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UAXGE OF THKUMOMETEU.
F\>lh?wing wji? the rango or th>? thcr
mome4?r at Thc Tlmes ofllcc yestcrdnv:
9 A. M.. 22: 12 M.. 39; S P. M.. ?: C P.
M.. 29; 9 P. M., 20; 12 31., 13; average
VOL. 14. JSO. 303.
BICHMOND VA., THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1. 1900.
Forecast for Thursday "an? FjrMafrr ~?
? Virginia?Fair and continued cold: Turs?r
day and Thursday night: Friday fah* an*
not so cold; dimlnlshinsr northw?st?riy
Xorth and .South .Carolina?Fair an*
continued cold Thursdav: diminlBhiag
northwesderly wfttds; Friday increaslnff.
cloudlness and warmer.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Took the Oath of Office Shortiy Before
DJine O'clock Last Night,
HE IMMEDIATELY ISSUED TWO ORDERS.
f he First Discharged Adjutant-General Collier and
Named John R. Castlemanas His Successor.
THE TROOPS IN FRANKFORT ORDERED HOME.
Mr. Goebel Was Propped up With Piilows and Was Able to
Raise His Hand Only With the Greatest Difiieuity?When
the Oath Had Been Given He Sahk Back Exhausted,
the Effort Having Been Almost Too IViueh for Him.
There is Possibility of Trouble With the
State Troops as They Have Recently
Been Reorganized and Are Largely
Made Up of the Followers of
Governor Taylor?The Lat
FRANKFORT, Ky., January 31.?Tlie condition of
Governor Goebel at 11:30 to-uight \vas%etter than at any
time during tlie day. He was resting comfortably, no
unfavorable svinptoms had appeared, and it was auuonuced
that he would unquestiouably get through the night in
FRANKFORT, KV.. Jan. 3L?William
Goebel was shbrtly before 9 o'clock to
r.lKht eworn in as Governor of Kentucky.
and J. C. W. Bcckhaim a few minutes later
took thc oath of Lioutenant-Governor.
The oath was admirristered 10 both ftfeu
by Chietf Justlce Hazelrigs-. of the Court
The plan to make Gocbel Governor was
set in rnotion aarly in the afternoon. A
statement was prepared saylng that the
boards which had heard the contests
for Governor and L,icutenant-Governor
had decided in fuvor of Goebel and Beck
ham, and lhat uhe boards intended lo re?
port their fladings to thc Lrf-gislaturc. but
that they had been prevcnUd from so
doing bv ihe aetion of Governor Taylor
? in dcelsring the Legislaiure adjourned.
DBIVBN FIROM 1-L.AOE TO PLACE.
The statemoni then yocs on to say that
lhe members of the L,eglslalure were
driven from place to place by the mllltia
and threateticd v.-ith arresl whencver they
nticenpted to hold a meeting. 5t was de
clared rhe belief of all the ?!gners of the
statement that Gocbel and Beckham were
the logslly e'.ccted Governor and Ueutcn
antJGbvei'iibr, and c'iCn rnan as hc sl=n0d
the paper, announced that he voted for
the adoptlon of thc majority rcp rt of
the contest boards, whieh declared Goebel
affld Berkham to be thc men rightfully
entitled to the oflice.
It Is slgned by a majority of the mem?
bers of both Hbuses.
Tlie statement in ftill is as follows:
"Vo the CiUzens of tha Common wealth of
??On tho tihirly-lirst day of January,
3?i>J. at 9:30, the hour to which tho House
of RepresentatSves had adjourned. the
menibers thereof attempied to assemble
in the State Capitoi. for the purpose of
performihg tho dutles with whieh ihey
are charged under the laws of the Com
monwealth. Aa'ttBio cntrahco to ;h<- House
lihey were met by armed soldiers, eom
manaed by the Adjutant-General of the
State, under tho orders of the Acling
G-overnor, and tho members of your
House or Efipfesebtaitlves, were by the
?oldiery not only refused admission to
the House. but commanded U? 'dlsperse
a* an unhrwful assembly.*
ATTBMPTED TO MBBT BLSr.WHERE.
"Ttoereuipon your representatlves attempt
ed to irm: at other .place.* within the city
of Frankfort, but were pursued by tho
some Boldiery and dlspersdd at the point
of the bayonet; fnrthermore. as if these
unwarrantod ac.ts?Jiiiherto unheard of
und without procedent itnder any fonn of
povornmenv? were not a sufileient assump
ton of tyrannteal powcrs. notlce was then
and there attenvpttd to be seryed upon
vour ropresentatives by uniformed oflicers
that he. the ac-ting Governor, had adjourn
ed the General Asstmbly to meei in I..011
don. in a rcmote mountain county dn tl/
beart of lhat eecUon of State notorious
throrghoul the n.ition for its lawiessne.-s.
<rr.urdi.rous feuds and assasslnatlons.
where he and his predecesfors have rc
jieatedly aoknowlcdnefl their Inahllity 1o
?nforce the law. tiven with the ftill assist
irooe of the miltary ponver of the State.
This outraKeous usurpatlon of power and
atltihority, denied to the legally constl
tuUoned Chief Exacutlye of the common
?woalth by the oonstilulion. the acting
Governor attemptfl 10 base upon an alleg:
?d state of Insurrecttdh which he. with?
out warraut of f.tct. de?lares to exi~t
throuprhou.t the State, and especially in
the vichiitv of Frankfort.
Now. therefore. we, the uixlerslgned
rapresontatives of Kentucky. do protest
to tlie people of tlie eommonweaith.
First?That no Insurrectlon exlsts in this
vlclnity of KnuikforL or elsewhe^e.
Beond?That no dansers or indicatlons
of danpers exist except such as have
arisen from time to time from the pres
?noe and tlireatonlng movements of pro
mtsouou* hordes of armed mountain Pe
publicans. broug-ht here by thc auing
g?vernor nnd his iMjiitical colleagues for
the sole. hut vain purpose of provoking
rescntment and counter-demonstrations
?n the rart of the law-abldlng citlzens
ot the State, which oourse of eonduct
ljad its log-ical and inevitaWe if not its
contemplated oulminaUon last Tuesday
jnomlng In thc assasslnation, from a
vlndow of the Exceutlve building in the
Jmmedlate ^clnity of \ the oflice of the
Actms Governor, of the Hon. WiUiarn
Goebel. a Senator approaching tlie thresh
old of the Senato Chamber, in th.-r- ercr
.cise of his oflieial duties, the victim be?
ing also the contestant lor Governor.
Third?That tho authorities of the coun?
tj" of Franklin- were able and jvilllrig to
jna.lntnin the law. and punish offenders,
but opportunity to do so was denied them
In order that an excuse migb't be found
for terrorizing the commuiiitj- with armed
We; j-our represeiitatives, dceplj- de- j
pluring the necessitj- thus lilaccd upon ;
us of at'templing to vlndicafe the f:iir !
nanie of our beloved but humiliatcd and
bleeding State. the innocent victim ol a j
tliousand crimes. against these scries of j
additional outrages. culminating this day
In the complete supp\Tcrssion of ihe 1 opis- !
lativo and Judiclal doparlments of the j
State gvvernment. rhe destruction of !
civil liberty and the enthrone.-neht of tj-- I
rannj- and trca^on. d<i declare the afpre- |
said conduct on the .part of the Acting j
Governor and his colieagues to be wlthout
warrant of law. without justification of
facts, and witftWut excuse.. save and ox- I
eept an unw'illingncs> on the part of the
Acting Governor to submit .his claim to |
the ollice ?whidh he now oceupies to a fair ;
and legal adjudication before tho hiirhest !
trlbunai known to the laws of the Com
Signed by all Democratic members of j
the House and Senate. j
It was slow worx qbtaining the slgna- ?
tures of the members of the. House and :
Senate, and although the jj-ork jvas in i
progress all the al'ternoon, it.wus not uri- j
til evening. that the necessar.v number of .
signaturos hud beon obtained. As soon i
as the lnst man actudlly needed had affix
ed his signature to the"statement. word
was sent to the resideiice of Chief Justice I
llazelrigg, of the Court of Anpeals. He l
came at once to the Capitol Hotel, passed j
dlrectly up :o the room of Alr. Goebel j
and adminlstored the cath of office.
propped'with P1LLOWS. \
Alr. Goebel was propped up with pil- j
lows and was able to raise his hand with j
the grev.tes; difflculty as he listened to j
the words of Judge llazelrigg. When |
the oath had been given Alr. Goebel sank ;
back exhaustcu. the effort having been |
jUmbst -too mtich for h!r5 strraigth. There j
wcr.e in the room at the time the oath j
was adihinistered, besides Alr. Goebel ?
and Judge llazelrigg. Arthur Goebel, )
brother .of the wounded man; .Alrs.
WeUh. his si-icr. and Dercy Halej-. his
campaign manager, and two or three
Alr. Goebel was iinable to say anj-thing j
regarding the mattcr. but the conlented |
smlle on .his face bore strong witness
td the jdeasure he felt. "?
Immediatelj1 xupon laavlhg Uie room
jvhere he had svrorn in Alr. Goebel, Judge )
llazelrigg wrnr to an adjoining room. !
where he swore in Alr. Beckhnm as j
Lici tenant-Governor. This done, he re?
turned to his home.
Judge llazelrigg daclined to make anj"
statement coiicerning the manner in
which the office had been conferred upor
tho Democratic contestants.
"A majoritj- of both Houses of the
Logisla'ure declcred for them." he said
"and when I was asked to swear them
In there was nothing left for rae to do
but adminisVer-the oaths of ofiice. The
l>rocceding was entirely lesal and proper.
I would not have done as I did had It
TOOK PROAIPT ACTIOX.
Mr. Goebel. as soon as he was assured
that he was legally Governor ot. Ken
tuckj-. took prompt aetion regarding the
military arm of the service. Two orders
were quickly prepared for his signature,
the first of which Oischarged Adjutant
General Daniel Oolller from ofiire and'
appointed General John B. Cast'eman. o
Loulsj-Ille. as h!s successor. The secr
ond was directed to the commanders of
the militia now stationed in this citj\
directing them to re'urn to their homes
Word was at once telegraphed to Gen?
eral Castlecnan of h's appjlntment. and
be is expected in the city to-morrow
Thero Ls a passibility of trouble in the
matter of the control of the State troops.
The regirncnts of the Gu.trd have lately
bren re-organlzed. and sw for the most
part jnado up of R6publlcans and the
personal followers of Goverr.ors Taylor.
WILL NOT OBEY. '. ?
It is not certain that thej- will at once
obej' tho orders issued by Governor Goe?
bel, and anj' attempt to force them to
do so will atmost certalnly result in
Some of the officcrs Intimated to
night that thej- would not obey' the.
orders to lea-v*c, although thej- were care- -
ful not to saj' so in speciftc terms.
Indications around Uie State Housa
to-night were not such as to warrant any
belief that the troops now there intended
tb move away in the morning. Supplies
of clothihg and food were being received
and unioaded, and everything seemed to
warrant the assumptlon that the troops
were to staj- for a time, at Ieast.
General Collier refused positively to say
anything regarding his possible linc of
action. He would not saj", however. that
he had any intention of giJ-ing up his
post at the order 'of Governor Goebel.
Seventy-six members of the Hou?e and
Senate signed the statement, which in
cluded some strong eriticlsm of the ac
tions of Goj-ernor Taj"lor in ad'journing
the Legislature and preventing it from
meeting by the use of the militia. The
House and Senate will make another ef
fort to mcet to-morrow, but the Demo?
cratic members saj: they do not expect
any trouble. If thej- are prevented from
entering the hall they will meet some
where else. They say that no violence
will be offered to anj-bodj-, even though
the members of.the Legislature are satis
ficd* that tho troops are acting illegallj".
It was announced bj- members of the
militia to-night that of the soldiers now
under arms here. about 300 would obey
tho orders of Governor Goebel! It is not |
expected that thej- will aitack thdlr com
rades. but thej- will refuse to obey thc
ord'ers of Governor Taj'lor and take their
chances of a court-martial.
v UNIQUE PLAN.
The Democrats had an unlque plan for
getting the Legislature togc-ther to-night,
which would have been carried into effect
had thej- not succeedfcd in obtaining tho
neccspary signaturcs to the Goebel fand
Decknr.ar. statement earlier In the even
Frank Keenan pluycd "A Poor Rela?
tion" at tho Opera House to-nifiht, and
it was tho intention of the Democratic
Senators and representatives to go to
the entertainment one by one. At the
end of the first act Spt-aker Trimble was
to mount the stage, call tht- ?Logislature
to order and adopt tlie rnajorltj- report of
the Contesting Board. Tho scheme.
would probably havo. been carried to :l
successftil issu-e had tne members de?
cided to attempt- "t.
Exjreme vigilnnce is practiccd bj- all
tlie guafds around the State House
grounds to-night. The orders are more
strict than they have been at anj- time
heretofore and nobodj- without a uniform
is allowed Inside .the grounds.
F-RAX'IvFORT, K\'.. Jan. 31.?Governor \
Taylof this afternoon issued the follow- j
i'rig addresa to tho people:
To the People of Kentucky:
"Tho most lamentable condition of af
fair.i over experlenced bj- our people has
reridered prompt action on the part of tho
Chief Execulive of the State absolutely
"A long serics of unprecedented and
umawful acts, practiced bj* thoso in
charge of the leglslativd interests of the
State, has culminated in the most fearful
condition of the period to the State. The
dreadful tragedj- which occurred j-cster
day shocked and startled all, and can be
no more sincerelj- depiored bj- anj- one
"Tho attempt to logislate under such
conditions of threatened violence as now
prevaHs in Erankfort would be shecr
madness, and I have. therefore. in the.
cxerclse of mj' constltutional iinwers, ad
REV. DR, V/ILLIAM E. HATCHER.
(President of the Baptist Orphariage.)
jpurned the Leg-lslature to convene in
Eondon. Ky.. on February Cth. .
?T have taken every precautlon to pre
servo the peace. that every eitizen may
know that life and property are safs and
will bo protected with every resource of
the Commonwealth. I trust that in this
laudahle effort 1 will have the support of
every law-abidlng eitizen ofKentucky.
(Signed) "'^"- S-PI. \ ?, ?
"Governor of Kentucky."
! CO.MPMCATED SITUATION
FR-VNKFORT. KY.. Jan. 31.-Never
was there a more complicated political
situation than that which to-night con
fronts thc politicians of KentucKy, and
never was there one of which it seemed
so difficult to form a guess as to the out
\ir day long the Democraey grouped
nround. trying to find some way in which
it could seat in the Gubernatorlal chair
it j leader. Wiliiam Goebel. who lles slowly
dv'inc of'the wound inliicted by the bullet
of an assassin. ?
Xo matter which wa>' the Democrats
turned they were confronted by the same
prospect?a Ilne of blue, edged with steel?
and it was fully understood by both par?
ties that the "n0 and in0 steel-were there
for business pnrposes only. There was
no bluff. no falsa alarm about it.
THRONGBD WITH SOLDIBRS.
All day through the streets of Frankfort.
soldlers marehed and counter-marched.
(Continued on Second Pase.)
Buller Resolved on Mak
ing Another At
HE STILL H0LDS)THE
While Lyttleton'si Brigade is Still
North of tlie River.
BESIEGED GARRISON IS
Health of the Troops Improve and
They Can Hold Out.
SPION KOP LOSS FORTY PER CENT.
i XJiisis Greatci- Than Any British Force
; Ever Sufl'ered, Except Possibly at
Albncra, Spain in 1S11?Fourth
Cavalry B'riffadc Ordcrcd to
Embnrk and Hali*-Pay
Naval bfliccrs Told u>
for Service. *
LO'NDON. Jan. 31.? When the nation hai
almost resigned itself to the fall of Lady
smith, there comes from all quarters to
day an Indication that General Buller wil
make another attempt to reach the be
If the Daily 'Mail's report. of General
Buller's statement that be hopad to be
In Ladysruith within a weok could be im
picitly relied on.-news of further ^ighting
would be cxpected shortly.. But the pspers
are loath to believe what the St. James
Gazette charactenizes as '?unwarrantable
boastlng" i* true. jMbreover, the War
Oflice throws cold water on the dispatch
this afternoon by issrfins a statement that
it has no news confirxnatory of such a
move as General Buller".* reported rpeech
ihdicates. Yet. to-day's dlspatehes frcm
Ladysmith attd Cape Town give a strong
imprcss'on that there is somethmg more
than a rumor in all these reports.
ANOTHER DASH LIKELY.
So. whi.c all de.in'te opinlon must await
further news, it dct-s not seem at all un
likely that another desperatc effort will
be made to succor General White.
The pessibiliiy of General Builer maklng
another dash appears to depei.d greatly
on the exact position of General Lyttle
ton's brlgade. Beyond the undertsanding
that it is on the north side of the Tugela
river, evervthmg is a niatter of supposi
tlon. It will eusily be seen that if Gen?
eral Lyttleton still ^holds the drifts on
the north side. General Buller retains the
opcnings and mlght attempt atiother ad
vance bv way of Potgieter's or. some
neighbor'ng drift. But the vagueness re?
garding the position of General Lyttleton
resolves all this into purely surmlse.
From the other columns there is not
muc-h news of any kind. and it would
require something of overwhelming im
portance to distract from the absorblng
interest in Ladj-smith's dilemma.
THE ORDER TO RETIRE.
However. there are interesting cable
dlspatches tellmg the story of Splon Kop.
Winston Church 111 says that Captaln
Thomeycroft, whoreplaced the wounded
General Woodgate; ls the hitherto nri
named officer who gave the order to re
tlre,. and fully justifies. him in so dolng.
Churchlll says .the Boer Iosses. were
greater than those of the Brltish.
A dispatch from the Assoclated Press
represeretath-e at Spearman's Farm. dated
Thursday, January 25th, descr.blng the
flght and retirement from Spiori Kop,
"We filed dow^sadly, but in perfect orT
der. Tlie King"s Ro>-al Rlfles* colonel-was
struck down at the moment a hellograph
message ordering the retirement was
handed to hfan. The enemy -is holding
thanksgtvlng services to-night. '
> "The aurgeons who ascended the hill
were allowed to save our wounded. The
scene at the top was a fcarful and terrir
ble witness of the destructlveness of the
artillery. All day our stretoher bearers
were busj- carrying down men."
EAIBARKATTON OF CAVALRY.
LONDON, Jan. "3I.-Sudden orders were
received at Aldershot this afternoon for
the Immediate embarkatlon of the Fourth
Cavalry Brigade for the Cape. .
CAPB TOWN, Jan. 31.?Field Marshal
Lord Roberts authorizes the report of the
Associated Press to Say that as a result
of his inspectlon ot* the hospital servlce
here, he is perfectly satislied that every
thing medlcal skill suggests for the bcne
flt and comfort of the sick and wounded
hai been done. He ls satlstted the Home
authoritles are sending out all the nurses
who will posslbly be required.
CAN HOLD OUT.
LABY'SAHTH, Sunday January 2S.?
(Heliographed to Swartz Kop, North of
the Tugela River)?The news of the pro
longation of the siege resulting from Gen?
eral Buller" s faiiure is received with
fortltude. Wo can , hold on. The gar
rison is healthier. cherry and confident.
Di.-rease is disappearlng and there is no
horse sickness. The ralns gl\"e plenty of
grass. AVe can hear General Buller's
guns still working and it is rumored in
camp that he is advancing along another
line. The Boer laagers around are again
full of men. who have returned from the
L'pper Tugela. The Boers have also
taken up a new position on'the hills nea
Cqleriso, jvhere they are in great force
Keinforcements are apparently arriving
from the Transj-aal. Strong bodles ' of
Boers are also visible between here and
UTTER LACK OF IXTEREST
LOXDOX. Jan. 31.-There was an utter
lack of interest In to-day's debate in the
House o? Commons. The =peechcs were
academic: travelled in Ueep worn ruts and
did not touch upon .the future. in which
alono the public is much interested.
The only_sign .of animation during the
scssion was when Sir Robert Threshiereid
attacked the South African Committee,
drawlng forth cries from the Trish mem?
bers of "nublish the Hawkeslej- letter."
LOXDOX. Jan. 31.?A speclal dispatch
from Cape Town says 150 Amerlcan scoutj
who arrived there as muleteers, have eu
listed in the Brltish forces.
CAPE TOIV.V, Jan. :?.?General Buller
still holds the Tugela Drifts and wil
posslbly renew his attempt to force his
way through tho Boer defences before
long. In anj- case. Ladj-smith is capable
of holding out for a considerable time.
' PRETORIA. Alonday, lan. 23.?It is ofK
cially announced that the Boer casualties
at Sp'on Kop were iiftj'-three kided and
Webster Davis, assi.'-tant Secretary of
tiie Interior at AVashington, accempanied
by United States Consul Hollis -and the
State attorne.v, .started to-day for the
Boer Head Laager at Ladj-smith, in the
President's salocn carriage. ,.
LOXDOX, Jan. 31.?The War Office has
REV. DR. WILLIAM H. WHITSITT.
issued an aJdltior.al casualty 11st in the
battle of Spion Kop and of the engage
ments at Venter's Spruit January lTth and
January 20th. The addltional list numbers
139 men killcd; 3S1 wounded, and sixty
three missing-. a total of 593.
With 174 additional casaalties given for
the fighting at Venter's Spruit, the total
loss smce the- bcjinning o.t the war is
placea at 9.G5S men. '?'
SPION KOP EGSS HEAVT.
LONDON Feb. 1.?4 A. M.?The supple
mental llsts of.caiualtles fill two columns
in nonpareil type In the.-. morning papers
making 1,300 reported thus far in Gen?
eral Buller's--operations ? north of the
The Daily Chroniclo estimates that the
total exceeds two thousand.
The forty per cent loss at .Spion ,-Kop
is greater than any 'British- force ever
suffered, except' ' possibly . at Albuera,
Spaln. in 1SU.
The Admiralty has.warned all half-pay
haval offlcers to hoid. themselves in readi
ness for-service. This, with the fact. that
able seainen, not thoroughly experienced
have been .wlthdrawa; From,the Channel
Squadron. is taken to' Indlcate the early
mohiiizatlon of: tha reserve fleet. ea
peclally "A"; Dlvlsion.
At a.meetins o* the Artny and >tavy mem?
bers of the.House'of-Commons yesterday,
a resolution .expresslng- absolnCe.eonttdence
In . whatever - the-Governmerif' thought
(Continued on Second Page.) :
The Baptists of Virginia Are Trying Hard
to Get Him. :i
MAY BE THE HEAD OF THE QRPHANAGi
It is Understood That He is the Choice for the Place'
and Will be Urged to Come.
SOME ONE NEEDED TO RAISE MONEY FOR IT.
Dr. Whitsitt is Now in Europe. Where He Went to Collect Ma
terial for a Book?Several Prominent Baptist Ministers
Have Been Seiected to Wait Upon Him and Persuade
Him to Accept the Position that Will he Offered,
It is Not Known Whether or Not He Will
^ Come, But Strong Pressure Will be
' Brought to Bear to Have Him De
cide the Matter Favorafaly
to the Virginia
It Iewked out last night^ at a late hour
that Rev. Dr. AVm. H. Whitsitt. who- was
for trany years prestdent ot" the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, at Lnuis
ville, Kj'.. will be offered an important
land responsible position bj" the Bap
tists of the State of Alrginia.
AVhile it could not be definitely learned
last night what thU position is. there
were good grounds for believing that
it is the fc-?ad of the Baptist Orphanage,
at Salem, Va. One of the leading Bap
tlsts of Richmond was asked about the
matter, and decllned to say whether or
not this was true. He stated that the
position to be offered Dr. Whitsitt was
| a viry Important one. and that when
it was announced publicly through the
papers there would be much interest felt
in the appoimtment. He also stated that
several Baptist ministers who occupy
high positlons among the Baptist3 of Vir?
ginia. !had beon asked to use- their ln
flu-ence with* T>r. -%Vhltsitc to urge him
to accept the iposition which would be
pffexed tilm, and that while it could
not be predlcred now whethar or not
Dr. tVhitsttt would accept. every effort
would be made to get him to eoma to
Virginia and take up the work.
.The Baptist Orphanage of Virginia is
under tbe guidance and support of the'
Baptist General Association of Virginia,
and is a Iarge and uaeful Instltutlon.
whioh is doing a great deal of good. It
was started ln. a small way. and: was
gradually bullt up. as.jts usefulness was
-realized by those who had Its interesta
at heart. There are now two buUdlngs
well equipped, and there are. plans oa
foot to greatfy* enlarge the institutlon
ahd get for it a good^deal larger ftnan-.,
cial aid.' Rev. Dr. WHIiam E. HatchJr,
pastor of Grace-Stseet Baptist ehurch !a
this :city. is president of tha Baptist f>c
phariage. and has been aa active spim
in building tt up to lt3 present hJgb
standard" and great u-jefulness.
Rev. Dr. Taylor, formeriy.of Wllnsins
ton, K"- C, was the ftpanclat ageat. ot
tha . instltutum "for/ several mOnths. bat
: resdgned to 'accep'l tfae'posltioh of. tha
head-. - of - tho"": Baptist Orphanage , ?t
, Georgia. i-y -, >
-Since that time the Vtrginta Orphanaga
has had no active head who could devote
his lime to ralslng monny for Its exten
sion and support. Dr. Hatcher having lit?
tle time from his many other duties to
devote to this part of the work. and St
was deerned wise and nece^sarj' to have
.som.fi one who kncw the importanco of
the work acdl jvho uuderstood how to
raise tho money for the instltution to
take chargo of these duties and devote
his time to them.
Rev. Dr. platchoi Is known to he a
warm personal friend of Dr. Whltsltt's.
as well as a great admirer of the latter's
ablliij- and power In and out cf the pulplt.
It Ls belleved that Dr. Hartcher has for^
sometime boen wutehlng the movements
of Dr. Whitsitt and hoplng that some
opportunltj" nJght arise by which Dr.
Whitsitt could be Induced to come to
IS NOW IX" EUROiPE.
For some time Dr. Whitsitt has been
in Europe. where he went la-;t summer
to collect information from the great li
brarles In that country to be used in tho
preparation of a book. He preached In
Richmond last August at tho First Bap?
tist ehurca during Dr. Cooper's vaca lon.
and manv- of tk'a fiien-:ls here gave> him a
he.u'tj' weiecme to Richmond.
Dr. Whitsitt. as will be remembered
by readers of The Tltnes. reslgned the
presidcncj' of the Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary scmetlme ago as a re
.-ult of a strorw? flght made against him
by Baptlsts of Kentucky, Tennessee,
Arkans.ts. Texas. and other Southw?<>tern
States, and led by Rev. Dr. T. T. Eaton,
pastor of WiUnut-Stroet Ba,|>tist cburch.
f^miisvllle. and, fid ti>r r.f the Western
Recorder. the leading Baptist paper of
.Kentucky. This llght was made on ac?
count c f certain publicatlous made by Dr.
Whitsitt of some of his historieal re
searches, the offensive statement In partl
culac hoing that the Ba.ptlsts ttp to n few
hundred j-ears ago did not practke itiincr
CARS LOOSE ON THE MQUNTAINS
Tlirce Men Kliretl ancl One Wotinded
011 n fliiiii! Car.
PULASKf. VA.. Jan. 31.?Speeial.?w;hile
the mixed trahx on the Betty Buker
Branch of the Crlpple Creek Dlvlslon of
the Norfolk and Western railroad was
shiftln.g cars at the Betty Baker mines
this morning, two cars got loose and ran
down the moimtaln. the brakt-man jump
Ing* off. " "
After running a mlie these cars ran Into
r? plump-car with four section hands on It.
T..ree of these were Instantly killed, and
the fourth dangcrouslj' hurt.
George 'Summers-. A. Z. Phllllps and A.
.Surratt were the men killed. Oscar John?
son was hurt.
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS.
?Board of Directors of Chamber of
Commeree consider the street falr.
? Favorable action on the bill to provide
for traveling auditors.
?Speaker Saunders may run for Attor
?George W. Btevens now presldent of
the Chesapeake and Ohio railwoj-.
?Acetylene gas planc will probably be
erected in Alanchester.
?Prominent cltlzen of Honolttlu and
member of the Hawalian Council of Stnte
talks interestingly on the future of our
?A wlld train strlkes a hand-car on the
Crlpple Creek road nnd killa three men.
?Electlon of Senator AlcCorkle's suc
?Senator Caffery's son has- his leg
brokenat Washington and Lee Univer
?A Presbyterfan church near Staunton
destroyed; by flre.
?The bt? Chesapeake and Ohio Hner
Ch^kahomlny overdue. and uneaslness*
felt on h?r account.
?An Indlctmenc for murder found
firalnst Ben Chandle>- in connectlon with
the Iyncbing of Walter Watts, at New
port News. Chandler hns disappeared.
?Goebel at about midnight ww still
allve and apparently doing well. He toote
the oath of office a? Governor of Ken?
tucky shortly before 0 o'clock. and im
mediately issued orders discharginje A?t
jutant-General CoUier and namlng his
?Democratic members of Kentucky
Legislature held a secret sesslon.
?- ?A man who said he shoc Goebel. nnd
would not; be takert alive. captured- after
leaplng unhurt froro a third-atory win
dow and running a mile.
?Sensationat discussion ia Senate over
reading of a* document written, bs
?Buller will make another attempt to
... ?Tiie crarrison is cheerful and conftdent
of holding out.
?The los* at SdIoh Kop flght was 40 per