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RANGE OP THERMOMETER.
Following "?ras the range of the ther?
mometer at Ttic Tmes office yesterday:
0 A. M.. 60; 12 M., 66: 3 P. M.. 59: 6 P. M.,
51;9P. M., S3: 12 M., 50. Average Tern?
I?atarc,{ 5S. ' t
WEATHER FORECAST.
Forecast for Thursday anrt Friday:
Virginia?Fair and cool Thursday; Fri?
day fair: warmer; fresh northerly winds.
Noth Carolina?Fair ami cool Thursday,
except showers? in extreme portion; Fri?
day fair; diminishing northerly winds.
VOL.U5. NO. 77.
RICHMOND VA. THURSDAY. MAY 10. 1900,
PKICE TWO CENTS?
GILLIGAN TRIAL .
GOES OVER AGAIN
Counsel's Gallant Fight
for Postponement.
WEED'S EVIDENCE
Two Motions Overruled or Aban?
doned.
IMPASSIONED PLEAS MADE
The Demand for the Presence of This
"Witness Was the Last l?-esourco
and the Delay Was a Victory
Scored ? Gillig-an's Sis?
ters There to Tell
Him Good-bye.
SUFFOLK, VA., Slay D.Lspecial.?Glili
gan has gained a month's time and scored
a poinC Concluding an argument that was
characterized by length, logic, astuteness
and diplomacy, blended at times with sar?
casm, humor and flattery, Judge Atkinson
ruled at 12:40 o'clock this afternoon that
the case should go over till Tuesday, June
fith.
Judge Atkinson said by inference that it
would be no use to come into court any
more with pleas for continuance because
o? Witness Weed's absence.
After two motions had been overruled
or abandoned yesterday, the defence had
only the Weed matter to rely on. They
fought bravely and with desperation.
ISU'ASSIONED PLEAS.
With impassioned pleas concerning the
materiality of Weed's evidence, with ar?
dent prayers fur justice to Gilligan, and
astute, well-planned pleas regarding small
points and technicalities viewed through a
high-grade microscope, lawyers for the
defence fought a good light and won.
Whether or not Weed is an important
witness, and disregarding the probability
of his appearance in June, the Gilligan
folks have, gained time and made a score.
Gilligan walked into the room with ihc
.?-ame bearing of indifference and defiance
which was worn yesterday. He sat down
between Judge Hinton and Sir. Edwards,
hie attorneys.
TILE WEED WITNESS.
Col. Boykin announced that Sirs. Pool,
who was supposed, last night, to be an
important witness, did not know about
the time of Weed's return.
Edwin T. Pool was put on the stand
and introduced letters from Weed dated
Brunswick, Ga., March l?th and April
12th, and from New York April 3d.
T. H. Curtis said when Weed left he
stated he should go south to Old Mexico
and then abroad. He deft March 1st and
expected to be gone two or three months,
witness affirmed.
J. A. Gwaltney, of Surry county, said
he knew Weed. He heard he was going
to break up in Surry and leave. Weed
had told witness he should go to Europe
and return in about six months.
Harry Whit more asserted on the stand
that he had leased Weed's farm. Weed
had told him he should make an extended
tour and didn't think he would return un?
der eight months.
OTHER WITNESSES.
Judge Hinton announced that the de?
fence would have additional ground for
a continuance because of the absence of
two other witnesses. He says that ?was
not known last night.
Sir. Edwards wanted to have Gilligan's
affidavit amended. Counsel for the
prosecution said it should be considered
dune.
The motion for a continuance, on the
ground of Weed's absence, was argued
with astuteness and eloquence, blended
with a sjtrain of humor, by Slessrs. Boy
kin. Holland, Hinton and Edwards. Sir.
Holland declared that the motion was
made for purposes of delay, and they
had no assurance that 102 witnesses
would not be needed before they got
through.
CANNOT FORCE WEED TO COME.
Judge Hinton pledged the defence to
use every means in their power to g
Weed. The court ruled that i; was
well settled fact where a witness is out
of a court's jurisdiction no one could
force his attendance. He did not deem
il necessary to require a disclosure of
the evidence it was expected to intro?
duce by Weed. The court-declared posi?
tively that at the June term he should
proceed at once with the trial .
Gilligan talked pleasantly to court
officers and shook bands with many peo?
ple. Rob Fergusson, the young man
through whose advice Gilligan surren?
dered, was one of these who came and
talked. Gilligan asked for a paper. One
was handed him.
CIGARETTE SSIOKER.
Gilligan is an inveterate cigarette
smoker. He keeps a little roll in his
mouth most every chance. When offered
a cigar he declined, lit- does not use
them.
Gilligan left the court green late in
the afternoon in charge of Sheriff Ed?
wards and Deputy Johnson. The party
had supper at the home of the sheriff and
took a train at Zuni for Petersburg.
?Miss Isabel Turner and her mother
drove on the court-green a little after
10 o'cloek. They wore deep" mourning
and heavy veils. They were assisted
out of the carriage and retired te> their
room in the hotel. Sllss Turner's father
was slain on her birthday. It was her
nineteenth.
Gilligan sat in the court room nearly
an hour after adjournment.
HIS SISTERS.
Three sisters came in to say farewell.
The sisters, who embraced him tenderly,
were Miss Llllie Gilligan, Mrs. J. T.
Slltch?ll and Mrs. Susie Batter. The
latter was in deep mourning.
Attorney Holland, after adjournment,
stated that he did not believe the testi?
mony of Weed would be material to the
case.
BACK IN PETERSBURG.
PETERSBURG. VA_. May ?-Special.?
A. C. Gilligan. charged with the murder
of C. Beverly Turner, was brought back
to Petersburg- to-night and placed in
jail.
Southern Baptists.
HOT SPRINGS, ARK., May 9.-Almost
one thousand^delegates to the Southern
Baptist Convention, which will be in ses?
sion here during the next few days, have
airead arrived. Fourteen States are rep?
resented in the gathering.
The convention opens Friday morning,
but the Baptist Young People's Union be
gins work to-morrow morning. The con?
vention will hold three sessions daily until
its business is ended.
Rev. Dr. ,T. J. Tyler, of Virginia, or Rev.
Dr? A. J. Barton, of Arkansas, will preach
the forty-fifth annual sermon.
THE ST, LOUIS STRIKE
Police Prevented Riotous Demonstra?
tion but- Few Cars Ran.
ST. LOUIS, MO., May 9.?The second
day of the great street railway strike
was quite as uneventful as the first was
riotious.
The St .Louis Transit Company has
made no effort to run its cars on tha
suburban line, but with policemen massed
on the streets1 and on cars, it succeeded
in getting a number through.
It has been shown that by massing their
forces on a single line the police cwuld
keep that line open.
Frequent conferences were held on both
sides. The police prevented a repetition
of the riotous demonstrations. The
streets were filled with people, many of
them bearing placards expressing sym?
pathy with the strikers, but they were
not allowed to congregate.
President Mahone. of the Amalgamated
Association of Street Railway Employes
of America, is directing the strike.
Prominent citizens assured the the Mayor
of their hearty co-operation in all his
might do to preserve peace, and later made
similar representations to the Police Board.
It was a day -Of proclamations, mani?
festos, statements and explanations.
While one of the cars was making a re?
turn trip with passengers on board, a
crowd began tiirowing rocks. Some of them
struck a policeman on the car and another
crashed through the top of the car. The
passengers at this juncture deserted the
car and lan through the alleys.
The Police Board, which has been in
session all day over the strike, has asked
the Sheriff to immediately swear in a posse
of 500 deputies to assist the police in keep?
ing order and tri enable the street-car
companies to run their cars.
A shot fired from a suburban car that
was stoned killed Frank Lebrecht to?
night.
Hiring Motormen.
CLEVELAND. O., May 0?An agent of
the St. Louis Street-Car Company, now
tied up by a strike, has opened an office
here to hire mortormeh to go to that city.
It Is said that 300 men have already been
engaged.
Thousands Out of Worte;
PHILADELPHIA. May 9.?The war
between the Allied Building Trades
Union Council and thr> Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners will be fought
out to the bitter end unless a peacemaker
steps into the affair.
At a meeting of the council to-day an
order was issued to every workman affili?
ated with tne council not to work with a
Brotherhood carpenter on any job. This
throws many thousands of men out of
work, in addition to the five thousand
men now idle.
JIM HOWARD SURRENDERED.
He Is Accused of Firing the Shot That
Killed Gocbel.
FRANKFORT, KY., May 3.?Jim How?
ard, who was named by Cuiton and other
witnesses as the man who probably fired
the shot which killed Gocbel. surrendered
at the jail here to-night. He asserts he
can prove an alibi.
ODD FELLOWS
ELECT OFFICERS
The Committee on Entertainment of
the Sovereign Grand Lod?e Makes
Report on Coming to Richmond.
HOT SPRINGS, VA.. May 0?Special.?
The Grand Lodge of Virginia Odd-Fellows
convened at 10:00 this morning. The mat
tor of special interest was the report of
the General Committee on Entertain?
ment of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
which meets in Richmond next September,
They presented their report, which was
unanimously approved, and the Grand
Lodge will make a handsome appropriation.
OFFICERS ELECTED.
The afternoon session of the Grand
Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows was very interesting. Soon after
reconvening tiie election of officers took
place, with the following result: W. T.
Baldwin, of Kadford, Grand Master; E. E.
Northern, of Mathews, Deputy Grand
M?stet ; W. D. Hill, of South Boston,
Grand Warden; T. Wiley Davis, of Rich?
mond, Grand Secretary; John W. Fergus
son, of Richmond; Grand Treasurer; Rev.
J. J. Seherer, of Marion, Grand Chaplain;
Charles D. Fox, of Roanoke. Representa?
tive to the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
The reports of the Finance and Judiciary
Committees were, after a spirited debate,
adopted. After disposing of some routine
business the Grand Lodge took a recess at
G o'clock.
INSTALLATION.
At S o'clock to-night the officers as
elected this afternoon were duly installed.
At the close of this report the place of
meeting for next year has not been de
sided upon.
Mr. A. Prank Richardson and Dr. P. R.
Whitcomb, of New York, who are well
known in Richmond, icft for home to-night
after a month's stay at Virginia's, most
popular resort.
REBECCA ASSEMBLY.
Tile Rebecca Assembly, I. O. O. F.. of Vir?
ginia, mei last night and elected the fol?
lowing officers: Miss Laura E. Becton,
president; Mrs. Ol. XE. Buchanan, vice
president: Mrs. Bertha E. L. Gay. sec?
retary; Mrs. Addie McCoy, warden; Mrs.
Edmond Perkins, treasurer; Mrs. Kate
Hart, chaplain.
NORTH CAROLINA GRAND LODGE.
They Accept the Invitation of AsTje
vlllo to Meet There Next Year.
WINSTON-SALEM, IN. C, May S.
Speclal.?To-day's sessions "of Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows was devoted
?principally to routine, work. The mem?
bers were entertained for one hour this
evening with a concert given by an
Orphan Class from Goidsboro.
The auditing committee reported that
the books of the Grand Secretary. Gnahd
(Treasurer, and treasurer of the Board of
Trustees of the Orphan 'Home were found
correct.
A"n Invitation from Asheville to hold th?
next annual session of the Grand Lodge,
there was accepted by acclamation.
This afternoon the Grand Lodge and
class of orphans were given a complimen?
tary ride over the street-car line by
Salem Lodge.
NEW YORK, May {).? Robert Wet som,
a middle-used man, jumped from the
Brooklyn. Bridge this evening. He is the
third person who has jumped from this
bridge during the last three weeks.
CARNIVAL WEEK, RICHMOND, MY 14 TO 19.
POPULISTS HOLD
?n f ??MA/CN
Assemble in Cincinnati
and Sioux Falls.
CHEERS AND JEERS
Brvan's Name Evoked Great Ap?
plause at Sioux Falls.
DENOUNCED AT CINCINNATI
Ignatius Donnelly at the Middle-of
the-I?oad Populist Convention
Excoriated the Exponent of
the Chicago Platform.
Bryan and Towne Ban?
ners Wave.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May G?.?It was
but a few minutes after 2 o'clock when
Chairman Butler called the National Popu?
list Convention to order. .
All the delegations entered quietly, with
the exception of those from Minnesota and
Nebraska, both of which evoked much ap?
plause as they came marching down the
aisles.
The Minnesota men carried banners and
a large shield upon which was" inscribed
"Bryan and Towne."
A large number of the delegates carried
tin horns and made their presence mani?
fest by ear-splitting toots.
After the band of tho Fifty-first Iowa
Infantry had rendered a patriotic selection,
Bishop O'Gorman read an invocation. Then
the band played a medley of patriotic airs,
amid deafening cheers and waving of flags.
Governor Lee, of South Dakota, on behalf
of his Stato, welcomed the convention in
a vigorous speech, in which he sketched
Populist principles, asserted that four years
more of SIcKinleyism may forever bury
Democratic government in America, and
eulogized Bryan as a standard bearer. He
referred to the splendid heroism of the
South African republic amid an outburst j
of cheers.
The allusion to Bryan brought the dele?
gates to their feet In a hurricane of cheers
and waving of flags, some enthusiastic [
delegates climbing on their chairs to voice
their approval.
Senator Butler, in his speech calling the
convention to order, referred to the dis?
satisfaction resulting from the seemingly
unavoidable episode of two vice-presidential
candidates in the last campaign.
After reciting some other facts connected
with the management of the party. Sena?
tor Butier referred briefly to the platform
to be adopted by the convention, saying in
part :
THE TRUSTS.
"Every political party will go into this
campaign denouncing trusts. The English
language will be exhausted in searching
for adjectives with which to paint the un?
lawful combinations, but Mark Hanna
platforms will not have the courage or the
honesty to point to the causes that pro
Muce trusts and to offer a remedy for them.
That remedy is already in every platform
ever adopted by a People's party conven?
tion.
"Any combination of people who can con?
trol the throe great instrumitits of com?
merce will control all commerce and con?
trol the government itself. These instru?
ments are money, transportation, and
transmission of intelligence. Turn to the
constitution frame.d by our forefather--".
What do you find? At the head of the
list that it is the duty of Congress to con?
trol the instruments of commerce. Has
Congress done it? No. What is the re?
sult? A government of the trusts, for the
trusts, by the trusts. What is the remedy?
Stand by the Constitution. 'Let Congress
carry out its sworn duty and control these
Instruments of commerce in the interests
of all and not permit them to be con?
trolled by private individuals for the bene?
fit of the few."
Next Senator Butler called attention
briefly to the action of the People's
party in the last campaign, and the situa?
tion that confronts the party now. The
Democratic Convention, which had for
many years been following false gods,
named a candidate that commanded the
respect and confidence of every follower
of Jefferson and Lincoln to so great a
degree that the People's party put
patriotism and country above party and
refused to nominate another candidate,
but accepted the Democratic candidate
and had the nominee for Vice-President
stood for what the nominee for President
did, that candidate also weuld have been
accepted.
Temporary Chairman Ringdale, of
Slalne, was introduced. He said the
convention's mission was two-fold, to t?'
affirm the Declaration of Independence
and to name the next President of the
L'nited States . The convention -stands
as a guarantee that liberty shall not die
.on this continent.
Hon. Thomas Peterson was selected as
permanent chairman of the convention
by acclamation, and J. N. Curran, of
Kansas, and Leo Vincent, of Colorado,
and! William, IT. Deisher. of (Pennsyl?
vania, permanent secretaries.
The evening session was devoted entirely
to Kinging and music by the Fifty-first
Iowa Regiment Band.
The Committees on Credentials. Resolu?
tions and Permanent Organization were
not ready to report. Cries for"Pettigrew."
"Jerry Simpson," and "Cyclone Davis" at
once went up, but none of these gentle?
men appeared.
THE PLATFORM!.
The Committee on Platform at mid?.
night had agreed up on the planks on
imperialism, militarism, trusts and the
finances.
The first deplores the conduct of the
administration "in changing the war of
humanity into the war of conquest."
Denounces the Philippine policy and the
Porto Rican policy, and the increase of
this 'standing* army. Sympathy Is ex?
tended to the Boers and our mediation de?
manded.
Trusts are denounced? as the greatest
evil of the age.
The financial plank demands the?open
ing of the mints for the free and un?
limited coinage of silver and gold at the
present legal ratio of 16 to* 1.
The abuse of the injunction power- Is
also denounced, and remedial legislation
demanded. ? ? .
BRYAN DENOUNCED
In a Speech by Ignatius Donnelly at
Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, May 0.?National Chair?
man D. Clem. Deaver called the convention
of the Middle-of-the-Road Populists to
order at 1:50 P. ?AI. He introduced Mayor
Tafel; who welcomed the delegates to Cin?
cinnati in a brief speech, in which he gave
expression as to what the delegates were
pleased to interpret and applaud as Popu?
list sentiments.
When Chairman Deaver rapped for order
there were on the floor of the Opera-House
470 mien and women, occupying delegates'
seats, and 75 peopie in the galleries.
Chairman Deaver delivered his formal
address to the delegates. His remarks
were loudly applauded throughout.
National Secretary Jo. A. Parker was
Oten introduced to read the call for the
convention. Parker was received with tu?
multuous applause. He prefaced the read?
ing with a few remarks on the work of the
'National Committee following the disrup?
tion In the Populist forces at Lincoln, Neb.,
on February last. He said:
"We have had a terrific struggle to hold
together the honest men of the party, but
I believe we have succeeded, and the Peo?
ple's party is saved."
ALLEN EXCORIATED.
He excoriated Allen and that gentleman's
alleged remarks at Lincoln, "W? have
thrown them over the transom."
Chairman Deaver announced that the
National Committee had recommended the
selection of former Congressman M. W.
Howard, of Alabama, for temporary chair?
man. The convention unanimously ratified
that recommendation
Mr. Howard was received with much ap?
plause. He said:
"We have reached a crisis in the history
of the People's party. By your action to?
day you are to determine whether the party
is to live for a glorious future or to die
an ignominious death. We must adopt
such a platform of principles as will ap?
peal to the millions who are seeking for a
solution of these great questions which
confront us. At the forefront of these
stands the financial question. One of our
great mistakes lias been in accentuating
our demand for the free coinage of silver.
"A greater issue than this is the paper
currency issued directly by the govern?
ment itself. Let us plant ourselves lirmly
upon this proposition, and while not aban
j doning the cause of silver, ; let us go for?
ward to the more'advanced and more logi?
cal position.
"Another great question is government
ownership of railroads. Along wiib this is
the government ownership of telegraphs.
The city should, own its street car lines,
its electric lights, gasano water works, in
fact, all public utilities should belong to
the people instead of to the favored few.
''I believe that whenever any line of in?
dustry become? r. monopoly, the only so?
lution is for the government to control the
monopoly.
"Our great fijrht should be marie for the
system known as initiative and referendum,
under and by which the people can demand
the right to.vete upon these great ques?
tions. One of the greatest trusts to-day is
the political trust."
Tumultous cheering followed his speech.
J. IC. Allen, of Oklahoma, and Earl Rich?
ardson, of Illinois, were elected by ac?
clamation temporary secretary and assist?
ant secretary, respectively.
IGNATIUS DONNELLY.
Mr. 'Donnelly felicitated the National
Committee on its success in bringing to?
gether such a body of delegates, saying:
"There is not a Fusinnist in the whole
gang. The Lord has separated the sheep
from the goats, and the exuviaiare all
gathered at Sioux Falls. The future suc?
cess of mankind hinges on this move?
ment of ours."
He denounced' Bryan and lauded
Thomas C. Watson, but declared that the
Democrats in 1S96 refused to recognize the
Populists, whom they only wanted for
their two million votes.
Against Conf?rence.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May !).?The Ne?
braska delegation to-day decided to cast
its vote against the nomination by the
Populist convention of any one for the
Vice-jPresidency favoring a Conference
Committee. Other delegations tak?
ing this position are those of
Colorado, Iowa, Indiana. Wisconsin, Idaho,
New York and West Virginia. Both the
Minnesota and South Dakota delegations
have voted to stand by Towne.
Roosevelt Won't Run.
WASHINGTON, May 9 .?Governor
Roosevelt called on President McKinley
to-day and later on Secretaries Hay, Root
and Long. He positively declines to
talk regarding the Vice-Presidency.
FOR M'KINLEY
This the Status of the Marvland Del?
egates While Those From Mas?
sachusetts Are Uninstructed.
BALTIMORE, MD., May G?.?The Re?
publican State Convention met to-day at
'the Academy of Music. The proceedings
were very harmonious.
The delegates at large elected to the
Rpublican Convention were: Ex-United
States Senator McComas, Congressman
Sydney M. Mudd, ex-Mayor William T.
Malster, Baltimore city, and ex-Comp?
troller Phillips Lee Goldsborough, Dor?
chester county.
Delegates were instructed to vote for
i President McKinley's renomination.
The electors at large selected were:
i James El Hopper, Baltimore; Henry M.
? McCullough. Cecil Coud.
i The platform warmly endorses the ad
| ministration of President McKinley, both
! at home and abroad; condemns trusts
? and arraigTis the local Democracy upon
| charges of corruption and misgovern
I ment.
McKinley Endorsed.
HARTFORD,. CONN., May 9.?At to
dav's Republican State Convention the
delegates elected were uninstructed. The
, platform adopted reaffirms the St. Louis
i platform, all of whose promises, it states,
! have been strictly kept.
The platform declares that the nation's
sacred duty is to secure to the Philippine
and Porto Rico people the blessings of
peace and happiness. The McKinley ad?
ministration was endorsed. It declares
for whatever legislation is necessary to
protect stockholders- in great corpora?
tions against fraud, laborers against in?
justice and consumers ajsainitt ?ttor?on.
WILL CROWN HIM
KING OF CARNIVAL
Magnificent and Impres?
sive Ceremonies.
THE CITY'S FREEDOM
The Lord Mavor to Present Keys of
Richmond to His Majestv.
GRANDEUR OF LIGHT EFFECTS
Balloting; for King: Hex Continues to
Arouse Much Interest?Mr. John
Skelton Williams With?
draws His Name From
List of Candidates,
Carnival Notes.
The coronation of the King of the Carni?
val will take place with great ceremony at
the Auditorium Monday night at 8:30
o'clock. The stage will be beautifully deco?
rated for the occasion and grandly illu?
minated. For this purpose search lights
have, been provided for, such as were used
at the jubilee celebrations of New York
and Philadelphia.
The King will be attended by his entire
court and body guard of two hundred
Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, all in
brilliant costumes and resplendent jewels.
The King will then be crowned by the
Lord (Mayor with much ceremony, after
which the Lord Mayor will deliver up the
keys of the city, thus giving to His
Slajesty the entire freedom of the city for
a week. Tho Royal Scribe will then read
the proclamation declaring one wiek of un?
alloyed pleasure and merry-making.
THE COURT JEWEILS.
Following this will be the presentation
of the gems by the Keeper of Jewels, and
all the commanders will be knishted by His
Slajesty. 'Sluch pomp and ceremony will
prevail from the opening to the closing
scene, and many beautiful tableaux will be
presented. After the ceremonies of the
coronation have been closed, there will be
Olympic games and a prize cake-walk for
the edification of His Slajesty's court.
The entertainment will be one of great
enjoyment, and will, be one of the prime
features of the entire Carnival.
OFFICERS' SIASS-S1EETING
A mass-meeting of all military officers,
both active and retired, now living in
Richmond will be held at the Regimental
Armory, on Seventh Street, Friday even?
ing, at S:30 o'clock. It is requested that
all who can possibly do so will be present,
as matters of greatest importance will be
discussed.
The Military Committee- received a com?
munication from the Naval Reserves of
Norfolk, Va., stating that the first com?
panies would be in Richmond during the
Carnival and take part in the military pa?
rade on Thursday. Each of the companies
has thirty-five men, besides officers, and
their gaudy uniforms will add to the beau?
ty of this parade.
SIR. WTLLLVSIS WITHDRAWS.
The contest for King has occasioned
much interest, and the people generally
are working hard for the various candi?
dates.
The following letter, addressed to the
Knights of the Golden Horse-Shoe, has
been sent out by Sir. John Skelton Wil?
liams, withdrawing from the contest:
Richmond, Va., Slay S, 1900.
To the Commandant of the Knights of
the Golden Horse-Shoe, care of Col.
H. C. Jones, Richmond, \ra. :
Dear Sir,?I observe in the newspapers
that I have been honored with a large
and flattering vote for King of the com?
ing Carnival, for which I owe thanks to
the generosity of my friends and the pub?
lic. I did not expect to receive any such
vote as would make it necessary for me
to decline, but under the circumstances,
I think it proper to say that I am con?
stantly called away from the city on im?
perative and Important business matters,
and it would be impossible for me to ac?
cept the honor if it should fall upon me,
as I could not perform the duties of the
position with advantage to the city or
credit to myself,
I am glad if my nomination has assist?
ed in bringing out a considerable vote,
and in adding to the revenue of the Car?
nival Association, and I again express my
thanks to those who have so kindly indi?
cated their purpose to honor me.
Yours very truly.
JOHN SKELTON, WILLIASIS.
Mr. Samuel Stern has stated that he has
not withdrawn from the contest for King
of the Carnival, but is still a candidate.
He said yesterday that his friends, were
rallying to his suport, and that he
thought he would be elected.
THE VOTE.
The result of the ballot at 3 P. SI. yes?
terday was as follows W. R. Trigg, 121;
Joseph Bryan, 6: S. W. Travers, 5: C. O'B.
Cowardin. 5S: John S. Williams, 521; S. T.
Morgan, 2: Dr. SI. D. Hoge, 10; Alex.
Cameron, 5: II. C. Jones. 14; Leon Wal
lerstein, 6; H. D. Eichelberger, 5; John S.
Harwood. 7; A. J. Marcuse, 3T: H. Lee
Valentine. 1">5; scattering votes. 541.
The ballot will be taken up from the
boxes at 3 P. SI. this afternoon, and the
boxes will be closed until the balloting
begins at the Jefferson Hotel to-night.
This promises to be a -very interesting oc?
casion, as from rumors there are two or
three dark horses in the list.
The committee of the Knights of Pythias
which has charge of the part, to be taken
by that organization in the parade during
the Carnival, will meet to-night at the
Armory 'on 'Seventh Street to perfect de?
tails. Every member is urged to be pres?
ent.
NORTH CAROLINA.
Sir. C. C. Crump has returned to Rich?
mond from a trip through North Carolina.
He carried with him a number of buttons,
circulars and advertising matter o? the
Carnival and scattered them through the
Old North State. He said that more than
half of the persons to whom he spoke of
the Carnival expressed intention of com?
ing to Richmond.- He said that a number
of towns in North Carolina are cQptem-.
plating having Streets Fairs, and will send
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delegations to this city lo obtain informa?
tion In regard to the proper management
of such an undertaking.
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REAR-END COLLISION.
A Fireman Killed and Several More
or Less Injured.
HARDEEVILLE, S. C. March !>.
Trains No. 23 of the Plant System and
36 of the Southern collided at a siding
here this morning. ?No. 23 was backing
into the siding to permit No. 36, north?
bound, to pass, when the Southern train
dashed up at forty-five miles an hour and
crashed into the other.
The accident is unaccountable for, as
there is a stretch of two miles of perfect?
ly straight and level track up thf* siding.
The night was clear and all lights were
burning. The casualties are:
John Jackson, colored, of Columbia, tire
man of the Southern train, killed; C. T.
Plane, of Charleston, mall clerk. ribs
broken, and other injuries: E- M- Kearney,
of 'Charleston, mail clerk, foot smashed
and head hurt: C. R. Waterson. of Charles?
ton, mall clerk, arms. legs and shoulders
hurt; -A. "C. Stanley, of Jacksonville, Fia.,
mail clerk, injured about head.
Both trains carried many passengers, but
none sustained more than bruises, f
VESUVIUS IN ERUPTION
Four Tourists Were Badly Injured by
Stones and Lava.
NAPLES. May 9.?The activity of Vesu?
vius is becoming more formidable, and the
observatory officials announce that the
seismic instruments are extremely agitated.
A thick column of smoke is rising from the
crater, and the earth shocks are violent.
The cable-car service up Mount Vesu?
vius has been suspended in consequence
of the eruption.
Four Englishmen attempted to ascend
the mountain on foot, and eluding the vigi?
lance of the Carbineers, who form a cor?
don at a height beyond which the ascent
is considered unsafe, they approached the
summit. Suddenly the volcano belched
forth a stream of lava and large stones,
which descended upon the foolhardy tou-?
rists, who wer? rescued in a terribly bruised
and battered condition and removed to the
hospital.
Telejjraphic Brevities.
SAVANNAH, GA.. May !>.?(Replies to
queries with regard to the coming cotton
crop from points in Georgia. Alabama.
Mississippi, North and South Carolina and
Florida, indicate that there will be an in?
crease of 10 per cent in this year's crop
over last year. \
WASHINGTON, May '.'.?The contest
over the vat-ant bishopric in the A. M.
Zinn Church was tilled by the General
Conference here to-day by the selection
of John W. Alstork. of Montgomery. Ala.
He succeeds ihe late Bishop John IIolll
day.
BOSTON. MASS.. May ?V?The seventy
second annual meeting of tl.c Peace So?
ci .'ty was held to-day, with a large at?
tendance. The following officers were
elected: President. Robert Treat Payne:
Treasurer. Robert Russell; Correspond?
ing Secretary. Robert Trueblood: Audi?
tor Dr. William F. Jarvis. and tifty-si.x
vice-presidents. The annual report or the
Board of Directors was read by Secre?
tary Trueblood.
WASHINGTON, May ?).? The Navy De?
partment has made an adverse report
upon the Gathman gun. for the manu?
facture of which the sum of $250.000 was
allotted In an amendment to the Naval
Appropriation bill.
WASHINGTON, May 0.?The Ways and
Means Committee to-day voted adversely
on . the joint resolution of Representative
Richardson, of Tennessee, to admit su?
gar, molasses and matt-rials entering into
the manufacture of sugar duty free from
Cuba and Porto Rico.
YATES NOMINATED
FOR GOVERNOR
Chosen bv Illinois Convention After a
Stormv Contest?Sympathy for
the Boers Loucllv Hissed.
PEOR?A, ILL., May 9.?The Republican
State Convention to-day nominated Rich?
ard Yates for Governor after an exciting
contest.
Mr. Yates is a son of Dick Yates, Illi?
nois' famous war Governor. The nominee
is thirty-nine years old, and is United
States Internal-Revenue Collector for Tne
Springfield District.
The Credentials Committee's report, seat?
ing a majority of the contesting delegates,
was adopted without opposition, and the
report of the Committee on Permanent
Organization, naming ex-Governor Joseph
W. Fifer permanent chairman, was adopt?
ed. The permanent officers were elected
by acclamation.
The platform adopted reaffirms the St.
Louis platform, endorses the McKinley ad?
ministration and its beneficent effects and
its insular policy, endorses the new cur?
rency law, and favors such l?gislation as
will destr0>" all unlawful combinations of
capitai formed for the purpose of limiting
production.
A proposed amendment to express sym?
pathy with the Boers was lost in a storm
of hisses.
Congressman "Jo?"' Cannon. John J.
Brown. Hale Judson and J. M. Smythe.
were elected delegates at large, and H. D.
Pierce and J. M. Herbert electors at large.
The State ticket elected includes W. A.
Northcutt. renominated by acclamation as
lieutenant governor; J. A. Rose, secretary
of .State: J. S. MeCuilough. renominated as
auditor of public accounts; M. O. Wil?
liams; treasurer, and H. J. Hamlin, attor?
ney general.
On the first and second ballots for Gov?
ernor taken. Judge Elbridge Henoy. of
Chicago, led. and on the third an effort
was made to stampede the convention for
Congressman Reeves.
The roll call ended in confusion. The
convention became, a mob. But a Yat^s
banner hoisted brought deafening cheers,
and it was Yates* convention from then on.
Heney's strength was quickly transferred
to Yates. The fourth and last ballot re?
sulted?Yates. 971; Reeves. "A>.
Mr. Yates' nomination was made unani?
mous.
AMERICAN TOBACCO CO.
Report of Carniiijrs Submitted at An?
nual Meeting.
NEW YORK. May 9.?The report for the
year ended December 31st. submitted at the
annual meeting of the American Tobacco
Company, to-day. shows: Net earnings.
55.202.334. increase ?2H.5SO: surplus $23.575.
43). increase $1.017.741 ; deduct scrip dividend.
$21,000.000, leaves availabie surplus. $2,575.
430; decrease. $19,9S2,25a.
The retiring directors were re-elected.
Two new directors -were elected, they being
R. L Patterson for a term o? three years,
and H. D. Lee for a term of two years.
The tobacco directors will meet to-mor?
row for organization. It is announced that
Treasurer George Arents will decline de
election, and ?rill fee succeeded by M.
'D. Lee, ?_.j_ '
BRITISH ADVANCE
ROLLS FORWARD
Button's Force is Aerosa
the Zand.
SH^ARP ENGAGEMENT
Attempted to Take Boer Convoy, But
Were Forced to Retire.
SKIRMISHES OCCUR DAILY
Broadxvooil and Bruce Hamilton
Have Penetrated Fifteen Miles Be?
yond AVinburg:? Reported That
General Bullcr is Advancing;
on Bis^arsberg. the
Boers Retiring.
LONDON. May 10.?t A. SI?General
Hut to a" s mounted infantry brigade. Includ?
ing the Canadians; with a part of Gen?
eral French's cavalry, cross?.?.1 the Zand
River Tuesday, and begun to work its way
cautiously along the railway northward. In
the track of the retiring Boers.
About eight thousand horsemen were
probably engaged in this advance. General
Hutton. before he was Joined by a par:
of General French's force, had a slurp
light. This was "on Monday, when he
reached the river and saw the Boer con?
voys on the other side, and pressed for?
ward, intending to cross and capture them.
The Boers, however; opened tire with frorn
eight to ten guns, forded the river above
and below, seeming in thousands, and
sought to envelope the British. Cieneral
Button fell buck several miles, ?he Boers
following until other British cavalry re?
inforced Hutton.
During the night the Boers retreated, not
further contesting the crossing.
Lord 'Roberts, according to one corre?
spondent, left Smaldeel Tuesday to consull
one of the Hamilton?, fifteen miles distant.
The Boer attack on General Hutton does
not indicate any such panicky conditions as
have been alleged to exist among them.
Nevertheless, the British advance rolls on
steadily.
General Broadwood and General Bruca
Hamilton have penetrateti fifteen miles be?
yond Winburg. According to the Boer ad?
vices, sharp skirmishes are of dally occur?
rence, and there was a brisk rifle engage?
ment outside winburg on Saturday.
From Boer sources come also the re?
port that in a skirmish outside Mi!'?'?
king May Sth. Baden-Powell was slight!*
worsted.
A dispatch credited to a semi-official
source in Pretoria, says:
"The European powers have delivered
a collective note to President Kruger in?
forming him that they will bold him
personally responsible- for the safety ot
mines, and will support England In en?
forcing compensation in the event of their
destruction."
- Itnllrr ?(lvaiieiiig;.
CAPE TOWN. Stay !>.?It Is reported
that Cenerai Buller Is tdvancing on the
Ri^garsbergV and )that the Boers are
withdrawing.
LITTLE OPPOSITION.'
The Boers Will Probably Give Battle a
tho Van! River.
LONDON. May 5.?Although the British
expected considerable opposition at thu
difficult drift of the Z.tnd river, the latest
adv ces from Smaldeel. Orange Free
State, Indicate that the Federals are no!
yet ready to make a determined attempt
to stem Lord Roberts' advance. The
hitter's front is. Indeed, so wide and
overwhelming In numbers that It H ditli
cut to see how the Boers can help being
ousted out Of Virginia siding, as they
were out of Smaldeel, even if they elected
to give battle.
The same considerations would probably
affect the situation at Kroonstadt; heneo
the general belief that little real oppo?
sition will be encountered south of the
Vaal. The repodra t > the bridge-s nv. r
the Vet river and the Vaal are expected
to retard the general march from Smal?
li?.?,-; and Fourteen Streams for three or
four days, when General Bulle- will ausa
be ready. The general idea Is thai
Lord 'Roberts will direct bis right on
H.irrsmith. in order to get In t inch with
the Natal army, coming through Van
Reeno!i'< pass.
A despatch from Maseru, dated SI ty
Sth, says the Boers have deserted born
Ladybrand and Flcksbury In a panicky
(Continuel} on Fourth Page-.)
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
Local.
?Detective Wren shoote a bad nesrro.
?Progresa o? the Carnival work.
?Commencement exercises of the Medi?
cal College of Virginia.
?Graves of Confederate heroes in 0;ik
wood Cemetery to be dedicated to-day.
?Blues to celebrate their anniversary
at Glen Allen.
?Richmond couple wedded in Wash?
ington.
?Reception to visiting druggists at
Executive Mansion.
Slate.
?Clerk Slartin. at Berkley, required
by the Court to put names on the ticket.
?A British ship master at Norfolk un?
der arresi for not moving bis vessel
when told by the harbor master.
?A North Carolinian sues Police Jus?
tice Tomlin. of NoffoiK, for damages.
?One million dollars of industries in
Lynchburg exempted from taxes. A citi?
zen asTTs for a mandamus to have the
property assessed.
?The Grand Lodge of Odd-Follows, at
Hot Springs, elects officers.
-The Gilligan trial goes over to the
r>th of June on motion of counsel for
defence.
General.
?Richard Yates nominated for Repub?
lican Governor of Illinois.
?Maryland and Massachusetts select
delegatos to Philadelphia Convention.
?Bryan wildly oheered by Populists at
Sioux Fall?, and denounced by Donnelly
at Mtddle-Of-?he-Road Convention in Cin?
cinnati.
?The strike in St. Louis continues seri?
ous, but riotous demonstrations wer?
prevented by the police.
?No National League games on yes?
terday.
?Jim Howard, accused of killin? Goe
bel. says he can prove an alibi.
Foreign.
?British advance rolls steadily on.
?Hutton's Brigade has crossed the
Zand River.
?His attempt to capture a Bwr con?
voy resulted in his forced retirement.
?Bullas ad.van.cia5 oa Bi^saraber?.

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