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ItANGK OF THERMOMKTEn.
rollowlng Tcas the range of the ther
mometer at Th* Trrnes oflioF! vr.*trrdav:
0 A. M.. ?0* 12 M.. <M; 3 p. M.. rrf: fi p. aj..
?T: S P. M.. 53: 12 M.. 50. Avcrage Tem-,
j>8ture.. 5S. i
WEATHEK FORECAST. ?
Forecast for* Friday and Saturday:
Virginia?Fair and ?Grarmer Friday anJ
S.tturday. fresh nothwesterly winds. fce
comintc variable.
North Carolina?Fair Friday and Satur?
day warmer in central and .-astern por
tlons Friday; northerly windj. K-coming:
variable.
VOL. 15. KO. 78.
RICHMOND VA..FBIDAY. MAY II. 1900,
|>KIC? TWO CENTS.
DEMOCRAT AGAIN
LOSES HIS SEAT
Mr. Crawford Ousted by a j
Close Vote
A MAI) GOVERNOR!
Mr. Linnev Thus Characterized Gov- i
ernor Russell.
THE CLARK CASE POSTPONED
It AYill Be Taken Up Next Tuesday to
ihe Bsdusion of AH Other
Business in the Senate? Eu
loijies L'roiiouneetl on tlie
Late Samuel liaird,
ol' Louisia.ua. ?
WASHINGTON, May 10.?Thc House to
day by a very narrow margin of two voies
unseaicd Mr. Crawford, of North Carolina,
i*. Dcmoerat, and seated in his place Mr.
pearson. of North Carolina. who was a
Bieaibcr of the Fifty-fourth and Fiity-fifth
Congresses.
Mr. Pearson is the third Republican to
be stated by the present House. Both the
contestant and thc contestee had their
innings on Ihe fioor to-day, and Mr. Lin?
ney, of North Carolina, wound u,> tlie de?
bate with a characteristic speeeh.
The votes were very close. The minority
resolution, deClaring the sittlng number
cntitied to the seat, was defeated by one
vote.
Mr. Jaek, a 1'ennsylvania Republican.
voted with the Democrats on both roll
ealls. On the lirst vote iiftccn Republi?
cans were absent and unpaircd, and on
the second twelve were absent and un
paired.
When the debate opened Mr. Pearson
?was given lifty minutes' time in which tci
address the House In his own uehalf.
Mr. Pearson had a large cha'ri crected
ln tae area in froiH >>f thc Speakpr's-.chair,
whirh. he claimed, iilusirated the manner
in which the black vote in his dlstrlct had
been suppressed. ,
Mr. Pears ? ;-, was followed by Mr. Craw?
ford, ihe sitting mexnber, who defended
his right to the seat in an hour's speeeh.
POLJTlCALi TRIMMER.
Mr. Crawford declared that two hundred
thousand people in the Nin'.h North Caro?
lina District were on trial to-day. They
had a right to say who should represent
them in tho House. Pnor to this election,
Mr. Crawford said. no man had ever
charged traud in tlie Ninth Cpngressionftl
l':.-:rict of Xorth Carolina. F.ut Mr. Pear?
son. he said. seldom knew defeat. He
charged th it Mr. Pearson h.id trimmed
"He voted foi Cl v< 1 ind twice," said
Mr. crawford. "and supported me against
Benal >:- Prll :hard when I defeated him in
While referrlng to Governor Russell's
attack upon Mr. Pearson, Mr. Grosvenor,
01 Ohio, Interrupted t<> ask if the Demo?
crats of North Carolina had not threatened
to Impeach Governor Russell.
"That is "a\n assault upon the Governor
of my state which I resent," replied Mr.
Crawford. ,
In concludlng. Mr. Crawford said, ad
dressing the Republican side: "1 shall
await your verdict. consclous that you can
flo mr n'o harm with the people whose cotn
mission I hold."
Mr. Linney, of North Carolina. con
chided the debate with a characteristic
speeeh in favor of the claims of the con?
testant. In referritig to Governor Rus
s.il's letter, he characterized it "an ex
parte statement of a mad Governor."
MAD AS A MARCH HARF..
"For hc is mad," said Mr. Linney, "mad
as a March hare. That he Is a great man
intelleetually, 1 admit. and that he Is a
good polltlclan while working in the ranks,
I avow. But he cannot staud prosperity.
As soon as he !s promoted he kicks out
oi the harness and plays the devil in gen?
eral. He is afraid of his own s'nadow. He
is in terror of the Democratic organization
of the State. and will do anythlng to keep
suspended the sword of Damocles, which
hangs over his head."
Latcr Mr. Linney produced somo figures
to show that it was ihe black districts
which returned Democrats to Congress,
not Republicans.
At the conclusion of Mr. Linney's re
marks the vote was taken upon the
minority resolution declaring Mr. Craw?
ford, the siiting member, entitled to his
seat.
When the roll call was completed. It
showed a majority of one for the resolu?
tion.
Inlense interest was manifested. Mr.
Tawney stated thai Mr. Fitzgerald had
voted, although he was paired with Mr.
Lcvering. of Massachusetts. On account
of the closeness of the vote, the Speaker
orderc-d a recapitulation of the roll call. At
the end pf the recapituiation Mr. Tomp
kins. Republican. of New Vork. ofTered to
vote. but as he was not present when his
r.ame was called. hc could not vote under
the rule.
The Speaker ordered the tally elerk aeain
to foot up the totals. An error was dis
covered that tied the vote. 12S to 128.
The resolution was therefore lost.
The vote was then taken upon the
majority resolution. declaring Mr. Pearson
elected.
VOTED WITH DEMOCRATS.
Mr. jack. of Pennsylvanla. was the only
Republican who voted with the Democrats
on the first roll call; but fifteen Republi?
cans were absent and unpaircd.
Mr. Fitzgerald explalned that he had
voted unler a misunderstanding, and his
vote was wlthdrawn. The vote upon the
ndoptlon of the majority resolution was 123
to 127.
The nnnouncement was greeted with ap
plause by the Republicans.
Mr. Pearson came forward to the bar of
the House and took the oath of office as
a member. m
The House adopted a resolution reported
by the Foreign Affalrs Committee. reqtiest
lng all the lnformation in posscsslon of the
Treasury Department relating to the immi.
gration of Japaneso laborers during the
last two years, probabilities of such Immi
gration ln the ensulng year. enforcement
of contract labnr laws ln such lmmigration.
and the punlshment of those unlawfully
contractlng for Japanese laborers.
At 4:20 P. M- the House adjourned.
ln thc Sonaie.
WASHINGTON. May 10.?In the Sen?
ate to-day the case involvlng the seat
of Mr. Clark, of Montana, was post
poned until next Tuesday.
Mr. Chandler sav- notice that at that
time he would inslst that the case be
eontlnuously fcohsldered to the exclusion
of all oiher business.
Owlns to the time consumtd by epecial
orders, the naval appropriation bill was
not brought up. Mr. Hale cohsenting that j
it go over until fo-morrow*.
Several measurcs of minor importanee 1
w<>re passed; and Mr. Galllnger, of New i
Hampshire, addressed the Sena'c at j
lpngth 011 his resolutlon d'eclaring that !
"the pr^t-ent phenomenai development of ,
the country is due to prateotion as em- i
bodicd in the Dingley taiilT law." ,'
Mr. Hoar ofi'cred a resolutlon for im- |
mediate consideration direetmg the Com- j
nuttee on i/oreigr. Reiations to )nqu"e
whether American cltizrns are obliged
to obtain pas?ports or other licenses or
pay any fses tor permisslon :o pass vi and
fio beiwppn the Hawailan Islands and
the T'nitrd States, and whpther it is ex
pedient that such relations be longer con
tinucd.
'The resolut'orf was referred to the
Forelgri Relntious Committee.
Mr. Lodge gave notice that next Mbn
day he would press consideration of the
Spooner bill, conferring upon the Presi?
dent authority to govern the Philippines.
A long diseussion was precipitatcd
over a bill to apply a portion of the
proeeeds of the sale of the public lands
to schools or deptn tmenis of mining and
metal lurgy.in the several States and
TPrritories ili connrotion with the Aricul
tural Colleges. Ench college is to re?
ceive S10.000 for the year iflOl, and $1,000
additional each succe^dins year lintil tho
amotint rccpived by each coiiege shall
be $15,000 annually. No actioh was taken.
The session was concluded with eulo
pips on the late Representative Samiiel
Baird, of Louisiana.
At 4:15 I". M the Senate ad'journed.
T0 ENTERTAIN BOERS.
The Commissioni'is Will Be Given a
Public Kcccpl ioti.
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 9.?Ar
ranpemenL'-- are under way in Cbngr.es
slonal cireles for a public reception to be
tenderea the delegation of Boer statcs
men which will arrlvc in New York next
week: According to present plans thcy
will hc tendered the- freedom of the
country as in the case of Lafayette,
Kossuth, Parnell and oihers, at a big
demonstration to be organizeu" in their
honor. The Grand Qpcra llouso. at
?which Webster Davis spoke, will be se?
cured. and public adflresses will be de
?livered I-;.- promlnent men. The d'ele
gatea will be quartered at the Arlington,
whllo in the hands of the tfteoeption
Commiittee, and among the- attcntions
shown them will be a earriage drive over
the Capiial City.
Mr. Cornelius \V. Van dcr Hoog, whe
has faiihfully roprcscnted the interests
of the Boers at Washington, has been
smnmoncd from Baltimore for cohsulta"
tion, and said to cbrresporident to-day
that while he heartlly approved of tho
programme, he hoped that the nffair
would not br- gtveri a partisan aspect.
as the Boer Commissioners would not
countenance any attempt to mcrge their
misslon with a purely American po'itical
question affecting the election. The dei
egates, he said, were comiirg here to
appeal to the American people at large
and hoped to enlist the sympathy of th<=
great mass of citizens vegardless of
party. i !
In this cmnection it may be stated
that Democratic leaders here are strbng
ly in favor of inserting a plank in their
platform strongiy expressing sympathy
with the South African republics.
RHODES CASE
THIS MORNINC
Accused to Be Tried for the Murder
of W. F. Barnett Last
Januarv.
A case that is attractlng considerable
interest, and the trial of which wlll begin
in the Hustihgs Court this morning at 30
o'clock, is that of W. J. Rhodes, charged
with the murder of W. F. Barnett.
The homicide occurred on Church Hill
Avenue, near Twehty-second Street, on
the morning of January 29th. Barnett was
carried to the Virginia Hospital, where he
died on February lst.
The case has been postponed several
times on account of the illness of certain
witnesses. lt was set iinally for a hearing
in t':ie llustings Court yesterday, at which
time the jury was chosen from a list of
thirty men. and the case will be gone into
this morning.
The accused is represente'd by Captain
George D. Wise and Mr. llarry M. Smith,
two of the finest criminal lawyers in Vir?
ginia, while the interests of the Common
wealth will be looked after by the al.de
Commonwealth's Attorney, Mr. D. C. Kieh
ardson.
A large crowd was ln attendance yes?
terday morning when the case was opened.
Capt. Wise, after the witnesses had
been called. aros* and stated that in view
of the fact that the day was Oakwood Me?
morial Day, and that many people were
anxious to participate in the cerorribnles
of the becasion, he would suggest that
the jury be chosen. but not sworn, and
that the court then adjourn over to
this morning, when the case will be gone
into.
This suggestion met with tho approba
tion of the Commonwealth's Attorney so
long as it did not interfere with the
public interests.
The anangomDnt suggesled by Captain
Wise was so ordered by Judge Witt, and
tlie prellminary busincss started.
Counsel for the defence made the usua1
motions as to quashing tho venire upon
which the grand jury was summoned,
and also to <iuashing the indictmont.
The motions were overruled and the in
dictment was read by Clerk Christian.
The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and
the selection of a jury was begun, after
all the witnesses had been recognized
for their appearance to-day.
Thirty names were eallpd from the re
gular panel and the upcessary sixteen jury
men were seletted. From these four names
will be stricken from the list by the de?
fence.
The list includes the following: George
Barpamin. K. F. Hudgins. II. S. Crump.
Julius Kracke. J. C. I^uckett, F. R. pal
more. Robert Wendenburg, J. C. Hannon.
J. H. Beveridge, lt. A. Cavedo. R. A.
Knowles, W. B. Jennings. Solomon Lang,
G. C. Clowes, T. J. Puryear, J. D. Lot
tler.
Before dismissing the jurymen for the
day Judge Witt admonished them not to
allow any one to speak to them of the
case under penalty of becomnig amenable
to the law.
OFFICERS CHOSEN.
H. D. Leo Sucocotls George Arents as
Treasuror of Am. Tobacco Cn.
NEW YORK. May 30.?The directors of
the American Tobacco Company organiz'ed
to-day by the election of the following
officers:
J. B. Duke, president.
J. B. Cobb, W. 11. Harris and S. W. Hill,
vice-presldents.
R. L. Patterson, secretary.
II. D. Lee, treasurer.
Mr. Harris sttcceeds H. L. Terrell. re
signed. S. W. Ilill was formerly seere-"
tary. Mr. Lee succeeds George Arents as
treasurer, - '
CARNIYAL WEEK, RICHMOND, MAY 14 TO 19.
MR. VALENTINE
ELECTED KIi
Final Count Was Made
Last Night.
A LARGE MAJORI1Y
The Vote Polled Was Much Lighter
Than Was Expected.
A BIG CROWD WAS PRESENT
Secret Vote frOra 10:30 to 11 O'clock
and Mucli Interest ManifhstefL
Several EuvfelOpcs Stuffcd With
Paper?Court Oflicei's to Pre?
sent tlie Order ofllcx.
Other Mattcrs.
The final contest in thc votihg for the
King of the Carnival took place at the
Jefferson Hotel last night and resultedin
the election of Mr. Henry Lce Valentine
for that honorable position.
About 9 o'clock the crowd began to
gather around the polls which had been
made near the Main Street entrance, and
when the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
X HENRY LEE VALENTINE,
(He was Elected King of the Carnival.)
arrived on the scene in full force, headed
by one of the King's Heralds in full cos
tunie; the excitement bcgan to grow, and
soon the votes were passed over the coun
ter for various candidates.
A blackboard had been placed in a con
spicuous place with the standing of the
candidates up to the count yesterday af
ternoon. This 11st was headed by Mr.
Henry Lee Valentine with 69(1 votes against
Mr. William R. Trigg with 323..
SFCRET VOTING.
At 10:30 o'clock the open voting was
closed and all votes were sent in sealed
envelopes with tlie name of the candidate
written on the outside. As the cryer called
out the names of the candidates for whom
the votes were east, the crowd cheered
their favorites.
At 11 o'clock a blast of the Herald's
trumpet announced that the polls were
closed and the tinal count was made-. The
vote was: Messrs. H.jL. Valpntine, 2,89?.;
William R. Trigg, 1X1; Colonel C. O'B.
Cowardin, 30G; Colonel John S. Harwood,
70: A. J. Marcuse, 65; Thomas N. Carter,
27: A. von Rosenegk; 20; Dr. M. D. Hoge,
11; J. B. I-ficks, 10; Alex. Cameron, 9; Ash
ton Starke, 6: Joseph Bryan, G; Leon Wal
lersteln. 6; M. T. Hoffheimer, G; H. D.
Eiehelberger, 5; S. W. Travers, 5; S- T.
Morgan, 2; Thomas Atkinson, 3; James D.
Patton, 1, and Dr. George Ross, 1.
STUFFED ENVELOPES.
When the flnal vote was announced, Col?
onel Hawes stated that in the secret vot?
ing bv envelopes several envelopes had been
stuffed, and that the committee in charge
of the election disclalmed any part in, or
any knowledge of the proceedings. which
were calculated to produce a false im
pression.
Tne total liumben of votes east was
3.S9S, making Mr. Valentine's majority a
very handsome one.
OFFICERS TO MEE.T.
A mass-meetlng of all military officers,
both active and retired. now llving ln
Richmond will be held at the Begimenta!
Armory, Seventh Street, to-morrow e.ven
iiig. at S:o0 o'clock. lt ls rsqiiested tl'n
alf'who canpossibiy do so will be present.
as matters of greatest importanee will be
discussed.
The Military Cd.mmittee received a coni
munlcation from " the Naval Rcserves of
Norfolk, Va., stating that the first com
nanies would be in Richmond durins tae
Carnival and take part in the military pa?
rade on Thursday. Each of the companies
has thlrty-five nien, besides officers. ana
their gaudy uniforms Will aad to the beau
ty of this oarade.
During the week Mr. Garnett. the ra
mous orange cidef man of the Chicago ex
position, will liave several booths on
(Broad Street,- rotalling his delicious drink
?to the ptiblid, at the popular prices. He
1*111 have six booths in the Fair and will
?make the cider before the eyes of the
?public.
I Messrs. John H. Rose & Co. have given
a handsome stove worth $25 to the pre
mlum committee to be given as tlie prize
ifor one of the contcsts.
THE BOOTHS. -
The buiiding bf booths on- Broad Street
is rapiaiy gplng on, and many of them
nre nbw being brought into ehape. and
(Cohtinued on Fif th Pagre.) . .
TRYING TO KILL
THE CONVENTION
Norfolk Papers Stirred
Up on the Situation.
DONTPULtTOGETHER
Deleeates Voted? Contrary to Spirit
? i
of Instr'uctionsi
SI LENCE IN PORTSMOUTH
Charged That Parties Opposing tlie
Convention are Doing Kvorything
Psssiblo to liecp It Quiet?Pop?
uiar bpiniob that Martin's
Friends Trying ?o Sc
cretly Kill It.
NORFOLK, VA., May 10-Special.
That differenceS in the Democratic party
in this section are likely to be brought
about by the attitude of those who op
,pose -State constitutional revision now
appcars probable.
Euiitorials in two pemocratic papers
to-day show the trend.
The Public Ledger said that "hc De
j mocracy of Isle of Wight county, Nor
j folk and Fortsmouth cities instructed
their delegates to vote for a- Constitu?
tional Convention. That the dolegates
voted, Instead for members of the Reso
lutions Committee, for men opposed tu
the convention, and should be called to
account.
The Pdrtsmouth Star said that there
is in Portsmoiuh an apparent pitrpose
to defeat constitutional revision by the
policy of silence. That few voters there
kno\v the vote is to be east May 21th.
That "some persons are interested in not
having a Constitutional Convention, and
while they do not oppose it openly, they
are doing everything possible to prevent
the agitation or even the mention of the
subject."
The popuiar impression here is that
the office-holders and the element
of the party which is in sympathy with
Senator Thomas S.'Martin. uv secretly
trying to defeat the movement looking
toward constitutional revision.
CHARGED WiTH~
FIXED BAYONETS
Captain Miller Routes the Enemv and
Captures One Prisoner, Who
Was Released on Parole.
As the iocal militia was returning from
the exercises at Oakwood yesterday after?
noon a pitched battle between them and a
I crowd of boisterous negroes resulted. The
? militia with fixed bayonets charged the
j crowd, which scattered. One prisoner was
i captured, but was later released on pa
j role by order of Captain Miller, command
> ing tho battalion.
I The trouble, from all accounts, origi
| nated between a party of white boys and
> the blacks. After a war of words had
! been waged for a time, ..stone-throwing
j was resorted to by the negroes, and the
I whites beat a retreat. The pursued espied
i the soldiers and sought refuge in the ranks.
j The, pursuers continued the rock bom
I bardment, and a number of persons, in
cluding several ladies and children, were
j more or less hurt by the missiles, which
! went wido of the mark.
t The right began in a fleld near Oakwood
' Avenue. but was continued along the line
I until Twenty-fifth and Leigh Streets was
? reathed. It was then that Captain Miller
! declded on heroic aetiom A volley of
'. blanks was fired, but without effect. The
1 orders to *T?x bayonets" and "charge"
: were then given in rapid succession. The
'i enemy wavered, then bfoke ranks and ran.
i One prisoner was taken. but was relensed
! on promising "tb go home and be good."
i
Ti?c Strikc Spreads.
1 BUFFALO, N- Y.. -May 10.?Two hun
; dred and seventy-.five car repalrers of the
j Lehigh Vailey Railroad have struck in
j sympathy "With the men already out j
BRITISH PRESSING
HARD ON BOERS
The Advance on Pretoria
Goes Steadily On.
BATTLE IS IMMINENT
Between Steyn's Force and Troops of
Rundle and Brabant.
BULLER SHOWING ACTIVITY
But there is aCompIete NewsEmhargo
on Correspoiitlents "With Him.
Meeting of Burghers of Free
State Said to Have Decided
to Subntit to the
Qucen,
LONDOX, May 33.-3:05 A. M.?Members
of the House of Commons were freely bet
ting in the lobbies last evening that Lonl
Roberts would be in Pretoria in two
? months-. The Ministerialists are buiiding
conhdent hopes upon tho comprehensive
plans he has communicated to tho War
Oflice. Predictions are detinitely made he
will enter Kroonstadt next Monday, and.
that his advance is probably already re
connoitering the vlcinity of Ventersburg,
where tlie hill country begins again.
Bevond Kroonstadt is an intricate and
diffie'ult country, and if the Boers should
elect to flght it is possible they could
check the progress of the British until
Lord Roberts' cavalry had had time to
rido around their llank and threaten their
rear.
From 15,000 to 20,000 ls the estimate of tho
Boers under the pcrsonal command of Gen
oi-s! Botha. who is said to have forty-six
guns. General Botha. and General Dewet
are reported to have quarrelled.
Lord Roberts is pressing hard after this
force with 35,000 men and 340 guns, and
aO.COd more men are easily available.
President Steyn, with 10,000 men. is re?
ported to have been east of Thaba N'Chu
yesterday (Thursday) noon. and a battle
was then imminent. The advance troops
of General Rundle and General Brabant
were being fired on.
?Vccording to a dispatch from Durban,
dated Thursday, General Buller's army is
'^showlng activity." but a complete news
embargo is imposed upon the correspond
ents with him.
Parties of Boers are stnl holding tne
mouhtairis adjacent to Springfield. New
Zealand scouts burncd the^homestead of a
farmer named C.reyling. in whose house
arms were found at Deering.
During a concc-rt for the relief of the
suffprers from the Begbie Works' explosion,
given Saturdav at Pretoria In the Gafety
Theatre, the doors were suddenly cli.?
and evcrv man in the audience was com
mandeered. All the horses were taken
from tho conveyances outside.
President Krtiger has released the Daily
Mait correspondettts, Messrs. Hallowell and
Hofmeyer.
BOERS IN FULL RETREAT
British Army Crossed Zaml River with
Small Loss.
LONDON, May 10?1:05 P. M.?The War
?Office has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Cable Cart. Zand River,
"May 10th, 32::30 P. M.
"TJio enemy is in full retreat. They
occupied a position twenty miles in length.
Ours was necessarlly longer. With the
wideiy-scattered force, it will take some
time "to learn the casualties. but, I am
hopeful we have not suffered much. The
cavalry and horse artiliery. are pursuing
the Boers by three dlfferent roads."
Lord Koherts also reports to the ,War
Oflice as follows:
"CVBLE CART HEADQUARTKRS AT
THE FKONT. May 10?9:10. A. M.?We are
now across the Zand river. The enemy
are st'll holding a strong position, but
we are .grudually pushing them back."
LONDON. May 10-0.0:20 A. ,M--Lord
Roberts telegraphs to the War Otlicc
from Welgclegcn. under date of May 9th.
evening. as, follows:
"Pole-Carew's and Tueker's d'ivisions,
Hamilton's roluran of heavy na.val and
royal garrison artillpry guns and four
brigades bf cavalry marched here to-day.
The enemy hold the bpposite bank of
the Zand river. Their strength wiil bo
ascertained to-morrow. when .1 hope to
be able to force a passage of the river."
Glieery Meswige From Mafrkitig.
LONDON, May 10.?The War Oflice here
received a most cheery telegram .from
Baden-Powell.
CR0SSING 0F THE ZAND
Was Acconiplislied More Easily Than
Waa Anticipated.
LONDON, May 10.?The crossing of the
Zand river by the British appears to
have been effected sooner than ever t'ae
most sanguine expected and this morning
Lord Roberts' temporary. headVjuarters
are estabiished in Cabie CartJ-m the Nortfh
bank of the river, though tho opposition
l+f* Federals are offering shows that yes
terday's reports of the aDanaonment oi
their position were ill-fouiided.
"Lord Hoberts' advance force. consisting
of from 10.000 t3 32,000 mounted men, be?
sides infantry, artiliery and the naval con
tingent, appears to be stifnclency strong
to 'averwhelm any opposition tne Burghers
can ofler. Even though as reported yester?
day, they have been reinforced by three
thousarid men from other commands and
possess a score of heavy guns. the experts
believe the opposition wlll not be prolonged
more than necessary to femove the guns
and other impediments in the dlrectlon of
Kroonstadt. Further reports from Lorenzo
Marques show that the customs authori
ties there, in addition to clothing and shoes,
refuse to clear corner beef for the Trans
v&al, holding it as contraband.
"Women Mny Flght.
PRETORIA (Wednesday). May 9.?Presi?
dent Kruger has received a telegram from
a. Burghess, asking if- the time has not
arrived for the formatlon of a corps or
women. adding that she is prepared with a
body ot women vdlunteers tb take up arms
in defence of. the Indepcndence of the
Transvaal.
AVill Not Sell Miitfng RIgbts.
PRETORIA, Wednesday, May 9.?The
request of the govemment for permission
to sell mlning rights for prices which
"should be approved by the govemment
was rejected by the Kaad by a vote of
12 to 9.
Tho session is closed.
THE DRUGGISTS RETURN
Members of Anici-ican Pharmacettti
onl Association (iet l?acU to City.
The members of th<^ American Pharma
cjeutical Association returned to the city
last night and completed their second ses?
sion of the section on scientinc papers.
It was shortly after 9 o'clock when the
body was called to order. Several papers
were read and discussed.
The third session of the section will be
held at 9 o'clock this morning. and this
afternoon at 2 o'clock the first session oi
the section on education and legislatlon
will be held. At 4::W o'clock the druggists
will take a trolley-car ride.
The programme for to-morrow is as fol
Iows^-10 A. M., third session of section on
education and legislation: 3 P. M.. ftnal
general session: S:::o V. M.. entertalnment
in Roof c.ardea of Jefferson H.itei.
The druggists will leave for their homes
to-morrow night and Sunday morning.
Drngfflsts al Newport News.
NEWPORT XHWS. VA.. Alay 10
Special.?The great battleshlp KentuckJ
was Visited this morning by tho members
of the American Phaxmaceutlca! Associa?
tion and their ladies, who. to the number
of about two hundred and 1'tfty. arrivi d
in the city from Richmond on a special
at 10:30 o'clock.
The party was reinforced by commit
tees from the local Business Men's As?
sociation. the Medical Soeiety and the
Retail Druggists' Association.
General Superintendent AV. A. Post, of
the Newnort Newte Shipbullding and
i>cydock Comany, thraw open the gates j
of fne yard and welcomeu" the visitonr. '
Tiiey streamed through the machlne
ishops, prowlcd arounrt the huge dry
docks, investigated the partially con
structed vessels on the ways, learned all
about the science of shlpbuilcung and
were variously informed regarding tho
great cranes.
The objeetive of the party was the
battleship Kentueky. A small party of
skirmishers were sent on ahead. A
marine with a gun had cheeked the ad?
vance and sent for a superior offieer,
who was polite, but snrry the party could
not come aboard. Visitors could not be
admitte'd on this day.
A council of war was held. In a few
minutes two score or more folk had
swarmed up the gang plank antl taken
tthe big ship by strtrm. After these,
came others. They spread out over Uie
vessel, made themselves at home in the'
captain's cabin. promenaded the bridge,
looked" at thc compasses and fondledl th.->
big guns with utter disregard for the
enemy. The offieer. seeing that ln- yraa
beaten, and realizing that further re
Slstance was impossible, gracefully sur
reudered and extended all the courtesies
of the ship to the party.
After the inspeetion of the battleship
was over. electric cars took the party
down to the Chesapeake and Ohio piers,
after which all hands repaired to Old
Point, where lunuheon was had'. the party
returning to Richmond late in the at'ter
tioon.
WHARTON BARKER
AND DQNNELLY
These Are the Choiceof tlie Middle
of-the-Road Populists for Presi
dent and Vice-President.
ClNCINNATr, o.. May 10.?For Prest
dtnt? Wharton Barker, or pennsylvania.
Vice-President?Ignatius Donneliy, of
Minnesota.
The above Is the ticket placed in the
rield to-day by the Middie-of-the-Road
Populist party. For a time to-day it ap
peared as if nothlng could prevent a com
plete uisruptiori of the plans so carefully
wrbught out by the handful of men who
separated themselves on February 9. 153$
ar Xebraska, from the fu.-nunist element
of the People's party.
Since Tuesday a cut and dried agree
ment on Barker by the Initiative referen
dum party, had shook almost the fouhda
tlon on which that ticket stood.
To-day, as the time drew near for nomJ
nations, word was quletty passed, co::
tirmed by Mr. Howard, that thc- Barker
following would bolt the convenriim should
their leader be turned down. Howard
claimed that he had no ambifon to head
the ticket, and withdrew his name. Never
theless, on the first bullot, Howard was
Only ? f< w short of thc r.nminatinn.
M ssrs Howard nf Alabama, Mtrgan of
Arkansas, and Mallet ot Texas. were se
lected to 'notify nominees within t.i.rty
. ? w. :
immlt
(r. m.
days. , ,
The National Committee selectea inci iaes.
Al.ibuna?H. S- Woodruff, M. W. Howard
and G. B. Crowe.
Florida?A. M. Morton, D. L. MeKinnon
and F H. I.yttle.
Ge'rgia-W. P. HHIips. W. D. Haw-;
kins and H. 3. White.
Vifglnla?T. W. Evans. W. H. rwlstley
and B. B. Keane.
The committee as organizel: 1 ar^r.
chairman; J. E. MeBride; Grand Rnplds,
secretary. and 31111On Park. D
urer. TOgether with these
constltute the Nati ? > Ex '? ''?'
tee: M. L. Soence. West Yirg:
Walters, inaiana:--X K. Seare. Oregon.
Halder E. Boen. Mlnnesota; W*. L. Peakt.
Georgia: Alhert Falker, NebrasKa.
Tne enmmittee wtll establish headquarters
in Chieagb.
The IVatforui.
The nlatform adopted declares ln favor
of governroental ownershfp ot raflroads
and telegraph and tekphone ltnes T.ie
"Middle-of-ihe-Road" men have tnh, to
say as to the Bnancial platform:
"A -^cientitic and absolute paper m.->ney.
based on the entire wealth and populatfon
of the nation. not redeemable ln atty
specitic commodity, but.made a full lrgai
tender for all debts and recelvable for
taxes and pub'.ic dues and issued by the
Government only. without tha interven
tlon of banks, and in sufflcient quantitlea
to mpet the demands of commerce, is
the best currencjv that can be devised.
but until such -a tinancial system is
secured, which we shall press for
adoption. we favor the free and? un
limited colnage of both silver and gold
at the legal ratio of W to 1."
The platform further demands the
levy and eolleetion of a gvaduated tast
on "inoomes and inheritances and a con?
stitutional amendment to secure the
same if necessary. and the election of
President and Vice-President. Federal
Judges and Fnlted Statea Senators by
direct vote of the people.
"We are opposed," says the platform.
"to trusts. and deciare the contention
between the old parties on the moaopoly
duestion ls a sham battle. and that no
solutkm of this mighty problem is- possi
ble without the adoption of the princi
ples of public ownership of public iitHl
ties."- ...,_ ,^?.? *i-.. ^ ? -v ^ j
BRYAN AND TOWNE
CHOICE OF POPS
Both Nominaiions Were
by Acclamation.
GREAT ENTIJUSIASM
Bryan's Name Received With Deaf
enins; Cheers.
A LONG PLATFORM ADOPTED
When the Portion K.xtendinjc Sym?
pathy to the Boers Was Read the
Convention Broke Into WiWi"
Cheers ? Deelaiation for
Popuiar Election ofSenar
to'rs l-'.voketl Applaus?".
Siorx FAI.l.S. S. n. May lft.?The N.i
tiona! Populist Convention corfcluded its
session at t o'clock this morning and a&
journed sine ditr after nominatlng the Hon.
"VVilliam Jennings Bryan for President
and the Hon. Charles A. Tbwnc for Vlce
l'r ? :?'. ?'
The nominatfon of Mr. Towne w is olffy
accomplished after a struggl weral
hours' duration. in which an efl "" was
made to have the question of the nomina?
tion of a vice-presidential candidate . -
ferred to a committee to cbnfer with ?-.- ?
Democratic ind the Sttver Republli in par?
ties i:-. i' t ' onventlons.
A motl m I i this effect was ?!? ?'? '?' d by
? ; \:\< if: >n, '.>?-.: before :h^ result was reach- .
? ?! var; c:s .'-ar.didatcs were placetl in nom?
ination and thefc names aucceastvely with
drawn.
Both nomlnatlons were accomplisaed
imid Icenest of enjhus'tajm.
wmid iUfauauutctrw*
At ;.1:10 b'ctock tthta ntflternoon th* Plait
form Committee report arrived. It waa
read by Commiateempai GHrette, of towa.
Tho ifc>ngfv|ffnanclal planfc including the
'? nxzG&VX&i ot 'the v cent banklrtg law,
aad lespecJa-lty'tme dtamiand for free stlver
ar lii t>> l. was received with wild cheer
Ing.
When that portion nf the plank extend-.
4pg sympathy 'to- tihe South Afirfcan Re-<
.'publicans-, ?enonncUag any aHManoe with.
.fbreign pdwera avaaireadi, -the cowventton
broke int<? wtlcl sippUuus-\ j*nd Ihe tlir- ??
election of United StatSS SenatOtS also
evoked considerable applause.
Jerry Simpson ttiOTed) ad >QtIon Ot t&a
Ipl-a itVrm, Beoontfedl by h-uLf a doaen deLe
gates. ? ?? .
A delegafe fr.->m Mlchigan objected, as
the platform carried no plndge of support
to the candidate to be nominated. Ho
made a motion to- that effect. A standlns
vote was taken and every delegata in tho
tent arose, amid great cheering.
CKEERED "P.ANTHWMVr.
Speaker Patterson announced the piat
form unanhnoosly adopted. and said tho
ni <r bnainess m brder was the presentattoii
? lential nomina
tion Tl en i '? '?
Introduced Al ;'-- ?' :
rang outas the veteran
forward to second the n
Bryan.
ten, amJ I feet aiten
\Ir.
?' '. ;- r n) (Ve that
.)-;_-. convention b? I
' u WBIlani J igsBr ? nom
Inated by acclamation for :'? ddenl ot
the United Stab -."
WAS UNANIMOT73.
As ?
ranes,
conventl i ?.';'''''
... ,., pattl r- i Oi D i:n:
:: itlon onaolmons'.
y legntes -? ttled down :' ':
an the v. ' ? I " ? ' '? which
was next on tho programm t.
At ":ir> the convfctl ?n 'J ??-'?' - until i
??.'.?' >.-k this evening:
Ex-Congressman Keliy, ot S'--;:*h Da
kota. Who had l?"'r! cl.i.-niring un-' ?? ? --?
fully for recoffnitlon all day. advanced t<?
rtv frnnt and d nounc< I ? oairnron t .11
terson as "a ml lei ? - ? --???'?: m*
There was'a Wg trproar and crfes ot
-?;?! hlw Out!" and when the ehnirman
..? .:. in?l that he had trl -I to b?tt with
both sides In succession, Keliy d?i
ir as a falsehootl Keliy flnalry wai
heard and the excitement siibsldcd.
THE PLATFORM
The platform adopted declaree for fre?
slfver at the ratio ot 16 to i: a graduated
income tax: postal savings banks; against
trust-. denonncea the adrainistration "toi
changing :i war for hnraanlty mt" a wat
. ~. ? ??? tmperiallsm and
, ,. . :. . co Ihe South Afrlean
:?' | ? ;V,,rs the governmentad n?n
ershto ot raihroads on a "non-partisail
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'?. NEWS
LocaT.
?Oakwood Memorial Day celebrated.
?Commencement ot the Medlcal Col
lege of Virginia. . ?__
?Mr. Henry Lee Valentlna elected Kina
of the Carnlval.
?Injunctlon against Paaeengn ar.c
Power Company with rcference to v.mde
vilie spur track.
?Soldiers have trouble with negroes.
State.
?Mass-meetiog ln ChartotiesvlUa f?
favorol a Conatltutlonal Convention.
'?A colored boy accldentally shoots his
brother near Suffolk.
?Revenue officers capture a larjre inictl
still near Madlson Ruw. Va.
?The Centurv Cotton Mills Companj
organized' at South Boston with *2W>.0W
capital. Survt?>- oi water power to gen
erate elcctrlcity.
?The pharmaciats visit Newport X?m
and tako i.the battleship Keiitueky bj
storzD.
General.
?Bryan and Towno choice of the Pop
ullsts at Sioux F-.lls
?Middle-of-the-Koadcrs nomtnat-.* Bar
ker" and DonneUy
_V- Crawford (D*m.>. ot North < aro
HnaV unseated by House in favor oi
Pearson. *
?American Tobacco Company elect
officers.
Foreigii.
?Boers retreat beforo Roberts" ad*
vance^. __
?Predletod ln London that Pretoria wil!
have fallen itj two months.
?Battle. between Steyn and Rundle !m
minenc.
?Free Stacem said to have devided to
submJx to tjueen. .

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