LATEST NEWS OF
Vice-President Ode!! on Carnegie's
SOUTHERN'S NEW QUARTERS
New Depot It ? piil i j- Ticarinc ?Comple?
tion and -^ piown Office? Hand?
The rccint publication in a New Tork
Xiewspai>er on Andrew Carnegie's rail?
road, the Pittsburg, Ji?s--scmer and Lake
Erie, w.-is written by Mr. J. T. Odell,
?vice-president of the road, and at one
time penchai manager of the Chesapeake
and Ohio. Mr. Odili is well known in
transportation circles, having been con?
nected at different times with the
Northern Bacine, Baltimore and Ohio and
New York und New England. The article
at the time of its publication attracted
considerable attention among railroad
men. After making the statement that
the material progress of this country
has advanced in point of time and space
in proportion to the gTowth of facilities
for the .transportation of persons and
agricultural, mining and' manufactured
products, Mr. Ociell reviews the history of
American railroads. Mr. Odell says:
"Bin ii "ds still true that there is no
more important subject before the Ameri?
can people ihan that of cheapening rail
trunsportatkm. To that ond, there has
been for a long time a most promising
emulation among railroad operators,
owners and managers. The most con?
spicuous example of success in this di?
rection Is the rittsburK, Bessemer and
Lake Krie Railroad, built from Con
neaut, on Lake Eric, to Bessemer, ne.-ir
Pittsburg, a distance of 153 mile's, for the
exclusive purpose of supplying the Car
THE SOUTHERN'S NEW DEPOT.
negie Steel Works with ore at the lowest
possible cost. Tills road was under?
taken, indeed, to demonstrate that cer?
tain commodities can be curried as cheap
lv by rail as by Jake steamers. ? * *
'"Within the short period of thirty-live
years the capaeityof th.? cars has been
Quadrupled, the weight of the rail nearly
doubled, the locomotives increased in
we:ght two ?and one-half times. the
carrying ability of the bridpos increased
?two-fold. These .?striking improvements
of the permanent way, motive power and
rolling slock have borne great fruit in
rendering possible the reduction in tho
last sixteen years of the freight rates
from 23 to SO per ?ent.
story; OF PROGRESS.
"During the transition period from low
to higher capacity of the equipment, and
the old to the present strength of track,
te freight rates were steadily falling,
?wing io growing production with un?
favorable markets and increased carry?
ing competition. ? * ? Railway mana?
gers are greatly agitated over the ques?
tion of 'ton-mile cost,' which means, of
course, the o.ucstion of the" relative
spread between dead weight and paying
load' of the freight trains. ? * ? This
partially explains the rehabilitation of
railroads now going on.
"Few (people otuside of the immediate
vicinity of Pitt-burg have the slightest
conception of the enormity of the rail?
road tonnage drawn to and from that
center, and an investigation of its traffic
affords a line field for the transportation
student and will broaden him. The ton- j
nage of the Carnegie Steel Company
alone, raw material and finished pro?
duct (being IG.000,000 tons last year), is
as greift as the combined tonnage of the
Northern Pacille, Union Pacific ?and Mis?
souri Pacltlc Railways, embracing as they
do more than 13.000 miles of track, and
running probably 1,500 locomotives and
50,000 freight cai^.
"The result of .the operation of the
Carnegie Railway shows as follows:
"The lowest rate per ton per mile, the
highest average length of revenue haul
In proportion to its track mileage, the
greatest density ?-,f tonnage in propor?
tion to its freight train mileage, the
greatest average f?>?;?^ load' and the
lowest 'ton-mile <-osf of any road on
the American continent reporting to the
Interstate Commerce Commission. ?The
average paying load of all its freight
trains, including three branches and with
l>ut little back loading, was. for the year
ending Pec?-mher SI. 18S9, 777 tons. It
is contidently expected when the south
and north-bound tonnage is 70 -per cent.
and 80 per cent-, respectively, and the
tonnage reaches d???,??? tons annually, a?
TELEPHONE 273 18
T."5en in Paris* ?elephone our house. S2
"Blue Etienne-Marcel, and they ?will send to
your hotel or tell you 'the nearest druggist
?who keeps Humphreys' Specifics. Nearly
ell dealers have a supply of "77" for Grip
end .Colds, Specliic ?'?" for Diarrhoea, very
?Important when travelling.
Specific "1" for Fevers, Congestion, j
j Specific "10" for Dyspepsia. Indigestion.
Specific "15" for ?Rheumatism.
Specific *1?" ?for aislarla.
, 6p?sc*fic "26" for ?t-a-Sickaess.
f Specific **27" for Kidney and Bladder.
Manual of all diseases. esp<jclal!y about
d?ildren, emit f:ve.
For sal?- by all drugglets, or s*nt on
.roceipt ?G price. g?c?. each- Humphreys'
;fi?emeop8-h!c Medicine Oo., Cor. William
A. JttUi S??. ?, ?*
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes Yon Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news?
papers is sure to know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
the great kidney, liver
and bladder remedy.
It is the great medi?
cal triumph of the nine?
teenth century; dis?
covered after years of
scientific research by
Dr. Kilmer, the emi?
nent kidney and blad?
der specialist, and is
wonderfully successful in promptly curing
lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou?
bles and Bright's Disease, which is the worst
form of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec?
ommended for everything but if you havekid
ney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found
just the remedy you need. Ithas been tested
in so many ways, in hospital work, in private
practice, among the helpless too poor to pur
chase,relief and has proved so successful in
every case that a special arrangement has
been made by which all readers of this paper
who have not already tried it, may have a
sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book
telling more about Swamp-Root and how to
find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper and
send your address to ?
Dr. Kilmer _ Co.,Bing-1
hamton, ?. Y. The
regular fifty cent and Homeof Swamp-Boot.
dollar sizes are soid by all good druggists.
it promises, that the average paying load
will be not less than 90O tons., or 41-2
times greater than the present average
paying load of the country. The max?
imum weight of the paying load for the
year was 1,580 net tons, with the average
as before stated of 777 tons. Of tho oro
trains, each earned on a ;! 1-2 mile rate
per ton per mile (gross ton) ?0.13 per
The up-town offices of the Southern, at
No. 920 East Main Street, have been re?
modelled and completely transformed in
appearance. One would hardly recognize
them as being the old quarters in a new
dress. Tha furnishings are among the
handsomest of any of the local railway
offices, and are complete in every detail.
Solid oak, every bit of it, the wainscot?
ing, the counter, the chairs, the desKs,
and the partitions. There are two pri?
vate offices in the rear, and a telephone
box has been neatly tilted up.
The entire front of the office floor is
used by the agents of the Southern lo?
cated in these quarters. They are: Cap?
tain Charles ??. AVestbury, tra\-elling
passenger agent, and Messrs. "W. 11. .Ben?
nett and Benj. "3. Baker, soliciting freight
agents, with their ?fiable clerks, Messrs.
Herbert Bennett and Allie Lechler.
Immediately in the rear of the main
office the private offices are located. Tne
partitions are polished oak and ground
glass, and are most com'eniently ar?
ranged. The floor and Avails are covered
with linoleum and paper, respectively, of
the most attractive design, while the cell?
ing is handsomely decorated. Though gas
is used at present, electric fixtures will
be shortly put in place, and that method
of lighting adopted.
The appointments of tire offices and the
CAPTAIN C. W. WESTBURY.
handsome appearance leave but little to
Captain Westbury is one of the well
and most favorably Known men in tne
passenger service of the Southern. He
came to Richmond as travelling passenger
agent over three years ago, but has been
connected with the "Southern lor the past
fifteen years, and as conductor <>n the
Richmond and Danville made many
Messrs. "W. H. Bennett and "Benj. S.
Barker, soliciting agents of the South?
ern, are well and favorably known. Mr.
Bennett began his railroad career witn
the Atlantic Coast Line, and was for some
years afterward connected.with the gene?
ral freight department of. the Southern.
Mr. "Barker is a Georgian, and has been
in Richmond not quite a y>-ar. He was
formerly connected' with the Southern's
?nices at Rome, Gearg?a.
The handsome new depot; of the South?
ern is rapidly nearing completion, and
it is expected will be ready for occupancy
by the latter part of next month or the
early part of July.
The building is of blue granite and
glazed brick, while the interior nrushings
ere in tile and marble. '
The offices of Captain ??. T. West, su?
perintendent of the iRichmond "Division,
and those of the train dispatcher and
road master, will be located in the new
MR. HILL,'S INSPECTION.
Mr. James C. Hill. Railroad Commis?
sioner, accompanied by an engineer, will
ie&va Richmond on Tuesday in a n_u__ .
car for Petersburg, where he will begin an
inspection! of the Richmond, Peierabur-r
and Carolina Road from Petersburg to
Ridgeway, N. C. The party will return at
7 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Hill was engaged last week in in?
specting the railroads terminating at Nor?
The following announcement has been
sent out from Baltimore under the date
of May 1st:
"The property of the Baltimore, Ches?
apeake and Richmond Steamboat Com- :
pany, having been transferred to the
Chesapeake Steamship Company, has
succeeded to the business of the first
named company, and will hereafter con?
tinue to operate the Chesapake Line be?
tween Baltimore, Old Point Comfort and
Norfolk; and the York River Line, be?
tween Baltimore and West Point, Va."
The letter Is signed by Reuben Foster,
N Tho appointment of Mr. V. C. Tomp
kins as soliciting freight agent of the
railroads comprising the Seaboard Air
Line, with headquarters at. Atlanta, has
been announced. Mr. Tompklns suc?
ceeds Mr. W. A. Home, transferred, and
will report to Mr. R. I. Cheatham, as?
sistant general freight agent.
The Chesapeake and Ohio will handle
nine locomotives, making about twerf
ty-scven car loads, from the Richmond
Locomotive and Machine Works, for ex?
port to Finland. The engines will be ex?
ported from New York and will leave
here by next Tuesday.
The various railroads are making
preparations for the rush during Carni?
val Week. The Chesapeake and Ohio
has available at Richmond now thirty
extra cars, besides the regular equip?
The opening of the Seaboard Road on
June 3d will be ceJebrated here with a
special programme, which is now being
prepared. It will be made a gala occasion
for the arrival of the first train, and Presi?
dent John Skelton Williams will invite a
number of 'distinguished guests to be pres?
WANT MORE MONEY".
A committee representing the employes
of the Richmond Passenger and Power
Company called upon President James
D. Patton yesterday in regard to the in?
crease in compensation asked for some
President Patton assured the committee
that the new management being now in
charge ot the lines, would give their
request tho most favorable consideration,
and would communicate, with them in a
week or ten days.
The Southern Railway surgeons con?
cluded their convention at Charleston,
S. C, yesterday. The following officers
w-ere elected: Joseph O. Miller, Knox
ville, president; W. R. Harper, Sekna,
Ala,, first vice-president; J. R. Garland,
Rome, Ga., second vice-president; T. R.
Hancock. Atlanta, secretary end treas?
urer. The next meeting place is Mobile,
WM. L. RHUHED
IN SIX MINUTES
(Continued from First Page.)
the visit, a rainy, disagreeable one, be?
cause it 'was the last of the week, and she
?had worked enough ahead to allow_Iier
a few hours off. ?She said that she did
not know the boy who brought her the
messages. She s-aid that Mr. Rhodes had
told ?her he was going to kill Barnett. She
had visited Mrs. Rhodes more than once,
but hadn't counted the times.
SHE VINDICATED HERSELF.
After a considerable amount of ques?
tioning, on the part of counsel for defense,
along the line of trivial details the witness
was again turned over to Mr. Richardson,
wtio brought out the fact that witness had
been called upon by counsel for defense
and that ehe had requested that her name
be kept out of tho case, but that now that
it had been placed prominently before tha
public, she was anxious to get into the
case in order to vindicate herself, and the
memory of Mr. Barnett. ? ?
Counsel for the defense put witness
through a severe strain in cross-examina?
tion, but she came through without fiinch
; ing or without being balked ih a single
Mrs. Meoni, mother of the previous
witness, next testified that she knew
of a message having been received from
-Mrs. Rhodes, through her husband, for
Miss Meoni to visit her.
Mrs. Rhodes was recalled by the defense,
but felt unable to take the stand, and was
allowed to retain her seat next to her
as to whether she had ever sent messages
by a small boy to Miss Meoni, requesting
husband. The question was 'asked her
her to come to see her.
The question was objected to by the Com?
monwealth, on the ground that in her
cross-examination she had already answer?
ed the question, and the court sustained
An exception was noted, after the de?
fense had asked to be allowed to refer to
certain authorities sustaining their con?
tention, and after Judge Witt had declined
to hoar the authorities.
Witness was then asked as to whether
she?had sent a message by her husband
to Miss Meoni, to which she replied in
Mr. Rhodes was then placed on the stand
in sur-rebuttal as to the testimony given
by Miss Meoni.
He declared that he sent no message by
her, nor had he seen Miss Meoni on the
day in question.
. On further cross-examination, Mrs.
Rhodes said she had never seen such a
boy as that described by Miss Meoni,
as having delivered messages for her.
This closed the evidence, and the coun?
sel for both sides prepared their instruction
to be submitted to the Judge.
In tho meantime a witness named Willie
Funk was introduced by the prosecution
for the purpose of testifying that Rhodes
had taken a drink on the morning of the
STRIKES THE SOURCE.
A Pile Cure "That Goes to the Root of
There are lots of lotions, Oils .and salves
that will, through their soothing influ?
ence,, relieve temporarily the pain inci?
dent to piles. But is that ?all the 'sui
ferer requires? Isn't it a horrible thought
to realize that the ease is -only temporary,
and that the disease goes on under the
surface without a moments Interruption':
Wouldn't it be wiser to seleet a reme?
dy that seeks the source and regulates
those deep seated disorders which induce
the disease? Pyramid Pile ? Cure not on?
ly Telieves the pain at anee, but effects a
permanent cure of the worst form of
(piles. You don't have to go through a
tedious course .of dieting while using it,
It strikes through those delicate jjrem
roranes and tissues and sets the blood in
healthful ?circulation, reducing at once
the painful inflammation and congested
This remedy is not a haphazard com?
bination oif drugs, but is a remedy, in?
vented by specialists, who have treated
ipiles and blood disorders successfully-for
years. Almost any first-class druggist
has it on sale at 50 cents per package.
Don't treat this disease with every lo?
tion and salve that comes along. Remem?
ber the parts effected are among the
most delicate in the human body. This
remedy is absolutely" safe and no one
need fear to supply it ?freely on the most
inflamed parts. The speed with which it.
allays the pain is an ?agreeable surprise
to th? sufferer. ,
Decorating Flags of All Sizes for Sale Very Cheap!
Special Daily Sales
During Carnival Week.
To all visitors coming to Richmond during Carnival week we wish to
announce that we have made special preparations to serve all buyers with
the very best class of merchandise at our well-known popular low prices.
Our store and entire force is at your service from early to late?and
whether you wish to buy or to look and perhaps rest or meet friends here
you will be cordially welcome and every help will be at your service.
Goods will be carefully packed ana forwarded to all parts of the city or
elsewhere when desired,
We extend to all our out-of-town friends and patrons a most cordial
welcome, ahd we feel that the house o? Miller & ^hoads is too well known to
need any further recommendation to you.
Tailor-Made Suits at Less Than Half.
Practically Your Own Price Will Buy One.
(This Sounds Sensational?It is.)
We have made one strong determination, and that is the only stand we will take
it is to close out every Tailor-Made Dress we own, no matter wnat the loss may be. We've
rrone through the stock?and we say it without fear of contradiction from those who know
Richmond Suit Stocks?that ours is one of, if not the very finest in the city?and we have
"cut and slashed" prices, not recognizing costs anywhere.
Misses' Black Kose,
guaranteed last and
stainless, all sizes,
Misses' Fine Jersey
Ribbed Hose, high
spliced heels and toes,
double knees, war?
all sizes, pair... 15**-*
Misses' Fine Drop
stitched Hose, seam?
less, double heels and
toes, warranted stain?
less,'sizes 6 to 7 1-2,
?for 12 l-2c a pr.:
S, 8 1-2, for.... 55C
Misses' Fine Maco
Hose, fancy lace drop
stitch, spliced heels
and toes, guaranteed
stainless, fast black,
all sizes, per __
Misses' Fine Jersey
Ribbed Tan Hose and
Dropstitch Tan Hose,
regular 25c quality,
A full line of Misses'
Fine Mercerized Silk
Hose, line Lisle and
Heavy Bicycle Hose
for boys, that are
worth 33c per
\ Kid Globe
A fuU as iortment of
our famous Vale Kid
Gloves. SI.00 a pair
and iitted at our coun?
3-CIasp Poyal Kid
Gloves, black and the
leading shades, Sl.SO
? a I u es, our ^
Glows. Suede and
Giace. Kid, b?ck and
coloi . r . moat per
fect fit! ? on
the market, ?
$1.50 and.. 5)2.OO
2-C'.isp Kid Gloves,
soft and elastic skins,
black and the
desirable shades 75e
> Washable Chamois
? Gloves, Ahite, pearl
( and the natu
j ral s?ades.. .. 75e
A full assortment of
t*i ? popolai Kayser tip
Silk Gloves, the only
silk glove that will not
cut through at the fin?
ger ?ndi, clasp and
? u t ton, price
50 and. 75e
Fine quali ti Taffet?
G? ives, blacks
?ndeotors.. .. 25C
Suits Now $4.98.
These suits were formerly $10.00, and the cut price is
really almost a gift. At the cut price they cannot last
Suits Now $5.49.
Choice of these Homespuns, Coverts and Venetians,
former price $12.50. They are price winners.
Suits Now f?.70*
We haven't space to enumerate the many good things in
Tailored Suits at such prices. These are $13.50 suits?
this season's best.
Suits Noi* $7,98.
This seasonis most advanced productions Our exclusive
Si5.00 costumes just what you want tbem tobe.
Suits Now f9,75*
The prices are positive sacrifices ot values, and the op?
portunity they present will not likely occur again: former
Suits No!? $12,75.
Regular price $20.00.' An extraordinary money-saving
occasion; highest of high quality, lowest of low pi ice.
Enormous Dress Goods and Silk Sale,
Beginning to-morrow and continuing daily through the entire week, we will place
on our Dress Goods and Silk Counters the greatest values in Black and Colored Dress
Goods, Black, Plain and Fancy Colored Taffeta, Foulard and Wash Silks ever shown in the
ritv of Richmond.
Colored Dress Goods.
Novelty Checks, Granite Cloths, Henriettas,
Woo! Sackings, all pure wool, in some of the
lost desirable shades, per yard.
Venetian Cloths, Novelty Plaids, Wool Honie
luns, per yard.
Grey Homespuns, 50 inches wide, all pure wool,
urey nomespuns, ?o men?s wiaej an pure wooi, ?g.^-?
medium and dark grey, per yard. / ?
Wool Challles; new lot just received, in the most g("vf
desirable patterns, per yard. ?
Black Dress Goods.
Black Nuns Veiling. Black Albatross, Black Vene- ?~f\f
tian, Black Storm Serge, Black Cheviot, per yard, ? ? **
Black Sicilian, Black Brilliantine, Black Henriet- ^s\f
tas, Storm Serges and Cher?ots, per yard. OV
Black Cheviot, '50 inches wide, sponged and ftr*/"'
shrunk, per yard. ^O^
Black Wool Skirting, heavy weight, 28 inches wide, all
wool, excellent for unlined walking skirts, per ~n
Plaid and Striped Taffetas, all puresilk, our r_ ri ir?
regular 75c goods, per yard. _>V
Plaid Japanese Silks, all silk, 20 inches wide, -j f\f
in small plaid designs, per yard. ?5 V
Frilled Foulards, 23 inches wide, blue grounds
with printed white dots, stripes and sprays, per yard,
Printed Indias, just received some new ones, 23 r?f\f
inches wide, and all silk, per yard. OV^
Colored Taffetas, all pure silk, in 25 different r~f\f
shades, also black and white, per yard. t5V
The New Plisse Silks, in a wide range of the
most desirable shades, per yard.
Japanese Foulards, 23 inches wide,area! foreign
twilled cloth, in swell designs, per yard.
Foulards, 23 inches wide and all silk, per /\a-\??
Black Taffeta, 36 inches wide and lustrous, <?? ^ ?
per yard. . ?P * ? ?**?>
Black Foulard, 23 1-2 inches wide, execellent for ^-,^..-,
separate waists and entire dresses, per yard. J "^
Wash Goods Sale?
(Greatest Sale in Years.)
Our prices are much under the regular and
far below wholesale quotations.
Dimities, small, neat ?_
styles, for. O?"
Zephyr Ginghams, Sl/->
?worth 10c, for. V3*V
Corded Dimity, Q lr
worth 10c, for. ?'^
Amoskeagr Ging- inr?
ihams, worth 12',-jC, for luw
Amoskeag Seersuck- fib?
ers, 36-inch, for. V4V
Imperial Do t t e d ?^1/,
Swiss, worth 15c, for *-^3*?
Zephyr Cr?pons, f '?C
worth ISc, for. lD^
worth 17c, for.
inch, worth 17c,
Irish Dimities, worth
Corduroy Strrnes, ji-?c
worth 20c., for. */w
French Dimities. wAr?
worth 20c, for. 1"*'
Scotch Madras, \->??
worth 15c, for. VT ?
Printed India, x-y^c
worth lac, for. ljS2?
Prench Organdy, ? j-r?
worth 20c., for. *D*
Corded ?Novelties, .32
inch, ????-th / 2'2c,
worth 22c., for.
Spotted Cr?pons, spe?
cial value, at.
????-th -22c, for.
worth 22c, for.
White Goods Department
(Some Matchless Values.)
India Unen, worth ->7/->
Fine Lawn, 40-inch. A?/-?
worth 81-3c, for. <J4?-'
Sheer Organdies, ?"**
worth 12&C-, for. "I1,
Long- Cloth,*36-lnch, lr>r?
worth 12>Ac., for. ??*
English Nainsook, T->'/-"
worth 15c, for. 1-eaV
English Longcloth, ,91r
worth 13c, for. -*Ta
Fine Lonueloth, 40- ?,?1,-.
Piques, vvarp wale, i-j'r?
worth 15c, for. ?-??>?
Corded Nainsook, . ,-_
worth 22c, for. l?*~
Pique Muslin, worth ~ ,-,.-.
25c?., for. J?U?
Ptiques, warp wale, ???/-'
Worth 23c, for. */V
Plaid Piques, worth ? ? r
ISc, for.?... *P*'
?, ? ;: 'J-V., for.
..: :er_ed Novelty,
worth 22c., for.
?:[.' . worth 25c., for..
W Q v e- n ? li :?.
w >rtr. 35c
?hooting. The defense objected, and the
Judge held that the evidence ivas not, in
rebuttal, and witness was excused.
Counsel and Judge then retired to prepare
the instructions. tt-t>v
INSTRUCTIONS? TO JURY
The instructions submitted by counsel
were carefully considered by Judge Witt,
and, as admitted, were read 'by? *eJudge
to the iury- They were to the effect that.
"If the'jurv believe from the evidence
that the accused killed the deceased un- j
mai ""= ?*"? belief that the deceased ?
aer a bona nue Deuei ?jo. hmwP nr
had carried a woman to his oU , or
had induced her to go to his house,
* ? * and that sufficient cooling time
had elapsed between the time he re?
ceived such information and the t.me
of the killing for the excitement and
passions engendered thereby to subside
ind for reason to resume its sway, and
Sat the .prisoner killed the decease"*! upon
the principle of revenge, then such kill?
ing was murder. If the jury ?#??? ?"?m
the evidence beyond' all reasonable doubt
that the prisoner killed the deceased be?
cause of a belief on his part that the
accused, had carried or induced &Y&m
to go to' his house. ? * * but that such
was not the fact, then such killing was
murder, but such evidence may tie con?
sidered by the jury in ascertaining Ihe
quantum of punishment.
"Or .that, if the jury believe from the
evidence that the deceased had assaulted
the wife of the accused; that the ac?
cuse^ had been informed of it for ;he nrst
time on the morning of the day on
which the homicide occurred or a short !
time previous to the shooting; that the j
accused killed the deceased while labor?
ing under the excitement and passions
caused1 -by euch information, then, such
killing was manslaughter only; but if the
lury believe from tha evidence -beyond all
reasonable doubt that after the prisoner
had been informed of such intercourse,
whether it was on the day the shooting
occurred or at any time previously, and
that sufficient time had elapsed to allow
the passions to subsid'e and reason to
resume Its sway, and that the prisoner
killed the deceased in a spirit of revenge,,
then such killing was murder. If from
the whole evidence the jury believes that
W. J. Rhodes committed the act, but at
the time of doing so was under the
influence of a diseased mind and was
really unconscious that he was commit?
ting a crime, he is not in law guilty, and
the jury must acquit him.
''If the jury believe that from any pre- i
disposing cause the prisoner's mind was
impaired, and at the time of killing Wal?
ter Francis Barnett he became or was
mentally incapable of governing himself,
he is not guilty of any offence whatever.
The law does not require that the in?
sanity, which absolves from crime, should
exist for any definite period, but only
that it exists at the moment when the
act occurred with which ,'tha accused!
stands charged, but the burden of proof
of such insanity is upon the prisoner, and
he must prove It to the satisfaction of
SUBMITTED WITHOUT ARGUMENT.
^ When the instructions were read, in a
few words. Commonwealth's Attorney
'Richardson submitted the case to the,
"We have spent considerable time over
the case and I submit it without argu?
ment," he said.
The indictment was handed the jury and
at 1:3ft ?ie case was given to'them. Xn
the meantime, the wife, mother and sister
of tne accused sat near him, silently weep?
ing, and the accused and Captain George
?. Wise quietly- dhaAA&?. together.
G? six ?minutes the jury announced l
themselves as ready with a verdict. Mrs. j
Rhodes mother of the accused, gave a I
silent prayer and looked upward. I
When the jury had been polled and de- J
clared that they had reached ? verdict, j
Clerk Christian asked them what it was. j
Foreman Knowles arose and saii: "Not j
?\t that the ladies burst into tears afresh, j
and we.pt aloud for joy. while tears came j
into the eyes of the father of the young j
mari and of the young man himself. His J
Wife clasped him In her arms and cried I
for joy, and it was several minutes before j
the principals to tiie cast} could control j
their feelings. ?
The crowd had been warned to make no j
demonstration and the court-room was j
deathly quiet, except for the sobbing of
the women, who could not restrain them?
selves, now that the great strain upon
them had passed.
The jury ?was discharged until Monday
SENSATIONAL? CHARGE DENIED.
Just before the adjournment of court
yesterday afternoon at the conclusion of
the Rhodes case. Commonwealth's Attor?
ney D. C. Richardson, arose and addressed
"There is a matter I wish to call to
the attention qf the court," he said, "which
if there is anything in it. I hope will be in?
vestigated, and if there is nothing in it,
I want the rumor to be set at rest I do
this In the interest of justice."
He then ? stated that information had
reached him through Mr. Dudley Barnett.
brother of the late W. Frank Barnett. to
the effect that one of the jurymen in the
Rhodes case, Mr. J. C. Hannon, ha.1 been
to the local National Detective Agency
and spoken to Mr. Robert Woodall about I
employing him in the interest of Mr.
Rhodes. Th-- ini he understood, took
* Mr. Wbodall was Par, artel, after
having been sworn, he stated that it Waa
true that Mr. Hannon had been to see
him, ami that he had reported the n.atter
to Mr. ?. v.\ Browne*!. He said that Mr.
Hannon told him that he would d> all ho"
could do for Sir. Rhode?* but ha couldn't
do it for not ...:.-.
Mr. Hannon ? sworn !.. Bgnantly
denied that he had ever spoken to Mr.
Wooda'l in such connection, and further
said that he treated with ?eorn such
Capt. ?eor?e I>. W_e lab : Mr Wboct
ail \*hy ne had not ^:? .?<?>p> thing about
tens matter before, and the reply was that
::?? did not consider t.iat it waj his busi?
ness to do so. '
Mr. ?. M. Smith said that no one coa
nected with the caie had authorized any
one to do detective work, nor had th^y an?
ticipated that such'work would be neces
Judge Witt stated thac Mr. Richardson
had done the ri^ht thing In canina hia at?
tention to the matter, anil that he should
have all necessary assistance in any fur?
ther action ha may take.
As Mr. Hannon ?eft the court-room ha
glanced at Mr. WooJall. and told him to
b?? careful ho* he lied about him.
Mr. WOoda.il waj about to reply in a for?
cible manner when ne w? stopped} by a
remonstrance from th? Judae.
The parties ?ien left and th<* Incident
c'o-ie-.i for the time. Mr. Richardson saiM
that he would probably make further in?
Mr. I?. S. Garrett. of EHerson. Hanovej
county, is at the Retreat tor the Sick, t*
undergo an operation by Dr. J. Page __;.
sia. _ ... ._?_._ '? .?"' 7-_J
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