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RAXGE OF THEKMOMETER.
| "Following was the range of Uie thcr
Wnomctcr at The Timos oflice yesterday:
P A M-. 73; 32 M., 45; 3 P. M., 77; 6 P.
1>I.. 73; 9 P. M.. GO; 12 M., Co. Average tem
Forecast for Wednesday and Thursday:
Virginia? Fair and warmer W*dn9?day
1 Thursday; Hsht to fresh southeriy
7octh Carolina?Fair "Wednesday and
ursday: warmer in easteru portion
sdneaday; fresh Southeasterly wlnds.
VOL.Uo. NO. 09.
RICHMOND VA.'.WEDNESDAY. JUNE 6. 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Jury lo be Inslracled This
THE INSANITY PLEA.
Question Was Barely Touched on as
Commonwealth Has Proved Victor
DAMAGING TESTIMONY GiVEN.
Accused Man's Former Parislnoners
l'rove Bad Witnesses for ihe Dc
fenso ? Would Not Call Mrs.
lliddick lo tho Stand?At
tendauce Small at tho
LAWRENCEVILLE, VA., June 3.?Argu
Jaic-nt of the Riddick case will begin to
fcnorrow afternoon. ln tho morning twq or
(three witnesses will be examined and the
knstructions wiil bc read to the jury. The
fcourt heard ihe attorneys for two hours
jthis afternoon with reference to instruc
Uons. Twelve were agreed upon. Most
fof these are ordinarily given in murder
Jtrials. The instructions as to insanity are
Ihose ln which cverybody is especially in
?erested. This question has be>^n barely
itoai hed upon as yct. The Commonwealth
gained a vlctory ln every point ralsed.
Tho tuun eitlu-r adopted the instructions
J: offered or those presented by the de
tence and amended by thc attorney i'.r
jthe prosecution. The proceedings to-day
hvere lacking somewhat in Interest. There
jrvas not as large an attendance as. hereto
I'ore. The fanners are waitlng to come in
land hear the speeches. The Common
kTealth made a fight to have Mrs. Rlddick
brought back here to give further testi
anonv. but lt appearing that she and her
babe are ill at her former home in Peters?
burg, thc- court refused to send for her.
Mr. Davis will close for the defence. Ria
laick's lawv. is have decided to make brlef
speeches. " Mr. Buford dccllned to enter
anto an arrangement with them to limit
(time to each side. The most damaging
kc-stimony for Riddick is that given by
feome thirty or fort* of his former parish
toners. who declared him to be a sane man.
', The smallest crowd on any day since
Ihe Riddick trial began was in the court
foom this morning when Judge Turnbull
bscended the bench. .
News was received here this
knorning of thc death of Mrs. X.angley. sis?
ter of the late Dr. Wm. H- Temple She
had been il! for some time and her^cpndi
tion was rendered much wor=e b> the
idlllng of her brother.
\s soon as court was opened. Mr. Bu
tord asked to have Rev. J. H. ^Riddick,
Mr* Roane Riddick and Dr. Devanej
feummoned as witnesses. He -said he
jthougru these- witnesses would tovere
mained here after the ^n/e, WaS.
through with them, but he had leanieu
lhat they had gone home.. Mr. Davis said
ithis was an unusual request. Mr. and
Mrs. Riddick had been on the stand and
BUbjected to the most rigid cross-examma
clon. Mr. Riddick was on the verge of
collapse when Dr. Lewis advised him^O
go home. lie left here Saturday. Mrs.
Sbaaick and her baby were both threaten?
ed with fever and Dr. Lewis sent them
lo 1-etersbunr for treatinent yesterday.
Mr Goode said nothing had developed
-since" Mr. and Mrs. Riddick were on the
fctand to iustifv the Commonwealth in re
calling them to give rebuttal testimony.
Mr Goode eloquently appealed to the
court not to hring these people tiere again
Ko lay bare the scars of their broken
Mr. Goode was followed by Mr. l oage.
who made a patheiic plea in urging the
court not to have Mr. and Mrs. Riddick
Kummoned again. Mr. Riddick. he paid,
?was a physical wreck and probably i^-in
br-d Dr. Lewis had told Mrs. Riddick
9hat to stav a day longi r i:. Lawrenceville
her own life and that of the babe would
be endp.n?-:red. Any reputable rjhyslcian
-in P^tr-rshurg would sond a ceraficate to
the effect that Mrs. Riddick is unablc- to
M- Buford, in reply. said it these wit?
nesses ar- too ill to respond he couid not
-*h?ve it in his heart to ask tlie court to
force them to come. The sentimental side
of the matter was a question with which
the court had nothing to do. If it was a
fcorrible thing to have these people testi
fy the prosecution was only partlceps
cr'imin!= >for the defense had brought
them he're to have their feelings lacerated.
Mr Buford said he wanted to examine
Mn Riddick with reference to a corrversa
lion he had on a visit to White Flains.
il- Buford learncd yesterday that the
elder Riddick on that oecasion made a
statement which differea matenally from
his testimony to the effect that the son
*"* " MORE LICHT WAKTED.
The attorney had learned that Mrs. Rid?
dick could throw some additional and im?
portant light on the case. All the Com?
monwealth wanted was to have an order
bsued fir these witnesses to come if they
are ible to do so. Colonel Hasklns made
,, viEorous and forceful address in reslst
tag the motion made by Mr. Buford. He
argned that the prosecution had no legal
right to relntroduce these witnesses. Mr.
Davis closed the discussion for the de
tfense. - .
He thought the action of tn? prosecution
a most remarkable proceedmg. He con?
tended that if Mr. Riddick were put on
the stand again and should testify that
he said his son's defense would not be in
Banity that would not *>e evidence, and
would have to be ruled out by the court.
Mr Davis said the prosecution was now
beeoming to be a persecutlon. Seeing lhat
Che accused could not bo convlcted. the
Commonwealth was now seeking to drac
the relatives of this man into court and
thus to punlsh_them.
Mr. Saunders denied that there had been
any' perseoution. Whatever else Uie de
fenso might say, it could not be stated
that there had been any persecution ln
the oross-.xaxnination of Mr. and Mrs.
Riddick. The motion was a very simple
cne: --lf thc witnesses are able to come
the Commonwealth wants them; if they
are physicially unable to respond. that
xvculd er.d the matter."
Mr. Saunders contended that there was
?o question as to the right of ihe Com
monwealtb to put these persons 011 -the
Mr. Buford said as Commonwealth's At
t:?rr:<-"-. he occupied a high offlce, and lt
was his duty to use every legitlmate en
deavor t? bring before the jury every bit
of Inforroation that will aid thom in ar?
riving at a Just verdiet. He thought the
lawyers on tbe other side had done him a
great injustiee ln attrlbuting to him any
d<; :re or intcntion to persc-cute any one.
Mr. Davis ejcnlalvied that he mtant no
c'tlen*-c to the lawyers on the other side.
~?s licew tlut Hessre. Saxuaaers aud Bv
ford did not look at the case in the same
light that he did. It appeared to him that
the prosecution was becoming a persecu
iion. but he knew that lt did not ap
pcar so to the counsel on the other side.
A statement slmllar to Mr. Davis' was
made by Mr. Goode.
Dr. N. C. Lewis, ot this town, was
sworn and testified that the condition of
Mrs. Riddick and her child -was such that
it would be unsafe for her to return liero
with the baby. 3Ie had not seen Mr.
Riddick, the prisoner's father.
The court declined to grant the motion
as to Mrs. Riddick, but ordered that Mr.
Riddick and Dr. Devaney be summoned.
Mr. Wilbur Thweatt, of Prince George, a
relatlve of tlie deceased, was called. He
is afflicted with an impediment ln h's
speech and it was with difficiilty that he
testifed. He had nevc-r seen any evidence
of insanity on the part of the accused.
Sheriff R. B. Turnbull followed. Mr.
Davis pointedly asked. "You are ln charge
of the jury, are you not." The Sheriff re?
He then testified that he had Riddick in
his cistody since March and had heard him
make a statement of his case in the of?
fice of Messrs. Turnbull & Son, whom he
then thought would be his counsel. The
defense objected to the - introduction of
this as evidence in that it was a priyi
leged eommunieation. The point was
argued by Colonel Haskins and Mr. Goode,
for the defense and by Mr. Saunders for
tlie prosecution. The court held that
the Sheriff could tell what transpired.
TOLD OF THE MURDER.
Sheriff Turnbull testified that Riddick
gave Lawyer Turnbull a detaiied descrip
tion of the shooting, which corresponaed
with ihe testimony of the eye-witnesees
of the tragedy. The Sheriff kept Rid?
dick at his house one night.
The accused told the officer ihat he was
in Mrs. Riddick's room the night the
examination was made, but could not hear
what took Place. Dr. Temple remarked
to Riddlck something about it being a
fine niti'it for a frolic. Riddick toid ihe
Sheriff that when he went to kill Dr
Temple he told the latter it was a fine
"morning" for a frolic. Mr. Turnbull
said Riddick told him about the insanity
in his family and that he would rather be
hung than sent to a lunatic asylum eitcept
for the disgrace to his family. His only
fear seemed to be being sent to the asylum
for life. Mr. Turnbull regarded Ridcnok
as perfectly sane, otherwise, he would not
have permitted him to stay in his huuse
one night without an ample guard.
Messrs. Thomas L- Jones and L. J.
Jones testified that they had known Rid?
dick well and regarded him as a sane
At the afternoon session of the court
Mr. ??. C. Duf?. of Hichmond. formerly a
newspaper reporter, was present. Com?
monwealth'? Attorney Buford and Mr.
Saunders had a conference with him in the
jury room. He was not called as a witness.
Mr. Junius Roane Riddick arrived from
Richmond and was in the court-room this
afternoon, occupying a seat by the side of
his brother, the prisoner. Mr. Buford
called Mr. Junius Riddick as a witness
for the Commonwealth. He was asked to
teil about the financial transactlon between
his father and his brother and requested to
tell whether or not he had offered to as
sume a part of the debt due by father to
son. The witness stated the debt greatly
worried his father, and hc- offered to as
sist him in any way in liquidating it.
The object of tlie Commonwealth was to
show that iRev. Roane Riddick had good
foundation for telling Mr. Elam that his
brother Junius had offered to pay a part
of the debt. In the correspondence be?
tween Rev. Roane Riddick and his father
the son was very abusive of his parent.
He seemed to think that ho would never
collcct the debt, though it was secured by
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
DRANK DEADLY .
ACID IN MISTAKE
Thpueht the Fiery Fluid Was Cordial,
and Death Relieved His
William Wallace Wii-son, a well known
employe of the Mutual Ice Company, lies
dead at his home, Xo. 60S South First
Street, as the result of taking, by rnis
take, a large dose of carbolic acid.
Mr. "Wilson went to his home yesterday
about 2 o'clock to his dinner, as is his
usual custom, and was lovlngly greeted
by hi^ wife and three small children.
After dinner he went to a closet to take
a. dose of m<:dicine that had been pre
scribed for him for a cold. He took
what he believed to have been the usual
dose, but immediately afterwaru noticed
the pecuiiar taste.
"This medicine burns," he said ta his
wife, who was near him.
She discovered the odor of the acid, and
"My goodnelss, my dear, you have
taken carbolic acid!"
He would hardly believe he had made
such a mistake at first, but his wife in
sisted, and gave some milk as an anti
dote. The milk failed to act, however,
and Mrs. Wilson rushed out and scream
ed for asslstanee. The neighbors came
ln and saw how Mr. Wilson was suffer
ing, and the ambulance was sent for.
3'ut before it reached the home, Mr. Wil?
son was dead.
Coroner Taylor was notified'. He ex
amined the body. and after nearing of the
circumstanees deemed an inquest t;n
necessary, and pronounced death due to
Funeral Director Bliley took charge
of the remains, and prepared the body for
the funeral. which will he from the resi?
dence on Thursday afternoon, the hour
-to ho fixed later. The interment will be
in Mount Calvary.
Mr. Wilson was highly esteemed by
?his employers, and had worked' for them
about ten years. He was thirty-two
years old, and was well thought of by
all who knew him. Many friends and
acquaintances called at the home to ex?
press their sympathy.
TO ATTACK THE FRENCH,
Thousands of IHoors aro Massiiifj at
T.OXDOX. June 5.?Speeial dispatches re?
ceived this evening from Algiers portray
a serious situation. Thousands of Moors
aro massing at Figuig and in the neigh?
borhood, preparing for a determined at?
tack upon the advanced posts of tlie
The French columns hava joined hands
at Zoubia, but the men suffer terrTbly from
heat and thlrst, and hundreds of camels
died. The French are preparing entrencn
i ments and are eonhdent of their ability to
r< pel an attack. and even to take the
offenslve against Figuig if necessary.
Horse Carried Him Home.
ROAXOKE, VA, June 5.-SpeciaL?J. W.
Coon. formerly president of the Xational
Bank here, was paralyaed last night while
rid :ig to his country home, and is now in
a crlt'.cal condition. He lost consciousness,
but his horse carried him sal&y. home* .
The City Was Surrendered
Resulted From the Operations Before
A DISASTER TO BRITISH ARMS
The Thirtcenth Battalion of Imperial
Irisli Yeomanry Had to Surrender
to a. Superior Force oi' Boers
Xcar Lditdley?Methuen Ar?
rived Too Late to Kes
c u e T li e in.
LOXDOX, June 5.-12:13 P. M.?The War
Office has issued the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
'Pretoria, June 5.-33:30 A. M.-Wc are
now in possession of Pretoria. The official
entry will be made this afternoon at 2
fLOXDON, June 5.?At 2 o'clock this
afternoon. almost eight months after the
declaration of war, Lord Roberts entered
Pretoria. While the Commander-in-Chief
of the greatest army GTeat Britain ever
put iri the field, was fulrillmg the .promises
he made tc the guards al Bloemfontein, to
lead them into die capital of the Trans?
vaal, England was celebrating the event
with wild enihusiasm.
Throughout the length and breadth of
the country the news spread iike wild
fire. Based on the recollection cf recent
European wars, when the occupation c-f
tho enemy's capital signified the end
of hostilities, Lord Roberts' terse tele
grom was taken universally to mean the
practical finish of Uie war.
In London the Mansion House, and the
War Ofilee almost mstantaneously bect-me
the centers for jubilant throngs. Fiags
again appeared as- if by magic and traffic
had to be diverted through other streets.
Hatiess and coatless men and bcys ran
through the city alleys to see for them
selves the bulletins announcing the good
news and staying to join in the thunder of
cheers or add their voices to the joyful
throngs singing "God Save the Queen."
Hats hoisted from thousands of heads,
were waved in exultant hands aud shim
mered like a coal-bed :n the sun.
Lord Roberts' Six Miles Spruit dispatch
was hardly printed by the extras before
the L'nion Jack of the War OIHee was
hauled up the flag-staff and the bnef mes
sage was passed from mouta to mouth:
"Pretoria is occupied." The pressure
of General French north of the Boer cap?
ital came, as a surprise and explained the
Commander-in-Chief's retriever anent the
position of the energetic cavalry leader.
It was evident that Lord Roberts delayed
attacking until all his columns were ready
to co-aperate, but even when Lord Rob?
erts wired last night, that this was ac
complished, there seemed a possibihty o?
some flghting, so when the next rr.o
mentous dispatch was given out it came
as a surprise.
XO LOSS OF LIFE.
Judging from Lord Roberts' phraseology,
the occupation of Pretoria was n-t a-com
panied by any loss of life. What has
happened to the Boer forces, w'i'ch so
insistently opposed the Britia'i advance
at Six Miles Spruit. can only be surmised.
The latest press dispatches from a rep?
resentative of the Assoc'.ated Press. at
Pretoria, dated June 3d, quoted General
Dotha: "So long as we can still count on
our thousands of willing men, we must
not dream of retreat or throwing away our
General GLucas Meyer. addressing the
Burghers on the Church Square, urged
them ail to stand fast.
Thus, though their efforts were pitifully
futile, it is evident that a few faithful
Boer generals worked desperately to resist
the overwhelming force of Lord Roberts'
army. The War Office has information
that one of the first things done by Lord
Roberts. after the occupation of Pretoria,
was to direct General l"*rench to relieve
the British prisoners confined at Waterval.
Bells were ringing, fiags were flown and
holidays were declared all over England.
The Lord Mayor of London has cabied to
"The Empire will never forget what you
and the forces under your command have
accomplished. Accept the grateful con
gratulatlons of the citizens of London."
Their Attempt to Tiirii British Right
LOXVOX, June 5.?The war office this
morning issues the following dispatch re?
ceived from Lord Roberts:
"Six Miles Spruit, 8:30 P. M., June 4.?
We started this morning at daybreak,
marched about ten miles to Six Miles
Spruit. both banKs of which were occu?
pied bv enemy. Henry's and Ross' mount?
ed infantry, with the "West Somerset,
Dorset, Bedford and Sussex companies of
Yeomanry quickly dislodged them from
the south bank, and pursued them nearly
a mile, when they found themseives un?
der heavy fire from guns which the Bo?
ers had placed in a well concealed com?
manding position. ,..
"Our heavy guns of the naval and royal
artiliery, which had purposely been placed
in the "front part of the column, were hur
ried to the assistance of the mounted in?
fantry as fast as oxen and mules could
travel over the great rolllng hills sur
"The guns, supported by Stevens' Bri
"?ade of Pole-Carews' division, after a few
rounds, drove the enemy from their po
"The Boers then attempted to turn our
lelt flank. in which th ey were again foil?
ed by the mounted infantry and Yeoman?
ry, supported by Maxwc-11's Brigade Of
DROVE THEM BACK.
"As, however, they still kept pressing
our left rear, I sent word to Ian Hamil
ton, who was advancing three miles to
our left, to incline toward us and fiU
up the gap between the two columns.
This finally checked the enemy, who were
driven hack toward Pretoria. I hoped we
would have been able to follow them up,
but the days now are very short in this
part of the world and, after neary two
hours marching and fighting, we had to
bivouao on the ground gained during the
"The Guard's Brigade is quite r.ear the
southernmost fort, by which Pretoria is
iPanttnuea fla fiwenta Pag.e.2 ;, iJf.,
IN THE SENATE
A Storm of Invective
Swept tlie Chamber
CLASH IN THE HOUSE.
Ir. Gaines and Mr. Grosvenor Fire
Words at Each Other.
PROMOTIONS IN THE ARMY.
Amendment Incrcasing Rank of Gen
erals Miles and Corbin Non-Cou
curred in, Though a Motion
Ihsti-uctiug Conferccs to
Insist on Disajrrec
ment Was Lost.
WASHINGTON", June 5.?A tornado of
partisan debate swept over thc Senate to
day, with Senators Hanna of Ohio, Petti
grew-of South Dakota, and Carter of Mon
tana, partlcipatlng. For bltter personali
tles and for noignant ihyectives .the debate
exeeeded anything heard on the floor-of
tiio chamber for many years. The lie was
not passed directly, but tho truthfulness
of statements was challengcd very sharply.
Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, precipitated the
scene by repeating a charge made several
days ago by Mr. Pettigrew, that Mr.
Cramp, the Philadelphia ship-builder, had
contribute-d 5400,000 to the Republican cam?
paign fund in 1S92, with the understanding
that he would be reimbursed by contracts
for tho construction of warships for the
This charge, Mr. Bacort said, had been
denied neither by Mr. Hanna, chairman
of the National Republican ommittee, nor
by Mr. Carter, who was chairman of the
committee in 1S92. Then the storm broke.
Mr. Hanna vigorously denied any knowl
edge of such a transaction, and expressed
his opinion that it was false. Mr. Carter
declared that tho statement could be
branded only as a lie.
Mr. Pettigrew not only reiteratcd the
?statement, but created a treme.-idous sen
sation by asserting that his autliority was
no less a person than Mr. Cramp himself,
antl that in a cohversation with Mr. Carter
that Senator substantially had verified the
story. He also attacked Mr. Hanna rela?
tive to his election to the Senate.
Mr. Hanna replled in kind, and ex
pressed doubt of the South Dakotian's
sanity. Mr. Carter also vigorously de
nounced tho charges and Mr. Pettigrew as
Mr. Turner, of Washington, attacked the
administration of the Pension Department,
bscause, he said, by its p'eculiar construc?
tion of the laws passed by a grateful
Congress it was denying just and proper
pensions to the old soldiers of the repub?
lic, their widows and orphans.
In his speeeh Mr. Turner discussed
bricfly almost every big question pending
The Chalr.laid tho House anti-trust bill
before the Senate, and it was read a second
Mr. Pettigrew moved to proceed with
Mr. Galliger moved to refer it to the
Committee on Judiciary. The latter mo?
tion, the Chair held. took precedent.
ln a brief speeeh Mr. Pettigrew inquired
whether this bill was passed by the House
to become a law or to be used as a club
to be held over corporations this summer
to get campaign contributions.
"We cannot deceive the country into the
belief," declared Mr. Bacon, of Georgia,
"that we are proceedlng in good faith if
we give such direction to this bill as prac
tically will destroy any chance of action
upon it at this session. I think, and the
country will think, that the motion to
refer is an indirect niethod of defeating
<Mr. Bacon then reiteratcd Mr. Petti
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
REV. MR.BARR WILL
Rector of the Monumental Church
Tenders His Resignation Which
Rev. "William Alexander Barr has ten
dered his resignation as rector of the
Monumental Protestaht Episcopal Church,
and will to-day send his acceptance of
the call extended to him by St. Luke's
Church, Norfolk. Tho vestry of Monu?
mental Church accepted Rev. Mr. Barr's
The members of the vestry and the rec?
tor were in conference until late last night,
REV. XV. A. BARR.
(Who has Tendered his Resignation as
Rector of Monumental Church.)
and at the conclusion Rev. Mr. Barr ten?
dered his resignation. The resignation be
comes effective immedlately.
Mr. Barr is a native cf Kentucky. He
is~ a-graduate of Dartmouth College and
of the Union Theological Seminary of
New York. He was ordained in the
Episcopal Church in 1S95 by Bishop Ran?
Tho first years of his ministry were
served in Franklin county, this State.
He was then for two years in Suffolk.
Dr. Barr has bgen rector of Monumental
Church since' the death of Rev. F. S.
Stickney, about three years ago. His de
parture from Richmond will be greatly ,
iegreiiej,_^i_^__. _. _ >_ _ .. -Z~2:J
DEFENSE GETS THE
Courts Rulino in the
FAMOUS CASE CALLED
Illness of the Prisoner's Sister Mav
Cause Slight Delay.
LAWYERS HAVE A LIVELY TILT
The Accused Man Appears to be in
Good Health, and Tafces Matters
Coolly?-Miss Turner and Her
Mother Appears in Cour^
But Both Heavily
V e i 1 e d.
1KLE-OF-W1GHT COURTHOUSE, VA.,
June 5.?Speeial.?The noted Gilligan mur?
der trial now iias bright prospects of be?
ing gone Into. Every barrier but one had
been broken down when court adjourned
this afternoon. That was the illness of
Mrs. Susie Batten, of Smithfield, a sister
of the accused, who announced that she
was too unwell to attend court to-day, but
might be better to-morrow.
The question of the tender love-letters
is now seemingly settied. There were
some warm tilts between the lawyers, and
these tilts almost became -personal. The
gist of Judge Atkinson's rulting this af?
ternoon is that the defenicei can have pus
session of original letters, but they must
remain in the Court's custody.
Judge Hinton was apparently pleased
with the Court's locislon about the letters.
13e mentioned -Mrs. Susie Batten's illness
as a ground for continuance. Colonel
Bovkin remlnded him that of his state?
ment of readiness when the letter cues
tion was fixed. Judge Hinton replied that
bis associates would not take the risk of
Mrs. Batten's attendance till they heard
how she was.
The prosecution did not resist the con
tention and urged that her condition be
Iearned and reported hy a doctor at to
morroWs session. Court adjourned at 3:10
till 30 o'clock to-morrow.
Afterwards Miss Llllie Gilligan, the de
fendant's youngest sister, and his niece,
Miss Mattie 'Batten, visited him in court.
There was affectionate greeting, but no
tears this time. Gilligan left the court
room some minutes later smoking a cigar
ette. Gilligan looks well, but he has aat
Dr. W. D. Turner said to-day that Gilli?
gan had scme Indian blood in his veins,
and said his great skill in the forest was
Spectators from all seetions gathered
early. The first ripple of interest came
when'the prisoner was driven on the court
green ln charge of Sheriff Robert A. Ed?
ward and Deputy J. A. Johnson, who had
gone to Petersburg last night. The party
got off at Zuni this morning and had
breakfast with Sheriff Edwards. Gilligan
came on the scene at 10:20 and was locked
up in the little jail shortly before 31
Miss Isabel Turner. the prisoner's sweet
heart and the victim's daughter. was
driven on the ground. She was attended
by her mother. Both were attired in
black and heavily veiled. They were as
sisted out of their carriage and retired to
their rooms in the hotel.
SherifC Edwards called the court to
order at half-past eleven. Mr. Edwards
then introduced Col. J. C. Baker, of New?
port Xews. Coionel Baker appeared for
the defence. '
Gilligan was brought into court, and
walked bo'diy and indifferently from the
nearby jail, and took a seat hy the law
yers' table, between Judge Hinton and
Mr. Edwards. Gilligan looked to be in ex?
cellent health. He wore a neatly mting
suit of dark gray.
There was a lull in the proceedings as
witnesses were called. The crowd in the
court-house grew thicker. Col. Poykin
arose and declared that the roll-call
showed that several Commonwealth's
witnesses had. not arrived. He did not
wish to declare the Sta.te's readiness un?
til he knew whether they would come, as
they were materiai. He requested a short
wait. One of the witnesses, he said. was
Sheriff B. B. Edwards, of Surry county.
whom he had yesterday told that his evi?
dence was needed. Judge Hinton united
in the request. He said the defence
wanted nothing but a fair trial. He
wished the other side to have all their
The court was reconvened at 2 o'clock.
Colonel It. E. Boykin said the Common?
wealth was ready. They had heard from
Sheriff Edwards, of Surry, and announced
tho State's readiness.
Judge Hinton asked that witnesses for
the defence be called. He announced to
the court that one of his witnesses, Mr.
Howle, was absent this morning. but he
was not going to ask a continuance on
THOSE LOVE LETTERS.
Judge Hinton then brought up the ques?
tion of the love letters. The defence had
been trying to get them for three months.
He said the letters were just as much
Gilligan's property as his coat. The law?
yer began telling what they expected to
prove by the letters, and the jury was ex
cluded. Colonel Boykin and Mr. Holland
interrupted. He said the letters would
orove that the young people were lovers
and that Gilligan had gone to see her by
her invitation; that he was on the farm
the fatal night by Miss Turner's invita?
"Gilligan," he said, "had ti>e^ audacity
to fall in love with a lady who had the
temerity tp fall in love with him," and that
the letters would prove all he claimed.
Colonel Boykin made a brilliant reply,
explaining his connection with the let?
ters. He had never revealed to the pub?
lic a word of the contents. and if any
one imputed to him such motive the im
putation was false.
Judge Hinton: "Don't say that I iin
Colonel Boykin did' not say who im?
puted it, but his statement of vindication
was continued, when the lawyers 'on the
other side did not interupt. Judge Hin?
ton pressed for a discussion, asking the
defence to have) the orignal love letters.
Mr. Holland argued that Judge Atkin
son had no jurisdiction to decide who
owned the letters. He claimed that
Judge Hinton was the only mortal who
had claimed the letters were Gilligan's.
He could introduce witneses just as hon?
orable as Judge Hinton who would swear
they were not Gilligan's leters. f Mr. Hol?
land said he didn't want to .talk about
rows and plstols, but about law. Judge
Hinton had read elementary proposltions
fli J&w, bjil badjiftLsbawu^a itaa ta sham
that the receiver of a leter is thc owner.
Ho called some of Judge Hintons sta^e
ments extravagant. . v
Mr. Hollanrt announced that ho did n^t
care a straw how many exceptions the
other side noted?the more the better?
if thev were all like the last one men
tioned. If there were one hundred ex?
ceptions. he wanted the clerk to note
them ail. Then when the appelate court
or any other court got the, record he
would not be uneasy. He said exceptions
didn't scare him.
A CASE OF OWNERSU1P.
Mr. Holland said there were now two
cases?one crim'tnal case and a case about
ownership. He said a subpoena duces
tecum applied to evidence and not prop?
erty. Judge Hirrton arose, but the court
announced that his mind was mad.- ap,
but when the lawyer insisted he was al?
lowed to proeeed. and declared the posi?
tion of the prosecution was an outrage
to the court.
Said Mr. Holland: "The court is a great
many years old. and' is old enough and
smart enough to know when he's out
Judge Htnton replied: "I know he's old
enough and wise enough. but it is my
duty to tell when advantago ls l?ng
Former Assistant Postmaster Tam
pcrert With Govemment l-'iuids.
NORFOLK. VA., June 5.?Sneclal.?Thir?
teen hundred dollars fine and six months
in jail was the sentence imposed this af?
ternoon by Judge Waddill. of the United
States Court, upon Wllbur F. Bell. a
young man and the former assistant post?
master at Bxmore, Northampton county.
Bell was found guilty by a jury on the
chatige of having embezzled postoffice
funds amounting to $l.-kV>. Beli's defence
was -that he got his private and postal ac?
counts mixed. It was in evidence that
when Bell discovered his shortage he tried
to make good by surrendering everything
in his oossession, in?-!uding his clothing.
Bell will be coraSned at Accomac, where
it is expected he will take the nauper's
oath, and serve thirty days in Iieu of tho
fine. which makes his toial punishment
Alonzo Norman. colored, was convieted
ln the same court of stealing money from
the matls between here and Berkley, and'
sentenced to one year in the Moundsville
(W. Va.) Penitentiary.
Thomas Fagan and S. XV. Smith.-white
men, charged with making and passing
counterfeit money at Newport News, will
be tried to-morrow.
The Conferces Reach a Complete
WASHLNGTON, June 5.?The confer?
ence on the Military Academy bill h tve
reached' a complete agreement. the Sen?
ate. amendments making General Miles a
lieutenant-general and General Corbin a
major-general, remain in the bill. Pro?
vision being inserted in the lieutenant
general amendment that it shall apply
only to officers of the line. The number
of cadets at large are increased to one
hundred. thirty to be named direct by
the President and the others apportioncd
to the States.
Theso v.-ere the only material points of
MOBILE. ALA., June 5.?Tho negro
Asked, who was taken from jail last
night, was submitted to revolting torture
in an atempt to make him confess the
murder of Chrlstine Winterstehx He
was whipped, hung until about to Iose
consciousness and then set <ui fire. He
was badly burned, but reiteratcd his in
TO BE A BRIGADIER
His Nomination Sent to the Senate
by the President on Yesterdav,
Alons: With Others.
WASHINGTON, June 5.?The President
to-day sent the following nominations to
BrLgad'ier-Genera.1 Joseph Wheelc-r, U. S.
V., to be brigadier general, United States
Postmaster?Walter Landis at San Juan,
Jnhn A. Russell, of Illinois, to be Attor
ney-General of Porto Rico; Samuel C.
Bothwell, of Porto Rico, to be Marshall
of the Supreme Court of Porto Rico; Wil?
liam H. Eliiott, of Indiana, to be Com?
missioner of the Interior of Porto Rico;
W. F. Freare, of Hawaii, to be Chief Jus?
tice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii;
Clinton A. Galbraith and Antonio Perry.
of Hawaii. to be Associate Justices of tha
Supreme Court of Hawaii.
Judges Circuit Courts of Hawaii: Abra
ham 3. Humphreys, oi Hawaii. first
Judge of the Circuit; R. B. Siiliman, of
Hawaii, second Judge-: John W. Kalua, of
Hawaii, Second Circuit; W. S. Eddir.gs,
of Hawafi, Third Circuit; Gilbert F. Li:C*e,
of Hawaii. Fourth Circuit; J. Hardy, of
Hawaii. Fifth Circuit.
William A. Haywood. of Honolulu, to
be Collector of Internal Revenuc, District
Postmasters?Virj-inia. X- C. Peachy,
Williamsburg. North Caroiina, Mattie
E. Hawkins, Louisburg. Georgia, F. Mc
WASHINGTON, June 5.?The Senate to
ni^ht courirmed tae nomination of General
Wheeler oi Alabama, to be brigadier gen?
STEPHEN CRANE DEAD
The American Autlior Passed Away
BADENWEILER, BADEN, June 5.?
Stephen Crane. the American aurhor and
war corresponuent, died" here to-day, aged
. thirty years.
Mr. Crane was tho author of the "Red
Badge of Courage." which is a psycho?
logical study of a volunteer's first battle
in the civil war. and gave the author front
rar.k in the field of American wrlters.
Couer D'Aleiie lnvestig;atioii.
WASHINGTON, June 5.?The re-port of
the House Committee on Military Affairs
cn the investigation of the Couer DWlene
labor troubles was submitted to.-day. The
report says the Governor of Idaho. in his
efforts to establish order and enforce the
laws of the State, ls to be commended for
his courage and fearlessness. The bllrid
hatred excited by the mob, the conse
quent disturbanee of public business aad
the reign of lawlessness,' is la a fair way
to be adjusted.
The conduct of the military in the try?
ing hours from May 3d to the present,
amld the disturbing elements of the
Couer D'Alene, where fierce passions flam
e.i unehecked. when no hand was raised
to stay the dynamiter and the murdc-rer,
when the mob had been supreme, ls a mat?
ter. of earnest congratulatioa to Uw coun.
to*.^?~-' - -
The Chicago Platform
Was Not Reafiirmed.
NEW YORK DEMOCRATS
Instruct Their Delegates to Vote for
W. j. Bryan.
TKE BODY WAS VERY ORDERLY
The Platform Contains a Declaratiou
That the Party iu tho State Will
Support tlie Flatfbrm ot* tho
Kansas City Convention.
Cunvcntions Held in
Ni:\V YORIv, June 5.?The Democratic
State Convention elected these delegates
at-largre to tbe national couvendon:
Davld B. Hill, Ricbard Croker, Edward
Murphy and Augustus Van Wyck.
Altatnates: Frank Ckmpbelt, Jacob Ruv
pert, Jr., C. Morgan SanfoctI and Jaines
EIeetor3-at-Large: Fredertck Cook, at
Roehester; Robert C. Titus, of Buffalo.
The platform adopted cuntoins 110 reof
drmatlon of tha Chicago plarfcrm ot 1336-,
bu: a declaration that the party in the
State will support tae platurm of the
Kansas Cttty Goavenciba. The platform
declares against war taxes in time of
peace, declares for parity oi y./id and sil?
ver as curreney; demands abolioion of all
? ustoms and tarifts between Porto Rico
and the L'nited States; condemns tnuta
a::d monopolies an.l ejfcangling alHaace&;
demands ju.-t and liberal pensioa laws and
election ot' United States senators by tha
people, aad favors the nomination of w. J.
The convention gave pronrfse t" being
Vciy -.:o my, but cnded qui*tly. The parti?
cular feature of tae convention nas tho
domination of affairs hy ex-Senator Duvid
B. Hill. Tho silver meu profesa to be sat
istied with the result.
Following is a synopsis of the platform:
We insist that the fundamentul princi?
ples of Democracy, which have been so
freemently approved by tbe voice of tae
people, must ever remain as the best and
only seeurity for the continuance of frt:a
government. Public toxation should not
be imposed for private purposes and tariit
should be for revenue only. We are 03
poaed to government at partnerihip wtta
protected monopolies, and we demand that
import duties, like other Caxes, should ba
We appose war taxes in times of jeace.
We demand retrenchmerat and eccnomy ln
all the departmenls of the government, ar.J
condemn the extravagance and prodigacy
which have characterized the present Re?
publican Xational Adtalnistratiort.
We favor both gold and silver as tha
standard money of the Constitution and af
our fathers?each to be maintained at a
p.irity with the other in purchasing. debt
payrng power. We are opposed to the
:' irelgn p ilicy ot the present national ad
mlnfstratlon, commonly known as imper?
We demand <that our solemn anti-war
:?! -dges tn.ul,- by Congress ? ? < uba and to
tbe world should be speedily fulrilltrd 1rt
g.ii faith, thereby preserving our na?
tional integrity and honor.
We maintained that tbe Constitution fol?
lows the tlui,' over every integrul part of
the United States. A Republican ? Con?
gress has no more. right to establish or
govern a territorial or colonial system
?outside ot the Constitution than it has to
create a king. We demand that ever;
part of our possession sball be governed
according to American pcecedenta and
Our piain duty is to abollsh all customa
tariffs between tbe I'..:;? I Sta) i and
Porto Rio and give b rp lu \. ;' e ac
cess to our marh ?-.
THE TRUST i'.'.AXK.
We condemn President -McKinley and a
Republican Congress for a f'aicrant vio
lation <>r" duty and for thHr bypocrisy and
mconsistency. We express <>ur unquatmets
opposition to those immense comblnatlona
of capital. commonly known as trusts.
These trusts an.l comblnatlona art- the di?
rect outgrowth of tbe i ry t th Repub?
lican party, which Bas cr tti :. fostered
and protected them to properly regulata
an l restrain them.
It condemns as bypocritical, the recenl
trus: agltation :n tbe H mse.
The chief characteristies. of the present
Republican Xational administration are Ua
tary admtn'stratJort Tbe discl sures cr th*
corruption of its appointees are breaklng
out everywhere. ,
The platform o-pposes any alllances of
any sort %vith any foreign sovemme.it that
stand in the way of Republican instlru
(Continued on Second 7" :_??.?.)
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
?Graduating exercises of the Woman's
?Depositions in the Jackson Ward
?Rev. W. A. Barr resigns as rector ot
?Daughters of the Confederacy Insist
that monument wiil be erected, desplt4
G. A. R. opposition.
?Drank carnebc acid in mistake fo*
cordial and died.
?Richmond Iovers ln a romance.
?Argument in Riddick trial to be had
?Gilligan trial beg-ins, and defence gets
?Rev. Lyman Abbotc. D. D.. declares
for constitutional amendments.
?Silver service for the Kentucky.
?Heavy sentence imposed on erabezzler
of Government funds.
?Red-letter day for Trinity.
?Sues a town for damages.
?Xew York delegates were instructed
to vote for William Jennings Bryan.
?Senator Daniel says he will under no
consideration become a candidate for
?General Wheeler nominated by Presi?
dent a brigadier-general in rrgular army.
?Polgnant debate, full ot personallties,
in the Senate.
_The amendment proraoting Generai
Miles non-concurred in and sent back tc
?Stephen Crane, tho American author,
?Bobs enters the Boer capital. ?whick
was surrendered uncondttfonally.
?Great rejolctog tbroughout England.
_A battalion of imperial Yeomanry
captured by fioers.
_'i'he situation in China grows worse.
Mr. Xorman. of Xorth, CaroJina^ jaujt?
derea by lioiera. . .