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VOLvlo. NO. 101.
RICHMOND YA. FRIDAY. JUNE 8. 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN RIDDICK CASE
Saunders and Haskins
Speak on Either Side. :
Mr. Saunders Declares, Was an After
Thoucht of Preacher.
k JEALOUS DISPOSITION.
Four Sloro Aitorneys Havo to Speak,
But It is Not Thoujiht Any of Tliem
Will Make Lonjj Speeches?Col.
Haskins Declared That toCon
vict Itiddick Now AVould
bc Judicial Murder.
J-AWREXCEVIL.LE, VA., June T.-Ppe
teial.?The ease of Rev. Roane Itiddick may
irea-b the jury to-morrow night. There
?are four lawyers yet to make speeches," but
only Messrs. Davis and Buford will taJk
nt any length. Speaker Saunders and Col.
Haskins deMvered tlic-ir arguments to-day.
The court will convene at S o'clock in the
anorning. The Commonwealth having won
os to practically every instructlon it of?
fered, Mr. Saunders had much in his fa?
vor when he opened for tho prosecutlon.
He more than sustained liis reputation
as a jury lawyer. He discarded the style
be assumed when lie engaged in debates in
the House of Delegates, and apparently
addressed himseif solely to the jury. liis
style was easy and oonversational.
To sum up what he said it might be
expressed in these words: It is dflicuilt
;.r c in-ceive of how a sam- mind could ad
judge Itiddick insane when he has been
successful as a student, has made an able
preacher, a faithful pastor. dlscharged all
liis duties to society, and hud exhibited no
evidences of a diseased mind worthy to
be considered, except a few trivialities
when he was a school boy.
Mr. Saunders made a strong point for
the fact that nothing was heard about
the divine commission to kill until after
the deed was committed, and even then
Rl Idlck did not set up this plca, but said
he wanted to taik with liis wife to ascer?
tain wbether or not be had misunderstood
In Mr. Saunders' judgment this was
strange < onduct f ir a man actually com
missioned of <;r,a . ir one who was laboring
under a delusion.
RIDDICK NOT INSANE.
Jn brief, Mr. Sauqders contended that
Rid ii-?!?; was a man ofsblind mind when he
Eh ?; Dr. Temple lle was of a jc-alous dis
posltion, and really believed liis wife had
b en Insulted. He went out to avenge the
v.r ing he thought had been done her, and
the divine commission plea was an after
Colonel Haskins did not make a lengthy
bj i ch. He laid great stress upon the Les
tlmony of the experts, and declared with
much emphasis that to impose the death
pen<y upon Riddick wouid be a judicial
murder. The Colonel contended ahly and
with much force that the eVidence proved
; > ?nd a sha low oi" .loubt tliat Riddick
The court convened at li o'clock for the
ninih u i.v's trial of Itev. Roane Riddick,
charged with the murder of Dr. Temple.
_ ? it thrv e-f lurths of Cue seats in the room
were oc upied. Mr. Davis at once pre
: nted an Instruction regarding emotional
:: inity. This was mbdeled after the in
.--:.: ti ?:... that the Federal Court u.ive Hi
the oeli brated trial of General Dan Sickles,
who killed K.-y, in Washington, shortly
before the Civil War.
Mr. Davis brlefly advocated the applica
tlon of tbe dOctrlne as announced ln that
instructlon to Ibe ease now on tria';.
Mr. Saunders vigorously opposed t'ne
motion. He contended that this doctrine
has never been ree"bgnized in Virginia,
where tlie only forms of insanity recog
:. .:?-,; are such as result from discases of
Mr. Buford characterzrd the instruction
asked for as vicious in princlple and to
adopt :t wouid be to nulllfy the whole law
of Virginia bearing upon insanity.
The discussion was closed by Mr. Poage,
who argued that there was ample author
ity for what the defense was contending
for. Tlie court held that the instruction.-:
already given fully covered the point in
qv.estion, and he denied the motion of the
Befense and an exoeption was noted.
The jury and prisoner were brought into
the court-rourn at 10:30 o'clock and Judge
Turnbull read tiie lengthy instructions.
lt was 10:40 o'rloek when Hon. E. W.
Saunders rose tb addr ss ihe jury on be?
half ol the Commonwealth. As usual he
was <..'!. dellberate and logical in his
argament. The court-roo:n had by this
time filled up until every seat was occu?
pied. Men stood outside the doors and
pomc tried to h< ar the remarks of the
distinguished Speaker of the H -use of
Delegates from pos'tlons they ccupied
?under the shade trees jn the yard. The
court-room ls in the second story of the
building ar.d those on the ground could
not distingiiish very. much what Mr.
Saunders said, for he taiked directly to
the jury in a seml-conversatlonal style.
He brushed aside all preliminarles, made
:... explanation oi" his appearing as spe
c...: attorney of the prosecutlon as mo.-.t
lawyers slmilarly situated do, but he dived
;.t once into a review of evidence.
The Rev. Mr. Riddick did not appear to
yay any attention to the argumenl.
"Whether or not he could hear Mr. Saun
di-rs, he only knows. His brother, Mr.
Junius Riddick, sat by his side.
Mr. Saunders contended that it was a
pr :. sltion difticult to find its entrance
into the minds of an in'.elllgent jury that
th<- prisoner could have served faithful
Iv and eftieiently his various congrega
t'ions for years, preached scriptural ser?
mons, attended to his duti^-s as pastor
and th.-n suddenly lose ali control of hini
.>.:? and kill a man who had done him no
Mr. Saunders first took up the question
of loss of ir.emory as an evidence of in?
sanity. He went over the evidence and eon
tend.'d that a!l that had been proven was
noihing more than wouid oceur in the
life of any other sane man. The various
triviaiitics as to Mr. Riddiek's losi;:g h:s
way in a country strange to him, of his
delay ln reaeiiing his ciiurches on two or
three occaslons, and a few other ovidfcnces
o: cbsent-mirHicdni-ss. all these things,
?ccurring some years ago, Mr. Saunders
srgued, wc-rc not worthy lo be consider
?? i :?; decldlng the question of sanity or
int .-;ty of th..- accused. If these thlnys
result-d from a disessed mind, a pcr.-o:i
v. ^uld naturally expeet evidences of thtir
growth and multiplication, yet tlie tes?
timony did not show this to be true.
Mr. Saunders attached no lmportance
to what liiddlck said to Col. Tillman about
punishlng a, man who -would insult a
lady under his charge. A man did not
ceases to be a tnan when he became a
preacher. Probably thousands of other
mlnlsters had. in a social way, discussed
with members of their churches, ques
tlons slmllar to this. The speaker iaid
great stress upon the fact that nothing
was heard about the Divlne commlssion
to kill until after the crime had been com
RIDICULED THE IDEA.
He ridlculed the idea that any one Of
God's agents believing he was executing
the -will of the Father, would Iiave, com?
ing from the scene of tha performance of
duty, asked his neighbors to suspend
Mr. Saunders took up the question of
the motive. Ho referred to Riddick's
sensitive and susplcious nature, and told
the jury that 3ie had' come to the most
Important feature of the case. Tho jury
should be fully convinced of tho evidence
that Riddick received from his wife infor?
mation?by misapprchenslon, perhaps?
that Dr. Temple had made an Improper
examination of her. All tho testimony
tended to confirm this view of the case.
It appeared very much as lf tha prisoner
was lnflamed by human passlon, and not
impelled by a divine commlssion to shoot
It was absurd to beiieve that one who
-was deluded into the belief that he was
doing God's will would ask to be taken
to his wife, in order that he might sat
isfy his own mind. Tho speaker con
tended that It was fully proved that Mrs.
Riddick did tel! her husband that he had
misunderstood her, and had done wrong
in his attack upon Dr. Temple.
FOR A FROLIC.
Mr. Saunders impressed upon the jury
that Riddick had said that Dr. Templa,
when he came to examine his wife,
remarked that it was a line night for a
frolic, and that when he went to kill the
Doctor he told him it was a fine morn?
ing for a frolic.
Riddick being. deaf, his wife must have
told him what the physician had said.
The speaker argued from this and kin?
dred circumstances that there was a.sane
motive for a sane act, and Dr. Tayior
had said if tlic human motive could be
shown he would not beiieve man In the
hypothetical case insane.
llr. Saunders challenged any one to
show liim from the evidence any delusion
that Riddick labored under since he came
to Brunswick county prlor to the tragedy
in question. He argued that the jury
could not regard the accused as insane
hecause, as a' youth nearly twenty years
ago. he talked about kiliing himself, when
there was no evidence that he had since
that time hinted at suicide.
Mr. Saunders contended that it was ab?
surd to argue that because Riddick doubt
ed that he had been called by God to
preach the gospel, and that ho complained
of prayers of good old ladies for him to
become a preacher, he was insane, nor was
the prisoner's changes of belief in certain
religibus doctrines deserving of any con?
sideration in deciding tlie sanity or insan?
ity of the accused'.
The speaker argued that it was a dan?
gerous doctrine to set up that Riddick
could be a successful student, an able
preacher, a faiihful pastor, discharging
all his duties to his Church and to so?
ciety and never display any signs of an
unbai'ahced mind while residing in Bruns?
wick county, and yet. be held irresponsible
when he goes out and kilis a human being.
He held that the testimony of some forty
or fifty of Riddick's old neighbors, who
had ample opportunitics for observTrig,
should weigh moro with tho jury than
the testimony of experts.
Mr. Saunders had not concluded, when
the recess was taken for dinner.
Mr. Saunders occupied about an hour
after dinner. He closed his address with
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
A FINE BODY OF
Work of the Police Benevolent As?
sociation of Richmond?A Benefit
Entertainment to be Given.
Richmond's entire police force turned out
yesterday afternoon at the various station
houses and were inspected, after which
they marched in bodies to the City Hall,
where tliey were reviewed by Chief B. F.
Howard. The officers then marched to the
Hustlngs Court, where they heard ad
dresses by Mr. 3_. Z. Morris and Mr.
James 'N. * Boyd in behalf of t'ne Police
Benevolent Association of Kichmond.
Chief Howard presided over the meeting.
The object oi" the meeting was for the
purpose of discus-ing 'an amendment to
the by-laws of the Benevolent Associa?
tion and hearing addresses from those who
desired to speak.
Mr. L. Z. Morris, president of the Cham?
ber of Commerce, was the first spaker.
He congratulated the oflieers upon their
splendid appearanoe, saylng that he felt
a great pride in Richmond's police depart?
ment. In speaking of the work of the
Benevolent Association he said: "I can
concelve no greater duty than to assist a
fellow officer when he has been iaid low
by sickness." Mr. Morris said that tlie
Association has $5,500 lo its credit, about
$3.40i3 of which was c-ontributed. He urged
ihe adoption of the amendment to increase
the monthly assesssnent from 50 cents
Mr. James N. Boyd was tho next
speaker, and he paid a high tribute to the
valor and daring of the men on the police
force. He thanked them for eleetlng him
one of tlie directors of the Benevolent As?
sociation. He mentioned the fact that
there are many now on the force who were
policemen during the Chahoon riot. His re?
marks were well received and loudly ap
Hon. D. C. Richardson also made a few
remarks before the officers.
The amendment to increase the monthly
assessment was adopted by a unanimous
Chief Howard then informed his men
that Mr. Jake Wells, of t'ne Bijou Thea?
tre, had offered to give a beneiit entertain
ment for the purpose of helplng the Poiice
Benevolent Association of Richmond. and
urged every one of his men to do all they
could towards m.tking the aXfair a success.
LIGHTNING KILLED FOUR.
Fourteen Others Were Severely
Sliocked aml Iojured.
JACKSONVILDE, FDA., June 7.?Tom
Jenklns, Peter York. Harry Davis und
IV-te-r Wiggins. all colored, employes of
the Merrilt-Stevcns Enginecring Company,
were ki'.led by llghtnihg this afternoon
while at work under the steamer Com
mpdore Barney. hauled out of the ways
at South Jacksonville. Fourteen other
men were shocked, some of them serl
The bolt struck a large chain that is
ueed to haul 0:1 the steamer, and ran
down to the men who were at work on
the hull. Of the injured. four axe white
Told Witness That Nick
Killed Her Husband.
Two Kinds of Tracks in the
POiNTED AND ROUND TOES.
The Sarno Foot-Prints Seen Near tho
Bandolpli Farm That Were Dis
covereil Near tho Scene of the
Kiliing ? The Jury Was
Sent Out While Ques?
tion Was Asked.
ISDE OF WIGHT C. H., VA.. June 7.?
Special.?Tha Giliigan' trial got on fast
to-day. The testimony of five witnesses
was taken. A diagram of deceased's prem?
ises was introduced, the details of the
finding of Mr. Turner's body were told
and his clothes were oxhibited in court.
Several witnesses related about tracks in
the snow. There was some rather warm
argument between Ihe lawyers. Many
exceptions were noted.
Giliigan was brought into court shortly
after 30 o'clock. He had rcsted well and
is eating more than has been his custom.
Jailor Reynolds gives him as good fare as
the hotel guests have. He sends the pris?
oner much more than he can consume.
Miss Turner and her mother arrived
early. The crowd to-day came nearer get
ting" a view of the younger woman's face
than on any previous occasion. She only
had on one veil, and that was not very
heavy. Sometimes she wears several face
coverings. She probably thought she would
soon be put on the stand. She and her
mother went to the seelusion of their
The jury was polied at 10:32, and a few
minutes later tho witnesses were called.
An understanding was reached by which
every witness except the one testifying
should be excluded from the court-room,
but should remain in hearing.
Colonel Baker said he noticed one of
the talei-nen reading a newspaper. He did
not think it proper.
Colonel Bbykin ? did not resist the
request, and suggested that tlie court call
the juror's attention to tho matter. He
did not think it just the thing for jurors
to read accounts of the trial, and said
most all papers printed the trial.
The Court agreed with Colonel Boykin:
An attorney for tho defense suplemented
the statement by acquiescence and said
all the live papers had the trial. They
did not have time to inspect the ta'.ns
men's reading matter.
The first witness was E. XV'. Smith, for
the Commonwealth. He said he was
forty-one years old, a civil engineer of
Norfolk, and a nephew cf Mrs. Turner.
Witness was at the Turner home the
afternoon of the kiliing Wednesday, and
went to Norfolk that night. A message
came to him. telling him about it, and
he returned Thursday night.
The witness "made a diagram of the
premises Friday. It was introduceu as
evidence, and a blue print was in court
for the use of lawyers. The diagram
showed the relative loeation of buildings
at the Turner home, the number of rooms,
&c. The witness had noticed two kinds
of foot-prints, some with round-toed-shoes
and some sharp-toed. He noticed a small
spot on a fence that looked like blood.
He saw the dead body of Mr. Turner,
but made no examination. There were
foot-prints inside and outside the front
gate. Part of the way there was oniy
one line of footprints.
lt was brought out that snow was on
the ground. but as some time elapsed be?
fore the examination was made it had
been mashed down considerably. There
was a slight difference in the length ot
shoe prints. On re-direct examination
witness said he made rough notes on his
own account, but the diagram at the Com?
monwealth attorney's request. The wit?
ness was excused to attend to business.
THE DEATH SCENE.
Frank Angus Turner, 33 years old, was
introduced. He was originally named
Clark, but he lived with R. K. Turner and
changed his name. He called Beverly
He was at home December 27th. Sim
Jones, a negro employee. to'.d witness be?
tween S and 9 o'clock that Mr. Beverly
Turner had shot himself. Tho witness
hurried to Unele Bev-rly's home, about
one fourth of a mile away. Witness heard
loud screaming when he got near. He
looked over the fence and saw Beverly
Turner's body. He was dead. Mrs. Tur?
ner was screaming and Isabel crying.
He told Isabel not to cry.
Isabel said she knew who killed her
Mrs. Turner asked witness if he could
find a weapon. Witness said he could not.
Witness made no examination of the
body. Did not think he had a right to do
so. Isabel had a lamp out there.
The dead body was lying at the fourth
post from the stable. The head was be?
tween a plank and post. The face was
turned away from the lence. He was
sure one leg was drawn up, perhaps both.
The two ladies and witness were all the
Soon witness found Davy Cotton nearby.
Other persons who came to the
death in the order named were George
Warren, W. E. Howie and Tom Turner.
Witness noticed a scratch on the dead
man's face. .
TRACKS IN THE SNOW.
The witness saw tracks in tiie snow. lt
was very cold. He wore gum boots. He
wanied to get home as his wife was alone,
Mr. Dick Turner being in Washington.
Somo tracks were followed.
Miss Isabel found other tracks. The wit?
ness was handed the map. Ho explairted
the positions tovlavvyers and jurors. It
was about sixty feet from the beginning
of the tirst tracks he saw from where the
body was lying.
Witness identifled a light-colored mack
intosh coat worn by deceased. It was
torn and bloody, and witness said it was
singed about the neck. He identiried an
under-eoat, The clothes were not new.
He was not quite sure about a light-col?
ored soft siouch hat, but thought Mr. Tur?
ner wore it. Witness had seen the de?
ceased stripped to the waist and was sure
about tho coats. The clothes produced in
court were: Mackintosh, over-coat, black
cutaway coat. light siouch hat, right hand
red glove, striped pants and black vest.
Witness was not svre about the glove.
On eross-examination, witness said Drew
Crocker sent him woid about the kiliing.
(Continued pa Fifth Page.^ _,?
SAYS OQM PAUL
Boer President Declares
the End Not Yet
FIGHT TO THE LAST.
Kruger Much Pleased With the Work
of Steyn and Dewet.
THE CAPITAL IN A CAR.
Tbe Government is Still EfTective,
Though tbe Country is Invaded.
Dutch President DeniesHe "Will
Leave tbe Transvaal and
Expeci- to Go Back
LONDON, June S-3 A. M.-The execu?
tive oflices of the Transvaal Government !
are now in a railway car which is
shunted on a switch at Machadorph Sta- j
tion. President Kruger caused the in?
terior of the coach to bo reconstructed
some time ago with a'view to contin- ;
genoics that have now arrived.
A correspondent of the Daily Express,
who went from Lorenzo Marques to see
President Kruger, was received yester?
day. The President sat smoking a long
pipe". He looked worried, but his bear?
ing was quiet and determined. He did'
not make tho least objection to being
interviewed. -. >
THE WAR NOT ENDED.
The correspondent was equipped for the
interview by cables from London.
"Yes," said President Kruger, "Tt is
quite true that the British have occupied
Pretoria. This, however, does not end
the war. The burghers are fully deter?
mined to fight to the last. They will
never surrender so long as five hundred
armed men remain in the country. "I feel
decply encouraged by the fine work of
Stevn and Dewet are doing in the Free
Sta'te." ; /
Ihe correspondent suggested that the
war was over, inasmuch as tlie capital
had been taken.
"The capital?" exclaimed Kruger, with
energy. "What is a capital. It does not
consist of any particular collection of
bricks and mortarj. The capital of the
republic, the seat of government, is here
in this car. There is no niagie about any
special site. Our country is invaded, it is
true; but it is not conquered. The govern?
ment is still effective."
Refcrring to the reasons why he left
Pretoria, Mr. Kruger said:
"I was not foolish.enough to be taken
prisoner. I proviefefi this ine?uis of loco
motion precisely for the same reason as
our burghers supply themselves with
horses when they take the lield.
"It is necessary that I-should be able
to move quickly from place to place. That
is all. Bye and bve this car will take
me back to Pretoria. For the present it
enables me to keep away from Pre?
toria, where I could be of no service, and
where I should only play into the hands
of tho enemy.."
"They say, Mr. Kruger," remarked the
correspondent, "that you have brought
with you gold to the vaiue of ?2.000.000."
"It is not true," replied the President.
"Whalever monetary resources I may
have with me are simply those which we
require for State purposes. At the same
time I am not going to te!i you where our
treasure is. Let Lord Roberts find it if
WILL NOT LEAVE.
"They also say in England that you con
tc-mpla'te taking refuge nn a Dutch man
of-war at Lorenzo Marques."
"That again is a lie," retorted the Presi?
dent with vehetnence.
"I know of no Dutch war vessel. I am
not conteniplating taking refuge any where.
I shall not leave my country. There will.
be no need for me to do anything of the
The correspondent, continuing, said:
"There is much surprise at your having
left Mrs. Kruger behind."
"But why?" asked Mr. Kruger. Mrs.
Kruger is quite safe in Pretoria. She
wouid only be put to personal ineonven
ience here. All communication between
us is stopped; of course, but she will
await my return with calmness and cour
(Continued on Sevenlh Page.)
OUT BY FLAMES
Business Portion of the Town in
Ashes anu Only a Few
DULL'TII, MINN"., June 7.?The entire
business portion and most of the residences
in the town o: Virginia, on tho Masaba
Iron Range, was wiped out of exister.ee
to-day by fire. In one hour's time fully
one hundred and twenty-.tve buildings
were reduced to ashes. Trfegraphic com?
munication was cut eff soon after the first
news of tlie fire came, and was not re?
sumed till this evening.
The flames broke out at the Moon and
Kerr 'mine, on the shoro of Silver Lake,
southwest of the town. The plant con?
sists of a number of large buildings be
side the miil, and it was among these that
tho fire started. The main business sec?
tion of the city is about five blocks from
the miil. and over this intervening terri
tory the' flames spread. carried directiy to
the business buildings by a high wind.
Within one hour the fire destroyed every
thing between the miil and the railway
station, eight blocks away. The path of
the flames-was as c-ean cut as that of a
cyclqhe and indicated the great force of
the wind. .
q. d.' Kennedy's bank, situatea in a
two-story frame buiiding, was in ruins
ten minutes after the flames reached it.
The territory over which the fire travelled
covered about twelve blocks, about nine
of which were thickly buillt up. The
sehool-house and most of the churches
The loss is estimated at $500,000. Tne
insurance is J>elieved to be not over $123,
000. ' ? .
The water plant of the city was directiy
in the path of the flames. So far as
known, no lives-were lost. The people are
in urgent need of relief. There is little
food in the town and women and children
are without places to sieep or any cover
Both Houses Adjourned
Party Passion and Personal Rancor
Give Way to Good F.IIowship.
MOST PICTURESQUE SESSION.
The Last Day Was, for the Senate, One
of Waiti?2? President McKinley
Affixes His Signature to Various
Measures, IucludLinj. the
Nayal Approprlation Bill.
The Closiug Hours,
WASHINGTON, June 7.?In rnarked con
trast with the exciting incidents attending
i the bitter struggles of tho closing hours of
I the session, Speaker Henderson iaid down
j his gayel at 5 o'clock this evening at the
| conclusion of one of <he most picturesque
| sessions which has ever occurred in the
, hall of representatives. Party passion and
' personal rancor, which have brought tlie
House to the brink of actual riot several
times during the last forty-eight hours
gave way in the closing half hour to good
fellowshfp, Which found vent in a pa?
triotic outburst that stirred the crowded
galieries to the highest pitch of enttui
During the brief recess. taken within
thlrty minutes of the time fixed for the
final adjournment to give the President an
opportunitv to afiix his signature to the
bills that were being rushed to him for
approval, a group of members, led by
Messrs. Mereer of Nebraska. Ball of Texas,
Fitzgerald of Massachusetts. and Tawney
of Minnesota, congregated in the arena. to
the leftof the Speaker's rostrum and began
singing patriotic airs. The gallerles were
banked to tlie doors.
"Columbia, Gem of the Ocean"; "Auld
Lang Syne"; "The Red, White and Blue,"
successively rang out. As tho singing pro
ceeded members join.d the group until
without regard to age or party tho enttre
membership of the House joined in the
chorus. The spectators in the gallenes ap
plauded each song until the strains of
"Dixie" fiiled the hall. then their un
bounded enthusiasm broko out in wild
cheers. But the enthusiasm "Dixie"
evoked was not to bo compared with the
remarkable demonstration which followed
when in a clear, rlnging tenor Mr. Fitz
gerald, of Massachusetts, started the na?
tional anthem with its inspinng words,.
"Through the Dawn's Early Light." In an
instant every. man, woman and child ln
tho galieries were on their feet joining in
the singing. The mighty chorus from the
thousands of throats reverberated through
the hall, making the pulses leap and tlie
blood tingle. It was a magniflcent and
soul-inspiring spectacle. The Iadie* kept
time to the rhyme of the music with their
handkerchiefs and the men beat tho mea?
sure with their hands. The Speaker paused
as he entered the hall and raised his voice
SONG OF TIIB ANGELS.
The excitement producc-d by the scene
overeame a white-haired old man in one
of the pubiic galieries, and when the seng
ceased he jumped up on his seat and
shouted: "That is tho song of the angles
in Heaven." He was plainly no crank,
but as he showed a disposition to harahgue
the House ho was quickly ejected.
After Speaker Henderson had! made
a graceful farewell speech. thanking the
.members for their courtesy, and de
elaring the House adjourned, tlic mem?
bers testified to his popuiarity by sing?
ing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow,"
and the reporters in the newspaper gai?
lery celebrated their emancipation from
their aruorous duties by singing the
WORK OF THE HOUSE.
The first work of the House to-day was
a rever.-al of its action last night in
turning down tho conferees on the naval
bill for yielding on the item reiating to
ocean surveys. Over night the sentiment
of the House underwent a complete
ehange. and to-day the members voted
by a large majority to acept outright the
Senate amendment which goes much fur?
ther than the compromise which the con
ferees offered last night. The new con
feeres, led by Mr. Cannon. who had
brought in a compromise which they con
jsidered more satisfactory. wvre igno
miniously pushed aside. It is a distinct
victory for the old conferees, Messrs.
Foss, "of Illinois; Dayton, of West Vir?
ginia, and Cummings, of New York.
The other feature of the closing day
was the course of Mr. Lentz, of Ohio,
in blocking unanimous consent. For
three days he has objected to bills be?
cause the majority would' not allow the
testimony in the Couer D'Alene investiga
tlon to be printed, and he maintained his
position to the end. His action caused
many heartaches. He only relented
when bills, behind which lurked possible
votes in the coming campaign, were
hrought up. On such occasions he grace
fully side-stepped and aiowed them to go
When the House reconveneu at 10 o'clock
this morning it was still Tuesday under
the executive flction. As the conferees
on the naval bill were not ready to re?
port, the House adjourned until 12 o'clock,
when the legislative day of Thursday be?
After some amusing pleasantries be?
tween Mr. Grosvenor and Mr. Sulzer, a
bill was passed to amend the car coupler
law, so as to require railways to rfport
monthly under oath to the Inter-State
Commerce Commission, all a^cidents to
their employes and to make reports as
to all eollisions between trains. also a
bill to authorize the payment of travel
pay to enisted men in the army.
Mr. Lentz then brought matters to a
stand-still. Some of the Republicans at
tempted to circumvent him by getting
their friends on the Democratic side to
offer their bills. Mr. Hay, of Virginia.
asked for the consideration of a bill to
make Des tMoines, lowa. a sub-port of
entry, and as a resuit got into a warm
tilt with the Ohioan, who promptly in
terposed an objection.
HAY AND LENTZ CONTEST.
Mr. Hay displayed considerab'.e temper
and was proceedirig to criticise Mr.
Lentz's course ln pers'.sting in his atti
tude. when the latter objected to his
"I wiil not receive a lecture $rom the
gentleman from Virginia," he, announced,
"until the Republicans agree to the print?
ing of the Couer D'Alene tstimony, I
shall object to all this ciass of legisla?
A few moments afterward. Mr. Cannon.
on behalf of the conferees on the naval
bill. forrnally reported another dlsagree
mertt. Mr. Cannon moved that the House
recede and concur in the Senate -URepji
Bi^nt, with an amenament which struck
out the word ??hydrogr-puic. ' and pro?
vided for ocean surveys, -BClndlng the
waters of Porto Rico, Cuba ant! UM i'hl.
ippines, except the coast thereoi.
Mr. Cannon said the proposed amena?
ment was in harmony with the Instruc
tions given by the House a week ago. not
to agree to any surveys for the coasts ot
the great lakes. the seaboards or the Is?
lands of our now possessious. This amend?
ment wouid contiuo the naval surveys to
the deep waters of the ocean.
Mr. Dayton, of West Virginia, who was
one of the superseded conterees, moved
to recede to concur in tha Senate amend?
ment in order to bring the question square
ly before the House. This motion took
precedenee over that of Mr. Cannon.
Mr. Moody. of Massachusetts. who last
night charged the conferees with betray
ing their trust, apologized for his words
amid applause. Mr. Cummir.gs. of New
York, one of the conferees. said the apolo
gv "was justly due and handsomely done."
He eontrasted the result of the old con?
ferees' work with that of the new con?
ferees, whom he said had offered a new
proposition. which practically violated the
House's instructions, whiie techclcaily
o'oserving them. He somewhat startiea
the House by referring to a "junketlng
trip," which Mr. Cannon had taken as ithe
guest of the "Coast Survey." and then
proeeeded to ,pay his respects to tha
ehairman of tlie Appropriations Commit?
Mr. Cummings wields a keen biade, and
the House enjoyed his dextrous thrusts.
?He picttired Mr. Cannon. the ehairman
of the great Appropriations Convmittee, as
a Hon lashlng his si-des and roaring while
the crowd of jackals followed as they
smelt fresh meut. Then he described how
the House, following blindly the lion's
leadership. had done everything it could
to degrade the conferees, despite the r ap
ptals that they were powerless.
AGAINST A STOXE WALL
"I toid you," said he, with great vehe
mence, "that-we were up against a stone
wall, but you turned us down, and turn?
ed the controversy over to the Appro?
priations Committee to settle, and they
went up against the same stone wall, with
the result that they are back here erawl
ing before this House with another propo?
sition." With sareasm and vigor, Mr.
Cumming said: "You have been mis
named; you are no cannon, you are a
This shot convulsed the House, and it
was several minutes be/ore order was re?
stored. Mr. Foss also spoke. _nd Mr.
Shat'roth, also one ot the conferees, said
that if the Cannon amendment were
adonted. the surveys of the navy wouid
be conhned to tbe ocean. No surveys of
our coasts or harbors could be made under
Mr. Dayton's motion to recede and con?
cur ir. the Senate amendment. was car?
ried on a rising vore?77 to 71. Mr. Cannon
donrand*d the yeas and nays. which were
ordered. The motion prevaiied?11S to 06.
Great demonstrations onsned.
After this defeat Mr. Cannon turned the
management of th"? 'ortv.-r item! still ln
dispute between the two H'j\i~\^ over to
Mr. Dayton. This related to tbe course of
tiie naval cadets at Annapolis. 3_'r. Pay
ton moved that the House r???as any ->or.
cur in the Senate amendment, cor.i Iruiw
the six years" course for cadets. !->?'* p~>
vidlng that a cadet at Annapolls grozr.
each congressional district should bc ap?
pointed every four years: The motion was
This concurrence in the two S--n.ite
amendments to the naval biil closed tho
controversy over this bill. Then followed
a scene of indeseribable confusion. A num?
ber of conference reports on private p-.-n
sion bills were put through wtih great
rapidity, whllo the engrossing clerks rushed
back and forth in their efforts to get be
lated bills to the President before the
(Continued on Seventh Page.)_
OF THOSE LETTERS
Says That She Hoped to Elevate'the
Prisoner, But Failed to Realize
SUFFOLK, VA., June 7?Special.?
Miss isabel Turner, whose face has not
yet been seen by the curious because of her
veii and strict seciusion, was interviewed
this afternoon. She answered all the
questions she thought proper and polite
ly declined to give a direct reply to others.
She said: "I was twenty years old on
the night the great sorrow came into my
life. I expected to gruduate this month
at Hollius'lnstitute. I have not been to
church and have not appeared anywhere
in pubiic since my father's death. I
frequently ride over to see the family of
Cousin Will (Dr.) Turner, three miles
away. 1 ride horseback every day whjn
at home. I am. an enthusiastie horse
"'Do you mind going on t'ne witness
"I don't mind answe-ring their questions.
As far as my testimony goes, I don't
mind reiating it. I naturally disLike to
appear in so pubiic an attitude."
"Why did you see Gilligan?"
FORBID0H.V TO SEE HIM.
"My mother wouid not let me go with
boys who were my social equals. She
did not think it good for girls to see boys.
I saw Mr. Giiligan because he worked
"How iong since you wrote letters to
"I have written none in about two
years. Mcst of them were written when
"How many letters have you written to
"Ineludiiig notes, about twenty-flve or
thirty. I have known him since I was a
little child, as far back as I can remem
"Did you go to school with Gilligan?"
'?No, I always had private teachers. He
never visited me as an equal. I have never
seen him since his incarceration."
"What was your o'ojec: in writing to
"One of my chief desircs was that ho
m.'ght elevate himseif. I believed he was
bright enougti to make sometbing of him?
"What broke off your correspondenee?"
"I saw he was going down instead of
up. He fell below my estimation of what
a true man should be."
REMOVE THE VEiL.
Miss Turner said she expected to take o'ff
her veil when on the stand. She- has been
wearing two veils at court. one very
heavy. She has not shown her face out?
side the hotel. She says.no picture of her
self has been printed, and none will be by
her consent. Mis Turner is very pretty.
and has a superb ligure. pink and white
complexion, rather prominent rrose. lovely
nv^-k, fuil eyebrows, light, wavy hair, and
smiling biue eyes. She is 5 feet S inches,
and weighs 115 pounds.
She was c-lad in a neatly-titting govra of
blaek. She wore a gold watch. with a
black guard, and a plain gold band adorned
the third flnger of ber right hand.
Miss Turner seemed in excellent spirits,
end =it time3 kiugbed with the buoyan.y- of
GET THEIR ORDERS
Instructions Given as tc
NO FEAR IS FELT.
The Si-uat-on Has Grown No Wors.
During Past Twcnty-Four Hours.
Sixteen Humlretl InteinatioiialTroops
Now on Duty on ChinesetSoil aml
the Powers axo X&__ii-j_ Jlat
ters in Their Own Hands.
European K.suler.ts are
. I\scapm_: tho Coast.
LONDON, June S.?The situation in
China, as mcasurec by abundant unoCBciaJ
telegratms, coatiaues full of interesting pos?
sibilities. but apparantly it h.:s v. >t grown
worse during tbe la-t twenty-four hours,
although the _AV.r_.tive auie-tives of Lon?
don and continental commentors are
"perilous," "grave," ar.d "dangerous. "
The naval con_mand_rs ln Chinese wa?
ters have receiv-.d Identical instructions
as to procedure. the nuestion of an emer?
geney beir.g left to their discretioa.
NO FEAR FF.LT.
No fear is entertained for the safery of
the legatior.s at Pekin. Kuropi .:: C _-d9at?,
however, are -scaping frona the capital to
the coast. Pekin :.^ .-.:. under control.
according to a ii. : itch tj :::?- Morping
Tost. dated yosti txkty t :t ln _. very ex
I cited sr-.te. a il: ?..-..:;?: :'>;.---.n gourd
: were garrisoning the leg .:. m t-.r^ze?:. six
! hundred Internatlona. tioops are at fien
? Tsln, with six guns.
TilE PGVvERS ACT.
"The authorities are diaylaying palpabty
J guilty suplnene3s ln ttealiag wltc ihe Box
' ers. izi-2. Th..- h?-.v--.i are ixtoce ind uiore
taking matxers into vh.-.r own h.iads. i'r.o
Boxer revoit ls sjji-.;.:.;:g, a.:d is riplriiy
changing Its charaster. Tiie "oxl-.S ?-:e
gcttmg arms, prepartng to meet forco with
"Thora has be?n no- communication be
j tween Pekin ar.d Tier T^in.
: A news ageney dispatcn trom llen Tsln,
. da:-.-.i yesterday. says:
"Tho Box.r.. t.re still riiJuig ::nd piling
| Ing over a wide area. TiJ/vf foiAfe MVT-Cfted
: and burned stations ai '<?QQ9 IVmg and
) Tangoo. it hu be_n d__sn_-_-r' *,__<._ tajned
!? that Mme. Aslior *r_i Ms;-.:-. GsyrfH .:ud,
j Cades have been murdered. ,:-,.:i'. x:- h
? clalraa to have defeated .!..: So&cxs. li-> ? g
t The morning papers-, deallng v.tth the
| Chinese question, deal w'.:h the possible
j course of the United States. The Dauy
; Mail goes beyond any other la urglng th*
> L'nited States to take the leao, In interven
; tftm, under tho captlon "McKintey's Op
j portunity." The Fekin correspondent ot
! the Times, telegraph Ing yesterday, says:
"A:i imperial decree has been issued,
but it is of the same evasive character as
the precding one. Throughout it is apo
letic in tone. and virtuaily gives jnsti.'ica
tlon to the tBoxers for their recent anti
foreign and anti-Christlan outbreaks. The
edict repeats the accusion against name
Christians who "j"ined the Church tor
thr-ir own base ends." and refers to the
Boxers as a brotherhood and nut as r-'beis.
It avofda all reference jo.-the murJers ot
mfssionaries of native Chrls-tans, ar.d
impiies that the deitruction of tlie rail?
way and mission property is diio to law
less characters who have joined ihe Box?
ers to protit by tru- disturbances. The
nearest undamageU point is -_3 miles ._om
Tien Tsin. Al the children and Wi.s.
except Lady McDon-tld. have lert tne
tegation. There are the gravrst fears for
mlssionariea in outtying parts. They
number hundreds. and the stations are
iaolated. Concertetl actioniis tatpofisiblev"
BRITISH TROOPS LANDED.
A special dispatch from Shanghai. dated
7:_t> P. M. to-day, says the Dowager Em
pre .- bas ordered ?'? teral X tlh SI Cbong;
with :;.tvj men, co protect the railroad it
A severe fight. :i la added, has occurred
with the Boxers. whose raaks include
many soldiers fr,rn other generals' com?
mands. When '::? '? tt! end I - I 2ead
were left on the :...!. Uie dispatch g-jes
on to say:
Ono hundred and eighty Brit. b !.:.:??,::?.?,
with a machine sun, are about to force a
passage from Tien Tsia to Pt-kin. Alto
gether, about 9<? British have been land?
ed from the Seet, a greater a unto c than
have- landed from the combir.- '. v :.. ol
t::.- other powers.
This evidence of Great Britaln's laten
(Continued on Seventh Page.>
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
?Fire does considerable damago in Maa>
?Efforts to make Hon. E. XV. Saunderj
president of the Constitutional Cuuviv
?Several interesting marriages In Rich.
?A travelling man painfully hurt.
?Loss ar.?l insurance on tho tlre at th?
Wheel Company's plant.
?A sriKiii boy has his skull fractured
?Jackson Ward Cisfs taken up.
?Death of Mr. H. G. Cannon.
?Striking pluml?-rs maKe a statement.
?J. W. Lockwood resigns as vice-presl
dent of American National Bank.
?Memorial Day exercises were observe
?The Riddick case argued by Mr. Saun?
ders. Mr. Savtnders de?.!ared tne Divhi.
nermission idea was an after-tliou_;ht.
i'he case will probably end to-day.
?The jury in tbe Giliigan trml h.is been
compk-ted at Isle of Wight Cour-hoas*.
and tne evidence partiully _______ The
bloodv garments of the slain man w-ra
placed ln evidence. An Inunense crowd.
?Mr. Frank P. Brent. Esa-. makes a
maenlticent memorial address ut Gordons?
?One of the sick martnea at Norfolk
dies, gtving a more serloua aspect to the
disease from which a large number of the
corps ls surfering.
_Fniversitv of North Carolina grradu
ates three voung ladies,
?Fifty-slxth Congress adjourns.
?Town ot- Virginia prey lo names.
?Call for meetlns: of Executive Com?
mittee of NAtionad Democratic purty
?To revise Phillppine tarirr.
?Foreign troops landed in China.
?Kruger _ay_ Boers will aever sur
_Refugees are transferreo.
r-Boiers tleteatexl. i, i_? r-aocteiL Jfy