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)u:hern portion Sunday: probable show
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Xe.rth and South Ci.ro1.:na?Rain Sun
..;.-. with brisk and possiaiy hish north
asterly wfnds; showers. Monday.
RICHMOND VA. StJNDAY. JUNE 10. 1000.
fcPRICE THREE CENTS.
W THE STAND
Defends Her. Good Name
A DRAMATIC RECITAL
Inteiligent and Refined Defence of
SHE CONTRADICTS GILLIGAN.
Xndiciiantly Denies the Terrible Accu
Eatio'ns Asainst II er Character?She
llol.is Her Own Ajiainst a Sc~
vere Cross-L*xaiiihiatioii and
Makes a Fine I mpression.
Her Mother on Stand.
ISLE OF WIG3IT C. II.. VA., June S.
Bpecial.?The Gilligan murder trial was
sensational. interesting and almost dia
matic to-day. Miss Isabelle Turner, the
prisoner's former swettheart and a daugh?
ter of the deceased, went or. the stand
and told a story that held the great au
Uience speil-bound. She is one of tbe star
witnesses. She is an educated young wo?
man, and she told a tale of the Killing in
well-rounded sentences; in ianguage that
was well chosen, prettiiy worded, aad, at
times, almost traglc ln Its intensity. Her
story of the killing and attendant inci
dents contradicts the ? hiel points ln Gil?
ligan's confession. as related hy Sheriff
iB. D. Edwards.
Si:.- Ihdignantly*'denies the awful char
act? r accusations brought by Gilligan's
confession. She was not asked about the
lore-leiters. A t< nder young woman, un
used to court ordeals, heroically faced the
lawyers' fire of logic and disc'relion and
emerged unharmed. She impresses r'iir as
I.- .-i; ;? rtitled with trutli. Either that, or
siv i :i nve.ti a'-tr.-ss. The jury. the law?
yers. ar.d the sp ictatbrs were impressed.
MISS TI'RNHR OX THE STAND.
She was the first. witness. She came
Into court just before 3 3 o'clock and was
She had on a thin black veil. which
was removed before she began talking.
Sht- looked straight at Col. Boykin dur?
ing the testimony. She wore a black
dress, hat and gloves. She had a black
fan, which she used. The witness look?
ed sad. but comnosed. Several times
during tbe evidence her eyes grew molst
and tears came. She wiped tnem away
and the crowd almost held its breath
as tlie flow of language stopped.
She seemed unaware of Gilligan's prcs?
ence. Gilligan showed very little cm?
tion. lie looked a little nervous at lirst,
ljut very little. Most <>f tlie time his
arms rested on the table and he watch
?.-d Miss Turner's face intently.
i ? ;::i-"!-::< i >i-:i > herse"CF.
The crowd was almost deathly quiet.
Si:e contradicted all the main points in
Gilligan's confession as related yester
dav bv Sheriff Edwards, of Surry.
She did not ask Gilligan to come to
church nor on tbe wharf: she had not
said she would drown herself. She was
not witn him when the shooting was
done; she had not done other things Gil?
ligan alleged. In answer to questions,
Miss Turner said in substanee:
"3 was 20 years old on the day my father
was killed?December 27th. I have been
off a: school since 1 was lfi. excepting the
session of 189S-'S9- 3 had come home to
pass ten days about Christmas time; I
':. near Feygusson's 'Wharf."
Witness told of her actions, w'nerrabouts
and companions several days prior to the
killing She went lo church Sunday and
attended church entenainments Monday
and Tuesday. She told of her ae'.ions in
detaii. Shr went to St. AndreWs church
Monday and at Bacon's Castie to an en?
tertainment Tuesday. She to ik part.
GILLIGAN DID NOT SPEAK.
3n reference to the Bacon's Castie enter?
tainment, where Gilligan said she urged
3iim to come to her home, she said: "Lit?
tle Xed Smith was with me most ail
day. I went to tbe church with littie
Xed. Ar.nie and Carrie Savage. Mrs. "W,
P. Wilson and daughter. The entertain?
ment lasted two hours and ended be
tween 9 and 10. I changed my costume in
the dressing-room. Mother. Xed and I
were in company al Ihe store. We did
not leave till we were ready to go home.
Xed Smith drove me. Mr. and Mrs. Wil?
son were near us. We got to Mrs. Wil
son's first. From there mother and I
drove close together till we reached home.
"We got there at 13:30. I eaw Gilligan
at the entertainment. I saw him when I
went down the ais'.e to see my mother;
I saw him from the rostrum. Some one
hailed when we were outside; I recognized
Mr. Gilligan's voice. I told mother.
He did not speak to me that night; I
Miss Turner attended an entertainment
near Bay View Monday. ln re~ard to see
lng Gilligan at the church entertainment
witness said dramatieally:
'There was no slgn of recognition, no
notes. no messages of any kind."
When nuesT-loned she rcpeated emnhnti
cally, "Xo message. no notes; no eom?
"Wednesday I stayed home till 2 o'clock
in the afternoon, 1 went to the wharf to
see Mr. -Smith and little Xed off. We got
there ahead of the boat and went to the
postoffice. It was snowing very fast. When
the boat left I stepped out and waved.
After golng a few steps from the oyster
house I waved at the boat again. I walked
away rapidly. Some persons were in front
nnd' some 3>ehind me. I siackened my
*-peed. Later I heard footster?s. lt was
Mr. Gilllran. 1 did not turn my head at
first. He accosted me with:
'* 'Good evening, Miss Isabel.'
" 'Good evening. Xick.' I replied.
"He hesitated, and said: "Come on, I
have something: for you.'
"I answercd, T don't want it.'
"I walked more slowly. Mr. Howle and
Captain Marshall came up. Capta|n Mar
Bhall asslsted me. We walked off the
GILLIGAN BXDES BY.
"Mr. Gilligan came out of the post-of
fice slashed his horse and drove away at
a rapid galt. Tho wharf ls hair a mile
"I made no request of Mr. Oillisran to
come and see me. I did not say I would
jump overboard if he did not come. 1
have stated every word spoken; I have
told all, I am positive.
"Mr. Howle. drove me till we met father
and mother. We changed horses and moth?
er and 1 weht to Smithfield. She was with
me n?"arly the whole time there. She drove
home with me.
"When Tgot home I heard some one' at
th? gate after we got out. I said 'who's
"Mother said. 'who is that." Still :io ie
ply* lt -wafe Mr. Gilligan. He put his
Ilmmc on my shoulder. I drew back.
Giiligon said, 'Why did you treat me so
cooliy on the wharf?'
"1 went into the house. Mothcr had
drorped the mail. I said I was gomg
back to pick up thc mail. Father sa'.d,
'Don't do It baby, it's too cold.' I went
and he held the lantern.
HEARD THE SHOT.
"I Went after the mail. A man accosted
me. It was Gilligan. He took hold of
my cape and wanted to talk with me. I
said I was cold and did not have time to
talk. I wept up the' steps into the
house. There was snow on the ground. I
was very cold. I (ixe-d my wraps and put
on another dress. After a little while we
hc-ard a loud report. Mother said it was
a big fire-crackcr. I said 'no, it sounded
like a gun.'
"We thought no .moro about it then. I
closed the blinds and doors. I saw Mr.
Gilllgan after that; he was near the
stables. Wc loeked the doors. Later we
kindled a fire and cooked supper?bread,
oysters, etc. Some one turned the lattice
of the blinds. We picked up a pan and
started to the milk-house. We both,
mothcr and I, saw an object ln the garden.
I said: 'Who is that at the garden gate?'
"Mother crled: 'Who is that; have you
no tongue to tell me?'
"Tlie object vanished. We went in the
house and loeked thc door. Mother said
she was going to spnd for Davy Cotton.
"We got a pistol and a aouble-barreled
shct-gun and went for David."
Just before reaching the stable we saw
Nick. He touehed my arm. "I last saw
my father alive when he left me at the
gate and when I went to pick up the
=mall." Here the witness was almost
overcome. Te-srs came to her eyes anl
she brushed them away. The great
crowd w:-s hushed and almost reyerent
at this touching exhibition of filial love.
"Did. he have a gun or any other
weaprm?" Colonel Boykin asked.
"Nothing." she sobbed. I had the lan?
tern out there. but father held it while I
picked up the mail. I took about two
minutes. I went into the house."
"Were there any words "between you and
Gilligan, except* what you have men?
"I asked him if father knew he was
"He said, 'No.'
"Father h id two guns?a double- and
single-barreled gun. When I went for
a gun. both were there. The pistol was
in its usual place, behlnd a book-shelf.
After we ate supper, we went into the
house. Davy ate ton."
DEFENDED HER HONOR.
Colonel Boykin said he regretted to do
so. but had to ask witness a direct ques?
tion. He asked about a terrible aceusa
tion Gilligan had brought against her.
She answerc-d "no" with emphasis.
"Have you ever loved Mr. A. C. Gilli?
"Yes. I loved him once. Her love grew
less a'rdent eighteen months before the
kiliing. About twelve months before the
kiliing I ceased to love," she said.
"Pardon me '" >*olonel Boykin said. "I
am going to read what Sheriff Edwards
testified about Gilligan's confession con?
cerning vou yesterday."
II.. read from the official report of
Edwards' evidence, while witness listened
with downcast eyes.
"That is false; absolutely false, ' she
cri^d "I was with my mother; I am
positive. I am positlve that every word
is false." . . -
Witness identlfied several articies of her
father's wearing apparel. Tears again
spring into her eyes, and there was
Komething tendcr in her voice.
Counsel for the cross-examination ques
tloned her with considerable deference,
PROTECT HER MOTHER.
"Did you mean to stand between your
jnothei and danger?"
"Have you ever said if Gilligan were
never caught, it would be better for
"Did you tell your mother at the milk
house it was Nick?"
"Did you tell Mrs. Howle the morning
after the kiliing that you knew who shot
"I made no such statement."
"Did you stand between your mother
and' Nick at the window to keep him from
"It only happened that way."
"Did you say the other barrel of the
gun was for your mother?" Mr. Holland
asked for the prosecution.
"Yes; I also said the reason he did not
use it was because he did' not have a
chance. I was in the way all thc time,"
WHAT CROSSED HER MIND.
"When the shot was fired what crossed
"I never thought then that Gilligan
would kill my father."
"Did he have any animosity against
??I thought .the reverse of animosity
"When you first got home from Smith
field where did Gilligan come from?"
"He came from the yard up to the
??Did your father hBfe a lisht ln the
(Continued on Second Page.)
' TO TAKE ACTION
Willing to Co-Operate With the Pow?
ers or Wiil Stop the Boxers
on Her Own Part
(Copvright, lfKiO, by the Associated Press.)
BERL1N, June 9.?The situation ln
China ls here regarded as of the Utmost
importance. The whole Govemment, with
tho Emperor and the Minlster of Foreign
Affalrs, Count von Buelow, look for a
possible rejuvenation of China, ancl cer
tainlv for the e-stablishment of healthy
cominercial conditions there. Germany
is in favor of harmonious joint action by
all the fore-ign powers interested in
China, without permitting any single
power to reap seliish advantages.
Reliable information is to the effect
that Germany, at all events, will vigor?
ously exert herseif with the other powers
to put an end to the present unbearable
situation. She will under no circum
stances permit thc present conditions to
go on. even if thereby susplcion is arouscd
that Germany is seeking selfish aims.
The stunl-offieial Post has published a
rexnarkable article as to Africa. It
recognizes danger for Germany in the
British watchword. "From the Cape to
Cairo." lt adds that a certain number
of Boers will be welcomed in German
Tho Emperor during the coming week
goes to Eiselben in order to attend the
septecentenary of the famous Mansfeld
mines. The Empress will aceompany
him. Thence their Majesties will go to
Hamburg and spend some time there.
Prince Hohenlohe Monday night will
give a garden narty to the members of
ir>.> Reiciistag. Bundesrath and Diet
The Shah of Persia is expected to ar?
rive at Thorn to-morrow on his way to
Commander Beehler, United States
navy. goes ln the middle of July to Paris
to attend the International Congress of
The Emperor and Empress and Crown
. rtnee Frederick William attended to
duv's armv races ln the Hoppegarun.
Their Majestles to-morrow go on board
the vacht Alejandre to Gruenau to at?
tend' tho big yacht races, _ _ i
HALF AND HALF
It is Impossiblefor Them
HELD UNTIL MONDAY
Men on Both Sides Determined Not
to Change Opinion.
TRYING DAY FOR RIDDICK
The Judse Told Jury That if They
Reached a Verdict Any Time Be?
fore "Uiduight Ho Would. Ile
open Court?Six for Ac
quittal and Six for
LWRENCEV3LLE, VA., June 3.?Spe?
eial.?The jury, after having been locked
up four hours, announced that it was im
posslble for them to agree upon a verdict.
Foreman Short stated that men on both
sides had expressed their determination to
.hold out as long as the court should keep
them here. Mr. Davis said that the case
was a very peculiar one, and two weeks
had been consumed in trying it. He
thought the jury should make every pos?
sible endeavor to reach a verdict. The
Court took Uie same view of the matter,
and adjourned the jury until Monday at
Judge Turnbull stated that if the jury
should agree any time before midnight
to-night ho would convene the court and
receive the verdict.
HOW THE JURY STOOD.
The jury stands six for acquiltal on the
ground of insanity, and six for murder
in Uie second degree. It was a trying day,
on Riddick. None of his relatives were
with him. Mr. Poage was too much in
disposed to visit the court-house, and Mr.
Junius Riddick has gone home. The pris?
oner, during the time the jury was out,
spent much of his time in reading the
?Christian Advocate .this being the first
time he has been seen with a newspaper
in his hand since the trial began. He often
glanced toward the door leading to the
When the juryy came in Mr. Goode
spoke to the prisoner through the latter's
There were about fifty persons in the
court-hnuse at 8:35 o'cloek this morning
-when- Commonwealth's ? Attorney Buford
resumed his speech for the prosecution.
in the case of Rev. Roane Riddick. The
prisoner seemed to manlfest more interest
in the proceedings than on any previous
day. He eyed Mr. Buford closely at
times', with an expression of madness
about his eyes. Mr. Buford was in good
voice and his argument was earnest and
forceful. He first took up the different
forms of insanity and then proceeded to
review the testimony. Mr. Buford con
tended that unless it was proven that
Riddick had a delusion that he was com?
missioned of God to kill Dr. Temple, then
the plea of insanity amounted to nothing.
He argued from the evidence that there
was nothing to cohvince any sane mind
that the contention of the Commonwealth ?
was ill-founded. The prosecutor laid
great stress upon the fact that the de?
fense had offered in evidence, a letter
written by Riddick to liis wife one week
before the trial was begun. This was in
troduced in support of the divine-commis
Mr. Buford said as the day of the trial
drew near Riddick realized that his case
was so very weak that he tried to
str.engthen h's defense by writing this
letter. Referring to paranoics, Mr. Bu?
ford said that the two best examples he
had seen in the court-house were Drs.
Hodges and Drewry.
When all the elements in the hyphothc
tical case presented to them were re?
moved except one. they .still regarded the
man crazy. They had a tixed delusion as
to paranoi, which could not be removed
by argument or reason. The Common?
wealth's Attorney argued that Riddick's
cenduct before and after the shooting, his
remarks to Col. Tillman, Mr. Elam. Joe
House and others, and all the circum
stances surrouhding the case, tended to
show eonelusively and beyond a shadow of
a doubt that the prisoner believed his wife
had been insulted, and.he shot Dr. Tem?
ple from a perfectly sane motive.
SOME WISE ADVICE.
He said there was something in this case
that had not been brought out, and that
perhaps never would be known. The at?
torney could not help believing that Rid?
dick shot Dr. Temple because of some wise
advice the physician gave Mrs. Riddick.
Referring to the appearance of the pris?
oner, Mr. Buford said the expression on
Riddick's face convinced him that the ac?
cused would be a bad man to deal with
At 12:30 o'clock the jury not having
agreed, a recess was taken for dinner.
There will bo one of two verdicts, or
a hung jury. The prisoner wlll not be
found guilty of murder in the first de?
gree. This is eoneeded. If the jury can
agree he will be either declared not guil?
ty on account of insanity or sent to the
penitentiary. None of Riddick's rela?
tives were with him in court. Mr. Poage
is confined to his bed. Mr. Saunders
and Colonel Haskins left this morning.
Mr. Buford, while fully convinced that
Riddick deserved the death penalty; did
not insist upon a verdict of murder in the
first degree. He w-as satisfied the jury
would err upon side of mercy, but he
insisted that Riddick be found guilty of
murder in the second degree, with eighteen
years in the penitentiary as the penalty.
To find the accused not guilty on ac?
count of insanity would be an outrage up?
Tbe man would be sent to an insane
asylum and lf not crazy no power could
keep him there. He would be a free man
in a few weeks or months.
If sent to the penitentiary and there
found to be crazy he would be sent to
Mr. Buford closed at 31:20 o'clock. It
was eoneeded that he made a powerful
At 1:53 the jury returned to the court
room, anticipating a discharge from Judge
Turnbull. because they could not arree.
It was expected that they had reached a
conclusion, but Juryman Shcrt stated, in
answer to the Judge's inquiry, that such
was not the, case. Judge Turnbml asked
want the trouble oould be, and, in answer,
was told that the members of the Jury
(Continued on. "Fifth "P&eeH _ _ i
WITH THE BOERS
Artillery JDuel Proceed
ing at Laino's Nek.
A CURT REPLY MADE
To the Proposal ThatThev Surrender
ROBERTS' COflyiUNICATIONS CUt
A Force of Boers, Estimated' to bc
About "TivoThousand,Cnt theTele
<rrapli "Wires ;it Roodeval NortU
of Kroonstadt?Thc Situation
is Ilcijnrued as Serious,
IXGCGO, June 9.?The Boers have re
plied in rather curt terms to General Bul
lcr's proposal, that if they wish to sur?
render it must be unconditionally, and an
artillery d'uel is now proceeding.
.LONDON, June 9.?London is some
what dlsgusted at the "dlsagreeable ae?
tivity" manifested by the Boers in the
Orange River Colony in cutting Lord Rob?
erts'" telegrap'n communlcations at
Roodeval. north of Kroonstadt. There
is no Indication whence came the strong
body of 2,00 Boers that has arrived at
Roodeval, unless it is the force men?
tioned in a recent Boer dispatch as hav?
ing started from Standerton with this
very object ln view.
Apparently the authorities on the spot
regard the "situation at least as tempor
arllv scrious, as they are not only rein
forcing the garrison at Kroonstadt, bct
are sending up troops fmm tho lines of
communicafion in Cape Colony.
Roodeval is a falrly strong position,
thirtv-ilve miles north of Kroonstadt,
capabie of giving General Kelly-Kenny
trouble should' the Federals dispute its
possession. as General Kelly-Kenny can?
not be oyerbiirdlned with cavalry with
which to threatqn the burgher line of
retreat. The nef-'s s'omewhat discounts
.the flatterlng deSuctioris the Brltishers
have been extraefmg from Lord Roberts'
siience, as it infflcates that the menace
of the Boers to carry on a prolonged
guerilla warfare r- no empty threat. and
that president St yn is still canaTile of
creating serious, if only temporary
A Parllamenta'ry ^return issued this
morning shows tfiat thirty-six members
of the House of I ords and twenty-eight
members of the H 'dise of Commons aro
servlng with the EjSSjtish troops in South
Advices from Cape T. wn say the opjn'.on
prevails there that the Boer supplies of
ammunition and food will >aot sufflce to
enabie them to prolbng the struggle ln
the Lydenburg district for more than
Cape Town also anticipates that the
Boers will be seriously harrassed by the
MAYOR VAN WYCK
ON WITNESS STAND'
Had Owned Stock of the American
Ice Companv and Sold it at \
Loss to Himself.
NEW YORK, June S.-Mayjr fan Wyck
was called to the witness chalr to-day
in the procecdings against the Mayor,
the Dock Commissioners and' Cliarles XV.
Morse, president of the American Ice
Company, which were begun some timo
ago before Supreme Court Jusi.iee Gay
nor, In Brooklyn.
These proceedlngs are dcsigned to show
what, if any, connection exists between
certain city otlicials and tha Icc Com?
The Mayor testified that he owned
4,200 shares'of the stock in the American
Ice Company, which he bad obtained
from President Morse, some of it ln ex?
change for stock in the Knickerbocker
Ice Company. of" Maine.
"Did you purehase all this stock sub
sequently to beeoming Mayor of the
city?" Mr. Van Wyck was asked.
"Why did you purehase stoek in the
"Because it was paying 4 per cent. on
common and ti per cent. on preferred
When he made tho purehase he did not
know that the American le* Company
lntended to do business in New York
city. He had paid for his stock with a
?cheek on the Garfield Nationa Bank and
borrowed 75 per cent. ot" the pcrchase
"When you made the purehase it was
agreed that you should borrow from the
"Was there any guarantee to protect
you against loss on that stock?"
"Have you paid back the bank?'
"Are you accustomed to such large
For the money borrowed the Mayor
said he gave four. five :ind six months
notes. He had paid two notes for
$75,000 each, and yesterday paid one cash
note for $50,000. Contlniilng, the Mayor
"The interest on the notes was 6 per
cent, When I made the renewal of the
note* the block -of stock was worth $81,000,
but I sold it yesterday for $6S,00O. The
note called for ?75,000, so I lost $7,000. ' I
took no active interest in the American
Ice Company. I never knew anything
of the management. I never knew that
the American Ice Company was to have
xiiy monopoly of the ice business of the
citv. I never knew they had any leases.
I never knew that the Ice Company stated
to the Stock Exchange that it had a con?
tract for eleven docks ln this city."
President Gelshenen, of the Garfield Na?
tional Bank. testified that no loans were
made to Mayor Van Wyck, but that $50,000
was loaned to President Morse, of the
Ice Company. Mr. Morse testitieeY that
he did not talk with the Mayor about
buying Ice Company stock, ancl that the
company got its dock privileges in the
usual way, from the Dock Commissioner.
The examination of Dock Commissioners
Cram and Murphy disclosed tliat they
owned large bloc-ks of ice company stock
at the time tlie docks were awarded to tbe
j eompany's use," -_^_._
NEAR THE CAPITAL
Twenty Native Cliristians
Killed by Boxers.
All Missionaries HavelBeen Ordered
in for Their Safety,
THE POWERS MUST TAKE ACTION
Imperial Coimirance in tho Boxer
Movement is ConclusiyelyConfined
by an Etliet Denouucins tlio
Ivilling of Some of the Scct.
Tlie Nashville Sent
TIEN TSIN, June 3.?'Ihe Viceroy of
Ruhl has memorialized the Thorne, earn
estly requesting the government to allcr.v
the foreign powers to use the railroad,
pointing out that otherwise serious trouble
Tung Chow, thirteen miles from Pekin,
was burned Friday. Twenty native Chris
tians were killed. The foreigners are safe
at Pekin. It is reported that oil the mis?
sionaries have been ordered in, as the
Boxer movement is spreadins and has
reached Su Chan province.
The Uerman warship Hert has arrived.
All hope has been abandoned of resculng
the hve Belgian engineers and one woman.
REINFORCEMENT FOR KEMPFF
Tiie Nasliville aud Moiiocncy Ordered
WASHINGTON. June 0.? Admiral
Reraey informs the Navy Department
that the gunboat Nasliville. with a force
of marines aboard, left Cavlte, for Taku.
She is a light draught gunboat. of the
same typa as the Helena, ancl it is pre
sumed that she is sent in plaee of the
latter. The Monocacy ut Shanghai has
also been ordered tc join Admiral Kempff
at Taku. It te understood at the Navy
Department that the Nashville was dis
patched to Taku by Admiral Reine'y in
place of the llelena. which was origlnally
selected for that purpose. but was proba?
bly unavailable, or absent from Maniia.
She should be at Taku about the latter
part of next week.
In view of the length of time required
by the Nashville to make the trip to
Taku. it is fr.rtunate that the Navy De?
partment has other reinforcemehtS at
hand in the siiape of vessels at Shanghai.
This force is only about three days dis
tantj from Taku, and only about half the
time would be required for the vessels
at Shanghai to make the trip to Ten
Tsin, that would be consurned by the
Nashville. The Navy Department has
sent lnstruetions to the commander of the
Monocacy at Shanghai to report to Admi?
ral Kempff at Taku. and that vessel .is
already on her way. Though an old sh'p.
the Monocacy is admirabiy a'dapted to this
kind of service, drawing only nine fee: ??:'
water, and carrying a very good second
dry battery. Her personnel is twelve
officers and 346 men. The Castine and
Yorktown also are at Shanghai, and can
be drawn upon, according to Admiral
Remey's dispatch, by Admiral Kempff, if
he wants more men. These vessels are
of 1,000 anj 1.7C0 tons displacement re
spectively, witli batteries about the same
as the Nashville. The Castine personnel
is eleven officers and 342 men: the York
town's, 3-1 officers and 3S1 men.
MUST ACT IN CONCERT.
Xo Hope of Suppressinj* Boxers Unless
the Powers Take Action.
TIEN TSIN, Friday, June S.?In view
of the conclusive conflrmatlpn ot Imperial
connivance in the Boxer movement, fur?
nished by an edict published to-day,
jdenounclng General ?Nleh-Si-Chong for
killing some of the rioters, the strongest
possible action of the Powers, it is
asserted here, can alone remedy the situa?
tion, which has assumed the gravest
The edict is couched in such terms that
it leaves no doubt of the deep sympathy
of the Throne with the 13oxers, who are
described as "good cittzens."
Besides Senouricihg General Nich for
killing the Boxers, the edict orders him to
return with his troops to Loopai. eighty
miles from the scene of the disturbances.
It is claimed here that the'first step of
the Powers for the preservation of foreign
life and property ought to be the assump
tion of control of the railroad to Pekin.
TIEN TSIN, June 9.?It ls said here that
General Nieh Si Chong was officially order?
ed to protect the railroad and disperse the
Boxers without violence, and that he has
been severeiy censured for kiliing over
five hundred of them and burninz three
villa^es. About 1,500 of his troops have
returned to Lupai, and more of them are
returning there. It is said that the anti
forelgn General Tung Fug Siang, of Kan
Su. and General Sung Chin have been or?
dered to disperse the Boxers if thero i*
any further trouble.
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MORE TROOPS SENT.
Tlie French Dispatch Force of 50 Men
Additional to Tien Tsin.
PARIS, June'9.?An official note, just
issued, says: Admiral Courrejoulles, at
Taku has "sent fresh detaehment of i>0 men
to Tien Tsin. A cable dispatch from Tun
Nan Sen, dated Thursday evening, says
the agitation against foreigners Is such
that the Viceroy has announced that he
ls powerless to protect them. The French
Consul at Lang Chow, M. Francois. has
been warned of the situation at Pekin.
and has frone to Tonquin, with all the
agents and missionaries. The French
Consul at Mong-Tse has done the same.
The Chinese government has bepn informed
that it will be held responsfble for the
secur.lty of French eltizens. but if neces?
sary France will protect them.
Rnssian Troops LaiHiing-.
SHANGHAI. June 9.?A dispatch from
Tien Tsin. dated Friday, June Sth. says:
"Five hundred Russian troops are about
to land there. The dispatch adds that
Tung Chow has been burned, but the
missionaries are safe." -
Will Tiike rhierjjet ic Action.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 9.?It is de?
clared here.that tae government ls tirmly
resol'ved, If the dangerous situation ln
China coritlnues, to take immediate ener
?et:c miiitary action to reatcss the anti
t >n 5 i movement. At the same time the
govermment has no intention of di.-iv w
ing ot" the jdtnt action of the powers.
CONGRESSMEN IN YORKTOWN.
They Were Mnch Piease.l With Tlieir
Visit to the IIistoric Place.
YORKTOWN, VA.. June **.?vla LEE
.HALL.?Special.?ESght members of the
Army Appropriation Committee, of which
Mr. Hull is chairman, reached Yorktown
this morning. as the guests of Mr. A. O.
Mauck. They were driven around town
and other places of Interests near by.
and thoroughly inspected the Temple
Farm. They left on the evening tr.iin for
Old Point. much pleased with what they
saw. They were accompanied by Dr.
Wise, representative ot" the Secon.l Dis?
Courtesies were shown the comm:tie?
by J. W. Rogers. R. XV. Shields, Rex-. R.
M. Cook, George L. Smith, XV. E. Gof
figan. Dr S. G Cook. and others. of this
place, ancl J B. C. Spencer. 'Rev. Mr.
Roberts. and Mr. Jones, of Williamsburg,
Tlie Gioucester, Ohio, Mine Explosion
More Disastrous than "Was Ihousht.
GLOCCESTER. O.. June 9.?It is IKXW
believed that eight miners were killed
ln the gas t-xplosion in Shaft No. 2. ne-ar
this city. The bodies are supposed to be
lylng somewhero in the mine. but cannot
be reeovered*. on accoun' of two more
. >::-!. s! ?ns List niuht. Neither can the
names of th-- dead be learned until the
list of workmen has been completely
Fifty men were overcome by after
damp, but are impn>ving.
SIR HENRY IRVIMG'S WELCOME.
Given a Complimentary Dinner at the
LOXDOX. June O.-At the Savoy Hotel
to-night a complimentary dmner was
given to welcome h"me- Sir Henry Irving,
after his American tour. Among tbe two
States Ambassador Joseph Cboa^te, the
Earl of Craven. Bret Hart, Lord Russell
and Anthony Hope.
Sir Henrv was given a tremendous re?
ception when he arose to respond to the
toast to his health. but the features ol
the evening were the speechea made by
Ambassador Choate .md Mark Twain.
ALL ENDORSE BRYAN.
Beckliani Side Won in Fif*ht Krtween
His Followers and Those of Lewis.
LOUISVILLE. KY.. June O.-M-iss
County Conventlons were held in Ken?
tucky to-day to select delegates to the
State Democratic Convention in Loulsvilie,
June 14th, which names delegates to Kan?
sas t'ity. I: is regarded as certain tnat
Senator Blackburn. James B. HcCreary
and L.eiis McQueen will be three of the
.!??:? gates-at-large, but tho vote for the
fourth .inc was sca.tteri.ng to-day.
In Franklin counfy in which is Frank
forr, tiie capital, there was a spiri'?'d
fight between :"? llowers of Governor B-ck
ham and >'? neral Joseph Lewis, candi?
date for Govi rnor, and the Beckham slda
won. A'.l the cpnventidns endorsed Bryan.
SUIT IN EQUITY.
Alexandei- Hofheimer Sued for the
Sum of $400,000.
NORFOLK, VA., June 0?Special.?
Through Attorneys H. J- ilorrls, L<>ya!
and Taylor, T. Frank Bownell, of New
York, trustee for the creditors of Henry
Hofheimer, petitioner in bankruptcy, pro
ceedinga now ,-endng ln the United .-': >b s
Court for the/Southern District of New
York. to-day brought suit in equity
against Alexandei- Hofheimer in the. City
Circuit Court for $-M0,<*0, the same repre
senting tiie cLiims not" the bankrupfs
The suit is brought for the purpose ot
gaining possession of valuab^ property
in the city of Norfolk, and in Norfolk
and Princess Anne counties. which Henry
Hofh-imer is alleged to have cunveyed
to his brother, Alexander Hofheimer for
the purpose of defrauding his creditors.
The property attache.l in the suit is a
house- and lot in this city. 1S0 acrea of
?and in Norfolk county and IS) acres of
land on Little Cre-k, Princess Anne
county, known as the Peters* tract.
The Hambiirgher Tobacco Company, of
this city, a creditor for SUO.-joo. is fight?
ing the d ?-" harge of Henry Hofheimer. in
P. J. Morris, represe-nting the Ham?
biirgher Tobacco Company, has appeared
in the United States Court at New W.rk
ln this case several times. Henry Hof?
heimer was former'y in the wholesale
tobacco business in Norfolk.
Mr. Moses L Hofheimer, of this city.
proprietor of fche Eci nomy Shoe Store,
was seen last night in regard to the
above, and stated th.it he knew the Hof
heimers 'mentioned ther-in. l.ut that they
were of a different family from himself.
TO BOER ENVOYS
W. J. Bryan Called on bv the
Audience and Made an Impas
sioned Speeeh of Svmpathv.
of the Orange
Committi e, w
T. J. M iii me;
As Mr. W- -
accord the -^
.1:1.1 let out a 1
\V. J. Dr:
!! .'" 3]
>r several minutes, oeiure ?."?; "?=
WacJc-bearded man could be heard
-You do not hear me trutn about u:-..
he said. "for England has ali th??? ?
and thus holds the e ir ol the wo M.
Mr. Wessels then spoke along tbe same
line ot previous speehes and Interviews^
CU-s were heard for Bryan and he BnaHy
responded in .ari lmpassioned speeeh.
MILWAIJKEE. WIS.. June :'. -An au?
dience nf full 4.000 greeted Abraham Fish*
Fischr-re. the South African env y. at the
Exposition building to-day. Mayor Rose.
on behalt of the city, weicomed the envoy
During his remarks, Mayor Rose said
that the nations of the earth should in?
terfere and see that right prevails. which
remark brought forth tremendous ap?
Resolutions were adopted denouncing
Uie programme of annibilation of the Boer
Republlcs by Great Britain. and extend
ing sympathy to the Boer emmissarles.
H!S SON'S DEATH
Struck His Slayer on the
Head With a Rock.
THE BLOW NOT FATAL
Mr. William H. Snow Rendered Un
conscious, But Recovered.
MOTORMAN FEARFULLY INJURED
"Was Leaniu<r From the Platform ?f
tlie Car When His Head SfrucK ?
Poteon Side oC tbe Track? Ue is
Still Unconschms and it is
Feared His Skull is
LYN't'rii'.UK,:-, va., Jnne 3.?SpecUl.?
About two years j ,-> a young man named
McVeigh, son of .Mr. T. K. McVeigh. wa*
shot and killed by Mr. William S. Snow,
Jr. 1p. the trial Snow w is actmitted oa
the ground that he had sn.it in. seU-ae
fence. This morning at about 11 o'clock
Snow and the elder "MeVeigb met ln ona
of the warehouse lots of the city, and 11c
Veigh picking up a rock struck Snow a
hard blow on the head back ot the eat:
Snow was rendered unconscious*. but later
recovered. His injuries are not serl ma
A warrant has been Issued tor Mr. Me
Ve"gh*S arrest, anil tae police are now
trying to discover his whereabouts: It b
anderstood that McVeigh claims that Snow
shoved against him, but Snow claims that
he did not provoke HeVelgh ln any way.
.Mi.TuR.MAX INJ l" REDi
Mr. William Preble; .1 motorraan of the
Lynchburg Electric Railway and Light
Company, was fearfully Injured here this
morning while on his car. Hearrng a
a ?lse that led him to belfeve tbat some?
thing waa the matter ,\ b one of the car
wheels. he teaned over t 1 one side ta an
effort so loeate tn<- trouble As he did so
his head came violently in contact with a.
pole on. the side Of the track, and he -was
thrown to the platform of his car insensi
He is still unconscioirs, and it is feared
th tt his skull has b.> a fir-ictured.
CUT THE TELEGRAPH.
Body of Boers ti.OOO Strong North o
LCVXDOsN", June !k?General Forestler
W.ilker cables tj the War Office Orom
Caoe Town, uiuier date oi June 3, as fol?
"Keily-Kenny, at Bloemfontein. reports
that Ihe telegraph has been cut at Rjode
v'.'. north of Sroonstadt, by 3 body of
Boers. estimated to be -???? strong-, with
six tieid guns. He is sending str :,_,- rem>
forcements :?> Kr ? ita lt, u I r am rein
forcing from Cane Colony. I hope the i:i
terruption will be oniy temporary."
Must be CncondlifottaE.
LONDON, June :>. ? A speeial dispatch
from Durban, Natal. says the Boers at
Laings Nek. after an action foujrht
Thursday. June 7th. offers to surrender
conditlonally, bnt General Buller replied
that their snrrender must be uneondi
Boer Ofii?-i-?l at Lonrenzo Marques.
L.OCRBNZO MARQCES, June f>.?Plet
Grobler, the Transvaal Cnder Seeretan
of State for Foreign Affairs. has arrived
WASinNGTON, June 9.?General .\U
Arthur his cabied the folowftig report oi
the capture oi (Jcnur.i! Piiir:
-MiP.iia. June 0. ! - ? >.
"Native poiiee captured Insurgent-Gene
ral Pio Del I'iiar this morning Be * h
f >nnd lurking ln the neighborhood oi* San
General Sehwart's estimat<
ance of the news is con
?The capture or- General
cahte i ;.y i Seneral M i rArtl
rc-n ird.-3 .'..^ one ol the mosi
compromlsing ??:' the native chleftams. Ha
succeede.i :n withdrawtag his troops to tha
mountains -i::-i eludtag the several
columns that wi -.it oui to destroy him.
I: was difflcult to ;-.- i tra :? ol his move
ments and he freuently was reported as
being at a number ot places at the same
r:m.-. Tbat his capture has b.-r-n effecteil
by the native poiiee of Maniia, a body
numbering some four hundred evtdencea
afresfr, the fldelity of these men to tha
Condition ot* Hajwood Ware.
'i'ij.-r.- w.i.- little ciiange- ln tho condi?
tion of Havwoi'.d War.-. the youtb who
w..s hit '>ri the head with a stone ?<n Bar?
ton Heights last Wednesday night, yes??
terday and lasi oiatht ih-. how.-v.-r. rest?
ed quietij through the earUer part of the
Ghren Sjt iUont&sT.
Ff'F.PF.RK'KSRI'f'.G. VA.. Jw 0? Hpe
cfaL?Robert Parker, charged with mail
clotjs trespass on preinfees of Prof", S. W.
Somervllle, was this evening sentenced to
S X montba i:: j ill
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
_Mr. Cardwell rendera imoortant de
Captain Lamb addresses day Ward
_Richmond College commencement ex
ercises i?-'^a;i to-uay.
?Jackson Ward case comes up to
? itiehmond Cricket Cluo wtns from
?New baseball schedule.
-Jur>" ta RWdfek case reached n?
trreement, and court adjourned till Mon
uay to await their deoberations.
?Miss Turtfcr contradleted all the state
ments -.f GOllgan. Made a good impres
\- old feud renewed in Lynchburg.
?Motorman badly Injured by striking
his head against a. post.
?Van Wyek on witness-stand.
?Rouatag welcome given Boer envoya
in Omaha and Mltwaukee. w. J. Bryan
m.?>!?-? an impussioued speech at former
?Buller battling with Boers at Laings
*? lhey make a curt reply to proposal
for uncomlitlona! surrender.
-Koherts" telegraph commanleauon cut
north of Kroonstad. by large Corca of
Boe'.'s. .... ,
?Situation ln China grows more and
l rrtore- serious.