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Thursday: fresh easterly wlnds.
North Carolina?Showers ' Wednesday
and Thursday; fresh to brisk westcrly
VOL.Uo. NO. 105.
.RICHMOND VA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 13. 1900.
.PKICE TWO CENTS.
READ IN COURT
Fuil of Tender Love and
Implores Giliigan Not to Kill Him?
SHE TRIES TO ELEVATE HIM
Hc Had Kvideutly Threatened to Go
Away lor Good, and She lie^s Hini
Not lo Go, but to Stay and Lead
an U_>ri<;ht Lil'c ? Judge
Liinton itcads the Mis
sivesto the Jury.
ISLE OF WIGHT, C. II. VA., June 12.?
-jpeciaL?After so much has been said ana
iprinted about the love letters in the Gilli?
gan trial, they were read in court this
_ftemobn without cxeating much sensa
liou. Tiie letters as a whole aru beautifully
composed. They ttll of a tender love and
mingk-d with expressions of admiration,
ure. religious sentiments which refer to the
fctary of Divine love. Miss Turner loved
Gilligan and sou'ght tc> elevate him. The
-ctiors art: iudicaXive of a tender young
Kirl's passion. They foliow this article.
Because of the absence of Coni
fct_~L Frank O li. rry, w,.osc testimony was
jicc-JVd tor tiie- introduction of tiie love
letters as evidence, there was a long delay
;:i the ui!ii,--.::i trial to-day and much less
tiiaii tlie usual amount of businc-ss was
There was a small yuarj on duty about
the jail last night, but there was no de
monstration of any kinJ. There is no.
UkelihOOd ol" any. Dr. Turner, Miss isa
bei's cousin -nd champion, said to-day
that he felt greatly relieved since the tes?
timony 01" the experts had been given
_:.d .-!:.?.<. tlie papers had published to the
-world the. vindication of Miss Turner's
honor. He said his work in the a.-c was
Miss Isabel is a member of h:s family
and bears his name. He thought no one
could bardly realize his position. when her
chdrueter had been Impea rhed and when it
had been given to the world
Dr. Turner says he r. .-:? ?? I itter last
night than for a long time. When court
was opened. Judge Atkinson announced
that he had letters for some of the jurors.
The mail was delivered to the jury -with
ihe admonttion that if mere was anything
aboiit tbe cas< to hand them back.
3_r- Drew Ci ? ker, a lady of small
..',...'.". ' -v ... stai .; witness.
She lived 3b Isle of WIght c nmty about
n 'ourth of a mile from the deceased. i?ne
saw Gilligan the night of the kllllng. Ue
came to ber home just before sunset.
Nirk said h ha I se< n ls ib ?; Uir< ? Ui .?
at the wharf. at the Christmas-tree . nd at
the castle. , ,
Nick, after talkins a while, asked C rock
er for a loan of his gun to go huntin_.
He wanted to hunt "possums" and squir
rels. Nick said again: '"Drew, I'm not
j fcJng, I want your gun."
Gilligan persisted, but Crocker declined
ta lend the gun. Gilligan took down tne
gun. Crocker said: "Put my gun back. ?
Gilligan siill claimed be wanted the gun,
but put it back.
Nick asked Crocker to go away with
tiim. and, being met by a r< tusal, witness
little boy offer. d I i g >?
Nick meant i- g i U Mitcheil"-, which is j
-urther away from ihe Turner home.
DREW HIS BOTTLE.
Witness stated it was Christmas time,
and told Nick to draw his bottle. They
look a small drlnk.
Witness said her husband drank occa
sionally, but was not drunk all tlie fall.
She said counsel asked her too many quc-s
She came to tell about the gun.
Dr. AV. D. Turner was recalled and said
it was forty-seven feet from the gate to
the Indentation made by the lamp rest
lng in the snow.
He had measured the distance. lt was
137 feet from the gate to where tbe bjdy
Judi;o JLnton cross-questioned witness.
toncluding the examinadon of Dr.. Turner.
Colonel Boykin announced for tho Com
monweaith, that its case bere rested.
Constable Frank p'Berry was called to
Introduce the letters and was found to
be abs? nt.
Judt;-- 11lui-.n asked thai a rule be issued
for O'LVrry and court adjourned to await
his coming, as his testimony was alleged
to bc material.
lt was agreed to by the prosecution that
certJned copies of the letters could be
read in the place of the original manu
O'Berry was seemingly hard to get, and
at 1 o'clock he was not yet on the ground
?nd court adjourned to await his coming.
Court was convened after dinner at 2:50
o'clock. The- jury was polled about five
minutes later. The erowd had a long wait
since M:30 o'clock. and they were anx
lous fer somethlng to bappen Frank
O'Berry ?'-'1-- called. Judge Atkinson
asked him for an excuse for delaying the
court sb long. Hc saM he had important
'? usiness ar.d could not well be here ear
Tfae court ordered a fine of $10 imposed.
W<tnese said he got the letters from Mr.
Weed : who' took them from a bureau
flraWer ir. CxiUlgan'S room. They were
lov.-I.tt'is. ti-d up in a package. and
with tho letters there was a small photo
gTiph of Miss Isabel Turner.
Ir- reply to a question as to his author
ity for taking the letters, witness thought
hn had :i right to take anything ln the
way of evidence.
Judg. TI::it r. asked how many letters
Ihrr were. Pxcluslve of notes.
Witness said there v.-re thirty letters
ar.d notes oombined: he did .r.ot know
bow many were letters and how many
"were notes. The letters had been
counted in the presence of James Gilli?
gan, a brother of the prisoner, and Mr.
Witness further declared the package
had been taken to his home and locked
WItnees had a letter from State's At?
torney Boykin. in which it was said tho
writer heard witness had been exhibitlng
tbe letters, and asking that they be sent
to him at once. Witness took the letters
to Smithfield and delivered them to Col. j
Witness, ln reply ;o a que.tion, stated |
that ho had shown a fow of the Ietters
j to Sheriff Edwards, of Surry county.
The prisoner's brother wanted the pack?
age. hut witness thought the Common
wealth's Attorney t'ne proper custodian.
O'Berry said he did not read the ietters
through. He glanced over .theni. and
looked to see what was signed at the
bottom. He was shown the original man
uscript. and said he thought the bunch
was the same that he had delivered to
Col. Boykin. Hc said the picture was the
same, and was Miss Isabel Turncr's.
A JUROR ILL.
Coi. R. E. Boykin was put on the stand
and asked to identify the Ietters. Before
he couid answer tlic query it -vas an_
nounced that a juror was 111.
All were taken out. and Mr. Wilkinson,
who was 111. was taken to a room In the
hotel. A doctor was called to prescr.pe
ior him In the sherifCs presence.
The jury was brought hack when the
sick member igot better. Colonel 33oykin
was que.tior.fd rcgarding tiie Ietters, and
told of his writing to O'Berry, his seeuring
tiie -ietters, his careful custodianship, and
his delivery of them to Mr. Holland and
Mr. Edwards for the purpose of having
them copied. He identified the Ietters posi
tlvely, but snid he never counted them.
There were some of them worn and seem
AVIlliam S. Holland was sworn. Ile tes
tifled abcut receiving the Ietters and about
having them copied by a stenographcr.
Hc was. certain tbat the copies were ae
curate. but all of them had not been
proven. They had confidence that the ste
nopraphcr would make a true copy.
The Ietters had been given to Clerk N.
F. Young by order of the Court.
THE LETTER3 READ.
Judge Hinton read the 'Ietters to the
jury. He said lie wanted to prove that
tiiese young people were sweethearts.
But he wanted to state for the forty-flfth
time tliat if there was a sentence in the
Ietters that impressed the jury as wrong,
the Gawyers did not want the jury to
put any immora! inter-pretation on any
word. Judge HSnton said: "We don't be?
iieve there was anythlng wrong; my as
sociates don't beiieve there w:is anythlng
wrong. and G'-lligan does not."
He wanted it understood that no one
questloned Miss Isahel's character.
As Judge Hinton began reading the Iet?
ters, tiie Court interrupteo" him, and ask?
ed the prosecutkw if there were any ob
jection to the reading of the Ietters.
There was none, and the Ietters were
?read by tne Judge in a clear, well-modu
lated voice, with oceasional emphasis.
The jury paid close attention to the
reading. As Giliigan heard he rested his
left arm on the table, with his face
against a handkerehief in his hand. His
position sometJmes changed.
The court-room was packed, and most
of the wjndows were full of people. The
audiencc kept quiet.
THE LETTEES CLAIMED.
John Ep-?-_ was sworn. He was at Mr.
Weed's when the Ietters were ~otten.
Witni ss was with Jim Giliigan and Frank
O'Berry when the Ietters were counted.
He said there were tiiirty envelopes. Tbe
lotters wero not taken out of the en
J. Giliigan bad demanded the Ietters
from Mr. O'Berry, but did not get ?them.
Witness did not know that he was going
to see the ietters counted, nor why Jim
Giiligan was going except 'to secure Ihe
Witness thought the envelopes were
white in color and of uniform size.
Jim Gilliean did not claim Ietters for
Nlck. hut for himself.
Judge Hinton wanted Eppes excused to
att( n i to farm work. Mr. Holland thought
it migtit cause delay. He would have to
take chances of paying a. fine. Tae wit?
ness was not excused.
A WINK QF THE EYE.
James Wairen Savage was put on the
stand. He lived at Fcrgusson's Wharf
with Mr. W. P. Wilson, and was employed
as a ek-rk. He attended an eiitertainment
at Bay Viev.- M uiday in the Caristmas.
Witness saw Miss Turner and Giili-an
there. He said he saw Miss Turner turn
around and smile at Giliigan and whik her
(Continued'on Seventh Page.)
The Chicago Platform is Also Ap
proved?Mr, Bryan to Meet Chair?
man Jones in Chica_,o.
MILWAUKEE, June 12.-Bryan senti
ment pervaded the Democratic State Con?
vention held to-day to elect four deiegates
at-large and the ratification of four dis?
trict delegates to Kansas City.
The indications point to the re-ek-ction
of Edward C. Wall.
The Committee on Resolutions decided
upon a platform endc.rsing the Chicago
platform of 3S9C; eulogizing W. J. Bryan;
denouncing the Republican party: demand
In'g a reduotion in the internal revenue
tax, and opposing trusts.
BRYAN AND JONES.
They Will Meet iu Chicano and Go On
a Kishinjr Trip.
LINCOLN, NEB.. June 32.?W. J. Bryan,
with Mrs. Bryan and their children, left
this evening for Chicago. At that place
to-morrow, Mr. Bryan will be joined by
Senator Jones, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee and Colonel M. C.
Wetmore, of St. Louis, and the three will
go to Wisconsin on a fishing trip.
Charles A. Towne is expeeted to join
them in Chicago, but Mr. Bryan disclaims
any knowledge of u prospective conference
on tho Vice-Presidency.
Mr. Bryan expects to remain at the fish?
ing resort until after the Republican
Tho Split iu Convention Was Not
ARDMORE. I. T., June 32.?Indian Ter?
ritory will send contesting delegati.ns
to the Democratic National Convention.
Tho Territorlal Convention. which yes
?tcrday split into rival factioris becaase
of the bitter fight between J. Wolverton
and Thomas McCrum. both candidates for
?National COmmdtteenian, continued to
day as two conventions, and both named
delegatt-s to the Kansas City Convention.
There was bitter feeling on both sides,
aud street lights were numerous.
Killed in the Harness,
WOODSTOCK. VA.. June l_.~Special.?
Durins a heavy thunder-storm on Friday
lisrhtnlng struck and killed a horse be
longlng to Milton Rideriour. of Powell's
Fort. Mr. RIdenour was driving down
the mountain. and the horse fell dead in
the harness. One oi the oeeupants oi the
vehicle was slUthUy stunned by the
Encounter anci Route a
Large Body of Fanatics.
MAKE SLOW PROGRESS
The Railroad is Badlv Damaged, Re
tardine- the March Greatlv.
RUSSIANS READY TO LAND.
Tlie EiifilishThink Kussiaand France
Have Ulterior Aiius?Japan Has
Ordered Four More War
Ships to Taku, and lias
4,000 fllen Under
LONDON, June. 12.?4:42 A. M.?Sixteen
British marines, reeonnoitering in advance
of the International column marching' to
Pekin, fbught and ehased 2,000 Boxers
Monday, kiliing twenty or thirty. A cor
respondent accompanying the column, in
a dispatch dated Tien Tsin, June 12th, via
Shang'hai, June lotti, G:13 A. M-, says:
"While tiie working parties, aceompa
nifed by a patrol of sixteen British ma?
rines, cornmanded by^Major Johnson, wei-e
repairing the line Monday afternoon,
eighft miles beyond Lofa, they e'nequn'tered
small parties of Boxers, wiio were Ue
stroying the line. The Boxers moved away
from the advanced niualiies und appareatly
dispersed into the eountry, leaving the
rails moved and the sleepers burning.
"The marines, wtieri two miles in advance
of the train, neur Lang Fang, suddenly
perceived Boxers sitreaimlng ifrom a village
ott their left. lt was estimated that they
numbeivd 2,000, some of them being niouut
ed, and they ware trying xo get between
the marines and the tralin. Most of them
were arrnccl with Sjiears and swords. A
few had fire-arms, which they handled
?'The marines retreated, keeping up a
running iigtit for over a mile, and kiliing
between twenty and thirty Boxers.
The Boxers pursued the British for
some distance. Then seeing more marines
from Uie train coming to their assistance,
Major Johnsou's sixteen halted and- poured
a heavy, continuuus fire into tlie crowd,
driving them across Uie frint of the re
inforcing Blue Jackets, who punished the
Boxers severely with Maxims.
"The Boxers fled, aud the Europeans,
folluwiiig up their success, cleared out
.wo vilages.The total loss of the Boxers
is estiniated at 40 killed and wounded.
Seven of their wounded were attended by
British surgeons. Tne British loss was
"Unless their loss causes the Boxers
to 'lose heart, the international column will
have 'much trouble before it reaches Pekin.
The railway is so damaged that the col?
umn covered only thirty-four miles Sat?
urday, and there is much reason to fear
that the road beyond is znore badly dam?
"Evidences of General Nieh'-s operations
were found in lieadless bodies. The whole
countiry presented a desolate aspect, en?
tire villages having ben deserted.
"The expedition numbers 2,044, as fol?
lows: British, 915; German, 250; Russian,
300; French, 12S; American, 104; Japanese,
52; Italian, -iO, an'd Ausfcrians, 25.
According to the dispatch from Tien Tsin
it is understood there that the Foreign
Ministers will ir.sist. as soon as fresh
bayonets arrive at Pekin, upon the re
moval of the anti-foreign adyisers of the
Empress, and upon the substitution for
them of councillors friendly to western
RTJSSIANS READY TO LAND.
The English at Shanghai are afraid that
Great Britain has been deceiyed, and thnt
the whole business wil] have to be gone
through again. Kussians' aims, tnc-y
argue, are.not understood, and Russia and
France are apparently not working in the
?same spirit as th other Powers. Five
thousand Russians are ready to land at
A telegram from Yokohama, dated
Tuesday evening, says that the Japanese
Government has ordered four more war
ships to proceed to Taku, and 4,000 men
of all arms are under orders to be in im
mediate readiness for embarkation. Tlie
dispatch says the Japanese Governm-'-nt
"trusts the powers will not misconstrue
this action." The Jananese press is
urjdng vi^orou's methods.
? The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times, telegruphing Tuesday, says:
"The Japanese Minister is pressing for
recognition of a Japanese sphere of in
fluence to include Che Kiang, Fo Kien
and Kiang Si provinces."
The Hong Kong correspondent of the
Times. wiring yesterday, says:
"Tho Admiralty have engaged a trans
?port to tako 900 troops to Tang Kung. The
sailing date has not been tlxed."
The only bit of informaTion which the
British War Ofiiee has made pubiic re
garding the siruatlon since it became im?
portant, was that the summer residence
of the British Minister ait Pekin, Sir Ciaude
MacDonald, had been burn?d.
Orders for arms from China has been
placed with a Birmingham firm, but
whether from the Chinese government or
the Boxers, is not known.
WILL HOLD ALOOF.
Arnericans Are to Be Protected, but
We'Will lilnter No Pplitic.il Selieim-s
WASHINGTON, June 12.?The Cabinet
meeting to-day was devoted largely to a
discussion of the Chinese sltuation. Sec?
retary Hay Iaid before the Cabinet dis
patches from the Cqnsular of China,
which indicated that the situation is very
critical. The stfcps that have been taken
to reinforce Admiral Kempff were;> gone
over. and it was decided to stand by the
policy which had been entered upon of
pushing measures for the iirotection of
the iives and property of American citi?
zens and of aeting independently as far as
possible. It may be that in the accom
plishment of this resuit the forces of the
Powers will have to act in union for the
proteetion of al! foreign residents in the
districts disturbed. but this is to be the
extent of the American activity. it is to
be coniined solely to the proteetion and
safeguarding of our own interests anfl
those of our citizens. The ChiSese gov?
ernment will be looked to under the gene?
ral laws of the comity of nations, to re
store order and to make such reparation
as is proper. From all poiitical sehemes
in which any of the Powers may fteeome
involved the United States is to hold aloof. j
' This is the general policy heretofore out
lined, and it will be adhered to.
The Nuvy Department has cabled di?
rectiy to Rear-Admlral Kempff. at Taku,
to inform him that marine reinforcements
have been ordered to him from Manila.
Thus the Admiral will be in a position to
act with greater freedom in sending relief
expeditions to Pekin and elsewhore, know
in?- that he will soon be able to replace
the marines dlverted from Taku.
ASK FOR CRUISER.
Tbe Consul at Chii'i Kianjr Apprebon
sive ot' Boxers.
WASHINGTON, June 12.?The follow?
ing dispatch was received at the State
"CHING KIANG. June 12.?Secretary
of State.?Large number natives organized
?=ecretly halted her. People very ap
prehenslve. No protection. AVant
Mr. Martin is the United States Consul
at Chin Kiang.
This is the lirst news received here to
indieate the spread of the Boxir agita
tion in that section of China. Chln
Kiang is one of the most :rr.portar?t
treaty ports in China. lt ls located on
the Yang Tse Kiang, a little over cne
hundred miles above the point where
the Wo Sung enters, and is about 12o
miles from Shangbai. At the latter port
the United States gu.nbo.at Yorkrown und
Castlne are now lying undergoing re
pairs. There is an intimation at tbe
State Department that the Consul a.
Chin Kiang lias exaggera:ed t::e danger
of the situation. and the mere ha.thiS
near the town of a nutimber o. Boxers
is not evidence that they aavo an;.- hos
tile intentions against tbjj American con
sulate. No vessel has yet been cidereu
to that point.
MORE BRITISH LAND.
Tbe Boxers, ?,000 Stron<r, Attack
Catholic Convciit at Pao Ting: Fcc.
TIEN TS1N. June 12.?One hundred and
sixty-three British landed lust evening.
An additiqnal twenty British have been
sent to Fong Shan.
This morning a special train left Tien
Tsin for Yang Tsun to bring General Nieli
to consult with the Viceroy.
Teiegraphhic communication with Pekin
is still interrupted.
The Russian warships Petropaulovski
and Komiloif atre at Taku ibar, and the
Russian torpedo boats "103" and "107" are
ln the river Taku. Wanit of transport
prevents the Russians from landlng troops.
Tiie Russians are very active here to-day.
It is rumored that General Fung i-'ah
Siang, with many thousand troops, is at
The 'latest news from Pao Ting Fu is
that the Boxers, six thousand strong, are
attacking the Catholic convent there. The
situation is critical and the ollieials are
Tho United States warships Nashvllle
and Monocacy aro expected at Taku.
EFFECT OF THE UPRISING.
Former Consul at Xieii-Tsiii Thinks It
Will L'ndo All Blis-ioimry Work.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 11.?E. T. SheP
hard, for eight years American Consul at
Tien Tsin, and who was .present durfng
the massacre of Christians in 1S75, said
to-day that in his oplnion the present sit?
uation in China is more grave for Chris
tianity than any previous crisis. He said:
"The uprising of the Boxers means the
destruction of all that has been aecom
plished by the Christian Church in China
for the past sixty years. In fact, it means
more. During those long years the mls
sionaries have done much in pianting the
seed for civilization. and they have made
many converts. The latter are being
slaughtered by hundreds by the Boxers.
As a r?:sult of this massacre the Chinese
will abandon all Christian beliefs, and it
wili perhaps take half a century to again
win them back into the_ Christian
Churches. The Chinese are a very timid
peopie, ana wnen tney reauze tnat ;t
strong- party is gaining influence and
power, they rush like children to it.
Chancellor of Jnpanejso Liegatiou
Killed by Body Guard bf Empress.
LONDON, June 13.?Tho Times in an
extra edition publishes the following dis?
patch from Pekin, dated June 12.-2:30 P.
"The Chancellor of the Japanese
Legiation, Sugiyama Akira, while proceed
ing alprie and unprotected on ollicial duty.
was brutally murdered by soidiers of Tung
Fuh Siang, the favorite body-guard of the
Empress, at Manigate (?) Railway station
The foreign re-inforcement aro daily ex?
pected. The present isolated position of
Pekin, the destruction of foreign property
ln the country and the insecurity of life
are directiy attributable to the treachery
of tha Chinese Government."
CHAIILOTTKSVILLE, A'A., June 12.?
Special.?Mr. William M. Rodgers, o? this
placo was instantly killed on yesterday, by
falling down a shaft at Bentleyville, Pa.
His body reached here this morning where
ho has a wife and four children. '
The Kummassie Relief Column
SufFers a Reverse With
ACCRA GOLD COAST, Jur.c 12.?Tho
reports have been received here of an?
other serious reverse to the relief col?
umn under Colonel Carter and Major AVil
klnson, a day's march north of tho Prah.
There were heavy casualties. The latest
rumors report a further disaster to a d'e
tachment'on the north bank of the Frah,
which is now flooded and where the
Asbantis were found -trorgly en
Colonel Willcock's advance has been
delayed by rains which have destroyed
the bridges on the Prah Su Road.
The continued absence of news from
Kumassie tends to confirm the pessi
mistic views as to the safety of the Gov?
ernor and his staff. The coast towns are
aprehehsive of their own safety.
The British gunboat Mag Pie, stationed
at Accra, is the sole protection for the
Owing to the difiiculty encountered ln
.procuring carriers, the enforcement of a
labor ordinance is threatened. but such
a step is considered unadvisable in view
of the present temper of the inhabitants
and the unprotected condition of the
The general oplnion is that the present
force is inadequate to cope w'th the situ
-jt!r? nrjf) th- inppi govem?i^-r apparent?
ly fails to recognize its gravity.
LAINGS NEK HAS
Boers Leave That Posi?
tion and Majiiba.
BRITISH PASS OVER.
General Clery Marching Over the
Nek From Ingogo.
KELLY-KENNY IS SUCCESSFUL.
He Reports in a Dispatch Dated Blocm
1'oii.ein Having Deleated the
Boers Near Koodeval?Gen.
Methucn at Last Accouut
Was Engaged in Battlo
LONDON, June 12.-9:12 P. M.?The War
Office has issued the following:
"Buller to the Secretary of War:
"Joubert's Farm, June 12.?5:05 P. M.?
Encamped fcur miles north of Yolksrust.
Laing's Nek and Majuba were completely
evacuated by the Boers last night. Gen?
eral Clery, from Ingogo. is now coming
over the Nek. I have had to camp here
for want of water. A correct list of yes
terday's casualitles will be sent as s8ou
Dispatch from Kelly-I-cmiy Dated
LONDON, June 13-6:32 P. M.-The
War Otlice has received the following dis?
patch from General Kelly-Kenny:
"BLOE-dFONTEIN, June 12. ? Our
troops from, the North are at Honlng
spruit (south of Roddeval, where the
Boers cut the British lines of con___uni_
catlon), having defeated the enemy. They
will be at America Siding to-morrow at
S A. M.
"General Knox moves out froin Kroon
stadt to intercept the enemy.
"Fuher particulars later."
A comparison of General Kelly-Kenny s
dispatch with the maps available, show
ing apparently that the Britlsn hne ot
communicatlons cut by the Boers has
been restored by the movement of troops
from the north toward' Honingspruit, to
reach which place they would have to
pass through Koodeval if they fodowed
?the railroad. The fact taat General
Kelly-Kenny says Knox will move out
from Kroonstradt to "intercept the
enemy" would seem to demonstrate that
the Boers are retreatlng before the
northern British force, and that troops
from Kroonstadt, south ot Honingspruit,
have been sent to intercept them if possi?
Succceds in Drivius the Boers Out of
LONDON, June 12?10:10 A. M.?The War
Office po.-ts tho following dispatch from
Geni ra! Buller:
'?HEADQUARTERS IN NATAL, June
11.?We forced Almond's Nek to-day. It
is not marked on the map. but is tlie last
defile to Charleston Fiats. The enemy
wero in considerable force with several
guns in position. The brunt of the fight?
ing fell upon the Second Dorsets. who car?
ried the position at the point of the bayo
net, and the Third Cavalry Brigade, who
were heavily attacked on our right from
very broken cauntry round Iketini moun?
tain. I hope our casualties are less than
100, which, considering the extreme length
of the position, is much less than I expect
"The whole attack was directcd by Ilild
yard, whose dispositions were extremely
good. The artillery, Tenth Brisade and
Third Cavalry Brigade did most of the
No Communicatioii AVith Him Since
LONDON. June 12?5:25 P. M.?The fol?
lowing dispatch has been. received at the
War Office from General Forestter-Wal
ker, in command of the lines of corarau
nication in South Afrca:
"CAPE TOWN, June 12.?The following
is from Kelly-Kenny:
" 'June 11th?No communication from
Methuen since June 7th. He was fight?
ing June 0th to tlie north of "Vetchkop.
Steyri is near Reitz.
" "The British prisoners sent to Vrcde
uro well treated.'
FELL EIGHTY-FIVE FEET.
Nine Men Dropped Into the Iliver by
Par.fns of Cable.
TALLAIIASSEE. ALA., June 12.?While
nine men in a basket cable lino suspended
elghty-five feet above the Tallapoosa river
at this place were crossing the river yes?
terday afternoon, one of the cables broke
and the men fell into the river below.
* One -was killed and two are reported un?
able to live. Ail the others received
THE GERMAN NAVY.
Tho Bill for Its Increase Passed by
BERLIN. June 12.?The Iteichstag to
day passed the navy bills.
General Grant Foughc Four Hours
MANILA, June 12.?General Grant. who
led reinforcements with artillery against
the lnsurgents in the mountains east of
Samiguet, reports the capture of the
stronghold after four hours' fighting.
The insurgenus were scattered, the
Americans pursuing them.
General Grant's column had no cas?
PRESIDENT 0F CHILI ILL.
His Death Is Now Only a Question of
WASHINGTON, June 12.?The State
fDepartment received the following dis?
patch this morning from United Siates
Minister Wilson, at Santiago, Chili, dated
"President Erra_un_ had third and dan?
gerous attack of paralysLs yesterday;
death simply a question of time. - All
executive functiops transformed to Prime
Minister Aibetio, as provided by Consti?
.MacAi-tiiur Reports Takinj- Two Fili?
pino Getierals Prisoners.
WASHINGTON. June 12.?General Mac
Arthur. at Manila. cabled the AVar De?
partment to-day as follows:
""Report capture Generals Ilizon, near
Mexico, and Cavestany, at Alcala, both
important, latter very important leader
of Guerillas, in Pagasinan^i>rovince, Lu
General Corbin attaches considerable
importance to these captures. Iri bs
opinion they indieate that the principal
leaders of the insurection are abaudonint
VIRGINIA ODD FELLOWS
Union Veterans Meet in Phoebus?
NEWPORT NEWS ?\'A.. June 12 ?
Special.?The annuai Grsf.id Encampment
of tbe Odd-Fellows of A'irginia began hi re
this morning. There are about iitty dele?
gates present. including the State officers.
line thirtv-nine encampments of the State
were all reoresented. The Grand Patrl
arch. Dr. Geo. re V. Vogel, of Roanoke.
opened the encampment at 10 o'clock. He
made an eneourairing report. showing the
progress of the order for the pa.'t year.
'I ne various committees were then ap?
pointed for the coming year. At 11:30
o'clock the encampment adjourned and
visited the shin-vard. going through all of
the derjartments and in-pecting the ships
The fourteentb annuai encampment o?
the Marvland Division of the Sons of
Union Veterans. embracing Maryland,
Vireinia. Delaware anci District of Co?
lumbla. Is being held in Phoebus, a small
but enthusiastic attendance being present.
To-nignt the- camp was tendered a sail by
J..lm A. Lotran Camp. of Phoebus. Offi?
cers will be elected to-morrow, and then
the encampment will be brought to a close
Friday with a bamiuet.
The Ladies' Auxiiiary of this division
was in session to-day, electlng the t'ollow
inst officers: President, Mrs. Estella Van
Norsal. ot Washington; Ylce-Presfdent,
Mrs. Emma E. Sayles, of AVashington;
members of the Dlvlsit-n Committee. Mrs.
E. II. R- Davis and Mrs. Mamie P. Dor
sev. of Washington; Division Inspector,
Mrs. Emma Craig. ot Wilmlngton, Del.
Three other offlces to be tilleu in \\ ash
ina-ton next week.
The encampment selected Staunton as
the next meeting place. and the second
Tuesdav in June as tho date.
Miss Alice Boyd Johnson Bride ot"
David Li. Williams.
ROANOKE. VA-. June 12.?Special.?A
fashionable wedding was solemnized t<>
nlght at :> o'clock at Christ's Episcopal
Church. Rev. R. W. Patton offlciated.
The bride was Miss Alice Boyd Johnson.
nlece ot" J. William Boyd, ot" this city. and
tho groom David L. AVilliams. of New
York. J. II. Newell. ot" New York, was
best man. and Miss A'irginia Rogers, of
Roanoke. maid ot" honor. Tiie bride's at
tendants were Misses Carrie Keane, of
Lynchburg: tFannie Catlett, of Staunton;
Eloise Johnson. Birmingnam, Ala.; Flor
ence Tr-.-nt. Roanoke: Julia Robertson,
Roanoke. and Lucy Deale, B-chanan.
Tn*- tlov.-.-r si-irls were Asratha Boyd and
Agatha Allen. The usherfc were T. Clenn
Munford. of Lynchburg, nnd ./. V. Trent,
of Roanoke. After the wedding a recep?
tion was tendered the bride and groom
at the residence of J. Wflllam Boyd, on
5Tork Morris Dead.
ASHLAND. VA.. June 12.?Special.?
York Morris. aked about seventy-ilve, a
leadine- DoUtician of Hanover county. died
last niKht ot" dropsv of the heart He was
also a church worker. and was highly re
spected by both white and colored The
remains wiil be buried to-morrow in the
FREDERICKSBURG. VA., June 11.?
Special.?Rev. A. R. Walker, of West?
moreland countv. has d.ciined the call
tendered him by the Episcopal Church at
THE M'LEAN MEN
ARE IN CONTROL
They Completely Dominate Prelim
inarv Meetings of the Ohio State
COLUMBUS, O.. June 12.?The McLan
men controiled the preluninary meeuhss
of the Democratic State Ccnv. ntl >n to
day, but they are evidently playlng for
harmony more than anyttiing, and n. ly
not carry out tlie same programme to
When?Jbhn R. McLean w:ls the candi?
date for Governor last year his frl ..
were placed oa> the State Central aad
Executive Comtmlttees. His friends are
the majority on the new State Central
Committee that was feelecte l tiils evening,
air.l it will si lect the members of the
State Executive Committee and the State
Central Committee at a later date. The
McLean men ir. si curing conrol of tiie
party organization to-night hav< .11 they
wanited, and although they could control
everything, as they also have majorities
on the Convention Commlctee, there will
be a free-for-all contest for the Statc
ticket and delegates to Kansas City.
The opposition to McLean comes from
silver extremists, who expect that their
State standard bearer of laat year was at
one time in touch with some 'Democratic
leaders who were considerlng the advisa
biiity of some other candidate than Bryan.
Although documentary and otl-.er evi
dew ..- bas been produced to .-.how the most
iatknate and c-ordial relations between
Bryan and McLean, yet tbe ultra elements
are opposed to anyohe who ever thought
of any candidate but Bryan. or any modi
iieation of tne Chicago pl ttforba. Even the
talk about Dewey. for second place on the
ticket with Bryan dovjj not fully satLsfy
The Cornmttttee on Resolutions to-night
?practicaly adopted the platform submitted
by Geriral 'J. J. Warner, president of the
American Bi-Metallie League. There were
only three out of the twenty-one mem?
bers oi*"Uie committee, against the ratio
of 1G to 1, and they were in favor of the
.platform which endorses the Chicago plat?
General AV'arner said there had been no
more important issue raised since ls'JS than
the restorution of silver to its original
place in the coinage.
Train Dispatchers in Session,
ATLANTA. GA., June 12.?The flrst ses?
sion of the thirteenth annuai meeting oi
the Train Dispatcher's Association of
America, was held here to-day. One hun?
dred dispatchers from all parts of the
country, ar.d representing many systema
of railroads were present
C. S. Evans, assistant-general superin?
tendent of the AVcstern and Atlantic
A s'^ort business session was held dur?
ing which the enroliment o: delegates was
A ball w.ts tendered the visitors at Lithia
Springs this evening.
The Question Will Come
Up at Phihidelpliia.
Or a Substitute Witn Same End
Likely to be Adopted.
SUPPORTED BY NEW ENGLAND.
They Wish to See South's Bcprcseut..
tion, Not Only in Ropublieau Cou
vcntfou, but Also In Conjjress,
und the Electoral t.'oilcjje
rapidly taking on
day and tlie botels are beginning to nll up.
Prominent among the National Ooimnit
teerneii are AmiX-Ssador Powell Caytou
and John STerkes. All thi th. : m___be__
of ithe National Committee are exoected
to-morrow morning to attend the meeting
of the committee which Ls called for. noon.
Chairman Itanrna is due at 1 o'clock to
morrow aftern i .?::.
The ?iJ ?. .? --; >:i of r,-pre.-?-r.:a_ion- in
Reoublican Xattonal CbnvenUons, which
agitated the National Ootnxaittee at its
meeting in Wasstdngton last Deeemter, ts
more than likely to come to the front at
the National Ocmmtt-ee meeting ____a_wr
Tho resolution of Henry P .j :??-. oi
Wlsconsln, offered at last wiati r's meeth-S
and which was wlthdrawn before lt w.i-i
put to a vote. wiii again be pressed, but
not by its author. Tlie" strongest _a;,por_
ers of the Payne measure come from
New Engiand. "This resoh-tloni provides
far four d_-ega_-3-at-Iarge for each 3U-te,
and an add-tional d-Iegates for every lv.GO.
Resubllcan votes ot majority fraetion
thereof, based on the retorna of tiie last
Preafilential el( cti >n.
The Rhode Island delegation has i>:- -
pare.l a sn-stittrte for the Payne resoh
tion, and will present lt ln the place of
tho Payne resolution if they r.nd that the
gentlment in favor of the tattet ls not
strong enough to put i: through the com?
It is c'.aime.I that tho 3U titute wtll
meet all the obji ctions ? ?:' t maj -r-.ty ot
the National Commltteemen?
i )ne substitute Is as t ?:' ws:
"Whereas, The present basis o_ l-l
sentatlon in Republican National Conven?
tions is based upon the reorcsentatlon of
th^ sewral States and Territori ;:; the
Congress of the TJnlted SI ?' whi |h. tra
der existing poHtloa! condltions, is manf
festly nnjust .-ind In-QultaMe and.
"Whereas. The repteseotatlon :v. Con?
gress row accorded to the several States
of the t'nion. on the basis of article X!V.
section 2. of the Constitution. ought t.. &e
modined so th.it every State wherein the
rlyrht to vote !s denfed : ? tny of the mals
Inhabltants thereof. being 21 years of sga
and citizens of the Univd Star.:-. or
wherein said right is in p.r.y wajr abritTg.-F,
except for portlclpation in rebellton or
other crimes, represenra-:on ln Congri ?-.
and ln the Electoral College and ln tha
convention of tho Republican party. shall
bo reduced in the proportion. which the
number of ma'.e citizens so d^prlved of
the right of suffrage shall bear to the
whole number of male citizens 21 years
oid. ln said State. therefore,
EVOKE POWER OF CONGRESS.
"Resolved, That the Republican Na<
tional I'.inimittee recommended that ii
the Republican party is continued In con.
troi of Congress it feVOfeQ j.r.il
exerciso the power of Congress grante.
by artitie XIV. section i to enforce b;<
approprlate legisiati.m. the objects oi
this resolution. an.i' be it further.
Resolved, That thft holding of t Na?
tional Republican Convention in IflM
composed of delegates representrug th;
Bi ; ublican voting strength and senthnenl
Of the eountry, elected upon ;l j ;.-t and
equitable basis of representatlon fs noi
only of paramount tmportance to the
party. but to the nation as well
The meeting of th? National Comnal
tee to-miirry.v will be devoted largely t?
the hearing of contests from the variooa
States. Ic Is !-. >t belleved that the com?
mittee will ;:...-:: th 9 : irt of Hj worii
in one .! iy.
The sub-c immitt- e of the National Com
mitteo held another meeting to-day he.
hlnd closed doors, and a ?? rdlng to Cha!r<
m.m Munley. n ithii - I ut roattne busi
ness was considered.
The convention hall wi.il be formally
transferaed tn the National Committee
to-morrow afternoon. although tha Ser
geant-at-Arms will not assuma a__olute
control of tho hall unti! Saturday. or
probably Monday morning.
President McKinley's picture is begin?
ning to appear on every hand. altha ?">
tha Presidential nomination ts seldom
mentioned by the throngs. The Vice
PresIdenLfal gossip. however. is taking ._
wide range. The names of many promi?
nent men. throughout tho eountry ara
mentioned as possibilities. So far thera
has been no coneenrratlnri of forcea h,?r?i
on any one man and there probably wii!
r.ot be until tho National Commlttea geu
SUMMARY OFTO-DAY'S NEWS
?The closing exercises at Richmond
?Annual reunion of the Grays held yes
?H>>rse killed ln a mnaway accident.
?Last meeting of the present Board o?
?Meettntr of the S. P. C. A.
?Some of the olurnbers to resume work.
?Richmond woman arrested ::: Norfolk.
?McLean men complctely control tha
Ohio State Convention.
?Brvan and Chicago platform eudorsed
?Cambx-dse Onlversity confers degre.
of LL. B. on Ambassador Choate.
?Ouestii.n of reducing South's r-pre
sentatiott^tn Congress ar.d i.i Bepubllcaa
conventions will come up at Philadeiphia,
?I're.-dileiit of Chili at point of death,
?British marines encoontex und chos4
a lurge force of Boxers.
?international troni>s meet with diffi
cuiues ln march to Pekin.
?Janaiiese Chancellor of Legation mur
dered bv bo<lv sruard ot the Kmpress.
?Boers evacuate L.iiags Nek aad M_
?Boers defeated near Roodevt-K
?Kumassie relicf coluuin n_eet_ ahotlavt