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IS IN ECLIPSE
No More Professional Games Here
THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE
Business and Vaudeville Have Tended
to Pince liasr-Eali in the Back?
ground of Kecrcation.
May Revive Later.
So far ?s professional baseball goes, ln
this city, the season is at an end. The
tritate Tripue meeting in Norfolk on Tues?
day d?sciared that the league could go on
/withuut ?ri?u-r Richmond and Petersburg,
and H whs as easy thing to say, for Pe
:<Tsburg had already dropped out and
Richmond was .V;>out to collapse.
It was quit* piain. after the first series
of game.? played here this season, that
?the Richmond puhile was not as enthu?
siastic over the national game as it was
vxpected they might have been. The great
crowds that used to gather at the ball
park itr.d grow wild over the game were
persistently absenting ri?emselves. En?
thusiasm could not be worked up to its
former pitch. A few of the old enthu
Slasts would go out and shout and ap?
plaud, but their voices ?,-choed through tho
empty grandstand, and the bl?hcheries re?
mained as etili as cemeteries.
GRADUAL. FALLING OFF.
There has been a gradual falling off in
attendance for the past three seasons. The
?firs? year the small attendance was at?
tributed to the Spanish war: the second
to the unsettled condition of affairs inci?
dent to the closing of the war, and it was
propUesied by a lew, wno ciaimea to
know, that interest would revive this sea
?son. because it was said that now that tne
war matters were ?ancient history, tne
]?copie would resort to baseball for an
This prophesy did not come to pass.
Attendance lias grown smaller and small?
er, and interest has waned.
N??ne o? the wise ones coiild gl\'c rea
Bons tor th?' slump, but simply said that
baseball was on its last legs, and a '.est of
one or two years would be sufficient to
PEOPLE TOO BUSY.
The fact is. however, that people -i.'e
too busy to base one or two afternoons a
week, even to devote themselves to the
exhilaration that comes with a good game
of ball. There is too much business going
on to allow time to ?? to a ball game.
Profesional men and mechanics were
never s?? busy as at this time. Work
comes b.fore play, and when play-time
approaches the hour for baseball has
passed, and the vaudeville hour is at
Vaudeville is another factor that has
caused a slump in the baseball business.
The cranks, instead of jubilating over
baseball, laugh over vaudeville, so that
the combination of business and vaude?
ville has practically knocked out base?
ball, and it is quite likely that when the
vaudeville craze has subsided the baseball
fever will again become the fad.
Richmond Plays and Loses Her Last
Hampton. 5; Norfolk, 0.
Newport News, 7; Richmond, 3. ;
Stand ins of the Clubs.
Clubs: ????. Lost. P.C.
Norfolk .2S S .777
Hampton .21 12 .?526
J>urtsni??uth .IS 13 .C21
Richmond .20 15 .571
Newport News.11 2G? ."(??
Petersburg . S 2? .212
Newport News, 7; Richmond, S.
NEWPORT NEWS. VA., June 13-Spe?
cial.?Richmond wound \?p ih?? ball to-day
with a third defeat. Newoart Npws win?
ning by a sc??re of 7 to 3. The attends??
?was small .and th? contest llsties?. ???? er
pitched a fair panie, but re'?ived no sup?
port. The score:
Newport News.1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0-S
Klchmond.? ? ? ? ? ? 2 o o?3
Hampton. ?>: Norfolk, O.
NORFOLK, VA., June 13.?Spc jal?
Korfolk was shut out to-day for ihe first
tini?- tliis season. Hampton did it.
Norfolk .00 0 00 00 0 0?0 4 4
Hampton .00OO 40 010-5 S 1
Batteries?MeCloud and Nelson; Ashcn
back Chandler and Knipper.
The Favorite Tommy AtUinsGot Third
NEW YORK, Juno 13?The Bolmont
stakes ?brought a large csrowd to Gravesend
:..-Jay, as tall ri?ch ?stakes do. There was
a ?good deal o? disappointment, however, as
Tommy Atkins, the ifavorite. could do no
1.? tier titan third. Imi? had little trouble
in winning? the second race. Summary:
1 fest rae*?about six fur.ongs?1 leardi
?? t.? li first, Sanders. (7 to 1 'and :"> tc> 2)
second, -OunUiSlor (12 to 1) thhd. Time,
Socand -nace?one und? one-quarter miles
Imp <:< to r.) first, Gulden (?S to 1 and 2 to
1 ? ?second, L>thari?> (4 to 1) third. Time,
Third trace?the Be?nont?six "furlongs?
Blue? (? to 1) first. Prinoe Pepper (15 to
l-and 5 coll setrond. Tommy Atkins iG to
?) tialrd. Tune. 1:13 3-5.
Fourth trace?Falcon, one and one-six
?u-ewth miles, selling?First Whip (9 to d)
first, Tho Rush i;7 to 1 and ? to 2) ?second.
Red Pa?en :(4 ta 1) third. Time. 1:4S 1-G?.
Fifth race?:ive and a half furlongs?
Rolling Moor <G to 1) first. The Rhymer (?
to ?, aud 3 to 1) ?se-cond. Strategist (S to ?)
t:urd. Tune, 1."OS 4-3.
Sixth TUot>?one mile and a s?xtet3?nth?
Autumn (11 to f.i first. Elver Mack (4 to
1 and even) second. Lucky Star (2 to 1)
third. Timii, 1:50. .
Princeton Again Champion.
PRINCETON. N. J.. June 13.-Har
vard's baseball nine went down before the
Princeton team here to-day in their second
gam*-. !? to 2. As Princeton has tied Har?
vard and won both games from Yale, the
championship will again come to Prir.ce
t??n, even should Yale win one of ?Uie
games in her Harvard series.
''PENNSY" MEN INN. & VV?
Three Directors Elected Under New
Regime?Other Railroad New?--.
NEW YORK, June 13.?John B. Freen.
James McCrca. and Samuel Rea. rcpre
scntlnc the Pennsylvania Railroad Com?
pany's interests, wore to-day elected direc?
tors of th.? Norfolk and Western Railwav
to succeed W. 8. Boulton. W. W. Camp?
bell and Henry Whelen. resigned.
The Southern Railway's pretty new sta
Easy to take, easy to operate?
WANTED AT ONCE
1.000 cans Columbian Salmon.
large cans, each.$ .00
.6.000 packages Howcr's Rolled
10,000 packages Cream Crackers.
16 ounces, each.05
_0 large bars Soap.25
Pine Xew Mackerel, weighing IG
ounces each, -white, fat and
juicy fish, each.03
00 jars Chine. Ginger (regular
Finest Culpeper Creamery But?
So boti les of Four-Star French
Brandy, packed In sponges,
full quart bottles, only.~r,
Duffy .Malt Whiskey...*..75
1.000 bales Timothy Hay.50
C00 bales Country Straw, for bed?
ding, nice fresh straw.GO
?Byrd Island Patent Family Flour.
Just order a bag If you want
something nice; per bag.2S
60 boxes of New California
5,0? pound-bags Fine Curly-Cut
Smoking Tobacco, each_.20
C", Smith!'eld Hams. IS months*
old, per pound.15
10.000 bushels of "Water-Ground
Meal, per bushel.5;;
5.003 bags Finest Corn, per
1.000 sacks of Liverpool Salt, 224
pounds to a sack..-.05
500 bags Dairy Salt, in large
?Home-Made Blackberry Wine.
If you want to save money by pur?
chasing groceries?we mean nice, fresh,
sweet, first-handed groceries?this is
where you can do it. Drop us a pos?
tal or 'phone us.
ISth and Mai? Sts.
tion here has about been completed. A
larpre shed has been erected south of the
structure, along which the carriages and
wagons are to line up. There is a tre?
mendous clock in the tower, which will
keep the corect time. Every convenience
is to be had at the new station and it
will prove satisfactory to the traveling
Some of the material for the new union
depot has arrived, and there is every in?
dication that the work on the founda?
tion will begin within the next few days.
A large number of workmen aro now get?
ting the foundation in shape for the work
On the building.
Bids were oponed in "Washington yes
tea-day for the transportation of one
hundred and seventy-five head of mules
and quantities of supplies from St. Asaph,
Va., to Portland, Ore. The Chesapeake
and Ohio. Pennsylvania and Baltimore at:d
Ohio were among the b:dders.
Mr. J. G. Epps. general foreman of the
Chesapeake and Ohio works at Gladstone,
is in town. The yards at Gladstone have
been completed and have trackage for
1,503 cars. Arrangements are now being
made to increase this trackage for 700
Colonel J. S. "Wilson, Equipment Agent
of the Chesapeake and Ohio, is in ?\"?
Mr. W*. B. Bevili. General Passangcfr
Agent of the Norfolk and Western, was a
Richmond visi?or yesterday.
SAMPSON WINS HIS SUIT
The Court Finds He Was in Chiei"
Command at Santiago.
WASHINGTON. June 13.?The United
States Court of Claims has passed upon
the suit of Admiral W. T. Sampson and
others under his command at Santiago,
for prize money, on account of the de
1 struction of the Spanish fleet.
The total amount of bounty money al?
lowed is Sl'.O.TOO, of which amount Admiral
Sampson will receive $S.335. and Admiral
Schley about $3,000. Beside finding that
Admiral Sampson was in command during
the battle, the court declares that the
Xew York .was among the vessels en?
WON'T SURRENDER TAYLOR.
Governor Mount Ilefiises to Honor the
j INDIANAPOLIS, IND., June 13.?Gov
; crnor Mount has refused to honor the
requisition of Governor Beckham, of
Kentucky, for the return of W. S. Taylor.
His statement sayst
"I deplore the assassination of the late
William Goe-bel and would not for a mo?
ment refuse to return Mr. Taylor or any
other man charged with complicity in
that crime if 1 could persuade myself
that the party so charged, under exist?
ing conditions would be accorded a fair
I.EW ELECTRIC SYSTEM.
Street Hallway and a I. gluing and
GREENSBORO. X. C. June 13.?Special.
The Board of Aldermen last night granted
a limited franchise to tho GuUford Power
Company for an electric street railway
system and an electric lighting and power
plant. The franchise is for a prelod of
thirty years. '
The Guilford Power Company is allowed
sixty days within which to file its accept?
ance of the franchise, and sixty days
thereafter to begin the work of construct?
ing a street railway.
William Richards Working the SI :t
Machine? With Them.
XHWPORT NEWS. VA., June 13.?Spec?
ial.?For some months the slot machines
here have been systematically ."worked''
with counterfeit nickels. The police and
secret sen-ice men have been Investigat?
ing, and late last night Officer Padgett,
ot -the local force, arrested William Rich?
ards, upon whose person was found thirty
six counterfeit nickels. .
The man claimed to have bought 500 of
them from a stranger. He is being held
for t?ti? Washington authorities, who will
have a man here in the morning.
This the Trouble at the Norfolk Navy
Y aril llarracks.
NORFOLK. YA.. June 13.?The Naval
Board that has been investigating the
recent epidemic In the Norfolk Navy Yard
barracks, by which over eighty marines
became suddenly and alarmingly ill, has
decided that the troublo was Intestinal ca?
tarrh. It is understood that the whole
cause of the trouble is the influence of cli?
mate on newly-drafted men.
BODY WASHED ASHORE.
Gruesome Ohjeet Drought to Cape
Chirles by tho Waves.
CAPE CHARLES. VA., June 13?Special.
The body of an unknown white man
washed ashore at Cape Charles this after?
noon. The head is entirely gone, and
the body Is In a bady decomposed condi?
Hit the Bali Hard in Nearly Every
Inning With St. Louis?
NICHOLS WAS AN ENIGMA.
Pittsburg Could Find Kim Tor Only
Three Scattering Hits During
tho Game?New Y'ork Shut
Chicago Out Again.
Philadelphia, 11: St. Louis, 7.
Brooklyn, 11: Cincinnati, 1.
Boston, 1; Pittsburg, 0. ? j*
Xew York, 5; Chicago, 0.
Standing of the Clubs.
Brooklyn .25 10 ,
Pittsburg .23 23
St. Louis .20
New York .17
Where They Play T?-Day.
St. Louis at Philadelphia. i
Cincinnati at Brooklyn.
Pittsburg at Boston.
Chicago at New York.
Philadelphia. 11; SI. Louis, 7.
PHILADELPHIA. June 13.?Piati was
?n good form to-day and kept the hits of
St. L^uis well scattered. Philadelphia, on
die other hand, hit tlie ball hard in nearly
every inning. Attendance, 3,503.
Score by innings: R. ?. E.
St. Louis.030 100030?7 11 3
Philadelphia.31202120 x?U 16 0
Batteries?Thoma?, Sudhoff and Robin?
son; Platt and MeFarianel. Umpire?Hurst.
Brooklyn, 11; Cincinnati, 1.
BROOKLYN. June 13.?Barrett was put
out of the game for kicking to-day and
the Cincinnati's become demoralized. Mc
Gi?nity allowed Cincinnati but four hits,
and was faultlessly supported. Attend?
Score by innings: R. __.'__,
Brooklyn.0 0 1 0 0 2 G 0 2?11 12 0
Cincinnati.0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0?1 4 5
Batteries?Farrell ajid McGinnity; Breit
enstaln and Pelt; Empire?O'D?y. Time,
Boston, 1; Pittsburg, O.
BOSTON, June 13.?Nichols was an enig?
ma to-day, being hit for ?only three scat?
tering singles during the game. Hamilton's
drive over left-field fence in the third in?
ning, scored the only run of the game. At?
Score by innings: R. ?. E.
Boston.0 01 00 000 x?1 ? 0
Pittsburg.000 0 00000 0?0 3 1
Batteries?Nichols and Clark; Philipp!
and O'Connor. Umpire?EmsHe. Time,
New Y'ork, 5; Chicago, O.
NEW YORK, June 13.? Tlie New
again defeated the Chicagos to-day,
ing their third consecutive shut-out. This
game was a pitchers' battle, HaWley hav?
ing the best of it. Attendance, 2,0??.
Score by innings: R. H. E.
Xew York..'.. 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 x?5 S 0
Chicago.0 0000 00 0 0?0 5 G
Batteries?Hawley and Bowenr.an; Grif?
fith and Chance. Umpire?Swartwood.
EMORY. VA., June 12.?Special.?The
second day of the commencement exer?
cises here was marked by a large crowd
and a programmi; unusually enjovable.
At 10:30 A. M. the contest for the Rob?
ertson prize medal for oratory took place,
the contestants being three in number.
They were as follows:
R. A. Stewart, Tennessee; subject,
"Purpose a Measure of Merit."
S. G. Edmondson. Virginia; subject,
"The Power of Purpose."
H. J. Woodhead, Alabama: subject,
Attorney-General A. J. Montague de?
livered the annual adaress before the
Mr. Montague discussed the question of
"Everyday Patriotism." and his speech
was enthusiastically received.
The celebration of the Homesian Liter?
ary Society took place at S P. M. The
valedictory ivas delivered by J. L. Har
liin. Tennessee, and the response by E. G.
Hamilton. Virginia. The medal for im?
provement in debate ivas awarded to W.
L. Lee Virginia. The medal for excel
kmce in debate to H. S. Boothe, Ten?
Horses G???" British Army.
NEW ORLEANS, June 13.?The steamer
?Montana cleared to-day for Cape Town,
South Africa, with W0 horses for the
This is the third ship with a similar
cargo and destined for the same port
to leave here in live days.
Look at this lining?there isn't any.
We've left out everything that is
conducive to lieat and simply made a
stylish covering to protect you from
the burning sun.
The price is as thin as the suit.
We've boiled it down to ?S.so.
A thin suit is not everything?the
underwear comes nearer to the sub?
We've experimented with all the
advertised patent net work and meshes,
and gauze, &c, and now ?fter the cool?
est thing in the whole push.
25c. and up.
Three Instructors employed. We teach the Pernia?easy-to?
learn system; the Munson, the system taught at the Richmond
High School, and the Graham, the standard system of the
world. $20 pays for special summer term of three months. A
thorough investigation invited. Get catalogue.
Corner Main & Seventh Sts, Richmond, Va.
(Continued from First Page.)
Southern Baptist Theological Seminarv,
Louisville, and Colonel Thomas Tabb, the
distinguished lawyer, of Hampton, Va.,
and D. D. upon Rev. H. L. Quarles, of
this citv. and Rev. O. S. Bunting, of
It was decided by the board that there
will be no changes ln the faculty, but spe?
cial lectures will be introduced in some
of tho departments.
The president of the college laid before
the board the proposition of the Ameri?
can Baptist Education Society to give
the collece S2.r>,000, provided the college
will raise in Virginia $70,000 for the en?
The board will discuss the proposition
vvith care, and not enter upon such a big
undertaking without duo consideration.
The trustees will meet at 10:30 this
morning, and luncheon will bo again |
served. Tho social features of the board
meetings are very fine.
MORE RIOTING IN
(Continued from First Page.)
Terrible. The troops to-day drew their
held equipment; The date of their de?
parture has not been made known.
CHANGE OF FRONT.
! Dowasct* Empress Will Not Object to
Presence of Foreign Troops.
WASHINGTON, June 13.?Definite offi?
cial information was received here this
afternoon from the Foreign Office of one
of ?the most important Continental powers,
stating that the Tsung Li l'amen had noti?
fied the minister of that power at Pekin
that the Dowager Empress would not ob?
ject to the presence of foreign troops in
This change of front came as a distinct
surprise to the officials and diplomats, as
all the reports up to this time had pictured
the Empress Dowager as intensely hostile
to the foreigners and as the real spirit be?
hind the Boxers' anti-foreign uprising.
The supposed attitude of the Empress
gavo much concern to the authorities here
and at other capitals, as St was feared it
would eventuate in^an open declaration by
tho government of felina against the pres?
ence of the foreign troops.
This would have caused a new compli?
cation, placing: the foreign forces now ad?
vancing on Pekin in the attitude of resist?
ing tho authority of China over lier own
territory, instead of assisting China in a
suppression of disorder.
The Empress Dowager's acquiescence in
the plans of the powers is felt to remove
a threatened complication, and at the same
time to give evidence that the Empress
Dowager is no longer yielding to the anti
foreign clamor. In official Russian quar?
ters the rumors that the Empress Dowager
has sought a refuge at the Russian lega?
tion in Pekin. are discredited, and are re?
sented as a. ?bit of inspired intrigue design?
ed to creato the impression that Russian
sympathies are with the anti-foreign ele?
Will Oppose International Column
Outside of Pekin.
LONDON, June 14.?i A. M.?The Chinese
are entrenching outside of Pekin to oppose
the advance of the international column.
A dispatch from Ticn-Tsin, dated Tuesday,
June. 12th, says:
'?I learned that the Chinese ?have guns
trained on the American mission, and the
British Legation. Two thousand Russian
cavalry and infantry, with artillery, have
landed at Taku."
Tho Shanghai correspondents report that
United States Minister Conger, by courier,
asks for two thousand United States
The question of provisioning the relief
forco is a difficult one, and it is predicted
at Shanghai that it will bo acute.
The leading members of the Reform
party are in Shanghai.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail, dated yes?
terday, says they are sending a petition
to the United States. Great Britain and
Japan, praying them to take joint action
against any attempt on the part of other
Powers to partition China.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg says that
the ships of the Russian Pacific squadron
are on the active list, as well as those at
Vladivostock. have been ordered to proceed
with all haste to Chinese waters.
The Foreign Office confirms the report
of an engagement betwen troops of the
international column and tho Boxers on
Monday. It says that "about 35 Chinese
Dr. Terry Murdered.
NEW YORK. June 13.?News has been
received in this city of the murder of Dr.
Edna G. Terry, in charge of the station
of the Methodist Episcopal Women's For?
eign Missionary Society, at Tsung Hua,
This was the first indication of trouble
at Tsung Hua. Later the Methodist Epis?
copal Board received this message, dated
Tien Tsin. June 12th:
^"Hopkins and Hayner safe."
The persons named are missionaries at
Malfeasance in Oflice.
NEW YORK, June 13.?Counsel for
Jacob W. Mack has forwarded to Gover?
nor Roosevelt a copy of a charge of
malfeasance in office, made by Mr. Mack
against Comptroller Bird Scoler, accusing
him of awarding bids for $12,??5,992, ad?
vertised on July 29, 1SSS, to a favorite
syndicate, thereby causing a large money?
less to the city.
Mr. Mack, in his petition, prays for the
removal of the comptroller from office.
? CHAMPAIGN", ILL., June 13.?Comp?
troller Scoler said to-day that the at?
tacks upon him are inspired by interests
that he has opposed. He has wired Gov?
ernor Roosevelt for an immediate hear?
Birth of a Prince. ?
WASHINGTON, June 13.?The State De?
partment has been notified by Queen Vic?
toria of the birth of a prince, son of His
Royal Highness, the Duke of York. Suit?
able acknowledgment will be made by the
State Department,; and the President will
send his congratulations, in accordance
with the rules of international etiquette.
, (Continued from First Page.)
eminently satisfactory. It ends a period
of suspense caused by the cutting of his
line of communications, and indicates
what a strong grip he has on the situa?
tion. The decisive victory scored by
Generals Methuen and Kitchener is
regarded as likely to have a more far
reaching effect than any recent action in j
the Orange River Colony.
General Kitchener's progress south, it
is believed, must have almost equalled |
the record's of all forced marches. Gen- j
eral Bullet is rapidly fulfilling Lord ?
Roberts' hope that he will make his forces
Mr. J. Day Lee. who graduated with
honor at Richmond College, expects to I
go to Columbia University, N. Y., this
fall, to take a course In law.
*^3? Siel linen's Casualties.
' LONDON, June 13.-6:10 P. M.?The fol?
lowing dispatch has been received L-t the
War Ottico from Lord Roberts:
"Katsbosch, June 12.?In yesterday's er.
gagment Methuen had one killed and
eighteen wounded. Among the litter is
Lieutenant Cearl, of the Twelfth Lattalicn
"On June 7th the Derbyshire Militia
lost thirty-six killed and one hundred and
four wounded, all of whom were in the
Yoemnnry hospital, which was captured by
tho Boers and retaken by me Thursday."
NEWS FROM KUMMASSIE.
The Garrison on Half Rations and
Short of Ammunition.
LOXDOX, June 13?7:45 P. M.?A dis- '
patch has been received at the Colonial
Office from Colonel Wllcox. in command
of the Ashanti relief expedition, giving
a letter just received from the Governor
of the Gold Coast, Sir S. F. Hodgeson,
dated Kumassie, June 4th. Following
is its substance: >
"Kumassie is garrisoned by seven hun?
dred native troops under the command
of Major Harris, who has succeeded in
entering the place from the north.
"The Europeans and other troops arc
on half rations. Tlie supplies of am?
munition at Kumassit are not sufficient
to allow of offensive measures."
Tho march for the relief of Kumassie
will be met by great numbers of rebels
who have erected stockades and put im
pedemrnts in the way. There are also
stockades surrounding Kumassie.
The state of the health of Kumassie is
good, but 3,000 persons of the native com?
munity are in a state of destitution. Im
diate assistance is required.
The advance of the relieving'force has
been delayed by heavy rains and the dif?
ficulty of obtaining carriers, of whom
GOO have arrived from Cape Coast ond
have proceeded up the country June Hit.
Colonel Wiicox was at Prahsu June 12th.
NO SELECTION MADE
Question ol'Vice Presidential Candi?
date tho Absorbing Topic.
PHILADELPHIA, June 13?Practically
the only topic of conversation among the
Republican leaders who have arrived in
Philadelphia, is the question of a selection
of a Vice-Presidential candidate.
Senator Harina has devoted almost his
entire time since his arrival to this ques?
tion. He says, absolutely, that no candi?
date has been selected either by the Presi?
dent or by himself, or by anyone for them.
Mr. Hanna's companion to this city was
Senator Allison, of Iowa, who was on his
way to Xew York. It was generally under?
stood that the two senators hail a good
talk in regard to tho Vice-Presidential
nomination on the train.
Mr. Hanna, however, soon satisfied the
curiosity of the interviews by stating that
Mr. Allison did not want the nomination,
and that President McKinley and himself
had not decided who they would favor for
second place on the ticket.
The Convention Hall vras to-day trans?
ferred from the Building Committee to the
Citizens' Xational Committee, who will
turn it over to the tXational Committee
Its acoustic properties were tested and
found to be excellent.
Another Added to'fLlst of Strike Cas?
ST. LOUIS, MO.. June 13.?During the
course of a heated" argument over the
strike Sherman C. Patterson, president
of the Local Street Railway Men's Union,
was stabbed in the neck and mortaliy
wounded at a late hour to-night. Pat?
terson was taken to the City Hospital,
where an examination of his wound re?
vealed that the jugular vein had been
Edward Canarty, who did the stabbing,
ST. LOUIS, MO., June 13.?In many
quarters it is thought the strike will soon
be settled. These opinions are based upon
statements of the chief-of-poliee and sher?
iff that the critical stage has been passed,
and upon the fact that the St. Louis
Transit Company is approaching a com?
plete resumption of business with the aid
of non-union men.
The inquest over the bodies of the vic?
tims of Sunday's-j-iot began to-day. Many
cantradi?tions have arisen in the accounts
of Sunday's tragedy, and these were em?
phasized in the testimony taken to-day.
Six Instantly Killed.
WILLIAMSPORT, PA., June 13.?Six
men were killed and another fatally*? In?
jured on a logging railroad at Camma!,
about thirty-six miles from this place, this
evening. The train jumped the track, and
plunged down a 300-foot embankment.
The fireman and engineer were instantly
killed, as were four Italian laborers.
A Buffalo woman recently instituted
divorce proceedlngs.v and applied to the
court for alimony and counsel fees. In
opposing the motion for alimony her hus?
band submitted in evidence the following
remarkable letter which he claimed to
have, received through the mail irom his
This is -to certify that I, L-,uise Markle.
the leg-ally wedded wife to John G. Ma-kle,
do hereby permit my husband to go where
he pleases, drink what he pleases and
when he pleases; and I furthermore permit,
him to keep and enjoy the company of
any lady or ladies he sees at, as I know
he 4s a good judge. I want him to enjoy
?ife, as he -will be a long: time dead.
MR. BRYAN TALKS
(Continued from First Page.)
tell those people that we are there only
for the purpose of establishing a stable
government, and that when we havo dot e j
so we should turn the Islands over to the j
people there and protect them agalrst !
foreign aggression, as we have protected j
the South American Republics.
"The plan of campaign? Why. condi?
tions are much more favorable than they
were at this time In 1S9G. The Republican
party is on the defensive. It will take
prosperity, of course, but we'll be willing j
to take the votes of all the people who ?
have not had their share of prosperity,
and leave them the votes of the people
who have had their share.
"I should say our plan of campaign will
be to carry every State in the Union. I
cannot carry all of them. I would not
speak so harshly of the people of any
State as to say that I thought the pe??ple
there intended to support the Republican j
party." ? j
INSTRUCT FOR BRYAN.
The Ohio Stato Democratic Falls Into
COLUMBUS. O.. June 13.?The ticket:
Delegates-at-Large: James Klibourne,
Abraham W. Patrick, William S. Thomas
and Horace L. Chapman.
Alternates? M. O. Burrus??, John Mc
Swi'fney, C. M. Brumbach, and ?. B.
Electors-at-Largo?Gen.'t-al Isi.rc A.
Sherwood and General W. J. Warner.
Secretary of State?II. II. McFadden.
Judge, of Supreme Court?Allen W.
Dairy and Food Commissioner?Ballarci
School Commissioner?J. D. Simpklns.
Member of Board o? Public Works?Peter
After a continuous session of over nine
hours, the Democratic Stato Convention
The McL??an men said yesterday they
were asking for nothing, and they cer?
tainly got nothing. They helped those who
hive been opposing them to tiie places
of party distinction and responsibility.
The platform reaffirms tit?? Chicago ljI? ?t
form, endorses Bryan, and instructs the
delegates t?i supnort him at Kansas City.
An abstract of it= other planks follows:
We enter our protest against the ?'? ??'
trine that the President or Congress can
govern acquired territory outside, and in?
dependently of the Constitution of the
United States; as a doctrine utterly sub?
versivo o? every foundation of our gov?
ernment. We aro opposed to imperialism
as necessarily leading to militarism and
as wholly foreign to our system of gov?
We denounce the Porto Rico tariff bill
as ;l violation of the principles of our gov?
ernment. We demand that not only shall
existing laws against combinations in re
? straint of trade bo rigidly 'enforced but,
believing that protective tariffs and rail?
way discriminations have been, and still
are, the chief supporters of monoplles, we
demand the repeal of all laws giving
We denounce the currency law passed
by the present Congress, and demand that
the general government shall not only coin
the metals, but shall issue and regulate
the volume of paper currency also in the
interest of ai! the p-;-ople.
CULPEPER HORSE SHOW.
Valuable Copper Lands? ? New Na?
CULPEPER. VA.. June 13.?Special.?
The Culpeper Colt ami Horse Show havo
decided upon August llth and 12th as
the time for their annual exhibition. It
has been a decided stn-cess, pecuniarily
and otherwise, and hupes arc justified
that it will prove more so this season.
Hon. George S. Shaekelt'ord. of Orange.
is a candidate for State Senate from this
senatorial ? district to succeed State Sen?
ator Jeffries, who is a prominent candi?
date for the onice of Attorney-General.
Messrs. W. H. Gray and W. E. Cones,
of this county, and Mr. O. D. Miller, of
Rappahannock. control about 10.000 acres
of mountain land, which is said to be
rich in copper deposits. A West Virginia
I syndicate has secured an option on this
property for ?,.. ,0,000.
Fairfax Lodge. No. 42. A. F. and A. M..
at their stated communi?:ation Friday
last elected the following officers to
serve for the ensuing year: Worshipful
Master. C. M. Wait??; Senior "Warden,
Hugh W. Patton; Junior Warden. A. T.
Brown: Treasurer, A. M. Allan: St?cre
tarv. W. P. Hill: Senior Deacon. H. C.
Norris: Junior Deacon, P. L. Jameson;
Chaplains. Revs. Frank Ribble and E. W.
Winfrev. J. Diener and R. M. Thompson
were appointed Stewards, and George W.
CooDer Tiler. This lodge numbers about
ninety members. They have recently sold
their building, and will soon begin the
erection of a handsome structure on one
of the orettiest lots ln town.
A new bank, the ?American National,
will soon be in operation, a suitable lot
bavins? been in the last few days pur?
chased, u??n which to erect their build?
ing. This gives two national hanks, the
Second National Bank of Culpeper, com
mencinsr 'business on the 1st proximo.
WEDDING AT CUSCOWILLA.
Maridado of Mr. J. ii. Boyd to Miss
M.-iry Emmet Townes,
BOYDTON. VA.. June 13.?Special.?A
very pretty wedding took place at Cusco
willa, the home of Col. William Townes,
on Tuesday morning, June 12th. The con?
tracting parties were Miss Mary Err-me;
Townes and Mr. John Baptist Boyd. The
parlor was beautifully decorated with
ferns and cut flowers. The bridal party
formed a semi-circle, with a background
: of magnolias, gladioles. roses and lilies.
; Rev. Mr. Winn. of Boydton, performed
I the ceremony according to the rites of the
I Methodist Church. After the ceremony a
delightful breakfast was served, which
i was greatly enjoyed by the guests.
j The bride was becomingly and hand
! somely attire<j in a dark blue broaf-i!oth
J taii?-ir-made, and carried a large bouquet
? of white carnations.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd were the recipients
of numerous and handsome presents,
many of which were sent the-m from dis?
Immediately after the ceremony the
bridal pnrtv lprt a-, th?? Southern Railway
for a tour in the north.
"NAVAL BILL PASSED.
Emperor William Will Slzn the Mea?
BERLIN, June 13.?The Bundersrath
to-day approved the navy bill and the
for your eoolcing stove or range,
when you cati buy direct from the
factory and save une-third of the
Write for catalogue and full par?
MANUFACTURERS pj*]"^ LEE
celebrated Cooking Stove. I
ADDRESS OR CALL ON -\
_ SOUTHERN STOVE W0RKS?
T" St 5 to S27 N. i;th St., Richmond, Va. .'
s ? Gas Globes,
? fi Ci?iC* ?fill!1
EU 4 t\ V ?H \ n 1 1^1
S ?a s s f. San?, s y a?3 .
71 O SVIairs Street.
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DEALERS i ?
Artistic Wood and Siate
Tiling and Fireplace Trimmings
LARGEST STOCK IN VIRG?NIA.
28 North Ninth Street.
? measures providing means to carry out
the projected plans already passed by th_
Emperor William, wl-.o is said to b?t
delighted at the result, will tu-m._rroii
sign th?.- bill, and the Relchsanzelger will"
immediately thereafter publish it. thuj
making it a law.
Mi-s. Uu.sscll Sase Hurt,
XEW YORK. June li?"Urs. Russell Sag.
?Is at home suffering" from painful Injurie*
received in a fall. She bad returned from
shopping, and as she pulled the bell of her
resident, the wire, which was old and
rusty, gave way. Mra. Sago fell down tha
steps and suffered a dislocation of tho
right arm and severe bruising of tho body.
; ?... oh!. ? >i?i Story.
Now doth the youth and maldea
Steal away down ?>>" the brook.
Where for fishes they wiil angle
With a d?f'.'.y hidden hock.
But the artful maid is cunning
And the youth will find too iato
That he is "the ?sh she landed.
__ad a smile was used for bait.