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VOL. 15. NO. 107
.RICHMOND VA. FRIDAY. JUNE 15. 1900.
?recast for Friday and 3atur;cdy:
:rgin"u?Unsettled weather and proi>
.-:?.? ?w. r.?? Krtaay ;?rd S*xtunJay;
?h northwesterly, shitting l> north
t -r'y virtnds,
?rth Cafoltrut?Showers Friday- and
unlay; fres:? tost to soath?sa9t wind?
PRICE TWO CENTS.
A DECOY LOVE
Hurricane Branch's Plan
to Capture Gilligan.
ISABEL PENNED IT
Gilligan Surrendered and it Was Not
GILLIGAN TO TESTIFY TO-DAY.
'X'lu- Defence Tried to Show That Gilli
?;aii Hud Never Defamed Mi.s'fur
iii-i's Cbarne'er, and lie Will
Deny <m ? he Stand That Part
ot'il is Alleged ConfessiG?
ltcfleutiiig Upon lier
ISBLi OF WIGHT C. '.'... VA. June 14?
to-day In th Gilligan murder trial. Not
withstand ng I ng and warm arguments
about the admissibility <d' evi.'.--nee eight
ivitnesses were examined and one o? them
The mo.-; interesting part o? to-dhy's
story was "Hurricane" Branch's testi?
ti] my about the decoy love letters. He
protested against the telling, and did nijt
relate the purport of the letter till the
jury had been scut out in tho grove.
Even then he objected, but Judge Atkin
Bi ? required him to answer the- questions
T;.. evidence in this absorbing case
is now drawing to a el.,.-*.. Gilligan's
testimony will be the next feature. '
I). T. Eppies, a coroner's juryman was put
on and was asked to testify ubout the
(statements of Mrs. Turner and Miss
There was a binali audience present this
The defense sought to show there was
a discr? p?ney of tiieir evidence then and
Tiie prisoner arrived at 10:23 and the
jury was polled. Thomas ?. Batten was
called. Judge Hinton began to ask a
question and Col. Boykin interrupted,
lie asked witness if he had not heard
the testimony o? other witnesses.
Batten said he heard some evidence
early In the trial before he was warned
to slay out. 1!.? did not know at Iirst
that he would be used as a witness.
Mr. Edwards stated the Common?
wealth's witnesses had been put on un
3er similar circumstances and th-c pros?
ecution should be liberal.
<"..!. Boykin said h>_ had been inform?
ed thai witness had heard tlie testimony
of States witnesses, but would not insist
In the exclusion.
Witness said prisoner came to his
bouse <?? t!.. night of the killing in
company with Chester Hundley. Gil?
ligan then had on light shoes, which wit?
ness identified. Both the shoes had the
Same sort of toes.
Judge Hinton wanted t? ask the wit?
ness if Gilligan had stated that there
w.re any improper relations between
Himself and Miss Turner.
Before the answer came Colonel Boykin
?bj< ted to the question. Defense insisted,
und claimed that they wanted to show
Silligan had never defamed Miss Turner's
character. The court rul< d that the testi?
mony was Irrelevant. Exceptions were
noted. Counsel ask-d it' Gilligan had
inquired whether it would be safe for
him to surrender himself. Prosecution
Stopped the answer, and conferred. De
? : announced they wished to show that
only .-lay? ?! away to keep from
QUESTION OP LYNCHING.
Gilligan told witness that he meant to
give himself up. Witness advised him
not to surrender l'or a while, as he
thought public opinion would be enraged,
and there would probably be danger of
ynchlng. Witness had learned from his
wife that people next day came to their
borne by the dozen.
The witness contradicted statements
made on the stand by Davy Cotton In
regard to what Mrs. Turner had said
about her husband's supposed where?
abouts on the night of the killing. Wit?
ness denied that he had seen Constable
Whit?hcad soon after- tlie tragedy, and
told him that Gilligan had never been
to his bouse. Witness said he had not
known of Beverly Turner's death till Gil?
ligan had come to his house that night;
thai he did not remember the time of
MADE A MISTAKE.
After the witness left tiu- stand he
returned and announced that he had ?nado
x mistake. He wished t : say that du?
tiable Whitehcad had driven to his place
,.?:,: asked about a negro. Witness did
not recollect that the officer asked
whether Giiligan had been there, but said
if he had told him anything it was the
A- S. Bari ?, who
ry county. Gilligan casne
I-i-iJay, December 29th. H<
been walking very mach
The witn. ss eh mg
and thought tho.-.? Gilligan ,?,
same as those in court.' \v_
? . ..f Mr. Turner's death
it th 29th, win :i Gilligan c
?_? own ?.':!:_ tn s nee he was
r.?--.? I -a.' never s... ? his au?.
? He lived
G of .nr.
?- : HIS leel
-'-? were the
ness had not
Mr. Edwards said there was blood
bath skies of tho case.
Thomas told of ? klllin ? In BmithHeld,
but d'd not tell the posse. Barlow was
: ? .?. hi back ana sa:d he married GHli
e m'a half-sister. D. T. Bppes was brought
into court. He resides at Fergusson's
Wharf. He was a member of the coroner's
Defenses's counsel asked If either Mrs. or
Miss Turner had stated before the Jury
that they took no gun or pistol when they
went down to the shanty alter Davy
Cotton on th.- night of the? killing.
The prosecution objected to the question
and the jury was sent out. Col. Baker
talked about the distinction between con?
tradiction and impeachment, There were
very long arguments by the- attorneys.
The court ruled that the testimony bv
which it was intended to contradict wit?
nesses on an immaterial paint as to the
guilt or innocence of the prisoner, should
Exceptions were noted to the court's
ii_clu_l_ a fit tho testimony, and fa ?tie
court's remarks that the testimonv was
LADIES HAD XO GCN.
before the jury returned the witness was
allowed to say ?? the best of his knowl?
edge and conscience he did not remember
that either of the ladies said she carried
a -un when they went alter Davy Cotton.
The defense announced that they might
want to recall the witness later, but
would dismiss him for the present.
J. R. Barham was put upon the stand.
He said A. C. Gilligan surrendered to
him Sunday, January ?th. He and pris?
oner -.vent with liobt. Fergusson to Mr.
W eed s home and then to Sheriff Ben
D. Edwards, of Surry county. Sheriff
took the prisoner to Petersburg.. Wit
ness said in? ?Larham) took a drink and
so did Sin riff Edwards and Nick. He
only saw the sheriff take one drink.
Witness gave the sheriff a. sealed bot?
tle of liquor. He did it unsolicited. Wit?
ness was asked about Sheriff Edwards'
expecting the reward.
REWARD FOlt GILLIGAX.
The question of rewards and the con?
tradiction of Sheriff Edwards' testimony
was argued at length. The court ruled
that the question of a reward so far as it
related to Sheriff Edwards' statements,
was collateral. Exceptions were noted.
The witness did not hear the Sheriff
say anything of the reward at that time,
but after the jury's exclusion he said
Sheriff Edwards saw him at Surry Court?
house the fourth Tuesday in January,
and said If witness would turn the mat?
ter over in his (the sheriff's) hands he
would get the reward and divide.
Afterwards it was stated incidentally
by counsel that a reward of $100 was of
fered by ihe Governor, and it was
thought $150 more by the Turner fami?
ly. The rewards were for the apprehen?
sion of the prisoner.
Exceptions were made to tho ruling not
permitting the jury to hear witness.
Witness said Sheriff Edwards was e?
ber when he saw him there.
Witness was asked if lie ever heard
Gilligan utter any aspersions against
Miss Turner's character. He was not
allowed to answer. Exceptions were
John J. S. Branch (Hurricane), a detec?
tive who had hunted Gilligan, was asked
about a decoy letter, which was written In
Colonel Boykin told tiie witness not to
The jury was sent out. The witness
said he would not reveal private mat?
ters unless forced to. Judge Hinton want
id to show that live persons helped about
?the letter and four of tham had betsn
He wanted to show that conspiracy to
arrest Gilligan had -existed. With Branch
on the stand the lawyers arguing about
the admission of his evidence, court ad?
journed for dinner.
THE DECOY LETTER.
Court was convened at 2:3(1 o'clock.
Cok.nel Boykin said be would not object
lu Its being asked Branch whether a de?
coy letter was written and who were
present when the decoy letter was writ?
ten. Witness Branch said he knew of
the letter. Five persons were present.
Witness. G-liss Turner, Dr. Turner and
?\\ 1'. Wilson took part in the letter.
Mrs. Agnes I. Turner diil not assist in
writing. Witness said' Miss lsabel dic?
tated ihe letter. There were two letter
begun. Witness positively refused to an?
swer a question from Judge Hinton asking
for the contents of the letters.
Prosecution objected to the question
being ask? .1. Prosecution also objected
to a queJUen asking how the letter was
intended to be sent. The witness as?
sumed th.e responsiblity for the letter
having been written.
Ji?? concocted the plan while lying in
bed and suggested the plan to Dr. Turner,
who thought it good.
Witness said that conviction was not a
condition of securing the reward. The re?
ward was to h?.? given for Gilligan's arri s:
(?!. Boykin 'phoned witness to arrest Gil?
ligan. Mr. Edwards wanted the jury t,,
know what was in the letter. The court
declined to admit that, and exceptions
were noted. Witness was asked if Miss
Isabel had volunteered to give a ?letter to
.1.::;; s Gilligan, to be usui in the pris
om-r's capture. The jury was sent out.
Th,- witness was ask?_-?l io give the purport
of the leiter when the jury had gone, hut
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VOTE FOR BRYAN
The Georeia Democratic Convention
Names a State Ticket and Dele?
gates to Kansas City.
ATLANTA. G ?., June ?.?Georgia's
delegation to the Kansas City Convention
which was chosen in the State Democratic
Convention here to-day, was instructed to
vote for W. J- Bryan?. There was con?
siderable enthusiasm at the mention of
the Nebraskan's name, and the D?mocratie
party hi Georgia showed itself to be a
unit for his seiet tion.
Ihe following are the delegation the?
State-at-large to the Kansas City Con?
Boykin Wright, of Augusta: J. J. Spaid
ing, of Ailan'ia; Wyle P. Purnett. of
Athens; and .Lewis F. Garrard, of Colum?
?. T. Brown, of Atlanta, was elected
temporary chairman. Permanent organ
i::..tion was then effected with Mr. Dubig
non as permanent chairman.
Tho following State ticket was nom?
For Governor, Allen D. Candler; for
Secretary of State. Phil Cook; for Attor?
ney-General. Joseph M. Terrell; for
Comptroller-General. William A. Wright;
for Treasurer. U. E. Park: for Commis?
sioner of Agriculture, O. 13. Stevens; for
Commissioner of Education, G. R. Glenn;
for Justice of the Supreme Court. William
A. Little and Hal. T. Lewis.
Three Prison Commissioners were also
There were no contests for any of the
places on the State ticket, the delegates
having been sent to the convention in?
structed by the State primary, held in
The convention also named Augustus '
Dupont and Fulton Colville Presidential
electors from the State-at-large.
The platform which the convention
adopted endorsed the Chicago platform of
ISO and declared against the national poli?
cies of the Republican party.
Haiinoiiy in Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, KY., June 11.?Charac- !
terized by harmony was to-day's con?
vention wtiieh met to seLct delegates from
the Siate-al-large to the- National Con?
vention at Kansas City. But one name
was presented for temporary chairman, j
that of Hon. ?. M. James, of Marion
county, and he was elected-by acclama?
After a. number of speeches had been
made, tho convention adjourned until eve?
It was nearly 9 o'clock when the night
session was called to order.
Tho convention voted down an amend?
ment to send four dele-gates to Kansas City
ir.'suad of eight.
Senator Blackburn read the report of
?CoaUuued on Second Pas?3.X^ J
Boers Evacuate Position
During the Night.
? FORMIDABLE FORCE
General Botha Withstood Roberts'
Armv for Two Davs.
FOUGHT WITH DETERMINATION.
The Boera Hold Both Flanks Until
Hamilton Occupied the Hill iu
Their Front?Duller Can't
Advance Farther Until
He Gets Supplies
LONDON, June 15.-3:30 A. M.?That
Commandant General Louis Botha should
have been able to stand for two days
against Lord Roberts and then to retreat
without losing any guns or having any of
his men captured, is taken to mean that
he has a force which the British must
still reckon as formidable, when acting
The pacification of the whole Transvaal
is looked upon as a business requiring
months rather than weeks. Meanwhile
everything goes well for the British arms.
A dispatch from Lorenzo Marques, dated
"President Kruger is holding on to his
gold and issuing paper notes from a press
in his executive car. The Boer officials
are now paying out plain gold discs un- j
General Buller will bo iihaible to advance
further until he gets supplies. H? will
probably wait until tiie tunnel has been
cleared. Tho British took no tilling with?
out paying for it.
General Rundle had a sharp skirmish at
Ficksburg on June 13. General Hundle
held the attention of the Boers in front
with two guns while Yeomanry were sei
MISS SERENA ISABEL TURNER.
around to their rear and drove them off,
with a loss to the British of three wounded.
Two patrols were also wounded.
President Sieyn is at Citkop. His pres?
ence there is supposed to account ior the
Bullet* and Roberts Hender One An?
other Mutual Assistance.
LONDON, June 11?10:35 A. M.?The War
Office issues the following report from
Loi-d Roberts, under daxe of Pretoria, June
"The enetuy evacuated their strong posi?
tion during the night and have retired to
the eastward. BuUer's force and mine 'nave
afforded each other mutual assistance.
Our occupation of Pretoria caused num?
bers of Boers to ?withdraw from Laing's
Nek. anil BuUer's advance to Volksrust
made them feel their rear would be shortly
British. Were Enjraired With Botha
LONDON*. ?Tune 11-Lard Robert's re?
port to 'the War Office under jdate of
Pretoria, June 13th, 9:55 A. M., as follows:
"Methuen advanced to Honlngspruit yes?
terday and found all. Quiet. Kroonstadt is
?sUOOglx ?eia. .?fc&uaa reluj^-ci, i^da.^ ta .
Rherwster river, where the railway is be?
"We were engaged all yesterday with
Botha's army. The enemy' fought with
considerable determination and held our
cavalry on both flanks: but Tan Hamilton,
assisted by the Guard's Brigade of Pole
CareWs dlvlson, pushing forward, took the
hill in 'Ms front, which caused the enemy
to fall back on their second position to
the eastward. This they are still holding.
"The great extent of country which tats
to be covered under modern conditions of
warfare, renders progress very slow.
"Details of the casualties have not reach?
ed me, but I understand they are moder?
ate In numbers. The only further casual?
ties reported ?? date are two officers
Make Fonila! Submission.
LONDON, June 14.?General Buller re?
ports to the War Office as follows:
HEADQUARTERS AT LAING'S NEK,
Juno 14 (Morning),?'"Cenerai "Dyttleton
yesterday received the formal submission
of the town and district of Walckerstroorn,
which the enemy is believed to have com?
MR. W. F- PEERS KILLED.
His Life Was Crushed Out While He
Was Coupiiii's; Cars Near Doswell.
A brakunan on the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railroad by tlie name of "William F.
Peers lost his life at an early hour yes?
terday morning while coupling cars near
Mr. Peers was caught between the
bumpers of two freight cars while coupling
them. His death was almost instanta?
neous. His body was brought direct to
Richmond, and his wife, who -resides at
Charlottesville, notified. She arrived here
last night with her little child.
The remains will be taken to Charlottes?
ville for interment.
MRS, GLADSTONE DEAD.
Widow of" tho Great Statesman Passed j
LONDON, June 14.?Mrs. Gladstone,
widow of William E. Gladstone, the Eng?
lish statesman, died at 5:40 P. M. to-day.
Mrs. Gladstone, who had been uncon?
scious for about twenty-two hours, died
without recovering consciousness.
LONG IN THE FIELD.
Buttons With ?? Picture Distributed I
PHILADELPHIA, June 14.?Chairman ]
Hanr.a is much sought after in tho hope
that he will givo some indication of his '
choice for the Vice-Presidency, but ho
is sui!, non-committal.
The avowed candidates are Lieutenant
Governor Woodruff, of New York, who
his friends on the ground hustling for
him; Secretary Long, who was launched
to-day as a full Hedged candidate by tho
distribution of his picture on buttons,]
labelled, "For A'ice-President. John D. ?
Long," and Representative Dolliver, of |
Iowa. _ ;
According to the present outlook, be- |
sides the three named, there will be votes ?
cast for a number of favorite sons, j
though probably in many instances it will
be purely a complimentary vote.
THE HOTEL QUESTION.
Chairman Joues in Kansas City to
Look Over Situation.
KANSAS CITY. MO., June 14.? Senator
James K. Jones, chairman of the Demo?
cratic National Committee, arrived here
to-day to preside over the sub-committee
meeting to-morrow. The committee will j
decide finally on arrangements for the
National Convention in July.
National Connuitteemaii Campau, of
Michigan, also arrived, and together they
visited the Hall. Chairman Jones said:
"I will talk the hotel situation over with
the sub-e.Tmmittee and then issue a state?
ment to the Associated Press, telling ex- j
ac.l? how matters stand."?
A LEGATION HAS
And a Foreign Minister
is Reported Killed
Between Tien Tsin and ihe Interna?
tional Column of Troops.
DIFFICULTIES ARE ENCOUNTERED
The Progress of the Expedition is Ex?
tremely Slow, and It Has Only
Reached Half-Way l'oint?Ur?
gent Request lor Protection
of Atiierieans.iii Yang
LONDON, June 14.?A special dispatch
from Shanghai says an unconfirmed report
has reached there from Tien Tsin to the
effect that a foreign. legation has been
burned and that a minister has been killed.
The names, it is added, are withheld pend?
ing a confirmation of tiie report.
It is further rumored here that tho In?
ternational relief parties are experiencing
great difficulties in regard to provisions
A 'telegram received from Tun Nan
Fu says that the English and French
missions there have been burned, and that
the foreign residents have taken refuge In
the Viceroy's residence. Tho trouble, this
dispatch says, is 'reported to be due to
FAVOR RESTORATION OF ? WAN G
Russia and France Insist on Partition
LONDON, June 14.?A succiai dispatch
from Shanghai, dated to-day. says:
"A report has reached here that the
British, American and Japanese ministers
in Pekin favor the restoration of Emperor
Kwang Su, but that the French and Rus?
sian ministers insist upon the powers tak?
ing charge of China. It is further report?
ed that the respective divisions of the
country have already been a?>sigi:ied.
; "The belief is tha: the withdrawal of the
: British ships from the Yang Tse Kiang is
an indication of Great Britain's disclaimer
of the 'sphere theory.' " /
Later reiwrts from Tien Tsin confirm the
news of fhe burning of the Japanese lega?
tion, but the. rumor that minister has been
murdered is not confirmed.
REACH LANG FANG.
International Expedition Half-Way to
TIEN iTSIN, Wednesday, June IC.?The
international expedition is now at Lang
Fang, half way to Pekin. The troops found
tiie station destroyed and two hundred
yartis of the track torn up. Upon appear?
ing at the station they found the "Boxers"
still carrying on the work of destruction,
but the latter bolted into 'the village upon
the appearance of the advance party. A
shell from a six-pounder was dropped Into
the village, and the Boxera fled up .the
A courier who arrived this morning from
Pekin and Lang Fang, brought a letter
from the American Legation, seating ?that
? Geu?&4 ?!&? iiuht >??? ^usuii?jajiii: ?
pose tho entrance of the foreign tronos
Ten thousand troops are guarding the
south gate. The courier reports that it is
stated that upwards of two thousand Box
era are in the immediate neighborhood of
The Railroad Cut.
TIEN TSIN. June II.?Railroad C m
municatlon between this Dlace and Ad?
miral Seymour's tnternational force has
been cut three miles beyi nd ? an . Tsun.
Two bridges have been destroyed.
It is rumored here that the Boxers are
determiutc. to bur.-. Tien Tsin Station to?
It is expected that Admiral Seymour
has made Lang F?ng a secondary lei??.
and that he wiil advance tho remaining
forty miles as rapidly as possible.
Rine at Yuii-Na-I'u.
SHANGHAI, June 14.?A dispatch frc.n
Chung King says that a riot has taken
place at Yun-Na-Fu. The buildings ot" the
China inland mission were partially de?
stroyed and those of the Roman Catholic
and Bible Christian Missions were utter?
ly? ?omollshed. Ail the missionaries arc
Posi: ioti Critical.
LONDON. June 14.?A SDecial despatch
from Shanghai says the nosition of :>:.?
Legations at Ptkiti is most critical. Ac?
cording to this dispatch. 30.000 Chlnejo
troops are drawn up outside the gat^d of
the city to oppose the relief force, and guns
are trained on the American. Brlti.h an?!
The American, Russian and Japanese
ministers have sent a courier to Tl?n-Tsln,
asking for 2.0 ?? I o >;? ?:' ? ?.?'-, nationality.
The United Si - :? ?'? ! ? Yorktown
and Castine left yes ? rd iy f r Tong-Ku.
Tlure is no foreign -a tr ship now here.
Dispaici?. From Seymour.
? WASHINGTON. June 14.?A dispatch
lias Ir en received at tile British embassy
?tere from Admiral Seymour, in command
of the International troops now forcing
their way from Tien Tsin to Pekin. The
dispatch ..;__-.:.?>? the extreme difficulties
encountered, mainly in tiie form of tracks
destroyed, and .- ited that the progress was
only three miles for tao preceding twenty
No Kt.'tsuest lor Troops.
WASHINGTON. June 14.?It was said at
the State Deportai ..: to-day that no re?
quest tor 2.0Q?, >r In ici any number
..f troojj?, has ;.??? -\ ;??? . ? I fr -m Minister
Conger, as reported from Shanghai.
As a matter of fact tiie State Depart?
ment has not heart] from Minister Conger
f.,r thisty-slx hours"past. It is gathered
that til-.?. ?.--; ...: Foreign Offici ? ari in
preciseli ;.: som. position respecting their
diplomati.; .? iresenitatives ;: Pekin.
There is talk ?: a joint request on <_t::-;. :?
Japan or Russia, or both of them, t.. land
a strong turco _? soldiers.
Mr. Nabeshima says Jai . would ? it
dong sui h lines unless all ti:?.? powers
11 i in a request of that character.
Crave Danger Threatened.
WASHINGTON, dune 14.-John Fbrd,
American Asiatic Asso
. iation, today received the following
blegram from the Shanghai branch ut
' .-"HAXGHAr. dune 1:!.?Grave danger
threatens Americans Yang Tse Valley,
Urgently advise immediate gunboat pro?
Russian Troop* Land.
TIEN TSIN, June lt.?The Russians have
landed four S-centlmeter guns. These,
with the 1.700 men. will start on the march
for Pekin to-morrow.
The opinion is growing here that the
imp? ria! troops will attack th_ Interna?
tional column near the capita!, probably
at Fong Tai.
Message From Kcinpfl*.
WASHINGTON, June 14.?The following
cablegram has been received from Ad?
'?Tongaku, June 13.
?'Secretary of th.? Navy, Washington:
"Twenty-five hundred men on the road
(Continued on Second ~?tge.)
THE DEATH OF
A Useful and Consecrated Life of
an Honored Man Comes to a
Close at His Home,
MOBILE, ALA.. June 14?Special.?Right
Rev. Richard Hooker Wilmer, Episcopal
Bishop '?:" the Diocese o? Alabama, died
at his home in this city to-d iy, In the
eighty-tilth year of his age. He had be? a
in feehl hi dth for'some time, and his
death was not a surprise. The news of
Bishop Wihn r*s death caused genuine
sorrow throughout th?? city, as ih- dis?
tinguish I livin ?.'.? : exceedingly popular
in this State regardless of religious creed.
Trie funeral will take place to-morrow
afternoon at ? o'clock.
SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.
The Right Rev. Richard Hooker *? li?
me.-, came of an oid Maryland family
and was born In Alexandria, Va., on
March loth, lil'J. He graduated at ?a.-.
in lsJu. and at the Theological Seminary
of the Episcopal church near Alexandria
in ISO. Or" this institution he was the
o'.?cst living alumnus, except the Ri '?'?
Kensey John Stewart, D. D., who surr
vived him and is now residing in Richmond.
Bishop Wilmer was ordained in Monu?
mental church of Richmond on Easter
day, 1S4?, and was for many yeans rector
of St. Paul's church, Goochland, where
he ministe'red to the Episcopalians on
James River. He was then called to or?
ganize Emanuel churea. Henrico, and un?
der his administration that church was.
built and a congregation assembled and
'organized. He remained there until March
Gth, 1862, when he was consecrated li'.-h
op of Alabama In St. Paul's church. Rich?
mond, Va. He then moved to Alabama
where he has ever since restd-?d. He re?
ceived the ds-fsree of D. D. from William
and Mary College in 1500. and L. L. D.
from the University of Ox'ord. England,
At the close of the war Bishop Wlinier
recommended to the- clergy of his dio?
cese the omission of that prayer offered
in the morning service of the Episcopal
church "For the Presidmt of the United
States and ail in Civil Authority," on th?
ground that only military government
existed in Alabama. Thereupon Gea. Geo.
?. Thomas, the ex-Virginian, sus?
pended him tind his clergy from their
functions, but the order was afterwards
set aside by President Johnson.
Bishop Wilmer has always been dis?
tinguished for his eloiuence as a preacn
er. for the soundness of hj^; doctrine,
the simplicity and beauty of his persanal
life. He had a great fund of wit and hu?
mor In him which amused and delighted
all who came under his influence. He
was a most ardent Southerner in his feel?
ings and gave utieranc? to many wnote- ;
some truths in his book on "The Recent j
____&A<^__jSuU_U?_E_? &t_J_i__Ult_.'? _ j
NEW RECTOR FOR
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
Rev. ? F. Reese, of Geor?
gia, Has Been Called.
HE WILL ACCEPT IT
His Name Was Under Consideration
for More Than Two Months,
WAS NOTIFIED LAST NIGHT.
?Ilr. Reese Was at One Timo Rectos of
Trinity Church, Portsmouth??irief
Sketch of His Ministerial Ca?
reer?Isa Nativo? t>t" Balti
t i more?Well Known
Lev. Fr? . rick ''. R -. of Macon, u*.,
h : ? ".?? a called to su ; Et ? Dr. ?Hart?
ley Carmi ?- .?. St. Paul's
Th ? ?.. I " ..-.? ladt night
that he had ted reel ??.- or their
F t re tl : tn ? ?. aths the name o? \
Mr. Reese has been under consid?ration
by the vestry, a committee troni St. Paul's
having waited on him in Macon, relative
to tho acceptai
Mr. Re a !; ?, tir . assured the ves?
try th it he will accept the cai! He is at
pr sent pastor of Dna of th m ? ' tlourish
::. : churches in ? ;??-.- ?
HE WILL ACCEPT.
Mr. Reese will iccept the call r once,
and will probabij ent r ?:;?? ? his new dc:d
of labor at an early date.
It will be remembered thai St. ?'.?.ill's
?Church has been without , permanent
" for the .? ist two years, Kev. Dr.
C irmli !:. si's h pei m?ting him
to come back hom mil resume his work
Mr. Reese's ? iming -.: in to Virginia
will be hailed with t b\ a i ???? ntrni
: - .1 Virgin! tn ided In Virginia
for several years : warded aa one.
of the most git' : in the L'plscopal
Ministry: pos markairiy clear
voice and easy flow ?>f tanguage. He .9
? ut ? scej tion iril nt minister: ? man
of unu nial ; ( young
Fi ???? ? ?;?" v. .? ? ? :?;: .<\le.
His work :?:: ..? his been
keynote of his ? ful ministerial
?? :' ? " He 1 -? ' ;? iititnor?, bue
ww for sew student at tho
University ol Virginia, md the Berkely
Aft? r con ! in the minis?
try he ? cull to Trinity Church,
.it Portsmouth years ago ho
acc ipted ? call I hurch, at M.i.-cn,
TWO WRECKS ON SOUTHERN.
Passenger Trains Dash Together Near
.??'?.???. CA., Jun 14.?A N'orth
Railway colini I this mo .. ... ? ith an in?
coming acc ? Juno tion,
rivo miles from Atlanta EJ spera
?.?. ? I oiled md : inning thirl -live n:i:es an
fireman; W. A. Sharp, Greenville, S. C. :
Miss l'avi.?.;. Gainesville, Go?; W. ??
Davis, Atta " . p ? ? M< Bride-,
?remart; Julius WllheK. Atlanta, ???. r ;
mess, ???;? .?; J. ? ?. Atlanta,
?.. g ..; :. .. - . . Ini ? iii&s.
:.- ITayfl i the air ?.. . ?
".....'. ' ! ' .?:..
round ? . . at hi r
?..?.? ? reck "? . . [lure of ch^
it ..?- .-.: Bell : . ? hoid th?
ASKEVIL??.;-:. ? ? ' lane ti.?Tha
Xorth-b ? . ? ! Vi tibule on Sou ? a
?Railway, whj ? 7U3? th?a ::?.?.r:i
[ng. was wr ? ?'? to\ ? . ? of here.
The train . ? I .? .:..'
The en jfaies wer ? ? .
The co) ' - .?:? hurt and
the baggage master mo jlneer bail! y
bruis L i' . Tenn :: >ri il Associa?
tion was on ! iitors
were InJ ired beyond a ?? shaking; up.
NEWPORT NEWS IMPROVEMENTS
The Band Pro*>ositi.>ii Carried With a
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. Jim M-Spe?
ci.il.? i ;. fr? e holder ...?ten
to-day vot? : ... ? in ta issai
$30.000 worth onda for ??aba?; improve,
*"' taaue was earn : ... ? large ma?
jority. Of thia amount $50.0>JO will b..? ext
pended for sehool bouses, gtt.tiO? ??,:- -::t(
departments u ?art rs an ; ,r un
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
-Rev. Fred, rl k V. ?.:?,. ..-. Mac in.
Ca., called to rect rsfaip St. Paura
?Commet] ?.cerei the ; i.^i;
?Final exercises o? the session at Rich?
? .??c-'.vs and -;?>.?- ':' ..;...v.z Virginia
?Directors o? the ? ......? ot Com??
?Bishop Wilm?r. w Il-Liown'in Rich??
monii, ?lies ia Alabama.
?In the Gilligan trial ye: terday the de-*
fence sought to show that '.Wttigan bai)
never defamed the cam ? .\?.?..?= Turner,
J.UO preparation of a d ' C written
oy Alisa Turner at th ? ? I a de?
tective in order to capture Gilligan, W33
?Hugh Britton shoots himself to ?l-_-ut!j
?The nickel counterfeiter ::i Newnor|
?Conventions North and South instruct
tor w. J. Bryan.
?Tho Republican Committee in Piula*
uelfhia busy deciding contests.
?Two wrecks yestec?ay ou tho South?
?Chairman Jones In Kansas i-'ity inves?
tigating the hotel questions
?Th. Chinese situation? t?hows no it?*
?a foreign legation in Tien Tsin burnett
ami a mtnlstw reported killed.
?international column makes slow.
?B.*ew under Botha eva<:uaa?*_ ;tUi?j^^
liOstUou, si>?ria? ill? aiZiU*_