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The fhermometer ranged ?ts rollows at
The Timos ofti-e yr.ste.rday: ? A. M., 61:
?12 M.. ?*: 3 P. M., 71; 6 P. M.. <~: n P. M..
<e2; 12 midnight, 60. Average, W.S.
Forecast fcr Wednesday anrtt Thursday:
Vlrginla-Partly ctoudy Wednesday an*
Thursday: fresh west to southwest w*nds\
Xorth Carolina?Kalr Wednesday aiui
Thursday; light variable wln^s.
VOL Itf N0 221
RICHMOND. VA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1901
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON CHURCH HILL
Hunter, Gordon and Parks
MAKE GOOD SPEECHES
Dsclare That No White Man Wil
Lose His Vote.
RECORDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.
They Are Cornparcd and Republican State
menU Are Rcfuted as to This aad Sul
frafic?-President Roosevelt Toached
L'p and Demoeratic Nominees
The second of the series of Demoeratic
rallies for this <-ity was held at Cor
coran Hall last night, tlie orators being
IDelegates Eppa llunton, Jr.. R- Lind
say Gordon, and K. S. Parks. A gooit
eized crowd was present and lardella's
Band discoursed sweet music.
Among the prominent leaders on the
Ltage and in the audience were: Presi?
dent Gooue. Mayor Xaylor, Captain K.
S. Parks. Delegates Barbour aid Crls
mond. Mr. John M. Higgins. Judge IX
C, RJchardsoh, Mr. F. A. Bowery, o->ei?>
gates Turhbull, Johes of Pitusylvania,
Lovell, Vaiuaey, Moncure*. Gjrcen. and
j--air!'ax. Judge W. b. Gooch, Gordon, ot
Nelson; Smith, of Alexandria; Moore, ot
Falrfax, and Colonel George Wayne An
, Tlie speakers were all ln Bne trim ar.a
fche meeting was a most successful one.
tThev went aTter Messrs. Pedlgo, Sum?
mers. T. U. Moore, Hoge and Roosevelt
ln particular, and other Republican lead
iers iu general, and in common parlance
they fairly "made the wpol fly." All
three of them denled that there was any
remote prospect of the convention de-^
privlng any white man of his vote, and"
riddled the record of the Republicans on
suffrage, public education and other mut
ters lu which the peonle are Interested.
They all said striking things and many
of them. Mr. Huntdn, after paylng his
respects to Messrs. Summers and 1 '?
'without mincing words. said: "We may
take them J'roin Pedlgo, the lowest,
through Moore and Summers. and tne
end is not yet. for we find the President
of the United States, several days ago,
.with a negro by his side feasting in the
[White House on '^bssum and sweet po
Mr. Gordon said: "If ii be true that
Roosevelt, after ihsulting the white peo?
ple .!' the Soutli by liaving a negro dine
wiib him at the White House, is amused
'at the criticlsms. he has not as much
eense as Gileg B. Jackson. who declined
to be his guest on that occasion."
a:i the sp eches w< :??? "red hot." and
Uiey were loudly cheered by tbe audience.
Chairman Doherty callod the meeting
t.< order at S:13 o'clock and" introdnced ]
< \-Justjce D. C. Richardfeon, who pre- j
s'ded and presented the dlstrngiiished
oralors of the evening. Mr. Richaro'son |
madi a brlef out eloquent appeal to his I
ncighbors and friends to stand by the
lickel arid" help to roll up an old-fash
loned majority in Richmond on Novem
!n closlng he introdnced Hon. Eppa
liunton, Jr., of Fauquier, who came for
ward amid a storm of applause from the
audience . It was Mr. Hijnton's first
appearance before a poHticial audience iu
Richmond, and lf spoke with great earn
estness and ability. and was listenej to
with rapt attention and often loudly
cheered by his enthuslastic hearers. Mr.
liunton devoted himself almost exclu
siv< ly to a discusslon of State issues, and
b<- handlecV them with eluraoteristic
"By their fruits shall ye judge them."
was his text as he went on to review the
ndministration of government by tbe
T'emocratic party in Virginia, and said if
that party had not been faithful to the
people he would not ask his hearers to
Bupport their ticket in this election. He
snio tbe party presented to the people a
olean sheet and had given them an hon
est administration of the public affairs
since they had come into power.
SBTTLEB THE 6TATE 1EPT.
Mr. Hunton poihtefi out that they had
Eetlied the j.ublic debt and that nov. the
creclit of the State was adtnirable and
her bimds were in great demand. He said
theie were 1,300 moic public schouls in
the State now than a few years ago, and
K1XJ00.O00 wcro cxpciidt d y.arly for this
purposc, which was the lurgvst of any
State ln the CJnlon when total Sncomes
w t re cousidere.l.
Training schvolc for male teachers had
been pr??Wded. and appropriations were
continued to William and Mary College
ior this purpose. Comihg to a discusslon
oi pensions, Mr. Hunton paid" a glorious
trJbute to the Confederate soldier and
sajd the State was contrlbuting $17(U*?j
j.er year to the care of the old soldlers
and their widows.
He refenvd to the fact that the Demo
crati( party, under the leadershlp of Mr.
Montngue, had dcelared for.an emplbyers'
liability bill and that ihe coming Eegis
Utture would carry it into effect.
WHITE SUPREMACY. -
Mr. Hunton went for tbe Republican
party in a severe but gentcel main. r
and created great enthusiasm by declm
ing that the proper name for the Re?
publican party was tiie "black" Repub?
lican party and always would be. He
said the great issue was whether tlie
white people should contlnue to control
the affairs of this State or whether the
"black" Republican party should come
into power. He referred to the speeches
of Republicans in the convention and said
the whole trend there among them was
a love for the negro like that which pre
vailed throughout the entire State among
the members of that party. He read tlie
epeech of Colonel Summers, in which he
had declared that negroes were as gooa
as white men, and scored the purty to
which that gentieman belongcd with
On speaking of Mr. T. L. Moore's state
ment thHt his father was a Confederate
uoldior. but that he was glad the Con-.
federacy had! failcd, Mr. Hunton said he
?would die l>efore he. ihe *on <'f a Con?
federate ?old'ier, i would stand before an
audience and uttor such a sentiment. Mr.
Hunton then oar.'ie to Mr. Pcdigo's spc-e( h
i.nd fairly t<>re *t ln shrc-ds. He referred
to those men a* "old Pedlgo" ajict "old
H?? s^id if anything would down the
Pnd'crwood Consttuilon it was that
Pedigo endorsed it. He K?i<i Summers
was a Bort of a good juitured, irreaponsl
ble follow, who made wanderlng speeches.
while the *peech of Pedigo Avas a stud?e<t
mim-nAfr tu?*>n thp pfflm> <^t Vtra!ni?, He
said Mr. T. L. Moore had by his silcncc
cndorscd the speech of Pedigo, while he
had faintly rcpudiatcd that or Summers,
;.nd that Mr. Moore had named J. ilamp
ton Hoge for Governor and wartteoV to
folst Pc-digo's ideas upon the whlte peo?
ple of Virginia. Me discusscd the recon
struction period in the South, and showed
that Confederate soialcrs i>nd one-halt
of the Whlte people of Virginia were
disfranchised under military rule.
THAT FAMOCS DIXXER.
Continulng, Mr. Hunton said: "We
have consldered' them from Pedigo, the
lowest, through Summers and Moore, ar.d
the end is not yet. We lind a few days
ago the President of the United States
and Booker Washington diuing together
in the. White House on 'possum and sweet
potatoes." There was great applause at
this reference to the dinnor, and it was
some time before the speaker could pro
ln conclusion, Mr. Hunton asked If the
white people of Virginia were willing to
trust the Pedigc?, the Moores, the Sum?
mers and the Roosevelts to run the gov?
ernment of their State cr would they
continue to trust the people of their ov.-n
race. Ho assured his hearers, taking ,'in
other moment, that no white man would
be disfranchised as a rcsult of the co.t
vention's work, and connselled patience,
and thought all would end well for ihe
white people- of Virginia,
MR. GORDOX SPEAKS.
Mr. Richardson introduced Mr. Gordon.
and he was received with much enthu
siasm. The speaker said he could not im
derstand how white people, remembering
their glorious traditions, could join the
mongrel i>arty, headed by., Summers, Pedi?
go et als. He said the Fnderwood Con?
vention was called by the negroe's of
Virginia, and that the Republican party
of to-day was the same one that had
foisted this monstroslty upon the white
people of the State. He defined scala
wags and carpetbaggers, and deciared
that the Repuplleans of to-day were r.o
better than those who sat in the ,TJhder
He said, above all c-Ise. the present con?
vention was called to right the great
wrongs corhmitted in the Underwood
Convention, and that the noble body of
men proposed to restore a white maivs
government in deed and in word by com
pletely dlsfrarichising the negro. without
taking the right of suffrage from a slnglc
white man in tlie State. He had no uii
kind feelings fnv ihe old issue negro. but
he deciared with emphasis and amid a
Btonh of applause that the new negro
was a menace to clvilization, and should
and would be removed from the pblitics
of the State as a. factor. He compU
mented President McKinley. and said he
was t"n<^ broadest and best leader his
party had ever given to the country. He
denounced anarchy, and said that among
other great issues must be met by the
white people, but that they could not
meet them suecessfully with the negro
on their backs.
AT OXE SIXG-LE RLOW.
"I want t<> strike him from the politi?
cal anna." the speaker deciared, "and
at one fell swoop. and p^ace the white
people once and forever safely in control
(I-' 'li.-'" <>wn d>Ptlnies."
Mr. Gordon, who is a member of the
SafTrage Committee. pald a tribute to his
colleagrues. and sa.d they would spoedily
accompli'sh the purpose for which they
were appointed, and that no white man
would lose his vote. He showed that the
re< ord of the white. people in Virginia
in past conventions had been to enlarge
Ihe suffrage, so as to allow all white men
t?i vote. Yet the Republicans whose
party had disfranchlsed one-half of the
white people. wasitvying to c.reate the im
pression that the convention now in ses
sion would strike down a part of its own
people. He said with the elimination of
the black vote, the white vote would puri
fy itself, and Anglo-Saxon virtue wottld
nssert itself in ekctions and every where.
He d-nounced the statement thal any
suffrage plan pending contemplated prop?
erty as a qualiftcation for voting.
A FOOL1SII CLAIM.
"Air. Gordon said there could be no more
foolish or fallaclous propositlon than that
the Democratic party would strike down
its poor members, for if they did, they
would not have a corporal's guard of
votes left, He said nearly all the Repub?
lican leaders in Virginia were sour-heart-^
ed, sore-headed, disgruntled Democarts
who had been disappointed office-scekcrs.
(Continued on Second Page.)
Rev. A. H. Hamiiton Preached Opan
ing Sermon?Largest At
tendance in History.
(Special Dispatch to The TiuK-s.)
LYXCHBURG, VA., October 22.?Synod
opened to-night at S o'cloek with one of
the largcst c-nrollments of members pres?
ent the first day that has even been
made in its long history of over a century.
The beautiful new church was nlled- to
everllowing with the members of Synod
well to the front. ajid occupying about
one-half of the main auditorium. Miss
Edith llamner, of Lynchburg1, sang a
Rev. A. H. Hamiiton. the last modc-rator,
preached the opening sermon, on Mattliew
9, 36-3S, and brought out the fact, the cause
and the cure of the decline in the num?
ber of candidates lor the ministry in the
After the sermon the roll was called and
"02 members answered to their naraes,
and nine who had not previously reported
Rev. W. H. Woods, D. D., was elected
modc-rator, ar.d Rev. E. B. McCluer and
Elder G. E. Caskie were elected tem
porary derks of the 114th session of Vir?
Railwsys Bring Peiitlon That They May Be
Allowed (o Proceed With Work.
(By Associated Tress.)
XEW ORbEANS, Oct. 22.?The lllinols,
Central and Mississippi Valley Railroads
to-day broTight a pc-tition in the civil
district court, seeking to compel the
Orlcans Levee Board to grant their pe
tition to go forward with the vast har
bor improvements planned by the roads.
The grant already has been approved
by the City Council, but the concurrence
of the Levee Board is essential. The
suit is the resuit of an ambiguity in the
new State Constitutiou. It ia thought
that a decislon will be reached in the
litigatlon in thirty days.
?.- 9 -
To Be WeddeJ.
(Sppc'.al Dispatch to Tho Tlnieg.)
EMPORIA, VA., Oct. 22.?Mr. David
Prince. a, popular young gentleman of
South Emporia, left for Franklin to-lay,
where he will to-morrow wed Miss' Jeu?
nie Beale, of that town.
Mrs. George S. Bruce, who has been
spend'ing the past month with her moiher,
Mrs. K. Tj. Tuiner, left this morning for
hw 1,,.??..- <-. \V~-.ilv>-fnrd. TeXBS.
STARS AND BARS
Confederate Flags En
twined With Old Glory.
To the Thousands of Confederate
Veterans and Visitors.
MANY BEAUTIFUL DECORATIONS.
Governor Tyler to Be Entertnined by the
Petersburg Club in its liaudsorae New
Quarters ? Business Houses and
Schoois Will Close in h'onor of
the Veterans' Visit?Ccn
tral State Hospital.
(Speclai Dispatch to Xlio Tlmes.)
PETERSBURG, VA., Oct. 22.?The final
arrangenients have been made for the
meeting of the Grand Camp of Confede?
rate Veterans, which will assemble in
'Petersburg to-morrow. A very large at
tondance of delegates from the various
camps in the State is expected, as all
indlcations point that way. The city is
beaulifully decorated in honor of the vis?
iting veterans. The streets are brllliantly
lighted, and red anu white bunting and
Confederate battle llags, as well as the
stais and stripes, wave'from every buiid
Private residences in every part of the
city are elaborately docorated for the oc?
All the veterans. military organizations
and others who will be In the city to
take part in the grand parade on Thurs?
day will be given hihch at t'ne Faxmers'
Waxehotise, which has been futed up for
TO EXTERTAIX GOVERNOR.
Governor Tyler, who is to visit Peters?
burg to attend the meeting of the Grand
Caimp, will be ehtertained by the Peters
Club Wednesday evening at their hand
somely ftirnlshed rooms on Sycamore
Street. It is hoped that Governor Tyler
will make an address before the Grand
Camp at one of its sessions.
The banks, freight depots and business
httuses will close Thursday.
The pttblic schoois will give holiday on
Wednesday and Thursday.
LETTERS OF .COM'MEXDATIOX'.
Petersburgers generally have expressed
themselves as hlghly gra'tiiied at the
Times in the Confederate reunion, and
handsome interest shpwn by Tlie
some of them have written lettera con
gratulating and tbanking The Times ifor
the splendld dlsplay of the reunion ar
rangements in its colnmns, as follows:
Petersburg, Va., Oct. 21. 1001.
Editor of The Times, Richmond, Va.:
Sir,?The A. P. Hill Camp of Veterans
and all connected with them are loud
irt their praise of the 'Richmond Times
for the handsome display that was given
matters jjertaining to the session of the'
Grand Camp in Petersburg in last Sun
day's issue. They recognize the time,
trouble and expense involved in such an
undertaking. to say nothing of the in?
terest that must have prompted it. While
our local newspapers have been most
kind in giving prominence to all these
matters, we especially appreciate such
favors from the press o>f> other cities. in
recognition of the fact that this is an
occasion in which the whole State is in
CARTER R. BISTIOP.
. Petersburg. Va., Oct.^il, 1901.
Editor of The Times. Richmond, Va.:
Dear Sir,?So many have spoken in com
mendation of the excellent account in
Sunday's Times concerning the Confed?
erate reunion to be held in Petersburg
this week. that I wish to- assure you of
the appreciation manifested for the in?
terest that paper took in the occasion.
Yours very truly,
J. M. MTJIjLEN.
Among those who wrote letters tbank?
ing The Times was W. E. Harwoodcom
mander o'P A. P. Hill Camp Confederate
Veterans, who, as hosts of the reunion,
appreciate the aid of The Times.
Petersburg, Va., Oct. 21, 1901.
Editor of Tlie Time.?, Richmond, Va.:
Sir,?Confederate veterans. citizens, all
are loud in their praise of the splendid
account contained in your Sunday paper
of the reunion to be held in Petersburg
this week. The account, I can assure
you, was appreciated by ^v-ry one inter
ested in the coming reunion.
' Yours very truly,
W. E. HARWOOD.
MANY WILL G0 FROM HERE.
Richmond lo Be Largely Represented at the
Grand Camp Alcetiug.
Richmond will be well represented at
the Grand Camp meeting in Petersburg
this week. A large number of veterans
will .go over to-day and* much greater
numbers to-morrow. The attendance
from this city will probably be larger
than at any previous session of the Grand
Camp. The delegations from Lee and
Pickett Camps will go over this morning
on the 9:05 train and the two camps will
go over to-morrow with full ranks to take
part in the parade. which promises to be
an imposing affair. The camps and tho
First Battalion of the Seventieth Regi?
ment will take the 11:15 train. The
veterans from the Soldiers' Home will
also go to Petersb-urg to-morrow and
mingle with their old comradc-s in arms.
Seventv or more will probably make the
trip and tho day will mean more to them
than to any others in attendance. lar
della's Band will accompany Lee Camp.
while the battalion will have Stein's
Governor Tyler will go over this eve?
ning accomnanied by Colonels Skelton,
Cameron, Carrington, Pleasants and Tcn
nai'.t, and by Colonel Jo. Lane Stern, as
sistant inspector-goneral. Colonel Mann.
of Xottoway; Harman, of Puluski. and
Moore. of Wythe, wili meet the party in
Petersburg. A dozen saddles, for the use
of the Governor and staff, were shipped
yesterday. The horses to be ridden in the
parade will be furnished by Petersburg
. Advancc in Wages Grnnted.
Oly Associated Press.)
FAX.L. RIVER, MASS., Oct. 22.?Xotlces
have been posted' in the Iron AVorks Cot
ton Mills tpcreaslng wages 5 ner cent:.
to take effeet. Xovember 4th. Thla 15 the
secondi raise of 5 per cent. in these mills,
which are owned by M. C. D. Borden, of
New York, withirt a month.
This unexpected action. it is fearod,
maiy. precipitate another of the frequent
crises in the cotton manufacturing indus
try of Fali River, as the operatives of
other mills have not yet recovered from
the agitation caused; by the announce
ment of the previous advance at the
Iron Works mills.
INSURRECTION IN SAMAR.
New York Has Sailed to Land Detachment of
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON'. October 22.? The Nayy
Deoartment has | received the following
cablegram from Rear-Admiral Rogers:
, "Cavite. October 22.
"Secretary Navy, Washington:
"Active""jnsurrection ln Samar. New
York leaves to'-djky for Catbalogan with
300 marlnes to rgturn to Basey and Bal
angiga to co-operate with army. Nearly
all naval force concentrated on Samar
patrol. Servicea of Thusa and Seafiro,
two colliers needed and' being utilized.
Naval ofReinls eohstrue the dispatch to
mean that the \i;:w York will go first
co C"-itb*?Iogan and then to Basay and
Baladgaga; landuig detachments of ma
rines at each ponu.
FKigman Keiiey Killed..
(Special Dlspatcu lv The Times.)
SUFFOEK, VA., Oct 22.?A west-bbund
extra freight on the Southern Railroad
partod on a down grade near Franklin
to-day. When the sections came togetber
again six cars were derailed and Flag
man Kelley had a leg cut off. He died
soon afterwards. His remains were tak?
en to Emporia for burial. He leaves a
mother, sister and one brother there.
North State Fair.
(Special Dispatch to The Tinvs.)
RALEIGH, N. C Oct "'2.?The opening
o; the State Fair here to-day was the
most auspicious in the history of the
North Carolina Agricultural Society. The
formal opening was by Governor Aycock,
the eerenrony being at noon.
Every Incoming train to-day has
brought crowds of people from all parts.
There are already ten thousand visitors
Tarboro, 5; Suffolk, 0.
(Special Dispatch to The Tlaies.)
SUFFOEK, VA., Oct 2'2.?In a warmly
ccntested football game at .Tarboro, N.
C, this afternoon, the Suffolk tcam was
beaten by the home eleven live to noth
ing. Powell made tlie winning touch
Executive Committee Faiis to Act
and Both Tickets to Remain
in the Fielcl.
Thei-e will be two sets of Demoeratic
candidates in Norfolk county at the elec?
tion on the Cith of November, because the
?State Demoeratic Executive Committee
last night declined to decide the regular
ity or the irregula.rity as between t'no
Coleman and the Cromwell factions.
Tho committee for -several hours
threshed over the old straw of the 'fac
tional troubles. There was present bare
ly a quorum. Those in attendance were
Chairman Ellyson, Congressman Joires,
Dr. Thomas II. Barnes, Samuel I..
Kelley, Walt'er A. Watson and Edward
The meeting was held in Mr. Ellyson's
private ofiice. There were on hand some
twenty-five or thirty persons from Nor?
folk county. Mr. Cromwell, the nomih.ee
for the Senate, and Mr. Owens, for the
House, representatlves of the so-ealied
Cromwell faction, were present. Sheriff
A. C. Cromwell was on hand in tlie in
terest of his brother" s cause. Colonel R.
C. Marshall was there to do tho ta'.king
for the Cromwell element.
Mr. C. W. Coleman, Qlr. G. W. Jones
and many others were in attendance as
representatives of the Coleman ffiaction.
When the committee first heard this
case it decided.in favor of the Cromwell
faction. A rehearing wa.s granted the
Coleman people, who nre anxious to have
every" member of the committee pass
uipon the conlest. There were only six
members present last night. Colonel
Marshall, as spokesman for the Cromwell
faction, briefly protested against reopen
inig the case without a full attendance of
the members. After he had spoken the
committee retired into executive session.
Nearly two hours were spent in con'fer
ence. Finally the candidates were called
in. It is tinderstood that each side was
asked if it would' abide the action of the
committee. The Coleman people said
they would. Mr. Cromwell and his friends
asked for JLtme to confer. which was
granted. After the matter had been
talked over, Colonel Marshall stated. on
behalf of the Cromwell faction, thatthey
would' adhere to their former nosition;
that was, that they were willing to abide
by a decision o"f the entire committee,
tlie other side having gotten the rehear?
ing upon the ground that all the mem?
bers were not present at the first hen.rlr.g.
The representatives of both factions re?
tired, and very soon thereafter the mem?
bers of the committee eame out of Mr.
Ellyson's private offiee and the chairman
read to the assembled representatives of
both factions the following, which had
Whereas, the petition of those asking
a rehearing of the Norfolk county case
based in part upon the desire to have the
judgrnent of a full committee; and where?
as. the other side to the controversy
have this day protested against a re-,
bearing without a full attendance of
the same: and whereas, after two un
sueeessful effprts to secure the full at?
tendance of the committee. it is apparent
that it is wholly impossible that there
can be secured any larger attendance at
any date prior to the election; therefore,
Resolved by this committee. That it
is inexpedient for us to consider the case
to-night, but that we will, after the
election, call a meeting of the committee
and endeavor to secure a full attend
ance of its members to pass tipon tne
regularity of the party organization ln
Mr. G. W. Jones asked Mr. Ellyson the
"Are we to uhderstand that none of
the candidates are recognized as regular
or as irregular, but that all will stand
upon an cqual footing?" .
"That is my interpretation of the ac?
tion taken." replied the Chairman.
"The action, too, was unanimous," re
rnarked Congressman Jones.
Mr. Watson explained that tho com?
mittee having agreed to reopen tho case
and then deeided that it was inexpedient
to settl'e it, left the matter whtere It was
originalfy. ln other words. there will be
two sets of Democratio candidates in
Norfolk county, and xvhichever wlns out
will be admitted to the party caucuses. :
BY CRY OF FIRE
Many Hurt in Mad Rusli
ROLLED DOWN STEPS.
Weaker Were Knocked Down and
Trampled Under Foot.
ONE WILL PROBABLY DIE.
Ushers, Tlieatre Attcches and Aclors D;s?
played Great Cooiness aud Preventcd
Much Grcater Catastrophe?There
Was Na Fire, Scare Being
Caused by Burning
Out of a Fuse.
(By Associated Press.)
LOL'ISVILLE, K.Y., October 22.?Hun
dreds of people attempted to rush out of
the Temple Theatre this afternoon be?
cause the cry of fire was raised, when a
little flame was seen about the polyscipe
machine. In 'the scramble scores of peo?
ple were knocked down and thirteeh in
jured, three seriou'sly. Of these, one may
die. A number of others were bruiseu'
Those injured were: Frank McDonald,
head injured, may. uie. Mrs. Leonara
Roth, two ribs broken and right eye in?
jured; coiiu'ition serlous. Mrs. Charles
Gross, head cut and otherwise injured;
ccnd'ition serious. Oraar Pulliam (col?
ored), right ankle broken in jumpihg
from balcony. L. Fine, operator of poly
scope. face and head bruised.. Frank
Latch, head cut and back injured. Mrs.
Opal Jennings, head bruised'. Mrs.
George Schmitt, head cut Four-year-old
daughter of Mrs. George Schmitt, back
injured. Mrs. Mary Welsh, leg anu arnt
bruised. Mrs. Mary Hulzer, back hurt.
MrV;. Mary Plr.ng-, head hurt. Infant,
niece of Miss Mary Pliing, back hurt.
PANIC SEIZED GALLERY;
It was about .'!:.'?0 o'cloek. just after the
first act of "Tennessee'a Partuer," and
while the polyscope was being prepared
for its exhibition, that the little flash of
flame eame that oaused the panlc. Many
women and children made a riA-th for tne
door. The panic seized the gallery, and
in a moment the occupants were plunging
d'own the stairway in a heap or were
taking the swifter method of elimbing
down into the audltorlum proper. ln
their haste many fell, landing? on those
br-ueath. Several were badly hurt in this
Meanwhile those who had regained
their presence ol' mind t-nu\avored to stop
the mad rush. The ushers and theatre
attaches acted with great cooiness. The
orchestra played airs and Mr. Baches, a
member of the stock company, danced*.
This \ras effective in quieting those near
the sutgo. The great crush occurred
where the stairs come down from t&e
galleries. Here the two great crovSli
met and were packed in a space not large
enough for half of them. and ail were
trying with a desperation born of fear to
rc-ach the street. The weaker were soon
knocked down and trampled under foot.
Those who realized the st-tte of affairs
were trying their best to check the rush,
but the crowd went on pell-mell through
the doors and literally rolled down the
long fiight of stairs.
CARE OF IXJURED.
As soon as the rush was over the eare
of the injured began. A big room was
cenverted into a temporary hospital. The
greatest haste was made in remd?ving the
in;ureu' from the building in or?Jer to pre
vent a panic when the audkmce was dis
missed. Every patrol wagon and ambu
lai.ee iu the city was soon engaged in con
veying the more seriously injured to the
hospitals or their homes. The members
of the stock company showed the great?
est preSence of mind, and the play was
finished without a hitch.
Thlrty heroic men promptly pre
vented dlsorder after the panic. A man
closed' the wide exit doors as the rush
began. I-Ie called a. number of men, and
by main force held" the crowd back. But
for this hundreds might have been in?
Just as the doors were closed Mrs. O.
W. Blount pitched her four-year-old chlld
through the exit to a policeman. He
oaught it in hi's arms, but it slipped to
the lloor, sustaining, however, no in
juries excen't slight bruises. There was
no damag-e from fire.
It is said the cause of the flame was tlie
blowing out of a fuse on the polyscope.
CARTER'S REPLY TO SUIT.
It Has Deen Piaced on File and Date is Asked
(Ey Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, ILL., Oct. 22.?The reply of
Oberlin M. Carter, former captain of
United States Engineers, to the suit of
the United States to regain 1722,000 em
bezzled from the Government, was re?
ceived here to-day and piaced on file in
the United States Circuit Court along
with the- demurrer of Captain Carter and
that of the other defendants. Judge Kchl
saat will be asked to set a date for the
hearing. Captain Carter sent the papers
from Fort Leavenworth, where he is con
In the demurrer Captain Carter says
he never received from the contractor,
or any one, directly or indirectly, any of
tlie money or property referred to in the
bill that ever belonged to the United
States. He never received, he clalms,
any reward from the eontracting firm ard
did not conspire with them in anything
prejudicial to the Government
Captain Carter states further that he
is advised that the court-martial sen
tence was not based on the receipt by
him of money of the United States, but
was founded on.a statute which makos
an officer liable for embezzlement in case
he pays out money to a third person by
mistake, or where a third person is not
by law entitled to it. He paid all these
sums, he says, under a contract made by
his superiors, and any money which he
now possesscs belongs to him on his own
account. ' .
THE ABBOTT AGAINST TIME
The Trotter Expected to Establish New Record
on Fast Memphis Track.
tn.v AiBoctdted Pre*R.)
MEMPHIS. TEXX". Oct. 22.?The card
offereu by the Memphis Trotttng Asso?
ciation to-day was an attractlve one, and
3,CKaj pcrsons were in attendance. The
track ls rt^arded by visiting horsemen
a? one of tbe fastest in the country, and
it is confidently expected that The Ab
bott, who. to-morrow, goes against the
world's trotting record of 2:02 1-4. w.ll gtve
a good account of himself. Summaries:
2:10 pace?Tom Nolan tirst. Lou Vaugh
an second. Frazier third. Best time, 2:07
2:08 pace?Dan Patch first. Mazette sec?
ond. Harold H. third. Best time. 2:05.
2:20 trot?Captor first, Neva Slmmons
second, Leola third. Best time. 2:09 1-4.
Free-for-all trot. to wagon?i^. 1 On
?ward first, Ellert second. Best time, 2:13
GEiN. WALKER'S FUNERAL.
Many Gatbered to Pay a Last Tribute to tsie
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
WYTHEVILLE, VA., Oct.'22.?The run
eral service of General James Atexander
Waiker was preached at the Presbyterfan
Church at 2 o'clock this afternoon by
Rev. Mr. Hall. The church was crowded
to its utmost capacity anu there waa
many a tear and sad heart in the con
gregation as the remains of the great
warrior entered the church when the
choir sang in a subdued tone "Jesua.
Lover of My Soul."
The hondrary pall-bearcrs were Captain
William P. Kent, -Judge T. M. Alderson.
of Bristol: Hon. Henry Bowen. of Taste
well; Hon. D. F. Bailey. or Bristol; Dr.
S. R. Sayers, Sr., of Wytheville; Hon.
Stuart F. Eindsey, of Bristol; Mr. W. C.
Vandoren, of Pulaski, and Mr. Lee S.
Calfee, of Pulaski; Judge M. B. Wood.
c.r Bristol; Hon. John W. Robinson. of
Graham Forge: Judge J. W. McBroom.
of Ablngdon; Hon. F. M. Masters. of
lvanhoe; Colonel Joseph Harrison. of
Tazewell, and Hon. John W. Eckman,
of Pulaski. The active pall-bearers were
mostly young business men of this place.
ln the rear of the honorary pall-bearers
came the members of the William Terry
Camp of Confederate Veterans, who,
with gray hear and saddened hearts.
mourhed "the loss cf ona o? the greatest
heroes of the lost cause.
As the procession crossed into Main
Street the pupils of the Wytheville Grad
ed School. four hundred in number, stood
uncovered on both sides of the street,
leaving just enough distance for the ve
hicles to pass, paying honor to the last
memory of this distinguished; citizen. It
was tlie largest funeral that has ever
been seen here. the procession being over
a half mile long. The body was taken
to the East End Cemetery. where it was
laid to rest. Flowers of unique designs.
sent from all over the State, were laid
upon his grave.
A large number of his friends from
the Southwest arriveTl here this morning
to attend the funeral. The stores and
business houses of this place clcsed from
1 to 4 this afternoon, paying tribute to
their dead? and honored friend and war?
BULLER REL1EVED 0F COMAiND
Placed on Half Pay ia Coasequence ai Spescb
He Recently Made.
(By Associated PresB.)
LONDON, Oct. 22.?Sir. Eedvers Buller
has been relleved irom conn and of th.>
First Army Corps, in ci nsequeuce of
ihe speeeh he made October 10th, after
the luneheon given in his hondr t.y tn ?
King's Royal Ritfes, dcalbig with his
famous dispatch to General White at
Ludvsmith. He has been placed on n tlf
pay and General FroHcrt has been ap
pointed to suc.ee.i him.
Iu the dflicial announcement the War
Otliee says lhat the CommaiuUr-in-Ciuef.
"after full conslderatibn of all the cir
cumstances and the explanations fur
nished," recommended that General Bul?
ler be relieved, which has been done.
The appointment of General French ls
to go into eft'eut "when his services are
no Ionger requirea ln South AXrica."
Pending General Jfrench-'s return, Gen?
eral Hildyard will eommand at Aldershot.
Conservatory oi Music
The Richmond* Conservatcry of Musio
was opened last night at No. SS> East
Broad Street. The conservatory is under
the dlrection of Frof. Frank E. Cosby,
who is a well known figure in musieul
circles, having taught here many years.
The large hall was well filled by guests.
amonk them many of the most prominent
mu'sicai people in the city. The suidio is
artistically and handsomely furnished.
ROBERT H. STEGER
Well-Known Attorney Struck by a
Street Car at Third add
Mr. Robert H. Steger, one of the most
widely known members of the Richmond
bar, met with a serious accident last
night about S:30 o'clock at Third ar.d
He was struck by an east,-bound car o?
the Passenger and Power Company and
received such injuries as will probaoly
cost him the sight of one eye and con
fine him to the hospital for several
The accident created the greatest ex
citement, and before Mr. Steger could he
gotten from beneath the fender a large
crowd was gathored in the street. The
report of His injuries, which spread ra;i
idly over the city. was exaggerated aiid
to the effect that he had been fatally
Many inquiries as to his condition were
made at tbe hospital, police stations r.nd
It is stated that Mr. Steger attsmpted
to cross the tracks at the rear of one
car as it has passed going west, and ran
head first into an eastbound car on the
southern track. His injuries are aDout
the fuce, his nose being cut from the
uppcr portion of the bridge through to
his upper l!p. and his left eye ball so
injured that there is a probability of his
losing the sight in that eye. He was
knocked down by the collision and
dragged several feet before the car was
brought to a stop.
Immediately after the accident he was
carried into the Third-Street engine
house and a little Iater was removed to
the office of Drs. C. W. P. and C. V.
Brock, near Second and Franklin Street3,
where he was attended by Dr. Brock, a3
sisted by Dr. M. Stuart MaeEean. sur
geon for the Passenger and Power Com?
pany, and Dr. Basi! D. Spaldius. the eve.
ear, nose and tbiroat specialist. . His
w;ounds were dressed and later he was
removeel to the Retreat for the Slck.
Mr. Steger was conscious throughout
the operation. and stood the ordeal re
markably well. ille has? not been in
good health. for some time, having suf
ered a partial stroke o'f paratysis a year
ago. from which he has not fully recov
After reaching the Iwipdtal he was re
ported as resting fairly comfortably. It
does not seem thaE Motorman Wtlker
son. who was in charge of car No. 7,
which struck Mr. Steger. was in any
iray to blame for the accident.
TO TAKE UP DR.
Tlie Nansemond Leader
NEW BILL OF R1GHTS.
There are, But Fevv Waterial Changes
From the Old.
TO STIR UP THE COMMITTEES.
Resolutioa Loakinj to Speedy Report*
May Be Presented? Several Com
raittees. However, Are Now
' Ready to Make Tbeir Re
The convention unexpectedly ran out of
work yesterday. It was supposed that
work would liave been begun on the Leg
Isiatrve Committee's report. But it was
found that the printing of the report as
adopted by the Committee of the "Whole
had not been completed. The printed
copies were deiivered during the after?
noon. and that report is now ready for
the convention to aet upon.
Dr. Thomas If. Barnes, chairman 0: the
Committee on County Government. ar
rived yesterday. Owlrsg to his enforced
absence, postponement of consideratlon
of that report was made necessary. As
soon as it was ascertalned yesterday af?
ternoon that Chairman Barnes was able
to be present, it was informally agreedC
by several leading members to take ttp
the County Government report to-day
and endeavor to complcte it before Fri?
day. It will be remembered that as soon
as the vote was taken last week in Com>
mittee ot the Whole on the consolidatlon
of the offices ot sherift and trpasurer.
the chairman was competled to- leave
to attend the trial of a will case ln
which he was nn importar.t witness.
The first matter to be tak*-n up to-day
will be the questlon ?>?' abolishing the
off!:e of Comraonwealth's attdrney. Sen
ator Withers has a mir.ority report in.
providing for this.
There is going to be serfotts opposition
to the consideration of the County Gov?
ernment report this week at all, but il
Is thought a majority will favor the plan
3greed upon yesterday afternoon, and lef
tir convention get down to work. ' J.
prominent adyocate of proeeeding with
the work in hanil said yesterday that un
less thi* was done he should irnmediutely
offer o motlort that the convention ad
Jourri tforthwith iin:!.; "STovem&er 7th.
Tn spite ?.f the fact that on last Frida.v
thse newspapers wen authorlzed to an
nounoe tiat the report of the Committee
on Executlve Department was ready to
be presented Saturday, but would be for
mallj reported Monday morning, there
has not b>-on a report made yet
The report has been completed and
signrd 0>r several days Chairman Cam
eron obtafhed leave ot ibsence yesterday
to be present at the veterans' reunion ln
Petersburg this week. and it looks now
as if the report would not be made in
time for it to bs printed before the con?
vention is bllled to adjonrn Friday.
But it wiil not b^> a surprfse If the
convention finds itself unable this mom
ittg to go forward. Some members stren
uously object to taking up the serioui
nuestions involved In the Legislative and
County Government rtports while a bare
quonrm ls present even if the matters
are ready for consideration.
Tt Is all a complicated mix-up. and Sf
the eonvention cuts the Gordfan knot bj
an adjournment to-day It will not b
news to some.
There will be a resolutioa introducetj
before the convention adjourns requirin%
that committees make reports to the con?
vention wlthin ten days after its r>
assembling. Coupled with this- resolutior.
is a provision that on failure to make
such report, the committee shall be dis
charged and a new one formed. Thf
raemi^r who declares he will introduci
such a resolutlon says he has becorcU
satisfied that somethlng of the kind il
necessary to prevent the further'hotdina.
back of reports. Another member stated
that the chairman of his committets
would not even call a meeting and a
vote had never been taken on a singlj
proposltton. He is a member of om: el
the most important committees of the
Several committees have been on tha
eve of reporting for several weeks, but
there seems always to be a hitch just at
the last moment to prevent presentatlorj
of the completed work to the conven?
tion. Some members are anxious to hi:v-?
these reports in, so that they can avoid
anything like a stampede after the suf?
frage clause is dlsposed ot". There ara
! those who do not hesitate to express tiw
| fear that some reports will be held bocfe
until the last moment and be slaughtered
in that rush.
As was foreeasted exclusively !m Th*
Times of yesterday) the Constitutional
: Convention will take a reces.-; from Fri?
day until Thursday. November Tth. with
out pay to the members of ofBcera 61 tha;
body. This was definltely tixed by the coa-.
vention yesterday when a resolutlon ein
bodying tbtse details was offereU by Ur
Turnbuil and adopted without debnte.
It took only five mmutes to disposi
of the resolution. Mr. Turnbuil offered
it and Mr. Barbour Immediately rose ;Ad
called the pending question. Mr. Brown
demanded the ayes and noes on the reso?
lution, and the secretary called the roll
after Sena.yc Keezell had asked whethet
tho resolution provided that the conven?
tion otticers. too, jhould not h ive jhis
during the recess. -The chair infome<V
Mr. Keezeil that would be tho effect of
the resolution. and the roll was called
with the following result: Ayes 41; noea
The Bill or* RIghts was titiallv dispossd
et r>y tn? Constitutional Convention yester?
day, and* thtts it fs the tirst ordinance to
receive thu approval of the.body and to
bocome a part of the proposed new <>r
ganic law of the State.
Beyond the amendment offered by Mr.
Braxton and adopted on Monday. relatinR
to freedom of speech. and" a few others.
most of which are imraaterial, this in
strument is substantially as it came from
tn? hands of the committee.
Chairman Green has managed the re?
port of hs committee. bo'J-t in Cornmitti'o
(Contlnned on Third Page.)