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HANGE OF TflERMOMETER
The ihomwmeter ranffed as follows at
The Tlmes ofllce yestcrday: 9 A. M.. 62; 12
M.. 68; 3 P. M\. 78; 6 P. M.. T4; 9 P. M., 62;
15 mifinight, 60. Avcrage, 6T.3.
fcEATHER FORECAST. -
Furfrast for Saturday and Sunday;
Virginla?Falr Saturday and Sunday:
f-eah westerly wlnds, becominsj variabl?w
North Carollna?Fafr Saturday and Sun*
day; fresh norihwesterly wlnds, bccomtngr
VOL 16 NO< 230
BIGHMON'D. tf A. SaTUKDAY. "tfOVEMB'ER 2. 1901
PKICE TWO CENTS
ON THE STUMP
He Receives an Ovation
From a Big Audience..
THEY WILL NOT SULK
The Se.iator Will Work at His
Precinct Election Day.
MONTAGUE SPEAKSIN NORFOLK
Swanton Inspirca thc People of Wythe With
Trne Dem:cratic Flre?Labor Corarais
?to?cr Doberty Talks Hard, Horse'
Sense at Newport News?Col.
Wiliard Makea a Fioe
Spcctli in Clarke.
(Spectal blspatfli' to Thc Tirn'cs.)
CHARDOTTESVILL.E, VA., Nov. 1.?
'Thc Democratic campaign was formally
opencd in Charlottcsvillc to-night. when
Senator Thomas S. Martin, John S. Chap
niaa. noniincc for tlic State Scnate from
ibis, "the. Seyenteenth" IDistrict;
Wm. R. Duke. member of the Housc. and
George Pcrkins addresscd a large throng
of voters in the courthouse.
As it -was the flrst Democratic speaking
in this clty, and as there was a general
de*ire to hcar the gifted exponents of
I>mocratic tcncts. all of whom were sup
porters of Swanson. a crowd, which pack
?d the hall and galleries, was present
The audience w composed largely ot
repres<nitative men of Charlottesville.
Only four or live colorcd people were >n
the building. , .. ,?
Mr, Chapman. the first speaker, dlscuss
ed the Issties of the campaign, clearly
and paid a high compliment to eafch mem?
ber of the State tiekct, saying that he did
not believe the party oould have gotten
a eleaner and a better tiekct. He was
followed by Delegate AYm. R. Duke,
who denied that any apathy existcd m
the Democratic ranks. and preuicted that
Albcmarlc wouid roll up a good majorny
pii Tuesday next.
W'hen Senator Martin arosc from h;s
soat tc go to the rostrum. the reception
].- meived told him plaincr than word?
cnuiu how high hc Ftood in thc GAtceir. <-f
the people of this eity. and inspired by me
TvHrome aeeordcd him. hc delivcred a
Tnagnincent speech, which made a iine im
i)rcs?ion. ,. ? .
The audience listcncd attentivcly to
evnfy word of his most intercsting dis
cussioiii of State- Qtiestfons <>f importancc
and he was many times interrupted wilh
* dcmonstratlon of their approval of h.s
He-said that he was present to-night
chiefiy bceai.se of his deep intorest in
what hc concelved an election of morc
than ordlnary importancc and intcrcst to
the people of the.State.
In referring to the idea wliieli hc said
Kepublicans had endeavorcd to inculcate
into the mlnda of the. people of thc State,
that the suipporters of Swanson were dis
posed to srnlk In working for the tiekct
nomiuated at Norfoik becausc of the
sdmewhat acriihonlous fight during the
oamrpaign. he said: "1 think what you
see hore to-night is that such a. ?charge is
absolutely puerile in its eonception and
ridiculons from ibeginnlng to end, for
eacti of the speakers on the programme
to-nlght, like myself, were advocates of
Mr. Swanson. Ooes that look like thc
isupporters of Mr. Swanson were sulking?
NO SU LiKING.
"I can sav ihat there was not a friend
' of Mr. Swanson who )eft the eonvention
at Norfelk with any othei than a deter
minaXion to g'.ve Mr. "Montague his car
, nest support."
1 Senator CJartin ihen discussed the
character of the questions involved in this
t^amiiaign. He said the eonvention was
the one real and vital issue, and that the
iwork eiitrusted to it by the people was
the disfranchlsement of the unworthy
negro voter and the simpliflcation of Uie
government with a view to its cheaper
administration. He said that unworthy
j men were seeking to mislead by saying
! tlmt this body intended to dlsfranchise
i>oor white men, and charactcrized such a
charge as absurd.
Hc expressed the utmost confidence in
tlie character of the Constltution which
wouid t>e ultimately produced, and plead
.ed with tlie ipeople to award abondant
timo for the performance of the impor
"The members oQ tlie eonvention are
ablc, wi?e and .palriotic and are engaced
in a verj" dlfticult task, and for goodness
sake," said the Senator, "give them time
to do it well. Give them all the time thcy
want, and reserve >*our criticism until
you have seen what they lrave done."
The white people of the State can trust
them; they want the protectlon and care
bf the white people of Virginia. Trust
those you have commissioned until they
have presented the results of their labors.
Thc Senator Ihen asked his audience
whether, after the eonvention had linish
ed its labors, this great work could be
safely turned over for adoption' to the
people who constltute the Republican
party as now organized in Virginia.
THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.
The Senator made but brief reference to
the Republican candidates. Hoge, he
said, if not distingnished, was at least
notorious. He asked the lawyers present
jf they ever heard of Groner and Dick
Mr. Martin closed with an urgent appeal
for the people to do their full duty on
Tuesday next. Take nothing for granted
in politics, he said. !Let everj' Democratic
voter hc at his place. *T believe the Dem
ocrats will meet that duty. I will be at
my precinct early Tuesday morning anc5
nill remain there all day. getting- every
vote I can for the ticket nominated at the
Numbers of iiersons rose from their
?eats and advanced to greet the Senator
ais hf descended from the platform.
The last speaker of the evening was
Mr. George Perkins, who made one of his
charaeterlsUo speeches, full of Democracy
to the core.
MONTAGUE !N NORFOLK.
A"Sdre*ie5 a Vest Audience and Spoke Wilh
fSptcUl JWipatch to Tbc Times.)
NORFOUK. VA-. Nov. l.?A. J. Wonta
gne, XJenvocratlc *tandard bearer of Vir?
ginia, made the concluding apeech of the
CACTpaJgn ln tWs ".clty to-night. The
nteeUng vts called to order by TC. \v.
Dey, eity chairman, ,who was greeted
with great applause.
Joha <5. Tilton. presided, and when Mr,
Montague was introduced ho addressed
himself immediately to the most import
ant lssues of the campalgn. The indus
trial and mechanlcal cducation of the
youth of the State and the introduction
of these branchvs Into the T>ublic schools,
hc pronounccd cne of the greatest things
that could posslbly he introduced for the
beneflt of the State at large.
The audience which heard Mr. Monta?
gue "was the largest that has assembled
in any hall hereabouts during the cam?
palgn. The fact that there were more
than 5,003 people present shows the in
tcnstty of feeling in this section.
YVhen Mr. Montagne touched upon the
sutfrage and race question he did not
faiter. Instead. he plunged into the sub
joct and declared that the Anglo-Saxon
race has done that for Virginla which
demanded a vote of confidence at the
hand"s of fthe citizens of fthe Dcminion in
the clection to soon bc held.
He spoke especially in favor of the
i good roads movement as a help to the
farmer. The speech did great good for
the State ticket hereabouts.
Alakes Fine Speech and Prestige and Votes
for Dcmocratic Ticket.
(Speclal Dispatch to The Timcs.)
"VYVTHEVILLE, VA., Nov. l.-Congress
man Claude A. Swanson was prob
ably never in hetter form or voico lor
an assault upon the Republic'an party
than he was wtien he spoke In the Opera
House here this afternoon. Though it
was an off day in the sense that there
was nothing to attract a erowd except
the speech of the talented Congressman.
the building was filled by citizens from
all parts of the county.
The hour was 1 o'clock, and many of
the townspeople deferred1 their dinnc-rs
in their eagerness to hear him. Mr.
Swansori spoke for abput two hours, dur?
ing all of which time h<: held his audience
si)ellbound, and crics of "Go 011" were
heard wlien he concluded.
He began by expressing his everlasting
gratitude to the people of Wythe' for tne
suppcrt which it had accorded him by
instructing a part of its delegation for
him in the recent fight for the guber
natorial nomination, though his star of
hope had' then already waned, and ap
pealed to every friend of his to support
He never had, he said, qucstioned the
right of his party to pick and choose its
candidates and never would, and declared
that a man who could not take several
good lickings had no manhood in him.
He then took up the issues of the cam
paign, and showed what the Dcmocratic
party had, since it came into power, donc
for the people, and especially the v>oor
people of the State, contrasting its meth
ods and results wilh those of the Repub
lican as demonstrated in the national
Government; but, he said: "Jir. Hbge is
criticlsing us for what we are going to
do. Mr. Hoge and his like are not in our
confidence and don't know."
He then addressed himself to the fran
chise questiott, stating fairly and squaro
ly that it was the intention of the Demd
cratlc party to preserve the vote of every
whlte man and to disfranchise every nc
(Continued on Second Page.)
IN THE WORLD
Irnmense Machine for River and
Harbor Work to be Built
Within a. few weeks actual work on the
largest sea-going dredge ever constructed
will bogin in this city. This dredge wlll
be built for the United States Govern?
ment, will be of steel throughout, oim
feet long, and the total cost will be
$395,000. Plans for this great craft have
just been completed by the "William K.
'J'rigg shipyards, and the bcam will prob
ably be laid within; the month.
Dredges of this kind are used by the
War Department iri harbor .and river im
provement and at times for deep sea
work. This will be easily the largest
of the irnmense fleet of dredges now at
the commandi of the Government, and
as suc-h will be extremcly usei'ul in places
hitherto deemed' difficult to work in. The
yessel will bo self-propelling, where most
dredges have to be towed'. and will have
a collective horse-power of 3,000, of which
2,0ity will bo used for propelling, the craft
shovihg as she works, and 1.0CK) lor the
This will be what is known as a suc
tion dredge. It will have two suction
pipes each twenty-four inches in diame
ter, and the capacity for the hour wlll
be enormous, amounting to many tons.
Her irnmense beatn, 47 1-2 feet, will glve
the craft a vast capacity. The tonnage
of the vessei will be 4,000 and1 her depth
24 feet. Under the contract the vessei
inust be completed within sixteen months
from the time the beam is laid, and work
on the plating for her and the inside
inechanism is already under way.
Speaking of the work yesterday, a Gov?
ernment official in this clty said:
"England has some tow dredges which,
I bclieve, are somewhat larger than tne
dredge to be constructed here, but as this
is to be a self-propelling craft, she wlll
stand as the largest of her kind in the
world. Then. too, she will be so soiidly
constructed that she can go alone to the
middle of the ocean and work if neces
sary, which is scmething no other dredge
now in use can do. The Trigg Company
has constructed several vessels for the
United States Government, but this, in
its way, will be one of the most import
ant ever built here."
Anolher large dredge is being construct?
ed in this State for tbJe Government.
This is at Petersburg, and will also be
one of the largest in scrvice, except that
it will l;e of wood while the one here
wlll be of steel. This craft will be 216
feet long. She will bo ready for launch
ing some timo before the one here wlll
tnko to the water.
In, connection with the construction 'or
th^se dredges Captaln E. O. Patterson,
with headquarters in Charleston, S. C,
is now in the city and will rernain until
to-night. Captain Patterson is in the
Government service as a naval architect
and as superintendent of construction.
His purpose in coming here was to iook
over the flnal plans of the dredge so that
the Trigg Company may proceed with
the work of construction.
MET H0RRIBLE FATE.
Detacbment of Soidiers Murdered, Roasted
(oj Asaoclatod Presa 1
L.ONDON. uov. 1.?A special dispatch
from Antwcrp sa>'s that a detachment of
black troops, recently sent by the Congo
authorlties to quell a revolt at Balingis
in Kassal, was capturcd, and that at the
soidiers were - raurderpd, roasted and
TO TURN OUT
Final Meeting of the
City Committee Held. .
ARE WORKING HARD.
Looks Like Negroes Will Not Vote
PROMINENT LEADERS TALK.
Apalby Rcported Jn Many Seciicns, but the
Democrats Bclieve Tbis is Being
Overcotne?Early's Big Fight.
Campaign Notes and Po
litica! Gossip from
The Democrats of Richmond are con
tinuing their fight for the ticket with
much energy and Industry and it looks
as if they will succeed in getting out .a
pretty full vote next Tuesday.
The City Confmittee met at Murphy's
last night and made final arrangements
for the great battlc on Tuesday. In. chc
absence of Chairman Doherty, who, witn
Col. Anderson, spoke in Newport News
last night, Mr. Minttree Folkes presided,
and Captaln Cunningham Hall made a
most encouraging report as to the situa
tion. It was provided that a large force
of workers should be on hand in Jackson
Ward to look after the Democratic side
of the figtit on Tuesday, and a great effort
will be made to get out a full 'vote, in
the hope of carrying the ward if possi
Capt Hall, who was the very ablo
leader of the Swanson forccs in -the pri
mary fight here, has waged a game bat
tle for the ticket. and has proven of in
finite servico to chairman Doherty. Capt.
Hall, Mr. Doherty, and indced all the lo.
cal Ieadcrs, are appealing to the voters
to turn out on Tuesday, and they say
if there is a large vote polled, the city
will unquestionably give a handsome :iia
jority for the ticket.
There will bo. but one more big rally in
Richmond, and that will be on Monday
night. It will be held at Old Market Hall,
and the orators will be Capt Joseph E.
"Willard, Capt R. E. Dee, Jr., of Fairfax,
and Mr. R. L,. Montague, of this city.
Hon. S. L. Kelley spoke to a large crowd
of working people at the Trigg shipyards
at noon hour yesterday. He was intro?
duced by Mr. Jefferson Wallace, and
made a fine impression. Mr. Wallace will
speak at the Eocnmotive Works on Mon?
day. Tre fight will be kept up here with
increasing energy until the polls close on
A prominent Democratio leader cx
pressed the opinion last night that the
better elcment of the negroes, as a rule,
would' takc but iittle part in the election
next Tuesday and1 that some of them
would vote the Democratic ticket lle
was discussing the iriatter in connection
with the announcement made by Giles
B. Jackson, the well-known colored law
yer of this city, that he would cast his
vote for Mr. Montague. The Democratic
leader said he had reason to bclieve that
many of the more intelligent of the ne?
groes in this State had come at last to
realize that the destinies of their race
are irrevocably in the hands of the white
people; that their party cannot win, and
that it is a useless strugglo antl bad poli
tics to continue to fight the people who
are edticating their children and giving
them a fair chance in the race of life.
The gentleman who expressed thesc id'eas
says his reasons for so believing are well
founded. He is connected with the pub
lic edncation of the State, and has heard
some of the more intelligent negroes dis
cuss current po'.itics recently. It seoms
certain that some forces are at work
which will prevent any very heavy negro
vote from being polled on Tuesday.
Judge Berryman Green, of Danville, a
prominent leader in the Constitutional
Convention, wras at Murphy's Hotel last
night. Judge Green was on his way liome
from KTorfolk and Newport News, wherc
hc had been on professional business.
Uii discussing the Democratic outlook
in his section, Judge Green said hc
thought there would be a pretty full
vote cast in Danville and Pittsylvania
county on Tuesday, and that Mr. Monta?
gue would get about the usual majority.
Judge Green said there was some apathy.
especially in the county, but that the
committee had been very active in their
efforts to get the vote out. There is
practically no oppesition in the district
to the Senatorial and1 House candiclates,
and all the Democrats will be returned.
Judge Green expressed the opinion that
upon the reassembling .of the convention
next Thursday that body would rapidly
disposc of its work, and that a new
organic law would be completed in a
comparatively short time.
Attorney-General A. J. Montague stapp
ed over in Richmond between traini yes?
terday on his way from Alexandiia to
Norfolk, in which latter place hc 3pr,kc
last night. Mr. Montague was in fine
health and spirits, save for a. severe sore
throat, which he has contracted on the
stump. He consulted his phvv .i.a whih"
here yesterday about the condU.'nn of hi?
throat, and will, in all Iik?.lih6od, be ?fble
to carry out his programme up to nc.-xt
Monday, when he will clos^ his campalgn
at Gloucester Courthouse.
Apart from this slight throat trotible,
Mr. Montague has stood his long, hard. .
stump canvass quite well, and Fccms to
have fattened as a res'tlt of trave.'ing
through the country. Mr. AT>nt-ag;e was
much gratified at the outlook for the
ticket, and was of the opinion that the
sltuation was improving,- <vrn in' the
Southwcst, where it is well Kno>vn that
the battle is raging with peculiar fierce
' Captain Joseph E. "Willard has surprised
and gratified his friends by the able
campaign he has conducted upon the
stump. This is the first time the young
millionaire leader ever took the stump
actively, and his serviees ltave been much
iri demand all over the State. He is mak
ing strong specches and is well received
?wherever he goes.
Captain Willard is now campaigning
day and night in North v.-n Vltginfa.
He will speak in Manchester to
night, and he and Captain R. E. Lee, Jr.,
of Fairfax, and Mr. R. L,. Montague. or
this city. will wind up tha canvass for
Richmond nt the Old Market Hall on
The meeting wijl be under the joint
(Continued on Second Page.),
Heavy Loss Inflicted On
THAT OFFICER SLAIN
Fifty-Four Men Kilied and One Hun
- dred and Sixty Wounded.
TWO GUNS TAKEN BV BOERS1
British Rear Guard Wa3 Atlacked During
a Heavy Alist and Fighlin_ Was Stubborn
and at Close Quarters ? Boars
Are Said to riave Lost Heavily
Aiso?Benson a Fine
(By Associated Fress.)
LONDON, Nov. 1.?Lord Kitchencr has
reported to thc "War Office a. disaster to
the Eritish near; Bathol, Eastern Trans
vaal, in which two guns were lost, sev
' eral officcrs kilied or wounded, and fifty
four men were kilied and 1G0 wounded.
The l'ollowing is the text of Lord Kitch- N
ener's dispatch, dated Pretoria, Novem
"I have just heard of a severc attack
made on thc rear-guard of Colonel. Ben?
son's column, when about twenty miles
northwest of Bathel, near Brokenloagte,
during a thick mist
"The strength of the enemy is reported
to have been a thousand. They rushed
two guns with the rear-guard, but it is
uncertain whether they were able to rc
"I fear our casualties were heavy. Col?
onel Benson was wounded, but not se
yerely. A relieving column will reach
him this moming."
Later Lord Kitchener telegraplied as
"Colonel Bartcr, who marched from the
Constabulary linc yesterday, reached
Benson's column early this morning (Fn
day) unopposed- Reports that Colonel
Benson died of hia wounds.
"The other casualties are the follow
hiST- -_ . ,.
"Kilied?Colonel E. Guinness, Major f.
D. Murray, Captains M. W. Lindsay and
F T Thorcld; Lieutenants, E. V. 1.
Brooke and R. E. Shcpperd, and Second
Lieutenant A. J; Corlett.
"Died of his wounds?Captain Lyre
Lord Kitchener then gives the names of
thirtecn other officers who were woundol,
most of them seyerely, and anmuae-.s
that fifty-four nevn-commissicned officos
and men were kilied and 1G0 wounded.
adding tha: l'ttir of the latter ha ? &mce
died of their wounds. The disp/veh th-n
"I assume that thc guns have haeu re
cbvered and tho enemy has witnd.-r.w.i,
but I have no further details. I deei ly
regret the loss of Colonel Beinn and the
officers and men who fell v/ith him. in
Benson the service loses a most gallant
and capable officer, who invariably led
his column with marked success and judg
"The fighting was at very close quar?
ters and maintaineu w--h great determina
tion bv both sides.. The enemy suffered
heavily, but I have not yct received a re
"The Boers retired eastward."
Wachapreague, "Va', Oct. 31, 1901.
Colonel Benson had been for somc time
operating in the vicinity of Bathel, which
is riortheast of Standertoh. He surprised
a Boer laager October 22d, near Trich
ardsfontein, taking thirty-seven prison
ers. Three days later, accordi'ng to Lord
Kitchoner's report at that time. j-fter a
long nighfs mach the commandoes u'nder
Grobelar and Erasmus, heavily attacked
Benson's rear-guard and flanks at Tzir
varkfontein, but were easily driven away.
Whether this was the attack which re
sulttd so disastrously, or whether the
Boers. who had been repulsed, took ad
vahtage of tho mist to renew the attack,
is still unexplained.
Lord Kitchener does not give thc date
of the Bathel engagement.
Knife and Pistol.
(Special Dispatch to Tho Tinies.)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., November
1.?Mike Gately was shot in the shoul
der here this morning by J. D. lloore.
Moore is from North Caroiina and con
nccted with a telegraph gang of hands.
Gately is a native of this place and
bears a bad character. Gately demanded
his breakfast at the camp, and b'eing re
fused, drew a knit'e, saying he would kill
Moore. Moore then drew his pistol and
Dr. Frayser Resigns.
(Scteia! Dispatch to Tlie Times.)
FARMVILLE, VA., November 1.?
At a meeting of the Board of Trus
tees of the State Female Normal School
last night, Dr. Itobert Frazer, who has
held the chair as president of the school
since the death of Dr. Cunningham, ten
dered ltis resignation, to take effect the
31st of January, 1902. It was accepted by
the Board. Dr. Frazer's reason for re
signing has not been made public.
TRAiL OF THE
They are Probably Hunting a Rail
road Instead of Virginia
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
STORMC-NT, VA., Nov. 1.?Mbre than
flfty milllons of doilars were represented
in 'Squlre R. A. Davis* court at Saluda
this morning, when Senator J. H. Coch
ran, of Williamsport, Penn., and who
owns the Rose Gille estate in this county,.
and a dozen or more of the officials of
the Pennsylvania Central Rallroad, who
are his guests, were summoned before the
"Squire's eourt for the violation of the
game law in this county. i
The 'Squire soon foundi that there was
nothing in the ch&rge and soon dismissed
the cases. The jelly gentlemen were
more amused/ at the hunt after them,
than they were in their hunt after the
It is helieved that the gentlemer have
a Valirnad' schemain their raind.
Federal Judgeship is Not
LEWIS WILL NOT RUN
He is Not in the Race to Succeed
LEADERS MAY TAKE NO ACTION
Will Probably Not Make Any Recommenda
tions to tbe President?Daniel Trigg
and Walter S. Poage Are
Spoken of for Ihc Place,
Mr. Aiderson Not
There will be a lively fight for the
judgeship of tho United States District
Court for the Westcrn District of Vir
ginia, made vacarit by the death of Judge
It is probable that there will bc a dozen
or more candidates.
Had President McKinley lived the Re
publican leaders of the State would prob?
ably have recommendcd District Attorney
T. M. Aiderson. This was what was
talked about at the Roanoke Convention.
Mr. Aiderson, it is now said, will not be
a candidate. It is fnrther stated that the
big party leaders may not take a very
active part in the fight. Most of them
are Federal ofiice-holders and will haye
to go up to President Roosevelt soon and
ask for reappointment They do not
know the President as they did his prede
cessor. Roosevelt has the reputation of
doing unexpectcd things, and these Re
publican leaders are. said to think it
might be the wise thing to do to let the
President alone iu this matter.
NOT A CANDIDATE.
Judge L. L. Dewis has confided to some
friends that he will not be a candidate.
He would have a strorjg backing for the
lilace, but he thinks some lawyer, a res
ident oC the district, should be chosen.
The Judge was pained when his name
?was mentioiied in connection with the
ofiice while his old friend, Judge Paul,
was still living.
It was learned last night that Hon.
Daniel Trigg. of Abingdon. will be a
candidate. He is a Democrat andi one or
the leading lawyers oL* his part of the
State. His friends have hopes that he
will win, for tho new President has been
appointing Democrats to ofiice in tbe
A strong candidate will be Mr. Walter
S. Poage. of W.vtheville, a man who lias
a wide acquaintauce and extensive prac
tice in the Sonthwcst. He is a Rcpubli
can, but enjoys tho very highest esteem
of the Democrats. Mr. Poage was at
Murphy's Hotel last night. He said while
friends had talked to him about beepm
ing a candidate long before Judge I'aiii
died, he could not think of doing so.
"But he is d'ead now, and a splendid
man has passed away," said Mr. Poage.
"A successor will have t6 be chosen and
I would esteem it a very high honor to
be his successor. There is hardly any
lawyer to be found who would not he
proud of an appointment to the Federal
Mr. Poage was here to see a sick rela
tive and left-the city last night.
Mr. John C. Blair, of Wytheville, the
assistant district attorney, will be a
candidate. He is a son of the late Frank
S. Blair and a brother of Hon. Robert
\\~. Blair, the member of the Constitu
tional Convention from Wythe county.
Mr. Henry Clay McDowell, of Big Stone
Gap, is an aspirant. He is a Kentuckian,
and has the backing of big politicians
of that State. Mr. McDowell went to
Big Stone Gap from Douisville.
It is pretty well understood" that Hon.
A. P. Gillespie, the member of the Con
stitutional Convention from Tazewell
county, will have his name presented to
the President. He is an able lawyer and
one of the richest men in Southwestern
Hon. Harry St George Tucker and Hon.
Holmes Conrad, both Democrats, are
mentioned as the nossible successor of
Judge Paul. General John E. Roller, of
Rockingham, is a candidate, and' has the
backing of General Rosser, who. is on
mighty good terms with the President
But General Roller's age is against him.
The whole sum and substance of the
matter is that there may be half a hun
dred or more candidates, but President
Roosevelt is likely to keep the people
guessing until he makes his selection.
A Federal judgeship is for life, and is a
position the average lawyer would not
DID NOT RETURN.
French Squadron Now on its Way to Turkish
CBv Associatefl I'ress.)
PARIS, Nov. 1.?The dispatch from
Toulon announcing the return of Adm?
ral Caillard's divisiori of the French Medi
terranean squadron to that port, seems
to have been incorrect The Admiral is
now on his way to Turkish wateirs'.
The incorrect announcement from Toul?
on ? of the return of Admiral Caillard's
division, which created a great sensation,
emanated from the correspondent of a
well known agency. The expectation is
that Admiral Maigret, commander of the
Mediterranean fieet returned to Toulon
at 7 b'clock yesterday evening with all
his vessels except those belonging to Ad?
miral Caillard's division. The correspon?
dent of the news agency referred to mis
counted the vessels owing to the dark
A corrected list of Admiral Caillard's
ships is now published. A speciat squad?
ron was formed. eomposed of the'bat
tleships Gaidols and Charlemagne, the
cruisers' Admiral Pothuau. Chanzey antf
Galiloe, and two toperdo-boat-destroyers
of the Hallabarde tj-pe.
PAST MONTII DRY.
Rain Needed Over tbe South Atlantic and
(By Assoclated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 1.?The
Weather Bureau to-day issued a bulletin
showing the weather conditlons for the
past month throughout the country. That
part of the bulletin relating particidariy
to crops follows:
The month has been very mild) and) fcr
the most part dryer than usualr the
weather conditlons being genefally favor
able forfarming operatlons, Rain is gen_
erally nnedpd. hnwever. -nyer thn: rniddia
and South Atlantic and Gulf coast dis
tricts, and also in the Ce'atral Valleys and
MJddle Rocky Mountain region, drought
being very severe in-WesternTexas and
L'pper Ohio Valley. :
The conditions have been very favorable
for gathering corn and husking has rriade
Practically the whole month has been
favorabl6 for cotton picking, and except
over Iimited areas the buik of the crop
is no\v gathefed.
LINCOLN DAY IN CHARLESTON.
Special Invitstioa Extended to Secretary of
War to AUend.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. L?Captain
Wagener, president of the Charleston Ex
position. and a committee from that city.
including the Mayor, cailed at tho War
Department to-day and exteruled to Sec;
retary Root a. special invitation to attend
the exposition on Lincolri D:;y. in Feb
ruary next. when the President and other
officcrs of the Governmcnt an? expected
to be present.
The committee also asked the co-opcra
tion of the Secretary of War in secutirig
the attendanee of represcntative m-'.r
chatjts and business men from Cuba.
ON THE GR1DIR0N TO-DAY.
Richmond College Team to Meet Hampden
Sidney Tliis Attcrnoon.
The foolbaU- leams, of 'Richmond Col?
lege and Hampden-Sidney will meet on
the gridiron at Broad-Street Park th's
afternoon at 5:30 o'clock.
The game will probably be the best the
loca! college team will play here this sea
son. The Richmond College team has
taken a brace sinee its trip to Lexington,
and Will put up its best game this after
hoon. Dr. Garnett Nelson, at one time
halfback on the L'niversity of Virginia
team. who is eoaching the college elsven,
has been getting good work out of the
squart this week, and says> they shouid
The visiting team has played several
games this season and comes here with
a good record." The aggr* gation is tlie
strongest that Hampden-Sidney has de
veloped in several years.
The tcams will go on the field as fol
Hampden-Sidney?BurbTd. center: Payne.
right guard; Hamsberger, Ieft guard;
Gilliam, right tackle; Cohen, Ieft
tackle: Stevenson. right cnd; Bedinger,
Ieft end: Yv'illcox. quarter baek: Graharn.
Ieft halfback: Jones right halfback: Mc
Corkle. full baek.
' Richmond College?Webster, cenbtr;
Williams. right guard; Rowe, Ieft guard;
Smith. right tackle: E. Hudgins. ieft
tackle: Gilliam. right end; CpIUer, Ieft
end: Kerfoot, quarter baek: Frazer! Ieft
halfback: I. Hudgins, right halfback;
Broadus; full baek.
Officials v.-ill be Julian Tlill. referee, and
Willlam McGowan umplret
SHOW AT ST LOUIS
TO BE A B!G ONE.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Being Planned on Big
Twenty-flve million doliars will bespent
,to make of the Lpnisiaha Purchase Ex?
position, which will be held In St. Eouis
begirinlng May 1st. 1903, and runnlng for
six months. the greatest show of the kind
the world has ever undeftaken.
Mr. George B. Morton. one of thc promi
nent citizens of St. Louis, arrived here
iyesterday and registered at th(-.i _Jew
Ford's Hotel. He stated that the imp_
tus already given to business in Missouri,
and St. Louis particularly. is astotmdtng
evex t<* those who are promoting the
Ons of the features of the exposition,
possibly the most striking of them a*I,
will be the immensity of one of the build
ings which will be erected on the jgrounda.
This bailding will be 7,000 feet long, and
in it a one mile race track could l>e laid
out. Any other two buildings in t'ne
world, modern or ancient, could be Iifted
into this gigantic structure and set down
without touchfng tlie walls.
"Ahd everythihg else is on tho same
immense scale," said Mr. Morton yest.er
day. "There is no Iack of aioney, and
no possibiltty of a lack of money in con
nection with this enterprise. All the
funds subscribed have been paid in up to
date as subscriptions have fallen Ju r,
and this will aggregate to many millions
of doliars. The exposition grounds will
cover half of Forest Park, with abo'ut six
hundred acrea outside, xnaking about 1,200
"All tlie plans for the grounds and
buildings have been compb-ted. and in
many cases the foundations for the va
rious buildings are now being laid. There
is no doubt-that everything will be ready
in plenty of time, as the exposition is
being run strietly on business princinl'S
and on sehedule time. The result of this
will be seen in 1901.
"Nearly all the States of the Louisiana
ppurchase, and a.ljacent States like THi
nois. have appropriated larg> sums for
exhibits at St.. Louis. These appropria
tions will average $250,000 each. ' From
these States ? have been appointed eom
missioners and boards, and all are work
ing hard for the success of the various
"There has also been made great pro?
gress abroad in the securing of exhibits.
Thomas Wilbur Cridler. who waJ until
recently Second Assistant Secretary o?
State, resigned to accept an appointih-:nt
as foreign commissioner for the St. Louis
Exposition. and has in charge the devol
opment of the movement all over tho
world. It is expect/d that his wide ae
quaintance aindng foreign officials will cpn
trihute \-astly to the success of the for?
eign end of the gr?it show.
"The pc-ople of St. Louis and Missouri
are enthusiastie sn the k'nowlcdge that
this will ije the greatest exposition ever
held. The effects have already been felt
in a wonderful way in the city in build
ing enterprises; in real estate sales. sev?
eral of wlileh have iiin into the millions,
and in tho new hotels and other substan
tial buildings which are going up. Within
the past ten months^he bnildlng permirs
in St. Louis have more than doubted
those of any other full year in its bi^
torj". and these will all be from six to fif
te?n stories each. The poonlation of ^ur
city is now 60>">.0t>0: it will undoubtedlv
be vastly increase<l after the great ex?
David R. Francis. ex-Govempr of Mis?
souri. and-Secretary* of the Interior dur?
ing Cleveland's first Presidentfal admm
istration. Is president of the Ix>uisiana
Purchase Exposition. and his co-workera
are among the wealthiest men of 'the
"West. It is strietly a business admitr's
tration throughout..says Mr. MOrtpn. cnd
as such is expected to aehieve an unpre
Counsel in Schley In
quiry Give Views.
BOTH SIDES AGREED.
President of Court Says There Wii(
be No Trouble About It.
COURT ADJOURNED TO MONDAY
The Government Has One More WItatss to
Call, and Admiral Schley Will Take tbe
Stand Agaia to Correct the Record
of His Testimony?Court
May Take Long In
in Dcliberation. *
(By AssoeiaScd Prcss.>
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 1.?Tho
hands of the elongated, antiquo time
piece whicb stauls against the wall in
tho hall occupied by the Schley court of
tnqutry potnted to 12:15 o'clock to-day
wh n Judge-Advocate Lemly announced
that he had no> more witnesses to call
and when Mr. Rayner. following him,
said that no witnesses would be sum
moned on behalf ofl Admiral Schley lo
sur-rebuttal. For a raomeat it appeared
as if the now famous caso was about to
reach a sudden conclusion. but this de
lusion was soon dissipated by the an?
nouncement on the part of Captain Lem
ly that he might aak to be allowed to
bring in one more witness on Monday,
and also a statement from Mr. Rayner
that Admiral Schley would himself desirc
to return to the stand on Monday to cor?
rect errors in his evidence as orflclally
There is probabllity that the Admiral
will consume considerable time in going
over t>e printed record of what he said,
and there also is an understanding that
he will tnake some additions to his for
rrn^r -statements. but it is not believed'
that beyond what he may have to say
there will be much more testimony taken
in the case.
ONE MORE WITNESS.
The only witness that tbe judge-advo
cate still has in mind is Lieuterutnt
Strauss, and Captain Lemly said to-day
that if the lieutena.nt's attendance could
bo secured he woald detaln the court 'ior
a short time only. Captaim Sigabee also
will return to the stand Monday to mak?
?-i>rrection in the testimony glven yester?
day by him. These details completed, tho
argument of cotmsel wlll be begun, and
then thp- counsel and tho pubitc will with
?"i:frS.w- 4ind Ioave the conrt to its delfbera
The t.isk ber.irc the court ls not a
iisht one. and it may be weeks before the
tina! verdict will be reaehed. Jlow long
the court may take to consider the evi?
dence is entirely problematical. The
memfbers of the tribunal are evidently
preparrng to devote considerable time to
the consideration of the testimony. for
they hrive takeiti rooms in tho ctty for
this purpose. The testimony covera 1.S0O
printed pages-. and the court sat thlrty
six days in list*-ning to it. With the ad
dltiona yet to he made in the way of
argument and documents sthe record wlll
probably run over 1,700 pages.
Admiral Schley was tn tho cotjrt-room
hitlf-hour before proceedings hegan, but
he announced that he would not be abie
to undertake the correction of his testi?
mony before next Monday.
"There were Bve whole days of it," he
said, "and to go over it and make the
necessary corrections is not a light rask."
It is probable that he will have some
thing more to say concerning hi3 inter
vlew on May ISth with Admiral Sampson.
relative to which Captain Chadwick spoke
How long ihe court may take to con
sider the evidence is entirely probllmatl
cal. The members of the tribunal are
evidently preparing to devote considera?
ble time to the consideration of the testi?
mony. for they have taken rooms in the
c.ty for this purpose.
?The court was six minutes iate in en
tertng the hall to-day, ths being the
first time that absotute promptness has
not been observecL Judge-Advocate Lem?
ly announced tha"t counsel had agreed on
the order of the speeches In closing tne
case. subject to the sanction of the court.
Mr. Hnnna is to open for the department.
He will be followed by Captain Parker:
and Mr. Rayner, for Admiral Schley, and
Judge-Advocate Lemly, will close for the
department Admiral Dewey announced
this arrangement was satisfactory to the
Captain Lemly then brought up the
questicwi of the character of the argument
to be made, saying: "I would like for my
own informatfon to ask the, instructlons
of the court as to whether or not we are
expected in the closing argument. to con
Hne ourselves to the evidence and the
scope of the precept as defined by the
court I mean the arguments both by
counsel for the applicant and by my as
socfate and myselr".'"
Mr. Rayner: "We have to coniine our?
selves to the evidence. but I do not want
to be entirely restricted. We cannot al
lude to any facts that are not in the evi?
dence. but we wlll. in making our alta
sion. do it very respectfully and within
Captain Lemly: "I think that should b?
the general scope of the argument. The
court has defined the scope of the pre?
cept, but of course we could not under?
take, and tbe court won't undertake. to
restrtct ourselves entirely. I presume. in
stat'ng just exac^ly words and manner
and so on."
Mr. Rayner: "Of course, in making an
argument. we won't pretend to ref-r to
anything not in the record. We are bound
by that but I do not want to have any
more restrictions placed upon my argu?
ment than I would In any other conrt. I
want the constitutional right to argne thij
case within prop*>r bour.ds and w!th grc.il
respcct to everybody concerned. ?ut ta
make critieirfms as they appear proper to
me. or to make comment If 1 should
tind. for instance. that T belleved- <\ wit?
ness has not told the truth, I should r.ot
hesitnte to say so."
Captain Lemly: "That Is right"
Admiral Dewey: "There wonU be any
trouble about that When we :ome to
that bridge, we wlll cross it."
Sylvoster Scovel was then called as tha
first witness of th<? di?y He swl$ that
-.\-hiIe on the pross boat. Somers N. Srpltb
aa a newspapef correspondent on Maj
37th or 2Sth. it canie up with the St Paul
?(Continued, on TJiird Fa?e^