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RANGE OF THERMOMOEfc
Forccact for Sunday and Monday: /.
VIrzinia-Fair Siinday. warnicr ln noutb
wcst portion: Monday falr, with colder in
Irterior; iight to fresh nortberly winds.
North Carolina?Falr Sunday: Monday
falr. probabijv colder in intcrior; fresh
RIGHMOKD/VA.^UNDAYa^pVEMBEI^ 1901 THREE PARTS PRICE THREE CENTS
Wild Siorics for Which
There Was No Groimd.
WAS NEVER INSANE.
His Chief Engineer Will Help Estab
lish This Fact.
A STUDENT OF PSYCHOLOGY.
.lie Gavc So Much Attention to This
Subject Tbat liis Fricnds Thought
His Mind Unbalanccd?Report
Circulatcf: That He Would
EsJablish an EIc
It leakrd out yesterday that thc latcst
deveiopments iu tho case of John Arm
_trons Chanler, thc wealthy New Yorkcr,
who was divorccd from Amelie Rivcs,
now the Princess Troubetzkoi, will prob
ably provc 'beyond all iiucstion that Mr.
Chanler is not and has never. been insane,
despite tha fact that he was closely
guarded in Bloomingdale Asylum, up in
New York, for a 'ong time as a hopeless
The story of Mr. Chanlor's es?apc from
that institution by shrcwd mcans. his
successful oilorts to conceal liis identiiy
until he secured certiticates from a num
t>er ot tbe most emiuent spccialists <le
claring him to - be of perfectly sound
mind, and his legal fight to gct posscs
_ion of his valuable property interests,
which have been Sn the hands of a-com?
mittee. appointed by a New York court.
is all famillar to the public. The exact
. amount of his property and how his in?
terests have been administered have i)"t
been made public; aud consequehtly just
how much money and other property he
possesses i.? not gmerallv known.
IS A WEAETHY MAN.
Mr. Chanler is roputed to be a wealthy
inan, He is closely related to the Astors.
of New Ycrk, and through them to other
l'abulously rich people. who never mind
the cost of anything so long a-s it pleases
them. It was reported that his wealth
Xootcd up several millions before hc was
j?ut into tlte Blooniingdalc Asylum.
Whether it has inoreasikl br deci-eased iu
value through othcrs' handling is not
| known here. ?
Sufficlent to say that Mr. Chanler was
1 in Richmond during tlie; recent Horse
| ishow. People noturaily scratinlzed him
; closely, th view cf ihe reports about him
which had been circulatcd, but hc con
ducted himsolt: like a gentlc-man of dlj
nity and relrnement. and nobody seems
to have discovertd any reason to believe.
him other than a <per_ectly nane man, line
Jooking, giftcd in eonversation and alto
gether natural in demeanor.
SAN1TY TO BE PASSED UPON.
But tlie courts will soon decide whether
or not he is mentally capable of takint
care of himself and his property, for
which he is now making a legal fight.
DIe has industrial interests at or near
ICoanoke Rapids. in North Carolina, where
he is very poiiular with a host of friends.
Qle also lias agrieultunU and mining prop
crties in Albemarle and Louisa counties,
Va.; a handsome country-seat in Allx
*n;.rle known as Merrie MJlls, aud there
?_re rumors that he owns real estate, bank
taocks. bonds suid other property in New
York. Mr. Chanler wants to get posses
t<ion of these, just as any other man
?would wish to do, and he is going to
make things lively for tlie other side,
judging 'from the array of able vounsel
with which he has surrounded himself.
This case, which promis.s to be an i:i
tcresting and important one, will come
up for a hearing next Thursday' in thc
Charlottesville court. No less distin
guished counsel than U. S. Senator John
W. Daniel, of Eynchburg. and his son
in-law, Mr. Fred. llarper. also of Lynch
burg; Major Micajah Woods. of Char?
lottesville, and Mr. A. C. Gordon. cf
Staunton. will rcpnsent Mr. Chanler s
side of thc case. On thc other side will
also be strong legal talenr. among which
will appear Judge Augustus Van Wyck,
of Now York. brother of Mayor Robert
A. Van Wyck. of Greater New York. It
is reasonable to suppose that this legal
cohtTOversy will be on the nip-nnd-Uiek
ordor. so far as line polnts in law are
concorned. A large number of wltnesses
and a big batch of docuhientary evidencc
are expected to liguro in the case.
MR. D1CK1NSON TO TEST1FY.
But one of the most conspicuous wit
Xicsses, on whose tcstimony will probably
hang a good deal of importancc, will oe
Mr. C. E- Dickinson, of Albemarle. Mr.
Dickinson is a well known civll engi?
neer. Hc was closely and intimatcly as
Bociatcd with Mr. Chanler during the jat
icr's residence in Albemarle, and kriew
liim like a book. ln fact, they were
thrown togctlur at Mr. Chanler's home,
iu business, and iu many dlfferent ways
They were daily in each othcr's company.
Mr. Dickinson had charge of Mr. Chan?
ler's building and other property improve
ments in a professibnal capacity, made
his plans for construction and Uie like,
aud was iu frequent consultation with
him. After rumors began to gpread about
tlie neighl>orhood, Mr. Dickinson natu
rally waiched Mr. Chanlt.r's disposltion,
mannrr and general conduct. but he -saw
n<> reason to suppose that there was :>ny
ground for the rejHirts. He saw that Mr.
Chanler had some tastes that were a lit?
tle uuusual for a man of his life and
property interests, but the latter was (ond
of certain scientitie studies and oxperi
menlal investigations, and being a man
of wide means and not oliliged to follow
any aotual line :if work. he could afl'ord
to gratify his tastes in this directioii.
For instanoe, hc was very. fond of psyeb
ological researeh. The association of
Sdeaa. tlie rheriiory. the wiil-powor, the
iuterj>rctation of iniages, the extent of
tbe human vision, the various theories of
Hiought. and other mcntal ?phenomena ap
p?*aled to his tasto. He wanted to know
all about them. Thc more hc studied, the
more he wamcii to know, and be eveh
got a tJieory or two into his head uj>on
?which to work out an important scicn
tttic discovi?ry. Now and then he rc
ferrcd to sonift of these abstruso sub
;jccts. and people whose mcntal apparst'us
failed to rcspond to them and dldn't know
any more of what b* was talking about
than ?f it were so much Sanscrit. opened
their cyes and mouths and slarted ro
portfi that Mr. <"hanler was mentally nn
balan'ied. ln those dayn, when a inan
(Contlnued or. Tenth Page.)
OUR NOMI'NEES EXTE
TO THE VOTE
ROUGH THE TIMES
They Look to the Peop
eto Raliyto the Standard of Democracy and Insure
ation ofWis.e and Economic Government
in the Old Dominion.
ALL AGREE THAT THE STRUGGLE WILL END VICTORIOUSLY.
By irivitation of The Times the Democratic nominees for Governor and Attorney-General and many of those
for the General Assembly this morning extend, through its columns, their greetings to the voters of Virginia. As
will be seen from the telegrams and letters, all look with confidence to the people of the Old Dominion to rally
around the standard of Democracy and insure the continuance of wise and economic government.
COURT GREEN TOO
Montague Creates Great Enthusiasm
in Mathews- -
OTEY SPEAKS AT BLACKSBURG.
Swanson, Who Spoke at Newport, Giles
County, Could Not Reach Blacksburg in
Time- I.asslter and Barksdale Make
tbe Wclkin Ring at Biackstone.
(Special Dispatch lo The Times.)
MATHEWS CORTHOUSE," VA, Nov.
2.?Attorney-General Montague adaressed
a spiendid audience of enthusiasUc Deni
Dcrats here to-day. The weather was
l>erfect, and the representativo. citizens
were out in forcc and cheered the speak
crio ihe echo.
The meeting was held in the open air
and the entire coiirthousc green was
throngeu with people, many of whom were
women, and the road fronting the stand
was alive with hiiggies, the occupants
of which could not be seate'd in the en
Mr. Montague aroused much enthusiasm
by lu's tribute to Tidewater Virginia and
to the Anglo-Saxan race, eliciting rounds
His presence and his splendid speech
makes it sure beybnd pcradventure of
doubt that Mathews will roll up one of
the old time Democratic majorities on
LASSITER AND BARKSDALE.
Good Spcecbcs That Arouse Democrats to Do
(Sp?Clal Dispatch to The Times.)
BLACKSTONE. VA.. Nov. 2.?A ropre
senlat'.ve gathering of the Democrats-ot
Nottoway, Bunenburg. Brunswick and
Dinwiddie counties greeted Congressman
V. R. Eassiter and Stato Senator W7 P.
Barksdale in the Music Hall at this place.
This was the flrst speaking held here
during the campaign and the resuit w.ll
he to bring out many of the stay at
Major Lassiter spoke first and all who
heard him say it was the best efiort he
ever put forth. ?
He eonlined himself almost exclusiyely
to State issues. and dwelt with some
length upon the work, oot- past and' fu
ture. of the Constitutional Convention.
Among other things. he said that in tho
brgiiining. he did not think the time op
portune for a convention, but ?.?Iat since
it iiad been called he rocognized his pri
n.ary error and was now in full accord
with its objects. He spoke llatterir.gly ot
the State ticket and "enthused" his hear
ers with his carnestness.
Senator Barksdale was then introducod
by Jud^e C. F. Goouwyn. and in a few
lrinments it was casily seen why Guber
natori.il Candidate Hoge had declined to
meet him in joint debate. He certainly
handled that genUeinan to the queen's
taste and to the taste of all his heareis.
He made some telling irtts" which were
warin'.y appiauded by nis hearers. and
closed with an earnest appeal. which met
witn ready response. that all should do
th'eir duty on Tuesday.
The outlook now is that the Democratic
vote here will be very good, while the
Ropublieans appc-ar to take no Interest
in the approaching elec-on.
POLLARD AND KELLEY.
Richmond Orstors Address Lar?e Audience at
(Speclal Dispatch to The Times.)
WEST POINT. VA.. Xov. ".?City At
torney Henry K. Pollard. of Richmond.
and S. 1- Kelley addressed ? a. large and
appreciative audience or ladies and gen
tlenien here in the Masonic Hall last e-.'C
ning. Dtlegate T. 11. Edwards, floater
nominoe from Hanover and King Wil
liam, in introducing tlie spoakers, brieliy
reviewed the record of the Democratic
party and tlie acts of the last Legislature
Mr. Pollard, in an able and "forcible
speach.- discussed in detail tbe issues of
the campaign. He delined the theory of
government and sbowed how necessary
it was for the people to' maiutain that
party which for years past had made'
them laws under which our people could,
dWell together in. pea"ce: and happlness.
Mr. Kelley spoke on'the issues with his
characteristic clearii"ss and ability, and
instructed his audieiice all along. upon j
the i?rinciples of State government and
the workings of the convention. and en-.
tertaiued them well with amusing stories
of the Republlcan party and their futilfi
Both speakers spoke in high terms ol
Mr. Edwards. and urged the people tq
return him to the Begislature.
The audience was in a receptivo moort,
(Continued on Second Page.)
' E VER Y MAN SHOULD VO TE AND LEND HIS AID. c
(Special Telegram to The Times.)
POPLAR GROVE, VA., November 2.
To the Editor of The Times, Richmond, Va.: .
Sir,~-On September 15th I took the stump. Much opposition then existed.
This, however, is not now the case. My audiences of late have been large and enthu
siastic. The projection of the race issue by Mr. Pedigo, Mr. Summers, and the : Presi?
dent, together with its vital connectioris with the chntemplated Constitution, has
aroused our people to the necessity of the supreme struggle for-the enfrariChisement
of all the white people. This struggle will end victoriously, as nearly all of our race
will contribute to this end. But nothing should be taken for granted in politics, and
every man . should not only give his vote, but lend his aid on election day. He can
perform no higher civic duty._ A. J. MONTAGUE.
(Special Telegram to the Times.)
; LEXINGTON, VA., November .2.
To the Editor of The Times, Richmond, Va.
Sir,?The political campaign now nearly ended will be among the most memor
able in the history of Virginia, not so much for the active interest which the people of
the State have'rnanifested in it, as for the great importance of the results whicfrdepend.
upon the election... There can be-no-questiqti.'tttat'- an overwhelming'"majbrity or tKe
people of Virginia approve the present-policy and programme of the Democratic party
in referenc'e to-State issues and affairsand particularly in reference to suffrage reform,
election reform and economic reforms which the Constitutional Convention was elected
to incorporatejn.an amended constitution and which that convention will, in due time
adopt?nor can there be any question that the people of Virginia approve the wise,
honest and efficient administration, of their State government by the Democratic Party
during the last sixteen years. While these propositions are true there is nevertheless
great danger that the judgementof the people will not be expressed upon these great
issues at the election on Tuesday next with the emphasis and force which their gravity
and.far-reaching importance demand. Over-confidence has lulled many Democrats
into a dangerous inaction, and apathy is keeping many others from realizing the tre
mendous consequence involved in the present political struggle and the disaster which
defeat would mean to every. interest of the State. There has been a considerable
awakening of the people during the last tv/o weeks, and if the work now begun is con
tinued till the day of election and throughout that day our cause will triumph.
There are over 1,800 precincts in the State. When we consider that a loss of
twenty at each precinctito the Democratic vote will mean a loss of over 36,000 votes in
the whole State the importance of thorough and systematic work everywhere, precinct
by precinct, will he appreciated. It will requireearnest,and active efforts to score a
decisive victory. With. such efforts all over the Cornmonwealth by good and true men,
who constitute the rank and file of the Democratic party, their cause will be crowned
with success and the future of Virginia for a generation to come, safeguarded. against
the dire distress and disaster which a Republican victory at this juncture- would bring
upon the.State.. W. A. ANDERSON.
Richmond, A'a., October 29.
Editor of The Times:
Sir,?We have no bpposition |n our dis?
trict. but are trying to briiig out as large
a vote as possible, to increase thc prpba
bie majority for the State ticket.'
It is important that thc Democrats
here realize that their votcs are needed
for the State. ticket and it is their b'bun
deii duty now, of all times, to turn out
L. T. Christian.
Richmond, Va.. October "!?.
The election of the Democratic noini
necs on November 5th to the House ot"
Delegates and Senate in this district is
a'ssured, as tho district is conccded to De
Notwithstanding this, the Democi'ats in
every qii'arter should.. cxercise their et
forls and see that a full vote is polled,
that. the general ticket may be carried
by the la'rgest possible majprity, thus
showing party strfength in this State.
It is to be regrctted that so many good
citisens wiil stay from thc polls on clec
tion-day. If they neglect to cxercise
their right of suffragc they must not
complain of incompctent men in offiee
and bc.d laws.
E. T. CHRISTIAN.
Lynchburg, October 31, 11)01.
Editor of Tho Times:
Sir,?The chances are that the Demo?
cratic nomihee for thc House of Delegatcs
tp represent this city will be returned:
He has no opposition. Lynchburg, Camp
bell and Bedford will all send Democratic
The people of this section ought'.to re
mem'ocr that a big majority here for tnc
State ticket will help to offset any defec
tiou in any other district.
T1PTON D. JENNINGS.
Manassas, Va., October Z).
Editor of Thc Times:
Sir,?Priiice William will'give her usual
Democratic majority on November tha
5th next and' cxtend grectings to her
sistor counties, hoping all may sustain
the banner of Democracy. There is - no
doubt as to the election of the Demo?
cratic iiomince to the House of Delegates.
THOMAS H. LION.
l-H'.m'oton. Va., October 211.
Editor of The Times:
Sir,?With factional differences settlod
(Continu'ed on Second Page.)
C.& O. STEAMER VIRGINIA TO BE .
LAUNCHED HERE TUESDAY WEEK
Tlie Virginia, the passenger steamer being consrructed for the
Chesapeake and Ohio Raiiway, will be launclied at thc Trigg Shipyards
on Tuesdav, November- l_th.
The Virginia is the first craft of the character to be built by the
company,, and will be the largest vessel' ever launclied here, though
there are others larger in tlie course of construction.
- Miss Helen Stevens,-theeldest daughter of President George W.
Stevens,; of the-Chesapeake and Ohio, has ? been chosen sponsor for
the craft, and:will-cliristiert Ihe vessel as she takes the first dip.
The steamer is a; handsome and palatial boat,.to take the piace of
the "^ Louis0,".piving..bet\*_en Norfoik and Newport News. The boat
is two hundred feet'iu lengtli, with beam of thirty-one feet, andnine,.
feetdraft. She will have a sp'eed of eighteen fcndts and is furnished
and equipped in the most mcderjimanner. HercVizines are now be
ing iinished and are of the most modern vertical, inverted tripie expan
sion type. the cylinders being seventeen, twentv-seven and forty-three
inches. respectivelv. with a 2,700 horse-power.' The boilers are of the
Thorneycraft pattem, and with a 2. SOpounds'pressure, with 8,000
square feet of heating surface. '
This handsome boat has been in the course of construction since
last January, and when put into service will be one of the most
modern passenger steamers in the Roads. The boat is nanvsd for
the State. . - '."."?? ?-.,.' <..
A\iss Stevens, who will break the bottle of wine, is now at her
fatlier's country^ home in Rockbridge .county..
The launching will be witnessed by anumber of tlie officials of the
Chesapeake and Ohio, and will be attended by all.the employes of
the company in the city as far as possible.
Nicaragua Serves Notice of With
drawal of Concessions.
THE RELATIONS UNDISTURBED.
The Government is Desirous of Cozclusion of
New Treaties?Lord Pauncefote Has Draft
of New Convention Abrogating the
(By Associated Trcss.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.?The Govern?
ment of Nicaragua. has termlnated, the
treaty under which the United States^
was" empowered! to" coTistruct ' an inter
oceahic canal across the territory oE Nic?
aragua. This action has been notitied to
the State Department by the Nicaraguan
Miniifter for Foreign Affairs. That ofn
cial declares that the denunciation in no
wise affects the friendly relations between
the two countries, and the Niearag jart
Government desires the conclusion of new
' Beside the treaty of friendship, com
merce and navigation of l^tiT, thus de
nounced, the same note* ebnveys the de?
nunciation of the extradition treaty of
1870 between the United States and Nic?
aragua. Under the terms of the denun?
ciation. the lirst named treaty. coverir..~
the right to construct and guarantee <i
canal. the convention will expire October
-4tli, 1502, which is one year from the date
that the notice was received at the State
Deipartment. The extradition treaty is
terminated May 24th next, as provided in
NO MOTIVE ASSIGNED.
The Niearagurm minister's note convevs
absolutely no information as to the mo
tives which inspired the Nicaraguan Gov?
ernment to denounce these two treaties,
nor has Mr. Merry, the United States
minister to Nicaragua, thrown any light
tir/on the subject. It may be recalled, as
affecting the treaty of ISfiT. tliat before
submitting the Hay-Pauncefote treaty to
Congress last year. Secretary Hay drew
up a set of protocols with the minister
of Nicaragua and the minister .for Colom
bia, whereby these officers bound their
governments to negotiate treaties with
thfi United States for the neeessary cbri
cessions under which to construct and
control canals in the event that Congress
should authorize the beginning of such'
NEW BRITISH TREATY.
Lord Pauncefote Has Draft of Convention
Abrogating Clayloa-Buiwer Treaty.
(33y Associate'l Press.)
LONDON, November 2.?The first oiti
cial statcment of any kind mado for a
month in relation to the Nicaragua canal
has been obtained . by the Associated
Press. It tonlirms the fact that Lord
Pauncefote, the British Ambassador to
the United .States. when he Eands in New
york to-day will have with him ihe draft
of a new treaty, abrogatiug the Clayton
Bulwer treaty, which is in every parti
cular satisfactory. to Lord Salisbury's
"The State Department does not re
quire to see a copy of the important doc
ument Lord Pauncefote carries in order
to learn its terms, though offlclal nego
tiations will only eommeneo when the
Ambassador reaches Washington. Until
that time the exact conditions of the new
ronvention are withheld.
Though it is admitted that Great Britain
has agreed to put the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty to one side and to aequiesce ta
the construction of the canal by and un?
der the control of the United States, this
concession from Lord Lansdowne's orig
inal contention has not been granted
without some real or fancied advantage
to Great Britaii:. It would not be fair
to say that a quid pro quo constituted the
main fciture of the protracted pour par
lers. but that it will directly or indi
rectly result is lirmly established fn tho
minds of the members of the Cabinet.
One of the most responsible officials
connecte/ with these and the earlier nc
"We never really objected to the con
structions of the canal. but we did and
do object to a cavaiier abrogation of the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty. It was in that
spirit that Lord Lansdowne couched his
reply to the United States Senate's rejec
tion of the last Hay-Pauncefote treaty. It
was not what you wantcd to do. but the
nasty way you said it. that was the chief
reason for our opposition.' Since then we
have been approached Iri a rational,. po
lite manner, and we have again en
deavored to substitute for the Clayton
Bulwer treaty a treaty that will enablc
America to carry out a design which, in
a broad sense, will doubtless benefit the
. -; THE MODIFICATION.
The modiilcation of the Foreign Office
(Continued on Second Page.)
YICTORY CERTAIN .
Democrats Will Sweep
the City on Tuesday.
MADE A GREAT FIGHT.
Hopes of the Republicans Have All
HAVE FAILED AT EVERY POINT,
Democratic Leaders Unlted and the Raak and
File In Line?Chairman Doherty Issaes
a Splendid Appeal -Cap'aln WH
lard to Speak Here To
On the eye of battle. it looks like ?
safe predfetion that Andrew Jackson
Montague, of Danvilie; Joseph E. Willard.
of Fairfax, and William A. Anderson. oc
Rockbridge, will be chosen onj Tuesday,.
next to the offices of Governor, Lieuten*
ant-Governor, and Attorney-General, for
which they were respectively nomlnaftt
by the Democratic Convention at Norfoik:.
last summer, by about 3O,C0O majorlty, I
over their Republican opponents.-Messrs. i
Hoge, Dickinson, and Groner, and' that j
their, party will be again in safe control :
of both branches of the General Assembly. ?,
With the splendid work of yesterday "
and last night one of.the hottest ancS I
most interesting campaigns ever- foughc
In Virginia was practicalty brought to a _
To-morrow will be devoted largely to
work rclating to the getting out oC thu
vote-'on Tuesday," which is the dny ap
poinetd by law-for the great battle or. .
the ballots- A few speeches will no :
made by leading oratore to-morrow ami |
to-morrow night, but the greater portlon I
of the tale has been told from the stump, j
and now one grand, supreme effort will |
be made by all hands to get the vote out. i
go that the sweeping Democratic trlumph ]
which-bas been prcdicted by the leaders
may not fail to be forthcoming on Tues- '
~ ? WILL W.LND IT II'.
Mr. Montague-'-Will close'up his-spealt-'.
ing tour at Glaucester C. H. to-morrow;
Captain" W'illard will wind up ln this city
to-morrow night. while Major Anderson |
will make his last speech tS-inorrow io
his home town of Lexington.
Senator Martin will close the campaign
In Charlottesville. and Mr. Swanson wllt
speak in Alexandria to-morrow ni^'lit.
Some other prominent appointments for
the final day of thc struggle are as fol?
lows: Senator Barksdale. at Kocky
Mount; Hon. S. L. Kelley. at Spotsyl
vanla; Hon. F. R. Lassiter. at Kmpona;
Hon. H. D. Flood. at Lexington: Hon.
James Hay, at Charlottesville; Hon. ??.
L*. Jcffries. at Islc of Wlght; Hon. Kppa
Hunton, Jr., at Prince Wiliiam, and Judga
Samuel W. Williams, Pulaski.
There are some minor appointments ari
nounced for differeot sectlorrs of the
State. but most of them are for local
To-morrow will be a day of much busi?
ness with the politicians all over tne .
State. Chairman- Ellyson's work Is prae- I
tically ended and he has surely done st
well. It is now "up to" the local leaders
to get the vote"out,' and conferences will
he held in nearly every.precinct iu Uia
State, at which local chairman will giva '
Hnul instructions to their lieutenants.
THE STZE OF THE VOTE.
If indieations are worth anything. a
large. vote will be polied, for never have .
the Democrats waged such a hot can- ;
vass since '1S&1. when. under the splendid
lead of the gallant Fltz Lee. they suc- ,
ceeded in overthrowing Reatijusterism in
the State; and rareiy if ever before havo
their efforts to stir the voters been at
tended with so much apparent success.
There was apathy and plenty of it all -
over the State at one time. but for tho
pa*t thirty days it has.beeit steadily dis
appearfng under heavy tire from the .
stumip. and it is the judgment of good
leaders that a large vote will be polied
and that, except (or some s;x>ts here and .
there?notably the soutbwest?the party
is in as good shape as it usuaily is oa .
the eve of a State election.
The Democratic leaders have waged an
exceptionulLy attractive canvass... and
their ablest and mest pbwerfut stump ora
tors havo preaehed tlie doetrines of De
moeracy with wonderful effoct from II ir- ,
per's Ferry to Cunrberland Gapi for the
past thirty days; All wings of the p;ixty
have llopped together and every element
has come forward to do duty at the cru
cial time for the gallant star.dard beux
ers of the Noofolk Convention.
The Repiii>lican_ banked their hopes of
currying the State on three- is--ties. al! o_
which have fallen to the earih. and ln the
final days of the struggle they are lioun
dering in an effort to lind some vulnerabie
spot in the Democratic armer. against
which. up to this time, they have battcred
apparently ln vain.
Their tirst move was in their State Con- '
vention at Roanoke to throw the negro
overboaxd and to inangurata a "Iily
white" campaign. But thc negro would
not down. and it came- fcb p;?s fii t'is?
coirrse of events tr-it Mr. Hoge had negro
orators speaking for him on the stump
and decfaring that th*y thanked God
that at last a Prrsident of the Unlted
States had been given the country by the
Republican party who would have a negro
to dlne with him in the White House.
A negro uttered this sentiment from the
stump in Arrrelia. and in the next brcatb
appealed- to his hearers tevstand by Col?
onel Hoge. the nomiueo of his party.
And so departed the "lily v.hrto"* issue
which had oeen raised to catch the un
wary of Colonel Hoge'.s color. ?
The next great is^-ue was Democratio
discord, and that, tco, vanished like the
mtsts before the morrving sun: for, ar.5d
ed to the splendid harnionv- whrch pre
vailed at Norfoik. Swan-.on. Jeftrles. Eeh
ous. Marshall. I-e Cato. Parks. Williams.
Robertson and tbe rest of -the gallant
leaders wbo had faileri to secure the hou
ors they sought. formed reglnienta of
their devoted followere and threw them
into the thickest of the flsjht for Monta?
gue. Willard and Anderson. and s>hut the
mouths o* their Republican opponents at
once-as Ui divislons in the Democratic
THIRD AND LAST HOPE.
Falling to feast extravaga itlv on th*
two would-be issues referrod to ptove.
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