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tand cheered the orators llbcrally. It ls
iconcecded that much good was accom
jpllshod bcro for the wholo ticket,
RING AND ANTI-RING.
be Ring Crowd in Norfolk Have the Election
(Speclal Dispatch to The Times.) ,
NORFOLK, VA, Nov. 2.?Tho City'Elec
jtoral Board, composed of Andrew Jack?
son Dalton, Napoleon Bonaparte Joynes,
and Jefferson Davis Hofheimer, met to
"fctght and appolntcd ifudges for next Tues
iday's election for State ofneers and" mem
bcrs of the Legislature, there being jtwo
(wts or candidates for the latter, ring hud
The Electoral Board, which is composed
of ring men. appolntcd ring judges In
nearly every precinct, not constdering any
of the anti-rings rocommendations.
This lndicates that there will be an at
.tempt to vote rcpeaters. The antl-rlng
jnen say they will forcibly rosistr any
fcrookedness. Mayor Beaman to-day prom
Ssed the anti-ring faction ample police
jprotection for next Tuesday.
The anti-ring says that to-night's pro
iceeding on the part of the Electoral
3Board shows the desr>erate situation the
ring Is in. and quotes them as grasping
at tha last straw.
?With BIckers Out of the Race Parks* Re
election is Assured.
(Speclal DUpatch to The Times.)
X.TJRAT. VA., Nov. 2.-R. A. Bickers,
jtadependent Dcmocratie candidate 'for tlio
tLegislature, has wlthdrawn his candi
idaoy ln favor of TL S. Parks, the regular
pemocratic nomlnoe. He gives the "good
lof the Democratic party" as his reason.
His withdrawal assures tho election of
Oaptain Paxks over George -C. Elkins, Re
}jro?blicaLtt> by. tho usual Democratic major
l Pemocrate cra jubilant over Mr. Bick
jera* actiois. ...
'" (Speclal Dispatch to The Times.)
BRXSTOL, TENN.. Nov. 2.?Congress
Knan Rhea returned to Bristol to-day, af
Jter baving anade speeches for the Dcmo
Icratlo ticket in various Southwest Vir
tglnia countaes. Ho says that wherever
fce ei>oko he found an enthusiastlc crowd,
j?nd that he is convinced that apathy is
toeing elimlnated ina great measurc from
jthe qampaign ln tMs end of the State.
OTEY AND SWANSON.
6oth Deciare tbe Democratic Ticket Wil
Have Large Majority.
| (Special Dispatch tc u.tjc TImes.)
; BLACKSBURG, VA., Nov. 2.?Major
fPeter 3". Otcy addrfessed an enthusiastic
audience hero to-day. Congressman
jClaude A. Swanspn was also billed- *.o
ppeak, but on account of not getting
Ifrom Newport in time the crowd had
wended their way home disappointed, not
thcaring tho young Democratic war-horse.
j Mr. Jolm C. Guerrant introduced Major
Otey. The Major seeriied to be in the
jhest of spirits, although he had worked
jhard. Ho made one of his cliaracterlstlc
tpeeches, discussing thoroughly the issue
!of tho campaign. defended the action ot
Ithe Constilutional Convcntioiu- and eon
.demned the Underwood1 fake as l'orced
iupon Virginia by Northern men and a
jfew Africans. lu:.a beautifully euloglstic
ionanner he comparod Montague to his
pamc-sakc, Andrew Jackson, praised Wil
bai'd for his unbounded generosity, and
jpaid eloquent tribute to W. A. Anderson,
'the Lame Lion of Lexington, who still
icarrics a bullct in his body wherever ne
goes. ln an inlerview, Mr. Otey was
[asked, How will the Sixth District go" He
ireplied: A good majority for the Demo
icrats. What is the outlook for Demo?
cratic success in Virginia? It is sure. ?
ln a.n interview with Mi\ Swanson he
pays the State Is safely Democratic, beinj,
]from thirty to forty thousand, and the
IFifth District is safe.
WILLARD AT TOANO.
Kelley, Slater and Peterson Speak?Music
(Speclal Dispatch to Thp Times.)
TOANO, VA., November 2.?Colonel
jHoseph E. Willard, candidate for. Lieu
itcnant-Governor on the Democratic
jticket; Representativo S. L. Kelley, of
jRichmond; Mr ' E.' B. Slater and Mr.
iMarshall M. Peterson, of Norfolk; ad
jdressed a large and enthusiastic crowd
jhcre to-day. Colonel Willard's speech
iwas plain, but forcible, and full of sound
. Mr. E. B. Slater followcd Col. Willard
ln a fine address, appealing to the negroes
ito vote the Democratic ticket
Mr. Slater was followcd by Mr. Kelley
i*who made a telling speech in his usual,
After Mr. Kelley's speech. a large din?
ner was served. After dinner Mr. Mar?
shall M. Peterson spoke for an hour,
iiraking a. very fine speech. Between
!6peeches and during dinner Person's
.Brass Band, from here. played the most
ipatriotlc alrs and the crowd cheercd to
INDIFFERENCE IN P0L1TICS.
j&oosevelt Relieved Fear of Danger?What
tbe People Think of Him.
(Speclal Dispateh lo Tbe Times.)
I FRANKTOWN, VA, Nov. 2.?There has
Ibeen less activity in this cami^aign than
jhas ever been kne^wn between the jioliti
cal parties. Excitement ran high when
[Montague and Swanson canvassed for the
momination for Governor as I^einocrats,
jbut since tlien both the great parties
jeeem to be indifferent, and .ne indica
itions are that a small \-ote will be cast
. There was t'reat danger to the Demo
icrats from this supineness until the
iRooscvelt incident occurreu'. This jvill
jbrlng many vooters to the poles who
rwould ? have stayed away othezwise, and
''ensures the defeat of Colonel Hoge for
The chief man of the nation endorses so
clal equality and miscegenation. He seems
deliberately to fling insult into the face
;of one-third of the people of this nation,
and that in a few weeks after the death
of his predecessor by an an assassin.
He scemed tc try to do something ex
clting. What does he mean?. He ajipears
to be on tho rampage in the hunt for a
People here think that though he may
be a brave man, yet he is' obligcd to be
,a fool. Hc has killed" his prospects for
jthe n<?ft presidoncy as fully as he has
IWlled the Republlcan party that was
iBlowlydeveloping in the South under the
U'onseivatlsm of the McKinley adminis
But the wonG"er is that over so weak a
bundle of conceit should deliberately risk
.ftiis reputation for good sense. if not his
?jjife. by an insult to the Saxon race to
'which he is said to belong.
Judjjc Rhea at Aiarion.
(Sprcial Dispatch to Tlie Times.)
MARION, VA.. November 2.?
Judge Wiliiam F. Rhea addressed a good
crowd at the court-house here Thursday
night, making a fme speech, devotcd al
tnost entirely to State issues.
Judge G. H. Fudge. Mr. H. N. Bell and
Xr. J. C. Byars made good short talks.
"Berry's for Jrunks."
Got a Trpnk Want?
Bring it here.
We've every conceivable style,
make and paltern.
Right from* tlie manufacturers?no
roiddleman's profit to pay here.
Trunks, S2.50 to $28;oo. mt> ??
Wardrobe Trunks, $45.00-"'?;;';''... ?
Traveling Bags, $1.00 up.
Suit Cases, $1.25 up.
Mcre interest Is being taken in polltics,
but no one can tell what thc result will
likely be in this county, which is close,
with chances favorable to.the Republi?
MAYOR R. T. BARTON ON STUMP
He Makes a Pronk Speech to His County
(Special Dispatch to The Tiraes.)
WINCHESTER, VA., Nov. 2.?Mayor
R. T. Barton made his first political speech
in many years at Stepjrin Ci'j last night,
He was. preceded by Mr. Gray Williams
in nn iniioductory ppv&h of half an hour
The audience was a good one, and thT
people had cvidentlv (unu to the speak?
ing in a thoughWul and teceptive mo>?J
ilisinfori.iation as to thc effect of "the
Constitutional Convention upon their
rirht to vote had confused them, and
they desired and recewed'n, full, falr and
franlc explanation of exactly what tle
convention is, what it has done and what
it is plcdgcd to do. Mr. Barton told nn
amusing story or an ignorant negro
whom he challenged during the rule of
reeonstruction. In thc votiiig booth be
asked him: "Who do you wish to vote
for 'for President?" and the darkey re
plied: "If you please, Mars. Robert, I
wants to vote fer my missus.fer Presi?
dent!" Mr. Barton asked if it were prop
er that such dense ignorance should ex
ercise the right of suffxage.
He concluded with an earnest appeal
for tiie election of all Democratic rio.mi
nees in the State nnd in the-county. 113
was especially feeling in his appeal to.old
soldle'rs aud those'who'revered the Con?
federacy to snpport "Willie" Anderson
'for Attorney-General. Mr. Barton spoke
this afteriioon at Cross Junction.
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has doubtless done more than anything
else to secure the assent of the British
GoveT.rrent toanew treaty. But a'most
in the same breath must be mentioned
tho State Department's willlngness to
agree to a rcciprocal arraiigement re
gtrding Ihe British Wcst Indies and
othev British possessions. This, while :n
line with the Vlews latterly attribuied by
special cable dispatches to President Mc
Kinley and President Roosevelt, was so
at variance with the British Govern
ment's cxperience of the American atti
tide that they now regard it in the light
of a quid pro quo for what they believe
to be a ooncession over thc- Nicarnguan
From a diplomatjc source there has late
ly emanated a prlvate nlmor that tho
Suez Canal Company is using nnanciai
and other influence to prevcnt'an agree
ment being reached in regard to the Nic
araugan canal. It has been further re?
ported that this powerful corr.oration has
joined hands with several leading Amer?
ican interests, alleged to be opposed to
the construction of this latter waterway.
The Associated I'ress learhs, bowever,
that investigations carried on here and
elsewhere. in which Washington is not;
an entircly . disinterested party, reveal
that there ls 110 evidence of such machi
nations by thc Suez Canal Company,
though thc hcad of cne of the British
State departments-odmitted dhat the Nic
araugan canal would- probably ;(rob the
Suez canal of all its far Easterri trade.
Tho Panana Canal." Company' is also
ignorant of any action having been taken
by the Suez Canal Company against tho
nroposed Nlcafaiigan canal.
WAR NOT POSSIBLE.
It is interesting to note that several
Eriglish authorities interviewed by repre
sentative of the Associated Press all de
clared that Engllsh trade with the -Far
East. whereto, within a fow years. thc
largest tonnage would be specding, must
bc bound to take the Isthmian route, not
only to expedite cargoes, but to avoid the
palpable danger of the Stiex route, which
now compels them to skirt "the sho'res of
th.ren nations?France, Spain and Italy?
who, "by the .all of the handkerchief,"
might become hostile; These: authorities
all assumed without any reserv:ition *hat
war between 'Ircat Britain and the United
States is an impossibility.
Carolina, 27; Georgia, 0.
(Sr< clal DlKpatci . to Tho Times.) '. .
CHAPEL H1LL. N. C, Nov. 1'.?Caro?
lina defc-ated University of Georgia to
day at Atlanta by a score of 27 to 0.
Both tcams played listless, rugged ball,
North Carolina winning by superior
VINDICATION OF SCHLEY.
Naval Men Say Court Will Come to a Close
Within a Week.
(Special Kispatch to Tho Times.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 2.?The
Schlcy court of Inquiry will be brought
to a close within a. week.
Naval cxperts who have followed the
eviden.e submitted, are of the opinion
that thc court will complotely vindicate
Admiral Schley. Notwithstandinjr this,
it Is believed tliat Coiigress. at the coni
ing session, will take up this case- and
thoroughly sift the evidence presented to
Mr. L. G. Mercer, the popular business
manager of "Quo Vadis," that will be
scen here a week from Monday night,'is
in town. Jtr. Merce.r says tliat the'-four
companies of last season have been con
sclidated. and that this season's com?
pany is a vast improvement over "Its
? ? '(Contlnued from First Pa%^.&y~-,
in this; county; paf^ J>Wr^st.j?nJ. ijnthu
siusm aro'visedi by"the1Soc'sevtelt-*? aslrtng
,ton dfnneriandi tho normal Democrattc
VQte of Accomac^ county, -there ca?---jbe
no.rquestion. a? to^ny :ellctior. ?to- the.
House" of Dele'gates ' as ;the Democraticr
nominec ":-- - -
? .? i- Yours very truly,
j ? '-,. *..- r rS. GORDON. OTMMXNG.
FairfaxJConnty. v ,
Burke's Stationi Fafrfax' county," Va.,
J ? - :> > -r :':' ; :"; October 30. ">
Ed." TJmes: .-,' ? ,:. , yit ??; " .}?"' *S"?
Fairfax; county ^wyil. give her.^usual,. If.
not air increifsed,"' Demo.c'rati'c;-" mfi3offty
to the. State and ilbcaV thikei?> Her>pdo
plc arer. satisfied- with,- the-administra.tion:
of State affairs atHhe^ hands" p?-.-JJemoc
racy, and do rioV evidence'? ahV; aesire *to
cliange? . As to. the,. Constitut'onal Conr..
ventlonV we are-serene.
'?? , ;:.Very truly,
i;?*yiii ,i; "'?-':?? R. E. LEE, JR.
;. Jii&i: jjii! ^^--r
. Hallsboro, Va., Oct '3ll'
Ed. Times: . '.','?. '; ' " "'"
I reply to your-circular'card, bf the
28th, inst, ' Frem' what I .have-seen .and
learned fromVthe coiinties<of Chesterfield
and Powhatari.-and^viie'^lty; of Mauches-'
ter, I am of cfaihiori\th&t amuch largei;:
vote Wllkbe.polled'riex.fc Tuesday for the,
Democratic ticket than has.been cast for
several years.., Iv have ? yet ; to , see . the
first vbler who' said--that- he did not
expect to go" to the pdlte and vote. There
fore, We are-cncouragedv'to bclieve that.
the ticket "will secur.a ,a<>h3.Rdsome ma?
jority fui this legislatii'c - ei'sirict ? .
! Yours very truly,-?' > "??'"?'/'.
,'.W> Wl BAKER".'
Bristol; -Va., Oct. 30.
Since . the enthusiastic - demonstrations"
incident: to Montague's rnagniricer.t cam?
paign in the First-Senatorial Districjt
o\ir prospects -of- election- are'. most ;flat
The false impressions- macie 'upon the
uninfofmed by anonymous circulars and.
misrepresentations of Republican speak
ers is being dissipated and' will rcact on
their party. The white men of this sec?
tion regardless of poli.tics believe in white
? supremaey :throughout the. Cominon
J wealth. and. will stand by the party that
| is standing by- the white man.
i .-'.'' J. C. BYARS.
Jordan Springs P. O., Va., Oct. 30.
Ed. Times: . ?
In res^ioiibe to ysurritiquiry. of 23th *nst.,
I will say Frederick c'o'hifty j-will give "her
normal. majority for t": Democrats next
Tuesday. " '?
We are well^organ*^ .. and a thorough
canvass is being made. . . ...
The. oppositioh are elreulatihg' all kinds
of false aiioT,"?c:ih'da1ous rep'orts, but
they are Rptj oftective. - '.- - '.
? , i-: ( w.t j^Spw'L.. c.'JORDAN.
IsYe"ofr;iVlghf County.: ;
? ? "' : "Mna"ika,'Va., Oct. 30thV.
Editor qf';The Times:
There being no opposition to the Dem?
ocratic;' riominee for tlie House of Del
egates^from this county may result in
the failufe bT~.?Dnve Demof-rati; "to vote.
but old.lsle of Wight will give a good, ac
count'qf herself on the 5th cf November,
and will roll up a majority for Montague,
Willard* and Andc-rson. M^esors. "?V"iIlard
and Jeffries are booked to address. tlie
voters;at the court-house next-Mondafy.- 't
Very respectfully, *?' ^c't> . ?
J. O. BRANCHV "
Manchester. . 5 '?
tMan^hcster, Va., OcOOth.
Editor.of Tlie Times:'r ' .
I am confident cf the election of tho
State ticket bya large majority. Although
much apathy li:isJe'xisted ainotig'our peo?
ple, it;is now weariiig away, and T om of
the opinion that if the Democratic voters
will go to the polls-aroU vote.'on next
Tuesday, that. Hon. W. W- Bakeraed.
myself -'will be returned to the House by
a very large majority.
Very-respectfully, D. L. TONEY.
Surry, Va.., 0-:t. 23th.
Editor qf The Tiirts:
Replyiug to your favor of yesterday, 1
will say that I regard the election of Tlie
entire'Democratic ticket, including State
Senator and membar of the House of
Delegates, as : an absoluto certainty.
Whatever disaffection may have been re
lied on by the oppositioh',' if any existed,
has been entirely eradicated by tho. Book
er Washington cntc-rtainment at' the
White House. Yours very truly.' "
W. B. CLARKE.
Richmond, Vo_,-Oct. 29th.
Editor of The Times:
Replying to your kind inqiiiry in rcgai-d
to my prospects for election to the House
011 the 5th, I am plcased to say that they
are very bright. My County Committee
is deei?ly interested in my success and
Will spare 110 effort to get out a. full vote,
and I have also the hea'rty co-pperation
of the leading citizens of Henrico. If the
Democrats of the Third -District will bc
slir thtmselves, wowlll elect our full
ticket with a lergely-increased majority. j
THOMAS W. GARDNER.
Franktown. Va., Oct. GOth.
Editor of The Times: .
. The canvass on the Eastern Shore is
progrcssing fairly, well, and I think we
sliall get our-votcrs out.' If so, I see nq
reason why we will not give our normal
majo.ritics. I.know- of no desertiens to
the Republican party...
, My election is assured. as there.is no
opposition. Yours truly, ...-.,.
Norfolk Distnct, ; .
Norfolk, Va., October 29.
'Editor of The Times:.
S'ir.?ln answer to - your valucd
favor - of the 2Sth, in which
being elected, I would say that -as the
Re-publicans- have not made a nommation
for the Senate in this disthict (aud' 1 have
110 opposition from any other source) I.
will necessarity be elected.
.1 believe that if tho Democrats of this
district will turn out and vote. there is'1:0
doubt that* We will nave a solid deles-.i
tion of senators ahd'mombers of the Leg
islature in .the next General Asserhhly,
and the State ticket will re6civc: a iiibgo
maiority," \"""*' 'Yoursvery ti-udy,
W. W. SALE.
Rixeyville, Culpeper Co., Va., Oct. 29.
Editor of The Times:
Sir,?I am g'ad "to see that in the
State are becoming very much interested
in the continuation of a white man's
government. and'"what they will do for
Hampton'Hoge and company on election
day, will convince: Mr. Roosevelt that
his friend, Bobfter Washington, likehim
self,' . mhy have southern blood . in his
veirfei but they recognize the colcir of'it
lri the cbttori field and* not at the dinner
tabie.i *w-' '
'?'Weiwill increase our majority on the
3th of N'cvember, as many bf the wcalth
iest and nibst resRectable - /Republicans
wlll'vote the"'Democratic ticKet as a re
buke- to Mr. Roosevelt for appolnt
__?? %? a H KSB iss ^ar ., .
If you haven't a reimlar. hoiithy roovement, of th*'
bowelseverr day,?on'resfck, orttII bc. Keep your
bowels open. aiid'bc weJl..;Forcc.in tlioshapeor
violcnl physlc or pill poisou.is daiigcroiis. .Uba.
Bmootbest,'cas!?3t, niost perfect way of keepiDg tlie
bowcls olear aud cleau is to take -> '?
' Pioasant. Palatabie. Potent^TcrfoGocd.TloGboa,
jflever Slcken. Wcakeu. or Gripe. lOo. 23s, 60c writl
fotXreg sr.rnple. and fcc-oklfet on. health.- Addrcss ? ?
.8t*rllo; Ilrmrdr i.mnio. thlcanc, Snntifol, Htwlort.- 3S2*.
KEEP YOUR BLOOD GLEAN
Democrats tb offiee, and at the came time
recognizing' Booker Washington as their
equal socially. Tlie frlost influentlal Re?
publicans of the county'are decidedly in
fayor of dlsfranchising the negro, and to
vote the Republican ticket would not tend
to 'accomplisKv that end."
. ?[., ??; ; S."M. NEWHOUSE.
- .;' ? -,-Richmond, Va., Oct. 29.
. L. am quitc sure that the Legislative
ticket iu Richmond';will be elected by
a heavy majority:
' Onr fellow Democrats throtighout Vir?
ginia are looking with pride and hope,
to see old Richmond cast a vote that will
completely biiry Roosevelt, Hoge, Petti
go.-Summers and the advocates of "to
cidl negro cqualSty."' To' elect Hoge
GaVernor will be acccpted by thc cntire
country as an absolute endorsoment cf
"socia! cquality," as'suggested by Roose?
velt. Wc bwc' it't? our race to elect
Mofllague, W:l!_ru and Anderson. Let
every Democrat 'in -Richmond and Henri?
eo tsesolve tliat.. on Tuesday hc will vote
before he. goes to work. If wc do this,
our- Democratic chairman can telegraph
our fellow Dcino'srats throughout tho
State by 12 o'clock :n the day that 7,000
qr ;'S,000 had alrfeaQy ' voted the straight
We have about ".2,000 while yoters, and
we. can givo ;io,00b mnjoiitv for white
suprerr.acy. anrl ?t is our duty to do so.
..Let us all vote ! very early, and carry
our- neighbors.with us. If we do this,
we will win :a:'great'vietory for o;d Vir?
E. C. FOLICES.
Covfh'gtcn, Va.-, Oct. ui).
Editor of Thc Times:
.Replying io >'oi:r inquiry. ?srould
say tliat the prospeets for my election
are: bright. ;'.My "?friend's are rallying to
n.;.-;'support with a great fleal Of enthiiSi
asm. If they bpntintie their' efforts. as
I Ij'ave every reason to believe they will.
my' election is aSs'nnid.1 The conditions
i:ithis district are "now ehtirely aatis
factory. C. F. MOORE.
Bris'.ol, Va , Oct. 31st
.. Erospects are growing brighter every
day. All we need is a sfrohg pull, f.nd all
pu'fl tegt'ther. atuS'vist'jry is-'oufs. When
j ttu? roll is called'at Richmond we will be
there. : ?Respeetfully,
*| ' .-,- -. ;...? . - - .J. W. MORT.
Se Porlsrnoutli Ctiy.
Q ' Portsmouth, Va.. Oct. 31st.
Ediior of the Times: .
There is no do;ibt of my election as a
member of the General AssemLIy to' rep
festjri't I'ortsniouth. 1 have iio bpp'ositibn,
the^battle being fpught in our primary.
JProm present indications, 'Montague,
Wijlard and Andcrson will, get a hand-'
sornc majority in this.city,' and I h'eii-sve
thei'same can be said for the wiiole Sec?
ond Congressional District.
, Very 'truly yoars,
CHARLES T. BL'AND.
' Mathews, Va., Oct. SOth.
Editor of thc Times:
Vhile it is not always safe to predict
thc result of an election.' yet thore toeras
no dpubt of my success in the present
contest for re-elcetion to the House of \
Delegates. Two years ago I carried both
Mathews and Gloucester in an off year.
and my opponerit in this election does not
seern to be as strong as the gentlemari
who bppe'sed me then.
1 have tried to arouse my people to the
importancc of this election, and I sincere
ly hope th.at Gloucester and Mathews will
gjve a good accguht of themselves on
next Tuesday for the whdle Deinocrttlc
ticket. GEORGE Y. HUNLEY.
Barboursville, Orangc county, Va., .
Editor of The -Times:
Sir,?] feel cbnfident now of Democratrc
success in this county. Two wceks ago
the out'r.olc was not so' favorable; but
the people have becbinb arouscd to tbo
need oi" a full vote and will givo a good
majority, i" air. sr.ro, to the cntire ticket
J. C. GRAyJSW.
Slauofon and Au_usta.
Staunton. .Va.. November I.
Editor of The Times: . .
Sir,?In respbnse to your request to give
you the political status in this,. the Nintn
Senatorial District, I will say tbat Staun?
ton aud Augusta have never been car?
ried by the opppsltion. , We can give. 1,50?
majority when the vote is out, but will
give on next Tuesday from' 6 to 700 ma?
JOHN N. OPIE.
Granite Springs, Va., October 31.
Editor of The Times:
Sir,?1 feel conAdent tliat the county
of Spctsylvahia aud city of Frcdericks
burg will not only elect me', but give
their usual Democratic majority for rtlie
Democratic ticket. Let ever>' Democrat
do his duty and success is asnured.
^. H. BISCOE.
Oigtiteenth Senatorial District.
Scottsvil'.e, Va., Oclcber 31.
Editor of Tlie Times:
Sir,?Complying wilh your request. t
.write to say that my election. from the
Eighteenth Senatorial District is sure,
provlded the Democratic voters.. t-irn out,.
cs' I hope they will on plectipn-day.
I'\ C. MOON.
Charlottesville, Va., October 31.
Editor of The. Times:
Sir.?Your favor of the 2Sth:in regard
to the election next Tuesday recelved.
I think there is no - doubt about Mr;
Boaz' and-my election to the House, as
wo have no opposition.
WM. :R. -duick: .*
Ebonr, Va'.,' October 30,
Editor of The Times: .
Sir,?Replying to yours of the 2St,h,
Would say there is every indicatioh tliat.
Brunswick. will givo a handsome Demo-',
cfatio majbrity for both State and legis?
lative nomlnees. I have confld'ence ln the
people and victory Will be oiirs.
J. D. Kl^VM..
Courtland, Oct. 31.
Editor Times: '.
-vjaaviris>ho opposition, my election to
tho House ot Delegates Is assured. The
eriemy Is'ihaking a sllent fight with us,
but, nptwithslandlng the laetc of local
oppositfoh,' 'I believe the Democrats of
Southamptbiti will do'their duty in glving
unrcserveu suoport to our matchless otate
tickot, and will emphasize their loyalty
to Democracy by their usual large ma?
jority pn November 5th. ,,
There can be no t-me for lethargy and
indifference among us when our dearest
sociai and political interests are at stake.
Yours verv truly,
JOHN N. SEBRELL, JR.
Arcola, Va., Oct. 31.
-Loudoun Wih give the Democratic ticket
a-majority of not loss than S00. We re
gard the cpmiiig election as one of tho
most important ones held in Virginirt,
and we hope aiid brheve that Democrats
of this section of the State will do their
full duty on Tuesday next.'
J. F. RYAN.
Orange, Va., Nov. I, 1901.
Editor of Tho Times:
Nptwilhstanch'ng that the Democratic
party bf Orange county sustaifted a rudci
sliock in perrhitting'a Republican to be
elected to. the Constitutional Convention,
eonditipns are very s.-utisfactory here.
The whole Democratic ticket will win by
a comfcrtahle majority. at least 200, and
perhaps twice that number. I have no
opposition for the Scnate.
GEORGE S. SHACKELFORD.
Wachapreague, Va., Oct. 31, 1901.
Editor or The Times:
Sir,?Having no opposition for tho Sen
ate, either on the Republican or Ptvhll-J
tion ticket, my election is necessiriiy as?
sured. I may say the same of the Deir??:?
cratic candidates for the House.
While I have no doubt the Eastern Shorc
will give our ticket its average majority,
there is absolutely no enthusiasm on this
side of the bay. But these cotinties have
never failed tho party, and will not Co so
how. This fact is too well known over the
State to leave room for apprehensim.
GEO. W. LE CATO.
Pn'nce Edward County.
Green Bay, Oct 30, 1901'
Editor of The Times:
Sir,?Replylng to yours. of October 2Sth
will -state that my election to the Legisla
ture may be safely considered a certainty.
I have no opposition and .my people are
solid for the entire liekct.
When President Roosevelt had Booker
T. ? Washington to dine with him- he
aroused the Democracy nf Prince Ed?
ward and, I believe, the whole State.
The brave and gifted Swanson. by the
manly course he and his friends are pur
suing, has strengthened the faith of many
in the cause of Democracy and blasted
every hope of the Republican party. Let
every white man in tt>6 State come to
the polls early Tuesday .morning and spond
the. day and. roll up such a victory for
our ticket that will drivc the RepuMi
cans,' with their sociai equality Ideas,
from our grand old State forever.
J. J. OWEN.
Norfolk, Va-, Nov. 2. 19CL
Editor of The Times: ? ?? hri ? ?
Sir,?In rfigard to my candidacy for ihe
Houso of Delegates from this city. I
think I can safely say tti&t I will icceive
the endqrsement of my feliow-'cltizeus. j
I am the candidate of no fr.ction or ;oor
son. and while I iiavr- ever been a -trict j
"party man," nm looking to my career |
as a business rr.an only to win this elec?
My opponr.nts are, s'.range to say, so
callod Democrats, but they. are iircguiar
a'n'd bolters, and T have no fears of the
yerdlet of the people on their false claims.
Our State ticket will win by r. large Dem?
ocratic majority. as this factionat fight
v.-iil get out a' large vote. Very truly.
C. A. WOODARD.
(T.v Associated Tit-KS.)
CINCINNATI. OHIO, Nov. 2.?The
match between Erema and Lyi'or Belle
at Latonla to-day was won by Erema
in handy 1'ashion. Summaries:
First race?six furlongs, selling?Annu
(C, to 1) first; Spaldy Y. (20 to D.secoiiu.
The Geiser (20 to 1) third. Time, 3:15 1-2.
Second race?milc. selllng?V. inter 0! to
3) first, Doliy Wagner (U to 1) second,
Ecom'e (G to 1) third. -ime, J.ftJ.
Third race?six lurlongs?Inventer (2 to
1) lirst, Pepper Dick (10 to 1) second, Har
ry New (8 to 5) third. Time. 1:15.
Fourth race?match. six furlongs? Erema
<d to 5) first, Lyror Bcllc (3 to -) second.
Fifih race?nnndicap, mlie and_ seven
ty yatus?Jcssie Jarboc (8 to 1)' first, J. H.
'.-l an (0 to 2) second. Johnny McCarthy
(7 to 5) third. Time, 1:15.
.Sixth race?mile and a. h'alf, sciling?
Woodtrice i9 to 2) first. Enghurst (3 to 1)
second, Zazel (even) third. Time, 2:"9 1-2.
Sevonth race?six furlongs, selllhg? John
ij? R'oy (i! to IV first, Suave (7 to i) sec?
ond, Jlni Nap (20 to 1) thirih Time, 1:15.
MADE HALLGWE'EN RI0T0US.
Twcnly Young Alen Arrested in Winchester.
Horse D:iven to Dentb.
(Special Dispatch to The Tines.)
WINCHESTER, VA., Nov. 2.?Justiee
BrngonUr has issued warran'.s for the
arreet qf. about twenty young men who
made rlotous con'duc't on Hallowre'en by
buriuns large piles of leaves and boxes,
and for to-king away movable property.
At Fror.t Royai this afternoon the East
err. Normal College eleven defcated the
Shcnandoah Valley Academy tcam, ot
Winchester, by a score of 16 to 0.
While driviug to Front Royai a horse
beionging tc Liveryman Noonan, of Win?
chester, dicd from being driven too fast
by. Shenandoah Valley Academy stu?
dents. The animal was worth about $15(>.
?Another horse is sick and may die.
Movement of Vessels.
(By Associated Press.1
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 2.?Tt was
said at the Bureau of Navigation to-<lay
that the North Atlantic Squadron. con
s!sting of the Qagsbip Kearsarge and tlie
Msssachusetts. Alabama. and Potomae.
will visit the Charleston Expositio.t about
the 1st of Deetmber.
. . " Oaganizcd a Sccial Ciub.
Last Tuesday evening the Tt X. L. met
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Smith's, No. 212 West Clay Street. and
organized a sociai and literary club.
Makes travelincr a plrasure. wncn..ccrrect
time ls always necessity. Yours may t.e
a ciipable time-keeper. but through incom
petent repairing you have Iost faith in it.
Ering It to me. I will REP.-V1R the worat
wrecked watch, and I will do it economi
^<VTCH INSPECTOR FOR THREE
RAILROADS-Tt. F. and1 P. R. R.. A. C.
L.' anu Southern.
906 East Main Street.
clectlng the following rorflcers' and mem?
Mis_ Rosalio Pcttls, president: Mr. Reg
inald Walker, vice-presidcnt; Mr. S. B.
Frischkorn, secretary- Mr. W. L. Wlng
ficld, treasurer; Miss Estelle B. Mount
castlc, llbrarlun; Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richardson,
Mr. and Mrs. Churchhlll _raves: Miss An
nie Forrestcr, Miss Bess;e Rowe. Miss
May Pcttis. Miss Lula F. Mountcastle,
Miss ?Iillie Todd, Miss Nlblett Miss Lou
'Gulick, Miss Janie Rogers. Miss Caitbn,
Miss Genevieve Sharpe; Mr. Rogers, Mr.
Simon Drinard, Mr. Jack Smith, Mr. Roy
al Webster, Mr. Rosson, .,?r. C. M.
Frischkorn, Mr. Claude Long, Mr. Eddie
Ragland, Mr. Aionzo Phillips.
O'BRIEN WITH HIS WIFE.
Report That He Had Deserted Proven to H3ve
Mr. William O'Brien, of this city. who
.was reported as having deserted his wife
in Petersburg last Tuesday, is here and
his wife is with him at her mother's
home, No. 214 South Laurel Street.
Mrs. O'Brien was Miss Anna Bailev, and
married young O'Brien last Atigust. Mr.
O'Brien tells a story which his wife
corroborates. denyinir. that hc cver
thought or deserting his wife. saying that
the report grew out of the circuir.stances
under which ho Ieft Petersburg rather
unexpectediy. Tuesday last, he said he
Ieft his home in Petersburg for the raii?
way slation to exprcss a mandoliu lo' a
friend living in this city. After reaching
tho station ' hc decided inasmuch as be
had other business in Richmond. he
wottld come over himself, and did so,'
withc-ut informing his wife. Not knbw
iiig where her husband had gone. Mrs.
O'Brien became uneasy and the next
morning bcarded train for this city, and
upon arriving here was met at the sta?
tion by her husband. who was preparing
to return to Petersburg.
After such a rreeting they say they de?
cided to remaln in Richmond and vlsit
Mrs. O'Brien's mother, where they have
been stopping since. Mr. O'Brien says
he has had* no trouble with the pr-ople of
pf the Petersburg Iron Works. and ex
pects to. return and rcsume his work on
WITH THE MIL1TARY.
Items of Interest Picked Up at the Armories
The companies of the Seventieth Regi
ment are. beginning to practice to shoot
for the challenge etip. which will- be
given the company makinc; the highest
percentage on November 16th. The cup
will be shot for by a'squad of eight mem.
l.ers from each company at Chimborazo
Park. Companies' B and TI held'a prac?
tice shoPt at' the' prirk yesterday after
"r>on. Lieiitenan't ilardy and Private An- j
dersorf were the best rr.arksmni !'or Com?
pany B,-seoring 22 and IS. respectivety. j
but of-a"possible 25". Privates Austin and
SdfcleS Were awarded the honors ror
Companv H. Thev-scored 19 and 15 out of |
Adjutant C. Gray Bossieux, of the Sev- }
entieth Regiment. has written to Major
Stanley W. Martin, of Danville. notifying
him that Captain John R. Martin. or
Farmville, has been appointed major <>r
the third battalion. Dr. William J. Gills
has l>een made surgeon and Robert _&
Hamlet hospital steward.
The Richmond - Howitzers -will hold an
informal smoker at their arniory on
Thursday night for members and their (
friends. Captain "Webster. U. S. Navy.
will address the members upon "11:? Per-|
sonai Experiences During .the Wreck "f |
the Vandalia in March. 3SS9."
The report of the Board of Survey was j
sent to Adjutant-General Nalle yester- j
day afternoon by Captain W. W. Ban-.[
rows, president of the board. The re- i
port of the board will not be made public
?for! somo tlmo.
Captain William E. Thompson. of Com?
pany F, cpritihues ili at his residence, on
East Cary Street. Captain Thompson has
been ili since the Petersburg trip.
The Spanish-Ameriean War Veterans'
Association will meet on to-morrow night
at the residence of the president, O. E.
Gelbrich, No. 607 East leigh Street.
THE FIRST fOTCIUAN.
Aioazo Tyler First..Mau in the World to Run
an Electric Car
Alo'nzo Tyler, who Is said to have been
the first- man in tne world to rt:n as
motormau on an electric car, lives ln this
city and is a member of the Richmond
ctivision of tho Amargamated Association
of Street Raiiway Employes.
Tyler holds this distinction" in view or
thc fact that he acted as motormau on
the first trolley car ever run when tbe
test was made here in 1SSS, on the Cluy
Mr. Tyler has been in active service as
a street car man for seventeen years. j
Yesterday he celebrated his sixty-third
birthday, and looks to be good for as
HOTEL AT RESERVOIR PARK.
Mr. Gilbert lo Ercct a Summcr One at the
Tho later.t addition to liichuicnd's iist
of hotels to be erected is a summer hotel
and resort at Resorvoir Park.
It wiil be built carly next year by Mr.
E. C. Gilbert, owner of the AHiambra.
who wiil run it separately from his pres?
ent hotels, the Aliiambra ar.d Dt: 1'ont.
The hotel will be up-to-date and modern
in equipment and will cost about $10,tHX>.
The site of the hotel is just opposite
the Casino and adjoins Keservoir Park.
The building will be of frame, three stor?
ies high, and will contaiu about one hun?
dred bed-rooms. Another feature of the
new structure will be an eiegar.t up-to
date restaurant and refreshment stand.
Wiil Extend Civtl Service Over Rurai Free
(Special Dispatch to Tbe Tinies.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2.?Presi?
dent Roosevelt is still a civil service r-.
formcr. This is made- cvfuerit by tho fact
that within the near futiire he intends :;r
have the rural free. ? lolivcry system of
tho Postotllcc Department plact-d unri-r
civil service ruk-s. This he announced to
a caller to-day.
This rural free delivery plan has nrov^d
beneiicial in many StaU-sv especially in
Virginia. the Carolinas. Florida and GeOr
gia. It is one of the bc?t schemes tately
inaugurated by the Postoflicc Department.
The mere fact that tlie Pn.-iidont has bo
come interested to the cxtcnt of plnoins:
this department of th'e postoflicc. unxter
the civil servlce laws ccrtahily foreshau
ows its success.
liuct Club's iV.cct.
The Deep Run Hnnt Club met yesterday
afternoon at the New Reservoir. and from
there followed the hounds over a course
of several miles. through Skelton's Grpve,
tho Willis place. Nvestwood. Bethlehcm
Church and through Acca fnrm, to tbe
Club House green. Those in the hunt
were: H. C. Boattle. master of hounds;
J. R. J. Andrews. A. Cole Blanton, An?
drew Christian. Jr., Frank Christian,
Geurgo ~olc Seott and Miss iiekn Chris?
Robbery at New Ford's.
Miss Iroue Russell. an acfess at the
Bijou, reportcd to Police ireadnnartera
yesterday that she. had been rebbed "t
$20. She had been stopph-.g r.t New IVrd's
and Friday night when she rfturri-.-d cne
piaced tho>money under her pillow. When
she arose ycstcrd&y mornins the ?2Q was
Wiil Send Nine Hundred Tcns to ths
Cily by the Sea.
AMERICA TO HAVE A NEW PUMP
Ths Cocfcadc City's Ancicnt and Hcriorable
Steam Firc Engiuc to Cc (iivcn a New
Lcase on Life?Jur.ior Ordcr Pays
Oat Many Death Claims.
(Spee&il D_rp_tc_ to TUe TUncs.)
PETEr.SBURG. VA., Nov. ..-Tbe Pe?
tersburg Granite Company has Deeu
awarded the contract forstone to oe
used for street paving and curbing ln
Norfoik. There were several hldders." but
the Petersburg Company. beins the low
cst. received the contra-ct. 'JCne contract
calls tor :.\<kK) feet of grar.ito turbtns. IS
sets of granife corners. and 900 tons oX
granite paving bloeks.
HOME FOR TIIE SICK.
Thc treasurer's report for the ;. car end
ir.g October 31. 1391, has been suhmltteu
to the president. trustees and manageru
of the Home for the Sb-k in Petersburg.
It showed tho total amount of receipts
to hc $5".54-tS3; expensts. $."">.'j5S.ST, Ieavtng
a batance of $415.96 in bank.
This institution, under its etflcient man
agers. has been uoing splendid vork ln
this city for many ;. ears.
The tire steamer America Is undergolng
improvements at the Union Iron Works.
It will be supplied with a new pump.
MANY DEATH CLAIMS.
Washington Council. No. 17. Junior Or
der Unlted American Alechanics. of this
city. has paid out more than $900 in death
benefifcs, in-addition to its usual expenses.
Mr. WUlie Shcflield painr'uily cut his foot
to-day while splittfng wopd.
Rev. J. sv. Harrell. pastor q_ the Chris
tiou .Misslon ln Petersbyrg-. has been.
transferred to Portsmouth. lie will be
succdeded by Rev. W. D. Harwood, or
Youngsville, N. C.
Captain T. _f. Ileath is ili at his resi?
dence. on Market Street
Colonel Meade Haskins, of BrunswIcK
county, is in the city.
Messrs. Eugehe Walton and E_
j Nore. repres'enilng the Fren.h Wc_t Ar
ricau Company. of irarsefll'es', France.
, were in petersburg yesterday. Tlu;y aio
visiting America in the 'interest of their
West African ljusines!<. j
A germa'n, compllmcntafy to tbe tcot
ball team from the Virginia, r^olytechido
Institifte, was danccd at.J.ibrary Had
last [e??. i-aing. .. -.
Evan^ejnst B- D. GarVand. of Keys
ville, Va.. is c'omlucting a syc^essful re
vival meeting at West-End Baptist
Chureh. He will prcach at that chunli
to-morrov.' morning. aftefnoon and even?
A resolution was offered in the Com?
mon Council yesterday aftemoon by Mr.
George Scay. requesting the Street Com?
mittee to investigate the practicability
of placing telephone. telegraph and
electric wires along Sycamorc Street un
derground. The resolution. was re
ferred to tbe Street Committee
to investigate its expediency, and the
committee will report at the next meeting
of the Council.
ThO Council fleefded tc pave tlie north
sido of Washington Stroct troni Market
to Sycamorc Streets with asphalt, and
from the car tracks to thc south curbiug
with yitrifiefi blcck.
Vi:< ?PERTY ''Ib'?TE3T.
Mr. W. i:. Mcllwaine ap'pearcd before ,
the Council iu the interest of the Catholio
Chureh. Watson & McGill. the John
Armlstcad estate, and other owners of
property along Washington ^tr??t. against
which a part of the cost of improvement
will be ossessed, and M'gorously protested
against the proposed improvement.
The (.ommittee having in cjwrge ih^ peti?
tion bf ihri Richmond and Petersburg
Electric "Raiiway Company for a Craricfcise
on. ccrtnln ntreets iu this cify asked for
more time, and the matter v.'r.Y'be rousid
ered at a Special meetbii' b'f th<; Council
about the-middle of the month.
The Flre Commissioners; asked for an
appropriation with which to nurchnse a
new engine. The old engine, "America."
will be eommissioned unti! ttie new one
The reslgnatlon of Policc Officer T.a:io
MRS. AKCEIETCS WILL.
The willof Mrs. Satlie K. Archer. whese
body'was brought from Pitt3burg. Penn.,
tc this city for burial yesterday, was ad
mitted to probate this morning: The es?
tate is ieft to her two cbildven, Edward
Alfred \rohi-r. of Plttsburg. and Mrs.
Saliie V. Barrow, of Cumberland. Md. It
is valued at $4,.".no.' Walter E. Coteman, ot
Amelia Court. cJallfletJ as exfeutor.
Tho Electoral Board in the nresence at
Judge Mulh-n stamped thc bal'ots to-day
to be used iu the coming vicction.
Startinjj Was Better av.il Thr;c Favorites Won
(Uy Associated Tress.)
NEVv" YORK*. Nov. 2.? Vhrec favorites
were successful at Aqueduct to-day. L>r.
Riddle, Otis, and t.io fchynier. There w.ts
an imprcvrmetit l:i the s::.riin?:. ffce only
real h-.'d ?sei:<l-off beiag in the ftrst race.
when Hcps w:is left at tho po^r. ar-. 1 a
rhtniber of cthers getting a had siartr.
Otis wen the Nassau Handtcap in .1 bard
drive from Flora Poracaa. Hc fsade all
the ninning. but Cucbrsn had to rida
his hardest to get him horae tn n^nt.
De-. MeD Hui, at C tu '?? '??<'?- l runaway
race of the Kosslyn Eraridicap. IU was
heajrhy p&ytd by man;,' wlio aad ihe
First. r:.c---??;:??.?. ??!! fnrlo^s-Dr.
RWdle (V to 5) tlrec. Roya St?rlIns.(B ->
1) second. The Roguc (S to 1; third. run*
S >ond race?sciUns; milc ana seventy
,.;riu.'.\!. ". ?? (to t.. 1) tirst. Mereeic <2 to
i) sjecond, i. i:V=i^llo ti to 1) third. Time,
1 K 3-8,
"Third roco?Thc Nassau Hdndlcapi atx
ftrlongs-Otfa '".' t - 5) f.rst. Kora Co
Jncna "::< to 1) second. BIJou <S t-, '.' tfcarA
Time. 1:15 1-5.
Fcu'th inee?Th3 lMysolyn Haudirnjj.
nvle and seventy yards?l:e:i. McD. llut
(g to li tirst Sr. J-'Iuimi: W v*- (> second?.
Potente (13 to S third. Time, :.?;.-.
;-:? rn<c?flve and a ':.:':' f-rr'^-iss?
SIsler -uilet O &>" itfSrst, '-..-.a i'-:-:. (-:- :??>
1, l.-c )iur, N:;nitOi- (J to '' thfett Thie.
<i'-.h T.ce?milc and .??*:vc:ity yaraa^-Tna
Khvmrr (? t> 5> Urst. F.tlac* ? ro 5) sec?
ond". Beduar Lady C? "-- "?> v"*** Tsme.
Fine Marc Dead.
fBy AMOetatcd t*r~*0
MnKPlIiF, TK.N.V.. Nov. 2.--George C.
*::.!.:s thrcc-year-o'd race mare Mi.sj
cnuell-1 ? bs Kusi-clt-Memorial, riicd to
l- or lonfi fqver.
? Gharlcs Mnroui. a "white 'boy. drahk a
small quantity o( cOncentratcd lyo r.t tfta
residence of hi* fazln-r: on r'-ast ?;>iy
Street yesterday t.-.-rnlng.'at W:? o'rinck.
:>'r. tVster. with the c&njdch punsp. rcs
cned liijri frcm all uangcr.
ufigar Gitnn, a wir.t'e boy, f^il from -i
U:cy<:ie a: Fourtcenth ar.d Main btreets
at ncoa anfi was painfaliy trulsed. Ho
wa* treated and left.