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THK TIMISS. KOtTNDKD IBflft
THI. DISPATCH, -"OUNTiKIJ 1S.V).
-WHOLE NUMBER. 16.174.
llICriMOND, VA., WEDNE.SD.W, FftBRU.-ftY 25, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OP TO-DAY'S NEWS
WAfilllNGTO.V, Pfeb. 2i,-Forecast for
"Wcdiu-Kdny nnd Tliurscliij'i , , ,,, .
Vltglnlii nnd North Curullnn ? Fftlr wcu
nesday; Thursday raln; ligh? lo 'reuli
north io northonst wlnds.
Tho wcnther of yeEtt-rdny wns nt! that
could hc deslrcd, thn mcrt.-ury never rt'K
iHtc-rlng un uncomrnrinliln flgure. ,\n
othor fnlr ?lny wlth statlnnary tompera
ture Is predleted. aml then raln.
STATE OF THE THIORMOIlKTEIt.
} A. M.if>
12 M. 5?
B P. M..'.L>i
f P. M.'fi
tV. M. W
12 mldnlglit .^_
Averagra . VJU-G
Hlghost tomporntnre ycHtonJay.jjl
l.owest temperntuie yosterdltty.*>
lloan teniperature yeytird.-iy.j. 45
Normal tcmporature for Feb.-r>
Departure from nnrinal tonperature.. l'J
Preclpltatlon during puat -4 -lionrs.-... 00
?b. 26. 1M3.
Rnn rliiea.?:4!t I IIimrTI.DE.
Siin fif-U.fi:r.K [ Mornlng.3:2c.
Moon rbcs....0:33 | Evcnlnij.3;lo
JBroa<t-Stro?t citixaiui mcol nnd appolnt
a co'rhralttee to go to WaJililtiartori to cu.-i
for v.'ith Bi-.nnior Murtln reKBvnllnX po.-<t
offioe hILi?-I/nlvrrsliy of Virginia bills
fllscusseit by leglslallve eommittce
Amusliig "rnirlcsqun of the r'Htnphell i:io?e
-Annlvenmry of the Halln.ad Y. M. C.
A.-Funeral of Mr. \V. Ii. T.itnm thls
mornlng-Move to decpien tkio harbor at
ouce-l-*;iu to begln to-day-Dr. C. II.
Crawford io g?j to Baltlmore?Negro'es
rapldly buylng real cetutc, preHumably to
iionulre th<) rlght to vote-M'ftvc ln ws
Inluture to wlud up work-Sfiiutor Opie
nulte III-Ait.-mpt to hlll ii mlsidonary
l.'aj>c of .1. M. King agaln yp| for trlal
to-day-Mr, Sltterdliig d'-'-lares a new
brtdge wlll eertalnly be hnllt over th.
?larne*-Appealu from mlcslonarleK
C'mnlval AsM>ciatlon wln.Is upltK affolra:
no ehance of a streot f.-ilr eifxt year
Aotlon r.f Tradcs nnd babor Councll
Physlclan acesdontnlty pth-k-a n knlfe-ln
his eyc-Glroiaml's old place open ogalit;
polico lo report to the Pollce Justlce to
day?Oelebratlon by the Itmllan Couhtry
Club?-The Jordan MVHior blll drl.at.Ml in
corrinltt^.-. JlANCHF.sTlilt-'jitr^tinn of
dlstrlbntlng th" Kiroet appioprla.tlon tn
be revlved?Bnlnrgoment of t-!i?^ uoun
boufc-r-|ty Mlsclon jirov.^s a blesfiiiR
?8entlni'-nt stRalnat tlio clinln-Bans
No robberli's reported for daya-A Ml
ver tea-Etitortnlnment to tbe membera
of Oak Grove Capti.st Church-Ijenten
iierv'lc^s to-day-Many Jolnlnif tho K\ka'
Harry St. Goorge Tui.-ker speakr in
InveBtlgatlng Uie recent dllaturVarici
liodlt-s rccovernl from tho ateamer Olivo
-Matthew Harris, of BedCoro: kllled by
? troo Calltiig on blin-New liiv of Hii-nm
ers on tha Poioniac-CiooiJ roads m'"t
ing ln Orangc-holllng "oankruptcy caae
ln Wythevllle-Pea crop ln York is im
Injured-Chest.erilcld Supeprlsora dlsc-uss
road worklng-Covey giv.-n a flve-yt-ar
terrn at. Hlnion, ^V. V.-u-Tliroe m^n run
uvur by IralriR near lllntoii, W. Va.
IJeserter arreated ln Kta.untn.1?(iood
roads movemenl In Hanoyer and Klng
?W'llllam-Arpon fotlows robbbry at Wav
i-rly-Tho Sprlggx cake li? Ablngdon
Oollcge orators ai >Va?hlnB;t?n and Let:
Cromw<>ll-.lalmHon rano in Korfotk Pollce
Ooiirt-No Indlelmeut of Carrle Baitin,
Avho shot his lirotlv?r ln We-atmori'Imul
Wcstover negroes drowned-El^ctrle and
Jnilling ^lerg?^r at beevbiirg-A fox hunl
ln I>ouisa-Sevcnty-llrst Virglnla Kegi
jnent wlll send ritle tenm to gfa iSIrt
PfcterslHirg clerpym^n fall uo return mar
rlago ticonres-Sixsncor, who miirdered
Mrs. Wilborn In Ilallfax, Is lndloti-d
Coo|>er, who shot his wife aml him?
aelf In Lynchburg, dk-s from his wound
!-Base-ball lea^ue of VlrKJnia and North
Uarollna towns to be fonned-A new
bank In Crc-we. Marrlages-Mr. Jarnes B.
3hannon and illss Kathcrlne I... f'hnrlton
ai Iyexington: Gordon Evfirett and Bdiea
KllzabeUi Jordan jn PoriMtnouth: J. T.
Doswell and Miss, Rosa Wright at Gor
Sonsvlllo. Deaths-Mr?. .lolin Amlcrson
in Northumberland: .lanies P. .lohnson Ih
Nanscmond: Joel Holland Cn Nanesmoiid;
Miss Jaue Butler In Nansemonil; Ijr.
Eewis Ih Glbba at I>xlnKton; Mrs. J. S.
Lxjndoreo ln Cumberlund; "W, J. Meadow ln
The Watta liquor blll Is passcd by the
Ser.ate as It passed ln the jtous?, wfth'jut
n.nionilrnent-Text of the aneusure whlch
?vll| now becomo ii law wlth tlie Gover
nor's signalure, antl will baicom*: offectlvc
July lsi?Tho Seiiat-; paases a resoluUon
pledging to tlie w;hools of ihe Sutc ihe
uddUlonal $P?.Cn.HJ appraprlalion; tlie
House rcfers the rosohnion to a eomniit
tee-Man escupea frnm jail in Ashevllle
nnd carries iho Jaii doora wlth blm
Freight rato confenenee at Greunsboro to
Uay-Probable now tbaL Durhuni wlll
booure a uuion dL-pot-Peabody Ktreol
case ends with a perpctual Injunetlon In
favor of the Southern-Blsjiop is to dc
-ide whether he will uceept tho Hve-year
sentcnce or appeal.
Ex-Govcmor J. lloge Tyler wlll be a
candldate for the Senalo nnless conilltiona
chansc-Senator 'J'lllman made a vlgor-i
ous, bul cojiservatlve, spceeli ln Senalo
on Ihe raee qucstion; inids fauli with
nowspaper men for only reportlng ihe hot
part of bls speechea?Apiuopriatiuii bil:s
will be glven rlght of way ln tho Senate
?Derautiais refuse to accept comurbr
mise on stuiehood blll; PreslUent alon'o
ficfims hopeftil of solitilon of loglslativo
tanglo ln Senate?Seiiate committcc
Ktrlkos Capitol approprlutlon oul ?f tbe
supiiry clvll blll-Sllvcr servlce present
rd to tho bhlp Ala,bama-Brltisli peeresa
Involved ln a ganiblliiB' scandal-Mlsn
Tlnsiey, of Ulohniond. raakes succ'essful
tlebut in New York-Dr. W. JO. H. Davis,
proinluent physlclun of Rlrminghani, kill
cd Uy Btroet car-Valuable. JaoUson
piinera preaented to tii? Coiigressinnal
Llbriiry-L.oul.syille nuiu lnvenls a bur
g ar al.-irm that photogra.phs tho lmrglar.
lilanns ihe famlly and innllles the polk-o
??-lwo hundred glrls oscape from
flaroea tha.t de.stroyed seihool bulldlng In
Merldinn, Miss.-Cr.ar ?f Husslu is io
name the arbin-atoi-H of i.lio Venezuelan
rllspute-?-Declslon of tbe Supreme Court
ln tho lottery llchet case in wlclely com
inentcd on ns estublisliliiftj procedent, glv
ing Congress unlimit.'d ppwor to conlrol
t'omrnerce?-J P. MorfiSn snid to ave
secured control of t|lt- st. UuIh and San
Franclsco Kallway?-Prices broke at tl.
SILVER SERVICE GIVEN
TO SHIP ALABAMA
(Ily AMsocliiIud L'reBsO
MOB1DE, ADA., I-Ybrtiary 2l.-Tho o:
erclsi-a ln conneetlon with preaentatlo
of tho sllver servlce gi\-<i|. by tha ueople
,nf Alabnnm to tiio Unltod Btatos bultle
nlilp Alabamui were hola ln tho thoalr.
horo to-day, Tlm orntiir of tho oecaHlnn
was Hoii. E. AI. ltobllMQll, Tlm servlce
wus accepted on holialf nt llio oIIIcci-h of
tha Alabama by Ouptnln 11. C. Damis
ooinnmnder of tho veasel,
Tho sllver servloo cousisu of pavon
plecea nnd cost aboul ifa.SOO.
DR. DONALD GUTHRIE TO
Dr. Donald aullirle, uf llio Flrst Presw
hyterlan Churcb, liultiniore, wlll lecturo
on "SScotland" In tho u-linpel of tho 8o
coud Pi-esbyievhin Olmrpli ttilw nfteriioorj
ut C o'clock, iiiidt-i- tho ttusplt-ea of Ihe
Young l.adhV Socloly of tho church.
Thera wlll be no aduMssilon fee, hu(, a.
*rBe?.wm offpiine a^ .tha ioor^ ' >
This TillmaiTs Charge
Agalnst the President.
Roosevelt's Knowledge of the
IN OPENING DOOR
IT IS ALSO SHUT
Door of Hope in South Carolina Had at
One Time Been Closed for Eight
Years Against the White Peo?
ple by Bayonets?Mr.
(By Assbelat*. Pn?ris,)
WASlilNGTON, l-'ebruary .1? The In
dlanola postofllce casq occupled the major
portion of tho tlme of the Sonate to-day,
Mr. Tillman spoke three hours ln con
tlnuailon of nip remark. bc-gun yeaterday
on tho )"ace .juestion, and was followed
by Mr. Carinaek. of Trnm-sKee.
During the morning hours bllls and res
olutlons -were pass.it: and consideratlon
was glven the r.llls to further
prr../|de for the sufo keeplng of
publlc moneys ln nallonal banks>.
Tho agrlculttiral appropriatlon bill
waa also passed, The Benato ad
journed to meet to-morrow at 11 o'clock,
whlch, untll o-thrwlae ordered. wlll be the
hour for convenlng hercafter.
Mr. Tillman In his speech sald that ln
deallng with tho Indianola postofllce, the
President and Postmaster-Gcneral tran
HCPiidid theli- authorlty and resorted
methodn whlch were both tyrannlcal and
unconstUutjonal. H. wnhte_ to know lf
ln figurlng up the purpose of thelr new
born zesvl, "thi. cold-blor .I.-?. caiculatlve,
advlsedly-tnken actton," waa not prompt
ed by a low motlve.- Ile charged that
iOC.uOO n'-groes are cocrclng flfty mlllions
of whlte- pc-'.plo ln the North to deal with
sorehtecn mllllona of whlte men ln the
South ln the int^rest of clght mllllon lg
norant ncgroes tn that sectloij.
IIo read extraets from the letter of the
President, writtc-n some tlme slnca, cover
ing his vlewa with respect to appoint-'
rrif-nts of negroes to ofllcc. He wanted to
t-e Just to the President, ho sald. but the
views were supcrtieial. "How llttle and
fimall and InfJnUesslmal." ho sald. "Is the
knowl.-dgo behind such a vlew." rte add
ed that the ipeople of the North have no
more use for the negro at clo.*e quarters
than ho had. He clted Instanccs of as
aaulti hy negroes on white women, and
deolared that the more tho northern peo?
ple find out about the nc-gro. the less use
they Iiave for him. The ballot of the
negro, he maJntalned. was a menace tn
good goi-ernmeiit. and the people of the
.North afo comlng to reallze that the en
franchlsement of him bordercd on a
rtevertlng to tlie Presldent's utterance
that he was' unwIlHng to shut tho door of
hope and opportunlty ln tho case of a
typrthy and competent colored man, Mx,
Tillman sald at flrst blush thero Is not
a man allvc who wouid not agree with
that SQiitlment, but ho tnqulred tf It evet
occurred to any one that ln oponing that
door of hope lt might not be shut ln the
laco oi" the whlte man. Tho door of hope
Jn South Carolina, he said. at one tlme
had been closed by bayonets to the
?whltes for elght yoars, whlle raplne. mur
dor and misgovernment ran rlot. with an
ahomlnatlon in the sight of man (pi-esidlng
on'er Ihe Ptato.
DOES NOT IIATE NEGRO.
Un doclared that he did not hate the
negro, and that all negrocs aro not had.
Only a smal! percentagc were bod. and
these, he satd. are leadlng tho rrst. and
belng patted on -tho back by riollUcir.ns.
He regarded It as his duty to his State
toistand forevor opposed to any idea of
Miss Constance Tinsley Won
of Her Audience.
(Speclal lo The Tlme3.Dlfipati.-li,)
NEJSy YOKIC, February .1.?Mlss Con
staneo II. Tinsley, of nichmond, Va., made
her profosslonal oppearaneo as a rcader
before a New York nudleneo at the Wal
dorf-Astoi-in last nlglit |n n recital In
whlch sho was agslated by Slgnor Gul
seppo Aldo Rand.-gger, planlst. Her jiro
giamnio waa vnrli'd ainl her tuU-i.t and
botiuty won tho enthruslastlu approba?
tion of her liearers.
ln her negro dltili-ct ri-.-ulliigs Mlss Tlns
loy was particulaily oftVotlve. fihe gava
'Tho Apple Trce," by Joel Chiuuller Hur
rls; "l.ady," by Kutli McKnory Stuart,
und "AnBellna," by Paul l.uwrenuo Dun
hV'J 'howed roniai-knblo strfiigtli In a
Hceno fi-o'ni Aot XI. of "Himry Ylli."
.Other |-eiidln_s wero: "V\i ut a A'llla
Down ln ttio Clty," by liobert Hiownlng;
"Mother anrt Poot," by Mrs. lirownlng;
"JJan'a a Man for a" That.' liy itoboit
Huiiis; "Ardolla ln Arcudy," by .losophina
Updgo l.iiMlcuin, uiul st trmisiatton from
lli addltlon to n Ohopln nunitiei- Slgnop
Rancloggi'i- gavo coinpoaltluns of Ruoh
niunloff anU do Uorlot tt?a onq af ?>i*
polltlcal or soclal oqualtty on thf? part
of the negro with tho whltes. Conlin
tilntf, ho reforred to tho adoptlon of the
fiftoenth amcmlmcnt to tho Conatltu
"When you rotnorsclesfily stand by
that," sald he, 'Vnd miy It Ih isflcretl, you
force us to face tho altt-rnatlve of a
confllct of raeOB."
The purpose of those who endorse the.
Prestdfint'H door of hope pollcy. ,he ve
hnmontly doolni-od, Is that In tlme South
Carolina sliouM beeome a State of mu
lattoes and In thls evont he predlctod that
thero wouid be morn bloodshed than was
ever sht-d before. .
"1 beg you for God's sake." he sald,
fnclng the Republlcan slde. "not to pro
duce an tictite stuge of hatred whlch wlll
brlng tho racea together with the resolvo
of tho whltes to dlo ln order to rotaln
ONI-Y QUOTE HOT STUFF.
Mr. Tllltian sald his nowspaper frlends
alwaya took great palns to quote every
thlng he sald that was "hot," leavlng
out everythlng- that was ratlonal, docent
and sano ln thelr purslilt of sensatlonB,
and ln thls respect a great wrong had
been done hlm.
"A 'IIo," ho sald, "never had ony par
tleular truth," and ho wouid not attempt
to make even a ata.rt ,to run down thoso
that havo been told oh him."
Mr. Tillman sald he did not want to nce
the Afrlcander drlvon* to the wall and
dld not want to shut the door of hope
In his face, but he could not consont to
Uie domlnance of that people over the
whltes. He then poked fun at Mr. Hanna
and. read the tltlo of the blll he recently
Introduced to penslon ex-BlavoH.
"Oh, my God." sald he. "dld Mr. Han?
na me.in that. or Is it a polltlcal dodge?"
The effect of tbe blll was, he declared,
to glve opportunlty to unscrupulous nc?
groes to bamboozie and d?;ceive their
people by securlng subscrlptlons ostensl
bly to further the Interests of the blll.
He concludcd by saylng that "ln propor
tlon as you arouse false hope In the
minds of these people you are only sow
Ing the wind whlch wlll name up into
a whlrlwind late'r on."
Negroes of Virginla WIsh to
Be Able to Vote.
AIDED FROM THE NORTH
Said That They Are Being Loaned
Money in Order to Enable Them to
Acquire Real Estate
Colored people of Richmond are buylng
more real estate in and around Richmond
than for many years, If ever before in
The fact ls, that for some years past
the- colored people have been losing their
property. having gono in debt to buy it
and grown careless about borrowing
money on it where they could. The en
tiro face of thlngs has changed. Whoro
as beforfi the adoptlon of the new Con
-tltutidli. negroes were indtfferent about
real estato sales and rarely, if ever at
U-ndcd one unless lt was their own house
wbicli was ofiered.
The observatlon of real estate men
now Ia that they attend every advertised
sale when the property Is at all in thelr
reach. One promlnent' real estate man
said yeaterday afternoon that a few days
ago he had a salo and was surprlsed to
sec- a negro in the erowd bidding like
a Trojan. witu the result that ho *e
cured the property, paying a good price
ANXIOUS TO BUY.
Another agent says that not in his ex
perlence has he known the colored peo?
ple so anxlous .to buy property. lyot af?
ter lot he has recently sold them. The
eagcrness of colored people to get prop?
erty has attracted the attentlon, not to
say surprlso. of such leadlng real estate
dealers as Mr. N. Yv". Bowe and Mr. A.
J. Chewnlng. Thelr sales of propertv
likely to be wlthin the reach of negroes
are regularly attended by colored people.
Only Monday Mr. Bdwa offered for sale
No. 13S0 North Twenth-seventh Street.
It was bought by Robert Jackson. a col?
ored man, for $250, and the amount was
rald caah. The liouso Js a small ono
und the r-xpendlturc ti-lfltng to a prosner
ous whlte man, but Ihe fact of the pur
chasc and the cagerness on the part of
the colored men to own property Is
signlflcant and Interestlng.
MOVEMEXT IN THE NORTH.
For some tlme a rumor has been afloat,
rt well-deftnod report. Indeed. that a
movemt-nt lind been started among the
whlto and colored pooplo of the North.
tho objcctlve point of whlch was East
ern Virginla. AVhnt the purpose and
Ulnd of nioyement this was did not ap
pear, but all who heard It wero convinctM
that it had somethlng to do wltb tho
negroes voting and was an nttempt ln
some way to get tho llllterate and other
wlsa deburred from out of tho hmlta
tlons of the Constltutlon. And now the
sooret wouid soem rcvealed. Buslness
men nro asklng if a fund has come from
the North?"bair'l." so to speak?and the
colored people are belng helped to get
property as tho ono sure way of reach.
Ing tho ballat box. When tha report of
the "rnovement" flrst came. It was as
SQClatod with colored pooplo's banks and
biilldtng and loan nssoclatlons. "Aro
Northern people deposltlng money with
these lnstltulions to bo usod in purchas
Ing liomes for tho negroes?" In the
Ught of i-pcent events thls questlon may
bo asked with all proprlety.
NO ONE WU.L, OBTECT.
But nobody ls likely tn bo found
who objects to tha colored people
buylng property. Summlng up. lt
wouid soem that ollher tht negroes,
of tholr own aocord, or urged by
nthers, nro tnklng tho ndvlce of
Bookor 'U'nsliliiKton, and puttlng forth
overy effort to own property ns tho sur?
moans of having - tho franchlse i-lght.
Tho fact Is promlnent that Richmnnd
colored peoplo nro huylng inoro lots ln
and rtbout Richmond now than evor ba
foro. Wliero dld they get tho monoy?
They could not havo saved It In tho tlmo
slnc-p the nr-w Constltutlon was adoplcd.
Tho nn.tural questlon Is: "Aro tho white
and colored people of tho North loaning
tlw money? If not, what is thls more.
inont whlch ls belng quletly talked
BE TESTED TO-DAY
The Htand-plpe. ut Murpliy's Annox wlll
be testod nt 1 o'clock this afternoon, No.
? <-nglne and No. 1 truik belng used.
The plug ou tho corner jic-xt to the Hl
Jou wlll be uBed, und In order not to
flelivy the cars tha company wlll put lio.e.
iuaxyn, ' :?' 1
Tq Enter a Protest on the
ATTACKS MADE ON
A Warm Meetlng at Murphy's
of- Broad-Street People.
BY THE ASSEMBLAGE
Number of Representative Citizens
Take Part, and Accuse the du
nlor Senator of Not Totirg
Fair With Them ? The
Proceedings and the
Forty of the representative buslnead
men of Rlehmond riiet In tho annex to
Murphy's tlotel Iust nlght and voted
unanlmously ln favor of sorno other site
than tihe present one for a new Federal
bulldlng in Rlehmond.
A commtttee was appoint,ed to go at
enco to Washington and present the res
clutlons adopted and to ao all wlthin thelr
power to defeat the provlslon ln the Sen
t'te blll provldlng the means to pay for
the condemnatlon of tho Shafer bulldlng
Thls meetlng was held ln response to
the followliig letter sent to several pcr
"You aro cordlally lnvited to be pres?
ent at a meetlng of promincnt citizens
thls evenlng (Tuesday) at hnlf-past 8
(t:30) o'clock. ln tho new annex of
Murphy's Hotel, of ...ose who favor
some other siio for the new postofticc
ir. preference to tho Shafer bulldlng
B'.te. W? wlll be glau to kcc you and
as many of your .r lencis as possible
present, and we wpulii request that
you notlfy aa many as you can to
"CHAREES U COOKE,
"EEROY E. BROWN,
MR. STARKE'S "VIBV7S.
During the evenlng Mr. Eeroy E. Browti
er.plalned the abseneo of Mr. Ashton
Starke by readlng the following letter
"I told Coloncl Murphy over the 'phone
thls A. M, that I would attend the mect
ipg alluded to above upon his Invltatlon,
but I flnd that I must leavo tho elty thls
evenlng. As I have expressed my vlews
In publlc prlnt everybody kr.ows where I
stand. I would llke for somehody io come
cut In print and give clearly the reasons
for adding to the present offlce."
SOME WHO WERji, THERE.
In the audlonco were severa! of the
most promlnent business men of Rieh
noiiil. There were Colnnel Jobn Murphy,
MtFPrs. h. O. Mllier, W. a. Rhoads.
Charles Hutzler, Moses Thalhirner. I-Ionry
M. Boykln. Isr.ac Thalhirner. John M.
Canipbell. Eeroy E. Brown, Charles E.
Cooke, E. A. Stumpf, Colonel W. Miles
Cory, James T. Disney, Thomas W. Hund
ley, William H. Zimmermann, Thomas M.
Rutherford, Messrs, Rothert, Raab, Mey
er, Cohen. A. C. Tfarman and others.
Mr. Charles L. Cooke called the meet?
lng to oi-der and Mr. Charles; Hutzler,
one of tho best-known business men In
the elty, wa.s made the chairmnn. Mr.
ITutzIor mnde no speeeh when he as
sumed tlie gavel, but he did some pretty
plaln lalklng a little laler on." Mr.
Conke wa-s made the seeretnry.
There wn.s a panse nflor the orgnnlza
tfor. bad been p?rfeclert. bnt'wnen Mr.
Cooke gavo the ball n kiclc II rolled and
kent rolllng. ar.d rolled on most beautl
Mr. Hutzler. who makes. by the way,
a flne preslding ofTlcer, sald the moeth's
had been called for tlie purpoae of nny
ona expresslng himself freely and fully
as to why lt would be bUter fcr all the
interests of the clty that tho postotilce
bulldlng proposed to be ereet^d be unon
some other site than that now occuplcd
by tho Shafer bulldlng.
VIEWS OF MR. COOKE.
Mr. Cooke, a young real estate man,
who has a good llow of language, at
onco dived rlght lnto tho ment of tlie
subject, Ho caught the attentlon of his
audience from th? start and beld it to
the linlsh of his nddross. He> lald down
the proposltlon that tho clty ought to
havo a postofllee bulldlng that would be
a credlt to the government and an prnu
ment to the elty. The Seorotary o'f llio
Treasury and the siiporvislng nrchiteets
of that Department. he n.sserted, were,
opposed to tho patehlng up of the preis
ThisAlarm Also Awakens the
Family and Summons
(Spnbiiil t'? Tiio Tlmes-PlBpatcli.)
eouisvu/Lie; ky, Fob, m,-john a,
Rougli, il rallroad englneer, who llves in
a Eouisvlllo subiii'i., bus been granlod u.
patcvit on tho hurglar alarm thal frlglit
ena 'tho hurglai'. takes his picture,
awalsens tho iiinilly and KuuimoiiH Iho
The Invejillon consisttf uf u canioni tit
tached by oleotrio wlres to ti buttery.
When.u burglai- enters tho houso through
tho door or wludow lo whloh tlie uliirm
Ih attaehed, a conncetloh, ly nwde whloh
llauhoa a llght lu his face ancl.tho cuniera
pliotngriiphs hlm. AI llio 8aino llmo a
hell is made to ring | whloh ajarms tho
famlly Ih the houaei'junU If Ihn eontrl
vaniio ls eonnocled jVlth tho Ifaluphoua
calla tha pollua. I '
out Federal bulldlng, but thoy favored
a now slte. They wnnted a slte whoro
aititlclal Ught wouid not havo to bo al
Ilavlng told of tho roiisona why ho fa?
vored u now slte, Mr. Cooke, went after
Senator Mnrlln. IIu was a. inember of
the coinmlUee that went to W.ishlngton
to udvocate a clmnge of Hltc to I.lroarl
Street. Ho cluirgi-d that Senator Martln
had not kept hia word with the comnilt
too. In otlier words, he asserted that
the commlttee made the propnsmon
that there wouid be no flght niude upon
tho proposltlon to condomn the Shn.fer
bulldlng at 5175.000 lf Senator Martln
wouid agi-eo that ln tho ovent that thero
should bo any "httch" In tho proceed'
Ings that tho sum approprlated remaln
and thut tho Seoretary of the Trens
ury bo pormlttod to select the slte.
Mr. Cooko charged thut Senator Mnr
tlu liui. not kept faith with the commlt?
tee, and thrit he had gotton through tho
Kenato a blll to pay about ?!7,000 more
for the Shafor bulldlng than what was
Thls was protty warm, but the llttle
flamo that wns started by Mr. Cookc
grew and spread and dorclopcd Into a
great flre before the proceedlngs wore
After charging Mr. Martln with not
"totlng faJr," Mr. Cooke went on to ur
gue with cionBldorable force that Rich?
mond was not seeklng a patcbed up
bulldlng to scrvo the present gcneratlon.
but a structure that wouid servo for gen
t-raUons to come. ?
MR. HUTZIVER SPRAKS.
Followlng Mr. Cooke, tho chalrman, Mr.
Hntzler, got In a fow shots at Senator
Martin. Mr. Hutzlor was one of those
who went to "YVashlngton. He consldered
that Mr. Martln had absolutely broken
falth with .the committee. Ho confirmed
all Mr. Cooke had told.
By this tlme the meeting was warming
up. Gentlemen got out of thelr overcoats
and sottled back in thelr chalrs to hear
statements made. There waa no attempt
at oratory. Those who addressed the au
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
Peeress Involved in Bridge
DETECTED BY DUCHESS
Game Was Being Played at Chatsworth
During Christmas Entertaining of
man Was One of Culprits.
(Speclal Cable to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LONDON, February 24.?Dondon so
clety is on the eve of a gambllng scan?
dal growing out of a sensatlonnl brid_-a
whist party, In whlch the Prince of
"VYales narrowly escaped becomlng in?
volved, and whlch promises to rlval In
its sensatlonal featurcs the famous
lt occurred at the great party given
by the Duko and Duchess of Devonshlre
over Christmas, at Chatsworth, the
Duke's mugnilicent country seat in Der
byshlre. Tlie culprits were a peeress,
partlculary well connected, and a noble
mau who moves in tho most exclusivo
clrcles in British aristocracy. In a. gamo
01' bridge.whist. in whlch tho stakes were
hlgh. tho peeress was caught bv tho
Duchess of Devonshlre herself ln the aet
of signalllng to the nobleman. wlio was
playlng Ih ihe game, the cliaracter of the
cartls lield by tho person back of whoae.
cliaJr the peeress stood.
The Duchess of Devonshlre had hor
susplctons aroused, and a watch was set
by hersolf und two friend- whom she
took into her confldence. The result Jus
tlflecl ber susplclons, and the garne, whieh
had been very large, was stopped in
such a manner that the two culprits'
knew they had been dotected.
One slgnlficant result was that tho
Prince of Wales, who was to have gono
to Derbyshlrc for the amateur theatrl
cals whlch followed Christmas, recelvod
a timely warnlng and caneelled his ^n
gagernent, ..arlug to bo drnwn into a
celebrate'd caso. as was ,ils father.
Another'gamo of whist resulted In the
reslgnation from White's Club, ln St.
Jamos Street, of a well khowu inember,
iiusbnnd of a woman who ls conHpicious
in soclety, and the prohibltlon <.f tho
game ln the club. The offender was do?
tected ohoathig, a sceno followed and
after a commlttee had Investlgated tho
caso he was glven the option of reslgn
ing or b*Ing oxpelled.
KILLED EMPLOYER'S WIFE
AND LOOTED HIS HOUSE
WldftSffl^lS Pa!*" p'obruarV 2..
Whlle farmei- Goorge Payne, of Tloga,
went to market with hay he left tha
farm ln caro of his age'd wlfo und Ed
ward Meyei-K. In tho evenlng when tha
llttle daughter came from sohool. the
inothei- could not bo found, Thorongh
search rayealed the body with the skull
orushed and covored with straw ln the
liorso s table.
Moyora had escaped after lontlng tho
house and ondeavorlng to hldo tho
weajion used', a Khort-han.ile.t, pltphfork.
IIo was iiired some two weeks ago as
a tramp und soemed a willlng hand
The authorltles thlnlc ho started for tho
J. P. MORGAN SAID TO
CONTROLST.L. & FRISCO
(ISy A?soi>lut.<l ITi-KB.)
NIOW YORK, I't-briiiiry 24.?Tho recent
aoUylty lu st. LohIh and s,in Frarjelsccr
sliares oauKiil a genoral bollof that con
U-ol of tho road has changed hund.s and
the opinion iu Wall Street was that J,
P. Morgun & Cotnpajiy were tha now
ownoi's, No ofllcliil cfiniirmntlon of those
roports was ohtalnahle, howovor, ut llie
bunkliig houso ot J, P. Morgun ei Com?
HEARST TO SELL
tllv A-wluteil I'nu*,!' ^
WASIIINCTON, D. 0., l'Vl'ruary 21,?
CongicHHiiiiin-ohH't WUIIiiiu 1(, lleitrst,
of New YOl'Jf, i-aino to tho I'lly to-nlgtit
lu eiiinpiuiy with ex-llovi'i-iiDi- lJmld, o(
Culltorula. IIo told Thu Tlnies-Dlspalcli
I'oi-rcspoiident ho oxpiieteU lo sell hlsj
three iiapoiH lu fow yeitra aiul devote
hlmself inoi'o uotlyoly to polltlos,
"1 am Hil oi-illniiry Anieiicaii," ho re
tillecj when J alliiduU tu Iii. preaiiIeuL.ini
Very Amustncj Episode
WERE ALL PRESENT
Each Cave Evldence in a
QUESTION OF GUILT OF
CONTEMPT OF COURT
Intimations That Those Concerned
Might Have to Give an Account of
Which Formed One of the '
Most Ludicrous Occur
rences of Monday.
Seated around the festlve board, tha
sixty-livo or sevcnty practiclng attorneya
'of Lynchburg, members of the Absque
i-loo Fraternity, had presented to them
ln a most vlvld and pleturesquei manner
tho several eveuts ln tho Crawford-Camp
bell pot-pourrl, leadlng up to and includingr
the present investigatlon.
As attorneys, these gentlemen were nat
urally drawn to a caso which has aroused
the lnterest of tho entlre population of
the Old Domlnlon. Comparatively few of
them, however, had had opportunlty to
vislt Rlehmond and Amherst and for
themselves wltness tlie affalr as lt pro
tteded. Thereupon, when tho Absque
Hocs gathored Monday evenlng last at
tho Carroll Hotel ia tlie Hlll Clty for
thelr annual banquet, there was provlded
for them a series of llvlng pictures, by
means of which they wero to get an ad
equnte idea of tho altuation. For convc
jjlenee's sake- on I'.rdcni. Absquo Hoo pol
Ished tho thing up Into a play, whlch,
Jvcra what Is told of It, will llve in Lynch?
burg llteraturo ns a elasslo.
There was sonui slight varlation tn
names nnd somo slight variatlons In other
rlircctlons', but tho man who has followed
tlie Amherst. uuveillng con apjircclate tho
l.nrlesque. From fche'start to the llnish
lt was rlch. Thero la no other word for
it. In leglslative circles yesterday lt was
n prlme inirth producer. Many wero dls
ci'.sslng lt. Report last night was to the
eflect that one well known attorney, hlin
solt one of those present. had drawn up
a lot of bogus w.irrants summonlng hlm
".elf and his brothren before Judgo Camp
beK for contempt of court.
THE FIRSl' ACTJ
As indlcated before, the thlng was prc
sented ln the form of a play ln three octs.
The actors were a number of well known
Lynchburg lawy'ors. , Tho audlence was
t'.ie Abs<|uo Hoc Club,' made up of attor?
neys of |he Hlll Clty, there to enjoy thelr
Aet I. opened at Amherst Courthouse,
where was to be trled the Rev. C. II.
Crawflsh for contempt of court. Enter
Judgo Eromedary, wlth satchel ln hand.
The Judge, who was most v-Ivldly pre
senled by Mr, Fred Harper, son-in-law of
bYnator John W. Daniel, took uls seat
nnd procoeded to open court. Court ful
lowers wero sta.nding around admlrhig his
beauty. Turnhig to his satchel, Judge
Dromedary opened lt and forthwith drow
tlv-Q bottles of Amherst whlskey and three
t'i'niy revolvers. Thus fortltled he ordered
the sherlff to open court. The docket was
read by Clerk SandwJcn.
"May It please the court," sald a volce,
?'l should llke to make, a motlon."
Judge Dromedary frowned In the dl
lec-tion of the Intnidcr, and ln a volce
of thunder deraandedi
"What distrlct ave you from, eii .
"From P>edlar Distrlct, may It please
Your I.Tonor." \
"Procced. sir," spoko the Judge; "you
are a. proper person to make a motion."
"May It please tho Court," sald anoth
(Contlnued on FJfth Pnge.)
NO LIMIT TO
Decision In Lottery Case of
Far Reachlng Im.
(By Assoclateil I'ress.l
WASHINGTON, i>. C? February 21.?
Tho doclslon in tho lottery cases ihas oc
CUblonud, coiisldeiabie commfnt In -Wash?
ington, Members of tho a'dmlnlstratloti
imfiert that tho majority of the court haa
lully Bustalned ihe conteution ibut tho
Sherman rtntl-lrusi law did not exhaliBt
ihe constlLulionul control of llio Federa)
Cuvernnient over commerce. Thls view' ls
shiii'cii by in'on who iiro prominont in tho
uihninlstr.-Ulon. One of tlieravsald to-day:
"Ttio Chaniplou doclslon oleurly mis
tahied tho conteution of thu governmont.
No liniiortaut prupositlon In tho goveru
inent'H brlef was rejoeted. Tho plenary
ar,d absoluto power of Oongress to pro
hiblt uny form nf tralllo whnn It deems
Htich tnilllc hostlle to tho pnbllu lnteresta.
la cleiirly sustalned.
"Tho fnets ln tho loltory cases did not
requlro Justlcn liarlan lo expross auy
i.plnlon dlrectly on thls fiuoatlon, but
tlie trend of his rensonlng olearly indl
cateB that Congress may oxcluiln from m
terstate traiTle any commomty deemocl by
It an projudleliil lo Ihe publlo welfura,
?tnd tliat Its motlves are heyond Judlelal
Inqulry. Tho SoglPQl olYecl of tlilti ia that
ConniiMi hus Ihe ali.-niuie tight to t-ay
when coinmeive ln nuy g v>mi r-uminoiUay
idiull bu freo or- piohlblled, aad it would
frllow that h.-lwoo.'i ilu'so oxtremes it
ru.1 pormtt minh coininoreo upon condl
tli'iiB whlch It may linpose or eaiisorve
l',o publlo lnterests, aml n.-lth.-r tho pon
dltlons or^tlie motlves tliat aetuato them.
fun bu vevlewcd by tb? Juuiclary."
Wiii Be a Candidate Un
less Conditions Change
ASKS NOTHINO MORE
THAN A PRIMARY
Interestlng Questlon s Aroused
by the Announcement.
WILL MONTAGUE ALSO
BE IN RACE FOR HONOR?
Wlll the Prlmary Plan PrevaiiWhenSuc
cessor ls Chosen to Senator Thom
as S. Martin, and Is He as
Strong as When Ho De
feated General Flti
By Walter Edward Harris
(Speclal to Tlie Tli.ea-DUpatch,')
WASHINGTON, D. C, Fobruary .4.
There is scarcely room for the sllghtest
doubt that ex-Governor J. Hose Tyler
wlll be a candidate for the Unlted States
Senate agalnst Senator Martln 1n J90n.
T talked with tho Governor oh a rallwny
trnln to-day. and in the courso of a con
versatlon of nn hour or. more hemndo
"Tho election of a successor to Senator
Martln is a long tlme off. Nohody can
tell what wlll be the conditlont? prevall
Ing three years from now. But, If con?
ditions Ii. 1D03 are what they are now.J
I do not supposo there Is a man In Vir
Klnia who doubts or has ovc-r doubted
that I wlll b'e a candidate, especially r.s
tho Senator Is to be nontlnated ln a Dc-ni
ocnitlc prlmary. -whlch vvonld enable nis
to appeal dlreetly to tho people. That ls
rill I have ever nsk<*d." '
Governor Tylor refusetl nbsolutely ?<,?
dlscuss the <iti-estlon of his candidacy any.
further than this. Tt was only after por
slstent effort that he was tnduced to
mako the statement printed above. lle
evldently tlilnks the tlme for talkirg has
Bnt It ls as certaln as anything ln the
womb of the ftittit^e can be that il' tlie
Deroocratie nominntlon to tho senatot;
shlp is made in a party prlniary, Govern?
or Tyier wlll bo one ot" the candidatcs
But wlll tho prlmary plan obta'n in
3003? There has been expresscd much
dlssatlsfactlon at the praptlonl operntlon
of the plan so far as app.iesto the nomi?
nntlon of candidatcs for"Congross. The a
wlll be a State conventloii In T.Oi f r
tho purpose of chooslng clolegates t<-? tha
notlonal conventloii. It is aliuost certaln
that the party law refiuiring ;-ll e_n.:i
dates for general State offices and for
the Senato and Congress to be nomi?
nated at a prlmary electlon wlll be tha
subject of wann debate, and that an ef?
fort wlll be made to amend It ln sever.-il
ways, among; them, to ellmlnate the Sen?
ator from Its operatlqns.
WILit, MONTAGCE RUN?
Qulte a promlnent Democrat from tlie
Northcrn Nc.ck, who took an actlve part
in behalf of Mr. Montague in the gutier
natorlal contest in VM. sald to-day that
w?re Governor Tyler a, candidate. Gov?
ernor Montague should not - enter tho
race, Governor Montague haa never sald
publlcly that ho wouid be a candidate
for tlie Senate. That he wlll be secma
to be one of those things one knows
wlthout belng told.
Governor Tyler was one of the most
urdent of Mr. Montague's supporters In
ihe last gubernatbrial coniest. I' hap
pen to know that friends told hlm he was
too warm ln his oppositlon to Mr. Swan
son, But he grea.tly aclmlred Mr. Mon
?ague, and gave hlm hearty support. al?
though .Mr. Montague dld not activey
support hlm for the Senate in the Ty
ler-Martln contest of 1M9, Tho fou;
golng: m'akes plain two l'acts:
If Governor Tylor and Governor Mon
tague aro candidatcs agalnst Mr, Mar?
tin, the flrst two wlll draw from each
' If Governor Tyle.r is tho solo candidate
agalnst Senator Martin, the fornier wlll
expoct, and naturally, to poll tho voto
whlch wouid otherwiso havo been foi- Mr.
It ls upparent that Mr. Martln wlll not
be In the least weakened by the can?
didacy of Governor Tyler, should Gov
erjiov Montague ulso run. The only can?
didate yet suggostcd who wouid draw
from Senator Martln's support is Mr.
Braxton, Ka has almost declared ho
wouid not bo a- candidate.
"Wlll Governor Tyler bo stronger than
ho was when ho opposed Senator Mar?
tln in iwr.1
WIII Governor Montague be as strong
as when he received tho Kuhornntorlal
noinlnatlon by sueli. an ovenvhelnilng
majorlly two yeara ago?
Is Senator Martln stronger than when
he dolVat.-d General Lee tu 1S93, ot- Gov
onioi- Tyler ln ItllO?
If I could accuriitoly nnswer thcee
questlon, I wouid bo a prophet.
COUDDN'T STAND PRES3TJRB.
Tho House to-day uecented tlie Senate
hlll providlng for u currency for ihe
Phlllpplnes. Thls is ulmost proelsoly the
mensiiro roportod by tho inajorlty of the
Insulai' Commlttee of the House, but
whieh wus defeated by 'Demo.ru.ts und
twenty-oleht Republicana under th?
leadershlp of Mr. Jones, of Virginla. Mr.
Jonos led tlie fight agalnst tho Seniuo
blll to-day. IIo made an nble speech a.t
about half nu hour, tn whlch he sought
lo perauado. Lha Jlopuhiicans who- had
voted with tho DemoerctiS" before to si.ind,
up for the measuro whlch paaked lha
House. Hut they eouldn't ataml the pres
sure. as Mr. Jones had predleted tomo
daya ago, and every ono of them voted
for tho Senate blll. The rea.on glven
ln jnost instanoes was that If the bltt
undvr tousldeiiitlon were not passed tli>-r?
wouid bo no rhlllpplne currenoy leglsla
ikm at ti'i. rii-.-.- ilon, and that the Swuit"
blll was better than nothlng. Mr. JoneD
said att'-i- the blll pa?_ed thls arternoora
thut ho thoutfut lilm.oif thac lt waj b*tv