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?MB(S?l!i?88ffi_B? I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,211.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, ATRIL 0, 1900.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON. April 8.?Forecast for
"Thursday nnd Friday: /
Virginia?Fair Thursday; warmer In ox
ytrctna west portion. Friday fair; fresh
west winds, coomlng variable.
North Carolina?Fair Thursday and Fri?
day; fresh north winde, becoming varia?
Balny and windy, yesterday was ?
combination of March and April weather,
Fair wcuthor Is promised for to-day, with
higher tomperaturo In certain portions.
STATE OF THIS THERMOMETER.
. U A. M ...'. Oi
12 M.. 05
B P. M.?.08
C P. M. .W
I) P. M.,.07
Highest temperature yostorday. 08
Lowest tomporaturo yeptcrday. ?j
Mean tompuruturo yostorday. C?
Normal tempcrultirc for April....;... (w
Departure from normal tomperaturo. OS
Proclpltntlo:i during past 21 hours'... .57
? April 9, 1903.
Bun rises.r.Mfi ? ???? TIDE.
Sun sots..0:38 I Morning.2:23
Moon sets.?:10 | Evening.2:W
A. C.'Gllllgan died In tho penitentiary
liospital last night-Nearly tho entire
membership of tho House to be present
to-day to consider the case of Judgo
C. J. Campbell?Rev. James A. Duncan
leaves the Insurance Hold?Mann bill may
bo passed to-day-Effort to got the
President to visit Jamestown-Sale of
the T. C. Williams plant seems practically
, conllrmcd-Violators of the Sunday laws
ilned two hundred dollars each-A new
method to smash trusts?Great attend
unco on F.ducutlon Conference-Excel?
lent reporta of church boards-Nine
Biilts nro thrown out of-.court?.-Tost of
tho transfer matter begun In the courts
?-Question Of street cars carrying the
"Uniteci States mall arouses,Interest-Hill
prohibiting enticing servants away un?
favorably reported?Well known ncad
}. em y to bo sold?Virgin Ian to engage in
missionary work?Death In Bnltlinoin
of Major John II. Dlnneon-Mr. A. F.
Thomas likely to run fur the Senate
Death of Mr. Thomns F. Pollard
Southern Vehicle Association proposes to
Htart a mutual assurance company?
Veteran? meet and arrange 'for trip to
New Orleans-Base-ball game this, af?
ternoon-Federal soldier Hooks a war
tlmo friend. MANCHESTER-Paving
contract awarded-AVork of tho Street
'Committee?Councilman Gill to resign
Discussion of tho report concerning send?
ing property-holders to the Council?
Marriage of Miss Clarke-Mr. Buckncr
and Miss Johnson wed-Wedding of Mrs.
Galllon and Mr. George L. Wills-An
egg hunt for ISaster Monday.
Ixieal option election in Danville to-day
??New bank building In Staunton
Fruit injured In Russell-General Mac
Kill speaks in Staunton-E. J. Anderson
?riven four years at Emporla for killing
W. S. Lynch-?Three-year term for
Charles Echoh? In Bristol for killing a
cripple-American and German men-of
war docked together at Newpofc News
-Peanut prices will be higher 15$Peters?
burg-New jury und no comlE'jmlse In
Schmoelo award case at NortSSk-Fire
probably Incendiary ut Front reoyal-?XV.
S. Shelby charged with murdering Ar?
tillery man Dysart at Newport News
Strawberry croj? around Norfolk some?
what Injured??Harrisonburg pottery
closes down?Suicido of a conductor at
Roanoke-Chesapeake and Ohio proposes
to build subway at Newport News'-Belt
line railroad proposed at Frederlcksburg
-.Furnace falling, l*.t will bo repaired.
nti?uenn Vista-Colonel Lane, the new
commissioner of hospitals-Damage to
in/It In Mecklenburg-New York yacht
on the Pamunkey-Young girl accidental?
ly shot near Alilngdon, dying Instantly
Seaboard promotions nt Portsmouth
Virglnln-Cornell game called on* at Char
loltesvllle on account of muddy grounds
?Antl-salnon sentiment growing in Not
toway-Fire nt Blnckstono-An oppor?
tunity for Richmond to secure Rappahan?
nock Valley trade. Marriages-Blake
Barker and -Miss Rosa E. Lane In Goooh
lnnd; Moses Gctz and Misa Florence Ei
Pence In Shenandoah: R. F. Thompson
and Miss Mnrgnret Hello Dlckerson In
Staunten. Deaths-Frederick Paft In ?
Alexandria: Mrs. Eleanor Rndcliffo In
Chesterfield; Julius ?. Burgess at Norfolk;
William H. Bowles In Bedford; Lawrence
?tringfellmv ut Culnopcr: Nicholas Bow?
man nt Oladosboro; Prof. Louis Schelmunn
Air brakes fall to work nnd freights
crash together at' Lexington-Another
D?mocratie primary necessary at New?
born for the selection of it Mayor-?In?
teresting marriage at Woldon-Convict
sentenced to hang for murder commits
suicido with stet'l from shank of his shoe
In Halifax jail-Southern detectives on
the track'of Blacksburg train wrcc.kers
>?>l>n.urlnburg Wants a new Seaboard sta?
tion?Stniwherry crop not injured,
Senator Daniel grows reminiscent of tho
surrender at Appomattox-Admiral Mel?
ville, chief of ilio Construction Bureau
rif the Navy Department. Is said to have
matured plans for a turbine propelled
battleship that will ho a. great surprise
to sailors-Heavy rnlnfiill In Tennessee
Valley sends tho river up in a hurry
Stock market inactivo and weak; money
enslor-Bookies .had bad day at Bon
nlngs. Ihreo favoritos winning In tho mud
and ili? others. successful were heavllv
backed-Secretary ot War makes im?
portant ruling In regard to members of
tho Slate militia enlisting In regulr-f
army-Strikers In Romo nro dispersed
by charges of cavalry-Artillery used
against strikers In Russin, and muny per?
sons wore killed-Throe persons perish
in tenement house lire In Phllndelpjiia
Women will take a very prominent part
in tho Confederato reunion in Now Or?
leans-Officers of the general staff of
the army are announced-Senator Dan?
iel says that the next Democratic national?
platform will be entirely different from
the ones adopted at Chicago und Knnsns
City-Meeting of the Southern Pnclflo
stockholders was very quiet, and no rep?
resentatives of tho Kopiio Interests at?
tended-President Roosevelt Invades
the Yellowstone Park to enjoy solitud?
nnd studv the animals-Tornado In Ala?
bama kills cloven persons nnd tosses
houses about like paper boxes-Till?
man's counsel secure continUi'iice of ciyf?
until Juno term of court-New Shamrock
litui the old handily in speed trini In fresh
breeze?Arrangements mude fur complete
investigation lulo death of Pennell
Redmond makes speech prnlslng snlrlt
of Irish land bill-King Edward enter.
Gibraltar hy the defender of
Cvclono sweeps wide path
^>.,v?iii.iin, killing many persons.
ill 11 ISM lill'll
tc.'ticd In Gil
TRAGEDY RESULT OF
(Hy Associo toil Press.)
SHERMAN, TEXAS, April 8,-Ben, L,
Thompson, president of the Bank of
Commerce, Texas, was shot to death on
the public square of this city this after?
noon by W. IS, Sloii, of Tcxiirkunn,
Texas. Tho men mot on thu strout, and
Without preliminary parlance draw their
revolvers and opened Uro. Thompson,
Was struck by ono of tho Ilrst shots,
and fell mortally wounded Ho dloii a few
hours later. Stone Id' about twenty-two
years of age, and it: a traveling sulosniun
for u Puylon, Ohio, house
Stone surrendered Hq stated the trag?
edy was the result of a 'fumili' ?lUl
?- ? ?
Lion of Confederacy
Tells of Appomattox.
OF FATEFUL DAY
Senior Senator Had Sorrowful
Look as H? Told of Events.
WAS IN LYNCHBURG
DISABLED BY WOUNDS
Heard Booming of Cannons and Hob?
bled Out to Hear the News?"Emi
iner?tly Unsatisfactory," He Was
Told By Preacher He Met.
How Fitzhugh Lee ,;
Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch Bureau,
No. 1117 G Street ?. W.,
Washington, D. C, April 8.
V'To-morrow is the anniversary of tho
surrender _t Appomattox,'' said Senator
Daniel to-day. In his committee room at
tho Capitol. Ho turned hin eyes towards
tho window without rising, and looked In
Hllenco up the avenue towards where
the. Washington monument lifted Its
head Into tho heavens. He was silent
for a moment.
"Wo who followed the fortunes of the
Confederacy for four years cannot help
feeling sad as wo recall that day," he
continued,, turning from the window.
"We cannot forgot tho causo we loved,
and love still, though It was lost.
"I had ?been at my homo In Lynchburg
for some months getting well of wounds
when the end onmo," said tho Senator.
"I was able to hobble around a llttlo
on that 0th of April. The old darky
who woko mo up when he brought In my
breakfast was dreadfully scared. His
face was ashy and his voice trembled.
" 'Marse John, ain't dem cannons what's
boomln' down do river?' ho asked.
"I listener a moment and could dis?
tinctly hear nrtlllej-y firing, though it' is
twenty-slx miles from Lynchburg to Ap?
" 'They aro ennnon, sure enough,' I
told him. and he went out, highly excited
and scared. I dressed as quickly as ?
could and got outdoors where the sound
of guns could be heard with great dis?
"About 2 o'clock In the afternoon ?
wont out Into the street. ? could not
get along very well; but I managed to
got to the top of the hill overlooking
tho river, where G met a Baptist minis?
ter hurrying towards t??. I asked him
the news. Ho wns greatly disturbed.
L " 'Eminently unsatisfactory, sir; emi?
nently so,' he ronllod. "It Is reported
that General Lee hns ?urrendetf'd to
General Grant clown at Appomattox
Courthouse.' And ho hurried on, evi1
dently In great dls'ress.
, "I mode my way on towards the bot?
tom When not far from the rallrond I
suw a group of Confederato soldiers,
who evidently had a prisoner. When I
drew closer I recognized that they were
guarding an ??? friend of mine, Lieu?
tenant? John Stockton, of the Montlcello
Guard, of Albenvirio. county. I was as?
tonished, and as f?on ns I got to 'the
men I asked why they had arrested my
frlond. Lieutenant Stockton.
"I got a reply at onco. One of the
men pnld he wns ? desertor.
"For God's sake, .Vohn, how Is this?'?
" 'Well, I just told them General Lee
had surrendered,' said Stockton, coolly,
'and thoy thought I must'ho a deserter."
; "Tho men took up thu conversation,
and argued that there could be no doUbt
that their prlsonc-r hid deserted. Of
course, General Leo had not quit fight?
ing. I asked Stockton to explnln, and
lie said that whilo tlio actual ceremony
of surrender had not taken placo when
lie loft the field, yot tho whlto flags
wero out nt thnt time, Ho had managed
to slip Into the hushes and get away.
Like ? number of others who had fought,
under Leo, he could not witness tho sur?
render. Of course, wo eyiw then that
the news of the surrender was true. Thut
night we had full confirmation.
"I determined at onco to join General
Joseph E. Johnston In North Carolina,
and began to arrange for departure," said
tho Senator, with a reminiscent smllo,
"but when I found I would havo to travel
in a buggy, being unublo to ride, 1 con?
cluded thnt my Joining any army would
bo a Joke, sn 1 gave up the Idea and
faced tho music with tho rest of tho boys.
"DJd you ever honr how Eltz Lee sur?
rendered? You know ho managed to es-,
capo from tho field at Appomattox, Ho
and soveral companions got down to
YOUNG GIRL SHOT
HANDLING A GUN
In Moving It from a Bed it
Was Dlscharcjod and She
Died Almost Instantly.
iSiwcliil to Ttiu ?|???-??|_?a1??1?.)
AUINGDON, VA., April 8.-A sad ac?
cident occurred at tho homo of Charlie
Hrlscoe, a well to do farmer, living fivo
miles south -f Ablngdcm. about 1 o'clock
to-day. Ills daughter. Ida, aged sixteen,
went Into a room adjoining tho 'dining
room to watch over a younger child
whilo tho parents wuro ut dinner. A gun?
shot wuB hoard, and when tlio family
entered the room, found timi tho girl was
shot and dying. Tho dlschnrgo was from
a shotgun, and entered her neck, kill?
ing hor almost, Instantly, Tho shooting
was accidental. The gun was left on the
bed, and It Is supposed In marins it, it
?vus ia .omo .way discharged.
Fnrmville, and fritz went Into tho hotel
whoro General Monde lind his headquar*
tors, fitas says ho found out th# room
In which General Meado wns, nun when
ho discovered that It was unguarded, ho
thought It would bo a good thing to
capture the Union commander and mnlto
oft with hlm. Hut ho soon saw this
could not bo done, so lio walkod boldly
In and Introduced himself. Of course,
General .Meado was greatly surprised,
but I Imagino he was glad to rocclvo the
surrender of a man whoso cavalry had
boon hitting hlm such hard blows. Fit
sat and talked with donerai Meado for
somo time, and I expect they each enjoyed /
And then Senator Daniel and I Went
up to the Sonalo restaurant, whoro for
an. hour or more I listened with delight
to his reminiscences ot the war. It Is
a rare treat, Indeed, to hear tills maim?
ed old Confederate picture, as few men
can, the incldonte of bivouac, march and
"1 never grow tired of talking of the
war," said tho Senator, "or of readlngof
it, or of hoaring any old soldier talk It.
Tho people of the North wonder at us,
and blame us becauso wo talk so much of
war. They do not, for the reason that to
them tho war was only nn Incident. It
was for four years at our homes, de?
stroying tho beauty of our country and
(he (lower of our people."
It is hard to make Senator Daniel tell
of his own war experiences. Ho blushed
,llko ? girl when, in response to my ques?
tion, ho confessed to having received four
wounds In battle. It was only with diffi?
culty I Induced him to tell the story of
tho first battle of Manassas, as ho-saw
It, and of how ho .limped to tho rear,
using two muskets as crutches. Ho evaded
my question when I tried to learn tho.
story of thoso terrible wounds from
which he had not recovered when Gen?
eral Lee surrendered. And I came away
comparing this modest Virginia gontlo
man with some of our latter day heroes,
who have mado participation in a.skir?
mish n't San Juan Hill capital upon which
they have traded until highest offices and
honors havo been obtained. ,
W. E. H..
Union League Club Fostering
STIR UP NEGRO QUESTION
Will Adopt Sensational Resolutions and
Make Big Appropriation to Fight
New Constitutions of Virginia
and Other Southern States.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEW YORK, April 8.?At the April
meeting of the Union League Club the
most exclusive and wealthy Republican
body ln America, to be held to-morrow
night, sensational action will be taken on
the question of negro suffrage, In conse?
quence of a report to be made on that
subject by the Committee on Political Re?
form. This report will undoubtedly create
great criticism ln the South.
After reciting that Southern States have
taken steps to circumvent national legis?
lation giving suffrage to negroes, it rec?
ommends that Congress deal with the
subject without further delay in the lino
of cutting down Southern representation.
It is then recommended that a large sum
of money be appropriated to aid in testing
the validity of the rocently adopted Con?
stitutions in Alabama, Virginia and oth?
er Southern Statos.
There Is said to ho no doubt of the adop?
tion of recommendations of the commit?
tee. The money Is to bo employed in pro?
curing ablest counsel to bo had in the
country, to prepare and argue these test
In addition to tho sum tobo appropriated
it Is proposod to have Individual- mem?
bers of the club make contributions, It
Is stated that former Secretary of tho
Interior Cornelius N. Bliss, president of
tho club, Is prime mover ln tho matter
and that hp has the active support of
many notable men ln tho club.
President Roosevelt was v'lce-proildent
of tho club in 1S93 and is still a prominent
When action Is taken to-morrow night
It is proposed to print 10,000 copies of tho
resolutions and these will be sent to Gov?
ernors of States, Senators, Congressmen,
churchmen and those in authority every?
where, so as to work up great public
sentiment in favpr of negro suffrage.
MAY DECIDE THE
TAX FIGHT TO-DAY
Chairman Boaz Was Count?
Owing to the great Inflowing of House
members and the indications for a very
hoavy attendance upon the session to?
day, It Is not unlikely that Chairman
Bona will try to got the tax bill up some
timo during .tho session In tho hope of
getting the report of the Conference Com
Tho report of tho Courts of Justlco
Committee ln the Campbell caso Is a
privileged niatier, and therefore takes
precedence over everything elso, but the
House in Its discretion may lay it asido
and take up the tax bill. It Is known
that Mr. -ion? is vory anxious to got tho
report of tho conforoes on tho measure
adopted, but ho may awnlt the disposi?
tion of tue Campbell case, whloh, how
ovor, will likely consumo the entire ses?
Thero was much work In progress on
the tux bill last night, and both sides
appeared confident. Chairman Boaa wns
counting noses, und whilo ho declined tu
give out any figures, It could bo plainly
seen that ho was In good spirits and
had no fears ns to the result on a lull
Developments on the llouso sido at
the Cupltol to-day will be watched with
great Interest, as both tho matters up
uro regarde?) as of sweeping: moment,
CONE TO HIS
End Came Last Night in
LAST CHAPTER OF
Close of a Life Stained by
Crime of Manslaughter.
WAS SERVING SENTENCE
OF EIGHTEEN YEARS
One of the Unfortunate Man's Sisters
With Him a Short Time Before
Death Came'? Conclusion of
One of the Most Thrilling
Stories In the Criminal
Annals of the State.
Andrew Carter Gllllgan, the condemned
murderer of C. Beverly Turner, of Isle
of Wight cotlnty, is now beyond the pun?
ishment of human laws, .ami his spirit
Is before a higher tribunal. Lese than
three years of the eighteen to which he
had been sentenced had been served at
hard labor in tho penitentiary, whon
death unlocked the doors of the earthly
prison which confined his spirit. He had
been ill for a week or more. Tho Times
Dispatch yesterday announced that he
was in a critical condition, due to bowel
trouble, and that he had sniall chance of
recovery. This statement was moro than
confirmed last night by the announce?
ment that ho was dead.
DIED AMONG STRANGERS.
The end came about 8 P. M. There was
no relative, no friend of his happier days
beside him when the tide of Ufo ebbed,
never to flow again. Nor was there with
him in his last hours a minister of the
gospel to whisper words of hope and con?
solation; to tell' him of repentance and
forgiveness, , On' p., cciuc'u ?f the prison
hospital ho fought almost alone the battle
for. Ufo?everi a life behind tho steel bars
md tho great walls of the prison. The
acting surgeon of tho penitentiary was
With him during tho afternoon and had
dono wliat the healing scionco could to
alleviate his condition and to turn tho
tide that was steadily set toward the
grave. His sister was in the city and
had visited the stricken prisoner during
the day, but was not with him whon the
end came. She Is still In the city and Is
stopping with a privato family on Laurel
WAS A YOUNG MAN.
Gllllgan was nearly thirty years of age,
three of these years having been spent In
prison. Ho was born In Isle of Wight
vcounty June 15, 1873. and hod spent his
life there until convicted of the murder
of C. B. Turner. Ho was five feet eleven
Inches In height, and when in health
weighed about ICO pounds, but during his
Illness he became greatly emaciated. The
body of tho dead man will be turned over
to his relativos for burini,, if they desire.
Otherwise, it will be disposed of as usual
In such cases. ?,
Gllllgan wns convicted on Saturday
ovenlng, June 23d, of the murdor. of C.
Beverly Turner, after a trial lasting six?
teen days, and In which ho had eminent
counsel. Tho verdict of the. Jury was
JUDGE LOVING TO
Said to Have Sent a Reply to
the Charges of the
Advices received lato last night from
Onk Rldgo, Va., aio to tho effect that
Judgo J. Thompson Brown, who reached
Richmond yesterday from Nelson county,
Is the bearer of a reply from Judgo W.
a. Loving to Judgo Clarence J. Campbell,
now in this city, In answer to allegations
made by tho Amhoist judgo In his docu?
ment sont to tho legislature..
Judge Brown, who, It will bo recnllod,
was associated with Judgo Loving as
counsel for the prosecution in tho Camp?
bell investigation, arrived In tho city yos
terdny afternoon, obviously for the pur
pos? of attending the Houso of Delegates
to-day, when tho vole will bo taken on tho
Campbell report. When seen early In tho
evening and questioned nbout the attitude
his colleague would take with reference
to tho charges made against him by Judge
Campbell, lie declined to discuss the mat?
ti? In any detail. Tho conversation In
which ho engaged at tho limo left tho Im?
pression that, whllo ho could not then
mnko a statement, there would bo some
developments in connection with tho mat
Later at niglii when a telegram from
The Times-Dispatch correspondent an?
nounced that Judgo living declined to
bo Interviewed, but stated that ho hod
sent his reply by ,'/iidgo Brown, tho lut tor
cculd not be located? Shortly after mid?
night Judge Campbell was seen nt hi?
room In Ford's Hotel, but ho could throw
no light upon the matter. Ho had licai-d
nut hing from Judge bovlng, nor had lui
sien Judgo Brown.
It Is impossible, therefore, to learn def?
initely the nature of tho answer. If It Is
In keeping with tho charges, howover, I ?
Will provo startling.
JAMESTOWN BILL TO
COME UP WEDNESDAY
The Committee on flnanco of Ilio Sen?
ato yesterday fixed Wednesday, April
i5th, to hear arguniont upon the bill ap?
propriating ?"Kio,iwu for tho Jumestowii
guilty of murdor In the eeuond degree,
and tho penalty flxod at elghteon years I
In tho penitentiary, From this thero was
? MEMOBABLE CASH.
Tho case on whloh tho death nf "Nick"
O'llllgnn rings down tho ourtnln wns a |
memorable ono. The tragedy began with
tho killing near his own door, on tho
night of Docembor 2?, 1RM. Mr. Turner
had Just reached his homo near Fergus
son's Whorf, an hour or less before tho
tragedy and hnd gone toward tho stnhlo
In the darkness, carrying a lantern with
him. Ho was almost Instantly killed,
recolvlng a charge of shot, fired at close
range, In the nook. Suspicion almost
Immediately settled upon Gllllgan, who
had boon an admirer of tho da ugh tor of
tho murdered man, and who had Just
gone Into tho house, The nttentlons of
Gllllgan, his overseer's son, to his daugh?
ter had so Incensed the father thnt he
forbade Gllllgan coming on tho promi?
ses, Gllllgan eluded nrrost nnd finally |
surrendered to tho sheriff of Burry coun?
ty at tho courthouse of that county Jan?
uary 15, 1000. After soveral postpone?
ments from month to month, tho caso
of Gllllgan wan finally tried at the term
of Islo of Wight Court beginning Juno
6th. It continued until June 25th whon
tho verdict was returned ns stated.
At the trial it was developed that the
prisoner and tho daughter of- tho murder?
ed man had beon sweethearts, but ac?
cording to her testimony, their associa?
tion had ended more than a year beforo
the? tragedy and that during much of that
time sho had not seen him. At tho trial
the accused set ufc the plea of. self-de?
fense, but the testimony did riot sustain
it. Eminent counsel was ongaged In tho
trial on both sides and every pdint In?
volved was fought bitterly. Tho prison?
er had confessed tho killing nt the timo
of his arrest, but claimed that he fired
only after hearing the click of a gun
and believing that Turner wna about to
But whatever tho facts, tho.case Is now
before a higher tribunal, from which there
can bo no concealment of facts, but
where the mysteries of all hearts are
WOMEN TO BE
Will Take Active Part in Re?
union at New Orleans.
DAVIS MEMORIAL SERVICE
This. Will Be More Elaborate Than
Usual?Portrait of Father Hubert
to Be Sent to Confederate
(Specinl to' The TimfS-DIspntHi.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., April S.?The
women of tho Confederato Southern Me?
morial Association will take a mort
prominent part in tho coming Confeder?
ate reunion than has even before b?oi.
taken by Southern women. The Con?
vention Committee of this association
held ono of Its special meetings to-day
and discussed arrangements for the Jef?
ferson Davis memorial service, which
will precede the reunion proper, and will
bo a most elaborate affair. Tlio commit?
tee has sent special Invitations to every
Confederate, so far .as known, who acted
as guard to Mr. Davis on his last march
to Richmond. Invitations are also bolng
sent to every camp of Confederato Vet?
It W33 stated to-day thnt an admirable
portrait of Rov. ?nthor Hubert had been
painted In oil nnd would be ready In u
day or so to send to tho Louisiana room
ln tho Rlohmond Museum, Tho portrait
represents Father. Hubert as in Ufo,
wearing his priestly garb and tho badge
of tho Army of Northern Virginia and
the little medal of the Infant Jesus, to
Which ho was so attached.
TITLE TO SHAFER
PROPERTY PASSED ON
No. 1417 G Street, N. W.,
Washington. D. C. April 8.
It was stated at tho Treasury' Depart?
ment to-day' that the Department of Jus?
tice had passed on the title to tho Shafer
property nnd that as soon as his opinion
was received tho amount appropriated
for the purchase of tho property would
HAS HOT TIME
His Hair and Moustache
Burned Off While Trying
to Extinguish Blaze.
(lly Associali"! fretta,)
BLOOMING-TON. ILI.., April 8.?Aillai I
Stevenson, formerly Vice-Prcsldent of ilio
Unitoci Stutes, lost his huit* and nioiis
tuoho nnd received painful burns on his
1'iice, head and hands to-duy while trying
tu extinguish a Uro In bis homo, The
fire started In a bod-room. When Mr,
Stevenson rushed Into tlio room the cur?
tains were In a bina?. Without calling
aid he attacked thu llamos.
In a moment the hull? on his head went
up In a puff of smoke. Tho flro then
seized his monatliche nnd bllstereil bin
face, Thon Mr. Stevenson called for help,
ilo retreated before the names caught lila
clothing. The loss to tMo house was $1,CmK),
WILL EXTEND ROAD TO
COAL AND IRON FIELDS
(llv ???Qduteil f'retnt.)
NEW VORKi April ? ?Chaflcs L
Hydo, president of Um Brunswick nnd
Birmingham llnllioud Company, to-day
sold bin interesa to parties Interested in
the Mohawk Valley Steel and Who Com?
pany, and 13? f'? Muohoiu was eloote.d to I
succeed hi ni.
It Is understood Unit tho plans of tlio
present owners contemplate extension of
tho lino of compieteli rond to the coal
und iron district of Alabama at an earl?/ |
to June Term of Court.
THIS ACTION WAS
A GREAT SURPRISE
His Counsel Asked Postpone?
ment to Secure Witnesses.
OBJECTED TO DELAY
Prisoner Was'Accompanied Into Court
By Hi? Uncle, Senator Tillman, Who
Appeared More Concerned
' Than Did Prisoner Himself.
Brilliant. Array ot
(By AuBpelntcd Press.)
COLOMBIA;' S. C, April 8.?James H.
Tillman, who shot and kilted N, G. Gon?
zales, tho editor of tho Columbia State,
on January l?th last, was taken *? 'ne
Criminal Court hore to-day for the pur?
pose of having him'plead to the indict?
ment returned against him last Monday
for murder and carrying concealed and
unlawful? arms,- as thoy are termed In
Tho arraignment was not mnde, how?
ever, and the proceedings, which' it was
thought would bo of a purely formal
character, turned out t? bo highly sensa?
tional. Tho trial of the defendant liad
been sot for next Monday, and both sides
had caused tho report to bo circulated
that they wero ready for trial. Much to
tho surprise of tho spectators and law?
yers here, the defense to-day availed
themselves of tho opportunity presented
to secure a continuance, on the ground
that It had been Impossible to obtain the
attendance of . two material witnesses,
Captain,J..:A. ?vVJilt?-.and, .Miss:Mary.Julia..
SENATOR WITH IHM.
Tillman, tho defendant, was brought
Into court shortly before the'proceedings
were convened. Ho wna accompanied by
his uncle, Senator Benjamin R. Tillman,
who appeared ' to , be very much moro
deeply concerned about the proceedings
than tho prisoner himself.
Distinguished counsel appeared on both
sides. The people woro represented by
Colonel Andrew Crawford and Solicitor
J. William Thurmond, and the defense
by Congressman George W. Croft, who
was'at one timo the defendant's law part?
ner, and Patrick IT. Nelson.
Tho prosecuting ofllccr opened tho pro?
ceedings with a request' for nn arraign?
ment. Counsel for tho' rtefenso Interrupt?
ed to enter a motion for a continuance,
on tho ground of tho absence of two wit
nesses, already mentioned. They pre?
sented affidavits from the witnesses,
which In a mensuro Indicated what they
would testify to.
Tho prosecution promptly announced
thnt It was entirely willing to accept
these affidavits, hnd strenuously objected
to any further delay in the caso. The
point wns made that tho defense liad hnd
ample time to prepare for tho trial and
tho affidavits wero all that was necessary
In thn ilofondnnt's behalf, so. far, ns tho
witnesses in question were concerned.
Tho prosecution urged that a rule had
been made recently to provent continu?
ances under such circumstances as those
shown in this case, but tho court ruled
against them and granted ? continuance
until the June term nn nn affidavit of de?
fendant's counsel stating fhnt it had
beon impossible to got the witnesses? hero
in time for this term. The solicitor fnr
tho prosecution then urged thnt tho de
fondant bo arraigned nt this torm,. but
Judge Klngh declined to accede to this,
rennest 'and tho prisoner wns remanded
and tho enso continued until tho Juno
term of court. I
ARTILLERY IS USED
(Hy As*oelnto<l Press.)
BERLIN, April 8.-? dlspntch to tho
Lokal Anzeiger from St, Petersburg says
that thirty persons were kllloil and ninety
Injured in Inhor disturbances near Nielliti
?ovgoro. Tho disturbances occurred yos?
torday at a largo factory near Nlshnl
Novgoro. The pollco wero unnble to stop
tltu disturbances, nnd nrtlllory was
biought up, which fired point-blank Into
tho rioters, killing thirty and Injuring
BURNED WITH TEA
Singular Death of Little Boy
in Charles City County.
News comes from private sources of
tho peculiar death of the little son,
Charles, of Mr. Charles Ryland Blnns,
of Charles City county.
'l'ho llttlo follow a few days ago, whon
loft alono, pulled a teapot from tho stovo.
Tho boiling tea went over his face and
body, but ho must havo also swallowed
somo of tho burning lluld, l'or In two
hours ho hud died. It .Is well known that
lire Is n'ot apt lo bo' fatal unless the
llamo Is swallowed, but It Is rare that
u liquid Is taken which Is so hot that It
TO VOTE ON
Members Return Here
Almost In Droves.
ON THE GROUND
Question of Removal to Be
Voted on to-Day.
A SPICY DEBATE
Hon. David H, Leake to Lead the Camp
bell Forces, and Messrs. Duke and
Davis Will Have Charge of the
Seems to Indicate Its
Ono of; tho most Interesting battle?,.
fought out before the present - General
Assembly, If not,, Indeed, the hottest o C ,
all, will be so.ttlod In part to-day when
tho Houso will voto on tho question o C
removing from office Judge Clarence J, ..??,
Campbell, of Amtierst, upon charges pre
ferod upon him by the Joint aotlon of the -.,
two branche?, ,
It has developed), much t?? tho surprisa
ot many, that there aro at least ninety
one members of the House now In the ? ;
city, and several others are expected .
this morning,'and in tho minds of well ,
posted -men, who aro close to tho situa?
tion, this foreshadows the adoption, of
the report of tho committee.
It wns bo I rig said last nlg?it that tho
Campbell advocates would spring a sur?
pris? when the matter was reached /lit ,
Its order by the House to-day, but no?-,?*"
ono could say what . It would be,? and.'.'.''
those in charge of tho report of the.coin- -:
mlttee did not seem to bs losing any, ?';?';
sloop, over tho rumor. That the?6'"wHli| ? .'
bo strong- speeches on both sides thero?.."""
,is 'no ?Soubt; but there is every Indication ?'??>?'?
that a vote Will '?bo readied' during the ?.
day. It Is likely that some limit will bo
put upon tho ilobate, and there is talk
of fixing the timo at somothing like three '.
hours a sido.
LEAKE FOR CAMPBELL.
Hon. David IT, Leake, of Gooahlaiid,
will lead tho fight against!,the adoption
of the report of tho committoo, and he ?'..
will be supported by other strong speak?
ers, : possibly Mossrs. Kelley, Hunloy, .
Cumnfiing and others. / Mr.? Loake's main
contention will bo that the investigation '.'.:
by the Courts of Justice Committee oC
tho House was not conducted In? a con-?
stltutlonal manner, and ho will contend,
among other things, that Judge Campbell
should havo had tho twenty days' notice
provided by the Constitution before tho
Investigation was gono Into, insteud of
thereafter. ?.' .
Judge Campbell'Is still In the city and
Is remaining quietly In his room at New
Ford's, where ho Is constantly surrounded /
by strong friends and sympathizers,
?Ho'Is apparontly taking: no personal.,
part In tho fight which has beon quietly '.
going on In his favor for some days, ami
which will culminate when tho vote Is?
taken In tho House to-day.
DUKE. DAVIS AND LEE.
The report of the committee will be In .
chargo of Messrs. Duke (chairman), Davis
and othor strong members. The chief ??'
speeches. for tho report nro likely to be
made by Mr. Davis, who Is regarded ns
perhaps tho strongci&g^advocate in ? th?
body, and Colonel Robert E. Leo. Jr., of
Somo parliamentary sparring is expoat
od on the start, and then tho caso will
como up and tho argument begin. ? great
crowd will doubtless be on hand to wit?
ness tho termination, of tho matter, so
far as tho Houso is concerned, and'a
ropotltion of tho thronged hall so common
during tho rocont. Investigation Is an?
ticipated. Many ladles havo Indicated
tholr purpose to bo present, nnd the ut?
most Interest will no doubt prevail dur?
ing tho entire session.
So far ns can bo learned, hut . fow
"pairs" have boon mado, and If thoy had
boon, thoy would bo broken, so far ns
thoso on tho ground are concerned, and
this, as will bo seen from tho list of
members In Ilio city last night, includes
.almost tho entire Houso,
Tho advocates of the i-oporf: of the com??,
mlttee have always contended that on a
full voto thoy would got tho required
fifty-one votes and more, and those In .'";
opposition havo ofton mot this with tho
declaration that tho attendance would
bo slim. But the prospects for a ful',
House to-day havo astounded tho most
sanguino advocate? of the report, ami
ninny of them wero heard to say last
night that If all tho members In tho cltj
.should nltei'|l. thero was no reason?
able doubt as to the result.
A cnrnful poll of tho situation, made
last night with tho aid of members nnd
oiio of tho House ufficer?, disclosed tho
presence of tho following mombera, and,
so far as is known, nono of them have
Messrs. Allen, Angoli, Armstrong-. C,
Con way Baker, \V, W. Baker. Banks,
Barlumi. Blscoo, tullirles T. Bland Geat'gq
('. Bin tul. Boaz, Bowman, Brunch, Can
naday, Caboti. Cardwell, Olitoti. Chris?
tian, Churchman, Colomaii, Cummlng,.
Biivls, Dudley, Duke, Edmondson, Klani,
IClklus, Foathorston, Folken, Fulton,
Gardner, Garrott, Gent, George. Goodwin,
Gravely. Gravea, Groen, Karman. Heer
ntans, Hoffman, Huff, Hunley, Jennings,
K. C. Jordan Walter Jordan, Kelley,
Lacy, Lnsslter. Lawson, Leake, I.ee,
Lewis, Lion, Lowry, Lyell. aiuys, Mooi*-,
Mort. Newhouso, fiottliighnm. Org-iln?
Q\\ irby, Owen? Owons, Powers, Puidy,
Qulsontwrry. Read, Reynolds. Rice, Rob- ?
son Sebrell, Settle, Sipo, Blackburn
Hnilth, .J. W. Stillili, Snead. StulTurJ,
Stcurnes, Taylor, Toney, Turpin, Waddy,
Walker, Wallace, Ware, \test. White
head, Wootuml and Ryan-91.
. Of the absent?os, Messrs. Carter, Jon??? ...
! ond Weaver may not return, but Mesuro,
I Early, Edward?, Mathewe. J*Mrr?u *n4 /,