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tMft-ft K8S888 (ft I WHOLE NUMBER. 16,224.
RICHMOND, V__., SATURDAY, APRIL? 2.5, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
SUMRY DF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, April M.-Forecast for
Saturday n?id Hunday:
Virginia?Showers Saturday; partly
cloudy and cooler Suiidny, fresh south
wln.ls, becoming in,? i invest.
North Ctirnllnii-Clnuily Saturday, with
phowcrs In Interior; warmer In east por?
tion. Sunday cooler ami partly cloiidv,
with flhowers in nnsi portfonj light to
treeh Kotith winds, beeomlrig northwest.
Yesterday wirn a pleasant, day. the fore
Caster being cOrreci In his prophecy. Lain
ft night, however, rain began to fall
heavily. Showers me predicted for to?
day. To-morrow It will be partly cloudy
STATIC Ol?' THE THERMOMETER,
? ?. M. 49
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12 midnight .?
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Highest temperature yesterday.
Lowest temperature yesterday. 41
Mean temp, tutine yesterday.PI
Normal temperature for April.I?
Departure from normal temperature., ol
Precipitation during past 21 hours.... 00
'April 25, 1M3.
Fun rises.6_4 ? iticit TlDK.
Pun sets.6:62 I Morning.2:fi
Moon rises....I:H | Evening.3:2
Splendid addresses mark the clo?e of the
Hduoalloti Conforoncoi views of Dr. Ly
liiun Abbott oil the suffrage <iu?*stlon
flrcat lobacco company organized In Aus?
trali.! wll?i a Kli-hnioiiil man at Its bend
??Veterans getting ready for the New
Orleans reunion?Another amendment to
the Mann bill-Tonnage lax bill reported
-Charge of stealing electricity-D. L.
Mobdy'g fin speaks hern to-morrow-Im
,'Ortni?t. tobacco committees are appointed
- Rabbi Calleen speaks on the Education
Conference-Cenerai dispensary bill de?
feated In the Senate-Campbell case dis?
cussed by commltteo and two reports on
il win be presented next Tuesday?City
Sergeant Smith answers his critics
Orcat succosa attending the Confederate
Bazaar-Finance Committee completen
ilio work ?,f ????????????? the protests of II
qunr men-Many licenses to sell whis?
key granted In Henrlco rountv-Banquet
of the University of Virginia alumni?
Anniversary of the Odd-Fellows to-mor?
row-S'alo officials go to St. Louis to
day?Mr. McNutt leaves for home.
MANCIlESTETt-Sudden death of Mr.
S. II Andrews?Funeral of Mr. Burgess |
-Close of the bazaar to-nlr*ht-AVork
of the S'reet Committee?Hearing for
Honor licenses next Thursday-Liquor
dealers to tie graded next year.
Knd of First Baptist Church centennial
exercise.^ in Alexandria1?Suhllng tobacco
?uctorles burned in Lynchburg-J. T.
Ely seriously wounded In shooting affair
in Stafford-Druggist Day again under
Ore In Amtierst-Michaelsohn 'arrested at
Norfolk after bankruptcy proceedings
Berkley does not want charter of Incor?
poration-Pristo! Jewelry firm fails
District In PIttsylvania goes dry by a
narrow marcili-A. D, Dabney. a young
r.'harloltes.vIlle lawyer, attempts to com
mit -ailelde by jumping from car window
-Twelfth annual convention of the T.
J'. A. In Danville-Teachers of Fourth
Congressional District in session In Pe?
tersburg-Well known educators visit
the Normal and Industrial Institute In
nnd Miss Inez Nash near Rerca; Dr. AV'uv
<?]>? Walker and Miss Lena Lambert In
Brunswick. Deiuhs-John It. SbetUiorse
in PIttsylvania; Jame* p. pare in Dan
ville; Mrs. S. M. Johnston lu Charlottes
Body of Frank J. Church, drowned In a
pnnd near Salisbury, has been recovered
-Active campaign of education at Hen
derson-Vadkln county wauls an electric
line from Yadklnvllle to Winston? Salem
-Ralelph and Western surveyors now
near waughtown-Carnegie offers- a
library to Wlnston-Salem-J. P. Turner's
large scale tobacco plantation In South
Carolina-Death of Prof. C. C. Crittemlen.
of Wake For.-st College?Owner of Pilot
mills at itnlelgh will build a handsome
library building for operatives.
Congressional investigation Into tho af?
fairs of the Postoffice Department re?
garded as almost inevitable lesult of the
disclosures resultant upon the action of
the Tynors-Joint action of the. Culled
Slates', Japan und Croat [tritali! Is expect?
ed to meet the plans of Russia upon Man?
churia-Judge GrosHcun grants an In?
junction agulnst six railroads under the
JSIklhs act restraining them from dis
olmlnatlng against small Shippers In Hie
matter Of rates and rebates-President
Baer, of tho Reading, Is ? witness before
tin- Interstate Commerce Commission and
assorts thnt the charier of .his company
is superior to the Constitution of the
State of Pennsylvania-President Roose?
velt resume? his tour after helping to lay
? corner-stone-Florida Coast Railroad
lias begun the undertaking of draining the
everglades-Tom L. Johnson deprecate?
talk of nominating him for the Presidency
nf the United Slates-Siamese minister
goes to Old Point to rest because lie has
not slept a wink for more than a monili
__]fotir lives lost in a mine explosion In
tlie Northwest-Part of preparation sent
'through mail, which killed a man In Ala?
bama, fed to rabbit and resulted In Its
death In o. very few minutes-Brad
street's review reports good conditions.
despite some unfavorable factors?Stock
market was dull and price movement
Finali??-Elephant Jingo sigliteli at sea by
a passing vessel.
ABSOLUTE BREACH OF
OF OPEN DOOR POLICY
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, April 2l.--Tho Associated
Press learns that thero Is In contempla?
tion a forcible joint protest on tbe pnrt
of Great Britain, the United States and
Japan ?gainst tbe Russian demands lu
(lio matter of the sovereignty of Manchu?
ria. Foreign Secretary I.ansdowne In?
tends to circulate the pour parlors looking
to joint action l'ioni Washington, Ilia?
di,? nnd Tokio, provided'further informa?
tion sustains tho present abstract of tho
The Associateli Press Is authorised by
tlie Foreign Office to state If the Chinese
f?iivernmeiit grants Russia's claims, theso
plaints constitute, an absoluto breach of
oil tbe undertakings given In connection
will! Manchuria, and utterly abrogate tho
principies of tho open door, territorial
dominion which Russia haa constantly
committed Itself to.
CARNIVAL OF ATHLETICS
TO SWELL THE FUND
(Ily Annerii?UmI Press.)
NEW ORLHANS, LA., April 21.-The
committee for the entertainment of the
United Con fede rut o A'elcraii.i' reunion js
arranging to give a carnival of boxing,
wrestling, fencing and other uthletic fea?
tures, to incienso the receipt:* of tho en?
tertainment fund. Charles E. (Purson)
JJaVleb bus been roquested to tct as man?
ager of th? affair. Davies Is endeavoring
to arrange with Champion Jeffries ami
Robert Pllz^lmmons to appear In n sci?
enti lie exhibition, in connection with other
?eletdtles. The carnival Is lo bo held
May loth lu tbe new stadium on the fair
? rounds, which hat? a, hentlnt' capacity of
Investigation Into P. 0.
FROM VERY TOP TO
THE VERY BOTTOM
Expected When it Is Made.
CHANGE IN HEAD IS
Attorney-General Payne Is Not Sus
pected of Intentional Wrongdoing,
But i? is Thought He Has Hushed
Up Scandals Until Whole
Department is Rotten
to the Very Core.
The Times-Dispatch Bureau,
No. 1417 G Street, N. W..
Washington, D. C, April 24.
"We will never know how 'crooked'
have been the methods practiced In tho
Postonico Department until thero has
been a complete change In tho entire
personnel of the Department, from the
Postmaster-General to the Janitors." nald
a Democrat to-day. one who lives here
nnd who takes keenest Interest In gov?
ernmental affairs. "I have never be
lleveel Postmaster-General Payne guilty
of any intentional wrongdoing, but It
has been made clear that he has hushed
up matters which should have been In?
vestigated at once, and ho admits that
he let General James N. Tyncr, assis?
tant attorney-general to the Postonico
Department, resign when grave charges
wero made against him. For my part,
I am of the opinion that there will have
to be a complete change made."
There will almost certainly be a Con?
gressional Investigation of the Depart?
ment ordered, this winter. The affairs
of the entire Department, from Post?
master-General Payne's inner office down
to the bottom of the elevator shaft, will
bn probed Into. That Is where there Is
going to be a great deal of sensational
reading given to the public. There has
been talk of an investigation being made
by Congress at several sessions in recent
years, but nothing has ever come of it.
Members 'of both parties are friendly
to certain officials of the Department,
who havo "been good" to them, and
naturally tho recipients of favors have
not wanted to make any more trouble
than necessary for the men who have
obliged them. But a general Investiga?
tion by Congress cannot longer be pre?
vented. The wish of tho President and
the Department to have the Investigation
stopped long ngo was impossible of ful?
fillment, because of public clamor. It Is
said nt the Department that an average
of about a hundred letters Is received
every day. urging he De?parlment to In?
vestigate certain matters. It Is not likely
that there will be further great surprises
as a result of the present Investigation.
Tho public must wait until Congress
sets to work to do some probing.
Congressman Slomp, of Virginia, says
he docs not think the Republicans will
carry tha General Assembly this fall,
though he Is so confident that Mr. Ilooso
velt and tho Republican candidate for
Governor will sweep the State In 1004
and 1TO5, respectively. IJugh Gordon Mil?
ler, of Norfolk, recently said ho was
confident tho Republican candidate for
Governor would be elected In i'MC, but
he would not go so far as to predict that
Roosevelt would carry tho Stato next
Tho published story that Baron von Stern
burg, the German Mlnlstor, would bo re?
garded as an Ambassador, nnd tnke tils
plaie as such In the procession at the
exposition ceremonies In St. Douls next
week, was emphatically denied by nn
otHclnl of the exposition company In con?
"Baron Sternburg has not received A7s
'credentials as Amnha.ssrdor, and cannot
ho recognized ns such until ho presents
them at the State Department." said the
Official mentioned, "I shall make this
statement to him tilts afternoon, and I
am sure he will ngreo with me." Tho
question of procedure has been glu'lng
Washington society no little trouble In
Paron von Sternburg's caso. The dllnto
Iness of the German Foreign O/Tioo In
sending him his credentials ns Ambassa?
dor, leaving him In the meanwhile ns
only plain minister, Is the causo of It all.
Mr. ?, Wnlton Mooro, of Fairfax coun?
ty, declared to-day that lie did not tell the
story printed (n this correspondence yes?
terday and credited ti. him hy a writer in
a current ?????????. "It wn3 another
speaker nt tlio University nf Virginia
a)umn| dinner hare In February who
told It." sate! Mr. Mooro. "I enjoy" a good
CITY ENGINEER ON
THE NEW JAIL MATTER
At a called meeting of tho Committee
on Grounds and Buildings yesterday af?
ternoon, City Engineer Cutslmw filed an
answer to the voluminous report of the
Jail Commission in regard to the ulloged
rninshucklo condition of the. recently llu
ishcel structure. In practically every In?
stance Colonel Ctushuw sldod with the
committee, his report being very minili
similar to tho statement made by Council?
man Bottom at tlio session of tho Com?
mon Council the night previous.
The gist of ilio report of the City Engi?
neer w:m to the effect that -many of ihn
defects hnvo -already been remedied,
while numbers of others are being to
paired. The report was adopted mid will
bo forwarded to the Council, along with
other papers, which will be prepared
story, but do not possess the fine art of
telling them. "In this, he says, he Is a*.
Charles I^nrnb was regarding nrislc. he
having described himself as "sentiment?
ally Inclined to harmony, but nrg.inlcally
Incapatilo of- a single tune." But Mr.
Moore's friends can testify that ho hag
told many a good story.
Tho following fourth-class postmasters
have been commissioned:
Charlie .1. Reynolds. Fall Creek Depot;
Morgan Davis, Frtellng; John 55. Thomp?
son, 5**nrfc; George XV. Settle, Rosedalo.
A postonico has been established nt
Pnrkhlll, Burko county, N. C, with Hen?
ry Brlnkley as postmaster.
Mr. George Guvernalor, of Richmond
Is In Bnltlmoro to-day for the purpose
of purchasing a passenger steamer to ply
between Old Point and Norrolk nnd West
Point tills rummer, Mr. Gnvernntor owns
a hotel nnd other attractions nt West
Point, and will operate the steamer line
In connection with big other Interests.
W. E. II.
Mr. Powers, of Caroline. Introduced a
bill yesterday In the House which has
for It3 object the control of distilleries
In tho State. The bill Increases the
lleenst- tax from ?T. to $2(1, nnd fnrthT
provides thai not le?s than four nnd
seven-nights gallons shall be sold at one
time, aiifl that In unbroken and scaled
packnges. Mr. Powers claims that under
the operation of tho Mann bill any citi?
zen may mnnnfncturn whiskey or brandy
by paying $." license to the State, when
If-Ire had a bar-room license ho would
have to pay $17G>. which encourages the
manufacturo of intoxicants, when tho
object of tho Mann bill Is to lessen the
uso of It.
PLAN ON FOOT TO
DRAIN THE EVERGLADES
(By Associated Press.)
MIAMI, FLA., April 24.?Tho Florida
Coast Railway, through Its land depart?
ment, Is preparing to drain the Ever?
glades. The services of civil engineers
have been secured, and they are now for?
mulating plans for the work.
Tn somo section?? the railway has
Joined hands with the farmers and the
work ot drainage has already begun.
HANGED FOR A CRIME
HE DENIED ON GALLOWS
(By Anoclated Pr?s?.)
CENTERVILLE. ,ALA? April 24.?Ed?
ward Walker, colored, was hanged here
tet-day for the assault and murder of Mrs.
Cestello, wlfo of a white miner at Block
ton, January 19th. Walker denied tho
cilme upon tho scaffold and died without
OF SICILIA BROKEN
("By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, April 2t.?Having broken
three blades of her propeller, tho Italian
Royal Mall Bine steamer Sicilia, which
left Now Orlenas April 16th for Genoa,
put Into this port to-day for repairs.
It Is thought that tlio steamer struck a
TO BE EXPELLED
(By Assortateli Prese.)
BERBIN. April 24.?Tho government or
Prussia and tho Grand Duchy of Meck?
lenburg havo deeded to expel tho Mor?
mon missionaries, of whom thede are 145
In Germany and 90 In Prussia, on the
ground that thoy aro prorogating a form
of religion incompatible with the laws of
the Stato and public morals and because
polygamy Is not excluded from their
doctrines. Tho missionaries, who are all
Americans were allowed suftlclent time
to settlo up thler personal affairs.
None of tho Mormons have yet been de?
ported. The government of Prussln de?
fines the expulsion as being simply a po
llco measure fen- whloh no explanation
need bo made.
FRANCE MAY SUPPORT
THE RUSSIAN DEMANDS
(By Associateli Press.)
PARIS, April 2L?Owing to the absence
of Foreign Minister Delcasse, orelgn Of?
ficials maintain reservo in tho mutter of
tho Russian terms for the evacuation of
Manchuria, but tho belief sooms to be
generally accoptod that the strong ties
existing between Franco and Russia fis
numo at least sympathetic Bupport of
Russia's position or elso Bilenco ac?
MR. MOODY IS TO
Son ?f the Great Evangelist
at Grace-Street Church
Mr. W. It. Moody, son of the eminent
evangelist, the late D. L. Moody, and
who, It Is thought by many to have
somewhat the magnatlscm of his father.
Is In the city, the guest of Mr, ?. M.
Thero are to be Interesting Bervlces at
Grace Street Presbytorlan Church (Dr.
Witherapoon. pastor) to-movmw night, at
which time Mr. Moody will deliver an
address, There will be approprlr.to muele
by the choir.
HASN'T SLEPT A WINK
FOR OVER A MONTH
CBy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, April 24.- The Slameso
minister, I'lira AkharuJ Paraelltara, ac?
companied by Edward 11. Boftub, soeio
iiii-y of tho legtitlon, has gone to. Old
1'oint Comfort for an Indonnito stay.
Tho only reason given for his departure
Is that ho lias been unable to ' sleep a
wink" for more than a munti?
Alumni of the University
THEY ASSEMBLE IN
THE BANQUET HALL
Speak of a Useful Past and a
MEN FOREMOST IN ALL
THE WALKS OF LIFE
Two Generations There to Bear Wit?
ness to the Fact That Their Love
for Their Alma Mater Has Not
Diminished ? The Toasts,
and Those Who Re?
sponded to Them.
The end of a gforlous era and the be?
ginning of ono which every loyal alumnus
of tho University of Virginia profoundly
liopes may be even more glorious was fit
tlngly celebrated around tho banquet
board at the Commonwealth Club last
night, when tho annual banquet of the
Richmond Association of the University
of Virginia was had. The occasion was
a memorable one In every sen^e, nnd on<i
to which all present will look back with
pride. By e fortunate coincidence In
dates, the Conference of Education In tlio
South had brought to the city ninny of
?the distiliguislied sons of tho Institution
which Jefferson founded?men who have
gono forth from the shadow of Monti
cello to shape the thought of the coun?
try anel to point to higher Ideals. These
sons of the University, now foremost In
th?! world of education and of letters,
were gathered around the board last night
to pay tribute to alma mater and to wish
her God-speed In a future radiant with
premise as it is glorious with retrospect.
Not alone was the University of Vir?
ginia represented. From the shores of the
Gulf on tho south to the .Empire City of
tho north, and from.ih? University of
?Pennsylvania on the north nnd tho Uni?
versity of Missouri In the west, men fore?
most In the world of education nod of
letters gathered to do honor to the in?
stitution which that man of constructivo
imagination founded, nnd to which all
owo somewhat of their own prestige to?
There was flrst and foremost that esprit
du corps which marks a gathering of
University of \'irginla men anywhere or
at any time. College pongs and college
crios of the younger generation, things
unknown to the men of other days re?
sounded through the banquet hnll, and
ndded merlment to the occasion. At the
two long tables two groups of enthusias?
tic University of Virginia men of the
younger generation vloel with each other
in tributes to the guests of honor, nnd
In witty sallies which proyoked the laugh?
ter of all present.
It was nearly midnight when Mr. Mur?
ray M. McGulro. representative of the
younger element of the alumni, nroso anel
called tho gathering to order. Mr. Mc
Gulre. whose name has long been fa?
mous In the athletic history of tho Uni?
versity proved nn admirable toastmaster,
and wae particularly felicitous In his pre
1 CContlnued on Third Page.)
IN FIVE MINUTES
Poison Which Caused Death
of Morgan Proves to Have
(By Associated Press.)
PENSA?OLA, FBA., April 2*,?Chemical
analysis of tho remaining portion of tho
food package from which \V. A. Morgan
nto, dying soon after, shows a largo quan?
tity of Htrlchnino mixed with tho food.
Not Katlstleil with the chemical test alone,
a Ilvo rabbit was procured and a solution
of the chemicals found In tho package
wn? Injected Into it? thigh, resulting In
death in less than livo minutes.
Morgan's body Will bo exhumed, and
aftor an autopsy the stomach will be for?
warded to Chicago, where on analysis of
Its contenu will ho made.
It Is loarned that a postal e-ard directed
to another person In Ponsacola was ro
celvod a fow days ago, which stated that
before many days Morgan would bo elend.
This, together with tho puckngo which
contained the poison, has been turned over
to the postofllco authorities to trace to
tho olllco from which sent.
TO ENTER NEW ORLEANS
? (By Aesoclated Press.)
' NEW" OIU.EAN'S, LA., April 21.--A
story Is printed to-day to tho effect that,
beginning July 1st, tho Southern ltallwuy
will come Into New Orleans, operating
their Mobile und Ohio passenger trains
In and out of the Illinois Central Union
Station. It is eald that only the paseen*
gor traillo In connection with tho St.
Bouls division of the Southern-Mobile and
Ohio property win bo affected by tho de?
parture, and that ut present no eovoranee
of the agreement between tho Ixiulavlllo
und Nashville and the Southern in tho
handling of Eastern business Is contem?
plated. The actual entry of the Southern,
however. Is considered o( importance, In
connection with thla It Is learned that
the Queen and Cro?cciit'? going Into tho
Union lUailou Is now PlfHPly dependent
i.jton the tuina at tho agreement being
MANHOOD THE TEST OF
THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE
DR. LYMAN ABBOTT.
Restrained from Discrimina?
ting Against Small Shipper.
AN IMPORTANT DECISION
Is Granted Under Elkins Act, but ?Judge
Grosscup Holds That Government
is Entitled to it Under Interstate
Commerce Law as Well.
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, ILL., April 2l.-Judgo
Grosscup to-day enured an order in the
United States Circuit Court sot Appeals,
enjoining six railroad companies from
) dmeriininatlng against small shippers In
the western territory. Tho decision la es?
pecially Important as being the ?rst un?
der the new Elkins law.
The government, according to tho de?
cision, Is entitled to the Injunction against
the offending, railroads under tho inter?
state commerce net, ns well as the Elkins
law. Tho ruling applies to fourteen rail?
roads which were covered by proceedings
Instituted In th? Federal Court. Six of
thoso companies wero defendants In the
local court; the others are under tho
Jurisdiction'of tho Kansas City Federal
Judge Grosscup announced that ho and
Judgo Phillips wero of ono mind relativo
to all the points Involved, and that the
latter would render a like decision.
The decision, which was given orally,
holds that the government has tbe right
to bring nn notion In equity to restrain rail?
road companies from discriminating oit*V;r
by furnishing lower rates or giving re?
bates to fan-ored shippers. It further do
clares that while each Injured citizen
has a right to such relief in his own bo
lialf, In casos like thoso under considera?
tion,' the injured persons nro so numerous
and'the Injury so Infinitesimal that It Is
better to act for thorn under the power
specially conferred by tho statues. The
Elkln law Is held lo be simply declaratory
of tho substantial results which existed
before, and an Injunction would Ilo under
the Interstate commerce act.
0F_ LIQUOR MEN
Finance Committee Completes
Its Work?Council Meets
After having devoted, all told, eighty
long, weary hours to hearing applications
from liquor dealers for a robuto In thoir
license taxation, the Flnnnco Committee
has completed the tedious und unpleasant
piii-l Of th?lr work, and a special meeting
of the Common Council will be milled for
next Tuesday night to receive Ita report.
rim Finance Committee has left the
matter of formulating tlio report in the
hands Of Chairman Gordon and Com
misHloner of tlie llovonupn Hawkins. These
seutlemen will between now and Tue.s?
day construct a written report upon each,
;uiil every application.
The Finance, Committee has also con
eluded examination of those appeals foi?
?aided by Ibi) Hoard of Aldermen, but
the report of them will not be mado pub?
lic at tho tipecial "?''I'?? Of the lower
In every Instance where It was piwrn
to tlie committee that Ilio busliio-'.-t ?tone
did not Justify nn Increased 11061180, a j
reduction was made ami It is thought o
goodly number of liquor men will be well
satisfied with the r?.'t>ull.
So Claim the Tyners Through
NO ACTION IS PROBABLE
While the Act is Considered Very Rep?
rehensible, Department Has No
Means of Proving Nature of
(Uy Associated Trosa.)
WASHINGTON', April 24.?Ross Perry,
the attorney for Mrs. Jiunos N. Tynor,
whoso husband yesterday was summarily
removed from his position us assistant
attorney-general for the Postoffleo De?
partment', under rather sensational cir?
cumstances, called upon Attorney-Geitornl
Knox to-day and talked over tho caso
Ilo mudo to tho Attornoy-Genornl sub?
stantially tho siuno statemont given out
by him last night, nnmely, that tho im?
pers luken by Mrs. Tynor from the safo
in her husband's office on Tuesday were
?ill personal, but that thoy would bo re?
turned when oalleel for.
Tho Postniastor-Genoral to-day certified
to the Attorney-Genoral for such action
as he may deem necessary tho cases of
tho persons Involved In the abstraction
of the papers from tho safe of the as
alstant ottornoy-general for tlio Poat
Tho affidavits contain no Information
as to the c.hnractor of the papers taken
or as to thoir ownership.
Attorney-General Knox to-elay express?
ed tho opinion to Postmaster-General
Payne tnnt unless thero Is something
to show the naturo of tho documents nb
Htracted from tho safo, no oaso could
Mrs. Tynor denies tnklng ofllclnl papers
and the fact that such papers were of a
confidential naturo and not of record
will make It difficult In proving what pa?
pers Mrs. Tynor has taken.
It Is known by tho Postmustcr-Gonoral
that tho sato from which all the papers
wero taken has contained valuable official
papors at various times and thut Mr, Ty?
nor has so slated.
Attorney Perry called on tlio Postmas
ter-Genoral after his interview with At?
torney-General Knox. Ho told Mr. Payne
that ho would ho glad to have tho Post?
master-General or nny representative of
tho postoffleo look nt thoj^npers In Mr,
Tyner's possession, Mr. Payne pointed out
to him that the Tyners were given nn op?
portunity to open them In tho preseneo
of tlio officers ami hud refused to Indi?
cate even thoir naturo.
It may bn statevi that It Is unlikely
that any further serious effort will bo
inaile to rei'itver the papers In view of tho
fact that there Is no way of showing
whither thoso returned included all thoso
Postmaster-General Payno snld this
evening: If there was motive for taking
the papers ntul any Intention of making
away with nny ot thorn, there has boon
ampio timo to accomplish lt. Whether
official papers were purloined or not, the
act Is reprehensible to say tho least. The
impropriety of tlio net Itself is sufficient
to warrant tho removal o? any officer of
Mr. Payne K,l|fl ho was not contemplat?
ing tho suspension of any official In con?
nection with tho Incident, although he
could not predict what might develop.
ARE CHARGED WITH
p, B. Connor anil Beo Jones were ar?
rested yesterday morning on woirunU.
e'harglng them with tapping wires of the
Virginia passenger une! Power Company
arid, stealing electrlo fluid. The company
still lias an expert engaged hi trying to
In, ato others who uro alleged to have
swindled the company by a, similar pro
The d?fendante will be prosecuted In
the ? dice Court, nini it Is said the Con),
monwea'th's. Attorney will represent the
The Ringing Address o?
Dr. Lyman Abbott.
MR. CUTTING ON
Has Not Deadened Sympathy
for Negro In the South.
TWO RACES OCCUPIED
THE SAME GALL'
Scene at the Academy Which Showed
the Great Interest Felt in the Pro?
ceeding?Visit to tho University
of Virginia and a Session
To-Day ? The Curry
Special train leaves Main'
Street Depot at 9 A. At. for
Charlo, jsvllle, where confer?
ence will be guests of University
Addresses at University by
Dr. Dabney, of Tennessee; Pro- \
fessor Dabney, of University of I
Virginia; Dr. Kent, Dr. Bar- I
ringer, and others.
Returning, special train will j
reach Richmond about 9. P. M
Never since tho early days of tho Re?
public havo tho-Northern and Southern
heart beat In such perfect union and tlv*
rplrlts of Northern men and Southern
men rested togother In such perfect trun
(jullllty as last night, when Dr. T.ytnan
Abbott, one of tho wisest and best men.
hi America, representing the North, sala?
to a Southern audience that as at tha
close of tho war the negro ought not to,
have had suffrage, because he was unfit
for It, thoso of his raco ought not to
have It to-day who wero unfit for It.
This is what the South is contending
to-dny, and this is why many States hav?
incorporated Into their Constitutions
clauses which seek; to prevent tho ilJit
orato and Irresponsible negro and whito
nllko from voting?. He cannot control
himself, nnd until ho can he should not
be given tho right to control others. Dr.
Abbott's logic was thnt If one man ha?J
no solr-control, a million of his follows
would have nothing, becauso nothlns'.
multiplied by a million is still nothing.
Mr. It. Fulton Cutting, of New York,
declared tho disfranchising of tho negro
arbitrary, but believed that the sympathy
for the negro was not only not deadened,
In the South, but had been quickened
Into now Ufe.
Tho last session of the sixth Conference
for Fducatlon In the South hold In Rich?
mond eclipsed all other meetings of ths
great body, and the audience which
crowded Into the Academy of Music wan
tho largest, probably, ever gotten under
tho roof of that building. Certainly, ??
F:3u o'clock not one foot of space even
for thoso only too glad for a place ta
stand could be found. Hundreds stood,
and. many who saw the great pressure
about the doors and the Impossibility oC
being reasonably comfortable Inside, re?
turned to their homes. From the first
session of the conference on Wednosdayt
afternoon tho attendance has been in?
creasing. The Interest aroused In Rich?
mond by Us presence exceeded all eoe?
In the Same Gallery.
A notatilo fact about the audience lasrj
night wns that for tho first time, so far
as known, In tho post-bellum history o?
Richmond, whites and blacks sat side by;
side In the same public hall, with no line
Of ?lemurkatlon save that of nature. Tim
colored people throughout tho conference
luivo occupied seats lu the second, at,
"peanut," gallery', as It is commonly
celled. Last night thoy caino as usual
and scattered about this gallery. Pres?
ently tho white people, eager to hear the
addresses, overflowed the dress circle gal?
lery to the second gallery, and the re?,
miirknble ffpeotaclo wns presented of fash-?
leuably dressed men and women of lirst
social standing In Richmond sitting side
by pide with those ot tlio colored race,
It is true that white and colored people
have many u time sat In this gallery!
at tho same time, but then the white*
bad their section, Into which tho negroes
could not come. Tho line of dtunorkation,
was drawn last night by Sorgeant Far
lev with tho aid of a string.
To-day tho final business session of th*
ecu foranee will bo held at the University,
"~ ??? MORNING SESSION
Mr, Ogden Remains President?Sev?
eral Excellent Addresses.
The morning session began with tli6
election of officers for tha next year.
The report of the committee on nomina?
tion was received and adopted. It fol?
That the simple forni of organization
of previous Conferences be continued, fo?
any one is eligible to membership who
I ellevoe la tho eilucatlo? of all the people.
Nominations for officers for the ensu?
ing year ?ml till tho close of the neil
For President, Mr. Robert O. Ogdert,
Vice-President, Mr. Kdsar Gardn*?
Hecrotary, Pr. G?. J. Baldwin, of Mont?
Treasurer, Mr. \V. A. UUIr, Winston,
Members of tlie Kxecutlve Committee,
whose duty' shall bo to decid? the plate*