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rLTspTiS fS???ded ?S% I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,253.
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, May 2R.?Forecast for
Friday and Saturday:
Virginia and North Carolina?Shower?
Friday and Saturday, except fair on the
coast; light, variable winds.
The predicted showers came yesterdny
end mado tlio temperature exceedingly
?pleasant during the latter portion of 'he
. day. Similar weather Is prophccled for
STATBJ OF THE THERMOMETER .
? ?. M.74
? P. M. 82
C P. M. C8
t' P. M. TO
12 midnight .08
Average .78 2-3
Highest temperature yesterday. S3
Lowest U-mperatiiro yesterday. 68
Mean temperature yesterday. 76
Normal temperature for May. 67
Departure? fr*un normal temperature. O?)
Precipitation during past '?4 hours.02
May 23, 1903.
Run rises.4:63 I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets. 7:21 ) Morning.0:24
.Moon rises,..10:11 | Evening.6:07
Sensational charge of pre?ont corruption
5n th*> Council m.i'le by ('ommniiwenlth's
Atlorney Richardson during tin- triol of
John M. King-Scottish Rit?? Musons
concludo tlie-ii? -session?Date of V. M. C.
A. convention fixed and reports ?.f secre?
taries riibiiiltl'-d?New plan proposed to
stop electrolysis?l'ninnili fe? named to
eld In keeping the Clyde line from desert?
ing Richmond.-Gastier gets a contract
for paving?Engineer and firemen killed
In rallro.-iel wn-ek are Inlei to r.est-Fran?
chise recommended f?.i new light and
power company-A new real est?t?* (Irm
of brlllinnt hue lnuti'-lieil?- Interest In
election of president of University of A'ir?
glnla-Gambling case to corne? up In Po?
lice Court to-morrow?Deeply Interesting
sermon on the Jews preached In Norfolk
?-New corporation is formed-Big
building ope-neri nt the Methodist Orphan?
age-Dentil of Mr.?. W. F. Wk-k.ham in
Powhatan-Dr. Pitt Ulis of an Interest?
ing visit tn Buffalo-Annual convention
of Missionary Alllnnc ? Generosity of
Lieutenant-Governor Willard-Governor |
cons' to Hafrleonburg t?. speak-Proceed- |
ings In the United Stoles Courts-Ar
rangements for big mass-meeting at the j
311JOU Sunday-Crlngan Investigation not |
yet. concluded-Rlchmonel College trus?
tees attend funeral of Mr. .loslnh Ryland j
?-Republican State? and Executive Com?
mittees called to meet here-No further
developments In street-cnr trouble-Mr.
A. C. Rroxlon will probably be a enndi
edatie for Dulled Slates B?-natP-A new
lleiuor hill to be introduced-Hollywood
Memorial exercises to-morrow--John M.
King found guilty and given a year In
?aJl; exceptions taken and to ho argtvd
at?>r; King's ball bond doubled and he Is
released-Richmond plays Newport Ncwe
?it Broad-Street Park to-day??Y. M. C.
A. banquet tonight. MANCHESTER
Derailment of cor? being investigated
Voters urge-d to reglst.-r-Anniversary
Benefit In Kwonsboro-Funeral services
?-Grocer assigns-Picnic today at Fall?
Tho Southern Presbyterian Assembly
select .Mobile as next place of meeting.
Lively discussion over publication and
Eunday-school reports-The Episcopal
Council of Southern Virginia select Pe
toreburg ns next place of meeting. By
close vote canon changed requiring ves?
trymen to be communicants?Successful
point-to-point rnces of the Pino Kill Hunt
l'lub at Front Royal, Va.-A site se?
lected for the new Portsmouth postoffice
-The schedili?? of --ames for l-he L'nlvor
Blty base-ball team has be??n lssiieel
Policeman Wnlk Indicted for murder at
Bristol, but hn Is none-The Amherst
Circuit Court renders verdict In ten cases
against Southern Railway because train
left passengers-The bones of a bog
found In a saw log In Mecklenburg
School commencements at Franklin, Va_,
in mab?. academy and female seminary
TeMiohers of the Ninth Congressional Dis?
trict meeting at Tazewell-Dr. Charles
?G. Pepper, dlstlngufslieel physician of the
Southwest, dead-A silver dollar pnld
from Confederato Treasure after surren?
der kept by veteran ns souvenir-The
oldest citizen of Portsmouth celebrates
his ninety-seventh birthday-The French
cruiser Tag?? exchanges courtesies with
tho Norfolk navy-yard-Rov. George R.
Stuart make? a deep impression on the
people of Petersburg-Programme of tlio
commencement exercises at thn Univer?
sity of Virginia-Tho decoration* of
(graves at Suffolk on the occasion of Me?
morial exercises not a fleeted by resolu?
tions of Daughters of Confederacy
jlornber of the Virginia Constitutional
Convention dies from the Icicle of a horso
-Two negroes sentenced In Surry
County Court-New bank organized and
officers elected at Staunton-Hon. If. St.
George Tucker to make literary address
at Emory and Henry commencement.
Habeas oorpus proceedings In the case of
Ernest Haywood for the murder of J.
Lud? o w Skinner at Raleigh; new evi?
dence Introduced-Tho Black Star
Steamboat Company of Washington, N.
C., chartered; also Albemarlo Lumber
Co. of Hertford-Commencement exer?
cises of St. Mary's School-A conflict
between the State and Federal Court at
Durham-Carnival at Reidsville comes
to a close in a shower of glory; tourna?
ment and crowning of Queen of the Car?
nival; speeches to veterans nnd to farmers
-Six-team ball league organized nt
Wiiiston-Salem-One of tho oldest cotton
mills in Charlotte goes Itilo liquidation
Generai Wheeler visits Salisbury-South?
ern Railway to make c-txensive improve?
ments at Spencer.
Irish Lad won Brooklyn Handicap from
Gunfire by nn'eyelash nnd broke the race
and track records-The Reliance wins
another race, tlio Constitution having lost
her topmast In a puff of wind after put?
ting up a game race-Secretary of War
makes public tho papers in tlio caso of
Major Howze, accused of cruelty In the
Philippines, nnd at the same time argues
the caso and presumes Mint tho charges
nro false-Sir Charles Dllko declares the
changes In Britsh fiscal system, proposed
bv Mr. Chamberlain, are revolutionary,
end opposed by an overwhelming majority
of Parliament-Stock markot wns acute?
ly weak, and the boars mudo their attack
with confidence and success-Republican
County Convention at Cleveland endorses
the administration of President Roosevelt
end favors him for tho nomination-Fee
lev knocked out In match before tlie
Savannah Athletic Club, and will probably
die from the effe-cts of the concussion
Two thousand peoplo killed In nn earth?
quake, which destroyed whole town o(
Asiat lo Turkey-Petersburg boy wins
bachelor of divinity degree at Yale-At?
lanta Is to make an effort to secure tlie
(shops of the Seaboard Air Line, recently
biirne.il nt Portsmouth-Number of
tramps thought to have been killed In the
wrocic- on the Southern Railway near Bir?
mingham, Ala.?Sir Thomas Lfpton's new
cup challenger salla for? this'country un?
MET INSTANT DEATH
FROM BOILER EXPLOSION
(Ily AsHorltited Pre-eis.}
KNOXVlDIiK, TENN., May 28.?Two
men nif:t Instant death this afternoon
aV~a pumping station of the Southern
[Railway at Bridgeport, Tenn., by the
explosion of a twenty-horse-power boiler.
The dead men are Frank Owens, of
Knoxvllle, pump Inspector *if the Sotith
?,rn Railway, nnd John Blanchard, engin?
eer ?it the pump station. The pulldlni;
JV03 practically dtmolisluO,, ? ,
Took Brooklyn Handicap
FROM THE START
Record for Both the Race and
LITTLE FILLY PUT
UP A GAME FIGHT
She Was a Heavily Backed Favorite
and Was Side by Side With Winner
When the Wire Was Crossed.
Great Crowd Saw the
(By Associateti PreM.)
NEW YORK, May 28.?Irish Dad -won
tho seventeenth Brooklyn handicap at
Grnvesend to-day In 2:05 2-fi. Ridden by
O'Nell, with perfecrt Judgment, ho bore
tho colora ot the Wt?Ybury stable, a part?
nership of Harry Payne Whitney and H.
B. Duryea. Rated by tho handlcapper
highest or the three-yenr-olds entered,
Irish Dad carrle/l 103 pound?.
Gunfire, 111 pounds, winner of the Met?
ropolitan hnndlrap. and favorite for to?
day's race, was second, beaten by not
more than threo lnchee. Burns rode her
for XV. C. Whitney, father of the win?
ner's half owner. Dengths behind the
pair, eight, according to the officiai fig?
ures, came ??. S. Fenshawo's Heno.
Irish Da/1 lowered tho record for the
race, 2:0S 1-4, made by Banister In 1699, and
equally the ?ecord for the track made by
Gold Heels last October.
John il. Madden owned and sold. the
first, seoond and third horses In to-day's
Mr. Madden bought Irish Dad as a
yearling for $1,500. The prltie Messrs.
Whitney and Duryea paid for him has
never been aulhoratlvely published.
Worth in Krone 118,150, the winner's share
of the Brooklyn handicap of 1903, was
?15,150, the second horso taking $2.000 and
the third 11,000.
No more evenly Judged race was ever
run, as the fractional time shows:
Quarter 25 eet-onds. half 60, flve-edgbtha
1:021-5, three-quarters 1 ?li 2-?, seven
eighths 1:27 1-6, mile 1:40 1-5, one and one
quarter miles 2:05 2-6.
DED FROM POST.
Irish Dad led practlt-ally from the post
to finish, successively stalled off the chal?
lenges of Oom Paul and Igniter and won
after a. final bitter struggle from his
stable companion. Both trained by J. W.
Rogers, tho Whitney horses were the only
real contenders for first honors after the
field turned Into the stretch. Irish Dad
No. 6 from the rail, was away well at
tho start, and O'Nell rushing clear, took
him over close to the inside fence. He led
as th?ry passed the stand, running easily
under restraint with Oom Paul second,
Gunfire third and Igniter fourth. Swing?
ing around to the bade stretch Heno and
Injunction tried to Join the leaders, but
both were crowded back Beveral lengths.
Irish Lad was a length in front when
the run down the back stretch began, but
Oom Paul challenged at once and the
two raced side by side for three-eighths
of a mile. Gunfire appeared in dlfllcultiea
for a moment. Igniter raced up to and
passed her and Colonel Bill was making
a sturdy bid. He reached the filly's throat
latch as they neared the turn.
Then In a moment it was all over but
for two horses. Igniter and Colonel Bill
fell back, and Oom Paul's green and
whlto Jacket was hidden -y Burns' blue
?? he took Gunfire Into second place.
Irish Dnd led into the stretch by a
length, Gunfire close behind and Oom
Raul still within striking distance, but
apparently beaten*. Straightened out for
the run homo, ???????>?, father and son,
had the race to themselves. Irish Dad
had never faltered und O'Nell hnd rated
When Gunfire drew alongsldo the three
year-old a sixteenth of a mile from home
and Oom Paul made a last effort the out?
cry from tho stands waa terrific'
????? every muscle Btralned and every
rider doing hla utmost, Irish Dnd and
Gunfire raced to the wire. The filly
gained on the colt Inch by Inch. Twenty
feot from tho end her noso was In front,
but with ono splendid burst of courage
Irish Dad leaped forward in the very last
Jump and won by a hair's breadth. One
Jump from tho wire the race was a dend
heat. Dlttle O'Nell, an obscure rider in
tho West last winter, took his first ride
in the floral horseshoe, and another
Brooklyn Handicap was history. Between
30,000 and 40,000 persons saw the gTeat
First race?handicap, six furlongs?
Northern Star (12 to 1) first, Astarlta (T
to 1) second, Invincible (15 to 1) third.
Time, 1:09 2-6.
Second race?hurdle handicap, about one
mile nnd six furlongs?Ohnet (.8 to 6) first,
McGrathlana Prlnco (11 to 10) second,
Draughtsman (I to 1) third. Time, 8:16
Third race?the Expectation Stakes,
five furlongs?Broomsticks (9 to 10) first
Tim Sullivan (10 to 1) second, Dimple (li
to 1) third. Time, 1.00 2-6.
Fourth race?Brooklyn Handicap, mile
nnd two furlongs?Irish Dad (12 to 1) first,
Gunfire O 1-5 to-5) second, Heno (15 to 1)
third. Time, 2:05 2-5. Injunction, Oom
Paul, Hunter Palne, Colonel BUI, Artlou
late, Tardarm, Igniter, Bnnnlbert and
Herbert finished In order named.
Fifth race?five furlongs, selling?Bath
Beach (7 to 2) first, Datheron (8 to 2) sec?
ond, Wallerln (4 to 1) third. Time, 1:00
Sixth race?mile and seventy yarda, sell?
ing-Wild P?rate (5 to 1) first, Daisy
Green (10 to 1) second, North Brook (3
to 1) third. Time. 1:40.
.-? ... ?
A number of prominent RichmontV men
havo become Staunton bankers, having
purchased the controlling interest of the
Augt?ata National uu?, ?lio Fanuor? mitj
Merchant?! Ranks of thnt city.
Among the Rlohmonders Interest?"?! are
Messrs. T. C. Williams, Jr.. R. S. Bosher.
Fred E. Noltlng, and ??'. M. Hnbllston.
who bought the stork In the hanks owned
hy .1. T. Harman, E. M. Funkhmiser nnd
C. P. Bowman.
Mr. Habllston wns seen yesterday af?
ternoon and asked about thn report thnt
the two Institutions would he consolidated.
At first he snld he did not wish to make
a statement. Then he replied t"*?at he did
not think so.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, May 28.?The following
candidates have qualified for admlsRlon
to the Military Academy, ?Tune 16, 1903:
Alabama/?William D. Martin, Jr., Mel
vln G. Fari?, Thomas D, Coles.
Florida?-John R. Peyton.
Georgia?Warren Iv>tt, Jr., Emmet ????
son, William R. Henry, Paul J. Horton.
South Carolina?Calhoun Anerum.
Virginia,??Haunter B. Portes?, John B.
WINS HONOR AT YALE
(Bpeclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEW ???'??, CONN?, May 28.?Robert
Ritchie Harwell, of Petersburg, Is one of
tho lucky thirteen announced today ns
recipients of the dogree of bachelor of
divinity at tho Yale Divinity School, next
?Vednesday at commencement. Harwell
Is a B. A. graduate of Hampden-Bldney
Collego, In tho class of '97, nnd stands
among the highest in scholarship o? the
REPORT FOR REVISION
(By Ar<irocI?te<J Presti.)
DOS ANGBDES, CAD., May 28.-In the
Presbyterian General Assembly to-day a
motion made by Dr. W. N. Pago, for the
adoption of the report of Committee on
Revision of the Creed as a whole, pre?
vailed by unanimous vote.
The moderator later was authorized ' to
appoint a committee to confer with the
?Cumberland Presbyterian Comreir*?? on
the question of uniting the two churches.
COLONEL DE PEYSTER
DIED AT HIS HOME
OBy Assix-lated Press.)
POUGHXKEJBIE, N. T., May 28.?Col?
onel Johnston D. DePeyster died at his
country seat at Tivoli on Hudson last
night of cirrhosis of the liver. Three
weeks a*?o a delegation of fellow-iMtlzens
visited his home and presented him with
a medal for raising the first flag over the
fallen cap?tol of Richmond, in 1866. He
eerved as a lieutenant In the ?Civil War
and was Breveted lieutenant-colonel.
PARTED FROM HUSBAND
(By Asmx-tated I'M??.)
DONDON, May 28.?Dad y Margaret
Cowell-Stepney, daughter of Dord De
Tabley, was to-day granted a Judicial
separation from her husband, Sir Arthur
Cowell-Stepney on the ground of deser?
tion. The baronet, who is a former mem?
ber of Parliament and. a wealthy la?]
proprietor of Wales, Is now In Boise City,
Idaho, whore he recently renounced his
title and became an American citizen and
also secured a divorce there.
FOR THE HOSPITAL
A May-pole dance, given yesterday at
St. Patrick's School, Twenty-fifth and
Broad Streets, for the benefit of the Chlm
borazo Hospital, was greatly enjoyed. It
will be repeated this afternoon at 6:80
o'clock, and It is expected and desired that
a large crowd -will bo In attendance.
The. dance was given under the Board
of Dady Managers of tlio hospital, and
was an entire success. Forty-four chil?
dren took part. The sight was a most
beautiful one from start to finish.
SAILS FOR THIS SIDE
(By Associated Pre??.)
GOUROCK, SCOTDAND, May 28.?Sir
Thomas Dlpton's flotilla, consisting of the
Bhamrook III., the Shamrock I., the steam
yacht Erin nnd the ocean tug Cruiser,
whose combined crews number 175 men,
sailed from hero for Sandy Hook to-day.
Great crowds of people bade thorn fare?
well; flags were everywhere displayed,
and bands, whistles and sirens combined
with the choorlng of the spectators to give
the cup challenger a great send-off.
FOUR OF THE CREW
OF PEERLESS ARE LOST
(By Associated Pre??.)
DTJNENBURG, N. S., May 28.?Newa
has been received from New Foundland
of the drowning? at the Bay of Islands of
four of the craw of the schoonor Peerless
of this place and also of fourteen men
drowned from another Dunonberg steam
vessel, the name of which la not given.
School Board Names It In
Honor of Mrs. Lily Mead
At a mooting of the School Board, held
last night nt the City Hall, the following
members were present: James IL Capers,
chairman; R. ET, Shine, William M, Tur
pin, F. C Ebel, F. W. Stiff, Charles
Hutzler, Reuben Burton, A. D. Phillips.
The superintendent's report shows: To?
tal roll, 12,107; monthly roll, 10,801; per
cent, of attendance. 92.8.
Tho board decided that the kindergarten
In the Second District shall be named
the "Valentine Kindergarten," In honor
ot Mrs. Dlly Moad Valentine, the presi?
dent of tho Richmond Educational Asso?
ciation, to whoso Influence the kinder?
garten movement Is much Indebted.
The following were elected as directors
of the kindergartens: Misses Anna B.
Kirk, M. Annlo Bates and Georgia. Ry
land; as assistants: Misses litabelto J.
Buchanan, Elsie C. prana und Alice fi.
Constitution Had Accident
and Dropped Out.
HER TOPMAST BROKEN OFF
She Had Sailed a Game Race, and Was
Haifa Mile Ahead of Old Cup De?
fender When the Mishap
(By Associated Pre?.)
NEW YORK, May 28.-The Constitu?
tion's hoodoo almost epollod the race of
the trio of cup defenders In Long Island
Sound to-day. After Bulling nine miles
of tho first leg of tho race the Consti?
tution's topmast wae carried away in a
little puff of wind, and ehe was ou.t of
I*, for the day. When the accident oo
currod the Constitution was half a mile
behind the Reliance, and was leading the
Columbia by an equal distonco.
Reliance and Colum,b!a finished the race,
but It had become a procession, for
Columbia was never formidable after the
first five miles had been Failed. Reliance
crossed the finish line a winner by 8 min?
ut?e and 27 second. Constitution had
sailed a game race until the accident.
She had been handled skilfully, but had
been unable to hold the fast Reliance.
After a bit of Jockeying at the start?
ing line Captain Rhodes put the Con?
stitution in the best position he could on
tho windward quarter of the Reliance,
though Captain Barr had sent the Reli?
ance the whole length of thn starting line
clear to the mark opposite the commit?
tee boat before he would pive way and
permit the Constitution to cross and take
the position. The luffing cala continued
after the starting lljie was crossed end
until the Reliance's superior speed had
pulled her out of a bad position.
Relianrre had drawn away half a mile
on the Constitution, -v!:--ij ths latter felt
the disastrous puff. The sbirboard upper
spreader, which stin*en*-d the topmast,
gave way, and the hollow wnofl*>n topmast
snapped off eight feet Rbove the main?
mast head. The broken spar, together
with the club topsail pole, the balloon Jib
topsail and the -topmast rigging hung
suspended by the club topsail o<*ross the
main peak halyards.
The yacht was hove to and the wreck?
age quickly cleared away. No one had
been Injured. After the wreck tho Con?
stitution came tipping home under her
Reliance beat the Columbia four min?
utes and thirty-two seconds on the first
leg, and thirty se<?onds on the second leg.
The last leg was a long slant close
haubsd, fetching the finishing line with?
out'a tack'or pinching too closely into
th? wind. It wae the prettiest spectacle
of the day, for tbe wind had freshened
to 12 knots, and the Reliance had her
le-e ran down Into the froth and was
reeling off 11 knotR to tho hour, while
the pride of former years dragged a mile
and a half astern. Reliance had boaten
her three minutes and fire seconds on
TO VISIT ENGLAND
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS. May 2S.?It was officially an?
nounced to-day that President Loubet
will proceed to Dondon between July IS
and July 20. to return the visit of King
Edward, and that he will stay there
three or four days.
SITE CHOSEN FOR
(By Anitoclated Pr?-?e.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, May ?8.?Assis?
tant Secretary Taylor has selected as
a site for the postoffico building at Ports?
mouth, Va., the property on the southeast
corner of Court and King Streets. Price,
HON. A. C. BRAXTON
FOR U. S. SENATOR
Believed He Will Announce
His Candidacy to Succeed
Martin In a Few Days.
Hon. Allen Caperton Braxton, of Au?
gusta, the brilliant Democratio leader
and author of the corporation ordinance
of the Constitution, la In tho city on pri?
vate business, and It Is the opinion of
those close to him that ho will In all
likelihood announce his candidacy for tlie
United States Senate to suoceed Hon.
Thomas S. Martin before he leaves for his
Mr, Braxton Is engaged In trying a
case in the Circuit Court of Chester?
field county, and will probably be'here
for several days.
He ls ' stuying nt the Westmoreland
Club, and whon f-een last night he talked
In the most Interesting manner concern?
ing the senatorshlp.
"As at present advised, I am not ready
to announce myself," said Mr. Braxton,
"if, Indeed, 1 shall later on decide to
enter the race.
"It Is a laudable ambition to aspire to
represent one's State In the United Stntes
Senate, and I confers that I am not averse
to performing the duties of tho office,
should I be ohosen, but It Is to me an
exceedingly delicate thing to think of
asking the people to vote for me.
"I regard the station as tho highest In
the gift of tho people, but for tlie mere
matter of entering publlo life I do not
"If by going to tho Senate I could ren?
der some service to my people, and they
should honor mo with their preference
for the distinguished position, I should
feel that I hnd repaid thorn to some ex?
tent for their kindness, but It will never
be the hankering after public position
that will lead me to enter the struggle.
"I am deeply touched by the kindly so?
licitations that are mado hy my many
friends, both personally and by letter,
to Induce mo to run for tho Senate, nnd
I confoss that I have not yet decided
what 1 shall do."
Mr. Bnixton has declared unequivocally
In favor of the'senatorial, primary plan,
and said Unit whether ho should be in the
race or not, lie would do all In bla power
to preseiwe tbe evident will o? the people!
? on, thl? subject, ? ',?**-!
A VERDICT OF GUILTY
IN THE CASE OF KING.
JOHN M. KING HEARING HIS FATE.
Curtis Jett and Thomas White
Plead Not Guilty.
CASE IS SET FOR MONDAY
An Attack on Jail Last Night Was Pre?
vented by Firing of the Guard and
a Fierce Storm Which
(Bj* Associated Prws.)
JACKSON, ICT., May 28.?Curtis Jett
and Thomas White were arraigned to-day
for the murder of J. B.' Marcum, and
pleaded not guilty. After considerable
delay 'a consultation among the attor?
neys was held. French, of Wlnoheator;
Noble, of Jackson, and J. B. O'Nell, of
Covlngton, participated. This consulta?
tion resulted In Whlto and Jett filing
affidavits asking Judge Redwlne to re?
move Ellzor Dlttle, on the ground of
prejudice. They allege that Dlttle Bald
they ought to be hanged. Judge Redwino
was sick, and announced that he was too
unwell to hold court to-day. Tho at?
torneys then argued a motion aa to
when trial should commence. The de?
fense wanted two weeks' time, claiming
they cannot get their witnesses eoonor.
The case wns set for Monday, which Is
the first day of the regular term of
court, and there Is a speolal term over
Saturday. The grand Jury Is etili work?
ing on the Cockrlll case.
Early last evening a body of about
sixty armed men were noticed In Jack?
son. They were not together, but kept
closo to ench other. At midnight the
prowlers began to sneak across the street
.from the bank south of tho Jail. The
guards commando them to hajt. They
refused, and In reply fired several shots.
Tho guards returned the fire. The prowl?
ers ran about a hundred yards further
and fired ngaln.* The guards then poured
three volleys Into them In rapid succes?
sion. ?Moving objects were discovered on
the north sido of the Jail, and the guards
fired again and killed a cow. A few
moments beforo tho firing a flash of
lightning revealed a squad of men In tho
hills In tho roir of the Jail. It was then
expected thnt concerted notion was to be
mHdo to reach the Jail nnd tho troops pre?
pared to give nny comers a hot reception,
but a terrible storm was raging and It
was absolutely dark, so tliat no further
demonstration wns made.
Colonel Roger Williams left to-day for
Doxlngton. The ?imp of the troops was
almost .".wept away during tho storm
lnst night. It Is thought that Colonel
Williams will ask for more troops and
more equipment. _
FOR S. A. L. SHOPS
Will Otfer Site Free and Wll1
Send Committee to Con
fer-Wlth Mr. Williams.
(Hpoclal to Thn Tim es-Dispatch.)
ATDANTA, GA?t May 2S.?Atlanta Is to
make an effort to got the. shops of the
Seaboard Air Dine, recently burned at
Portsmouth, located here instead of be?
ing rebuilt on ithelr formar ?Ita. The
mowment was started by the Journal,
an afternoon paper, which to-day, in a
two-column editorial, calls upon tlio City
Colinoli nnd the Chamber of Commerce
to tako the matter up with the railroad
officials, and to solid committees to Rich?
mond to confer with President ?if '.llanir.
Interviews with, a number of prominent
oitlzens are published. All agree that At?
lanta la tlio logical location for tho shops
and promise to Join in subscribing to a
fund to purchase a site. Tho proposi?
tion la to furnish the railroad company
a sito freo of co?t If It ugic.-a to locate
jib.? alloga Jiej^.
Conduct of Major Howze to
Be Looked Into.
WANTS COURT OF INQUIRY
Secretary of War, In Making Public the
Pap-ars, Argues the Cace for Major
Howze, and Presumes Him
(By Anodated Freni.)
?WASHINGTON, May 28.?Secretary
Root to-day made publlo all the papers
in connection with the charg?es made
against Major Robert L?. Howze of hav?
ing authorized the brutal and fatal whip?
ping of hostile natives held as prisoners
at Laoag, Luzon, in the spring of 1000.
Secretary Root says, In part:
"Howie's oharacter of conduct afford
very strong presumption against the
probability of his having done the things
charged. The chargea are sustained
solely by ex parte affidavits of a largo
number of native Filipinos, who were
hostile to the American troops, and who
unite In telling a story, which, if it Is
to be believod, exhibits the most revolt?
ing cruelty. Major Hunter, who col?
lected these affidavits nearly three years
after the Incidents to which thoy relate,
appears by his own letters and the testi?
mony of his brother officers to have
entertained a bitter personal e.nimoslty
towards Major Howze. It Is dear that,
with the feedings which be retained.
Major Hunter was not likely to be capa?
ble of making a really Impartial Investi?
gation, and that for this reason he waa
an unfit person to be assigned to that
Major Hunter, who made the charges,
sent them to Governor Taft, and not
through the regular military channels.
The secretary eays this was "designed
to secure Major Howze's removal from
command, and was underhanded and most
Tho secretary quotes from, a report of
the Plilllpplno commission Into tlie
charges. Its findings were to the effoct
that the cruelties charged never existed.
Secretary Root concludes aa follows:
?JJpon all tho papers now produced, It
iujpeiirs that the charges against Major
H-uwze are false.
"Major Howze has asked for a court of
inquiry, and I direct that a board of
threo ofllcers bo detailed by tho com?
manding genomi, Division of the Philip?
pines, to proceed to Laoag and call be?
fore them the witnesses and report the
In his letter of transmlttal of the pa?
pers It? the case Mojor-General Pavls Is
severe on Major Hunter, charging him
with "unmtlltnry conduct" and "repre?
hensible .methods" In molting chargea
against a brother ofllcer In a personal and
confidential letter to Governor Taft and
In other ways
(yir.xrrA Itavi? takes up the -nattoT of
the allegations as to whippings and sayis:
"Unless all the native witnesses have
sworn to lies, Colonel Howze was not
Justified in making the statements that
he 'thoroughly Investigated the mattor'
and that 'none were whipped severely,'
and unless two witnesses swore falsely
Howze specifically ordered the whipping
of one Gasper. Also, I am forced to tlie'
conclusion that If Colonel Howze did not
specifically authorize the whipping of na?
tive prisoners, ho directed thn local pres?
idente 'to get the truth from these pris?
oners,' apparently leasing It to the pres?
idente to adopt such measures ns ha saw
Ut for the purpose."
BIO STRIKE IMMINENT
IN THE QUAKER CITY
(By AMOclutee] Pre??.)
PHII-APtiflUPlilA, PA? May 2S.?One
of the greatest etrlkes in the history of
tlie textibi lnelustrles of the. country will
be inaugurated'in tills city and vicinity
at quitting time to-morrow night, unless
the textile manufacturers grunt the de?
manda of tha workers, who ask thai
their working time bo reduced from sixty
to fifty-five hours a week. It ia ex?
pected that by Monday SO.OO? persons will
have voluntarily laid down their w'ork
In tlie hope of forcing -the manufacture?
j?o fclYtt ?.beni sliorte? b-Wi*,
Twelve Months and Fine
for John M. King.
WILL TAKE CASE
TO HIGHER COURT
King's Bail Doubled and He Is
Again Set at Liberty.
OF MR. D. C. RICHARDSON
Declares that There Is Still In Existence
a Combine, Which a Councilman
and a Former Member of the
Street Committee Are Con?
We, the Jury, find the prisoner
jjulfty as charged In the within cer?
tificate of appeal of the Polios Justice
and the copy of the Indictment there?
with, attached, and fix hie punishment
at one year in Jail andMeeesa hie fine
at ?100. ?
JOHN C. FREEMAN, Foreman.
With &. verdict of guilty, a centence ot
one year in Jail, and th? Imposition of a
fine of $100, the trial of. ex-Alderman John
M. King, of Jefferson "Ward, charged
with having accepted?a, bribe, terminated
a few minutes before. 12 o'clock last night,
when the Hustings Court room, -In the
City Hall, was yet comfortably filled
with expectant and anxious spectators,
including several members of the City
Council. Th? Jury deliberated forty min?
utes in reaching Us verdict, and It la
understood only two ballots were neces?
Immediately after the reading? of the
verdict, the ball bond of th? accused wae
Increased by Judge Ingram from one to
two thousand dollars, Ulis action being
taken at the instance of Commonwealth
Attorney Richardson. Ball was furnished
by D. O'Sullkvan, and King wae released
from cue tody.
Notice of Appeal.
Following the announcement of the ver
?Slot, the dismissal of the Jury and their
discharge for the term, Mr. HII] Carter,
one of the two able lawyers who has
been representing the accused, moved ? to
have the verdiot set aside as not In ac?
cordance with law and the evidence. This
was overruled, wher?iupon he tiled notte?
of appeal, and tho exoaptlons to the cas??
will be argued on Saturday, June 6th.
The prisoner received the verdict with
the least display of feeling Imaginable,
and, If lie was surprised at the finding
or received Just what he anticipated, his
oountenanoe failed to betray it. Ho never
flinched, looking Clerk Walter Christian
straight In the eye as he read the sen?
There were noticeable about the'? fore?
head of the accused, when the verdict
was read, a few beads of perspiration," but
It Is hardly probably that "this sudden
show of heat was caused by unffiie excite?
ment over tho result, as the room was ?
trlflo warm. And even when King walked
from behind the rail, where be had-been
sitting next his attorneys, to the desk of
the clerk, where ball was furnished, he
displayed not the slightest sign of emo?
No Show of Feeling.
Waiting until after the Intricate de?
talla of the appeal had been perfected.
King walked beside his lawyers, sloviy .
out of the City Hall. They were con?
versing In an ordinary tone, and appar?
ently all were in the best of humor, their,
spirits not being at all ruffled.
It would be erroneous to say that the
spectators, using this word to convey the
Interested ones In the eense of even a
majority, were surprised at the verdiot.,
In fact, there was a firm belief prevalent
at tho conclusion of the evidence, befort?
tho first argument was made, that a con?
viction was probable. And even those
who did not expect a vordlot of guilty
were quite willing to admit, after the
opening argument of Mr. Rlohordson,
that the beat King could hope for wae
a hung Jury.
However, there wrsre among a few
friends of the prisoner, a few members
of the Council, who hooted the Idea of
anything but acquittal, but In suoh In?
stances the wish seemed the father of
Tito conviction of King Is a great vic?
tory for Commonwealth's Attorney Rich?
ardson ?Jid a hard and unexpeoted blow
to Messrs. Hill Carter and Wyndham It.
Meredith, l?aoh of the gentlemen have
exerted their best efforts In the reapeo
tlvo way thoy were directed, nnd no stone
hon txon loft unturned on the one Bide to
establish the guilt of the accused and on
the other to provo the innocence of the
A Hepd Fight.
Mr. Riohiurdson has probably never be?
fore In his career as Commonwealth's At?
torney iaced a more capable pair of at?
torneys than In the tight which has Just
concluded, and at every turn he has en?
countered opposition of no mean ability.
To hltn belongs mucli credit.
While quite naturally, publlo Interest
centers ir? tit?? "nal outcome of the fa?
mous caso, the startling but not surpris?
ing announcement of the established guilt
of Klug will create but Utile inore sur.
prisa than waa manifested In the Hust?
ings Court room yesterday afternoon
while Commonwealth's Attorney Richard?
son was In the midst of his opening ar?
gument for the Stato.
Mr. UtchardBon said that there exist?*!
In tho city of Richmond st Ute .present
time a combin? or pool somewhat -similari
to that formed by dude. Oa-sser and
Wolnbruiin. paving contractors, and he
added with force, that a certain niunliM
of th? Council was president of? th? syn?
dicate, while a former member of the
Committee on Streets was treasurer..
This startling declaration fell like a,
bomb In the midst of the . spectator*
assembled, as a lesult of which many are
j yet thinking, and will continue to think,
iuosslbly. until MA lUehardA^ft ????* M*.