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RICHMOND, VA?, TUESDAY. AUGUST 4, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASH1NOTON, Aug. a.--Forceast for
Tuesday und Wedrtef-day;
Virginia ? Partly r-ioudy Tuesday, warm?
er in central portion. Wednesday fair,
?warmer In Interior; light to fresh east to
North Carolina? Partly cloudy Tuesday,
Wednesday fair, warmer in Central por?
tion; light to fresh northeast to end
Yesterday was warmer than Sunday,
?which was abnormally chilly. Clouas
hung over the oily all day yesterday, but
no rain fell, and the temperature //as
pleasant. At midnight the sities were ??tin
BTATS OF THE THERMOMETER.
P A. M. 72
12 "M. 76
3 P. M. 79
C P. M. 77
8 P. M. 75
12 midnight . 72
Average .75 1-6
Highest temperature yesterday. 79
Lowest temperature yesterday.M
Menu temp?rature yesterday.71
Normal temperature yesterday. S5
Departure from normal temperature... 14
Pr?cipitation during: past 24 hours. T
August 4, 1903.
Run rises.5:17 I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets.7:15 Morning.1:40
Moon sets.2:01 | Evening.2:G8
T. C. Williams' factory to be wiped
from list of great plants-R. A. Patter
r.en and Co. come boldly to front with
Kreativ Increased rapacity-Common
Council hold busy session-Mr. Pollock
hot or? trull of those who forget their per?
sona] property when preparing list of tax?
able possessions-More bonds may he
Issued to redeem outstanding securities
of higher rate of interest-well known
minister may lote eye. helng struck by a
green apple thrown by urchin-Druids
preparing to take Beach Park by storm
Thursday-Fireman against Whom re?
ports had been circulated given hearing
ny Fire Commls?loner3 and dlscharged
Prom?tlons among firemen-Pickett
Camp to hear Dr. Jones discuss Jackson's
ChrlHtlan character; will attend church
in a body1?Postmaster Knight hies to
the mountains-Federal Court to be In
session several days longer-Soldiers
have now nearly all been paid off
Toung couple In West Knd .have almost
sunrise wedding-Mr. Wyndham Boiling
has not returned; no definite Idea can bo
gotten of liabilities. assets also unknown
-Tob.-i?-?-.i-i men delighted with melting
at Old Point-Conductor Cosby, of the
C. &. O.. loses both legs In accident late
last night-Heath of Philip B. Jones;
burial In Hollywood to-day-Editor
Mullen acquitted of carrying concealed
weapon-King seems contented, cofifcld
ers himself no scape-goat, but victim of
circumstance.--; nicely fixed off and will
have his own furniture. MANCHESTER
-Middle District Baptist Association
meets to-day In Balp.brldgo-Strcet Church
-Mr. Holland Robinson dead-Young
men thought to have been acting bub
piclously near -street-car line discharged
-Clear "Water Committee visit Jai-.ks'
Pond and drink clear water.
Two negroes, the supposed slayers of
Harry Rudlslll, taken from Covlngton to
Bedford City uniler military guard to pre?
vent their being lynched by a threatening
crowd-Returns from the senatorial dis?
trict embracing the counties of Anpomat
tox. Fluvanna, Buckingham and Charlotte
show that the race between Camm Pat
teson and Paul B. Pettlt for the Senr/e
nomination ig a close one-Persister.* re-'
ports of consolidation of electric lines In
Norfolk: Mr. "Williams calls meeting of
his railway syndicate-Reunion of Con?
federate veterans In Brunswick-Rev.
Dr. Woodfin. of Hampton, resigns his pas
torato of twenty years to "consider other
calls-Man killed by fall from a window
In Loudoun county-Riot averted nar?
rowly In South Boston when member of
liig negro excursion from Danville shot a
policeman-Full ticket, excejit treasurer,
nominated by primary In York county
Meeting of county chairmen at Williams
burg decide on viva voce system, and that
oniy white voters may participate In the
The clover work of Sheriff XV. A. Sum?
mers of Polk county saves the negro who |
assaulted and killed Mrs. Beaver from the
vengeance of n mob at Statesvllle; now
safe In tho jail at Charlotte*?The open?
ing tobacco market at Wilson was very
unsatisfactory and much tobacco was
taken In-The reassessment of taxable
values shows Increase of twenty-sevn mil?
lions on railway properties-Mercantile
company chartered and one gives notice
Undertone of the stock market was
fceavv, price movement fractional and tho
(volume of dealings Insignificant-Six In?
effectual hallots have been cast by the
cardinals und there Is no Pope elected
Watorboy won the handicap at Saratoga
In excellent time with Hunter Raine,
?who was well backed for place, second
Thomas White put on stand In his own
defenso In trial for the murder of J. B.
Marcum-Department of Justice to con?
sider what action ip to be taken In coa
iiectlon with tho awarding of contract for
gloves to firm In which a member of Con?
gress was Interested-Th.o cup challenger
ehows herself a splendid racnr, especially
In light airs-Rpr-j-inl grand jury charged
to look into charges of handling In MIs
rourl Legislature-Negroes srq to he
eliminated from the United States navy
-Irish land hill moved to its second
reading in the House of Bords-Woman
In West Virginia, kills her husband with
n Winchester after be had shot at .her
throe times with his revolver; gave herself
up to the nuthorltii-s and will plead self
defense?Indiana crowd Is in pursuit of
?two negroes whom they are determined to
lynch If caught-Two young men killed
and two fatally Injured In n general fight
In Algoma, W. Va.-Portuguese Cabinet
Ik entertained bv American officers aboard
tho Brooklvn. flagship of Admiral Cot?
ton's squadron-Republic of Cuba has
on enormous sum to pay to her revolution?
ary soldiers If t.he amounts as fixed by the
committee are accepted.
STRUCK IN HEAD BY
fBpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatcli.1
I.TNCHBHRO, VA., August S,?Late
Saturday while driving in a vehicle with
his brothers, from Famplln depot to his
farm seven miles away, Mr, Otis Ollllam,
n voting farmer of that neighborhood,
was shot on the lower side of his head
by a spent bullet, of 32 calibre, which cama
from no one known where. No report of
a gun was heard, and no one was In
sight with a weapon. Mr. Ollllam, al?
though suffering considerably, drove to
his home, where he was attended by a
local physician, who, being unable to lo?
cate the bullet, recommended that he
came to Lynehhurg. Mr. Ollllnm acted
on the advice of his physician, and the
"bullet was removed to-day by Drs. Lile
WEATHY MAN TO SUE
CITY OF SCRANTON
(By Associated Press.)
? BCRANTON, PA., Aug. 3.?William Law.
? wealthy coal operator, to-duy engaged
Attorneys O'Brien and Martin and w, it.
Jessup and \V. W. Johnston to bring ac?
tion against Maypr Cnnnell and the ciiy
of Scran'on for police interference with
Parr le Nation, when she attempted to
?peak in Nayaug Park last week.
Mr. Law says he was rudely handled
by the polio- on the occasion of one of
Mrs. Nation's four arrests. He says hu
iction is. iiuf a personal one, but is solely
actuated by motives of public good. ij?i
wants ihe couria to deflno the rights of
tt/j' ??pooch. * *
Council Passes Resolu?
tion to Look into Matter
CITY MAY ISSUE
Mr. Hargrove Presents Reso?
lution on This Line.
It Goes Through Lower Branch With
Some Amendments?Many Matters
Relating to Opening Streets
and Alleys, and Other Rou?
tine Municipal Subjects
Are Disposed Of.
The Common Council hold a long meet?
ing: last night and disposed of a large
amount of routine business and consid?
ered some matters of sweeping moment
to the people.
The franchise sought by the Citizens'
Tjlght and Power Company?the Broad
Street merchants, who propose to conduct
a co-operative business?was adopted, and
will be ?old at public auction If it shall
pass the Board. A resolution was of?
fered by Mr. Hargrave and referred to
Finance Committee, providing for the
issue of $603,733 of four percent, thirty
four year bonds, with which to redeem
six per cent, bonds falling due on Janu?
ary 1st, next. Mr. Pollock offered a res?
olution, which was adopted, setting forth
that the returns made upon personal prop?
erty In Richmond were shockingly small
by comparison with reported personal es?
tate, and calling upon the president to
appoint a committee of five members to
Investigate and report the necessity and
advisability of creating a board of super?
vision of assessment of personal property
1 <o:- purposes of taxation, and to report
I tuch recommendations as they may deem
The remainder of the evening was con
Fiimed in the discussion o? routine busi?
Called to Order.
The meeting was called to order at 8
o'clock by President Bloomberg, and
twenty-two members answered to their
A number of ordinances relating to
the construction of trap doors, cellar
caps, etc., from the Street Committee
were reported and adopted, and many
other routine reports were disposed of in
Tho ordinance sought by Colonel John
Murphy and other Broad Street busi?
ness men, under the name of the Citi?
zens' Light and Power Company, was
reported from -he Committee on Streets
and was read at length by the clerk, the
object being to allow the proposed in
corporators to furnish their own light
and power on the co-operative plan.
A number of amendments were offered,
?most of them being with the view to per?
fecting tho oiillnance, and some of them
cruised some discussion.
Mr. Crenshaw offered an amendment
designed, he said, to safeguard the city,
and Mr. Peters, in opposing it, warmed up
considerably, and declared that citizens
of Richmond should bo placed on the
same footing with foreign corporations,
whose charters contained no such pro?
visions. The ordinance was finally
adopted, and now goes to the Board of
The report of the Finance Committee
was taken up and read.
A resolution from this source was
adopted, appropriating $1,000 for the pay
of special policemen, and another for
$300 for sub gas and water stations ex?
An ordinance regulating the salary of
certain employes wns adopted, the prin?
cipal change being to raise that of the
clerk. Mr. A. J. Gary, from $000 to $1,100
The Committee on Pollen reported the
ordinance asking for thirty additional
RIOT WAS AVERTED
IN SOUTH BOSTON
Negro Shot Policeman and
Crowd of Armed White
Men Quickly Gathered.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
SOUTH BOSTON, VA.. August 3.-An
excursion train from Danville arrived
arrived here at II o'clock to-day with
one thousand negroes. They made a rush
for all the bar-rooms In town, and many
were soon drunk.
There were several arrests made for
drunkenness during the early afternoon,
end about 6 o'clock, when the crowd was
very l?ge at the (depot, a negro named
Henry Ball resisted arrest for disorderly
conduct and struck Policeman Clark and
attempted to shoot him. Another police?
man, Joe Chandler, aiid a citizen, Inter
?fered, and In the scramble the negro
shot Chandler through the upper part
of the right thigh, the bullet passing.Jutt
between two large blood vessels.
The wildest rumors were soon on the
streets that two White men had been
shot. The streets were soon full 'of'ex?
cited white men armed with pistols and
Chandler is doing well, The negro has
been eent to Jail. The ?rliite population
was greatly txclted.
pollr-fi officers, and it was referred to the
Committee on Finance.
Mr. Crenphaw offered resolution!! re?
funding $100 to T. M. Alexander and $r>0
to Mrs. Clancy, being rebates on liquor
"eenser, fnr the year 11)03. Rnd they were
adopted under suspension of the rules.
Mr. Hargrove offered a Joint, resolu?
tion, which was referred to the Commit?
tee on Finance, providing for a bond
issue of $661,786. The object of the pro?
posed bond Issue is to meet the fi per
cent, bonds of t.h cUy, which will ma?
ture in January, 1?104. The proposed new
bonds will mature In thirty-four years
and will hear 4 per cent. Interest..
Mr. Pollock offered the following reso?
lution, and B.skori Itfi Immediate considera?
"Whereas, either through error or de?
sign, tho returns made for taxation of
personal property to the Commissioner
of the Revenue by many citizens of Rich?
mond ar<? ehocklngly small In compari?
son with their reported personal estate;
Whereas, paid parties should be made
to make proper returns of their entire
personal estate for taxation; therefore, ,
Resolved, by the Common Council of
the city of Richmond. That a committee
of this body, consisting of five members,
be appointed hy the president thereof,
whose duty it shall be to Investigate and
report upon the necessity and advis?
ability of creating n board of supervi?
sion of assessment of personal property
for purposes of taxation, and to make
such recommendations touching this sub?
ject as they may deem proper."
Mr. Pollard advocated the resolution
briefly, and It was opposed by Mr. Cren
The rules were suspended and the
resolution was adopted.
Mr. Splcer offered a. resolution declar?
ing five members of the James River Im?
provement Committee to be a quorum of
that body, and It was adopted.
The Council then adjourned, having
disposed of a great deal of work of more
or less Importance.
To Be Gradually Eliminated
From the Service
NO MORE TO BE ENLISTED
In this Way Uncle Sam Will in a Few
Years Have a White Force on His
Ships?Reasons for this
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. August 8.?The
negro is no longer to be a part of the
United States navy. He Is to be quietly
but effectively eliminated, and hereafter
It Is to be the policy of the recruiting
agencies of the navy to discourage the
enlistment of black men for serving on
American war vessels.
A system of elimination Is to be insti
ituted, and while it is to be put Into opera?
tion gradually, It will eventually weed
out every ngero serving before the mast,
and the enlisted force of the navy will
be composed exclusively of white men.
There are now about 29.000 enlistes
men In the navy. It is estimated that
about G00 of these men are black. It Is
probable that only a few enlistments of
negroes will be made during the next
three or four years, and as soon as tho
terms of .those now serving expiro they
will be allowed to go. Thus the number
leaving the service will be greater than
those entering it, and In time all the
negroes will disappear.
The white enlisted men object especially
to being obliged to mess with the negroes
on board ship. They also object to other
forms of the service which compel them
to regard the negroes as their equals in
From time to time there have been
grumbling^ and evidences of discontent,
and officers of the service have come to
the conclusion that It would be In the
interest of the good order and dlpclpllne
to organize a white navy and allow the
blacks to go.
AGAINST MR. BUTLER
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. August 8,?The matter of
the application of Edwin A, McAlpin, of
Opining", and others, for the appointment
of a receiver for the Universal Tobacco
Company, came up before Vlce-Councel
lor Pltney In Jersey City, to-day.
The petitioners charge that President
William Butler has been a party to a
plan to wreck the company and has
misapplied tho company's funds. The
company naa a capital stock of $1,000,000.
On March 81st last It had assets of $1,
135,000, and liabilities of $S52,O00.
Outdid Herself In Contest
With Older Boat In a
(ssb.ij pajsinossv .<a)
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS? N. J., Au
gust S.?With all tho luck against her,
Shamrock III. to-day again proved her?
self a splendid racer In light winds hy
beating; her pace-maker Shamrock I., nine
minutes and fifty-seven seconds in a
thirty mile windward and leeward race off
Sandy Hook. That the challenger Is a
wonderful boat for windward* work In
light winds all her admirers know, but
to-day she outdid herself.
Beat ins out to the mark she grained a
big lead only to lose a portion of It by a
slant'of wind which temporarily enabled
the old boat to out point her. Though
Shamrock I. had the better of a freshen?
ing breeze toward tho finish line, the
challenger more than trebled the distance
of her lead over Shamrock I. but the
yachts were sailing so much faster at the
"finish than at the turn.that the chalien
cain in time was much loss than In
Killed Her Husband with
HE HAD FAILED
TO KILL HER
He Fired Three Shots at Her
THE WOMAN WILL
Says She Saw Her Husband Reloading
His Revolver, and She Knew He
Meant to Kill Her?She Has
to the Author?
(By Associated Press.)
MATTEWAN, W. VA-, August 3.?Wil?
liam Adair, a prosperous farmer and lum?
ber dealer was shot and killed by his wife
In front o? their home on Pidgeon Creek,
In this county. Adalr, who^had been in
Cincinnati disposing of some timber, re?
turned here rather unexpectedly and
found his wife away from home. He went
In search of her, and finding her In the
home of a neighbor, became Jealous and
pulling a revolver from his pocket fired
three shots at her, all of which went
wild. Mrs. Adalr ran into her house,
seized her husband's vVlnchoster and re?
turned to the yard Just as ho was enter?
ing the gate. He attemped to escape by
running toward the woods near by, but
a bullet from the Winchester in the hands
<y the l?ifu.-Iated woman laid him low.
Re fell to tho ground mortally wounded,
and died without uttering a word. The
woman rode horseback t.> Williamson,
where she surre,:niere? en 1 is njw In
Mrs. Adalr oomes from one of the
wealthiest families of Mingo county. She
will enter a plea o?. self-defense, as she
claims she saw her husband reloading his
revolver, and she realized he meant to
kill her. \
TO BE EXCLUSIVE
The Anthologlcal Society, of London,
Berlin and Paris, promises to be an or?
ganization fax-famed and exclusive. The
constitution of the society will allow It to
have but 1,750 members in the whole
world. Of thia number 1,000 are to be
named in America, Richmond Is to have
four. Mr. R. A. Livingston, of New
York, is In the city at present for the
purpose of selecting the Richmond contln
The society is devoted exclusively to
science, and will publish as soon as prac?
ticable a handsome work of thirty-three
volumes, filled with lore drawn from th/3
most exclusive sources In the world, the
museums of London, Paris and Berlin.
The invaluable manuscripts of these great
collections are not open to public Inspec?
tion, but will be to members of the so?
ciety. J. Plerpont Morgan Is one of the
leading American members, and the
Prince of Wales is foremost on the list
In England. Even.' one wants to know
who their Richmond conf?res are going
to be. ________^_
BOY RUN OVER BY
WAGON : SKULL CRUSHED
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CREWE, VA., August 3.?Ray Herring,
the nine-year-old son of Mr. Isaao
Herring, was run over by a wagon to-day
and severely injured. The boy was on a
bicycle, and In trying to get out of the
driver's way, fell, and the' wheels of tho
wagon ran over his head crushing the
6kull, and scattering the brains. He was
taken to his home In an unconscious con?
Three doctors are in constant atten?
dance on him, and an operation will ba.
performed this evening. There Is but little
hope of saving his Hie. Ills father, who
is in business nt Newport News has been
The negro driver was tried this after?
noon and fined one dollar for fast driving.
Two Young Men Killed and
Two Fatally Hurt in
(Speolal to The Times-Dispatch.)
BLUBFIELD, Wi VA., August 8.?One
of the most desperate tragedies enacted
in this region occurred yesterday morning
at Algoma. Several young men .gathered
at a house and were drinking heavily.
Soon they becaxn? engaged In a general
quarrel and several pIstols^er-Tb^ulFnt
When the battle was over It was
found that Arthur Pendergraft and
James Arthur, wer? shot to death, while
William fihelton a?'? A- -A? Browning
were found to he fatally wounded. Pen?
dergraft and Browning aro said to have
only been spectators, but when the battle
began with such iury they had no chance
for escaping. W?? nn(1 Arthur 6<?^e<
ln the Spanish-American war Ir. Coru^z-ay
A. No arrests nava been nude. ?
BE NO MORE
Trust Wiil Not Operate
Big Plant Here.
LIKELY TO SCATTER
Petersburg Will Take Care of
the Export Trade
R. A. PATTERSON & CO. '
Public Will Be Surprised and Regretfu
that the Name of T. C. Williams &.
Co. is Soon to Be Known
Here No More as a
Within the early future, perhapB, and as
a result of developments now gradually
working themselves out here, the T. C.
Williams Tobacco Company, at one time
the largest independent concern In the'
United States, but more recently under
the control of the trust, will be dismem?
bered and practically wiped from the list
of firm names. Entirely distinct, of
course, from this change, yet In a ?ense
connected with it, will bo an enlargement
of tho R- A. Patterson Independent plant
to tho extent that its capacity hereafter
will bo twice, and possibly three tline3,
what It has been In tho past.
Both propositions are of great inter?
est and Importance to the tobacco world
and to the local business community in
general. The one will moan tho dissolu?
tion of a concern which for many years
past has been identified with this city,
?the great interests of which, moreover,
have made Its presence therein a source
of much benefit to Richmond; the other
will mark the extension of a plant al?
ready here Into a manufactory of the
very first rank, handling eight to ten mil?
lion pounds In a twelvemonth. In refer?
ence to the first matter, no positive state?
ments can bo made, since there is obtaina?
ble no definite knowledge of the tntentlons
of the new owners of the big plan:; in
reference to the latter, however, the pub?
lication is made and authorized by tho
management, who havo all the plans
complete and ready to be put into exe?
The Williams Matter.
"When ~the T. C. Williams Tobacco Com?
pany passed Into the hands of the Brit?
ish-American Tobacco Company, sorao
time ago, it was generally understood
that the buildings were Included In tho
transaction. It is gathered, however, that
?this is a mistake; that the trust evi?
dently had from the very first no Idea
of continuing the business of the con?
cern, as it had been conducted in the
past, and that, in fact, the days of the
T. C. Company, as a distinct branch, are
The company, which, before It was sold,
was the largest Independent concern In
the United States, occupied threo large
bulldings-4wo factories and a leaf hous?%
Its business was In part domestic, but
its greater part was the export trade
chiefly, with Australia and tho Austra
lasion territory. But tho tariff on manu?
factured tobacco coming Into Australia
from the outside is so great; and the
favors shown to the manufacturers who
aro within Australian boundaries are bo
advantageous that It became almost an
Imposible task for a manufactory In this
country to compete with a manufactory
already in Australia. It became necessary
to get faotorles in tho faraway countries.
There are several of thorn there, and one
or two belong to local concern's?notably
tho Camerona. But the T. C. Wlllinmo
Company, which depended in great
measure on Australia, had no plant there,
and had no desire to orect one, yet at
the same time could not woll do without
This is said to ho one reason why it
was willing to sell. At all events It sold,
and the Brtish-Amorlcan?tho export con?
cern controlled by the American Tobacco
Company of the United States and the
Imperial Tobacco Company of Oreat
Britain?bought it for about two mllllona.
(Continued on Second Page.)
TO LYNCH THEM
Indiana Alen Infuriated by
Brutal Act of Two
(By Associated Press.)
HARTFORP CITY, IND., August 3.?
George Hersey, an Invalid, while hunting
squirrels on his father's farm at noon,
i?ear here, was approached by two prowl?
ing negroes, who grabbvl the boy, search?
ed his clothing for money and Unding
none, tore his clothing from hltn and
mutilated him with a knife. The boy
succeeded In reaching home. He told hJs
story and his father .live the alarm,
mounted a horse, and called for volunteers
to wreak vengeance on the lieelng ne
crojes. Two hundred men and boys joined
m the chase. Nelghhorlnu farms and
towns were warned by telephone and the
countrv was scoured. No trace of tho
negroes waa found. The hunt proceed--?!
till nightfall- Sheriff -Moriga), with a
detachment of d<umties and police follow?
ed tho mob to prevent a lynching if pos?
THE SOLDIER MEN
GET THEIR DUES
The military are now helng paid for
their recent .sai'trlCi! during the car strike
?.m'?, unii the soldier men aro
richer than they have been for some time,
each having received $34.80 In cash. That
is the Bmounl tho privaten ape receiving,
the non-comml?Hloiied ofltcors drawing
slightly more, and the commissioned offi?
cer? considerably more.
Companies rt and II. of the Seventieth,
wero paid "Saturday, and tha m<*n mad?
happy. Companion F and O were paid
last nlfrht, and A will bo paid to-night.
The Howitzers Battery will hpld their
seml-nnnual meeting to-nlxht, nnd at that
timo tho members of tho battery will be
paid for their strike service. The two
companies of tho Blues have been paid.
Thin will complote the payment of the
MUST SEEK REDRESS
THROUGH THE COURTS
(By Associated Press.)
DENVER, LOL., August 3.?Governor
Peabody answered the petition of the
Idaho Springs Miners' Union asking pro?
tection from tho Btate against the ban?
ishment of tho union miners by the al?
liance organization of Idaho, also mili?
tary projection for them In tho event
that they return to their homes, The
Oovernor says that the expelled miners
will have to seek redress through the
courts at Idaho Springs, and that under
the Constitution and laws of the State
he 1b not vested with tho power or au?
thority to act In the matter.
NEGRO FROM, MOB
MACON, GA_, August 8?John Dlxon,
a negro twenty years old, wae brought
to the Macon Jail this afternoon, charged
with attempted assault upon the daughter
of a farmer near Sparta, in Hancock
county. The negro was captured and
taken to tho Jail in Sparta, but as a mob
was forming1 the sheriff spirited Dlxon
to the train and lodged him here for
safe-keeping. The young1 woman ?was
Testifies In His Own Defense
He Corroborated Conversation Be?
tween Jett and Mrs. Johnson, but
Denied Substance of What
(By Associated Press.l
" CYNTHIANTA, KT.. August 3.?In the
Jett-Whlte murder trial to-day Bruce
Little, a special bailiff during the first
trial of Jett at Jackson, testified that he
and several mon with soldiers, captured
Tom White after an eighteen-mile ride
over tho mountains at 4 o'clock In the
morning. After he was token White said
to Little: "In a few minutes more you
would not have goten me as I would have
Woodson McCord. sheriff of Clark coun?
ty, was called. He testified that he ar?
rested Curtis Jott on Sunday morning,
May 10th, in Madison county, at his
mother's house. That after^pelng arrest?
ed he asked for whiskey which was not
given him, and Jett sold: "I am sorry
to be arrested on Sunday as I would not
.be taken to Winchester If arrested on
another day. I could bo taken to Jackson,
where I would be all right."
XV. H. Blank ton, who was called by the
prosecution testified that In a conversa?
tion with Captain Ewen the day after the
shooting of James B. Marcum, Ewen told
him who "did the killing on tho previous
The main feature of to-day was the
cross-examination of Thomas White, who
was placed on the stand by tho defenso,
by Tom D. Marcum, Maroum, who |3 one
of the attorneys for the prosecution, Is
I a brother of tho dead man. White corro?
borated Mrs, JohUhon's testimony as to
a conversation botwen Jett and Mrs.
Johnson, but the substance of what was
said he denied. White says that after dln
. ner of the day Marcum was killed, lie left
Jett at his grandmother's, while Jett says
they both came to town together In the
nfternoon. Ho said that ho wns looking
for Sheriff Callahan Immediately before
the shot was fired and that was his rea?
son for going into the courthouse.
Mrs. Clark In her testimony says she
saw Sheriff Callahnn In front of Hargls'
store, immediately opposite the court?
house, seated In a rocking chair, imme?
diately after the shots were fired, when
he sprang to a wndow wth a revoWer In
C. & 0. CONDUCTOR
LOSES BOTH LEGS
Mr. C. W. Cosby. Possibly
Fatally Hurt Near Walker's.
Brought to Richmond.
Conductor O. W. Cosby, of the Chesa?
peake and Ohio Railway, wns the victim
of an accident about midnight last night
as a result of which he will lose both legs
and probably his Ufa also.
Particulars are meagre, hut It Is sup?
posed that In trying to board his train he
fell under the wheeW and was run over,
both legs being severad between the
knees and ankles. The sad accident oc?
curred near Walker's, a Biatlon on the
eastern division of the ro*d. half way To
WilUttmsburg. The injured man was
brought to this city early this morning.
He has a wife and several' children, an
of whom are away from home at present
spending the summer. Tha news of the
terrible accident to the husband, and
father will be a great shock to them
when they learn of it.
Captain Cosby te.well known in this city,
where he luis xT friends, and all |
the eastern litW io road,
Cardinals Are Unable to
Choose a Pope.
OVER THE DELAY
Crowd that Gathered Utter-etU
Cries of Derision.
CONTEST MAY BE A
But Among Ambassdaors and Ecctea
asiles It Is Thought Much JMay Bet
Sacrificed In Order to Reach a
dlnal Herrero Is Crit?
(By Associated. Press.)
ROME, August .3.?After three full Hay*
of deliberation, during Iwhioh six ballots
have been, taken, the members of the con?
clave still remain ahut up In the Vati?
can without having selected a successor
to Leo XIII. Tho futility of both the
ballots taken to-day. -was evinced by tha
smoke -which aroBo from the Sl&tlne Chap?
el. The mute signal this evanlng was
watched by another largo orowd, which)
partly filled the square of San Pietro,
and which It was estimated numbered
about 15,000. Great disappointment was
manifested, and when the little putt of
smoko^ appeared there wero loud oriea,
not only of disappointment, but even of
Borne has become extremely Impatient
over tho delay In the selection of the
now (Pope, concerning which there ap?
pears to bo no definite explanation, ow?
ing to the rigid secrecy with which the
proceedings, within the conclave are be?
ing guarded. To-day practically the only
ncwB which came from the Slstlne Chapel
was that of the oxtremely grave Illness
of Cardinal Herrero. It la presumed, how?
ever, that the other aged cardinals axe
also suffering from their prolonged In?
carceration and the Intense heat.
"MAY BE- PROTRACTED.
Among ambassadors and ecclesiastics
there exists a general opinion that, 1?
only for the salte of relieving the aged
cardinals, much may be sacrificed within
the conclave to arrive at speedy con?
clusion. On the other hand, there are
those who ore pessimistic enough to oe
Jleve that tho hostility among tho fac?
tions In the sacred college Is bo bitter
that the struggle may be continued for
several weeks. This view, however, finds
In tho hope that overnight some agree
mont might have been arranged, the for?
eign ministers, many other personage-? and
two or three thousand of tho general pub?
lic went to St. Peter's this morning to
await developments. They were doomed
to another disappointment, for at 11:46,
like the broken out pennant of a ship,
tho smoko announcing that the fifth bal?
lot had been fruitless arose from the
chimney of the Slstlne Chapel and -was
borne away by a light breozo. It was a
homeward bound pennant for the crowd,
which Immediately loft tho piazza. Tho
sixth ballot was held this afternoon, and
also proved fruitless. The smoke an?
nouncing that faot was seen rising from
the Slstlne Chapel at 9:25 P. M.
Cardinal Herrero Is being treated by|
Dr. Lapponl and nursed In turn by hla
fellow cardinals, besides his conclavist.
Tho cardinal has heart disease.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press visited the Inside of the Vatican
this morning and found that all around
tho precincts of tho conclave the guards
had been doubled, and wherever there is
tho slightest possibility of communication
with the conclave, the Swiss Guards, gen
darmeB and CPnlatlne Guards watch to?
gether. Tho antagonism exletlng between
these bodies la the best guarantee thai
nothing underhand will bo allowed. Be?
sides, tho captain of tho conclave, In their
cocked hats and unlfonjts embroidered
with gold lace, assisted by tho valets of
Prince Chlgl, the marshal of the conclave,
In gorgeous liveries, are constantly on the
alert. The only thing known from ln
elde is that the cardinals roro early to?
day and Individually celebrated mass li>
tho Paulino Chapel. The-,- took breakfast
at 9 o'clock, going shortly after to the
Slstlne Chapel. ?>
The piazza of fit. Peter's this rnornfn-r
bore the usual appearance of these past
days. Italian soldiers nomiptod two colon?
nades, and stood about In groups, vainly
trying to ke?-p In the shade, the sun being
scorching this morning. A new note to
tho si-em? was given by a caravan of peas?
ants from the surrounding provine?,
composed of men? women and children,
who have evidently come to Rome for
the now Pope's blessing. The women
wore bright rod skirts, with colored cor?
sets outside, spotless white handkerchief-.
on their hearts and sandals laced with
le,:ther thongs to the knee. The men
wore less gorgeous In velvet knee breeches
with gold buttons. The group camped
In the shadow of the Ohellsk, eating wa?
te; melons and making so hrllliant a pic?
ture that all on tho piazza, especially the
fofeigners', feasted their eyes on the char?
Out of all the rumors and ?-osslp which
Is afloat concerning what Is transpiring
in tho conclave, the^most persistent re?
port la to the effect that the Rampoll*
and Sera fino Vannutelll factions have re?
mained compact and that the attempt of
one faction t? press Toward a new candi?
date In the hope of breaking the strength
of the other had failed.
The Italia says that' matters have
reached a point which pr?sage? the possi?
bility of the election oj u foreli;n Pope.
an,j that'Cardinal Kopp, bishop of Bres?
lau, who Is most frequently mention?*! in
this'connection, has the support of the
German Emperor. I if this Is true, the
Italia Interprets it as a move on the part
of the Itumpolla faction to win over the .
Austria-German card Ina la from Seriflno
The Owervatoro Romano, the organ of
fthe Vatican, officially announced that