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THE TIMKH. FOUNOKD 1^8.
THE DISPATCH. FOUNDED 1850.
WHOLE NUMBER, 16,315.
RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 190.&
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WASIIINOTON. Aug, 10. ? Forecast for
TiiPKclay nnd Wednesday:
Virginia? nlr Tut.8_n.yi cooler In Inter?
lor. Wednopdav falr; cooler In extreme
SOUtheast portlon; llght south wlnds,
ahlftlng lo nottliwest.
Knrth Cflfollna?Pftt-lly cloudy ruPFf ny,
111 ol ia 1)1 v sliowi-is ln soullieast pc.rtl'in.
Wednonday fnlr. eoolcri I'regh souln wlnue.
shlfllng lo northweat.
Ulchmnnd li.id a brlght, warm clay yes
tetday. Tho morciirv played around the
83 polnt -? 11 day. ancl there was much
mopplng nf browe.
STATIS OF TlliC THERMOMBTBR.
B A. M. Sl
12 M. ?7
3 p, M.'???? ?*
r, P, M. 86
9 P. M. M
12 mldnlght . >?_
Average .84 2*3
Hlgheat lempcraturo yeaterday. ??>
Lowcat lompcraturo yeaterday. ;?
Mean temperature yesterday. "J
Normal temperature (nr August. -
IVparture frcnn normal temperature-'
Preclpltatlon durlng past 24 hours.... '
Atlgunt 11. 1903.
Sun"rlaos.5:23 l mnn TiOE.
Pnn srts.7:07 I Morning.,.5:~n
Moon rlsca....S:47 I Evenlng.6.52
.lurv returns verdlct of "not gullty" on
ohargea agalnal atreetrcar men and o.hers
alleged to have been oonnoctod wi.n aia
turbance ln Pulton?A Cheaapoako nnd
ohlci watchman stabs Thomas whllernan
tn death; the two became mad over the.
nulronip nf ;, frlc-ncllv wrcatllng bout
i Death of K. fl. Olipstermani well known
newspaper eorrespondoht?Colored glrl,
ncH iwelvo, polsoned and crlmlnally ns
aaultcd by threo young negroes?\'T''V'
iincc. cnnimlttce of Brotherhood oKCar
Men of the Chesapeake and Ohlo Road
asklng advanco or wagos-?Statement
from a reliable aourco explalnlng why
Ohomioal feenritic-f fell--Master plumft
ers siicci for ,'iIIokpcI boycoitlng another
master plumlier not In the org.inlzat inn??
The Munhall ineetln_? close wlth n result
of about MO converalona-Commisslon for
tho .Prnmnilon of l-nlfnrm l.oglslatlnn ln
tho United States to meet soon at Hot
Sprlngs-?Maryland book agent. ehargea
wlth runnlng away with a pollceman s
daughter, reaches Rlchmond, where tne
father of lii" glrl overtake* them?1 resl
denl of the Board of Health requcata re?
turn of sanltary officers to duties Ofjthat
department-Will of _,. H. Jeier. of Hen?
rlco probated-Meetlny? nf Baptlst and
Mothofllst Sunday-school A'soclatlons
The English government will encourage
Brltlsh trade ln tobacco-Btreet-car men
much pleased wlth verdlct in I-uiton
A day of Iragedlc* In Tldewater cities:
Henry B Carpenter; of Norfolk, shot nis
wlfe, from whom he has been separateci.
nnd bellevlrig he had killed. then wlth the
same weapon took his own llfe; in Forta
.nouth Shlp Carpenter Bert, ^ alker snoots
nnd klll? Foremnji John Bland In a bar
rciorn; then men had been frlends ani
quarreled In llcpior-Bobert Page kllls
Tom M.ison In a bar-room ln Newport
Nows-An effort made to lynch a nujrra
in Plttayivanla-Kimore Gouidman shot
nt Farmvllle-Itnllan laborers ^on a
ptrlko ai Danville; one fatally hurt-?
Pretty girl thtef who roba hotel in Wy.the
vlllo 'arrested In Brlsw.|.?loulsa maaa
meotlng opposes prlmaii'?? r reoericK
Domocrats dlsposed to opPpse State Com?
mitlce--.lohn R. Balley -heavlly flned in
Charlotte county for chootlnp at electlon
iUdKe?The monument unyelllng at-c.ne__
terfleld > ourthouae poatponed untll Sep?
tember 2d, ns orlKlnally Pl'?nT1'_',r~^!I'',"y
persons in Peteraburg: Hpc-culated ln Chem?
lcal stock-Wheat burned In Amherst
whlle thrcshlng-E. C. Bethea drowned
whlle bathing at Uynchburg?r.ranci bai
nt Onancock; llterary german at 1'ulaski
City, ancl brllllant german at the Rock
brldge Alum Sprlngs.
-Wreck on ihe Southern Rallway near
Gaatonla lupposed to .hnve heen causeq
liv explosion of tlie locomotlve whlle train
n'lng'nr hlgh ape'ed: several persona hure
-Head-on colllalon between Sc-aboarri
frelght tralns near Raleigh and COlUlW
erabie damage?Many inqurlea. about
I.eac-h. hotel clerk under arrest at Greena
,;r,rr'___Mrs. Fc-nlaysonV jowelry stolen
from her home in Oreensboro--Cold J.ill
copper mlne In haivls of recelver.
Stock market was saved from de
morallzatlon by organized aupport whlch.
however. did not prevent some recesslons
Jn orlce?Governor of Georgla I' outrngeci
nt lhe whlpplng of Miss HeCrlst and fi
thorough Inves.lpatlon will be made^Mlas
DeCrlat is Intervlewed and tella why she I
was whlpped; petltlon in clrculatlon for
her nardon?-Womnn wjjo attempted to
commlt sulclde- |n Chlcago hotel'.,proyea
to be Marle Oordon. formerly Miss Mnrle
1 vttle of Miirfroesboro, Tenn.-Governor
Durbth replle" to the letter Of President
Roosovell on the lynchlngquestlon,dthank
lne him for hls commendation-noldhill
Coawr-Company is placed m the handa
of iecelver on applioatlon of creciitors-?
Hlirhlander captured tho Catsklll smkes
at S'.ratogn--1Cirancl Clrcull meet -.,*?.
on the Ernnlra Clty track, New 1 ork
Boom for W. K- llear?t for tho Prealdenry
jg ,n be launched at the Antl-Truat. Con?
vention ln Washlngton-President Roose
valt for once has been wrongly accused
ln regaidTn the negro queatlon-^-Madame
Hurribert s laughed at for contlnuing her
proteatatlona that the Crawforda do exlst
--Murder nf Russian consu aggravates
the serlo. s Bltuatlon ln the Ba kana ancl
Ironbio ls expected; Tiirklah vimeaMro
burned before the arrlval of \rr0oPS
Promlnent man In Buffaln N Umjir
rlers hls wlfe ancl then shoots himself
fatnllv_-Mnnv lives lost ln wreck and
flre <_ undergrouncl rallway In raris
Cy_lope strlkes Island of Jamalca, dolng
great damage tn fruit.
LANGLEY PARTY SEEK
fBy Assoclated Press.)
Wini-WA'i'l-R, VA.. Aug. 10,-Thn head
ouartnr.s of tho I_inglyo nlrslilp expeili
tlon were transforrecl thls evenlnc (_nm
the Mount Vernnn Clubhouse, on Quantl
co Island, to the Hotel at Cllfton Beach,
on the Maryland shore, flve mlles below
the houseboat. This actlon wns the resulD
of the protest of olub memhers a__.aliist
the furlher ocoupatlon of tho lsl,-in_i ,by
the Smltlisonlau sclentlsts, Ten men now
consllliito tlio party. which will bo In?
creased to fourteen ln a few days.
Annlher model test ls oxpecled soon.
The houseboat will bo kept here for tha
CENTRAL OF GEORGIA
(Uf Ansoclated Press.)
BAVANNAH. GA., August lO.-The ill
reetors of tho Contral of Georgla Rall?
road. ln annual meetlng to-day, declared
a dividend of flve per cent. on tho flrnt
Inc-omo bonds. Thls ls an Increaso of two
per cent. over tho dividend of last year.
Tlie annual roport showed net earnlngB of
$l,41G,ono. Tho net lnc.ome was $23,506, an
Increase of $80,565 ovor last year.
Dr. Gray Resigns.
(By Assoclated Preas.)
Gir.ORGKTOWN, KY., Aug. 10.?Dr. B.
D. Gray, president or Genrgelown College,
has tondored hls reslgnatlon ln ordor to
?beeomQ secretary to the Home Mlaglon
Board of the Southern Bantlat Convon
*ion, wlth headquartora at Atlanta, Ga.
Governor Outraged by
WILL BE HAD
Leglslators Demand ProbJng
to the Bottom.
MISS DECRIST IS
SEEN BY REPORTER
Tells Why She Was Whlpped?What the
Physician Says?A Further Know?
ledge of the Affalr Shows It
in an Even Moro Brutal
fSpeclal to Tho TImes-Dlspatch.)
ATLANTA. GA., August 10.?The Degis
laturo of Georgla decided to-day to In
vestlgate the whlpplng of Mamle DeCrist
at the Stato prlson farm. In speaking of
tho resolution for an Investigation sov
c-ral IcgislatorB saJd the whlpplng was as
bad as any cruelty whlch Rusila ls ac
cused of Infllctlnie on her prlsoners.
Tho Investigation promi_-8 to result in
Btartllng dlsclosures. Superlntendent Fos?
ter who trlod tn prevent the whlpplng,
has resigned. statlng that he wlll not re?
main an offlcer of a system whJch creates
a hell for unfortnnates.
I.ater dlsclosures show that Mlss De?
Crlst WR8 dlsrobed and lald down, Just
as negro male convlcts are treated, anrl
then knouted. Sho was then manaoled to
a negress and sent to the field. whero
.he falnted and was found by Superln?
tendent Foster. ..
Governor Terrell is greatly outraged by
the affalr. He went to the prlson com
missloners thls morning and snld: "I
want thls nutrag- probed and the gii.l-y
partles punlshed. White women .hall not
bo whlpped In Georgin."
A resolution is pendlng In the Houfo
asklng the Governor to pardon Mlss De?
SEEN BY REPORTER
Miss DeCrist Tells Why She Was
(Special to The TImes-Dlspatch..
MILLEDGEVILLE. August lO.-For
the filrst timo slnce sho was whlpped,
Mamle DeCrlsl, was seen by a reporter
to-day. She was in strlpes and seemed
on the ..erge of a collapse. Her eyes were
wlld, and she se.mad scared. A prlvate
lntcr view was requested, but It was stated
that it was agalnst the rules. A copy of
Ihe rules was asked for. but was not
forthcomlng. so Mlss DeCrist had to
make her statement In the presence of
Mr. and Mrs. Allagood. the lady on
whose account It was glven, and tha man
who gave the whlpplng.
"Mlss DeCrist. why were you
"I was whlpped. because I tafked rudely
to Mrs. Allagood, and dld not move when
"Wns your language vulgar or pro
"No; I never use such language."
The questlon that she and Mrs. Alli
good were dlneusslng could not bn ascer
talned. As the facts aro now presented,
MIs DeCrist has received a se-.ere whlp?
plng fnr exerclslng a woman's prerogatl'i-e
of "talklng back."
Dr. Adams, whose name hns been con
nected wlth Mlss xJeCrlst, and who saw
her phlpped, sald: "Mamle DeCrist has
never written any note to me, or nny note
pertalnlng to me. When I first entered
on my dutlos as physician It was'propos.d
that she attend to the hospltal. She stated
that she would bo glad tn become a train
od nurse. but thnt she could not brlng
herself to attend the negro patlents. Cap?
tain Allagood told me thnt he Intended
to whlp her, I gave my professlonal
oplnlon as to her physlcal condltlon. She
was lald across a bed and struck twenty
TALK OF FIGHT
Corbett Says He has a De
fence that is a Puzzleand
a Knockout In Store.
(By Assoclated Press.)
SAN FRANCISCO, CAD., August 10.?
The latest news from Harbln Springs is
to the effect that Champlon Jeffrles now
welghs close to 330 pounda, but does not
appear to he fleshy. Tralner Delaney is
rontident that the flght wlth Corbett next
Friday wlll be comparatlvely a short one.
"The champlon," he sald to-day, "does
not intead to permit tho bout to drag
along to an endles.) length. Jeffr.es wlll
flght wlth such strength and speed that
he wlll early brlng' Corbett down to hls
level ln the questlon of aglllty. When he
onca gets hlm there the battle can be
consldered aa over."
When thls statement was repeated to
Corbett the latter sald: "So Jeffrles ex
pects to make the flght a short one, doeB
he? Well, I hooe he tvles to, for lf he
does he will flnd me on hand. Ha wlll
not havo to chase me either, for I have
invented a ..iort arm defense whlch I
believe wlll prove an enlgma to him. I
am much stronger now than l havo ever
been, and flrmly belluve I wlll be able
to put force enough In my blowa to
Ifuocl- Jeffrles flown and put Wm out,"
Wlll Be Flashed at Blg Antl
HeReally Did Not Reluso White House
Grounds .Because Negro Children
Were Not in Party?Virginia's
Production of Barytes.
Thn TImes-Dlspatch ,Bureau,
No. 1417 G Street. N. W.,
Washlngton, D. C, August 10th.
It Ih sald to-nlght that. Wllllam R.
Hearst's boom for the Democratic nomlna?
tlon to tho Presldency wlll be "llashed"
at the blg antl-trust meetlng to be held
at thc Natlonal Theatre Thursday nlght.
under the atlspices of the Internatlonal
Typographlcal Unlon, now In sesslon ln
thls clty. It cannot be learned who la to
launch tho boom, but there are a num?
ber of promlnent men among the list of
ppoakers. Charles G. Klzer, nlght edltor
of the Norfolk Virglnian-Pilot, and State
organlzer of Virgrinla for the Fedcratlon
of Dabor, ls down for a speech. Andrew
A. I,ip?comh, of Alexandrla, wlll a.lpo be
one of the spcakers. Judge William.N.
Sprlnger, of Chicago, formerly chalrman
of the Ways and Means Committee: Rep?
resentative Francls 13. -Shober. of New
York; Henry George, son of the famous
slngle tnxer, and Owen J. Klndelnn. the
silver-tongued orator of tho famous "Blg
Six" Typographlcal Unlon. of New York.
nre other speakers. Mr. Shober ls a son
of the late Representative Shober, of
Sallsbury N. C. _3everal labor unlons of
Alexandrla wlll come over on the trolleys
and attend the meetlng In a body.
A perponnl representative of Mr.
Hearst's has been here slnce Friday nlght.
lt is presumed he was arranglrig to have
tho Hearst candldncy sprung at the blg
meetlng thls weok. As yet, the talk of
Mr. Hearst for the Presldency has not
Thero seems to. be no doubt that Persi
dent Roosevelt has for once been wrongly
nccused of drawlng the color llne in or?
der to demonstrate his regard for the
r.egro. A Washlngton paper on Saturday
afternoon printed a story to thn effect
that when the Presldent learned tha!
negro ehlldren wero not to be admitted
he refused permlssion granted Mrs. Char?
lotte Smlth to allow a large number of
poor ehlldren gathered together by her
rescne league to play ln the White House
lot on that afternoon.
The charge was mnde dlrectly by Mrsj
Smlth herself. Investigation. however,
showed that Colonel Symons. superln?
tendent of publlc grounds, dld not know
whether negrn ehlldren were to be ad
mftted or not, and Presldent Roosevelt
sald at Oyster Bay yesterday he had
never even been informed that the lot
was to be thrown open to any children.
The hetter Informed correspondents dld not
send out the story. The slmple truth con
cemlng Roosevelfs love of the darkey is
enough wlthout any embelllshment.
The report of the production of phos
phate rock in 1002 by Dr. Joseph Stutri
ers ls now in press for publicatlon as a
part of the Unlted States Geologleal Sur
vey's volume on mlneral rcsources for
1(102. The report states that the phos
phate rock Indu.stry In South Carollna
nnd Flordla Is gradually recoverlng from
the setbe-ack lt received In 1-KV). The de
rrea_<e In Florlda as compared wlth lWb
was moro than compensated by the large
lncreaso of land pebble produced. In
South Carollna there was a sllght de?
crease In quantlty and value, whlle in
Tennessee there was sllght decrease in
production and an Increase In value. The
marketed output. lnstead "f the amount
mlned, Is made the basls of the report on
the production nf phosphate rock.
Vlrglnln. led all States ln the production
of barvtes. accordlng to the rtport. North
Carollna came next, with Tennessee nnd
Mlssourl in the order named. Both Vlr?
glnla nnd Mlssourl largely increased thelr
production, whlle there was a largo fnll
Ing off In Tennessee. Barytes was form?
erly recognlzed as vahiable chlefly ns an
adultorant ln the manufacture of palnts
and Hour, but It Is now known as pos
sesslng excellent qualltles of its own hb
a pigment. ....
ITsed In comblnatlon wlth whlle lead.
or zlnc whlto, it possesses n pure whlto
color. whlch Is permanent nnd unaffected
by weather or by gasses that In somo
cases blncken white lond.
Vlrglnln shows a very great Increase In
the value of articles manufactured from
soapstone. Nearly all the Vlrglnla pro
duct ln put on the market In tho form
of manufnetnred articles, such as flr?
plaees. hearths and mantels. North Car?
ollna furnlshes n great deal nf soapstone
for ga.stlps and tnilors' penclls. The pro?
duction of fibrous talo or soapstone in
St. I.awrnncn county, N. Y., ls used prln
(Contlnucd on Second Page.)
KILLED HIS WIFE
No Motlve Can Be Dlscovered
for Strange Crlme of Kent
(By Assoclated Press.)
BUFFADO, N. Y., August 10.?Kent C.
Stowe shot hiB wlfe, Paullne, dead ln
thelr bed-room at thelr home, In thls clty
to-day. Stowo then turned the revolver
hls head. He was removed to a hospltal.
hls head. He was remo.ed to a hospltal
where he dled this evenlng. The trngady
occurred shortly after the palr arose.
Mrs. Stowe had, attended to her Infant,
after whlch Stowe took the baby and
carrled lt down stalrs, gh'lng It over
to hls mothor'a care. neturnlng to the
bed-room, Stowe shot hls wlfo through
the back of the head, kllllng her Instantly.
Uo then went to the bed and shot hlmself.
The pnllce can find no rnotlvo for the
crlme. The married life of the palr, thelr
parents declare. was happy. The family
physician Inslsts that ...owe was tem
porarlly insane. He :nad suffered from
malarlal fover, and at tlmes was much
Stowe waa n graduate of tho Boston
Institute of Technology, and was employ?
ed by Ihe l.ake Shora Batlroad. Ho Ia
twenty-four years old. Tho wlfe wua
tv.enty. Tho marrlage, an elopement, tlie
pollce say, occurred before he left coT
Stowe was a grandson of Jamea Ttlllng
hast, at one tlme vlco-prealdent of the
New York Central Rallroad.
Rellef Afforded Stock Market
by Sprlnkllng of Losses.
DECLINES NOT VIOLENT
Selling Was Not on Large Scale?Thero
Were Some Early Gains Which
Were Not All Wiped
(By Assoclated Pross.l
NEW YORK. August in.-There was a
good denl of suripressed e.cltement af
the opening of the Stock Exrhar_-e to
dny, and consldcrable rellef wns reported
hy tho sprlnkllng of gains shown .incng
the predominance of losses. Decllne. wero
not oxceptionatyy vlolent ln any cases
and the selllng waa not on a remoi :..-bly
largo scale. The most notable galn waa
a Jump of 21-2. In Cnnadlan Paclfilc, and
Unlon Paciflc rose 7-8. Among the Iosh.s
there were drops of 2 points ln Norfolk
nnd Western and Vlrglnia-Carollna
Chemlcal. Supporting orders wera
very evldent, and there were qtilck
recoverles withln the f.TSt few min?
utes extendlng to nearly a point in
some leadlng stocks.
The reactlon of the firat Hour was soon
checked, but tho market quieted
toward tho _nd of the early ses?
slon. Not all of the early galns
were lost. but tradlng lacked a dis
tinct tone. In the special group po-ih
serious losses were recorded before noon.
Brooklyn Union Gas declined 91-2 points,
nnd Mlnnenpolis and St. Douis ?l-_. Con?
solidated Gas also waa very weak. It Is
noteworthy that thera was less talk of
probable fallures and other forms of
flnancll embarrassment, but news of tho
passlng .of the Stock Exchange sheeta
thrnugh the clearlng house wlthout nnto
ward Incldent wn_ received wlth rellef.
Buying of a new and Impresslve char
acter was reported after 10 o'clock, and
prices for many stocks wero almost on a
Ic.el with the best of the morning. There
was a keen demand for small lots of hlgh
grade stocks, and lnqulry developed tne
fact that bld and asked prices were often
5 to 10 polnta apart. The afternoon's ad?
vance brought another perlod of'corn
paratlve dullnesa. TMfs/held well to the
end. gains oll t. 1 3-4. points belng regls?
tered by many nt the ncilve Issues. The
buying was well malntalned and contrio
uted largcly toward the steady closing.
NAMED FOR THE
HOUSE AND SENATE
Democratic nomlnatlons so far made in
dlfferent sectlons of the State for the
Legislature are as follows.
For the Senate?Camm Patteson, Buck?
lngham; Wllllam Shands, Snuthnmpton;
For the House?Albemarle and Char?
lottesvllle. W. H. Boaz and XV. R. Duke;
Clarke and Wnrren. R. S. Blackburn
Smlth: Bucklngham and Cumberland,
Judge John B. Mnss; Appomattox and
Campbell, A. B. Thornhlll; Charlotte,
Berkley D. Adams: Fluvanna and Gaoch
land, T. A. Gray; Danville, J. W. Bruce.
All the House nnmlnees, save Messrs.
Duke. Boaz and Smlth, are new men. ns
Is nlso Captain Camm Patteson for the
Passenger Wreck at Sixty
Miles an Hour and No
(Special toThe. Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHADOTTE, N. C, August 10.?The
wreck of No. 23, the Southern's fast train,
south of Gastonla to-nlght, resulted In
serious lnjury to Englneer Black and the
colored flreman and Postal Clerks Birch
ftold and Sharpe.
Southern pfflolals here declare that the
traln ran lnto nn open swltch, but pas?
sengers on tlie traln say that the boller
exploded whllo tho traln waa runnlng at
an unusually hlgh rate o.f speed. At any
rate the train was runnlng about slxty
mlles an hour. There was a loud explo?
sion that was heard at Gastonla and be?
yond, and the ch-th camo nmost immertl
ately to a standstlll. The englne and 'len
dar wero almost demolished and hii.led
down an ombanknient. The car contain.
Ing tho poatal clerks and all the cars
except the last two Pullmnns wero over.
turned. The train w"a erowdod, hut no
passenger was uerlously hurt, though n
number of people wero brulsed by the
vlolence of the explosion,
Nearly all ?tho glaafl in the cars was
broken hy tho explosion; and tho llgliis
in the cars went out. I oth the engineer
and flroman were palnflllly scaldod. and
thelr eeoapo from death la o.onsldered rnl
raculous. All of tha many passengers on
the traln havo gone to Gastonla fnr the
nlght and wrecklng crew8 are already
busy romovlns the debris.
Telephone rnessages f,ro'n Oaalonla nt
1 o'clock thls morning Indlcate thnt Nn.
-li waa dellberately wreckod, though tho
boller of the englne hurst nfter tho en?
glne had gone on the slde track of tlio
Ozark Cotton MUl' The swltch had been
turned, nnd tlie red llght Ihat lt always
presents after belng ",'"!,pdn,^ neen ex
tlngulshed. Englneer /eb. Black, of Spar
tanburg, saw po light at the swltch, anrl
upposlng that Ihe trtcfc *?*?*'?. *??*
ahead at full .peed. Heand Flreman Kd
Earla. of Blart-isbu.g. 0. (-., woro hurled
forty feot from the englne and were scald
^o^l'ctr^^^-W'^. nf At
lanta and W, Sharpe were more aertously
h"rt Brcln.ld ?as found under tho
debris of tho postal car, deeply cut about
?v_.v_.__ _nri face. "nfl so banl>' I'Uured
nt.rna.fy tt) *??"">? T?' ^l?
IIIl.llK.MJ ^ h|g ]0 b
k? A large ni.? mt of maJI, carrled by
Tupposod to be da.na-ed by the eaca-ivlug
.#1ean_ and wat.r.
Flagman Nelson Almost In
stantly Kllls Whlteman.
BEGAN IN A CARD GAME
Nelson, a One-Arm Man, Then Threw
Whiteman In a Friendly Wrestling
Match; Fight Followed?Hap?
pened on Nine-Mile Road.
Beglnnlng aB a friendly bout, a. wrest?
ling match between two mon In Jlpnrlco
county Sunday aflornonn eniled In a
tragedy, as a -result of whlch ono of them
lles stlff and cold ln doath, and the othor
ls conflnod In a felon'a cell nwaltlng trlal
The two mon nro Thomas Whlteman,
who waa killed, and .1. XV. Nelson. a flag?
man of tho Chosapeake and Ohlo, who did
tho killing, The lattor has but one arm,
but In that one arm was strength suifi
clent to drive a knlfo to tho hllt In the
nock of Whltemun. Tho carotWl artory
was aevered and death camo to the ln-,
Jured man -within flve mlnutes nfter the
wnund was Infllcted. Nelson wns taken
from hls home nnd cnrrled to tho county
Jall, where he was locked up. A pre
limlnary liearing will he given him to
day by 'Squira James T. Lewls. The
prisoner clalms self-defonse ln Justlfjca
tlon of.hla action. He will be reprosented
by Mr. James il. Russell.
At tho Jall yesterday tho strlcken wife,
and hls two children vlslted the prisoner.
The sceno was a pathetlc one. One of the
chlldren ls an infant. It clung tn its
father wlth desperation whon the door nf
the Jall was about to bo closed between
them. The mother was weeping ar.rt tears
stood ln the eyes of many of those In tho
The tragedy occurred ftbout noon on the
farm ot R. II. ' Dyson. at Thlrty-flrat
Street and tbe Nine Ml!e road. Whlte?
man was a Iaboror on the placo in tho
employ of Mr. Dyson. He was nbout
?twenty-seven yoars of age, ancl tinmar
rled. Nelson IK-ed in the second story of
tho-Dyson house. Ho is a watchman for
tho Chesapedke and Ohlo; has a wlfe and
Sunday, about tho tlmo mentloned, the
two men, lt ls sald, engaged lii a game
of cards ln the ynrd. They had a Jus
of whiskey or beer wlth them. After a
little they began to match thelr strength,
and a wrestling match ansued. Whlteman
th>-ow Nel-ph heavlly to the ground, and
as soon as he got up wanted to fco at lt
agaln. Hot w-orrls followed. nnd Nelson
started to lhe house wlth Whlteman close.
behlnd him. ?/. T. Dyson. a brother of
the proprletor of the plnco, remonstrated
wlth the two men, but they perslsted that
they were not mad, and that they had
no Idea of hecomlng so.
Tho cuttlng occurred ln tho hall. Nelson
clalrns that 'Whlteman hlt him wlth a
brlck and chased him into the house.
Ho exhlblls a bruise on hls face to bear
out the statement. He had gotten on the
second step of the stalrway when Whlte?
man camo up to him furlously. Nelson
says ho had to defend himself. Tle pulled
out hls knlfe and by some davice of hls
ono hand opened it on hls trousers leg.
Then he slashed away at the other man.
When he got through he went on upstalra
wlth the knlfe.
Tho injured mnn atnggered to the* out?
slde, calllngdilt thnt. he wns cut lo death.
A short dl.t_.nce from the house ho
dropped to the ground. Ii. T. Dyson Ptart
eri for tho doctor, hut met hls brother, R.
H. Dyson, at tlie gate, runnlng home from
church. When tbe two went up to Whlte?
man, ho was still nllve. but unconsclous.
One went. hurrledly for n physlolan. and
the othor rushed to Hardln's Shop, -where
they got Whlteman'si hrother, a mnn
nnmed Stownrt and Officer Rnlney. When
they returned Whlteman was dead. He
wns cut In several places; thn wpund
v.-tiich killed him was a stah In the neck,
whlch aevered tho carotid artery.
When ho was ciuostloned Nelson repent
ed the story of the brlck, nnd showed hls
hat, whlch had been mashed ancl broken.
The knlfo, hnlf-open nnd blondy, wa_
found In hls room. Ho was put ln a buggy
and taken tn the county Jall,
Account by Dyson.
Beforo the coroner's Jury yesterdn-y, I_
T. Dyson, who seems to know more about
tlio affair than nnyhody except Nelson
himself, gnvo the followlng account of
"I was In tho house and heard somo ono
tnlklng out In the yard, and got up to
look out tho window. I seon them logeth
or In a tussle, nnd went out In the yard
whero they were nt. I told them to stop
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
Verdlct In Case of Alleged
Fulton Rioters Consider
ed as Vlndlcatlon.
The chlef topic nt the meotlng nf strlk?
lng slreet rallway men at Sanger Hall
InBt nlght wns the exoneratlnn of the
members nf the organt-atlon arrested on
tho occaslon of the nllegeil "Fulton riot"
a month ngo. Beveral of the sponkors ro
ferrcd to tho subject nnd oxpreHsed graii
Ilcatlon at tho result of tho Invosllgatlon.
The men rogiird I ho nutc.nme as a vlclory
for thom nnd u vlndlcatlon of thelr mem
bera from purtlclpatlnn ln the dlaorders
allendlng iho early days of the slrlko.
Tho men wero coiinsoled to accept tha
rsult of the Inqulry nuietly and wlthout
huiTiih or ndo.
The strlklng organl-atlnn's meetlngs
continue to dlminsh gradually ln thn
number of iittondants as tho stiikors one
by ono or ln h:.nchea 11ml other omploy
mont and go ijuletly to work. Tho greater
number of tlie men have entered other
occupatlons 01 hnvo left tha olty for tholr
former homes or to seek work claowliero.
Tho sltuntlnn la very qulet ln avery
way. The car servlce is unlnterruptod by
any dl-ordara, and a great many people
aro riding, especially about tho mlddJa of,
?tho day and lu tho evonlnga.
Mr. E. B. Chesterman.Veteran
DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Had Been Better Through the Sum?
mer, and thc End Camo Suddenly.
One of the Best Informed Polit
Ical Wrlters In the State.
Mr. Edwin Bruce C.estermnn, in point
of service ono of the oldest Journnllsts In
Rlchmond, nnd perhaps, the most wldely
known correspondent In Vlrglnla. dled
last nlght at 7:20 o'clock. Thls announce
ment will carry sorrow to many hearta.
Mr. Chestermnn had been ln 111-health
for a long time. an dfor tho past twclvo
months hls condltlon had been such that
he was lncn pacltated for hls work. Early
In the summer hls malady. Bright'S dis?
ease, Bsstimed a more favornblo form,
and for the flrst tlme In many months he
was nble to leave ...s house. For the past
two months or more he had beon able to
take drlvos almost every day.
Saturday afternoon hTs condltlon was
not unfavorablo, and he took hls usunl
drlve late In tho afternoon. Early Sunday
morning. however, hls condltlon hecnme
alarmlng. due to an attack nf congestion
caused by hls disease. From this he ral
lled somewhat durlng the course of tho
day, but yesterday afternoon lils condl?
tlon agaln beenmo serious, and he had n
sinklng spell whlch resulted In hls death
at tho hour named.
VETERAX NEWSPAPER MAN.
Mr. Chesterman was a natlve of Han?
over county and flfty-flve years old. He
came to thls clty wlth hls parents when
cpilte young and had spent the greater
part of hls life here. Ho belonged to that
school of newspaper wrlters ln Rlchmond
of whlch there are only two left ln nctive
service. Hls newspaper career began
about thlrty years ago on the Rlchmond
Whlg, under Colonel XV. C. Elam. Some
years ago. when Colonel Rlchard F.
Belrne'f. Interest In the Rlchmond State
was sold, the deceased became a part
owner of that newspaper, and became Its
clty edltor. Still later he was news edl?
tor of the Rlchmond Tlmes.
However, it wns not upon the local
press that he devoted hls tlme and energy
p.s much as to the correiporidence of
Northern and Southern newapiipers, whlch
hc represented from Boston to Now Or?
leans. For the pa. . tweri.y-seven years
ha hnd been. the Rlchmond correspondent
of the Bnltlmore Sun, and contrlhuted ln
large measur_ to the excellent Vlrglnla
Eervlco of that paper.
WEL.L INFORMED IN POEITICS.
Mr. Chestcrman's great fort was polltl?
cal work. He bad a remarkably fine
senso of whnt wns of Interest to news?
paper readers?, and possessed tho facul?
ty of presentlng hls Ideas in conclse
adn attractlve form. lt was In
the fleld nf polltlcs that be excolled espo
clally. He knew and enjoyed the confl?
denco of publlc men and polltlcal lenders
of tho State, nnd had been Intlmatey as?
soclated wlth the leglslatlve work in Vir?
ginia for nearly a thlrd of a. century. Hls
polltlcal letters In the Baltlmore Sun were
wldely copled. He manlfestod the most
llvey interest In every State and natlonal
campalgn fnr tht pnst quarter nf a cen?
tury, nnd nttended In hls capaclty of
newspaper correspondent many of the
most Important of tha natlonal conven
tinns nf both parties.
Durlng the latter portlon of the Qlvll
War ho served In tho Confederate army.
Mr. Chesterman's wlfe preceded hlm to
the grave hy many months. Ho ls sur
vlved hy four sons, nnd his devotlon to
them was tender nnd 'touchlng. They
ara E. Bruce Chesterman. Jr., seeretary
tn tho Commlssloner of Arglcultiire; Au?
brey Iho well known archllect, now re
sldiiig ln [Lynchburg; Bertrnm. wlth tho
Southern Railway, and Arthur.
Threo brothers and one slstor survivo.
Theso are Mr. XV. Dallas Chesterman,
one of thn edltors of The Tlmes-Dlspntrh:
Mr. Wlrt A. Chesterman, the hullder; Mr.
Forest S. Chesterman, wlth Ihe Rlch?
mond, Frederlcksburg nnd Potomao Rall
road, and Mrs. Cleveland Murray. De?
ceased was n member nf the Flrst Proshv
terlan Churcli, nnd was greatly devoted
to Rev, Dr. Robert P. Kerr. so long pas?
tor nf that church.
Tho funeral nrrnngements have not
been mado na yet.
GRANT OF APPEAL
Mr. Tesche-reau Explalns the
Action of Prlvy Councll in
(By Assoolated Press.)
QUEBBO, QIIB., Aug. 10.?C. Tesclie
reau, who went to England to reprosent
Gaynor and Qroen, the fugltlvea from .the
Unitod Btatos beforo the Prlvy Councll,
has returned to Quebeo.
Mr. Toschereau ln nn Intervlaw said:
"When I net out for England, it was un?
der tho lmpression that ino|inn bofore
the Prlvy Councll that leave to apj.e.il
from the motion of Mr. Justice I'ar.m
wnH a prlvlle_-d case, but when . reach?
ed London, I learned that the question
had been mado nn lnternatlonul ono.
The l-ngllsh counsel aasnoUled wlth me
at once .oallzod that tho i'rivy (...iincll
out Of oourtesy to tho Unlted Slat.s OOUW
not do otherwlst. than _runt tlie ro.iiiest
foar anpeal. When Blr Edward ClarK,
attorney, mado his motion for leave to
nv.n.nl Mr. As.ulth stood up ln court.
a nl Informed tho Prlvy O.uncil that whilo
we did not a.lrolt iho statement set forth,
(l.ivnor Wld, Green had no oh eellons
whatever to tha lettva to appeal lielng
cranteil but on the contrary wolcom.d
lt an they dosl.ed tlnal Judginont on the
caie that would clo.o ll forever, as far
aa the Uritlsh oourta were ooncerned. The
Uuvo rciueslo.1 wns then granted wlthout
uiiv oiimnient whatever belng imicle by
unynne of Iho presidlng jii.lges and all
*i>? dlspatohes to tbe contrary sent out to
.., country and publlahed lu th. presa
^eio Blmvly faUlcatlona."
Jury Finds Them Not
Guilty of Riot.
Judge Wltt's Clear-Cut In?
structions to the Jury.
TO APPEAR LATER
Will Answer at September Term Upon
Charge of Throwing and Shooting
at Cars?Great Crowd in Court
Room, and Verdict Seemed
to Meet Popular Ap- ,
proval ? Notes.
"We, the Jury, flnd the prlsonera not
gullty," was the verdlct rendered in tha
Fulton rlot cases yesterday mornlng at
11:20 o'elock before a court. room full to
overflowlng wlth anxlous spoctators, the
Jury not leaving tholr seats; '
It wns Just flfteen mlnutes before that
Judgo Wltt hnd ascendecl the hench and
Issued. an order .statlonlng pollcemen In
various portlons of the room wlth drastlc
Instructions to preservo absolute order.
Hls Honor then In a most deliberate
and Impressive manner read the Instruc?
tions 'to tho Jury, whlch were so clear-cut
and plain that even laymen knew what
tho verdict must be.
The openlng Instructlon of but two llnes
put the rlot c.uestlon aslde, and placed lt
heynnd the provlnce of tho Jury to con?
vlct the prlsoners of that crlme under the
indlctment. U was slmply: "They cannot
ccnyict the defcinOanta under thls Indlct?
ment for the crlmo of rlot."
Upon the felony charge. to-wlt: the ob
structlon of the tracks of the company,
tho court held that ln order 'to a con
vlction, It must havo been shown from tlie
evldenco that It was mallclously done,
and that tho llfe of somo person was by
the act of obstructlon Imperllled.
As soon as Hls Honor had tlnlshed read?
lng the paper upon which he had spent
so much tlmo and study, Judgo Rlchard?
son arose and on behalf of the Common
wealth asked for a verdilct of acqulctal on
tho charge of rlot, and that a nolle pros
cqul he entered in the felony case.
Verdict Qulckly Slgned.
In a moment Clerk Christian wrote the
verdlct, and It was slgned by the foreman.
The Jury was then dlscharged for tha
term, after the mombera had heen
thankedi by Hls Honor for the patience
and promptness 'they had.Jdlaplayed ln
handllng the caae. Messrs.,.Wendenburg
and Talley, who have conduqtod the case
for tho accused, sat by the' prlsoners, but
took no part ln the proceedlngs. Later
Lamrney nnd Jordan were balled In the
sum of JMO each nnd the Kana brothera
$_V) fnr thelr appearnnco at the Septem
her term of the court to answer to the
charge of throwing nnd shootlng nt cars..
Tho entlro proceedlngs yesterday con
sumed but twenty mlnutes, and lt was evl
dpnt that all parties were glad the tlme
was over at last. Tho verdlct and the In?
structions of tho court seemed to meet
vsith general approval, ns those who had
followed the case expected that the result
would be as It was.
Penrilng the Septomber term nt the court
every effort will be mnde to apprehend
Newman and Hanks, the two detectlves
who flgured in the matter, though at
present nothlng is known of their where
Whon tho accused hnd glven thelr bonds
the court was adjourned untll 11 o'elock
Court Opened Promptly.
Judge Wltt ascended the hench prompt?
ly at 11 o'elock. nnd the Jury took thelr
seats In the box.
Hls Honor statloned pollcemen about
nmong tho vast tlirong, under sweeplng
orders to preservo absoluta decorum in
the court-room. and he declared that any
vlolation of the order would ba promptly
nnd sevorely punlshed.
Judgo Wltt now read tho Instructions
to the Jury, whlch he had prepared with
tho utmoMt care, and they were delivered
ln a most Impressive manner and amld
The Instructions of the court to the jury
were as follows:
I. They cannot cnr?i'lct the defendants
under thls Indlctment for the arlme of
II. If the Jury belleve from the evldonce
that tho defendants mallclously ohatruot
ed Ihe tracks of the Rlchmond Passenger
and Power Company by placlng Iron
splkes upon the sald tracks, and that by
the placlng of lhe sald splkes the llfe of
any person was endangered. thon they
may tlnd tlie dafendnnts gullty, but th*
jury nre Instructed that tha perll to the
llfo of such persona must be caused by
the s:iid maltoioua nbswuotloiis alone. and
not from tho throwing of rooks nr flrlng
III. Tho cnurt Instruets the Jury that
the mallcloiiB plnclng of splkes upon the
ralls of the Rlchmond Passenger qnd
Power Company'- tracks ls not alone suf
tVlent to eonstltute the crlme charged
ln thls Indlctmpnt. but ln addltlon to thla
It must be proved heynnd all maaonahl*
doubt that ihereby tho lives of those on
the car wero put ln perll, andtf you have
a reasnnable doubt in your mlnds hased
upon the evldenco thnt the lives of thoe*
on the cur ln .uosllon were not put In
perll by the placlng of said aplkes on eald
ralls. then you cannot convlct under thl_
IV. Tho jury are Instructed that whllat
they' may in>t convlct these defendant*
of a rlot under thls Imuctment. yet If
thoy flnd from the c*>-ldenre that thcrd
was a rlot In th.it portlon of Rlchmond
known ae Fulton. and that the dofendant*
Jn thU indlctment were eugvgod lu ?**?
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