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WHOLE NUMBER. 16,360.
RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, OCTOHKIl 3, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WASHINGTON, D. (!., Oct. 2.?Fore
ciiRt for Saturday nnd Sunday: _, ,
Vlrglnla and North Cnrollnn-Falr Sat?
urday and Sundny; llght mirllicast wlnds.
Fnlr to-day. nnd lo-morrow la tlio brlcf
diiuum of tno Wedther Uureau. NotninK
1b aald nbout thn lompcrature, so lt may
lin taken for Krnnled lhat II Wlll _no
about tlio ?amc as yoslordiiy-iutii-i
8TATB OK Tl.E Tt-ERMOMBTER.
Ii A. Al.
3 P. Al. '",
6 P. Al.'??? '_
9 P. Af. 6'
1. mldnight . ?_
Averago .?. GD 1*3
jiiKiip.ii temperature yesterday .~<o
J.owcst temperature yesterday .j?
Mean temperature yesterday .ei
Normnl temiieraturc for October .w
Departurtt from normnl temperature ... *
_'rccipitatlon_duHng past Zi houra .w
Octotvor ;), 1003.
Sun rlsen..'67 | IIIGII TII-I
Sun wets.6:61 | Atornlng.jfl 1
Moon koIh.3:08 | Evenlng.<*-J?
i'rospects of tlio llrm of John I/. Wll
llnm. nnd Sonn deem brlghter; offeiH of
asslstance; credltora wlll not press them
-Btabllity nf the banks of Illchmond
demonstrated beyond a doubt-State
commlttee dlsposes of many eontests; de?
cldes to hnv,; no geuernl speaklng in tho
comin? campaign?OTlcera of the hiino
to form n. milltary assoclatlon?W hitc
teachera ln colored mlsslon school-Ooc
Bacon to hc- hanged 'o-ilay at Chaso Clty,
the Governor having practlcally declded
r.ot lo Interveno further?Decislon of
Major Anderson BUBtalns the conditlon
that the Barksdale pure electlon law ls
ln efloct-Flrst Prosbylcrlan Church,
having been remddellcd, to open to-mor?
row-Hfchmoild's Horse Show to he
nearlv ns good ns thal of New York
iienrico Commlttee of Investigation takes
up the HCOhler-Todd caso to-day-CJUf
Democratie Commlttee reorganlzes-Li
brary Bonrd .to elect a librarlan to-day;
contentlon made ihat non-resldenis of tne
Stntn nre not ellslble?r-Death in Ilaltl
ivore of Charles S. Crenshaw ?.Messrs.
l.verett Waddey nnd E. L. IJomiBa tesil
iv before the Alunlclpal Investigation
CommltU.o-Dlscusslon as to whether
thr- Alelh'-cll. i Church is loslng Its splrit
uality. MANCHESTER?Full Republi?
can tlrket to be put ln the lleld-Full
returns from the dlstrlct show that H-jIj-.
_rl S Rlves wns defeated by a mnjorlty
of Iii, votes. and John C. liobertson lost
bv more than 8?0-Electlon commlttees
meeting-Commlttee on Health meets
-Kiincral of W. II. Farmer to-day?? A
prettv weddlng?Smn!! boys arrcstea
i'rlhuie to Judge Clopton.
The flrst Beparallon of the Wil?
llams oi,_ Brown street car system
at Norfolk effect_d-The new milltary
compnny al Petersburg to be mustered
Jn as unattached command-Barge in?
crease In navy-yard force at Norfolk
J'etersburg Odd-Fel'.ows to oreanize enra
pany Jr'ntrlarch Alllltant-Ciaudius H
ollver, of Norfolk. names a policema.ii
na corespondent In suit for dlvorce
AHhs Graves. of Berkl .y, wlns K?ld modal
contest ln XV. C. T. U. Conventlon-An?
nual reunlon. of . ArmJstead Camp at
?. larKsvillo; speaklng nnd dinner-AII
ready at Boydton to hang Doc Bacon
t0.,j,iv-Einory and Henry College opens
splendld new dormltory-Annual con
clave of Knights Templar at Koanoke;
jiarade and banquet-Carollne Derni
crais in conventlon at Bowllng Green
nomlnate county ofllcers-l'enlnsular
Baptlst ABBOclatloh affects temporary or?
ganlzatlon-James Richardson had hls
arm ground off by a traln near Urlmol- ?
?Natlonl offlcers of the Elks to meet at
Bedford Clty-Judge Nlcol doclnres that
be Is yet undftclded about rcs-lgnlng tho
circuit judge. hlp-The Danville soclal
r-luhs closed up because they vlolated tlio
common law and not on account of the
?Mann law-Golfers at Hot Sprlngs have
n good day's sport-Fleld art>"ery on
the march receive munlclpal wc-lcome at
Kadford and Salem-William aud Alary
(JOuego opens Wlth largo attendance.
The Hay wood trial on at Ralelgh; pros
crutlon flghtlng for verdlct of flrst cle
gree"; many wltnesses examlned?W. P.
Bynum gives twenty-flve thousand for
new gymiiaslura al Unlverslty of North
i arolina?B. w. Arrlngton mado ticke.i
agent of Atlantlc Coast Eine at Wll?
Stock markot makes good head way
against depresslon caused by embarrais
mtnt of Baltlmore and Rlchmond tirins.
and there wus some buylng nfter the
bad news was out, rhostly by professlon?
al operators-Damaging evldence is ad
duced against Tillman ln hls trlal for
tho murder of N. U. Qonzalos; btate
makes good progress in the presentation
nr its case, nnd twenty wltnesses are
neard during the day?Man hanged
threo timeti by an Ohlo mob escai.es wlth
lils ilfo and is spirited away to jall by
ottlcers of the law-Pretty woman un?
der arrest on charge of grand larceny
is said to have defrauded the ITnlted
Btates Playlng Card Company to the ox
tent of flfty thpusand dollara?Plttsburg
ls shut out bv Boston Amerlcan team in
aecond gnme of tlie serlos for the cham
plonshlp of Amerlca-Bad News c;v
tures the Dixluna stnkes nl Morrls Parii,
nnlshlng half a length ahead of Iteil
ahle. wlth the favorite In thlrd placo
Feellng in Baltlmore over the ombarrass
ment of the Mlddondorf and tho Wllliams
llrm is that lt is only tomporary, nnd
wlll hn shortly passed-Seaboard stocks
not alfected, but they lose ln price??
Alr. Yoakum is made chalrman of the
Bonrd of Dlreotors <> lie Seaboard sys?
tem-Weekly Reviow of Trade. states
that wlth the excoptlon of blast furnaces,
manufacturlng plants are nll unusually
busy-MaJnr_jonerul Corl.ln Is asslgned
to the commmid of the Department ?f
tho East?South nnd Western is to no
extended to rloh coai-fieids?Benjamln S,
Thomns, secretary of tho Maury county
(Tenn.) Falr Assoclatlon, succumbs to
hrurt disease whllo nttcndlng the fuir.
DEPARTMENT OF EAST
UNDER GENERAL CORBIN
(T3y Assoclnted Press.)
WASII1NGTON, Oct. 2.?Mnjor-Gonorul
Corbln, udjutnnt-general of tho nrmy. ls
to be. asslgned to the cominnnd of tho
uepurtmenl of tlio Enst, wlth hcnd
quartors at Governor's Island, Now
The order for Genernl Corbln to assume
cominaud of Hils department wlll tako
eiioet at once.
An ordor nlso hus been preparerl in
tho War Department, dhecting General
' Uhuftot., now commnnding the Depart?
ment of the East, to tako station in tlio
War Department for tho purpose of fa
mlllnri-ing hlmself wlth tho duties of
Chlei" of staff, which ho.wlll become when
tienernl Young retlres In January.
(By Associated Press.)
BOFIA, lii.'UiAiii.i, uci.-2.?Tho Mace
donlan rovolutloiinry headquarters usaort
that thoy have positlve informatlon that
tho whole Chrlfctlan jiopulallon of the
town of Mohomla (Ruzulgo), -provinco of
V..r_eu, was mussuored Septembor 88th,
wlth the excoptlon of ton nu-n, who ea
caped wlth the news.
Mohomla is nn Important town nnd the
eeat of the lueul government. Tho iu>p
viiation was nbout cnually dlvhled bo
tweon Turks nnd Hulgarluns. The lut
ter numberod -,'-00 persons.
The Outlook for Wllliams
Firm is Good.
Alessages of Sympattiy and
Offers of Assistance.
OUT BY THE FIRM
Little Money Withdrawn from the Bank3
Here Yesterday?Williamses Dis
pose of Their Holdings in the
Natlonal Bank of Virginia.
The Local Market
"I could have a million dollars avail
able in a few hours, if it were needed."
?Virginius Newton, president of First
"The banks of Richmond were never
in such a sirong position, or more con
servatively mar aged, and each of them
is fully ab;e to m.-et any demands made
upon it."?W. M. Habliston, president
ofNational Bank of Virginia.
"The Richmond Trust and Safe De
posit Co., is in the strongest position of
all, having in its vaults and deposited in
bank over 80 per cent. of its entire de
posits. We have not called a single loan
and could pay off all cur depositcrs as
fast as the checks could be handed in
and the money counted."?James H.
Two conditlons of m'nd were promlnent
In Rlchmond vesterday?surprlse and Bln
cere rugret at even the temporary em
barn-ssment of Meswrs. John L,. Wllliams
& Sons, and an abldlng and unsbakable
falth in the banks and other fiuanciul
im tilntln;; ?: ot the city.
?The majorlty of the pc-ople of Rloh?
mond, not ln closo 1ouch with business,
and partfcularly banking affairs, were
greatly surprised upon learnlng from
thelr papers yesterday morning that thls
old, and. In past years, cmlnently auc
cessful flrm wns ln distress, but the
banks of Richmond liave been antlclpat
Ing for some weeks the thlng'that has
happened and promptly preparod them?
selves for the worst.
They are as strong to-day as Gibral
ter?Impregnable to the comb'ned
armies of their depositors, were they so
blind to their own interes:s as to atlack
The relatlon of Mr. John Skelton Wll?
liams. tlie actlve member of the firm, to
the Rlchmond Trust and Safe Deposlt
Company naturally aroused some specu
latron as to the condltlon of that giant
Instltutlon to meet a run, should deposi?
tors make n preclpltate attack. If the
frank statement in yesterday's puper.
and the entire confidence in the abic
manner In which the affairs of the
Trust Company have always been con?
ducted, had not quloted anxlous ones, tne
ringing statement wrltten by Major
James H. Dooloy, vlce-presldent, for The
Tln* s-Dispatch, must scattor to tho four
wlnds nny apprehenslon whatever. Major
"ln rospohse to your request for my
oplnlon of the flnanclal conditlons in the
clty of Richmond, it glves me pleasuro
to say that our banking Institutlons are
all not only safe, but are In an unusually
strong position. -The Rlchmond Trust
and Snfe Doposit Company is In the
-trongest posltlon of all. havlng in Its
vaults nnd deposited fn bank over SO per
(Contlnued on Fourth Page.)
WILL ACT TO-DAY
Figlit is Apparently Between
Messrs. F. P. Brent and
j. G. Hankins.
Tho new State Llbrary Board wlll hold
adjourned meeting to-day, and lt ls Hk_
ly that tho body wlll succeed ln eloc.ting
a llhrarlan, hnvlng had tho matter up j
at two prevlous meetlngs.
The question of ellglbllty has been
ralsed on Alr. John Pendleton Kennedy, j
of Washlngton, D. C, on the ground that j
ln order to be elected to ofllco in VIr- j
glnla the applicant must be a quallfiod
votor of thn State. Alr. Kennedy is n
former residont of Wlnchostor, and he
may bo a 'I'oter ln Vlrglnln, though it
is not known whether he ls or not.
Alcssrs. Brent and Hankins aro under?
stood to he. tho leading candldates, and
it would cause no surprlso should one
of thom be clioBen. Tho board ls com?
posed of Dr. J. A. O. Chnndlor and Alr,
S. S. P. Patteson, of Rlohmond; Judye
Theo. 8. Oarnett, of Norfolk; Hon. John
XV. Flshburne, of Chnrlottesvllle, nnd Alr.
Armistead C. Gordon, of Staunton.
So fur, lt ls understood that no ballots
havo been taken, hut tho niombors are
belleved to bo d..lrte.d ln tholr cholco,
us follows: For Brent, 2; for Hankins, 2;
for Kennedy, 1.
The new ottlcer wlll tako charge as soon
ns he is eeleeted, as Alr. W. W. Scott's
term hns already oxplrod undor his resig?
natlon, and he is only .orvlng untll to
?Juy to flll ln the gap.
Governor Montague Will
Hardly Interfere Agaln.
NEGRO TAKEN TO BOYDTON
Gallows is Made Ready, and Prisoner
Says He is Ready to Die, but Still
Protests His Innocence ? A
Most Vexing Case.
Doc Bacon, tho Mecklenburg negro,
convlcted of nttempted "criininil as'-olt
and twlce respited by Governor Montague
wJll hang at Boydton to-day. Whllo Hla
Excellency dld not care to rna.kc any
statement concernlng the case tor publl?
catlon la-st nlght, it Is well undot'fl.poJ
that he will Interfere no furthc.-, but thut
he wlll simply permlt the law to take
its course. The position of the Governor
all along has been to net upon tho ad
v-ice of tho law offlcers of Mecklenburg
county, and he has done this at every
stage. He said the other day that he
?would Interfere no further unless some
new evidonce fovorablo to the prisoner
should bo hrought to his attention and it
!s known that there has been none. The
caso has boen a most vexing one and the
Governor has given it his most oarnest
TAKEN TO BOYDTON.
Tho following speolal from Petersburg
to The Tlmes-Dispatch was recelved on
the subject last night:
'?Doc Bacon. in the chargo of Deputy
Sheriff Beale, of Mecklenburg county.
was taken to ^oydton to-nlght at mld?
nlght, whero he wlll hang to-morrow on
the chargo of attempted crlminal nssault.
Bacon says he is ready to dle. Ho is a
typicaJ negro wlth an earnest open coun
tenance. He haa talked freely and not
once have any statejaents been confllct
"Mr E M. Clements, edltor of the Even
jn* Progreos. talked wlth Governor Mon?
tague ov^r the telephone this evening,
but has no new evldence to subrnlt.
Those. who have taken great interest ln
the negro bnde hlm farewell to-nlght and
ho thank'<-d them all for thelr efforts and
kindn?-e_. _"' ., .__'
"The lmprcssion here is still that the ne
cro is innocent. but those most acuve
a?,l earnest In hls behi.l.' have no wo.-.
of censure for the Governor. They ap
preciate the trylng posltlon of the Exe?
cutive and aro confldent that he has act
ed wlth much dellberation ond after _
careful consfderatlon of all tbe evldence
Ready t>r His Execution.
fSneeial to The Tlmes-T-tsnatch..
T.OYDTON VA.. Oot. 2.?The sheriff
sent to Petersburg: to-day for Doc Bacon,
who i" to be executed here to-morrow.
Al preparations have been made.
One of the best crops of tobacco made
for some tlme In Mecklenburs, has been
hTrve-ted I am told by the planters
that the cure Is a most excellent one.
It ls nowCbelnK marketed. but the prlce
Ih _o low. that but few are wllllng to
SCThe now Episcopal rectory is belnp
rapldly bullt and wlll soon be ready fo
the rector. Tho building will have elght
rooms nnd a large hall, besides a cook
WOMEN TO FIGHT
(Bv Associated Pross..
WHKATO-.', 1EE., Oct. 2.?Two Yvest
ern women eolfers, Mlss J. Ann Carpen
ter of Westward-Ho, and Aliss Ilessle
Anthony, of Glenvlow, who holds the
western champlonshlp. wlll to-morrow
deelde who Is entitled to , the jtltle_. of
women's natlonnl champlon. Both won
over their opponents ln the seml-nnnls
to-day Allss Carpenter defeatlng Miss
lvarne.lne Harley. of Fall Rlver, two
up und one to play. and Allss Anthony
Dcatlncr Aliss Fanny Osgood, of Brook
line, by tho still narrower margin ot ono
PRETTY WOMAN IS
Thought to Have Defrauded
Unlted States Playlng Card
Company Out of $50,000
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oclober 2.?Alarlo Lay
ton JohnBon, aged twonty-nlne yenrs,
tlio wlfe of Albert Al. Johnson, a den1 lst of
l.archmont, N. Y., was arrested to-nlght
011 a warrant speclflcnlly charglng hor
wlth the grand larceny of $2,000, Tho totul
amount of her defnlcntlons, however,
may, lt ls sald, amount to $50,000.
Tho complainants nre ofllcers of the
tJuited States Playlng Card Company,
with hend ofllcers in Cincinnati nnd n
Alrs. Johnson, whose malden was Alorle
Duyton, was bookkecper in the Now
Yoiic ofllce, and in addltlon, noted ns
prlvate secretary to Alanager R. H. Afc
Cutlieoii. Sho was married to Dr. John?
son In 1^91. bllt dld not leave hor posi?
tlon after the innrrlage.
Tho aciMiunts of tho concern wero kept
ln tho Hanover Natlonai Bank, thero be?
lng a New York and Cincinnati account
there. Clnclnnatl would send a blll of
goods to Now York, wlilch would be sold
for $3,000. nnd thnt iimnniit would be
placed to tho credlt of the Clnclnnatl
account, but, lt Is alleged. Alrs. Johii
boii would chargo the New York aooount
wlth $5,000 taklng tho dlffereuce herself.
To mako Ihe uccount balanco sho would
i then ralse n small hlll of goods shlpped
from Cincinnati, from suy $9, to $2,00!).
Alrs. Johnson ls a tall, Hllm, prtty wo
I mnn. wlth falr comploxlon and brown
lt. ls stated that Alrs. Johnson spocu
jated |n Wnll Streot und lost conslderablo
SONS ARE HELD
J. A. Scott Shot to Death ln
HE WAS TO HAVE MARRIED
Tragedy Which Stirred Lower Main
Street Late Last Nlght and Re?
sulted in the Dealh of a Well
Junlus A. Scott. keeper of tho llttle
confoctlonery store at Twenty-elghth and
Maln, wna klllod in hls store about flf?
teen mmutcs to 12 o'clock last night. A
plstol bullet was flred into tho back 67
his head -md has not yet been located.
The two sons of Mr. Scott?J. Allen
and J. Tyler Scott?were placed und r
arrest at 3 o'clock this mor ing. They
are charged wilh being suspicious char
acters and itdepends on future rjevelop
ments whether or not more grave
charges shall be preferred against them.
Captain Shinb.rger dlreciea lhe arrests,
lt was apparently a cold-blooded mur?
der, wlthout tho nemblanco of a motlve,
for, so far as known, ho had not an
enemy in tlio world. Sulcide never en?
tered his mlnd, for he never looked to
the future wltb more hope. He was to
?be marrled in a few weeks, and had
already told his daughters how he wanted
tlie house fixed up. Ho frequently talked
also of enlargmg his business in the
sprlng of next year.
HIS SON'S ACCOUNT.
The flrst person to reach hlm after
the shootlng was hls yotmger son, J.
Tyler Scott. He tells the following story:
"I wa? ln bed when 1 heard a plstol
shot. I heard, my slsters crylng, 'Papa!
Papal' and, Jumplng up and slipping on
iny trousers, ran down tn the street and
came in. at the front door. whlch was
epen. I did not see any one, and look?
ing behfnd the counter. saw my father
lylng under It. He was still gasplng
for breath. I dragged hlm from under
lhe counter. By that time my slsters
and brother Albert had come ln. I got
n olllow nnrl put hls hend on lt.
This Is Tyler's account. He was very
caTm and ls apparently a brlght young
man of twenty-one or: two.
WAKENED BY SUEAMS
The pollce heard what J. Allen Scott,
the older son, bad to 8a>- ,. t 9
"I -was ln bed," he declarod at 9
o'c'ock. I dld'not hear. tho plstol nhots,
bui was waked by my sIhWs ?"??'"?
?Papa! Papa!' I rushed up stalrs for
I was sleeplng ln the basement to flnd
mv brother and my slsters already ln the
room. - ?_
Albert is about twenty-slx years of age
apparently. One of hls slsters told the,
nolice offlcers thnt he had not slept at
home before Thursday nlght for two
months. An ofncer snld he learned that
Albert liadbeen down tho rlver on a
srow. Albert was very cxclted In glvlng
hlp storv, nnd resented, appnrently, be?
lng questioned. Young men who ran down
from Libby Hill upon hearlng tho shots
say that Albert was almost wlld when
they grot there, runnlng nbout tbe street
|fi front of the store ln a frenzy.
Upon belng questioned more closely
Tyler Scott sald that he came homo from
from the Reservoir nnd comlng through
the store snw Sam Grecnstreet tnlklng
wlth hls father. He went to his room, but
before retlring came back down stnlrs
nnd went out the back way and got n
glass of water. Grcenstreet was stlll In
the store when he went up stalrs the
second tlme. "About flve mlnutes later,"
he declared, "I heard a plstol shot."
THB CORONER CALLED.
Alessrs. Curtls and O'Conner, who were
at a resldence on Twenty-nlnth Street,
were told by Alr. Armltago thnt somo
one hnd beon shot. They rushed down
the hlll and were the flrst, outskle of the
family to reach the store. Alr. O'Connor
'phoned for Dr. W. H. Parker. who came
nt once. But lt was the coroner who wns
wnnted. and soon ho was 'phoned for.
Sergeant Werner, Actlng Sergeant
Brown, Offlcers Ogllvle, Hughes, John?
son and Kughn were soon on tbe scene
nnd at once went to work to got nll the
clues to the murder posslble. Tbe eons,
TO MISS GRAVES
The Concludlng Day of the
W. 0. T. U. Conventlon.
CHARI-OTTESVII-LE, VA., Oct.. 2?
Tho mornlng Bosslon of tho concludlng
dnv of the twenty-flrst annual conven?
tlon of tho Woman's Chrlstlan Ternper
nuco Unlon nf Vlrglnla was oponed wlth
devotional exercises conducted by ?tho
Rev. Dr. John li. Turpln, of the First
Bantist Church. , ,,
Tho'regular buslness of the conventlon
wns thon tuken up und the varlous de?
partment superliitendents appointed, as
r?Sta7e:organlzer, Alrs. Al. XV. Newton,
Stnimion. ... . ,., _.
General secrotary Y branch. Allss __s
tello Burld, of Norfolk,
Non-nlcohollc niodlcatlon, Alrs. IX. Allce
Brown of Llncnln. Va.
Sclon'tlflc temperanco Instructloii, Alrs.
Thomns P. Bagby. of West Point.
Sunday-school work, Alrs, 8. E. Bales,
? EvniiBoll'sti- work, Alrs. Amy Leech, of
Apeiia|d,'a'nd roformi.tory work, Allss
Mar-raret IS, Crensliaw, of Richmond.
Beouring .ornes for homol.-s plilldren,
Alrs. William J. M-iybeo. of Rlohmond,
Work among soldlera and sailors, Alis.
S A Townsend. of Hampton.
PuHty, Alrs. Alary ... ".V'ebb. of Nor
f?Peiico and nrliUrullon, Alrs. R. II.
J(Leghh..lm.''an!V Petitlon, Alrs. Al. J.
D. Pretlow. of Pretlow.
Vi.-liiiii Call. edltor and buslness inan
nirer Aliss l.onn A. Kerii. of Wln.0-.eat--.
Work among colored people, Alrs. l'an
,iii. HiVvoa of Norfolk,
Beeretary l. T. U branch, Alrs. Sue
J'TnoH,go.d0medal contoBt, for the beat
reollatlon on any subject relutcd to tom
noranco. uttnicied a laise audlence to
Ihe Methodlst Church last evenlng.
The BUCOessfUl eoiitesliiut W.is AIl-s
Wllinot Graves. nf Borkley. Va. Tho
niediil wus piesonled by Mr. W. AUAi
Jlalw. of tlie l'.iiv-_'-ity of Virglnia.
Junlous A. Scott.
danghtors and noigUbors wero closoly
Mrs. Solarl. who llves next door to the
Scotts, says sho heard tho plstol report.
She, Tyler Scott and tho slsters seem to
have been the only two persons who heard
lhe shot. Pollcemen Hughes and Ogllvle
went to No. 3017 East Franklln Street and
brought Henry S. and Luther R. Grcen
stre'et, brothers, to tho store. Henry S.,
or Sam, as he ls called. was the man
whom Tyler Scott says was In the store
flve mlnutes beforo ho heard tho report.
It was stated by another wltness that
Luther R. Greenstreet had been seen pass
lng by the store about 11:25. Both men
were tiuostioned by tbo offlcers, and also
by tho coroner, when ho came, and, as
a precaution, placed under arrest as sus?
plclous characters, and later were locked
up in the Flrat Polico Stntion. But the
pollce do not thlnk they are gullty. The
motlve seems to be entirely absent, as
both mon have long been on very friendly
terms with the confectloner.
Dr. Taylor came in a short tlmo and
mnde cxamination of the wound. and
questloned every one clnsely who seemed
to know anything about tho clrcum
stances of the murder.
Mr. Scott came to Richmond from
Amolia county about thlrty years ago.
He has been keeplng the frnit an<3 candy
store at tbe present stand, No. 2711 East
Maln, for many years. Ho was esteemed
and liked by ull, and was a harmloss,
Uesldes the two sons, there nre two
claughters, Mlsses Mary E. and Florence
G. Scott, both grown. Hls wlfe has boon
dead about three years.
Ari lnquest wlll be held by the coroner
SHOT BY A STRANGER
IN A CITY BARROOM
(Special to Tho Times-Dlspatch.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA., October ..?John
Ryan, a well known resident of this clty,
was shot last night by a stranger in *n
har-room, and probably fatally injure*.
Tho shootlng is said to bo tho culmlna
tion of a row about a woman supposed
to be the wlfe of the man who dld tjue
shootlng. As soon as Ryan foll, tlie mnn
rushed from the saloon and uscaped. The
woman, nbout whom tho trouble occur?
red, made her way to "Washlngton, but
,vas arrested there thls morning.
The offlcers were unnble to nbtiiln any
informatlon from her ns to tho Identlty
of the stranger. Mr. Ryan was taken
to the Alexandrla Hospital, where It
was found thut the bullet had entorerl hls
left lung. Hls condition Is regarded as ex
E. W. SHANKLINDIES
(Bv Associated Pross.)
LEXINGTON. KY.. Oct. 2.-E. XV. Shan I
lln, secretary of the Kentucky Trottlng
Horso Breoders' Assoclatlon, dropped dead
Turkish Troops Gaining the
Upperhand and Struggle
Is Belng Abandoned.
tho upper hand evorywpore, sovcrui 111
surgent ohlefa have heen klllod or wound?
ed, others nro ahandoiilng tho struggle
and iloeing to the frontler, tho revofci
tinuary bands aro susialning heavy losses
nnd aro seeking refiige in large num
hei-s, and the Turks occupy every ini
portant polnt along 'be routea of retreut
tn tho frontler,
Kighilng is reported to havo taken placo
throughout the dlutrlola of ltn-aiog, Mel?
nlk, Deinlrlilssar and Novrokop,
SUCCUMBS TO DISEASE
WHILE ATTENDING FAIR
(By Associated Press.)
NASHVILLE. TKNN., Oct. L'.-Benja
min S. Thomas, seoretary of tho Maury
< County Falr Assoclatlon, dled ti.-day of
heart fallure, while attcndiiuf the falr.
' Mr Thomas wns ono of tlio must prom
' Inont citi-ons of Maury county, and waa
! a member of tho DenioeruUo Couuf-.y and
Congrosslonal Executlvo I'uiuiniUoes.
iim college prank
(By Associated Press.)
NEW Otti-KA.NB. 1..-V., Uut, ?.'.?Loabcr
Lauditnu, aged nlneteen, of tho freahman
class ai'Tuiuno Unlverslty, was fatn'lly
injured (luring the ouno rush between
tho ficslunen und sophoinoioa to-djy,
yib -liull is .raotur.d.
Said Tillman Made Repeated
VAST DEAL OF TESTIMONY
About Twenty Witness.s Heard During
tho Day?Those Who Saw Shoot?
lng Qivo Their Account of It
lo the Jury.
(By Aasoclated Press.)
LEXINGTON. S. C., Octobor 2.-A vast
amount of testlmony was taken to-day
ln tho trlal of J. H, Tillman, nearly
twenty wltnesses havlng boon on the
stand, some of whom were subjected to
lengthy examlnatlons. In addltion to
thls, ithe readlnfc- of the editorlals of Tho
Ptato was concluded. The Stato haa
progressed rapldly toward the concluslon
of Its slde of tho case.
The flrst wltnesses called to-day wero
nmong thoae who wero ln the ofllce of
Tho State, when Mr. Gonzales was car?
ried there aftor tho shootlng. L. G.
Wood, Jr., of this number, testlfled tbat
he found no weapons ln tho overcoat fjon
zales was wearlng. Dr. XV. 3. Murray
stated that Gonzales said to hlm 1'n Tho
State offlce that be waa fatally shot. Tho
doctor opened Gonzales clothes nnd saw
no weapons, but on cross-examinatlon
said he dld not examlne tlie pockets.
C. J. Terrell, the edltor of a newspaper
at Johnston, S. C., waa among tlio first
wltnesses of the day.
"Mr. Terrell, I wlsh you would stato
to tho iury whether you over heard
James H. Tillman make any throat
against Mr. Gonzales?" said Sollcltor
Aftor statlng that ho had, and in an?
swer to qiiesti'ons saylng lt was on tha
Streets of Edgefleld, Just beforo tho be?
glnnlng of tlie campalgn of last summer.
wltness wns nskod to stato what he said
whon he made the flrst statement.
WOULD KLLL GONZALES.
"We woro walklng along and I spoko
to him about hls health and hls lra
provoment f rnn- hls,.. trip, and ns WO
noared the offlce door, and wo hfid been
discusslng some prlntlng ho wanted done,
he made the remark that he was going
to run for Governor. and was going to be
elected. and if that-rcferrlng to Mr.
Gonzales with several protty scvere
oaths-attneked him llke ho hnd been
dolng, that he w-as going down thoro
and kill him llke a dog. 1 remonstratcd
wlth hlm about that. Told him l thought
It would bo wrong in prlnclplo and every
way, nnd tho best thiYig he could do, if
he had given hlm any insult or cause ror.
anything llke that. wns to go down
there and tacltle hlm man nnd mon, and
give hlm whnt he thought was needed.
Ho said no. that ho wns going down thero
and glvo hlm no moro show than he
would a mad dog."
"Dld vou at any other time hear hlm
mako a'threat?" tho sollcVtor askod.
"Yes slr," wltness roplled. Ho then
said lri answer to questions that it was
on n trnin to Columbla, and that O. D.
Blnck was present.
In answer to an lnqulry from tho so
llcltor, wltness snld: "Black and I were
talking, and Colonel Tillmnn came and
I Introduced thom. I said: 'Colonel, thls
ls Mr. Blaclt, do you know hlm?' He
snld: 'Oh, yes. I know Black; and slap
ped hlm on tho ahouldor or leg; slapped
nt hlm that way (indlcatlng) and from
that the coiworaatlon went on on genoral
topics. untll presontly ho referred to
whnt he called the 'Gonzales mntter.' I
want it dlstlnctly understood I am noi
trylng tn quote verbally what wns snld,
but I am just glving an idea of my
recollectlon of tho words that wore usod.
He said: 'Blnck, old boy, I am going lo
do what I said nbout thnt old follw. I am
(Contlnued on Seventh Page.)
TO BENEFIT THE
All the Offlcers of the Clty
Held a Meetlng Last
Bettermont of the mllltary of tho State
and tho promotion of social intercoursa
wns tho objoct of tbo olllcors of tho clty
who gathored last nlght at Murphy's
Ilotol. Thoso present Includod tlio offlcers
nf tho Rlchmond Light Infantry Blues.
of the Howlt-ers and ot the Seventlotb
Arrangemonts were mnde to form nn
assoclatlon of nll the offleors of the State.
and a commltteo was appolnted to map
out tho details. It consists ot Major C. O.
Savllle, Colonel X.. L. Clieatwood and
Captaln W. M. Myers. These gentlomon
wlll meet next Friday wenlng at tho
Bovontloth Rnglnient Armory.
Most of tho olllcors ln the city wero
presont inst nlght. Invltatlons hnd beort
extended to Adjutant-Genoral Nulle, Col?
onel Jo Lane Stern and Colonol Oeorg^
Wnyno Ander.on, but thoy woro unnhle to
ONE HUNDRED AT
WILLIAM AND MARY
(Speclal tn Tho Times-Dlspatch.)
WJLLIAMSUURG, VA., Oct. 2.-Wil
liam nnd Mary College opened yostordny
wlth ai.out one hundred students. lt t?
belleved 'but Ufty or slxty more wlU
bo hero by tliu viwi _* -***? VWai
State Committee Gives
WILL NOT RECEDE
Chalrman Rulfln Says lt Wlll
Stand Its Ground.
GROUND FOR LAST
State Body Did Not Think the Evidence
Sustained the Charges?ManyCon
tests Promptly Disposed Of,
Decision Not to Have Any
General Speaking in
The Democratie State Central Commlt?
tee, nfter lyivlng been in sesslon fully
twelve hours, at 1 o'clock thls mornlng
unanlmously adopted a re-solutlon recog
ni'zlng W. H. Brauer as- the regular
Democratie nomlnee for treasurer of
Henrlco county. Thls actlon ls a com?
plete reversal of the actlon of the County
Democratie Commlttee, whlch refused to
award Alr. Brauer the certlflcate, con
tendlng thnt he had vlolated the provl
sions of tho Barksdale pure electlons law.
From that declsi'on Mr. Brauer appealed
to the highest party authorlty, with the
result as stated.
Tho commlttee declded the caso only
after a most patient and courteous hear?
lng of all concerned; after hearlng elabo
rate argumonts by counsel for Alessrs.
Hechler and Todd, and Mr. Brauer hlm?
self, and finally after conslderlng ln de?
tall the record of tho hearlng of flle
case beforo the county commlttee and all
the affldavtts filed in that hearlng. Ar?
gument had been allowed before the tes?
tlmony was gone into, but It was agfrin
indulged after the record had been
scanned carefully. Finally the result was
reached without n dlssentlng volce, save
..that.Mr. .^Barksdale, ,..houg_i...co)_.cldlng.
ln the flndlng of the commlttee, asked
to be excused from votlng for. the rea?
son that ho was the author of the law,
construction of whlch tlgured consplcu
ously in tho caso. Though hls fellow
members dld not agree that thls in any
way debarred him from votlng on the
case wlth entlre proprlety, the wlsh of
tho Hallfax member was granted.
Hero l's tho resolutlon offered by Mr.
Parker and adopted by the commlttee,
promulgatlng Its decislon and Incldentally
commendlng the Barksdale law:
Whereas thls commlttee has carefully
heard the case of Brauer vs. Hechler,
has heard the full statemonts of counsel
for each slde, has read all the steno
graphlc evldenco that was offered before
tho Henrlco County Committeo bearlng
upon tho questions upon appeal before
thla commlttee and heard argument of
counsel for contestant and contestees;
now, therefore. be lt
Resolved. first, Thnt lt is the oplnlon
of thls commlttee that tho County Execu?
tlve Committeo of Henrlco county erred
ln sustalnlng the charges whlch lt dld
sustaln agalnst AV. H- Brauer, and that
tho evldenco beforo sald commlttee dld
not sustaln said charges and dld not
Justlfy tho wlthholdlng or withdrawlng
ot certlflcates of nomlnation as coun
Socond, that this commlttee reoognlzes
W H Brauer as tho regular Demooratlo
nomlnee for treasurer of Henrlco coun?
Third that in arrivins: at thls concluslon
thls commlttee does not wlsh to be un?
derstood as ln any manner condon ng
violatlons of what is known as the Barks?
dale pure electlon law, but, on the con
trary wo wlsh to seo tho provlslons of
that law appllod to all prlmary electlons
as woll as regular electlons, and that no
man shall bo nwarded a cortiflcate at
nomlnntlon as a Democratie nomlnee who
has ln any manner vlolated elther the let,
tor or uplrlt of that law; nnd that thla
committeo pledes Us host Bftorta
at all tlmo to promote nnd securo purity
ln nll olectlons. prlmary or general, lu
every pnrt pf tho State. ? _
COUNTY COA1MITTEK STANDS PAT
Bofore the Stato Commlttee had decidod
the case lnst nlght, Alr. T. C. Ruffln, chalr?
man of tho Democratie County Commlttee
of Henrlco, stated to a reporter for The
Times-Dlspatch that ho dld not and woud
nol recognlze tho jurlsdlctlon of the State
Central Commlttee In the Brauer-Heehler
0080, nnd would not regnrd thelr declstort)
whatever lt mlghl be. ns having nny blnd
Ine force on the commlttee. He stated
that other members of tho commlttee
agreed wlth hlm that lt ?M * case W'N*
which tho Stnte Commlttee had nothlng
to do, nnd whlch was left aolely and fi?
nally to the decislon of the County Com?
mlt tee under tho law. Whether the Coun?
ty Commlttee wlll take any other romalns
to be seen. tl may be that after read?
lng the detall. of tho State Commlttee n
nction nnd Us unnnlmous verdlct. tho com
mlttee wlll bow to the Stnte Commlttee a
deoree. lf not, there Is a llkelihood of
two or more candldates, all elalmlng to
bc Democrats, runnlng In the general eleo
tion. That Is ull uncertnln, however.
COMN.TT13HMBN AND PHOX1ES.
The commlttee wns called to order at
noon by Chalrman Bllyson, und Secretary
j Q Hunlvlns called the roll of the c.om
mitlee, showlng Ihe presence of twonty
fix members. fourteen of them present ln
peraon and twelve by proxy. Later two
oihors came In. maklng a total of twenty
ilght present or represented. Here ls the
record of those present und holdlng prox
Those members nf the commlttee actu
ally present ond. the dlsiricta thoy ropra
Klist Dlstrlct--lt. 1.. Allworth. North
ampton; 11. H. Wallace, Frederlcksburg.
Second Dlstrlct-Georgo AV. Jones, Berk
ley; J- Al. Curtls, Newport News.
-Jiird Dlstrlct--J.'Uu C. Easley, Henrlco: