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THE DISPATCH. FOL'NDKD ISSO.
WHOLE NUMBER 16.380.
RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1003.
PRIC5 TWO C'^NTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS.
THF WEATHER.
WASHINGTON. D. ft, Oct. ??.-Foro
caet for Tuesday and Wednesday:
Virginia?Fair Tuesday and Wednesday;
warmer Wednesday; fresh northwest
winde.
For north and South Carolina and
Georgia?Fair and warmer Tuesday;
flesh to light northwest winds.
Following; the chilly weather o? tho
past few days, last night was an ex?
ceedingly cold one. Continued cold Is ex?
pected to-day, but to-morrow, according
to the forecast, it will bo somewhat
warmer,
state; of the thermometer.
S A. M. .,. b2
U M.. 63
2 P. M. ?4
? P. M. 47
9 P. M.43
U midnight . 42.
. Average . 4SV4
Highest temperature yesterday .66
Lowest temperature yesterday . K)
Mean temperature yesterday .4?
Normal temperature for October .?
Departure lrom normal temperature.tfl
Precipitation during past ?? hours.I'
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
October 27, 1503.
Sun rises.6:50 I HIGH TIDE
Sun Eels.b:18? I Morning.0:41
Moon eeu....U:o5 | Evonlng.9:57
RICHMOND.
Prisoner at the Second Pollco Station
hangs nlmself in his cell-The sinking
funu dispute settled by the adoption of
the Creiieliaw plan?-bon of J. A. Scoli
Issued a atatement to Hie public regaid
tn? iho killing of Ids father?Wig truck
Is overturned wmie going to a nrc. and
one man J? slightly hurt?Blazo at the,
J,owftr Gas Wurl<s-A lade?' auxiliary
formed at Beth Ababa-Ministers refer %o
the .<ui.in.in Ciiutuii u j^^awv?. uuu?r mo
charge of same who Ir seeking assist?
ance-Foot-ball game between Richmond
Collego and Danv.llo Military Institute re
KUlLo III H Ut?-?pOoiilllB ?". ?,? lu .'JO
county-Dr. Hawthorne pays his respects
to Doxvie-Stuart Monument Comuuuee
meet?-Hev. Mr. Maclachlan not coming
to Richmond-An organist rqslgns
Blshops speak at Episcopal Cnurch?s
here-Rev. F. T. McFadon accepts the
cail'lO the t-liSt FfeSuJ Le. iati l/iiul'Ctl- ?
Senator BarKsdale to address the voteti*
o? Henrico county to-night?Delegatila
are named to the Giond C?mp by th?i
Sons of Veterans-Smith said to be fur
Gorman for President-Great Improve?
ments to the Stato Library-Justice
Crutchfield returns home In good health
-A romantic marriage, two sweethearts
of fifty years ago being united-Thirty
first annive-sary of Rev. J. B. Huthon
next Sunday-Dr. Mitchell to speak on
negro question-Many new ehartets
granted-Blckett Camp gives an enter?
tainment-veterans go to Newport News
to-morrow-Colonel- James R. Caton a
candidate for Licutenant-Govcrnor. MAN
Ctt-tibT&U-Elk? and Sbriner? at the
bazaar?A surprise maniage?Sunday
school Union meets-Funeral of Mr. W.
E. Hams-Annual school report
Work of the courte-A teacher chosen
?Maniage last night at'Rev. Asa T>rls
colt's.
VIRGINIA.
Official reports of the typhoid rever sit
uaLon at Lexington show ? > furhor ex- ?
tune.on of dUease?. the vic-.m- nearly al
convalescent; r.gld Investiga..on hy Ma?
rine ???????-? service a: d locul-priyK
clans-The Louisa ro:toflicfl tate dam- ?
aged by burglars opened and ita contente j
found intact-Railroad fence at Ashland
regarded as a menace to ?Ifc-O >vd
roads barbecue in Loudoun: d stingul lied !
speakers and money pledgtd to max?
macadam roads-Preparations 1er on- j
federate reunion at NewcorcjNew?-?? e ?
destroys the dwell ng of Rev. Roy ? m? j
pie In Northern Albemarl-?. and he and
his family 1-se everything they ow..ed
A boy. fourteen years old. ml s iig f om .
Wythev.lle-L. L. Wer.tz's fami.y d ny :
all reports of negot allons with kiuiiap;>e.n |
?--Tac cru.ser Baltimore ci No lo k
nnvy-yaru; will convey torpedo bo.? d -
stroyers to Mania-A s.'ovk b oner j
leaves a bunch of bad checks vtl h Fred?
erick county stock ra.str.-i?Fire in Uor
donsvllle damages the tel g aph oft co- |
Supervisors of Chesterfitld ag.eo to p.op- |
oslllon of Petersburg for ruw or.dg. and ;
approach fiom cou,.tv to c.ty in co. neo- ?
tion with proposed dive.si.n of tie Ap- j
pomattox??Sc.ooirf clo.-.ed near M .Is -i ? ,
rln. after medical invest galion o. dl > ?
thoria reports-Victims of ? y vili; ;
wreck aro recovering; i,r ken i.ag.,-ge '
ears burned-Four splendid c Huge? at
V.rgnia Reach burned; life a^ers d g-.? d
worn as ilremun-M.s. Luther, of D ?
ville, sues for divorce, and Judge ?.??,?
Issues an order for her support.
NORTH CAROLINA.
Masonic Fair closes at Ralegh wi'.h
te.OOO to the financial ?und; plans already
robniltted lor the new Ma.io..li: ? empie ?
l'wenty-tittn annual hiatj Fa r for ne?
groes opens to-day w.th f no prospects-?
New bank charte*ed In A on c~u. ty
The, mill of tne loia Gold Mi..?1, in .. o.ii
gomtry county, b?rns?a carnival at?
tache attempts to a duct a young ?,? 1 '
from Wilmington; came nea; being lynen- I
. ed,
GENcrtAL
Professional operators have little diffi?
culty in bidding nikes up, but otfeilngj
are l.ght at the cd.a..c.;; i..o..ey firmo.
ThouBiit tho.t tue face Isju? will ue an
important one in the presdeaonl can- ?
pai?n - Lieuteant \\ ?shi g o . L/??
Cappe succeeds JHear-Adm.rai ?.wies ai
chief. Of the Buieau of Cons. rue. L.. ad.,
Repair of tue Navy Dep rtnu-.t??S.os.?.- ;
holdeis of trio Sou hsrri La. a..d F un
d.y company vote to let the receiver ope?
raie tne plants of the conc.r..?in u.- '
gents capture t..e town of n.uitiago in lie
iJomtn.can lepuuiic and ihe presen! gov
ernmo?t seems to be do med to o<ert..r w
?-Japanese pr-nner sa>s the.e i nj
cause for alarm in the Far E stem y.tua
tiou-?ei.ator Stewart, of Nevada', u.a.- !
rlea a young wiiio..?b.a-iop.l ? ,o s
want a b.s..op of the r own iuc.?\Vu.a
on Memphis track p. evented toe tri 1 f
.Major pelinar against h.s own ? m -
Very long suo.s win races at the Aa.e
ducc track-ijieat excitement oil ?'?
cotton iiiurket and pii.e of the . taplj
taaea a leap lor near und far mon h
Interesting, .e,,ori showi.,g the .-t.<?.. th
of tne navy and now a.ops under co..- i
etructlon.
MllMhRj' AlA^S-M?Ii'ilN?
OFMANYiHOLSAiMD
(By Associated Prose.)
BUTTE, ????.'G., ?Jet. 2U.-From the
steps of tini county courlliuuse in tli.s
city, F. Augustus ileinze this nfterno.,?
adureirseil n mass nicotina of the miners
of Butto, muro than l?.uoi) persons bo.ng
lu attendance. Aa the representativo of
John .MacGinnls, Mr. lielnzo miidn a
counter proposition to the offer of ? ho
Biute miners to purchase Mr. MurUlmiN?
Hloi-k in ihe Boston and .Montami a?.(|
Parroit. mining r?mpanles and thus end
the litigation with Iho Amalgamated Cop- !
por Company. Ili this proposition Mr. !
??|??? oller? on behalf of MinOinnls and !
Lamm to soil their Interests in tho Uun- I
ton and Montana and l'arrott companies
under certain conditions, tho remili of j
wh.eh would ho to put all the properties
In operation again. ;
President Scullou, of the Anaconda
Company, to-night rejected the- ?leln^o I
propositions. Ile said the propttsti-ia I
amounted to u tinning clown pf tho I
miners' union l'lan, and wer? unreason?
?hi? '
IS FOUND
HANGED IN
HIS CELL
The Desperate Deed of
Thomas Dolan.
USED A BELT TO
TAKE HIS LIFE
Strapped Himself to the Grat?
ing of the Window.
HIS DEATH WAS DUE.
TO STRANGULATION
Was Under Arrest on the Charge of
Fighting?The Dead Man Surv.ved
by Vsife and Several Children.
Body Found by Police Not
Very Long After Deed
Was Done.
Thomas Dolan, an Iron worker employed
ai Bello lele, fifty-two years old and mar?
ried, was found at 10:10 o'clock last night,
hanging by a small leather strap to the
Iron grating In the window o? cell No. 3
at the Second Police Station, dead.
Though the body wa* warm and had not
begun to grow rigid, tlio man wag beyond
all hope of resuscitation, life being ox
t.nct when ho wa? found. Dolan had
taken a email .strap, three-quarters of an
Inch wide, which he wore as a belt, and
after buckling thta tightly around his
neck, had climbed to the bench In tho
cell, then to a steam pipe a foot or more
above tho bench, and after fastening the
other end of the Htrap to the grating in
the window, bad stepped off and died of
strangulation. Death came without strug?
gle or sound. The physicians, jjrH, Rex
and Sycle, of the Cuy Hospital, and Cor?
oner Taylor, who viewed the remains, de?
clared that the man muet have been dead
In two minutes after bis step from his
perch.
ALLEi'FORTS IN VAIN.
Sergeant lloirfcro/t, who mode, the grue?
some discovery, immediately gave th?
alarm, and "Squire -1/yleV who -wue in ?*1?,
aujoining office, unstrapi>cd the body, will.e
fiorgeant H?Jdcroft held him up. Captain
Huice was on the scene- In a moment and
with his other ofllccr.s. Efforts at resusci?
tation were promptly begun, but the vital
Kpark had been extinguished. Coroner
Taylor, after viewing the remains, an?
nounced that he would hold an Inquisi?
tion at 4 o'clock this afternoon at ills
onice Iri the City Hall. This will be
merely a formal inquiry, as the law re?
quires one in the case of a person dying
in Jail or In prison.
Dolan had been arrested and brought to
the station-house at G:iX) P. M. by Patrol?
man Walton, on a warrant sworn out
October 20th, charging him with fighting
in Gamble's Hill l'ark. The man was
searched as usual, the office sergeant find?
ing nothing on his person but a small
bottle of liquor. He? had been drinking
ccns.derably, and manifested the effects
o: drink in ills talk when locked up. Ho
was placed in cell No. U, and a few min?
utes afterwanis. while the house officer
was out on a call. Justice Corn Tek, who
was silting In the office, heard Dolan
calling, and went to him and gave him
water. After drinking the water Dolan
asked the Justice to have Police Justlco
? i raves seni for, presumably to ask for
bail or release on his own recognizance.
Alter that the man became quiet, and
nothing more was heard from him. al?
though sev?ra] persons were constantly in
the orflce.
FOUND HIM HANGING.
When Sergeant MoWcroft made a round
ot the cells 3. few moments after 10 he
thought Dolan was standing on his bench
In his cell, but on closer Inspection was
horrified to find the man's feet several
inches from the bench. He rushed to him,
and then saw that Dolan was suspended
from the grating by the small strap. He
Was a heavy man, weighing probably ITS
pounds, but his weight did not break the
strap. It proved only too strong, and ac?
ri inpllshed Its deadly mission. No one
over suspected such a thing as an attempt
at suicide, certainly not with the belt
strap, and there was nothing else with
which it could have been compassed. The
suicide was wholly unforeseen, and hence
could not have been prevented, unless the
man's purpose could 'have been divined.
LEFT A FAMILY.
Dolan lived at No. 60S South First Street
with his family, consisting of wife and
three children. He was well know? to
many citizens. Ills brother, Michael Do?
lan, according to report, was killed re-'
VIRGINIAN TAKES
HIGH POSITION
Lieut. Ccipps Succeeds Rear
Admiral Bowles as Chief of
Bureau of Construction.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Umorjer 26.?
Lieutenant Washington I?eo Cappe, of Vir?
ginia, Will succeed lieur-Admlral Howies.
1 erigiteli, us chief of the Hhrcnu of Con?
ti ruction and Repair, Navy Department.
Lieutenant Cappa is ut present sta?
tioned at tho I.cjbiio Island Yards. He
nas hail a great deal of experience In
nuvul coiititruclion for a man of his
years, mid lu a'ihlltlon to much service at
(ionio, has served in the Philippines and
in Cuba. He Is about forty years of age.
Tho resignation of Hour-Admiral Puwlos
caino as a great surprise, lo naval mon
and the public generally. It Is understood
that the testimony in tho shipbuilding
trust Investigation Saturday, in which 11
was elated that Admiral Howies held
slock In tho concert), caused hasty in ten
tiering the resignation?
ceiitly by a train nt some point in Penn?
sylvania. Tho report tin? never, been
fully corroborated, however.
While, the unhappy- ma.n wae gasping tn
the agon|ee of death In the station-house
the music from a dance In full swing
across the street must have been wafted
tc hie ears, for the hall was going mer?
rily on when a reporter visited the sta?
tion-house.
The body will probably bo turned over
tc the family of the deceased for burial
after the coroner shall have made his ex?
amination. Tho family were notified soon
after the discovery, and relatives visited
the scene and beheld the face and
form of the dead. Th's story was soon
told, for the body lay beneath the very
spot where he had gasped out his life
alone. The man In the next cell was not
oven aware of what had occurred.
COUNT AND COUiYTESS
ARE PLACED ON TRIAL
(By Associated Press.)
BERLIN, October 2???The trial of
Countess Isabella Weslerska. Kwlleckt, be?
longing to a rich and aristocratic Polish
family, on the charge of pretending to
have borne a son over six years ago and
presenting him as the heir to an estate
at Woblewo, province of Posen, consist?
ing of ten thousand acres and having
a yearly rent roll totalling $15,000, began
here to-day. Count KwlleckJ appears 'at
the trial, charged with being anaccessory
to teh crime.
This son Is said to have been born
January 27, 1897. The prosecution claims
that the latter is the son of a peasant
girl of P?rese, In Austrian Silesia, who Is
present as a witness and as a claimant
for the child.
GOLD BRICK ARTISTS
SEEK FOR BAIL
(By Associated Pr?s?.")
WASHINGTON, D. C. October 26.-In
the cases of H, D. Hawley and J. T. How?
ard versus the State of North Carolina,
Attorney Leslie A. GUrriore entered a
motion to-day'in the United States Su?
preme Court for an order committing
Hawley and Howard t? the custody .of j
the marshal of the court, anu that the
two be allowed to give ball. The case-Is I
one of two Chicago men who went to
North Carolina and made an effort to sell
a gold brick. They were'arrested, tried
and sentenced, to Imprisonment for. ten
yean;. They appealed tho case . to this
court, meanwhile remaining ?n custody.
THE NEGRO SUBJECT
OF A CONFERENCE
(By Associated Press.) :
Washington, d. c, Oct. se?com?
mencing Monday, November 9th, and con?
tinuing for throe days, there will be held.
In this city an interesting conference on
the race problem Ih the United States un- i
der the auspices of the National Soclolo-j
gleal Society, an organization for the
study o? the condition of'the colored peo?
ple .In the United States. ' ?
THE ARMORTLATE
AWARDS ARE MADE
(By Associated Presfl.)
WASHINGTON, October 2C-?Secretary
Moody to-day decided In the long-stand?
ing question of the awards for iurn shin,;
armor for the battleshlpa Vermont. Min?
nesota, Kansas, Mississippi and Idaho.
The Midvale Steel Company gete the con?
tract for supplying G.0OO tons and tt.e
Carnegie and Bethlehem Companies a
contract for supplying 5,000 tons each.
THREE KiLLED AND
FOUR FATALLY HURT
(By AfFOcia'ed Pres<=.>
LANCASTER, PA., Oct. ?6.?Three train?
men weie killed and lo.ir fatal y ? ureJ
to-dnv by the explosion of a Leigh, lo?
comotive on the Pennsylvania Railroad,
near Rhorcrstown,
The cause ot the explos'on Is not known.
In his delirium the engineer, who is fa?
tally injured, muttered: "The boiler was
full' of water."
FRENCH BAkK LOST
WITH ALL ON BOARD
(By Associated Press.) ?
BREST,; FRANCE. Oct. 26.?The French
bark. Savoyard has been wrecked near
here. Thirty-one of her crew, the cap?
tain's wlfo and four other women were
lost '
The movements of the Savoyard are
not reported In any of the available
shipping registers.
CAPTAIN WOULD
NOT LEAVE SHIP
Stuck to Vessel and Was
Killed by Bursting of
Steamer's Boi er.
(By Associated Press.)
BATJLT STE MARIE. MICH,. Oct. 26.
The steamer W. F. Sauber was wrecked
off Whiteflsh Point, ?thirty mile* irom
here, early to-iluy and Captain W. E.
Morris und Oller' Frank Houtnsun were
drowned. The rest of the crew of nine?
teen men were taken off the Saujer by
the crew of the steamer Yale, 'i lie Yalu u
crew worked from 11 o'clock Idei night
until 3 this morning rescu y t..e crew of
th? Sauher. Robinson w,.< ? nched be?
tween the yawl boat and tllO Yale and
went down hei'oro help could reach him.
Captain Morris was on the deck of the
Sauber after all tho others had b in
taken off, when the steamer's bo.Jer
burst, unit he wan blown Into tho la,.e.
The. blow on Lake Superior I* rep-Uied
to be the worst in twenty-eight years.'
FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLAR FIRE IN WILSON
(By Associated Press.)
WILSON, N. C, Oct. ?6.-TU0 S. W.
Venablo Tobacco Company's factory,
owned by tho Branch Hanking Company,
and used for ? ho storage o[ leaf, was
burned at 10 o'clock to-night, Tho Carter;
8 n? Wliltelieud. Company, adjoining, had |
I heir stock badly damaged by srnoko and
water. The Venable Company's loss Is
estimated at $;Vi,000, tun o( Carter and
Company nt ?d,???. 'i,\e causo of the tire >s ,
unknown.
ARRAIGNS
MR. BRYAN
SEVERELY
Judge Stoddard Unspar?
ing in His Terms.
SAYS HE IS GUILTY
OF SUBTERFUGE
Knew Direct Bequest Would
Not Stand.
THE NEBRA^KAN
SP?AKS FOR HIMSELF
Tells Court that if Mr. Bennett Could
Stand Being Maligned for Politi?
cal Belief, He Could Stand
. it for Carrying Out
the ' Vviehes of
His Friend,
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN, ^CONN.. October 26-? :
Arguments, in .the-'Bhrio. S. Bennett, wm
case, the . testimony in which, Including
the unsealing of a; letter In -which a be?
quest had been made, to William J. Bryan,
was presented Iast^jveek, was heard by
Judge Cleveland iri..thc Probat? Court to?
night. Judge, Henry Stoddard. of this
city, counsel? for Mr*.-Bennett, the widow;
Mr. Bryan, in his ow.u behalf, and Henry
G. Newton, his ' counsel, addressed tho
court. In the. course of his argument
Judge Stoddard.. arraigned .Mr. Bryan i?
severe terms. Mr.- Bryan, In reply, said
that if Mr. Bennett- could -stand being
maligned for. his political beliefs, he could
endure criticisms -ipr following -hJe
friend's wishes. . '. -'
. When court opened counsel for Mrs,
Rennest had several documents, previous?
ly read In'tho caseti^reread, so that tbey
might, become 'a, part' of the records, Mr.
Bryan Identifying them as they were In
turn handed to hin?-' '
One of the lettera '? which Mr'. Bryan
i idenplledas his was written t? Mrs.1 Ben-,
! no?' October ' 2let:'-: ?it it '^Ir- ,Bryan cx
I pressed ?irrpriea at the course takerr-hy
[Mrs. Bennett iti cantcitlogahc will. He
wrote:
"From" the-conduct, of your-,attorney 1
am ? satisfied ..that, being ona. of the gold
Democrats ?So left us In 1*30, and not at
all in sympathy with the political views
of your husband and myself, he is will?
ing to defeat -iSV. Bennett's purpose if; It
can he done."
He says lie is satisfied Mrs. Bennett's
action Is -due to tho "pcr.su.wlon of. a ?
lawyer ? unfriendly to the political view?
of Mr. Bennett and myself."
MORE QUESTIONING.
After the letter had been read and ad?
mitted 'Mh Stoddard asked Mr. Bryan:
"What conduct on the part of Mrs. Be.n
nott's?.nttoruey' did you refer to in this :
letter?".
"From the first time that I talked with
you I was convinced tnat thero was more !
politics In It than law. That covers the I
ground."
? Mr. Hewitt, associalo counsel for Mr. |
Bryan, then asked that tho will bo pro- ?
bated, and a? part thereof the letter ?
written .by. him to his wife and found
sealed up.
Attorney, Stoddard, In his argument. !
referred to the fact that both Mr. and '.
Mrs. Bryan are lawyers. He said in
part:
"Mr. Bryan and his wife, with Mr.
Bennett, arranged In Lincoln, Neb,, a
draft of tills provision and framed this
letter,,which disposed of ?50,000 of Mr?
Bennett's money. No member of Mr.
Bennett's-family was present or noti?
fied of the fact. Mr. Bryan has. told
your honor that Mr. Bennett wanted to
make a different disposition of the J5p.~
000. to give It to him absolutely. Mr.
Bryan would not have It, and tho rea
j son Is plain.? Mr. Bryan Is a lawyer.
The commun law says that . when a
lawyer draws a will In which he obtains
a. benefaction he must, show that the
Influence-which he exerted was not.un?
due.. Is-Jt any wonder, then, that when
Mr. Bryan found himself confronted with
this situation, he would not permit Mr.
Bennett to make that provision directly
to himself, and so this suhterfuge was
eubtltuted In place of It? But this sealed
letter, does not state Mr. Bennett's will.
It states. Mr. Bryan's will. A solemn
letter addressed to the wife of Mr. Ben?
nett secretes from her the? fact the t
UO.O00 was going to the wife of tills
man. Why was It? Did it enter Into
the calculation that Mrs. Bennett might
object? Mr. Bryan knew perfectly well
that the provisions of that section of
the will .are proscribed by law..
Mr. Stoddard spotte of the Chicago let?
ter as a last despairing effort, and <aja
Bryan was desperately driven? in avarteo
to get the ?50,000.
MB.! BRYAN REPUES.
Mr. Bryan rose to his feet as Mr. Stod?
dard concluded, and In stillness tlf'j? was
almost oppressivo, began speaking, Ha
said in part:
"It Is incumbent upon mo to respond io
so much of the. argument as comes under ?
the Itemi of facts. I wrote the widow tito j
letter that I did because 1 believed other I
causes, than law Inspired him. Tllbre Ih
nu causo for secrecy In this will. Air.
Stoddard' seems to fool that o/orybody
should have been invited In when it was
written. Rut that I? not the way wills nie
prepared. There Is no evidence thu all'i
Hennen ever consulted mo upon law ntnt
t'?rs. Our -friendship was personal, politi'
cal anil In the. way of business,"
For tho remainder of his speech, Mr.
Bryan discussed. Mr- Bennett's return to
Now York, how lie executed the will,
placo? It In a so fe deposit vault and left
It there without alteration throe years,
although he had oi'cry opportunity to
make such changes ap he might have do?
si red.
Attorney Newton argued the law for Mr.
Bryan's contention. Judge Stoddard then
mo?ed that the sealed letter and the
o?anse |n tho will relating to it be dl?re
garded In prona ting the will. Decision wus ?
reserved.
DENIAL FROM THE SON
OF SLAIN J. A. SCOTT
? Joseph Tyler Scott, son of Junlue A.
Scott, who was killed by an unknown
person some woeks ago, wh le standln*
behind the counter of his store at Twenty
eighth and Main Streets, ha? written
the following letter for publication:
Richmond, Va.. Oct. 26, 1903.
Th? son of Junius A. Scott, deceased,
makes this statement to the public:
? Slnco the murder of my father, ther?
have been some very false reports col?
lected and published. I do not blame
the papers nor the reporters, but 1 do
blame tho long-tongued gosslpers.
I declare myself Jfir.tcent of any knowi- >
edge of tho case fun her than my state- !
mente made before and in the presen :a I
of the proper authorities.
I am very sorry for some of the per?
sons that have made falso statenien.s I
and being caught up with and quest.on- I
ed, have donled thene statements, saying
that they stand Iti fear of me.
I am very sorry for such? weak-m'ndod
persons, for If -any person or persons In :
Richmond can givo any Inform?t on to
tho police, thnt will lead to tho capturo j
of tho murderer, Ic-t them do so and ?
stand In fear of no one or nothing and I I
will give one hundred dollars myself. I
I don't care who the Information con?
cerns?my brother, my sisters, my w'fe,
my wife's brother or even myself. I shall
not alter my rewnrd. for I care not who
the parties be who dd the crime, I
have no respect for persons connected
In such ft cold-blooded murder and th?
punishment for such persons cannot ba
too severe.
. But this one thing, dear people, do not
forget: Judge not that you be not Judged
for you shall bo even so Judged by your
own Judgment and punished accord!? g
to same. If the false gossip concernine
the murder of my father Is not s'.opped
by this statement. 1 will pro? eed to law,
where they will be forcod to stop. For
I a.m Innocent, as [ have stated teforo.
I have also had misfortune enough ?
past years and don't wish for my charac?
ter to be disgraced, for boyhood's things
should not grow into any young man'/
life.
Let the future always right the past
Wishing everybody to read this and boar
In mind that any Information that Is
true and can be proven concern ng tho
murder of Junlus A. Scott is worth morn
than I am really able, to pay, but I'M
give ?00.
Yours truly to all,
JOSEPH TYLER SCOTT.
BIG TRUCK
OVERTURNED
A Crash Last Night While
. Speeding to a Fire.
TILLERMAU REINTZ HURT
Others Jumped and Escaped Injuries.
A Blare at the Lewer Gas VNorks
Was the Cause of the
Alarm?
'? A. .coincidence of Are alarms shortly
after 8 o'clock last night in the eastern
end of.the city called out the greater por?
tion of. the fire department, and In re?
sponding.to an alarm from the lower gas
works tiie" Piayes truck, ??o. 1. from the
Broad Street station, -w?soverturned .on
lower' Main Street, between Twenty
eighth Street and W.llliamsburg Avenue.
Six?' firemen -who ; were oh it, besides
Driver W, B. Dudford, arid rLletitenont
Charles.H, Rointz,Vtlllerman,. alt escaped
serious injury, ami only- Lieutenant
Reintz was hurt at all.' He was entangled
among the ladders and the steering gear,
[ and received a. painful but not serious
j bruise just above his right knee. The
tsuck and horses escaped damage. ?
?\ <?>-'? TWOvFJRE ALARMS.
An-alarm .was sent:in from Thirty-first
and.Brood Streets about 8:20 o'clock, ow
.inf to tho-explosion of a lamp in a resi?
dence, on Thirty-first Street, between
Broad and Marshall, calling.out steamers
1 "and 2 and truck No. 2. Tho fire was
not serious, being extinguished without
the aid of the. firemen, but before tho two
steamers and* truck returned to thoir
houses, an alarm came In from box 724,
at tho lower gas works, and Chief Puller
ordered steamers 7 and?'8 and truck 1 to
respond. It was while running from
? Tenth and Broad to the Fulton tiro that
: the accident to tho heavy truck occurred.
I While running at a, moderate speed down
: lower Alain Street, east of Twenty-eighth,
? a street car. was encountered. The ear
| stopped, the street at. this point being
! rather narrow between car tracie and curb
on the? south side, In . order to givo the
truck onsler passage. Just as the truck
approached, he rear? wheel, controlled by
'the tiller, became entangled in the groove
of the track, and failed to respond to
Lieutenant Rointz's efforts to steer it
clear. 'The front wheels were clear of the
track,? but tho tiller e/id swung along on
'the rail, and :ftnally swung against the
standing trolley car.?
? TRUCK TURNED OVETt
The clash slightly Injured tho fender
and front of tho car, hut it caused the
long, top-heavy truck to keel over on Its
(Continued on Third Page.)
SANTIAGO FALLS
AFTER HARD FIGHT
Insurgents Triumph in the
Dominican Republic: Pres
entGGVGrnment Docmcd.
(By Associateli Press.) t
CAPE HAYT1EN, HAYTI.' Oct. 26,-Th*
town of Santiago In the Dominican Re?
public, was surrounded this morn.tg by
insurgent troops under the. command of
General Epifanio. Rodriguez. After se?
vere light'ng, whloh lasted for hevei.il
hours and during whloh a. number of
men wero wounded, the revolutionists
triumphed and Santiago fell Into their
hands.
Tho revolution, which has broken nut
In the northern part of the Republic of
Santo Domingo and w-ll'ch has already;
jreeultad In *ho, establishment o( a ?>?- ?
visional government at Puerto Plata, un- I
dor the presidency of Generili Morales,
was caused, according lo advices recelvi.il
hero, by the numerous custom-house
frauds and the prevarications of tho Min?
isters of War and of F nunco. The sig?
nal for tho outbreak of the revolt was
given ut 2 o'clock on Saturday aftornnn? ?
by three cannon shots, That same even- |
ing all tho partisans of President Woe y
Gil. At Puerto Plata were arrested. The
Inhabitants of Monte Cristi, La Logne
and Moca united and attacked Saiv.lago,
Tolegraphln conimunlcat on between San?
tiago and \j3. Voga has fceon severed. The
revolutionary outbreak is extending, and
tho general opinion is that tho govern? ,
??ont of president Wo? y Gil Is lp*/ ?
HIGH MARKS
FOR COTTON
Great Excitement and Activity
In the Market.
VIOLENT FLUCTUATIONS
Near Months Soarad Twenty to Forty
Points High.r aud Market Closed
Vk ith High Net Gains?Transac?
tions for Day Break Records.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch).
NEW YORK, Oct. '?6.?There was great
excitement and activity at the open.ng of
the cotton market to-day. More or. less
general frosts had been reported in the
cotton belt over Saturday and Sunday,
and with Liverpool this morning exhibit
Ing great firmness, there was a scare of
shorts hero that started prices some 20
to 4J points.higher. October closing Satur?
day at 0.06 sold up to 10.10 on the call,
while December touched '10.2S': January,
16.25.; March, 10.20, and May, 10.20. This
enormous gain naturally attracted heavy
realllng, and after the call prices were
doprcsscd several points on tho more ac?
tive positions.. Tho activity continued all
the morning and fluctuations were irreg?
ular and violent.. Generally speaking, tne
tone was firm. From the highest point
early, there waa a reaction before mid?
day of 25 points on October to 11 to 17
points on tho other positions. Notwith?
standing the heavy estimates for to-mo.
row's receipts, short cohering continued in
volume, and the market regained most of
Its losses with prices In tho early nftor
noon 25 to .35 points higher than Satur
j day.
? There was little dlmlnultlon in activity
or excitement during tho afternoon ,and
the transactions for the day broke all
I previous records, nearly a million and a
? half bales, according to estimate. The
I market was finally steady. 2fi to 31 points
! net higher, this representing a reaction
I from the best of 18 points on October, and
of 1 to 7 points on later posi Tons. All tho
; months later thnn January sold at new
high prices for the seaHon,
SOME EXCITEMENT ON
LIVERPOOL EXCHANGE
(By Associated Press.)
LIVERPOOL, Oct. 2S.-There was con?
siderable excitement on the Liverpool Cot?
ton Exchange to-day on rumors that de?
struction frosts In the, American cotton
belt probably would result In the next
cotton crop not exceeding 11,000,000 bales.
Prices jumped several points and antici?
pations of a "squeeze" next summer were
expressed.
TRUE BILL FOUND
AGAINST DR. JAY
(By Assooiated Press.)
ASHVILLE, N. C, October 16:?
The grand Jury found a true bill against
Dr. J. V. Jay, charged with the murder
of Ws three' children, and he will be
arraigned for this crime to-morrow morn?
lng. Jay's wife is still critically 111.
SENATOR STEWART
WEDS YOUNG WIDOW
Ho Marries Mrs. Mary Agnes
Cone, Widow of the Late
Theodore Cone.
(By Associated Press.)
ATLANTA, GA? Oct. ?M.-Unlteil States
Senator William 11, Stewart, of Nevada.
was married to-n ght at 7 o'clock l.i u
privat? parlor of tho Piedmont liptel, <f
Atlanta, to Mrs. Mary Agnes Cone, will >w
Of tho lute Theodore t\ Cone, of Geo? ??a,
and for severa) years past a resident of
Washington, 1). C.
Tim ceremony was private, the only
witnesses being linn. Thomas M. Not
wood, of Savannah, who pervod in ti e
Senate thirty years ago with Henaioi
Stowart, Hon. Clink llowell and Staio
Treasurer r. E. Park
The ceremony was performed by RAV,
H. 8. Bradley, ex-Sonator Norwood, act?
ing as best man. The bride ami saura
? leave to-morrow at auQU. ita Wi^h^ion? ,
CREMSHAW
PLA??S
ADOPTED
Bond Issue Settled by
the Committee.
MINORITY REPORT
TO THE COUNCIL
There Alay Be One in Favor
of McCarthy Plan.
MATTER DISCUSSED
AT GREAT LENGTH
Captain McCar.h/ Asks Twenty Min*
utes, but Takts Ovsr an Hour, to ',
Assail Theories of Mr. Cren
shaw?Mayor Taylor Asks
to Be Excused from
Discu-.s.ng IV,after.
The Committee on Finance and th#
Sinking Fund Commissioners yeterday af?
ternoon adopted the Crenshaw bond Is
suo plan, and it now goes to, the Council
for action by that body. <
The vote was eleven to four in favor
of the plan offered by Mr. Crenshaw over
that of City Accountant McCarthy, those
voting for the latter having been Messrs.
Cottrell. Turpin, Andeison and Rennolds!
The latter gentlemen gave notice that
they would probably present a minority
report In tavor of tne McCarthy plan. '
? One of the first incidents of the meeting
was an invitation to His Honor, Mayor
Taylor, through'.Mr. Sp'enc?, io give his
views on tho question, but he''expressed
ihe hope that the committee would 'ex?
cuse nun, and kept his seat..??*
Ihe plan ollereci by Mr. Crenshaw and
adopted provides lor tho issuance of fcU),
Ow) of tour per cent.? bonds maturing In
tl;irty-tour year. ? .>
The auditor is Instructed to sell-as many
of tnese bonds as whl, together "with
profits arising trom such sa.e, aggregate
J.M)3,'.'8;?, helng? .the-face value-of the six
i per cent, bonds falling-duo on January
? 1. 1304, less quota of" sinking fund appli
! ct'i)c thereto ''-;? *" '
The sinking finid-is to commence. : on-'
January 1, 11*04, and shall he paid??'semi-'
annually at tho rate of one'and "a half
per cent, for thirty-four yeals. This
sinking fund shall be kept up until Octo-.
ber 1, l'.i.u, or until all the bonds shall,
have been paid.
SE?SiON IK DETAIL.
The Joint body was called to order at
4:15 o'clock P. M., and tho city account?
ant was given thirty minut?e In which,
to' speak,
Captain McCarthy took the floor and
began to riddle the Crenshaw plan from
Ins standpoint with characteristic earnest?
ness. Mr. Crenshaw sought to put some
"kicking straps" on the city accountant
In the outset, but the. latter proved a lit
tel "foxy," and proceeded to discuss'the
subject in h!s own way. He made some
mathematical d?monstrations on tht
blackboard, and the situation reminded
one of u school-room, with Captain Mc?
Carthy as teacher and the committee his
chi ss.
Ho contended that tho total gain in
eleven years, according to Mr. Crenshaw'?
?vu ligures, would be only $7,31". H?
asked if any one desired to challenge lila
conclusions, and Mr, Crenshaw said he
would do so at the proper timo. "I want
you to do it now," said Captain McCarthy,
but the committee urged him to proceed.?
In another calculation ho demonstrated
that tho Crenshaw plan would leave the
sinking ftuid iltH.JJ? short In eleven
years. In contrasting this with his o.wrt
plan, the speaker claimed that the latter
would produce at the end of eleven years
$2,403,540.
"These figures cannot be contradicted,"
he declared, "and tho Question Is, which
will you take?"
"Twenty minutes," he said. "Is a very
short time to discuss a $7.000.000 debt,
which has been neglected for tweiity-'flve
years. I am willing on my part to de?
vote years of my time to It."
' The scheme of Mr, Crenshaw, lie said,
could not bo adopted. If the. mandates o?
the law were to be obeyed! "They have
assumed this, that and the other, whjoh
I deny. If there Is reason In these as?
sumptions, the man who wrote the city
charter was a stupid and arrogant fool."
AFTER CITV ATTORNEY.
He dwelt at sopie length upon the city
attonipv's opinion, and said he had made
a mistake and had not said what he in?
tended to say In his opinions. "Still, I
take him at his word," ho went on, "and
I again nsrert that von cannot adopt this
plin w'thout running booted <ind spurred
over your exclusive lecnl ndviser."
Instead of twenty minutes, the city ac?
countant had spoken for over an hour,
and his remarks were of a hUhly Inter?
esting nature. Tho speaker declared that
It would pay the city to spend JIOO.OOO
to defeat the Crenshaw plan, and <f he
Inri tho monev to sp'?re he would gladly
put It un himself before tho plan should
bo adopted.
He went again .after the city attorney's
OiMplmi, find ovclnvd th?t tho Council
should go to the Legislature on bended
knee ?mil with tearful eves und beg that
the charter be so amended as not to be
???-,??? ?>'' holn? twisted so ??? lo p? siigli
an absurdity ns was hor^ prorin??d, Tho
K-,o-.i-n.. ???Iti h? n'?s no "l-ivmi|n" on
this silbj'-ot. ?in! Iho "vMi Who ?-"-ed to
meet l)lm on thp bond.^lseue question w.is
hlmpelf ?m "mi-iu-t" ?nd. ? "luyinnn,'!
for he had. m'de a dilu??-nt studv of Ihn
subject, and claimed to Irnv some sene?.
Captain .McCarthy lind spoken nearly
two hours, and he now concluded, nnd
Mi?. CretlshRW took thfl floor and spoke
?it so"'o length for the plan offered bv
himself.
Ut? l'harged tho City Accountant w-'th
'?.hivtglhiR" the figures and admitted th.it
he, hlmt-elf, was an "upstart" mu? "lv?
nnn" when considered by Captalo; Mo?
(. artby.
QUITE A STRONG SPEECH.
Mr. Cien'haw m-ido a verv stron? pre?
sentation of his plan, and h* chiracer
Ized some of Contain McCarthy*! .'tate
v++~t& a* wnong the nio#t absurd a.nd or??

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