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THE WANT ADS.
THIS TIMKH, FOUNDED 1S8?.
???E DISPATCH, FOUNDED 1850.
WHOLE NUMBER 16,382.
ttlC?MOND, ??? FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS.
"WASHINGTON'. Oct. M.-Forocast tor
fcftclay find Saturday;
Virginia-Increasing clOlldlnohfl Friday
With warmer In Ilio west portion; rain
Saturday; variable winde. shifting to trcsh
North Carolina?Increasing cloudiness;
Friday with rain In west portion. Satur?
day raini(fresh east to southeast wind.-.
Yesterday Richmond weather watt mod
??rat", cloudless, altogether :i lyutatil Oc?
stati?: or Titti thkrmomf.tlr.
? ?. M.52
12 M. ?
s- r. m.??
? P. M. M
8 I?. .M. ,-,-.?
12 midnight .:..-)*
Averngo . :,7'7.
-t ? .__. ?
Highest leni perai i)ro yesterday. U)
lx>wc8t temperature yestorday.!!7
Monti temperatura yesterdav .;.?
Normal temperature for October.fi?
Departure rrom normal temperature... oa
Precipitation dutlng past 24 hours.00'
? MlNIATI'llK ALMANAC.
Ooti ."Vi, )?:!.
Run ri<< iS. 0;M ? II I'll I TIDEi
Sun sots. ,"i:14 ; Morning. I
Moon ?...??.12:?; livening.12:.1I |
Big meeting of Todd's friend? last
night: Brauer* (action also hears lively
talks from Senator B?rksdal? and pthere;
pevera! meetings promised for to-night,
one In Barton Heights-Water Commit?
tee entertain* proposition to arbitrate ,
clectroysls matter?The Chlpman method
to clear water by electricity witnessed by
prominent chemist? and citizen?-Hie
preparations being made roi- thr. dos show
?Two Area follow each other closely and
both require stubborn light? to subdue?
BrOadVStree.t Choir entertained by Board
of stewards-Charm and Jewel presented
Mr. Allleon by men ut Locomotive Works !
-- -Religious papers of Richmond art? hot I
after Dowle-Fever situation among |
Mexicans Where Vlrglnl?'missSonarl?s are
nt. work Ik wr>m.-- ?Now Sunday school to
bo organized In Fulton-Commercial
Parer to be issued Irl'.Richmrin?-News
about tho railroads and railroad men?
Interesting cases In Supreme Court of
filato next week-Recruiting station for ?
marine corps soon to be opened In this
rlty. MANCULSTER? Mas mie bazaar
closes to-night, having been a pronounced
iiicce.'.'s-Tribe of Joseph-Confederate
Veterans of Manchester to attend reunion
of the Crater-Joint session of Council
? last night: Superintendent Allen re-elect?
History Committee? report read by
Judge Christian to the Grand Camp of
Confederalo Veterans at Newport News
and was fully endorsed; the report com- j
mended by a prominent North Carolina I
veteran; grand pararle of veterans through
the street?; Daniel makes a hrilliant ad- |
dress at night In the Academy-The At
torf.ey-General decides that a registrar
cannot bo a Judge of election-Alleged
highwayman acquitted In Surry County |
Court-Court at Frederlckshurg awards ?
a child to Its mother which liad been I
taken by Its father-A bear that Invad- j
f-d Lynchburg found In decomposed stato
two v'O'jks after Its mysterious disappear
ance-Daughters of Revolution to aid j
In building a reproduction of Monticello at ?
St. Louis-A cvf!r.en drowned and one
drops d?ad In Mnthews?Fire destroys a
dwelling In Mecklenburg-Company
formed in Winchester to maire sugar -In
.Mexico-Board of Visitors of tho Uni?
versity called to meet November loth;
Uio faculty endorse tl?.? suggestion that
the Universi!, ? should' be conspicuously
, represented at St. Louis-Telephone |
Joker In Petersburg has been arrested, and
proves to bo a small boy-Trip of cruiser
Baltimore to San Domingo delays depart?
ure of mosquito tleet to Manila-Jones
Lros., of Nassawoddox. Va., file petition
Bmployes of the Biltmoro estate to be
tried for Irregularities-Four big char?
ters granted by tho Secretary of Slate, ag?
gregating over seven millions of capital
-William Headen on trial for murder
at Gnenfboro-Officers of Onllford Bat?
tle. Cha?ner, Daughters of American Revo?
lution, of Greensboro, elected-The letter
of tho absconding cashier was a bluff?
Raleigh Aldermen to elect dispensary com?
missioners-Farmers' day at the negro
fai-,-? at Raleigh-Missionary Convention
?t Li Grange,
Steck prices sag with the exception or I
Amalgamated Copper: volume of dealings
very small; money firmer; bonds some?
what weak In sympathy with stocks-I
'Ch?mas Hechte), brother of the murdered
girl, kills himself by cutting his throat
In his cell; police tell story of the crime,
Which is to the effect that the brother
Struck Miss Bechtel, knocking her against
bureau in her room, killing her; family
then agreed upon story told by mother
Sam Parks testifies In ids own behalt.
and thj watchfulness of his lawyers saves
him from embarrassing questioning?
Mrs. Emma Booth-Tucker, Salvation
Army leader, Is killed in a train wreck;
husband Bwoons when told of the tragedy
?Senator llanna Is said to have doter;
mined to resign the chairmanship of the
Republican Committee, owing to his |n
ablllty to get wealthy men to contribute
to ihn Republican campaign fund
Health men recommend that the army
catiteen bo re-established, as they consider
Its abandonment to have been very detri?
mental to the health and morals of the
enlisted men of the army both In this
country and in the Philippines?a fraud
order is Issued against the association for
the pensioning of ex-slaves-Hick Welles
In an effort tu lower the world's running
record for a mile does not quito come up
to bis former mark-Hennis wins feature
race at Aqueduct and lowers tho record
for the track-Over hundred people and
1'orty-tlvo police hurt In riot In the work
iugnio.n's district in Paris-Troops at Bll
hoa, Spain, have groat difficulty In cop?
ing with tho striking rioters.
TRAGEDIES IN MATHEWS
A Citizen Drown .d and One Drops
D ad?A toy Thrown and Hurt.
MATI1KWK. VA.. Oct. 20.?Tho body
of Mr. W. F. Adams was found to-day
In shoal water, near /lorn Harbor, Math
ews county. Adams, who wus a nailve of
Mathews, enmo (rom Cupo, Charles about
ten days ago and landed at Horn Har?
bor, bis family not hearing anything
of hint telegraphed to Capo Charles for
Information, learned uf his laud ng ten
A pearuhing party was sent out and sunn
found Ilio body In Deep Crock, which is
near his home,
The son of Mr Charles Cteakle, of the
Gleeb, .Mnthews, was tlirowu from a
horse to-day and .seriously Injured,
Mr. Spencer Forest also of tho Qleeb
neighborhood, dropped dead yesterday,
in a field while digging potatoes.
A'Hot I C mp r v.
(Bpocial to Tho Times.Dispatch,)
ll.\l)l'"UltH, VA.. Oct. '?--? new hotel
company has been formed In Fast Rnd
ford with tho following members; Mr.
Holds Baldwin. Mr. L ?t. Clair Brown,
Mr, Waller Cassell and Mr. Clifton
These young gentlemen have leased Ho?
tel Norwood. Fust Rail ford's leading hos?
telry, from Captain w. t. Baldwin, who
has run It successfully for several years.
Mr, Fields Baldwin will he manager of
ilio hotel: Mr. Calseli, his assistant, and
?Mr, Kcarnes, secreLuy and treasurer,
Thomas Bechtel Cuts His
Throat in Prison.
WAS STONE DEAD
Throng of People Went to
, Murdered Girl's funeral.
STORY OF CRIME
Thomas Bechtel Struck Girl, a Heavy
Blow on Cheek and She Fell Against
Bureau?When Picked Up She
Was Found to Be Dead.
The Family Agreed on
' Stor/ Told. ' '
(By Associated Press.)
ALLEXTOW.V PA., Oct. 21).-Thomas
Bechtei; who was held awaiting Investi?
gation of the murder of his plater, Mabel
If Bechtel, at thoir homo a fe-v .i.?.vs
as??, committed a.ilcid?? this cvenln? in
Ills cell in the Central Police Station.
The pouce consider this act as a practical
acknowledgement of Bechtei's guilt.
Bechtel was In coll NO. 2, on the light
r??c of the. corrider. Several relatives
and friends were admitted u s:o him
thin afternoon. About 4 o'clocK he railed
across the corridor to Alfred Eckstein,
Miss Beehtel's ? affianced lovor, wfto 's
also held pending the coroner':: inquest:
"Hello. Al. aro you there?"
"Yes," answered Eckstein.
Bechtel responded: "I w.sh you wc'e
here, with me now, that we might die to?
These were the last words heard from
Bechtel. A short time later Eckstein
called Bechtel and got no unswer, but he
thoiight he heard an unusual gurgle.
House-Sergeant ? Frank G. Koth had neon
through tlit cells only a short time be?
At a quarter past ." o'clock he enter?
ed the corridor and called both men. Get?
ting no answer from Bechtel he. looked
into his cell and was appalled to see a
stream of Mood running over the cell
floor. Bechtel had laid himself on the
bench In ills cell und cut his throat w th
a knife. He was dead when found. The
knife lay near him on the lloor. How he
got the knife is not known.
Intense excitement prevailed at police
?headquarters to-nl?ht. Dense ^crowds
pressed against the windows and doors
and filled the street for h-alf a block
The funeral of the murdered girl took
place this afternoon, tho services being
held at her late home. A steady stream
of people entered the house and filed past
the casket containing the body until tho
services began at 2 o'clock.
Gathered al>out the hier of the mur?
dered girl was the aged mother, who is
a physical wreck, and who is almost con?
stantly in hysterics: the three daughters
and three of tiie four sons. The absent
one was Thomas. He had been refused
permission to attend the funeral on the
advice of the distr'ct attorney. When
Beohte; wa ?told that he would not bo
permitted to take a parting farewoll of
his dead sister he raved. His fury was
intense Tho family also felt bitter.
Story of the Crime.
The suicide of Thomas Bechtel has been
folowed by the police officials telling tho
story of the murder of Miss Bechtel, as
gathered by them. It atarte wJtli last
Thursday, when Echsteln accompanied
Miss Bechtel to Philadelphia. Ho left
here there and returned home. YVelsen
l.urg met her in Philadelphia and accom?
panied her to Allentown. They remained
together until midnight. Thomas Bechtel
heard of this, and being strenuously op?
posed to Welsenburg, he upbraided her
In lier room upon lier return home. He
struck her a powerful blow on the cheek,
causing her to fall heavily against, a
bureau. When picked up she was dead.
Members of the family held a. council and
decided upon the story made public, on
Tuesday, and upon the disposition of the
body and clothing as found. Charlee
Bechtei's slater's hatchet was used In
striking a blow on tho head of t]je dead
girl to givo semhlanco of the assault.
Eckstein knew nothing of tho murder,
the police say.
Information, charging- murder, has been
FOR E, L. WENTZ
AClairvoyantSays He Is Dead
and Tells Where to
iSpeoial to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
BRISTOL, VA.. Oct. 2'J.?Tho detec?
tives and searching parties were busy
again to-day In connection with tho
mystery surrounding the missing young
millionaire? Edward !.. Wentz. The
Wentz family gave out nothing except
that a new rumor In Wise county, Va.,
was being investigateli.
Outside perlions anxious to get the big
reward offered for tin- return of tho
millionaire hud a repicsi'ulatlve consult
tho woman clairvoyant al Huntington,
\V. Va., to-day, who liad said she could
? privato telegram to-night fVoin tho
man who saw tho clairvoyant say? tho
woman declaios Wentz Is dead and gives
Instructions where lo find hin body.
? prominent Bristol lady had dreamed
that tVcntz was mindere! and his body
lodged against the entire Bechtel family.
.lohn and Chnyles Bcohte) and Eck?
stein were committed to Jail In default
Of $600 hail bond each as witnesses.
Mrs. Bechtel and daughters were al?
lowed to go, no ball being required.
At. the Inquest to-night sevrai wit?
nesses were heard, hut counsel for the
?lochte!? refused to allow them to tes?
tify on account of the charge of murder
against them. The hearing will con?
THE " HENRICO TANGLE".
NOT "HENRICO TOUGHS "
in fl recent Issue of The Times-Dispatch
u typographical error made It appear
that t|ii> word "loujths" was used In
application to Ihr element of the llon
rlco voting population supporting Mr.
W. .1. Todd for the ofllce of treasurer.
It was manifestly an error, as 'will be
observed from the seneVnoe in which
the word occurred, but this opportunity
is taken to make ft all tho more p'uln.
The sentence read;
"On th<? one hand will ?ippear several
of the select members of the Insubordi?
nate County Committee In behalf of
their candidate: on the otllfu* will ap?
ocar ?? Urllllnnt array of State Coinmlt
lee material. Including the author of the
famous pure election law, which was
? he starting point for the Hcnrico tangle,
bgt which Is now lost somewhere among
The sentence should have. read "Hcn?
rico tangle" Instead of Henrlco "toughs."
OPEN'S ATTACK ON
CITY OF PUERTA PLATA
??G? HAYT1EN\ HAYTl, Oct. 29; via
Paris.?The Dominion government oruls
cr Independencia, to-day attacked Puerto
Plata, the. port on the north coast of the
Island, which Is in the hands of the in?
Interesting Demonstration of
the Ghipman Process.
ELECTRIC CURRENT'S ACT
Muddy Water from the James Made
Clear as Crystal by Means of an
Electric Current Passed Through
It by the Chiprrun Process.
The frmphUheafr* of the University Col?
lege of Medicine was well filled lost
night to witness the demonstration of the
Chtpmaji process of clarifying water,
! James Klvcr water being used.
In tho audience were many students
and men well versed In chemistry, as
weil as many laymen and eevoral city
uinclals. -soiable in the audience wero
City Engineer cutsnaw, Major uiway b.
Alien, City ClerK B. T. August, unu
councilman Ailen and others connected:
??uh the city government.
After the demonstration Mr. Chlpman
read a number of letters from well
Known chenuEts and scientists In various
parts of tho country and from cities
where the process of clarification had
been tried, all endorsing tho work. Then
ne explained su?jvvliat the methud and
the cost of this process. Many questions
were fired at the spoaker and tho dem?
onstrator, Mr. Henry H. Hurt, of tho
State Department of Agriculture, chiefly
by Colonel Cutshaw. Dr. Otto Meyer and
-Major Allen, but the demonstrator and
tho owner of the parent usually had a
ready answer, and apparently had the
sympathy afld favor of the bulk of the
A small tank equipped with electrical
apparatus and the metallic process used
in clarification was located on the dem?
onstrator's table, and abovo was a black?
board, with tho result of analyses of
James River water before and after the
electric clarifying process, made by Mr.
Hurt, showing the changes effected in
the water by the action of the electricity
and tho metals used, chiefly aluminum
and tin. James River water, as taken
(Continued on Seventh Pago.)
Brauer and Todd Forces
MR. TODD DENIES
Says it Is Deliberate. Con?
temptible and False.
ATTACKS MADE ON ?
Brauer People Meet in Todd's Terri?
tory, and Hold a Meeting?Senator
from Halifax Speaks Again and
Calls County. Committee
Candidate ; a Bolter.
?. ? ?
Oihar Meet ngs.
Political fires, glowjng -with a heat that
shows no time-wrought loss In intensity,
blazed fOTtb from ttvo directions at the
same time In Heniico county last night.
With a space' of considerable measure?
ment between them upon this occasion
tho warring clans gathered again and
around the camp-ef?ol whooped and
cheered while oratore skilled in the lan?
guage of the tribe attacked each other
from the distance.
It is a curious spectacle that present?
ed itself for contemplation?the two an?
tagonistic meetings made up of oratory
and sustained, by speakers that clashed
at every turn. UhllKe tho Hardin's.Snop
Incident, the factions' camped far apart
this time, but they'iwere from?start to
finish busied with each other. lit wa*
Todd, Brauer and ??raiier, Todd, each
denouncing tho other and both calling
for the commendation of the voters. The
State Committee was lined up against
the County Committee, and representa?
tive? of the on'o tri?rt ^oglve an exhibi?
tion of how maiiy'sp-;, jej It could ham?
mer out of the other ft&id. vice versa.
Two ?" eetings.
In Shumaker's precinct a. great Todd
gathering cheered to th? echo everything
that touched up the cause of the candi?
date of the County Committee. Mr. Ruf
fin. chairman of the party In the county;
Mr. Throckmorton and Mr. Coalter, two
attorneys; Mr. Hechler and Mr. Tood all
spoke. The State Committee was roasted
on a. spit and Senator Barksdalc was
hotly ?ssalled on his record as a Demo?
crat and his consistency in offering a
bill providing for pure elections. Other
names also ? were called and held up to.
ridicule. . Mr. Todd denounced as con?
temptible and false the affidavit held by
Mr. Sands and made .?in' explanation of
his letter. He closed tho speaking and
again said that the State Committee
had been manipulated by the Brauer peo?
In Chestnut Hill, the homo territory
of Todd, t'ho Brauer forces assembled.
Congressman Flood could not be pres?
ent. Mr. Sands and Mr. Barksdale both
spoke again, and both severely attacked
Todd and tho County Committee. The
Senator from Halifax reiterated his
statement that Mr. Todd is a boltor from
the party and that "he is placing his
desires above his better sense of right,
and that he wants the office for the
As In the case of the other, the meet?
ing was hot from the beginning to tho
But a few days now remain before the
election will bo' held. Tho work that'is
being dono by the two sides Is something
tremendous, and! these few days will be
crowded full. The fight waxes warmer
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
THE HISTORY REPORT
OF THE GRAND CAMP
JUDGE GEORGE L. CHRISTIAN,
Chairman of tho Grand Camp's History Committee.
FIRE TO FIRE
Apparatus Engaged by Stub?
born Blazes Last Evening.
THE OLD DISPATCH OFFICE
Building at Twelfth ard Main Damaged
by Fire and Water?Old S;one House
on Cary Street Passes Through
Another Fiery Tempeot.
Two stubborn fires followed each other
In rapid succession yesterday afternoon.
Hardly, had the firemen returned their
apparatus to the engine houses yesterday
after one before they wero called out
again to another, aud what uppeared
a very dangerous one.
The first' alarm - was duo to a blaze
In IFagan's junk -warehouse, In tho old
stone structure next 'to the southeast
corner of Cary and Eighth Streets, a few
minutes after G? P. M.
The second was turned In from box
13, at Main and Twelfth Streets, and was
due to fire In the rear of the old Dis?
patch building, now occupied by Frank
W. Danner. representing the Equitable
Assurance Society, and by the Richmond
Machine Type Company.
Both fires attracted immense crowds,
andl were more or less spectacular, but
the total damage from the two will
hardly reach four thousand dollars.
The fire at Twelfth and Main bogan
just after dark, and was scenic, light?
ing up the sky brilliantly.
Burned Junk Shop.
Fierce flames ato up tho contents of
the junk shop owned by Mr. Edward
Fagan, on Cary Street, near Eighth, In
(Continued on Second Page.)
DOWIE TALKS OF
MaKes Up His Mind He Isn't
Worth Powder and Shot.
Has Had Good Time
(By Associated Press,)
NEW YORK. Oct. 29.-At the early
morning service to-day John Alexander
Dowlo announced to his followers an?
other crusade. He told his host to re?
turn to Zlon City and save their money
against tho expenses of another crusade,
because "tho good work of spreading
the restoration meseage was going to be
carried far and wide."
Before he appeared on the platform at
tho naon meeting, It was announced that
fifty converts had been secured during
tho campaign of the sioniste lu this city,
and that they would he baptized on Sun?
Concerning Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst,
"Thore's that miserable Parkhurst. lie
tolls over hie sermons and his hearers
toll whllo listening to thorn. I have
made up my mind that i Parkhurst Isn't
worth powder and shot, Ho nover In
his life addressed ?an many people as 1
address In ono woek. I never heard that
Dr. Parkhiiist hud to get the police to
keep people- out of his church os thoy
have to do at my meetings.
"What do I care what they say about
me. Bah. I preach to more than a mil?
lion every week. I've had a pretty good
timo lu New York, oui there's a better
COLONEL BRYAN IS
ORDERED OFF STEPS
Was Not Allowed to Speak to
Crowd from Approach to
(By Associated Press.)
TOLEDO, OHIO. Oct. 20.?William J.
Bryan was to-night ordered off tho steps
of the Toledo postonico by the watchman
In charge of the building. Colonel Bryan,
who was on his way homo from the East,
stopped over for tho night and late this
afternoon a meeting was arranged, and
ho was to speak from the stops of the
postonico. Two thousand people hint
gathered and ho was about to opon the
meeting when tho watehman quietly went
to Frank Niles, candidato for lieutenant
governor, and Informed him that Col?
onel Bryan could not speak from the
steps, but What ho would hnvo to got
down on the street curb. Mr. Niles at
once made the announcement that the
meeting would he held on the corner, and
the crowd followed Colonel Bryan and
bis escort to tho,new stand,'
DEATH AT HER HOME
OF A NOBLE WOMEN
(By Associated Press.)
NRW YORK. Oct. ??' -Mrs. 13. C. Lau?
rence Is demi nt her home, Tho Ever?
greens. Scotch Plains, n. ,t. In tho civil
war she lived In the South, and though
a young woman, She ran tho blookado of
the James River. In Virginia, on two oo
caslons, ?omlne North and returning with,
medicine for tho sick and wounded sol?
diers of the South. Ilor homo was at
Americas, (ia.. and sho was n welcome
visitor fit /Midorsunville, where ?die as?
sisted In caring fur the Mitten soldiers,
as well as thoso of the Confederacy
WITHIN ONE WEEK
There Will be Many More in
Connection with Public
(By Associated Tress.)
WASHINGTON, Oct, 29,?Secretary
Hitchcock to-day received a telegram
from Portland, Ore., announcing tho In?
dictment of tliroo more persons in connec?
tion with the public land frauds In that
State. Tho telegram gave thu names of
the persons indicted as lCtnma B. Watson,
Guy Huff and Norman Williams, The wo?
man is charged with conspiracy In con?
nection with tho proceedings against Miss
Waru, the commissioner of tho ITn ted
States Court lor Orogon, who already
Is under Indictment; and Williams Is
charged with forgery in connection with
tho Nesbltt caso. The proceedings against
Huff Is for forgery, but Is an Indepen?
Upon bolng asked if he had anything to
say apropos of the indictment Secretary
Hitchcock replied! "Nothing, except that
the ball goes rolling on. There have been
seven indictments within a week, and
there will still lie many more."
Wed'ied Las' Night.
Mr Theodore Jandinga "ml Miss Anulo
Eloi'a Crow wore married at tho Union
Station Church parsonage at !>:*) o'clock
last night? Dr. John Hannon, pastor of
Union Station, performed the ceremony.
The brillo wore, a beautiful gown of white,
trimmed with luce. She carried a bouquet
Of Bride roses.
Tin, groom Is a prosperous young nier
chant ? reception was held afier the
?muilage *t No, JOOI East Main Street,
Pretty Beatrice Rosenthal
Dies In Great Agony.
CHARLESTON. S. C. GIRL
She Recently Inherited a Fortune and
Went to New York and Embarked
in Business?Coroner Investi?
gating Her Death.
(Special t/r< Tho Times-Dispatch.).
NEW YORK, Oct. 29.?Friends of
pretty Beatrice Rosenthal can give no
reason to explain why she was found
dying In her room In a Brooklyn board?
ing houso. Beforo a physician could
roach the house tho young woman was
dead. There seemed to be no Indica?
tions of suicide.
Miss Rosenthal was of a well known
Charleston, S. C, family, with whom
up. to three years ago she lived at King
and Buffet Streets, Charleston. Her
father died and left his fortune to his
two daughters, each receiving $215,000.
With this money Miss Rosenthal decided
to come to New York and embark In
business. To that end she found a posi?
tion In Brooklyn us an expert pho?
She returned to the house yesterday
afternoon and retired! Immediately to her
room, meeting the landlndy on her way
up, however, and exchanging? a few
pleasant words with her. She seemed
to be In the best of spirits and looked
the picture of health.
One of the young men boarders went
to his room after dinner, and, passing
Miss Rosenthal's room on the way up,
hoard In the girl's room groans and
faint cries as If some one was In agony.
He opened the door find saw the girl
lying on the floor writhing. Ho lifted
her to the lounge and hurried out to
summon a doctor. But she died before
tho doctor arrived. Tho coroner Is In?
(Special to Tho Tlmes-D'spatch.)
CHARLOTTE. N. C, Oct. 2U.?Tho safe
of the Floreneo Cotton Mills, at Forest
City, N. C, was? blown open by burglars
last night and between ft.000 and JJ.OOO
In cash was secured.
An Accident on the Baltimore
and Olilo Rail
(Special to The Tlrn.es?l>tepatch.).
8TAUNTON. VA.. Oct. 2?.?Passenger
train No. of), gulng south, on the Baiti?
moro and olilo Railway, due in Statuito,!
at half-i^isi ;j o'clock, was wrecked ne.ir
incronn, six miles north of Htauutou this
evening and did not reach? here until Into
to-n!glit. No one was hurt.
The train started In on a siilo track and
something being wrong with the switch,
the, track spread, part of the train run?
ning on the side truck and part keeping
on the main truci?,. The cugino and tati?
der was wrecked.
Eut rtainment To-rMig'M.
At Union Station Methodist church to?
night at x:ifi o'clock a musical and liter?
al? ? entertainment win io given (or the
benefit of the organ fumi. ?? unusually
attractive programme has buen arranged.
An Able and Interesting
COMMENDED BY A
A Grand Parade of Veterans
Through the City.
SPONSOR AND MAIDS
ATTEND IN LINE'
Excellent Reports by Adjutant-General
T. C. Morton?Captain John Lamb
Make? Interesting Report of
Camps in Richmond District.
Stepping Stones to Lit?
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspateh.).
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., Oct 29.-8kie<
of deepest blue, a brilliant sun, whose
rays were caught and flashed back from
tho broad hosom of the surroundlne
waters, a, bracing but balmy breeze-rail
these combined to make memorable :tb<?
second and most important day of th*
meeting of tho Grand Camp. Confederati?
W.terans of Virginia.
Through tho broad streets of the bus?
seaport city, a flutter from end to end
with Confederate colors, while eheerlne
crowds thronged the sidewalks, the an?
nual parade of the veterans wound Us
way this afternoon. Strains of sweetest
music cheered the gray-clad heroes on
their way, while the line was graced by
tho presence? of the pretty sponsors and
maids of honor of tho Veterans and Soni-".
In addition to tho local camps and those?
from other sections, the members of Loa
and Plckett Camps, of Richmond, took
part In the Inspiring pageant?ono of the
most impressive in tho history of the-Vir?
ginia Grand Camp.
While from a. public standpoint the pa?
rade was tho feature of the day, a matter
of more lasting Importance was the pre?
sentation of _ th? report ?of . the History
Committee, as read by its chairman.
Judge George L. Christian. This pap?r, an
able and excellent one, prepared' with
extremo care, was read by Ita author,
and heard with close attention and evi?
Also of much interest to the veterana
was the report of Inspector-Genero! T. t".
Morton and tho assistant Inspectors from
tho various districts of tho State.
Tho veterans were a little slow in
gathering thin morning, but after the
camp was called to order tho big Academy
of Music was quickly filled by niemberi,
sponsors, mnlds of honor, and citizens
of Newport News.
On tho platform to-day. among other
well known people, was General Julian
S. Can?, grand commander of tho North
Carolina veterans, and Major John W.
Johnston, father of the famous authoress
of "To Have and to Hold," and "Audrey."
Major Johnston, by the way. Is likely to
succeed Judge George L. Christian fi*
chairman of the History Committee,
Judge Christian being slated for grand
Especially eloquent and appropriate wad
the prayer of Chaplain-General J. P.
Hydo on opening the camp this morning.
Dr. Hyde has acceptably filled this po?
sition for fifteen years.
Thorough and excellent were tho report*
submitted by Inspector-General T. C. Mor?
ton and his assistants. In his report Cap?
tain Morton says:
This has boon a busy and prospcrou*
year with us. The grand commander hau
been very active in visiting every section
of the State, organizing many uew camps1
and reviewing old ones, and by his aeal
and energy inspiring an interest which
has been most beneficial.
Your Inspector-general and some of hi"
assistants have been able also to got
around among tho camps more than usual,
as woll as visit sections where wo han
no organization, and veterans in remote
counties, who liad not before even heard
of us and our aims, have rallied to our
watchwords, "Truth of History and Hoi ?
For tho Needy."
1 find that much of the Interest and ac?
tivity now obtaining in our organization
can bo traced to tho ablo and instructive
reports of our history committee, which
havi) been freely distributed In pam?
phlet form among tho camps, outside com?
mands, and assistant Inspectors, One
camp was organized as the Immediate re?
sult of tho last report of tho committee
being distributed among commands In th*
county by Assistant Inspector-Genera t
John C. Swell, and tho interest of many
commands dates from their first reading
this excellent historical treatise.
The results have exceeded by far our
anticipations und, while, a? a rule, fig?
ure? are dry things, 1 can hero fu:nish
some, .so mingled with Biirpr|sJng facts
that they become Interesting. We began
tho year with lot camps. In twelve months
fifteen more have, been organized, a few
of which have, not yet secured tholr char
tors. Thoso new camps are marti y lu
counties where we have not before hud a
foothold?such os Dlckonson, Pati lek,
l?appahannock, Ule of Wight, Grayson,
Caroline, Washington; also ?nldlt onnl plies
secured in Wythe. bhenandoah, Amelia,
Campbell und in Richmond, one composer]
entlieh? of Mosby's men.
DEATHS AND RECRUITS,
? have not returns from all tho camp?,
and some have come In too late lor tills
report, but th? fleures accessible show such
li marked difference between the death*
mid addition of now men, that when It
Is remembered that U Is now forty-oiiu
years since Ila: war, our war, begun,
and most of tho veterans are over sixty,
many o? thorn oyur seventy and only
a few under lil'ty-llve yeais of age, th?
surprising tact appears that only ITS
deaths arc reported and I.3S7 recruits,
Thus apportioning the losses und gains
among the cnn.ps not reporting we hau:
about ?8? deaths and 1.650 additions, in?
cluding ii'-w c.unps, and a total member?
ship of ubUUt ?600 Til ? PUIIIpS reporting
show lini durine ih" year there 1)4*
peon paid Into their sovcral truu?ui'iiw
*;.:??? and remaining In the treasuries
f.'ii'.'.,', and thai 167 needy comrades have
?.?, assisted, while sixty have, been
buried at Hi??! expense ut their mqre foi
ii nal,? comrades. The camps nil report
?lint no need) comrade has been npgr
Icctcd ond no one dying, whether A member
,,r tiie rump or not, !,,? Peen .Ulowed to
Fist in a pauper's grave,
A few old campa report ? tailing (-.1