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THE DISPATCH, FOUNDKD IWO.
WHOLE NUMBER 16,401.
RICHMOND, VA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER. 21, 1U03.
PRICE TWO CdiNl fS.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
? The Weather.
1 * WASHINGTON, Nov. M.-Forocast for
Uatuiday nnd Sunday:
. ii'sinlu?I? air Saturday, partly cloudy
ar.d warmer Sunday; light to fresh north
Morth Carolina?Fair Saturday; partly
Cloudy and warmer Sunday with rain on
%fae ?oust; fiesli to brlsh northeast winds.
The temperature yesterday was keen,
bracing and pleasant, the mercury being
a little higher than on the preceding day.
? he outlook seems to be for somewhat
warmer weatlicr to-day and to-monow.
? ?. M..T7T!.32
12 M . S9
3 P. M.:.41?
? P. M....;.38
9 P. M.34
Average . 33 2-3
Highest tempchnture yesterday.41
Lowest temperatu.e yesterday.24
Mean temperature ye?terday.35
Normal temperature for November.G>0
Ueparture from normal temperature... 15
1'reclpltatlon during past 24 hours. 0
November 21. 1K3.
Fun rises.6:57 I HIGH TIDE
tfun sets.4:.",5 [ Morning.5:53
????? rises.7:08 | Kvenlng^..6:11
Attack on the young lady operutor at
kB bot by a man maddened by drink; he
makes his escape and Is being diligently
sought-BUI to eliminate mushroom so?
cial clubs-.Measure to require street
railway companies to provide seats for
all their passengers-A bold burglary
attempted In Pulton-Great interest tii
work of the Hcnrico grand Jury Monday
-?w pastors In some of the pulpits
to-mor ow-Richmond College and Ran
dolpn-Macon foot-ball teams to meet here
to-oay-.Many attend the big foot-ball
contest In Norfolk?Boys fined In the
Police Court for throwing rocks-Al?
leged policy ?hop Is raided?Opinion ren?
dered In a tobacco ca?e by the United
fctates Court-Deep Run Hunt Club to
meet at the Reservoir this aiternoon
Pretldent Stevens retuns to-day and def?
inite Information may be obtainable as to
the re-noval of the C. & O. general offices
-First of the Thomns lectures at Rich?
mond College last night-Large receipts
of tobacco. MANCHESTER?Birthday of
Mr. John H. Tally celebrated ; a great
number of friends present-City likely
to te supplied with water cleared by elec?
tricity before long?? compromise In the
case of John A. Sharp-Men to bo tried
on the charge of selling liquor without .a.
license?Judge Cloptou to preside over
the New Kent Court?Funeral of Mrs.
Maty Chapman this afternoon?Death of
Mrs. Maria \V. Crouch?Meeting to-day
to arrange for the Colonial Fair.
Portsmouth ladles organize an auxil?
iary to Jamestown?Newport News ama?
teurs to try farce comedy?Carlisle and
vi ginia /sans given a warm welcome at
jNor.'oin-Piominent horaemun propose
tn. give a horse show in Noriolk next year
-Golf club organized at Wll.lamsburg
Negro child bun.ed up nenr Yorktown
Hushing work on the Olympia, and the
iingshtp will make a quick run for Colon
une neg o shoots another to death in
Is.e of \% Ight?Man In Nansemond under
ixr?et for a crime against a thlmen year
old girl-A pretty young telegraph oper?
ator it Sabot saved from criminal'assault
h ? tlxely resjJonse of citizens to her o lea
for help-Torpedo boat flottila getting
itady to leave for the Philippines?The
Xsewport News .grand Jury investigating .
social cubs?<A police, sensation fn Ports?
mouth and a reorganization possible-A
navy yard employe ialla through a hatch
end makes a miraculous escape from
e'eath-The Alterna le. Augusta and Nel?
son Hunt Club go to Buckingham for
their annual hunt-A heavy wind-storm
aoes much damage In Gloucester
Steamer schedules on the Rappahannock
changed-Remains of Judge Sener laid
to rest at Frcderlcksburg-The Board of
': ruKtees of Washington ar.d Lee will
?ileut a law professor November 30th-A
Mi anger flashes a numl.cr of forged
? necks on C lifton Forge firns-Valuable
barn of James He:drelh In Wythe county
t urned-A whule ashore at Lynnhuven
Jnlet ? Western Union messenger boys at
.No folk to secure a charter-Prominent ?
farmer d owned In Greencsvllle county
lAdy Jumps from her burning residence
In Bristol and breaks her leg-An Ice
? -tory burnii at Radford.
About , ,/V ,
,,. ye destroyed in Kaleigh in the
Wji.li so cand tno ?nmates lice In their
epetlal t* and hare feet to a neighbor's
i h?, r^nit'es to large bodies of land In
ine xootJnty j,ecured Dy state grante
from tr?Special train to bring foot
Unlvcr'lu,a8tB fr?m Raleigh to Rlch
th, ,Iranks.givlng Day; a thousand of
;'; uVho Methodist Protestant Confer
:eo Sets ten (ie.egntes to the General
t? 0l,ince: will probably be Instructed
of s, ff,r union with the Congregational
A United Brethren Churches?The
e.? Baptist Church. Raleigh, decides
?,-iavo an assistant pastor.
Flurry In call money, which goes as
high us eight per cent?, has downward
tei.dency on stock prices and makes
?.losing of murket dull and heavy-Tom
Horn, noted scout and "bad man," goes
to the gallows, with a smile on his. lips
und dies a? gamely as he had lived
General Reyes, peace commissioner? from
t oiotibla to the Panamanians. Is unsuc?
cessful at Colon and is coming to tin
t.n.ted States; he threatens this countiy
?with war unless an arrangement satls
iactorv to Colombia is made-Committee
of Senato on militar}' affairs hears evi?
dence In Us investigation of the record
ot Generai Wood; Senator flauna Is lead?
ing the fight against the confirmation of
the appo.ntment of the President's pet
berate spends some time In discussion
ot the proper committee to which to lefer
the Cutan hill and afterwards sends It
to the Foreign Relations Committee by
u strict party vote?Two long shots win
races at the Bennlngs track-Two trains
crash together at high rate of speed In
AVest Virginia and engineer Is, bit led
under wreck and burned to a crisp
Milter and Jones .against whom the Post
(,trtce Dei art mom brought charges of con?
spiracy to extort a bribe, arc iicqultlod
and ttie Fedora: o'llc als are greatly dis
tippotntcd at their discomfiture In first
lfiind of postal fraud cleaning?Demo?
cratic caucus agrees on Its representa?
tives on committees of tho Senate.
IS HIGHLY PROBABLE
(By Associated Press.) ?
CHICAGO, Nov. 20.-Only two . points
prevented a peaceable adjustment of the
Chicago City Rullrmul st-lke to-day. and
the Indications to-night are that these ol??
stables will bu finally overcome, and
that ? HPttl'Miient will be reached to-moi
row. A virtual cessation of hostilities hits
been declarad by both sides.
Mayor H. Cartor Harrison.and his Al
dermanle Peace Commission, after labor
lug for three day?, succeoded to-dny in
getting ii representativo of ouch of 'the
contending parties to moot in confo .
once. Colonel K. R. Bliss, geneiul counsel
for the City Railroad Company, wus au?
thorized by President Hamilton to ui't G r
tho Company, und Clnronco 8. Harrow,
connue) for the union, was tflven an?
thorlty to net (or tho strlkcis. The.two
attorneys discussed a busi? of settle?
ment. The result of the conteranno wl|)
bo submitted to the directors of the road
?ii-morrow morning for (ina) actloa.
Goes to Gallows With a
Smile on His Lips.
HE PAYS PENALTY
Convicted of Murdering Wijlie
Nickel, a Lad of Only Four?
teen Years of Age.
BIG CROWD PRESENT,
BUT NO DISORDER
Minister Said a Prayer and Cow?
boys Sang a Song, Which
Brought Tears to Every Eye
Save Those of the Man
Who Was to Pass Be?
yond the Pale.
(By Associated Pr?e?.)
JCHETENNE, WYO., Nov. 20.?Tom
Horn, ecout, Indian fighter and cattle
detective, to-day went smiling to the
gallows to expiate the crime of murder?
ing Wllllo Nickel; fourteen years old,
whom Horn shot and killed or. July 18th,
1G?1. at Iron Mountain. The trap drop?
ped at U;08 o'clock. Horn's neck was
broken, and sixteen minutes later he
was pronounced dead.
With almost his last words, spoken
to an Intimate friend, Charles Irwin, a
spectator at the execution, Horn de?
nied that he had con Tested to the murder
for which he was' to die. He made no
spcoch on the scaffold.
The condemned man was calm to the
end. Ten minutes before going to the
gallows he lay on his cot smoking a
cigar. After the forty spectators had
been admitted to the jail and Horn had
come out of the cell, the execution was
delayed while Rev. George H. Rafter
prayed and Charles and Frank Irwin
sang a cowboy'* rallrond pong: VK.Mip
Your Hand Upon the Throttle and Your
Eye Upon the Rail." bringing tears to
the eyoa,of all the listeners except those
of Horn himself.
At the conclusion of the song camo an
Interview between Horn and Irwin.
"Be game," said lrwln.
"You bet I will," replied Horn, who
then assisted Sheriff Proctor and a dep?
uty to adjust the straps, tfco noose and.
the black cap. His last words were
spoken to County Clerk Joseph Cahlll,
who assisted him to mount the trap
door. They were: "Ain't losing your
nerve, are you, Joe?"
Soon after tro trap fell the spectators
passed out, each one shaking hands with
Sheriff Proctor atid congratulating him
on the execution. All had been searched
for firearms beforo entering and guards
armod with rifles kept their eyes on
Horn's friends throughout the proceed?
ings. Thousands of people were con?
gregateti near the Jail, and the militia
remained on guird until the execution
was over and the crowd had dispersed.
There was no disorder.
Tom Horn wna born in Scotland coun?
ty, Missouri. He was ? celebrated army
scout. Indian fighter and cattle detective.
He was the scout In charge of the party
that captured Geronimo and was chiof
of scouts under General Miles In his
Porto Rico campaign.
Horn was .suspected of having com?
mitted several murders besides the on?
for which ho was hanged.
"Tom" Horn was forty-fiva yenrs o]d,
of medium height, powerfully built, qui ?
as ? cat on the trigger and with iron
nerves. His career from his bovhood In
Franklin county. Missouri, has been a re?
cord of death and affray.
Ho left home young and went Into the
Texas Panhandle. He got a "name" ftirly.
From there he went to Indian Territory,
afterward back to the Rio Grande conn
try, now a "hullwhacker." now a cow
Continued on Second Page,
ON THE OLYMPIA
Flagship to Make Quick Run to
Join the Forces at
' (Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., Nov. 20.?Every ef?
fort- Is being made by the navy yard
oniclals to got ila big cruiser Olympia
out of dry dock by to-morrow, It I?
the Intention of the Uepaument tu
hasten her repairs with the utmost speed
in order that slio tnuy be raced to tho
isthmus to rulnforco tho Curlbbean
s'luadron, of which aha Is thu flagship.
To this end tl'.j navy yard muuliflnlPH
uru working on l?er every night until 10
o'clock. She will sail much wirllpr than
was nt first expected, In conaoqu?nce of
The departure of many of tho vessels
which have been at tho ??\?? for months
past will Cttuse sumo slight rodiiotlnn In
"the forco until tho vessels get back from
the South. It Is stutod ut the navy
yard, however, that no good man pntiu
ftmr for 1i!h position. Bonn? of tliu iintlor
skllleil men, who worn taken on durin?
tho rush of thu puBt row months, will
probably bo dropped, but no great nulun.
Uon will I? mimo In any ttf thu du
The destroyer Pnlo mi? returned from
? remarkably nulck trip to Newport.
She has bbun gone but t'ivo or six diyw.
Her good tira? mis made rooet of tuo
pay through rougU water,
General Reyes Says United States
Will Have to Fight Entire
ON HIS WAY TO WASHINGTON
May Propose a Plan Which Will
Result in Satisfactory
(By Associated Press.)
COLON. Nov. 20.-After much difficulty
the correspondent succoeded this after?
noon In Interviewing General Reyes, the
distinguished Colombian soldier, who
came to the Isthmus on a peace mission
representing hie government. General
"The day I left Bogota, which was on
the eleventh Instant, United States M.n
lster Beaupr? and Secretary of Legat.on
Snyder, were well, though a HtUe anxious.
1 assured your minister that he was In
no danger, and to-day I am able to give
the same assurance. At the time 1 left
Mr. Beuupre was preparing to go down
ih? ti ver.
"This morning Admiral Coghlan Inform?
ed me officially that the United States
would prever? the landing of CoIomLUn
troops on any part of the Iethrnui. I
promised Admiral Coghlan that Colom?
bai would take action until I reached
\\ ashh.gton. to which port I am
pioieeding via Port Limon and New Or?
Second Boer War.
"I also told Admiral Coghian that If my
efforts at Washington failed to br ? g
about some arrangement concerning tho
present situation on tho Isthmus satisfa.;- j
tory to Colombia, the UmtoJ S'at&s would !
have to fight the entile Colombian people, ;
and that It would be a second Boer war.
"1 am going to Washington for the
purpose of doing my utmost to amicably
"Colombia Is In desperation. I doubt
If the Washington government or Presi?
dent Roosevelt?, for whom 1 have the
highest respect, realizes the seriousness
of establishing this precedent. The large
German colony in Rio Grande Du ' Sol.
Brazil, is declared to.be inclining to a
revolutionary movement for Indepen?
dence, which the success of Panama will
"Tho government of Colombia Is re?
ceiving the sympathy of all South Amer?
ica, which Is fearful of further Amer?
ican territorial aggrandizement In this
"? may propose, when in Washington,
a plan contemplating the re-entrance
of Panama Into tho Colombian union
and the'moving of the Colombian capital
ta Panama City. I am sure that this
Idea will receive the support of all Co?
Asked whether Colombian troops could
reach the Isthmus by land. General
Reyes answered: "Yes: I can get a hun?
dred thousand men. build roads, and. If
It were not for the Americans, could
subdue the Isthmus In a fortnight. I
will do ail I can at Washington to effect
a diplomatic arrangement, If such be
Refuse All Overtures.
The Panamanian commission conferred
at length to-day with the Colombian
commission, headed by General Reyes,
which arrived hero yesterday from Savi
nalla on the French steamer Canada.
The Panamanians refused every overture,
declaring their position to bo irrevocable,
and declared they would not receive any
further commissions from Colombia, un?
less they recognized the Republic of
Tho Colombians macO stronc; anneals
to the Panamanians to re-enter the Colom?
bian Republic, promising them conces?
sions and protection. The Panamanians
unanimously declined everything. Some
of the Colombians showod Ill-concealed
anger, but there was no outbreak. Gen?
eral Reyes favored tho most frlendsly
negotiations, and the meeting passed ?
Bound for Washington.
(By A ?noci? ted Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. 0? Nov. 20.-Sec
retarv Hay has received a dispatch from
the Colombian consul-general at Gnlves
ton, advising him of the arrival at that
point of ? de'egatlon from Colombia,
which is on Its way to Washington. Sec?
retary Hay promptly communicated the
news to Dr. Herran, the Colombian
The Presidort nn<1 Secretary Hay have
deciduo?and the decision meets the a p.
provai of the Cabinet?that the existing
government of Panama must ratify the
canal treaty before action looking to Its
ratification by the Senate Is taken.
Th<! commission from Panama, aceom
pnn'ed by th? Panama minister, M. PM1
Itmv? Bunau-Vnrllla. was received at the
Staff Department to-day by Secretary
Hay. Dr. Amador Informed the Socre
tarv that tho commis?ioii?rs bad care?
fully Inspected tho Hny-Bunnu-Vnrllla
treaty, and desired to take this opnor
tunltv of expressing their entire sails
faction with Its tenus. Dr. Amador
nn>'ured the S?eretarv that no time would
be lost In Its nttlflcatlon by tho Pan?
MINERS TO WORK
WITH TROOPS' PROTECTION
(Tty Associ lied. Press.)
DENVER, Nov. ?D.?Governor Penbody
to-day ordered a detachment of tho Na?
tional Guard to proceed > Tollurlde to
protect men who niay.be willing to work
In the mines and mills. . f>
Immediately unop receipt of tho Gov?
ernor's instructions, Adjutant-Gnnoral
ghornmn M. Uell, Ismied. orders to tluve
troops of cavalry, eight companlos or
Infantry anil detachments of the signal
and medical corpi, a total of 700 men to
proceed to Tellurlde.
MAY BUILD BRIDGE
IN j-AR AWAY CHINA
(Special to The T.meH-Dlspnton.)
ROANOKE, VA., Nov. M.?The Vir?
ginia Bridge and Iron Company, of this
o'.ty, to-day recolvod a request from the
Chinese government to put In ? bid for
the construction of a bridge at Shanghai.
????? wilt bo no other American bidden?.
. LOSES CASE
Miller and Johns Acquitted of
Charge Brought by Post
DEMONSTRATION IN COURT
Officials Were Utterly Unable to
Restrain Crowd From Ex?
pressing Its Joy at Result.
(By AsS'Vjlatcd Press. 1
CINCINNATI. OHIO. Nov. 20.?D. V.
Miller, of Terre Haute, and Joseph M.
Johns, of Rockvllle, Ind., were to-night ?
acquitted of the charge of conspiracy iff '?
extort a bribe from John J. Ryan, made
by the Postonico Depurtment. The ver
dice of "not guilty" was received by the
crowd with demonstrations that could not !
be surpressed by the court officials. As i
soon as court adjourned and Judge Albert !
C. Thompson retired, pandemonium broke
loose among the Jollifying ir.ends of tho I
delendunts. Miller and johr.s and their ?
attorneys were -overwhelmed with con- i
gratulatlons. The d?tendants finally I
croke away from the cruwd of friends to
shake hands with the Jurors, and wept
like children as'they did so.? Mrs. Johns '?
was the on.y lady .present when the ver- ?
diet was rendered.' She was overcome
The Jury retired- shortly before 3 P. M. ?
and rendered Its-verdict alter deliberat?
ing sx hours. ?/.ls understood that a
majority th.s. Ume-^vas tor acquittal from
the start, but ..that.- It took some time to
go over all the documents that had been
submitted In evidence bet?re a unanl- I
meus verdict was rej.ct.ed. it Is under-,
btcod that., doubt'fwas expressed as to
Miller's connection with the transactions |
Letween Johns and Ryan. The charge of j
Judge Thompson -.'during the aiternoon -
occupied an hour in Its dell\ery, and was
Considering the charge to the Jury, the
verdict was a surprise, as the general
I redlcUon was that the Jury would uguin
be unable to agree on"a verdict. The red.
eral officials acknowledge their disap- '?
polntment In the outcome.
ATTACK ON CITY
(By Associa.<.d rrcss.l
SAN DOMINGO. Thursday. Nov. 19?
The French cruiser Jurlen de La Gra?
viere arrived here to-day and landed
guards for the protection of the con?
sulate. Severe fjgrrtl.-?..? has begun. The
Insurgents are bombur?lng the town, and
their attack Is being vigorously resisted
by the forts. No great Injury has so tar
Th? United States cruiser Baltimore
will be compelled to leave Saturday, and
another American warship Is> nnxiou* y
expected. Fighting continue? to the soi til,
but the results so far as known are favor?
able to the government.
BUYS STOCK OF
RAILWAY IN SOUTH
(By Associated Press.)
' THOMASVILLE, UA.. Nov. 20.-T.
Jefferson Coolidge. president of the Old
Colony Trust Company, of Boston, aijt
H. Atkln?o'n. his southern representativa,
have boi'ght the stock of the Tlfton,
Thomasvllle and Gulf Rallr.md, herUofo e
owned by tho Georgia Southern and
Florida road. This is understood to r. ean
that the Tlfton, Thomasville and Gulf will
bo merged with the Atlanta and Birming?
ham. The date on whtch the merger la
to be effected, it is understood, is De?
cember 3d, when a meeting of directo, ?
will be held hero.
ROBBED AND KILLED
BY NEGRO BANDITS
(?? Associated I'rvss.) .
CHARLESTON, S. C. Nov. 20.-M. B.
Vorn, a leading merchant of Bamburg,
this State, was robbed and k;lled. presu?
mably by two negroes, last night while
on tho way home from his store.
He was found by his family lying In a
pool of blood, his money gone and his
skull crushed by an Iron bar, which lay
near by. Two negroes, against whom
there Is strong circumstantial evidence,
have been arrested.
Miss Illington's Success.
Miss Margaret ll.lngton, who made such
a hit here with the Giffln Company, is
i>ow playing in the title role In "A Japan?
ese Nightingale" at Daly's Theatre, New
lork. Uf her yesterday's New York
As to the players who portrayed this
last stage story of Japanese life, Interest
ot the audience centered largely lor
several reasons In Mite lllington, who was
?ukl, or, moro poetically, the Japanese
bue made a fair pteture In her dainty
ulken lotes and soon won her aud.ence.
Very eltectlve we e her two little songs
and her graceful dancing. She played the
part with tender feeling nnd sympathy,
and If she failed ? little In tho stronger
passages her truthful rendering of the
unhappy geisha, her sweetness and sor?
rows n?d finally of her happiness, made
YEARS IN HIS BODY
David S. Kite, a Veteran, Des?
perately Wounded in 1864,
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
LURAV, VA., Nov. 20.?After carrylrg
iivu liUCltshot In his body fur thirty-nine
year?, the result of tho accidental ills?
charge of ft Kim. David S. Kilo, a null
known citimi) of Pago county, is dead .it
his homo, near Grove Hill. j
Tho nceUlont occurred in itui. tin? fluii
nt tho timo beine |n MW li'nds of Screennt
Lloiibuigei', a member of ilio sa mi" com.
puny to which Mr. Klie belonged, bui
for a |?"? "' tolmceo In his pock?! ho
would doublions, have boon Killed. Se\ r.n
of tho shot wore deflected by tho tobaeci.
Mr. Kite Is survived .y u wife ami
six children. Ho was eUly-Uuoe yours U|
GEN. WOOD IS
Ilanna is in Command of Forces
Fighting the Pet of the
RATHBONE IS QUESTIONED
He Reiterates Serious Charges
He Has Repeatedly Made
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 20.?This
could not by any stretch of Imagination
be termed a good day for General Wood
in tl?e Investigation which tho Senate
Committee on Military Affairs Is con?
ducting with a view to deciding whether
hr. should be confirmed as a major gen?
eral. Major Estes Rathbone was on tho
stand nearly the entire time of the ses?
sion, which lasted from 11 o'clock until
the Senate met at noon.
Rathbono reiterated the charges of
corruption, which he has made often
since his enforced retirement from the
position of director of posts In Cuba, and
went Into all the details. He alleged that
Wood had accepted money from the Jal.
Alai, the notorious gambl.ng club of Ha?
vana, and charged that his boon com?
panion was an ex-convlct, with whom tho
decent people of the city would not' asso?
ciate. He also charged that Wood while
in Havana had subverted justice by glv- I
lng unconstitutional and un-American In?
structions to the Judlc.ary. I
Rathbone was subjected to the closest
quesliunlng by Senator Foraker, who is
a member of the committee, and Is a
strong advocate of the contlrmatlon of
the nomination of Wood. Senator Hanna
was also present. He did not take part
In the examination of the witness so far
a? could be learned. ? he investigation
is being held behind closed doors.
\\ hen ,the committee rose at noon Rath?
bone ?.ad not finished his testimony. At
the request of the committee lie tiled a
statement fully covering all the charges
he hau made.
The commut?e has summoned Herbert
J. Brown, formerly one of the editors of
the New York Journal, and Attorney
Lonanl.'of New York and Havana. These
two witnesses will testify tor the oppo?
Senator Hai.na is tho moving spirit Jn
the f.ght being made against. Wood. It
Is sa.d that a number of ?.'lie othujrs of
the army are giving him their bupport.
Of course, they cannot' openly tahe part
In the fight, but It Is a fact which there
is little attempt o concea!. that he ac?
tion of the President in Jumping Wood
over the heads of scores of Professional
soldiers, men who have grown gray In
the service of their country, lias stirred
the officers of the army as nothing has
ever done before, not even the embalmed
beef inquiry of a few years ago.
A retired army officer remarked to The
Time* Dispatch correspondent to-night
that the personnel of the committee
which is investigating the record of
Wood made it likely that they would
make It hard for the doctor-general.
Tho majority of thsm are solders. Haw
ley, of Connecticut, tho chairman, was
a major-general in the war between the
States; Proctor commanded a regiment
of Vermont troops; Wurren, of Wyo?
ming, has a medal voted him by Con?
gress for his bravery at the slope of
Port Hudson; (Juarles. of Wisconsin,
served as a private soldier several years
of the war; Scott, of West Virginia,
vent through -the war a private in an
Ohio regiment; Foraker, of Ohio, was
? cnplaln In the war between the States
and saw three years of hard service;
Alger was a major-general; Ba'e. of Ten?
nessee, served as private throughout
the Mexican war, nnd rose from the
ranks to be a major-general of the
Confederate .army: Pettus. of Alabama,
served as ? ?eutenant In the war with
Mexico and entering the Conferedafe
service as a major, quit at the end of
tho war ns a brlgnd'er-general. Coclt
rell. of Missouri. Is the only member of
the committee who never saw military
Hanna is Fighting.
Tt would be difficult to find eicht men
composing anv body or association who
have finer military records than the
eight members of the Military Commit?
tee, nnd It is these who are to say
whether the one skirmish in which Wood
partlclpate-1 In the Spanish war Justi?
fies b's promotion to the rank of major
And then. Hanna Is fighting him. He
Is tli?? most Influential man In tbo Sen?
ate to-dny. beyond question. The In?
fluence of the President Is being <??
erted to the utmo?t tr. s?eure the confir?
mation of the nomination of bis pet.
The probabilities are tbnt he will sue
e?pd. But the f'ght has Just begun.
Hn.pna rever stop?? as lontr a? ?ire of tho
orieaiy Is on the field, or he Is down
ON ITS MERITS.
No Tariff BiU* Are to be Offered
to Cuban Bill.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON Nov. '.'O.-The Demo?
cratic Senators, at a caucus held this
afternoon, decido?! to consider tho Cuban
bill on its merits nnd confin? the dis?
cussion to th.? bill Itfelf, without bring?
Imr in collateral questioni, This means
that no tariff nillQIldnionta will bo of?
fered hum that tho tariff question will
not bo iIKtiishoiI.
Tim poncluslop whs reached at the end
of nu'te a lung conference Th? session
was ?iid tu tie quite'harmonious and the
decision reai'hod W?s praetieiiUv unnnl?
mous. It was stated after tho con?
ference tint the Democrats want It un?
derstood that In reaching this agreement
tliev have not abandoned the fight on
tho tariff, but lint th?v bellovu they
can renph the tariff In nume other way.
The attitude of ? lit? Democrats means
early notion on the Cut?an hill nnd the
prospects at"1' f,M' (limi nil Inurnment of
the extra hoisUui on Wednesday, with
an agreement lo voto after a week of
ileliato In thu regular session If the Ue
.public?ns muke the minority such a prop?
Morning Hours at Madison
Square Devoted to Rising Gen?
eration of Horsemen.
PETROLEUM WINS AGAIN
Mrs. Grosvcnor's Black Gelding
as Successful as He Was at
the Richmond Show.
(Special to The -lmcs-Dlspatch.)
NEW YORK. Nov. 20.?The early morn?
ing hours to-day were again devoted to
the rising generation of horse lovers, ar.d
several classes of ponies wore trotted j
out for the edification of the numerous
ch.ldrcn In "charge of their nurses and
In the first, the pony stallion class,
Enfleld Nipper, from the Irvlnton stock
farm, was beaten by E. D. Jordan's hind?
some Ktalllnn. Dilham Prime Minister.
G. Howard Davlson's Hally-Ho was
awarded third, and J. Garner West's
G?lden Lad, the white ribbon.
T. L. Watt was to the f(.#o, as usual.
In the Shetland brood mate class, taking
f.rst and second, with Sweetheart and
Snow Ball; Mrs. John Genien th.rd, with
Mrs. E. T. Hawley got the blue In th?
class for Shetland ponies In harness, with
her pair of browns, less than forty-six
inches in height, Bressay of Pittsford, und
Aberdeen of Pittsford. Mr. Watts' Mon- |
tieal and Montrealo, two skewbald cham- j
plons. received the red. Young Miss Mar.a ?
?. Hirst und her brother. A. A. Hhet.
Jr., were the winners of the Yellow, w th
Nip and Tuck, and T. L. Watt, .Jr., re?
ceived the highly commended for Toronto
Mrs. John Gerken's Doncester Model
hod practically a walkover for the blue
ribbon In the class for ponies under sad?
dle. G. Howard Davidson was second,
with a pretty little chestnut . mare, ;
Brownie. G. Howard Davlson's Dix.e !
was third, and Miss Lorena Carroll's
little black horse Spider fourth.
The novice class, for horses 15.1-15.3,
which had neVer taken a prize at pre?
vious shows of the association, was won
bj William H. Moore's Actress; E. D.
Jordan's Lord Burleigh being second and
Gardenia, belonging to George ?. Hulme,
W. E. Woodend's good-looking Baron
Erown was decorated with a white rib?
M iss Frederick V. < Webb had El Queso
exhibited In ?the class.tor horses suitable
for cavalry service and he won. Adam
Peck's Phaeton 11. was second, and Mrs.
Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.'s, Confederate
There were six road teams shown to
conches for the road team prize, and L.
I,. Riddle's collection?Hampton Belgrade.
Star and Garter?won the blue ribbon.
Lr. Wentz was awarded the red ribbon,
and Alfred Vanderbilt the yellow.
Ladles saddle horses always prove an
Airs. J. ?. M. Grosvenor exhibited her
handsome black gelding, Petroleum, with
which sho hurt taken first prize .? class
CO on Monday, and once again was the
recipient of the blue ribbon. A finely
turned six-year-old mare,. Marcella, be?
longing to W. A. McGlbbon, was r.dden
by Miss F. Blair and awarded second
prize. The yellow ribbon fell to the lot
of Mrs. John Sorntley's Corinne, ridden
by Miss Belle Leach and the highly com?
mended to Miss Mary Stone Myrlck's
Miss Chester, ridden by .Miss M. Hollo
ASKS TEN THOUSAND
FOR LOSS OF LEGS
A suit for damages has been Insti?
tuted In the United States Circuit Court
for the Eastern District of Virginia, In
which William Horah, by Irving K.
Campbell, sues the Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway for ten thousand Oollars dam?
ages, owing to tho loss of a leg by
Horah. Messrs. Lanier and Gregory, of
this city, are counrel for the plaintiff,
who Is a negro youth of eighteen or
The suit grows out of the loss of
Horah's leg while ho was beating his
way on a Chesaoeake and Ohio train,
riding on the brake-rods, It Is alleged
in the plaintiff's bill that, while he was
riding In this precarious position a
brakeman struck him a blow on the bend
which cnusffd him to fall upon the tracks,
with tho result that the car wheels
passed over both legs. Tho youth re?
covered, but Is almost helpless.
LANDS IN A TREE
Blew Up and Whole Thing Was
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Nov. 20.?The I.ebaiidy airship,
on descending to-day near the halloonli.g
ground ut Meudon. struck a treo und
blew up. The whole airship was com?
pletely destroyed, but the occupants a
pilot and un engineer, were uninjured. M.
Lelmudy was nut on board. :
Tho performance of the airship he
fore the accident was most creditable. \
distance of eight kilometre* wan covered
In twenty-seven minut?s against a brWk
sou'h west wind. The dnmujr? done was
confined mainly to the envelope,
DEATHS OF ? DAY.
? (lly Afwbitvil I'reM.)
OTTITMWA, IOWA. Nov. 20.- Frunc?s
M. Drake, furmor Governor of Iowa, died
at his homo In Centorvlllo to-day of dia?
betes. He wan the founder ?"? Drake Uni?
versity at Des Moines, Iowa,
CHARLESTON, S. C, Nov. 20.-WU
Unni Little, a native of Dumfries, Scot?
land, who Is said to have beim great
giundson to an Earl of Aunumlale, died
at Greenville tu-iiay. During the war
between th? States ho was general mana?
ger of the Cherokee Iwti? Works ut
Bluoksbur?, S. C. wlui? gu?u were uwdu
101 111* fetf?ll*:?U ?.Claims.
A Young Night Telegraph
MAN THE CULPjRIT
An Attack is Made by M. A';
Palmore Upon Miss Emma . ?
THE GIRL'S SHRIEKS
; BROUGHT TIMELY AID
Palmore Was Captured and
There Were Threats of Lynch- .
ing, But He Made His Es
cape, Came to Richmond
and Was Discharged by
C. & O. Company.
In a quiet and lonely railway statloa
In Goochland county a feftv nights ago a:
drink-maddened white man. of previous!
respectability and good repute, attempted
a dastardly assault upon a helples3 young -
girl as ' she sat at the telegraph key per?
forming her duties as night operator.. '.
The frenzied shrieks that starOjd " tb>
auiet brought to the side of the atrug-,
gllng young -woman the assistance soi
badly needed and violent hand* were
laid upon her assailant, threats of
lynching or some other summary but'??
effective punisnment were whispered.'
hut under cover or the dark, or in nome,
other mnnner as yet unexplained, the ?
man slipped away and was. seen on the,
spot no more. Twenty-four hours later
lie nppeured in Richmond, accompanied
by his wife of a few months, und though.'
ho admitted his crime and the gravity of
It. and wus promptly discharged by the
rallwuy company with which he was \
connected, he lingered a while and th?n.
passed on unmolested., to parts a? }?t
, unknown. .
I The search has at last boon instituted.
! however, and the police nre hot-On ?he
I trail A-warrant has been Issued 'in
I Goochland, and 'he county officers are??
exerting every effort to c?me up. wltUi
the fugitive. Inquiries are also being
????-> from this quarter, and the local
authorities will probably be ut work on
the case before long.
How It Happened.
The attempted assault occurred last:
Wednesdny at Sabot, Va.', a station on?'
the James River division of the Cben-i
l.-ake and Ohio Railway, about thirty
miles west of Richmond. At Elk Hill;
a little further on. is another station^
at which M. A. Pilroore, of Cartersvll)e|
Va.; was employed by the railway as
day operator. At Sabot itFelf the tele
prnph office was In charmi of M!ss Emma
Cobbs. a sevenleen-year-old girl, whose
duties cnmre'WI her to work at nlsrht. '
On the evening mentioned Palmore
went from Elk Hill to Sabot. According
to report bo paid a visit to a wayside '
FBloon, nnd drank freely for some time.
After knocking about for a while longer
ht- went over to tho telegraph office to .
vls't Miss Cobbs, with whom he had a
previous acquaintance. At this hour of
the evening the young lady was busily
encaged with her work.
A few moments passed and then a
merles of shrieks startled the quiet sta*
tlon to action. Sovenl poop'.i were
standing around, and three or four o?
thcni ut once hurried to tho telegraph,
office, whence the cries proceeded. The
door was locked from the Inside, and
Miss Cobbs could be heard loudly calling
for ass'stance. Without more ado an
entrance was forced and Palmore was
wrenched away from the young woman.
If the reports received here are correct ?
the assailant narrowly a scaped far|ng
I ad!y at the hands of the enraged people
around tho station. In some manner, un?
explained, however, he succeeded In es?
caping, and under cover of the darkness,
eluded his pursuers. He was seen no
more in the neighborhood. . :
Came to Richmond.
The sequel of tho story Is laid In Rlch-r'
moud. On Thursday Palmore appeared?
upon the stroets of the city," and was.
accosted by several people who knew hire;
He came In response to a summon? from
the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and
Is said to have visited tho o tice* of the
company. Ho was there notified of bt
According to the Information in hand
Palmore spoke of the crime he had com?
mitted, admitted the sravlty of It and.
deplored the whole nrtalr. He attributed
his villainous conduct, to bud whiskey.
"I ought to have been hanged tor It,"
he Is reported to have tald.
"It Is not top Inte to have you hanged
for It yet," Is'the remainder of the con?
versation, reported as coming from
j man In the Office.
| Then Palmore. nccompanlcd by his wife,
! dropped out ri slpit again. Whether he
? bus gone nobody knows, though there Is
! a very evident unxlety on the part or
! many to find out. The author.tles hav?
boon aroused imi have lust.?.? .> ? a search.',
II was stated hist night that a warrant
luid been issued in (?oochlund. and that
the county pollco wero on the trull. In?
quiries wero also being mude here by a
detective. Up to a lute hour, however,
no success hud been reported.
Of Good Reputation.
Previous to the assault Palmore had
iHii'!?..? .ui excel!? nit reputation where h?
was known. He bad recently been mar)
rled. and for some limo had been em?
ployed a? .lay operator tu E!H Hilt
His homo Is In Cartorevllle, whero hi
Is woll known. He has relatives hen
nnd the house of one of thorn wu? visited
Thursday night by a detective engag?e
In tlvj search. Ills friends aro at a lo?
to account for his conduct, unless, m tu
declines, ho win? maddened by drink.
Miss Cobbs Is** only seventeen year? a
age. Bho Is quito pretty, und Is oxewed
Ingly populur in Goochland. When no
In the telegraph ofheo she llv? with he
parents at Howanlsvlile. In Albemarl?
county. So far ae can Wj lea/ned r>
jwa?od through tho encounter ot WedAM