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PRICE TWO CENTS.
Czar Adopts desperate
Measures to Quell
SHIPYARD StRIKE ,
Kniaz Potemkine Supposed to Be
on Way Back to Odessa.
Kruger's Squadron Out of
Corrimission Because of
Inability to Deal With
(By Associated Press.)
ODESSA, July 3?Estimates
of the number killed dif ing the
fires and rioting of last week
run as high as 6,ooo. A far
greater number were shot down
but many of the bodies were
(By Associated Pros?.)
ST. PETISKSBUUG, July 4?2:25 ?.. M
According to a diKputcli received by an
official agency the torpedo boat destroyer
Smetllvy. with a volunteer crew, has
? Hailed for Odessa with the Intention of
sinking the Knlaz Potemkine.
With Kustenjl and other unprotected
ports of Koumanla, Bulgaria nnd Turkey
lit the mercy of the battleship's guns,
and with the Inability of Vlce-Admlral
Kruger's squadron to Interfero with her
career, tacitly ?Tlrnltted by retiring them
from commission, this desperate expedi?
ent was seized uron to prevent interna?
tional complications ord to rU the Blac'x
Sea of muttnecrt-.
The problem for the single destroyer,
which Is difficult and dangerous enough
at best, a? ehe will havo to encounter
both the Knlaz Potemkine and her at?
tendant torpedo boat, is now complicated
by the ?cpwp/gc of the battleship from
KustenJ, aii4 Ignorance as to where she
? wilt next turn up; but the dispatch from
K?sten] throws a gleam of hope on the
dark situation 'by Intimating that a con
?elderable number of her crew aie anxious
to desert their leaders, and to escape the
consequence o? their mutinous actions.
The admiralty, however. It shpuld be
stated, does not admit that th> Smetllvy
has gone on such un errand, though the
officials say frankly that the Knlaz Po?
temkine must in law be regarded'as a
The strike of the Js'cvsky ship yards,
which began Sunday, became general yes?
terday morning. Between 5.000 and 0,000
strikers held a meeting In the court yard
Of the works. Speeches detailing the
men's grievances were delivered, and sub?
sequently the men attempted to form a
procession. Thereupon the authorities
requisitioned three hundred Cossacks, who
dispersed the crowd with the free use of
their whips. ?
There Is marked excitement in labor
circles. Leaflets are being scattered
broadcast detailing the recent events at
Lodz and Odessa.
ODESSA WILL SINK
WARSHIP ON SIGHT
Torpedo Boats Receive Orders to
Damage to City.
(By Associated Press.)
ODESSA, July 3-8:3(1 P. M.?The fact
thnt tho Knlaz Potemkine remains on
the high seas in charge of tho mutineers
is causing so much apprehension and
uneasiness to tho population of Odessa
that the government has resolved to
take tho matter in hund and to show no
further hesitation, even though the meas?
ures adopted involved tho loss of tho
battleship and one torpedo boat destroyer
here. The torpedo boats received orders
this afternoon to attack and sink the
Knlaz Potemklno on sight. Tho torpedo
boat dostroyer now here was reinforced
this afternoon by two torpedo boats, and
others are expected.
Outwardly the center of tho city Is
beginning to assume Its normal aspect,
although compartlvely few persons are
seen in the streets. But In tho harbor
district all Is ruin and d?vastation. Ship?
ping and trade are entirely at a stand
stili, and thousands of dock laborers aro
waiting around Idle.
Tho elty continues under strict martini
law. Soldiers everywhere c?t 0ff ?jj t),Q
sea front portion of tho city and uso
scant eeromony hi stopping overy person
not provided with propor permits to en
tor theso districts. The consulates,
banks, public buildings and tho principal
ofllees aro guarded by troops day and
night. Tho social life of tho city Is en?
In the harbor tho hulks of ? dozen
largo nnd small ships burned In some In.
stnncoB to tho water's edge. Tho large
warehouses wore burnt out entirely, nnd
thero Is scarcely a house or other build?
ing In tho neighborhood that does not
hear the marks of fire.
It Is Impossible to obtain accurato es?
timato of tho amount of dnniago done,
but It Is variously estimated at from
$5,000,000 to $10,000,000.
Surrender of Warships, '
July 3, 1:35 ?, M.?Tho surrender of tho
Oeorgl Pohledonosetz was formally car?
ried out tfiis morning. Tho warship's
ofllccrs returned from Nikolaloff. went on
board and picked out Bio ringleaders of
thu mutiny and several of tholr followers,
nil of whom were sent ashore.
? torpedo boat destroyer and a gun?
boat arrived hero during tho nittot, bring?
ing Rear-Admiral Chnuknln, tho com?
mander of ??? Black Sea fleet. Tho tor?
pedo boat destroyer, upon hor arrival
jioro fired a blank shot ncross the bow
of tho British stoomor Ornuloy. which
was lying off Pontana, for tho purposo of
tRltlng off British subjects If necessary.
(Continued on Third l'ago.)
Sickness and Death
Have Strangely Fol?
lowed Smith Case.
AND WITNESSES ILL
Judge Clopton Forced to Con?
tinue Manchester Trial Until
To-morrow on Account of
Jury Were Sadly
Disaster seems to surround the Smith
cnsc, and the old saw that "misfortunes
never come singly" Is moro than bourne
out In the murdor trial that Is now going
on In the Corporation Court of Man?
Since that Wednesday night of April
20th, when poor llttlo Ralph Smith, ???
yeans of age, was found lying naked
and dead on the noor of his mother's
bed room, his body ^vercd with bruises
and with fresh wounds upon his face and
head, fate has laid a heavy hand on
several who were, or have been In
anyway connected with the case. The
misfortunes that have followed are
mone than unusual; they are uncanny.
Ever since that night two months ago,
when Mrs. Estelle Townsend Smith was
arrested, charged with murdering her
own son, the black hand of misfortune
has not rested upon her alone. Her hus?
band, who had left the city with his
employer's money was captured In New
York ond brought back to Manchester,
charged with being a party to the mur?
dor of his son. Next the aged mother
of the prisoner. Mrs. Charles Town
send, was stricken down, and it was not
thought that she would bo well enough
to make the long journoy from New
York to the side of her unhappy
daughter. Following this, came tho
death of Mr. Turner, the next door
neighbor of the Smiths, who was one
of the most Important witnesses for tho
Commonwealth. It Is saJd by his stricken
family that the death of Ralph Smith
preyed upon him, and that from the time
of the tragic event until'death? claimed
him two weeks later, the awful scene
was ever before his eyes, and the story
was. ever upon his ltr>s:
Attorney Taken 111.
When Judge Clopton had set the trial?
of the case for -the latter part of May
and everything was ready, fate again
played a commanding part, and delayed
the proceedings, for Commonwealth At?
torney Page was taken so 111 that? It
was found that he must be taken to'a
hospital and must undergo a serious
operation. For some weeks Mr. Page re?
mained upon ? sick bed. and it was not
until the middle of Juno that he was
able once more to give his attention to
the case which the whole country Is
watching with Intense interest. Mr. Page
grew stronger day by day, and when the
case was called on last Friday, June
27th, he was so determined that 'no
further delay should occur that he stated
that he would try the aise at any cost
to himself. Without assistance, and weak
from the effects of the recent surgical
operation, the labor necessary for the
preparation of the caso oppressed hit?
greatly and his friends urged him to
agree to the delay asked for by the
counsel for defense. He was not willing
to let It go over and plunged In manfully
and with the earnestness that character?
izes nil his work.
On the second day, before a Jury had
been empanelled, his suffering was great,
and after witnesses had begun to give
testimony more than onco he was forced
to ask the court to discontinue for a
few minutes, so that he might consult his
On Saturday his condition was serious,
ond after the adjournment of the case
he fainted upon the street In front of his
office. Late on Saturday night he again
suffered so grently that his family phy?
sician was called In. On yesterday he
ngain determined to take his pince In
court, but so desperate was his suffering
that Dr. Hill refused to allow him to
enter tho courthouse, and sent tho fol?
lowing statement to Judge Clopton:
'This is to certify that ? have
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
WILL SOON BE READY
Contractors Get Them By July
ist?Contract Will Be
Mr, D. Lowonberg, of Norfolk, general
manager of tho Jefferson Realty Cor?
poration, said yesterday to a representa?
tivo of Tho Thnos-Dlspatch in that city
that tho working plans and specifications
for tho bidders on the work for tho re?
construction of the Jefferson Hotel would
bo ready for tho Inspection of tho bidders
on July lf>th. Thoy will bo exhibited
In Norfolk, but there may bo an office
opened In Richmond also for tho uso of
tho bidders and the Inspection of tho
plans, That will bo dotermtnod lator,
Mr. J. K. Peebles, tho architect, Is. out
of tho city, and will not return till to?
morrow. It will bo several weeks, at
lonst, before tho contract will bo lot.
FELL FROM WHARF.
Lawrence Klinefelter, Aged ia,
Drowned at Urbana.
(Hpoclul to Tho Tlmou-Dlepatch,)
STOHMONT. VAj, July 8.?Lawrence
Kllnofolter, the 12-yoar-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Kllnofeltor. of Baltll
moro, was drowned to-dny at Urbana.
The lad was summering at Hotel Nel?
son with bis grandparents and was on
tho wharf when tho steamer arrived. As
tho bout struck the wharf ho lost his
His body did not come up, but was
found about 80 foot from wh?r? It iiU.
THE DAY WE CELEBRATE.
Petersburg Electric Railway to
Continue to Ash
TO BUILD TIDEWATER LINE
Bridge Will Be Constructed
Across James River?Plans
Richmond Is to be the center of
great railroad system that will embrace
the country between the capital and Tide?
water in one direction, and Ashland and
Petersburg In other directions.
The plan is to have a splendid .union
electric railway Station at Seventh and
Broad Streets, into which all the lines,
both city and State, will run. This plan,
It Is true, has not yet been entirely set?
tled, but it is known to be the desire
of Mr. Gould to bring the%scheme to a
consummation, and those who are close to
him say "that It Is as good as settled.
The Tidewater branch will be not only a
great advantage . to. the city, but will
bring, into close . touch with Richmond
1 trade thousands of people who now do
business exclusively with Baltimore. Tho
trade of that section Is out of touch
with Richmond, and the merchants of
Baltimore have monopolized It Just as
they have done In the Valley of Vir?
ginia. When tho new Tidewater railway
is completed, tho section will be In close
relation with this city, for'while It now
takes twelve hours for steamers to ply
between Tidewater and Baltimore, the
cars of the electric railway will make
the distance In about two and one-half
hours. It Is stated that the equipment
of the road will be as perfect as any in
the United States, and that the schedule
will be as fast as any local train that
runs out of Richmond.
Ashland Line Also.
Another line that will eventually run
Into the Union Station will bo tho Ash?
land electric railway line.
When seen on yesterday, a gentleman
closely Identified with the road said that
he would be ready within thirty days to
ask the City Council to grant the road
right of way Into the city.
As it now stands, the company hoe
three schemes on foot for the entrance to
tho city, and the officers have not yet
mado up their minds which they will
ask for. Thoy are:
1. By way of Lombardy Street,
2. By way of Brook Avenue.
3. By way of First Street.
Tho Lombardy Street has the objection
of narrow streets In approaching Broad
? (Continued on 'Seventh Page.)
MITCHELL IS GUILTY
OF ACCEPTING MONEY
Jury Brings in Verdict After Be?
ing Out Right
(By Associated Press,)
PORTLAND, ORE., July 3.-A Jury to?
night found United States Senator John
Hi Mitchell guilty of accepting monoy
for practicing before Federal departments
In Washington. Tho Jury was out eight
HE CONFESSED MURDER
DONE FOUR YEARS AGO
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
BRISTOL, TENN., July 3,-FIotoher
Hopkins, a man forty-olght years old,
who was locked up In Bristol Saturduy
night because ho has become violently in?
sano, has since confessed to tho police
that ho Is wanted ut Waynesvlllo, N? C,
for tho murder of Mack Freeman, a
neighbor, whom he says h? killed August
11, 1001, beca uso Freeman had spoken In
an Inaultlng manner ahout his wife,
Flotcher statoti that his son, MoKlnnoy
Fletcher, no,w uged twenty-one, assisted
in tho killing, and upon Mils statement
tho young man has also been locked up?
The two men Buy they have boon over
much of the West Hinco, the murder, the
young man having been employed in tho
shops of the Missouri .Pacific Railway a
part of tho time. ? |
A telegram from Shorlft Noland at
Wayneevlllo cont|rm. that the me? are
wanted ???? murtjei?. '
POINTER ON THE WEATHER
85 MB ??? FOflECAlST-Pori
? Tuesday and |
00 IS EB At 1 A. M.
p^^_=__^^_ Wednesday: VIr
^RIB I glnia?Fair Tues
day, * followed by
^^_,_.^^ thunderstorms in I
Ac ^H afternoon or at
"a ^"""^^ night::"Wednesday ,
? showers and not ?
so warm; light.
North' Carolina? ?
ers a?id thunder?
storms Tuesday and Wednesday; light;
variable winds, mostly south.
KIchmond's weather was clear and hot.
Bango of the Thermometer:
9 A. M....78 ? P. M.85
12 M.88 9 P. M?..82
3 P. M.86 12 midnight........78
Highest temperature yesterday...;..86 1
Lowest temperature yesterday.:..,.,70l
Mean temperature yesterday.78 ?
Normal temperature for July. 79 |
Departure from normal temperature.... ?
jiuly 4, 1905.
Sunrises?.4:55 '^Ot? TIDE.
Sun sets.7:33 -Moaning..,.5:43
Moon sets.:.0$8 ; '"Eviinlng..-.?..6:09]
Loss of Ufe In Mexico!
Between 20O and
DROWNED AT GAMES
Great Rush of Water Swept Peo?
ple and Property Away, Caus?
ing Great and Widespread
Down, Carrying Train
(By Associated Press.)
GUANTAJUATO, MEXICO, July 3.
Loss of life variously estimated at more
than two hundred and less than one
? thousand persons, and property damage to
tho extent of over a million dollars, have
been caused 'by the flood, which has
swept over this town, as a result of a !
The telegraph service has been restored,
and the authorities are rapidly bringing
order . out of chaos. Great suffering Is
prevalent, but aid Is being received
from surrounding towns, and a scmblanco
of normal conditions, It is believed, will
soon be rcachod. Burial of the dead te
| progressing rapidly, although many bodies
aro thought to ho among the ruins of
houses and aro difficult to locato.
The disaster that has como upon this
city is unparalleled In Its long history,
during which many floods have boon ro
| corded. Guontnjuato, owing to its situa?
tion in a great ravine or garfeo, has been
subjected to floods sweeping drfwn from
the mountuliiB, and much losa of Ufo has
boon recorded, but the prosent storm,
which began Friday night and continued
through Saturday, was unprecedented In
Part of the rlvor which was built over
(Continued on Second Page.)
?The 18 advertisements for help pub?
lished In tu-duy's Times-Dispatch on
page 10 aro as follows:
1 Office, 2 Domestics.
5 Trades. 4 Miscellaneous
This not only interest tliosa out of
work, mit those desiring to improve
their positions as wall.
HART MS, AND IS
Fights Terrific Battle With Root
and Knocks Him Out in
FEFFRIES CONFERS THE TITLE
Winner Has Been Challenged
By Jack Johnson and George
(By Associated Press.)
RENO. NEV., July 3.?Marvin Hart, of
Louisville, to-day knocked out "Jack"
Root, of Chicago, In the twelfth round of
a fight for the heavyweight championship.
The betUng odds were three to one In
favor of Root. The punch which encom?
passed the downfall of the Chicagoan was
a short, powerful jolt of tho right arm
to the body. The blow was delivered
'with terrific force, and It caught Root
While he was coming up. Root reeled,
; tottered and fell ' In a heap. Referee
James J. Jeffries, towering over the pros?
trate form of the Chlcagoan, counted ten,
making Hart heavyweight champion pugi?
list of the world. He might have counted
twenty seconds, for Root was hopelesely
defeated. Up to this point of the fight
Root had had an apparent lead over Hart.
, Jeffries Surrenders Title.
The flght drew an attendance of about
4,000 people, who paid all the way from
, $2 to 110 each for seeing the battle. There
was a liberal sprinkling of women In at?
tendance. The men stepped Into tho
ringside about twenty, pounds apart in
weight, Root scaling 170, while Hart
The feature of tho flght, aside from the
? battT? Itself, was the appearance of James
7. Jeffries, retired champion of the world,
who received $1,000 for acting as referee.
Before entering tho ring "Jim" Jeffries
waited upon both men, stating that ho
had retired for good from tho ring, and
that tho winner of this fight is entitled
to the name of heavyweight champion of
Tho men wcro Introduced at 2:45 P. M.
Considerable timo .was wasted In adjust?
ing gloves, tho crowd meanwhile swelter?
ing in the open air.
Battling Nelson was Introduced, Ho
ngreed to fight Brltt to a finish In this
ring. Jack Johnson nnd George Gardner
both challenged tho winner of to-day's
Fight By Rounds.
Round 1?Root startod Jabbing Hart,
Hart landed straight right to head, Root
landed left to Hart's heart. Root landed
on Hart's Jaw. Root sent loft to Jaw
and loft to body. Hart landed left and
(Continued on Seventh Page.) ?
JEWELS WORTH ?5,
James Jackson Higginson, Broker,
of New, York, Suffers Heavy
NEW YORK, July 3.?James Jickson
Higginson, banker and brokor of this
city, has been robbed of ??d,??? worth
of diamonds and Jewelry. Tho police
ond private detectives havo been notified
and'aro working on tho case,
With his wife nnd daughter, Mr, H.lg-,
ginson attended tho theatre Friday night.'
Upon tholr return home tho women put'
thoir Jewels away ae usual In a safo on
tho second floor. Mrs. Higginson dis?
covered her loss next morning. Mrs.
Higginson was not euro that tho safe
had boop locked tho night before. It
was ajar when ?he went to It tho next
morning and was empty.
MELTING IRON. IN HIS SHOE;
FOOT MAY BE AMPUTATED
Yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock
Charles Ronfaur, an employe of the Rich?
mond Iron Works, whllo working at an
iron furnace, hod tho misfortune to havo
?omo 'melted Iron fall in his shoe. His
right foot was cruelly burned ond the
agony was 'terrible Tho ambulance re?
sponded hurriedly, and Dr. Pitt took
charge of the unfortunate man. The
Injured member may have to bo ampu?
JUDGE Win WILL
Declares He Will Give
Strong Charge in Pend?
ing Election Cases.
MR. ROYALL MAKES
Details Are Not Known, But the
Third Precinct, Monroe Ward,
and Possibly Others, Are In?
volved?Chairman Doherty ?
and Registrar Wise
"I shall deliver a charge to the grand
jury on July 17th, to which date the
election case has been postponed, which
will call for the most searching and
thorough Investigation Into the charges
which have been made concerning the
conduct of the recent primary In this
"While I am on the bench of the
Hustings Court, I desire It distinctly
known that no such allegations can be
made by citizens' without the fullest and
Theso wero tho words of Judge S. B.
Witt, of the Hustings Court, yesterday
just beforo he took an afternoon train
for Old Point to Join Judgo Ingrain and
oilier friends on a little fishing trip.
Of course, no outsider knows what went
on In the grand Jury room yesterday,
when Mr. W. L. Rayall appeared and
made complaint as to the alleged con?
duct of the recent primary in certain
precincts In tho city. It Is known, how?
ever, that when the foreman reported
he declared to tho court that ho and
his colleagues thought It a proper case
for investigation, and rurnlshed a list
of ' witnesses thoy desired summoned,
what Is known to the law as a
"subpoena ducos tecum" was served
forthwith on Chairman James B. Doherty,
of tho City Democratic Committee, and
on Mr. Jack Wise, who Is the registrar
In the third precinct of Monroe Ward.
Along with the report of tho grand
jury came a long list of other witnesses,
whoso names wero not given out, and
It is believed that other precincts are
Chairman Doherty. told. a Tlmee-Dls
patch.man last night that he could take
pleasure In affording the court every'pos
slble means of going to the bottom of
the matter, and that.ail the books, papers
and ballots used In the recent elocUon
would be readily furnished the jury. "So
cautious am I about the matter," ho said;
"thai I have . asked the court whenever
these papers aro needed to send a deputy
with me for them to the vault of the Vir?
ginia Trust Company, where they are
"The judge says I am right In this and
that I shall have a court officer with mo
when tho papers aro brought from their
. Mr. Royall Won't Talk.
Mr. Royall will not discuss In any way
whom ho represents in the? matter fur?
ther than to refer to them as his clionts.
It is believed, however, ths.t the city ser
geantcy and the Commonwealth's Attor
neyshlp aro Involved, and that he repre?
sents certain defeated candidates for
these positions, who claim to hnvo evi?
dence that they got more voteg than wero
returned for them.
Judgo Witt selected a most representa?
tive grand Jury, and ho did so with ref-,
erenco to this case. Tho charge will be
awaited with Interest, as His Honor al?
ways proves himself to bo a strong man
on this line.
Th'o grand Jury Is composed of the fol?
lowing gentlemen: Charles F. Tyler, foro
man; A. Plzzlni, Jr., C. P. Lathrop, R. L.
Peters, W, B. Lyons, John A. Curtis, E.
A. Baughman, George Schoon, E. H.
Shot By Toy Pistol.
rSpnclal to The Tlmee-Dlspatch.)
RALEIGH. N. C, July 3.-Whlle a half
dozen little hoys were at play yesterday
evening, Harry Hondorllto, ono of tho
party, shot his little companion, Julian
Koontz, In tho face with a ball from a
toy pistol. Tho boys had picked out tho
wad from a blank cartridge nnd put a
buck-shot In It. Lnter tho pistol was
tired and struck the Koontz boy In tho
cheek, the ball penetrating the cheek?
BY FRENCH DEPUTIES
Intense Excitement in Chamber
..When Separation Bill Was
'?- (By Associated Press.)
PARIS July 8.?Tho bill for the sepa?
ration of Church and State passed the
Chambor of Deputies lato to-night by
tho decisivo voto of i)41 to 333. Tho re?
sult was greeted by governmental cheer?
ing and opposition hisses, mid there was
The system swept nway by this bill
datos from 1801, when the famous Con?
cordat was slgnod by Plus the Sovonth
and Nupoleon. This gave religion gov?
ernmental status, the churches bolng gov?
ernment property, with the elorgy paid by
the Stato, and the entire ohuroh admin?
istration being undor tho direction of a
member of tho President's Cabinet, The
new system ubollshos all laws and regu?
lation under the Concordat and termi?
nates tho authority of the Concordat it?
self. Tho general principle of the mens?
uro, as finally adopted by tho Chamber
of Deputies, Is ?is follows:
"The Itopubltc assures liberty of
uonsclonco and guarantees the freo
exercise of religion, subject to tho
restriction of publio order. Tho
Ropubllo neither recognizes, pays sti?
pends to nor subsidizes any sect, but
provides funds for college, hospital
and asylum chaplains. Otherwise,
the publio worship budget is abol?
ished, and publio establishments con?
nected with religi?n uro suppressed/'
Hi OLD ?MAC
j^ontaijue Answers a
& Number of Questions
of Martin Club.
OFFENCE TO WILLARD
The Lieutenant-Governor's Prac?
tical Speech Pleased the Peo?
pled?A Large Crowd Turned
Out and Listened ?
to the Various ' j
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ACCOMAC a IL, VA- July 8.?The
Democrats of Accomao had a good tima
to-day In listening to tho oratory of
three of their now leading statesmen?
applauding tho speakers' own praises,
tholr aspirations and worthy ambitions,
nnd In being romlnded of the glorloua
deeds of tho Americans and Virginian?
of tho past Nearly every seat in the
new courthouse was filled with an ad?
mirer of either Governor Montagu?, zJou
tonant-Govornor Willard or Congressman
Swnnson, and most of them stayed ta
hear the speeches af the three.
Governor Montague was first Intro?
duced by County Chairman Dr. John W.
Bowdoln. He started off with a severe
denunclaUon of tho prevalent mode of
election of United States senators by.
tho legislatures or by secret caucuses, as
he termed It. He stated that the number
of senators now In office who represented
tho speolal Interests and showed special
privileges to tho few proved that the
modo was a failure.
With saroastlo epithets and remarks he
mentioned the names of Platt and Depew,
Quay, Deltrick, Cannon, MltoheU and
Burton.1 He claimed the Junior senator
had never In his eleven years' eervloe
used his vote or Influence for the elec?
tion of senators by the people. That
when Congressman ffones started the
movement for a primary at the Roanoko
convention, his efforts were mainly de?
feat ed by the junior senator, and that he
(Martin) only Joined the movement when
It was an assured success.
The Governor denied that he was guilty
of abusing any one; that he was not
abusive, but quiet, patient and temper?
ate as possible for a recVhoaded man;
but that public records and services were
public property, and he as one who .had
never scratched a Democratic ticket had
right to analyze and discuss thoso
Ho sanctioned tho Junior senator's
promptness In answering letters and doing
departmental work, but defied him to
show when he had ever secured one cent
for the First District.
He stated that getting appropriations
was not all; the standard hod to be
raised if tho people wero to rule.
As rgards the employers' llaiblllty bill,
he stood for flosh and blood, and not for
steel rails and oak ties.
The Drummondtown Martin Club had
asked in last week's county papers that
the Governor reply to the following ques?
Why did ho, as Governor, refuse to sign
the bill placing the statuo of General Lee
in Statuary Hall?
Why did he'approve tho bill removing
the Jail penalty from violators of the
Sunday liquor law?
Why did ho pardon two men from Jail
In Elizabeth City county sent there for
keoplng a crap game?the lowest form of
Why did ho continue In tho employ of
tho Southern Railroad /when he was
district attorney, and as such officer waa
required to suo railroads for violations of
the Intorstate commerce law?
Tho answers wero that, first, he had
no legal right to repeal tho law to place
the statue of General Loo in Statuary
Hall, tout had mado the suggestion that It
would do tho memory of tho Illustrious
man no good to placo It there; that hie
famo was greater than either tho city
of Washington or tho Statuary Hall, and
that the timo would como when the peo
plo of that city and tho nation would
gladly ask that Virginia send his statue
Second, that the bill without the Jail
penalty for violators of tho Sunday liquor
law was a measure to promote temper?
ance, and that as it was unanimously
passed It was useless to veto It. Tho
people exaggerate the value of a Gov?
ernor's voto In many cases.
Thirdly, that ono of tho criminals sen?
tenced in Newport News for keeping a
crup gamo was nearly dead with. con?
sumption, and ho pardoned the two on
tho recommendation of the Common?
wealth's attorney, tho presiding Judge
and tho attending physician.
Fourth. That tho office, of attorney
for tho Southern Railroad and as United
gtntes district attorney did not conflict
that he could undertake no suits against
tho railroads unless ordered to do so by
tho Attornoy-Genoral or tho Interstate
Commorco Commission. Ho stated ha
had nover mentioned the railroad ques?
tion before, but that ho was willing to
gc boforo any tribunal and compare re?
cords with tho junior senator on that
Tho Governor closed with nn eloquent
tributo to tho senators of the past and
those aspirants agnlnst Mr. Martin
twelve years ago. Ho uleo asked for the
people's votos If ho deserved them, and
plead for a fair count.
The Governor's speech was attentively
listened to and Interrupted with frequent
applause. Ho conclusively proved to tils
audience that ho Is a natural born orator.
Congressman Swnnson spoke noxt, after
a short Introduction by Mr. L. J. Hyslup,
of Kellor. Ho statod what a pleasure It
was to him to speak before tho Demo?
crats of Accomao, and recalled tho days
of tho eontust with Mnhono, when the
Bouthwent was going Republican, the
Valley doubtful, tho Inevitable telegram
would come from Accomao announcing
Its 1,000 to 2.000 Democratici nuijortty
and poco moni amuse hopos of victory.
Ho stated the Eastern Shore of Vir?
ginia was tini most blessed spot In the
world which was divided Into two classes,
tho lazy and the Industrious, and the
luKy man could got u good living, a
good timo and good food with as little
work In Accomao uh In any section of
He ?polio of bla early boyhood ambition