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WHOLE NUMBER 16,892
RICHMOND, VA., FBTDAY, .JULY 7,1905.
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
UP.REPflRT SAYS
Mutineers Fired on The
odosia Yesterday,
Causing Panic.
INHABITANTS ARE
FLYING FROM TOWN
Humor of Destruction of Battle?
ship Very Vague?Said That
Another Torpedo Boat '
Has Joined Mdtiny.
Appearance on the
Kniaz Potemkine.
_<r<r Aiwoclatsd Prcs?.)
ODESSA, July 6, 11:59 P. M.?It Is
reported that the battleship Knlaz
Potemkine has been blown up near
Theodosla.
, _.,., "'* A???clnte<l Prcm.)
IvONDON. July 7.?The; correspondent Of
the: Dally Mall at Odessa nays It Is re?
ported there that tho Knlaz Potemkine
Is bombarding Thoodosla, that tho town ,
Is burning, and that tho soldiers of the?
garrison are engaged In looting. He says I
It Ik also reported that another torpedo
boat has Joined tho mutineers. j
July 6.?A dispatch to neuter's Telo
Kmph Company from Thoodosla saya
that at 9 o'clock this morning a. boat
from the Knlaz Potemkine was sent
ashore and was met. by an Infanry fire,
?which killed two men and caused seven
to Jump overboard. The torpedo boat in I
the hands of the mutineers fired n shell, j
?which passed over tho town nnd at noon
the Knlaz Potemkine and tho torpedo
boat left the port, but continued to ma?
noeuvre In sight of the town.
Thoodosla. it Is added, has been do
claro'd to be In n state or war.
Flying From City..
(By Associated Press.)
THEODOSIA, CRIMEA, July 6?The
Inhabitants ar? leaving the town In
compliance with the orders of the authori?
ties who fear that the mutineers of the
Knlaz Potemkine will carry out their
threat to open fire on Theodosta this
<>v?nlng. Only troops and officials remain
hero.
A correspondent of the Associated
Press, who visited the Knlaz Potemkine
1n company -with the mayor found the
battleship commanded by an elected com
Tnlttee of seven, headed by "ensign and.
Quartermaster"1 Alexloff, a quasi-commis?
sioned rank In the Russian navy. Every?
thing was In'order and good discipline
prevailed. All the guns were loaded and
It was said that the mutineers had a
full complement of ammunition. The
crew consisted of 750 men, and there were
fifteen more In the torpedo boat num?
ber 266. No officers were seen, but It
was rumored that there wero several
ensigns among the crew held prisoners
and costumed as sailors.
May Have Had Battle.
(By Associated Press.)
ST PETERSBURG. July 7?3:30 A. M.
T'p to 3 o'clock this morning no report
?was received from Theodosla of the ar?
rival of tho squadron from Sebastopol,
and It Is not known whether an en?
counter with the Knlaz Potemkine has
taken place or whether the battleship
has executed Its threat to bombard tho
city last night unless furnished with tho
supply of coal demanded.
The latest dispatches from Thoodosla
received here, timed 4:30 o'clock yester?
day afternoon, reported that the Kniaz
Potemkine was cruising off shore in
night of the town, but it is possible she
may have left that vicinity before the
arrival of the squadron.
A press dispatch from Sebastopol gives
a rumor that the Knlaz Potemkine went
senward lute yesterday afternoon. If tho
squadron arrived before her departure
either tho surrender of tho battleship
.or a battle is regarded ns certain, as
Admiral Chouknln, It Is believed, would
not have dispatched his ships In search
of the mutinous vessel'unless suro that
there would bo no repetition of the Odessa
fiasco.
A dispatch received by the minister
of the Interior, Bouligln, report a serious
nntl-Somltlc agitation in tho g^vcrn
rnonts of Kkatorlnoslav and Kherson.
July 0?7:15 P. M.?The Black Sea fleet
bas gone to Thoodosla, according to ad?
vices received by the admiralty late this
Rfternoon. Admiral Chnuknln's warships
left Sebastopol for Theodosla at about
noon to-day, and should arrive there
early this evening. Tho result is awaited
with tho most Intense anxiety.
Dispatches recolved from tho governor
of Simferopol, who Is executing tho de?
cree of martial law at Theodosla, Hay
that about half of the Kniaz Potemklne's
crew desire to surrender, but they are
prevented from doing so by tho revolu?
tionists.
There wore only six companies of
troops at Thoodosla yesterday, but rein?
forcements of Infantry and artillery have
been dispatched from Sevastopol and
prohably reached thero to-day. An offl
clny report from General Knhanonoff,
tho military Governor of Odessa, declares
that thoro has been tho wildest exaggera?
tion regarding tit? number of casualties
resulting from the rioting nt Odessa. He
gives tho following figures:
"Of tho mob, 19 wero killed and 74
wounded; of tho police and troops, one
man was killed nnd 20 worn wounded."
Tho situation nt Baku is so serious
that tho oil men, have telcgraphod to tho
Minister of tho Interior for permission to
organize a militia In self defense.
Odessa No Longer Alarmed.
(By Associated Press,)
ODESSA, July f,, 8:21 ( P. M.?
Tho Knlaz Potomklno nt 111 oceples
the center of the stage here. The
authorities aro well Informod about
her movements nnd her operations at tho
various Black Sea ports form tho topic
of continuous speculation and commont
in business and olllela! circles, As tho
opinion prevails hero, however, that she
will not return to menace C'deasn, the
OdesBlaus view her doings Interestedly,
but not coupled with any particular
alarm,
Tho fact that the Knlaz Potemkine la
still at largo, cruising in tho Black Sea,
threatening ports und holding up
steamers and other craft Is boglnnlng to
bring criticism upon the naval authori?
ties, owing to their apparent slowness and
lack of energy m pursuing'nncftormlna
KContlnuoa on Third Pubo.;
AND SENATOR MARTIN IN JOINT
DEBATE BEFORE A LARGE AUDIENCE IN KING GEORGE
SENATOR THOMAS S. MARTIN.
MAKE PEACE, IS
?ADO'S ORDER
Commands. Plenipotentiaries, to
Exert Ew.ry Effort to Bring
War to .End.
DELIVERS ADDRESS IN TOKIO
Says Nothing Could Be More
Satisfactory Than Cessation
of Hostilities.
TOKIO, July 6.?The Emperor delivered
an address to-day to the peace plenipo?
tentiaries, as follows:
"The President of the United States,
being grieved to find that the war be?
tween Japan and Russia has not been
brought to a close after the lapse of
more than a year, and being Impressed
with the urgent need, In the Interest
of peace and humanity, of terminat?
ing the conflict, has suggested that
the two governments appoint plenipo?
tentiaries and cause them to I meet
together to negotiate peace.
"We were compelled, contrary to
our expectations, to resort to arms,
peace, and If, In consequence of
the conciliatory spirit of our opponent,
hostilities could be brought to an end,
nothing would be more satisfactory
than such consummation.
"Accordingly, we at once accept the
suggestion of the President of the
United States, and we hereby charge
you with the mission of negotiat?
ing and concluding peace. You
should devote yourselves with all of
your power to dlschage your mission
? and make every effort to secure the
re-establl'shment of peace on a dura*
ble basis,"
DEVLIN HAS FILED
BANKRUPTCY PETITION
(By Associated Press.)
TOPEKA KAN., July 6.-C. J. Devlin
to-night filed In the United States Dis?
trict Court a voluntary petition in bank?
ruptcy. This action was decided on nt a
lengthy conforenco this afternoon between
Mr. Devlin and bis attorneys, Mr. Devlin
was in favor of tho action because It
would centralize tho handling of all his
properties and make easier tho settlement
of all his obligations, the principal one of
which Is to tho First National Bank of
Topeka .
Judge Pollock granted tho petition and
will appoint a trustee to-night.
12
AT BOTTOM OF BAY
French Submarine Founders?At?
tempt Being Made to Rescue
Crew. .
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, July 7.-M. Thompson, minis?
ter of marine, lias Issuod a bulletin an?
nouncing that tho French submarlno boat
Fur fit dot went down Thursduy morning
at 0 o'clock nt tho entrance to tho port
of Sldi Abdullah, Tunis, under tho follow?
ing circumstances:
Commandant,Ratler, at tho moment of
plunging, noticed that ono of tho doors
was not closed properly, and rushed to
try to adjust It hermetically. Ho was loo
late, iIn* water rushing in with force
unci throwing out tho conitnondunt and
two men, the boat sinking In ten metres
anil lying in thn mud at tho bottom.
Twelve mqn uro encased In tho boat,
and' powerful tugs and a strong contin?
gent of engineers are working in an at?
tempt to bring up the vessel.
Tho entombed men are attempting to
coinniuniuHo with tliu divers,
AMERICAN HERO
Body of John Paul Jones Formal?
ly Delivered to United States
Government Yesterday.
IMPOSING SCENE IN FRANCE
American Marines Get Great
Ovation on Street of Paris.
Dignitaries Present.
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, July C?In tho presence of the
highest dignitaries of France, the diplo?
matic representatives of many foreign
governments and civil and naval officials
of the United States, the body of Admiral
John Paul Jones was to-day formally de?
livered to the United States Government.
Tho cermony was one combining im?
pressive dignity with brilliant military
and naval pomp In which the soldiers
and sailors of France and the sailors
of America united in rendering honors
to tho illustrious founder of the Ameri?
can navy.
Tho occasion was unique and probably
without parallel, ns tho funeral was that
of a Revolutionary hero who had lain
neglected in a foreign grave for over
a hundred years.
Brilliant Scene.
Seldom has nn event awaJtened such
widespread interest in tho French capi?
tal. Dense throngs packed tho Champs
Elyseos and other principal thorough?
fares to witness the imposing cortege
which, for tho elaborateness of Its mili?
tary feature, equalled the martiul display
.on the occasion of the visit of King Al?
fonso.
The ceremony of delivering tho body
was hold In tho American Church on
tho Avenuo Do E'Alma nt 3:30 o'clock In
tho afternoon. Tho Interior of this Gothic
edifice was beautifully decoratod with
plants and flowers. At the -foot of tho
chuneel, rests tho casket wrapped In an
American flag and literally hurled in
mnssos of floral emblems.
At the right of tho altar sat Ambassa?
dor JlcCormlek, Senior Special Ambassa?
dor Porter. Junior Special Ambassador
"Loomls. United States Senator Henry
Cabot I>odge, Bear-Admlrol Sigshee and
other officers of tho American squadron.
(Continued on Third Pnge.)
POINTER ON THE WEATHER
F O, R IECAjST?For
At 1 A. M?
Friday and Sat?
urday: Virginia
and North Caro?
lina?Showers and
thunder storms
Friday and Sat
urday; light, vari?
able winds,
CONDITIONS YESTERDAY,
Richmond's woollier was showery.
Range of tho Thermometer:
0 A. M.70 G P. M.79
12 M.S2 . !) P. M.!.7U
3 P. M.82 12 midnight.78
Average. 77 1-ti
Highest temperature yesterday. m
lxiwest .temperature yesterday. 70
Mean temperature yosterday. <U
Normal tempornturu for July.. 77
Departure from normal temperature.... 02
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
July 7, .1005,
Sun rises.4:57 HIGH TIDE. ?
Sun setH.7:32 Morning.8:07
Moon ?c(s.11:03 Evening.fiiyj
The Utmost Courtesy
Prevailed, Though Both
Deeply Stirred.
MARTIN DEFENDS
RECORD ON PRIMARY
Little in the Nature of Personal
Attack and Counter
Thrust.
THE SCHOOL REGISTER AND
CORPORATION COMMISSION
Spirited Attacks'and Rejoinders
s Touching the Public Record of
Each?Each Speaker Secured
Generous Applause ? The
I County Chairman Called
Down ,By Audience.
, (Staff Correspondence.)
FREDERICKSBURG. VA.. July 6.-~
Governor Montague and 8enator Martin
met In joint debate at King George
Courthouse to-day and for three hours
an audience of several hundred citizens
of -King George, Stafford and this city
listened to as entertaining a discussion
as has been heard oh the stump In
Virginia in many a long day."
It would not be correct to say that the
utmost good humor characterized the do
bate, for each speaker '? was deeply stir?
red and was In deadly earnest. But neith?
er lost his temper, and there was nothing
apparent which savored of discourtesy.
There was but little of the Btrictly per?
sonal In the nature of attack and coun?
ter thrusts. The discussion, tho mos^
striking portions, was devoted to at?
tacks upon the record each has made in
publ|c life.
Decidedly the feaiuru of the day was
tho reference mads by1 -Senator Martin
to the recent trouble in which Judge
Crump, president of the Corporation
Commission, became Involved,-- and the
school register scandal, in which Assist?
ant Secretary McGllvray, of the State
Board of Education, was involved. It
was not known that Senator Martin
would allude to these matters, and when
he did so, he was listened to with closest
attention.
Governor Opens.
The opening speech was made by
Governor Montague, who largely general
In his references, dealing chiefly with
corruption in the Senate, and arguing
for the popular election of senators and
that being now possible for their choice
in a primary. He charged that Senator
Martin and his friends opposed the pri?
mary system. Senator Martin was direct
and aggressive In his reply, and the Gov?
ernor pursued the same poUcy in his re
Joinder. There was a good crowd to hear
the speakers.
The rain, which began falling Wed?
nesday night and continued in a perfect
downpour until dawn, was renewed sev?
eral times during the day. The water
courses were greatly swollen, and In or?
der to avoid unfavorable streams a muc-i
moro indirect route had to be taken by
the speakers and their friends who drove
the twenty-two miles from Fredericks?
burg to King George.
The start was made at 7, and it was
nearly noon before tho first of tho ve?
hicles reached King George, after having
passed over roads which looked Impass?
able and through a country whose beauty
is hardly surpassed.
There was talk at onco of a Joint debate
heard from the farmers at the court?
house.
Sends Challenge.
It was not long until Governor Mon?
tague sent to Judge C. M. Ashton, chair?
man of tho County Committee, a propo?
sition that tho two candidates engage
in a Joint discussion on the following
terms: Senator Martin to lead off In a
Bpeeoh of one hour; Govornor Montague
to reply in one hour and a half j" and
(Continued on Third Page.)
ALTERNATIVE PLAN
BE
City Democratic Committee Will
Reject Meredith Proposition
and Adopt Its Own.
Tho City Democratic Committee will
meet to-night for what promises to ho one
of the most Interesting sessions held in
many years. Tho feature of tho meeting
will be the discussion of and action on
what is known as tho Meredith proposi?
tion. That is, In effeot, that in oonsldera
tlon of a guarantee to pay half the ex?
penses of tho primary of August 22d If
tho commltteo permit a committee con?
sisting of Messrs. Egbert O. Leigh, Jr.,
Jackson Guy and E. A, C'atlln?two of
whom are supporters of Senator Martin
and' Hie other of Governor Montague?to
name one judgn at oach of tho twonty
threo precincts of the city. This proposi?
tion is offered as a matter of fairness to
nil parties concerned, and in making It
Mr. MHsredlth disclaims any reflection on
tho members of tho committee.
The Indications are that the City Com?
mltteo will to-night tnble tho proposition.
That will prevent any unnecessary debate
nnd anything llko a wronglo ov.er It. In
Its Hti-nd it Is likely that the commltteo
will adopt a plan of Its own, Inviting the
candidates for the various contested Stuto
offices to each to recommend one
man for inch product, and from tho lint
so .serine,l tho Judges at the various pre?
cincts will bo chosen. The details of thltt
plan have not been outlined, but it It- pre?
sumed that the judges, will bo chosen by
lot from the liBt susHOfllod: for each pre?
cinct by tho vurlous cuiuliuutcs.
GOVERNOR MONTAGUE.
Claiborne Epps's.Brother Makes
a Very Serious
" Charge.
MR. ROYALL'S STATEMENT
Tells What He Has Found. Out
and Laid Before Grand
Jury.
Mr. S. Jackson Wise's arrest by De?
tective Charles A. Gibson last night on a
warrant sworn out by Mr. M. Bayliss
Epps, charging him with fraudulenUy
assisting one L. K. Culberson, a clerk
in the third precinct, Monroe Ward, to
vote In the recent primary, is tho latest
and most sensational development in tho
election cases brought to tho attention
of the grand jury on Monday by Mr.
W. L. Royall.
Mr. Epps is a brother of Mr. H. Clai?
borne Epps, one of the defeated candi?
dates for city sergeant.
Mr. Wise, accompanietd Mr. Gibson to
the Second Police Station, where he was
balled In tho sum of $50, Mr. Herman
Nolle going on the bond.
Culberson, against whom a warrant
was sworn out at tho same tlmo by Mr.
Epps, is still at large, and It was said
last night that ho had left tho city.
Efforts wore made to find both Wise
rind Culberson, that they might be given
an opportunity to make a statement, but
neither could be located.
Those who aro intimately associated
with the oases seem to believe that some?
thing of importance will bo shown be?
fore tho grand Jury, which will be of
public interest.
Tho third precinct of Monroe Ward
is (possibly not tho only one that will bo
finally Involved. There Is talk about
others, and names and places will prob?
ably bo Used on tho 17th of July, when
tho grand Jury comes to finally oonsldor
the matter.
Mr. Royall Talks Spicily.
Mr. W. L,. Royall, who brought tho
matter to tho attention of tho grand Jury,
made tho appended spicy statement last
night, giving data which ho had laid
beforo the grand Jury:
"Wise is the electoral board's appointee
as Judge of election and registrar for
Third Monroe precinct, Cyrclo and Wiso
cumo to Carmody in tho lntter part of
April to ront tho room. No. 210 East
Broad Street, Wiso asked Carmody to
lot Culberson sleep thoro. Carmody will
testify that ho told Wiso that ho would
not nllow Culberson to sleep thoro; that
Culberson had sneaked into his back
kitchen on sovorul occasions and spent
nights thoro; but that he considered him
an improper person to stay In his house,
and ho would not allow Ihlm to do It.
Lewis Cosby, a whltn* mnn, who/hns
charge of Curmndy's rooms, will-testify
thnt since tho election Wiso has con?
tended with him that ho (Wiso) has
slopt thoro somo night, but that Cosby
told him that neither ho nor Culberson
(Continued on Third Pago.)
1
WANT HELP
TO-DAY.
The IS advertisements for help pub
llslied In.to-day's TImos-Dlspntch on
pngu 10 aro as follows:
2 OlVico. !1 Miscellaneous
7 Trades. 4 Salesman.
This not only Interest those out of
work, but those desiring to lmprovt
their positions as well.
ROOT TO BECOME
HI STATE_CHIEF
Former Secretary of War Will
Be Hay's Suc?
cessor.
IS SLATED FOR PRESIDENCY
Mr. Roosevelt and Entire Repub?
lican Machine Backing
Him Up.
. (By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, July 6.?It can.bo defi?
nitely stated that President Roosevelt
has offered the position of Secretary of
State to Ellhu Root and Mr. Root has
accepted.
Statement To-day.
(Dy Associated Press.)
OYSTER BAY, L. I., July 6.?While no
official confirmation is obtainable here
of the announcement that Ellhu Root has
accepted President Roosevelt's proffer of
tho Secretaryship of State,' in succession
to John Hay, it can bo said that the Pres?
ident will authorize a statement to bo
made to-morrow regarding, the matter.
Tho precise nature of tho statement is
not known.
Mr. Root .hoarded tho President's special
train, at Jersey City Just before It left
for Cleveland at 5:45 o'clock Tuesday af?
ternoon.
Whllo tho members of the President's
Cabinet retired to their apartments on
tho train at an enrly hour Tuesday night,
tho President and Mr. Root remained in
conference' for several hours. Then It
was that tho President broached tho sub.
Ject of Mr. Root's return to tho Cnbinot.
All phases of tho situation were consid?
ered carefully.
On tho return Journey, their conference,
interrupted by tho mission on which they
had-gone to Cleveland, was resumed. Mr.
Root's acceptance of tho proffer, an?
nounced In New York to-day, Is believed
to bo .without reservation at all difficult
to overcome
Slated for President.
?,T,J.8,>?fi?1 t0 Th0 Times-Dlspntch.)
NEW .YORK. July fi.-A Washington
special to tho Now York World says:
In consideration of President Roose?
velt's active support for tho presidential
nomination in 1908, ox-Secretary of War
Ellhu Root has consented to give up tho
most profitable law practice in tho coun
(Contlnued on Third Pago.)
GREAT NORTHERN FLYER
WRECKED; 3D INJURED
Train Running At High Rate of
Speed Left Rails*?Cars
Burned.
_ (By Associated Press.)
ST. PaViD, MINN., July fi.-About
thirty poopln wore Injured, one seriously
in tho wreck of tho Groat Northern
westbound "flyer' at Spring Brook 21
miles East of Wllllstan, N. d? and
seven cars wero burned by a tiro which
broko out Immediately after the wreck
presumably caused by the explosion of a
gas tank under the smoking car. Tho
mail car and tho special our Joliet, con?
taining Dr. Frank Billings, of Chicago
and a party of physicians, on route to'
Portland, did not leave the rails and
wero m-harmo'd by the Humes. Tho
ofllclals of tho road hero say that It
was a mlraole that numbers woro not
killed as tho tmln was running at a
high rate of spoed when It loft the rails.
According to tholr report, thoro wag
no spreading of the rails, and they aro
unable to account for th? accident,
PRISONER TOO
ILLjrflJTESTIFY
Defense Concluded Its
Case With Testimony
of Shepherd Smith.
MRS. LUM PUT TO
SEVEREST TE5T
Counsel for Defense Seeks to Dis- '
credit Star Witness for Com?
monwealth?Husband of Ac?
cused Makes Good Impres?
sion on Stand?Probably
Go to Jury Saturday.
"If Your Honor ple.-/e, we have con- .
eluded to end the case for the defense
here. If Mrs. Smith Is able to be put l
upon the stand later, In event of an ad?
journment, we propose having her testify
In her own behalf. She Is now so weak '
and unwell that It Is physically, Impossl- '
ble for her to go Into the witness box."
In these wordH the senior counsel for
tho prisoner closed the testimony for
the defense. ,
The eighth day of tho trial of Estello
Townsend Smith'for the alleged murder
of her five-year-old boy, Ralph, almost 3
brought the case to a point where all the
evidence was before the jury,
i Abruptly the defenso. annpimced that"
it had completed Its side of the case.,
when Shepherd Knapp Smith, husband'
of the prisoner, left the stand,
i Counsel for tho accused made an at?
tempt to place the prisoner, on in her
own behalf, but so broken with ill health. ,
and misfortune was she that physiciaps
decided she was not able' to stand' the
excitement and strain.
.In sombre black, her tall figure swayed'
to and fro as she was almost lifted into
her accustomed seat in the court-house,,
Her husband and her trusty friend, Mrs.
?Ashburner, supported her through the'
,'curious crowd collected in tho court room.
iWhen she was seated she raised her,
veil and then the dea'dly pallor of hor
face and the hunted, wild look in her'
eyes could bo seen.
Mr. Smith, her husband, was the only
?witness called during the day for the
defense. He' appareriUy made a good
Impression, except that he was not con?
vincing In his story of the runaway'
match, which, ho snkl, occurred on Jan
uary 18, 1898. He stated that the'mar?
riage was performed by "''Alderman
Bridger in South Brookyln. and for the
reason that he was a good friend 6t
his family. Smith reviewed the terrible
experience that ho and his wife had
undergone with thoir afflicted son,
Ralph. Ho stated, wlth.toas in his eyes,'
that ho had never stopped his wife from
whipping the boy, because he thought,
that punishment was the only chance'
of saving him, and that ho thought that,
unless he was saved the child would end.
his days in an insane asylum,
Throw Herself on Floor.
-In speaking of tho effect that the boy's;
condition had on bis wife, ho said that'
she would throw herself on the floor in
desperation, beating hor head and crying;
out aguin and again: "What shall I do?
What shall I do?" in her sorrow and
agony.
An interesting fact brought out by the
witness was that Mr. Crull, whoso money
he had taken to make his trip to New
York, had visited him at the jail and'
was his friend; that the' money had been
paid and all parties were satisfied.
It was also clearly brought out that
Smith had nearly reached New York when,
tho boy died, and that ho could not havo
had any part in it on tho night of April
26th. Tho Indictment charging Smith
with murder was placed In evidence by
tho Commonwealth.
Tho sensation of tho day came later
in tho nftornoon, when Mrs. Lum. was
called to tho stand by tho Commonwealth
to testify in rebuttal. Mrs. Lum had
made an excellent impression when she
was called several days ago, and had spo?
ken so highly of virtue and honor and
character.
On cross examination Mr. H, M. Smith,
asked Mrs. Lum If sho had not been
known onco as Mrs. Arnold. She replied
that tho question hud nothing to do with
tho euso. "Did not Mr. Arnold beat you,
and when you had him arrested and
brought before Justice Crutchflold, did he
not provo that ho was not married to
you?"
"I refuse tn answer," said tho witness.
Mr. Smith thou nsked if sho had ever
gotten a divorce, and if she had not
lived with Mr. Lum before she was mar?
ried to him. Sho refused to answer and
left the stand umld tho smiles of the
spectators.
Mrs. Lum was heard to swear venge?
ance on Mr. Smith for bringing out the
unsavory story of her pnst life. It la
said that Manchester people wore not cog?
nizant of it, and Mr. Pago stated that
It wns a surprise to him.
Tho testimony will certainly ond thla
morning, after which thoro will bo some
time consumed In arguing for Instruc?
tions to tho jury* It is fair to Buppose,
however, that the case will go to the
Jury pn Saturday night
A crowd of fully four hundred men
sweltered In tho court-room throughout
tho day. eagerly listening to every word
of tho evidence.
MORNING SESSION.
Husband of Prisoner Testifies in
Her Behalf?Story of Marriage.
Court reconvened at 10 o'clock. Mr.
Page, looking very muoh Improved, wus
early In his place. Tho prisoner entored
with her Junior counsel, Mr. Wells, fol?
lowed by Mrs. Townsend, Dr. Townsend
and Mr. Henry Leo Valentine-. Both the .
prisoner nn<l *u,r mother raised their
veils.
Counsel for defense asked that Mrs.
Lum, a witness who had testified for
tbo prosecution, bo sent for, as the de?
fense deslrod to ask tier furthor (tu.w
tlons.
Shepherd Knapp Smith, husband of the
prisoner, was then called. After being
sworn, he stated his name and said ho
would to forty-one years of of* u*?t

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