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Of Wisdom,
ihc Tee-IJoo Want Arts,
for every wnnt of tfio
wimteo mici' winter.
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TH(3 TIMES FOUNDIUD IM?.
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Hint Tce-Deo Wnnt Arts,
grow clnlly more ? uhi a hi o
to progressivo people
WHOLE NUMBER 16,893.
RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, "JULY 8,1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
LET CANDIDATES
UKJFFKE
The Committee Rejects
the Meredith Proposi?
tion 20 to 6.
ADOPT SUBSTITUTE
OF MR. SAUNDERS
'All Candidates for State Offices
to Confer and Together Sug?
gest one Judge for Each
Precinct?Spirited Dis?
cussion on the
Subject.
Aye*?Mosers. Carrlngton, Hunter, M?
Oulre, Rector, Rlely and White?<3.
Noes?Messrs, Browning, Davis, Duke,
Fanan, Griffith, Hicks, Lane, Manning,
Peay, Phillips, Pettls, Saunders, Sharjvj
Shield, Stelner, Tyler, Welsh, West, Wood*?
Doherty?20.
Tho above Is tho vote by which the
City Democratic Committee laut night
rejected the proposition made by Hon.
C. V. Meredith, naming Messrs. Guy.
Leigh and Catlln, who In turn shall
choose one election officer for each pre?
cinct In the coming primary.
There was another tiplcy debate over
the matter, and after It was rejected the
following rCHoH'tlon, offered by Mr. Saun
dern, was adopted by practically the same
vote:
Whereas, It has been suggested, by
a resolution Introduced by Dr. C. V.
Carrlngton, or Lee Ward, that this
committee select the Judges of the
' primary election, to be held In thle
city on August '_?2, ?Vd, from a list of
persona whose names are to fte fur?
nished by Messrs. K. O. heigh, Jack?
son Guy and K. A, Catlln, all of this
city; end
Whereas, thla committee hns perfect
confidence In the honesty and Integ?
rity of the present Judges of election,
they being officials elected by the
City Electoral Board, corcfposed of
Messrs. W. T. Hancock, Ferdinand C.
Ebel and Samuel Cohen, who were
appointed members of said board by
Hon. S. B. Witt, Judge of the Hust?
ings Court of this city, hut is earnest?
ly desirous thai no suspicion of fraud
or unfair dealing may attach to the
coming primary neither before or
after it Is held; nnd
Whereas, this committee is further
desirous that, no candidate In the com?
ing primary may have, now or here?
after, any Just cause to complain of
the preparations for the said election;
or of .the conduct thereof, though not
admitting or believing that any Just
complaint could fairly be made, were
the present officials to act; and
Whereas, this committee is of the
opinion that if persons "(her than
the present Judges are to be selected
their names should be furnished by a
majority of all the candidates to be
voted for in tho said election, who de
Blre to make recommendations under
this resolution, or by a committee of
their duly authorized representatives;
therefore, be It
Resolved, That the candidates for
Democratic nomination for United
States senator. Governor, Lieutenant
Governor, Attorney-General and Su?
perintendent of Public Instruction, to
be voted for In the primary election to
be held in this city August 22, 1905.
be, and they are hereby, requested to
meet In person, or by duly authorized
representatives, and to select arad
reeomend to this committee, on or be?
fore the Ifith day of August, the names
of twenty-three (2.1; persons, orte name
for each precinct, duly qualified by?
law to act as Judges of election In the
said primary; and be it further
Resolved, That this convnltteo will
appoint as Judges of election tho per?
sons ho recommended. If tho same be
duly qualified by law; and be It
further
Resolved, That a copy of these pre?
ambles and resolutions be furnished to
each candidate for the above named
offices by the secretary of thla com?
mittee.
Both Sides Speak.
When tho Meredith resolution was
brougnt up Mr. Griffith thought it should
be voted down at once.
Mr. McGuIre strongly advocated its
adoption, and said ho did not regard it
as a reflection on the committee. It was
tho duty of tho committee to hit upon
some means of satisfying the people of
the Integrity of the committee, no matter
who suggested tho onicers.
He said absolute fairness would be
guaranteed, and the mouths of all having
suspicion would be shut.
Mr. Manning and Mr. Duke opposed the
resolution, the latter saying he would re?
tire before he would support It.
Mr. White spoke nt some length in sup?
port of the mensure, and appealed for
its adoption.
Mr, Saunders. said ho would resign If
incapable and that the committee should
not accept tho dictation of a self appoint?
ed committee which proposed to usurp
tho committee's powers. After tho rejec?
tion of Mr. Meredith's proposition and
when Mr. fiaunders's was up, Dr. Car?
rlngton proposed to allow Messrs. Guy
and Delgh, both Martin men, to name
tho judges, striking out the namo of
Mr. Catlln.
Calls It Gallery Play.
Mr. Manning suld this was a play to
the gallerlos. He declueod he had been
Informed by a prominent newspaper man
that no other candidato than. Governor
Montague was unwilling to trust tho
present election officers. If this were
true, the Governor should name tho
men.
Both Messrs. Manning and (founders
declared that they did not consult Mr.
Marlin as to what thoy should do, and
tho latter declared ho was willing to
let tho Governor have all tho votes he
could got.
Tho amendment of Dr. Carrlngton was
lost, and after there had been several
other amendments lo.st, Mr. Saunders'e
resolution was adopted.
Mr. Welsh and Mr. Duke spoke against
tho delegation of authority by tho com?
mittee to any on?,
;?;,\ McGuiro made a vain effort to so
arhondttho Saundors resolution us to al?
low tho candidates to propose two ofl'l.
??re for euch precinct Instead of one.
BUNCO STEERERS
FLEECELUGUERS
Notorious Gang Reaping
Rich Harvest at
Denver Meeting..
APPEAL TO MAYOR
AND CITY POLICE
Fumes of Tobacco Incentive to
Immoral Conduct, Says Preach?
er?Southerners Attracting
Much Attention at Big
Meeting?Number of
Delegates 15,000.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
DENVER, COL., July 7.-Probably the
last ?pedal reached Denver to-day very
much belated end with a weary set of
young people. About 10,000 are already
registered here at headquarters, aid the
attendance of delegates will e&slj/ reach
Xf.O?. Texas leads all Southern;.States,
having about 400 In her delegation, and is
only led by one other State In number of
delegates present. This State ls;: Iowa,
which Ib making a great fight tor the
next conference two years hence, but
the decision of this question will probably
bo left In the hands of the Executive
Committee. So far as the opinion of the
delegate/; present can be had, they prefer
to have the next convention In the East.
Washington, D. C.. would be popular.
The Southern Methodist delegates and
visitors had a rally this afternoon at o
P. ?1. at St. Paul's Church, the only
Southern Methodist Church In Denver.
The house was crowded, and there was
a most cordial handshaking and greeting.
The familiar accents made one feel that
ho was in his own native Southland again.
Dr. H. AI. Dunose presided. Speeches
were made by Bishops Hendrlx and Ga!-'
loway and a special song, written for the
occasion, was sung to the tune of "My
Old Kentucky Home."
Bishop Galloway is easily the most
popular speaker here, and no house wul
hold his crowds. At 7 P. M. to-night at
Trinity, where Bishop Galloway was to
speak, though the speaking did hot be?
gin until S P. M., the house was full.
The missionary question had the- right
of way to-night. Bishop Warren, of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, spoke
at the Central Presbyterian Church. He
Is one of the strong men of the church.
Botb Mark'Guy-Pearse, of London, and
Dr. ?\\ A. Puale, of Chicago, are popular
with the convention, and are sure to
have a hearing When they speak. Rev.
W. K. McMurray, D. D.. of Centenary,
of St. Louis, one of our Southern men,
made a most effective and popular speech
at the Coiseum this afternoon on the
"Unchurched Masses." Dr. McMurray Is
quite often spoken of as one of the
bishops, and has qualities that suit him
for that office.
"The very fumes of burning tobacco
are an Incentive to Immoral and perni?
cious conduct," said Robert L. Reamy,
of Baltimore, In his address at Central
Presbyterian Church to-day. "A smoke
laden room Is more harmful by far than
the emokers Imagine, and It Inspires a
spirit In those who inhale the smoke which
from listeners, "He Is from the South;
Is the doorstep to sin."
I find the Southern men very popular
here as speakers. One frequently hears
fro mllsteners, "He is from the Souths
you better listen to him" It Is amatter.
of real and worthy prMe that the South?
ern men hold their own among so select
a group of speakers.
So far, In spite of the many attrac?
tive trips offered In and about Denve??,
the delegatos are attending well the con?
vention and sticking to bus'ness. S:me
of our leaguers are having a new expe?
rience by falling Into the hands of
"bunco steerers." These fellows are
plying their business and reap'ng a r'ch
reward. A notorious man named "Lou
Blnnger" is the hend of th's ging. They
put on Lcagup buttons and white satin
streamers marked "Reception Commit?
tee" and find easy fruit among the dele?
gates.
The mayor and chief of police have
been Informed of the mattter and are
trying to break it up, hut so far have
not succeeded In so doing. W. ?. B.
Fourteen Killed.
(By Associated Press.)
ANDEP.LUE6, BELGIUM, July 7.
Fourtcen miners were killed and a num?
ber Injured by an explosion In a colliery
hero to-day? The explosion was caused
by fire damp.
ACCEPTS THE PORTFOLIO.
STATEMENT WILL
KIEILJ?IigiL
Secretary Wilson Says He Will
Make Cotton Report Pub?
lic To-day.
PROMISES BIG SENSATION
Complete Reorganization of Sta?
tistician's Office Will Be
Result.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, July T-The long ex?
pected report of the secret service offi?
cers who Investigated the charges of
irregularities In the preparation and pub?
lication of the government cotton crop's
reports, preferred by Richard Cheatham,
secretary of the Cotton Growers' Asso?
ciation, has been placed in the hands of
Secretary Wilson. When seen to-day
Secretary Wilson refused to give any In?
timation as to the results of the Investi?
gation or what action he proposes to take,
but said that the whole matter would
be made public to-morrow. He declared
that nothing would be withheld. The
case, he said, had assumed the nature of
a scandal, and he proposed to give the
public every shred of Information he had.
In connection with the giving out of the
report, it Is understood that the announce?
ment will be made of a complete reor?
ganization of the statistician's office.
GOVERNMENT FIGURES
WERE USED BY HOLMES
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. July S.-The Post to?
day says that, as a result of the Investi?
gation of the charges involving the cotton
statistics of the Department of Agricul?
ture, the removal of Edwin S. Holmes,
associate statistician, who was suspend?
ed some days ago, will be announcd by
Secretary Wilson to-day In conned Ion
with .the report of the secret serv.ee
agents. ,
'There Is the best of authority." the
Post says, "for the statement that the
report will show that the , charges of
Richard Cheatham, of Atlanta, secretary
of the Southern Cotton Association, that
figures relative to the cotton c:op were
not only manipulated for ? he purpose
of affecting the market at different
times, but that they were given out
in advance for uso In a speculative way
by a oroker In New York.
The secret service agents found th.it
Holmes had grown immensely wealthy
In a few years, while receiving a small
government salary. It Is alleged that ho
Is building ? large apartment house in
Washington, that he conducts a millinery
storo In Now York, In partnership with
one Moses Haft; that he owns real estate
In cities outside of Washington, and a
large farm in a Northwestern State.
UNITED STATES COURT
TO TRY CALEB POWERS
Declare That Defendant Cannot
Secure Fair Trial in Scott
County.
(By Associateci Press.)
MAYSVIIjL-E. KY., July 7.?Caleb Pow?
ers Is to ho tried In tho United States
courts for complicity In the murder of
William Gocbel at Frankfort. This wfis
settled hero to-day when United States
District Judge Cocliran announced ho
would take Jurisdiction in tho case, as
had been requested by attorneys for
Powers. Judge' Cochran's opinion sus?
tains Powors's motion for a writ of
habeas corpus to transfer ouetody .at
him from the Stato of Kentucky to th%
United States. Tho ground upon which
the court makes Its finding is that, from
tho petition for removal and tho trane
crlpt of tho record In the Stato courts,
It appears that tho defendant hua und Is
denied tho oquul protesti;.?; ci t?w J?wvt>
oy tho Scott county Circuit Court, und
cannot onforce his rights thoreto In the
Court of Appeals, because of section 281
of ' the criminal code, as construed by
that court, ? . -, -? ? ? ? -__,
FOR WAR WITH NORWAY
Borrows $6,500,000 to Meet
Extraordinary Expenditures.
Officers Arrested.
(By Associated Press.)
STOCKHOLM, July 7.-Tho Associated
Press has hlsh military authority for
stating that Sweden Is taking precau?
tionary measures on the frontier to off?
set tho reported threatening uttltudo of
Norway.
The Swedish?treasury to-day borrowed
18,500,000 to meet extraordinary expendi?
tures. It Is rumored that two high Nor?
wegian officers have been arrested at
Christiana because they refused to fore
Bwear allegiance to King Oscar. The
rumor, however, has not been confirmed.
Prominent merchants confirm a report
that capitalists are withdrawing their
funds from Norwegian banks.
Another Head Gone.
(By Associated Press.)
PHILADELPHIA, PA? July 7,-George
Pierio, chief of the Bureau of City Prop?
erty, resigned to-day at tho ^queat of
Director of Public Safety Potter. The
resignation iwlll take effect at once,
Plerle Ib accused of approving bills for
city work without proper iimutljfatipn.
P0INTER,ON THE WEATHER
F O R EGAST-Kor
Saturday.and Sun
At i A. U.
day: Virginia/- ,
Occasional show-;
ers anil: thunder?
storms' - Saturday
and Sunday:.Ught
sou t h ?.?win d;s.
North .Carolina
Showers and thun?
derstorms? Satur-;
day and Sunday,
light southeast to
south iwlnds.
CONDITIONS YESTERDAY.
Richmond's weather was clear and
warm. Range of the Thermometer:
9 ?. ?.77 6 P. M.85
12 M.84 9 P. M.78
3 P.M....88 12 midnight.74
Average.81
Highest temperature yesterday. ?8
Lowest temperature yesterday..,.......? 70
Mean temperature yesterday.75?
Normal temperature for July...-79
Departure from normal temperature...". 00
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
July 8. 1905.
Sun rises. 4:57 H IG <l TIDE.
Sun sets-7:33 Morru'-?g......._. 9:00,
Moon sets.11:41 Eveninjf.....9:82
Boat Brought to Surface Yester?
day and Encased Crew
? Released.
TOWING CABLES SNAPPED
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, July 7.?The ministry of ma?
rine Issued a communication this evening,
saying that ,'tho combllned efforts of
French and German salvage tugs suc?
ceeded this afternoon in bringing to the
surface tho submarine boat Farfadet,
which sank Thursday morning at tho
entrance? to the port of Sldl Abdallah,
Tunis. Water, provisions and fresh air
were supplied to the members of the
encased crow, who are alive,
The submarine was being slowly towed
into shallow water, when some of tho
cables snapped, the boat remaining sus?
pended In a perpendicular position, hold
by a cable from a French tug. Efforts
are being made to fix grappling lions.
An Italian tug has arrived to aid In the
rescue.
M. Thomson, '.he minister of marino,
left Paris to-day for Bizerta, Tunis, to
Investigate the *cau?e of tho sinking of
the submarine.
?
CLEVELAND HAS NO
IDEA OF RETIRING
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, July 7.-In relation to a
report that Grover Cleveland was con?
templating retiring from the trusteeship
of the Equitable Life Assurance Society,
Mr. Cleveland authorizes tlva following
statement:
'Nothing has occurred thus for to dis?
satisfy mo in tho least, and tho Idea of re?
tiring from the trusioeshlp has never ?en?
tered my mind."
?
Eleven Log Drivers Drowned.
(By Associated Press.)
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WIS? Julv 7.
Eloven log drivers were drowned In Chip
pewa River, at Little Falls dam to-day,
when they lost control of tho batteau in
which sixteen other mon had safely
crossed the rlv*r. Tho batteau was
swamped.
? '????
Wilbur Fisk Sanders Dead.
(By Associated Presa.)
HELENA, MONT., July 7.-WUbur Fisk
Sanders, Civil War veteran, ploneor. law?
yer, leader of the vigelantes, and fornvr
United States Senator, died horo to-day,
aged seventy-two years.
8
WANT HELP
TO-DAY.
Tho 9 advertltements for holp pub?
lished in to-day's Tlines-Dlspatch on
page 8 aro as followH!
1 Office.
8 Trades.
S Miscellaneous
2 Salesmen.
This not only lnterost those out of
work, uut those desiring to improve
their positions ? well.
BELLICOSE LUM
WAS ARRESTED
Threatened to Hold Harry Smith
While Wife Whipped
Him.
WOULD LIKE TO USE PISTOL
Mr. Smith States That He Had
Positive Proof Before Say?
ing Anything.
Mr. John Lum, the angry and threat?
ening husband of Mrs. Lum, witness In
the Smith murder case, whom Mr. H. M.
Smith, Jr., songht to discredit by a scries
of questions touching- her^ life felt
last night the heavy and convincing hand
of the law.
Mr. Lum for two days had meandered
along Hull Street making violent threats
that he would play' havoc with the Hie
and ;llmbe of Lawyer Harry Smith if he
could clap eyes upon him, and finally
. had stated definitely that lie would hold
j up the said Smith at the point of a pis?
tol while his offended helpmate handed
him. a few hot ones with a raw-hide
horse whip.
Sergeant Wright heard of these threats
and telephoned at once to Mayor Maurice,
who Issued a warrant for the bellicose
Mr. Lum, charging him with "threaten?
ing to do bodily harm to one ?. M.
Smith." Officer Jones, of the force, made
the arrest at the Lum residence on
Sixth Street, next door to the Smith cot?
tage, and brought his prisoner, to the
station house, where Squire, Jordan
[ bailed him In the sum of |2O0. Council
? man T. E. Taylor went .on his bond,
while a neighbor, Mr. Chlldress, counsell?
ed him to keep the peace.
His Wife a "Lady."
Mr. Lum was seen at his residence last
night and was asked if he had anything
to say. ? . .
"I want everyone to know that my
wife Is a lady," said Mr. Lum, and I'm
man enough to protect her virtue. If I
h^d the money to employ a lawyer to
defend me, I would hold up Smith, while
my wife horsewhipped him. I'm going
to lof the matter drop unless he (Mr.
Smith) tries his lip on my family and
then I'll have something to say.
Hero Mr. Chlldress Interrupted to sny.
"Just like any man, that Is a man, would
do."
W'hen did your wife gat her divorce?
asked the Times-Dispatch man.
"I'm not talking about that," said Mr.
Lum.
"Why don't you tell him a.hout the
letter?" snld Mre. Lum from the door?
way.
"You go away, and keep quiet old
lady," Interrupted her husband.
"The lottor says G got my. divorce,"
continued Mrs. Lum.
"You go away!" quoth her better half.
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
IN MURDER TRIAL
Estelle Townsend Smith
Will Learn Her Fate
To-Night.
JUtfORS ANXIOUS
TO RETURN HOME
Mrs. Lum's Story Still the Talk of
Manchester?Will Lum Carry
Out His Threat Against
Lawyer Smith??The
Prisoner a Physi?
cal Wreck.
To-day will In all probability see the
end of the unsavory Smith murder case.
At ten o'clock this morning argument
will begin with the opening address to
the Jury by Mr. Pago, Commonwealth's
Attorney, who will be followed by Mr.
Wells, Junior counsel for the prisoner. It
Is probable that Mr. H. M. Smith will
yalso 'epcak before court adjourns for
dinner, after which Mr. Page will con?
clude, and tho case will go to tho Jury.
It 1b more than probable that a verdict
will be reached by midnight, for eight
of the Jurors are Chesterfield county men,
who are anxious to reach homo for Sun?
day. These men have probably already
made up their minds and will endeavor
to have the Jury reach a conclusion
without unncessary delay. It Is known
that counsel are fearful that the desire
to reach home will operate on the jur?
ors, causing them to over expedite
matters.
It hae been freely said on tho streets
of Miuichester that. Mr. Page will not be
physically ablo to make his concluding
speech to-day, and that'he will be forced
to ask for a continuance until Monday,
but that idea Is not shared by Judge
Clopton, who etated'to'the Jury on yes?
terday that ho felt perfectly sure that
the trial would end to-night.
Yesterday's proceedings were for the
most part uneventful. The Illness of the
prisoner !was apparent to everyone who
saw her staggering Into court, supported,
and almost carried by hor husband and
her loyal friend, Mrs. Ashburner. Her
head fell from side to side as she walked,
and she lookod as though she, too, wore
about to pass away to another world.
The singular fatality of Illness-which
hoe followed:'" tho^jgro?sojne^, case has
taken fresh hold "on those peoplo who
are superstltlnusly inclined. They say
that fate Is working hard to prevent
a convlcUoiv of Mrs.' Smith, and. that.
Mr. Page's 'Illness Is In furtherance of
this uncanny and mysterious scheme. It
Is a matter of Interest, too,' to note, that
since Mrs. Lum's past life has been ex?
posed by counsel for the? prisoner, the
sympathy of many people has turned
towards the unhappy accused. Mrs.
Lum, who said she always told her hus
tiand everything, was the star witness
for the prosecution, wid the effect of
Thursday's question wns a sad blow to
the Commonwealth.
Deeply Incensed.
Mr. Lum, the husband of the discredited
witness, Is said to be deeply Incensed,
and on the .lookout for Mr. H. M. Smith,
?who questioned her. on the stand, regard?
ing her past life. ?
"When seen Mr. H.'M. Smith remarked
that he felt fully able to take care of
himself, and that he hnd witnesses to
prove the post of the present Mrs. Lum.
He did not seem' to be at all worried by
the belligerent threats of the Irate hus?
band of Mrs. Lum.
All Manchester Is talking of the ma.l
ter, and It will play no spiali part in
the outcome of the case.
When court convened yesterday morn?
ing Mr. Page recalled three witnesses,
Mrs. Woolard, little Llnwood Turner, and
Mrs. Heynes. The only sensntional Inci?
dent wns that In oxnmlnlng Mrs. Haynes,
Mr. Page asked If Mrs. Smith had been af?
fectionate to her bulldog "Monk," on the
night of Ralph's death. Beforo Mrs.
Haynes could reply, Judge Clopton ruled
the question out. Mr. Pago, however, got
his point before the Jury by saying In a
loud voice to the court:
"CAN'T I CONTRlAST HER CON?
DUCT TO HER BULLDOG WITH HER
CONDUCT TO ??-TE DEAD BODY OP
HER CHILD?"
Tho defenso called but one witness.
Shepherd K. Smith, who explained a
minor point hrought out by tho little
Woolard girl.
Judge Clopton then withdrew to his
room with counsel, to have argument on
I (Continued on Seventh Pago.)
GOVERNOR COULDN'T
PAY 3D-CENT BILL
Waiter Was Preparing to Eject
Him When His Excellency
Was Recognized.
TRENTON, N. J., July 7.?"I'm Gover?
nor Stokes, I'll pay you when I come In
again."
"? m President Roosevelt, and you'll pay
right now."
Thle Is tho conversation that took place
last night in a local restaurant between
tho chief oxeoutlvo of Now Jersey and a
new waiter, who failed to recognize his
distinguished patron.
The Governor and a friend, Dr, H. G.
Norton, stopped In the restaurant for
refreshments, and when the repast waa
finished a checlt for thirty cents was
presented.
"Let me pay for it," said the two men
in concert, and each Bought hie trousers'
pocket. Other pockets were hastily ex?
amined and then each of the men con?
fessed that he ''hadn't a cent In his
clothes."
Tho waiter was preparing for "rough
house" tactics, when an old attach?e
of the place entered and Identified the
Governor, The new man was profuso In
Ills apologies.
Tho Governor declares that next timo
be changes hie clothes, he will make
sure that he does not leavo his pocket
book In the discarded garments,
IS
The Bold Stand Taken By
United States Judge.
Pritchard.
(By Associated Press.)
ASHEVILLE, N. C, July 7.-Unltcd
States Circuit Judge Pritchard, address?
ing, tho North Carolina State Bar As?
sociation In annual convention at Lake
Toxaway, declared that a national di?
vorce law was tho only solution of tho
divorce problem. In speaking of the
difference In Stato laws on tho *ub
Ject, and thn advantage taken of them
In procuring divorces, he said:
"Tnls is an evil, If allowed to grow,
will sooner or later undermine our social
Institutions.
"Willie I am not in favor of the Fod
oral government encroaching upon tho
rights of the Slates, at tho simo timo
I am thoroughly convinced that tho only
effective way by which wo can deal
with the subject Is to secure tho enact?
ment of ? niitlonnl divorce law, which
I think might bo properly classed among
tho subjects contemplated by tho general
welfare chiuso of the Constitution of the
United Btatos." ,
BEPDRTED BUTTLE
Black Sea Fleet Said to
Have Engaged Rebels,
Who Escaped.
LINEVITCH NOW
FACING MUTINY'
Proclamation Issued By Rebel
Sailors Hails Coming of Re?
public ? Czar May Call
Representative Assem?
bly?Situation Still
Very Serious.
(Special Cable to Tho Times-Dispatch and
New York World.)
LONDON, July 8.-5 A. M.?Tho Stan?
dard correspondent at Odessa -wires that
ho has received a report saying that the
rebol battleship Knlaz Potomkine and
tho Black Sea fleet under Admiral Kru?
ger fought a desperate engagement to?
day. Prior to tho battle Admiral Krugor
made a demand on tho Potemklne to
surrender. The rebel vessel replied:
"We know no quarter and will not sur?
render," whereupon Admiral Kruger or?
dered hlsj ships to open fire on tho
Potemklno. Tho latter responded, using
all Its guns, and despite tho fact that
It was overwhelmingly outnumbered, ex?
changed shot for shot with the fleet, ?
Tho hopo was entertained by tho crew
of tho Potemklno that as soon as tho
order to fire was given "by Krugor, th? ,
crews would mutiny, but, according to
reports, such did not prove the case.
A deadly fire was kept up on tho Po- .
temklne until tho lattor. ablaze In some
places, turned and fled. In the confusion, ,
tho Potemklno is said to have been mis?
taken by Kruger for one of the vessels
of his own fleet, and the rebel escaped
Whether the torpedo boat which has been ?
accompanying tho Potemklno In Its raid- '
lng; expedition, took part in the engjge
mont Is not known, but it is presumed
here that she was not near the scene ,
of action, being at last reported to have .
left for Southern ports to get provisions. .
The standard correspondent concludes: \
"Many sailors were killed on board the
Potemklno during the battle." ,
REBEL SHIP HOTLY
PURSUED BY FLEET
Linevitch Now Said to Be Con?
tending With Mutiny?Situ?
ation Serious.
(By Associated Press.)
ST. PETTBSBURG, July 8.-2:30 A. M.~ ,
According to the latest reports the Knla?
Potemklne has escaped her pursuers and
Is still at large in the Black Sea with?
the torpedo boat destroyer Smetllvy, and
the Black Sou. fleet hot on her trail. There
Is little doubt that ?he is heading. for
PoU or Bn.toum, but no dispatches ?Sr'.im;?
either place had been received up ?V2.
o'clock this morning.
Advices received by the Associated
Press Indicate that tho tension? Is in?
creasing In the Caucausus, where the
turbulent element Is excited over reports
regarding tho condition of the fleet, in?
creasing the fear that the arrival of
tHe Knlaz Potemklne at a Caucuslan.
port will have the effect of pouring oil
on the smouldoring flame.
A 'bomb was thrown at Tlflls to-day.
Reports current to-day tencT* to coYsHrm
the advices of the Associated Press that
the Emperor Is prepared to go to the
Kremlin and issue a manifesto sum?
moning representatives of tho peoplo.
Capture or Destroy.
(By Associated Press.)
ODESSA, July 7.?Vlce-Admlral Chunk-?
nln has telegraphed the Governor-General
of Odessa that the Black Sea fleet has
been ordered to capture or destroy the
Knlast Potemklno.
Fleet Sighted.
(By Associated Press.)
NOVOR?SSTYSK, RUSSIA, July 7.?The
Blaok Sea fleet arrived here to-night ana
will sail southward. The authorities have
placarded tho town recommending the
people not to go upon the streets should
tho Knlaz Potemklno nppenr.
Novorossiysk is at the head ot
Novorossiysk Bay on the northeast coast
of the DUick Sea.
Mutiny on Transports.
(By Associated Press.)
SEBASTOPOL, July 7.?A naval magis?
trate Is investigating a mutiny on the
transport Prout. One hundred and fifty
sailors of the Prout have boon Imprlsonec
In tho fortress hero, and tho others an
still on board.
Will Protect Town.
(By Associated Press.).
THEODOSIA, July 7.?A Russian cruls
or has arrived to protect tho town. Th'
Inhabitants who fled while tho Knlaz
Potemklno was In port are returning,
Tho reports sont from Odeflan. to Lon?
don newspapers regarding tho bombard?
ment of Theodopla . are untruo. Ordet
is fully maintained In the town by the
troops.
Before leaving Theodosln, tho Knlaz
Potemklno sighted a British collier, which
she followed seaward and from which she
took a quantity of coal.
Panic in Yalta.
(By Associated Press.)
YALTA, CRIMEA. July 7,-Intonse ex.
oltement prevails hero owing to the foar
that tho Knlaz potemklne will bombard
tho city.
Mutiny in Army.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON. July 8.?The Tokio corre?
spondent of the Dally Telegraph declare?
that O'enenU Linevitch has eonteneed,
several Russian 0/iicere to dealh for cir?
culating ?ed'tlnus circular*, and on au?
thority of the pituer'e. Japanese corre?
spondent at Mojl, Japan, assorts that
all Polos ami Jews In Llnovlteh'H army
aro mutinous and are constantly ?unan
(Continued on Ninth Pu*e.i

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