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VOL III, NO. 28.
JUDGE GUNTER DEAD
Career of an Able Jurist
Brought to a Close.
SKETCH OF HIS LIFE
After? Lingering IllueHH Ho Succumb*.
Twelve Years e.n The llnicii.
Tribute or thu Local
Benjamin. T. Gunter, judge of
111 Mi Judicial circuit, wMch in?
cludes Newport .News, died at the
Maryland University Hospital, in Bal?
timore. Sunday nlg'ht. Judge Gunter
llvatd been ill for several .months, and
alehoug'h his condition ha.- been report?
ed critical, at .ui-mes. his friends ?hoped
tha't the would ultimately recover.
No man on the Virginia bench ranked
higher in the estimation of lawyers
aci'J thu general public than
Judge <? unter. (He w;is recog?
nized', not n!y aa one of the ablest Ju?
risten In the State, but as an earnest
and conscientious man in all tihe rela?
te nsrhlp? of life. 'His renn ins were
forwarded ye.-terday from 'Baltimore to
bis borne near Awumac Court House,
and the .funeral w.ll take -place today.
Several members of the local bar will
attend the obsequies.
!tJniv< r- it> of Vi
ing to in bar h
lunlet- was born
?longing to ster
. stu-i.vraw at
Soon after e,)m
n- y for Accantac county,
.t in tiiis capacity it. fell
iprosocute Tally LillSston
ti lur, IBotsry Simpt-ion. foi?
ls 'Budd. mar Accomac
Several of t'he ablest Liw
?1 l.iiiiston and lt. .sy Simpson,
utg iihom were Henry A. Wise.
P' y. .1 all his skill and legal
? in defending his .liients. Young
L-onducted t'he ?pros= t-uiion alone
I ? pee ' f -? 1 1 .n.g
years. .His viotorv over Wise,
to ?rjhat tlms had been d-nsid
icist i n v .nelble in criminal oases,
litre young attorney much local
.' He! ma.!.- his future secure.
ajp'fured and im
irv wieii the late
llzers. He was
out the w
by the K
.role, but tbroujgh
s stationed In Av?
il, m ius an un-com
ormed a law part
frlortig 'friend, the
wir - .itad for many j
was" maiie judge'of I
? A..-, mac. Judg.
touch of n
tee. Tn 1?
ie Suite central cornmrSt
v- w 's a delegate frum
he national Democra'cl
it nOnfin'aited Tilden and
ei?cti -I. and nMhei
judge Gunter t
1,1 from tin
-1 ? m.-v. Wlhen
?et in 18S1 tbe
n a majority,
,, i r ?? -r n oh
when the jud
i tihe -n.-m??ei
io power in the Statt
i!untor and enlarged Hi
ivriiTi? 'ii ii a number ? ?
a noted la:.'
in, llvv son
|G n liter.
Ihter of John
and ... .o Myers'
er. Si ven ehl'ld-ren
.died of consiuimip
v .liter Alfred U.
lt'n"!'-T;- n'-', ,. o',-.o-,mit. d fruin't'he Uni
>' - ?' " -' -..-) 1 .."in a saw j
IS :-- v. 's ". -- ff I'-' t.iis siim
1 i ,\ .tin ..! th;* next tew
e. in the ';'?' '?', ,-, ffrown
v<--re ?tt off on t
T--- r e ?children stil
IW. rodmonds, of A'
l;he board oC
jege and of
...1 just 6r<
fir. ..'v .Id of life,
imae flourt Holl o:
Gunter and iBenja.min T.
,. ?he present Cr|WWjn
urney of A-ivoimiV and re?
nted cvrnm^iioner on the
??? r as-certviiing and
'"Maryland and Virginia
a- M.-'icr and Pocn
?". ' Hunter married
U r ihis' sci.- nd w-ilfe.
...... ?- C.ur.i'er ihas
rivSnt imenober of the Bap
s?-'r> for a ntt-rwber 'of
.i.o-V.C-.r of tihe Ai comae
, V'-r - '--' r f
5 ,\r BO ihjmc-nd CoH
!.. ilsre o'l Freema
n n' lorn -y in N wpovt
rot pay a trUvuie to the
' l ; iil--: Ml felt that
M a 10S8. as iaeleel
Ss of a true friend,
mor. sensK'Ve to the
, ,e..- by Judg ? Gun
, ttein Ml
-uit . ourt of tl
w i'o"n:-.r' for"whom I had
?n'rotoundir respect 'than Ju-Ue- Gnalsr
8 . !?ri<r r-ver ?->: u?'' m a bench.
f KV drh"rn fc" he was " vible, and 1
V-!-P ihot one of my i-c-st fri-nds hsv=
To icno-.v .Hi lg
J.,,,,. r was to -honor and respect tht
iron for he was a man in -very s--n.-,e
, ? . 'he ward. Yes. be libs ^ooe-gono w.
answer the summons from the Supremi
Cl?rM. Lett?;'My acquaintance wMS
Judige Gunter began shortly after mj
arrival in Virginia, when he signed m>
icerbBficaite of adiroission to tihe bar
Treating me witih the uitmist courtesy
he pressed me with a rigorous examina?
tion, sukih as was required from me by
no ot'her judge. Ever since that hi>
kindness amounted almost to resigna?
tion, s.o patient and pains-taking was
ne wiit.h us 'younger meimiber.? of the bar.
Wii't'h this, he possessed 'tihe firmness oi
vigorous toteHectuia'l 'manhood and che
solid j-uxJigment of a strong man versi d
in the law. His clear cut decisions car?
ried conviction, but 'half the sting of a
u st cause was taken away by t'be care
cul consideration displayed in 'Iiis judg?
ments Cor the arguments of the young?
*T adTieired him for'his judgment, rev
?renecd him 'for his learning and loved
ihiim for his kindness."
Justice J. I>. G. Brown.?"Julge Gun
t'er, by his patience and" kindness to the
young men. of the legai profession, won
them all. In his death the younger
mem bens of the bar lose a kind -and
l.r.du gent friend. 1 -Vel I .V l his death
Uj be a letKvnal lots."
R. C. BickOord?"No man can ever
fill -the place 'in the bear:.- of the mem
Oers of llhis bar which the death of
Judge (Junter leaves vacant. There is
one of our number whom he has
not aided with the wisdom not found in
books, not one of us 'but What has re?
ceived 'his 'friendly, I might say, fath?
erly, counsel. IK- listened to the yountg
. .- t member of the bar witli the sam.j
attention that 'he gave to the most ex
periencedl Me allowed no prejudice to
-way li-.um. 'He had no favorites at the
oar. .Iii.-1 to ail. he gained .the respect
.f all. Kind, patient and forbearing
to us. we gave Ih'im .'.'he best gift we 'had
to give?our grateful love."
Year, t'day afternoon o numiber of the
meni'b> is <tf the local' bar association
held aim . t-ttng In the Itnw office of
Mv.-srs. P k.Toid & Stuart .iti i appoi.n*.
? '.1 a eotr alttee to dtcu't resoluttona ex
: Bvs-sthe pit>fou'nd' r gret the an
noun.omtmt of Judg Outlier's death
had o. ? asiooied. As a token of respect a
beo>u'tifu1 lloial desCgn was^order^d to
1-e sent to Aoemtto in time f r the fu?
ro ral at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
As the- presiding officer of a court
Judge Gunter wus deliberate and pains?
taking, always poising the scales of jus?
tice, on the cross-'lie-am oil' .:i;uiity with
ou't fear or flavor. Truly it may be said
of Juvige Gunter he was a good man.
SUUT Til KICK TIMMS.
One Negro "I"uii ps" leal Into Another
Over a \\ ?in in.
Mean whiskey, a set of "bones" and a
Woman causcjta tow in Blood'flelU Sun?
day al'iertii.tMi, and' wh n the smoke
.band ..way one negro found thett his
body had been the target for three bul
The 'V.rap" ocvcjrred in the rear of
Junes Hopkiiis' saloon aibou't 3 o'clock
in the aiftermiu-n. V\..Ham H. M'cGulley
went t.. Hi. odii. id to visit his para?
mour, a ne-gtv.-.-. named' Mary Jones.
Slio was in th'e yard Ixiek of Hopkins'
bar w'.tib atmowd of n gro.s. ,A game of
crap had been in progress, out MJtCul
ley wouW not "jiine in." Mary, it seems,
had "d-.- l.or,cs"ond she Wnw 5-nvo.ved
in a dispute 'With a mgiu nameU Book?
er DaivCs and ,*e epithet brought on
a'nother until Davis knocked the wo?
man d.awn. TIy.sj arouivd McOu-aley's
ire, and he took a hand in the fifiiht.
MaeCviley -was a s>t:ang. r ar.U- t'hie Hlood
MeCuliey whipped' out tiwo S2-v?i.'ore
teveriv--rs and. opened tire e n Davis, dis
Ohaui&ing three shots. Then the other
e.egro-es scattered. Me-CulKy proved to
be a g od marksman, Cor at tlfuvn
Uc s lie plugged Davis with oil three
of the leftists. One of the Va.Vs struck
D'avife in tihe breast, but glanced off.
\i-.ek-r wer.: in between the fourth and
ffifth t'Jbs, and the other took effect low?
er in h.s slide. M'< u ley. aft r the
by Sanitary Officer C. J.
oC tliie city force, and County
i W. C. BtetwrSghl. The ne
f Ii e ^ D
In ib. Police Courl ysw ir.l-iy -lu-tieo
Brown disposeC' ...f the following cases:
Dan Bryan, James McCune. William
Reynolds, Benjamin FTren, Peter SK?
cCenr.o, T m Burke, James W lsh, Wil?
liam Dunn and Wi.liam Carter, drunk,
were lined ?2 and costs.
J .hn O'Dyer, disorderly, finclj' $3 and
J. A. Sullivan, disorderly, fined $3 and
Arthur Beam, disorderly, warrant
The Gilpin brothers have sold the
yacht Six Brothers to a party of local
jaclitsnieii. who contemplate' repairing
the trim little I and using it for toe?
ing purpos. s.
Mamie Kodgors Fined.
In the Police Court, yesterday Jus?
tice Drown tender d his decision in th._
?as-e of Mamie R'c'5|gers, chaiigtd with
selling beer without a lice-nsr and also
with selling beer on Sunday.
In the first charge the defendant was
?quOred to pay the amount of the city
ad State license and1 for the- second of
?nse a fine of $10 and "costs was assess
Attorney P.. M. Lett gave notice-of an
ppeal to ttv Corporation Court. Bond
?as fixed in the stun of*l(rO.
ft halving com? to our knowledge that
leume unscrupulous person has tried to
: red er mine tlhie weil-earn?l reputation
? rt .dire ECLIPSE iBIOYCLE, for
..renitt.h. diunaibitl'ilty and eatsy mnuning
lua.lOtles by stating that itihe frame.-' of
she Bcilipse are weak, we he-retby c-h-.tl
ler.ite : .uiy or aill dv-aJers .r agents f..r a
.mpot?tiive test bicycbs.aaM we will
tornaVe th'e above atmount ito <tny chari
ible liTusPiitaiitlcn the winner may select,
.f su.1.1 test does mit prove 'the Eeliuse
to be tiiv-e strongeelt wih-eel 'built, pro?
vided 'ilhat tihe i^hallenger put up a likfe
an - unt .for the seJme purpose.
.Wheels mit to be- especially built for
o'.ve -f.-v.it. but .-'ele-<-te".l at random from
hit-tic*, and to be of en'Uall Weight.
I INEWPOUT NEWS CYCLE CO.,
Fred G. Kipper,' 'Maittiger.
fib 5-tfe 221 Twenty-seventh strtet.
(treat Strike i?t, Newport News Ended.
Yi u van ?low git first class pkstgres
lin-'.yp-s. views or cabinets' ait 2-IV.
Wiashiio.on averue at very low pri'e:
to suit the times. Come und see ouj
sa.HphJs. Th-. .itl'e house 2412. C. B
WIACONEtt. feb 8-tf
Deposit your clothes monpy with us
It will pay you sood interest,
i WOODWARD & W?itBLE.
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STEWPORT NEWS, VA., TIIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1898.
IM^Tf^TT SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS
I IVlV^JUi ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
A Self-Murderer Cannot En?
ter the Kingdom of Heaven.
SAYS REV. T. J. MAC KAY
or of the Second ltiiptlst Church
Preach s u Sermon on Self-De
structiou. Itev. \V. it. Motley
At the Second Baptist church Sunday
evening many were unable to gain ad?
mission to the cdlflbe. The f^tstor. Rev.
Thomas J. iMiaeKay, took tor his sulbject
'Has a Man the Right to Take His Own
Life?" sc it-cling his text from I Samuel
a 1-4?"(And Saul'fill on his swoa'J' and
died"?and ExotiUS 80 - 13?'Thout shall
Air. MacKay soid in part:
"The clcsEng seen s of the life of Saul.
King .if Israel, ait- fitt'lngSy associated
with the battlefield. Ywu will remem?
ber God ha 1 oommacied Saul to distr...y
the enemt's of the Lord, hut instead otf
doing so h.. saved them alive in order
to satisfy his vain heiirt. Did you ever
think of the clo.-e association of the 11 Te
of King Saul anlr Judas? They came to
their death by deception, and were thr
instrume'n'ts -A their own slayers. Saul,
?fter he found that Gtd had forsaken
him, went to the wit h of Kndor an'i
nquired of her bis future. 'He learned
the sad fact that Cod had forsaken him.
Hife is to every man a battlefield, and
amid the nur of the battle for In end is
fhe voice iff G'oL', louder than the roar
i" comm. reial .if.-; "Come unto me all
ye that are heavy laden and 1 will give
you i,st.' Amid the din uf the battle of
i'.felis often heard a pistol shbt andasoul
enters the pres . nee o
t. nreet the tl'oa of heaven and
The cry of many is the cry
Tierce m-- through with a si- ?. ? i a
'bullet, let me get out of the battle.'
e Saul fall on bis s>word. 1 cry
Saul, y< u coward! Wtliy not tight
as u mom Saul when.- is thy
answer is returned, not only
but from many: 'Gbd ha.s
s'pk n m.-t'but I jivus. _..
because you have first tbrsak- n y ,ur
at. (Hu'w terrible is th, sight to s.-'e
n:an trade in the in-.uge of>;. d run
am the battlefield of nr.. i crv on
Many speak of Judas as the emhodi
ent of .ui that is deceptive:; but you
" notice the fa t that Judas, when he
Id h, w ui ; de iver Christ, he did s i
any promise, but do not deliver or fili
'': r- is Jt dos was min r cugh
try and .make atonement iV,r the past
money down and
int..a-, n't 'blood.'
r.or.i ir and keep
health. Gcd. in
gives lihern little
home. Some troirbl
1 Ii IVO
is a i
;n to le
l sickness and in
en to adorn their
arises in his busl
takes a pistol and sends a bul
.ct through his brain. Is this nan not
children? I cry out with all my soul:
O, you cowaid! See the little children
we .ping < v. r the lace of the dead: and
the loving wife looks back over tv past
ar.il osks h rse-l-f the question: "'Have 1
done anything to make his fe unhap?
py?' And the ar.sw, r Is: ''X-a.' 1 say
is it a wond.-r the face of the dead sui?
ted .?.es rot blush In shame .in the cof?
fin? Will we murk his tomhstone: "At
rest in the Lord'." No. Is God a Gcd of
justlc ?? How can he rest in peace when
his piomfise to his family is not fiiltili
.)'..? Do they rest? S e the wife toil
with the needle from early morning tin
li. tare at niigh< to keep lver children.
Is his life his own.wir. n he has brought
children Info this word? No: by no
i I -
it. h d
era1 lie to yv-'ung iv.anh. ml.
pride: the parents have deprivi
selves of many comlforts to glv
educ ation. In a moment of d s-pon.ienc
he sho. ts himself. Tell me, is his li.
his own? No. in God's name, a thousand
times no. What right has a. fair, r to
leave behind him a ?isgrae1 d wife and
children? The fust question asked is:
they ire redeenreciH not be by the
sword but by rh.e of God, mani?
fest ed in practica istianity.
"The law has mwer to redeem
mankind. It eaich the murderer
and pass judgme*n .him. It may
have a negative nice for good. It
prevents crime Defining the crimi?
nal, but no thief 'h?e-n redeemed and
lifted, to a highoine of living by
od wornf the W. ('. T. 0
the tlower missiohe preachers
city missionaries go into .the Jai'ls
and the peniten't'If and get close to
t'he hearts of tsheeoo^le, change their
ideas and uplift I.
"No law in theli'ly in the raising
of children can em them but the
law of lov e. It y be all right to
use the rod. 'bu-i-k of ii must be
love. If we wtude history of our
civilization, matt and religious, we
will find in ever,>v..u i stride the
footprints of toveVho have been the
:iii-n who have rone-il humanity aind
aided civilization Not necessarily 'the
scholars but tht ,vho event forth in
love. .Men and hen are .hungering
and thirsting Ifotfmpafhy ami kin.l
ne??. Before tbhurch van hope to
redeem llhe eom-nity. the state or the
v...rid. >Xie me-mb must not simply
attend v'.iutvb lbn.lo.ve their fellow
men and go out :> the highways aind
bring them to Ott.
"Love has all nguages under Us
cootrol. Lewie .isid's lever to lift the
world u.p: il'is thMrgnet which draws
the world to Go* Christ .might have
Performed all triples, but Of he had
riot manifested 1. he wouild not have
ilrawn men and men to hiim. If love
is C.iJV lever a.nhagnet. we can only
TRIAL OF EMIL ZOLA
The French Novelist Arraign?
ed in Court.
SEQUELTO DREYFUS CASE
eat Public Inter, st In tin- l'i
Klgorous Memoire? Tnkeu
Police to Insure t?r<ler.
Wim ss k KefuHe to Te?
CITY NEWS IN IIKIKP.
Mrs. J. Tl. Conley is visiting relatives
ii Loudoun county.
Tin- ?;? itniun Clu?i will give o bop at
the t'.tsino Thursday evening.
..Mr. James 11. Fawn, of Isle of Wight
county, is visiting in the city.
Mr. and Mrs.. J. A. Andrews, of WaSh
ngton. a.re the guests of Mrs. Sarah A.
Lizzie Jotl.v.n, of Portsmouth, is
to do .good;
hearts and .nim-d' Love not only re
?eema a man b>uit]be3tows many ble-**
in'ges. It wl'd-e-na man's werk,
ens his life and clows h'.- disipoi
Realizing che reflptlve power of
iet every eiiiiid r-tlod res-.lve he will
luve God and m?-iove out of a pur
IP A RrS, Feb. 7. -'
Sota ami M. Pern
-Vurore, who are
aiikfa the novell
shed in t'he A.ur
?onnected with the
today in ..ie Asslz
M. Zola was reprei
ind M. Perreux was
Great public intere.
in. the -case. Trie ipo'l
n to insure order w>
ivho arrived in a c'a
ed with vehement sb
/...la" tspit on 7,..la).
ii of M. JSmiile
inager of the
?rose, ut, .1 by
lit of a lotter
.1 lo b.- pub
).-.- m'ber last,
s ease-, ope-nec
.isitir.g her cviusln. Miss Delia Warren,
ui Thirty-second street.
Mr. and -Mrs. Harry Walker, of Chest?
nut avenue, have returned from a visit
lo relativ s in Baltimore.
.Mrs. Agnes Hutivpr.rcy and son. o
West Point, ure the guests of the for?
mer's sister. lMrs. Robert Mack! y.
Mr. Joinos Mo ran. of North End. lef
-tirdiv night fur rrarrisburg.Pa., whtu'.
Mr. Powell Introduces
era! Local Bills.
THE CALENDARS CLEARED
m. o hi
d by the
j-.il ..lness i
..f Mr. 11. 1
ted by M. Laborie
defend, d by -M.
t wa-s .man-lfested
??? ni.-asures tak
re rigorous. Zoki,
riage, was greet
u-ts of "Conspuez
end an individual
d "Vive Zolls
ulie president ?>?
d at 1 P.
= any deni?
TltlKI) lU BL THES18KIVRS.
ipt Suicide^ Out
persons,, title in fits
vest e rdaj a t tern p t ed
ves. -tind itih .was sa
d in the
Alfh-C'U'gh the court was throng,
cinriet .was niaiiniained, owing to t
knivw.ledige 'that a eomfJany of repu'l
an guards had bei-n placed at the d
posal o'f t-he- judge, lo pre.;t.-rv?..oivt^.
While the jury was being selecuy
Zola entered the dock. He was .1
A tetw cries of "Vive Zola" e,
promiptly suwressed by the vig
protests of the .majority in the and
Alfter "the reading of t'he Indict
the advocate .general explained tih.-a
?ory, . ii Eighteenth ?tieet.
Mr. Thomas W. Brander
u living in Newport INc
iral ni- nibs, left Salurdu;
S'ew York, where he has ac
Coiumltlee Which Investigated the Con?
duct or the Virginia Reform School
Submit* a Report exonerat?
ing i:- officer*.
in the ei
W. IM. Taylor, on Twenty-fifth
?io t;.iig offl
d to the n
shame muist follow the- wife and nlviS
Iren tt. the grave. A mother who has
i : i^t.'t lc.ni on a son j.s depriv.d of
this and g s down son. wing t-.> the
grave. You say, but. Mr. M iclwy.
thi y were insane.' I question the mat?
ter. Here is ..re. See him .f.. to the
irug store. He waits until there.is no
one in the stole und then asks for the
poison. This is tic. . for it is only a rat
running fr. in the ba:'ih-li.-ld. of life. He
gets it. see him go to his room, lo ks the
.'.. or, takes off Irfs coat, ii s down on fhe
?bed. Is ibis map im-an. ? Here is an?
other man. He gees t?i the right store
to .get the kind of a revolv rivith which
:.i shoot himself. He will have only one
kind. He (pays for It. lakes the change,
puts it carefully in his pocket, does not
give it to the ftiSI child he meets, nor
vo" the store keep'-T for sweet charity,
avoids his Sweet wife nn.l children, goes
io some quiet place and life is over. Is
ill's man insan? ? No, by no means.
The re are those ithti.t aie itisbne, but not
his. kir.U. The cause o'f insanity is a
.??ui f ufaken. Remember, 'thou sjhalt
. lt kill'." No murderer sha.H emter into
lye kingdom of heaven, with his hands
lain,.) with his own blood or the blood
TiHiB .PO'WICrt OF LO.V.R.
"The Redemiptlve Power of Love" was
he itlheirne of .Rev. IW, R. RroWey's dis
r^unse alt the Thlnfcleth Street Christian
liureh Sunday evening. ?,Ir. Motley
aid. In part:
"The subject of love i.<4?? vast in
cctpe as the universe, as powerful m
ts workinigs as God, a* lasting in Its
nature as eternity. It ha:s been .present
by the preacher, and expounded
Ml the word of Get' .from many anil
varied standards. The purity of its es
lence and the beneflclal effects on the
?hi'.d t,f God have bevn *>et fortlh effect
vcly. IBut the feature of the srubjeot
ias been almost Ignored; that is the re
lemini-ve ]>erwer of 'love, not only on the
?no on whom bestowed, but on the be
aUiwer. I shall not speak in c theological
sense, but of love in connection with
men. I don't mean Hove in wand and
thought, but love that shows itself iti
deeds, coming from a pure heart. Ha?
tred antagonize.:, it thills and drives
away, but love draws on to you: It
takes hold of the host haituras. iL'ove
twak. ns and sets in .moljon the htghcut
thoughts of mankind, nuJifts. elevates
and redeems. It i.s the only force known
to man that bus the power tto lift from
a .degraded cond.'.ticn to higher 'living.
War cannot do .this*. The American
aborigines have -been driven from lake
to lake, from river to river, but cannon
and musket and sword cannot lift up
a barbarian to higher life. It is th.
mi: sionary, .the preacher, the man burn
.ing with the love of God who are erect
ing churches, preaching the word of
G*wl and lifting <up tlhe sav.tg.
^ esterday afttfioin Sp
a-n Shorter. wS was on duty in tht
ifketts, arrestj Herman Crowser, a
irman, on a cfcrge of drunkenness
i.i disordoity fcndtict. Crowser was
?mmlKed to i^j He became so un
rulyahat Jailorjian .Curtis had to con
line him in a c*. In the misdemeanor
.card. Crowaer/vas drunk and had al?
lowed 'his angnf/asslows to get beyond
lite control. Tlhei. too, b.- thought 'he
had 1.,-en disgiaied by being v..mine.1
in prison, and 'be-sought to .|.ut an end
i.i iris earthly ??stence. Tearing t-he
*:rt ..IT his h.-jck and unfastening his
suspenders h; made tc rope,
vyhi-ah he made fast to a
'?I ?? running to a ventilator.
Phen i.e made a no.?se ami seenrcHy tied
l around-iris thrtwit. All was then ready
.' complete the s.uk.Ule. Crowser gave
i swing, lettinghis feet slip from under
him at the sam? time. The pipe rattled,
ind gurgling s.iunels could be heard.
Phe prlsonens were attracted by the
loisc, but ineai e-ould not reach the
vouId-4ie-sui-.e--'.-. Grabbing a broom
iHi(k..\.;ir.v.sii,nwJi.immered violently on
as. who rushtnl into the prison and
the dying man down. Life was almost
ixtlnct. Crowser's face was punpil"
ind he was unconscious. Stretching th
man out on the floor the men dashed
i>ucketi3 of water in his face, w hile some
.ne hastened for a physician. Dr. J. K.
.'orss was found. Alfter working on his
aatient for some ...'.me Dr. Conss suc=
needed in reviving him. Mrs. Crowser
.ind her daughter were notified and hur
ried to the jail: in fact. Mrs. Crowser;
tvas .making arrangements to have ihet
nusband released from prison when he
attempted to hang himself. So preca?
rious was browser's condition thai Dr,
Corsa t.lvised that the man be taken t.
.'i.s home and permission was given the
physician to remove his patient.
Crowser is a carpi ?liter by tra.).- and
?..-ides in RocketltS. -He is ubollt afi
years old. .While his condition ia vrit
cal, it is .thought he will recover.
SHE W.VNTiil) Tu DIE., TOO.
Mrs. lid. Lindsay, wife . f Hr.- ex-po
Uceman, aftempited u commit tuicidi
last night by taking lau Uinuin. She
UuiPcd down an ounce of the diu;, du:
lot-fore it could ge t ir its deadly work a
ii-hysiciam 'was su-iiiu n J ?n-l her ,ife
l.vas.-e.v d, though she bogg.-d to be al?
lowed to die.
Mrs. Lindsey purchased ,,n ounce nf,
ijicidunum at a a'.ug stor-- short y afi-.r
i o'clock last night ami then returned
immedOat. ly to r;er hon'e. No. 3705 V'r
gvr.'.a avenue. She .ven: to her room,
jr.coicktd the bottle and drank th
ooislm. Her ls-y-.-ar- -1 r son was in i!iu
muse and be hastened for a doctor. At
he Ehlpyaid I'harm.iey jlr, J. \V. A Iyer
.va.. found, lir. Ayler hurried to the
bouse, The woman was not yet uncoo
?cious ami ..-.he protested a.gainst medical
Itreatment, but ?.v-tss forced to submit.
?With a. stomach pump Dr. Ayley sir
teedeO in removing the prison. Mrs
'IJinelsey is abouit 10 .-.-iiu old.
Zola's letter denouncirpe
court mtirti.il. it
ig, the advocatte general^
leratlve to .prevent the-*
???in iw'.xnderlng and "thus
io the hands of ithe aetiused,
is if., get. a revision of tike
/?by a circuitous rciute."
\ the .limitation of .the
ri'.ll. tbe court deei-ieM '."
us, d lo carl evidence In
? other charges contained
Including the accusations
do again.-t Colonel Party
Generafls Mere r, Boisde
fre. .Bill. ?: and Pellieux.
Alfter (reading the names of the wlt
uesises ?ummOned-. 'M. tDelegorgue re-a.l
i number of letters of ex. use. Includ?
ing one fr'im the minipiter of justice, M.
Daiian. announcing that the minister
for wir. General Billot, h'ad not re
?eiivt-l the authority of the cabinet to
testify. M. iDiiegorgue also read a let?
ter'.'from ex-President Casimir?Rlrier,
saying 'be could not .testify except as
to facts .-u'hseonent to his presidency.
ColoniH VatyduClam was then called
his" testimony, adding Hhat unless tne
court ordered the iwijtness to 'testify, he
m'v'it he compelled to demand an ad?
journment until the next sessions,
.un-el also said he 'was not prepared
oppose a .secret trial, if it was abso
tcly necessary. .Hut. continued M.
iborle, the allegation that the. matter
ey were discussing was connected
ih state- secrets and the national de?
nse w as a mere joke-.
The advocate general thereupon pro?
st.-.! against the national defense be
g ca-tlled a j..k.-. t,. evhi.h IM. Laborie
uly replied tttian he 'would permll re
i.e. not even the advocate general, t.
s-: ?UBpicion tupon his patriotism.
James P' Hier, a veteran of the war
r.d a private in Company E. First Con
lectieut Regiment, lost bis pension cer?
tificate last Saturday night in this city
fhe od mein is allowtli' $36 a quart' r toi
.,i I w. unds re. eiv. .1.
IMi-s Miriam IBallinger, of Washing
.n. D. C, who h is been the ffiiest o
[issets'N'an and t?lemence Co.ike. at tht
. Vivtin a.l.\v-'<-v- ?"?? ."?.? last
Mobil? & Oh!? ;Wter
New Jersey Central. \
New York Central
Norfolk & Western
Read i au.
Rock JVanil_! .
... 1(1' K
SH IC.Itl.FF MARTIN'S pRIAL.
ludlge Wood ward Serenely? Denounces
the Sen^at.iona'ilsm of .NeiVfipapers,
rvY-TLilC: 1 IBA'RRK, PA., Feb. 7.?When
he trial Of^S?erift Martin and his dep
itios opened this*nmcnlng,Judge Woodt
a.u.l. alluding to the outbreak on Sun
lay between Attorneys C.av '?"." an'l
I.? nal-.an. stated that a repetition"";1 'Jtc,.
.ffene'e would cause the offenders to
he punished for contempt ..f clurt.
Then came a severe denunciation of
ib.- sensationalism of certain newspa?
per.- in endeavoring. *is the court said.
I,, prevent justice by an exaggeration
of i'.lhe facts and the incidents or the
trial In print and pictorially. He
wcvuid, he said, not mention any names
at present, "but If the astounding false?
hoods and rnilsrepresentations continue,
the representatives cif the papers will
"Th's is" a co?rt""..r "jidsTiee."""' contin?
ued the judge, "i ngagetl in the trial of
a case dealing with the life or death of
numb.-r of men and I.- not a concert,
nventlon. The dignity
(Special to the Daily Press )
RICHMOND, VA.. Feb. 7.--\Vhen the
House met .today the <-..mm:ittee whkih
lias b.-eii investigating the affairs and
eondnt't ..r the Virginia Industrial and
Reform School at I>aurel, cunmonly
known is the reformatory, submitted
s report and it wa- read and .placed
a the calendar. lit .will be reim-m'bered
vat Mr. Wilson, of Pitrsylvairuia. re
?ntly created a .--enKation in the House
y .1. tioun.-ing in vigorous 'terms the
anetoet of the reiforrWa'tory, in which he
lleiged that cruelty and other abuses
er,- practiced. The committee, In the
judgment of a majority, state that no
-uel'ty lias been practiced toward any
:' ..he .minutes, .but 'the majority are
'tistrained to think that the pu.niislh
lent in some .instances has been un
cceia-ari'ly severe, parttaularly In ref
rence to rhe application of The. badge
yis'tem in lengtheni.ng the time e.C d*?-.. _
.mi..ii of the boys in custody. The
e .d furnteheU Is repented' ample and
atis.faei.iry.. The majority of the cv>m
r.it.ee are .if opinion that the inmates
.re not properly clothed during fhe
Vinter motirhs. but .that they believe
lu re has newr been a complaint made
n llhe subject to the board. The use
? f shackles upon the .incorrigibles is
liisapproved toy a majority of the eom
n it tee. The committee suggests that
?ages be provided in 'which such 'Incor
?Igiblea sihaill be confined as. punlsh
iicr.it'. The .governor should be given
'he right to pardon reformatory ,prl?5
?nc-rs in his dieneret ion. The committee
pri r.n.ise to submit a report later rec
inhraniendilng 'changes in 'the present law
governing the committment and care of
miners to the Prison Association. The
iontro'1 . f i be .ai-sociia'tlon. the report
says, should be in the hands of the
After hearing the report of the refor?
matory corrumilittee the House devoted
ts entire sesision to vlearlng the calen
lar by imssing all local and private
bill,-.-, to which there was no objeeitJon;
Among the hl-Iils parsed were:
To amend fhe charter of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Denck Com
.?Uitlon to Uhes
lurt must and iwill be main?
ut no nev
the court ac
? pt.-d hi
il for all the eu
e sheriff in the
ich case, making
.as furnishtd by
t riie afternoo
ltroke the Uorse'H 1-t-g.
LA ht-irse att-ai^ifed t
mi.k wagon aiDt mpt.
tiucks in front of an
e_'iies!'.r..ut avenue yes
aind 'was sMiuek lo ci.-J :tr befofe the
morlVnman could- bring it to a &rOP,
?breaking .?ne of the annual's 1 The
?h,.rse wasshcrtly atterw.u ds shot tor. ?
?times in order to put it out of misery
LMV. D.O.'.voi th 'was in the hab:* of al?
lowing the horse to pass, over the str.e
unguided while he delivered1 milk on ;ht
Sitppnseil to lt.* In Newport News.
Toe lo.?ui police are endeavoring t<>
ascertain th.. wherea'btfits of Mr. Rich
ard Rock, who disappeared from bis
home in Richmond sev. ral days ago and
is believeli' to bte in this city.
Mrs. Rock Is confident her husband is
here in spite of the futile efforts to lo?
.NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. Jan 31. '!>S.
Niagara Fire Insurance Co.,
Powell .Bros. & King. Agent.;,
Newport Newis, Va.
Gentlemen.:?We have received from
the .Niagara Fire Ins.uran.-e Company,
\', w York, a check for thdir nr .[ior
? of the loss we sustained by lirV t<?
irary ISth. lS'.'S. vyhieii tire (rtimaged
building, ioi.-iled on -h? corner of
shingi.-n ay. hue ;?nl Thlny-first
Addressing the jury M. Laborie said:
"The proof we wish to show you is so
striking that out opponents are making
efforts to prevent its becoming known, u,
Nevertheless, if it is necessary, I will
declare ii alone, without witnesses. If
I fall. Dreyfus will remain .in the gal?
ley-, where he was placed 'by t law
expressly made for him." (Violent pro?
IM. LabOTie insisted that the ju.lg. s
of Dreyfus should gijve evidence, and
that Madam .Boulaney. whom Zola had
summoned, but who has declined to ap?
pear ..ii fhe i;r..und of i!J-hea.ltb. should
also testify, urging that she be ordered
io appear if necessary. Counsel added
that Madame Poulancy. in addition to
the notorious .Uhlan letter, possessed
others fr .m MUjor Esterh.izy. outrag?
eously Insulting the'French army, which
bad not be^n published.
M. Laborie further contended that
Major F iferhazy was prosecuting
Madame (Boulaney in order to prevent
her from surrendering the letters.
Counsel for fhe Aun.re supported M.
Laholie's request for the appearance of
Ma,.-. (Boulaney, and urging the court
to obtain a verification of ihe-r alleged
Later M. Laborie insisted that the
dispositions.made before the. examining
magistrate be read in court. This was
opposed 'by the attorney general on the
ground that the examination was not
concluded. iM. IAihorie then vehement?
ly protested against the absence of the
siilbphoenaed witnesses, and. rtfc.rr.ng
to rue nan-appearance of General Mer?
''When he w?s minister of 'ear he
submitted to the judges of Dreyfus. tj->.
hind the back of the prisoner and nil
counsel, a secret document which, how?
ever, he ?aid was unimportant.
"lif this document, as he declared, was
unimportant, the iiu-itlent is ended and
there is no further need for General
'Mercler's testimony, -but if as alleged,
ehe secret document did not exist, let
General 'Moreler come and tell .the court
so. and our side will be well satisfied."
This attempt to drag the former min?
ister "f war into the witness stand ca.us;
ed much commotion In court, which was
increased When, on several members of
the Dreyfus court martial refusing in
to.-, ify. M. Zcd-a rose up in the dock
and indignantly cried; "Wo mrus:
,-. lver and
,m i he . ?:
and said the- sheriff drew
and p. 'luted it at the surf
and 1 nil, d hi m
.theret, all th.- time holding
at his breast.. Then some
d to shoot and ihey shot
s then point. ,1 out the dtp
i be saw shooting.
Ye.iger (Minted out as dolni
g were John Zeirdt, -Harr':
uyl.r Riilgway and Th.mui
After the first few shots.' ,-ai.l the
inc-.es. '".here was a volley and then
lumber of separate shots, and eleven
n were killed in five minutes and lots
at the ethO.
ig u ml.
war or .
the orders, of the minister
their own volition-."
IG. neral IBolsdeffe was then called and
-la'.m.d exeimptiiom on the ground of
rofesfJon.il secrecy, whereupon M. La
orie . hoi ted: "One would really ih.nk
M these ofllicers lmaglne.1 thoy form a
our thanks for the com
iitwi oheerful settlement
s. Yonrs truly,
'Elizabeth Holl rr:on,
Bernardl ne T h ed leek.
Wood -dvlivered in n.-ray part evf the
city for !I0 evnts per load, oas<h. M. S.
Warren. 415 Twenty-ninth street.
Phone 2C15. fe6-2m.
Dr. D. S. Harmon, optician. Ey s ex?
amined free. S5S Main street, over i
and 10 cent store, Norfolk, Va.
Ination, that he could point
leputy who wns present
ing. ami the defense
scored a strong point by
.'rout or the witness)
Ham41t1.11. chief of .the c.al and iron
police. Y.-ager was asked if 'he had
seen Hampton with the deputies.
"Yes." ,iie exclaimed, "-be was in the
line and was Holding his rille this way,"
and he illustrated.
The defense, when its time comes, will
prove (hat iHampton was not mi the
s.-.-ne at all. but was In Hazel-ton a.t
Thonra. Hall, clerk of the Valley Ho?
tel, in Huzeltotn, t.-stilled to a reimark
?he had heard on the Sunday following
t he shooting'from OejMlty John Turner.
Turner was in the hotel talking to
some friends, and he said, speaking of
"IWe ali marched out to Datimer, and
..'he strikers came up 1 heard a shot,
ii seemed to cenme from the ranks of
the strikers, and then we opened up.
1 shot nine of them and killed live."
The next witness was Oh-piS'topher
Brenn-, a miner of Cranberry. Brenn
said he was at West .Hazelton when
Hie strikers arrived and that he talked
with IBornhc-iser, one of the deputies,
.Mho wanted him to Join the deputies.
Bcrnhelser said "Every one of these
I?d d-d strikers ought to be shot."
"They have as good a right to strike
is anybody," the w.itne. s replied, "ami
I would not stop them."
"You're a d?n coward," Bornheiser
else you would- ger a gun and
ith us to shoot ibein."
days before the shooting wit
I had a talk with a deputy
lodson, who said: "We ought
. much a head for shooting
-e strikers. 1 would do it for
head and make, money at it."
^-examination, witm-.-s admit
Amen ling the
;aV'ti-:i of dcntls-try.
TiS-ti'.Ctw oirt'iit and corporation ccun
judges io"" ?i.an^e courts.
lUthti, ze the boiTd -of supervlsj
urs of the counties of Glo?^iier an^J
Mu'thews to make a special levyl^^bi*
known as the f'onfederaJte Relief Fund,
authorize the hoard of supervia
. .1 borrow money and issue bonds
to rebuild vMoiiCjSter 'Point wharf.
To incorporate the Norfolk Truslt and
To require t'he boaiM of pubUc works
I.. Furnish commlissioners of revennie
vith IL ts of corporations subject to tax?
To pir.vide for cvdleetion of taxes ia
Isle of Wiglit county on property other
!?? in real es fate.
To amend the charter of the town of
'P.. invalidate a levy made by fhe town
?.?mi -i! o'f Cape i"harles.
To require junk dealers to keep certain
books and exhib.t mime.
To amend seo?on 2933, ac to liimitatlon
To amend the chaiter of the Norfollc
Wltlougihby Spit and old .point Railway.
To permit county officers, except siher
ff. treasurer, supervisor, etc., to hoJUi
the ofllce of school trustee also.
The Senate, too, ?'leaned "its calendar
f local bills. Tlhe most important o?
cheee ies 'one to ascertain and establish
.he Virginia-North Carolirna 'boundary
Among the bills Introiluced in the
House today were these:
By Mr- P..w. li?To authorize the Com?
mon Council of Newport News 10 cause
o be is.. .led for said city certificates of
lebt or bomb* In addition to those It 1.-3
low authorized by law to issue and to
he present' indebtedness of fhe city.
By Mr. Powell?To amend section 31
.f ifoe 1'harter of NViriwrt -News as to
.a. ?? and gralde 'of railroads, etc.
(By Mr. Powell?To amend section 205ft
.f the e-.xdo, in reference to owners orf
. n':n:i ir- being liable for treevlVass.
I.y Mr. Powell?To authorize the trus?
tees of the town of York, to toe-ate and
-tablish flu- afreets of said town of
I'at-ker?To provide a method
.it they are to!
?ws and respect
The court then
allow IM. Labo
On the resumption
Daborie made a spee
:he witnesses be ordei
The court postpone-d
morrow, and the case
Hy exempt from the
lue to justice."
irdered a apecial ad
JO .P. M.. in order to
dr.uft his torgumenit.
if the h
Drop In the basement of th. Citizen
ond Marine Bank: you will have ru
trrcible in finding the seller. Houses and
lots in all sections of the city. Powell
Bros. & King. teb 2-tf.
11 in Ja.il
but that ht
nan when (Deputy A. Ii. Hoiss ap
iroacihed him. He was about to deta
he conversation .which ensued, anil by
A'hich file commonwealth hoiK-tl t
prove malice on the part of the depute
,vhen the defense objected. There was
1 long argument conducted by Att
neys Palmer and Lenahan for the
feii.-e, and Attorneys Scarlet, MaGab
ren, Ganman and; Martin for the com?
The court will de.-Ide the question in
iar the bettx-r assessment of certain,
lersonal prope-rty and incomes in the
veral ciltles and corporations in this.
.. mm 1 ,n wealth.
By Mr. Miunphy?Requirinig the pay?
ment of certain raxes due before ad
iiiitimg to recordu deed off bargain and
-ale, conveying the land on w^hich the
taxes are ehargv'd.
By 'Mr. Carter?To ame-rtd s?ction 32
if ilhe code, in relation to .what courts,
other than the court of appeals shall
have Jurisdiction of writs of mandamus,.
rohLbition and <-ertiorari.
IBy .Mr. Smith?To allow the votV*jpj
f iNortharmpton county to hold an elefiw
e n to determine to the removai Of
?urt house, etc., Ifrom Estelle to Cape
Tne ?follmw-ing bill. Introduced in t'he
Houtse by Delegate Charles T. Eland.
H be of peeul'.'ar interest in New^port
To prohibit railroad and steamboat
.mpanies from loading or unloading
eight <-ans. or freight steamers or ouh
? vesseels on S.undray. and also from
inning 'locomotives or cars, except
ich as Khali be run tor carryirtg pas
Dgers or malls.
1. He it etiai-ted 'by the General As
sembily of Virginia, that no railroad
.mipany shall permit the loaldl'ng or*
in'lotfidOng of any freight car on Sun
i.i-y: nor sfhall penmi't any car, train at
ars or locomotive to be run on Sunday
? n any railroad, except such as shaH
ie run for the purpose of 'transporting
he United 'States mails, either with or
vitbout passengers, and except as shaft
i.- run for carrying passengers exclu
s.vely: Provided, that the word Sun
lay in this section shall 'be construed
? ? embrace onlty than portion of eiay be?
ut-, 11 sunrise and sunset; and that
rains in transit, having started on
-unday. may. in order to reach the<ter
miinus or shops-, run until 9 e/cloek A.
M., on Sunday, but not later, nor for
vny other purpose than to reach the
terminus or sttiopsv And any railway
company violating this .-ection shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor in eadh coun?
ty r-u which sui.h car, train of cars or
locomotive shall be run. or in -which any
such'freight ear shaH be leaded or un
(Contlnued on fourth p&?e->