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?THE DO0BLE TERM
WAS ENDORSED
~ flottoway Democrats Endorse Lassiter
for Both Terms.
DELEGATES SO INSTRUCTED.
Tho Opposlte Action "Was Taken by
Delc__-_tes Klectcd at Horucrvillo in
Sussex Countj?MIddlcscx Delc
satcs Instructcd lor Jones.
OREWE, VA., March 2S.-Special.?A
Jargto and representaUve mass-meeting of
?l>emocrats was held at Nottoway Court
ihouso at 1 o'-clock to-day. The meetin,;
?was called to oTder by County Chairman
Walter A. Watson, and Captain J. M.
Haxnis, ot Blackstone, and Mr. Thornton
JefErcss were elected cliairman and see?
retary, respecUvely.
The following delegates were elected to
attend the Oongressiomi 1 Convention in
iPetcrsburg to-morrow: E. M. Jones and
*R. W. Tuggle, of Nottoway; Dr. J. XV.
Bryan t and P. J. Cramiis, of Crewe; T.
M. Dillurd and James F, W'lUams, of
Ji)a_3k*?tionc: AV. J. Burton, of Jeffrcss'
?Store; A. C. Bevtillc, of Spa'nville, and J.
D. BniidiShaw, of Burkeville..
Resolution*. were then adc^led endors.
ii_g the action of the District Committee
ln authorizing the delegates to tliis con?
vention to __om_--__te a candidate for tiie
r.-Kular campaign in Uie fall, and the
"delegates v:ere instructed to nominate
candidates for both the special and regu?
lar elections.
Resolutions were also adonted ondors
sng Major Francis R. Das-sit.r for both
the unexpired and the next 'regular term,
nnd expressing the love and sympathy of
the Democratic party in Uie county for
the late Sydney P. Bpcs and Uieir deep
less in h!is death.
INSTRUCTED FOR MR. JONES.
Dolc__jatcs lo First District Cohffres
stonal Coiiveiuio'ii.
STORMONT, VA., Maroii 2S.?Special.?
Judge Garnett opened County Court to- _
day at Saluda promptly at 30 o'clock.
Commonwcalth against Dazarus Roblnson
for breaking into Uie dwelling of Mrs. M.
E. Apsley and stealiriz five dollars in
money was tried, and Robinson was sen
tenee-l to'state prison'for two ycar.s.
J. W. Hurley, Indlcted for selling intoxi
vatlng lifjuoi-s, was aoauitled, the State
being unable to show that ambrosia is
a malt liquor, although all parties who
fcell it are requdred to have United States
license.
While tihe court was at dinner the
Democrats held a nriss-mccting and elect
?eU nine delegates to' represent this county
in Uie Ftirst District Congresskm Conven
Uon. eonsisUng of the following: Dr.
Willii-m S. (.Viristian, J. R. Segaa. Robert
aioaindiish, XV. 11. Dawson, R. D. Blake,
W. R. *__va__s. A. B. Evans, William Sad
ler and George Northam.
Resolutions were passed endcrslng the
course of Hon. AA'iilliam A. Jones in Con?
gress and instrucUng Uie dele^aUon to
vote for his renoiuu.il.ion. The sentiment
?oi the convention was largely opposed to
a constitutional convention.
Court adjourned at 1 P. MV until to
inorrow at 10 o'clock.
The jremeral sentiment liere is that Gov?
ernor T.vtler -should have oorr_*_.ponded
with hls'aimv representatives at Emporia
and tvot with the sherfff or judge, after
troops bad been calh-d for
Mi*'l-Iciii)!-:*_' -'<"' La_*.sito-*.
l.OY'iri'OX, VA.. March 2S.?Special.?
The 'Mecklenburg County Democratic
Convention met here to-day lor the pur?
pose of sending delegates to lhe Cortgres
tional Convention, '.o be held in Pe'.eis
liurg on March 29t__. The lollowing delc
gates were elected:
Delegates?F. B. Roberts, J. S. Mont
gomerv. AV. D. Shelton, W. D. Blanks,
'11. S. Nelson, AV. E. Homes, R. J. Mont?
gomery. E. IBetts, E. C. Go.de. H. 1'".
(Hutcheson, T. A. Park. G. P. Tarry, E.
T. Bowcn. G. R. Graves, E. P. Jackson.
W. V. Gregory. W. 1j. Gillesple, HcmV
Wood, Jr., .1. O. Ralney, B. O. Jcbh'son,
IB. T. Wartman.
Alternates?X D. Jeltress, John Winck
ler. William Russell, Thos. AVilson. AV. W.
Avorett. R. H. Puryenr, XV. O. Mason, J.
AA". AVyles, AV. N. Carter, C. D. Jackson,
C- B. Scoggln. IV. .1. Peoples. John Mat?
thews. C. AV. Hester, Ciias. Hcrshinan,
Lucius Gregory. R. H. Mocdy, it. J.
Stone. B: XV? Shelton, J. AV. Edmonson,
E. C. Ogburn.
A resolution was pnssed adopting the
lunit rule In voting.- and endorsing
Lassiter for both the unexpired and full
term in Congress.
DELEGATES TO NORFOLK.
T'OA'DTON. A'.\.. March I'S.?Speclal.?
At a convenUon held on the 27th of March
by *!he DrmocraUc party of Mecklenburg
to send delegates lo Uie State Convention,
whiioh mbets at Norfolk on the 2d day of
May, 1S00, Uie following delegates were
chosen:
Delegates?F. B. Roberts, E. C. Good*?,
Thomas Owen, AA*. E. Homes, G. R.
Graves II. S. Nelson. J. Prca.st. Jr., R.
... Montgomery, H. F. Hutcheson and H.
C. Taylor.
ARcT-Mites?5HV Saunders, AV. B.
M?icham. AA*. D. Blanks, E. Betts,' W. D.
Shelton. C. B. AVatldns. 11. E. Smith, J.
B. Smith. Taylor Jackson and O. B.
Cooke.
A resolution was passed adopting the
uiiit rule ln votinir.
Priiicc Edward Di'logaie.
GREEN BAT, A'A.. March _S.?Special.
Tiie Democrats of this district ,met here
to-day to elect a delegate to the District
Convention. at Petersburg, wh'ch will
nominate a candidate lor Congress to
succeed the late Sydney P Ep;S. Hon.
John J. Ow.n was elected chairman of
the meeting, and Mr. D. D. Jones, seere?
tary.
Mr. R. AA*. Price nominated alr. AA'. tt.
Ewing ns _i delegate io the Petersburg
convejition, and also oft'ertd a rrsolutlon
InstrucUng the delegate to vote for Maj.'
J**. R. Eassiter lor the unexpired term,
but to oppose the nomination of Major
?Dassiter for the second term. The reso?
lution was unanimously adopted.
The British SideOflr.
Editor of The Times:
S"r,?Last summer the Dreyfus -case
ptttved tiliat a large majority of French
mcu either had no capacity for judiring
by evidence or a total want of Uie tense
tof justice. Tiie Boer war seems to show
that this moral obllquity is not confined
to France or Europe. The pro-Boer ap?
pears to have two codes of morals. one
by whlrfi to judge the BriUsh, and a
more lendent one for Uie Boer. From their
pt:int of view Krugcr is ti jjure-minded
_.utrlot. only aiudous to preserv? his
country fi*om the unwarrantable aijgres
?suons of tlh<i Bi.Us-h. But look at the
hero fi\?m a iioint of view in accordauce
with tiie. facts. though their attitude to?
ward facts is much like that of Dr.
Johnson," who replied when told the facts
were against him: "So much the worse
for Uie facts." Krugor ?jjid his immediate
friends enrlcbed tbemeeives by the mono?
poly of tbe mincrs' necesislty, dynamite
nnd by taxlng the gold-minlng out of all
.__.roport.lo-i to the former Industrj" the
.farmers havl votw and the miners had
not. AVhen remonstraled with he taunted
them by telling them if they wanted any
thins better. they must Jight for it. He
,-**li_iRt*d Sout.i Africa with blood. rather
than redress ln 'he slightest degree
the _.<_n_lti*__ Kriovanc-et. of lhe ultlanders.
has been used over half a century. So m*-?1-./0/ --=- ?---*-?*
fr__shirtg and invigorating when used in the toiiet or aiter
shaving, and, as a remedy, itcontrols all pain, bleeding and
inflammation. May be ircely
USED INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY
CAVTION.?Wtich Hazel is NOT Pond's Ertract. and
cannot be used for it. Ordinary Witch Hazel ts sold tn
bulk, diluted, easily turns sour and generaily contains
"'qvoodalcohol,"' iuhich is an irritant extemally, and,
taken iniernalty, is a deadly poison. Pond's Eztract ts
soldONLYin SEALED bottles,encloscdin baffwappcr.
POND'S EXTRACT CO., 7C Fifth Ave., New York.
Pond'sEriract Oi'n.mni/curcsIt-hlnBorBleedingriles.-Q'-'eTersever-.
Pond's Extrnct Special Display at Owens & Minor Dnig Cj.
"Wihen he set out on his enterprise o?
driving the British into the sea, and I
dcsrpoiling them of their South African ?
possessions, he proclaimed the annexation. ]
of the conquered country as fast as his j
troops occupied it.
YVThy did not some of his friends sug
gest to him lhat there was at least a
..c-sibilitv of failure:' that, to use a
tomely cxpression, what was sauce for
the goose might be considered equally
applicable to* the gandcr, tliat he was
establishing a dangerous preccdent. and
that if it came to be t_-_e turn of the
British, he would not be able with any
show of conslstency to blame them if
they followed the example he himself
had set.
Kruger delibcrately played the inde
pendonce of his country and that of his
neighbor, Steyn. against the conqiiest of
the British possessions. lie had been for
years preparing for this object of his
ambltion. and he thought he held in
his hand thc tramp cards of big guns and
war material.
?But this truculcnt tyrant, thls corrupt
jmonopolist, this b'eaten garnblery. now
pleads the baby act for the retenti'on of
his doubly-lost stake, lost morally
by his breach of the convention, by
which his independence was restored, and
now by the arbitrament of war. He has
moved heavQii and earth to save'him
from Uie consequences of his rash folly.
His profane appeal to heaven to further
his ambitious designs has signally fail?
ed, and his appeal to earth in the shape
of the European Powers seems equally
r.nsuccessful. They. patted him on the
back when he was engaged in the pleas?
ant pastime of twisting the lion's tall.
but now he is in thc irrlta.ted lion's
jaw, they decline the infe-rior role of
cats-paw to pull his chestnuts out of the
liro.
ThC curious anomaly of this is
that the friends of the Boers in
this country are chief ly those who are
shouting thc loudest for the principles
the Boers are fighting against, ar.d the
British are fighting for?viz., equal rights
to all and privileges to nono.
A paragraph you clip from the Chris
tiar .dvocate begins thus: ""Man for
"Man, Boer beats iBriton." Xow, by what
tT-enwl process does he come to that
conclusion? The British soldier has been
onlv too au-rious to meet Uie Boer in the
caw-n, man to n-all> am- *''-lhin **<-"ao':l
of the bavonet: but*as far as I have
s-een any accounts. and I watched very
closelv, "the. Bosr ihas been very careful
to evade that trial. The British soldier
has rcpeatedlv cllmbed up almost inae
cessible places in the face of a hail of
bullets and driven tlie enemy out of his
trenches. On tlie other hand. when the
well-fed Boers have attacked tho hall
starvi-d garrisonB of l_-udy.--n.ilh, Kimber-* I
ley or Mafeking, they have been beaten
back with 'heavy loss, and had to be
content to go on wlth their pounding
from a raspectful distance: so that in
attack and defence the Brith'h has beaten .
the Boer. He goes on to say lhat Uie j
lioer lacks Uie stubborri courage of Uie j
Confederate soldier, but without any
dis-paragement of the Confederate sol?
dier the British soldier ha-s dlsplayed
ln ihis war, a-s in every other. a-s much
stubborn courage and as muoh dash as
anv soldier ever did.
As* an instance of the double code, I
rcfer to vour correspondent. M. J. I...
who digs" up from the .j.-nials of the
remote past an incident .which. he
seems to think, shows thc truculent na?
ture of Uie British.
'He says they intended to starve out
Boston. H'is Boer friends have been doing
their best lo actually starve out thc
British garrisons, and quite right. too
War is war, and is not waged in kid
gloves- but-while we can ..ardly find
words td express his indignation at lhe
bare intenUon of thc British. he does not
even comment on the aetion nf the Boers.
The oUier day I saw in a paper this
hondline: "Cronje's heroic derence a
damage to the British cause." Now why
should it anv more than tho equallj
heroic defence of Larlysmith, Kimborloy
and -Mafeking-to the Boer csruse, unless
bv lhe topsv turvey ethics or the pro
Boer it is more heroic in a Boer general
to surrender than a British general to
hold -out? ._?...-_ '
XV. R. ATI-IXSOX,
Oldlield, Va.,
March 27th. 1900._
BANQUET, MUSIC AND SPEECHES
Shockoe Council Holds a Most Enjoy
nblo TUeciin*..
Shockoe Council, Xo. S93, Royal Arca?
num, met at Lee Camp Hall last night
and ten candidates -were instructed in the
my-teries and received 'into the Council.
Fourteen candidates were to have be;-n
received Into Uie "order, but four were
absent. .
Tlie foMowlng gentlemen were iniuated
last ni-ht* Messrs. A. D. "Wrenn. I_ T.
Rogers. J T. Wmglie'J, L. XV. Brundor,
B F Von Kram.r. Frcd Kleyenslambcr,
F. L. Hirrey, C. M. Amhold, C. O. Alley,
and Eddie Reed.
Air. E. E. Davis and his musieai asso
c'atei- w_re present and furnished instru?
mental and vocal music for the occasion.
The mamhers were tendered a hahd
sonie banquet. after which speech-m-.ikhi,.
and music completed tlie programme of
the evening.
Military Xotcs,
Company A (P-ich-nond Grays) will on
next Friday evening. the regular meeting
night of the company, have a smoker for
its members at the Rogimental Armory.
l__lght refreshments will also be sarvetj.
All members of the Grays' Veteran As?
sociation are cordialy invited to be present
A most pleasant and enjoyable evening
is assured all who will be present. Ca_>
tairi C. A. Crawford is desirous of seeur
in*- several young men of good habits as
recruits. The prospects are very bright
for an early mustcr-ln. At present the
officer-! confidently expeet to be in the
State serviee not later than April 20th.
The members of Company B "had a large
attendance last evening. Captain A. AV.
Miiler gave Th*. company a very thorough
_r.ll about" the City Hall. and was much
encouraged at the .rapld improvement
which is -heins: made by the men.
Dr. Cfoxton's Condition.
Dr. *W. V. Croxton, who has been un?
der treatment at Kellam's Hospital for
some time, was somewhat worse yester?
day, and his condiUon is not favorable.
Condition Uneliatij-c'l.
Judge George Ii. "Christianis conlined
to his home by an attack of tha grip.
His condition was unchanged-last night.
PLANS PERFECTED
? FOR THE PRIMARY
Bythe City Centrai Committee Last
Night.
THE DEATH OF MRS. PHILLIPS.
Justice Gilliam Appealed From in the
11 oi-scCase?Police Court-Nftivs,
Personal and Br.icr, in
Manchestcr.
Manchester Bureau, Richmond Times,
1112 Hull Str.cet, Beattle Block.
The City Central Committee met last
night in the' Mayor's court-room. There
were "present A. J. Galagher 'chairman.,
Charles Burkert, Randlett, Starke, Rives,
Farley and Cox.
The following names will appear upon
the ticket:
For Mayor?H. A. Maurice.
Commonwealth's Attorney?A. C. Att
kisson.
Citv Sergeant?George Blankenship, G.
A.-Carr, H. C. Ferguson, T. H. Fisher,
AV. L. Porter ahd C. 11. Sharp.
For Justice oC the Feace?First Ward,
no candidate; Second Ward, AV. W. Gibbs.
H. A. Jordan; Third warcl. no candidate;
Fourth Ward, A. C. iHarding, J. P. Rob?
inson.
For Council?First'Ward, J. R. G.e_n,
J. B. Rudd, J. S. Waketleld; Se.ona
AVard, M. A. Campbell, M. Morton; T.iird
?AVard, AV. M.Llpscomb. A. H. Thomas;
Fourth AA'ard, AV. B. Bradley.
The following registrars, judges and
cierks were appointed:
Rfgistrars?First Ward, C. F. Fisher;
Second AVard, A. Reums; Fourth iWaid.
F. A. Lamb.
Judges?First AVard, L. C. Nunnally;
Second AVard, O. Knorr; Fourth AVard,
Robert French.
Cierks?First AVard, O. B. Elder; Sec?
ond Ward, C. A. Pickett; Fourth Ward,
C E. AVhitlock.
The appointments were not made. las
night in the Third AA'ard. on account of
a contest in that Ward. .Mr. J. ,B. Goode
was appointed, by the Electoral Board,
but so far has not quaiilitd.
HORSE TRADE.
'Squire Gilliam siat yesterday morning in
a. most important case and one in whieh
it would have taken a "Justice Jo'nn" to
find the thread of truth ln the long
and tangled mat of confHcting evidonce
The whole trouble was about a horse that
had fils.
About two monUis ago, ono AA'. R. Roffe.
traded horses with "UnclC Simon"
Branch, colored, and "Uncle Simon," got
the horse which had fits. Roffe claimed
that the horse that he got Irom "Uncle
Simon" also had objectionable features,
as he was a natural born kicker, and
that he would kick at, everything. II
you went into the stab'e to feed him he
would kick, so he was of tho opinioii
that things were about square. Roffe had
the proper idea about horse. trading, as
he said: "AVell, what is horse trading for
if it ain't to beat the other fellow? and
before 1 would 'squeal' and let every
body know I was bit, I v.-oufd cut my
throat." He had the utmost contempt fo.*
"Uucle Slmon's" lack of nerve. Tiie
horse with epllepsy was present at
the trial, and having just had a fit, his
appcarance there had a damaging ef?
fect to Roffe's side of the case. He had
his' last fit in a mud hole which was
evident.
The case was argued until' 7 o'clock
last night. The case was'deeded against
Branch, and an appeal was taken to the
Hustings Court.
MRS. PHILLIPS' DEATH.
Mrs. Bessie M. Phillips, who has been
an iuvalld for sevei'al months. dieJ yes?
terday afternoon at her home, No. 117
East Thirteenth Street.
Mrs. Phillips' death came not as a sur?
prise. She reeently returned frcm Ash
ville. N. C, where she spent some time
hoping lo regain her health. She was
the widow of Mr. AV. A. Phillips, whose
death occurred only a short time ago.
and leaves one child, about t> years of
age. IMrs. Phillips was a Miss Wilson of
Plttsylyania county, -and was 32 years
old. Of her immediate family, she'leav.s
three sisters and two brothers?Mrs. S.
P. Jones, of Richmond; Mrs. A. al. Sykes,
ot Newport News; Mrs. Cora L. Moon,
of this city, and Messrs. J. T. and J.
B. AVilson, of Richmond.
The funeral will take place from Broad
Street Methodist- church, of which de
ccascd was a member, this afternoon at 3
o'clock, conducted by Dr. Starr, assisted
by Rev. Mr. BeaOchamp, pastor of the
church.
PERSONAL AND BRIEF.
Judge Ingram, being out of the city
yesterday, Uie appiicaUon for the charter
of the gas plant was not made.
Mr. J. E. Gill, who' has been quite i!I
for some time, is improving.
Miss Bula Boberson, of Burfteville, is
visiting Miss . iMaude Sadler, 'on Ninth
Street.
Miss A'irgie Snellings is conftneu' to her
home .with an attack of the grip.
Miss Lee Britton is ill at xher Jiome,
No. 512 Eightli Street.
Judge C'iopton was out of the city yes?
terday on business.
Little Miss Nannie Araden, who has been
quite sick, is improving.
Randolph Robinson (colored) was
charged with threatening to take the life
of his wife ln the Police Court yesterday
morning. He was fined $5, and required
to give $100 bond. In default he was sent
to jail. " ? -
.Fine Hill at the Bijou.
Considering 'the fact that this. is the
middle of Uie Lenten season. the'attend?
anee at. the Eijou is very good. The bill
this week.is composed of severai enter
taining acts and a novelty or two to
make things -interesting. Hugh Stanton
and Fiorence Modena, dn their sketch,
"A Bargain Fiend," are very clever. The
( comedians Tom Lewis and Sam.. J. Ryan
j are. real funsmlths, and the American
j Comedy Four's act ls a good one. Mlss
i Mabel Russell is decidedly the pretHest
- woman that has been seen at the Bijou
this season.- ' *.'.": ?
There wIH be a ma'tlnee" to-day. .
BRITISH KNEW OUR
, SECRET eiPHER
(Continued from First Page.)
that ho harm could come from a direct
reply as to whether-the Slater code was
used.
"The message,". said Mr. Macrum,"
"?was sent ln the State Department code,
the cipher of the Slater code."
"Ar.d* you cialm the substance of that
dispatch was made public?" asked Mr.
Smith.
"I do."
"Where?"
"In Xatal,"
"Was it an accurate publication?"
"I do not know."
?Mr. Macrum said he had never seen the
publlcaUon. 'He had only been inf.-rmed
that the fact lhat-he had asked leave of
absence had been printed. He affirmed
that no one knew of this fact save him?
self. . ' - ' *
At this point Mr. Howard, of Georgia,
interposed to question the utility of the
examinaUon of Mr. Macrum..
"It looks to me," sajM he, "like an
effort to concoct a sensation outof no?
thing."
But the committee decided to proceed,
and in reply to some questions from Mr.
Burleson, Mr. Macrum stated that he
had been granted leave of absenee by Sec?
retary Hay on Xovember 15th. He read
to the committee a mes.**_.e from thc
cablo company, saying a cipher cable
sent by him to tlie Secretary of State
Xovember 14th, had been held up by the
militarv censor until December 21.
XO CIPHER .MESSAGE ALLOWED.
Asked if other consuls had suffered a,ny
iric-nvei'-ienee in the matter of commu
nlcating with their home government-,
Mr. Macrum said they had. The Belgian
and German consuls both told him that
no cipher telegrams were allowed to go
through. ' . _ ,
"Djd you report to the State Dcrrart
ment tliat your mail had been opened?"
asked Mr. Berry, of Kentucky.
"1 did not." .
"Did you mention it upon your arrival
in "Washington?"
"I didMiot."
"Why?" -- .
"I would prefer not to answer tliat
question."
This reply raised a general laugh in the
committee room.
Mr. Adams, eff Pennsylvania. then pro
?ceeded to cross-quesUon Mr. Macrum
rather severely upon thc duty of a consul
to remain at "his post during eomplica
tlons.
Mr. Macrum proceeded to describe an
allogfd meeting" between President Steyn,
of the Orange F-ree State, and Consul
Stowe. of Oape Town, at which hc was
present. in which he said Steyn was very
anxtous that Stowe should do somethins
to su.Ue the dlfflculty whieh was brew
ing Hc said that President Steyn sug
<r?-.ted an aopeal to the President of the
United States, and that Mr. Stowe had
replied that he would b. glad if some
such thing could be done.
"And I have reason to believe that the
questton was submitted to the President
of the United States," added Mr. Macrum.
"and that he returned an unfavorable
'."What makes you say that?" inquired
Mr. Hitt.
"I was told so by Colcnel Stowe...
"Was that statement in writing?'
"It was."
"Have you the letter?"
"Xo: it is in the files of the pretoria,
consulate."
'MIGHT; HAVE A COB_ -
After further' questioning, "Mr. Macrum
said he might have a copy of the letter;
he could not say positively. ' "*"
Subsequently he said he thougnt he
could produce it in.a-short time.
Mr Macrum went over the exchange oi
telegrams with the .State Department rela
tive to his leave." But as these were in
the cipher bf the department the com?
mittee did not call for them. He stated
that his reason for not making a report
to thc- State Department on the condi?
tions in South Africa was that when he
called on Assistant Secretary Hill he said
to i*Mr Hill that he understood he had
been relieved. Mr. Hill respohded that
this was true. Under such circumstances
Mr. Macrum said he had no report to
make to the department. He ende_avored.
however, to see the Secretary of State.
but was told that Mr. Hay was out
After hearing Mr. Macrum tho commit?
tee went into executive session. Chairman
Hitt presented a letter from Secretary
Hay, giving in detail the department's
view of tho subject. and this was s-ub
sequently made public. The committee
took no aetion as to making a report,
and' it was stated by members that there
was nothing to be done beyond taking the
testimony.
CiF'F-lCIAE VIEV.
Secretary Hay's letter, giving the offl
cial view of the case. is'as follows: ?
"Washington, March _t. 10.0.
"Hon. R. R- 'Hitt. ch-i'rman Committee
on Foreign Affairs. House of Represen?
tatives: __
??Sir,?In response to your ir.qu rie_ ot
this morning I have the honor to repirt
that up to this date Mr. Macrum, late
Consul of the United States at Pretoria,
has made no representatlons ;o this De?
partment in regard to the opening of his
mail by the British authorities*.
"Although without any information ex?
cept allegations of Mr. Macrum, to which
a-reference was made in a resolution of
the- House o*f Representatives, niak'rig
certain inquiries of ,this Department, 1
It may be true of virtue that " But to
wish more virtue is to gain," but it is
not true that wisbirig for health brings,
us a step nearer the realizSjtion of our".
? wish. Health must be sought and stri ven
for. There are more than half a miilion
people who have found health, each in
the same way, and by the same means.
That way and means are open to you. If
you are suffering with obstinate, linger
ing cough, bleeding of the lungs, bron?
chltis, emaciation, weakness, a condition
which if neglected or unskilfully treated,
leads to consumption, begin at once tlie
use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis?
covery. It never fails to help. It per?
fectly heals ninety-eight out of every
hundred. who give it a fair and faithful
trial.
Sick persons are invited to consult Dr.
Pierce by letter absolutely free of all
fee or charge. Every letter is _held as
strictly private and sacredly confidential,
and all answers are sent in plain envel
opes, bearing no printing upou them.
The experience of Dr. Pierce often en
ables hiin to suggest auxiliary-treatment
specially adapted" to the individual case.
Address Dr. R. V..Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
"About one year ago I began to.be troubted
witliad*-*-,lincki*}gco"*.h.andahurtingthrough
mv breas't so that I could haroly go about or do
mv house work for myself ac 1 husband," writes
Mrs. Alice Holtoo, of St Albans, ICanawha Co..
??V "V'a "I let inv'trouble go an until about
eiiht months a<-o i got one ot Dr. R. V. Pierce's
little pamphlets. I Icarned of a great remedy
for such diseases, and 1 wrcte to the World's
Dispensarv Medical Association in a short time
after reading the little book. They soon gave
an answer and advised me what todo. I fol?
lowed thei-i advice a,pd I soon found reiief'by
the use of Dr. R. V. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
?coverv. I have used three bottles of it and now
feel like a new person." .. :
Dr, - Pierce's Heasant -Pellets do not
become a nece'ssity to.the system they
have rel'.sved of accumulatkms and ob?
struction-.
mentioned the matter to tht Britlsh Am-"
bassador, who made lnqulry in regard to
It of the Brltish government, and was
?informed in return .that the--'Brit-Sh gov?
ernment was not aware of any such in
cldent having taken place, but.If anything
of the isort had occurred, it was contrary
to'the lnstruction's bf-that government. 1
received no further information In regar*
to the -matter until the 21st of this month.
when this government wjis informed by
a dispatch from Mr. J. G. Sttiwe, Con
sul-General of the United States at Cape
Town. that 'two letters from - this con?
sulate, one to iPretorla. and one to i_o
renzo Mara-ues* were openr-d by the-cen
sor at Durban. Upon notice of this .1
called upon the tUigh Commissloner, who
wlred Durban, and a very saUsfactory
apology was returned." "
This is 'all the information possessed by
this department ln regard -p the- incldent.
REQUEST FOR MEDIATION.
In*reference to certain allegatlons as to
our consuls in South Africa having been
approached ?with suggestions of "mediation,
I have the honor ito reply that in a dis?
patch of the 3d of October, received at
this department on the 6th of November,
and the only one in our file relating to
this matter, Mr. Stowe .-eported. as fol?
lows:
" "Under the date of September 20th. I
received from the Uilited States consular
agent of Bloemfontein, O. F. S., a letter,
Which reads as fc-ltows: T saw Presldent
Steyn this afternoon by his requnst, and
hc would like 'to have you Iind out at
once, if your (my) government will con?
sent for you to act as arbitrator, and if
you can also find out lf tiie High Com?
missloner -would also consent. The Presl?
dent appears to think whatever is done
should be done <at once, and wishes to
know if you ca'n give him this informa
?tion.' I repiied by .wire as follows: 'AVill
reply by wire to your letter of the 2fith
this afternoon.'
." 'After giving The above request careful
consideration, \l called upon the High
Commiissioner same date, and in the course
of conversation said: 'When I dined -with
you ithe other day you stated your gov?
ernment -would npver consent to arbltra-'
tion by outside ipowers, or representatives,
and your published dispatches so state.
Are you of the same opinion?" And he
replied: "AVhat I imight like to do .1 can?
not do now, as my hands aratied.' Then
I told him ln subscance what I had been
asked by the Presldent .of the Free State,
aud .the High Commissioner said: 'Please
state the following as your reply, which
he dictated, and which appears ln the fol?
lowing copy of .my telegraphic dispatch to
?the United States consular . agesit at
?Bloemfontein, in the words undertined,
to which I added the rirst five words
iiot underlined:
COULD NOT MOVE.
" 'Oannot ask government myself.
SEEN PARTY REQUESTED: THOUGH
PERSONALLY FAVORABLE TO FUR?
THER NEGOT1ATIONS. THINKS H-_*
C'ANXOT MOVE ON THE I_1!NE FKO
POSBD.'
"Believing it a courtesy due to United
States Consul Macrum at Pretoria, I
sent the following dispatch same date:
'Was asked by the Free State to ask our
government would It consent for me to
arbitrato and to see the High Commis?
sioner, and replied.' (Here follow the
above dispatches sent in code.)
"I also deemed it right to post Consul
Macrum as above, not only for the rea?
son that the Orange Free State is in his
jurisdiction, but for the further reason
that he had said in a communication to
me of the same date: 'Nothing can be
done here for peace unless matters set
tled at your end. Over one thousand sent
to border last night. If anything is done
must be quickly done. The High Commis?
sioner should do something> for peace.'
" 'It was a question in my mind if I
ought to 'take any action at all on the
request of the Orange Free State Presi?
dent, but the High Commissioner aftnr
ward said to me that I had acted right,
and that he was grateful at my action.'
"As you also inquired what thero was
on tlie in regard to the departure of Mr.
Macrum from his post at Pretoria, I have
the honor to inform you that on the 7th
of November -Mr. Macrum telegraphed
requesting leave?'Permission visit Ameri?
ca;' absolutely Imperative; private and
otllcij! business. Amerigen fighting. At?
tlebury, American, takes .cftarge. Cable
quickly.'
"Tc this I replied: 'Your presence at
I'retoria of utmost importanee to public
interests.'
'NO REPLY.
"He then on the 11th of November ca
bled: 'No reply. Department will ap?
prove leave on explanation. Imperative.
Cable immediately.'
"The next day he cabled agaln: 'Cable
received. Everything quiet. Attlebury
capable, experlenced. My presence home
absolutely necessary.'
"On tne 18th he cabled once r more:
'Three cables requesting leave unanswer
ed. Substitute sutHcient here, but not at
home. Please cable acquiesence quick.
Ship sailing soon.' . .
In reply to this on the 20th of Novem?
ber I answered: "Your presence Pretoria
important to public interests."
On the lirst of December *Mr. Macrum
once .more cabled" me: "No reply; Depart?
ment will approye leave on explanation;
imperative; cable Immediately."
And again same date: "Can't leave
without permission; will forfeit post lf
Department don't approve on explana?
tion. Please reply.
Upon this, inferrlng from these dis?
patches that Mr. Macrum was ln a state
of mind which would make his services
in Pretoria useless, I answered.on the
2d" of December: "You may come home.
Put Attlebury temporarily in charge.
Department will send a man from here.".'
Soon "after this I received severai news?
paper artlcles apd letters from responsi
ble persons assertlng that Attlebury.
whom Macrum wished to place temporar?
ily in charge of the Consulate, was a
person of disreputable character, and a
fugitive from. justice. I, therefore, di?
reeted Mr. Hollis. Consul at Lorenzo
Marques, to proceed to Pretoria and take
temporary' charge of the Consulate until
the arrival of Mr. A. S. Play, who had
bean appointed Consul. >
I am sir, very truly, your o\edient
servant.
(Signed) .** JOHN HAY.
WERE NEAR TO BLOWS.
Scnsational Episodc Before tlie House
Military Committee.
WASHINGTON, March 2S.?A. sens'a
tional episode occurred in the Couer
d'Alene investigation before tlie House
Military Committee to-day. Represen?
tative Lentz asserted in the course of
some remarks that some of the State
deputies were iiving with disreputable
women.
" Mr. Cheney, the. attorney appeaiing ln
behalf of the State of Idaho." interposed
a protest, and" said:
"I hurl back at you that statement.
The deputies are reputabie men."
alr. Lentz indignantly resented the
interference of private_ counsel, and,
addressing the attorney, said:
"You ought tb be kieked out of the
window, and you would be if you had
not the majority of this committee
behind you."
When Mr. Leritz attempted to read
from previous testimony concerning the
tmproper conduct of deputies, Chairman
Hull overruled this course. ?
This further nettled Mr. Lentz, and",
addressing Mr. Hull, he exclalmed: "I
want* to say In your teeth that, lf you
are a pary io proiecting this at_brney
in a He, you are a party to it."'
Amid much confusion. ?hairman. Hull
declared that Mr. Lentz had Insulted the
committee and its members as far as he
could.. and' It would have _to stop- .
Representatlve Hay ,of Virginia.-arose'
to' say that the attorney had better not
itive'the Iie to hlro, -and_ Representatlve
Cox, of Tennessjee, added: ?-.
"If any man in_ai_ts me, -I'll Wt him,'*
?Mr. Lentz asked the*"ch_t_".rmar_ why h?
did not call the attorpey; ,to order.,
'.He'was out ot order, entirely out of
YODR KIDNEYS.
Weak Kidneys Caused By Over-Work, By
Lifting or a Strain.
To Prove what Swamp-Root, the Great Kidney Remedy
will do for You, Every Reader of "The Times"ittay
Have a Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail.
It used to te considered that only urinary and bladder
troubles were tobe traced to the kidneys, but now modern scienee
proves that nearly all diseases have their beginning in the dis
order of these most important organs.
The kidneys filter and purify the blood,?that is their work.
So when your kidneys are weak or out of order, you can un?
derstand how quickly your entire body is affected, and how every
organ seems to fail to do its duty.
If you are sick or "feel badly," begin'taking the new dis?
covery, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, because as soon as your kid?
neys are well they wiil help all the other organs to health. A
trial will convince anyone.
The mlld ar_f immediate effect ot Dr.
K_ilm-fs Swamp-Root. the great kidney
remedy.- is soon realized- It stands tho
highest for its -wonderful cures of the
n.ostdI-"tres-"ng cases. Swamp-Root will
set your whole system right, and thc best
proof of this is a trial.
Weak and" imheal-hy kidneys are re?
sponsibie for more sickness and suffering
than any other disease. and if permittetl
to con-tinue FAT____ RESULTS ARE
SURE TO FOLLOW. Kidney trouble ir
ritates the.nerves, makes you dizzy, rest
less, sleepiess and irritable. Make3 you
pass water often during the- day. and
obllges you to get up many times during
the night. Causcs puffy or dark circies
under the eyes. rheumatism, gravel,
catarrh of the bladder, pain or dull ache
in the back. joints and musclc-, makes
your hoa.d ache and back nche, causes
indigestion.. stomach and liver trouble;
you get a sallow, yellow complexion;
makes you feel as though you had heart
trouble;" you may have- ple.nty of amhi
tton, but no strength; get weak and
waste awai*.
If your water. when allowed to remain
undisturbed in a glass or bottle for twen
ty-four hours. forms a sediment or sct
tling or has a cloudy appearance, or if
order," ruled Mr. Hull, emphatically. j
Mr. Cox said that when the attorney I
accused a member of the committee of
falsehood he forfeited his right to appear.
"If he says that to rae." added Mr. Cox,
"either he or I go out of the window."
Representatlve Jett. of Iilinois. said lhat
as a means of protecting tho committee,
he would move that the attorney be ex
pelled from the committee-room. Many
members were on their feet trying to se?
cure recognitlon, when Mr. Jett made his
motion.
Before taking aetion. the committee gave
Mr Cheney an opportunity to be heard.
He explained that he did not intend to
say that Mr. "Lentz had told a ra'sehood.
but simply to deny the statement that
the IdSho deputies lived with disrepjitable
women. He apologized for any misappre
hension.
?Mr. Cox remarked that a man must
either "tight or apologiz?." in such case
and the apology settled it.
Mr Jett iwithdrew his motion for ex
pulsion and the outhreak was brought to
a close.
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"Xottoway Circuit -Tonit.
OREWE. VA.. March 2S.-?peciai.?Tlie
Circuit Court of Nottoway convened at
noon to-dav wlth Judge Hancock on the
bench. A motion -rlll be made in that
court to-morrow for a new trial for An?
drew Rogers, the murderer of Emmit
Ross. who is now in the county jail sen
tenced to hang on April 20th.
There are a large number of oivil cases
on the docket, but no jury c.ises ct im?
portance.
?_-:-?-?
Mnrder in A.exaii'lria,
AI-EX-VXIJRIA, VA., .March 3S.?Spc?
cial.?A coroner's jury decided this _noni
Ing that Thomas Bryant. who -was last
night -aiot and instantly killed by another
rnegro, ruamed Frank. alias "Toita"
Payne, came to his death from a -pistol
A THOUSASD TOXGLES.
Could not express the rapture of Annie
E. Sprlnger. of 1123 Howard street, Phil?
adelphia. Pa-, when she found that Dr.
King's Xew Discovery for Consumption
had completely cured her of a hacklng
cough that for many years had made
life a burden. All other rernedies and
doctors coald give her no help, but she
sayse of this Royal Cure: "It soon re?
moved the pain in my chest and I can
now sleep Foundly, scmethinar I can
scarcely remember doing before. I feel
like sounding its pran.es throughout the
univtrse." So wiil every one who trles
Dr. King's New Dldcovery for any
trouble of the Throat, Chest cr Lungs.
Pri.e uOc. and $1.00. Trial boU!e3 free at
Owens & Minor's Drug Store. Every *bOt
tl? guaranleed.
THAT THROBBIXG HEADACHE.
Would quickly leave you, if you used
Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thousands of
sufferers have proved their matchles3
merit for Sick and Nervous Headaches.
They make pure blood and strong nerves
and build up your health. Easy to take.
Try them. Only 25 cents. Money back
if not cured. Sold by Owens & Minor
Drug Company.
<_. c '
KOBBKD THE GRAVE
A startling incident, of which Mr, John
Oliver, of Philadelphia, wa. the sub.
je*-t, is narrated by him as fqllows: ' 1
was in a most dreadful condition. My
skin was almost yellow. eyes sunken,
tongue coated, pain continualiy in back
and sides, no appetit_?gradually growing
weaker day by day. Three ynysicuuij
had given me up. Fortunately, a friend
advised trying Electric Bitters; aud to
my great joy and s.rpnse. tae .irst bot?
tle made a decided improvement. I con
tinuedTtheir use fo? three weeks, anu am
now a well man. I k?ow they -aved
my life, and robbed the grave ot another
victim " No one should* fail to try them.
Only ?>=ts.. guaranteed. at Owena -4
Minor's Drug Store.
EWTOR'S AWFlHi PLIGHT.
F "M. Higgins, edltor Seneca. tflls.)
News was afflicted .tor years with Pile3
that no doctor or rem?dy helped. until
bei tried Bu.klen's Arnlca Salve. H?
writes two boxes whotly cured him. It *
--_?? surest Pile ocre on earth and th?
best salve in the world- Cure Kuaran
teed. Only 25 cent3. Sold by Owens *
Minor Drug Company.
"OF A GOOD BEGINNING cometH ?
ffood end " When you take Hood's Sar?
saparilla to Purify your btaod >;???*?'
mnkins a good beginning. and the g?9*J
end will be health and happiness. IX
never dlsappoints.
Sick headache" is #cured by Hood's PflEs.
_Sc.. - _
Remember, a set of the- best cooklng
utensils, -made: .ot copper. steel and
enamel. .worth $7.50. given away absoiutely
free with every Maie-stf. Range .uld
this'rweek at
MORGAN B- MfLLS & Cp--^
' H+. 2S Nor_b HiMM aMfc
small partioles float about ln tt, lt fi? erwl
dence that your kidneys and bladder ivead
immediate attention.
Swamp-iRoot is the great discovery ot
the eminent kldney speclalist, Dr. KHmer.
and ls used ln the leudlng hosptt-tls; .
recommended by skillful phystdans ln
their private practice. and ls taken, by
doctors themselves who have kldney ail
menits, because they recognize ln lt tho
greatest and most successful remedy for
kldney and bladder troubles that scUnc
bas ever been able to eonmound.
If you have the slightest symptomB of
kldney or bladdor trouble. or lf there Ia
a trace of lt ln your family history, svnd
at once to Dr. Kllmer & Co., Dlnghamton.
N. Y.. who will gladly send you, by muil
Immediately. without cost to you. a sam?
ple bottle of Swamp-Root and a book con?
taining many of the thousands upon thou
stintls of testimonial letters received from
sufferers cured. Be sure to say that you
read this generous offer in The Richmond
"Dally Times." .
Swa-T-p^oot is pleasant to take a/id ls
for sale the world over at druggists ln
bottles of two slzes and two prlcc.*?fiEty
cer-ts and one dollar. .Remember tho
name, Swamp-Root. and tho addresa.
Binghamton, N. Y.
in the hands of tlie said Frank Payne,
and recommended tho holding of Payne
for the grand jury. Frank Payne. LswS-t
Carrington. Dennis Carter and Edward
Ware were arraigned before Mayor Slimp
3on. the flrst-named on a charge of murder
and the latter three on a charge of beimg
accessory. to the murder". The Mayor
held Payne on a charge of .murder. and
Carter and Carrington on a charge o?
being accessories to the murder. Ware
was dismissed.
OGITUAKY.
Mr.**. Pimiile f*. Bulloek.
The death of Mrs. Fannie B. Bulloek
occurred at her residence, Home Place,
at 1:05 o'clock yesterday morning. she
was in the litfty-eighth year of her age,
and was the wife of Mr. J. Calvin IBul
Iock. w<ho Is connected with the ship-yard
at Newport News."
Mrs. EUillock is survived by her husband
and four children. Her sons are Messrs.
W. B. Daniei. book-keeper for the R. A.
Patterson Tobacco Company. and 'Lloyd
O. Bulloek. with the Clalm" Department
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in
Cincinnati. Her daughters are Misses
. Katie and Mary Bulloek. She was a^ slfl
I' ter ot" Mr. John Overton Sale. Sr.
Tlie funeral will take place from the res?
idence at, .( o'clock this afternoon.
[ being- conducted by Rev. J. B. Hutaon,
| pastor of Plne-Street Church.
.JV B. Mranjii*.
Mr. J. B. S-range, a member of Com?
pany F, First A'irginia Regiment. died at
his residence, -No, 1314 East Main Street,
.u 9 o'clock Tuesday night. He was in
the twenty-third year of his age, and
was a popular young man.
Captain Hardwicke, of Company F.
has issued. an order for that company
to assembie at, itj armory at 2 o'clock
to attend the funeral, which will take
place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from
Trinity Methodist Church.
Au{_u.st?i.H F. Herembonr__j?
Mr. Augustus F. Herembourg died at
his residence, 100 North Third Street.
Tuesday afternoon at 7 o'clock. He had
Iong been In ill health and had reached
the advanced age of 75 years. He Is sur?
vived by hia wife and two daughters.
The funeral will take place from St. Pe
ter*3 Cathedral this morning at 0:30
o'clock..
Mrs. McXatnara.
Mrs. McNamara, wife of the lato Patrick
MctNarnar.i, died yesterday at 11 A. M
at No. __S North Seventeenth Street. tho
residence. of her son-in-law, Mr. al. T.
Page, in the 83d year of her age.
The funeral will take place from St.
<Pe_er*5 Cathedral at 4 o'clock this after?
noon.
?
Joseph Collins.
Mr. Josaph Collins, aged ninety years,
died at the home of Che Little Sister3 ot
the Poor on Monday. _
The funeral took place yesterday after?
noon. and the burial was made in Mt.
Calvairy Cemetery.
Mrs. Georj.*. E. B--Hey.
GRAY. VA., Mare*- 23.?SpectaJ.?Mra.
George E. Bailey died at her home nea*
this place March -as.. of the .grip. Sho
was taken suddenly IH four days before
her (ie_*>_h, got better, and her friends
Swere hopeful of her speedy recovwy.
when her heart was affected and sho
pessed away peacefuilly ln. a few hours.
Mrs. Bailey was forty yeairs old. -_h#
was a lady of the finest tntellectual at
tainmei-ts, togetSjer with being thoroughly
edueated. She taught school before har
marriage for ten years with great suc
ces3, holding one of two of the only prp
fesslonal certincates ever given to anj.
teacher *la the pubLtc scbool* of -his
county.
She was a devoted wife and mothel", a
true and loyal friend. She leaves four
little. girls." a mother, htL-band, ona
brother and sister.
Mr. Seymoar M. Hudsoi...
FRl-JDERICSCSCaURG. VA.. March _S.
Speclal.-Mr. Seymour M. 'Hudson, a well
known ex-Confederate, died to-day at
his home near White Oak. Stafford. Co?n
ty, of pneumonia, aged ttfty-elght years.
A widow and six children 3urvlve JiUru
Mm. Caroline Uamiicon.
PCTERSBURG. VA-? March 23.-klpe
clal.-Mr3. Caroline Hamilton. an ?g-atf,
- ?.dy. Uv-twr at tho home of Mr. D_ A.
?Barijer, on Wa~.hin.-ton Street. died snet-,
deoly last nlg-K. Sh* was-da he.r usual
health yesterday. but.suiterea __k3tro*_*
of paralysia durinj. the ntgni. _____
- T
Mr. Phtlip Milli-fae**. who went to Colo?
rado reeently for bis healto, wa-* ___rl
oualy Ul oa' Sund-iy, Us. OJ-trence ___Ul
hlser left a* onco for his l__w__w_-*s bed?
side. but yesterday tho report-- -wera cte
cldetlely more hopefut- .aj-d! he* is aaM. to
be much better. ,
Mn. il- B- Hundl-ty. who has *?_??._. ?*-_.?
sick at her- rwldanct. oa C_____?. ____-_?__ at
much Iwrtter. -

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