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Followirifr was thc range of thc thcr
roonvter ar. ttae T ines oflloe vesterday:
9 A. M.. 67; 12 M.. 71; 3 P. M., 76; 6 P. M-,
61; 9 P. M., CI; 12 M.. 59. Average tempera
turc. ?6.
Forecast for iWednesday and Thursday:
V'.ryinla?-Shcmers and {hunder-?tonn?,
and cooler Wcrtnesday: Thursday falr;
brtsk winds. becomln* westerly.
N?rth Carol'.na: Showers and tiiundcr
storm* Wednesday: cooler tn w?t and o<*n
traJ poriions: Thursday rair; fresh to br.'3lc
-wcsterly wlnds.
VOL. 15- JSO. 76.
Miss Tuiner's Love Let?
ters Cause Hot Words.
Claims an Attempt to Thwart the
Ends of Justice,
The LfCttcrs I-ieft bj Mr. riullanil at
"Windsnr ?Tbe Cliaixo That the
Coroiier's Deuositions IVere
"Withhcld Answcrcd by Proof
that None "Were TaUen.
Gil! 1.4:111 Goes uu Siand.
May S.?'Spoeial.?The noted case of the
Commoniveaita vs. Andrc.v CaTtcr Giili
giin, eitarged with slaying C. Beverly
Turncr, hls sweetheart's father and his
own bcnefaulor, began licrc to-day in the
littlc court-iiou.se situa'ted on a mound be
elde a lake and surrounded by a pretty
grove of miaples. The gra.ss on the s*v3Td
?svas fresh and green, and the birds chirped
mcrrily. After a hard day's session, dur
ing wihich trsvo motions for a continuance
were overruled or abandoncd, court ad
journed when another motlon was pcnd
ing and to decide which lady's testimony
is m.-eded.
There is a diffcrcnce of opinion as to
?R-hethcr the case will go on to-morrovv.
A, court offlcer bet six cigars to one that
the case wouM conitinue. The lawyers
?think it will, but one ean't tell for sure
what's going to Jiappen.
Sheriff Robert A. Edwards, a vcry pop
ular offlcial, brought court to order at ex
actly 11:03 o'clock. Colonel R. E. Boy?
kin. State's Attorney, asked that the at
torneys for the defent-e be called. There
was some delay.
During the walt Ur. W. D. Turner. a
clever. shrewu looking professional gen
tleman, of short stature and Hrst cousin
of Miss Isa.be! Turner. the vlctim's daugh
ter and the defendant's fonsicr sweet
(h-eart, talked forcibly, eloquently and with
nlmost dramatic effect about the pretty
young xvoman. He is an a.ble and forceful
ch;j.n-ipion. who believes in his fa!r cousin's
ir.nocence in every particuiar. Dr. Turner
sa'.d In part:
?*I want everyfhing 10 coine out. 1 be
lieve and almost !;no'.v my cousin is in
nocent. Yon don't: the other people as
sctnbled "here don't. I have identlfied my
<=eif with the case beeause of my faith
thnt she is atosolutely guiltless.
"I want a stror.^ searchlight thrcwn
abov.t the case that eyerybody ir. this
county and everybody whn reads papers
may kr.D-w of her innoeenee. She is my
cousin. and wants an investigation?a full
investigation?for her sake arid for the
sake of my little children.
"The court has intimated that spectators
ehouid be excluded at a certain stage of
the trial. 1 do not want it done. it would
look like there is sametSiing to conceal.
There is nothing to concenl. I have copiea
of sccth* lettcirs and I want those known,
tvhethcr the court adsmits them as testi?
mony or not.
"Miss Turne-r may have l.ved Gillifsar..
and she may have written letters. That
-sva-s net criminal. it vras unfortunate,
tihat's a!l. She may have written tender
letters. My wi-fe wrote --.veet letters, but
her lover was a ger:tleTn:in.*'
GiMlgan camo Into couvt. He vrore an
sir of nonclialance, almost boldness. He
smiKd bripitily as hc shook hisnds with
friends. Tlicre was no siun of anxlety
or fear. Gillipan woro a neat looking
suit of dark drab. He had on -a hiph
turn-down oolUr, :i Uriirht blue and white
neck tie, striped shlrt, streaked cuffs and
nicelv polished shoes. GilliKan is tall.
athletie. and would be hand-ome but
for an uvlefinable sometbing that looks
fmm his "dark blue e>-es.
Giiligan sat between his lawyers?
Judge HintOn on the rlght and Mr. Ed
wards on the left. Colonel Boykin an
r.ounced that the Commonwealth was
ready for the trial.
Mr*. Edwards asked that attorneys for
the defenoe be ealled'. There was a con
su'-tation between some of the lawyers.
Judge Hinton got up. He wanted to
knnw. before declaring the readiness or
unreadine.-s of the defence. if they could
have those love letters claimed to have
iseen written to GilHgan by Miss Turner.
He wanted to know if the letters were In
court and were accessible. Colonel Boy?
kin sald in pursaance of an agreement
at the last term of court that the let?
ters had been given to his associate. Mr.
Holland. tojjc copied.
They were rtow in his oftice, at Wind
sor. and could be gotten here in a short
time. Mr. Holland had forgotten to
bring the letters this morning.
Colonel Boykin said he would d'eliver
the letters to no one without direction
by the court.
J-adge Hinton wanted to know if the
letters would be here this afternoon or
to-morr^w. He said he did not want a
continuance at this time if he C3uld be
assured of thrce thtngs. viz: That he
could have the love letters and the depo
sitlons allegcd to have been taken at the
corotier's lnquest and secure the presence
of witners "A". H. Weed.
Mr. Holland averred that the letters
were at his house and could be gotten
here at short notiee by cal'.ing his wife
over The "phone. Judge Hinton was
rather bittcr in speaking about the let
lers. He beilwed some of them had
been Stolen. and was going to prove bow
many there v.-ere at first to see if any
were' missing. He said if letters had been
withheld wrongfully it was larceny. not
reflectlng on the'lawyers. he said.
He beiieved that evidenoe had been de
strovod. Hc defied anyone to show au
thorltv for keeplng the letters. He said
Colonel Boykin had na more right to
the letters than a man in Kamsehatka.
He could prove the money value of
ti:e letters; money had been offered' to
get them. He was not ready till he got
the love letters. The court announced.
it was his nnderstanding, the letters
would be produced.
Judge Hinton contended that they
?jhculd have the letters. shotild* have
"U'eed and should have the coroner's
depo?ltion. He would be ready -when he
h?4 them and not before. He eaid the
depositions had bcen secn. Thcy had j
bcen Jn the- liand of the iTurncr family. :
He said the letters were goi\e and d'epo- I
sltions were taken by ai man who never
returned. "And this," Judge Hinton de
clared, "happened In the South?in Vlr
prinia. What would you say if it had
hapened in the North?"
He said the justice who conducted the in- :
quest had bcen a justice for elghteen years,
and waa too stupied to take or preserve
the dcpositions.
"I beiieve bcfore God," he exclaimed,
"ttie det>osH'ons are still in existenee. Per
sons are triyng. to thwart the ends of jus?
tice. "We lawyers call it larceny."
Colonel Boykin niade an eloquent reply,
de.precating tho methods of criticism used
by Judge Hinton. He was willlng to leave
hia record to the people. Thcy had the
Colonel Boykin dcnied that he had done
aught which was wrong.
He asserted that Mr. Scott had never,
that he" knew, acted as a coroner ibefore.
and he d!d not know what should be done.
The only records were some notes taken by
speetators. There were no reguiar deposi
tions in existenee. There was a colloquy
between attorneys. during which there were
repetitions of former statements.
Mr. Holland grew sarcastic. He said
JCiidge Hlnton's remarks were foreign, ir
relevant and improper.
If Judge Hinton wanted to call anybody
a thief he should have done it like a man,
and not read about larceny in the books.
He said Judge Hinton talked to the gal
leries; that if he waited for coroner's depo
sitions the case would never be tried. There
were none.
Judge Hinton claimed if the case wcnt to
the jury there could ho but one verd'ct,
unless their evidence was withheld from
them. They announced that proceedings
were growing irregular. There had bcen
three reasons given for a continuance.
There should be but one at a time. Judge
Hinton did not mean to be slow. He had
tried seven felony cases in a day, as many
as anybody in Isie of "Wight had tried. He
said he would not yield tiil he saw whcther
or not tho alleged depositions were signed.
At 3:10 there was an adjournment for one
Gilligan liglited a cigarette before he left
the court-room. He seemed to like it. Gil?
ligan did not oat any dinner. He had eaten
a 9:30 breakfast at the home of Sheriff
Edwards, en route to the eourt-ho-use from
the station. He is a small eater.
During the reeess Gilligan was visited in
jail by Miss Lillie Gilligan. a sister. and
Miss Barlow. They are comely young wo
men. They greeted the iprisoner more
cheerfully than at the March meetlng.
Gilligan puffed his cigarette and looked
pleasant and indifferent.
Miss Turner and her mothcr. Mrs. Agnes
Turner. arrived on the court-green at 10:30.
They were heavily veiled. They retired to
their room in the hotel and kept away
from the crowd of morhid-minded curiosity
seekers. Miss Turner- is nineteen years
old. She is not a pronounced blonde, but
has light hair and pretty blue eyes, with a
sad, troubled look.
She is of gracefuJ, willowy form and
pretty earriage. She is her mother"s only
child, but is a half sister of Dr. *W. T>? '
James T. and Charles Turner. James lives
in Richmond.
IMiss Turner would ha\ie graduated thls
year. She was a student at Hollins Insti
tute and was at home for the Christmas
holidays when the terrible tragedy hap
Arter dinner Justice J. "Walter Stott,
tacting coroner. was put on the stand. He
.<?aid there were no depositions taken over
iMr. Turner's body, that he knew of. He
saw some men writing; he did not know
(Continued on Sevcnth Page.)
The Fifteen Who Went Adrift in an
Open Boat Picked Up bv the El
Paso and Safelv Landed.
NEW ORLEAXS, May 8.?The Morgan
Liner El Paso, which arrived early to
day from New York, brought with it
Second Mate Willoughby M. Moore and
fourteen of the crew of the wrecked'
British steamer Yirginia.
This vessel, Captain Charlos Samuels,
from Daiquiri, Cuba, for Baltimore. with
a. cargo of iron orc and a crew of
twenty-six men. stranded on Diamond
Shoals about C o'clock on the evening of
last Wednesday about twelve miles off
Cape Hatteras. iMate Moore and the
crew, as soon as they arrived in New
Orleans. went to the oflice of British
Consul Van Sittard.
They related a tale of great suffering
and' hardship. Moore and the fourteen
men with hlm managed to get into a boat
after the stranding of the vessel, but
were unable to make shore on account of
the high wlnd from the land, and were
driven out into the open sea. The El
Paso sighted the forlorn crew of the
wrecked Yirginia, and they were soon
taken aboard.
The British Consul will ser.d' the men to
Baltimore. Mate Moore states that
when he left the Yirginia Captain Sam?
uels and the first mate and the other
members of the crew were crowded on
the bridgf-. Five men wero drowned
before they left.
Milk can be drawn from a pan wlth
out disturblng the crcam by lusirig a
Gcfanan's patent siphon. which ihas a
sn^all foot-plate to rest on the botrom raf
the pan. supporting a curyed tube, with
x suction lmlb mo-unfed on the tube to
exhaust the air and start the flow of
the liquid.
_ >-?
The Flas Xnw Floats Over the Islantl
,-rif Tutuilii.
Al'i'KLAN'D, X. Z., May S.?Advlces
received from Samoa announce. that the
American flitfr has been hoisted over the
IsJand of Tutuila amid great native re
j.iicing. and that the chiefs have made
a formal cession of the island to the
I'nitfd States.
The iribabltants of Manua, it is also
announced, request the formal hoisting
of the American fiag over that island,
which will llke^ise be ceded.
The natives of the islands will rule
them'pelves- under Goverriors appointed
by the commandant of the Naval Station.
Quiet prevails in German Samoa,
Gcnernl PntitnleoiiGnreia Taken Pris
bner by Funstpii's Troops.
partment has received the following
cablogram from General MacArthur:
"MANILA, May S.?General Pantaleon
Garcia, proininent insurgent chief of
northern prd'vlnces, captured yesterday
with some valuable documents by Fun
stoB'? troops. Regard capture important
Secretary Gage Will Step
Down and Out.
He Feels That He Has Made a Good
Record as Head of Treasury.
Mr. Daniel Offercd an Amcndment to
Sundry Civil Bill for Settlement of
the Aocoiiiit Between Virginia
and tiie Unitcd States, Also
One for Membrial
Washington Bureau, The Times,
Xo. 515 Fourteenth Street;
WASHINGTOX. May S.?Speeial.?I
learn on the very highest authority that
Secretary Gage will step down and out as
Secretary of the Trcasury at the elose
of his fcerm next March. Whether Mc
Kinley is re-eleetcd or not, Secretary
Gage will not accept another term as hcad
01 the Treasury Departmcnt. He will re
tire with the self-satisiied leeling that
he has made a good record, of which the
establishmemt of the gold standard is no
mean part. and as he is not a politician
and prefers the quiet responsibility and
dignity of a big banker. in semi-prtvate
life, to the bustle and function' of polmcs.
he will probably become the head of some
large financial institution with branehea
here and there.
Representative Rixey, of the Xaval
Committee, said to-day that the commit
tce will not consider the matter of acquir
ing tvpes of the Holland boat for the navy
until the naval appropriation bill passes
the Senate and comes back to the House.
No doubt is entertained, however, that the
committee will go as far as the Senate,
if not further, in recommending the con
structlon of a number of these vessels.
The minority of the Ways and Mear.s
Committee ln the House won a dccided
victorv to-day in the possage of the Taw
nc-y resolution demandlng information rela
tive to the insredients empioyed by man
ufac-turers in makirig ocomargarine. The
resolution was adopted by a vote of 130 to
S0 after a Short but active skirmish
against th-a majority. All the Virginnns
voted in favor of the resolution, Captain
Lamb speaking for it.
Ropr.^entative Kitdhin's bill to consti
tute Durham, X. C a port of delivery in
the cu<=toras collection district of Pamlico,
has been rcported by the Ways and
Means Committee and referred to the
House calendar.
The Pearson-Crawford eleetion case
from Xdrth Carolina, will be called up in
the House to-morrow.
Senator Daniel to-day orfered in the
Senate an amendment to the sundry
civil appropriation bill, instructing the
Secretary of the Treasury to examine and
scttle the account between the "Unitcd
States and State of Virginia growing
out of the money oxpended by Virginia
for military pufposes in the war of 1S12
to 1S15 'With Great Britain, and apply in
sueh examination the provisions and
principles of the twelfth section of the
act of March 3, 1S57, an act making ap
propriations for certain civil expenses of
the Gavernment for the year endirfg
June 30, 1S5S, and pay to the State of
Virginia any sums that shall be found
due at the time of payment, out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise ap
propriated, provided that any bonds or
other evidences of debt of Virginia held
by the United States shall be counted as
Senator Daniel laiso offered' an amend?
ment to the sundry civil bill to enable
the. Secretary of War to commence the
construction of a memorial bridge from
the most convenient point of the Xaval
Observatory Grounds, or from some point
adjacent thereto, across the Potomac
River to the most convenient point of the
Arlington estate property. according to
the recommendations of the Board of
Ofticers of the Corps of Engineers and
of Architects, approved by the Secretary
of War and the chief engineer of the
United States Army, as set out in the
Hmise document 57S, first session Fifty
sixth Congress. the sum of 5200,000.
Senator Martlh offered an amendment
to the sundry civil bill. appropriating
$10,000 for triangulation and permanently
establishing the boundary lines of' the
States of Virginia. and Tennessee and for
determining in connection with thisline
points for ^State surveys.
An amendment making an appropria?
tion for the work of lixing the boundary
would have been offered dn the House
but for the fact that the Supreme Court
just about the time the~ bill was re
ceiving the nnishing touches in commit?
tee was expected to make an order- in
reference to the case Those interested
take theposition that the General Gov
ernment ought to bear the expense of
laylng the boundary instead of the States
concerned'. The Govemment dpfrayed
the. expense of determining the boundary
between California and Xevada about
two years ago. in which case the cost
amounted to $:;0,000. It is thought that
510.000 will meet the cost in this instance,
and Chairman Cannon has given assur
ance that he will not oppose this amount
in the House if the Senate inserts it in
the sundry civil bill.
Chinese Kepulsed by British With No
Iioss to Latter.
LOVPCN, May S.?A War Office dis
patch contirming the Chinese attack on
W3i-Hat-Wei adds:
"On May 5th. Captain Watson and sixty
jnen. of the Chinese battalion were at
tacked by 3,000 Chinese. The latter were
repufeed with no casualties to the British
? ?
Imperlal Irade.
perial Irade just issued, orders contracts
'to be signed' with foreign shtpbullders
for renovaUnff; elffhc antiquated. iron
Boar(Jof Directors Held
an Important Session.
Final Reports Made and They Are
Verv Satisfactorv.
The Cliristcnins Party to bc Entei
talned at Iho Jefftu-son?Colonel
Hawcs Says the Military Parade
Will he' Most Creditable.
Public Sdhools tn Close
for One Day.
The Board of Directors of the Carnival
Association mc-t at the rooms of the Tra
vellers* Protective Association last night,
with Vice-Prcsident Colonel John S. Har
wood in the chair.
After calling the roll and reading the
minutes by the secretary, the various com
mittees made their reports.
Mr. Funsten, of the Finance Committee,
reported that the finances were in a very
favorable condition, and that all, with a
few exceptions, had sent in their subscrip
tions. He stated that it is very important
that those who have subscribed to the
fund should "send in their money at once,
as this was the last wcek before the open
ing of the Carnival.
The Programme Committee (Mr. J. L.
Hill, chairman) reported that the Carnival
Herald had been. gotten out, and o.OOO
copies circulated throughput this Stace and
North Carolina. He said that this would
1 turn in about ?600 net to the treasury.
Captain Morgan R. Mills reported that
mueh work had been done by the Brivi
lege Committee, which would turn in a
good sum to the treasurer.
Supcrintendent Thompson, of the Com?
mittee on Police and I.ights, reported that
{ the work of mitting up the wires on Broad
! Street for the are and irieahdescent lights
was being pushed with all speed, and
would soon be cmnpleted. He stated that
no a'-rangern'Mit- had been made for the
lighting of the arch at Tenth Street. It
was decided to have the arch lighted and
to have the word "Welcome" made of in
candescent bulbs.
Mr. P. H. C. Gaboli,.-- chairman of the
Launching Committee, reported that the
Trigg Company had agreed to have me
torpedo boat Thorn'toh lauhched' on May
15th at 1 o'clock, and that no formal
cere-monies would ba arranged for the
Qccasioh, other than the bands- furnished
by the Carnival. He stated that the
?privilege had been obtained from the
Council for the b'uiiding of a grand
stand on Dock Street. He also stated
that arrangements had been completed
for the entertainment of the Thorriton
party. who wouid be hege from Massa
chusetts, at the Jefferson Hotel.
He requested that the Board shpnld
take some action in rcgard to whether
a grand-stand should be built. After the
matter had been discussed, it was re
i fer-ed to the Privilege Committee, to be
j sold as a privilege and to be disposed' of
| by Captain Morgan R. Mills.
! Mr. J. Stewart Bryan, of the Railroads
I Committee, reported that 'the plaster
! now being used in the arch at Tenth
j Street was to have been shipped by the
[ Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, as that
I company had offered to carry it free of
i charge, but by mistake it had been ship
! ped by the Norfolk and Western, which
j company had very generously remitted
J all charges.
j Mr. John D. Potts stated in answer to
I a question as to why the reduced rates
i had not been given on the road's in Y'ost
1 Yirginia. that there would very probably
- be no persohs attenuing the Carnival
! from there, but that the rates would
! be given to. parties of seveiri or more who
| so desired to come. <v
i Mr. Bryan stated that'he had written
to West Yirginia giving this information.
? The Military Committee made a mbst sat
isfactory report. Colonel Hawes stated
I that about 1,500 men from yarious portlpns
I of the State and Xorth Carolina would be
! here on the 17th to take part in the parade.
! and that. he thought it pro-bable that
others who now have the matter under
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Serious Clash Between iYliners of
Geor^e's Creek?Militia Mav
Have to Be Called Out.
CUMBERLAXD, 'MD., May S.?About one
thousand of the George's Creek miners,
who have been on a strike .several weeks,
and who had determined to resume work
to-day, were met this morning by an equal
numuer of union men at Ocean Mine Xo. 1,
and a serious clash otecurred. One of the
men, John Davidson, who persisted in en
tering 'the mines against the protests of
the union men, was assaulted and badly
beaten. j
Several others were beaten and seriously
injurt-d. Only about fif ty miners succeeded
in entering the mines.
Lonaconing is reported to be in possession
of a howling mcb. Sherlff Martin and
deputles have gone to the sccne. The ugly
feeling between the union and non-union
men is growing, and it is feared that the
militia will be called out to quell the dis
turbances" in the several towns in .the re
United Mine "Workers* Organizer -Warner
is personally leading the union men. Mcet
ings are being held at Eckhart and Mid
land by the organization men, and in
tense escitement prevails.
Head of Column in 45
Miles of Kroonstadt
Except bv Women and Children, Men
Being in the Armv.
Are GloomierThanlEver, Sictness and
Hunjrer Tcllinff on the Garrison.
British are Said to be at Vry
berj*, Which is Half Way
Between AVarrcnton and
tlie BeleatfueredTo-vvn.
LOXDOX, May 9.-4 A. M.-Four thou
sand British cavalry watered their horses
ait Zand River Monday twenty-five miles
beyond Smaldeel, where Lord Roberts
continues to date his dispatches. The
scouts who have been searching the country
for miles along the stream have found
no Boers south of the river. The enemy
are laagered in unknown force on the
north bank. Thus tho British advance
guard is wlthln forty-tive miles of Kroon
The Free Staters. in the expect-^on
that Koonstadt will speedily become un
tenable, according to a dispatch from Lo
renzo Marques. are preparing to es**>
lish their govemment at Heilbron, fiftj
miles northeast.
\lirost everv farm is deserted except by
women and children. the men being wfth
the Boers. The loss in horse llesn, in spue
of all precautions, is enor3*ous.
Tidings from Mafeking are gloomler than
ever. Insufficient food, wet trendhes and
cold nights are deadly to the health ot the
garrison. This imformation comes from
reliable natives. Lady Sarah Wilson, un
der date of April 27th. says: _
"The Boers now number 4,500, lrtcltxlmg
young Eloff, President Kruger's grandson,
who has sent for six more guns."
The British column is reported to have
reached Taungs, thirty miles north of
Warronton. According to Pretoria ad
vices. the British aro nearing Vryburg.
wbidh is half way between Warrenton and
General Hunter is probably not in per
sonal command of this relief column.
His forces embrace 20,000 infantry and
from 5,000 to 6,000 hnrsemen, an army far
greater than has hitherto been supposed.
Lord Methuen is apparently a suborrii
nate. While the relief column is moving
towards. Vryburg General Hunter is ap?
parently preparing an orderly advance
northeast along the Vaal River to par
ticipate in the Pretoria advance at Lord
Roberts' left flank.
Cape Town correspondents learn that
an important movement in Xatal is ex
pected within the next fotir days. General
Buller is rapidly completing his trans
portation organization.
The Brldsc Over Vct River Hopelessly
'(London, May S.? The following dis?
patch from Lord Roberts has been receiv
ed at the Wur Offlcei
"Smaldeel. May 7.
"The railway from Brandfort to this
place has been considerably damaged and
the bridge over Vet river has been hope
Icssiy damaged. This delays suppiies com
ing up. Every few yards charges of rack
arock have been laid under the rails. This
might have created loss of life, but was
fortunateiy discovered by a West Aus
tralian infantryman. Winburg has been
deeupied by the Highland Brigade."
In spite of'these wrecked railroads, the
British advance goes on steadily. Lord
Roberts' outpost-s are apparently about 12
miles north of Smaldee. General Bra
bant has joined General Rundle at Tha
ba X'Chu. whence they are moving fur
waird. The country is all quiet. in that di
A reconnoisance made by General Run?
dle of the Boers' recent positions at Tha
ba !X'Chu resulted in their beins pronoun
ced impregnable and th^ir evacuation is
Teported to have been due to the receipt
of an urgent message from President Steyn
The Boers are said to be moving north
w-ard. but their immediate destination is
not known.
The whereabouts of the British Cav
iolry, under General French. is still a
mystery, while General Kelly-Kenny's and
General Chermside's divlsions are also un
accounted for. A dispatch from Cape
Tc^n, dated to-day, says:
"?Lord Roberts' phenomenal advance is
not only utterly demoralizing the Boers,
but is striking terror into the rebel col
onlsts. 'The relief of Mafeking is expected
at any moment."
The Cape Town correspondent is slight
Iv optimistic as regards Mafeking. Judg
ing fiom the direct dispatches, the Brit?
ish foree south of Mafeking !s nearly 200
miles from their objective. while the Satest
advices from Mafeking Itself, dated April
29th. show Uttle amelioration in the con
ditions ehere.
A dispatch says: "With the exception
of a little rifle fire at the outlying trench
es, everything is quiet. The slight epi
demic of typhoid is abating as a result ot
the medical precautions. The enemy's ar
tillery, with the exception of two five
pounders, have apparently been with
"It was learned April 24th that the ene
my intended to attack. and the entire
garison isteod to its arms. When day
broke, Colonel Baden-d?owell took up a po
sition on the Jookout and the heavy rattle
of musketry and the boom of four guns
convinced us that an attaok was about to
occur. But it became apparent that the
Boer offlcers could not persuade their
men to advance. Through glasses we saw
th!e - officers Vainly urging their infantry
forward. The enemy reformed and re
"The beaieged are celebratlng the 300th
dav of the sicge with horse dinners, and
Colonel Baden-Powull iont a message to
Dord Roberts. saying: 'After two hundrcd
days of siege, I deslro to bring to your
Lordship"s notkre 'tho exceptlonally good
spirit of loyalty which pervades all class
es of the. garrison. and the pationce of
everybody at Mafeking in making the
best of things under the long strain of
anxlety, hardship and privation. which is
beyond all ipraisc and a revelation to me.
The men. half of whom are rtot acrus
tomed to the uso of arms, have adapted
themselves to their dutics with the great
est zcal and readlness. The piuck and
dovotlon of the women have been remark
able. "With such spirits our organiza
tions run like clock-worlc I have every
hooo it wiK ]?vrll us through.'
"Mr. Oecil Rhodes has arrived at Cape
Town. without any demonstration beirwj
made, 'He goes to Beira. Portuguese Ea-st
Africa. and thence to iRhOdeSia, probably
vislting General Sir Frederick Carring
It is announced that no more Boer
prisoners will be sent to St. Helena.
A s'pecial dispatch from Lorenzo Mar
ques says the Colored American citizen
named Richards. who was commttted for
ijtrial by the Special Court on the charge
of murder in connection with the exnlo
sion at Begble's works, is alleged to have
said he was offered 5,000 pounds to"blow up
the foundry.
The same dispatch says that when
iPresident Kruger heard of the explosion
he dramaticaily exclaimed 'Is there a,
Kruscr's Acldress to the Valkcr.raad !
of 1900.
PUETORIA. May S.?The official closing
of the 1SS9 sesslon of the Valkesraad. which
broko up unofticially in September Tast,
took place to-day. The vacanc seats of
General Joubert and General DeCock and
others were filled with flowers. The ball
was crowded. a large number of ladies
being present.
In the prayer of the chaplain an allu
sion to General Joubert moved many to
tears. After the prayer the Raad ad
journed to the afternoon, when the sesslon
of 1900 was Inaugurated.
The ceremonies were accompanied by
lo customary salute.
President Kruger arrived in the S:ate
carriage with the usual escort. All the
diplomatlsts, including General Gourke, the
Uussian attache. were present.
Tho Raadzeil was crowded to Its fullest
capaclty, and the scene was most irn
pressive. President Krucer. in his speech
opening tho session, alluding feelingly to
the vacancies.
Referring to General Joubert hc said:
"Future generations will be able to judge
tho work of the deceased, whose demeanor
inspired the enemy with respect and whose
humane and brave conduct gavo fame and
importance to the State among civilized
He was profoundly struck. he said. by
the proof of sincero friendship given by
the people of the Free State who had ful
fillt'd their obllgations to the Transvaal
under the treaty. They realized that a
united front was required. as an attack
upon the indepondence of the Transvaal
meant a threat against the Free State.
He" had implicit confldence in tha future
of the Afrikander nation. ?
By deeds the Free State find shown, the
President declared, a good example to the
pople of the Transvaal, which had proved
of srreat moral value to those guiding the
efforts of a small State to maintain its
independence. He was pleased to say that
the relafions of the Transvaal wirh f">reign
States, with the exception of Great Britain.
were good.
After reforring to the peace priposals of
the presidents of both republics to Lord
(Continued on Second Page.)
Setback for the Tanner-Henev Fac
tion in the liiinois Republican
Convention?His Speech.
May S.?The initial contest in the Repub?
lican State Convention to-day proved a de
feat for the Tanner-Heney factton. The
tight came at the' very outsct of the con?
vention on the eiection of a temoorary
ehairman. The State Central Committee
had chosen John J. Brown, of Vandalia, a
Tanner man. The CuUu-m-Ree-ves-Carter
combination executed a master-stroke by
naming Churles G. Dawes Comptroller of
the Currency.
On account of the close identitication of
Mr. Dawes with the national administra
tion. the effect was to give the opposition
to the T.inner-Heney faction a setback.
Dawes was chosen temporary ehairman.
Mr. Dawes s.ud he believed people are
not opposed to any corporation simply be
cause it is large. "But when by combina?
tion," he continued, "an unreasonable level
of -prices maintained. the people demand
and will secure governmental interference
and resulation."
(The difference between the two great
ipiilit-rcal iparties, if -any, will be as to the
nature of the remedy and not in the de
sire to tind it or entVirce It. On 'this ques
tion. the Republican party must and wtU
stand .with thr people. ;
Discussing other issues. he said:
"In the coming campaign the Republican
party will m-aintain that the Phiiinptne
Islands, wh:<"h have ?*ome to us as a d*rect
Tesult of the Spanish war and its serttle
?ments, /which hav? baen retained for us
through the heroism of our soldiers. shall
not rwvw be abandoned, nor our soldiers be
iwithdrawn from them."
The new State Centrai Committee and
lt!v committte on resolutions were an
Inaunced. '
The evening session iasted T>nly about
half an hour. the convention adjourning
to 10 o'clock to-morrow mornin?.
The opposition of the opponents of
Heney, without exceptfon, declare that
the results of to-day's tigh: greatiy weak
ens his support and fore tokens his defeat
to-mc-rrow. The Heney supporters are
still claimlng upward of 700 votes for him
on the flrst ballot.
Regarding the signiftcance of eiection of
Dawes. Governor Tanner said this eve?
"I do not think that the vote this morn
ing means instruction for Cuilom. though
it means that the national administration,
;has subve-rt^d the convention to its own
ends. I think that Heney has enoagh
votes to nomina.ee him."
This is the Boneof Coittention at Sioux
SIOITX FALLS. S. D., May S.?The In
crease of de'egates and the approaeh to
the time of calling the Xational Populistle
Conventic^i to order. Served to accentuate
the differencea of opinion among the dele
gates as to the poliey to be pursued with
reference to the nomination of a candidate
(OonUnued ?? fi?cond Paee-l ,
To New Shell Invented by
U. S. Naval Offieer.
Presented to the Senate in Secret
Session Yesterdav.
The Piojcctile, "Which is Fired Froro a.
llish PowerGun, Penetrated Eveu
the Krtipp Armor as the Bnllct
oT a Kras-Jorgensen Pene
trates Green Wood.
Jealous'y Gaartied.
WASirrXC'rTOX. M\iy 8.?Some EactS, al
n:o.^t startling in their fcmportaruce, irtre
Iaid before the Senute to-duy in executivu
session. They related, it is understood, to
the inventh.n o? a shell by a promlnent
offlcer of the United States Xavy?a Shell
suporlor in every essential quallty to any
nnw in use, either by Dhis or other gov
Tho quality of penetratlon possessed by
the shell is said to be so great th*t no
armor now manufactured ta the United
States or abroad has sufficient resistance
to wfthtstand it.
The t'acts, which were in possession o?
only a few senators, were* deemsJ ?o imj
portant that it was declded ta discus*i
them in Secret session.
Whoa the d'jors were closed. Mr. TUlnxan
explalned that several days ago he h.id
offered a resolution calli;:-; foc the detaiis
of a test made of armor plaCe at Indiaa
it seems that Mr. TUhnan was lr.form
ed that it would be uawlse at this time
to make public the decaiis of the tests he
had asked f'>r, as it would place in the
bands, not only of the Senate, but ot r?p_
resetuatives of forelgn govemmi-nts, in
forraatlon thut properly bi:lortsed exclu
slvely to the United States. He was in
forrm^I that Adtoiral CXell. chief of tho
Bureau of Ordnance. had been eonducting
for several months a secles of armur tests
at Indian Head. the resulta ot which were
vrry r>-ir.ark.ib:-'. \ ??> ?-:: :? ? ::: ;.u of,
the Xavy Departmer.t 3a!d it was ondj r
stood that che tesits oi all sorts of armur,
Including the Krupp armor, had bten made
?with a view of ui-cvrtainir.g the eff^ctlve
ness agalnst a new shell that had been
invemted by an offieer of the navy. Xo
piece or armor submitted to the test. ic;
is understood, was able to wttbacaod the
- The shell, whi.-h ts Sred from tugh
power guns, penetrated aruior .;!n:o.-- .ls
a bullec from a Krag-Jorgensen rirta
would penetrate green wood. Che dlfference
being that tho armor plates spllt from the
point of imrpact.
It is said that this was true of the
TCrupp armor as wetl ...< of the other
armor tested. The sbeU which ??? - ? jo
effectlve was n t d??.-?? r->:-???; ir.'l< :. the
Xavy Departmentt is guorttlag jeatousiy
all detalls concerning Its eonstruction.
The argument of Mr. THInran i that
with such a projectiie In the possesston
of tlve Goveromentt, th< ? Call i ot which
will sooner or later become known to
other govemmraus, it will not be the
part of wisdom for Congress to entor in.ta
contracts to purchas-' th,< hfgh priced
armor until it could be so Improved as
to resist projectRes ot the kind used at
Indian Head.
Feeltng that more or !->ss of the matter
concerning the tests recentiy made by
the Governmcnt would ho osed in the
d'ebate on the armor question, Mr. Tiil
man suggested that it would be desirabta
to discuss tht* subjfet iu secret. The
Senata agreed with :..;:. md : i-morrow
the armor plate matter wili be discussed
behind closed d'oors.
Prpartiiient of H.mIiIi.
WASK1XGTOX. May R?The "Depart
m^nt ot' Heairh" was a th<r*m>? that br.:<ht
out some interestlng papers at to-day'<
session of th?^ Amertcan Scleoce Associa
Mr. T. Potter. of Mewport, R. I., spok?
on the "Alternate Ventltatton ApplicabU
to Russiah Flats and New York Tina
Cbttonseed Miil.
TALLAHASSEK Fl.A.. May S.? A deai
has been ctos-,1 :'.,r I :? \\". Henson, presi?
dent of the Citizens' Banking and Tradtns
Company, ot Chattanooga, fot a site to>
buile] a rarge cottpn^seed miil. Henson is
the head of a large syndlcate, whicb owns
plants of this cbaracter in othet Stat<.-s.
?Drum corpa of First Regiment dls
?Eilues to have their annual outing to
?Annual mt-eting of the Wednesday
- Club.
?City Democratic Committee met last
?Mass-meeting Friday night in behalf
of ConsUtutlonai Convention.
?Final arrangements for the CarnivaL
?R. T. La\vrence, young man of former
good character, sentenced for torgery.
?Thom^-s Leath secarea ;he Casino at
Xewport X*?ws dunnt: the vaudcvlliu
?Juatice Oscar Fteming relused a new
trial by the Princess Anne Court.
? Demand of Xorfoik artisana for higber
wages has been conceded.
?Xorfoik Xava! K ?>? rv s to gO on a
cruise of a week on th?- Dixie
?Mrs. Alice D. Bishop. \vh.> attempted
suicide in Sussex Thursd.ty. died Sunday.
?A shell invented by a United States
naval offieer to which armor of most ap
proved 8ort is mere gias?
?Street-car tracsportation in St. Louia
interrupted by general strike.
? West Vir^ini:i delesratt-s Instructed for
?CharJ'-S O. Da%ves raad-- chalrman of
iilinoBTtepahlican Conventton.
?Xomination for Vlce-Presioency tha
bone of contention at Sloux I-'i:!s.
?Choynskl knocked out by Sharkey ia
second round.
?British continne their advance. Ad?
vance guard In forty-tive miles of Kroon?
stadt. .:?' . ,
?Tidings from Maieksng gloomier than
?Generai Pantaleon Garcia captured bjp
Funstoa'3 troopa la PhUipslnea.

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