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rollowlng Tcas the range of the ther mometer at Th* Trrnes oflioF! vr.*trrdav: 0 A. M.. ?0* 12 M.. <M; 3 p. M.. rrf: fi p. aj.. ?T: S P. M.. 53: 12 M.. 50. Avcrage Tem-, j>8ture.. 5S. i WEATHEK FORECAST. ? Forecast for* Friday and Saturday: Virginia?Fair and ?Grarmer Friday anJ S.tturday. fresh nothwesterly winds. fce comintc variable. North Carolina?Fair Friday and Satur? day warmer in central and .-astern por tlons Friday; northerly windj. K-coming: variable. VOL. 15. KO. 78. RICHMOND VA..FBIDAY. MAY II. 1900, |>KIC? TWO CENTS. DEMOCRAT AGAIN LOSES HIS SEAT Mr. Crawford Ousted by a j Close Vote A MAI) GOVERNOR! Mr. Linnev Thus Characterized Gov- i ernor Russell. THE CLARK CASE POSTPONED It AYill Be Taken Up Next Tuesday to ihe Bsdusion of AH Other Business in the Senate? Eu loijies L'roiiouneetl on tlie Late Samuel liaird, ol' Louisia.ua. ? WASHINGTON, May 10.?Thc House to day by a very narrow margin of two voies unseaicd Mr. Crawford, of North Carolina, i*. Dcmoerat, and seated in his place Mr. pearson. of North Carolina. who was a Bieaibcr of the Fifty-fourth and Fiity-fifth Congresses. Mr. Pearson is the third Republican to be stated by the present House. Both the contestant and thc contestee had their innings on Ihe fioor to-day, and Mr. Lin? ney, of North Carolina, wound u,> tlie de? bate with a characteristic speeeh. The votes were very close. The minority resolution, deClaring the sittlng number cntitied to the seat, was defeated by one vote. Mr. Jaek, a 1'ennsylvania Republican. voted with the Democrats on both roll ealls. On the lirst vote iiftccn Republi? cans were absent and unpaircd, and on the second twelve were absent and un paired. When the debate opened Mr. Pearson ?was given lifty minutes' time in which tci address the House In his own uehalf. Mr. Pearson had a large cha'ri crected ln tae area in froiH >>f thc Speakpr's-.chair, whirh. he claimed, iilusirated the manner in which the black vote in his dlstrlct had been suppressed. , Mr. Pears ? ;-, was followed by Mr. Craw? ford, ihe sitting mexnber, who defended his right to the seat in an hour's speeeh. POLJTlCALi TRIMMER. Mr. Crawford declared that two hundred thousand people in the Nin'.h North Caro? lina District were on trial to-day. They had a right to say who should represent them in tho House. Pnor to this election, Mr. Crawford said. no man had ever charged traud in tlie Ninth Cpngressionftl l':.-:rict of Xorth Carolina. F.ut Mr. Pear? son. he said. seldom knew defeat. He charged th it Mr. Pearson h.id trimmed "He voted foi Cl v< 1 ind twice," said Mr. crawford. "and supported me against Benal >:- Prll :hard when I defeated him in While referrlng to Governor Russell's attack upon Mr. Pearson, Mr. Grosvenor, 01 Ohio, Interrupted t<> ask if the Demo? crats of North Carolina had not threatened to Impeach Governor Russell. "That is "a\n assault upon the Governor of my state which I resent," replied Mr. Crawford. , In concludlng. Mr. Crawford said, ad dressing the Republican side: "1 shall await your verdict. consclous that you can flo mr n'o harm with the people whose cotn mission I hold." Mr. Linney, of North Carolina. con chided the debate with a characteristic speeeh in favor of the claims of the con? testant. In referritig to Governor Rus s.il's letter, he characterized it "an ex parte statement of a mad Governor." MAD AS A MARCH HARF.. "For hc is mad," said Mr. Linney, "mad as a March hare. That he Is a great man intelleetually, 1 admit. and that he Is a good polltlclan while working in the ranks, I avow. But he cannot staud prosperity. As soon as he !s promoted he kicks out oi the harness and plays the devil in gen? eral. He is afraid of his own s'nadow. He is in terror of the Democratic organization of the State. and will do anythlng to keep suspended the sword of Damocles, which hangs over his head." Latcr Mr. Linney produced somo figures to show that it was ihe black districts which returned Democrats to Congress, not Republicans. At the conclusion of Mr. Linney's re marks the vote was taken upon the minority resolution declaring Mr. Craw? ford, the siiting member, entitled to his seat. When the roll call was completed. It showed a majority of one for the resolu? tion. Inlense interest was manifested. Mr. Tawney stated thai Mr. Fitzgerald had voted, although he was paired with Mr. Lcvering. of Massachusetts. On account of the closeness of the vote, the Speaker orderc-d a recapitulation of the roll call. At the end pf the recapituiation Mr. Tomp kins. Republican. of New Vork. ofTered to vote. but as he was not present when his r.ame was called. hc could not vote under the rule. The Speaker ordered the tally elerk aeain to foot up the totals. An error was dis covered that tied the vote. 12S to 128. The resolution was therefore lost. The vote was then taken upon the majority resolution. declaring Mr. Pearson elected. VOTED WITH DEMOCRATS. Mr. jack. of Pennsylvanla. was the only Republican who voted with the Democrats on the first roll call; but fifteen Republi? cans were absent and unpaircd. Mr. Fitzgerald explalned that he had voted unler a misunderstanding, and his vote was wlthdrawn. The vote upon the ndoptlon of the majority resolution was 123 to 127. The nnnouncement was greeted with ap plause by the Republicans. Mr. Pearson came forward to the bar of the House and took the oath of office as a member. m The House adopted a resolution reported by the Foreign Affalrs Committee. reqtiest lng all the lnformation in posscsslon of the Treasury Department relating to the immi. gration of Japaneso laborers during the last two years, probabilities of such Immi gration ln the ensulng year. enforcement of contract labnr laws ln such lmmigration. and the punlshment of those unlawfully contractlng for Japanese laborers. At 4:20 P. M- the House adjourned. ln thc Sonaie. WASHINGTON. May 10.?In the Sen? ate to-day the case involvlng the seat of Mr. Clark, of Montana, was post poned until next Tuesday. Mr. Chandler sav- notice that at that time he would inslst that the case be eontlnuously fcohsldered to the exclusion of all oiher business. Owlns to the time consumtd by epecial orders, the naval appropriation bill was not brought up. Mr. Hale cohsenting that j it go over until fo-morrow*. Several measurcs of minor importanee 1 w<>re passed; and Mr. Galllnger, of New i Hampshire, addressed the Sena'c at j lpngth 011 his resolutlon d'eclaring that ! "the pr^t-ent phenomenai development of , the country is due to prateotion as em- i bodicd in the Dingley taiilT law." ,' Mr. Hoar ofi'cred a resolutlon for im- | mediate consideration direetmg the Com- j nuttee on i/oreigr. Reiations to )nqu"e whether American cltizrns are obliged to obtain pas?ports or other licenses or pay any fses tor permisslon :o pass vi and fio beiwppn the Hawailan Islands and the T'nitrd States, and whpther it is ex pedient that such relations be longer con tinucd. 'The resolut'orf was referred to the Forelgri Relntious Committee. Mr. Lodge gave notice that next Mbn day he would press consideration of the Spooner bill, conferring upon the Presi? dent authority to govern the Philippines. A long diseussion was precipitatcd over a bill to apply a portion of the proeeeds of the sale of the public lands to schools or deptn tmenis of mining and metal lurgy.in the several States and TPrritories ili connrotion with the Aricul tural Colleges. Ench college is to re? ceive S10.000 for the year iflOl, and $1,000 additional each succe^dins year lintil tho amotint rccpived by each coiiege shall be $15,000 annually. No actioh was taken. The session was concluded with eulo pips on the late Representative Samiiel Baird, of Louisiana. At 4:15 I". M the Senate ad'journed. T0 ENTERTAIN BOERS. The Commissioni'is Will Be Given a Public Kcccpl ioti. WASHINGTON, D. C. May 9.?Ar ranpemenL'-- are under way in Cbngr.es slonal cireles for a public reception to be tenderea the delegation of Boer statcs men which will arrlvc in New York next week: According to present plans thcy will hc tendered the- freedom of the country as in the case of Lafayette, Kossuth, Parnell and oihers, at a big demonstration to be organizeu" in their honor. The Grand Qpcra llouso. at ?which Webster Davis spoke, will be se? cured. and public adflresses will be de ?livered I-;.- promlnent men. The d'ele gatea will be quartered at the Arlington, whllo in the hands of the tfteoeption Commiittee, and among the- attcntions shown them will be a earriage drive over the Capiial City. Mr. Cornelius \V. Van dcr Hoog, whe has faiihfully roprcscnted the interests of the Boers at Washington, has been smnmoncd from Baltimore for cohsulta" tion, and said to cbrresporident to-day that while he heartlly approved of tho programme, he hoped that the nffair would not br- gtveri a partisan aspect. as the Boer Commissioners would not countenance any attempt to mcrge their misslon with a purely American po'itical question affecting the election. The dei egates, he said, were comiirg here to appeal to the American people at large and hoped to enlist the sympathy of th<= great mass of citizens vegardless of party. i ! In this cmnection it may be stated that Democratic leaders here are strbng ly in favor of inserting a plank in their platform strongiy expressing sympathy with the South African republics. RHODES CASE THIS MORNINC Accused to Be Tried for the Murder of W. F. Barnett Last Januarv. A case that is attractlng considerable interest, and the trial of which wlll begin in the Hustihgs Court this morning at 30 o'clock, is that of W. J. Rhodes, charged with the murder of W. F. Barnett. The homicide occurred on Church Hill Avenue, near Twehty-second Street, on the morning of January 29th. Barnett was carried to the Virginia Hospital, where he died on February lst. The case has been postponed several times on account of the illness of certain witnesses. lt was set iinally for a hearing in t':ie llustings Court yesterday, at which time the jury was chosen from a list of thirty men. and the case will be gone into this morning. The accused is represente'd by Captain George D. Wise and Mr. llarry M. Smith, two of the finest criminal lawyers in Vir? ginia, while the interests of the Common wealth will be looked after by the al.de Commonwealth's Attorney, Mr. D. C. Kieh ardson. A large crowd was ln attendance yes? terday morning when the case was opened. Capt. Wise, after the witnesses had been called. aros* and stated that in view of the fact that the day was Oakwood Me? morial Day, and that many people were anxious to participate in the cerorribnles of the becasion, he would suggest that the jury be chosen. but not sworn, and that the court then adjourn over to this morning, when the case will be gone into. This suggestion met with tho approba tion of the Commonwealth's Attorney so long as it did not interfere with the public interests. The anangomDnt suggesled by Captain Wise was so ordered by Judge Witt, and tlie prellminary busincss started. Counsel for the defence made the usua1 motions as to quashing tho venire upon which the grand jury was summoned, and also to <iuashing the indictmont. The motions were overruled and the in dictment was read by Clerk Christian. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and the selection of a jury was begun, after all the witnesses had been recognized for their appearance to-day. Thirty names were eallpd from the re gular panel and the upcessary sixteen jury men were seletted. From these four names will be stricken from the list by the de? fence. The list includes the following: George Barpamin. K. F. Hudgins. II. S. Crump. Julius Kracke. J. C. I^uckett, F. R. pal more. Robert Wendenburg, J. C. Hannon. J. H. Beveridge, lt. A. Cavedo. R. A. Knowles, W. B. Jennings. Solomon Lang, G. C. Clowes, T. J. Puryear, J. D. Lot tler. Before dismissing the jurymen for the day Judge Witt admonished them not to allow any one to speak to them of the case under penalty of becomnig amenable to the law. OFFICERS CHOSEN. H. D. Leo Sucocotls George Arents as Treasuror of Am. Tobacco Cn. NEW YORK. May 30.?The directors of the American Tobacco Company organiz'ed to-day by the election of the following officers: J. B. Duke, president. J. B. Cobb, W. 11. Harris and S. W. Hill, vice-presldents. R. L. Patterson, secretary. II. D. Lee, treasurer. Mr. Harris sttcceeds H. L. Terrell. re signed. S. W. Ilill was formerly seere-" tary. Mr. Lee succeeds George Arents as treasurer, - ' CARNIYAL WEEK, RICHMOND, MAY 14 TO 19. MR. VALENTINE ELECTED KIi Final Count Was Made Last Night. A LARGE MAJORI1Y The Vote Polled Was Much Lighter Than Was Expected. A BIG CROWD WAS PRESENT Secret Vote frOra 10:30 to 11 O'clock and Mucli Interest ManifhstefL Several EuvfelOpcs Stuffcd With Paper?Court Oflicei's to Pre? sent tlie Order ofllcx. Other Mattcrs. The final contest in thc votihg for the King of the Carnival took place at the Jefferson Hotel last night and resultedin the election of Mr. Henry Lce Valentine for that honorable position. About 9 o'clock the crowd began to gather around the polls which had been made near the Main Street entrance, and when the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe X HENRY LEE VALENTINE, (He was Elected King of the Carnival.) arrived on the scene in full force, headed by one of the King's Heralds in full cos tunie; the excitement bcgan to grow, and soon the votes were passed over the coun ter for various candidates. A blackboard had been placed in a con spicuous place with the standing of the candidates up to the count yesterday af ternoon. This 11st was headed by Mr. Henry Lee Valentine with 69(1 votes against Mr. William R. Trigg with 323.. SFCRET VOTING. At 10:30 o'clock the open voting was closed and all votes were sent in sealed envelopes with tlie name of the candidate written on the outside. As the cryer called out the names of the candidates for whom the votes were east, the crowd cheered their favorites. At 11 o'clock a blast of the Herald's trumpet announced that the polls were closed and the tinal count was made-. The vote was: Messrs. H.jL. Valpntine, 2,89?.; William R. Trigg, 1X1; Colonel C. O'B. Cowardin, 30G; Colonel John S. Harwood, 70: A. J. Marcuse, 65; Thomas N. Carter, 27: A. von Rosenegk; 20; Dr. M. D. Hoge, 11; J. B. I-ficks, 10; Alex. Cameron, 9; Ash ton Starke, 6: Joseph Bryan, G; Leon Wal lersteln. 6; M. T. Hoffheimer, G; H. D. Eiehelberger, 5; S. W. Travers, 5; S- T. Morgan, 2; Thomas Atkinson, 3; James D. Patton, 1, and Dr. George Ross, 1. STUFFED ENVELOPES. When the flnal vote was announced, Col? onel Hawes stated that in the secret vot? ing bv envelopes several envelopes had been stuffed, and that the committee in charge of the election disclalmed any part in, or any knowledge of the proceedings. which were calculated to produce a false im pression. Tne total liumben of votes east was 3.S9S, making Mr. Valentine's majority a very handsome one. OFFICERS TO MEE.T. A mass-meetlng of all military officers, both active and retired. now llving ln Richmond will be held at the Begimenta! Armory, Seventh Street, to-morrow e.ven iiig. at S:o0 o'clock. lt ls rsqiiested tl'n alf'who canpossibiy do so will be present. as matters of greatest importanee will be discussed. The Military Cd.mmittee received a coni munlcation from " the Naval Rcserves of Norfolk, Va., stating that the first com nanies would be in Richmond durins tae Carnival and take part in the military pa? rade on Thursday. Each of the companies has thlrty-five nien, besides officers. ana their gaudy uniforms Will aad to the beau ty of this oarade. During the week Mr. Garnett. the ra mous orange cidef man of the Chicago ex position, will liave several booths on (Broad Street,- rotalling his delicious drink ?to the ptiblid, at the popular prices. He 1*111 have six booths in the Fair and will ?make the cider before the eyes of the ?public. I Messrs. John H. Rose & Co. have given a handsome stove worth $25 to the pre mlum committee to be given as tlie prize ifor one of the contcsts. THE BOOTHS. - The buiiding bf booths on- Broad Street is rapiaiy gplng on, and many of them nre nbw being brought into ehape. and (Cohtinued on Fif th Pagre.) . . TRYING TO KILL THE CONVENTION Norfolk Papers Stirred Up on the Situation. DONTPULtTOGETHER Deleeates Voted? Contrary to Spirit ? i of Instr'uctionsi SI LENCE IN PORTSMOUTH Charged That Parties Opposing tlie Convention are Doing Kvorything Psssiblo to liecp It Quiet?Pop? uiar bpiniob that Martin's Friends Trying ?o Sc cretly Kill It. NORFOLK, VA., May 10-Special. That differenceS in the Democratic party in this section are likely to be brought about by the attitude of those who op ,pose -State constitutional revision now appcars probable. Euiitorials in two pemocratic papers to-day show the trend. The Public Ledger said that "hc De j mocracy of Isle of Wight county, Nor j folk and Fortsmouth cities instructed their delegates to vote for a- Constitu? tional Convention. That the dolegates voted, Instead for members of the Reso lutions Committee, for men opposed tu the convention, and should be called to account. The Pdrtsmouth Star said that there is in Portsmoiuh an apparent pitrpose to defeat constitutional revision by the policy of silence. That few voters there kno\v the vote is to be east May 21th. That "some persons are interested in not having a Constitutional Convention, and while they do not oppose it openly, they are doing everything possible to prevent the agitation or even the mention of the subject." The popuiar impression here is that the office-holders and the element of the party which is in sympathy with Senator Thomas S.'Martin. uv secretly trying to defeat the movement looking toward constitutional revision. CHARGED WiTH~ FIXED BAYONETS Captain Miller Routes the Enemv and Captures One Prisoner, Who Was Released on Parole. As the iocal militia was returning from the exercises at Oakwood yesterday after? noon a pitched battle between them and a I crowd of boisterous negroes resulted. The ? militia with fixed bayonets charged the j crowd, which scattered. One prisoner was i captured, but was later released on pa j role by order of Captain Miller, command > ing tho battalion. I The trouble, from all accounts, origi | nated between a party of white boys and > the blacks. After a war of words had ! been waged for a time, ..stone-throwing j was resorted to by the negroes, and the I whites beat a retreat. The pursued espied i the soldiers and sought refuge in the ranks. j The, pursuers continued the rock bom I bardment, and a number of persons, in cluding several ladies and children, were j more or less hurt by the missiles, which ! went wido of the mark. t The right began in a fleld near Oakwood ' Avenue. but was continued along the line I until Twenty-fifth and Leigh Streets was ? reathed. It was then that Captain Miller ! declded on heroic aetiom A volley of '. blanks was fired, but without effect. The 1 orders to *T?x bayonets" and "charge" : were then given in rapid succession. The 'i enemy wavered, then bfoke ranks and ran. i One prisoner was taken. but was relensed ! on promising "tb go home and be good." i Ti?c Strikc Spreads. 1 BUFFALO, N- Y.. -May 10.?Two hun ; dred and seventy-.five car repalrers of the j Lehigh Vailey Railroad have struck in j sympathy "With the men already out j BRITISH PRESSING HARD ON BOERS The Advance on Pretoria Goes Steadily On. BATTLE IS IMMINENT Between Steyn's Force and Troops of Rundle and Brabant. BULLER SHOWING ACTIVITY But there is aCompIete NewsEmhargo on Correspoiitlents "With Him. Meeting of Burghers of Free State Said to Have Decided to Subntit to the Qucen, LONDOX, May 33.-3:05 A. M.?Members of the House of Commons were freely bet ting in the lobbies last evening that Lonl Roberts would be in Pretoria in two ? months-. The Ministerialists are buiiding conhdent hopes upon tho comprehensive plans he has communicated to tho War Oflice. Predictions are detinitely made he will enter Kroonstadt next Monday, and. that his advance is probably already re connoitering the vlcinity of Ventersburg, where tlie hill country begins again. Bevond Kroonstadt is an intricate and diffie'ult country, and if the Boers should elect to flght it is possible they could check the progress of the British until Lord Roberts' cavalry had had time to rido around their llank and threaten their rear. From 15,000 to 20,000 ls the estimate of tho Boers under the pcrsonal command of Gen oi-s! Botha. who is said to have forty-six guns. General Botha. and General Dewet are reported to have quarrelled. Lord Roberts is pressing hard after this force with 35,000 men and 340 guns, and aO.COd more men are easily available. President Steyn, with 10,000 men. is re? ported to have been east of Thaba N'Chu yesterday (Thursday) noon. and a battle was then imminent. The advance troops of General Rundle and General Brabant were being fired on. ?Vccording to a dispatch from Durban, dated Thursday, General Buller's army is '^showlng activity." but a complete news embargo is imposed upon the correspond ents with him. Parties of Boers are stnl holding tne mouhtairis adjacent to Springfield. New Zealand scouts burncd the^homestead of a farmer named C.reyling. in whose house arms were found at Deering. During a concc-rt for the relief of the suffprers from the Begbie Works' explosion, given Saturdav at Pretoria In the Gafety Theatre, the doors were suddenly cli.? and evcrv man in the audience was com mandeered. All the horses were taken from tho conveyances outside. President Krtiger has released the Daily Mait correspondettts, Messrs. Hallowell and Hofmeyer. BOERS IN FULL RETREAT British Army Crossed Zaml River with Small Loss. LONDON, May 10?1:05 P. M.?The War ?Office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts: "Cable Cart. Zand River, "May 10th, 32::30 P. M. "TJio enemy is in full retreat. They occupied a position twenty miles in length. Ours was necessarlly longer. With the wideiy-scattered force, it will take some time "to learn the casualties. but, I am hopeful we have not suffered much. The cavalry and horse artiliery. are pursuing the Boers by three dlfferent roads." Lord Koherts also reports to the ,War Oflice as follows: "CVBLE CART HEADQUARTKRS AT THE FKONT. May 10?9:10. A. M.?We are now across the Zand river. The enemy are st'll holding a strong position, but we are .grudually pushing them back." LONDON. May 10-0.0:20 A. ,M--Lord Roberts telegraphs to the War Otlicc from Welgclegcn. under date of May 9th. evening. as, follows: "Pole-Carew's and Tueker's d'ivisions, Hamilton's roluran of heavy na.val and royal garrison artillpry guns and four brigades bf cavalry marched here to-day. The enemy hold the bpposite bank of the Zand river. Their strength wiil bo ascertained to-morrow. when .1 hope to be able to force a passage of the river." Glieery Meswige From Mafrkitig. LONDON, May 10.?The War Oflice here received a most cheery telegram .from Baden-Powell. CR0SSING 0F THE ZAND Was Acconiplislied More Easily Than Waa Anticipated. LONDON, May 10.?The crossing of the Zand river by the British appears to have been effected sooner than ever t'ae most sanguine expected and this morning Lord Roberts' temporary. headVjuarters are estabiished in Cabie CartJ-m the Nortfh bank of the river, though tho opposition l+f* Federals are offering shows that yes terday's reports of the aDanaonment oi their position were ill-fouiided. "Lord Hoberts' advance force. consisting of from 10.000 t3 32,000 mounted men, be? sides infantry, artiliery and the naval con tingent, appears to be stifnclency strong to 'averwhelm any opposition tne Burghers can ofler. Even though as reported yester? day, they have been reinforced by three thousarid men from other commands and possess a score of heavy guns. the experts believe the opposition wlll not be prolonged more than necessary to femove the guns and other impediments in the dlrectlon of Kroonstadt. Further reports from Lorenzo Marques show that the customs authori ties there, in addition to clothing and shoes, refuse to clear corner beef for the Trans v&al, holding it as contraband. "Women Mny Flght. PRETORIA (Wednesday). May 9.?Presi? dent Kruger has received a telegram from a. Burghess, asking if- the time has not arrived for the formatlon of a corps or women. adding that she is prepared with a body ot women vdlunteers tb take up arms in defence of. the Indepcndence of the Transvaal. AVill Not Sell Miitfng RIgbts. PRETORIA, Wednesday, May 9.?The request of the govemment for permission to sell mlning rights for prices which "should be approved by the govemment was rejected by the Kaad by a vote of 12 to 9. Tho session is closed. THE DRUGGISTS RETURN Members of Anici-ican Pharmacettti onl Association (iet l?acU to City. The members of th<^ American Pharma cjeutical Association returned to the city last night and completed their second ses? sion of the section on scientinc papers. It was shortly after 9 o'clock when the body was called to order. Several papers were read and discussed. The third session of the section will be held at 9 o'clock this morning. and this afternoon at 2 o'clock the first session oi the section on education and legislatlon will be held. At 4::W o'clock the druggists will take a trolley-car ride. The programme for to-morrow is as fol Iows^-10 A. M., third session of section on education and legislation: 3 P. M.. ftnal general session: S:::o V. M.. entertalnment in Roof c.ardea of Jefferson H.itei. The druggists will leave for their homes to-morrow night and Sunday morning. Drngfflsts al Newport News. NEWPORT XHWS. VA.. Alay 10 Special.?The great battleshlp KentuckJ was Visited this morning by tho members of the American Phaxmaceutlca! Associa? tion and their ladies, who. to the number of about two hundred and 1'tfty. arrivi d in the city from Richmond on a special at 10:30 o'clock. The party was reinforced by commit tees from the local Business Men's As? sociation. the Medical Soeiety and the Retail Druggists' Association. General Superintendent AV. A. Post, of the Newnort Newte Shipbullding and i>cydock Comany, thraw open the gates j of fne yard and welcomeu" the visitonr. ' Tiiey streamed through the machlne ishops, prowlcd arounrt the huge dry docks, investigated the partially con structed vessels on the ways, learned all about the science of shlpbuilcung and were variously informed regarding tho great cranes. The objeetive of the party was the battleship Kentueky. A small party of skirmishers were sent on ahead. A marine with a gun had cheeked the ad? vance and sent for a superior offieer, who was polite, but snrry the party could not come aboard. Visitors could not be admitte'd on this day. A council of war was held. In a few minutes two score or more folk had swarmed up the gang plank antl taken tthe big ship by strtrm. After these, came others. They spread out over Uie vessel, made themselves at home in the' captain's cabin. promenaded the bridge, looked" at thc compasses and fondledl th.-> big guns with utter disregard for the enemy. The offieer. seeing that ln- yraa beaten, and realizing that further re Slstance was impossible, gracefully sur reudered and extended all the courtesies of the ship to the party. After the inspeetion of the battleship was over. electric cars took the party down to the Chesapeake and Ohio piers, after which all hands repaired to Old Point, where lunuheon was had'. the party returning to Richmond late in the at'ter tioon. WHARTON BARKER AND DQNNELLY These Are the Choiceof tlie Middle of-the-Road Populists for Presi dent and Vice-President. ClNCINNATr, o.. May 10.?For Prest dtnt? Wharton Barker, or pennsylvania. Vice-President?Ignatius Donneliy, of Minnesota. The above Is the ticket placed in the rield to-day by the Middie-of-the-Road Populist party. For a time to-day it ap peared as if nothlng could prevent a com plete uisruptiori of the plans so carefully wrbught out by the handful of men who separated themselves on February 9. 153$ ar Xebraska, from the fu.-nunist element of the People's party. Since Tuesday a cut and dried agree ment on Barker by the Initiative referen dum party, had shook almost the fouhda tlon on which that ticket stood. To-day, as the time drew near for nomJ nations, word was quletty passed, co:: tirmed by Mr. Howard, that thc- Barker following would bolt the convenriim should their leader be turned down. Howard claimed that he had no ambifon to head the ticket, and withdrew his name. Never theless, on the first bullot, Howard was Only ? f< w short of thc r.nminatinn. M ssrs Howard nf Alabama, Mtrgan of Arkansas, and Mallet ot Texas. were se lected to 'notify nominees within t.i.rty . ? w. : immlt (r. m. days. , , The National Committee selectea inci iaes. Al.ibuna?H. S- Woodruff, M. W. Howard and G. B. Crowe. Florida?A. M. Morton, D. L. MeKinnon and F H. I.yttle. Ge'rgia-W. P. HHIips. W. D. Haw-; kins and H. 3. White. Vifglnla?T. W. Evans. W. H. rwlstley and B. B. Keane. The committee as organizel: 1 ar^r. chairman; J. E. MeBride; Grand Rnplds, secretary. and 31111On Park. D urer. TOgether with these constltute the Nati ? > Ex '? ''?' tee: M. L. Soence. West Yirg: Walters, inaiana:--X K. Seare. Oregon. Halder E. Boen. Mlnnesota; W*. L. Peakt. Georgia: Alhert Falker, NebrasKa. Tne enmmittee wtll establish headquarters in Chieagb. The IVatforui. The nlatform adopted declares ln favor of governroental ownershfp ot raflroads and telegraph and tekphone ltnes T.ie "Middle-of-ihe-Road" men have tnh, to say as to the Bnancial platform: "A -^cientitic and absolute paper m.->ney. based on the entire wealth and populatfon of the nation. not redeemable ln atty specitic commodity, but.made a full lrgai tender for all debts and recelvable for taxes and pub'.ic dues and issued by the Government only. without tha interven tlon of banks, and in sufflcient quantitlea to mpet the demands of commerce, is the best currencjv that can be devised. but until such -a tinancial system is secured, which we shall press for adoption. we favor the free and? un limited colnage of both silver and gold at the legal ratio of W to 1." The platform further demands the levy and eolleetion of a gvaduated tast on "inoomes and inheritances and a con? stitutional amendment to secure the same if necessary. and the election of President and Vice-President. Federal Judges and Fnlted Statea Senators by direct vote of the people. "We are opposed," says the platform. "to trusts. and deciare the contention between the old parties on the moaopoly duestion ls a sham battle. and that no solutkm of this mighty problem is- possi ble without the adoption of the princi ples of public ownership of public iitHl ties."- ...,_ ,^?.? *i-.. ^ ? -v ^ j BRYAN AND TOWNE CHOICE OF POPS Both Nominaiions Were by Acclamation. GREAT ENTIJUSIASM Bryan's Name Received With Deaf enins; Cheers. A LONG PLATFORM ADOPTED When the Portion K.xtendinjc Sym? pathy to the Boers Was Read the Convention Broke Into WiWi" Cheers ? Deelaiation for Popuiar Election ofSenar to'rs l-'.voketl Applaus?". Siorx FAI.l.S. S. n. May lft.?The N.i tiona! Populist Convention corfcluded its session at t o'clock this morning and a& journed sine ditr after nominatlng the Hon. "VVilliam Jennings Bryan for President and the Hon. Charles A. Tbwnc for Vlce l'r ? :?'. ?' The nominatfon of Mr. Towne w is olffy accomplished after a struggl weral hours' duration. in which an efl "" was made to have the question of the nomina? tion of a vice-presidential candidate . - ferred to a committee to cbnfer with ?-.- ? Democratic ind the Sttver Republli in par? ties i:-. i' t ' onventlons. A motl m I i this effect was ?!? ?'? '?' d by ? ; \:\< if: >n, '.>?-.: before :h^ result was reach- . ? ?! var; c:s .'-ar.didatcs were placetl in nom? ination and thefc names aucceastvely with drawn. Both nomlnatlons were accomplisaed imid Icenest of enjhus'tajm. wmid iUfauauutctrw* At ;.1:10 b'ctock tthta ntflternoon th* Plait form Committee report arrived. It waa read by Commiateempai GHrette, of towa. Tho ifc>ngfv|ffnanclal planfc including the '? nxzG&VX&i ot 'the v cent banklrtg law, aad lespecJa-lty'tme dtamiand for free stlver ar lii t>> l. was received with wild cheer Ing. When that portion nf the plank extend-. 4pg sympathy 'to- tihe South Afirfcan Re-< .'publicans-, ?enonncUag any aHManoe with. .fbreign pdwera avaaireadi, -the cowventton broke int<? wtlcl sippUuus-\ j*nd Ihe tlir- ?? election of United StatSS SenatOtS also evoked considerable applause. Jerry Simpson ttiOTed) ad >QtIon Ot t&a Ipl-a itVrm, Beoontfedl by h-uLf a doaen deLe gates. ? ?? . A delegafe fr.->m Mlchigan objected, as the platform carried no plndge of support to the candidate to be nominated. Ho made a motion to- that effect. A standlns vote was taken and every delegata in tho tent arose, amid great cheering. CKEERED "P.ANTHWMVr. Speaker Patterson announced the piat form unanhnoosly adopted. and said tho ni <r bnainess m brder was the presentattoii ? lential nomina tion Tl en i '? '? Introduced Al ;'-- ?' : rang outas the veteran forward to second the n Bryan. ten, amJ I feet aiten \Ir. ?' '. ;- r n) (Ve that .)-;_-. convention b? I ' u WBIlani J igsBr ? nom Inated by acclamation for :'? ddenl ot the United Stab -." WAS UNANIMOT73. As ? ranes, conventl i ?.';''''' ... ,., pattl r- i Oi D i:n: :: itlon onaolmons'. y legntes -? ttled down :' ': an the v. ' ? I " ? ' '? which was next on tho programm t. At ":ir> the convfctl ?n 'J ??-'?' - until i ??.'.?' >.-k this evening: Ex-Congressman Keliy, ot S'--;:*h Da kota. Who had l?"'r! cl.i.-niring un-' ?? ? --? fully for recoffnitlon all day. advanced t<? rtv frnnt and d nounc< I ? oairnron t .11 terson as "a ml lei ? - ? --???'?: m* There was'a Wg trproar and crfes ot -?;?! hlw Out!" and when the ehnirman ..? .:. in?l that he had trl -I to b?tt with both sides In succession, Keliy d?i ir as a falsehootl Keliy flnalry wai heard and the excitement siibsldcd. THE PLATFORM The platform adopted declaree for fre? slfver at the ratio ot 16 to i: a graduated income tax: postal savings banks; against trust-. denonncea the adrainistration "toi changing :i war for hnraanlty mt" a wat . ~. ? ??? tmperiallsm and , ,. . :. . co Ihe South Afrlean :?' | ? ;V,,rs the governmentad n?n ershto ot raihroads on a "non-partisail SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'?. NEWS LocaT. ?Oakwood Memorial Day celebrated. ?Commencement ot the Medlcal Col lege of Virginia. . ?__ ?Mr. Henry Lee Valentlna elected Kina of the Carnlval. ?Injunctlon against Paaeengn ar.c Power Company with rcference to v.mde vilie spur track. ?Soldiers have trouble with negroes. State. ?Mass-meetiog ln ChartotiesvlUa f? favorol a Conatltutlonal Convention. '?A colored boy accldentally shoots his brother near Suffolk. ?Revenue officers capture a larjre inictl still near Madlson Ruw. Va. ?The Centurv Cotton Mills Companj organized' at South Boston with *2W>.0W capital. Survt?>- oi water power to gen erate elcctrlcity. ?The pharmaciats visit Newport X?m and tako i.the battleship Keiitueky bj storzD. General. ?Bryan and Towno choice of the Pop ullsts at Sioux F-.lls ?Middle-of-the-Koadcrs nomtnat-.* Bar ker" and DonneUy _V- Crawford (D*m.>. ot North < aro HnaV unseated by House in favor oi Pearson. * ?American Tobacco Company elect officers. Foreigii. ?Boers retreat beforo Roberts" ad* vance^. __ ?Predletod ln London that Pretoria wil! have fallen itj two months. ?Battle. between Steyn and Rundle !m minenc. ?Free Stacem said to have devided to submJx to tjueen. .