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Following was the range of the ther
mometer at Th? Times office yesterday:
9 A. _L. ?0; 12 M., S6; 3 P. M.. M: 6 P. M..
7S: 0 P. at, 75; 02 3d., 70. Average tem
pcraturc, 7S.5.
VOI_.115. NO. 100.
Forecast for Thursday and Friday:
Yirginia?? Shower* and probably thun
der-smrms Thursday with wirrnor in.
southwest portion; Friday. cooler and f* r;
brisk southeriy winda.
North Carolina?Shower:< Thursday:
fair and coier Friday; brisk southerly
winds. ?,: '_? __U
Over Instructions in the
Riddick Murder Case.
Many Think Verdict Will be Murder
in First Deeree.
When tho Court Adjourned at Six
o'CIock the Lawyers Wero Still
Ai-_;uiii{r Over the Iustructions
to be Head to the Jury That
AVill Deeide Uie Fate of
Rev. J. Ii. I-iddick.
(Slaff Corrcspondcnce).
Commonwealth ha_ won a complete vic
tory in the instructions tiiat are to be read
to the jury to-morrow in the case of Rev.
ftoane Riddick, charged with the murder
of Dr. William H. Temple. Many who a
few days ago prcdicted a verdict of not
guilty on account c. insanity fear now
that, under the instructions, the jury will
tiave to convict the preacher of murder
in the first degr.c, with death as tlic pen
alty. Should this be the resuit, counsel
for the prisoner say a new trial can be
easily secured, as they regard some of the
instructions as the most erroneous ever
given to a jury in this State.
Tho jury had a day's holiday. They
??;?? nt the day lounging about under the
an lent oaks' in the court-yard or In
viewing uie rural scenery, wiiile lawyers
talked ably and eloauently to the couri.
Tiie great fight was over the instructions
with reference to what weight should be
given the testimony of tho insanity ex?
perts and the non-experts. All three of
the experts thought Ridjick crazy. or
rather. declared the person in the hypothe
lical case, insane. On the ot.ic-r hand
some thirty or forty of the prcachor's old
parishoners gave their opinion that he was
_. sane man. This auestion was ably ar
gucd by Messrs. Buford and Saunders for
Poage and Haskiris for the defence. When
the Commonwealth. and by Messrs. Davis,
?Uie court reclded this matter in favor of
the prosecution, the defence excepted- It
excepted as to every other instructlon. lt
is thought about an hour will be consumed
ln the morning in completing the instruc
lions, und then the argument before the
jury will begin. Riddick's counsel are
placed at a great disadvantage by fhe in?
structions, but they still have great hopes
of convhiclng the jury that he is insane.
Only one of two verdicts is looked for. He
will be declared not guilty on account of
Insanity, or guilty of murder in tlic lirst
degree. wtiic-h, of course, carries the d'.tUi
penalty. There are very few, if any, who
think that the verdict may be one of vol
untary manslaugbter.
The crowd in attendance upon the Rid?
dick trial was larger than on yesterday.
There was a long delay in getting down to
work. The Comanonwealth wanted to go
ahead and complete tho instructions with
ih-. privilege reseryed of putting another
witness on the sl ihd, if he should appear
ibefore the beginning of the argument.
Mr. Davis ohjected to going on any fur?
ther with instructions. until the Common?
wealth should announce that it had closed
Its case. The court announced that it
would proceed with the considerat'on of
the instructions and hear the motion to
allow another witness to testify when the
tnotion is made.
The instruciions. after giving the usual
definit"ons of murder, the burden of iiroof,
etc., say:
"If the jury beiieve t'rom the evidence
beyond a reasonyhle doubt that the pris?
oner sl-iot atul killed the d ? ?? ised In the
manner charged in the in liclment, and tha:
euch kiliing was a wilful, deliberate and
premeditated act on part of Uie prisoner,
they should ii:i? I him guiily of murder in
the first degree.
"If tlic jury beiieve from the evidence
that Riddick at the time he shot Dr. Tem
ple was actlng under provocatlon, this pro
vocation being the fonn of an improper
oxanvnation of his wife's person, made by
Dr. Temple and calculated to excite and
arouse the passion of an ordinary' man.
and that th^ .-ii >?>'? ng was done in the
iheat of pa^si.in, created by this provoca
tion and befor* there n is reasonable time
for such passion to cool and subside, then
the kiliing of Dr. Temple under such c:r
cumstances was not murder, but was' vol
untaiy mansiaughter.
"If the jury siiall believt from the evi?
dence that the accused al the lime he shot
Dr. Temple was laboring under a hxed
deluslon?that hc was commissloned or
commanded by God to klll Dr. Temple, and
that he did shoot him under t. influence
of such a delusion. whieh bi ould not
control and in obedience to a command
from'God, which lie could not res!st, then
he is not c-iminally responsibh for ihe
crime and Is entitled to be acquitted on the
ground of insanity. Tho presum ition of
law is that every' man 's s-::u "?nl i he is
proven insane. When Insanity is relled
upon as a defense, the buraU n is uj m the
prisoner io prove such insanity, (san .r.-\i
pendent fact. And to eniitli the prisoner
to an acqu 'ttal on the ground of Insanity,
the iury must beiieve from the evidence
that he was insane at tlie time of commit
ting the act charged ln the indictnient;
end it is not sufficlent thal tbe evidence
should be of such a character as to pro
duce only a douht on the mind of the jury
es to h s Insanity". but tlie evidenta must
prove such insanity to tbe satistaction of
the Iury; but it is not necessary that such
Insanity should have existed for any de
lin.t*- !t-ri:!h of time. but only that it did
f-xist at the trrae of tbe eommittihs of the
net of which the prisoner star.ds charged.
"]f upon the whole evidence the jury
____!] beiieve the accused eommltted tlie
e_rtcharged against him, but at the time of
ro doing was laboring under such a defect
of rea^on from a diseased mind. as not to
know the nature and prohable consequences
of his act, then he is not at law guilty and
the iurv must acflult him."
"The court lnstructs the jury that it
is their provinc- to determine what facts
have been .stablished by the evidence.
Even when medical or other professional
wiwesst-s have attended the whole trial,
and have heard all the testimony, de
talling the facts and clrcumstances of a
ca^s it is not the function of the medical
or other professional wifriesses to judge
of the credit of the witnesses or to deter
mine what facts have ben estabiished by
the evidence, It ls for the jury aud
the jury only to detcrmine what ?acts '
have been establis-hed by the testimony.
"The court instructs the jury that it
is for rhem to detcrmine the vaiue of
every variety of testimony, including
therein cxpert testimony; that they are
not bound to accept the oplnions of any
witnesses, whether expert or non-expert,
upon any fact as to which they testify,
and that when experts present opinions
founded upon hypothetical cases upon
personal examination made by them, or
upon both, lt Is competent for the jury
to reject such conclusions when the same,
so arrived at by the experts, do not agree
with the conclusions reached by. the jury
upon a view- of the entire evidence, ex?
pert and non-expert. Upon tho question
cf sanity the opinions of non-professional
witnesses, qualihed by observation, are
admissible. is based uon knowledge of
the prisoner's conduct and behavior, de
rived from their immediate observation.
"Persons or ordinary intelligence, ac
customed to assoelate in a business and
social way with the prisoner are quali?
fied to judge of his mental capacity, and
their opinions, if based upon facts and
cireumstances, impossible to be given in
all their details to the jury, but which
make up his daily life in its outward men?
tal and physical expression, are proper
evidence to be considered by the jury in
dctermining tlie question of the prisoner's
sanity. There is nothing in the law
which determlncs for the jury the weight
of any class of testimony, but it is for
them to draw their conclusions as to any
question of fact upon a view of the whole
body of testimony, non-expert and ex?
port, deciding for themselves where cre
dence is to bo given, and conclusions to
be accepted, they, and they only, beii
the triers of the case and they judges
of the weight of the testimony.
Where provocation is relied upon to re
duce a killlng from murder to voluntary
manslaughtcr it must appear that the
kllling was a sudden killing, upon the mc
mentary excltement and impulse of pas?
sion, upon provocation given at the time.
or so recently before as not to allow time
for rellcction. Even if a man is laborlng
under partial insanity, if hc still under
stands ihe nature and character of his act
and its consequences, and has a knowledge
that it is criminal and wrong and a men?
tal power suflicient to appiy that knowl?
edge to liis own case, and to know that
if he does the aot he will do wrong and
receive punishment. possesses withal a
will suflicient to restrain the impuiso that
maj- rise from the diseased mind, such par?
tial insanity is not suflicient to exempt
him from responsibility to the law for his
crime. When a man has suflicient mental
capacity to distinguish right from wrong
and possesses power to control the im
pulses of his mind, mere passion or frenzy
produced by angor, jealousy or other pas
sions will not excuse.
Tthe court instructs the jury that a be
lief in supposed facts which do not exist,
how-ever illegal or preposterous, is not an
insane delu.-ion. when it is founded on
facts from which a narrow, prejudiced or
bigoted mind might derive a particular
idea or belief, though they may be insuffi
elent in reality to justify it. A bolief
founded upon reason and reflection is not
an insane delusion. however absurd it may
be, but it is of the essence of an insane
delusion that it has no basls in reason,
cannot by reason be dispelled.
The test question which jurors should
put to themselves in a proceedi ng Involv
ing tho queFtion of the oxistence of an
Insane delusion is: Can any man in the
possession of his senses beiieve such a
thing? If the jury beiieve from the evi?
dence that the accused, at the time he
shot and killed Dr. Temple, was laboring
under such a defect of reason arising from
a disease of his mind. that hc did not
know that the act was wrong, or if know
ins the act to be wrong he did not have
the power of will to control or restrain
his action in that respect by reason of
such mental disease, then he was, in con
templation of law, insane, and is entitled
to be acquitted upon the ground of in?
To entitle the prisoner to an acquittal on
the ground that he committed the act
charged in the indictment under the in?
fluence of an irresistlhle impulse. tho jury
(Continued on Seventh Page.}
Desperate Man and Officer Engage
in Struggle and Assistance
Comes in Time,
Special.?After a desperate battle Consta?
ble T. S. Miller arrested at Cambria, Byrd
Wade, who has been under indictment for
two felony charges and a fugutive from
justice. After being put under arrest
Wade, who is a powerful man, resistod an
attempt to search him. and it was only
after Mr. W. M. Dunklee and a colored
man named Fisher Banks. came to the
ofBcer's assistance, that the prisoner was
After he had been gotten almost to the
jail, Wade broke ancl ran and was onlv
captured after an exciting chase, In which
many joined and Wade had been fired at,
tlie officer using the prisoner's own wean
Wade will be tried for resisting the offi?
cer and carrying coiiccaled wcapons to
morrow morning, and held on the felon_
charges until the June term. He is re
garded.as one of t'ne most de?pc-rate char
acters i:i the country.
IncludinjrThose Iiicidcnt lothe War
They Ajrsrejrate $700,729,470.
WASHINGTON, June 6.?A carefully
prepared statement on the appropriations
of the session was made to-nlght by Sen?
ator Allison, ehairman of the Senate Com?
mittee on Appropriations. and ehairman
Cannon. of the House Committee on Ap?
propriations, in accordance with the usual
custom. The statement says:
The appropriations made by the first
sessicn of the fifty-slxth Congress amount
to jTK'.Ti'.-STG. This sum includes $131,247,
3.">.">. estlmated to be on account of or inci
dent to the late war with Snain, and de
ducting it the remalnlng amount, $57S;4S2,
321, represents the ordinary appropriations
made for the support of the government
during ihis session.
Xorih Carolina Guinca'.s Canvass for
Silver LciuJej's.
WINSTON, N. C, June (I.?Special.?Mr.
Zeb. Crews, of this county, has a gulnea
<g,-- on which are plain raised Roman
letters. "W. J. B."
The fowl that laid this wonderful egg
belongs to a Mr. Redman, who Iives at
Mr. Crews'. They say it is a Bryan guinea
and egg.
Nnininaio.J by tlie Prcsidoiit.
WASHINGTON. June 6.?The President
to-day nominattd J. ?. Wal'er to be pjst
master at Burlington, N. C.
Another Gunboat Ordered
to Chinese Waters
Minister Conger Authorized to Call
for Reinforcements.
Tho British and Other Le?rations at
Pekin are Takiiijj Tliis Action and
Some Prominent Chinese Kesi
dents are Also Leayins the
Capitol ? Russian Eu
gineers Killed.
WASHINGTON, June 6.?Minister Con?
ger, at Pekin, cabled to-day that the sit?
uation was worse at Pekin, and this state?
ment. taken in connection with Admiral
Kempff's alarming cabiegram of yesterday
announcing that an engagement had be
gun, decided the State Department to
strengthen the naval force nearest the
scene of the trouble. Accordlngly a cabie?
gram was sent to Admiral Romy, at
Manila, directing him to dispatch at once
to Admiral Kempff's command the gun
boat Helena, or if that craft is not at
Manila and ready for immediate service,
then some craft of correspondingly light
draft and power.
It is intended to place at Admiral
Kempff's disposal a gunboat capable of
ascending the Pei Ho River as far up as
Tien Tsin.
The Helena was especially designed for
service in the Chinese rivers, and so is
likely to prove much more effective than
any other of tlie foreign warships which
can pass the Taku forts and reach the
sccne of trouble. She carries a battery
particularly adapted to deal with such
half-disciplinea mobs as the Boxers.
She is commanded by Commander Swin
burn, and her complement is ten officers
and one hundred and sixty-six men.
In view of the service ahead of her, it
is said that Admiral Remy will add to
this one or two companies of marines.
If the Helena leaves to-day she should
reach Taku next Sunday night or Mon?
day morning.
Secretary Ilay cabled Minister Conger,
at Pekin, an authorization to call for re?
inforcements from Admiral Kempff, and
to make such disposal ot" his naval force
as hc deems proper to protect the Ameri?
can legation and consulatesf and Ameri?
can interests generaliy.
The administration is still determincd
that the United Statcs government shall
continue on its independent course re
spectlng the Chinese situation. though
willing to go as far as possible to aid in
the restoration of peace and order in
China.. Therefore. Admiral Kempff has
not been instructed to join the naval
cbmmanders in the Pie Ho River in con
ccrted action.
Collision Between Russia and Japan
SHANGHAI, June 6.?The soidiers dis
patched to attack the Boxers have fought
an engagement quite close to Pekin. Many
were "killed on both sides.
In consequence of the representations of
Japan, the Ianding of a large Russian
force at Taku ls alleged to have been
stopped. lt is believed here that should
Russia pcrsist in sending a prepohderatlng
military force to the front a coilision with
Japan will Inevitably result.
Alarming reports are. current here of the
hurried completion of the mobilization of
Japanese fleet.
The Russian Minister to Pekin, M. De
Giei-s. has made another attempt to induce
the. Chinese Foreign Office to formany re?
quest Russian assistance to restore order,
but the offer has not yet been accepted.
Violent dissentions are reported to exist
between the Chinese commander-in-chief
of the forces, Gung Iu, and Prince Chlng
Tuan, wtio, in acco'rdance with the wishes
of tho Dowager Empress. is strongly sup
portlng the cause of the Boxers.
Tho mob who murdered the English mis
sionaries, Robinson and Norman, muti?
lated and disembowelled the bodies.
The station at Yan Tin, three miles from
Pekin, has been burned.
The British Minister, Sir Claude Mac
Donald, is reported to be quite^ill.
SoikI Their Families Away.
LONDON. June 6?0:15 P. M.?A special
from Shanghai, dated June Gth, says the
members of the majority of the legations
at Pekin, including the members of the
British Legation, are sending their fami?
lies away. lt is also said that several
prominent Chinese residents are leaving
the city.
There is an unconfirmed report that
two British cngineers have lieen mur?
dered at Yu Chow Fu, northwest of
Port Arthur, after their wives had been
T'.ie total damage done to the Chinese
railways by the Boxers is now estimated"
at $5,000,00O.
Labor Nbuniieps.
NEW YORK, June 6.?The Socialist
Labor party, in convention in this city
to-day. nominated Joseph F. Maloncy. of
Lynn, Mass., l'or President of the United
States, and Valentine Reminell, of Pitts?
burg. for Vice-President.
Joseph F. Maloney, nominated by the
Soeialist-Labor National Convention in
New York for President, is a native of
I.vnn. about fifty years of age, and for
some time has been connected with the
labor movement He is a machinist, but
five years ago bec-ame State organizer for
the SoQialist-Labor party.
Prael ically Ali Night Session,
WASHINGTON, June 6.?The sessions
of both Houses of Congress Iasted pra'c
rically all night, but lacked the exciting
scenes of former closing nights. At 2:30
o'clock this morning the Senate went into
executive session, after which a rec-ess was
taken until 10 A. M.
The House, during the. early hours of
the morning, was without a quorum until
3:39 o'clock. A recess was then taken
until S A. M.
Chlcf Thtn-imin Itcsigrns.
LYNCHBURG. VA., June 6? Special.?
Captain A'exande-r Thurman resigned to
day the positon of chief of the Lynch?
burg Fire Department, held by him for
eighteen years. He was the first chief
of the paid department.
Mr- Charles G. Kizer, chief-of-po!ice of
Norfolk, was married here to-day-to Miss
| Liliie May Wade, daughter of Air. and
Mrs. J. N. Wada, ^_.
Big Industry Falls Prey
to Flames.
The Virginia and North Carolina
Wheel Company's Plant Destroved.
Night YVatchman Discoverctl it in the
Kiin-Depaiimctit and It Quickly
Spread to Other Huilclinji-.
Millioiisof Feet ofLumbcr
Consumetl. Tlie l_lh_r
Plant Threatened.
The plant of the Virginia and North
Carolina Wheel Works, situated on the
Osborn Turnpike, near tha Chesapeake
and Ohio Railway. was completely de
stroyed by fire which broke out about 1
o'clock this morning.
The fire brightly illumined the whole of
the East End of the city, the flames leap
ing many feet in the air.
The value of the plant and stock is e_
tima.ed between S-75,000 and $300,000. There
was 600,000 feet of oak and hickory lumber
and about a million and a half of saokes
turned, and about the same number in the
blanlc There were about 600,000 rim
strips, being over 600,000 feet of lumber.
The iiisurance is about ?140,000.
At a late hour this morning it Iooked
very much as if the plant of the American
Ether Company, situated just across the
road from the Wheel Works, would also
go. Portions of the buildlngs did become
ignited, and the tiremen which had be~u
summoned from Kichmond, together with
others, and the residents of Fulton fought
hard to conquer the flames and avert a
terrible explosion, which it was feared
was threatened.
It was a few minutes past 1 o'clock
when the night-watchman discovered
flames bursting from the rim department.
He immediately gave the alarm and at
tempted to extinguish the fire with a hose
in the buiiding and fire extinguishers.
The flames, however, soon got beyond all
control and rapidly spread to other por?
tions of the buiiding which, owing to
the inflamable nature of the contents,
wasXsoon consumed, while tho llberated
flames and burniiig embers were show
ered among the huge piles of lumber in
the yards and about the buildings.
One by one these stacks of lumber be?
came great masses of charred wqod, while
the angry flames raced from buiiding to
buiiding rapidly converting them into fur
The buildings were covered with corru
gated iron, which was tirst turned to
white heat and then melted, falling with
great crashes. Hundreds of people were
gathered and it was early realized that
ithe entire piant was doomed.
Attention was then turned to the savirig
of the books, papers and office equip?
ment The majority of the books and
business papers were saved, as were sev?
eral desks.
The attention of the tire fighters was
soon turned to the American Ether
Works, which it was feared would be ig?
nited owing to the inteiise heat. Volumes
of smoke were seen issulng from the
buildings, and tnis was followed by ilame.
Another call was sent to the Richmond
Fire Department for aid, and an engine
respor.ded. The attention of the liremcn
was then directed to the saving of the
Ether Company's plant. Colonel John B.
Purcell is president of this company.
The heat from the burning buildings
and lumber was intense and made it im?
possible to go anywhere near the scene.
Huge sparks were thrown high in the
air. only to be caught by the strong wind
and carried about, becoming a source -of
constant danger. .<
As to Price of Armor?Neither the
?Senate Nor House Reached Final
Adjournment Last Night.
WASHINGTON, June 6.?When the Sen?
ate rccon-vened at 10 o'clock this morning
two or three minor bills were passed and
recess taken to await conference reports.
Mr. Hale, presented a conference report
on the naval apprbpriation bill. It was a
disagreement .upon all questions in dis
Mr. Fenrose pffered the following propo?
"That the Secretary of the Navy is
?hereby authorized to procure by contract
armor of the best quality for any or all
vesseis above referred, proyided such con?
tracts can be made at a price which, in
his judgment, is reasonable and equitable,
but in case he is unable to make con?
tracts for armor under the above condi
tions, he is hereby authorized and di?
rected to procure u site for aud to erect
thereon a factory for the manufacture
of armor, and the sum of 54,000,000 is here?
by appropriated toward the erection of
said factory."
Mr. Butler insisted that what he wanted
was a Government armor plant, and he
would be willing to pay almost any price
for armor that is needed now, provided
that the construction of an armor plant
by the Government were mannatory.
Mr. Tillman attacked the amendment.
"'The chairman of the Naval Committee
(Hale)," said he, "has declared that the
Government is being robbed and the
armor trust has a knlfe at tho Govern
ment's throat, and now it is proposed to
let them cut the Government's throat.
We are face to face with a scandal as in
famous as any in our history, second not
even to the great Credit Mouilier
scandal." .
Mr. Penrose interjected with evident
feeling: "I resent the statement that
there is any suspicion of scandal in this
or any amendment which I propose."
"I am making no pursonal allusions,''
replied Mr. Tillman; "I am siraply stating
(facts that aro indisputable. The ia
(Continued on Second Page.)
Mrs. Halsey Writes of the
Wagner Interview.
Mrs. N. V, Randolph Also Gpves Out
a Statement for Publication.
Letters From General James C. Lynch
and Mr. Knowles Cioskey to Mrs.
Halsey Embodicd in Oneto Mrs.
Kandolph?Interestins Statc
mcuts Co'ncerning the
?. Wagiier Afi'air.
Mrs. N. V. Randolph has given out for
publication the following communication
in regard to tho Confederate dead buried
at Germantown, Pa., and also furnishes
other interesting information concerning
the Wagner-Halsey controversy:
I have been requested by The Times to
give a report of the committee for mark
ing the grav--': of prison dead. This re?
port was sent to General Gordon at Uie
meeting of tho Confederato veterans at
Louisville. I do not think the report was
read or commented on, but it was em
bodied in the general reports and will be
placed in tho minutes of tho convention.
1 will state slmply what was in my report:
Three years ago at the suggestlon of a
brave Federal officer. Colonel William E.
Knauss, of Columbus, O., and appeal was
sent out to camps and chapters asking
ftowers to place on the graves of the Con?
federate dead buried at Camp Chase. This
brought to us the fact that many locali
ties, where those of our dead were buried
wouid sooh be lost.
A committee of Daughters or" tho Con?
federacy, assisted by Lee Camp and Sons
of Veterans, took the matter up. The com
mitte from the Riclimond Cbapter wrote
to Washington to the Department iinding
the places where these Confederate soi?
diers were buried. Thirty thousand lie in
unmarked graves. To four reunions wo
have sent reports. We have sent 35,000
circulars, written one thousand letters, and
responses came from forty chapters and
eight camps. Beautiful resolutions were
sent from the United Confederate Veterans
and the large amount of *900 col
lectecl. Mrs. James H. Halsey, of tho
Philadelphia Chapter, to whom it was re?
ported that -.50 were buried in the Na?
tional Cemetery at Philadelphia, with her
little band of devoted SDUthern womeii.
determined to mark this spot. They have
collected hearly $2,000. Many Northern
men, unsolieited' have contributed to this
That there wouid be any difficulty in
getting a united country to allow a mohu
ment placed over the prison dead at the
North never entered the minds of the
Daughters of the Confederacy. These
men were the fatbers ol* the
boys who fought at San Juan, and the
boys who are now dying in the Fhilipplnes
for a country, whose G. A. R. Veterans
wouid b'.ow up with dynamite a monument
to mark the graves. Are the brave Gen?
eral Wagner and his followers afraid of a
dead Confederate soldier. Tenderly, wouid
we. if we could, gather the dust of these
noble dead and lay them with their com?
rades in beautiful Hollywood, where they
wouid not frighten General Wagner. But
there Is nothing left to bring 'bacK to
the Southland, not even a handful of
diist. Women of the South, they were
your fathers and brothers and husbands;
how pitiful that they are denled re'eoeni
tion. No, they are not denied recognition
by the gallant Federal soidiers who met
thc-m face. to faoe and are not afraid of
them in death, for the letters written to
Mrs. Halsey by men of She G- A. R. will
clearlr show this.
Mrs. Halsey, as a Southern woman to
the manner born. wouid never put an of
fensive inscription on a monument to our
prison dead. As tho daughter of her
father, as tho chosen representative of her
chapter of devoted Daujchters of the Con?
federacy, she wouid honor our dead, and
the monumont will he built, and we hope
this Incident, so disgraceful to Americans,
will cause many to respond to her appeal
and raise higher than ever a monument to
the prison dead of the Southern Confed?
eracy. MRS. N. V. RANDOLPH,
Chairman of Committee U. D. C. for Mark
ing Graves of Prison Dead.
The following is a letter of Mrs. Halsey,
written last Friday, to Mrs. Randolph:
'?Daughters of the Confederacy.
"General Dabney H. Maury Chapter, Phil
"Dear Mrs. Kandolph,?I sent you by
special delivery yesterday morning a copy
of the Philadelphia Ledger, which con
tained the most accurate Interview with
me regarding the Wagner matter and the
outrageous resolutions passed by his Post,
tne EHis Post. I await with great interest
a letter from you.
"On Wednesday afternoon a reporter
from the Ledger called to ask if I had a
statement to make or wouid make one as
to my interview with General Wagner. I
said:* 'Did General Wagner tell you I had
been to Si*- him?' 'No. hut a member of
the Past did.' I then said my report had
gone to you in regard to this matter, and
you wouid make your report to the Con?
federate Veterans. Therefore, I had noth?
ing to say until I heard further from you.
The matter has aroused great interest
and feeling here, and all are waiting to
hear from the South in regard to it.
"The great point from my point of
view to be made is to emphasizc the fact
that Wagner does not voice the senti
ments of the Grand Army, and then let's
go for him and his record. The following
is a brief of a letter I have just received
from General James C. Lynch, formerly
commanding First Bribade, First Division,
Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.
written from a club in Philadelphia to me:
?' 'Dear Mrs. Halsey:?Brave men are
never revengeful. and bear no maiice to
wards those who have met them In fair
combat. Many shots passed over the'
nghting line in a great battle and wound?
ed skulkers in the rear.
" 'Unfortunately there are men in the
G. A. R- who have obtalned prominence
who were not favorably mentioned for
gallantry on the battlefield. Last week 1
marched in the ranks of Maury Camp
at Fredericksburg. touching shoulder with
one who defended Marye's Heignts on
December 13th. 'GJ, and charged witn
Pick?tt at Gettysburg in '63. My son and
his son are to-day in the Fhliippmes
fightihg for a common country and for
the flag we both love.'
'" 'The flag ol Jhe Lost Caus. ia Jurled,
but the valor of the men w'nr> fought
under it won for them imperishable fame.
" T hope the Secretary of War will
grant you permiss.on to place your stone
over the gravos of your dead heroes. As
General Wagner knows, the cowards who
threaten to , destroy it with dynamlta
could be easily caught should they exe
cute their threat.
?' 'Very truly yours.
" 'JAMES C. LVM'H.' ?
"These are the senttments that come to
me. The evening papers of yesterday do
not report me correctly, as they report me
as saylng 'We had no Idea of put tin? in
seription "n the memorial Iaudatory of
the Confederate soldiers.' Why should
we put them uiilcss we d<> give praise to
our men? Another interview says: 'Eliis
Post has kept for some time a watchful
eye upon this organization which hoids
its meetings at the residence of Mrs. Hal
"One might imagino wa were anarchlsts.
Wagner Is not even an American born,
and daring to say in those resolutions
that they bad forgiven us. Another let?
ter has just come from an officer of the
State of Pennsylvanla. T am ready to
sacrifice my life,' he says. 'for Pennsyl
vania at auy time her honor is at stake,
and even if I do with heart and soul tn
trying to assist the General Dabney H.
Maury Chapt?r in erecting a monument
in the National Cemetery in Gennan
" 'With feelings of profoundest admtra
tion for the falien heroes of the South, 1
" 'Very truly yours.
?? 'K-sowidss c_tosB___r."
"With kindest regards,
"Slncerely yours.
A Party of Consressmen to See the
3 i istni-ie Spot.
Washington Bureau, The Times.
515 Fourteenth S'.reet.
WASHINGTON. D. C. June 6.?Spe?
cial.?A distingulshed party of national
Iegislators, In charge of Representative
Wise, of Virginia, wili leave "Washlngtoh
to-morrow afternoon to inspect the Moore
house and the battlefield of Yorktown, in
Virginia, where Cornwallis signed the
papers of surrender of the British army
which ended the war of the Revolvitlon.
The object of tho trip ls to inspect tho
batlefield of Yorktown in the interest of
tho bill pendlng in Congress, introduced
by Mr. Wise, to acqulre the property for
the government and convert it into a
national park.
The memorial bridge project. which
came within an acc of becoming a law,
has be~n killed for this fcsslon. but the
Virglnians are not discouraged.
It is certain that ronewed efforts will
be made at the next session to pass the
bill. In both branehes of Congress the
sentlment for the bridge is overwhelmlng.
The only obstacle to the proposition at
this time was the anxiety of the Republi?
can leaders not to add to the enormous
expenditures already authorized by this
Rev. Rd^ar -_evy Will Open the Kc
publiean National Convention.
PHLLADEL-PHIA, June fi.-Tae Rev.
Edgar I_evy, D. D., of this city, received
offieial mtirication to-day of his selection
as chapl_in to the Xational Republican
Convention. He was chaplain to the Fre
mont Convention of 1S.',6, hold in this city.
The Government ForcfS IJarily Houted
After :? !.<?!>?_ Fiuht.
CARACAS. V__NE_nj____A. June 6.?A
dispatch from! KSucuta, Department of
Santander, Venezuela. says that after
thirten days of fighting the Columbian
revolutionists have routed the govern?
ment forces near Bucaramanga. captur
I ing a number of prisoners, including Gen
i eral Penasolana.
Conventions in JVlissouri and Indiana
Reaffirm Allegiance !to the
Chicago Platform.
KANSAS CITY. MO.. June 6.?For Gov?
ernor?Alexander M. Dockery, of Galitln.
Lieutenant Governor?John A. Lee, of
St. Louis.
Secretary of State?S. B. Cook, cf Mexico.
State Auditor?Albert O. Allen, of New
Attomey-General?E. C Crow, of Webb
State Treasurer?R. X*. Wiihan.s, oi
Railway and Warehouse CommU-.cier-?
Joseph He'rrtngton, of Jeff-.-s. . C:ty
Presidentlal Elecurs at Larg??James A.
Reed, of Kansas City, aul William A.
Rorhwell, of Moberly.
Th-j Demoerats of Mi.s.v-rj. in State c.n
vention to-day. adopted a platf,rni and
named a full State ticket. They were in
session from 9:20 ln the morning until S:30
in the evening, declining to take a recess
until their work had been completed.
The work of the Credt-ntials Committee
favor a victory for the anti-machine ele
Tho platform reaffirms allegiance to the
Chicago platform of 1896, partlcularly sr.e
clfying 15 to 1; endorses Bryan. denouaces
t-rtists, and declares emphatieilly ag-inst
The platform continues:
"With r??newed faith in the ab-.lity. pa.
triotism and courage of the Hon. W. J.
Bryan, and believing him to be the
greatest exponent of the principles for
which the Democratic party stands, and
satlsfied that power would not blind or
dazzle him to the duties which we owe
the people."
Indiana Democrats.
Governor?John XV. Kern. Indianapolis.
Lieutenant-Governor?John C. Lawier,
Secretary of State?Adam llelmberger,
New Albany.
State Auditor?John XV. Minor, Ir.dian
State Treasurer?Jcrome Herff. Peru.
Attorney-General?C. P. Drummond,
Plymouth; and other State officers.
belegates-at-Large?Samuc-t E. Morse,
Indianapolis; Hugh M. Dougherty, Bluff -
ton; James Murdock. Lafayette; George
B. Menzies, Mount V.rnon.
Electors-at-Large?Allen Zollers, It'ort
Wayne: Nicholas Corbett. Versailies.
The differences and conflict of oplnlons
which, on the eve of the Democratic State
Convention threatened to disrtip: the de
Hberations and precipitate a. warm d:s
cussion, were settled in the varfous com?
mittees. and the convention to-day was
strlnkingly harmonious from beginning
to end.
Except for Lieutenant-Governor and At
torney-General, the nominations were
.^Continued on-S-venth Pas_4
Will Begin the Hearing ol
Evidence To-Day.
Every Step in the Case the Lawyers
Will Contest
Some of Miss Turner's Friends Thiiik.
Their Use iu Ewideuce"Will Prove
of Benefli to Oer? Gilflsan
Visited bj ftlanj?C'onsid
crublo Xrottbto Bet'ore
Sceuring Jury,
June S.?Special.?There was rapid progress
in tae prcllmlnaries to the Gilligan mur?
der trial to-day. When adjouenment was
l>ad at 0 o'clock tho jury had been swurn.
and evidence wiil bc started on to-morrow
morning. There is no way to say how- long
the case will last. It wiil probably occupy
the court for at least a week or een days,
and the lawyers mean to light every lach.
of ground. It promises to bo oue of tha
most interesting murder trials tha State
has ever known.
I have heard taa"- ii Is almost ctrtain
that the mueh-talked-of tove-letters will
be introduced a- tha evtdencc; Some
friends of Miss Turnt r beiieve it botter
for her sake to k-t the letters be made
pubiic. They think ihe general Impressloii
as t.> their contents is w irae than the let
tt :-j themselves.
At 10 o'clock .there were only a few per
sons sitting about under the trees, and
their heads were frettuently turned down
the road over which Mis- Tumet waa to
There was much speculation as to the
probablllty of the trial going on. Saweral
bets nf dgars wc:-.- iiuul-. even rive cents
wouid be gone in: i. When Mrs. Susie
Batten, the prisoner's sister and the wit?
ness on whose account a conttnuance tras
had yesterday, arrived ir >m Smithrleld,
the trial stock went a;>. When a doctor
siud Tom Howle, another witness was
better, it w^is generaliy thought that no
further postponeroent woold b<< had.
While waiting for proeeedlngs to begin.
the venerable Judge Atkif-son sxo*d bv
the clerKs office and purrert a c;s_r. as
friends with a smlle and took his .. i.;
tomed seat.
Gilligan said h~ had rested well lasf
night. His breakfast consisted ot' young
shoat. liver. biscuit, wafltes and coflee,
Gilllgan paced back and forth ln hia celt.
woiild not come till to-morrow. Colonel
Boykin understood that the lady atayed
home by agreement with Judge Hinton.
Judge Hinton said it was a mistake. Mr.
Ed wards said she spoke aboiC it. but ha
did not tell her posltively.
Dr. Turner waa called. He said Miss
Bagwell told him that the Judge safd it
was not necessary for her to come to-day.
Judge H'mton said b ? did not recollect
evcrything said. At 11:30 '""olonel Boykin
said the Commonwealth was ready. and
Ed wards said his side was ready. Colom?!
Baker demurred to the lndi?tment. Th*
demurrer was overruled. and ? ? :eptlonS
were not^ dt.
The talesmen were called, ahd Colonel
Baker moved to q-aash the veaire. Tha
motion was overruled. and exceptjona
were again noted. Clerk N. I-'. Young
read the Indictment, whii.- Gilllgan stood
up. Gilligan w.itched' the Clerk's face.
The indictment charged that C. B. Turner
was killed. by a load of gun-shot in tin
rijrht side of the neck, and th_t G-Uligan
had tired th-: gun felonlously, wllfully,
and with malice aforethought
Gllligan very dlstinctly entered a plea
of not gulity. Tho jurors were called, one
at a time, CoL Boykin e_-mining them for
the State.
A venire of si.xteen t ilesmen was called
and entered the box. The work >,* gettSng
competent jurors progressed well. W I
Stagg was rejacted because ha r?ques:ed
it. He was a particular friend of tlie de
( Continued on Seven th Page.)
?Interesting letters and reports ln re?
gard to the Wagnor-Halsej controveray.
?Several marna^es of Interest.
?Seven prisoners escape Ch-at_r_?Id
conr.tv jail.
?King Carlo, the Wild West man, ii
free again.
?Plumbers still ou a strike.
?Successful test of the torpedo-boal
Stockton's engines.
?Gilligan jury selected, and evidence
will b? taken to-day.
?instructions to Riddick jury prove
Commonwealth vlctory,
?Marines at Portsmouth taken sick.
?Silver service presented t.i b.ittleship
?Fierce battle with 'i- sp) rate m -.:-..
?fr'armville commeneernent exorcises.
?Neither Senate nor House adjourned
yesterday. . ,
?Agreements rcached un many disputet
?Secretary of Navy given carte bianch?
as to price "of armor plate.
?Bryan endorsed by coavenUons m nv?
_ ureign.
?Chinese situation grOWS worse. An
other gunboat. carrying marines. dis*
patched to the scene.
?Ooloinblan Government troops routea
bv revolutUmists.
'?Roberts cables account of entry into
Wheeler Will bo Ketired.
WASHINGTON, Juno 6.?It U ?5aid at
the War Department tl^at General
Wheeler will be given no military asslsn
ment under his commlsiion aa brigadlar
general of regulai-- but that h* wiil be
-placed on the rettxed li?t w__ui tho _-wi
few day a.

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