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The thermometer ranp?d as follows at
Th?? Times oiliee vesUT.i.-iy: !) ?. M?, 80;
12 M.. S4; 2 I*. il., SI; 6 P. M?, XI; 3 P. ??.,
77; 12 M., 70. Average temperature, 73 2-G.
VOL.115. NO. 104.
Forecast for Tuesday and Wednesdayi
Virsrinla?Fair Tuesday with cooler la
central and western portions; Wednesday?
fair; westerly winds.
?forth Carolina?Shower? Tuesday and
probably Wednesday; light to fresh
easterly winds. ?
Positive Proof That
Chames Were Untrue.
Giliigan's Counsel Doubt He Made
Only Two More .Vit liesses Which Could
Bo Heard Later, but the Defense
Was Not Ready, and I.cluscd
to Co on Until the Prosecu?
tion Was Through Witt
Its Testimony.
June 11.?Special.?Tile State's evidence in
the Gilligan murder trial is nearly all in.
Wlien court adjourned this afternoon all
tiie witnesses had given their testimony
except two ladies, who were not present
and to get whom? a rule will be issued.
Tiie defence had not expected that tlie
Commonwealth wouid iinish so soon, and
they did not want to begin their testimony.
The feature of to-day's sessions was the
iiitreKiuction of eminent expert testimony
exonerating the character of Miss S.
Isoibelle Turner.
Tae aid of Dr. Landon B. Edwards and
Dr. Jacob Michaux liad on the occasion
of a visit of Miss Turner to this city in
company with her mother and Dr. W. D.
Turner, had been sought to establish by
positive means the falsity of the terrible
charges against her character.
Dr. Michaux assisted Dr. Edwards on the
occasion and these two eminent physicians
swore positively on the stand to-day that
tier chastity was abiolu?e and perfect
The defence fought the introduction of
tlie evidence, and ?Jiie attorney doubted
that Gilligan made the confession implicat?
ing Miss Turner's honor.
Sheriff Robert A. Edwards says he is
keeping a small guard about the court?
house square at night as a precaution. .
Half a dozen men are here a: night to see
that no barm comes to Gill ? tn from his
enemies and no reiief from his friends.
Sheriff Edwards, when further question?
ed, said: "There was not a sign of de?
monstration either Sa ird y or Sunday
nights and I do not ;.; .-: :.? a I .my danger
Dr. W. D. Tur::-r. ? of the fair
Isabelle, says one-or m ?:-._? men have come
to him avid offered to Co certain things.
He pleaded with them to do nothing, but
ht the accused bo e an ilutely fair
trial. He says he (Dr. Turner) has
friends who would ; r ??.? : the prisoner
from violence, shouii the opportunity
occur, "nothing beyond th?.- bounds of an
impartial legal trial is seriously thought
of. The jurors took their seats this
morning before any other court attend?
ants arrived. They looked refreshed
from their period of Sunday's rest.
Sheriff Edwards brought court tu order
at 10:35 and a few? minutes later Gilli?
gan was brought in. He- looked well. He
had just been shaved.
The attorneys were called from the
door. and things soon took on their usual
i^ork-:i-.iay aspect. The court-house in
the morning was comfortably tilled, but
not so packed as Saturday afternoon.
?More seats have been provided for the
Colonel Boykin got up and announced
that, in pursuance of a question pending
Saturday ufle-rnoon, which would require '
discussion, he sugge-sted the jury had best
go out. They went.
MR. AND Miti-. ?G ? NEIL
The court stenographer read from Sat?
urday's record, and Colonel Boykin maile
argument in resistance of the admission
of the evidence alluded to. He said
whether Mrs. Turner loved or hated her
husband was not pertinent to the trial
of this case. The jury must decide on
the guilt or innocence of the prisoner?
not family relations nor the personal feel?
ings existing between Mr. Turner and
Mr. Croker, at whose home he was sup?
posed to be on the night of the killing
Colonel Boykin read the law. He said
witnesse-s could not be examined on col?
lateral matter for tlie purpose of contra?
dicting them by other witnesses.
"Think of the danger of introducing a
muitiplicity of collateral."
He spoke feelingly of the privacy of
marital relations, which may sometimes
be slightly jarred by friction. Mr.
Edwards argued for consistency. He
said it was not fair to introduce collateral
evidence for Virginia, ami not accept
collateral evidence for the prisoner.
Edwards said Mrs. Turner had told of
her tender relations with her husband
and the. prisoner ought to have the op?
portunity to contradict her. Mrs. Tur?
ner, counsel said, testified that her rela?
tions with the deceased were of the teii
?erest character. Sho called him endear?
ing names and rarely addressed him
by his first name iu twenty-four years
at married life.
Edwards waited an opportunity to show
hostility. IU- said "We might?I don't
say that we could?show that Mrs. Tur?
ner was implicated."
Judge Hinton argued for the admissi
bllity of evidence. He claimed the pros?
ecution had reversed the order of proof
und had not first proven the corpus de?
licti. "But we don't deny that; we ad?
mit the defendant was compelled to
shoot the deceased." The speaker want?
ed to prove Mrs. Turner knew of the
killing and wanted to protect Isabeile.
Judge Hinton said he doubted the con
feaslon as relr.ted by Sheriff Ben. Ed?
wards. He said:
"Why introduce this horrid, wretched,
nasty confession. The prosecution had
nothing else. Their case was slipping
away from them."
Mr. Holland got up and made a strong.
biting, snre-astlc statement which he de?
livered forcibly.
Mr. Holland referred to scandal and
murder and asked tiie court to esclude?
rne evidence concerning the private lives
of Mr. Turner and his wife.
Mr. Holland said: "I am glad Mrs. Tur?
ner had the heart to kis? her husband's
hand out there? as he lay dead on that
cold, snowy night?I am glad even if it
were a hypocritical tear."
Judge Atkinson ruled that the evidence
was not only collateral but irrelevant.
Exceptions were noted.
Edwards wanted th? jury to hear a ques?
tion regarding Mr. and Mrs. Turner's
private life.
Holland??'_-'_ bad princip!et wrong in
law, wrong in morals and wrong in evory
tning else."
Edwards?"Then you have been wrong
ever since you practiced law."
The Question was not asked before the
Mr. Edwards wanted to ask Mrs. Tur?
ner another question. It will be allowed
doctors testify.
Colonel Boykin aske<l that Dr. Jacob
Michaux and Dr. Landon &. Edwards be
called. Dr. Edwards was sworn and said
he was chairman of the Faculty of the
University College of Medicine, a" member
of the State Board of Health and secre?
tary of the Virginia Medical Society.
Dr. Edwards was asked if he had ever
professionally examined Miss Isabelle
Judge Hinton objected, cialmlng it was
collateral and the jury was again sent
Colonel Boykin made a very brilliant
speech. He said that they wanted to
brand as false the confession of A. C. GI1
ligan, implicating the honor of Miss Isabelle
Turner, and brought down two learned
gentlemen, who had made an examina?
tion to prove her chastity. Judge Hinton
argued against the admission of the evi?
dence. He thought Gilligan never made
a confession. The court decided to admit
the testimony.
Dr. Edwards said he bad been requested
to make an examination. Miss Turner
not only requested it, but demanded it.
Her cousin. Dr. W. D. Turner was pres?
ent. Dr. Michaux was called in to assist.
The physicians found the charges
against her false.
Dr. Michaux, of the University College
of Medicine, former President of the State
Medical Society and former ?member of
the State Examning Board, corroborated
Dr. Edwards.
Judge Hinton did not cross-examine eith?
er experts. He said the defense was will?
ing to admit that Miss Turner was as
chaste as the snow. He does not believe
Gilligan confessed, he says.
The defense noted exceptions to all the
questions and answers. They spoke of
calling Mrs. Turner, but it was growing
late and an adjournment was had for
The afternoon crowd was smaller. The
court came to order at 2:30, and the jury
was polled five minutes later.
Mrs. Agnes L. Turner was called. Mr.
Edwards got the court's permission to
consult with his colleagues on the outside.
Mrs. Turner came, in deep black and
heavily veiled. She was accompanied by
Mr. James Turner, of Richmond.
Mr. Edwards?"Please state whether you
stated the day after the killing you said
at home in the presence of Mrs. W. E.
Howie and Miss Edna Bagwell that you
and your dear husband sat there, your
home, with a gun on his lap afraid to
speak out of a whisper, expecting to see ?
Nkk come out of some secreted corner?"
Witness (emphatically)?"I did not." ?
The witness was asked about a conver- ,
salion with Mr. Smith in reference to her
daughter and Nick Gilligan. She denied
that she had the conversation asked about,
and said she was never in Mr. Smith's
ofllce in her life.
Counsel for the defense may attempt to
rebul some of Mrs. Turner's statements.
J. E. Turner was called, but did not re?
Ned Smith, Jr., eleven years old. of Nor?
folk, was sworn. He was examined as to
his competency, and aswered promtly re?
garding his knowledge of an oath.
Witness said he spent part of last Christ?
mas with Aunt Agnes (Mrs. Turner). He
left Mrs. Turner's the afternoon of the
killing. Witness went to Bacon's Castle
with Isahelle Tuesday before the killing.
The performance had begun. He was
with Isabelle and Aunt Agnes most all the
time. He had hold of Isahelle's hand when
she was going to a dressing-room in a
storehouse. He says no man spoke to Isa?
belle and she spoke to no one.
Aunt Agnes was a little ahead of them.
He saw Isabelle a great deal that day, and
rode away with her.
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
The Mayor Issues a Proclamation
Prohibiting the Gathering" of
Crowds In the City.
ST. LOl'IS, June 10.?The day just end?
ed has been one of the most eventful and
bloody since the great strike on the St.
Louis Transit lines began, more than a
month ago. There were numerous en?
counters between strikers and other in?
dividuals and the constituted authori?
ties, resulting ir three deaths and the
wounding vi :?v- or more persons most?
ly strikers, -one of the latter ? ill die.
ST. LOUIS, MO., June 11.?Yesterday's
scenes of riot and bloodshed were follow?
ed to-day by comparative quiet. Last
night's riot was the all-absorbing topic,
the general opinion being that the depu?
ties had' done their full duty, although
there was much regret that life had been
sacrificed in the affair. The strikers
and their sympathizers, however, claim
that the men had been shot down in cold
The Transit Company announced to-day
that cars would be operated until mid?
night to-night on most of the lines. Up
to 10 o'clock no disturbances had been
recorded by the chief-of-police.
In answer to a letter directed by Chief
of-Police Campbell to Mayor Ziegenhein,
a proclamation was ?sued by the latter,
directing that all persons in the city of
St .Louis refrain from gathering in num
hers on the public streets or in public
places; that all persons, particularly wo?
men and children , remain in doors as
much as possible, until the present situ?
ation Is relieved; that jeering or abusive
language or language calculated to pro?
voke a breach of the peace be not in?
dulged in.
And all persons are especially warned
against the discharge within the city
limits of firearms of any kind or discrip
tlon an,d against the firing and exploding
of bombs, torpedoes, firecrackers or any
species of fireworks.
All minors found out of doors between
one hour after sunset and one hour be?
fore sunset are subject to imprisonment.
President Hury B. Hawes, of the Police
Board, said to-night that the Mayor's
proclamation would be rigidly enforced.
A Now Lutine.
A public meeting of the Odd-Fellows
will be held in the ledge-room of Friend?
ship Lodge. No. 10, I. O. O. F., this eve?
ning at 3:30 o'ciock. The charter list for
the purpose ?? organizing a new lodge of
the Order will be opened for those who
wish to connect themselves with this
great Brotherhood.
Major A. R. Courtney. Past Grand Mas?
ter: John W. Fergusson, Grand Treasurer:
T. Wiley Davis. Grand Secretary, and
several other prominent members of the
Order will address the meeting on the
aims and objects of the fraternity:
All persons desiring to unite with the
Order are cordially, invited to he present
at this meeting. ?" -?,
Formal Opening of the
College Commencement
Joint Celebration of the Mu Sigma
Rho and Philoloaian Last Night.
Baccalaureate Address Was Delivered
by Dr. S. H. Greene, of Columbia
University, Washington, and the
Commencement Orator Will
he Prof, Nicholas Murray
Butler, of New York.
Commencement week at Richmond Col?
lege was inaugurated Sunday when the
baccalaureate discourse was delivered by
Dr. S. H. Greene, the acting president of
Columbian University. "Washington. Last
night tbe joint celebration of tho Mu
Sigma Rho and Philologian Literary So-'
cieties was held in the chapel hall. This
evening the exercises of the graduating
class take place, and at 4 o'clock to-mor?
row the unveiling oxercisis of tiie memo?
rial tablets in Memorial Hall will take
place, and at 6:30 o'clock the Alumni So
cletv's banquet will be given at the Jef?
ferson. The commencement exercises
proper will take place Thursday. The
orator on this occasion will be Prof. Nich?
olas Murray Butler, of Columbia Univer?
sity, New York city.
Services were not held in the various
Baptist churches of the city Sunday eve?
ning owing to the delivery of the bacca?
laureate address to the graduating class
of the college by Dr. S. H. Greene, the
services being Iield in the Assembly Hall
of the college.
The sermon was brief, simple,
evangelical and eloquent, and the great
audience listened with unbroken atten?
tion. The interest in the exercises was
greatly enhanced by tha excellent music
rendered by the Second Baptist church
Dr. W. R. L. Smith, of the Second
church, invoked divine blessing, and the
Scriptures were read by Drs. George
Cooper and J. B. Hawthorne. After the
opening prayer, delivered by Dr. R. II.
Pitt, President Boatwright introduced tho
Before beginning the sermon Dr. Greene
offered the College Faculty and trustees
a most cordial greeting from the Colum?
bian University. The text was a passago
from the book of Proverbs: "The fear
of the Lord' is the beginning of wisdom."
Dr. Greene congratulated the graduates
on the completion of their long course of
study, and spoke on the life that lay be?
fore them,?
The benediction was pronounced by Rev.
Dr. R. J. Wllllrigham.
The .exercises last night were of an ex?
ceedingly interesting character and were
enjoyed by a large crowd.
Rov. Dr. John Pollard opened the ex?
ercises with prayer, and the salutatory
was delivered by Mr. Josiah Moses, of tho
Mu Sigma Rho Society. The orator of
the Philologian Society was Mr. W. M.
Crumpler, whose subject was "American
Liberty." "College Life" was the sub?
ject of the oration delivered by Mr. J.
Day Lee, of the Mu Sigma Rho Society.
The medals were then presented to the
successful contestants of the two socie?
ties by Rev. Dr. J. B. Hawthorne and
Rev. Dr. J. Calvin Stewart, The winners
Joint orator's medal?T. R. S."Lanford
Joint writer's medal?Lewis L. Jen?
nings (Mu Sigma Rho).
Best debater's medal?Fred". W. Moore
(Mu Sigma Rho), and J. iW. Commack
Improvement medal?L. M. Riter (Mu
Siirma Rtio), and O. W. Anderton (Philo?
The valedictory was delivered' by Mr.
S. M. Sa well, of the 'Philologian Society.
After the exex-cises an informal dance
was given.
The committee having the exercises in
charge were: Messrs. C. H. Dunaway,
chairman; R. E. Prince, E. Barksdale,
?\". J. Pack and ?. W. Tabb
The following is a list of the students
who have passed successful examinations
in those branches in which standing has
been determined:
School of Chemistry (Incomplete)?Dis?
tinction at intermediate examination:
Junior Class?J. Vf. Durham, J. W. Har?
rison, Jr., R. E. Prince, A. C. Harlowe.
Senior Class?George Cooper, Jr., J. S.
Distinction at intermediate and final ex?
Junior Class?E. A. Armistead, T. T. Be?
lote, P. P. Deamcs, Louise D. -Hardesty,
J. L. Hart, W. E. Lowe, W. R. Owen, C.
S. Pitt, Catherine P. Quarles, Julian S.
Rowls, Bertha B. Williams, A. T. Wood?
ward, -A A. Yoder.
Graduates?J. E. Hicks, A. T. King..H.
C. Leonard, P. H. Myers. S. F. Pollard, G.
M. Schwarzchild, J. W. Shepard.
Junior Physics?Distinguished, final?J.
S. Downing. D. W. Ellyson.
Proficients?B. B. Abbott, E. L. Allen,
H. G. Bland?n, W. T. Boatwright, D. L.
Boyd. J. G. Broaddus, W. P. Clark, A. C.
Harlowe, G. B. Ish, H. L. MeBain, T. V.
McCaul. P. Pemberton, F. F. Pollard, J.
C. Quarles, L. Si. Ritter, H. C. Ruffin, G.
M. Schwarzchild. J. P. Scruggs, W. M.
Seav, T. B. E. Spencer, I. J. Straus, W. W.
Trader. W. H. Willis.
Mathematics?Intermediate Class; aver?
age of SO and over?Baskerviile, Boyd,
Bland?n, Dunaway. Durham. Frazer, Miss
Hardesty, McConnell, Pemberton", Miss
Quarles, Spencer, ?Taylor, Swartzwant.
Passed Intermediate Only?Sheppard
Junior Class?SO and over?Bower. Cox,
Clark, Ish. Leafe, Moncure, Miss Pilcher,
Quarks, Simmons, Terrell.
Passed Intermediate Only?Belote, M. H.
?Belote. F. F. BiUekopf, Downing, Eggles?
ton, Frazer, S. D. Fogg. MeCaull, Mose,
ley. Pond, Powell. H. P. Ritter, Ruffin,
Sowers. Sydnor. J. E. Oliver.
Sub-Junior?SO and ov?r?"Rovro". Hfoks,
Holland. Jennings, E. T. Smith, Sublett.
Passsd intermediate Only?Perdue, Sta?
ples. T. W. Smith. Sutherland.
Passed Final Only?Derrieux.
Literature?Intermediate?Deerson, iMiss
Henning, Johnson. Massie, C. H. Poch,
Sowers, H. M. Taylor.
Final examinations?Schoen.
Both examinations?Allen. Armistead
?Bellekopf, Boatwright, Broaddus, Com?
mach, Colllngham, ??Cox, Frazer, Hlrsh,
(Continued on. Second. Page.J ?
Roberts' Communications
Cut by Strong Force.
Five Hundred British Taken Prison?
ers by the Boers
HeFought a Successful Battle Forchi}
the Boers to lletiro from Their Po?
sition by the Use of His Artil?
lery Which was Beauti?
fully Handled ? Sur?
render Arms.
LONDON, Jmie 12.-3 A. M.-1'itty
thousand British troops are within hait a
hundred miles of the maurading Boers
north of Kroonst?rtt and they are expect?
ed, of course, to make short work of them.
Nevertheless, outside of tlie slender War
Office telegrams, none knows what is _o
Boer telegrams assert that die British
have been defeated with extreme loss at
Donkerspoort In the southern extremity of
the Free State, or Orange River Colony,
ten miles from Norvalsnont.
The Boers still cling to Laing's Nek,
but General Buller's forces are still work?
ing far around in that direction.
LONDON. June 11.?Lieutenant Sir
Frederick Forestier Walker, in command
of the lines of communication in South
Africa, reports that in the dis?
aster to the troops June 7th, at Roodeval,
where the Boers cut Lord Roberts' line
of communication, the fourth battalion of
the Derbyshire regiment were all killed,
wounded and made prisoners except six
enlisted men. Two officers and fifteen
men were killed and five otlicers and sev?
enty-two wounded, many of them se?
verely. The Boers returned the wounded
to the British.
The officers killed were Lieutenant Col?
onel Douglas, and Lieutenant Hawley. The
wounded include Colonel Wilkinson and
Lieutenant Blanchard, of the Canadian In?
fantry. It is inferred that the Boers cap?
tured over 500 men and ias late as June
10th held positions cutting 0ff the Brit?
ish force north of Kroonstadt from rein?
Another despatch . from General For
estier-Walker says General Methuen was
fighting within ten miles of Heilbron on
June 6th. The news that the shutting off
ef Lord Roberts' communication with the
outer world was accompanied by such a
serious loss that it came "like a bolt from
a comparatively clear sky. In London un?
til the news came, it was thought that
the destruction of the railroad was ac?
complished by Free Staters, who were
avoiding rather than annihilating the
British detachments stationed at the point
attacked. .
The 'Boers appear to be- in sufficient
strength to completely separate all the
British forces north and south of a
line stretching some fifty miles between
Roodeval and Heilbron. To-day's dispatch?
es reveal the situation as far more se?
rious than any one imagined. The min?
isterial caucus at Cape Town has re?
sulted unfavorably to Premier Schreiner,
only ten supporting him, and Mr.
Schreiner has given notice of his ir.ten
tion to resign.
Reports from Maseru. Basutoland. June
0th, say the Boers around Fieksburg re?
fuse to surrender and severe fighting is
expected, though a despatch of June Sth
from Hammonla, which is only a few
miles from Ficksbursr. says the Situation
in the southeast corner of the Orange
River Colony is unchanged, that General
Rundle has received the Boer delegates
sent to negotiate peace terms, and=that
the result of the negotiations is not
Bullet? En;rn?res Them Successfully
With Small Loss.
LONDON, June 11?10:30 A. 31.? The fol?
lowing report from General Buller has
been issued by the War Office:
11.?Tiie force concentrated on the Klin
river at its junction with the Gansvalei
last night. We anticipated at that defile
a force of the enemy about 2.1O?) strong,
who had, I think, intended to occupy it,
and he retired as soon as our heavy guns
opened, which were very smartly brought
into action by Major May, of the Royal
Artillery, and Captain Jones, of the Royal
Navy. The South African Light Horse
and the Second Cavalry Brigade were
smartly engaged while covering our left
flank. Our casualties are about six
killed and seven wounded."
Boers Surrender Their Arms.
VENTERS DORP, June 11.?Two hun?
dred and fifty Boers have surrendered to
?General Hunter, and the remainder /In
this district have promised to give up
their arms.
The Gold Democrats Will Await the
Adoption of Platforms bv the
Two Old Patties.
NEW YORK, June 11.?George Foster
Peabody, president of the National Com?
mittee of the gold Democrats, made the
following statement regareling the meet?
ing ? of the gold Democrats in Philadel?
"The question of a third ticket must
stand in abeyance until after the two
conventions have been held anel the plat?
forms of the Republican and Democratic
parties definitely announced. For this
reason the meeting_of the National Com?
mittee, which Secretary John P. Frenzel,
of Indiana, has been authorized to call
was set'for July 25th. Whether a third
candidate will be run depends upon
whether the constituencies represented
by the various delegates regard it as ex?
pedient or not. If th? committee does
not call the convention, the party plat?
form wi'I ba the same as that represented
by Palmer and Buckner, four years ago,
except that the imperialistic issue will
I plajr an, important part._._V
More Marines Ordered
from Manila in Haste.
The International Forces Expected to
Reach There To-Dav
She is Said to Have {Taken Befuge
With the Russian Legation in
Pekin ? Missiomiries Waiting
Anxiously for Guards to
Eseurt Them to the
LONDON. June 12.?3 A. M?The last
message out of Pekin to reach London is
as follows:
"General Hung, a Mohammandent, ex?
tremely hostile to foreigners arrived here
this morning and had a long audience with
Prince Than, father of the heir presumative
who is seemingly friendly to the Boxers.
Prince Tuan has been appointed chief of
the foreign office, over Prince Chin, who
is more friendly toward the foreigners.
More massacres of Christians are re?
Shanghai, under yesterday date, cables
that there has been street fighting in Pekin
?lnce Saturday afternopn. All British
missionaries will probably be ordered to
tho treaty pnrts.
The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph, In a dispatch dated yesterday
at 1:40 P. M.. says:
-Reports from the Yun Nan Fu district
say that the French Minister has tele?
graphed that a crisis is imminent, and
that he is advising all foreigners to evacu?
ate Yun Nan."
"All the telegrams indicate that the sit?
uation has not improved. On the contrary
the disorder has spread from the neigh?
borhood of Pekin to the capital, which is
growing turbulent. Two thousanel inter?
national troops are approaching the city,
and the advance guard is due to arrive
to-day (Tuesday).
"The United States, according to a dis?
patch from Copenhagen, have given
'hearty adhesion' to a scheme.? for a Euro?
pean demonstration."
Kcuiy Ordered to Dispatch them With
All Haste.
WASHINGTON, June 11.?The Navy De?
partment has received the following cable?
gram from Admiral Kempft:
"Tong Ku, Juno 11.
"Secretary Navy?In case of ail commu?
nication Pekin cut, not able go alone:, if
other nations go will join to relieve Amer?
icans pending instructions. Situation seri?
ous. Battalion of mariens from Manila
has been urgently required. Answer.
(Signed) "KEMPFF."
Upon receipt of above, Secretary Long
sent the following:
?'Navy Department. June 11.
"Remey, Manila?Send by Solace imme?
diately all dispatch to Kempff one tiiin
dred marines, arranging, if practical, that
after landing Solace shall continue home?
ward voyage as previously ordered.
(Signed) "LONG."
The following undated dispatch has been
received at Jjie Navy Department:
?'Forces landed by diff?rent nations.
Opening communication to Pekin; Ameri?
cans joined.
(Signed) "KEMPFF."
Admiral Kempff also reports the arrival
of the Monocacy at Taku.
Minister Conger was heard from again
this morning to the effect that the Pao
Ting Fu missionaries are safe up to the
present: that the Chinese government has
sent troops there and promises ample pro?
tection to the mission, though it is not
thought that this protection wil! insure
permanent safety. According to Mr. Con?
ger, it is impossible at this moment to
send any foreign forces from Pekin to Pao
Ting Fu.
Mr. Conger's doubt as te the permanency
of the Chinese ability to protect the mis?
sions is in line with his previous expres?
sions of opinions, indicating a belief in his
mind that the few Chinese generals, who
are disposed to protect the foreigners, are
to be overcome by the element at Chinese
court which is favorable to the Boxers.
The attitude of the United States respect?
ing the Boxer troubles having been misre?
presented in certain papers, it can be
stated authoritatively that up to this point
not the first step has been taken toward
sending any troops from Gene-ral MacAr
thur's army in the Philippines to China.
It was decided last week tliat none of the
troops could be snared, if wanted, and that
none would be snared, even if they could
be, for such a purpose in the present as?
pect of the Chinese trouble.
Mr. Conger asked for further instruc?
tions, and was directed to proceeed with
energy in the protection of the American
legation, and the lives of the American
citizens in China. He was warned," how?
ever, not to be a party to any alliance or
commission of groups of powers. He was
to act independently whenever this was
practical, although he was not forbidden
to take concurrent xaction with other dilo
mats representatives. He was to do noth?
ing to commit the United States in its
future action. The traditional policy of
the United States in this respect was to
be rigidly observed.
?Missionaries Preparing to Flee to the
LONDON, June H.?A special dispatch
to the Associated Press from Pekin, under
date of June 9th, says:
"The situation is growing steadily more
alarming. The missionary compounds were
all abandoned yesterday evening. Forty
American and English missionaries are
gathered at the American Methodist Mis?
sion, surrounded by 30O native pupils,
whom it was impossible to send to their
homes. They are awaiting, with a few re?
volvers and guarded by ten American ma?
rines, for reinforcements to take them
to the coast.'
"A missionary, who has returned from
the country to the East, says the popu?
lace are asserting that they must have a
new emperor."
Tho International Troops Will Reach
Pek?n To-Day.
TIEN TSIN, June 11.?The captain in
charge o? the British defensas h?re? com
mandered a tfcird ?padaj train yesterday
jiid a fourth io?_j_y_ _._e-?j?__ irangnort of
213 Russians and two guns and sixty-two
French marines, with stores and one gun
for the British.
The International forces are near Lan<
Fong. forty miles from Pek?n, but it is
doubtful if they reach the Capitol before
It is learned that but for the firmness
ot the United States consul and Caotain
McCalla of the Newark, in charge of the
American landing party, and their British
consul, there would have been further de?
lay in despatching the International guards
to Pekin, and the majority of the forces
would not have been British. At a meet?
ing of the consuls and commanders o?
troops last evening, when the necessity
for the Immediate dispatch of troops was
considered, the representatives of the two
European powers questioned the necessity
and afterwards disparaged ihe idea that
the British force should preponderate. The
Anglo-Americans, however, insisted, and,
carried their point. The Americans iren
erally, deplore the smallness of the United
States force here. At the same time they
are ready to defer to whatever may be
considered best at Washington.
The Belgian Secretary of Legation
???Attacked by Chiuesc Soldiery.
BERLIN, June 11.?The German Foreign
Office has received a dispatch from. Pekin,
dated Sunday afternoon, saying the Amer?
ican mission house at Tung Chow, the
river port of Pekin. lias been burned by
natives. The officials of the Foreign Office
supposed this happened Saturday or Sun?
day morning.
The dispatch further says the Interna?
tional Club, outside of a gate of Pekin,
has been burned, and that the Belgian Sec?
retary of Legation was attacked by
Chinese soldiers. The Foreign Office in?
terprets the latter news as confirming the
serious view it has taken of the situation,
and expresses fear that the German em?
bassy will be next attacked.
It was further added at the Foreign
Ottice that there are now tiiO foreign sol?
diers in Tien Tsin. Of the 1.500 now on
the way to Pekin, loo are Ge.man. They
will repair the railroad as needed, probably
ri aching Pekin to-day. Ont? of the two
telegraph wires to Pekin. which was de?
stroyed, has been restored.
The German gunboat Tiger has been or?
dered to sail for China immediately.
Tho German Governor of Tsing Tow has
been ordered to co-operate in quelling the
Cable to Methodist Board from Chi?
nese Capirai:
NEW YORK, June 11? The following
cable from Pekin was received to-day at
the Methodist Episcopal Doard:
"PEKIN. June !).?Massacre native
Christians. Situation of foreigners is
critical. President (Washington 'Davis'
This came direct from the Missionary
Society at Pekin, of which Messrs. Davis
and Gamewell are in charge.
A copy of the message was immediate?
ly sent to President McKinley. In re
P?>rting the cable message to the Pr?s-,
ident, Rev. A. B. Leonard, the Mis?
sionary Secretary, added the following:
"This means our people are tn great
peril, and greatly need such protection
as our Government can afford."
The Troops, With Exception of Kus
Binn, 'l'alce Orders from Him.
LONDON. June 11.?Sp.-cial dispatch
from Shanghai, dated to-day, says:
"All the naval forces except the Rus?
sians are acting under the orders ot the
British admiral. It is reported that the
head of a foreigner has been exposed on
a pile northwest of Tien Tsin. The
Chinese are jleeing from Pekin.
"There are ominous indications of out?
breaks in the Tang Tsee district. All
(Continued on Second Page.)
This Likely to Be the Course of the
? Ohio Democratic State Conven?
tion?McLean Won't Accept
COLUMBUS, OHIO, June II.?The Demo?
cratic State Convention, which begins
here to-morrow, follows the reception of
Admiral Dewey Iasu week. It was at one
time proposed to have Admiral Dewey
here during the convention, or rather to
hold the convention last week while he
was here, but some o: the subscribers te
the Dewey contribuci?n funds objected,
and the plan was abandoned.
There is much talk of Bryan and Dewey
being nominated at Kansas City on the
same ticket. During this agitation for
Bryan and Dewey as the coming men for
the national ticket, there? Is one man
wanted here above all others, and that
man is John R. McLean, the last Demo?
cratic candidate for Governor and the ac?
knowledged leader of the Ohio Democra?
cy. But all telegraphic calls for McLean
fail to get a favorable response. He has
announced that he must sail for Europe
with his family next Saturday morning
from New York, and that he cannot attend
the convention in Columbus this week. He
says furthermore that he cannot return
in time to attend the National Conven?
tion in Kansas City, three Weeks hence.
He would be placed at the- head uf the
Ohio delegation to Kansas City L? he
would give ;i single word of consei.t. but
he declines absolutely. ?\s he is a brother
in-law of Admiral De%-ey. his friends say
that he does not want to appear In the
role of family preferences, but they insist
that if .Admiral Dewey is put on the
cicket with Bryan without his personal ef?
forts, that he will return from Eurooe at
once and devote himself exclusively to the
campaign in the interest of Bryan and
?? who arc ayitating Bryan and Dewey
as the ticket think there is no doubt about
the Admiral accepting. There is a diver?
sity of opinion whether this convention
should take the steps in endorsing Dewey
as well as Bryan on the national ticket.
Everybody Astonished at the Small
NORFOLK. VA.. June 11.?Special.?
The Princess Anne Hotel, at Virginia
Beach, has been sold by the Vanderbilt
interest to a syndicate of Philadetphians.
The price is stated to be ??'.,???, and
the purchasers to have formed a stock
company with $500,000 capital.
She Suffered a Relapse and U Now
LONDON, June 11.?Mrs. Gladstone has
suffered a relapse and i* now unconacioiu.
The iurv Stood Evenlv
- - - - "Divided
Familv of Accused Unable to* Stand
Another Trial.
Consent is. However, Finally Given,
and the Jury Relumed tlie Above
Kesult?No Appeal is Likely to
he Taken, and the Prisoner
Will bo l"i.)ii_.!it to tho
Penitentiary Shortly,
Special.?The trial of Rev. J. E. II. Riddick
for the murder of L>r. W. H. Temple,
came to an end hero at U O'clock to-day
when, the jury returned the following ver?
"We, the jury, .find tho prisoner guilty
of Manslaughter and as? ertala his punish?
ment at three years in the State Ptenf
tentiary," was tiie verdict or' the. jury In
the case of tiie Commonwealth vs. J. E.
Roano Riddick.
Few spectal rs were in the court-room
when it convened at _:30 A. 31. The
jury were culled, and their fore?
man. Wm. A. Short, announced that no
agreement had been reached; and :n his
opinion one could not be rea. lied. Tho
court ordered tlie sheriff to take the jury
to dicir room.
Mr. U. Lt. Davis, the only attorn.j
present for the prisoner, held a consulta?
tion with .Mr. Bufoni, the attorney for the
Commonwealth, In whie-h he suggested a.
compromise verdi..?:, but these gentlemen
Were unable ta a- G? ?
At ?'.?:?? o'clock the j iry were brought
Mr. Davis stai ??. t . ?!:, m r:. - the ques?
tion of insaniti; ? as a : ttn iriain one.
That tti's was a very serious matter.
Hi-- prisoner was u poor man; all he had
and aii (da father imi, bad been spent in
the triai, and he hoped that the ,iury
might yet be able to agree, li-- suggested
a compromets v.-ri.-t e?t manslaughter.
??[ _o not wuni to for ? >??>:? man's
consci ?:...-." ;? ijd the spi ttkei I a tbls
!S Rut ? ilUCStiull ?f L'avi, out uf ?....???..,
1 suss : .. campromi .
Mr. Buford V :.'!:? a 'C think tne
jury should ?a_? k pt : ?,.?....?:? longer than
is necessary t. ..'- - ?_ dial ? ?? full
discussion an I con ' I dr vlews:
they are un tbl? to ...... A ver . ?t, which
is compelled by keeping the j . hi con
finement longer than that, la n il UM
unanimous consent con! mplat ? . ? - ? ??
Davis, as < ? th isis ?1 ? ..?? pa nt sv.?
??Mans?aughier Is a '..: G? e tne im?
pulse of passion u. .. provo it!t>n, bei ira
there Is time for reflection, and, aa to this;
the jury have been fuilj instructed, i ad?
here to the views which I expressed to
the jurj ii. my argument ta.it, if tho
prisoner ? ? >t luvt m ..- :- undoubtedly
guilty .,:' ni?::?:??: :.. (fa ?rat degree, and
while some ot the jury, a ? doubt, enter?
tain tiii.s view, stili :: there is a doubt up?
on theS*? m.?id.-., a verdict of murder Eh the
second degrei ?.. ?! I Jt. full justice '? ? Uta
prisoner, as he could be transferred to an
asylum if he should really develop symp?
toms of Insanity; and, if be did not, eon
ttnement In the penitentiary :\>r eighteen
years w-uuid be a milder punishment than
the in-*- provides for bis offence;
THE Jl'LV REl'l'liNS
The jury retired to their room and al
10:50 o'clock knocked for papi r. A teyt
minutes Eater they were brought int> tha
court-room and the foreman Stated to tha
court that tiie jury had agreed upon a
Mr. Davis Informed the prison r and thi
minister's face was a study.
He was visibly mav ! ind closely eyed
each juror as he took hi.- seat.
?!t. Davis moved tha thi court sel th?
yerdict asid?, as being contrary to tne
law and evi fen . Ele said that che motion
was merely :'.;:?!;:.?!, and he did n..r think
he would insist on it. but he wished to
consul: with the other iti ne; ? for th-j
until Tuesday the 13th. w len be could
ray Qosltively the line thi del nee would
pursue. T;i.? courl ...:..:.?: ;
court unti! that 1 ite.
Mr. Davis told the prisoner at the tima
court had ??djourned. and the repiy wtu
tiiat he left 'he- : ttirely in his
attorney's bands, bell vlng that he -.vjuld
do the besr he could for hip_
evenly divined.
When interview. 1, the foreman of the
jury, Mr. Short, said that until this morn?
ln^ six of the jury were for a verdict ol
(Continued nn Second Page-.]
?Commencement exercises at Richmoni
?Governor Tyler talks about Constitu?
tional Convention.
?New church organized in the Weal
?Annual outing of the Otey Battery.
?Rev. J. E. It. Riiiii.k s. ntenced t?
three years in the penitentiary for tQ.
murder of Dr. Temple. A compromise
?Miss Isabel Turner Is thoroughly vin
dlcated by medical testimony from th?
aspersions against her character in Gllli
irau's alleged confession.
?Henry county Democrats elect dele?
Kates to the Nominating Convention, en.
dorse Swansea's course and declare fof
A. J. Montague for Governor.
? toung ladles hurt in Rotetourt by
being thrown from a. buggy.
?The Petersburs baseball team wiil die
band for want of patronage. The last
game was played Yesterday.
?Riot and bloodshed in St. Louis oe
Sunday. Yescerday morn ?lUiet.
?Gold Democrats will await action of
other parties before deciding to pue a
ticket IU th? tield.
?Ohio Democratic Convention will
probably endorse Bryan and D_woy aj
the national ticket.
?Belle BoyJ, tho spy. dcaeh
Foretti it.
?The cutting of Roberts* communica?
tions more serious than at drst thought.
More than live hundred Briii_h taker?
?Buller forces Boers to retire.
?Boxer uprising grows m.?re serious.
?International body of troops hurrying
to Pekin.
?Mrs. Gladstone sinking, _____^
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