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POrecaet for Thursday an<? Friday:
Virginia?Shower? Thursday; Friday fahr;
brl.-k southerly, dhi?timr to southwesterly
North Carolina?Showers Thursday .ind
Friday; variable winds, mostly from south.
to southeast.
VOL/15_ NO. 10(5.
Cilligans Sister Declares
She Pursued Her Lover
.Sept Him From His Work and Took
Him Ridinsr.
d'old Mrs. Bat>tcii Ho Was Afraid He
AVouId Have to Kill X?ok?Mis.
Turner Tried to l>uy the Love
Letters ? The Jury Fre?
quently Excluded I'rom
the Court Koom.
ISLE OF WIGHT C. II., VA.. June 13.?
i?petdaL?Despite th?..? multiplicity o? argu
SCnieut, and, notwithstanding the jury had
^to be ci.ciudi.-J several ihn?..-?, eight wit
?ioesees were examined ln the Gilligan trial
The feature of :ho day was tihe evld?2nce
?? Mrs. Su.-ie j!.'.nan, a .sigiti- of Gilligan.
She told ?l Miss Turner's freq lent visits
?^o Gilligan; how she would wave at him
paid cause him to leave work in the iield
Uo ride with lier; how she w?is annoyed by
Gilligan losing time, aJid how she had
t&id Miss Turner she !had best go back
Jjome when she inquired for Gilligan.
She also swore Mrs. Turner tried to buy
the love letters. -
The early crowd at the eighth day of
the Gilligan murder triai was smaller than
tisual. There had been a good rain during
Ihe night, and the air was Jess dusty, it
iiol much cooler. Each o? the jurors had
?p. big palm-leaf fan. They had been pre?
sented by Sheriff Edwards.
Juror Wilkerson, who was ill yesterday,
Jia 1 gotten better. Court was brought to
brd?ar at 10:35 o'clock. The prisoner was
blready in court. The jury was; polled.
James Morris was called. He was one of
?the posee summoned to Mr. Weed's to
liant ior Gilligan. It was shortly alter the
lulling. Witness was? in the room when
th?? litt..rs were counted, lie said there
?w?. re thirty envelopes. Jim Gilligan was
there, lie wanted his brother's letters.
? On cross-examination witness said he had
?seen John Eppes on the way t?? court, but
they did not talk much about the letters.
?Aptness thought the envelopes were white.
Mr. Holland asked the witness if any
tine had talked with him about the let
tters ?since arriving here to-day.
Witness further stated there was a bill
In the package; outside the envelope. Jim
Gilligan said he wanted his brother's let
?ters, but ?did not slate his brother, th??
defendant; had sent him.
Witness, when cross-examined by Colo?
nel Boykin, said there were in the posse
Holhnan, O'Brien, Mitchell and Barham.
?When witnes wtml in O'Berry had letters
i:i his hands. They were not tied up
eh??::. W.-._-.i was in the house. O'Berry
::i\?::? J ?!;.??.;? in. Witness did not know the
color of the Manila.
J. W. Stott, a justice of the peace, was
?. ...'? d. He had served eighteen years: was
.???point?;d by Judge Cruuipler. Witness
was acting coroner and held an inquest
Over C. L. Turner's budy. Ile received a
?note from Mr. Howell saying Mr. Tur?
si?.?? had been murdered and asking him to
Mr. Edwards asked the witness wheth?
er there were any depositions taken at
the inquisition. Colonel BoyKin stopped
the witness before he replied and asked
that the jury be sent out while the ques?
tion of admissibility was argued.
Iht defense did not want the jury ex?
cluded. The court ruled that tue jury
tshould go out?it was customary in this
? art and Colonel Boykin said it was
practiced all over the Commonwealtn,
Judge Hinton claimed that custom did
dot make law, and quoted wh.it a jus
Xice In England said 2M years ago. The
Jury went out.
Edwards was excused to look for a law
book. Edwards stated to the court h*
wanted to prove that no depositions were
lai:? D and wanted to introduce members
vi the coroner's jury to impeach other
?witnesses. After consultation. Colonel
?Boykin declared he had misapprehended
hhe question and he withdrew tha ob
The jury came back. Witness said he
V?i: not have depositions taken. There
ovas no record ra ide of the testimony.
Just ico Stott said he had not acted as
?coroner hut once bef ?re. Tho commission
jwas a mistake and did not happen in any
?one's interest i<?r or against any one.
Mrs. Su: e Batt< p was ?called. Defense's
counsel announced that she was very
ieeble. She is the prisoner's si.-ter. Wlt
ness wore a white waist and black hat.
,"?>!.:.-k tie and black skirt. She is older than
Witness said Nick was employed by Mr.
?Turner. She ?'J not know how long. Kick
ework< d at a saw-mill. Nick boarded at
talie witness's home, but some t:m-s slept
<xt the Turner home. Witness said "Nick
?and Isaoel were sweeth? irta, 1 knew it
because she led him astray.
"She used to come over there right often
xtnd sometimes drove in a buggy and took
*Nick riding. She would wave to him in
ihe field, while at work helping support
cny six fatherless children. Isabel would
?sprite notes and then come thert and ar-k
<ibout Ni'k. I told l-.er Xi.-k was a: work
fend She had better go bark home.
"I taiked with Mr. Beverly Turner about
ft, when he askc-d me why I could not
yet along with my brother. I did not
?show Mr. Turner the n es.
**?n March 30, 1?399, Mr. Turner over?
took me on the road and said: 'Sue come
Sn the huKgy with me.
"I went. He said ?he hated to tell me,
?ju? gritting liis teeth and shaking his
?head, said he would blow Nick's brains
"I w;u-< rosy sa-.i with my'sister and six
tSathorl?3S6 children. "'
Then csiate long arguments about the
Ddmisslblllty of the threats. The prosecu?
tion contended that the.-?? was no pcrti
nency in the evidence ti!! a prima facie
oiit? of self-defense had been established,
but claimed that had not been done.
Peieme's lawyers conceded the law point,
but pleaded thai Mrs. Ba;tte:i b? allowed
?to testify under tho circumstances. She
"Was d?'iirate, had been gotten to court
?fwlth difficulty, and might die before th?
jury e<?t a chance to hear her. It was held
by them that the self-defense plea would i
be made out. There were good speeches
on both sides. Th? court ordered that tho
line of investigation be stopped and all
?evidence already hi concerning the threats
Jj?.' excluded. Exceptions were noted.
. The witness was asked If Mrs. Agn?^ L
Turner had tried to buy letters from her.
The prosecution objected, and there was
another argument. The jury was sent
outside. The ?ouaterai issue was brought
in. 1 he question was raised as to wheth?
er Mrs. Turner testified about trying to
bribe Mrs. Batten on direct or cross-exam?
ination. While tho stenographer was re?
viewing the record. Giiligran spent some
minutes looking over "the bunch of love
]. tiers. Mrs. Turner had told of letters on
ero .--examination. The court sustained
tiie objection. Exceptions were noted.
Tiie jury ? brought back, and adjourn?
ment for dinner was had at 1:27, with Mrs.
Patten still on tho stand.
Court was reconvened at 2:F>5 o'clock,
and the jury roil was called. Judge Hin?
ton began to siate what he.wanted to
prove by Mrs. Batten. Col. Boykfn ob?
jected to the statement being made in the
jury's presence. The jury was excluded.
Th.-i attorney said that he wanted to
prove two thing.?-. First?That Mrs. Turner
knew of the letters and knew that Miss
Turner and the prisoner were sweethearts-,
second?they wanted to show from the
1? t;ers that she was opposed to anything
?ike a match between them.
The jury was again sent out, and Mrs.
Matten was asked to tell about Mrs.
Turner and the letters. She said:
"Mrs. Turner came to see me, and said
she heard Isabel had written to Nick.
She offered me ?2.S0 fof the letters. Mrs.
Turner went home. I told her I did not
like to interfere with Isabel's and Nick's
"I saw Mr. Turner, and he asked me to
come to his house. Little Gracie Thomas
was there. The offer to buy letters was
again refused. She beg??f-d me again.
"Last summer Mrs. Turner stopped at
my gate. Isabel was with her. She
wanted to buy the letters. I told her they
coul.i not be bought."
The jury was brought back. Cross-ex?
amination being resumed by Mr. Holland,
Mrs. Batten said she lived on the Turner
farm about ?five years, and moved away
March 20th, 1S99. Gilligan lived with her
??art of 1S9S and tended crops. There was
testimony about the frequency ?I Isabel's
visits to see Gilligan. The year the wit?
ness' husband died Isabel used to come
to her house and get vegetables. "Witness
claimed that Isabel had been known to
visit Xick twice a day; and- thought slie
came to see him one hundred times dur?
ing the year, though she did not keep
Xick had been known to leave witness'
horse in the Held and go with Isabel
without putting on his coat. Witness de?
clared Isabel took her children some time,
l,ut when she took Xick the children did
not go.
Isabel, witness thought, came more in
the summer than winter. Witness, in
answer to a question, said Isabel did her
share in leading Gilligan astray. She
would come there and talk to Gilligan in
the fields.
She said Isabel wont to the Springs and
would come hack and resume her visits.
It caused Gilligan to lose time in driv?
ing with Isabel, when she was home, and
in taking letters to the postotiiee when sfie
was gone. Witness later said that Mr.
Holland had named the number of visits
and she was not going to lix the figures.
She claimed that Isabel's visits annoyed
her a great deal.
W. T. Goodson was called. He said he
was assistant postmaster at Fergusson's
"Wharf. "Witness saw A. C. Gilligan on
Fergusson's Wharf December 27th. last.
He did not see Gilligan dancing. Witness
saw Miss Isabel Turner. He saw them
pass and repass, and concluded from their
countenances that they were intimate
fri.-nds. On cross-examination witness
said it was not snowing. Other people
passed Miss Turner. Besides Gilligan right
many people were present, and he did
not see both faces at the same time.
Thomas Howie took tlie stand. He. was
on Fergusson's Wharf Decetnher 27t"n; it
was snowing hard. He saw Miss Turner
and Gilligan there. Miss Turner was
walking fast, but Gilligan got near enough
to speak to her. Witness said Gilligan laft
Miss Turner and he, the witness, walked
with Miss Tunu-r to Wilson's store.
Colonel Boykin asked the witness if he
(Continued on Third Page.)
by cable 'phone
The Cable Connection Between Glou?
cester Point and Yorktown
Successfully Made.
GLOUCESTER C. ?., VA., June 13.?
Special.?Captain Denmead, of the tug
Arra Belle, laid the cable between Glou?
cester Point and Yorktown to-day for the
Tidewater Telephone Company. The start
was made from Gloucester Point wharf
at 11:27 o'clock, and the run to Yorktown
wharf was made in 15 minutes. ? largii
crowd at Gloucester Point greeted the
tug on her return, eager to know if the
cable was long enough. There was a
cheer when it was known that the cable
was too long by three hundred feet.
Three thousand feet of cable had been
provided, and every one predicted that it
was too short.
The President, C. K. Weaver; Directors,
Taliaferro and A. W. Withers, the Super?
intendent and his assistants accompanied
the tug on its trip. The connection was
soon made with Newport Xews, and the
telephone was made free for the day. Af?
ter enjoying a tine dinner, served by the
ladies of the Abingdon Church. Mr. J. L.
Taliaferro introduced L. C. Catleti. super?
intendent, who. in the absence of Dr.
L. F. Foster, gave the history of the
compaiay and touched upon the hopes for
its future.
Mr. Catiett introduced Rev. Mr. Groves,
who siwke of the achievements of elec?
tricity, and prophesied a great future for
Gloucester Point.
The rain ??oured down during the speak?
ing. .The Tidewater Telephone Company
was the recipient of many congratula?
tions upon its progress and success.
This telegram came over the new ca?
ble, and was telegraphed . from Newport
News. It was the first message by the
cable telephone line.
A Lady Struck In the Faco by a Negro
With a Club.
NORFOLK. VA.. June 13?Special.
Miss Annie E. Clark, of Baltimore, was
at Portsmouth last night, and was struck
in the face with a club by a negro.
Several teeth were knocked out. . The
man had no provocation, and is believed
to have been drunk. He escaped, though
many pursued.
Creditors to-day tiled a petition asking
that H. Gold, general merchant at Em?
porta, Va., be declared a bankrupt. Gold's
liabilities are reported to be five thou?
sand dollars.
Judge Edmund Waddil. Jr., has
gone to Baltimore to hold court for Vii e
Judge Morris, who is on a ?European
tour. , " '*?]
Members of Legations As?
saulted in Streets.
Secretary of Belgian Legation Twice
Attacked on ?Vionday.
The Dowager Empress Has Notified a
Foreign Minister That Sho Will Not
Object to Presence of Troops
iu Chinese Territory?Tho Sit?
uation Has Not Mate?
rially Changed.
WASHINGTON, June 13.-Oflicial dis?
patches received in diplomatic quarters
in Washington show that the rioting at
Pekin has reached an acute stage, with
the rioters directing a number of assaults
against members of the different foreign
legations there. :
One of these dispatches states that the
Secretary of the Belgian Legation- was
attacked two successive times on Mon?
day, and escaped after being maltreated
by the mob. On the same day two officials
of the British Legation were attacked by
a large crowd of natives. The young Eng?
lishmen, drew revolvers, and by a show
of force, made their retreat without bodily
The British summer quarters, about
fourteen miles from Pekin, were burned
down. The quarters were quite exten?
sive, and had just been completed. They
belonged to the -Britsh government, and
not to Sir Claude McDonald, the British
Minister at Pekin. which gives added sig?
nificance to the depredation.
The killing of the Chancellor of the Ja?
panese Legation at Pekin, Sugyama Akira,
is not referred to in the official dispatches
received here, but full credit is given to
this report by the Japanese officials, who
are personally aceiuainted with Mr. Akira
and with many of Che circumstances de?
The killing of a member of the diplo?
matic body, and the foregoing assaults
upon the officials of foreign countries, are
regarded as presenting the most serious
phase of the situation that has thus far
The Navy Department. Receives a Dis?
patch From Admiral Homey.
"WASHINGTON. June 13.?The Navy
Department has received the folowing ca?
ble from Admiral Remey, at Cavit?, dated
"Army turned over Cavit? Peninsula
and Bastian Island to Naval control and
defense. The army also wants to give up
Olongapo. We cannot take the latter while
short of marines. The Solace, with six
officers intended for Guam, and one hun?
dred marines has been sent to Kempff.
Can the Department send a battalion of
marines to the Philippines? Think it im?
portant that the former Spanish naval
station be under naval control. Additional
forces needed if the navy is to secure naval
station at the present time. The York
town has been placed at Ke-mpff's dis
posal. The Castine is at Shanghai, and
her repairs will be completed July 20th.
The Austria is at Canton, with orders to
proceed to Swatow and Amoy."
The Navy Department had already tak?
en steps to send more marines to Manila,
before the appeal of Admiral Remey came.
The men could be gathered up at short
notice from the marines now at the Xaval
Academy and the League Island and
Washington Navy Yards, so it is expected
that they will be on their way to Manila
by August 1st, at the latest.
It is figured at the Department that
there are now about 2.000 marines in the
Philippines and Guam, the largest part of
the force being stationad at the Cavit?
Xaval Station.
Father of the Heir Apxtn'rent Made an
Important Official.
WASHINGTON", Juno 13.?A cablegram
has been received at the State Department
from Mini-star Conger, at Pekin, stating
that Tuan, the Father of tiie Heir Ap?
parent has been appointed President ?T
the Tsung-Li-Amen: also that three of the
new Ministers have been appointed. All af?
filia ted with lfle party opposed to foreign?
On the whole, Mr. Conger reports the
situation is n;>t ma'.erially improved.
Guards are repairing the railway and as
soon as they have arrived at Pekin, it is
Mr. Conger'3 belief that the safety of the
foreigners a* that capital will be assured.
Unwilling: io See Any Single Power
Take ?he; Lead, in China.
LOXDOX. June 13.?In regard to the
reports that Japan is about to declare war
on China, it was learned by a representa?
tive of the Associated Press at the
Japanese Embassy to-day that the atti?
tude of Japan in the China crisis is to
co-operate loyally with the European
powers. In the existing situation Japan
would not be willing to see any single
power take the lead.
The murder of the Chancellor of the
Japanese Legation, at Pekin, is regarded
as likely to lead to serious complica?
tions, but no decision has been reached
by Japan as to what measures would
be necessary to meet the situation.
Yorktown Sails.
WASHINGTON. June 13.?The Xavy
Department has been informed that the
Yorktown sailed yesterday from Shang?
hai for Chefoo. The United States Con?
sul at Chefoo informed the State Depart?
ment yesterday of Boxer disturbances at
that place, but no particulars were fur?
nished. Chefoo is on the northern coast
of the Shantung Peninsula.
British Heady to Sail.
HONG' KONG. June 13.?Orders have
been issued to the Contingent of British
troops asembled here for service In the
North to sail for Tien-Tsin June 14th.
Major Morris, of tho artillery, will be
in command.
* The steamer Hatten has been chartered to
convey six hundred troops to Tien-Tsin
She is being fitted by the artificer- of the
(Continu-d on Seventh PageJt ;
He . Favors Re-Writing
the Chicago Platform.
ioney, Trusts and Imperialism
Should be the Chief Plank*
?- l
Delegates Instructed to Support W. J
Bryan and the Chicago L'latforin S
Reaffirmed ? Imperialism,
Porto liicai? Tariff, Trust
aud New Currency
Law Denounced.
CHICAGO, June 13.?William Jennings
Bryan was in Chicago to-day and the
centro of much political discussion, all
of it bearing on what may be done at tho
Democratic National Convention next
Mr. Bryan talked with Senator Jones,
J. G. Johnson, head of the Executive Com?
mittee; Charles L. Walsh, secretary of
the National Committee, and J. I>. Cam?
pau, national committeeman, of Michigan.
Tho platform to be adopted at Kansas
City and the Vice-Presidential question,
especialiy tho Towne-Populist nomination
angle of it, were considered) at some
The question is whether the money
plank and other_.troublesomc legacies from
1S96 shall be handled by reaffirmati?n of
the Chicago platform in a lump ,or wheth?
er some planks of the 1S9C platform, es?
pecially tho money plank, should bo re?
?Mr. Bryan favors rewriting much of the
ISi?? platform this year.
Senator oJnes, ac.ording to creditable
advices, advocates reaffirmation of tho
Chicago platform as a whole and' then
a quick transmitioh.to tiie newer issues
of imperialism and trusts.
" I say, as I have said before so many
times," Mr. Bryan said, when asked
what he thought of the platform and
Issues this year would or should be,
"that I think the three big questions
before us are money, trusts and im?
"I believe the principles of the platform
of 1S0G were adopted as a party creed, not
to be departed from. Nor do I think they
should be departed fr? m this year. That
piatform must be am.nded, however, as
new issues arise. '*
"I cannot undertake to say what will be
the paramount issue. Xo man can. One
thinks one question is the biggest and
another man thinks another is.
"What do I think should be done in the
Philippines? I think this country should
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Republican National Committee Ad?
mits Two of Contestine Dele?
gates to Temporary Roll.
PHILADELPHIA, June 13.?The ?Re?
publican National Committee met at the
Hotel Walton at noon to-day, and imme?
diately began the investigation of con?
test cases preparatory to the formation
of the temporary roll for the National
Senator Hanna came in from Washing?
ton at half-past 1 o'clock, but he did not
assume the duties of the chair during the
The entire afternoon session was de?
voted to hearing of testimony and argu?
ments in the contests from Alabama.
There were seven contests from this
State. Half a hour on each side was
given to the contestantas on the State
delegation, and' fifteen minutes to each
side on the district cases.
In tho State contest there was two
factions, one represented by District
Attorney Vaughan. and the other by Dis?
trict Attorney Wyckersham. The techni?
cal grounds for the contest had 'reference
to the regularity and irregularity of the
two delegations.
Mr. Vaushan is now chairman of the
State Central Committee, and is a candi?
date for re-election. The controversy
grew out of his renewed aspirations.
Ic developed during the hearing that pre?
vious to the beginning of the campaign
a number of office-holders met in Wash?
ington and resolved that they would re?
frain from taking any part either in the
primaries or in the State convention.
Notwithstanding this action, most of the
participants in this meeting hurried to
their homes and immediately started cam?
paigns In behalf of their favorites, with
a view of Controlling the State delega?
tion and Federal patronage.
Committeeman John Manley, of Maine,
offered the following resolution, as the
sense of fcho committee, which was quick?
ly adopted:
"Resolved, That tho committee declines
to place on the temporary roll any eon
testing delegates or alternates from Ala?
bama, except in the case of the Ninth
District, in that A. D. Wimbs and J. W.
Hughes, and their alternates, be placed
upon the temporary roll."
Committeeman Payne, who had been
acting as temporary chairman, introduced
a resolution requesting the President Df
the United States to direct an investigation
into the? acts of certain Federal office-hold?
ers in Alabama in connection with the
election of delegates to the primary con?
ventions, and to the Stato and District
conventions held in said State, to elect
delegates to the national convention, and
if the facts, as regarding the contest be
true, asking that such action shall be
taken as the good of the party interest re?
In presenting the r?2Solution, Mr. Payne
said it would be a very serious mistake
for the committee to fail to ask that
officiai recognition be taken of this in?
fraction of the laws of the country.
The committee had, however, agreed to
take a recess after tho disposal of the
Alabama cases, and Mr. Payne requested
that action be postponed until to-morow.
Jay L. Torrey tiny Vice-President.
WASHINGTON, June 13.?Senator War?
ren, of Wyoming, in an interview to-day
endorsed the candidacy of Colonel Jay L.
Torrey, of his State, for Vice-President
on the ?B?i>iibl?2an ticket.
Delightful Occasion at
Jefferson Last Niolit.
Noble Work of the Institution Praised
and Bright Future Predicted,
President Moore Told How a Rich?
mond Student Converted the Boor
.Leader?Memorial Tablets Un?
veiled?Trustees Hold Their
Meeting?Bequests Made
to the College.
The annual meeting and banciuet of the
Alumni Society of Richmond College was
held last evening at the Jefferson. In the
absence of the president. Rev. Dr. R. H.
Pitt presided, and the following officers
were elected: President, Hon. S. L. Kei?
ley, Richmond; First Vice-President, Rev.
O. S. 'Bunting. D. D., of Petersburg; Sec?
ond Vice-President, Allen E. Jones, of
Warwick; Third Vice-President, R. B.
Lee, of New York; Secretary, Dr. J. 31.
Withheld, Richmond; Treasurer, Charles
M. Graves, of Richmond.
After the business session a banquet
was served.
Rev. R. H. Pitt, D. D,. editor of the
Religious Herald, acted as toastmaster,
and was introduced by the President of
the Alumni Association, Hon. S. L. Kei?
ley. Dr. Pitt read a number of letters ex?
pressing regret, after which he, with a
few appropriate remarks, introduced Rev.
Dr. W. E. Hatcher, who responded to the
toast, "The Board of Trustees." Lr.
Hatcher urged upon all the alumni the
importance of "making at least an an?
nual pilgrimage to Richmond to see their
mother, and the fathers, the Board of
Trustees, who are ever ready to welcome
them." Dr. Hatcher stated that after
thirty-one years of association with the
Board of Trustees he knew of "no u ere
patient, faithful and self-sacritlcing body
of men than the Board of Trustees of?
Richmond College." "Yet." declared the
speaker, "tlie Board of Trustees Is the
most unhappy body, because the ideal of
Richmond College has not been attained,
and we call upon the alumni *o help build
the ladder to reach that ideal, and make
Richmond College what she ought to be."
President F- W. Boatwright responded
to the toast, "The Faculty." The
speaker spoke of the faithful and un?
tiring efforts of the faculty of the Col?
lege, "a faculty absolutely united, ab?
solutely one, for the upbuilding of Rich?
mond College." President Boatwright
made a strong appeal for "endowments,
by which Richmond College could grow
into the high ideal of which Dr. Hatcher
"The College" was the toast responded
to by Dr. J. L. M. Curry, who said:
"Our president spoke of the meagre, in?
adequate salaries, and I want to em?
phasize that fact, which may be termed
?the want' of the College."
.Rev. Dr. W. W. Moore, ??resident of the
Union Theological Seminary, Was then in?
troduced, who responded to the toast,
"Our Neighbor, the Union Theological
Seminary." Dr. Moore said: "The Sem?
inary is the oldest theological seminary
in the South. I may also say that the
President of the doomed South African
'republic, Oom Paul Kruger. was con?
verted through the preaching of an alum?
nus of the Seminary, Rev. Dr. L.
Dr. Mooro was followed by Mr. Howard
R. Bane, of New York, who -responded to
the toast, "The Religions Beyond," "Kr.
Bane told of the gieat uemand or" the
country for able men and (pointed with
pride to the fact that the great leaders
of the people in times de-manding action,
and with it calm, judgment were South?
erners or of Southern extraction, and es?
pecially to the illustrious part played by
Mr. F. W. Moore responded to the toast,
"Tlie Class of 100O."
Prof. L. R. Hamberlin, Whose toast was
"Auld 'Lang Lyne," spoke feelingly of old
associations and by-gone days. (At the
conclusion of Mr. Hamberltn's remarks
an original room of his was sung to the
tune of Burns' immortal song.
Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson, in responding
to "Our City," said that next to Rich?
mond's social life Richmond's fame was
that of her educational centre, and paid
high tribute to the work of President Boat?
wright, of Richmond College.
Captain John Lamb was then introduced,
who spoke of the exce-llent work of the
college and of the bright future of the in?
stitution. Captain Lamb declared that
every effort was being made to secure tho
war claims of $25.000 for damage done to
the property of the institution.
Dr. John William Jones, who has accept?
ed a call to North Carolina, told of his
love for Virginia and of things Virginian,
and especially of Richmond College.
The benediction was pronounced by Dr.
The Decree Men.
The following is a complete list of those
who will receive their degrees to-day:
Bachelors of Law?Harold Solomon
Bloomberg, Richmond; Carlyle Broaddus,
Clarke county: Hugh Wilson Brunk. Rich?
mond; Fletcher Cowles Campbell. Hanover
county; Frederick William Calcinan, Car?
oline county; William Mahone Crump'.er,
Nansemond county; Abne-r Cary Goode,
Richmond: Hilton Warner Goodwyn.
Biunswick county; William Harry Grif?
fith, Page crounty; Allan Dudley Jones,
Warwick county; John Stevenson llcll
waine, Richmond; James Colon Page,
Richmond; William Clotpton Pulliam, Ches?
terfield county; John Barlow Welsh. Rich?
mond ; David Meade White, Richmond;
Willis Albert Willeroy, Richmond.
Bachelors of Arts?Edgar Lee Allen,
King and Queen county; Edwin Alexandre
Armistead, North Carolina; Wallace
Sumpter Boatwright, South Carolina;
John Walter Cammack, Orange county;
Archibald Clay Harlowe?, Albemarle coun?
ty: Joseph Lancaster Hart, Sussex county;
Henry Coleman Leonard, Richmond;
George Thomas Lumpkln, Essex county;
Howard Lee MaaBain, Richmond; Cullen
S.andige Pitt, Henrico county; Joseph Pen?
dleton Scruggs, Fluvanna county; John
Watson Sheviard, Tennessee; Thomas
Browne Evans Speitcer, King William
county; William Northam Trader,
Mathews county; Adon Alien Yoder,
Masters of Arts?Edwin Alexandre Arm?
istead, North Carolina ; Claybrook Cotting
ham, Lancaster -county; Joseph Emerson
Hicks, Henrico pountyj ?Uonzq jTUdsix
King. North Carolina: Jc?eph Day Lee.
New York: Fred Washington Moore, Nor?
folk; Josiah Mosses. Richmond: Sidney
McFurtand Soweil. Fluvanna county.
Tho Tablets Unveiled.
The most Interesting exercises of Rich?
mond College commencement were the
addresses incident to the unveillns o? the
tabiets in the "Memorial Hall.'' which
were delivered in the chapel yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Tho hall was well
filled with students ami friends- of the
institution. Dr. WUBam E. Hatcher, of
Grace-Street Baptist Church, presided, and
in his introductory remarks explaining
the -significance of the ceremonies, he
reviewed a campalsn waged by the Bap?
tists of the State for education many
ye-ars ago, which resulted in raisins S-OO.
000, with which amount Richmond Col?
lege was established. For several years,
he said, it had been in the hearts and
minds of -the faculty of Richmond Col?
lege, in some fitting way to commemora? ?
the deeds of tho good men and women ?>:'
the early Baptist ?Church, and that for
that purpose tho Memorial Hall, just com?
pleted, was cr?ete?!. It was at the sin;-;? .;
tion of Prof. Boatwright that the rooms
in this hall bo made? memorial rooms, at
the doors of which 'are placed the memorial
tablets, erected there by friends or rela?
tives of he or she. ?whoso name ti:e> tablet
The following tablets were unveiled yes?
terday afternoon:
To Mr. John Tabb. by his son, C ' tne]
William Tabb, of Hampton; t> Nathaniel
Griffin, by his son. Thoma3 J. Grittin. of
f'hurehland; to Miss Virginia Judson
Griffin, by the same; Miss Lizzie West,
by "aer brother. George B. Wfst. of New?
port News; Mrs. Rebecca Borum. by her
son, James T. Borum. of Portsmouth: Mr.
Harrison Osburn, by his wife. Mrs. f.. Jane
Osburn, which was presente.', by Rev. Dr.
1. B. Lake, of UpperviUe: Rev. Thomas tf.
Dunaway, D. D., by Frederieksburg Bap?
tist Church, presented by Capt tin S. J.
Qulnn, of Frederieksburg; Mrs. Ruth Hunt
Hargrove, by her son. J. if. Hargrave, of
Chatham, presented by R., E. it?. Aylcr, of
Chatham: Colonel William E. Tanner, by
his son, Charles W. Tanner, of this city.
presented by Rev. Dr. W R L. Smith:
Rev. William J. Slater, of South Boston.
by Dan River Baptist Association, pre?
sent? ?d by Judge W. R. Barksdale; Frank?
lin Academy Room, by P. D., J. L. and R.
J. Camp, of Franklin.
?.? X DSt >M ? CHECK.
President Boatwright received yesterday
morning a check for $1.000 from Mr.
Thomas J. Griffin, of ChdrchJand. paying
for two ?other rooms. A Dort rait of l?r.
J. B. Brown, who was for a number of
years Professor of English at the eoHefee,
was presc-nted to the institution in behalf
of his family (by Judge Barks laie, tn the
presentation of the portrait Judge Barks
dale paid high tribute to the man.
Annual ?Meeting ot Trustees.
Th? Koverninji body of the corporation,
which usually appropriates th.? last two
davs of the session for legislation, met in
the beautiful Phil,.I.igi?n Hall at 11 A. M.
yesterday. There was quite a full rneet
intr. and much business was transacted.
'ine trustees from a distance included
Hon. J. L. M. Curry. Mr. Henry L.
Schmelz. Mr. J. Hunt Hargravv?. Rev. Dr.
Geortre W. ?Jeale. Rev. Dr. J. ?. Lake,
Rev. Dr. Thomas S. Dunaway, and others.
Dr. William E. Hatcher Dresided. The
??Id officers were elected?Rev. William E.
Hatcher. D. D.. president; Hon. J. T.
Ellvson. ?'??.'-President; Rev. Dr. C. H.
Ryland. secretarv and treasurer, and Mr.
T. H. Eilett. auditor. In casting the hal?
bst for Dr. Ryland, who was elected for
the twenty-seventh time. Dr. Curry paid
tnat officer a hi?h compliment for ability
and efficiency. Several trustees were pre?
vented from coming. A moni; these were
CaDtain J. T. Griffin, of Portsmouth, and
Mr. Geortrc B. West of Newport News.
The former inclosed in his letter of re?
grets a $1,000 check and the? latter $2??.
Both of thes?' gentlemen are noted for
their liberality i?> t'rj'e college.
The reuort of th? financial secretary
shows an increase tn the endowment dur?
ine: the year of $11,000. The invested en?
dowment now amounts to $275,000. Rich?
mond Colleste has a large number of ape
eia 1 endowments for library, scholarships,
lectures, medals, and to this list has this
year been added the endowment of Scien?
tific School.
The oresident's report showed Ut! ma?
triculates for tho session, the main loss
occurring in the law and in the ministry.
There are .''.S gradu?tes?It! 15. I... 14
B. .--.'s and S Masters of Arts?tho largest
in the history Of the ?.'oilege.
The decree of LB. D. ".vas conferred on
Rev. E. Y. Mullins. president of the
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
British Gained Considerable Ground,
But Boer Generai Was Not Beaten.
Victory Won Over De Wet.
LONDON, June 13.?After a week's si?
lence. Lord Roberts has been heard from,
his lino of communications having been
practica!ly restored by means of a com?
plete victory gained by Generals Methuen
and Kitchener over General De Wet at the
Rhenoster river yesterday, June l?th. The
Boer camp was captured, and the Bur?
ghers, it is added, were scattered in ail
Lord Roberts, on being notified of the
cutting of his fine of communications,
sent General Kitchener in all haste to join
General Methuen. Juno llth Lord Roberts
attacked General Botha, who was in
strong force fourteen miles southeast of
Pretoria. After strenuous opposition, the?
British forces gained considerable ground,
but General Botha, when Lord Roberts
left the field, was still undefeated.
AH is quiet at Pretoria and Johannes?
burg, and Lord Roberts says the Govern?
ment need have no apprehension about
the security of the army in South Africa,
as it will not take long to remedy the re?
verses and repair the railroad.
In his dispatch. Lord Roberts gives with
some technical detail an account of his
battle with General Botha. Roberts was
ob?iired personally to return to Pretoria
before the conclusion of the battle, but
tho British forces had the engagement
well in hand. Lord Roberts then says:
"I hurried back to get news of Methu
en's movement. On hearing that the Free
Staters had taken advantage of our cross?
ing the Vaal to interrupt our line of com?
munication.. I sent Kitchener with such
troops as I could then spare to (Vrede
fort, with orders to push south and com?
municate with Methuen. who. I knew, had
a very compact forca In the vicinity of
Heilbron. I also dispatch a special mes?
senger to Methuen, instructing him to
push on at all speed to the main line of
"These two officers met at Vredefort
road station in the evening of June 10th.
They marched yesterday to Ithenoster
river, where Methuen gained a complete
victory of Do Wet and took possession of
his camp and scattered his troops ln all
directions. He and Kitchener marched to?
day towards Kroonstadt.
"Our losses yesterday wore nor. I trust,
serious, but I deplore the death of that
gallant soldier, the Earl of Alrlie. The
only other casualties reported as yet are:
Seventeen Lancers, Major the Hon. Lionel
Fortesque and Lieutenant the Hon. C.
Covendish?both killed."
?Lord Roberts" dispatch is regarded as
XCon?nued on Seventh, Pag?a^ ._
North State Legislature
Fasses Election Law.
Bills Went Through Both Houses in
a Hurry.
The Debate Was Hot and Kxclthig.
Negro Delegato Attacks Populists
and Declared all Populists fit
Olliee Owed Iheir Election to
the Negro?The Changes
in Election Law.
RALEIGH, X. C, June ?.?Special.?
There was Intensa interest In the proceed?
ings to-day In the lower house o? the
Legislature. It t >ok up the new . .
law and passed i: on Its third reading.
There was hot, and a: times, personal
discussion. Johnson (populist), of Samp?
son county, (Senator Marion Butler's
county), offered amendments, and made
a. speech, in which he characterized the
bill as infamous, saying it was Intended
only ^i thwart the will of the people; It
would disfranchise, not only the negroes
iu the east, but the ?hites ....-where.
Justice, replying, said North Carolina
was the only place hi the whole world
where th.. negro minority c ?ntrolled th??
white majority. He sa!.I the names of
Marion Butler and Holton. Populist and
Republican chairman, were synonyms for
dishonesty and fraud ut elections. He
o? :. meed the Supn m Court for dis?
honesty and interference with popular
Smith, a colored delegate, attacked John?
son, asking if the latter represented tho
Populists In saying the negro ought not to
have had the ballot. Smith said Marion
Butler and all the Populists In office owed
their election to the negro ?ote.
Johnson said he spoke tor the white peo?
ple ->f the State. Smith waved his hand
over the Democrats and shouted1, "Thes-*
represent whit?-? people."
Johnson's amendments w re voted down
and the bill passed. It was ? at to the
Senate, which passed it In six minutes.
Smith, the colored delegate, rose to the
question of personal privilege, and der
nounced T. Thomas Fortune, who advised
the negroes to arm and aghi
PR A & CHIS ? ? ? e ?? ? ? ? ? ?".
The bill amending the franchise amend?
ment to the Cons?tutton, whleh latter was
passed last spring, came up in the Bouse
this afternoon. It was Introduced as a
new bill. ?? effort by Johnson (PDpuIia.J
to offer amendments failed.
The bill passed, 38 to 9s Two Democrats
voted against It
Th bill w is Immi diat< y -? ill to th?;
Senate and pass.?.!. It c nsolidates sec?
tions I and 5 ot the old act, and provides
in terms that if any part of the amend?
ment becomes Inoperative then none ot
it shall be valid.
It gives the voters until Mav- 1st of each
y.'.r. instead of March, to pay the poll
The provision that th? poll tax shall be
a Hen on assess..! pfoperr* Is stricken
out. It also provides that the amendment
must be ratified by a majority of the
votes cast.
In the Senate this afternoon Crisp, a
Republican, offered a substitute :Or th
franchise amendment, disqualifying for
office all negroes and all persons of negro
.1 scent to the third generation, it got only
?iv,> votes,
S ? tor Franks said ho desired to call
attention to the fact that th- election law
was In conflict with the United States
Postmaster Knight Gains His Point in
Battering l.iclimoiMl's Service.
Postmaster Wray T. Knight returned
from Washington i:ist ni-tht. where he had
been In ensuit if ion with the Postonico
Department relative to the improvement
in Richmond's postal service?.
Mr. Knight succeeded In having the sala?
ries of twenty- tne e:t-rks Increased, and
the force enlarged by thi addition of two
clerks and two carriera .
Mr. Knight also succeeded !n having rail?
way postofSices established on Che- Sea?
board morning train between Richmond
and Durban?, N. C, and on the morning
train on the James RtvJr Division of the
Chesapeake of Ohio. Borii of these ser?
vices will bo inaugurated on or about July
1st next.
Democrats in P<M_cs4foii.
FRANKFORT. KY.. June; ??In the
Court of Appeals an order was entered
to-day, the effect of which is to pur the
Democratic State officials i._ possession of
tho offices and buildings at once.
?Annual bunuuet of the Richmond Col?
lege Alumni.
?Trustees of the college met. Memo?
rial tablets dedicated
?Commencement exercises of the High
School to-night.
?Lieutenant-Governor Echols discusses
The collapse of baseball In Richmond.
?Promim-nt Virginians who may sit In
the Constitutional Convention.
?Grand Resent of the Royal Arcanum
?Gilligan's sister declared that Isabrl
Turner led him astray by frequent visits
and takimi him away from his work.
?? terrible tragedy arid fatal shootinj
in Bristol.
?Counterfeiter arrested In Xewoori
?W. C. Me-rritt. of Middleport. ?. Y.,
indicted as accessory to the hank rob?
berv at .Villiamsburg?. was later dis
?Mr. Brvan favors rewriting of Chi?
cago platform to meet the new issues.
?Chicago Convention instructs del?,
gates to vote for Mr. Bryan.
?National Republican Committee con?
aiders contests from Alabama.
?Boxer situation shows no Improve*
?Riocinsr in Pekin and several members
of forelen legations are maltreated.
?British communications reopened by
Methuen and Kitchener.
?Bobs engaged General Botha, i
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