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Tftr thwroomctrr ranged as follo^ at Tfoo 'Ts*« rs offloo 5-cat<?rJ}4.y: SA. >L. 75: 12 M.. SZ; 3 P. ML, S5; C I*. M., 90; 9 P. M., $0; 32 xntoaisftU Si. Average, 83><« VOLJK). KO. 161 W. A. ANDERSON WINS THE THIRD PLACE. Is Nominated for Attorney-Gen- eral After a Close Fight. ONLYTWO VOTES APART Wild Scenes of Enthusiasm in the Convention Hall at Close. JEFFRIES' NAME IS WITHDRAWN. The Vote Made Unanimous and the Defeated Aspirants Speak. BRAXTON MAKES A GREAT SPEECH The Successful t«n!idate Congratulates the Convention and HiniFclf Ipon the Good Feeling That Prevaiicd-Mr. Jeffries Crcales Great Enthusiasm by Pledging Himself to Go Upon the Stump and Work for the Success of the Ticket. Mr. Wiiiard Receives Many Conjratu lations-iiis Fine Speech. Staff Correspondence) NORFOLK. VA., Atij. 15.— 1n accordance with the forecast made in The Times th : s morning, the Democratic State Con vention to-day i impleted its task by the nomination of Major Wm \ Anden m. ■■' ;'■:■ county of Rockbrid^e, for. Attorney- General. The plitforiri, which is identical with the forecast e<nt out by this correspondent last nigrht. was adopted atj>:2s o'clodi and five mlnirt -• thereafter the great convention ad journed sin< die and Ms labors became a<p matter of history. The d« :: - I feature of to-day's pm ceedings was the bard fought battle for Atton ■.-''.' :i>r;i:. which, though highly Interesting and spirited, was y«1 good tia turod and culminated in the clv ■■■ • Major Anderson bet r< th. rol) .all on t j ; , ■•■-.. \ ;■■■...■ ■■■ - ■"■;''• •' '■- l.AMii LION OF I i:XiX*'T(X. It became evident to good political ■h>dr"s after adjournment lost night that the "Lame !-;••:: of Lexington," as he is ■:. ndly called, had by far the best of the ,;i KJ;!I. ana his boom gathered Mroir-r-h steadilj up to the moment Chairman ; ' . : ■ ■ :.■]■:■.•..] liall Of n ■•■" that '■■ '"'■■- ■ :" • ' " ; *■"' party for AM rney-C*neral. Although . . ........ v . .. of great warmth ol the various can lidates, yet it wa^ a clean and manly one and was as free from bitterness and viiupi ration as any ih.ii ever tool? place in a. Democratic State Convention; The defeated aspirants, along with their successful rival, were brought before the body this afternoon and vied with him in speaking words of good-cheer to Hi,- party, and i:s appealing to their • M-:. <:s i" rally t-> the standard of the entire ticket. OVATION TO NOMINEES. Major Anderson was presented first and the battle-scarred herb, who had given :.i limb for Hi-- cause of his State, was accorded one of the grandest ova-:.. 'is Imaginable as he hobbled* forth t<> thank his comrades and friends ror the great honor so recently bestowed. Senator .!■ I fries, who, though he had seen the coveted prize of his life's ambition placed in the hands of another after a long and ardu ous oanvass, in which he had grown .-:!■ bAw :y contiU nt of vii lory, made a :na::!\ . splendid S] ■ b and charged his (Continued on S< i »n«J Page.) MAJOR WM. A. ANDERSON, OF ROCKBRIDGE, Who was nominated for Atlorn:y General on th; second ballot. TIDAL WAVE ON THE GULF COAST Cities Flooded and Great Loss of Life Feared. DETAILS ARE VERY MEAGRE. Telegraph Mires Arc Down and the Raiiroiii Trzii'; L' SuspcnScd— Mobile C-ut 0/f tinlirely From Out side World. (Ry Associated Press.) XEW ORLTCANS. LA., Aug. 15.— The stoirm which has been sweeping the Gulf coast from Pensacola and moving west ward during the past two days has pros trated telegraph anS telephone wires to such an extent that news from the out lying sections is hard to get at. The greatest fears have been entertained for the safety of the people Jiving at Port Eads, which is at the mouth of-the river, and for the ships that started for sea just before Uie storm began. ■Jin- wires there have been prostrated since Tuesday night at s o'clock, nut The Picayune reached a man who lived at Port Eads at 2 o'clock on Wednesday. ]!<> was seen at Buras, which is sixty miles diown the river, ami i.s the farthest point witli which there is any communi cation up to the present time. This man describes the storm which swept that sec tion as a regular tidal wave, similar to the one which resulted in such awful loss of life in 1593. He says all the peo ple living on the oast bank of the river RICHMOND. VA. FRIDAY. AUGUST 16. 1901 VIEW OF THE CONVENTION WHILE IN SESSION AT NORFOLK. have moved up to the "Jump." which is fifteen miles from the river's mouth. FIFTEEN DROWNED. The house of a man named Cobden, half a mile above the quarantine station, was swept away, and the fifteen members of his family, including nine children, were drowned. The quarantine buildings were badly damaged, but no one injured. The. bis tow-boat Chamberlain was driven high and dry in the marsh, hut her crew was rescued. Captain O'Brien's house was swept away, but he was on the boat which was believed to be outside. The river pilot-boat Reeves was sunk. The tvg 1 Velasco went down to pass A. L. Outre, which is the western mouth of the river, with two barges. When last seen, sue had her dceTtS iWasK, .tn-l it is feared she has gone down. If this boat and her barges have been lost, twenty "^ JL & 0 ••• Confined to State Issues f Commends Tyler 's Administration, and Declares for Employers' Liability Bill and for Nomina tions by Primaries for All Elective Officers* Following is the platform adopted by the Sato Democratic Convention at Norfolk: Tije Democrats pf the State o£ Virginia, in convention assembled, reafßriru their allegiance and unfalter ing devotion m the National Democratic party and declare their admiration for the leaders from Jefferson to Bryan, who have borne the party's standards in victory and defeat. We commend the administration of Governor -Tyler- as eminently wise, patriotic and efficient. As a convincing assurance of the results which may be t exported from the continued control and manage ment of the affairs of the Suite by the Democratic party, whose membership embraces the great mass of the white people of Virginia, we point i<> the record of what, it has already accomplished within a recent period. Since ISSS the public debt has been satisfactorily settled., the annually accruing' interest has be.en prompt ly met and the market value of Hie bonds is nearly par. The credit of the State has been placed beyond ques tion. There lias been a net gain of over $300,000 in the .aross yearly revenue, without any increase of rate of taxation, and without any increase in the average assessed value of agricultural lands. The public school system has been steadily maintained and improved. In.lSSy there^were. s,9oo schools, while in 1901 they number 7.255. In 18S5 the annual expenditures, State and local, for public school pur poses was about $1,400,000, while in I.sin it. will exceed $2,100,000; pjsabled Confederate soldiers and the widows of these, who were killed, have been as liberally eared for as the resources of the State would permit- The annual outlay for pensions, and for the Soldiers' Home is not less than $120,000. An agricultural department has been established and also a bureau of labor. Notwithstanding esveral years of severe financial depression, population has grown, cities and towns have been established: manufactures, trade and commerce have advanced: lands heretofore vacant are being oc cupied and the volume of farm products constantly increasing: capital already invested is yielding profitable returns, and outside capital is seeking investment. It is a settled and unflagging purpose of the party to further improve the public school system, to ex tend the greatest possible aid to deserving pensioners, and to omit nothing in the \yay of the enactments and executions of laws that will tend to promote the intellectual and material progress of the Commonwealth. We promise that in all departments of the government that rigid economy shall be practiced, which the tax payers are entitled to demand. The condition of Hie public roads is a. matter of serious importance to all the citizens, and we are in favor of the adoption of effective measures to secure the obvious and manifold advantages to be effected by their speedy and permanent improvement at. the expense of the counties in which they are located. We are in favor of the enactment by the General Assembly of a bill modifying- the fellow servant doc trine so as to impose a just and rea sonable liability upon hazardous transportation companies in respect t-> their employes. We declare unalterable opposition to criminal trusts and to every dlegal combination of capital. We denounce such trusts as a serious menace to public welfare, restricting the opportunities and absorbing the substance of the people. They are the direct product of partial and unjust legislation, and a reckless multiplication of corporations without suitable provisions for their control- The rights of American free men must, not be sacrificed >n the interests of corporations banded together for their destruction. We ar raign the Republican party, both for its failure to enforce existing laws and to enact others against the trusts. The Democratic party recognize, as it has* ever done, the great importance of the tish and oyster indus tries of -the State of Virginia and it pledges itsolf to foster and encourage those industries by all necessary leg islation, and that public rocks and bottoms shall be held for the exclusive use of our own citizens. AYe declare ourselves as favoring the principle of selection of party candidates by primary election, believing this to be the surest method of arriving at the will of the people andmaintaining' Democratic institutions. We accordingly direct the State Central Committee to provide a primary election plan for the choice of pair-: tj-% candidates 'for the United States Senate and for all elective State officers; and for members of the House "of Iteprcseutativcs of the United States; for members of the General Assembly and for county and municipal offices,' except where no party nominations are made, and except in the case of county and municipal .offi cers where for special reasons, the local party authority should deem it expedient. And the party plan of or-aniz-ition insofar as the same may conflict with any of the above requirements is hereby altered to that extent. We further favor the exactment by the General Assembly of a law legalizing the primaries to be conducted under the plan herein provided for, the said plan, by the committee when adopted, to be vmh form as to method and to require the elections to be held on the same day throughout the State, districts or counties, as the case may be. people more have been drowned. There are numerous reports of individual casualties all along the river from Buras down to the Passes. All the steamers which started for sea Tuesday remained inside the Passes until Wednesday, eve ning, and then went out safely, among the number the Cromwell liner Proteus and the British transport Mechanician, which was dynamited while in port a few days ago. Not a single vessel has passed up the river since the storm began, and great fears are entertained for the ves sels which are expected. SERIOUS APPREHENSION. There is serious apprehension concern ing the. Cheuicre Caminada and Grand Isle sections, ■■n the Louisiana coast, west of th..- .M";ss.i.r~., ;>!, where 2,000 lives -v.ere lost in 1893 by the tidal wave. Up to this writing, no word has been received from that section, which is largely inhabited by fishermen, mostly Chinese and Ma lays. Up to last midnight everything seemed to be safe at the Mississippi coast towns, Bay St. Louis, Pass Chrstian, Biloxi, Mississippi City and Ocoan Springs, but since then ot a word has been heard from them. All wires art down. The only reports of damage so far received are of destroyed bath-houses and uprooted trees. The Louisville and Nashville is blocked off beyond Chefe Menture, 30 miles from this city. The big steel bridge there is safe, but beyond there are several washouts on the road. The New Orleans and Northeastern Rail way 3s also blocked by washouts on the lake and its big treotlf- over Lake (Continued on Fourth Page.) NEW REGIME IN VIRGINIA POLITICS. A Small Cloud on Political Horizon That Blew to Be a Storm. MONTAGUE THE LEADER The People With a Desire for Change Fought His Battles. OLD THINGS ARE PASSING AWAY. His Followers So Far Have Secured OTHER CHANGES LIKELY FOLLOW. Dr. LeCato Called Home to Attend a Patient and Wa3 the Oalj De. feated Candidate Who Did Nat Make His Bow anJ Pledge of Fidelity to the Nominees of the Party— Governor Tyler Immensely Pleased With the Work of tiie Conven tion and the Platform— Attendance Greater Than at Any Previous Convention. CONVENTION" HA!. I.. NORFOLK, VA.. Aug. 13.— Now that the battle is over and the smoke Is clearing away, the nelli ' strewn with political corpses, affords a subject for a most Interesting study. Uis too early as yet for one to forecast what the harvest is going t.> be. Theso who followed Mr. Montague in his !ate campaimn have gobbled up everything that was laid on the first pie counter. There will be another delicious spread next December when the Legislature meets. It is quite evident that some who haye 1 been feeding there for years are un easy, for an invitation will not come to them as it has cm- biennally :'"r a number of years. This new element of leadership that is f^oin.ir to try and bring about many reforms, or so-ru.il- ■'. .-• forms in the party is apparently •:!.-;!."■-.■<; not to run rough shod over their l:>-: !:■ r !>• r::iu-r;tts who have seen- tit to take sides with Senator Martin, Mr. Swanson, and others who have, directed the policy <>f the party for several y<':!r«. BAND \V\\i;oX CROWD. CRESCEUS WON FROM THE ABBOTT Finished First by Half a Length in 2:03 1-4. TREMENDOUS CROWD SAW RACE In the Second Heat The Abbott Made a Dis_ astrous Break and Before He Could Re, covet His Gait Crcsctus Had Gone to the Front. (By AssoMato.l Ft ess.) NEW YORK. August 15.— The trotting interests of the Empire City have not received sul'U ;i boom in a quarter ol a century as was developed to-day at the Brighton Beach track, when, under the auspices of the New fork Trotting As sociation, the champi n stallion and champion gelding, Cresceus and The Ab bott, came together for a purse of $12,000. The Abbott, with his record of 2:03 1-1 of last season, and Cresceus; with his mark of 2:02 l-!. mad.- at Columbus, were to decide the question •■: which was the one to d° down in history as the fastest trotting horse now living. There was ;l larger crowd present than was ever seen on ;i New >>>rk trotting track. It was estimated that I ii.> 15*000 people were present. The weather was simply perfect for the great trial, ami the track was like velvet, tii mhU probably a second slow. Several times during the afternoon both horses put in som< pre liminary work, am! each time they passed (Continued on Sixth Page.) HON. JOHN L. JEFFRIES, OF CULPEPER, Who made a game fißht for Attornsy-Gsnsral but lost. WEATHER FORECAST. Forecast for Friday and Saturday: Virginia and North Carolina— Bain Fri day; clearing and warmer Saturday; fresh southeasterly winds, increasing:. I PKICE TWO CKJNTS All the Emoluments. Staff Correspondence.) But the woctds? a.-v full of men who would like t-> occupy some of those al leged soft bertha al Eh« Capitol or St;»te Library. Tin froth ; -. roree ot th-jse who hav< been down In the swamps are nearirig th< edge of tin woods and "nos ing around to set how the ground lay. It need surprisi no one should there bo opposition to several of !!'■■■ State offi cers. It is the ■ ise now, as it always has been, when political revolutions were wrought that the original band wagon crowd is many tirr.- s ;:s nun jrpus at the finish thai; when that vehicle started oat on its journey. To-day there were hundreds if not thou sands to !>t- found who were willini; to swear by all that it good and holy th.it he was the original Montague mar.. Just who Is entitl d to that claim im one can tell. i ; ; 111 1 this much i.-. certain, and that Is the movement thai has sw< pt ayer 1 the State ai.d placed Montague, VVUlard and Anderson upon the ticket had Its origin. at a confereni ■ o£ :i few Democrats in a little room :■.: W ishington soon after the Roanoke Con eriti n four years ago turned thi resolud aof Mr. J<-, n <>3 V\ AXTili > A ''i !.\ N< 'K. it' was evident to one who mix<*l (Continued on Third Page.