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The t3_sr__>meter ranged as follows at The Times ofhce yesterday: . A. M., 52; 12 M., ."VS; 3 1*. _L, 88; e P, M.. J(;3P. M., _>; 12 midnlffht, 48. Average, 6.5. VOT_ 1(. NO 2IS KICHMOND. VA. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 19. 1901 WBVTll-R FORECAST. Forecast for Saturday and _?n<!_. ; Virginia and North Carolina?Fa;r and warmer Saturday; Sunday fair, freah. rcuthwesterly winds. PRICE TWO CENTS Fl i.__ IN MANCHESTER Montague, James and Folkes the Orators. ISSUES DISCUSSED. White Supremacy the Great Issue of the Hour. APPEALS FOR BAKER AND TONEY Spcakers Criiicise Roosevclt for Entertaining a N.jro, and Mr.J'olkes Says tlie Possi bilily of its Repetition Should Bc Avoided tn Virginia. ".'?ntague's Splendid Ef f ort. Attornr-y-Gcncral Montague should feel fW?ud of the magnilicent reception which was teiideml him by the Virginia D_no eratic Club in Manchester last night. The cro-wd was large. enthusiastic and good-hxtmored; and listened nttentivcly to an able and eloquent address of nearly two hours'from the able young standard bearer oT the Democratic party. A strlng band was cn hand nnd played inspiring airs during the evening. On tlie stage were Hon. D. T_ Toney and Captain W. W. Baker. c__i__Iat_s for tlie House of Delegates; Judge John H. Ingram, Hon. R C. Folkes. Colonel B. O. James, ?Tr. W. C Pulliam and Mr. Augustine Royall. Mr. Montague was at his best, and his audienee _e_ponded generously to his ut tvi-ances. and when at the end of an l-.out he suggestcd th3t it was time for him to stop, eries of "Go on.' came from all brer the h_i_ He did go on, and for nearly another full hour discu<?sed the Issucs i_ r.n aible manner and poured hot shot into the camp of the Republicans nnd th_r leaders, wlio, he said. were p.oin_ up and down tlie State viilifying and _bu_i_g the Democratic party. Colonel B. O. James introduced _Ir. Montague in a -brief but eloquent ad _ro_s. and took -occasion to make a splendid appeal for the ticket. hotb State tain lonos that it was absurd to say that the Democralle party would oripple it? self Iby disfranrhising any white man. nn.l said this would never be done iri Vlngkiia. The meeting was a most stic ? ?? :sfu'. one. and good resultS are ex pectc_ to come from it. MR. BANKS PRKSIDB. . The m_ tinfc was called t<> order at r-:ir> o'clock by President F. W. Banks. .md Mr. W. C. 1 -illiam was. oh motion of Mr. i >. L. Tnicy. appolnted a domniittee cf our to escOrt Mr. Montague and Mr. James into the hall. Their entrahce was Ihe signal ior a ilattering outburst of applause, which was ronewed at trequent inlervals during the delivery of the very able addresses pf tl"- evening. Col. James was presented by Mr. Augus? tine Royall. and after a brief but Strik? ing address he Introduced Mr. Montagu to the audienee. Col. James said the lines were sharply drawn between the Democratic and :i puhlicah parilefe, and then he proc?eded Lo dellver some severe stritturc-s upon tlie latter. He denbunced the statemehts made by the Kepublicans that white men would be disfranchised by the fcbnyen Lion, and said there was abundant evi? dence that there was no semblance of truth in th<-m. He paid a glowirig tribute to the Democratic members of the con vention, and showed the fallacy of the statomrnts that they would take the right of suffrage from their own people. OVATION TO MR. MONTAGCE. Iu closing Col. James presented Mr. Montague in beautiful language; and re? ferred to bim as the next Governor of Virginia. Tbc band struck up an old Vir? ginia air. and then Mr. Montague came forwaid amid a storm of applause that fairly &hook the house, several ydlces m Ihe rcar of the hall crying out "He's tho only one.'" Mr. Montague said in opening that he would not indulge in any flippant talk. such as characterized the speeches of Col. Hoge. He had upon him the re? sponsibility of iixpectlng to be Governor or Virginia. Col. Hoge did not, and there? fore he might indulge in all sorts of wild taik. He toiiched lightly upon national issues which. he said, had no special bearing unon the canvass. and then launched upon an able discussiori of the home is sues, which hc- said were of vital personal interest to every white man iri the Sta; . -^._. er all, he said it was home govern? ment that brought Itself closcst to the people and that when- the United ,3v;t.s Government touchsd t*?: eitizen onee the State government touched him a hunuVed times, and the same rut.io held good as to Uie relative beneflts derived from the two gbyernments by the people. Mr. Montague asked if the record of the Democratic party had not been such in Virginia as to command the confidence oi tbc people and to entitle it to their support. He paid a glowing tribute to the judiciary of the State in going on to show that tho Democratic party had given the people a Clfcan and honest gov? ernment. Mr. Montague referred to Colonel Hoge's famous trip to Amoy, and created great merriment by feaying that Chauncey >?'?? Depew h.ad said that he had never heard of Mr. Hoge until he went through Cali? fornia "jumping from jag to jag." .He undertook to combat tbc statement of Colonel Hose that Virginia was "fossll ized." and then li. called attontic.i to the great slrid.s ms.de by the State since the war. He showed tliat the great war debt had been lifted from the backs of the people and the credit of the Common wealth placed" upon such a high basis that her bonds were eagerly sought by Other States, Minnesota alone having botight about r_.0O0.O00 of them. The At torney-Geii'ral spoke of the industries that had sprung up all over the State. and tlie cities that had come up like magic from the a.hos of war. 1HD.VT M__D TO ASK. Colonel Hoge Eaid that he (Mr. Mon? tague) had never had but one important case while Attorney-General of the Stut'". "Ask Jtidg* Ingram." said- tho _pt?k... '.Je knows an Important oaso nu . Colonel H?i___ de__ not" "We don't nee.d io u.k anyhody." shouted several vrflceSj and tbc audienee' cheered lo the echo. Th" speaker. went on to show tliat not withstanding the stat.r_en.t ?of ,Gol6nel Hor- that tb- St_JA w_k doing nothing for public education. that the Democratic party had founded and fostered the public school system and that lt was bringlng about reforms in' this line every y?ar. He promised his best cndeavors to see that the party carried out its pledges to make the system even more erileient than it is at present. He said the Dem? ocratic party had decreascd taxes from 50 to .0 cents on the $100 worth of prop? erty, and yet at the same time good government had been dispeused! to tne people; the Interest cn the State debt was being met and a sinking fund was being piled- up to meet the principal when it should fall due. He produced statistics from the United States Census Department to show that Virginia was /ar anead of her sister Southern States in the matter of public education, and then hc asked if the He publican party paid the taxes for these purposes or if they were paid by the party which Colonel Hoge was denouno ing all over the State as being opposed to Dublle education. He deciared that it was the purpose of his party to introduce technical and In? dustrial education into the schools ot the State, and he himself favored these reforms most heartily. He referred to the utility of the Mechanics' Institute, and said" more such institutions were nt-eded in the State. He bitterly denied the charge made by Colonel Hoge that tlie party was doing practically nothing for the old Confederate soldier, and showed that the State was contributing $170,QOO annually to the care and support of the Confederate soldier. He said the Underwood Constitution, which Colonel Hoge said was the best one the Slate ever had, disfranchfsed the Confederate scldier's of the State and- yet Colonel Hoge talked about ths Democratic record' on pensions. THE VITAL ISSUE. Coming to the question of suffrage. Mr. Montague said free government was an inherent right with thc white people. It was not so much with him a question of disfranchising the negro as lt was en franchising the white men of Virginia. and that this happy condition could never come fully and completely until the right of suffrage was taken from the ignorant and vicious negro. which the Constitu tional Convention would do. without dis franchising a single white man in the State. He charged that deceptiou had been preached and practlced by the Re? publicans in regard to the suffrage, and when the Democratic party was strug gling lo lift this dark cloud- from over the people, the Republicans. for politi? cal purposes. were trying to poisdri the mjinds of the white people with the slan der that the right of suffrage would be taken from them. The speaker asked the audience what they thought of President Roosevelt en tertaining n. negro at dinner. and then he ealled .ittention as along tho same line to the vile speeches of Messrs. Pedi go and Summers in the Constitutional Convention. With uplii'ted hands the orator deciar? ed: '"We do not desire to hurt the negro. but we decJare that he shall not be penriitted to hurt us.'.' The audience rose and shouted their approval. and-.there were loud cn'es of "go on," when the speaker said he was about to conclude. FALSE STATEJiEXTS. Mr. "Montague took up the suffrage plans reported and deciared that prop? erty v.-as not meritioned a.s a prerequisiie for votirig, and that the attacks of the Remiblicans upon them were slandcrs upon their framers. He referred) to tho charge that ihe Confederate soldiers would bo disfraricli-Sed1 under these plans, and said ii: the lirst lines of all the plans Confederate soldiers were allowed t--> v_.l_ without even pay.'ng the criplia tion tax. < ontinuirig. hc said: "Mr. Hoge says he has been sober for eight years. There votild bc some oxcuso for such state ments coming from drunken men, tmt ii is hard to know how one in his sober momerils could s<> far waufler from the trurh as to make such a statement. "Xo, my countrymen, the Democratic party will never saw off the limb upon which it i? silling by the disfranchising ui any part of the white people of this State." He said he knew the men who composed- ihe irisijority in the Consti? tutional Convention had the best inter? ests of the white people of thc State at heart, and it was all idlc- talk to say that they would disfranchise anv white man. L1ABIL1TY BILL DISCUSSED. Tr. dlscu.sing the empioyers' liabiiity (Continued on Second Page.) SOLDIERS SLAIN ' ON SAMAR ISLAND Ninth Infantry Attacked by Boleros, Ten are Kiiled and Six Wounded. (By Associated Press.) MANILA, October 18.?Five hundred Boleros attacked a detachment of forty six men of the Xinth infantry at Ban gajon. on the Ganiara river, Island rt Samar, Wednesday, kiiling ten and wound ing six. The remainder at the company arrived on the scene iri time to prevent .irthor slaughter and routed the enemy, ".illing over a hundred' of them. It is believcd that the enemy only re tired for reenforcements. As soon as the news was received at Catbalogan two guriboats were dispatchad, General Smith going iri jierson to the scenc. gexeral chaffee'S report. WASHIXGTOX, Oct. IS.?Following brlef cablegram from General Chaffce, rcporting the fight of the Xinth Infantry iu Samar Wed_iesdi_y, was received at the War Department this evening: "Manila, October IS. "To Corbln, Adjutant-Gcneral, Wash? ington: ??pnrty-six mcn. Company K. Xinth Rc-giment, Xinth United States TnfanttT, und-er First Lieutenant George W. Wal lace, in field Lower GancSara, Samar, were attacked by -100 Boiomen October 1G. Our loss ten kiiled. six wounded, names not received; Sl of the enemy left dead on the field. Enemy beaten off. (SigiKd) "CHAFFEE." WAR DEPARTMENT DISMAYED. WASHIXGTOX, Oct. IS.?The Wnr De? partment ofncials were somewhat dis mayed at the press report of the new setback on tlie Island of Samar. "JL'hey had no conflruiation from ofiiclal sources of the report, but this was true of the last affair of the kind which happened Iri Batangiga. Thc Xinth Infantry, which suffered there, was the same organiza tion that engaged iri ihe latest tightinc at Bangajon. though iri this case the company attacked is not known. An inspection of tHe disposition made Of tlie troops on thr> Ipl<->r>(~r of gn?- ? Miows that before the Batangigo fight there were no less than 3. sep_a-at posts. These were so dlspos.. that sup plies could be conveyed to the troops by water. General Hughes has left Samar and gone to the Island of Cebu to re^ ouperate. which accounts for the assump tion of thc command on Samar by Gen? eral Smith. Genefal Hughes was worn Out and suf? fered from tbe effects of a fall whiiet -h-tsing ln?_-rrrrtns in the mountants ?f i Samar. iTHE QUESTION OF A RECESS Likely That One Will be Taken Shortly. AS TO THE SUFFRAGE. Nothing to be Done Tili Mr. Daniei's Return. SUB-COMMITTEESAREAPPOINTED Mr. Fiood Heads the One on Apportion. ment and Mr. Watson That on Quaiification t o r Office. Alany Reports Neariy Ready io Be Sub mittcd. There was an effort made yesterday to authorize Chairman Keezell to call a con? ference of Democratic members for last night.it failed. The call was signed by just three less than the required number, and no amount of coaxing could secure the coveted majority of even one. 'TlK- object of the call was ostensibly to consider the question of length of recess to be talten for the election. From what had occurred on a certain occasion be? fore, the promoters of the call were iden tilied with a movement to force a pro nunciamento on the suffrage clause. ;ihis coincidence made members ehary of put ting their names to the paper. , it so, -n. to bo the prevalerit impreSsion that any action ori the suffrage report while Senator Daniel is sick and Major Anderson is unavoidably absent would be a discourtesy to these promment mem? bers of the Suffrage Committee that is not to be entertained'. Many of the members are receiymg ur gent calls from home fi'.m local candi? dates. It is nothing but right for them to feel the Obiigation of delegates to aid Iri the canvass and to contradict authorlta tlvely and in person the many campaign lies that have been launched withlu the past few days by tho Republican mana? gers regarding the work of the conven? tion. Apropos of this: A member from a Southwestern county was last night in reeeipt of a letter conveying thc intelli gence that in his county the report wiis being scriously circulated Lhat the con? vention had adont-d a "law" that man should have the right to make cider. grape or blaekberry wine without a license from the treasurer, which would cost .??.*), and that it could not be obtained until he had proved a good eharaeter. Judge Quaries. in a speech yesterday, said he thought the convention would be up with its work by Wednesday of next week, and he thought it should then take a recess until after the election. A member last night signiiied his in? tention of to-day offeririg a resolution to adjdurri from Thursday, October t-'lth, until Thursday, Xovember 7th. ln ariy event, it seems to be generally coriceded that there will bc no further effort to hold an executive conference prior to the recess, and that if a recess is not taken from to-day if. will cer tainly be taken on next Wednesday or Thursday. Several of thc members lrom the Southwest have already gone home and others are getting ready to leave, since tho effort to secure a conference fell through. Messrs. Thomas Leo Moore, Summers, Biair and one or two others of the Republicans have been ab? sent for ten days, stumping t-eir sections and mal-ing tt""*-?econ|vent_op_ -the fsext: 'ot their assaults upon thc Democratic party and candidates. Thc Committee on Education held two sessions yesterday. ln the morning Dele gate O'Flahcrty made an earnest and logical plea for the adopticn of his reso? lution providing that school trustees and county supeririteridentsS shall be. elected bv the people. ln the aiiernoon. Mr. Watson further discussed his resolution givirig to loc;U school boards 'discretion iri applying local school taxes. Mr. Earm,an strongly opposed the reso? lution. The committee arose without com? ing to a vote. Judge George K. Anderson is an aii tiiority on nomenclaturo. He was telling a group of delegates iri thc convention hall last night of a constituent of his who said he gave his sons the "Scripter" nnnv--s ?"Judos Iscariot," "Paschal Lamb," "Cincinnati" and "Ohio." "Btu," said tho Judge, "Cyclone Jim Marshall has a lady constituent up iri Craig who bears the euphonious and multitudinoiis entitle ment, "Arra.llicum Dallicum, Popo-d.od e lal-licum, God-bless-daddy's-little-Ga.tgh ter Brickie.' And you must say it fast like the Cyclone, to appreciate it." Some members are urging Senator With ers to enter a motion to-day to reconsider the vote by which Mr. Jarri&s W. Gor don's amendment was adopted. Mr. Gor? don yesterday ? successfully piloted, through an amendment to section S of the Bill of Rights. adding a comma after tiie word "record." They are twitting the champion of the tax-payers' pockets for sleeping at his post, while commas were being used so extravagantly. Mr. With ers turned the laugh on them when he said the English Parliament did not allow punctuation points in laws. The iaugh chauged into a roar when, taking out his pehcil. he figured that the' extra cost in metal. ink, typescttlng, paper, binding, wrapping and postage that one commfct would add to an edition of forty thous-tnd volumes, would amount to one hundred and eleven dollars and eleven and one eleventh cents. The badinage ceased, and those "who came to scoff remained to pray"?fo'r the gift of aceuracy. Senator Withers %valk ed off with his chin up and tliat sweet sraile which bodes danger to Mr. Gor? don to-day. Congressman H. D. Flood, acting chair? man of the Suffrage Committee, has an nounced - the following sub-committees in accordance with tho resolution passed by that body at its meeting on Thursdav. *On Apportionment ? Messrs. Flood (chairman); Thom and Stuart. On tirne of election of inembers of the Legisla lure and theli- qualfficatiohs for office? Messrs. Watson, (chairman); Wise trid Harrison. These committees will meet^and jier fect their reports as quiekly as poss'ble, but it will require n great deal of tinie, for both the subjects are exceptionally liitrlcate' odoa. "2"**"<* "Rju-Vinair Uquor -wusnlittfnn- xrl.tcij was at first approved by the Bill of Rlghts Committee, which after wards rvconsidered its action and will hereafter hear argument on the question, reads as follows: 1. No intoxicating liquors shall be sold in this State without a license therefor lirst obtained. 2. No license. to sell intoxicating liquors in quantities of less than five gallons shall be atuhorized or granted for a pe? riod o. more than twelve months. nor without the written request of a majority of the legally qualifled and registered voters actually residerit in the election precinct of the citv. town, village or _a. isterial district wherein such liquors are intended to be sold. The Committee on Executive Depart? ment had a meeting yesterday afternoon and periected the draft of the report of the revisory subcommittee. The full committee will deeide to-day as to whether the oflice of Second Auditor shall be made a constitutional one or not. The committee will make its report to the convention on Monday. lt is altogether likely that the conven? tion will take a recess from some day next week until after the election. with? out pay. Tt is known that the members, Without regard to party, are anxious to spend some days at their homes and help their local candidates for the Legisla? ture. While it appears now that the motion' to adjourn will not be made before next week, yet it would cause no surprise should the matter be brought up in con? vention to-day. There Is a marked determination on the part of tho committees to press their ?vork vigorously from now on. It was on ?motion of Dr. Mcllwa'.ne. chairman of the Committee on Publie Institutions, that no afternoon"session of the conven? tion was held yesterday, in or.er that his and other committees might be al lowed to meet. He was backed in his motion by Chair? man' Caraeron, of the Committee on the Executive Department. who, with a sub? committee, is laboring hard to complete his report. lt is expccted that several additional reports will be in the hands of the convention in a few days. The report of the Bill of Rights Com? mittee is the first matter to come. before the convention for flnal action. It was called up by Chairman Green yesterday. and -considerable progress was imulo in" its eonsiderat'oii. Things went nl^ng smoohly until section S. reiating to trial 'by jury, was reache_. and then there was a pretty little .ight, precipi tated by those who desire to see the ex pense of a jury saved to the State in casc^s where the jury.is wa.ived by agree nient of all parties. The amendment was reircted and the section is still nending. It will be taken up and disposed of to day. There is serious complaint among some of the members at the failure of the Com? mittee on Corporations to make a. report or take some action on the employers' liability bill. A member last night said the matter had ;been thoroughly argued weeks ago and tho committee did not even hold meetings to conf'er over this or the railroad corporation bill. He threatens to ask that the committee be discharged. Senator Cartor Glass, of Lynchburg, is again sick. and is detained at his room on that account. Leave of absence was j granted him by the convention yesterday. MR. HACKETT WILL RET1RE. Will Ask lo Be Relieved and Judxe Darling Will Sncceed Him. (P.r Associnlwl Pif>ss.) WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. IS.?Frank W. Ilaokett. the Assistant Secretary of the Navv, will ask to be relieved from that ollice shortly. He will resume his law practiee in Washington. Juuge Charies Darling, of Boiuiington, Vt. will be appcinted to the vacancy by the President. Judge Darling is strongly recommended by Senator Proc tor, and many other prrminent citizens of Vermont. He is understood to be a successful praetitioner in the courts of Vermont. and a man of high character and standing. DISTRfBUTiGN OF SEED. Thirly-sevcn MiHion Packages to Be Sent Out?A Change Alade. (By Associated Tross.) WASHINGTON, D. _., October IS.?The Department of Agriculture has completed plans for the annual seed aistribution throughout tlie country. Despite the fact that double Ihe amount of se.ds arc to bo serit out this winter, the prelimi nary work is advanced much further than in past years. There will be 37,0C0.C0j packeis of seed distributed, comprising both vegetables and flowers. A eliange has been made in the method of distributing cotton and forage crops, which now, instead of being sent broad east, will be sent only to certain soc tions where they are adaptable and" likely to bring about improved conditions. Ha? vana and Sumatra tobacco will be sent only to Florida. and certain parts of New England, where their culture has proven succ?ssful, and where muslin sheets sprcad over large tracts of tobacco area furnish the neeessary tropical conditions. Other types of tobacco plants will be sent to other seclions. _ ? ? SOUTHERN LUMBERMEN. An Association Orsjanized at a Meeting He!d in New Orleans. (By Associated Press.) NEW OBLEANS, Oct. IS.?The Lum bermen's Association of the South was orgttuized here to-day, and the following officers elected: Carl E. Drake", of the Drake Lumber Company of Atistiri, Tex., president; L. C. Allen, of the Allen & Curry Mamifae turing (^mpan. ?f Shreveport, La,, vice president: W. G. Harlow, of the Key ston Lumber Company of Yazoo City, Miss., secretary and treasurer. The membership of the association in cludes the wholesale and retail lumber dealers and lumber manufactrers of the Southern States. Its object is the promo tion and encouragement of State associa tions in the South and to encourage and maintain the business ethics and relations which should exist between the manufac turing- and business branches of the lum? ber trade. A board of directors was chosem consisting of one wholesale and one retail dealer from each of the States included in tfie association. GEN. J. A. WALKER. His Wonderful Vltalily His Only Hold on Life. - (Special Dlspatch to The Times.) WXTHEViLLE, VA., October IS ? General Walker's condition is ii.it improved, tind it is a mystery td the phy s.JiariS the way he keeps alive. He hac t_ree hemorrhages of the bowels early ci__ iKorhrn? witip.h WeaKftrien ritrti con siderahly. . J tNDOFINQlJI.Y NOW IN SIGHT Schley's Side May be Finished Next Week. ADJOURNMENT TAKEN At Request of Rayner Court Will Not Meet To-Day. MANY WITNESSES WERE HEARD. Eight in All Went on the Stand Yesterday but One Had Not Fiaished His festi raony at End of the Day?All Testify to Schley's Bravery and Com posure. (Br Associated Fress.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-Just before the Sehley Court of Inquiry adjourned to-day Attorney Rayner, counsel for Ad? miral Sehley, informed the court that he hoped to able to conclude the presenta tion of testimony by the applicant by the close of next week. He added that he thus far had not had opportunity to con? suit with witnesses who are still to be heard. He therefore, asked that an ad journment be taken from to-day until Monday. Speaking for the court, Auinnal Dewey said he was most happy to grant the re? quest. Accordingly, the court adjovrned until 11 o'clock Monday. The list of vjitr.esses examiti-d to-day included eight __m_3, but the t?to_r??a tion of the last of 'he witnesses called had not been coriclud-d when the a'.'.y came to a close. This last witness was Lieutenant B. W. Wells. Jr.. who sdrved during the war with Spfc._i as Admiral Schley's fliig lieutenant or private scute tarv. Commander Xicholson told Ihe story ot the battle of July 3_ as he saw lt froin the deck of '.he Oreg-on. He said thn.c the movements of the Oregon had not _et.? eontrolled by signals from the Brook1. .-n. and he expressed the opinion that the Oregon was nearer to the Color. than the Brooklyn was. From the line of tho examination relat ing to tlie fight cf July 3d already pur sued it is evident that it is the intention of Mr. Rayner to have Lieutenant Wells give a complete history of Admiral Schley's actions during the Spanish War. When the court adjourned he had reaehed the period of the batt'e if July 3d, hav? ing gone quite minutely invo other iocl-' dents of the eami.aign up tt that time, including Ihe receipt of dispatches from Admiral Sampson. The list of witnesses called for to-day included Lieutenant-Commander Reginald F. Is'ieholson, who was navigator of the Oregon during the campaign of 1S0S; Dr. Charies M. Devlin, past assistant sur geon; Captain J. L. Hannum, retired, who was chief engineer of the Brooklyn dur? ing tiie war with Spain; J^ieutenant F. Carter, Ensign W. R. Cronan, Carpenter J. H. Warford, all of whom were cn the Brooklyn; Mr. Hunley, who was chief ma chinist on the Texas, and Lieutenant B. W. Wells, Jr.. who was Admiral Schley's flag lieutenant. It is expected that Cap? tain Clark. of the Or?go_. will be among tho witnesses to bc heard early next week. THE CONVERSATION. While Ensign Marble was on the stand for the purpose of correcting his former testimony, he was further interrogated by Judge-Advocate Lemly concerning the conversation between Captain Sigsbee, of the St. Faul, and Comm|idore Sehley overheard 'by him (the witness) when Captain Sigsbee came aboard the Brook? lyn. off Santiago May 26th. Captain Lemly: "May not Captain Sigs? bee have said. 'I have been here about a week, and have not seen anything of them,' or words to that effect, meaning the Spa.nish fleet?" "No, sir, as I remember it." he said. "They could not be here unless I knew it." "To whom were these remarks address ed solely? Were they addressed to you at all?" "No. sir." "Under the circumstance., may you not have failed to hear all that Cap? tain Sigsbee said'.'" "After hearing tiie conversation. which I have given, Captain Sigsbee and the Commodore walked off, so I could not hear what was said. and I went bclow." FROM TIIE OUEGON. Lieutenant-Commander Nicholson, of the Oregon, was then called and began his recital of the story of the battle of July Crd, Which hc had observed as navi? gator of the Oregon. He was, he said, on the deck of his vessel, and added: "Occupying the position I did during the day of the engagerhent, I neeessarily saw considerable of it. The incidents of that day commenced about 9:30 or five minutes before, when the first call to quarters had been sounded. Then the Spanish ships were seen coming out of the harbor, were seen, in fact, by prac ticaliy the whole crew at the same time. "When the first ship started to go around the cry went up: 'there they go!' I Iooked toward the harbor and sa.w the first ship. Her bow was making a, turn into the last reach of the harbor on her way out. She was followed In suc cession by the others. I went to my sta? tion, first on the bridge, then down to the conning tower and saw that the proper connections were made." AFTER THE ENEMV. "In the meantime the signal had been sounded to general quarters, and by this time steam was coming, all the boilers and blowers were going full tilt. and' a few minutes afterward Captain Clark came up. Going slowly at first, the speed inereasihg all the time, we turned ship with starboard helm and started toward the enemy. They came out at full speed, apparently much faster than we were at this time. By the time we were straightened. out, well to the west? ward they were all ahead' of us. The Iowa started in, she belrig to the west? ward of us, apparently got in closer to the enemy than ' we did, because we passed under her stern. ,A few minutes after- that, on our course to the west? ward; we passed under the stern of the Texas, apparently stiil in the water. I called Captain Clark's- dttention to this. . course. firing. commenced on both sides at the time tiie flrst ship cleared the mouth of the harbor. We returned the fire at l"_ge range, probably" three and one-_a_f'to four'miles off at that point. LOOK OUT FOPt COLLISION. -W_?_ ? cr__a_ undar th?? TevaR stern We saw the Iowa ccming out on a course nearly parallel to a converging course with ourss. * notlced her a lit? tle abaft our starboard beam. Captain Clark at the same time noticed her and ealled my attention to her and told me to look out and avoid a collision. Xo collision was very immlnent, but we d'd change our helm and passedi on. 1 did: not see any more of the Iowa. After the action commenced we passed' the Texas and the Iowa. The only ship then ahead of us was the Brooklyn. "She was well o.- her accustomedi po? sition?well off to the westward. All the Spanish ships had gotten out by this time and we were pursuing them, head ing for the leadlng ships. We notlced the Marla Teresa cirop astem at less speed then at first, saw llames leaping up and out from her, which convinced- us she was on fire. A few minutes after that the Oquendo appeared to be cov? ered with smoke and we concluded that she also was on fire, which proved to be a fact." BROOKLYN OUT OF LIXE. Just about this time the Viscaya, which stamoaraed her helm, seemed to head off to the southward and west toward tiie Brooklyn and fell out ot" line. lt then bc came evident that the Colon was pulling out of battle and running along the shore but it was developed that she was run? ning away and had more speed than all the other ships. The Viscaya headsd to? ward the Brooklyn. She ran that course for scme time and then straightenod oul again; then turned ln shore, and a, few minutes after that ran ashore also. Ther< is no question about tlie Viscaya pulll.ig out of the general Spanish line to the southward, because a short time after this Captain Clark turned around and catiecl m> attention to _ome objects ir the water that Usoked like fioating buoys apparently three or four feet above the water. We thought they were nets with torpedoes between thein. probably thrown out to injure the ship. I ported the helrr and before I could do anything we passed over the spot and fpririct that we were in the wake of Viscaya. Commander -Vicholson then detailed the ciiase or" the Coion. her st'bsequent going ashore and surrender. Commander Nicholsor. said that he re? called somo signals from the Br loiityri on the day ,of the battle. _m.n; others. one at the beginning of the ba-.lo to ckse up. and another at the close of The ?-.' gagement, saying: "Well done, Ore g'.n." "As for the first signal." he sa.-?. "we were already closing in. nnd it did ro* iiifluence us." THE BROOKLYX. In reply to questions- front Mr. Rayner, the Witness said he could not say posl tively that he had seen :'ne 3 ooklyn r.iako her turn. but that he lia't seen her change her position. He had never seen the Brooklyn and the Toxa-r, when they were closer togcther than r. mile or a mile and a half. He also said that he did not remember any signal from the Brooklyn to the Oregon to use her 13 inch guns on the Colon. ''Did the Oregon use her 15-mch guns eariy in the action?" Captiin Lcmy asked. -as his first qtiestijn, on crcsi examination. "Oh. yer>\" was the responsp. "But she s^nted using them during 'hs ohase of the Colon, as that vessel was so far awnr that tc use them would have h-ien a w?.st-_ of ammunition." OP.FGOX NEAREE. In re-snohse to another question by Captain Lemly. Commander Xicholson said: . "I thought the Oregon was nearer the enemy during the chase than the Brooklyn, but the distances varied some what. At one time the Brooklyn had ap? parently turned to head off a turn of the Colon toward Cape Cruse." The Court asked questions of Comman? der Xicholson as foliows: "Was the Oregon in her proper block ad'ing position when the Spanish ships started out?" "Practically, yes." "What was her course with reference to the Morro?" "About four miles dlstant and a little eastward to south of it." "What was the distance between the blockading positions of the Oregon and the Brooklyn?" "From three to four miles in the day time: they were nearer togetiier at night." (Continued on Second Page.) MR. ROOSEVELT'S PICTURE IliSSED Audience at the Bijou Shows its Feeling Over the Booker Washington Episode. '_.'?? hisslng of President Roosevelfs picture as it was thrown upon the cur tain before the large audience at tbe Bijou Theatra last night but. shows how quick tho good will of the Southern peo? ple towards the President, has been turned to derision and contempt by the episode of "Wednesday night, when; he in tertained Booker T. Washington at dinner in the White Hcuse. Heretofore the picture has been greeted with cheers, but last night when it came unannounced before the audience, there was a sudden siience and then from cer? tain sections came slow hisses, which were taken up, and before it vanisbed, the sound of hissing seemed to come- from every seat. As the snake-like sound sub sided, some one in the rear of the house asked a friend standing near, "what did they hhiss that picture for?" His question was promptiy answered, "He ate with a nigger." The incident was cntirely unexpected. It was but an outburst of public feeling and condemnation of the Presideafs course which is universally condemned here. In Washington. (Special Dispateh to The Timas.) WASHINGTON, D. C, October IS.?Vir glnians are at Washington hotels to-day as foliows: E. T. D. Myers. J. A. Nelson, George Lane. W. A. Huddlestun and W. B. Baldwin, Richmond;''C. W. and N. I_ Holland. Eastville: B. L. Prince, Staun? ton; F. H. Smith. Danville: R. P. Thorn hill and wife, I.yntiiburg, and George A. Van Lear and wife. Roanoke. Trades Parade Pri?s. (Special Dispateh to The Ti__e-0 LYNCHBURG, VA., October IS.? The prizes in the Trades Parade : yesterday were awarded as foliows: First prize?Adams BrotherS;.and Paynes Company: second?J. R. Millner Com? pany, and the C. H. A.mond Dry-Goods j ConvjaJitf- Tliulr-iir. Ciw_rl__i McLeo-t. i on sale at Chesapeake and On'n nnd ~*"-_.r- j folfe aiid Waatam o__tc_ar.. CRUSHEDTO DEATH B. MASS OF ROCK Five Men Killed by Cave in of TurineL TREMENDOUS CRASH. Mass Weighing Hundred and Fifty Tons Fell Without Warning. CREATED PANIC FOR TIME, Wcrkmea Rushed About Utterlng Crie* That Added to the Confuslon. Rock tlad to Be Blasted (o Recover the Maogled Bodies of the. Victlms. (By Associated Press.) NEW 1'ORrC. Oct. IS.?Five men were killed and two injured this morning, wHeh a_ enormous mass of rock cavedi ln from the side and. roof of the Rapld Transit Tunnel, in course of construction on Broadway. about the Ilne or 164ttt Street. in this city. The dead are: Peter O'Hara. 35 years old. Tlmothy Kelh-her, tl. years old. John Goronsky. Patrlek M___en, foreman of the muc_ ers. Lulgi Danife, 25 years old. . The injured are: Domenlco DePetre, taken to the hospital with scalp wound and broken leg. Italian laborer. name unknown. Injured about the left foot. The section of the tunnel witere the cave-ln occurred is 105 feet below tho surface. A shaft leads to the tunnel and from this snaft headings extend north and south, each beirig about 5W feet long. The slide occurred- ln the south heading about 440 feet from the shaft. A gang of twenty rock drillers was work? ing in the extreme south end of tne heading and about fifty feet from the end. A gang, mjide up of twenty muck ers and a foreman. was removing -ne debris produced by the blasttng. WITHOUT WARNING. Wilhout warning the mass oi rock, .--ix ty-three feet long. eleven feet wide aid ten feet high, and weighing about !-"t' tons. fell with _ tremendous crash direet ly wh?re th?.- muckers were working, al? most closing the tunnel and creacin_ a panic among t*e two or three hundred men at work in other seetions. Greuc clouds of dust tilled the whole excava. tion. The frightened men. most of them Italians, shout-.d in wild excitement, and iindlng themselves cut otf, as they thought. made wild effortsto escape, their cries ? dding to the conftision and horror. Before long. however; all frride their way to the street. and the work' oi re_ec'i__ the muckers was commenced. At tirst it was suppbs'ed that at least a dozen men had been buried under tha ? debris. Word of the accldent had be?.-? quickly spread, and soon an anxiotit crowd gathered around the siiaft. scoi__l of men and women crylng and wringlnjj th?ir hands while the rescuera workod with tremendous energy to reach the ??:_ tombed workmeh. Depetro and the un? known Italian were not buried under tha mass of rock and were th. tirst foutul. When the rescue party began lo removu the rock they found the mangled bodie_ of O'Hara, Kelleher i_id Goronsky. Xnj bodies of Madden and B.-intfe wi re buri .?* under masses ot rock which could not be moved. and could not be extrtcated, a. though thev were in plain slght: WORK OF HOURS It was the work o? hours to drill tlu holes and charge them. At _:15 in th>: af? ternoon the charges were fired with th< result that ihe body of Foreman Mad? den was removed piecemeal. The next blast uncovered the body of Danife. O V. V. Powers, senior assistant engineer, ln charge of the eontraet, -said that th? fall of the rock would in no way inter fere with the safety of the tunnel. To-night it was said that the fallen mioss of rock had been blown to pieces, and that no more bodies had beem found nnd it is not believed that any raore lives were lost Owen Bly. the section boss, who was ir charge of that portion of the tunnel, wa: placed under arrest. He was later taken to the Harlem Police Court and remand ed to the coroner's office. where Corjonei Zucca paroled him until to-morrow. May he Jim 1 owcry. fSpeciul f>lsp:tt,-Ii to TRe Tlihes.) -\:.II_L1A. VA., " October IS.?R. M Thom.-i3 arrested a riegro man hsrra yesterday auffosed to b. Jim Lower? alias Stephen Jenktns. He i. thought __ ho the maii that shot th. Chief of Polici of Shelby, N. C. He kr.ows some thing about the sh.'ot ing. and cotnea up to the discription verj well. THREE JOCKEYS HURT. Races at Atlanta Yejterday Wert Replou With Accidents. (By Associated Fre_0 ATLANTA, GA., _ct. IS.?Three jockeyi were hurt to-day. one ot them danger ously, in the races now being given here by the Int*rstat_ Fair Association. ln the mile hurdle Henry Gibhs and Dewey D. collided at the north jump, throwirig both horses and rid?-r.. rtig gins, on Henry Gibbs, had his collar borie broken an<l sustained severe ia juries. and Pierce. the rkler of Dewey D., broke his ankle. The horses were only slightly hurt. Ia the fifth event, Intent, piloted by Jockey Castro, was erowded Into the fence. Castro was hurled to the ground and picked up la an unconsclous conui tion. The jockey's condition to-night !3 serious, but it is not thought that ftls injuries will result fatally. HtlFFORD MAY RECOVER. Deputy Sheriff Waldron Otit oa R.iid-?Wlr Plcad Sef?-D.__i__ (By __3oeJ?tcd _W?.) ROANOKE, VA.. Oct. IS.?News reaehed here to-night from Weich. V.. Va., tc the effect that Robert Hufford. who was so badly injured in an affray Wednesday night. was still alive and may recover, and that no one else was seriously hUrt. Deputy" Sheriff John W. Waldron. ot McDowell. who ia atlegetJ to have done the shooting. has been indlcted by th? grand jury. and i. out on bond, was ic Bluefleld to-day. Waldron's plea wilt 6. _eift_efeniw. *fe tfalms Hufford wa*,, verv drunk .?*___. h_>. _tt_c___S ___.. a_i that h_ did not shoot uni. ?* w-. ii?_e*, ?arv to. ___?_?! hl_v_al'