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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
Forecast for Saturday and _?n<!_. ;
Virginia and North Carolina?Fa;r and
warmer Saturday; Sunday fair, freah.
rcuthwesterly winds.
Montague, James and
Folkes the Orators.
White Supremacy the Great Issue
of the Hour.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Tr. dlscu.sing the empioyers' liabiiity
(Continued on Second Page.)
Ninth Infantry Attacked by Boleros,
Ten are Kiiled and Six
(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?
??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."
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
Likely That One Will be
Taken Shortly.
Nothing to be Done Tili Mr. Daniei's
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
_ ? ?
An Association Orsjanized at a Meeting He!d
in New Orleans.
(By Associated Press.)
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.
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
Schley's Side May be
Finished Next Week.
At Request of Rayner Court Will Not
Meet To-Day.
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
(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
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
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
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
"To whom were these remarks address
ed solely? Were they addressed to you at
"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."
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."
"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.
-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."
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
"As for the first signal." he sa.-?. "we
were already closing in. nnd it did ro*
iiifluence us."
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
"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."
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
(Continued on Second Page.)
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
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..
Five Men Killed by Cave
in of TurineL
Mass Weighing Hundred and Fifty
Tons Fell Without Warning.
Wcrkmea Rushed About Utterlng Crie*
That Added to the Confuslon.
Rock tlad to Be Blasted
(o Recover the Maogled
Bodies of the.
(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_
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.
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:
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
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.
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'

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