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The rango of the thermometer at. t???? Times Building y<5St?wday was as fol? lows: f? a. M.. ft*?: 32 M?. OO: :*? P. M., 64; O P. it. 64; 9 G. M., oG; 12 P. ?., oi. Av _as* 50.0. VOL?. 17. NO, 37. tsr. Poi memmt tor matnroar anA ?ap?*? ? X irnlni*? Rain Saturday. ?G?,t?-*(1?? hy, fair in mornlmr ln northern portion; Son? day raits, light to fresh north I? eu(. North Carolin*?RjUn Saturday; ?Sunder fair in -west, rain in ?east portion; _? A winds mostly south. TEN PAGES RICHMOND. YA., SATUKBAY, MARCH 22,1902. PRICE TWO CENTS ? IST SENSATION! George Greeiv, Known as Mar? ried Man. Proves a Woman. DEATH TELLS THE SECRET Amazement of Gentlemen Who Dressed the Corpse. RELATIONS IGNORANT OF IT The Wife Overcome With Grief, But Now Tbat George Is Dead, ceres Not Thai tbe Secret Kept for Forty Years in Her Cud Breait is Known to tbe World?People of Ettricks Are Aiucli Exercised, (FpftClnl Dispatch lo Tho Times.) PETERSBURG. VA?, March 21.?The little manufacturing town of Ettrick, across th?s river from this city, is under intense excitement over the greatest sensation known to its oldest inhabi? tants. George Groen, a citizen known to evenv man, woman and child in tho vi? cinage as a man. turns out to be a wo? man. George Green, who was seventy-two year? old, and who for forty-one years ha.1 been known to the world as the hus? band of Mary Green, who had mixed with men, consumed a. man's daily ration of tobacco, worn boots, trousers, sus? penders, coats ana waistcoats, was a female. A REMARKABLE LIFE. George Green died at homo an Ettrick. near this city, at 3 o'clock this morning. Green came here three months ??go from Raleigh. N. C. near which place he owned a large cotton plantation. Being mi invalid from a complication of heart disease and dropsy. Green bed done no work for a year, and v.:.s supported by his -wife and sister's children, most of T.hom worked in the cotton mills in Ei .?-ick. When Green's death became known tlie sympathy of the little, town .-.roused, and men. out of pity for human? ity, offered their resistance to the widow. ?J'nree gentlemen went in to prepare the body for burial ATTENDANTS ASTOUNDED. When Th* apparel had been removed, and tho Identity of the form bVcame ap? parent ?? these gentlemen, they stood | Speechless. ga-.ing at each other. I It seemed moments before ;i word j ?war. spoken, and one of the number, al- | most overcome hy surprise, declared in an audible whisper. "He is a woman." These words relieved the awful silence, ?.ut tiie ?evident fact remained in ihe minds of ?these gentlemen Uiat they were preparing Ihe body of ? woman for burial. They did not rush hastily at conclusions, bui were Bat i sued that their lirst. impros r.ions were, correct. They proceeded witn the utmost care to examine and prepare the body, and so it was dressed in its accustomed masculine apparel, and was ready for tho undertaker. When the men b'ft the home, they could hardly speak nf it for consternation. From th?- innocent expressions of the face? of the little family it is evident lhat they have been ignorant of the fact, whom they called uncle was indeed a woman. They disdained the suggestion. und when it was lold them that such was reported to be true, they said "The face ilself would show he was a man." CH ANG E FROM' BA D H EA ???". Green, thirty-live years ago, weighed ever two hundred pounds. Disease and ::ge have wrought their work upon the *f?->rm, and in death it weighed prohahly pno hundred and twenty pounds. The face ?-bowed no sign of beard, and the man who went through tlie. process of shaving, Hai?i only two or three white hairs were to be found on the face. Daily has Green worked with men. and never a suspicion lhaf tneir companion was a woman. Everywhere Green's identity bas been undiscovered, nnd but for tho fact that ?men were called to shroud the form the. .public would never have, known that <*reen. the husband, was a woman. Tlie body in form and ligure, and every re rpeet, resembles that of a woman. The ?aee. rather dark in <;omplcxion. is de? cidedly feminine? when carefully looked Into, shows unmistakable feniinine lines. "C?reen was the last born of triplets, and fhe mother died at their birth, the mother died at their birth. Green came to America from England when only a child, and lived for many years in Canada, going from there to Rochester, New York, then to Uie oil ?distaci of Pennsylvania, then to Erio county and several years ago moved to V.'alt? county. North Carolina, about live Snllea from Raleigh. In Eri?? county thirty-live years ago Green married Mr.*--. John Biddle, of War SUtid. Pa., who was Miss Mary Givens, Vf Qhjo. Green and the wife came to txt54?*rsbiir'* about three, months ago. Mrs. puzzle t'ouver, now living in Eric. Pa., Is a daughter of Mrs. Green by her Jirst ?.narriate, and is a woman about forty one vears of age. GREEN'S FAMILY. Green had a brother and a sister, the latter. Mrs. John Moriarty. who. with four sons and three daughters, lives In this city. When Green went to Raleigh twenty seven -yenrs ago. the now emaciated ?body weighed about two hundred and twenty-.i ve pounds. For the past year **-reen has boon an invabd. suffering irom drops}' and heart trouble, and it ras this complication of diseases that ?-.-.used death. The entire family dis? claim thc idea tltat the body is that of n woman and say thai idle slanderous tongues are responsible- for thc report ior which thero is not tlie slighter* foun? dation. From the evidence of the three then who shrouded tho body not Mie ??lightest doubt prevails Uiat Green was j. woman, and Mrs. Oreen herself, now that death lias revealed the truth, makes no further denial of her strange mat? ing between women. uVKRCOME WITH GRIEF. The wife i? almost overcome wJth grief. No ?sorrow more profound or deeper was ever seen. As soon as tho body had been prepared Mrs. Green, the wife, was In? terviewed. "Did you ljnow your hus Trand was a woman before you married him." ?ho wan ajsked. "No." replied Of. firmly a? her grief would penn It her to emphasize lier words. Then ?he was a?ked if any one save Mvarmalt knew ths.t Gr*sen was a woman. Sho said that no person, on earth taxe herself knew, it; that it -ivas a secret known to them alone, and she liad Kept it carefully guarded from the world, mother, father, sisters?all?and that the family then in the house knew it nor. To another ?question she replied that she could gel no woman to assist her ir. preparing the body, and then the mascu? line neighbors offered their services. She was told that thc secret she had borne in her bosom so many years could have been burled with the woman she had loved as passionately as if she were a man. had she only attended the body a.1 on e. XO EOXGER ? ?SECRET. She said: VI know it. but death has come now; it can do her no harm for the truth to be known.'' She was questioned further, but resolutely declined to say. more. Why Uie passionate love of these wo? men for each other existed may never be known. The reporter called se\*e.ral times this afternoon and evening- for another con? versation with the grief-stricken woman. but he was not permitted to see her. Each timo he was told that she was peacefully sleeping-, and her family refused to wake her. Back of all there may be still a. deeper mystery. Many reasons are suggested for this disguise, but absolutely nothing definite.' Green is said to own some valuable -property near Raleigh. N. C. but this case obiained recently, and. therefore, could not be connected with the disguise. It is a. mystery still unsolved, and the problem can only be worked out hy the woman so long thought to be a wife. "???Y RUMORS. All sorts of rumors are afloat in Et tricks to-night, and the intensest curi? osity prevails in regard to the case. It is believed by some that Mrs. Green will now prove 1o bo a man, and thnt they swapped identity for some purpose known only to themselves. So certain ar?-? citizens that further revealment will come, that there was talk to-night of watching the house. Green is said to have considerable property in Raleigh. ORDERED FROM THEIR OWN HOMES Cave-in on Park Avenue Rendered Them Unsafe?Loss Nearly $I00:000. (?? Associated Press?, ?NEW YORK. March 21.?Fark Avenue, this city, to-day was again the scene of an accident, which, while it entailed no loss of life, caused a. property loss of considerable proportions. The brown stone fronts of several four-story pr?? vate houses on the cast side of thc avenue s..i>k from thc undermining of the foun? dations by excavations for the Rapid Transit tunnel. The lirst serious ?-avo-in occurred when the sidewalk and aveaway of Xo. 55 Park Avenue sank to a considerable depth, leaving the front wall with no support ard exposing the cellar. The houses on either side of Xo. ?"*?"> were also rendered unsafe. Late iu the afternoon a. further i-?ttiing1 ol" the walls and sidewalks and 11.* residents on thc cast, side of the block were ordered by the police to leave their h'.mes. The financial loss was estimated al ?T?,flOO to ?100.000. (Special Dispatch to Tlie Tin?*??-.) NORFOLK, VA.. March 21.?The arrest hue to-night of W. Lindsay Bibb, con? testant from the Good Government side 1..1 a Legislative seat from this city, created a sensation. The charge against him was that he took from the room at ine Monticello Hotel of II. .T. Barnes $26?. Barnes is from Hinton, X. C, and has not known Bibb before, he says. The ??tory, as he tells it. is that Mr. Bibb, whom he met a short, while before, came to his room and invited hiin out to .sup? per; that he declined, and ask ?ed Bibb to stop with him. This he did. Barnes says, hut. upon awaking he found his money gone. Newspaper men were not allowed to ? earn from Bibb his side of the case to? night. The friends of the accused claim that political reasons underlie the arrest. s\ l_gorio will become Bibb's bondsman in $500. Bibb was bailed this morning, lie im? mediately made a statement denying the charges and asking a suspension of ?iu?g ment by the public THE METHODISTS GET TOGETHER Joint Commission of Churches, North and South, Meets in Baltimore. (By Associated i'ress.) BALTIMORE. MD.. March 21?The first session of a joint commission rep? resenting the Methodist Episcopal Church and tho Methodist Episcopal Church. South, began to-day p~t the ????????'? College in this city. The conference is private. A member of the commission of Northern branch of the church said that the result of the conference will undoubt? edly be far-reaching, and it will be im? possible to predict its general scope. Following are some of the items that will be brought up for consideration: Unification of mission Tvork in all for? eign fields. Strengthening the various posts of the two ?churches by thorough organization end equipment. Thc establishment of a more economic basis of operation. The establishment of a joint theologi? cal seminary in the foreign field. The establishment of a joint female seminary in the fore!?srn fleld. ? proposition to ?establish a joint book Nota Dollar Added to the Appropriation. OVER SIXTY MILLIONS The Senate Passed Two Import? ant Bills Yesterday. TO HAVE A MILITARY GUARD BH! for Protection of Chief Ex?cutive Pro? vides One That Shall Be Furnished With ?No Unnecessary Display?Other Measure Enacted by the Upper House Was for Repeal of War Revenue Tax. (By Associated Press.) AVASHINGTON, D. C, March 21.?The House to-day passed thc river and hor bor bill, which has been under considera? tion throughout the week. Although sev? eral minor amendments were adopted, not a single dollar was added to tho measure, and as passed it carried ex? actly what it did when it camo from the committee?$60,BSS,2137, including au? thorizations. Mr. Sulzer, of New York, attempted to force a. record vote on the final passage of the. bill, but only three members. Messrs. Smith, of Towa; Fitzgerald, of New York, and Cochran, of Missouri, supporter! him. Something of a flurry was caused by a.n amendment offered by Mr, Gaines, of Tennessee, to an amendment", which was presented and adopted yesterday on mo? tion of Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, to permit the ?Secretary of ??.??- to grant leases to the owners of.land abutting lock and dam number one at Nashville, Tenn.. for the use of the water power creatcd by that. dam. to? allow the con? struction of inlet and outlet canals, etc. Mr. Richardson's amendment met with no opposition yesterday. Mr. Gaines amendment, to the amendment; provided that the lease or grant of this'water power sho"id h? to the liVhnci bidder. NO PERSONAL INTEREST. Mr. Richardson explained his connec? tion with the original amendment in which he said ho had no personal inter? est. He said that last summer at the request of some constituents of his. wh?' desired to obtain the privilege of using the water power at Nashville, he and Senator Car mack emne te AVnshin?trui to see thc Sec? retary " XVar about the? matter. The secretary, he said, declined to grant the request for the use of the. water, saying it was a. matter which Congress should pass upon. There the matter rested un? til a short time ago. Mr. Riehnrdson said, when his constituents a.sked him to call Hie matter tg the attention of Congress, and he had done so. "I had no further interest in the matter;" said he, "than to do my duty by my constituents, who had asked me to come here, and who had paid my way." Mr. Gaines insisted that the rights to be W. LINDSAY BIBB HELD ON A SERIOUS CHARGE Contestant for Seat in Legislsture Accused of Larceny of $260 from a Norfolk, Virginia, Hotel. concern ?ind publishing house in China. Thc establishment of secular and reli? gious papers in the foreign fields. A large number of other important questions will be. discussed at tlie session of thc commission, some, of which will refer to tlie work in the home field. Thc joint commission is composed as follows: Methodist Episcopal Church, South? Bishops John C. Granbery. W. W. Dun? can and R. K. Hargrove: Rev. Dr. E. E. Hoss. Nashville, Tenu.: Rev. G. G. Mas Dowell. Judge Walter Clark. Raleigh, N. C.: Prof. R. W. Jones. Oxford, Miss., and Col. Asa Holt, Abilene, Texas. Methodist Episcopal Church?Bishops S. M. Merrill, J. M. Waiden and Circus V. Foss: Rev. Dr. John F. Gouclier, Baltimore: Rev. Dr. H. G. Jackson, Chicago. 111.; Rev. R. J. Cook, Chatta? nooga. Temi.: Judge Thomas If. Murray, C'leari.cld. Pa.; R. T. Miller. Cincinnati, Ohio; T. B. Sweet, Topeka, Kansas. KILLED HIS EMPLOYER. The Act Justified by thc Circumstance?,. Conductor's Arm /Hashed Of. (Special Dispai?*h to The Times.) RALEIGH. N. C. March 21.?Q. S. ??.dams, a farmer in Barton's Creek Town? ship, was shot and killed this afternoon by John Nipper, an employe on the farm. Adams came to Nipper's house intoxicated, was overbearing, struck his mother, ana attacked Nipper himself. Later Nipper got a gun and shot him dead. The load of shot took effect in his right breast. He then went to an officer and gave himself up. The killing is generally pronounced jus? tifiable. Capt. W. .T..Rand, of Raleigh. Seaboard Air Line, freight conductor, fell from his train at Cheraw this afternoon, and - his left arm crushed so that amputation was necessary." "(.and was riding on a. fiat car and fell off in such a way that his arm fell on the track, under thc car wheels. He was making a, run from Hamlet to Cheraw, WAS IRRESPONSIBLE. Elevator Attendant Twice Set Attor House Afire. - (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, March 21.?Edward Far ley, who was an elevator attendant ac the Astor House, was arrested to-day, charged with causing the two mysterious tir?is in the Astor House last M'edncstlay night. He made a statement to the police saying that ho started, the fires and that he did not know why lio had dono it. He -was under the influence of liquor at the time, he ?aid. given away tinder his-colleague's amend? ment were exceedingly valuable. He! saia" that a Now York concern had offered ?SS95.000 for similar rights at Chattanooga. At the "War Department, he said, it was estimated that the wacr rlgn.j at Nash? ville were worth'several million dollars. * After some further discussion tho Gaine's amendment, modified slightly, was adopt? ed._ In the Senate. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. O, March 21.?Two important measures were passed by the Senate, to-day?tho bill for the repeal o? thc war revenue taxes and that for thc protection of tlie President of ,the United States. The revenue bill was passed without division and after only one short speech. Mr. Tillman embraced the op? portunity to -pretest' against the repeal of the duty of ten cents a pound upon tea. . - < r; The. owners of ?tea now In this country In bond, Mr. Tillman said, would got the benefit of the r^mova.l. of duty to the amount of ^.OM'.'O?O. Since the duly had been levied upon' tea the United States had been receiving a better quality of tea. which had been supplied to the people at no increased price. He said, too. that the exp; riment of-tea culture was being made in South Carolina, and he believed it would be successful. This was a "baby industryV and really needed the protec? tion. The tea. culture, industry ga.vc occu? pation to many colored children, and might do much other good. The bill for tho protection of the Pres? ident was under discussion during the greater part of the session. Mr. Patter? son, of Colorado, made an extended speech in opposition to it.. and Mr. Fair? banks, of Indiana, advocated it in a forceful address-?. Amendments were offered by Senators Continued on Ninth Page.) SEVERAL NORMAL SCHOOLS NEEDED Earnest Presentation of the Sub? ject by Dr. Frazer, of Farmville. The Committees* of ' the Senato and House on Public Institutions and Edu? cation held a. joint session last night. A number of the members of the Richmond Education Association were present for the purpose of presenting to the commit? tee the. importance of ?establishing one or moro State female normal schools in ad? dition to the one in operation in Farm? vrlle. Mr. .T. Stewart 'Bryan, representing the ?association, addressed the committees briefly. He was followed by Dr. Robert 11'ra.zer. until recently at the. head of the. Farmville School. Dr. Fraser thought the State ?could not find a better way to spend JtfOO.C?**) than, in Ibn education of female teachers to whom m? entrust the instruc? tion of the 700,000 children of the State. The State now spends ?2.HX>.(X)0 on public schools. Dr. Frazer thought it would do belter to put ?l.GOO.COO on public schools and $500,000 on normal instruction. The State should have at hast five or six more normal schools like the one at Farmville. This would be better than to enlarge this school, as the best results come in a. school of about 250. thinks Dr. Frazer. Thc. Farmville School cost the Slate but $15,000 ?.year. - "The great, trouble with the schools of the. State," said Dr. Frazer, "is the. lack of competent teachers. Teaching is one thing; hearing lessons another." Dr. Frazer thought any live Virginia, town would get together *100,00ft to start ?such a. school if the State would th"n locato it. Tho school, apart from other! benefits, would bring over $15,000 a year to* the town in cash, a good return on an outlay or .$100,000. The suggestion of the association was that the subject of establishing one or more additional female normal schools he referred to an ad interim committee t>j report to the next Degislalure. The com? mittee took no action last night, but this course, will probably be followed. Among those present were: Mrs. B. B. Valentine, Mrs. T-. R. Dashtel, Mrs. E. C. Minor, Miss A: N. Parker, Mrs. Al? bert. Brice. Miss Blair, Miss Elizabeth Robinson, Miss Virginia Elicit. Mr. AV. F. Fox. Judge E. C. Minor. Mr. B. B. Valentine, Mr. A. H. Hill and Mr. F. P. Brent. MR. LAMB FIRED AT. Young Lawyer Had Exciting Experience Last Night With Intruder. Mr. John A. "Lamb., son of the Congress? man, had an exciting experience hue last night with a man who. he "thought, was a burglar. He fired at lhc man live times and the man fired two shots in return. Mr. Lamb was standing on the back porch of residence. I.'o. 123 South Fifth Stveet, while thc would-be intruder was in the alley. lhc midnight caller was white. Ho came in a. cab, and was evidently intend? ing to effect an entrance to a house near? by. Hc had been drinking and had gone to the wrong house. The servant woke Mr. Lamli, telling him ihat a. burgla* was trying to got. in. The man ran off alter ?lie live shots fired at him and after lie had "held his end up'' the best hc could. The cab driver, Fitz. I.ee Cham? bers (colored), also ran,-leaving his ve? hicle. He returned afterwards and said hc had gotten the stranger at the Union Depot, and had taken him to several sa? lmons and finally to the alley behind Mr. Lamb's residence. Oflicers Fihhegan, Wiltshire and Wyatt hunted for the dis? turber of the young lawyer's slumbers, but were unable to find him. DRAGGING THE RIVER. Efforts Being Made to Find th: Bodies of Zeiler and Boyer. The freshet in James River lias subsided and the river is now being dragged for the bodies of Zeller and Boyer, the two men of Fulton who are supposed to havo been drowned Tuesday afternoon. The dragging is being conducted by ? M<3ssrs. Coghill and Haywood. The city tug is also on tho watchout for the bodies. A number of thc workmen of the Trigg shipyards; with whom Zeller worked, have?; offered a reward of $25 for his body. Up to a. late hour last night there were no new developments G? the case. . RHODES DECIDEDLY WEAKER. Weather, However, If Coo'cr, and His Breath Ine is Better. (By Associated Presi.) CAPE TOW ?.?..?MARCH 22.?The weather here is cooler and it is raining. Last night Cecil Rhodes was breathing better and took nourishment, but his heart was weaker! According to the latest report, issued at midnight. last night, the. patient was rcsUoM and decidedly weaker...-.?^",*? CLAMI FOR IHE DEATH OF WILCOX Less Than a Verdict In Some Degree Would Cause It. THEY LACK A LEADER The Judge in His Charge Warns Against Popular Feeling. VERDICT EXPECTED TO-DAY Thought it Will B: Murder in the Second Degree?The Father of the Prisoner Says He Ha? the Names of Three 4 Men Who Were Gtttio-* Up a Crow to Lynch Him. Toasts His Death. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) ELIZABETH CITY, Is*. C, March 21.? At a late hour* to-night crowds tire gath? ering along tlie streets iii anticipation of the jury's verdict. Should they say V."ilcox is innocent thero will likely bo an attempt to snatch him from the offi? cers' hands. That is not probable to? night, for laTvyers on both .?-idee say they do not looj? for a decision until Saturday. The police acknowledge small crowds are collecting, but they do not cxnect trouble to-night, for the jury is not likely to render their ?say. Judge Jones this morning made a feel? ing charge to the jury. He told them not tu consider popular sentiment or prejudice and not to take into ac? count any public demonstration, refer? ring to yesterday's exodus from the court? house and the ringing of the lire alam. He said other action would do violence to their oaths. He; said they should be? fore conviction find that the evidence was not oniy consistent with guilt, but inconsistent with innocence, and told them t?? rise above, prejudice and passion. THE INSTRUCTION'S. Thc court, reviewed thc evidence and the contentions on both sides. He said he had no opinion and if he should dwell more on one side than the other, he told te jury not to consider it. but to lind in accordance with the facts. Among tho instructions lie gave to the jury are these: '?(fnder the bill of indictment and tlie evidence ht "tlie case yon can" return a verdict of murder in tlie first degree, or murder iu thc ?second ilfgrec, or a ver? dict of not guilty, as you may find the facts to be from the evidence, after ap? plying thc. facts so found by you to the rules of law given you by tho court. '?? coming to your verdict you have taken an oath that you will try this -. ......? ?.??.;-. ???????" ."troduced in this trial. It is your duty not to be influenced by anything other than the evidence. That if you have, formed an opinion about this before, tho commence? ment of this trial, it. is the duty of each of you not to allow that opinion or tho facts you have heard ahout the case before you -wero empanelled in this eas?-> to influence your verdict in the least, but The compromise suffrage plan was sub? mitted to thc general conference yester? day, but that was all. It was not con? sidered; After an hour's fight the plea of thc orrosition for adjournment until to-day, in order that they might have oppor? tunity to consider tho new clause, pre? vailed, and lines were formed later for a determined fight. 'lhose of varying views, but all op? posed to the compromise scheme, held afternoon and night conferences, :.nd at the latter adopted what is practically tho Meredith plan, and it will be offered in the conference this morning as a sub? stitute for thc compromise scheme, after the AVysor substitute has been with? drawn. THE PLAN PRESENTED. The convention only sat a few minutes yci-terday. There were seventy-three members present, and Rev. S. F. Good? win offered prayer. Upon application of Richmond Lodge. No. 45, B. P. O. E., the use of the con? vention hall wa.s granted them for Wed? nesday night. March 26th, for installation ceremonies, their own lodge-room under? going repairs. After granting several leaves of absence the convention adjourned, and the "Suf? frage Conference was called. Senator Daniel presented to the confer? ence the compromise suffrage plan agreed upon, as he said, by a large majority of the members of two informal conferences and representing divergent views of that majority as a compromise settlement of a suffrage measure. -Vfter stating that he would spare tho conference the infliction of any address on the suffrage auestion. he proceeded to read and explain the provisions of the plan, which was printed in fuil in yester? day morning's ?Times. COULD NOT SUFPORT IT. Mr. Pollard, of the committee, arose ana said he could not vote for any under? standing clause and regretted to say that' he had to dissent from the plan. He also stated that he. with a great deal of reluctance, -had to acknowledge that, in his opinion, if any argument was ever come to in the Democratic conference on the suffrage question it would have to be on the plan presented by Senator Daniel as a basis. Senator Daniel then offered the plan as a substitute for the Glass plan, which was pending. ?Mr. AVysor-offered the plan submitted. bv him as a substitute for thc compro? mise plan. ? Mr. Meredith moved "that the conference adjourn -until- Saturday, saying that 'he had not had an opportunity, to examlu? you ? are to render your verdict from tho evidence given by the witnesses ar.d by that alone. CIRCUMSTANTIAL? EVIDENCE. "In this case the State relies entirely upon circumstantial evidence to estab? lish a fact that a crime has been com? mitted, and in order to establish the guilt ot the prisoner it shall fully appear that a crime" has be??n committed and been committed by him. "Every material circumstance relied ur.cn by the State as proof of guilt of the prisoner must be proven beyond a rea? sonable doubt, and' the circumstances so proven must not only bo consistent with his guilt, but must be inconsistent with bis innocense. and if there is any reason? able hyopthesis consistent with the in? nocense of the prisoner, the jury should give him the benefit of the doubt and render a. verdict of not guilty. "If you shall find from the evidence in this case, beyond a reasonable doubt that the prisoner formed the preconceived and fixed purpose in his mind of taking the life of Ella M. Cropsey, the deceased, am? in pursuance of such preconceived, and fixed purpose did wilfully, with de? liberation and premeditation, carry out the preconceived and fixed purpose so formed in his mind by taking tho life of the deceased, then he would bo guilty of murder in the first degree, and you Should so render your verdict. THE DEGREES OF "MURDER. "It is not necessary that the purpose and.design to kill must exist for any par? ticular length of time, but it must have existed before the killing, and if the pris? oner formed a fixed and deliberate pur? pose in his mind to ta.ke the life of the deceased, and, in pursuance of such fixed and deliberate purpose, did. in a moment after forming such purpose, take the life of the deceased. Ella M. Cropsey, this would constitute a wilful killing with deliberation and premeditation. ? "If you are not satisfied beyond a doubt that tiie prisoner is guilty of mur? der in the lirst degree, you will proceed lo determiiK-r whether or not he is guilty ot murder in tiie second degre??. "If you find from the evidence? beyond a teasonable doubt, that the prisoner took (Continued on Ninth Page.) PHOTOGRAPHS OF DECEASED PASTOR Congregation of Leigh - Street Baptist Church Buy Pictures of the Late Mr. Wright. Mrs. AVilliam L. AVright, widow of Dr. A.'right, for a number of years pastor of tho Lcigh-Strcec Baptist Church, this city has recently sent to the church many photographs of her husband intended for sale. Mrs. AVright thought tho people at Lij-h-Strect bad not forgotten her hus b:md and would like to have something that could bo kept in their homes that "they and their children might always seo and he reminded of the man who la? bored so helpfully among them. She guessed aright. She had tho photographs mounted on a cardboard and set among brief estimates of Dr. AVright by prominent Baptists of tliis and other States. Theso cards wore sent to the church, r.nd by friends offered for sale. The price was ten cents, to cover the expense. In a very short while after the people of the congregation knew that they rouM be gotten they were all gone. Others could probably as readily have, been sold. Dr. Wright was one of the best beloved and most effective ministers who have labored in this city in the last quarter of a cen? tury. COMPROMISE SUFFRAGE PLAN WILL BE BITTERLY FOUGHT Those Opposed to it Force Adjournment and After Long Conferences Adopt a Substitute to Be Offered To-Day. the plan, which had only been printed in thc newspapers, and that he was bit? terly opposed to it. Speeches in favor of adjournment were made by Messrs. O'Flaherty, Wysor and others ot tne opposition, on the ground that they want? ed time to understand the new plan. It was explained by Messrs. Stuart, Kendall, R. L. Gordon and Glass, that the only material change In the plan from the one which had been printed and discussed for over three months, and known as the Glass minority plan, was that the temporary understanding had been moved up from one year to six ye.irs. then moved up as to other feat? ures for two years, with power in tiie Legislature to allow the people to say at legislature to allow tho people to say at the expiration of the understanding clause, whether they would make it per? manent or not. AVANTED TO ORGANIZL. Mr. Meredith contended that his side, who opposed the plan, ought to have time to agree on a plan or to organize their (Continued on Second Page.) NAVAL COMMITTEE AGAINST SCHLEY All Bills and Resolutions Regard? ing Him Postponed Indefinitely. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. March -?t.?The House Committee on Naval Affairs by a vote of 7 to 1 to-day adopted a resolution con? curring in the conclusions of President Roosevelt as to terminating thc agitation of Schley controversy and indetinltely postponing all bills and resolutions on the subject. The report of the subcommittee, as adopted, gives all the various resolutions which have been introduced, and says: "Your subcommittee, to whom tho sev? eral bills and resolutions introduced in the House in relation to Rear-Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, has had the samo under consideration, and presents the following report thereon: 'The unfortu-. nate controversy in regard to the San? tiago campaign has attracted wide ,iub lic attention and has been thc subject of iCeh??uecl on Secona Page-i "~i LOVE-FEAST OF 1 Richmond Members Entertain Their Colleagues. ELEGANT BANQUET GIVEN Speaker Ryan Thoroughly at Home as Toastmaster. HON. J. T. ELLYSON SPEAKS He Fills the QoTeraor's Plact. and Rnpama* oa Behalf of Virginia?Lieutenant Got? eraor Willard Makes a. nit?Fla? Speeches, Good Music aad a Splendid Menu? Occailon Highly Enjoyable One. tinder tho soft glow of tho chandelier and the mellow warmth of tho wine thm Richmond members of the House of Dele? gates entertained their colleagues in th? splendid new Banquet Hall in "Murplur ? Annex lust night. Covers were laid for 110. ana most of tha members were present. There was na politics in the affair, and D?mocrate ant* Republicans vied with each other in praise of their generous hosts. Governor Mon? tague, who was down for a toast, was un? avoidably absent, and his place was tilled in an admirable manner by Hon. J. T?ayIo? Ell*.*on, who responded to the toast "Vir? ginia." ?MI (he speeches were highly ent?rtala??? ing and created great enthusiasm. Speak? er Ryan presided as toastmaster and per? formed his post very happily. On the right was Mr. Ellyson and Lieutcnant-Govemo? Wilard occupied a scat to his imm?diat? left. The other speakers were rangea along on cither side. The affair was much In the nature of a love-feast. Everybody present was in a. happy frame of mind. There were beau? tiful flowers and fine musi*, and four loug tables laden heavily with all the things that tend to refresh inner man. The banquet was a gre.at success, an* the Richmond members were warmiy praised up their generosity and hospital??, ?jr. SPEAKING ?BEGINS. Speaker Ryan-?arose amid great cheerinjg .-itlrt:.?*/) o'clock and made ?. brief an* happy speech, which he closed by order? ing that a foast to tlte "Richmond deles*-, tion be drunk standlris. ';';.'??. wa** don? amid cheers and hurra?!*)? .:>- tlie? locai members. Speaker l.y. . ...?*e?ited a? th.j first speaker If'?;. '. vl?r El? lyson. who responded ?>? : - ??-.ist "Vir? ginia." in tho absence o. : ?-.-ernor Mon? tague, who was called f'.:.-m the city b# the death of a. relative. Mr. Ellyson's remarks were very happy? and elicited frequent bursts of applause. Ho started in by praising Virginia's pres? ent young Governor, and then referred In eloquent language to the long line of great men the ojd Stato had produced. He pictured a bright future for Virginia, and declared amid great cheering that she would yet resume her old pla?ce at tho-head of the column in the great march of civilization and progress. A SPLBN'Dro EFFORT. "Tidewater" was responded to by Hon. .T. X. Sebrell, of Southampton, whom. Speaker 'R'yan r.-f^rrcd to as coming from that section where people arc so pros? perous that "they toil not. neither d? they spin.". Mr. Sebrell's speech, whif? brief, was exceptionally happy, and was one of the decisive hits of the evening. He referred in glowing terms to the fact that the English speaking people had first found place in old Tidewater, and that since that hour she had held aloft at all times the banner of civilization. She had a history of which she was proud. yet sho had her eyes upon the future, and would make her infltienco felt for good in the great industrial and political ?>tr*J^ gles of the old Commonwealth. WILLARD ?MAKES ? HIT. Lieutenant-Governor Willard was given a rousing reception as he arose to respond on behalf of "The Young ?Men of Vir? ginia." Captain Willard*? remarks wer?? t'e?verd in a very happy vein, and he ?was often loudy cheered. His references to the young men of the State breathed hope in every sentence for the old Com? monwealth and portrayed for her a great r.r.d prosperous future. He was willing, he declared in conclusion, to leave -th?? destinies of himself and his peopl?*- to Virginia's young meri, advised and coun? selled by her older men. THE PRESS. Colonel George C. Cabell. .Tr., of. Dmm vV'.e, spoke for "The Press" in ? very brief manner, and In presentine Ma Speaker Ryan said the man -who wielded the pen swayed the world. Colonel Cabell was very eloquent in bis reference to th? ir ?luenee bf tho press upon the public mind, and said it was the most powerful rnd potent factor of the day for goo*. ?After all. it was of tho man behind th? p< ? of whom he arose to speak, and her? no launched into a beautiful tribut? t* the men following the calling in Virgin!? Cclonel Oabell closed with an ode to th* press of his own production, which wa? loudly applauded. "The ?Senandoah Valley" was responde? to by Hon. George E. Sipe. of Rocking?* ham. and it was handled in a most fas cinating manner. Mr. Sipe is a smooth and eloquent speaker, and in praising the great section from which he hails he outdid himself In this line. He caught his audience on the start, and was often interrupted with applause. KELLEVS F?.VE SPEECH. Hon. S. L. Keiley was given perhap: the most flattering reception of the ? ing. as hc arose to speak for "The Ci of Richmond." He was in fine form, and spoke wltS more than his accustomed eloquence which is known far and wide. His re? marks fairly bristled with bright hito and beautiful bursts of eloquence, ancf he kept his hearers convulsed, with ap? plause. Hi? tribute to tho ci?ty of Rich? mond constituted a fitting climax to hLi brief but brilliant effort, and it ita* delivered with wonderful force and Witt? fino effect. ?With all his reputation as - an ' orator, Mr. Keiley never appear?! to better ad? vantage, and the audience ro*e up and cheered when he concluded. Captain Frank W. Cunningham was called upon, and rendered several of hi** best - vocal selections, much to the ea .(Coatlnusd ?a Stetti *???*1