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)r.-'.<A'lrclnla~ Fair' I'rldny; ' Saturday .- In- '
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Testimony Brought Out by
■Witnesses (or Petitioners.
Jurors Said to Have Promised
the Judge Verdict of Not Guilty
Very Probable That Petitioners Will
HcslThis Afternoon, and an Ad«*
journmsnt Will Follov/ to Give
ihe Defense Time to Pre
pare Their Side — No
Let Up in Interest.
"With the reopening of the Campbell in
rcsugauon yesterday before the Commit- [
*.e<3 for Coi:rts of Justice came a string .
5f sensations of such character as would
Indicate that this subject, already much;
hchammci-'d and bethumped, is peren
oially fresh, and is inexhaustible in its
•tore of material of the explosive eort.
Predictions by the most expectant
rould not iiavo been better verified. Many
eupppscd that the gentlemen conducting
tho case for the petitioners had about
run aground after what they succeeded
in Btirring up last week, but »s ' Uie
sequel shows tho few who ventured still
to believe and to predict that before th*
KmoUe of the first broadside cleared away
the flash of another would be seen, we:e
correct in their estimate of the situation. ";.
lii some of its features the first <ia.y
of the re-opening forged far ahead of any
thing that has yet come to pass. Up to
this day nothing h»d created the sensa
tion which followed thu words of one of
ih- witnesses, when ho detailed the con
versation lie bad overheard »s he stood
ju-ar an open window in tho room where
the jury trying Judge Clarence J. Camp
bell for assault -upon, the Rev. <-. H.
Crawford sat deliberating upon tho ver
dict ■
Oih'-r things besides tins went to d!s
tinpin'sii 'the day as one of- paramount
lutfTCKt a:id Importance. One of. tho dis
tinct features was the sighilicant s;ni.o
incnt irom Major Conrnd as to his inven
tfcons"with reference to tho evidence sub
mitted by the prosecution: another ivas
tlio deyelopni'ent;o£:;ihe fact thai the
prosecution "is about through v,-itb Its
<-i-o and will mako. strenuous eflorts- to
wind ui> to-day; another that tho com
mittee would like to go in for the de
i^n^'y risht away Monday, :md that Judge
Canipbell will probably demand a recess
-luring which ho can prepare his case.
All those things and more ..besides v: aro
■wliH-t made yesterday tho day of chief
importance in the Campbell inquiry uj.
■u» thi.s time. •
Ths Hearing Yesterday.
Po far as th<> testiiiwny- is concerned,
the l*rst day of the pecond session of
U,b conmiitteo was all that couM- be
nslced from the. point of-vi-nv of a public
en ibe keen edge for sensations o/ any
6ort.\-:ze, or description. From tlie early
mor'nins hours' things ;>yre lively to a
d'-giee. The lieaiiiiK went lianl and
strong against tli* delenso. and tho ef
i<n:ts Of the strahi were apparent in the
faces of some, indudihg Judge Camp
bell. ' „'..
At the morning session there were three
HUong foaruics. which overshadowed «!1
oU) s. First ff all came tho negro man—
n former: s"bi«i-ant in .tlio banu>bell house
hold—wlio swore that about three yoa«s
Bgo, after Uie county had gone dry, a:ul
H was unlawful to s"ll liquor in Am
Jicrut, he had been sent by Judgf.- Camp
bell to buy wlilslcey from S. A. Day
tho whiskey sellnig ilrnpgist whose name
has ilgun'd po prominently in the In
quiry. Moro astouudins than all was
tho statement ol" the uegro that the day
upon which this happened was .Sunday.
Xoxt cams tl)>3 testimony th<; buidcn j
of which was to the <.-fl'<-ct that in the,
ep'iagrestilonal campaign .between Flood
and Moving in . IHi», whiskey had been
used* pretty S'iv<-ly on tho Flood side--'
whiskey bought by the direction of .lud^o
Campbell and distributed according to
Jiis instructions.
Last, V>ui far from least, w;*-: the
ptartling stateincnl of John T.
}3owen. an -Viiiherst farmer— the sensa
tion of the day «nd of t'.ie entire in
vostigation for that matter; "On the lust,
night of tho trial (of Judge Campbell},"
««aid theN witness, "I was oiu on U»o" court
fp-^en, and Uirqugh ah open window
liear<j the jury as they were in their
room trying vo come to a verdict.;!
Iscard them after Mr. Woodruff, wji.v
v.-antr-d t<> bring In a verdict of common
assault. They said they had all promised
Judge Campbell to bring in a verdict of
'not. guilty." and that resolutions had
been drawn up to that "effect. They to.d
Jlr. Woodruit that Judge Campbell.^ex
pectod a verdict acquitting him. Wood
ruff said he woi:ld never carry in a ver
dict which wouj.l bo a disfrrace to the
county. * * * 1 hoard them tell Woodruff J
that If they did not carry in a Terdict
Of not guilty, they would be lynched by
the crowd hi the court room."
' Such a statement was sufficient.:- to
net every one on tip-toe with expectancy)
nnd as ralght be surosed it created a J
senEation. Tho other testimony was I
scattering in its nature, and was as
nothing compared with It. -In-thonf
ternoon Mr. A. D. . Dcard was placed
i:pon the stand, and he pave, his side of
the recent differences between him and
the defendant. Ho declaredamong other
things 'that he was being persecuted by •
Judge Campbell,
vhlch was to the effect that in thi?
The Plan of Work.
Thus much for the v. testimony lself.
There were other developments of almost
fQual interest.
The gentlemen of the prosecution an
nounced; that they were conclud
ing- their case and' that before many more .
hours they: would -rest -up6n their oars :
••.nd give .the defense a show, "it was
luppoyed thlat • the end' would be reached
Eaturiajv Judge Loving. stated that two i
sr three witnesses would- como In last .
:" . (CoaUimed' on Third Pago.) "? " J
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V/ITNESS J. T.'. 80 WEN.
Wife of Law and Equity
Judge Makes Remarka- .
ble Argument.
The groat mass of Virginia people want
a law prohibiting child labor.
There is no doubt about it, and no
one who went into the Senate Chamber
last night could como away without be
ing convinced that this was true.
The room was .filled with ladies and
gentlemen from every' section of >-the
State who are interested in oik; or other
o£ the bills against child labor now be
ing "considered by liio Senate Committee
on General 'J^awp. Humane and labor or
ganizations had representatives there to
speak for the passage of- either the Lyle
or Cabell bill; factories sent representa
tives to opposo l . the bill.
One of the features of the committee's
session w;is the "'remarkably strong and
con-yincing plea of Mrs. Minor, wife of
Judge JC. C.. Minor, of this city. At K»:ist
twenty-five ladies accbmpanled. Mrs.
Minor to the Senate- Chamber, and she
not only represented" those, but a 'humane
organiziitlon which him about "'SOO mem
bers: Mr?. Minor spoke' last, and most
tellingly'^ It was ea.«y to se.o-.tho-; effect her
pl>;a and argument-had upoir tho Icgisla
. tor.s.
Senator I?arksdulo -called thd.comm.ittee
io order shortly ; after. -S; o'clock. Menv
bers proscnt were Senators Lyle; Clay
tor, Tyler, Shands and others. The f.rst
speaker was Mr. Alan D. Jones, an at
torney of Xewport; Xc-ws, representing
th-e: Central Trades arid. Labor Council
of ( tli:it city. " Mr. Jones was fntro'ductd
by" Senator"; llnlsey, and made, ixn ex
c'ftll.*nt presentation of facts for tho ]ms
sage of lh« : Ca-bell bill- -Mo was
warmly applauded by the.- supporters of
the cnuse he espoused.
Judge Jior.sk-y, of 1-ryhebburjr, was the
next speaker, ami only one of the evo
ning. in opi'ositibn io any child labor
To sa>- iliat Judge Ilorsley did not
stir up the ontlnisiasin as the others does
not mean that his speech from his stand
point was not forceful, only that the au
dience was already convinced the other
way. '
-jr. J. P. <;;. Brown, of Newport News,
L>eK--gaio Ciiarles'T. Bland, a.nd Delegate
C'hnrlrs J\l. Wallace, Jr., each spoke* ex- ,
ceedingiy, woll for tho passage of one
or other- of tlie bills.
Then came the tolling; though brief ar
gument of Mrs. CVlinor.
This lady was across the room from
tho coninjitteo, surrounded ijy lier friends.
She could not bei induced to comfi from
her se3t, but it was not necessary; for she
could beMieard in i-vt-ry jiart of the room.
Ut-r arfrumentsi were* more effective. Lc
cau.se they were ilrnwu from conditions
with which sh'o was jjerspnuliy ac
quainted. She to7d of. a lad" .who" had the
The doctors did not think
he .would roo'ivor from the operation; l;e
cauFe/his vitality had , bei-ii sappt-d front
working in a cotton factory. .Ho did s^ot
partially well." but It. *<><.]< much longer
than it would have "taken a boy who had
grown uj> under normal con'dttiyns of out
door life and play.
Sh-'! knew a woman whs was sick, whom'
sin- lielpeds and. hail hw*. sent t»i the hos
piiai. ,'Bui she vvoulil Jmt stay there, as
she" was aiv-'nvotei-Jiie trhewer of tobacco.
Hbo had lcavn'e«3i really forced to. chew
lC6n.tinu«-*d on Second 3'aco.j
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Unique Suit in New York as 2
Rssu!t-cf t h s Flatiron
(Ssiecial Dispatch to The . Times.)
NI-TW YORK. Jan. £2.— Th.it the. flatiron
building- ?s .1 public nuisance is the
charge to bo made in a damage" suit;
wiiich Gibson >\ Vincent is having pie
pared. Mr. Vincent is a clothing mer-.
chant at Broadway and ...Tivem y ; pccond:
Street, -and he alleges th.it the wind, has
been so defiectcdi by the flatiron buildiHg
that the plato gla..<s windows in front of
his store ', were Pinash"<vl- : ','nllowlng. his
stock. i>">: bo .lamageJ. He: v/nnts. 'a-' judg
ment ■ot "fTi.CO^ agair-.st' the Ffth Avenue
Buildins Company, owners , v of- the .flat
iron building." To corroborate his. ceh ten-,
lion Mr. Vincent sets forth in: his. bill; of
complaint.. that the -.flat iron- "building:"is: '"is
of an -'extremely^ peeular .end tinusual'
shape," and for this. reason' the' air cur-,
rents sweeping around' the structure per-,
form soir.o fearful and ..wonderful' tricks.:
According " ■to Mr. . VincenfsV r ,bill,.so
flerc-e /has': become^ the : - disturbance i" at'
times ; that 1 pedestrians ; have • been • burled ;
violently, to the eiaowa Ik, * , „ ,;
He Will Be Elected to Congres
sional Campaign Committee.
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A Close Friend of His Says the Senator
Has No Idea of Giving Up .Hi 3
Seat — Braxton in
Washington, .
(Special Dispatch to Tho Times.)
WASHINGTON, January "J2.— The ques
tion as to who ; shall- represent Virginia
on tho. Democratic Congressional Cam-,
paig-n"- Committee to take : tlio place of
.liiiipo . Rliea, who will ijot return to Con
gress, has. been' receiving, consiclerable
attention from the members of the
Virginia delegation., recently. The proba
bilities are that Representative Harry: L.
Maynard. from- the Second District," will
be the . man. He will doubtless be lm
aniinoiisly elected by tho Virginia ' delo
Tho position of' National Committee
man is also vacant, owing to the death
of .Major Otc-y. and there is some Inter
o*l being- jnanifestod as to who will
succeed him. The National Committee
man-.is elded by the convention- that
meets to send delegates -to the National
Convention. It had been rumored that
Mr. Maynard was a candlda.io for this
position alsr>. but when questioned to-day
by tho representative of The Times, Mr.
Maynarrt .said: "I am <a /candidate for
election to tho Congressional Committee.
liiit.l am" not after the oflice-of National
Committeeman. Of course, tliat. is a
position any man would like to. have, and
I am -like all 1 the rest' JC it. came, my
way X-. wuuld gladly accept it, but I
am not after it." : •
The' concensus of opinion among the
members of the Virginia delegation now
is that there will be no redistrioting' bill
pa-ssed-'by the Legislature at this term."
ReUistricting i.s always watched very <
closely here in "Washington and the great
est interest is taken in all the develbp
nients -of projects looking toward a
Cl.iaiig-e'- in tho congressional districts.
It. now seems thati the .dimming bill is
likely to bo -shelvp<i.
Kej ireseiitat ives 1 lay and Swanson botli
c-xjVrossed tho opinion, to-ilay that thqro
wuukl.be no change in .the : > present ap
p-.irtionm'ont of the State. ' \
"X ;itn very well satistied with my dis
trict a.s it is." suid Mr. Swanson, "and
want no change."
:.•:! think there will be no change,"
said .Jlr.; Hay. "When asked if he were
not ' satisfied. with tho present division
of the Stafo Mr. Hay replied that .ha
was. . .'
i . '•] am thoroughly satisfied with mat
! tors, as they are."" said ' Mr. Maynard.
'•I like my district a-s it is."
Hon. A. C. . Braxtpn,' was' in the city
iov a short while: to-day. Tho agreed
opinion among. the knowing is that he
lia.s no intention of opposing Major Daniel
for his .^eat in. the United States Senate.
Some, of Mr. Brnxton's friends intimate
that only "upon .the. possibility of Major
Daniel's resig-nlng Trom'the Senate-would
Mr. Br;iXton run.
This idea is said to be based upon; a
rumor to the . effect Major ...Daniel
lias received very flattering • offers ' from .
New York law firms to, move to New
York and practice law. The rumor,- is
that handsome salaries, have been offered
ihe senior Senator, if he ..would lend his
valuable legal talent to large corporate
interests in the-Kmpire State. -..
. A; very close personal friend of Senator
Daniel'?, a, man who! is^ in .a position ;'■ to
speak authoritatively 'in : regard .to ; the
Senator's intentions, said to J your corres-
M.pondent to-dn y: '.'There is Inot ■ one . word
"of .truth, in that rumor. ■ Senator . Daniel
has- no- intention of resigiilng- from -the'
•Senate. * He- is at--' homej now -with his
son, who is verj- ill, : arid ■* as : : soon as he;
recovers " sufficiently • for \ the - Senator ; to.
leave him he. will return -■ to Washington
arid resume his_ duties. in the Senate.".;
■>,": (By* Associated" Press.) : ■ ■.•"•-. ; •
. BRIDGETOX, v Xrif J;,'v, Jail. > 22.— Frank
Nichols :; y:muxdared^*hla'J;.; - nrife,-:."
burned ■:; his "■', home; i said si then j- committed
suicide* last ] night at ; Sprlngtown;? a\ coX
ored " settlement • near ■; here."; 2s o / cause'fis
lihown^forrtlieocrime, : : % "~ ,
/ • :"-FdRWJVL A. JONES,
Led Opposition to j^hHippin^
. Coinage Bflh
it Had the Support bfntheJßig
Republican Lea Hers. > .--V.
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Substitute Offered by the
Adopted — His Democratic;. Assoc
iates Stood With Him and Twenty
eight Members of Majority •
Party Came Over, lo
His Siciei ' ' v
. ... (By Associated Press.);' .
WASHINGTON. Jan. : 22.— The House
leaders went down : to ,-_sisnal-. defeat to
day when the House" by a. vote of; 146 to
128 rejected' the Philippine coinage 'bill
reported by the Insular. Affairs Commit
tee, and adopted the substitute -by the
minority, under the leadership . of Mr.
Jones, of Virginia, for. the identification
of American currency in the island.
The Insular Committee includes -in Its
membership the chairmen of 'the most
powerful committees, of the House. Mr.
Cannon, chairman of the Appropriations ;
Mr.Tlltl, chairman' of ' Foreign .Affairs;
Mr. Hayne, chairman of ■ "Ways and
Means; Mr. Ilepburn. "chairman of Inter
state Commerce, and Mr. Tawney, chair
man of the Committee of -Exposition.
They reported a bill to establish the go!d
standard in the islands and to authorize
the coinage of silver pesos of- 41G grains
to- be made legal tender r at the rate of
two pesos for one gold ' dollar.
Ths majority members' made .a gallant
fight for the bill, but a considerable-num
ber of RepubllcanE. 2S onJthc finalvote.
under the lead- of Mr. Hill, of. Connecti
cut: JVr. Fowler, of- New Jersey.. and Mr.
McCall, of Massachusetts; . joined with
the Democrats and carried the. substi
tute through. The fact ;.that. Secretary
Shaw and other high Treasury officials
were 'quoted on the '' floor :«-•* favoring Ihe
substitute, aitltjil to overthrow .. the
commltlee bill. Their opinions were used
''as against .that- of Goyc-yJior Taft and
other 'members of. ihe PhUitfp"n>e. Commis
sion."'Tiro suostituic": Diiri^prbviiKfi 'thnt
the lawful money , of tlie '.Uniiwl States
shall -be legal . tender in ihe Phlljppines
and 'declari's the • -coinage' laws of .the
United SUttes to be in. full, force there.
It provide? for '-the redemption .of ■ the
Mexican and- Spanish silver doll.-irs nt
their bullion valu^. After six months -no
coin except that of tho- Unitecl States
Hhall-be legal -tender. Tho bill . i*ovides
for rocoina.eo of Philippine silver.
The Alaska dek-gates bill was taken up
and was supported by Mr. Cushman. Ke
publican. .Washington;: Mr. •Wooten,
Democrat . Texas, and Mr. Sulzer. Demo
crat N&wTork, find by Mr. "Warner/ Re
publican. Illinois.. The House adjourned
until to-morrow.
(Special Dispatch to Tha Times.)
CUMBERLAND, MD., January 22.—
Charles Morgan was placed; on trial be
fort a jury hero to-day for the desertion
of his wife and child. Morgan is a well
known young man about the town. Tho
testimony of the wife brought out a most
peculiar 'situation. She swore that their
trouble began in a quarrel which resulted
from Morgan talking in -his sleep. . in
which he told of improper conduct away
frorii home. --.'■
Morgan says she becaiho suspicious
and niadrt inquiry, which confirmed her.
fears Infuriated, she seized a v pok.ir and
told her' husband .she would crush ■ his
head. He then left. She was sorry for
her display of anger. Morgan's defense
is that his wife's temper is unbearable.
President Roosevelt Will Send
Out a Circular to -All
of Them.
(By Associated Press.)
jtfACON, GA.. January. 22.—Harry-Still
well Edwards, ..the postmaster of Macon,
returned; to-day from A<'ashington. L where."
along with Colonel \V. ll. ■Johnson. United
States marshal for the Northern District
of Georgia, iie had gone to consult with
the President with regard. to the'govern
ment service hi; Georgia.
Mr. Edwards, in an interview with' the
Mac'on. Telegraph, says the President has
decided to iss\ie a circular to all postmas
ters, informing them that -they will o6 de
barred from appointment to office an y
oflicial who may for a valuable considera
tion give to an applicant for office his
endorsement. . . .' ' ..' .
JJr. Edwai-as says he has the President's
permission to' announce his policy, in 'the
following language: • 5 .-.; .- : :
' ;"The spirit -of th'a Constitution forbids
that any man shall be 'refused office ion"'
account of 'race ; or ; color;: it ( also. forbids;
that any man. shall ; ask office on ; account'
of . race or : color. .:■ The \ vrhola ; matter . re-,
selves Itself within the party, back into
aya v question of ;? character, ; ability and : fit
ness;-'arid'of service., or-the/en
dorsement of the community,:: at- Interest,'
shall. ; constitute: the: best^test. :. -Where!? a;
suitable ■ member >. of r the •" party cannot .be
Ifound ; the \best ;man "obtainable .-wall [be
chosen.'*' - ■ : ; - - r . - . :
;' ilr.V Edwards":. says.. that:. he ;, takes ;A this
positive ' statement of the President to re
fer y particularly 4 : f o -I localities • where jlocal
fofficlalsH -'■ are J- to :b: be > appointed, ..andTi not'
where -officials'. ■ functions ';; Involve States
Virginia Congressman Who Led the Minority Party in the'Housc of
. Representatives and Defeated Philippine Coinage Bill.
Senator Barksdale on House
. Action;
Members of the House, (However, Be
lieve the r/.easure Will Yet Become
Lav/— Some Do Net See Defeat
"in the Recommittal. .
The action of -the House lii recommit
ting the Barksdalepuro elections bill last
r.iglit is considered as something of a
■blow to' the .measure, though' ;'lt_ does not
necessarily mean its defeat.- Chairman
Kchley. of the.. Elections' Comiuittecy made
a strong spoech, in which he declared
that it was not thu purpost>'of that body
to pigeon-holo' the bin. ""but only desired
that it should bo maturely considered.
ATr. Davis, of I'etersbuiK. who madt: the
'motion to recommit,: spoko on the same
line, and Mr. -Card-well and others vigo
rously opposed; : thu motion. Senator
Karksdale was on the floor working In
the interest of tho measure und was much
'dismayed -when by a vote of Jorty-two to
thirty-one thu Houso voted to recommit.
4 "I consider the action as a blow, though
rot necessarily a" fatal one to my 0...,"
said th<s Senator. "The vote by which it
passed the ' Senate— thlrtj^to one— was sig
■nillcant, in my judgment,. and that, witu
Uie great and widespread cry that comes
up from the people for pure elections,
moans that its principles; are on the right
l<no I havft labored earnestly for tho bill,
and am still ready to <lo all in my, power
for its passage, but it is now squarely up
to tho House, and if that body shall re
-"ect -it the people of the State will know
who is responsible for their failure to
secure, the election reforms' -which they
clomand." • '
A: prominent House leader said last
rt"lit that lie did not think the action of
the House meant that the bill .would sleep
iii committee, and that many ; . members
had voted to recommit out of respect to
the wishes of the committee, but that if
it 'was not reported in a-jTsasonable time
there would be a' liiotior. :r.a<ie and car
ried to discharge the committee. He ven
tured the forecast that' the bill . would
finally pass the House in the shape In
which it ■ was , recommitted. .; ..
Tlie main object of the bill of Mr." Barks
dale is to prevent the spendiwg ot money
in elections, and >it 'provides that if ■ any
candidate: shall violate Its provisions and
in so doing gain the office >.c seeks, he
■ shall forfeit it. . . . .
'.Special Dispatch to The Times.) , ,
:;WELDOX;;K. C January 22.— James
Llhdsay- Gordon, of New York, was * here
to-night; 'A copy, of The .Times .was hand
ed- him • containing ; the ' New York special
in regard to the ".divorce proceedings' in
stituted by-JMrs.'/ Gordon.' He appeared
much affected, "it : was the -firs^
. public announcement ';,of - the matter. : he
•had seen.: Jlr. : Gordon {said an answer, had
been 5 filed- by . hts- at tornej ; -: denying. \ the
charges contained in the notice <of .•ac
tion. \and he; had ; nothing, -of course, to
; say.; '' ■ t -
:- '••; -, .; i(By: Associated Press.) '-.-'
.IWASKINGT9N,\ Jan; -:■ _22.— The • ; SenaW'
Committee^qh"; Commerce , tofday -;; author-^;
lzed *a' f avorable'rep'ort Von '. the ,-. nomination s
?of : Henry^McCalbto;' be" collec tor Votica^l
itorns ; at ', the j port ; of j Orleans,
J;>; : . Mr- McCali ? s-'nornihatlon ■'• has ; beenjistub^
rior^ r antas6nized*;bxrri^oei^-#^^S
Lovely Situation it is, Out
in Colorado Where Tel
ler Lacks One Vote.
(By Aasocla.ted Press.)
DENVER," .COL.. January 22.— Prior to
tho assembling of the' Democratic mem
bers of, the Senate ■ and House In joint
session at noon to-day they held a caucus
at which they listened to speeches by the
leaders of the -party ln'.Cblorado.-.XJnited
States Senator Thomas -". SI. ■ Patterson
slated that Senator Teller-- felt, keenly
the neglect of. six Democrats to vote iit
the joint session- yesterday. - thereby do
featlng 1 his election. AJv a Adama.
Charles S. Thomas and Thomas K.
O'Donriell declared In speeches that
Toller was the only logical .candidate.
Senator Teller was greeted with an
plau'se. He- said that he had not at
tended tho meeting to lirid fault. Ho be
lieved the .Democratic party _ was para
mount to the interests of any one man.
Ho Said he had not withdrawn, and did
not Intend, to, but If things came to
such a pass that the party' could not
agree upon him, he was willing that his
friends should support tho party : choice.
Continuing. Mr. Teller stated that the
Senate acted properly in calling for the
Joint session yesterday. : "When "tho last
election was over; tho Democrats held a
majority of ten on tho Hrst ballot, and
by every precedent ' in American politico
tho Democrats were entitled to the sen
ator-ship. Tlr^ Senator criticised the Re
publicans for their action in the House.
Tho caucus adjourned, and at noon the
joint session wa.< e;i!ft--tl to order. ■ ,
Fiftj-- Democratic members -of the; Leg-,
islature, or.p short of a quorum, were
present. ItepreEentatk'e "Willlani H.
Kelley. of ,'Montezuma county, a Demo
crat, was absent, and the Senate ser
geant-at-urms was Instructed to bring in
absentees. Xo attempt was made, ' how
ever. ■to force attendance of Republican
The joint session settled down for a
long siege with the evident purpose of
taking a ballot for Senator. It was ru
mored that Representative Kelly had
been kidnapped by agents of Republicans
or Democrats who wished to have Teller
defeated. The Democratic Senators who
have held, the Senate have agreed, if
necessary to spend the remainder of the
ninety days of the session in the cham
ber.'They. have"adoptea a set of rules and
regulations which will, govern^ the mem
bers " as longas the .present condition of
affairs shall continue. Each . Senator
was assigned to do a certain amount of
duty as captain of the '■ guard, and a list
was, made out giving six Senators a. night
off together. „
Lieutenant-Governor Haggott's Senate
held -an executk-e session to-day, and
pome of its members conferred with
Governor Peahody. Various rumors as to
the ' plans o-f : the Republicans aro in cir
culation, but no definite announcement
of what they will do has been made. . ,
His Right Injured in Stick Ex
ercise With General Leon
ard Wood;; -
; -' (By . Associated = Press.)
..WASHINGTON, Jan. -22.— President and
Mrs. : Roosevelt's ' reception in honor; of
' the : Judiciary, the ; second of. the formal
evening "affairs . of j the season at .the
White" House," took place- to-night. , The
President received - about two ;thousand
callers. '-.-•;' .. . .' • -,/'*.■
A. feature that caused some Inquiry!* was
the ,-fact that"-' the ;l*resld«it extended I his
leffhahd to^^his. guests in greeting-.; them;
It vwas learned:. that he had hurt -his
rigrht .hand to j a slights extent-lni. single
sticks? exercise', with ; \GeneralV Leonard
iWood," and . that : i t : had '. been \ prn- 1
dent'tor ; him | not- to : undertakVrin^lta'; pres
ent 5 condition \ to; aggravate . th« Jln jury i by
iusing-^: the) injured ; arm-; In .■ shaking: .; hands
'with;;, the" large"? number? of 3 pres-'
entr fit i ls.;' stated; that : the- injury^ to} the"
The thermometer ranged as fol!o*»'i«|] v f
Tho Times 'offlce. 'yeitwdiy: '9 Al-^gg] J
13 M.. "47r5 ; p. ; M.^D^;P:;M.v:44;;9;P/M||! |
4L-: lZ.mldinjrtit, vi. Averajre, 41 1-3.; ; ; •_-'! ;|
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Deadly . Effect. of German
Guns Upon Fort.
'■ ; ■' ■■- :: ■ r ' .->- ; ■ ■'■■■" -" : ■ •; i
.. ... . , . — — — , ■■•'. -t-
An Eye-Witness Gives 9 Graphic
Account of the Affair.
Many of the Shells Did Not Reach th»
Fort, but Exploded in the Town. ". "•
Kone of the British or Italian )
' • Warships Took Part in the
Bombardment of ?
San Carlos. 1
(By Associated Press.) v.
MARACAIBO. Jan. 2C.— The bombard- :
ment of Fort' San Carlos by the German
cruisers "\Tnsta, Panther and Falke wan/
continued yesterday afternoon' until six
o'clock. It was resumed this morning. at
daybreak. The first shells were hurled :
at tho fort at four o'clock at long range. : .
At six o'cloclt, the "Panther, being 1 ., 0f
lisiht draugrht. -closed in, and became,
actively engaged. The fort r^pli^d.
At eight o'clock the engagement was?
proceeding a? fiercely, as yesterday."
Twe>ve dead and fifteen badly wounded :
Venezuelan soldiers were counted in tho
fort at seven o'clock last night' by the'
correspondent of the Associated. Press. J
This morning at da-ybreak seven ■• ov:
eight shells were hurled:' at the : fort; at^
1 o'clock at long range. They all fell
short. -
The Panther left her position close into |
Fort San Carlos, which she took up
earlier in the day. Wednesday afternoon"
at 3 o'clock, ami joined the Falke. This
ship .v.-os half -a. mile outside the barv
about five miles from the fore "
At 3 o'clock the correspondent of the
Associated Press In a rowboat; approach
ed one stda.of'thn fort, out of range, and
from thi.s p^int witnessed the long-range
fire of- the German cruisers, which was
continued from a o'clock f until- 1 ? o'clock."
The Vineta , and the Falko were jdoan^:
together -.and nearer the fort than tho
Panther.. ; . ; Q ;. _ . .. &§£*>
- The'rtr.ittwo vessels at a*-raag& of 'foiir]
and a half miles, -poured a: continuous:
rain of slielb upon the fort, ami only
stopped firing with the. advent r-f dusk":
at t; o'clock. At this hour th<» German
vessels retired seaward, after having
made a second ineffectual attempt to iand^
troc.ps in the village of San Curios, situ
ated at fhe base/of .tlip! fort; -'
At 7 o "-clock. Wednesday afternoon, the
correspondent, who waa atccompn>il-4'a t ccompn>il-4' ■'
by a government telegrapher, bearing a,
telegram from President Castro to th^!
commandant at San Carlos, landed nn ,
the island and entered the fort. •• Tho.
walls of the' fort are terribly battered
arid there were many evidences of th?><
fierce engagement.-
Twelve ilead Venpziielan* soldiers werW :
counted behind tho ramparts .and fifteen
other men. seriously wounded, were ly
ing on a low platform. The fort la literal-;
ly covered with, pieces of broken, ishetl?.
i It was seen that a. great many, of the:
German shells had not exploded. .Th*
magazine hail a v^ry narrow escape, twe
shells having come within an ace .o"
penetrating it. The walla of . the fort:.,
which face towards the entrance "of tlv*.
lake suffered particularly, and were:
greatly damaged. .. ~. •
It is estimated by the commandant.
General Bello. that the German ahir.s*
fired more than I.tJOO shells at Fort San;'
Carlos. : . •■'■ . ' ; "
Although the V damage inflicted uroiii
the fort by the returned fir* of : the Ger-:
man cruisers is very great, it Is not"
all. th.at could ,be expected from such a
continuoius fire ■ from modern .high power.;
guns. The village. of San , Carlos suffered
greatly. The aim of the- German, gun
ners appears to have been Inaccurate, . for
more than sixty per cent, of their shells*
exploded in tho village before reaching:
the fort. , ■ , . ;':• ■".
• The cannon mounted at San Carlos ha v«;
not sufficient range • to reach the*
Falke and Vineta, so th» fir« of the3o .
vessels wn-s not returned as they kept out;
of reach of the artillery- of :the fort^f
The Falke and Vineta are of too . great
draught -to cross the bah The Panther,
alone can do this and this fact explains:
■why the last mentioned cruiser was -'th*>;
onlv one to come in close; to the Jort.v
Some of the axtllleo* on the fort hnsr
been tiestroyec! by "the German, fire, but
there are stilt five guns that can be used.;"
General Bello is a soldier of remarkable,
courage and daring. : \He : has. shown great,
bravery and "is In no way . intimated. >
He will not abandon -the fort, but, will'
resist as long as it- is possibla for. hini;
to do so. lie swears that on January. lTth.'
the occasion of ..the first bombardment;"
tho Panther fired upon • hlTn,:first, with-^
out reason and without . provocation.. .;;
The report that the biggest of the:
three attacking vessels was- -either, an;
English or an Italian ship is untrue. It
is. known that all three 'vessels are G«r-'
The Venezuelan gunboat /Mrrando is In.
Lake Maracaibo. *■"': . ' ■•■ ".'.'■'- . .
. ' FATAL' TO -.■FISIIERItENV; ' . ,
. A fisherman from the-village of j San"
Carlos has : arrived here ; In ; a canoe ,-with
-his family.- Two of. /this man's children;
were killed -by shells .fronY the' German
cruisers." 'He reports "that ■ * m'or» '•■' tthatn t
twenty-Eve Indian" fishermen ., bave'; been^
killed or ': wourfded 'at San : Carlos, i The"
fishermen -thVre are -helpless. !,' .:--■'
- Last, night- there wag a. popular. '"demon-?
strationLon: the "streets of- this town. iThe,
people ;paraded^".but there were no" word*
of .hatred or Insults ; as 'they passed" tha,
German . stores, which 'are numerous In
Maracaibo. -. \•; > -. ' "■■ " v -'-^l2
-•■",;' % ; /.' ";"V (Byj-^soclated Press.) ■ . ■ -._..:.
-- ■WASHINGTON Januar>-*c4r-The ■ treatjr;;
between" the iUnltedl States fand' Colombia^
foe", the cbnstrucUon^ofitbVPanaini'canal^
by - tha , United ■ States : wa« ? srigned ' to-day -i

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