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ei. and ho hnd lo ntop. ln concludlng
his argiinicnt ho Mald:
"Pefmlt tno to say, ln contdUBlon, Mr.
Chalrman, that, whlln thls haa bocn an
exceedlngly (llnngrGonbto matter to tno
iind to all of us, yot It has boon pteas
itrt to mo ln ?omo rospoctH bocatiso I
liavo, bcnn thrown ln closo assoolatlon
With you gontlemen po.Bonnlly: nnd per
ffn\i mo to say Ihnt 1 havo beon struck
and ImpresBcd with lho onrncst doslro,
tho, manlfost dwilre, of each nnd ovory
ono of you to nrrlvo at what you bc
llevo to bo a falr and acouralo tjonclu
nlon ln thls Invcstlgatlon. I havo been
imprcssed with It from lho start; and,
?whllo I havo not approvod of somo ot
tho rullngs of tho qoinmltteo, stlll >
know that you gonllomen wero libnctjt
ln your conclualons nnd moant lo be falr
to both sldos In rondcrlng lho dnclalonB
that you havo. 1 Bity It hna beon piens
nnt to mo; It ls cqunlly plensant, Mr.
Chalrman, for tno to bo through wltb
lt, lt Is n dlflngreeablo tnsk to be pro
necutlng a brothor member of tho bonch.
Although Bohio pooplo mny have other
nntlons about It, and lho dofendnnt hero
may foni that way, I havo no personal
foellngs 1In the world lo grnUfy?
not ono blt. i I want to say f 'ir- ?
thor that, bo far ns' thls defendant 13
concerned, I do not want to,rico you go
to the full llmlt of thu lnw and Irnpcach
lilrn and dlsnunllfy hlm from holdlng of?
flco; but, lf In your opinion, Ho bus been
gulltv of acts of majailmlnlfltratlon ln
his hlgh offlco. whlch render hlm M un
flt porson to Blt longer. upon tho benoh.j
why, then, rcmnvo hlm; lot Wm mo tho"
?rror of hls. way and cirrccl It hore
nfter; nnd. for all I caro, ho can hold
nll tho oilices that Amhorst county mny
nvor havo to bestow. lt Ib a matter of
no concorn to.rno. Wo nro hero ln thls
mattor, not alono reprenentlng the peo?
ple of AmhcrBt county, but It Is a mat?
ter in whlch tho wholo peoplo of tho
Btato of Virginla feel nn Interest. The..
lionbr and Integrlty and falr.name. of
tho Virginla Ju.llciary ls at BtaKo. Wlll
you Hustoln lt and protect lt.' Thnt ls
the tjuoatlon for you. gentlcmen lo fia*
"I feel thnt you nn hien aro golng to
moet thls Issue In a way that lt ought
to bo mot, nnd dccl.lo It wlthout fear
?r"What ls thls I hcar about an acnult
tal of thls man for polltlcal re'usrms
Why should thero be any polltlcs '"'.Uija
cbm ono way or tho other. Is thero
PoUUcol orgnnl/itlon or i.nillatlon, ln he
Btato of Virginla so strong ns to mako
men shut thelr eyc- to what ls. > fcht.
nnd, if need be, to Btultlfy tl mmU*
and to tollow ln tho Irail ot thlfl.Am
herst Jury? In there such a oondltlon
of tWngs Ih the Stnte of Virginla? 1
can^Tbelleve It. But lf lh?e? Im. imay
the pnwers of heaven and oarth Hho up
now and crush lt our forovcr,
"Mr? Chalrman. 1 mihmll, the matter.
os far as 1 am concerned.'
Major Conrad Speaks.
A sudden hush fell over the hall when.
nfter a short recoss by tho commlttee.
wns no danger .
was easv to see that to tho multltudo
nssembled the man who was now to speak
wns tho star attrnctlon. And as wlll be
ucen in tho<neniiel the Bpeech ho mado
fully Justlfled every expectatlon.
- "Gentlcmen of tho Commlteo. he Hald,
"my mlnd has been irnpresBed by a very
gravo and ferlous doubt suggested by
tho mnnner of tho prosecutlon ln presont
ing thls rase-a doubt If I had notrex
aggerated tho importance of it. ihere
wns no personal and no pecuniary con
Blderatlon whlch moved me when I
came lnto tho case. God knows thoro
waa not. I thought that one of tho
gravest exlgonc.los whlch ever cohfront
ed tho Commonwealth waa beforo lt.
This man Ib a Btrnnger to me. I had
hcver known hlm beforo. There was,
J say, no personal conslderntlon whlch
insplred me. My sympathy for hlm wns
such ns wouid go out to any stranger,
innocent and charged with infamy.
"Tho thought whlch has been Imprcss?
ed upon m'o during tho argument of the
gentlcmen for tho prosecutlon hns been
that thls is a proceedlng to sntlsfy por
Fonal enmity. They want to Impose upon
thls man tho utmost penalty with whlch
tho 'laws of Virginla aro frelghted, nnd
?why? For the gratlflcatlon of hls onc
mles who are seeklng polltlcal vengeance.
"My friends of tho other slde have sald
that they wlll not go Into dots.il lnto the
testlmony submltted here. Gentlcmen. I
feel that tho responslblllty restlng upon
me is so great that I cannot consult your
wlshes or your convenience. -'i mean to
go into thls caso thoroughly to Bcrutl
nlzo the evldenco point by point, wltness
hy wltness nnd I wlll nsk you, gentlo
tnen, to follow mo."
Major Conrnd then went on to mnko
somo prellmlnnry "observatlons." Hc
nrgued that tho defendant appearcd In a
doublo capaclty?as a Judgo and as a
man, Whllo ho is on the bench ho .is '
n Judgo, whlle ho Is not ho is n mnn Hls
ncts as Judge must bo consldercd ns such,
his acts as a man must bo judged as
Thereafter Major Conrad proeceded to
go into tho cuse. Flrst of oll ho dls
cussod tho powors of tho commlttee.
Under tho ruling of tho Houso of Delo
gales, tho commltteo could only examlno
lnto chargoB "nlleged and preferred," nono
othor. Not to docldo "whether or not
Judgo Campboll wus a flt mnn for offico
but to examlno thoso allogatlons wns
tho functlon of tho commlttee, Tho Log.
Islaturo of Virginla hnd declded as to hls
fltness. It had sent.hlm out as a Judgo of
tho Commonwealth of Virginla.
"Thoreforo." argucd 'Major Conrad ln
effoct, "tho commltteo has nothlng to do
with what is not hero spcciflcally charged
nnd alleged. You can't charge a mnn
with Bteallng a horso and try him und
convlet him for Btcnllng a cow. What?
ever tho dofendnnt has dono, not charged
pgainat hlm, ls outsldo and apuit. Have
you any personal feeling agalnst Judgo
Compbell? Do you feolthat ho hns In?
jured you? You do yourself dishonor lf
you allow lt to onter lnto your Jiidgment
of tho sorlous muttom beforo you,
Procoedlng, Major Conrnd wont on to
mnko roforenco to the wltnesses ln tho
caso and tho prosooutors. Concornlng tho
witnessos ho wantetl to know why only
four of ton lawyers 0f Amhorst. mon
who moro than niij'boity u|Ha shoijld
know what Oiad occurred in tho court had
beon Bummonod; why tho others hnd not
beon compelled to nppoar. "And who aro
thosi who dld testify?" he nsked
"Whltohead, Payne, Strodo and Sctitt "
"When dld I tosUfy, Mujor?" aaked
Mr. Btrodo,
"Did I say you, Mr. Strodo?" askod
Major Conrad. "I waa mlstakon. i moant
lEvans. Mr. Strodo ocuupled n largor
place in my eyo than Mr. Evans-and ln
my heart."
Thoreupon Major Conrad proceeded to
pull tho Wltnesses about a llttlo. . Tho
testlmony of Mr. Payno for tho dofenso,
ha sald, tendod to offset tho testlmony of
tdr Whltchoad for tho prosecutlon, Tho
testlmony of Scott ho doclared to bo
?'colorlesa nnd Inalpld, countlng for noth?
lng." To Mr. Evnns the speaker sald he
ivould refer later. Thon ho hnd somo
Jhing to say about tho prosooutors.
"Who aro they?" askod Major Conrad.
(?Who nro theso pooplo who nro brlnglug
these chargoa?"
"Now, who aro tlio proseo.iitors hero?
Eoven tollora ln Tweodlc Streot, London,
fnet lu solomn oonclavo and last.ed a pro
clamatlon,' 'Wo, tho pooplo of Englund,'
And all tha old ladlea of Amhorst county,
with somo honorublo expootatlons, old
Jadjes of both soxes (laughtor), have mot
togethor In an antt-aaloon congrogatlon
ftiid have promulgated clmrges, whieh
yfou wlll pleaso obsorvo aro not algned by
Indlviduals, but by prpsldents and .secre
tarles. Thero ls a chargo hero, howovcr,
Ihat-pears the names of compctont and
#re4ibla 45tdorserj^ J ask you to 190k at
tbAiej- plfc.ce &t
Cofym's Store.
Tho Mill-End
salo tho past
wook llflH
brought many
lots lhat have horetofore not been on sale for various roasons
and caviBOS. You'll fmfl them to-day?price-brokon so that it
will bo woll for you to bo at Coheii's Storo, as thoso few items
out of thousands will sho,w:
Best 8c Dress
25c Lndlos' Black Laco
Hoso for.'.
$1.50 Dlnncr Napklns
131.00 and $3.50 Boys'
Suits for.
New 12Mc Sllkollne
Bleiioned or Brown Shects
for slnglo hed.
$15.00 Fctticonts
l?o Whlte Mndras nnd Dini
Ities for.;.,
75o Fignred, Shirfc-Wnists
for. ladles..'.
81.50 odd palrs of Ladles'
.Kid (lloves Fi
83.50 Ladles' Wash Shlrt (t pa
Walst Sults'for. iP*OU
75o Ladles' CorHCts ln var- A r _
lous slaes. ?3ti
60c Corded Wash Silks
50c to 69o
Rohcs for...
Ladles' Nlght
for, per
a pound Wrltlng Papor ?_
sr qulro.,. ?w
the hames that appear on page 7, ete."
??But there are some who havo slgned
thelr nnmes to the speclilc chargeB. And
who nre they? Harrlson, Scott, Harria,
Gurlund, Evans, Strode. Whltehead,
Brown and Loving.
"How many ot them have appeared?
Only three out of nlne. Where aro tlie
others? Where aro Harrlson, Hurrls,
Cinrlund, Strode. Brown and Loving?
"Cnn lt be argued that threo of them
are attorneys lor tho' prosecutlon and
ti.uld not appear oa witnesses? Great
God, gentlemen, wero thoy not witnesses
flrst? Why did they accept cmployment
whlch would prevent thelr appearance
upon the witness sland?
"1 submlt, gentlemen. that a,witness.
whon he appears upon the stand, does not
provo facts, but HtateB facts as he sees
them. Ho ls llio medium through whlch
facts pass, as the rnya of the siin pass
Uiiough a plece of glass, if the gluns
is blurrcd and dlscolored tho llght will
be blurrcd and dlscolored;
"I was much attracted to thls man,
Otto L. Evans. 1 bclievo that ho is an
intelllgent and an enrnt-st man; But he
Is but it liunian belng. He passes through
Ufe freighted wlth all the weakne-sses
whlch beset the path of mankind. What
Isl his hlstory? He starts out with a
pitinful encounter with thls man Camp?
bell We won't go Into the merlts of
tho Case. A Jury of tho Commonwenlth
has passed upon lt. Itisnotour placo- to
crlticlBo. V.'e all remomber how Alr. Lee
appeared on this stand?wlth what riel
Icacy hc declared tliat In vlew pt his per
Bt-rial relallons wlth Judge Campbell he
had dccllned to appear as a witness for
tho prosecution. But look at Evans. He
is the rc-luctant prosecutor of Judpe
Campbell at tho trial for assault. He
says he Is reluctant. But couldn't he have
lcfused to enter the case; couldn't Iip
have rellnquished his offlce boforo be dlo
"And when he ls through does he go
homo and thank God that i.o'ls over, and
ovor wlth it all? No! He wrltes to tho
Governor of Vlrglnla Inslstlng that tho
Leglslaturo tako the matter up. Ho
slgiis his own name as Commonw'-alth's
Attorney. Wihat duty was he performlng
for tho Cpmmoriwealth? Ho might as
properly have slgnod a bank notc as
Comonwenlth's Attorney. But ho'went
ever. further. Ke wrdte to the Bar Asso?
clatlon, oC whlch ho ls not a member,
and of whloh Judge Campboll ls not a
member, and ho asked tho Bar Assocla?
tlon to Interfere.
"Do you remomber the old man who
nppoared hero wlth nll the aroma of Am?
herst county reeking about Idm? His
legs wero drunk, but his mlnd wns so
ber. He sald ho wus a 'puciilcator,' and
that lio went to Mr. Evnns. Ho hcara
that thero was a fuss between the peo?
ple and Judge Campbell, and he wanted ?'
to sottlo lt and prevent tho seandal. What
did Mr. Evans say? Ho declared that the
only thlng whlch could save Judito Cnmp
bell was his reslgnatlon from oillco. What
ls the phraso you uso about a warrant?"
"Compoundlng?" suggested a member
of the committee.
"Yes, compoundlng?condoning a war?
rant. Mr. Evans was willing to do thls,
provldod Judgo Campbell should stpp
down. nnu out. It is through a medium
such as thls, gentlemen. that tho testl?
mony comes."
Messrs. Irving P. and Thomas W3ilto
head next camo in for a few remnrks,
Mujor Conrad declared they wero two
Intelllgent, actlve, energetlo lawyers.
stnndlng hlgh in tho communlty. But
he rldlculed thelr testlmony.
,"I declare lt remlnded mo of tho fa?
mous trial reported by John Bunyon ln
his Pllgrlms .Progress?tho trial of Falth
ful, the compunlon of Chrlstlan. Don't
you romember when tho Jury woro em
panollcd and tho witnesses called, that
tho laHt witness called was Mr, Envy.
Old John Bunyon gave thom all thoso
iiames, This was Mr. Envy, Ho took tho
witness stuntV nnd ho tostlfled wlth
amazlng volublllty and zenl. ' And thon
wlint passed? He sald: 'Gentlemen of llio
Jury, llils Is my testlmony. .1 hopo that
wlth the testlmony of tho other gentlo
men who liave testllled boforo mo, It wlll
bo HUllicient to convlct thls prlsoner; but,
if it ls not, you cnn rocall mo to tlio stand
and I will supply tlie dellclency.' "
Aftor ho had thus dcalt wlth witnesses
nnd prosocutors Major Conrad went on
to dlscuss tlio charges and speolflcatlons
themuelvoB, Flrst of nll ho referred to
tho fourth charge: Tliat Judgo Camp?
bell had manlpulalecl tho proceedlngs of ?
his own court and hnd packed tho grand
Jury so that ho would bo Indloted; that
ho had been trled beforo a pettlt Jury
ohosen from a liBt prepared by himsolf;
that he had paeked tho court room wlth
his olttcriuors,
In tho course of his argument In thls
connectlon Major Conrad referred to tho
connoctlon of Judgo Wood wlth tho so
loctlon of the jury and the suggesllon
that ho and Campbell wero ln cahoot.
"Poor old Judgo Wood," jie declared.
'T don't thlnk thero ls any body who wlll
ohargo hlm wlth any offonso gravor than
coiigonltal stuipldity. Let's dovoto a lit?
tle tlmo to tho psychological exantlnu
tlon of Wood. It won't tuko long for us
to dlsposo of hlm profeaslonally,"
Then Major Conrad went on to dlscuss
Wood and Campbell nnd tlie alleged con
nootlon 1-otweon Wood's cnndlduey for
tho cirouit judgoahlp, his rerjutst for
Campboli's suppqr-t and ovontually his
preslding at tho trial of tho Amherst
Judgo, Ho also mado referenco to tlio
fact that Wood had oxprossed. symputhy
for Judgo Campbell aftor tho assault.
"Old Wood went lnto Judge Cnptpboll's
room at Ford's tho day after tho assunlt
and there was a dlscusslon of the up
fc-1'lunu.to tvtfttlr, and old Wood exprcased
sympathy.and regretted that lt had hap
r/enod. He sald horo when he testlrted
that in the thing he cails'hls mlnd ho
felt that had it beon hlm he wouid havo
bent Crawford with the stlck Instead of
the whlp. But ,ho dldn't tell Campboll
that. It all reminds me of a llttle story.
."Judgo Wood remlnded me aomewhat
of a Judge I mot some months ago. I
am strongly tompted to tell his namo
I mot hlm at Capon Sprlngs.
Lord Thurlow looked Uke a fool be
sldo hlm. Ho was tho wlsest looklpg
man you could imaglne. Hls eyebrows
camo down over hls nose, and thore was
an expresslon of unfathomnible depth In
hls eyes. My friend, Dr. Hy. C. Alexan
der. and I wero there togother. The prtr
prletor came to me ond sald I wouid Uke
to introduco you to Judgo Orr (of Call?
fornla). but he has requested.me not to
Introduco any strangors to hlm, as ho is
not cnlorglng tho clrcle of acquaintnnces.
Dr. AJexander and I remalned here somq
days. One day we saw thls fellow stnnd-'
Ing nt the end of the portlco. The pro
prietor camo forward and met us and
sald: 'Gentlcmen, Judge Orr dcsires to bc
presented to you.' We went up and wero
Introduced to him.
Having nothing in common (lt was the
tlmo these sand lot occurronces were go?
lng on on the Paclflc coast), I said to hlm
"Judge. what Is golng to be tho result
or the outcomo of thls' Chlnese buslncss
on the Paclflc coast?" Tho old fellow
looked up to tha Heavcns. drew hls eye?
brows down over hls nose, and says:
"Slr.'l apprehend that the contlnued |m
portatlon of Mongollans to the Paclflc
const Is calculated to Increa-se tho popu
latlon or that country." (Laughter.)
I wns looklng for Just such a Judlclal
dellverance from Judge Wood, when he
was on the stand, but unfortunately, he
was took sick. (Laughter.)
Shortly after thls lncldent the commlt?
teo ordered a reoess untll 4 o'clock- ln
the afternoon.
Major Conrad Continues His Argument
And Mr. Strode Closes.
It was a llttle after 4 o'clock whon tho
chalrman rapped the commltteo to order,
and Major Conrad resumed hls argu?
ment for Uio dofonso. Judgo Campboll
was In hls seat. smlllng and shaklng
hands with his friends. Tho crowd was
denso and tho chalrman and Major. Con?
rad both appealed for alr.
Bofore proceedlng to tho questlon, whlch
ho had left before the recess, Major Con?
rad ndvorted to tho spcciflcatlons nnd
contended that thero Judgo Campbell hnd
found excuso for the contonllon that-Dr.
Crawford had reflected upon him ln the
publlcatlon In tho Chrlstlan Federation.
Comlng then to tho questlon of tho se
lectlon of tho Jury, whlch lt had been
charged wero the personal and polltlcal
friends of Judge Campbell, Major Con?
rad quoted tho testlmony of Sherlff
Board, whom ho contended waa a per?
sonal and polltlcal enemy of the Judge.
Tho brllllant lawyer, with characterlstlo
ahllltty, dlssected tho testlmony of Com
monwealth's Attorney Otto L. Evans and
contended that Mr. Evans, ono of tho
chlef wltnesses for tho prosecutlon, had
not been able to east any suspiclon upon
the actlons of his client.
Comlng to tho charge that Judge Camp?
bell had packod tho court room with hls
friends, ho wanted to know what wns tho
nocosslty for thls, whon ho had already
pneked tho bonch with a friend and the
Jury box with his personal and polltlcal
friends. ' >
Ho resentod tho idea that the wholo
business had been packed, but sald that
lt waa a fact from tho evldenco that It
appeared that hls cllont was tho most
popular man ln Amhorst county, and that
no promlscuous crowd could bo gol ten
togother thoro whlch was not ln favor of
Campboll. Ho dwolt upon tho fact that
wltnosses for the Commonwealth had
testlfled that Judge Wood hnd admonlsh
od tho crowd thnt thero was no polltlcal
meotlng In progross.
Ho clalnied that not only tho testlmony
of Judgo Wood, but that Mr. C. L. Scott
nnd Sheriff Board boro out tho conten
tlon that Judgo Wood had iised every cf
fort to proserve ordor,
Major Conrad now roourrod to the
chargo ngninst Judge Campbell on tho
ground of partlsnn polltlcal activlty, ond
the lack of notlvlty on tho part of tho
Judge tn nuppress tho ali'eged I'lllclt salo
of ilquor In Amhorst county, A part of
thls charge was nlso that Judgo Camp?
boll had connlvod at tho UUclt salo of
Ilquor at Amhorst.,
Tho attorney contended that unless
every count let out ln tho chargo wus
sustainod, tho chargo Itsolf, as a whole,
wouid fail.
lf It could be -proved that Day sold
ilquor wlthout tho knowledgo of Judgo
Campboll, lt wns nothlng agalnst tho lnt
Hero Mr. Conrad seored Mr. Thomns
Whltohead, Jr., a pronilneut wltness
for tho prosecutlon, nnd chnraelor
Izod hls testlmony as tho folly of youth.
On tho rtrst appllcatlon ho contended that
thero hucl boeu no oppo.ltlon to Day'a
Ucensos nnd thoy wero .ranted; on the
second, tho ilrm of Whltohead und Whlto?
head had been employed, and ho de?
clared thut thls faet wouid always mnko
o.. dlfferenco. Major Conrad wua not
chailtablo to Mr. Whltehead ln rogard
to tho lattor's constructlon. of tho llquar
lu\ys npplylng to Amherst, and sald ho
,(M?Jor Conrnd) had vontured to take
miothev view with f?ar and trembllng.
i Wujor Conrad apjieuled to the comrnlttea>
that Judgo Campbell must hn.vo, ln grant<
Ing thoisecond lltfbfies. mado a dellbcrato
nnd corrupt (leclslon tn favor of Day, If
tho contcptlon of tho prosecutlon wns lo
bo taken as correct.
Hero tho spoakor pald a great trlbuta
to Druggist Day, whom ho sald iho com?
mltteo had soehi.ftnd he sald by way of
paronthosls that Day was a great frlend
of Judgo Loving, lt must bo provod hero
that Campbell not only knew of Day's
llllclt snlo of llquor, but ttnit ho con*
nlved at It. Ho contcnded that no ono
had testlflod that Judgo Campbell had
cllhor known of or connlved nt tho llllclt
salo of llquor at Amherst. Here Major
Conrad rapped Mr. Evans, nnd snkl he,
nn Attornoy for the Commonwi.nlth, had
mndo no movo In tho matter.
Tourhlng tho evidence ns to Judgo
Campboll havlng furnlshnd certain po.o
plo with prOBcrlptlon bottlon from his of
Ilco, Mnjor Conrad sald thnt even If lihis
wero truo It could not properly be
considered. ns tho Houso In Us resolu?
tion had sald the commltl?e could not
go bnck of Jnnuary. 1000. when thls oc
currence was ln 1808. '
The speaJtor was soverc on Coll noso,
the negro witness, and snld whatevor
Ills testlmony, It could not be considered,
as it was with relation to mattors nl
logcd to havo taken placo prlor to Judge
Campboli's oloctlon to tho Judgshlp. Iid
eleared his cllont of anythlng wrong
ln tlio transaction whern C.irtor had
brought whlskey to a Jury. and thon ho
passed to tho mntter of Instructlons to
the grand'Jury a?i to the testlmony of
W. II. H. Wlnston, foremnn of tbe grand
jury. ,
He underook to point out dlscrepan
cles in the testlmony. and then he sald,
"Oh, It was it lamo and Impotent rftatc
ment. Now, gentlemen of tlie commltteo,
would you undertake to hang a sheop
kllllng dog on 'such a statoment?"
Ho invoked the case of Justlco Cha.se,
where'the Senate of tho United States
hnd acqultted hlm upon a much graver
chargo than had been brought agalnst
Judgo Campbell.. and ho appealed that
no case had boen made out agalnst his
"And now. comes the questlon of my
cousln, the Rev. Mr. Grny," sald the
'brilliant advocate, wlth some show of
sarcasm. and then he launched upon a
thesl3 on the subject of tomperance. He,
thought It was Intemperance in thls In
fornal iust for office'nnd for personal
greed.that had led to all this confuslon
ln Amherst, rather than Intemperance In
llquor, For his own part, ho would not
BUpport any man for offlce who would
seek to push hlmself Improperly to a
judlclal offlce, even thougb ho wero hls
Comlnp; to the A. D. Beard mattor,
Major Conrad undertook to justlfy the
actioru of his clfent, and snld there
could be no questlon that Beard, a3 com
mlssloner of revenue, was In arrears In
hls accounts. andj that Judge Campbell
only performtd hls sworn duty.
Major Conrad undertook to estabijsh
tliat it was Commonwealth's Attorney
Evans and not Judgo Campbell who had
sought to havo Commlssloner Beard In?
dloted for forgery, and then he passed
to the Sweet Brlar road chargo agalnst
Judgo Campbell.
Ho passed thls testlmony over brlefly,"
and sald it needed but little comment.
Quotlng Witness Stlnnett jfor the Corn
monwealth, Major ConraiJ clalmed that
hls testlmony .acqultted tlie defendant of
any wrpngdolng. The Bedford Clty in
cldent camo in for connncnt by the
counsel for the defc-nse, and he sald
whatevor he may havo said tliore was
to the supervlsors of Amherst .county,
and not to the Sweet Brlar road com?
Major Conrad now reverted to the thlrd
charge, relating to the cowhidlng affair.
He undertook to discredit much of the
testlmony agalnst Judgo Compbell on.
this point, and then ho launched into
an unmerclful excoriatlon of the Rev.
Dr. Crawford. "That ls the miserable,
desplcable subterfuge that this man
adopts," sald the attorney, "to ruln
?tho good name of thls man as judgo of
the County Court of Amherst."
When referrlng to the publlcation in
the Chrlstlan Federation agalnst Judgo
Campbell, tlio testlmony of Judge Mann
was here onlarged upon,. as it had been
by Judge.Loving, and cotinsel for tlie de
fense grow eloquent ln appeallng for hls
"Now, whilo Campbell ls thero shnk
ing hands with Judge Mann, this hand
ls thrust botween them, and a volce says,
'Judge Campbell.' Campbell tufns and
sees this man. He steps back. Now.
what is ln his mlnd? There corne flood
ing hls mlnd' tho thought, here is thls
creaturo who has grossly Insulted me,
grossly Insulted the court. 1 have glven
hlm in opportunlty in tho court room
to apolcglze: I gavo hlm im opportunlty
by tho itilo to dlsclalm an lntont even
to be dlscourtoous; ho lias rofused to do
lt; now ho has the audaclous aftYontery
to oome tnd saluto me. I wlll not strlko
him. 'Dr, Crawford, I gavo you an op?
portunlty ln the court to apologlze; I
glve you another opportunlty now.' Why
dldn't tho man say at onco, 'I menat
nothlng to you personallyj I would not
lnsult you porsonally; I moroly repoated
a ixipular rumor.' Why dldn't ho say
somothlng? Ho doellncd to say anythlng
except that ho made hls statoment ln tlio
court room. Now, gentlemen, I grant
vou tbis, If Judgo Campboll bad dellbor
ately, If ho had premedltatedly deter
mlnod to thrnsh that man, thero mlght
bo somo reason for crltlclslng him for
dolng it; but when you Und that con
Junctlon of Infiuencos brought to bear
upon hls reason and in a moment reason
is dethroned and all senso of proprlety,
if you plonso, ls gone for tho moment,
wlth tho only Iiistrunic-iit ho had In his
hunds lie proeeeds to express hls resent
ment upon tho body of that man wliu
had affronted hlm.
"A llttlo whilo ago a Judge, ono of tlio
most courteous und elegant men in tlio
clty of Washington, wns presented by a
lawyor wlth u bundlo ol' oluincei-y pdpers;
upon readlng lt tho judge found that It
coiitalned a proposltlon whlch lnvitod tlio
court to partlolpato ln a frnutl that thls
man was deslrlng to cfiectuato through
a blll In cluuicory. Thls grand man took
that bunalo of papers and dashed them
lnto tho faco of tho scoundrol who mado
Iho proposltlon-froin tli? VOry seai nf
judgment Itself. Was ho disbarrud? He
was applauded to tho echo, lt was an
oxprossion.of iho vll'tuous and Indlgnant
rosentinont. And so hore 1 say If a mlii
Istcr of the gospel, If the blshop of thla
dlooose wns apprbaohed by a man who
gratultously and Instaiiianebusly offered
hlm a personal lnsult. nnd nll tlmt was
human in man rose up nnd ln an Instant
ho forgot tho eovloslttstlcal clonk uprw
hlm. and struck tlio scoiinflrel to tho
ground, It would not deijinde hlm ln that
oihco or degrndo hlm In tho sonse of any
rlght tliinklng man. Thls nian has boen
trled by tho ortmlnal coiirtB of thls
eountry nnd acqulttod. Tho questlon now
Ib whether ho has cjegradcil the ofllco of
Judge. I sny, as ho stood there, ho was
not a Judge any niore than If ho had
been on the Paoifio con.it twelvo months
after tho affair and hnd struck Dr. Craw
ford thero. He lefl hls ormlno on tbo
bonch. Hls court had adjnurneil. ns ls
tostllled here by tho deputy shorlft. by
a roportor* nnd by throe other wllnesaes.
Ho wus thero us a lawyor,
"VA'hether wo-sny ho ought lo have
had moro cotnmand ovor hlmself, ha
ought lo hnvo been moro self-contalncd,
or ho ought not to havo lot hls angry
pnsslons rhio, tin dld It, and tho (inestlon
ls; Dld he do It corruptty? Dld ho do It
dcllboraloly? Wns lt premcdltated? Do
you bellovo It? Now, lf tho president of
tho Court of Appoi.lii of thls Stato wor6
Inaultcd on tho Btreot or Insulted any
whoro, and in a moment of passlon ho
resentB tho liisult nnd strlkes down tho
oftondor, wlll you suy that ho should
bo romoved from tho benoh? Effnco this
man (Cnnipbcll) from your mlnd and tako
nny Virginla Judgo; tako somo mnn who
cemmands your entlro npprovnl niid np
probiitlon for hls personal and oillclnl
charncler nnd put ihlm In thls mnn'B
plncc, nnd s.-iy If you aro prepnracl to
Blute that beeause that mnn for a mo?
ment, ln tho hour of tclnplntlon. loscs
cotnmand and control of hlmsolf and cx
prcsscs resentment, that ho thoroby con
do/nns hlmself nnd hls poatority to over
lasting perftdy and shamo?
"Now, gontlomcn, I must road to you,
evon If I havo to drag It In by tho oars,
a thing that camo In moro approprlately
ln anothor conncctlon about our friends,
the clergy, carrylng too far thls dealro
of tholrs to prcach polltics. A llttlo whllo
ngo an occloBlustlcal mountebank up hero
In Now York, tho Rov. Dr. Parkhurst,
sald that *ovon at thls day, so long after
on.nnclpatlon and tho constltutlonal
nmendmont that followed, thero Is In
many parts of tho South a condltlon of
vt-rltablo slavery. Although wo clatm to
bo clvllized, yet thoro ls a degroo of bnr
bnrlsm ln certaln parts of tno South,
and although we send our mlSBlonarlea
to ChrlBtlanlze other lands, tihoro aro
coromunitles ln tho South as un-Chris
tinti as any part ot heathondom.' - ?
"Now, I mako no reforenco to the fact
that thls gontloman was a Northorn mon.
I Bay that no Virginla clergyman ln the
hlstory of this. Commonwealth haa ever
degrnded hls offlco or hls porsenallty by
maklng sucih a publlcation as that agalnst
a Virginla Judge or offlcer. I say that
whon thls man (Campbell) saw thls for?
eigner here. who had not been more than
a yoar ln tnls Stato, offerlng him thls In
dtgnlty, that that was an eleinont that
he Justly took Into conslderatlon.
"Now, pormlt me Just in closing lo
read to you ono sentence from the groat
est and wlsost polltlcal phllosopher that,
ln my judgment, haa evor llved ln mod?
ern tlmes. Edmund Burk has sald:
"'No sound ought to be'heard In tho
church but tho heallng volce of Chrls?
tlan charlty. Tho cause of civll llberty
and civll government galns as llttlo as
that of rellgion by thls confuslon of dti
tles. Those who qult thelr proper char?
acter to nssume what doos not bolong to
them aro, for the greater part, lg.ior
ant both of the charactor they loavo and
of the character thoy assume. Whoily
unacqualnted with tho world In whlch'
they are so fond of meddllng nnd Inox
porlcnccd In all? its afTairs on whlch
they prohounce w-lth so much confldonoe,
thev havo nothlng' of p-dltlcs but tho
pnsslons they exclte.' Surely the church
Is n placo where one day's' truco ought
to bo allowed to the dlssensions and
anlmosltles of manklnd.'
"Wo say that our brethren hero of the
church are comparatlvely freo from thnt
in Virginla. but for half a centnrv past
we have had mlsslonarles sont her1* from
the North to toach ns how lo live and
how to dle. Wo nro barbarlans, we
are unclvlllzed; thoy send tholr missh-i:
arios here nnd npenly proclaim, as this
man Paxkhurst has done. tb.it we sinnd
In as much nood of mlssijnar'e.') from
tho North as savngos ln.lied.thon lands
do Now, I any that'.whfj a mun wn-ts
with the eccleslnstlciil garb upon hlm,
and offers an Indignlty, a grosn and out
rageous lnsult as thts man dld. it Is a
legltlmate fnct to conslder. that he 1s
not one of our home peoplo. who is re
provlng me for my slns: he is an infa
mous. meddlosome Yankcc. who come"
here ln the splrit that brought on the
Civll War. that led to Unclo Tom's Ca
bin, that led to every propaganda of In
fnmv that hns <*wr come from. ?ho|
qunrtor down to thls. I say that when
a man ls insulted as Campbell'was, lt
is a legltimnte subjoct for hlm. to tako
Into nccount thnt the mnn who has of?
fered that lnsult-.la not one of hls peo?
ple, but Is a meddllng, #impudent, nu
daclous lntruder into our soctai, nollt
ical and cecleslastlcnl affalrs."
There was a perfect storm of applauso
and cheerlng when Major Conrad con
cluded, and Charlmnn Southall rnpped
vlgorously for order.
The commltteo crled loudly for order
nnd threafenod' to clenr tho Hnu?e. Ma?
jor Conrad exprossed the hope that thoro
wouid bo an "extonslon of Indulgenco"
by the commlttee. Mr. Strodo also asked
thnt tho House be not cleared. He s"s
gested a recoss'of .five or ten mlnutes for
the purpose of gottlng some fresh alr.
ond the commlttee rose to tho suggcstlon.
Mr. Strode Speaks.
Mr. Strodo was dellberato ln hls open?
lng. He spoke with great oaso, and
seomed to reallzo tho hlgh degree of re
sponslblllty whlch rested upon hlm. He
wns somowhaf. dlsposed to rldloulo tho
great lawyor who . had precedod hlm,
and turnlng to Major Conrad ho sald:
"I am not holior than thou, slr, but I
am nn humblo sorvnnt standlng horo to
do my duty as I soo.lt ln tho slght of
my God iind of my people."
Ho assarted that lt had been tho de?
fenso and not the prosecutlon that had
boclouded tho lssuo with cross-roads
Ho snid Major Conrad had como into
Uio caso with lho word "mystery" upon
hls llps and ho had gono out of lt with
"mystery' of mysterles" upon hls llps,
and hnd not seomed to renllzo tho grav
ity of tho sltuutlon hero presentod. Mr.
Strode entered into nn ablo dofense of
Amhorst county, nnd sald tho best peo?
plo thereof wero not rosponslblo, and If
lt wns conllnuod tho peoplo of Virginla
wouid know who were rosponslblo, as the
caso hnd been properly preaonted to a
rogulnrly constltuled oommlttoo of tho
Leglslnt'uro of Virginla,
Ho wns suro It had been demonstrntad
that Judgo Campbell was not a flt man
to hold the hlgh offlco of judgo In tho
Stato of Vlrginln.
Ho took up tho II. D. Board caso flrst,
nnd sald Judgo Campbell hnd printed
ln hls pnpor thnt ho wouid show somo
further developnionts agalnst pooplo who
wero persocuting hlm. roferrlng to Benrd,
agalnst whom an lndlctmcnt was then
pendlng. ....
Hero tho counsol declared thnt tho
ohlef wltnesses for the defonso were
"ono S. A. Day," "ono Dr. Rlchardson"
and "ono Olarenoo J. Campboll."
He elnlmcd thnt It hnd boon admlttod
that Judgo Campboll had packod the
grand Jury ln hls own Interost, and ad
verllnir to tho Board case. ho declared
that Major Conrnd had undortaken to
mnke a "senpo goat' of Commnnwenllh's
\ ttorney Evans, wlthout reforenco to the
r.vlrtoiioo. Mr, Strodo took up now the
specltlctttlon us to tho Sweot Brlar road.
and contnnded by tfro evldenoo that Judgo
Campboll was clearlv an Impropoi' man
to slt in tho caso.
Ho had not dropped tho rnue fnvorod
bv hlmself untll ho luul exhaiisted ovory
offort of throat und coerelon agalnst the
coiiinilssloiiers ln tho matter.
Mr. Strodo dwelt upon tho nlleged ex
presslon of Judgo Hamphell lp Bedford,
that It wouid ho n darnod cold day in
Augnut beforo tho suporvlsors got any
favors from hls court If they dld not
adhere to hls wl.heu lu tho Sweet Brlnr
rotid matter, nnd ho declared that tho
only road whlch tho court enred tn hcar
olbo.lt was tho road whlch tho court lt
solf dea.'red.
Comlng to Judgo Oiimpbell's trlal, Mr.
Strodo discussed tho piatter with great
He oh.i'Hod that Judgo Campbell luul
Follows elosoly ln tho wako of MEIltTj
Succoss stands ready to orown merlt,
And inorit ls tho natural followlng of
You can havo no/better ropresontntlon
of all threo nf theso red.ttlsltea than tho
If you
purohaso ono of theso planos thoro will bo no room for dlssatlsfootion.
In making your OALOTJLATIONS for tho best way to
givo pleustiro at homo (?
Plavs tho best of music,wlthout any fortnor mnslcal educatlon. One
lcsson of ilfteen mlnutcs nnd you havo all necessary know edge to produoo
nny composltlon of music, from t.ho latest cake walk to the most dlffloult
elasslcs. .luststep lu otul lot us show you. Wrlto for cntalogues.
. RSosk & Co
packed the grand Jury bocauso he de
slrod to havo tho opportunlty to solect hl_
own trlnl Judgo and to pack hls own
petlt Jury. i ,,
Hero'Mr. Strodo dcllvered a Bcorchlng
arraignment of Judgo E. N. Wood, and
said he was a better wltness than the
prosecutlon had hopod to get from the
defenso. ? , _ ._?
Ho dolnlled tho meeting of Judgea
Campbell and Wood In Richmond and
charged that thero hnd been an agroe
ment botwecn them that Judge Wood
was to slt in Judgo Campbcll'a trlal, and
that Judge Campbell wouid support the
Fluvanna man for clrcult Judge,
Ho charged that Judgo Campbell hnd
secn Judgo Adams as a sldo play, only
to got Judge Adams, as a wltness In his
favor at subsequont itrluls.
Mr. Strode charged dupllclty ln tho mat?
ter of Judgo Campbeus wrlt ng l^tho
Governor to select Judgo Wood. and then
ho took up tho mattor of solcctlng a
grand Jurv ln Amhorst, and renewed tho
chnrge that it hnd been packed beeause
hc deslred a trlal before a Judgo and
r.otlt jury of hls own solectlon.
He dharged agaln that tho deputy clork.
the only county offlcer In sympathy with
Judgo Campbell, had helped Judgo Wood
tn! solect the Jury. and bo charged that
tho court-room , was packed with tho
friends of Judgo Campbell. fg*?*?*^*
Major Conrad and said: "Twlt ? ?ith
fall'lng to make out our caso? And yt-t
ycu. slr, l refused to put upon the stand
rnaterlal wltnesses, who wouldjhayertq d
th-* truth, and thouffh called by you,
borne, out our contontions, and yet you
wouid not,"
Mr. Strode dld somo twlttlng for hlm?
self on tho questlon of wltnesses..and ho
Chailenged Judge Campbell with dodg
Insc on tho wltness stand persona ly, and
ln' ths mattor of calllng matoria wlt
nMrCSStrode now took up tho "prescrlp-.
'tlori bottlo" questlon, and: sald tha-.eM
denco was clear that Judge Campbell had
furnlshed such a bottlo to hls^fi'lends_
"And vet upon thls you plend the stat
ute of limltatlon," sald Mr. Strodo, and
all tiho cOmfort you can get out ot thla
you nro welcomo to," ho sald to Major
CHe r^id a trlbute to John Bowen. whoso
testlmony lt had been sought to Jmpeach
nnd whlch ho sald Mnjor Conrad had beon
giad enough to Ignoro.
Major Conrad mado somo lnaudlblo re
ply, nnd Mr. Strode convulsed tho great
nudiencQ with applauso by soylug that
thn chlef wltness ngnlnst Bpwon wns
S. A. Day, who had grown rlcl. ln tho
plying of hls nefnrlous trndo nt Amhorst.
Chalrmnn Southall rapped vlgorously for
order, and he suocoeded ln restoring it
wlthout the dlfflculty whlch had attended
on a prevlous occasion during tha eve?
' Tho close of Mr. Strodo's speoch wns
ono of tho dlstlngulshing featuros of tho
day. What a demonstratlon lt provokod
ls told nbovo. Tho young attorney pald:
' "Thero nro thoso who sny that tho.Mr
Kinla of thls day (and my frlond has ln
timated rather hls ndheronco to that
view) ls below, In its ostlmato of tho
dutles dnmandod of its publlc mon, the
Virginla of olden tlmea. I am too young
nnd onthuslastlc lo concur In that view,
I rathor lovo to seo Virginla ns she
stands to-day hi my eyos, Just post tho
threshold of a new contury. with the
dawn of a now day brouking full and
falr upon her brow. She hns strlpped
from hor llmbs nnd body tho radlenl
rugs that bound her, and, arrayod ln the
full gurmenls, tho maklngs of hor now
sons, sho stands rondy to rttn a new
rnoe, weakness not In her hoart nnd
woarlness not on hor brow. Sho hns
luinlshed tho eloud of the black doath
thut hovorod around her untll to-dny her
sons, froo in mlnd nnd heart and soul, i
stand faclng tho rosponsibllltles of a i
now day nnd n new ora. My lnst worda
to you, gentlcmen of tho Gonoral As?
sembly of Virginla, hero In theso balls so
soon to bo dlsmantled perhaps, but havo
boeu hnllowed for moro tlinn a hun?
dred years with evldcnces of peorloss de
votlon to duty, aro that I louvo tho caso
with you, asking only that you wlll not
blot that falr pngo whieh stretchos be?
foro us with a proccdont npproving such
oonduct in a Judgo of thls Coinmonwoalth
aa tho cvldem'o ln thls caso has lald ut
the door of Clarouco J. Ciunpbell."
A Pretty Even Split is Expected In the
From what can bo learned on tho In
sldo, Tlio Timos-Dlspateh ls In a posl?
tlon to prcdlct that tho voto on tho Camp*
tiell-Crawford caso thls uftorjioon whon
lt Ih taken up by tho Courts of Justloo
t'onimlttiio wlll stand about as follows:
For Cumpell?Mossm. fcoutbal, (chalr
man), Duko, C.'urdwoll. Smlth, Sebroll and
Allon? 8 Agalnst, Camplioll? Messrs.
Kurlv. Gont, Davls. I*o, Llon, Slpe and
Thoro aro, of oourso, somo olen.euta of
doubt ln the aboro forecaat, but thls is
about tho way those on the Inslde aro
tlgurlng Uio miAttor mil. It (s likely
th.it Mr. Allan may slgn nelther report
tov tho reuson thnt ho hns been . abs^nt
and hns heard but llttlo of tho ovidoiuio.
Whllo Chalrinan Southal wlll vote and
elgn tha niinorlty ropart.tt3.li.la, ugurod
out at. present, it Is falrly cortaln thnt'.;;;'
ho wlll haivo retlred from the House by";.',;
constltutlonal llmitatlonbeforo the matfei. ''
comes up for adaptlon, for the seasona
that ho is a Congrossman-elect, and hls
term ln tho National Legislature will
begln on March 4th noxt. In any eieont,
a voryipretty flght Is expocted on tho floor
.of tho Houso.
(Hy Assoeluted Prcsa..i
WASKINQTON, February 2G.-The nd-:;
visablllty and legality of tho appolntmont
hy tho Presldent of Senators and mem?
bers on commissloiiB formod the subjec:-.
of conslderable dlse'ission In tho Senato
to-day. The sundry clvll bill wns under
oonsideratlon and Mr. Hale, havlng ln
mlnd the amendment whlch was adopted
yestorday authorlzlng tho appolntmont
of an lnternatlonal monentary. commls?
slon, startod the debato by calling atten
tlon to tho fact that tho Senato had re
probated the pollcy ot appolnting Senators
on commisstons, and on one occaslon bad.
refused to conllrm two Senators nomlnated
by tho Presldent for such seni'lce. Dur?
ing tho dlscusslon rt Was,made clear thal
no reflectlon v,ras Intended on Mr. Lodge
and Mr. Turner, who havo beon selected
as members of the Alnskan boundary
commlsslon. Tho bill was passed after
a numtor of amendments aad oeen addert
to lt, among them one npproprlatlng $2.
000,000 for tho purchase of a ipostofnco
slto In New York clty. '
Mr. Bacon argued that lt ls. d,tsUn(itiy
and posltlvoly Impropor to appoint mem->
bors of elther Housa on comrnissions, and
tho onlv escape from tho prohibtuon Is
tho technlcal posltion that the commla
slon ls not an offlco.
Mr. Tlllmon offered an amendment pro-.<
vluln'g that no Senator or member shnll
bo appointed to any such commlsslon.
Tho amendment was declared out of or?
der on an objectlon by Mr. McComas.
Tho Sonato went into executl've session
at 1:40 P. M.. and spent the remainder
of tho day ln dlscusslhg tho Fananu
Cnual treaty, adjoumlng shortly beforo
0 o'clock untll to-morrow.
Vaudeville Guest.
It is probablo that Senator Tlllman is
lnvlted to moetings of press associatlons
to glve varlety to tho exorclscs. Ho does,
and a bad varlety at that-tndlanapolls ?
Journal. -,^_____ '
Former Virginian Opposes lt*
Very Strongly.
(Hpeclnl to Tlie Tlmon-nispatch.)
- ' VSHINOTO^ D. C, February M.
Po'proscntatlvo Lacy. of Iowa. chalr?
man of tho remn.lttee on Iublic Lands
and a natlvo ot Vlrglnla. ls very strong?
ly opposed to havlng a statuo of Oeneral
Lee in Statuary Hall.
Mr. Lacy has wrltten a letter to Cap
tal'li W. H. H. Asbury. of tho O. A. R..
POSt at Otlumwn. Iowa, ln tho course
of which ho says in referrlng to the
l?ovoniontJbe.l..g made to erect tho statuo;
"If Vlrglnla suffored from any pov
orty of Kroat names nnd found dlfflculty
i fililng the Place It m.gl.t bo different.
ni.t sho has filled ono of her two places
wlth Washington, and has one apace ro
manlng? Peoplo aro asktng why Mon
?m thero They wlll be always
uskl^N'hy SK is' thero should lt be
B,'''TlH'ie aro alroady statues of Jeffer
H6n n the Capltol. though no. placed
thero by Vlrglnla. Thero Is none of Mad
!tf?To?rteach co'intng gonoratlons there ls
,.? differonce between fightlng under the
f,?K und fightlng agalnst it would be
a verv ureat mlstako, Tho Statuary Hal.
Isoie for tlie teaclilng of tho natlon. II
sbould not bo used tu commeniorate th?
a'ctions of those who only sought to over
llirow Ihe national govornment."
Mr Lacy wus born ln New Martlnsvillo
now West Vlryinla. ln 1S41, romoved to
Iowa ln IS55, eiillstod ln tho Thlrd Iowa
ln 1SUl and served through thy war with
A Northern member of tho Houua canu
t? Mr. Ciliuss, of Vlrglnla, to-day and tell
'ns, lilm that a number of people, phlufly
of tho G. A. It., had wrltten him pro
tostiiig agalnst havlng Qoneral I.oo'?
statue placod In tlie Capltol, asked whal
tlio people of Vlrglnla roally thought o|
ibo proposliion. Mr. GIuss replled, he
thought tho majorlty of the paople
.iiiiiiglit about as he did, that tho greal
ost monumeiit to Oeneral L.oo was now
ri.u.dlng tn thla city.
"What statuo?" asked tho member,
"The penalon offlce?" repllid Mr. Gla*%

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