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.^M? ?SunSeB iSS: I WHOLE NUMBER 16,298.
THE DISPATCH. FOUN
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 22,1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS
SUMMARY OF DAY'S MEWS
WASHINGTON*, duly '21.? Forecast for
Wednesday and Thursday:
Vlrglnla^-Showcri- Wednesday. Thursday
fnli; llclit to fresh southwest winds.
North Carolina?Showers Wednesday
end Thursday; not so warm Wednesday In
Interior; light, variable winds.
Yesterday v.ar: somewhat warmer than
the previous day. and the temperature for
a time? was oppressive. Last night, how?
ever, there was a considerable Improve?
ment. Showers ato predicted for t?i-?lriy,
but to-morrow it is expected tn be fair.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER,
? ?. M.79
12 M. M
i V. M. M
$P. M.:. ?
? P. M.78
Illg-host temp?rature yesterday........ S9
lowest temperature yesterday.69
Mean temperature yesterday.
Normal temperature for duly.so
Departure from normal temperature.? 01
Precipitation during p:i3t 24 hours.00
MINIATUR E~ALM ? ? ? C \
.lui? 22, 1903.
??? rises.??.'"?, I HIC-HTIDE.
S lin SOI?.7:2'; | Morning.2:?1
loon rises.'...2:58 ? Evening.2:^1
Ordor was Issued last night mustering
out. all tho troops on duty here?Civil
authorities are now in control, nnd It Is
believed, thev will be able to deal with the
situation-Senator Martin here-City
Democratic Committee called to meet to?
night-Retirement of a faithful public
official-Negroes foim an exposition
company-C, H. Weiod to be tried to-day
??Political contests of Interest-Good
outlook for crops-Manufacturers cau?
tioned against violations of tho law-:?
Cruiser Galveston to be launched at noon
to-morrow-Letter received from a na?
tive African-Sheriff Solomon gives up a
r tonsure trip to look nfler the peace In
lonrlco?-w. II. Lowry. who killed
Charles E. ?'raham, acquitted on the
ground of foU defense-Municipal Inves?
tigation Committee, to proceed with Its
work to-night-Young lady marries and
will go as a missionary to ?""hlna-Lady
faints and nnrrjWlv escapea death In the
natatorlum at Forest Hill-Death of L.
H. .toter-J*Innnco Committee meets and
Is thought to iinve raised the salary ?if
Superintendent George B. Davis-Dr.
Taylor's views on the present comet
Detectives working hard to locate assail?
ants of Miss Mullan and Mr. Shelton:
negro arrested, but proves an alibi-???
?.anil committed by a negro on three
white women tn Chesterfield, hut details
meagre. MANCHESTER?Removal of
the soldiers has no effect on conditions In
Manchester-A lew torpedoes and ?tones
last night-Small boys cause trouble at a,
lawn party-Annual excursion of Fifth
Street Church to-day-A delightful dance
given in bonor of visitors-Judge Ingrain
to hear a suit this morning-Cases dis?
posed of by Mayor Maurice yesterday
Social notes and personals-Death of
Mrs, Emma E. Bryant.
Thought at Charlottesvllle that George
V,?. Miles will be elected president of the
University-T. H. 'Eilet, of Richmond.
chosen moderator of the Dover Baptist
Association-Petersburg District <;onfer
ence hi scission In ?lackstone-Mr. O. .T.
Mayef??, of Winchester, has valuable
.pa pera destroyed by mortati?? acid-Dr.
Hatcher "to priiach-nt dedication of Mount
Carmel ?"hutch In FouqulT county-Mr.
Mann Randolph Pago Pendloton to tie
married to-day in Wytheville to Miss
?"laggotl.-Primary dates set In a num?
ber of counties?-Druggist Day fined ?20
each on six count??; thought thnt h? will
move awny from Amherst-Train wreck?
ers are sent on to grand Jury and lodged
in Staunton Jail-Printer In Wlnchosf-r
is heir to fortune-Mr. Thadeus M. Jones
md Mrs. Rosa A. Jenkins married In
Frederlt?keb?rg-Fine new mill Is to be.
erected in Augusta county-Tablets un?
veiled in Ess?;x Courthouse and crosses
of honor conferred on Confederate vete
t???-One ,T,ynrhhurg sohller 'lost his
position because of absence on military
fllity-Commissioners named to condemn
land for Appomattox diversion scheme
No developments In strike situation In Pe?
tersburg-lyocust tree In Hanover was
struck by lightning In Juno and is bloom?
ing late ln July-Man In Orange prob
nhly fatally hurt by explosion of a gaso?
line engine-Chesapeake and t.lhlo has
new earn and intends reducing time be?
tween this city and Norfolk-Mrs. Wil?
liam Clopton die?? at her home near Quin?
ten-Mr. Joseph A. Hawkins dies at his
rem* |n Diin?nbnrg county-Mr. W. E.
.Tnllov dies In Brunswick-Tilrs. nolle
Talloy dies at home of her brother In
Former Senator Mat XV. Ransom ad?
dressed State Convention of Farmers in
??ession at Raleigh-Executive Committee
of Good Roads Association determines to
put lecturer on road to quicken the inter?
est-Two lads disappear from Salisbury,
nnd It lf= supposed they have run away-|
New registration being taken In Salisbury
preparatory to vote on bond issue for
street improvement-Spencer shops of
the Southern running night and da-/
Man sixty years of age charged wlih as?
ea nil on a child of eleven.
Liquidation forced on stock market and
prices reached new low level-Burial of
Pope Leo will take place on Saturday, and
conceive may begin Us sittings on the
first of August; Impossible to forecast re?
sult of election, and a man little heard of
may be Chosen Pope?-Archie Burke de?
feated by present incumbent for position
of grand secretary of the (?rand Lodge of
Elks; Cincinnati seems to lead for next
meeting place-Three had frills In one
race at Brighton Beach yesterday
Union la up against a stiff game In con?
testing President Roosevelt nnd the civil
service laws?President luis not Invited
Prince and Princes? of Wales to visit
liim?-Firms In St. Louis sum Brother?
hood of Carpenters nnd Jolliers for dnm
figes from strike-Defalcation of f3OO,Q0O
by trustee! book-keeper of law firm is un?
earthed In Buffalo-Japan urges Great
Britain to Join In more energetic attitude
toward Russia.-II. St. George Tuck?
er suggested as candidate for Sen?
ate to succeed Mr. Martin
Cup Challenger , with owner aboard,
called a good raco-Occupation of Islands
by United states due to misunderstanding
and not aggression-Irish land bill pass?
ed Its third reading by overwhelming ma?
jority-King and Queen nre cordially re?
ceived In Ireland-?-Insurgents oomplotely
routed by government forces at Ciudad
Bolivar-Rain stops races on Detroit
track-?First bale of new cotton crop
fold tn New Vork for 26V4 cents a pound
??Mississippi man arrested In Florida on
charge of kidnapping his own son from his
divoiy;ii wife-Nitrate wins hnndlcap at
Hawthorne track-Racing yachts envel?
oped In heavy fog?President Williams,
of Seaboard, announces absorption of tlio
?florida Central and Peninsular by his sys
WILL STAND AGAIN
The friends of Senator IL P. Bruce, of
Wise county, will he gratified to learn
that tho popular Southwest lawmaker had
yielded to tho wishes of his constituents
and decided to stand for renomlnatloii
thin fall. When Senator Bruce left here
he hnd about abandoned the itiea of coin
lug biick, but strong; pressure wus
brought to bear on him und he finally
yielded, accordili* to a Democrat from hin
district, who was In -the city last night.
Senator Bruce is a youhg man of great
strength, and popular, and ,?;,i probably
carry his district with mure ease than
any Democrat in it. Th0 counties of Lee,
Scott and Wiso constitute th.i district, and!
i? i? ?lonaidored ratner close.
The County of Chester?
ARMED MEN ARE
SEEKING A NEGRO
Information Received Is Very
ATTACK MADE ON
THREE WHITE WOMEN
Manchester Police Notified and on the
Alert for the Criminal?The Names
of the Victims Were Not Ob?
tainable Last Night?A
Excited men. armed with loaded sbot
gunt-, and with thoughts of vengeance
stirring their breasts, scoured Chester
Hold county In the neighborhood of Con?
tralla last night In a fruitless search after
a flying negro fiend, who some hours t'ar?
ile?.- In the ?lay committee!, or attempted
to commit, a criminal assault upon two?
and possibly three, white women of the
county! At the same time In Richmond
and Manchester, toward which place the
fugitive was suppoyed to be heading, a
close watch was kept on the railway sta?
tions and other roads of ingress along
which the man might come; but he came
r.ot. or had not come up to the early
hours of the morning.
Scant ln the extrema Is the Information
oblainerl or obtainable ceinrcrnlng the af?
fair, which Is said to have caused great
excitement in the county during the eve?
ning. Every available source was e
haiiBted last night, and still nothing
could, be learned with any defluitene:
Several hnd heard of the affair, and
that there was an assault committed upon
either two or three white women at or
n?ar Centralla hy ? negro man, who
was afterwards chased by armed men,
nobody seemed to doubt. Hut as for fur?
ther details, there were none. Railway
officials, police stations, car line?, privato
telephones and what not were utilized, but
with >e,unl effect. Sleeping? men roused
from their beds declared that they could
throw no light upon tho matter.
Not even the hour In which the reported
assault Is supposed lo have occurred
could be ascertained. The first Informa,
tlon came early in the evening In the
shape of a. notification and alarm to the
Manchester police. Captain TJpscomb,
Just rearly to go homo to supper, was
Informed that nn assault had been com?
mitted by a negro upon two ladies ln
Chester, and that the man was heading
In the direction of Manchester, being
chased hy a mob. Ho drove at once to
station No. 5, about a mile below Man?
chester, where he learned that tho negro
had turned in the direction of Petersburg,
nnd there doubled on his track, and made
for Richmond again. The manner In
which he persisted In his course In this
ejection led Captain Llpscomb ? a helieve
that he was a Mnachester or Richmond
By this time, however, the negro had
left the car tracks and was either hiding
ln the woods or working a short cut
through tho fields. It was Impossible to
block him. Captain Llpscomb returned to
Manchester and s?.'t his officers on the
wntch. and a careful vigil wns kept. Be?
fore ho went, however, the chief told tho
men on the Petersburg car line, all of
whom nre armed, to arrest the negro and
bring blm here if they caught sight of
him anywhere on the road.
Boarded Seaboard Train.
Communication was gotten through
the Atlantic Coast Line operator with
Chester and Dre-wery's Rluff, between
which places the assault Is said to hnve
occurreei, hut neither the ono nor the
other could givo nny further details.
Both had beard of the assault, but ns
for names, etc, they knew nothing. There
, was no night office open nt Centralla.
About midnight Tho Tlmes-Dispntch cor?
respondent at Chester, in response to a
telegram, sent the following, which may
be plnceel in the same category with the
"News of assault not definite nnd un?
known as to parties. Hear that three
ladles were assaulted nt Centralla this
evening by ? negro and the police of
Manchester nnd Richmond were tele?
graphed to look out for him. as be hnd
boarded a freight train on the Seaboard
Air Line going north about il o'clock this
The information as to the train was
also given later to the Manchester and
Blohmonel police, and ?>'e stations wero
watcher!, but without effect. It was too
late to catch the freight, which came
Into Manchester nbout 10 o'clock, but
Officer Wright at once posted himself at
tho depot, whero he stayed until after
midnight. The freight had Just gone by
when he Rot there. "l'p to the time that
he left no signs of the fugitive appeared.
Conductors Knew Nothintr.
As a last resort toward gathering somn
further facts In connection with the mat?
ter all the conductors and engineers of
the Seaboard who had come in during the
night were waked up. but thev, like tho
others, could add nothing to the meagre
Information already In hand. Thev had
seen nothing of the negro, nor had they
heard of the assault.
According to the desrrlntlon received
by the Manchester police, tho negro who
committed the crime Is short, black and
stout. He had on a brown suit of clothes
and wore slices which had no heels to
OF MONEY AND STAMPS
(Sneoial to The Tlmos-Dlspatch)
OHRlSTlANSni'HO, ???? JU,y -'?? The
postonico at Cambria was burglarized
last nlBht.and about one hundred dollars
In stamps and money secured. The safe
was blown open .after several.efforts had
been mado before the robbers could get
it cracked. H has been only a few 'weeks
since the office here was entered, and
as Cambria is only a milo distant, It
looks as If i'thls Is a ??TOrlte locality for
Compromise Verdict Agreed
on In Amherst.
IS PREPARING TO LEAVE
Has Disposed of Most of His Property
and Will, it is Thought, Move to
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
AMHERST, VA? July 2L?To the sur?
prise of every one, Judge J. M. Whlto
brought his court to a close this after?
noon and left hero about 7:30 o'clock for
hin home In Charlottesvllle. During this?
term, which has lasted only two days,
the clerk has entered up orders enough
to cover twenty-three pages.
The cases against Druggist S. ?.. Day
for tho Illicit salo of whiskey In Amherst,
which have been pending In tho courts of
this county for several months, were to?
day compromlted by mutual consent of
nil parties. Day was first tried In Justice
Edgar Whltehead's court and convicted
on seven warrants, and fined ln each case
$100 and costs. From this verdict an ap?
peal was taken to the County Court, and
for ono reason or another tho cases have
been continued for soveral terms, but to?
day they have been brought to a close.
Ono case was? nolle prosequled. and a ver?
dict of $20 in each of the o'ther six cases
was agreed upon.
PREPARING TO LEAVE.
This compromise was assented to by the
lecal AJitl-Saloon Deague of the town, as
well as all of- the temperance advocates of
Amherst, as Mr. Day has disposed of
most of hi* property here and seems to be
making arrangements to leave. It Is re?
ported ' that he Is Interested In a. saloon
opened up ln Staunton last week by his
father-in-law, Mr. James E. Wood. The
conviction of Mr. Day carries with It a
forfeiture of a peace bond that he was
under for S500.
Wiliam Mix. a negro convict, who seri?
ously cut Jack Tucker, another convict,
at- the road camp in th's county a few
weeks ngo, was tried to-day. convicted
and sentenced to one year confinement ln
the penitentiary. This being his second
ronvlction, five years more will be added
to his term of Imprisonment.
In reporting the action of the Democrat?
ic Executive Committee on yesterday It
should have been stated that Mr. I. P.
Whitehead. a member of tho State Execu?
tive Committee, as well as of the county,
offered the resolution that none but white
Democrats should participate In the coun?
ty primary, as this plan has been adopted
by the Stnte. nnd the county primaries
TRAIN WRECKERS SENT
ON TO GRAND JURY
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
STAUNTON. \rA., July 21.?James
Bailey and Tom Kennedy, also known as
Tom Eatenpy, who was arrested last
night hy Baldwin detectives near Green?
ville, this county, charged with wreck?
ing the Norfolk and Western train last
December near Shenandoah Junction,
were to-day sent on to tbe grand Jury
by Justice S. A. D. McKee, of the county.
They are now in the Staunton Jail.
Bailey lives near Greenville and Kennedy
George Jenkins, a married man.
charged with assaulting Mrs. Samuel
Chandler, was ncqultted ln Magistrate
Wehn's C.'ourt here this evening. Much
Interest, was manifested In tho case and
the street was crowded with people try?
ing to get an entrance to tbe court-room.
SIR THOMAS ON BOARD
GAVE HER GOOD LUCK
Bv Associated Press.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS. K, J.. July a,
After her narrow margin of victory yes
te-rdav, Sir Thomas Ltpton'n new chnl
leiiRcr for the nautical blue ribbon was
again in racing trim to-day and trimmed
her trial horse by ?.1 minutes, 17 seconds
In a twenty-ml>i race. Much of her big
victorv was due to a fluke In which she
covered miles of water while Shamrock
I. hung Idle In a calm, Another thing
which the sailors say brought good luck
to the new host was that Sir Thomas, af?
ter watching the race from the EVln for
several days, sailed to-day on tile chal?
lenger. Her crew decla.i-.es that ho rare?
ly falls to bring good luck.
A VIOLENT HAIL
FALLS IN CHICAGO
Two Persons Killed Outright
During Storm and Many
(By Associated Ptess.l
CHICAGO, ILL., July 21.?Two persons
wore killed outright as the result of a
slorm bore to-day. The dead:
BESSIE JILOVIE, two years old,
crushed to death beneath a piano blown
from tho hands of movers.
HENRY TEMM, struck by a bolt of
lightning while standing on a street
Many persons suffered from broken
limbs and severe cuts and bruises due to
The storm was accompanied by a high
wind, and the hail, which formed ?n
jagged pieoea of ice while falling, played
havoc with plate gluss windows through?
out the down town districts.
Corn Badly Injured.
(By Associated Press.)
TOLEDO, OHIO, July ?l.-The heavl
est hau storm of the season russet! over
this section this afternoon and did much
damage to trees. Reports from thu coun?
try are to the effect that the corn crop
wae badly damaged.
Funeral Will Take Place
ARE BEING HELD
Throughout the Day Crowds
Surrounded the Vatican.
ST. PETER'S AT VESPERS
At the Stroke of Eight In the Evening
Bells All Over the Eternal City
Began to Ring for the
Passing of the
Soul of the
fBy Associated Press.!
ROME, July 21.?The body of Leo XIII.
lies to-night In the hall o? the throne
room a few stops from? the room ln
which Ids death took place. The some
vestments, tho comauro hood, the rochet
and the -white gown which were put on
yesterday, cover the form which rests in
semlstate surrounded by tha lighted
candles, the noble guard and Franciscan
To-morrow morning tho diplomatic
body, the high dignitaries and tho Ro?
man aristocracy will enter the hall to pay
their tributes of respect to all that re?
mains of the Pope, who won the respect
and affection of the world. In tho af?
ternoon tho body will bo arrayed In all
the glory of the pontifical robes, the mitre
replacing the hood, and at sunset It will
bo taken Into the chapel of tho Sacra?
ment of St. Peter's, where for three days,
commencing Friday, the public will bo
given an opportunity of paying a last
farewell. Tho Interment will occur Satur?
To-day ??vas notable for tho Impressive
ceremonial of the recognition of tho death
of?h?5 Poise, ???.?? (?ccurred In tbo morn?
ing In the chamber in which he died.
Thereafter only those were admitted who
were concerned ln tho embalming of the
body, an operation which oocupled six
hours. Meanwhile, tho authorities ot the
Vatican proceeded with the preparations
for the funeral and tho conclavo and the
acknowledgments of tho condolences
which had been received, ?\mong the lat?
ter was a notable mesage t'rojn the Ger?
Throughout tha day tho Vatican was
Ftirrounded by crowds which Increased to?
wards night. Several thousand entered
St. Peter's nt vespers and. Joined ln
prayers for the departed. Among those
were many Italian officers, whoso troops
shortly after sunset were marched from
the Vatican back to their barracks. At no
time had their services been needed. It
ls not the custom In Italy to wear the
conventional emblems of mourning and
hence tho crowd, which, ln consequence
of tho closing of many places of business,
wanders the streets to-night, and has
more the appearance of an aimless holi?
day-making throng than ono sorrowing
for the death of the Pope.
Into nearly all the churches, however,
hundreds not often seen In places of de?
votion flocked to Vespers to say a hur?
ried prayer. Afterwards they loitered out?
side rending the deep black-edged procla?
mations of Cardinal Resplghl, the vicar
of Romo, concerning the funeral arrange?
ments, the meetlnc of tho conch-tiro and
the church ceremonials.
The oulet of the evening was broken
by a chorus such as the world has seldom
heard. On the stroke of eight, all of
Rome's four hundred churches com?
menced to toll bells for the paslng of the
eoul of Leo XIII. From tlio sevon hills
(Continued on Second Page.)
UNION UP AGAINST
In Contest With Uncle Sam.
Mr. Theodore Rooseveltand
Civil Service Laws.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, July 21.?Tho
case of XV. A. Miller, assistant foreman
in the bfmlery of the government print?
ing office, who was removed from office
because he was expelled from the book?
binders' union, and who wns reassigned
to duty by order of President Roosevelt,
came 'up to-nlgllt ut a meeting of the
union at which alunit WW members were
preseirt. After a session held .behind
closed doors, President Barrett, of the
union announced that to-morrow a stnto
ment'of tho cato from tho union stand?
noint would be made.
A conv of this will be furnished to the
President, to Secretary Cortelyou, to the
Civil Service Commission and to Public
Printer Palmer. Mr. Bn nett said that tin.
naper would show that tho position of the
correct In tho
?.?._?. uo?, ?. s rei
of Miller would causa discord.
present, case, n.'1'1...t.l}?t.?!!ir,...1Ttnstateme"t
The Special Reward Growing.
Mr. W. G. Long subscribes $10 to
the special fund being raised by The
Times-Dispatch to supplement the
reward offered by Mayor Taylor for
the arrest of the assailants of Mies
Pattle Mullan and Mr, James L.
Shelton. Th* fond now stands:
C. L. Drost?. 3
VV. G. ?-?"3. 10
Further contributions will be ac
knowledged by The Tlmea-Dlep?kch.
? ? ?.ii??^?mm? mu
Thought That He Will Be
Choice of the Board
Pamphlet Issued In Favor of
UNDER FOUR HEADS
Prominent Men Testify as to Colonel
Miles' Character, Scholarship, Ex.
ecutive and Financial Ability.
The Board Meets to
Elect on 28th
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CHA-RI?C<rT"__.VII_I-B, VA., July 21.?
Tho opinion ls freoly expressed In the
city and at tho University that Colonel
Georgo Vf. Mlles, of Radford, "Va., will
bo chosen president of the University of
Virginia at the meeting of the Board of
Visitors ?to be held at that Instltutfon
on to-day week, Tuesday, July 2Sth.
His friends at tho University aro san?
guine of his prospects, while those who
havo opposed him admit that ho has
gained considerable strength. Much ot
tho opposition that existed when Colonel
Miles' name was first mentioned In con?
nection with the position bas died out,
and thero has oven beon a chango ot
sentiment In tho faculty, as well as
among the alumni of .iho Instutltlon.
Interest ln tho question of tho presi?
dency was revived anew to-day by the
appearance of a twenty-seven page
pamphlet, just Issued from the press of
the Stono Printing Company, Roanoke,
In behalf of Colonel Miles' candidacy.
It ls ln ?tho form of an open letter to the
rector and members of tho Board of Visi?
tors, entitled "An Abstract of the Uettors
fieiatlng to Mr. George "W. MIlos In Con?
nection with the Presidency of the Uni?
versity of Virginia," and was prepared
by Mr. B. F. Buchanan, chairman of a
committee appointed by the alumni of the
University residing In Smyth county, Va.
The hundred or moro letters of en
dorsatlon aro classified by Mr. Buchanan
under four heads??First, as to Colonel
Miles' character; second, as to his schol
irshlp; third, aa to . his executive and
financial ability, and ?oun?i, as to his
Among those testifying to his high
character are tho following, who have
known him Intimately, ' and from that
part of the State where he has spent his
entlro life: Bishop Embreo E. Hoss, of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. South;
Judgo John A. Buchanan, o? tho Supreme
Court of Appeals of Virginia; Captain
William Ingles, president of tho First
National Bank of Radford; Major R. R.
Henry, ot Tazewell; Judge Seiden Long
ley, of Pulaski county; Judge Hal. H.
Heynes, chancellor of tho First Chancery
Division of Tennessee; Judge George E.
Cassali; of Radford; Hon. Wyndham Rob?
ertson, Hon. David M. Cloyd, Hon. Rufus
A. Ayers, ex-Attorney-General of Vir?
ginia; Major John T. Cowan. Dr. Robert
J. Preston, Dr. J.. E. Hubble. Hon. Jos?
eph C. Wysor, member of the Constitu?
tional Convention; Hon. Herbert. G.
Peters, Hon. John W. Gwyn, Mr. E. H.
ropenhaver, Hon. John C. Blair, Mr.
James D. Tate, Judge Waller J. Henson,
Hon. R. P. Bruce, Hon. J. C Byars, Hon.
Peyton F. St. Clair, Hon. J. N. Harman,
Judge F. B. Hutton, and others.
In regard to tho scholarship of Mr,
Miles say? ?"?- Buchanan, we desire to
say ithat there are no bettor custodians
of the good namo of the University, so
far as regards tho scholarship of Its
presiding officer, than the following gen?
tlemen, no one of whom would approve
the election of Mr. Miles If his scholar?
ship was not ample and sufficient to pre?
sido over any synod of scholars In this
couivtry: Professor Francis II. Smith, of
the chair of Nat,lral Philosophy. Univer?
sity of Virginia: Colonel William E.
Peters, emeritus professor of I*atln, Uni?
versity of Virginia; Professor Wllllnm M.
Thornton, cx-chalrman of the faculty
and professor of Mathematics ln the Uni
verslty of Virginia; Dr. (Unirles W. Kent,
professor of English Literature, Univer?
sity of Virginia; President George H.
De'nnv, of Washington and Lee Univer?
sity; Dr. J. li?. McBryde, president of tha
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
BY BUFFALO CLERK
Confidential Man of a Large
Law Firm Found to Have
(By Associated Press.)
BUFFALO, N. V., July UL?-A defalca?
tion already aggregating $300,0?), and
likely to bo Increased to a. larger amount
When -iH the facts are known, has been
uncovered In .this olty.
The alleged defaulter Is a confidential
clerk and trusted book-keeper In the
office of one of the wealthiest law firms
In ilds bUy? alKl ls unuer thirty years
old Shrewd real estate men, bankers
and lawyers unknowingly helped Lira ??
cany oiit his schemes, The clerk's em?
ployers, have known of his operations
for somo time. It Is said that ho con
feased when confronted, but was willing
to'inalca restitution. A desire to straight?
en out the firm's uffulrs and to save a?
much as possible of ?the money Involved
has caused (he firm to stay the hand
of the law.
None of the firms money. was. squan
ite'red. It was Invosted In legitimate busi?
ness enterprises, ostensibly for 'Ym East
The Richmond Candidate Not
Chosen Grand Secretary.
LIST OF THOSE ELECTED
Parado To-morrow Expected to Sur?
pass Any Similar Event?Rlchmond
ers Are Enjoying Themselves.
A Chance for Cincinnati.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BALTIMORE, MD., July 21.?Archie
Burko lost, and George Roynolds was
re-elected grand secretary of tho Grand
Lodge of Elks. Tho election was made
unanimous upon motion of Prank Burke,
brother of the defoated nominee, and It
was stated that he would again bo In the
field next year. Joseph T. Fanning: was
elected g-rand exalted ruler, and C. F.
Tomllnson, of North Carolina, was chosen
grand lecturing knight.
Attor tho election of officers the Grand
Lodgo? adjourned to 2 o'clock to-morrow,
when the next place of meeting will be
selected. Everything points to Cincinnati
as the place.
Thn Richmond delegation worked hard
for Burko and took their defeat philo?
sophically. There are about -100 Virginians
hero, representing all the lodges in tho
Captain Frank W. Cunningham, besides
doing good work for Burke, has been in
the hands of tho Mystic Shrlners, who
had open lecture to all tho Elks from 2
to 10 to-day.
Reynolds, the successful candidate, was
serenaded by several bands at his head?
quarters at the Carrollton to-night, nnd
Mr. Burko was similarly honored, Just
tn show there waa no hard feeling.
Tho crowd ln attendance upon the con?
vention is not ae largo as upon similar
occasions, but the parade to-morrow Is
oxpected to surpass any similar event.
Tho Richmondltes are having a good
timo. Some of them will leave for home
to-morrow afternoon after the parade,
while others will go to Atlantic City, New
York and other places for several days'
The weather here has beon very kind
to all, and those who looked upon Balti?
more as a hot convention city have ex?
hausted themselves. Among those who
came In this morning were Harry Glenn,
Lee Lorraine, Mac Jones, Connie John?
son, Frank Anthony, James Anthony,
Clarenco Cosby, John Anderson, Louis O.
Wondenburg, T. B. Hicks, Captain C. Vf.
Wcstbury, Hardy Pyle. -"William A. Sni?
der, John Bllley, A. G. Stokes. Dr. Hlnch
roan, Sam Roeendorf, Ed. Donohoe, Vf.
?. Bradley, "William Morrlssett, R. V.
Owen, Vf. H. Washington, George Gary
and William Beattle.
The convention proper will close to?
morrow night, but the local Elks will en
tfrtaln the visitors at Tolchester Beach
on Thursday. H. T.
A GREAT DAY
Baltimore Meeting Most Enthusiastic
the Elks Have Ever Held.
(By Associated Press.)
'BALTIMORE, MD., July 21.?This was
? gro^t day for the thousands of Elks
who are hero attending the national re?
union of their order, tho concensus of
opinion being that this meeting Is the
most enthusiastic and successful In the
history of tho organization.
At Elks' Hall, whloh Is tho general
headquarters of visitors, there was a
surging mass of people going and coming
continuously, while all the hotels end
cafes were filled -with crowds seem?
ingly bent on the one purpose of merri?
ment nnd good fellowship. Elk badges
nnd other devices of the order were visi?
ble everywhere, and there was scarcely
a business house, large or small, ln the
centor of tho city which was not gayiy
decorated ln honor of the visitors. It Is
estimated that there are .'10,000 visitors
In the city.
At the session of tho Grand Lodgo,
which continued until after 0 P. to., the
following officers woro elected for the
Grand Exnlted Ruler, Joseph T. Fan?
ning, Indianapolis, Ind.
Grand Esteemed Leading Knight, Chas.
A. Kelley, Boston, Mass.
Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight, Richard
J. Wood, Sioux ?Falls, S. D.
Grand Esteemed Lecturing Knight, C.
P. Tomllnson, Winston, N. C.
Grand Secretar)'. George A. Remolds,
Saglnaw, Mich, (tenth term?).
Grand Treasurer, Samuel H. Needs,
Grand Tyler, Charles W. Kaufman,
Hohnken, ?. .1. (re-elected).
Robert W. Brovn. Louisville, Ky., was
eleotod a grand trusteo to serve threo
The selection of next year's meeting
placo will he decided at a special meet?
ing nf the Grand Lodge, to be held to?
At to-night's meeting of tho Grand
Lodge resolutions of sorrow upon the
? death of Popo Leo were adopted.
Tho grand band contest took place at
Electric Park at 2:S0 ?*--" ?*??IO p. M., a
large number of bands competing.
The awards will be announced to-mor?
row afternoon. The prizes are as fol?
lows: First, ?1.000; second, *",*?00; third,
$200; fourth, $200. The judges were Charles
A. Zimmerman, of ?the Naval Academy
Bandi; Vf. H. Santleman, of the Marine
Band, and John Ituol, of Baltimore.
Tho Grand Lodgo met this morning In
Ford's Opera House, which had beon ar?
tistically decorated with the Elks' color,
and design?, for the occasion.
An eloquent address of welcome was
delivered by Hon. Robert M. MoLane,
Mayor of Baltimore, followed by an ad?
dress of welcome on behalf of Baltimore
Lodgo by Congressman Charle.? R. Schirm,
exalted niler. After th? rendition of the
song, "Twelve Months Ago To-Night," by
Exalted Ruler Thon\us F. McN'ulty, the
famous tenor, a response address was de?
livered by George P. Cronk, exalted ruler,
The benediction was pronounced by Rev.
Dr. William Rosennu, of Baltimore.
A business s-stlon followed In the after
neon, when a recess was taken until night.
Among Ihe visitors there are about ..000
ladles, who are being handsomely enter?
tained at Elks' Hall by a, committee of
(Continued ' t? Second Page.) . i
All the Soldiers Are
NO MORE STRIKERS
RETURN TO WORK
Five New Men Were En?
rolled on Yesterday.
THE TRAVEL WAS
Increase During the Day and Night
Was Very Noticeable?Generali/
Believed Now that the Civil
Authorities Will Be Ablo
to Preserve Good
Coltinel 'Jeorge Wayne Andersen, conv?.
mantling Lhe troops on duty here tori
several we?eka past, late yester?la.y eve-t
ning issued a gemerai order relieving from,,
further duty the five companies of tha
Seventieth Regiment. This action mark?
the end o? military servios ln connection,
with the strike, all of the out-of-town
commanda having been relieved from duty
during the last ten days.
The removal of the military from ser?
vice hero has not been marked by any
disorders whatsoever, as was predloted by
pessimists before they were relieved^ On,
the contrary, last night and yesterday
were Lhe most peaceful of the entire strike
period, there being no disturbance of any
kind, and the patronage of tho cars being
much greater than on any evening since
thc inauguration of tho strike.
No More Strikers.
No more strikers returned to work yes?
terday, and In fact only flve additional
men were taken on by the company. All
of these are experienced men and were
put to work at once. No more Inexperi?
enced men will be employed, for tha pres?
ent, at least. The new men are being uni?
formed as rapidly as possible, and nearly
all now havo caps. Uniforms are being
ordered every day. In a few more days
the various lines will have their full com?
plement of uniformed men, and nearly
all of them, experienced) car., operators.
Conditions are steadily Improving in every
way, .viewing the ,i??Ui:iUon from lhe
standpoint of the company. The formid?
able array of revolvers and shotguns, so
conspicuous? during the stormy days of
tho strike, has almost wholly disappeared,
and now the sight of a man with a big
revolver in a holster strapped around his
waist is becoming rare.
Up to this time few of the men who
aro now operating the cara have secured
board and lodgings in the city, but slowly
and steadily the new employes are getting
quartered. Many of them are married
men and will bring their families here a?
soon as they can secure suitable houses
for their occupancy. Where so many are
to be provided for at onco In a city wher?t
small ana Inexpensive dwellings are in
great and constant demand, some of th?,
men will open boarding houses for their
fellow carmen as soon as they can com?
plete the necessary arrangements.
Give Them Preference.
The air Is full of rumors as to a break
in the ranks of the strikers' organisation,
but these have not yet materialised. It
was expected that a body of twenty?flve
or thirty of the men would announce
their withdrawal from the organization
yesterday .and resume their old positions,
but the predicted announcement did not
materialize. It Is known that a number
of the strikers are growing weary and
are desirous of returning to work before
all the positions are filled, nnd it Is un?
derstood it hat In consid?ration of this
fact tho company is proceeding slowly
In recruiting Us corps of employes, de?
siring to secure some of the men who
went out with tho strikers. There Is no
doubt whatever that -the Passenger and
Power Company can secure as many
men as thoy need at any time, If they
choose to Import men, or if they were
willing to employ Inexperienced men.
The officers of tho compnny admit that
thoy are expecting many of 'the strikers
to Teturn to work, and, as they ?re local
men and efficient employes, they will be
given preference over outsiders. Thus far
thero has been no large br?ale In the
nnks of the men, whatever Is in pros?
Some Seeking Employment.
Tho officials of the strikers" organization
have but. one reply to?questions as to
the stability of their body. That la
that tho men are as determined as ever
not to return to work and confident that
they will ultimately win what they ad?
mit promises to h,i <a, long and stubborn
struggle. Tha men are holding their
meetings every night at Sanger Hall,
and thoy are fairly well attended, all
?things considered. Many of the men
havo loft the city, either temporarily or
permanently?some on visits to their old
homes or to relatives, others to other
cities and towns to work, and others are
seeking employment elsewhere. Some of
the men are working on trolley Unes ln
other places, one of them ln Charlottes?
vllle, at a smaller dally wage than was
paid hero. Whether the strikers who
havo loft the city will return or not
cannot bo stated. The strikers are still
receiving contributions, but these? are not
as liberal or as numerous as in the early
days of tho strike. One of tha men re
tnstateil by the company, when asked
how much he had drawn, stated that he
had received ?5. If tha national organiza?
tion has yet mado Us assessed contribu?
tion to aid the strikers that faot Is not
announced.. ? ??'
The patronage of the cars yesterday and
last night was-exceedingly gratifying to
the company. During the evening the can
to and from the Reservoir. were well
filled, and many of them crowded, and
this condition continued until after 11
o'clock. Of course, the cars returning
from the Reservoir early ln the evening
had few passengers, but those going out
weia generally well patronised, and many
ladles were among the passengers. In?
deed, the crowd at the park was th?
largest In the evening since the Inaugura?
tion of the strike. While the Main Street
line was the best patronized, th? numb?
ol passengers on the others was larger
thmi ever before In the evening since th?
Interruption of the service.
fiere Is ? ropy of the order Ise-ued ' i?t
night by Colonel Georgs Wayne An$?r