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READ T-D WANT ADS. T-D WANT ADS* SAVE TIME, MAKE MONEY* THIS '??? TiMKS, HOUNDED 1888. W140T ? NI ITUIRFP ?A 419 5 DIBIWTRJI, fOUNDJCD IBM. WHULD IMUlVlDtiK 16,417? RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1003. PRICE TWO CENTS, SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS The Weather. WASHINGTON, Due. 11,-Forecast for (?atttrdny and Htifiduy: Vlrwn?iu-1-J,,/?ir; Sunday, rnln or snow, Colder Ut night; south winds, nlilfU:u In east and Increasing. ' North Ciirolinn?Fiilr Saturday; Sundr.y cloudy, probably ruin; eust wind?, ?lowly increasing. The mercury ranged rallier low nil day yesterday, fulling below the freezing foint aflor nightfall. The ulr, though chilly,.wuH agreeable and bracing. STATfO OF TIl?TTHERMOAtHTMn. V A. Al./. as 13 AI,, . ? a ?, M. ? ? I'. AI.37 ti ?, ?.'..Vi 12 Midnight ...?'? ? Average . 'i'? ?-3 Highest tempern turo yesterday.?? ivjwest temperature yesterday. -I Mean temperature yesterday.J? Normal temperatura for December. 40 Departure from normal temperature,.,? ? I-Teclpi tallan during pust !M hours. ? miniatuu?'aj.aianac December 12, 1!)03. Kim rises.7:17 I IUOH TIDI3. bun 'Bets.4:5l [ Morning-.11:13 Moon rises,...1-':?7 | Evening.11:W Richmond. A drnmntle ?ceno In the Senate yester? day-insurance bill amended, defe'ited ?nd the vote reconsidered?Favorable report on tho bill requiring grand riiry investigations after ?very election-Miss. ilulen Miller Gould visits Street-car Y. M. C. ?., and takes a picture of a group of tho members; will return *j the formal tpenlng In February?City police bill j UMses the J louse-Arrangements to glvu ix great (,'hristmns ??tinner to tho poor Municipal Committee to Investigate again next week-13111 offered to appropriata a million dollars to erect a new Capitol luillding?Economical work of tho Rovi? slou Committee-Mother and son begin u term In the penitentiary for train wrecking-?Doo Camp lix?k the dato of Ktoncwali Jackson's birthday-Brauer trial takcH place,to-day at Hcnrlco court? house-Ubi who masqueraded as a man in Richmond visits other Virginia cities '-Well known man missing from his ?borne-Delightful entertainment by Dove j.odgc?Antl-Haloon convention to bo peid here. MANCHESTER?TJlio Man? chester Council delle? the new Constitu? tion toy refusing to Increase Its member? ship-Merrymakers at Leader Hall? ?rather Waters much better-Citizens 1(111 a deer-Churtor granted to a ??m iiany to locato In Manchester. Virginia, Barytes mino caves In In Plttsylv.inia and the miners escape when the shaft l'i ?nearly closed with the fall-Negro who claims Hlelunond as his homo stab? a ?Norfolk and Western conductor-War >-enton Hunt Club has a line run-The now bank at Louisa to open its doors January 1st-The submarine torpedo fco'at Moccasin now high and dry on the sands-Aluch to the surprise of the peo? ple the People's Dine takes all it? boats off ihn Happa ha ? nock and the Weenw jjlno takes up' the additional service? Tim Bath county grand Jury to investi? gate drunks In dry town?Mass meeting in Koanoke to push olalm for extension to the government building-Delegato A. A. Gray, from FJuvniwa, gets h nud Call and Is severely hurt?A burglar lock? himself In a room iiii Petersburg to cut off pursuit, and-jumps from the window ?Treasurer Powell, of Nottoway. ruliv exonerated by tho grand jury of that, county-?Edward WalthuH's head crushed vy wagon wheels in Balifax-Judge J>aac Christian ill at bis home at Wllcox's v^'bnrf?Electric, light lineman at _G???\??. ion News Insfantly killed-Now? resi? dence burned in Boanokc-?nueuaj fall of snow and phenomena of darkness ?it midday in Lexington??a woman, in Crowe, routs two robbers with a. pistol. North Carolins. The Raleigh Dispensary Commission rents (breo store rooms and will tit them Up .handsomely, in which to dispensa li? quors'; a Richmond merchant's enterprise ??A Greensboro widow, who answered a matrimonial advertisement, makes a per? niimi survey of the future husband and consequently did not takn tho fatal leap -Annual reception of ''th? president of the Agricultural and Mechanical Col? lege-Many new school libraries author? ized-Supreme Court closes at Weidon -Arrangements to work the roads of Halifax with convicts. | General. Air. Williams. Democrntlo lender in Congress, declares recognition of Panama was deliberate plan, and severely ar? raigns President; Colombian troops tint had landed at Bio Strato recalled, possl fly by General Beyes' advice-National 'Republican Committee meets In Washing? ton and pays respects to President, who speaks of Hanna as Gamaliel; Roosevelt's name the only one heard, but many Vir? ginia Republicans opposed to him?Alad, am Nordica suelng for divorce, and one of her old friends to be made corespon? dent-Airs. Bennett Ules declaration In appeal from decision in will case, in which she alleges the exercise of undue intluence-independent Tobacco Alami t.'icturers' Association re-elects Air. Lund. street as president, and closes Its session ?An imperial grant in aid of cotton growing In British West Indies-Cuban reciprocity i'lll under discussion in Sen ote-Besoin ti? m offered In Congress looking to reduction of naval armament, of tho mar?timo nations-Report of Sec? retary Hester show? cotton crop ahenil of, same period last year-United States Steel active on the market, and Is presred down-Bank clearings snow a healthy increase?Cotton spinning , not encour? aging, but evidence of better conditions In il on and steel-Senator Tillman cills ror Information as to what constitutes recess appointments by President?Sec rcta'rVjRoot says no explanation is needed froia-'Gnneral McArthur-Heavy verdict in the GotaRleh, Quick cases-Danig ?ind Hunt held "to have boon Federal oltlccr.i when they killed Ilarless, IMPERIAL GRANT TO AID COTTON IN WEST AFRICA (Py Associatoli Prcas.) LONDON, Doc. 11.?An Imperial grant In aid of cotton growing In BrltlHh West Africa will bo proposed during the com? ing session of Parliament, and It is under? stood that tho suggestion bus been fa? vorably received by the government de? partments concerned, The British Cot? ton Growing Association is-preparing lull dotali? of tho results of tho experimental planting, for submission to.the Colonial Oillco, und tho recent excitement In Lancashire caused by tho report of tho United States Agricultural Department of a shtjrtago of tho American crops Is being utilized as a reason why every ef? fort should he mudo to render the English cotton trado Independent of tho shortage ill tho United States cotton crop. WERE FEDERAL OFFICERS WHEN THEY KILLED HIM (By Associated Press.) ? CHARDF8TON, W. VA., Dec, 11. Unlted States Judgo John Jay Jackson to-day decided tho habeas corpus case of John Dalng and Stewart Hurt, hold? ing that they were Federal ollleors, uct , jng under process of tho United States court when they Killed John H'urless. and therefore justified, and not amena bio tc' Stuto courts. Dalng Is an operator ? and Hurt Is In his employ. They uccom jiunled Deputy Alurshul Cunningham last' ' winter to urrost John Hnriese, a louder ? among tho striking miners, for whom I Cunningham hail a rulo In contempt for violating United States Judgo Keller's "blanket Injunction." Harlcss fled when .Cunningham and others approached his house.. As ha went by Dalng, Hurt fired end killed him, claiming self-defense, as HHarless, with rovqlvor |n band, was Ueiy i lug arrest, ROOSEVELT ONLY ONE TALKED OF His Name is on Every Tongue for President MANY VIRGINIANS DO NOT WANT HIM Statement of Mr. Bowden Not .Thought to Reflect the State's Sentiment. CHICAGO SEEMS AHEAD IN RACE FOR PLUM Majority of Members of Com? mittee Said to Have Declared ?Themselves for That City; in Preference to St. Louis as Place of Meeting. (From Our Regular Correspondent,) (WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 11.?The expressions from members of the Rep?b? lica ? National Committee heard In the lobbies of the hotels to-day and to-night aro all indicativo of tho renomination of, Mr. Roosevelt without opposition. Nearly every member of tho comrnlttco which will be In session hero to-morrow also has expressed himself for th? renomlna tlon, and declared, generally with em? phasis that 'lie Is a Roosevelt man all the time., Tho following romark by Hon. George 33. Bowden,' of Norfolk, who Is the member of tho committee for Vir? ginia, Is typical of all the rest: "Why, I have not heard a peep, much Ires a loud voice, against Roosevelt's nomination. AVo aro all heartily for him in Virginia." If tlie statement of the other members of the committee relativo to the aenli? ment of their States be no more accur? ate than that of Mr. Howdeu, they arc not worth much ? as Indicativo of tho sentiment at their?;homes. With Colo , uel-James Brownln?.a>t-Ta?iewe.ll,.,oae of tile wealthiest and most influential Rer .publicans"in tho State, declaring in sea? son and out of season, that ho is for any man for tho nomination as against Roose? velt, and that if Roosevelt and Gorman aro the nominees of the Republicans and Democrats, respectively. It will require Ulti? persuasion to Induco him to vote ?for Jlr. Gorman, It Is easy to understand that there Is more than a "peep" of op? position to Roosevelt In Virginia. While it la true, that Mr. Bowden is pretty well out of touch with tho politicians of tho State, It Is also true that Roose? velt has succeeded In working up such ? strong sentiment for his nomination among the Republicans of the country who do not look beneath the surface, and fro carried away by the cow-punching, broncho-busting stylo of tho present oc? cupant of the White House.? The wisest oi tho Republicans, and they are on the National Committee, arc not at heart for the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt, but they are carried away by tlje popular sentiment, They have to present tho appearance of yielding. IS NOT RETICENT. Great amusement has been caused Democrats and Republicans aliko by tho publication In a Republican paper of this city a statement attributed to Mr. Roosevelt, that ho would not discuss his nomination with anybody, and that ho had not dono so. It Is a well recogv ntz.ed fact that this has been tho one topic, almost, talked of with all Repub? lican callers at tho AVhlto House for several months, and that there Is not the slightest action taken by tho execu? tive without reference to tho effect It will have on his candidacy. It Is con (Contlnued on Third Page.) MADAM NORDICA SUES FOR DIVORCE The Name of Singer Who Has Aroused Her Jealousy Guarded. (Special to Tho Timos-Dispatch.) NEW YORK, Dec, II.?Jealousy of ono of tho most celebrated singers In Ihu operatic world Is given to-day as a reason for tho suit for absoluto illvorco brought by Madame Lillian Nordica against her husband, Doltan X. Doemo, a famous Hun? garian tenor. Tho natno ?? t?10 singer who has excited the Jealousy of Madanin Nor? dica lias been zealously guarded from the public by tho prima donna and.nor law? yers. It Is stated, however, that Madame Nordica and tho woman whom slio now regards as her rival, were onco great friends, Under tho Grau management, they shared tho highest honors ut tho Metropolitan Opera House, and their de? votion to ono another, was tho subject of much friendly gossip among those in tho musical world, A year ngo, it Is statoti, Madamo Nor* dica observed a growing friendship bo tween tho singer and hor husband, and soon afterward, the singer and Herr Doemo wont to Paris. Madamo Nordica heard that the two were constantly to get her In tho French Capital, and soon determined to sue for divorce, A Negro Hanged, (By Associated Press.) CARTER SVI DM3, GA., Deo. ll.-Rob ort Mlddlebrooke, colored, was hanged hero to-day for the murder of Bailiff Reed, whom ho- killed el? montila ago, >wlillo resisting1 arrest, ' DENOUNCED THEPANAMA CONSPIRACY Mr. Williams. Democrat. Arraigns President, THE RECOGNITION A DELIBERATE PLAN The Project Had Been Well Thought Out Long Ago? MR. HITT DEFENDS THE CONSPIRACY -The Administration's /Apologist Declares tho. Recognition- of Panama Was1? Necessary to Keep Open .the : Path of ? Trade?Panama's Birth i . .Was Foreseen; ? (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.?The birth of tho Republic of Panama and Its recogni? tion by this government was tho subject of a spirited debato In tho House to? day. Air. Dliismoro (Democrat, Arkan? sas), during tho consideration of the pen? sion appropriation, bill, severely criticis? ing tho administration In connection with tho canal and Mr. Hitt (Republican, Illi? nois), chairman of tho Foreign Affairs Committee, replied in a vigorous defense of tho President and his Central Amerl. can policy. Mr. Williams (Mississippi), the minority leader, replied to Mr. Hitt, declaring that the minority did not con? done the part taken by this government in connection with Panama affairs. Nearly the whole of tho four hours' ses? sion was taken up in a discussion of tho Isthmian question. . No conclusion was. leached on tho pension bill. ARRAIGNED THE PRESIDENT. Mr. Dlnsmore said tho Panama Repub? lic had been established and that it ex? ists by the 'power of the United States, and that without 'that power it could not -exist. Nothing -had, ? ho said, 'been gained that could not have been gained In a straightforward and honorable way. Mr. Dlnsmoro declared the President had set himself above tho law, and ho criti? cised the hasty recognition of the Re? public Of Panama. Ho said that Secre? tary Hay learned statecraft at tho feet cf Abraham Lincoln, and referred-lo tho attitude of the government In 1800 toward tho question of recognition, saying that Mr, Hay had now taken a different view of that question. Mr. Hitt (Republican, Illinois), chair? man of tho Committee on Foreign At fairs, replying to Mr. Dlnsmore, said he was nstonished at the remarks of the gentleman from Arkansas, adding auch attacks on tho government would not bo made by any foreigner in discussing its action. MR. DINSMORE'S DISAVOWAL. Mr. Dlnsmore disavowed any purpose to Imputo dishonorable or Improper mo? tives to tho officers of the government. Mr. Hitt said there was nothing hasty or unique In tho recognition of tho new republic, as It occurred five days after the promulgation of the Independence of the republic. Mr. Williams (Mississippi) asked if this was not the first time in South American history "that tho other fellow had been prevented from shooting back." Mr. Hitt replied that troops could be sent to Colon only to Interfere with trame on the Isthmus, and that tho United States is under obligation to prevent in teruptlon of this trafile. . HITT DEFENDS ADMINISTRATION Mr. Hitt made a vigorous defense of the administration in connection with the (Continued on Third Pago.) TREASURER POWELL FULLY EXONORATED Dismissed by the Grand Jury and Gives a Gilt-Edge Bond. (.Special to The TInies-Dlepatch.) CREWE, VA'., Doc. 11.?After three days o? continuous and ardent search and in? vestigation, with over a hundred wit? nesses summoned, tho grand Jury of this county complotcd their labors Into yes terduy afternoon In tho matter of tho accounts and transactions of J. L. Powell, treasurer of tlua county, for the last eleven or twelve years, and reported sqyorul bills of Indictment against him for felony and misdemeanors us not true bills. This result Is highly pleasing and grati? fying to the large majority of tho people of the county, who have never for once believed Mr. Powell to bo guilty of any? thing wrong In his oiuclnl life. Rumors of shortage in his accounts and of other things derogatory to him were circulated most industriously against him during iliu last election, but his friends did not give them credence, and with nil of these things against him, and with two opponents for the office of troasurer, Mr. Powell was re-elected; by tho people, by a good majority, und1 now that these rumors have been judicially Investigatoli and found to bo untrue, the body of tho peoplo In the county aro reully rejoiced: and now feel that the trust and confi? dence of the peoplo will not be again dis? turbed , This confidence could not have leen better demonstrated than by tho fact that In the midst of tho Investiga ?Ion by the grand Jury Mr. Powell ap? peared befo? tho County Court with bis personal sureties nnd gave one ut tho best bonds as .treasurer of the county that he has ever given during tho twplve Clears of, his. Pulciai ll?e?? DRAftATIC SCENES IN SENATE FOLLOW MISUNDERSTANDING RUNNING THE GAUNTLET ON BROAD STREET. MR. JONES IS A GIRL Handsome Lowell, Mass., Fe? male Masquerading in Male Attire. WAS A VISITOR .TO RICHMOND Played the Part of a Rich Young Man., But Failed to Settle "V Tier. Hot?T??H.=?? ' ' A sixteen-year-old girl, masquerading ! in malo attiro, has been "d?lng" certain Virginia cities, Including Richmond, beat? ing boarding houses and hotels..?. ? Tho girl Is "Harry N, Jones," of Dow ell, Mass., young and pretty and still at large. xVbout a week ago sho upyared In Richmond and stopped at a boarding house on Eighth Street. Sho wore knee trousers and acted her part well. When questioned, she said sho owned a lot o? Richmond property and had corno down to sec about it After a stay of a few days, she suddenly left. Tho board bill was left unpaid?Included in her other Richmond property, as it were. A few days later, Harry N. Jones, of Lowell, Mass., registered at tho Palm Hotel, in Staunton, after being refused admittance to the Eakleton, because he had no baggage. Hurry said sho wns representing a magazine and was solicit? ing subscriptions therefor. Sho visited the gymnasium, took part in tho, exer? cises, and proved to bo finito an actor on tho parallel bars. Bhe was of slender build, hud a girlish voice, and was hand, some. She wore knee trousers. "Mr, Jones" abandoned Staunton, and Its hotel bill on Tuesday and betook to other parts. The mysterious strnnser next appears In Lexington, where sho succeeded In having the charge of forgery added to the others. Tho magazine subscription agency was put to work again, and a staid Washington and Leo professor con MILLION DOLLARS FOR NEW CAPITOL Hon. W, H. Gravelcy Offers Such a Bill in the House. Hon, W. H. Gravelcy, of Henry, yes? terday offered In tho House a bill to approprialo $1,000,000 for tho eroction of a new Capitol building, The llrst sec? tion of tho bill reads as follows: "Ha It enacted by thoiGenoral Asseni hjy of Virginia, That the sum of $1,000,000, $200,0(10 per annum for five consecutive years, beginning with tho year ending September 30, 1001, bo und tho same is hereby appropriated, out of any money In tho treasury not otherwise appro? priated, for the building of a now State Cupitol." Tho second sootUin of tho bill directs that tho prosunt Capital Building Couv mittue report plans to the next Genorul Assombly, und nlso whether It Is ndvlsn. bio to erect the proposed now Capitol building on sonio other part of tho sipicre or to tear down tho present structure ami build on the present site, Tho bill muy not pass at tho presont session, but there Is a decided senti? ment In the General Assembly for an up-tordato Capitol building. SLEIGHTli^H?NbTf COMMONWEALTH CLUB A smoker, which bids fair to bo un. usually pleasant, will bo given by, tho Common wealth Club to-night to mom.* bers and friends. Tho fen turo of the evening will bn Churlos S. Dennett, who performs tho must marvellous slolglit of hand fonts, A member of tho club who lins wit? nessed ono of his performances, says thqt ho is a wonder, <? There will bo some good singing and ?strumentai music. ? tri bu ted a check for $1. "Mr. Jones," "who Is said to bo of an artistic tempera? ment, thought a circle more ornamental than a straight line and thereupon em? bellished tho check thus "8." But It didn't work, and Mr. Jones left again, tills timo for parts unknown. LOOKING FOR HEIRS OF NORTH CAROLINIAN (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NEW YORXC. Dec. ll.-J. E. Smith, manager of the Bee HIvo, at Newborn", N. C, wrltos thus to Patrick H. Mc? Laughlin, tho inspector In charge of the uniformed police forco of Brooklyn: Nowbern, N, C. Dec. S, 1903. To the Chief of Police of Brooklyn. N. Y.: "Dear Sir,?Will you please try and find out If there Is some lady or her hoirs In Brooklyn that Is the heir of Isaac Glf ford, or sister of John Gilford, of Nortg Carolina, Cravon county, Tho father was :a, one-armed man. Pleasplet mo know if you can find any dueh heirs thcro .and obligo. ' ?? "J. E. SMITH." Mr. McLaughlin would like very much to find tho heirs, and ho asked tho re? porters to spread broadcast tho informa? tion that they aro wanted. PREACHER BEING TRIED FOR MALADMINISTRATION 1 (By Associated Press.) SPRINGFIELD, MASS., Dec. 11.?Rov. Frank M. Spraguo, of Tampa, Fla., was placed on trial hero to-day bofore tho Htimpdeu Conference of Congregational Ministers, charged with having malicious? ly Incited his congregation to strife and with maladministration of church af? fairs. The hearing Is held in secret. Mr. Spraguo is tried in this city be? cause ho Is a member of tho, Hampdeu Association of Congregational Ministers and tho Florida Association Is without | jurisdiction In his caso. THE LEAKE GRAND JURY MEASURE IS FAVORED House bill -131 was reported to the Sen? ate yesterday with a unanimous recom? mendation by tho Commit toe for Privi? leges and Elections. This Is tho measure known as tho Lea ko bill, which provides for special grand Juries after all regular rind primary elections, recently passed by the House. The unanimous action of tho commlttro augurs the passage of the bill In tho Seimto'with little or no opposi? tion. If enacted into law, this proposition la regarded ns ono which will greatly strengthen tho Barksdalo puro election law. OLD WOMAN KILLED; ' A FAM1LY FEUD Found Dead With Six Bullet Wounds in Her Body?Mem? bers of Family Arrested. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Doc. ll.-Wlth six bul? let wounds In vurlous parts of her body, almost nny ono of Which would have caused death, Mrs. Radical Ann Really, tviventy-ono yearn old, was found mur? dered In her homo boro to-day. Many mysterious features surround tho caso, Tho police have two men and a woman Under arrest on suspicion of knowing something about tho crime. All of tlwni are inoniberii of tho murdered woman's family, mid all thn? evidence points to a long standing family dis? puto ns tho motive for tho ci'lmo. Thoso ?a custody are Andrew Woeilon, tho hus? band of Mrs. Heidi's step-daughter, and Churlos Oolrlch and his wlfo, Jesslo, a son-in-law ami daughter, Mrs, Gel rich admits discovering the body, but it is BUld did not report to tho pollen for al? most three hours, ? hero were evidences that an attempt hud boon mudo to olean up tho pool Of blood on tho kitchen floor, where Mts. Bollii had fallen, Mrs, Oolrlch admitted doing this. Judge Christian HI. (Special to Tin? Tlmes-Dlspatch.) ?WILU'OX WHARF, VA.. Oec, ll.~ Judgo Isaao H, Christian did not hold his regular tenu of court to-day in Now Kent on aceouut of lila having had a slight stroko of paralysis several sr/? ugu. Ilo ?,? i my ?? vi? a, ho w#B?t REASON FOR THE APPEAL William J. Bryan Charged With Using Undue Influence on Mr. Bennett. WIDOW FILES DECLARATIONS And Objects to All Bequests Providing for Trust Funds for ";E-duc?tipii?l Purposes.':. - (By Associated Press.) NEW HAVEN, N. .T., Dec. 11,-Coun sol for Airs, Bennett, widow of Phllos Bennett, to-day filed a long statement of the reasons for tho appeal recently taken from the decision of Prdbuto Judgo Clcaveland, In relation to Air. Bennett's will. In tho formal notlco of appeal, It was briefly announced that objection would be taken to all of tho bequests hi tho will, providing for trust .funds, for educa? tional purposes to bo administered by Air. and Airs, William J. Bryan, and also to tho appointment of Air. Bryan .as ex? ecutor and trustee. That statement was elaborated In tho document filed to-day, which, after repealing the clauses of tho will to which objection is taken, siiyr. In effect, that Air. and Airs. Bryan "Induced and persuaded," Air. Bonnott tu sign a palier addressed to William J. Bryan, and to copy a. considerable part of another paper, the said copy to bo addressed to Airs. Bennett, . The papers referred to nre tho sealed letter by which Air. Bryan and family were to bo given' ???,??? by consent of Airs. Bennett, and a lotter similar In purport which Air, Bryan produced la court. Tho soventi clauses, to which objec? tion Is taken, and tho scaled letter and tho lotter to Air. Bryan, aro declared to havo been prepared at Lincoln, Neb,, by Air. Bryan and his wife without tho knowledge of Airs. Bennett, Allegations of nudilo Influence uro innd* concerning all the clauses appeal? ed from. THE LIMIT GIVEN TO JOHN SMITH Young Negro Who Robbed Res taurantcur at Point of Pistol Gets Twenty-five Years, (From Our Regular Corespondent,) | WASHINGTON, D, C, Doc. 11.-John C. Smith, tho young negro, who croatod such a scusatimi on November 19th by enter? ing a lunch room on G Street about 8 o'clock In tho evening and robbing tho propi'lot'or b( ?2S at tho point of a pistol, and then shooting two policemen Who pursued him, was to-day found guilty and sentenced to twenty?flvo years' Impris? onment. Sentence was Imposed in Climi? nul Court No. 1, and was pronounced by Justice .Piltchurd. Tho negro got tho limit of tho law, Fifteen years Is tho maximum penalty for assault with intent to kill. Mo was con? victed on tho first count of asault with Intent to kill Olllcer Osliurn and given an additional ton years upon conviction on Ilio second count, tho attempL lo kill Olllcer Edwards, who was only slightly hurt, In vlow of tho sentence imposed In tho assault with Intent to kill oases, Hie charges of robhory and houiiubreukliig wero nolle prossrid.? "Gct-Rich-Quick" Verdicts. (Special to The Tlnies-DUpatch.).. NNW yOHK, Deo. 11.?A verdict of J7,. Ola was to-day returned against Alfred Q, Cioslln und Robert A, Amnion, of Hi? Miller Hyndlcalo notoriety, awl tho de? fendants in the first of a serious of ac? tlo'.:H brought agulnst tho alleged "get rich-quick." operators. Tho Initial suit was that brought by ? he firm of com? mission brokers vi ?u'cur & Bull. o? To? Wickham Aggrieved by Action of Colleagues. BILL REPORTED IN H?S ABSENCE Opposition to His Request fox Recommittal of the Measure. SUGGESTION OF LECTURING a FINANCE COMMITTEES An Eliciting' Incident, WhlcHi. Had, However^ an Amicable Ending?Insurance Bureau Bill Amended, Defeated and the Vote Recon? sidered. Tho session of the Senato of Virginia^; began tamely enough yesterday with the* routine of opening ceremonies and usual work, but it ended In one of the mosti dramatic Incidents in tho history of the Senat?, The sceno camo almost without warning In tho beginning, but tho con-' flictl'ng currents of feeling soon began ta assumo such streugth and forco that long boforo the climax was reached It was observed and felt by many that Buohi a culmination -would bo almost lnevlta?* ble. In the morning hour the Committee, on! Finance and Banks 'had reported favor* : ubly. tho bill of Senator Anderson, pro'?? ; vldlng for tho appropriation of $150,000, .in addition to that already, appropriated/ for the ! repair, enlargement and im? provement of tho Stato Capitol. ; No. dis? cussion had followed the submission o? tho report, but when the special order," had been disposed of and the Senate was ? about to adjourn for tho day, Mr. "Wiok-.; ham, tho chairman.'.of tho Finance Com?';; nilttoe, and_ the veteran of the . Senate? lit point of service, rose to subjnlt a mo? : tion to recommit tho measure to tha Flnaneo Cnmmlttec. In' the course of his'.', advocacy of tho motion to.recommlt Mr. Wickham spoke hi .his'most intense, em. photic, iinfl-?yei^limnacslonod..'.jman.n.er,,,,;, and In doing so ' tised' .language" "'which'?'?] was construed by',some to.be hi tho na uiro of a lecture to tho coifcilttce,.. , Mr. Shackolford. In an explanation of his part In the action of tho commUtco Ih considering and reporting tho ? bill without the presence of Mr. Wickham, tho chairman, Intimated that the senator from Hanover ?teemed to lecture the com? mittee. Before the sentonco had been com? pleted, Mr, Wickham, with that spirit which is characteristic of him, Inter- ' Jected, "I deny any Intention to lecture the committee, and herewith submit my resignation," 'With that statement the tense feeling . which had pervaded the discussion up to that moment culminated, and the mo? mentary sllenco which followed was im? mediately succeeded by a period of nc- : tlvlty approaching excitement. Not in Accord. Mr. Slmckelforcl withdrew his state? ment as to tho senator's soemlng to lec? ture tho committee, but Mr. Wlckham'a spirit was aroused, and he replied, stat? ing that for some time ho had felt that , he was not In accord with tho prevailing sentlmont of tho Senate, and that his action was not duo to any personal feel? ing or to any affront, but to this feeling. Mr. Anderson, of Richmond1 city, wa'a recognized, and spoko In a strain in ' which Intense earnestness was manifest In every tono, becoming at times ol? ?juent In explaining his own motives ami -? his course In the matter, tho discussion of which had unexpectedly precipitated the dramatic Incident recorded. President, Willard, In graceful terms* announced that ho would exercise hi? - ? prerogative and declino to submit the ? question of the resignation' of the sena? tor from Hanover, and tho Seriate ap? plauded tho utterance, ns It had done ? tribute to Mr, Wickham by Mr. An? derson. Mr. Wickham then desired to withdraw ' his motion to recommit the bill, but ere be was settled In his seat again, the tall ? form of Senator Ople nroso on the othqr sido of tho Senate and he renewed the motion to recommit. "G seo tho senato?? from Hanover Is writing his resignation.'* said Senator Ople, "and I desire to-pre? vent that, ft would be a calamity to the State." Continuing, the senator from Augusta olomiently commended the sena- ? tor from Hanover for his Invaluable ser? vice to the State, and expressed th? earnest hope that ho would not Inslet on . offering bla resignation. Timely Adjournment. At this crucial moment tho senator, from Halifax, Mr. Barksdale, aroso to the occasion and solved the difficulty by mov? ing to adjourn. The motion was Imme? diately put and carried without dissent. Immediately nearly all the senators crowded around the desk of Mr. Wick hum and remonstrated, persuaded and sought In every manly way t<> Induce the senator not to ex?cuta tho radical step Ik? bad In contemplation, and from which up to this moment ho had Indicated no purpose ti> recedo i v Just what was said onuld not bo dls tlnctlv heard where so many were talk? ing. Presently, however, Mr. SlmcUel? ford was called by Mr. Wickham and ??amo over to tha group. Tho senator from lInnover and tho Senator from Orango exchanged a word or two In the naturo of mutual disclaimers, and tfceiv tho two clasped hands warmly, not to say affectionately, placed a bund upon, the shoulder of each other, and the fuel dent was motif, happily ended. It was? evident that the Hanover senator, upon iWlti'tlon and u proper apprehension of tho Intent of his friend from Orange and their fellow senators, had determined to . recoiiBlder tho action lie was on the point; of consummating. How It Occurred. lu the discussion leading up to till* dramatic Incident, Mr. Wlckbum had ployed to tuke up Stiliate bill 4k) apprw? pria ting ?&?.??? for the enlargement and rcrair of tho titule Capitol. He then, iinavea-ifi NviranmH ?ho Mil lo ikt-GQm