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Sale Column Times Dispatch Want Ads, THE TIMES FOUNDED 188?. THE DISPATCH FOUNDED I860, Advertise for help in Times-Dispatch Want Ads. WHOLE NUMBER 17,120. RICHMOND, Y A., SATURDAY, MARCH; 3, 1906. PRICE TWO GENTS. OVER 100 LIVES LOST BY DEADLY TODNADO AND FIRE Meridian, Miss., Swept by Fierce Cyclone. Many Dead ; Heavy Loss. BUSINESS BLOCKS ARE WIPED OUT, Several BU; Stores Collapse Be? fore Force of Storm, Which Lasts But Two Minutes, MAN HEMMED IN, BEGS HIS RESCUERS TO COME QUICKLY Loss of Life Said By Last Reports to Be Heavy, and Damage to Property is Great?Fire Destroyed Debris in the Storm's Path. I By Associai?^! Press.) MOBILE, ALA. March 3.? Information has reached Mobile 1 by telephone, all telegraph wires | being down, that a destructive tornado visited Meridian, Miss., at 6:30 last evening, killing twen? ty-one white people and over a hundred negroes, and damaging property to the extent of $1,500, 000. There arc also scores seri? ously injured by being caught in the wreckage of houses. The tornado caught the city ? on the southwest and travelled to the northeast, expending itself in two suburbs, where many ne- j groes were killed and injured, a ^ whole tenement - districf being wiped out. Two large wholesale stores, ! several smaller ones, part of the , principal hotel, the electric light ing plant and all the small prop? erty between \he Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the business section of the city was badly damaged. Twenty men were caught in one restaurant, and several were killed. Two stories of the Y. M. C. A. 1 building were wrecked and other buildings suffered in the upper j stories. The negro tenement dis trict north of the city was de- j molished, and the debris caught, threatening a new danger, but the local department, with the help of hundreds of citizens over cam e this after a hard fight. They were assisted by a torrential 1 rain following the tornado. The city is in darkness and the full extent of the disaster will not ; be known until daylight. The j known path of the storm was about six hundred feet wide and j one mile in length. A PARTIAL LIST OF THOSE KNOWN TO BE DEAD! ?-7 _ (My Associated Press.) NEW ORLEANS, LA.', March 2.?The Picayune's Jackson, Miss., special says: The dead at Meridian, so far as known, arc as follows: MUS. El.LA SINGLETON and daugh? ter und granddaughter. MAGO IE SI-A LIGHTER. CLAUDE WILLIAMS. P. T. MINNS, Mobile and uhio con ?fluctoi'. WILLIAM It. NELSON, city marshal. TI10 wounded are: Citarles Elmere. AV. .1. W.iodvUle. iD. It. Brown. Bernard Menuet I. .Will Yurboruugh. IV. 0. Morris. Bennett Williams. Errd 'Woodruff. The cyclone struck the city from u northeasterly direction, near the ^?.w Qiicans and ?Northeastern depot. The passenger and freight depots wore cony pleti'ly destroyed. Sixteen employes of the Queen and Crescent Railroad wore hurled In the ruins, and as far aft could vhe learned none of them have been res? cued. A number of liodles have already been fourni, but as the. cyclone passed through n densely populated section of poor bouses nuil these bouses caught lire immediately, It will take days to learn the totul num? ber of the killed. TELEGRAPH WIRES DOWN AND INFORMATION MEAGRE (By Associated Press.) MOBILE, ALA., March 2.?A long dis Innee message"to the Item from Meridian, Miss., saya, a, cyclone, accompanied by heavy rain, struck that city this evening it fi'::tO o'clock. The storm conter was In the southern portion of the city, and par? ticularly heavy along Front Street, one of tho principal business streets of Uiu , . . (Continued on Third Pago.) EH NORMAL SCHOOL SITES House Committee De? cides In Favor of Three Places. DECIDE TO HEAR SENATOR DANIEL V. P. I. Appeal Cases Will Be Considered Before a Meeting of the House and Senate Committees Monday Night?Much In? terest Felt. Tb?-- House Committee on Schools and C?llog?? decldod last night to locate the three proposed HOW State normal schools at lladford, KredcrickH'ourK and Harrl sonburg. and Ilxed next Monday night at h o'clock as the time f?ir hearing Senator Daniel, anil whoever els? may desire to appear In tin; matter, concerning the ap. peal of young Christian and other? from the division of the V. V. T. board. It is cxpecln.1 that the hiring Monday night will be before a meeting of the House and Senate committee?, but nie former will alt in any event. The argu? ment will be upon the resolution recently offered on the subject by Mr. Peyton, of thlH city. Senator Daniel I? here und will remain until after Monday night, The light f.,r tiie location of the normal school? was a spirited one from til?; ?tart and there was a gr??at deal of oratory in favor of all tho contesting places. The final vote stood: Radford, 12. Fredericksburg, 12. Harrlsonburg, 7. Front Royal, &. All Got Some Votes. This was t?.', :< * till ..' tie- tliii.l ballot, antl the ihre?- ?.tgii?"=l- won. On the ore ceding BaTfots Norfolk, Newport News, Mart!n.?\ ille an?l other jKilnts applying got about two vnt.s each. Hon. It. E. Byrd. Hoc. I?. ? ?. O'l-'lalajr ty. Senator M. J. Kulton an.l Hun. Black? burn Smith spoke for Front Royal; sen? ator Shackelfoid and Judge XV. I.. Jef? fries, for Culp?per; Mr. It. A. DoM-.- and Mr. J. G. Finish, for Norfolk; ?Mr. J. XV. Carter, for MurtlrisvHIc; Senator Keozell, fur Harrlsonburg'; Judge Martin Williams, Hon. f?. A. Johnston, Senator 1'Ickenson and Hon. J. I?. Boyall, fur lladford; Mr. St. George Fltzhugh and Delegates l.ane. Lewis and Moncure, fur Frederloksburg; Delegates Barrett and Houston and Hun. S. Gordon dimming, for Newport News. The victors were happy lust night, but the battle Is by no means over, and chances sepm to l?o unfavorable to the final passage of the 1,111. How They Stand. The eligihles fur membership on the sun.. Board of Education have written re? plies tu tin- resolution of inquiry by the Senate, stating their positions witli refer? ence to th.- single book list. I'rof. W. A. Howies writes that he is not a candidate for ro-Wectlon upon the board, and that lm dues not favor an un? conditional single list. Mr. N. H. Tucker, of the V. M. I., states that li<? is favorable, a??l Hon. Jno. Thompson Brown express?s tin- same view fur Dr. McBryde, Dr. Lyon (.1. Tyler is favorable, as Is Mr. .1. I.. Ilarman, of the Slat.' Female School at Fnrmyille. Dr. Charles W. Kent, of th?-. Univer? sity; of Virginia, In his letter says that the present system, which he originated, Is all right, and that he sees tuj necessity for a change. PROCEEDINGS ARE BEGUN TO DISBAR JUSTICE DEUEL (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, March 2.?Following ll>e recent testimony about Town Tapies, hl the Hapgood libel trial, Justice Joseph M. Denel, of the dourt of Spocial Scssloi!-, to-day accepted service ?if papers In a suit instituted for his disbarment from his position a? a iustice. SEISM CAUSED IN THE HAST! TRIAL Introduction of Manikin to Show Course of Bullet Causes Lady to Faint. (By Assucluted I'ress.) GAFFNEY, S. C., March 2,-ln the trial of George 1 lusty, charged with the killing of Albbot Dnvtson and Milan Bennett, of the "Nothing But Money'' Opera Company, Miss Bishop, ono of the members of Hie troupe, testified to-day. Her testimony was a corroboration of that of Miss Sheridan, who testified yes? terday, to the effect that tho killing was without provocation. Attempts wore made by tho defonso to-day to prove that the character of tho two lady wltnossja was not what It-should he, but tho court ruled that while questions pertaining to this matter could be asked they need not be answered. Alias Bishop, in her own defense, ask?'.| that ?ho bo allowed to answer and that nothing bo left in doubt. A sensa? tional feature was tho introductlln of a manikin to show tin? progress of the fatal bullet. The appearance of the grue? some dbject threw Min? Sheridan, ono of the witness?, Into hysterics und she was led from the courtroom. The defensa began Its testimony late ill tiiu day. U Indicated that' selt-defensu was to be the Hue of .defense, RESIGNS BECAUSE HE IS SOCIALIST Commissioner of Public Work Patterson', of Chicago, Gives Up Position. EQUAL APPOINTMENT FOR ALL Tells Mayor Dunne lie is Palter? ing With Skin-Deep M easures. (By Assoclntcel Press.) CHICAGO, March 2.?Commissioner of Public Works Joseph Medlll Patterson iins ti-ndered his resignation to Mayor Kdward F. Dunne. The resignation was sent by Mr. Patterson to Mayor Dunne W?.?inesday in a long letter reviewing the conditions In his department, and con? cluding as follows: "The universal ballot gives every male citizen an equal political opportunity. : The common ownership of all the means ; of production and distribution would give everybody an equal chance at music, art, ; .-? -?!, rturty. r?cre*atlon. tnveil, self-re? spect, and tho respect of others. I, for i one, cann?Jt see why those things should )>e concentrated more and moro In the ! hands of a few. Two hundred years ago I a proposition for equal jiolitleul opjior tunity would have seemed morn absurd than to-day seems the proposition for equal opportunity in all things on this earth for which men strive. "By distributing money evenly 1 do not mean to say that all the money in the country should be cut up into equal bits, nnd that everybody should get a bit. Hut, on the contrary, 1 believe that the ownership from which money Bprings ? should lio vented in the whole community. In either words, as 1 understand It, I ant a socialist. 1 have hardly read a book on socialism, but that which I-have just enunciated I believe In general to be. their theory; If it be their theory, I am a socialist. You will find, and other ad? vanced liberals and radicals who believe HH I do will also And, that you are merojy paltering with skin-deep" measures when you stop short of soi'lalism." Mayor Dunne at once wrote, to Mr. Pat? terson, ne-.eeptlng hlis resignation and I promising to reply to his letter In the near future. "I have accepte?-! the resignation of Mr. Patterson witli sincere regrets," said the Mayor. -*I3e says that lie resigned be l cause he is a socialist. I do not think ! it was necessary for him to resign. Be? cause he cannot accomplish everything the socialists want accomplished, he has evidently become disheartened." HEAVY DOWNPOUR AND QUIET FOLLOW TWO NIGHTS' RIOT (By Associated Press.) S PRINGF3 333^31, OHIO. March t.?A. steutly downpour of rain has 3>ecn fall? ing here to-night, and aside from this quiet prevails, following the two pre? ceding nights of rioting and Incendiarism. Tlia troops, who are still on duty, wore drenched by to-night's rainfall. Police Court was in continuous session during tho day, and a number of rioters were fined. ; Martin Davis, the wounded brakeman, was still alive to-night. CARRIED OVER BEYOND OA?E FOR RANGING Necessary Delay in Patrick Case Will Compel Another Reprieve By Governor Higgins. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK. March 2.?Tho hoarlliaf upon the motion for a new trial In tho case of Albert T. Patrick, convicted of tho murder of 'William Marsh Rico, an aged millionaire, was adjourned to-day until April .1. This will make necessary a further reprieve by Governor HIgglns, as Patrick is now under sentonco to bo executed on.March IB, District Attorney Jerome Informed Recorder Goff .before whom tho hearing was being held, that ho woidd join with Patrick's attorney lu the application for the reprieve. Record? er Goff said that ho also would give his approval to the application for a now reprieve. Tho adjournment followed a short ses? sion o'f thu ? hearing, during which Re? corder Goff, District Attorney Joromo and Patrick's counsel, XV. M. K. Olcott, Joined in discussing motions which were madu to sulk? out of tlio court record sev erai ullldavits nmde for Patrick by Texas WlUiesai'S. AN UP HILL PULL I TAKEHFROMftLTAR SENT TI M. Ed. Benson Arrested at Staunton When About to Marry Miss Booth. IS CHARGED WITH FORGERY Alleged to Have Passed Worth? less Checks?Found Uncon? scious From Bromo Quinine. (Special to The-Tlmes-Dispatch.) BTAUNTON, VA., March 2.?Ed. Ben? son, of Middlebrook. was Jailed here to? day, charged with forgery. He has been lr. the city only a- short time, but It is alleged that he passed several forged checks. ' Benson was arrested at the home of Joe Booth, where a party had assembled to witness his marriage to Miss Booth, which was to have taken place at noon. Benson had procured the license and everything wa3 ln readiness for the ceremony when Officer John Frotwell, arrived. The forger visited n.iiauiber of business houses and made mfUtf nurcluiseB, paying for th?\ .->vi.". Sfttli L?.:J}i3 chfceks. ranging from two to fifteen dollars. They were made payable to \V. A. Hall, and some signed S. M. Serrett, and some O. V. Serret t? Late this afternoon. Jailer B?cher found Benson in his cell in an unconscious and apparently lifeless condition. A physician j was summoned, and it was discovered j that he had taken a quantity of bromo ? quinine. Whether he was trying to com? mit suicide is not known definitely. It is thought that ho intended self-murder, and that he had also taken other drugs. It Is thought he will recover. THE ROUGH TRIP OVER MADE MRS. LONGWORTH SICK (By Associated Press.) TAMPA. FDA., Mar?:h 2.?Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Dongworth arrived on th8 steam? er Mascotte from Havana at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The steamer encountered rough weather Thursday ?\<1 Mrs. Long worth suffered from sea sickness. A large crowd met them at the pier. They had a drive over the city as the guests of Collector of Customs McFarland, dined at the Spanish Cafe and left at 8:40 o'clock on the regular Atlantic Coiist Line train in the private Pullman car Grassmere for Washington. BIG WHEELER ELEVATOR AT BUFFALO BURNED (By Associated Press.) BUFFALO, N. ST., March 8.?The Wheel? er elevator, cm Buffalo Kivar, was destroy? ed by tire to-night. Tho loss on the build? ing and Its contents is estimated at .?176, 000. Lined up alongside tluVWheeler ele? vator and up th?i river as far as the eye could see, were lake vessels of all kind? In their winter berths. Not one of the vessels naught fire. Several small wooden buildings adjoining the elevator and some lumber were destroyed. THE WEATHER Forecast: Virginia and North Carolina ?Rnln Saturday; .Sunday, fair and colder; ! fresh to brisk south winds. Conditions Yesterday. Richmond's weather was warm and clear. Range of the thermometer: 9 A. M.41 6 P. AI..?.67 12 M.?W tf P. M.60 3 P. M.63 13 midnight.49 (Average.62.) Highest temperature yesterday.?32 Lowest temperature yesterday.to Mean terriperaturo yesterday. Normal temperature for March.4!) Departure from normal temperature,.., (A) Thermometer This Day Last Year S A. M.31 6 P. M.33 32 M.28 !? P. M. 3 P. M.?H 12 midnight.30 (Average.. ;.34 1-3.) Conditions, in Important Cities. (At S P. M . Eastern Timo.) Place. Ther. High. T. Weather. Ashovllle, N. C. M ?5 Clear Augusta ."'- ?*? Clear Atlantu, Ga-. Eti ;>8 ?Clear Buffalo, N. Y.S? '?' Clear Chicago. HI. 43 S Clear .Cincinnati, O.M *- Clear Davenport .53. <??! Clear Halteras. N. C.;?> ??3 .Clear Jacksonville .w> ?- t: cloudy Mobil.). |irt W Clear Norfolk, Va. nu bu ' Clear PltUburg, Pa.ill u Clear Raleigh ?. '?;; ..'* year Savannah. GO ? us P. cloudy Washington . H ?g Clear Wilmington.to ?i? cieni Miniature Almanac. March :t, I!) (i. Sun Hess. 6:11 UiGIl TIDK. ;Sun sets.Q:0t ; Momln??.10:!l.1 Moon set...... I'M Evening.l?>:0t? IE MATHEWS MURDER TRIAL Policemen Testify As to His Statements the Night of His Arrest. NO STRYCHNINE IN SYRINGE Many Acquaintances of Doctor Matthews Testify As to His Strange Actions. (Special to The Timos-DIapati.il.) ?REKNSBORO, Is". <.*.. March 2.?lit the trial of Dr. J. B. Mathews here In the Superior Court to-dny for the alleged ?nurder of Ids wife, the prosecution rested Us caso at noon. To establish a motive for the murder, the last two wltneEsos Introduced were th? two policemen, who arrested him the night. of his wife's death. They said he was nervous and 'dopey,") and they had to sit up with him In Jnll j and give him whiskey; that lie Inslsfed on telling Ws troubles, saying That hjs wife had been intimate with men, and on ac? count of her conduct, he had been com? pelled to leave Plttshoro, whore he had a fine practico, before coming to Greens, boro, four years ago. Since coming here, she had been worse, mentioning several men by name with whom she was on such terms, and ono In High Point, where lie said she went the day before her denth and came back with a hundred anil twen (y-llve-?lollar diamond ring, which was fourni in his p?x*ket tho night of ..?o arrest. Shooting Affair. He told of a shooting scurpc he liad In a hotel hero about her, and said if It had not been for his little son, she would have died In some suoh way live years ago. Dr. Farrar, tho first physlelnn to reach the Mathews home the morning she was found apparently dying, detailed the day's proceedings and how they had apparently savoel her life when Mathews went to her bed and uneler the pretense of jynylng was caught Injecting a hypodermic under the cover, and in twenty minutes strychnine poison symptoms began an?! she dlod therefrom in two hours. That Mathews offered to pay his bill before slio dh'd and Impressed upon him not to state anything atoenit what happened, hut to mnko nut a death certificate as from heart disease. A White Powder. The syringe taken from him was one iliirel full of a white powder n.nd the small solution remaining, upon being annlyned by Dr. Turner, who wrested it from his hand, showed strychnine, though Mathews refused to stato what it was ho hail given. Mra. Hay, who was solied with an epl. leptlc fit yesterday upon completion of her direct examination, waa cross-exaniin. ed and It was shown that she made Mathews get out of his wife's bod when she discovered him nt another timo under (Continued on Fifth Page.) LECTERN FOR BRUTON GIVEN IT PRESIDENT Mr. Roosevelt Donates One to Hold Bible Recently Given By King Edward. . ?From Our Regular Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, D. C Murch ''.-The Bible presented to Old Bruton Church, at Wllllamsburg. Va., by King Edward VIf., will soon ' be resting on a lectern given by President Roosevelt. Hon. Harry St. George. Tucker, president of tno Jamestown Exposition Company, accom? panied by Bishop Satterlee, of th? Dis? trict of Columbia diocese of the Pro? testant Episcopal Church, called on the President to-day, at tlm request of Rec? tor Godwin, of Bruton parish, and told Id m that It would bo greatly appro cluated If bo would Rivo to the pariah a lectora to support tlio Bible presented by the King of England. , Tho President expressed his pleasure at being permitted to d?nate a lectern for such a purpose, and assured his callors It would go to Hruton at once. "That old church Is down near James? town, isn't it?" asked the President, and Mr. Tucker assured ' him It was only seven- miles distant, and thon went on to toll him that it contained a communion service which had boon presented to the church at Jamestown, tho first Eplsoop.il Church In America, moru than two hun? dred und fifty years ago. "I .shall bis all the,, more pleased to present the lectern,"_ ?aid tho 1'ioslUcnt, nono CONFIRM H. E, R. CLOWES Investigation Commit? tee Makes Adverse Re? port to the Senate. WILL INVESTIGATE WHOLE MANAGEMENT Committee Far From Satisfied With Condition As Revealed By Testimony?Inquiry in Vacation to Fol? low ? Repon. Adopted. By unanimous vote In an executive ses? sion held late yesterday n.fternoon the Senate rejected the nomination of the appointment of ?. II. Clowe*s as a mem? ber of the Board of Directors of the Eastern State Hospital and adopted the report of the special Investigating com? mittee recommending a general Inquiry Into tho affnlrs of the asylum with moro particular reference to tho (efficiency of Its superintendent, Dr. 1.. S. Foster, and the management of the Institution ?rr the special board. Impla. ,tlil>- antoganlsiu between direc? tor and superintendent resulting In the serious Impairment of the public ser? vice Is asslgueel by the committee as llio chief ground for tho rejection of Mr. Clowes, In which opinion the Senate con. curred. Testimony reflecting also upon both the superintendent and the special fcn.ml Is calleel to the attention of the body as of sufficient gravity to demand a further investigation, and In this also the Judgment of tho e-ommltteo was ac? cepted by the Senate. Tho new Inquiry will not be made at this session of tho Legislature.. Joint action will bo taken *by the two houses looking to tho appoint? ment of a board of Inquiry that will report to the next G?nerai Assembly. The Report. It was about 6:30 p. M., after a long day's work thnt had left many members yoarning for a quiet supper-table, wh"ti Mr. Thomas, chairman of the special committee, moved that the Sonate go into executive session. There was no oppo? sition. The report was submitted at once-, together with a bound copy of tho stenographic record, nearly i: foot thick. The report itself ?s as follows: To the Honorable President of the Senate of Virginia: Your committee appointed under resolution of January 31, 1906, to In. vestlgato the fitness of E. H. Clowes as a member of the Board of Direct? ors of the Eastern State Hospital, heg leave to report that It has fin? ished Its work. The record is now delivered Into your hands. The com? mittee respectfully submits that, In its Judgment, the nomination of E. H. Clowes as a director of the East? ern State Hospital, should not be con? firmed for tho following reasons: There seems to have existed for some time between the said Clowes and Dr. L. S. Foster, the superin? tendent of the Eastern State Hospi? tal, an Implacable antagonism, with the result thnt the public service has been seriously Impaired. Your committee Is of the opinion that the public service would be seri? ously affected by the retention of these men In their present official relations. The foregoing ground of unfitness Is, In tho Judgment of your commit? tee, so well established by the record that It deems It unnecessary to pre? sent findings on any other allegation of unfitness,' the whole record being returned with this report for such action thereon as the Senate may deem best. While not strictly wlthl-n Its duty as outlined In the restitution under which it acted, the committee feels Impelled by a sense of duty to call the attention of tho Senate to tho fact thnt In this hearing much evl. dence was produced which reflects upon the special board's management of the Eastern State Hospital and upon the capacity and efficiency of Dr. L. S. Foster, as s'j.perlnt?ndent of said hospital, and It respectfully recommends an Investigation ?f Jhese matters. Respectfully submitted. (Signed) A. F. THOMAS. (Signed) F. S. TAVENNER, (Signed) EDWARD ECHOLS, Committee. Consideration of the matter consumed something over a half hour. The two propositions wore taken up separately. (Continued on Ninth Page.) WALSH ARRESTED FOR 1KI FALSE RETURNS I Gives Bond of $50,000 and De ! clares That Bank's Report Was Correct. (13y Associated Proas, i CILICAG-O. March -.'.?John P.. Walsh, president of the defunct Chicago National Hank, which closed Its doors December IS, IMS, was to-day taken into custody on a Federal warrant, which charges him with violation of the national hanking laws In making false returns to ilie comp? troller of tho currency, and also assorts that ho converted to his own uno, without proper authority, funds of the bank amounting to $'i.000,0C0. ile was iiaieaseel after giving bonds in the amount of $00,00?). The, arrest of Mr. Walsh came as the direct result ?if the last examination of the books of tho Chicago National Hank, made by Special Hank Uxiimlncr Amlmr I,. Curry, seilt to Chicago from Wash? ington. The data furnished ti> the Treas? ury Department lh' Washington was sent to Distrlet Attorney Morrison, In tilia city, with instructions to take the proper steps In the mutter. Mr. Morrison early to-day ?wore to the complaint before Culled states Commissioner Kioto, who Issued, a warrant for the arrest. ? ,'.-' Mr. Walsh Issued a Miatciiuiil, d?elurlok Un? report lo have been ubdolutoly cor? rect. win for mueus IS GON.lNCiNG Eppa Hunton Closes In? vestigation in Power? ful, Eloquent Speech CLERK UPSHUR IS SCORED BY CARTER Says His Wounded Vanity and Inordinate Pride Caused the Unpleasantness. HENRY FAIRFAX STATES CLEAR AND CONCISE FACTS Says if Lanier Had Been Innocent He Would Have Been Dis? missed ? Judge Crump ; Makes Privilege State? ment Regarding Newspaper. The .legislative investigation proceed* Ingft of tho State Corporation Commls alon, wore closed yesterday evening, shortly aftor six. o'clock, when the mm? mlttee having finished tho examination of witnesses nnd hear?! argument by; counsel, Messrs. Carter and Ilunton, art? journeil until Monday afternoon, when the matter will (be considered in oxe ctttlvo session. The end came sooner than any partiel In Interest had expected, for It had bee? stated that at least three more witnesses) would bo examined and that others woulii be summoned. It was therefore a surprise when. Majos Lanier having finished reading a sensu? tlonai statement, charging Judge Crump with having agreed to accept the presi? dency of the Virginia Corporation Com? pany, if it were merged, with another company with a capital of $200,000, Chair? man Byrtl announced that the committee was ready to hear argument. Ex-Coinanlssl?ncr Henry Fairfax luul been sworn, and hud taken his seat on the witness stand, when Judge Crump. 1 arose and requested' to be allowed to make a statement. He said he desired to add to his tes? timony the fact that he had never seen the letter addressed by Mr. A. B. Wil? liams to '.Mr. Royall; In which Mr. Wil? liams suggested a settlement of tho Lanier incident. Continuing, Judge Crump disclaimed any intention of meaning in his former statement, that he opposed laws to govern the acts of the Corpora? tion Commission and in conclusion pro. tested against the head lines In tli.s Times-Dispatch of Thursday, which stated, that he hail said, chat ho '?would do it all over again." Deeply Regretted Action. Judgo Crump insisted that hla mean* lug hail (been that ho would act on tho dismissal of Major Lanier in the sama way, and not that ho would have sub? scribed to stock In the Virginia Corpora, tion Company, which action, he sold, ho regretted. Ills exact statement to the committee on this point Is given hero In full: "I think It Incumbent upon me to ask to put upon the record a eorroot tloii of what Is certain a very grave Injustice ?lone mo, perhaps Inadvert? ently, In a head-line, hi our city morning paper. It is to tho effect that ? made ?t statement that I would ?In over again exactly what I had done?that being used or stated in such a manner as t? lead to the In- ? ferenco that I had reference to what had occurred between .Mr. Lanier and myself, and my taking stock in this company. I think I can ask every member of this committee, and every one who If present in this room, to bear witness to the fact thai nothing that 1 said could lead to any such Inference. I suppose that If there is any fact that Is known from what I have said, or from what my associates have said; and what my friends have said, it is that this was a. grave error on my part, nnd ought not to have been done, looking at it from tho consequences. Of course, that is a fact that I supposed was well known, and I stated, as the committee will recall, that the fact that my lack of thought and my error of Judgment In this whole matter, had led Into these things that fol? lowed, was what had hurt me very seriously indeed. I desire for that reason to correct any Inference that r.ilslit be drawn from that head-line, and aslc tho committee lo bear In mind tho statements which X made on yesterday, that I acknowledged ? tiie fact?most always have?that what was done, though no wrons; was Intended, ami It ?lid not seem to me any wrong could have been ?lone, was done, so far as I was concerned, without any thought of the possible - elrpumstunccs, but In view of what had happened I ?lid recognize it as arising from thoughtlessness, and a grave error, (is I stated on yesterday. Mr. Fairfax's Testimony. Mr. Fairfax tlien In a cleat-, concise manner t?>id of the Lanier dismissal. Ills testimony v.-ns almost identical with that given by Commissioner Henry C, Stuart, earlier In the Investigation, except that he related at length the In? terview that Mr. Upahur had had wit}? him, when thu chief clerk asked his ad? vice regarding taking stock lu l^anler'e company. Mr. Fairfax said that ho hud t?il?l Mr. Upsliur that It would bo Improper for any ckrk in the office to subscrita to stock, und that L'pshur had ?epiled that he had no reason to tell him that. Mr. Fairfax slated that he know nothing mote of the company until the ''churgos" were tiled, and that it was not until Mr. l'oyail told liltu that he knew that Judge Crump was a slock hoi /u-r in the soin- ' pany, His recollection o& tit?- questioning Of : l.milor after ? the "charges" wer? nie?! was the saino as Mr. Stuart's, but h?t added that lie.considered that Major La? nier had bee? very frank, und th?u. h?