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Tnra timbs rouNDBt) m?. THE DIBPATCH FOUNDBD 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 17,825. RICHMOND, VA? TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS. CHARGES FILED AGAINST JUDGE Investigation With View to the Impeachment of Blackstone Demanded CAUSES BIG STIR IN LilGISLATURE Resolution lntroduced by Dele gate Houston at Request of 2\umber of His Constituents, i Who Allcge Neglect of ^...., Immorality and Incompetency. BY LETVVIS H. MACHEX. LIko a. bolt from tho blue camo the Jolnt resolutton prcsented to the Houss of Delegates yesterday, calling for the inveatigatlon ot chargca of neglect of duty. Immorality and Incompetency agalnst Judge J. Vf. G. Blackatono, of Accomac. Slnce -^ho assembllng of the Degle lature b'nero had been rumors that such an Intfulry would bo demanded. but tfie ttdk had dled down aind the ddca was aupposed to have been abandoned. E.rpeclally aince the Rhea Investigation lyis ad aerlously crippled the work of the comniltteea and of the Legialature generally. lt was felt that one.or two itnoro tnveattgationa would put tho Gen eral Asaembly out of buainess aa a law-maklng InBtitutlon, and condno Ita actlvltlea to the tunctlons of grand nnfl petit Jurlea. However. petnions bo numeroualy and strongly algned came to Delegate Hounon from hla eonatltuents that he rcluctantly and jregretfully dl-charged hla official duty nc their rcpreaentatlvc and presented tho resolution ln spltc of hls pcreonal Jncllnatlon to allow tho matter to be dealt with In some other manner. ? ' Fnuctlon of Committee*. The resolution and the petltlons were promptlv referred by Speaker Byrd to the Committee for Courts of Justice, but the eftect of the re-aolutlon upon the House was profound and dlsquiet ing. Enough concernlng the Judges ulleged fallings has appearcd in tho newspapers slnce Judge BlackstoneR alleged exchangc of hottllltlos wtth O-overnor Swanson. to aoqualnt the ?members of the Deglslature with the fact that should the investigation oc cur the charges would be of the most serious character. and the evldence of such a nature aa to make all recent Investlgatlons aeem tamo ln compari It la believed that-the only funct|on of the Courts Committee I* to dtter jnlne whether or not the rtsolution ehould paa?. When the Houee coin mlttee shall havo reported upon that ouestlon the House may adopt or re Ject the report and paas tho resolu tion or not, as lt deems best Should the resolution pass. lt will gq to tho Senate and bc consldered bv'tne Courts Committee of that body. and tho report of that committee will be acted upon by tho Senate in llke manner. If tho Senate adopt the res ulutlon a Jolnt committee will doubt less be appolnted to hear testlmony and report to both houses whethoi inipftaohment proceedlngs ahould bo In etituted. lf artlcles of impeachment are pre ferred by the House of Delegates the Senate. under oath will try tho same ?nd declde whether they are sustalnod by the evldence. a majorlty of two thlrds of the Senutora present belng n?cessnrv to Impeach. Mny Sit Durlng Rcces*. For the purpose of tryln* tho artl? cles of Impeachment the Senate mav Blt durlng tha recess of the General Asaembly. The judgment In caso ol Impeachment can estend only to re inoval from ofHce and dlsquallflcation for every State offlce. Should the committee of investiga? tion declde to recommend removal from ofllce lnatead of impeachment. the twD houses may adopt that suggestlon. The removal of a judgo may be ao compl'ahed by the concurrent vote of both houscs. a majorlty of the mem? bers of each house concurrlng. and tho cause of removal entered upon the Journal of eneh house. The Judge snught to be removed must have no tlce of the pronosed removal and a copy of the causes alleged at least twentv davs brfore auch actlon Is tak? en. The immcdlate effeets of Impeach? ment and of mmoval are the same. but removal would not leenlly disqual Ify for the holding of nther ofilces or ?ven of the same offlce for a later terro. The practlcal results. howevor. would probably in e.'ther casc be the same. j SESSIONS olrrWO HOUSES Movement For InipcKchment ot Judgo Blackatone Tnkcu Fiirm. Delegate Stephen Henry Love. of Lu nenburg, offered prayer, and tho read? lng of the Journal of the last day'a proceedlngs was dlspensed wlth in the Houso of Delegates. A numbor of bills ?Were . renorted from varlous coinmit tees, read a flrst timo and placed upon the calendar. To Impeach Dlackstonc. Mr. Houston sprang a surprlso by offerlng a resolution to impeach Judgo J. W.'G. Blackstone. of Accomac, judge of the Eloventh Judlclal CIrcuit. Tho member from Ellzabeth City presented in support ol' the resolution petltlons fiigned by ovor 400 quallfied votera of his dlstrlct, asklng that the official conduct of Judge Blackstone be tnvua tlgated. Ho spoke briefly, deolarinij that. whatever might be hls per^unai feollngs in the matter. it was hls duty to offer tha resolution in ? view of the accompanying petltlons, and he esked that the papers be property re? ferred and that at somo later date the resolution be taken up for ttnal actlon. The matter waa-referred to tho Coni rnlttefc for Court^ of .lu-tlee. The reto lulion sent to Mr. Houaton and offered by him ls as fdllows: "Wherens, tt la cliurged aud believed thnt J. W. G. Blnckktoue, Judge of the Clreult Oourt for the Elcventu Judl? clal Circult of Vlrginla, haa been, and 1b now, fcullty of negieo uf official duty. Immorality aud Inoompeteucyj tberefore, "IJe lt resolvcd by the House of Del egutea, tl?e Seuute coneurilng, 'Iliut tl'e Gunernl Aaier'bly order nn lnvc?tlgn tlou of the ofllclal conduet of tlie imld J. W. G. HIhcUhIouo aa judge of the ?ald judlclal tdrcuit." , Chnrges Made, Tho petltlon addreased to Mr. Hous? ton, and acaompany the resolution, ls ?s follows: "Wd, tlie uudersigned cltUenti of *he county of E)liealietb City, re ?pcotfully requeai that you, as rop ' >o*entqUve iu the Ciuernl Akhciii i bly of Virfclulu for <UI? couuty, do In'roducc a resolution lu the ??ld Gonernl Aaseinbly requliing an lu vcstlgtitlou of the ofuclnl cnuduvt .(Coatlnued on Ttiird ragc). FIELDS BROTHERS ON TRIAL Traclng rtank of Hlchmond'a Beglii tcrcd Pncknge Whlch Wna Robbeil. (flpeclnl to Tha Tlmeti-Dliipatch.} RALBIGH, N. C? February 3.?The trlal of James M. and Bascom Flelds, two well-known young men of Dur ham, on the chargo of robblng the malla of a reglstered package sent from tho Bank of Rlchmond to the Bank of Harnett, Dunn, N. C, Septem ber 20th, waa begun in the Unltnd States Distrlct' Court before Judg.j Boyd to-day, wlth every Indlcatlon that the triat wlli rcqulre several days. James M. Flelds was railway mall clerk be'tweeu Durham and Dunn, the destlnatlon of the package, whlch con talned $3,000 in papcr currency. Thc chargo Is that Bascom Fleld was on the traln wlth hls brother on tho run that day. and that the two broke the atal, removed the money and substl luted a folded newspaper to impart ncrmal appearancc. During tha ses alon of thc court to-day R. B. Camp bcll, toller of the Banlc of Richmond, testlfled to havlng put up the packaga containlng the money, reported lt to Ca6hier T. K. Sands for . insurance statement to be made out, and then de livered lt to Bank Porter Wllllam Carter. Cashler Sands verlllcd hls con nectlon wlth the shlpmtnt, and Porter Wllllams testlfled that he dellvered the package to Reglstry Clerk Roberson, of tho Rlchmond post-ofnee, taklng his receipt, Rcgi3try Clerk W. H. Ham. of the Richmond office, testlfled that he re? ceived and prepared the package for forwardlng. Ragtstry Clerk Roberson, of thc Rlchmond office, testlfled to havlng received the package -from Clerk Ham In good condltlon. Then the progress of the package was trace.1 by the clerks handllng lt, being lntro. duced nnd testlfylng that It was in good condltlon, the order being from Roberson to Reglstry Clerk R. T. Thorpe. to Reglstry Clerk Rlves, t.o Dlspatch Clerk Thompson, of Rlchmond offlce, thence to Railway Mall Clerk H. G. Craver, Richmond to Charlotta, to H. G. Whitchead, postal clerk at Grecnsboro, to railway postal clerk, Greenaboro to Goldsboro, to J. F. Ire land, tfansfer clerk, Durham. It was ln the Durham offlce from 0:20 to 3 P. M.. when James M. Fleldq recolpted for IL Fields rccelpted for lt as railway mall clerk, Durham to Dunn. It Is expected that three days will be requlred to flnish the trlal. WALKSINSLEEP;KILLED Senbnnrd Agent BlQRbam Falln on Southern Track nnd Is Croaked. [Speclal to TheTlmrs-Dlspatch.J RALEIGH, X. C. Februai-y 3.?The mangled body of II. B. Blngham, as sistant Hollcltlng lndustrlal agent for the Seaboard Alr Line, Atlanta, Ga. was brought here thls aiternoon from Cary, thls county. He had fallen or Jumped from Seaboard traln No. 33 early thls mornlng and landed Injured cn S.ie Southern track, whlch parallels the Seaboard there. and afierwards run over and mangled by a Southern traln. . " "Tfia IdertUtieatlon v.-as~princtpariy by rallroad passes and other documents lu his pockets, as he -waa so mangled as to be unrecognlzabla from hls fea tures. There was found. $138.37 in his pockets. Hls watch had stopped at 3:39. This Is about the hour that ho fell from tho Seaboard train. Blngham was trav'ellng ln the sleeper on thc Si-aboard, and It Is belleved that he was walklng In hls sleep when he fell from the traln. He had on hls trousers and nlght shlrt. The body Is In nn uudertablng establishment here awaltlng Instructions' from Atlanta. Sbock to His Brother. CHARLOTTE. N. C. February 8.?A pathetlc feature of tho Blngham trag? edy, near Raleigh, to-day, was the faet that M. II. Blngham, brother of tha deceased. a llnotype operator on the Charlotto Chrontcle, took the story of the tragedy from the hook as. hls "take," and that was the flrst news he had of his brother's death. Mr. Blng? ham was a natlve of Cedartown, Ga., where the funeral will take place to morrow. ONE K1LLED; MANY HURT Wabash Panscnger Traln Wrecked Near Detrolt, Wlth Serlous Results. DETROIT. MICH., February 3.?Wa? bash passenger traln. No. 4, eastbound, a conaolidated Chlcago and St. Louls train. due hert. at 8:20 P. M? was wrecked two miles west of Brltton Statlon, twenty-seven miles from De? trolt, at 9 o'clock last nlght, probably by a broken raii. One woman passen? ger was kllled and thirty-four people wero injured. Mrs. Frances Vargo. of Budapest, Hungary. was kllled.' Mrs. O. W. Metz, of Detrolt, had several rlbs broken, and Mrs. A. B. McKay, ol Detrolt, several rlbs cracked. The re malnlng Injured were reported to have sustalned only spralns aridbrulscs. The traln conslsted of soven cars, all but one of whlch stood the shock of the wreck without overturnlng. It was ln the coach dlrectly behlnd tho com blnation bagga&e and express car and the regular baggage car that the death and tho most serlous Injurles occurred. ihe baggage cars remained uprlght, as Ild also the three sleeplng cars and the diner, but the coach -waa overtnrned and badly crushed. Among the Injured were a number of theatrical people, Most of the injured were reported to be suffering from bruises and spralns. They wero brought on a rellef- traln and sent to hospitals and hotcls here. SHOULD GOVERNOR WED? Maryland Orntors to Settle Queatlon For Bachclor Exccutlve. BELAIR MD., February 3.?Sis of the most promlnent orators of Hart ford county will attend a meeting ol the Belair Debating Sooiety thls week to dlscuss the questlon whether mar rlage is requlslte to the proper n?r formance of'hls duttes by the Chlef Magistrate of a State. Tha proposl tlon ls thls: ?? ,. "Rosolved, That Governor - Crothere could better uphold the dlgnlty of hle offlce by getting married." , . ;-?-? REPORT OF I.AIK5E OIFT TO HAMPTON NORMAL SCJIOOl r<.'v,o?i()i m "??!') ? Tios-DlsDfttch.i BOSTON, MASS., February 3.?It was reported In Plttsfield, Mass., to-day that Mlss Alice Bylngton. the Stook brldge (Mass.) phllanthroplst, has be queathed the greater part of her for tune, estlmated at (300,000, to thc Hampton Instltute, in Virginia, Sht was frlendly wlth General S. C. Arm strong, formarly tha head of tho ln stttutlon, and has been a substantla! contributor at variotis ? times' to thc Instltution, itnugli Voya.sc, But AU Safe. NORFOLK, VA-. February- 3_Het forward decks washed by tremendouf seas whlle on her way from Boaton tc Norfolk. the Merchants' and Miners ateamer Kershaw reaohad port wlth a heavy list to starhoard.. None of tht fifty nassapgera aboard wera injured i and thc vese-el is not damaged* CAPT. GEO. 0. WISE [ Eminent Lawyer and Public iVl an Passes Away After Long Sickness. SERVED CITY IN CuNGRESS Occupied Protninent Place in Na tional Legislature, and Was Leading Member of Richmond Bar?Went Through Many Hot Cam paigns. After an acuto lllneas whlch had jlasted slnce laat December. Captaln j Georgo D. Wlse, eoldler, atatesman and Jurlat, ono of the beat-known charac ters In recent Vlrginla hiatory, dled at tho Wllllam Byrd Hospital shortly beforo 1 o'clock thls mornlng. He had beon In bad health for more than a year, and death was expected at any tlme. He had grown gradually weaker and weaker, and heart falluro set in iate laet nlght, flnally bringing tho end. In the passlng of Captaln Wlse Vlr? ginla and RIchmond have lost a rrlan who was unlque ln polnt of tho many servicoB he had rendered hls State. Fim a lawyer, then a ao.dler, then a lawyer again, and flnally becomlng a renowned stateaman, he made hlm self felt In all the recent polltlcal his tory of the Commonwealth. He waa wjdely ktiowr. as an ermnent crimlnal lawyer. Ho was a member of the last Constltutlonal Convvntlon, and for many years a member of Congresa. He was unmarrled, He leaves two brothers?John H. Wlse. of San Fran slaco. and Louis Warington Wise, of tnls city, and one nephcw, James D. Wlse. of Richmond. Sk.-t.-h of Hls Mfc. George uoug,aa Vvise \vas born ln Accornac county in 1835. Hls father, Tully Wlse. also a. natlve of Accomac county, waa a prosperous planter, who, though educated for the law. never practlced that profeaalon, but waa proralnent ln polltica, aat ln the Legis? lature and aerved aa Audttor of the Treasury Dopartment of tho United States. At the ago of twelve years ho ac companled his parenta to Washlngton, D. C. ? whero he held for a tlme the positlon of page ln the House. Ho sub aequently entered the Unlverslty of In dlana. where he was graduated in 1S53. Then, taklng up the study of law, he was graduated protesslonally bv WlllIam.?.'nd*Ma.ry Coiita-; lr- "-?"? Returning to Washlngton, he contln ued his studles and waa odmltted to the bar, but upon the secesslon of Virginia ho abandoned his professional ear-jer and returried to RIchmond. Thenoo he proceeded to Montgomery. Ala.-, tnen the capital of the Confederate Statos. and recelved from Presldet.t Davis o commlssion as licutenant in the regu lar army. ??; Servlce Durlng War. Reporting to General R. E. Lee at Rlclnnond. he was sent to Ueneral J. E. Jnhnston. at Harperls Ferry. and by hlm asslgned to tho First Kentucky Infantry. wlth which he aerved in the Virgln.a campalgns of the followlng year. He waa then temporarily at tached to the command of General H. A ? Wise, on the James Rlver. near Drewry's Bluff. where hc served until after the Seven Days" battles. The ro mainder of his mllltary career was in liie Western army. upon tho staft of Major-General carter L. Stevenaon. be? lng promoted from lleutenant to cao taln and flnally to inspector-general of the divlslon, Ho participated in tho Vlrginla battles of Dranesvllle and Malvern Hill; in the Vlcksburg cam? paign took oart in the llght at Bakers Creek and all the engagements at and around the besleged city. and bore to General Johnston the last dispatches sent out by General Femberton, leav injr Vlok<=Mirg Jii"? i'O, 1SG3. After thls ne jolned tho army bo aleglng Chattanooga, and served in the subsequent engagements of Lookout Mountaln. Misslonary Rldge, Dalton, Crow Valley and Resaca. At the lat ter aevere actlon he fell wlth a gun shot wound that disabled him for about three months. Upon hls recov ery be found the army under Hood, erterlig ?nnn the T^nnessee campaign. and ln thla' he participated. flgUtng at CJlumbla, Franklin, Nashville. and all the actlons on the retreat to Co? lumbia. Tenn. At the last he rendeirc-d efflolent servlce with the forces gath? ered under General Johnston, and fought at Bentonvllle, K- C March 19-21 1863, afterward Jolnlng iu the capltulatlon at Greensboro, Returned to Rlchnioud". Then returning to RIchmond he bo gan the practlce of law, an j a*. once rose to promlnence at tho bar. Bv succes-lvo re-electl"n=> h*? fiiied the of flre or Cornmonwpalth s Attnrncy from 1S70 to 1SSO. Elected to Cnn ?re?s from the Thlrd Db?tr?ct of V r ginla ln 1880. be was return?d by hls cnnitltuents without interruption until Durlng thls servlce he h?ld memb?r ahlP ln the most Imoirtant co-nniitt"es, such as thoso on Naval 'Ji'aKs, F-r elgn Af'alrs. Rtvr-r? and Ha-bors, -aiu I'arv Affalrs. Merch?nt Marlne nnd Fisherles, and ln the Frlrty-nlnth Cc-n gresR wns chalrman of the Comrn ttee on Manufnct"-os. P"r1n?r th" * iftv aecond and Flftv-thlrd Congrossea he was cbalrrran of th? C>mmlttee on ln ter?t3t? nnd Fo-plgn Comm?rce. Can tnln Wlso oherUhed his eo-nradpsblp wlth the i.urvlv.r* of the Co"f<-d?rate Brmi??. pnd malrtain"d inember*hlo ln the R. E. T.?e n"fl George E. Fickett Camps. of th1*s city. Polltlcal Cnreet. The poltt'cat enreer of Cantatn W'se wn- a dlstln-nli'hPd one. he bavlng held manv noo'tlnns of h^nor and trust at *he hand? "f ht? ppoDle. Fora n'"mri?r r>f vears attorney for tbe Com^onweolth ln this c'ty. he rnnde n brilllnnt enrvr ln that nnsl. tlon. h'vtn-? -D'-i-eeutPd many Impor ?an? nnd in*erpstin.ar cases, C^tain WI*? aerve'l fnurtnen yenrs in Con?rrps<! fr?m thi* d!"t>-1ot. nr>d ?^hpn the Domocrais cnntrol'ed the Kmicti hp wn? rbnlrman of *he very l?v)T,nrtn"t Committep r<>i Tntorstate nnd Foretem OnmmTi'e. Ti'hPn In'hls prlme 1ip wsh nn?> "f t'^e nh'e-'t crimlnal Inw yor? ln 11n?t"*rn V|i"?tnla; and wns nv>e nf the m^at nnwerf"I enmr?aig>-><i spo"k ers of hla tlme. Captaln ?v I?p w?nt thrnnorh miny ftpree eampalens, and never f?nred to mppt nnopnohent In 1?lnt d?bate. Tnflp'd thla was one of hls strnptr oolnts. nnd hn never showed un "o well n." whnn tn tho, hp?t of c.nn trovpi-py wlth an ngerve?sive non'tn^tHiir. TTe, mMe a f'rm rpcnrd, nt the bar a"d wns often em^'oyed in fnmoiis lvmrdev tria's ln thp State. in th* Rendjuitar enmpn'?rna hn"ck ln tha^lghtles Cap. ,taln Wlso w one of tho ptrong-st men In the ranki of Democ-aey, and ho atiimped the State many, tlmeB from ono end to tho othor, LISBON NOW OUIET UNDER NEW REGIME An Underlying Current of Revolutions and Strict Measures for Order. FRANCO G1VBS WAY FuR NEW CABINET i Bitterncss of thc People Forces Forrner Dictator to Retire. Read-Admiral Do Amaral at FIcad of New Cabinet, in Which Varied Elc mctits Are Unttcd. LISBON, February 3.?Under a new reglmo. with a new King and tho os tablisbment of a new Cabinet, Por? tugal seoms to bc for the mo'ment at ptace. Thero is an underlylng current ol revolutions, howtver, and the strlct <st measures are being taken to pro sorve order. At noon to-day an offl cial statement was glven out that per fect order exlsted throughout Portugal. Kranco. thtr once dictator, was forced to resign because of the bltterness of the people agalnst hlm, and the now Cabinet will strlve for the welfare of thc- fatherland under the presldcnc>- of P.ear-Aclmtral Do Amaral. Another offl cial statement glven ' out waa to tho effect that the pre.-ident of thc Cabi? net wou'd bj supported by a'l tho groups of monarcbista, who had agrecd to forget provlous dlfferences. Franeo Hnrt To Go. The sltuation for Premlcr Franeo. after the as assinatlon of the Klng and Crown Princc, became imposstble. During the days whlch preceded thn tragedy. and during tho temu tuous rnnnlfestatlons on the streets, wlth the later dlscoverles of vast stores of armi and bombs, publlc ODinlon backed hlm In hls efforts to malntain order. but the murders changcd.the ontlre com plexlon of thc sltuation. Ho has not been seen on the , streetB slnce his meeting with the Klng immedlately after the lattor's arrival from Villa Vicosa, but all possible places whrro he mlght be have boen closely watched and guarded. The new Cabinet. which is composed of the atrongest members of the vorlous factions, but all opposed to Franeo, has dra-wn to It a strong patrlotlc supportlng movement. In tho nlght Do Amaral and the chief of the monarchlst party held a protracted sesslon, and lald out 'a program. look Ing to the paclflcatlon of the people. Word has been received here that tha Prlttsh 'fleet. the numbor of vosse.ls not being stated, p?Bf3&/ Oaorto thla mornlng btrut'ti for Li-.iSon.' Murders Fully Flanned. The inveatlgationa ol the polica show that the murders were fully planned. . On Saturday the assassins met ?e cretly ln the back room of a cafe and there lald out every step of the plot. Thls they wera enabled to do, as all the detalls relatlng to the homecomlng of the Klng had been mada publlc. To ea'ch wns asslgned a post In the work of shootlng down the member8 of the royal famlly, but lots were drawn for thp selectlon of each partlcular victim. Thoso who drew Queen Amelle and Prlnce Manuol failed to carry out their hloody task The chatnher ln the palace whara rests the bodles of Klng Carlos and tho Crown Princc has been draped in mournlng and arrarrged to reseinble a chapcl. Tho blers are surrounded by lighted candles. and Queen Amelle. widow of the Klng, and the Dowager Queen, Marla Pln. his mother. wateh continually at the side of their dead. The body of the King is clad ln the unl form of the commander-in-chlef of tno army, whlle the Pr.nce wears a uni form of a captaln of the Second Lanc Several masses for the reposa of tha souls of the deoarted have already been sald ln the mortuary- chamber. The bodies will Ile ln state. probably beplnnlng to-morrow. It ls expected that the funerals will be attended by the Prlnce of Wales. Prlnce Charles of Bourbon. the Duke of Aosta. tho cousln of Klng VIctor Emmanuel.a speclal French emhassy and detach ments of the forelgn reglments. of which the late King was an honorary colonel. i_ ,,' i The condltlon of Queen Amelie. con trary to rumors. is relatlvely good. The Duke of Oporto. brother of the late Klnar. has establlshed h-s reM dence at the palace. where he -will re main for a tlme. The Countess of Parls, Queen Amelle's mother, Ia on her way here. Charles Page Bryan. the American mtnister to Portugal. was the flrst diolnmnt to offer condolences to the roval famlly. Llttle by llttle LI.?bon ls regalning Its normal asnect. although the 'publlc imlldiners and the nalace are atlll eruarded by cordons of soldlers and de tachments of the munlcinal euards. A number of tho newspapers of tho city havo susoendetl publlcation. President Extenda -Sj-mpathy. WASHINGTON. February 1 3.?The follow'ng cahlegram of sympathy for the Klng.of Portugal was toTday-dis patched from the WMte House: "White House.' "WaBhington. February, 3. 1908. "Hls Ma.1??tv Manuol II.. King Of Portugal. LIsbon: "I hast<?n to express to you and to your bereaved cueen mother my heart-felt condolence by reason of the traglc death of your royal father and brother. The American neorile feel a necullar bond of sym? pathy wlth the royal famlly and the people of Portugal In their great aflllct'on. and they have been inexuresslblv shock^d and grlaved at the flreadful tragedy. ? fSisrnern . "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." * ' -.??..- ? ? ?.? C0L0RED PREACHER KILLED TJnder Scntence for Shontlns Wife and Atteniptvd to Escape. DURHAM. N. C, February 3.?-Lorinie Bailey, a colored preacher, convittted and sentenced to Serve two years on the county roads at the January term of the Crlmlnal Court for shootlng his wife. made a hreak for llbarty thU mornlng. and was kllled by a guard. Bailey niada a most reatless prisoner, and tho guards have watched hlm cloaely. Thls mornlng he made ari at tempt to escape, and Mr, Dave Mc Farland. ono of tha guards. who wae standlng nrar. flred twlce. The aeoond shot of twelve buckshot took affaot. Doath resulted ln a few houra. . ? Bailey ls thought by tlipse who kne-w hlm to havo been partlally Jnsane, and when he was trled ln Jatniary thii faet was mado known ln hls, behalt and Judge Webb, on thls account, gav* hlm tha short sentence. . Bailey' ehot his wife at the Union Statlpn ast Chrlstmas to prevent her from leavinar savlnc- that sho was golng on a vlsjt 5Sit??rv to hls wlshes. Pr|or to th< shootlng ho was paator of Beverai mU 1 slonary Baptlat churtshen ln this county, 1 SAYS 1. CDCKRAM In a Notable Speech He Declares it Proclamation to Amencan People. EULOG1ZES BRYAN WITH ROOSEVELT Message Outlines Conditions Under Which Nebraskan Is Foreordained Champion of Justice, Law and Order. Democrats Elated Over Speech. Tlmea-DIapatcb Bureau. Munsey Bulldlng, Waahlngton, D. C. iTeb.3. Democrat and Republlcan vlod with each other ln tho Houae of Represen tatlveB thla afternoon ln eulogiztng Presldent Roosevelt for tho stand agalnBt predatory wealth. capitallatlc lawbreakers, and atock gamblera whlch he took in hla meaaage to the House last woek. lt la conceded that the Demoorat outdld tho Republlcan Ir, heaplng encomlum8 upon the Presldent though the Republlcan In queatior probably went further than almost anj of hla assoclates would have gone, The Democrat who euloglzed Rooae velt and Bryan was Bourke Cockran, of. New York. The Republlcan who aought to equal Mr. Cockran ln heap? lng pralaes upon Mr. Roosevelt waa (Colonel Pete Hepburn, of Iowa. Unanlmous Democratlc applause and falr applauao from the Republlcan sldo greoted Mr. Cockran at the ond of sev? eral eloquent fltghta commondatory of jthe Presldent of the United States for hla attitude toward crtmlnal corpora tlons. Falr applauso from the Repub llcans and none at all from the Demo? crats marked Colonel Hepbttrn's speech. Mr. Cockran waa in excellent form. Tho House and gallerles were crowded when he took the floor shortly after 3 o'clock. Ho waa applauded when ho arose and addressed tho chair, and thereafter he .waa applauded every mln ute. He sald both platforms would be aquared by the message, the Republl? can because they could not mako lt otherwUe, and the Democratlc becauae they would not want to. later, apeak lng of Mr. Bryan, Mr. Cockran ex clalmed: "I have oppoaed hlm In the past and may want to oppose hlm ln the futurc, but I belleve thla message outlines conditions under whlch he ls our foreordained champlon of JusUce, law and order." The cheertng and handclapplng whlcr followed thls, declaratlon were loud and prolonged. and the demoristratlor whlch marked the closo of th? speech remarkable as It was. was hardly more onthualastlc. Little Applause for Hepburn. Colonel rHepburn waa glven an ova tion when he rose to reply to Mr. Cockran. It was almost' all tho ap? plause whlch waa glvon hlm. It was remarked repcatcdly ln the correspon denta' gallory that he had never been heard to such dlaadvantage. He made a good start by twltting the Democrats because of their dlvlsions. Mr. Cock? ran having lauded Mr. Roosevelt, whlle Representatlve Sherwood. of Ohlo, a Democrat. who precoded hlm, made an exceedlngly hltter attack upon the Presldent. Colonel Hepburn labored htavily, and empty seats of members and In tho gallerles aoon evldenced that he was not holding the attention of his audience. He went out of hls way to make a flli.g at Mlssisslppl for the repud'atlon of her State debt, and rambled badly at several polnts. He had an hour of timo, but only used fcrty mlnutes. It was the least hearty and least effectlve speech Colonel Hep? burn has made ln the House in many years. Democrats are elated to-nlght witr the Cockran speech. All of them wouk not have gona as far?In oulogy of the Prealdent. but they regard It as be? ing so far moro effectlve than the Republlcan reply that they feel thej have won somo sort of vlctory. Anc Democratlc vlctorlea theso days are few. Thla political diacuaalon was broughl on by a speecht by Mr, Townaend, ol Contlnued on Elght Page.) COLLEGE GIRL SAVES BOY Snntclies Hlm from In Front of Traln. Drnggcd nnd Urulaed Herself. CHICAGO. February 3.?Mlss Law rence Elmendorf, young. pretty, a gradunto of Barnard College and now studylng for a master's degree at the Unlverslty of Chlcago, rescued a little boy yesterday at the risk of her owr llfe. Mlsa Elmendorf was waltlng at the Chicago Avenue Station of the North western Elavated for a north bounc traln. Wlth her on tho platform was a ten-year-old newsboy. A blast ol wlnd laden with anow swept hlm on hls foct and threw.hlm onto the traoli In front of a traln whlch. was Jusl pulllng lu. '-Mlss Elmendorf leaped te the track and extrlcated the boy froir the positlon ln whlch he was werlgecl hctwopo tho tiea and throw hlm up or the platform. Then she turned Just ir tlme to grasp the Iron ralllng on the front nf the lncomlng train and was dragged several feet before the train could be stopped. Her dress was torr and she was brulsed. but otherwiae un Injured. SHOTHIMSELFTODEATH Suppoaed Sulclde of a Voniig Man ai ? ? ? ? Heuaena, Va. rst>?cla) to The TlmBs-Dinnatch.l LTNCHBURG. VA.. February 3.? Wllllam Preddy. aged twontv years who llved near Reusene, ahot and killed hlmself ye.-terday afternoon at hle home, the aelf-lnfllcted wound being Ir hla forehead. and It caused hla deatr. .wlthln an hour. Whllo little la knowr ln tho city aa to the shootlng. tt is un deratood that the ahot was flred by the young man wlth sulcldal lntent. i m ii ? JAILEIt FINED FIFTV DOl.I.AUSi ! MVST FIND BSCAFI3I) WOMA3 . [Speclal toTh#Timas-Dlspatch.]. . WINCHESTER, VA? February 3.? Jaller Josse W. Lupton,' of Berryville Clarka county, woh waa 'last' week ln dloterl by the Clrcult Court grand Jur> for parmiting the eacape of a nogresi namad Lillie Roblnuon. under sentencs of two yeara ln tha penitentlary foi cheolc forgery, was to-day trled befon Judge John Crow and rtned ?50, anc alao glven thlrty days ln which to llnc tha eacap.od, woman. - - -? SOME ALIKE; SOME DIFFER Mr. Brynn Contnmta RooaevelPa Poll cl?a Wlth Tlioie of Oemocrata. READING, PA., February 3.'?Wil ll.iiii Jennlngs Bryan, at an Informal rcception at his hotel. to-rtlghL dlH cussed natlonai Isauos and compared the policles of President Roose'velt to those indorsed by the Democrats. "President Roosevelt," he sald, "tn dorses tho posltlon of tho Domocrats, as enumerated ln numerous platforma, on the reguiatlon of rallroads, aupprea sion of trusts. the lncome tax and Qi-bitration, but ho does not Indorse the Democratlc posltton on. thc elec tion of United States Senators by tho people or the uso of the Jtiry In cases of contempt, whero contempt ls com mitted outside tho courts, or the Demo? cratlc' posltlon on Imperiallsm. Whlle he rccommends a revision of tho tnriffa, he puts lt off untll after elec tlon. Tho position of the Democrats ia that tarlff revision should begln ai once on trust-made articles. "President" Roosevelt is opposed to ship subsldy, and advocates an emer gency bank currency. The Domocrats hellevo in an emergcncy currency issued by the government In tha form of Unlted States notes loaned to banks. Thc radlcal dlffercnce between the Democrats and Mr. Roosevelt Is that he advocates the natlonai Incorpora tion' of ' rallroads, whlch tho Demo? crats object to on the ground that lt dcprlvr-s the Statos of thelr control over commerclal Interests. "Publlc ownership," Mr. Bryan de Iclared, "is not a questlon, and will not j be untll people aro gJven regulatlons whlch they regard as a sufflcient test I do not believe the rallroads -will reslst .effectlve leglslatlon. nnd I am In favor of proceedlng rapldly to test. tho questlon by tha passago of meas ?ures authorlzlng the Interstatn Corn merco Commlssion t6 ascertaln the value of rallroads and the amount of their watered stock, and to make a reductlon of rates whore extortlonate." SPECIALISTS SEE THAW Only a Cnsunl Conversatlon?Wife Paya Flrat Vlait. POUGHKEEPS1E, N. 1".. February 3. -A brief examination of the mental condition of riarry K. Thaw, now ooii tlned ln Mattaawan State Hospltal for tne Ct-iminai lusane, was hold to-day by Dr. Allen W. Ferrlss. president of tne New i'ork State Lunaey commls? sion. and Dr. Lamn, supuruitendent of thc insutuLon. Tho examlnution was of a prenminary character, Thaw and tne physioiana taiking casuaily to gether tor aoout hatr an hour. Aftor ihe examination Dr. Ferriss sald lt was too oany to g.ve on opinlon on Thaw's mental conultlon. Tho examination was lntorrupted by vlslt of Mrs. Evelyn Nesblt Thaw and Danlel O'Rellly, ot Thaw's counael, who oame up from Now York to-day. It was Mrs. Thaw'a nrst viait to ?ior husbaud sinco his arrival at Mattaa? wan, and she appeared depressod over the sltuation. . Mrs. Thaw and counsei spent over an hour wlth Thaw, atter whlch they visited the varlous depart ments of the Institution. Alienlsts Evana and Jelllffee, retalned by the Thaw fatmly, held several con ferences wlth Thaw "during the day. It Ia belleved hero that.umess Thaw ls diacharged througiiThe co-operatlon of the State authorlties wltb.n a few weeks, habeaa corpus proceedlnga will be instituted in the Supreme Court liere. That. Mrs. Thaw does not expect the immedlate dlacharge of her hus band is indicated by her engagement for two weeks of a room ln a hotel at Fishklll Landlng, where she will only be a short dlotanco away from Matteawan. STEAMEfi BURNS IN STORM Thc St. Cutlihert Gxiea llowu ln Futnieai Flftevn of Crew Loat.' HALIFAX. N. S., February 3.?In the ntldst of a wlld bllzzard thls after? noon tho steamer St. Cuthbert was burnod to the water'a edge off Nova buotia. t'lfteen tileiuberh ,n thu crew were drownod by the swamplng of a smnil ooat in wnich they attciiipted t.o leave the vessel after flre had broken out yesterday. The other thlrty-seven membera of tho crew. includlng the cap? taln, were rescued by the Whlte Star llner Cymrlc. After taklng off tho survlvors the Curarlc abandoned tho burntng steamtr tms aiternoon and proceeaod to Boston. News of tho de etruction of the St. Cuthbert was re? ceived here to-nlght ln a wlreless mes? sage from Captain Fmch, of the Cym? rlc The St Cuthbert. owned by tho Brit Ish and Forelgn Steamshlp Company, of Liverpool, salled from Antwerp on January 19th for New York. The Cym? rlc left Liverpool on January 24th for Bjston. The steamship ot. Cuthbert was comparatlvcly a new vessel. hav? lng been bullt in 1904 at Newcastle, Engtand, by the Arm-strong-uhitworth Company. She waa 494 tons reglster. INCREASE WIDOWS' PENSIONS House Adds $4 Per Month, Involviug -Aiiniuil Expeudlturc of (512,000,000. WASHINGTON. D. C, February 3.? The House to-day. wlth next to the largost attendance of the sesslon pres? ent, with but one dlssentlng volca, passed a general wldows" penslon blll granttng a flat penslon of $12 a monui to tho wldows of all honorahly ais charged soldiors of tho Unlted States who havo not heretofore received the benents of the penslon'law, nnd an ln? crease of $4 a month for thoso who have. under the act of Juno 2i, 1S90. The law expressly waives the Jlmlta tlon of propevty holdlnga. . The blll involves the expendlture of moro tnan $12,000,000 annually. For Alaska-Vukon Exiiosltlon. ?WASHINGTON. D. C. February 3.? Senator Pllos, of Washlngton,, to-day delivered an elociuent appeal ln the Senate ln favor of an approprlatlon by Congress of $700,000 for a government exhlblt at the Alaska-Yukon-Paclnc Expos.tlon. to be held in Seattle next year. The day was ohlefly devoted to a. consideratlon of bilis on the caieu dar. several of whlch wera passed. - Tax ou Prbre Couponi. WASHINGTON, February 3.?Repre? sentatlve Tasvney, o- Minnesota. chalr? man of the Approprlatlons Commlttee of tho House, to-day reoponea hls ftght on the tobaoco truBt by relntroducing his bill to Impose- a Federai ta.>. on the issuance of all prlze coupona ac oompanylng clgnrs and pa.kages of tobacco ln whatever shape; also snuff. - m Many Soidlcr* Loat in Snow. AIN SEFFRA. ALGERIA. Fiibruary ?.?Twaniy men of the Twentloth Com? pany of the forelgn legton and pM?i!!l others of the tatno company fOi'lshed on February 1st ln a blindlng snow storni, W4ileh overtook the soldiors on th'olr way' to-F.ort Hassa. 1 ho eUire company became separated and Jatei searches recovored tho boalea of twen ty-ono of them. .. i ? Trlal of UKoUoock Deferred. NEW YORK, February 3.?Raymond Hitchcock's trlal on charges preterrod by the Chtldren's Soclaty has been pos t poned untll next month,. accordlng to an anuouncemant mado at the Distrlct Attornay's oftleo to-day, Tha postpone ment was mao* at the raquest of Hen ,rx Sava.se, the' oomedi&n'ji ?*u&&?r? HQLD OUT RETURNS; But Judge Rhea Flatly Denies That He Sent . the Message. ? GOVERNOR AND STUART ON STANE) Former Defends Nominee With' Some Heat, and Latter Reads Letter in Which He' Coun seled Friends to Pro tect Ballots at All Costs. Telegram Which Rhea Denies That He Sent "MEET PARTY AT LEBASM m-HORROW, WHO LEAVES HERE TO-UAY. GET HOLD OF BCCH AXAS RBTURXS AND HOLD (OK WITHHOLD) THEM. IMPORTAtfT THAT I SHALL HAVE CERTIFI CATE."-?Telegram alleged to hnve been aent to M. C. Clnrk. of Ru*?el(, nnd slguoil by Judge XV. F. Rhea, In tlie Slcmp-Rbcn eonteat of Hm2. Tlio Inngunge ln u* nenr that of th<t ortglnal r? Hon. Henrr C. Stuart. the wltness who teatiflcd to lt. could rccall. Slttlng until nearly mldnlght antt examlnlng a number of wltnesses, tho Genoral Aasembly's Jolnt Committee oa Conilrmation adjourned to resume thj Rhea Investigation ai 8 o'clock to night. when Captaln Biillltt, of counsei for tho prosecutlon, will take Judg/s Rhea on cross-examlnation. The seaalon last nlght was one of the. moat spiritcd and flery'yet held.-the chlef wltnesses being Governor Swan son, former CorporaUon Commiaslon** Henry C. Stuart and Judge Khea, the latter completlng hls evldenco-ln-chlef. Governor Swanaon was called by the prosecutlon and asked for all' the iet ters, reaolutlons. etc., received by hlm favorlng and opposlng the appoint? ment of Judge Rhea. Ho handed Cap? taln Bullltt a.large batch, and declared that hla secretary had searched hl* ftles. and that these were all that could bo found. About the Paper*. When askea if the papers could be read, the Govornor sald ho had no ob jectlon. excpt on tho part of the ' writcra. The correspondence. he thought, had bpen rcgnrded by the wrltera as private. to the extent that they dld not expect the letter- to be publlahed. though thev are a? th" dls po8al of cotmsel for both aldes. mem bera' of the comfltW and members of the G-'ne'-a! Ass-mblv for insp'ct'on. ': H? contended, however. tha* citlzens'. wlshed to fe-1 free to c*mm'>nlcat* with the Governor of the State on all sublocts, nnd that If their 'etteri are to be pttbl'sh^d to the w-r'd wlthout ? nnfce to them, thoy would not feel thi? freedom. Tn answer ti a quostlon bv Caotafn Bullltt. the (Jovernor 'tatct' that hc had not recetveH a srrea* "pny lPtters protctln-r agalnst the appointment. One had come from a WvthevlUe Remihllenn. whom he dld not know, ' nnd a o>?tltlon from fourte?n Brlstol neoplo had nl?o been aent to , hlm. though he couldn't reeall that ho knew o alngle per=on who sl<med it. He'had rr.ade un his mlnd enrlv to anoolnt Judcre Hhea. and so announced to the nub'.Ic throiisrh the nrea?... Therefore he dld not get a great many communl rntlons either way regardlng the mat? ter. Trlbnte to Rlieu, Contlnuing. the Governor paid a hlgW trlbnte to Judge Rhea's character. and declared that he waa aatlafled now. as . he had always been. that there was nothlng In his public or private record to render, hlm unflt for a posltion on the Corpora.tlon Commlssion. The Governor wag asked particu larly about Judge Rhea's political re<cord, and.be created great applause. by declarlng that Henry Clay- and Andrew' Jackson had been called un scrupulous pollttelans. He was of the oplnlon that party loyalty should be a badge ot honor, rather thau ono of dlshonor. Furthermorc, tho Governor declared that, knowlng Judge Rhea as well as ho dld, ho would 100k upon hlm as worthy for the place to whlch be had him named until he had been provan otherwlse. Mr. Bullltt was asklng hlm if abso lute proof would bc requb-ed. when tho Governor replled wlth -ome warmth thah" woulS not listen to idle rumor* and that he hoved the tlme would never come when he could not do Jua tlce to a man for fear some one would brlng loose charges agalnst nim. Mr. Stuart ou Stand. The testimony of Mr. Stuart was perhapa the must .nterestlns ytt Slvop. and lt was only gotten in after oujac tions and wrangles on the part of oourt sel and a brlef executive session by the committee. -Mr. Stuart apparontly did not care to be put in the atti? tude of belng a hostile wltness to Jiunre Rhea, indced ho made a dlrect . statfmont to thla effect. and. whert rantAin Bullltt wanted to ret re and talk w th t r> prlvately about hls tes fmony ho sald ho would Dre.fer-to have no private conversatlon with tho ? i'uinisel for u.e prosecutlon. The glst of Mr. Stuarfs u-stlmony was that a telegram, or what purported to be one: had bten 'phoned to hls store at Klk; Garden en route to Lebaiion, the comv- : ty seat of Russell. on November ??. 1802. . The telegram was alleged to have been ? s gned by Judge Rhea and sent to M. C Clarlc. Tho contents. as well aa he could rerall them. were to "meict party at Lebanon to-morrow. who leaves hftre to-.lay. Get hold of Bwchanap returns and hold (or wlthhold) " -m. Importunt that I shall hava certlflcate." Hero the wltness read a lettor wrltr ten by hlmself to R, T. Wilaon. Dem? ocratlc county chalrman, or U. C. Clarlc or B. J. Wysor, and aent by a messon- ? ger to Lebanon, the county aeat of Russell. The basla for thls letter WS? tho cop'y of the telegram that haa been 'phoned to his stove, apd he counr seled theaa men. all of whom were hlp friends, to soe that nothlng waa done whlch would In any way intorfere wlth the vote of the ootimy as east. H?; aald Mr. Wllson wroto a reply which in aubatance waa to tha offect tnat hj . waa son-y hls (Mr, Stuarfs). uot* Ua4 ??'.