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WHOIiE NUMBER 17,00.3.
Britain's Ambassador Makes
Practical Address Before
Southern Conferenee.
rTliis Esscntial to the Pcacc of
thc Country as Well as Iti
Prosperity?Messrs. Joyncr
and Eggleston on Advanccs
Made by Our
EMPHIS, TKN.V, April 23.?Thc
presence of Brltish Ambassa?
dor Bryce drew the largest
crowd to-night of the Confer?
enee tor Educatlon in tli
tedulh. When presented by Presldent
?C-gden, Ambassador Bryce was glven a
Jicarty receptlon.
Hardly less cordlal was the greetlng
,nf Bishop T. O. Bratton. of the Mlssls
lUppl Olocese, who spoke on "Thc Chrls
Ttlaii South and Negro Educatlon." Pro
!*_e--br P. H. Claxton. of the Unlverslty
>tr>f Tennessee, opened tho evenlng moet
Icg with a dlseiifslon of ways and
,jueans. Bishop Bratton took the posl?
tion that the nogro must be looked
nfter ln hls advancement wlth Chrlstian
care and tender sympathy. The bishop
declared tliat thc negro Is capable of
>mental development; that a majorlty
are chlldren Intellectually and little
nnort of aavages morally, and that th.:
? relatlons between the races ls,' aftor
jail, kindly and affcctlonate.
Addreb* of Mr. IJrycc.
Ambassador Bryce followed Bishop
Bratton. Ue sald:
It is a pleasure to the returnlng vls
Jtor to note how strong has becomo
the Interest In thc progress of educa?
tlon ln this part of your country. You
nre so convlnced of the worth of those
?services, however, that I need not stop
10 descant upon them. 'What I deslre
to do to-night Is to go straight to
practlcal topks and hupply such facts
or glve such counsel a.s iny study ot
Engllsh education problems. contlnuea
durlng forty years, places at my dls
After we had establlshed elementary
?schools all over the countrv we tried
fcr some years to get on wfthout com?
pulsory M-hool attendance; laws. But
we found them Indl -;..-ti .11. ? . Wo ha\'e
found great advantages in havlng the
elementary .schools supported partly by
local taxatlon and party by a State
grant. Supervls.on by the central au?
thority i.s of great value. ln citles
where a school commlttee controls a
'?onsldciabln number of elementary
Kuhools, it has been our practlce for
ihe rojn mittee to appolnl foi* each
M-lioot a Mnall number of persons. men
aml women. whom we call managers.
Th- managers are usuallv the best
(itiz'riis ln the nelghborhood. They
form a frlendly semi-qfflcial llnk be"
tween thc school and the parents and
thc local communlty.
Connectlon l!rt->vcrn Sobooln,.
We have found It a matter of su
pr.'inc importance to establlsh a proper
connectlon between the elementary
i-chools in whlch children remaln till
about thlrteen years of age (on an
average) and the secondary schools?'
whnt you call high schools?where
children remaln till fifteen or sixteon,
Ki that the best pupils of the former
may be passed ori 10 the latter and
pursue tholr studles there. lt is spe
clally nr-edr-d ln rural districts, where
Wsrh schools are eomparatlvely few.
The boy who shows ablli'y 1k sent for?
ward to the most available hlgh school
nnd it his parents can't afford to sup?
port him, he is helped to remaln for
two or three years at school. The
most vltal part of a good school sys?
tem is to secure good teachers. On
'Wm or her depends the advance of the
^cliolars, thelr intellectual llfe. thelr
Jnoral tone. Good teaching consists in
Tnuch moro than showing chlldren how
io spell and wrlte, and tlie dates in
our history. The real aim I.s to quick
n the Intelligence of the pupil, mako
ilm lovo knowledge and wish to go
on acquirlng it. To do thls the teacher
must hlmself lovo knowledge. and pos
Jess much more of it than the mere
joutino of school work demands.
What the South Need*.
These educatlonal conclusion.*) drawn
Trom our English experience seem 10
, be applicable generally. I suppose
what you desiro to have ln the South
Is broadly as follows:
1. You deslro that the laboring man
?f tho country, by whom Its nianuat
wqrk- skliled and unskilled, wlll be
done. should bo not only industrious,
but lntelligent.
-. You want those who are to be
tho leaders -in the development of
your resources, the employers in clty
and country, merchants. englneers and
professlonal men as well as the irranu
lacturer*}, to liavo a mastery of com?
merclal methods and to comprehend
?tho sclentlflc foundatlons of lndustry.
lou need. therefore, a set of schools
for each of these classes. This leads
1110 to say a few words as to tho col?
ored peoplo. Much of tho agrlcultural
work and much of thc other work ot
the S'outh has to be dono hy them.
For your welfare as well us theirs, for
the peaco of tho countrv as well as
its prospcrity-, lt is ossentlal thnt ihe
colored people should recelve proper
Instructlon. Tho view that this 111
struction should have an industrial
rather than a literary diroctlon seems
to be a sound view. But lt does not
exclude tho supplying of further in
?tructions for those who have superlor
talent; and it must include an adequate
provlslon for thoso who aro to bo tho
nolpers and guides of the colored
When I see what has been done for
negro educatlon, and what negroes
have done for themselves ln acquiring
property and buildlng* up homes during
thoso forty years, thero ls no ground
for dlseouragement.
IIIkIi Soliool* Are Needed.
^. 'Whether tlie Importance of a sys?
tem of hlgh schools also Is fully reallzed
I do not know. But the truth ls tnat
the progress of a people dopends more
largely on tho number nnd 'Excellence
of the secondary than lt does on tho
abundance of the prlmary schools. lt
ls by capable nilnds and '"Igorous wllls
that natlons advance. An educatlon
hlgher than the elementary |a needed
to enrlch the country wltli men whose
vlslon extends boyond tho Uotail ot
thelr dally work.
Natlonal effloleney depends on en
lightened loadership 110 less than upon
tho steady lndustry of tho unskilled
laborer nnd tho practlced aptltudo of
tho skillcd laborer. Tho Intellect and
sklll of your poople are tlie most
nbundant and Inexhaustlble of aU your,
Iiiitural resources,
Natlonal efXicleney means that na?
tlonal rosQut'ces should be developed;
that wealth should he dlffused among
Ihe whole pooplu; that wnnl. nnd mls?
ery ba removed; tliat comfort be on
Jurged, and lifoniade- easler foi* all;
"?Continued on Fourth. PageT)
.AlcCormlek, n \i-l_,li!,nr. Arrc-trd Oll
MilMplclon, llm- T.tl.te to Mny.
rfinoclrti to The Tlmes-nisnstch. ]
LEXINGTON. VA., Aprll 2,..?Feeling
runs hlgh ln the nelghborhood of Fnlr
tlfld. H'ickbrldge county, where llved
Wi T. A'owell. who wns assasslnaled
Foster Sunday by nn unknown asgall
ant. Hiispielon polnted so stronglv, it
Is alleged, to a nclghbor. A Moore Mc
Cormlck. thnt. he was ye|torday after?
noon lodged in jail ln Lexington,
chargerl on susplelon wlth havlng been
the murderer of Yow-dl. The warrant
was sworn out by Mrs. Yoweil, wife
of the miirdered man. McCormlck was
til work in hls fleld when the con
stnble went to hls home to make llie
nrrest. He readlly submltted to the
nrrest nnd expressed lils wllllngne.-s
to stand trlnl.
So far as the publlc knows, the
evidence agnlnst McCormlck nppear**
to be only clrcumstantlal. Iie was seen
ln the viclnlty 'of where A'owell met
hls death that dny, and It Is hIIo^.-iI
tluit he dor-H not deny havlng hoen ln
that. locallty, Mo says lie saw Vowell
about noon Sundny. Tliere exlsted be?
tween the two mon unfrlendly feellngs.
A plstol was found at McCormtck's
home that carrles the same size bull
that inflicted the death wound on A'ow?
ell. McCormlck Is about thlrty-five
years of age and llves adjolning the
farm of A'owell.
Yoweli Is sald to have been un
populnr. He came from Page county
to Rockhrldge. as dld also a number
of other farmers ln that immediate
sectlon. Thev regnrded hlm wlth sus?
plclon. In fact. the cuttlng down of
a young orchard of 1.000 trees In tric
night tlme some weeks ago was lald at
the door of A'owell, lt Is sald. by many
of the' neighbors, who knew hlm wel'.
However. slnce hls murder many of
the same persons now seem to thlnk
lhat posslblv he was not the mnn who
destroyed tlie orchard.
Nomlnated ln Petersbnrg Over Dr.
I'li's-siils hy MnjorMy of I'M.
| Speclal u> Thf Tirnes-lllxpatch.)
PETERSBURG. VA.. Aprll 23.?Wll?
liam M. Jones was nomlnated for a
thlrd term as Mayor ln the Democratlc
municipal primary to-day by a majori?
ty of 126 over Lir. .lohn M. Pleasants.
the total vote In the slx wards belng
Jones 708, Pleasants 5S0. Thls rna?
jorlty ls considered unexpectedly large,
ns It waa generally believed that tne
dlfferenc-o would be within fifty votes.
Slx members of the Board of Al?
dermen and twelve Councllmen were
nomlnated wlthout opposltlon. The
vote by wards was as follows:
Flrst Ward. Mayor, Jones. 68: Pleas?
ants, "9. Aldermen, Moore. 13S. Coun?
cllmen. McCulloch. 13.; Wells, Hl.
Second AVard, Mayor, Jones, 180;
Pleasants, 137. Alderman, Moody,. 290.
Councllmen, Burwell, 279; Parl.am. 290.
Thlrd AA'ard, Mayor. Jones. 143;
Pleasants, S<2. Alderman. iJoruian,.
20S. Councllmen, Patteson, 220; Crad
dock. 214.
l-'ourth AA'ard. Mayor, Joncs. 156;
Pleasants, 116. Alderman. \V. N. Jones,
251. Councllmen, Gray, 23S; Barksdale,
Flfth AVard. Mayor, Jones. 104J Pleas?
ants. 124. Alderman. Hawkins. 198.
Councilinen. Quarles. 136; Mulcaka, 198.
Slxtli AA'ard. Mayor, Jones. 56: Pleas?
ants. 13. Alderman. Chandler, 72.
Councllmen. AA'alsh, 70; Reld. 53.
A total of 1.295 votes was east as
agalnst 1.114 at the primary in 1904
when Jones wns nomlnated for a sec?
ond term by a majority of 8 over
Pleasants. who carrled the First.
Fourth, Flfth and Slxth Wards. To
dav Dr. Pleasants carrled the First
an.l Flfth Wards.
Three Persons Kllled?Body of Baby
l-'oiiml ln tlu* IInnd.
BANCROFT. NEB-. April 23.?A cy
clone swept through Cunimlng county
and into Thurston county at noon to?
day and three people are known to
have been kllled, a number Injured
and a number of houses destroyed.
Tclegraph and telephone wires are
down and reports are slow ln arrlving.
The tornado struck the house ot
John Mangleson. near Pender. Neb.,
and then tswooped up Into the alr tak?
lng the wreckage of the house and
both Mr. and Mrs. Mangleson were kill
ed. llieir bodies belng. carrled a mlle.
George AVaackcr antl famlly wore at
luneh when the twlster struck thelr
house. Three of the famlly wero seii
ously injured. The dead body of a lit?
tle baby was picked up in the public
road ten mlles from Bancroft. The
child has _0i heen identlfied. but un?
doubtedly was brought by the cyclone
from some residenco which was wreck
A heavy downpour of raln and hall
followed the cyclone. which swept
northeastwardly towards the AVinne
hago Indlan reservation, wlicre much
damage Is supposed to- have beeiv
wrought. the houses belng uf the most
fllmsy character. Tlie storm passed
wllliih a quarter of a mlle of Pender
and caused consternation in that town.
Mnipnon. \Alio Kllled tlu* Founder of
Skidoo. Slrunt. "Up by Mob.
RHIOEITE. NEV.. April 23.?Shortly
after dusk last nlght a small band of
citizens at Skidoo. a camp ln Callfor?
nla, flfty-flve miles south of here, over
powered'the sheriff s guard in charge
of Joseph Simpson, the gambler who
shot and killed James Anold last Sun?
They hanged Simpson to the tele
graph pole. tu which hc was hound last
Sunday after he luul made an attempt
upon the life of Cashier Dobbs of
the Southern Calilornla Bank at Skidoo.
Simpson, wlio bore an unsavory repu?
tatlon. was intoxlc-.ted, nnd after
threatening Dobbs. shot and killed
Arnold. Arnold located the town slie
at Skidoo. He formerly was Justice
of.the peace there, nnd had been ln?
st rumental in proseeutlng- Simpson on
previous occaslon.*-.
[Speclal lo Tiie Timvs-Ulspatch.1
ATI.ANTA. GA? Aprll 23.?Expelled
just four hours beforo graduution was
the oxperience of E. P. Dickerson, of
Virginia, a niomber of a prominent
family, who was a niember of the grad
uating class of tho Atlanta School of
Dickerson. through somo liitch, had
nevor pald hls inltlation fee of $10 and
refused to pay untll he was Informed
whether ho would graduate. I_at'e_r, he
said ho had learned and would pay,
Tho members of the. class were lndlg
nant that ho hnd been Informed and
constilted the faculty, securlng a denlal
of hls statement.
Then Dickerson was expelled.
t t<'rnni 0>* ? ??*???. _iliu* t'nrresnondent. j.
WASHINGTON', D. C, Aprll __.?The
sundry civll bill, which wlll probably
be reported to tlie Houso lo-morrow,
contains an lleni approprlatlng $*,
-102.50 for nialntona'nce of streets and
sowers on tho reservation at Fort Mon
roo. The present appropriation is $9,
530 and tho War Department asked foi
nn inoreased appropriation of jio,
082.R0, but the commlttee" .vould not
grant It.
?lutlge Bu-yklii Very III
[Sno-hil ln Tlie Tlnu.*.Dispatch. 1
NORFOLK, VA? Aprll 23.?Judgo R
E. Boykln. who is ut St. Christopher's
Hospltal, suffering froni a compllciition
of dlseasos, ls reported to-day to he
ovon more crltlcally ill than last nlght,
He ls attackod at Intervals by slnklug
spells, antl tho . attondlng physlclans
have little hope of his rocovery. He
rested .vell the lattor part of the nlght,
tho only favorable slgn ln tho past
tAven.ty.fouv liourn.
Evidence That 700 Barrels" of
Whiskey Were Shipped Un?
der Fictitious Names.
Depot Agents at Dry Fork and
Danville Examined as to Bar?
rel;-; of Liquor Shipped, of
Which, It Ts Alleged,
Thcrc Was N"o Govern?
ment Record.
(Kpeclal to Tli<* Tlmos-Dlnpatch.] _..
DANVILLE, VA.. Aprll 23.?That
over 70i* barrels of whiskey
were shipped from Dry Fork.
Vlrglnla. under flc'tltlous naracs
durlng the perlod of two
years. when lt Is alleged that thc Dry
Fork Distllllng Company defrauded
thc government out of thousands of
dollars of revenuo tax, was the purport
of testlmony, statlatlcs and reports
Introduced in the Federal court here
to-day by thc prosecution in the trial
of T. M. Anglc, the presldent of Ihe
Dry Fork Company.
Aeeording to tho calculations mado
by expert accountants and revenue
agents in the employ of the govern?
ment. the records of the Southern
Rallway at Dry Fork wlll show the
amount named above, whlch It Is de?
clared is not recorded on the books and
roport sheets of the Dry Fork Com.'
pany. The conclusion drawn by ths
government froni the introductlon of
the records showing the shlpment of
the 700 barrels 13 that all of tho
whiskey so far unearthed was"crook
ed." and that L'ncle Sam was de?
frauded out of anywhere between
135,000 and $10,000.
Fought by Defense.
rho line of evidence Introduced to
day was strenuously fought by the de?
fense. who objected at almost every
turn. Practlcally all of these objec
tio.is were overruled. Judge McDowell
stating. however. that he would have
the c-vldence stricken out later lf de
velopments warranted such n step.
B. II. witt. the agent at Dry Fork
for the Southern Railway and the
houthern Express Company, was on
1 the stand for many hours to-day. The
records and reports of both of these
companies are in the hands of the gov
?,r.?.merit- They Wfir" shown to Mr.
, Witt, who Identlfied hls own handwrlt
1" ,The 8hjPments of the "irregular"
whiskey wero bllled under manv ficti?
tious names. Mr. Witt denied that he
know that the fictitious whiskey was
sent out by Mr. Angle or the Drv Fork
Cpmpany. Mr. Witt. upon examination.
stated that the Stevensoi DistiUing
Company had sent by express manv
packages of whiskey from Drv Fork
and that he had failed to record on
ni.fmi a ~hp nanle of the Steven-on
Distilllng Company.
. _ t~"pd FJctltloui. Nnmes.
A. B. Griggs, agent of the Southern
Rallway-at Danville. testified abou"
the recelpt here of many barrels of
whiskey from Dry Fork. and the
names of both the consignor and con
signee were tlctitlous. Shipments were
made to addresses such as .lohn Dull
Looloo, John Ball, Frighball, etc \
large part of this whiskey, he said
had been reoeived here by a man
named Pruitt, who represented hlmself
as being eonneeted wlth the "Drv Fork
Distilllng- Company. Pruitt is now out
011 bond. awaitlng trial on the chargo
of conspiracy.
Also Sent by Frelght.
The records of-the freight depart?
ment of the Southern Rallway at
South Boston were Introduced to-day
and verined by Shlpplng Clerk Yancev.
Mr. Yancey said that 269 barrels of
whiskey, shlpped. it is alleged, under
fictitious names, were turned over to
a negro draymarj. The negro drayman
sald that all of thls alleged "Irregu?
lar" whiskey was taken to .1. G. Pat?
terson, a saloon-keeper.
The records of the Dry Fork Com?
pany show tho sale of only slxty-six
barrels of whiskey to Mr. Patterson.
Several Lynchburg saloon-keepers
were on tho stand to-day. and the
rallroad records sbowing the whiskey
they secured from the Dry Fork Com?
pany, dlsclose amounts. far In excess
of the. distlllery records.
NEW ORLEANS. LA.. April 23.? The
Confederate vetorans* official eulogy of
; Bishop and former Confederate Briga
idler-General Ellyson Capers, who died
at Columbia, S. C, yesterday, was Is
Isued hore to-day by Genorai Stephen
iD. Lee. After reclting Bishop Capers's
jreliglous and mllitary career, the eulo?
gy eloses:
I "lle was actunted hy the loftiest
' ldeaks and whether-In the forefront of
! hattle' or in the offlce of the church,
'? ho gave tho best service that he was
'capable of. Hls death has removed
a most consplcuous representatlve or
the South. his church and hls people
and the eountry at large havo lost a
most worthy representatlve."
- ' 9-??
VIENNA, Aprll 23.?Count Laszlo
S-echenyl and the countess, formerly
Miss Gladys Vanderhllt, had a dlsagree
able advonturo on Easler Sunday,
which, fortunatety, had no serious ra
siflts. Tfrsy were boatlng on the rlver
l-aborczn. when thelr boat capsljed. and
the couple were thrown Ipto the water
and wero forced to swim a short dla?
tance" to reacli shore. A friend, re
slding near the scone of Uie accident,
supplled them with dry clothing.
Neltltm* tho count nor countess suffer?
ed any ill effects.
rsnnplnl tn The Tlmos,Dlspatch. 1
AMHERST,'VA.. Aprll 23.?It ls re?
ported, any may be stated ns certainly
true, tliat Judge Loving has resignod
hls present positlon as managei" of tho
Nelson county properties of Thomas
V, Ryan to take effect May lfit. lt
ls said tliat ho wlll remove out of
Nelson county, possibly to somo dls?
tant State. It ls regarded as probable
that 1)0 wjll eontlnue ln the employ
of Mr, Ryun, as lt *ls known Mr. Ryan
hns a strong fondness for Judge Lov
Asks Him About the Letter
Sigiied, With His Name
Crjjicizing Investigation.
? ?
The i-cprcsentative Who Marle
Charges Against Electric Boat
Company Is Pressed Hard to
AnsAvcr Questions fut by
Letters tobe Identificd.
WASHINGTON. U. C, Aprll 23.
?Interesting developments
followed each other In close
connectlon to-day in tlie
hearing being conducted by
the speclal commlttee of the Ilouse o{
the charges preferrcd by Representa?
tive George L. Lllley, of Connectlcut,
agalnst the Electrlc Boat Compnny,
They ranged from th? partlclpatlon of
the Lake Torpedo Boat Company li Ihe
preparatlcwi of a resolutlon of jnqtilry
Introduced In the House by Mr. Lllley
to matters of a personal nature. In
whlch crltlcism of thr- committee played
a prominent parl. Incldentally. Repre?
sentative Lilley was severely tnken to
task by members of th"- commlttee for
allowlng publlshed crltlclsms of |ts ac
tlons over his slgnatttre to stand for
a mo.ith wlthout belng contradlcted.
Mr. Lilley and the r-ommlttee locked
horns over the question of the produc?
tlon of letters, whlch. he clalmed. are
confidential. and the question ol
whether they should be produced ha_
not been declded when adjournment
was taken untll to-morrow.
The question of the authorshlp nl
the two anonymous letters that have
played such an Important part In the
Investigation was also gone Into, anr
It is the bellef of the commlttee thn.1
the Identity of the wrlter will he es?
tabllshed wlthln the next forty-elghi
. Crltl^lr.ea Commlttee.
Mr. Olmsted read a cllpplng at to
day's sesslon from the Hartford Cour
ant of March 30th. containing a lettei
slgned by Mr,,.Lilley and addressed U
George AV. Coff. of East Hampton
Conn. This letter. whlch was in rep;-,
to one recelved hy Mr. Lillev from Mr
Goff. contalned the following:
"The select commlttee to lnvestlgati
have already demonstrated their in
tention to- apply tho whltewash brusl
wherever they can. Therefore, it ii
safe to assumv that very Uttle wll
be brought out. They refused me th.
prlvilege of counsel to cross-exaiuin,
witnesses. and do not allow, nie ti
ask questlons except by sub'mtttiii'
them in wrlting. and even then tho:
may throw out those whlch they deen
Improper. which means throwlng ou
all important questions. I bn'Ieve
however. that the press of "he c iun
try Is already fully convlnced.'
Mr. Lllley stated that that lettei
was written by hls secretary, Mr. AA'eb
ster, and that he had not seen It unti
It appeared In prlnt.
Mr. AA'ehster, he sald. had autho.*it*
to sign his nsmo to letters.
Mr. Webster was called to the stani'
and admitted that he w-rote the letter
He sald that he had gathered hls in
ference ahout the commlttee froir
newspaper clippings and from conver
sutions he had with a man who at?
tended some of Ihe hearings. The let?
ter was not suggested to liim by Mr
Lilley. he said. t
AVItlidrniv*i Chnrge.
Mr. Lilley then resumed the stand
and was asked if he had repudlated
the letter. He replled that he had not
"Do ??ou repudiate lt now?" asked Mr
"I do not personally deslre to maki
that charge." answered Mr. Llltey, "ani
I am perfectly willlng to wlthdraw It.'
"It Is not a question of withdraw
Ing the charge," sald Mr. Howard.
"Wo want to locate the responsl
blllty for the suggestions in tha
"This letter casts a refiectlon upoi
tho character of the House of Repre
sentatlves and tho offlcers of It whlcl
cannot go unnoticed," Interpose.
Chairman Bouteli. "A month ha
elapsed since you had knowledge o
its exlstence over your signature
During that time lt would certalnl,
have been posslble for you to explali
it on the floor of the House or to thi
cnniniittee. but uq explanatlon wa
"I disclaim the charge," sald Mr
Mr, Broussard asked Mr. Lllley 1
he had reprlmaned hls secretary fo
wrlting such a letter. "I thlnk I rep
rimanded my secretary," replled Mi
Lllley. "1 am vory sure I dld."
"Why liave you not dlschargerl ??
man who wnu.fl ahuse your confidenc,
In silch a maflner?" asked Mr. Brous
"Well, I have not dlscliarged hlm,'
responded Mr. Lllley.
Aftet Other Lcticrn.
Mr. Lllley snid he did not know Mi
Goff, and when asked if other letter
of simllar character had hoen wrlttei
and slgned wlth his name. repliei
that there mlght havo been others
but he did not know how many.
"Wlll you let us havo these let
ters?" asked Mr. Olmsted.
"I do not fhtnk it is wlthln th>
scope of thls coramittoe to examin,
my privato corrospondence," repliei
Mr. Lllley.
"Thls commlttee does not need ;
resolutlon to protect Its honor," re
marked Chairman Bouteli. "AA'e woul,
liko to see your lettei* press-book con
talnlng a copy of thls letter.and slmila
letters referrlng to thls investigation.
Mr. Lllley perslsted that he objocte.
to produeing hls private correspond
ence, and his. counsel, Judge Browr
sald lhat Mr. Lilley felt that lt woul.
be an Injustlce to hlm to, be compelle,
to produce letters he had Avrltten t
frlends eontalnlng oxpresslons of opln
lops of tho commlttee orany mombe
of It. Ho objocted to pfoduclng an;
letters that are confidential 'botweoi
himself aud frlends.
AA'cbs.er the Culprit.
Mr, Lilley promlsod to produce th
(Contlnued on I'"ourth~Page.)
Unsettled; showers,
Democrats Will "Use All
Honorable Means" to Se?
cure His Nomination.'
jMakc' L'nsncccssful Effort to
Have Instrucfcions Worded So
Dclcgation Would Be Bound
to Support Bryan as Long
as His Name Was Before
National Convention.
SPRING FIELD. ILL.. April 23.?
Tho, Tllinois Democracy to-day
adopted the unit rule. and In?
structed It's delegates to tha
natlonal convontion at Denver
to vote for Willlam J. Bryan. and to
"uso all honorable means" to secure
his nomination.
Aftor a hot flght in thc resolutlons
i committee, whlch was carrled into tho
conventlon, the party adopted a plnt
form plank declarlng ln favor of the
"greatest posslble personal llberty" to
indlvlduals. provlded such llberty dl.l
not Irifrlng- upon the rlghts of oth-r
Instead of nanilng the usual four
delegates and alternates at large to
the natlonal conventlon. It was de?
clded to send elght, allowlng each
man one-half of a voto. Two presl?
dential eleetors at large wero also
chosen. The followlng aro the dele?
gates at large:
Roger C. Sulllvan. Fred .T. Kern. Car
roll C. Boggs, Andrew J. Hunter, Sam?
uel Alschuler, Harry M. Pindell. Ed?
ward F. Dunhe and Roderick M.
"Sold Out," It Ih C'hnrged.
The resolution indorsing Mr. Bryan
was adopted wlth enthusiasm and a.
flatterlng denicnstrntlon followed tho
actlon. For all that. however. it was
not worded entlrely to the satisfactlon
of Mr. Bryan's most zealous support?
ers, and in the last few- minutes of
the' convention Judge Owen P. Thomp?
son, of Jacksonvllle, declarlng that
Bryan had been "sold out," demandoil
that a stronger resolution be passed.
He desirt-d to have the lnstructlons
so worded that Tllinois would bo bound
to support Bryan as long as his. name
wa.s before the conventlon. Hls effort
met wlth the usual fate of new busi?
ness that ls sprung upon hot, weary.
hungry and thirsty delegates who ara
artxlous to catch tralns for their homes.
Tt war, swifllj" and overwhelmingly de?
feated. .
. Liquor Plank AVIn*.
The convention. however. showed sin
corc enthuslasm for Bryan. When his
name was mentloned there was inva
riably great applause. and the readlng
of the resolution in hls favor was
greeted wlth choers. Roger C. Sulll?
van, national committoeman, domlnated
the conventlon from flrst to last.
The flght over tho question of "per?
sonal llberty,' or llquor plank, in the
platform was warm and long. Tt de
layed the convontion nearly two hours,
and then a mlnorlty of seven present?
ed a report urging thnt the plank be
entlrely omltted. Nlnteen mombers nf
the commlttee favored It, and the con?
vention sustalned them by a vote nf
Slft to 6S6. Of the total in favor of
the plank 535 votes came froni C6ok
county. Three-quarters of the coun?
try delegations voted against It, hut
the heavy vote of Chlcago was too
much for them.
The Johnson men were not In evi?
dence throughout the conventlon, and
no resolution hearlng his name was
Features of Plntrorni.
The platform among other things in
dorses thc shlp canal from the lakes
to the gulf. and declares in favor* of
a State employers' llablllty law to
supplement the Federal law on that
subject. The "personal llberty" plank
ls as follows:
"We believe that orderly customs
and habits long pursued should not be
dlsturbed by intolorance. and we here?
by declare in favor of that fundamen
tal doctrlne of Democracy and free
government whlch gives to the Indi?
vidual the largest measuro of personal
liberty, so long as he does not infrlnge
on the personal rlghts of others. We
are opposed to all sumptuary laws."
The plank Indorsing Willlam .1. Bry?
an ls as follows:
"Recognizing tho brond statesman
shipi match less eloquence nnd untir
ing efforts ot our great. leader, the
IIon. Willlam .lennlngs. Bryan, In tho
causo of humnnity. wo, the Democrats
of Illlnols. honorlng a natlve son and
tnklng pride in hls'dlstlngulshed Icad
orshlp, Instruct tho delegates to tho
Natlonal Convention of our party at
Denver to support his carididacy foi- the
nomination for the presldency, and to
uso all honorable means in hls 1
half. Wo further Instruct the Illlnols
dologatlon to the Denver Convention to
act as a unit on nll proposltlous."
He nnd Mrs. riryun I.eave for Nclirnskn,
Duugliter Iinek t<> School,
NEW YORK, Aprll 23.?Willlam J.
Brynn left New Vork to-day for hls
homo in Nehraska. after having com?
pleted a llvely round of conferences.
lectures, speeches and dinners ln thls
clty, lle was accompanied on hls way
West by Mrs. Bryan, thelr daughter,
Mrs. Leavitt, and Mrs. Leavltt's chll?
nuiiRlitrr Hack to School.
HARRISBURO; PA-., Aprll 23.?Wll?
liam .lennlngs Brynn visited tho now
Stato Capltol to-day. having stoppod
off here for sevoral hours because
" hls daughter left hlm In thls clty to,
1 lako a trnln for Vlrglnla to attend
- school. Hls wlfe and family wero wlth
f hlm.
" Mr. Bryan whon nsked hls vlews
j about the Pennsylvanla sltuaiion. sald:
"I am pleased wlth. what my friends
" have been doing in Ihls Stato. Further
than that I do not care to speak."
declarFfor taft
Conventlon of ltnlelg.li Dlalrlel Ailopts
Itu-oluttonn lutlorniug; IIIm.
ISpflflnl to TlinTlmea-Dlspateli.l
RALEIGH. N. C, Aprll 23.?The Re
puhllcan congrossloiial oo-nveiiUon fnr
tho Fourth District, in sesslon hero this
nftornoon, adopted resolutlons Indors?
ing the administratlon nnd policies of
Prosldont Roosevelt, nnd declarlng for
XV. II. Taft as the Ropubllcan candi?
dato for Presldent; nlso declarlng that
tho oullook for Ropubllcan vlntory was
iiovor so bright; Instruutlng foi* Spen?
cor B. Aduiiis for Stato olmlrman nntl
(ColatlnuTa ou Fuurtjn Pug<j,j
Suffering from llhciiiunllc Cotil, llnt
Vn Oocnnlnn for Alarm.
LAKKWOOD. N. ,1.. Aprll 23.?-The
rr-ndllion of former Presldent Grover
Cleveland, about whom nlnrming re?
ports were clrctllated here to-day, was
snld by Mrs. Cleveland to be Improved
to-nlght. Mr. Clevelftnd lias been suf?
fering from rhcumatlc gout and
stomach trouhle nnd ls sald to have
heen reduced lp weight ronsiderably
In conscqupneo. Wlth Mrs. Cleveland
and a tralned nurse he came to Lake
wood ahout Marcii Ifith, and slnce that
tlme has occupied a sulte of rooms
at the Lakewoorl Hotel. where It was
snld that he was regalnlng hls health
and strength. Slnce hls arrlval he
celebrated hls seventy-first birthday
Mrs. Cleveland In response to an In?
qulry sent ont the following message:
"Mr. Cleveland ls gettlng along nlce.
ly. There ln no occaslon for any
alarm. I may issue a statement to th.
Associated Press to-morrow."
The hotel closed Tuesday, but Mr.
Cleveland dld not leave wlth the other
guests. Thls gave rise tq a report that
hls condition was such that It was
deemed Imprudent for hlm to take the
trlp to Prlnceton. The report wa_
given further credence hy the fact that
Mrs. Cleveland. who left here yes?
terday for Princeton, iuirrled back to
Lakewood the same afternoon.
N'o one ls admitted to the former
Presldent. The blg hotel among the
plnes ls locked and vlsltors are denled
admlttance. -
James N. Berry. the manager. sald
to-nlght that the hotel would contlnue
to houso Mr. Cleveland's party untll
sur.1 tlme as they flnd convenlent to
"Mr. Clevolanrr ls Improvlng and wll]
teturn to Princeton probably wlthln a
short tlme." sald Mr. Berry.
Mr. Cleveland has kept to hls room
tl.e greater part of hls stay in Lake
wood. although he has been out driv
**??? wlth^lr^cevelandoccaslonally
....dge Harrl_on i_,_nle(I .s??.rroeilt Bcnr<
Inn- on Byrd Lnw'* Mennln*.
[Speclal to The. Tlm-.i-Dl.patch 1
WLVCHESTER, VA.. April" ?>.. __,
.n_-Wn. ' Ul. ?i0*W*? nilsunderstand
ng.of certain provlsions of the Byrc
law recently enacted by the VIrglnlf
Legislature. .ludge Tlios. AV. Harrlson
of Wlnchester. gave out the fonjwln"
statement to-day, whlch ls |? renh
c?ergymaffn:nt ,nqU'ry "'?m *%*?<nenl
"In my oplnlon tho law doos not
forbid the use of wine at com
munion. One clause of tlie Byrd
lnw forbids any person from sell?
lng or dispenslng intoxlcating li?
quor on Sunday, Christmas or elec?
tion days. Certaln Justices of the
peace ln Loudoun county and Alex?
andrla are reported to havo eon
strued dlspensing as giving. and
fined persons for giving a drlnk to
a friend on Sunday." My own idea
in this Is that thoy are clearly
wrong. Tho words, "selllng ' and
' disponslng" In the partlcular!
clause havo refet-encc to the au?
thorlty to sell or dlspcnse In the
other clauses ? in tho law. Of
course, if tho law Is that np one
can glve a drlnk to a frlend, a
clergyman could not glve wlne ln
the commttnlon servlce. Under the
Byrd law no one can sell liquor
at any tlme but a Ucensed dealer.
Ho can sell. but not on Sunday.
Under the Byrd law there is no
prohlbition against any one giv?
ing or dispenslng liquor wlthout
sale at any tlmo except social
clubs at thelr club house. Such
clubs must have a llcense, and
then they are forbidrien to do so
on Sunday. It seems to mc that
this Is the plain meanlng of the
Leaves HU Hotel nnd Take-i Assuraci
Xnmc to Oet Kld of Kcporters.
NAPLES, Aprll 23.?* Declarlng tha
he had boen drlven almost to despera
tlon, Princo Helle do Sagan to-nlgh
left the hotel at whlch ho had bect
staying and took an apartment on thi
Corozo A'lttorio Emanuelo under thi
name of Louls Perigord. He expressec
regret at tlio delay of the steamei
Frledrich der Grosse. on whlch Mme
Anna Gould is a passenger, and which
although duo to arrivo to-day, wlll no
arrlve hero untll 1 o'clock to-morrov,
morning. Its arrlval, he sald, wouU
mean "protection from being victlmlzet
by damned reportors of two hemis
ln trylng to escape the close watel
thol newspaper men havo placed oi
hlm tlie prlnce drove along tho Toledt
sea l'ront, but soon dlscovoretl that hii
drlver was in league with the cal
drlvers of his perM-eutors, anlmatec
signals passing between them by mean:
of thelr whlps. Later he dlscusse.:
wlth the hotel dlrector the posslbllltj
of securlng for Friday, after tho ar?
rlval of tho Frledrich der Grosse, at
automobile wlth a chauffeur whom h(
could trust not to bo slgnaling lils
tnovements to "spies," Tho prlnct
went to the theatre ln tho ovenlng, hw
soon reallzed that all the convenleir
places near hlm wore occupied by re
porters. He left ln dlsgust. oxclaim
Ing: "I thouglit lt imposslbie to b<
worso treated than In America."
Tho Princo has engaged u niugnlfl
cent apartment datlng from Frlday -i
Bertolinds Palaco Hotel, whlch dotnl
nales Naples, and from whlch a splen.
dld vlew of tho gulf antl Mount Vo.su
vlus may be had. lt is presumed thm
tho apartment has been engagod foi
Mme. Gould. ,.> f
KlR'lit HullilluK-. Den.trn-.ed, Flntall
iuii' u Lohn of $7..,000.
CAPE MAY, N. J., Aprll 23.?Fln
whlcTl started in the Lankenau A'llla
fotrhded by the late Jonn li. Lankenau
of Phlladelphla, and used hy tlie Gor
mnn Hospltal of that clty as a sunimei
home, swept fhrough a portlon of tlu
Capo May Polnt beach front, aevora
mlles from hero to-day, destroyinj
elg'hl buildings and entaTilng a losi
of $7,.,000. Tlie flre started about :
o'clock and, drlven by a stlff breezi
lTom the south, qulckly sfiread to thi
cottago of the late Benjai'nin Godfrey
and tho Surf Houso, a small hote
owned by Ammon WrigTit. both o
wlilch wore desHroyecT.
Sparks from tho llre were drlvet
half a milo by tho wln.fl to tho Bpls
copal colored mlsslon, aud the oottagi*-;
of JOlin C, F. Sprtnger anil Lucy Ot
tlng?i\ of Phlladelphla, whlch wen
burned out, St. Peter's Kplscopa
Church, the E. C. Stokes cottage aiu
several others were damaged befort
the flre men froni Cape May Clty and tlu
govetifmont llfe-savlng chews succeed?
ed lu s-ttliij-' *""*-' flre under contrul.
?_?? ? w m __? ? ? ? ? **mw ? ?? ? ? *w m
House Committee Refuse to
Pass Bill to Buy Block for
Richmond Post-Office.
Uncle Joe Makes Advances tn
His Political Enemy and Per?
sonal Friend, Who Forgets
and Forgives ? Youngest
Person on Floor Hclps
Reconciliation. *
Tlmes-Dlspatch Bureau.
Munsey Buildlng,
Washlngton, D. C, Aprll 23.
EVERY member of Congress re?
celved a telegram to-day from
the Amerlcan Newspaper Pub
llshers' Association, ln sesslon
in New York, calllng on hlm tc*
vote for the blll now In the Ways aml
Means Commlttee to removo the duty
on wood pulp.
Many Democrats replled that they
would voto for the Stevens bfTl, whlch
has thls object, provlded they could
get the chance. Several told tho pub
llshers to movo Speaker Cannon; that
he alone had the power to allow the
MJ1 to be considered.
A number ot Republicans?probably
fifteen nr twenty?took thelr telegrams
to the desk of Sereno B. Payne, the Re?
publlcan floor leader, and plled them
u)i in front ot hlm. Mr. Payne, who
steadfastly opposes the consideratlon
of tho Stevens hlll. or any measure
ivhicli wlll remove the duty if passed,
just laughed.
Representatlve "Williams clrculated s
petltion among thc members asklng: the
Speaker to allow the blll'to be con?
sidered on the floor. lt was'reported
that the Speaker sald that he would
see to lt' that every Democrat whe
slgned the petltion dld not get ariy
approprlatlon for a public buildlng in
hls district. Thls. was not conflrmed,
and ls hardly true.
Thore ls no question that tho _>emo
orats will have abundant excellent
campalgn material out of this refusai
of the Republlcan majorlty to allow th*
consideratlon of a measure to repeal
the paper and pulp duty. Every Re?
publican newspaper ln the country ts
advocatmg the repeal of the duty as a
means of lowering the price. whlch ha?
been enormously increased inside of .
Tf the repeal of the duty on paper
wlll result in lowering the' price. why
would not the same result, follow the
abolltlon of the' duty on everythlng"
whlch bears a duty? It is hard to see
how a Republlcan newspaper can advo?
eate a protectlve tarlff on other things
and oppose It on paper.
Thc Public Building,. Blll.
While lt is probable that the omni
bus public buildings blll. carrylng a
total approprlatlon of about J20.000.000,
will be reported to the House to-mor?
row. thls Is not certain. The subcom?
mittee appolnted to revisc and make
the final draft or the bill reported to
the full commlttee thls afternoon.
The revlsory commlttee dld not pas?
on the bill iitroduoed by Captain Lamb
to acqulro the entlre block on which
the post-office at Richmond ls located.
ancl on which tho new building will
stand, but referred the matter back to
the full commlttee. Captain Lamb sald
to-day that two members of the com?
mittee. at least, favor purchasing tho
rest of the block.
"T think an additional $250,090 would
bo sufflclent t0 purchase the rest of th.
post-ofllce block," sald Captain Lamb,
"and no more money w?uld be required
to erect the building on the present
slte than would be necessary if matters
rcmain as they are."
Uncle J?ie nnd John Sharp Are Frlenda.
Ever since Speaker Cannon exercised
his power as Speaker of the House to
have the flnal word in a controversy
with John Sharp Williams, which wa.
followed by the refusai of Mr. Williams
to shake the Speaker's hand. the two
leaders have been rmiklng sheep's eyes
at each other and wonderlng which
ought to make an advance towards re
establlshtng frlendly relatlons. Just
before the House convened thls morn?
lng Speaker Cannon strolled into tha
R-publlcar clnak room.
Mr. Williams was on tho other sid
of the hall at his deslc, wrlting let?
ters. Uncle Joe did *not remain Ins'du
long, and, omerging from the entrance.
camo up behlnd Mr. Williams. In thi
most natural manner ln the world. and
as |f nothing had evor happened. the
Spoaker, standlng iu tho alsle by Wll
llams's desk, placed hls left arm on
the Mississlppian's shoulder and ex?
tended hls right hand.
"Sharp, how are you?" sald Spe?ke.*>
"Never better, Uncle Joe," replied
Alr. Williams, suspendlng hls wrlting
and glvlng tho old gentloman's hand
a hearty shake. "How aro thc t*j.|ks
at home?"
"Flrst rato." replied tho Speaker, and
he falrly heamed as he looked away
from hls personal friend and polltical
foe and down at his right Iejr. Olutch
Ing his trousers was the tfnlost ladl"
vldual to whom the prlvlleges of tha
floor were ever extended, Ernest Pol?
lard, aged elghteen months. He lq
the eldest and only son of Represen?
tatlve Pollard, of Nebraska, and for
ten mlnutes had been leadlng Repre?
sentatlve Sherman. of Now York. a
chase up and down the alsle.
"Uncle Joo" sat the youngster on
the desk ln front of Williams.
'?There is a flne Republlcan for you."
said the Speaker, stroklng the" baby's
"Wrong again. Mr. Speaker," said
Williams. "He Is a non-partlsan. but
ha wlll voto rlght when he grows up,
The mother of as flne looking a baby
as that i.s a Pemoerat who consented
to be protected by a Republlcan."
Just then ErneBt held up a bright
.red apple and John Sharp and Unclo
Joo oach pretonded to take a bite,
whereat the baby crowed and tha
penco conferenee adjourned.
Ilneon nnil Gore A?k 'il'at NbvjiI Mn.
terlut lu- Purcbnae- on tht Market.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Aprll 23.?.
Amendments to the naval upproprla*
tlon hlll were offered ln the Senutu
to-day by Sonator Cure. ot' Oklabomfc,

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