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THI. DISPATCH FOUNDED lMO. WHOLE NUMBER 17,907. RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1908. PRICG FIVE CENTS. HEPEAL PRIMARY, SR DEMOCRATS Mass-Mceting of Nansemond Voters Adopts the Reso? lution of Dr. Barnes. BREEDER OF DISCORD, THE SPEAKERS ASSERT Former Senator Barnes and Dele? gate Withers, in Scathing Speeches, Criticize thc System and Manner of Its Opera? tion. Ttcaolvcd, Thnt tiie Dnnoorntu ot A'anxciuond count;- lnvor the nbol talinirnt nf the prlmary, and lirrehy instruct lt* drlrjc-ten to the ll?nn-' okr conventlon to vote fur Ita, re lienl." [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlapatch.] SUFFOLK, VA., Aprll 25.?Nanse? mond county Democrats 1ITis af? ternoon took a. utah at tho Vlr? glnla primary eystom. Assem bled ln mass meetlng ln the Clty Kall of Suffolk, they went on record as opposed to the system whlch, Its speak? ers Bald, was a breeder of rancor and olscord. a promoter of pernlclous ef 'fectH, and whose. operatlons are endan girlng Democratic supremacy ln the State. Finally, after slight dlasent and fin Dverwhel'mlng defeat of an amendment, the resolutlon offered by Dn Thomas H. Barnes, Instructlng the delegatlon against the prlmary, was carrled wlth? out a negatlve vote. The mass meetlng was called to order by County Chalrman R. 8. Boykln, who was m.ido permanent chalrman. P. L. Pruden was elected secretary. and olher members of the press were added. On motlon of Colonel J. E. West. ft was declded that there be chosen four teen delegates, wlth ono-half vote each, Instead of seven delegates, the county'ii regular allotment. They agreed to elect four delegates at-large and two from each district of the county, wlth Suffolk as one elec? tion district. Delegate* and Alternatea. The followlng were elected: At large?Dr. Thomas H. Barnes, Col? onel E. E. Holland. Hon. Robert XV. Withers and H. E. Smith. Suffolk?Colontl J. E. West and P. L. Pruden. Sloepy Hole?Representatlves Wll llam.on and George T. Rawles. Chuckatuck?Dr. George XV. Butts ar.d Willlam J. SlmonB. Holy Neck?J. E. Lawrence and XV. d. Peele. Cypre3??M. F. Lloyd and F. F. Brinkloy. The followlng alternates were chosen: At large?E. E. Wagner. XV. J. Ken drick. .lohn P. I.-ee and John L. Bond. Chuckatuck?C. T. Mlnton and J. R. Johnson. Holy Neck?Dr. Job G. Holland and J. Ollver Cutchlns. Suffolk?W. H. Barnes and C. L. Lewis. Sleepy Hole?L. A. Deans and E. L. Everett. Cypress?F. E. Parker and E. Floyd Rlddlck. Oerlnre Ajralnst Prlmary. Here came the juncture which p/e clpltated a scathing arralgnment of tlM? primary and the lntroductlon and adoptlon of the resolutlon quoted above offered by Dr. Barnes, former State Senator and Constltutlon maker. Dr. Barnes ln supportlng the resolu snld he belleved a perpetuatlon of the prlmary system would rend asunder the Democratic party. It was the cause of bltter feuds and polltical strlfe. In? stead of staying or curblng .corruptlon it had glven birth to rottenness pro vlously unknown. The speaker sald he had been ln polltics moro than half a century. and he had seen ln the primary nothing but evll and pernl? clous effects. He was not now in po'ii ; ties and had at heart no other interest than the good of the Democratic party. 'If thls prlmary business contlnues, he. sald, we would wake up one morn? lng and flnd ourselves In the hands of thc enemy. The sentlments expressed by Dr. Barnes were applauded. Withers Agnlunt Prlmary. Assembly Delegate?R, XV. With? ers resented a strong pl6a In favor of the resolutlon offered by Dr. Barnes. Mr. Withers sald tho adoptlon of the resolutlon would mean that before Sunday noon Nanse? mond county would be ln the llme light; that its just and brave stand against the prlmary, whicli he deslg nated as an' oftlce-holders' trust. would on the morrow be emblazoncd on the front pages of newspapers. . Mr.. Withers gave a hlstory of the prlmary ln Vlrglnla from a perlod long antedn ting Its adoptlon. Durlng these hls? torlcal references the "boy orator froin Nansemond" sald out loud tlie names ot somo Senators and would-be Senators, but he hoped these alluslons would not be quoted In the press. Mo tlves were Impugned In the concep tlon of the prlmary, even when it lay ' in Its embryonlc stages. Mr. Withers declared the prlmary had not ellmlnated the fraud or chlcanery. but It had strengthened the chalns of the offlce trust and had pub Holy proclalmed that none bi|t the rlch may asplre to positions of honor ana einolumcnt. He snld a. perpetuatlon of the prl? mary would ongender feuds, dismem uer' the party and brlng about n breech through whlch Republlcans nilght walk to victory. ? Colonel J. E. West was tbe only member who would uttei* a word of dissent. He agreed wlth much Dr. Barnes ancl Mr. Withers hnd sald, but dld not believe in lnstructlons. He offered an amendment ellmlnatlng tho words which bound the delogates. ' The amendment recelved only three voters, and Immcdlntely nftcrward tlie resolutlon was adopted utianlniouslj\ HEV. ..11K. ROLSTON KEI.F1ASHD TO- ACCCH'T PETEHfilll'RG CU.Ii rspeclal lo Tlie Tlmns-Dlnnateh.) STAUNTON, VA.. Aprll 25.?Lexlng? ton Presbvtery, whloh hns heen ln ses? slon at New Provldence C'tn-cli. iv leased Rov. David HopkliiH Rolston. of the mlsslon field nt Glndy, XV. Va.. to accept a, call to the Second Churoii'.iu petersburg. There was oonsiditrablo opposltion to releasing hlm, he has been such a good mlsslon worker, INVESTIGATION OFFtplST Committee From Publlshers, Association Appear Before Congressionai Committee. ASSERTED THAT TRUST WILL MAKE $60,000,000 Have Advanccd Prices Enor mously, and Destroyed Compe tition by Allotting Territory to Mills Owned by Members of the Trust, WASHINGTON, Aprll 25.?The Investigation by a commlt? tee of Co/igress ? lnvolving In prospect an examlnatlon Into the affalrs of the paper trust to determlne whether or not It i*. as alleged by the American Newspaper Publlshers' Association, a comblnatlon ln restralnt of trade and malritainlng a monopoly of the prlnt paper supply on the Unlted States, was begun to? day by the select commlttee appolnted by .Speaker Cannon, whose chalrman Ih Representative James R. Mann, of Illinois, and the other members of whlch are Representatlves Mlller, 'of Kansas; Bannon. of Ohlo; Stafford, of Wlsconsin: Slms, of Tennessee, and Ryan. of New York. Representatlves of a commlttee of fifty appolnted by the American News? paper Publlshers' Association arrived in Washlngton to-day ln response to a telegram sent yesterday by Chairman Mann to Presldent Hermann RIdder, of the association, and General Manager Metvllle E. Stone. of the Associated Press. Invitlng testlmony. The delegation from the committee appeared before the investigation body al . o'clock to-day, and the presenta tlon of the publlshers' case was at once bcgun by Mr. John Norrls, business manager of the New York Times. Aggregatlon of Law-Brrakers. ".Ve appear," said Mr. Norrls, "as representatlves of substantially all tho dally newspapers of the Unlted States. XVo. consumc at least 80 per cent. of the news prlnt paper used In the Unlted States. - We appear here as representa? tlves of the seventh largest Industry In the country. an Industry* that has heen menaced by an extraordlnary ag gregation of law-breakers." Mr. Norrls declared that hls associa? tion had appealed to the I'resldent, th.; Department of Justice and Congress for immedUte relief, and for .four months ha<3 been asking an opportunlty to tell thelr story to Congress. ln reply, he said, hls.association had been told at least- twenty times and In varlous ways that they could not look for any relaxation of the oppresslons whlch the paper-makers, "as the ob? jects of congressionai favor had ltn posed upon the vast public interests of the country, and that Congress would not ald us attthls time in correcting a gross publlc' wrong.'* Therefore. he said, tho association was apprehepsiv* that the Invostlgatfon because It "nad heen started so late ln the sesslon, could have only one meanlng?"delay, post ponement and a eontlnuance for an? other year of condltlons whlch are In tolerable." Mr. Norrls sald that tho association dld not intend any mistrust of the com mlttee*** Intentions, and he asked un? der what program the commlttee will proceed. 860.000,000 More Proflt. Mr. Norris asserted hls abillty "to produce evidence of broken promises to Congress, qt deceptlon practicod upon you, oppression upon the public, wrongs to labor and damage to the country wlthout a particle of compen sating advantage. We wlll," he con? tlnued, "produce flgures to prove our assertion that the papermakers plan to add $60,000,000 per annum to the burdens of the paper consumers. May we look for speedy action and swlft reprobatlon?" Mr. Norrls sald further that the as? sociation Intended to explaln upon what theory Congress should dlscrltnl -n'ato in favor of newspapers and make a correctlon qf the abuse upon prlnt paper consumers in advance of an ef? fort to revlse tho entlre tarlff." Mr. Norrls then asked what was tc be the range of the conimittee's In* quirles at the present stage of \he pro ceedings. The association. Mr. N'orris declared promlsed to satisfy the committe'e thal thore had been no material Increaso ir the labor cost of paper per ton of out? put. The increased cost of wood. lu sald, had been only artlflclal. "stirnu lated by the speculations of these paper-makers. and is without justill cntlon," and that the annual report a; the largest paper-maker. uisclosiug ar incroasod cost of productlon. of onl> i!l cents per ton. glves no excuse foi the rise of $12 a ton. in price or thal threatened additional Increase of ?!? a ton, maklng a total addition of $2: a ton. l*si*il Cnnnillnn Labor. - Mr. ^Norrls also explained that th' increase was made by the Internation.. Paper Company In the face of announce ment tn 1907 that a famine waa dm In August, a famine that came accord lng to schedulo, a "fanilne that hai been foretold by paper salesmen ant paper journals." The-association promlsed to cohvtnc the . ifommtt.ee that they havo gluttet tho Canadlan mills wlth orders and havi contt'nuously kept the Canadlan labor ers employed. while hound tngeth .r tt lceep American labor in Idleness nnt! tlie demand for paper should Increase Mr, Norrls further charged that pni company Imported. wood pulp fron Caiada to the extent of 17,000 tons |i 1007, nnd used Ainerictin machines t< produce the paper for foreign use "and collected its rebates of\ dut. from the United States treasttry whih it was sta'rvlng tho American market.' The association, he sa.id. would fur ther show "oyldences of hlgh flnanci nnd ovoTcapittillssation in the pape trade that exoeed the performances o any other Industry." "Wo wlll show," ho snld, "thatthesi ftivorltea * of Congress have acted t had falth." When Congress granted the puper makers a protection of a duty' of . a.iton on prlnt paper, he said,,illie: wero under obllgatlon to take care o ? _^iu7nu.i_ oa -.InUi J?.*****.' FULTON STORE FLOODED Ounrrfc Wlll Site Clly on Account of Dltoli?Heavy Italns. Banked .by pllcs of brick and loose earth, floods caused by h?avy rain last r.lght swept Louisiana Street and Wll Iliimsburg Avenue. In Fulton, causlng conaldei-able damage and some exolte ment. The water overflowed Into tlie grocery store of Htidso'n & Damlana, nt the corner of tho two streets. carry Ing everythlng before It. Boxes and barrels floated calmly Into the street, grocerles were covered, and to the two proprletors the sight was more dls Uesslng than Interestlng. Holea had to be cut In the floor to dra'ln off tho water. Clalmlng that lt the rtltch, nearly a mlle long, extending as lt does from Orleans Street to lower Maln Street, had been lald wlth the twelve lnch mnln for whlch lt Is Intended and the earth fllied In promptly, thelr store would r.ot have beeji Inundated and Injury would not have been lnfllcted. the proprletors declare that they wlll sue the clty of Richmond for *60f) dam ages. nnd that the matter wlll bo placed ln the hands of _a lawyer to niorrow. P. C. Martln's" place, next door, was also flooded, but not much damage was done there. , Citizens of Fulton have complalned bltterly of the unslghtly dltch, whlch hat* beon left open for two weeks. A fnw days ago an- aged whlte man was knocked Into lt by a street car, and he also talked about doing thirfgs to thc clty. Though lt ralned heavlly at lntervals, the storm seemlng to be the tall-end of the tornado which swept over the Southcfn States, there was not much other dhmage. A tree was blown down on Louisiana Street, but fortunately there was no one ln Its path. Church Hlll. by reason of Its elevatlon and Its many decllvltles. was washed pretty clf.an. and ln the newer places the streets looked Hke gullled hillsldes. None of the rallroads reported dam? age or Interference by the storm. and street car traffic pursued Its way un hindered. Telephone operators, how? ever, were mlldly scared at tho flaohes of llght'nlng, and /eople who took up thelr 'pliones to call a friend or re? celve a call promptly lald them down again. FOR BOOKS AND PAPERS Torpedo Boat Commlttee Iasuea Or der to Brlng; All ln. WASHINGTON, April 26.?A special committee of the House Commlttee ln vestigating charges against the Elec? tric Boat Company this afternoon en? tered an order for the productlon of the books and papers of the Electric Boat Company, the Lake Torpedo Boat Company and copies of certain letters slgned wlth Representatlve Lilley's name. The order on the Lake Com? pany was made to lnclude books con? cernlng Its forelgn business, lncludlng the cost of constructlon of all the Laku boats sold to forelgn governments. the price recelved and the division of profits. Argument on this order wlll be made Monday by counsel for the partles Interested. Benjamln Webster. the private sec? retary to Rspresentatlve Lllley. was recalled to-day and questioned re? gardlng the draftlng ot the resolution of lnqulry whlch "Mr. Lllley Introduced. The-latter has testifled that he talked to no one but hls secretary regardlng thls resolutlon prevlous to.lts Intro ductlon;' that he told Mr. Webster to prepare it and then left the city. Mr. Webster to-day testifled that after preparing the resolutlon he took it to Royal Thompson. secretary to Senator Bulkeley of Connecticut, who raado some changes in lt. This he sald. was elther on Saturday or Monday. .Tho resolutlon was introduced Thursday. February.'20th. _ LEAPED TO'HIS DEATH New York Merchnnfa Dramatic Sulclde Over Flnancea. NEW TORK, April 25.?Eugene Mun sell a manufacturer, kllled himself early to-day by throwing hlmself from a seventh story window ln the \an Ducky apartments ln West Seventy second Street. where he llved wlth hls famlly. He had been greatly worr ed by flnanclal matters, members of hls family declare. and had suffered from Insomnla. For several days past hls condltlo*n had heen such as to cause hls famlly conslderable alarm, and last nlght, as he was unable to sleep. Mrs. Munsell sat up wlth" hiiri all ?>**_?*?. . Early thls mornlng he asked nls wlio to get "him a glass of -mllk, "and while Bhe was absent from. ths room ho crawled through a window and fell to the street. He was lnstantly kllled. Mr. Munsell was president of the Mica Insulator Company, manufacturers of electrlcal supplies; a director of..tho Stove Manufacturers' Repair Associa? tlon, and a member of the flrm of Eu? gene Munsell & Co., stove manufac? turers. SUE FOR LIQUOR LICENSE Tenneaaee Denlera _>efendnnt? In Caaes AggregatlnB; Over 3100,000. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] BRISTOL. VA., Aprll 26.?Through its revenue agents, the State of Tennessee ha brought suit ln the Chancery Court at Johnson Clty to recover alleged llquor Ilcense taxes due ln the sum of more than $110,000. Ten mercha'.ts of Johnson Clty and Jonesboro are the partles defendant, and the amount lt ls sought to recover from each person ls }11,SS5.S5. The defendants are Frank Brltton, R. L. Hlckey, Ray & Horton, Patton Drug Oompany, XV. E. Maiden, XV. H. Carrlgur, Charles S. Maiden, A. H. Hamilton and Henry Rogan. It ls alleged that these partles all procured a government Ilcense to dls? pense ardent spirits,"and that if they sold liquors under such llcenses tliey are due the State the regular saloon llcenses, together wlth interest, for the perlod durlng whlch they made such sales. The cases wlll be tried by Chan? cellor Hai H. Haynes. SHOT THROUGH THE HEART ttne Ne?T?? KIIU Another m Itallronil C?mn Near Cnte Clty. rsoeolal to The Tlmea-Dlapstch.] GATE CITV, VA.,'Aprll 25.?At Camp NS, 2 on the works of the A. H. Jacoby Company, on' tlie Carolina, Cllnchfleld and Ohlo Rallroad. Thursday, Wlll Qr?.y. colored, shot George Slms. col? ored, through the' heart. Other nogroos sclzed the murderer and held hlm- till ^offlcers arrlved. He was glven a pre? llminary hearlng and brought to Jail, ? Pres. Qullllni whq was shot tn tho neck and' shoulder- by John Gilllam Sunday, ls roported to be recoverlug from lils Injurles, Qulllln had gono to the homo of Gilllam and ralsed a dls turbance. GUllam ordered hlm away, and he Hred several shots'-at' Gilllam. GUllam returned the ftre, wounding QuIlUn. Qulllln served a tenn ln j tho penltentlary for murder, and has been f"7~ipri". nljUciilHfn [HEST.PHRiS ivuns Into and Destroys the Gladiator During Severe Snowstorm. .EVERALOF CREW LOST AND OTHERS INJURED "ull Extent of Disaster Not Yet Known, but Not So Serious in Loss of Life as Was Feared at First?The St. Paul Ptits Back to Port. SOUTHAMPTON. Ap-jl 35.?The American > Llne steamship St. Paul, whlch left Southampton on her regular voyage, bound for New York, this afternoon ln a lenso snow-storm. rammed and de? stroyed the British second-clans crulser Sladlator off the Isle of Wlght. The lirst reports stated that from twenty to thirty of ,the Gladlator's crew had been Irowned, but later Intelllgence reduces th? number of casualttes greatly. The extent of the disaster, however, cannot be accurately . known untll to morrow. No one on the St. Paul was kllled or Injured, but the bodies of Steward WIdgery, Ritter Cowdery and 9. Maltese steward named DIebras, all attached to the crulser, have been brought ashore. One officer, Lleutenant Wllliam P. Oraves, - an Irlshman, who attempted to gwim to land, ls mlsaing, and elght Injured have been taken to the mllltary hospltal at Golden Hlll for treatment. It ls believed that only a few others are unaccounted for. nllnried by Snovr. The St. Paul lert Southampton al 12:30 o'clock. She was an hour be? hind her usual tlme of salllng, the de? lay belng due to the belated arriva! of the passenger train whlch wai blocked by snowdrlfts on the trip from London. As soon as the St. Pau turned Into the Solent, whlch rum parallel to the Isle of Wlght, she en countered a terriflc snow bllzzard Captaln Passow and hls chief offlce** with the American llner's regular pilot were on the brldge. and a lookout mat was posted in the bow. Suddenly * shlp appeared lmmediately In front ?>? them. It was the Gladiator at anchor Orders were given on the Instant fo: full speed astern. but lt was too late The St_ Paul's sharp stem rammed thi anchored vessel amldshlps; shequiverei and reeled and -the passengers rushei on deck ln great alarm- Theofllcav and crew s^cted. with the greatest cool ness and'alliiyed the terror. Flve llfe'-bo'ais war-fc lowered wtthl: a fow mlnutes to rescue the crew o the Gladiator, whlch had sustalned i death. blow. The crulser began tt slnk almost at once. The Crew Marclied Off. At the captaln's command tbe crev formed ln llne on the deck and stooi In ranks while tbe crulser settled down In obedlence to orders successlvi batches marched to the gangways ani entered the St. Paul's boats. untll prac tlcally the whole. crew had been takei off and landed at Yarmouth, on thi Isle of Wlght. The Gladlator's crev numbered 450 men. and Captaln Wallo Lumsd-n. true to naval tradltlons. wa tho last to leave his ship. The Gladl ator soon settfed down. Only hei upper works are now vlsible. The St. Paul returned to feopthamp' ton and her passengers were pu ashore, seeklng accommodatlons at th, varlous hotels. They wlll sali by thi Teutonlc on Wednesday. The St. Paul's Injuries were tempo rarlly repalred before puttlng back ti Southampton. ? The storm, whlch was responslble fo the colllslon, extended along the whoh Southeast coast of England, and i descrlbed as the worst slnce the bllz zard of 1881. ' The Gladiator was a twln screr protected crulser of the second-class She was of 5,750- tons and waa 32' feet ln length. She was bullt at Ports mouth in 1896. GIRL WOULD NOT WAIT Father Wrole Ont a Check for ._0*O,O_. Bot It Dld Not Tciupt Her. TSpeclal to The Tlmes-DI-patch.] NEW YORK, Aprll 25.?Wllliam . Ryan, proprletor of a number of .the atrical tlcket offlces ln Phlladelphi hotels, and wife are here spendlng thei honeymoon. The young wife was Mls Helen K. Camblos, nineteen, daughte of Wllliam' Petin Camblos, a million alre banker a"id broker 6f Philadelphif Thoy suddenly determlned to get.mar rled, and so announced to the fathei The father wrote out a check fo '200,000. saylng: "Tliat check ls fo you If you wlll agree to call thls thln off for a while. any way." Miss Camblos Iooked from her fathe to her sultor, and then baok to he father. --"I guess we wlll g?t married. she said. The couple started out, leav lng-the check behind. and at once re paired to St. Patrlck's Catholic Churcl where the Rev. Father Klernan mad them one. HOME FOR COUNTRY CLUB ?. Old Buckun Homestead Bought an Haud-iotue Clubbouae to Be Bullt. TSpeclal tn The Tlmes-Dlspstch,] NORFOLK. VA.. Aprll 25.-?The Coun try Club to-day closed the deal for th old Backus homestead, on the line c Atlantic Termlnal Llne, near Tanner' Creek brldge. The old Backus homestead will b utlllzed temporarily as a olubhovi nenriinf. the erijction of a new an modern buildlng.' The prlce was $21 000; wlth an optlon on 2 1-2 addi tlonal acres adjolning. A flve year. leaso on forty acrea to the rear ha heen secured to be utlllzed for go llnks.,_ .Contract tor Port a mouth Bulldla... IMTrom Our R.KUlar Corresp.indent,] i WASHINGTON, D. C Aprll 25.?Tli Supervlsing Arehltect of the Treasur to-day awarded tlie contruot for tl: ereetlon of the publlo btUldlng c l-ot'tsmoutli to Rlolinrdson & Son. i Hampton. The contract price Is $7H 790, WEATHER Fair and Cooler. WELCOME TO THE FLEET f'etiern! Hollday In Satttn* Bnrbara and Oreat Crowrt Oreeta Shlps. SANTA BARBARA. CAL., Aprll 25 Into another plcttiresque port of Call? fornla the Atlantic fleet of battleshlps salled to-day, ndmlred by a. multltude gathered from along three wave washed shores. The comlng ot the fleet was made a hollday, and every shop In Santa Barbara was closed throughout the afternoon. All of the 12,000 resldents of tho place, thou? sands from the surroundlng towns and a liost of wlnter vlsltors went to shore to vlew the long heralded spectacle. After steaming In single column all the way from the port of Los Angeles. the slxteen shlps of the fleet changed Into a column of squadrons after en terlng the roadatead here and headlngr dlrectly for tho shore, dropped anchor not more than 1,600 yards from tho beach Hne. . Seen by Hnndred Thousand. SANTA MONICA. CAL. April 25.? Salling away Into a summer haze that hung over the Bay of Santa Monica, the slxteen battleshlps of the Atlantic fleet slowly passed Polnt Duma shortly after 9 o'clock thls morrilng wlth 100, 000 people assembled along the shores to ext.nd them a reluctant farewall. LOS ANGELES, CAL., Aprll _5.-Amid ehcers and flags, 14,000, persons swarmed along the piers at San Pedro yesterday and watched the picked crews of the Louislana ^champion cutter tender carry off the *"__. sllver cup offered for the wlnner of tfie twenty-slx oared battleshlp. cutter race for ono and one-half mlles. NEGRO ENDS LIFE Despondent Farm Hand Drowned Him? self In Rlver. Hanglng to brushwood on the river bank. a short distance below Curl's Neck. the body of Nelson Wlntree, __ colored man, who had been employed on the place, was found yesterday morning by one of the farm hands. Wlnfree -was employed at Curl's Neck on Aprll 14th, but had not been seen slnce about dark on the evenlng of the 16th. Dr. W. A_ Deas. the County Coroner. went down yesterday morning, and the coroner's. Jury arrived at a verdlct of sulclde. The witnesses?two men en? gaged on the farm?stated that dur? lng the two days the man worked wlth them he i was very downhearted and morose, frequently saylng that some? thing terrlble was going to ..appen to hlm. He refused, however, to state from what source he feared the dan? ger. (5n the evenlng of hls dlsappearance Winfree was last seen standlng be? tween the plllars of the wharf. After that nothing was heard .of hlm untll hls body was found ln the river. MME. GOULD TALKS STRONG Member of Advertlsed Famlly Hankeri. for Europeaoa. PARIS. Aprll 25.?The Naples corre? spondent of the Journal reports an In? tervlew wlth Mme. Anna Gould. He says sho declined to speak of any mar? riage posstbill'ttes. but thus explained lier llklng for the Freneh arlstocracy: "lf we favor marriages with Euro pt-ans lt Is because we deslre to ele vate our standlng. We seek "On the old* contlnent tldai ?_qtiaIitle_TwTiT_n.*we have not had tlme to r_allze in th. Unltod States. We llke arlstocracy htcause we have not got it at home. and we belleve Freneh arlstocracy ls the last storotiouse, of the reflnements of whlch Amerlcanjs are ig'norant." Mme. Gould concluded by saylng: "Now, I deslre tb Isolate myself from the crowd/ I wlsh to preserve my life from the? Importunlty of fools." AWARDED DAMAGES FOR DELAY IN DEI.IVERING MESSAGE rfipecial to The Tlmes-Dlipatch.] ? STAUNTON. VA.. April 25.?Captaln Thomas H. Ranson was awarded $825 agalnst the Western Union Telegraph Company to-day ln the Corppratlon Court He sued for $1,900. He had a son 111 in Roanoke, and a telegram was flled there addressed to Captaln Ranson here. The company walted eleven hours before sendlng the mes? sage, and ho sued for distress and anxlety caused by the delay. FUNERAL OF JUDGE BOYKIN ATTENDED BV MANY LAWVERS [Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] SUFFOLK, VA., Aprll 25?The funo? ral of Judge Rlchard Elllott Boykln took place thls afternoon from Chrlst Protestant Eplscopal Church in Smlth fleld, the servlcoB .being conducted by Rev. Robert S. Carter. The Interment was- in lvy -Hill. Numbers of Jurlsts and attorneys from ..Norfolk. Suffolk, Portsmouth and' Nowport News were among the honorary pall-beaf-ers. The fioral trlbutes'" were among the most elaborate ever seen ln thls sectlon. STUDENT FROM CHARLOTTE KILLED IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO. Aprll 25.?Hugh M. Watson, a medical student from Charlotte, N. C, was kllle dlast nlght by a traln of the Chicago' and Oak Park elevated railroad. Watson had been attendlng Rush Medl? cal College and earning his way through school by worklng "extra" on the ele? vated rallroad at nlght. He was swltch nig cars and ls supposed to have fallen ln- front of a regular traln. REV. DR. CARSON ACCEPTS THE CALL TO BRISTOL [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] BRISTOL, VA? April 25.?The Rev. Charles C. Carson, D. D., of the Savan? nah Presbytery, and for elght yenrs ln charge of the Presbyterlan church at Valdosta, Ga? has wlred hls accepta-ice of the call to the Flrst Presbyterlan Church of Bristol, at a salary of $3,500 per annum. Dr. Carson ls a natlve of Ea6t Tennessee. He ls thlrty-elght years old, and has been ln the minis? try for flfteen years. .? > H MAN WHO GOT FnEE RIDE RECOVERS 94,000 DAMAGES [Sp-cla.1 to The Tlmea-Dlaputch.] SALISBURY. N. C, Aprll 25?In Davldson Superior Court at Lexing? ton yesterday, Matthew Bosch, of Salls? bury, was awarded a verdlct of J1.000 damages agalnst the Southern Rallwav Company for Injuries sustalned two years ago in a wreck between Salls? bury and Spencer. He was not an em? ployo o. the compnny, but was riding on a free shop traln when tho accldent occurred. A dozen others were aUo Injured. m-uU-N i.lilU-ulouci Story. Gavernor Swanson on yesterday ro quested tliat denlal be made of a rldlculous story senl to a Washlngton newspaper by a Rlchmond news bureau statlng that he aml Mra. Swanson led the grmul n'mrcli at the skatlng carni? val glven at tho Horso Show Bulldlny on Krlilay niglit for tho beneflt of tho lionio for Inctirnliles. Tlio artlule m,*. prlnted on tlio tlrst i>ngo of tho Wusli tngton papor undor the .aption. "Swan? son On Skates." Mrs. Swanson was indlsposed on Frlday night and tho Governor dld not attend the carnival. Five Hundred Dead; Over Thousand Injured; Many Millions Damage Scenes of Desolation and Anguish in Wake of Tornado That Swept States of the Far South. TOWNS ALMOST WIPED OUT; MANY VILLAGES PAY TRIBUTE Brunt of the Storm Borne by Mississippi, Where Prob? ably 300 Lives Were Lost?Telegraph Wires Down and Details From Many Sections Very Meagre. Tornado Victims in Four States ATLANTA, GA., Aprip 25.?Up t0 12 o'clock to-night the dead and injured jn Friday's tornado are reported as follows: Louisiana?Dead, 99; injured, 350. Mississippi?Dead, 183; injured, 650. Alabama?Dead, 31; injured, 113. Georgia?Dead, 25; injured, 100. This makes the dead for four States, 338; injured, 1,213; minor injuries are not included. ? TEW ORLEANS, LA.. April 25.? IV I Probably half a thousand lives I ^kl lost, a hundred or more per _? .^( sons fatally Injured and many times thls number . palnfully hurt, together with a property loss runnlng up iti the milllons, i.s thc record, so far of a series of tornadoes that origlnated ln tho "West two days ago, and sweeplngj across Texas, Okla homa, Arkansas, Louisiana,. Mississippi, Tennessee. Alabama and Georgia, and last nlght left a path of desolatlon and want In thelr wake, serlously In? terrupted communicatlon between citles in the South and brought about chaotlo condltlons ln many smaller towns. ? Mississippi bore the brunt of the storm. Reports from that State indl? cate that the loss of life there will hc by.far the Breotest of any sectlon through which the storm passed. Esti? mates of those who lost thelr llves a? a result of tornadoes ln Mlsslsslppl, place the death llst near 300. wltli 1,000 or more injured. In Texas, Louislanii. Alabama and Georgla, the death'llsts are also large, wlth loss of llfe In Arkansas nnd Tennessee. Authentlc information ls ln many lnstances lacklng. owing to the erlpplod facllitles ' for communica? tlon, and the lack of time to form any? thing Hke an accurate estlmate of, tlio damage. People I.eft Helpless lll half a doren communltles martlal law has been declared, so terrlblo wiik the destructlon and so helpless are the strlcken people left by the dls aster. Serlous disorders have occurred In several places, lncludlng Amlte, Lu. Loottng and other crlmes have beon reported, but these lnstances have been on the whole rare. Several places have Issued speci!*.l appeals for ald, and ln Mlsslsslppl Gov? ernor Noel has been asked to provldo tents for the homeless ln regions deso lated. The most utter mlsery of overy sort was found to-day at Purvls, Mlss.. by rellef partles. Desplte the fact that of the 2.50O Inhabltants, whlch thla llttle town boasted yesterday morn? lng, there rematned only about 900 to day, still there wero not sufflclent ac commodatlons * tn Ihe wrecked vlllago for even the wounded. Old negro mammles and littlo black chlldren lay wounded and helpless under the broll? lng Southern rays of the sun. The greater part of Purvls popula? tlon to-day were refugees ln Hattles burg and Lumberton, Mlss., about 15) of them belng badly Injured. 'Of thoso iv ho remalned ln town many appeared dlstracted, and told remarkable storles of the number of thelr fellow towns peoplo who had been kllled. Somo gravely asscrted that a thlrd of tho populatlon was dead. Many hurried funerals were had to day, and a count of the vlslble dead rcvealed only thlrty-four, about half of them negroes. Many other negroes were reported killed ln the vicinity of Purvls. Frtuliiful llavoc "Wrouglit. The manner in whlch the tornado acted at thls vlllage was apparently calculated to unbalanco the reasoning powers of some of its wltnesses. In? stead of entertngr the town at one slde and passlng out at the other the storm whlttled and sec-sawed about. Once or twice. judgtng from the lay of the debrls to-day,"the. wlnd veered (ri much ns nearly to double on its trall. The result was terrlble for the In habitants, many of whom wore caught and elther Injured or kllled after thiy had apparently escaped. Scores sought safety ln running', and: the story ls told of a young woman who ran away from tho storm as lt struck one street corner. but who was kllled as fftn* reached the next corner, where some tlmbers fell on her. Tlie usual fl'eaks were played by the wlnds, one roof havlng hoen trnnsferred from a houso to a noarby buildlng. Twenty-seven prisoners were in the llttle town Jail. The roof was lif ted completely off thc Jt.Il. leavlng rain and debrls beating ln upon the exposed prisoners. None ot the prisoners was serlously injured. The total loss at Purvls was to-day estlmated at *200,000. The State to nlght ls furnishlng tents, neigbj-oring towns supplies. and with martial law the town Is practlcally safe from loot Ing. Dentlin nnd l.onses. Dead not previously reported are: In Lake vicinity of Angle and Frank Un ton: .Mrs. Branch and" seven chil? dren: three negroes. ln Jefferson county, Mlss.: Nlnetean negroes, verlfled by burlal records to day. In tho vicinity of Church Hlll. Mlss.: Five negroes, and total dead in that section, forty negroes. The loss at Amlte, La., was estl? mated to-nlght at close to $500,000. In' Washlngton parlsh tho loss was estimated at between $500,000 and ?1. 000,000. Washington parlsh is in the logglng country, and much of th<v loss thero ls in tlmbor. GEORGIA TOWNS SWEPT BY STORM AND TWENTY-FIVE REPORTED KILLED ATLANTA, GA.,- Aprll 25.?As a re? sult of ' tho storm . whlch last nlght swept Into Georgla, aftor havlng done extenslve damnge ln Loiilslana, Mls? slsslppl and Alabama, twcnty-flve per? sons are dead, and at least 100 were 'i-.Jured, while many qthers recelved brulses and scratches front flylng do* brls ln a dozen towns-ln-thls State. Tho storm, whlch flrst appeared in this State at Columbus, on the Alabama line, seems to have moved ln a north easterly dlrectlon,. striking the towns of Chlpley. Harris, La Orange, Grlflln. McDonough, Locust Orove, Cedartown and Cave Springs. whllo a portlo . of lts fury was felt ln' the eastern sub? urbs of Atlanta shortly after mldnlght. At Cave Springs, near Rome, where the largest loss of llfe occurred, nlnc persons were kllled and nine injured, while a score of negroes aro reported to have been more or less badly brulsed. In thls viclnlty the wlnd swept a pnth a mlle wlde and Ilve mlles long from the outskirts of ? Cave Springs, tn a southwesterly dlrectlon, to l-.nmatle. There is not a house left standlng in the storm-swept area. Hearn's Aead? emy, at Cave Springs, was badly dam aged. At Cameo two negro sectlon hands were kllled and one whlto man ls re? ported dead at Stlnson. At CoUimbus, Mrs. Vlin Norrls antl her daughter were kllled by the destruction of a pavlllon at Nortii Hlgh lands. Thu property los_ ln this seittlon will be heavy. Cotton Mlll Sectlon Swept. Griffin reports that threo white wo? men were kllled und elglit white per? sons injured and a property loss of $50,000 sustalned, Tho piitti ?f tin. storm ttt thls point wns Olreutly over tho cotton mlll nml cottager* of tlu mlll operatives. Twenty-fivo of theso cottages woro ontirely ciomollsheil, Tii<' boiler und ongino room mul tho roof of the card room of the Kuslitown mllli were blown .away, na was the oonimls eary, room. The Oak Hill BaptUt Church and Yevot Chapol wero de? stroyed, while a scoro of other butld | Ings sustalned great damage. Physl? clans of tlie clty rushed to the scene lot cUsaster and gavo prompt relief ta i tlie Injured, wlio were moved to lms jpltnls. Hundreds were brulsed and out by flylng mlssiles. A public moetlnii was held lato to-day to ralse funds fo: I the Injured. I At Chipley, Mrs. Frank Hopkins and I Mrs. Fbrrestev und ten negroes were kllled, while tlie husbands ot the two women were serlously Injured. Practl? cally overy business houso ln Chipley was more or less damaged. The hotel, ln whlch there wero eleven guests, was blown down, but none of Its occupants was ijjjured. All the warehouses wero damaged, and not a negro house ls left standlng. Tha residence of H. A. Middlobrook was llfted from Its foun dutlons, carrled 150 yards and depos Ite-d ln Its new positlon without being damaged, The depot and three frelght cars were blown away at Harris, a small utatloii, three mlles from Chip? ley. One report says that slx whlte persons nml two negroes were kllled at that place, Engineer Samuel Nelsler, of Abbe ville. S. C.; aml a nogro brakeman were kllled, nnd Firaman C. G, Brown serlously Injured when a frelght traln on the Seiihourd Air Line ran Intq a Washout nt Tiirkci". slxteen miles from Atlanta, early to-day. TcloKninli Wire* Down. ? Reports from other polnts suifffcrlng froni the toriindo ure comlng In very slowly. tetegraph nud telephone wires havlng been prostrated ln all dlreetlo'is. The storm wns lirot felt in Atlanti* shortly aftor midnight, when numeroua houses ln iho southeastom seotlqn of tho clty were unroofed, Tho storm then jumped nearly a mlle to ihe east em edge of tlie suburbs, where thpe houses were demolisUod. A vlvtc** ?*?, i