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? continued on 1 pages 5 and 6 Handwriting Experts Shatter the; Measurements of M. Berti?on. ; - ONE CANDID WITNESS \ In 1804 II? Wim AirntiMl lircj tn?, bin WmKuir Cnnvlticfd ?I His liin?? eenoo ? Nweurit Knorlinsy Wr?i? ihn Bordereau ? Ailmlmllon !'<>r Mojsr Freyataeticr-facta oppos? ed io liil'crcii<-e? l'iiriiMli?il Hie Court t?.v Geuorul .Hcrclcr, (V.y Telegraph lo Vtrglnlnn-Pilot.) Renne?, Aug. 28.?The balance of. ibe evidence lo-duy, for u change, was in favor of Dreyfiii*. Five witness a were for lilin ami two ufjalnsl liliu. Tin most Interesting testimony wad thai of Chief Handwriting Expert Charayay, who had come to declare he hud changed entirely his opinion, which, In jsiil. was against and rioiv is in favor Dreyfus, whom he to-day atiirincd was not ill-- author of the bordereau. Ills candid .f< asidn ?>! ? rrdr wua received with inurniers ot satisfaction iu court; which i> caiho dlflcrc ; ap? plause, in spite "f c >). Jouiiust'i pati hi , disapproval when h" soiohmiy added: I "I declare hi re; oil my ; iuI ami coh pclenee, thai lite bordereau iwaa written by Kstciiiasy. A ?NB-SIDED A1111A N? 1EM BNT. The Important Im dentj however. Was Col; JiUIUUSt'tJ aeijiil ? -encc I" .Ma? jor Carriere'iS request tliat a rogatory cnnithlttee b(i instru teil to take. Col. l'aty de < 'I nn'- deposit. u. The initial eaine pur ly fi tin the Gnv ernmenl commissary, Maitro Labor! and Dcihnnge having no faith In sileii ii. measure, because it allows Du I'.tty do Clnhi to escape eross-exiunlnation, which Is tin only tliin? Worth havlnn in the present communications. Du l'aty tie Clam being a wltnei f??r (lie prosecution, Major Can e re w. , simply prepare a list of questions which an ux om'nlnic magistrate will pul to Uu Paly ilo Clam at Iii? residence, and no body! supposes that ihe witness will he very much embarrassed by the Interroga? tories. TIIK MANLY FREYSTAETTBR. To-day the central figure in ihe court- ward, which Is ihe meeting jiiac'i I for all Ihe lending personages of trial! during the suspension of sessions, ivns Captain Freyslnetter, who was the subject of many Haltering remarks I ui. his manly an.I soldicrly-liki bear? ing. Indeed, (ho Interest Iii him was. so great that son... persons waited nil n Ig lit long outside ihe door ..r the court in order to obtain standing i aim in ihe rear pan .f the enuri-room, in tin- hot,. ,,f s,., ;n^ him at lo-daj - Hitting, an Impression having gone nbrond that he might bo recalled, Ills mod.:-! ai d frank manner in? spired admiration in ail except tin Generals and Ihe other military wit? ness for the prosecution, who rtceined I h fin Id of him and scowled In his di? rection from tin- other side of the court-yard. Captain Freyi tietter; will no( remain hero until the end of tin trial, btil will leiivc Renn h in n i- . j M. DeFreyclnet, former Minister of War, arrived this evening ami will testify to-morrow. RE RT 11 /LON'S I ? N FA HIN RS S. M. Parny-Javol, the draughtsman; called hy the defense Saturday to re? fute the testimony of M. tiertiili n, Ihe famous nnthropoineter.resumed It ;? i. tlmotiy at the opening of , riurt this morning and with the tissisd ihce of n black-board, proceeded to show the fallacy of tl.atculatioh of M. Ber tlllnn and the inter's Unfairness in hoi submitting tho hnhdwrltiiig of Ester hazy to the same iests .i* ihe prisoner. He d. glared, however, thai even if M. Rertillon had done so the results would not have proved anything. The wit? ness, however. Insisted ihiit M. Hertil? len had adopted a vicious) method in old mnklng n partial experiment", IMAGINARY IRREG ULARITI F.S. Continuing, M. Piirny-J?vnl i?r.I ?d Io show (hnl (hi geometric i?gu InrWIes alleged by M. Rertillon did nnl In reality exist. He pointed ..m n number .,f Irrcgtilnrltles In the hand? writing of th.. bordereau and *ai i ! ?nnje Irregularities wer<.i ?<?? i y noticeable In Estorhnssy's cal ? TT* ahm contendeiT that ihe nlli r >d i Ulnviiy Of the keyword "Inti .-si" w is only approximate and proceeded t.i il? lustrate his arguments oh the bin k bo.Trd. showing that nl! of M. Hertll Inn'fs proofs applied as equally ? , terliasy as t.> Dreyfus. Finally, M, Paray-Jnval de Inred that M. licitII lon'.s measures id Ihe ?word "Interest." Tihl;rt served ns ihn basis of lite whole system, was entirely false and there? for* M. nertillon'fl entire Kystom ?'falls to ihe ground and no linger exists." (Grtni sensation.) WORTHLESS DEDl't "I'll >N3. T>tis witness, who bad awakened ihr interest of his h.arers. sti il that the bordereau could not hnv< lieon traced nddlng that it was an it11 Iii nossi bllity. He then proceedi 1 ' llnstrntc why this ivns the case nnd In prove 'ii> falseness .-f M. Bcrtillon's de lu ?;' ui-. in connection M. Pa 'ity Jnval sa d. nmiii laughter, that ho though) M. Rertillon was n very int Uli; ini n; but that his system Was : ;i and I e, the \vltnes3, was couvint ?! that ehly self-esteem prevented :?f. Rertillon fror,) admit;inp his , i: ?? MORE FALSE CALCULATIONS M. Bernard, an Insnea r .he mines, who took his honors ,:t ihe polytechnic School, whi f.oM6wcj M. Parjiy-Javal nl the w'tinosji hnr, -;:l he appeared to refute a portion of M B< r tlllqn's evidence, which v,.i< based on fa'sf enl" illation--. Witness sa.d he >va> gtcaly cur prised that M. BerllUon thought ftt to have recourse to psychologic^'* argu- j mriiis to prove: First, that the bordi renu waa fabri? cated. Second, That the methods which might have been employed In writing certain wordo were such as to consti? tute proof against Dreyfus. BORDEREAI NOT FABRICATED. Al. Bernard atea said lier*was aaton Ished at the fact that Al. Bertilton had undertaken to account for the shape of letters and the apace between word*. There was hot 1.25 millimeter as al? leged by M. Bertlllun, hut one dot, 1.66. Moreover, Ihe writing t >r toe bordereau was natural and rhythmitlc, while iisj character and also showed it was not; written by either a short-sighted or a long-sighted person. The tvltnasa then proccedc I lo Illustrate photographically his contention that the bordereau was not a fabricated document. In con? nection AI. Bernard exhibited to the Judges a plati representing a page of current handwriting uiid said: "If it is examined by Al. Bertlllon's system it will show certain peculiarities, which would not he of tii ' kind found upon tin- exhibition of fifty million other documents. Al. Itertlllon would, inure fore, say it was fabricated, But In- would In wrong, for l borrowed the page front n report written by M. Ber tIIIon himself. Ill.'l.TII.I." ?N SA T UT?< >N". AI. Berti!:.in demanded permission to reply to tlii! witness, and Col; Jouausl !: "1 i anno: grant your request, atid l wiP not grant such permission t-> any of the n experts, except in the case >>f a personal explanation." M, Itertlllon: -'l Wish to speak of Hie manner in which I roconalinicted the !? ii d. III." C<il. Joiiaust: "Why. you are dis? cussing the case. I cannot allow you to speak except in regard to a personal f a c t .' * n AM iTHEIt WITNESS. Al. Toys nlers followed, lie said he hd In n d In all r. pects to his report dated October S??, isiM, In which lie' ex? pressed th-' opinion that tie- bordereau was the \ynrM Of tin- writ, r uf the dtKMt iii' iits s. lst< it at the prisoner's rcsldi in ? . For purposes of eoiiKiurls ??. Hie wit ie ss lengthily criticised the bordereau letter by letter, pointing out rcaem id neos t?i the prisoner's handwriting. In conclusion, Al. Teyssonlercs said In- thought .; Impossible, more than tangible, i :i< ns that those induced him to ib.- bill.'- nun he honed the court would share- (Sensation;) ? It. ion int.? lh.urt, witness said in- hnd noticed ihe prisoner's, hand? writing was illegible, und he had never .-?ell tlic document ascribed to Dreyfus. A PLEA FOR TIME. The ropy nf the bordereau made by Dreyfus was then handed lo Al. Teys? sonlercs, who declared it had never been given t.> him for purpose of compari? son. (Sensation.) Tin- witness lidded that he would re ?llllre three days to give an opinion on It. No could n..' conclude his exami? nation mi the si t. He must have i line. Here a member of Hi.- oourtrmnrtlal. giving tl:.- results >>: his examination .?! '.be bordereau, remarked: "The letter T is alway s Isolated, even at the beginning of words." To i hi- M Teyssonlercs replied that this peculiarity was also found in tlii I rlsoner'a hiindw riling'. DREYFUS MAKKH A REQUEST. When ho was invited to renly t i lh. witness, Dreyfus said Al. Teyssoitleres' ronmrks seemed lo him ciulte Incorrect, and that in order to reply in'nperly he Mho prisoner) must have the docu? ments under bis eye?; As regards the criticism on the subject of paragraph? ing. Dreyflia added: "I in g :o reply Mint otic, does not make a fresh paragraph except when !?? Inning a hew Idea. Every time I begin a new Idea in anything 1 write I make a phritgraph." The prisoner. Ill conclusion, asked I lie PresiUeni of Court to request the witness, beton- ho retired, to produce the documents furnished :?? hlin for . mparison, of which the defense had no knowledge, ilonel Jouausl: "('ertninly." Al. TeysBohieres thereupon ad led that on referring lo his report of ivn be found he had concluded the writer had n item pled lo disguise his handwriting, but that towards ihe end he hod re? lapsed into his original handwriting The witness having begged lenve to speak of a personal fact, addressing ihe Judge he Bald: v "Before veil I am only a witness, but (turning towards Ho- defense) i to:.' ihis other tribunal l am, perhaps, an accused person." Colonel JotiHiist: "Not ftt all; yo? ate not itemised." AI. T yssonlerres: "1 am anxious In the person." Here the witness picked up a news? paper, will Ii he had brought with him, ?tid began to read, whereupon Colonel j Jounust said: "You cannot read n newspaper,*' "i- is a newspaper, it is true." re? plied M. Tevssenlerres, "but it is also the report of Al. Bnllol de Roouprlo." Colonel .Tonnst: "We have no n.i to consider Ihe reports of the Judge. The Incident is closed." Al. CM AR AVA Y AO A IN. After a brief suspension ,.f ihe ses? sion, the court resumed hearing testi? mony, and Al. Charavay, the archivist and expert in ancient mafiuscripls, was calied to Hie witness bar, Ills deposition was so inaudible that he had to be reo tu st. ?! to sp.ak up. "In ISO!," said Al. Chnrnvay, "l. with twO eollengues, though a.-ting upon separate Instructions, were commis? sioned to ex..mine tin- bordereau and a number of d >cumonts for comparison, unsigned, and in different handwrit? ings. I examined first the Intiter docu? ments and by (fho process of eliminat? ing, fixed ut.on one res imbllng the bor? dereau, i was then furnished with spe? cimens of the handwriting in question, lull wan not (old the name of writer. 1 nskeri if the documents could bn re? garded as genuine and was tol 1 the place from which it eminated, which could tint bo mentioned by mo, and which eonid leave no doubt in regard to Its value. FORMER DISPOSITION FAULTY. "Now. I must Inform the court, thai in the view of the fact that handwrlt , Ing which was not produced in ism. and which is evidently akin to the ; handwriting of the bordereau and the tC-Jt.untied on Fifth Page.) LOSS OF LIFE IN GREAT FIRE Blaze in the Orphans Asylum of St, Agnes Convent, FOUR PERSONS ARE DEAD Klvo Nerlousljr ?ml Tvreuiyollve Kllnlilly Injured?Heroism oi ilic NlBlcra - Mm? Building* llr.triijnl ami inn 14vp* oI 'Ihren llmidrrd nut I I weniy*alx: Children Imperil* led ?Hrnre Act ol intern Vcnr- j Ul?l Hoy. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Spnrklll, N. Y.. Aus 2S. -Klrc that br kc out at l o'clock tin:- morn lue <le Htroycd nine <<f the t n buildings of Saint Agnes Convcnl and Orphunuge, ontulling a loss <?f $150,000 and causing tin- dentil of four persons. The dead a i e: Hob n Brow n. up d 0. Ihmha Mai kin, tig< d 7. "Jam ." a pcnslom r, aged Tit. Mary Kate McCarthy, aged 2S. nes so mi I almost n miracle. She was cut oft on (lie fourth lli>'?'.\ ninl elected to Jump from her window rath? er than plunge Into the furnace that had onci heen tt ?tlrway. She climbed out <m the sill und UaJsn, seizing the shutter, swung out clenr of^tlie build - lug. Tin n she leased her hold. She struck tin ground squarely upon her feet and was uninjured. TWO ItAHY ItOYS UKSCUKD. The tire reached the girls' dorhiitory last, hut once it i i ik hoi I of the build? ing it burn- d Hi reely. Most of tue girl* w< re "ti the upper lloors, and it was with the greatest difliculty that ihey were gotten out. Shortly after the last ot tiie res i rs '.-ft the second dornil? tory there wad a . minting ot head - an 1 the discovery was made that two baby buys were, missing. John Cody, a IS- ] year-old boy, mado straight for thp door, paying no heed to the warnings ? >f dim,.!, a manne later Cody came flushing out of the building, under . i, h arm carrying one of the missing boys. dka i'Ms i i:? >m Fiiiairr. The slsl rs and children we're con? veyed by teams to the lilaUvelt convent. As far as known but on,- person actual? ly perished in the lire itself. That was ''Jane," tin old pensioner, aged 70, who was asleep in the servants' quarters. Heleii Hrown and Kninui M i kin died from convulsions that resulted from fright. Kale McCarthy was a servant in the e.mvent, und had organic heart trouble. She w;>s badly frightened, and died later in the day. It Is beliovi 1 Thos. Murphy and ICmhry Ki vn both es? caped from the the. im: thai tie- former became demented, and is leading the other through the woods. There were 326 children in the orphanage, six? ty ? >!* whom were girls, ami their ages ranged fr? tu 2 to Pi years. Would-Be Suicides ForsakG Laud? anum For Rough on Rais, HON, W. A. JONES COfVliNC A Young .Vinn ArreHpil in Snll'.ilk tor Kn lull 11 lit It it'll mo ml I.ml lei - W I lo Dr?*rlrj Her llnfcbnnil lor dir Smso ? otigrptumiin June? iro'iii? Iii vi l nt tun Im M|ienli in [?Inn?'lie* Ii r -Kev, l?r. Urown I'm Imngcd. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Ulelimond, Va., Aug. 2S.?The suicide mania which lias existed in this city for some week*, which last wool; i >.>k the method of laudanum, has adopted poison for it:? conveyancer Uiis week. The ambulance surgeons yesterday, by hard w irk, saved Mr. Thotmm Robin? son from a voluntary dose of rough oh-rats; and Allan Morris, a colored stableman, was to-day relieved, with n pump, of |, ..s ,n supposed to have been taken with suicidal Intent. M. BERTILLON AND HIS ANTHROPOMETRICAL INSTRUMENTS kno'n fte'w^ i"torc8l i? ,ho Dreyfus ease. I. well ears and other portions of ,??. Vi ninsft an.to. ? ?? , V,' E'.h? w?t,f???*?????"?!?. The arms, Unhands, feet, eompnniod hv fi ll fare ami profile nhotoeraX Ern? measurements ?re p|?w,| ,?., ,. u eard which is itc ..me .is those of another ?le mi he at n by mean if I he I L"? V" ' !? T?n?T*5!2 ?'hei,,? "rc ?Gerthe tovrerer, whether M. Uertillou is as creut VC/r\ !," l" 1??"''??? ">?? wnsWernhie doubt, _ cM>crt Chirograph? as be is iu authropouietric.l records of criminals; The missing arc: Theresu Murphy, nged 16. Mai v Brown, ngi 'l I The seriously Injured arc: si?ter Sienna, shock ami collapse; Steter Marie, burns ami concussion; Sister Bertrand, concussion of spine and shock; Sifter Kntheriric, arm broken; Hannah Shae, leg broken, Twenty-five Inmates were Injured l>s- falls, jumps and burns, but none seriously. HEROISM OP SISTERS That more lives were ji?>r lost was due to here ism of the Sisters and sohl i of the older Inmates. When the lire broke out the ton Inmates of Or- insti? tution were asleep. M< st of them were gotton out in alm< st perfect! order, but a score who risked (heir lives to save otto rs were finally foi ?? d t i Jimii> from the upper stories or make desperate dashes through stairways and corridors filled with Maine.? and smoke. PROGRESS OF THE FIRE, The lire was discovered in the lava? tory nnd soon spreai : i :'!? adjoining buildings, attacking firs! a lorir.l ?ry in which 200 of the cllsr boys Slept. An excellent tire drill enabled them easily to escape. By that time the second dormitory, where the smaller boys slei>:. was ablaze. The older lad- made a dash foi the building, and were soon carrying the smaller on, ? out. MIRACULt >US ESCAPE. A dozen sisiers were cut off in the upper stories of (he convent building They were forced to the windows, and While some climbed out to the others knelt at the easements in pray? er. Engineer Otto placed a long la? der agninst the outer wall and res >uc l a half dozen. Six were force I to jump for their lives and. fortunately, all but Sister Bertrand escaped without s.vi ous injury. The escane of Sister An-' SHOT FROM AMBUSH. '.Ott. CALVIN BARNES MORTALLY WOUNDED. (By Telegraph t? Vlrglnlnn-Pllot.) char!.Hi.-. X. <'., Aug. - A Bpe la! to the Observer from Wilson, N. C, ??ays: Captain Calvin Barnes, .1 1 unlheht dtlzen of iliis town, was snot iu the back about 7::to to-night on the side >f tin; road .1 half mile from Wilson, while returning In a huggy from Ins farm, act.ipanled by t?v.> little grand Children. The bullet was an old-fash? ioned one-ounce rninnle boll, evif"#ittly t<hi?t from ambush. The shot entered the left shoulder and passed entirely through the body. At !? o'clock Capt. Barnes Is sinking. A special train has been sec?ri d t 1 bring bloodhounds from Northampton. Crowds on the street are discussing the crime and everything will be done to capture the (lend, who in thought to be a white man. A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. NINE PEOPLE KILLED AND FOUR? TEEN INJURED (By Telegraph ;.. Virginian-Pilot.) Chicago, ill., "Aug. 28?Twelve sli 1 arches, each weighing Ihlrty-threc tons, which were to have supported the tiperstructure Of the Coliseum build? ing, in course of erection nn Wnbash ? v.-nue. between Fifteenth and Six teenth streets, fell t.- (ho ground late ?bis evening. As a result of the aeel lent nine men are dead, two mis i:g. ( in- fatally injured and ten badly iiut. All of the twelve arches tyerc standing, the twelfth and last having been cotm.k.cd to-day. ARRESTED IN SUFFOLK. Ii. .i. Howard, ?Iiis It. ?I. Downing, wad in ought hack here this evening from Suffolk, on tin- charge of swin II ng i number of ladles In this city by in -inn of securing their money for i , !i.hi and teaching tiiem a tailoring Rystetn. He secured tha pay in ad-1 vance, hm dl I hot < omplo.te the les? sons of tarnish the charts, ami wan found opet itlrig In Suffolk In the same manner under .1 different name. II' i\v LI ?I lATED. Howard m a tall, large man. with light hair and eyes, ami very large hands, s.x v.ks ago he appeared In this cltj ml boarded at 701 Bant M irshall street, and seemed well off. as1 he had plenty ??: money. He claimed that he was selling cutting and lil? ting charts, and teaching the ladle* jailoring system. Ilm charges were $25 for ;iie churt, and the lessons were free. Hi- secured many pupils. ... h ?all - >y that his chan and methods exi II nt. He left Richmond Prt. day n lit, leaving behind him a board bjll tor one week nt Mrs. A. II. Itodgi n?. 7(J1 K.ist Marshalj street, many charts i,< be delivered, and lessons to be given. Ills an Hi was a. uniiillshed by a pe? culiar ? ii iimstance, Mr. j. r. \Vinecoff came to lllchniond Saturday from Suf : ,k und stopped at Mrs. Itodgera' boarding-house. He heard Mrs. Hodgers and several young ladies, who were Howard's pupils, talking about Howard !?? lug missing and the charts v. hleh hi; w as selling. Mr. Wlliecoff sai l th.it lie had seen a man named Downing, selling the same charts in Suffolk, and when ho des rlbetl Downing the ladies at mice i-.gnlzcd Howard. Mr. Wlnecoff went With ;hc ladies to the Chief of. Police hhd swore out n warrant for Howard j pr Downing, anil the ch ? i unmunl- 1 clvted with Suffolk und shortly after wards received a notice of hlfi arrest. TWO VICTIMS. Among Howard's pupils is .1 lacjy who l"st $15 by li * leaving. She an? swered an advertisement In regard t> the system, arid Imriiedintely 1 1 a call'from Howard it Offered her a position to travel with hint a $10 pel week and expenses j?he asked her father about the mutter, who was na> ' turally not so favorably Iriipressed. Howard called and explained the whole mailer to the father, and said that all ] the daughter would have to pay was the price of a chart. The father si i that he did not have the $25 .1: hand, and Howard agreed to take the lady and her friend, who wished to go. it $15 each, and the arrangements were completed. The lady's friend paid her money at once and received the chart. The other lady did not pay untiT the Wednesday liefere ho left, but both ;;irls received their lessons regularly from the day of their agreement; A HUANG KID T? > UK AVK 111 ?MB. Il>wurd toltl the young ladles to make their arrangements to len\ Itichmoiid on last Friday n got : r Philadelphia via Norfolk, an 1 tn young Indies did so. shortly before the hour of departure arrived one lady re eel veil a note from Ii iwurd, saying that they would not be able to leuvo until; Saturday, as all his business had riot been settled. Since then the young ladles have not hud eyes on hint, and did not know wheie ho was until lie was describi d by Mr. Win.IT. Howard sold .1 Ind.v of ibis city one Imlf Interest In the Itichmoiid business tor $60, and one of the young ladles Were t, st;l!' witll her While the other went with him. Anotli.-r young lady paid $25 and re? ceived the chart and the lessons as long ns In- was in town. A Church Hill la.lv paid him $10 and only received three lessons. Howard cave his iiaip.0 to one lady ;? - IV O Downing, hut tft's was the oniv Instance in which he changed hie name in Richmond, mi .vis \ win:. A ease where a wife left her husband to go oil the stage has .iust COIHO to liuht here. The woman, who played in Richmond this summer with a vaude? ville troupe, was the wife of Kdwnrd 1.. Wclnner, of Philadelphia, s ?nie time ago she vanished from home and her husband did not know w lo re sh was until he received a letter from tier1 under date of Richmond, Vll, It read as follows: "My Dear Husband - I don't Bee nnv necessity of you und 1 living together much longer. Although I am wedded to you I am wedded to the stage, to,,, und 1 love it far more than I ever loved .\oii. There Is no use In you follow ing me tin. as I am well nrovlded for. "Your Wife! lor I hope not long." Wclnnor has begun suit for divorce in Philadelphia. All:. JONES T<> SPEAK. lion. Win. A. .Ion. ?< w ill speak In ! Manchester Wednesday night. He sol signified his intention in a communi? cation to Mr. Augustine Royall this1 morning in reply to a request from that gent Ionian and a number of other ad? mirers. Air. Jones will cine to Manchester at great Inconvenience to himself. -Hi will come directly from Washington. Friends of both the candidates for the United States Sen..1 ? are anxious to hear Mr. Jones, and many expressions of pleasure have 1.n heard since Air. Jones has consented to come to Man? chester. BRIEF m ENTK 'N'. Air. Nathan Kaufman, father of Alt'. I. II. Kaufman, a leading llierchn .: ? Richmond, died lids morning at Col? orado Springs. Col. Air. Robert I.. Wiley, who was pro? bably Hie oldest railroad man in Vir? ginia In point of icrvlce, .c least, died Sunday at tho Chesapeake and Ohio railroad hospital, In Clifton Forge, In the 76th year of his age. Death was ? lue to Infirmities incident to oi.i age. H<- was actively engaged in his work until Apt II of this year. DR. RROWN'S CONDITION. The condition of Rev. Dr.A. C Hrown remains unchanged, lie still rot nJ 118 considerable strength, but it is not thought he can live very long. stopped a wedding TWO TAR-HEELS ABDUCT A BRIDEGHOt >M. (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.1 Raleigh, N*. ?'. Amr. 23.?A special to the Newa an I Obs irver from Durham, N. C, says: Rufus Si ?gglns arid James Parker, two young tm n of East Durham, are to be tried to-morrow a: '.'::'.?) o'clock on a warrant charging theili with con? spiracy. The young' men are supposed t.? be the ones who kidnapped Da Had Scbggln* while he was en his way from one i torn of the house t.? another io be marr ed t > Alattie Creel. The war? rant:; reads as follows: "K'lt'tls Hi ogglns, James Parker. COn? splrai v. did unlawfully,wilfully and fel? oniously stop a marriage ceremony by violently snatching the groom, Dallas Scogglns, from the side of Iiis wOlfld b< bride. Mat tie Creel, and forcably carrying him a way, tins being done as the couple was marching on to'be united In wedlock." Sheer I'nbrlcnllun* I xpoieil. (By Telcgrai h : v rg nian-Pllot.) Charleston, S. ?', Aug. SS.?James Sprunt. of Wilmington, N. ?'. writ s to the Nows arid C lir Or as follows: "To the Editors of the-News ami Cou? rier: "Our attention has been directed to th-> Item in the News and Courier, taken from the Brooklyn Eagle, with reference t" an alleged effort on our part t>> induce a number ./f our negro . ioi 'ess employes :?> return to Wil riiington, We have also seen other statements lo the same effect and we desire to stale tli.it we wer- no: even aw.no that Green was in New York or : anywhere else in the North, and that ' we ha\o never authorized him n r any one else to indue- any refugees to r<_ turn to Wilmington. "The res: of the stories told bv the tto-called refugees are. as it w< II known her.-, sh.-. r fabrication. (Sign.ill "JAMES SPRI NT. 1 "President Champion Compress QiW' He Returns From Unsucessful At? tempt to Reach North Pole. PROVISIONS FOR ANDREE Ho Gives hu Acconul ??f IIit Esnlorn* lions In Friinx JomcI I.nutl-Frn VislOIIK Left FOr (lie llnrhi; Vitii mini Mere Found Untouched ?A Moieinu Compact Kept?A l'rcclpl? title Itetrent-Wbai Ii o Nnw( Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) Hull, England,Aug. IS.? Walter Well man. tlio lender ot tho Wellman Polar I \, dltion, who returned to Trdmaoe, Norway, August IT. utter hav ing suc? cessfully completed explorations in Plan;-. f land, arrived here to-day. He walks with the aid of crutches, his t ?h leg, which was seriously injured. In a fall in the snow-covered crevasse wlllle In- was leading his party, still belli); useless. The explorer was ac? companied by the American members i : i)e- . \:? .licmi who arc; well. In an with a representative of the \-- i i i'. Mr. Wellman said t ( hji: t . k expedition; "The object of the expedition was Id the '? ir.pl exploration of Pinna .1 -? f land, of which the North and Northeast imrts were previously unknown, and to r< ai h 11 high latitude, or . veil the pole it-elf. "The object was successfully nc complishuil. The second would have, !>.?? n 111 hiev? d. at least t>> 11 greater ex? tent than by previous explorers, but for tip. nci Uli :i- myself." The pr visions U ft for Prof. Andree. ib.. missing urenoaut, were found by Mr. \\. iin an untouched. After leaving letters about Ids own expedition and taking a. collapsible ii ??> e with him, Mr. Wellman proceed? ed due east to Cape Teg"thoff. and ar? rived there .ltd;- so. iS'.is. There the party landed all the- stores and the steamer n turned to Norway. I.'NDKI! STARS AND STRIPES; "We established our headquarters In.? the little house hroiight%froni Ji.ckson's headiiuarters." continued Mr. Wellman, "over which Hew '.he Stnrj and Str? es." Mr. Wellman dispatched Llcutennnt ::. It Italdwln. of the United States Wenther Hurenll. with an expedition North, intending to follow him in a few ? lays. He was unable to proceed, how? ever, and italdwln. after establishing an oui'.pnst. named for President Mc? Kinley, in latitude SI, left it In ohargn. of two volunteers, Ventzen and RJuer vig ami returned to Wellman's head? quarters. Mr. Wellniun. FebruarV 1?. 1S91. with 3 three Norwegians, with sledges and dogs, started North. SOLEMN COMPACT KEPT. Mr. Wellman, continuing, said: ??Feb? ruary lit:, lv'.i. I arrived at Port Mc I Klnley. Hjoervig. rille in baud, stood at the mouth of the snow tunnel. He wrung my hand and with teats in his I cy.-s said: ?? 'Poor Ventzen is dead.' "'Of course, you have buried him,' i 1 said. " 'No,' Bjoervlz replied, 'he lies there,' ' pointing to tlie hut. 'I kept my prom? ise.' I "The two men ha 1 made a compact I that in case of the death of cno the j sttrvlvor should keep tho body till help I came, in that little hut th? quick and the (b ad had slept side by side through two months of arctic darkness. "BJoerv'lg said he had managed to keep up his spirits by reciting aloud lbs. n's poetry. "The next day we gathered stones, and under these we buried our dead comrade. A few tilting words were spoken as wo stood around in seventy degree* of frost. "After a delay of ten days the party. Including Bjoervlg. pressed North in sledges, and by March 20th reached S2 degrees ? 1 si of Rudolf island. A PRECIPITATE RETREAT. "Then a seemingly trivial accident turned Hi" satisfactory advance into a precipitate retreat. While struggling ; with the sledged, in rough ice, my right 1 leg Was bruised and sprained by my falling In: ? a snow-hidden crevasse. For tw > days I wi nt on and. unless other accidents had not occurred, i shmil I h ive pressed onward so far that I I would never have been able to rtf turn alive. "For Iw ? or thrco days T stumbled ll ins until I feil Thor* was nothing to do then but get on a sledge and be dragged by the men and dogs to head? quarter*. Forced marches by my de? ? ! ? omrndes saved my life. "Tin nolnt at which we turned back v *9 twenty-flvo miles northwest of ilreeileii Islands, where T>r. Nan.ten hind I in IS03. North :' these Islands photographed three Islands' and some large land, unseen either by Pay, - . N u - n. We nlso found that Payer's so-call d Dove Glacier doeg I not exist. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE**! ( I ASSIF1CATIOM OF NEWS. ttY ?CPART.MF.N Ti Telemoh News?Paees l, 5 and 6. i ocal News ?Pages I, 3 inJ 5. i ditorlal?-Page 4. '? usi'iia News? Pan* 6. North Carolina News- P.ijt* 7. Portsmouth News?Pay i> s. Berkley News ?page 6. \ The W orld of Sport?Paje &, Markets?Page s. ' Mapping?Pige S. 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