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Bis Is trie Opinion ot Botb trie Friends and
Enemies otthe f\6c?sefl
Maitre Labor! Shows This Gloomy Foreboding, but Declines
to Make a Closing Appeal to the Court-Martial in Behalf
of ? the Unfortunate Prisoner?Maitre Demange Pleads
Eloquently For Acquittal?At What Time the Court's
Verdict May Be Expected. -
Renncs, Sept. 8.?Thal'Captaln Dreyfus will be condemned Is the almost
universal opinion heard in Hennea to-night. Hitherto there had always been
a divergence', but now both camps, the Dreyfusards and the antl-Dreyfusards,
fieem unanimous In the conviction that the verdict will go against him.
Upon Just what this is based and the precise reason for the conclusion
are a mystery, but there Is no disguising the fact that, from M. Labori down
. to the numerous Dreyfusards who crowd the hotels and cafes and who last
night were still hopeful that Dreyfus would be saved, all seem now to agree
that his last chance is gone. 1
The one source of hope Is M. Labori himself, w.ho said this evening to the
correspondent of the Associated Press:
"We fear that Captain Dreyfus will be condemned, but we do not Intend
to throw up the sponge. We shall go on fighting for him."
M. Jnures, the Socialist leader and prominent Dreyfusards, expressed a
..similar opinion. Excitement Is at fever heat and nothing Is discussed but
the verdict- to-morrow. ;
The military precautions are of the most elaborate character, and no at?
tempt at disorder is likely to have the slightest success. Orders have been
trouble with an Iron hand.
Indeed, the Inhabitants of the town
stem Indifferent nnd the neighborhood
of the Lycee und the prison Is desert?
ed, save for a few gendarmes. Tho
news of the publication of Count Von
Buelow's speech In the Hotuhsanzelger
reached Rennes to-night, nnd 1r con?
sidered very Important on the eve ot
u verdict, which, In some quarters', it Is
thought will be regarded ns a slight by
Germany if it be n condemnation, as
being tantamount to a public refusnl
?to take the word of Emperor William,
. as hl? minister. .Ja.^jnexcly. his. moutlx-i.
- pieoer
According to the latest report, the
.verdict may be delivered between 3 und
5 to-morrow afternoon, the court ad?
journing after AI. Demange's speech
untK 3 o'clock.
There Is some criticism of AI/ Laborl's
decision not to speak. The friends ot AI.
Demange thinking It bis object to es?
cape his shnro of the responsibility In
the event of a verdict of condemnation.
M. Demange having once seen Drey
? fus condemned under his advocacy,
would naturally llke?M. Labor! to share
the criticism this time, especially as AI.
Lnbori has assumed stich a prominent
part In the proceedings.
A detailed report of the proceedings
Amid Intense silence und holding the
lceenest attention from. the audience,
.Maine Demange, shortly after the
opening of the proceedings of the Drey?
fus court-martial to-day, rose to make
the speech for the defense. His. open?
ing remarks seemed to meet with ap?
"However solemn the occasion may
be," he-declared, "I must at the outset
protest with all my soul against the
allegation which one of 'the witnesses
did not shrink from uttering. This wit?
ness did not hesitate to declare that
whoever advocated the revision of this
case?that Is to say, whoever believed
In the innocence of Dreyfus?was work?
ing against the army and against the
country. I here declare that he does
not know me, and that he does not
know AInltre Lnbori. Neither M. La
bori nor myself would be here if these
statements were true. Let mo tell you
simply this:
"The day on which, nmld the shock
of furious political passions, I saw let
Iopse over our country this tempest of
madness; when I saw everything I ha.d
learned to revere and love since child?
hood Imperilled, I, a Frenchman, the
son of a soldier, endured every tor?
ture. When I turn my eyes towards
Devil's Island, where was burled nllve
one who, from the bottom of my heart,
I believed to be a martyr, I began to
?wonder If d'lvlne justice had not aban?
doned him. Since then I have recov?
ered. I have harkened to the voice of
my conscience^ and have cut-sued an
nndevintlng course, free from nnger and
passion, not heeding hatred or preju?
dice. I have done my duty. You will
do yours, which Is to mete out'Justlce."
Continuing, M. Demange said he
?wiished to clearly define.the prisoner'^
position, saying:
"When the .case of the revision began
Dreyfus was a convict, and serious
presumptions of his" Innocence were
necessary?before the case cotfltl be
taken .up by the Court of Cassation.
To-day It ig for the public prosecutor
to prove his guilt.' Let no one blame
us, therefore,, if we have not proved
the InnocencQ of our client. The task
was not incumbent upon us. it is for
the government ? commissioner to show
he Is guilty of the abominable crime
Imputed to him."
AI. Demange' then protested against
the suggestion that it had been at?
tempted to put Esterhazy on'trial, ex?
plaining that all the defense desired
was that Ute Innocence of Dreyfus
should ? appear dazzling and complete,
and that the court-martial should pro?
claim it. Counsel was satisfied that th<r
Judges of 1804 were honest, like the
present Judges. But if the former had
seen ' Esterhnzy's handwriting they
would have pronounced a' different ver?
Chunsel then entered intp details,
dealing with the Information collected
regnrdlng the prisoner In 189-1. He
"The only real Information Is that
found In the cries from his soul. Even
before his conviction, what was his
firs*, cry?
".'1 will not take my lite, because I
am Innocent!' " .
M. Demange dilated on the prisoner's
increasing protestations of Innocence
and the touching letters to his family,
"In them you see his soul, which
speaks. Alone In his tomb,, he com?
munes with himself. He,cbjjrlahca the
hope o'f' iieelng-'hls'-inriocerice k?Kiiowl
Among the letters 'of Dreyfus read
by M. Domangfi was one, after nssert
Ing his .innocence and declaring he al?
ways served the (rl-color with devotion
and honor, the prisoner complained that
he was treated on Devil's Island like
an ordinary convict. It concludes with
the words'.
"I wish to live."
"That is a soldier's soul!" exclaimed
M, Demange, "and it is that man you
call a traitor. That Is the man who in
your presence restrains his sobs and
his emotions.
"Ah. gentlemen, I would rather de?
fend guilty men who were clever dis?
semblers than an Innocent man who is
too sincere."
Other letters of the prisoner were
read, all breathing the same desire to
live to see his honor restored, though
.the writer was broken down in health
and spirits.
One letter, written in 1S97, appeals to
General de Roisdeffre to lend his gen?
erous aid in securing for the writer's
restoration to the liberty of which he
had been roooea.-?? ? ????
Writing to his brother, the prisoner
"While one or more scoundrels are
walking free, it would be a happy re
lease for me to die, but it would be a
disgrace to Lucille and my chlldren.'-'
Iii his letter the writer- urged his
brother to find the culprits, while care?
fully protecting the interests of the
"Is not that the cry of an Innocent
mnn?" asked M. Demange. adding:
"Yet, though General de Bolsdoffrc
received the letter, ho did not forward
It to Matthleu Dreyfus."
'Five ministers of war,-" said M. De?
mange, "pronounced Dreyfus guilty,
while admitting it was impossible to
produce proofs. General.de Roisdeffre,
General Gonse and General Roget also
affirmed their belief in his guilt. But,
happily, they stated reasons and in
stead of proofs presumption."
Counsel paid an eloquent tribute to
the "honesty of purpose" manifested by
the the generals.
Dealing with the confessions, coun?
sel read the report of Captain Lebrun
Renault, of the Republican Guard, who
had the prisoner in custody previous to
.his degradation, and maintained that
the* exact words of Dreyfus, which were
now known, only reflected Ideas Du
Paty do Clam had previously expressed
to the prisoner, adding that although
Du Paty do Clam maintained the con?
trary, it was certain Imagination had
played a much greater part than rea?
son In the acts of Du Paty de Clam.
It was also significant that the report
drawn up by Du Paty de Clnm on the
day following his Interview with Drey?
fus had disappeared. Du Paty de Clnm,
counsel pointed out, had evidently for?
gotten his remarks to Dreyfus, as he
had forgotten other facts.
M. Demange said he was surprised at
the attitude of General Gonse towards
the alleged confessions and marveled
at the fact that Captain Lcbrun-Re
nault, who was sent to the Elyssee
-Palace expressly to repeat the confes?
sions, did not mention them. It was
likewise inexplicable that General Saus
sier and General Mercler took no steps
to verify the so-called . confessions,
which were lost sight of until M. Ca
vnlgnac sprung them upon the Cham?
ber of Deputies as proof of the guilt of
Dreyfus, The Court of Cassation had
~. - - ' - .."L-.V.
Justly decided that they were not con?
Proceeding to discuss the secret dos?
sier, M. Demange examined the docu?
ments one after the other. He said
that all interpretations of the document
commencing "Doubts proof" were hy?
pothetical, but applied much more eas?
ily to Esterhazy than Dreyfus. It was
so with the other documents.
There was nothing to Indicate Drey?
fus was concerned uny more than any
one else.
In regard to the letters q? November
Z and 11, Bent by Major Panlzzardi to
his chief, it had been alleged that they
proved Dreyfus had relations with Col?
onel Schwartzkoppen, whereas, in real?
ity, Major Panlzzardi merely denied
that -Dreyfus had any relations with
Italy. It was impossible to doubt the
authenticity of these facts. It was ln
credltafcle that Colonel Schwartzkop?
pen and Major Panlzzardi deceived
their governments. Concluding rtn ex?
tended examination of the secret dos?
sier, M. Demange said:
"I have finished my examination of
the secret dossier. All France knows
the worthlessness of its contents. Yet
It is owing to it that the country was
dlstructcd for montlis, and it has been
thought that there were documents
and proofs in it which might bring
France to blows with a neighboring
power. You are now acquainted with
it. The secret dossier has been ex?
"You will pardon me the loss of time
I have Imposed upon you. I will now
take un the circumstantial evidence."
A brief adjournment of the court was
here announced..
Counsel was warmly applauded as he
look Iiis seat.
M. Demange, when the sitting was
resumed, took up successively and
showed the hollowness of the clrcumj
stantlal evidence against the prisoner.
After demonstrating the falsity of the
evidence cf M. de BeaurcDairo's wit?
nesses?Mueller, Dubreull, Villon and
The Imperial Embassy in France
Never Dealt With Dreyfus.
I'rtnce Von Minister ItopooteiUy No?
tlfied Olliclitls ol' tlio Frcucli Oo??
eminent Tliitt llio German .Viiilins
?y Never Mnluinlucil t'.lcbcr l>lrocl.
ly or Indirectly Any Relittloun
lVIIll Itroytn?, uml t'otiut Von Hue
low No Drclnrcn.
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.')
Berlin. Sept. 8?The Iteichsanzelger
this evening, in the official portion of
the paper, publishes the following state?
"We are authorized to rencat here?
with the declarations which the Im?
perial Government, while loyally ob?
serving the reserve demanded In regard
to the Internal matters of another coun?
try, has made concerning the French
Captain, Dreyfus.
"For the preservation of his own dig?
nity and the fulfillment of a duty to
humanity. Prince Von Munster, after
obtaining the orders of the Emperor,
repeatedly made in December, 1891, and
in January, 1S95, to M. Honntaux, M.
clarations to the effect that the Im
Ten Thousand More Troops Will
Be Sent to South Africa.
A Soiut OOJclnl Stntcmont TtintTrnu??
vital (;ovi>riiiiicm'vi.;vit lilapntch
Wns Jiomii nit nil Acccfttanoo <>c
X'ronoaeil Joint Inquiry ? EukIUIi'
Citbtnct Dl causes llio Mluniluii
iSlrotiKly WortlcU Dlaunlcb. Mill
lie Scut Krnoicr,
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.).
London, Sept. 9.?The. Anglo-Trnns
vanl situation wears to-day a more
peaceful aspect. The Associated Press
account of the decisions tnken nt the
cabinet council yesterday (Frldny) are
confirmed from the best sources of In?
formation. In addition to the troops
from India a brigade of four battalions
of infantry is under orders to start for
South Africa Immediately, one from
homo and three from Mediterranean
stations. The sailing of the. Castle
Liner, Harlech Castle, has been can?
celled and the steamer will probably
be employed to transport these troops.
?A?seml-onicial statement comes from
Pretoria through Cape Town to the of
I The Oceanic, which is now making her maiden trip from Liverpool to New York, is 704 feet long, or 24 feet longer
than the Grent Kastern. In beam, depth nnd tonnage the Oceanic is smnllcr than the Great Knstcrn. Nenrlv two vwr.
j wnrn-roquirml ttr-buihlthe Oceanic, and her cost was nearly SC',000.000, She has a crew of 500 men and will carry 1,500
, passengers. It is expected that her speed will be 21 knots. Until she was built the Campania, 025 feet long, was the blg
jgest ocean liner in existence.
Cornusclii. counsel said the only proof
left was the bordereau. Who could
have sent it? Who wrote It? Complete
light could only be shed on it by the
production of the notes enumerated In
the bordereau. This had been said by
General Zurlindcn himself. 'But, coun?
sel asked the court to remember with
reference to those notes that all Gene?
ral Deloye could say was that it. was
not Impossible that Dreyfus might
have possessed them. This was all he
could say when it was a auestion of
high treason.
At the request of M. Demange, the
court, at this juncture, adjourned un?
til to-morrow.
The announcement was made this af?
ternoon that the verdict of courtmarlial
would be rendered to-morrow.
M. Laborl foregoes the right to speak
for the defense, lest by doing so he ir?
ritate the judges and destroy the good
effect hoped, for from the speech of M.
The court, therefore, will deliberate
on the'Conclusion of M. Demange's
speech and the Judgment will probably
be delivered before noon.
1'prii'a Sfw I'rPHldont,
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Lima, Peru, Sept. 8.?Senhor Eduardo
Romana, former Senator for Arequlpa,
was to-dny inauguatcd as president of
the Republic of Peru for the term of
four years in succession of Senhor
Nicholas Plerola. The city Is quiet.
11? v. Jnnic* a - HiiKllck 1>p?i|.
: (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) ?
: Richmond, Va., Sept. 8.?Dr. :
: James Andrew Riddick, father of :
: Dr. James G. Riddick, of Norfolk, :
: and the oldest member of the Vir- :
: ginia Methodist Conference, died ;
: to-night in Petersburg, aged 89 :
: years. :
7M.VV'M '.'?????mm..??V
perial Embassy In Franco never main?
tained, either directly or indirectly, any
relations with Dreyfus.
"Secretary of State Von Ruelow, In
the Reichstag January 24, 1808, made
the following stntement:
" 'I declare In the most positive man?
ner that no relations, or connections of
any kind ever existed between the
French ex-Captain Dreyfus, now on
Devil's Island, and any German
A \nv Ileinertv For Crime
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) |
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 8.?The grand
Jury for the May term, upon being dis?
charged to-day by Judge Dobler, In the
Criminal Court, made the following
suggestion in its report:
"The Dunlshment of death, whether
judicially or Illegally carried out, would
be considered the most effective pun?
ishment for assaulting women which
could bo ?lnflicted: it having failed,
however. In its results, we suggest the
'nameless punishment' and imprison^
ment in all cases of conviction Instead
of hanging.
"This punishment, unquestlonally,
will r>revent the 'criminal from again
committing this crime, and he will be?
come a marked object and a living
warning which, we think, will cause
others of the same brutal propensities
to hesitate before they give way to
their passions."
Tlio llonni In Iron,
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.?
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 8.?No. 1
foundry iron is now quoted at $18 per
ton, with the commodity selling freely
for delivery throughout next year. The
prediction freely made that $20 Iron Is
in sight. President Nat Baxter, of the
Tonnessee Coal and Iron Company, in
reviewing the market, says:
"The market continues very active
and taking iron freely, some of It for
delivery through the whole of next
year. Most of the sales have been for
the first six months, but much of it
runs throughout the entire year. Prices
advanced on tho last day of August
fifty cents, and to-day another Advance
Inregard to ''the letters of Novepifyer
feet that the Transvaal government 1ms
explained to the British diplomatic
agent, Mr. Conynghani Greene, that Us
last dispatch was meant as an accept?
ance of the proposed joint inquiry.
London, Sept. 8.?The Cabinet coun?
cil here to-day atracted greater public
Interest than any meeting of the min?
isters for years past. A well-dressed
crowd of people greeted the most prom?
inent of the Cabinet ministers and im?
patiently thronged the precincts of the
Foreign Ofllce throughout .the session,
cagerlyi scrutinizing the faces of those
coming' and going, in the hope of ob?
taining a sUmmerlng of the outcome of
the momentous event. The war spirit
was evident on all sides, and the gen?
erals were enthusiastically cheered as
they appeared, the crowd evidently un?
derstanding that they had been sum?
moned to be In readiness in the event
of the ministers wishing their advice.
Mr. Chamberlain, the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, and the Earl of
Selborno, the Under Secretary, were the
first arrivals among the officials, and
they wero followed by Field Marshal
Lord Wolseley, the commanrler-ln-chlef
of the army; General Sir Rbdvers Bai?
lor, who, it is said, will have the field
command in the, event of a war with
tho Transvaal, and,General Sir Evelyn
Wood, adjutant general to the forces.
The arrival of Lord Salisbury, the
Prime Minister, was the signal for tre?
mendous cheering. Next came the
Duke of Devonshire, the Lord-Pre?ldeut
of the Council; Right Hon. Henry
Chaplin, the president of tho Local
Government Board and the Earl of
Auoiltor Hurricane Reported.
? "Washington, September. 8.-?The
: "Weather Bureau has issued the
: following special Btorm bulletin; \
: 11:10 a. m.?Hurricane signal
: displayed at Saint Kltta. ? Wind-"
:. ward islands. Storm central east
: of that island, apparently moving
Halsbury, the Lord High Chancellor,
who passed unnoticed.
.As showing the importance of the
meeting of the council. Under-Secretar'y
Wyndham, of the War Department, and
Brodrlck, Of the Foreign Office, "Were
summoned to attend.
By 1-* o'clock all the cabinet minis?
ters were present.
..The Cabinet Council was concluded at
3 p. m:
A'reporter of the Associated Press
asked the president of the Board of Ag?
riculture, the Right Hon. Walter Long,
If any conclusion had been reached. He
said: .
"AU I can say Is that we must have
patience." .
The ministers came out arm in arm,
laughing and chatting, greatly con?
trasting with the manner in which they
went in. Lord Salisbury agaiu received
an ovation.
Although the Foreign Ofllcc has not
given out a statement, the genernl Im?
pression was that no ultimatum would
be sent to the Trnnsvnal at present,
and that a time-limit was placed for u
conference at Cttpe Town.
It is understood that the result ot
tlie-Piiblnet meeting established these
: Parliament will not be summoned.
The reserves will not be called out.
Ten thousand troops* will be sent to
South Africa.
A representative of the Associated
Press learns that a strongly worded
dispatch hasr been sent to the Trans?
vaal, which .will be published imme?
diately on its delivery there.
London, Sept. S.?The correspondent
of the Times nt New Castle, Natal,
"There would be little surprise here;
if the Boers assumed the aggressive
Immediately. It is a matter ot aston-|
lshment thnt so few British troops are
In the country, especially on the "\Vest
ern border.
Amsterdam, Sept- 8.?The members of
the Dutch Trnnsva-al Committee have
cabled to Queen Victoria, Imploring her
"in - the name of humanity and God's
kingdom, to preserve pence."
London, Sept. S.?Mr. Montague
White, the consul general of the South
African Republic In London, said to a
represehtativo of the Associated Press
this morning: "I -assure you on the
authority of a cnbjnet minister that
there will be no war'with theTransypal.
In fact, the Queen will not permit war.
I received a telegram from Pretoria to?
day assuring me that the Transvaal
government quite Understands the posi?
tion regarding the peace party In Eng?
land, and Is In no wise misled by
speeches or denions'tratlons."
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.)
Atlanta, Ga.. Sept. S.?Charles E.
Bentheim, who claims to have up to two
years ago been connected with the se?
cret service of the German War Ofllce
secrets and other information regard?
ing French, arsenals and fortifications,
reachpd the German \Var Office to-day
gave the name of the consul at Sonne
berg under whom Floerschuetz was em?
"Mr. Halsey was consul at Sonneberg
during the time that. Alvy Floerschuetz
was vice consul," said Bentheim, "but
the former was absent most of the
time on account of the health ot his
wife. 1 do not believe Mr. Halsey knew
anything of the use to which Floer?
schuetz put the office. I met Floer?
schuetz, then United States vice con?
sul at Sonneberg, in Berlin at the staff
headquarters, No. 9 Koneggratzer
straBse, in company with Franz. They
.had many?-interviews with Captain
Slegl, at which no United States offi?
cial business was discussed, but a num?
ber of plans for circumventing those
^French officers who were not In the es?
pionage scheme were decided upon.
This I know, because I was present.
"Mr. Wellops, now in Illinois, was not
consul at this time, und he could know
nothing about it.
"This Siegl." said Bentheim slowly,
"is the Captain Slegl who was one ot
Germany's representatives at the re?
cent Peace Conference at The Hague."
Mr. Bentheim stated that German
postage stumps were used on ail the
United States consulate envelopes the
same as ordinary mall, as It was known
the official seal of the American consu?
late would not carry them without
postage in a foreign country."
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Mocu, Santo Domingo, Sept. 8.?Gene?
ral Jiminez arrived this afternoon at
Moca with an escort of 600 cavalry,
largely augmented by armed horsemen
from the villages along his " route.
Everywhere the utmost enthusiasm, was
It was stated here that the lato Presi?
dent Heureaux was killed by Ramon
Caceres, who is now tho idol of the
people and the minister of war la the
provisional government. *
The conspirators claim they have se?
cured a list of the,names of persons
whom Heureaux had designated for
execution. ^
General Jlrninez has received a dis?
patch from a Parisian banking house
promising to furnish all the funds nec?
essary to establish tho government, the
French interests being second only to
the American. He will proceed to La
Vega to-night.
Atlmlrnl nnnipaon'? Future.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington,. Sept. 8.r-Tho present
understanding at the Navy Department
Is that Admiral Sampson will relinquish
his command of tho North Atlantic
squadron October 10, immediately fol?
lowing the conclusion of the .reception
of Admiiral Dewey. The vacancy in
the Boston Navy Yard, cause ! by the
death of Admiral PiokingrwiU offer an'
opportunity for a suitable shore com?
mand for tho Admiral, }f he desires it,
after he shall have taken a short rest,.
R. J. Anderson Inhales Uqui
Swallows Morphine;
Uovrrnor Snys ?;rlmp?' llull?2fj titilmv.
In Jnmi niul Ho Ulli Nco TUuS It It :
l'nld?No One Homed. 'STot, >;>T??J^
<:hrl*teuliiB TorpcUo Mbrt?v.?IHi^3jf:
brlcn ? IJinIcrgroVtitd Troll*? 8,y*>?ii
tern?Other >cw?Nulei.
In Henrlct) have
R SI AID.'.;'j|sKlH
(Special to Virglnlan-Pllot) ; '
Richmond Va.. Sept. 8.-A yojiii;:
man. who gave his.name.'?'S ;1J*?'J^?m|
derson, and hU residence atqOkp|l,g^|
Buth Springs, registered ' at-'.MurR^^S
Hotel yesterday -afternoon. ?; ..JTc ? .was
well-dressed and a fine-lookiris
He seemed to have been ?rlnklng?an^
siderably when he arrived, and kept, it^
up lawn night. This morning he. beijaaY
again, and about 11-o'clock, was '.'takeip
desperately ill on the street. v >\ ?;?3t$,
He was taken to tho Aluwh.ouse.,:ahfe
pronounced out of danger oftar'.threth;
hours' halt! work on. the part'\of/ the*^
physicians. From the bottles'found'llii
his pocket.*'It appeared'.:-as; thoughifhfy
had taken an overdose of m,orphlne<~
Whether it woj done with suicidal InV;
tent or not, he wouid not say, .disclaim^
ing all knowledge of having swallotvcdv
the. drug.
The Commissioner of Agriculture^'
who has but little to do now on ae,-jj
count of there being no money to spendf
on behalf of . the farmers! was calle^!.
upon to investigate a domewhat te'-i
markablc enrf'e this morning.'
Mr. R. H. NeJson, of CHendale,' Henr
rlco county, left at the Department^',
curlou-.>-looklng, rounded . objectrip-f*
sembllng a potato. This ball-was bne'ijf,';
live taken from the stomach of a; tiar?e\?
Its formation Is- said '.to -. have ^ bpen?
caused oy the animal's eating'over-Vlpirii
crimson clover. The ball la'.ah.out thO;
size of an orange. . :'v:'.:'-.?-#t&&{\ '
A mnnber of horsea i
died from this cause,
After starting for the depot las
night Guv. Tyler decided to remhlpTn
Richmond until to-night-on- accpuht.'bf .
the sickness of his son, James Tylers
He was busy all day at his office, : :"f:
In reference to the Grimes Battery,.1
claim now before the Attorney GenV!
eral, the Governor says he, has np doubt:
that the report of the-Attorney ? GonV<
eral will be favorable to the' claim.'; j? ,^;
"I shall malte it my business; to "sect
that the money is paid," said the..GoS',^.
ernor.. "It's a Just claim;:-The: mop'
performed their duties and ? deserve']
their recompense."
The Governor and his son. Mr. ,, J^
Huge Tyler, Jr., will go to: East'iRft^
ford to-night. ,
Attorney General Montague left .'fc
Culpeper county to-day'-to"take depo
sltion In a case In which the Stateif
The effort to secure a desc*ehdant of
Commodore Shubrlck to christen ttfif
torpedo boat of that name, soon' to;lba^
launched here, has not been successfully
as Is shown by the following !eUer^*e#3
eeived, this morning;
Sir: Replying to your communication^
of the 6th instant. I have to state:'than
I do not understand that I am vest'eij'.S
with authority to choose a lady to: per?
form the ceremony of chvIsfenlritrHhpts
Shubrick. My function In the matter
Is merely at the request of the contract
tors for the construction of that yesaelK
to find a descendant Qf the lato' Rp$?!?
Admiral Shubrick. who. may officiate at*
the launching, in order that the con?;
tractors may carry out the Policy of
the department, which is tp have, t^S
ceremony performed by a de3cehdsUVt*
of the officer from whom .the vessel.' lil'i
named. Very respectfully, -,',.. i?|g9
Judge Advocate Gonera!.
A 'meeting of the capitalists'.'lntefri
e3ted in the application of the JeriKjffiE
underground trolley system.to th^Mai^1;
street line has been held, at the 'office'
of Mr, John C. Robertson, the promo-;'
ter, and an organization.perfeoted ,upry
der the name of the Virginia Conduits
Railway Company. Mr.' H. W.i Boith^j
tree was elected president and: .Cafcjjf?
Ai Plzzinl, Jr., general manager^ \- 'i ;.rf.p
Mrs. Allen Potte, neo Rives, : .-thaj
younger sister of Princess TroubetakQfc
(Amelio Rives), continues very III.-a?
her father's residence.\C.wtlo Hill,] irr;'
Albemarle county. When hear\V;ftor
last her condition was unchanged.'<;'? V;
In all probability the Richmond Ligf
Infantry Blues will go to vWashirTgtc
In October to take part in the pj<va(!
at the reception of Admiral Dewe/yy.',-?>
? i^m?
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Editorial?Pa?e: 5/
Virginia News^Pajre 6. ' ?" '.
North' Carolina News?Page 7.
Portsmouth Nev^Wk<e.i;
Berkley News?Mg?''6.
The World, of Sport-i-Pa^c. 5.1
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