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A NOTABLE TRIAL. General Walker's Trial Takes Place. SIX DAYS OF HOT WORK. The Trial Attended by a Number of the General's Friends. The Prose? cution was Vigorous and Almost Vicious. The Defence was Ably Conducted and the Result a Com plete Vindication of the Distin guished Defendant. N riminal prosecution has ever at? tracted more attention in this part of Vir ginia than that of General James A. Wal? ker, for shooting W. & Hamilton on the 11th of March, 1899. The shooting was caused by the contest for a seat in Con? gress between General Walker and W. F KI.ea, into which contest Hamilton had obtruded himself as volunteer counsel. The contest and the difficulty in which Hamil ton was shot were the fruits of the most vicious canvass for Congress made by Khea last Fall. It will be remembered that General Walker, because of the known ill feeling created at Bristol by Rhea and his subor dinates,asked for a change of venue.which motion was denied by the Hustings Court of that city, though sixty affidavits had been secured, setting forth the fact that General Walker could not have a fair trial in that city. A motion to have a j arv from another county was granted by the court, which kindled a hope in the breasts of General Walker's friends that I j ustice would be done him, though sur- r rcunded by the partisan hate of Rhea and hip followers. It seems that the active c work ofRhea'e followers, such as Davis, c the fellow who shot General Walker when t his faced was turned, to compel the trial i to be heM at Bristol caused a considera- t ble reaction in sentiment in that town. < Liberal men were astounded by the meth ode and the men that were used to force a man to have his trial at a place where be did not desire it and where he did not be- I lieve he could secure justice. Such con- t duct could only be revolting to liberal minde, hence the reaction of sentiment in Walker's favor. On Monday morning, the 3rd inst., the trial began in the Hustings Court of the city of Bristol, Judge W. S. Stuart presid ing. An excellent jury, composed of twelve representative men froui Mont gomery county, was sworn to try the issue of the Commonwealth vs. James A. Wal? ker. The political complexion of the jury was as follows : Seven Democrats, three Republicans and two Populists. They were good and true men, and we doubt if any one of the twenty-four men who were brought from tiie county of Montgomery as a venire from which to select the jury would not have promptly said "not guilty"" after hearing the testimony. There was one incident, however, which transpired dm ing the impanelling of the jury which was calculated to arjuse the suspicions of any disinterested person. James A. Stone, who is clerk of the court, ami a bitter Rhea partisan, was calling the list of jurors. When he reached the name uf the sixteenth man, the last to be called, he skipped that name and called the name of the seventeenth man. Strange to say, the sixteenth man was a Republican and the seventeenth man on the list a partisan Democrat. General Walker, who was on the alert and justly suspicious of Stone, had a list of the venire in his hand, and immediately called the attention of his counsel to Stone's conduct. Counsel called upon Stone to make the correction, which he did, by returning to the name of the sixteenth man,and without one par? ticle of explanation of how or why he called the name of the seventeenth and skipped the name.of the sixteenth man. Under ordinary circumstances this thing would be considered accidental; but in view of the surrounding circumstances disinterested persons will question the in? tegrity of Stone's conduct. General Walker was very ably defended by Col. Fulkerson, Capt. J. H. Wood, and eesrs. Daniel Trigg, D. F. Bailey, John' E. Burson and Thomas L. Moore, the latter being the late Commonwealth's Attorney for Montgomery county. The defendants counsel, though earnest and aggressive, were cautious and painstaking. They made no mistakes in the conduct of their side of the case; but frequently, in arguing questions that arose during the progress of the trial, demonstrated their power to discuss questions of law and fact, nnd in many instances showed conclu? sively ths.t tbe court was in error in ih rulings. The Commonwealth was represented bj J. S. Ashworth, Commonwealth's Attor? ney for the city of Bristol, assisted by J H. Winston, Jr., Judge Thomas Curtir and P. J. Davenport, the latter beinj Commonwealth's Attorney for Washing ton qouuty. The last three were employ ed by private persons to assist in the pros ccution. They bad a bad case and it wa conducted witb a great lack of discretion A part of the counsel seemed to thin! that it was the duty of the Commonwealtl to obstruct and prevent tbe introductioi of any^videnca that would throw ligh upon tie transaction and excuse Genen Walker for shooting Hamilton. The seemed especially anxious to prevent th introduction of any testimony that woul throw a cloud upon the conduct of Rht and his immediate friends who were coi necled with the difficulty. To that en they were fortunate in securing favorab ratings fvom the court, bul not enough bo I prevent the jury from being impress* witbUhe belief that Walker was not on justiiied in shooting Hami'ton, but creating in the uiiud* of nearly all wl heard the evidence a firm conviction tb a diabo?ca' plot had been formed to mi der General Wa'ker. Perhaps the pro* bi G a ci ti ci ai n ti it P h c< h tl I tl li n iE T iting attorneys were of opinion that they ad a great opportunity to distinguish lemselves by assisting in tiie prosecution I f so distinguished a man as General j falker; and if they could, by possibility, (cure his conviction they would establish reputation for life. This, no doubt, lade some of them more eager than they ould otherwise have been, and they j ere led thereby to take many positions, 3th as to law and facts, that were grossly , roneous and unfair. If they were eager | i protect Khea and his co-conspirators, le very course they pursued only at acted more attention to those -whom ley were trying to protect; and notwith andiusr the court would not, at any stage ' the proceedings, allow the defense to troduce proof of a conspiracy, enough its brought into the case to create a firm :lief, in the minds of all who heard the ?idence, of a wicked plot to injure or kill eneral Walker. When a distinguished citizen commits crime without provocation, and mali ously, he should receive no considera an that is not extended to the humblest tizen. The greater his opportunities id the higher his position the greater his spcnsibility. But when an old and dit Qguished citizen, one whose record as a an, as a soldier, as a lawyer and as a )litician has been such as to make him anorable and distinguished, is accused of )inmitting a crime, it is proper to treat im with the same generous consideration lat is accorded the humblest citizen, his is especially true when it is plain rat the act was provoked by a systematic | ne of conduct, pursued by his adversaries, lade up of personal abuse and the appli ition of numerous vile ephitheis. In! ieueral Walker's case it was plain, in the arly stages of the trial, that such a line of anduct had been pursued toward him; nd that he had submitted to taunts and isults, numerous and galling, rather than o a violent act. It was further shown iat he made no assault until he was con inced that his personal safety demanded rompt action. This being true, the char cter of the prosecution was bitter, viudic ive, unwise, and at times disgusting, t so impressed unbiased bystanders, it lust have so impressed the jury. The trial was not concluded until 8:301 'clock on Saturday night. The jury was at from ten to twenty minutes, and when hey returned with the verdict, it was, onfidently expected: "We, the jury, lind he defendant.Jas. A. Walker,not guilty,as j barged in the indictment." While the trial was in progress General Valker constantly had by his side some | if his staunch friends from different nor. ions of the Congressional district. Among j hose present, were H. C. Joslyn and Geo V. Blankenship, ?f Lee; W. E. H?ge, o^| k-ott; J. H. Meade, of Russell; C C. Lin ?oln, of Marion; Hon. T. M. Aiderson, ."nited States District Attorney; and Col. r?seph Harrison, Capt. Henry Bowen, C. I. Barns, J. T. Barns, J. O. D. Copenha ter, and Wm. C. Pendleton, of Tazewell. friere were others whose names we eannot j low recall. There were many battles of words| be ween the opposing counsel, over the in ;roduction of evidence by the defendant; ml "we object" and "objection BUStain id," where objections were raieed by the prosecution, occurred so often as to become both monotonous and amusing. They al? most became by-words with persons at? tending the trial. One person would meet j another and say, "I object," and the oth? er would promptly respond, "objection sustained." It was a fight from start to finish on the part of the defense to get in what it believed to be important testimo? ny. Much that was considered not only proper but material was ruled out by the | court. When the defense proposed to ex? hibit the wounds of Geueral Walker.made by the pistol shots of Geo. E. Davis,. to contradict the testimony of Davis, Stone, Rhea and others, who had testified that Davis h.vl shot Walker in self-defense, part of the counsel for the Commonwealth objected. Judge Curtin admitted that it was proper evidence, but the court sus? tained the objection raised by Abhworth, holding that it was immaterial evidence. When the ruling was announced a wave | of dissent was audible in the audience, which must have awakened in the mind of the court the injustice that was being] done the defendant. The court in a few minutes requested that the question of | exhibiting the wounds should be raised again upon the grounds of rex gestae. This | was done, and the argument thereon was ! not completed until Friday morning. At the conclusion of the argument the court ruled that the wounds could be exhibited as evidence. Davis, Stone and others had sworn positively that General Walker was facing Davis when the latter shot him, that he had his pistol in his hand, still smoking, and pointed in the direction of Davis. This was to sustain the plea of self-defense set up by Davis at his trial, and upon which he was so promptly ac? quitted by a partisan jury gotton up in Bristol. When those wounds were shown, and their nature explained by the two physicians that attended General Walker when he was wounded, Drs. Pearson and Vance, we were not astonished at the stub? born fight made by the prosecutors to keep the wounds from being shown to the jury and the audience. It is a well settled principle of law that physical marks are the best evidence. In this instance they certainly were, and contradicted ev? ery statement made by every witness tc the effect that Davi? had shot Genera' Walker in self-defence, but proved con clusively that he had, in a most cowardl) manner, tried to assassinate the gallant olt soldier. That his act was cowardly wai virtually admitted by one of the counsel at another stage of the proceedings, whei he stated that Davis was soseriouely afrait of General Walker that he ran from bin as soon as he shot him. We did not hea all the Commonwealth's witnesses testify but those we did hear impressed us will their manner, which was full of venom fu the defendant. We do not remember t haye ever seen a more vicious expre^sio than was worn by the face of Davis while o the witness stand. Thejury must have als been unfavorably impressed with the cor duct of the Commonwealth's witneeses.an gave very little weight to what they tolci for we have heard that had the case bee submitted to the jury without the defei dunt off-ring a particle of evidence the would have been a verJict of aequittal. AZE TAZ] There was a marked difference in tlie tanner iu which tiie witnesses for the de ;nee testified. General Walker related ie incidents connected with the shooting J t i a manly,frank way, that bore the stamp - f truth on every word uttered. Ca|fee i id Hickman were both splendid wit esses, ami stood withering cross-examina ons in such a way as to show that every atement they made was from honest 1 mviction. When it became necessary e > place Mr. John E. Burson on the wit- 3 jss stand it was evident he went there ' luctantly, and only from a sense of duty. c e related how Hamilton had met him a w hours before the shooting, and iu a ^ mversation told how he (Hamilton) and j hers intended to provoke General Wal it into a row, and what they were going t do for him; how he (Burson) had irned Hamilton not to provoke a diffi ilty, urging that General Walker would jrt him. Mr. Burson, soon after the iooting,related the conversation to friends e Hamilton and to Hamilton also. He ^ is sent for by Hamilton, who tried to ?' nploy him as counsel in his suit against * eneral Walker for damages; but Burson 1 :clined to act as counsel in that case, ?* ving as his reason this knowledge of ' amilton's intentions to provoke a row z ith General Walker, which resulted in ie shooting. t We are informed that the counsel foi a ie Commonwealth were very severe on \ [r. Burson, one of them calline him - idas Iscariot. That attorney was as far ( f from moral truth, in comparing Burson \ i the betrayer of the Saviour of the world, c i he was from the legal truth in trying t i secure the conviction of General Walker, i jdas betrayed his Lord and Master, the t nbodiment of truth. Burson told of a c icked scheme, that had been divulged to im, to injure a gallant and distinguished tizen. He told how he had been urged ^ y two men, one in one of the honorable rofessions.the other at the head of a large osiness institution in Bristol, to suppress ^ hut he knew about Hamilton's declara- ,j ons. Mr. Burson told who those men t ere, and they did not come on the wit ees stand to contradict him. The prose ition declared after Burson testified that t ley would both contradict and impeach im. They did not try to impeach him.and ^ ie effort to contradict him was so feeble l lat after two witnesses were introduced * ie Commonwealth rested its case. As before stated, there had been a great I saction in General Walker's favor before ne trial began,and it was testilied to by the j seining withdrawal of sympathy and sup- r ort of the better element of Bristol for Iamilton and Uhea. It was no infre ' uent thing to hear gentlemen, who were oetile to General Walker politically, ex-,. ress their sympathy for him in his rouble, and disgust for those who had reated the trouble fcnd were engiueei ing \ he prosecution. The evidence in rebuttal was concluded y the Commonwealth on Friday after oon, and instructions asked for, by both he Commonwealth and defendant, were j ubmitted with arguments on the night of j hat day. On Saturday morning the ar-1 u men Is began. Messrs. Oavenport, Cur in and Ashworth spoke for the prosecu ion, and Mr. Moore, Capt. Wood, Hon. ). F. Bailey and Hon. Daniel Trigg for he defendant. Of course the efforts of he prosecuting attorneys could not be ?therwise than weak. Two of them had thready expressed, privately, the opinion hat the Commonwealth's case had been jutchered and had gone to pieces. There has been nothing but words of ] jraisc for die speeches of those gentle nen who represented General Walker. Armed with truth and justice, their blows were hard and effective. The arguments were all so fine that it was hard for friends or enemie? to determine which did the best. General Walker and his friends will never forget Col. Fulkerson, Capt. Wood, Dan Trigg, Dave Bailey, Messrs. Moore) and Burson for the fidelity and efficiency with which they performed their duties in the trial. At a little after 8 o'clock on Saturday night the case was submitted to the jury, and in less than half an hour the verdict of not guilty was returned. There was never a difference of opinion among the jurors as to what they should do. The verdict was a righteous one, and was a great rebuke to those who had plotted to ruin General Walker. It is astounding that Khea and bis advisers would persist iu the prosecution of General Walker with the knowledge of the developments that would be made at the trial?developments that have covered a band of conspirators with disgrace so lasting that it will never be removed. General Walker's triumphant acquittal was confidently expected by his friends, but this did not prevent its being heard with the profouudest pleasure by all good men in the Ninth District, in Virginia, and throughout the Union. incidents ok the trial. Dave Bailey had a new pronunciation for ret gestae. He called it "K hea's jester." The conspicuous absence of the publish? er of the Bristol News during the trial wai remarked upon. It was demonstrated that General Walk? er had some as true and brave friends in Bristol as eyer walked the earth. Hon. S. 11. Walker, of Augusta county. Vr., brother of the distinguished defen? dant, sat by his side throughout the trial The iufrequency of: "We object" anc "objection over ruled," upon objection! raised by the defense, was a marked lea ture of the trial. General Walker's manner during tin trial was s? manly as to win the admira tion of bis friends and the respect of hi honorable foes. There was a a notable frequency of: "w object" and "objection sustained," upoi motion of prosecution to prevent testimc ny being introduced by the defendant. The absolute correctness of the stenc graphic notes of Mr. Boswell, of Washing ton City, who acted as stenographer fc General Walker, was questioned by n one. Dan Trigg said in a conversation: 1 would rather have the manifestation < corfidence and esteem that is being show General Walker by his friends in theNinl District than to have a seat in Congress. SWELL, VA., THURSDAY, JULY 13, 189 Mr. Moore, while arguing for the admia ibility of General Walker'b wound? as ev cence, mid Davis had shot him in th ide only because he was not at his back io more withering thrust was made dur ug the trial. When the jury announced their verdict Jeneral Walker arose and said: "Gentle uen of the jury, allow me to express my incere thanks to you. I had no doubt of our verdict from the time I heard that 1 iad an honest jury from Montgomery ounty." From i lie evidence it was apparent that ieneral Walker and Mr. Calfee were the ast to leave the room after the shooting hi the night of the 11th. of March; and hat Rhea and his friends got out bb fast s they could, after Davis got in his eow rdly work. Strong men wept when General Walker xhibited his wound? to the jury. Wept om sympathy over the maimed and help jbs left arm, tint was made useless by errible wound received while leading the umorlal "Stonewall" Brigade. Wept om indignation when they gazed at the elpless right arm that had been paraly ed by an assassin's bullet. Prof. Phipp8, of the Southwest Institute, jstitied that he was in the court room nd looking in where depositions were be lg taken, that Judge Rhea came out into lie court room, that he, (Phipps), pio ested against the treatment that General Valker was receiving in the room where the epositions were being taken, and that he ild Rhea there would be trouble unlesa lie guying was stopped. This was only wo or three hours before the shooting oc urred. Ifficial Route Epworth League via Norfolk & Western Railway to Indianapolis, Ind., and Return?One ire for the Kound-Trip from all points, 'ickets on sale July ISth and 19th, good ill July 28th, and by despositing ticket ith Joint Agent at Indianapolis, can be xtended to August 20th, 1899. The Nor jik and Western Railway has been select d as the Official Route, and a special rain of Vestibuled coaches and Pullman leepers will start from Norfolk 10:00 a. a. July 19th going through without change reiving at Indianapolis next day, noon, he schedule is most convenient and all iarties from Virginia, North Carolina and Saat Tennessee can take advantage of the hrough Service as arranged by the trans? mutation Committee. A four page circu ar giving schedule and full information rill be mailed to any address upon request o the Special Committee or to any Agent <oifolk and Western Railway. W. B. Bevill, Gen. Pass. Agent, Roanoke, Va. S. W. VIRGINIA LOCAL ITEMS. WHAT HAS RECENTLY TRANSPI IN THE COUNTIES OP THIS SECTION. The Pearisburg Virginian and Pulaski News-Review are having a controversy over the question as to whether Giles or Pulaski county is entitled to the next rep? resentative in the House of Delegates. The pipe works at Rad ford was expect? ed to make its first run on last Monday. For some time a large force of hands has been engaged in getting the works in shape and before long they will be tun? ning at their full capacity, and giving em? ployment to from three hundred to live hundred men. The Wytheville Dispatch disputes the claim of the Pulaski News-Review that Governor Tyler "can count on the sup? port of the people of the great Southwest" as a candidate for United States Senator. The Dispatch says very few Democrats in Wythe will be for Tyler GS against Martin, and that the delegate from that county will be a Martin man. In response to this assertion of the Dispatch the News Review says: "Has the machine got its ork so well under way that it can be told bo far ahead of the time for choosing the members of our legislature who they will be and how they will vote." 1 he Largest Consumers )f paint are the railroads?they use Devoe ead and zinc?and they never use paint vilhout knowing what it is made of. The Ixiok & Lincoln factory at Mai ion, Va., has been working on full time this summer, and has been turning out a great many wagons, plow handles, and oth? er articles which are made at that factory. The industry is a very valuable one to Marion, as it gives profitable employment to between fifty and sixty men, and man? ufacturers into various articles a large amount of lumber supplied by the sur ronnding country. Judge David Cummings, judge of the county court of Washington county, has appointed Mr. John 0. Bradley treasurer of that county, to 1111 a vacancy caused by the death of Mr. S. T. Withers, treasurer elect. David A. Preston, who was a can? didate at the recent election for circuit court clerk of Washington, has been select? ed by Mr. Bradley as bis deputy. Mr. J. L. Gleaves, of Wytheville, has been appointed deputy collector of inter? nal revenue in the Western District of Virginia, with headquarters at Wytheville. He succeeds R. P. Johnson, who had held the position since 1893. What Grinding is For. Zinc does not need grinding because it is not fine enough; it wants grinding to mix it with lead. It can't be properly mixed with a stick. Devoe lead and zinc is ground in oil machinery. bv WE ARE NOW <3 I Our stock of Ladies', Misses and Childrens' ready-made garments, includ? ing all wash goods, such as Duck, Pique, and Crash suits,dresses,Shirt waists, skirts, etc. The Prices of the Little dresses now are; 25c, 40c, 50c, 85c, $1.10, $1.37, $1.G5, and $2.35 each. SHIRT WAISTS 25c, to 85c; these prices include all waists that were 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25, and $150 each. In Addition to the above we offer tho 10c, f 12* and 15c organdies, lawns, etc. at 8Jc, 10c, and 12*e. Harrisson & Gillespie Brothers. )_ I ? i ? i i i9. tshwork; You Can \fSST, selves to be e Yourself at Home. SSi The docto \ X 71T A T^tvile poison, and only^ttempt to heal u W Ed f\ 1 1 ??se?the sores and eruptions. This they im, and endeavor to keep it shut in mi mercury. The mouth and throat and ut sores, and the fight is continued indefii He damage than the disease itself, "r. H. L. Myere, 100 Mulberry St., New? Ired dollars with the doctors, when I i ?? could do me no good. I had large spot: 7, and these soon broke out into running Jired all the suffering which this vilo ?s. I decided to try S. S. S. as a last re: i greatly improved. I followed closely s for Self-Treatment,' and the large spl it began to grow paler and smaller, anc ppeared entirely. 1 was soon cured perl i has been as clear as glass ever since, at home, after the doctors had failed _ __, AiL _ ? _ jt -r% is valuable time thrown away to expec allOtilGr CS/r Ol H'.ure Contagious Blood Poison, for the < i their skill. Swifts Specific? Flour. Messrs. Bs S. S. S. FOR Tl its in an entirely different way from \\ f\f\ nr-pi-fo no* fin of ion out of the sy8teni ?nd eets rid of W 11UC LID, Olid U ..ase, while other remedies only shut the stantly undermining the constitution. < InO" TnTi? QH Ann ,t; places a cure within the reach of all. LLLg *J U.JU.C/ UV, Lilt/I t/ free of charge, and save the patient te for full information to Swift Specific in the output of thexriiim 01 oi.doST1 barrels over last year, this is the Largest output ever reached by any mill in the South. The above fact alone is an evi ience of the superiority of Obelisk Sver other flour. Every barrel guaranteed. BUSTON & SONS, Leading Grocers, Tazeweli, Va. 1. P. CAMERON, Prop'r. and Gen. Mgr. J. C. CAUDILL, Superintendent. Thistle Plow and Foundry Co., GRAHAM, VIRGINIA, Foundrymen and Machinists. \ WE MAKE TO ORDER Patterns from Drawing or Description, Castings of all kinds?Plain and (Jored?for Engines, Mine and Coke Ovens, Saw Mills, Contractors, Builders, anything for anybody. WE EXECUTE Blacksmith work, Machine work, Lathe work, Drill? ing, etc. We Grind Corn for Corn Meal by Burr Mill, Corn and Cob Chop by Patent Crusher. WE MAKE AND SELL Keady for use, Level Land Plow's, Hillside Plows, Plow Repairs, Feed Cutters, Cane Mills, Grist Mills, Grate Baskets; Sash Weights, etc. TELEPHONE 76. | Works?WEST GRAHAM. Time Best F^lour And tilts Cheapest Im 11 i c_- Ce-le-bi-fi tc_-<1 "Orange Blossom." It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour when you can get the best so cheap? "Look & Lincoln" Wagons Have established a reputation for superiority in South? west Virginia. They are manufactured from the best timber found in our section, carefully selected and thoroughly sea? soned. The work is done by skilled mechanics and the most improved machinery. A number have been sold in Tazeweli County and reference is made to persons who are using them. For information and prices call on V. L. SEXTON, TAZEWELL, VA. NO. 28. How Many Times i Has a sad and heavy 11 Cake stood between an t ambitious house ? keeper ,j and a brilliant success in the entertainment of her " friends ? 3 If you contemplate \ Five O'clock Tea fr An Evening Company ji it will be worth your while to visit our store r and overlook our line of K Jakes Just deceived. A complete assortment in shape, size and kind. These are some of them: SCOTCH COFFEE, THISTLE, rANCY MIXED ALMOND WAFERS, WALNUT MARSHMALLOWS, :HOCOLATE MACAROONS, :CCOA MACAROONS, rRUITED HONEY, IELLY TURNOVERS, 3LOOD ORANGE SLICES, -UNCH MILK, "IVE O'CLOCK TEAS. All fresh and light. It Is An Exacting Taste rhat We Can't Please. EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS. General Otis has telegraphed the Presi lent that he can enlist two veteran volun? teer regiments from the volunteers now in the Philippines. This looks like the vol? unteers are satisfied with their treatment, and are not averse to holding the islands. Kansas City, Mo. will make an effort to have the Democratic National convention held in that city in 1900. Some cities like some persons will even seek empty hon? ors. That was a cruel hoax that General Fits Lee had been left a half million dollars by Mr. Henry B. Plant, recently deceased. President McKinley is using great judg? ment in the selection of officere for the new volunteer regiments that are to be sent to the Philippines. The Southern Democratic politicians, ?s a rule, are opposing the course of the Ad? ministration in the Philippines, but they are eager to receive appointments for their friends in the volunteer regiments that are being raised for Otis. The Topeka ?'Capital" says: "Instead of putting out a platform next year the Democratic party would make a hit by writing a will and testament and nominat? ing Bryan as executor." The trouble is the Democracy has nothing to devise but past recollections, and William J. would like to administer on something more sub? stantial. William Jensinga Bryan ascendsd Pikes on the l?th. inst. The rarified air did not interfere a particle, with his power of speech. The New Orleans Picayune (Democratic) says: "There is yet hope for the Demo? crats," and add6 their's will not always be the jackass party, as it is represented by caricaturists." As long as Bryan and Bailey lead the party the braying will not cease. The Richmond Times is ot the ^opinion that Mr. Bryan ought to stop making ob? jections to what he calls imperialism, or cease to advocate national legislation which will tend to breakidown all the barriers between the State and Federal Govern? ments, and bring about i what is called a centralized government. There is great force in this position of the Times. Here? tofore the Democracy was opposed to cen? tralization, but alt the Populistic doctrines of the Chicago platform, so warmly advo? cated by Mr. Bryan, are centralizing, and would result, if adopted, in patenalism. A telegram from Marion, Va., to the Lynchburg News, dated July 12lh, con? tains a circular address from J. H?ge Tyler "ro the People of Virginia," In which he announce himself a candidate for the United States Senate to succeed Senator Martin. We take it for Ranted thepjople of Southwest Virginia, irre? spective of party, will be for Tyler as against Martin.