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VOL. XI., NO. UP
DEMOCRATS ARE MET
DOWN ON RATE BILL
Rayner end Bailey Charge That
Allison Has Scored a Victory
lor Court Review.
REPUBLICANS SIDE-STEP ISSUE
House Creates a New Record by
Passing 320 Pension Bills In Ninety
Minutes?Naval Officers are Rouml
ly Criticised for the Many Acci?
dents on Their Ships.
!? fRy Associated Preoa.)
WASHINGTON, May IL?Senator
Bailey's non-suspension amendment
applying to orders of the interstate
Commerce .Commission as covered
by the railroad rate hill, which has
occupied so much of the attention of
the Senate in connection with thai
bill, was today adversely disposed of
by the decisive vote of 23 to 51, prac?
tically a party vole.
The debate on the provision was
limited to a brief political speech by
Senator Bailey, in which lie said the
President has changed bis attitude
on the question of maintaining the
rates fixed by the commission until
the courts reach a final decision.
Rayner's Amendment Defeated.
An amendment offered by Senator
Hayner confirming I ho court review
to constitutional questions was also
voted down, but not until after
speeches had bocn made by Messrs.
Rayner nnd Bailey in advocacy and
Messrs. Allison. Fulton and Cullunt
The debate was In anticipation of
Hie discussion that, is expected to
occur upon the Allison court review
provision tomorrow. Messrs. Hayner
and Bailey contended that the Alli?
son amendment aulhoi'i/.cs tin' broad?
est possible court, review ami the
Maryland senator urged that In It
Senator Aldrich had achieved a sig?
nal victory. Senator Fulton staled
that he had first sugcsled the lan?
guage of the Allison provision.
Other amendments, offered in the
main by Democrats and by Senator
CLaFolletlo, were rejected. The votes
?were generally along party lines dur?
ing the entire day, but the Wiscon?
sin senator voted with tbo Demo?
crats in all propositions, and Messrs.
(MoBncry and Morgan. Democrats,
voted with the Republicans on most
The only amendments accepted
during the day were those offered
by Senator Allison striking out the
phrase "fairly remunerative" In the
provision allowing the Interstate
Commerce Commission to Ox Vales,
limiting the operation of the orders
of the commission to two years and
making the Interstate Commerce
Commission the defendants in the
suits challenging the rates fixed liyll.
Tim anti-pass provision, heretofore
ndopted, was again discussed. It Is
evident that it will bo modified.
320 PENSION BILLS PASSED.
Congressmen Create a New Record
for Raiding Treasury.
WASHINGTON. May 11.?The
House passed 320 pension bills today
In one hour and a hair. This record
has never been equalled in Hie dis?
position or pension legislation, Mr.
Capron, or Rhodo Island, in tbo chair
developing auctioneer-like qiialUles
of the first, rank.
During the consideration of the
bills Mr. Williams, or Mississippi,
raised the point, or "no quorum" and
until the chair could hazard a guess
that, a quorum was present the
wheels of legislation stood still.
Atter fifteen minutes spent In count?
ing Mr. Capron found enough mem?
bers present and the voice of the
clerk and the voice of the acting
speaker once more sounded In uni?
son till the pension bills were passed.
The House devoted much time to
considering a point of order made
against an appropriation for a nav?
steel floating (look provided In the'
naval appropriation bill.
131 r. llopbum, of Iowa, made a vig?
orous attack upon the court martial
system in lite navy and especially
criticised lite o nicer.-; responsible for
tin; accidents H?tt have happened to
ships of llio navy.
M AH ON E NOMINATED.
President Roosevelt Appoints Hint to
WASHINGTON. D. C. Mar 111 ?
Tito President today sent to Hie Sen?
ate the nomination of William Ma hone
as collector of customs for tho district
of Petersburg, \"a.
Mr. Mnliono is the son of General
William Mahone. C. S. A. This Is
ills third term its collector of customs
in Petersburg. His first appointment
was made in the administration of
WASHINGTON, I). C. Mav 11 ?
Charles W. Williams was today ap?
pointed fourth class postmaster at
Glass and Lamb Win Out.
WASHINGTON, D." C.. May II.?
Representatives Glass and Lamb were
the recipients; of numerous congratu?
lations from colleagues today on be?
ing runomlnnted to Congress.
Kach has been notified that he has
no opposition in the Democratic party,
yesterday being the last day on which
notice of a candidacy could he Riven
and nobody indicated an intention of
ZULUS IN FANATIC WAR
Arrest of a Chief Adds to Unrest
in South Africa.
WITCH DOCTORS SLAY CHILDREN
"Medicine" Concocted From the Blood
of Girls to Be Used'ln Making Fight?
ers Immune From British Attack?
(By Associated Prosa.)
DURBAN. NATAL. May 11.?
Thousands of Zulus from Chief Kula's
kraal are reported to he on their way
to join the rebel chief. Bambaata, ami
colonial troops are being hurried for?
ward in prevent their junction.
Chief Kliln, who is suspected of dis?
affection and was recently urrested,
was placed in jail at Pietctniuilt/.biirg
this morning. It is presumed that It
was the nrrcst of the chief which led
to the rising of his followers.
Natives captured by the colonial
forces report that Hie witcli tlbetotl
arc sacrificing children in order to
reiid?r the rebels immune from Brills'1
bullets. Before a battle thev kill a
girl and concoct '?medicine" from her
body, with which lite witch doctors an?
oint the warriors, under the pretense
that it renders them invulnerable to
white men's arms.
SON OF ALLEGED HORSE THIEF
CHARGED WITH THEFT OF GOAT
W. H. Arrlngton, Ten-Year-Old Son of
Plummer Arrington, Jailed
William H. Arrlngton. the ten-year
old son of Plummer Arrlngton, the
negro who is now in the city jail
awaiting trial on the charge of steal?
ing a horse, was arrested last night
for stealing a goat from another negro
boy in Rockotts. The lud was lock?
ed tip and will be given a hearing
before Acting Justice Christian to
When brought before the desk at
police headquarters last night, the boy
teld the officer on duty that his rather
was in I he city jail, charged with
stealing a "red horse" from tho Acme
Supply Company In Ulis city. He
denied stealing n goat, however.
Plummer Arrington. it is alleged,
stole a horse in tills city, traded him
for a mule and $50 at Willlauisburg.
and then went to Philadelphia, whore
tie was captured.
Smallpox Patients Play Baseball.
(Special to the Dally Press)
CR1SFIEILD, MD., May II?Open
air exercise for smallpox patients at
tho pesthousc and grounds across
the river resulted In the formation
of two baseball nines composed en?
tirely of colored men suffering from
the disease, mostly in mild form.
The smallpox teams play every after?
VPORT NEWS, VA., 8.
RADICALS AIM BLOW
AT THE RUSSIAN ARMY
Peasant Element of the Douma
Will Demand the Disbanding
of the Cossacks.
10 SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE
Constitutional Democrats Work for
Amnesty and Equal Political Rights
?Czar Has Witte Named Member
of Council of Empire?Announce?
ment Well Received.
(By Assoc.Intnd PresB.)
ST. PETKW?BURG,- May 11.?The
libpu nf the establishment of friendly
relations between the Emperor and
the national parliament was further
.-Iroughened today by the audience
gauied by Emperor Nicholas at ?Pe
tcrhof, to Professor Mouromstcff. the
president of the lower bouse.
Professor iModromstoff returned to
St. Petersburg foni the audience ap
paently much impressed by tbo Em?
peror's earnest Interest in the probt
lems of the country. Though thu
radical's hot heads bad been praying
that Professor Mouromsteft would
lay down the law to the Emperor
and make a seem? the half hour's
conversation was skillfully guided by
both the sovereign and the pnrlia- !
meutary chief so that friction was
Emperor Most Cordial.
To the constitutional Democratic
members of the house who awnin.!1
his return from Pcterbof at the Con?
stitutional Club, Professor ?Mour?
omstcff spoke only briefly, laying
especial emphasis on the Emperor's
courtesy ami consideration and his
thorough knowledge of the sentiment
in the parliament nnd society.
Professor iMOuronistcff said politi?
cal questions were not gone into..
A commission to investigate tin:
Agrarian problem perhaps will be
Radical Demands Made.
The central committee of the con?
stitutional Democrats is working out
a reply to the speech from the
throne. The principal points will be
amnesty and equality of political
rights. But a faction is insisting on
a demand for (he abolition of thu
council of the empire.
An attempt will be made to come
I to an agreement with the peasants
who are drawing up an independent
reply. Thofr chief demands are am?
nesty, the reorganization of the labor
laws, the reorganization of the army,
the disbanding of the cossacks. the
separation. of church and state, a
general extension of the schools and
equal rights for nil nationalities.
Third Act of the Drama.
The third act of the great drama
of Russian parliamentaryism, thu
formal opening of the recognized
council of the empire. or upper
house of the parliament,! took place
at 2 o'clock this afternoon lit the
hall of the nobles at the winter pal?
ace. A Her Count Solsky, president
of the upper house, bad declared the
session open, thu transaction of bus?
Witte INot Slighted.
The only surprise was the reading
of an announcement that. Count
Witte wits ti working member of the
council, Hit! omission of his name
fro mthe previous list having been
interpreted as a deliberate slight,
which the Emperor evidently took
pains to correct. The unexpected
appearance of the tall form of the
former premier at the dcor was the
first intimation of the Emperor's ac
llon and it created a buzz of excite?
May Pardon Ramsey.
Attorney E. S. Robinson will go to
Richmond In a few days to present
ja petition to Governor Swanson ask
I ins that Lloyd Ramsey, a youth who
was sent to the reformatory from
' here nearly n year ago, be pardoned.
The petition is signed by a large
' number of prominent people of this
\TUR1)AY, MAY 12, 1
PAPER TRUST OUSTED
8Y FEDERAL COURT
Government Succeeds in Destroy?
ing the Combination That Has
Robbed the Newspapers.
THREE WITNESSES ARE FINED
Pesident of the Company Through
?Alleges That the Publishers Have
"Killed tHe Goose That Laid the
Golden Egg" and That the Com?
pany Will Not Dissolve.
(By Associated Press.)
ST. PAUL. MINN.. May 11.?The
United Stales government today se?
cured an unconditional surrender in
the United States Circuit Court be?
fore Judge Sauborn, in Hie -suit,
which the attorney general began in
December, 1004; to dissolve a com?
bination between the General Paper
Company and twenty-three other de?
fendants on the ground that an
agreement had been entered into by
the defendants in restraint of inter
Mandate From Supreme Court.
Attorney Kellogg for I Ho govern?
ment and Attorney Flanders for the
defendants appeared before Judge
Stillborn, silling us a circuit judge,
and Mr. Kellogg moved that he man?
date from the United Stales Supreme
Court affirming the order that the,
reluctant witnesses must testify bo
Judge San bor p ordered the man?
date tiled. The witnesses' then ap?
peared before the United States ex?
aminer and offered to testify. The
defendants then withdrew their an
Mr. Kellogg announced that Um
government did not care to examine
the witnesses and moved for a de?
cree in favor of the government.
Judge Sunborn-ordered that tho tie-'
crcc he entered for the government
for the relief prayed for and that the
decree should be entered on June Hi. j
Witnesses Pay Fines.
The three witnesses who had re?
fused to testify, namely. (.'. |. Me
Nair, of the Northwestern Paper Co.?'
A. C. Sossard. of the Itnsca Paper
Co. and B. F. Nelson, of the Hohne-1
pin Paper Co., paid $10(1 fine assess-j
ed against them for contempt of!
court, for refusing to answer the
questions put to them at a former
COMPANY STILL DEFIANT.
President of Company Plans to Out?
wit the Government.
'(By Associated Prea*.)
M'RNASHA. WIS.. May 11.?Geo.
A. Wildling. Ural vice-president of the
General Paper Co. today said that
the company will now dissolve!
"Tho newspaper publishers will
Und to their cost that they have kill?
ed he goose that laid the golden
egg," declared >.Mr. Whitins.
"The Central Paper Co. was an
organization formed legitimately as
a natural means for properly con?
ducting the business of the compa?
nion comprising It.
"You will doubtless hear a good
many rumors about, what we' are
likely to do. I do not know at this
time whether ope.company will \f<s
formed or not. to combine all Hie
mills under one management. There
have been a great many plans sug?
HE6R0 FUGITIVE ARRESTE?
III BOSTON FOR BLOOOFIELO
Alleged Housebreaker Shipped on
Schooner, But His Bondsman
Was on His Trail.
Chief of Police Walker, of Blood
field, received a telegram yesterday
afternoon from Superintendent of tht
Boston Police Department Pierce,
announcing that John Greene, alias
John Adams, alias George Williams,
who Is wanted by the Warwick coun?
ty, authorities or housebreaklng and
larceny. Iiail been arrested in thai
city yesterday'. As seen as he can
secure requisition papers from Gov?
ernor Swans mi. Chief Walker will go
to Rosien and bring Greene hack to
Greene was arrested several weeks
ago on the charge of breaking lulu
Ihe cabin of a sloop In .lames river
near Deep Creek and stealing $17(1.
lie was given a preliminary hearing
before a county justice, who held
him for the Warwick county Circuit
Court grand jury.
Afterwards the negro was bailed
In the sum of $250. William McCoo.
a negro, being accepted as bis bonds?
Yesterday morning McCoo appear?
ed at the local police headquarters
and informed Chief Reynolds thai
Greene had shipped from this port
on the five-masted schooner David
Palmer, which sailed from this port
for Boston with a cargo of coal about
ten days ago.
After hearing his story Chief Rey?
nolds directed .McCoo to Chlcr Walk?
er, of Blood field. The negro related
his story to Chief Walker and he
telegraphed the Boston police ask?
ing them to arrest, the uegro. With?
in two hours after the receipt of
he chief's wire the Boston police bud
Greene under arrest. The negro hail
shipped from this port under the
name of .lohn Adams.
CROPS RUINEDBY FROST
Cotton and Corn Destroyed In
LOSS TO FARMERS IS GREAT
It Is Believed That Much of the
Ground Will Have to Be Replanted
on Account of the Extremely Cold
(Bv Associated Press.)
NORFOLK. VA.. May II.?Informa?
tion was received In tils city today
from tlie superintendent of the North
Cliroliua test farm, at StiilcsvHlo, N.
C stating that all the cotton and
corn in that section was killed by the
Stale was killed by frosts this week.
Rep-arts from Jackson, N. c . rcporl
that there has been frost In that sec?
tion twice this week and corn is great
ly damaged. Other crops arc beRcvdd
to have suffered severely.
A report to the superintendent or
the agricultural department or North
Carotins states that ihe crops were
greatly damaged. The lass to farmers
is said to be great and will 'mean
that cotton, corn and other crops will
have to be replanted .
. PEACHES ARE BLIGHTED.
Jack Frost Playa Havoc With Fruit in
POM FRET. CONN., May 11.?Frost
last, night ruined the peach and early
vegetable crops in this section of the
State, hundreds of acres of peach
trees and a great quantity of vegeta?
bles being badly bitten.
It was. one of the. coldest nights in
May ever experienced hure and In
many places ice formed to the thick?
ness of half an inch.
Attell-Herm?n Fight a Draw.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.. May 11 ?
Abe At tell, qf San Francisco, and
"Kid'' Herman, of Chicago, tonight
fought a twenty-round draw.
DAVENPORT WROTE NOTES.
Murderer Responsible for Mittie San
ford's Appeals to Governor.
Mittle Sahford, the white -woman
who was released from jail several
days ago after serving three months
because she could not furnish bond,
yesterday delivered to city Sergean'.
Mllstead copies or letters soul by
her to Judge Barham and Governor
SwBnsou in connection with the
case of Andrew L. Davenport.
The copies were In Davenport's
handwriting and the woman says
that they were sent to her by the
murderer with Instructions to tor
ward thpm to the governor in her
own handwriting. The letters were
smuggled to the woman while she
was in jail.
Mayor ?Buxton has accepted an in?
vitation to deliver the annual ad?
dress to the graduating class of the
Smithfleld Institute on June 5.
Fair and warmer Sat?
urday; Sunday, cloudy;
light to fresh south
PRICE TWO CENTS
FUNERALS ARE HELD UP
BY STRIKING DRIVERS
Undertakers Appeal for Permits
to be Allowed to Use Street
Cars In Vain.
150 BODIES REMAIN MMED
Men Who Go on Strike or an In?
crease In Pay. From $12 to $14, Say
They Are In Earnest?Hearse Driv?
en Away From Church. Leaving
Coffin on the Sidewalk.
- ? i'i
fHv Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. May 11.?The strike
of l'.?Od funeral drivers, ordered last
nlglil, lied up Ihe undertaking busi?
ness today, in Now York city, so com?
pletely that about 150 bodies remain?
lionises nnd carriages wero kept
away from churches, mourners were
kept waiting all day In homes of the
dead nnd In many instances noil union
drivers of hearses nnd carriages worn
attacked In the streets nnd polio pro?
tection had to ho called.
In many cases undertakers appealed
to the commissioner of health for per?
mits to postpone burials to the .four-,
day limit, while others asked for per?
mission to octtvey bodies to Ihe ceme?
tery on trucks or street cars, uudor
Street Cars Not Used.
In every case permission to use the
si reel cars for funeral vehicles was
denied, but in cases where death had
occurred from contagious diseases
and immediate burial was reu 1 red; un?
dertakers were forced to make use of
tlielr coffin wagons or such vehicles
as they were able to procure, with
A funeral was delayed by the strik?
ers at the church of Ihe Guardlnu
Angel in West Twenty-third street..
While the services were in progress a
walking delegate of the union ordered
lite drivers who had brought the
'funeral party to the church to-leave.
They obeyed, taking the hearso and
their carriages with thorn.
Coffin Left in the Street.
Before those In the church discov?
ered Ihe loss, of their vehicles the
pallbearers had brought the casket
out. It was placed, on the.sidewalk
until an undertaker's wagon hail been
secured in place, of Ihe hearse. The
mourners ami friends went to the cuui
etpry In street cars.
Th strikers declared tonight their
fight for $14 a week Instead of $12
is on in earnest; Their employers,
the Cunch Owners' Association, met
tonight and decided not to grant the
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS
Nebraskan Says He Will Not Enter
the Lists Willingly, but Would
Accept a Call.
fBv Assofiin'ed Pre?*.)
S% LOUIS. May 11?M. C. Wet,
more, of this city, a personal friend
of W. .1. Bryan, has received front
Mr. Bryan, who Is in Egypt, a letter,
lit which lie says: .'
"I am satisfied that the things I
have been lighting for are growing,
but who will be most avallablo in
1908 is a question that cannot be
answered now. I shall not do any?
thing to secure another nomination
and do not want it unless circum?
stances seem to demand It?time
alone can determine that."
This is the firs authoritative stato
meht of 'Mr. Bryan's attitude toward
the Presidency In 1908.
General Wharton Dead.
fSneclal to the Dally Preis.)
RADKORD, VA.. May IL?General
G. C. Wharton, a veteran of the Mex?
ican and Civil wars, died nt 7 o'clock
this morning, after several weeks'
Illness. In his eighty-second year.
Opening of Bids Deferred.
The Navy Department has poyt
pined the opening of hid? for the
construction of the battleship Michi?
gan and South Carolina until Jun9
2ib The blda were to have been
opened on June 2.
Draftsmen Play Ball Today.
The baseball toams of the hull
and engine drafting rooms at the
shipyard will try conclusions on the
Casino Park this afternoon at' 1:3*)