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THE DAILY PRESS
Is the only newspaper
in Newport News
that receives full As?
sociated Press report.
VOL. XL, NO. 113
IMPUGNED BY TILLMAN
Row Stirred up by Chandler Gets
Into a Disgusting and Dis?
SENATOR DID NOT ASK MEETING
Rate Bill Which Will Probably be
Voted on Today Has Been Emas?
culated by Roosevelt so Charges
the Man Who Has the Measure
Under His Supervision.
(Uv Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON'. D. C.. May 15.?
While the debate on thu personnel
of the interstate .commerce commis?
sion was in progress in the Setiate
today Senator Tillman look the floor
to make a statement on behalt.of ex
Senator Chandler whlli has been
momentarily expected since Senator
Lodge's conveyance lasi 'Saturday lb
ihe Senate of the President's em?
phatic denial of some of the state?
ments attributed to Mr. Chandler by
lite South Carolina senator. Mr. Till?
"There are only two points in the
President's letter which I deem
worthy of notice. Ills attempted ex?
planation is ingenious, hut not ingen?
ious. He calls in nest ion the integ?
rity of purpose and utterance of Mr.
Chandler by declaring:
"'He was asked to see cx Senator
Chandler as representing Mr. Till?
man, who was in charge of the bill.
He staled to me the views of (Mr;
Tlllnian'3 with seeming authority.'
"Mr. Chandler has declared most
positively in a written statement
that the President sent for him for
the purpose of getting little commit1
nication with Senator Bailey nnd my?
self and he has produced the letter
of Mr. Loch.
Never Asked for Conference.
"I now declare most emphatically
that to no human being have I ever
given authority or even expressed a
wish to have any conference with
Theodore Rooseelt in regard to the
bill now under consideration. On the
contrary I have expressed the opinion
in more than one published Inter?
view that he had nothing to do with
it and that it was the business of
the Senate and while I did. at his le?
rntest, enter into negotiations willi
the attorney general, It Is well known
to every Senator on this floor what
my altitude anil feelings have been
and it is most remarkable while the
President sent for Uetnocrnt after
Democrat to confer with him about
this measure that he should under?
take under the"' circumstances to as
serf Hint I sent nn agent to him to
Fault Lies With President.
The charge 1 made and slill make
is that the President is guilty of had
faith and that the rate bill which
will he, when enacted into law, ??
much better nnd stronger measure
than we had hoped to get has been
emasculated of one of Its most valu?
able and essential features by the
President's net Ion.
"I am ready to leave the whole
question to thoughtful nnd honorable
men of the conutry."
Soon after beginning his statement
Senator Tillman injected the words
"this is Tillman talking now," which
caused a tiled in the Senate and con?
siderable laughter in the galleries.
Senate Ready to Vote.
With the exception of the anti
pass amendment the Sorfnie today
concluded its consideration of the
railroad rale bill. The general ex?
pectation is that the hill maybe pass?
ed at tomorrow's session.
I UNCLE SAMS PAYS THE BILL.
Coin Placed in Corner Stone Fur
nlshed by Government.
(By Associated Press.)
WARHINGTON, D. C, May 15.?
After long and deep meditation, the
Comptroller of the Treasury has de?
cided that coins to the value of $39,
66, which ?tvere placed In the corner
stone of the new House of Represent
tntives office building iiiiiy be paid
for out of tiie public treasury.
The coins were furnished i?y the
superintendent of the United Slates
mint at Philadelphia, and were hur?
led In the block of marble with great
ceremony. President Roosevelt made
bl.? famous "muck rake" speech over
the Interment of the coins.
The Comptroller has decided that
the superintendent may ho reimburs?
ed out of the $980,000 appropriation
made for the construction of the
Scotch Firm Sells Canal Dredges.
WASHINGTON. D. C, May 15.?
President Roosevelt, in a mes.nge t.>
Congress today transmitted the cor?
respondence between himself and
Secretary of War Taft in regard In
the purchase of two dredges for the
Panama ('anal work.
Secretary Taft, recommended the
::w:ird of the eon tract "to a Scotish
flrin, Hie lowest bidder, rather than
t> the Maryland Steel Company, of
Sparrow's Point. Md., the next low?
est bidder. The President said in the
?correspondence that he approved the
Congress Passes 3.000 Bills.
WASlilNCTOX, I). ('.. May IS.
The present Congress has br, ken aU
previous i'ecords on passing bills
According to the files, more than 3.
turn laws have been enacted, which,
number to date exceeds all previous
sessions by between 700 and 800, Tlie |
reccrd shows, however, that the great
mass of the laws passed ate of a pri"
vate nature. of the total number
there are only about 250 which are
Mayor Against Voting Machines.
NEW YORK. May 15.--Mr; er -Mo
Clellnn i.n'a illstiiprt.veii A ?.-??n.hlv
man Stanley's eilt requiring that at
least eight assembly tits'-l ? , in the
I city be equipped with voting inaciiui b
I in the i '??ctiou next tail.
SHIP LAWSON OUTbDNE
German Sailing Vessel Is largest
In the World
BIG CRAFT ARRIVES IN GOTHAM
Bark R. C. Rickmer6 Makes the Trip
From Bremen inTwenty-four Days.
Auxiliary Engines are Installed to
Overcome Ocean Calms. ?
(Fly Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, May 15.?The largest
.??.ailing vessel in the world, the Oer
ninn bark R. C. Rickmers, arrived
lieru today from Bremen, which port
she left on A mil 22. On the voy?
age across the Atlantic tin? new ves
vessel aVernged 100 miles each day.
Tb?; Rickmers has five mast A. She
will load case oil here 1'or Japan.
The Rickmers was launched in
February at Oestunients. nermany.
Her, principal dimension.- are:
Longlh, 111 feet; width. 50 feet 3
inches, ami draught, 2ti feet II inches.
She is built of steel, and her dis?
placement is approximately 11,350
tons. giving a gross burden of about
Thcugh built and rigged as a sail?
ing vessel, I ho Rickmers is fitted
with triple expansion engines of 1,000
horse power, furnished with steam
from two boilers, and driving a two.
Mailed screw propeller, which will,
under fa vorn bio conditions, even
when fully loaded, enable her to make
from six to seven knots an hour.
ABSENT TREATMENT FAILS.
Icaac N. Wood, Leading Christian
Scientist, Die'- from Cancer.
(Rv Associated Press.!
FORT WAYNE, IND.. May 15.?
Isaac N. Wood, sixty-eight years old.
la dead from cancer, which for the last
year had caused partial paralysis of
the face. He founded the First Sci?
ence church here and for many years
was the only demonstrator.
Mrs. Wood advised Mr. Wood to en?
gage a regular physician, hut he de?
clared he would not recant his theory
of diseases. He took absent treat?
ment from three demonstrators.
PORT NEWS, VA., W*
REV. CR?PSEY GUIL1Y
OF PREACHING HERESY
Episcopalian Priest Convicted by
Ecclesiastical Court on
ALLOWED ID RETRACT RELIEF
By Publishing a Book hie Gets Into
Trouble That Will Cause Him to be
Thrown Out of th2 Field Unless
He Resents?Methodists to Name
(By Associated Press.)
ROCIILSTklt, N. Y-, May 15.?The
verdict in the heresy trial of Rev. D' ?
Algernon S. Crapsey. today was de?
livered to the accused minister.
Four of the judges state in their
opinion sentence should he passed as
Suspension for Priest.
"Thai (he respondent should be
suspended from exorcising Ihe founc
tions of the church until such time
as he shall satisfy Ilm ervlostiascal
authorities of the diocese that his
belief ami teaching conform to the
doctrines of the Apostles creeil and
the Nlcene creed as this church hath
received the same. However we ex?
press the earnest hope ami desire that
the respondent may sec his way
clearly during the thirty days that
und? r the canons of the church must
intervene before sentence ran he pro?
nounced to the full satisfaction of
Ihe eeclesllastleal authorities of such
conformity on his part."
Published a Book.
The charges against TJr. Ornpsey
grew out of li series of ttcrmons de?
livered by him While he was rector
of St. Andrews church at Rochester
am) which he subsequently publish?
ed in hook form under the title "Re
ilgion ami Polities."
In brief tin. charges declare that
Dr. Crapsey in these writings denies
the doctrines of the divinity of
Christ, his virgin birth, his resurrec?
tion and the doctrine of the Trinity
as contained in the Apostles and Ni
ceiie creeds nnd the hook of common
prayer of the Protestant Episcopal
church of the United States of Amer?
TO ELECT NEW BISHOPS.
Methodists Decide, to Elevate Three
of Their Ministers.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., May If..?
The general conference of the Meth?
odist Episcopal church South, today
decided to elect three new bishops
and set Thursday morning at 10
o'clock as the time for tlio selection
of these dignataries ami such other
officers as are usually chosen by the
Protests against the action of the
general conference of the M. 15.
Church South, yesterday in voting
to appoint a committee to draw imp *i
new statement of faith, were heard to'
VERDICT AGAINST HEALER.
Christian Science Doctor Held on
fRv Associated Press.)
LONDON. Mav if..?The Inipiost on
the body of Major .lohn Nicholas
Wiiyte, of the Lancashire Fusiliers,
who distinguish.-.1 himself dining the
South African war and who recently
died under trvtment of Christian
Science, resnb-il in a verdict of man
slaughter agaiasi Dr. A. D. Cock, a
Christian Selen r. healer, who was
committed for tiial.
The case was long drawn out and
attracted much attention, the court be?
ing crowded wltii fashionable people.
Mrs. Mary Raker G. Eddy, of Con?
cord, N. II.. the founder of Christian
Science, was frequently mentioned in
tlie course of the evidence.
Stole Dead Man's Trousers.
.T. L. Ratlnl a negro wns arrested
last night by Acting Detective Mor?
rison on the charge of stealing a
pair ef trousers which belonged to
Benniu Folkes, a negro who died I
Sunday. Battlnl was wearing the I
stolen trousers when arrested.
DRINK GRAZED LOVER |
DN RAMPAGE Of GRIME
Not Allowed lo See His Girl He
Tries to Set Fire to Her
KILLS MAN AND WOUNDED FOUR
Three Men Shot to Death in a Riot
With Negro Soldiers Out in Ne?
braska?Troops Run Amuck and
Kill Watchman?One Fellow Kill?
ed by the Jail Guards.
(Oy Associated Press.)
ATLANTA. OA.. May 15.?Crazed
by drink and by disappointment in
a love affair, James II. Clark, a tele?
graph operator lit Chainblee, began
yesterday a rampage of crime.
In less than twenty-four hours ho
killed one man. severely wounded
llirec others, slightly wounded a fifth
ami clubbed a sixth with a shot gun,
set fire to the home of one of his
victims ami when surrounded by n
posse shortly nfter noon today, shot
himself through the heart.
Made Love With Difficulties.
Clark who camp here from Bald?
win, (la., paid marked attention to
the neice of 15. S. Purchell, but was
discouraged. He went to the Pur
cell home last evening and demanded
admit lance which wns refused. He
set fire to the kitchen and when 15.
S. Purrell and son. appeared lo fight
the flames. Clark WOUIlditig lliein
both: Mo shot WJ R. Mask, railroa 1
station agent, hi the neck.
Kills a Storekeeper.
Clark then fled to Dun woody,
about five miles distant, where lie
arrived today. He went to the store
of Nash and Cheek and demanded
ammunition. The .dnre people re?
fused to sell the cartridges: Clark
Immediately fired ami killed Cheek,
lie fired nlan at Mr. Nash. Inflicting
a dangerous w und.
On the way down the railroad
tracks he mi l \y\*J, Cooker, whom
be attacked, wounding him ?slight 1;,.
Later he killed himself. . .
Three Men Ktlled in a Riot.
CRAWFORD. NEB., May 15?One
soldier, a watchman and a citizen
were killed as the result of an at?
tempt by watchman Arthur Moss and
his brother J. II. Moss to arrest ills
orderly colored soldiers from Fort
Robinson Sunday night. One of the
men was kilted by soldiers who were
nil guard to prevent a lynching.
CIRCUS ROBDERY RECALLED
Arrest Made of the Supposed Culprit
CLEVE-I AND, ()., May 15.?Wil?
liam T. Sapith, auditor of the Carl
Uagenhaok Circus, was arrested here,
charged with the ihefl of fWt.oon
from (the ticket wagon of the Pora
paugh-Sells show in October 1001,
while be was treasurer of thai enter?
prise. The robbery, occurred at Tar"
horn, N. c.
ENGLAND HAS A NEW MONSTER
10 DESTROY FIGHTING SHIPS
H. M. S. Iphigenia is a Bomb Dis?
tributer and a Mighty Fast
(Bv Associated Press.)
LONDON. May I."?.?The Iphigenie
is the latest addition to the
British navy. She carries only
light machine guns and there- is
nothing about her in convince the or
(Hilary observer that sin? Is a particu?
larly formidable craft. But so much
Importance is attached to her that
when I made inquiries at the admiral?
ty office. I wits told that an official
embargo of secrncy had been placed
upon her. and that in no -lici.in?
stances would any information bo
given out about, her.
Probably, however, the naval Intel?
ligence bureau at Washington has
slowed away, In some pigeonhole,
every detail about this new vessel
that Is worth knowing. The Iphigenia
is a mine-strewing warship. She em?
bodies the lala&t naval lessons of
the Russo-Japanese war. which de
mnnst rated the destruetiveness of
floating minis, plus ilio best that the
llritisl) admiralty can do to Improve
Along bach side of hei" dork aft are
two rows of elovnted rails on Which
are slung Ilm mines, that look lik-;
lingo halls. These rails project ov< r
the vessel's stern, so that the mines
can he dropped overboard as she
steams along. They routatn the most
powerful explosiv s thai SCioP.C.J de?
voted to human destruction can de?
vise. They are. in reality, hcrmetlca)
ly sealed miniature earthquakes that
iii'ed only a hump to send them off.
And woe bei hie the craft that gives
The force of the explosion won!.I
knock a hide in the bottom of the
stoutest battleship afloat and semi bet
to llavy .hues' locker in mi lime. Tin
compounding of the explosives employ
ed Is one of the admiralty's s"cre<s.
Another and still more important one
it is said, is a device by means of
which the mines float several feel be?
low the surface. This renders it Im?
possible to detcet their presence by
the sharpest lookout, and greatly In?
creases their destructive power. In?
asmuch as under such conditions the
teirlhle wounds they Inflict would be
some distance below I he water Hue.
BILL AFFECTS 670,000.
To Reduce Hours But Not Wages In
(Ry Associated Press.)
LONDON. May 1;"..?The coal mines
bill, the obje'-: of which Is to gradu?
ally reduce the hour of work till they
reach the eighl-hottr limit In 11)08.
without reducing wages hns been
pass" I unanimously on second reading
in the house nl commons. The bill af?
fect ?.670.000 pbrirns.
Previous pa.vctnents had rejected
I he same bill four times, nlfhough it
passed on second reading an equal
nuinhir of times, twice by large ma?
Chinese Gambler Ends Life,
(Special lo the Daily Pi ess.)
NRW YORK. May 16?Ma i.' desp.in?
dent by losses at gambling, Nag Tuch
jumped from a fourth story window o!
the bouse ill which he lived. His
body was found In the ya.-J of No. :..;!
TWOCENT F/ifiE DELAYED
Railroads Plan to Prevent Enforce?
ment of the Law
QUESTION TO BETESTEO IN.COURT
Attorneys for Corpcrations Assert
That Act is Unconstitutional?
Commercial M-;n are Working to
Have Law Put in Effect.
(By Associated Press.)
RICHMOND, VA., May 15.?The
Churchman U-ceiit-ratu bill, which
ps-aseil both branches of the Virginia
Legislature, and was signed by the
Governor, is scheduled to go iu ef?
fect .1 illie 15, hut there Is a strong
llklihood that the measure will not
he effective then.
Attorneys for the railroads claim
that ii is unconstitutional and will
fight it to the end.
The Corporation Commission, will
lien rthe arguments of the attorneys.
If the commission sustains the Leg?
islature in reducing the rate, then
the matter will he taken to the Su?
The Travelers' Protective Associa?
tion and other Important business
men's associations of the State have
been working hard to have the
Churchman hill become a law in real?
The Churchman bills says that the
railroads shall Issue 500 mile hooks
for $1U, or a rate of 2 cents per
mile for all 5110 mile bebkai
FROM PREACHER TO AGENT.
Minister Gives Up Pulpit for Sewing
ROCKFORD, ILL.. May 15.?It was
nntuumced today that Rev. .lohn
Hieirs. evangelist pastor of the Metho?
dist church at Cherry Valley and I be
bond of a famllv of a wife and two
children, would no longer preach the
gospel, but would henceforth sell sew?
ing machines nt Relvhlero. as a result
~>t the receni scandal In which Itiggs
whs tried and acquitted on a charge
The preacher declared he went to
" room in a hotel with Miss Zu In Tes
Jipr. a piano agent, to buy a piano.
While there two niPn brok? In the
room. He says the trouble dares back
o bis fight n<">i'"u the lalocn keep
?rs of Cherry Valley.
Fair and warmer
Wednesday ; Thursday
fair;* light to fresh
PRICE TWO CENTS
STATE ASLYUM FILTHY
Dr. Henderson Says That Food
That Is Given to Patients Is
None to Good
ROOMS TOO ARE HONE TOO CLEAN
It Was Brought Out During the Tes?
timony That in Giving the Insane
aBths the Same Tub of Water Is
Used to Bathe Many Persons?
Women are Ducked by Attendants.
(Special lo the Daily Press.)
WIU.IA.MSP.UIU1, VA., May 16.?
Tln> committee looking into the con?
duit of the affairs of the Kastern
Slate Hospital called Dr. Henderson
the assistant Superintendent as its
first witness today.
"Ill your examination of the wards
i in Dr. Poster's ? absence." began the
chairman, "have yen seen any bed?
bugs In the male wards, and do you
know of anything that was done to
have them exterminated?" ?
In reply Dr. Henderson told of a
man who brought a special s'lutlon
hcie. but it did not seem effective
ami be bad so reported to Dr. Fester.,
The solution was not purchased.
Hundreds of bugs were found In one
He said 17fi patients ate in the din'
lug room. Sometimes these patients
cannot ent the regular food, having
lost appetite for It.
Dr. Henderson intimated that' the
ford ..was . none too good. 'V ^'.v*'* /
"Would turtle soup benefit 'the pa-i
Dents' hPiiHh?". asked Mr. Ouhl,
"They would ftnjoy It. They ?0?^
sometimes get It I don't believe they
do get soft crabs or vnslon."
Dr. Henderson shIiI be had nn au?
thority to change patients' diet.
?Mr. Roberts asked if It, had ever
happened that a person had been ad?
judged Insane by a commission of lu?
nacy and found not to be Insane.
"I do not know of any such case,
here, but they have been sent here
when the acute stage of insanity was
Dr. Souths!) second assistant phy.
sIcIhii. was also examined. He ad?
mitted patients were mistreated by
attendants. He said he had ordered
women patients ducked as matter cf
discipline and that in bathln? o.t
tlents the ?anic tub was used for
ninny persons without a change of
WILL REMOVE LABORATORY.
Carnegie Expects Consent of Govern?
ment to Transfer Geological Tests.
(Spprlal to the Dallv PresB.)
PITTSRURO. PA.. May 15.?\ndrew
Cai nee,ie proposes to remove the geo?
logical laboratory from St. Louis to
Plltshurg, where it will become a part
of Hie Carnegie Technical schools.
The consent of the federal govern?
ment is necessary, but Mr. Carnegie
thinks this is assured. He has al?
ready ordered the preparation of plans
for a building in cost from jr.nn.noo to
$1.000.000,00(1. to house the laboratory.
The laboratory was established In
St. Louis Hiree venrs ago. Congress
recently appropriated $300.000 to be
expended by It. Experiments so far
have been entirely in find, to deter?
mine the h 'at or gas units in coal and
the value of peat for the s unen-iirpose.
II is argued that the establishment
of the laboratory In Plltshurg will per?
mit of Important tests of iron and
steel as well ns fuel.
SOLD BODY FOR MEDICAL AID.
Poor Man Bargains Away His Corpse
to His Attendinq Physician.
(Soeclal to the Dnilv Pr?'M
OMAHA. Nrsn.. May 15.?Unable to
nay for I he services of a phyJvclan
Oeorpe Orris, of Fort Dodge, ha < lnr
gained nwny his body to his attend
lug physician, on the condition that
he receives medical treatment until
Orris I? expected to live only a few
days, and at his death his btiij will
be used for scientific purposet. He has
agreed that the dissection can begin
ns soon as he Is pronounced dead.
Orris is a poor ol I man who has been
a rotintv charge for years.
According to bis contract Orris Is tr>
have the best medical treatment as
well ns tbise delicacies which he could
not himself afford. He is suffering
from a complication of diseases.