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VOL. XL, NO. 138
TO HURT DR. FOSTER
It is Believed Ttiat ttie Probers
Will Find That He is a Good
COMMITTEE CLOSES ITS SESSION
Report Not to Be Made Public at
Once, But it is Said That Recom?
mendations Will Be Made for the
Betterment of all State Asylums
.for the Insane?Inquiry Cost $7,QOQ.
(Special to the Daii/ Press)
iWlLLIAMSB?RG, VA., June 13.?
The legislative investigation of the
affairs of the Eastern State hospital
was concluded today, when Senator
Saddler, chairman of the committe'?,
announced that the committee would
adjourn subject to the call of the
Just prior to the adjournment the
investigation took on the guise of a
love feast, at which only pleasant
tilings were said and during which
animosities were forgotten.
Saddler Thanks Everybody.
Chairman Sadler, in a happy
speech, thanked the citizens of Wil?
liamsburg lor their hospitality to I he
committee; the newspaper men for
reporting the proceedings, and Ser
geant-nt-Arms Wat kins for the or?
der he had kept during tlw; sessions
of the committee- and the._ capable
turu.) m t. ..}jv;ivh.lc)?'- lie bad discharged
?tiie-*dvilo.V,orVis? offico. ?' '
Colonel Lawless, counsel for Dr.
Foster, superintendent of the hos?
pital, caught the fancy of the com?
mittee and the audience! in a happy
speech In which lie spoke of the cour?
tesies lie had received at the hands
of the committee und the esteem
in which he held its members.
"Spot Lightt" on Foster.
"Never in the history of this com?
monwealth," said Colonel Lawless,
"has an investigation been as far
reaching and as thorough as this has
been. The white light has been
thrown on the private and official
life of my friend. Dr. Foster, and
yet, not a single word lias been ut?
tered by a witness on the stand dur?
ing the thirty-one days of the inves?
tigation, which has caused him re?
gret, or which might keep his chil?
dren from looking upon him as a
Virginia gentleman without stain or
The members of the committee
lert Williamsburg tonight for their
various homes, after having spent
six weeks in an exacting and labor?
ious investigation, the longest and
most thorough that has ever been
held within the bounds of the old do?
Legislators Really Worked.
Thirty-one days of actual work has
been consumed, and during the whole
time Hie committee has sat as a
whole except during two occasions,
when Imperative business called a
member away. Two and sometimes
three sessions have been held daily,
Hie work at each session having con?
sumed from seven to ten hours.
During the investigation more than
fifty witnesses have been examined,
and in Instances' the same witnesses
were recalled seven or eight time*
in order that Ihe fullest light might
be shed upon the. affairs of tlie hos?
Thousands of Words Heard.
The official record will contain
about, six thousand pages of type?
written matter, without Inking into
consideration the report which will
probably be written and acted upon,
either in Williamsburg or Richmond,
during tbo latter part, of August. The
expense of the Investigation, it is
said, will reach $7,000. Rut the
amount is small when It Is consider?
ed how far reaching the examination
has been and the probable happy re?
sults to all the asylums in the State
that will follow.
Foster Not Injured.
There seems to lie four Indisput?
able facts brought out by the host of
First?That Dr. Foster is anzahle
and intelligent superintendent who Is
active in the discharge of his duties.
Sccomi?That Hit' asylum needs lar?
ger appropriations tor its proper
Third?That the negro insane have
fared better at the hands of the Vir?
ginia legislature than the white.
Fourth?That the attendants at the
hospital are paid starvation wage.?,
twenty-five per rent, lower than anyi
other Stale In the union.
Report For the Legislature.
There is no doubt but that these
fuels will be properly reported to
the general assembly, that proper at?
tention will ho given them und that
the evils will he remedied. The
commitleo is composed of the follow?
ing members of the legislature:
Senator Sadler, chairman, of Pow
haiah; Senator Risen, of Pitlsylva
iila; Senator Roberts, of Moeklen
burg: Representative Child, of Camp?
bell; Representative Dunn, of Albe
hinrlc, nnd Representative Pulllani, of
During tlie investigation Colonel
Joseph T. Lawless, Colonel George
Wayne Anderson and Hon. St.
George Fttzhugh appeared before the
committee as counsel.
Jett's Confession May Give the Hang-1
man Work in Kentucky.
JACKSON, KY.. June 1.1.?Former
Sheriff Edward Callahan' and Ulbert i
Hargls 'wore arrested here today on:
the charge of murdering D. D. Cox,,
several years ago. Callahan and Har?
gls were mentioned in the confession
of Curtis Jett.
There Is intense excitement ovur j
the arrests and some profess to fear]
an out-break. Judge Ha'rgls was j
brought into court on a motion for
There is a great crowd in Jackson,
attracted by I he appearance of Curtis
Jett, who is to testify against Ilargls.
ECH OF BAY SHORE SALE.
Judge Waddell Hands Down Order
fRv Associated Proa* 1
iwRFOLK. ? VA., June -13.?In the
united" States' court today In the Ray
Shore railroad case. Judge Waddell
ordered the railroad to turn over to
10. B. Smith and company, the bond
holders of Philadelphia, $2.0on worth
of stock which R. B. Font less, claim?
ed to have purchased, but who alleged
that tlie stock had never been turned
over to him, and which be claimed
had been held by the receivers.
Until the matter is finally adjudi?
cated, the stock will be deposited in
a local bank, together with all of the
TQ DIVORCE STEEL KING
Mrs Corey Resents Husband's At?
tentions to Acliess.
MAGNATE TIRED OF HIS WIFE
Petition Filed in Reno, Nevada For
Separation by the Woman and the
Custody of Their Minor Son?Both
of Them Started in at the Bottom.
(Special to the Daily Press.)
RENTJ, NEV? ? June 13.?.Mrs. Wil?
liam Kills Corey, wife of the presi?
dent of the United Slates Steel
trust, has filed a petition in t lie
courts hero for nil absolute divorce.
She prays for the custody of their
minor child, a hoy.
In Hie petition no woman's name
is mentioned us corespondent, but
the petitioner chnrgos her husband
It Is said that Corey will not fight
the suit but will let it go to trial
and will also , set aside an independ?
ent fortune for Iiis wife's use.
Mrs. Corey Is attended by Cor?
ey's mother nnd sister. Her own
mother ndvised her uot to seek a di?
Corey's father came out In the
public prints and bitterly condemned
his son for the alleged disreputable
conduct nnd charging that he bad
paid undue attention to an actress.
The actress who is said to be Im?
plicated in the affair is Mahle Oil?
man. She Is now In Europe.
Mrs. Corey wan eniployed as n
servant in the homo of A. A. Qorey,
father of tho Steel trust president,
and there It was that the love match
was made between the two young
people. W. Ellis Corey nt that time
was employed on a coal tipple by
his uncle, John B. Corey, nnd was
making $40 a month.
PORT NEWS, VA., Tl
COST OF INSPiST
PI BY GOVERNMENT
Congressional Committee Gener?
ously Takes [he Burden Off
the Meal Trust.
TAXPAYERS TO FOOT THE BILL
Labels Are to De Placed on All
Products That Are Carried by In?
terstate Railroads?Date Left Off,
Another Favor to Packere?Jail
Penalty For Violations.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON; D. C, Juno 13.?A
moat Inspection provision was com?
pleted by Hie House com in it tee on
agriculture tonight ami will be pro
rented to the House for action prob?
ably tomorrow which, it is declared
by Hie committee, will Insure that
American meats and moat products
are healthful, clean, and In every re?
spect wholesome and lit for food.
The Important features of the log:
(station are that it plates the cost of
inspection on tho government ami
makes u<> annual appropriation of
$2,000,000 to pay the expenses.
It requires a government label ns
a passport for the meat product},
which go into inter-State commerce,
buil in addition to this label, a cer?
tificate of purity to the carrier and
to the secretary of agriculture foil
all such products which enter for?
eign commerce. *
Places Must Be Sanitary.
To secure this label, tho product
must .he handled in accordance with
sanitary relations to he prescribed
by the secretary of agriculture, who
Is authorized to employ an adequate
corps' of efficient Inspectors to su?
pervise the enforcement of his reg?
It prohibits the use of preserva?
tives or chemicals which are inju?
rious to health and leaves the mat?
ter of determining this question to
the secretary of agriculture.
Label Not Dated.
Tiie label on the products is to
indicate the ingredients hut the dato
of the manufacture Is not require.1
to bo stated.
The sanitary requirements which
the secretary is to prescribe and en?
force must insure complete sanita?
tion as to all buildings, whether
slaughter bouses or canning estab?
There are penalty clauses attach?
ing to violations of all these provi?
sions. The common carrier is sub?
ject to a henvv penalty if he accepts
for transportation any goods not'
hearing the government label or In
case of foreign shipments in addition
to the label, hot accompanied by the
required certificate. The packers
are subject to a heavy penalty for
false labeling, n.i to contents of tho
Prison Clause in the Act.
? There is a special penally against
the bribery of Inspectors, being im?
prisonment from one to three years,
and line of from one to ten thous
nml dollars for offering a bribe and j
the same punishment for Hie accept?
ance of a bribe on the part of the
Farmers nnd small butchers nro
excepted from the operation of the
The conclusion of the committee
war, reached after three full days
of consideration, following the ex?
haust ivo homings on the official re?
ports regarding conditions in the
packing houses of Chicago.
Tiie cnnclusl a represents the ju-ir
mont of nine members of tho com
mittco ns against seven, who prefer?
red the Boverlilge amendment slight?
ly altered. A minority report will
be made to the House.
Klu-Klux Character Dies.
fBy Associated Pros?.)
UNION, S. C, Juno 13.?Andrew
McNeaco, said to be 101 years old,
who attracted considerable promin?
ence in this county during the Klu
Klux times by the discovery of n
plot to murder a score of officials,
died here today. 1
IIIKSDAY, JUNE 1!,
THREE OF CREW LOST
Fire In Baltimore Does a Million
? Dollars Worth of Damage
to Steamship Company.
FIVE MEN ARE STILL MISSING
Besides the Destruction of the $300
OOO Boat Essex Many Barges Aro
Wrecked by the Flames?Packing
fyant Too is Damaged?Women
Are Panic Stricken.
(By Associated Press.)
BALTIMORE, Ma, June 13.?The,
greatest lire since the conflagration
of 10(11, involving a property loss of
about $1,000,000, and (he sacrifice of]
three lives, occurred ill nil early
hour this morning on the water
For a time I lie entire water front
was threatened with dent ruction tin
the north side, the Humes he int-,
with difficulty kepi within the con?
fine.-, of the. wharf of the Merchants'
& Minor?' Transportation Co., and
on the south side a stubborn battle
win being fotiglil to prevent a whole?
sale destruction of property by lire
which spread front tin- steamship
Essex nnd six hai'ges, which were
Three of the Crew Burned.
Tlire?'members of the crew of the'
Esnex perished and two are missing.
It is Kollrvod thtii the missing men
weie hurtted to death or jumped
overboard and were drowned.
Known dead tire:
EDWARD ATKINSON, cabin as
JOHN COSTELLO, second stew?
MANUEL ODB1.I.O, lire-man.
Five other men were rescued with
(lifficuity by the tug Mary, two of
them narrowly escaping death in the
(lames or drowning, us they wore
forced to make flying leaps to fho
vessel from Hie deck of the Essex
as the former boat pulled away from
the burning steamer.
Packing House Damaged.
On the south side of the harbor
the packing house of Mooro & Brady
company, was damaged, (he steamer
Minnie Wheeler, of the Baltimore,
Chesapeake & Atlantic Steamboat
Company, and a etil ton shed of the
Merchants' & Miners' Transportation
Co., were partly destroyed.
They caught fire from the bargen
and the Essex; when they floated
across the harbor after being cut
loose from their moorings.
Essex Catches on Fire.
The steamer Essex arrived in port,
last night, and was half unloaded.
She was lying along side of the
south end of the wharf, nnd before
word could ho passed she caught fire
and was lowed out into the harbor,
Six scows and barges that were
also lying along side of the wharf
worn ignited ai once anil were soon
completely destroyed. A number of
them were towed on I into midstream
so ns Id prevent them from setting
fire to adjacent property.
Tliu barges and scows were loaded
with cotton and rosin, and the flames
blazed fiercely, the heat from them
Ship a Complete Wreck.
The Essex, which was valued at
$300,000, is a total wreck, as is the
enrgo on board, valued at $150,00'
Tito damage to the Savaanah pier
of the Merchants' & Miners' Trans
porlation Co., amounted to $r?o,000.
The six barges belonging to the
snmo company, loaded with cotton
and rosin,' wore willi their cargoes
valued at about $200,000.
Most of the papers and books In
the transportation company's office
The firemen succeeded in keeping
the flames from destroying the com?
pany's big warehouses; where thOiiS;
amis of dollars worth of goods are
The losses are covered by lnsur;
Residents Panic Stricken.
Residents living in the neighbor?
hood of the fire-and whose houses
were threatened became panic strick
en. ami tin- polio.' assisted many wo?
nt, n nnd children to places of safety.
Two old women living oh Block
sttvel locked themselves In the room
of a small house that was on 111'..'
ami tin- police had to break In tin'
door and remove thetii by force.
Another woman, supposed to be dy?
ing at tin' Ihne, was removed to the
WANTS WIRELESS EXCHANGES.
Navy Department Hopes for Interna?
(Special to the Daily Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. Ci, jtitle 1.3.?1
One of the must important quest ions
to he brought before the International j
Conferoncu on Wireless Telegraphy
in Berlin this summer is thai of ex?
change of messages by boats of dif?
ferent nationalities* regardless of th>'
systems employed or of exclusive coii
Iracts held by any one system with
a given government.
The necessity of an Intertilltionnl
agreement ami its enforcement 1ms
been made plain to the Navy Depart?
ment nn several occasions within the
hist year. Ships detailed to locate
mid destroy derelicts have been ham?
pered by the refusal of steamships
flying other flags and carrying wire?
less telegraph under exclusive con?
tracts In communicate with them.
II is hoped the American delegates
to the international conference will
be successful In having passed ah
ngreemenl which in such rases waive
all terms of exclusive contracts.
CHANGES AT ROANOKE COLLEGE
Former Graduate Engaged as Profes?
sor of History.
(fly Associated Press."!
SALEM. VA.. Juno 13?The fitly
third commencement of Rnatwko mil
lege eloseti today with tlu? regular
exercises of commencement day. The
tabernacle was filled with an appreci?
Following the conferring of the de?
grees, the nnnonncoinont was made
liiut Charles J. Smith, class of 'ill,
nnd an A. AT. of Princeton, now of
l.aneasli'r. Pa., bud been elected as
si stahl professor of history and econ?
omics; that It. A. Goodman, class of
'ui; bnti been elected Instructor, and
that a new professor of French mid
German would be elected at. one,-; to
Ink.- the place of Dr. F. V. N. Painter,
who resigned to become lecture,- on
education in 'he new depn*'hncht of
education just c.-lahllshcil.
II was further nmnuiicc I that flit?
briirij of irustijs. na-1 in?.'. i ?< d plans
lo liilsc Hie $:'.'>.con ikvuut .o moot
Mr. Carnegie's brrer or ?25,000 for ad
dtllo.ial enilnwm i t?, Mo/.' (ban one
third tlie um.mat iilroaly h.is been
THREE-MASTER IS LOST
Schooner - E. 8. Sato Sinks Oil
Cape Fear Bar.
NO TIDINGS OF THE SHIP'S CREW
Masts of the Vessel Are Seen Above
the Water?Doat Came From Nor?
folk to Load Shingles for a Port
In the West Indies.
(Ry Associated Press;)
WILMINGTON, N. C. June 13.?A
three masted schooner, thought to
be R. R. Sabona (British) 268 tons,
Ca plain Sniicun, bound from Norfolk
lo this port witli part cargo of coal,
wns sunk during the night in seven
fathoms of water, about live miles off
Cnpe Fear bar.
It I3 I bought she went down about
3 a. 111. in a terrific gale of wind
which prevailed off ibis coast at the
time. She was first sighted .hy^the
crew of the Cape Fear- life saving
station about one-third of her masts
being above water with -all sails
The Inf; boat Blanche and pilot
boa I Inabel, of South Port, went out
to the wreck bill were unable to
b arn anything as to the cause of the
disaster except tlint, the masts ap?
peared lo be those of a British ves?
sel, she was laden with heavy ma?
terial. There are no tidings of the
If Hit' vessel was in collision ns
her main rigging seems to Indicate
it is supposed thai tlie crow was tak?
en off by the colliding vessel. The
Snhean wan duo here last night from
Norfolk lo complete her cargo will)
shingles for Kingston, Jamaica. Tlie
wreck is dangerous to navigation
and the revenue cutter Seniinole Is
preparing to blow up the derelict.
The Isabel In laying by the vessel
though n heavy sea Is ruuning.
warmer In the inter?
ior; Friday fair, warm?
er; east to south
PRICE TWO CENTS
ADMITTED TO UNION
Conferees Agree Upon Oklahoma
Indian Territory Bill, Which
Meets With Approval.
DEMOCRATS SEE G. 0. P. GAIN
Conference Report on the National
Quarantine Bill Accepted by the
Senate Winch Sends the Measure
to the President?Congress Rushing
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON^ D. C, June 13 ?
The senate adopted without division
the conference report, on the state?
hood hill at (1:20 o'clock tuts evening.
The report was debated by Senators
Fornker, Bailey. Patterson, Money.
Dubois, Morgan, Stone, MeCuuibor
A few Democratic senators intimat?
ed thai the consolidation of Oklaho?
ma and Indian Territory would Insure
lo the advantage of the Republican
parly and \ly. Money declared that
such was the Intent und charged that
the legislation is Influenced by sec?
tionalism, lie declared that one wes?
tern man is euhnl in all the qualities
of manhood to live eastern men.
Terms of the Dill.
I By the terms of the conference re?
port on toe statehood bin adopted by
' the senate today Indian Territory and
Oklahoma are to he admitted to the
union us one state under the name of
The territories of New Mexico and
Arizona are in |fo admitted as one
slate under the name (if Arizona pro?
vided the people of each of those ter
rIt dries vole for the Joint statehood
tit tin election to he held on Novem?
ber, sixth next,
j Dubois rights the Mormons.
Senator Dubois announced ills In?
tention lo vole against the acceptance
of the report because of the onilssjon
of tue ahtl-polyghmy provision insert?
ed by the senate ami In doing so he
took occasion to review Iiis own polit
fleal experience in dealing with the
Mormons, saying that ho knew that
Ills stand on the question would re
i suit In his enforced retirement from
The senate also listened during the
I day lo an argument by Senator Mll
| lard in opposition to the sett-level,
Phivama canal bill, ami also further
dehnte on the Lake Erie and Ohio
I river canal bill which was not acted
The conference report on the Na?
tional quarantine bill was adopted by
the senate. As the hill hud hitherto
? been accepted by the house it will
now go to thi! president.
APPLAUSE IN THE HOUSE.
; Congressmen Welcome the Settle?
ment of Tiresome Question.
( Mv .\Ku(?d:tted Pres? >
WASHINGTON, D. C. Juno 13.?
There was n round cf applause from
both sides of the chamber when Mr.
j Hamilton of Michigan reported to the
house today thai the conferees on the
statehood hill bad reached tin agree?
ment nnd asked that it lie printed in
The day was Spent on the sundry
civil appropriation hill and with ex?
cept h'n of an hour occupied in con?
sidering the question of the abolish?
ment of tlx? office of receivers of lund
offices, which proposed abolishment
the house refused to sanction, the en?
tire day was taken up with the con?
sideration of appropriations for the
United Slates Geological survey,
members of the appropriations com?
mittee being exceedingly severe In
their condemnation of tin* methods
used by officials of I hi; survey to se?
cure Increased sums for the various
branches of the survey.
The house concurred in the senate
I amendments to the bills to erect n
monument at King's Mountain battle?
field in North Carolina, and to trans
for Clinton county, Iowa, from tho
northern to the southern judicial dis?
trict t riot of that stale.
The diplomatic ami consular appro?
priation bill whs sent to conference.
The house also sent to conference
the hill providing for th ? sub-divis?
ion of hinds entered under the recla?
CHANGES IN THE NAVY.
Captain Berry to Succeed Harrington
at Navy Yard.
(Bv Assoolnloil Press.1
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 13.?
Captain Robert M. Berry, command;
ant of I he navy yard ut Pons.icoia,
who will shortly be promoted to the
grade of rear-admiral, will succeed
Rear-Admiral II. P. Harrington, re?
tired, In command of the navy yard,
Norfolk, when the latter is relieved