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THB T1MBS. FOUNDED 1&3
THE D1BPATCH, FOUNDED 1850.
WHOLE NUMBER, 16,220,
RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUiflMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINOTON, Aprll 20.-Forccast for
Tuesday and Wcdticsdny:
VIrglnla?Fnlr Tuesday nnd Wednesday;
'llght to fresh wlnds,
North Carollna?Fnlr Tuesday and Wed?
nesday; fresh north wlnds.
An almost slondy downpoiir of raln
mndo yesterday a dlsagreeable one. Tho
montl for to-day and to-morrow, accord
Ing to tho weathor peoplo, wltl bo more
atlrnclivo, cloar sklcs belng looked for.,
BTATE OF THE TIIICHMaMETER.
? A. M. 57
12 M. 63
B 1'. ,\r. 56
n i'. m.r.'i
?) 1'. M.M
13 mjdnlght . M
Avorn _ro .M 2-3
Hlghest temperaturo yesterday.W
Lowest temperaturo yestorday.f>
Monn temperaturo yestenday.58
Norrnal tomporatufo for Aprll.Bo
Deparlura from norrnal tempcrature 03
i Anrll 21. 1903.
tSnii rh'cs.r.:20 | HIGHTIDIS.
bun tcts.6:49 I Moinlng?"..
Moon rlBe8..;.2:ia [ Eyonlng.12:07
Mann law causea confuslon ln Henrlco
??Jamestown Mll adVocates make u
pledge-.Mystery at tho Confederate Btt
saar to-nlght-Names of deacons on an
applicatlon for a 11'-?-ijjs<; to aoll llquor
Well known Henrlco magistrate to mffrry
?Councll dccltncs t.. grant freo room ln
ihe Clty Hall to tlio Corporatlon Commls
hIoii?Clty must pay the Stewart Iron
Works- ?Death of Mrs. Margaret Moore
lalm.r-Local optlon for Ashland
Rkhmond Elks arranglng to ko lo Hattl
iiioi,-Flght agalnst Chrlstlan Solentlata
lu the Sehato ls won?Dlstingulshed odu
catorn to rtsach Rlchmond to-day?-Veto
i.ius tb slng old soiigs?Royal Arcatium
li-:' leave for Roanoko to-day-?Leglsla?
ture t? soon begrln to arratige for ad
Jhuinment-Tho programme or the Wed?
nesday CIuIj-Mask nnd Wig Club to
reaoll hero thls mornlng and appear at
tho Academy to-nlght-Managcr I<eath
Jiullgiinnt at reported remarks nf Rev.
(ieorgc L. McNutt-Councll adoptH reso
lutlons requestliig Mr. James lt. Gordon
not to retlre from publlc llf<.--Flnanr.o
Commltteo copslders tho protesta of llquor
nten?Man soverely Injured by a fall
from a 'thlrd-story window-Man who
rommllted sulclde not yet ldr-ntKlod
Knootlng of colored woman by Caspar
1'lscher pronounccd accldontal-MAN
CHESTER-Bazaar of the Daughters of
l.lberfv-Fin'inon's unlfornis are nccepl
cd?Elks Inltlate candidates?Deaths ln
tho communlty?Approachlng marrlago
announced-"Voung lndy*s hund cut
New candldato for Commonwcalth's at?
Rivcrs and harbprs chalrman inspectlng
Inland wals.r-wny at Norfolk-Contest
between drys nnd wets at Arvoniu
llung jury iii Appomattox murdef trlal
Negro boy killed by frelght traln near
Orange-New A. C. !,. .statlon ln Peters?
burg ls opened-Bark c/ltor killed by
lalling troo In Pulaski-A unlque prls
oner at Norfolk-Centennlal of Flrst
Baptlst Church at Aloxandrta-D. A.
Willlams draf/,ed under Seaboard englne
nt Portsmouth, l>ui oscapes-Schooner
Davenport may bo saved nt Old Polnt??
Culpepor'fl now postofflco buildlng?com
petltlve exntnlnntlon for AnnapoTls cadct
Bhlp from Flrst Dlstrlct-Judgo refusca
to grant new trlal lu Nowberry case
Pledmpnt .Medical Booloty in sesslon?
Marlon and Ryo Valley road maklng pro?
gress-Negro hlghwayman near Burke
Vllle-Chrlstlan college to be establlshed
nt Lynchburg-Showmun drowned at
Newport News-Good roads movemenUIn
Esscx?Sunday laws rlgidly enforced In
ChnrloUcsvlllo-^-Harailton on trlal in
Falrfax for wrecking Southern traln at
nawnawQrth-1?Cllfton McCraw. struek
by traln, dlos ln Lylichl.urg-Alleged at?
tempt to extort money ln Newport News
-l'ulplt unveiled as memorlal to Dr.
Cnrson in Lynchburg?Jmlij Campbell I
lines llquor dealer in Amherst, Deaths
Dr. Edward J. Harrlson In Cumberland;
Mrs. Jano W.ill lu Lynchburg; Thomas D.
Willlams in PanipUn Clty; .Mlss Blanche
Lewls in Ablngdon; H. M, -Miller ln Wnr
ren: Mrs. Frnncds Postley in Brlstol; Mrs.
A D. MaVmaduke ln Brlstol; W, H. Cos
tenbader lu Wostmoreland; Jerry J. Hur
lev in Cdrk, Irclnnd; B. M. Batchelder ln
Norfolk; Mrs. Ellzabeth A. .Sheild ln
Norfolk; Mrji. Mary K. Moore in I'eters
hurg; James T. lleazel In ltoanoke; John
A. Scott ln Campbell.
North Carollna Corporatlon Commlsslon
vlsltlng countles in connection wlth tax
roturns?Soveral charters granted at ;
Kaleigh?-Twelve convlots made break ,
to escape from stOckade near Wilmlngton. j
One is killed', two wour?led and four cap- t
tured?Post a, of the T. P. A., Ih rcor
ganlzcd by Colonel Jo.hn S, Harwood at I
Greensboro-Mayor elected at Goldsboro. ,
Elght persons killed and ten Injured In
wreck ou Erle road??Thlrty-four points
?.f error aro alleged by tho uttornoys for
the Northern Seciillles t'omp.uiy in their
nppeal lo tlie Supreme Court-Important
meetlng of tho Board of Vlsltors of the
University of VIrglnla to be held on tho
ESth, at whlch tlme a presldent of tho In
Mltutlon may bo elocted?Doprep ln So- I
cuiliios ea.se Is so modlfled that the dlvl- I
dends may bo pald to<< stockholdora?'
Dlrectors ro-eleoted at tho Vinunl meetlng
of tho Unlted States Steol Corporatlon?
Flve genoratlona of twlns and trlplets
knock the rari- suloldo t.lieory into n cock
i-d hat?Two desperate convlcts make a
bold. but unsuccessful; dash for llberty
Boston and Phlladelphla Natlonal League
teams spllt even lu games played ln Bos?
ton on yesterday?P.aco maro Wilt'ul r.in
into fencu at Memphls track and brokc
her Jaw, when nho had the race at her
meroy?Arrests made of pobl Bellors at
the l.akeside lra<"k, Chlcago-Schooner
t;illiiig from Newport News has nn ovent
ful voynso nnd passes sevoral derellcts
tlangeroiis to uaviyatlon-Countess I'tus
cel)"?\u<'W luishand, who ls n footman, ro
inandiSVfor fiil.se entry at the tlme of .hls
marrlage, when he put hlmsilt' down us a
mince?Soveral moro blg trust compa?
nies in Now York are to wlthdraw thejr
connection from the Clearing-hou.se Asso?
clatlon-Stock market aft<5T a perlod of
Jiesitalicv and rotioee.sslon lu prices closed
Strong wlth prices at the top level and o
pood lisl of net guiiis-Foxhnll Keene's
Palin Bearer wnn tho Cuiiai'Bla Stakes nt
Aiineduet-Nulional Luniher Mnnufact
urei.s' Assoclatlon holds lls llrst aiiiuial
c.nvenlion ly Washlngton-Phillppine
certltleales wero largely over-subscrlhed
,?Worst snowstorm ln years in Europo
doe.s great damage to tho grounds at
I'ntsdam Palaco?W. K. Vanderbllt de?
nle.s that ho ls to marry agaln, but an
order was entorod giving .hlm pormlsslon
of tho court to do so?Amerlcan alrshlps
nre to vlslt Kiel-Thlrty thousnud em
Xiloyos of the Headlng Colllery Company
fire .loeked oul-City of Santo Domlngo
hlielled hy Iho govornmont trnops and
throe generala wore killed durlng tho
flghtlng, which lasted for a wholo hour.
WARRANTS ARE OUT
FOR U. S. OFFICERS
<ny Ataoclatcd I'ri'ss.)
BAN JUAN, P. i\., Aprll 20.-C!hlcf Hood,
of the lutornul Jtevcnuu Department, hns
l\VOrn out wiurants boforo a justlco of
ths pea.e for the arres; of Captuln An
iliow J. Dunlap, II. 8. N., coinmaiulant
nf tho naval statlon here; Commander
Monlz, U. S. N.; p, V. Moliun, iiaymas
ler, U. S. N., and Robert Glles, for bring.
Ir.c; in lhiuors from tho island of st.
I'humas ou the llgluhoiiso tendei" Loretta
[H cenihor, 1002, wlthout pa>'tng the duty
Ihereon, 0,|les appeared and was held
,H.c..i" (1,000 bonda l'ur the I'ulfjd Statos
Thirty-four Points Raised
TO ALL PARAGRAPHS
Control Not In the Hands of
the Holding Company.
DESTROYED BY MERGER
No Violalion of the Anti-Trust Act and
No Contract or Conspiracy Waa
Disclosed in Restraint of Inter
stato or Foreign Commerce.
Finally Court Did Noth
ing but Err.
(By Associated Press.)
ST. PAUL, M1NN.. April 20.?Thlrty
four points of crror nro alleged by the
counsel for Uio Northern Sc-curitles Com?
pany and other defendants ln thulr appeal
fiom tlie declslon of the Clrcult Court.
l.xceptlons are notod to every para
graph In the decrce, and the court ls
clalmed to be ln crror ln renderlng any
decreo. savo ono, for a dlsmi.sal of the
petltlon and proceedlngs. Tho prlnclpal
cltatjons of error are as follows:
Tho court orred in flnelinK and decldlng
that tlie devlco of a holding company
placed the control of tho rallroads of said
two rallroad companles In tho hands of
the Northern Sectirltles Cornp:iny and do
stroyctl every natlve for competltion be?
tween sald two rallroad companles by
pboling their earnings for the common
beneflt ot the stockholders of both com?
panles. and orrcd in flndlnR and docldlng
that any such or any poolirig of earn
Snss was ovor conteniplatod.
The court crred In holdhiK and decldlng
thnt every comblnatlon whereby power Is
acquired to suppresa competltion between
two parallcl and compcting llnes of rall?
roads operatlng under Stato charters and
engftged ln Ihterstate commerco is a com
binatlon lu vlolatlon of sald nnti-trust
act, whethor such power ls cxerclsed or
intonded to be exercised or not.
The court errod ln holding and decid
Inir tii.it it would havo been a vlolatlon
of said anti-tru'st act had the lndlvldual
defendants, in pursuanoi of a prevlous
HRrcement so to do, sold tholr shares
of stock Jn tho defendant rallroad com
panleH to a natural porson. and had ln
duccd thelr fellow sharoholders to do tho
same, with the result of tho acqulsition
of such lndlvldual of a majority of stock
of said companlea.
The court erred In holding and decldlng
thnt the Northern Securlllos Company
rnntrols the commerco of both the defen?
dant rallroads, whoreby, under lho char
ter of each corpor?tlon, its mannRement
Is vested In Its board of manaRement
and two dlstlnct boards of directors.
The court erred ln holding and decld?
lng that tho constructlpn ar,d manaRo
m'-nt of rallroads was by charter under
State Inws, but subject to the Jurlsdlc?
tlon of the Interstnto Commerce Commls?
The court erred tlmt rallroad comhlna
Uons under SLato charter nre effectua!
restralnts under sald Interslato Com?
merco Commlsslon, and ennsequently ll?
Tho court erred ln deflnlng nnd decld
NO ROOMS FREE
Council Refused to Concur in
the Action of tlie /fl
The Common Councll at a special meet?
lng last nlght refused to furnlsh four
dosired adjolning rooms on the fourth
floor of the Clty Hall freo of cost to tho
In refusing to furnlsh tho deslred loeallty
wlthout cost, tha Common Councll re?
fused to concur ln tho actlon of he Board
of Aldormen, tho orlglnal ordlnance be?
lng amended lu such n mnnner as| to i_
fiulio thnt It go back to tho Board for
Tho umciidment Instructs the Coninilt
too on Grounds and Bulldlngs to let tho
four rooms ln questlon to the Common
woalth of Vlrglnla for a reusonable and
Just conslderutlon. lt was stated on tho
IJqor of Uio body that $1,000 por annum
would bo amply eheap.
Tiio amendnicni was adopted lu lleu
of an ordliiunco uuthoii.lug tho sald com?
mittee to furnlsh the four rooms to tho
State for tho Corporatlon Commlsslon,
tlio State n rclinburse the clty for any iid
dltlonal cost lniMirred for extra eluvator
aervlcq und Janltor hlro. Tho rooms at
present aro unqccuplpd,
Mr. lt. L. Petors was the flrst to offer
o|iposltion to the plan. lle was unalter
nhly agftinst lottlng tho rooms freo of
Preaident Bloomberg mado a lengthy
spooch agalnst the ordlnanco, urglng that
tho inonis bo not furnlshed tlio Stato frea
of cost. Mr. Pollock, patron of tho iilan,
ploudcd for coneiirrorico.
After muoh "alk, Mr Bloomberg moved
lo uniend as stated, and the lunoudinint
was adopted by a voto of 12 to 11, U4
Ayea?Messrs. Allen, Aiulorson, Bus
sloux, Oronsliaw, Curtla, Miner, O'NellJ,
Peters, Spepco, Teefcy, Steln, Bloomberg
Noes?Messrs. Hottom, iTerguaaon, UIenn>
liiiinrs, llargiovn, llcibaon, Ilubor, poi
.,i?id, Pollock, .WlUlum-, Morton-IL
Ing that "lhe object nnd necessary of
frct" of the CotnblnatlOn effGClfcd ln thls
case is to glvo to n fdnglo person, or a
Coterlo of person!?, full control of tho
rnoans of trnnsport.ation owned by two
parallel and competlng llnes nf rnl'rond
engaRed In Interstato commerce, as'well
ns the power to llx lhe rate for the trans?
portation of persons and pfoperty.
Tlie court errod ln holding that the aald
nnti-trust act was Intonded nnd was and
Ih effecttial to Include and prohlblt vir
tual comblnatlons of parnllel nnd com?
petlng rallroads chartered by the several
States, and comblnatlons looklng to such
are virtual comblnatlons.
The court erred In holding that tho
proofa diactos.d nny contract or con
splnicy In restrnlnt of Interstato or for?
elgn commerco or nny other cornblnntion
than one to bulld tip and enlarge Intcr
Btatc and forelgn commerco wlthout any
restraining of elUier.
flnally, the court orred In enjolntng
tho Northern 8/:eurltl?i Company from
exereistnR nny control over the othor de
Worst Snowstorm In Years
THE POTSDAM GROUNDS
Trees Datln? Back to Tlme of Frederick
the Great Uprooted by Storm?The
Snow Very Deep and Melting
(By Ansoctnted Press.)
BERLTN, April 20.?Tlio gale of Sun?
day wrought such havoc on the ground of
the pnlace at Potsdam that afull report nn
the subject has been telcgraphed to Em?
peror Wllliam. Many splendid trees,
dntlng from tho tlmo ot Frederick tho
Great. wero uprooted. The lmperlal wlld
park was also seriously dnmaged.
The thlrty-slx hours' snow-storm over
mlddle Europo ceased to-day at dayllght.
The snow is two Inches deep In Berlln,
Increaslng to a yard dcep in tho ITartz
highlahds; Snow lles deep in East Prussla
and Poland, whero tho wlres nro down
and tralns delayed. The snow is melting
rapidly and tho streams are already
Tho snow ls clghteen inches to three
feet deep on the Pollsh plalns. At noon
no trains arrK'ed at Posen for twelve
hours. Tralns are snowed in on tho llnea
all over Sllesia ond throughout Posen.
Tho rallroad administration has no snow
plows as such Fnow-storms as this is
extrcmely raro. Shovel g.ings woro or
ganlzcd to tllg out tho Irains and carry
food to the helated passengers.
Telegrams of similar portcnt nre belng
reeelved from all parts of Germany,
Street ears are unable to run, trains aro
nlraid to leavo tho termlnnls. aro stallod
ln the drifts, or arrirlng at tholr destina
tions many hours late. with passengers
wretched with cold nnd hunger.
Twcnty-one lnjured persons were taken
to the hospltals.
Some shlpplng disasters were reported
from the Baltlc and North Sea. The
German schooner Sport w.ifi Mranded near
Daritlz, and a Danlsli cutter wrecked
off Swlncund, Tha crows of both vossels
VIRGINIA ENTRIES IN
BOSTON HORSE SHOW
CSpeclal to The Tlmes-DIspatcli.)
BOSTON. MASS., Aprll 20.-Among the
latf, e.ntrles at the Boston Horso Show,
which opened to-day, aro those of Mlss
Llnrtsay Carter and Dr. C. Shlrloy Carfnr,
ef V.'arrenton, Va. Mlss Cartor has en?
tered her bay geldlng Prcmter In two
events of the comblnatlon saddle and har
ness class, nnd Dr. Cartor has entered
tho chestnut geldlng Golden Blaze, ln
two saddlo classes.
ARE NOW IDLE
All but Eleven of the Collier?
les Shut Down and 30,
000 Men Locked Out.
(Hy Associated I'rcss.)
POTTSVILLE. PA.. April 20,-Of the
forty-three collierles of the Phllndelphla
and Readlng Coal nnd Iron Company, all
but eleven aro shut down to-day owlng
to tho omployes belng locked-out by mi
order of the oompany. At the thlrty-two
IdlB operations many of tha empleyes on
Saturday refused to work nine homa us
demanded by tho management of the
In the Mananoy and Shenandoah re
glons, tho storm center, all of tho col
llei ies. nro closed to-day, Upwards of
U0.O0O mino-workers aro locked out by
thls company alone.
(Hjr Assoclatod I'ress.)
PHILADELPiliA, PA., April 20.-Prcs
Ident Baer, of tha Iteadlng Company, de
cllned to dlactias tho lock-out of mlners
ln tho Schuylklll to-day. Iio would not
admlt that hls company had closed Its
collierles, It waa learned that tho com?
pany had u lurgo supply of coal ln ator
(By Associated rivsv)
WlLKESBAltitE. PA., Aprll 20.-Prea
ldent Mitohell. of the United Mino Work?
ers. arrlved horo lato to-nlght from ln
dlapapolis. Ilo prestdod at a Jolnt meet?
lng of tlio dlstrict oxecutlve boards ana
heai-d the grlovances of tlio mlne-workera
reaulting from the misintcrpretation of
tho Hlrlko commi.ssion's uward.
PrulmHy tlie most serlous matter to
bo adjusted ls tho lockout Inaugurateil to
,lny by Uie ltendlng Conipany in the luw
. pr. uulhracits! flcW,
Tho Vanguard of Conference
Arrlves on Special Traln.
SURPASSES ALL OTHERS
No Other Meeting Ever Held In Rich?
mond Will Measure Up to Thi3
for the Dlstlnction of Its
Tho vanguard of tho great "Confer?
ence for Educatlon ln tho Kouth." reaches
Rlchmond over the Rlclfmend, Freder
leksbtirg and Potomno road thls nvenlng,
belng no loss than the party of Presldent
Robert C. Ogden,' travellng on thelr spe?
clal traln. Others will como by other
tralns and other roads, and tho clty wlll
bo falrly allvo wlth dlstingulshed vlsltors
from thls timo untll Monday or Tuesday
of next weok.
Tho coming of Mr. Ogden and tils party
wlll bo a dlstlnctlvo event. On thls traln
wlth tho phllanthroplc gentlemnn wlll be
a. large number of promlnent mon from
New York and Doston, so inany. Indeed.
that tho company hns como to bo known
as the "New York and Boston party."
It Is very probablo that soveral gen?
tlemen wlll go rrom thla clty and board
tho traln somo twenty or thlrty mlles up
tho road, coming to Rlchmond wlth the
vlsltors as thelr escort to tho clty.
SCATTERED OVER THE CITY.
Tho traln wlll not go through to the
Unlon Depot, but wlll stop at Elba, and
tho vlsltors wlll bo driven to tho homes
to whlch they havo beon asslgned by the
presldent (of tho Rlchmor.rt Educatlon As?
soclatlon, Mrs. Ben B. Valontlne. Presl?
dent Ogden and several othors will be tho
guests of Governor Montague and wlll
ho driven dlrectly to tho Executive Mnn
sion. All who como on thls traln wlll dlno
on board before they reach Rlchmond,
nnd lt ls not expected that tho Rlch?
mond "suppor" ls to be kept waltlng tor
them lf they aro later than 7 P. M. Tho
traln may get hero between 0 and 7, or lt
may he later.
Inrmlry at. the hotols last nlght dls
closed the fact that thoy wlll bo fllled
the rest of tha week wlth delegates to
the conference. "Thls proof of tho fact
that far moro than. 400 aro coming, for
thls number have beon asslgned by Mra.
POUR IN TO-WTtROW.
Durlng the day Wedfl^sdny; every traln
from whatsoover polnt wlll bring dots- ?
gates to the confercnco. Those includo
men who aro the lenders of thought,
of Investlgatlon nnd of buslness ln every
sectlon of the country. maklng tho most
dlstingulshed largo gathering ovor seen In
Rlchmond, on whose streets almost every
great gathering overy great mnn of the
natlon has been nt homo from AV.ishlng
ton to McKlnley.
All tho sesslons of tha conference wlll
V>o held at the Academy of Muslo. Tho
first opens to-morrow at S-.'M o'clook. Thls
ls a buslness meetlng and nnnouncoments
wlll ho mndo. The formal onenlng is to
morrow evenlng nt S o'clock, when the
Richmond pubilo Is cordlally lnvlted. Tho
Governor nnd Mr. Ogden wlll ho thp prln
elpa] speakers. At 0:30 tho membors of
the conference nnd guosts wlll be glven
n reeeptlon hy the faeulty of Rlchmond
SCHOOLS TO CLOSB.
The Rlchmond schools wlll be closed
from mldd.iy Thursday through tho re
mnlnder of the week, so ns to nllow tho
prlnclpnls and teachers to nttend tho ses?
slons of tho conference. They wlll mlss
but ono Besslon, that of Thursday morn?
Tho teachers of Henrlco county have
bpen glven pormlsslon by tho county
School Board to close thelr schools on
Frlday, provldod they wlll attend the
sesslons of the conference on that day.
All those whoso schools nro near Rlch?
mond wlll avll themselves of toh oppor
MASK AND WIG
Famous Organlzation to Ap?
peal at the Academy
Under such dlstingulshed ausplces and
for the benellt of two charitlos, so wholly
deserving aa tho VIrglnla Hospltal nnd
tho VIrglnla tablo of tho Confederate
Bazaar, lt would he srnall wonder that
any attraotion could mlss lts appeal.
Wlwn the organlzation Is so celebraled
ns tho Mosk and Wlg Club. of Phlladel?
phla, and the play a now burlesque of
the same patern that the club has made
famillar In former yenrs, there ls no
room for doubt ns to tho success of the
The olub wlll como horo thls mornlng
ln Its own speolal car, wlth'two enr
loads of soenery and effeots to bo used
ln the productlon. One hundred mcmber.i
of the club wlll appear In tho plece, and
tho oostumea and stage sottlngs aro ex
The sule of neats has alroady boon very
largo and a crowded houso ls ln prospoct.
Soclety wlll ho out ln force, and tho ad
vont of tho club Is to bo mnde tho occa?
slon of numeroiis box and theatro partlws.
Tlie burlesque |s of tho most approved
modern pattern. In tho lUt of speclal
tle.s are numeroiis sklts upon roignlng
successes, among tho numbor, ono of Du
OUR qOAST DEFENSES
(By Assoclated Press.)
PENSACCI-A, iTLA., Aprll 20,-Llcnt, n
ant-Oeneral Nelson A. Mlles, fienerul Wal
lace Randolph aud twelvo othor army of,
ftcers arrlved here to-day to Inspoot tho
system of tlrlng whloh has boen InstRuted
at Fort Flekelt. Tlie now syatem ia ox
peoled to revolullonUe tho fjrlpfc' and
nrinlng o/ e<W8t defenses lf lt proves pruc
tjeneral Mlles and tlie other otllceia
, jtcuialn horo uulil Frlday,
tunity to hear the flno addresacs ccr
tnlnlv lo be (iollvored on that day.
Ptaniilng on the thrrsboUl of tho con?
feronco, Jtjclging ln tho llghts of all tho
dnta that lt ls poaalble to secure, tho
nvprotichlng mootlnR will ln almost every
reftpoci far exPoed nny other gathoiing
ever known ln tho most hlstorlc clty of
NEW YORK. April 20.?Two, If not
three, ot tho lcndlng trust companles of
thls clty conteiiiplato followlng the lead
of the Unlon Trust Company by sovor
lng nll cohhectlon wlth tho Clearlng
House, It Is known that tho Cont.lnentnl
Trust Company and tho New Tork Se
eurlty and Truat Company havo all but
deolded to tnke thls actlon,
It la preatlined thoy tako tho ground ad?
vanced by thn Unlon Trust Company,
that tho banks of tho Clearlng ilonsn
A?soolntlon have no rlght to govern tho
nffnlrs of tho trust companles unless the
latter nro permltted to havo a volco in
Twelve Convicts Had Planned
Escape from Prison.
ONE KILLED INSTANTLY
Two Others Were Wounded by the
Prison Guards?Four Were Cap
. tured Lateranda Large. Posso
is Searching for Others.
(Spcclnl to Thn Tlmes-Dlspntch.)
?""vTLMINGTON, N. C? Aprll 20.?Twelve
convicts, thr<>e whltes nnd nlno colorod,
mado a desporate diu-h for llborty early
thls morning, jYist as thoy wero lonvlrig
tho stockade at Castlo Uayncs, slx miles
from thls olty. One negro wns kllled and
a white man and negro wotindcd. Both of
ttie wounded escaped. Four wero cap
turod by a largo poaso thnt has been
scourlng the country all day. nnd at a
lato hour to-nlght the offlcers bellovo
thoy have tho remaJning soven surrounded
ln a thlck swamp near tho hortlicast
branch of tho Capo Fcr.r Rlvor.
Tho escape was planned yestordny by
H." C. Martln. whlto, who last week was
sentenced to four years on tho roads for
assaulting a wldow woman at Dolgado
Mllls, ln this clty. Whlle tho guards wero
.aking tho gang of half a hundred con?
victs to work thls morning. tho twelvo
prlsonors ln the plnt mado a wlld dush In
all dlroctlons. Tho rr.malnlng convicts
wero ordered to drop on tholr linoes, nnd
kept under cover by one guard, whllo tho
othor guards opened flro on tho .fleelng
fugitlvos, who mado for tho woods. John
Taylor, a negro. was shot dead In hls
trnoks. J. P. Ilughes, whlte, and Fornoy
Georgo. colored, of Newborn, wero shnt
ln tho back. but escnpocl. Taylor was
sorvlnR a twelvo months' torm from thls
county fnr steallng chlcikcua. Of tho
twelvo who mado tho breaJf four were
from Newbern, flvo from Columbus and
two from Now Hanovor.
Tha county comnvlssloners have offored
S.->n reward for each of tho whlto men,
Martln and Hughos, and 520 each for tho
negroes. The sherlff's posso Is very strong,
and there Ls llttlo chanca for tho con?
victs to escape. Plokels havo boen placed
on all roads, und every offort Is boJijg
mado to enpturo tho fugltlves.
REPORT IS UNTRUE
Dcnies That He Is Contem
platlng Marriage With an
(Ily Aasoclatod Pross.)
PARIS, Aprll 20.?Relatlve to the re?
ports that Wllliam K. Vandorbllt ls to
marry on Wednesday a beautlful young
Amerlean wldow, the followlng was glven
in respdhse to a noto of Inqulry:
"Mr. Vundnrbll begs to say that tho re?
port ls untrue,"
It is nocossary boforo tho marriage of
an Ainoriean enn occur horo that tha
United States consul certlfy to tho resl?
dence of ono of thn partles for slx mon ths
and ConBiil-Oonernl Gowdy says no up
pllcatlon to thnt offoct has boeri mado by
any of tho partles inontloned in tho our
A\RS. RUTHERFORD IS
SAID TO I3E THE WIDOW
NEW YORIC, Aprll -'0.?Tlio Trlbuno
to-ipoiTOW will say;
Tho Trlbuno to-morrow will Bay:
Havlng reeetvud pernilssion to roniarry
by a special ordor of the Supreme Court
yeaterday, Wllllnm K. Vandorbllt will
wed a WOeK from to-,iiorrow, ln London,
a young Amorloan wldow, tp whom ho
has been paylng much attentlon. and thla
young wldow, ln tlui oplnlon of those who
are Ul a posltlon to follow closoly Mr.
Vmiderbtlt's nfl'alis, Is Mrs. Lewla M.
Rulhorfiml. thn il.uightor of Olivor llnr
rlmi'.n. Mrs. Buthei-fur.l Is nt, present ln
I'.-ulH. nnd Mr. Vundi'rbllt hixs been imich
ln her compopy. Th's wonl.l be h<-r thlrtl
marrlago und hls second
Colonel Arllmr Dentl.
(Hy A.w..i-luk-,l I'nsj.)
CflTJCGO, ii.''.. Aprll *''>.-?? Colonel AV'ii
liaiu Arthur, former proaldo-,it of tho u
[liiols Central iPfld, dled to-daj on his
r,,n? near Urbana, Ul.. aged thirty-oight
v.iiis. llc wus un entjlneor of (jieul tibil
Race Sulclde Theory Knockcd
Into Cocked Hat. .
TEDDY HAS NAMESAKES
Twins for Five Generations in Samo
Celebratcs Arrival of Triplets
by Ralsing Old Glory.
(Spoclitl to Tho Tlmcs-Dlspntch.)
NEW YORK, Aprll 20.?Raclal sulclde
prophots recelved a serlous set-boclc 'ln
to-day's reports ot now arrlvals vla the
Charles Dodds, a Now York buslness
man, .returned homo to Jersey Clty to
flnd twlns, tho second set recelved slnce
lrls marrlage throo years ago.
ln four gcnoratlotw of tho famllles of
Mr. and Mrs. Dodd, of Armstrong Ave?
nuo. Jersey Clty, there havo been ten
pnlrs of twlns. Tho father ot to-day's ar?
rlvals was ono of a palr ot twlns. So
was hls father and grandfathor. tho for?
mer belng stlll alivo and lioarty.
Tho mother of tho now lufants has a
twintslster. Hor father was ono of twlns,
and so, alao, wero her mother and grand
To-day's arrlvals wlll bo named after
two of Presldent Roosevolt's sons, Teddy.
Jr., and Kermlt. They woJgh slx pounds
Willlam Rnthberger. a promlnent Ger
nian-Amorican of Brooklyti. to-day mount
eu to tho roof of hls resldenco on Drow
Avenue, east of Now York, juid holstod
the Amerlcan llag to celebrato tho arrival
of trlplet3. Mrs, Rathl>erg?r was already
the mother of twlns, but they aro com
pletoly ecllpsed by tho now arrlvals. nnd
Mr. Rnthberger is pennlng a lettor to the
Prosldont, saytng ho Is dolng hls duty to
hls mloptod country.
To-nlght there was a chrlstenlng at tho
homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. Jncob Ernst. No.
?175 Coles Streot, Jersey "Clty; when tho
tenth chlld was named Theodoro Rooso
BONILLA IS PRESIDE1MT
OF HONDURAS REPUBLIC
(By Assoclated Press.)
NEW ORLEANS. LA., Aprll 20,-Bo
nllla Is -now prosldont, ot Honduras;
Arlas is ln prlson at Tcgucagtilpa, and
Slerrn Is a tugltlvo In Nlcaragiia, havlng
fled to that oountry for safety when tho
hnndful of government troops desortcd
hlm. nnd on Aprll Oth, when tho robels,
under Gonerals Bnrnhona and Maldonndo.
mndo an nttack Upon tho government
forcos under commandof Uoneral Sierra
nnd then Tm.rehed lnto the cnpltnl,
where Arlas was mndo a prlsoner.
Ronllla swopt tho etulre republlc, and
flnally captured tho man who hnd suc?
coeded Slerrn. In tho cnpltnl of 1hn re?
publlc, wlthout loslng as many as a dozen
Uves among hls forcos, numberlng about
10.000 men. In n rovolutlon lastlng nbnut
two months. Thnt popular'sonllrnent was
favorahlo to BonillaMs" evldenced by tlio
wholesalo desortiotis of tho government
troops who Jolned hls army.
MISS ALICE ROOSEVELT
LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON
(By Assoclated Press.)
ASHEV1LLE. N. C,. Aprll 20.?Mlss
Allco Roosevelt, who has beon a mem?
ber of George Vnnderbllt'H house pnrty
at Blltrnoro for tho past few days. left
to-night for Washlngton. Mr, Vander
bllt's prlvute car, whlch wns transforined
Into n rolllng conservatory, was placed
at hor disposal for tho Journey.
SHELLED THE CITY
OF SAN DOMINOO
Three Government Generals
Killed During Hours'
(By Aaanclutdl I'reaa.)
SANTO DOMINGO, RI0PUBL1C OF
SANTO DOMl.NUO, Aprll 18.?Troops or
tho government sholle'd thls clty yester?
day und suvoral houses wore uamuged.
Tho government soldler and cltUon force
mot nt several dllreront polnta and tho
flghtlng laatod for ono hour,. Tho gov?
ornment troops Etistnlned heavy losses,
General Cordero, Mlnlster of tho Jntenor;
General Alvtirea, governor of Pucito
Plaln, and Gonoral Queseda holng kill?
ed, Over ono hundred government b >1
dlors were killed or wounded, and thVj
govornment forcos wore obllged to wltli
draw. Thu rovolutlonlata made several
prlsoners and captured horses and ain
mimltlon. Thelr lossos woro sllght, only
a few mon belng killed or wounded,
Tho gunboat Indepenrtonelu hua return?
ed hero, und it ls reported thut Genoral
Nacarro, wlth a qiiitntlty of amiuutu
tlon landod from hero nearer Mnuto
Orlsto. Tho revolutluulsta uru Burround
Ing Monto Crlsto.
A\ADE TO BREAK PRISON
(liy Al..-.-l:.t".l IT, ??..!
COLUMUBUS, O., Aprll U0.-A despti
rate. but unsuucessful attempt ?;is made
hy John McGowan, a llfu prl&oner, und
Jeaso Uruut, u tenxfar man. both ot
Clevcland, O,, to esoape trom the peiUi
tlilltlury thls afti nioon.
McGowan and Grant, wlth rovulvers,
walUed lnto a room, wiieho they had H0
cretod a laddur and compelhd one of iho
tiusttes, to carry iho luddor lo tho wall
ueahy. As thoy woro about to scalo
tho wall, gruards appeared and many
shot W'?re exohanged, hut none took >-f
feet. McGowan and Grant, nere iiualij"
taken lnto cusludy aud pl.uod iu sollt.ury
Eight Persons Killed in
Erie Passenger Wreck.
TEN OTHERS WERE
Bodles So Badly Burned aa
to Be Unrecognizable.
THE WRONG SIGNAL
Thought Track Was Clear When th_
Freight Had Not Gottcn on Siding.
Coal from Wrecked Cars Min
gled With Wreckage Which
Caught Firo and Mado
n Fierco Heat
(By ABBoclated Prcse.)
JAMESTOWN, N. Y.. Aprll, 2fi.?Blght
persons aro dead nnd ten lnjured, threa
of them seriously. as tho result of a col?
lision botwoen a passenger traln and a
frelght on the Erlo road at an early hour
to-day near Redhouso, N. Y. Of tlio doid
only ono man, Robert llolclikisH, i>4
Meadville, a brnkeman. has boon Iden?
tlfled. Soven bodles. apparently thoso of
threo mon, throo womon and a chlld.
woro burnod boyond recognltlon ln tho
flro whlch followed the wreck. Tlio
womon aro sald to havo bourded Uiu
traln at Vouugatown and to havo como
R. S. MeCready, a mall welgher, of
Meadville, Pa., and iPrank Barhlte, ol
Jniueatown, _, travollng salosman, ara
rulsslng, und lt Is llkely two of tho uti
ldenUflcd bodles are those ot tha two
men. Tho lnjured nre:
11. Pulaifor. of Now _ork clty, badly,
C. W. Messlck, No. 2_S Adams Street.
Chicago, back badly lnjured.
Anna St. Set. of Brooklyn, N. Y..
shocked und vory sick- ,
11. b\ CJouiiuger, muil clerk, Jamestown,
N. Y., rlbs fraclurod; brulsed.
John Drougluon. Duluth. brulsed nnd
Mrs. Koote, olghty yoars old. St- Paul,
Minn., brulsed und shocked.
S. A. Cooke. negro porter, Summer'*
vlllo, X. J., leg fractured.
13. C. Gabler, express messenger, Mnr
ion, Ohlo, le_ uul off; probably fatally
R. T. Bell, flreman, back brulsed.
Mrs. Foole, E. C. Gabler and Flreman
Bell aro !u tho hospltal ut Salainanca.
The others wero nblci to proceed lo theic
Tlio wrecked passenger traln, runnlng
from Chicago to NuW York, wus mado
up of ono conibluntion car. two dny
coachea, "three sleepeta und two prlvute
cars. lt wus deralled by strlklng K
frelght traln whlull wa.s taklng n slellng
at Redhouso, Tlio wreclc at once toolc
fira, and tbe com'binutiun car, two day"
coachea and two sleopers, togothor wlth
several frelght cars, were cuiiHumeil,
There Is somo dlspute aa t'" tho causo
of the wreck. The frelght, whlch wns
west beund, tvid orders to go into thn
siding nt Redhouso and wall for thn
passenger train to go by. The siding is
about n mllo nnd a half long. Thero Is a
towor of the block ?,ystem near thn west
end. Tho frelght was drawn by two oti
glnes. Somo trouble waa experlenced in
enterlng the siding, nnd the foreniost en?
gino was sent lu ftlong tbe siding wll.ll
a llagman to hold tlio express.
It Is nllegnfl that. tlio operutor In tlm
tower. Lawrance Vale, a boy sovent-ou
years old, saw tlie llght engine of lliu
frelght whlch was bringlng up tho llag.
and, Ruppoalng tho frelght was behlnd
it, dlsplayed a whito slgnal to the pas?
senger traln. Indlcatlng to tho englneer
that ho had n clear track,
Tho englneer on Uio pnssenger traln
falled to seo the flagmnn sont out from
tho forward onglne of the frelght, aml
saw only tlie clenr slgnal frnm the tower.
Tbo traln ran toward tha east end of
tlie sliilng at n hlgh spaed nnd collldnd
wlth tha second engiim of tlie frelght
just a.i tt was about to clear tho maln
Tho passenger engino and somo nf tlm
coachea nm-iahed Into a small woodeti
Struqturo used ns a food storo nnd school
houso, Tho flrst half do.en cars of the
frelght wore wrecked. Thoy wero flllerl
wlth coal. Tho coal fille.l In nmom-st tha
wreclc, orentlng an Intonse lioat, and tha
wholo mass of wreckage was booh a mass
No. 4 Is ono of tho fast tralns on th<
Erlo. Tho two prlvate cars attached to
lt tP-dav wero occupled by W. J. Murphy,
hls wlfo nnd two officlnls of tho Queon
and Oresc.ont Rallroad. and J". L. Fra-lor,
general suporlnteiulent of tho Clovel
Leaf. All egcaped Injury,
ARE TO VISIT KIEL
(OjF AbnoHatuil I'reas.)
Kll-'.L. I'ltC-SlA, Aprll 20.?The war*
Khlpa of tllO Ulllted States European
snu-idron will bo. welcomed liuro durlng
ho yuchUng woek, and tlio nicimbura o|
the l-'x<-<uUva Commltteo of tho Itnpartsl
V;i,-hi I'uinpany huve already Ulscu.Mil
Informully linw tp entertaJp thu Anierl*
ran visltors. Tha orew* will bo esk<sd
tp tako part In the boat ro.ee*, to wlu- I)
one of tho days will be giveu up, The
German men-of-war'o boat- aru inuii
oii.-i exaotly uftor tho Amerlean ap-'ej
floatlona, aupplled by tho Navy T>?p.<itt~
iii.>iit at Washlngton to Germany yaveral
:.' .-.go. therefore the rontecite. betyeein
ihi- German and Amorlcau a-iloc* -...H
Lbo on t_u.il ttrui.,