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L?&ftttlg, &?? Iti I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,22?.
RICHMOND. VA., FRIDA Y, MAY 1, 1003.
PRICE TWO GENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, April 30,-Forecaut for
Friday and Saturday:
Vlrglnln?Ruln rind much colder Friday','
brisk to high wuhi wIihIr. Saturday fuir,
with moderate temperature,
North ' OuioHnn?Showers nnd colder
Friday. Saturday fair and cool?, brink
wost winds, possibly high oli tho count.
Eighty-eight was tho hlghcet mark
reached hy Ilio mercury yesterday, mark?
ing tho warmest dny ot the present sensori.
It wan ivnrtn all day anil a largo portion
of last, night. To-day thn Weather Bureau
predicts rain and much colder tempera?
STATE OP .TIMO THERMOMETER.
0 ?. M. 74
32 M. 87
3 1'. M.. 87
fi i?. M. 84
?, F. M. 70
12 midnight ."... 73
Highest temperature yesterday. 88
Lowest temperature yesterday.18
Mean temperature yesterday...,..,... 73
Normal temperature for April.G?
l^eprirture from normal' temperature 18
Precipitation during past 21 hours.;.. 00
May 1, 1003.
Run rises.6:1? ? ???? TIOE.
Run nets.0:58 Morning.7:32
M?jon sets.... 11:25 | Evening.,..,8:0*)
Cold weather predicted for to-flny??
Hotel men form a Stato organization??
Brilliant wedding? ln?t evening-Lcgls
luture asks tho Attorney-Oeneral tor in
?iiimiillon oh Io the payment of poll taxes
-A bill giving police powers to conduc?
tor:!-?The corporation bill amended by
141? Hun;:?? ijf Delegates-Benefit for tho
l.ady Maccabees?City of .Danville loues
before committee.?-Golf championship
imirnnment I? to begin to-morrow-Ap?
peal taken In electrolysis case-Young
H Ich m on ", couple married In Maryland
Throe-cent fares abolished on Clay-Street
line-Seminary soon to close-Newly
wc-dded member of legislature presented
with a sliver service-Tobacco men
choose directors-Seventieth Regiment
to parade on Oakwood Memorial Day
Cheese-rolling 'tournament-A son
burini In , Rowhritan yesterday-Ord??'
nance to revolutionize the street-cnr sys?
tem here-Commission to ?tart June l?t.h
to Inspect the oyster waters of the State
-Bill lo iixKiH? mineral lands-A. P.
J-IHJ, Camp, of Petersburg, captures flag
at tho Confederate Bazaar-FpwortJi
League rally nt Broad-Street Cburch?
Ninety per cent, of the liquor dealers pay
llielr llcenso fees-Oerman to be danced
nt the Bazaar to-night-Pastor declines
the call to Pulton Church-Board of
Aldermen to concur In action on liquor
licenses to-nlsbt-To-day the anniver?
sary of tho battle of Manila Bay?SShnfcr
building now the property of the govern?
ment-Many physiciens going to Now
Orleans-Mr. Southnll says action of
timi?.-.?. ??V Campbell cane was legal. MAN?
CHESTER-Arrangements made to givo
transfers-Reception liiet night?
Funeral of Mr. ??? if. Clements-Resig?
nation of "Mr. Ut7.-ElgU?cm liquor 11
censea granted?- Dr. W. B. Crldlln called
to Btookioh-Stroet Church-City Mission
to meat this afternoon.
Serious midnight lire at West Point
Dr. Lymari Abbott for manhood suffrage
In TlumiHun ?peech-Mr?. Mnltesta. ot
Mldrllctown arson case, sued for divorce
r-?Gloucester county got;?? dry-Rev.
Ellis Walts, of: Petersburg negro church,
may be sue,-! for damage.??-?Wet? win In
ti'lct goe>) dry-Negro ilceperndo captured
In .Montgomery after an exciting chase
Good prospects for Washington and 1/??
regatva-Liquor licenses granted In Nor?
folk without contest-More -warrants for
burglar Martin in ?Norfolk-liarse barn
south of Jtoydion burned by Incendiary
Druggist Day. of Amherst. fined ISM and
costs and will forfeit ?.??0 bond for lllgcla
liquor selling-Ogden party In Wllllams
burg-Norfolk nnd Western train wreck
mil near .Cornwall?Liquor applications
to be heard In Powliiitnn on Monday
Newport News carpenters to go on strike
to-day-Brakeman Injured at Quantico
dies In Alexandria-Wet? led In Orange
< .vunty-Seventeen - year - old Fairfax
county girl missing. Mn-trlagcs-Mr.
Christopher Stapp and Mr?. Annie Cnck
l?y In .Frederick; Walter Dunn and Miss
Eva May Lewis In Hampton: T. B. Alle?
mand :<nd Mrs. Alb'orta William? in Win?
chester; C. B. Griffin nnd Miss Rurh
Oooley In AVIIllnmsbitrg;' A. P. Goode and
Misa 'Susie Coffman In l-oudoun; Curtis
lireham and M Is.s Slarga rot Esther Gar
rett In Loesburg; E. W. Simpson and Miss
Blair Webb in Pnwhantan; G. A. Carter
and M 1rs Willie-?. Crews in Charlotte;
Oscar Flt7hiiKh and Miss Pansy N. Jen?
nings in Greene; L. B. Marshall nnd Miss
Main!,' 11. ??oper In Norfolk; J. H. Flem?
ing nnd Miss Ruth Allenii Cuthrell In
Prji-tsnioutli: A. B, Jackson and Miss Sadie
S. M?cele In Portsmouth; W. C. Klrby
und MiKH Laura K. Mitchell at Stony
Creek. Heaths-Captain T. X. Deacon,
of Taopahanhock; S. W. Slddle In Dnn
vlll,-: 'Mrs. George Buren at City Point;
W. 11. Gorman In Augusta; Robert I/iink
ford In Staunton; Mrs. John Newcomb In
?loucestei?; Hun. Joseph A. Brlstow In
Middlesex; Mrs. Julia Deprle.it In Hnmp??
ton; Mrs. Honora Ryan In Alexandria;
Mrs. M. Oldhnm, Sf./lln Accomac; A. B.
Turrnnt In Norfolk.
Young white man arrested or) serious
charge In Wayne cnuntv??Wiirglnr
cnught at Newbern by tell-tale S300 chock
?-Colonel J. N. Staples left valuuhlo real
estuve In New York and Greensboro?
Charters granted at Raleigh-May 2fith
fixed as date for hearing ense of James
Wlleox by Supreme Court-Carnival In
Raleigh-To bridge the Pasquotank
Mayor nominated In Henderson.
"bloquent speeches and grnnd parnde
murk opening drly of ceremonies of dedi?
cation of the fair buildings at St. Louis;
weather very cold und disagreeable, but
enthusiasm unbounded; great ovation to
former President Clovoland-Text of tho
decision of tin* Supremo Court denying
Mil sustaining decision of tho lower court
In Its decision ngnlnst Jackson Giles, of
Alabmnu. who sought to upset the State
Constitution-Nine portons killed by
powd'.ir explosion In Pennsylvania-Pres?
ident liner testifies before Interstate Com?
merce Commission that he has the power
to close the mines of the Reading Coni
and Iron Company If he sees fit-Voting
trust of. three to control the Cramps ship?
yards-Flfly-slx persons known to hnve
been killed by sliding of the top nf Tur
tlo Mountnln upon tho sleeping people of
the village of. Frnnl??Jury finds Howard
B'ullty of the murder of Goebel nnd sen?
tences htm In Ufo Imprisonment-Sec?
retary of War npprnvo.s recommendation of
hoard providing for thet erection of artillery
school and officers' quarters at Fortress,
Monroe-President Louhet lands at Mar
si'llles after visit to Algiers-Paul du
Huill?n, noted explorer, Is ?load-Corner?
stone of a great steel plant laid nt Bruns?
wick, (.la.-Vlrglnliip reacher opens the
bnlhing season at Allunilo City, surpris?
ing everyone i)y taking ? plunge Into tho
chilled wator-United States government
purchases a Confederate battle flag In
Balllmoro for tho sum nf J25-Price? of
?jtoclis fulled to respond to effort for un
nilvanco. and market was not active,
VIRGINIA HORSES FOR .
MOHAW VALLEY CIRCUIT
"ilo?inIuKl-?.i?i|J, ?'U, CI lupodg)
BOSTON. MASS,, April 80.?Among tho
entiles announced to-day for the Mohuw
Valley Circuit meeting ut the Poughkeop.
Sie track, are tho ffollowliig rop? Ylr
2:-'5?trot. $2.000 purse, chestnut horse
Estuary, by P. M. Harrison, Rlohmonrt,
J;17- trot. fc'-',?? pUl'S?. iliuiison's buy geld
Ing Clarion; und clHstnut horse Estuary.
, mu-puco, .$1,000 purse, L, K. Bryan,
J?V*i,nptoii, Ya., bay gelding Walnut B.,
atstii-iuui^a fc-i'uy ho.ding Kuyyobu/,
Scores of Houses Are
Laid in Ashes,
ENGINE IS SENT
BY SPECIAL TRAIN
Richmond Responds to an
Appeal for Assistance.
TWO BLOCKS OF HOUSES
HAVE BEEN DESTROYED
the Flames, Driven by a Night Wind,
Sweep In the Direction of the Ter?
minal Hotel, Defying All Efforts
to Check Them?Business
Part of the Town Is
Flames which broko out shortly after
midnight In tho heart of the business por?
tion of West Point, had at 3:30 o'clock
this morning laid ln ashes tho two squares
on Main Street, betewen Sixth and Sev?
enth. Driven by a high wind, they were
sweeping In tho direction of the Terminal
Hotel, defying all efforts of the residente
to check them.
Tho town is In a perfect fever of excite?
ment, and fears aro "t?'lt that the destruc?
tion will be vory great, and will only
end whert the inflammable material within
its reach has been consumed.
At 3:06 o'clock this morning a train con?
sisting of an engine, and ono car left the
Southern depot hero, bearing No. 5 en?
gine, No, 4 truck and their crews. The
time of the run to West Point is an hour
and ten minutes.
?The appeal for- aid omo soon - after -1
o'clock, but considerable timo was lest
ln preparations, and there wns further
delay, owing to tho doubt whether any
but salt water could be socured. In the
event, that no other was available tho
department hero felt fearful that Its val?
uable engine would be ruined.
Communication with tho Western Union
operator at West Pojnt elicited tho In?
formation that the fire had started in thB
most dangorous section of the city, and
that an hour after Its Inception and en?
tire block had been destroyed, tho flames
leaping across tho street to the adjacent
square, despite tho utmost efforts of the
Steadily the flames kept on their course
Soon another black had disappeared, nnd
the destroying element started on a third.
The tire atarted about Eighth and Main
Streets, and was driven by the wind in
tho direction of ihe river, along which
lie the Terminal Hotel and the extensive
buildings of tho Beach Park Company,
controlled by air. George Guvernator, of
At this hour the Information is that
the Uro is steadily approaching this sec?
tion. Tho stores and residences along
Main Street extend to within a short dis?
tance of the hotels, and to add to the
dnnger, board walks run In every direc?
tion, making a connecting link.
Owing to the Intonso oxcltement pre?
vailing In West Point, preciso Informa?
tion wns difficult to obtain, that recolved
being through the courtesy cf the South?
ern Railway and Western Union opera?
tors. No ono was able to Indicate how
the lire started, and the damage already
?lone Is problematical, though it will
amount to many thousands.
FOR THE CRAMPS
Three Men Now to Determine
Policy of Giant Shipbuild?
(Hj- Amiocliited Pre??.}
PHILADELPHIA, April 110.?At a spe?
cial moetlng to-day of tho boardl of di?
rectors of the William Cramp Ship and
Engine Building Company, tho following
voting trustees were elected:
E. T, Stotesbury, of Drexel & Co.;
Richard H. Rushtou, president of the
Fourth. Streot National Bank y/'tills city,
und O. V. Baker, presidenufii the First
National Bank, New YorKr
The directors Anally'' approved tho
15,000,000 loan and the ?1,600,000 additional
stock. Tbo directors wero reticent con?
cerning tho business /transacted at the
meeting, but It is sta/ed on good author?
ity that all ,of th<Y directors resigned
and that no aotlor/ was taken on tho
resignations, The Woard did not reui'R'aii
The directors wWo. resigned ure: Thos.
Pulan, Clement Af. Orlscom, Morton Mc
Mleliael, SumueV 'Dickson, Charles H.
Crump, Edwin (S. Cramp. William II',
liurnes and llevlry Seilgniau,
In the'new/voting trust Mr, fc'totes
bury' will .-opr/eseut tho deposit? of stock
wh|c|i have iieen mado with Drexel &
Co. Tho resignation of tho directors was
for the puriiuso of ullowing reprcs?iita
tlon for t-l/f Interests which- lavo suii
n.lled. .lilt, ??Mi ? -?
Terrible Explosion In Penn?
sylvania Pow?er Factory.
BUILDING IS DEMOLISHED
Dragged Him from Ihe Burning Ruins
at the Risk of Her Own Life?Plant '
Destroyed That of the Crescent
Powder Company In Penn.
(By Associated Press.)
HOLLIDAYBBURG, PA., Apri 30.~Tho
extensive plant of the Croscent Powder
Company, at Canister, about ten miles
south of here, was completely wrecked
by a series of four explosions this morn?
ing. Of tho thirty employes, nine wore
killed outright and all tho others were
badly Injured by being blown about tho
buildings In which they wero employed,'
A WOMAN'S BRAVERY.
The ages of the dead ranged from twen?
ty to twenty-five years. Seven of them
were Americans and two were Italians.
Tho list of Injured includes Adam Tug
gart, of Pittsburg, tho superintendent of
tho company, who was found unconscious
ln his ofrice by his wife and was dragged
out of tho burning building by her at tho
peril of her own life.
Tho first explosion occurred among the
material in the mixing houso, blowing the
building to. atoms and also destroying the
two punching houses and,the ollice. Noth?
ing was left of these structures. Fire in
the other buildings aroso. The force of
the explosion was felt in towns flvo miles
away and all houses ln the locality wero
damaged. The bodies of the deal are un?
recognizable. The Are of the deserted
plant continued throughout the day and
no person ventured near the doomed
structures, fearing additional explosions.
MORE DYNAMITE. '
Thero are 2,340 boxes of dynamite stored
In tho buildings and greater calamities
are predicted should another explosion
occur. Terror-stricken farmers and lim?V
stone quarrcymen have flocked Into the
town of Wllllamsburg for refuge.
The Crescent Powder Company supplied
the powder and dynamite used ln the
largo limestone quarries of tho United
Btates Steel Corporation in this county
'ttn'<i*"fs owned by Pittsburg- capitalists.'
There were eleven buildings ln the plant
of which number flvo are still standing,
The estimated value of the plant was
ACTION WAS 'LEGAL,
SAYS MR. SOUTHALL
Hon. Robert G. Soutliall, Congressman
for the Fourth "Virginia District, arrived
in the city yestorday from his homo ln
Amelia county, and was greeting his for?
mer associates at tho Capitol yesterday.
Last night Mr. Southall took In tho Con?
federate Bazaar. The Congressman was
chairman of the Houso Commltteo for
Courts of Justice which investigated the
case of Judge Campbell. When asked as
to the conflicting reports of the Senate
Commltteo on the case, Mr. Southall
stated that he believed the House had
proceeded properly and had done all It
could have dono In the promises. He was
not certain as to tho entry on tho Jour?
nal tho day the resolution of romoval was
adopted. Mr. Southall expressed pleasure
that In any event he would not have to go
through the ordeal of that Investigation
work again. ?
ARE BUT A MEMORY
Company Cuts Off the Cheap
Tickets on Its Clay Street
Beginning with this morning the sale
of the socalled "threo cent tickets" (or
five for llftoen cents) of the Clay Street
Uno will bo discontinued. Tickets already
on hand, however, will be accepted as
fare on this Une, sub.loct to tho conditions
horotoforo applying to those tickets.
The company Js of the tho opinion that
there Is no good reason why tho people of
Church Hill, West Clay Streot or Beach
should bo provided with cheaper trans?
portation than people who live In Fulton,
on West Main Stroot, or around the
And It has boon found that tho reduced
fare of tho Clay Street lirio rosults In an
uneven distribution of tho traffio of the
company, miming it more dlllioult to
rondor a satisfactory service, People who
would naturally travel on othor lines are
attracted to this line by Ite cheap fare,
resulting In the overcrowding of tho cars
of this Uno, while some cars of othor
linos are running comparatively empty,
Tho company thinks that by making thft
faros universal ovor the olty, the best
Interests of tho traveling public, ns a
whole, will bo served, and that the com?
pany will be able to handle the traffic
more satisfactorily, both to itself and to
tho public. It is not believed Unit It will
make any material difference financially,
one way or the other,
Beginning at the same time, the oom
pany will placo person? taking oars out
?,ldo tho city limits on the samo basis,
so far ns trunsfera are concorned, with
those boarding curs in tho city, that Is,
passengers on the First Streot and Lako
aidollne, the Twenty-third Street lino, the
Seven Pines lino, Hull and Porry Street!
Unos (Manchester) and Northsldo line,
will bo Issued transfers to thu Traction
Company cars, if such transfers arc re?
quested of tho conductor at the timo of
paying fare, on Identically tho samo con?
ditions as those covering tbo issuing of
Traction car transfers to passenger?*, who
board, ?hose several suburban Unes Inside
?(tue cliy. limits,
HONOR IS PAID
("Who Took St. Louis by Storm.
Brilliant Scene at Dedication of Louisiana Purchase Exposi?
tion Buildings?The Speech-Making?Grover Cleveland
Received With the Most Unbounded Enthusiasm.
Senator Thomas S. Martin in St. Louis.
(Special from a Staff Correspondent)
ST...LOUIS, MO., April 30.?Virginia
boro/kr?lstlngulshed part In the ceremo?
nies Incident to the dedication of thu
Louisiana'rPurchase Exposition hero to?
day, and'whlle her official repr?sentative,
acting Governor Joseph E. Willard, was
mounted upon no prancing steed, Bur
rounded by an array of richly-clad col?
onels, he was .near the herd of the pro
cesslon ln-a>cftrrlijji;e attended by Colonel
Robert E. Lee, Jr., and they Were accom?
panied by General Fltzhugh Lee, the Vir?
ginia commissioners being doso behind
The Virginia contingent was often
loudly cheered, and frequently outbursts
greeted the party all along tho way. The
day was ono of fine success, and it ended
tho night with perhaps tho most brilliant
display of fire-works ever witnessed on
Before tho ceremonies proper opened
up this morning, Governor Willard and
General Lee were at tho President's re?
ception at the St. Louis Club, and were
shown tho utmost attention by President
Francis and other distinguished person?
President Roosevelt recognized General
Leo, and -rushed over and greeted him
warmly, saying: "Hello, General Lee; I
am surely glad to see you."
, Ono of the great features of tho dedi?
catory exorcises has been the wave of
genuine enthusiasm that has greeted
former President Cleveland at every turn,
and to-night the name of the man who
twice led his party to victory Is upon
every Up, nnd experienced politicians nro
saying that It seems to foreshadow the
placing of tho Democracy in his hand
again ln 1904.
Tir. Cleveland had a triumphant march
Into St, Louis yesterday, having been
greeted by tho wildest shouts wherever
he appeared on the platform, nnd the
vast throng at tho station hero last night
almost dragged him from the train with
"Gorvor, Grover, four moro years of
Grover," was the wild shout that greeted
him along the lino of march to-day as
ho rode at the head of the column be
sido President Roosevelt, ? but the grand
climax did not come until- ho arose to
speak tn tho Liberal Arts building later
Mon and women stood upon chairs and
yellod themselves hoarse wnvng thou?
sands of flags and handkerchiefs Inhonor
of Democracy's great loader, and It must
have boon ? twenty minutes before uny
samblanco of order could bo preserved,
? Hinator Carter hnd Just presented blm
to the vast and waiting throng as tho
most distinguished citizen In private life
on tho face of tho earth, and then pan
domonlum broke loose, through ull of
which the great man stood, his face
wreathed in smiles, bowing his acknowl?
edgment In the most gracious manner.
When Mr. Cleveland was allowed lo pro?
ceed, ho was wildly cheered at the be?
ginning of nearly every sontoneu and to?
night his splendili oration la tho talk of
all St. Louis.
THIRTY THOUSAND IN LINK,
The parade to-day was one of the great?
est ever witnessed In tho West. Throe
.lundred thousand peoplo thronged tho
broad avenues along which It moved and
thirty thousand solders and clvillnns were
in the lino of march.
While tho Virginia representatives here
are doing all 1" their power to promote
tho suocesH of tho St. Louis Exposition,
thoy aro by no means unmindful of the
great show which Virginia proposes to
give on Jamestown Island In 1007, and to
this end General Lee, Director-General
Lowonberg, Commissioner Patton and a,
numbor of the Jamestown Executive Com?,
llteu are hero urging President Frunc?s,
of the St. Loulu exposition to r.llow Vir?
ginia to us?' a number of the lattor's ex?
hibits und General Loo and Mr. Francis
(bolng oloso friends, of long? standing,
they will JiKoly succeed.
SENATOR MARTIN THERE.
Senator Martin arrived hore luBt night
and took part I" ?ho proceedings as a
member of the Senato Committee on Ex?
positions, ? , .
Senator Danel had Intended to bo pres?
ent, but was detained by professional en?
The slay of tlia Vlrpliilawi boro,, has
been oliti round of pleasure, mid Governor
.Willard and Cenerul Lee have been uOJt*
whelmed with Invitations of various |
Lost night ? Governor Willard dined
tho Virginians at the Planters' Hotel |
and was toasted as tho next Gover?
nor of Virginia amid much enthusiasm,
the toast ,.wo-s proposed simultaneously
by Colonel A. M. Bowman and Capmin
W. W? Bakor, of Chesterfield, and was |
drunk standing by all present.
Governor. Wlllord'a party will leavo ?
hero Saturday night and will reach Rich?
mond Monday morning.
C. A. B.
WIND WAS FURIOUS
This and Dust it Created Only Unto?
ward Incidents of Day.
(By Associatoli Press.)
ST. LOUIS. Alp., April 30.?Tho build?
ings of the Louisiana Purchaso Exposi?
tion were formally dedicated to-day with
all pomp and ceremony. In every way,
save ono, tho exerlcses were a success, and
this ono circumstance was 'the weather.
The wind blew fiercely from tho west,
sending great clouds of dust whirling
Into the faces of tho troops as they
marched past the President, and at times
so nearly blinding the President that It
was well-nigh impossible for him to see
across the street, upon which tho troops
Added to tho discomfort of the wind
and dust was a temperature which sought
for the marrow and generally reached It.
The ladles, who, on tho strength of tho
warm wenther of yesterday, came ln
summer dresses to tho reviewing stand,
suffered keenly, and but for the thought
fulness of officers commanding tho guard
thrown around tho reviewing stand, who
provided theni with blankets, mnny of
them would have been compelled to
leave tho place. Both President Rooso
veit and ex-Presldont Clovolnnd remained
In the reviewing stnntl exposed to the
ley wind until the end of tho parade, al?
though their faces wero bluo and thplr
limbs stiffened by'tho cold.
Despite this heavy handicap, however,
tho ceremonies proper wero splendidly
handled, and tho programme was carried
out to the letter.
The parade, which took placo in tho
(Continued on Third Piigo.)
men have paid up
City Collector Cunningham
Takes in Twenty-five
With the announcement that yesterday
was tho last In which to pay city Ucomso
taxes, there wae a rush towards tho City
Hall, as a result of which City Collector
Frank Cunningham and his oorps of
elorks woro busy from early morn until
0 o'cloc; raking In tho shekels and pass?
ing over tho counter in return receipts.
Over $?3G>,000 was taken In, and not a groat
many merchants will puffer themselves
to pay the penalty of delinquency,
Captain Cunningham says that ninety
per centum of the liquor dealers have paid
up, and those few who failed to- show up
with tho necessary funds wero either un?
avoidably detained or Intond going.out
of business on account of heavy taxation,
During the day six whiskey men called
at tho ofllce and gave notlco that they
would retire from the business forthwith,
jiaylng liceivo tux f?r tnu tuai'ter which
Iuih Just expired, the amount to bu pro
ruled according to the rato nssessod by
tho City Finance Committee.
All thotie who did not pay their license
taxes yesterday are subject to lille. In
the Police Court for each additional day
they do business without tho necessary
permit? but very few will bo broeght up
on this score* - ? ?
President Baer Testifies Be?
fore Commerce Com'n,
AGREEMENT IS REACHED
Coal Roads and Coal Companies Work
Together?Mr. Baer Says 83 Head
of Company He Has Power
to Close Mines.
Gir Associated Press.!
NEW YORK. April 80,-Presldent Baer,
o? tho Philadelphia and Reading Rail?
road and the Tomple Iron Company, re?
sumed testifying to-day boforo tho Inter?
state Commerce Commission. Alluding
to his testimony yesterday that he would
try to put the prlco of coal up until it
reached 45, ho said sales at a given price
moant dolkvory within tho month when
the order wns placed.
"Thoro lias been a steady tncreaee In
tho consumption of coal slnco 1S97," ?aid
Mr. Bnor, In reply to a question wh'?thor
tho Increase In the production of coal
since 1?98 had not been enormous.
.Mr. Baer said the coal road nnd coal
companies devoloped an agreement for
mining und distributing .coal In. summer
from all mines on a percentage basis.
The owners of mines wero willing to re?
strict the output, so the coal road agreed
to carry all coal In summer as soon as
mined, but In no caso when It waa found
the market would take moro woro tho
cars refused. Mr. Baer said:
"The Reading Coal and Iron Company
has power to restrict tho output of Its
mines. As head of the corporation I havo
the power to closo mines.
NO PERCENTAGE AGREEMENT,
"hero Is no percentage agreement that
no man should mine more or loss, though
thero was as to the distribution of ca.e
Commissioner Prouty asked Mr. Bner
if In raJelng or reducing tramo ot his
road for a certain month he did not tako
Into consideration the trafile percentage,
as regards othor coal roads of tho month
or months previous. Mr. Baer denied that
he did. His only concern was about his
own proportlos, Independent of all oth?
Roplylng to further questions by va?
rious members of tho commission, Mr.
Baer said: tho average royalty paid 'by
hls company. In mining coal was 30 to 33
cents a ton.
"The cost of mining our coal," he said,
"has been running at $1.88 a ton."
To reduce tho freight rate on hard coal
to that of soft coal would destroy the
- AS TO FREIGHT, RATES.
Mr. Bnor said there had never been
any meeting or ngreoment to make uni?
form freight ratos for anthracite on the
coni roads. Railroad charges, he said,
should bo such as to ennble ??'roads to
earn profits representing a percentage
equal to the prevailing rate of Interest.
Ho said the capitalization of.tho Read?
ing Is fair and honest; that tho stock?
holders are entitled to a fair return on
their Investment; that tho Reading could
not reduce Its hard coal freight rate and
hope to earn that return. It was tho
hope of, his .administration, ho said, to
enable tho Reading within a year or
two to pay 4 per cent, on Its first and
second preferred stock.
BURGLARS CARRY OFF
GREAT PILE OF MONEY
(Ry Annodatoli Preis.*
HAVENSWOOD, W. VA.'. April 30.?
Burglars entered the postoftlce lnst night,
blew opon tho safo and escaped with
nearly $10,000 without leaving a clue as
to their identity. No ono knew the place
had boon robbed until Postmaster Mo
Adams opened tho office this morning.
SAYS THE JURY
Punishment Fixed at Life Im?
Unanimous for Death.
(?)? Associated Pros?,)
FRANKFORT, KY.. April H0.-In the
third trial of James Howard for tho
killing of Governor William Goobel, over
throe years ago, the prisoner was found
The Jury first reported that It could not
agree. Judgo Cantrlll then sent Ita mem?
bers back with Instructions to remain
until nn agreement was reached. A half
hour Inter tho Jury again reported with
a verdict of guilty, and fixing tho pun?
ishment at lite imprisonment.
Tho Jurors all voted for a verdict of
guilty, the disagreement being ua to the
extent'of punishment, Death wns fa?
vored by all but Juror Burkes, who an?
nounced that ho would under no cir?
cumstances voto for the death penalty
and a verdict for Ufo sentence was agreed
A RICHMOND COUPLE
WED IN WASHINGTON
(Speclnl to The Times-D'spnteh.)
WASHINGTON, April 30.-A party con
slstlng of Mr. and Airs. Harry 13. Winner
und Mr. und Mrs. B. Morgan Shepherd,
uf Richmond, accompanied Mr. R. O,
Cnrlton and Miss Mary C. T. Shepherd to
Washington, wl.-ro tho latter coupla was
married yesterday afternoon by Rev. D.
F. Sprigg, ol No. 16311 Sixteenth Street,
th1.!, city. After spending a few hours at
tho llalolglt, they returned to Richmond,
on the afternoon train.
RALEIGH MINISTER AS
BISHOP OF MISSISSIPPI
111/ Atuocluteil Pr?ts.) ?
JACKSON, MISS,, April Hi).-Tho Dio?
cesan ouncll -of tho P. E. Church of
Mississippi to-day elected Theodore Brat
tup, ?. D., of Raleigh, ?.. C, bishop of
Mississippi. Rev. John G. Murray, H. I>?
of. Bulllmoro, wlio was elected bishop last
ulgUt, declined the lioror.
Decision in Alabama
BILL IN EQUITY NOT
If Law Is Invalved Court Can?
not Be Party to Fraud.
AND STATE IS NOT PARTY
Harlan's Dissent Is Based on Ground
That Amount Involved Was Not
Sufficient to Give Circuit Court
Original Jurisdiction, and
Merits Could Not Be
(By Associated Press.1
: WASHINGTON, April 30.?The text of
tho opinion of the United States Supreme
Court in the case of Jackson Giles, of
Montgomery county, Ala,, vs. tho Boaro?
of Registrars of that county, which was
delivered by Justice Holmes last Monday,
was made public to-day.
Tho opinion says that Giles, 'a negro
nialo adult, on behalf of himself and 6,000'
others similarly situated, sought by bill
ln equity to secure registration, as voters
of Montgomery county, which ? had been
refused., and thus test the validity of
tho suffrago provisions of tho new Con?
stitution of Alabama. Justice Holmes
says It was alleged by,piles that "the
refusal to roglster tho V-?'.?:''its was a part
of a general scheme disfranchise
them." The Fedoral C^-gi Court tol?
tile middle district of Alabama'dismissed
tho bill for want of Jurisdiction.
It was contended, says Justice Holmes;
that tho Federal Courts had Jurisdiction'
ln equity under sections 629 and 1070 of
the revised statutes, providing that every
person who, under color of a State "stat?
ute, ordlnanco, regulation, custom or
usage, subjects, or causes to bo subjected,
any citizen of the United States, or,
other persons -within the Jurisdiction
thereof, to tho deprivation of any righto,
privileges or immunities sscaved by the
Constitution and laws, shall.be llntibj to
tho party Injured In an action nt law, suit
in equity, or othor. proper proceedings or
? ? GROUND OF'REFUSAL.
The court said that while thori might
bo somo objections raised on technical
grounds to tho jurisdiction of the Su?
premo Court and of? the jurisdiction in
equity,, yet tho court was of the opin?
ion that the appeal opened tho whole
caso and that the scope^of tho complaint
was entitled to consideration. He then
proceeded to announce tho Impossibility1
ot granting the relief sought, saying In
"It will bo observed, ln the first place,
that tho language of section 1979 does not
extend tho sphere of equitable Jurisdic?
tion In respect of what shall be held en
appropriate subject matter for that kind
of relief. The words are, 'Shall b'i liable
to the party Injured In ah action at
law, suit In equity, or other prcper pro?
ceedings for redress.' They allow a .-?tilt
In equity only when that Is the proper,
proceeding for redress, and they rofor to,
existing standards to determine what is
a proper proceeding. The traditional lim?
its of proceedings ln equity have not em?
braced a remedy for polittial wrongs. Re?
membering, however, the importance of
tho case, the court Rod found Itself un?
willing to stop short of tho final consid?
erations to to taken Into account ln dis?
posing of It. Theso wero summarized as
"Tho plaintiff alleges that the whole
registration soheme of the Alabama Con?
stitution Is a fraud upon the Constitution
of the United States, and asks us to de?
claro It void. But, of course, he could
not maintain a hill for a more declara?
tion In the air. He does not try to do so.
but neks to be registered as a party un?
der the void Instrument. If, then, wo ao
cept tho conclusion, which It Is the chief
purpose of the bill to maintain, how can
wo mako tho court a party to the unlaw?
ful scherno by accepting it nnd adding
another voto to Its fraudulent lists? It
iv whlto man camo hero on the same gen?
eral allegations, admitting his sympathy
with tho plan, but alleging some special
projudloo that "had kept him off the list,
wo hardly should think It necessary to
moot him with a reasoned annwer. But
tho relief cannot bo varied, because we
think that In tho future the partlatilat?
plaintiff Is llkoly to try to overthrow the,
scherno. If wo accept the plaintiff's al?
legations for the purpose of id? caso ho
cannot complain. It seoms to us that
unless wo are prepared to say that It In
wrong, that all Its principal allegations,
aro Immaterial and that the registration
plan of the Alabama Constitution Is valid,
we cannot order tho plaintiff's name to
bo registered. It Is not an answer to say
that If all the blaoks who are qualifier,
according to the lettor of the instrument
wore registered, the fraud would be cured,
In the first placo, there Is no probability
that any way now Is open by which more
than a few could bo registered, but if all
could be, the difficulty i'oiild not be over??
come. If the sections of the Constitution
concerning registration were Illegal In
their Inception, it would bo a ??ew doe
trine in constitutional luw that the origi?
nal invalidity could bn cured by nn ???
ministration which defeated their intent.
Wo express no opinion as to tho alleged
fact, of their unoonstitutlonallty beyond
Haying that we are not willing to assume
that they are valid in the face of tho al?
legations and main object of the bill foi
the purpose of gru ? tip? tho relief which.
It was necessary to pruy In order thai
the object should be secured
CANNOT ENFORCE POLITICAL
"The ??their difficulty Is of a din'ersnt
???p und atrlklti?!/ reinforce? the usw*.