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?SSA ?S8BS18 US I WHOLE NUMBER. 16.252.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, MAY 28,1903.
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
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THE WEATHER.
WASHINGTON*. May 27.-Forecnst for
fhuisilny und Frlany:
Virginia?Showers Thursday and prob?
ably Friday; fresh to brisk southwest
?winds.
North Carolina?Showers Thursday nnd
?probably Frldny; fresh southwest winds.
? refreshing- shower moderated the tem
Jpornture yesterday, but tho mercury did
?ml nt nny tlrn?) nttaln a vory high ai?
timelo. I'-eir to-dny nnd probably to-mor
fow showers are predicted and brisk
ao?t Invest winds,
BTATE OF Till?; THERMOMETER.
0 ?. .M. 70
J2 M. 77
8 P. ??... 80
? P. .M. 70
o r. m. m
1? midnight. 73
Average.73 1-3
?Highest temperature yesterday.M
Lowest temperature yesterday.Ci
IM l'un temperature yesterday.72
Normal temperature for May.G7
Departure from normal temperature.? 5
Precipitation durili? past L'i hours.. .. 20
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
.May 28. 1903.
Bun rises.4:M I Hltt'tt t??e.
fwin s?:t.s.7:20 I Morning.6:3t
Moon rises....0?16 I Evening.e.Oi
RICHMOND.
Peat Ii of Mr. Joslah Jlylnnd-Mass
rueetlng to condemn tho horrible crimes
committed against the Jews In Russia
Boot Macks form a union nnd issue a
manifesto-Council Committee meets to?
night to endeavor to keep the Clyde Lino
fi l'in deserting Itlchrnonel-Mystic
Shriller? muet to-night-Ten Jurors se?
cured yesterday In the King case; the
real tee lee? gotten to-dny-How Char?
tere may t?? outalned?Air. Charles Hutz
1er will'not run for the- .Sonnte-Remains
?er victims of tho accident near Char
lottOBVlllo brought home: cause of the
tragedy not fully determined-Woman's
College commencomen,t to-day-Closing
exorcises at IC.-iridolph-AIacein College
The? Trig;? plant may bo saved; further
reduction of tlie force?Chief Howard
Hay? lack of parental care Is the cause of
much crime-Two pastors leave Rich?
mond-Hov. B. A. Abbott, of Baltimore.
may he c:;!!ed Us succeed Rev. Carey E.
Morgan-The choosing of United States
?onators-lee wagon drivers to hold a
meeting-No answer yet to street-cur
employes; statement of tho flnnncinl
(standing of the road-Ralf? of many
Unique packages yesterday-Petersburg
cotton mills consolidated?Judgo Goff
gives Interstate Commerce Commission
light of appeal In cane of Danvlllo ugalnet
the .Southern Railway-Crlngan Investi?
gation not. concluded-The proposeel al
??ormanlc investigation excites much In?
terest. MANCHESTER-Little Interest
In cniincilinanlc campaign-No opposi?
tion to Judge W. 1. Clopton for the Sen
lite-(inod telephone service In sight
?-Increased population-Marriages yes?
terday-A rose tea-Royal Tribe of
Joseph to entertain to-night-Ordination
service Sunday - Entertainment In
Swansboro-Police making a search for
Hague.
VIRGINIA.
Tho Presbyterian (renerai Assembly at
Lexington havo an enthusiastic ?lay In
discussing foreign missions; unprecedent?
ed sucoeee In nativo converts-The Epis?
copal Council of tho Southern Virginia
Diocese vottu ?incisively on a resolution
against any chango In tho church name
-Captain J. C. Featherston, of Camp?
bell, declares he-will not run for tho
Senate-Damage cases settled in Ches?
terfield Court-Tho Judgment of tho
court declined In the Beasley case
Young man missing many months from
Charlotteevlllo writes to his mother
Norfolk's ancient burglar gets a new trial
but his crimes are so many It will nvail
lilm nothing-Many thousands of bar?
rels of cabbages leaving Norfo|k for
North and AVest-A telegraph lineman
electrocuted in Berkley-New b-?nk
bullellng under contract at Wllllarnsburg
?-An additional physician to be appoint?
ed at tho Eastern State Hospital-A
chapter of accidents In F.auquler county
?-A local option election to be ordered
In Frederleksburg-The collision be?
tween steamers on tho Rappahannock to
bo Investigated by government inspec?
tors-Medals and diplomas to young la?
dles at Mary Baldwin Seminary-A
new large coal operation to be opened In
the Pocahontas coal field-Virginia Con?
solidated Milling omptiny to absorb tho
cotton mills of Petersburg-A prominent
citizen of Pc-torsiiurg thrown from lila
buggy anel severely hurt.
NORTH CAROLINA.
Two Stato hanks chartered at Raleigh
??Governor Aycock pardons Roscoe Atur?
ro, a noted cose-Tho Governor delivers
the diplomas at graduating exercises at
North Carolina College of Agriculture
and Mechanical Arts-Commencement
exercises at Davidson College; degreo
conferred on Judge Platt D. Waller
Tho Normal College at Greensboro for the
first timo confers degrees on young lady
fraduatea-Tho carnival queen at
teldeville to got a diamond brooch; Miss
Bearle Penn the chosen qucon-A young
woman takes pulverized glass -with nul
cidal intent nt Charlotte-The ceremony
of transferring the cap and gown at old
Baleni College.
GENERAL.
Augustus W. Machen, who was super?
intendent of the rural free delivery of
tho Postofflco Department, placed under
arrest on the charge of having accepted
money as a bribe, and Postmastor-Gon
ernl Payne begins to seo that there was
something in tho ohej-ges after all?
?Rocksnnu won the English derby with
American Jockey .Mailer In tho rsaeldle
Thoro is a postal scandal In tho Phil?
ippines as well as in tills country and
thoro the thieves took tho safe as well
?? Its contents?European squadron of
tho American navy will visit Kiel
Wyoming mob lynches a murderer and
his hoad la cut off from Ids body by tlie
-drop of forty feet-Africander won tho
??elmont ?tako at Morris Park by two
engths and In a gallop?Gunfire, the
only mnlden among the eighteen thor?
oughbreds, entered for tho Brooklyn hand
loap, Is regarded as a sure winner and
Will bo played as a hot favorite-Stock
markot was extremely Inert on yester
efluy, und whnt movements there were
woro fractional-Elgin killed nnd two
trains burned ns result of frolght wreck
on tho Sombren Railway-Shrewd rob?
bers In Birmingham used magnifying
glasses to learn combination of safe
Con foraneo on international arbitration
' niet yesterday at Lake Mohonk, Now
York-? Cumberland Presbyterians aro
unanimous for some form nf union be?
tween tbo churches-Grover Cleveland
given nn ova lion at mooting at Carne?
gie Hull, called to adopt resolutions de?
nouncing the massacre of tlie Hebrews at
Klshlnnl'f-Plan of reorganization of tho
?hlpbiilldlng trust Is mudo public-Seri?
ous outbroak In the coal fields of AVest
Virginia.
.-_?,-,_
SENATOR HANNA
REFUSES TO TALK.
(By Associatela Trcet.)
CL-EVEL-???, OHIO, Alay 27.-Senator
Hanna received a largo number of tele?
grams to-day cono?rnlng his decision not
to further oppose an endorsement of
presi lent Roosevelt's eawliduey for a sec?
ond term at ilio coming Stato convention.
Tliest telegrama were said to bo nearly
eau of a congratulatory nature, Many of
them declared that In taking tho stop
Penatni- Hauiia hail deine much to pre
ju-rve harmony In tho ranks of the party.
Keiniinr Hanna steadfastly refused to
discuss the subject to-day, Insisting that
it wua a, closed Incident,
TUMULT OF
CHEERS FOR
CLEVELAND
Given an Ovation at Car?
negie Hall Meeting.
MASSACRE OF
THE HEBREWS
Resolutions Denouncing Kishi
neff Outrage Adopted.
SAGE OF PRINCETON
ONE OF THE SPEAKERS
He Sympathized With Object of the
Meeting, But Said That Indisputa?
ble Proof Should bo Required
That The Government Was
Implicated Before De?
manding Action.
(By A??ocl?ted Pre??.)
NEW YORK, May ?7.?There was
great and representative gathering at
Carnegie Hall to-night, called a protest
against the massacre of HebrewB
Klshlncff. Tho announcement that former
President Grover Cleveland would tjpeak
lent additional Interest to the gathering.
?While Mayor Low was delivering the
opening addresB, expressive of hope that
Russia would rive more liberty to her
Jewish subjects, Mr. Cleveland entered
and woe greeted with a tumult of cheers.
William H. Baldwin, Jr., read tho reso?
lutions, which wero received with great
applause and adopted. They denounced
the massacre; urged the claim of the
Jews in Russia to Just treatment and pro?
tection, and declared that the peoplo of
tho United States should exercise such In?
fluence with the government of Russia
as the ancient and unbroken friendship
between the two nations may justify to
prevent the recurrence of outbreaks such
as have amazed the civilized world.?
MR. CLEVELAND'S SPEECH. %
Mr. Cleveland said: "I have only a word
to eay; but. I wish to be counted among
thoso who are then In hearty sympathy
with the purpose of this meeting. The
Influences which have called us together
to-night grow out of our recognition of
tho promptings of Christian civilization,
and our dutiful devotion to tfi<5 best and
deepest of our_natlonal charactertlcs. This
demonstration furnishes cheering and re?
assuring evidence that our American
sympathy for tho oppressed and abused
wherever they may be, our American
love of humanity, and our attachment to
Justice and right are etili active and
unlmpiilred.
'There Is something intensely horrible
in the wholesale murder of unoffending,
defenseless men, women and children,
? ho have been tacitly, If not expressly,
assured of safety under the protection of
a professed civilized government. Such
things give rise to a distressing fear that
oven tho enlightenment of the twentieth
century has neither destroyed nor sub?
dued the barbarity of human nature, nor
wholly redeemed the civilized world from
'Alan's inhumanity to man.'
"Wo and all our countrymen protest
In the strongest language at our com?
mand and with the moral force which
our American citizenship gives us against
the murders and outrages, and we insist
that swift and condign punishment ought
to be visited upon tholr barbarous perpe?
trators.
REQUIRE TROOP.
? desire to avoid sounding a discordant
i)ote, but yet I cannot refrain from the
suggestion that tho moral effect of our
protest and the usefulness of this demon?
stration will not be lessoned If we require
Indubitable proof before wo accuso the
government of Russia with guilty com?
plicity In tho crimes committed within
her borders, and It seems to me we may
well consider the proper relationship be?
tween nations beforo we demand too pro?
nounced Interference on tho pnrt of our
own government. I do not say that the
Russlnn Government may not by reason?
of omission or commission be justly de?
serving Of our condemnation; but wo
should not bo swift to assume this when
we remember that wo ourselves have
found It Impossible to prevent mob vio?
lence antl murderous assaults In Wyo?
ming nnd on tho Italians In Louisiana.
I nm distinctly and unequivocally In favor
of Informing our government In unmis?
takable terms of our deep condemnation
of the late outrages on the Jews In Rus?
sia, but I hope In ohedlenco to tho dic?
tates of American conservatism nnd mod?
eration, which are never long obscured,
we may bo even now just and fair, and
that we will be content to forogo per?
plexing nnd extreme demands upon our
government for violent action.
BIGOTED CREEDS.
"In the meantime let tho people of the
United States, gathored together In such
assemblages as this, In every part of tho
lnnd, fearlessly speak to the civilized
world, protesting against every pretense
of civilization that permits mediaeval per?
secution against every bigoted creed that
forbids religious toloratoln and freedom
of conscience, against ojl false enlighten?
ment that excuses hatred nnd cruelty to?
wards any race of men, and against all
spurious forms of government protection
that withholds from any human being
the right to live in eafoty and toll in
peace,"
REV. B. A ABBOTT
MAY BE CALLED HERE
The ladles of the Seventh-Street Chris?
tian Church will tender the retiring pas.
tor, Rev. Carey E. Morgan, a farewoll
reception at the ridurrli on next Tuepd*y
night, at which timo the congregation
will take leave of und wish Godspeed to
one who has grently endeared himself to
them. Mr. Morgan and finally will leave
npxt day, ills farewell sermon win ho
jirenehod ori Sunday evening.
While no active steps havo been taken
looking to calling a successor for Mr.
Morgan, it is understood tl.int tlio Rey
R. A. Abbott, of Baltimore, has liten
mentioned as a probable (successor, Other
naines have boon suggested and act'on
will soon be taken looking to calling stano
one.
The two eons of Mr. Morgan, who are
student? at Richmond College, will re?
main In the city until the nrssion's work
has been closed, aftor which they will
Join their father in his now homo.
WAS DECAPITATED BY
FORTY FOOT DROP
(Br Associated 1're?? )
NEWCASTLE, WTO., May 27.?W. C.
Clifton, murderer of Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Church, was lynched by a mob from
Gillette lait night. Tho mob battered
down the Jail door, holding up the sheriff
and deputy the while, ?imi hung Clifton
to a bridge west of town. Clifton's head
wns cut off by the fall of forty feot.
John W. Church and his wife, who lived
on a homestead claim seventy-five miles
southwest of Newcastle, were never seen
alive after March 14th last. Clifton,
whose r.inch adjoined Church's, was ar?
rested April 7th, on suspicion, nnd on
April 17th he confessed that ho killed
Mr. nnd ???. Church. Their bodies wero
found at the place Indicated by him.
Clifton claimed ho hnd killed tho couplo
In self-defense.
THE PLAN IS
MOW PUBLIC
Reorganization of the Ship?
building Trust.
LIST OF THE PROPERTIES
New Company Is to Be Entitled the
Bethlehem Steel and Shipbuilding
Company?Capital Will Be Over
Eighty Million Dollars.
(By Aenoc.ntetl Pre??.)
NEW YORK, May 27.-Tho plan for
the reorganlzaUon of the United States
Ship Building Company was made publlo
to-night. It has been prepared and will
be carried out by a committee consisting
of Georgo R. Sheldon, chairman ? Charles
S. Fairchild, president of the New York
Security and Trust Company; John B.
Borne, president of tho Colonial Trust
Company; Max Pam and Charles W.
Wetmore, president of the North Ameri?
can Company.
Tho plan provides for the organization
of a company with the title of Bethle?
hem Steel and Ship Building Company.
The properties to be taken over are:
Union Iron Works. Ban Francisco; Bath
Iron Works, Limited. Bath, Me.; Hyde
Windlass Company, Bath, Me.; Crescent
Ship Yard Company, Ellzabethport, N.
J?; Canda Manufacturing Company, Car
teret, N. J.; Samuel ?L. Moore and Sons
Company, Elizabethport, N.f J. ; Eastern
Ship Building Company, New London,
Connecticut; Harlan and Holjlngworth
Company, Wilmington, Delaware. Also
all of the capital stock (except directors'
qualification shares) of the Bethlehem
Steel Company, owning tho Bethlehem
Steel Works and property In the boroughs
of South Bethlehem and North Ampton
Heights.
The total capitalization of the United
States Ship Building Company and allied
companies Is $Sl.(>SG.2e4, Including liabili?
ties. It is proposed that the new com?
pany, in the acquisition of all tho prop?
erties and assets of tho ship building
company and its constltutent companies,
Including the Bethlehem Steel Company,
and for the securing of addltonal cash
working capital, shall Issue $12,000,000 of
thirty-year five per cent, first mortgage
gold bonds. Voting trust certificates will
be Issued for ??G?,???,??? of common stock.
The totnl capitalization of tho new
company will be $43.00?\000, and its fixed
charges will be $517,550, for interest on
the underlying bonds of the Bethlehem
Iron and the Bethlehem Steel Company's
end $??,000 on the first mortgage bonds
of the new company, a total of 51,117,550.
To secure continuity In the management
of the corporation, it Is proposed t?
create a voting trust for a period ot
seven years. The Initial voting trustees
will be Messrs. Charles M. Schwab,
Georgo R. Sheldon, Max Pam. Charles
?\''. Wetmore and James H. Reed, of
Pittsburg.
Tho plan has already been approved
by the holders of a large amount of tho
various securities.
?
MARCEL RENAULT
DIED FROM INJURIES.
(By AMocittted Pree?.)
POTTRflEJS, FRA.NC?E. May 27.?Marcel
Renault, the well known racer and maker
of automohlles, who was Injured by the
overturning of his machino during tho
first stage of the Paris-Madrid race,
died shortly after midnight n-t Coup
Verne,
Renault never recovered full conscious?
ness from the timo he was found
stretched out beside the roadway.
SHREWD TRICK
TO GET MONEY
Used Glasses to Learn Com?
bination of Safe, and Used
Information for Robbery.
(Br Aiioclated Prea*.)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., May fi7.?City
detectives claim to have unra-velled the
mystery of the seven-thousand dollar
robbery of the Union Depot ticket ofllce
in this city, which occurred May 16th. As
a result two young men, one of them
being tho eon of J. M. Blhh, superinten?
dent of bridges and buildings of the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad, have
been arrested and are now In jail, No
one Is allowed to eee them, and not the
name of the second man arrested can be
ascertained.
It Is clnlmed that the robbery was ac?
complished by boring a hole through the
celling over tho ticket ofllce from a va?
cant room on the second floor of the
Union Depot, and thrc-jgh this hole the
robbers looked with a magnifying glass
and watched tho employes of ' the" ofllce
work tho safo combination. The detec?
tives expect to recover all the i.ionoy,
and also to make a third arrest.
CORRUPTION
Interest is Rearouscd In the
Council Inquiry.
GRAND JURY DOCUMENT'
Said That City Attorney Pollard l8
Thoroughly Familiar With the Fa?
mous Papel?Committeoof Fivo
Has Judicial Powers.
As a result of the determination of the ]
Board of Aldermen to Investigato certain ?
alleged municipal corruption, much inter?
est has been aroused among the people of |
Richmond, and particularly among mem?
bers of both branches of tho Council.
Rumors as to what will be divulged are
rnmpant, and most anything could be
heard about the City Hall yesterday af?
ternoon.
The news that City Attorney Pollard |
now Iwh In his possession a copy of tho
stenographic evidence adduced by tho spe- |
clal grand Jury was nothing less than a
revelation to certain Councllmen and |
others, and as a consequence there Is
much (--peculation as to what this fa?
mous document will prove when It is un?
folded to public Inspection for the first |
time.
WILL BE SIFTED.
That the City Attorney has possession
of a copy of the famous document, and
that ho has been Instructed to assist tho
Investigating committee, practically as?
sures that every feature In connection
with tho many rumors concerning corrup?
tion will ba sifted to the bottom. Of
course, It is understood that Mr. Pollard
would not use the report In the investi?
gation unless Judge Witt, of the Hustings
Court, gave him permission, but it is un?
derstood that Mr. Pollard Is already more I
or less familiar with the text of tho "re
markablo paper," and naturally many
striking questions will bo asked by him,
as a result of this familiarity with the
grand Jury, proceedings.
Whllo the resolution creating the inves?
tigating committee apparently relates
only to present and former members of
the Board of Aldermen, the committee of
five has the authority to expose mem?
bers of the Common Council, provided,
of course, it Is brought out in the evi?
dence that they have been guilty of any
of tho alleged corruption.?
VINDICATE OR IMPLICATE.
The members of the Board, who havo
been anxious for an Investigation ever
since the final report of the grand Jury
was made some months ago, feel that tho
Inquiry, which Is now about to be under?
taken, will either remove the stigma from
the entire Council?both bodies?or result
In tbe exposure of all parties who have
been at all crooked. The move Tuesday
night was a decided victory? for tho "In?
vestigation IMs," and they do not proposo
to allow the opportunity thus presented
to slip by without first availing them?
selves of the advantage thus gained.
Under the enabling act recently passed
by the Legislature tho body constituted
Tuesday night can summon witnesses,
compel them to testify, so long as they
do not Incriminate themselves, and hold
any false swearer for perjury, just as
any court In the land.
As yet. President Turpln has not ap?
pointed any of the "Committee of Fivo,"
as It will be known, but It goes without
saying that Mr. Otway S. Allen will be
chairman of the body, unless he asks to
be relieved.
TRYING TO KEEP
THE CLYDE LINE
James River Committee to
Act on the Matter Triis
Evening.
Captain W. H, Curtis, chairman of the
Committee on the Improvement of James
River, ha?? called a special meeting of the
committee for to-night, when decisive
action will bo taken in regard to the well
defined rumor that tho Clyde lino pro?
poses quitting Richmond after Monday,
making Newport News its Virginia ter?
minus.
Since the exclusive announcement of
tho proposed action of the Clyde line In
Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch Tuesday morning,
the Chamber of Commerce nntl tho busi?
ness men of the city havo been much
arousod over the contemplated stop, and
they have learned beyond question that
the report Is well founded, although no
olllcial announcement has been made as
yet. Much pressure Is being brought to
bear upon ??1?? oilioere of the company
to prevent the removal of the whurvos
from this city to Newport News, and
strong hopes are entertained that suc?
cess will crown the efforts.
The Clyde line being ono ot the load?
ing steamship companies to operate on
the James as far as Richmond, naturally
tho removal of Its wharves Is a matter
of moment to tin? city, nnd the river
committee is deeply Interested. It lb
realized that the withdrawal of this com?
pany from Richmond will bo a. serious
blow to the commercial development of
tho city.
At tho meeting to-night It is probable
| officials of tho Clyde line will ho present,
and It Ih possibili Huit a definite an?
nouncement will be made ono way or tha
other, liut the coinmlltoo will do every?
thing In its power to dissuade the oom
pany from Its seeming determination.
In this connection tho following ?pettini
from Norfolk last night will provo of In?
terest:
Captain James V.'. McCnrrlck says it.Is
dclliiltoly settled lhat iho last ship of
tho Clyde Line will leavo Rluhmond on
Tuosday. Tho ships will receive nnd dis?
charge freight for Richmond heronftor at
Newport News. He says tho reasons for
this are the conditions existing at Rich?
mond. They muko It difficult und expan?
sive for the ehips to go there for the local
traffic. The. r?^nult of this change will be
that larter and faster Bhlps will be put
on the line. The restrictions of the river
and the landing at Richmond prevented
the use of such ships as the company will
purchase for the trafilo between thta port
and the city Of Philadelphia. .
The property of the company In Rich?
mond, valued nt ?fW.OOO, will bo abandoned
for tho present at least, or until (?reut,
chang?e shall heve beon made in the wa?
ter front there. The Chesapeake nnd Ohio
Railway will haul nil of the freight be?
tween Richmond nnd Newport Nows in?
tended for the Clyde Lino either Way,
Tl-.ls change has heen In contemplation
for a year, hut wns delayed In deference
tn the wishes nnd vrotests of the mer?
chante of Richmond.
STRONGTEAM
OF SENATORS
Virginia One of Best Repre?
sented of the States.
TALK OF THE POLITICIANS
Cari- Mr. Tucker Discharge Hla New
Duties and at Same Timo Repre?
sent a District In Congress?Mr.
Hay's Great Popularity.
The Tlmes-Dlspateh Bureau,
No. 1417 G Street, N. AV.,
Washington, D. C, May 2T.
Marshall Mc-C'ormick, of Berryvlllo, one
of tho leading;, men of tho northern sec?
tion of the State, iH in town for a few
days on business. When asked by The
Tlmes-Dlspateh correspondent what was
tho drift of sentiment up ills way on the
(senatorial question, replied: "I had rather
not be quoted as to that, but I must say
that I have never seen any man. grow
more rapidly than Senator Martlrv Ho ls
certainly stronger now with the masses
of Virginia than ho has over been before.
Ho Is a hard-working Senator, and with
him nnd John Vf. Daniel aa our Senators
I think A'irglnla one of the beat. If not
the best, represented Btate in tho Union.
Senator Da.fi I el Is one of tlie greatest
men Virghiia has produced, and the
State will disgrace herself the day she
refuses to give him tho best placo she
has at her command. Senator Martin la
essentially the business end of tho prop?
osition, and with them to represent ua
we ought to congratulate ourselves.
"I havo heard no one discussed as a
candidate to succoed Hay for Congress.
H. H. Downing is a good friand of mine,
but if ho hns any intentions along that
line I do not know It. I think I can pose
as an impartial Judge, for Hay defeated
mo tho first time, and I can say that he
has mado us a splendid representative.
He Is hard -working, always alive to tlie
Interests of his constituents and the dis?
trict he represents. He Is nn ideal Con?
gressman, and I bellovo his constitu?
ents regard him as such.
"In the State senatorial fight Senator
Gold will have somo opposition. Cap?
tain Parks is a candidate, and there are
one or two others. But It ls too early
yet to say who will bo tho leading can?
didate when it comes to a vote.
"I have not heard the national situa?
tion discussed much up my way. Aa for
myself, I am not a >\*ery good man to
speak. It Is true I was regular In lStie
and In 1000, voting the ticket and stump?
ing for It, but I never could subscribe
to the 16 to 1 plank. Personally, I be?
lieve New York will have to furnish our
next candidate. I would favor Olney
were It not that he comes from a weak
State. I think that his letter In the
campaign of lflOO. supporting the plat?
form, was, next to Bryan's Indianapolis
speech of acceptance, tho strongest ut?
terance of that campaign. But, realiz?
ing that the next candidate should come
from New York, I favor Parker. Ho is
a man of judicial temperament, a man
with a straight party record and a man
Bgninst whom nothing cnn be eald. Ho
can carry New York, and New York is
needed if wo -would win In 3904. ? think
we have plenty of good men, among? them
Senator Gorman, any of whom would be
good standard-bearers, but all thlngB
considered, I consider Judge Parker tho
best man tha Democrats can put Into
the field."
LEAVES CONGRESS FOR BJSNCTI.
Among the prominent people regis?
tered at Washington hotels ls ex-Con?
gressman Pnge Aiorris. of ATlnnesota,
formerly of Vlrginln, where his people
still reside. Air. ?G??-ls migrated to
Texas years ago, nnd after spending- R?v?
erai years thero went to Alinnesota.
There he became a popular political
lender and rose by successive steps of
political preferment to a sent in Con?
gress. His work hero hns been of Buch
a naturo ns ?? win him a good namo as
a member of the House. His term ex?
pired tlie 1st of March. He could have
hnd ? renomlnntlon and a re-election,
but hei decided to leave CongTess of hie
own nccord rather than to stay and ulti?
mately have?, to step down and out, so
ho declined a renomlnntlon. Slnco then
President Roosevelt has given him a
robe of judicial ermine to wear on tho
bench In Minnesota, nnd be ls here pre?
paring to wind up his nffnlrs. so as to
be ready to assume it July 1st. Judge?
Alnrrls says he bolievps In stepping o>'
while your popularltv Is In ItB ascend
ency, instead of wnitlng to ho kicked
out nfterwnrds. Tho Judge? will visit In
Virginia before returning home.
AVILL TUCKER RUN?
Those who know tho nmount nf -work
that has to he discharged by the dean
of the Columbian College of Law nay that
cx-Congressmnn Tucker cannot discharge
tlie duties of that position and at. tbo
same tima monago a campaign for Con?
gress or represent a district in Congress.
They do not, therefore, believe the re
FREIGHT WRECK
ON SOUTHERN ROAD
Eight Men Killed and Both
Trains Burned In Fire
That Followed.
(By ?snodateli Preas.)
BIRAIINGHAM, ALA., Alay 27.?A
double-header east-bound freight and a
west-bound freight on the Southern col?
lided to-dny nt Bryan, twenty-two mllos
west of hero, with the result that both
trains were burned and eight mon killed.
Immediately after the collision, the wreck
took lire anil burned rapidly,
The officials of the road hnii'o not yet
explained tho cause of the aooldent. but
It ls alleged that an operator wont to
sleep on duty and failed to deliver all
order. The burning wreckage destroyed
tlie wires and cut off communication for
some time.
The dead are: Henry Aoton, engineer;
I,. J. Chester, engineer; Samuel John
eon, engineer; Roland Madison (coloree!),
fireman; Otto AVood, fireman; Lavici in?
grani (colored), flreninn; Robert Han
fjock, fireman; J. 1>. Hill (colored), brake?
man.
All wero Instantly killed except Engi?
neers Acton and Johnson. They wore
brought to Birmingham, ? where thoy
died. The dead beadles of the other alv
?wero burned to <v crisp.
port now golnc the rounds that he will
make the raoe for Representative Flood's
?eat In the Fifty-ninth Houso. It is
thought hero thnt Mr. Tuoker will find It
necessary to give his whole time to his
work here, and that so far as he Is con?
cerned, Consressman Flood will have no
opposition to his re-election. It Is tho In?
tention of the management of the Colum?
bian Unlverclty to exploit the schools of
Jurisprudence nnd dlplomaoy, with Mr.
Tucker at tho head. Tho Columbian Uni?
versity Is dependent largely upon govern?
ment employes who seek to advance
themselves for recruits to Its student
body. There ore now hundreds of gov?
ernment clerks using It as a stepping
stone to a profession. Dr. Needham, the
president of the university, Is greatly
pleased with the selection of Mr. Tucker.
PICTURE PURCHASED
BY MR. RUTHERFOORD
Mr. John Rutherfoord has purchased a
landscapo picture at the art exhibit by
tho well-known artist, Frederick Ballord
Williams, of Now York. Mr. Williams
is an artist of wide and growing repu?
tation,
VICTIMS OF
THE WRECK
Bodies of Engineer Hall and
Fireman Snyder Here.
THE ENGINEER A HERO
Generally Accepted Theory That He
Gave His Life to Save That
of a Child?The Funeral '
Services.
Tho bodies of Englneor Thomas D. Hall
and Fireman Lowls Cloy Snyder, victims
of tho wreck of Chesapeake and Ohio
local passenger train No. 10, near Char?
lottesvllle, on Tuesday, arrived In this
city yesterday morning at 8:30. The
remains of the engineer were tsken
charge of by Funeral Director L. T.
Christian and wero convoyed to the
family residence, No. Old North Tenth
Btreet. Thnt of Fireman Snyder was
taken in charge by Director Bliley and
conveyed to the residence ot Mr. J.
Thomas Taylor, a brother-in-law of tho
deceased, at No. 223 North Twonty-flfth
Street. Messrs. G. M. and L. S. Cease,
brothers-in-law of Mr. Snyder, accom?
panied the body from CharlotteSvlllo
to this city, having gone up the night
before for tho purpose. It was a sor?
rowful, heart-rending home-coming for
the two brave men, who so shortly be?
fore had left their families In the full
vigor of manhood and with little fear of
such disaster.
THE FUNERAL?' SERVICES.
The funeral services of Engineer Hall
will take place nt 8:30 o'clock this after?
noon, from the First Baptist Church, of
which he was an attendant. Rev. George
Cooper, D. D., will conduct the service.
The pnll-bearers will bo chosen from the
Masonlo fraternity and from the friends
and nelgl?bors of tho family. Tho inter?
ment will be In Hollywood.
Tho funeral services of Fireman L.
Clay Snyder will take pince from the
residence of Mr. J. T. Taylor, No. 223
North Twenty-fifth Btreet, at 11 A. M.
to-day, Rev. W. S. Campbell, D. D., con?
ducting them. The pnll-bearcrs select?
ed by the family are Messrs. S. A. Dlf
fenbaugh, C. C. Carter, P. C. Lams. B.
B. Clements, M. H. Hughes, B. F. Geor
hnrdt, J. F. Wnlker, J. F. Vnughan, N.
Chlldress nnd George .M. Cea?,?. The
Interment will be In Oakwood Cemetery.
The track of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Rnilrond nt the scene of tho fatal de?
railment of the engine, of which the
dead men were the crew, was repaired
yesterday morning early and trains be?
gan running through regularly again.
The railway compnny hns noi yet ascer?
tained Just how the nccldont wns caused,
and perhaps never will be able to do so,
since tho lips of the two men who knew
were sealed In death heforo they had op?
portunity to state.
ENGINEER A HERO.
The theory sont out by the Charlottes?
vllle correspondent of tho Tlmes-Dlspatch
that the engineer hnd applied the brakes
In order to overt the killing of a Ind on
the track Is generally accepted. It wns
characteristic of tho man. The testi?
mony of Captain Tnylor, the conductor,
tends to sustain thnt view, for ho says
he wns thrown violently to ono sido
ngalnst a car sent, .Tins Indicating that
a sudden stoppage of tho forward move?
ment of the train imd occurred.
Another statement heard yesterday
was that the flange of a wheel on the
engine had brollen, hut this Is not In?
consistent with tho attempt at sudden
Btoppnge of the train Thn railway
company will make an Investigation,
nnd this will Include nn exnnilnatlon of
the wrecked engine nnd trucks.
RrnEemnn Edward F. Taylor, Conduc?
tor O. W. Taylor, Baggageman Joseph
W. Smith, and Mr. Fox, the traveling
salesman, nil of whom wero painfully
bruised In tlio Jostle Incident to tho de?
railment, aro getting nlong nlcelv and
In a few days will have recovered' from
the soreness.
NO MENTION MADE
OF NEW LIBEL BILL
(Ry Associated Press.)
lIARRlSnURG, PA., May 27.?Tho Re?
publican Committee endorsed President
Roosevelt for ronomlnatlon and deolared
ngalnst any change in tho present tariff
schedules. Tho State administration was
strongly endorsed, and no mention was
mndo In tho platform of the Oi-ady-Siilus
llhol law enacted by the recent Legisla?
ture. United States Senator Quay de?
clined to accept re-election us chairman
of the Stato Committee, and his oollenguo,
Her.ator Ponrose, was ohosen his succes?
sor. ? Nominations were made for minor ?
State offices.
FOUR DEAD FROM
INCENDIARY FIRE
illy Associated Pre?..)
NEW YORK. May 27.-Foiir persons
were suffocated to death and three others
were so badly burned that It Is feared
they will dio In a fire early to-day In
the f.vs-slory apartment house at No.
80? West One Hundredth and Thlrty-llfth
Streot. The flro Is saht to have been of
incendiary origin, 'l'ho dead are: Mrs.
Juliet Wending ainl her thine children,
George, six niniiilis; Helen, six years; and
Charles nine.
Those believed to have been fatally
burned are Qoorgo Wandllng and Victor
Johnson
SOMETHING
WAS WRONG
AFTER ALL
Postoffice Scandals Crop
Out Now Daily.
MR. MACHEN IS
UNDER ARREST
Charged With Having Received;
Rake-Offs on Contracta.
HE DENIES CHARGE
MOST ABSOLUTELY
Demanded an Immediate Hearing? But
It Will Not Be Granted Until ?June
Fifth?Alleged That He Re?
ceived Some $20,000.
Other Arrests May
Follow.
(By Astoclated Pre??.)
AVASHINGTON. May 27.-03y far the
meet sensational developments of tho
postofllce investigation up to this time
occurred to-day, whon Augustus W. Ala?
chen, the general superintendent of the
free delivery service, was arrested on a
warrant Issued upon the Information of
postoffice Inspectors, charging him. with i
having received "rake-offs" from con?
tracts mado with the local f?rm of Grofi
Brothera for a patent postal box fasten?
er. The warrant specifically charges him
with receiving *??,918.78 slnco August 8,
1900. It ls alleged, however, at the de?
partment that this amount does not rep,?
resent all that Alachen obtained In con?
nection with these contracts, It being
charged that ho profited by them for
several years prior to tho datE??Of the
first contract mentioned in the warrant.
Other arrests aro to follow.
Immediately after Air. Alachen was
taken Into custody the Postmaster-General
issued an order removing him from olile.?.
He had boon practically under suspension
for a fortnight pending the Investiga?
tion into his bureau. The discovery o?
Machen's alleged Interests in tho con?
tracts was mado quito accidentally by the
inspectors somo three weeks ngo. .anA,
slnco then their enregles had been direct?
ed toward making out a case. .Last night
after tho authorities had become con?
vinced that they wero in possession of
tho necessary evidence, Mr. Machen was
notified to appear at the department this
morning. lie did so and was subjected to
a "sweating" process by the Inspectors
nnd Air. Brlstow for threo hours, but no
admissions that he had profited by the
contracts could be -secured from him. Ho
doollned to answer many questions on th?
ground thnt they related to his private
business, but Insisted to the end that he
had not received a cent lmprpperly.
Nevertheless, ho was arrested on the
warrant which had beon prepared, and
taken before a United States commis?
sioner, where his attorney immediately
demanded a full hearing. Assistant Dis?
trict Attorney Taggart, however, ivas
not ready to proceed with the case, "and
tho hearing was set for June 6th., Air;
Alachen gave a $20,000 bond, furnished by
a Philadelphia bonding company for hla
nppearnnee, declining to accept the proffer
of friends to go on his bond.
DEWIBS CHARGeES.
After his release bo declined to make
any statement boyond the single declara?
tion that the whole thing was a grand?
Etand play and would come out all right.
His attorneys declared that at the propei
time they would show conclusl'vely that;,
bo had been guilty of no wrong In connec?
tion with the contracts, and on The con?
trary, thoy would ?? able to show that
his administration of the free' delivery
service had beon afiarncterlzed by ability
and Integrity.
The department officials claim that their
evidence ls conclusive. It Is understfl?di
that a civil suit will be entered to recover
from Machen the amount he ls alleged to
bave received on the contracts.
The warrant for Moohe-n's arrest was
drawn by Assistant Unltod States Dls
trlot Attorney Taggart, on a awotrn
stntement made to-day by AA'alter 8.
Mayer, a postonico Inspector from the
Chicago distriot, before United State?
Commissioner Anson S. Taylor. In this
city. Inspector Alayer, in the several
counts In the complaint, alleges
tho receipt by Air. Alachen of several
epclftod sums aggregating S18,0S1.78, in
connection with the purchase for the use
of tho Department of certain letter box.
fasteners.
DETTHR (BOX FASTDNHRS.
Aftor setting forth Afr. Machen's official
position as superintendent of the free de?
livery In the Postoftlce Department, the
complaint says that ag such superinten?
dent Alachen was charged with tha duty
and vesteel with the power, under the
supervision and with the approval of the
First Assistant Postmaster-General, ot
purchasing for the uso ?if tha Depart?
ment certain articles, among them "let
tor box fasteners." fnspootor Alayer then
states that ono Samuel B. Oroff and one
Dlller H. Groff aro the owners of a pat?
ented Invention for such letter box fast?
eners, and woro engaged In business as
Or? iff BrotbV'i-a. The ?tntemoiit then
eays that on July 2, 1PO0, Superintendent
Alachen procured the? Issuance of an order
by the First Assistant Postmaster-Gen?
eral for 6,<->) completo and ?.0S7 half fast?
eners of the Groff vnrioty, at the rate of
I'A'JS for one complote and rf2.'J6 for two
half fasteners, and that as Buperlnten
?iont, ho recouuuondeel und the Treasury
paid $7,NM.8S to tho Groff Brother? for
th? faatenem aforesaid.
Tha statement then' proceeds! "The
aald order was procured by the said
August AV. Maculen upon a collusive un?
derstanding und agreement between Jilrn
and the snld Dlller ?, Groff, that he,
tho eald August Vf. Machen, was to be
paid a certain proportion of tha pro
ce-ed* of any money to be Issued In pay?
ment of tho articles to be supplied under
said order, and tha promise of him, tho
sold Dlller ?. Groff, to pay such propor?
tion! and that, thereafter, and on the
8th day of August, A. D., 1000. the ?aid
August AV. Machen did ask. accept and .
receive of moneys pain by said Olller B,
Groff. pursuant to euch collusive undor
standlng, the sum of iii,0?o.~i.?' ' Than
follow a number of other counts alleging
?,???? recelpw by Aiuoli?.? of the following

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