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THE TIMES. FOUNDED 1SS6.
THE DISPATCH. FOUNDED 1R5D.
WHOLE NUMBER, 16.30J.
RICHMOND, VA?, SATURDAY'. JULY 2.5, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, jrj. fj.i jv\y ;.|._rcrc
Cast tor Saturday end Sunday:
North Carolina?Fair Saturday and prob?
ably Sunday, light to fresh northeast
Virginia- Fair Saturday and Sunday,
light variable winds, becoming oast.
The. rango of temperature yesterday
fan pretty nearly the fame ne that on
Thursday, The range of u,r< thermome?
ter wan actually two decrees lower, but
tbo heat was almost, if not quite, as op?
pressive. There were refreshing breczea
at night. Fcir weither is predicted fur
to-day and Sunday.
STATIC OF THE THERMOMETER
9 A, M. 74
12 M. 73
3 P.'M . SS
6 I'.,M.,. ?4
? P. M . 82
12 midnight . 79
J-tTimst temperature yesterday . S7
Lowes I temperature yesterday . w ?
Mean temperature yesterday . ',1
Normal temperatura for July . *o
Departure from normal temperature .. .0,'.
Pr?cipitation duritig past 21 hours.00
Jnlv 25, 150J.
g'ln rises.5:0!) ! HiOTI TIDE
pun BOW.7:23 I Morning.4:59
Moon sets...7.8:11 | Evening.5:27
\f*T?tt and representative meeting, at
which the cause of the striking street
tar me,, |K Well presented In a number
of speeches-Few more strikers return
to work, and the night one of the most.
onfet nlnco tin? trouble began-Negro
arrested at Mineral on suspicion of having
attempted to assault one ladv and robbed
iwo others in Chesterfield brought to
Manchester lost night-Several police?
men, against whom complaints had been
made, exonerated bv the Police Board
Heath?, of Mrs. Fann'e it. Crane and Mrr?.
Kittle Williamson Goodwin-Richmond
lire Insurance Co. chartered, with two
hundred thousand capital?Mineral lands
lo Russell county sold for two and a
half million dollars-Mrs. Allen sues for
damages because her wedding had to be
delayed?Serious charge made against
Rryan McCullcn by insurance company
Mrs. Wilkinson still unconscious, but her
recovery is hoped for-Clue which m?y
Pad to the arrest of the assailants of Mr.
Rhelton and MI?k Mullan-Virginia lands
being sought by men from the West and
North-Association being formed to build
o monument to Peter Montague-MAN
CHL./l'F.R-The grand Jury unable to llx
the blame for the recent disorders
Many witnesses, examined as to the shoot?
ing of lattlmr Taylor, but the Inquiry
Hot concluded-School Hoard elects teach?
ers and accepts resignation of Mr. Nun
nally-Harry E. Kippert, a gypsy, ar?
rested for breaking Into the residence of
Mr. Pool, In Marx addition-Chicken and
<iog thieves giving trouble-Death of a
bright little girl-Conductor struck'twice
Eabe left In Hotel Carroll In Lynchburg
bn last Monday proves to be child of Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. WOOdson. of Roanoke, und
it is claimed by its grandmother and
taken to her home in Bedford county?
3). St. George Tucker Is to make ad?
dress before Potomac Baptist Associa?
tion, which meets at Leesburg in Au?
gust-Young woman In Hanover county
drowns herself In a pond-District Con?
ference of tho Warrenton Methodist
Church ends an Interesting session
Cig?r stump s?irta destructive fire at
Whelton's Wharf-Mr. Wayne Glascock
I'-illed and horribly mangled by a South?
ern train-Senator J. Rice Smith, pi
Georgia, and Mrs. Anna Heards mar?
ried at The Oaks, in Frederick county
???There are no moro vacancies for
strikers In Petersburg, though several
have filed applications for the first va?
cancies that occur-Richmond Woodmen
Of the World visit the Cockade Cltj
Virginia Pilots' Association takes t.teps
to enforce the collection of pilotage fees
linder the recent deelslon of tho Court
O? Appeals, and the masters contemplate
appealing to the Supreme Court of tho
Pnited States-Negroes arrested ut ('hase
City for assault are taken to Boydlon
Jail under a heavy guard, and a lynch?
ing averted-Dentists of Virginia ?con?
clude an Interesting session at the Vir?
ginia Hot Springs-Mann law discovered
tu havo lierions defects, according to de?
cision of Norfolk .lodge-Dr. James P.
O'Koofo dies suddenly at Maple Shade
Inn, at Pulaskl. while on his way home.
J. E. Noble has his skull crushed by
falling lumber-Insane man escapes from
ntylum nt Raleigh, and Is at large
Hospital at Fayettevllle will bo en?
larged-Watermelon crop In Cumberland
county will not be a good one, owing to
unfavorable weather-Bonds Issued tor
improvement of schools In Hope Mills, a
thriving manufacturing town-W.' V.
Richards tolls of the thousands of farm?
ers Who are Immigrating to tho South
ft inn the North and Northwest-Fann?
ers' Convention effets permanent organi?
sation by election of R. W. Scott, of Ala
mnnco county, president, and determines
t i meet each year with thesummer school
nt Ilalelgh ?Brakeman Sonets, who was
hurt in the collision of southern freight
trains, died of his Injuries.
Black Friday on Wall Street, and two
firma are forced to the wall; James R.
JCcono is thought to be a heavy sufferer
ft'im the failure; market rallied ?ear tho
cluse, and some net gains were made by
Btockfi, but grokers went home with an
unquiet feeling over the outlook, and'it
Is thought thai other commission houses
luivo boon squeezed almost to tho point
of bursting; day was ono of groat depres?
sion and oxcltement and apprehension?
Hun'ii Weekly Review reports that the
trade of the country is better, than twutl
nt this timo of the yen'', and that col
)> riions are muro prompt than iimuil?~
Jlfio of Fort Fisher dies in New Aurk
State-Ilylimd wns tbo only successful
favorito In Brighton Beuch races-Six
? eon-year-old bov in Tsnnessoe slays step?
father with nn nxo-Grand Opera wins
rqr.e on llawlliorno track-Japan lias de?
eded to adopt, the policy of waiting and
v:,telling the action of Russia-?Wart)]??
figures ?nntiilneil In the report of tho
auditor of tin, Treasury Department: t
costs United States nearly a thousand dol?
lars to collect mo revenue of forty cents
at the port of Cherrystone, \ a.; cus?
toms receipts of Richmond exceed llioso
n' Norfolk ?mi Pot ismf'Kh ?o.iibhied, but
?alary of 'be collector is smaller than that
jiHld 'the collector at Norfolk?Scenes pi
Thursday In the basilica of S:. Peters,
whom tho Popo lies in State, were re
enacted on yesterday; Cardinal Outtl s
chances for 'the election to ?lie papacy
f-eern 10 Improve, although the opinion
Still prevails that some one not yet men?
tioned may bo choleo of the roiu'\*vo of
cardinals-Negroes assembled in [peeling
condemn the northern pi>ss for It? posi?
tion of tho race question and thank tho
southern nr.VHUltpeiyi for their position
President ROilfeUVPlI .Mavis ar 1 o'clock in
tbe morning, and rxo from the home
of his uncle to Sagamore Hill-Miller will
return to work in tho government Print?
ing ofllcft this morning, and (ho book
lindera declaro that they Mill walk oil'
STILL HAVING GOOD TIME
AFTER GRAND SESSION
(By Associated PrstaA
BALTIMORE, MD., July 24.?Although
tho national convention of Elks formally
closed last night with the final adjourn?
ment of the Grand Lodge, tho programme'
of entertainment will continue until to?
morrow night. To-day large, numbors of
Elks went on exclusions to Gettysburg
battlefield and Pen Mar. To-night Harry
!?;. Felcht, of Indianapolis, delivered be
.fore-an audience of Elks an Illustrated
lecture dn "Oberammegau."
To-morrow'? diversions will convist of
?acursions to Washington. Annapolis,
0ta?n .City, anil Old ?oint .Comfort,
Waif Left in Lynchburg
Hotel is Identified.
TAKES LITTLE ONE
Does Not Explain Why Parents
WANTED THE BABE
Child's Parents Arc Mr. and Mrs. C, A.
Woodson. of Roanoke, and for a
Timo They Denied that the
Infant Was Theirs, but
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
LYNCHB?RO, VA., July 24.?The pret?
ty babo which was deserted by it? pa?
rent? In a room in the Carroll Hotel
Monday last has been Identified as the
child of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Woodson.
of Roanoke, Va. Its grandmother
reached Lynchburg to-day from her home
In Bedford county, and after convincing
the authorities that she was entitled to
the Infant took possession of It and took
it home. She did no; offer any explana?
tion of tho desertion of tho babe by Its
Early Sunday morning a young man
and young woman arrived at Hotel Car?
roll and registered as R. D. Williams
and wife, from Radford, Vs.. The woman
ha/i an Infant In her arms. They were
assigned to a room, nnd before retiring
they paid for tho lodging:. At about 7
o'clock the next morning 'tho couple ap?
peared In the lobby of the hotel and In?
formed' the clerk that they were going
oui for a short while, but would return
at about 8 o'clock. This was the last
that was seen of 'them.
Eater In the day a chambermaid heard
the crying of an infant, nnd on making
an Investigation she found the little
child that had been brought there by Mr.
and Mrs. Williams. As it was soon evi?
dent to tlie proprietor of the Carroll that
the baby had been deserted, he had It
turned over to tho authorities, nnd later
on It W.I? removed to 'the City Almshouse,
where it received every care and atten?
tion. The parentage of the infant wan
wrapped In mystery; for no one seemed
to know anything about the origin or
whereabouts of Mr. and Mr.?. Williams.
Many persons In Lynchburg expressed
a delro to adopt tho little waif, and the
president of the Board of Overseers of the
Poor, Mr. Charles H. Lumsden, had a
number of applications to consider. He
would probably havo reached Bomtj de?
cision In regard to the matter In a very
few days, but the selecting of parents
for tho lost child was a difficult problem.
To-day all trouble in regard to tho dispo?
sition of the Infant was removed.
The train that reached Lynchburg early
this morning from Roanoke brought hero
Mrs. Emma O. AValker, of Montvale, Bed?
ford county. Soon after she reached the
city she applied to Mr. Lusden for the
Infant that had been loft at Hotel Car?
roll, stating that It was her grandchild,
the child of her daughter, Mrs. Eftle
Woodson, wife of Mr. C. A. Woodson, of
Roanoke. Out of a spirit of abundant
caution, Mrs. Walker was required to
describo the Infant, and thts she did with?
out hesitation, giving a detailed and ac?
curate description of Its appearance. Its
clothes, and the valise which tho parents
had left with It.
It took Mrs. Walker a rvery few min?
utes to convince the authorities that she
was telling the truth, and nothing but
the truth, when she snld, "I nm Its grand?
They had been most favoraby Impressed
with her motherly and kindly appearance,
and when she proved to them that she
ARREST OF NEGROES
MAY FOLLOW SOON
Mr. Mulford Gives Mr. Shelton
Valuable Information About
Miss Mullan's Assailants.
Mr. Frank W. Mulford, claim agent for
the Passenser und Power Company,
stated yesterday that ho had Imparted
to Hon. James L. Shelton. who, with
Miss Pal tie Mullan, war; set upon by
three negroes about a week ago, very Im?
portant Information, which lie thought
would lead to the arrent of the criminals,
lie declined to ftate what the nature of
the information was.
Mr. Shelton has left the city. Mr. Mul?
ford said ho had not been in communica?
tion with the police. The detectives ure
apt to, have gotten ? hold of the facts
known by Mr. Mulford if Mr. Shelton .had
the opportunity before leaving tu see
them. No one could be found last night
who would admit that he had ans' addi?
tional information that could be regarded
ae especially important. Mr. Mulford
atftted, however, that he knows four men
who saw three negro men' very near the
scene of the attack and could identify
them. This is not understood to bo thel
Information to which Mr. Mulford at first!
referred and would not divulge, j
The police stated last night, that they
^uew nothing new in the ca&e?
was the* grandmother, th?y were only too
glad to turn the Infant over to her. Mr?.
Walker's Joy and happiness at securing
possession of the child wero apparent.
WENT TO ROANOKE.
From Mrs. Waller's statements, the au?
thorities learned that she had first sus?
pected the Identity of ths child from
what she had read In the newspapers nf
last Tuesday morning. Prompted by her
suspicions, ehe said, she went to Roanoke
and on finding that the child was miss?
ing, she felt confirmed In her suspicions.
At first, she stated, the parr-nts of the
baby denied that tho child found In
Lynchburg was theirs, and explaJn?d
that their child had been taken by them
?to Richmond, and thern turned over to
a. friend to be taken care of for a. phort
while. From her account, however. Mrs.
Walker was not to be satisfied with
such an explanation nnd she said that
the parents finally admitted that the
Lvnchbiirg baby was their child.
The Infant. It Is snld, wan horn on
Tuesday, sovr-n weeks ago from last Tues?
day. She gave no statement to explain
why tho child had been deserted.
Negroes Suspected of Assault
Taken to Boydton Jail.
ONE MAKES CONFESSION
Citizens of Chase City Met at Dead of
Night, but Were Persuaded Not to
Act Hastily?Speedy Trial
Will Be Had.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CHASE CITY, VA., July 24.?About 1
o'clock last night many citizens were
aroused and Informed that one of the
prisoners had confessed and a meeting
would be held at once near tho Banner
Warehouse. When I reached the place
at I o'clock there was a crowd of white
men, with arms of different kinds. Some
said the law's? delay, the possibility of
escapo and tho chances of acquittal on
legal technicalities demanded Immediate
and nummary action. But wise counsel
prevailed, and a lynching was prevented.
Anderson Finch, ono of the prisoners,
stated that he "went to the house of
Mr. C. E. Geoghegon with Dock Bacon,
another negro, on the night of the assault;
that Bacon went In the porch, while ho
Blood to watch, seized Mrs. Geog'.tegctn,
who was sitting there alono, threw rr.eal
In her face from a small bag he had with
him. A strugle ensued, and during the
scuffle with her a child commenced to
cry in the house, and fearing from the
noise and commotion the neighbors would
bo aroused, Bacon desisted^ and then
kicked her, saying: 'Go to your d?d
baby!' Both thon disappeared In the
darkness." This Bacon stoutly denies.
Mrs. Geoghegan remembers1 the remark
made by the negro, but as she was blinded
by tho meal in her eyes, could not see her
asaltan t. There was a light in the house,
which Is situated on a public street, with
a residence. In front nnd one each to the
north and south, not over 100 feot distant.
Mrs. Geoghegan was greatly shocked, but
not seriously injured.
Finch is a young, black negro, with a
bad character and notorious for various
After a night of excitement a prelimi?
nary trial of Finch and Bacon was held
early this morning, with the result that
both were sent to tho county Jail, accom?
panied by a strong guard.
They nrrlved safely, and the attorney
for the Commonwealth promises me that
they would be tried by tho County Court
next Monday or Tuesday,
Thero Is no evidence against Stokes
and Dunlop. tho other two negroes, ar?
rested on suspicion, and they will be re?
UNDER HEAVY GUARD,
Negroes Brought to Boydton by Men
Armed With Winchesters.
(Special tfl The Times-Dispatch.)
BOYDTON, VA., July 24.?The. two ne?
gro men, Anderson Finch and Dock Ba?
con, who wore arrested yesterday at
Chaso City, charged with an attempt to
rrlmlnally assault Mrs1. C. E. Geoghegan
on Wednesday night, were brought hero
this morning and lodged In Jail, There
were twelve men, armed with Winchester
rifles, guarding the prisoners.
The guards tell of a very thrilling ex?
perience lost night, when a lynching
party of some seventy-five or a hundred
men broke open tho Chase City prison
and took the men out. Tho lynching party
were, however, persuaded to desist, nnd
they allowed tho officers to take charge
of their men again. There was lntensn
excitement In town when tho prisoners
reached here this morning, but no vio?
lence was offered, and It la believed that
there Is no probability of any further
trouble, at least, for the present, hut all
precautions will he taken by the county
"Anderson Finch Is attempting to fasten
the guilt upon Dock Bacon. Since they
were brought hero this morning Finch
told an officer that he was In an adjoining
lot to Mr. Geoghegan's, having gone there
with Paeon, and that Bacon was the
man who went In and made tho attack
upon the lady; that ho had nothing fur?
ther than that to do with It.
Bacon says? that ho knows nothing what?
ever about' tho matter. It Is thought that
Finch Is trying to clear his skirts.
Commonwealth's Attorney Good?, who
has been very active In trying to hunt
down the guilty parties, says that a spe?
cial grand Jury will bo summoned for
to-morrow, and the case will be tried at
once If the grand jury brings In a true
bill against tho prisoners. I was told
by one of the guards1 that there would
bo other evidence produced at the trial
that has not been as yet given to the
public, that will tend to fasten the guilt
upon tho proper man.
There has nevfr been but one lynching
In Mecklenburg, and that was of the mur?
derers of the late Dr. Rlgglns, In the
eastern section of the county, some fifteen
years .ago. The murder was a most bru?
ta' affair. There have been six men legally
hung in the. county since the Civil War. '
NATIVE OF VIRGINIA
HANGED FOR MURDER
(Hv Associated Press.l
WASHINGTON. D. ?., July 24._BenJa
mln G. Hill, white, who killed his wife
last November at their home In this city,
was hanged at the United ?States Jail
here to-day. Hill was a native of vii
Ifiluia and. a Grane Array, veteran.
Fine Meeting at Acade?
my in Their Interest.
SPEECHES MADE BY
Orr, Wallace. Spotswood,
Folkes and Dodge.
HEAR FROM PEOPLE,
DECLARES MR. FOLKES
Ke Intimates that Somebody Will Be
Held Responsible for Spending
Money on th? Military?Three
More Strikers Return to
Work?But Little Dis?
order Last Night.
After Thursday night's outbreak of '
lawlessness at various points along the
Btreet railway Unes, last night was ex?
ceedingly quiet by comparison. Indeed,
ahout tho only disorders' or manifesta?
tions of hostility toward the street car
company and Its now employes reported
last night were the throwing of stones
on the Seven Pines branch and the
placing of obstructions on the line and
some sporadic stone throwing In Man?
chester and a few other points. No
damage whatever was reported, save
tho striking of a conductor in Manches?
ter with a stone.
The company received applications
from three of its former employes yes?
terday for employment and accepted
them, and another applied and will be
enrolled to-day. Fiv*> or six others, all
experienced men, -were employed yes?
terday. Thus the number of vacancies
in tho corps of car operatives is gradu?
ally decreasing every day.
Investigation w.','. made of the ex?
plosions Thursday night, which badiy
damaged two ears, with tho result that
the officials of the company aro con?
vinced that the explosivo used was not
dynamite. It is generally believed to
have been giant powder or a number of
torpedoes bunched on the track. Tho
secret service officers nre at work quiet?
ly endeavoring to establish the Identity
of those responsible for the menace to
tho lives of the public and tho property
of the company. Just what clues they
have they will not disclose. Precautions
were taken last night to discover any
one engaged in a repetition of the dis?
orders. It was stated at the offices of
the company yesterday that not a man
had flickered as a result of these ex?
plosions. Tho men now on duty aro
generally fearless. One motorman at
whom a stono was thrown Thursday
night leaped from tho cur and ran into
the darkness, trying to detect the mis?
creant, and throwing the stono back In
the direction whence It came.
Fine Sympathy Meeting.
The feature of tho day yesterday,
from the. standpoint, of tho strikers, waa
the great sympathy meeting held nt tho
Academy of Music last night under tho
auspices of the organized labor bodies
of tho city. Tho largo auditorium was
well filled with an audience in which
there was a liberal sprinkling of women,
and the balconies were likewise well
filled, There were apparently no vacant
seats In tho main auditorium and many
were standing In the rear of the hall.
(Continued on Third Page.)
A BIG FORTUNE
He Sells Land In Russell for
Two and a Half Million
Mr. B. J. Wysor, of Russell county,
second clerk to the Corporation Commis?
sion, has Just, sold i>0.000 acres of coal
lands in RiiskiU to Messrs. Hall and Alex?
ander, of Indiana, for *50 per acre. TI*
deed was fixed up yesterday, nnd tho
transaction will be closed at once.
Much of tho land Is said to bo very
valuable and would bring much more than
$50 If sold separately. It Is understood
that the purchasers will begin work short?
ly to develop tho coal fields thereon.
LACK OF RAW COTTON
LEADS TO SHORT TIME
(Bv Associated Press.)
I ONDON Jtilv '.M. ?Replying to a ques?
tion''in the House of Commons to-day,
Genii ?alfour. president of the Board
o??Trade 'salfl ."' "ltUm factories in
Lancashire wer? ??orltJnS' "'i?Hho?l ?.I',""
and S6Q.0QQ operative* were, aifeqted. This
v-a? <ine to the deficiency in raw .cotton.
Tho Question o cotton-growing in the
?r?tii?,En nire n 0?-cle?' to ??"a?? a sup?
ply UJ?uW% to- ? ?ft .m???? Stall,!
or America was receiving careful con?
sideration, and the ii\';i1.',l',!lf?,'J1'n'r'p, -Vf?
prepared to give any practicable help to
those Interested I? <*? 'natter,
BOY SLAYS STEP
' FATHER WITH AN AXE
(Special to Tlio Tiiue?-Di?|.tteh.)
BRISTOU TENN . ?'uly 2?.-A special
from Johnson City announces that Joe
Pic-kins, a sIxIoimi?>>;?>'-old boy residing
near there, slow M? stepfather. J. M.
Keaton, a farmer, with en axe. Reato?.
It is claimed, had abused the boy minier
el?ullv. and threatened hi* invalid mother.
The boy concealed himself at the door of
their home and deal? Keaton the blow
vwlicn it was uiWXP.es16-*.
A Veritable Black Friday
on Wall Street.
Board-Room Scene of Wild
STOCKS WERE SOLD AT
Market Rallied Very Decidedly at the
Close, but Great Many Persona
Went Home In Far from
Cheerful Frame of
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, July 24.?The announce?
ment on the Stock Exchange laite to-day
of tho suspension of tho firms of Tal
tot J. Taylor & Company and of W. I*
Stowe & Company was the sequel to a
period of excited selling of stocks at
prices which had not been equalled be?
fore or since the present movement to
liquidate set In.
There is nothing in either failure that
can be traced to business or Industrial
conditions outsde the Exchange, the case
lying closo to a diagnosis of speculative
oollapse. Both firms have been largely
concerned in speculative market pools,
formed for the purpose of tailing on a
lino of stocks, sustaining their price by
.supporting orders, real or manipulative,
and seeking to realize profits by selling
out to outsiders at the high prices. Such
operations have suffered from increasing
difficulties with the growth in tho strin?
gency of money, tho nollcltude of bank?
ers' overloan employed in such projects
and the jaded 'appetite of the public for
The operations of tho firm of W. Ia
Stowe & Company wore on a largo scale
In Mexican Central, and tho difficulties
which have accumulated upon them aro
understood' by the prlco of 11, touched
by Mexican Central under the forced
soiling to-day, and tho high level at
31 1-S last year.
The failure of Talbot J. Taylor & Com?
pany will inevitably bo connected with
the great market operations of James R.
Keono, by reason of hla family connec?
tion with and frequent employment of
the firm. M)r. Keene's operations In
stocks aro too numerous to detail, and
much mystery usually attaches to thorn
necessarily from .their nature. But the
market management of tho United States
Steol stocks on both of tho syndicate
and the conduct of Southern Paolric are
the operations with which they are moat
Tho accumulation, according to the
common belief, of 300,000 shares of
Southern Pacific and tho llftlnsr of Its
price above eighty, woro based upon
tho assumption that Southern Pacific
bond? wero to be Issued for that road's
work of Improvement and tho not earn?
ings applied to dividends. Talbot J".
Taylor &? Company, as representatives
jof the pool, felt themselves powerful
enough to challenge the Union Pacific
pnrty's refusal to adopt 'their policy and
to carry tho quarrel to tho courts. The
animosities and resentments engendered
by that quarrel nro supposed to have
added to the weight of tho firm's diffi?
culties! and to have aided in bringing
It was a veritable "Black Friday,'.' and.
although the market rallied very decided?
ly at the close and the generar situation
In the minds of some was much Improved,
a great many persons having; Interests in
the "street" went homo In anything but
a cheerful frame of mind,
It was freely predietod that trouble
even mote serious was Impending. Prom
trustworthy sources It was learned that
three or moro commission1 houses luid
been "uqueezed" almost to the bursting
Contracts made to-day hold over till
Monday, which may enable embarrassed
Individuals to get their "second wind."
The Stock Exchange was crowded, as
It had been all day, with brokers, many
of whom in recent, months had been
moro conspicuous by thol? absence from
the board, but who wero regular in their
attendance this week because of tho gath?
ering financial storm.
Tbo board room was the scene of wild
excitement all day. A "tip" that some?
thing would "drop" before tho close of
tho market had gone all around. The
hush that fell as the ?off loin I announco
monts were made was broken only by tbo
ill-suppressed buzz of brokers who gath?
ered In groups and listened intently to
the words of tho elmlrninn. petcliod
In his little white marble balcony.
Then followed a wild scramble all over
the room. A thousand telephone bells
rang, and almost ns many uniformed
messenger boys seemed to leap out on the
floor, and scurry In all directions. The
excitement subsided oniy with the clung
of the huge EO|lg, which marked the clos?
ing of tho niuitfl. While niuiiy a sigh
of relief vtnt up, there was also dread
of the tuorr jvv,
MAT1|:p OF CONJECTURE!,
The effect of the Taylor failure upon
James R- Keene's personal fortune 1h
largely B matter of conjecture. Accord?
lug to some reports the veteran opera?
tor Is heavily Involve.1, and according to
others, scarcely nt all.
Almost 70,000 shares of Mexican Central.
were dealt in to-day. the stock selling
down violently from 19 to ll, and closing
at 1- 1-t, a '"""t l?8a ?' slx and a lla"
points. The tll'St income bonds declined
more than five points. During lust
year's bull movement Mexican Central
sto-1'. sold as high as III 1-S.
The appended ^t itoment was issued at
tin- office of Taylor and Company this
"Talbot J- Taylor anil Company have
this day executed a general assignment
for the benefit of creditors to Philip .1.
Brllt and he has accepted the usslgnffleTit
unit has taken charge of the property
und assets of the firm
"The assignment of the firm I- <ii>e to
'their inabtlliv to liquidate tbo stocks
which the bank: held for their i;3(kviih.
All banks I ...m loans with them urn
well protected, ' "t the Inability to
?liuuldaio the stock.-? eq held na? causod.
tho suspension, which, It is hoped, "*"1ll
h? temporary If the banks take the rea?
sonable view that by waiting gradual
liquidation can be effected without dis?
turbance to the stock market. The larg?
est unsecured member of tho firm In Mr.
Jomes R. Keene."
Bffnrts to n.si-ertntn thp amount of ths
firm's Indebtedness to Mr. Koene was
Tho nnslgne? iq n prominent Tammany
politician, nnd In w?jl Itnnwn as a per?
sonal frlende of Mr. Koene.
To-day's failures in tho exchange wer?
the first since May r.th of last year. That
day three firms, all of th?rn Involved in
the Webb-Meyer syndicate, went under. |
Two resumed business.
No statement of Taylor and Company's
assets and liabilities hna been made, but
from the president of a leading national
bank It is learned that tho liabilities may
be well on to $6,050,000.
Estimates? of fitowe nnd Company's
liabilities rango from $1,260.000 to $1,600.
Francis L. Hlne. vice-president of the
First. National Bank, said:
"The failures were speculative episodes,
nnd In no wise aff'ct (lie business situa?
tion, which I believe to bo thoroughly
Japan to Pursue Policy of
RUSSIA NOT SEEKING WAR
Assurances Given that She Will Inter?
pose No Objection to China Carry?
ing Out Her Pledge to Open
(By AsBoolated Press.)
?DONDON, July 24^?Japan has decided
to observe the policy of waiting and
watching Russia advocated by Great
Britain. In the meantlmo sho will urge
China to carry out the assurances given
to the United States respecting Man?
churia, and will endeavor to obtain the
opening of additional ports.
At ?ho Japaneso legation to-day the
following statement was made by an
official to the Associated Press:
"I can assure you that the talk of
war between Russia and Japan Is an in?
vention. Japan has not tho least Inton
lton of taking that course. Sho proposes
to wait and maintain her attitude o?
watchfulness. Japan and America aro
acting on tho same linos, and It would
be difficult for any othor power to with?
stand tho pres?uro they and Groat Brit?
ain could apply."
WILL. WAIT TILL- OCTOBER.
It Is said that Japan li?teuds to dto
nothing till October, when the final evac?
uation of Manchuria must occur. The
failure of Russia to withdraw from Man?
churia would be followed by a serious
move on the part of Japan.
Tho Russian embassy hero regreta tho
confusion which has arisen In conse?
quence of tho publication of the report
that Prince Chlng, head of tho ChlnoHO
Foreign Offica, had written to Minister
Congor, refusing to open ports In Man?
churia. The Russian oiliclals believe
with Washington, that the note was sent
beforo China gave her assurances, and
they asserted positively that Russia In?
tends to carry out to tho letter 'the as?
surances she ha3 given nnd that she
will not Interpose obstacles tn the way
of China observing hor pledge to Secre?
NO DIKEUHOOD OF WAR.
A dispatch to Reuters Telegraph Com?
pany from St. Petersburg, dated' July 20,
"Tho attitude of Japan and the warlike
tone of the mnjorlty of tho Japanese
press have attracted much attention In
official circles hero. It Is declared by
the best Informed people thiut tliore Is no
likelihood of war, certainly not upon
Russia's Initiative. It Is stated that Rus?
sia has overy motivo for desiring pence,
chiefly for financial reasons, which are
wound up, a desire for extensive domes?
tic reforms, which the government con?
siders to be 'the most eilloacloim manner
of disarming internal discontent and nip?
ping the revolutionary propaganda In the
"It Is believed to bo Impossible from
the Russian viewpoint for Japan to em?
bark In a contest with Russia single
handed, and It Is now thought sho will
securn 'tho material support of Groat
Britain or tho United States. Neverthe?
less, Russia is taking every precaution
to strengthen her military and naval po?
sition in 'the Orient, believing tills to bo
this surest means of-discouraging Ja pan?
"M. Dessar's Port Arthur conference
Is said to hnvo dealt chiefly with these
measures, though they are declared to
be entirely precautionary, war being the
furthest thing from the wishes of tho
HER MIND A
Mrs. Wilkinson. Hurt in Run?
away. Still in Deep Un?
] Mrs. Annie Wilkinson, tho Church Hill
lady who was so badly hurt In the runa?
way on Broad Street Thursday afternoon,
Is still unconscious.
Dr, Vlrglnius Harrison, her phyMelan,
said last night that. It might he several
weeks before sho became consolons again,
It was simply impossible to tell how long
It. would be. "It is easy to see," bald he,
"that she lias recovered tomewhat from
the shook, but In other respeot? sho Is
about the rallie."
Dr. Harrison gives her nourishment
every day, and she could live many weeks
as she Is now. It sometimes happens
that persons win. have received severe
blows on the head live for months and
months before tliey become themselves
again. Tho neighbors and friends are
freely sympathetic towards Mr. Nublo D.
Wilkinson, the stricken Iwsbaria, und nea
relatlves of the Injured lady. Many called
yesterday t? inquire. The parents of
Master Joe Otey, who ?.i.- in tin. buggy
and came off so much better than Mrs.
wiikinMiu. are delighted at tiutr .imi"
boy's escape, and ho Is the hero among
Ms jouihful friends.
Costs Uncle Sam S 1.000
to Collect 40 Cents.
A COSTLY LUXURY
There Are Many Others Al
? most Equally as Bad.
RECEIPTS ARE LARGE
Aggregate 'Considerably More than
Those of Norfolk and Portsmouth
Combined ? Nowr-^rt News
Leads All Virginia Cities,
but Salaries Seem Out
of All Proportion.
The Times-Dispatch Bureau,
No. 1417 G Street, N. W.,
Washington. D. C. July 24th, 1003.
The annpal report of the Auditor for
the Treasury Department. Just issued,
contains somo remarkable facia relative
to the compensation of oustoma officials.
I doubt It anything like it can bo found
In the government of any country of
Europe, except, possibly, Russia ,or Tur?
The report shows, among other things,
that- the average of customs receipts
at 'the port of Cherystone, Virginia, for
the past flvo yea.rs has been forty cents
a year; the salary of the collector oC the
port is $500 por annum; the average ad?
ditional salary in the form of fees fur
Htrvlces to American vessels for the past
flvo years has been $435.04, making tho
total averago compensation of the col?
lector $935.(14. The total cost of collect?
ing the forty cents of revenue every year
la given as $071.14.
Tho average yearly receipts at tho port
of Tappahimnock for tho past five year?
Is given as $10.42; the collector's salary
Is $-'."0, with additional fees of $2113.40,
making a total compensation of $513.46.
The expensen of collection are given as
? Tho report gives numerous instances
Just as striking: as tho two cltod from
Virginia. At the port of Albemarle, N.
C, for instance, tho customs receipts
amount to $1.S0 yearly; the collector's
salary is $1,000. with fees amounting to
$1XIS, and the total cost of collection of
that $1.80 Is $1,691.93.
The receipts at Beaufort, N. C. were
$4ti.K0; the collector's salary Is $1,000, and
I an additional compensation from fees
of $4U0..'?2; and to collect the $40.30 every
year the government had to pay $1,665.61.
The showing made by Newport News
is marvolous. Tho averago of customs
receipts at tho port for 'the past five
years Is given as $710,097.20, while those
of Norfolk and Portsmouth combined
wero only $31,404.00. nnd the average re?
ceipts at the port of Richmond for the
past five yoars were $47,050.55. Yet, the
collector of the port of Norfolk received
an average compensation of $3,008.48,
while tho collector at Newport News re?
ceived an avaras? salary of but $3,291.60,
and the average salary of the Richmond
collector was only $1,30S.78. ?
It is doubtful If one person In a thou?
sand, or even Jn ten thousand, know?
that the customs receipts of Richmond
aro largor than 'those of Norfolk and
Portsmouth esmhltied, and that the re?
ceipts nt tho port of Newport News
have for the past five years been 22V4
times as great as those of Norfolk and
Portsmouth, Yet 'the collector of the
port of Cherrystone receives about one
third as much salary as the collector of
tho port of Newport News.
TRADI3 WITH CHINA.
It requires but very slight study of
statistics showing the growth of our trade
with China 111 the last few years to un?
derstand why America Is so deeply Inter?
ested In keeping- Manchuria open to our
?merchants. Anil tint growth of our trad?
may explain the unwillingness of RuspI?
to continue to allow the free competition
of American goods In the pron'lnce.
Figures obtained at the Department of
Commerc? to-day show that tho exports
to China from tho United States the last
llscal year were about $13,050,000 ns
against less than.$4,000,000 In 1893. The ex?
ports In 1902 wero even heavier than last
year, and far abofe those of 1901 in value,
as the Boxer uprising was causing much
trouble In China in the latter year, and
the business Of that country was at a
The figure af nineteen millions does not
by any means show the total of our ox
ports to China, as a very large proportion
of tho exporta to Hongkong go to China
also. The total of American exports to
Hongkong In the flsoaj year Just ended
amounted, to $8,000.000, making the total
of our exports to china In the last fiscal
?year amount to $27,000,000 as against a,
total of $8,000,000 In t$93.
Figures compiled by the Bureau of
Statistics of the Department of Commerce
and Labor show that Jn the past decade
our trade with Asiatic countries has
Increased at a tremendous rate, faster. In
l',ict. than with any others, save those of
Africa. Tho growth of our trade with
China, has been a very Important factor
i:i the growth of our shipments to Asia.
However, w? are still Bending more
goods to Jnpiui than China. In the y?ar
ending June 31. ISflti. the total value of our
exports to Japan amounted to $31,000.000
as against only $3.0GO,0tW In 1S93.
A recent ? editorial In The Times-Dis?
patch commented upon the great Increase
In the volume of exports from this coun?
try, and cited the fact as one of the surest
promises of thu stability of our national
prosperity. More remarkable, or signifi?
cant figures could not be obtained that?
those quoted abro-?.
"The disposition to criticise Governor
Montague for hi? action in calling out
troop? to preservo order in Richmond
during the street car etrlk? is not at
all general," ?ah?' a Virginian at the
Rlggs, this morning, He would not al
Jow the Uifl of his uune. "I hav? be<a In