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RICHMOND, VA!, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 190.3.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUGARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON. D. O, July Sl.-Fore
cast for Saturday and Sunday:
Virginia?Fair Satunlay, precede?! by
showers In extreme southea.i. port on,
Sunday partly cloudy, followed by slvw
rrs. warmer In Interior? hg.it to fresh
winds, mostly northeast.
?North Carolina ? Fair In west, showois
In cast portion Saturday; Siiiidny show?
ers; variable winds becoming fust and
Delightful temperature prnuilcl latt
night, tlie mercury falling fri.ra S7 at ??',?
to 'IS at 9 P. M. Fair weather Is predict?
ed for to-day. To-morrow will bo partly
cloudy and there will bo showers.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
? ?. M. 73
12 M. 87
3 P. M. SI
G, P. M. 77
f! P. M. 6S
12 midnight. 69
Average .77 1-3
Highest temperature yesterday. *7
Lowest temperature yesterday . 71
Mean temperature yesterday. 7a
Normal temperatura for-month. &>
Departure from normal temperature.. 01
Precipitation during past 21 hours.+J
August 1, 1903.
Pun rises.Silfi I HIG'H TIDE.
Sunsets.7:17 | Morning.11:11
Moon eots..;.12;00 | Evening.11:47
Jury In the case" of Sheriff Solomon was
unable to agree, anil was adjourned over
until this morning-Motorman struck In
the side laut night nnd painfully hurt: no
further uso of dynamite; plain-clothes
men on the alert-City Committee de?
cides on a viva voce primary ln which
onlv thoso on the books under the now
registration can take part?Great ap?
pio crop reported?Scores of carts bring
vegetables in-Case of William Fox,
suspected of placing dynamite on tho
track, continued, and ho Is released under
small TKind-Street-car employes must
give up their badges and buttons or pay
for them-Big suit brought against the
State, the ant?c?dents of which go back
to the war of 1&12-Teachers elected for
tho Mechanics' Institute-Great meet?
ings in the tent at Twentieth and Mar?
shall Streets-A move after pok<?r clubs
-Soldiers will soon receive money for
Iho services rendered hf-ro during tho
strike-a Crater Bivouac Is organized
?-Interesting statement of collection of
revenue-Meteorological cond tlons dur?
ing July-Young, mangled In moch?n- !
eiy, dies later from his wounds-John
M. King, refused a new trial by the Su?
preme Court, will begin his twelve?
months' term In lall to-day-Charters
granted by Corporation Commission-? ;
Man arrested, charged with attacking a
motorman-Reward of a thousand dol- !
lars offered for arrest of parties guilty
of putting dynamite on the track last
night-Light Commltteo recommends a
gas colder ln the West End. MANCHES
TEH-All quiet In street-car circles last
night; some of the little boys who placed
rocks on the car track ordered to bo
?whipped; others ?U-od-Robert S. Rives
mav be ft candidate for State Senator
??City Central Committee meets Mon?
General Thurman issues a circular ln
answr to Interview published bv Judge
William F. Rhea anj bitterly attacks
the Judge: what tho latter has to sav
Mecklenburg man. In taking his gun
from rack to shoot a hare, accidentally
kills his young wife-Celebrated case
of King vs. Watkins, Involving title to
five hundred thousand acre?? of land. end3
In Federal Court at Lynchburg. with a
hung Jury-Virginia summer school at
Charlottesvllle ends Us fifteenth annual
session, which has been the most suc?
cessful ln Its history-Maccabees spend
the day visiting Hampton. Norfolk and
Newport News-Dickenson county is to
have a new jail with steel cells-Tobac?
co growers in session at Old Point listen
to Interesting annual address from Presi?
dent Carringlon-Walter Mceks, who
was killed In wreck on Southern Road,
had a presentiment that he was going to
bo killed, and had promised his wife that
he would leave tho railroading business
after that run-Negro Baptists close a
harmonious session at Mangohlck Church
.-Senator John W. Daniel addresses
Confederate veterans of Fluvnnna in an?
nual reunion at Palmyra-Angry mob
fired on passenger train at Clifton Forgo
In an attempt to secure negro?;? who aro
accused of shooting young whlto men
Lightning strikes and kills three horses
nnd so shocks their owner mat he rises
from whnt. was thought to bo his death?
bed and is en..re.y restored t?. health
Frank P. Cummins defied deer?- ol Fed?
era! Court a?-J was pl?c?d ?? Jad for
contempt-Boy in Ettricks la badly
burned by explosion of a lamp-A. J.
Barnes choice of conference In Williams
htirg for the House of Delegates-James
I, Norrls sent on to the Federal grand
Jury on charge of sending nn obsceno
letter through the mails-Percy Adams
Is acquitted in Portsmouth on pleu that
he was drunk when ho shi,l his friend
hocauso latter played billiards too slow?
?. Glenn Williams fined flvo hundred
end thirty dollars for co.whldlng Dlstrl?t
Attorney Holton-Threo men. believed
to be safe-crackers, convicted of break?
ing Into office of Forsyth roller mills?.
Southern is to more than double tho ca?
pacity of their machine shops at Spencer
??.Salisbury Boat Club gives an outing
In honor of Miss Haggard, of Texas
Bummer school elopes Its session, after
an excellent record had been established
for the first year?Governor Aycock
commissions officers in the State nilbtla
??Superintendent of Public instruction
Joyner has trouble in supplying tho de?
mand for competent negro teachers.
Federili grand Jury brings In seven In?
dictment.. Involving nino persons in con?
nection with tin; postal frauds: con?
spiracy and bribery are alleged; Machen
namod in four of tlio bills?Section of
brldgo over Willamette River collapses,
precipitating 100 persops into river forty
feet below, and three aro drown-?'., und
many Injured-Ni--.ro lynched nt Alto,
Texas, for insulting ladies?Crow of the
Vermont rescued after clinging to their
tapslzed vessel for three days in mldoceaii
?Stock market was seml-stiignant, the
demand being Imperceptible and under
ione heavy; money continued easy-Lou
.lllon. In spite of a head wind, lowered
her record and thnt she did not smash
world's record made by Cresceus, wus
due entirelv to the unfavorable condi?
tions; sho went tho mile in 2:02 8-i
Former treasurer of the Stonecutters'
Union, who is convicted of embezzlement,
declares that nil tho officers had a fin?
ger In tho "graft"?sixty-two cardinals
nnter the eonchwo and will this morning
begin balloting for a successor to Pope
Leo ???-?McChesnoy, tho great Western
thoroughbred, objeuts to negroes, and
will have to bo blindfolded when Jockey
Hicks mounts him-Bradstreet's review
reports weather, crop and trade condi?
tions favorable-Jockey Hicks, with five
mounts, piloted three winners at. the Ja?
maica races yesterday-Tree? falls on
Lincoln statue on anni versa ry of da ? he
Issued proclamation for protection of ne
KING AND QUEEN
SAIL FOK QUEENSTOWN
(Ily A-?o?-liiteii I'r.sa.)
GALWAY, IP?LAND, July SI.?Klug
Edward, Queen Alexandra and their
party left G-iwny by train this morni?.;
lor Kenmare, whore they arrived at 3
? M, and mot with an enthusiastic re?
Alleged Conspiracy to
Defraud and Bribery.
HEADS THE LIST
His Name Appears In Four of
the True Bills.
THE POSTAL FRAUDS
ARE BEING PROBED
Shoulder Straps Were Furnished to
Contractor at Expense of the Gov?
ernment, and He Was Paid
for Them at the Rate
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, July HI.?The Postof
flce Investigation developed another sen?
sation to-day, the Federal grand Jury re?
turning seven indictments. Involving: nino
people for alleged conspiracy and bribery
in connection with postal affairs.
AUGUST W. MACHEN, for many
years the head of tho free-delivery ser?
vice, was named Jointly with others in
four of the indictments. The other parues
WILLIAM GORDON CRAWFORD, who
was deputy auditor for the Postonico De?
partment from June 12, 1893, to September
15, UD7, and ls a member of one of tho
exclusive clubs of this city.
. LEOPOLD J. STERN, of No. 6 North
Gay Street, Baltimore. Md.
GEORGE J. LORENZ, of Toledo, for?
merly ? prominent government official,
and Martha J. Lorenz, his wife.
JOHN T. TUPPER, Mayor of Lock
WILLIAM C. LONG, an Ohio man, who
has spent much time in this city ln re?
cent years and an Intimato friends of
MAURICE , RUNKEL, of New York
city, and THOMAS W. M'GREGOR, a
protege of Machen, who was a messenger
at the beginning of Machen's adminis?
tration of tho free-delivery service and
in recent years has been In charge of the
supplies for the rural free delivery ser?
AoDear and Give Bail.
Crawford voluntarily appeared ln court j
soon after ihe Indictments were returned
and furnished $10,000 ball and McGregor j
likewise gave t??.WO bail. Long was ar?
reste 1 at his home, whero Deputy Mar
sha] Springman found him ln bed. Ho
was released on $10,(00 bond. His was the !
only local case In which a bench warrant
was Issued, owing to tho voluntary action
of the others Indicted. ,
Machen was not rearrested under tho
new Indictment as he gave bond In $20.000
under his Indictment several weeks ago
and the authorities felt this was suffi?
cient,to ensure his appearance, Warrants
have been Issued for tho out-of-toyn par?
ties Indicted and their arrest is expected
within tho next twenty-four hours. The
grand Jury has not completed the work
laid before It by the postal Investigators
and other Indictments may be expected
later on, possibly within a week or two.
It Is understood that two additional cases
against ono of thc parties indicted to-day
a former prominent bureau official, are
being Inquired Into by the grand Jury,
nnd that the acts of another former high
official of the Postoffice Department, al?
ready under Indictment by the Brooklyn
grand Jury, are being Investigated.
Machen With Others.
Four of the Indictments name Machen
Jointly with others. Machen, Cupper and
Long nre named Jointly In one Indictment
for violation of the conspiracy section of
the revised statutes. The Indictment sets
(Continued on Third Page.)
WITHIN AN HOUR
Ernest McDowell the Man.
Hon. D. C. OTlaliarty
Ernest McDowell, a bricklayer, was ar?
rested last night twice within an hour
for interfering with the street cars on
Tho case Is 'one Of more than usual
Interest. McDowell was first arrested
for calling the word "scab" after a car.
Ho was taken to tho Third Police Sta?
tion and balled for his good behavior and
appearance in tho Police Court this morn?
ing. This was about 10 o'clock last night.
Almost ns soon as ho could walk from
the station house back to Broad Street
ho waa again arrested, this time for
throwing a stone at a car. When the
motorman, who was T. J. Kuyk, saw the
stono thrown he.jumped from the car
and ran after the man who ho was con?
fident threw It. Mr. D. C. O'Flalierty.
a member of the law firm of O'FlalielTy
& Fulton, and a member of the late
Constitutional Convention, wus on the
car, and at once Joined In the pursuit.
McDowell was arrested by them and
turned over to Special Policeman J. B.
Turner. Ho was taken to the Third Sta?
tion, and this timo locked up, bail being
McDowell Is a married man and lives
on So\ith Laurel Street, it in eakl. it
was stated at Iho station houso soon
after his. crrea: that ho hkd been drinking
Gives Way. Precipitating
Many Into the Water.
A FALL OF FORTY FEET
Three Children Known to Have Been
Drowned, and Feared Many More
Were?Eager to See Armless
(By Associated Press.)
PORTLAND, ORB., July 31.?A section
of tho bridge, which spans tho Willamette
River at Morrison's collapsed this after?
noon, precipitating more than one hun?
dred people forty feet Into the water.
Three people are known to have been
drowned, and It ls feared that the list
of dead will bo much larger when all are
accounted for. Many fell on two small
boat houses moored to a pier of tho
brldgo Immediately under tho spot where
it gave way. Tlio known dead:
MINNIE RAYMOND, aged ten.
LOTTIE CAMERON, aged sixteen.
UNIDENTIFIED BOY, aged fifteen.
Thousands of people had gathered on
the Morrison and Madison Street bridges
along the docks to watch Clarence Lutz,
on armless man, swim the river, which
ls about three-eighths of a mllo wide. As
Lut? was climbing out of the water the
crowd rushed to the south edge of the
bridge In order to get a good view. A
section of tho passenger walk gave wny
under the heavy weight and the crowd?
ing, struggling mass of people were car?
ried down a dUtanco of forty feet.
Hundreds of people at tho club house
of the Portland Rowing Club, men in
boats an on shore Immediately started
the work of rescue. Dozens of boats at
tho scene soon picked those struggling In
the water, whllo the Injured, who wero
clinging to the boat bouses, were taken
Into the club house and medical aid sum?
moned. Every ambulance In the city,
several Are companies and a large force
of pollco arrived within a few minutes,
and the victims, with broken arms and
legs, were hurried to the hospitals.
News of the accident quickly spread,
and within a few minutes thousands of
people gathered at either end of tho
bridge anxlouely seeking Information
about relatives or friends. The bridge Im
an old wood structure, having been built
sixteen years ago. and has been sonsld
stxteen years, ago, and has been conslct
was not condemned.
PROFESSOR MILES OUT
OF PRESIDEDCY FIGHT
Professor George XV. Miles Is no longer
In the fight for tho presidency of the
University of Virginia. The well known
educator from Southwest Virginia was ln
the city yesterday, and In conversation
with a repreesntatlvo of Tho Tlmes-Dls?
patch said his name would not again go
before the board. Indeed, it was not con?
sidered at tho last session, Professor
Miles having Indicated to his friends that
ho preferred to withdraw.
Professor Miles has been one of the most
prominent candidates for president, and
had a very strong backing. A vigorous
f.ght was made on him by members of tho
fr.culty and others. He has prepared a
letter to the people of \Tlrginla, review?
ing the entire matter, and this will be
printed ln The Tlmes-Dlspatch of to?
morrow. It is an exceptionally ' Intere**
ing paper, and will bo widely read.
PAY AND EQUIPMENT
OF THE MILITIA
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINTON. July 31.?The Secretary
of War to-day decided that ofllcers and
soldiers of tlio mllltla while serving at
encampments are entitled to tho sanie pay
as tho officers and men of the regular
nrmy, and that thoy also aro entitled to
transportation to and- from such, en?
campments as lf thoy wero regular troops.
Secretary Root decided to approve an
allotment of $350 000 to bo expended under
direction of General Crozler, chief of ord?
nance, in equipping tho mllltla with the
new f.cld guns and material for their ser?
THE JURY HUNG IN
Case of King vs. Watkins. In?
volving Title to 500,000
Acres of Land, Is Ended.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., July 31.?The
celebrated case of Henry C. King ve. J.
N. Watkins and others, which has been
on trial ln the United States Court hero
slnco July 1st, cuino to a close this even?
ing and resulted In a hung Jury. This
was one of several suits involving alto?
gether 600,000 acres of land ln Buchanan
county, Va.; Pike county, Ky.; Logan.
Wyoming, Mingo and McDowell counties,
W Va The caso dates buck to on an?
cient grant ot 1785. Tho first trial in
1809 resulted In a verdict for tho plnln
tllY, but the Court of Appeals reversed
FIGHTING OVER ESTATE
WORTH SCRAPPING FOR
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN, CONN?. July 31.?An ap?
plication was filed, in tho ?,-obato Court
hero to-day for tho removal of Morton F.
Plant, Margaret J. PlWt and George H.
Tlllev as exeuctors of the ? 111 of the late
Henry Bradley Plant. Charles Q. Bnd
Horace G. Hoadley, of Waterbury, eona
of George Kondley, who was a half
brother of Henry B. Plant, are the ?p
plcahte. The lloadleys want to be re
cognized as contingent heirs of the estate,
which is estimated to bo worth between
CI-OOO.OOO and 120.000,0-0.
Make Desperate Effort to
Lynch Two Negroes.
ENGINEER FOILED PLAN
While Guard Left Him Momentarily He
Pulled Throttle Wide Open and
Every Window in Train Was
(By Associated Press.)
HUNTINGTON. W. VA? July 31.-Thc
Chcsapeako and Ohio express train, No.
1. was held up by a mob of 200 men near
Clifton Forgo lato last night, and a
desperato effort was mad0 to take two
negro prisoners from tho train. Over a
hundred shots wero fired by tho mob.
ond when the train reached he-e twenty
bullets woro burlod In tho woodwork ot
the smoking car and all ot tho window
glass had been shot out.
At Clifton Forgei tho two negro pris?
oners wero taken on board to be brought
to Covlngton Va., for safekeeping. En?
gineer James Peck, of Hlnton, and Con?
ductor Jack Hall, of this city, who were
In charge of the train, saw lights wav?
ing on the track Just as the train had be?
gun to gather speed after leaving Clif?
ton-'Forge. The train was stopped Im?
mediately, and Engineer Peck started to
get out of his engine to find out why
tho train had been flagged. As the train
came to a standstill a mob surrounded
the engine and coaches, and threatened
to shoot Engineer Peck if ho moved
tho train. They began to climb aboard.
Conductor Hall, who had anticipated
trouble when he saw tho train flagged,
was prepared for the mob, and us they
made a rush for the coaches onJered ali
the doors of the cars locked. The meli,
finding that it would bo Impossible for
them to enter and obtain tho negroes,
began to gather-around tho smoking car.
In which the negroes wero under guard.
As Conductor Hall ran through the
train calling upon the passenger to He
flat on the floor, the mob began firing
Into tho windows of the smoker, while
the passengors scrambled from their seats
to a placo of safetj from the flying bul?
lets. The firing was kept up for seve?
ral minutes, and bullets whistled through
the car windows.
While women screamed, the mob out?
side continued their clamoring for the
two negro prisoners. Revolvers were also
brought Into play, and flying missiles of
all descriptions came through tho win?
dows, but not a passenger or trainman
Engineer Peck, during the firing, had
sat upon his engine, covered by revolvers
in the hands of several members of tho
mob. At last, when thc main body of
the mob had almost exhausted their sup?
ply of bullets, those who had been guard?
ing tho engineer, left, going towards the
smoker, leaving Peck unguarded. As his
former guards turned and ran toward the
smoking car, Peck pulled tho trottlo wide
open and the train began to movo,
The mob, seeing the turn things were
taking, and fearing they might be out?
done ln their efforts to get the prisoners,
climbed up on the platforms of the cars
and attempted to stop tho train by turn?
ing the angle cock to the air hose, thereby
applying the brakes. Not understandong
the working of the brakes, however, they
were unable to apply them at full pres?
sure, as the train had gotten under head?
way. Realizing that thoy were baffled,
the men Jumped from the moving train
and fired several farewell shots Into the
The train gained quick momentum, nnd
did not stop until Covlngton waa reached,
where the negroes -wero placed In Jail.
The negroes for which tho train was
held up are from Lynchburg, Va., and
nre supposed to be the men who shot and
seriously Injured Harry Radiseli on the
Chesapeake and Ohio excursion between
Clifton Forgo ami Lynchburg a fow days
ago. Rudlscll is In tho hospital In Clliton
Forgo In a critical condition.
ALL HAD A HAND,
He Rebels Against Sentence
and Says All the Officers
Had a Hand In the Graft.
(Ry A?pnclated Press.)
NEW YOHK, July 31??Lawrence Mur?
phy, former treasurer of the Journey?
men Stonecutters' Union, who was ar?
rested last December, charged with em?
bezzling ?$12,000 from the organization
nnd convicted last Monday of grand lur
cepy, was to-day sentenced to five yenrs
and six months In State's prison.
Tho prisoner's counsel asked for clem?
ency for his cllcr?1. ?iut Judge Newburgor
scored tho prisoner severely, saying that
ho had spent the funds of the union in
riotous Uviiig, anil,that hla total steallng
nmounted to .31,000. ...,,._?
When tbo Judff? l>ad finished Murphy
was crying bltterlj. and appeared to bo
about to collapse. "My Qod," he shout?
ed "this Is wrong Every, one of th- otll
.,' ?r tho uni? -n' a sliaro of tho
money. There -vas wljOM th*! did not
havo a. finger Inlhe -.iati.
NEGRO WAS LYNCHED
FOR INSULTING LADIES
tllv A-Soclated Press.)
T.ALLAS TEXAS. July 81.-A special
to tho News say. ? '-euro at Alto. Texas,
who insulted sonn? ad?es by cur-ln* them
and nrlnB into :l.el?' ?<>???
lu the river bottom b. a mob.
General Thurman Is Vigorous
HE CALLS HIM COWARDLY
Tho Ex-Congressman Says that He
Will Vouch for What He Has Said
and Will Reply In tho
fSpeclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WINCHESTER, VA.. July 31.?General
Charles Thurman. of Clarke county, who
Is being sued for ?llvorco by his wife arid
whoso domestic troubles havo been aired
at length by friends ond tho press, to?
day Issued a circular to "Tho Readers of
tho Clarke Courier," of Bcrryvlllo, ln
which ho violently nttacks ex-Congress?
man William F. Rhea. Tho letter has
created a great sensation, nnd It Is feared
that It may lead to trouble. Tho epithets
applied to Judge Rhea aro most insult?
General Thurman says ln part: "Wil?
liam F. Rhea, who has managed to get
a large share of free advertising as at?
torney for Mrs. Thurman ln her suit for
divorce, seems unwilling that tho case
shall bo decided In court, and has pub?
lished numoroua articles In thc papers
of Virginia, containing his malicious and
falso representations of tho facts of tho
case. As ho may not bo known to many
of you, I wish to present him ns ho Is
known ln the section of the State ln
which ho lives. Among his acquaint?
ances he Is known as aidlsreputnblo pet?
tifogger. He tried to be a politician, but
tho Democrats ot his district permitted
him to bo badly defeated by his Republi?
can opponent In a district having a large
Democratic majority. A bravo man
would hardly havo written tho articles
t>.at appeared ln this week's Courier,
but having dono so, ho would havo stood
his ground, not have sneaked away at
midnight out of reach of tho one ho had
What Judge Rhea Says.
Tho following special from tho Bristol
correspondent of The Times-Dispatch
gives what Judge Rhea has to say ln
reply to General Thurman's attack:
"It was 11 o'clock to-night before Judyo
William F. Rhea could bo found to In?
quire his position with reference to the
attack mado upon him by General Thur?
man. He then telephoned Tho Tlmes
Dlspatch correspondent the following:
'Tho only reply I can make at present la i
that? thu artlcillo in the Clarke Courier
was published at noon on Wendesday,
tho 2Sth Instant, and that I remained ln
Berryville until fl o'clock tho following |
morning, when I left for home.
" 'As to tho truth of the otatemonts ln
the article that appeared ln the Clarke
Courier, I will fully vouch for them, ex?
cept that there was an error as to one
word ln It, and that was whero It was
stated that Thurman refused to surren
der "and of Mre. Thurman's articles of '?
clothing. The word "many" should have
beer? used Instead of the word "any," and
to-day I had written tho editor of tho
Clarko Courier, asking him to mako this
correction In the next Ihsuo of his paper.
" 'At present I havo no answer to malto
to what Thurman says about me, but
will answer It ln the proper way and at
tho proper time.' "
Judge Rhea talked In a mild and un?
shaken tone, ns though tho attack of
Thurman would causo him no serious
?The Interview of Judge Rhoa was ln
reply to publications that had been mado
in defense of Genoral Thurman, and was
accompanied by affidavits from Drs.
Blnckford and Walker, of tho Western
State Hospital, to tho effect that Mrs.
Thurman was not Insane when sho was
?ecnlved ot the hospital.?Editor Tlmes
POSSE ABOUT TO
CLOSE ON CONVICTS
iBy Associated Press.)
SACRAMENTO, CAL.. July 31.?A spe?
cial to tho Beo from tho Folsom State
prison says tno fugitivo convicts aro now
reported to have been located In two
squmis about six or seven miles from
Lotas and Sheriff Koona and his posso
nnd tho mllltla aro going to closo In on
WOULD NOT SIGN
The New Orleans Cotton Ex?
change Declines to Treat
Except With N. Y. Direct.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., July 31.-At a
meeting of the Now Orleans Cotton Ex?
change this afternoon resolutions wero
adopted In which the exchango refused
to sign tho agreement for Now York quo?
tations, as ordered hy tho Commercial
Tho Now York Stock Exchange, au
stated In tho resolutions, required tho
New Orleans Exchange to sign nn agree?
ment against bucket-shops, and refused
to treat with the Now Orleans Exchange
regarding Now York quotations except
through negotiations with telegraph com?
panies. Tho telegraph companies havo
stated that unless the agreement Is
signed, service from New York will ho
discontinued after July Slat. Resolutions
adopted this afternoon state that the
Now Orleans Exchange will refuse to
negotiate other thun with tho New York
? ? -
?Jewish Workmen Coming Hera.
in?? infiel?teil Mr'?'** ?
, BUCHAREST, July 31.?Lack of work
1 in Roumanla is musing a renewed exo?
dus on a lar?so scale, of Jewish workmen.
? ti> Amerliii. Tho emigrants uro usslst
ed hy tlie IVNal B'RIth and Other foreign
I Jewish liocleltle?.
Ex-Alderman Before Hustings
IS REFUSED A NEW TRIAL
King Himself Notified the Authorities
of the Action of the Supreme Court
and Asked Time to Arrange
It Is very likely that John M. King,
formerly of the Board of Atdormen, will
bo committed to Jail to-day or Monday,
at latest, to servo out a term of ono year
ln tho city Jail for accepting bribes whllo
His attorneys, Mossrs, Hill Carter and
Wyndham It. Meredith, fought for him
with tholr combined energy and ability
In tho Hustings Court. Ho waa sentenced
at tho end of that trial to one year in
tho new Jail and to pay a fine of $100.
Hla counsel took an appeal from this
court to tho Supremo Court of Appeals,
asking for a writ of error and a new
trial. The petition was given to Judge
Cardwell, of tho Supremo bench, road by
him, and ln turn reviewed by tho re?
maining four Judges. Whether they were
unanimous In their decision la not known,
but they, as a body, refused to grant tho
writ desired. Tho effect la that tho Jury
sentence must bo served. When notice
was given that an appeal would bo taken
King was given ball ln the sum of J.,000
until September 21st, or until such time
beforo that date as tho Supremo Court
should decide upon tho petition. Tho de?
cision of the higher court had not yes
torday reached tho clerk ot tho Hust?
ings Court. The bond holds until ???
Hustings Court has been ofllclally noti?
ced of tho action of the Supremo Court
and a capias served upon the prisonor.
Heard Fate First.
King was one of tho first persons who
learned what conclusion tho Judges of
thc Supremo Court had reached. Ho call?
ed up Commonwealth's Attorney Richard?
son over tho 'phono quite early yesterday
morning and asked If ho had heard any
news. Mr. Richardson told him no and
Inquired what had happened. King said
ho would come up thero, meaning the
City Hal!, whero Mr. Richardson was at
tho time. In a short whllo tho ex-aldor
mnn was seated in tho office of tho Com?
monwealth's attorney and telling as calm?
ly as conceivable that tho Supreme Court
had refused to do anything for him and
that ho would take his sentence. Ho said
he wanted to begin his term In Jail as
soon as ? possible so that tho punishment
will bo the sooner over. Ho made two
requests. One was that tho capias should
not be served on him at the residence ot
his mother, No, 205 North Nineteenth
Street, becauso ?ho was sick and tho
presence of tho officer to tako him In
chargo would oxclto her. Ilo said he
would bo ln the Hustings Court to-day
at 11 o'clock for the capias to be served
upon him. The second request was thnt
ho should be allowed a day or so of lib?
erty to wind up somo personal matters.
Mr. Richardson told him ho would havo
to consult with Judge Witt before he
could tell him how msny days of graco
he could givo hlm? If any at all. What?
ever the result of tho conferenco with
Judgo Witt was, King waa allowed his
freedom the remainder of the day and la
expected In tho Hustings Court to-day
at tho hour appointed. It Is regarded as
very likely that Instead of a formal sen?
tence being pronounced by the Judge, ho
will Just Issue an order directing tho City
Sergonnt to commit him to Jail for the
term set hy tho Jury.
An effort was made last night to reach
Mr. King with a view to giving him an
opportunity of mnklng a statement to tho
public, If ho wished, but lie was not at
Ills residence, on North Nineteenth Street.
King's ono friend In his trouble was
Dennis O'Sulllvan, and no man ever had
? bettor one, Mr. O'Sulllvan has long
knotvn King, and la his neighbor, living
Just oppoFlto him on the same street.
He went on King's bond when ho was
first arrested. Ho has stood by him from
that timo until this, waa his only witness
when ho was on trial, and no occasion
lins ever arisen from the first to tho last
when King needed a willing friend that
ho did not find his neighbor at his side.
Given Neat Cell.
Tito Jail authorities said last night thnt
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SOLDIERS TO SOON
Checks Aggregating $54.547
30 Were Drawn by tho
Tlio cost of the troops on duty he:???
during tlio street railway strike rloW,
exclusive of mileage and various other
expenditures Incident to thoir presence
and service here, aggregates the sum of
$M,5.7,30. The Auditor yesterday Issued
his warrant on the Treasurer for this
sum, and Treasurer A'. XV, Harman, Jr..
drow six checks for *|0,00l._O each, pay?
able to Colonel George Wayne Anderson.
The checks woro mudo Instead of paylhi*
all in ono lump, so that the entire aniouii.
might lie drawn from th? various Kt.it?
depositories, rather than from one of
The amount staled do?M noi (l.olude tbo
mileage of th? troops und mnny other
Items of ej:penso. When all tlu-.se huvu
been added to thn ligures given it U likely
tins total cost of tlio military service to
tlio St-ate will rotici? about ??,,???, The
amount paid out of the treasury yester?
day is for the service and ration allow?
ance of the men and the salaries of otti
cere, Held and staff, of the regiments and
of the various company officers.
Tho amount paid by ctiock to Colonel
Anderson will he deposited by htm ?mi
Checked out to tlie captains of the vari?
ous companies BOfVlhS here, arid by thoiii
paid to the meii. ? The Indications now
uro? that the will draw pay lu a
But a Decision May Be
TURNED THE TIDE
An Able Argument Is Made by
GIVEN THE JURY
They Were In the Main Not Favorable
to the Sheriff? Good Defense Pu?
Up by Messrs. Carter and
Smith to Offset the Efforts
of Messrs. Bryan and
By sheer fori? of an argument, rapid
and brilliant and strong, the prosecuting
coun&el In tho Solomon trial yesterday
effected In the minds of several of the
twelve men sitting In Judgment on the
caso a chango so Important and so obvi?
ous that when evening came, and with
It a close of tho long and tiresome day,
tho Jury was, for tho time at least, hope?
lessly divided against Itself, and had to
bo held Over until this morning that It
might give further consideration to the
vexed questions before lt
When tho morning of the fifth day
brought with It around the courthouse
a renewal of tho Ebenes of the past week.
it was with somewhat of an air of 11st
lessness that tho spectators gathered,
drifting In In twos and threes, rather
unconcernedly, as It appeared. It seemed
to all so certain that the day would
mean an acquittal of tho accused that
few bothered themselves about tho fore?
gone conclusion. Tho defense was ?aure
of Its case, and was willing to -submit It
without argument. The crowd was dis?
posed to believe with tho defense that
tho favorable verdict hAd already been
A Great Argument.
But ln a fow moments the air of the
court-room was wonderfully changed?
suddenly fresh and stirring?and tho llst
lessnesEi of tho crowd had fallen away
to give place to a keen and unexpected
Interest. Tho causo of the rapid change
was the tall figure of tha Common?
wealth's lawyer, as ho stood, making a
strong and vigorous argument, a confi?
dence totally unanticipated ln his.voice.
From the first words of Mr. Bryan It
became evident that tho argument waa
to bo anything but the brief and per?
functory affair expected by the defense?
that, ln fact, before the day was done,
it might provo an Influence ot telling
power. Mr. Bryan spoke about an hour,
nnd when he stopped the ball had been
fairly set rolling. His chaste and elogant
language, his clear and vigorous thought,
his strong and eloquent appeals, upset
many preconceived ideas, and ?started that
transformation that was to manifest lt
Bclf at the day's end.
Tho defense wero not long In realizing
tho situation, and they aroso to tho occa?
sion In a mannor that did them eminent
credit, Thoy had noti expected an elab?
orate argument, but thoy were literally
forced Into It. Mr. Smith mado a strong
and telling spoech. and Mr. Carter fol?
lowed. Both wero excellent toward ac?
complishing their design, though they
were totally different. Mr. Smith made1
a powerful argument from law and evl
donco; Mr. Carter dovoted a portion of
his time to the humorous side of the sit?
uation in a mannor that threw the court
room Into convulsions. Throughout hie
entire speech this vein of humor showed
Then the last, and by many held to be
tho most powerful speeoh of the day,
was delivered by Mr. Meredith, represent?
ing the prosecutor, tho Passenger nnd
Power Company. It Is Impossible In a
word to sum up tho argument of Mr.
Meredith. It was cloar-cut, positive, at
times almost tierce, particularly when
It dealt with tho midnight assassins, the
thugs, tho Irrosponslblos Richmond hae
found It her misfortune to find within
herself. One feature of the speech over?
shadowed all others. Mr, Meredith's
alignment of the Incompetent Judge and
tho competent?tho policy of the sheriff
to follow tho advice of tho former and
disregard of tho latter?was something
masterly In Its way.
With the Jury.
After this tho casa went to the Jury.
It was evident by this timo that it would
not bo a matter of a few minutes, as had
boon expected. Tha transformation had
been effected. If the case had been sub?
mitted without argument the defenm
would hove won hands down. But the
strong speeches of the two relentless
prosecutors had mado some thing* ap?
pear differently from what thoy had
dono ot first. Tho minutes flew by. An
hour slipped away, and still was thire
no verdict. Onco the Jury rapped on the
door, and tur expectant hush fell over
tho eager crowd. But It was only a. Jury?
man who wanted to know if thoy couldn't
bring In ft majority verdict. The> could
n uh no agreement, The thing was ex.
plained to him, and the door was olosed
Finally Judge Sims called the gentle?
men back to the court room and asked
them If thoy would rallier go on or ad
j? urn until "to-day. They said they dif?
fered on a question of fact, and that they
could not agree and saw no hope of an
agreement last night. Some of them
had to go many miles to reach home,
end they preferred to adjourn unti' to?
(Jay at 10 o'clock. This was done.
Tho defense claim ten, or at least eight,
of the Jurymen for acquittal, Th* prose?
cution deny so many, and declare that
they never had so much hope of success
n s now.
' The Opening.
It was a few minutes after 11 o'clock
before Judge Sima cuino Into the court?
house. By tifia.timo ?h? place wa? per?
imps better tilled than it had yet boea,