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?*i? _??. WHOLE NUMBER, 16,308.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 1003.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SUMMARY m DAY'S HEWS
? THE WEATHER.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1.?Forecast for
Sunday and Monday:
Virginia-?Pair Bunday. warmer ln In?
terior. Monday fair, warmer; light to
flesh north In east Winde.
North <*nrollini?Showers Sunday. Mon?
day fair, warmer In Interior; fresh winds,
Thin-blooded people yesterday thought
longingly of overcoats? and glowing flies,
but l h?< temperature nn the whole was
very pleasant, l'or to-day and to-morrow
fair and wanner weiithor is promised.
STATE OF TUB TlII.rtMOMETt.R.
0 ?. M.r,7
3 ?'. M. 70
8 P. M.?. ?*,
12 midnight . ?
Average . CO 2-3
Highest temperature vc-terdnv. 7!)
Bowest temperature yesterday?..
Mean temperature yesterday.07
Normal temperature for Auguat.w
Departure from normal temperature.. 13
Precipitation during past 24 hours.... ?
August 2, 15p3.
Bun rises.6:!G, I HTQ-H TIDE.
Sun sets. 7:17 ?Morning.
Moon ?ets....12:32 | Evening.12:14
August 3, 1-CC.
Run rises.f.:K ? ???'? TIDE.
?Sun eete.7:10 1 Morntn*-?.12:15
Moon sets.1:15 | Evoning. 1:13
Jury unable to nirroe ln the case of
Sheriff Holomon and is illRcharped; a new
trial may bo ordered for September
Move to add thirty men to the present
police force?Ex-Alderman King begins
his term In the city Jail-More money
requlr-.-d to pay the treops-Three sol
diera who were wounded .?--till In tho hos?
pital-?Meeting of the City Council to?
morrow nit! hi-Fears that dynamite will
be used on the Seven Pines Bridge; a
tic placed on the track-Well and Shero
to elve up New Ford's Hotel; the. building
to be. repaired-Mann law a general Issue
in llv? State?C.-ibc o( McDowell con?
tinued In the Police Court-All places of
amusement reach *>1 by the sdreet-cnr Unes
are now open-? great, outlug for the
HepU-K-ph.-Bestock not to winter hi
Richmond next year-Cai-cs nf tin? men
charged with b-vlriVr implicated In the Ful?
ton affair to come up In the Huntings
Court to-morrow-Monument, to be un?
veiled to Woodmen of the World In Oak
wood to-day?Committee called to meet
Friday evening to begin making iirrango
mcnlB for Babor Day-Rev. Dr. Mun?
hall to address men at the T. M. C. ?.
this afternoon-The new b<*ik of Mr.
Thomne Dlxon, author of "Tbe I?eorpard's
Spots," la placed on nal?-;-V. Hechler
win? (?old medal at Eor.t-Knd finn Club's
rdioot--Strict vigilance of authorities pre?
vent? trouble on tho ritre??t-f-ar lines.
MANCHESTER-Alle.ed n?-_-ro gambling
den Is raided-Stones throw?? ..'??? oar
Money I? ralsf-d for Mrs. .Blither Tnylor:
unauthorized persona F.ild to. be taklnir
up a collection-T-ie Mayor's Court??
Report of work done by the police force
??Candidates announcing themselves?A
new Boclal club?Religious services to?
day-High Constable IllanUcnshlp 111.
Treops erdeicd to Covlngton to protect
riepro-Primary called In the Thtrty
?"?cond Senatorial District-Fireman
lotos both legs under a train at Roanoke
-Judge Rhea' to unswer General Ther?
men-No changes made In the Dunlop
factor/ In Petersburg-Hurry county offi?
cials refuse to order a primary?Wcizel
suicide letter mystery cleared up at Nor?
folk-Big crop of honey at Strasburg?
Congressman Bwanson lo nail for Europe
next Wednesday-A nail?.-- of Highland
countv badly hurt In West Virginia woods
??atony summe*' Cisltors at Fredericks
burg-William II. Boaz win* wlUi ease
In ?\Ibernarle-Aged man drowned .-it
"r?ew-tort News-Tobacco Association ad?
journs after re-electing air. T. M. Car
dlngton president-?Horse and man killed
by lightning and vegetation burned for
an acre by a stroke of lightning near
Adams Grove-Central Babor Union of
Newport News decides to admit negroes
?-Negro sets his cell allre at I/awrence
vllle In an offorr to obtain freedom
Boclal event ?u Chatham-News of the
week from the various summer resorts
ETlde at its Hood at Virginia Beach.
Whit.? woman assaulted, murdered nnd
Thrown Into a well near Rocky Mount
A peddler backed to pieces and robbed In
lAlkon count ??Government seizes block
?de llr.uor. a portion of which Is nfter
?worilH stolen?Corporation Commission
Increases the assessment ot! railroad prop?
erty-Big mill company chartered at
Wilmington-Major Stedman, of Greens?
boro, decides to run for th?? governorship
??Richmond singers delight the people
Stock market was sluggls-h, narrow and
fciov.ment of prices insignlllcant and scat
?.??rlng; lx>nd market showed some breadth
??Conclave casts one vote without result,
rjid news ls borne to Rome und the out
Btdo world by smoke, of tho burning ballota
??-State of Minnesota lose? Its case
"?gainst the Northern Secjn-llles; Company,
but tho d?cision does not affect thi, vic?
tory of the Federal Government, which
?was bused on the BhermfUl anti-trust law
??Commonwealth makes a.n unexpectedly
?trong case agalni*t ?1<?11 and White, ac?
cused of t_io assassination of J. B, Mar?
cum, and trial ii? postponed for a week
fwhllo the defense Is scouring Breathltt
county for witnesses?Crack thorough
tireds of the OOUntry nre to ment ln con?
test, at Saratoga race meetings-Sheriff
Tlell won tho handicap at Jamaica truck,
?whllo the best tbe favorite could do was
to finish third?Nitrate won Superior
Handicap at Hawthorne track In a canter
i~?Sheriff's posso loses three men killed
In fight with escaped convicts-Troops
?.t. Danville, 111., are ordered .home and
others pent to taJie their place.
fBy Associated Pre3s.)
NEW ORBEANi.. BA., August l.-Con
trary to expectations the Now Orleans
Cotton Exchange received quotations us
usual from the New York Exchange this
morning. There waa an unusually large
attendance on tho floor at the opening of
bu-lne-s and great Interest In the fight,
which was expected to be on to-day as a
result of tlio action of the local exchange
In absolutely refusing to accede to the
?nil-bucket -hop iigrooinent of ihe New
- Superintendent Hester positively re?
fused to explain the manlier In which
the nuotatlons were secured, contenting
himself with tho statement that they
wero beim,- obtained legitimately. The
officer.?- and directors worked nearly the
whole night at the exchange on some
form of agreement, either submitted to
or by the Now York Exchange. It was
claimed that neither exchange would
change from its original position,
GIVES HEIRESS MONEY
(By Associated Press.)
MEXICO CITY, Au?-u..t 1.?Tho Supreme
Court of Mexico haa handed down a de?
cision attlrmbig the decision of a New
York court that Emma Meneada, adopt?
ed diuiirhior of Manuel A. Meneada, Is of
sound mind. This doclslon will result In
turning over to her a largo fortune, of
?which Consul-f.oncral Navarro, of Mexi?
co, anil Frederic-* Francisco Mencadu, of
New York, have been acting as adminis?
One on the Seven Pines
Road is Guarded.
A Very Doop Ravine Is Just
at This Point.
FIVE OFFICERS ARE
ON GUARD THERE
Haifa Bushel of Spikes Picked Up on
the Track Near the End of Bridge.
A Statement Made as a Matter
of Justice to Organizer
Orr ? Events of
County officers are constantly on duty
at night guarding the trestle on the
Seven Pines Railroad not far from this
city against any possible designs by mur?
derous stridii sympathizers. Five officer?
are located In the vicinity of the trestle,
which Is about forty feet high,' watching
the trestle and tho vicinity to prevent any
attempt to wreck tho bridge with dyna?
mite while a car Is passing over It.
Indications havo been discovered that
seme attempt to destroy tho bridge was
in contemplation. Some time ago holes
wero discovered to have been bored In tho
rail and It Is suspected that the plan of
the borers waa to attach a, wlro to the
charged rail and placo dynamite on tho
bridge below and at the other end of the
wire. In this way tho passing of a car
would complete the circuit and transmit
the olectric current to ? tho dynamite,
which, exerting Its explosive forco down?
ward, would Inevitably wreck the trestle
or so weaken It that tbe weight of the
car would cause It to ho pretJpltated Into
tlio deep ravine. The loosening of fish
plates which bind tho ends of the rails
together would make the destruction even
nioro certain. ? fish plate was found to
?Kv-e been removed some time ago and
this, together with the" discovery of tuo
holo bored In tho rail woro regarded as
surficlcnt indications that some dark de?
sign was being hatched stealthily. Since
the use of dyiiamlto on West Broad
Street lost Thursday night ond the mur?
derous Intent evident on .the part of tho
perpetrator, It hag been deemed prudent
to take every procaution to forestall any
such disaster ns would result from the
wrecking of this trestle, while a car was
POLMCE AND DETECTIVES.
Up to this time, the police and detective
forces have made no further arrests in
connection with the explosion at I/im
Vardy find Brond, but they are quietly at
work on tho case. The detectives are fol?
lowing a slight cine, tho exact nature of
which they do not care to givo out for
publication. Every oth^r tangible fact
thnt. may lead to the discovery of the
criminal Is being carefully followed and
nothing will be left undone tbat may
throw any light upon this deed of a mid?
night assassin. Tho police department
havo nothing to give out for publication
at this time.
A qunrryman familiar with the use of
dynamite and Its power and effects, ex?
pressed the confident belief that only
part of a stick of dynamite was used in
blowing up the car. From his experience
v\ith tho explosive he Is satisfied that had
a whole stick of/ it been uted, the up?
ward force of tho^exploslon would havo
stood thc car on end, instead ot merely
breaking a. wheel and tearing out a
pleco of thn rail. Th? explosion occurred
just ns the first wheel was over tho
spot, and ho says the entire front end of
tho cnr would have been lifted to a per?
pendicular bad a whole stick of thn ex?
plosive hoen plnced on tho track.
TIE ON THE TRACK.
Reports from all lines at the company
last night, at midnight weer to the effect
(Continued on Fifth Rage.)
The Bricklayer Charged With
Throwing Stone at Car
Balled at $1.000.
Ernest McDowell, tho bricklayer, who
was charged with using his energy and
/?perlerice at laying bricks in throwing
'one at a cnr, against the peace and dig?
nity of tlie Commonwealth, was In the
Police Court yeeterday morning, but at
Iho request of Mr. H. M. Smith, counsel
for the defendant, the bearing was con?
tinued until Tuesday. The statement of
one witness alone was taken. lion, D. C.
O'Flaherty, a member of the Constitu?
tional Convention, helped to make the
arrest, and as ho had to leave tho city
his ?statement waa made to a. notary.
Ho did not see McDowell throw the stone,
but told the motorman that If he saw him
he ought to arrest him. The motorman
said ho did see him, and then Mr. O'Fla?
herty aided him.
Two chargea are agnlpst McDowell
one of calling a dlnfusting word aftor
a car, and later throwing a stone at a
car. The latter offense, la a felony, aud
In tho discretion of a Jury Is punishable
with confinement ln the penitentiary. Mc?
Dowell was bailed In the sum of H.?0O.
Nannie Wray and Viola. Shafor wore
charged with being disorderly on the
streot. They were fined $2.60 each.
l.nur.i Brackett, colored, was charged
with fighting on the. street, and was in?
vited to pay a une o? to.
SOriE EVENTS OF THE WEEK IN BLACK AND WHITE.
White Woman Outraged
and Then Murdered.
BODY THROWN IN A WELL
Suspicion Has Fallen Upon a Negro
and Officers Have Gone to Arrest
Him?Evidence Is Said to
(Specini tfjThe Times-Dispatch.)
CHARLOTTE, N. C, August L?Within
the last forty-eight houre one white wo?
man ln this State has been assaulted and
murdered by a negro man and another
white woman has been assaulted and left
for dead by a colored brute.
While alone In her house in Edgecombe
county at noon to-day, Mrs. Pass Long,
the wife of a prominent farmer, was at?
tacked by an unknown negro, who struck
her a blow that rendered her tempo?
rarily unconscious, and then accomplished
his purpose. Afterward the negro ?struck
and bruised tho unconscious woman.
Searching parties have been organized
and bloodhounds are being used to run
down tho criminal.
BRITTA L MTrRDER.
Several hundred people ara now on the
streets of Statesville awaiting the return
of a negro who Is charged with assault?
ing and murdering Mrs. Dolph Beaver,
of Tredell county. Friday night, when
Mr. Boavor ond his small son and only
child returned home from Btntesvllle
they found a desorted bousa and no trace
of Mrs. Beaver. After a vatn search over
all the promises ono of Mr, Beaver's
neighbors suggested that they look In the
well. The well was covered ns usual
and nhe bucket was on tho covering. The
bucket was lowered Into tho well, and
striking something, was withdrawn. A
lighted paper thrown Into tho well re- ?
vealed the dead body of Mrs. Beaver.
Severe Injuries woro on the body. Tho
throat showed finger prints, the violence
of a strong man, and the bead was bnt
tered. It was presumed that, the Injuries
on the head had been made when the
body waa thrown Into the well.
To-dny a coroner's Jury decided that
MEET IN REUNION
Owing to Steady Rain Crowd
was Not so Large as Is
Usually the Case.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspajoh.)
WOODSTOCK, VA-, Atigust'l.-The an?
nual Confederate reunion of the Valley
o? Virginia was held at Fisher's Hill to
day under the auspices of Stover Camp,
Confederate Veterans, of Strasburg.
Usually a crowd of eight to ten thou?
sand people attend this reunion, but on
account of a steady rain, which fell last
night and this morning, not more than
one thousand wore present to-day. Judge
O. 121. Nichols, of Manassas, and ' Rev.
,S. Q. Furgoi'pon, of Leesburg, delivered
?Lieutenant John B? Oahlsy, of Bilia
beth. New Jersey, a- Civil War veteran
of -the One Hundred and, Fifty-sixth New
Tork regiment,' addressed the Confed?
ero to veterans, ond was received wllh
inucii apolause and han?fchaklng,
Mrs. Beaver had been outraged and
choked to death, and charged Wei ford
Roseboro, colored, with the crime. Rose
boro, whos? character lb bad, left Just
after 'tho crinio was committed for Hall
fax, this State, and was arrested there
last ovenlng. Ills, expected appearance
In Statesville to-night on a belated train
Is siili keeping Iredell county people, out
PUT AT TWO MILLIONS
(By Associated Pressi
KNOXVTLLB, TENN., August' l.?X
bankruptcy petition was filed to-day
against tho Southern Car and Foundry
Company of Lenolr City and Memphis,
Tenn., and Gadsden and AnnLston, Ala,,
by the Ross ileehen Foundry Company
in Chattanooga. It alleges an Indebted?
ness of two millions nnd assots of one
million. It seeks to havo the receivership
of O. L. Hurlburt, of Chattanooga, made
permanent and to take the original caso
out of the New Jersey Federal Courts.
ODD FELLOWS TREASURER
SHOT FROM AMBUSH
(By Associated Press.)
SPOKANE, "WASH.. August 1.?John
Krelnbuhle. treasurer of the Grand Lodge
bf Odd-Fellows of this State, was twice
shot by a masked highwayman on ? Hlll
yard-Street car last night. Ono bullet
inflicted a scalp wound, another passed
through his arm.
Five desperadoes, all masked, entored
tbe car and ordered the passengers to
throw up their hands. Mr. Krelnbuhle
resisted, nnd the shooting followed.
The robbers secured about ?2(? from the
eleven passengers and escaped.
GOVERNOR AND WIFE
AT THE ASSOCIATION
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
STORMONT. VA., August 1.?The Rap
pahannock Baptist Association, which has
been ln session at Clark's Neck Church
nlnce Wednesday, closed to-day with a
very large attendance. Among thoso seen
on tho ground were Governor and Mrs.
Montague. They ?re ?visiting Colonel and
Mrs. J. R. Saunders. of Saluda.
BY BUILDERS' LEAGUE
(By Associated Press.)
PITTSBURG, ???, August 1.?The
threatened ordor for a general lockout of
the building trades was Issued to-day hy
the Builders' Exchange League. It bo
came effective on some contracts to-day,
but on others It will have no effect until
Monday. It Is believed that 11. will take
away employment from 25,000 men.
MAN DROWNED IN
(By Associated Press.)
NBW ORLEANS, LA.| August 1.?In
the endeavor to save the life of John IC.
Voolkel, Sr., a well known resident of
IS PUNISHED FOR
STRIKING A NEGRO
Midshipman Fry to Be Con?
fined for Hitting Insolent
Negro Walter. .
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
ANNAPOLIS, MP?. August L? Midship?
man Hugh C Fry, ot North Carolina, has
been sentenced to recolvo fifty demerits
and be confined on the Bantee fop, two
months for pittine n ,lf>*ro walter ?v?r
tho head with a b'!??*? ?? waa recom?
mended for'dismissal, but the lesser sen.
t'ence was Inflicted on account of the
?xtreino provocation receive?*.
New Orleans, Walter E. Bertel, paying
teller of tho Whitney National Bank, was
drowned at Grand Isle to-day. Voelkel
also was drowned. Mrs. Voelkel and her
daughter, who went to tho assistance of
the men, were rescued with difficulty.
WOMAN IN JAIL WITH NO
FRIENDS TO CHEER HER
(Spoclal to me Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BORTJENTOWN, N. J.. August l.-J?
a cell lh tho old oounty Jail at Mt. Holly,
a cell mado ns comfortable ? ? possible,
arid ono behind whoso doors hns been held
moro than one woman accused of murder,
Is Mrs. Sarah N. Beatty. of this city,
wearily awaltlug the action of the grand
jury, to which will be presented tho
charge of killing her husband here on
July 6th. Mrs. Beatty scarcely has a mo?
ment when her mind Is at ease. There
la no thought of or reference to her hus?
band's tragic death without the poor wo?
man bursts Into tears and declares that
she loved her husband.
Mrs. Beatty la apparently alone ln the
world, with no friends pr relatives to call
upon her or offer hor a cTioerlng word in
her dreadful hours of suspense.
HAD BOTH LEGS CUT
OFF BY AN ENGINE
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ROANOKE, VA., August 1.?Samuel
Hodges, a fireman of a stationery en?
gine at tho West Efid woe rtm over by
a yard engine while attempting to cross
tho railroad track last night and both of
his logs were so badly mangled that they
hnd to he amputated between tho ankles
end the knees. Ho was takon to the
hospital where he ?3 getting along very
MUCH INTEREST IN
JUDGE RHEA'S REPLY
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspntch.)
WINCHESTER, VA.. August l.-Judge
W. F. Rhea's declaration that ho will
answer General Charles Thurman's nt
tack in tho "proper way at tha proper
time," Is the subject nf much talk here
and at Berryville to-day. Efforts were
mado to-night to communicate with Gene?
ral Thurman hy telephone but ho could
not be reached.
CLUB IS TO MEET
The Cecilia Yachting Club will hold a
special meeting to-morrow night at tho
resldonce of Mr. John Roschor, No. 311
North Nineteenth Street. Business of
great importance will'bo transacted, nnd
all members aro requested to bo present.
Three Members of the Former
Killed: Some of Latter
lily AHSodaterl ProB?.)
FLACERV1LLE, CAL., August l.~Spo
clnl messengers report that a tight took
place h *.o this afternoon between the
sheriff's posse, aided by the Placervlllo
mllltla, ond thu escaped convicts. Two
militiamen aio reported wounded and two
convicts were either wounded or cap?
tured." Tho sceno of tlie rtght was near
Grand Victory mine, three mile* f.^im
SACRAMENTO, CAL., August l.-The
chief clerk of the Fo.'.som prison has
'phoned that threo of tho aheiiff'a posao
wore killed and that two convict? are
thought to havo beon wounded. It Is
stated that preparations are being mud?
to sot. lire to the Grand Victory mine, in
.which, the convicta have taken refuse.
Clifton Forge Rifles Ordered
A LYNCHING IS FEARED
Two Negroes In Jail There for Shoot?
ing Harry Rudisill, and Throng
of Men Clamor for Their
(Special to The TImes-DIspatoh.)
CLIFTON FORGE, VA, August L?Tb?
Clifton Forgo Rifles were called to Cov?
lngton, Va., at 10:25 P. M. by Deputy
Sheriff! Slzer to aid tho civil authorities
to protect from a mob of four hundred or
moro men tho two negro prisoners. Willie
end Otho Green, who are In the Covlng?
ton Jail, for the shooting of Harry Rud?
isill, on an excursion train Wednesday
Theso men woro taken to Covlngton on
Thursday night by the authorities for
safe-koeplng till Rudisill becamo well
enough to Identify them. ?
A mob Is assembling and threats of
lynching are heard on every sido. Re?
ports were on tho streets here to-day to
the effect that a mob would lynch them
to-night, and Captain Roberts, of tho
Rllies, was notified to hold hin company
In readiness. Tlio negro prisoners are the
ones who were aboard No. 1 on Thursday
night, when an angry mob of two hundred
men mado an effort to secure tlic-m. Not
succeeding, they fired several hundred
shots nt tho train, knocking out the win?
dows tlnd otherwise injuring tho cars.
Harry Rudisill still lingers In a danger?
ous condition, recovery very doubtful.
Efforts to reach Covlngton failed, ow?
ing to tho fnct that tho telegraph onice
was -dosed for the night,
BURGLARS ROB THE
Took Money and Stamps and
Mado Good Their Escape.
Fired One Shot.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, August 1.
About 2 o'clock this morning the post?
onico at Mocksvlllo was broken Into and
robbed by professional burglars. The
safe was blown open with nitro-glyceilite
nnd postage stamps to the amount of
?>7?.tW were taken and $52.00 In cash, all
belonging to ? lie government. All that
was >left was ulxty-alx two cent stamps.
Thn robbers, In their hurry, left a forty
four calibro Colt's revolver lying In a
chair in tho pnstofllce. Dr. M. D. Klra
brough, who runs a drug store next door
to tbe postonico, was ?looping upstairs
above his stero, und waa the first to givo
the alarm. One of tho burglars tirod a
shot at the doctor's h*ad when ho poked
It out ait tho window and cried: "Bur?
Tho courthouse bel1 was rung to arouse
the citizens but by ttiut timo tha burglurs
had their booty and flod. Tho night was
dark and misting rain fell, which made i<
difficult to seo 'a person at even short
range, but as nearly' as. oould be told
there were at least three-men In the gang.
It Is suppose..! that tho robbers went
in tho direction of Cooleomeo from here,
John Niiylor, who Is clerk to Postmaster
Morris, went as fin ps Cooleeiiioo endeav?
oring to find som* trace of the men. but,
U. S. Circuit Court Dis?
misses State Bill.
CASE IN FEDERAL
Was Based on a Different
Contention of Law,
GOVERNOR VAN SANT
IS NOT DISCOURAGED
Says it Simply Means the Case Will
Havo to Be Decided by the Court of
Last Resort?The Matter Now
Pending is Under the Sher?
man Anti-Trust Law,
(By Associated Press.)
ST. ?PAUB, MINN., August l.-Judge?
Boohren to-day, ln the United States Cir?
cuit Court, handod down his decision li?
the caso of ? the Stato of Minnesota,
against the Northern Securities Company,
the Great Northern Railway Company, the
Northern Pacific Railway Company atid
James J. Hill, as president of the North?
ern Securities Company, and individu?
al?*.?, in which ho sustained the conten?
tions of the defendants and dismissed tho
bill of complaint of the State.
He finds that tho Northern Securities
Company lias not violated the State lawa
forbidding the consolidation of parallel
and competing lines of railway through
Its ownership of the stock of the Great
Northern arid Northern Pacific Railways.
He refuses the Injunctions asked by the
State of Minnesota to restrain the Secur?
ities Company from voting tho stock oC
the two railway companies, or either of
Federal Case Unaffected.
This decision affects the results of tbe
Federal Government's victory In' the Clr
? cult Court ln no wny whatever. Thei
Federal Milt Involved the same dofend
a'nt.*? and the same general state of facts,
but was based on a totally dlfforent con?
tention ot law.
The Federal suit, In which tho Securi?
ties Company was beaten, was prosecu?
tion for violation of the Sherman anti?
trust law passed by the Federal Con?
Tho State' suit, in -which the Security
Company wins, was based on an allega?
tion that tho defendant-? violated acts ot
the Minnesota Deglslature forbidding the
consolidation of parallel and competing
lines of railway.
Tho hearing of the State suit was begun
Friday, Juno 6th, before Judge Bochren
In tho Federal Circuit Court. It followed
the submission of much testimony by both
sides for many months, In -which Freder?
ick O. Ingersoll, of this city, acted as
referee. The final argument lasted five
days, In 'whclh Attorney-General Doug?
lass, former Attorney-Goneral George B.
Wilton and Attorney M. D. Munn spoke
for tbo State, and George B. Young, M.
D. Grovor and C. Vf. Bunn for the de?
fendants. The caso was submitted Wed?
nesday, June l?th. An appeal to the
United States Supreme Court ls now
pending In the Federal suit.
In epitomizing Ills decision, Judge Boch?
"It Is held that It will bo for tho In?
terest of the Northern Securities Com?
pany to restrain trade by suppressing
competition between ;these two railroad
companies, and that by coercing or per?
suading the two boards of dlroctors,
whom It has the power to elect, It w|U
certainly cause them tn commit highly
penal offenses by entering Into combina?
tions, contrants and arrangements In re?
straint of trido, tn violation of the anti?
trust act, and hence tho Northern Seourl
tles Company Is already guilty of ?these
offenses, that, have never been committed
or thought of by Its otllcers or promoters,
so far as appears, ami It must he sup?
pressed and destroyed.
"I am compelled to reject the doctrine
tliut any person can be hold to have com?
mitted, or to bo purposing and about to
commit, a highly penal offense, merely
because It can bo shown that his pecu?
niary Interests will be thereby advanced,
and that he has the power, either directly
by himself or Indirectly through persua?
sion or coercion of his agents, to com?
pass the commission of the offens?.
Decree will be entered dismissing the
Van Sant Cheerful.
ST. PAUU, MINN., August l.-Govemor
Van Sant said concerning the decision of
the court In the Northern Securities
"I do not feel the least discouraged by
the decision of the court this morning.
It simply means that the ca_e will have
to be finally decided hy the court ot last
resort. Trie State will Immediately ap?
peal, and every effort be mudo by Ita
attorney-general nnd his able associates
to protect the interest of the people. The
fight Is going to oonttnue until our laws
?_ro vindicated und upheld."
Under the Sherman Law.
WASHINGTON, August 1.?Mr. Day,
assistant to the Attorney-General, was
asked what eftbet the decision of Judge
Boohren ln the suit of the State of Mln
nf._ota against tho Nprthern Securitl??
Company would have on the c_i?-e of the
United States against this company. .1?
"It can have no effect whatever. The
case of the Uniti;?! States against lh
Reourltles Company wus brought under
th? Bherman anil-trust law, charging a
violation of Its provlsioue, and It wits de?
cided by four United Slat<-s olroult Judge?
in a unanimous opinion that the North?
ern Securities Company was a conspiracy
In restraint of Interstate commerw, unol
therefore unlawful. This case svaa not
brought under th>- fShorman ai.tl-lruat
law or any other Federal statute. It i? a
suit of th?) Stato of Ml ?nesela for ?n al?
leged violation of Its Constitution an<l
laws, a*nd the cleci.-i,?n of District Jud**?
__o-_hron, Iq _t*0h a case,, could !n no event
?.ffeia tho result ...-?coed by til. four
?circuit J_d_-._ lu thti ?o-naer o-?--."