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THE WANT ADS.
THH3 TIMKS. FOUNDKl) IS_?.
THE D1SPATCH, FOIINDKn 1RS0
whole Lumber. j6,364.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8,1903,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARYQF DAY'S rlEW.
WASHINGTON, D. f*., Oct. 7.-Forccnst
for Thursday and Frlday: ,, r..?i?r
Vlrglnla and North CarolinA?Co.ie
?Thursday, wllh showcrs, followed py
falr, fresh south, shlfting to west whnis,
Tho men-ury ycstordny ollmbod up lo
80 nt .1 o'clock nnd the tomporntiiro wus
for n tlmo the reverse of plensunt. If
the promlses of the Weathor l nromi nie
carried out It wlll bo somcwhnt euolei
KTATB Ol'" TTIK THLRMOMI-TKR.
fl V. M
8 P. M
v i' .-. nv
12 mldnight.? '**
Highest tcmperaturo yesterday.8.
Lowest temporaturo yesterday.;?
Mean lehiperaturo yestoraaj... i?
Normal tomperature fnr month.????????? H
Departure from normal tomporutuip.... i.
Preclpltatlori durlng pnst 21 bours.w
October R, 1C*03.
Sun rl?es.8:12 I H10H TIDli.
Sun scts.5:14 Mornlng.?;?-<
Moon rlses.7:07 I Bvonlllg.6'?d
Uo passos at the meotlng of tho Munlc
Ipal Investlgatlon Commltteo-MSUsonic
body slngs natlonal airs of Amerlca.and
England combined?Encouraglng sut -
m.-nt Issued by Mwssm: Jphrt L. \\ illinms
_- Son? nnil .1. W. Mldderidorf At. CO.
Two of the world's mOSt le.u ned women
un- here?Charters granted by corpora?
tion Commlsslon?itailroad attorneyB
flle appeal wlth .Supreme Court from fl'
clslou of Corporation Commlsslorl??
ouarterly moeting of Chamber of com?
merce to-nlght?Lakeslde club ssue.
statement?Howttzors Inspected by coi
onel Jo Lano fitern-Aged unknown m-'n
dies at almshouse-Seyenth-Street Cnr s
'tlan Church extends a enll lo Rev. 11.
1). C. McLnchlan?Remains of f.<-n<-rai
Bradley T. John: on are taken to Ialtl
,n,.r(_?Base-ball magnate here Idok'ng
ovr-r the ground?Propositlon to appoint
u commlsslon to elevate the negro?( ol
ored Urphun Asylum In desperato SlrallS
-Meetlng of the Unlted SUtes Cotirts
-Vonnblp-Street Church to be reopened,
havlng boen oxtenslvely repulrod ?-befc
slon of Baptlst Kdueation Commisslon
Stunrt Monument Model Committee po?t
Dones nctlon untll .Saturday afternoon??
Charter. Ordlnance nnd Iteform Commlt?
tee decldes to name new ward Henry.
MANCHESTER-N'-gro arrested j on
charge of crlmlnal assault?Arrested on
charge of taklng a-watch?-Mr M. I-.
Martln appolnted chlef deputy to cit>
S.rgeant Saunders-Maninge of Or. _d
ward G. Hill to Mlss Elizabeth H, Rolu?
Mr. Powers and Mlss Beville to marry ln
Manchester-Merrlage of Mr. Andrew J.
Wood and Mr.-. Mollie A. cotton?-I-u
neral of Mr. Cicoree N. Porter-Mr. ii. *?.
Owen appolnied disirlct doputy grand
master-Offlcers elected by Stockton
Btreet Church-Dr. Crldlln botter.
Mrs, Chlswell Dabney Langhornc dies
suddenly Whllo on the way to
the Horse Show ln Lynchburg
The Crater reunion postponed to agrce
wlth Grand Camp meetlng, at Newport
js'ews-Several arrests ln Norfolk on u.
count of alleged Jllegal reglstratlon?
Movo o? a resolution to thank Scabonr.
clears ortsraouth councel wlthout ad
Journment-Man of flfty ln Jall in Nor?
folk for insult to a chlld-Merchants of
Petersburg take a gloomy view of the
crop prospect-Republican Dlstrlct Con?
vention in Alexandrla nominatcs Dr. P.
M. Brookes, of Falrfax, for tho senate
-Governor Montague makes nn indus?
trial address at the Orayson Kan; nud
talks good roads-The Th rd Unlted
States Battery of Fleld Arttliery pli.ed
in mess hall at the V. M. I.-Knlttlng
mlll at Wllllamsburg Increases its capl
tal stock-Young mnn ln Jall at Win?
chester arrested for robbery. while wlth
hls sweetheart?('room of slxteen wea
ded at Winchester wlth parents conaent
-Phoebus election offlcers aro IndlCted
for corruptlon-Eleventh vlctlro ot the
Sunday Southern wreck dies at Danvllle
-York county Republlcans endorso
Peachy for the House and nominate offl?
cers in ono dlstrlct-Captaln Qulnn and
Cnptain Dan Lee nomlnated delegates to
Confederate reunlon from Stafford-The
fiylng machine proves a fallure on first
tri.-u-Lickliter ls indlcted for tbe mur?
der of A. S. Isbell-The openlng nlght of
the Lynchburg Horse Show a brilliant
Slck Juror hears testlmony in Hai_wood
murder case whllo lying on a ool-1 rom
Inont young man under arrest nt Dur?
ham for brealklng into n Jewelry?store
-Southern vestlbule traln ln eolllsion
wlth materlal train near Greensboro
Piedmont Fnlr at Winston-Salem opens
wlth record brcaklng crowd.
Small volume of deallngs on tlie Stock
Exchange, though there was evldent sup?
port for the steel shares which wero of?
fered In lnrge quantltlos-Nlne wltnessea
heard in Tlllman trlal, though court was
adjourned earller than usual on account
of slckness of one of the Jurors and n
deslre to avold taxlng hls strength moro
than was necessary-Russla Is suld to
havo glven notlce that she wlll never
ovacuato Manchurla untll Chlna has ac
ceded to all of her demands-Several
membors of President Roosevelt's Cnbl?
net nre to go on electloneerlng tours In
the Stntes where thelr need ls the great?
est-Klng Poter of Sorvla, convenos hls
flrst PnrliHinent-Four men aro kllled n
n wreck on tho Knnsas-Southei n Rail?
way-Another crank arrested In tho
Whlte House nnd tho watoh over tho
?-?nfety of the Presldent is belng carefully
kept-Water breaks through retainlng
wnll nt Lnko Unlon, but expedltes tho
work of the government ln constructlon
of thn canal-Remains of General .lolin
son are lnld to rest In hls natlve Mary?
land soll wlth Improssivo ceromony?
Wbltney'a Stulwnrt wlns the Champagno
stakes nt Morris Park-Boston takes nil
other gume in the champlonshlp serles
wlth Plttsburg Natlonal League "?,.m--?
SeriOUH charges made ngalnst Charles M.
Bchwab in connoctlon wlth sale of tho
Hethlohem steel plant to tlio Unlted Stnte.s
Khipbulldlng Compnny, and tho manage
ment of the company-Nogio ln Toxns
ShOOtS into mob which purposed flogging
him, kllllng one mnn nnd injurlng nn
other-Unlon Mlno Workers" offlclals
heavlly flned In Tonnesseo for trespnss
ing on Coal Company's property-Strlk
ing rag 601'ters in New York attack glrls
worklng ln tholr places-Flght to deposn
Comptrollor Grout as tbe fuslonlst enn
dldnto in New York to he mado in tho
Board of Lloctlons instead of lu tlie
KING PETER OPENS
(By AsBocIulprl Prens.)
BBLGRAD.I-J, SBRVIA, Oct. 7.?Klng
poter opened tho 1'nrllnment thls morn?
lng. In tlio speech from tlie throne hls
Mnjesty dwelt upon ..rvin's frlendly re
lntlons wlth nll tho powers, especlally
the nelghborlng States, whloh ho In
tensely deslred to bo maintnlned, Ro.
ferrlug to Macedonln, Klng Poter snld ho
lioped tho roforms would bo carried out
and penco bo prcsorved.
Tho Klng urged Fnrilitmont to work
for tho commercial and flnanolul ad
vancement of Sorvla. Tho speech wua
Church Hill Phvsicians.
The Church Hill Medical Association
wlll meet at 8 o'clock thls evening at
the resldence of Dr. si. J, Opponhelmer,
The leader of the tiiscusslon will bo Dr.
ii. U. Tullul'erio.
Got Three Prices for His
STORY AS TOLD BY
D. LEROY DRESSER
Trust Company's Presldent
Alakes Some Dbclosures.
, SAID TO BE MISSING
Witness Said He Had Been Given Au?
thority lo Borrow $4,000,000 on
Cred.t of the Trust Company,
but Had No loea that the
Transaction Was a
i Criminal Offense>
(By Assoclated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 7.?Ono o? the most
Interestlng Btatementi ln connectlon wltli
the formation o. the lll-fated Unlted
States Shlpbulldi'ng Company, told by D.
.Leroy Dresser, ln lo_al proceedmgs to
day, was that after a pool o? two r.un
dred thousand preferred and two hun?
dred and llfiy thousand common stuck.
hiad been placed iu Uio hands of Harris,
Gates A; Co., it was agreed that none of
thls btuck cuuld I?o jiiaikutod until twen?
ty-flve thousand preferred and twenty
flve thousand comrnon, owned hy J. P.
Morgan _ Co., and seventy-livo tnuusajid
of eaoh klnd, owned by C. M. Schwab,
Iiad flrst been sold.
Mr. JDressor told also of his original
agrcement, as presldent c. Uie Trust
_...._iai..>' 01 Li.e liepuui.c, to uutaJn tne
underwriling of $3,0O_,000 of Unlted _tates
Slupouildiiig- Company stoek, how thls
v,as Increased lo H.7.0.UU0 by the fallure
of the Frencb subaQiibers to pay up; how
Alr. Schwab came lo otler his BeiiiiC-hera
works to ,th6 shipbuilding company and
how J. P. Morgan -c Cu., then came into
.Mr. Dresser, who took the stand at the
openlng of the hearlng, testlfled that he
had no wrltten statement a_ to the values
of the plants ln the company, when h<*
uriderlook the under.wrltlng, but Uiat
Lewls Nlxon and John W. young laid
made oral representatlon..
The MeicUnulo .;_.-i company, he was
told by Colonel McCook, secured the rest
of the underwrlUng, prlnclpally ln
France. The Trust Company of the F.e
public, ,Mr. Dresser sald, luid framed
the prospectus of June, 1902, offering tho
bonds to the publlc, tho trust company
taklng the informatlon contained ln lt
from the flrm of Alexander & Green,
counsel, and Klddell & Common, account
ants, wlthout Invcstlgatlng any of the
Btatements made by them.
The purchase of tho Bethlehem steel
works for tlie .shipbuilding co'mp.i y aa
Ihen dlscussed, Mr. Dresser statlng that
tho overtures for the sale of the steel
company hnd heen made by Charles M.
Schwab, who said ho owned nearly all
the stock of the Bethlehem Steel Com?
pany, and that, becauso of its armor
n-aking capaclty, he belleved the company
would do betior wlth the shlpbuildlng
than wlth tho Unlted States Stc-el Corpor?
atlon. Mr. Schwab, accordlng to Mr.
Dresser, sald he wanted $9,000,000 cash
r,?. v stock and submltted reports which
showed that It cost him more than $7,
000,000 and was earnlng $l,-I5O,000 a year.
HAD NO CASH.
"We told hlm we could not trade on a
cash basis," sald Mr. Dresser, "because
we had no cash, and ho said he would
take $10,000,000 in bonds nt 90 for tho
$9,000,000. Thls was ngreed to. the nr
raiitfoment nlso provldlng that he was
to recelve wlth the bonds a stock bonus
of J9.000.000, ench of tho common nnd
proferrc-d stock of the Unlted States Shlp
billldlhg Company, Mr. Schwab statlng
THE WARD TO BE
NAMED FOR HENRY
Ordinance Committee Makes
but Few Changes In tlie
The Commltteo on Charter, Ordinance.
and Reform rnet last nlght nnd consid
ered tho plan for redlstrlctlng tho clty
lnto wards for several hours, nnd flnally
decided to recommend practlcally tlio
same pi,..i heretofore ndopted, excopt thnt
tho now ward wns nnmed "Henry," In
stead of "Stuart," and tho linos moved
in some immaterlal resperts. Captaln
Morgan H. Mills nnd Councllniaii Phll
Sliea mado a Buccesaful flght to hnvo
the eastern houndary of Jefferson ward
made Twonty-sixth Stroet straight
through to tho rlver, Instoad of branchlng
off lnto Twonty-suventh, as heretofore
pioposed, nnd tnero wero somo other
Aldorman Marx Ounst mndo n. strong
flfiht to keep hls frlend Mr. Joseph 1..
J.0vy, at presont n flro conimlssloner In
Monroe Ward, hut tho commlttee took
the opposite view and ndliered to its
The plan, aa recoinniendod tn Iho Coun?
cll, will bo printed at onco, nnd tho enm
niliteo wlll nsk Presldent Bloomborg to
order a called moettns of tho councll for
m-xt Monday nlghl to conslder lt.
lt ls proposed that the plan shall be
como effeclive on January I, 1901. Alrlor
uien 1'lfi-k, Hahen and Donnhur mado a
atrnng llght to niaininlii Jat-ksuu Ward
tnla_tt but fail.d. -
that $2,000,000 of tlio stock was to go to
J. P. Morgan & Co.
For tho Htonk of tho Bethlehem Com?
pany, Mr, Dresser sald thoro was really
glven $10,000,000 |n lionds, $9,000,000 in com?
mon stock and $9,0110,000 In profeirod.
There wns some tnlk of pnollng thn
stock of tho shlpbuildlng company, he
sald, Mr. Schwab Inslstlng that nll tho
Ktnck ho held untll hls, nnd Mr. Mor
gan's had been put on the market.
After recess Mr. Dresser sald Mr.
SshWdb told him he belleved tho flhlp
bulldlng compnny had n great rutiire, nnd
that he would bo willlng to put $2,000,000
moro cash Into the business lf neces?
Mr. Dresser said he belleved untll after
the purchaso nf the Bethlehem stock wns
mado, that Mr. Schwab owned nll the
stock. Mr. Schwnb, he snld obtalned
control of tho ghlpyard company by got
tlng men on the board frlendly to tlio
Schwab Interosts and gettlng rld of those
opposed to hls Interosts.
Mr. Dresser snld he had heard that an
Importnnt onn'olope eontnlnlng matter
needed In thls suit hns been mlssed from
the fllcH of the Trust Crrnpany of the Re
pnbllc, but deelared thnt he had nothlng
to do wlth the abstractlon of thoso
ln cross-examlnatlon. witnoss snld he
understood thnt he was glven nuthorlty
to borrow $1,000,000 on the crcdit of tho
Trust Company of the Republlc, and thnt
he had not been advlsed that It was a
crlmlnal offense nor dld he know it.
Stocks and bonds of the shlpbuildlng
company, he belleved, wore accepted as
securlty for the lonns he made to put
tho deal through. The $4,100,000 borrowed
from the banks ln which lt had been de
poslted by Mr. Perklns, of J. P. Morgan
-i Company, was crodlted to tho shlp
At tho re.uest of counsel for the shlp?
buildlng company, the hearlng was post?
poned to Octoher 13th.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
VOTEDMAJORITY OF STOCK
(By Assoclated Press.)
LOUISVILLE, KY? Oct. 7.?Tho cast
lng by Mr. Walters of the vote of the
Atlantlc Coast Llne holdlngs was awalt
I ed wlth great Interest on account of re
i-ently publlshed storles to the effect that
the Blump In Loulsville and Nash'i-ille
was due to the Atlantlc Coast Line dls
j posing of a part 'of its Loulsville and
Nashvllle stock. These fears were set
at rest when Mr. Walters voted 30f>,000
shares, the full amourft secured from
tho Morgans after the Gates raid. The
totap number of shares represented at
the meeting was HS,4S6.
BOSTOCK MAY WINTER
IN RICHMOND AGAIN
Mr. J. Francis Mlller. advance agent
of Bostoeks shows, ls ln Uie clty, and
whllo ho will not say so, lt is understood
that ho ls here for the purpose of look?
lng around for comfortable wlnter quar
ters for the anlmals of hls chief.
Mr. Bostock himself Is now in Europe.
but wlll land hero In a few weeks, and it
Is loarned that he proposes to go lnto the
breeding buslness and de^lres some stock
farm for the purpose, near Richmond.
He wlll also probably select Rlchmond
as the placu for wintering hls anlmals
A.RS. BEN. R. TILLMAN
HURT IN RUNAWAY
(By Assnclnb-rt Prer.iO
TRENTON", S. C. Oct. 7.?Late yester?
day, whlle drlving from Trenton to her
h( me. Mrs. Ht. R. Tlllman, wlfe of Unlted
States Senator B. R. Tlllman, and her
son, were thrown from the buggy by U'.e
horse runnlng away. Mrs. Tillman and
her son ixnh sustained severe gashes on
their faces. hut physlclnns state that thelr
Injurles aro not serious.
TO GO ELECTIONEERING
(By Assoclated Press.)
"WASIIINGTON, D. O. Oct. 7.?Several
members of the Cabinet, includlng Sec
retaries Shaw, Moody and Wilson, wlll
particlpate in the campalgns progre-sing
in the several States. Secretary Shaw
leave to-morrow nlght for Ohlo, whero he
will speak In many eltles. Ile wlll go to
Kentucky for three days. Secretary Wil?
son also wlll take pnrt In the Iowa cam?
paign during the latter part of thls
NO COADJUTOR BISHOP
(Speclal to Tho Times-DIspatch.)
GOLDSBORO, N. C, October 7.?After
belng in session hero all of yesterday,
tho Couneil of tho East Carollna Dloceso
adjourned at 12:10 thls mprning wlthout
nomlnating a blshop coadjutor, for which
purpose tho Councll was called.
FREAK OF FLOOD
PROVES A BLESSING
Water in Lake Union
Breaks Through Retalning
(By Assoclatod Pross.)
SEATTLE, WASH., October 7.?Tho
hlgh water in Lake Union at fi o'clock
this evenlng hurst through tho dam's re
laining walls at tho sldes of tho flrst
gates at the head of tho government ca?
nal. The gates are stlll standing, but tho
Jlood has eaton a blg channe-1 around tho
lock. Nows from Fromont lndlcates that
whllo lhe daningo to tho work tho govern
irent had already dono wlll ho great, It
is a fact that tho flood of water ls dolng
moro to flnlsh and deepen the canal than
the government could do ln llvo years.
There Is no prospect of damago to other
thnn government property. except tho
pc-sslblo shut-dowii of Lako Union mllls
untll new dnms cnn ho bullt nt tho head
nl' tho canal. Peoplo of Ballard and Kre
ir.nnt are Juhllant ovor tho good work
acc.mpllsp.ed by what undor othor clr
cuinstuncc- would have heen a dostroy
LEFT OUT IN THE COLD
(Spoclal to Tho Times-DIspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., Oct. 7.-The City Ex
ocutlvo Commltteo hold a storniy sosslon
tii-nlght nnd rodo rough shod over thu
iinti-ailinlnlstrntton eleinenl, lefuslng lo
inslrucl the Elci-toral lioaiii to allow tlin
iiiinorlty eleincnt i.pieseiitatlon ut tho
Mrs. Chiswell Linghorne
Expires in Lynchburg.
TAKEN ILL ON WAY
TOTHE HORSE SHOW
Was About to Enter Building
When She Was Stricken.
Borne to tho Home of HerSister, Mrs
John H. Lewis?She Expired With
Hardly a Gasp?The Occur
rence Cast a Shadow
Over the Entire
(Special to The Times-DIspatch.)
LYNCHBURG. VA., October 7.?A shad?
ow was cast over the Horse Show thls
evenlng by a report that spread. rapidly
through tho building that Mrs. Chiswell
Dabney Langhorne had dled stiddenly
while Just about to enter Uio grounds.
The report proved to be only too true.
Mrs. Langhorne and her husband, ac
companiod by Mr. Langhorne's slster,
Mrs. John II. Lewls, left Mrs. Lowls"
home shortly before 8 o'clock for the pur?
pose of golng out to the Horse Show.
They rodo ln a carriage, and on reach"
ing the grounds the party got out of tho
carriage and started towards the build?
ing. tbe entrance of which was about a
hundred and twenty-flte yards away.
They had gone but half the dlstance wlien
Mrs. Langhorne remarked that she was
feeling very queer. Her husband and
Mrs. Lowls took her by the arms and at?
tompted to glve her support, but in a mo
ment she had sllpped down between them
| tn what was set-mlngly o. dead falr.t. Mr.
| Langhorne placed hls overcoat on tho
ground, and on thls Mrs. Langhorne was
laid. Several persons who were near at
hand ran forward to teedi asslstance.
whlle others bosteno_ .o secure tho ser
I vices of a physlclan. In a. short time
Dr. George M. ..Preston reached Mrs.
i I.anghorn'e sldo, and after maklng an
| examination he stated that the best thlng
that could bo done was to tako Mrs.
Langhorne homo us speedily as posslble.
DID NOT REQAIN CONSCIOUSNESS
It was apparent to those who helpc-d to
place Mrs. Langhorne ln a carriage that
her condltion was most alarming. and
they wero convinced that she would hard?
ly llve to reach home. Sho remained en
tli-ely unconscious, and the last sign of
llfo that she showed was a sllght gasplng
tor breath as she was belng borne up tha
stalrway at the home of Mrs. John H.
Lewis, on Court Street.
Sho died before she reached the room,
from which less thun an hour beforo sho
had gone in apparently the best of health
Mrs. Langhorne was Miss Nannie
Witcher Keen, daughter of the late Col?
onel Ellsha Keen, of Pittsylvanla county,
a noted Confederate offlcer, and at one
time a prominent member of tho Stato
Senate. It was ln the latter part of tho
war that Mr. and Mrs. Langhorne were
married. Mrs. Langhorne belng at the
time only sixteen years of age. For sev?
oral years of her married llfo she was
a resldent of Lynchburg, but the greatei
part of tho tlmo since the war was
passed by her in Richmond, where sho
was wldely known and hlghly esteomed.
In Lynchburg, and, indeed, in every placo
In which sho ever made hc-r home, sho
won the affectionate regard and admira
tlon of all wlth whom sho came in con
tact, for she was a woman of lovely char?
acter, gentle, klndly disposition and
brlght and engoglng mannors. The an?
nouncement of her sudden death wlll
carry sorrow to tho hoarts and homes of
the hundreds who know and loved her
and who rognrded her as a slncore frlend.
WILL BE BUR1ED HERE.
Before she left for lhe Horse Show
last nlght she seemed to those about her
to bo moro beautlful, happler and nloro
cheerful than ever, and no ono who
could have seen her would havo dreamed
thnt her life wns drawing so near to
Mrs. Langhorne was a devoted member
of the Eplscopal Church.
Besldes her husband Mrs. Lnnghorno
ls survlved by tlio followlng chlldren:
Mrs. T. Moneuro Perklns, of Rlchmond;
Mrs. Charles Dana Glbson, of New York;
Mrs. Reginald Brooks, of New York;
Mrs. Nnnnie Langhorne Shaw and Mlss
Nora L. Langhorno; Mr. E. Keen Lang?
horne, Mr. Harry Lnnghorno nnd Mr.
Wllllam H. Langhorne.
Wlille no nrrangemonts have yet beert
mado for tho funernl, It ls stated that
tho romalns wlll be taken to Rlchmond
ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY
WHILE WITH SWEETHEART
WINCHESTER, VA.. Oct 7.-J. S.
Sneeden, a natlve ot Wllmington, N. C,
who hns been travWIng for thn luMnl
ment house of J. Y. Mason and Company,
of Staunton, ls ln Jall hero charged wlth
stealing sixteen dollars from liis fplonfl,
Managor J. B. Osborno. whlle. thoy wol'O
stopplng at Iho Baldwln House, ln thls
Sneeden was arrested ut Mlddloluwn
whllo In compnny-wlth hls swoethi-nrt.
lio denles the charge nnd snys ho was
robhod of money.
WARM CRITICISM OF
NEWPORT NEWS COUNCIL
(Speolal to Tho Tlmcs-nispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., Oct. 7.?A. C.
Peachy, Republican cnndldnto for Stato
Senate from ihls dlstrlct, to-dny poured
hot shot into tlm Newport News niuii.c
ipal government. lio deelared thnt u
pnvlng prrunolur hnd told hlm tluit tho
Newport Nows Ciiiincll wus the lii-jho-U
prlced set of rusials that ho ever came
ln coniact wlth. ...
Mr. rvnehy's platform coinprlsos n plmk
oppnslng the expendlture of Kmie money
at the St. Louls aml .InnioHtown Kxpu
ultiniis. II" predlcts tlmt Vlrgluiu wlll
_o a .lopubllcun Stuto wlthln threo years.
CRANK IN THE WHITE HOUSE
SENT TO INSANE ASYLUM
(Hy Assoclated Press.)
WASHINGTON. Oot. ".-John Dccker.
of Norwlch, Conn., who evldnntly ls a
?mochnnlc, nbout thlrty-four yenrs old,
entered tho Whlto Houso soon nfter
tho doors Wero opened thls mornlng.
Tho omclalB thought from hls actlons
that ho wns a crnck and arrested hlm.
I.o wns not nrmcd nnd made no reslst
nnco whon placed under arrcst. He wna
turnod over to the pollce. Decknr was
oxnmmed later In tho day, prononnced
lnsatie, and wns removed to the gov?
ernment lnsnnc asylum.
Said He v, as Going Away.
(By Assoclated Press.)
NORWICli. CONN.. Oct. T.-.Iohn?
Dockcr, who ls supposed to ho tho man
under nrrest In Washington, has boeD
employed for tho last two yoars at the
fnctnry of the Thatnes Arms Company.
Ho hns a brother Henry, who nlso wofts
In tho fnctnry. John Is unmarrled.
At the ofilce of tho factory it was sald
tha John Decker camo here yesorday
mornlng dressed In hls Sunday clothes
nnd announced thnt bo wantod to glvo up
hls Job, snylng ho wns going away. He
wns pald off and left. As far ns cnn he
loarnod he snld nothing nbout whcrO ho
wns going. The nmnnger of the Thnmes
Arms Compnny snys that whllo Dockcr
wns pecullnr nnd wns not oonsldered par
tlcularly brlght mentnlly, ho nover showed
any slgns of vlolenco.
The Accused Slayer of A. L.
Isbell Sent to Grand Jury.
IS ONLY CIRCUMSTANTIAL
A Number ofWitnesses Introduced and
Testimony Consldered Sufficient to
Justifythe Holdlng of the
Young Man for Trjal.
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHARLESTON. KANAWHA COUNTY,
W. VA., Oct. ".?Frank B. Llchllter, aged
nineteen, of Staunton, Va., charged with
tho murder of A. L. Isbell, of Atlee, Va..
whoso body was found ln a car of watcr
melons shlpped to thls city on September
4th last, was arraigned to-day beforo
A number of witnesses were Introduced
by the Stato.
All of the evidence was clr
cumstantial, but the magistrato con?
sldered It of sufficient lmportance to Jus
tify hlm in holdlng Llchllter for the
meetlng of the grand Jury ln Novem?
ber. . .
The murder ls supposed to hau'e oc?
curred at Handley, W. Vn? twenty mlles
east of thls clty.
Isbell was last seen allve at this place,
and Llchllter was wlth him at tho time.
The car of melons of whlch Isbell was
ln charge was shlpped to thls clty Sep?
tember _th, and remalned ln tho yards
four days beforo tho dead body was
dlscovered In the car.
DEFENDED BY UNCLE.
Llchllter was arrested at Staunton, Va.,
a few days later, charged wlth the crime,
Ho wns represented at tho prelimlnary
by Attorneys Curry, of Staunton, and
Llchllter, of Washington. The latter ls
At the concluslon of the .warlng, tho
young prisoner was removed to Jnll to
await the meetlng of tho grand Jury. ThQ
nged mother of tho prisoner was present
ln tho court room and appcars very much
LABOR OFFICIALS FINED
FOR ALLEGED TRESPASS
(By Assoclated Press.)
KNOXVILLE, TENN., Oc. 7.?For Vlo?
latlon of an lnjunctlon restrnlnlng Unlted
Mlno Workers' olllclnls from trcspnsslng
on the property of the Tennesseo Coal
Company al Bricevllle, Tenn., Chnncellor
Kylo, at CUnton. Tenn., to-dny fhied
nnd sonteneed tho followlng offlcl-ls:
F. Rice, nntlonul organlzer, who camo
from low.i, flned $400 nnd sentonced to
ninety days In jall; Robert Vaugb.ni,
J00O and soventy days ln Jall; J. H. Say
lors, $103 .ind twenty dnys ln jall; G. 1_
Rice, flned $50 nnd ten dnys ln jnll; -
Andrews, flned $.ri0 nnd ton dnys.
The defendahts uppealed to tlie Supromo
Court nnd mnde bond.
DEATH OF AGED
AND UNKNOWN MAN
Stranger Found 111 on the
Street and Soon After
An aged aml unknown whlto man, of
nppureni respocl.-.billiy, w'us found upon
tho streets of Richmond yesterday lu n
dylng condltlon. Flrst thought to ho
drunk, ho wus lator found to bo suft'er
ing nn Jllliesa that a short whllo uftm
wurds resulted in hls death ut tho Clty
Almshouse. I'P to tho prosent. moment
hls remains, whloh havo boon ombalhied,
The man ls apparently of smiio sixiy
flvo or soventy yenrs of uge. llo was ap?
parently ln good physicui condltlon,
welghlnp, deaplte hls yours, nbout iw
pounds, Hls halr wus grny nnd Ita woro
a gray benrd. Not a scrap of papoi- or
of anythlng e^a ihnl mlght Indloate his
Identlly could bo fuimd on him A thor
ough seaich of lits clolhlng wus mu<lo,
but wlthout success In this direction.
About 11 o'clock yesterday mornlng the
mnn wus found stroiohod ln tho street,
noar Jefferson nnd Main. Tho ntubulunco
wns called but belng out on another caso
could nol come nt onco. Meanwhllo it
was c.oncludod that tho mnn wns drunk
and lie wns tnlu-n ln tho pntrol to tho
Socond Station. A cursoiy oxaminntiun
IWH'Q rovouled tho real condltlon ol tho
man, whlch wns not that ol drunkminoss
but of u dangerous lllness. Tho nmbu
lanco was cullod agulu and thls t'me was
able to respond proimuly. Tho slck man
wnr. taken to the Almshouse, whero bo
dled a bUOI'I Whlle lalcr. Ho wussUIU'l
lug wlth ery-t'iolu_
Flylng Machine Refused Posl
tively to Make Flight.
SOARED DOWN TO WATER
ls a Complete Wreck, and Official State?
ment Admlts that Experiment is a
Manley Gets Very Wet.
(By Assoclated ProRB.)
WIDEWATER, VA., Oct. 7.?The 60
foot steel-bullt flylng machine, tho cll
max of years of exhaustivo study in tho
| efforts of Professor Samuel P. Langley,
secretary of tho Smlthsonlan Instltutlon,
to solve the problem of mechanlcal flight
ln mld-airn was launched to-day, and
tho experimont. carefully planned and
delayed for months, proved a complote
fallure. Tho lmmense airshlp sped rapld?
ly along its 70-foot track, was carrled
by Its own momentum for 100 yards, and
then fell gradually lnto tho Potomac
Rlver, whence lt emerged n total wreck.
Professor Charles M. Manley, who has
been Professor Langley's chlef asslstant
ln the work preltmlnary to tho attempted
flight, mado tho ascent ln the aero
drome. and cscaped wltn a aucklng.
At no tlmo was thero any semblance
of flight, the lnltlal momentum, the
i llghtness of the macnlne and .the sus
talntng surface of the wlngs furnlshlng
the condltlons which account for tho
100-yard translt of tho nlr blrd from the
60-foot clevatlon to tho water. An of?
ficial statement made after the test ad
mitted that tho expenment was unsuc
cessful, but asserted confldence ln the
ultlmate success of the inventlon.
The launching took place at 12:45 thls
afternoon from the superstructure of
tho hoiiso-boat moored in tho Potomac
River, two miles from thls place. Secre?
tary Langley dld not. witness tho fallure
of hls machine to-day, but remained ln
Washlngton, where he awalted t/.e re?
, MACHINE FLOATED.
When all was ready Professor Manley
took hls placo ln the navigator's car,
which wns sltuated closo to tho gaso
line motor. Professor Manley started
tho motor, which worked well, tho rovo
lutlons reaching 1,200 per mlnute. The
blg machine moved onsily along the 70
foot track ln the launching apparatus,
and took tho alr fnlrly well. A flve-mile
breeze wns blowlng, and for a moment
tho machine stood up well, but Its fall?
ure wns immcdlatoly apparent. It turned
gradually downward. The decllnatlon
was so posltlvo that Professor Manley
saw nt a glanco that but few movemenLi
nf tho second hand of the stop-watch
lio woro on his loft kneo would be re
corded beforo both ho and tho seientlflc
| shlp would bo floiinderlng in tho waters
of tho Potomac. Just neforo tho ma?
chine struck tho wnter no shut off hls
motor, which had worked ndmlrably nt
the outset. Tlio machine disappeared
i beneath tho waves, hut only momen
I tarlly, Tlio five conical-shaped floatu
I which hnd beon dlstrlbuted about tho
machlnn to prevent lta sinklng performed
thelr functlons nnd the machine soon
appenred above tho water.
It was a moment ol gravo nnxloty for
(Continued on Second Page.)
F1GHT WITH OTHERS
Rag Sorters Practice Thelr
Professlon on Clothes of
Those Who Tooktheir Jobs
(By Assoclated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 7.?Twenty-flve strlk
ing glrl rag sorters, formerly employed
ln tho factory of Stolnberg Hrothors, ln
Flrst Stroet, nttackod tlio flfteen glrls
who wore employed ln thelr places us
the latter wero ahout to enter tho factory
early to-day. I.ncnurnged by 1,000 specta?
tors the rlollng glrla tore tho clothin.
of tho workera and pummclled them wlth
tholr flsls. Ono glrl, suld to b0 tho rlng
leador, was arrested, Tho strlkera had
been out threo weeks.
Emma Scliwurtz, 11 - glrl nrrostod, wns
arraigned lu court aud diaoharged wlth
FRANK SHERMAN IS
NOW IN RICHMOND
Mr. Frank Sliorman, formerly of Wasli
inp-ton, former pmahonolp yp_k cnifw wy
niKioii, formor phamplon pool player of
the world. Is now connected wlth tho
Tuxedo pool piulois.
Mr. Slu-i'iiinii has tho record of hnvliu.
defeated all lhe noted pooj players of
thls country nnd Europe, and has u re?
cord equalled by none.
Two years ngo he, held llu- chaiuploii
slilp, luivlug dofoulod all oomers. Last
year he dld not eulor tho chumplonsliip
truirunmnnt, but retalna all tbe honms
that go wltb it.
lii-iealli-i- he will glve i-xlillilllun kiiiiu-s
uighily at the Tuxi-du. He stand* tt4iujy
IU '-Hi-r' WO' _A-J>-^?-^'ini'-i ?
The Lie is Passed in
Mr. DIggs Explains How Ho
Voted at That Time
Mr, Diggs Says Mr. Saunders Offered
to Secure Him a Seat Thereby in
the Constitutional Convention
if He Would Put Up $250.
Mr. Saunders Says the
Statement is False.
Tho feature of tho meetlng o_ the Com-.
mltteo of Munlcipal Investlgatlon at the
Clty Hall yostorday aftornoon was the
colloquy botwoon Mossrs. Isaao Diggs and
Clydo W. Saunders, tho former testlfylng
that tho latter had trlod to Induce hlm
to run for the Constitutional Convention,
offerlng- hlm tho lnducoment of polltical
Influenco to eloct hlm. Mr. Saunders blt
torly denled the chargo and declared that
he had no polltical organlzatlon. Mr.
DIggs rnade a counter statement ln which
ho relterated that Mr. Saunders had ap
proached hlm on the subject, and flnally
tho eplsode passed off, no blows belng
The other wltnosses were Messrs. W. H,
Zlmmerman, Herman Steln and J. Gar
Nothing statrtling was developed at
tho hoarlng, and tha commlttee declded
to meet agaln on to-morrow nlght at 8
The commlttee was called to order at
?1:06 P. M. by Chalrman John B. Mlnor,
and a quorum of tho members answered
to thelr names. Mr. Isaao DIggs was the
flrst wltnoss sworn. He testifled that
he wns a cltlzen of Richmond slnce 1S99,
nnd was a member of tho Legtslature
from Klng Wllllam and Hanover at the
Whllo a membor of tho Commlttee on
Countles, Cltles and Towns and Its
chalrman, ho was urged by Mr. Clydo
XV. Saunders to bo a candldate for tha
Constitutional Convention from Rich?
Mr. Saunders told wltness that there
was an organlzatlon in Rlchmond com
posed of tho election offlcors'of Rlchmond,
about 300 |n number, whlch, lf put bn
hlnd wltness he could be elocted. Tha
feo named to get the support of the or?
ganlzatlon was J250, which Mr. Saunders
told wltness would insuro hls nomlna?
tlon for tlio convention.
Mr. DIggs, examlned by Mr. Mlnor, sald
that tho lmpresslon made upon Wb mlnd
was that lf Mr. Saunders had such an
organlzatlon ho could do what ho sald,
nnd further that hls offer wa. a cor
Mr. John Gnrland Pollard waa next
sworn nnd ho testifled substantlally ln
corroboratlon of what Mr. DIggs had
sald and hls testlmony wns nlong the llne
thnt Mr. DIggs liad repeated tho conver
sntlon to wltness.
Mr. Clyde W. Saunders was sworn and
donlod that ho hnd told Mr. DIggs he ha_
any polltical organlzatlon in the olty.
I?-i denounioe. tho statoment of Mr^
DIggs as a inallclous fnlsohood.
"Thnt ls a llo out of tho wholo cloth."
snld the wftness, In n.nswcr to a ques?
tlon by Mr. Pollard, as to whother Mr.
DIggs hnd beon promlsed condltlonal sup?
port of the wltness. Ho snld he would
not havo supported a mnn who had been
ropudln.ted by hls poople. When asked
what ho nieant, ho sald he understood
Mr. Dlggn had promlsed to support Gene
rnl Loo for Unlted States Senator atut
hnd supported Mr. Martln. Wltness de?
nled that he hnd ever received a dlme
from any candldlato for offlce though
ho lind dlstrlbuted money for Mr. Swnn
son In 1!W1.
Mr. DIggs resttmed tho stand aiid sold
ho hnd not appeared of hls own accord,
hut ho doslred to relterate all he hnd
formeilv sald, desplte Mr. Saunders' de
HOW Hl_ VOTKD.
Wltness now told that he enst three
votes for Qeneral Lee ln tho caucus a.nd
on tlie othor threo ballots he dld not voto.
Ho wa-. sorry, ho hnd not voted on all
ballots nnd wns sorry he had not always
voted for Senator Martln.
Ho stated that hn hnd never beon re
pudlated hy M? pooplo nnd had been
several times re-eloctedi
Hore Mr. DIggs und Mr. Saunders en
gagert ln u colloquy as to when Mr.
DIggs wns asked to support Mr. Saund?
ers ii.s ii member of tho State Commltteo
nnd when Mr. DIggs left the stand, Mr.
Saunders relterated that he had told the
whole truth about the matter.
Alderman w. H. Zlmmerman testuied
that he hod vislted Mr. Steln nnd askeil
hlm to vote for the propositlon of th*
Tractlon Company to go on Main Stroet
and that tho Inttor had iigie**d to th*
propositlon. Uo thought Mr. Steln was
an hotlOBt mnn nnd ho had no rcison now
to pliatlge hls mlnd.
Councllman Steln nwore that he had
always been a Tractlon ndvocato nnd
thnt though he had been Offered Ji.Ooil
ln gold, ho would hnvo voted tho way
hc did, beoause he thought tho peoplo
wanted tbo Tractlon Compnny to go on
MR. I.OBKRTSON ON.
Mr. john 0, Rotjertson, of Manchester,
was now put on and examlned by Chair.
man Mlnur. lie sald he knew of the
spendlng ot no money ln Miy franchiso
flghts In Rlchmond.
Thore bad been rumors ln tlie alr, hut
the Wltness COUld I10t speak Of them pf.
his own Knowledge.
Wlinc.i Mi- how lu Uie org?nl_alon of