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G?? WANT ADS.
PAO E 8.
TUE TIMMS, FOUNDED 1SSG.
THE DISPATCH. ????????? 1X.7).
WHOLE NUMBER. 16,376.
RICHMON >. VA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.?Fofocoet for
' Thursday and Friday!
Virginia ? Fair Thursday anil Kriday;
wind." shifting to fresh southerly.
North and South Carolina?Fair Thurs?
day and Friday; rrcsh oast winds.
The temp?rature k?opfl tip Its see-saw
movement, During a. part of iJio day yes?
terday It ivas somewhat warm, but last
night tho fnercUry fell considerably. To?
day and to-morniw are cxpoctod to be
. RANGE OF THIS THERMOMETER.
9 A. M. no
12 M. (to
S P. M. 6?
? p, m.en
? P. M, . W|
12 midnight . r,4
Average . r,l 6-0
Highest lem pera turo yesterday... '..fis
Lowest temperature yesterday..">!
Precipitation during past 21 hours.00
October 1T2, 1B03.
Run rl?e.H.fi:X. | HIGH TIDE.
?Sun sets.?:2I I Morning.5:31
-Moon sets.i)-.o3 ] Evening.0:tS
Mr. William Tl. Brauer painfully hurt
by a. wngon crashing against his buggy
Two foot-bull players aro ruled out
Trains delayed by a simili wreck near
Alexandria??Attorney-General speaks of
Hie alleged control of tho Chesapeake and
Ohio and Norfolk and Western by the
Pennsylvania n.? a menace?city Ac?
countant. Carlton McCarthy writes an
open letter to Mr, William M. Turpln
I ?oath of an esteemed young lady-An?
nual poultry show-Ada Ret?an, the
nctrCSS, who played hero last night, not
yet Informed of the death or her brother
-Hermitage Golf Club will not be re?
quired to move Its quarters for the pres?
ent-Work of Revision Committee to be
completed by the time tho. Legislature
menus-Members of the class of l!X)i at
lllchmond -Collego-Gianotti fined and
.tailed for one hour-People favor pri?
mary, but oppose viva, voce system
Championship shoot to-day-Dr. Frazer
writes on negro question-Salt brought
to recover a horse-Mr. W. O. War?
'hen better-Many fair young nurses
graduate-Congressman Claude Swan
xon to take tho stump In Nelson-Rich?
mond man. charged with Impersonating a
secret service officer, to be brought here
to-day-Americans who have been 111 In
' bina recovering-Congress called by the
Southern Presbyterian Church to meet In
Washington November :'.d-Political
meeting at. Hardln's Shop to-night. MAN?
CHESTER-Beautiful things at tho
Masonic bazaar-F. II. Fitzgerald Is
el ven four yoars for forgery-Meeting
? if Confederate veterans-Marriage early
'his morning-Trini on chitrge of mur?
der to-day-Standard Bearers to meet.
Traction engine and corn shredder
Plunge down precipice and are wrecked
In a ravine near Dublin, in Pulaski county
-Woman's Auxiliary of Virginia of the
Protestant Episcopal Church In session
In Leesburg-Enoch Grayson, the colored
murderer, hangs himself In a barn when
the officers get closo on his trail-Val?
uable hors? falls In a thirty-foot well,
but is not seriously hurt-Brilliant gor?
man danced in Rod ford-Contest In
Westmoreland county has been amicably
?cttled and the political situation there Is
now.serene-List of prize winners at the
Radford Fair?-Proposition of dividing th?
Synod of Virginia ably discussed nt Ablng
lon-Murder trial In Amtierst goes
uver to the November term of court-??
inmate of asylum at Wllllamsburp kills
himself In his room In the Institution
Chesapeake and Ohio engine derailed at
Orange and trafilo delayed-White child
found on porch of residence nt Ellerson
-Anti-Saloon League of Caroline active
In efforts to prevent the use ol liquor at
electlonn-InterestinK report of the su?
perintendent of Lhe Western State Hospi?
tal at Staunton?-Mr. 12. C. Kent, of Pe?
tersburg, nairowly escapes serious Injury
from a gas explosion-United Daughters
of the Confederacy In session In Norfolk
-Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
of the Methodist Church meets In Nor?
folk-Junior Order United American Me?
chanics cltooce officers for another year
and close their annual meeting-with an
oyster roast-Great improvements
planned at the Norfolk navy-yard, and
hope Is felt that the government contem?
plates resumption of building war vessels
? here-Many weddings celebrated In
Virginia-B?uo and Grey veterans march
side by side in parade at Winchester
Many accident,-) at negro Horse Show In
Two thousand veterans In attendance
on the annual reunion of Confederates
In Raleigh-Twenty thousand people al
t-tid the State Pair, and large part of
these see tho races-Farmers are urged
to hold their cotton until price reaches
ten cents on calculation thai th?? crop
this, vear is twenty-five per cent, short
Dr. Slclvor has an ordinance passed to
prevent circus being held too near Stato
Normal and Industrial College-Two
linemen fall from a thlrty-fjot pole
Three robbers break Into bank at McCalls,
but fall In their attempt to blow open
tlie vault-Weddings at Greensboro
Virginia, and North Carolina photogra?
ph?, rs In session,
Stock price?; Hlghty nnd close slightly
tinder opening after various up and down
movements; bonds strong nnd steady
Lewis Nixon gives, rather sensational tos.
tlnioiiv in the hearing over the'affairs
Of the I'nltod States Shipbuilding Com?
pany-President 1 lardy calls nineteenth
itinual session of tho American Bankers'
Association to order in s?n Francisco and
delivers an Interesting address?British
Columbians receive" news of the Alaskan
boundary award with feelings bordering
on disgust, and think their Invereste bave
beon saprltleed to diplomatic expediency
?Representative of Mr. Chamberlain In
tills country makes report, in which he
holds timi prosperity of tho United states
I? due in the tai'Ifl!-Battleship Missouri
exceeds her contract for sliced, and Is
very gratifying'to naval officers as well
ns to the officiala of the Newport News
Shipbuilding and Dry-Dock Company, at
Whose plant the battleship was con?
structed.sicknes.s breaks out In Howie's
Rimy and health officers take measures
to teoiilre the,followers of th?: prophet to
Weep sanitary conditions In better shape;
lhe prophet uses vile language to report?
? r.?-. and has his guards remove them from
Ilio meeting-Story published stating
e mounts paid the men who murdered the
King and Queen of Herv?a-Divination
wins tin? .Mercury Handicap ai Brighton
Beach, coming from sixtli to first place
lu last few strides of the nice-W. .1.
Bryan says ho will not allow wife or chil?
dren to receive one ceni uf the bequest
made them by Phi lo Bonnott if Mrs. Ben
nett is unwilling? but that if court decide?
the bequest is lf'K?l he will distribute the
money among educational Institutions,
SOCIAL AND MUSICALE
BY POST A TO-NIGHT
The social and musicalo to be given at
Post A headquarters, Third and Mriln
Stroots, to-night will doubtless piovo a
very pleasant mid Interesting affair.
Tho Ladles' Auxiliary have arranged
lo meet nil requirements In tho way
of refreshments, and ii clever musical
programmo has beep nrrnnged.
All members of the T. P. A. tire in?
vited, and noverai hundred Invitations
have boeri sent out 10 friends of tho
Lewis Nixon Testifies in
OF THEIR FOLLY
Large Expenditures Made
Over His Proiest.
MR. SCHWAB SEEMS
TO HAVE CONTROLLED
The Steel Magnate Told Directors to
Absent Themselves from Meetings
and President Nixon Was Una?
ble to Get a Quorum,
Directors Not Stock?
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.??owls Nixon,
who ?rom ? naval constructor became
builder of war ships and tho president
of the United States Shipbuilding Com?
pany, was the principal witness to-day
at tho continuation of the hearing before
Examiner Henry D. Oliphant ae to the
affairs of the dofunct'corporatlon named.
Ho did not finish his recital, but In
the three honra that ho was on tho stand
he went over muoli of the history of tho
corporation and tho acts of the i#en
prominent In Its history. Ho confirmed
the claim of the bondholders that Max
Pam, counsel for Charles M. Schwab,
had suggested a number of the directors
for the shipbuilding combination, and
said that the proposed expenditure of
,-,802,000 for Improvements at the Beth?
lehem Steel Works had been approved
by tho directors over his protest and
warning that the action might, In the
end. leave the main corporation without
funds and wreck it. Mr. Nixon Bwore
that after this expenditure ivas ajij?
proved he made several attempt? to se
euro a meeting? of tho directors, and
that Mr. Schwab had finally told him
that ho had Instructed tho directors
to remain away from a meeting.
Not Strckho ders.
An effort was made to show that the
directors elected at the suggestion of
Mr. Pam had not been stockholders, but,
like the young men of the Corporation
Trust Company of New Jersey, who
served In the early days of tho com?
bination, had been given shares enough
to qualify, but Mr. Nixon had no per?
sonal knowledge of the transaction.
Mr. Nixon testified that, by resolu?
tion of the directors, passed in December
lnst, Mr. Pani was given a salary of
118,000 a year, which was dated back
to the preceding September. He also tes?
tified that, besides his bonus as an un?
derwriter and the sums paid for the
Bethlehem property, Mr. Schwab re?
ceived a shnre of the promotion money,
part of which he gave to Charles Gates,
of the brokerage firm of Harris, Gates
Samuel TIntermyer, for the bondholders,
endeavored to prove by the witness that
during the negotiations for the purchase
of the const It tient plants no one looked
after the interests of the shipbuilding
company, but that the figures and reports
of John \V.' Young, tho promoter, were
accepted. Mr. Nixon said that no Inde?
pendent appraisement or Investigation had
been made, and disclaimed all personal
responsibility for the negotiations and fl
ncnclnl part of the combination plan.
Misi alinee St-terrfnts.
It was brought out In the testimony of
Mr. Nixon that misleading statements as
to the personnel of the directorate had
been made In the prospectus issued in
June, 1902, and that Young had taken tho
options in his name. According to Mr.
Nixon, secrecy was observed In paying
I he vendors only because Promoter
Young did not want them to know what
was being paid for each plant. There had
been much mystery over the cutting of
tho checks given to tho vendors, and It
is possible that tho explanation of Mr.
Nixon will clear ?t away.
Charles Canda was the only other wit?
ness of the day, taking the stand before
Nixon was called. He testified that the
GUT HIS THROAT
WITH KEEN RAZOR
Well-Known Danville Man
May Live Despite His
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
DANVIhLK, VA., October 2t.-Chiirles
M. I.ncy, u well known resident of North
Danville, attempted to commit suicido this
morning by cutting his thront with a ra?
zor, lie had been suffering from a can?
cel In his face for it long timo, nnd It
ii, thought that this Is perhaps the causo
I'm tho attempt to end his life.
Ile asked his wife for his razor, which
la? proceeded lo sharpen, When the hlade
had become keen enough to suit hhn, It?
plunged the weapon Into his throat on
bulli sides, making jagged wounds. Mis.
l;uey did not know of his,condition until
she hourd tho razor drop on the Moor.
Sho hurried tifllio assistance of hor hus
laml, who begged thai the weapon be put
again In his hands, that he might com?
plete the job already begun.
Mrs. Lncy placed the razor In ? safo
pliiee and scut for assistance. Mr. I.uey
was too weak from the loss of blood to
ii in ke any forcible alienili to ? regain 'pos*
<o?-.-??ii of tho weapon, if? may Ilvo.
Cati?n, Manufacturing Company, for
which $1,100,000 In cash nnd securities was
paid, had ft plant at Cnrteret, N. J.. built
for tho manufacture of car wheels, hut
that at the time of Ita purchase It was
turning out somo experimental work In
motor carriages. It Inni tnado about 100
machines, and employed about forty men.
He said that the plant would subsequent?
ly be useful In connection with some of
the operations of the shipbuilding combi?
Charles M. Schwab and Max Pam at?
tended tho hearing to-day. They came
to bo sworn, but remained Interested lis?
teners to all the testimony. They will tes?
tify later In tho week.
MALTESTA WILL BE
TRIED IN RICHMOND
Charles F Mnltesta, formerly a barber
hern, will bo brought to Richmond to?
day from Now Haven, Conn.
Ho was yesterday at that place bound
over to the United States Court of the
Eastern District of Virginia for trial
upon tho charge of Impersonating an of?
ficer of tho Secret Service Division of
the United States Treasury Department.
It Is ssld that Maltesta secured money
from various persons on the strength of
the alleged representations. Ho was ar?
rested In Bridgeport two weeks ago.
TRAINED NURSES GET
The commencement, exercises of the
virginia Hospital wore held last night l?)
the assembly room of the University
College of Medicine, and the graduating
class consisted of seven nurses.
The evening was a most enjoyable ono
nnd tho exercises were well attended.
The programme was very attractive and
consisted of music, speeches and the de?
livery of diplomas. Prayer was offered
by Dr. Ilobert Strane?, of St. Paul's
Church, and the address, a most attrac?
tive one, was made by Dr. J. N. Upshur.
Dr. Hugh M. Taylor delivered the dl
t lunas ?rid tho badges wero presented
by Dr. W. S. Gordon.
The graduating class was composed of
the following young ladles: Misses Wil?
liams, Cardoza Prltchard. Kcklcs, Clarke,
BrocKcnbrough and Orchard.
NO NECESSITY FOR
CLOSING THE BANK
(By Associated Press.)
MEXICO. Oct. 21.?Leading sharehold?
ers of the. suspended Internat'onal Bank
and Trust Company have decided to pe?
tition tho couit having the matter In
charge, averring that the lluulditlon ws
effected without consultation with 'he
shareholders In general and reddent
shareholders In particular. ? meet ng of
all shareholders will be held here next
Monday to discuss the h tuatlon. A lead?
ing Mexlean. who owns C00 shares, says
there was no necessity of c?o Ing the
bank, as the shareholders would have ad?
vanced money to keep tho concern going.
The suspension has not produced any
fears of a panic here.
FOUR MEN RESCUED
FROM WRECKED STEAMER
(By Associated Press.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. .Sl.v-The si-am?
or Spokane, which aritved to-day from
?cattle, brought four of the survivors
of the wrecked steamer South Portland.
They are Arthur Ravens, second ofllcer.
F. Johnson, seaman ; Charles Blowber
ger. seaman, and Ole Gundei-son, sea?
man. These men were taken from a ruft
by the Spokane yesterday about 147 miles
south of Cape Blanco. The Spokane
cruised about for an hour in search of
another ratt, finding only an empty boat.
Tlie fog shut down thick and she pro?
ceeded on her journey to this city.
? - '
TEXTILE UNION TO
FEDERATE WITH LABOR
(By Associated Press.)
PHILADELPHIA. FA., October 21.-The
most Important action tnkon to-day by
tlie convention of the International Tex?
tile Workers was the adoption of a res?
olution that all organizations connected
with the Central Textile Union, of this
city, should become tiffillated with the
American Federation of Labor through
the international body.
THE PREMIER RESIGNS
FOLLOWED BY CABINET
(By Associated Pre?s.)
ROME, Oct. 21.?At a ministerial rounell
to-day the Cabinet unanimously decided
to tender Its resignation. This action was
taken after Premier ?ZanArdelll had an?
nounced that ho had sent his resignation
to tho King in consequence of falling
MR. W. H. BRAUER
HURT IN COLLISION
A Negro Drives a Heavy
Wagon Against His
While driving along?-Bast Main Street
late yosterday afternoon Mr. William H,
Brauer, Treasurer of Henrlco county and
one of the principals In the political fight
that Is attracting the attention of tho
State, narrowly escaped serious injury
In a collision with a heavy wagon.
Mr. Urnuor was on his way to the
courthouse, and was In the neighborhood
of Twenty-firs', and Mall), when tlie ac?
cident occurred. He was driving to tho
right and was proceeding at on ordi?
nary rate of speed. A heavy two-horse
wagon of Forbes ?-. Co., driven by a
negro, crashed Into the buggy and broke
bulb shaft's, slightly disabling the horse.
Mr. Brunei? und Mr. John G. Martin, who
was with him in tlie buggy, wero both
thrown out and painfully hurt. The
treasurer was Injured on his right side,
but fortunately no bones wore broken.
Ilo will be stiff with bruises for a few
days, but will be actively at work again
When ho collided v'th Mr. Brauer tho
negro drove on raplrlly up the street.
One of the firemen from the engine?
houso chased after him and caught tho
team. The negro salii he didn't follow
lie hud run Into anything.
AND JAILED ONE HOUR
In tho Hustings Court yesterday H, L,
Cheatham was fined $5 and costs for
throwing rock? at street cars.
K. 'Copper was acquitted of a like
charge, and J. Olannottl was fined }20
nnd given ono -|????? iti jail for circulatiug
Improper advertising matter.
Will Not Accept it With?
out Widow's Consent.
MRS. BENNETT WOULD
CONTEST THE WILL
Her Counsel So Staled if Mr.
Bryan Claimed Money.
Says He Will Not Allow Wife or Chil?
dren to Accept Ono Cent if Mrs.
Bennett Is Unwilling, but
Will Distribute Money
to Educational In?
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN. CONN.. Oct. SI.-A* a.
climax of to-day's! hearing on the appli?
cation for the probating of the will of
the late Plv.lo S. .Bennutt. accompanying
which was a sealed letter, which Wil?
liam J. Bryan to-day testified was a
request that he accept wO.uW Juego
Stoddiird, who represents Mrs. Bennett,
declared that If Mr. -Bryan Insisted upon
receiving the fund, she wouid contest
the will. ? Mr. Bryan, in reply said that
not one cent of tho ?noney would ho al?
low either his wldo'or his children to
recclvo unless Mrs, B^nn^tt were -will?
ing:. He, however, did Intend to ask
the court to decide }he vahdity of the
bequest, so that In cose it was declared
legni, he couldi dfsirlbuto the. money
among educational and charitable 'Insti?
During the hearing, Mr. Bryan intro?
duced a mass of correspondence between
h'mself and'Mr. Betyietl from tho year
ISO? to 1900. lie read a number .of let?
ters aloud in order to show that Mr.
Bennett repeatedly made ofTcr^. of finan?
cial assistance to him. ,
Sent him Money.
On four occasions, wsording to the
witness, Mr. Bennett-i^nt' ?'xlm money to
aid him, the amount In all-aggregating
$3.ri00. lie related that In May,.li>0, Mr.
Bennett came to Lincoln. Xcb.; to dis?
cuss the provisions of his will; end told
Mr. Bryan that he wished him to accept
a bequest of ??0,(?X>, believing that he
would need it later A suggestion made
by Mr. Bryan at that time was to me
effect that"If Mr. Bennett so desired, he j
could embody It in a request to Mrs. Ben?
nett, in a letter to be left with the will. ]
He further suggested that the meney be I
loft in trust to himself to distribute
among educational and philanthropic In?
After Mr. Bennet returned oast he
executed his will and sent a copy to Mr.
Bryan of What he said was a copy if
the letter he left with his will for Mrs.
When Mr. Bryan's stntermnt had been
concluded. Judge Stoddard F.tid that the
will -would be contested by Mrs. Bennett,
if Mr. Bryan sought to secure the money,
believing that Mr. Bryan had no equit?
able right to it.
REGICIDES PAID FOR
Story Published Giving the
Amounts Slayer of Servian
(By Associated Press.)
VIENNA, October 21.?A story Is pub?
lished her? to the effect that the Servian
army ofllcers who assassinated King Al?
exander and Queen Praga received pay?
ment ns follows: The Queen's brother-in
law, Mach?n, now commander of Bel?
grade and Danube divisions of the army,
Colonel Mlcsrhltch, recently depart?
mental chief of tho ministry of war, and
two others, $-1,SflO.
Junior officers, from JtOO to $1,000, M.
Avakumovles, for undertaking the leader?
ship of the provisional government, $10,000,
There Is no confirmation of the story.
NEW PKL?IDcNl FOR
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?Following a
meeting to-day of the Northern Pacific
Hallway directors, the following an?
nouncement was made by First Vice
??Howard Elliott, now second vice-pres?
ident of the Chicago, Burlington and
Qultiey It a I In nul. has been oleeted presi?
dent of the Northern ??????,.?: Railroad
Company, to succeed Charles 8. Mellon,
who Mu?s resigned to accept election
president of the Now York, N?w ?a?????
and Hartford Railroad Company, Mr, lil
llott will assume hin duties on the I'-lth
No statement regarding the. Northern
Pacific 'dividend for the rourth fjifttrter
was made. Three dividends, aggregating
five per cent?, havo thus far boon de?
BREAKS A RECORD
(By Associated Press.)
MACON. C?A.. Oet. 21.?Hobble Wal
Ihour, of Atlanta, Inulte th? world's out'
door record for a mile her? to-duy by
ell-cling the mile, in 1 ?10 3-6. The pre?
vious record was 1|3S. Gus Liitvson, In
n motor race against time, covered two
miles hi '-".'S. Wiilthour, paced by I.aw
?on, iliade live miles In 0:tT.
BARRED ADA REHAN
BECAUSE OF HER DOG
Ml?is Ada Rehan, tho actress who ap?
peared with Otis Sklnnor at the Academy
of Music last night, was registered both
at tho Jefferson and at Murphy's Hotels,
The actress, like many other famous on
tho stage, has a canino pet which she
carries with her while on the road. And
thereby hungs a tale as well as a tall.
When Mr. Skinner, Miss Rohan and
Miss Rehan's assoniate. Miss Nelson, who,
by tho by. In a Virginian, first reached the
city they went to tlie Jefferson and In?
scribed their names on tho register. It
developed, however, that, she later went
to Murphy's, accompanied by Miss Nel?
son, while. Mr. Skinner renmlried at the
The cause of Miss Rehnn's change of
quarters. It Is understood, was tho fact
that Sho had a dog with her. It Is well
known that tho Jefferson does not take
guests with dogs, as will lio recalled In
the case of Miss Annn Held, who, a year or
moro ago left the hostelry very much
Incensed because her dog would not be
With Miss Relian, too, It appears to be
a case of "Imre, me; love my dog," for
when she was Informed that, she could not
keep her dlog at tho hotel, she forthwith
removed her goods and chattels and ac?
companied by Mips Nelson, went to Mur?
phy's, Where It seems, the fact she was
accompanied by a dog did not become
Miss Rohan, It will probably bo re
ealled, ?? tbo woman selected by a com?
mittee of artists In 18M as the mo-del for
the sliver sitatile sent to the Chicago Im?
position as an exhibit by tho Siate of
Montami, The selection was made, be?
cause In the opinion of the artist?, Miss
ltehan morn nearly approximated the
Ideal human form than any other wo?
man known to them.
Her real name, by the way, Is C rehan.
for In selecting a stago name sho merely
cut off one letter of the patronymic, and
hau made tho abbreviated numo famous.
Proves Herself Queen of the,
Seas in Speed Trial.
EXCEEDED HER CONTRACT
Vessel's Performance Very Gratifying
to Both Naval Officers and Officials
of Newport News Shipbuilding
and Dry Pock Company.
(By Associated Tress.)
BOSTON. MASS., October 21.?The new
battleship Missouri to-day proved herself
tho queen ol'? the seas In her class In a
speed trial trip over the Cape Ann course,
with weather conditions of a cpnsidcrably
Steaming over a course of thirty-three
nautical miles and return, the battleship
made an average speed of 18.0a knots per
hour, which with tidal corrections great?
ly In her favor, it is believed, will ad?
vance it to 18.22 knots, a new world's
record' for battleships.
The first part of the' run was made
against a strong northwest breeze, which
kept down the speed to 17,64-fcnot?, but
coming back the conditions were more
favorable, and tho thirty-three knots were
covered In one hour, forty-seven minutes
and nine seconds, a speed of 1S.46 knots
The big battleship at one time attained
a speed of 18.75 knots an hour. Tho con?
tract requirements call for eighteen
knots, and a murgln was very gratifying,
not only to the builders, the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
pany, but to the government officials on
Tho best previous record made by a
battleship In the Missouri's class is that
of 'tho Maino, a sister ship, which was
17.9S per hour.
PROSECUTION BARRED BY
STATUTE OF LIMITATION
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.-The opinion
of tho Attorney-General in the case of
Representative Lucius N. Lit tauer, of
New York, Involving the charge of vio?
lation of the statute prohibiting any
member of Congress from making a con?
tract nnd supplying tlie government, with
goods, was received nt. the Wnr Depart?
The opinion was not carefully consid?
ered by the War Department officials,
but from a casual perusal It Is tuforred
that the Department of Justice dyes not
pass upon the. guilt or Innocence of Llt
tauer, but decides that under the statuto
of limitations Littauer Is not. subject to
prosecution by tho Department.
BY SMALL WRECK
A Frei?lit and Passenger
Come Together Near
Trains on the Richmond, Kredeiicksburg
ami Potomac and Seaboard Air Line Rail
I'onds wero delayod almost four hours
last night as tho result, of a wreck, small
In proportions but great In possibilities,
from 'ho best Information obtnlnabln
hist night, no serious damage was done
111 any direction. Scalmani passenger
train No. 81, duo In Hlebniond about 10:30
o'clock, rolled Into a siding ut Marumsco,
about fifteen tulles below Alexandria, and
vent against a northbound freight stand?
Ipg in the sanio place. Tho passenger
trulli "'"s bound south, and probably had
aboard a contingent of lticiunnmi people.
Nobody was hurt,, with the exception of
slight injuries to Hngineur Davis, of
Richmond, One of the engines was par?
tlully demolished, Imi not completely
The chief rpsult of tho accident was tlie
delay of the trains. By tho time the
trucks were cleared and tlilntjn gotten
Int., working shape again, everything was
alioiii four hours lato.
MAYOR HARRISON IS
DOWN ON BETTING
(By A?soclp- ' Press.)
CHICAGO, ILL,, Oct. 21. -Mayor Harri
son gave notice to-day uf his Intention
to stop all forms of meo conisi, gambi n g
and to proceed against tie hand-book ev I.
through tho reVQC&tlQn of llcoiisses of all
.-.ilocins In whleli tint forni of the pet?
ting ov'l is permitted. Mayor Harrison*?
campaign against I onkm kers nolu leu all
forms of horse ruca hnttii g ut nil sca
*ou- and against all interests.
Tragedy Stops Foot-Ball Con?
test In Annapolis.
ASKED CALL FOR TIME
Had Lined Up for Play When He Fell
Over and Never Recovered?Exam?
ination Disclosed No Injury
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ANNAPOLIS, ML., Oct. '.M.-During the
progress of the foot-ball game hero this
afternoon between the Midshipmen and
the Baltimore Medical College team,
Robert B. Lewln, a player on the lat?
ter team, and whose home was In Plain
field, New Hampshire, was seized with
a cardiac syncope, commonly known as
heart failure, and probably died almost
at once, although every means were
taken to preservo his life nnd lie -was
not pronounced dead for over half an
Tho Incident took, pince towards ? the
close of what would havo been the first
?half of the game, but the contest ivas
terminated by order of the Superinten?
dent ns soon as tho seriousness of the
affair became known.
Tho dead youth received no Injury of
any kind Hint could be disclosed by the
most careful examination. He did not
fall during a rush or lie on tho ground
after a tackle, as if suffering from an
Injury, but, on the contrary, had. after
a play, lined up with the. others for
tho next scrlmmnge, and before another
play had started young Lowln asked
the referee to call time and dropped
to the ground, nnd, as far as could be
noticed, never moved again or gnve any
sign of life.
Tho game between the two teams this
afternoon was unusually spirited, but
entirely devoid of any foul playing or un?
necessary roughness. The utmost good
feeling had been displayed throughout
the game by players, and students had
shown an unusually good spirit.
No possible blame Is attached to any
ono, and the attending physicians ngree
that the heart failure was simply brought
on by tho exertion of the game, as it
might have been by running ?r any other
form of athletics.
MR. SWANS ? ? TO
SPEAK IN NELSON
Congressman Claude A. Swnnsoh wired
Secretary JOseph Button, of the State
Democratic Committee, last night that
he would csnicel bin engagement to spca'.c
In Montgomery on Monday, In order to
address the voters of Nelson at Lovlng
ston on thnt day. Congressman Flood
will speak nt Lovlngston on tho .same
day and thero will no doubt be a largo
crowd on hr.-iul to hear them. Tho coun?
ty has always been Democratic up to two
years ago, when, owing- to party discord,
Mr. W. H. Goodwin, a Republican, was
sent to the House. Or. John C, Everett
Is the Democratic nominee this year and
his opponent Is Mr. Goodwin.
AN INSANE MAN
And a Coroner's Jury Cen?
sures the Hospital Man?
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.j
williamsbiiro, VA., October 21
R. H. Bell, ti patient at tho Eastern Stato
Hospital, committed suicide in his room
thli morning by cutting his throat.
Bell, who had tho freedom of tho yard,
probably secured the h?lfe at the dining
Dr. Suutlinll, who has recently luid
charge of ili,? tn.il,- department, unii the
Ihren wind Attendante who had charge of
the pntlent, testified before the coroner's
jury that they" didn't Know ihm Bell
wat?, a suicidal pa I lent.
Dr. CJeqrge A. Hanklns summoned a
jury, anil lifter hearing the. testimony of
the a ? lend 111,:, physician anil the three
wurd attendants, rendered a verdict de?
claring thnt K. 13. Bell came tu jit? death
by moans of a case Unlfe hi bis own
blind, and that a gruve oversight had
been committed h'y tho hospital untimi I?
ties In not giving such Informatimi und
instructions hm would hotter protect R
patient whose commitment pipers :?ii
that he was of a suicidal lemhin y
President Hardy Ad?
dresses Bankers' Assn
TARES GRhW UP IN
SUN OF PROSPERITY
But Have Failed to Stand the
Test cf Time.
ACTUAL BUSINESS ,
BEGUN ON YESTERDAY
California Theatre Comfortably Filled
VNhen Nineteenth Annual Session
Was Called to Order?'?tage
teresting Reports Are
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.. Oct, 21.?The
actual business of tho nineteenth annual
convention of the American Banker*?
Association bogan this mornl:-g. when
tut ?.i:.?a-uet assembled in tho Califor?
nia Theatre, which was comfortably
Tho theatre anil stage were handsomely.
decorated with flowers, evergreens and
ferns'. President Cardwel! Hardy, in
calling thp convention to order, said hi
"The unprecedented prosperity of the
past few y care brought us last fall to u
climax of high prides for commodities
and securities. The same sunshine whicli
brings to Its f?ll .fruition our rich har?
vests also fosters the tares. So, among?
thu substantial edifices of our prosper?
ity have .sprung up artificial commer?
cial structures, which have failed sig?
nally to stand the test of time. Over
sanguine people, some probably, not over-.'.
scrupulous, had been capitalizing and
recapitalizing schemes of, all kinds and
inducing people, with paper profits, to
underwrite flotations which they wero
unable' to carry. Tho booni had gone too
far.-tho natural ponction? oet In, and -a.,
generili hoiisc-cloni'Jng began where, it,
? was" most needed, .In the weeding o?it
of over-capitalization and Inflated securi?
ties. If there 1s any class of mon more
I than others who shoukii never take .spec?
ulative risks, It ?.Is those who are hand?
ling tho earnings nnd savings of otlier^.
and tho- seeking of deposits at higher
rates' of interest, which "can only be,
earned by speculative Investments. Is a
menace to sound banking. Savings.do*
? posi tor.? should carefully shun such 1n?
: slltutlons, of which there are, however*
j happily but few."
On the subject of corporations lie said:
| "In the formation of our? great ludiis
? trial corporation*?, wc have been coil?
j fronted with new and .strange conditions.
j Eliminating those of a fraudulent or fic?
titious character, nearly all of tho'nj
I have been subject to criticism In ?tlio
I matter of capitalization, and the ? weak;
| point with all of them has been the fail?
ure to provide ? reasonable working;
! "There has been a greater creation uf 1
securities in the consolidation of mar.y
oC our railroads than actual values lippu.-;
rently justify, bin the concentration . Of
management nini control has brought
about a stability of rates, which h;*??
created an established value for tb'ir
legitimate securities, without hardship.?
to the patrons of the roads."
prm.tciTY. . -.?
"A word on puliliciclty, as it relates to
all public corporation.-. Sum?? criticism re-,
centij- has been made of the publication of
tlie weekly New York bank statement. ?
uso the incident uivrely topotnt to a moral.
The form and method of making llv.?
statement lias been, nmre or |e,58, a s '.in?
ject of discussion for some time past. 7?
the form and method of publication is nrjt
as accurate'as if aliatile] he, make it
what It should !>??. 1ml <lu pot suppress IL
Hank statement* In g?ni ral, convey f?>
nini Intelligent information .is m ti???
status of the bunks, ami. If the rninn'
publicity from other public corppraijd'.^
could be required, a mont important s?r?
Vico would b? rendered the public,"
Following the roll call, l.ugene L..
Schmilz, Mayor of San Francisco, made
an address, extending n hearty welcome?
to the distbiguishe-d visitors, and ho Wan
followed by Governor George C. t'ar.U??.
Anoihei' nddrosa of welcome was niadej
by .runes D, Phelan, mi liolielf 0? th?
San Francisco hankers,
President Hardy made a brief lespoii-i?
to the messages of good will and hespir'
tillty. and then tin? niootlng settled down'
tu the work for which l? had assembled.
Secretar}' Branch remi his report. un<J
was followed by George 1?'. Ordo, trea:.?
Secretary Branch showed that th?1 pa|?4
rifinheiship ?.- 7.Cti\ with annual duca
oniivimt'iiK tu iii". ;.1>. During thu past
year 303 members were lost through full -
u es and withdrawal, but to offset th?*
loss 1.K?* new members were placed m?
15 F. Swlmiev. chairman of the Lxeeu?.
Uve Committee, in presenting tli? report
nf the council, ?aid that tho main Item
nf expenso of the association arises from
the work nt' tho protection rommllteo In
preventing und detecting crime, and thU
expense exceeds tho Income, Tho cum?
nililee advoi atcil an Increase of dues,
graduated according to capitalisation?
'l'in? plan of rivaling a guaranty a?AOqllV?
Hun whVh wnilUI luiiiibu t.? iiieiubei ?> in
losses, occurring through dishonesty, win
?,nt favored by the Kv cutivo t.'ounel'
? resolution favoring a money urd????
system (or hanks was approved.
Au BtldrevH by L. )'. Ulllyer, cashltip
uf tin? American National Hank, of Ma-.
? un, lia,. ??|?????1 the regiiliir business "?
ih,? day's session. Ulo anjuent win.
"Mm.??,? Orders of Hunkers' Association,*'
Ho pointed mit tli.it the dally iiume.v
order business "f tho government au<l
express companies amounted tu ||,7?D0u(),
.imi udvocatei] action by Hie association
tu se.'iin? .-mi!,' uf the business Of thl?
popular method He said the governinone
would nut feel competition by ilio bunk?,
but held tliat until the money order.- Un
bui -t by bank- could be cashed anywln-r%
Jjttl? progress would be mads.