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RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.-Forecast for
Frlldav nnd Sntiirdny:
Virginia?Warmer nnd partly cloudy
Friday. Saturday fair; frcish we.it winds.
North Caroline?Fair, except pi owcis ?
the coiRt Friday. Saturday fair; ?resh
The middle portion of vesrtordny wns
G',G"1' L'"1 0R H.o f'"y wore ?n the me cury
roll. There wa? a drop of nearly twenty
degrees between 8 P. M. and midnight,
letter It roso a few degree?.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER
t ?. M. 61
? G. M..'.......07
? P. M.f..fi7
fl P. M.49
Ili midnight . D?
Highest temperature yesterday. C9
l>iw?st temperature yeelofday.?3
Moan temp?rature yesterday.....iti
Normal temporil tur? for NovonVer.j... r;|
Departure from normal tr>mreraturo.... <G
Precipitation (.luring pastai hour?. ?
November 13, 1003.
Sunrises.0:1? I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets.BlOO ( Marntnj.11:28
Moon rises.12:11 | Even ng.........
Bill to repeal the Barksdale pure elec?
tions law; coinmltti.-e to consider the mat?
ita- Thursday-Legislature not yet agreed
how to proceed?Destri ? t.?n of the ro
moval of the remains of l'tes.dint J mies
Monroe-Ortlcers elected by the Grand
Commnndery. Knights Templar?Big
meeting of the Sbrinerei leading momi'e.s
from Baltimore here?--Good foo -b 11
K?me at Broad-Street Park to-morrow
United StaLes Hag to be raised over t o
Chesterfield Flats-President of Waslv
i'.ton ?nd Dee tolls of conditions In Lex?
ington-Sonali.? nppo.nts a steering com?
mittee?Society for the Prevent.on of
Cruelty to Children meet-Little S nph
? ?n Mason discharged In Police Court
Notable weddings .? here yesterday?
"Yank" Johnson Is acquitted-A Conf d
crate veteran found dead In his bed in
Fulton-Assembly and band concert at
the Seventieth Regiment Arm.ry last
night-Meot.ng of the Railroad Club nt
MurphVs Hotel-Meeting of the 1 quor
dealers-v.ork of Uie United Sia os
Court-State Supreme Court proceedm.s
-Names of children who won prizes In
Bijou contest?T-Rev. Frank S. Meado ?c,"
slgne-Street car and hack collide with
bad results-Prof. Bates to- deliver
Thomas leotures-Condition of Captain
A. O. Bull van somewhat Improved-M..
John Ryall seated In Boston-Committee
on Water makes a tour of Inspection, a,.d
is greatlv pleased-Former well known
teacher dies of typhoid fover. MAN- |
CHESTER-Change meeting days of .
Councils; observance of the sanitary laws
to be enforced; spur track to lo con
?tructed-Board of Aldermen to suet to?
night?Southern Railway shops are busy
-Olympia Club arranging for a Tl.anks
gtvlng Day sunoor-Runaway boy at
home again-The funeral of Mrs. a hern
to take place to-day?Mr. Charles ?a
rU falls and breaks hl3 arm?? marriage,
Methodist Conference has an animated
.?selon; preacher refused admission; plan
tor cor.duct of tho utchmond. Christian
Aavocaii; resolution in regard to Ran
dolph-Aiacojn; change In Richmond pul?
pits; Mr. Wiley to stay-The Baptist
oeneral Association meets In Staunton
und electa new orncers; report of? Or?
phanage Board?Beautiful tablet un
veiied with' cc.omohy in' old Btahdu.rd
?.i.urchj Petersburg, to memory ot Rev?
olutionary lierowe-Larfte "- meeting ? In
Noriolk in the interest of tne Jamestown
imposition; bevy of congressmen and
John Temple Graves speak?Board ? ??
Trustees ?? OddiFeltowe .orphanage elect
olticers at Lynchburg;,-Gold vein round
on T.out farm-Several warships coal?
ing In Hampton Hoods lor a run
boutn?capi. Martin on trial for mur?
der .n Isle of Wight and will plead tem?
porary Insanity-Number ot election
conteste In the several counties'?A
great mass meeting at Nono.k, which
insures tne holding ?? Jamestown Ex?
position; forty thousand suuscriocd; Jonn
.empie G.aves and e.even congressmen
???e<??,-1? u? in Torpedo Doat destroyer
under the ammunlilon store on board; of
ncers and men light flames desperate?
ly?DO-rd of 'trust?es of Kandolpn
-lacon elect W. 8. Brown secretary and
treasure.-'Unsuccessful attemjA ot
game warden to etiiorco new game law
in Frederick county.
Raleigh Jury award a verdict of three
thousand Ouilars damages against thu
bcaooard Air Line for loss of right hand
nnd leg; Judge declares It absurd-Mil?
ton Roads sentenced for twenty yoais lor
mniiMiilighter-Seaboard will run spe?
cial train from Raleigh to Richmond
Thanksgiving Day?cnarter for North
Carolina Children's Home Sof.lety
?western North Carolina Conference at
High Point henis some excel.enl ad?
di i-saes-Col. W, T. Blackwell, of Dur?
ham, dead-Tho Wets win In Salis?
Ftock market closes not much above
thP lowest, alter a day In which Penn
p).va<.la sLocks had been hammered un?
mercifully-Senator Bailey selected by
democratic Steering Committee for place
on the Finance Committee, Mr. Gorman
desiring some other placo as a position
on that comrnltteo might cmbar.nss him
in his candidacy for tho Democratic pros?
Lamo introduces a bill for the erection
ol a shaft by the government over thu
gra\e of George Wythe In old St. John's
church yard-Talk of making Indian
? errilo y Into a State under the ntnno of
Jefferson-Democratic senators are dis?
posed to oppose the negotiation of a
i'annl treaty with the new Republic of
Panama?Six persons are Id.led In a
head-on collision of double-header
lrclghts on the Loulsvnle and Nashville
roao-Mascot goat on the battleship
Alabama ents wireless telegraph station
iinti Is greatly shocked on lecolpt of the
lirai message sent to the Interior de?
partment-Panama rovolutJonlsts nro
tnenue.ves surprised at the orderly niun
r.er In which they have succeeded In con?
ducting the now government, and are
proportionately thankful to tho United
?tales, Whloh the Governor calls' tho
powerful and generous godmother of the
new Republic-Another exciting day on
New York Cotton Exchange finds prices
tor the staple still higher at Its close
Mr. Payne Introduces In the House a hill
designed to make the reciprocity treaty
will. Cuba effective-?Discussion of the
nil/llilllty of Reed Smoot .to his scat
in ilio Senate Is again discussed in that
The Committee on Water made a tour
of Inspection yesterday afternoon or the
various Improvements tlmt are going on
In that department, and members express
themselves as highly del ghted. One of
them said last night in discussing the
"I wish every citizen of Rich?
mond could have been with us.
We nie going to r have clear
water surely, and I was most agreeably
surprised lo find that the work an tho set?
tling basin was progressing so rap'dly and
so well, We found the work at the set?
tling basin going on all right, und the
members wore pleased with the condition
of the department generally."
The comrnltteo, with Superintendent
Rolling ami several other city officials,
left the fit y Hull at noon In carriages,
and made a complete tour of all the va?
rious place? connected with the watorl
Employes of Street Rail?
way Inaugurate Strike.
Motormen Finally Refuse to Ope?
rate Cars Without Platoons
of Police for Protection.
TO BE IMPARTIAL
Railway Officials Declare They
Can Operate Their Cars if
Police Will Give Them Suf?
???? Has Back Broken.
One Shot Fired
(?;? AsMclatetl Pre??.)
CHICAGO, Nov. 12.?Constant scene? of
disorder over a district approximately
fifty square miles In extent, resulted to?
day from tne Inauguration of a strike by
the employes of one of the two principal
surface street railway companies In Chi?
cago. All along the lines, wherever cars
were started, strike sympathizers rnade
desperate onslaughts on the crews, be?
ginning at dawn of day and continuine;
as long as cars remained on the tracks.
The tie-up was made complete. .A num?
ber of cars were wrecked, and that no
l.erson was killed. Is no fault of the
rioters. Ono man had his hack broken
and the llrst shot of the strike was fired
at Wentworth Avenue and Went Sixty
ninth Street, where a mob of several hun?
dred persons tried to hold up a train.
Many persons, chiefly non-union street
car men, were injured by flying stones or
splintered glass. Two women were among
Excepting a few dozen passengers, who
had to flee? from the cars, tho 300,000 dally
patrons of the company were forced to
all sort?, of other methods In order to
get down-town and back. v
.. Wllh faces ' and hands bleeding from
the attacks of the strikers, motormen,
grlpmen and conductors, who tried to
run trains returned to the barns and re?
fused to go out again unless the trains
bore platoons of police or patrol wagons
The police confined their efforts to see?
ing that the passage of cars from the
barns was unobstructed, and that crowds 1
In the streets wore quickly cleared. This
-was done under orders from Mayor Car?
ter H. Harrison, whose announced pur?
pose was to preserve an Impartial atti?
tude, taking sides neither for nor against
the strikers or the street railway com?
pany, which, though known as the Chi?
cago City Railway, Is a private corpora?
tion, the lines of which extend through
the south slde'of the city, radiating from
the business center.
Developments regarding the attitude of
the municipal administration hinge large.
ly upon a now official, Herman F.
Schuettler, who to-day, under appoint?
ment from the Mayor, assumed the duties
of assistant chief of police. Schuettler
will bo In direct charge of police arrange?
ments during the contest. Schuettler. Is
the man who tracked and arrested An?
archist Louis Lings after the Haymarket
riot nnd subsequently sent Adolph Leut
gert, the wealthy sausage man, to die In
Continued on Second Page.)
YOUNG LADY DIES
OF TYPHOID FEVER
The Sad Death at the Home of
Her Parents of Miss Susan
The death last night at 8 o'clock of
Miss Susan R. Davies, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William W. Davies. of No, 2521
t,ast Franklin Stre?t, will bring sorrow to
the many frionds of this popular young
lady. The end came after more than
three weeks of sickness at the home of
Miss Davloa had been quite frail for
several months. Some weeks ago she
developed symptom? of typhoid fever, and
tho family physician, Dr. H. XI. Levy, was
summoned, and c'iti everything In his
power to light down the diseuse.
Tho young lady ? was sweet ond gentle
of disposition, to whom her parents were
devotedly attached, und so wero all who
came to knew her well. Situ was a de?
vout communicant of St John's Church.
Resides her mother and her father, who
for muny years was one of the leading
photographers of Richmond, ?ho leaves
one sister, Miss Pearl Davies. The two
sisters wero Inseparable
SIX MEN KILLED
IN HEAD-ON COLLISION
thy Assortii ted Proel.)
LOUISVILLE, K.Y., Nov. 12.-Two
heavy freight trains, ona of them a
double-header, collided In a denso fog
peur New llopo, Ky., on the Knoxvllle
Division of tho Ixiulsvlllo anil Nashville,
early- to-day. Engineers Graves, Connor
and Sturgls, and Firemen Reynolds, Ley
iltn and I-each wero killed, Head Uruke
muii It. E. Hume fatally Injured und
iBruki.-nwn Abner Wlnkler badly hurt.
The trains met on a reverso curvo ut
tho top of (in embankment thirty feet
high. Tho three engines were completely
demolished, and nearly every car of both
traina landed ut the fout of the bill. Fire
scon broko out and liftmen cms o? mer
e-haiidbu uud ooal were destroyed,
(By Associated. Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.-ihe National
Sociological Society to consider tho raen
problem which has been In session hero
since last Monday, and which has ?reen at?
tended by students of tho problem from
different part? of the country, closed Ite
sessions to-day by tho adoption of a se?
ries of resolutions on the subject One of
the results of the meetings was tho crea?
tion of a mixed special commission ot six
members, three from each rnco, to carry
the plans and conclusions Into effect.
Tho threo white member? of tho' com?
missions selected are the Rev Dr. Dean
Richmond Babbitt, of llrooklyn; the Rev.
Dr. Mayo, of Postoti, and George C. Gor
ham, of Washington. The colored mem
bore of the commission aro Jesse Law
son, president of the Sociological Society!
Profossor Kelly Mlttor and Daniel Mur?
ray, of Washington.
Annual Meeting Opened in the
Staunton Baptist Church With
JUDGE MOFFATT PRESIDENT
The Board of Trustees ? of the
Orphanage Report Institu?
tion in Fine Condition.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
STAUNTON, VA., Nov. 12.?The Bap?
tist train made the trip from Richmond
here without notable Incident Starting
with a goodly company, additions were
made at almost every station until by
the time they rolled Into Staunton. tho
long Une of coaches were full and at this
tour, there are probably/ more Baptists
In this goodly metropolis of the Valley
than ever before In Its history. Tho
Board of Trustees of the Orphanage held
Its annual session to-day. The reports
showed the Institution In most prosper?
Thero are now 138 orphans in the in?
stitution, all current expenses met and
the floaUng debts on the institution large?
ly reduced. The year closes with tho
largest cash balance In the history of the
.OPENING SERVTCKS.--...- .-?.
In the temporary absence of Dr. Geo.
\V. Beai,- president. Rev. W. F. Fisher,
vice-president, called the body to. order
and after devotional exercises, Rev. M.
L. Wood, offered the report of the. pro?
gramme committee, which was adopted
unanimously. Then camo the Introduc?
tory eermon by Rev. Thomas J. Shlp
man, of Roanoke, His text was John
x:10, and his theme wae "Christ's Mis?
sion to the World." This, he treated In
three respects?the man, the mission, the
measure. These he discussed with mem?
orable fervency and strength. At the
conclusion of the devotional exercises,
the organlzaUon Was completed as fol?
Dr. W. E. Hatcher nominated for the
presidency. Judge W. W. Moffett, of j
Snlem. and ho was unanimously elected.
Dr. Beale Introduced the new president
In graceful terms and he acepted In an
admirable address. Mr. T. H. Ellett. Jno.
Pollard. D. D.,' J. B. Lake. D. D.. and
Rev. W. P. Hlnes were unanimously
chosen vice-presidents. H. C. Smith was
elected secretary; B, A. Jacob, treasurer,
and J. B. Montgomery, auditor.
The secretary announced the appoint?
ment of H. Theodore Ellyson as assist?
ant secretur>?. Rev. M. L. Wood, pastor
of the entertaining church, made on ad?
dress of welcome, and Rev. E. L, Grace
responded. Tho body then adjourned to
meet at 9 A. M. to-morrow.
CONTEST THE ELECTION
IN ALEXANDRIA COUNTY
(Spedai to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ALEXANDRIA. VA., Nov. 12.-In the i
Alexandria County Court to-day. Mr. W.
U. Varney and Mr. Richard W. Johnson
entered a contest against the election of
Captain Crandall Mackey to tho pos tlon
of Commonwalth's attorney for the coun?
WAS BADLY HURT
His Carriage Struck a Broad
Street Car and Was
Jack Johnson, a carriage driver for
Hayes, the liveryman, was seriously In?
jured yesterday evening at 6:80 o'clock
at Madison and Broad Streets.
Johnson had two colored women in the
carriage and was driving out of Madison
Street, Into Broad at some speed. Just
at the timo car No. l&Q of the Broad
Street lino was going west, Neither the
motorman or the driver had time to stop,
and the result was a collision. The driver
was knocked off his porch and the car?
riage was badly damaged, but neither of
the women wens hurt,
Tho negro driver suffered what may
turn out to be a fracture of the skull,
und his left shoulder Is badly Injured, Tho
ambulance was called and the man wus
taken to the Virginia Hospital, from
which place It was reported lato lust
night thut lie wus unconscious.
The men In charge ol the car wore
Motorman W. II. Jenkins and Conduc?
tor A. C. Lilly.
Those who jjttw the accident tmy It wus
Incidents That Recall the
Plan Adopted for Conduct of the
Richmond Christian Advo?
cate Under Committee.
? MINUTES UP AGAIN
Resolution Requesting the Board
of Trustees of Randolph
Macon to Permit the Con?
ference to Elect the Mem?
bers' of Board in Sec?
tions, One Eaj:h Year.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., November
12.?Out of the peace and quiet of yester?
day was born a series of Incidents that
served In no small, degreo to transform
the Virginia Conferenc& this morning' and
to draw forth some of the old familiar
scenes, stirring and spldy, that were no?
tably lacking at the opening-.
It would be regarded as passing strange
did this great ? body, with Its "factional
lines, proceed-far ,and yet preserve Its
perfect equipoise, and-many were the cler?
ical comments upon the tarrie, goodrhu
mored, busy- first day. The contrast with
last year In Richmond "was so great as
to be the striking feature of the session,
and a large' and deserves! meed of praise
was bestowed upon the distinguished Mis?
souri bishop, who, witjn his fine tact,
.great exocuUve ability "and easy courtesy
and kindness, has -won everything to his
But' to-day the- conference began to
hark back to Jts old tru>.k, and for sortie
tlpje tbo little Cliarlotu&?'.?.lA'hurch might
have been mistaken ior Broad-Street,
Richmond,, a twelvemonth ago. '
Aa yet there Is no excitement, but a
string of happenings, recalling old' times,
lias limbered the brethren up and gotten
them Into good trim fur business.
Nothing that the day produced exceeded
In genuine Interest the rather lively de?
bate preceding the retusal by the confer?
ence, on a divided house', to admit on
trial the Rev. William Henry Keyser,
of Gordonsvllo, an applicant before the
committee at the age of tli.rty-nine. This
minister and layman combined is married
and has six children. "Dellclent In edu?
cation" Is what the adversely disposed
committee reported further concerning
him. An abortive attempt was made tu
upset the comm.ttee, but It required a
two-thirds' vote, and the split wan even?
ninety-two against ninety-two. In a
brisk discussion the applicant was" ex?
posed to a running lire that was ably
checkmated at evui y turn by his strong
supporters. An effort to hustle the afluir
Into committee ugaln, because "It would
bo belter for the peace of the confer?
ence not to d.scuss It on the open floor,"
also failed, and the speakers had tholr
say. Messrs. Cannon and Christian lined
up In defense of Mr. Keyset ; Messrs.
Llpscomb, Hank and others against him.
The presiding elder of Charlottesvllle, In
which district the appl.cant works, llutly
rofused to tell the presiding elder of
Richmond how lie was going to vote. He
subsequently cast his ballot against h.s
man. Dr. Hank further Intimated "pii
vate and personal" matters In connection
with the case, wh.cb matters he would not
discuss beforo tho conference.
As Indicated, the applicant was refused
admission. The Incidents above cited
were suitlclent to aiouae the very great?
est Interest In the case. This feel.ng was
further accentuated by one or two other
little things that cropped out here and
Advocate Report; Other Matters.
To the surprise of many tho Advocate
report wus read publicly In conference
to-day, and from what can be gatheied
In a momentary canvass of the brethren,
it is of a chariu-'ter designed to aliav
any excitement In this direction. Both
sides seem to be pretty well pleased with
It; Editor Hopu says he Is porfectly sat?
isfied, and he thinks the others are. too,
because the signatures of tho entire com?
mittee are on tho document. Tho report,
which has been set for a special oidor
on Saturday, gives the conferenco a largo
voice In the management of the paper, the
control of which It vests In a ?Publish
(Continued on Seventh Pago.) ,
THE WETS WIN
Ladies Worked at the Polls All
Day Against the Liquor
(Special to The Timee-Dlsputch.)
SALISBURY, N. C, November 12.?
Tho locul option election hero to-ilny
resiti ted In a majority of votes for sa?
loons. 151, U fndltsrodcinf m f mfwy
loons, lfil, and for distilleries, r.2. Tho
election passed, quietly, nil sulouns being
closed for tho day.
A band of ladlus worked at i-aoh pre?
cinct all day, and a continuous prayer
service wae hold In one of the churches. It
Is Btateti that legal action will be brought
io nullify tho election, on tho ground
Uuit It wus nut lesally called, aud cuu
Steering Committee Will
GORMAN DOES NOT
Thought it Might Embarrass His
Candidacy for Democratic
MONUMENT TO MARK
GRAVE' OF WYTHE
Mr. Lamb Introduces Bill Ap?
propriating Money for This
Purpose?State of Jefferson
May be Name Given
to Indian Territory.
Fourteenth and G Streets, N. W.,
Washington, D. C? Nov. 12th.
It Is learned to-night that the Demo
ctralc Steering Committee has decided to
(recommend ? that Senator Bailey, of
Texas, be appointed to one of tho two
Democratic vacancies on the Finance
Committee. It has been a matter of much
doubt as to whether Senator Gorman
would be appointed. When Senator Bai?
ley left the House to take a seat In the
Senate two years ago, ho franktly avowed
his ambition to go on tho Flnanco Com?
mittee. It Is realized, or soon will be, I
learn, that the friends of Senator Gor?
man, In view of his candidacy for the
presidential nomlnaUon, do not wish him
to be embarrassed by a place on a com?
mittee, which, It Is expected, will have
to deal largely with tariff questions at
this session. It Is understood that Sena?
tor Gorman takes th|s .view, too.
It is said to.be the desire of Senator
Gorman to bo appointed to the Approprl
atlonrp-Cemmlttee;- There "Is not at pres?
ent a vacancy on this committee. Two
membors'of tho committee are also mem?
bers of the Finance Committee, Senators
Daniel nnd Teller. It is possible that one
ci both of these may resign from the
Appropriations Committee, and a place
will thus be made for-Senator Gorman.
The remains of Mrs. Monroe, wife of
President James Monroe, will be disin?
terred at the family burying ground In
Orange Tuesday and brought to this city.
They will remain here over night, and
the next day will bo?taken .'to Richmond
und relnterred.Mn Hollywood. Senators
Daniel and Martin have'been Invited to
accompany the remains", to "Richmond as
MONUMENT FOR WYTHE.
Among the bills Introduced to-day was
one by Representative Lamb, providing
for tho erection by the national govern?
ment of a shaft to the memory of George
Wythe. Wythe's gravo In tue burying
ground at old St. John's Church Is not
marked, or If marked the stone Is so un?
pretentious as to be hardly discernible.
Captain Lamb snys he has thought for
years that the national government should
make nn appropriation for tho purpose
of marking the gravo of a man who took
such a prominent part In the formation
of the government In.the early duys. He
called attention to the fact that the gov?
ernment had erected a monument to
Jefferson at Montlcello, and ho thinks
there are strong reasons why It should
similarly honor the memory of Wythe.
Other national monuments on Virginia
toll are the monument at Yorlttown com?
memorating the surrondor of Cornwullls,
and one at Wnkefleld. In Westmoreland
county, marking the site of tho house In
which George Washington was boni.
Other bills Introduced by Captain Lamb
to-day were u bill for tho relief of Four
Mile Creek Baptist Church, In Henrlco
county, and of Liberty Baptist Church, In
New Kent county. The churches namod
were damaged by Federal troops during
the war between the States, Senator
Martin also Introduced to-day a number
""v?ntlnued on Ninth Ptge.)
Tried to Eat Wireless Apparatus
on Board the Battleship
(Sp'uolal lo Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 12,-Jorry. tho goat
mascot of tho battleship Alabama, now
at the Now York navy-yard, has beaten
till digestion records of his kind by eating
a wireless station.
For sevoral days oloetrlclans have been
equipping the battleship with a, wireless
tolcgrapn apparatus, Down a topmast
hangs a series of wire hoops, whU h are
used to catch Ilio messuges flying'in the
air. These, It is said, tho goat proceeded
Just us tho thirty-fifth wlro was eaten,
the experts up at the Sands Street en?
trance of the yard tried to call up those
on board the Alabama. As the dots and
dashes rattled down the goaf? throat and
begun cavorting around In Its stornaih,
the animal uttered nn uncartnly scream
und jumped up and down, while flashes
of fire leaped from the tips of his horns,
from his nose, feel and tall.
Smoke was issuing from Its mouth
when tho electrician discovered where the
system was being tapped, anil tore the
wires from the goat's mouth.
To-day the animal shows only faint evi?
dences of having taken un Internal doso
of electricity heavy enough to have killed.
MORTON F. PLANT
IS MADE CHAIRMAN
(By Associated Press.)
SAVANNAH, OA., Nov. 12,-Morton T.
Plant was to-day elected chairman of the
board of directors of the Southern Ex?
press Company. This Is a new position.
M. J. O'Drlen, of New York, was re
elected president. No change was made
In the board of directors.
T. W. Loary, of Atlanta, wns elected
vice-presld?nt and general manager.
(By Associateti Press.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Nov. 12.~Gen
eral Passenger Agent Anderson, of the
Southern Pacific, announced to-day that
John T. Patrick, general Industrial agent
of the Seaboard Air Llnr>, Is to become
tho chief of tho Southern Pacific's In?
Court Decides That It May Re?
fuse to Sell Its Goods at
NO VIOLATION OF, THE LAW
Acts of So-Called Tobacco Trust
Indispensable to Existence of
Competition and Trade.
(By Associated Press.)
ST. PAUL, MINN., November 12.?The
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
to-day handed down an opinion In the
suit for treble damages brought by Joseph
P. Whltwell, a local tobacco dealer,
against the Continental Tobacco Com?
pany, known as the Tobacco Trust, in
which Judgment Is rendered In favor of
the Continental Company. The opinion
affirms the Judgment of tho United States
District Court, which held that tho refusal
of tho Tobacco Trust to sell Us manufac?
tured product to Whltwell did not consti?
tute a legal Injury, was not an act in
restraint of Interstate commerce and does
not violate the national anti-trust law.
Whltwell alleged that tho Continental
Tobacco Company charged prohibitive
prices for certain grade? unobtainable
elsewhere, and ! attached ns a condition
to the sale of such goods that'Its custom?
ers should hot buy of competing com- ,
panics of the Continental Corni'?ny.
Whltwell. .liad done business with the
company on this basis for some time.
On May 18, 11)02, however, he. refused to
obey the requirements of the company,
and being unable to procuro ? goods else?
where, lie brought an action to recover
treble ' damages under the national anti?
The sole ground for tho action was the
company's refusal to* sell, him goods at
a price which would allow-him to make
a ? rollt on his sales unless ho would re?
frain from handling other goods.
The court suys the action of tho to?
bacco company did not restrict competi?
tion between thnt company and the Inde?
pendent manufacturers, who are tho
trust's competitors, because It left the
latter freo to select their purchases and
to fix their prices and terms.
The court says: "The tobacco company
and Its competitors were riot' deniers In
articles of prime necessity, as corn and
veal, nor woro they rendering public or
quasi public set-vico, like a railroad com?
pany. Each of them, thoreforo, had the
right to refuse to sell Its commodities
at any price,"
The court goes furthor and says that
the acts of tho tobacco company aro notn
Ing? more or loss "man tho lawful exorcise
of their unquestionable lights, which are
indlsponsablo to tho existence of compe?
tition or the conduct of trado."
SLAP IN THE FACE
His Action as to "Open Shop"
so Designated by Speaker at
(By Associated Press.)
BOSTON, MASS., Nov. 12,-Presldont
rtoosijvolt'p untilo and ills acllun In the
so-called Miller open shop case, wore
brought before the convention of the
American Federation of Labor to-day,
when several delegates criticised tils de?
cision not to discriminate against non?
union labor In Federal employment.
The queston camo before the conven?
tion from tho committee on resolution?
In the way ot a report that the "open
shop" Issue bo referred to the committee
of the Executive Council. Tlie substance
of tlio resolution was that the "open
shop," whether under private or gov?
ernment control, "cannot be recognized
by organized labor."
Dolegato j. M. Barnes, of Philadel?
phia, pr?sident of tho Clgarmakers' in?
ternational Union, declared that Presi
dont Ronsovolt's decision was a "slap In
the face" for laboring people. President
1). A. Hayos, of this International Asso?
ciation of Glass Blowers, defended tn?*
President's action. Eventually tho reso?
lution was recommitted to the commit
too from which It originated.
A resolution was adopted urging that
th.3 government construct all Its slilpc
In government yards, on the ground thut
such a policy wis fairer to labor,
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR
(By Associateli Press.)
WASHINGTON, November 13.-The
Liglithouso Board has awarded to the?
Now York Shipbuilding Company, of
I'.'iimluti, N. J., contracts for tho con?
struction of five new lightship? to cost
$82,000 each. One of the ships wll) be used
on Cupo i.oiikiuit Shoals. N. t.\, and an
IvAllUrj; ou lieald Waul?, off Galvestc-a,
A Bill to Repeal it Was
TO CONSIDER IT
Will be Taken Up Thursday AU
ternoon?Ay Big Fight
FOLKES SAYS IT IS
A COLOSSAL FAKE'
The Patron of the Law Declara! <
There is no Danger of Its R?. '
peal?Defeated Members Are j
Thought to be in Favor
of Wiping it From
A strenuous effort Is going to be:mad?
In the present Legislature to repeal tin?
Barksdale pure elections law and It
looks as If the fight over the proposition
will be a spirited one.
Mr. E. C. Folkes, of this city, offered
a repeal bill In the House yesterday, and
later on the Elections Committee fixed
next Thursday at 4 o'clock for Its con?
sideration. The matter will create much
discussion, both In tho committee and
In the two houses, and tho result wllPb?
watched with great Interest.
Mr. Folkes voted for the. bill when .It
was passed, but like many others, he ?;1*
not satisfied with Its practical, operatlon?,
? and desires It repealed because he says
It places a premium on corruption.
MR. KOLKES TADKS. '4'
"The law would bo all right If properly
enforced," . said the Richmond member
In discussing tho matter last night.. "B.uf
It Is a bow shot a head of? public senti?
ment, and wheri nof rJgtdly enforced as ta
all. It becomes a colossal fake.
"Tho honest man observes.lt and his.op?
ponent disregards ??,-and ?is elected by, ?
virtue of Its very ?xist?nce. against
the wishes of the peoplo, and It should.
In my Judgment, bo speedily repealed."
Senator Barksdale, the patrons of th?
measure nt which Mr. Folkes will aim
his fire, does not seem to fear Its repeal.
? ARKSDALE'S. SIDE.
"Virginia people are alwiys fair." said
tho Senator, "and a "Legislature made ur?
of Virginians will notagree to repeal 'a.
pure election bill of their own adoption
until It is fairly tried. So far &s I knowi
except a few Isolated cases", the law hat
g'von satisfaction throughout the Stato,
and you may givo It ur my ?pinion that
It will not be repealed at the present seH
slon, If ever."
Both Messrs. Folkes and Barksdale ni?
determined, and the former will Ikeiy
have a majority of the Eloctlons Commit?
tee behind him In his fight. Colonel R.
E. Loo. Jr.. In the House, and Hon. W. B.
Mcllw'ilno, In the Senate, bitterly an?
tagonized the bill when It wns originally
The fight over tha repeal bill promlsetj
to be a very Interesting ono.
Senate Declines to Give Prece?*
dence to Revision Work. "
Th Genomi Assembly of Virginia yester?
day accomplished little more than'making
some progress In the matter of the method
of consideration of tho Rovis'oii Com?
mittee's report. The Senate refu?eu te
concur In the Houso Joint resolution pro?
viding for double dally sessions and giv?
ing the report precedence of all other
matters, but the action was talien too
late to be communicated to the House.
Tho Senato majority deeded to appoint
a Htcorlng Committee of five members
to have charge of the large volume of
Senate bills reported by the Revision Com?
mittee. This action was taken to expe?
dite consideration of the bills and to Irj
sure tho passage without delay of those
deemed of Imperative Imp?t tance.
The two houses confirmed the appoint?
ment by the Governor of Judge John II.
Ingram, of Manchester, to be Judgo o?
the Law and Equity Court of tho city of
Richmond, choosing him for Judge Minor'*,
Both Beliate and House got to work
on the calendar, tho Snnute pass.'ng on*
hill and tho House two, neither at them ot
special public Interest. In tho House Mr, '
Folkes, of Richmond city, Introduced' 4
bill to repeal tho Harksdnln puro eleo,
tlons law. It went to tho committee,
Mr. Wlekhain offered a bill proposing a,t|
Increase in the remuneration of the Audi?
tor of Public Accounts, Several othet
measures wot e offered In each house.
Senate of Virginia.
When the Senato convened at noon ye??
tei day there were present besides the
presiding oftleer. Messrs. Anderson, Bark?,
aule, iiyrant. Campbell, Cogblll, Dono.
noe, Kord, Guld, Gunter. Halsey Lyl*^
.Minili, Mellwiiine, Moon, O pie. Sale,
tears, simckelford. Shands, Tyler, Walk?
er, Wallace, WatKlns and Wlckharo.
The opening prayer was offerd by Rev,
Kusseli Cecil, D. D.. of the (Second Pre*?
At tills point Mr. Mann, of Nottoway,
moved that the chair lie vacated fot
ihlrty minutes for a conference of Dipo?
??atlc members as to the method of pro.
tetlure In the case of the bills wfueli
uceompuny the report of the Revision
i.ommlllus. The motion prevailed, and
,11? Senate took a half hour's huerml?.
I;pen reconvening the Senate proceed?
...i to the execution of the Joint order
toi 3J:3t) o'clock, the elt'etloii uf u Judge
of the Law iniU Equity Court o? thu cliy
of Richmond. Hut. one person held?
??minuted for the position, and thai
tin? Judge John H. Ingram, of Man
1 hester. all the votes In both houses, 4
tctul of 88, were cast for hlin and he
was declared elected for I bo ununplvtd
? ?ir. Cogitili adkvvi ftu4 the iki.-Ue ,-rauf*