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None Will be Passed Until the
Cuban Treaty is Out of
TO PENSION LIFE-SAVERS
Ir. Jones, of Virginia, Intro?
duces Measure in Congress
for This Purpose,
The Tlmes-Dlspatch Bureau,
Colorado Bu.hllng, 14th and O Sts.,
Washington, D. C? Nov. 13.
' Although about a thousand bills have
' been Introduced in tho Houso alone slnco
the Congress convened Monday, tliero Is
' but little likelihood of any legislation
amounting to much at the extra session
Until the Cuban reciprocity bill has patsed
the House. The bill will come up Monday,
and it is the (mention of the Republi?
can' managers to have It reach a vote
Thursday afternoon. After that Is out
Of the way there will bo opportunity lor
the pasago of some of tho many bills in
. troduced, though it is not at all cerium
that it 13 on too Republican programme
to allow much leglsiaton at tao uictra sua?
More bills than usual have been offered
by tne Virginia representatives. Some of
them are merely ol luca.? Interest, but
several are of a general charac.er. Kep o
? seniatlve Jones is much Interested in a
b.ll which lie has Introduced providing tor
the retirement of hie savers on pensions.
The bill provides that when a member
of tne life saving bervice has served a
certain nurnLer ot years he may be le
tlred on a certain amount per month or
may serve longer and be retired on a
greater amount, and so on. Mr. Jones,
who comes (rom a section of the Siale
whore the haid work nnd the heroism on
tho life savers are familiar to every
ono, is groaily Interested in the bill.
HEKUlSM Of THE MEN.
"I a.m very hopeful of seeing tho bill
become a law," he said to-day. "(Jongre-s
has recently passed a law providing lor
tho retirement of members of the reve.iu?
ouitoi service, and 1 seo no reason why
It should not arrange for the retirement
of the men who risk their lives in uie
life saving service of the country. Th.it
Is what the life sivcrs are doing all the
time. The. world does not hear much of
the heroism of the men In the serv.ee, a.,d
yet It is displayed at almost cveiy wreck
<.?(! our coasts from Maine to Florida.
It is something expected o? them and the
world pays lltUe heed. The hardships
of the service when there aie no wre.hs
are not gcneraily reailzed. The men have
to patrol the beach all night long on
the watch for signals of distress from
vessels off shore, and the colder and tbe
stormier the night the more v.glant they
have to be. The dangers of this feature
of the life of the life saver is not at all
realized by the public. In a great storm
the topography of the coast may change
In a single hour. Many a time the patrol?
man on his return over his beat ha* sud?
denly found himself In freezing water
over his head, where an hour before, there
was the solid beach. It takes but a few
years of such life to render a man unfit
for manual labor of a heavy character."
Mr, Jones has also offered a bill which
contemplates tbe removal of the custom
house ot Tnppahannock, Essex county,
to Reedvllle, Northumberland county. Mr.
Jones says ho expects there will be
opposition to this on the part of the peo?
ple of Tappahannock, but owing to the
fact that Reedvllle. which Is a flourish?
ing town on the Great Wicomlco. In the
midst of the fish factory section, wh^re
there are many vessels owned, he thinks
the change should be made.
At present the owners of vessels at
Reedvllle have to go to Tappaliannock to
have them registered.
Senator Martin has introduced In the
Senate the bill offered by Mr, Flood in
the House, provld.ng for tho purchase by
the government of one hundred acres on
the battlefield of Appomattox, Including
tho site of the old McLean house, and
the restoration of the old house. Tho
building, which was of brick, was turn
down some years ago by a company
which purchased It with the Intention of
erecting it In this city as a curlosty to
which admission would be charged. The
material Is still on the ground and the
house could be restored to what it was
practically, when the two commanders
sat within Its walls aranglng terms of
the surondor of tho Confederate army. '
AH the members of the Virginia delega?
tion with whom I have talked have ex?
pressed themselves in strong terms
against tha repeal of the Barksdale pure
election law, as proposed by the bill
offered In the Virginia Legislature by
Mr. Folkes. None were stronger In op
position than Mr. Swanson, who is to
be a candidate for the gubernatorial nom?
"I am heartily In favor of th* law,"
At Pan-American Exposition. g
Unlike Any Other!
Tb? full flavor, the deli?
cious quality, the absolute
Purity of Lowney* s Break?
fast Cocoa distinguish it
from all others.
No ?'treatment" with alkalies;
no adulteration with flour
starch or ground cocoa shells;
nothing but the nutritive and
digestible product of the choic?
est Cocoa Beans.
Ask Your Dealer for It,
Right and Wrong
Applies to clothing?same as it does to
everything else?the right kind can always
be bought here??the wrong kind we do
he said to-day. "I believe It would be
very unfortunate to repeal It, and I am
greatly surprised that Mr. Folkes should
have offered a bill of that ohaarcter.
I want the Barksdale law to be In force
If 1 am a candidate for Governor, and
I want the candidate nominated In a
general primary or In a convention.
As to the method of nominating I have
absolutely no choice."
Attention was called to-day hy a Vir?
ginia manufacturer of cigarettes, or, at
l"ast. a manager of a c(gorette factory,
to the rapid strides which the Japanese
'ire making In the manufacture of the
llttlo smokers. He showed me figures
that, while the total vilue of the cigar?
ettes exported from Japan In 1808 was
only .$0fi,243, In 1?02 It was 11,00,1.600. The
exports were chiefly to Asiatic countries.
The tobacco Industry became a monopoly
of the Japanese government In 1SW. A
consular report ,Just Issued says that
Japan carre to be regarded as a market
for American tobacco In iftOB. and since
that time the Imports Into the country
have been steadily Increasing. It would
appear that while the importation of to?
bacco Into Jipan would continue to In?
crease and would thus benefit the Ameri?
can grower, the exports, despite the tariff
duty, might eventually greatly embar
ra's tbe American manufacturer.
Representative Slemp, of the Ninth
District, Is rnnldly catching the gait and
b^ooTi'nc InlMited Into the mysteries of
legislation. He was at his desk In the
House after the sess'on to-day when I
?topped for a chat. His son, who Is act?
ing a? his secretary, was at his side, nnd
'hey were wrestling with an Immense
stack of let'ers. Just then Mr. Swanson
came up. "I know ail ?bout it," said
Mr. Swanson, as Mr. Slemp began to
?peak of the great mass of letters be
wns receiving. "It usftd to be that way
with me when peonie thought I was dis?
tributing patronn?e down In Virginia."
And both tbe Renr-sentatlv"? 'nughed.
Representative Lamb was notified by
the Eecretarv of the Navy this after?
noon that William P. Upshur and Lucien
L. Bass,, both of Richmond, had been
Tinde second lieutenants In the marine
corps. Both tbe young men are gradu?
ates of the Virginia Military Institute.
Lieutenant Upshur Is a son of Dr. John
N. Upshur, of Richmond, and Lieutenant
Bass is of the well known Richmond
family of that name. Captain Lamb Is
being congratulated on his good luck on
getting two appointments of this char?
acter, where It Is so hard to get one.
Tho young men were recommended most
highly by GenerM Shlpp, the superinten?
dent of the. Institute.
Senator Daniel and Senator Martin and
Represenbitlve Lamb will accompany the
remi ins of Mrs. Monroe from this city
to Richmond Wedresday morning. There
wns some doubt of Senator Dnnlel's being
able to go, but he said to-night that he
wniiM act'omnnny the remains.
Chairman Hay. of tbe Democratic cau?
cus, has notified the Republican leaders
that all pairs have been declared off
for the vote on the ru'e for considering
the Cuban bill on Monday.
Representative T^wney, the Republi?
can whip, has notified every Republican
member to be nre?v?nt at the session of
tho HOUSO or, ??"?-?.
In view of the amazing character of the
testimony In the Court of Claims In the
buh of the New York Mnrkot Gardeners'
Association to compel the Secretary of
Agriculture to pay the balance due on
a contract for furnishing seeds for Ihe
congressional free seed distribution some
years ago, It Is certain that a resolution
will shortly be Introduced providing for
a congressional Inquiry Into the wh'Ie
matter of the free seed distribution, and
quite possible that the resolution will be
adopted. A canvaes Is being made of
members of the Senate and House by
lower officials of the department and
others familiar with this distribution, and
the facts are being called to their at?
tention In a forcible manner.
From the testimony In the Court of
Claim? it appears that A. C. Nellls, who
Is the general manager of the
New York Market Gardeners' As?
sociation, possessed a most re?
markable Influence over the officials cf
the department who were supervising
tho distribution made by him. The gov?
ernment alleges that ho furnished short
we'ghts and Inferior seeds and subst tu
ted cheap varieties in place of the more
expensive ones called for by his contraAt,
Yet all-the Officiala who had any super?
vision over the distributor from the
clerks detailed to this work up to Secre?
tary Wilson himself, endorsed the ac?
counts of the association and vouched
for the propriety with which the dia
trlbution had been made.
It appears that just before the last pay.
ment was to be made on this contract,
Professor ?. T. Galloway, chief of the
Bureau of Plant Industry, who was au
thorlzed to make an Investigation, discov?
ered that the government clerk who was
assigned to the duty of receiving and we gb
Ing the seeds as they came Into the war?,
house had utterly failed to perform th's
duty. Since this time the contric*f<r has
been unable to satisfy Professor Gallo"'ay
that he really furnished the seeds, and In
the absence of such a report from the
gwernment officials the payment has been
held up, and the matter is now In the
Court of Claims.
The official charged with the wlgh'ng
of the seeds has testified before the oourt
that he utterly neglected his duty, and
that instead of welshing, tho seeds bini
self, he had accepted whatever weights
the contractor' chose to give h'm. It Is
understood, however, that, since this dis?
tribu? lop he has received a promotion In
the Department of Agriculture.
representative Rixey Introduced a bl'l
to-day providing that Confederate vet?
erans may bo buried In national cerne,
feries. This Is not the first time a bill
of thl? character lias been Introduced,
One offered in the House a year or two
s go met with great oppo?ltlon In tbe
South. However, there were muny south
ern people who favored It, nn'l It 's said
to have been generally favored by the
old soldiers of the North, though there
wero ouiect'ons in some quarters,
Representative I,amb offered tbe follow?
ing amendment to the Constitution f>
day: "Congress shall uovo power by ap?
propriate l?gislation to supnress and pre?
vent unfair and dishonest competition In
trad? in the United StaH? and the.Terri
to? les thereof.
The amendment *** drawn by Mr, W?i?
Ham L. Royall, of Richmond. The posi?
tion taken by him at the session of the
American Bar Association at 'the Hot
Springs last summer was that the root
of the evil of trusts was that they were
guilty of unfair competition with the
small dealer. In that they sold at a low
pr.ce to drive him out of business, and
? as soon as the competition was thus de?
stroyed they put the price back to what It
was before they had the monopoly.
Colonel James Browning, of Pocahon
tas' is here on his way home from Phil?
adelphia. He Is in high feather over ihe ro
cent sweeping Republican vlc'.orlei in tho
Southwest, ond he does not hestltate to
predict a victory In the next guberna?
torial contest If tho party continues to
strengthens In other parts of the State as
It has In the Southeweet.
"I am going to make a fight to have
/ the Republican party In Virginia repre?
sented In the next State convention on a
basis of enfranchised Republicans, nnd
not on a basis of disfranchised neg oes,"
Fald the colonel. "It Is going to require a
fight to have It done."
House Adjourns Seventeen Min?
utes After Opening.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 13,-The House
wan in rcsston seventeen minutes to-day
adjourning at 12:17 P. M. until Monday.
Mr. Payne, of New York, chairman of
?he Committee on Ways and Means, re?
ported the Cuban bill and gave notice
that on Monday he would cab It up for
ccnilderatlon. By unanimous consent the
minority of the'Ways and eMans Com?
mittee was given further tdme in which
lo suDmit a minority report.
Mr. Payne stated that the argreement
with tho minority was that the Cuban
Uli he considered until 4 P. M. Thurs
day, when a vote will be taken.
Immediately alter the reading of tho
journal, Mr. Svernasti, of California,
arose to a question of personal privi.ege.
Reading from manuscript he began by
"Indications are that In the Panama
Coiornoia matter the President Is ln
vaaing a constitutional prerogative of
the Congress, and It seems of high 1m
]ortante to the dignity and authority of
this House that That doubt be dispelled
Mr. Payne r?se to a point of order and
?noisted that the question of privilege be
The speaker suggested that a resolution
wouid inform the House as to what ques?
tion the gentleman desired to present. He
finally sustained the point of o.der. cries
cf "regular order," being heard on the
Young Man Arrested Charged
With Passing Worthless Paper.
A young white man named Cleveland
Taylor was arrested yesterday evening by
.Policeman Crump, of the First District,
on the charge 'of passing a worthless
check on J. H. Rusby.
Taylor Is accused of presenting the
theck, purporting to have been drawn by
u well-known young real estate man, Mr.
Bruce Bowe, and Dought some clothing
foi ?3. Tbe check was drawn for $33.7a,
and he receded the change.
Upon Investigation the check was found
to te bad. and the police were noUfled,
wiih the result as stated.
Young Taylor says he found the check.
'Squire Graves will hear tho case this
Fusionists to Contest.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA? Nov. 13.-The defeated
candidates for tho House on the S ralgh -
out ticket In Norfolk county w 1 con?
test the seats awarded on the face of the
returns to the r Fusion opponents. Messrs:
Hugh Johnson and H. S. /therldge to?
day served notice upon Major E. TV.
Owvs and Mr. W. G. Parker, the suc?
cessful Fusion candidates, that they w 11
seek to have five precincts thrown opt on
tlie ?-round of fraud and non-ie.. se -
tat'lon of the Stralghtout party. If ibis
?iolnt Is sustained they will have a m..
ority of 132 over the Fusionists. The tak
ng of depositions will beg ? at once.
HE HELPED TO SPEND IT.
Boxer Arrested in Newport News
Says He is Innocent
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.).
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. Nov. 13.-John
Gllnn, better known as "Midge ," a bo e ,
well known In sporting circles 1?re, wis
arrested to-day for the authorities of Wil?
mington, Del., on the charge of forgery.
Gllnn says that he helped a young mon
! !n Wilmington to spend some mo ey
1 about a year ago, and that he supro es
! this Is the result. He denies that he was
'? implicated in forgery, but admits th? t the
1 young man, whose money he he"pvd to
spend, was alleged to have defrauded
some Wilmington Institution.
Tobacco Raisers Meet.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.).
MONTEPELIER, HANOVER CO.. VA.,
Nov. 13.?Another meeting of the ?obneco
raisers of Hnnov-M? and the sd ? ? ns
counties was he'd at this ilice to-day.
The farmers expect to te ab'e to ma e lol?
ly nein themselves ?n the sale of 'his crop.
the leather, tbo
mattini; ned the wearer
If you wuntthe beitsult for
LOOK FOU 'lill? LABEL?
Make* heavy ?hoes salt, light shoes
otron?. Always bright, soft und
pliable, Halli or ano wdOh't a fit-et
It. Muiloln UH, colf. Bout, colt
or cow hide, Write for book?
let, "How to Uuy Shoes. "
President Had Written Forcibly
on Subject of the
WILL RESHAPE MESSAGE
Events Which ' HatJC Recently
Occurred Will Require Com?
plete Change of Language.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.-For several
? weeks President Roosevelt has had In
preparation his annual message to Con?
gress, to be presented at tho opening
of tbe regular session or. th? fltst Monday
of December. That part of the message
In which the President discussed the ne?
gotiations between the United States
and the government of Colombia for an
Isthmian canal treaty, It is stated, was
completed about two weeks ago. Events
this week, which have aoccurred on the
isthmus and in this country, since that
time, have made it necessary tor tne
President completely to rewriio that part
of the message touching the canal nego?
In his discussion of tho canal question,
the President wrote:
"High authorltws on International law
hold that the canal cun be dug as an
incident to exercising the power to pre?
vent the obstruction of traille across the
Isthmus. Nevertheless, In accordance
with ? ir settled policy of behaving with
scrupulous fairness and generosity to?
wards our weaker sister republics of the
south, taking no position that can even by
Implication be treated as unfriendly, unless
literally forced thereto, wo have endeav?
ored to provide for the building of the
canal by treaty.
"This nation does not desire to be un?
reasonable or impatient; but It cannot and
will not permit any Body of men per
maii?ntly to obstrc? ono of the great
world highways of traffic, and refus.il to
rormlt the building of the canal amounts
to such obstruction. Of course, to Insist
upon unreasonable terras is equivalent
to a refusal."
"It seems evident that In a matter
such as this we should finally decide
which Is the best route; and If the advan?
tages of this route over any other possi?
ble route are suffl?lenUy marked, we
should then give notice that wo can no
longer submit to trifling or Insincere
dealing on the part -of those whom the
accident of position has placed In tem?
porary control of the ground through
which the route must pass; that If they
will come to an agreement with us In
straightforward fashion, we shall In re?
turn act not only with justice, but with
generosity; and that if they fall to come
to such agreement with us, we musi
forthwith take the matter Into our own
TO RECAPTURE ISTHMUS.
Feeling at Bogota on Subject is
(By Associated, Press.)
PANAMA, NoV. '*?27?-The Associated
Press correspondenf'?' communicated to
Jose Augustin Ar?ngo. president of the
Junta, the first news of President Roose?
velt's reception of M. Phillppl Bunau
Varllla, as minister of tho Republic of
Panama Senor Arango expressed great
gratification, saying that this act of Pres?
ident Roosevelt made possible the ? nego?
tiation of a canal treaty and that such
negotiation would probably be completed
before the Panamanians held a conven?
tion to elect a legislature and adopted a
It is rumored that the situation at Bo?
gota Is extremely critical and that there
Is a continuance of the manifestations of
furious despair over the loss of the Isth?
mus. The feeling against President Mar
roquln Is growing In Intensity and one
rumor has It that he has been deposed.
The populace of Bogota is talking of
sending a big expedition to recapture the
Isthmus at any cost. In their excitability
losing sight of the futility of such an at?
It is believed here tbat Rear-Admiral
Glass. commander-In-chlef of the United
States Pacific squadron, will soon call of?
ficially on the. Junta and that his squad?
ron will salute the flag of the republic.
A HAPPY RESULT.
Congressmen Visit the Cradle
of American Liberty.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NOKb'OLK. VA? Nov. 13.T-The party of
congressmen who came from Washington
with Representative Maynard to attend
the Jamestown Exposition visited. James
toWn Island to-dny. They are enthusias?
tic over the exposition and their support
for appropriation measures In Congress
lor its assistance Is assured.
Mr. Maynard's happy thought In bring?
ing them down has done more for tho
exposition than a'mrt anything that
has occurred recently, Including the mass
Accompanied by Mr. Gwynn T. Shep?
herd, secretary of the Exposition Com?
pany, the party, Including Congressmen
.Maynard, Marin, of Illinois; Wade, of
Iowa, and Roblrson, of Indiana, took the
train this morning for Wllllamsburg,
where they wore met by the president of
tho Business Men's Association of that
city, and taken by private conveyance to
the Island, that tho congressmen mifeht,
freni a perfonnl visit to the cradle of
Western civilization, Imbibe more of the
tine spirit of the cxposltl/i.
The pa'ty returned here to-night In
time for the sumptuous banquet tendered
by Fonie of the enthuslasUe supporters
bf the movement.
Commodore Betz Gunning.
(Special to The i.mes-DIspatch.l
NOKbOLK. VA., Nov. 13.-The yacht
Bybelia, with Commodore Betz and a
l-arcy aboaid. arrived hero to-night. In
the party ore William DIston, Lord Beros
l'ord, Elwood M. Smith, Waller Hine, J.
t-taucliffe and others.
The yacht Is oft" on a gunning trip.
F'M.,,I?.I-* ? ?-?
From u tip received from Charlottes
Tille yeste'day It looks as If the Park
Place M- K, Ciu-rch is destined to be dls
appoln(e"3 in getting the pastor Is asked
tor. It is understood that the bishop
was requested by the ehurch lo lot
them bave Rev. Mr. Latham, of Norfolk.
From Information received yesterday,
members conclude that they will not get
<<?peela! to lb.? Tlincn-DlKpatcb.)
?HOWAIiUSVILLE, VA., Nov. R-TU?
derby at Oungannon wus ?usina 'h ?
mom'ng about IO o'clock, il^e w.nnere be?
ing: First. Echo, Ernest GUI. Bait - 0 e;
second, Dictator. A. J. Purtnton. Palmer,
Mass.; third. Card'nai, James W. Apple
ton. New York cliy: fourth. Tyrant. A. j.
Purlnton, Palmer, Mass.
The following packs were run to-day:
George B. Post. Jr.'s. Wm. G. Hocke,
feller's, diaries R. Stevenson's, truest
Park are now being Judged for the
Rockefeller chalUgenge ouo.
The weather is flue and the scent keen.
i?*cka Qi eight will run iu.ni?miw?
The Smooth Smoke
of ihe Islands
The Largest Selling Brand of Cigars
in the World
The Band Im ihm Smoker** Protection
Councilmen Are After the Pas?
senger and Power Company.
Demand Better Schedule.
ELECTRIC LIGHT QUESTION
Rural Postal Route?Mr. J. E.
Manchester Bureau ? Tlmes-Dlspatch, \
No. 1103. Hull Street. J '
The City Council Is after the Passenger
and Power Company, and the baU was
started rolling last night In tho Board of
Mr. Patram, who was.acting chairman
In the absence of Mr. Perdue, introduced
a letter ho had received anonymously
from a person signing "Several Patrons,"
ma.ung. a kick against the cars, the crowd
on the cors and the schedule.
Mr. Hooker said he agreed with tbe
writer of the letter, and he thought the
company should put gooa cars on the
Manchester line and give a better sched?
ule than that now In force. The mutter
was reterred to tne Street Committee.
Anouier Question that the council start?
ed .uto was mat of city hgnung. Mr.
Bariett, who has the reputation ot ????
lng anead, as rio is an engineer, sug?
gested tnat It would be a good thing lot?
tile Council to matte some provision tor
lignting tho city, us the free ngnts pio
vuied by the Passenger and Power Com?
pany run only four years more. To tins
end he offered a lesolutlon uiat tho L.ght
Coiiiiniiiee bo instructed to look into tne
advisability of getting prices on an elec?
tric plant, and to report at its earliest
convenience. The resolution was reterred
to the Light Committee.
Tho ord.nanco coming from the Com?
mon Council; granting the light to con?
struct a spur track across Everett Street
to Woodward and Bons, was not con?
curred in, but was sent to the Streot Com?
The bond of tho Southern Bell Tele?
phone company was accepted.
Those present were Measis. Patram,
Abbott, Barrett, Hoo-Her, Rudd and Hu
BATTLE CARRIED BACK.
Joe Battle, the ne?ro arres?.?.-! In Man?
chester as a' lugiuva from justice troni
North Carolina, on the charge of diminu?
assault upon u woman, wns carried baci?
lo Rocky Mount by Sheriff Turner yes?
H?.vai; POSTAL ROUTE.
Postmaster Beattle sends out the fol?
lowing notice, announcing the territory
and time of the rural route: "Reginriiiig
at the postolllce, carrier will go south
west and south to Hopkins' Road, one
and one-half miles; tlwnce on Hopkins'
Road via Courthouse road to Cliestor
fieid Courthouse; thence to Contralla;
thence to Petersburg tumpke; thence to
Manchester; totul m?os' covered, twenty
three. Patrons wishing to be served should
erect boxes nnd send names to be served
Miss Helen francos Turn^-y and Mr.
Charles C. Fraker, of Bon Air. were mar?*,
rled at the home of tho bride, and left
Immediately afterward on a trip to
Washington. They will he at home to
their friends on November 18th.
PERSfl'AL AND NOTES.
Tho ftinernl of Mrs. F? D. Ahorn took
place yesterday afternoon.
A camp of Sons of Confederate Vet?
erans will be organized In Manchester
Dr. J. W Brodnax leaves to-day for a
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Carrlngtnn. of
?Salma, N. C, nrSvvisiting Mr. and Mrs.
A. 0. Hnrdlng.
Constable Blanklnshlp and 'Srnilrn Jor?
dan have romovod their office to Ninth
and Hull Streets.
Mayor Maurice give two tramps, Wll.
Ham Hubbard and Charles Siyre, orders
to leave the city, and they stood
not on ,th? order of their going.
Some small negroes were ordered whip?
ped for breaking a window glass ?n
The me.tter of putting up a partition
and erecting two dlsMnct gTtes to Maury
Cemeteri- was brought un In the meeting
of the Board of Aldermen last night,
and the question ss to the rieht of the
city la the promises was rolertcd to the
olty attorney for a report at the next
meeting of the body.
MR RBD?ORD MISSING.
Mr. James E. Red ford, of Manchester,
has not been heard from fori sores time,
and his father, Mr. A. G. Redford. and
his friends are t xlous about him. He
left here last October to look for a posi?
tion. He was a member of the Order of
Railroad Conductors. When last heard
from, In Jum, 1003, he. said he waa on
his way to Montana.
Any Information concerning him will be
gladly received bv bis father.
KILLED BY ft
(Continued from First Page.)
eight years, cost him nearly all his
"I would have been married now only
for her,", he'added bitterly. , .
Continuing,' he said he had riot been
able to find the woman, who had been
spirited away by ' powerful friends. He
blamed Mr. Green for befriending the wo?
man, and enabling her to continue her
slanderous stories.? He'said he had asked
Mr. Groon to-"get-after her," but he had
failed to du so.
"I'm not sorry I shot him," exclaimed
the prisoner. "Ho got what he deserved.
1 may not be justified by society, but I'm
Justified In the eyes of God. I'm willing
to go to the electric chair if necessary
to vindicate my character."
The prisoner said that ho woe a native
of Virginia, and that he supported hlm
seli by taking care of furnaces.
The prisoner was then romoved to po?
lice headquarters, where he was ques?
tioned by Inspector McCluskey, to whom
he told substantially th? same story ho
had told at the station house. Inspector
McCluskey said he was satisfied that the
man was Insane. From police headquar?
ters, Williams was taken to tho coroner's
office, and thence to the tombs, where he
was placed In a cell.
Mr. Green, who was a bachelor, lived
with his nephew, Timothy R. Green, and
bla three nieces, the Mises Lucy M.,
Julia and Mary Green. Two of the nieces
were at home when the shooting occurred.
Timothy R. Green said to-night that his
uncle had never before seen the man
who shot him, that he had never heard
cf the colored woman, Besslo Uavls, and
that ho had never had any colored ser?
vants' In his house. The story told by
Williams was, said Mr. Groen, pure fic?
No trace of the woman, Davis, could
bo found at the house In West Fifty
third Street, mentioned by Williams, nor
was the man' known at a house In West
Twenty-fourth Street, In which, he said,
he had lived. Tho police are disposed to
believe that the Davis woman was mere?
ly the figment of an Insane Imagination.
Four Men Hurt and Much Dam?
age to Property.
(Sneclnl to Tho Tlmea-Dlsnatch )
BLACKSTONE, VA., Nov. 13.?Tho
holler at Vf, H. Baiter's carriage rep Mr
shop here exployed to-day. Henry Allen,
the colored fireman, was blown about
forty foet, etrlklng another house and
receiving serious Injuries, which were at
first thought to be fatal, but lat^r th a
evening the doctors say he may recover.
Mr. Baker himself was knocked down
and badly scalded about the face. He
Injuries are not serious. Laoy Reeee, an?
other colored helper, was struck by fly?
ing misiles, but not hurt much.
The fire-box of the boiler was blown
through a fence, landing about fifty f<*et
to tho right of Its former position. Tho
boll"r Itself was blown through the hou?e
entirely across the street, ? distance of
1B0 feet, nnd landed In tho yard of a
small dwelling house within, a few fe?t
of the house. Had It not been for a high
bank on that side of the street, ard the
boiler first striking this bank, It would
dnubtleis have gone entirely tbrousrh
the dwelling. The front windows
and door of the dwelin?; were
blown In, and debris carrlod en?
tirely through the hall out into the ha k
yard. A smsll boy, son of Mrs. lewis,
who occupied tho dwelling, and who wns
In the back yard, was struck by a stick
and knocked down. He was not badly
Windows of nearby houses were broken,
and there wore several narrow escapes.
A brick went through the window ? M s.
E'more. while she was sitting by It >v?th
on? of her children In her lap.
The building by which the boiler sat
under a shed Is almost an entire wreck,
a? Is nearlv evoryth'ng In the lnuned'?te
vicinity. Standing Mihere be was at tr?
time, the eseap?, o< Mr. Baker la cousld
, tied almost a uUracia.
Sesqui-Centennial of the First
Moravian Settlement in Wach
ovia Qpened Auspiciously.
MONUMENTS ARE DEDICATED
Railroad Depot Destroyed and
Freight and Money Lost by
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WINSTON-SALEM. N. C, Nov. 13.
The sesciul-centennlal celebration In com?
memoration of the one hundred and fif?
tieth anniversary of the first Moravian
settlement In Wachovia opened auspi?
ciously at Old Town to-day. Three me?
morial exercises were held and the pro?
gramme Included the dedication of monu?
ments marking sites of famous inci?
dents in the early history of the colony.
Ono of the monuments consists of a
huge boulder, on which Is chiseled the
names of the first colonists, while on
another monument In the ancient church
yard Is recounted briefly the experience?
of the colonists during tho stirring time?
of the French and Indian wars,
Two thousand people attended the exer?
cises. Bishop Rondthaler, of the South?
ern Province, was master of coremoniea.
Dr. John H. Clewell read a message of
greeUng from the Northern Moravian
Conference. Brief but happy addresses
wera made by Rev. Dr. DeSchweinits,
representing the Northern Moravian Pro?
vince; Hon. C. B. Watson and Rev. B. S.
Closland, of this city.
Three interesting papers were read,
giving the history and experiences of th?
colony th;U ca.me here from Pennsyl?
vania and located one hundred and fifty,
The depot at Woodleaf, on the North
Carolina Midland Railroad, six mile?
this side of Barber's Junction, wae de?
stroyed by fire last night. A Quantity
of freight and a sum of money was also
The fire Is believed to have been of-In?
A. B. Andrews, Jr., of Raleigh, haa
consented to deliver the annual memo?
rial address for Winston Lodge of Eilka
on the first Sunday In December. W. A.
Blair, of the Winston Lodge, will deliver
A Busy Day?Preachers Should
Not Make Debts.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
HIGH POINT. N. C. Nov. 13-'..:? third
day of the Western North Carolina C m
ference wus a busy one, and the busines*
A class of ten young men were admitted
on trini Into the conference. T. E. W ne
coff.a deacon in the Ep'scotal Chu ? , and
D. S. Richardson, a deacon In the Meth?
odist Episcopal Church, were received on
trial 'nto th's Church and conference and
took the vows.
Row p. H. Whlsner, D. D.. secretary of
the Board of Church Extension, presented
the report of the board.
Rev. J. A. Lamar, D. D.. junior boot
ncont of tho publishing Ivus*. acdre 4
the conference and reported the house to
? be In good condition.
When tho nime of A. A. Crai'r wa?
called his presiding elder, J. B, Scrog ?.
I stated that an Investigation had shown ?
I trial to be peoessary. He s'.ated ur ir
' that he sent the seeelticatl'ms io Mr, Ca
: ter. and he wrote In answer tra' h*
! would w'thdraw from tl'* m'nlst y and
? membership of the Methodist clurci. end
? Dr. Serosas i-ocelvod his credentials and
I presen"ed them to the secet ry ot the
I conference. He sad he wishoj the en.
I ference to understand that Mr. Cra. er'?
trouble was entirely Rnirelal.
Bishop Smith made some earnest re?
marks to the oonferenre, to ihe oung
men especially, urging them to a od debu
Pass Over Governor's Veto,
(Special to The Tlmes-Plsosteh.)
NORFOLK. VA? Nov. .a.-S"ate Sen?'o*
Sale was here to-d4y. He dec', a ? es bat
his Norfolk primary bill will pass ov?>r
the Governor's veto.
Killed by a Train.
(Special to -ht Times-Dispatch.)
PULASKl. VA.. Nov. 13?A white man
t hmed Davis, who lived In Chrlstla/if.
burg, and Is a Irakeman. got run over
be? thii moraine ami died this 6V?u!uc