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Evan R. Chester-man Elected to
LUNENBURG CHARGES HEARD
Dr. Mann Excoriated by Offi?
cials He Attacked?Board
t'pon nomination by Superintendent
R. C. Stearnes, the State Board of
education yesterday, by unanimous
vote, elected F.van R. Cbeeterman, of
this city, as its secretary, und really as
i.ssistant supeiintendent of public in?
struction. The new secretary will enter
upon hi* duties ut tbe Capitol nest
Mr. Chestermun had indorsements for
this position from many quarters,
?school officials, both in and out of
Hu hmond. some of them holding high
peasUOSM with State institution*., fav?
ored his candidate. Naturally, tbe
?i.embers of the newspaper profession
were behind bun. while men prominent
in public life added their commenda?
A native of this city, he bar lived in
Richmond nil bis life. He attended
Madison School, went through the high
' i I and then entered Richmond
? ollege. where be took the academic
... lag . .It red. I.a-er be went into
the laa ?Ohool, graduating there in 1S9S.
Had Varied Experience.
From January 1, 1?M. to January 1
ISis. Mr. Chestermun was private secre?
tary to Oovernor Charles T. O'Fcrral!.
Where he found out about politics
Hi ::ik from this position at the end
of i he term of the Governor, he followed
I || tatiicr. the late \V. D. Chesterman.
?nto the newspaper business. He has
dona a vast amount of work in this
field, of all sorts and conditions?
editorial, reportorial und featuie pio
ductions Laving come from his pen.
As the author of the "Idle Reporter"
s/tlrtna. he became especially well
Mr. ""hesterman is one of the few,
men who keep up their classical effi?
ciency after they leave school. He
delights in reading French and Latin.
He has taken the greatest interest in
the work of public schools, and is,
SI a school man.
Board In Session.
The State Board of Education met)
at the Capitol at 10 o'clock yesterday ?
morning. Members present were: j
Oovernor Matin. Superintendent!
Stearnes. Attorney-General Williams, !
I t. t. L Jarrnan, Dr. James M Page. I
M. M. Lynch and S. R. McChesney.
It did not conclude its business, and ,
will resume its session this morning. j
It was determined that graduates of
the normal training department of the'
Richmond schools shall be given what
is to be called under the new classifica?
tion, "city normal school certificates,"
good for ten years.
Dr. H. iL Bennett, prdfessor of
education in William and Mary College,
?was elected superintendent of the
public schools Of Wiiliamshiirg.
Keuly to Mann Charges.
Most of the time of the Board was
occupied in hearing the replies to the ,
charges ol Dr. Edwin M. Mann, of I
l.un-'nburg. aginst the Board of School
Trustees of Browns Store District.
Superintendent I .-.ham T. Wilkinson ]
and Commonwealth I AJ'orney N. S
Turnbull. Jr. These c harges were filed
October 10. 19L'. and published at the
time. No decision was reached by the
board, which will take the matter up'
Superintendent W ilkinson and At-1
torn-y TaiahSlH u-ed rather sharp'
language in referring to the charges,
brought by Dr. Mann "His many !
insinuations are groundless, and aft
charges are untrue, said Mr. Wilkin-;
son. who further ? nsnilisntefl as fol- ;
lows: "Gentlemen, what is to be eaid of
a man who in such matters plays firs'
tast and then loose ?? Do we ?ay that
yet he is an honorable man' -.'
T wish to state." said Mr. Ttirnbull. ?
? ;hat in the matter ot the paaaeeatieae
at the school trustees in this county, end
in all violations as reported or said to
le reported by Dr. E. M. Mann. I
have fully carried out the law and done
my duty as Commonwealth's AComey
af 'his county, without fear or favor to
any one. When Dr. Maim makes any;
s'atement. insinuation or innuendo
that I have not dome fo. ho willtuliy and
deliberately tells thstNrblob is false, and
which he know* to be false, and will?
fully and deliberately lies."
The first charge mado by Dr. Mann
was that the school laws had been vio?
lated in falling to provide aanltary
equipment. Mi. Wilkinson stated
yesterday that at present every school
i In the county, white and colored, estab?
lished by the trustees, is provided with
two good establishments. This is un?
derstood to be prehaps the best show?
ing to be made in the State. It was
not claimed thut the law was com?
plied with in Lunonburg as soon as it
was enacted, but that it waa dons at
I the earliest convenience It was felt
that Dr. Mann had his part in the
! agitation which resulted In this com?
pliance, t r teal he was lute with hie
: charges in this respect.
Tho second charge was that the
( trustees do not visit the schools as re
! quired bv law. The reply is that they
?do so whenever necessary, wbleh is
.'claimed to be substantial compliance.
I'aid Money for Dinner.
Another charge is that a warrant
was drawn to pay for a dinner given to
school children in 1907. It is stated by
Mr. Wilkinson that the school law not
only allows but encourages suitable
public exercises once each year, to be
paid out of the district school fund.
A member of the state Hoard of Ex?
aminers visited the sohool on the day
mentioned und made an address, the
: occasion being th? flr6t commencement
of tho first high school in Lunenburg
County. The superintendent thinks
the trustees should be commended for
paying this money for the purpose.
The fourth charge related to fur?
nishing lumber for the Kenbridge
High School. This was before Mr.
Wilkinson's time, but he denies that
Trustee L. W. Bridgforth sold lumber
to Contractor Tisdale, as rough lum
i her was bought by the contractor from
\j. W. Anderton. who was operating
one of Mr. Bridgworth's sawmills.
: without the latter b knowledge. C. S.
Bagley. it is said, received compen?
sation from the contractor us a work?
man, which is held not to be in viola?
tion of tho laws of the State.
Dr. Mann seems to have been cor
rant in saying the law was violated when
the Itrown's storo board drew a war?
rant for a bulunce of State funds at'
the end of the yeur and turned It over
to the Lochlevcn district adjoining.
The board teems to have been under
the impression, as so many rural school
people are, that money remaining in
the fund at the end of a year must go
back into the State treasury, which is
not correct. It seems, according to
Mr. Wilkinson, that many children
' from Brown's Store district 'attended .
a school in Lochleven District, and that j
ruther than let the money be lost to tlie '
district and go back to the State, it
waa paid to the adjoining district ;
through a warrant issued to u teacher.
No moral turpitude existed, since the,
teacher immediately endorsed the war?
rant over to the district, which used
the money. But it was irregular.
It is held that in treating of this inci?
dent. Dr. Mann insinuated that the
beard misappropriated some of the
school funds which should have been re?
turned to the State. A sworn state?
ment is appended, as made by Dr
Mann, to the effect that be never ac- 1
cused the board of misappropriating
any school funds, nor even so much as
intentionally insinuated as much, it;
is this that causes Mr. Wilkinson's ;
comment regarding playing fast and
PATROL RUNS AWAY
Animal Drawing Police Wagon Da-hrs
l'p Broad Street.
A fractious horse drawing the patrol
?taw la service at the Second Police
Station became tTightened last night
about 10:30 o'clock at Monroe and Broad
Streets and run uwav.' With the
driver, Q, \^ Cash, assisted by Bicycle
Policeman Heid, who had charge of a
pnsoiier. tugging nl the lines, the ani?
mal flashed with breakneck speed
through Broad Street and was not
slopped until Shafer Street was reached.
Thia point- is four blocks from Smith
Street, lata which the patrol should'
eaves turned to reach the station.
The wagon was returning from First :
and Broad Streets, where a prisoner.'
a drunken negro, had been put in.
The home behaved well until Mon?
roe Btreel was liachcd. and the run?
away began Instead of making any '
>??????? To ?-s< ape. the negro assisted the'
officer and the driver in their efforts'
to stop the horse When the animal
finally came to a standstill Reid tumped
On! irid w>th a few words and pats
quickly had ir quieted. Holding the
bridle, he turned the horse around,
and the return to the station was
b/-g-m and ended without further mis?
Turns I'p In Baltimore.
William K. Wood year, the Balti
i more business man foff whom the local
pi Hoe liave t>een looking, has turned
I up in the Monumental City, according
I to information received yesterday at
When The Snow Blows
and outside cold demands an "inside"
warmth to make folks cheery?
For breakfast, there's nothing quite so comforting
as a dish of good hot porridge.
Makes a delicious dish
for the morning meal.
The new food is a skillful blend of the flavours and
rich nourishment of wheat, com and rice.
It cotta about I-2c the dish and brings pleasure to
many a breakfast table.
Sold by grocers everywhere Packages I Oc and I 5c,
except in the extreme West.
Postum Cereal Co., Ltd, Pure Food Factories, Battle ( rt-rk, Mich.
First Authentic Photograph of Miss Anna E. Steci\el
The above picture of Miss Anna E. StecUel. the young woman who was forcibly carried from her father's home,
was reproduced from a photograph recently taken._-. .
News of South Richmond.
Brv. C. TV. McElroy Invited to Fill
Storkton Street Pulpit.
The congregation of the Stocktton |
Street Baptist Church has extended a call ,
to Rev. C. W McElroy to fill the puUl
pit vacated by the resignation of the
Rev. 'amee T. Haley, who left recent?
ly for Hampton. Va . where he had ac- .
ceptcd the pastorate ot the Memorial,
Baptist Church. A definite answer
will be given l?y Mr. McElroy this
.Mr. McElroy is a graduate of Rich?
mond College, having veen a student
there from 190(> to 190?. During his
?luv he supplied many pulpits m tic
city and throughout the State. He was
a student-pastor in a country Held in
Kluvunna and Ooochland Counties, and
was ordained in Beulah Church, near
Kents Store, in 1903.
In 1904 he entered Crozer Theological
Seminary, from which he was gradu?
ated with honors in 1907. being the
orator of the class. He then became
pastor-at-large in Washington Statte
and was called to fill the pulpit at :he
First Baptist Chutch at Santa Clara.
Cal . where be remained five year
Whiie m that field he took the bache?
lor of arts degree from the University
of the Pacific, and was a contributor
to tho San .lose Mercury.
Mr. McElroy is well known to the
n.emlcTs ot the i ' i.g'-'gn'ion . Ii-i . -
ing preached several times in th
S'ockton Street Chureh. lie is mar
rled and has two children.
IAccepts Social Invitation ? Plan
Entertainment for Chester.
Chesterfield Chapter, ITaltaal Uaugh
ters of the Confederacy, met yester
<iay afternoon at 3.30 o'clock at the
I'owhatan School. Mrs. f. M. Gre?
gory, president of the chapter, pre?
sided. The main hsjaanaas, the annual
election of officers, was deferred un?
til a later date.
invitations from the Lee Chapter
to attend a reception Friday night a'
the Home for Needy Confederate Wo?
men and to attend services Sunday
morning at St. Paul's Church were re
?eived and accepted. The chapter
also accepted an invitation of the
Richmond Chapter to attend a tea
Monday night at Lee camp Hall.
I Mrs. Allen. Mrs. Gregory and Mrs.
Perdue were appointed on a commit?
tee to make arrangements for an en?
tertainment \ij he held in Chester in
Death of Mrs. Atkisson.
Mrs. Mary .lane Atkisson. widow of
George W. Atkisson, formerly of this
City, died Monday afternoon at the
home of her daughter. Mrs Indiana
, V. Taylor, at Pinners Point. Va Mer
remains reached here! ast night and were
taken to ;ho home of her granddaugh
; ter. Mrs. 15 E. Robertson, of Seven?
teenth and Albany Avenue. Oak Grove.
The funeral will be held to-day at noon
from ?he Asburv Methodust Church
with the Rev a. T. Kggleston officiat?
ing The burial will be in Maury Ceme?
Mrs Atki.-son was in her eighty
second year, and bad lived practically
al! her life on the Southside She is
survived by the followmgcbildren : Irsa
S . of Port Norfolk; Louis A. of Greens?
boro. N". C : George T , of Huntington,
W. \ a. ; .lohn F. and Charles W. At?
kisson. of Richmond and Mr? Taylor,
f uneral of K. B. Howie.
The funeral of Emmet B. Howie!
was held yesterday afternoon at J;
o'clock. At bis request simple services ;
were held at the grave in Hollywood. .
They were attended by a large number :
of friends and comrades with wnom ;
he had served during the war.
Mr. Howie was sixty-nine years of'
age. He had been in ill health for mots
than a year. Ho was a Confederate,
retaraat, and at tu? death waa com-4
mander of .Joseph -Johnston Camp. V. :
< V . ..f Sou'ii Mwhmond . He was
formerly engaged m the drug business,
and was for nine years owner and pub
M?het of the Booth Richmond Weekly'
p.ee .Mr. Hovle is survived by hie;
I widow. Mrs. Bettie Howie.
Colored Teacher Acquitted.
Sarah E JcfTe-s.cn. a young colored
teacher, and daughter of George Jef- .
ferson. s mail carrier at Manchester ]
station of th? po-t-office, was yester-[
day aoouttted in King William County '.
, on a charge of larceny preferred b\
.Jaroes Rack er. colored, with whom ehe.
had been hoarding while teaching
school in tbst county. Charles T Mor- .
rts. of this 'i*y. who conducted the de?
fense contended that the charge was
an attempt to extort money from his
? lien*, and sue reeded in getting back
til which she had paid to keep the mat
Put I ader Bond.
Samuel Harris who waa yesterday
arraigned before Judge Erneet H.
Wells, in Hustings Court. Part II., for
k ' > obey ,?n order of the eour*
requiring him to t. ?>- fa a wees: toward
? he expenses of his wife, pending an
t was put under bond
of ???. with r. ,s brother as surely
The Dec-ember term of the court
ended ve-'rrdav morning. The .Tan
oar, term will begin next Monday
Funeral of Infant.
The funeral of Thomas O.. the in
Bat eon of Mi and Mrs T. C Pur
r..ws of Woodland Height*, waa held
^estorday rf'ternlon at I\>'cloefc from
tho parents home, u Want Twentv
irasa. The burial waa In Maury
?Till Hate *Uver Tea.
For the benefit of the building fund
of the Meads Memorial Episcopal
i hue h. a silver tea will be bald Mon?
day nignt a* the home of Mrs. Charles
l . J..ne*. i?m Porter "tree* fa add*
tion to ser-, mg refreshments, a In.
'' 'i*i' *' I r"S* am. on restating of roeai
King's Danghters' Meeting.
The SwnnsN.ro c Ircle. Kins ? Daugh?
ters wi;i h.,M an Important meeting
to-morrow *rt?moen at a o'clock at
'he ? Mrs. Flnraasje Clean
eats el *>wai,sboro Means whereby
the fi.r.ds wtth watch to relieve the
aeueeeittes of three poor faaalUee in
the community can be secured, will bei
W. W. LaPrade. county eurreyor of I
Chesterfield, left yesterday on a busi?
ness trip to Norfolk and Virginia
Mrs. Charles Wilson, of Skin Quar
tee*, is visiting her sister. Mrs. Williarr: j
Jones, of East Ninth Street.
In a letter from Mr. Turnhull. he
explains the incidents connected with
Dr. Mann's appearance before the
grand lury. seeking to have the mem?
bers of the school board indicted for
failure to provide sanitary equipment.
Mr. Turnbull says he aided Dr. Mann
to go before the grand jury. and. find?
ing that an indictment was desired by
that body, and being too busy to draw
it at the moment, he wrote to Magis?
trate J. <; Mia' kwell. urging Uirn to
take the matter up. He explains that
us the charge was for misdemeanor. It
would have been tried before a n a?..
trate in any event. In his letter to
the justice, the attorney for the. Com?
monwealth cited the law, calling at?
tention to tbe penalty.
Pool flame Ends in Shooting.
In a dispute oicr a pool grase. Daniel
Colemao. colored, was shot through the arm
l?-t mftht at I! o clo-k near Twenty-first and
IltrTl Hlreets. by Charles White, a negro boy.
Tbe wounded msn was 'rested by Dr Tyler
and removed to his home. ?U assailant
was arrested by Officer K. L. Dunnivant and :
taken to the Third f'atlon. where he was
charged with unlawful shooting.
White was the victim of a similar assault
about three month* ago. when he was shot
by James Pryor. who is now awaiting trial
for the oiTcns?;.
Emmett K Gssde.
Emmett ft Goode. twenty-three years old.
died yesterday afternoon at bis home, mi
MrDonoufh Street, aftrr an illne?-, of eighteen
month*. Be leaves a widow and one child
and is also ?urvlred by his mother three sit?
ters and three brothers The funeral will
be held this afternoon at 3 V o'clock from tbe
home. Tbe interment will be In Manry
we should know !- the com?
bination on the Jock of to?
day. It reads, "Buv a bottle
of GO WAN S PNEUMONIA
PREPARATION and be pre?
pared for pneumonia, croup.
< old- and inflammation and
congestion troubles." Pains
and soreness in throat and
chest relieved promptly,
hxtrrnal and quickly ab
sorltcd. All druggists, ji.ooto
Special for This Week
Corned Picnic Harrt?, per lb.12 l-2c
Imported Sour Krout, per qt.ec
I-arge can- Tomatoes.7c
New Hominy and Grits, per lb. .2 l-2c
ft Ilse Va. Prepared Buckwheat for.. .25c
Sig.tr ( om. four cans for.25c
Va. Pride Coffee. I-lb. papers.25c
Good Lard, per lb.Mt
Good Salt Pork, per lb.Itc
Good Carolina Rice, per lb. 6c
Va. Comb Honev, i-lb. packaers.15c
I ic- i ,!,- < alifotnia Table Peaches 25c
Pure ( ountrv Cider Vinegar, per ga!. 15c
(?ood Corned Salmon, three for.25c
Special Attention to Phone Ordert.
S. Ullman s Son, Inc.
No. I*2t-I?22 F- Main Street,
No. 5de F.. Marshall Street.
Tanner Paint & Oil to
1417 asad HI*
State Officers Give Present to
ration of Craig To-Day.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch."
eigh. N'. C. Juiiuuiv M The
State oftn-ers constituting the Oounoll
..f Slute of the State Board of Kducu
tlon gathered in the executive office
of Governor Kn thlu this morning und
presented to the retiring Governor a
handsome silver howl, with spoon und
fork us companion piece*, as u token of
esteem. Tri? speech of presentation
was made hy Attornoy-Oeneral T. \V.
Blckett tlovernor Kitchlr. responded
feelingly, u-euring his fellow Stale offi?
cers of deep appreciation for the gift
and for the uniform kindness IM
hearty co-operat ion he has tiad at their
hands during Ins administration.
The finishing touches were put on the
street decorations to-day for the in?
augural ceremonies to-morrow. There
are streamers on either side of the prin- ?
clpal streets over the curb, ami others
are arched across the streets at frequent
Intervals State and national flags are
conspicuous The military and civic '
parade will form on Kayetteville Stieet .
at II o'clock to-rnorroW morning, from '
the foot of Kayetteville and Martin
Streets. Governor ' raig ami purty will ,
get In line at Hotel Yarbrough, and
the procession will move up Fayette
vllle Street around Capitol Square to '
Wilmington Street, thence out to North I
Street, and thence to Blount and the I
?overBar's mansion, where there will I
take plane greetings between the re- [
tiring and the incoming (lovernors
Then the parade will move hack to ,
Capitol Square and around Kdenton,
Salisbury and Morgan Streets and into :
Kayetteville Street again, and thence
to ihe auditorium, where there will be
the inaugural ceremonies, beginning 1
promptly at noon.
The luncheon to the new Governor ;
and party in the afternoon and the:
public reception at the mansion in
Ifea evening follow, wttb the Una!
event, the inaugural ball in the aud?
itorium from 10 to I o'clock.
Bovernor-eloct Locko Craig and
members of the Craig family end a
half-hundred cools friends arrived to- ,
night from Ash..villa and are installed
it the Varborough. awaiting the In
augural ceremonies to-morrow. They
? awe in two special 1'uiln.an cars at?
tached to the regular train from Ashe
vllle. arriving here at 7 30 o'clock. At j
the stations all along the wav there
were ?ug crowds to greet and cheer the
new Governor. Th? legislative com
lllll tae Joined tho party at Oreens
boro. and a special citizens' committee
from Kaleigh and this section boarded
tae train at Durham The Governor's
Ouard. one of the military companies 1
of Asheville traveled on the same train
with the Oovernor-elect and will take
conspicuous part in the military .
demonstrations for the inauguration.
Governor Craig is in splendid health '
and is enthusiastic over his impending
indu< tion into office He declares,
though, tha' he has nothing to say be?
fore his inaugural address to-morrow.
SOON TO AP
Will Testify in Money Trust
Special to The Times-Dispatch )
Washington. D. C. January 14?It
was learned here to-day tha' arrange?
ments will probably be perfected dur-i
ing the next day or two to have The.mas
V Ryan appear before the House
Money Trust Committee and tell
what he knows about high finance.
When inquiry was made of commit?
tee members as to when Mr. Kyan
might be expected to appear, it was
stated that in all probability some?
thing would bo known In the matter im?
Although J. Pierpont Morgan and
other money kirjgs have testified be?
fore the Banking and Currency Com?
mittee on the subject of a money trust
it is quite probable that none of them
drew such crowds as will be on hand
when Mr. Kyan cornea to Washing?
With Thomas Nelson Page. Dr R N
Harper and other well known Virginian*
at the head of inauguration committees
I here, it is believed, according to what
1 Dr. lisrper said to-day, record-break?
ing crowds will be here from Virginia
Colonel B. Halsey was to-day invited
to be< ome a member of 'ho floor com?
mittee at the inauguration ball. This
; is one of the most important of a'l com?
mittee places. It puts members in
close proximity to both President Wil?
sen and Vice-President Marshall
P. H. McO.
Basketball Game With Union
Theological Seminary Vic?
tory for Ashlanders.
Ashland. Vs.. January 14?The Yel
1 low Jacks basket ball team defeated the
I'nion Theological Seminary quint here
to-night in a one-sided game 32 to to.
I In the first half the Yellow Jacks start?
ed off with a rush, and In about a half
j minute Brown had shot the first goal,
i Thia was followed shortly hy two or
1 three ia succession: the seminary boys
not being able to break up the Yellow
I Jacks great team work. The half ended
with the score standing 26 to 8. with the
; home team at the big end. In the second
half the game was more Interesting as
' Coach Reies put in most of his second
: stnng men. and they were not able to
! score as much as the Diet team men bsd.
, In this half there were a good many
I fouls called on both teams, but very
I few were shot. The game ended 22 to
' 10 in favor of Randoiph-Macon. Mil
ligau and Brown starred for the home
' team, while Brady played best for the
: visitors. The Yellow Jacka play Vir?
ginia Saturday night at Charlottee
ville. and expect to put up a bard game
against tbelr heavier opponenta. The
line up in to-night'e game was:
Randoiph-Macon ?Tstem. light Held.
Mllllgan. left field: Brown, centre.
Wray. right guard. Walker, left guard.
Seminary?Pharr. right field. Brady,
left Seid . Hart, centre; Dem mock, right
guard . Kairly. left guard.
Sbeffy. Woodhouse. Hopkins, Comp
ton and Rlehardaon.
>>nr. Leaves for North.
Savannah. Oa . January 14 ?The
' t\ tsc-onetn." private car of Wllltam
Rockefeller, the New York millionaire,
passed through here late to-day on the
Atlantic Coast I.lne Railroad. Ef
forte to learn the personnel ir those on
board 'he car were Ineffectual
It was stated that William O. Rocke?
feller, son of the millionaire waa the
only member of the family aboard
His d.vtnafion :s believed to be New
York Advices from Palm Beach
to-night were that Wllltam Rockefeller,
bio wife and hie eon. Percy A. R?cke
feiler, still were at that plane.
Jf. C . Jsaaary M ?Oeaeg? r
Oakley, sad Doe M Parker <.?rden
of the A4>
11 scold Stater. Pee
aad Mrs n M Bert Kew Bates were
This Shampoo Stop?
Hair From Falling
"Alkali shampoos will cause hair to
grow dull and lifeless, split at ends and
fall out," says Mrs. Mae Martyn in the
Sin Francisco Herald, "and until hurt
ful soaps or mixtures are discontinued
there can be no relief. A wry fine sham?
poo mixture can he made by dissolving
?i teaspoonful ranthrox in a cup of hot
water. This should lie poured on the
head slowly and rublxnl up well and it
will create an abundance of white,
"After a canthrox shampoo the hair
dries evenly and quickly, while the
scalp is left clean, pliant and healthy.
It is not necessary to shampoo every
week when canthrox is employed, be?
cause its effects are quick ami lasting.
( Mininued use of canthrox insures a
c lean, healthy scalp and an abundance
of rich, glossy, attractive hair, ei v to
do up and of an evenness in col or." - ? Ad v.
TO BE REOP
Senator Root Introduces Bill to
Amend Section of Pan?
Washington. January 14?Senator
Root to-day introduced a bill to amend
the Panama net to eliminate the pro?
vision exempting American coastwise
ships from the payment of tolls. The
bill Is expected to reopen the entbe
question of Panama tolls not at Issum
rith Oreat Brituln. and to pave tho
way for a new discussion of tbe sub?
ject in the Senate
Senator Root gave notice that he
would apeak- January 31 In support of
his bill, and it is understood that a
number of t>ther Senators will follow
him with speeches both for and against
?tie proposed repeal Many members of
tbe Senate have declared recently that
they favored meeting Oreat Britain's
objections to the canal law by repealing
the free toll provision rather than sub?
mit the whole subject to arbitration on
the question of the right of the Cnited
States to grant passage to American
owned ships. Senator Root opposed
?he free toll provision when the act
was passed last summer and since then
has favored either arbitration or strik?
ing out the clause.
For Tao More Justices.
Washington. January 14.?A bill to
increase the sire of the Supreme Court
of the t'nlted States from nine Justices
to eb ven was introduced to-day iu the
Senate by Senator Oore
1 Shoulcf two additional associates be
[ added to the court during a Demo?
cratic administration the bench would
i remain Republican unless an unexpected
vacancy should occur. The Demo
crate are now credited with Chief Jus- i
tice White and Justices Lurton and
I.aroar. while to tee Republicans are
Kiven JusMces .McKenna. Holmes. Day,
Hughes, Vandeventer and Pitney.
To Save Time of Senate.
Washington. January 14.?To pro?
tect the Senate against the necessity
of giving necessary time to protracted
impeachment trils In the future. Sena?
tor Pomerene, of Ohio, to-day intro?
duced a Joint resolution in the Senate
providing for an amendment to the
Constitution so as to authorize Con?
gress to provide other means of Im?
peachment in minor cases than those
Under the Constitution, as it stands,
all impeachment cases must be tried
in the Senate. Mr Pomerene would
still have the Senate pas* upon all
efforts to remove tbe President and
VP e-Pr?sident and members etj the
Supreme Court, but would give au?
thority for a change in ail other im?
0 END HEAR
Process Servers Unable to Fine
Several Financiers Wanted '
Washington. January 14.?With half
a dozen financiers whose presence was
desired by the money trust committee
of the House not to be found by process
servers the committee l.as decided to
examine immediately such witnesses
as are available and close its hearings
as early as possible. Chairman PuJo
sa.d to-day he hoped to conclude the
hearings by the end of this week.
The committee to-morrow will re
ceivo the report of Dr C. W. Richard?
son, who examined William Rockefeller.
Health Appears Good.
Palm Bea-'h. Fla.. January lt.??
William Rockefeller, accompanied by
his wife and son. William O. Rocke?
feller, are spending a few daya hore
before returning to the North. The
patty arrived last night. Mr. Rocke?
feller declined to comment on the effort
of the Pujo Committee to compel him
to testify before that body but said he
intended remaining here three or four
I days. The oil magnate's health ap?
pears good. _
DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES.
Kvansville, Ind.. January 14 ?Rapid?
ly rising waters of the Ohio River to-day
drove nearlv Son families of Oakdale.
a suburb, from their homes and tonight
they are being cared for here. When
?fc'water first began to approach the
re-idences, plans were made to throw
open the schools to provide shelter,
but before this could be done taaea
buildings were surrounded. Tonight
all navigation, excepting the rescuo
work, has been suspended
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