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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES
vor,. xiv.-No. :;?.!.
PKIOB THKKB OBNTS.
ROANOKE, VA., SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 20, 1895.
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THM NKW8 OF IHK ?OMXX>.
Forecast for Virginias Fair aud
Uinell ouliler. Teiuperuture Ik now
above uo degrees and will fall below
40 decrees Sunday nicht; moderate cold
wave; northwesterly winds.
Won't you want
your roof re
painted this fall?
Boanofce Roofing and Metal Cornice Co.,
(Juuunorce St. and Franklin Hoad.
f. R. COLLINGWOOD, - - Manager.
- 'Phone 22S.
We can save you
Having employed one of
Norfolk's best cooks, we
are piepared to serve the
public with the best oysters
that was over served in the
Special Invitation to Ladies:
We have two separate Din?
ing Parlors, and the politest
attention in the city.
Oysters Received Fresh Every Day.
Hot Water Botti
Doit'l yon need sin Aiilmii
l/.erV u have I hem from
?Oo ii p.
Perhaps a liot water bottle
I? what .vou want. Prices
range 1 riiiii OOo up.
Uouaehold Syringes of Ilia
vary hast rubber. Matlslac
tiou guaranteed. Any price
yon wish From iiSo up.
The I.aillos arc cordially ln
vlted to trait in our store foi
t he si reel rat s.
CHRISTIAN-BAfiBEE DRUG STORE
Cor. Salem Avo. and Jefferson St.
I beg lo announce the ar<
rival of my Fall selec?
tions in Diamonds,
Watches, Fine Jewelry,
ccc. They have been
selected with special
care, and are of such
design and character
not to be found else?
where in this city. Only
the highest grade goods,
at prices as low as such
goods can be so!d for.
I Invite inspection and
assure polite attention.
All correspondence promptly answered.
EDWARD S. GREEN
Manufacturing Jeweler and Gradnato Optician,
No. 6 Salem Avenuo.
Kycs Examined Wo
Free of Charge. Wholesale.
WHY VOTERS OPPOSE WATTS
Sound Reasons Assigned by a
ninny Democrats Who Aro Saying; Noth?
ing and Sawlog Wood Will Not Sup?
port tho SEJ.r-madk TIOKET lie
cnn-o of tho Ohjeotlonahle Timber It
ContaliiH and the Undemocratic Wny
In Whloh It Was Made.
Yoaterdsy The Times encountered
one of the founders of Roanoko, whose
namo is well-known to almost every
voter in the city, and when the subject
of local politics was broiohod tho ap?
pended conversation enaued:
"Which of tbo legislative tickets do
you think will be elected?"
"My observation leads mo to think
the Citizens' ticket will win."
"Why do vou think ho?"
"There aro manyreasons for It- They
aro cumulative. Hut they aro well sum?
marized when wo Bay It is duo to con?
tinued defiance of popular opinion and
the persistent violation of individual
rights in thu interest of a fow d >mlnoer
ing corporations, such as the Roanoko
Gas and Water Com pany.
"What made the Democratic party
the most powerful pDlitical organization
in America was tbo perfectly impartial
fairness of its original method of select?
ing suitable men to form a strong gov?
ernment based upon tho highest moral
principles. Mass meetings were held
and the men boat qualified for the work
required ol tbem were chosen for each
vacant office without reBort to trickery
or self-seeking. That was roally gov?
ernment by tbo people, which Is tbo
essence of nomocracy and Its groatost
strength. Wherever and whenever that
principle is abandoned tho party will
bo disorganized. Voters had no reason
to oppcao selections thua openly made
becauBO every voter participated In
"Now that is all changed. Candidates
nominate themselves* and Iben inaugu?
rate a sort of guorilla warfare through
by?waya and hedgou to circumvent Iho
public and got together enough
claquera to enable them to claim tho
party endorsement. Hut in that ques?
tionably Bullish courao thoy overlook
tho fact that voters who have no voice
in nominating a candidate aro in no 7/ay
bound to support him.
"Formerly when the candidates had
been nominated an executive committee
was then appointed to manage tbo cam?
paign. Its power and duties terminated
on olection day. It was composed of
men of influence, based upon character
and atanding. Now ea^er aspirants for
anything in sight by manipulation get
themselves appointed guardians of tho
party and then constitute themselves a
machine to get offices for themselves or
thoir friends or patrons, relying upon
brow boating, bribery and cajoling, or
whatever other measures seem most
profitable, to force all votors of the
party whoso name they have appro?
priated to support any candidate thoy
choose to put forward. Thoso fellowB
have ovon the audacity to try to appro?
priate the newspapers. Rut in that
particular they are far behind the
founders of political portion, who always
consulted tho newspapers before making
"Hero in Roanoko tho candidates call?
ing them6olves Democrats nominated
themselves and thon went ;o Salem to
toss up for the privilege of using the
name or the parly supposed to have tho
most votoH. Thoy wore so eoltlsb thac
they would not identify themselves with
one another for feat1 of losing possible
strength by contact. They aro not tho
real choic j of any party whatever and
no strictly party man is bound to voto
"\\ hat Jo you think o! Mr. Watts'
"Putting up Mr. Watts v>aa nothing
Bhort of a direct affront to ovory tax
payer in this city, all of whom havj
boon tnoroor less mercilessly bled by tho
insatiably greedy Roanoko Gas and
Water Company. Pooplo who refuao to
submit to tho petty extortions practiced
by that company ovary day aro likely to
meet Mr. Waits in the Courts as the
rotp.ined attorney paid to enforce any
atroci'y that voracious corporation
chooses to perpetrate up. n tho helpless
and unwary. Many cases could be cited
in which thit company has been utterly
merciless in its domineering exactions.
It seoms ? to have its employes well
chosen for the peculiar worn before
them. Whether thoy are people natur?
ally devoid of conscience, or whether
tho policy of tho'company is so brutally
grasping as to stifle evory human im?
pulse in thoso comrjolled to enforce it,
is a question I have often felt somewhat
curious to determine. As counsel for
that company, Mr. Watts could not well
I have been altogether ignorant of these
cts whloh are so conspicuous to others,
et, while employed as the representa?
tive, of this community, in the Virginia
senate, he had the hardihood to attempt
enlarging the powers of .oppression
vested in that corporation and which
aro now so outrageously abused.
"These things Mr. Watts and hie
friends have undertaken to explain
away by stating that the water com?
pany's bill was offered 'by request.' In
a certain aenae that Is probably true. As
oouns? 1 for the Gas and Water Company
Mr. Watts was probably requested to
look after the company's interest.
"Rut hero is tho Senate Journal of
1804. On page 290 we ?nd that on tho
7th day of February Mr. Watts offered
two bills as follows:
"Mr. Watts (by request), by leave,
"No. 321. A bill to enable the State
to acquire, improve and maintain pub?
lic roads, and to create an engineering
organization to lay out* and supervise
tho same, and to levy a tax for this
purpose; which, on his motion, was
read the first, ordered to be read a
second time, and referred to the com?
mittee on finance and banks."
"Mr. Watts, by leave, presented
"No. 322. A bill to provide a new
charter for th?s Koanoke Gas and
Water Company; which, on Ihb mo?
tion, was rend the firs', ordered to be
read a second time, and referred to the
committee on general laws."
"These paragraphs, foregoing, are
from the official record inscribed by a
sworn officer of the senate. They show
that Mr. Watts was apparently unwill?
ing to be responsible for a bill to im?
prove public roads. But be is shown to
be the sole sponsor for the Gas and
Water bill, which at first contained a
provision to over-ride and nullify a de?
cision of the State court of appeals in
order to enable that greedy corporation
to extort more money from the public
under the form of law. That provision
Mr. Watts says be advised his corporate
client to strike out for no other reas >n
than thai ' It was useless to offer ' It
"When an indignation mooting was
held in this city to protest against tho
bill the people would not raly upon Mr.
Watts to dispose of it, oven,though they
paid him to represent them. They di?
rected two city officials to go to Rich?
mond and sog that the bill was killed.
"Apologists for Mr. Watts aay that
in acting as attorney for the Water
Company he only pursued his overy-day
occupation. That is truo. But If his
every-aay employment compels bim to
oppress tho people then his employment
Is opposed to tbe public interest and for
tbatroason disqualifies him to reprosont
tho public. It Is a principle as old as juris?
prudence itself that no honorable lawyer
oan or will undertake to reprosontboth
sides of tbe Bame cause, because a prop?
erly zealous fidelity to one Interest will
essentially involve more or less of dis?
loyalty to tbe other as long as men re?
main human and humanity remains sol
"There Is surely nothing in Mr.
Watts' method of making himself a
candidate to Indlcito unselfishness and
tbe people do not overlook that In cast?
ing their votes.
"There are whispers In the air to tbe
eifact that tho surplus profits of .ho
Roanoke GaB and Water Company and a
few other allied corporations are to
play an Important part In crushing pub?
lic opposition and forcing Mr Watts
Into the legislature. But I really don't
think they have onough money between
them ail to elect him in the present
state of public sentiment."
"What do you think of the chancos
for tho other two candidates running as
"As In the caso of Mr. Watts, Mr Mc?
Cartney's individual interests and every?
day occupation plainly disqualify him
to mako a faithful legislator oven
though ho is no: disqualified In other
"Captain Borkely is a pretty fair can?
didate as machine candidates go these
days, lie has so often and earnestly
assured the public that ho is only a
plain, blunt man that I believe him. In
general bo is so much less objectionable
than bis associates that I bellovo he
will run ahead of his ticket."
"Shall Tue Times quote you on this
"As I am no politician this could do
no good. My only object In wishing to
see Mr. Watts dofoatod Is because ot
his activity in foisting this inlqultlously
oppressive Gas and Water Company
upon Roanoke and then attempting to
onlarge its original powers of oppreB"
"Will you describe soma of its
' They are too numerous to bo de?
tailed to-day. Cnue and see me again
and 1 will try to givo you dates and
names as woll as Instanoes."
"Do you know many Dernocats who
will oppose tho :nachino ticket?"
"About a hundred or so."
"Will you givo Tin: Times same
"N?o. They aro mostly men in
soocowhat dopendont positions and I do
not wish to subject them to the petty
persecution which would certainly fol?
low if their political views were pub?
licly Known. Tbat is macoino method.
Rule or ruin. Bus as Boon &s thono peo?
ple who confiscated tho Democratic
temple find that there is nothing con?
vertible in is thny will abandon It. In
that way It will get a Rood airing and
purify tho nt.TQOsphere by the titno the
whole organization is ready to assemble
again. Thus defeat will do tho party
good Those aeif-madn patriots never
stay lont? whera thsro is nothing to
Supposed Pustolllee Robbers.
bruges, Oct. l'J ?Detectives have ar?
rived here to idnntify the men Russoll,
Anderson and Kllioran, suspsctod of bo
ing the notorious American postotlico
robbers, and the woman named Ana
Jenes, who were recently arrested hero
charged with having beon connected
with the jewolry and bank notes robbory
at Ostend. Tbe dotectlves aro in posses?
sion of a photograph of Russell, which
was sent to tho authorities by tho police
of tho United States, and it tallies with
tbe man Russell now in custody. The
prisoners refuse to say anything and
will not allow tbeir pictures tobe taken.
Tbe police authorities of this city are
confident tbat one of the prisoners is
the man Russell, who is wanted by the
United Slates autborltiea, as bis ap?
pearance tallies exactly with the de?
scription of him sent out by the Ameri?
The Marable Case.
Petersburg, Va., Oct. 19.?A special
to the Index-Appeal from Richmond,
Va , says: At Lunenburg Court liouse
to-day Judge Mann, who was employed
to asBist the commonwealth's attorney
In the prosecution of Marable, had tbe
court to issue an order for the prisoners
to be brought boforo him on November
Fltzslmmons tiets Hin Stake Money.
CORPUS Christi, Texas, Oct. 19.?"I
have a boss piece of good newp," Baid
Fltzslmmons to-day. "i have just re?
ceived a telegram from Julian from
New Orleans, In which he states ho has
got my attached stake money fixed up
all right, and tbat ha has left for Hot
Springs to arrange other matters."
The United Statos Government re?
ports show Royal Raking Powdor su?
perior to all others.
HE WANTS AN ASSISTANT
The City Engineer Makes De?
mands on Council.
Cannot Perform Uln Duties Without More
Help, and Those Duties Must he De
flood?A Lively Question Before Coun?
cil. Bat the Engineer is Tamed Down.
What Will be Done Now ?
Tho City Council held a Bpecial moot-'
Ing l?st) night, called at the request of
tho oommlttoe on sowors, for the purpose
of taking action in relation to certain
communications from the city engineer
to the sower committee, in which the
engineer declined to have anything
further to do with tho completed sewers
of the city unless the lawB defining his
duties woro made moro clear and further
assistance allowed him in his office,
Tho following members were present;
at tho meeting: Mossrs. Andrews,]
liocbm, Bachman, Casey, Coulbourn.i
Fox, Guy, Hawkins, Houston, LougheryV
McClelland, McNauioe, Mays, Torry/
Wilson and Bucknor. /
Tho olork read a batch of communica?
tions between tho city engineer and
sower committee explaining tho situa?
tion. It seems that tho general laws of
the city do not stato specifically that
the matter of making immediate re?
pairs and taking charge of sower work
?hall be vested In tbo city engineer un?
less he Is ordered directly by tbo Coun?
cil. It also appoars that tho city en?
gineer Is desirous of having further
assistance In his office, and had, on tak?
ing chargo of the oillce, appointed an
assistant at 878 por month. Tbe Coun?
cil abolished this assistant after retain?
ing him for one month.
The city engineer has how, besides
himself, one omployo, who is paid a
salary of 812 per month. The city has
under construction certain repairs to
Lick Run drain, which requires tho at?
tention of a supervising authority on
the part of tbe city. Tho city engineer
alleges that ho cannot look aftor this
work and perform tho other duties of
his ofilzo without assistance, At the
last meeting of Council an effort was
made to allow him an as-istant, but it
was votid down.
Siuoo tho last meeting of Council the
city enginoer addressed tho following
lotter to tho chairman of tho sower com?
"Roanoke, Va , October 10, isa3.
"Mr. W. K. Andrews, Chairman of
"Dear Sir:?In tho absence of spec?
ific or general authority given to this
office for supervising, etc., the main?
tenance of completed sewers and drains,
and tho further absence of adequato
forco to run this department as It should
be, I have decided that until this au?
thority is ordalnud and tho forco In this
ofilce increased, I shall be unable to
look after the sewers, and therefore
turn thorn over to your committoo. I
shall continue to issue permits for con?
nections, and will advise you of Bame
so you can supervise the work. No bills
for sewer repairs, etc, will be approved
by this office aftor thlB dato. Vory
"j. H. WlNQate, City EngLnoor "
Upon tho roooption of this communi?
cation Chairman Andrews called a meet?
ing of his committee and after consid?
ering tho subjoct decided to ask for a
special uoee-.lng of Council, and also ad?
vised tho c'.ty engineer to make a state?
ment iu writing of his reasons for re?
fusing to perform this work in order
that i'. might be laid beforo Council. v
At tho meeting last night the engi?
noer presontod a communication, set?
ting forth tho reasons as requested,
stating that ho had repeatedly asttud
for assistance, and ho did not feel that
ho hf.d the authority to go ahead with
cor aln work without buing dlreorod by
Council, and said further: "1 havo al?
ways contended in my reports to Coun?
cil that I had no general authority for
ropalring streets, sidewalks, bridges,
snwe.'b, etc, in tho absence of specific
authority from Couniil, In which I am
fully borne out by the opinion of tho
citv.sollcitor, hereto attaeaed."
The city solicitor states; ' 1 do not
find in tho ordinances cf this city, as at
present in force, any provision requiring
tho city enginoer to supervise any
other work than that which has been
orderod by tho Council." Ho thinks the
ordinances ought to be amonded bo as to
define the duties of the city engineer in
this respect, as had been done in re?
spect to streets, as he understood, by
Upon this point Mr. Loughery stated
to tho Council that tho ordinance com?
mittee was already at work on an ordi?
nance which would define the duties of
tbe city enginoer as indicated by the
The city engineer continued his state?
ment by Baying that for lack of assist?
ance in his offloe the cost to the city of
Hushing tbe sowers by irresponsible
parties exceeded tbe month of August
by 855, nearly enough to pay an assistant.
He had also several applications to
survey lots, but could not do bo for lack
of assistance. He then closes bis report
with the following recommendation:
"I therefore, In order to avoid any
further friction, recommend that my du?
ties shall be closely and definitely de?
fined by ordinance, and that I bo al?
lowed additional force to run tho otfico
la a satisfactory manner to Council, to
the public and to myself. In order,
however, that th's Increase of force may
not in any way aifdettho arrangements
made by Council in providing finances
to run the city for this fiscal year, I
will suggest that an assistant at $50 per
month and a rodman at S3T> p^r month
bo allowed, providing, however, that
tho work upon tho olllcial map and
school building shall not be expected
at tho hands of these appointees."
After tho report was road members of
Council took a hand In tho discussion.
1 ?, was apparent that tho enginoer had a
goodly number on his sldo, and tho
argumonts waxtd pretty warm at va
1 Mr Loughery and Mr. Terry took the
position that all work would be sus?
pended on streets after November 15;
that tho Hanks contract would be com?
pleted within the next thirty or sixty
days, and thatin tho interest of economy
tho Council could not afford to increase
tho salary list; that it would bo better
to curtail Rome of tho work on band at
this time and not burden the engineer,
if he was so sorely pressed.
Mr. Ruckner spoke on the question,
stating that the ctty was in no position
to increase the salary list; that officers
of the city had now to discount tbmr
warrants; that interest on the bonded
debt must be met, and he for one would
oppose all measures calculated o
further increase the debt of tho cliy
until It was In better position finan?
Messrs. McClelland and Andrews also j
addressed the Council in opposition to
increasing tho force in tho engineer's
Messrs. Bachman, Houston, Wilson j
and Roebm favored granting tho assist?
ance asked for.
Mr Casey tnovoi to adop>. the recom?
mendation of tho city ongineor in re?
gard to tho two assistants in his otfico.
The voto resulted ns follows:
I At this iunoturo tho point was raiaod
by Mr. Doughory that the request of
tho city enginoor for two assistants also
contained a proposition which gave tho
j two assisting tho privilege of doing no
work whatovor on the city map or on any
public buildings which may bo ordered
erected at somo future time.]
Ayoa?Bacbtnan, Boohm, Casey, Coul
bourn, Hawkins, Houston, McNamoo,
Mays and Wilson ? 9.
Noes?Andrews, Fox, Guy, Loughery,
McClelland, Torry and Bucknor?7.
It requiring a majority of the mem?
bers olectod to Council to pass tho rec?
ommendation, it was defeated.
A motion to adjourn was then adoptod.
Certainly <<one to Honduras.
Memphis, Tonn., Oct. 19.?Tho
amount of the operations of A. K Ward
tho absconding treasurer and manager
of the Memphis Barrel and Heading
Company, coutlnuo3 lo grow by devel?
opments. It now soomB likely that tho
paper ho put on tho market will roach
SlSO.OOO, tho groat bulk of it boing
forged endorsements. H is definitely
known that Ward and his wifo aallcd
for Honduras on tbo steamer Broak
water which left Now Orleans Wednes?
Tho Pugilists Discharged.
Nkw York, Oct. Id.?"Young" Griffj
and Kid Lavigne were discharged from
custody by Justice Montoverdc, of Now*
ton, L. I , boforo whom they wore
brought on tho accusation of "being
about to break tho law by engaging in
a prizi u<ht." Tho justice took tho
view of tho csso presented by counsol
for tho accused, that tho dato of tho
proposed light, October 12, haying
passed, tbo court had no jurisdiction.
Hurt by a Falling Hoof.
HAinusmmo, Pa., Oct. 19.?Five men
were seriously hurt by the falling of tbo
iron roof of the casting house of No. 3
furnace of tho Pennsylvania Steol Com?
pany at Steolton to-day. Tho Injured
are: Qeorge Starasonlc, scalp wound;
Edward Phoenix, left leg crushed, am?
putation necessary; Danlol McGsar,
ribs brokon, back injurod, hurt inter?
nally; Henry Yorerd, lacoratlon of
scalp; Charles H. Bowman, laceration
Wookly Hunk Statement.
Nkw York, Oct. 19.?Tho woesly
bank statement shows tho following
changes: Reserve, incroase, SI,20:1,275;
loans, decroaso, ?2,285,700; specie, in?
crease. 390,000; legaltundorB, decrease,
$178,500; deposits, decrease, 81,507,100;
circulation, decrease, $170,200. tho
banks now hold $15,380,175 in oxcess of
\tho requirements of tho 25 por cent
A Minister's Lasting Disgrace,
j OREENVILLR, O., Oct. 10.?lloprosen.
tAtlvoC. W. Hoelfer, a prominent min
iuor, to-day acknowledged writing a let?
ter soliciting a bribo of 31,500 for his
rvoto for .Senator. Mr. lloolfor has boon
(prominently connected In tho ministry
? cf tho Christian Church for twenty-five
years and was it leading inombor of tho
A fatal Holler Explosion.
Paris, Tex., 0:t. 19.?An explosion
of a boiler at Dillard's mill, north of
hero, killed Goorgo Johnson, colored,
engineer, mortally wounded two man
named Park and J. W. .lacktnar, promi?
nent farmers, and badly Injured six
others, somo of whom may dio Tho
mill was demolished.
An Kx-Mayor Drownott.
quinov, 111-, Oat. in.?Whllo out in a
sailboat A. J. Millor, ox-mayor, and
Henry Clay, of Canton, Mo., wero
drowned. There were six men in the
boat when it capsized. The other four,
after boing in the river an hour and a
half, wore rescued.
Hobbed and Murdered.
Hancock, Mich., Oct. 10 ?Tho bodies
of Cbrla Kramer and wife, aged people,
were found in tbo cellar of tboir house
to-day with their throats cut from ear
to ear. It is certain that the double
murder was committed for the purpose
of robbery. _
I'rluceton Tigers Ahead.
Philadelphia, Ost. in.?The Prince?
ton Tlgors defoated tho Lehigh Univer?
sity football team this aftornoon In
twenty-minute halves by the* score of
16 to 0; three touchdowns and two goals.
Military Kn Kouto to Atlanta.
Washington, Oct. 10.?Tho Gover?
nor's Foot Guard of Connectlctn passed
thtough hero to-night by aptelal train
on route to Atlanta, Ga., via Aiiantlc
Itenomluatod Tour TlmvB.
rJV.TROir, Mich . Oot 10 --Mayor Pin
gree wa? ronooilnaied U r a fourth lerni
by Id ainatloii by the Republic in oily
e. nvi alien this af!= moon.
Ltndetnan & Sous Pianos.
SOUR magnificent styles in this artist'q
plano has Just been r CBlved by llobiio
Music Company. Call aud see thoru.
SENATOR SHERMAN'S ffew BOOK
It Is Exciting Great Interest
Seoator ForakerBays He is Sorry tbe Proof
6heeH Could Not Hare Been Withheld
Till After the Ohio Election? The In?
sinuations as to Gnrfleld'sDapllcity De
nled?The Oattleld Family May Make
Milwaukee, Wis.i Oci. 19?To an
Associated Press reporter A. J. Alkens,
of the Evening Wisconsin, said to-day:
"I attended the National Republican
convention that nominated James A.
Gartlold (or President in 1SS0, and was
present at all sessions. I heard all the
nominations and remember particularly
tne speech of Mr. Gartlold nominating
John Shorman in behalf of the Ohio
delegation. Tho opening of this speech
waH such that no man, who heard It,
can forgot it. Not only tho matter, but
tho manner of Mr. Gartlold In tho open?
ing of his speech, indicated great zeal,
the truthfulness and earnestness in his
nomination of Senator Sherman.
"Tnere waB no sentence In any of tho
apoechoB comparable, In my idea, to the
opening sentonco of that speech. Tho
balloting wont on from day to day until
Mr. Garilold was nominated with a
whoop and a hurrah, as everyone knows.
Tho night before his nomination I
called upon Mr. GarQeld with a vlow to
securing his consent to accept the nom?
ination If tendered to him. Mr. Gar
field's manner In rejecting all overtures
could not bo mistaken by any man who
hoard auch an interview as I had with
him, and it is duo to tho truth of his?
tory and the memory of Mr. Garilold to
say that ho made no trade or arrange?
ment by which ho should receive the
A dispatch from Cleveland, Ohio, says:
A groat doal of interest Is manifested
hore by political workers concerning
tho review of Senator Shorman'a book,
which was sent out from Chicago laat
night exclusively by Tho Associated
Press. Tho oldest son of tho lato Presi?
dent, Harry A. Garfield, was soen thiB
morning by an Associated Press ro
portor and while adverse to expressing
"I am and have been a warm admirer
and friend of Senator Sherman's, and I
know thtt my father always way. Of
course, Sonator Sherman has a perfect
right to his own opinions, as has ovory
body clso. li does not seem to mo right
or proper for anyone to make charges
by inforenco, but they should be sub?
stantiated by papers and documents. I
do not care to enter Into a controversy
over It, and prefer not to discuss the
matter until I havo soen the book,
which I havo ordered." Speaking for
the family, bo said: "I think whatever
reply we may decldo to make will likely
bo made in tbe form of a biography, but
at the same time it la possible wo may
decide other wise and mako a statement
regarding It "
Wl ties Ho Had Waited Awhile.
Columbus, o , Oct. 10 --Ex-Governor
Foraker bolng asked what he thought
about Sonator Sherman's now book re?
plied: "i havo not aoen tho book, and
I do not know anything about its' con?
tents; but If, as stated In tbu nowspa?
pera, It crlticisea prominent Republi?
cans, I am aorry tho proof shoots could
j not havo been withhold until after the
young mack ay killed.
Tho Son of the Bonanza Mlllloualro
Moots With it Fatal Accident.
Paris, Oct. id ?John W. Mackay.
Jr , son of tho California millionaire,
was thrown from his horso at his
country placo at Mavet, In tho|depar5
ment of Sartho, yesterday. Ills skull
was fracturod and he died to day. The
body is bning embalmed and will be
taken to Paris either Sunday evening or
San Francisco, Oct. 19 ?John w.
Mackay, Jr., who was killod in Paris
yostorday, was tho eldest son of tho
hen,in/\ millionaire, John W. Mackay.
Tho deceased was about 25 years of age,
having been born at tho Grant Hotol in
this city in 1S70. Ho and Clarence,
aged about 2;t, svere tho only children
of tho millionaire, the Princess Colonna
being a stepdaughter. For tho past six;
months the young man and his brother
havo been spending their vacation in
Europe, partly with their mother, partly
with their stepsister, Eva, the Princess
Colonna Mr. Mackay, Sr.. is In this
city and received only a brief cable?
gram announcing tbo accident and
death. Mr. Mackay is overcome with
Absorbed by thu American Company.
St Louts, Mo , Oct. 19.?The Amer?
ican Tobacco Company has purchased
tho J. G Butler Tobacco Manufactory
in this city and will operate it In connec?
tion with tbe trust.
MI? Fire at New Orleans.
New Orleans, La., Oct. io ?Fire
lat-t night destroyed the National Rice
Mill, on E ysian Field s reut,sand four
adj fining buildings L )?s t stiaaated at
8300,000; fnlly o ivored t?y insurance
The loss hrteludfd 810,000 worth c t rice.