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well toward the top. The rise was facilitated
by covering of short contracts.
There was much discussion of the probable
form of treasury relief, which was generally
expected, would take. Additional
government deposits, international bankers
Mid. might result only In expelling some of
the gold our bankers had by such hard work
obtained In Kurope. Kxchange was again
strong yesterday, advancing at the close
after having sold off from the high price
of 4 8ft for demand sterling.
Call money got as high as 7 per cent yesterday,
but before the close of the market
It dropped to 2 per cent. Most of the day's
loans, however, were made at 6 per cent/
Time money was firm at 6 per cent bid for
all periods. _ i_ ^ n
Secretary Shaw was expeciea m ???
street all day, and a number of bankers
called at the subtreasury to confer with him.
He did not make his appearance there,
however, arid those who came to offer adVice
or to learn the Secretary's intention in
regard to refunding government bonds or
making additional deposits of government
money went away without getting any information.
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No hint of his real intentions was giv?n
until the formal announcement of the relief
plan was made public last night.
BURGLAR SHOT BEST.
Fatally Wounded Policeman Trying to
Take Him.
KB\V YORK. October 23 ?A duel with
revolvers between two policemen on foot
and a burglar In a wagon ended in Brooklyn
today with the escape of the burglar I
and the fatal wounding of Roundsman
James McG-arry. In company with Roundsman
Carney, McGarry found a grating removed
from the window in the cellar of a
drug store at Kingston avenue and De^
enriv todav and went into the
wrian awvuw , ,
cellar to investigate.
While they were searching a man climbed
out of the cellar and jumped on l.ie seat of
a wagon, where an associate awaited him.
As they whipped up their hor?e the roundsmen
reached the sidewalk and opened fire
on them. With the roundsmen in hot pursuit
down the street a running battle took
place. The police shots went wild, but at
the first reply of the burglars McGarry
was wounded in the face. A second bullet
pierced his arm and a third brought him
down with a wound in the head, from
which he is not expected to recover. His
companion pursued the burglars further,
but ther disappeared In Prospect Park.
AMERICAN MISSIONS.
Treasurer's Report Shows Debt Largely
Reduced.
OBERIJN, Ohio, October 23.?The sixtieth
annual meeting of the American Missionary
Association began here today, the first session
being largely devoted to organization,
welcoming addresses and responses.
The treasurer, H. W. Hubbard of New
Tork. reported that the total receipts for
the year had been $-423.627; that the debt
had been reduced during the year from
$89,2M to $67,912; that the income of the
Daniel Hand educational fund for colored
people had been $71,413; that the reserve
legacy account for current work WOC-OT
will be $05,732, and for 1907-8 will be $3ii,672.
a total reserve legacy fund of $104,-?i)5.
The report of the executive committee
read by Charles A. Hull of Brooklyn, N.
Y.. said there had been a very considerable
excess of receipts over expenditures during
the year, and. notwithstanding large an- i
ticlpated expenses for buildings and repairs,
the recent recurring deficit had been
overcome and the debts of the association <
reduced more than $20,000. The report rehearsed
the missionary conditions In the regions
where the association Is working.
The receipts for current work have been <
$423.fi27, and the expenditures have been
$402.2*o, a credit balance on the year of
$21,341. The amount has been applied to
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the reduction or tne oia ucui w
which had accumulated during the previous
three years. The present debt is $07,012.
BHYAN ON MORALS.
He Agrees With Beveridge About Regeneration.
WABASH. October 33.?In a speech made
before a large crowd here, Mr. Bryan said:
"Senator Beveridge has been quoted as
? saying in Washington not long ago that
what we need in this country is a moral
regeneration in both public and private
life, and I believe that Senator Beveridge
Is right. The investigations that have
taken place in the last two years show a
1 'lon-rajiatinn in both business and do
litlcal life. All over the country there has
been an attempt to purify politics.
"There has been a tight against graft and
crookedness in office, and investigations
have shown that in the great 'business communities
there has been constant Immorality
under the guise of modern business
methods and we find that these men have
not only been plundering the public at
large, but swindling their closest associates
in their own enterprises. There has been
a revival of virtue and I believe it means
a great deal to this country, for it is the indication
of men following the dictates of
their consciences, and conscience, after all.
Is the most potent force that man knows
on earth."
Mr. Bryan said that Philadelphia, which
he called "the most corrupt city ill the
country." had been redeemed by the peo*
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ptv. illKI UKJU^II 11 UIU IIUL liu>& ?.
mayor it had a reformed mayor. John W.
Kern Joined Mr. Bryan at Huntington. The
peeoh there was- a review of the work of
the democratic party.
Murphy's Charges Fall Through.
%>rvlnl Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK. October 23.? After examin- '
lng the five witnesses the grand Jury notififieJ
the district attorney that it had
been unable to And any evidence to sub
uinuajie oeiiuer *wurynj a fces ifi
*s?inst the Independence League. " It was
officially announced that the Murphy accusations
would not be dignified even by a ,
presentment. The entire proceedings, It Is i
aid, have been definitely dropped.
Plot Against King.
> lal Cablegram to The Star.
MADRID, October 23.?The Epoca states
\1i r\ n ? uaj b afju a iiuii<>uvi v?i uiuiui 3 ui 1
the I .as Rosas road ran into a -wire
Btretohed across the road a short distance
from Madrid. The occupants in one of
the cars were fired at by two men, who
escaped. It is supposed tliat this was
tlie outcome of a plot against the life of
King Alfonso, who was due at the poJnt
?l: about that time on his way back to
Madrid from a visit to the Escurial.
Prison Governor Killed.
id1.' 1'u'l'cv ciiva?in no t ^ _a.
4m\i ih l ^lUTMO UCl'JUCi _ >. AH ill"
teini't of the convicts here to break out of
Jail last night led to a serious fight, during
wblch nine convicts and the governor of
tins prison were killed and several persons
^rer?' wounded. Seventeen convicts succeeded
in making their escape.
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One Killed; Score Injured.
flCIIKNBCTADY. N. Y.. October Zi.-A
truUey car on the Schenectady railway from
Wroy. filled with passengers, got beyond
fh? control of the mnforman thl?
art the Junction of the Troy and city lines,
lid some distance, hit a big pole and was 1
Overturned. Another car following ran into
the wreck. One passenger la reported killed I
lau>4 a score or more injured.
No Charge Against Him.
HAVANA. October 23.?In consoquence
(?f the discovery of collusion between
knia<>>- officials of the custom hou?e an<l
Outsiders. In connection with the aact<n
sales of uncalled-for goods. Cashier I
has resigned and one inspeotor
and two clerks have been auepaadad
riding an Investigation. The amount ,
the frauds Is not believed to be great.
TbOTe 1m no charge against Bacalluu.
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GRAIN MEN_PROTEST
Rival Boards of Trade Have
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i neir i roumes.
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ELEVATOR HEARING STARTS
Dealer Tells I. C. C. That He Was
Blacklisted.
SHORT WEIGHT CHARGED
RalH T+ Waa Vavat Rafu fnr Him to
Put Wheat Through Elevator
Controlled by Rivals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 23.?Both
Commissioners Clark and Lane were on
hand today when the Interstate commerce
grain hearing was resumed in the district
court. Twenty grain dealers, elevator men
and railway officials had been subpoenaed
to testify today. The commissioners will
tonight leave for Omaha, where the hearing
will be taken up again.
B. R. Beall of Kansas City, of the Na
uonai liraan ana iiiievaior company, wnicn
la affiliated with the national board of
trade of Kansas City, a rival of the Kansas
City board of trade, testified in effect that
farmers who dealt with the national board
and Its members likewise were blacklisted
by the Kansas City board of trade. He
also stated that the rules of the Kansas
City board of trade provided that any
member of that organization dealing with
members of the national board of trade
was liable to suspension.
Mr. Beall said that his company in itB
existence had sold probably half a million
bushels of grain, none of which he was able
to soil in Kansas C!ltv hppansfl nf thesp r?
strictions. Asked If his company had experienced
any trouble from the Kansas City
board of trade or from any railroad in
moving its grain outside of Kansas City,
Mr. Beall said: "Yes. We experienced interruptions
when we attempted an export
shipment of wheat at New Orleans through
the Illinois Central elevator in that city.
They placed an embargo of 5V4 cents a
bushel on our shipment for running the
wheat."
Mr. Beall had. he said, protested vigorously
to officials of the Illinois Central railroad
both at New Orleans and Chicago and
the charges were considerably reduced.
Called Elevator Crooked.
Continuing, Mr. Beall said that their
grain on this particular shipment was all
shdrt in weight in the elevator from 1.000 to
2.000 pounds to the car. He said he did not
consider It safe for his company to put its
grain through any elevator operated by
pereons Interested In the Kansas City
board of trade.
Mr. Beall said that he had been a member
of the Kansas City board of trade up to a
year ago. He declared that In 1904 there
was a pnmhtnrtttnn formed to flcrpe linnn
the price to be paid for wheat by members
of the Kansas City board of trade. He
named half a dozen leading local grain
firms and Individual grain men, who, he
said, were members of this combination.
Among these, he said, was the Southwestern
Grain Elevator, owned by Armour.
Mr. Beall was asked if he knew of any
Kansas City grain men ever having b?en
notified by the grain dealers' associations
of Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa or Nebraska
not to buy grain of Irregular shippers, socalled,
Mr. Beall said that such notifications
had been received up to within two or three
years ago.
Mr. Beall explained that the nautical
board of trade had headquarters In Kansas
City. It had twenty-flve active members
here and about 400 In other cities. It
had no exchange outside of Kansas City.
In reply to a direct question Mr. Beall
declared that the members of the national
board of trade were blacklisted by the Chicago,
Minneapolis and Kansas City boards
of trade, and that the Kansas City board
of trade interfered with all shipments of
Kraln belonging to the national that passed
through Kansas City. The weight department
of the Kansas City board, he said,
insisted upon weighing all the national's
grain, claiming the right to weigh all grain
coming into Kansas City.
i>lr. XJea.il, ill repiy iu <x ljucauuii innu
Commissioner Lane, named ten members
of the Kansas board of trade whom he asserted
had refused to buy grain from his
company, giving as an excuse that they
feared expulsion from their board.
MURDEE SUSPECTED
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BODY OF C0L0BED WOMAN
FOUND NEAB BEBWTN.
Inspector Boardman received a message
this afternoon stating that the body of a
colored woman had been found on the property
of the Rev. Dr. Parker, near Berwyn.
Mil. John T. Burch, Justice of the peace
for that particular district of Prince George
county, grave the Information to the police
official. He told the inspector that the body
was almost nude, and that It had evidently
been In the woods for several days, buzzards
having eaten away part of the flesh.
The body, the magistrate stated, is that
of a woman between forty and fifty years
of age. She had dark brown skin, weighed
about 140 pounds ana had gray hair. A
thin undergurment and stockings were the
only articles of wearing apparel found on
the body.
It Is stated that a careful examination
has not yet been made, bat nothing has yet
been discovered to show that the woman
was murdered. Inspector Boardman thinks
the circumstances indicate that a murder
has been committed. The body, It is stated,
was found late yesterday afternoon by two
boys who were hunting; squirrels.
Magistrate Burch stated this afternoon
that oome residents of the county have an
Idea that the body is that of a woman who
recently sold a piece of property to the
railroad company and received $2,000. He !s
making an Investigation in this city this
afternoon to ascertain something about the
woman who figured in the deal, and hopes
he will be able to learn something that
will lead to the identification of the body.
Inquest Held.
Magistrate Burch, acting as coroner,
started an innuest over the hortv n-n-n.
lng. but In the absence of definite proof
In the case he adjourned the hearing until
tomorrow. It Is said to have been Mrs.
Jane Arnold who received the money from
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad for her
property. The magistrate is In comnlunlcation
with her friends, and hopes he will
be able to learn something definite about
her before the hearing Is resumed.
It was suggested this afternoon that the
woman may have been murdered at some
place other than In the country, possibly
in this city, and her body taken to tfhe
woods and disposed of.
Detective Warren was detailed to assist
In the Investigation of the case In this city.
He learned that a woman named Jane Arnold
lived In this olty, and he Is endeavoring
to ascertain If she Is the one who bad
property Interests In Maryland
Fourteen Must Die.
WARSAW, October 23.?Fourteen member!
of the socialists' lighting organization
who were arrested October ?0 have been
condemned to death by drumhead courtmartial.
It Is expected that the action of
the court will result in a general strike tomorrow.
The military authorities continue their
aomiciuiary vibjib ip me renaeauu aistrlcte.
They recently Marched the houae of
Count KtmImU, the moat prominent of the
Pollah nationalist*.
DlSCtfSS THE CHARGES
MEMBERS OF TYPOTHETEA SUPPOST
COOPER STATEMENT.
Printers Accuse Prof. Moore With
Having Reprimanded Them for
Failing to Pay Assessment.
The charges which have been preferred
against Prof. Willis L. Moore, chief of the
weather bureau, by Mr. Robert S. Cooper,
a compositor employed in the printing
division of that service, and which after
investigation by the civil service commission
are to be forwarded to the President
for his action, aa stated In The Star, were
given consideration today by members of
the Typothetae of Washington, on association
of employing printers. Mr. Byron S.
Adams, president of that organization, and
Mr. W. F. Roberts, one of Its leading members,
had something to say this afternoon
regarding the matter.
"A printer employed In the printing department
of the weather bureau came to
me June 20 last." said Mr. Roberts to a
Star reporter, "and informed me that he
and four other compositors there had been
severely reprimanded by Prof. Moore for
not paying their 10 per cent assessment to
the Typographical Union. He asked me if
I knew whether Prof. Moore was a printer,
as he added that he understood Mr. Moore
was acting under Instructions of the printers'
strike committee in administering the
reprimand because he was a member of the
union.
Say They Were Sent For.
"It is denied that the printers went voluntarily
to Prof. Moore, but they were
sent for by him. The men, I am informed,
are S. B. Estes of Tennessee, Wm. B.
Green of Maryland, H. O. Fink of North
Carolina, G. E. Von Ostermann of Indiana
and B. S. Cooper of Pennsylvania. They
were reprimanded because, as Mr. Moore
stated, they were not upholding the Typographical
Union in the strike for an eighthour
day. I was also informed that Prof.
Moore declared to the printers he had sum
moned:
" 'What manner of men are you not to
uphold me In a sentiment I have publicly
expressed?' "
Mr. Roberts also said Prof. Moore, in a
communication to the typographical union,
had said he. as president of the National
Geographic Society, was about to take the
work of the society away from a non-union
firm of printers, but having since learned
that the firm had yielded to the demands of
the printers, he had decided to allow the
Arm to continue doing the work.
"I have figured out." concluded Mr. Roberts.
"that the printers in the government
printing office who are members of the
union, contribute the handsome sum of
about $20,000 per month to the strike fund
at the ra te of 10 per cent of their earnings."
OnPKtinned flnnnpr
Mr. Byron S. Adams said when Mr. Cooper
was summoned before Prof. Moore the
latter asked him what reason he had, if
any, for not paying the 10 per cent assessment
which had been levied against him by
the union. To this Mr. Cooper replied that
he owed it to his family. He said he would
like to know where his duty to the union
ended and his duty to his family began.
He also said if he was compelled to pay
the amount his family could not be properly
cared for with the remaining amount
of his salary.
Another printer who had been summoned
before Prof. Moore when asked the same
question replied that he had a daughter
suffering from tuberculosis in North Carolina,
and if he had to pay the assessment
it would be necessary for htm to bring his
child back to Washington to die, said Mr.
Adams.
THE PEOPLE'S LOBBY.
Scope of Its Work Outlined by the
Governing Committee.
A meeting of the governing committee of
the People's Lobby was held at the Raleigh
today, and for a couple of hours discussed
plans for opening its work In this city.
There were present Edward R. Alexander
of this city; R. M. Allen of Lexington, Ky.,
secretary of the Interstate pure food commission;
Frederick C. Howe of Cleveland,
Ohio, state senator and associate editor
Ridgway's Weekly; Henry Beach Needham
of this city; James B. Reynolds of New
York, Joint author of the Neill-Reynolds
meat inspection report; George E. Oole of
Chicago; Lincoln Steffens, associate editor
of the American Magazine; Everett Colby,
member of the state senate of New Jersey;
Dr. Samuel McCune Lindsay of Philadelphia,
secretary of the child labor committee.
After a discussion of a coupl? of hours
the committee adopted the following sections
for its constitution, outlining the
scope of its work:
ine coiiecnon ana aisseminatlon or information
regarding pending national legislation,
and the attitude of members of
Congress thereon.
'The keeping of an aecurate^record of
the official acts and votes of members of
Congress, together with other information
pertinent to their official records, and from
time to time the making public of these
records and securing for them the widest
possible publicity."
A temporary committee was appointed,
to be known as the ways and means committee,
consisting of Messrs. Sullivan, temporary
chairman; Allen, temporary secretary;
Alexander temporary treasurer; Cole,
Webster and Needham, with instructions
to report at the next meeting of the committee
to be held In about one month. The
I1CAL lucciiiifi ma/ uc iu LUIS L'lLJT, INOW
York or Chicago.
It was decided to have thirty members of
the governing committee.
SUBMITTED TO COUNSEL.
Question Affecting Transfers Between
Local Railway Companies.
?jorporauon counsel i nomas has been
asked by the Commissioners to determine
whether the charters of the local street
railroad companies require them to give
universal transfers. This Is a result of a
communication received by the Commissioners
from Mr. Kepler Hoyt of the Victoria
apartment house.
Mr. Hoyt stated he was Informed that
the charters of the car companies doing
business in the District require them to"
give universal transfers, which would Include
transfers from the cars of one company
to those of a rival company, but that
such transfers are not given and,cannot be
compelled, because the acts of Congress
chartering these companies makes no provision
for penalizing the companies for not
furnishing the transfers.
He concluded his communication by saying:
"Will you inform me upon the legality
in this case, and if the companies are required
to give transfers if a suit of annulment
of their charters in question for the
violation would hold."
Electrician! Injured.
William 8hrlver and Robert Morrow, who
are employed as electricians at the power
house of the Washington Traction Company,
foot of 4H street, were painfully
burned about the face and hands by electricity
while working on a switchboard at
the plant this morning. The ambulance was
summoned from the Emergency Hospital
and the victims of the accident were removed
to that Institution. They were only
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hospital as soon as the physicians had
finished their work of giving them treatment
Fine or Imprisonment.
When Jacob Bloom, who has a store on 4%
street southwest, tried to stop Essie Eastern
from carrying away a pair of shoes
claimed by Bloom, Easton, it is alleged,
struck the store proprietor over the head.
Harry Steinberg tried to prevent the escape
of Easton, also, and he. it is alleged, was
struck ip the face by Easton.
Eaeton was arrested by Policeman Waters
of the fourth precinct and he was
called upon in the Police Court today to
answer a charge of assaulting Harry Steinbery.
He was ordered to pay 120 One or to
spend sixty days in Jail,
SECOND SESSION HELD:
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Annual Meeting of the Synod of 0
Baltimore.
AT GUNTON-TEMPLE CHURCH
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One Hundred and Thirty Ministers ?
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and Elders Present c
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REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES *
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Attendance at Religious Services by J
Cadets of Naval Academy?Erect- i
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ing New Buildings. 1
The second session of the fifty-second an- >1
nual meeting of the synod "of Baltimore be- c
gan In the Ounton-Temple Memorial ii
Church, 14th and R streets, this morning, a
Moderator G. Alvin Smith presiding. About ?
one hundred and thirty ministers and elders c
were present. All delegates are being en- *
tertalned during the meeting of the synod g
by the presbytery of Washington. Reports t,
from special and standing committees and
discussions based on the reports comprised P
the business of the morning. 8
"It Is not lack of business knowledge f
that has prevented ministers laying aside t
sufficient saving to support themselves and their
families," Rev. Dr. James Moffatt of t
Cumberland, Md., declared In speaking t
upon "Ministerial Relief." He cited instances
In hl? presbytery when ministers
have raised and educated families on mod- .
erade salaries. .
"The average that is given to widows
semi-dependent upon this board," Dr. Moffatt
explained, "is only $150 per annum, f
Honorably retired ministers are paid $280."
Dr. Moffatt was asked why honorably retired
ministers receive such amount and .
widows so much less. He replied that the t
to reoeive afFadavit from a minister that
he has attained the age of seventy years,
and has served forty years In the pulpit,
and te grrant the retirement allowance without
argument. The matter was further
discussed by Dr. Foster, Rev. W. F. Dickens-Lewis
and Rev. Dr. Teunis 8. Hamlin.
On Boll as Beneficiaries.
In brief, the reDort showed that a total
of 952 names were on the roll of beneficiaries,
of whom 175 were on the honorably
retired list; 500 widows, and 35 orphans.
During the year 107 new names
were added an-d 63 died. The entire amount
in the hands of the board for the year
was' $240,8(53, of which $90,013 was received
from 4,4-Jl churches. Three thousand three
hundred and eighty-five churches contributed
nothing to the cause.
The report as a whole was adopted, as
were also two resolutions which set forth
that sessions of th.e several churches of the
synod be Instructed to appoint each one j
elder whose duty It shall be to aid to securing
larger offerings to this cause, and that
"the synod directs that each presoytery
shall require of each church that falls to
make an offering to the board to give reason
for the same, and that no excuse of
mere neglect be received." q
Rev. Dr. W. C. Alexander, pastor of the t
West Street Presbyterian Church, this city,
presented a report upon church attendance 1
by cadets at Annapolis. li
"Your committee on church attendance by I
cadets at Annapolis would report that after n
many delays and interruptions we. in company
with the chairman of the committee
from the synod of Virginia, secured an au- 6
dience with the Secretary of the Navy," t
Dr. Alexander said. "He was courteous, at- p
tentive to our reauest and seemed interest- .
ed. At his suggestion we submitted a let- "*
ter to him. In which we asked that the objectionable
clause in the old regulations, o
which Is as follows, 'except upon their dec- n
laratlon in writing, with the written ap- t
prova! of their parents or guardians, when .
minors, that they cannot conscientiously "
attend,' be changed to read, 'or that as a y
matter of conscience they feel under ob- a
ligations to attend service elsewhere.' jf
"This was submitted to the superintendent
of the Naval Academy, and Instead of e
substituting the new clause it was tacked ?
on to the old, and as such Is now in force {3
in the Naval Academy. This is not as Jmuch
as your committee had hoped to get,
but we believe this Is a decided gain on y
the old regulations, and hence have ac- |
cepted it, and trust that it will be satis- Jfactory
to the synod, and would accordingly
ask that we be now discharged." "
The desired action was taken.
To Visit Secretary of War.
A Sipecial resolution was Introduced and
n f Vi n Doif PnKfnonn mm
OUVytCU IJIUVJUiua HlMb x/lf7. xvww<uwv>
and MacLeod of the synod shall call upon
the Secretary of War and prefer a request
that a Presbyterian minister be appointed
to fill one of two vacancies In the corps c
of chaplains of the army. d
Rev. Dr. Henry Branch of Ellicott City, f
Md., presented the statistical report of the ^
presbytery of Baltimore, showing that ,
there are now sixty-nine ministers In the
presbytery, 263 ruling: elders, 173 deacons, e
12,310 communicants and 11,912 Sunday o
school teachers and scholars and OS e
churches. a
Statistics of the presbytery of New Castle 0
were presented by J. R. Mllllgan, stated
clerk, as follows: Fifty ministers, 190 elders,
21 deasons, 7,060 communicants, 56 churches.
For the presbytery of Washington Rev. s
Dr. B. F. Blttinger, stated clerk, made statistical
report for the capital, as follows:
Fifty-seven ministers, 81 churches, ^693 a
communicants, 176 ruling elders, 123 aea- t
cons and 8,329 members In Sunday schools.
A marked advance In the work of church 1
erection was reported by Rev. Robert A. a
Davison. The number of churches aided
In putting up houses of worship was 164, as ?
against 119 In 1905; $113,600 was appro- i
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prlated ror me purpose, an auvanuo 01 <a
per cent over last year.. It was further "
stated that since the organization of the c
board of church erection in 1845 a little
more than $5,000,000 has been collected and e
distributed. 1,
Committees of the synod were designated
by the moderator as follows: r
Bills and overtures?Revs. Francis H. ?
Moore, Donald Guthrie, Donald C. MacLeod;
Elders Enoch P. Webb, John B. *
Moore and Daniel McFarlan. p
On Judicial Cases. s
Judicial cases?Revs. W. C. Alexander,
W. T. M. Beale, W. A. Price; Elders J.
B. Bloss, E. Q. Polk and C. W. Benson. 0
Finance?Elders O. W. Oummmga, W. *
A. Leetch and Thomas F. Clark. B
Minutes of general assembly?Revs. S. ^
Ward Rlghter, J. Newton Kugler and t
Dewltt M. Benham. e
Minutes of presbytery of Baltimore?
Revs. T. Edgar irranjciin, Titua is. uavis
and Elder R. L. Ewlng. n
Minutes of presbytery of New Castle? y
Revs. Henry Nelll, S. S. Greenwell and r<
Elder J. Abercromble. i.
Minutes of Presbytery of Washington: .
Rev. T. Freeman Dixon, Joel S. Ollflllan 1
and Blder William Stewart t
Synodlcal Sermon, 190T: Revs. R. H. ci
Hoover, J. W. Mcllvaln and George M.
Cummings.
Narrative, 1907: Rev. George Bailey, Wm.
3. Rowan and David T. Neely.
'Memorials: Revs. Robert P. Kerr, Thomas
A. McCurdy. J. Russell Verbrycke. d
Standing committees and rules. Revs. J. b
T. Stone, H. C. McBrlde and George P. Wll- .
son. b
Leave of _abMnoe. Rev. 8. Beattie Wylte li
ana Jwaer k. k.. opencer. h
To audit the sustentatlon Yuijd: Elders C.
H. Carrington, A. L. Duyckinck and George h
R. Calrnes. n
The report of the college board wu read
by Rev. Dr. John P. Campbell. He wu n
followed by Rev. Dr. J. 8. Dickson, secretary
of the board; President Moffatt of
Washington and Jefferson College, and K
Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcllffe, all of whom 0i
made appeals for the smaller denominational
churches.
College Board Report.
The sense of the college board report ?
and dlsousslon was secured by unanimous
adoption of resolutions setting forth that e
"the synod express Its commendation of the ^
means employed by the board In securing
the closer oo-operatlon with the colleges in A
the conferences that have been held during a
the past two years, and of the efforts of v
the board to enlist the Interest 01 all the N
ihurches in the cause of Christian educaion.
"That th? churches be urged to coiperate
with the plans of the board in its
(fort to secure the Interest of those who
ire blessed with abundant means in furherlng
the endowment and maintenance
it our colleges.
"That the individual churches shall be
riven an opportunity to contribute to this
auae and that In preparation for that time
MLStore are requested to preach a special
ermon on Education day?the day followrtg
the day of prayer for colleges.
"That an effort shall be made to meet
he proportionate amount of increase in
he gifts of the synod in owler to realise
he aim of the general assembly to raise
200,000 for the year.
"That, in connection with the board of
'ducatlon. churches be recommended to
ibserve the day of prayer for colleges.*'
Dr. Campbell s report showed total receipts
by the college board from all sources
luring the year of $1,004,124.40. Ninety
er cent of that amount was in gifts from
ndivlduaia, and 3,864 churchee contributed,
rhile 4,264 failed to do so. Smaller coleges
in the western states, It was explained,
were the ones most in need of aid.
Xtrlng the year the synod of Baltimore
ontributed $1,333.93 toward college board
rork, of which amount the presbytery of
Yashlngton gave $475.81, presbytery of
Newcastle $419.37, and presbytery of Baltlnort
$438.75.
In the Army and Navy.
The afternoon session waa opened by
aoaeraior omitn caning ior reports ot
ommittees appointed at the last annual
rfoetlng. Oen. Chaa. Bird, U. S. A., gave
. review of religious work In the army and
tavy, stating that there are fifty-seven
haplalns in the army and twenty-four In
he navy, a majority of whom are stationed
n the larger navy yards, military posts
Jid other centers where the greatest num?r
of men are regularly on duty.
Discussion as to the canteen at army
losts' was inspired by a question directed
it Gen. Bird by Dr. Blttlnger.
"I am opposed to drinking in every
orm," Gen. Bird said, "tout my otoservalon
would indicate that the canteen
m attachment to the army furnishes a beter
method of influencing against intoxloalon
than the unrestricted drinking which
nuat obtain in places conducted by private
nterests in the vicinity of army posts. The
.bolltion of the canteen has meant a loss
if many thousands of dollars in the amount <
4 money saved by the enlisted men." A
toint of order interposed by Rev. Dr. HamIn
ended the discussion.
The report of the committee on synodical
ustentation was being read by Rev. Willam
H. Logan of Wilmington, Del., when
his report closed.
? Opening Session Last Evening.
At the opening meeting of the synod last
svenlng Rev. Dr. Charles Alvln Smith, pas.
or of Peck Memorial Chapel. Georgetown,
vaa elected moderator. Rev. Dr. W. C.
Uexander of the West Street Church of'ered
the opening prayer, and Rev. Francis
H. Moore of Mlddletown, Del., as retiring
noderator, delivered a sermon. Dr. Moore's
ext was, "If it were not so. I would have
old you." from the gospel of St. John.
Rev. James M. Nourse was rc-elected
lermanent clerk and David D. Neely tem>orary
clerk. Rev. Dr. John Lee* Allison.
/uaivi vi vruiitvii- xriiipin v/iiuiv.u, *?ci
:omed the visitors to the city.
STRIKERS STILL UGLI j
JUT THERE IS NO ACTUAL OUTBREAK
AT NEWCASTLE.
NEWCASTLE. Pa., October 23.?All is
uiet in the furnace strike situation here
oday. The Shenanago valley steel plant and
he Raney and McKinley furnaces are still
n partial operation, but the Rosena and
ted Jacket closed during the night. This
lorning the entire night city police force
ras detailed to guard the plants from 5 to
o'clock, while the day-turn men went to
he works. The police found the plants
icketed, but the groups of strikers were
aslly dispersed and there was no outbreak.
The steel plant and two furnaces yet
peratlng are running under reduced foroes,
lany of the employes not having been able
o enter the works last night. A. report
ist night that one of the three strikers shot
esterday had died caused much excitement
mong the strikers, and a mob of fully 400
athered on Raney street at the approach
o the steel plant, and becajne very threatning.
The city police were again called
nd additional Carnegie police were brought
iere in the night from Youngstown and
lharon. The strikers now demand a wage
ncrease of 15 cents daily. The three
mounded strikers are doing well today and
11 huvp a rhflnr?A finr rpf?nvprv 1
iuperintendent John Oursler today said
here Is no possibility of the strikers' delands
being granted while the trouble is
n.
GERMAN MINERS.
'hreatened Strike Comes Appreciably
Nearer.
ESSEN, Prussia. October 23.?The assoiation
of coal owners has replied to the
emand of the miners' committee of seven
or higher wages, saying that the associaion
cannot recognize the committee as
elng representative of all the miners
mployed, and suggesting that the" owners
f each mine shall deal direct with their
mployes. This action on the part of the
.ssoclatlon brings the threatened strike
if 220,000 miners appreciably nearer.
Japanese Cadet Resigns.
peclal Dispatch to Tha Star.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 23.?Mldshlpaan
Asahl Kitagaki, the only representalve
of Japan In the United States Naval
Lcademy, has resigned. In this course he
/Cted under order from the Japanese govrnm?nt,
transmitted through its embassy
n this country. It Is thought to toe slg
ificant that Kltagakl's action comes coinidentally
with the strained feeling said to
xist toward this country in Jap/.n. This
s particularly noticeable as Kltagakl ha3
eturned from an extended leave during
fhlch he visited Japan within the last few
reek?, and had every intention of completing
his course. He has been a mldhlpman
a little over one year.
Inquiry at the Navy Department brought
ut the statement that the sole reason for
rp?isr n At inn nf t-ho TnT-von i
lan Kltigraki from the Naval Academy at
uinapolis was a deficiency In studies. This
act was first reported by the superintendnt
of the academy to the department,
rhich In turn communicated It to the Japaese
embassy with the result that the
oung man was requested to tender his
esignatlon. A# an act was passed at the
ist session of Congress prohibiting the
urther entry of foreigners at the academy
here can, of course, be no other Japanese
adet admitted in the place of Kltlgakl.
Cronstadt Garrison Arrests.
CRON8TADT. October 23.?Over two hunred
soldiers of the garrison here have
sen arrested on the charge of being memera
of a revolutionary organization, and,
1 addition, a large number of arrests have
een made In connection with the mutiny
ere laat August, in which M. Onlpko, the
sasant member of parliament, was conected.
In view of the state of affairs here the
u-rison has been reinforced by a regiment
f grenadiers of the guard.
Horse Bans Away.
A telephone lineman descending a pole at
ongress Heights about noon today frightned
a horse attached to a buggy and
a used the animal to run away. W. H.
iresnahan, owner of the outfit, wag In a
tore at the time the animal waa frightened,
.fter running a considerable distance the
nlmal collided with ft tree, sustaining seere
injuries and demolishing the buggy,
lobody was Injured.
I
Ill THE HIE HOUSE
Plan to Employ Negro Labor on
the Canal.
FIXING UP THE CONTRACT
Secretaries Boot and Taft Working on
the Terms.
STOPPING AT PORTO EICO
President Going to Spend a Day at
San Juan?A Banquet on
Foreign Territory.
A strange proposition that the idle, shiftless
negro of the south be set to work dieRing
the Panama canal has been made to
President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft.
The President has been toia that the
negro problem In the south might be settled
by such action while the government
is getting the canal built. He listened to
tvViaf- tva a trvlr? Him hut h* vrtuM lllro tn
see the question presented In a more concrete
form, so that he might give It consideration.
The scheme has been worked out by N.
IP. Thompson, editor of the Tradesman,
the industrial organ for a large portion of
the south. He had a long talk with the
President last night and was directed to
submit his views to Secretary Taft. This
'he did this morning, after he had again
visited the President. Mr. Thompson is
arranging for the second annual meeting
of the Immigration conference, a southern
i ffo 1 p Haolo-niul fr* minnlv thik ana rrltv o f
labor In that section -with immigration.
The meeting is to be held next month.
Gov. Cox of Tennessee presiding, and nearly
all the governors of the south present.
"The great Industrial progress of the
south," said Mr. Thompson, "has left us
without labor, and we need fresh blood
badly, both In our factories and on our
farms. We must have Immigration of a
better class, but the trouble now is that
the best class of immigrants are deterred
from coming south by the crimes comKr
<H1o on/1 <sh1ftl?ca nairrnAS Tt
is the idle negro who makes the race issue
In the south. The working negro is respected
and encouraged, and we want him
to remain, but we are going to get rid
of the other class, no matter how it is done.
I think they could be sent to Panama and
made to work there. How could it be
done? I have told the President and Secretary
Taft that I believe the coming immigration
conference of southern men
could work out a plan by which the vagrant
class of negroes arrested in southern
cities could be induced to go to Panama.
"When these negroes are arrested now they
are passed along from one place to another
by police judges fining them or giving
them the alternative of leaving town. Thus
they are shifted from one place to another.
Couldn't some sort of a plan be devised
by which a negro sentenced for vagrancy
could be sent along to Panama, largely
by his own consent? Couldn't the Judges
tryipg these casgs co-operate with the federal
government and the contractors building
the canal In some way so as to rid the
south of the curse It Is now afflicted with?
The negro would be perfectly -willing to go.
'He would be delighted, as he would 4>e
paid wages in Panama.
"The President and Secretary Taft
could not understand how a plan rff ihis
kind could be worked out and in 110 way
committed themselves to It. They uaid
f Vi 11 f \f on m a nrar>tir>al an/I 1 1 nln n
I inui Mm. uumw U1IU 1V0Iul piuu
could be devised by which laborers of
a competent class could be secured tney
would be glad. as the labor problem was
a vexatious one. Some doubt waa expressed,
however, as to the reliability of
the labor of the southern negro.
"One thing Is a fixed certainty. The
Idle negro In the south is causing a renewal
of bitter race feeling. He will
have to be gotten rid of in some way
or no power on earth can prevent nin extermination
in the quickest possible way.
Tt i? nwful tn nnntfimnlatp. hut ; hp ?lt.
uatlon la none the less a real one."
Working on the Contract.
Secretaries Root and Tnft were late at
the cabinet meatlng today, because they
spent the best part of the morning working
over the terms of the contract t lat
will be made for the construction of the
Panama canal. They have had a number
of conferences with the President, who
directed its preparation for consideration
at the cabinet meeting today. The paper
i? understood to be about comDlete Hnv
lng received treatment at the hands of
the Attorney .General and Seereiuries
Root and Taft. It is supposed to bj all
right, legally at least. The principal effort
has been to make it as plain a& possible,
so that no quibbling could follow
the construction of the various seetionu.
President Going to Porto Rico.
President Roosevelt will stop at San Juan,
Porto Rico, on his way back from Porto
Rico. He will reach that city, according to
present program, on Tuesday evening, November
22. and stay until the following
evening. He will be taken there in the
battleship Louisiana, the vessel that will
escort him to and from Panama.
rne ?resiaeni nas auoui ueciaea mat ne
will not stop in Cuba. Besides being short
in time, he feels that some unfriendly criticism
might result In his stopping In a country
that is not under the flag of the United
States permanently, although temporarily
so.
The President will come to Washington
directly from San Juan, which place he
will leave Friday evening. November 23.
He expects to be In Washington the following
Tuesday, in time to celebrate
Thanksgiving at home.
Thanksgiving Proclamation.
The annual Thanksgiving proclamation
of the President will be made public today.
It has been prepared by the State Department
and submitted to the President for his
cIcnatnrA T-T#? will ern nvftr 1t anH nnnond
" O""> " ? ? ?
his signature! The 2?th of November Is the
date selected, that being the last Thursday.
The usual crop of Thanksgiving turkeys
are being fattened by admirers of the President
for his Thanksgiving dinner. The
presidential family Is always together on
that day. The boys and girls come from
colleges and schools and' the big Thanksgiving
turkey adorns the center of the table.
Horace Vose. who 1ms contributed a
Thanksgiving turkey to the White House
regularly for thirty-odd years, has a big
gobbler that he is now fattening to send to
the President. It will be fed from now until
the end of November on the choicest
foods, including chestnuts, celery and olive
OIL
Banquet on Foreign Territory.
President Roosevelt will do something
while In the isthmian canal region that no
President of this country ever before did.
He will attend a reception and banquet
tendered him by a foreign ruler?President
Amador of Panama. The reception will
take place In the palace, which Is about a
mile and a half across the line from the
canal zone, which is American territory.
The President felt that he could not go
that near to Panama and not accept the
cordial Invitation extended to him by the
President of the little republic.
No Fear of Fever.
While the President will reach the canal
region at a healthy season of the year, he
will be subjected to some danger of yellow
fever, but he has no fears, as the xone
is practically free of this disease and has
been for some months. The President and
Mrs. Roosevelt will be accompanied by Surgeon
General Rixey, who will guard the
chief executive against exposures that
might lead to yellow fever or to malarial
troubles. He will insist on the President
keeping indoors in the evenings and fol
lowing a stated program of diet, etc.
Dr. Rixey has been the White House physician
ever since the Roasevelts entered the
building. Prior to that be ted been tte
personal physician of President McKlalef,
attending both the latter and Ml will
Secretary Loeb Return*.
Secretary Loeb returned tht? morn In* to
hi* desk In the White House office building
after an absence of nearly four
months. Two months and a half of this
time was spent at Oyster Bay with th<?
President, and the last five weeks out In
the Jackson's Hole country of MontanR.
where he hunted and Ashed and rode
bronchos. The secretary's companion on
most of his vacation immtt
Carter of Montana, and Mr. lx>eb la now
telling his friends how many more flsh and
how many more bear he (fathered In than
the whlte-goateed statesman from the land
of copper. When the senator arrives on
the scene he will probably have another
story to tell about the same exploits.
Upon Secretary Loeb's reappearance at
the White House Assistant Secretary 1-atta
resumed his duties In the inner room with
the staff of stenographers and executive
clerks, and Assistant Secretary Forstor
took charge of the desk formerly occupied
by Assistant Secretary Barnes, now postmaster
of this city.
Railroad Men Thankful.
President Roosevelt has received the following
letter from P. H. Morrtssey. grand
master of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen:
"I write to express the appreciation of
the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for
the consideration you have shown railwiy
employes of our country in directing Attor
uvj aiiHfu; in iniarvenp in trie nrsi
case tried under the employers' liability
act, passed at the last session of Congress,
for the purpose of supporting the constitutionality,
validity and Interpretation of thl?
law. It is good to feel that we will have
the support of the government In such a
Vital matter, and particularly so when It IS
known that there Is to he an organised attempt
on the part of the best railway legal
talent of the country to have this verjf
beneficial act made void."
WITHOUT INFORMATION.
Local Officials of Southrn Railway Unable
to Confirm Rumor.
Inquire at the general offices of the
Southern Railway Company in this city
today regarding the report that the railway
company was filling the places of
the strikine machinists at SDenrer Man
Chester and other shops with nou-unlon
men elicited no information. the officials
stating that they knew nothing of the
matter. From other sources It is learned
that about twenty-five men, strikebreaking
machinists, were landed at
Spencer, but this is the only pon; at
which non-union workmen have beea put
in the shops.
A telegram received in this city from
Knoxville. Tenn., states that the st/iko
among the mechanics employed in the
shops of the Southern railroad there Is
spreading. When the news reached tliem
of the failure of the machinists to get
the advance asked for from the Southern
the ten roremen who had remained In
the shops walked out, refusing to work
under present conditions, and In the
boiler shops a large proportion of the
boiler makers went out on a sympathetic
strike. It is said the strike may spread
to other departments.
TESTING AUDITOBIUM FLOOR.
Unique Features of New Jewish
Synagogue.
The new Jewish synagojrue being erected
at the corner of Oth and I streets northwest
stands unique in having several modern
features as a part of Its construction.
Richly ornamented terra cotta Is used liberally.
A temporary suspension of the
construction was made the last two weeks
owing to the lack of this material. A new
supply has been shipped and rapid progress
In the construction of the building will then
be made by the builder. Arthur Cowslll.
All the Iron column supports and girders
which usually support the Intermediate
and lighter floor 'beams wure eliminated,
and re-enforced concrete columns, beams,
.giraers ana noor euuw puuswiuieu. n inn
method proves successful there is no dout>t
of it being: used in other large buildings.
It Is sta;ed that the cost of this construction
is considerably less than all-Iron construction,
and the strength Is proportionately
strong
The official test by the building Inspector's
office and the architect, Mr. I?u!s
Levi of Baltimore, Md., will be made from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Mr. Simon
Oppenheimer, chairman of the building
committee, and' Arthur Cowsill. builder,
have expressed a desire that all interested
In this method of construction !>e present,
Henning Will Resume.
NEW YORK, October 23.?James W. Hen- r
ning, who was suspended from the New
York stock exchange yesterday for Inability
to meet his contracts, said today that several
of his friends in the New York stock
exchange have come to his aid and that he
will resume business probably within *
very short time.
Believe in America.
lutmj. ijciODtsr i.5.?Aiinuugri ine papers
here comment IraBclbly on the alleged
unfair treatment of Japanese school children
In San Francisco, the resentment
Is not general among the people, who are
fully confident that President Roosevelt
will do everything possible to avoid anything
endangering the friendship between
the United States and Japan.
Carter Harrison Injured.
MONTREAL, October 2T?Carter Harrison,
former mayor of Chicago, was injured
recently while moose hunting.
McClellan Statue Unveiling.
The McClellan statue commission, composed
of Secretary Taft, Senator Wetmore
and Gen. Horatio C. King, has fixed the
time for the unveiling of the statue In
Washington In May next. The exact dny
has not yet been determined.
Col. Scott Here on Leave.
Col. Hugh L. Scott. 14th Cavalry, super- *
intendent of the West Point Military Academy,
Is In this city on leave of absence and
Is staying at the New Wlllard.
Downtown Temperature.
Tha Hnn-ntna-n tpmn^ra tnrf? as received
from Feast & Co. recorded the following:
I 9 a.m.. 61; 12 m., <57; 2 p.m.. 71.
The temperature registered today by Affleck's
standard thermometer was as follows:
9 a.m., 64; 12 noon, 74; 2 p.m., 78.
Secretary Bonaparte's Plans.
Secretary Bonaparte has undertaken to ,
make a campaign speech at Winchester,
Md., November 2, In addition to those ho
Intends to deliver at Elkton and Denton.
He also will preside at the Lyric Hall meeting
in BaXlmor* Friday evening, which is
to be addressed by Secretary Taft, and It
may be that Secretary Bonaparte will also
deliver an address on that occasion.
May Omit the Denver Speech.
Secretary Taft announced today that he
probably will be compiled to abandon hi*
speaking engagement In Denver on November
1. as It would toe practically Impossible
for him to speak at Omaha on the evening
of October 31. then ?top In t>snv?r and
make hla Idaho engagements. It is not
known positively Just what days he will be
in Pocatello and Bolae.
Funeral of Mr. Z. H. Goldsmith.
Funeral senrloes over the remains of
Zacharlah Hebb Goldsmith, who died SunAav
nvoninr at the residence of hla son. W.
H. Goldsmith, at Vienna, V*., were hold
this mornln*. The Interment wit In Glenwood
cemetery.
Mr. Goldsmith had been 111 several
months. Paralysis was the cause of death.
He was eighty-three years of a?e. and was
formerly foreman of the flsh pond In this
city.
Pat Powers President.
NEW YORK. October 23.-Patrick T.
Powers of Providence, R- I., was today
elected president of the Eastern League of
Professional Base Ball Clubs by a vote of
five clubs a?ain*t three.

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