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la the only newspaper In Newport News that receives full Associated VesB report. VOL. X.. NO. 245 rCDRDY DEFIES TBE COMMISSION Newspaper Men as Well as Legis? lators on Company's Pay Roll. r- ? ? - . $5,000 PAID TO COMMISSIONER President of Mutual Just Misses Being Indicted for Refusing to Answer Questions About How the Policy. j Holders Are Deprived of Their Divi. I dends?Spectators Get Excited. :j - f (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK. Oct. 17.?Testimony In the Insurance Investigation, which was resumed today after a week's adjournment taken because of the death of S. Prod Nixon, was most c.\ rlllng, and only the repeated threats of Senator Armstrong to clear the room, prevented violent demonstn lions of disapprobation of the witness, who was Richard A. McCurdy. presi? dent of the Mutual Life Insurance ('ompany. Crowd Causes a Scene. As It was, however, there were Jeers at several periods that tempo? rarily Interrupted the testimony. These came when Mr. Hughes, 4ho counsel for the commission, asked tin? questions that Mr. McCurdy was re? luctant to answer, or evaded, and were made by the crowd that stood back of the room. In Mr. McCurdy's testimony today a feature entirely new was disclosed, and this was that (he Mutual Life in? surance Company employed a literary bureau to send out to the press of the country news matter that wns of henellt to the company. Newspaper Man on Its Staff. This information came old when a voucher for the payment of $2,600 to Joseph Howard, Jr., In 1004, was pro? duced. Another voucher for the sann; amount paid In M?r, 101)5, was mark? ed "repayable on demand" and "for professional services.-' An attempt was made to obtain from Mr. McCurdy the reason for reducing the dividends on |K)1lclos as the busi? ness increased, and the assets piled up. This question was prompted by letters which came from alt over the country, Mr. Hughes explained. Policyholders Wronged. The examples cited were principally on the policies of the 10-payment life plan. One In particular, for $3,000, that In 1870 drew a dividend of $55.7';, had been gradually cut, until In 1904 It received only $:t. The writer In? closed tables and statements from the company's reports, and said this was in the face of the reserve Increasing year after year. To all the questions on this matter the witness said he was not fortified with the information required. tic refused to discuss the question or to enter any discussion. Is It Only a Farce? Mr. McCurdy's demeanor was ho insistent, and at times defiant, that the spectators bent forward to catch every word and stood on tip too, ex? pecting every moment to hear him directed by counsel to answer the question. His proffer of another wit? ness was all that prevented steps be? ing taken toward his Indictment. Mrj McCurdy thought that putting a witness Under oath made him feel he was on the rack. lie said his an? swers were published In a distorted form, Hint, appeared like an attempt lo ruin him. Goaded by Attorney He is Insulting. Afler taking up the questions of the reduction of dividends, Mr. Hughes rend a long list of policy numbers with the amounts of the face of the policy what had been paid In and tho dividends received by tho policy holders. Asked what he had to say to these, Mr. McCurdy said, "figures don't lie. but Hers can figure.' He then hastily explained that he meant that facetiously and that ho would bo glad to verify the figures. Insurance Commissioners Paid. At the afternoon session Mr. Mc? Curdy was on the stand concerning a payment of $5,000 to Win. A. Frlcke. a former insurance commissioner of Wisconsin. Mr. McCurdy testified that, this payment wns made, after the re? ceipt of a letter from Ohas. T. Lewis, paying thai Mr. Frlcke would accept a retainer "to see Hist the Interests of the Mutual Life should come to NEWPOR no harm" In that State. McCurdy authorized the payment of the money. JURISDICTION IN QUESTION. Does Alexandria Belong to State or Nation is a Problem Being Solved. (Special to th? Daily Press.) RICHMOND. VA.. Oct. 17.?The i'rkc brought before Judge Edmund Waddlll In the United States District Court by John A. Lamb to determine whether Alexandria county Is a part of the District of Colunibin was argued todny. Judge Waddlll postponed. Iii? deci? sion until tomorrow. The prisoner;--, .lohn C. Nelson and James LaFoutalno, were In court. Mr. Lamb, who is their council, bad applied for a writ of habeas corpus lor their release. The case grew out of Hie Alexandria Island gambling incident and involves I he constitutionality of a recession of a portion of tin District to Virginia. GEN. GLENN DIES. Brother of the Governor of Nort'i Carolina Passes Away Suddenly. (By Associated Proas.) RALEIGH, N. C. Oct. 18.?Just be? fore midnight tonight General James D. Glenn, brother and private secre? tary of Governor Glenn, died as the result of an attack of acute indiges? tion suffered Sunday morning. SOLD INTO SLAVERY White Woman Held in Bondage by Chinese Mandarins. _ SALES ARE MADE IN CHICAGO Girls Induced to Cross the Sea to Cathay to Enter Households of Rich Celestials, But They Are Held in Bondage Worse Than Death. (Hy Associated Press.) CHICAGO, Oct. 17.?Trafllc in young women purchased in Chicago to be sold In all parts of ihe empire of China, has been discovered by local federal and police authorities, hut thus far no law has been found pro? hibiting the exporting of American women to foreign countries. The po? lice are lu possession of the names of two women, one in Chicago and one in Shanghai, China, who are thought to be leaders in the practice. The plan used in the operation of the alleged ring was. It Is believed, to first hire unsuspecting girls templing them with lurid stories of wealth n the Orient. A position of maid or high servant in wealthy Chinese fam? ilies Is said to have been the halt offered. To bind the contract the ap? plicant for the position wns told that her traveling and living expenses i would be pnid and all the clothing necessary furnished. When the women reached China they were Immediately placed under guard and sent to the purchasers, who had previously paid from $600 to f 1,000 for each. Many are supposed to be held In palaces of wealthy Chlnesa under heavy guards. LIFE PRISONER IS HANGED BY MOB Negro Murderer Under Sentence Is Taken Out and Lynched in Kentucky. (Hy Associated Press.) LONDON. KY., Oct. 17.?Virgil Bowers, a negro, was taken out of the county jail here by a mob last night.! and hanged to a tree on the road'lead' Ingto Barbourvllfe. Bowers shot and killed George Ferris, a prominent and Wealthy Knox county lumber dealer on tho night of August 20. The murderer was tried by the Lau-j rel county jury last week. The jury disagreed, ten being for the. death pen | ally and two for a Iffe sentence. A second trial, by a jury brought, from brought, from Itoek Castle county ren? dered a verdict of life sentence, after ten Jurors had voted for hanging. The mob is thought to have come from Knox? county. They forced the jailer to deliver Ihe prisoner. Railroad Sold. (By AsBoclatPil Presn.) WILMINGTON, N. C. Oct. 17.? James H, Chadbourn, of Wilmington. I haR sold the Conway Coast and West J ern Railroad to the Atlantic Coast Llue railroad company T NEWS, VA., WEDN ABSOLUTELY FALSE SAYS JUDGE LEWIS Republican Nominee for Governor Denies That he Tver Favored Miscegenation. REPUDIATES JONES' STATEMENT He Recalls Joint Debate That Occur? red Nearly a Quarter Century Ago But Doe-r Not Remember Making Any Such Remark?Jones Reiterates His Charges Against the Jurist. I (Special to the Dally Press.) RICHMOND, VA., Oct. 17.?Judge L. L. Lewis, Republican candidate fot^ governor of Virginia, today made an indignant denial of the ideas expressed an indignant denial of the ideas ex? pressed In the speech by William A. Jones at. Fredcrlcksburg last night. Judge Lewis today dictated the fol? lowing statement regarding the speech of Mr. Jones: "The charge that I ever advocated miscegenation in Virginia is absolutely false. The Joint discussion referred to by Mr. Jones in Iiis speecli at Fred? crlcksburg last night took place so ninny years ago that I had almost for? gotten it. "If in that discussion anything was said about legislation, enacted or con? templated, forbidding Intermarriage between races, 1 may have expressed I he opinion that, as marriage Is found? ed upon contract, a law forbidding intermarriage between any classes of citizens in the United States might, he unconstitutional, as some lawyers^ at one time, before the. question tvsf decided by the courts, thought. Denies 'he Charge Flatly. "Rut 1 utterly deny that I was ever personally In favor of miscegenation of anything of the kind. It is very remarkable, if I ever publicly expres? sed any such sentiment as that now attributed to tue in the beat of a po lliicai campaign, that the people among whom I have all these years lived were not sooner told of it. t "The discussion in question oeeured In September, 1881, between General Hundley and myself, til Chesterfield Courthouse. A few months after? wards, when the event was very re? cent, I was elected by the legislature a judge of the Supreme Court of Ap? peals of Virginia, and no allusion was made by any Democratic member of the legislature at the time to any.such thing as that now charged against me. "I remember that in the McKinley campaign of 18!tt;. when I was tho In this district, Judge Hundley and 1 met In Joint debate at King .William Courthouse and on that, occasion not the remottest allusion was made to any such thing as the belated charge now against mo." Jones Sticks to His Assertions. KR15DI3RICKSDURO. VA.,.Ovt. 17 ? An unusual amount, of interest is manifested hero today by both Demo? crats and Republicans as a result of Congressman William A. Jones' charge made here, last night, to the ef? fect that. Judge Lewis opi>osed the bill to prohibit Intermarriage of the blacks and whiles In this State. Mr. Jones remained In the city last, night and Hits morning expressed his Intention of producing the proof in ?case Judge l<cwla makes denial. Anent the recent primary, the dis? approval here of Mr. Jones' letter at lacikng Senator Martin was evidenced last night by the small crowd which greeted the congressman. This city was a stronghold of Senator Martin's; SOUTH ANXIOUS TO WELCOME ALIENS Virginia Wants Good Foreigners to Work on Her Idle Farms, Where Labor Is Scarce. (HpeciHl to the Dnlly I'rrna.) RICHMOND, Oct. 17.?The r.tate board of agriculture today adopted a recommendation that in order to sup? ply farm labor in Virginia an effort lie made to have the United States government, provide immlgi.:"'>n agen? cies for the states at Ellis Island and that ngeneles be bJko established in foreign countries from which the most desirable class of immigrants are to bo obtained. ES DAY, OCTOBER If MOORS ATTACK A BRITISH WAR CRAFT Bandits Puncture the funnel of Torpedo Boat Dccstoycr Off CeiHa. TWO ENGLISHMEN ART; SEIZED Valicatc's Brother, a Leader of the Brigands, Captures a Captain and a Lieutenant and Holds Them for Ransom?Another Phase Added to the Morocco Question. I Fearing an attack by a British tor pedo boat, the bandits of the Anjera tribe released the two British officers. Captain Crowther and Lieutenant Hat ton, who have arrived at Ceuta. (By Associated Press.) GIBRALTAR, Oct. 17.?The British torpedo boat destroyer Cherwcjl re? ports thnt yesterday evening while anchored between Ceuta and Ceres she was fired ul by Moo.-s, whose bul? lets pierced her funnel. The Cher well threw her searchlight on the as? sailants. There were no casualties. British Naval Men Captured. TANGIER. MOROCCO. Oct. 17.? Two British marine officers have been captured and carried off by the Anjera tribe, while returning to Ceuta from the British repair ship Assistance re cently wrecked in Tctuan Bay. The officers captured are Captain ?lohn E. Crowther and Lieutenant Edward A. Shatton, of the royal ma? rine. They had an escort of twenty one.RIITs and were attacked by a half do7.cn Anjoras under a brother of Yallente, the brigand chief who was recently arrested at Tangier. The Riffs fled and tho two officers were overpowered. Bandits Have a Record. The same band lately assassinated the governor of Ceuta and his son. The minister of foreign affairs, Mo? hammed El Torres, has despatched couriers to ascertain the whereabouts of the captured pfflcors and open nego? tiations with their captors. Communication was effected with the captives. The brigand chief de? mands as the terms for their release the freedom of Vallente, who Is 'im? prisoned at Fox, The consent of the Spanish government is necessary be? fore any further steps can be taken. England Acts Quickly. LONDON. Oct. 17.--The British for? eign office has sent Instructions to Its minister to Morocco to take energetic measures In regard to the capture of the two officers. Several British war? ships are already off .tho Moorish coast, in connection with the wreck of the repair ship Assistance In Tuutan bay, so there is enough men available to Impress the Moorish authorities. MORE WARSHIPS ARE COMING SOUTH Massachusetts to Leave the Squadro.-i and Will Be Replaced by the Indiana. (Special to ihe. Dally rress.l NORFOLK, Oct. 17.?The cruiser Mayflower is expected to arrive here October 21 to take President Roose? velt to Washington on his return from New Orleans. , The gunboat. Bancroft, which has been In ordinary at the navy yard here, Is only to have enough repairs made to keep her from deterioration. Many states want the boat for naval reserve service. Repairs are to be made on the bat? tleship Massachusetts after the festiv. Itles In connection with the visit of Prnce I^oiiis. of Battenburg are ended. The Indiana will be, substituted for the Massachusetts In the battleship squadron later in the year. Extensive repairs ? are to be made to the United States navy collier Caesar, which has been ordered, to this navy yard to go out of commis? sion. The vessel Is now al Alexan? dria. Vu A quantify of old material atccuiuu Isted In the navy yard here will be sold at auction'Thursday, October 20. The material condemned as unfit for S, 1905. lisp Included clothing, blankets, shoes, provisions, blocks, Imuts, furniture, machine tools, hose. Maps, dtches, mu? sical Instruments, hawsers, ordnance and ordnance stores, boilers, steam capstans, iron tanks, scrap Iron, shak? ings, etc. ARRESTED FOR THEFT. Slate Bookkeeper Accused of Stealing Bonds. (By Associated Press.) COLUMBIA. S. C, Oct. 17. ?A war runt was issued this afternoon for the arrest of Daniel Zimmerman, hook keeper and confidential clerk In (In? state treasurer's office. He is charg? ed with the theft of state bonds worth $12,500. Zimmerman, who is a member of one of the oldest families in South Carolina, served under three different state treasurers, who arc liable for any shortages during their terms of of? fice, die liabilities being about as rol lows: \V. C. T. Hates, $1,200; W. H. Tlmmermnh, 10,500, nnd H. H. Jen? nings, $1,101). Minneapolis in Drydock. (By Associated Press.) GENOA, ITALY, Oct. 17.?The. United States protected cruiser Mlnne apolis. Hying the (lag of Rear Admiral Colby M. Chester, has arrived here from Vlllefranche and has gone Into dry dock. |CARTi??S"B?CK His Lawyer Charges That Client's Mall Was Open od. i *-? ACCUSATIONS ARE UNFOUNDED Former Army Officer's Attorney As? serts That Letters Have Been Tam? pered With While In Transit, But He Falls to Prove Ba6e Assertions. fBy Assocltitcil Press.) CHICAGO, Oct. 17.?Unwarranted methods In seeking evidence against. Oberlln M. Carler, formet- army of? ficer, charged with misappropriating almost $3,000,000 from the government are charged by Carter's counsel. Mr. Stone bus niado upon charges that hundreds of letters have been opened while in tnuislt. in some Instances, he says, decoy letters containing fictitious, but ap? parently highly Important ovldency were delivered to blin. Attorney Stone, it. making these charges, says they do not involve Special Assistant Attorney General Murion Erwin, and Special Examiner Johnson, who for several yours have been pushing the prosecution of the etiso. Alsuit one hundred letters which Attorney Stone declared hud been tampered with, were placed In Hie hands of Postofllee Inspector James E. Stuart ami he submitted them to an expert, on mall. The report return, cd to Mr. Stone wus thai the letters had iittt been opened. 5 to 1 Shot Wins. (Bt Associated Pr*s*A NEW YORK, Oct. 17?Hello Strom.', at 5 to I, won the Huntington selling stakes at Jamaica today, defeating the '? to 5 favorlato, Keator. Csaraphlne went to the front and made the pace to the stretch, where Belle Strome moved out and won by two lengths. FILIBUSTERS G?T A SOLAR PLEXUS President Puts Quietus on Revo? lutionists by Closing Ports. (fly Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. 17. ICx|.oi tat Ions of arms. . ammunition ami munitions ol war of every kind from any port in Hie United States or Porto Rico to any, port of the Do? minican republic is prohibited by a Presidential proclamation Issued from the state department today. This action ban been taken after consultation with the Dominican gov? ernment and Is intended to assist lliom In the enforcement of their reg illations designed to prevent the per? ennial revolutionists of the Island from getting warlike supplies. Appointed Postmaster, (By Assoelal'-d Press.? WASHINGTON, 0 C. OH. ?7 ? Wil? liam K. Snow, has been appointed postmaster at Hlghuoiut, N. C. THE WEATHER. Partly cloudy and warmer Wedncsda/: Thursday, fair, cooler; east to south winds. PRICE TWO CENTS BULLIONS PRIZE FOR BANK LOOTERS Ten Men Indicted on Charge of Conspiring to Rob a Den? ver Depository. THREE OF THEM ARE ARRESTED According to the Bills They Only Wanted to Get $1,712,587 From the Savings Institution?Plain Every Day Theft Also Charged Against One of the Accused Financiers. (By Associated Pres?.) DENVER, COL., Oct. 17.?Leonard Imboden, .lames A. Hill, C. B. WHIey. E. E. Hull, H. L. Hull. C. C. Roberts. W. T. Camp, D. D., M. Carey, A. B. Davis and J. H. Edmondson, were In? dicted by the grand Jury on the charge of conspiring to steal $1,712,587 from the Denver Savings Bank. Wlldey and Edmundson were former presidents of the Denver Savings bank and Hill was president of the samo bank when a receiver was appointed on August 1!>. H. L. Hull is president of ihe Mount. Vornon National bank of Boston. Roberts and Carey are offi? cers of the Cherokee State bank of Enhl. Okla. Camp and Davis are offi? cers of the Texas State Trust com? pany of Port Worth, Texas, while Ini boden and E. F. Hull are promoters. In addition to the general conspiracy indictment seven Indictments were found against. Edmundson on charge:; of larceny, embezzlement and con? verting the funds of the depositors to his own use. He Is charged specifi? cally" wllh the robbery of $10T>,iluii. ' Four Indictments were returned against Wllfley, charging hlni with lending certain funds belonging to the bank and securing commissions for his own use. One Indictment was returned against. Hill, charging him with the embezzle? ment of $10,000. Warrants were Immediately Issued for tho arrest of the Indicted men. Imboden, Widey and Hill were arrest? ed this afternoon. SIX PERSONS ARE BURNED TO DEATH Mother and Her Five Little Children Are Destroyed by the FlamcR. (By Associated Press.) ST. LOUIS, MO.. Oct. 17.?Mrs. Alice Hartman and her five children were burned to death and their homo was destroyed by lire jit Port Royal, e village in Franklin county. The lire occurred yesterduy and the news of It was first received at. Clayton this afternoon, through a incssonger. The husband, William Hartman, es? caped from the burning buildinfl, but. was unable to save any members of his family. The dwelling was a two story frame building and burned like tinder. It Is snld a defective lino caused the lire. The family ,waa aroused from sleep by dense smoke. Hartman and his wife and bady were sleeping on the first door while the other four children sleep up stairs. Mrs. Hartman, ? carrying her baby, rushed up stairs to arouse the children and before Hartman could follow, the building suddenly burst Into Haides throughout and he was forced to leave his entire family to perish. Tho charred bodies of the six victims wer? found In the ruins today. The oldest child was 12 years old. PRINTERS SHOT DOWN. Russian Troops Fire on Strikers In St. Petersburg?40 Injured. (Ily Associated Press.) ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 17.?In an encounter between the police and striking printers 4u persons were in? jured. The printers' strike Is thor? ough, resulting in suspending every newspaper except Hie Svel and Of? ficial Messenger. SAFE BLOWERS SENTENCED. Convicted of Robbing a Bank and Get 15 Years Each. (By Associate PretS.) LANCASTER. S. C. Oct. 17.? Fisher and O'Day, found guilty Sat? urday of blowing open a safe of the Springs Banking Company, at Heath Springs, in April, were today sen? tenced to 15 years in the penitentiary.