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Is the only newspaper In Newport News that receives full As? sociated Press report. VOL. XL, NO. U5 NAVAL APPROPRIATION BILL PASSED BY HOUSE Measure Provides for a Mammoth Battleship Which Will be lar? ger Than DreadnauQht. PACIFIC COAST SHOPS FAVORED House Decides to Keep up the Need-J less Expense of Trying to Compete ? With Outside Manufacturers?Sen-j ate Dailies With Railroad Bill, by Needless Debate. (Ry Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 17.7 ? ' After two weeks dehnte the house I passed the naval appropriation hill carrying $99,704,000. The measure provides for a mammoth battleship. When the house adjourned last night all the amendments to the hill had been considered. Two amend? ments had been agreed to in commit? tee of Ihi' whole, however, which were not satisfactory to certain Interestn. Chance of "Graft" Retained. The amendment providing Hint the secretary of. the navy could go Intoi the opeii market ami purchase chains,I anchors, ami cordage, should It bit' demonstrated that they could he had , cheaper in free markets than they could he made for by the government was defeated by a vole of Iis to 120. By the action of the house on the] second amendment upon which, a sop-, ?ratu vote was demanded In con? junction with the naval appropriation bill, a four per cent, differential will be allowed a hid from tin- Pacific Coast on the new ships provide;! for in the bill, the secretary of the navy I being Instructed to make tili i allow a.nce in favor of such ship builders. Longworth Changes Front. The vote on the amendment was very close, three Republicans chang? ing from no to yes?Messrs. Paughee (Iowa?; Thomas and Longwbrth. (Ohio). .. Alter the pnssage of Ihe naval bud? get the house, in committee of the whole resumed consideration of n." so called naturalization bill, but ? no great headway was made. AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED.. Railroad Senators Doing All in Their | Power to Defeat Measure. WASHINGTON, D. P., May 17.? ' With the excopttou of Mr'. Baileys1 arraignment of his critics the en*ire day was, devoted to a review of the amendments to the railroad rate hill in committee of Ihe whole. There whs a r.rbspecl of concluding the reading until the section ?ran!lug to the Inter-State Commerce Commis? sion power fix rates was reported, and-the question of ihe roust j Mio.ni? tty of that provision was rats d. The attack was made on the clan e giving to the commission the protection hi the power of prescribing rates ami a loug debate Issued. The question was still under dis? cussion when the day came to a close. The clause was sharply attacked by Senators Teller. Knox and Poraker. Mr. Knox expresseil doubt whet her the bill would be constitutional even with the discretionary power ommlt ted and it was Mr. Porakor's convic? tion that it would not. $3,000,000 for Forest Reserve. WASHINGTON. D. C, May 17.? The House Com mil lee on Agricul turn voted today to report the Apa lachian forest reserve hill. The hill carries $3,000.000 for Hie purchase of forest hands along the water course.-; of the Apalnchlau mountain system. JIM CROW CAR LAW DOES INTO EFFECT NEXT MONTH Legislative Act Applicable to AM Street-Car Lines Will be En? forced June 15. (By Associated Press.) RICHMOND. VA., May 17?The "Jim Crow" street car law will be ccme effective in every city of the Stale June 15. The law now in force in Ibis city is the one which the general assembly hns made ap? plicable to all the cities of the Stale, and beginning at midnight of June 14. The white passengers will be re q\:lred to take forward seats In the cars, the colored persons the rear 'seats. Conductors are to have, as la the ca3e here at this time, power to . move passengers from one seat to j another?In a word, to designate Ni seats for ua3isengers when the cars are crowded. The law has worked well in this city, ami the court records show that more white people have; been fineil in conti for violations of the law than lias been the case with colored pec pie. TORTURER ASSASSINATED. Revolutioniss Average the Wrongs Done to a Female Murderer. (Bv Associated Press.? TAMBOFF. RUSSIA. May 17.?Po? lice Officer ZhedanolT. who was one of the men who lortiirend Marie Splr aldauovo, the seventeen year old girl" who assassinated M. Tuzlienoffky. chief of ihe seerei police of Tain hoff, wn.i assassinated today. The revolullonisls decreed the death o the men who participated In the brutal torture of Hie young girl, ami Zhedniioff is their second victim. An officer named Abrainoff, who also look part in torturing the girl, was killed on April 1(5. May Issue of Student. The May issue of the High School Student, the High school magazine, appeared yesterday. The booklet con tains many Interesting literary ar? ticles written by High school pupils. The magazine is "now being distribut? ed among its subscribers. Exhibit Viewed by Many. QilltO a lame number of people vis-' ited the Coniinl school building yea terday and inspected the Industrial ex? hibit of the manual training depart? ment of the schools, on display there. The exhibit losed last night after hav? ing been open for I wo days. REO MEN CLOSE SESSIOM Grand Lodge o! Ihe State [elects' Norfolk. i OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR ELECTED Peninsula Cities Fail to Capture Any ! of the Prizes?Charles Burkett, of Manhester, Named Grand Sachem j of the Order. (Bv Associated Press.) NORFOLK. VA.. .way 17.?The great ouiicll of Red Men of Virginia which has been in session for two days in Portsmouth, adjourned to? night. Norfolk was selected as the place of meeting in i?i)7. Officers were elected as follows: (treat Sachem, Charles Burkett. Manchester. Croat Senior Sagamore. .1. T. Sharpley. flreenbackvllle. (Ireat Junior Sagamore, E. S. Rice. Ileatbsville. Oreat Prophet. J. \V. Brwon. Peters? burg. Croat Chief of Recr^-.ls, Cornelius S. Wells. Manchester. Oreat Keeper of Wampum. H. A. Snuthalt. Lynchbnrg. Representatives or the Orand Coun? cil of the United States. Charles I. Phillips. Richmond; S. S. See, Roa noke; J. w. Brown, l otersbnrg. ARRESTED FOR STOLEN KISS. But Seminary Student Explains He Was Girl's Defender. (Special to Ihe Dnllv Press.) TRENTON, N. .1.. May 17.?Earl Shoemaker, a Pnnnlngton Seminary student, was arraigned in Ihe central polire court, having been arrested for n kiss he did not get. Ii was charged he tried to kiss Miss Mamie Wheeler. Mr. Skonihakri" explained to Hip court that be only bad been trying to defend the girl from an Intoxicated man. In the excitement which was caused by the screams of the girl the offender escaped and her defender was arrested by mistake. Judge Har? ris discharged young Shoemaker. AWED AT SIGHT OF THE DEWEY. Lascar Sailors Sacrifice a Sheep on Seeing the Drydock. (Rv Associated Press.) NEW YORK. May 17.?Whenever Lascar snilormnn are confronted nt sea N)y any unusual spectacle they customarily ask- their captain that a live sheep or pig be given to them for sacrifice. Thus il came about that the Lnscar crew of the British steamship Imogen, which arrived here recently from Me dltnrranean ports, had fresh million on flood Friday. On the morning of thai day the freighter had fallen In with the Dewey. that titanic drydock which is now being towed to Manila, and the spectacle so wrought up the Lascars that they ninde appeal for some living 'sacrifice, and a sheep was given to them. This was killed with much ceremony and witli equal ceremony choice morsels were thrown overboard to appease the demons of the deep. SWPORT NEWS, VA., 10 ON TREASURY STOPPED BY BULLETS San Fraoclsco Bandits Seen In Time by the Soldiers Stand? ing Guard Over Gold. BOBBERS FIRE UPON THE TBOOPS Would Ge Looters of the Government's Strong Box Driven Otf and They Disappeared in the Ruins in the Burned District?No One Wounded in Fight. (Rv Associated Press.) SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.. May 17 ? A daring nttempt to loot the United Slates treasury at Commercial and Kearney streets was prevented last' night by soldiers from Company 0. Eleventh Infantry. The soldiers were detailed to guard "Undo Sam's" treasure box and they claim that their lire was returned by tin; men who were attempting to loot the safes in the building. Six nu n front Company O were de? tailed lo guard the treasury last night, three men being located on either side of the piace. At 11:30 o'clock the men stationed on the Commercial street side noticed a man attempting to reach the en? trance to the building, lie was order? ed lo hall hut Instead, started to run, whereupon a guard fired at hint. The i bullet did not take effect, and two of the guards gave chase, leaving their one companion hchilld. Almost Im? mediately the soldier:-; on the Clay street side began firing and the one guard on Commercial street says he saw four men run to the windows of ilie upper story of Hie treasury build lug. Guard Ilnmmon. who was on Commercial street, says he opened fire and the men In the windows re? plied with shots from their revolvers. Fully thirty' shots were exchange'ib some of the bullets striking the wall of the htilldlng on the north side of Commercial street. The men were lat? er seen to come down tb_ stairs, but were not again heard from. Attracted by the noise of the battle Detective Sergeant Taylor, headed a detail of the police and began a I search for the would-be looters. He was aided by the National Guards v><) are stationed at Portsmouth Square. The soldiers and police carried lan? tern'; and slopped every person whom they met in the district, hut all were aide to give a satisfactory account of themselves. BELMONT PARK RACES. Mandarin Wins the Van Nest Selling Stakes in Good Time. I NEW YoRK. May 17.?Mandarin. 2 to I, won the Van Nest celling stakes ?six and one-half furlongs, straight away?at Relmont Park today and made a world's record for the dist? ance, stepping It in 1:18. Rosehen. carrying 140 pounds, was defeated by Guiding Star, a long short in the open? ing rare. First, six furlongs, main course? Guiding Star, 10 to I. and f. to 2. won: Rosehen, !) to 1(1 and 2 lo 5. second; Samson. 4 lo 1, third. Time 1:13. Second, four and one-half furlongs, straight?Jersey j,iUly, i I,, n ?nd I to 3, won; Charles Edwards. K to 1 and ! to 1, second; Diimfound; (! to I nnd S to 5. third. Time. 52 2-5. Third, one mile?Old Faithful, 4 to 1 ami N to ">. won: Woolwich, 2 to I nnd even, second; Cinnati. 5 to 1 and " lo I. third. Time. 1:40 2-5. Fourth, the Van Nesl slakes, sell? ing, six and one-half furlong.';, straight ?Mandarin. " to l ami 3 to 5. won: .MintI- 2 to 1 and 3 to 5. second; Lord of the Forest. 2 to 1 and I! to 5. third. Time. 1:18. Fifth, selling, five furlongs, straight ?Mexican Silver. 11 to 5 and 4 to 5. won; El Fall, I to 1 and even, second: La Rose, 2 lo 1 and even, third. Time. 1:50 3 5. Sixth, one mile?The Quail. 7 to 2 and 7 to 5, won; Von Tromp. 15 to 1 and 5 to 1. second; Had News. 12 to 1 and 4 to 1. third. Time. l:3!l 2-5. RAILROAD PARASITES. Box Car and Palace Car Tramps De? nounced by Speaker at Chicago. CHICAGO. May 17.?'There are two kinds of tramps?box ear and pa? lace car tramps," declared R.iyinon I Robins in an address before the Co? lumbian Woman's club nt the North? western University settlement. "The latter "costs the public Im? mensely more tbnn the former. Roth of them are parasites, but the palace car tramp, who does nothing to earn his Immense fortune, hut lives upon the labor of thousands of poor people, is much more dangerous to society. If I had my way I wuld set them both to work." Mr. Robins' topic was "Municipal Ownership." but in discussing it he touched on many of the social prob? lems of the day. FRIDAY, MAY 18, 11) METHODISTS ELECT ! JHREE NEW BISHOPS i, J. Tigurt Selected en First Ballot, Seth Ward en fhlrd, Joseph Atkins on Twelfths Tili MINISTER WINS PRIZE Presbyterians Are Holding Annual Conventions in Many Places?Ses? sion Opens in South Carolina. An? other in Illinois and Still a Third Meets Out in Iowa. fRv Associated Press,) BIRMINGHAM. AHA. May 17.?Rev. John .1. Tigert, H. D.. secretary of the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church South, was today 'elected a bishop on the first ballot, taken by the conference. No other bishon was elected on the first bal? lot. Dr. Tigel'l at once resigned as sec? retary of the conference nittl Assist? ant Secretary A. P. Watkins was elect eil secretary. There was no election of a bishop on the second ballot. Relit Ward, of Texas, was elected a bishop on the third ballot. Jos pell Atkins. Sunday school editor of the Methodist Episcopal church. South, was elected bishop tonight on lite twelfth ballot. A resolution extending greetings to the Southern Presbyterian assembly In session at Greenville, S. C. was adopted. Southern Presbyterians Meet. GREENVILLE. S. C. May 17.?The general assembly of the Presbyterian church In Hie United Stales. more commonly known as the Southern Presbyterian church, met here today. I3yer>' one.of the-',83 Presbyteries of the Southern chinch was represented, thi' L'HI commissioners being divided equally. Anti-Unionists Hold Caucus. DEOAT?R. ILLS.. May 17.?The seventy-sixth annual meeting of the Cumberland Presbyterian general as? sembly was called to order today by the State Clerk. Rev. .1. M. II Hilbert, of Marshall. Mo., wiio presided in the absence of the moihrator. The Anti-Unionists culled a short meeting yesterday and nnoiber today. Missionary Elected Moderator. DES MOINES. IWA.. May 17 ?Af? ter a hoi contest Rev. Hunter Cor? bet it, a missionary to China for many years, was elected moderator of the Presbyterian general assembly at the opening session of the HSth meeting of ilie assembly. GOVERNOR 0UIL0 SENDS QUILL PEN TO SECRETARY SREPPERD Quill Plucked from Wing of White Goose Was U6ed to Sign Ex? position Bill. Mr. G. T. Shoppord. secretary of the Jamestown Exposition company, has received from Governor'Guild: of Massachusetts I lie quill pen with which the killer signed the bill appro? priating $50,001) for the participation of the Old Bay State at the James? town exposition. The quill wns plucked from the wing of a white goose which may have been a descendant of the birds tlint once saved Rome, ami Mr. Shep perd treasures II among bis mos' valued mementoes. Governor Rulid has been a consist' Oil! friend of ibe exposition und wns desirous of having bis Stute repro sen ted with dignity ami horor. Mr Shop peril was present in Massachu? setts during the iinseem'/- opposition to the bill'by a small Inn u l'sy cabal which was promptly rebuked by the best citizens of New England, tili) most striking rebuke coining from the. governor when be signed the bill. Mr. Shepherd's relations with Cloy verh?r Guild were most cordial and he speaks in the highest terms of the men who are earnestly working to make the Massachusetts representa? tion at the exposition both creditable and mutually satisfactory to the two States who hold so much in common of the early history of the United Stntes. His Brother III. Rev. M. L. Bryant of the North End Christian Church and bis broth <*r have been called from the city by the serious illness of their sister. Rev. Robert Bowman Hudson of Bland, Vn.j will conduct the services at the North End church on Sunday night In thep aster's absence. There will be no preaching on Suuday 06. morning, lint the other regular ser vl.es of the church will he conduct? ed iit the ?isual hour. The Olive I Branch Young Men's Bible Class will I meet at its usual hour 9:45 a. m. TALK OF CONTEST ALREADY. Mr. Ford May Be Candidate for Presi? dency of Common Council. Although he will not he elected to a seat in the common council until next month. Mr. E. I. Ford, is already lieing mentioned us n probable can? didate against President D. S. Jones for the chair. Roth Mr. Ford ami President Jones can muster strong following* and a contest hot ween them would prove in tc stitiK. Mr. Ford was nominated Wednesday hy the Democratic party for th common council in the First i ward. MEXICO IS DISGUSTED. . Would Turn Over Lower California to United States. (Special to the Dallv Press.) WASHINGTON. May 17.?Much In? terest has been aroused along Itiu ! Pacific coast over the report that thu Mexican government contemplates of? fering for sale to the United States the peninsula of lower California. Il is claimed that the Mexican gov? ernment finds the peninsula hard to control because of its isolation and is tired of hauling with the Mexican liaudltK who make headquarters in the rocky fastnesses of the eoasl innun tains. Should Uncle Ram come into pos? session iif the rich peninsula he will have the bandit problem to solve and many other puzzling conditions to deal with; but. on the oilier baud, will ac? quire vast possibilities for develop? ment along progressive American lines. REVOL?II0N_IN UTAH Mormons Decide to Divorce Their Religion and Business. , RAILROAD PROPERTIES ARE SOLO President Smith Declares Policy That, if Carried to Conclusion, is Said to Mean Political and Social Upheaval. (fly Associated Press.) PA LT LAKlC. UTAH, May 17.? ill* ? Mormon enure)) is going cut of bus I luoss, according in a local morning ' paper. Us principal holding in Salt lake, the fJtah Light and Railway Cc. uipnuy, is to h'A taken over hy u if25.uiih.ono corporation composed of1 English and American capitalists. ? ; Simultaneously the announcement is made that the Salt Lake and Los Angeles railroad, another church properly, has been sold ;o a local syn? dicate for $500,000. This rpad Is thirteen miles in length and rnu? from the city to the lake. Pn sldeiii Joseph F. Smith, of the 'Mormon church, is quoted as saying that Hie dlvnree of religion from bus? iness Is made on account of the fact that the Mormons, whom the church sought to prefect years ago. no long? er need the protection of tho church In business affairs. If Ibis policy is completely carried out the sale of the traction Interests will he followed by the sae of slocks In hanks, sugar factories. Hie great department store here and many .smaller enterprises. It will he noth ing less than a commercial revolu? tion which will profoundly affect the political and social life Of the Slate. ABDUCTION IS CHARGED. Father and Son Must Answer for Serious Offense.' (Bv Associated Press.) MANKATO, MINN., May 17.?Roth Edward Sager and his son. Frank, of Fairmont, have been indicted by the Martin county grand jury, charged with having abducted Mary Anderson, the fifteen-year-old daughter of Lewis Anderson, for the purpose of having her marry Frank- Sogar, seventeen years of age. The story of the case will be re? membered, as the young pair eloped to LaCrosse. Wis., where they were refused a marriage license. Crossing the rlvpr to Winona. they were more successful and were married on the last, dny of January. The parents of the bride accused the elder Sager of having had an important part In plan? ning the elopement. Steamer America Sails. The British steamer America sail? ed for Baltimore from this port early yesterday morning, after discharging her consignment of boiler material at the local shipyard. The steamer will load a cargo of exports at Ualtlmore THE WEATHER Fair and Warmer Friday and Saturday, light south winds. PRICE TWO CENTS BARBARIC CRUELTIES PRACTICED AT ASYLUM Old Men as Well as Young Men Are Treated In a Horrible Manner by Doctors. PATIENTS BURNED WITH CAUSTIC State's Helpless Wards are Treated In Manner That is Shocking in the Ex? treme so Assert Old Employes 9t Institution?Electricity Too Is Used on Maniacs. (Special to the Daily Press.) WILLIAMSBURG. May 17? Th* legislative Investigation committee started to work this morning with 12. P. Proctor 011 the stand. Mr. Proctor was called at the re? nnest of Texas Clowes to cor.-jbor.'ue Hie evidence put forward by him yes? terday afternoon. Mr. Proctor was for a long lime an attendant in tie* asylum and was there when Dr. Wil? liams held the position of Interne. He stated ihnt he was employe I as de? fendant from lMi-l to 1904. Mr. Proctor said that Dr. William* was in the habit of going through the wards on an average of once a innnUt burning patients with caustic. He has known as many as twenty hull*! in . ward hi one day. Ho sai.l the pain occasioned by this treat lea: was horrible, that be bail seen then, cry when made to walk. Old Men Tortured. Mr. Proctor said it sometime "e quires four attendants to holt thf patient while he was being burnt. Men over seventy years old wert; burnt just as the younger men were. The most horrible treatment, seen by Mr. Proctor was the electric treatment for stricture. The agony reuniting was horrible. The pal.erts would double up and scream from the pain. ; Stialt-jakcts were used to a great exleni when Mr. Proctor was 1111 at? tendant, but bed hugs were present in very small numbers. Patients Knocked Down. In answer to a question as to crti-, ellv to 1 be patients by the atreiin-' ants. which Mr. Procfor was Very" loth to answer, be said that on. one, occasion Frank Clark, an attendant, beat a patient until his body and face-' was bruised. Clark contended t\'$t, the patient attacked him first. Clark'* eve was cut open, ami It was a-clear" case against the patient, but Clark; was discharged; Under cross-examination Mr. Proof' tor stated (hat be bad known of ca^e-i 1 where patients having slapped antL cursed Dr. Will in in were subjected. to the caustic treatment. Colonel l.awicsn asked If he was anv relation of Texas Clowes. !"'?'' 1 Mr. Proctor saht: "Yes, a sou lu law." '?Then." Kiiid Colonel Lawless.'-*'i have no more questions." , Damaging Testimony Corroborated.. I*. T. Powell. Jr., was next called. He stated that, he had been In th<# employ of the asylum twenty conseciir' live years. His testimony in part-cor-; ro ho rated the testimony of Clowes and Proctor. He said: Some of the pntients were immers? ed upon Williams' order- for nothing, ttxeept that they walked the wards' excitedly. Williams would give pa-', tlents electric shocks, saying it was for nervousness. In answer to Mr.' Kobens, the witnesi said Williams never did these things when with Dr. Foster. PACIFIC MAIL liNE SUES SHIPYARD FOR DAMAGES Eighty-Thousand Dollars Asked for in United States Court. An Associated Press Dispatch from New York says: "An action was begun today in the United States Crleiiit Court by the Pacific. Mail Steamship Co. against the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry DpvK Company, asking a judgment for $82,0511 for an alleged breach of coii irnct. The defendant company built two ships for the plaintiff and it id. claimed the specifications called for. stern posts o the best obtainable ma? terial ami of sufficient strength to make the ships seaworthy. The Si? beria was delivered I 11 November, it I3 alleged, that the stern posts of the vessel was hot of sufflclnt or proper strength to remedy this and. other defects $82,t>5t>, was expendad an dit Is for this, the judgment U asked."