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is the only newspaper in . Newport News that receives full As? sociated Press report. VOL. XL, NO. 123 INSANE ARE FORGED 10 WORK FOR NO PAY Patients do. Duty at tue Asylum ' But They are Not Remun? erated lor Their Toll. FARM FAILED TO SUPPLY PRODUCE Steward Explains Conditions an- They Exist in His Department?1,400 Bis? cuits are Made for the Many In? mates?Whiskey Evaporates While in Store Room. I* (Special to the Daily Proas.) WILLIAMSBURG. VA.?May 28.? Dr. McGuire Williams wild was suc? ceeded by Dr. Henderson as assistant physician at the Eastern State Hos? pital who came in for much criticism in regard to ducking the patients will be defended by the faculty of the Uni? versity Col|cgo of Medicine of which he was a graduate. Dr. Ed McGuire und Dr. R. C. Bry? an, professors in that college at their own suggestion, will be summoned to testify. Looks After the Old Soldiers. Mrs. Norman Randolph of Rich? mond, president of the auxiliary of Lee Camp Soldiers Homo was at the asylum today looking after the com? fort of the obi soldiers sent there as Insane. She wits indignant at the charge thai, they were only weak and feeble ami ought not to be there. She said she knew of her owi) personal,, knowledge that they were insane and Hint It was the proper place for tliein. Owing to a washout oil the railroad Chairman Sadler did not reach Wit llamshurg untilk about noon and the session was short. In the course of the Investigation today. Steward Ar? chie Brooks was quot. tinned about the conduct of the nsy I it in farm. Farm is Too Small, Archie Brooks, steward of the Insti? tution, was the first witness called this morning. Ho was examined as to the facilities in the hospital for keep? ing vegetables, milk, etc. He said the facilities were ample for the needs of the hospital. In regard to lite hos|riTul form, Mr. Brooks said there were about 175 acres of arable land in the farm, on which was raised vegetables for the patients. Cows are also kept, which provide the hospital with milk, and sometimes | venl. In Mr. Brook's opinion the farm wns a very profitable adjunct to the hospital. The hogs killed last year furnished the hospital with 20,000 pounds of moat. Last year's report shows that Hie value of Iho farm pro? ducts over the cost of production was over $5,1)00. In this report it was Shawn that milk was valued at 25 cents a gallon. Six thousand gallons were used. The 20,1.00 pounds of pork was valued at 0 cents a pound. Puts Blame On the Farmer. Mr. Brooks said it was impossible to raise, besides the vegetables, corn and hay enough for the hogs and cat? tle, because of the size of the farm. Much of this is bought which makes the farm expenses greater. He said he was not willing to boar the full re? sponsibility of the farm, because a farmer had charge of 11 who reported all matters to the superintendent. His duties were to receive and credit all farm products and to supply the farm? er with what be needed. Mr. Brooks said in regard lb Hie pa? tients having only two pieces of cold bread for breakfast, that enough flour wns Issued dally to make ipi,-l00 bis? cuits, and if they did not get them, it was the fault, -of the supervisor. He said enough food was issued daily to feed all of the patients, and It was not . his fault If they did not get enough. Patients Are Not Paid for Work. Some patients are worked on the farm, others In the wards and around the grounds. These pntlents never re? ceive any compensation for their ser? vices, although In one case, at least, the services required would ctfSt more than the per capita appropriation. The case In point Is that of a patient who has worked for twenty-flvo years in the carpenter shop. His services are worth $2.50 a day. He has never re i. ifipiyod a cent compensation more than ,, the cost of keeping him, which Is put at $120 a yea*. Mr. Brooks said, in defense of this, that the patients seemed to be glad to. work and he did not believe they would take money for their work. Bread Wasted. Mr. Brooks said in rogard tp the . dally Issue of flour that Mitten he first took the position of steward he notic? ed that a great deal of bread was wasted. The dnily ration was cut down on this account, and since then no waste has been observed. In regard to biscuit Mr. Brooks said NEA positively that 1.100 biscuit are made daily by the baker, lie said the sup? ervisor's testimony, in which he. said that only the working patients receiv? ed a ration of biscuit, was*a mistake. Only twenty-seven gallons of whis? key Is issued during a quarter, where as a forty-gallon barrel is always bought. Mr. Brooks said the whiskey was given to the patients who worked, among whom is the carpenter, wiio works without compensation except for this toddy every now and then: ami to other callers in the store-room. The hoard of directors call during ev? ery meeting. TOBACCO TRUST CONDEMNED. Kcntuckian Asserts That it is Even More Corrupt Than the "Pennsy." (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 2S ? The American Tobacco Company, Hie Continental Tobacco Company, and the Imperial Tobacco Company were the subject of a scathing denuncia? tion at t'hc hands of Mr. Stanley (Ky.) today in the House of Rep i cseutatives. Speaking to his resolution, which calls upon Hie President lo furnish lite public any information the de? partment of Commerce and Labor may have as to the combination be? tween the tobacco companies above named in violation of the Sherman act. Mr. Stanley stated he did not .seek to push his resolution at this time, lie had been in consultation with Commissioner Cartleld, of the De? partment of Commerce ami Labor, and bad learned thai the bureau of corporations was "lud on the trail of these companies" and as he desired j to have t'liem run to earth, he would '.nail Insist upon lb ? passage of the resolution now. ?Mr. Stanley said that "neither the Standard Oil Company or the Penn? sylvania Railroad Company, or any utiher combination of men, outside of the penitentiary have opvnly violated the law as the American Tobacco Company during the last two years." lie made t.ho .statement that it was lb" most perfectly organized combi? nation that weighs upon the should-, ei s of I be American people. BRUT MEETS M'GOVERN As the Bout Ends Police Step In and Arrest the Fighters. CROWD SEES A FINE EXHIBIT Terry Seemed to Have the Better of the Infighting But No Decision Giv? en as the Men Fought Under the Laws of New York. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, May 28.?Terry Mc Govern; of Brooklyn, surprised every? body tonight by his wonderful show? ing against Jimmy Britt of California In h ten round bout before the Twen? tieth Century Club in the Madison Square Garden in the presence of 1.. 000 people. ?. Tim Hurst was referee, but as no decision can be given, under the law. covering boxing in this state, tho spectators had to judge for them? selves as to the real outcome of the fiuhl. Immediately after the fight the principals, Manager Harry Pol? lock, Referee Tim Hurst and ten oth? ers were arrested by order of the, De? puty Police Commissioners charged with conducting a. prize fight. McGovcrn was not. trained down fine as he bad been on other occas? ions. Britt looked to be in much the belter condition ami was about five pounds lighter than Hie. Brooklyn man. Britt was very clever and spry ly ducked nway from bard swings. McGovcrn struck to bis old bull dog style of fighting. There was a great deal of clinching, holding and in-fighting hut whenever they Indulged in n mix-up Terry seem? ed lo have the bettor of It Britt land? ed several hard jabs on MeGovern's bead and face but McGovcrn did not anpenr to ' suffer much from theso blows. McGovcrn opened up a gash over Britt's right eye with a left hook Iii tile second round and in each succeed? ing round the cut was re-opened with jabs or hooks. Britt was bleeding from the. nose, and MeGovern's right eve was puffed up at the end of the sixth round. It was hurricane fight with both men giving and taking plenty of pun? ishment. Heavywelqhts Fight to a Draw. NEW YORK, May 28.?The bout between the heavyweight pugilists Gus Iluhlii of Akron. O., and Sandy Ferguson, of Boston, went six rounds to a draw at the Marlborough Athlet-1 ic Club here tonight. VPORT NEWS, VA., r LYNCHERS ARE CITED TO SUPREME" COURT < Chattanooga Men'Mio are Charged With Contempt of the Highest Tribunal Must Plead. NEGRO UNDER ITS JURISDICTION Ten of the Accused Are Rather Prom? inent in the Tennessee City?Attor? ney General Moody With His As? sistants Learns More Than the Lo? cal Grand Jury. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 28 ? The government lias taken steps to punish (he persons who are responsi? ble for the fy lulling In Chattanooga. Tenn.-f on Ma ? ? 1 .'!) last, of the negro 13d Johnen, who under the sentence of death for rape, had hcen allowed t'll appeal by the United states Supreme court from i'.ie circuit court the Unit? ed Stales for the eastern district of Tennessee. In the Supreme court today. Attor? ney General Moody filed an Informa? tion requesting Unit, in consideration I of the acts committed by the parties 1 named, it issues a rule upon each of I hem, to show cause why they should not he punished for contempt of the court. Must Answer to Court. The persons named as defendants are John F. Shlpp, Frank Kones, Mat? thew Galloway. C. A. Biikcr, T." B. (Taylor. Fred Frnuley, Geo. Brown, Jeremiah Gibson. Marlon Perkins, I.los. Clark; "Nick" Nolan, ''Sheenie" Warner, Luther Williams, Paul Pool,, , Win. Manpictte. Wm. Beeler, Claude , Powell, Chas. .1. Powell, "Bail" Jus? tice, John Jones. A...I. Cnrtwrlght, Henry Padgett, Win. May, Frank Ward. John Varnell and Alfred Ham? mond. History of the Crime. After reciting the,facts of the con viel Ion and sentence of Johnson; the denial of his petition fur writ, of ha? beas corpcas by the circuit court In which it was alleged, among other things, that the petitioner had been denied a trial by a fair and ImpnrU'i jury, and had been d m.cd the aid of counsel, am! in violation of the order of Hie court of March Hi allowing the appeal to Supreme court; ami (he fact of the telegraphing of (he ordi ? of the court to John F Shlpp, Sheriff of Hamilton County, who had Johnson in charge, by the Attorney General that the sheriff and his dopcti-a had every rcasop. to believe thai an at? tempt would be made to lynch John? son, and that notliwithslnndlng these facts the sheriff withdrew from the jail early In the evening of Die 10th the usual guard and left in charge on? ly, night jailor. Deputy Sheriff Gibson. Conspiracy is Charged. It was also stated that about 0 o'clock on the night the defendants and n large number of persons com? bined and conspired together to lynch Johuso with intent to show thJeir con? tempt and disregard for the orders of court. The 'facts nttendnnt the lynching are given In the Information filed and the statement is made that after Sheriff Shlpp returned to the jail while it was in possession of n mob, neither lie or Deputy Gibson did any? thing to prevent the lynching,* but in fact aided those engaged In it. ?The court grunted leave to file as requested, making the rule returnable on the second -Monday of the next term of court October 15, next. Surprise to Cnattanooga. CHATTANOOGA. TBNN.. May 28? The action of the Attorney General of the United States came as a surprise here, the local grand Jury having failed to find an indictment against the lynchers of Johnson, although a strongly chnrged by Judge Reynolds. It Is supposed that the evidence ad? duced was Insufficient, to make out a case against any suspect. Ten of the men nnmed by the At? torney General are officials here, the Sheriff and his deputies. The others are not widely known or prominent. ROCKEFELLER TO PAY. Richmond College to Get $25,000 From the Oil King. fPv Ansor-iateri Press * RICHMOND, VA? May 28?Five years ago John D. Rockefeller agreed to give a fourth of an endowment for Richmond College of $100,000 provided the college, should raise the other three fourths. The Baptist s of Virginia, the alumni of the college, and other fraternities have paid into the treasury of the Institution $75. 750, and formal announcement will he made to the. trustees at their next I meeting, which will be held next I month. PU KS DAY, MAY.?), ] PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH ABUSE OF POWER Morgan Asserts That Roosevelt Is Running the Canal Zone In High Handed Manner, MILITARY RULE IS SUGGESTED Report on "Packing" May Force Con? gress to Enact Laws for Protection of the People From Grasping Pack? ers Trust?Alcohol Bill Up to the President. fBv Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, U. C, May 28.?In Ihc Senate today Mr. Morgan (Ala.), speaking on the joint amendment re? ported from the committee, on finance that the purchase of articles for the Panama Canal to he of United Stales production unless the prices were ex? tortionate and unreasonable In the opinion of the President, declared (hat. the laws put in force by the President for llie government of Hie canal /.one, were an abuse of power. No member of Congress would dare to introduce such a law, he said, lie mentioned as an Instance the provis? ion permitting the governor to banish undesirable persons. This law lie said, was absolutely necessary to the good government ami the canal zone condition could not he controlled without It. Yet he said the President had exceeded his authority. He said that two years experience had devel? oped the fact that lite canal never can he built under Hie existing law. The affairs or the /.one, be said, bad been placed in the hands of men who buvo ab bondnries of power. In line with his ?remarks; Senator Morgan offered an amendment mak? ing the canal /.our- a military reserva? tion and providing that all of the in? come of the zone should he set apart Tor tile benefit of the zone, to bo turned lido the Treasury of the Unit? ed Slates. This amendment ..rovldod Tor the payment, of $lu ad valorem duty on all goods im ported lo canal zone from territory not controlled by the United states. "THE JUNGLES" IS TRUE. President Withholds Report, on the Stockyards and Packing Houtcs. WASHINGTON. 1). (.'.", Miiv 2S.? More beef inspection conferences were held at the White House tills morning. Senator Carter. Labor Com? missioner C. P. Neill and Senator Bev erldgc all having chats with the Pres? ident about the bill, which if passed will place the stockyards and packing houses practically under governmen? tal supervision. After bis talk with the executive Senator ('arter said that unless the bill which we'ut through the Senate ns n rider to the agricultural appro? priation bill, is defeated the Presi? dent will probably riot make public the report which was prepared by the Labor Commissioner after a care? ful investigation of the stockyards. This report, It is believed, would re? sult in a wave of Indignation pausing over the country, and Its natural con? sequence would be the dimlniiation In the consumption of all kinds of fresh meats. Such a result, would Injure the stock men and ranch owners of the West, as well as the men responsible for the conditions In Chicago. "The trackers are opposed lo the tax of fi cents on cattle and X cents on bogs which the measure carries." said Senator Bovcrldgo, "nnd I sug? gest Instead that the Government ap? propriate the money for the expense. If Hie money is appropriated by Con? gress will be sealed down to such no extent that the Inspection will be skimped;" PUBLICITY BILL REPORTED. Congress May Yet Gass Measure to Purify Elections. WASHINGTON, D. C. May 28?The House Committee on the Election of the President. Vice President and Members in Congress today ordered -i favorable report on the bill by Repr?? sentative ?Gobies, of West. Virginia, providing publicity an a prevontatiye for fraudulent campaign contribution1!! and Illegal expenditures of money In Federal elections. The bill provides nil compnlgn com? mittees either for the election or nom? ination of Congressmen shall file statements with the clerks of th? United Stales District Courts, and that nil expenditures over $10 shRll lie on vouchers. ALCOHOL BILL TO PRESIDENT. House Agrees to the Senate Amend? ments hv Unanimous Vote. WASHINGTON. D. C. May 28 ? The House today, by a unanimous vote, concurred Iii the Senate amend? ments to the House bill making de? natured alcohol tax free for use in the 906. arts ami manufactures. The hill will become law with the President's sig? nal ore. The contention of its ndvocntis is that it will cause great loss to the Standard Oil Company Ity replacing kerosene ami gasoline as illuuiinnsts by denatured alcohol. .. LIMITS IMMUNITY RIGHTS. Law to Be Changed So Guilty Can Not Escape. WASHINGTON. D. C. May 28.? The Senate Committee on the Judici? ary today made a favorable report on the hill Introduced by Senator Kno\ at the request of administration defin? ing the right of immunity. The hill provides Hint '?Immunity shall extend only to a natural per? son who, in obedience to a subpoena, gives testimony under oath, or pro? duces evidence, documentary or other? wise, under oath." This bill is the result of the recent failure of the Government, under existing laws.. In bring to punishment officers of the packing companies in the trial of the beef trust cases In Chicago. MARINES TO GUARD CANAL. Columbia Lands Big Force to Mold Rebels in Check. WASHINGTON. I"). C. May 28.? That the United States Government intends to make good Its untimntum Hint there shall be no revolution In ttttttl shrdlu emwyp shrdlu shrdlu sh Panama on account of the coming elections in that republic was revealed today through the announcement that the cruiser Columbia has arrived fit Colon. She left League Island last week with -Itkl marines nhoard. and with her ostensible destination as Guantauamo. MRS JEFFERSON DAVIS CONTINUES TO IMPROVE Aged Patient is Steadily Gaining Strength?She Takes Nourish ment at Regular Intervals. (Rv Associated Press.) NKW YORK. May 28?Mrs. Joffu'r ! son Davis, who is recovering from her recent Illness, was reported this morning as gaining strength dally, yel there. Is u intuited Improvement in her condition. She takes nourishment nt regular intervals, and both Dr. Wyllc. her j physician, and Mrs. Hayes; lier'daugh? ter, expresii I he' hope that Hie patient , will be able to be up in u few dnys. EIGHT KILLEu IN WRECK I Passenger Train Sideswipes Freight Cars In the Yard. i ACCIDENT OCCURS IN LOUISVILLE Besides Ihe Dead There Were Twen? ty-two Persons Severely Injured? Flange of One of the Cars Split. Causing the Calamity. (By Associated Press.) LOU IS VI DLR, KY., May 28.?Eight persons were killed and twenty-two Injured today by the derailment of four cars of a passenger train on tire Louisville and Nashville railroad. The train was ne.arlng the Union station in Louk-ville at a moderate speel when a Hange on a wheel of the smoking car broke, throwing open a switching and causing two of the cms to side swipe box cars on a siding. The dead: HOWARD B. COLE-MAN, Stanford. Kentucky. T. W. THORS. Broadhead. Ky. GBO. W. PONDER. Broadhead, Ky. JOIIIN C. BLACK. Louisville, Ky. \VM. PRUITT, (colored,) Lebanon. Kentucky. i FRANCIS WEAVER, Broadhead. Kentucky. M APTIN HILTON. Broadhead, Ky. I Unidentified white man. laborer. CHANCE FOR CORSETS. American Product Would Find Ready Sale In Italy. WASHINGTON. D. C. May 28 Consul James E. Dunning, of Milan, Italy, does" not like the, Italian corset, and suggests to tlte Department of Commerce and Labor that there Is a fruitful field fof Hfe introduction of the American product. ;Incidentally,'he adds that It would be good policy to send n woman to introduce the goods. The chief ob? jection Consul Dunning hns found to the Italian corset Is that it is made of steel "bones." It has been but a short time since the whalebone varie? ty made It appearance there. '-There Is no such thing a-> the hygienic waist j for young girls and women," he says. Fair Tuesday and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday brisk northwest to west winds. ^ ~ -r- ?j PRICE TWO CENTS CRAFTS TO DECORATE* IN ROOSEVELT'S HONOR President When he Enters Norfolk Harbor to be Saluted by ': All the Shipping. 6,000 MEN TO MARCH IN PARADE Coming Memorial Day Will Be One Long to Be Remembered In Port?, mouth?Grimes' Battery to Take Part In the Ceremonies?Chief Executive to Deliver an Address. . (By Associated Press.) NORFOLK, VA.. May US.-^When Preshl-nt Roosevelt enters Norfolk: harbor Wednesday morning on board the yacht Mayflower enroute to de? liver an nddress in the naval ceme? tery at Prtsmouth, under the au? spices of tb'j army and navy union, he will be groetcd by every boat from Craney Island to Norfolk, with toots of whistles and waving of flags. Mayor Reed, of Portsmouth today tanned a statement calling on Alt shipmasters to decorate their vessels ami for all steamers to salute, the Mayflower as she passes up the har? bor. '? The mayor's request was hnrdlyntj c?saery, however, as shipmasters had already planned to give the President a noisy greeting. Crimes' battery of Portsmouth, a state volun? teer company, will lire a uational sa-' tutv from the naval hospital point as soon ns the Mayflower is sighted. Pallors from the battleships Vir? ginia, Texas. 1 otiislana, Rhode Is? land and .Minneapolis, from the I r lining station and navy yard, from '.he torpedo boats In reserve and from tlie receiving ships Franklin and Richmond, will participate In the pa? rade to he given in Portsmouth be? fore the President's address. It is expected that between 5,000 and 11,000 sailors alone will be in line besides soldiers and uniformed bodies of every description. The chief marshal of the parade P>r the army and navy union, is Gun? ner Bernard Patrick Donnelly, of thi? Cruiser Minneapolis, now at anchor in Hamilton Roads. The civls chief marshall is Maurice R. Hudglns, of Portsmouth, Va. TO USE THE MAYFLOWER. President and Party to Travel In the Converted Yacht. (Bv Associated PresP.l WASHINGTON. D. C. May 28.? The cruiser yacht Malflower. now at the Washington nnvy yard will be used by President Roosevelt and par? ty on I heir trip from this city 'to Portsmouth, Vn.. and bne):. The Pres? ident will leave here tomorrow after? noon and make the main part of the trip on the lower Potomac. and Ches? apeake Bay nl night, arriving at Ports? mouth In the forenoon of Wednesday and returning to this city Thursday morning. ABAHDONED WATERLOGGElT VESSEL RECOVERED RY PILOT BOAT Schooner Annie L. Lewis, Hailing from Norfolk, is Picked Up In Dam? aged Condition Off New York. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK. May 28.?The steam pilot boat New York towed into port today the schooner Annie R. Lewis, abandoned and waterlogged. The vessel evidently had been in collision, as the starboard side amidships was stove In, an'I the mainmast cracked about fifteen feet above the deck. When a fog lifted this morning the Lewis was seen by the commander of the New York six miles north of th^ Sandy Hook lightship, and he took her In tow. It is recalled that yes? terday afternoon In a high sea, a freight steamer In ballast was seen In the vicinity of the place where the Lewis was sighted. The crew had evi? dently left, the schooner in great haste. The Lewis was commanded by Cap? tain Hodgton, and traded between New York and Virginia. She 1$ lnm her laden, and has a deck load be? sides. Apparently she was loaded on this trip at Norfolk. The schooner was built at Buckshort,' Me., la 1S7S, ami Is of 171 tons burden.