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la the only newspaper In Newport Newa that receive* full As? sociated Press report. ???????????$<???* VOL. XI. NO. 21)4. Two Big Sieel Dredges to be Built lor Canal Commission. BIDS WERE OPENED YESTERDAY Vessels Will Cost in Neighborhood of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars and It Will Take Twelve Months to Con? struct Them?Work Begins at Once. The Newport Newa Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company was yesterday iiworded a contract by the Isthmian Canal Commission for the construc? tion of two steel suction dredges to be useil In the building of the Panama Canal. The vessels will cost in the neighborhood of $200.000 each and work on them will be started at the shipyard at once. Bids on the construction of the dredges were opened at the office of the commission at Washington. D. C. at 10:.'10 o'clock yesterday morning, estimates being submitted by several of the leading shipbuilding plants in the east. While tho exact figures sub? mitted by each company on the work could not he obtained last night, it is understood that the hid of the local yard was considerably lower than that of any other competitor. The dredges will be of the type commonly termed 'sand-suckers" and will have the greatest possible dredg? ing capacity. They will he built of steel throughout and besides the dredging machinery, they will he enulpped with propelling engines which will enable thein to cruise un? der their own power. It is estimated that It will require at least a year for the completion of the vessels. The local yard already has file con? tract for the construction of the hull of n similar dredue for the Isthmian Commission and Is now building six dump bnrges for the commission. FAIRFAX LYNN KILLED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT Son of Prominent Citizen r.f Prince William County Meets With a Tragic Death (Bv Associated Press.) RICHMOND. VA.. Dec. 11.?Fairfax Lyhn. the only son of Henry F. Lynn. :? prominent and wealthy citizen of Prince William county, was killed on bis way home from New Market, to? day, his buggy being thrown down a deep ravine. His horse feTi on him and crushed him to death. When found the horse wns still lying on him and in such a position thnt it could not. move and not till both horse nnd buggy were removed, could bis lifeless body he gotten out. He Is survived by a wife and several children. PROMINENT SHRINER CHARGED WITH THEFT Recorder of Kansas City Temple Ar? rested for an Alleged Embez zlement of $7,614. (By Associated Press.1 KANSAS CITY. Dec. 11.?Harry Al? len was arrested Here today on in? formation sworn out by the members of the finance committee of Ararat Tr.mple of the Ancient Orde.- of No bloirof the Mystic Shrine of this city, charging him with the embezzlement of-$7.614. as recorder. Mr. Allen, who Is a prominent busi? ness, man, has held the o'fice of re? corder for three terms, aid Is known to 'Shrlners throughout the country. He was arraigned before .ledge Pears, pleaded not guilty and was released on bond of $1.000. Mr. Allan'*] prelim? inary hearing was set fer December 15. MRS. VIRGINIA *SIMS DEAD. Aged 'Lady Succumbs to Attack of Paralysis?FuneraT Today. Mrs. Virginia Sims, the aged moth? er pt Dr. T. J. Sims, died yesterday afternoon about 4: HO o'clock at the borne of her son on Thirty-third street. Mrs. Sims, who was in her eighty-second year, suffered a stroke of paralvsls Sunday and grew gradu? ally weaker until the end came. Funeral services will be conducted at. .the residence this morning at 9 o'clock, by Rev. J. W. Porter. D. D. Tlin body will be shipped on the 10:10 o'clock train to Mineral. Va.. and will be Interred at the old Sims' farm. "Glenn Air." The pallbearers will ho: Doctors Aaron Jeffrey. W. F. Creasy and B. R. Garv. Messrs. W. M. Parker. O. B. West nnd J. A. Bux ton. Mrs. Sims Is survived by four chil? dren?Mr. John W. Sims. Miss Vir? ginia Sims and Mrs. J. W. Walton. NEWPOT or Itlohniond. ami Dr. T. .1. Sims, of this city. She had lived here for :i number of years and was widely known and beloved, especially among the members of the congregation of the Newport News Baptist church, to which she belonged. DEATH OF HENRY C. CURRIN. Pioneer Citizen Passes Away After Lingering Illness. Mr. Henry C. ('until, ?5 years of age. died yesterday morning at his home. 124 Thirtieth street, after u lingering Illness with a complication of diseases. Mr. Currin is survived by a widow and one child. Miss Viola Currin. Ho was ii native of Fluvannn county and came to Newport News In IS'.H. flyo j years before the city was Incorporat? ed, lie established the wholesale grocery firm of Currin K- Abbltt and j was with Unit firm until 1901. when I he became a member of the Boiling I Orocery Company. Last year bis tail? ing health compelled him to retire 1 from business altogether. Ho was widely known and respected, partic? ularly by the older people of the* city. Funeral services will ho conducted at Trinity Methodist church by the nustor. Rev. \V. A. Christian. The body will be interred at Greonlawn cemetery. The nallbearers will be: ' A. n. Abbltt. C. 15. York. L. It. Boll , ing; .1. W. McNnlr. It. L. Photos, M. , W. C.avle. lt. R. Carter and W. i . Wash. NEW YORK STATE'S VOTS COUNTED AT LAST Huphes. Was t'.ie Only Renublicaii Elected and His Plurality Reach? es Nearly Sixty Thousand. (Uv Associated Press.! I NEW YORK. Dec. 11.?Complete j and official returns of the vote cast for stale officers in New York state at the recent election Show that the Democratic slate ticket, except its I candidate for governor, was elected. Hughes, Republican candidate for gov j erh?r, was elected by a plurality of ' 57.973, The pluralities of the Demo \ cratlc candidate for state offices be ltrw that of governor, ranged from j 5.4 12 for Chandler to 14.2r,n for Mar ' tin H. Qlliin. the Democratic candidate for Com pi roll or. UNKNOWN SCHOONER ASHORE AT LITTLE ISLE High Se>3 Running But the Vessel is Resting Easy and the Crew Remained Aboard. (Bv Associated Press.) NORFOLK, VA., Dec. 11.?A three , masted schooner went ashore to . night south of Little Island i.ife Saying station, about twenty miles I south of Cape Henry. A Mi mile wiud is blowing from the northeast with a big sea running and the unknown craft is well on the break? ers. Captain Ohadwick and --is crew from Little Island Life saving station shot a life line across the schooner but the men aboard de i cidede to wait until morning be? fore coming ashore In the breeches buoy The vessel is resting com? fortably easy. PLEASANT JAIL LIFE. Gaynor and Green Said to be Allowed to Hunt. SYRACUSE. Dec. 11.?Gaynor and Greene, who are now In Jail at Ma con. Ca.. awaiting the results of their anpeal from their conviction on charges of defrauding the govern? ment, are having an enjoyable time, according to a letter received by a Syracuse man from a friend In Ma con. This ietter says: I have just been out riding with Oaynor". He told me he was hunting (hroe times this month. He goes up? town to eet shaved. He and Greene ? have their meals sent in from .the I best hotel and sleep lit the prison par? lors in brass beds. They went to the county fair last week and they go out driving when they please. TO TAKE GILLETTE TO PRISON QUIETLY Mother's Ple3 to Have a Talk With Her Boy Gives the Murderer One Day's Grace. 'By Associated Press.) HEPKD'RR M. v r>ec. 11.?Ill mother's plea for time to talk >? her boy, has saved Chester E. Gill? ette, the convicted murderer of Grace Brown, from at least one day In the death house at Auburn pri? son. It has been planned to remove Gillette from the county jail hero today but the sheriff finally con? sented to postpone the transfer until tomorrow or later. The exact time at which Gillette will be taken to the Auburn prison will not bo dis? closed as the olTicers wish to avoid the crowds which they fear wouln collect, at poi.nt along the route If the time of the departure from Herkmier were known In ndvance. Memorial at Jamestown. (By Associated Press.) NBIW YORK. Dec. 11.?It wn8 ate nounced today that the Colonial Dames of America have appointed a committee to erect a memorlnl at Jamestown, Vn? next spring to commenorate the landing of John Smith and his company. ' HftS TO GO TO JAIL I George Burnham Jr., ot the w\ tnal Reserve Company Found J Guilty by New York Jury. ACCUSED OF TAKING $40,00)) Former State Insurance Superinte^ dent Payn's Famous Check Bob? Up Again?Two Other Officers $f j Same Company Will Now Have to Face Trial. - ? >? (By Associated Press.) NF.W YOHIC. Dec-. H.?OnoiRO Rnrohain. Jr.. vice prcldent and geu eral eouusel of tin- Mutual Reserve Life Insurance company, was today, convicted of appropriating $-10.000 from the company's funds. The > rosccutlon and convlclhm of Burp iiain was an outgrowth of the In? vestigation of the Insurance com? panies In this state by a legislative committee a year ago. Two other otticcrs of the Mutual Reserve* Frank Burnham and Oeo. l>. Kirf ridge, vice president, were Indicted at the same time as the man wild was convicted today. The charge against CJeo. Burn ham, Jr., is that in 1001 he paid J Douglas Wells with company funds a loan alleged to have been made to Fred A. Burnham, the presi? dent, and that payment was con? cealed by false entries in the books of the Insurance company. One of the sensational features of the trial which ended today was the production of a check by the prosecu lion] which bore the name of l'id'iils F. Payn, a former state superinten? dent of insurance, and the United States Express company, < f which United States Senator Platt Is presi? dent. It was no! claimed, however, that Burnhnm paid the amount of this check to Mr. Payn but that it was used to resist an alleged de? mand by iMr. Payn for $10(i,000 from the life insurance company. The prosecution charged that President Frederick- A. Burnham borrowed $5.575 Horn J. Douglas J Wells, saying that he wanted the money to meet this alleged demr by Payn and that Burnham repaid this loan, with additions, from the | funds of the company. By request 1 of his counsel further proceeding* were postponed for few days anil | Burnham wes remanded to the 1 Tombs Prison. LIVED BEYOND MEANS; FORGED MANY CHECKS' Prominent Young Lawyer of Peoria, III., Commits Crime in Order tj~ \ Held His Own Socially. (By Associated Press.) PEORIA. ILL., Dec. 11.?Daniel Rai.m, i> prominent lawyer of 30 u:i i a son ol the ex commissioner ni ponslous, entered lue office of State's Attorney Scholes today, saying: "I am a forger." Raum was will? ing to sign 11 written confession. He told a story of traveling with a class in society ?which required moans Tar beyond his own. He de? tailed how he had committed his first crime to scene money for his living expenses. The gross amount of his forgeries aggregates > 10,1(00. Three thousand dollars of this Is due Frank C Cun? ningham, loan broker and the re maining $5.000 i3 scattered among other persons In smaller amounts. It was a week ago that Mr. Cun? ningham sent for Mr. Raum. They had a conference in reference to one of the forger'ea which Mr. Rauiu expressed a hope to pay. Another was due and Raum despairing of ever meeting the obligations, which j would result In his arrest, surren? dered himself . He was takti to jail. Investigating Southern Wreck*. (Bv Associated Press.) RICHMOND, VA.. Dec. 11.?The corporation commission began today the investigation of the recent ac? cident of the Southern at whlo< President Spencer lost life. Judge Crump, chairman of committee, an? nounced that the Investigation was for the purpose of ascertaining the facts and cause of accident for the view of fixing responsibility at least if not, blame for the wreck and In addition with a view to prevent? ing recurrences. Most of the tes? timony so far relates the working of the block system. ? Patrons' League. An interesting meeting of the Pa? trons' league of the Twenty-second street public school was held yester? day afternoon. The feature of an en? tertaining program was an address by Rev. J. W. Porter. .1). D... on the sub? ject. "A Public Library for Newport Nowb." i f ESDAY. DECEMBEl FRANCE EVICTING | CHURCH OF ROME Mgr Montague, Papal Delegate at Paris Escorted to the Front? ier After Being Arrested. CONSTERNATION ST THE VATICAN Surprised at the Firm Stand Taken I By the French Government But I the Latter Says It Hai? Only Be gun its Warfare Upon the Catholic Church. I _ (By Associated Pi ess.) PARIS, Dec ll.? Mgr Moiitagnl tile papal iloU'Rltto here since the recall id Nuncio, was arrested this evening upon an order expelling him from France ami tonight ac? companied by a commissary of po? lice, was conducted to the frontier. Tin- residence of Mgr Moutugnl was searched hy the police. Immense quantities of documents were seized and taken to police heaihiuarters. A courier from the papal secretary states thai Cardinal Merry Del Val bringing despatches from Homo was turned hack at the frontier today. Premier Clemencnu'H reply to n question in the chamber ul deputies as to reason of the expulsion of Montaglll, said it was because of complicity with prominent clergy? men of Parts, against whom charges are pending In Inciting church goers fc'tb rebellion. Interference by for? eigners on orders from the I'ope a< Home in the face of France's posi? tion, be declared was no: pqrmlsst bile. The premier, amid thunders of applause, tersely summed up the situation by declaring that the gov? ernment's cphcilltpry iiroposlilons to Wards the church had been exhaust? ed and that it hud been decided in (he future to leave (he onus on Rome. "If the church wishes," the premier continued "there Is silll time to avoid a battle. We oder her the law of I SSI, made for all Frenchmen and submitting thereto she will have pence but by seeking us she will lind Us. Formal notice was served during the day on Cardinal Ruchard, arch bishop of Paris ami the bishops ami parlssh priests of this depart? ment that ihey must evacuate their residences tomorrow. Priests Must Leave Residences. Similar notices were served upon the clergy In the other departments notifying lliem to leave their iesi deuces on Thursday or Friday After a meeting ol the cabinet today it was announced iu.it on December H, President Clembnceau will osk clergy parliament to suppress the pen? sion of the clergy, to liquidate the property or Calvunlsts and to dir. tribute (he presbyteries, seminaries etc. ? War Minister Pelrqart has order? ed the recruiting of troops to re? quire ecclescvlastlcAt students to place their certificates, Those who fall to do so by December 20, will be ordered to join the colors on January 7. The order affects 6,600 students. Many Touching Scenes. The scenes. today were extremly touching. Not in years had mere been such an attendance at mass. The number of women was especially large. The officiating clergy read the regular official service for the week without referring to their illegal status. Nevertheless the depression or the Catholics was manifest. Many women emerged from the Catholic church's with their eyes streaming with tears and lingered on the pavement to see the clergy turn over their church. Tonight the press of the city (Indicates that the Pope's uncompromising attitude will compel the French government to open negotiations with the Vatican 1m ha, *;u-fully mistaken the temper of thi" people which favors a more hostile, rather than a more concilia? tory, attitude. Consternation in Rome. ROME), ec. 11.?The expulsion from France of -Mgr Montagni, secretary of the papal nunciature at. Paris has caused not only astonishment but consternation at the Vatican. According lo Vatican ollicials thin Btep Is an evident, proof that the French government wishes not o to strike at the church as .re? ligious Institution, but to rep>.^nt It as one of the republic's fnesfCniid furthemore the? officials characterize these stpes as taken In a splift of knows at Vatican cannot retaliate meaness as the French government because of Its position. A curious phase of the situation Is that Mgr Montagni being an Itnl Ian subject any protest against nis expulsion or the searching of his house must be communicated to the French government through that gov? ernment. Italy Congratulates France. ROME, Dec. 11.?Slgnor Mlrabf.iil republican in the chamber of dep 12, 1900. uites. Introduced ItMlny u resolution which was adopted to effect (hat the elm in her sends Is warmest congrat? ulation* lo Finnic on the anil cler? ical policy which It is following as "tending to secularize (lie slate and lender the human conscience hide pond u I." *-i ONE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S BAD GOVERNORS DEAD Frank J. Moses Meets With a Sudden End In Boston After a More or Less Varied Career. BOSTON. MASS.. Dec. 11.-Kx Gov? ernor Krank J. Moses of South Caro? lina, wus asphyxiated by gas at his hoarding house in Winthrop Beuch this morning. The police have not de? cided whether death was due ib acci? dent or suicide. The gas which caused his death came from a small stove. 1 The death of Franklin .1. Moses] closes a spectacular career. Sixty three yearn ago he was horn In South Carolina of a good Southern fain IV/. When barely twenty yearn old Gover? nor IMokenH. whose private secretary he was. deputed him to hoist the Pal? metto flag over the ruins of Fort Sumpter. Moses nerved through the war with the Confederate army, but When host lilt lea wns over, he was one Of the rirst lo take advantage or the opportunities* offered by reconstruc? tion and the negro vote. He became i a member of lite Stale Legislature. I then Speaker of the House, and In I ISVo Governor. ) During his political enreor, It Is . said, he ran the whole gamut of brill i erv and corruption. Tin* assertion Is freely made here that he levied toll I on every measure, he gave away par ? dons like holiday baubles. When ar? rangements were made to arrest hlin I he louk rCgtlge behind the Hinte mill iin. mill the civil authorities found t llOIIIBClVOS powerless, j After bin term nxplrcd his descent ' was rapid. He failed lo secure re ? election, and. enst off by his family. he en me North, where he has Blip ' ported hlniHoir by various shifts, one , being the publication of a small news pnoor, Several times he has been Im? prisoned for swindling, his operations covering various pni'lfl of the country, in 1RSS he finished a sentence of three , years In the Massachusetts state ? prison. i Will Not "prosecute Bradley. ' WASHINGTON. D. (!.. Dec. U.? Former Kennior Brown; of Utah. Hie victim of a bullet fired by Mrs. Annie Bradley last Saturday. Is reported by the Burgeons at the Emergency Hos? pital today as having very fair online ! es for recovery. In the event of Mr. Brown's recovery. Mrs. Bradley will I probably not be prosecuted. Swallowed a Live Chameleon. OMAHA. NEB.. Dec. 11?Miss Louise Douglass, a comic opera slng I er. Ik dead here lodav ns the result of j swallowing a live chnniellon over a : year ago us nn advertisement, Phy? sicians say her bodv is alive with rep? tiles. Two hours before Miss Doug ( lass died, two little chamellons i crawled from her mouth. BOY SHOOTS FATHER FOR WHIPPING HIM YouitngEter Did Not Want to Go I to School or Be Chastised for Not Knowing Hla Lessons. (By Associated Press.) I NFIW YORK, Deo. II;?Because j his fattier kept him in the grammt-.r r'jhool while (be boy was older nn I ! larger than others In (hat grade and j whipped 111 111 when he failed In his lessons, William Wenden, aged j H?>. today shot his father, John l Wooden, In the faco and neck at their home in Geludalc L. 1. It is lean,I thai the father's wounds will I be fatal. William borrowed a 111 . tie revolver Irom q s -hool male J and when his lather started to whip i him (inlay, shot him twice. The ! lather ran out of the house, the i bo.,' ;iinsuing and liring a- aim Thiee bullets from the revolver pen : (rated the clothing of a pollc > nii.i wl o Interfered and arrested V.'il j Ham. John Ward Gets a Stay. RICHMOND, VA.. Dec. II.?John Wright, the negro sentenced to hang at Alexandria for alleged criminal an saull there, will not go to the gallows Friday, the day appointed. Judge Keith, president of the court of ap? peals, today granted a writ of error and siiperseileas in the case, the ap nllcatlon having been made this morn? ing by .lames K. Clements, counsel for the man. Officers of the Blues Discharged. RICHMOND. VA.. Dec. II.?Major Cheat wood, Captains Bowles and Bin-well an-i Lieutenants Hobsoh (ad jtttnnt) ninl F.opOB are no longer con? nected with the Richmond Light in? fantry Blues' battalion. Their resig? nations, presented several months ago. were presented to the governor today and he promptly accepted them, lo lake effect from and after today. BishoD McCabe is Stricken. NEW YORK. Dec. 11.?Blshon Mc? Cabe. of Philndelnhia. of the Metho? dist Episcopal church, was stricken with nnoOplexy at Twenty-third street and Third avenue todnv. Tie was taken (o New York hosoldil. At the h08ntt.nl It was enld that tiie bishop's condition is serious. 3 THE WEATHER. Fair Wednosday and Thursday, warm? er; slight variable winds. PRICE TWO CENTS VERDICT ft SURPRISE IN BIRDS0N6 CASE The Accused Murder of Dr. But? ler Found Guilty o( Man? slaughter by a Jury. RESULT WAS NOT EXPECTED Friends of the Woman Believed That She Would Be Acqulted ana Were Not With Her Wlion the Jury Came In?Will Appeal for a New Trial. (Bv Associated Press.") UAZFjLIIUUST. MISS. Dee. 11.? Mrs. Angle Blrdsung was found guil? ty of inanslaugliter today for killing Mr. Thomas Butler, and was rectum mended to the mercy of the court. Alter the verdict, while the defen? dant sat crying with a young child In her arms, a deputy appeared to take her lo Jail. Whim ho lifted the child from its mother the IIUlu one nobbed and mied "Mamma don't let* htm have me." So ?uro had Mrs. Blrdsong's friends been of a favor able verdict that she was nearly alone In I he court room, when the verdict was rendered. tCven her husband was absent. Mrs. Blrdsong was not compelled to ivinalu in jail but spent the night under survcllaucu at u hotel. Her uncle, United Hintes Senator Me I.nut In, who had left Hur.olhurst, wan telegraphed for to return und malte the motion for a new trial which the defense announced will be done tomorrow. The court did not pass sentence today. The minimum penalty for man- . slaughter In this state 1h a fine atj Mrs. Blrdsong Is 22 .?yearfejrM ,anjJ a member of one of the leaittlig Mississippi families, shot and killed Dr. Butler. She alleged Hint he had boasted of illicit relations with her and that his boasts were- untrue. Tbo tragedy occurred In Montlcollo, Mlss.i MISTAKE OF OTHERS COSTS HIM BIG SUM Former State Treasurer of Kansas Turns Over to the Common, wealth $9,381. (By Associated Press.) TOPK9CA, KANSAS. Ode. fl.? F. IS. Grimes, former slate treats-. urer, today voluntarily puld to the state of Kansas the sum of $!),381 fir which amount an Investigation was held. The alleged shortage who never considered In the light of a defalcation In any sense of the word and resulted from the act of allowing bond brokers to detach coupons from bands sold to the state. The Investigation showed con? clusively that Mr. Grimes was hot. benefit!e?l In any way through llils practice. In speaking of the case today Mr. Grimes said "In order lo avoid a long drawn out suit and feeling under a moral obligation to do so, I have agreed i't make ,a settlement with the siv? of Kan? sas on the basis of $0.381. I hnvrt never had one pettily from the stale thai did not honestly belong to me' I have been the victim of careless nil-lakes and unfaithfulness of oth? ers und Ii Is a very great hardship for me lo have to pay this money but I would rather have the utimo of being honest and have the con? fidence of my friends and the people than any amount of money." 1 \SHEA WANTS TO USE DYNAMITE IN STRIKE Leader of the Chicago Teamsters Fav< ored Violence of the Worst Sort, According to Witness. (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO., ILLS.. Dec. 11.?Evi? dence as brought out In the Shea trial today showed that during the Btrike. jot the teamsters the-use of dvnamit? jtis a menus of winning the strike was considered. Michael Kelly, who v/w , In charge of one of the squads Of pickets testified on the stand today that Slua asked him if he knew, of anybody who could handle dynamltel " He also said that knives were glven out to the pickets with instructions that they were to be used on men who had taken the places of strikers, also In cutting harness. The attorneys fof the defense made a strong fight; against the admission of this testV' mony of Kelly, but Judge Ball decided that It was -?Vmlssable. Smith to be Commissioner. WASHINGTON. D. C. Doc. 11.-? The President today nominated Her? bort Knox Smith, of Cincinnati, to he Commissioner of Cornorattons. vice-president Garfleld to the Secre-.; tnry of the Interior.