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1? the only newspaper In Newport News that receives full As? sociated Press report. VOL. XL NO. 297. LAYMEN SAVING | CHURCH IN FRANCE By Making the Necessary Declar? ation They Can Worship With? out Disobeying the Pope. CLEWS RESISTANCE PASSIVE One Socialistic Paper Says That Ro? manists are Armed, But There is No Evidence That Violent Resistance is Contemplated?Cabinet Preparing to Amend the 1905 Law. (By Associated Press.) PARIS, Dec. iL?There has been issued from the offices of tho Arch? bishop of Paris. Cardinal Richard, an important document which will factli nte a way io settle the church dlffl; culty. This compensation sets forth a declaration that for laymen to wor? ship is nut in disobedience to the In? structions of the Pope, provided their purpose is honesty to avoid disturb? ances, and admit that their purpose is not to infringe upon the helrarchy of ihe church, as tin? Vatican ha.s only forbidden clergymen to carry out the required legal formalities. It is now apparent that the resist? ance of the clergy will be purely pas? sive und that there is no prospect of religious passions being aroused un? less the churches are closed. The government is now resting on its oars and may continue which the cabinet is preparing. in the meantime in the city, except in churches where legal applications were filed, the police again took notes of Infractions of the law at the morn? ing masses. Cardinal Richard Is aWaiting exnulslon from the Episcopal mansion. The government, however, wants to avoid the appearance of force in tiie case of the aged primate who is in bad health and postponing action in the hope that he will depart In a few days of his own volition. No Sign of Armed Resistance. The action, a violent socialist or? gan, today made an attack upon the government, calling attention to the nlleged fact that the Catholic gymnas? tic societies had a number of rifles. There is not the slightest, evidence, however, that armed resistance is contemplated. Drove Out a Policeman. At a church in Vincennes a notice was posted characterizing as "trea? son" the action of two parishoners in making an application and saying that Cardinal Richard was the authority for the statement that the Pope's pro? hibition applied to laymen as well as to the clergy. At Llttlenorth Catholics drove out a policeman, who was rejiorting an infraction of the law at tho church of Le Grand Phillip. Meeting of the Cabinet. Tho cnblnet met today, with Presi? dent Fallieres in the chair, in order to decide upon the now legislation to be presented to parliament. Tho steps to be taken are of a very sweeping character. It is proposed to amend the law of 1005. providing for the separa? tion of church and state by which a year's grace was allowed before*the permanent alienation of the churcti prooerty, and to suppress the privilege of forming new cultural or diocesslon associations, and nil church nroperty, including the seminaries, will he im? mediately handed over to the state. NO NEW TRIAL FOR MRS. ANGIE BIRDSONG Woman Who Shot Dr. Butler at Mon ticello, Miss., Sentenced to Five Years in Penitentiary. (By Associated Press.) HAXELHUR3T, MISS., Dec. 14.? Mrs. Angie Blrdsong was today denied a new trial by .Judge Miller. She was sentenced to five years In the peni? tentiary and notice was given of an appeal to the Supreme Court. When the notice of appeal was filed coun? sel for Mrs. Birdsong made applica? tion for bnil which was granted In the sum of $1.000. Major Fox. father of Mrs. Birdsong, ox-mayor of Jackson, and other friends of the woman, signed the bond. Mrs. Birdsong shot and filled Dr. Butler at Monticello, Miss., November 2!">, and the trial was concluded several days ago. She was convicted of manslaugh? ter. Since that time she has been seriously Ml. Because of her young child and her own Illness, Mrs. Bird? song was never sent, to jail. HOLY GHOST AND US. Governor Cobb and Council Decide They Have no Jurisdiction .in Case. AUGUSTA. GA., Dec. 14.?Tho Governor and council have no jur? isdiction In tho matter of investigat? ing conditions said to exist at the colony of the Holy Ghost and Us Society of Shtloh, according to a decision reached at the monthly NEWP( meting of Hie council. The matter was brought before Governor Cobb several weeks ago in a petition ask? ing 111 in to stop alleged abuses at Shlloh. Govornor Cobb issued the following statement: ? After careful consideration of Hi" Shlloh matter und after consulting with the logal department <>f Hie state, through the Attorney General ami County Attorney Crockett, of Androsoggln County, who at my rc ipiesl investigated the conditions at Shlloh, the Governor and Council have decided that there Is no oc? casion for executive action In the mailer.*' BRIDGROOMS TO HAPPY TO THINK ABOUT LAW City Clerk of Burlington. Vt., Digs Up an Old Law That May Cost Somebody Some Money. (By Associated Press.) BURLINGTON, VR10.MONT. Bee. N.?Young men of this city who have taken wives outside of the Stale in the last two years are alleged to have neglected to com? ply with a certain portion of the Vermont statutes and are therefore liable to a line of $in each. City Clerk M. I). McMahon hns compiled a !i.-t of bridegrooms who have come back here to reside, after their honey moon and has sent out notices calling attention to their de? linquency. The statutes containing the mai? ler reads: "if a male resident of this state is married without the state he shall within tin days deposit with the clerk of the town or city where Tie resides a certificate and upon full uro to do so he shall be liable to a Hue mil h ss than ten dollars." The city clerk says young married nun have neglected to comply with the provision and that some of them have been liable to line for more than a year. lie does not intend to begin immediate proceedings look? ing to the imposition of lines, pre fering to give the d< llnquents a warning tirst. SPECIAL MESSAGE ON SHIP SUBSIDY BILL President Roosevelt Thinks He Was Misunderstood in His Annual Message to Congress. "? ?WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. li ? That President Roosevelt will send to Congress a special message, ad vcoating the passage of a ship sub? sidy measure was stated by sev? eral members of the house today It slated that the President had declared that the recommendation in his annual message was misunder Stoo. It. is said that he now propos? es to correct any false impressions that may have been gained by the House. The house committee on merchant marine and fisheries will meet on January 7, and it is as? serted that the President will fur? ther communicate his wishes to the Hotise before the meeting. SHIP SUBSIDY MEN SPLIT UP IN A ROW Four Committee Members Refuse to Submit to Caucus Rule and Each Favors Different Proposition. WASHINGTON', P. C. Dee. 14.? Ship subsidy brought on a row In the House Committee on i.Merchant Marine and Fisheries today. Its ad? vocates spllj. uiKin the merits of the modified bill. An effort, will be made to settle the issue at a meet? ing of the committee tomorrow. When the question of holding a caucus was taken up Representatives Wilson, Hlnsbaw, Blrdsoll and Ford ney declined to submit to any cau? cus rule on the bill. Mr. Wlilson anounced his opposition to ship sub? sidy In general. It was then agreed to "confer" tomrorow. I It developed today that Mr. Wat? son is opposed to subsidies for mail lines running to Mexico, that Mr. Liltlefield thinks the bill has been hurl by striking out cargo subsidies and Mr. Fordney wants a subsidy for a mail line touching both sides of South America, via the Horn. It was reported today there 1s a written agreement in the Speaker's room that, if the Ship Subsidy bill gets on the door It shall stand as passed by the IlStise, If pnssed at all, and not attempt shall be made In conference to return the original cargo subsidy bill of the Senate. New York Firm *Held Liable. STAIIHCTON, VA., Dec. 14.?The case of Thomas Smythe vs. T. A. Mclntyre & Co., brokers, of New York, ended last night, after a three days' trial, with a verdict of $883.2.1 in favor of Smythe. The suit orig? inated in a claim against R. D. Armstrong & Co., stock brokers, who failed here in the summer, owing Smythe the above sum. The suit was prosecuted on the theory thai Mclntyre lb Co., instead of being brokers executing orders for Arm? strong & Co., were doing business here iu the letter's name. Killed in Boiler Explosion. STAUNTON, VA.. Dec. 14.?In a fatal boiler explosion near Cralgs vlllo, at the quarry of the Allegbany Coal and Iron Company, Floyd Zlfhbro was instantly killed. The cause of the explosion is not known. MIT NEWS, VA., SAT Fl MUST SERVE 1 TIE FOR PEONAGE Prominent Lumber Men Convicted in United States Court at Pensacola. I THEY WERE ALSO FINED HEAVILY Case Is the Moot Important of Its Na? ture Ever Tried?All of the Men Convicted Are Wealthy and Well to Do?File a Notice of Ap? peal. 1 (By Assoc iated PrtBS.) PENSACOLA. Dec. 14.?In the United Slates court today Judge Clin l ies Swayno, passed sentence up? on Manager W. S. Harlan and five I employees of the Jackson Lumber ' Company, of l.oekhurl. Ala., convicted after a trial of nearly a month, of conspiracy fo commit peonage. Man? ager Harlan was sentenced to serve is months in the penitentiary and in addition pay a fine of $5,000, Superin? tendent Robert Gallagher to serve 15 months and pay a fine of $l,0oo and W. B. Grace, Oscar Sanders. S. E. Hugglns and ('. C. Hilton to serve 13 months in the penitentiary and pay a fine $i.nnr? each. In passing sentence upon Superin? tendent Gallagher the court gave him n lecture upon his conduct and ndvis ed him that when he went to the At? lanta penitentiary to leave hin pistol behind und not to attempt to slap any i of the keepers in the face. The cases were all appealed and I bonds in the sum of $0,000 for the manager and $:!.Ooo each for the other ? five were made. The oases which came to a conclusion so for as the lo? cal court is concerned, today were , considered the most important of their j nature ever heard and there still I stand two Indictments in the court ' against seme of these defendants, hut ? it is understood they will not he pushed. The principal owners of the Jackson Lumber company which is the largest lumber plant In the state are Or. Walt/kev. Q. W. Gates and R. S. Cresset of Davenport. Iowa, who ore also interested in many bin mill? ing plants in other Southern states. COURT MARTIALORDERED FOR MAJOR PENROSE He and Captain Maclin Are Charged With Not Doing Their Duty at Brownsville. fBy Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 14.?On the recommendation of the general . staff, the Secretary of War has order? ed the trial by court martial of Major I Chas W. Penrose. and Captain Edgar Maclin of Co. C, 1st battalion. Twen? ty-fifth Infantry, under the G2nd. ar? ticle of war for "conduct to the pre? judice of good order and discipline'" in falling in their duty in preventing and suppressing the riot at Browns? ville. Texas, last August. The speci . fications will include among other things the charge that the two offi? cers named failed to exercise due dil I Iconco in preventing Hie oeournnco when the condition of affairs at Brownsville made It necessary that nil proper precautions should he tak? en to prevent a clasli between the troops and citizens, and also that they did not examine the rifles until day light although they learned of the j true state of affairs by 1 or 2 o'clock In the morning. The details as to the members of court and place where the trial will be hel\ have been left the discre? tion of the commanding officer of the department of Texas. SOUTHERN MEN IN NEW YORK BANQUET , Twenty-first Anniversary Celebrated at the Waldorf-Astoria Last Evening. NEW YORK, Dec. 14.?The South? ern society of the cfly of New York celebrated its twenty-first anniversary with a dinner at the WaTdorf Astoria I tonight. A striking feature of the I decorations was the background of the gucsts's table, formed by three large American flags nnd symbolizing ? tho "Reunited country." At this ta? ble with President Marlon .1. Verdery, Jr.. who presided, were Col. Wood row Wilson, president of Princeton Uni i versity; General Horace Porter, for? mer nmbassador to France; Augustus Thomas the nlaywrlght; William A. Banter, President of Ihe South Caro I Una society. Bedell Parker, president I of the Georgia society. WASHINGTON. D. C , Dec. 14.?The senate committee on the District of Columbia exhibit today authorized a favorable report on a bill appropriat? ing *2f>.'000 for a District of Columbia building at the Jamestown Exposition. ?URDAY. DECEMBER SHAW NOT IN FAVOR OF BANKERS' PLANS ! The Secretary of Treasury Says That it Will Not be far (teaching Enough. 1 WANTS CURRENCY MORE ELASTIC House Committee on Banking and Currency Urged to Adopt Some Plan of High Taxed Credit Currency? Faults i of the Scheme of Bankers Pointed Out. (Rv Associated Press.1 WASHINGTON, I). ('.. Doe. If.? I Secretary Shaw appeared before the j house committee on bunking and cur? rency, suggesting live per CO tit, IIS II desirable rale. He emphasized Hier limed for greater elasticity in currcn j dy, but expressed the opinion that the plnn framed by the American Hank? ie rs' Association will nol bring ubout sufficient elasticity to be very use , ful. I Granting that the baukors' plan re? sults in the Issuance of $200,0<iO.OO(i additional National bank notes, Mr. Snaw said, that In his opinion not mine thou $20,000,000 worth of thes>' will lie redeemed. Mr. Shaw thought the bankers' plan wholly Inadequate , to meet the requirements of the com j inbrcial world, and said It was en I cumbered with loo much machinery I for the limited good results it Is cap i able ef accomplishing. He would not I wain to be regarded um an opponent ? of the measure suggested by the I bankers, but he fell that any step to I ward relieving (he demand for more ; currency at cerlnln seasons of the year, was desirable, hut urged that the commission strive to frame a more effective measure. it was urged by the Secretary thai I rtn effort should be made (r, make all i tiiur currency mere r-lasllc. rather't trim to Imnarl elasticity to n certain I amoiitil ef eniergenev ctirreriov. l'n I der the ??ankers' plan. Im said, onlv i Hip eredll ciirrenev which goes into j National I n-iks would he on |fs wav j to redoitinllnti Th"r<- would he no reason why hnnks should seek the re | dem lit ion of National Mnk notes and I ronspniioMtly the" would innRn no of. fort to do s<?. In the hankor?' "tan ' National t--"<ks are ?<> lie ncrnilttcd to j Issue ?"r. or?n nddlltonnl notes fi r ovor'v ^P'onnn r-r ti.eir ennllal, nt no. I Internst rntn <>f '? ) " >t??i coi|| ?,?,.] '"i laddltloonl $I2 V"> with interest al the j rale of 5 nor cent. SIX DAYS' BICYCLE RACE IS VERY FAKEY Attendance Dropping Off Because Some of the Riders Are Resorting to Petty Tricks. (By Associated Press.*i NEW YORK. Dec. 11.-?Though thousands were present there was a noticeable falling off today and to? night In the attendance of the six day bicycle at Madison Square garden. Riders fell so often lit times when : some team bid fair to gain u lap that j reports were current of revolt on the I part of pome of the contestants. Dur i ing most of the day the puce was I Plow, the riders creeping around the j track at a snail's pace. Some of them I including Breton. Hobby Waltboiir I Samtielson and Bedell, who had to submit to the penalty of n lap by teaming anew, were much satisfied. There was a ripple of excitement I when late tonight a fast sprint wan started by Root. closely followed by MacFarlnnd. The result was the loss of a lap by Vnnderstuft and Stolun, and Cnlvan and Wiley. Midnight score eight leaders 1,943 miles and -1 'Aps with order of others unchanged. SILVER SERVICE SETS FOR TWO BATTLESHIPS ? Norfolk is Planning to Give the the Tennessee Delegation a Right Royal Good Time. (By Associated Press.) NORFOLK, VA.. Dec. 14.?-When Governor Cox of Tennessee and his party arrive here tomorrow to lire sent a sliver service to the armored e.ruiser Tcnessce in Hampton Roads, he will be welcomed In a most cor dial manner. Committees of the Board of Trade. Chamber of Com? merce, Citizens' Commission 200.00C league. Seventy-first regiment, Wom? en's club and .Inimstown Imposition ccmpany, will meet him. The pro gram arranges for a tour of the Exposition grounds before the pre? sentation ceremonies and a big re? ception at the Montlcollo Hotoi to? morrow lllghl at which Governor ? Swanson and Lieutenant Governor Ellyson of Vlrglna will be present. 15, 1906. Senator Cnruiaok nn?| Prnxor of Touessea will nlso lie Horo from Washington. Tho BU'rvleo to bo pre? sented by Miss Cox. (ho governor's j daughter, consists of a fall dinner m>( ami a punch bowl, nod coat $0,000. At dm same thno tho presentation ecromonloa occur on the Tennessee in die Honda Governor Swansea will | present a silver service lo Hie bat? tleship Virginia now ul the Norfolk navy yard. BOND ISSUE ORDINANCE SIGNED. Election to Decide Question Will be Held on February 28. Mayor Ihtxton lias signed Hie ordi? nance (Missed by both brunches of the council providing for an election to be held on February 28, 11107, to de? cide the question of whether or not the city shall issue bonds for $100,000 for permanent street Improvements. The Mayor hut) also signed all the oilier measures adopted by tho com? mon council and board of llhlcrtUOU at their regular meetings. MORAL; FAT WOMEN SHOULDN'T BE RACERS Large Lady Wanted Damages From Railway Company But Sprinting Proclivities Prevented. (By Associated Press.) PITTSUUItO, PA., Doe. 14.? Be 'cmise hIic wtis entered in a fal woman's race at the annual picnic of tho miners of the Keystone Colli, and Coke Company, Mrs. Nellie R. Stapletou of Oroonalmrg, was denied bi? damages for personal Injuries by a Jury in the common picas court. Mrs. Stapletou hud brought suit agnliiBl a street, railway com? pany fiir $K,nun because of Injuries, alleged :o hnve been received In alighting from a car. The testimony as developed for defendant, was Hint she had participated In a fat wom? an's race subsequent to Hie time of the Injuries wert? alleged to have been sustained. MRS. ADAMS VIEWS SENATOR BROWN'S BODY New York Woman It ia Said Showed Great Emotion When She Look? ed at the Remains. (Ry Assoelnled Press. I WASHINGTON. I). ('. Dec. 14.? ] The body, of rainier Senator Brown of Utah, who Hied Wednesday night as a result of a bullet wound III- | Illotod by Mrs. Anna M. Bradley, left ' this city for Salt Lake clly at 12:15 i today over Hie Pennsylvania rail load, accompanied by late Senator's , son Max and daughter Alice. Ii was stated today by ihe tin- ' derlaker who prepared the body of. former Senator Drown Tor burial, I that Mrs. Annie ('. Adams whose! name figured prominently in the opl Si.de, Is in this city and viewed Ihe | body of Ihe bite Senator at the' Utulcrtnklng establishment. She I showed great emotion, the undor-] I taker said. According to the un? dertaker's Information. Mrs. Adams I returned to New York today. TRAIN ROBBER GETS 20 YEARS. Alton-Burlington Bandit Pleads Guil? ty and Escapes Death Sentence. MARSHALL, MO.. Dec. 14.?Jesse Clyde Rumsey, of Chlcaifo, who rob? bed tin- Alton-Burlington train on November 25 an<| the Rock Island Limited on November 8, both near Glasgow. Mo., pleaded guilty here today, and was sentenced to twenty years" Imprisonment. Rum.-ey pleaded guilty to two charges connected with tho Alton Darlington hold-up. upon promise thai tin' minimum seiitonco would be Imposed. He refused to [dead guilty io the Rock Island robbery although he had previously confessed lo It. The inhirimum penalty for train robbery in Missouri is death. GIRL WHO PROTECTED HOME WILL BE FREED Fifteen Year OH Miss Who Killed Man While Trying to Get in I House Exonerated. (By Associated Press.) JOHNSON, it. I., Dee. 14.?AI the Inquest today on the death of El-j tner O'Uriggs, who was shot by 15 year ol I Ethel Smith, as ho was at? tempting to break into her home tn Thornton on Thankskglving day to attack his wife and three children who were In the Smith home, Cor ionor Worth exonerated tho ?Irl and stated that she showed much cour-; age in having protected tho inmates of her homo and further that she did not shoot until in great danger. The case will come up for a hear? ing next Monday In the Eighth dis? trict court as the girl was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after the shooting, but was released on nominal reaoginznace. it is bet lleyed she will lie discharged. I Sentenced for Life. EL PASO, TEXAS, Dec. 11.? Max Miller, a saloon keeper, who . In a fit of Jealousy shot and killed , J. F. Turley, a railroad man, form? erly of Mompitls, Tenti., while the victim, who was unarmed, begged for his life, was found guilty of mttiS i der in the flrisl degree by a jury bete today, and wns^ sentenced to the penitentiary for life. THE WEATHER. Rain Saturday; ex? cept fair In Southeast portions; Sunday fair and colder. - ' ?? ?j_ PRICE TWO CENTS PRESIDENT, ROOSEVELT TO OPPOSE STATES Message on the Retcalf Report Fxpected lo CiStlie Cle lor Federal Supremacy. TO TAKE NO POLE GROUND Will Advocate Sweeping Asldo of State Privileges In Questions Af? fecting Entire Nation and Will At? tempt to Meet tho Attack Made Upon Him by Senator Raynor. (Dy Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. 0. Hoc, 11 ? President Roosovolt In Ids mesa ago liunamittlng to Congress next Tuesday lite rppbrl of Mr. Mctcalf, the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, ein Japanese school and labor conditions In California, If Is BitiO; will take the most advanced ground In favor of centrall/alIon of power In the federal government lie lias yot occupied. It Is said (bat the speech of Se? cretary Hoot In New York last night, which attracted so much attention, was but the forerunner of this mes? sage, and that the President will no longer occupy and middle ground as to the right of Ilm federal gov? ernment lo lie supremo In all mat? ters In which the affairs of foreign countries or the welfare or American people are concerned. In doing Ihls the President will fairly and squarely meet. Hie jit lack made on his policies by 'Sen? ator Raynor, of .Maryland, in the Senate Wednesdny, and will sweep all thoughts of States' rights to the background. In this collection It J Is said that, having definitely and I finally settled In his own mind that I he will be able to combat the ottoi-va of those who- would UiftlcU'-V.lT,', n"lftf\J^ I a second nomination for tho Presi? dency, he throws political expedien? cy t.i the winds and will come our as an advocate In Its broadest senso I of the power of tile federal govern i meiit to bundle questions not only I connected with other countries wher3 1 their rlghtK are concerned hut other , questions of a domestic character which concern the entire nation. u this way the President will shove to ouo Bide all petty and mill |.or matters and open up the broad ? fcst discussion of the rights of the Federal Ion of Stales that lias pre? vailed In this country since the adoption of the fodera) constitution.' It is not to be understood that he will be wrl.lllg upon the subject or treatment of the Japanese at all. So lar as diplomacy is concerned thai question Is being settled, but. he will use the .Japanese Incident, to point the moral he is bringing to the door of the Senate. I It Is said that the speech of Se |cretary flool can be taken as a good I Index to character of discussion which the President will preclptale iiprm Congress. It is also said that there will he more messages Trout I be President "...? wt re ever de? livered at a short session, and tho country will be given ample food I fur thought. I NOW CONTROL ENURE OUTPUT OF COPPER Amalgamated Company Has at Last Succeeded In Gaining Control of Greene Mines. MOW YORK, Dec. II.?The Amal? gamated Copper Company has secured Icontrol or the big Greene Consolidated Copper Company of Mexico. The deal I will he announced late today. Mil I It is are said to have been paid by I the Copper. Trust to gobble its dan igorous rival. Previous attempts to 1 gain control of the Greene interests I have always failed, but today it was learned that .lohn 1). Ryan and Thom? as Cole, of the Butte Coalition Com jpany, had completed negotiations I whereby the Greene Company will be turned over lo the Copper Trust. I The mines of the Greene Company ' are located In Sonora, Mex., and the company's stock has a market value of over $:i0.(..iO.ono. Colonel Bill Greono is the president of the com? pany. With the Copper Trust in con? trol of the Greene mines, the pro? duction of copper is in virtual control of the Rockefeller and Rodgers inter? ests in this country. Floyd Hughes Forgot Account. NORFOLK. Dec. 14.?Floyd Hughes, one of the Republican candidates for, cengress, who failed to tile his cam? paign expense nccount with tho prop? er authorities, laying himself liable under the Barksdalo pure-election law. explained uuon his return from Richmond that his campaign cost him absolutely nothing, l?nd as a result of this he had forgotten^ to file a notice to this effect.