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Is tho only newspaper In Newport News that receives full Asso? ciated Press report. VOL. XII. NO. 5 DAUGHTER OF FARMER RAVISHED BY NEGRO Amtierst. Monroe County in This State, the Scene of a Horrible Crime. MOB ?ES FNE SUSPECTS Sheriff Had ? Difficult Task Getting the Accused Men in the Campbell County Jail?Was Pursued Two Miles. (By Associated Prtss.) LYNCH BURG, VA.. Jan. 8.?Late yesterday afternoon Miss Gladys Shelton, 17 years old, daughter of a <-li to do farmer, near Monroe, Ani herst county, was outraged by a ne? gro, the assault being one of the most horrible in this section for years. The girl was alone at home and the negro after accomplishing his purpose took the girl to a creek to drown her. He changed Iiis mind and made her go to a neighbor's homo, while he went in another direction. This nf Wrnoon five negroes were arrested and brought here, a mob of 75 men chasing Sheriff Beard and a deputy for two miles. The girl's condition is precarious, but she will recover. The five ne? groes under arrest ott suspicion of be? ing Implicated in the crime have been safely lodged in the Campbell county jail at Rustburg. PROBING OF HARRIMAN RAILROAD RENEWED President Ripley of the Santa Fe Sys? tem on the Stand at the Chicago v Hearing. (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO. ILLS.. Jan. 8.?The in? quiry of the Interstate Commerce Commission Into the management and methods of Harrlmah railroads, re? cently adjourned in New York city, was resumed here today. The Com? mission was occupied for the greater part of the day with listening to the reading of rates of cattle and it was not until late In the afternoon that the Harrlman lines were brought be? fore the hoard. One of the witness examined was President Ripley of the Atchlson, Topoka and Santa Fe. The examination of President Ripley diu not bring out any Startling informa? tion. He declared that lie did not know until he had read it last week in the papers that the Union Pacific was the holder of nearly $10,000,000 of the Santa Fe stock. President Ripley was examined and cross-examined at considerable length as to whether the Union Pacific and of each other, and of the Santa Fe. His testimony in this respect was that while competitors In some things they were not. so on all classes of traffic, nor from all parts of the country. North Carolina Would be Willing. (By "Associated Press.) PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 8.?Samuel H. Elrod. the retiring Governor of South Dakota, in his farewell message to the legislature severely assails the noted North Carolina bond deal, by which South Dakota collected $25.500 from the Southern state on paper which had been repudiated. He says South Dakota has no moral right to the money. The message urges the legislature to pass a bill returning the money to North Carolina. PINKERTON AGENCY SAYS NO MAN HAS BEEN HERE Police Department Continues Inves? tigation of Arrltt'8 Alleged. Robbery. The alleged robbery case of Arrltt & Company Is being investigated by I the police department, but Chief Reynolds says that he will have nothing to 'say about the matter until there are further develop meats. Mr. Everitt F. Arritt, who is said to be on a business trip to New York, Baltimore and Philadel? phia, is due to return to the city tomorrow and a statement from him is awaited with Interest. It has been stated that Mr. Arritt sen to New York and had a Plnk erton detective come here to work on the case. A telegram received here from the Pinkert?n New York agency says that no Plnkerton man has been here and that the agency lias heard nothing of the robbery. Presidential Nominations. (Bv Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 8.?The President sent to the Senate today NEWP01 tho following nominations: Collector of enstoins, George A. Allm for tho (listriot or St. Auglistluo, Pia.: Anto? nia J. Mural, district or Apulachlco lu, Fin.; colonel, to bo brigadier gen? eral, Edward S. Godfrey, Ninth <a\ PLAIN I IFF ASKS FOR $I03,W7 AS HIS SHARE Dr. Fulton Sues George J. Gould, Joseph Ramsey. Jr., and Ste? phen B. EJkins and Others. (By Associated Press). ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8.?Suit for an ac? counting of funds was filed today In the Circuit Court by B. D. Pulton, a number of the Little Kunawha Syn? dicate. George J. (loald. Joseph Ram? sey, Jr., and Stephen B, Elklns are among the defendants named In the still which grows out of an $8.000,000 deal by the syndicate hi West Vir? ginia coal lands and in two small rail? roads. Mr. Pulton asks an acounting of the funds mr profits which he alleged are to bo distributed and to which he says lie Is In part entitled. He also asks tor $10:1,407 which he claims as a balance due on a transaction in coal tracts. Pulton further declares that after purchases had been made the syndi? cate sold various properties at an ad? vance and he believes tho syndlcto an dtnlst,company Intended to disre? gard In making a division or the profits. Pulton lives In Unlbntown, Pa., and underwrote tho syndicate when it was formed. Tennessee's Assembly Convenes. N?SHVliXE, TBNN.j Jan. 7 ? The 55th session or the General Assemblv or Tennessee convened here today. 10. G. Tolette was elected speaker or the Senate and J- 'I'. Mongomery or tue House. Cortelyou Retires from Chairmanship WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 7 ? George B. Cortelyou today announc? ed his retirement as chairman of the Republican National committee. Harry S. New, vice-chairman, will become acting chairman of the com? mit ee. V. M. I. MEN DISMISSED Seventy-Two;lembers of ttie Third Glass Can Appeal However. SHOT OFF FIREWORKS SATURDAY The Board of Governors Will Soon Visit the School to Listen to the Cases of the Boys Now in Trou? ble. (By Associated Press.) LEXINGTON, VA.. Jan. 8?Seven? ty-two members of the third class who took part in tho fireworks esca? pade Saturday night at the Virginia Military Institute, were dismissed tonight by a special order read at the evening parade, but execution of the order was suspended pending a meet? ing of visitors soon to be hold here. The cadets can then appeal to the board to reinstate them or take other action. The seventy-two students are released from close arrest, and order? ed to attend to all duties, but are con? fined to the rights of the cadets bar? racks. ' THIRTY STRIKERS SHOT BY MEXICAN TROOPS Trouble at Orizaba is Over, But Peace Was Only Brought About by Much Bloodshed. (By Afsoclnted Press.) MEXICO CITY. Jan. 8.?Belated reports from tho mill district, or Orl zaba. State or Vera Cruz, where riot ing has attended tho strike of the textile workers, indicate that the gov? ernment is now complete master 0?' the situation. To gain co-itrol of the rioters, however, it was necessary for the troops to fire upon the men Thirty dead have been counted wink over eighty are reported wounded. It Is believed that tho strike lias been broken. Detroit Has Serious Fire. (By Associated Press.) DETROIT, MICH., Jan. 8.?Fire to? night at the Michigan Stove Works, 1.002 to 1,066 Jefferson acenne, one of tho largest manuracturing estab? lishments in the city, at one time threatened the destruction of the en-| tire plant, but was gotten under con? trol at 9 o'clock. Loss $75,000. Judge John H. Fulton Dead. WYTHVEVILLE, VA., Jan. 7.? | Judge John H. Fulton died In his home early this morning after ani Illness of only a few weeks of heart disease. The funeral will lake nlace from the Episcopal church, of which he was a communicant. Wednesday morning, and the burial will bo In the East-Enud ceme? tery. ' IT NEWS, VA., WED JAGKSON GEIS SOI OF THE BALLOT BOXES New York Slate's Attorney- Gen? eral's Agents Searches for the Much Desired Articles. COMISSIONEB DOOLHG NOT EASY Armed With a Court Order Jackson's Hirelings Rout a Bank Official at Night and Make Him Open the Vaults Where Some of the Boxes Were Deposited. fBy Associated rrcBB.) new yohk. Jan. 8.?Attornoy General William Sohuyler Jackson had not tonight boon able lo locato nil the ha Hol boxes used In the Mc Clellnn-Hcaral mayorallty election, entrusted to his pos'senslon by a Hu prcnte Court order and Intimated that, lie might be obliged to bring contempt proceedings against the board of elections. Certnln boxes containing ballots used in Manhattan we're storod under the direction of the board l.ud a search thai lasted until late today failed to reveal their whereabouts. According to the Attorney General, Commissioner Doollng refused to Bur reader these particular ballot boxes or make known where they might bo found. To prevent, he says, possible tam? pering with tlie ballots which may be needed for a recount under the action begun by the State lo oust .Mayor Mc Plell?p and seat \V. R. Hearst as Mayor, Attorney General Jackson acting under orders from the Supreme Cnnrt, caused raids to he made early today at such storage places through? out Greater New York as were known to his representatives. After some delay the greater number of tho boxes were located, newlv scaled and placed under guard of officers representing the Attorney General. It was learned tonight thai deputies assigned to the work reported that many boxes stored in that borough could not be located. Later Commissioner Doollng was found at the office of Corporation Counsel Ellison and formerly served with a copy of Justice Hondrlok's or? der commanding these in charge or the ballot boxes to deliver the same to the Attorney General. Jackson's Statement. Attorney General Jackson said lo night: "I took posessloh of the bal? lot boxes containing the hallols voted at th<? last Mayorallty election and had them officially sealed because I wanted them ns evidence in the rpio wnrranto and also incriminate pro? ceedings. I deemed it for the public interests to safeguard them and to take posession of them. 1 have no intention of spiriting (hem away. They will remain where thev are if the lo? cations are secured from fire." Early Morning Call at Bank. The first place visited by the At? torney General's men was the Staten Island savings bank at. Staplcton, S. I., where the Stuten Island ballots are stored. The call was made lonfc be? fore daylight and the inen wen? re? fused admission to the building by the watchman. Front the bank the men wont to tho home of President Her? man Hagadorn, three miles away, routed him out of bed. served th<> court order on hint and directed him to comply at onco with the order to open the bank vault. President Hngndnrn protested on the ground that there was no certain? ly that the court-order was authentic. After n conference, however. It was decided to send for Robert Ross, chief clerk of the election bureau of the Borough of Richmond. Ross was obliged to walk several miles from Iiis homo to the bank, and in his pres? ence the vault, was opened and the' new labels were affixed. Richard's Hot Comment. Eugene L. Richards, Jr., of Mayor McClellan's counsel issued a statement late today in which with reference to the seizure of the ballot boxes It is declared that the action "adds a chapter to a work which could be properly entitled "How to Practice Law with Mask and,Jimmy." The statement Continues: "The news of the night mid on the ballot boxes In the Staten Island Savings Bank only confirms our Judgment of Hte methods nnd purposes of Attorney General Jackson. , "We are willing tf> work In daylight, but he has In the dark hours before day? light, without nothe to the board of elections, attempted to take from their present legal CUStoIly the ballot boxes of the last mayorallty election, turn? ed them over to (himself, that. Is to Shearn, his new deputy Attorney Gen? eral, that Is to Ili-hrst. Of course in the custody of ljearst they will be safe and invlolaW and of course, too |t would bo prejiumptive for Mayor McClsllan to i>otost ngninst such custody, or f-vcij to suggest that he should have hid notlco of a such proceedings." I 'N.KSDAY. fl AN 11AUV PRESIDENT'S SIDE Virginia Senator Makes an Able Speech on the Discharge of the Negro Troops. SAYS ROOSEVELT HAD THE RIGHT Believes That if the Troops Discharg? ed Had Been White and From Vor glnla There Would Have Been No Fuss at All?Speech is a sTrong Plea for Law. /Bv Associated ProBS.) WASHINGTON, l>. ('.. .Inn. R.? Ashl"> from a sp? < eh made by Sena? tor Daniel of Virginia In support of the president's action in the Brbwns vlllo affair, practically all or today was given over |jy tho Senate In an affdrt to bring about harmony be? tween opposing views concerning the nroposod investigation of the affray. What amounts to an agreement be? tween Senators Forakor and Lodge has boon attained by their friends, but inasmuch its II was decided not to nresont the compromise until all of tho Sonntors doslrlng to do so had made speeches anon I he subject of the dismissal of the Negro troops. It is not absolutely certain that the pres? ent plans will not be upset. Tho Compromise Is not greatly different from tho resolution ]? resented by Sen? ator Lodgo, which Senator Forakor bad intruded to offer as n substitute fpr his original resolution. It pro? vides for the Investigation by the Semite commit too on Military Af? fairs of the affray arid to this is to be added provisions that a sub com mil tee be sent to Browiiaylllo and that the exnonses of investigation be Pfttd out of th(< cnnlingenl fund of 'he Senate. Both sides agree to leave -out the constitutional miestions and they bad been l"iiored In the substi? tute offered by Senator l/odgo. Unless tho speeches yet to bo made creule sentiment On one side or the oilier |t Is believed the compromise will be effective. Senator Daniel of Virginia secured the floor. In the main, be Bll poor ted tho President say? ing: "From the beginning of history of tho country (here has never been a question of the power rf the l>i-..s. Idenl to drop from tho roll any priv? ate soldier. Tho people plight not to lie doootved by an" misunderstand Ing on this subject. Public sentiment should always stand by the Chief l->e outivo or command, v in chief of the army when he Is clear In his creel office and In this cm" I think he Is clear." Senator Daniel did not, how? ever, endorse the position of the President in forever debarring from entering the service the men dis? charged from tho army. "I think in that respect," he sab', "tho arrow from his bow went too rar" Mr. Daniel nnolylssed the arti? cles of war and army regain','on to sustain his conclusion that the power i to dismiss Is equal and conclusive In the President, tho Secrebiry of War. the commander "f n department and n court martial. This he said had been so for n hundred years; it must ne? cessarily bo so. I inn neither the lover, tho friend or the advocate of nutoora'lo power." ho sold." but no people In all this tide of time have over been able to make aggressive or defensive war without giving the greatest power Into hands of those who command It." President Not Shirking His Power. Referring to the army regulations, Mr. Daniel said 'they were made by the President," and. he continued, "whatever other criticism has been made upon the present President from the Republican side of this chnmber none have ever intimated that he Is engaged in seeking to cur? tail his own power. In fact, some hnve deliberately intimated that he wns seeking to extend it beyond the lines which they would prescribe as legitimate and proper." Justifying Democratic support for the position of the President Mr. Daniel said: "Nothing has ever pre? vented anybody coming from south of the Potomac from declaring his honest judgment as to the meaning ! of the constitution nor upholding the j power of the President and army on (all occasions where patriotism iK in? volved or whore clear understanding I produced conviction." Mr. Daniel dented that the race question was involved, "and," he ex? claimed, "may God forbid that tho people of the United States shall rnlse radical questions when It Is pos? sible for them to avoid thorn." Not Against the Negro. Ho proceeded: "I have no particle of prejudice against tho colored peo? ple. If I felt that they had been un? justly dealt with In thin case there Is not a man on this iloor more will? ing than I would he to defend them. But It is not the color of a soldier's a?kln which gives him any right, and *t.he colored men of the United States, even as we teach the white men, we teach them that obedianco to the law <>, 1<)07. whatever ihm law may bo l?> this flrsl duly of a soldier ami the man who IPs- hoys lhal power will he dealt w.Uh." Mr. Dnntol rovlowod the suggestion, "(hat. the people of Brownsville ?hol up their own town In order lo bring roproaeh on (he colored soldiers." "In all the Bolt thorn outrages l ever heard of," continued Mr. Daniel, "thin In tho first time thai the human mind has distorted Into suggestion that a Hi itthern town wan shooting tip It sell"." "ir this had been a white com? pany," Mr. Daniel said, "whether froin Connecticut or Vlrglnln wp would have hail no public meetings pit tho subject, no Bcrtnons would have been preached, no churches would have boon aroused and divert*j ed from their religious devotion." Mr. Daniel favored an Investigation, "del all the evidence you can." ho said, "hut do not impugn the Presi? dent and tin? military law..Po aus lain the President," ho said In conclu? sion. "Is not friendship for autocracy but simply friendship for govern inent, It Is respect for law." Senator Fornkor naked that, the Brownsville resolution go over until |i morrow and this Order was made. Corlelycu Kept Waiting. 1 WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 8.?The nomination of PoStihasler Gonerrfl Cortolyou to be Soorolnry of the Treasury was today pnssod over by the Bonn to Committee on Finance, at the request of Senator? Toller ami Daniel, holli Domocrals; also Hie nomination of Mr. Garfleld, present Chief (<f the Bureau of Corporal Ions, to he Secretary of the Interior. New Taiewcll Clerk Named. TAKE WELL, VA., Jan. 8.?Sam? uel M. Graham, or Graham, Va., was appointed clerk of the Circuit Court of Tttzowoll countv lo fill the vaenn cy cnuscd hy the death of Mr. T. 10. Georgo, of Tasowelt. The unoxplred term Is for five years. PoEtmastern for Virginia Townn, Washington, d. c, Jan. 8.?The ProBidonl today boi? the following nominations lo the Senate: Post mnstors; Virginia?Charles A. Mo Klnney, Capo Charles: Robert 1,. Peago, Wythovlllo; Annie K. Marlin, Waverly. 3HftHirPluSln~DEftD I The Long Expected End Came on Tuesday Evening. NO ANNOUNCEMENT TO SUBJECTS The News Was Conveyed Only to the Representatives of the Persian Pow? ers at Tchrran?Public Will be Told Today. LONDON, Jan. ?.?The Dally Mall correspondent at Tchrran In a tele? gram sont last night ut ?:30 o'clock says: The Shah died tills evening, though no public announcement of the fact iwlll be made until tomorrow (Wed jnesdny). "It was evident yesterday (Mon? day) that the end was rapidly ap? proaching ami at five o'clock this evening the heir apparent ami the ministers were summoned. The wom? en of the palace also began prepara? tions for mourning. "Soon after sunset I lie doors of the harem wore cl03ed. This was the Blgn that all was over. "Tho news of the Shnh's death reached the foreign ministers late thin evening, but the public Is Hi ill una? ware of his majesty's end. The streets are deserted and the city Is In dark? ness." The death of the Shah removes a picturesque ruler who was well known (o Western Europe owing to his fre? quent visits, particularly to France, where he enjoyed the pleasures of Paris life. During the visit, tho Shah and his suite made a dazzling appearance on' the boulevards and In the music hulls of Paris. They were treated as na? tional "nests and given n truly royal welcome, while popular entertainment wiiK marked, to the Shah's good na? ture and lavish charity. The Slink's death Comes at a lime when European govornlienfs are en? gaged in a struggle to strengthen their position in Persia. This struggle Is due to the geographic pososslpns in India and Russia's southern posses? sions stretching toward the Persist government. The late Shah was strongly pro Russian and as n result Russian Influence has boon predomi? nant at Toherrari. The Japanese war however, ho weakened Russia that her bold on Persia somcwhnt relaxed. British policy thereupon nought to Join interest with Russin instead an? tagonizing her. As a result an Eng? lish-Russian undertaking has been ne? gotiated. By this agreement Great. Britain and Russia will unite in a joint policy whereby each safeguards Its interests. At the same rime Ger? many has boon extending her influ? ence it) Persia. German physicians attended the Shah during his lust Ill? ness, and the establishment of n Ger? man hank gives the first competition to Persian und British banks. THB WEATHER. Rnln nnd colder Wednesday; Thursday fair, ' colder; fresh to hiir.it west to north* wcot winds. ?1 ? -w PRICE TWO CENTS NO FORT AT mW OF CHESAPEAKE BAY House of Representatives' Com? mittee on Appropriations Kills the Project. ?0 MONEY WHATEVER FOR PLAN Congressman Hull Says That the Ar? tillery Arm of tho Service Should Recelvo a dig Appropriation or None at All?Wants $2,500,000 Moro Than Last Year. (Rv Associated Prens.) WASHINGTON, D. C.; .Inn. S?Tho House todav began tho consldoratlon of tho military appropriation bill. Chairman Hull began the debute by a comprehensive statement of tho contents of the army budgets which carries $2,500,000 more than tho one last year. Upon tho subject of cost or fortifications, Mr. Hull stated that, there already had been expended about $73,000,000 and he said It was proponed lo continue the expenditure iiinlll about $135,000,000 shall have been expended. Ho said tho army as It stands today In Its artillery branch Was not sufficient to glvo one ahlft to the guns already em placed, the pay (>r the artillery not being sufficient 'to onnhle tho government to secure enlistments in that branch of the Rur* Vl''e. "Tltjs congroHB," Mr. Hull said, "should either Increase the artillery arm er the service ami Increase tho nav or the men v It should refrain I from appropriating ono dollar tor coast, defense.!' Tho house committee on Appropria? tions riuished its consldoratlon of the fortifications today and decided to re l? rt a lilll carrying an appropriation of $1,111,000. This sum Is nearly $77. 000,000 loss tbnn the estimate submit? ted by the War Department. The plan of the board to build.r.^? I fort at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay frr defense was plnlnlv the most Im oortant step taken. The project, was first referred to a sub commit too which roccfmmondod that an appropria? tion ho made for a survey and tho so curing of full Informal Ion. But tho full commit too ellmlnntod tho propo? sition entirely from the hill. AMERICANS WILL SEE THE BIG DREADNOUGHT Huge Enolish Dnttlcablp Will be In the Wrct Indies During the Winter. fRv Associated Pr^mO LONDON. Jan. 8.?Tho British bat? tleship Dreadnought is about to make a cruise across the Atlantic, which will take her to West Indian waters at about the lime Hear Admiral Kvans' souudrnn will hs In the same vicinity, thus nffordlng tho American officers the possible opportunity to seo ihn intest marvel In naval achieve? ment. Thcpurposn of tho cruise Is to tost the seaworthiness of the battle ship during tho worst of the Atlantic season nnd also to tost her hut torlos linder adverse sea conditions. Fleet at Guantanmo. WASHINGTON, I). C. Jan. S ?A cablegram reached the Navy Do)vart mont today from Rear Admiral ICvnns announcing the arrival at Guantanmo last night of the Atlantic fleet of eight battleships and five torpedo bent destroyers. They are about to begin their annual winter practice and will bo joined early In February by the new battleships Connecticut nnd Louisiana. CROWDS BARRED FROM GOOD MURDER TRI AI Such a Great Throng In the Luray . Court House That the Doors Had to be Closed. LURAY, VA., Jan. 8.?After reach ing almost the end of the State's to tlmony In tho Charles Good murde trial, court adjourned last, night, when about twenty witnesses bad boon examined for the Stnte. Four more wont on tho stand today. The defense will Introduce about, forty witnesses. Tho burden or this evi? dence will be to show Good's charac? ter. The testimony yhlch has so far at? tracted tho most attention, was that of Jesso Stroop-, the nine year-old brother of MIsn Fannie Stroon, tho? rn ordered girl, who was tho only eye, witness of the crime. Ho made a strong witness for the Stnte, reciting In detail the events before and after tho shooting. Tho crowd this morning was so Inrpo, and 'n nnxiotv to ontc'? every word of testimony became hard for tho court, officials to manage, which compelled Judge Haas to hnvo the doors of tho court-houso locke all day long.