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VOL. XII. NO. 201
BARR STRIPTfESoT^
LAST VESTIGE OF POWER
Commission General Kohlsaal De?
signated to Receive Distinguish
gulshed Guests and Have
Charge of Ceremonies
CAUSE, RIVALRY BETWEEN LADIES?
Story Circulated on Exposition
Grounds Says That Dispute as to
Social Precedence Between Wives
of Director General and President
Brought About all the Trouble?
Tucker Expected to Contest.
(Prom ? staff Correspondent.)
JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION, Aug.
24.?Director General .lames M. Harr
today at noon issued the following
notice:
"Anglist 24, 10i?7.
"Effective at once?Mr. Charles \V.
Kohlsaht, commissioner general of
the Jamestown Exposition, will repre?
sent mo in and have Immediate
charge of the entertainment of dis?
tinguished visitors, upon the grounds
of the Exposition, and all of the so?
cial and diplomatic relations there?
with.
(Signed) "J. M. DAttR.
j. ' "Director General."
Effect of Order.
Thus, in half n dozen lines, the
present head of the Tercentennial de?
prives President Harry St, George
Tucker of practically the only du?
ties and perogdtlves' he has been al
1 lowed to ex<T< ise since Mr. Harr be?
came connected with the Exposition.
Mr. Barr Is all powerful, anil long
since he made it apparent that the
members of the hoard of governors,
who wore deprived of all real au?
thority nailer the reorganization were
not necessities, even 111 the "advisory
capacity" mentioned in the recent
amendment to the by-laws. Now
President Tucker is deprived of his
position in the Exposition social
world, and the work of superseding
the old management of the fair is
complete.
Rivalry Between Ladies.
No official statement as to the rca
son for the issuing of the above order
can bo secured. Acordlng to a story
circulated on the grounds today,
however, the director general's ac?
tion Is a direct result of trouble
which has been brewing for some
time between Mrs. Darr and Mrs.
Tucker, over the mattor of social pro
COdence. This story is said to have
come from nn official who is in a
position to know whereof ho speaks.
According to the report, Mrs. narr
claims to have been deliberately
snubbed by the wife of the president
at some social function several nights
ago, ami it Is said that she caused
the step to he taken which settles
very conclusively which of the ladles
occupies the ranking position.
President Tucker w;is seen at his
office this afternoon by the Daily
Press representative, but he declined
to make a statement in regard to
the matter, when Informed that the
director general [tad confirmed be
report that the above order had I ?pen
issued, he simply shook bis bead and
said (bar he had nothing to say.
Everybody on the grounds Is talk?
ing nhnut the afrnir and develop1
Incuts are expected.
Mr. Tucker May Fight.
President Tucker's friends tonight
say that the president's powers and
duties as director of ceremonies were
conferred upon him by tho board of
directors, and that the director gen?
eral lias exceeded his authority. It
Is said that Mr. Tucker will make
a formal protest to the directors, and
contest the enforcement of the order.
THREE HURT IS ACCIDENT '
AT NORFOLK NAVY YARD
Cranke Blew Out While Air Compres
ser Was Belnr, Tested By
Officials)
(lty Associated Press.1
NORFOLK, VA.. Aug. 24.?Willie
ordinance department officials were
testing an air compressor used \\t ex
polling torpedoes, at the Norfolk navy
yard today, four out of night cranks
In tho oxpeller blew out with terrific
force. Injuring three men and doing
considerable damage to the building.
Many who were standing around had
narrow escapes.
A heavy sheet of armor plate,
placed for the protection of those
around In case of accident was
blown 100 feet away and one of the,
larger cranks went straight up. tak?
ing off tho eaves of tho power plant I
:mii breaking 65 windows In t !??? t?lld
Ins.
Those injured nro Allen Webb, bad
jy cul about Ulli fool and Ions; II.
S. Martin inn) 10. I.. Shcppcrcd, buth
Injured .about iho foci and logs.
FOUR klLLED IN WRECK
IN INDIAN TERRITORY
Train Dispatcher Failed to Issue
Proper Order and Two Trains
Bang Into Ecach Other.
(Dy Associated PresH.)
SAPUL.PA, I. T. Aim. 21?Kotir
persons were killed and 30 Injured
this nftcrnooii wliori a westbound St.
Louis k- San Francisco passenger
train and an onsthound iinsHengor
train, both loaded heavily with ex?
cursionists, collided near Sapulpa.
The wreck Is said to have been lino
(o the failure <>f the dlBpatcbor at
Snliipn t<> Issue an order to the cast
bound train to take tin' siding at Red
fork. Both locomotives and baggage
cars were telescoped. The wreckage
caught fire and burned, l.'.it no boil lea
cremcatcd.
MANY KILLED AND HURT IN
POWDER WORKS EXPLOSION
Tiiree Tons of Nitro-Glycerine Explod?
ed in Dupont Mixing House at
Sobrantc.
(Ity Associated Press.)
SAN FRANCISCO, ('Ah., Auk. 21 ?
TITOro were three explosions at the
DuponI do Mcmouros powder works
at Sobrantc, mi the hay shore it>
mile north pt Berkley today. Two
pontons are Known to be dead and
many are believed to have been In?
jured. The whole works are in Dailies.
The dead: Richard Thompson,
William Doane. These two men were
working In the mixing liou.se when
three tons of nitroglycerine exploded
destroying the wash house, the nitro
glycerine mixing house and the uclil
separating house and a large acid
tank.
PRINCE W.ILHELM AT NEWPORT
Program for Royal Visitor's Sunday
at Resort.
(By Associated Press.)
NEWPORT, R. I.. Aug. 21.?Tomor
row morning Prince Wilhelm will no
to the Sweulsh Methodist church and
alter fiie service will meet the .Swed?
ish ptsbplo informally. At 1:35 ho
will he thi.. guo3| at luncheon of Mrs.
Stuyvcsnnt Pish. At r> o'clock the,
prince will go on hoard the steam
yacht Saghaya as tin- nuest of Sen?
ator Aldrlch, whose guest ho will bo
at dinner at the senator's summer
home at Warwick Neck.
II" will go to the country club in
Providence to pass the inVlit. .Mon?
day morning the prince will leave for
Wincester by special train.
STRIKERS TO MEET SMALL.
Telegraphers Appoint Committee to
Greet President.
(Py Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. Au?. 24.?AI a meet?
ing of the striking telegraphers this
afternoon a committee of fifty men
and women operators was appointed
to meet President Small on bis ar?
rival at the Grund Central station to?
morrow.
The strikers Issued today the Tirst
copies of the magazine which they
nro publishing to obtain funds for
the union treasury.
Amzi Smith Dead
tny Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, I). C., Auk. 21.?
Amzi Smith, for forty three years
connected with Ihn document room of
the United States Senate and for many
years in charge of thai Important
branch of the Seiiale, died hero to?
night of typhoid fever in the tilth
year of bis age.
Still Doing Business.
(Ity Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, I). C, Aug. 21.
Tbc five stock brockerngo offices
whose proprietors wen. arrested yes?
terday under the anti-gambling law
did business today until the close of
the market. The members of the
firms arrested furnished bond for
I their appearance when wanted.
Georgia Supreme Court Judge.
(My Associated Press.)"
ATLANTA, OA.. Aug. 24.?Gover?
nor Holte Smith today nppoltltOU
Jtidgd Horace II. Holloa to the i
proine bench of Georgia, to succeed
Justice Andrew .1. Cobb, whose resign
nation will become effective on Oc?
tober 12th.
Father and Son Drowned.
(Ity Associated Press.)
I ELK TON, MI)., Aug. 24.?Frank
Churchill of Gcrmantown, Pa., ami Iiis
11-year old sou, Norman, were drowned
today in Pack Creek, Chesapeake City,
while crabbing. The boy fell over?
board and his father Jumped In after
mill. Neither could swim. Mrs.
Clfurchlll ami another son witnessed
the drowning.
NEWPORT NY
L
GUESSES AT FIGURES
Vice-president Spencer Not a
Good Witness (or Road Upon
Cross Examination.
SPEAKER JUSTICE TANGLES M
Brings Out Estimate That It Costs
if)-)^? to Operate a Train From
Goldsboro to Greensboro Instead of
$1.03 Per Mile?Witness Indignant
at Conclusion of Hearing.
Oiy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 21.
With some slight assistance In Ilia
form of guesses by vice President n
Spencor of the Soul bom Hallway,
uaker Justice, of tin- Nor lb Carp
Hun legislature, lodny computed that
it costs only $54.31 to operate a pas
?ngor train of two coaches and a
baggage car on the North Carol I nil
railroad from Goldsboro to OrcchB
boro, a distance of 134 mill's. My tho
name method of doductlon the Hpcnk
pr calculated that the revenue from
this train would amount to $300 ami
that tie- difference would be th?
profit to the railroad. Ho look the
position that in This manm-r the cost!
of operation and the revenues of the
Soiltliorn Hallway system could bo
'omputeil to refute tie- testimony'
flvoil yesterday by Mr. Spencer that i
t cost an average of $1.03 per train
mile to operate a passenger In the
state and that the revenues from
[the train would average $1.26 per
train mile Including mail nod ex?
press. Thin was the feature today of
tue Hearing in the North Carolina
tale case before Special Master Wal?
ter A. Montgomery, appointed by
United Stales Circuit Judge l'liteh
jnrd to take evidence.
Speaker Justice's Calculations
Mr. Justice begah his inquiry by
asking thy cost of labor, supplies on
the train aild all such expenses that
could be approximated, but there
r(> So many expenses involved on
which the witness had no knowledge
that the Speaker Incorporated in the
list a number of personal guesses.
a4 the conclusion Mr. Spencer char?
acterized the deduction as "the wild
?t speeulation.'' When the most of
operating had been estimated Mr.
Justice calculated that such a train
would carry an average of 100 passen?
gers, half of which would lie first
lass and h ill second class, and that
I these would pay an average fare of
$3.!)0 under tin- old rate of a total of
I$390 for the tri|i.
Mr. Justice asked the witness if
Ihe did know that it had been shown
I that tile Southern makes more than
200 in r cent on Its passenger bust
IIICSS.
Mr. SJiencor replied that the result
Iwa.s "merely a numerical calculation
assumed Mguros."
I Can't Accurately Sub-Divide Expenses
the afternoon session Mr. Spen
r was questioned at length concern
g bis opinion of comparative rates
in Norm Carolina. Mr. Thoiu. general
counsel for the Southern, then ob
tnlnotr a statement from the witness
to the effect that while It Is posslhlo
to compute (lie average cost p< r mile
of operating all passenger trains. It
is impossible to accurately sub-divide
expenses so as to fix the cost per
I mire of operating a particular train
of a particular day. Tlio Hearing was
I then adjourned until Monday. ,
Fatal Fire in Hospital.
(By Associated Press.)
MIDDIjBTOWN, N. Y.. Aug. 24.?
Piro, originated from a sterilizing ap?
paratus, broke out in the Thrall hos?
pital here tonight. Arthur Thorn ly,
an orderly in the hospital, was
badly burned that he will dlo.
A dozon women nurses did heroic
work In fighting (he lite and rescu?
ing ITie twenty-six patients who were
in the building.
Taft Advises Oklahoma People.
(By Associated Pressi.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKI.A.. Aug.
124.?Secretary of War William H.
~?ft tonight in convention ball nil
vlseil (0,000 auditors and all citizens
of Oklahoma and Indian Territory,
to reject the constitution recently
adopted by the convention at Guthrie
for the proposed new stale of Okla?
homa. Tie declared that the next ses?
sion of Congress would pass a new
enabling net.
Shot and Killed Burglar.
(By Associated Tfesi".)
NORFOLK, VA.. Aug. 24.?A. L.
Stevens, a farmer living at Old Town
Crossing, between Norfolk and Ocean
View, early this morning, shot anil
behind a door, Stevens shot, the bur?
glar, who lived sufficientIv long lo
give his name as Alex Smith. Hiding
bemud a door. Stevens shot the bur?
glar throe times as be came up stairs.
Can No>? Build Norfolk Y. M. C. A.
(By Associated Press.)
NORFOLK, VA.. Aug. 24.?The
contract entered Into by B. Tatterson,
for the John D. Rockefeller S^O.OOO
:WS. VA? SUNDAY,
naval Y. M. C. A. building ITvro bo
roro Tnltersou became bankrupt, has
boon vacated by order oi tho referee
in bankruptcy and Ahe naval V. M. C.
A. authorities at Now York, nro now
free to enter into juiotlior contract.
Elcven-YearOld Boy Kill- Himself.
KAIRMONT, W. VA , Aue -' I
Charles, tbe 11-year-old sou i>I Cojj
stable M. M. l-awKon, cointnltU'il sul
< ide at Iii? IioUio at Wlllfluld today
b) shooting biniHolf. The boy bado
nis mothci Kood bye und walked way,
hut notblng was IMotighl ol II. No
CIIUSu tor the suicide la known.
Fourteen Locomotives Burned.
(My Associated Press.)
ROCHESTER. N. Y.. Aim. 24.?Klre
'?Iii. Ii1 destroyed Ihr round llotlBO ol
the liuffnlo, Rochester & Plltshurg
Itallroad, together with fourteen en?
gines, thirteen of which wero freight
engines. The loss is 11 ,11.000. The
Hie was caused by tin- explosion ol
a crude oil machine.
'Frisco Union Man Honored.
(Hy Associated Prosa )
SAN I'UANCISCO, CAU, Aug. 24.?
Preside})) Uoorgg w. Duffy, of the
Hoard of Public Wolks. today ten?
dered his resignation 10 Mayor Tay?
lor. MItcholl o:asey, president of the
locnl Tt auisters'?Union, waa appoint?
ed a Duffy's RUcoessor.
Noel Gets Majority.
(Ity A'Bsocluled Prosa.)
M KM I'll IS. TKNN.. Aug. 24.?AH
vie.-; to thi.. News Scimitar from Mis?
sissippi, points say thai practically'
complete returns from Thursday's
election glvd Noel a slight majority
over Prower for tho Democratic gu?
bernatorial nomination.
Tornado In Wisconsin.
(Hy Associated Press.)
Kuclalro, WIs.; Aug, 24.?A tornado
last niKbt in tho southwesl pan <>f
Kauclairc county killed two persona.
Injured several fathers and damaged
$."10,111111 worth of property The dead:
Thomas Hague, a boy; Mary Clem
sou.
Mrs. YerkesMizner Free Again
(Hy Associated Picas'.)
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.?Justice Qny,
of the Supreme Court, today signed a
ffiTilT decree of dt-. co In the suit
brought by Mrs. Mary AiTclulnV Vi r
kes Mlznor. for an nbsoTute divorce
from Wilson Mlzner. Ity the decree
Mrs. M'lzner i> permitted to resume
the naine of Yerkos and sbo may
marry again.
Fighting Strike Breakers. x
(lly Associated Press.)
NP.W YORK, Aug. 24.?Numerous
clashes between Milking drivers of
meat wagons mid Hie strike breakers
who have taken (heir places occurred
today and tonight and two or three
non-union men wore badly beaten.
Monday's Exposition
Program.
Convention Meeting
American Osteopathie Associa?
tion.
Special Features of the Day.
S a. in.?Drill by D. Battery
Third Artillery.
I II a. m. to 12 111.?Concert, Ex
position Hand, States Kxhlbtt
Htilldlng.
l p. ni.?Violin and Piano Recital
Mr. Karl .1. Pfoilts and Edwin M.
Sbonort, Auditorium.
4:30 p. in.? Wlthlngton Zouaves,
1 War Path.
I p. 111.?Organ Recital, T. W.
Musgrove, Auditoi lumj
? p. m.? Dies?; Parade. Twenty
third U. S. Cavalry.
9:30 p. m.:?Wlthlngton Zouaves,
War Path,
S p. in. -Pireworks.
Stated Program Every Day.
7:30 a. 111.?Gates open.
0:30 a. in. Concert, Exposition
Hand. Main.. Hate.
10 a. in.?And hourly thereafter
Exhibition <>( weather bureau,
Kan '.'quake recorder, Government
Building A.
10:30 to 11:30 a. m.?Concert,
Phlnney's Culled States Hand,
Raleigh Square.
II a. 111.?Preparation of largo
weather map from reports from
all sections of tho country, Gov?
ernment Building A.
11 a. 111. to I 11. 111.?Session of
Children's School Karin.
11:30 a. in. to I2:.*.0 p. m.?Mexi?
can National Hand Concert, Ra?
leigh Court.
1 p. in.?Biographic and Stero
optlcon Exhibition, Serfies on In?
dian Reservation with lecture. In?
terior Department, Government
Building A.
2 p. m.?Biographic exhibition
and lecture, scenes in Yoscmito
Valley. Government Building A.
2:30 p. m.?United Static Lifo
Saving Service Drill at station
3 p. 111.?Illustrated lecture "Re?
claiming ihc Desert1' by Mr. C. J.
Blnjnchnrd, K. s. lt. S. Interior
Department, Government Building
A.
4 p. 111.?Illustrated lecture "Yel?
lowstone National Park,'1 by Mr.
K. c culver, Interior Department,
Government Building A.
6:30 to C:30 p. m.?Mexican Na?
tional Band Concert, Reviewing
Stand.
ti to 7 p. m.?Concert, Exposi?
tion Rand, Raleigh Square.
7 to 0 p. m.?Combined Bands.
Reviewing Stand.
MK!St)ST 25, 1907.
FEDERAL PLACES FOR
PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH
Civil Service Commissioner IM!
henny Talks o( of His Recent
Trip Through (lie South.
rRUE SITUATION NOT UNDERSTOOD
The One Democratic Member of the
Board Wants Southern Democrat'!
to Know That They Have as Much
Chance as Anybody Else After They
Have Passed the Examination.
WASHINGTON, l>. C, Aug. 24.?
civil Service Commissioner McRI
henny today tallied of bin recent trip
through the South where he went foi
the puYpOHo of Interesting the people
III Hie service.
"There are throughout the South."
he said, "many men of high literary
attaiumcnts.of learning ami ability,
! the type of the college professor, in
whom I he fierce Rt niggles of com
morcial life are repugnant, Men of
this class would be most valuable to
the government In many capacities
and government employment would
be congenial to them. The benefit
I would he mutual. There tire young
men also of this simie typo who would
come to Washington and serve the
\ government while studying In pro?
fessional schools.
"Among the greater part of the
Southerners the impression prevails
that the civil service- Is not for them,
that they can havq nil port in the cleri?
cal administrative work of the mi?
llion. It Is not In the lenst difficult
1 to understand why Ibis Impression
! persists. This belief was once a fnct
ntiil not so long ago. It Is n con
I vlctlon based upon yearn of oxper
I loncn, wiring which it was evident tn
everybody that a Southerner was the
last man who could hope to gel a
Federal position. Politics not only
entered this question, bat permeated
It. There were Southerners, of a
. soil, who held office under the gov?
ernment but these wore not of the
class I have boon trying to Interest
III lie service. And It was largely
because persons of a character of
which little need he said - though
much could be said?suo<.led In
obtaining ami holding office that
desirable citizens came to the coll
'elusion that alt nvoillies wore olosed
.'against merit and respectability."
Southerners Held Aloof.
Mr. Mcilhcnny said the Southerners
.of the high class which ho wishes
to influence hold aloof from such
I things as civil service examinations,
feeling that civil service examina?
tions, and that civil service reform
wore a farce. He added: '"It was
my endeavor to impress upon the peo?
ple that the condition which they bail
com,, to regard as unchangeable bad
changed forever; that no longer were
they without the pale of the govern?
ment; but that they wore par of It;
that the attitude of President ftooso
velt bad put the civil service upon
a piano wheio performance equalled
promise, and that this state of affairs
bad become so firmly fixed during
bis administration that the country
would never allow another president
to go hack to the abuse of the spoils
system.
"tfncler (lie civil service rules each
of the Southern states Is entitled to
its quota of government servants ami
the people of the South must be con?
vinced that those positions belong to
them. Such positions must of course
not come forward to lake them others
must he chosen."
LAUNCHED FULLY RIGGED
FOR LONG TRIP AT SEA
Big Five Mastco', Single Decked
Schooner Goos Into the Water
Already for Business.
MYSTIC, CONN.. Aug. 24.?-The five
masted schooner Elvira Hall, built
for the (Ulbert Transportation Com?
pany, in a local shipyard, was launch?
ed fully rigged, already for sea on
today's flood tide. The schooner is
one of tile largest single dock, ami
the only five masted single deck
schooner, over built in this country.
It Is 24C fool long, -to foot wldi- am!
16 1-2 loot in depth, and has a gross
tonnage of 1,100. The vessel will ho
exclusively use.I in the Southern
l'ini! Lumber trade,
THINKS TAFT IS FOR ROOSEVELT
Former Senator Allen Predicts Sec?
retary Will Step Aside Later.
OMAHA, NBB., Aug. 24?William V
Allcn, ex United Slates Senator from
Nebraska, in an interview said:
'It seems likely to me that .Secre?
tary Taft is working foi- TtcKisevolt.
and that at the proper time lie will
aside for him. I think it very likely
that President Roosevelt will be re
I nominale.I. I Riippuso Mr, Brynil will
!?? roiiomitintcd b> u?.' Democrats.
"Wlml ilu I Hunk will ho llio if
suit ?>r ilio election? Well, ? Mr.
Itoosovoli slioniii ht) ronomlnntod ho
will probably ho elected: Indeed, I
ihlnk H safe to nay that lio will bu
(elected if in- Is not ronoiiilmibed,
ami Mr. Itryn.it should bo tho nominee
or tho Democratic pnriy, the result
would, of coutho \>v much' moro doubt
nil.
"Socrofiiry Tuf? is a strong man,
and would have not a little strength
as a candidate, though not so much
us President Itoosovoll himself, ro?
ller certain conditions, Mr. Itryail
nilgbl dofonl He big Socrotary; un?
der other conditions he might not. The
only snfo itrodletlou In make Is that
President ItiMisuveli win he elected
It he is nominated, ami I ...hall not
he at all surprised to see him made
tin. nominee of his party again."
LUTHERN SYN0d1\GAINST
HOLDING SUND/tt FUNERALS
Church Body in Session at Winches?
ter Adopts important Resolution
on the Subject.
WINCHESTER, VA, Aug. 24.?The
third day's session of the Virginia
Synod of the K\angelical Lutlierilll
church, now in progress at Stephens
CTty, was largely given over to the
disposition of reports und the boIcc
lion of tin- noxl phu.f meeting.
Richmond boing chosen, and August
2D, 1008, the date.
Itev. W. II. i!r. ever, of tho l.ulh
vnw Church Visitor, Columbia, s.
c. presented the needs of tho Church
Publication Hoard. Itov. Hi. Itohert C.
Holland, chairman of lllvj Gonornl
Synod ol the South, also nddressod
lifo Synod. The work of ihe Orphans'
Home, at Salem, Va., was outlined
hy ll.v. Mr. Crabtrcc. Among Hie1
iresolutions adopted was the following'
hy iinaninioiis vole: I
"We rccomiuniided that pastors ills '
courage as far as possible Sunday!
funerals, ami ihat ordinarily funerals
shall not he allowed lo take the place1
of rcfiulnr cburclii services ?m th??.
Lord's Hay; and, further, pastors arei
rUTpiosleTI to present to their emigre
gallons from the pulpit tbis roBolu*
tlO|| of the Synod."
A committee, consisting of .Presi?
dent I,, u Smith of Strasburg, VIock
President George S. Mowers, of Win?
chester, and Hev. W. II. Riser, or
Roanokn, were appointed to consider
the advisability of establishing a
church at Portsmouth, Vft.
The work ?>f thVs publishing com?
mittee was taken up hv Uev. W. II.:
0 me vor of Columbia, s. c.
Tonight Rov. Lewis S. (i. Miller,
of Winchester, was ordained v idi Im
pfessTvo ceremonies, ilov Dri H. K.
Jacobs, of Philadelphia; Uev- Dr.1
Lewis O. M. Miller, of C harleston, SJ
0.; Rev. Dr. P. O. Keister. of Roan-'
oke. Va., ami Rev. C. A. Freed, of Co?
lumbia. S. C. are sitting with tho
synod as advisory members.
SAYS WIFE IS POKER QUEEN.
Chicago Broker, Asking Divorce, Ex?
poses Society Women Gamblers.
CHICAGO, Aug. 24?Branding bis
wife, Mrs. Ina Ward Jay cox. as tho
linker queen of Chicago, Elborl K
Jnycox, a prominent La Salle street In?
surance broker, exposed the prac?
tices of a North Side social set, and
declared Ids helpmate Mid turned his
homo Into a gambling hell. The ex?
pose la contained in tin. answer to
Mrs. Jaycox's bill for divorce.
Averring that Mrs. Jay cox realizes
from $2S to S:t"i a week from the
'kitty" and on poker privileges, which
she rent out, he says: "It Is her wish
tMit I and 'the children shall leave
tTie house that she may uninterrupted?
ly proceed with her poker parties, thus
realilsng for bersolf the proceeds or a
game noj countenanced by law."
The set In which Mrs. Jay cox moves
is said to he poker mad. The bill as?
serts that tin. women have gradually
succumbed to the fascinations of the
game unlil they an- now professional
gamblers. About these poker gather
lugs the folks in the fashionable set
had much to say to-day. Strange tales
word told of scenes in whHch fair wo?
men climbed upon their cTTnlrs nnd
shouted exultantly over their win?
nings, while si III others left certain
residences weeping. It was Bald Unit
the poker env/o has run rife '<"'
mouths.
COUPLE WEDS FOURTH TIME.
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Not Frightened
by Three Divorces.
HUMBOLDT, NBR., Aug. 21?Mr.
and Mrs. Ellloli Perry, <>f SmithYleld,
v,.|i? were made husband ami wife
there today for the fourth Hm?'. They
were first married about twenty years
ago. Later I hev were divorced on ap?
plication filed by Mrs. Elliott, In
which she charged her husband with
desertion. Within a year Hin- wero
remarried, but soon another divorce
was applied for and granted the wire.
Marriage succeeded dlvorcs and ?11
jvoice marriage unlil todav the pair
were made husband ami wife for the
fourth time.
Ocean View Will Be Incorporated.
NORFOLK, VA., Aug. 24.?At a
meeting of the eosiinittoe of seven,
appointed at a 'rent conference of
the cottagers bud property owners
of Willoilgllby Heach and Ocean j
j View, to consider the sdvisaMllty of,
the Incorporation of the resorts Into1
I a town, held yesterday afternoon, it
wes decided that incorporation ho
recommended to a mass meeting to
I bo bold next Monday afternoon.
THE WEATHER
Fair Sunday and Monday, con?
tinued hlgli temperatures; Uuht
to frrr.h wrrt winds.
PRICE TWO CENTS
eWsEEilNuTR
IN ROOSEVELT POLICY
States, However, Can Be Rolled
Upon to Stand (or Tfielr Rights,
Says Commoner
SEEKS CENTRALIZATION OF POWER
Relieves It is Doubtful if the Repub?
lican Congressmen From the West
Dare Support the President's Policy
?Jcffcrsonlan Democrata Cannot
Porslbly Support President.
(hy Associated Press.) \ff"
LINCOLN, NEU., AUg. 24.?William
.1. Bryan, in commenting on President
Roosoyoll's last speech, Haid: "Tho
Prealdont has at Inst disclosed hlB
Bchomo for centralisation at which ho
ban hint,',i in furinor Bpcochoa, In
bit* Provlncntown, Maas., nddroan ho
propnsbs I Ho national Incorporation
of railroads and other corporations
engaged In Intorstnto conunorco.
Iloro Is tlm BOCrot; It Is out at last.
Tho slates are annoying tho corpora?
tions and the corporations demand
Fodoral protection from slate legis?
lation. The President thinks thai ac?
tion In most pressing as regards
those corporations which, because
they ore common carriers, exercise
n quasi public function..' The states
have beep enacting two cent, faro
lawn and laws reducing freight rate?
ami the railroad managers demand
that they shall be relieved from fur?
ther four of Htieh legislation. Tho
Presidents llamlltoulun Ideas malen
him itii easy victim, and ho yields
to the entreaties of the railroads,
j "If It was the public he sought to
protect, to- would recommend Federal
rcmedlos, which would not Ihtorforo
with state remedies hut it Is the rail?
roads not the public, that demands
the removal of the authority to Wash?
ington,
Democrats Will Oppose Ceotraliza
i tlon.
?The Democrats can he depended
upon to oppose with all their might
i this movement toward centralisation.
It any Democrat wavers, his consti?
tuents should look into his business
relations and see whether he is un?
der obligations to the railroads.
Hamilton Inn Republican, like tho
President, may honestly think that
j the farther the government Is removed
I from the people, (he better it will
I be; hut a Joffersonlan Democrat does
i not cheerish any such delusion. Even
; Hie Hamlltonlan Republican ought to
i hesitate to trust Congress with any
more power while Ute United States
Senators are elected by Legislatures.
"It Is fortunate that the people
have hud an object lesson so recently
i The Federal law stopped rebates ami
! passes bin the railroad make more
money than they did before. The
? states on the other band gave the neo
' pie a reduction In rates nud those
j who are r?.Ivlng the benefit of those
j reductions will be slow to surrender
? the advantage thus gained.
"II Is doubtful whether the Ropub
j liean Congressmen from the West win
j dare to support the President's pro?
position, Uli if an attempt is made
to put such a measure through Con?
gress the Democrats will stand a good
I chance of retiring every Western Re
' publican who voles for It."
CZAR FEARS BIG MUTINY.
(Urgent Inspection of Navy and Army
Is Ordered.
ODESSA, Aug. 21?An urgent In?
spection <>f the entire Russian navy
and the fortresses of Russia has just
boon Intrusted to a commission of
naval ami military experts, hcaitffJ by
Hen. Koladovsky, whto was hurriedly
recalled from his vacation,
i Though the government Is conceal?
ing the reason for this urgency t"no
opinion Is expressed flint the revolu
i llotflsts have been so successful in
icarrying on their propaganda among
I (ho sailors nn<| soldiers that the au?
thorities fear a general mutiny in the
I navy and army.
Georgia Central Dividend.
(Ry Associated Press.)
MACON, OA., Aug. 21.?Georgia
; Central Railroad has declared a
dividend of r. per cent, on $-1,000.000
first income bonds 3 per cent,
upon $7.000,000 second income lwnds
and failed to declare a dividend on
$1.1100.000 third Income bonds on the
ground that none was earned.
Iowa Apple Crop Almost Failure.
DFS MOINES. IOWA, Aug. 24.?C.
i L. Watrons, nurseryman and veteran
, fruit grower for forty years, says that
the apples in this part of the country
I this fall will be few and very poor.
I Lata frosts nipped tho blossoms to
such an extent that tho crop will
nearly bo a fuiluro. .

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