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only newepaper pwbllehed In Newport News that receive* the full news aervice of ine Asso? ciated Press, VOL. XV. NO. 1.3. C. & O. ENJOINED FROM CONTROL OF H. V. ROAD Court Holds tho Recent Elec? tion of Officers for Newly Acquked Property Illegal. WILL MAKE ATTEMPT TO HEAD OFF RECEIVERSHIP Attorneys for the Hocking Valley Will Apply to Federal Judge Slater To? day to Put Stop to Order of Tri? bunal?Chesapeake ft Ohio Issues Statement Regarding Matter from New Ycrk Offices. (By Associated rrcss.) col I'Mlil'S, OHIO. May 1C.?At? torneys for the Hocking Valley Rh'1 road Company, for which a receiver was appoint, u today, will apply to Federal Judge John E. Slater tomor? row for an i rder to head oft the receivership ordered t>> Judge E. H. Kinkead, of the Common Pleas Court. This was officially announced tonight. Judge Kinkead appointed John M. Sheets, formerly attorney general ot Ohio, and Henry .1 Booth, a Colum? bus attorney, as receivers for the Hocking Valley, under a bond of 1600,000. A few minutes later, he overruled a motion to have the case transferred to the federal court. Enjoins C. & O. The court enjoined the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company Irom vot? ing stock in the Hocking Valley re cert ly acquired and held illegal the last election I the Hocking Valley, at which the Chesapeake ft Ohio in? terests aserted the:r control by the election of C. ft O. men as officers and directors of the Hocking Valley. In the court's judgment the C. ft O. was within Its rights In buying Hocking; Valley stock as an in vest? ment", but not f r the purpose of con? ti oiling the company. The pro|K)sed retirement of $1V iMio.wm preferred Hocking Valley stock is enjoined by order of the court. It was announced by Judge Kin? kead, in a suit brought by three mi? tt rity stockholders, of Columbus: R. K Westfall. Fred H. Srhoedin<rer and Howard I). Mannington. Mr. Mannington is secretary of the Ohio Coal Operators' Association. C. & O. Issues Statement. NEW YORK. May 16?The Ch<sa eeasw ft Ohio Railroad Company, which owns a majority of the common stock of the Hocking Valley Railway Company, issued a statement here to? night, reviewing the proceedings wh:rh resulted in the receivership to? day and attacking the plaintiffs in the action. "The plaintiffs in this suit," says the statement, "'acquired a few shares of preferred stock in th- fall of Itftt, which holdings were made on the basis of a s' it against the direc? tors of iPfking Valley- ? * ? "It has been frequently charged In open court, and never denied, that the plaintiffs purchased their stock for the purpose f maintaining th s litigation The plaintiffs claimed that certain transactions were part of a combination between the I^ake Sh re ?nd the Chesapeake ft Ohio to re? strain com|>etifion between the To l?*do ft Ohio C- ntral. the Kanawha *r Mirhigan and the Hocking Valley and alleged that they would be injured thereby ? ? ? "We nee,| hardly say that the C. ft O and the ijtke Shore arc not en? gaged in any romhinati n in restraint of trade or otherwise." RED H* Iff TO INVADE THIS GUY Morreants Decorating Stores in Preparation for Visitors? Bic Parade Tomorrow. Newport News i* taking on its hoJf day atilre in preparation for the en tirtalnmcnf of the Crest Council. In dependent Order of R?-d Men. tomor r?w and I hiirpday Th* work of recorating the ?iorm ana other hnsi Beam Hare* along Washington ave nue began vrMerdav and will be > m r lodert today. Tee advance guard of the R~d Men wtfl arrive Iwre this afternoon and an Informal reception will be hHd at Ike Newport hotel tonight The eeaaaawa nf the rnevenikw* will te-etn t ? >ss it row morning at 10 a rkelt. the Bveetiag a? that hour being open o Mayor Maryus Jone? will welcome the visitors to the city ami there will be oilier speech making. Tomorrow night the big parade Of Itcil Men will be held. Norfolk and I'ortsinoiiih Red Mel will attend in large numbers, a sp< cial steamer ha\ iiig been chartered to bring them to this city. The Red Men of Hampton. York and Klizaheth City counties also will come here in karge gelben to take pan in Hie parade. Thursday will be given beer to the business s-.ssions of the convention and thai evening the gee eta will be taken on a trolley ride to Hampton and Old Point. RAINBOW AROUND SUN AITRACTS MUCH INIERFS1 Walter A. Post Says Halicy's Comet Has Nothing To Do With Phenomena. At noon yesterday an immense circle formed around the sun. at tract leg ihe attention of thousands ol people. The instant cinolusion that almost every one drew was ihat the circle Was in some way connected with Halley's cornel, many believing that it was caused by the now fain oils celestial visitor. However. Cen? tral Manager Walter A. Poet, of the shipyard, who is an astronomer, stat? ed Ihat the comet was in no way re sponsible for the ring around the sun. It was due. he said, to atmospchric conditions. When it first formed the ring was very dark in color. At that time the sky seemed perfectly clear. A short while afterwards, however, a few clouds formed near the ring and the circle became a rainbow of unusual beauty. A similar ring was tif be s? eg f.round the moon last night, but rings around the moon are of common oe (iirrance. while circles around the sun in a clear sky are very rare in? deed. Halley's comet is supposed to be plainly visible here tomorrow morning between 1 and 2 o'clock and which imie the astronomers Fay, the comet will be at its zenitn. balloISg IOishops Three Rulers Elected by Metdodist Conference. DECIDE ON FOURTH I0DAY Denny. Kilgo and Murrah Are Chosen . .by the Southern Body?Wo.-nen Are Still Hopefui of Winning Out in Fight for Laity Rights. (By ?aeeeKesee treas) ASHKVILLK. N\ C. May ll. ?The members of the f.? neral conference ? f the M< thodist Kpi.scopal Church, South, are delighted with the choice of men so far elected to the episco? pacy. It has been conceded since the opening of the conference that Doctors Collins D? nny and I. C. Kil? go w- i]Id be elected on the first bal? lot. I>r. Denny i? reived the largest majority ever voted on the first Icillot in the history of the Southern Metho? dist ch irch. The election of Rev. W. ? Murrah. D. D. I* U D . was never in doubt Dr. Collins Itenny is pr lessor at Vanderbilt Cniverslty, Nashville. Tenn ; Dr Kilgo is president of Trin? ity College. Durham. N. C . and Mr Murrah is president of MiMsaps Col? lege. Jackson. Miss, The debate on the question of the time limit In the |?astorato at times waxed warm. There were many siwcchcs for and sga nst the measure to remove the limit alt gether. Women Hopeful. The women at the general ronfer ence. who are interested in the wom? en's memorial, asking for laity rights, are greatly encouraged rofir. :t.;nt the movement Some are h oefnl that a ben the question of lain nehis is taken from the calendar ?nd ds cissed. the conferenre will grant the women their re?|::e?t (getters and teleirams from ail sections eontinii to arrive stating that men and worn' n are praying that the women a ill be victor! es. The re?nlt of the fonrth ballot for bt-.hops will not h? made known tn n iM The ballot h?? been divided Into three parts each teller grtting one part Bach teller s win I has b?en sealed and the figure* will not h< i aemMed until f morrow morning's ?ess ten. when ?h.- result will be made keown to tec conference In g*avor et Morrtpon. At a la.c hour today the committee on cptpenpacy derided to kr~p Rtsb p hbwr!e?n nm the ? nmmi'ter but will recommend to I he edlere of Mehepe that he be given light work. _newport? courts decision EXPECTlOAI once Argument in Annexation Case Will he Concluded This Afternoon. THIRTY-FOUR WITNESSFS EXAMINED YESTERDAY Various People Living in Territory Tell Judge They Den t Want to Come ln?o City ?County Officers Give Statistics ?Cash -r Lec Says Yard Has Normal Number of Men. (From a staff Correapoadeat.) HAMPTON. \'.\ . May If, ktmt mi nt In the annexation ease will he Kin in the Circuit Court this morn ItiS at Id o'clock, and will be con eluded at 2 o'clock, the Juduc and COSUtael having aereed to have no midday recess. Elizabeth City coun? ty, as party defendant r< stew its case tonight, and between!' and 1" o'clock tomorrow Morning evidente m re initial will i.e offered by the petition era. It is prohao.e that the rebut IH^ 'estin'ony will he contined to state? ments concerning the condition of the iinpavcd streets in the city of Newport News. O. I>. Batch* lor, counsel for the petitioners, will open the argument. He will be followed by Cotnuiou wealth's Attorney K. K. Montague, of Elizabeth City, and S. Cordon Cum ming. who is assisting .Indue Mon? tague, will close for the county. City Attorney J. A. Massie. representing the city of Newport News in its petition for that part of the territory proposed to he annexed between Salt er's creek and the present limits of the city, and the section known as Peanville. will follow- Mr. Cumming. and then Mr. Batchelor will clou- for the petitioners. The county will have two hours and the city and the petitioners two hours for argument. It is believed that Judge S?ott wil deliver his decision immediately apod the conclusion of the argument. Long. Tiresome Day. Today was a lone, tiresome day in court, thirty-four witneses being ex :>mined during the morning and af'er noon. Every now and then something happened to enliven the proceedings, but on the whole they were rather tnontouous. A number of |>eople in tne territory proposed 10 be annexed testified that they opposed going into the city, two of the number being men who had signed the petition and who said that they 4M so ?<> please their !;? igkweTa. The county officers testified as to the ability of the county to maintain the territory and give i; such proctecfion as it needs. In all. about ninety witnesses have been examined in the snwe, and UM toiord will be an extraordinarily long one. It is .-xpegted IkM UM case wi.l go to the Court of ApiK.-als. no matter what the decision of Judge Scott mav be. Conditions in City. A. It. Edmunds, MgVwfwt ?.| War? wirk co:;nf>. was the first witness to day. He testified as to the number of I ts. building* and rented BOewM w ithin the limits the city of .New |K>rt News. On th? west s:de of the CN .-apeak* ,v Ohio tracks thi re are 4.21'k lots. 1.??:: houses and 111? nn rcnted Basaam On the east side ?>f the tracks there arc .. :t'is lot:-. 2.2 '? I houses in all and is.", \acant houses Iii Eighteenth strict there js no plat of lots, but 7" h awta\ of which K are vacant. Mr. Edmunds setured this information by canvassing the city and he brought with htm a Blp of the city. He further a-scrte?| fha? the niap made b; J. ffrrson Sin- lair was a correct one. Answcmg questions from Mr Mas sic. the witness s.-id that his instruc? tions were to count all hous?-s <n wh:rh "for rent" signs were tagged. II'- i'ouldn t say wheth* r n.ttir of the houses wot* partially < ?< -ipi.-d. Most of the pro|k?rty near the shipyard is buil' up in ?? rtejnor.t hou-< and I? k?nrs to the Hunting! n estate There are a number of vacant houses tj Twenty-third ?t;e*t. the city's "red light distric t, hut thi.? se? Una kas been rrratly r*n?>?af*d and improved In the same ?tr*e Mppa Washing? ton and Warw.ck avenues, are th* wholesale house* of th< : ;t> August Frowin. Angibt Frotnan. employ <d ii the shipyard i>? a copperssath. owns his h me a! th< torn. "i Poplar avenue and Third street, and ha? lived there nle\rn yesr? His children a:i*nd f>-orgr W'the wh<ol and ?h. to sh horhood :s inl-t and orderlv Th* witness ?aw no r>aern for annexa tloTt. did not ?*?? the necessity of nr* or police protretl 1 or the li*ed of a sew*r svstrm Two v?r> aco P* I? ?or*d annotation to I he rlrv. bit the improvement has be?T, so great that there is ao a?ce?sHy for such a thing _^? t =-?? Since that time the ae? school, r.ud end other iini?r vetaents have Im-cii secured. sai.1 the wltties- Ho admit tod that it might ?Ol hurt to have a tire plug 11.- thoaght lit,, insurance wou'e i>e ui>erea*ea b> annexation Kor the pa?t six yean the nelghhor hood has been quiet ami ordei ly The witness never heard ' anyth ug wrong" ol the Majestic hotel, lie pays taxes to the countv Cr rs examined by Mr ..atcloior the aha pea said he la ;i voter m the dtetrict, Sewers might proved bebe ?etat, hut the natural^ drainage is suffi. leal in that section Asked by Mr. Mas* ?? whether he woc|,t like to have the fire enghie cime to his section house III case of a l.la/.c. the erltneae said be thought the house would burn before the eagiae got there John Kratz V r six years. John Kt.it/. a shiii earpeator ?t the shipyard, ins resided in Maple avenue, near Thud street, 'and owns his property His children attend the OeOfgO Wythe schools and ho is satisflnl erlth that school He is opiKised to becoming a cltisen ol .\ev\|H?rt News. He .;std his section is quiet and orderly and there ;s no eeeeloo lor peMee and tire protec toethNti while the natural drainage is go ii enough lor sewer perpoeee. E. S. Bush. rOd wardS. Hush, who conducts a gro eery business in Hampton, slid he nas lived for two years on the Boulevard. The sei lion is very qrnt and Orderly and witness c uld see no reason for annexation He had seen the county I officers out there several times. His home is at the corner of Cypress avc I nue and the Boulevard. Tin re is no i apparent necessity for tire and police ! protection, the witness said He had 1 heard singing in the neighborhood, , but being a man wh likes music has I never found the singing objection? able. Witness could not ?,.,. any ad? vantage to be gained by the citizen:! in his section by becoming annexed to Newport News. In answer to Mr. Batchelor, the witness said he could not give the names of say Ol the singers. William Sims. William Sims resides in Pine ave? nue, is a pipe-fitter in the shipyard I and wns his property. HaH lived here for nineteen iears The witness saw no reason for jiolire and fire pro? tection He once lived :u Newport News at Huntington avenue and Kigh teenth street, and conditions at Sai? ler's creek were not as had as there. He occasionally saw county fflcers out in his section He once witnessed a shooting affair, when a drunken mau ?hot five titnes into a s'gn. T. R. Schlee. T. It. Schlee has lived in Klizaheth City covnty for 26 years and now con. ducts a grocery at Poplar avenue, fifty yerds fr m Third street. He owns his property. The neighbor? hood is quiet and peaceable. He said he is opposed to annexation Ix-cau-e it will increase his taxes and there is no necessity lor it. He pays |lo taxes. A. E. Black. A E. Bit ok. a painter. Mean in Blair aver.ue and is strenuously opposed to annexation He m i belonged to the Hampton Rea ls I'nion. but as th< or renizatlen get the things it started out after :t has passed out of exis? tence. The ehaeas said there is no ! need of police in bis section, as it is I quiet and orderly. He had hoard the J -inging, but tather enjoyed the music. I His s ii once belonged to the singing I club He pa d hi- poll taxes. May II Adolph Stutz. in the epeatee or Adolph stutz the I Setter's creek sorties* or rather Cy i press aven: c. where he resides, is Ilike "a chtir. h :n ? .>niparto th section in Mee/perl News," where the I witness refilled mm year- ago. He owns his home and pay taxc ? f $7 7i. He has (lie fighting arrangements of his own. ami ?'? ? - not see the n? ,.... sify of sewer.- and j?il:re .Never saw any one but a netrro servant ent? r the Majej-tic In t.! Mr. St itz aiid he was too deaf to hear a shot and Ihat when he went to ? Nd like the cht? k ens at s < I?.< k and slept until .", (he next morning nothing bothered him " He is satisfied ?:'ii conditions in his section and do*-..; not want to go to Xewpnr' N? ? - Qticsiionrt bv \fr. Rat ehe lor the witness said h- and bis neighbor with their wivra. !iad a big lime a* the MaJ'sti. ho?? I on the night ii was given its formal owning some years ago. A. C. Van Sant \ i' V.i ? > ? w ho i. t;,; i ?. a florist business la Twenty-sixth afreet, n. ar Saber's creek bride a gned the ante xatioe petltinti h? cause be though! It wosild help his neighbor*, .-illhough be Is opposed to ann?vaiH>|, POPSonally. He thought it wnsfhf hcHegt th.' aefghho.be- d ????? not h'tow-ir. t t?k la the we.icn -Tip from S.tTter - creek The ?.fness pavs fCte taxes to the county. o?n? glev ahows? . and '??'? a-d j ? ?!? n< e Th- pguaa might he of assistance, as well M Ore Itcbting (/ '?? >a. Aas wer me a qweattea from Mr I Itatrbel r. the witawaa said that h~ > asked not t be pel aa the stand as I "bis hwfias ss U <ncb that he do*-? asV jcere to make in e?em es. ? and M U .i h-ior said that peopt- who I*s - hi gla b-ei ? mastn I throw (Osatlevied Bl Thfrg page ) . MAY 17 r.UO. THIRTY-SIX NEGRO CONVICTS ROASTED Prisoner Applies Torch to Alabama Stockade to Gain Liberty. IN EFFORT TO ESCAPE MEN BURN TO DEAIH Shoit Whilr After Building it Set on Fire Nothing is Lift But Ashes and B.ikcd Bodies of Human Beings? Four Other Persons Are Badly In? jured. (Hy Aaeaesated Pirns ? CKNTKUVIM.K. Al,A . May IC.? I Thlrty-sli negro eoBTlcta lost their lives early tcday when thestockade of Ucd Feather Coal Com puny. at l.u elle mines. Bibb c unt>, ahout fifteen j miles north of CentervUle, was ?v- | stroyed by Are. ?Bich was set by one of the prisoners in an effort to cape. Thirty-five of Hie convicts w-ete burned to death and another) was shot to death b| guards while i trying to escape. A c nvlct. in trying to escape from the stockade, set It on fire and soon the whole stockade was blazing. On account of the ex? treme dry awes, the balls]fag was rap? idly consumed. Escape is Prevented. The convict who set the building on fire was burned t death and thir? ty-four of his fellow convicts ehared 'a similar fate It was with much dlf | Acuity that the remaining twenty-five I convicts in the stockade Ware pre? vented from escaping. All of the convicts at I.ucllo mines are state con* lets leased to the Red Feather Coal Company for the pur p sc of mining coal. Tin se who were early on the scene of the Are state thst the place, where once stood the stockade, pre? sented a grcw.soinc appearance as the ground was covered with the ltakod bodies of human beings. Four Injured. Four pers ns were seriously In? jured as follows: Cany Hall, white, leg broken by Jumping trom upper story; Sam Brow" der, badly burned about the far-e and hands and badly bruised; Thomas Cuyler, seriously burned about body. The plant probably will be rebuilt at once It was purtially insure. The the was sotten under t ntrol late in th.- afternoon, btianatea to? night saj the less probably will reach a half million dollars. HYOE DAMNS HIMSELF BY HIS STORY ONSTAND Kansas City Physician Convic? ted of Mnrdor?Sentenced to I ife imprisonment fi\jr snensnneaf njeaw t KANSAS OTT, MO May I? ?Dr. II Clarke Hyde, whem a Jury today found guilty of murdering Colonel Thomas || Sw pc l>\ poison and sen? tenced to life imi>nsciimcnt, owes his con*ietion to his own testimony on th* witness stand, according to a statement made tonight by W. C Cron? . the Juror mh derided the phy? sician's fate after nearly throe days |nf balloting Cntil S turdav night Cn tie and K Johnson, a farmer, held out for acquittal against the rest of th* Jury Remembering Pr Hyde's Hi meane r < n tax- stand. Mr Crone fin? ally decided the phyalelan'a fate by voting for ? n%i?tiei ?nd ? -'lading Johnsen to do the same ? irr Hvde w?? his own worst en cm* In the trial." said Mr Crone to? night. IPs own fesllmonv ronvlrfod htm When Or II d- said h* had h?. ght rvnanide fcr t"ti tears and 01 < ?Irl not ri m? mber where bo bought it. be damned himself as a wltne*. If be had not t.?tllled as be did. I Ibink he would not he la the |?>?ltton h" I ? At nr?t 1 belt, ,,-d H?de Innocent ird unM Snt.-Ia* I \ led to Soq tit him Thee | re, ., i. i, tesfimon\ abewt his synanide por-haser* and I d"k#ed he was gviiit? I tnld Mr Jehn I hart fhtnged ni< vote and 1 talked ahne? St d'-rlskwt | think mv reasoning had an 'feet on b*m " i \t l|id? i- not going hur? ti her trot her Sfce ,? ..HI loysl to ta*- tip h, ngh' imrr"-dlat< Iv and bit tie raj until be Is freed or ber faads sre eahaasfew. stbe eats tm RAID ON MOONSHINERS Several Booze Mills Captured In * Dry" North Carolina. WINS ION SAI KM N C . mm) "; Revenue Office! s W W Ihn Uns and u r Hear) aere Iura yeetargaj iiimii \\ iihi's count >. all aw they have I? eh playing aatrOC wlih the moon ?hloeri during 'he past week. mg ein na t iir siiiim ami lookai "P i aa man mtu mg tin' nook, Kiauk Cheek nan oapl irag Tuesday ; in the sunn Cfaak noighhorhooe and ka w as lodged la Jail at Wllke-boi ? and tin- siill d. molish. d On Wi ll eeedey taay found an Im maplet? oot in in ai Bpnrcenn. n ih tonrteee fer ?eaters ami 1,00t gallons of beer, Oa Thnradaj the ohlceri naptared j a i' mphlo copper still, with the ire under It, near Par Her, and caunht a , man in a run up (ho hill, hut had to releeee i.im on ernenn! or luck of eel nennt laaethef nnaepiete aatM with thlrteea hrnaeatera was eeetroyeo' on Friday near ,l< miings Tho futiiai j was still hot Inn- and there wore about li.iiini gallons of beer. LOCAL MASONS AT FUNERAL. District Lecturer Park Jones Passes Away at Williamsburg. Captain M N, Kuhank. B. I-. Cun "ingbain. a. L Beans. J. I?. Q. Pronth, K. s. Btaatoa and B I Ford, repra soniing the Im al lodges oi Masons, at tended the ftineial at williamsburg Hnndae afternoon of Die trial Leotnr bf Park Janae. of that City, The Service wero he'd at the Williainsbiirg Bapthlt (hureh at p. m.. and eel largely at tended. President I). S. Jenen, Of tho common rouneil, also atti nded Hie servil es. DietTtcl Lectnmr Jones was a well tin iwn Mason, being a member of Williamsburg I^odg.- No li, A. F. & A. M. He also was a Confederate vet i ran and Magriuler I'.well Camp. Baited Confederate Veterans, attend? ed the servii es in a body. Antmoro Dickinson. Miss Marv a. Antlnoro. daughter of MT and Mrs I>. .1. Antmoro, and Mr. William P Wcklns n will be iiiht. ried this afternoon at :t o'clock at St. Vincent s Catholic church. a pnanP tinu will he held at the home of the bride. It] Thirty third street, jinined lately after the iciemoiiy. BALLINGER OUSTS HIM Kerby Loses Job for Talking Too Much. ISPRUN?UNCEDUNVVORTHY Secretary of Intericr Writes Scorch ing Letter to Stenographer in Dis? missing Him from Public Service? Says He ic Treacherous. Cl Wee mod win< rlly Aaeoetated PreHM V.'Asni.VtjTo.N. I? C. May 16 ? "You pro herebj discharged from the nofrffc service, because yen are un? worthy to remain in it." This ii |>art was the stincing re? buke administered in a letter today, by Solitary of the Interior llailm g. r to Krederirk M. K< rhy. in dir mifsing the latter from the g vorn? immt eerotce today. Kcrbv, t wilt" he remembered, w f the stenographer in Secretary- Hal lingers office, who. on Saturday, is ? ued a j-tatement regarding the U? ler memorandum on the f!lavis ohargos to the President. was dis? charge,) irom the government service by Secretary Ballinger today Contin iing. Hi-- letter of Secretary Ballinger to Kerb) says "In diviilginr inf rmation oMained by you in the confidential relation 01 steiu.gi ^pher to the secreiarv of the interior, in communicating that Infor? mation to ibosc ?heim you are h und to know are wrongfully seeking ?n bring reproach ui?on the ?dm nUtra tion and to injure m- : ami in delib erat? ly misstating material facts as t.. * :, i ;. ? .i <! i .?:?? h< r n-l> rnm miinicafe, you show that yen are un? worthy and unsvfe The fart that vour treachcrv is f itie <annot mill r?te tb>' character of vour <ifiner. For thr good of the service, y u are hereby dismissed ' Funeral o' Miss Bennett. The funeral of Miss Vuiei.n. It. n nett who died Saturday night at the horse of her father, t'aptain C S Ben nett. ?J.t Twentv sevetifa street, will rak? place ??dav in Alexandria. Va where interment will be made. The l-ody wa? tak- n '?> iha' e|iv vrsferdav bcin* a. eompar.ied by Captain IVti nett and his familv. Lefhosvitch Case Continued. In the i?Hire eofirt yesterday morn? ing Justice Brown cei'mm-d the rase of frnvld l, r>??i' h until towi.wrnw Mr la-fkowltrh |. rharrr. bv F II Wel?h of assa'it'ing the la'?er with a efk-fc SamrrtsT night The trouble ?ft urved in Lrfkowitrh's saloon. THE WEATHER, oudy Tuesday, ?liower?; Inesday showers, light ?o erat? southwest to aoutlt la. PKIC'K TWOCKNTfa PRESIDENT'S STAND ON LIPPBAISEO Temperance Committee Makes Its Report to Southern Baptist Convention. COMMENDS CHECK ON "BOOT-LEGGING" WORK Refers to Good Example Set by Mr. Taft by Total Abntainance of the Ardent Spirits?Emphasizes Idea of Independence from the Northern Denomination?Body Adjourns. (ny Aeneoietad tress.) MA I.TI MURK. Ml). May It: ?In- ? voluminous rc|?crt presented by lh<> temperance committee i?t the South em Maptist convention loday. Prent" dent Taft I? ?ommonded for his ex? ample of total abstaince and for his action In Insisting on ekaagM regul i tl ns governing the l?mui <e of th't 1'niled Slates special tax receipts of retail liquor deab'1.4, whereby the '111 i famous work of Ihe so called boot ' lenders und other vlo'allotts of pro I nihil ii.iflaws w ill bej-endcred haxird oaaa." This action of the nation'.; chief executive, Ihe committee re? ported, will render "boot lepsin?;" im? possible without detection under pro? per state enttctments ii L euforco ' ments. The committee recomtnei < ed tni'*. congress enact laws Whien will ptw tect states from the lnte--tate ship? ments i f liquor into ' dr; ' territory and remove whatever protection Mat internal revenue tax reie'l'ts m iv give to venders of liquors :u localities where the sale of liquor is prohilci'd by law Sentiment of Independence. The i-oitvi ntion emphasized its 'dea f 11 tiipleie independence from the N rlhcrn Itaptlst denomination by its action in tabling a resolution setting out a boundary line In the territory of the two bodies and again In Its disposition of the com? munication of the American Home Missionary Society uf the Northern convention, asking for aid and offering co-o|ieration in the edu? cation of the negro f.r the Haptist ?latfcliy. The special committee, to which this matter was sent, reported that it should be referred to the home mission board of the Southern Hap? tist convention. The action (f this committee is considered as tanta? mount to a disapproval of the North? ern Ixiard in Mending the letter to 'he convention. Pledges Co operateo. Other important features were the adopticn of resolutions pledging the convention to co-operation with all liapt m.- of the world in the w rk of th.? ?011.1s Hapti-t alliance; that the Sui.ii v school hoaid of the conven t on be allowed to take tipcu it the work that has been dope in the South l>\ the American Baptist Publication S .-toty and the decision of the con? vent i< n to allow -ell New Mexico churches to come into Its body. Convention Closes. The most largely attended conven? tion in the history of the Southern Haptist oliureh and the one during which all the hoards have re(K?rted cash receipts breaking all records, dosed tonight to meet next y. ar at .'arks .nville. Fla . on May 17. CHAPLAIN STEVENSON MAKES TWO ADDRESSES Divine of United States Navy Speaks at Men's Meeting and at Bap? tist Church. Chaplain flewrge Stevenson. I' S. N . who made the cruise ar-wind the world on the battleships Virginia, of the Atlantic fleet, delivered two ad? dresses in this city Sunday. He Brrt *poke at the meeting for men at the Pell theater taking as his subject. "The Y M. C A. As I Saw It On Ihe Cruise Around the World With the ? men. an Fleet Sunday nicht Chaplain St. von so*, spoke at the Newport N. w? Itaiiis' 1 hurrh to a large audience His thero? ens "The Cruise Around the Wnrid With the Atlantic Fleet." His address proved a very interesting one. RETURN FROM CONVENTION. Locat Men Elected to 0*hcee in T a a It I) Hollows* and M S lelewel Ivn returned Sende? rrom S'aunton. where they attended the ?t?te ceas . eat tow erf te T P A of watch taw Kl! post evf T. P A I? ? mowiher to it-... Wiew.at T P A on wbieh Will he b*M la Tea*.. 00 June IX.