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only nivupjDtr published Newport Newa that receives full nawe service of ma A elated Prees. VOL. XV. NO. 122. fAFrslEyiE; MORE NOW REFUSED Democrats Defeat Move to Make Next Year's Expense Fund Available immediately. REPUBt ICANS SCORE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY Chief Executive'e Allowance for Traveling Purposes is Exhausted and Atterr.pt is Made to Use the Amount for Next Year and on Point cf Order Effort is Ruled Out. (Ily Associated fresa.) WASHINGTON. D. C. May 2C ? President Tail's traveling ex|M-nscs. and the fact that already he has uvttfdrawu his allowance of $2r.,(iiii) a year voted by congress, led to acri luoncus debate in the house today and to the rOfaaaJ to permit him to use the next year's allowance to meet the deficiency. As rt?|>orted from the house committee on uppiopriaticus. the item of S25.QOV tor the fiscal year, htsjsjatwg July 1, next, would have become ?immediately available," ex-\ cept for the protests of Democratic in em bei b The words "immediately available'' finally were stricken out by the action of Mr. Mann. Of Illinois, the occupant of the chair, in sustain? ing a point of order made by Mr. Macon, of Arkin-sas, a Democrat. It eras the Western and Southern trip made by Mr. Taft last fall that exhausted the White House traveling fund. During debate Chairman Tcw ney, in change of the bill, criticised Southern Democrats for their attitude in objecting to an appropriation to defray the expenses of a trip on which they bad been the President s guests. President Violated Rules. Representative Hard wick, of Geor? gia, drew from Mr. Tawney the ad? mission that Secretary Carpenter had furnished him a list of names of Dem? ocrats who had accepted the Presi? dent's hospitality. In connection with the use of the nj.nes of such Demo? crats, Mr Uartlett, of G?orgte. charged that the ' President has vio? lated both the rules of hospitality and decent conduct." The President, Mr. Tawney said, had made his trip through the West snd Sottth at the invitation of sena tors, governors of states and civic or? ganizations. "This trip." said Mr. Tawney. "was not made for his own pleasure. Con? gress was in session when del. _ati< n after delegation from this house, from the seiute and the different states, visited him urging him to make this trip." Scorn the Cr.ticism. At the time, Mr Tawney said, there was no appropriation to meet the triveling exvenses. ' The President informed the chair? man of the committee on appropria tirits." explained Mr. Tawney, "that pe:soeally lie would rrther remain at his summer home, after adjournment, thin to make that trip, and 'that tne only ?av he would he able to make the trip was through congress giving him an appropriation, which congress failed to make at the close of the Six? tieth eongreas. "Now, after the President has ac? cept" d the invitation of members of this house and visited their states, after senators and governors Incited him and, while on that trip, he ac cepted their hospitality, they turn around and criticise him." 'I his statement served as 3 fire brand upon Uic Democrats, several ot whom vainly attempted to interrupt '?How many Re-pnblicsns govemor: Invited him7" inquired Mr. Kitzsrraio. New York. "They are not refusing to pay these expenses." retorted Mr. Tawney. He .idded that Democratic senators from Ixuisinana. Misstssippi. Tennes see. Georgia. Missouri. North Caro? lina. Florida. Colorado and aouth Carolina, together with twenty-nine Democratic representatives, bad ex? tended to the President the hospital Ity of their states and distrtcte. Slur at Southern Hospitality. "Is thia Southern hospitality'*, shouted Mr Tawney. locking towards the Democrats. " 'Can there be a meaner man." ke asked. thxn the mzs who la ?Ret another to accept bis honpi fallt y and tben kicks the other oe cassee he accepted the hospitality ? Hit him sgain. intrvmpted Mr Ii, an i-nghter and Democratic wrath Mr Bart left. Of Georgia, demanded to know what repTfeeetatrce? had BP cepted the noapteafltv of the Prem dent 00 that trip, as stated hv Mr Tawney. Mr Tiwaey promptly nimed (CootlnoeaJ 0? Sixth Page) MISS HARRIMAN IS BRIDE OF C. C. RUMSEY One of Country'* Wealthiest Ladies Weds at Arden, New York. (By \ ? .???..! Prr-ss ? Akl>KN. N Y . May 26.?Mia* Mary Harriuiaii, daughter of the late K. H. llarriman, and one <if the wealthiest young wiuueu in the couuCy. was married liars at noon today .o Mi. Charles Carey Kuinsey, of Buffilo The ceremony was iierforiued by Uei J. Holmes M?<;inness. in St. John's Kpi>eopal ehureh. 111 the presence of the relatives of both families and a few friend:-. On acooun t of Mr. Ilar:imin's com Iiaratively leont death, the ceremony i wu.-i the simplest. Miss Caroline llarriman. sister ot jthe bride, was maid >'f honor. Mr. [ Ijiw renee I) Kuinsey, the grooms brother, was best man. The bride's gown was of white taoe, ver white t>atin. She wore a veil and oran .e blossoms, and cart led a bouquet of American beauty roses. Mrs. llarriman. mother of the bride, was gowned in white satin. After the wedding lireakfast the I guests returned to New York on a I special train. The newly wedded pair I accompanied the party as far a.; New I York. The honeymoon, it is unde-stood, i will begin wltli a short stay at Alken, b:it the greater part of It will be spent here on the llarriman estate. FAMOUS BAGGAGE THIEF ON WAY TO RICHMOND Man Charged With Having Part in Trunk Robberies Arrested In N w York. (By Associated Pr'ss.t NSW YORK. May 26?Martin [Jacobsky. alixs Jackson, alias Bosky, who is charged with having a part I In a series of trunk robberies in ! Southern states aggregating more than $l'no,oon. started for Richmond. Va., today in charge of railroad de tectives. Jacobsky was arrested here last Saturday and had been awaiting re? quisition paiiers. One of the indict? ments against Jacobsky is for the al? leged theft of a trunk from the Chesa bbm?K & Ohio Railroad worth $8,000. NO CHANGE FOR WOMEN I Presbyterians Hold Old Faith on Female Addresses. LEWISBUBG MEETING ENDS i During Closing Seision of Bode in West Virginia "Wild Cat Evangel isrr." is Denounced by Committee Chairman of Tennessee. <Hy Associated rrees.) I ICWaSBCRC. W. VA. May "Wild cat evangelism'" was de M fessfll today at the closing session of the fiftieth general assembly ot the Southern Presbyterian church. The denunciation was uttered by l>r. Charles R. NSsbet, of Nashville. Tenn., chairman of the assembly's commit tee on evangelization, erben he was called up to report on that work "What is needed.'" said he. "is * sane evangelism There is a great deal of evangelism today that is an? swerable to no church. It is a wild cat evangelism. It is doing more to prejudice this arm of the service than any two things at work in this rand ' Meets N?st at Louisville. Before sdjouming to meet next spring st Louisville, Ky . a number ot reports were acted upon. It wa? a-vreed to request the presbyteries to pay the Indebtedness of $2.i*rn now borne by three preachers. Incnrred in erecting x Presbyterian b;:ilding at the Jamestown Exposition. Motions were offered looking to the discontinuance of the home and Schoo; for widows and orphans of miwion aries. at Fved*-rickM?urg. Va. It re suited in almost the opposite effect thst of an hwrease in the ?H*?ropr.a lion for the institution Attitude to Women. The attitude of the church towira women casne np in tae harry for -vl JourntTKiTt The query was frosn the Lafayette church, of New Orleans La. as to whether the church still o* jeeted to women addressing salved aasemblies of me? and woseea. There has been no cttanae Hi the settled poIVy of our deaonsiaalton Is this matter." wis the rrplv the sw swmbly made Tw?r likt>ths?f^AfTi*? Qii**?t:of, of Dviftf tlw*? Or(T^I?v7?f ?Oft Of WO sfs^aflflMTr Ery onrofr' of pr^brtr**? 1<m on a oofi stitntfrsftl froth, tu r^rm* to si %*i Inf?"rltsas1 oonwintttf**f* to *?>pn** *? NKWI'Oin Crew of Submarine Pluviose at Bottom of Englisn Chan? nel Believed Dead. UNDERCURRfcN1 BALKS WORK OF 1HE DIVERS Another Attempt to Reach the III* Fated Vessel Will Be Ma.e This Morning, But the Delay is Almost, Certain to Prove Fatal to Thoee [ Aboard the Sunken Ship. iTiv A*?n<-iat?'<1 Prrss I CALAIS. KHAXtsK. May 20.-After limitless efforts made to reaeh Ike) j twenty-seven men entombed in the 'submarine Pluviose. which ?a? sen' to the bottom of the English el.anno this afternoon by the cross-channel steamer Pas De Calais, hope practi caJly has been given tii? of bringing them to the surface alive. A power? ful undercurrent balked the divers in their attempt this evening to reach the Pluviose. and if the imprisoned men are not already dea l. It is BjBnOBl certain that the delay will prove fatal. Tlie submarine lies in many fath.ims of wa'er, and the divers were only able to descend a short distance. Powerful drednes and machinery will arrive from Cherbonrc in the moriin-z when all efforts will be centered in a tinal attempt to reach the ill-fated craft and bring her to the surface. Cause of Accident. Accounts differ as to the <-ause of the accident. Admiral Fournier has! expressed the opinion that the sub? marine attempted to passe beneath the' fleamer. while other officials think' that the Pluviose, after a long dive.] , came up by chance directly under Ihn paddle wheels. The shock of the contact brought j the passengers to the steamer's rails and they saw almost instantly the bull of the submarine, struggling as though trying to aright herself. A boat was quickly launched, but 1 the foundering craft, which seemed to | have been hit, turned partly over and) disapiteared. Distress Signals. Signals of distress from the Pas De Calais, which was making water rap? idly, brought two tugs to tin- scene and later a ton>edo boat dtstroyer put out and anchored near where the Rluviosje had gone down. Within an hour or two a wrecking vessel was lying near the destroyer. And her crew were making hasty preparations to send down divers to locate the ill fated submarine, entomlied in which 1 are three officers and twenty-four men. The chances of rescue are very slim, because in the opinions of ex l>erts. either the naptha reservoirs of the Pluviose burst or the craft was -o badly uamaged that she tilled. NEGRO ANT?TE j MAN ATTACK WOMEN ! North Carolina Section Great? ly Aroused?One Fatally Shot. (By Aesneiatrd Prrse.) CHARijOTTK. N C. May 2? ? Two bold att-cks <n young women M broad daylight in this immediate B?c ; tion todsy. in which one of the assaii > ant, was a white man and the other a negio, sr.meed the country people to a frenzy, with the result that the negro wsj fatally shot, while a posse of citizens, with bloodhounds, is ? scouring the country for the white ! mar. The negro. Will Ross ent. reel the home of James Hallos, near Fort Mill. . and atticked Miss Troy Halles, his denghter. 2? years old. The ?triI jcreamed. bot the negro escaped, roming toward ?'barlotte ?? ? ti i pwrwred by tMwcer Cwttbetp. was* c.wght op with the ra-gro In the aa> ? burns of Cbsrlotte. Rose ran whew . the officer attempted to rrrest Dim i sad Colt harp Bred, fatally wowwdteg I him. He was hrowght to the wegvo hospital here. At neca an unkaown white an sa ijfcked Mies Carrie Heb. tfv-en year old daughter of John Ren. telegraph ; perstr.r at Rewswrier Cttv He sap, r was frightened n*\ escaping PJto tare woods near Cm ?der? nsoonuhe. A ?pot*? <rs? bnslilv forme,? ?ad with i blooebo twn. are scow-tag the - nit 1 At a lite hour towtgbt Baa poawe Bad J ?fK b^^D ?w*"3 fd froeB. r NEWS. VA.? 1 KU lA 1 DANVILLE PKINIKK IS ACQUITIED BY JURY Young Man Charged With Producing Spuriou? Cigarette Coupons is Found Not Guilty. <By Assassasavd iv.-ns . DANVII.l.K, VA . M? 8?.?John Th<tiit<ti.a young print, r of DaayMts, was acquRted today at Houston, liiu fax county, of the charge i,| pro lucing <rp-. ii a rigsarottsi ootipoaa for the purpose of defraud in I-, I In* American T< baoco t oni|?any. The JuT) was out oaiy a law minutes. A printing establishment at South ItoMou. wlit ie Thornton was esspl >v id. was raided several itioulha ago. and It is alleged that a l ug. number of In ms coupons, which have a cash value of a half a cent each, and o.tnt fdr manufacturing them, was seized. Thornton claimed that he was' merely employed at tie printing es? tablishment aud kucw of no reu -pi acy. if one existed, to defraud the) tobacio company. OFFICERS REMOVED ON FALSE INFORMATION - Fight on in Senate Against Confirmation of Alaskan Officials. oiv AaatanstAsa rr?-8B.v WASHINGTON, D C, May M Protesting against the confirmation by the senate of the President's nom? ination of Ii. U Faulkner and John liustgard, to be respectively, I'tiited States maeshal and district attorney it Juneau, Alaska. Daniel a. Suther? land and John C. Boyce, who were supplanted in thane offices by the nominees, today told the eub-coromlt tee of the senate JQdiclary committee that both l-'.uiiki.. : and Rustgard owed their appointments, and they themselves owed their removal, to the Guggenheim inten-: ind i?olitic ians alleged to be friendly to those interests. Altht.-gh Senators N'e'son. Ik-rah and Overman, w ho' uitisXitute the suh committee, are said to wish the hear? ing could be open to the put titles of the senate require proceedings relating to the ?!i" OOB gTBM tion of .ipjKiintments must be et nducted in executive session. Hence the senatorial charges male before the sitbiommittee thus far, have sim? ply "leaked" from the committee room. Delegate Wic'sersham, of Alaska, to? day completed the statement he be? gan on Tuesday in support of toe charges which he makes against the appointees and those whom he al? leges to i>e respeesdhes for their nom in: tion. His allegations were aajn> potted by Boyes -ml Sutherland. The objectors c-harge that the de? posed officers w.re removed on false information furnished by attorneys and oth?:s SJ In-half of the Alaska syndicate, K tail i Company, for the purpose especially of forestalling the [prosecution of influential persons wlio are charged with having tampered, or attempted to tamjier. with witnesses and Jurors in the trial of one Bd JTssey. who three year* ago. In a picturesque ba'tle. held Keystone -anon against a tailroad construction gang for a rival company. One mm w's ki'led. another was fatallv wound? ed and several others were injured. the hear iliac, tile ttftt all STIMSON'S LETTERS ARE READ IN COURT Evidence Introduced Against Accused Secretary of American Sugar Refit ing Company. (Pt AMnctated Pres? ? NEW YORK. May 2??Charb-s Helk. in the 1'r.rted States Circuit Conrt. todav heard Attorney Stimson. (or the ?nvernment, slowly re?d let? ters in which he spoke of the ' liberal weights w. r..' \c from the cu-torn house." As se< retsry tr?a.?Hirer of the Amtricati Sugar Refining Company, the en called sugar trust. Heik ts charged with "nspiraey to defraud the government of customs duties on laspcrta at raw rtigar Five swhordlnitee are being tried with him and the prosecution has bee? endeavoring to prove that be. although an executive, was cognirant of snd iti.tr m.ntal in cheating at the trick scales. Cease! for 1Mb fought bittc-ly to eher twe letters, east Jadae Martin overruled Ike < bJectkJWa and they Pe came part of the record Suscessful Flkyfrta tri Astr. <kt gasj I, tales pi. ? > Mt'VTOOMKRT. ALA. May M ? After speeding tweHe boors In a ee? rise of lights, uasajee la the history of aviation la AaswrVa, W R BrewM ins snd Archibald Hlxsey. the two youfhfu: rtudenta Of the Wright Bret her? announced] that tb*y cowkf not fly again '??night, both being ex by Iset atejatt* .. MAY 27J.H?._ REGULARS DEFEAT COMBINED FORCES Insurgents and Democrats Lose| in Amendment Battle on Railroad Bill. VOTE ON MPASIIRE IN SENAIE EXPEC1ED TODAY ; During Fire of Opposition the Organi ' ration Republicans Maintain Firm I j Hold on the Situation in Upper j Branch of Congress on the Pro? posed Corporation Statute. (Hy ANiiK-nit?d Press 1 I WASHINGTON. I). C Msy I'll - ITbiough the defeat In the senate to j day of a number of amendments of? fered by WSursjSJStl Republicans and Dem? crats, the wav was pa ted for an early vote on the administration rail [road bill. It is SSUd this will come to? nic row and the Moats) then will ad Jcuni over until Moiiduy, when the statehood bill pratably will be made the unfinished business. The reif .lar Republic, ns uu.intiilu ed a flim bold upon Die situation dur? ing serersd vi tea on im|H>rtunt fea? tures. nTdTflthstasstlni the fact that the insurgents and ltcmocrats united on revi ral occ: s Ions. Ali. r discussion, lasting 'until one o'rlcck. the following were the day's results. Amendments Voted Down. The Cummins amendment, tequir ing the approval of the Interstate Commerce Cotnmi.?sion of all in . reuses in raihoad rates before they bnimir effective, w.io voted down, '"J to 4:1. The Martin ;ijnendment, six moiitns. was defeated, IS to 51. Amendments Accepted. An amendment com|>OMcd of prO|*> siiions l,y Senators .Jones and Payn ter Vast accepted. This provision pro? vides for the extension for a period I of six months of the hundred and twenty ?I iv susj* nsion of new rstcs and regulations in case the hearing a* to their reiisonabIene.es Is not con claded within the time, and for the rcliindin;; of the difference between rotes if the new rate Is found to be n reasonable. The amendment was adopted nnam mously. An amendment by Senator Hughes, striking out the capitalization pro? vision of the bill also was adojded with practical unanimity. Senator Hurtcn t--.sting the only negative vote. Vote is Surprise. Of all the votes of the day the one on the Cummins amendment was by I f ir the most imjiortant. The vote on i this amendment was by no means so I close as bad been predicted by its I friends stid feared by its opponents, j I Of the twenty-nine votes favorable to the amendment, twelve were cast by Republicans. Only four Demo ! crats. B?tley. McEnery, Ssnitb of Mai viand, and Taylor voted for the provision. The pair on the vote were as fol? lows: Root with Tjliafcrro; Flint with Ctllberson; Ijorimer with Davis; Dil lintham with Tillman; McCamber with Foater, and Rhbardeon with Rainer. Senators Itankhead. Daniel. Hugh'*. Money Newlands. penrose and Percy were absent and unpaged Expla? nations were made in behalf oi most of the ab>entees. The < kisest vote was 35 to 40 on the amendment offered by Senator Cl.uk.. of Arkansas, reg dating the . x'< nsi< n of time allowed for hearing on rate changes. fdeeta Its Fate. The i?re<i-ntation of the Martin ? ssaendmer.t requiring th? Interstate ' Cool merca Commission to reach Ha jdecisirn on increased rates within sm mm.ih^ and the d *;bt s> to the effect I of that provisi.sn sftrr the expiration I of that peri, d la case of the faikite [of the commission to comply with this demand, were responsible in a large saeasore. for -he fate of that pro? vision The Jones ameadaseirt presented a dmilar solution sod. with Use Cum n. ii- j oviaion disposed of, it wu? ae .eptable to all parties; to the op laments of the hill bemnae it was the heat that they could, get and to Ra friends. It was found necessary to go that far in order t* art rotes em ugh tf defeat the l ummi.v pro Much Coitus on. Pending the vote oa the Jones Psyater amendment there was setwh confusion as to the parimasefciary status of the two smfrHm-nte as t*Pp> arately presented The original sag (Ooatinaed oa Fourth 1 aaw) MOB CAPIURES NEGRO; BODY IS SIILL MISSING Alabama Murderer of Deputy Sheriff i? Taken From Offlcerr and Car? ried to Woodi. IUV A-?. . !.! t.-.t I'M'sp 1 f MONTCOMKItY. ALA. Mav 2?. It' parts of the lyui hiiir, of J?-fT Mar ? uii. a negro wlii murdered liepuiy S-Tieiitf Scott Taylor, a! Alton mine yeswrdsy, was received late this af toruoon. Mat son was captured by Deputy i sheriffs Han lev and Color, of Shclbv ; iimiiiv, between lilimiiiKliaui ami' Aclon at ltl:3u o'clock ibis morning . At II o'clock it Is said (he deputies ' were Intercepted near IVIhan, Shelb) I county, by a mob from Acton. The neuro was taken from the officers und mob .11. i prisoner disappeared into the wood. i He negro . body has not been lmilld. Hit Bond Made ?100,000. <nr A??oe In led Press.) H?LM INCH AM. ALA., May 2?.?\V. S. Lovell, of lilrmlugbam, Ala., wan elected trustee, auu nm nond llxed a', tloo.iioo at the lirst meeting here to I uav of the creditors of the cotton i fim of KiiIkIii. Yuneev Ai Company.1 >.'hich Died a voluntarv petition In I bankruptcy on April 2n. Attorneys rom various pairs of the country, re I resell in i; creditors in all parts of the ?rarkli w ? present loday. Andrews Elected President. By AanSSSaSSd Press.) PHILADELPHIA. PA, May 2fi.-At the dual session here today of the comentii n of the National Associa? tion and rnderwoiK Manufacturers, <;nrnett Andrews, i liattanoo^a, Teim . was e'ected president, and \V L I'an. Durham. N C. n ineinl..r of the exc c live committee. The next convention w"l be held ? Philadelphia. Little Boats Heard From. iHjr Ass.x-latMl Pr??s. i PH1LADKI.PHIA. PA. May 2? ? Three a| tin little motor boats wnich uro racing from this city to Havana were heard (ruin today for the tlrst time since they passed out the Delft w OS rapes on last Saturday. Thej llernoyo. Caliph and llys were report cd as passing Jqttiter Light, whi. Ii M off the Florida keys and about 9(Hi] mlli-s down the coast from Phflidel phla. MEN FOfiCEDlo LEAVE! Troublesome Miners are De-| . ported from Georgia Town. ACTION IS WITHUU1 TRIAL Twenty five Italians Are Accused of] Intimidating Officials of Mine and Are Arested by Soldiers on Order of | Governor Brown?All is Quiet. (By KMicnini rreas.) DI KIIAM. OA. May 26.?Twenty Bve Italian miners, accused of in HmldatinK the officials of the Lookout | Mountain Coal A Coke Company's] mine here and who were ibis morn Ing. arrested by state troops sent I here by 'loveroor Hrown. were forrlb-j ly de port ?,1, without trial this after? noon. The men left here at 4 o'clock this afternoon in the custody of Sheriff C.ermauy and armed deputies of Walk? er county and will he released at < hickamaguga. Oa.. on their promise not to return to Durham. A clash between Captain Melkel-| bam. of the L'.ndale military com-' pany and Sheriff Cermany resulted In delaying the departure of the prison ers for more than an hour. Captain Meikelhatn demand*J of the sheriff a receipt for his prisoners and not or.It was this refused by Sheriff C.ermanv. t ut he dec lined to accept i he custody of the men without warrants havrnc. Brat been sworn out charging the men with some crime, against the state. Finallv Colonel James W. English. Jr.. of Atlaata. one of the principal owners of the mines, and his at? torney. Colonel Earl Jackson, swore out warrants charging the Italians with ri-d. trespassing, etc. Where? upon Sheriff Oermnny took charge of .be prisoners. Later Colonel English withdrew the . arraofs upon taw jwomlse of the srresifd men to never return 'n Durham The troops returned to Undale this cfternoTsfi Thw l*? no ?pprrhpn*"!t? jf further rrofibu-fl mi tb+ m\mm. Wanted in Virssksaa* f Bf ass- elated Prase t NEwiirmm. x v. liar ?-t*v W Tbosna*. of Vsvlborongb. an sj leged fugitive from justice, ia ra ity tail al Kingston est id larceny He Is held to dttioa psoers fross has been living in for a yea*. THE WEATHER. ?ir Friday and Saturday; tinucd cool, I ght north de. PK1CK TWOOKN'ih BATTLESHIP PLANS Secretary Meyer Inaugurates New Policy in American Naval Construction, LONG DELAY IN CALLING FDR BIDS IS AVOIDED Work of Designing the Two Dread naughts Provided for in the Ap propristion 8111 Soon to Become Law is Done in Advance Inrtead of Adhering to Old Practica. I a fMy Associated i-reee.? WASHINGTON, 1). C May 2?.? H.'i.'ti Sicretary Meyer tuday set the leal ol bla appiejBeJ upon plans fur the two Klent battleships. Nos. 34 snd :!.'?, iirovided for in the naval ap? propriation bill soon to beeoBM law, he InauKaurattHt a new policy in American naval construction. Heretofore it has been the practice to await an appropriation befor.- un? dertaking the preparation of plans for naval Vissels, with the result (hat many months elapsed before the de? part tin in was in a position to cull for bids. In this case tin- work practical? ly bail been all done in advance. The naval war college prepared the muKh outlines of the ships; these were prepared among some of the most able captains In the navy for criticism and they were then revised by the irmtral board and placed In the hands of the naval constructors. Secretary Meyer today paid a spe? cial compliment to the constructlug bureau for the rapidity and thorough? ness with which it had d ine its work. Details of the vessels are withheld, t-if it is generally stated that they would he of 27,'hmi tonn and carry tea lourteen IrtVh guns, making them more iormulahle than any ship afloat. CONFER WITH RAILROAD OFFICIALS ON WAGESCAkE _ Conductors snd Traunen on the Southern Seek Increase in Pay No Trouble Anticipated. (11? A<??<.doted Preen. 1 WASHINGTON, D. C, May 26.?Re? presentatives of conductors and train? men on the Southenr Railway are In conference with President Findley and other officials of the system hero seek Ing an Increase in |>ay and a readjust? ment of the wage scale. The pri-sent scale Is anything but uniform, (he men claim. Officials of the Southern system say they do not regard dM situation as critical and to? day President Findley issued this statement: "Conferences are now in progress in Washington looking to the adjust? ment of the wage scale of conductors ?ml trainmen employed on the rail? ways of the Southern. The Brother? hood of Conductors and Trsinmen has suggested a uniform adjustment with the lines in the Southeastern statra. " The conferences now in progress are for the purpose of seeing whether it is practicable, in view W differing conditions prevailing In different parts of this territory to arrive at a fair hasis of adjustment, by collective action." K. OF P. CONVENTION ADJOURNS. Grand Lodge Closes at Lynchburg to Meet Next at Harrisonburg. i YNCHBl'RO. VA . May ??.?After havinK been la aees>ioa since Tuesday night, the forty ninth convention of the grand lodge of Kat-thts of Pythias adjourned this afternoon to meet la Harrisonburg next year, at which time and place the Pythian Stetere will a Loo nseet. The officers elected yesterday were installed today by Rev J. H Derkiw son. of Richmond, pemt grand eAxsta oetbrr commando-. acting ia the place of D C Richardson snavor of Rich? mond, supreme representative. -Rv AaanrlatM Ptvtta) AUtANT. V. T. May 2?.? Beat hocrs more work mwet eo into the assembling of this machine before ? asm reedy to fy.~ said Gleaa H Car? len i ght as he helped wheel tls ito awe tret that wBY. it antf] he Albas? to New Tork that wiB 'BT wONROR LA . May 2* ?CamrwBcaV ro Newton, who served as a of the rV?tyninth nstVowel at the First district tat rr i.Mia lilac-.