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VOL. XV. NO. 27^. =
Postal Inspectors Charge Huge j
Thefts by Concerns Defraud- j
ing Through Mails.
Two Additional Big New York Com?
panies Are Raided by Postoffice De?
partment Officials Who Allege the'
Accused Sell of Stocks and Bonds
That Are Worthiest. ,
(lij Associated }* ?*?)'
NBW YORK. Nov. 21.?lu raids so
important that Postmaster General
H?Cheoak took personal charge, his
itis]K-ctor> fell on two concerns this
ufternoon which they charge with
swindling the public out of more than
?til.oon.ooo by fraudulent use of the
Sheldon H. Hurr. president of Burr
Itroihers; Kugenc H. Burr, secretary
and treasure of the firm and Prank '
II. Tobey. were arrested in the first
mid and held in ?20.000 hail each. 1
The government charge: the firm I
sold between $40.000.000 and ?'.0,000.-!
noO of mining and oil stock worth i
little or nothing.
Charles L. Vaughan. a director of
the Continental Wireless Telegraph &
Telephone Company, Inc., in Arizona,'
uns taken in the second raid and I
held in Jio.oon bail. Inspectors sav
hh eastasnts has sold stock to the!
ati'ount of at least |tjMf which has I
brought In no return to the investors. I
Vaugban is treasurer of the Colum-'
l'i;i Kiname Company which acts as I
financ ial aeent for the Continental:
Wireless Telegraph & Telephone!
Company snd bad charge of the Con
tir.intal oflVef in this city. .
To Preas Criminal Action.
Both raid* today are further evi?
dente that the government, in its!
warfare against alleeed interstate J
swindlers, means business and vo'
longer will be contnt with is?uine i
fraud on'ers denying them the use of
the mails, but will pres: fu/ couvic
Hons on criminal charges The pi es-1
ent>caipt><ugn begnf some month*,
hko and lias resulted in the arrest of,
Loulf Ct IIa and bis associates, charg-'
r-(' with operating a ptring of bucket;
-bops; the officers of tlie Cniteij
Wireless Company, the B Progressoj
Mariana Coinnany. the I'nited Ex-j
1 (banse of Chicago, the Steele-Miller.
Cotton firm of Corinth. Miss., and;
more than Mxt> other firms in all
parts of the country.
Have Swindled $100000.000. >
Postmaster General Hitchcock esti-;
nttes that the public has been fleeced
oat of at least ?luo.ouo.ooo by *et
rirh quick concerns in the last five
v. irs. but I ays their dav has rone.
The po-toffice department intends to;
keep after them every minute and i
>ir. iiiubcock said todav that other
arrests involving corporations tha*
have soi:eht investors the length and
breadth of the country are expected
His statement follows:
"The arrests today by postoffice in?
spectors of the principals in two 1m
companies. Burr Brother?
with offices in the Flatiron building
and the Continental Wireless Com
pany. with headquarters at 56 Pine
street, constitute twoamore cases in
the serie: of investigations that the
postal authorities have been making
, in th?lr crusade against the fraudu?
lent use of the t?nited States mailt.
Seventy-eight Cases.
? With the work accomplished to?
day. TS such cases have been brought
to a head during the year. It is esti?
mated tUmt the : windling operations
of these 78 rases have filched from
tiie American people, in a perfod of
five years, over ?loo.ooo.ooo.
"The crusade now in progress is
the result of a carefully laid plan of
some month* ago. the first step in
whir h was a thorough reorganization
of the inspection service with the
selection of a new chief postoffice in
simctor and certain changes and re
organization was effected, instruc?
tion? were Issued >o the newly as?
signed inspector fa charge to take up
rind prosecute vigorouslv all pending
cases of frauds agalast the malls.
Best Men on the Work.
Owing to the extent of the e cases
and the large amount of work involv?
ed it was necessary to detail a con
sMerable portioo of the force of post
office inspectors The he?t men In
the service were selected for thl*
work and were sent to their tasks
with the assurance thst the denart
n-< n* at Washington would hark (hem
im to the fallest extent la order to
strike vt tn# met of this evil the *e
partnvnt directed its ageet? <o wo af?
ter the trwti higher up la theJe gniaa
tic scheme* ?? defraud, a ad to alle?
no laS!ueace. fpwever powerful. M
[>revtnf the t.raeer prnisbTeat of toe
off. iHer?. Thrmirh '*v s??i?tar,r ? of
<*+ attnmer general the fall roopev
tioa of his eepartsDen: was securrd la
fOnnftnued on Third ?Mt? I
Fruitless Discussion ef the Veto Bill
Introduced in English House
of Lords.
<By Associated Press)
LONDON. Nov. 21-The house ot
lords today began an apparently
fruitless dt-Mission of tin: veto bill
on tbe second reading stage, (he carl
? f Crewe uiirodiiclng the meusur. be
fore a crowded bouse. The govern?
ment leader reviewed the pnetreeets)
between the two houses, which be?
gan with liie rejection by the upper
chamber of the government's educa
lioual bill in 1 i??>6. and reached an
a, ute stage when the lords thfew out
the tnulf.et in ICO4. Ho said that (h?
veto bill con: tituted a requirement by
the government that the country re?
store a reasonable measure of fre ??
doni to Iis chosen representatives
I.ord Lansiiowne criticised the bill
but said that it contained points that
might have formed the hasiH for a
useful di Mission. I>ord Lansdowne,
moved an adjournment until Wednes- J
day at Which time, he -aid. he would
Introduce resolutions suggesting a'|
manner in which the deadlock of tbe|
iwo houses might he de?lt with:- The|
motion was adopted without division.
Senator Ha* Nothing To Say As To
Demand bv Foes.
BOSTON. MASS.. Nov. 21.? l'n?ed ,
States Senator L-rdge made no reply j
today to the demand of Oovorncr elect
Eugene N. Foss thai Senator Lodge;
withdraw- as a candidate for re-flee- ?
tion on th.? ground that be does not |
represent the sentiment of his state
as expressed on election day. Ii was |
-aid ?'>?'?> at tbe headquarters of Sen.!
ator Ledge that nothing would be ?
jiven put at present, and possibly not '
at all on the matter.
The statement of Mr. Foss was the :
subject cf much comment today .
among politicians of all parties.
Meat For Patients Stolen.
(By Associated Press)
NRW YORK. Nov 21. -Dr. William ;
Mahon. superintendent of the State
Hospital for the Insane on Ward's:
island, testified today before Ccmmis-!
pioner Fcsdfck, of the department of
leecva a, that in the ?att three years,
21?,i>'J0 pouruis of mpat. intended for
the patic-nts. had been stolen. Ths
> xpo.su n- ol long standing frauds came
through the arrest latt week pi Simon
Kat/enstein, who had the contract to,
remove benes and fat from Ward's I
Catcher O'Brien Dead.
(By Associated Preist
HM II.ADEL PH I A. Pa . Ncv. 21 ? j
Jack O'Hrleu, who was one tf the
rjtehers of the ntbrttr baseball team
when it won the championship cf the
a mill hi in Association in 18IC. dLed
yesterday in a hospital in tins city
and wlli he buried from the Elks
Hcn?.? on Wednesday.
Reprieve Ig Denied the Convicted
London Wife fwTTrderer.
- hv Associated Preaa.1
LONDON. Ncv. 21 -Dr. Harvey W ]
Crijien. the murder of hit wife. Belle
Elmore Crippen. the actress, will be
executed as previous-ly sentenced, on
November 23. the Home secretary.
Winston Churchill, today denying the
American doctor's petition for a re?
prieve and announcing his declination
to interfere with the sentence of the
Bold Hol-up in Business
Center of City.
Bandits Enter Dr. L. B Firey's Office
and Take Money While He Is Sc
cutely Fastened?One Is Later Ar?
rested Charged With Crime.
? By Aaaoc -it 1 Ft ess)
NORFOLK. VA.. Nov. Jl.?A bold
daylight robbery occcrred In Uj* buai
ness renter cf this citv tods- when
two young men entered the ofltce cf
Dr. L. B Plrey and, at the point of
a pistol, bo ind bim hand and fcot to
a chair.
After taking all of ?he moaev in the
oflcp th - men bastene,-; away on* ft
them shcutiag. 'Farewell, do*, better
keep quiet about It."
Dr Flrey managed to free himself
and was seen to pursuit. On a street
he saw a man whom > ? claimed to
r cogri7> as one of those who com?
mitted the robbers, and be was can
The accused gave kit name r?
Crecrge Cinnngham of New York, and
the police say he has ccnfear?d The
second robber was not caogtit
Cruiser Arrives at Savanne?
lltr Associate*) Press,
.?5AVWNAH. CA Nov 21.- The,
rnfted States -miser Birmingham
ordered here to take part la the ex?
ercises lacideet to the unveiling of
? n* Ogrs^horpe monsiceot on Wed
nesday. arrived today, from Norfolk
Pretty Pennsylvania Telegraph j
Operator Tells of Insult
by Officer.
Young Woman Declare* the Railroad
Official Seized Her and She Used
Her Revolver in Self-Defense?
Claims She Has Letters That Will
Prove Justification for Her Act.
(By Associated Pr.ss)
I Iva Buch. 27-years-old. a strikingly |
1 pretty tuiegraph operator at Balrd!
[tower, ou the Pennsylvania railroad I
near here, declared calmly tonight |
! that the shots she tired at Marry V.
Smith, a railroad detective, early to-1
day. were intentional and necessary |
to defend herself.
She is held in J2.owi hail, while
Smith, who has a wife and two cbil
! dren is in the hospital with a painful
bullet wound In the hip.
During the night Smith went to the j
' railroad tower and found Edwin]
Lloyd, a close friend of Miss Bush, j
visiting her. He arrested Lloyd, tak?
ing bim to the office of Alderman A. |
R. Dav, where he was told no charge'
could be preferred, so Lloyd ?a3 re-j
After midnight, as .Mist Bush re-!
turned by a freight train to her home [
in Monongahela. Smith approached]
her. She says she tired twice it.
: frighten hrm away, but he seized her I
and as be held her she shot him in |
Uie side.
Miss Bush supports a widowed]
mother and a sisu r in Springfield
Ohio, where she formerly lived. She
claims to have evidence in the form
of letters that will prove justification
in shooting Smith.
She says that a month a*rn. durini
I one of Smith's midnight visits to the|
tower, she. was obliged to use her re?
volver to compel him to leave.
Nelson Ready For Fight.
(By Associate* Press)
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. riav. 21.?"I'm ]
in great aba|>e." wired Battling Nel
j sin ft> Tommv Rvan today, in asking j
/he retired middleweight champion feo I
be his chief second against 0?iii M"
ran In San FYanrisco next Saturday.
Ryan declined, as he has charge 01
a club which holds bouts ken next
Monday night.
Takes Ladies In Flight. .
rBy Aasociitd Pi???i
Miss "leanor Sears, ct Boston, and
Mlsg Violet Ridgt way. weil known In
sock n- here and in New Y'ork. were
passengers of Claud Graham-White
In hi.- Karman biplane in flights nnde
today at the meet of the Aero Club
of Pennsylvania.'
Leaders of New Jersey Mob
Plead Guilty to Charge
in Court.
(Uy Associated Presst
MA YS i.ANIUNC.. N I. Nov. 21.?,
Before a curious crowd h? t tilled tb" !
county CDurt house here today
Charles Vaughn. Cberles Quinn and
James Sears, leaders of a mob that
tarred and feathered Frank Sichort. a
farroei. at McKee City, pleaded guilty
to indictments charging assault and
Sentence will be imposed la er.
Sichert, a married man. was tarred |
and feathered bv the crowd last sum?
mer heran ? cf his alleged attentions!
to a widow by whom be was e
ploy J. He was tied to a ptde alonr
the tracks ot a raiirrad and after he
had received his coat left "to 'he
mercy of mosquitoes. Sichort was
] rescued by a train crew several bcurs
afteraTsrd and spent some time in I
Atlantic C!tv hospital
All of the C Pendants fes Ifled that j
they were led to tar and feather Sic?
hert because the 'it'-r "wna paving
toe mn.-b attention to 'he Widow
Scroll" and thev "wanted to save her 1
children iron* disgrace "
Sayi Forget Microbe Thursday.
? ?n aMsseaanaj n??i
[ "Eat thy nil oa Thank riving Dar
and forget Wylie and the microbe
hen do no* ea. cold storage turkey."
This is th? messaae to the Amen
ran people from IH Harvey W. Wy?
lie. the government's food exiirt. who
I ana keen waring vigorows war against
I germs of all kinds It will he a dar
j of trwee for Dr Wylie. too as he will
I not slay a ? Ingle microbe
~?- ? '" ' ?
Body F u.'d in Trunk After Eight
Veurs Presents Problem Not
Yet S'l- ei.
i By Associated Pr.-aa)
NKW YORK, Nov. II An aaelual >
?ytterj If behaved io Ha beb to j thej
disappearance oi William lewis, said
by Philip Meaglier and his wile to be
tin own i of the iruok In arbloh there
was found en last Thursday the body!
of a paraoa who apparently bed been
dead lor tight \e?i'*- Lewis said
oday to have dlsapiieai rd In January,
l!#Of>, thre<' tours belore he was to
have haefl atarrlad to MIsadJRIea Kn
tight. 1 nurse.
This William Lewis lived Iti Har
'em an I was an tccoinnuiit and a
man of aOBte nt.-aus. The William
Lewis who csme to 11 v.- with the
Meaghers in lanuarv. 1905, and i
malned I here uniil July of tha' r*
when he disappeared w?a known as!
a ?kalter in cheap leetaurants.
A photograph of the Harlem Wil
Mani Lewis ?a.< seen hv be Meagh.rs
today and they ret ognlri d it as a like,
ness of the Lewis Ihev knew. Miss
Fnrighr never heard from hei fiance
sftei his diaappaaraaae,
Epidemic of "Pink Eye" Causes Sus?
picion at the Institution.
RICHMOND. V.V. Xo\ 21. Colonel
K. w. Nichols, supatmtaadeal ol the
Virginia Military Institute, has closed
the school with an oruer giving (he
? sdets tu; lough from Nov 21 to Jan.
4. 1911.
The ordor became effective at noon
today, and immediately tha students
began their preparations to leave fo*
A meeting of the hoard of visitors
of tbe institution has hi en called for
Friday. Nov. 2.V
in distnir'sina, the corps. General
Nichols states that owing to an epl-j
domic cf ? pink eye" at tha college
the caJets are unable to pursue their|
studies, it ia al o statt el ihat the epi-,
demic is of each a ajiure ihat even
after a student la apparently cured
the thing breaks out again.
The circular states that on account
of the continued drought the water
supply of the college is getting short.
It i' also stated that there were sev?
eral cases of typhoid fever among the
Shippers Ha^lheir Innings'
in Hearing Before Interstate j
Commerce Commission.
(By Associated Preseo
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 21 ?
The ship|iers bad '' ? ir Inning.- today
n the contest befcre the Interstate j
Commerce Commission over the sus- J
pended proposed increase in freight |
rates on the Eaa ern trunk lines. Their
intention was that the advances were
not justified jnd that the real solu?
tion of the prcblem of meeting a rail-1
road's need for greater net income lay
in introduc icn'of scientific principles
Of management.
This was tbe burden of the whole
day's proceedt'ngc, the only witness
for the rai'roads Ming Pre*idem Jo-j
sepb Ramsey, of the Ann-Arbor rail?
road, tbe former head of the Wabaah
system, who defended the proposed
Increases as vitallv necessary in view
of the increased cost of operation and
The hearing will ccntinue through
the week and the commission will not
be prepared to decide the case, which
involves an increased tariff on -everal
thousand ai tides cf traffic until weil
into next year.
The shippers' presentation of their
contentions is in charge cf I.ouis ?
Brandeis. cf Hosten represen ing the
commercial organizations of the At?
lantic sea beard
Kansas Publisher Charged With De
tarnation o' Character.
? My amo." I'd! rrcast
ST. PAUL. MiNN. Nov. IT?P. D.
Warren, of Girard. Kan-a editcr of
a neper. "Appeal io Reason." must
serve a term of six months in the
federal prison at 1 .eaves worth Kan?
sas, and pay s fin. of Sl.nott im poser1
by a jury In the I'nited States court
of appeals filed tod*y. -
Warren was accu ed of sending
through tbe trail envelope*, on tbe
outside of which was printed "fl.oee
reward will be paid to any person
who kidnaps Kx-Crovemor Tnyicr and
returns him to tbe Kentucky authori?
ties" I
Tbe indie tirest charged that the
words were defamatory, and threaten?
ing, and Intended to re Sect injurlrsas
ly on tbe character of Wi'liam S. Tav
tor, a former govefnja* of Kcntorgv
Commissioners Meet
utv ae?^-i?t#a pi asm
ATLANTA CA Now. 91 ?Commia
aamnrs of agrk'i':ure from nearly ??!'
the Southern ?t?te . as Welt as scores
of other d. legalc- were aeesent to
day when the twelfth aanuat eonveft
ton of the So :*hcrn Statt ; Assc-is
tion of Coirirt?sioeert of Agriculture
was called to order. The morn in
f esahrm was devoted to welcome snd
the address of the president Huf ?
i T. Rose of Florida.
Uprising Situation Appears
Serious and Preparations
are Made for Attacks.
Precaution I, Taken to Prevent the
Newt Agency from Gleaning Infor?
mation from Messages Being Cant
Out?Troops Are Ordered Out In
Texas to Protect Border Counties.
Governor Campbell today or?
dered Capla'n J II. Rogers and
three Banner* all who arw
available here, to go lu haste
to Seapata county The men
?Tart aaal on rtcelpt of a palm
gram from District Attorney
Valt.e that he had been advis?
ed by a Mexican general that
an armed force of Mexlcana
was organizing there. This was
all the Information received
Seapata county Is on the south?
western border. Just below
Webb county, of which Laredo
is the country Beat.
- ?
(By Associated Press)
LA It EDO. TEXAS. Nov. 21 ?The
ail nation in Mexico appears to be se?
riell- 'onight. For ihe first time in j
the fifteen Vcars of operation the
leased wire of the Associated Preast
from Lure-do to Mo.Herey and Mexico
City tonight was commandeered by
the Mexic-au got eminent on the plea
of military ni ed. The federal tele?
graphic circuit manager in Neuvo
Laredo was ordered to cut off the
Laredo office of (be Associ?
ated Press to prevent the glean?
ing 01 in format ion from mee
sages moving over the wire. These
I Instruction, emanated from the head?
quarters of thf- rederal telegraph ot>
fires In MexkJ City wherein it was
expluim-d ihat tlx' government woultt
require the full control of its tele?
graphic- facilities throughout the
Coming at? It did after what was
only reported lo have been aperfact
ly tranquil Sunday throughout, the
greater part of Mexico, broken only
by a few almost insignificant disor?
ders, in the smaller place . this action
on the iiart of the government would
I appear to lend substance to the
! rumors of bloody riots at Seeatas,
[ Gomez I-alac los and Torreron. the
i authenticity of which had beeu In
I doubt.
Three Cities Affected.
These three Important cities are
situated in a region which ha beea
disaffected for years Gomel. Pala
cloe and Torreron are cltiea of about
15.M 0 and 25.000 respectively and
are four miles apart In the Laguna
district of Coahull. This territory waa
the scene of the insurrection In 1908.
I which was quickly one!led by the fed?
eral government and which it tup
posed to have recited In sending
General Bernardo Reyee out of Mexi?
General Rey*-s at that time was
governor of the cotiguous states oi
Veavo 'Lerdo. Revolutionists pro?
claimed him as their leader. Repeat
! ed disavowalt on his part did not
i seem to convince the < entral govern
I tnent that he was not rovertla abet?
ting the disaffection. He was dis?
patched to Europe, ostensibly on a
military mission and he baa not yet
Almost at once, the same element
I that had recognized Reyet as their
standard bearer, turned to Franeiaeo |
' I Madero and nominated him for pree
1 ident of the republic in opposition to
the incumbent. Perffro Diaz, la the
elect loa? held last sprinc.
Madero Impriaoned.
Madero and his supporters said
that they were not accorded fair
tfeetm -nt in 'he campaien. Madero
ws? imprl oned on the charg? of In
I suhle* the government by his state
tnent that be eoeld not get lattice in
I tke courts. He was held in prison na?
tu several weeks after < lection dav
when the esiatin? government was
. overwhelmingly returned to power
After that he waa reka ed on bail.
Madero mane his way to San An
: tonto. Texas, disguised as a peon At
I San Antonio he is aliened to have
! been eecret'y pre pa tine his partlanart'
J for th*- wld. i pre a/* revolt whirs waa
I manned lo begin on Sun.ltv Novenv
! her Hi
On v or ember I? Madero ?'tppad
wit of San Antonio, made hn way ea
, a irtln to Colla. Texas, whtr? fee ?rat
met by fmir co"-??->;,,?. wtth hortet|
' and a "m**e "n?cn *e e'entrfsw. hi ?
?..t?riv citrection It was tv.se? said
{.tnat he wns rornc to the raatt** ee
. rate n t nahuila. to take personal
I frontinned on Pout-h Page
Nelson County Phyalcian Pastes Away
While E.i nuuie to Richmond
On Visit.
I!ICH MOND. "VA~ Nov? 11.?Di.
John W Cringan, a puysli iau who
lived at Arlington, Nelt.on toiintv.
Died Hiuldeiily Irom heart lailure
while a passen*, r aboard a Chesa
intake ? Ohio train ihat arrived here
.at 7 3d o'clock this inornltiK
Tbe phyal. has iutended visiting
relatives al I North Third street, in
this city, lie bad written them Hiut
be would arrive today, but it was ?e?
cral hours alter the body bad been
tak? u from the train and removed to
Hillup's undertaking establlshmetii
thai they learned of his death.
Dr. Crliigan boarded lhe train at
Gordonsvllle. and despite tbe raci that
he bad recently been iu bad health
be appeared strong, enough to make
the journey alone Near Ashcakr
station I everal passengers saw him
lunge forward In his seat and fall
sidewlse toward the floor.
lie wa* dead when Coudut lor .1. II.
Mlckie reached his . aide. Coroner
Taylor viewed the body and gave his
consent to Its being prepared for
burial, after determining that there
were ga ?u-q icluuB cireuraatam ??*
connected with the physician's death
l>r Criugan was So years old. aud
had many frletidB In Riehm?>nd. Al?
though arrangements for the funeral
have not be* n completed services
will probably be held Wednesday at
Higher Court Suataina Conviction of
Philadelphia Men In Bibery
(ftv Associated fr-eei
PH1LADK: PIIIA. I'A.. Nx v. 21 ?
Two former ciuncllmcn of I'lttsburg,
bv a decision announced today by the
stale Superior Corn In thia city, must
go to jail for accepting bribes to in
fluenc.o their votes as counrllmcn. The
ci'n t -u.-tained tbe convictions against
M. K- SwSlt. Jr . and A. V Simon, In
tbe Allegheny Coun'y Crurt. the fI r
mcr lot receiving $81 10 for his vole
Jn favor of vacating a countv street
and the Utter for accepting n like
bribe for his vote on the street ordl
nance snd $100 fcr his vote nti n mea
sur.' designating certain bnnk.i as de
pcsltorit - for ci'y funds.
Delivers Over Prisoner.
CANTON. O, Ncv. t\. Jn4%? Har?
ter, in Common pleas Court, todai i
aued an order directing that W. K
MerrirV. held here awaiting extradi
t'on tc Georgia en a charge of at?
tempt to defraud, be given Into tr'
cus ody of a Georgia officer, who came
North for him.
Judge Landia Turna Action Over To
Judge Carpenter.
(Bv Associate! ires*)
CHICAGO. ILL.. Nov. 21?Judge
Larldls today fotmally transferred tbe
beef trurt case to Judge Carpenter in
tha United 8tates District Court
Judge : andla declined to listen to a
motion that he t-ertifv the caae !?> the
I'nit.-d States Circuit Court, as de
aired by llv* packera.
"The apse Is now in tbe h-nds ot
Judge Carpenter," said Judge Landis.
"I have nothing to do wl'h lr? Any
motlbfi must be made In bia court."
Admiral rVatt Reports on Cot*,
difion of the Monitor.
Naval Officer Returns from Hampton
Roada to Washington and Informs
Department On Situation?Vessel
Sis Feet In Mud.
(By Associated Press v.
Wbile she has annk sis feet in the
mud and at ven feet of water ia wa b
Ing over her maia deck, the monitor
Puritan wiib her turret and side ar
mor battered by the experiment with
enplo ivc gelatine . an be saved and
:h? question now is whether the gov?
ernment snail undertake the task or
whether a private wrecking com pen v
shall be employed This la the sub
' tance of the report to the secretary
of ;>?. navy of Admiral Wntt. chief
roneirwtor of tbe navy, who re tors
ed to Washington today from Kamn
?oei Room**, where h- made a personal
inspection oi the disabled m-mltor
The barbette sad the after turret
of th* Puritan are swash hot th? ves?
sel n? ui.les an anrieh' noattlnn and
s< she hs not soprectahty moved for
several days AdmieaI Wntt bell-ve
.w,, .i,, ^.-.l |w r%.fm Ufr ?nm? 4avs
to come Wrerktac cnsannalr ? have
been asked for Maw far rsaslne, the
ve sei The depart wwt grefere to
let tRr work rx't If It eaa he done
whhln a reasc.r-.aM? rent.
irtfy cloudy Tuesday and
ncsdsy: not much change
?mperature; slight south to
Large Contributions are Shown
by Various Branches at As?
sociation in Roanoke.
Committee Favors Freemason Street
Church for Body to Assemble In
1911?Donation? for Year Amount
to $42,000, 3,377 Conversions and
Nearly 2/00 Baptisms.
I(By Associated I'ress)
KOANOKK. VA Nov 21?Splendid
? ?bowings were made In the reports
on state mission work read today at
the ?Ighty seM i:ib annual session of
tin' Statt? B.iuiist Association. Con?
tributions lor the Ma i year amounted
t<> $42,000, the conversion* to the
church 3.377 and there wem nearly
2 .'.on baptisms. Twenty-six Sunday
schools and seven chuicbea were or?
ganised. Nineteen meeti:r; bouses are
lu tours, of erection and < on mlsslou
icbool has been established The 1.277
women's missionary socieiii- In the
j State re|iort girts of nearly f :.*..ouji.
I The convention named a co-nmlf
tee to collect $25.000 for a Baptist ????!
j lege In Europe. The $75.000 V
I nia's quota of a fund oft? $6(H).OO0 f?>
i the theological seminary at Lotili
ville. haa been praetBally all col
i lected.
Recommend Ncrfofk.
j The committees on time; place and
preacher reported to the Baptist Gen?
eral Association t>'?lav. rerc mending
that tb>? njpxt meeting lie held in
Freemason isireet church Ncrrot*.
Thursday, November ML with Rev. J.
E. Hfcka a< pieacher of the anneal
? sermon. The repjrt on >fce seminary
campaign rhowed that this caure had
I met with great success during the
! year. Dr. Carter discussed the re
j port In an expressive speech. The re
i ?>ori on hrme ml??itns w?s nresented
I bv Rev O. F. 8*ms. and Bev. N. 1.
j Mat ?rs, ot Atlant", mad- ih? chief
srtdrers, and Rev. I M. sheltuunc. of
I IlrB'ol. als- spek?;
j Secre ary J T. vYatts rent] the re
j port of the I!. V iv r . and addressea
j were delivered i.v |{< v ?? \\ l.ove
and O. V dr. i i >
' Sr.">cls) attentlo? was rlvrn to the
I Baptist encampment, which la to meet
! Monday evening, .tuiy |0. anj tc con
! tini'o |t|l Julv 16.
VTigintg Reach is to be tbe place
I of meeting.
Dr. George W McDanlel efferrd a
res-lulou protesting against th?> pro
I uor.td changes In !he charter it Brown
; University. 1 v which the institution
\ would be eliminated from the Bap
| ttrts.
Report of State Missions
Sunday was bright ?nd beautiful
I and great congregations hest.1 'be
visiting mlnirtera of the Baptist Gen
I oral Association, who Biird th ? pn!
I pita cf nearly all tbe Pn,- -.:ar.f
j churches. In tbe sfternnin ? mass
I met ting was held 'n the Iti'erert of
latste missions, and addresses were de?
livered by Secretaries Garland and
The board had in 1891. the first
year of the secretaryship of Mr. Wil?
liam Elly.KB, 85 missionaries. In 1S10
It has 138 missionaries. 4 evangelists
and a field secretery WKhin this
period there have i.~en reported by
'be missionaries 49,922 conversions,
174 churches* organised and 1*9 houses
of worship built. In 1*91 the contri?
butions of the churches to ?t?te mls
I sions were $12.087.15. This v?ar tnev
j reach the tctal of $37.785.25. The
board reports the establishment af a
denominational scbocl in BichanJn
county a' a cost of several thousand
Tbe Snndav school and colpcratage
j department had a verr proaV'rous
I year. The report m-.kes acrrowful
j record of the death of two mission?
aries. Revs. Joseph Leonard and John
R. Quartes.
Tb.? missionaries cf the board oc?
cupy 4A4 preaching stations. They
tenon 1.M* conversion*. K Snnday
schools and 7 churches organised 19
I houses of wcrship under erection* Un?
der prearhina of the four evaneetirts
there were 1.249 corversi-ns. The ?B>
tire amoi r e?ta^ered dnr ag the year
for state axiasioas and gnndav *-frco?s
and colporatge res-bed $42.(**o.3K.
Thomas L Shipeen D-a?l.
? ray assaMasBMJ f*r??1
PKTFRSfilRK VA . Nov 21 ?
; Thomas L> Sbiaoea. who w?s collec?
tor of exsstataaa ?t Pe ersbarg d-trtns;
tbe administration of Prealdeat Clev?v
land, died here toclghJL ataa* ? year*
8 5 Pi re tr HaTT.swsrra.
^ 'Hv a?ni-ut?d Pi 1 sat
, searkrt square bnataesa tgrrtlca of
Han-srnrg. ron'aln'ag nuaaaroaa
jr.tr.r. t and several be'eh.. was tbreat
] ened for a ties* tonight bv a fire
I whir* burned three mBcs *n? store
ibulldlnc? rs. sing a Joe? of *3tA.+*n.

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