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VOLUME 91 DURHAM, N. C. FK1DAY, JUE 1C, 1911. NUMBER 82 ViCE-PRES. HILL OF ORGANIZATION Beach Takes Committee Five Hoars lo Some Interesting Addresses and Secretary cl State Fakes Exccp To Consider a Farm Life School Says Be Loves Competition II Submitted by Attorneys ol the $7S.C:srittLeUSM:i lean Nothlxg Iron Eeike Much Practical "Discussion lira Te Questions Asked for Durham County Stimulates Business American Tobacco Company fpOIIHTO KtlBW IIOTIIiOB CLOSE OF GOOD fit ik Kill SUGAR WITNESS ROADS MEETING IliEIMII III WHS MEET, DIE COLLOQUY HERE SATUFIDAV DEPOSIT! If TEfJTAT VE PLANS go::fessio;i by hussey , 1 1 1 Loollsg el Fsnds Had Continued for Seven Years Both Dead Cashier Lather' V. Hart and Assistant Cash, ler Braxtwn Husscy Figuring la Shortage ( Aeeoanl. 1 Tarboro, Juno 15. At a meeting of 'the stockholder and director of tbe Batik of Tarboro, bold late Wednesday . night, definite actlob was taken to pro tect 'all of the many depositors ot the Institution and to reorganize thu bank a soon as State Bank Examiner J Kemp Dougbton tiles bis statement of the bank's condition with the corpo ration commission. .." . : Following the suicide of the cashier. Mr: Lutber V. Mart. Wednesday after noon, Mr. Braxton Hussey, the assist ant cashier, made a confession stating tbal be had received about f 12,5W of the bank's funda and that the shortage of the dead cashior would amount to J50.000 or more, and that the looting of the 'funds of the Institution bad covered a period of seven years, fol lowing the confession the assistant cashier waa arrested and ia now In Jail. Ills bail has been fixed at $15,000. but It la unlikely that be will be able to secure the necessary bondsmen. He has turned over all his property to the bank and will tbu make restoration as. Tar as possible. Many rumors have been heard aa tbe cause of the shortage of the cashier, but It is thought that when the truth la known all of tbe money taken was spent In living, and that be was not addicted to speculation of any nature. The entire community is shocked at the sudden trend of events in connec tion with (he bank, which carried de posits lo the amount of 1250,000. The funeral services of : Mr. Hart were conducted from his home this afternoon by Rev. It C. Craven, pastor of Trinity Methodist church of Dur ham, who waa formerly pastor of the Methodist, church here. Tbe funeral waa largely attendc '.. - A detailed statement of the shorug ! uit in .... i.,.. i Friday by Exa':;.r Doughton. lUnk MiniliKT IOO,IMMI tslMMtage. Ralelcb, June" IS Dank Examiner J. K. Houghton today notified tbe cor poration commission thnt he flii! shortage of over Sloo.ooo In Link ot Tarboro, the bank whose cshl Lutber Hart, aulrlded yestrrdav. Several days will be required to make a, complete statement. Assistant Casblor Hussey bs not given the $15,000 bond required of htm and lo till In JaslL . Two Masonic Lodflcs Elect New Officers ... . .. Both of the Durham lodges of Ms tons held a meeting Tuesday eveuing, I which officer were elected. AC the Eno lodge J. 8, Durham wss elected worshipful master; J. II. Simp on. senior warden. J. J. Scott, Junior wsrden. J. S. Hill, treasurer, J. J. Cartl'in. leeretary. ' ' At Durham lodge. No. 35S. K. T. Rol lins waa elected wonrtilpful nuntir; 11. 8, Sklumir, senior warden, I'. T. Elliot,, Junior wlen, Jj. J. Bodle, re elected treasurer, and J. gouthgate re elects secretary. Large and enthusiastic meetings were held at eac h of the lodges, At tbe Ihirham lodge refrmhni nts wrr served after the election of officers waa completed. Teegh ta Trxam. A young lieutenant from a New York regiment surveyed the Texas scenery gloomily and reflected Upon hit (rest dls'ance from tbe light of Rrosdasy, ids Surress, The smoke from Siltr and the islrling snd frora the Inw-lylng bills bad spoiled tbe lieutenant's disposition. "Tsll m," ssld an editor from El Paso, "lin t there some bidden purpose behind this nobllisatioar "Ther to,", replied the lieutenant; "we are going to force Mexico to take hack Texas." Srceess. (iranri OilrM" Hamllisp hlliml. . Chicago, June I ."..Amateur and professional trap shooters number ing more than 100 and (minding aome of the best In th country fared tbe traps at the Chicago Run club to day at the opening of the grand Chi cago handicap tournament. Th pro gram lor the tournament cover three days. In addition to the $500 trophs donated by the Chicago gun rliih th Winners In I be several event will divide among them over f l.eoo In added money, t Washington, June 13. -Five bourn were spent yesterday by Charles It Helke, for several years preceding last July the $30,000 secretary of th American Sugar Refining company in telling the houso sugar lnveBtlgat lug committee that he know nothln about the policies or the Inner his tory of tbe company, particularly in the years when H. O. Haveuioyer wt its president. , The witness-described his position with the company as that of a "stock transfer man, book-keeper and lctte writer." ' He ridiculed the Idea that he was the confidential agent of Pre tdent Havcnieyer, saying that he was not a big enough man for that. 11c declared that tbe government bud picked him out as the "oiiehlef mak er In the alleged customs frauds charged to the American Sugar Refln Ing company, simply because it had to havo some one to fasten them on Matters the committee tried to And out about, but concerning which Mr Helke claimed to know but little, were ninny. One of the things was the Interest of the American Sugar Refining com pauy in the National Sugar Refining company. He tald the former owned $5,000,000 preferred stock In the lat ter, or a little over one-half, but o bad no- Idea of why just a little over one-ha:f waa purchased. Neither did he know whether the American Sugar Kenning company waa cognisant ot tbe claim, now under litigation, thai $10,010,000 common stock In tbe Na tional was in existence at the time it purchased the preferred stock. Little of the Inner history of tbe Pennsylvania Sugar Refining com pany deal waa obtained from the wit ness. He admitted that the Ameri can Sugar Refining company loaned to Adolph Segal through Gustavo A Kissel, of whom Mr. Helke spoke it Seagal's agent. 1 1,350,000, and that a majority of tbe stock of the Penn sylvania Sugar Refining rompan) wun ine voting power thereof was given M collateral security. trill Haul Poslolilce Gives On! SUtetaccI B; Adoal Coast During tbe past month the Dur ham postofflce. under directions from the tioKiollice department, handled Jo5,HO pleree of mall matter by actual count, divided in classes as folios s: Inetiniing. Flrst-elaisa Utters, posts!-. etc, coming In .. .. .. Is,s3 .Hocond-clsiia Newspapers . 65,tUS 8eond-class Magaslnes .. tJ0i Heeond-class--ljcal delivery $8,910 Tblrd-claiw Orculars, etc.. si.iOJ Fourth-dsns Mds, etc .... H,i6f. ForciKu letters, etc. ...... J71 Regtafrrd , . , , ; t0S Total Incoming IS J, JO (ingoing. . Flrsl-rlans Letters, postals, etc. .. 133.J71 Hecond-class - Newspapers, liiBkSilnes, etc 7I,S? Third elsRsCireulars. etc.. 10.J70 Fourth-clan Mla, etc. . .' J,n Foreign letters, etc ls Registered .. .... . . ... 3iJ Total outgoing A :,rji Crlebratrw l.tMMHh Anniversary. , Many tourists from America stl'l o!sebere have Jolne'd the pllgrlmagf of v'sltors to Normandy, to witness tbe elaborate celebrations In honor of the l.onotli anniversary of the founding of the Duthy of Normandy. The fetes commemorating the histor ic event begin this week and wilt rnntlnuci through the greater part of he aummer, A series of elaborate pagcanta will be given Illustrating the h'story ot Normsndy and extoll ing the Uvea and works of Cornellte, Malherbe, Flaubert and other cele brated Normans. The city of Rouen is to be the scent of the principal fes tivities, though irr town ot Nor mandy will share In the celebration. Anniversary of Hlocnm Disaster New Tork, June IS In observ ance of the seventh anniversary of the General Riorum disaster, on June 16, Jsoi, when more than l.ono women and children Inst their lives on the burning excursion steamer In the East river, Impressive memorial services were conducted today In the llttl Lutheran cemetery In Queens linrough, where many of the uniden tified dead were buried. Read the "Want Ads" and aee If your name appears as a camlldnte for two free tickets of sdmlsMnn to the Edisonla theater. IlSei AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION I'ropoied for (he State and Approved by tbe Hck'gH(estueslion Box Mont Iiilcresllng aud Instructive Feature ot the (iiiiventluii-OHiccrs Elected. - ; ' wiitBton-Salem, June 15. The morning session of the North Carolina Goods Roads association was preceded by tour of inspection over the For syth county good roads and i review of a demonstration of "Tarvla" by the Barrett company, of Philadelphia, Charlea H. Moorefleld, of the United States office of public roads of Wash ington, delivered a thoroughly inter esting address on "Sand-clay Roads." A. H. Bachelor, of New York city, of the American Organization of Au- omobillsts, made an excellent ad- Iress, which was greatly enjoyed. The leaker proposed a strong automo- ulle association for the state, which met the approval of the delegates. He i!so thought that repairs should be aiade on good 'roads after they were constructed and that road building ihould be kept out of politics. He was of the opinion that country peo ple will soon become owners of motor Irlven vehicles aa It ia a matter of jconomy. He favored federal aid Id oad building. He spoke very enthu- ilastically of the crest or the Blue :11dge highway, now under conslder itlon by the association, and declared iiat it would bring thousands of tour- sts to this state. P. D. Gold, Jr, of Raleigh, who was cheduled to deliver an address on State Security for County Roads," was detained in Savannah on busi ness, but he sent a paper here on the iubjct, whlcS was read by Dr. Pratt, rbls paper greatly Interested tbe Mogatcs and a motion waa carried to tare It published anf scattered broad- last over the state. CoL A. H. Boy- leu, of Salisbury, declared this to be he most Important paper that bad icen delivered betore the association. An Invitation was extended by J. H. Brodie, chairman of the good roads committee of the Henderson chamber commerce, for tbe association to Sold Its next meeting at Henderson. the executive, committee will decide in the next place ot meeting at a later late. The answers to the questions In the luestion box wore tart-d at the nornlng gesaion. This was one of the cstures of tbe convention, the number 4 addrsa having been limited so hat more practical work of a definite lature might be accomplished. A forge number of questions dealing with rosd problems were aki-d and an erd by experts. The discussion of uestloiis In the question box was ooUnued when the afternoon session lened, and many valuable sugges- Ions were offered on road problems! y thfse present. Aa address by C. Foy. president of the association if county commissioners, wss followed y tbe reports of committees and the lection of officers, after wbicb the onventlon adjourned. The resolution omtnittee favored working state con- Irta on roads, federal aid In road ulMing and a number of other pro gressive policies. The membersbln committee made urgertjMiis for Increasing the reve nue of tbe state association. OlfiYrrs elected: President, 1L H. Varner; vleo-prcsldent (one from each congressional dlslrletl, R. It. Cot ten. flrnce; J. L. Patterson, Roanoke Rapids; IL L. May, Trenton; M. C. Winston. Sclma; P. It. Hanes, Win ston-Salem; D, McKarhern, Wilming ton; Leonard Tufts, Pluehurst; P. a (hard. Salisbury; F. M. Shannon house, Charlotte; E. C. Chambers. Ashetllle. Secretary, Jos. II. Pratt; treasurer. J. Q. Brown, of Raleigh. The execu tive committee will be named by the president The Shortstop: Going to try out that new boy for tbe team? Captain: No. The minute I heard him spell plenipotentiary, erysipelas and trigonometrical I knew he wouldn't be no use on a ball nine. Puck. Our millionaire win on tbe polo field and our pugilists win In the ring, and onr other athletea win alt the way In between. Something should be done to kep other countries from growing discouraged. New York American. ' wire lent that man tome grass see a ia, montn. I suppose he cam over fust to return them. Hub No, to borrow our lawn mower. Boston transcript lUlr Representative Hamlin Intimates That He Itelievea There Is Honie- thing Wfjmg About flie Receipt and Mr; Knox Makes Heated Reply, No Mgbt on the Mystery of Money Washington, Juno 15. Intimation . J 1 of doctoring the now famous Day portrait voucher, a consequent lively colloquy between Secretary Knox and Chairman Hamlin, of the house in vestigating committee, aud testimony of the messenger of the disbursing officer, that he found the voucher on the floor near Mr. Morrison's desk after ilo' archives had been ineffectu ally ransacked, featured day's state department Investigation. ' Correspondence between Secretary Root aud Consul General Michaels at Calcutta Indicated that the mystc-ii oua difference letwcen the amount of the voucner and the actual amount paid to the portrait painter waa ap plied to emergency accounts, prob ably Chinese matters according to Mr. Michaels. Secretary Knox explained, appar ently to the satisfaction of the com mlttee, the payment of $5,000 to Frederick Hale, son of the former senator from Maine, Eugene Hale, for services in connection with the Canadian boundary negotiations. Mr. Knox produced the sections of the treaty of H0 which authorized negotiations with Canada to establish the line through Panamaquoddy bar. Mr. Halo was employed for the woi k. perrormed his dm lis to. the satisfac tion of Secretary Root and Secretary Knox approved bis bill of $3,000 a few weeks after coming Into control of the state department.) As to the' voucher signed br Al bert Rosenthal; the portrait painter. ailing for $:'.I50. of which aum uosentbal got but $830. Mr. Knox could give no new facts. He only new that he had started a seaccn for It n toon as be heard about the case a ad that tbe search failed to reveal any trace of tht voucher or letters that are supposed to be with 't You will be Interested In another receipt from .Mr. Rosenthal that is attached to the papers," Mr. Knox said to the committee. "It was signed January 18, i:M, aud is for $70 uNth notation th;t $C0 for the frame of Secretary Day s picture had been paid to a Washing! mi picture dealer." Mr. Hamlin grabbed the papers. "Where did this second receipt come from?" he demanded. I found it v Hhhe papers, that Is all I know of 1'," said Secretary Knox. Tbe members of be committee. pon exaininati m. found that It was not actually d.i"nt January 18, l'JOl, but read: Recehcd January IS. 1904. tbe sum of $7S0," wltjj an explanation of the purpose. Mr. Hamliu d-clared be believed there was som-'hlng wrong about the receipt. Ho Intimated tb tt he believed had been flx-d up, at least aa to tbe explanation written In Ink acr.ws the bottom, after th- present Investigation began. Do you mem to say that yon sus pect some one in the state department is guilty of committing perjury?' de mandid Scret,iry Knox with heat. "There I no Intention to reflect on you personal!). Mr. Secretary," re- urned the chairman, "but I am strongly of the opinion that this was prepared after tola Inquiry began." Then yon think that Mr. Rosenthal has written at Wast part of this re ceipt since tin time Indicated In HT asked Mr. Knot. Mr. Hamlin n plied that he thuicht It waa a curlns receipt and that he Intended ta prbo the circumstances to thn bottom. I will wel )in such an Investiga tion," said S. retary Knox, "and If yon can corrobirate yonr theory and can show that any one in the state de partment was cognisant of such an act there will be gome acancleg In tht department." ; Representative Hamlin today sum moned. Chief Accountant Morrison to again appear and testify. Wg Almost llertmcaled. Raleigh, June 15. Percy Fleming, formerly lell.r lu the state treasury and now doing a plumbing business he;e, narrowly escaped death by elec trocution last evening by grasping live wire ahiie directing some work on the rear of the Odd Fellows build ing. His hands were terribly burned and It Is bclictcd he would have been dead within a few moments had not George White found him and snatched the wire frmit him. He bad passed Into a rigid snd unconscious condi tion. SUPT. JQYNEI. WILL SPEAK leliinel Ilenelian Cameron Mill be Present and Preside II oped That the Fanners Will Come in Force to DIhcuss This Important Measure Farmers I'sion Takes Initiative, A mcdtlng of the farmers of the county has been called for Saturday at the courthouse, for the purpose of discussing the movement for a farm life school in the county. The meeting will be uuder the au spices of the Farmers union, and U la hoped that a large number of the fanners and others Interested will be In attendance. Superintendent Joyner, of Raleigh, will be present and will make ine principal address of the oc casion. Colonel Renchan Cameron, one of the most enthusiastic advocates of the school, will also be present and will preside at the meeting. At the la.it session of the legislature provision wa3 made for tbe establish ment of these schools. The state aree to give $2,500 per year for the support of the schools, provile.l tbe county iu which the school is estab lished agrees to give an additional 500 and provide a site and build ings. The act or the legislature limits the number to be established to ten in any one year. Three ot this num ber have been taken up by .counties in the 'state, and it seema that it will be only a short time before the re mainder will be established by tbe different counties which are now agi tating the question. A meeting of the farmcra of Dur ham county was to have been buld last Saturday, but on account of the very favorable weather" Tor plowing only a few came to town, and no meet ing w as held. Better results are expected from the meeting Saturday, and it is hoped that several hundred farmers will be In at tendance. , , The meeting will be held at 11 clock Saturday morning. The cen tral blghway through Durham county will also be discussed at the meeting. and steps have tx-cn taken to have tbe road put in first-elans condition. ROTL'ST AtansT LOCATION (IF JAIL MXK t ill 11(11. At a meeting of tbe board ot stew- rds of Trinity church laat night the following resolution was adopted: That a committee be appointed to confer with the county board of com missioners fjr the purpise of pie- enling the location of the county Jail on a Kite where It would be jnjurious to Trinity church property." Tbe following committee was ap point- d: J. Ed Pegrun, J. If. South gate, J. 8. Carr, Jr, T. J. Lam be and D. Prldgcn. In speaking of this matter today the chairman, of the committee, Mr. J. Cd IN grm, said that the board of stew ards would Bght to a finish the loca- lou of the county Jail on a site that ould be detriment' to the church and church properiv. That It was not thn purpose of the church to select a Re but simply ta protect thr-lr own roper! y that any action was taken. Mr. prgram said that he had ar ranged for the committee to be beard before the county board within the next few days, at which time they will present their objections to them of ficially. Honor tor Nt. a tier ttiMcr. Eimultsburg, Md.. Juno 15. In recognition of her literary work lt the service of morals and religion, XL osepn'a college, of this place, tods) conferred the drgrreof literary ora hu- manorum doctor tipon Sister M. An tonio, ot St. Xavlcr college, at Dealt) 'a. Sister M. Antonio Is a daughter ot tbo lata Anthony 3. Oallagher ct Philadelphia and la closely related lo tbe Droxel family of tht same city. Inder tht. nam of "Mercedes" ahe la well known in tho world of lit erature. Raleigh's Chamber f ( emmerce. Raleigh. June t.V The reorganised Raleigh chamber of commerce now bat a membership enrollment of 575, and the Indications are that the list will reach 5to with a few weeks. resident H. K I.ltchford announces as director W, II. Barrow, Will hi 0. Rrlggs, N. R. B rough ton. Wade R. Brown, Oeorge C. Hall, Herman Heller, O. T. Meflettigan, It, F. Monta gue. Clarence Poe, W, II. Pace, Hubert A, Royaler aud J. II Sean, ' KaUIgh, June 15. Especially nota ble in the progress of the trial of the suit against tbo American Tobacco company by Ware-Kramer, company hero last afternoon was the deposi tion of Vicc-Preslde.it Porcival . S. Hill, of tbo American Tobacco com pany that consumed all the afternoon session and was continued this morn ing. He set out that the American Tobacco company in absorbing other concerns did so purely for making money and not with the specific pur pose ot destroying competition and stifling trade. Ho testified that he loved competition, and found that it stimulates business aud procures new customers. In reply to questions as to why he wrote W. M. Carter to procure the ad dress of a car shipment of cigarettes by tbo , Ware-Kramer company to C'bina, with the statement that If he could find tho address he could atop that China trade and that he did get the address from Carter and notify the British-American company, with the r?sult that Ware-Kramer ' company shipped no more tobacco to China, Mr. Hill said he did not consider that competition but rather "scalping the business." Tbe deposition reviewed the ab sorption of the Wells-Whltehead com pany by the American Totiacca com pany and the relation of W. M. Carter to tho American Tobacco company, then to the Wells-Whltahei'l company and then to the Ware-hr ne? com pany, and admitted the friendliest sort of relations betweeu Carter and him self through all the changes and to tho present time. "Why don't you show a little ambi tion, Slithers?" asked BInks. "Go In and make a reputation for yourself." 'What's the nser said Slithers, "I'd no sooner make it than the-e- old ladies on the piazza here would ar it all to pieces." Harper' Weekly. , Hagoo Detained lor Violating the Neutrality Laws Los Angeles, June 15. In a cell awaiting a preliminary hearing upon the charge of violating tbe neutrality laws, Richard Magon, leader of the Lower California socialists stated that thn nowerful rlpfitiflen hurt v. nut sncialiiits. was ralHlne trnnns at Kl I'nto to tight Madero who Is as bad as they art. He said "we alone arc liberal." v Mr. J. L. Scott Died At Graham This Morning Secretary J. S Hunter, ot the Young. Men' Christian association, rerelve-l new this morning of the death of bis uncle. Mr. J. L. Scott, Sr., which oc curred at 1 o'clock this morning at Graham. The deceased was a mer chant and banker and an active work er In tho Presbyterian ihnrrh, and was a member of two state legisla tures. Ivatb was caused by heart failure. Surviving are a wife, one son and one daughter, residing it Graham. Mr. Hunter went lo Gra ham to attend the funeral services Odd Fellows' Memorial -rt!re. Wilmington, June 15. A colemn memorial service In honor of deceased members was held t night by the Odd Fellows of Wilmington at a J 'lnt session. The local lo.lg-s, Orion, Wil mington. Hanover and Csie Fear. were well represented at the service. and th occasion proved to he a most so'finn and Impretsive one. The orator for tbe evening w Rev. C. F. Whitlock,' pastor of Brooklyn ttaptlrt church. He delivered an ad dress appropriate to the occasion, and his speech was filled with deep senti ment and splendid expression. Chicago, Junt 15. At a part ot To Kcvlnim Houthern Mwamp LamK comprehensive movement having for Its objmt the reclamation of the vast swamp areaa in the south tht Illi nois Central railroad has started (Aim ibis city a special train carrying lecturers of both the t'nlted States reclamation service and the geologi es! survey, who will explain to the people the scientific methods of con verting the swamps Into fertile and productive lands. The campaign will begin in southern Illinois and contin ue to the gulf ot Mexico. Mire than sixty eltle and town will be tun ed In Kentucky, Tennessee. Missis tlppf, Alabama, Louisiana and Ar soiiisTsn : III PRISON CELL If the Plans Submitted Prove Accept e able to the (iovei nnient and Direc. tors of the Tobacco Company They Will Become a Model for Organisa tion of Other Large Corporations. Information was received her Tuesday afternoon that tentative plans for the organization of the American Tobacco 'company to con form with the decision of the su preme court were submitted to Attor ney General Wickersham Monday by the attorneya of the company. . It will be remembered that the company was ordered by the supreme court to change its present form ot organization so as to conform to a certaia standard that ha not been clearly defined. This plan of organ ization waa to be submitted to the circuit court of appeal and to Attor ney General ' Wickersham for ap proval. " Immediately after the decision was handed down the attorneya for the company began work on the forma tion of plans. A tentative plan was , finished last week and this submitted to Attorney General Wlckenhan, for his approval Monday. This plan has not been submitted to the board of directors of the company and will not be until tbe attorney general paasea upon !t Attorney General Wicker sham approves the plan. It will be submitted to tb board of directors and then to the circuit court for final approval. No details of the plan will be given out until It is approved by all parties concerned. The plan submitted ia only tentative and may be changed ; considerably before 'It passes the ' careful scrutiny of tbe department of Justice. " " ' " , . , Much Interest centers in tht final ' plan of organisation that will be adopted. This plan will servo as a model for the organization of all of the other large corporations through out the country which are engaged In Inter-state commerce. With the ap proval ot this plan the American To bacco company will be put upon a firmer besis than ever before, and tbe world wide business in North Carolina product can be carried on without the ettsdow of uncertainty that has been hanging over the opera tions of the company for some time before the decision ot the supreme court. ,;-.-.. Judge Allen to Preside I Over the Special Court In calling the specisl term of court for Durham county Governor Kitchln has decided to ask Judge O. it. Allen to preside. It was gene-ally thought that Judge Allen would be selected by Governor Kitchln when tbe an nouncement of the calling ot tht special term was made Monday. The definite announcement from the gov ernor was made this morning. The selection of Judge Allen will meet with general approval frora the members ot the Durham bar who art ii'.tereated In the cases. Where Do the Papers l.rt It? t'nttl recently there was an aged elevator man who operated one of the lifts In the house wing of tbe capitol. Most ot his passengers were either tepresetitatlvrs or newspaper correspondents. The old man got to know atl the correspondents tery ell snd always bad a cheerful greet ing for them. It wss often noticed, too, tli.it he seemed to be greatly la ter em? J In their conversation. One afternoon as three of them stcpiwd out ot tbe elevator Sereno Payne, ot New York stepped In. As the car went down tbe old elevator man turned and said: -, Mr Payne, I can't understand about those newspaper men. They puzzle me. "What the trouble with them," ashed Mr. Payne. Well, Mr. Payne, ttry day tbey ride in this car ona fellow will turn to another and say. 'What do you now today?' And tht other fellow will answer, 'Nothing.' And yot Mr. Paynt tht papers art Just full ot newt every day. It bests me where they get It. V "It beat me, too." tald Mr. Payne. Washington tetter to the Brooklyn Eagle. s i . Anto Cnglnecr ler In Dayton I'syton, O., June IS. Nesrly A.' hundred engineer engsged In the iu tomobile and kindred Industrie are attend ng the mid-summer meeting of tbe society of automobile engi neers, which began In tht city to day with beadquartera at tbe Algon quin hotel. Tbe engineers . will spend the remainder of tb week in sessions devoted to business, profes sional CuKussloa and' recreation.