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Thought This Will Break Reign
of Violence.
They Grapple Boldly With the Situation
end Arrest all Who Violate the
Law?All Saloons
(By Associate Tros?.)
PAWTUCKET, R. !.. June lS.-Action
which the authorities hope means thc b<2
Citining of the end of the reign of vio?
lence incident'to the street railway strike
was taken to-day by High Sheriff Hunier
C. White, removing his deputy sheriffs
from the street cars. He did this on rep?
resentations made ?o him that tne dep?
uties accomplished no good purpose, but
incited tho crowds to violence.
Alter the withSrawal of these men the
city became quiet. The 1.S00 troops or?
dered out by Governor Kimball yester?
day are still on duty, but if conditions
warrant they will be withdrawn grad?
ually, lb? first insiaiment to leave to
ro..rrow There was no rioting during the
da?*. Seven men were arrested for misde?
meanor* committed in Pawtuckct. the
route of tho cars from "Providence to this
citv. The lines of the Pawtuckct city
svstrm of the United Traction Cf-mpany
we-e not In operation, and the lines in
Central Fall?s. Cumberland and Albion,
suburban towns, were tied up. To-mor?
row it if proposed to reopen the city r->s
?.,? una>r ihe protection of the police.
assisted bv th?* militia.
When tlie first car of the Pawtucket
Avenue line reached the ci'.v to-day it
was guarded bv companies of militia
and troops of cavalry, with machine
guns trailing along. The car was
escorted safely past the point where the
attacks of yesterday were made. The
crowd kept on the move, and ns soon as
th<-?rA W8S a siiro o? demonstration, ar?
rests were made, the prisoners being
locked up at the Siate Armory. They
will he turned over to th?? police. After
that cars on the avenue were operated
without ar.v further hindrance.
Th?-? military authorities* who were yes?
terday somewhat doubtful as to their
authority, grasped the situation with
vigor ?o-da.v. Orders were issued to
take notice of every infraction of the
peace and to arrest all who refused to
obey their commands. Persons fourni
shouting, placing obstructions on the
track or otherwise demonstrating were
arrested at the eight, and if any pro?
nounced demonstration was made by ?a
mob the orders were to warn the as?
semblage and then shoot if the injunc?
tions were not heeded.
The boy who was shot in the neck by
a deputy yesterday was still alive this
This afternoon Mayor Fitzgerald or?
dered all the saloons closed in order to
keep down any possible disturances dur?
ing the evening.
The Chain of Circumstantial Evidence is
Not Complete.
(Sl?ei-la3 Dicp.iteb In Tlie Time?.3
LA PORTE. IND., June 13.?The at?
torneys have had their say to-day in
tho Seay murder case at Noblesville.?
Before the defense rested its case it
made an effort to impeach the evidence
of John Knarr, engineer at tho mill, by
trying to show that he made a state
mciu irreconcilable with the. rest of the
State's evidence. The defense also pro?
duced some character witnesses and also
offoied the testimony of L. P. Fodrea,
father of the defendant, to sh?->w that
the allegc-d murderer was at home the
night of the assassination.
Those who spoke for the State were
Judge 1". J. Kane. Ralph K. Kane and
Prosecutor J. F. Beals. while the de?
fendant's case was argued ?'?"?" L. S.
Baldwin. Ira W. Christion and XV. S.
Chrlstion. The arguments will be com?
pleted to-morrow, when the case will go
to the jury.
It Is b??!ic5?-ed by some that the chain
oi circumstantial evidence is not as
strong as was expected before th-* trial.
On the other hand, it is ?conceded that
the defense was exceedingly weak. But
few as yet Pretend to guess what the
verdict will be. The defense contended
that the testimony presented by the
State was insufficient to overcome thc
presumption of innocence to which the
defendant is entitled.
He .c:aid the defense : proved bv the
Slate's own testimony that he was not
?sufficiently connected with the crime to
make it a transaction of On?* person, and
under the law the State 'must establish
such a condition of circumstances in or?
der to convict the defendant.
The defense also maintained that the
proof of Fodrea's unblemished reputation
tends to fortify the defense and estab?
lish the innocence of the accused.
Miss Levi, who said eslerday that
Fodrea was one of the men who called
at her house near the scene of the crimr
thirty minutes before the murder oc
currea, was impeached to-day by her
father, who said his daughter told him
two months ago. she could not possibly
identify Fodrea.
The case will reach the jury at noon
to-morrow. The opinion prevails that
the verdict will acquit Fodrea.
Rev. M. A. Martin Comes to the Wom?
an's College Next Session.
The Woman's College and Dr. Nelson
maiy be congratulated on having se?
cured R???.?. Melvin A. Martin as a
teacher d??ring the next session. Mr. Mar?
tin has during the last school year been
sociated with Rev. R.W. Crid?in in the
conduct of the Southside Female In?
stitute. He is an ?? A. graduate of
Richmond College, went from that insti?
tution to Chicago University and re?
mained several sessions. For one or
more sessions he taught in the Woman's
College, and gave the utmost satisfac?
Mr. Martin has prc*?-cn his aptitude as
? t?;acher. During the absence of Dr.
Nelson during the summer. Mr. Martin
will represent him. He will be at the
college daily from 9 to 1 and from 4 to 6.
Marshal Thompson Denies Having Sent
Deputies to Collieries.
(By A**.oelat<xi Pre?*.)
CHARLESTON. W. VA.. June 13?Can?
tato J. K. Thompson. United States mar
?SjaI. disclaims any responsibility for the
presence of his deputies at Collins Col?
liery Company at Glen Jean, and says if
they are there, it 1? as private citirens and
upon their own responsibility.
Tho oi?erators. it is eald. asked Thomp
Malt-Nutrine Is unlike the many other
preparations with similar names. It is a
pure. stren??rthcnlng. palatable malt tonic,
while others are simply a strong, dark
beer. Prepared only by the Anheuser
Busch Brewing AMOdatioa, Sl Louie,
son to enforce the injunction isstced In
1897, but he declined. It applies to five or
plx collieries and Is directed to Fred Dll
cher, Eugene Debs. Chris. Evans and sev?
eral others and their "associates, confed?
erates, ?agents and jn-omoters." Evans is
the only ono mentioned who is here now.
He is making no effort to violate the or?
der. It Is the general opinion here that
the injunction issued in 1S97 is not opera?
tive in this instance. Thompson has writ?
ten the? dcpntlc.- that they were not rcp
rcspntinjT his department.
The Mile Branch Company has made
concessions, reducing the price of po*>
der, allowing a nine-hour day and pay
every two weeks. The men voted to-day
to return to work. The granting of con?
cessions by the Hocking Valley and Mile
Branch operators, it is believed, will put
a new face on the strike In that section.
It Is the first break of the operators to
get their men to return to work, and other
operators will probably follow their ex?
An Interesting Topic Among Senators
Both Sides Claim Benefit.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. June 13.?The Presi?
dent's reciprocity message gave Sena?
tors a live topic of conversation to-day,
but so fr?r as yet apparent there is no
change in the situation. There was a
disposition on the part of the leaders
on both sides of the controversy to
claim, when speaking publicly, some ad?
vantage from the message. The straight
rc'ciprocity men urged th.at the effect
?would be to cause at least some of the
beet sugar Republicans to abandon their
opposition. They contended that many
o:1 them had misunderstood the attitude
of the President, and now that this had
been made clear ther?> could be no
longer any excuse for opposing a straight
reciprocity measure.
The beet sugar Tenders declared at the
close of the day that the message had
caused no loss whatever to them, and
that all those Senators who had stood
with them yesterday wero still with
Dr. Tompkins Elected Member of the
Judicial Council.
(By Aesociat-xl Frocs.)
SARATOGA, N. T.. June 33?The
American Medical Association this af
Urnoon adjourned to New Orleans the
second Tuesday in May, li?03.
The following officers were elected:
President, Frank Billings. Chicago";
First Vice-President. J. A. Witherepoon,
Tennessee: Second Vice-President, ?. (?.
F. Comstock, Saratoga Springs; Third
Vice-president. C. R. Holmes. Cleveland,
Ohio; Fourth Vice-President. James H.
Dunn. St. Paul; Treasurer, H. D. New?
man. Chicago: Secreatry George H. Sim?
mons. Chicago. Christopher Tompkins.
Virginia, was elect ed member of the
judicial council.
Mr. Ben. T. August is Re-elected Secre?
tary for Another Term.
The notable feature of the election of
officers at L>?''ve Lodge of Masons. No.
51. last night was the re-election of Mr.
Ben. T. August as s?jcretary. Mr.
August, who is well known as the city
clerk, has filled the position of secre
tarv of Dove T?odgo for a number of
terms with notable efficiency and faithful
n?ss. In this position he has come to be
regarded as a permanent and indispen?
sable fixture, a relation which those
familiar with the work of the City Council
recognize as similiar to that which he
boars to the city.
The other officers elected were: Walter
C. Mercer, master: George J. Hooper,
senior warden: E. P. Cox. junior warden;
H. T. Thornton, treasurer: Jefferson Wal?
lace, senior deacon; Dr. Alex. G. Brown,
junior deacon: Catien Conway. tiler, and
Rev. J. J. Gru van, and Rev. Drs. George
Cooper and H. A. Bagby, chaplains.
All Miners Who Do Not Obey Strike
Order to be Expelled.
(By Associated Press.)
WILKESEARRE. PA.. June 33.?The
work of the strikers in attempting to
bring out all men who are still in the
employ of the coal companies goes stead?
ily on. Their campaign against the en
i gineers, firemen and pumpmen is nearly
over, most of these men being out and
the union is riow paying more attention
| to the fire bospe?, clerks and o? ers w,io
j have taken the places of those wno qu?t.
? Pressure is being brought to bear on
; them in every possible way.
The miners' union is now planning to
expel from the organ-zation all engin?
eers, firemen and pumpmen who have
not yet obeyed the strike order. They
have been given until to-morrow night
to join the strikers, and if they do not
quit they will be expelled and their
names published throughout the region
as ""unfair" workmen.
Nothing developed here to-day wh.-ii
in any way changed the strike situation.
President Mitchell has nothing to give
out regarding the West Virginia situa?
Strikers Lose Ground.
(By Associated Tress.)
BLUEFIELD, W. VA.. June 13.?In the
Flat Top region the striking miners are
I steadily losing ground ana the operators
predict that within a week the strike
; will be a thing of the past. A large per?
centage of the men returned to work to
; day. and the loading throughout the
field was almost double that of yester
\ day. In the Tug River District it is
; different. But little coal was delivered
! there to-day. The output of this district
is small compared with the Elkhorn or
i Flat Top regions proper. The march of
j the strikers through the field to-day
! amounted to con*parath*ely nothing.
j There was only a small number of men
I in line, possibly not over one hundred
in all, and their war- Ineffectual. No
disturbances have been recorded so far.
He Seeks Information as to Venezuelan
(Bv A*soclsted Press.)
WASHINGTON. June 13.?Secretary
Hay has requested from Mr. Bowcn. at
Caracas, by cable a statement Of the
condition of affairs in Venezuela, particu?
larly with reference to shipping. Some
time ago the National Asphalt Company
was considerably embarrassed in its ef?
forts to provision and otherwise supply
its force of employes at La Felicidad by
reason cf a clash between the govern?
ment forces and tho insurgents on the
coast near that point. ' The Venezuelan
consul at Willcmstad. Island of Trinidad,
refused to clear the company's ship. Vik?
ing, for the mainland, because her desti?
nation was in the hands of the insur?
gents and was in a state of block?
British steamer Trent, which arrived
here? to-day from West Indian ports,?
brought papers and lettera from Venezue?
la dated June -Sth. but they did not con?
tain anything regarding the report from
Berlin of the bombardment of La Uuy
ra. although it was known that President
Castro has decided upon extreme meas?
ures to regain possession of Cuidad.
Bolivar and other towns captured by the
Work of a Tornado,
tlly Associated Press.)
MEMPHIS. TENN.. June 13.?A torna?
do demolished two houses and severely
injured seven people five miles east of
here to-day. The district visited by the
tornado is isolated.
Virginia Shirt Company to Build
a Factory.
Not a Half-Crop of Wheat in Loudoun
County?Reedville Said to be the
Richest Village of Its Size
in the United States.
CSnerlnl P?spate!? to The Times.)'
FREDERICK?-- ..... VA., June 13?
In the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania coun
ty the case of John 1. Jones vs. Rosa
C. Jones, daughter of James 'Jett, of
Spotsylvania county, which has been pend?
ini*? for fivo years, was decided by ?ludge
Mason in vacation here. The custody
of the child was given to tho mother, and
an absolute divorce was granted.
The Virginia Shirt Company has decided
to build a factory, and work on. thij
structure will begin at once on the site
recently purchased by the company on
the National Boulevard, near the depot.
The building will be of brick, 60x100 feet,
and will cost about $3.000. The enter?
prise will be put in operation as soon as
the building is complete??.
Mr. H. W. Willenbeucher. of this city.
has purchased for ?3.5G0. the farm on
the Rappahannock river, in Stafford
county, two miles below this city, con?
taining 310 acres, from Mr. E. R. Weid
man. Mr. Willenbeucher will make many
improvements to the property. It is very
desirably located, and he has already
refused an "advance offer for it.
Mr. R. H. Taylor fell from a scaffold
the distance of thirty feet, while repair?
ing the roof at the gas-plant, and nar?
rowly escaped death. He was badly in?
A visitor here from Loudoun cc-'-nty,
states that the wheat crop there, which
usually averages about twenty bushels
to the acre, will not yield this year more
than seven bushels to the acre.
Mr. J. W. Embrey. formerly of Stafford
county, but for a. number of years a
resident of Kansas City, has returned to
Virginia and accepted a business position
in this city.
Reedville, in the Northern Neck. Is said
to be the wealthies village of its size
in the United States. The last iV,T?*?*
years the population has greatly increas?
ed, and many improvements have been
made. It is situated on the Great Wi
comico River, has a handsome. bank
building, many beautiful modern resi?
dences, one of the finest Methodist
Churches in the. State, and a population
that is growing in wealth and numbers.
Her Shipping Interests Have Suf?
fered and Steps Will Be
Taken to Protect Them.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, June 14.?In a dispatch from
Paris, the correspondent of the Times
gives the substance of a long conversation
had with an eminent authority on French
steamship navigation on the subject of
the Atlantic shipping combine. Comment
is made upon the fact that J. Pierpont
Morgan had been in Paris, but that
"he had made no effort to se??, the Mes
sagiers, the Campagnle General Trans?
atlantique or any other steamship com?
pany, although he had been notified
through the United States Embassy at
Paris of the willingness of these com?
panies to talk with him.
The authority named said he considered
the shipping combine to be aimed at
France and the other countries not in?
cluded in it. He comp'.a'ned that the French
lines had already suffered enormously
from competition; that competition and
reduction had reduced their profits, and
that, consequently, the efforts of Mr.
Morgan will compel the French govern?
ment to take active measures to protect
French shipping.
His Visit Said Not to be Connected With
(Bv Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. June 13.-George
W. Perkins, one of the active members
of the firm of Pierpont Morgan and Com?
pany was among the callers at the White
House to-night and immediately after his
visit took the train for New York. It
was said in sources that should be well
informed that his visit was not in con?
nection with the coal strike, though that
matter may have been mentioned during
his talk with the President.
Hanover School.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
The closing exercises of the Hanover
?school. Miss Willie F. Schooler principal,
took place last night. The rooms were
crowded with an interested audience and
many were unable to gain admittance.
Rev .' W. D. Smith, of St. George's Epis?
copal Church, presided and a very
interesting programme of eighteen or
twenty numbers was rendered by the pu?
pils of the different grades. Rev. Dr.
j S. Dill, of the Baptist Church, de?
livered the medals to the successful stu?
dents for the leading prizes as follows:
Gold medal for highest average to Miss
Margaret Baker and silver medal for sec?
ond " highest average to Miss Mildred
Baker, both daughters of Mr. E. T. Ba
Icer? the silver medal for excellence to
'Mr*Harry McWhirt and for best progress
to Patrick Martin. Miss Schooler then
announced the distinctions, numbering
over? 250. The school has had'a pros
* perous year, with bright prospects for
next session.
Been at It a Long Time?
(Bv* Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. June 13.?Charles d?
? Shlveler, who was secretary?- and treae
urer of the American District Telegraph
in this city for many years, was arrested
to-day at the direction of District At?
torney Jerome. He was accused by
the company of peculations for half
dozen years amounting to between 516,
ono and ?*?7.?"0.. The case was referred to
thc grand jury? _?_
?,-?.? . -*??
Mr. M. Colgate Daughtrey and sister,
Miss Beatrice H. Daughtrey. have gone
to Sunbuny, N. C. to be attendants at tho
wedding of their cousin, and will thence
go to A'irginia. Beach for a few weeks
with their parents.
Mr. and Mts. W. L. Daughtrey and
family, of West Fr.anklin Street, have
gone to Virginia Beach for a few weeks.
Mr. George XV. Mosby, general man?
ager of the Electric Company of New
York, has returned to his home ?after a
pleasant visit to his relatives at No. 3103
East Broad.
Mrs. E. S. Haislip, who has been visit?
ing relatives in Roanoke, has returned to
the city.
Mr. Alexander Jones, who has been
here at the h'edside of Bishop Whittle,
has returned to Winchester. Mrs. Jones
is still here.
The Rev. F. Wooten Osborne, accom
| panieri T5y Master Masa Wright, of Law
! r?ncevilie, is visiting in Hanover county,
Mr. J. Thompson Brown, w-ho has been
| visiting his daughters, Mrs. P. F. Con
way and Mrs. Turner Hamlin, in Dan?
ville, has returned to the city.
| Mr. George Leigh, who was for a long
t time chief clerk of the Lexington Hot??!,
? is in the city. Mr. Leigh has boon spead
I ing his vacation with his father in S'juth
; ampton. and ?s now here on business. ,t
< Is probable that he will become identified
? w*ith another of the big hotels in this
city very soon, as his contract with the
j Lexington has expired.
Results at Cincinnati.
(By Associated Press.)
CINCINNATI. ?Tune 13.?Jockey Wedder?
strand was set down indefinitely for his
bad ride on Fpllplno. in the first race
at Latonia. to-drry. Summaries:
First race?six fjurlongs?Jim Gore II.
(15 to 1) first. Propino <S to ?) second,
Rice (6 to 1) t?XTd. Time, 1:151-4.
Second race?five furlongs?Bridal March
(7 to 1) won. Crime (25 to 1) second:
Lansing R. (10 to 1) third. Time, 1:031-4.
Third race?mile and twenty yards
Mandamus (10 to 1) first. Facade (3 to
1) second. Bentley ?. (40 to 1) third.
Time. 1:451-2.
Fourth race?mile, and a ?piarter, hur
Gold (fi to 5) second. Flora Belle (15 to
1) third. 'urne. 2:25.
Fifth race?six furlongs?Seyra (S to 5)
first. Miss Chapman (T to 1) second. Liz?
zie Loy (10 to 1) third. Time, 1:15.
Sixth race?mile and twenty yards?Nug
get (3 to 10) first, Bafneo. (5 to 1) second.
Temptress (1 to 1) third. Time. 1:43 1-4.
Death of James A Lyle?
(Special Dispatch to The Tim???.)
BEDFORD CITY, June 13?James A.
Lyle an honored and most highly es?
teemed citizen, died at his home, on the
suburbs, Thursday afternoon from the
effects of a stroke of paralysis, preceded
by gradually failing health. Mr. Lyle.
was a native of Bedford, where lie had
spent all his life, was a contractor and
builder, and was a. man of exceptional
intelligence and integrity of character and
was generally popular.
He enlisted at the beginning bf the
war of the States, and served tnroughout
tho struggle with distinguished courage
and fidelity te*? duty, always cool and
cheerful, and was said by his comrades
to be impervious to fear or surroundings
In battle.
He is survived by his wife and their
nine children, all of whom are grown, and
established in life, honored and prosper,??
The children are Misses Iva, Robertee,
Eugie. and Reba Lyle; alessrs. William
Lyle, a prominent druggist of Radford;
Edward ami Belfield 'Lyle, of Kansas;
Walter L. Lyle. a popular pharmacist of
Bedford C-.y, and Mr. Charles M. Lyle,
of Richmond, a?, of whom were present
during the last hours of their father's
The funeral services took place from his
residence Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock
conducted by Rev. XV. T. Henderson, as
sited by Rev. R. B. Scott
The pall-bearers who were selected from
Confederate veterans, some of whom had
served in thc army with him, were Hon.
H. C. Lowry, Messrs. J. F. Bondurant, XV
P. Hoffman. C. P. Hurt, and J. M. Daniel.
Mr. Manville?C. Neal, another gallant
soldier of the Confederacy, died at his
home at Center Point, on Wednesday,
at the age oi sixty, from consumption,
leaving a wife and six children.
The Ambulance.
The ambulance made four hurry calls
to treat men who had been overcome
bv heat. The first was at 9:30 A. M.
Carrie Cole, colored, became overcome at
one of the American Tobacco Company
plants. She was treated and left.
Mr William Lee was prostrated at 11
o'clock at Twelfth and Cary Streets.
Dr Svcle, of the ambulance, treated him.
Mr. John Carr was the third victim of
the weather. He was treated at 12:50
o'clock. Mr. R. L. Slaughter was over?
come at 6:30 P. M. He was treated and
left. . _
Telegraphic Brevities.
LONDON, June 13.?It is announced
hero to-day that St"*? Transvaal Boers sur?
rendered yesterday, bringing the total of
surrenders for all the colonies ti\o to
about 12,000.
BALTIMORE. MD., June 13.?The train?
ing ship Chesapeake, with Naval cadsts
aboard, which ran aground off Taylor's
Island in the Chesapeake Bay, got off In
four hours, and is now proceeding to?
wards Annapolis.
NEW YORK, June 13.?Charle." S.
Shiveler, who was secretary and treas?
urer of the American District Telegraph
Companv, in this city for many years,
was arrested to-day at the direction-of
District Attorney Jerome. He was ac?
cused bv the company of speculations
for- half a dozen years, ?amounting- to
between ~16.O0O and $17.000. The case was
referred to the grand jury.
WASHINGTON, Juno 13.?The Presi?
dent to-day signed the river and harbor
WASHINGTON. June 13.?J. A. Smith
was to-day appointed fourth-class post?
master at'Pough's Run. Va.
NEW YORK, June 13.?Mrs. Manice de?
feated Miss Hecker in the semi-finals for
the Metropolitan championship and Mrs.
Hernandez won from Mrs. Shlppen. Mrs.
Manice and Mrs. Hernandez wall play tne
final match to-morrow.
1er, of Montgomery. Ala-, the Boston po?
lice to-day arrested Lucius Sanders,
twenty-five years old, for the alleged
murder of a baker. In Montgomery, in
July, 1S01. Sanders denies the charge.
LANCASTER, PA., June 13.-Pasturage
has been obtained at Colorarne for more
than 3.000 mine mules from the Schuyl
kill coal region. Quarters have been en?
gaged for., all summer
He Welcomes an Investigation of
of His Expenditures.
Literature Distributed in This Country
With a View to Throwing Light on
the Situation in Cuba and the
Needs of the Island,
(By Associated Tress.)
BOSTON, June 13?During his visit to
this city to-day. General Leonard Wood,
formerly Governor-General of Cuba, ex?
pressed himself in no uncertain terms
regarding tho alleged irregularities in the
expentliture of Cuban Government funds
in the interest of reciprocity. He de?
clared that acting as a truste?*; for the
island, he had spent the money to good
purpose, and had done simply what any
?rood arministrator would have done in
like circumstances.
General Wood said:
"There is nothing in connection with
my administration of Cuba that I wish
to cover \tp. Talk of investigation is
welcome to me. Every expenditure that
was made was free and above board.
"So far as I can see. there was noth?
ing new brought out by the testimony of
Mr. Th?rber. It. perhaps, accentuated
a little the needs of Cuba as regards re- ?
ciprocity with this country.
"I was acting as a trustee for Cuba;
I simply used Mr. Thurber's mailing list
as the best means of distributing the
literature on reciprocity and this -?vas
well known before the examination of
Mr. Thurber by the Senate Committee.
In my opinion, the opposition to tariff
reciprocity with Cuba has proceeded upon
lines of misapprehension. I took it upon
myself to place the facts before the
people of the United States as I saw
them. There seemed to be no one else
to undertake the task.
"What I did I considered best for the
Industrial salvation of the islands. Th
reason I took it up with Mr. Thurber
was that he represented $0,000 thinking
people in this country. I dealt with him
simply as a bureau of information, and
through him G distributed the information
I wanted to place beforr* the American
people. My position was identical with
that of the trustee of an estate who
finds it incumbent upon himself to refute I
unjust claims upon tho estate upon which j
he is called to administer. Any man would
be false to his trust who did not do
all in his power to contest such claims,
and that is all I did." !
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Admits the Murder of Dent and Says i
Was Due tc Whiskey,
(Bv Associated Press.)
WHEELING, W. VA.. June 13.?Ferry
Christian, the Fayette county murderer,
vas hanged this afternoon at the State j
penitentiary, at Moundsville. The drop |
fell at 5:15.
Christian faced" the gallows bravely,
admitted his crime and attributed it to
excessive use of whiskey. Christian
killed William Dent.
Sociat Instincts of Ants
In order not to leave my readers under
the imoression of crime among ants, '
shall close with the account of a.trait-ot
devotion to the common weal, writea Au?
gust Forel in The International Montili,
for June. 1302. A swarm of Formica pra
tensis was closely pressed in its nest d>
an array of the same species, and crowds
of ?alarmed defenders issued trom the en?
trances to the nest and ilew to take part
In the iig>?~. Like Satan, the tempter of
old, I placed near them a beautiful drop
of honev on a piece* of paper. At any
other time the honey would have been
covered in a few Instants with ants gorg?
ing themselves, but this time, numerous
working ants came upon it. tasted It for
scarcely a second, and returned to it
restlessly three or four times. Conscien?
tiousness, the feeling of duty. Invariably
prevailed over gormandism, and they left
the honey to go and be killed while de?
fending the community. I am bound to
own. however, that there are ants less
social, in whom gormandism does prevail.
Compared to the manners of other so?
ciable animals, and especially to those
of man, the manners of ants exhibit a
profound and fundamental aggregation of
facts of convergence, due to their social
life. Let me mention devotion, the in?
stinctive sentiment of duty, slavery, tor?
ture, war. alliances, the raising of cattle,
gardening, harvesting, and even social
d?g?n?rescence through the attraction of
certain harmful means of enjoyment. It
would be ridiculous and erroneous to see
in the fulfilment of this series of acts, in?
dividual reasoning, the result of calcu?
lated reflection, analogous to ours. The
fact that each is fixed and circumscribed
within one species, as well as the fatal?
istic character it has in that species, prove
this superabundantly. But It would be as
grave a mist.ake to refuse to recognize
the deep natural laws that are concealed
under this convergence. Is tho case differ?
ent as regards our actions though they
are Infinitely more plastic and more com?
plex Individually? I do not believe it.
I have been unable to give more than
a short sketch of the social life of ants.
Let each one study it for himself, and he
will experience in doing so the deep en?
joyment that comes from sounding the
secrets and laws of nature, wHSIe a> the
same time he will enjoy the most delight?
ful satire upon human wretchedness and
will perceive at ?east the main lines of
a social example that we ousrht to be
able to imitato, thou?h wo cannot do so,
on account of the too larire doso of ego?
tistical and ferocious instincts that we
have Inherited from our ancestors.
Good Stories of Cecil Rhodes.
While the late Cecil Rhodes, diamond
king and empire builder, did not pose as
a phiiosopher. nor even an a man ?f
leming, he had far more than ordinary
insight and shrewdness, as his career
showed, and some of the sententious ut?
terances that fell from his lips are well
worthy of quotation. "Life is too short,
after ?all." he used to say, "to worry
about provious lives. Trom the cradle to
tho grave?what is it? Three days at the
seaside. Just that and nothing more.
But although it is only three days wc
must be doing something. I cannot spend
my time throwing stones into the water.
But what is wcith while doing?" When
asked how- he proposed to carry his Cate?
to-Cairo telegraph across the Soudan,
which was then under the dominion of
the Khalifa, hi replied: "Oh, leave it to
ihe. ' I never met men yet that I could
not come to an agreement with, and I
shall be able to fix things up with the
Khalifa right enough when the time
comes." This is the germ of the fictiun
that ' credited Mr. Rhodes with having
declared that he never met a man lie
could not buy! ."I say that the day will
coihe when the wars of the world will
be.tariff wars; that is golrg to be the
futuro policy of the world." "It" is no
use for us to have big ideas if we have
not got the money to carry them out."
Rhodes once remarked to General Gor?
ami.?Leslie's Weekly.
Scent in Birds..
Animals follow their noses with uner?
ring instinct. A dog identified his master
by smelling him. A goat picks her kid
from an enclosure of a hundred with her
nose. After a separation, a cow is never
satisfied with her calf until she has tho?
roughly smelled it. * . ? * The fcath
Brewed from carefully selected barley and hops ? never permitted to
leave the brewery until properly aged.
ered family are so deficient as to smell
and taste that they go anywhere and eat
anything. I have seen birds content<*dly
brooding about slaughter hous-js ar.d
sewer discharges, where tha air was so
contaminated that my borse would turn
up its nose, draw its lip??? back from it?
teeth and groan, and I could only secure
my materiiil by working with a cloth
dipped in disinfectant bound ever my lips
and nostrils. The birds eat unspeakable
things. It is nothing to find them raking
the river banks for worms at the Very
mouth of a sewer discharge. * * * Some
of our golden noted, gayly-plumaged
birds, that hare been sung by poets and
jiainted by artists, may he found in the
fields complacently picking the undigest?
ed corn from the droppings of the herds
tho.v follow. Beyond all <*uestion. the
birds have sight and the animals scent,
but where each is rlefective in one of
senses it seems compensated for by the
greater degree in which/it possssscs ihe
We Scribes.
The builders of cities, of world.**, are w.
The unnamed scribes ami of unknown
worth ;
For wc aro the kirumen of Prosrrs?*. and
The. one Prince wo serve on the whole
wide earth.
Nor gold, nor glory, nor name we claim?
We ask but the tight, unfettered to i
fight: j
To name a wrong by its shameless name?:
To slay the wrong for the love of the
The sentries of cities, of worlds, are we.
Each standing alone on his high watch
We are looking away to the land, to the
We have only a lamp In the?midnignt
Then leave us the right to fight or to
As God may will, in the front of the
L'nchaHenger!, unquestioned for the good
of all.
For the truth that lives, for the love
of the Right.
The givers of glory to na.ions are we.
The builders of shafts and of monu?
To soldiers and daring great men of the
But we are the homeless, strange
dwellers; in tents.
With never a tablet or high-built stone.
Yet what care we who go down in the
Though we live unnamed, though we die
If only we ?rive and wo die for thc
There are brighter things in this world
than gold.
There are nobler things in this world
than name
To silently do with your deeds untold.
To silently die unnolsecl to fame.
Then forth to the fight, unname?! and
Let us lead the world to its destined
Enough to Know, if but this he known.
We live ami die jn the ranks for the
?Joaqu?n Miller?From "Memorie and
Rime." 1? unk & Wagnalls Company,
New York.
Down a Mountain Grade at the Rate o
Two Miles a Minute.
On the Western Maryland Railroad nine
cars recently parted from a freight train
at Highfield. Md., and ran down tho
mountain- side for a distance of twenty
miles. Highfield is at the top of the Blue
Ridge Mountains, and the place of great?
est elevation on the road. A flagman
was on that portion of the train which
rap away, but he found it impossible to
check the ever-increasing r.p?--ed. At a
point near Edgemont three of the cars
were derailetl and crushed into some
buildings beside the track, completely
demofishing them. The remaining six
cars were finally brought to a standstill
at Hagersf.own. after making the twenty
mile trip in a little more than ten min?
utes. The flagman who was on the cars
suffered no further harm than a severe
nervous shock.
The Camera in Gardening.
The b.-'st pr?paration for gardening is
to go afield and see the thing? that grow
there. Take photographs m order to
focus your attention on specified objects,
to concentrate your observation, to train
your artistic sense*. An ardent admirer
of Nature once tolti me that he neve?
knew Natur?? until he purchased ?t
camera. If you have a camera, stop
taking pictures of your friends an?l thc
making of mere souvenirs, and try the
photographing of planta ariti animais and
small landscapes. Notice that the grount*
glass of your camera concentrates and
limits your landscape. The bord?r piece-*
frame it. Always sec how your picture
iooks on the ground glass before you
make your *>xpost.'ire. Move your camera
until you have an artistic composition
one that will have a pictorial or pic?
turesque character. Avoid snapch'ji.?
for stich work as this. Take your time.
At thc end or" a year tell me if you arc
not a nature lover. If to-day you c,?\re
for only pinks and roses and other prim
Lowers, next year you will arimire als?~
the weedy tangles, the s?pruy of wild
convolvulus'on the old fenoe. the vi..
ter stalks of the sunflower, the dripping
water trough by the roadside, the aban?
doned bird's rest and the pose of the
grasshopper.?Country Life in America.
Staggering Cost of the Boer War.
The latest estimates of what the Boer
War has cost Great Britain place tho
figures at ?l,2M,W?.0?Xi up to the present
time. This exceeds by G??#.<>>).0<>) the
cost of our war with Spain, to say noth?
ing of what wc have gained as the fruit.s
of the contest, and is nearly, one-fourth
r,f 'the total amount that this republic
hi.s expended in all its wars since it was
established over a hundred years ago.
President Kruger's promise that Groat
Britain would. pay a price for her, ce?:T
nuest of the Eoers that would stagger
humanity is thus being literally fulfilled.
?Leslie's Weekly.
Whsre the Fun Comes In.
"Oh. yes." said the young housekeeper,
"I keep a complete set of household ac?
count books, and it"3 more fun than a
"Fun!" ejaculated the neighbor.
"Yes. indeed- I enjoy it so much."
"Enjoy what?"
"Why, watching my husband trying
! to straighten them cut fur mo. of
cour.se. 1 get him to do it about once a
l week.* s
Lord? De Freyne Charges Them
With Conspiracy.
Says They May be Imprisoned but that
They Will Ultimately Triumph.
Action Grows Out of
Tenant Troubles.
(l'y Asn_l_te-_ P.?????? )
DUBLIN, June 13.?At tho instance of
Lord De Freyne a writ has been issued
against a large number of members ot
the Irish Parliamentary party on tha
charge of conspiracy in connection with
tiie tenant trouble on the De Freyne
estate, Koscotnmon county. Among tho
defendants are John Redmond. John
Dillon, XV. J. O'Brien. Judge Swift Mac
N*-ilt, Conor O'Kelly and the members
of the standing committee of the Unitedl
Irish League, which includes Michael
Davitt and a number of former mem?
bers of Parliament. The Freeman's
Journal is also a defendant. Lord D<3
Freyne seeks an injunction and dann
Altogether thirty writs tuave been is?
sued. The action is really taken by tha
Landlords' Association, and it Is the be?
ginning of a struggle of the organized
landlords against the United Irish League,
which is likely to be severe and f?ar
re.iching, as tho l.andlijrds have ampia
John Redmond. In an interview to
nicht, frankly admitted that this was
the biggest movo the landlords, with tha
support of Dublin Castle, had yet tm
d>-rtakcn against th- Irish national mnve<
ment. He said he regarded the Del
Freyne action as evidence of recogni?
tion of tho fact that the attempt of
Mr. Wyndham. the chief secretary fot?
Ireland, to suppress tho United Iris'n
League had failed, and that in his min*.
thore was no doubt that Dublin Castla
was an activo ally in tho prosecutions.
Mr. Redmond was equally confiden?
of the issue. He said:
"The Irish loaders may bo imprisoned
for Indefinite periods and their property
may bo ?attached, yet ultimately the
Irish cause will triumph."
William Redmond. James O' Kelley,
Patrick O'Brien. John Haden. Sir
Thomas Esmondo. Patrick McHugh and
some of the best known priests in Ire
hand are also among the defendants in
the action of Lord Do Freyne.
Engineer's Solicitute?A Fall Fair at
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
FUrrVTLK. VA., June 13.?No. 33
nctthbound passenger train on the Sou
board Air Line, this afternoon dashed
into the rear end of stationary frioght No.
23. at Macon. ?. C about ninety mIIo3
south of Suffolk. Engineer Boya. News
Agent-Wilson, and Mr. Stainback. a trav?
eling man, of Wojdon, were injurtd.
The engineer jumped and was uncon?
scious when picked up. His first Inquiry
on oomir.g to w.Ts whether anybody was
killed. It is believed all tho injured will
recover. The passenger engine and fouc
cars were more or less wrecked..
The Suffolk Fair Association was re?
vived to-night, when at a meeting of
stcckholders J. L. Parker was elected
president and J. Walter Hosier secretary.
There will lie a county fair in October?
Cannot Use Cofor.
(By Associated Preis.)
WASHINGTON. June 13.?Commissioner
Yerkes. of the Internal Revenue Bureau,
has settled the contested question as to
whether butter or any other Ingredient
artificially colored may be used in
the manufacturo of oleomargarine
without increasing the tax from *i of a
cent to ten cents a pound by issuing a
r?siliation which holds in effect that no
artificial coloring matter whatever can
be used In any way in the manufacture of
oleomargarine, -without increasing the
tax as stated.
No Rice From Bremen.
(Py Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON*. D. C. June 13.?Irt
view of the fears understood to be enter?
tuined by parties In the United States In?
terested in the rice business, that larg?
r;u ?r.tities of that product arc beins
shipped to the Danish West Indies from
Bremen, to be brought into the Uniteci
States free of duty when tho purchase of
the islands shall have been finally con?
sult mated, the State D?part.nent mad?
public to-day ? report front United State?
Consul Diedrich. dated May 17th, bearing
on that subject. The consul says that ha
has: investigated the situation and has be?
come satisfied that not one ounce of rice
has gone from Bremen to the islands
since January 1. 1W>.
Two Old Pennies.
Two old pennies, found between th*
walls of the house pa Sh.adwell. In which
j Jefferson was born, are in the possession
?i a gentleman now in this city. The
?oins beat* tho dates, one o? LSC0 and
he other. 1S0L
Another Dies From Injuries.
(Cy Associato! Press.)
I?. Topklns, of Nashville, an express mes
r.en%er helper, is dead as the result of
injuries received in yesterday's wreck on
tito Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis
Railway near Summit. T<*nn. The report
i of tho death of Express Messenger Webb
was erroneous. He will live.
All of the injured are doing well ?t Er?
langer Hospital.
Hot at Knoxville
tp.y AssocUted t*T?s?s.)
KNOXVILLE. TENN.. June 13.?The
past two days have? been the hottest Juna
days experienced here in years. Yest-ir
dav the record of thirty-one years was
broken when the temperatura reach??!
101 on the streets. To-day there was ft.
-?light decrease.
"I suppose." said tne tourist, "that the
race cuesti?n is a pretty hard on? ta un?
derstand." "G don't know why it 9hout<l
be. sah." repliea the Southern**-*: "tr*e
dovru in olack and wh!te."-._?Ml*d_lpl*:!_i

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