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« VOL. 30. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1003. NO. 157. DEFENSE IN TILLMAN CASE WILL PROVE GONZALES CARRIED GUN Witness Says Editor Declared He Would Shoot Tillman If He Batted His Eyes OTHERS TESTIFY THE! HAD HEARD HIM MAKE THREATS - / Representative of State Is Said to Have Told a Man That Tillman Had Better Have a Weapon If He Attacked Gonzales. Lexington, S. C„ October 7,-The defense In the case of J. H. Tillman entered upon the presentation of its side of the case, Solicitor Thurmond having announced when the trial was resumed today that the state would rest. No further testi mony was offered by the state. Nine wit nesses for the defense were heard today. It is estimated that the defense will con sume the remainder of the week with its witnesses. Juror Sharp, who has been sick for the past three days, was able to sit through today, although court was ad journed an hour earlier on his account. Counsel for tho defendant first renewed the motion made early in the trial that the court instruct the jury to dlsregv.d all testimony given by witnesses for the state showing a weapon in the posesston of the defendant prior to the shooting. The court ruled the testimony to be com petent. More Editorials Read. Editorials from the Columbia State re ferring to the defendant were read by the counsel for the defense and offered in ev' dence. The court In ruling upon a point in controversy stated to the jury that the purpose for which the editorials wereme ing read to the jury was to show the feel ing that existed between the defendant and N. G. Gonzales. The first witness called by the defense was T. D. Mitchell, who lived in Columbia in 1902. He testified that he had a con versation with N. G. Gonzales relative to J. H. Tillman, reciting that he stated Gonzales said concerning the defendant. The witness said among other things: "He said I can slap his face and he would not resent it. and he said if he ever bats his eyes at me I'll fill him so full of lead that he will never be able to tote it off.'1 The witness said that he subsequently told Mr. Tillman what he stated what Mr. Gonzales said to him. On cross-exam ination he said he forced the conversation on Mr. Gonzales. A. K. Flow.ers, who formerly was a street car conductor in Columbia, testified that during the summer of 1902 Mr. Gon zales and three other men were riding on his car. He said that while he was collecting fares they were discussing pol itics and that he heard Mr. Gonzales say if Mr. Tillman was elected he would never be seated. Witness added luat he heard Mr. Gonzales say "he would kill the rascal." On cross-examination witness saiu lie had not told of this until two months ago and said that he first wrote it to the de fendant. Ought to Be Lead. P. H. Hughes of Warenton stated that he had and some other men, naming them, met Mr. Gonzales in Main street 111 Columbia during the campaign of 1902. Witness said he asked Mr. Gonzales at that time if he did not think he was doing Mr. Tillman a great injustice, and that Mi1. Gonzales replied he woudl do greater injustice after election and "it ought to be lead.” August Blalock verified testimony given by P. W. Hughes of Warrenton. N. B. Cheshire, a printer of an Ander son, S. C., newspaper, was asked to stale what he told Mr. Tillman at a campaign meeting in Anderson in 1900. Objection was raised by counsel for the state on the ground that the statement was not made by Mr. Gonzales and consequently hearsay. The Jury was sent out when the witness said: "1 told him a representative of The State inewspaper) told me that Gonzales called a gun for him, and that he had better not Jump on him witli a Btl k, for, if he did, he would shoot h-1 out of him.” After a lengthy argument by counsel extending beyond the dinner recess, the court ruled that the testimony was com petent, when the witness made the state ment before the jury. The representative of The State refer red to, he said, was Mr. Geer, subscrip tion solicitor for the paper, and said the conversation with Mr. Geer occurred on a train between Newberry and Ander son. The witness was in Colonel Till mjin's regiment, and on cross-examina tion said he paid particular attention to the statement, as he wanted to tell Mr. Tillman what was said. He said when he told the defendant he looked as if he hurt him, and that he made no reply. Wanted to Heap It. The witness detailed the conversation which led up to what he stated, as was said by Mr. Geer, and which he said be gan with an Inquiry as to whether the "soldier boys" were going to support Mr. Tillman. Henry S. Head of Augusta, Ga„ said he was in Columbia one year ago this month, and that he was around with Mr. Tillman, and said that after parting with him and while in company with H. B. Simms, a man who he did not know but whom he was subsequently told was X. O. Gonzales, met them, and that Mr. Gonzales asked him If he was the man who was out riding with Mr. Tillman. "I told him I was,” he said. "He ask ing where at, I told him I left him at the transfer station." H. B. Simms of Graniteville gave simi lar testimony. R. S. Anderson of Edgefield, an em ploye of the United States senate, after stating that he was In Edgefield during the summer of 1902, denied that he had held any conversation with Mr. Tillman In a livery stable In Edgefield in which the expression "get at him” was used, or that he had engaged In any conver sation with Mr. Tillman regarding Mr. Gonzales as testified to In this trial. James Davis, the last witness called, had but begun on his testimony when Judge Cary ordered an adjornment that the sick juror might not be overtaxed. SUBMARINE BOAT RAMS TORPEDO BOAT DOHLGREU New York, October 7.—The submarine torpedo boat Shark during a trial at Greenport, L. I., today rammed the tor pedo boat Dahlgren, which with her crew of seven men, barely escaped sinking. Junior Lieutenant C. Nelson took the Shark out for a trial and steamed out into the middle of the bay, making sev eral quick dives. When she reached the opposite shore she headed back for a long spin under the water. She poked her nose under the dtlrface and dived down fifty eight feet. It was planned to run three and a half miles at tne rate of six and one-half miles an hour. Those on shore who figured when seh would rise were be coming alarmed when she did not appear, when suddenly she arose less than twenty feet from the Dahlgren which was lying at the dock. Lieutenant Nelson signalled to reverse her engines, but her head was too strong and she crashed into the port side of the Dahlgren, lying at the pier. Water immediately rushed Into the Dahlgren and she settled alarmingly. The Bteam pump was set working and after half an hours hard work got con trol of the water. Lieutenant Nelson said afterward that the strong ebb tide made the Shark mo mentarily unmanageable. TOWN DEMOLISHED | AND THREE KILLED KANSAS TORNADO CAUSES LOSS OF LIFE AND DESTRUCTION OF MUCH PROPERTY—A LIST OF CASUALTIES. I Emporia, Ivan., October 7.—Three per sons killed outright, two fatally injured and fourteen others more or less serious ly hurt, with enormous property loss, is the net result of tornadoes that prevail ed near Hamilton, Greenwood county, and near Aliceville, which has 200 inhab itants, and was practically demolished. Wires were prostrated and the extent of the storm was not learned until today. The list of casualties may yet be incom plete. The dead near Hamilton: Edith Bailey, daughter of W. E. Bailey. Mr. Gilham, father of Mrs. John Bailey. Unknown man. The injured near Hamilton: W. E. Bailey, two sons, two daughters, one son, Ollie, fatally hurt; H. Berlin, wife and child; E. S. Manis and wife. At Aliceville and vicinity: William Bruce, fatally; four members of the fam ily of John Earlwine, none dangerously; young daughter of J. W. Whorton, seri ously. Heavy rain and wind storms were gen eral all over Central Kansas last night. With the exception of those near Hamil ton and Aliceville and vicinity, however, only minor damage was done. WESTERN UNION CO. LOSES. U. S. Court of Appeals Reverses Cass Against Bell Co. Boston, Mass., October 7.—A decision involving a large amount and reversing the finding of the United States circuit court, was sent down today by the United States circuit court of appeals in the case of the Western Union Telegraph I company, et al. vs. the American Bell Telephone company. A master’s report in the case, which held that the plaintiff could not recover in the suit seeking an accounting for certain shares of stock, in companies leased by the Bell company, under a contract made in November, 1879, was confirmed by the United States cir cuit court. Appeal was taken and the court of appeals holds that the plaintiff can recover. The suits grew out of the alleged ac tion of the Bell company in changing its course of business, and receiving stock in part return for rental of the tele phones, in which rental the Western Union claimed to have a share of 20 per cent under contract for patents furnish ed. The telegraph company alleged^that the. total amount of stock, said to aggre gate about 518.000,000, was as much rental as the cash received, and sued to recover the property alleged to belong to it. INVESTIGATION PROCEEDS. New Disclosures in Kansas City Board of Education. Kansas Cit, Mo., October 7.—As the in vestigation of the alleged corruption of persons connected with the Kansas City, Kan., board of education proceeds new disclosures of a sensational nature aro brought to light. Today an agent of a brick paving concern made a sworn state ment charging that members of the board of education came to him and demanded a certain sum of money as the consider ation of the contract for the work of pav ing sidewalks and streets around a school building. The agent in his statement says that he protested that the sum was too much, when he says the members of the board of education told him that If he did not pay the sum demanded he could not get the contract. The proprietor of a manufacturing com pany which had the contract for cleaning the basements of schools in Armourdale after June flood, today made the charge that he had to make valuable concessions to a member of the board of education be fore he could secure contracts. For one contract, he says, the members of the board got $412. NEGRO SHOOTS WHITE MAN. Crowd Attempted to Flog Him and One Is Killed. Henderson, Tex., October 7.—Late last night, a party of young white men went to the home of Bob Williams, a negro, for the purpose of flogging him for some alleged offense not clearly stated. The negro had warned them not to approach, but they continued to ad vance, when the negro fired, killing Charles Brown, a young man recently from Georgia, and wounding a young man named Gersett. The negro is in the hands of the sheriff, who will prob ably spirit him away. Archbishop Kain Rests Easily. Baltimore, October 7.—Archbishop Kain of St. Louis was reported at midnight by his attendants at St. Agnes sanitarium to be asleep and resting easily. His physi cians said tonight his enfeebled condition precluded all possibility of an operation for appendicitis, which they think will he essential before a permanent recovery is possible. MORGAN WAS TO HAVE FIRST SALE AN INTERESTING STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH ILL-FATED U. S. SHIPBUILDING COMPANY MADE BY LEROY DRESSER. New York, October 7.—One of the most interesting statements in connection with the formation of the ill-fated United States Shipbuilding company, told by Le Roy Dresser, in legal proceedings today, was that after a pool of 200,000 preferred and 250,000 common stock had been placed in the hands of Harris, Gates & Co., It was agreed that none of this stock should be marketed until 250,000 preferred and 25,000 common, owned by J. P. Mor gan & Co., and 75,000 each kind owned by C. M. Schwab, had first been sold. Mr. Dresser told also of his original agreement as president of the Trust com pany of the Republic to obtain the under writing of $3,000,000 of United States Shipbuilding company stock; how this was increased to $4,750,000 by the fallu.e of the French subscribers to pay up; how Mr. Schwab came to offer him Bethlehem works to the Shipbuilding company, and how J. P. Morgan &. Co. then came inti the transaction. Motion Is Refused. New-ark, N. J., October 7.—Supreme Court Commissioner John A. Miller hand ed down a decision refusing to grant the motion of Assistant District Attorney Parker for the discharge of the cruiser Chattanooga, which Is In the hands ot iha sheriff of Union county, who seized It some time ago In attachments Issued 'n favor of material and men who hold claims ngainst It aggregating $34,102. The cruiser Is in the Crescent ship yards at Elizabeth, under construction. It was part of the work In the hands of the United States Shipbuilding company when that concern was turned over to a re ceiver. MASONS ELECT OFFICERS. Arthur G. Pollard of Lowell, Mass., Is General Grand High Priest. Little Rock, Ark., October 7.—At today's session of the third triennial convocation of Royal Arch Masons of the United States the following officers were elected: General Grand High Priest—Arthur G. Pollard, Lowell, Mass. Deputy Grand High Priest—John E. Days, Paris, Ills. General Grand King—William C. Swain, Milwaukee. General Grand Scribe—Nathan Kingsley, Austin, Minn. General Grand Treasurer—John M. Car ter, Baltimore. General Grand Secretary—Christopher G. Fox, Buffalo, New York, re-elected. General Grand Captain of the Host— Bernard G. Witt. Henderson, Ky. General Grand Principal Sojourner—Geo. E. Corson, Washington, D. C. General Grand Royal Arch Captain— Frederick W. Craig, Des Moines, Iowa. General Grand Master, third veil—Wil liam F. Kuhn, Kansas City. General Grand Master, second veil—Bes lor O. Brown, Topeka. Kan. General Grand Master .first veil—Charles N. Rlx, Hot Springs. MINE 'YORKERS SENTENCED. Prominent U. M. W. of A. Men Vio lated Injunction at Briceville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn., October 7.—For violating an injunction restraining United Mines Workers’ officials from trespassing on the property of the Tennessee Coal company at Briceville, Tenn., Chancellor Kyle at Clinton, Tenn., today fined and sentenced the following officials: F. L. Rice, national organizer, who came from Iowa, was sentenced to 80 days in jail; Robert Vaughan, $350 and 70 days; J. H. Saylor, $100 and 20 days; G. L. Rice, $50 and 10 days; — — Andrews, $50 and 10 days. Defend ants appealed to the supreme court and made bond. Passengers Shaken Up. Greensboro, N. C., October 7.—The through vestibule train between Wash ington and Atlanta ran into a material train two miles north of here at 7 o’clock tonight, badly shaking up a number of passengers, many of whom were at Bupper, but doing no serious damage to any one. V. W. Duvall of Hyattsville, Md.; H. D. Baker of Wash ington, mail clerk, and L. A. Stone, ex press messenger of Pilot Mountain, N. C., were slightly Injured. First re ports stated twenty-seven passengers were killed. Accused Men Surrender, New York, October 7.—H. C. Hallen back of the firm of Wynkoop, Hollen back of the firm of Wynkoop, Hallen this city, and Norman B. Metcalf, the assistant manager of the firm, surren dered themselves to United States Marshal Henckel today, in answer to indictments charging conspiracy in connection ^Ith a contract made with the money order department of the postoffice, j The men furnished $10,000 ' " —*- for their appearance in CHAMBERLAIN IS NOT' NOTED Former Colonial Secretary Con tinues His Fiscal Campaign ASKS PERTINENT QUESTIONS Inquired of His Audience Why All Pro tective Nations Prospered More Than the United Kingdom. No Satisfactory Reply, London, October 7.—Continuing his fis cal campaign, Mr. Chamberlain tonight addressed a meeting of 4000 persons in the town hall of Greenock, a Beaport on the Clyde, twenty-two miles from Glasgow. He Bpoke for one hour and a quarter and dealt particularly with the question of retaliation and reciprocity. Mr. Chamberlain asked why all protective nations prospered more than the United Kingdom. If the Cobdenites could satis factorily answer, he would ask to be al lowed to hide his diminished head. His occupation would be gone. Mr. Chamberlain referred to the enor mous output of the United States Steel corporation works and the diminishing home demand in the United States for steel, owing to the financial difficulties, reduction in railroad construction, etc. He quoted from an American paper an in terview with a director of the steeel cor poration on the falling demand in which the director declared they had no Inten tion of diminishing the output and throw ing out of employment thousands of American work men. Instead they would invade foreign markets. Mr. Chamberlain contended that this steel would be sent to Great Britain, the only free market, and said: "I warn you that within two or three years you will have dumped here 1,000. 000 tons of American Iron and thousands of British workmen will lack employment for the sole benefit of American m^nufac tures and workmen. I sympathize with American workmen, but after all I belong to England and am not cosmopolitan enough to see the happiness and prosper ity of American workmen secured by the starvation and misery of the British. ’ Concluding his general restatement, the speaker said that agriculture in Great Britain was practical 1> destroyed, tne sugar trade was gone, tl *» silk trade was gone, the iron an i woo. ndtistries .verc threatened and the same fate would come to the cotton trade. Bannerman Dont Believe It. London, October 8.—Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, the liberal leader, In a state ment on Mr. Chamberlain's policy, which | is published this morning, says he does not attach much importance to the stories of "Stagnant trade and tottering em pire.” Sir Henry writes: "We ought to hold fast to the traditional colonial policy of friendly union combined with fiscal freedom.” GROUT AND FORNES OUT. Citizens' Union of New York Rescinds Their Nomination. New York. October 7.—An uncertainty regarding the action of the Citizens' unloN and republican organizations on the ques tion of ousting Messrs. Grout and Fornes from the fusion ticket was removed to night when both conventions reconvened and voted unanimously to rescind the nominations for comptroller and alder manic president, named at the organiza tions convention, and to nominate instead Frederick \V. Heinrichs of Brooklyn and E. J. McGuire of Manhattan. Not much credence Is given to the rumor that Robert B. Roosevelt, uncle of the President, has been asked to take the Tammany nomination for president of Manhattan borough. The nominations of Messrs. Heinrichs and McGuire were accepted unanimously. Mr. Heinrichs was a candidate for lieu tenant governor on the gold democratic ticket 1898, for president of the borough of Brooklyn on the Low ticket In 1897, and for state attorney general on the cit izens union ticket In 1898. Mr. McGuire Is an assistant corporation counsel. The chaotic condition of the democratic organization in Brooklyn was made evi dent tonight when Martin Lyttleton, the democratic candidate for borough presi dent, made his first campaign speech at the Seymour club. Mr. Littleton was In troduced just after resolutions endorsing all the candidates on the city ticket were read and unanimously carried amid cheers. He Immediately launched Into a speech condemning the course of Leader Murphy and the delegates from Tam many hall at the convention, and made It plain that the Brooklyn leaders would not support either Mr. Grout of Mr. Fornes. TYPOTHETAE WANTS PEACE. Franklin Feeders Will Return to Work In Chicago Offices. Chicago. October 7.—The Chicago j y pothetae sued for peace tynight when President Higgins, of the International Printing Pressmen's union, failed to live up to his promise to fu-r.'sh sufficient press feeders to mafn.atn the presses of the employing printers. The Franklin feeders will return to work tomorrow n all the Typothetae cfllres. except whole girls are employed to feed presses. Members of the Typothetae acknowl edge themselves rooted, and lay the l lime for the failure of the lockout on the pressmen. Boat Blows Out Cylinder Head. Natchez. Miss., October 7.—The New Or leans and St. Louis packet. City of St. Louis, on her first trip of the season blew out a cylinder head, lost her right wheel and Is now In this port. She will remain two or three days. THE WEATHER. < Washington, October 7.—Forecast < fnr Alabama: Fair Thursday and < Friday; cooler Thursday; fresh < west to northwest winds. ■< FLYING MACHINE IS TURNED INTO JUNK Prof. Langley’s Machine, Over Which He Has Labored So Long, Takes Short Spin and Dives Into the Potomac River—Pulled It From the Water a Total Wreck. WIDE WATER, VA., October 7.— The fifty-foot steel built ma chine, the climax of years of ex pensive study In the effort of Prof. Sam uel F. Langley, of the Smithsonian Insti tution, to solve the pioblem of mechani cal flight in midair, was launched today, and tlft> fexperlment carefully planned and delayed for mor.ihs, proved a complete failure. The immense airship sped rapidly along Its 70-foot track, was carried by Its own momentum for 100 yards, and then fell gradually Into the Potomac river, whence it emerged a total wreck. Prof. Charles M. Manley, who has been Prof. Langley’s chief assistant in the work preliminary to the attempted flight, made the ascent in the aerodrome and escaped with a ducking. At no time was there any sem blance of flight, the initial momentum, the lightness of the machine and the sustain ing surface of the wings, furnishing the conditions which account for the hundred yards’ transit of the air, bored from its 60-foot elevation to Ihe water. Professor Manley gave out the follow ing statement: “It must be understood that the test today was entirely an experiment, and the first of its kind ever made. The balancing, upon which depended the success of the flight, was based upon the test of the models, and proved to he Incorrect, but only an actual trial of the full-sized ma chine itself could determine this. My con fidence In the future work of the ma chine is unchanged. DISAPPOINTING REPORT ON PANAMA CANAL TREATY , Bogota, Colombia, October 5, via Buena ■< entura. October 7.—Senor Rivas Groot vho was commissioned to report on the canal treaty, says his report is ready and will be presented to the senate tomorrow. In secret session, he desiring first to know what impression it makes on the senate. Senator Groot believes the present trenty is unconstitutional because of the cess'.on of sovereignty; but he thinks the treaty | could have been negotiated with slight i modifications. Senator Rivas Groot, in his report, says he anxiously wishes the canal to be built, but in harmony with the actual constitu tion of Colombia, He adds that the proposed changes in the constitution would meet with invinci ble resistance. EMBARASSED FIRMS GET AN EXTENSION BOARD WHICH EXAMINED FINAN CIAL CONDITION OF WILLIAMS AND MIDDENDORF DECIDES TO ALLOW SEVEN MONTHS. Baltimore, October 7.—The advisory board of bankers, which have been In vestigating the financial condition of John L. Williams & Sons of Richmond, Va., and J. William MIddendorft & Co. of Baltimore, who last week for an exten sion of time from their creditors, decided today to recommend to the creditors cf the two firms an extension of seven The committee reports that at present market values the assets of the firms amount to $1,300,000 more than their lia bilities. RAIN HINDcRS MANEUVRES. Division Review for Regulars and Mi litia Postponed. Camp Young. West Folnt, Ky., October 7,„At the last moment today the elements again caused the postponement of the division review, the one dress parade fja ture of the maneuvers for combined regi ments and militia. A violent wind and rain storm which came up this afternoon turned the parade ground into a sea of mud so deep as to render it impossible for the commands to have maintained presentable augment, even had the storm abated. Had the review taken place, it would have been graced by the presence of the governors of Kentucky and Louisiana. Since the arrival of the state troops there have been two or three instances of marked dissatisfaction produced by crowds of unruly men. Numerous cases of pillaged hen roosts and the like have been reported. "The Midway,” a line of restaurants, cane racks, etc., near camp, was looted by nearly two hundred state troops, who either destroyed or stole several hun dred dollars worth of property. An Investigation of the matter is being made. CHINAMEN SMUGGLED IN. Ccolles Are Worked Into Manila Under Guise of Merchants. Manila, October 7.—As the result of the unearthing by Collector of Customs Shus ter of a scheme to bring in Chinese coolies under the guise of merchants, John T. Miller, former inspector of immigra tion, is under arrest, and a warrant has been issued for Inspector W. D. Ballan tyne, who is now in China. Among the pa pers secured by Collector Shuster Is a con tract signed by Miller and Uallantyne re garding a division of profits. The contract mentions Carl Johnson, vice and acting consul at Amoy, his Interpreter and sec retary, as beneficiaries. A Chinese detective is said to have paid J1<W to be passed through as a merchant, jvfllle- and Ballantyne arc cnarged with uttering fraud and forgeu certificates. DOCTOR KILLS POLICEMAN. While Crazed By Liquor Pueblo Phy scian Figures in Tragedy. Pueblo, Colo., October 7.—While criz, t from the Influence of liquor Dr. C. O. Itice, one of the moat prominent phjsl eiana in the city, tonight shot and almo.it Instantly killed Police Officer Mails, while the latter was trying to arrest him In the Palace drug store, In the Central block. Police Officer Slater shortly afterwra accidentally shot himself through the pelvis while attempting to effect an en trance Into the store, tie will probably die. Marriage in Army Circles. Washington, October 7. Miss Elizabeth Young, the daughter of Lieutenant Gen eral Samuel B. Young, chief of staff of the army and Captain J. It. R. Hannay of the Twenty-second Infantry, were married here today. Many Lost In Battle. Salonlca, October 7.—It is reported that Rediff battalions sent out from this town lost 300 killed in recent en gagements near Nevrokop. RUNAWAY FREIGHT CAR PLAYS HAYOC W. J. o.^.TS, A WELL-KNOWN CITIZEN OF FLORENCE, IS RUN OVER AND HORRIBLY MANGLED. CROWD HAS NARROW ESCAPE. Florence, October 7.—W. J. Stutts, a livery stable owner of this city and a candidate for county tax collector, met a horrible death this morning under the wheels of a runaway freight car in front of the Southern depot. Ho had gone with his bus to meet the 9 o'clock train and was standing near it in the small space between the spur track nd the depot .> -re the busses usually ‘ stand, when a ifat car loautrd with rail, f which was being switched near the bridge became unmanageable and started to ward the depot down a steep grads, i switchman seeing the danger attempted to turn it into another track, but In his haste pulled the wrong switch, Mr. Stutls seeing the car coming attempted to save his horses, which were in Its path, and was run over himself, the car passing over him just below the waist and mangling him horribly. Death was almost insta taneous. Two horses hitched to another bus were also run over. Had the car taken the track the switch man intended the. destruction might have been worse as that side of the depot was crowded with people. TRADE AGREEMENT REACHED. Transcontinental, Southern and South eastern Lines Get Together. Chicago, October 7.—A new agreement regarding Asiatic trade was entered into today by representatives of trans-con llnental Southern and Southeastern rail roads at a meeting held In Chicago In the office of J. C. Stubbs, truffle director of the Harrlman lines. For some time dif ferences have existed and relations had become so strained that the Southeastern lines hud refused to Interchange traff.c and were making arrangements to export by way of the South Allantic ports and to conduct traffic through the northwes tern gateways. Hereafter the Southeastern lines will fix the division of rules cast of Junction points, and there will ho no deviation from the agreed basis, umIchs the matter is previously discussed in Joint conference. Traffic managers of the various lines will meet In Louisville next Monday to per fect the agreement and check in the rates. ODJtCT TO NORMAL SCHOOL. Southern School Commission Dis cusses the Peabody Fund. Atlanta, October 7.-Following the or ganization of the Association of Southern School Commissioners In this city today, a resolution was adopted by that body pro testing against the using of the Peabody educational fund for the establishment of a Southern Normal school. In their res olution the association states that many of the sehuol teachers throughout the south are located Ju rural districts, and they would rot be able to attend such a school and that the funds should he de voted to the establishing of different schools, Instead of one college. One of the chief objects of the con vention was to Issue a circular naming the defects of public schools and advocat ing some cure for the same. Superintendent S. A. Minders of Ten nessee was elected president of the as sociation and Superintendent J. A. Joyner of North Carolina, secretary . PROHIBITIONISTS MEET. National Convention Will Be Held In Kansas City Next Year. Kansas City, October 7.—One hundred prohibitionists, representing Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Arkansas, Nebraska and Colorado, today unanimously decided in favor of holding the national prohibition convention next year in Kansas City. President Roosevelt and Secretary of the | Interior Hitchcock were censured by res- i olutiona for carrying and permitting I liquor to be consumed in prohibition lo- I callties. It is alleged by prohibition leaders that the President on his tour through Kansas last summer, permitted liquor to be car ried and served on his special train, and that Secretary Hitchcock permitted the same thing on his special car in Indian Territory more recently. i \ - . , V RUSSIA WILL NOT JUTE China Must Comply Willi Re mands Bek Move is Made EXPECTED IB WASHINGTON Russia Insisting on the Very Demand® Which Count Lamsdorff Assured McCormick Had Never Been Presented—Strange Faith.. Yokohama, October 7.—According to In formation received here today the Rus sian minister at Pekin, M. Lesser, has in formed the Chinese foreign office that Russia will never evacuate Manchuria inless her latest demands are granted. China, it is added, has appealed to the Japanese minister, M. Uchida, for Japan ese assistance. The Japanese residents of Jef-Wie-Ju have filed a petition with the foreign of fice at Tokio, asking that a Japanese warship and troops be sent to protect their interests, in view of the menacing atti tude Of Russia. The reply of Japan is not yet known. No Surprise In Washington. Washington, October 7.—The state de partment has not received direct confir mation of the Associated Press informa tion from Yokohama, but officials say they would not be surprised to receive such confirmation at any time from Min ister Conger. They say they are fully pie pared to believe the news that Russia ha® served native on China that she will r.ot evacuate Manchuria until her latest de mands are granted. Exactly what thesa demands are no official of the state de partment is prepared to say, but the be lief is strong that they are practically the same, as those reported by the Asso ciated Press from Pekin last spring, and delivered by the Russian foreign office. It was tonight stated on the highest au thority that this government had reason to believe that Russia was insisting tin tha very demands which Count Lamsdorff assured Ambassador McCormick had never been presented, and which Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador, told Sec retary Hay were merely presented as a basis of negotiations. Not Confirmed Officially. Yokohomu, October 7. -'] .. • »sa which reported the fortitieMth.r. I \ Rr.ssii of Yongampho, on the Kjp.ui lank of tha Yalu river, considers this notion uc. a poa uible casus belli, and as bring an Infringe ment of Korean Integrity. The report, however, is not confirmed officially. The temporary Korean minister for for eign affairs has been relieved at his own request. Baron von Kosen, the Russian minister to Japan, had another conference with Baron Klmura, the Japanese foreign min ister. ye dordfiy. The Japanese premier. Viscount Katsura, had an audience with the emperor tiii' same day. A rumor current this evening, says tnat definite Russian demands concerning Manchuria and Korea have been present ed to Japan. Japan Has No Such Right. London, October 7. The correspondent of the Dailj Mali, Kobe, Japan, tele graphs that Baron von Rosen, on October 4 presented a note to the Japanese gov ernment, contending that Japan had n i right to interfere in the question of the evacuation of Manchuria, which soldy concerned Kuala and China The note of Russia proposed a partition of Korea and suggested that Japan should tike the southern half, and Russia th« northern provinces. The note was discussed by a council ">? ministers October 5, and the Iapunes9 government, adds the correspondent, sent a reply to Baron von Rosen • e.' :. lng '.ho Russian proposal. A crisis is possible -it any moment. COMMISSION PROPOSED. Congressman Hill and Roosevelt Talk Over Finances. Washington, October 7.—Representa tive Hill of Conned lent had a confer ence with the President today regard ing financial legislation. In view of tha divergent, opinions on the subject, Rep resentative Hill suggested to the Pres ident that he advocate legislation look ing to the creation by congress of a commission to Investigate the subject and report on the need, if any existed, of financial legislation. The suggestion, it ran be said, was entirely new to the President, but ha said he would take It under considera tion. It is thought th< President will make some recommendation for finan cial legislation !n his message, but at this time no intimation Is given of that recommendation. WILL STRIKE BE EXTENDED? Sam Parks Says It Will and Buchanan Says It Will Not. New York, October 7.—Samuel J. Parks, walking delegate of the Houso smiths’ and Brfdgemen’s union, today announced that at the meeting of the national executive committee of the International Bridge and Structural Iron Workers’ association here next week, the local buildings strike will be extended throughout the country wher ever their league has members. "The builders," he said, "are now confronted with a clean-cut fight with the International organization. Tho national executive committee will meet here next week and proceed to tie up the works of the Iron League all over the country." No Strike to Be Called. Chicago, October 7.—That a gen eral strike of structural Iron workers In the United States and Canada if. to be called was denied emphatically to day by Frank Buchanan, newly elected president of the Bridge and Structural Iron Workers’ union. He also denied the report that Samuel Parks has lined up the iron workers for a strike in connection with the New York Iron Workers’ local.