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"WASHINGTON, July l._Foretast for
Thursday and Fridav:
Virginia and North .Cnrollna-falr and
warm Thursday and Frl?zy; light to fresh
southwest winds.
TfRtorday was the w?xtaesl d>y of the
. ?,on' t,le mercury ronrhing ?I degree?
at. ?;?a o'clock. For to-day aryl to-mor
Jw, fa!'* 8n<5 vorv warm wenihfr is look?
ed fm- by the export proirnostltjistors.
? P, M. ........i... .
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Highest temperature yoste/lav.lit
Lowest temperature vostorlay.70
Mean temperature yenter?jiy. S2
Normal temperature for inly.w
Departure from normal tinporaturo. ?2
Precipitation during past?! hours.... t?
7 ,1uly 2. 1?W?.
Bun rices.4:W | HIGH/riDK.
pun cele.7-.?3 I Mnrnffr.10:1.',
Moon gets....12:07 j Everiffg.U:18
Cars to bn run on Mandater and Seven
Pines lines to-day?Manchester Hnd
C'h"8ternold rail for trocs to Insure the
observance of good orde??Soldiers deny
Bhootliif; recklessly, no ihotc llrod unless
they are attacked-Goslp about the mil?
itar/ now on guard?looks likr- a hung
jury In tho case of AI red Sandrldge
Many appeals being m'do for lee-yes?
terday tho hottest day 'f tho season; two
?prostrations reported?State Board of
education decides to t'y to obtain an ex?
port for State librarla'"?Governor Mon?
tague officially d'Tlrros Manchester a
ilrst-class city-Mo'liodls't . Conference
begins next week it Smlihtield-Dr.
McConnell decldea u go West-Joint
meeting of Aldermen and Councllmen to?
night to ?loct Police Commissioners-Re?
port o? luvestlgatlng-commlttee to he re?
ceived by a special tody-Dover Baptitit
Association to mi-i In Ashland; other
datos airanged-?kroner .lames denies
Matcmert. that He)rico Jail is dirty
Big lncria.se in balk clearings over last
?year-Vlnncrs of.Poabody scholarships
??Mr. l-i E. Clary/talcCB charge of "West?
ern Unim huslneu here-work of the
Corporaton Communion-Heat increases
the numier riding on the street cars
Explanation of hof- he came to put a tor?
pedo on he pitree&car track fails to Bavo
n rallronf man Injthe Police Court-Jail
sentence Ind fine,for a rioter: an appeal
taken. HftNCHESTER-Narrow escape
cf two e?ineerg .'rom death-Pire Com
m?r-slonea. hold ;i session?Work of tho
polir? dirlriK .Tine?Hestor Conclave
m?;Pts tonight?- Runda v schools to hold
picnic atipeach Park the 16th.
Grand fc cas loa In Dynrhburg at the
?ormal ricnlng of the Presbyterian Or
bhanago-i?lload-on freight collision on the
Vinlplnlii.-inil Southwestern Railroad, In
which fninan il killed and engineer fatal?
ly Imrt-rJamos D. Johnson, young law?
yer, elated president of P.oanoke City
Council ?yet prominent merchant-Th?
Chambciof Commerce of Newport News
to c-nUTRln tho officers o? Dutch and
German warships at a banrpiot at the
C'hnmbejn Hotel? official vl?lt oT city
finthorltvs to Dutch battleship-Marine.
engineer} Ftriko unsettled: tney prefer
, charges(gainst transportation companion
?-Meetg of tho Rappahannripk M?di?
cal Ai-inMatlon In FrodcrloSsburg
Ttenr-AjpIrai "Wise assumes command of
?tralnlnppquadron-Proc.-edlntrs of the
P?iprrm?Court ?>f Appeal? of Virginia
Miitinefihorse races at Newport News
nrack?strikers In "Petersburg get five
Hollars ;fveek from the national organl
Patlon?Watchman at Seaboard shops at
Portsmath Insane and continually yells
fire-H'O in Chatham destroys a har?
ness sh?-The Circuit Court of Plttsyl
vnnla caflrms tie decision of the County
Court il ref uring licenses.
Tho flkt cotton Vloom at Henderson ac
companis the hlgfest salo for last year's
rrop-flagman go,-s to slrep at his post
hoar Reblgn and is run over and killed
Ktato Sperlntenden?, of Public. Instruction
Kays tejiera must-attend summnr nor?
mals??Kegro crabBtand runs awry with
Stock jnarkot relapsen Into dullness and
close wjs heavy; mono.' eased off again
??Scenes around moutl of Hanna mine
an Wyoming are pitiful; and few of the
r-ntomlitrl men aro ia/kyi out. alive-?
Allan-a-Palo made new record for tho
mile on Chicago track wilhout being once
touched with the lash-fostmaster-Gen
oral Payne awards the rottraet for print?
ing money orders for the government to
?Herman, whose bid had bien rejected hy
Huperintendont Metcalt, wjlch action re?
sulted In hi-.t dismissal?-?The Reliance
egaln- defoats the Columbia and tho Con?
stitution in vacc3 off Nowiort-Charlie
Evans, a nogro, strung uj by mob in
Bouth Carolina and hla body riddled with
bullets?Philadelphia JackVO'Brien and
Kid Carter fought a Bix-rolnd draw In
Philadelphia-Various bureaus trans?
ferred to the now Deparimtit of Com?
merce on yesterday-Postal lee delivery
routes aro hereafter to bo invtitlgated by
Plates without regard to Congressional
districts-Judge Alton B. Paker guest
nt banquet Riven in his honor "ty the bar
of tho city of Atlanta-Beldanb won the
Vernal Stakes at Sheopshead Bi\'-Ueu
tenant McCue denies the charar, of big?
amy brought against him-Ominous tuno
pervades tho Japanese press In ??'garri to
the Russian activity In Manqiuria
Postmaster-General Payne Issues\n order
Abolishing the office of nhystelanln post
offices-Prominent men tight afliiel In
ptreots of Rhine, Ga,, with hoavy.??libro
pistols. \
fBy Associated Press.) \
cmCAGO, July 1.--A bill to seeing a
decree declurlng void the will ol Jona?
than Clark, a millionaire contrary?,
Whose fortune at. the timo of his des'.h
was estimated in the neighborhood \if
?2.OO0.CO0, was filed In the Circuit Cot\t
to-day. The complainants in the suit afp
Eunlco SI. Smith and Fred W. Clark, o,"
Chicago; Emaretta M. Kaufman, of Parta
ersburg. Iowa, and Jonathan Vates Clark)
of Fniltland Park, Fla., all of whom are
children of Jonathan Clark. By the terms
of the will the entire fortune was left to
Carollfto Pattorson.
The complainants declare that In 18S0,
while their father was engaged In the
construction of a house at Lake Geneva,
Wls., he became Infatuated with Caroline
Patterson, at the homo of whose mother
li? boarded.
(By Associated Press.)
BIRMINGHAM, AIA, July l.-Thlrteen
thousand miners who are members of the
United Mine Workers of America In this
district suspended work lo-da.y. the old
Wage conlruct having expired last night
end n new contract not having been
egreed upon. No formal strike has been
declared, the situation being referred to
es a suspension. This status presumably
will 'maintain until an agioestent Is
reached on a new wage scale.
Three small mining companies, employ?
ing about four hundred men, signed the
.'miners' scale, conditioned on adjusting
themselves later to whatever agreement
Is reached between tho miners and the
larger operators, and work 'will be ro<
; ?uiued at these mines.
Allison's Plank Adopted
by Convention.
All Was Harmony, but the
Leaders Are Yet Divided.
Governor Cummins, Who Was Re
nomlnated, Accepted the Platform,
But Announced That He Will
Hold to His Views as
Expressed in
?By Amoclated rr?>0
DES MOINES, LA., July l.-The ticke
A. B. Cummins, Governor, Des Moine
Lieutenant-Governor, John Harrot
of Stuart.
Supremo Judge, Charles A. Bishop, i
Des Moines.
P.allroad Commissioner, David J. Pain
er, of Washington.
State Superintendent of Schools, P. ,
Rlggs, of Slgourney.
Tho Republican State Convention t'
day nominated the foregoing ticket an
adopted a platform. All tho cand?ate
were renomlnatcrj by acclamation, wit
one exception.
Harmony marked the proceedings of th
convention, but after the ticket had bee
completed and the p'.alform adoptci
speeches were made wheh indicated th'i
the Republican lenders of the State at
not entirely agreed as to the details n
tariff policy. Tho tariff plank adop'e
was prepared by Senator Allison, afte
conferences with representative Repub
Heap? of the State. No objection wa
made to it In the committee on r?solu
tlons nor on Its presentation to th? con
ventlon. Governor Cummins, in hi
speech accepting the renomination, np
proved the platform in its entirety, bu
announced that he would continue to hr.li
to all the views expressed in his speeche:
within the past two vears.
Senators Allbon and Dolllver endorse?
the platform as a correct statement o
Republican principles, but Congre=srr.ei
Laccy and Cousins spoke In oppositioi
to tariff changps.
While the action of tho convention wai
entirely harmonious, both wing? of th?
parly are claiming victory to-night. Gov?
ernor Cummins and his supporters s?j
that to-day's tariff plank contains ir
substance all that Is found in list year's
plank, while the "stand patters" art
congratulating themselves on the elimi?
nation of the "shelter to trusts" clause
which attracted so much attention to the
Iowa platforms of 1001 and 1002. There
were but two contests to-day Involving
the questions of relativo strength of the
two wings of tho party, and these ended
with honors even.
Th? "stand patters" secured control
of the committee, on resolutions by a
vote of six to five, but in th? committee
on permanent organization the Cummins
men controlled and elected N. E. Ken?
dall, of Albla, permanent chairman. Ken?
dall received six votes to five for Secre?
tary of Agriculture James .Wilson, who
was put forward by the "stand pitters"
as a candidato upon whom all should bo
able to agree. Ex-Congressman George
D. Perkins, of Rloux City, acted as tem?
porary chairman.
The tariff and trust planks of the plat?
form ns adopted follow:
''We reiterate our faith in the historic
principle of protection. Ender Its In?
fluence our country, foremost In the
bounties of nature, has become fore?
most In production. It has enabled the
laborer i o successfully Insist upon good
wages and has induced capital to en?
gage in production with a reasonable
hope of a fair reward. Ils vindication
Is found In the history of Its success and
the rapidity with which our national n:
sources have been developed and our
industrial independence secured, and wo
henrt?y renew our pledge to maintain It.
"Tariff rates enacted to carry this
policy Into effect should be just, fair and
Impartial, equally opposed to foreign
control and domestic, monopoly, to sec?
tional discrimination and Individual
favoritism, and must from time to time
be changed to meet tho varying condi?
tions Incident to the progress of our In?
dustries and their changing relations In
our foreign and domestic commerce.
Duties that are too low should he In?
creased, and duties that are too high
should be reduced.
"\Yo endorse the policy of reciprocity
as tho natural complement of protec?
tion. Reciprocity between nations Is
trade for mutual advantage, and both
hides must give and take. Protection
guilds up domestic Industry and trado
^nd secures our own markets for our
f\?lves; reciprocity builds up foreign
trade, and finds an outlet for our surnlufa.
'"We approve the treaty with Cuba rc
ccitly ratified as conferring substantial
benefits upon both countries, and urge
that the remaining steps necessary to
make li e/fectlve be promptly taken.
"We believe that the large corpora?
tions, commonly called 'trusts,' should
be so regulated and supervised, both in
their organization and operation, that
their evil tendencies may be checked
and their evil practices prevented, lit
many Instances they are efficient Indus?
trial Instruments, and the natural orn?
e?me of an Inevitable process of econo?
mic, evolution. We do not desire their
destruction, but Insist that they shall
bo so regulated and controlled as to pre?
vent monopoly and promote competi?
tion, and In the fullest measure sub?
serve and advance tho public good.
"The patriotic and resolute course of
the PreslcjV.it of tho United States in his
recommendations to Congress upon this
subject un| uuon tho related subject of.
the further regulation of interstate com?
merce commands our confidence and ad?
miration, and recent legislation of Corf?
gres? In harmony with his recommenda?
tions meets our hearty approval."
CBy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON'. July 1.-Because Pre?
byterlnns In the Congo Eree State claim
they do not enjoy all the religious liberty
coming to them under the provisions of
the Berlin treaty, Representative Living?
ston, Of Georgia, mid other representa?
tive Presbyterian* called at the Stato De?
partment to-day and"loft a statement of
the facts with the request that tho Wash
ir gton government take up the matter
wlih Belgium and call her attention to
the reporter] violations of the Berlin
treaty. The course of tho department Is
not yet indicated.
?Bv Associated Press.)
ATLANTA. GA.. July l.-S. A. Hawk,
warden of the Federal prison In this city
and well known as a phrenologist, was
to-day relieved from duty upon orders
of the Attorney-General. His successor.
William H. Moyer, arrived to-day, and
Immediately assumed the duties of office.
Tho reasons for Mr. Hawk's removal
are not known. Two of-his subordinates
retired with him.
?By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, July l.-Post
master-General Payno to-day issued an
order abolishing the position of physician
In post?nicos at tho close of ?luslness
Juno 30, 1903. This order wpes out a
small list of officials, whoso employment,
without specific authority of law, ha fa
caused wide discussion in connection
with tho postoffico investigation. EMtQ,
at least, of theso offices paid $1,709 a
year, and were sinecures.
Greater Part ol Town Threat?
ened With Destruction.
There is No Ad?quat? Water Supply,
and the Inhabitants Are Terror
Stricken?Loss Already
(By Associated Prero.)
RALEIGH, N. C. July L?Greenville!
N. C, is on lire. The flames started at
a quarter to 1 o'clock, and the fire Is
now under full headway. No correct es?
timate can at thi3 time be made of the
lesses, but it Is believed that they are
already about $200,000. The Are started
1 na small restaurant, and the buildings
already consumed are the market house,
Farmers' Warehouse, Gorman and
Wright's tobacco factory, Jordan's to?
bacco factory, residences of Mrs. Nellie
Harris, Zeno Moore. H. T. King and sev?
eral rmallor buildings.
The heat is so intense that the fire de?
partment cannot cope with the flames.
Theer is, besides, no adequate system of
water works. At tills hour tho Christian
Church and King's Hotel, are threatened
with desrtuction. Tho 'inhabitants are
terror-stricken and helpless. A large sec?
tion of the town is one billowy macs of
raging flame.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C July 1.?The As?
sociated Press is authorized to state that
the Russian Government most positively
and absolutely denies the report that it
'has offered any official explanation to the
Amerlcnn Government, either through
the Russian embassy at. Washington or
the American embassy at St. Petersburg,
regarding the Klshlneff Incident, and de?
clares that it has never been addressed
by the American Government upon the
Bureaus Which Are to Belong
to It Were All Transfered
on Yesterday.
- /
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, July 1.?The transfer
of the various bureaus which are to be
assembled under the act creating the
Department of Commerce and Labor to
the new department took place to-day.
The transfer was attended by a pleasant
ceremony In tho office of Secretary Cor
telyou. The chiefs of all the bureaus, the
control of which passed to the new de?
partment, gathered In tho secretary's of.
flee, pnd In addition there wer? a num?
ber of distinguished people present, In?
cluding Secretary Moody, of the Nary
Department. Secretary C'ortelyou made
a brief address concerning the objects
and aims of the department, and there
were several responses.
Secretary Cortelyou In his address
called attention to the fact that on Feb?
ruary 16th the entire personnel of bis
department consisted of a single official,
himself. To-day by tho transfers made
the department's personnel consisted of
1,289 persons In Washington and 5,836 In
the country at large, with total appro?
priations for the coming fiscal year of
, t9tTS6,W7,
State Department's At?
titude is Unchanged.
Unless Informed Officially
That It Will Be Refused.
The Delay in Transmitting the Petition
of the Jews Has Been Due
Only to the Delay
In Putting It
in Proper
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, July L-The pe?
tition off the administration regarding
tho proposed transmission of the petition
o? the Jewish citizens of the United
States to the Russian government was
made very clear and positive by a state?
ment authorized by the State Department
to-night. This statement was inspired
by newspaper publications reflecting the
attitude of the Russian government In
the event ot the presentation of such a
petition through tho medium of the
United States embassy at St. Petersburg,
which/had been brought to the attention
of high officers of the government. It
was given very careful consideration,
both hero and at Oyster Bay, before a
decision was reached to make any dec?
laration regarding the matter. The state?
ment is as follows:
"At the State Department It wa3 atated
by a high official, In 'the absence of Sec?
retary Hay, that the delay in forwarding
the petition of the American citizens of
the Jewish faith as to the ill treatment
of their co-rellgionlsts In Russia was duo
sololy to the delay in ium?Stiing the ad?
dress to tha Ste-'.? Dep-.':aoent by the
"The State Department would, of course,
pay no heed to any statement purporting
to emanate from the Russian Govern?
ment, unless such statement were made
officially In some form or other to our
own government. The State Department
has been scrupulously careful to act only
In accordance with all the requirements
of official propriety, hut within the limits
thus laid down it will most certainly not
hesitate to give expression to the deep
sympathy felt not only by the adminis?
tration, but by all the American people
for the. unfortunate Jews who have been
the victims in the recent appalling massa?
cres and outrages.
"In this connection It was pointed out
by another official, who disclaimed any
purpose to speak in his official capacity,
however, that it seemed somewhat
strange, to say the least, that the Rus?
sian Government should choose' this par?
ticular method of making a statement to
the American people at the very time
when, by methods which are certainly
the reverse of friendly to the United
States, It has sought to make China Join
in breaking the plighted faith of all the
powers as to the open door In Manchuria,
and has endeavored to bar our peoplo
from access to the Manchurlan trade."
Only Official Note Could Alter Admin?
istration's Determination.
(By Associated Press.)
OYSTER BAY, July 1.?Action by the
United States government In transmitting
the petition of citizens of this country
and the Jewish and other religious faiths,
will not be affected by the inspired an?
nouncement of the Russian government*
given to the public to-dn.y. It evidently
is the Intention of the administration to
forward the petition to tho Russian gov?
ernment as soon as It is in readiness.
This is rendered certain by a statement
made here to-night by authority, which
says that "the action of the administra?
tion in reference to tho outrages on tho
Russian Jews would be wholly unaffected
by any newspaper publication purport?
ing to emanate from the Russian govern?
ment or by any communication not prop?
erly forwarded to the State Department.
President Roosevelt declined to dlseuss
for publication tho statement credited
to the Russian government. He said tb.at
any presentation of the position o? this
government, properly ought to come from
the State Department.
The Army Officer Accused
of Bigamy Denies the
Charge Positively.
OBy Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, ILL., July l.-Lleutenant
William K. McCue, whose matrimonial
experiences have been followed by alle?
gations of bigamy, Is detained ut Fort
Sheridan, having been taken there last,
night by direction of General Hates, com?
manding the Department of the I.8KM.
Viola Simons, who was married to ttie
Lieutenant in San Francisco on June Ltn,
und whose father his sent money to en?
able her to return homo, has received a
telegram from Rev. Father Mackey of
Si Peter's Cathedral. Cincinnati. In Which
the priest stated that ho marrlod ^\ u
Horn K. McCue and Ida Westcott, June
'"when his new bride confronted him
with the telegram, McCue tore it up, ex:
"It 'is' ialsei I ewear IU" ?
MANCHESTER, VA., July 1, 1903.
To Hon. H. A. MAURICE,
Mayor of the City of Manchester:
Dear Sir,?In view of tho fact that the street cars will com?
mence running in Manchester on to-morrow, I am compelled to
state to you that with the police force at my command, in case
of any disturbance or riot it will bo impossible for me to cope
with the mob.
Very truly yours,
JAMES A. LIPSCOMB, Chief of Police.
I believe the above statement is correct and that our police
force is entirely inadequate to preserve order here in case of riot or
resistance to law.
W. I CLOPTON, City Attorney.
Few Escaped Alive from the
Hanna Mine.
Toiled All Night, Spurred on by Frantic
Appeals of Wives and Mothers.
Some Were Insane From
Their Suffering.
G3y AssocJated Press.
HANNA, WYO? July ??According to
the best Information obtainable to-day,
235 men out of 252 who were In tho mine
were killed in the explosion here yester?
day. The majority of the victims are Fin
lari?eTs and negroes.
A small army of rescuers, spurred on by
the frantic appeals of wives, mothers
and 'children, who gathered at the mine,
worked with desperate energy all night.
They tell of pitiful scenes at tho seven?
teenth lev.il, the lowest point reached
during the night.
Some of the survivors were driven In?
sane and fought furiously against the
rescuers. Dazed, listless survivors were
found sitting on cars or lying on the
floor, careless of whether thoy lived or
died. Near the seventeenth level twenty
bodies were found strewn over a pile o?
debris, which the men had strlved to
surmount before they were overcome by
tho deadly fumes. Some were seared and
blackened by flames, but all had died
crawling toward fresh air. The eleven
rescuers who penetrated thus far were
too weak to bring out a body.
For hours the scene at. the mouth of
the level was heart-moving. With clothes
and hair awry, mothers, wives, sweet?
hearts and children huddled together,
weeping and wringing their hands. Many
sat on shattered timbers blown from the
mine's mouth. Insensible to their sur?
roundings. The most frantic pushed to
the edge of the gap and tried to force a
way into the slope.
An expert, who went almost to the sev?
enteenth level, says the mine cannot pos?
sibly be cleared for a month. It Is feared
that men In the lower levels were torn
to pieces by the explosion, which hurled
great timbers high above the town and
1,700 feet beyond the mouth of the slope.
Among the dead Is Alfred Hapgood, who
turned the first shovel of dirt in starting
the slope. The fire bosses, who hnd re
ported all safe before working time yes?
terday, met death while making a second
The Richmond bank clearings for .Tune
were 118,310,052.13 against $15,681,3M.7S for
the corresponding month last year,
Guard Overpowered and the
Would - Be Assassin
Paid the Penalty.
(By Associated Press.)
COLUMBIA. S. C? July l.-Thero was
a lynching In Norway last night, and
Charlie Evans, a negro, who was charged
with attempting to assassinate Mr. Phil?
lips and daughter on Sunday .flight, was
hanged, and his body was riddled with
He and three other negroes had been
arrested and placed In tho town guard?
house, and a guard was stationed around
It, The men were overpowered by a mob,
said to have been composed of "unknown
parties." and the three were taken into
the \vood3 near the town. Pink Hart
well. V. S. Johnston and John Felder,
who had been arrested with Evans, wera
released, It being shown that they had
nothing to do with the crime. Evan?
was strung up and afterwards shot.
Mr. Phillips was shot while sitting down
to supper, but he was not dead this
morning. Shots from the gun entered hla
shoulder ?nd his lung, and one pene?
trated hi s brain, and It Is said that there .
Is absol' lv no hone for him. Hla daugh?
ter als. ..'ccelved a wound In the head,
but It. was not fatal. Eviins was a most
desperate negro, and tho people were
more Infuriated than tliey otherwise
would have been on account of hla dea
. peut? criminal acU, j
Board Makes Qualifications
for Librarian.
This Is Required, and Some Believe No
Virginian Can Fill BUI?Mr, Scott
Continued in Office and Next
Meeting Fixed for Sept. 21.
The new State Library Board mot last
night for the first time and passed a
resolution providing that tho Librarian
chosen to succeed Mr. Scott shall pos?
sess such technical itnowledgo as is
thought ' to put tho ofllco beyond tho
reach of any man In Virginia.. Tho reso?
lution, which was by far tho most in?
teresting matter disposed of, reads ' as
"Resolved, That in tho opinion of the
hoard, tho Librarian to bo hereafter
elected shall, in addition to such other
qualifications as the board mny require,
possess tho technical ability acquired in
a competent library school of recognized
standing, to do such scientific catalogu?
ing of tho books as la In accord with tho
best modem library requirements, and
that it shall be a part of such Librarian'?
duties to do such cataloguing work un?
der the. direction of tho board."
Tho board organized by the election
of Mr. A. C. Gordon, of Staunton, as
chairman. Librarian Scott acted as
secretary and Messrs. . Patterson and
Chandler were placed on tho Executive
Committee. The other, member present
was Mr. Fishbum?. of Charlottesville,
Judge Garnett having sent a letter say?
ing he was too ill to attend.
Librarian Scott was continued In of?
fice until October 1st, and Mr. John
Snyder was made janitor. Mr. Thomas
E. Nlmmo was directed to continue the
work of classifying tho archives, and ar?
rangements were mado for tho Insurance
of the books.
The next meeting was fixed for Sep?
tember 21st, at 8 o'clock P. M? when it
is likely that a Librarian will be. chosen.
Secretary of the Commonwealth D. Q.
Eggleston swore tho members and then
retired, the meeting having been strictly
executive: It Is not thought by those
who seem to bo In a position to fairly
Judge the situation, that a librarian can
bo secured to meet the requirements of
the resolution adopted for the very small
salary of $1,500, which Is that fixed by
law for the office. There are understood
to bo about fifteen candidates for the
place, some of whom aro as follows:
Messrs. J. G. Hankins, F. P. Brent. "W.
S. Archer, A. W. Garber, Charles Poin
dexter, R. T. Daniel. John Jackson, of
Richmond; C. G. Maphis and M. B. Al?
mond, Charlottesville; Dr. J. D. Pendle
ton. Orange; D. 8. Oliver, Staunton; I,..
S. Marye, Lynchburg; W. H. Stewart and
James M. Garnett.
(By Associated Press,)
ATLANTA, GA? July l.-Chlef Justice
Alton B. Parker, of the New York State
Court, of Appeals, was the guest of
honor to-night at an elaborate banquet
at tho Klmball House, tendered him by
members of the local bar. Toasts were
responded to by Judge Parker and by
several citizens of Atlanta. During the.
day Judge Parker was presented to the
Supreme Court and to the General As?
sembly. To-morrow he will go to Tal
liilali Falls, where on Friday morning he
will address the Georgia State Bar As?
(By Associated Press.)
WASinNGTON, July 1.?Inquiry at the
Postofllce Department elicited the infor?
mation that three employes of the post
office at Mobile were removed on June
'?5th. B. B. Cox and James T. Peterson
were charged with collecting monoy from
other employes for political purposes; for
Improperly handling civil service exami?
nation papers, and for false statements
before postofllce Inspectors. The third man
removed was George B. Crane, the specific
charge against, him being the giving of
false testimony before the Inspectors,
(By Associated t'res?.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 1.--August
W. Machen, at?alnst ? whom three Indict?
ments have been found for accepting a
brlbo In connection with government con?
tracts for letter-box fasteners, was ar?
raigned to-dny before Justice Prltohard
?hi Criminal Court No. l, He waived tho
formal reading of the Indictment, pleaded
got guilty, and was given until July ?Mm
to' hie a demurrer.
The Groff Brothers, who were Indicted
with Machen, appeared In court and
pleaded xiot guilty,
Cars to Be Operated on
These Lines To-Day.
Sheriff of Chesterfield Also
Ready to . sk for Aid.
Full Preparations That Have-Been Made
Will Probably Result In Averting
Any Trouble?Officers Deter?
mined to Deal Firmly With
Parties Attempting to
Create Disorder,
The street railway Una to and,through
Manchester, both along Hull and Perry
Streets, will be opened to-day after eix
ten days' idleness, and the Seven Pines
Una will also resumo operations. The
protection of the military will be af?
forded, and no formidable opposition or
active objection is anticipated.
Tho military authorities do not antici?
pate trouble, and emphatically dray that
they regard Manchester as hostile terri?
tory as some of the published statements
have characterized It. Colonel 'Anderson
said last night that he regarded the peo?
ple of Manchester as law-abiding citizens,
and that he considered them as peaceful
and devotod to the maintenance of law
and order as the Inhabitants of any other
city. The military, he said, hoped and
believed that no resistance to the opera?
tion of the cars would be offered, but If
it were oncountored it would be prompt?
ly and'vigorously mot. It was hoped that
It would not bo necessary to make ar?
rests or do any shooting, but the orders
to the troops were to maintain law and
order and to protect lives and property
and their own lives, and to that end
to shoot to kill any ono displaying a
weapon or manifesting dangerous hos-'
Be No Temporizing,
There will bo no temporizing or dally?
ing with a serious situation, should one
develop. The duty of the troops Is a
serious one, and will be discharged in a
serious manner. Little attention Is paid
to the exaggerated rumors of anticipated
violence across the river, however, the
people cf the city being as zealous to
maintain the reputation of the city as
those of any other. It would be a blot
upon the city to have any lawlessness in
connection with the resumption of car
traffic, and this the citizens do not wish
and will not tolerate.
It was thought at one time yesterday
that the first car would be run to Seven
Pines and back In the afternoon, and
Major Martin announced his Intention of
muklng the initial trip. There was no
motorman to run the car out, Jlowevor,
and the Idea was abandoned. Several
members of tho Alexandria company de?
clared/that they were experienced motor
men and would take the car out, but
the military authorities deemed it best
to have the company send its own* motor
man. Tho first car will be run down this
morning, and thero will be no lack of
soldiers to make the trip, for nearly
every man desires to go. It is expected
that the wires will be found lncumbered
and the trade blocked with Btones and
obstructions, but these will be removed
without difficulty. Any open nterference
with the operation of the car will be vig?
orously and peremptorily resisted. Furth?
er than the trouble of removing impedi?
ments from track and wires no difficulty
Is anticipated at all. It Is dangerous to
stand upon the roofs of these cars, cov?
ered with metal ns they axe, and endeavor
to work on the overhead wires. Hence
great caro must be exercised in remov?
ing debris from the wires.
Situation Unchanged.
There Is absolutely no change In the
strike situation. Both sides ara standing
firm, with every prospect that they will
continue to do so for some time to come.
The company has pow employed regu?
larly between three and four hundred
men, and have enough to man all tie
lines now in operation. General Manager
Huff announced yesterday that all the
men now employed ara being signed un?
der a twelve hour day plan, at $2 per
day, both on main and branch Unes. This
Is less than the hourly scale in some
cases and more than the hourly rate In
others, but It averages up Just about tha
same amount paid out to the men under
the old nine hour plan at lSV? cents per
hour for main line motormon and 17!,4
cents for main line conductors, and It
Is helleved will prove satisfactory all
lound. It is more convenient to work
the men on twelve hour shifts, and they
are satisfied with the plan. The general
manager corroborated the statement that
tho Manchester lino and the Seven Pines
road would bo opened up to-diay.
The men are still sticking with ro
markable coheslveness, none havl" ' **
serted the stand taken by tJ"
than two weeks ago, so far?'
Meeting Last N?gnf&?i?
The meeting last night at Sauget^;
was well attended, despite the oppre?
slve heat indoors, and conslflerable en?
thusiasm marked It. Speeches were
made by several members of kindred
organized bodies, all commending the
men for their firmness and good ordur
and promising them continued support,
Contribution? of money and promises
of more are pouring in from .organiza- ?
tions, individuals, merchants and out
of-town people, and there Is no dearth
of money for tho necessities of th?
strikers. It is being husbanded for a
long struggle, but no one ts going lack
lug, ' The llrst payment from the general .
organization, amounting to $5 per capita^,
will be paid Saturday. The 70.000 mem?
bers may b? assessed as much as a dol?
lar per week, If deemed n?*cefl*ary, and
this would afford sufficient money . to
keep the.strike going a long time. If
such an assessment were' levjed and con?
tinuously paid.. The organization Is said
to bave a larg?, defense fund already for
Just such emergency, but there axe oth?r

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