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joba?see Tlmca-Dis
patch Want Ad?,
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Try the Boarding
Column Times - Dis?
patch Want Ads.
Every Member of Heroic Com?
pany Either Killed or Injured
Fighting Flames.
Many Saved By Human Pyramid
Formed Against Wrdi >r
(By Associated t'resf i
NEW VOHK. .March 1?.?Four firemen
perished und about u .score of firemen
and citizens wore Injured to-day in a lire,
accompanied by a .?erics of explosion?,:
'.hut' demolished a six-story factory build?
ing at Hedford and Downing KlrcH?.,' In
the Greenwich v??l.iRe district, on the.
low west ?>ide of the city. That the duin
ago, cHllmatcd at from $.100,000 to $-t00.o00,
was not far greater, ivas declared by
Chief Croker lei be due to Hie explosions.
Line fireman was teilen out of the build
in,; ullvi-, but dle.j utmost Immediately.
'I'll" bodies of his ihre.- comrades were
recovered after the lire was over, crushed
under tho wreckngo of lloors and walls
that foliowc?l tho explosions,
The dead arc: Foreman John Walsh,
und Kiremeii George C. ? iirlsiman',
Thomas U Hal phi und J. Ilcnly, all of
Engine Company II. Firemen Cohen and
Call wciu burned and bruised, and re?
moved to iho lioapital. The other per
uons injured were emeploycd I? the fiic
lory, dweller? 11 ? the iidjueent tenements
und passers-by, none of thein Variously
Huddled on Fire Escape.
Three hundred men und women were
In the factory during the lunch hour, .
when a slight explosion occurred on ono |
af the upper floors and almost instantly '
i he. entire structure was enevoloped in |
flumes. Most of them took refuge on j
the fire escupes where they remained hud- |
died togellieft Before the flro ladders
..old he run ni., plleemont, firemen und
volunteer formell ri human ' pyramid |
ugiiiust the trout wall of the factory
nrid in tills way banded down to wifely
upwards of sixty girls who were cling?
ing to the fire-escapes rtiii the second
floor, Others jumped Into the life saving
nets or on piles of bedding hastily
gu'tlioi cd und heaped on ihe sidewalks,
Within ten minutos ?ill the occupants
of the building hud been taken nut In
safety and unhurt, save f r minor Inju
' ries.
Several hundred policemen were rushed
to the scene to control tin: panic-stricken
crowds In the vicinity. .Ml the adjoining
tenements were ordered vacated, mal
this1 tusk hud been barely accomplished
when a toppling wall crushed in tho
upper portion of a row of seven tene?
ments In Carmine Street. A moment later
tho Manies shot across the street, setting
lire to u row f buildings.
Terrific Explosion.
Hardly bad Jtbo Hanns enveloped tho
building, whl* occurred within a few
minutes after the outbreak, than a ter?
rino explosion occurred, followed In rapid
succession by four more, the lust of such
violence us to shake buildings for blocks
mound, With tho lust detonation what
remained of tho walls fell Inward, smolh
crlng the Humes, which n moment before
were shooting 200 feel lu the uir. Within
forty minutes, ufter the Maze showed II
self all Unit remained of the huso building
wus ii. glowing heap or shuttered lloors,
walls und hennis, beneath which woro
burled the luidles of Hie four firemen,
?tust after the second explosion, Foi'o
liiiiu Walsh unit the men of hi? coinpunv
made a galluni effort ti? force their way
close to the rear of tlie building, In order
to get a line on the hottest part of tlie
lire, and while so engaged tlie norm wall
crushed down on I hem. Ilcnl.v, who was
nnl completely burled, was drugged mil
In a dying condition, Of the whole eoni
p.iny, every mau wus either killed or
injured. Koroman Wnlsh wus boriv'ln thin
elly In 1X<M, und h wus he who ha.I
charge of the New York Urn brigade thru
aided materially in stopping the great
Baltimore lire lu 190!.
The factory was occupied by the ]0m
plre Art Metul. Company; the Standard
Thread Company, ami the Metal Stamp
e?nipui'i.v, which owned ihe building.
?:-? .
Moiisignot Morris to Be Bishop.
(By Associated Press.)
ItOMW, March 'J?.-Tho Congregation
of Hie Propaganda, has decided, to pro
poso lo (be l'ope tlie appointment of
Monslgiior John 11. Morris,-of Nashville,
Tenu:, ?p. coadjutor bishop of Blltlo
Huck, Alk, .
-..mit .im im
Tillmari Announces That He Will
Bring Matter Up in Senate
Forakcr Offers Amendment to
Prohibit Issuance of Passes.
Long Debate. - ,
- (By Associated Press.) *"
WASHINGTON. March 20.?There was a
hint. In the Senate to-day at an effort to
fix ft time for a tinal vote on the railroad
rate bill, bul it. was surrounded by so
much circumstance and doubt that no
prediction ?s to the linif. would;be justi'-'
Hod'. Mr. "Tlllni'ih stated that he-would
bring Uie matter up in the Senate to?
morrow, nnd unless objection Is then
made, he may tlSk to have a day spec-I?
ll eri.
The RUBueKtion as to linio ?iroso in con?
nection with the more or less serious of
fort on the part of a number of senators
to secure immediate consid?ration ot
amendments offered by themselves. Mr.
Tillman resisted all attempts of that
kind on Hie absence or any senators,
saying that votes ought not lo be taken
without full notice to senators. Among
the provisions offered were: *
Ily Mr. Forake'r: Prohibiting the
ISHiinnco or passes.
Hy Mr. Scott: Compelling railroads
to connect with other railroads.
By Mr. Oulberson: Denying to Inter?
state roads the. privilege or making
campaign contributions.
Mr. Overman made 'a general speech
in support of the hill and .Air. .Tillman
spoke nt some length against undue haste
l.i considering tlio question.
Looking to Tillman.
At tlie beginning of the' session? B*r.
Tillman presented a letter Troin Mil
lard )?'. Snyder, or Clarksburg, AV. VflL.,
relating to tlio discriminations of rail?
roads In that Stato against Independent
coal operators by tho Baltimore und Ohio
Railroad. Mr. Tillman said that tho
senator from West Virginia lind expressed '
the hope that he would glvo tho Soneto
something on this line every morning
rcontlnued on Third Page.)
Man, Suposedly Unbalanced, Then
Sent Bullet Into His Own
(By Associated Press.)
EVERETT, MASS., March 2ti.~Less
than three hours before the timo set lor
her wedding to-duy, Pansy E. Townsend
wns shot and mortally wounded by her
"futll?ri Joseph P. ' Townsend, In their
homo In this city, Townsend then ended
his life with a bullet.
Miss Townsend wifs to have boon tnnr
rled to Francis E. Perry, or Port Myers,
Florida, nt (I o'clock,to-night at tho Peo?
ple's Temple, Boston, Early In Ihe nrter
noon the rather-sent tin? only, other mem?
ber or the family, his, lirteeii-ycur-old son,
Joseph? to East Boston, on nu orriiiiil
connected with the coming wedding, Tlio
I boy returned about I : HO nnd let hlmsoir
' Into the house with a hey. Calling to
his father and receiving no answer, ho
pushed open the sitting room door and
entered. On the door lay tlio doiid body
or ids rnther, the head In u. pool of blood,
and a small rifle across tho knees. Re?
side, lilm was a revolver of a heavy
Miss Townsend lay upon n couch nt
Iho side of the room und, ncicnrdlng In
the boy's stateniciil, was still ulive, The
ilmy tried to force .?(?no brandy down
his sister's thront und railing, hurt led hi',
icr doctors. When they nrrlVcil lite
Kill was dead, S|ie had boon shot lhroii|.;h
tlio head. Tho only clue to (lie cause ,,r
till? tragedy jwus tills .note written by
Townsend to-day.
"Al ?1:40 I hovo taken iny duuglifer'i.
llfo ami my own. 1 do tlils rallier than
seo her th? wife pf Frunc?s Perry.'1
So'fur ?is Is known, Townsend lisl
nothing against Perry und tlie supposition
is that Townsenil's luhid wus, uiibaluhced
by reason of his iQYp,' for his daughter
and his 'brooding over tho prospect pr
sopnnitloii from bor, Towusond wns for?
merly mate ou. u vessel sailing from
Boston, Ho was born in Balllmpro r,i?
years ago. Iils wife lias been dead sev?
eral years. Miss Tuwiiseipl wns 25 yeuiy
of ftgo. ? . ,
riilr01d mo
l?ber merger
Norfolk, and Southern and Vir?
ginia-Carolina Coast Railway
in Deal.
Several Railroads and Fourteen
Lumber Companies to Be
Taken Over.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK; VA., March 20.?The entire
properties of the Norfolk and Southern
Railroad, running from Norfolk through
eastern North Carolina, and the Virginia-,
Carolina Const Railroad.- iyb/lcli recently
bogan the constructlou of a new railway j
line' from Norfolk to Beaufort, N. C. and
their lumber Interests, are to be iijerged,
with an authorized capital of $2?,000,000
in bonds and $25.000,000 In stock.
The railroad merger will give n total
trackage of C00 miles.' and the lumber
merger will make a total of eighteen mills,
with an output of .1D0.000.A00 feet annu?
ally. There will be 000.000 acres of timber
land owned- In fee, and a timber stump
age of .1.00(1,000,000 feet.
The railroad merger means Ihe fak?
ing over of the Suffolk and Carolina.
running between Suffolk, Va.. Elizabeth
City, N. C and ?denton. N. C; the
Pamlico. OHental and AVesiern, running
from Newbern to Bnyboro. N. C. ; all of
the' Norfolk and Southern branch lines
between Norfolk and Kdcnton,' together
witli Its Pamlico division, through Mack
oy's Ferry to Belhaven,' and thence on to
Plymouth and Washington, and the leaser,
or the Atlantic and North -Carolina Rail?
road, running between Beaufort, More
bead City and Goldsboro, N. C.
Grading Is now complete for a new line
from Mnckey's Kerry to Columbia, N. G\,
and surveys are complete between Bny?
boro nnd Oriental.. The road will be ex?
tended out to Newbern, opening up vast
timber lands through Duplln county,
Nortb Carollnn.
Tt Is stated that all the lumber In?
terests of the consolidated properties In?
volved would he brought into the JoTTh
I.. Moper I,umber Company, of this city,
the big corporation recently bought by
the Virginia and .Carolina Coast, arid tlint
Mr. George W. Roper Will he pres?
ident of this subsidiary of the larger
corporation. The oilier lumber corpora?
tions Involved are the Blade's Bomber
Company, of Kllznbeth City and the Bell
Haven Lumber Company, of Bell Haven,
IS', C. Tho Cninp Manufacturing Com?
pany, of Krnnklln, Va., may nlso be in?
volved. 0
Fourteen saw and four planing mills
would l.v> controlled by tho? lumber in?
terests of tlie merger and the timber
owned by Its Is.ostlmntod at four billion
feet. Tlif output of the saw mills Is now
botwoeiv 125,0(10,000 and 150,000,000 foet an?
nually, and this probably Avould be In?
creased lo 200,000,000. It Is snld Hint
neither the management of the Norfolk
nnd Southern or (ho Vlrglnln and Caro?
lina Coast ' would domlnnte the morgor,
although It has not yet developed who
would control.
Trafflclng In luriiUor would be the prin?
cipal business of the consolidation, al?
though It Is stated that tho tniln service
gver tho rutlro?ds would lie Improved.
The roads ?ire now doing much for
tho unbuilding of Eastern North Caro?
llnn,-'commercially nnd Industrially, nnd
Norfolk,, being the main terminus of the
roads, Is reaping no small benefit from
Will. Be Built at Norfolk, to Cost
?' $500,000?Further Combina?
tion Likely,
(By Associated ITe'ss.l
NORFOLK, VA., Miircli . ^?.-General
Muiiagei' Raymond Dupuy, of the Tldo
wnfer Railway, to-night announced that
his roild, through R.\ F. Baldwin, Its real
estate agent in tills city and II. II.
Mundley, of New Vork, hud secured four
acres of properly on Main and ltcnnuda
Streets, adjoining tho Norfolk passenger
and freight terminals of tho Norfolk unit
Western Railway.
Th,o Tidewater, according to Mr, Dupuy,
will erect 'a passenger station and con?
struct freight yards 011 Us property, cost?
ing hall' a million dollars.
Arrangements ilayo been mude with th
iCoi>ihuii;?i 014 Third l'agc.)
Issue Ultimatum to Ope?
rators in- Disputes
: Over Wage Scale.
Vice-President Expresses- Hope
for Solution Yet, But Pros?
pect for-Agreement Very
Preparing for
. , Strike,
(By Associated Tress.)
INDIANAPOLIS, INT?.. March 26.?Th?
United Mine Workers br America', througli
President John Mitchell, Vlec-Prosldcpt T.
1>. Lewis arid Herman C. Perry, president
or the Illinois Miners, this atterhbon pre?
sented lo the coal operator? In the execu?
tive session or the joint scale committee
or the Central-Competitive rustrid their
ultimatum on the dispute over the wage
The demand o?-the.miners, as staled in
the ultimatum, is ror a restoration or tho
wage scale of 1903, which is an Increase
of 6.55 percent. The operators secured an
adjournment of the connnlttpe until to?
morrow morning, when It is expected a
definite answer to the miners/will be giv
en. It is anticipated thai tins reply' will
be a refusal by the Operators, and in
that event, the committee will report a
disagreement to the joint conference oi
miners and operators.
In that caso the ctuestloit will bo debated
before . the Joint convention. ?To-night,
according to those concerned,.-there Is
little prospect for an agreement
Miners Will Not Yield.
After the noon adjournment, President
?Mitchell, referring to rumors that tlie
miners might recede, said he wanted to
explain to the operators that there would
he,' under no circumstance?, an agreement
at loss than the scale of 1903, unless
after a disagreement the operators could
enforce less terms, and ho did not be?
lieve they cotild. Vice-President Lewis
said :
"If we have got to such a,point In
:. these deliberations where-it ls,n case
of. walt to see who lij-going to bo
able to, divide the for('.e?s oil either
side, then 1 helieve we aro consider?
ing n. very dangerous proposition. '-* I
kno-w what n suspension of work
means to our people; I know what It
will probably , mean to millions of'
. other people, who are not directly In
t crested In these questions. I have
hopes that we m.iy he able to find -
?i solution of our present dlfTieultles,
bul that solution will only come when
both sides .areTondy to sign a wage
agreement, carrying with .It the
prices paid In JflOH.
? "Of course, after we have censed
negotiations and arrayed our follow?
ing on dureront sides or the question.:'
? I am not;.prepared to say what will ?
Herman C. Perry, president or the mi?
nois, said lie hnd heard It rumored that
the. different interests had hoen attempt?
ing to use their Influenc?s to bring about
a strike, notably flic small operators o lid
the coal dealers, who. he had been in<
? formed, were .supp'ortlnp a lobby in Hie
hope of Influencing Hie operators to force
a '?disagreement. Ho added that there
would be no division of the ?'- Illinois
miners and no mino would he allowed
to run even with an advance In wages
unless all the union minos in Illinois
wcro Riven the same advance. There
was n short discussion conducted In a
friendly vein, and a motion lo adjourn
W'i? unanimously ndonted.'
Has Not Asked Extension. '
Mi. Mitchell to-dny denied n report
that he hud requested an extension for
(Continued on Third Paso.)
Forecast: Virginia? Italn and wnrmo
Tuesday; Wednesday', luir, colder; fresh
possibly brisk, south, shirting to wes
* North Carolina?Warmer Tuesday, wit
Occasional showers; Wednesday, fair
fresh south winds.
Conditions Yesterday,
Richmond's weather was cloudy an
warmer. Range of the thermometer;
y A. M.3"' *'? ''? M.,'.l
y? j|.-10 Il P. M.?.m
3 P. M.i'1 I-' inl?night.4?
(Average...ill l-(?.)
Highest temperature yesterday. ?7
Lowest itinpeniture yestorday. ,'!;;
Menu temperature yesterday. IU
Normal temperature ror M lire 11. ID
Departure .'rom normal toinperalure,.,. Ofl
Thermometer This Day Last Year
,, A- M.60 ti P. Al.Ir?
{?? 3|.17 ? P. AI.??
,5 p, M.TO 13 midnight.?H
(Average.til l-'?.)
Condition? in Important Cities.
lAi S l1. AI,, Kantern 'l'hue.)
Clnee. Thcr. High. T. Weather.
?\shevillc, N. C. iS fill P. ?doudy
Augusta . ?S IIS Clear
Allanta, th?.fit ?0 . cloudy
M?flalo, N. V. j? 6t <??'?'
I'liarlotto . 8 58 C OUI'
Chicago, 111. fil M oar
Cincinnati, U. It M leur
Davenport . '? 5s h,
Potrull, M'?l'. '" 5? "''V ,
Unlveston, Tex.06 7(1 I . clotiuj
Halteras. N. C.? M i huir
jficksonvlllo . ot 111 ? P. cloud.)
Kansas City.W fio l.
Norfolk, Vo.. !? ?\ ." .
I'ittsburg. Pu.; '"? Ub?, .
Turn pa,. Khi. ?,? ?? , ! . *
Vicksbm-B . ..??? '.- '] , ' ,
Wusliluglon .U | l, , .
.Wilmington .W M ;le?. ,
Yellow Btonr. U ^ I!) Uuuily
Miniature Almanac.
' Mitinli :'7. PO?.
Sun rises. ?'.'>! II Kill WIHC. .
Sim sets........ I?:-'?' Morning. 6:1',
,'^looon ?ft?.'{W Uvciilmj.li!?*
Mr. C. D. Wingficld, President;
of Exchange, Gives Out
Effective Interview.
/ ?-: i
Northern Men Present All Under?
stood thc.'May.Qr.'s Speech and
Endorsed It Freely.
In' a treng interview last night Mr. C.
D. Wlngfl?ld. of Richmond, who, as presi?
dent of tlie Southern Ice Kxchange, pre?
sided at the sessions of the convention
of that body held here last week, mad"
the following statements in regard to ths
Mayor's reference to the flag In his speech
of Welcome: ?
".The Idea that the Mayor meant-any
disrespect '?; to th.; flag of our common
country 'Is absurd: and If those who
have ' severely criticised him for what
he said could have heard his speech, or
could have rend ft In full Instead of
reading, this .one remark in cold type,
they would have taken It In Ihe same
spirit ?is ;that'In ? ivhlch It- was .taken by
those i.o whom It was,made In, a. spirit of
"When this remark was made. Hie
Mayor had concluded tho serious part
of his speech, which, by Hie way, was
not-u wrlten one, and had entered Into
the good humor of his.,audience which
had lKien applauding some of Ihe witty
things he liad been saying. .
"I thlnx he made the remark about
the flags-Just after having said, 'no,
gentleman would chew tobacco. I
chew a ^good deal of It,' but still no
gentleman, would chew tobacco.' This
bit of fun was applauded, and he then
alluded1 In the sa^ne strain to his
love for the flags of Virginia and the
Confederacy, adding Jocularly, 'but
tlie Stars and Stripes are all right In
their way.' I am not sure that his
remarks have been quoted verbatim,
but I am sure that what he said was
In a spirit of fun, and was so taken
by his audience, which was composed
of more men from the North, East
and West than from the South, there
being over fifty of tlie former.
Entire Audience Applauded.
"At the conclusion of his address ihe
Mayor was applauded by his entire aud?
ience Tho reply to lils address was
-made by a gcnlleniiin from Chicago,
and was also lu a jocular strain ami
with no reference to the flags, which,
knowing the man as 1 do, would not
?have been the case had the Mayor been
taken seriously. [ know personally every
man who heard (lie address and mingled
with thorn ?after Its conclusion, und not
one of them referred to tho Mayor's re?
mark about the flags until after read?
ing the afternoon paper, und then thny
laughed at the absurdity of 'his being
taken seriously.
"The. applause which greeted the May?
or's address, In which ho 1 old of Richmond
and of Virginia, was only exceeded by
tant accorded the Governor of Virginia
when he responded to the tonst, 'Our
Country.' At Ihe eonciusl n of ihe Gov?
ernor's elouuent and patriotic speech he
received such ?in ovutlon from those of
the North as wus given 1'resldont Itoosc
velt on his recent visit to Richmond, and
.those of the North vied with those ..f
?yhe South in slinking bir hand and in
expressing approval of ids loyal sentl
The Mayor Thanked.
"If nny further proof Ik needed of the
feelings of those present ut the speech
of the Governor and 111" Mayor, I have
but to refer you to the res Intimi unani?
mously adopted before Iho adjournment
of Hie Southern Ice Kxchange. reading as
" 'Thanking (llQ Mayni: of this city for
Iho gracious extension nl the hospitality
of the same to tho S utliein Ice Bxehiinge
and its members! thanking the newspa?
pers for their uniform courtesies In the
Interest shown In our meeting?, ?nul to
?Hie local committees of the ice men ffir
their pleasant entertainment that they
have so generously' ?provided for the
association and the ladles, und to the
Govern r of the Htnte of Virginia tho
ihanks of the lee Bxchangp Is extended
for Ids presence nl our banquet and for
Ihe nmgnllloeiitly p.Hrlollo speech lie
made, which appealed to the heart ?>r
every rme present us American citizens.
Your Executive Com mitte feels Ihnl while
such men as Ihe Governor two with un
that a bolter era will iicoriio to our be?
loved country,, and Unit each mail who
heard that speech will lenve HI. Innen.I
ll belter' eltlKeu for having liad Ills pa
tljlltlsill stimulated b?- tho ev.ressli.i'M Ifi
which the Governor gav?- such wondrous
"Had the Mayor's remarks been
taken seriously by those present, his
address would iiave received no more
applause from the men of Vlrplnla and
of the South than It would have, re?
ceived from the men off the Nortb.
whose equals they are in patriotism
and In love of the Stars and' Stripes.
., "To my mind, those who have taken
the matter seriously have mnde them?
selves ridiculous."
- 'g
Committee on Grounds and Build?
ings and Finance Would Sell
Her Clark Spring ?Property.
- , . ? ?
Able and Eloquent Speeches on
Both Sities o? the Question.
Action Unanimous.
A fier u lengthy session, In which there
were many speeches and spicily Interest
iKg sputs bel'Veoii the members, the
Committees i.-.. Grounds uni. .Buildings
and Financ? In .pjint." session last?night,
finally decided In m vor op Miss Ura.ce
Arents ,-is ngnlr-st the Hollywood Cor?
poration in tlio contest ror the, purehnse
of the' Clark Spring properly.
Speeches were made on both sides by
representatives of tho contending par
ties, Mr. M, M. tillliam speaking for the
corporation, and a number of those
prominent In Alisa Arents'S work oh
Oregon Hill speaking in hor heliult.
.Mr. \\'.- ')'. Dtibney, ehulrniuiP ol the
sub-comtnlttee appointed to repon on
the matter,- offered tho following.; resolu?
tion, willen Hvus adopted without dis?
sent; '
"We, the committee, recommend
the sale of Clark Spring property to
Miss Arents, If she will pay twenty
five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) ror
said property, with reservations for
Harrison Street to extend through
said property; also sufficient space
' necessary to the maintenance and
equipment of ..the old reservoir, and
the preservation of the space now
occupied by the grave?! therein; also
such rights na are: necessary for the,,
proper maintenance of and access to -"
water mains and a building of sew?
ers on ..said property,?'
; Report in'Detail.
Captain J, B. Wood, chairman or tho
joint committee, presided, and the re?
port from the chairman: of tliu .sub?
committee, Mr. \V. T. .Dabnoy, was llrst
heard. ?
In his report lie stated that the Holly?
wood Corporation hud ottered $25,000 for
the properly, with tlie understanding Unit
tho. city should reserve such parts un It
should desire Tor Its water works, mull?s,
and so forth. On thev'other bund, said ho,
Miss Arents offered $20,000 or $20,500
(lie did not remember which) ror-the
land, with provisions similar to those
Included in the Hollywood offer,
Tho conclusion, ho stated, was thai If
Miss Arents wanted this properly Tor
(Continued on Third Pago.)
OHIO 10 GIVE $75,000
House Votes to Concur in Senate
Amendment and, Will Not
Reconsider Action.
(By. Assoi'hiled I'rcss.)
COny.MllUS, OHIO. March 2H.?Tlio
House this evening concurred in tlio
Sonnte amendment to-the appropriation
hill setting aside $75,(100 Instead of $.10,000
for the State's participation lu the
Jamestown Imposition. Fifteen inimit?s
later the memorial or Wells l'os? O. A,
K., asking tho Legislature to hold up the
appropriation until the Mayor of Itloli
llionrl, Va., retracts his statement m
gurdlng tlie flan \vlllc|l lie recognizes, was
presented lo Die House. The House will
not reconsider Hs notion,
Mr. Prod, W. Scott, hei.d of the bunk?
ing firm of Scott nnd Htringfeliow, und
u party of ltleliinnnil capitalists have se?
cured, It Is said, u largo block of Cries?
iipeukc- and Ohio stock, and will make uu
endeavor to have tlio stock placed upon
u three per cent. Uiisls at the next ii-k
ular moot|llg of tlie i-ouipuny.
Il Is suited on excellent aillliorlty Hint
M eoiiiinilleo will wait oil Hie Mould of
lilreclois, and In y I on ol the marked Ul?
erease of oiirnlims of tin- road, will urge
llllll the SlocUIUildorH 1,0 lllloWCll III p!l I
llclpiiti' In the distribution of a portion of
lile ?Il-Telised Sill plus.
Chesapeake and wliio stock was ex?
tremely active on yesterday, tho rise
lieing attributed to the proposed (lotion
or the itieiuiuiiid .holders.
Quarreled; One Dead, Two
Dying .
Uly Associated Press.)
MACON. CA., March 2t!.- Charles A.
Davis, a prominent young runner of Pu
Inskl coiuily, became involved lu u dllll
ciilty ivltli two negroes nein- (lie liooly
eoiiiily line. Several shots wer,. In-ard
und persiiiis going t" the anoiio fumul
p.ivls dead, one |iegrO dylliB uud the
oihor seriously ?lint.
and mjm
Lawyers Connected With
"Tampering With Bills"
Compensation in Bill Creating
Office Raised From 10 to 15
Per Cent.?Sands Ex?
pected to Fill Office.
Wickham Files
The legislative committee charged with
the Investigation of certain alleged "tam?
pering with bills," made public Its re?
port on yesterday.
The paper is roll of Interest, naming
i nil It dues Messrs. Conway lt. Sands,
Philip 11. Sheild and Representativa
?rilwiiy l'ullcr In connection with House
.bill No. 12, which was passed lor the
purpose of Tnnbllng the Slate to collect
from the estates of Idiots who have ueeil
confined Iri the. Stale asylums and pro?
vides that a compensation of -ten per
cent, be [Mild to an agent, appointed
by ?tho Governor, who will bring suits
fur the collection of the money'due.
The report sets out that Mr. Conway
R. Sands, not a member of the General
Assembly, was the author of the bill, and
that he expected to be appointed as agent.
It Is stated that the bill was closely
followed by Messrs, Sands and Shellds
from Its Inception until' It passed Into
the enrolling office, and that Mr. Ordway
Puller, a member of the House from
Richmond, Serving on the Jo!nt Conference
Committee, acted with Indiscretion In at?
tempting to insert Into the conference
report an amendment Increasing the com?
pensation of the special agont (who ht
was supposed, would be Mr, Sands), from
ten per cent, to fifteen per cent, without
the consent of his conferees,
Some Secret Testimony.
During tho secret Investigation a. num?
ber of witnesses appeared before tin.'
committee and testified.
Senator Thomas stated tTi'ut' a meinbei
of the Conference. Committee had raised
the compensation of the, "agent" froir.
ten per cent, to fifteen per.-cent.
In speaking of the "raised report,". Sen.
ator Thomas snld 16 tlie committee:
,' o|- called Senator Chapman's atr
tentlon to this. I said: 'Why did you
. change It?' He said lie didn't know
anything about It, and called up thf,
Senate conferees, and they didn't
know anything about It. and said they
had never beard of the change to
fifteen per cent. He turned to, some- ,
body, may be Mr, Puller, and sal-d:
'By God, I don't like anything like
this. What does this mean?'
'"I dld'nt catch what Mr. Puller snld,
but there was evidently a confusion
there that wasn't plain to my mind.
"It left me under the Impression ??'
that the thing had been surreptitious?
ly changed.
"I was very much exasperated, and,
I thought If better to pass- a bill
making It a penitentiary crime for
anybody to tamper with a bill that '
Mr.,; Bonds and Mr Shield In letters
wl?lct? are printed below, have denied In
positive terms, tlie charges made against
them In the report.
Mr. Culler is out of the city nnd nt
(empts to communicate with him worn
' Committee's Report.
After reciting the authority under which
the committee acted the report is as fifi,
"The committee flndsl'ro mine evidencie
that T. .!. Wool, attorney for the .Ports?
mouth, Berkley and Suffolk Wuler Corn
puny, had an amendment to offer to this
bill, and by direction of Senator John S.
Chapman, chairman of the Seiuifo Com?
mittee on County and City und Town
Organizations, the amendment was tiled
With the hill, to be laid before the com?
mittee when the bill came up for con?
sideration. This amendment would havo
prevented the sale of the bonds. When
the bill came up for consideration the
amendment was rejected, and your com?
mut?e finds that no wrong appears In this
mutter, end sp reports."'
Next the report touchas on House lilll
No. 12, relating to the payment of lut^i
tlcS' expenses. Tlie language of thv re?
port follows, in part:
"Pi'oni the evidence before the commit?
tee, h is ascertained Hun* In the Kennte
committee o substituto was offered for
the House hill, and certain amendments
were adopted l" conform the substitute
to the views of the committee! a sub?
committee was appointed in perfect a
substituto along the lines Indicated, which
reported hack to ihe committee two alter?
native substitutes drawn by Conway It.
Sands, neither of which met tlie views of
the full committee, Tho committee adopt?
ed the one marked 'Two,' subject to cer?
tain, amendments, to.wit: Increasing the
exemptions of property from $(,000 to
$3,009, and providing i lint suit could be
brought only in the circuit court within
ihe Jurisdiction of which the insane de?
fendant lived, striking out Hint portion
of the brll which allowed suit to bo
brought in 'bo county or corporation hi
which the hospital Is located; third, re?
ducing the coiiipousntion ne- .-..lh-ctlug
from LI) lo In per Cent, of the recovery,
which aiuendnieiits Wile wrltte? on sop.
?irate .-Mips of paper.
Followed Bill Closely.
??It Is further .is.-eililin-.l Huit all ?
tbl'Sll amendments, which were of
?Hal Importuner., were ubstructoil or
l.isi fr.uu tin- papers before liter were
Holed upon by the Senate, bin were
siih.se.|uently reinserted In the I.ill
on tin- Hour of (he Senate, Your eoni
inltiee Iri unable lo Ils the r.-.-pousl
bllllv for this ?id upon any per-.m or
persons. The bill wu - closely followed
from its Inception until after It passed .
?nl.. Ihe enrolling Olllm by Mes,is.
Conway It. Sands ami i'hlllp II. Slnlld.
' We hu.I that Mr. Ol'dwiiy Culler, a
member of the .?nui'creue? committee
.11: (lie purl of tlie House. :.-. t.-.l with .
?Ildif.eiell.ill In attempting lo linn I
illl.. tlie eonf.'ieile?. I ,?'. . 1 I ;,i, ..11). II.I- ,
im^it increasing the .-..inpeie at Inn nf
the special usent to ht- appointed uo

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