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THB TIMRS FOtTNTJRD 1888.
7H1. D1HPATCI1 FOUNDBD 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 17,798. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS, PANEL ONCE F1LLED NEARLY STRICKEN OUT ? ? Peremptory C h a 11 enges Reduce N umber Sworn to Three. VIANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW CHOSEN Four Tcntativc Jurors Are Ac 1 ce'pted for the Time, antl Work of Completing the Pancl Again to Pro cccd This Morn? ing.. swon.v junons. Charles E. Gremmels, sblp broker. Arthur .V. rVuctblne, halier and ? etnercr. Oeorgc W. Curey, dry good* dealer. TISNTATIVE JIHOHS. Oeortfc C. rtapprcelit, ixilfmiiiin. Mo*es Creenbauni, Insurance ORrent. Jobu lt. Mnnlun, retlred graln broker. Thomas F. Crunnton, prlnter. NEW YORK, January 7.?Three lurors sworn to st-rvc on the trlal panel for Harry K. Thaw represented to nlght tlie ntt results of the two days and elx resslons of the trlal before Justlce Dowllng ln tho Crlmlnal branch of the Supreme Court. ln addltlon to the trto, who are oath-bound well and truly* to try the case, there were In the jury box at the close of the nlght -(?Fslon, four tentatlve Jurors who are t.ubject stlll to peremptory ohallenxe by either sidc. The task of fllllng tlie flve vacant chalrs will bc rceumed to morrow morning, when the last lnstal uient of 100 talesmen summoned on tlie rirlginal omnlbus panel of 200 names will report for examlnatlon. ln all nlnety-flve proposed jurori were called and questlonod to-day as agalnst flfty-seven yesterday. At the close of tho afternoon sesslon the jury box was rilled and hopes ran high that it Jeast a majorlty of those tentatlvely choscn would prove acceptable to both fcidee. With the beglnnlng of the even? ing sesslon, however, all such hopc*, were dlssipated. Whc-n the suddenly detcended storrn of peremptory chal l'-r.ges ck-arod away there. were but three survlvors, and tt was agreed thai they should bc sworn rs the nucleus of the trlal panel. They are Charles H. ejrernmela. ship brokjer, who is to be foreman;- Arthur K. Naething, baker and caterer, end George W. Carey, dry goods dealer. Counsel announced that the Jury box would agaln be fllled before any morv peremptory challenges were exerclsid. Forty talesmen were examlnc-d at tha evening sesslon, which lasted untll 10:50 1'. Mi Prlxoner ond Wlfe. Thaw was not called to the bar un? tll the roll of the new panel was called nnd the absentees noted and Rned $230. Kighty members of the second panel ive-re present. Mrs. Evelyn Thaw was . not in the courtroom when the pro cetdlngs began, Joslah Thaw belng the inly relative present. As soon ts Thaw had taken hls place the work of filling the Jury box waa taketi up. wlth Distrlct Attorney J'rome'again conductlng the examlna tions for the t,ccple. Young Mrs. Thaw came ln whlle the lirst talesman was belng examlneJ. She was ruddy of cheek and appeared iu tlie best of health, a sharp contrast to her husband, who is thlnner and more pallld than last year. His hatr, wiry and badly cut, glves him some t'.iing of an unkempt appearance. The first six men called for service ?were all dlsqualifled. Justice Dowllng frequently took a hand In the ques tionhig of tiksmen, hls Interrogatlons utually brinslng the oxamlnatlons to un abrupt conclusion, ? >'umber 10 Accepted. Mr. Littleton is thorough in his ex amlpatlons, probing into the Inmost thoughts and belicfs bt tlie talesmen. One question asked most of the tales? men was what newspaper's ???purport ta" accounts of the prevlous trlal they had read. He spent nearly half an hour on Wm. H. Boberts, . secretary to a rallway slgnai concern and a natlve of Eng land who flnally was accepted as pros pectivo Juror Xo. 10. Roberts de? clared he had an imprc-ssion as to tht guilt or Innocence of the defendant but not a declded one, and he was surt lie could lay it asttle. J".-uring the flrst two ;iours of th< morning sesslon sixteen talesmen hat been examlnej. and onlj- onc condltlon ?j.Uy ace6pled.lt requlred thlrtv minutei for Mr. Littleton to ellsquulifv Dcxtei C, Tiffany, a stock broker, who sale he had a iixed opinion, but Inslstee he could render a, falr verdlct. Jt tool thirty seconds for Mr. Joromc to dls pose of Chnrk's McCullougli. a publli uecountant, the last of the flrst panel who declared that evidence mlght re move. but could not change his opinion Two Auccptcri Jurors Excused. Tho second panel which reportei to-day then was drawn upon. Twi of the provlslonal Jurors selocted oi yesterday were 'excused by , c-onbent They wero William E. Brower, deeor ator, and James Conway, hotel keepei During tlie examlnatlon of Cliarle G. Goss, au audltor and aceountanl Mr. Jerome asked for the flrst tlnv during thls trial: "Havo you . an: leleaa of your own as to a hlgher law or Irroslstlble impulse or anythlng o that sort." Goss replled in the negatlve, and wa; accepted as a provlsi9nal .juror. Ow of the jurors created somethlng of t sensatlon as the aftornoon sossloi opened by announclng-that bo had los hls gold watch and clialn, valued a floO, slnce comlng to tho court. Deteo tlves wero assigned to the case, Tlnuv'u Sister In Court. .Mrs. George E. Carnegle, Thaw' sister. came downtown ln a drlvlnj rain to ho present at tlie aftemooi sittlpg of the court. Wlthln llfteei minutes after Justlce Dowllng- had re sumed hls placo on the beneh elgh talesmen had been disposod of. Tho; all had oplnlons whlch no evldenc could chango. District Attornoy Jerom cxei'clsed tho peoplo's rlght. of peremp jr"^ .(C9Utl?uea on Thlrd Page.) FIFTEEN CENTS FOR COTTON Piirniere Co-opcrntlve CnJota Worklng on I'lnim to Force Hlgh Prlce. MEMPHIS, TENN., January 7.?Thn annual conventlon of the Farmers Ed utatlonal and Coioperatlve Unlon met hero to-day. About 300 delcgates are preRcnt, tepreeentlng every Southern Htttte. Mlssotirt, Kansas and Washlng? ton nro nlHo roprcKented. W. ?j. Bar rctt, of Unlon Clty, Oa., pre?ldent of tln- unlon, before calllng tlie conven? tlon to order, sald: "One of the most important thinps we hope. to accompltsh I* to get 15 cents for cotton, ana we are golng to got lt If we havo to hold It from the rnarket for yeoxe." ITesides plnnnlng for the reduction of tlie cotton acreage thc conventlon Ik consfderlng steps to make practlca bio the holding of cotton by those who are not In shape flnanclully to walt months for thelr money, Numerous suggestlon* have heen made along thls llne. One which has been dlscussed at some length was warchouse certld cntos for stored cotton as the bnsls of a bond Issue. These bonds wlll be sold to those members of the unlon who hnve the ready money to spare. A falr rote of interest would be fixed. the bonds to mature ,ln twelve months. Whlle tho members of the union would b>; flr3t Invlted to tal'e these bonds tlicy would be also offered to such banks as mlght deslre them. ln all tfcfes the Interest would make them a desirable investment. The effort would be to band all th,e sretions more closely together by the formlng practically of a blg company wlth all members vitally Interested in the prlce of cotton. Another proposi tion being dlscussed Is the formlng of a regular stock company and to tssi siock wlth seed cotton as thc basls. COURT-MARTIAL TO TRY HIM Member of Alexandrla Company In Cfaurgeil Wlll, Insubordluntlou. r>?n?HaI to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.7 ALEXAN'DRIA. VA., January 7.?Ar? thur Downey, a member of Company G. Seventieth Reglment. Alexandrla Llght Infantrj-. ls held at the statlon house at the instance of Captain P. J. Murphy, of.that command, and will be ccmpelled to face a court-martlal on a charge of inaubordlnatlon. Captain Murphy to-day telegraphed Adjutant Goneral Anderson the facts In tlie case. As soon as the court-martial convenes Downey. lt ls sald, will bc tried. The trouble occurred last nlght at Armory Hall, when, it is asserted, Cap? tain Murphy endeavorcd to learn from Downey the cause of fallure to attend drill*. It is clatmed that Downey roundly abused the officer. He was taken to police headquarters and lock ed up on a charge of dlsorderly eon? duct, and thls morning- he wag flned 55 on that charge and held for the ac? tlon of the mllitary authorities. The court-martlai v;UL it is said, bc held here. ACCIDENT REUNITES COUPLE Eugene B. Bolton Meets Spouse Inei pectedly 'nnd Are Reeonclled. SAN FP.ANCtSCO, CAT_. January 7.? Kate Inserted a friendly hand into the affairs of Eugene B. Bolton, .of El mira, N. T.,'when it placed the wlfe from whom he had been separated for more than a year at a nearby table In tho big grlll-room of the Hotel St Fr&ncis. Mlsunderstandings separated the cou? ple a few months after their marriage. Bolton, who is ln the employ of an oll refinery, reglstcred at the St. Francls on Saturday last Hls wlfe, who was visiting the coast Wlth her mother and a party of frlends, put up at thi place yesterday. .Mrs. Bolton was ln the dintng-rotftn when her husband entered. What they said when they saw each other no one heurd. but when thc Atlantic express ol' the Southern Pacific drew out of Oakland Mole it took wlth it Eugene P, Bolton and tho wlfe to whom fate hac' rcunited hlm. LEAP YEAR ELOPEMENT Glrl Comes to Ue?cuc of Bushful STrnln aud. Weddlng Follows. PH1DADELPH1A, PA., January 7.? Taklng advantage of a woman's leap year rlghts, Miss Ethyle Mae Parsona proposed to Thomas D. Rogers and darecj him to elope to Wilmington and have the nuptlal knot tled. - For some time Mr. Rogers had deslred to propose marriage to Miss Parsons, but could r.ot muster sufflcient courage. so he ac ce.pted the young woman on the spot. Thls was last Frlday nlght, und to avold being married on the unlucky day, they remained until early Satur? day -morning. On the flrst traln the couple went to Wilmington and were married by the Rev. Dr. Wolfe. Then they returned .to thls city and went to Atlantic Clty for thelr honey-moon. AT 79 BURNS SELF TO DEATH Aged Woiuau Pours Oll Over Self nnd Starts ninze After lllness. EEIZABETH. N. J., Januarv 7.~De spondency, caused by contlnued 111 health, ls glven by tho police as tlu only cause they can learn to-day foi the suicide of Mrs. Theresa Kleinfildor seventy-nlneyears old. ofNo. 172 Wal hut Street, who kllled herself by soak Ing her clothing in kerosene oll an.: then settlng flre to them. The wo? man's eorbse, charred beyond reeogni tlon, was found in the yard of hei home bv her daughter, wlth an emptj oll boltle lying a few feet away. DRIVER AND HORSES DROWNED Johu Sldney iind Two Flue Hor-cr Swcpt Avray By Current. tal to Thc Times-Dispatch,] [BURG. VA., January- 7.? Whlle attemptlng to drlve a doubk teum Ihfough a swollen strearn" belov, Lynchburg to-day the drlveiy Joht Sldney, colored, was swept away an.: hls team was drowned. No trace of the negro has boen found The dead horses lodged 300 yards be low tho ford. The team was valued ai $100. [Spe LYNCH CANNOT SETTLE FIGHL Uonuokc .ludg.eslitp lontest AVIII Ot Before Leglslature. [Speolal to The Tlmes-Dls>patch\] UOANOKIfl,, VA., January 7.?AI h?pe of settllng the Roanoke judgeshii contest wlthout u llght before the Deg Islaturo has been abandoned by tlu mercnnttle organissations. At tho meetlng of the Central -Laboi Council last nlght lt was decided t< take no'actlon on the request ot' th' mefcantlle bodics, the delegates de clarlng that they favored the selectlm of a judgo bjv the vote ot the people and would take no part ln such a coii' test, TRAIN IS WRECKED CRDSSING TRESTLE Engine Leaves Rails and Pullmans Crash Through. MANYINJURED; THREE KILLED Second Section of Collver Special, With 200 Ohio Excursionists, Bound for Florida, Falls Into Copper Mine Creek. Escape Almost a Miracle. AUOUSTA, GA., January 7_Runnlng at a speed of thlrty mlles an hour, the aecond sectlon of an cxcurslon traln on the Southern Railway from Cleve? land, O., known as the Collver Special. and bound for Florida points, plunged through a trestle over Copper Mlne Creek, about fifty mlles west of At? lanta, to-day, and as a result three per? sons- are dead. two others aro fatally lnjured and clghty pnssengt-rs were so serlously lnjured as to require medical attentlon. lt was nearly midnlght when tlie Southern Railway's rellef traln reached Atlanta bearlng the body of Engineer James Edwards, and about fifty of tho injured, among whom were Mrs. Emil Hoover, of Coiumbus, Ohio, who ls ln a dying condltlon, and Florence A. Studebakcr, of Cleveland, lnternally lnjured, and probably fatally hurt. Koad Foreman of Engines Schnapjjs and the negro flreman, Mose Baldwln, both fatally injured, dled shortly after tho traln reached Atlanta. Many of the other lnjured wefii 11ft ed from the car windows and conveyed to local hospltals, whlle some of those hurt were able to take cabs to local hotels. The wreek occurred about 3 o'clock thls afternoon, flve vestlbuled Pull? mans being preclpltated twenty-flve feet to the bed of the creek. which was nearly dry, one of the Pullmans belng torn asunder. Two hundred passengers went down wlth th9 coaches. Copper Mine trestle ls between Htram and Dal las, Ga., in a sparsely settled country. The Injured. The injured in the Atlanta hospltals are: R. W. Griswold. Aehtabula, OHio: lnternally lnjured and badly brulsed on head. Mrs. R. XV. Griswold. AshUbula, Ohio; brulsed on back and Umbs. Mr. and Mrs. Crelghton. of Ash* tabula, Ohlo; slightly brulsed. Mrs. Elizabeth Smlth, of Cleve* tanti, Ohlo; back hurt and prob? ably serlousiy lnternally injured. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Smlth, of Cleveland; sltghtly brulsed. Mrs. Elizabeth W. Rowbotham, Cleveland, Ohlo; sllghtly brulsed. Mrs. K. Peel, Cleveland, Ohlo; sllghtly brulsed. - Rogers and son, Cleve? land, Ohlo; badly cut and brulsed. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Kane, Cleve? land, Ohlo: sllghtly hurt. F. Strauss, Cleveland. Mrs. Della B. Thompson, Mantua, Ohio. . Frank Gregory and wife. E. E. Henry and wlfe, Ashtabula, Ohlo. *S? John Touchstone, East Jordan, Mlch.; badly Injured. H. H. Hodel. Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. George B. Rogers, Coiumbus, Ohlo. v. Mrs. Nellie Baldinger, Coiumbus, Ohlo. Mrs. P.? X. Smlth, Coiumbus, Ohio. O. G. Voss. Coiumbus. Ohio. Mrs. Ella Tidemann. Cleveland, Ohlo. Mrs. E. F. "vTebstcr, Wellington, Ohio. G. M. Almon, Rome, Ga. Jacob Koth, Erle. Pa. Mrs. J. Roth. Erie. Pa. Mrs. D. D. Ktlsle. Erle. Pa. E. N. Ackerman, Coiumbus, Ohlo. Mrs. Theodore Arter, Coiumbus, Ohlo. Twelve passengers, names unknown are cared for at.hotels. An Excursiou to Floridti. The Collver special ls an annual ex curslon run from Cleveland O.,' V Florida polnts and Cuba, under the dl rectlon. of General Passenger Agen Collver, of the Blg Four system. I E-tarted f''om Cleveland yesterday a 12:15 P. M. ln two sectlons, the flrs conslstlng of four Pullmans and a dln ing- car, and the second of flve Pull mans, a dlner and a baggae car. Th (Contlnued on Thlrd Page.) ORDERS SCHOOL TO CLOSE Teneber from ' Easteru Vlrglnln Hn Excltlug Experlence. [Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.] MONTEREY. VA., January 7.?. madman entered the Plne Grove publl school. seven mlles south of Monterej on Monday, and ordered the teache ancl her forty pupils to get, out. The school is in charge of Mis Sallle We-mack, ot Eastern Vlrgini: end/ tnstc-ad of bccomlng panic stricken, she slgoalcd to a boy pupl to go for help, whlle she . coolly en gaged the fellow ln conversatfon an ergument untll two farmevs arrlvo and took hlm ln uharge, The man proved to be Mike Corrlgai an unmarried man of Jackson' Rlver, whose father has since the taken steps <o have hlm brought her and exumlneJ by a board of liinacy. REWARD FOR HIS HEAD Henlh lu TenuoHnee of Cuptnln Dnul Elils, tlio Fiiniousi Seout. rshenlai to Tho Tlmes-Dlepatcli.l BRISTOL, VA., January 7.?Capta Daniel 13111s, a celebrated soout, is df-t at hl* homo, near Ellisabetltton, Teni aged se-venty-nlne years. Hls accon pllsliment's wara many and full of da ing. Ho led thousands of Eu Tennessneans nnd AVestern Nort Carollnlans through tho llnes to tl Federal army. ,\ prlce was plne< upon hls head by the Confederato ai thorities, but he always oludod tl enemy. After the war he wrote bcok of hia adventuros, and' lt had wlde sale. He was also a aoldlor tbe war with Mexlco, - - - ? STORM ALL ALONG COAST Extcnds From Gulf Const to New Eng? land nud Does Mueli Damnge, NEW YORK. January 7.?A I'eavy raln storm. whlch came Into oxlstence HOinewhere in the Gulf of Mexlco, and then headed dlagonally across the United States on a bee llne lor New England. wlnged Its way across the North Atlantic States to-day, brlnglng torronts of raln and a gale of wind that I knocked down telegraph and tolephone 1 polcs and generally upset all Unes of comttuihtcatlon. Another storm is movlng caatward across the Oreat Lakes to Joln the vlsltor from Mexlco. Over an lnch of raln fell in New York. Shlps scurrled to shelter along the coast, while shlps reported heavy \venther olt shore. No wreeks along the coast were reported up to a late hour to-nlght, though the patrols are keeplng a sharp watch. VEKY SEVEUB OS" COAST, Morehead Clty ftci?ortn Worst Storm ln ,- Thlrty Years. RALBIGH, N. C. January 7.?A spe? cial from Morehead Clty, N. C, to the News and Observer to-nlght, says: The most severe storm slnce 1879 has prevalled here to-day slnce 9 o'clock this morning. The wind has been biowing at a rate not less than seventy-flve mlles an hour. Considerable daroage nas been done here, especlally to boats and launches, yachts, etc. / . There has heen no houses reported blown down. every one was more or less lnterested in the floating property here. The Norfolk and Southern Rall? road bridge. a mile long, between Morehead Clty and Beaufort. stood the storm well, with the exceptton of two or three stretches of line by the swift current The loss here wlll be con? siderable. At Beaufort it is rumored that every dock and warehouse on the water front has been taken away by tha storm. Several boats are reported at a total . loss. No report has been received yet 'from the llfe-savlng Btation, but coasters clairri thls storm haa done untold damage on the North Carollna coast. The wind now has moderated somo. lt Is biowing from west southwest. LAUNCH JIEPORTED LOST. Feared That lt Hna Foundered Wlth Captain and Engineer. NORFOLK. VA., January 7.?The launch from the quarantlne shlp. Jnmestown, lying off Old Polnt Com fc-rt. ls belleved to have foundered ln Hampton Roads during the storm to day wlth the loss of both hor white captain and engineer. A government surgeon from the Jame6town had come out to board the Brltish staemshtp, Helvengrove. which had just arrlved flylng the quarantlne flag. The doctor and a engro also on the launch boarded the Helvengrove. Struck by Flytng Gate. NORFOLK. VA.. Janua,ry 7_W. P. Lane was struck by a flying gate at thu Coluinbla Guano Works and sc verely lnjured to-day during the storm. The wind caught the heavy ga te and tore it from its. hinges.' It struck Mr. Lane. wlth great force, ron derlng hlm uiiconscibus. It ls feared his injuries are serlous. *"Y0U KILLEd'mY MOTHER" Leavlng Thts Message to Father, Coualn of Earl Gray Ends Llfe. NEW YORK. January ? 7.?Harry Gray Duberly, cousln of Earl Grey, Governor-General of Canada, son of Captain James. Grey Duberly, of the Brltish Royal Navy, commltted sulclde yesterday with poison In the Hermi tage, a hotel for bachelors, Seventh Avenue, near Forty-second Street. He had 5 cents In hls pockets. , Among hls letters which Dupberly left was thls: , "To my father: "By the time ypu recelve this ietter I shall bo no more. You kllled my mother, and you have compelled me to c.-mmit sulclde. May God have merc'y on your soul. Had you treated me as a father should tfeat a son. thlngs would have been dlffore.nt 1 do not want to dlo cursing you./ I forgive you as I hope God wlll forgive me. I only hope you will treat the rest of the chlldren better than you have me. "Your' son, ?HARRY GREY DUBERLY," About twe'nty-flve years old, Duberly was the plcture of a well-bred young Englishman who had llved well. Tall. sharp-featured, smooth shaven, he ?wore fine clothes ?made in England, as was hls hat. TO BENNINGTON DEAD Mcniorlol In Cemetery on Top of Polnt liOiiui Is Unvelled. SAN DIEGO, CAL., January 7.?In the presence of thousands, includlng the officers and sailors of the Pacific squadron and citlzens of San Dlego and other clties, the memorlal monu ment.to.the Bennington dead was un? velled this afternoon at the Natlonal Cemetery, on top of Polnt Loma. The plain shaft stands withln the plot where are burled most of those who lost thelr lives ln the expioslon on the gunboat Bennington, July 21, 1905, and is composed of seventy-fottr slabs of San Dlego county granite, roughly dressed and towerlng sixty feet above the concrete base, eapped by a pyra mld of pollshed grnhtte. The prlnctpal speech was made by Admlral Goodrich, commandant at the navy yard, who was commander of tho Paclflc sriuadron at the tlme of thc accldent ori thc Bennington. GO TO ATLANTA PRISON Order Entered nnd Grccue and lliijuor to Scrve Thelr Term. M?CON GA., January. 7.~The man date'of the Circult Gourt of.Appeals in the case of tlreeno nnd Oaynor was made the order of tho United States Court In Macon by Judge Speer to-day, and nn order was taken eomtnltting the two prisoners to the Atlanta pen? itentiary. Thelr- sentences of four yours wlll begin from the hour thoy are delivered to the warden. The long time they have spent ln. prlson already wlll not be considered unlesB some fu? ture dlsposition ls made,' Nelther pris 0lXX.'"!^'vVhlle:will tako the two men t.o .\tla"ta at. ance. , freaT^fjhFstorm s"ti|.u?y Cnilglit "y S.iddcu Klurry L ;h IluvU'd Vrorn Her I oveli und lnjured. i ? *?"?"", t.,-|-iiBTlnies-Dl_patcli.l NORFOLK VA., January ".?Cauglii bv ? sudden ilui-i'V dui'lng the stovni to-day Mrs. 3. D. Fentreus, ot South Norfolk was UUl'le'fl' over the balus trtid? of her p^rch, su.stal.nlng a broken aimand other bodily jnjuiles. She ,wlU vecover, THE CURRENCY B1LL REPORTEDXO SENATE Will Have Prompt Con.. sideration Bearing on Subject. PRES. IS BLAMED FOR RECENT PANIC In Laytng This Charge at His Door, Mr. Willett Dcnounces Mr. Roosevelt in Severc Terms?Others Take Hand in Criticis ing Him. WA8HIXGTON, D. C, January 7.? Senator Aldrlch to-day lntroduced hls currency blll, whlch has been a sub? ject for diecusslon among members of the Committee on Finance for some days. He had the blll read to tho Sen? ate, and announced tliat the committee would be glad to constder ln connec? tlon wlth it all bllls that Senators mlght deslre to Introduce. He assureel Senator Culberson that hls resolutions would reeelve attentlon. ? Senator Clay, of Georgla, announced that he proposed to have a voj.e In the Senate to test the sentimcnt ol that body on hls resolutlon favorlng n Federal law to uphold States ln thelr eilorts to make effectlve prohlbitlon wlthln thelr borders. He wanted the Senate to pass a resolutlon dlfectlnu the Committee on the Judlclary to re? port at the earllest convenfent day a blll providlng that all Intoxlcatlng llquors transportcd Into any State or Terrltory or remaining thereln for use shall, upon arrlval wlthln the bordew of such State or "before or after de llvory to tho conslgnee, be subject to the operation of all State laws enactod in the esercise of pollce powers to the same extent as though such llquor*; had been produced wlthln the State or terrltory, nnd shall not be exempt by reason of belng lntroduced In orlginal packages or otherwlse." His resolutlon also lntroduced the committee to report whether or noi Congress has the constltutlonal rlghi to pass a blll prohlbltlng the trans? portatlon of liquors from States, coun? tles or munlnlcapltles where sucl llquors are legally sold. Into States countles or munlclpalltles whethei local optlon or prohlbltlon prevalls. Upon objectlon by Senator Nelson the resolutlon was allowed to go ovei untlf the next meetlng of the Senate Senator Beverldate lntroduced hls bil creatlng. a permanent tarlff commls slon. The blll. was referred to th< Committee on Finance. ? ? <? The Senate passed a blll provldint for the holdlng ef the United Statei distrlct and clrcuit courts at Sallsbury N\ C. At 1:40 the Senate adjourned untl next Thursday to permlt more work b: commlttees. ' President Severely Crltlciscd. The usual resolutlon referrlng the Prestdent's annual mesage to the sev? eral commlttees, furnlshed ln th< House the occaslon for a number ol addresses. mostly by members on the Democratie slde. Those that attractcc cspecial tatention were by Ropresenta tlve Sheppard, of Texas, and Represen tntlve Willett, of New York. The former not only made a plea foi the restoratlon of the legend "In Goe We Trust" on Amerlcan colns, but dls cussed the cruise of the Amerlcan bat tleship fieet. and referred to a'possibb conilict wlth Japan. Mr. Willett placed all the blame foi the recent flnancial panic on Presiden Roosevelt, whom he denounced. In se vcro terms. He charged the President wlth no belng a senslble man and wlth havini turned on the gas and not the llght and wlth golng up and down the. coun try condemnlng and strlklng with th' blg stick the heads of great lndustrla Instltutlons. "We have had too ' much talk fron him," he. said. What was wanted, ti> i aald, was a man to. perform hls dutle wlth dtgnity and with power and wltl tlie Influence of all sano men beCitu hlm. "It has been said our President I slncere." he contlnued. "J-Ie ??ty be sc ! but we want gOod sense in tho Presi dent along wlth hls slncerlty." Attackn Republlcan PuMcIcm. Republlcan polfcles .were atacked b; Mr. Harwlck, of Georgla, who predict ed that the only safety for the jn\rt> lay ln the nomlnation of Secretary Taf for the presldency. He Inqulred If the present Republl can Congress lntended to follow th Roosevelt' doctrlne to revlse the tari: after electton, or follow the Canno doctrlne and revlse it during a pnnli The Domocrats, he said, think it ougli to be revlsed. He would as soon, how ever, call a conventlon ot. thleves a to call a conventlon of people wh agree on high protection for protec tlon's sake to revlse the tarlff laws. The natlonal banking laws wer dlscussed" by Mr. Xorris, of Kebraskt who urged as a protection to doposl tors the taxlng of bank deposits. wtt the vlew of securlng a fund for tho purpose. The discusslon was pendln, when the House adjourned untll to morrow. Representative Slemp, who yesterda was sworn ? ln as the successor of hl father from the Nlnth Virglnia Dls trlct, was to-day appolnted to th House Commlttees on Acts aud Prlvat Land Clalms. PR0VISI0NS OF BILL llOW C'lrouluUug Notes May He Ianue nnd on Wbnt Scciirlty, WASH1NGTON, D. C, January 7. Senator Aldrlch to-day lntroduced li the Senate lhe Currency 13111, whlcl has been under consideratlon by Re publican'members of tho Senate Com mlltee on Finance, At hls requv the blll was road at length ln the Sen ale. Followlng nre the lirst three see tlons of the measure: "That any natlonal banking as? soclatlon whlch has circulating notes outstandlng, secured by the deWosit of Unlted States bonds to an amount of not less than 50 per centum of its capital .stock, and whlch hns a surplus ot not less than 20 per centum, may lnulco ap plication to tha Coniptroller of the Currency for-authortty to Issue nd* ,l,Coi?lnuea ?& Thlrd Piv?o.l. WANT TAFT TO SPEAK The Secretnrj- L'rgcrt to Mnke Annunl AHilrcvs Before Bnr Assoclation. I From O-ir nojtular Corriinondent.] WASHJNGTON, D. C, January 7.? Secretary Taft has under ndvlsement an InVltatlon to make the nnnual ad? dress before the Vlrglnia Bar Asso? clation nt the Hot Sprlngs next sum? mer. The Invltntlon wns informally extend ed before the secretary went abroad the last tlme, but he could not glve a flnal reply. A commlttee, headed by Mr. Wyndham R. Meredith, ot Rlch? mond, a personal friend of the Presl? dent, called at the Whlte House thlr, afternoon and enllstcd the ald of Presl? dent Roosevelt In securlng a favorable reply from Secretary Taft. Mr. Roose? velt received the commlttee -lordlally, and kept the members untll Secretary Taft came ln, when they all begun lo bombard hlm. Thc ald of the Presldent wlll probably have the effect of secur? lng the acceptance desired, but Secre? tary Taft declared he could not glve a linal answor for several days. The commlttee conslsted of Mr. Mere? dith, Judge L. L. Lewls, Holmes Con rad, Robert W. Wlthers. Thomas O. Gordon, John Garland Pollard, Theodoro S. Garnett and A. P. Thom. Most of the members returned to Rlchmond to nlght. Judge Lewls, United States Dls? trlct Attorneyl, is here wlth Mrs. Lewls attending term of the court, which opened at Alexandrla to-day. HEINZE IS INDICTED Charged By Federnl Grand Jnry Wlth Overcertlflcatlon of Checks. NEW YORK, January 7.?lndicted by tho Fcdcral grand jury for the overcertlflcatlon of fifteen checks, representlng In the aggregate ovor MOO.OOO. and drawn by the tlrm of Otto Heinze &: Co. on the Morcantlle National Bank, F. Augustus Heinze, the copper magnate and former pres? ldent of tlie Mercantlle Natlonal Bank, surrendercd hlmself to' United States Commlssloner Shlelds to-dayi and later was released on $50,000 boll. Heinze will be formally arralgned to plead to the indlctment beforo Judge Chatfleld, In the United States Circult Court, to-morrow. Edward Lauterbach, counsel for Heinze, stated to-night that hls client did not wllfully overcertlfy the checks, as he had drawn a check to the credlt of >Otto Heinze & Co. to the amount of $500,000 which the .bookkeeper of the bank possibly falled. to enter on the books untll a day aftor the certi flcation of the checks in question. Heinze decllned to make any state? ment. The indlctment of Heinze by the Federal grand jury which has heen investigatlng the Mercantlle and other banks Identlfie.j with the Heinze and Charles W. Morse Interests ls the af termath of the collapse of the Heinze pool ln United Copper. and which brought about. the suspension of Gross & Kleesburg. stockbrokers, and sub sequently resulted ln the resignation of F. Augustus Heinze from tho pres Idency and the retlrement of the dl? rectors of tho Morcantlte Natlonal Bank after an examlnatlon of the in stitutlon had been. made by the clear ing house commlttee. Heinze declared at the tlme that he had been betrayed by: hls .friends in the United Copper. The indlctment contains thlrty counts, STEAMERS IN C0LLISI0N The Bacbo Collldes Wlth tbe James? town, and Both Are Damaged. [Speclal to The TImes-DI?patcn.) NEWPORT NEWS. VA., January 7.? During the storm here this afternoon thc survey steamer Bache dragged her anchor and colllded wlth the old hos? pital shlp Jamestown off Old Polnt Comfort. Both vessels were conslder ably damaged before the Bache could get under way and haul off. Members of the crew' of the Bache donned life preservers and boarded the hospital shlp. thlnklng that the James town had boen damaged to such an extent that the crew mlght reciulre assistance. Later the Bache steamed to Norfolk for repalrs. The James? town wlll bc brought to the shipyarc here. Although a flercc gale has been biowing hero all day no serlous dam age has been reported from the loca' water front. IS IT FRATRICIDE? James Bnkcr. Arrested at Dole, Va.. Charged Wtth Slnylng Brother. . [Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) SUFFOLK, VA.. January; 7.?James Baker is under arrest at Dole; Va.. on the charge of murdering hls brother, John C. Baker, near Trotvllle. N. C. ' It is alleged that the prisoner lnduced his brother to go wlth him into the woods, under protense of hunting, and there slew hlm by shooting him ln the back. The splnal column was entlrely severed. It Is charged that the assassln stolc hls brother's gun and $13 ln cash and sklpped. That was shortly after Chrlstmas Day. To-day a North Carollna offlcei was ln Suffolk and left for Dole to take charge of the prisoner. The accused is suspected by ofllcers of having kllled two othor brothers one by the ndmlnistratlon of concen trated lye, and the other by crematlon having burned tho house in whlch hc slept. END OF THE EXP0SITI0N All Ideu of Kcopening thc Show Hm Now Beeu Ahandouod. [Speclal to The Titnes-Dlspateh.,' NORFOLK, VA., January 7.?Recelv ers A. H. Martin and W. M. Geddes. o the Jamestown Expositlon, who are a Washlngton, in conference wlth Fed eral offlclals in reference to the re opening nf the Jamestown Expositlon are expeoted in Norfolk to-morrow. I is believed that all Idea of reopeninf the show has heen abandoned. and tha the government exhlbits wll bo re moved promptly after the 15th. It ii also announced that the State commls sloners wlll meet ln Washlngton on th. 15th to take up wlth offlclals nnd pos slbly wlth congressional commlttees th. proposltlon that the United States pur chase the Expositlon Grounds for i largo naval statlon, tralnlng schoo aiul coal reserve statlon. YELLOW FEVER IN TRINIDAD Only Ono Cn?te. Tliat of a Brlde Whr ?irrlvert There ou Chrlntmiis Dny. PORT OF Sl'AlN, ISLAND OF TR1N IDAD, January 7.?Mrs. Darwent, wln of tlie vesldent Hurgeon of tho Colonia Hospital, diod Crom yellow fevar to duy, A distrcssing feature of tho caso i: tiiat Mrs. I'tirwetit only arrlved hei-c from Knglan.l aa a brlde on Chrlstma: Dr.y. She nt one tlma was a nurse li thc hospital where she dled, Tlie local authorltlea declM'-. that n< other cases oC yelloi^- fevar have oe cured iu Poi't of Sjv_ti*Ja SPEAKER'S THEME AT FIRST CAUCUS Byrd's Speech,. Notable Feature of Gathering Last Night. BOOKER IS NEW SENATE CLERK Judge Mann Caucus Chairman in Upper Branch, and Mr. Echols President Pro Tem.-?Gov> ? ernor's Message to Be , Read at Opening Session. Officers of Legislature Spenker ot the Houne, Hnn. Htch* ard E. Uyrd. of WtnchcNtcr. Preitldcnt pro tom. of the Senate, Hon. Edwnrd Ecliola, of Stuunton. Cbalrninn of the Senate Caucus, Judge Wllllnni Hodgc.t Mann, of A'ottowny. Cliiilrinnn of the House Cnucna, llon. Jnliu AV. Churchman, of An* gustn. Clerk of tbe Senate, 31. D. Ilookcr, of Hallfax. Clerk of tlie House, Jobn W. AVI1 Huiiis, nf Glles. Sergennt-at-ArniH of tbe' Senate, Frank Ii. Watklns, of Charlotte. Sergcant-at-Ariuii of tlie House John Johnston, of Rockb'rldge. Doorkecper of tlie Senate, S. M. Donald, of Aiiguwtn. Doorkeepem of the House, S. 31.' Xewhouae, of Culpeper, nnd E. .P. Idpacomb, of King nnd Queen. BV LEWIS II. 3IACHE37. Simultaneous caucuses of the Derri ocrats of the Senate and House of Del egates furnlsh more Interest than onu man can grasp. Ono must needs havs more than one palr of eyes to watcfc them both. Yet alternate glances may reveal somethlng. Both were largely attended, apfl there was a goodly crowd ? of onlook ers, many ot whom showed thelr In? terest ln pendlng contests by applaud Ing speakers and the- announevmepts of results. There were a few Repub'll cans, members and .their friends, whe looked on ln apparent unconcern. The Flrst Gutherlus. It was the flrst gathering of ,tha leglslatlve Democratie hosts. In a - relative sense the word is approprlate,.. slnce the number of Republlcans ,in' the two branches is not sufRcient to count tn the news of a battle, unless the battle is close, The men who will do the leglslatlng were nearly all in. evidence. There was much greeting of old friends and some Introductlon of new members. A few ex-members of both houses mlght be seen, haunt-.. Ing thelr old arenas, but, llke harps ? of Tara, emlttlng no musie. The contests in the Senate being more doubtful, most attentlon was centred there. Judge Mann, unanlmously cho.' son chalrman ot the caucus, made an effectlve speech, Impressing upon tho members of the Senate their re'sponsl bllltios and the opportunltles for good service whlch awatted them-- Ex-Lleu tenant-Govemor Echols was chosen. president pro tem. of the Senate over Senator Slms bya narrow margin. The nomlnatlng and secondlng speeches on behalf of the two asplrants for the olerkshlp of the Senate, though ln good humor, were earnest and pointed and at times partook of the nature of a debate. Mr. Booker's nomlnation had- practU cally been conceded In the afternoon, and hls good majorlty occasioned no surprlse. The sf.rgeanO-at-arms and the doorkeeper of the Senate demou sti-ated thelv popularlty by unanlmoua reuomlnatlons. The Senate requested - the Houso lo agree to a joint caucus to-ni'ght- for the nomlnation of basement .orticers.'to which the House consented. .lt 13 thought that the oSd otllcers will ,bo renomlnated. without serious dpposi tlon, 31 r. Uyrd's Speech. In the Houso the nomlnatingspeeohert were e'eborate, and "for the most part effectlve. Mr. Musste, of Richmond, to whom had been asslgned- the-duty of nomlnatlng the new speaker. was necessarlly the star performer, atui played the part perfectly. ' Mr. Byrd's speech was heard with the greatest attentlon an,d interest.-It was a clear and strong presentation of somo of the more Important sub? jects wlth whlch the new Leglsiatufo must deal. Perhaps the porttoh that excited the greatest interest .was that polnting out the unsatlsfactory condl? tlon of the law of evidence in.homl clde cases, with the attendunl evils of pleas of emotlonal lnsanlty and the posslbility of mlscarrlages-, of justle* ln the application of the so-called un-? wrltten law. Tho fact that he sug* gested no remedy dld not detract from tho force of the statement. Hls sug* gestlona regardlng the equalizatlou ot assossments for purposes of taxatlon! and unlformlty ln the keeping of, ac counts of publlc moneys were'strlktrig, and will probably flnd expression -ln a numbers of bllls. Altogether, lt was nn Impresslve speech, Impresslvely de* llvered. ' The selection of the House otftce-ra was devold of oxcitoment, the old offi? cers being chosen without oppostilon, except in the case of Colonel. New house, na doorkeeper, and hls majorlty was large. Oneuing To-Day. In a few days there will probably be a joint caucus to nomlnate judges. By. that tlme the commlttees of both llouss-s will be appolnted and lhe l.e'g Islature of lOOS will have gotten dewn to business. The opening nt noon to-day wlW. formally Inauguiate the sesslon. Th* otllcers nomlnated last nlght will b" - elected and the Governor's messase IwUl U suaA li- feoUi Uoiintti. ??*?.*