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THE DISPATCH FOtlNDED 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 17,810. IIICMMONIVYA., MONDAY. JANUARY 20, 1908. PRICE TWO 0ENT8 REAL WORK BEGINS TO Chief Problems Before the Bodyto be Taken Up,by Committees This Week NEW RECORD MADE FOR PROA1PTNESS Members Are Losing No Time Getting Down to Business and Are Not Disposed to Waste Worcts on tmimportant Matters?Review of Some Lcgislation. Important Hearings Arranged for Week MOSDAV. ITearlnic Of nll good road* menn i:re? heforp House Commlttee on Iloada at 10 A. M. Jolnt coniiulllce on conflriitntlon of ciccullve'npjMilulntenta tiftcr ml journmont of Nennlc nc-Nslon. TUESDAV. Henrlng of nll-blll* anil rc*inltt tloua relntln*? lo electlon of com iiiIijiIimhth of revenue licfore IIukkc Coinmlltee nn I'rlvllegen nnd Klec tloui nl 4 P. M. Ilenrlog on nll blll* relatlng lo game Invra of the Ktnte belore Hnnse Cominltlee on Cotintle*. Cltlew nnd Towin nt lO A. ^I. ?WKUNESnAY. Ilenrlog on blll to repeal Inw nrolilbltlns: nurallrlltig nt llne ?>f It., V. & t'. It. It. before Senate nnd llouite Commlttee** on RoadM at 10 A. M. Henrlng nnd flnnl nctlon on WU tlninx blll to re-cnact Whnrton null t-oiuprct Inaurnnee Inw before Houac Coniiulttee on Innnrnnce nnd llnnk inu nt 1 I'. M. FRIDAY. Hearlng on l>lll? r.-Inllnjt to work? lng of convlcta aa pnblle rond? be? fore lloune Cnmiiilltee- on lloitdn nt -1 I*. 31. BY LBW1S II. MAC1IEN. In tho prompt nnd buslnesa-liko manner with whlch lt has lnaugur-cteu: th? bualncs** of thc scaalon the Legis? laturo of 1908 has broken all recorda. At Its fourth alttlng it appointed com? mittees; at Its seventh lt began pa_s injf bllls. Durlng tho flrst ten days ol life; lt organlzed, elected most of tht ottlcers of whom-It bad the -chooalng uiiil dlsposed of ucarly all the routln* lYot mrlctly legislatlve ln Its charac? ter. Ilrottgbt IIHIm Vlth Them. The membera hnvo, to a greater ,<>x to-nt than ever before, prepared for | their wjrk ln advanco. Most of them arrlved ? In Richmond with \Vell-'con-'j .sldered bllls, which they had drawn In vacatlon. So far, they have Introduced an avcragc of slx bills each. The .committees of thc two liouscs have been busy slnce their appolntment, and thu cfllendaru aro rapidly fllllfig up. On tho floor of tlic- Sc-nate and House there Is an apparcnt dlsposltion to wasste as few words us possible, and to act upon menaures wlth as llttle dls cuaalon as l? sutllclent to bring out the .-?ailent points of tne matters being consldered. The Introduction of bllls wlll be limlted to a time fftr enough ln ad? vance ? of adjournment to c-nable tho members to dlspose of a goodly portlon of the work now before them. CongeMtton an Kvil. The congestlon at tho latter part of tho 6ession has been the most dlf tre3sing feature of prevlous eessions, und has been responRlble for muih haaty and heedlesa leglslatioii and for the failure of many meritorious meas urea. Under the old Constltutlon, when the General Assembly met ln December, the Chrlstmas recess broie the contlnultj of the. work and the reassembllng af? ter the holldays^ was slow and paln _ul. Though the allotted time of thc session was thlrty days longer than lt ls now, tho actual worklng timo was very llttle more. Besldes, the eroatlon* of tho Stato Corporation Commission, wlth its ex tensive powers and jurisdlction, has relleved the Legislature of much work that was burdensome. At the same time, the new Constltutlon made it necessary to pass general laws upon subjocts that could formerly be set? tled by local measures. i The result ls a greater dtfflculty of adjustment. A proposltlon, whlch, lf applicable to only one county or clty, would go through without oppositlon, might, If it af fected all the countles and citleE, ralse jjront oppositlon and cause strenuous contentlon. Therefore the net saving of time ls not so great as appears at flrst glanco. Changlug Condltlons. But, anove an, it must bo remem bered that tho Stato la growing in the smount and ln the klnds of Its busi? ness, ln populatlon, in the volume of lle taxatlon, and in prog-ress ' along social, Industrlal and educatlonal llnes. As a consequence, the demand for leg Jelatlon to meet those changtng condi? tions ls growlng also, and wlll con tlnue to grow ln geometrlcal progres ?lon. <? It Is obvloua that leglslatlon la an evo'utlon. Tho statute books of any State or county are a falrly good indes of the characters and Irttelligence of ite people. . The HJassachusotts statute of Colonlal tipnes, " whlch provided for borlng through the fonguo wlth a red-hot Iron es a punishment for speaklng Irrovent ly of the caponical Scrlpture prepares one admlrably for the wltch-burnlngs at Salem. If tha reader cqm'paros the presont statutes of that anclont Corn monwealth with thoso of that former ?flay, he wlll see tho steps ln tho maroh ?f a groat people from uuperstltlon and blgotry to enllghtonmont and freedom of thought. Statutos must change as tho timos change. Those wlso ones tvho oo oftalonally dcclaro tliat wo havo ohough atatutes" to last us a. huudi'od years ?re wlso only ln tholr own concelt. II |b a dltflcult matter. to arrange thc |?ws so thafc. they wlll meet the do ^ iConthiued on Third Page.) NIGHT WORK TO HURRY CANAL \ Coloncl rJoplhuN neelnre* nu Kee. ln Sufflclenl Wldtli for Locks. I WASMINCTON. January ln.?? Nlght work wlll probably be umlertaknh to expedltc tlio work on -tlie I'anaina Canal. Thla announcoinont wns made ? to.day before, tlm Henatc Canal'Com? mltteo by Colonel Oottbala, chnlrinan of tlie Cunal Coninilssloti. Ho also de clarc d hat, wlth - tne locks of Ih-J ca.nal lnereused to a wlrltb of 119 feet. they undoubtedly would accommotlnto tlift Inrgeat vchsoIk bullt ln many gon Ul'iltloiia. ? "If wo made them much wldor tlmn -thnt," ho aaid, "It would practlcally cull for a wldonlnK of all the drydocka of the world. Wo flll be o-blo to ae cpininodate ahlpn of 108-foot beani. I doubt If tho'beum of shlps will ever bc grcutor thun that." He declared that all tbe locks, espec? lally tho Catun, would bo porfectly safe. Rcgardlng nlght work, ho sald that when the cetntnt work In the locka beglns next .January it will bo advis? able to keep concrete-mlxlng/machin? ery constantly In operatlon. Colonel Oorgas. of tlio .sanltary department, hos glven hls opinion thnt thla wlll not bo harmful to anv oppreciable ex tont, provldlng tlio men falthfully take daily dosea of cjulnlne. YALE SURGEONS TREAT DOG \nted Profeimir* Drop All KIsjc lo Save Injured l-nlvendty Pet. NEW HAVEX. January 10.?-Three celnbrated Burgeons wero called to day to save. tho life of "Lad," the best-known nnd perhaps tbe most vnliiniile dog In New llavon. He ls ! owned by l'rofessor AVIlliam t?yon I I'-helps. of Valo. and hls skull was j pnrtially cruahed to-day when he waa tttti down by an automoblle. ; Mrs. Phelpa had tnken Lad out whlle i i alliiitr. Tho dog atrayed along Whit ! ney Avenuo, and a littln later was Ibenrd'at thc door of tho house whore | hla mlatross waa visiting. Ho was then found to be covered wltli blood. Pro j feasor Phelpa wa. i/raraoned, and hla i Valo recltatlons for a .timo plnyed a | mlnor part whlle tlie dog was remov i ed to the Inflrmary of Dr. Harrlson j W'hltley. Dr. I-'rmicls Bacon and Dr. .1. P. C. Foster, two of the most aklll ful surgeons of the Tale faculty, were j aummoned. and, by a delicate opera \ tlon, pieces of the dog's skull wer<= i remoyed, and hc-has an even chance for recovery. i BLIND MAN SUREST SHOT lle AInm by Sound- Whether at Hu iniiiiH or nt lllrils. YORK. PA., January 19.?Charged wlth throwlng a stono at Frederick W. Oestewltz, a muslc teacher, and lnfllct Ing a gash ln hls scalp, John I-Iart man. n bllnd man. ot Spiingfleld townshlp, was glvon a hearlng before Alderman JacOb Stager here yesterday und held for court. I-Iartman'a defense was, that belng bllnd. ho would not have beon ablo to see whero to throw the stono. Oestewltz clalmed that he could pro? duce nelghbors to testlfy that Ilart man shot blrds, almlng by ear from gounds they uttered, or from thelr rustllng In the treos. Ho said hls foot falls In runnlng away enalj,ed Hart man to throw with accuracy. AS VILLAIN HE SHOOTS SISTER l.Utle Boy Trlc* (o Itc-euu.-i "Mrlo-I ilrnimi KffecllTrl.v. SHENANDOAH. PA.. ...inuary 13.?j James and Hattie Toomey. rged ten: and tweTve years,~-r??9pectively, were* fndulging In youthful pranks g}Mt:. mornlng, when James secured "hls1 brotiier's revolver and began to lmi tato a seenc of a melodrama. As he pointed tbe revolvc-r at a noar-by post and mlmlcked the vlllaln the weapon waa fuddenly dlacharged. there wus a cry of pain and t^ie glrl fell to the ground, shot through the chcst, near the heart. Physicans probod for tho hullet and succecded In locat'ng It, tln *gbt the vlctini l=s in a precarlous cond'tion. The youthful shonter Is ? heartbroken over tbe affalr. Tho sister admitted that the shooting wus accldental und tho brother was not to blame. ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING You ii sr Mnn Kllleil "licn Guu Bolls Off n Log. r = -i'.-'ii <n Ti,e. ne>i-l3upatcli.] WIXCUESTER. VA., January 19? News*haS reuched here of the uxcidcn tal shooting of Wardney Wilson. son of Joseph J. AVl.son, of near Moore fleld, Hardv county, who wlth a com? panion named Wilklns, wns hunt ! ing rabhlts, and whlle tylng a i slaln rabbit's hlnd legs together, ho laid hls shotgun down on a log. The gun rolled off and explodcd, the en? tire Ioad enterlng Wllson's hip. As he was belng carrled down the 1 moun-itln slde to a nearby stream of 1 water by hls companion. he dled. i Wilson was about nlneteen years old. ' and was marrled a few weeks ago. j GREWSOME JOKE LASTS WEEK _ Indertnkor's Hacks, Sent by "Nlce Young Man," Call on Jurlst. NEW YORK. January 19.?Every nlght for nearly a week Justice Faw : cett, of Brojklyn, has seen a processlon of a dozen or more hacks from under ! takers* establlshments roll up to his . house at exactly 7:30, Eaoh drlver . gets oiR. goos to tho door and an nbuncos his arrlval. Thtn, when told that the~ judge sent no call for a hack, he drlves away agaln.. ? The judge says lt is a practlcal joke. He thlnks that some young man ? ls trylng to even up a scoro wlth hlm. 1 Justice Fawcett vlslted the seven un ' dortaklng eatabllehments from whlch , hacks had come and found that all had been ordered by a "nlco young man about twenty-two years old." Ho would Uke to meot thls "nlce young man." EXPORT 60 CARS OF TOBACCO Wbolc Crop of One Kcntueby Conirty Soid to Engllftli liuyeru, MADISONVTLL-E, KY., January 19.? Tho Amerlcan tobacco truat will losc i the whole of the 1906 crop of YVebster i countv. Thls.crop, pooleu by l'armtrs '? who would not accept tho prices of? fered by the trust. has ueen sold to i English buyers. The tobacco ls bo lng loaded for shipment and wlll be I stnt to New Orleans and from there to ? Liverpool. The purchase conslsts of i 825 hogsheads and wlll make a traln j of slxty cars. i RUSSIAN OFF1CER. PURSUING FLEET j ST. PETERSBURG. January 19.?Tha Importance attached by the Russian ad miralty to the lessons to be learned from the voyuge of the Amerlcan bat tleshlp fleet under Rear Admlral Evans ls shown by tho fact that a Russfan naval offlcer, Coran.ander A.exU Dlatchkoff, ls followlng the fleet on Its trlp apound South America. Ho travels from port to port by whatever means* ha can obtaln, adopt Ing thls cour-e only after hla repeated renuests for permlsalon to joln the shlps had been refused, Cut nt Southeru's Shops. rspeolnl to Tho Tlmes-Dtspntch,. SPENCER, N. C. January IB.?Fol lowlng its gunoral plan of reduolng cporatlng exponnos, tho Southern Rail? way Company on yesterday out the force employod at tho Sponcor shop? to flvo days ln tho wook. All depart? ments are effected by the cut, whlch lt Is undorstood, ls goneral -over the entire system. T0-BOLTW.J.BHYA Will NotTakePartinNew York Conference to Pre? vent His Nomination JNO SYMPATHY WITH MOVEMENT Parkcr-Bclmont-Southern . Com bination to Meet Thursday, Report Says, to Blast Nebraskan's Booin. Hoke Smith Declines. Einphatlc nnnouncement was made yesterday by Oovornor Swanson tlidt ho would not bo a party to the move? ment started by old-llno Democrats in : New York to defeat thc nomiruitlon of Willlam Joniiings llryart for fho pres ' Idency. Dlspatches from New York stated that n meetlng would be held at tlio Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday, and al? though efforts were mado to keep sc | cret tho object, it hecamo known that I tho real purpose was to stlfle tho Bryan ; boom in thc East and South. Gover : nor Swanson was mentloned as ono of the promlnent Southern Democrats In . vited. "Ho far as the New York meeting ' Is concerned," sald tho Oovornor, "J | know nothlng of Its purposcs. I nhall j not attend. but wlll romaln ln Rlch i mond untll tho Lcglslaturo adjourns." SwnnMin .Vnt a StWer. Later In the evening Governor Swnn son recelved a telogram from a New York newspaper. ln whlch tho confor? ence plana. aa published, wero related ln detall. He sent the followlng tel egram ln reply: "I recelved nn Invltatlon to ntlrnd n conferencc, but drcllned. I knovr nntblng whntever nn fo vtiiut tlic iiiiriionrn of thc proposed confer ence rrnn, ns It vrn* not indlcnted lu the liivltiitlon. I Imve nn Inteu tlon to nttend such n coafereitcc, nor om I Hj sjmpatJvy ivtth the par posrk nf n conferenee un stnted in jour teleprrnm. "CLACDK A. SWAXSON. "Governor of VlrBlnln." To glvo his support would have nieant that the Governor of Vlrglnia was dlrectly opposed to the nomina? tlon of Mr. Bryan. and that he would help any movement tendlng to rtefeut or pri-M-iu iiie nuiii|iiu.iiuu. Mnny Invlted to Conference. Tho promlnent Democrats trom thc South InvRed to attend the anti-Bryan demonstration. were Oovornor Swanson. Governor Iioko Smlth, of Georgla; John T. McGraw, of WeBt Vlrglnia,'and J. C. Hemphlll. edltor of thc Charleston News and Courior. Mr. McGra-w ls chalrman of the Democratic State Com? mlttee, and Is a follower of Henry Gas30way Davis. who was Judge Park or's runnlng mate. Judge Parker, Per ry Belmont. Ivowls S. Chanler, Asa Blrd Gardlncr. Willlam Travers Jerome. Jef ferson M. Levy, Morgan J. O'Brien. Herman Ridder, Edward M. Shepard, John D. Stanchtleld, Wllliam L. Doug las, thc shoe man, and a scoro of others. wero expected to partlcipato in tho proceedlngs. One of tho arguments used against 3Ir. Bryan was the alleged fact that Willlam Randolph Hearat was behlnd hlm, and that hls selcctlon would not be satlsfying.to Democrats of the Gro ver Cloveland strlpe. Herman Ridder, edltor of the New York Staats-Zeltung, who Is on a trip through the South. did not attempt to conceal tho object of hls trip, -whlch was to urge the party leaders' to break away from the Ne (Contlnued on Second Page.) ENGINEER KILLED' Wreck on Central of Georgla KUla One and Injurea Tbree Others. SAVAN.VAH. GA.. January 19.?A wreck occurred on the Central of Geor -gia Rallway near Macon at 3 o'clock 'thls mornlng, when the passenger traln bound for Savannah from Atlanta struck a spllt swltch at the Macon and Athens Junctlon. The englne was thrown broadside i into the ditch, two express cars were wrecked and Engineer W. B. Traver was kllled. His colored flreman, John Wiliiams, was palnfully hurt. The flreman had Jumped, but the engineer remalned at his post. Mall Clerks O'Connor and Burke and j the ? express, ? messenger were slmken up. but sustalned only jsllght brulse-i. None of the passengers were Injured. CARNEGIE RPLIEF FUND Slxth Annual IU-ii...i Sliorra Dlstrlbu tion? uf WHi.7tl4.ori. PJTTSBURG. January 19.?The slxth annual report of the Carnegle Relief Fund, applicable to employees of the Carnegle Steel Company and Ite nlne constltuent companles, was mado pub? llc to-nlght. I Durlng the year 1007 It shows the cllstribution of $216,764.05, dlvided as follows: Aecldent benefits, $17,545.15: death benefits, $130,449; pension allow anccs, $6S.7S0.90. ? FORHIGNERS FIGHT AND POLACK KILLKD DETROIT. MICH., January 19.?Cas lmlr Duzlcki, a Polander, of 918 Rlvard Street, was kllled- ln a street flght at Canfleld aod Rlvard Streets early to-day, when two groups of forelgners jolned battle ln the street. Duzlcki was stabbed through the neck and ran half a block fmm tho scone be? fore he dropped/dend. ? Outflow of'MHen*. Contlnue*. NEW VORK. January 19.?Rush of forelgners for Europe oontlriues un ? abated. Durlng the flrst seventren > days of January 30.056 steerage pa,csen gers left New York asv agalnst 9.476 last year. Durlne the eame period thls year only 7,138 Imml-Vrams arrlved. Increase In oast-bound steerage trave) so far this month ls U10 per cent. -?-, i Uulft nt St. Mnre. POUT-AU-PRINCE, HAYTI, Januarv 10.?-Tho blookatfo of st. Mavo and Gonalves, whlch aro heldby the rovo lutlonlsta, ls aasured- by tho presonc* of roui* warshlps at theso ports and tho dlsposltion, of tha Haytien foroos on land. The govornment oontlnues tf dispatch numerfw troops for tho pur? pose of surroundlng the terrltory now oceupied by the rovolutlonlsts. Oalm is maliitained tn all tho other towns GAMBLEftS JAILED Police CiiiiimlN<ilooer TflkM ."?)?? Iiei-* ln ilmi llniuls untl MolteM'Jlu-ny \rrfsln. MEMPHJt), TKN'N., January 19.? When if,.; tlo'ctcat is cUvared In the clty court to-morrow seVOlJly-one prlnouor;', practloally all of them negroes. wlll answer to tho chnrgo of gambllng ? .-, conductlng gambllng housv. tl.c rosblt of teveral rulds durlng last iitrh*. and early to-day, cunducted undor tlie por fonal pupervlslOn of VoU'.r- C'ommlr ?lonei- Edwird II. Cl'Utnp, and without the kiiowlodge of the Pollco Depart? ment. Alr. Crunip was- rc-contly olecteii ar- a member of the Doard of FIrc and V'o llce Ooinmlssloncrs ;on an Indepetident. ticket. a.itd among-, hls prt-electlon pledgea were that' tlio law prohibltInor gambllng and tho Sunday clorlng law should be rigldly uiiforced. Notwlth etandtng thc fact that Chief of Pollco O'Haver had 'issued posltlvo Inntruc tlons to thoso under hls jurisdlctlOiT, Mr. Crump was Informed that thc In? structlon.! wero not boing carrled out. alid Hccurlng n force of speclal deim tles, personally supcrvlsed tho raids. Interostlng deveidpments ? are antlci patea. Tho pollco t-i-dny were espoelal ly vlgllnnt ln onforclng tho Sunday closlng lnw, and several nrre-jls tfc-ro made: DOUBLE THE COST Woiinrw Prlsoner* Are Junt, Twlce iim C'xpcitNlre BS .Men. ALBANY, N. Y".. January. l!l.-~R cost tho State of New York almost twlce as mUch to caro for a woman prls? oner as lt does to provlde for tlie want.s of a.malo Inmate In any one of Us several prtsons. accordlng to tho annual report of the Stato Commis? sion on Prisons, whlch was made pub? llc to-day. In Auburn prlson, where mon only aro harbored, the dally cost of main - tenance for each prlsoner was 38.2 cents. whlle In tho women's prlson a-. Auburn It was 07.8 cents. Another Intcrontlng featuro of the i report is that tho State prisons in I October last had a larger numbor of | Inmates than at any tlmo wlthin ton j years, wlth two exceptlons. Tho to ; tal number was 12,277. ! Durlng the year endlng on thall ! date the number of prlsoners admltted j to Instltutlon'4., Includlng county lalls, ; penltontiarles and workhouseM, was | 07,01 p, of whom 2.266 wero women. The total number of. womon ln cus tody at tho close of tho yc-ur was 1,591. ALABAMA NEGRO LYNCHED Itlddled Wlth Bullrtn for Sbootlng Mnn. Tnkm from Sherlff. DOTHAN, ALA., January 19.?Cleve land Franklln, a negro omployo of a cotton oll company, was lyncbed here to-nlght by a masked mob of 200 ungry cltizens. The negro's body waa rid illed wlth bullets after lt had beeri awung from tho limb of a tree In the northern part of tho town. It ls sald Franklln shot and scriously wounded A. C Faulk, secretary and treasurer of the oil company. laat night, after he had been caught. In the act of robbing the cash drawer'at tho mlll. rnis mornlng tne snoriff icarnea tnat the negro was at Webb. Ala., und later in tho mornlng he was captured there. Franklln was brought back to Bothan by rrlvat>? conveyance. Just after hls arrlval here, and whlle belng taken to tho jall, a mob of 200 men nll masked, swooped down on the sherlff and hls possc and forclbly took tho prlsoner. Ho was.hurrled a short dlstance awny and hanged to a llmb and his body riddled wlth bullets. LOADED DICE Judge TelU Ucnwrki'ble Story to Jury Whlch Ciin'l Ajcree. LAKE CHARLES. LA.. January 19.? When tbe slxth jury ln a contest case to remove-Sherlff D, J. Roid frpm'of flce, reported that llke Its flve predo cesaors, it could not agreo, Judge Lee of the State Clrcult ? Court declared that ho was surprised that after aeventy-two hours of deliberation the jury was unable to brlng ln a verdict. - "It remlnds me," sald .Tude-e Lee to the jurors, "of a story I once heard related by Judge White. He said that If a man throws flve sixes ? ln a dlco game, it is not surprlslng. If he throws five sixes twice ln successlon, lt Is not very surprising. If. he throws them three tlmes ln successlon, it Is rather curious. If he throw6 them four tlmes succcsslve, it Is romarkable. If he throws them flvo times hand runnlng, it ia wondsrful. But If he throws them slx tlmes without a break. there Is nothlng curtous or re rnarkable or wonderful about lt: the dlee are loaded". "Gentlemen retlro to your vroom. Mr. Sherlff. adjourn court-. until 0 o'clock Monday mornlng. I shall oac pect a verdict by that time." LOST SINCE BABYH00D Flfteen-Yenr-Old Boy ts Worklng at Pl"ce-SlKt**r l? Vlslting. WORCESTER. MASS.. January ? 19.? One of the strange happenlngs, whlch at tlmes come in real life took place at the resldence of John Fuller ln Granby to-day. when Roy Turner was brought faoe to face with hls slster, whom he never remombered having seen, and who bad not seen hlm for flfteen years, durlng which timo he had been lost completely to hls famlly. His mother died when he was three years old. and he was placed .ln a famlly and boarded for two years. When hls father come to pay another year for hlm he discovered' that hls son had been taken away by the State authorltles. The famlly has aearched for him over slnce. His si?ter happened to drlve up to the Fuller resldence. and struck.by the remarkable resemblance of the yourg man ln Fuller's employ, asked lf ho wasn't Ray Turner, and whep he re? piled ln the afflrmatlve f?he dlsclosed lier ldentlty. Young Turner Is now busily engaged gettlng acqualnted wlth hls own famlly_ BRAXTON IN NEW YORK TuH? Northern People "How Negro ueciune u Voter." CSpeclal to The Tlmes-pispa.tch.1 NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y.. January 10. ?A. Caperton Braxton, presldent of the Vlrglnia Bar Association, ,was tho speaker to-day at tho IMopla's Forum, ln tho New Rochello Theutro, having for his subject "Hov tlw Negro tfecame a Voter," Mr. Braxtou said' "Tlio onnctmont of the'fifteenth amsnr)m<-nt was tiieorlgln o:. the negro nwo^1*011 h}.,h-'S country. Beforo thls amenJinciu wati tacked on at thc foot of tho Con*=tltutlon the sen tlment of nearly nll the Statos were "tlment of nearly ol' l)'? Statos was opposed to negro suffrage. Even Lln jcoln was agalnst '-t. and sald Bo ln a Idebate wlth Judsre liouglnss ut Otlawa, 0. In the entire I'nltod Statos ln 1860 .thero wera only abiut 12*> nogro votors, not ono of whom llved outaldo of N,w York and Now Entr'nu-l." T Paris I" tt Fo*** PARIS, Januur. 18.?Iu au Impeno. trahie fog whicft enshroudcd Paris ana Its ?uburb- to-day. roudering all trans? portation most dangerous, two electru* cars collldod at VUry. ^Forty peraona wer? mjuvod, soveral of them f^rlously. ANARCHISTS PLOT 10 BMf SHIPS Gathered in Rio Janeiro to Injure American Navy. THE AUTHORITIHS WERE WARNED Jean Fedhcr, Chief Conspirator, I* Has Fled to tlielnterior, and Fellow-Conspirators Have Also Vanishcd?Was Known in Wasliing> ton and Paris. ' RIO JANEIRO, January 10.?Tho Bra-! ztllan police havo diseovered an an-; I archlstlc plot hero. having nr, its oh | joct thc destruction ' of part of the 'American fleet now lylng ln tho har 'bor. The conspiracy. whlle oentring ln Klo Janeiro and Pctropolls, hns raml ficatlons in Sno Paula and Mlnaa Go raes. An indlvldual named Jean Fcd her. who reslded In Petropolli, was the chlof conspirator, although lt ls un dc-rstood that forelgn anarchlsts are deeply Involved ln tho plot. Fedher Is bolleved to havo fled to Sao Paulo, and tho pollco, who know him, have beon sent to that placo for tho purpose ot apprehendlng hlm. One of the dotectlves, wno was weii actiualnted wlth Fedhcr, having sorved on the police force at Petrspolls for some tlme, returned from that place to-day after having made lnvestlga tions there and hnd a long conference wlth the chief of police at Rlo Janelro. Tho latter gavo It to bo understood that tho Sao Paulo pollco aro on ihe track of tho arch-ccmsplrator and es pect to arrest hlm soon. Known ln Adv/ince. In an offlclal note. whlch the chief of pollco sent to the correspond.mt of the Assoclated Pross, he says: "Some time before the nrrlvat of the Amerlcan fleet at Rlo Janelro lh? Bra? zlHan government recolved from Wash? lngton and Paris advlces that annrch Ists of dlfferent nntlonalitie-* lntended to damage one or -sevcr.il of tbe shlps of tho Amerlcan fleot. Tho names nnd addrcsses of the conspirator s were In dlcated by Information whlch the pollco i here had recelved prevlously from j Franco and Germany. The police of ims dtsxrict are worKing wun the po? llce. of Sao Paulo nnl Mlnas Gcraes, and I am sure every precautlo^ wlll be exerclaed and the most rlgorous vlglr lance observed, both on lanj, and at sea, to prevent any lnlUl'^TSeTng^oho.' Consplrators Flre. Tho chlof of pollco, after having made thls offlclal statement, sald that he dld hot feol he Bhould go Into any further detalls wlth regard. to the consplracy. but ho authorlzed tho statement that the plot was organlzed by Fedher, and ho added ihat the peo? plo of the Unlted States could rest easy, as all of tho cohsplrators had taken rofugo ln the Interlor. As yet tho people of Brazll aro Ignorant of tho dotalls of u.'o plot to do Injury to tho vlsltors, although there has been some sllght Jnkllng of tho matter. The impresslon whleh tho exposurr of thls plot wlll create hero wlll be a profo.und one, becauso it ts the first anarchlstlc-consplracy that has ever been known In Brazll. The police of Sao Paulo have sent j word that they are on the track of tha malefactors, who, they declare, i will not be able to como to RIo Janelro. NO WORD FROM EVANS Xavy Department *(ot Advlaed of An archlat Plot nt Rlo. WASHINGTON, P. C, January 19.? Rear-Admlral John E. Plllsbury, chief of the Bureau of Navlgatlcn?-. of the Navy Department, was greatly sur prised to learn through the-Assoclated Press to-nlght of the dlscovery of an anarchist plot lnvRlO de .Janelro, the object of whlch ls the ?.' destrucuun of a part of Rear-Adlmarl Evans's bat tieshlp floet It was the flrst- lntima tlon the admlral had had of such a plot "I cannot belleve lt; lt seems pre postorous," sald Admlral Plllsbury,- He said that It would be a strange thlng lf the anarchists should go so far as Brazll. bent on the destruction of the Pacitlc-bound fleet. when thos* probabiy could carry out tholr plot with much greater ease tn thls country.' Thou? sands of vlsltors annually vlsit the Amerlcan battleships at Hampton Roads, New York and other places, and it would not be a very difBcult matter for any one having as an ob? ject the blowlng up of a ship. to car ry out thelr intention. No advlces were received at the Navy Department from Rear-Admiral Evans to-day, and Adrril ral Plllsbury exDressed the opinlon that ho would have notltled thls gov? ernment If he had been offlclally In fr.rmed of the existence of a plot al Rlo. FIRE AT WINSTON-SALEM Lon.-i ls Ksthnated at More Than $73,000?Flreman Almost StUYocutcd. rsnoHni to Th?? T'lniea-Dlspa.tch.l WINSTON-SALBM. N. C. January 19. ?Fire -here to-nlght, orlglnatlng ln the rooms of the Young Woman's Chrlstlan Assoclation,4 cauaed a loss estlmated at between $75,000 and $SO,000. The greatest loss waa sus talned by tl\e Browm-Rogers Hardwaro Company, the second story of whofe building ls occupled by tho Young Wo men's Chrlstlan Aswoclatlon. The ad joln.ng stores of F. C. Brown and t|ie Wlnston Clothing Company were also damaged to'.the extent of $10,000. The Brown-Rogers Company carried a stock valned at $75,000, wlth lnauvanco of $45,000. Junlus Martln, one of the llremen. waa rescuod from tho Young Womon's Christlan Assoclation rooms about 0 o'clock, almost suft'ocated from smoke. HUSBAND'S BODY FALL.S IN Out to Make ? Coll nt Nlshl jBeua tu the Mnruliig, SCRANTON, PA.. January 19.?Ed? ward Crawford, a Dunmoro contraetor, wen'. out t" make a call at nlght, and ln thu 'mornlng. when .hls wlfo openetS tlio dooi\ he fell insldo, dead. Ho had been dead somo hours, . Coroner 'Jaltoy la Irylng to fathom tho myetoty. M. SVIRIDOFF KILLED Shot to llenth hy llrntlier of Woiimn Who Murdered (icuerul Mnxlmoffaky. KKASNG-UFIMKK, lU-SeilA, .Tanunry 19.?M. SvlrldotT, proaldont of the local Zemstvo, wua shot to death to-day by a broth-.r of Mlle. Ragozinnlkova, tlio lourdercaa of Genornl Mnxlmoffsky, dl I'octor of tho Deiiartment of Prlsons of thc MlnlHtry ot tho Interlor, on Octo Tj?r 28th last. It Is supponed that tho murdor to-day u-ns commltted In re yengo for tho retueol of M. Kvtrldof. I to wnakc nny m6vo in belialf of Mllc. | Ragozinnlkova durlng her trlal. Mllo. Ragozinnlkova was a daughter ! of a toacher In tho Imperln-1 Conserva- | tory of Music of Pern. Provlnco. Sho presented herself at tho weekly recep? tion of General Maxlmoffsky, ln St. Petersburg, and when admltted to hla presonco drow n. revoiver and flred aeveu sliots at tho general, slx bullets taklng elfect. On October 3tst Mlle. Ragozinnlkova was hanged. BOY OF THREE WONT LIE Mimidoned, 11c IlldeM ldentlty. ns IIc Promlsed Mother. CINCINNATI, OHIO, Jnnunry 19.? "1 won't tell! I won't toll you"' ls tho reply mndo over nnd over agam by a three-year-obl boy in tho Children's Home hore, when asked for his name. "I told mammn. I wotildn't, und :i won't tell a lle." -*IIe waa found last nlght playlng ln tho Pennsylvanla Depot nnd aent to tho homo. A hundred peoplo havo seen hlm and asked hlm the. aame rjnestlon, to no avall. There ls a acratch on hla forehead and below hls eyo. When asked how ho rccolvcd tho scratchos ho sald: "Mamma dld lt llko thls," and ho pressed hls flnger.nalls ln tho flesh. The authorltlos thlnk his mother told hlm not to dlvulgc hls name and then abandoned hlm, departlng on a traln. MOB AFTER NEGROES They Kllled Telegrnph Operotor and Watchnuin nt Tcnnessee Statlon. KNOXVILLE, TENN., January 19.? Two hegroes whose names aro beiieved to be Walter Cole and Kess Willlams, have commltted a double crtme. which greatly oxclted the peoplo of Morgan county, Tenn. Wlth robbery as their mottvo. lt ls belloved that they way lald Jbhn Brown, a Clnclnnatl-South ern telegraph operator, at Annadel, Tenn./ bralned hlm wlth an ax, and took a ptstol from hlm wlth whlch they later shot and tnatantly kllled Davld .Langley, Jr., a watchman for the same railroad, at Annadol Bridgo. The kllllng occurred thla mornlng, and all day long hundreds of mon have searched for the negroes, but without success. OLD NEWSPAPER MAN DEAD Cnpttoln Slr-mon, o? Georg-tn, Wm In Edl? torial HnrneM Before Clvll War. ATLANTA. GA.,-January 19.?Captain Wardy Prltchard Slsson, ono of tho oldest newspaper edltors and publlsh ers ln tho South, dled at hls homejn Kirkwood, a suburb, to-day", agod -seventy,_Gaptahv Slsson waa a Con? federate veteran and sorved wlth dls tlnctlon throughout. the war. He was connected wlth thc Atlanta Intolti gencer beforo the Clvll War, and with the Constltutlon for a numbor of years after Its tormlnatlon. Ho. leavos a widow and two daughters. FOUND DEAD IN ROOM Chief ot Pollco Hnd Uullet Trtolo ln Head?lSTlflently Case of Snlclde. DARLINGTON, S. C, January 19.? About 10 o'clock thls mornlng A. E. Dargan. chief of police of thls placo. was found dead ln a room adjacent to hls bed chamber. There was a bullet holo ln hls forehend and a revolver of lnrgo calibre wus found near hls rlght hand,'one chamber being dlschargod. The clrcumstances seem to point to. sulcldo, though no reason for such action can be asslgned. The coronor's Jury had an lnquost. but adjourned untll Thursday for further considcratlon. EJECTED PASSENGER WINS Agent Hnd STo Ticket* and He Kefusetf to Puy Extra on Traln. BLOOMINGTON. ILL., January 19.? Clarence Wilson, of Macklnaw Town shlp, has recelved $300 In settlemont of a suit against the Blg Four Rall? way. He attempted to .purchase a ?ycket. but the supply had glven out. and upon belng assured by the agent tbat under the clrcumstances the con? ductor would not charge more than cents a mlle he boarded the traln. The conductor decllned to acccpt the explanation and demanded 3 cent* per mile, as the law permlts when the fare ts pald ln cash on tralns. Wilson refused to pay 3 cents, and was ojoct ed. He sued for $5,000, but the road declded to compromise, and the case was dlsinlssed when Wllsrm was pald $300 in settlement. Thls Is the flrst case of thls klnd slnce the 2-cent law went into effect ln Illlnols. LOVE LETTERS A PILL0W Itualinnd Dlea Flrst, and Tcnder Mls alves Are Burled Wlth Hlm. READING, PA., January 19.?Wlth hls head restlng on 200 love letters that he sent to hls sweetheart, now hls widow, and the letters she sent to him years ago, F. Milton Baer, was burled to-day, Durlng thelr courtshlp they agreed to save each oiher's letters and that the one who .dlod flrst should be burled wlth the letters as a plllow. Whlle visiting hls father-ln .low Aaron Btrobecker, Mr. Baer bevime II) wlth pneumonla. and tn a few days passed away, tn hls forty-nlnth year. EXPLAINS RECEIVERSHIP Pocnhontaa Colllerlen Company Mcrcly ComplleB Wlth Technlcal Law Polnt, NEW YORK, January 19.?Charles Thorne, flrst vlce-presldont of the Po? cahontas- Oonsolklated Co'lleries Com? pany, tssueij a statement to-plght, In whioh he stated that the reoent appll cotlon at Lynohburg, Va., for a ro celver for the con^pany was for the purpose of comply|ng wlth a techni caltty of the Vlrglnia law, a"hd ln no way affected the standlng' of the com? pany, whlch , ho sald, was thoroughly solvent. The suit was Intended, he uald, to perrnlt a small number of se curity holders to secure a cash ap pralsal of thelr stock. No date for a1 hearlng had boan sot, Mr. Tborno sald. Kllled In Anio Aetildeut. PROVIDENCE,, R. I., January 19.? George H, H, "Mercer, forty-flve years ? old u oottop. broker war-fa*atlj htrt to-nlght when an au-omoblle In whlch he was sittlng sklddaj ln turnlng a corner and dashod Into a. telegraph pole. Ho dled aoon -Nter tha acoldont. ERTDMBED 46 DAYS, Great Rejoicing at Mine When Three Men Are1 Brought to Surface BURIED ALIVE S1.NCE DEC. 4TB Caught by Falling Debris, th? Miners Managed to Communi catc With Friends by Strik ing Updn a Pipe When Rcscue Work Was Begun. ELY, NEV? January 19.?After h?V Ing been ontombed forty-slx days 1,09* feet below tho surfaco ln the Alphn shaft of the. Glrottx Mlne, A. D. Balley, P. .1. Brown and Fred McDonald wer?? rescued lnst nlght. Whlstles all over tho camp blew loudly, whlle crowda ' cheered ln the streets of Ely to th?' rlnglng of bells. "Ah!" wns the only word of Balley, tho ilrst to reach tho outer alr. H<* tottored forward Into tho arms of com rades, who ln a fow mlnutes recuper-; ated hlm. "Is that you, Arthur?" querled Fred McDonald, as hls brother stepped for-< ward and embraccd hlm after nearly aoven weeks of separatlon. "By Goorge, lt certalnly seams good to be out of that hole!" ho sald, as ho was led away, telllng hls brother oC hls terrlble experlence. "Somcbody glve ma a chew. of. to? bacco." sald Brown, wlth a laugh. as ho was led from the'mlne shaft. to the chango room of thc , mlne, where tht* three men wero made comfortable. Crovrdn Greet the Men. Tlie news that rescue was near ai hand reached Ely from thc mlne short ly after.'ll o'clock yesterday, and many citlzens went to the mouth of the shaft to greet the men. Many hours passed whlle tlie crowd walted, and the.cn? tombed men and their rescuers dug vlgorously to removo the earth that blocked the mouth of' tho 1.000-foot tunhel. Finally the anxlous crowd around tho shaft heard the bell slgnal "holst away," and a loud cheer burst forth. The basket soon rose to the surface* bearing ono of tho rescuers, support Ing Balley. Mrs. Balley was not pres? ent, as one of her children was slck. As soon as Balley was provlded wlth clean clothes he hurrled home, sup ported by friends. Another shout of Joy greoted Fred McDonald,.aud when tho last man, Peter Brown, came out ! the crowd bccamo almost hysterlcal, ; re&llzlng-'ihat tho-Jong entombmeht was ended. Story of Ac.ldent.. On tlio- mornlng of December. 4th; McDonald,. Brown and Balley and two Greeks woro worklng ln the bottom of a shaft S5 feet below the pump sta? tlon and 1.085 feet below the surface. The shaft caved ln, snapplng the cablo usad to haul the shaft and hurllng thousands of tons of rock and timbers Into the slfaft. From the bottom of tho. compaitment In whlch the men were worklng to the purriplng statlon, a serles ot rlckety laddcra offered tha' only means of egress. Wrlth falllng rocks and tlmbora streamlng down on them tho flve men struggled up these' ladders. Half way up falllng timbers knocked the two Greeks from tho ladders, kllllng them. Balley, McDonald ;and Brown reached the pump statlon. Its tlmbered roof withstood tTfo rock and. tlmber that came down the shaft,- and offered them a safo prlson, whore for a whole d.ty tho, men crouched, whlle at Ihtervals rocks and .timbers kept crashlng about them, threatenlhg iinomentarlly to crush the deep tomb. " Food by Plpe. At first lt was thought on the sur? faco that all flve of the men.had per Ished, but twenty-four hours after tha acoldent the three burled men managod to make themselves heard by tappins on a alx-inch water plpe that reached from the pumplng statlon tb the sur? face. Comrpunlcatloh was" establlshed wlth the world above, and food atid drink were plenteously lowered through the plpe. A large supply was sent down^ as lt .was feared tbe plpo might be broken before the rescuora could reach- the Imprisoned men. But throughout tho^long weeks of Imprlson ment thls plpo was daily used. A por table telephone was. lowered and tco men were. able to t.alk wlth people above. Thls .telephone carried from friends news of-the world and mes-. sages of cheer, and from the burled men reports 'of. their .condltion. ' Clearlng the debris was slow worfc as timbers, rocks and earth were sa twlsted togeth'er that a new shaft ha4 to be-cut for most of the 1,000 feet. At no time dld tho entombed men suffer greatly except for tho dlstastefulnesj of their forced secluslcn. STABBED HIS WIFE Mnn CluiniH That He Wua Under th* ?liiflucnee at Dope. [Sni>"lTl to Tlie Tlmas-Dtspatoh.] SALISBURY, N.' C. January l?.-r" Charged wlth a "murdorous assault Upon hls own wife, John Anderson, a white man forty years of age, waa glven a hoarlpg bet'ore Justlce H. J. Overmnn. ln Sallsbury yesterday af. ternoon, and bound over to court. Two months ago. whlle wuiklng on tha streeta of thls city and proteottng deey affectlon for hla wlfo. Anderson stab b<sd her In the hreast wlth a larga knife. Mrs. Auderson was carrlatl into the homo of a washerwomaa, where she remalnqd several weeks ua*> able to b? removed^on. acqoupt of tha stab near hev hedrt It ls clainw* Anderson was,under the Influence of a dope when he commltted th* orlmt. PRESIDKNT PRESENT9 GOIJJ SPOON TO NEW YORK BOW NEW YORK, January 19.?Preeld-sat Roosevelt has sent a gold spoon as % glft to ftve-year-old Charles Baldwta, tha younpost of elght children of Po? llco Captaln Sylvestor Bajdwln. of tha Charlos Street Statlon. Captaln Bald wln hns known Presldent Roosevelt fo? many years, and recently v'.sltcd tkf WMtit Hoasei wlth hla youngest soa. The Presldent talked with the young ster for soveral mlnutes. The *ali spoou wlll bo framed by Captala BalaV , wta. ? ?