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Tlli: D18PATCH KOUNDKD USO. WHOLE NUMBER 17,838. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, PEBRUA3E($ 17, 1!)08. PRICE TWO CENTS, TO Resolution to Be lntroduced, But Doubtful if Members Will Vote for It. FALLACY OF SHORT TERM NOW EVIDENT Assembly, Overcrowdcd Witli Work, Cannot Scari Bills Closcly, and Must Ncccs sarily Neglect Some Tliat Are Good. HY I.KAVIS II. MACHl-JN. UNDER the constltutlonal restrlc tlon the Leglslature has threp weeks moro of llfe. Tho ses? sion tnay bo prolonged for a period not exceeding thlrty days by o three-flfths vote of the members ol each house, ln which case, thoy would ??t no pay for the addltlonal period; oi two-thlrds of the members of eaer house mny request the Governor to call an extra session, tu whlch event il would be mandatory upon hlm to dc so, or the Governor may call an extra session of bls own motlon. If an extra session should be called by the Gover? nor the members would each recelve the sum of $260, If the regular session ls prolonged by a vote of three-flfths of the mein oers the work now ln progress would so on wlthout Interruptlon. ln casc of an extra BcsHlon It ls apprchcnde.l that all the bllls to bo consldered must be lntroduced anew and agaln take the course presi-ribcd by the Constltu tlon. Of course, each blll now on the calendars of the two houses might bc relntroduced In Its present form und. by a roll call, the approprlatc commit? tee might be dlscharged from lts con slderation. It ls a rule of parllarnen tary procedure that every blll pending at any session ot a leglslatlvo body dles wlth the flnal adjournmont. Objectlonn to ll.iih. The method of extendlng tho session Is objectlonable because of the addl? tlonal expensc to the members, and the extra session ls objectlonable be? cause of the addltlonal expense to the Htate. Yet lt ls becomlng Increaslngly evldent that one of these couraes must bc adopted or the Leglslature must go away leavlng unfinlshed a large por? tlon of lts most important buslness. On Saturday there were 166 bllls on tho cnlendar of the Senate and 245 on that of the House. maklng a total ol 411 on the two. A number of these bllls were taken off the calendars on Eaturday, but it is safe to eay that enough were reported from the com? mittees to tlll their places. A small portlon havo beon flnally consldered by one or the other of the two house*, but the great majorlty are yet to bo acted upon by both. Slnce the beglnnlng of tho session 1.200 or 1,500 bills have been intro duccd, and by the 20th of thls month, which ls the llmit flxed by Jolnt reso? lution. for the introductlon of bills, there wlU probably bc 200 more. The committees will contlnue to re? port these measures up to the last day of the session. If ten a day are re? ported in each house. whlch Is a mod erate estimate. It will mean that the two houses wlU yet have to conslder about 1.200 bllls in elghteen worklng days. or slxty-slx a day. Even if each house should slt eight hours a day. whlch Is scarcely possible, that would give only about Beven mlnutes to each blll. But the constltutlonal readings and roll calls would occupy twlce that tlme, allowing no tlme whatever for cxplanatlon or dlscusslon. Can lt be nccomplished wlthout a miracle? A'et there are people claimlng to be Intelll gent who say that sixty days Is long enough for the Leglslature to complete lts work. Other AVork to Dc Done. Moreover, thero are other things to bo done besldes thosfe whlch are strlct? ly leglslatlve. The General .Assembly must pause every now and then to elect a Judge, to confirm an appoint? ment, to adopt a resolution governlng its own procedure, or relatlng to out? slde matters. For weekg it has been ln tho throes of an Important investi? gation, nOt yet concluded, and to-mor? row lt wlU begtn another. Still others have been suggested. The more Important committees are meetlng constantly and holdlng ses slons early and late to glve tho pub? llc an opportunlty to be heard upon pending measures. But the members of the Leglslature are human, and there Is a llmit to human patlence and endurance. Pretty soon the committees ?must practlcally shut off their hear ings, if they are to have any time for tho executive consideration of bills. It Is understood that a resolution wlU be presented In a few days to ex? tend the session for a weak or two. Each member will then have an oppor? tunlty to say, probably hy a recorded voto, whether he is wllllng to make a personal sacriflce for the purpose of flnlshlng the session's work. The pay of tho members. whlch Is $500 for tho session, and not a per dlem, as many supposo, ls now about double what It formerly was, and ono of the argu? ments freely used_ for the Increase was that It would 'enable tho Leglsla? ture to extend the session, |f neces? sary. wlthout great flnancial loss to tho members. Tho Increase was made, but nobody gave botid to carry out thls lm plled .contract to extend tho sesslons; ln fact, it Is now next to impossible to Identlfy all who used thls argument. The new members. of eourso, do not feel bound by nny suggestlons that wero made last session, and, Indeed, fow of the members thlnk that their present pay is more than enough for the slxty days. Perhaps, lf somo were put on oath they would admlt that their ser? vices for that period are worth twlco that amount. Upon a dlspasslonato survey of tho Avhole situation, thero fore, tho gloomlest forebodings must bo entertained rcgurdlng the fate of tho resolution to extend tho session, IVIncty-Dny Session. Tho jolnt resolution proposlng an amondmont to tho Constitution so ns, to provide for ninety-day sesslons, wlth leave tolntroduco bllls for slxty days, has passed the Houso by a prac? tlcally unanlmous voto, will come up ln tho Sanate to-day, und ls oxpectod to ^Continued on Third Tago.) RECEPTION AT CALLAO Aiuerlcnn Fleet Wlll be- H ??<?<? Ivcd YVIlli Grenl Honor, L1MA, PERU, Februury 16.?The American fleet, whlch l?J Hteaining up the went cotiHt of Houtli America, Im expected to arrlvej ut Clillao next Thursday, und thc government haa or? dered tliat. Renr-Aelinlrul Kvnns be ren dered the honors of a vlce-admlral. Tlie; brulser Coronel Hotngneal left Callao last nlght Io meet tho fleet anel cscort It lnto thia port. Everythlng la In readlness at Llm.i anel Callao for n glorloua welcome to tho American vlaltora. Tlio olllclnl pro? gram Includea a great bannuet, whlch wlll be glven by President Pardee tu tho olllcers in cominemoratioii ol YViiHhlngton'B blrthday. On Friday Admiral Evans, If hls. health permlts, wlll vlslt the. President. and the vlalt wlll be roturned on board tho Conncctlcut. A bull light haa been flxed for Monday, at whlch lf Is ex? pected nearly nll tho ornccrs and at least 5,000 of the sajlors wlll have an opportunlty to aeo the aport of tho country. An excursion to Mount Melggs has been arraiiged for Tues dny und on YVedneaday there wlll be a receptlon at the American legutlon. Tho YY'ar Mlnlster wlll give a dinner to the American otticcrs for ThurHdny, For/ruary 27thi and the followlng cveTT ln? th" Natlonai Club wlll give an offl? cers' bail. TRANSCONTINENTAL l.iint l.lnk tn Tlin Ocenn-to-Occnn Con? trol to lle Done by Aprll 18. ATLANTA. GA., February 16.?The 'oiinectlng link betwoen the Illlnola Central Hallroad and the Central of Georgla Rallroad, also sald to bo eontrol'od by Harrlman, haa been practlcally flnlshed, and by Aprll 15th Harrlman wlll have a llno from ocean to ocean. By that elate tho Illlnola Central wlll be operatlng: Into Hlrmlngham, whero connectlons wlll bo mado wlth the Cen? tral of Georgla, whlch wlll give Harrl? man hls outlet to the Atlantlc sea? board. Tho Illlnola Central has com? pleteel Ita branch. from Corlnth, Mlss.. to Haleyvllle, Ala., antl tralns have bt-gun operations over thls track. From Haleyvllle the Illlnola Central wlll enter Blrmlngham by way of Jasper. Ala.. over the Northern A'abama and Frisco llnes. The trackago agreement witli theso roads has been maele. The J2.000.000 termlnals of the Illl? nola Central have been completed at Hlrmlngham. CARNEGIE'S P0RTRAIT Dldn't Pny Artist, Bul Now Glvni IIliu An Annnlty. PITTSBL'RG, February 16.?Andrew Carneglo had hls portralt . palnted forty-four years ago by a PIttsbur-j artist, John Earle. stlll llvlng. Mr. Car negle was unable to pay for the paint? lng. He did not got possesslon of it until recently. but haB now rewarded the artist handsomely. It was the flrst portralt of Mr. Car negle ever palnted. He was a young man then. and was employed by the Pennsylvania Hallroad. Mr. Earle sald to-day that when he flnlshed the portralt, his friend, Robert McCargo, remarked: "That paintlng wlll be val uablo some day. That man ls golng to be famcus. Earle haa recently dlscovered the picture In an old lumber room. He showed it to some frlends. who sug? gested that he Bend It to Mrs. Carnegle. Sho and her husband were dollghted. The steel master has now settled an annulty upon Earle. The amount ls sald to be 1300 a year. 0LDER THAN THE NATI0N Born Before Declnratton of Inelepeud ciier. und Now I.lvlng. ' FORT YY'ORTH. TEX.. February 16.? At the great age of one hundred and thlrtv-two years. Mrs. L. Kllcrease. llvlng ut Plne Mlll. near here. has just celebrated her blrthday. It Is belleved she Is the oldest whlte person ln the world. She was born February 10. 1776. I i Hallfax county, N. C. and llved there one hundred yeara before sho came wiih her famlly to Texas. Her daughter, aged nlnety-elght, and granddaughter, aged slxty-three, llve wlth her. Mrs. Kllcrease shows records ln a famlly Blble corroborating her state? ment a8 to her age and Investlgatlons have proved them correct. She stlll enjoys - d health and Is able, by the use of a cane. to walk about the house. She saw George YY ashington, her recolloctlons of incidents she wltnessed a century and a quarter ago. is mar velous, and she llkes to relate stories of those stlrrlng times. SLEEPS THIRTEEN DAYS Spokmie Doctor In a St range Trnnce Awakens In IH-nlth. SFOKANE. WASH., Scbruary 16.? For thlrteen days Dr. W. A. Egbert. a practicing physlclan of Spokane, was asleep. After forty-elght hours, be? lleved to be dylng, being watched by a nurse nnd relatlves of the doctor's, only to come out of hls slumbers with a clear vlslon. good appetlte and ln health. Ten physiclnns exatnlned their brother practltioner and aeveral of thom sald the case Is a complete puzzle. Whlle ln the sleep hls body was llinp, and he seemed llkota.man dylng. Dr. Egbert says the sleep'wa* not "tho re? sult of any liquor or "narcotic: thnt the whole perlod la a blank to hlm. Ho became unconsclous January 20th. Ho was founel lylng on the floor the next day, und It was not until February Ist that he awoke. During thls tlme he was taken from his room ln a block down town and carried to the hospltal. HIGH MARKS FOR BLIND Two Sopliomoresi nt Columblu Prcnnr Ing to Take Course lu Law. "NEYV YORK, Fobruary 16.?Colum? bia Unlverslty has two bllnd students, hoth of whom havo malntalned an aca demlc standard much higher than the average. They are sophomorea and are preparlng to enter Columblu Ln? School. John H. Mullen and Benja? mln Berlnstoln are the students., During the post midyear examina tions Bertnsteln received grades of be? tween 90 and 100 por cent. ln three subjocts. antl ln three others he had marks ranglng between 86 and 00. Mullen, who suffored il slight illnc-s during the term, got ono A. threo B's antl two Ca. Tholr re"cord at provlous examlnatlons wero of about the same standard. 1,000 Cnses of Measlea ln ritlsburg. PITSBURq. Fobri-ary 10.?One thou? sand casos of menslos havo developed ln thls clty during tho flrst flfteen days of February. Tho opidemlo, whloh started during December, ls stlll ln progress, "Countess" Druuk. PITTSBURG. Fobruary 16,?A wotnan arrosted at Homastead, charged Yvith elrunkonness, allegod sho was tho Countess Della St. Gormanla, of Bul garlir, Yvhon cal'ed for a hearlng yes? terday. She was "lecturod" and dlsohargod. 5 UST By Freshet Rcaches 30 7-10 Feet at Pittsburg and is Now Receding. NOT A HUMAN LIFE SACRIFICED Thousands Are Living in Upper Floors of Their Residenccs, and Using Skiffs as Means of Convcyancc?Suffering on Account of Cold Is Intcnse. PlTTSBt;nO, PA., February 16.? After reachlng thlrty and seven tcnths'fect at noon to-day, and rernalning at that stage for threo hours, the ' hlgh water ln the rlvers is now slowly receding. Thn dangor mark ln thls city ls twentjr-two feet. The damage and suffering caused by tho annual llood is widespread. A v markable featurc, however, is the ab Henco of fatalltles. As far as ls known, thero haa been no sacrlflco of human llfe. and thls ls attrlbuted to the early warnlnga of tho local United States AVeathcr Bureau. Llvo stock has pcr ished in conslderable numbers. and thero aro many reporta of persons hav? lng narrowly escaped death in an en? deavor to save their property and llvo stock. Mlles of terrltory ln Greater Pitts? burg and vlclnlty ls submerged, and It will be some tlme to-morrow before tho water will be back in the channels of the rlvers and numerous small streanvs. Thousands of buslness houses In tbe downtown portlon of Pittsburg nro attemptlng to-nlght to clear the cellars of their bulldlngs of water. Every few feet along the sldewalk are men pumplng the water. and hundreds of these little streams can be seen spurtlng Into the streets. Electric light plants ln these bulldlngs and other valuablo plece* of machlnery aro practlcally a total loss. Suffering Intense. The actual monetary damage cannot be ascertalned at this tlme. but from all accounts lt will run up to several mllllon dollars. The suffering caused by the hlgh water ls Intense. Thous. and.s of persons are living ln the upper floors of their homes. uslng skiffs as means of transportation to. and fro. The lower portlons of their homes are fllled wlth water. in many Instances. tho household goods were not removed, owlng to a lack of tlme. and chalrs, tables. pianos and brlc-a-brac are floetlng about the rooms. To add to the suffering of the vlc tlms the weather grew cold to-day aud snow fell. The gas connectlons of the houses have been dlsarranged. and ln their present damp condltlon. llfe is made miserable for the unfortunate oc cupants. Charitable Institutions. maklng use of many skiffs and rafts, have been buslly engaged throughout all of last nlght and to-day servlng hot coffee and food to the famllles, most of whom aro at best poor. The damage to the manufacturlng plants of this Pittsburg dlstrict Is great. FIFTY HOUSES INUNDATED Bank Glve* AA'uy nnd 200 People FIce for Their I.lven. STEUBENVILLE, OHIO. February 16. ?Two hundred persons were compelled to flee through water at Mlngo Junc tlon to-dav when a clnder bank thlrty feet hlgh." built by the Carnegle Steel Company for ihe protectlon of low lands from flood, gave way under the pressure of back water. Fifty houses were lnundated. The Ohio Rlver to-night is at flood stage and rlslng. All rallroads but one have suspended traffic and many Industrlal establishments havo shut down. Two Dronmed. UPPER SANDUSKY. O.. February 16. ?A freshet ln the Sandusky River re sulted ln a fatallty to-day. John Mil? ler and Charles Nutter attempted to drlve over an lnundated road, and the vehlclc and lts occupants and the horse were swopt Into the torrcnt of the rlver. Miller and the horse were drowned, but Nutter swam to a tree. Low I.uii llx Kloodcd. AV1LLIAMSPORT. MD, February 16. ?The Potomac Rlver has reached tho twenty foot stage, the banks of the Chesapeake and Ohlo canal are several feet under water, and there has been extenslve floodlng of low lands. Latest Indicatlon.s are. however, that the worst point has been passed for the present at least. Illver Mann of Icc. WILKESB.VRRE, PA., February 16.? From shore to shoro at 7 o'clock to nlght the Susquehanna Rlver Is ono mass of floatlng lce whioh Is passlng down the stroam wlthout any interrup tlon. Tho stage of the water to-night was twenty feet above the low water mark. It is believed all danger Is pass? ed. MARINES SUICIDE Jumped From Tug Running Between Newport aml Fort Greble. NEWPORT/ R- T., February 16.? Two men,-ono in the unlform of the marinc corps, and tho other ln cltl ssen's clothes, jumped ovorboarcl from tho tug A'nnlo R. Wood, whlle on tho way from Newport to Fort Grebio to? day, and .were drowned. Tho- bodlos huve not been recovored. The mon ln unlform waa Private Benjamin G. Steenerson, a son of Congressman ITal vor Steei\rson, of Mlnnesota. The other man ls bollcved to be John M. McJntosh, a marlnei The two mon jumped overboard wlthout waming. The man ln cltiiien's dress went un? dor and was not seen agaln, The unl formed man roso to tho surface and wns hauled alongslde the tug by boat hooks, but just us it appoared that ho would bo. rescuod, he allpped out of tho unlform coat by whlch he was being hold uud sank from Hlght. - Si-Iiooner Siiuk. SAVANNAII, GA., Fobruary 1G_A four-masted sehoonov sunk ln twonty fntiioius of water uinoteen miles soufti of Cape Lookout llghtslilp, and ln tho dlroct lino of navlgatlon, was slghted by Captaln Howlett, of tho Oceun .Steamshlp Conipany's steamshlp Nucoo ohoe, whloh arrlved yesterday from Boeitoa, WIFE NOT AS ADVERTISED Yliilrliiiotilul Agent liiiprlsnm-d r.,r Xot Furnlnlilng .Mnn Wife ns Blleetfleil, CHICAGO. February 10.?Mnrlou floodenoiigli. threo times marrled, nnd iimtlier of h flve-yeur-old son, who, n* .Yinrlon Grey, coniimied n matrlm'onlal burenu ln Elgln. 111.. to-dny waa round guilt.\- of huvlng used thn malls In perp'etratlng a fraud nn YViliiam CJrable, of Dearborn, Mo., liy falling to proctiro for hlm a wife ns "wo/altfiy and good looking" ns promlsed in nd vortlsernents sent out by her. Orable was marrled t'i tlie womnn furnlshed hy tho b'ureau and wns satlsflod wlth her. though she did not fulfli spcclfl catlons aa to bcn.uty and we-ulth. Tlie verdlct waa returned before Judge Lundls, In the Unlted stntes Distrlct Court. olter the Jury had de liberated nearly twenty-four hours. 'Iho pe-nalty to whlch Marlon Grey Is subject under the findlng ls elghtcen months' Imprlsonment In a reformatory or a fine of . $500. or both. although the court may mnke the punlshment less, in Its dlscretlon. Arguments for a new trlal will be lie.-urd on March 2(3. Iu the menntlme Marlon Grey wlll re? maln nt llberty uneler the bond glven nfter her Indlctment. The Jury deelded that tlie government hnd not proved fraud Jn any otlier count of the In illcttrvent, Grablo havlng been the only ono of her "cllenta" who wns shown to havo procureel a wife not up to spccitlcations through thc bureau of whlch Mrs. Marlon Grey was tho head. Grablo pald $!> for a memhershlp In tho "Searchllght Club," as tlie bureau was atyled, nnd through thls medium met and marrled a wldow from Texas, represented to be wealthy nnd beauti? ful. Tho Jurors held that the descrlp tlon constltutcd a. fraud, although the wldow made Grable an acceptable wife. Grablo testlfled at tho trlal that whlle ho was satlsfled wlth the wlfo secured by hlm through the Searchllght Club. he felt that he had been decelved as to her flnancca and physlcal ap? pearance. HAS MANY COUNTS Hungnry a Great Fleld for Tltle Hdnters. NEW YORK, February 16.?Conflrtna llon of the report that Count Alexander Hadlk of Hungary Is to marry Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt cannot be ob talncd. Mrs. Vanderbllt refused to make any statement whatever regard Ing the matter. and the only member of the famlly who would dlscuss lt at all had thls to say: "Thls ls a matter of which I know nothlng. I have noth? lng to say about it." The Austrlan-Hungarlan constil. Otto Baron Hoennlng O'Carroll. was asked to shed some light upon thc subject. "Me?" he asked. In astonlshment. "YVhy. I do not know anythlng about it except what I have read In .the news parjers." He added: "I elo not know the Count Alexander, although I am aware that the Hadlk famlly Is one of the oldest ln Hungary. I do not believe it is true myself, for the newspaners m-.bllsh lots of thlngs that are not true. It's thelr buslness you know. to do that. Just the same as it ls my buslness to be congul hero ln New Vork." "How many counts aro there ln Ilunsratry?" was asked. "Ha, ha." laughed the baron. llght lng a clgarette. "that's a funnv oues tlon. Why. there are plenty of them. Plenty." "A hundred?" "Oh. yes; several hundred. You couldn't count 'em all." "Whv are there so many?" "Because." sald the baron slowly. "It's tho custom of the country. You see. lf a count marrles antl has five sons. or slx or seven. or anv number. they are all oounts also. They are per mltted to carry the name you see. It's ellfferent from the Engllsh custom. That's why there are so many counts In mv country, I guess. But if you want to know the exact number you can find it in the German Social Reg ister." "YY'hat klnd of a fellow is Count Alexander Hadlk?" "I don't know a thing about him. anel I don't know where you can flnd out. elther." ? NO WAR, SAYS TAKAHIRA Japanese- Ambnsanelor Dcclnrcn Tlicrc Is .\o Brcnk In Krlendly Ilelntlona. NEW YORK, February 16.?Deelar? lng that war between the Unlted States and Japan would be "the most inhuman event in the world's hlstory" and was "too heliish" to be thought of. Baron Kogore Takahira. the new Japanese Ambassador at YY'ashlngton. sald to di*;-, upon laneling ln New York from the steamer Etruria. that the Japanese people knew absoiutely nothlng of a break ln the cordlal relatlons whlch have been hlstorlc between the two natlons. Talk of war. Baron Takahira declared wlth much emphasls, was ut terly unintelllglble to hlm unless, as some one had suggested lt was spread broadcast to serve the commercial enels of some newspapers. The new Am? bassador sald there mlght bo some matters pending in YY'ashlngton which would requlre hls attention, but they were not serious. As to the crulae of tho American fleet to the Paclflc Ocean. he regarded It purely as a naval pianoeuvre on a granel scale, designed to show to the world at-large that Amerlcu has a wonderful naval power whlch can bo dlspatched anyhere at a moment's no? tice, "ln support of a legltlmate cause, whlch always Is at tho bottom of American dlploinucy." Baron Takahira leaves for Washlng? ton to-morrow mornlng at 11 o'clock to. present his credentlnls to Presldeii* Roosevelt. He is a warm person 11 friend of Mr. Roosevelt's. and ls look? ing forward to thls meeting wlth tlie Chlef Executive wlth a great deal of pleasure. The baron ls returnlng to the American capital after an absence of two years, spent In Romo as Am? bassador to Italy. Tho baron left YY'ashlngton as Mlnlster, and was sub sequently elevated to the rank of Am? bassador. He was one of .lapan's en voys at the Portsmouth peace confer? enco. WEALTH IN PANAMA DIRT Gold, Sllver nnel Copper ln Sninples from Ciilebin Cut. HARRISONBURG, PA., Fobruary 16. ?Tho Unlted States government pos ifosses valuable de-poslts of gold, sllvor and copper, iirooriling to analyses muelo by Colonel 11. C, Demmlng, a consult Ing Htato inliHM-aloglst, to whom sam? ple ores wero sent from Culebra Cut. Throo lots of samples yvoi-o sent from the government cuttlngs, and each lot reveuls metuls in paylng quantltles. - ? AgnlnWt Jlm CroYV I.nw. GUTHR1E, OKLA., Fobruary Hi,? Suit was Illed ln the Unlted States Clr? cult Court last nlght asklng for un ln Junction agalnst the rallroad compunles to reatrain Ihetn from, currylug- into effect the "Jlm Crow" law. Th0 petl? tlon states that lt is vlolatlon wlth the onubllng act, which provlelea thero shall be no elistlnutlon In the Stato on account ui' rnco, e:olor or prevloua condltlon of seivitude. (n True Dead wood Dick Style They Loot North Carolina Bank. GET $2,700 IN CASH AND QUIETLY ESCAPE At Point of Pistol, Cashicr Is Forced to Enter Vault, Where He Remains for Fifteen Hours, Being Nearly Suffocated When Rescued. CHARLOTTE, KT. C. February 16.? AVhiic one masked robbor held up the cashler In true AV'lld West style, hls two companlons looted the vaulta of the bank at Granite FaUs, N. C, early last nlght. so? cured all tho cash ln tho Institu? tion?$2,700, forcod the cashler to enter the vault. and after locking hlm in made good their escape. Tho robhory?the boldest ln tho criminal annals of the State?was not dlscovered until 0 o'clock thls mornlng. AYhen Cashler AV. G. AVhlsnant dld not appear for breakfBst, hls famlly, thoroughly alarmed, Instltuted search. On cnterlng the bank a fecblo tapping was heard ln the vault, and when lt wan opened tho mlsslng cashler stag gcred out, more dead than allvc. from hls fifteen hours of close confinement. According to the cashler's story. threo strange men. wearing half-mnsks, en? tered the bank at 6 o'clock Saturday ovening, and whlle one of them held hlm up at the polnt of a pistol. the other two. ohllvlous of the fact that pedcstrlans were passlng tho door procoeded to holp themselves to the hank's cash. The work was done qulet. ly and rapldly, the robbers betraylng the coolness of profosslonuls. AYhen satlsfled t\hat they had ap? propriated the avallahlo cash the lone robher forced Whlsnant to enter the vault and then locked hlm ln. Whls? nant doclares he made nll the nolse possible In hls cramped quartcrs, but hls dlsappearancc was not noted until thls mornlng when hls famlly dlscov? ered hls absencc. Tho bank's capital Is only $10,00(1. and the loss ls cmbar Tassing. though nelghborlng banlts havo offered lt ald to tldo It over lts misfortunes. Granite F:ills ls a mill vill age- of sev? eral hundred inhabltants. located ln an inaccesslble portlon of Caldwell coun? ty. The authorltles throughout thls sectlon of the State havo been notlfled, but the robbers left. no cluo. and hav? lng fifteen hours the start their cap ture seems a remote posslblllty. The deed was evldently planned ln. advance. the bank's custom of keeptbg open Saturday evenings for the" accommoda? tlon of mlll operatlves belng taken advantage of. SH0CKING MURDER Fourteen Slavn TIc Cook lo n Tree nnd Hlddle Hlm AVltb Bullcts. CHARLOTTE, N. C, February 16.?A speclal from Marlon. N. C. says: Deputy Sheriff Cox has just reached here wlth fourteen Slavs, who nro charged wlth a shocklng murder, Fif? teen of theso foretgners came to Camp No. 5 on the South and AVestern Rail? road a year ago and have been at work there ever slnce. According to the officer's story the men quarrelled among themselves Thursday, the brunt of tlie war of words falling upon the member of the llttlo colony who had been servlng as its cook. The fourteen fell upon the unfortunate cook that nlght, and securing hlm wlth ropes, they led hlm to a spot ln the forest a mlle from tho camp. There they bound hlm hand and foot. and placlng hlm in an uprlght posture against tho end of a flll, the crowd stepped off a few paces and began shootlng, using the cook as a targc-t. The unfortunato man was riddled with hullets. After satlsfying their Lhlrst for blood the murderers dug a shallow trench ln the tlll and burled their vlctim. The hastily provlded grave and tho blood on tho ground led to the dlscovery of the crime by a foreman. The dead mun wus known to have had $100 in cu.-di, but no money was found on hlm. Not one of tlie prisonors speak Eng? llsh. and though court convene.s Mon? day. the trlnl cannot be held until an intorpreter is secured. WRECKING OF THE BAKER Chlef Kuglneer nnd Ali'iuln-rs of Her Crew Tell Story of Dlsfut'ter. NEW YORK, February 16.?Amon;,' the passengers who arrlved last night' from Ilavaua on tho Ward Line steamer Monterey, were tho chlef engineer aud thlrty-three of the crciv of the Ger? man fruit steamer Baker, whlch wius wrecked on Colorado Reef, 140 miles west of Ilavana, on January 31st. The chlef engineer says that the Baker went ashoro on an unchartorod reef, and could have beon saved wlth early asslstance. Nearly all of hor eargo was savod, but tho shlp Is a total loss. The Baker wns bound from Philadel? phia to Port Barries wlth a i-argo of coal, The crew got ashore ln tholr own bonts. The Baker was built ln Copenhagen ln 1800, hitt was undor tha German flng. She was of 500 tons. Her owners were M. J. Elsen & Com? pany, aml her agents In thls country the United Frult Company. Captaln Oedtul is stlll ln Ilavana. -? - OLDEST LIVING GOVERNOR Frederlck Ilolbrook, of Verinont, t'ele briite* Hls Miiet.v-l'llUi Dlrtluluy. BRATTLEBORQ, VT, February' 16.? Frederlck Ilolbrook, Governor of Ver? inont during tho Clvil War, yesterday ohserved lils nlnety-fifth birthday, lle ls tho oldest'ux-Governor living ln the United States, nnd ls ono of but three survlving war governors. -In splte oC hls advunced age, Mr. Ilolbrook re tnlus an uctlvo Interest in affairs, ho Ing presldent of the A'nrmont Savlngd Bank and a trusteo of tho Urattlo boro Rotroat llospilul for the Insano. < Ihwm.ii AmniinhIiiiiIciI. READINti. I'A., February 16.?The police authorltles aud Coronor .Strnssor huve reurlii'd tho concluslon that Lewis Lt. Clawso'n, who wns found ln tho ofllc.ti ol' hls shlrt factory yosterduy witli a bullet hole ln hls temple, was tho vlctim of an assasslu. Clawson dld nol regnln ooiisolousuess, dyinu a few hours after being found, ? DENY HETTY GREEN'S ST0R1 Y\'lil?ne.v, (lie VnnderblHVi nnd New Yorl Cenlrnl Nny Imui Story Is Fnlse. NEYV YORK. Fel.ruiiry l?.?Dcnlal were mnde on ull Hldes yesterday of tlu Btaternents ln tho Intervlew, ln whlcl Mra. Iletty ilrein sald ln Boston tlm ln th<- recent financlal fiurry she loanei Jl.Oliu.OOl) tn llnri-y I'nyne YVhltney had alBo lent money lo thc New Yorl i.Vntral Hallroiul Company, and Hai rcfiiHoi! to accept the Vanderbllt je.wel ns securlty for Btill another loun. Mr. YVhltney gavo out thln slgnei statomont: ' "Mrs. Iletty Oroen Is a very old lndj nnel muat be sufrorlng from deluslom I havo never met her or seen her o hnd uny iln'anclal transactions wlt her whatever." On belinlt of tlio Now Y'ork Cenlra Y'lce-Presldent Edwurd V. YY". Hossltei of that company, sald: "Ne-lthcr tho New York Central Rall rond nor any member of the Vanderbll famlly. so far as I know, ever had an llnant-Ial dcallngs wlth Mrs. Green elther to borrow money from her or t lend lt to her. I thlnk Mrs. Greci must hive ocen mlsquoted." Wllllam Fdgar Shepherd, a brother In-law of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt nlel on behalf of tho Vandcrbllts tha Mrs. Greon must havo been mlsln formetl. Ho eicclnred that there wai truth whatever In the story. ane that on its fiu-f. it wns "prepostorous." Mrs. Green could not be found lf Boston lnst nlght. It was sald thal she had gone lo New York, but inqulrj nt the Grand Central Statlon, where thc gatemon know Mrs. Green well bj slght. ellcltod tho information that she had not come through thc gates there At thc Chemical Bank, where ah' makes her headquarters, it was, salt that she was not expected beforo tlu end of next week. 1,000,000 SUPP0RTERS Brynn, Through Hls Pn-ie-r, Hn- Gntli cred l.i Nnmea of Hciiclimen. LINCOLN, NEB., February 16.?Ni mystery oxlsts at Bryan's homo ovc the faet that ho ia well content to rcs hls chances of nomlnatlon by th Democratlc Natlonai Conventlon wltl the rank and fllo of hls party. For slx years Mr. Bryan haa beei gatherlng a 11st of all tho Bryan Demo crats ln tho country, and he has on to-day that Is understood to contali the names of nearly 1,000,000 voters o that falth. Ever slnce about 1002, until the Ias few weeks, each Issue of tho Com moner has contalned a printed pledg. for tho signature of Democrats. Thi plodge bound the slgner to attend tlu Democratlc caucuses and prlmartes. Accompanylng tho pledge each weel was an announcement urglng Demo crats to send for pledgo blanks, ge slgnaturcs to them and semd them t< the Commoner. This gavo Mr. Bryan ; roster of active adherents of hls ktne of Democracy. Theso names have bcen Indexed ani catalogued, first by States. then b; countles and noxt by election preclncts If lt becomes necessary at any tlme ti reach these mon, lt can bc done ver: eiulckly. rVIEif ARE SCARCE~~ " In London There Are Qunrter of Mll. Hon Too Mnny YY'omcn. LONDON, February 16.?The statl? tlcs of thu County Council. deallnj. wlth the admlnlstratlve area of Lon? don county, give some interesting flg ures. lt Is somowhut surprislng tt tlnd that out-oC every 1,000 people it London 663 were born there, 260 In tlu rest of England, l-l In lreland, 13 lr Scotland, li ln tho rest of the emplre and 36 in forelgn countrles. There are a quarter of a mlllloi more women than men. Comparing Lon? don with England and YY'ales as ? whole, London's shtfre of overy hun? dred ls: Populatlon. 14; marrlages, 15 blrths and deaths, 13; electors. 10 paupers, 16; allens, 54; letters dellvor? ed, ' 32; telegrams sent, ;!7. London's share of every $500 Is as follows Valuatlon, $100; Income tax, $105; cus toms revenue, $215; death dutles, $110 Imports, $160; exports, $260. There are 68.626 indoor paupers ane 44.944 ln recelpt of outdoor relief ii tho county. There are 957 elementarj schools. wlth 90,593 children in at tendance. The average attendance ii 659.659. The flre brlgado has 78 flre stations and 18 sub-statlons, with at authorlzed strength of 1.290, nnd flftj miles of hose. Tho brlgude was calloi out In 1906 to 3.S43 flres. NIGHT-RIDERS Diind of .'100 Tcrrlfy People of Eddyvlllt nnel YY'biii Ten Men. EDDYVILLE. KY.. February 16.? Nlght rlders, 300 strong. galloped into Eddy.vllle at 1 o'clock this mornlng. iiroused lulmbltants by llrlng liundreils of rllle shots, took ten mon from tholr homes to tho edge of town and whlpped them severely and then dashed away. threatenliig to return later. Those whlpped wero: Police Judgo C. XV. Rucker, Losol YY'ooels. former e-lty marshaV; Press Frallck. deputy clty maralial; Grace Robertson, a saloon porter. anel sb negroes. Cottnection betYveen the whipplng ol the men und the tobacco vendetta ii YVestern Kentucky is not iippiirent. d? not many of the victlms are actlvo ir opposing tho tobacco pool. No attenipl wus made at destroying tobacco. Tlie rlders were well drlllcd and wel armeel. About 250 entered town fron one dlrectlon. whllo tlfty met then from the opposlto dlrectlon. Fully i thousand shots wero tlred dur? ing the assault. but tlie only persoi hurt by tlie fuslllade is a young woman whose face- wus gruzoil by 0 bullet. Tlu- home of Judge Rucker wus rld dled wlth bullots. anel doors anel sliut tors wero ten n off by the rlders In theli struggle to solze the judge. Houses ol tho other vIctlni.B wero also damaged. Dyiitiuiltc In Lump of Coal. BRISTOL, Y'A., February 16.?Tho most unusual dlscovory of a stlck eit dynamlte, wlth fuse and enp attaohed. ln the hcart of a lump of conl, was made here by l'uul Orr. u lad employud ln tho oiiici- of tho Brlstol Evenlng News. YY'lth n hatchot he burst a largo lump of coal, when tho sth-k of dyna? mlte fell out. Uo carried it to tlio ofllce, explalnlng hls dis'eovory. Tlio dynamlte ls supposed to have bcen one of a number of stlclts that Imd been placed ln a veln ot' coal ln the mlnes, thls ono havlng failed to <\ ploelo. It is consldered most remark; uble- thut in ull th? liuiulllng and re handllng that lump of coal h.ul from the timo It wus rompved from thv min, that a dlsustrous exploslon dlcl not result. Kllled Wlfo nuil Self. CINCINN.-YTI. i).. Fobruary iti.?Peter Qruerner, forty yeara old, u copper smltii, early to-day shot aiul killcd hls wlfo und then shot himself to dotlth. Eight. ollllelvon, tho youiigest, ono year old, the oldest sixteen, survlve. It ls sald thut Ufuiirncr was mental ly deranjrod. : Promoter Taken in Charge by Officers When Steamer Reached Quarantine. ASKS PUBLIC TO SUSPEND JUDGMENT Financier Dcclares That Hc Went Abroad for Rest, and That He Was Not Attetfipting to Escape?The Charge Against Him Is Grand Larceny. NEW YORK. February 16.?Charlea AV. Morso, financier and pro motor of many large comblna tions. Includlng the so-o*JI*4| "lce Trust," and a mergor of nearly all of tho coastwlso steamshlp HncH, returned to-day from hls brlef trlp to Kurope, was arrested In hls stato room when tho steamor Etrurla, reached Quarantine, in the lower bay, held ln custody until the shlp wun docked and was then' whlrled away ln an automobllo to tho home of Justlco Vlctor Dowllng, of tho Supreme Courti where ho gave bond In the sum of *20,? 000 to answer to two indlctments charglng grand larceny and Involvlng the sum of $100,000, Mr. Morso was relcased and went lmmedlately to liln Flfth Avenuo home, where to-nlght ho gave out a statement assertlng hls Innocenco, and asking tho publlc to suspend Judgment until ho has had the opportunity of faclng hls accusera In court. Denies Thnt He Flcd. To-morrow Mr. Morso wlU appear before Justlce Dowllng In open court and plead not gullty to the Indlct? nients. He dotilod that hls trlp to Europe was a "fllght." He sald he had gone abroad to sell stock in a. largo interest and to secure a fort* nlght's rest. Both purposes were spoil ed by tho publlcatlon of roports that he was a fugltlve from Justlce, ho de? clared. Slr. Morso had recelved word by wireless telegraphy that two Indlct? nients had been found agalnst hlm. but ho did not know ho was to surfer phy? slcal arrest. Tho appearance of thrcj detectives from Dlstrlct Attorney Je rome's oflice at hls statoroom door took him completely by surprlse. The offl? cers. armed with a warrant, had gona down tho bay on a revenue cutter. They wero accompanled by Albert B. Bourdman and Fhllllp J. Brltt, attor neys. and by Benjamin J. Morse, a son ot the ilnuncler. Mrs. Morse met her husband at the pler. It was in her automobile that the journey wlth one of the detectives was made to Justlco Dowllng's house, where Morse gava bond. Charge I*? Grand Larceny. Tha charge-agalnst Mr. Morse grows out of a note glven to hlm hy former Chief Justlce Jlorgan J. O'Brien, of the Appellate Dlvlslon of the Su? preme Court, who is sald to have deposlted three notes for $100,000 each wlth Mr. Morse, ln payment for a block of 1,000 shares of stock in the National Bank of North Amerlca. The notes were to be held three.years, und not dlscounted, accord? ing to Judge O'Brien, and at the end of the three years he was to have the privilege of consummatlng or wlth drawlng froip tha bargaln for the pur? chase of stock. It is charged that Mr. Morse dls? counted one of these notes at the Mer antilo Natlonal Bank; the check glven to Mr. Morse was made payable to Judge O'Brien. and was cashed bv Mr. Morse at the Natlonal Bank of North Amerlca. Morse slgning Judge O'Brlen's name, "per C. W. Morse." It ls the theory of the indlctment that as the cheek had never passed Into the hands of O'Brien, its use by Mr. Morse con stltuted grand larceny from the Mer cantile National Bank, the tltle never havlng passed from that institution. YELLOW FEVER Tno Cases on S"hlp Thnt Droppc* Anclior ut GnlveMon from Ilrn/.ll. GALVESTON. TEX., February 16.? On the steamer Crlspin, whlch arrlved in the roads from Para, Brazil, threo days out from Galveston to-day, there were two cases. of yellow fever. Tho two men affected are Third Engineer Davls and Third Offlcer Prltchard. Relatlve to the cases. Dr. J. H. Flor ence, State quarantine offlcer, made tha followlng statement: "The shlp ls anchored ln the roads threo miles out from the docks, Is well Isolated and thoroughly guarded. The shlp was fumlgated as far as pos? sible, and every precautlon ls belng taken to prevent any spread of tha dlsease. The shlp's surgeon advised us that durlng the passage to Galveston,/ llvo members of the crew wero slck wlth the fever, but these have recover ed. A tralned nurse was sent to the shlp to care for the meu, one of whom is qulte sielt." PLATT'S OATH D0UBTED Col. Iliiiluiiii Tells Court Hc W.uil* \iil Belleve Senator. CH1CAOO, February 16.?Colonel Joseph C. Iludnutt, of East Grand Rapkls, MIch., asserts lu a deposltlon flled In the sult of James Donovan for damages of $3,000,000 from J. Platt Cnderwood, nf Chlcago, und Senator Thomas O. I'lutt. of New York, that ha would nm hellovo the last named under nutli whero the statosman's own Inter? ests were ooncerned; Judge Cllffonl llstened to argument* un a motlon tn retnstate tho sult, whlch lu illsmlssod ln December. Ho resorv ed hls declssion. Dunovun charged that the defendanta trespassod on tlinhcr. lands belonglnjr to La Fora S. Baker und hlmself. Colonel Iludnutt. who Is eighty year* old. sald he had known Senator Platt slnco 1389. "Wus hls reputatlon good or badr** he wus uaked, "ii wus bad," Colonel Iludnutt aa* swerod, "Would you belleve hlpi under oathf* "Not where hla own Interests wer* concorned." KIIU-.I hy Fniiiug Tree. [Speelftl to The Tlines-Dlsoiuteh.] ll.VUniSON'lu.'UG. V.A.. February 1?. -^*\\ . P, McCall, aged si\ty-two, Is dead flt Stokesvllle, as a result of an accl ilont he met wlth two days before, Mr McCull, un employo of the Impertai Extract plant, was cutting tlmber. Al ho fellod a tivo it lodged agalnst *n othor. uinl ns he cut It looae. the loar fell sooner than he oxnected and he wa;A caught under lt. Both hlns wer*. crushed and Intornal lnjurloa ac,sita.tne4. Uiu.1 cuuaed hls deatu.