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THB DIBPATCH KOUNDBD l?r,l). Bfjsspafrh WHOLE NUMBER 17,851. KICIIAFONI), VA., SUNDAY, MARCH .1, 1908. rice Fivrc rrrcNTS WHISKEY BILL IS MI! PUSSEL Senate Also Adopts Pilotage Bill and Much Discussed Railroad Measure. BLACKSTONE MATTER IN HOUSE AGAIN Both Branches Put in a ] [arcl Day's Work and Consider Many Matters?Important Special Orders Fixed, for 'L*liis W'cck?ListofBili-j Passed. IN THB General Assembly the chloi events of the day were the further dlm.-imslon ot tho Blackstono mnt 1er ln tho Houso of Delegates and the passage by hoth branches of a great numhe.r of bllls, Includlng-, on the Seunto slde, tho measure removlng tlie llccnae tax on coastwise pilotage, tho much-amended Byrd lleiuor blll, nnd 1hn long-debntecl blll nllowlng nny railroad company, wlth the consent of Ihe Stato Corporatlon i.'ominlsslon, to conatruct, purchase or take a leaso of any ratlroad not ex? ceeding twenty-fivo mlles ln longth whlch will furnl.Hh a cut-off or con tiectlng Mno for thn rsoro efllclent and CConomlC-il transportation of trafllc. Both houaes havo now. adopted the resolution permittlng tho United States governmerit to eiect ln Iho sotithenst corner of the Capltoi Square a tstriic ture. to bc used temporarlly by the nichmond post-otTlce. pending the er-*. - tlon of the new Kederal building here. PHoVn-te Hill I'ari-ed. The S?M<atn was called to ord-r promptly at 10 A. M.. but owlng to the f-niall ntimber of members present, the chalr w.is racatcd for ten mlnutes. When tho session was resumed tho attendanco had not matcrlally In? creased, and I.leutonnnt-Governor Elly? son dlr*-ted tlie nergeant-at-arma to notlfy any Senators who mfght be In the committee loom.i that thelr pres ohce was dealrod on tho floor. The Commlttea on Insurance nnd Pnnkin-r mported tho Williams antl compact insuranco bill, wlth thc rec? ommendation that It do not pass. Thls m--a*-ure seeks the re-cnactment nf the Wharton law, whlch waa In effeet a. f. w years ago. ]t was passed ln thc HOUSS hy a close voto lnst week. Senator Salo talled up House blll No. 75, and under a euspenKion of the rules lt was passed, as slightly amend ed by the committee. Thls Is the well known pilot blll, which ha8 been hotly fought ever slnco It was lntroduced. Under lt? provislons tho license tax upon coastwls.i pilotage Is removed. nnd that on foreign pilotag-e ls in? creased sufllclontly to suppiy tho rev? enue lost on the roastwlsn vessels. Other bllls of an unlmportaiit chnr acter nffeoting local itiea were called up out of order hy Ihej request of thelr patrons and passed. When the hour set for tho further hearlng of the Byrd lle-uor blll wns reached tho matter was taken up, and after the adoptlon of n few amend. nients very slightly affoctlng Its pro viHions. the blll wns passed hy a vote of .12 tn 4. Senators niaon, Folkes, Wlckham nnd Parks votine* lu the -lcgatlve. Senator Garrett was paired wlth Senator Halsey, who was absent on buslness. Had Kenator Halsey been present ho would have voted aye, Sen? ator Garrett no. AnniiliiK Incldent. After the passage of thc measure Senator Mann offereel an amendment to ihe title, which was accepted. Senator Holt then moved that Senator Mann I be appolnted to announce the passage | of the hill to tho Rev. James Cannon, chalrman of tho legislative eommitteo of the Antl-Saloon League. At thls point a rather humorous In? cldent occurred. Senator Saunders moved that Sonator Lcsner be appolnted to convey to tho Houso lnformation of the hlll's passage. Bot. the chair and Senator Lcsner inlsunelerstood the mo? tlon. and thlnking that Senator Saun? ders had moved that ho bo added to the eommitteo to Inform Mr. Cannon of the passago of tho blll, Senator Lesner Joined Judge Mann, and the two, arm ln ann, proceeded. amld much laughter. to thn rear ot tho Chamber, where the mlnlatcr was seated. U'hon Houso blll No. 37?tho rail? road blll?wa.s rcachod on tho calendar there was agaln much discusslon, but lt was flnally passed by a vote of 22 to 11. Tho bill was reported from tlie Committee on Roads and Intemal - -vlgation. with the rocommendation that it should not pass, and slnce the matter came up on tho floor it has been hotly contosted. Tho flght for tho measure was led by Senators Slms ? nd Ilart, and it Is largely due to thelr efforts that It w.-.s finally passed. Senator Strodo wanted the blll passed by until to-morrow, as Senator ,alsoy, who has beon leading tho op poaltion. was absent and could. not bo heard. ? Sonator Sims opposed thls saylng that tho qtia-uon had not only been thoroughly thrcshed out ln the eommlttee room. but for tho past few days had recelved the attontion of tlio Senato maiy hours each day. Senator Btroelo's motlon was voted down. Long niHotiMHlon, Henator Slms again spoke, urglng tho Senate to pass the blll, which ho sald should bo elotio in order to moet a poctilinr situation affoctlng tho Nor? folk und Wcstorn Railway. Sonator Strodo lnterrupted Judgo ?Ims to say that ho bellovod that prac? tical hiirm could result from tho pas? sago of tho blll, He eontendeil thnt under Us provislons tho rallway coui prinles oould, If they chose, romovo tholr tracks from uny town or city, leaving It hlgh nnd dry, wlthout rail? road connectlons. Senator Slms clalm? ed that tho amnndntont offored by Son? ator Rlson on Frlday covered thls polnt and mado )t luiposslblo for n rallway company to out ofr any town or city by dlvertlng Its tracks. Senator King was opposed to tho passago of tho blll. Ho thought lt was granting tlio Norfolk and "Wost rrn Railway special prlvllngas, and al? lowing this company to fhmt a debt (CuiUInuod on Tlilrd Page.) j THE STATE IN BUSINESS Amnui-iIiik .liirlnilli-'lon ln I! K,,,.???, C'nMc, I'rllclniril llriidcrN Declslon, ASHEVILLE,' N. C, Fobruary 2!l.. Dnolding that hls court w'outd liili Jiirl.sdlcllon nnd Inqulro Inlo tho merli of thn i-liilm.'i of many liquor housi agalnst tho South Carolina dlHpetiHiii board. und contlnulng untll Hattirthi next argumcht c'n tho riucstlon of ni polntlng a recelver for the $800,0C fund left by tho lato dlspensary, nn now ln the hunds of a Stato comm\ slon or '.ho Klale, Judge Prltchnrd *t day rendered tin oplnlon whlch lay down a broad prlnclple, Judgo Prltchard, in ronderlng hl declslon, sald: . "Whllo the State of South Caro? lina his snnn flt. to ongiigo In the purchase and salo of Bplrltuoua llquors, i% cannot bo reanonably contended thnt In dolng so it Is iperforinlng tho functlott usually exerclscd hy a Stato necessary to preservo Its nutonomy und main tain Its sovcrclgnty. "Tho Puprcmo Court of tlie Stnte has deelded that tho act authorlz lng thc cslabllshmcnt of a dispen sary was constltutlonal. Howovcr, it can hardly bo assumfid that It was contemplatcd at tho timo of the aduptlon of the eleventh amend? ment that a soverelgn State would ever engsgo in tho purchase and sale of Bplrltuous llquors for proflt. Th? Stato havlng seen flt to on gng-? ln thls buslness, and at the samo timo to dcprlvo cltizens of the right to cngage In such busl? ness ln competltion wlth the State. thercby placed itself in a position whero It could not, wlth conslst enoy nvnll Itself of the immtinlty conferred by tho eleventh amend? ment In a suit llke the one at har, In which It Is sought to colloct a debt eontracted by the Indlvlduals placed ln,control of such buslness wlth implled, if not dlrect, au? thorltv to contraet ? uch debt. "Havlng deprived Its cltizens of Ihe right to engage In thls partieu lar llno of btniness, reservlng tho right to monopollzo the business through Its agents appolnted for that purpose, It would be manl festly unjust to pcrmlt the State, under any rlrcumstiinces whatso ever. lo avold the payment bt debts eontracted ny thn purchase of goods from the sale of which lt has derlved ennrmous proftts." A declslon bo broadly statlng the enunclatlon of principles wlll carry to the Supreme Court an Issue whlch may serve to decldo once for all t'je rlghts of the States under the amendment. MONEY IS BEING USED Hrynn Miikr. Ihe Ctuirgc, and 1m Sntls fled lt Ia Correct. JACKSON. MISS.. Feb. ?.-Willlam J. Bryan arrlved here to-day from Mem phls to address a Joint session of tho lepislature at the Century theatre. Hun dreds of promlnent, Democrats aro here from all parts of the State to pay thelr respects to Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan waa. asked concern'nc a paragraph In the current Issue ot The Commoner, reading as follows: "Watch the personnel of the delega tlons to Denver. Money Is being used in somo of tho States of the Mlssissippi Val? ley to secure delegatlons who wlll bo obe dlent to the predatory Interests. The Democratlc masses must not be betrayed by representatlves of that system." When asked concernlng the evldence ln support ot thls charge, Mr. Bryan sald: "I wrote that paragraph mystelf, and know what I am talklng about. I have my information from a man who over hcard a conversntlon on the subject." When asked what interests ho charged wlth helng behlnd tho movement, Mr. Bryan replled: "I am convinced that it Is tho Interests representlng the trusts and the rallroads. They do not hope to pre? vent instructed delegatlons In the Mls? sissippi Valley States, but they are try? lng to get a personnel of the delegates who wlll be unfrlendly to my nomlna? tlon." Mr. Bryan's nddress throughout was a rc petltlon of subject mattor dealt wlth In former addrcssts. The only new phase was hls cauKtlc refcionce to tha four Domocrats ln the Kcntu.-ky Leglslature who by castlng thelr votes wllh tho Republicans elected Mr. Bradley Unlted Ktates Senator yesterday. tlu referrod *o them as "embezzlers of power." and declared that thn embezzler if power ts a worse malofactor than tho man nho cmbezzlcs meney. At tlie concluslon of tho address a resolu? tlon Indorslng Mr. Bryan as tha Democratlc --nndldato was adopted by a rising voto, 5>cry man, woman and child ln the theatre rising and npplauding tho Nebraskan. Mr. Bryan left thia aftornoon for Vlcks burs-, whence he goea to Shaw. Mlss., to ipi-nd .Sunday wltll hls slster, He wltl ro lUiii to Lincoln on M.inday. THE GOSHEN FURNACE tcpalra Made and Operuiiona Wlll Snon Be Reaunicd. rspeelal to The Tlmes-Dispatch.] GOSHKN, VA.. February 29.?The 'urnaco at this place, whlch has been dle for tho past four months, has been epaired, and wlll resume operatlon vlthin tho next ten days, glving em iloyment to about 100 men, wlth an mtput of 200 tons of Iron dally. The present owners of thls plant invo beon prospecting oxtenslvely in West Virginia, near Whlte Sulphur iprlngs, and have dlscovered -valuable >r0 deposits, whlch thoy clalm to be ?iclier than the I-.ak0 ores, running as ligh as C0.2 per cent. metallio iron. iotne of these velns are over eighty 'eet deep, and from present appcar inces seem to he almost Inexhaustlble, f this bo truo, theso mlnes can furnish inough ore to supply all the furnaces n this sectlon, and wlll reduce the :ost of production of plg-iron at least iO per coi.t. Thero is a great deal of excltoment it tlio present over the dlscovery of hese mlnes, und their future ls bolng vatchod wlth a great doal of lntorost. FAVOR EXPOSIT10N SITE llr, 'rucker Seen AasUtant Secretary, Who Wants Property UouRht. ri-'rom Our rtOKiilur Correspondent. I WASHINGTON. X>. C, Fobruary 20.? .'ho Navy Department is hoartily In avor of tho purchase of the slto of ho Jamestown Exposttoln to be used s a coallng and naval training- statlon. isslstant Socrotary Newbcrry had a ulk to-day wlth FL St. Georgo Tuckor, o.tinsel to the recelvora of tho com iauy; T. J. Wool, and Colonol WII-. luni Godelijs, one of tho recelvers, in ho coiirso of which ho oxprossod a ;oon deslro to have tho property pur hased for the purposes named. None f thoso who saw tho asslstant socro ury would Indlcate tho nntiire of tho iitervlow, hut It ls leartied that Mr, lewhorry oxpressed hearty approvul of lio plan. The blll provldlng for the acqulsi lon of lho property .elther by pur liaso nr coiub-mnatlon wlll bo eon Ulereii ln t\_ Nnvnl * Commltteo on 'uosduy, BUS1G10 BALL TELLS I McComas, Mining Engineer Shoots Young Widow and Notifics Officer at Dance. SAYS SELF-DEFENSE, BUT THIS IS'DOUBTEE Thought Probahlc That thc Cou? ple (Jtiarrelcd Over Losscs of Money Played on the Races for Mrs. Noyes?-Sul phuric Acid on Pace. LOS AXGELES, Pebruary 23.?A cuiarrel ovor flnancial matterH is accepted by tho pollco as tlm most likely orlgln of a murder eommltted early to? day, when Mrs. Charlotte L. Noyes, a young wldow, was shot and lnstan'tly killed ln her apartments in tho fash lonablo Woirt Lake dlstrlct, by \V. P. McComas, a mining engineer, who had beon paylng hor attontlons. Tho slaycr, ln hls flrst statements to tho pollco. declared that Mrs. Noyes had attcmpt? ed to fllngacupful of sulphurlc acid in hls face; that he shot at the celling to frlghtcn her, and that ho then tired to protect hlmself, exhlbltlng In pronf of hls statement acid burns on his face. Tho detectives dlsagrco wlth the Btatements of McComas, and express a. bellef that he dellberately applled the acid to hls face. Jlrs. Noyes, who ap? pears to have been wealthy, came to this city from Boston about llve months ago. The flrst known of tho tragedy was when, at-the closo o^ a ball at the Hotel Pappcr, closo to Mra. Noyes home, McComas, hls faco stalned with acid. appeared In tlie mldst of the guests and lnquired for Deputy Sheriff V. C. Carey of the hotel, to whom ho an? nounced that he had killed Mrs. Noyes. The pollco wore summoned, and the body of Mrs. Noyes was found on the floor of tho dlnlng room. where she had evldently fallen. Two bullet wounds showed !n her breast, nnd one of these. the surgsona later found, had pierced her heart. "When asked for a statement, Mc? Comas sald to the pollco phy3lclan: "I have known the woman for fiv> years. and she hns been bothering me. I could not stand lt longer, anci put an end lo lt." Tho rpvolver- whlch McComas used Is said by the police to contradlct Mr Oomas's statement o( self-defense. It shows that between the flrst and sec? ond shot the hammer fell on two othor cartrldgos. which failed to explode. Although McComas claims to have flred at the celllng. both bullets weru found ln the body of the vlctim. A llst was found of gambling trans? actlons, whlch showed somo wlnnlngs. but conslderable losses. The prlneipal' losses were mado in tho past few days, and amounted to about $3,000. The Ust was kept In the handwrltlng of Mrs. Noyes. A btindle of speclal dellvery letterr* ahowed that Mrs. Noyes had dlrected to her dally a statement of "tlps" on the races. L00KS LIKE BIG STRIKE Men on Gould "Roads Xot -*o Submit te> Dlarc-gurd of Unlun. DENVER, COL., Feb. 29.?The News lo-day sayB: Aiter a short conference yesterday wlth Ganeral-Manager Rodg way. of the Denver and Rio Grande rail? road, a committee of the machinists em? ployed on the system was Informed that the cempany will ubrogate its contracts after March 4, and after that dato will not recognlze the machinists, black smiths, car repairers or boilermnkers' unions. Tho committee will submit the question lmcdiately to a referendum vote of all the employes belonging to tiiese unions who nre employed on the Gould roads. Tho Denver and Rlo Orarlde ond Rlo Grande Western alone employ 350 machlnista. It ls clalmed tha men will not submit to the plan of the rail? road company, and that a general strike on all the Gould roads exceptlng tho In? ternatlonal and Great Northern ls Imml nent. NEARLY HAD R10T Hurry Call for Police Sent .la Yester? day Afternoon. An attack made by three white men on Peter Balley, a negro drlver, nearly preclpltated a rlot at Seventeenth and Cary Streets yesterday afternoon short ly before 3 o'clock, and a hurry call was sent In for the police. A squad of offlcers landed at the place soon after the call, and the white men, XV. R. Graper, Wlllle Keegan and O. B. Crew, were arrested after a short chase by Pollcem*n Danlel and Werner. Balley appeared in the station houso to swear out a warrant agalnst tho men, anel appeared to be greatly ex -?ited. He sald that Keegan knocked hlm down wlthout cause, and that tvhen he nrose to run tho others Joined in the pursult. A largo crowd gathered, ind conslderable oxcltement was -aused by tho disturbance. The white men wore balled soon nfter ihelr arrest. NEW BANK IN VALLEY ?eople's lhink of Hurrlaonbur-*; Orgiiu iat-d?Mluiinuiii Cniiltnl, ?10<),00?. "Spoclal to Tho Tlnios-Dlapatch,] PIARRISONBURG, VA? l/ebruary 29. ?Tho Peoplo's Bank, of Harrlsonburg, vas organlzed here to-day, and tho lu t.ituttou wlU open its doors for busl icss tho flist day of Aprll. Thero woro 21 stockholders present In person, and tock to tlio sum of $112,000 was re.p iSsenled. The bank ls a Sluto Instl ution; nilnlmum capital ls ?i()0,Q00; iiaxlmuni, J2DO.000. Tho following are he offlcers: Jamos 13. Reliord,' prosi lent; John N. Mohlor and Thomas P. Jerry, vico-preeldents; Thonias P. "oery, Cashler; D. I1, Yancey, tnllor, *ho directors nre Jiuiioh 13, Rolioril". ". N. Molilor, Thomas P, Beory, K, x! IIHer, T. J. Martin, .1. i,. Hopkliis!' . N. Boery, Thompson Lonnlg, John t. Fllhir, John W. Bollen, John w. dkey, li", A, Shanlc. Klias I'iiink, J O. itb-Uler. Josepii k, Meyiir.'.iiiifi'or.' .\il ?*-' .ewi-J aiul'f*. I. ,li nhlnrj-H. Thn rutii u' Jficomit will bo 5 vu*- wiU uet unii'iiStt! SHE-HAS MADE NO DEMANDS Mr*. Tlmiv Also Driilen 'I'hul Any Off,. Wns .Mnde l.iiuklng lo Dlvorce. NKW rolIK. Febrnniy 2 9_Mrs Kvelyn 'I'luiw denied to-day tliat sln hnd deiiihnuoil $1,000,00", or Imd m colvcd uny offor of money fo Induci her lo consent to tho iiiinulni'iit or hoi marrlage to Ilurry K. Thaw. Mrs Thaw added: "Thero hns beon no cotiforenca of lawyers, nnd there wlll not i?; uny. 1 have never bbnn nppronched by any lawyers on the subject of dlvorce or sepiuiitlon. nnd you cnn say pmltlvely that thero Is not an atoni of truth In nny of th.< ru? mors. 1 havo received no offer of money to consent to anythlng, nnd hava mado no dennind for money. "Yes, lt Is true that I have not heen to Matteuwan to sen Harry in Ihree woeks. That Is liccauso I havo been 111 wlth the grlp. I hnvo not been out of the liotiso except lo take n drlvo." "Is It truo that detectlvos aro followlng you'.'" sho was asked. "lt ls not true. Mr. Doughorty wroto to me, assurlng- me that ho hnd no detectlves engaged ln, fol? lowlng n;e, and that tho story was untruo." TAFT ON STATE'S RIGHTS Iu Speech Brforc Ilnr Assoelnllon l?ls fiisscs ItH&ilbnW of Stnte nnd .\atlon. NEW Yultlv, Februury 29.?Elements of thlngs polltlcal did not enter into tlio speech delivered by Secretary of War Taft to-night at tho annual din? ner of tlio Brooklyn Bar Association, at tho Union leaguo Club, Brooklyn. ? ultihg his talk to tho occaslon, lie expounded his vlews on "Tho Constl? tutlon of tho Unlted States" ln an ad? dress often broken by appluusu from hls blg nudience of lawyers. Secretary Taft declared that hn did not slmro ln tho vlews oxpressed by ? ?rltlcs on "the chungo whlcli has come over our form of government by tho lhcreaso of the national and the de? crease of tho Stato powers under the Constltutlon.'.' "I thing on the whole." he sald. "thnt the dlvlslon of powor between tho Fn/tcd Statos und Ihe- States has been admlrably maintained, and tliat this has heen possible because It has been ultlraately left ln most instances to tlie declslon of a tribunai less subient to polillcal Influences thun any other branch of our government, and wlth oiiporHinltl'-H for malntainlng a con Blste>rylew from tho foundatlon of.our Kovernment to tho present dav. creater than tliat enjoyed by any ollier au? thorlty iu elther State or national gov? ernment. lt ls qulte true that In cer? taln ways tlie national power has been increased hy amendment to the Constl? tutlon, not aflirmatlvoly. but by plao lng further restrlctlons on the exercise by tho State of Its admltted uower over certaln subjf-ct matters." The Socretary expressed tho convic? tlon that lt was plalidy in tho power of Congress to provlde-by law for pro? tection of alleus ln tholr treaty rlghts. Jn this connectlon he sald: "Certainly Congress ought to tako some steps dlrectly authorlzlng tho cxeeutivo to use tho forces at hls com? mand to protect tho treaty rlghts of such allens and bught to vest the courlB of the Cniteii Btaier* %?i*!v .power tn jtunish the peson wlu would violate such allen rlghVs." FLEET SAILS FROM CALLAO Bouslng Ncnd-Off Given Them ns Tliey Steam Oui? Rcgrct IS.vprt-mtcd by I'reaa CALLAO. February 2*>.?The Ameri? can lleot sai'ed to-day for M'agdalena Bay. In Lower Callfornla, a territory of Mexico. Signals went up trom thc Connectlcut. tho (higship, thls morn? lng, and shortly, afterward tho battle? shlps were .steamlng slowly out to the ocean for the. long rua to thelr next stopplng-piacn. Tbo fleet deserlbed a seml-clrcle, the great whlte shlps movlng to the south? west. and when they passed tho Pe ruvian crulser Almlranto Grau, from whlch President I'ardo and tho ofll cials of the state vlewed tho depart ure; each of tho warshlpa firod a salute of twenty-one guns. Tho crulser roplied whon the Con? nectlcut was passlng, and thero wus a tlipplng of flags from the other ves? sels in tho harbor and a rlnglng fare well from the thousands who had gathered to watch tlie ships of a frlend ly natlon as thoy swung majestlcally out to the open sea. Tho steamer Caclmpoal, crowded Wlth spectators. accompanied tho fleet somo ili.stiince from shore, hut no tho bat? tleshlps gathered speed sho was left astern wlth tho enthuslastlo Peruvians stlll watch Ing and wavlng flags and handkerchiefs. Thousands of slf-rht seers on polnts of vantage onland wlt? nesses tho nufgniilcont and Imposing scene. Tho nswspapers both nt Llma ahd Callao aro full of expresslons of regret nt the departuro of the vlsltors. and they polnt out tliat Presldont Pardo volced the sentlments of all the peo? ple when on hls vlslt to Rear-Admlral Evans yesterday ho sald that the at tentlnns shown the fleet wero "a snon tancotis demonstration of tho slncere two count.*l'eCsn"ShlP Wh'Ch ""'^ tho MAIL ROBBED AT CREWE Burglurx Ilrenk lain Xorfolk nnd AVcat crn Stntlon nnil Hlfle I'oiiebea. fSpocial to The Tlmes-Dispatch.] CREWE, VA., February 29_The Nor? folk nnd Western railway statlon here wns broken into early thls mornlng, two pouohes of ninil from Rlchmond wero cut open . and the oontents strewn about the floor and two trunks wero broken lnto. Two negroes have boen arrested on susplclon nnd a spe? cial detective has been sent here to lnvstlgato tho robhery. Tho traln brlnging tho mnll from Rlchmond lato nt nlght passes here nbout mldnlght nnd lt has heen tho custom to leave tlio mall pouches In the slntlon, consldered a snfo place, untll mornlng. The thleves, I after breaking Into tho slatlon, out the mail hags opon aud scattorod the letters over tho floor. It is supposed that such letters as wero thought to con? taln monoy wero tnken away. So far as could bo dotected, the drafts and checks were not taken. Tho, only thing inlssed' from tho trunks broken ' into was a suit of clothes. -. ' Tho postal authorltios and Norfolk J nnd Western people have inaugurated a th'orougU Invesllgation. .-? SCOUT ORUISBIt CIIBSTHIl'S THIA l,S I'HOVlil VliltY SATISPACTOHY PORTLAND, MAINH, February 20.? The Unlted Statos scout oruiser Ches? ter. which is havlng hor government uccoptaiico trlals off tho Malno coast, arrlvatl ln the harbor to-nlght at the conuhisloii of her twenty-four-hour on duranue and coal eonsumptlon. run. Whlle no llgurcs wero ohtulnable, tho naval officials stntod thut tho rosults wero satisfactory. - ,-.--? , ? Mil .Mother of Ii'lve. BTJS.UB13NVILI.H, OHIO, Fobruary 29.?Tlio story sent from horo Friday tu tho effoct thnt Mrs. George. Camp hi. i gave birtu lo flvo ohlldron ls uu irii... nnil the Asi-iioiateil I'ress |K re-|a iiucckii lo dv:iy Uiu aliiry absululoly. \Y TO Resolution Offered in Con? gress Loojriiig to Acquisi tion of Jefferson'sllonic COMMISSION OF FIVE TO CONSIDER MATTER General Shcrwood, of Ohio,Takcs Initial Slcp iu Paper Setting Forth Some of tlie Achicvc ments of thc Distin gtiishcd Vir ginian. [??'rom cjur Regular Corrcsponilenl.l WASHINGTON. D. C, Pebruary 2'J.?Tho propositlon that the United States government purchase >tho homo of Thomas Jefferson, at Mon ticcllo, near Charlottesville, ls cmbraced in a resolution lntroduced ln tho Houso to-day by Representative Isaao R. Shcrwood, of tho Toledo,, O., dlstrlct. Tho resolution was referred to the Committee on Publlo Bulldlngs aud Grounds. General Shcrwood, who ls a Demo? crat and-n gallant veteran of tho Union Army, sald to-day that he was flrmly convlncod that tho government should fictiulre tho home of Jefferson, and whllo ho cannot predlct the fate of his resolution looklng to its purchaso, he believed Congress would cventunlly galn pos3Csslon of tho property. The ho"me of Jefferson Is owned by .T. M. Levy. fornier member of Congress from New York, who acquired It somo years ago. General Sherivood's resolution is as follows: Resolved by the Senate and Houso of Representatives of tho United States of Amerlca, ln Congress as sentbled. That tt is tho sense of thls body that tho Unlteel States gov rrnmont' should own and control Monticello, the homo of the man who Ilrst ongrafted tho principle of control of tho peoplo upon the fab rlo of tho Amerlcan republic, who wrote the Declaratlon of Independ ence, who estahllshed our decitnal monetary system, who abollshcd the law of ontalled estates, who brought about the legislatlon that separated church and state, who was tho founder of tlie State unl? verslty, wlio was tho tlrst advoculo of the free publlo school, who wns tlie founder of the government library at' Washlngton, whe> ln ducerf Vlrginla to deed to the States, as* common property, the great North west Terrltory, who pur rhased from France at the rate of s fraction of a cent per acre, or $15,000,000, Loulslana and all tho terrltory extondlng from the Gulf of Mcxico to Puget Sound, glvlng tho ifhlted otatcs full control of tho Mlssisslppl River; who was ^tho mentor of Abraham Llncoltf and Is tho hope of overy young citizen who places character above money Rnd the peoplo's will above concen trated power; that a eommitteo of llve citizens, ono of whom shall bo a citizen of Vlrginla, be appolnted by tho Presldent to conslder and recommend to Congress such pro? vislons as may bo necessary to carry thls measure into effeet, and to estimate tho cost. BECKHAM BEATEN BY LIQU0R Sald Tlint I'mliliiiiion Leglslatloa Car? ried Democrats t<> Ilradlcy. [Prom Our Ilegular CorresponUeni.! WASHINGTON. D. C, Pobruary 29.?. Llquor ia charged with tho dofeat of Governor Beckham for tha United States Sonato from Kentucky. A Domo cratlo member of Congress from Ken tuoky sald to-day that tho four Demo? cratlc members of tho Leglslaturc who refused to voto for Beckham and flnally voted for Bradloy wero ln ducod to take thls course through as surancos 'irom R-epubllonns .that iu return therefor a local optlon blll now pending ln tho Kentucky Sonato should be killed. Tlie blll has passed tho Uouse. Prohlbltion hns made ivonderfu! strldes ln Kentucky In the courso o? tlie past llve years. Tho salo of liquor ls now prohibited ln 97 out of tho 119 countles of tho State, and the pending local optlon blll was a atlll further blow at tha whiskey Interests, who have fought lt from tho start. The Beckham p.eoplo were 6trongly for ths measure. Although regrottlng that a Republl? can ls to sit in tho Senato from Ken? tucky for six years from tho *tth of March, 1909, Democrats say tho elimi? natlon of Beckham makes it absolute? ly suro that tho Democrats will carry tho Stato by tho old-ttme majorlty this tall. The desire of Democrats to re buke Beckham and hls muchlne Is ldmltted to have been responsible for iloctlon of a Republlcan Governor last fall. Sorenesa of tha partisans of Senator McCreary, who felt that he ivas defeated by the use of unfalr nethods by tho Democratlc machine, laused four Democrats ?f tho Leglsla :ura to hold out agalnst hls election or weeks. A promlse to klll tempor tnco legislatlon obnoxlous to the Ilquor ieoplo ls alleged to have taken theui ilear over to tho Republloan candl late, TOP WOltK ON CUT-OKI* TO AWA1T FATIfl OK BIM. [Speclal to Tho TiniBs-Dlapiitch."| LYNCHBURG, VA., Fobruary 29.? 'earlng it will be unable to uso tlie weiity-two-milo cut-off around Lynch urg becaiiso of the liglil agalnst lts 1)1 in tho Gonurul Assembly, tho Nor olk and W'estorn Rallway Company rde-red the work stoppod thls morning, osplto the fact that tho now routo ?as oxpocted to be ci-Jmpleted ln Aprll. "Nivinnsirvs nitnvi.VMi alumni HAVE THKIll ANM1AI, IIAM|li:T BAI/riMORM, MD.. l'"ebrmirv M9_The Inryland alunuil of tho llnivorslty of 'Irglnlii held tholr annual banquet ore to-nlght at the Hotel Rennert. :ev. Dr. Arlliur R, Klnsolvlng, roctor f old St. Paul's Phurch, presldod. ' Pr, Ibert I.et'evi'u. profesHor <if nlillosopliy 1 tlie uliivorslty, ropri'sented tlio uiil erslly fuciiltj' nml respuiided lo a 'Ust, CAPTAIN SHOOTS HIMSELF I oiiiiiuindniil nf llrlllsli Hlenmer Cnr dirrv I'ounil Mortnlly Womiilcil. N'Ult|.'OI,l\, VA.. Kebru-fry 29.?Ac cldeiitiilly sending n blintftS Into hls forohead whllo en roiiCe <lown tlie Chdaapeakc Hay, Captaln nobert. Har? ris, commander of thn lirltlsh steamer i.'.-ii-iHiT. Im ln a dylng condltlon to-nlght nt St. Vlncent's Hospital, nnd not ex? pected to llve th rough tho nlght. Lato thla iift.riioon Captaln llnrrls rogalnod con'sclousness for n. few mln? utes, when he explained thnt tho sluiot Ing wna nn accldent. Ho snld ho was cleanlng nnd olling hls pistol ln hls cabln. and thnt tho pistol wns dls? charged whllo ho was nttompting to extract tlio shells, After being shot ho placed tho pistol back ln the drawor and fell In attcmptlng to reach the door. "What wlli my poor wife say?" cricd tho captaln, as ho lapsnd again Into unconselcAisncsa. Ho I1113 not spoken slnce. Tho CardllT camo down the bay thls mornlng, signnllng for surgeous nnd cxplalnlng that tho captaln had met wlth an accldent. Sho was met at I.ambert's Polnt by a tug bearing Dr. VV. J. Adams, who immedlatoly ordered tho patlent to tho hospital. Tho Investigation o'f Britlsh Consul Barton Myers showed tho shootlng to have been an. accldent or sulclde. Cap? tain Harris was dlscovered by the steward, who had been sent to notlfy tho commander of tho approach of tho capes. Ho found tho door locked, and recelvlng no responso, called the sec? ond ofllcer. Tho door was forced and tho captaln found on tho floor. The vessel was bound from Baltlmoro to Rottcrdam. Sho will remaln hero pending ordors from her owners. At 9:30 Captaln Harris ls stlll un consclous and ravlng In dolirium. No reason ls known to suspoct sulclde. HUMPHREY IS RELEASED Dlstrlct Attorney .Snltafled 11- X'.nn "Vot Seeklng to Influence Jnror. HARRISBURG. PA.. February 29.? As a result of an Investigation Into the clrcumstances surroiinding tho arrest of C. E. Humphreys on the charge of attemptlng. to Influence A. A. Polsl. one of the Jurors In tho capltoi con splracy trlal, Dlstrlct Attorney Wclss to-day ordered hls release. Tho Dls? trlct Attorney had Inqulred Into the relations of the men, taking tho state ments of both partles and saylng thnt he was satlsfled that tho relations were proper. ? The detectlvo snld thnt tho man was taken Into custody be? cause ho was overheard to he mon tlonlng suins of money to Polst, but the explanatton Is glven that thn con versatlon was about the transfer ol an Interest ln a suspended patent. They also clalmed that the man's statoments about hlmself wera so Indeflnlto as to cause susplclon. There aro rumors to-nlght that the occurrenco may bo made tho occasion of a motlon for :\ retrlal. Thn law? yers for the defendants who aro here refused to speak on the sttbjoet. The lawyers aro engaged ln preparing law polnts to be submltted to Judge Ftinkc-I on Monday, and ln preparing speeches, which will begtn after the polnts hav been recolvcd by the'court. PRICE FAR TOO HIGH llr. Mnnn SuggPstN "nilnc Tnf liii-nri? Army Approprlntlon Blll PonmciI. WASHINGTON. D. C, Februnry 29.? V velled charge was made by Mr. Mann, if Illlnois, In tho Houso to-day durlng he conslderutlon of tho army appro iriatlon blll, that somo government illlcial or omployo had ylelded to tho nflucuuo ot a land syndicate with a .'lnw to selllng to tho government a ract near Washlngton, D. C, for a arget range. An approprlation of 1250,000 for 6,000 acres was provlded !or, whlch Mr. Mann denounced as far jeyond lts valuo. Ho thought thero iad been undue temptatlon to somo >ody. Ho at onco arouscd the lro ot dr. Young, of Mlchlgnn, who sprlnglng o tho defense of tho Commlttco on illlitary Affairs, indignantly denled hat any member of it had been ap ?roached by any ono but tho Socrctary if War or hls subordinates. Tho pro ?lslnti was stricken out on a polnt of .rder. Tho blll was shortly afterward lassed, the total amount carried by It elng $84,757,566. At 4:13 P. M. tho louso adjourned until Monday. Tho Senato waa not In session to ay. CHANGE LIGHTERAGE RULES nterstate Commerco ConuiiiHalon Au lliorlr.es 01iiiiir?*i? Iiiiportnnt to l'orta. WASHPNGTON, D. C, Fobruary 29.? 'hanges ln the rules and regulatlons ovornlng ltghterage and dellvery ser ico at various Atlantlc porta woro uthorized to-day by tho Interstate 'ommerce Commlssion on petitlon of he trunk llnes tormlnatlng at New 'ork City. Tho regulatlons will Insure nlformlty between shlpments handled t the Atlantlc ports and at various Vestern polnts ln tho country. The ordor mado by the commlssion i very important to all of tho great orts on tho Atlantlc coast, as it att horh-es substantlally, a change ln the egulatlons whlch aro ln force at pres nt. In brlof, tlie ordor authorlzes tho ubstltutlon of the exlstlng rates for ghterage ln New York aftor March st, and until March 14th, upon ten ays* notlco to tho commission, andjl ?unk llnes of rallroads aro likcwlso|t rauted permission to mako changes |' 1 tariffs on three days' notice under roper conditions. *S ATRICK GARRETT SHOT DOWN oteil Itnnger, Slnyer of ?lll||v, Ihe Kid," nud I'realdeut'n Friend, Killed. SANTA FE, N. M., February 29.? itrlck F. Garrett, until two ymirs fo collector of customa at El Paso, >x., wns shot and killed to-day. neur is Cruces, N. M., by Wayno Brasll. n of un old settler. Garrett galned mo as tho slayer of tho untnrliis lllly. tho Kid." ln 1SS0. He served captaln ot Texas Rangors nnd sheriff Dona Ana county. Ho was a per nal frlond of Presldent Roosovelt, Garrett wns shot whllo srolng from 3 ranch to Las Cruces. Tho kllling. ls sald. waa tho result of a quarrel tween Garrett, nnd Urazll over the o of tho publlc range. Garrett waa cattlo breoder and Uravsll a rnlsur gouts. ? PAPISI) AT POIITSMOUTII. HUT IS A11U15STKD AGAIN CHICAGO, TLI*, Kobriuify 29.?Do etlvo Joseph Kindor returned to-day om Tainpa, Fla., brlnglng wlth hlm aiuio Klninn, who is accused o? oper Ing aonfldetica games. Bloom niadu darlng eucapa from tho shorlff at lrtsmoulh. Vn., lnst summor aftor ? arrest at tho .Inmostowti Expoal 'u. He wns arreated last week In iinpn, Kla., aiul DcU'ctivy Kimler was 111 lu ?ul him. TRYBEEGHHARGIS, 11SLEWJATHEB Case, Set for To-Morrow, Will Last Week or More, arid Attract Wide Attention FORTUNE OFDOAD MAit TO DEFEND HISSLAYER Rather Anonialous That Remnant of What Brcathitt County's Boss Had Saved Should Bc L.'scd to Acquit Son, Who Shot Him. * [Speclnl lo Tho Times-DlinatcL.I LICXINGTON, Ki'.. February 20.? Beaucliamp Cooper Hargis, named for a noted lawyer and a noted prcachor, will bo placed on trlal at .lackson, Breathltt county, Monday for the mur? der of hla father, Judgo Jamea Hargis, for years tho undlspiitcd rulor of tha ?wholo mountaln country, ao far aa feudallsm went The trinl wlll take .placo ln the courthouse just across the streot from tho Hargis store, where two of tho men woro killed whose deaths caused tho' Investigation into the Breathltt county murders. Thp .-plea of your Hargis wlll ba self-defense. It was at first Intended thnt tlio plea of Justlflcatlon for tha patrlclde would bo insanity, a braln storm, if you wlll, superlnduced by an attack Judge Hargis ls alleged to have mnde upon hls son a few nights previously. But tho attorncys employ? ed by tho strlcken wldow and mother saw that tho "brulnstorm" plea would havo no offect in Breathltt county, no matter how deeply it might be re? garded In Kew York, and deelded that tho self-defenso plea would he more llkely to save tho nock of tho young murderer. And then thero were some growls of dlscontent when the bratnstortn Idea wns mentloned. whlch same growls carno from Judge Hnrgls's frlends. wlio had never grown reconclled to the statement that for two years Beech Hargis had openly nnd constantly con sorted wlth hls father's enemies.- and that only a half hour beforo the klll? lng be was seen to take a drlnk of liquor wlth a llfelong enemv of his father. ' Says Father Struck Hlm. Beech Hargis wlll bane his plea of self-defense upon ihe statement that when he entered hls father's store on the fatal afternoon, Intoxieated, reek ing with tho fumas of whiskey, and with his brain bofuddled ftom the ef? fects of 'moonshlne" liquor and mor phine, Judge Hargis camo toward, him, grasped hlm by thc urni. and, when he reslsted, struck hlm In tho mouth. knocklng out two of his teeth. Beech says he belleved hls father was Intend ing hlm severe personal violence, and that he ftred to save hlmsolf. Thls la rather reniarkablo from several polnts of view. Beech Hargis had been heard to throatc-n hls father's lif0 several times. .'ust a few nights before the kllllng ho had gono homo drunk and attacked hls mother. 'Judgo Hargis entered tho room just about that tlme, knocked hls .ostrep erous son down nnd trounced hlm well. Boech Hargis left home that nlght and was heard to say, "By thls tlme next week. elther me or the old man will bo in the dcopest pits of hell." Ten mlnutes. bfore tho kllllng. Hargis walked lnto the storo of his biothor-ln-law, Dr. XV. P. Hogg, and, drawlng a revolver whlch belonged to hls father. which he had taken from hls father'3 store, whlch was the personal weapon of Judgo Hargis, and whlch caused hls death a few mlnutes later, sald ho Intended kllllng some one. He placed the plstol agalnst Dr. Hoggs stomach, but the latter ipileted hlm, and Beech left tho store. "Wnrnrd Father In Viiln. Dr. Hogg at onco went to tho storo of Judgo Hargis uud told hlm ot tha occurrenoe, Judgo Hargis roplylng, "Beech has glven me more troublo than anythlng elso ln tho world." A few mlnutes later, tho boy walked into his father'a storo, and whon as eye wltnesses say, tho judge walked to Iiis son nnd grasped hlm by the arm, tho son drew off hls coat. throw the garment over hla parent'a faco, and ntot hlm twlce, whllo the plstol waa Jtlll ln tho pocket of the coat. There i-ro bullet holes ln tho coat pocket to diow that thls was done, even aslde .rom tho statements of oyo-wltnesses. Boech tells as thls, but says he bo loved he was actlng ln self-defense. dut thon comes J. J. C. Bach, a lifc ong friend of tho Hargis famlly, who ias boen employed to help defend tho jarrlclde, and statos to a nowspuper r.an hfere: "Why, Beocli Hargis did ?ot knqw what ho had done untll the lext day. lle did not know he had .ttllod his father, he was so full of whiskey aml morpliine. Hls mother knows ho has beon addlcted to mor ;ihine for over a your." Beech and Alr. Hach had evidently not talkod togcth 3f when tlils statement was made. Beech Hargis wlll liavo $J>u,(,oo wlth ivhieh to light for his life. Hls fathvr eft nn estato valued at sf.',"...inii, ,'j'f his, .Jlrs. Hargis gets $20,000. lt Is 'Stlmutod tliat uuoilier $2.i.00i) will l?e lecded to pny oif the' qetits iigai'-i t largls. Jlrs. Kvolyi'i Hogg, tho only tlier cliild, wlll receivo about $35,uuO. sotli Mrs. Hargis and Mrs. Hogg hav? tated th'Ir lntontlon of Oin vlng thelr /ealtii, all, lf needed, lnto tho effort o save their son und br.nli r. It ls rnthor tho Irony of fate that ecrees that the money whlch Judge largls worked forty vears to accu n.lnto should go nt last to save the ? to of tho man who kllled hlm. Spent Fortune iu llcfCllke. .Tudgt) Hargis at ono timo wus worth t least $250,000. Hut lt costs money > secure an acqulttal In murder trlals, von ln Kentucky, and money .iud,? argis spent llka water. There were >me who sald that Judgo Hargis was eurlng the end of hla Ananclal tether, ut thoro wero others. who knew bet ii-. l-'or Instance: "A llttle over a yoar ngo, The Imos-DIspatch correspondent, then a iporter on a mornlng paper here, was >nt to Juckson to cover tho trlal of udgo Hargis for tho assasslnntlon of r. B. D. Cox.. During the trlal, Jtidge argls went oui of the courtroom Into llttle autoronm, whore thero wns bottle of monnshlne tonsll varnlsh laced. Tho correspondent took thia liportunlty of seeurlng a few words i prlvato wlth hlm. During the conversatlon. Judgo Har. Is led tho newspaper man tu a win iw, and polnting across tho ffentuckv Ivor to a dense forest of the very nost oak, oeilnr nnd plne tlniber ul .ost fn the iimuntnlns. wlth practlcal* ? overj foot of ll. undertaid wlth coal j i..l otiu-i' mliiei'iils. suld: "Uoaa, the* i