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W S^a^^-^nV^'ii... WHOLE NUMBER 17,857.
Deadlock Will Probably Be
Broken in Conference by
Compromisc of This Sort.
Sharp Talk EnJiverta Sessions of
Both Branches, Members Call?
ing One Another to Task.
Apprbpriation for Agri
cultiiral Schools.
Busy Day.
Important Bills
Passed Yesterday
To tatal.llah H normnl achool at
To ratsbllah the legal evldence ot
a publlc road.
?To amend the charter of the ellv
of Norfolk.
?For the appointment of a Stnle
Rc.arct of Ilieiltli.
'I.i rclutlnu to thc rniac-teniiKnl of
?For coinpulaury hcIiooI ntl.-nil
In rrlntlon to Statr deponltorlcii.
f.e-nrn.I approprlation blll.
"Illll-t mnrked ? huve alrendr
pi.-*..'.l tlie- otlier l.e.tint* nnd non' l.r
i'iihii- Invin uulc-m vetocd by tho
TIIE Lcglsluture was a busy body
In the Senate the proceed?
ings, beyond tlic passage of the
Senate approprlation blll and a
few others, were unoventful. The House,
bowever, was stormy most of the day,
snd, at times. even turbulent. Per
sonalltles wero freely exclianged and
?ncbunters were narrowly averted.
Important il.-i.Hli Blll.
I'erhaps the most slgnltlcant act of
the day was Ihe passage by the Sciiat":
of tli _ Buker Board of Health blU,
whlch had prevlOUSly passed tlie House.
The salient feature of the blll is the
wurfare which tl inauguratea agalnst
lubcrculosls. Methods of preventlon
un.! cure are to be studled and sultable
camps establlshed. Hy thc meetlng of
the next General Assembly it ls hoped
that lnformation will be gathered and
reports will be made whlch will result
in far-rvachlng nie-asure-s for checklng
the ravages of thls devastatlng plague.
The Pago compulsory education blll.
whlch went through tlie House on j
Tuesday. wuu pas Bed by tlie Senate at j
lnst nlght's session. Though optlonal ;
wlth the cltles and countles, It Ih be?
lieved by many experlenced educatorsl
to be of great value as puttlng ai
wcapon Inlo the hands of local authorl- i
tles to punish neglect of pchool dutles!
through the Indlfference of chlldren I
end of ;;arents.
II..uie* the Itiiitl.-ure.an.l.
The House was the buttle.-ground of |
the forcea contendlng for the locatlon
of the proposed new normal achool,
and right , valluntly and voclferously
?was the issuo fought over for some
houra. The contest flnally narrowed
down to a struggle between Harrlson?
burg, whlch had been selected by thc
Senate, and Fredericksburg. Tlie latter
won by practlcally a two to'one ma?
jorlty. Applause and sliouts greeted
tho announcement of the vote.
The debate waa earnest and at In
tervals eloquent. though not at all ,
tlrne3 entirely relevant. Much hlstory
of the War between thc States was
dwclt upon, and strong appeals were
based upon it. Brictly stated, the ar?
guments of some apparently were tli at
tho school should be establlshed at or
near tho polnt where the greatest num-!
ber of battles were fought ln the alx
ties, and aroun.l whlch clung the most
Insplrlng memorles. As the school Is,
not to be a mllltary one, nor even prl- |
l'turilj a hlstorlcal one, it would seem
that more practical conslderatlons
might have controlled, and possibly
dld control. Certainly, the good old
town of Fredericksburg deserved all ,
that was sald of it, though Harrlson?
burg had able advocutes also.
IntcreatluB- Situation.
There was notlceable, however, a cer- '
taln lndlfference ln the ranks of the
supporters of the Valley town. which
Indlcated a serene contldence that, no
matter what happened in the House, i
Harrlsonburg would get the school. !
lf but one should bo establlshed, and
ono of the schools, if thero should be
Now, the situation tn regard to thls
?n-iutter Is more than Interesting. The I
Benate has wrltten Harrlsonburg Into
the approprlation blll passed yesterday
by that body. The House, by its ac- j
tion yesterday, in effeet wrote Freder?
lcksburg into its approprlation blll. |
Nelther branch will rocedo fVom its
actlon in the matter, and therefore tho
controvorsy must be fought out in con?
ference. Tho conferees, or a majorlty
of them, are suspected of belng favor?
able to Harrlsonburg. Th0 Senato will
accept thelr roport, but tho House prob?
ably will not. In that event there
would be another committee appolnted,
Wlth tho samo result.
Some conference report must be ac
eepted, or tho $11,000,000 whlch the
blll provldes for running the State
_overnment for two years cannot be
To avold this calamltous result, *i>r
?ome other dlstasteful to on0 or tlie
olher of tho branches of tho General
Assembly, it Is likely that a compro
BnlHO wlli bo reached.
Two schools may be establlshed, one
at Fredcricksburff and the other at
Harrlsonburg. The approprlation may
be divided between them; or, if It ls
not sufflcient to divide, the one which
|s weaker in conference may concode
tho whole amount to the stronger,
?nd contont itself, for Ula present,
wlth securlng tho locatlon. Thon
evoryhody will bo happy, oxcept tho
representatlvos of the towns whose
clalmB shall not havo gono to confer
(Contlnued on Thh'd Pago.) ?
I'iMRiish Public Aroused iit Letter nf
Kinpcrnr Wlllliiin to Tilcetlmoiith.
; I-ONDON. iMurch 0.?An outburst of
| angcr agalnst Emperor Wllllam on tlio
part of Un Brltlsh publlc, cqunllng tlm*.
i catlsefj hy the Gernian Emperor's fn
| mous letter to President KrugPr. nt tlie
| beglnnlng of the Boor War, hns fol?
lowed tho announcement made thls
mornlng by The Tlmen lhat Emperor
Wllllam had nttempted to Influence the
Brltlsh nawil policy by a secret corre?
spondence wlth fxird Tweedmnttth, Flrst
Lord of the Aelmlrnlty. The Oermano
phobe pnrty, whlch never was stronger
than now. Irnmndlntely Jumped lo the
concluslon thnt Emperor Wllllam wns
trylng to meddle |n the most vltal mat?
ter Iii Oreat Brltaln's national Inter
??ts hy Underliand methods. The mal
Iter w.in .-ouHldereel so serious thnt I.ord
Tweedmouth broke his customnry retl
cence, linwtonin-r to sny:
"The letter from the German Em?
peror Is purely n periOI.nl communl?
catlon, and there ls no reference In it
to the Brltlsh naval estlmato."
Purely Personal Correspondence.
j Lord Tweedmouth vlsited tlm House
of Lomrnons thls afternoon and eon
Kerred wlth the Llberal leaders. The
Cabinet met nfterward. Mr. Asqulth
.appeared In the Ilmise of Cornmons at
, the close of Its slttlng and mnde a
. lrirf stntemont. "It Is a faet," etn
i--larert ?h<- Chancellor, "that on Feb?
ruary ISth. l/ird Tweedmouth received
| n letter from the German Emperor.
lt was h purely personal and prlvate.
? cornniunlcatlori. e-once|ved ln an cn
. Hiely frlendly splrlt. My noble frlend's
answer was equally prlvate and In
fermal. and neither tho letter nor Itn
,nnswcr was known or communlcated
lo the Cabinet. X may add, in view of
certaln suggeptlons whlch have heen
rnade. that before tho letter arrlved
: the Cabinet hnd como to Its flnal de
; clslon wlth regard lo thc naval cstl
, matei for thls year."
Thn explnnatlons only Btlmulato curl
;oslty and erltlrlsrn. nnd a strong de
. nsn.| Is heard cvnrvwhore for the pub?
llcation of ilm letters. The onlv blnls
Irrgardlng tho nnture of Kmperor Wil
llam'l letter whlch have leakcd frnm
.tne Inner i-lrcln nre thnt It was on at
Itcmpt to refute frequent assertloriH In
, loadlng Bngllsh newspapers that tlie
I (b-rinan naval program wns nnlmnted
wholly by hostlllty to Great Brltaln.
Itclatlunn Strained.
If the rolatlems between Grent Brlt?
aln snel Germany were rlot so Htralned
' the actlon In wriling tlie letter would
j bc consldered merely a teehnical inis
| tako or an Informallty; but Germany
[ ls u buabear to a larjre proportlon of
i the Brltlsh people, who flrmly believe
I she la dellherately plannlng war. nud
la trylng t.i soothe Brltlsh susplclons
untll she Is r<-adv.
Jlrlsto] i.rniul Jury Trylng lo Flnd Out
Wlio They Are.
[Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.J
Blll.STOL. VA., March 6.?Because he
decllned to tell the grand Jury from
wlmiii he had purchased whlskoy slnce
I saloons were abollshed In Brlstol,
Harry Sumpter. a young man. was ilned
$50 nnd sent to Jall for ten days by
! Judge Prlce. of the Corporation Court.
Charlle Massie, another young man,
whose memory seemed to have failed
hlm ln thc same partlcular. was sent
[to Jull.
Three hunelred wltnesses were before
! the grand Jury here thls week as a
means of loi-atlng Uig. dealers in whis?
key who are carrylng oh their busines?
in vlolatlon of the law.
Ilt-er nnd ?Whiskey f-'Iow.
| Special to The Tlmes-Dlapatch.]
BRISTOL, VA.. March 6.?The Inter?
nal revenue forces ln Southwest Vir?
ginia have been busy in the mountaln
countles for two weeks. As a result,
twelve illlcit sttlls In Buchanan county
and one in Dickenson county have been
ralded und destroyed. and twenty-one
men. charged wlth being engaged in
the lltlclt mantlfacture of whiskey and
beer, are under arrest. Ten thousand
gallons of beer was poured out and
luO gallons of whiskey selzed.
"Vou Xe.-nt." the Hntlicr Forblddlng
Messnge left Wlth tbe Casket.
BIRMiNGHAM. ALA., March 6.
When Coroner Parls, of thls county,
arrlved at his oillce at the courthouse
thls mornlng, he discovered a coflln
there, wlth thc following note tacked
on It:
"To Coroner Paris: You next."
The ualliffs ? and custodlan of the
courthouse state that two men, who
had tho appearance of being express
men, brought the coffln to the court?
house last night. A picture of a hand
was on the coffln.
The coroner Is at a loss to flgure out
tlie signlfionnce of the placlng of the
coflln ln hls offlce.
Wu Fnnjg Says If Chlnn Is In Error She
Wlll ApoloRlxe; Thnt's All.
CHICAGO, March 6.?Wu Tlng Fang.
the new mlnlster from Chlna. with hls
retlnuo. consisting of twonty-seven
Orlentals. arrlved here to-day over tho
Chlcago anel Xorthwestcrn Itallroad.
The minister scouted the Idea of war
between Chlna and Japan, saylng:
"Thero is nothlng ln such reports.
China and Japan are on the most
fr.lendly terms. Thls llttle breach wlll
amount to nothlng. It only remalns to
bc s;een Just whoro und to whom the
goods on thf-t seia^d boat wero golng,
and then if It ls found that Chlna ls
in thn wrong. nntl apology is due, it
will eloubtless be gi/en. Such cases as
this happen over there. frequently. All
tulk of ware ls grounelless."'
Rnllrond nnd Street Car Traffic Stopped,
Track Washed Away nnd Cities Unrlt.
1DETROIT, M1CII., March 6.?Flood
condltlons aro reported to-nlght from
many polnts ln Michigan, The Knlu
massoo, Lake Shore and Chlcago Rall?
road to-nlght announcod the ubandon
ment of all tralns untll Monday, and
othor roads and interurban electrlc
llnes, especlally, aro greatly hindered.
Near Erle. on the l**ike bnore and
Michigan Southern Ballrond, 1,100 feet
of track was undermlned and washed
away. Brooklyn, Michigan, ls ln dark
ness to-nlght. tho electrlc plant thero
bolng flooded. At lona, tho wlnd un
roofed a factory building 100 foot long,
and at Bay Clty a wlnd veloclty of
forty mllos an hour was reported.
Norfolk Woiniiu, Fcnrlng Result of An
Operatlon, Coinmlta Suiclde.
[Speclal lo The Tlmes-~t?liatoh,]
NORFOLK, VA., March 6.?Mrs.
Charles N. .Nelson, aged twenty-flve,
resldlng at No. 706 West Brambleton
Avenuo, in bad health and facing tha
probabllity of an operatlon, commlttod
suiclde to-nlght by turnlng on tho gas
from a radlatpr, Tho fumes attractod
the attention of hor sovon-year-old son,
but physlcians workod ln valn to save
her life. lt ls thought that the deed
wns commlttid early ln the afternoon,:
whon no ono was at home. j
Committee Adviscs Investi?
gation and House ls
Prompt to Order It.
Report of Committee Does Xot
Rcveal Knowledge of Any Such
Evidence?Bill Increasing
Army Pay Passes?Mr.
Jones Figlits Church
Claim in Vain.
A resolution provldlng for an
Investigation of tli(! charges
made: by Mr. Lllley, of Con
nectlcut, that members of
i the Naval Affairs Committee had been
unduly Influenced ln recommending
; certaln submarine torpedo boats waa
reported to tho House of Representa
| tlves to-day by Mr. Dalzell, of Pcnn
| sylvanla, from thc Committee on Rules,
and adopted by the House. The sub?
ject had been under considcratlon by
the committee for t,wo weeks.
Will IInr.llR.ite*.
Tho resolution follows:
"Whereas Mr. George L. Lllley,
a representative from the State of
Conncctlcut, on hls responsi?
bility as a member of thls Houso,
before thn Committee on Rules, has.
among other tlilngs. stated In sub
stanco that the Electric Boat Com?
pany of New Jersey and their pre
deccssors, thc Holland Boat Com?
pany, have been engaged In efforts
to exert u corrupting influence on
certaln members of Congress in
tholr legislative capacltles, and
huve, In fact, oxerted such corrupt?
ing intluence;
'"Therefore, be it resolved, that a
committee of flve members be ap?
polnted to investlgate the charges
made by sald George I* Lllley of
corrupt practlces on the part of
the sald company and of members
of Congress wlth respect to legis?
latlon, and that sald committee
shall have authorlty to send fot
persons and papers and tu tako
testimony ln Washington or else
where, elther before the full com?
mittee or any subcommlttee there?
of. Sald committee shall report
as specdily as possible, wlth such
recommendation, ij* any, as to the
committee shall seem meet,"
Accompanying tlie resolution was a
report declarlng it to be dua to tho
Hou-ee and its members that an in
vtstigatiun t-hould be made.
Speaker Cannon announced the fol?
lowlng as the committee to conduct
the Investigation: Messrs. Boutell,
Illlnois; Stevens, Minnesota; Olmsted,
Pennsylvania; Howard, Georgla, and
Broussard, Loulslana.
Wlthout a dlssentlng voice the reso?
lution was adopted. Mr. Lllley was
present, but made no remarks.
G'ommlttec's Xteport.
The committee report by Mr. Dalzell,
accompanying tlie resolution, says, re
ferrlng to the resolution of Inquiry ln?
troduced by Mr. Lllley:
"There was nothlng on the face bf
ti.e resolution that charged corrupt or
even lmproper methods on the part *f
the Electric Boat Company In connec?
tion with legislatlon or proposed legis?
latlon," but that on the next and suc
ceedlug days newspaper articles ap?
peared, in which Mr. Lllley wns quotetj
as cliarging corrupt practlces, aud
"thoreafter numerous alleged lntcr
vlews wlth Mr. Lllley appeared ln cer?
taln newspapers of the country, coup
llng the names of members of tne
House wlth the Electric Boat Company
and leglslation In lts Interest. Follow?
ing upon these publlcatlons Mr. Lllley,
at his own instance. appeared before
ti.e committee on Rules and admitted
the authenticity of an intervlew ln
the Washlngton j.-ost, but repudiated
all others, and made a statement, whlch
is submltted herewlth as a part of this
"In that statement charges are made
of corrupt practlces on the part of the
Electric Boat Company, Infiuencln-;
members of Congress and leglslation,
and of sucli character, taken as a
whole, as to lead your committee to
conclude that lt ls due to the maln
tenance of tlie dlgnlty and integrity
of the House and lts members that an
investigation into the charges made by
Mr. Lllley should be had."
Get to Work nt Onee.
Shortly before the adjournment of
the House, Chalrman Boutell got hls
committee together and partly organ?
lzed lt. He sald afterward that the
organlzation would De completed at a
meetlng to be held to-morrow, when
the question of whether to make the
commlttse's sesslons publlc or private
would be declded.
A report that Representative Lllley
was greatly lncensed by the actlon of
Speaker Cannon In not maklng hlm a
member ot the committee. and that he
had expected, to, be named as lts chalr?
man, galned circulation, nnd became a
toplc of discusslon after the committee
asslgnment had been announced. Mr.
Lilley hlmself refused to dlscuss the
Grcnt Numb'er Yet to lle Henrd In
N'nvtil (iiiiHlrui.Ue.il Inc.iilry.
WASHINGTON, March C?,In re
sponse to a request from Sonator Hale,
chnlrman of the Sonate Committee on
Naval Affairs, Secretary Motcnl* h"
forwnrded to tho committee a llst of
llfteen oflicers. nll of whom will be ox
amlned regardlng various phases of
battleshlp construction before tho closo
of the pending Inquiry.
They lncliule Roar-A,dmlrals Rcmroy
(retired), Goodlrch, Clarke (retlred),
Captaln Cameron Wlnslow, Commander
Gleavos, Poundstono and Key, Lleu
tenant-Commanders Plunkett, Brad?
shaw, Clark. Crank. Reovos nnd Scott
and Lleutenants Falconer and White.
WASHINGTON, March fi.--Represen?
tatives ot the New York Slilp Bulldlng
Company, of Camden, N. J., aiul of the
Union Iron Works, of San Erane-tse-o,
to-day informed tlia IJouse Committee
on Labor that lf tho Gardner ?lght
hour blll becomes u law they wlli
havo to elr-slst from blddlng on gov?
ernment contracts.
I Well-Klllinn t'MI/en ?f th- ? nlley
j Cdmmltft Snlelile ln Ihe Wooila.
[Hpeelal to The Tlrheii-bliipateii
MARRIStiNMUIlG, VA.. March ?".?
Sniniiel t-'IIHh. a wcll-k'"'wn H'U-: f
Iinyton. wlio ellsappearcd from hls homo
on Tuesday last. was tnls afternoon
ItMscovered dead on a cllff nenr HrlilRe
, *vnter, anel m>m all Indlcat.Ions he had
been dead two dnys. Tuesday after?
noon he hnd a sllght domestic qiinrrel
and Mr. Ftigh left home snylntr he
would never return nllve. Nothlny was
? liought of the. matter. but when he
i failed to return that nlght hls famlly
nnd frlends began senrclilng f..r hlm.
Whon they found hls body It. wni Iv
: lng In a bed of leaves. and by lils
islrie wns nn ompty ounce-hottle mark?
ed Inudntium. Besielcn thls the dead
I mnn had opened arterles In hls arms ln
seven ellfferetit plnces. A rope wns
also around hls neck. but. If he Intend
' ed Jumplng over the cllff the drug
I overpowered Mm before he |,,,t hls
Ipiirpone lnto rffft'l. He wns 11 ? ex
Confederate- soldler, slxty-three yoars of
ago, anel ls survlved by a wldow and
nlno children, seven daughters and two
1 Two Men nnd n W'ontnn l.oae Tbe|r
Llves In ,>*. nnil W. Wreck.
[Hpeelal to The Tlmea-Dlspate ii 1
TAZEWELL, VA.. March 6.--Two ne
' (rro men and one negro womnn were
kllled in a., wrock of an eastbemnel
frelght traln at Balley's Swltch, fiftcen
miles east of here. early thls mornlng.
i The, persons kllled were hoboes, and
I wero beating thelr way on the frelght.
The woman kllled was traveling ln a
hox car. and was sald to havo heen
from Rlchlands, thls county. Thelr
names could not bo learned. The
wreck was caused by a sllde In a deep
cut. Tho two onglnes cleared the sllde.
hut the first coal car wns caught nni
eight others wero plled ln a heap.
There ls ln tho cut 400 tons of coal. and
lt Is said that It cannot bo clenred for
several days. It Is reported that two
"Uie r hoboea are under tho large plle
ot r.os!. Nono of thn crew of the traln
wns scrlnvsly injured.
Thoiisiinils StnrJd In the- Snow W'Bh
Ilnred HeniU ns Corten;e Pnasea.
PROCTOR. VT.. March 6.?Nearly in..
000 persons from all sectlons of Ver?
mont came hero to-day to pay respect
to the memory of the late Redfleld
Proctor. Unlted States Senator lrom
Vermont. whose funeral wns held at
the Proctor Union Chureh at 3 o'clock
thls afternoon. A special iraln beui
ing the body of the lutc Senator reach
eel here at -:45 P. M. x.ie party at
once proceeded to the chureh. The
schools and stores and all Industrial es
tabllshments were closed out of respect
to the Senator's memory anel flags at
half-staff wero displayea throughout
the town.
Tho servlces were conducted by Rev.
Br. II. Hi Heaver. of Rutland. and were
of the simplest character. Tho caske.t
and the pulplt were hldden from slght
under Immense mounds of flowers.
The party proceeded from the chureh
to the Proctor mausoleum In the ceme?
tery. about three-quarters of a mlle
elistant. Although a drlvlng snow-storm
was raglng, 10,000 persons. nearly a
third of whom were employes of the
Vermont Marble. Company. lined tlie
road and stood wlth bared heads as
thc procession passed.
t nlon Veteran Iteuriv* Acqunlnlance
Wlth Confederate Who Helped Iliin.
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dispatch.]
PITT.SBURG. PA., March 6.?Davld
Klng, of Plttsburg, a veteran of the
Fourteenth Pennsylvania Wduntecrs.
has renewed hls acquaintanco wlth J.
XV. Green, n Confederate veteran, wlio
did him a klndness when he was wound?
ed near the close of the war.
Recently King secured a hlstorv of
the Forty-thlrel Virginia Battallon ln
tho Carnegla Llbrary, and found tlie
name of Green, of Amosvllle, Va.. in
the roster. Wrlting to him. Klng
promptly received the followlng re?
"Yes: I am the man that carried you
from Parls to Culpeper uourthouse, and
gave you both lunches and one of vou
rode my hor.se. 1 was very much sur
prlsed to hear from you. and glad to
know wc are llvlng. but I am right old
now. I then llved at Amosvllle, Va.
and It was at my home, where I stop?
ped and got you a lunch. ..ell, I hope
we are both true Atnercans now."
The letter was sent from Uppervllle
\a., where Mr. Green now llves.
An Klcction Ordered in West Polnt for
Aprll fltb, and Flght Openlng Lp.
[Spaclal lo The Times-Dlspatch.1
WEST POINT, VA., March 6.?In re.
sponse to a petltlon from the cltizens
of West Polnt. Judge C. B. Jones has
called an election for local optlon, look?
ing to thc abolition of tlie saloons in
West Polnt, for Aprll 6th. Tho day
followlng, Aprll 7th, Klng Williatn
court convenes, at whlcli tlme the
liquor dealers hope to renew licenses for
the ensulng year.
Tha only saloons In Klng Wllliarn
county aro In West Polnt, numberlng
flve. The contest wlll be interesting
and wlll in a few days he at Its helght,
The drys wlll have line speakers. The
wets are dolng thelr own speaklng.
I'nssnKe of Bllls AiTcctlUfr Denlliig In
Futures Would Be Dlsastrous.
WASHINGTON, March 6.?Chicago
bankers have protested vehemcntly
against tho passage of tho bllls |n.
troduced by Senators Horo and Davis
and Represontative Hepburn, of Iowa'
or other measures interfering wlth
the operatlon of the stock exchanges
of the country, or wlth the selling of
commoditles for future dollvery.
A petltlon was presented in the Sen?
ate to-day by Senator iJullom. Jt as
serts that tho passage of any blll of
this character would be dlsastrous to
commercial, -igricultuiiil and flnancial
Interests. Tho bankers say they aro
flrtnly convlnced tliat such a law
would Infllc; loss sulte out of propor?
tlon to the evlls sought to be cradl
cated, because such a law would Inter
fere wlth the making of loans on Krain
and provisions.
TROV, ALA.. Mnrch 6.-?News has
reached here of tlie kllllng to-dav of
ttlder L. T. Wells, a Primitive Bap
[ Ust preacher, by Rlley Odom, nt
I Searight, Crenshnw county. The klll
' lng ls sald tn havo heen the result of
a dlfflculty over a houso Odom rentcd
from Wells's dnughter-dn-law.
h -?
Norfolk Voulli .lllsslng.
[Su ii io ? ii" ? iuH-5-Diiiputeli ]
NORFOI.K, VA., Mnrch G.?James II.
Mountcastle, Jr.. fourteen yoars of age,
dlsappeared from homo eleven days
ago, and careful searoh Iiuh failed to
dlsedoso hls whereabouts. It. ls foared
that ho wus drowned, nnd lt ls parents
are greatly ellsturbed.
Fair and eolder.
Hardly a Dry Eye ih Collin?
wood as Victims of Holo?
caust Are Borne Away.
Muttcring Crowd (iathers About
llirter's Ilomc, but When the
Bodies of His Dead Are
Borne Out, Throng
Opcns the
CLEVELAND, O., March 6.?Col?
linwood to-day e-anif, to a full
icallziitlon e.f her woe. Slowly
and dolemnly the proccs-dons
? >f death begnn to wend thelr
[way toward the reineterles, hearlng the
| battered and charred remalns of somo
of the 167 chlldren whose lives were
| snuffed out ln Wednesday mornlng's
I cataitrophe ln thn Lake Vlew school.
; From 9 o'clock ln the mornlng until
Idusk there was no cessatlon ln the
I funoral corteges. Those who had no
idead to mourn as a personal loss stood
j ln the streets wlth bared heads as thc
? grlm procesMons passed.
Ultle Oorpaea Sllence Miinnurn.
j Thcrc was scarceiy a dry eye ln
'Collinwood. One of the sad funerals
was that of the three chlldren of Janl
tor Hlrter. held Jolntly with the ser?
vices for three other llttlo ones. Mut
itcrltigs agalnst the Janitor could be
heard about the village, as grlcf-crazod
parents sought an object upon whlch
| to wreak vengeance, forgettlng ns they
;dld thal Hlrter hlmself was wnlklng
wlth bow-eel head aiul broken heart be
|lilnd the blers nf three of hls beloved.
A detail of police was placed about
I the Hlrter home when the hour for the
j ftine/al came. Fully 500 persons had
| gathered. but when the cofflns were
carried to the doorway the crowd
spread and opened the way for them
without protest or cxpresslon of hos
Altogether there were flfty burlals
to-day, and to-morrow the gruesome
task will be repeaied. Sunday will
wltness the last of the indlvidual bur?
lals, and on Monday the remalns of all
those wlio are unldentltled will be lald
I to rest wlth one funeral. To-night
thore are_- twenty-elght of these bundles
of flesh that await claimants.
Mad Ituii. to Drath.
Testimony descrlblng the mad rush
to death of the school chlldren was
given <.o-day at the sesslou of the
coroner'a lnquest. Storles of heroism
on tlie part of the women teachers
wero recited. F. P. Whitney. super
Intendent of the Collinwood schools,
stated his bellef to be that no flre de?
partment could have done any effectlve
work after the iire had started. Two
of tlie teachers told of their unavalling
attempts to open one of the double
doors at the rear, whlch they sald
was locked. The lnquest also dovel
oped the fact that after the wlld
rush for the door |t was beyond human
posslblllty to ald or save those whom
the tongues of flre were devourlng ln
the charnel house. The lnquest wlU be
resumed Monday.
In a statement to-day. Chlef Wnl?
laee, of the Cleveland Flre Department,
after an examination of the rulns of
the Collinwood school. sald It was hls
oplnlon that thc loss of llfe would not
have been so great had there been no
partltlons at the sldes of the storm
doors at tho rear entrance. Two feet
eight inches had been taken off elther
slde of the hall for the partitions.
Hls examination developed that the
doors opened outward. Chief Wallace
doubtless wlli be a wltness before the
Cleveland Taken Wnrnlug.
Drastic steps were taken to-day by
the Cleveland School Board to place all
the Cleveland educational buildings in
a condltlon that will preclude any loss
of life from tlres. Basements wtll be
llreproofeel and speclal llre escapes In
t-losed ln towers lnstalled. Inner doors
in vestlbutes also will be removed.
With the approprlation of $25,000
to-day by the Ohlo Leglslature and the
funds subscrlbee" locally, thero will be
plenty of financial rellef for Ihe strick?
en famllles.
Medlutor* to Meet Eniplnyex nml Ofll?
cer* of SeiuthiTll Tiie-MeliiY.
WASHINC.TON, March ti.?Chalrman
Knapp, of the Interstate Commerco
Commlssion and Commissioner Nelll,
who, under the l"rdman law. ore to act
as mediators between tho ofllcials of
the Southern Rallway unel thelr em?
ployes, will begln thelr work lu thls
city next Tuesday. It Is likely tho
conferen.-es between the mediators and
the ofllcials and employes of the road
will bo iie*ld at the Interstate Commerco
Commlssion. Tho conference will be
private, and It is saiel by the mediators
that no statement concernlng them
will be made until a detlnlte conclu?
slon has l>e*en reached. Tho conference
wlli lu.'olve purely the question of
Represetilotlves of all the orgnnlza
tjo'ns ?f railroad and trainmen will
appear before tho mediators, nnd they
will bo affordeel amplo opportunlty to
ellsc'uss fully thelr posltion. Tho samo
opportunlty will be nfforded the offi?
cials of the rallway. Tho mediators
wlU not sit as a board of arbltratlon.
but will nct merely as conclliators. lt
will be thelr purpose to brlng the em
ployers and employes to an amleablc
understandlng and agreement, nnd they
express strong hope of a successtu!
Issue of thelr endenvors.
TOKIO. March 6.?A serlous flro took
placo thls mornlng at Noda Soy. a
browing town near Toklo. Four hun?
dred out of 1.000 houses In the town
woro destroyed. Tln*. elamago Is estl?
mated at nbout S'.'.iiOO.OOO.
LONDON, March ?.?A vlolent gnlo
has swopt tho coasta of British lalos
to-day. Thore have beon nuinercius
WreokS Of smftll craft. Most of them
woro on the east count of irelniul. Al?
together about twenty lives luive boen
Then I'lrr* ii Tlullrl Tlirmitch Hla Own
fH|ie*rlril In The Tlmi.--DI?pateh.l
SUFFOLK, VA., March ?.?At Ileld'-e
Ferry last nlc-ht Cliarlos Mltchcll, a
ncKro twonty-slx years of ag<?, went to
tho home of Jainc-s Chrlstlan, also
colored, whllp the latter was absent,
and shot Christ lan's wlfo to death, then
turned thc* weapon upon hlmself. He
fired n No. .1*! bullet Into hls right.
ohoek, nnd tho ball passed through hls
head, comlng out below thp left ear.
The dead glrl was Elllo Hlcks.
elghteen years old, wlio recently mar?
rled Mltcheil's rlval. A btillet iiole In
the rear of hpr head told the death
story. Clutched |n her left hnliel was
a fork. and the revolver was lylng close
bpsldo thn glrl.
MItchell was unconscloug when they
found hlm. aitd was lylng not far from
the body of hls vlctim.
At an lnquest conducted by Actlng
<"*oroner George E. Buntlng, tho Jury
fixed the crlmo upon MItchell, who was
carried to Nansemond Jail.
Thero was no eye-wltnoss to the
When seen on a cot in hls ccll thls
afternoon. MItchell protested hls Inno
ccnce wlth all hls romalnlng strength.
Ue cannot talk wlthout great pain, but
doctors say he hns a chance to re?
cover unless blood polson results.
MItchell says he and the glrl were
swe-r-theartP. Hnd that he had refused
to marry her. slnco when she had
threatened hls 11 fo. Ho says that short
ly after ho went Into the room wRh
the glrl he was shot and sank down un?
consclous, and dld not hear the shot
whlch killed Ellle.
He saw no one, else ln tho room, but
does not know whether thero was a
seereted essassln, who sought to klll
both. He confeases that tho pistol
found was carried thero ln hls pocket,
nnd does not romombor that any one
removed lt.
Ifls story Is not believed.
Thla Will he* Keault of f'rnn.l Jury
invrstlKaiiou ln Warren.
*Spe*clnI to The Tlmes-Dispatch."
FRONT ROYAL. VA.. March 6.?In the
grand Jury term of the Clrcult Court
of Warren. whlch has Just ended. Judge
Thomas W. Harrlson came down' hard
on soveral distillers ot the county Who
nre allegod to have conducted tholr
buslness In a manner contrary to law.
The result of the Investigation of the
matter by the granel Jury will be that
no license will be granted to distillers
ln thls county ln tho future.
Out of flve distillers In Warren coun?
ty practlcally threo have beon inellct
cd. Ono entered a plea of gullty nnd
waa heavlly flned. John Duko and
Gllbert Manuel. distillers. were lndlct
ed on a number of counts, lt belng
alleged that they have beon running
thelr distlllerles in much the samo way
that tho barrooms aro conducted. They
will be trled at a later date.
George Alexander. tho clerk for Mr.
Shenk, another distlllor was indlctod
for operating a barroom. Alexander
entered a plea of gullty, and Judge
Harrlson imposed a flne of $150 anel
costs. amountlng tn J150 more, and
ln addltlon sentenccd hlm to serve two
months In Jail. Tho Jail sentence was
suspended pending hls good behavlor.
Choaen by South Cnrollnn I.rglslnttire
lo Succeed I.utlmer.
COLUMBIA. S. C, March 6.?-Frank
B. Gary. of Abbeville, was to-day elect?
ed to succeed Asbury C. Latlmer ln
the United States Sonate. Gary was
elected on the fourth ballot, recelvlng
81 votes.
The Leglslature convened ln speclal
seseion last Tuesday for the purpose
of electing Latimer's successor. but un?
til late thls afternoon a deadlock had
Frunk Boyd Gary was born March 9.
1860. Ho is a nophew of the late ijen
erul Mnrt W. Gary. He was graduated
from Union Collego ln 1881. and Is a
lawyer by professlon. In 1890 he was
elected to the House of Representa?
tives and served as a momber of the
Constltutlonal Convontlon in 1S95. ln
1896 ho was elected Speaker of the
House. nnd served In thnt eapaeltv for
flve years. He was a candidate for
Governor ln 1902. belng the flrst to
adyocate local optlon. Mr. Gary comes
of a dlst ngulshed famlly, havlng one
brother. Eugene B. Gary, on tho Su?
preme Court bench of the State. and
anothor. Ernest Gary, as a clrcult
JUdge. He hlmself actod as a speclal
XxVUl^l Bry-an:"'*' " * ???V*.
Mlll lon Ilollnrs io be Aaked f..r Hnttle
PHTT ui' T???'" l! ,en*-*?** '""nnd.
Hn? ..""'V h'** KIA' PA- March 6.?a
boaici of surveyors, netiiiK under or
?*"S I"!!" AssJatant Secretary Nowber
rj. of tho Navy Department. who has
charge of the Bureau of Navlgation
after Inapeotlng the government^ bat?
tleshlps and crulsers at League Island
to-day. snld they would recommend n
approprlation of $1,000,000 to be ex.
S?_de*- on the war vessels to brlng
tliorn up-to-date. The battleship Incllana
nmh?1"8 nr?,>k!yn' Mlnneapolls andCo
umb a anel the transport Dixle nnd
the Adams. whlch is belng convertea
for a schoo ship are at the yard Nair
Brooklyn. Some of the money will al"o
be used on the Idaho. now fielng built
at Cramp's shlp yard.
rt Simmons, Bndly Woun.Ud, ?c
portM Hnvlnts n.*en Fired Upon.
__[Sneclal to The Tline-e-Dls ?.?? .
-.vim off,oer ha* left hore to arrest
Williamson, "irest
Hon Maddox Killed Whlle Trvl?K ,,,
i-, . J~ ' ' ho Tlmos-nisi.atrh I
FAIRFAX C. H? VA.. March 6,-Ed
e^,i'r,ul,ithlr r,vt'ni?ff wued r..u Ma.ido.*,
whllo tho latter was attemoting te. en.
roroe tlio payment of somo money
whieh Maddox claims wa.s duo hlm
Polancl struck Maddox wlth nn Iron
cotipllng pln and he never gulned con
sciousness. Ho dled In two hours.
Sunday Office Hours
Tlie Tlnien-l*iUpntelt lluslnesu
OHIcc, No. met Ettst Mulu Street,
wlli hereufter bc opruecl ou .Suii
duya front 11 A. M, lo tt A. !?!., and
trom 1 P, M. to T P. M.
Minnesota State Committee
Present the Name of Their
Governor for President.
Fail Both in Sccnring Declaration
for Nebraskan and Preventing
One for Johnson?Organize
Voluntccrs, and Will
Work for Dclc- ,
ST. PAUL, MINN.. Maroh ??-To?
Democratlc Stato Commlttee of
Minnesota thls afternoon adopt?
ed a resolutlon Indorslng Gov?
ernor John A. Johnson, of Min?
nesota, fot tho Democratlc presldentlal
nomlnatlon. and recommended that he
be nameel by the national conventlon
at Denver next July.
As the meeting of the commltteo was
preslded over by Frank A. Day, prl?
vate secretary to tho Governor, and
as Jlr. Day voted for tho Johnson reso?
lutlon on every test and on the flnal
bnllot, tho actlon of tho commlttee thls
afternoon Is held by polltlcal leaders ai
placing the Governor formally In the
raco for tho Democratlc presldentlal
Hryun Forces Are llenten.
The Johnson resolutlon was carried
by a vote of 68 to 23 after the Bryan
ndherents had forced tw0 test votes, on
both of whlch they were defeated. Tha
Bryan men lnslsted on a roll call on
every vote. and gave notlce In thelr
.speeches on the orlglnal resolutlon that
they would not be bound by the actlon
of tho Stato commlttee, but wouhl
make a 11kht throughout the State for
a dclegation from Minnesota to the
national e-onventlon instructed ror
Moreover a meeting of Bryan ad
herents held at the Ryan Hotel Imme
dlately nfter tho adjournment ot th-i
State Commlttee, formed a Bryan or?
ganlzatlon. whlch proposes to carry the
contest agalnst Johnson into every pro
clnct of the Stnte.
Tho State commlttee. besldes adopt
ing the Johnson reso.utions, voted that
the State conventlon to elect delegates
to the national conventlon, should oo
held ln St. raul on May 14th. T'ie
matter ot calling a conventlon to noml
nato Stato offlcers was left to a cotn
mlttce of five. to be appolnted by State
Chalrman Day.
The meeting of the commlttee to
day was tlie most largely attended iu
the hlstory of the Democratlc partv
tn Minnesota, word havlng boen sent
to all members that a resolutlon in?
dorslng Johnson woul.l probably bo
offered. Of the 111 members, 92 wero
present or were represented by proxy.
Several proxles were thrown out on u,
technlcal polnt, though on only ono
proxy contest was there any Indlc.t
non of the Johnson-Bryan flght. Thls
was on thc proxy held by James Mana
han, of St. Paul, a personal friend of
Mr. Bryan, and recognlzed as one of
the Bryan leaders iu thls Stato. He
came to the commlttee holdlng a proxy
for the member front Itasca county.
which lie had recoived from T. T. Hucl
so.i, of Duluth. of the Democratlc Na?
tional Commlttee..
Mr. Hudson hud received the proxy
by wire from tne* Itasca county ni^iji
ber. The commlttee on proxles ruled
that a proxy could not be transferred.
Thus Mr. taanaliari W?x preventedVfroin
taklng part ln the meeting.
The Stato committee was cnlled :oi
order thls afternoon by Chalrman Dny,
who made a brlef speech congratulat
ing the Democrats of Minnesota on
recent vlctories In the Stato, closing
wlth tlie statement that in splte of
feuds and jealousies all Democrats
would abldo by the actlon of the party.
Reaolution Indorslng Johnson.
Martln O'Brlen. of Crookston, who
was a member of the Popullst State
Commlttee ln 1S96, offered a resolution
lnelorsing Govornor Johnson for the
presldeney. The resolutlon follows:
"Governor John A. Johnson has
twlco brougnt vlctory to the De?
mocracy In Minnesota. During hls
Incumbency of the ofllce of Gover?
nor more reforms havo been Instl
tuted nnd moro remedial leglslation
adopted than during any equal
perlod of tlme ln the hlstory of
our State. lle hns been eontrolled
only by the publlc Interests. Hls
mentnllty. restless energy and
sound judgment. unlted wlth his
unlmpeachable Integrlty, make hlm
the embotllment of tho best splrlt
e.f the West. an ldeal Amerlcnn clt
"Conflelently holleving that hi;
nomlnatlon as the candldate of the
party for the presleleney woulel
brlng to our support the electorato
votes of nll the Statos wlthln tbe
the Mlssissippi Valley. and thus
secure a national trlumph. we re?
spectfully present te>. the De?
mocracy of tho natlon the name of
the Hon. John A. Johnson as a can
eildatn for President of the Unlted
States, aml reeeimmend to the
Domocrats of Minnesota that they
cause hls name tn be presented to
the national conventlon at Denver
for nomlnatlon."
Would Not Imlorse Hryan,
The presontatlon of V.m resolutlot
preclpltated a contest, aml the Bryan
adherents lnslsted on flghtlng every
lnch of tho way. After a long and. at
times, acrlmonlous debate. tho Bryan
supportors forced u voto on two reso?
One was to lay the O'Brlen reaolu?
tion on tho tahle, and tho other ln
elorsod the candlelncy ot Wllllam J.
Bryan for Presldont. Theso motlons
were overwhelmlngly defeated. The
Bryan adheronts mado tho memberB of
the commlttee go on record by Insist lng
on n roll eall, not only on the O'Brlen
resolutlon, but on the two othor mlnor
resolutlons. On the motlon to lay the
O'Brlen resolutlon on the tablo the
vote wns yeaa 21, noea 68. On the
resolutlon Indorslng Bryan the. vote
was yeas 19, noes 06.
The debato was opened on the O'Brlen
resolutlon by Jay La Due, of Rock
county, who suld that as a friend ot
Governor Johnsou's he deslred to save
tlie Govornor from the results of tbe
adoption of tlie reso.'.utlon, whlch would

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