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WHOLE NUMBER 17,502, . RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE .10, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS
TH BILLS By
Joliiistoii, Gilbert and Chesa?
peake & Ohio Indicted for
Palse, Billing. %
May Juclude Otlicr Officials and
' Shippers?Johnston Relcascd
on Bond, Court Ordcr
ing Others to
WITHOUT completlng Its work
In connectlon wlth the rail?
road rebalo cases, tho
United States grand 'Jury
yestcrdny reported true bllls
egalnst AVIlliam R. Johnston, a wholo
sale graln denlor of thls clty; tho
Chesapeake and Ohlo Rallwuy, and,A.
P, Ollberl, asslstant general frelght
ngent of that company. for violatlons
of the Intorstate conunerce law
through a uystem of falso billing.
There aro nlne separatn counts ln
each Indlctment, tho papers belng pre'
pared by Judge I* I,. Lewls, United
States attorney, ln keeplng wlth the
findlngs of the jury. Another sesslon
wlll be held thls mornlng, and though,
of course, no ono can say what wlll
be tho flnal result, n strong lmpresslon
prevalls that additlonal Indlctments
wlll be brought In.
. Iliill for Mr. Johnston.
Jirdge Lewls asked that papers be
served. In all tho" cases at. once, but
thls course was not necessary In the
case of Mr. Johnston, whose atlorneyH*.
Hon. C. V. Meredlth and Colonel Jo
J.atip Stern. deciaretl that their cllcnt
would' appear without formal service,
as hc was In the clty and ready to
C<nno al any tlme. Judjro AVaddlll was
etigagcl ln bearlng a damage sult at
1he time. and not deslring to break in
upon It, he fnstrticted the lawvers tn
return at C o'c-look, wlth Iho vlew of
dlsposlng of the motlon immedlately
entered by Mr. Johriiton's counscl for
bail. At this bour they appeared, and
the dlstrict attorney readRy agroed tc
Ihe Miggestton that the amount be
fixed at $2;60O. Uon,i was glven, wltl
MeJnsra, .Kdward Alvev und John K
Jacob. two local graln dealers, ai
To Declde , About Trial.
Judge AVaddili named Frlday morti
Ing at 10 r/clock ns tho hour for thc
appearanee of those Indicted, when thi
full report of the grand Jury wll
probably be fn and a tlme fixed'for tht
There was some dlscussfon of thls
matter yesterday afternoon, and it 's
thought it wlll be dcflnltelj- settie',1
Krldny. Judge AVaddlll dlrected that
the proper papers bc served upon the
Cheasepeake and Ohio officials and up?
on Mr. Cllbert. reoulring them to ap?
pear, before'hlm along wlth Mr. John
son on Frlday. .\ strong array of
lawyers wlll appear on both sides. Tho
government wlll be r.epresented bv
Judge Lewls; and Mr. Johnston will b'e
dpfended by Messrs. Meredlth and
Mern. Jt Is expected, of course. that
tho regular altornoys for the Cresa
pcake and Ohio wlll appear for 'thc
nwiC?Ialr??f t',0.ru0ad' Tl,e Prbsecutions
aii?e out of thc investigation madt
hero last v.-lnter by the Intorstate Conv
merce Cnminission. Mr. L. B John?
son, special ngent of thc commlsslon
.spent many weeks qtiletly worklmr up
the case, and later Oommlssloner Lane
beid nn investigation. reportlng the
findlngs to the Department of Justlce
ii' AVasliltrgton. Tho next stop was an
oracr from Attorney-General Rona
the, matter to tho attentlon of thi
grand jury, with the vlew of prosc
cutlng such parties against whohi trji?
bllls mlght bo found.
At tho hearing beforo Commlssionet
Lane, the government was represenf
od by Mr. Jolin H. Marble and Mr
Henry T. AVickhan, appeared for th,
<- hesapeake and Ohlo.
JVlne Sennrate Coiim?.
i? m ?U8l,.d,ftereiU '? Phraseoiogy thi
hdlctmonts against ]\R\ Gilbeft nn
*lr. Johnston relato to tho RiIse.bilU^
of nino carloads of corn from R cb
niond to Carollna polnts, each s11
mh?tda7onatltu,tlnK II separate offens'e
AiiKiist -21, 11)07, one car ot eorn'l.
HJtlelBli, },., C, via Seuboard Alr l.ln,.
Aiigust !M, 1807, one car of corn ""
" AuJnilt I'ti^floT" 8efibo?* Alr Llne
?*uiriint io, J007, oue ear of eorn i.
Hendempn, X. C? vlo Seaboard Alr Llne
bepteiiiber lj, UHi7, o.,c car of V "n
to Kalelgli, V. C., via Seaboard Alr Llne
October 3, 1007, oue car of corut,
UliiMton, N\ C, via Atlantic Coast Llne
Aygust S, 11)07, one e?r of corn t.
Llne." ' ' Vl" Atlnn<|o Co""
Seplcmher 24. m07, one car of c?r.
J?. Uoldsboro, A. C, via Atlanlle Coa?
July 13, 11107, one enf ot corn (? nal
?lgli, IV. C, vlo Seaboard Alr Llne.
i:\nliilued by CoiunilsBtoiicr. ' <
In hiB-report to tho full commlsslon
Commlssl-iner Luno explalned the fals
billing practico Jn thls conciso lan
"li'or some years a fraudulent prac
tice, participated in, by certaln deal
ers ln graln and also by certaln deal
ers tn packing-houso products and als
by tho Chesapeake and Ohlo Rallw.v
Company, has obtainod at Rlchiiiont
by means of which thls railway corn
pany hns fuvoi-ed such shippers at th
expense of the Seaboard Alr Lino nn
Atlantic Coast Llne, its southern con
ncctlons, Thls, practlco hns, rosulte
ln tho obtainlng foY such shippers o
rates' less than local rntes over th
Seaboard Alr Llne and Atlantic Coas
Llne for shipmonts of graln nnd als
for shlpmonta of packlng-houso pro
ducts, whlch local ratos such shlp
ments wero logally bottnd to pay. Thi
result has been accompllshod by'inean
of transfer slips issued by tho statlo
agent of tho Ohosupeahc and Ohl
Rallway Company on tho wrltten ln
Btructlon of tho asslstant gener.'i
frelght agent of thls rallway compaiu
?ald transfer sllps falsoiy conveying 1
tho Southern llnes tho statement tha
?uoh slilpments had orlglnntod at polnt
beyond Rlchmond and wero ontltlo
to move from Rlchniond to dostlnatlo
ln the Oarollnasy at a dlvlslnn of
ihrough ratu, such dlyisjon belng les
(Coutlrjued on Fourtlt V&&Q-)
GAMBUNG BILLS IN PERIL
t-xlrnordluiiry tttsslon lo Hsd To-Mnr
nnv aml Vnlr Mny Not lle* llntl. '.
AIUANV, N, y? .limo 9.?Precarlotis
l_ the fllute of the bllls frameil to ctftv
ry out Governor Hughes's recorninen
'liitlonH for the abolltlon of tho pre
st'fit legal proloctluri of publlc gam
Mlng nt nice-trackfl. Governor Huglios
nnd the frlends of tho bllls confldcnt
ly oxpect thut Sonator Foolknr. of
Brooklyn, whoao voto Is apparently ln
illspensable lo lhe passuge of the bllls
nnd who hua been absent becntiwe of
lllness, wlll come to Albnny' to-mor?
row ln tlmo to voto for the bllls should
they rcacli that stage of progress.
Tho perll in whlch the mensures
Hland to-nlght, howev.er, Ih one that
lles ln tho shortness of tlie tlme ro
r.ialnlng boforo the hour of 2 P. M.
on Thursday, when tlie leaders of bolli
houses intetid to ndjourn the extrnordl
nary session wlthout day In order to
st?rt for Chicago lo attend lhe Repub?
llcan Natlonal Convention. So short
is the tlme lhat well munaged obstruc
tlon ln elthor house, or, both. mlght
well sufflce to prcvent the bllls com?
lng to a vote at all before adjonrnment.
It becatjie plalu to-day lhat the opposl?
tlon was dependlng largely upon the
shortness of the remalning tlme to
"talk the bllls to death."
Tho Senate Commlttee on .ludlciary
nnd Conos, to whlch the bllls were re
fered, nctcd favorably on both this af?
ternoon. The Assembly Commlttee or
Codes this evenlng voted 8 to 1 to re?
port them favorably. The ncgatlve
vote was that of Curviller,. of New
York (Domocrat), who proposcd nn
amendment provldlng for the so-called
mulual system of bettlng on.races. Tht
blirs Were reported In the Assembly to
nlght. They will be reported, ln tlie
Sonato to-morrow. Senator Agncw hatl
glven notlco that ho wlll mbve lo sub
pcntl the rules ln order to pnss thcrr
out of thelr regular order. This mo
tion wlU probably preclpltato the
struggle. Klnce tlie day at the close
of the regular session when the bllli
falled by. a tlo vote of 25 to _!i, Sen?
ator Wallace, of NIagara Falls, ha:
taken the seat then vacant, and is un
equlvocajly pledged to aupport these
measures. His vote nnd Fowlker's In
lhe afflrmatlve nfe taken for granted:
but every one of the other twenty-four
ls the suhjeel of unceaslng speculatlon.
Thero appears no reason to expect uny
of tho seventeen Democrats or of the
elght Republicans who voted against
the blll to change hls vote.
BREWERS TO FIGHT DIVES
Renolutlon Offrred i 0111 mlM I nK tllc
Asaorlatlon lo Tlils Pollcy.
MH.WACi-LE, WIS., June i?._Reso?
lutlons In effect dt-clarlng the United
States Brewers" Assoclatlon to be in
favor of lhe eradlcatlon of the "dive"
will eome before lhe convention at
Mh closing session to-morrow. The
resoititlons were Introducetl at an ex
ocutlve session of the convention to
day, and while thelr text has not been
made publlc, n in undorstood thai they
declare that munlcipal laws in all the
cltles af the c/nmtry should have tlie
jco-operatlon of tho brewers ln thelr ef
jforts to wlpe oul dlhrcputable saloons.
Arthur Brlsbane. of New York, in an
address to the assoclatlon this aft-x
mioti, ilcclared that there were two
sldes to the llquor question, and told
the brewers they should dear up the
quastlonable resorls. He declared pro?
hibition was not only not feaslble,, but
not posslble. but that the prohibltlon?
ists should be argued wlth as brothers
and not as wlld-eyed anarchlsts. Re?
ports of offlcers were submitted to-day.
THE CHERRY LIMB Br'eAKS
Mr. Mnrtln Fnlla Korly Feet and Illes
From Hla Iujuries.
[Special to The Tlmes-Di.pntch.l
LURAY. VA., June ?.?William D
Martln, for a number of vears an ew
ploye of the Virginia Brldge Company
nnd a foreman on tlie construction ol
many lofty structures of the klnd, wa.
fatully Injured yesterday afternoon by
falling forty fe?.t 0ut of a tree whlle
galherlng cherrles. Hls death, whlch
occurred this evenlng. was due to in
ternnl injurles, thousjii his arm an.
hlp were both broken by the terrlble
The breaklng of a limb precipitate.
him to the ground, the heavy butt ol
the sectlon of the tree ntriking hlm lr
the ubdomen as he lay on tho ground
The accldent occurred on tho .farm ol
W. B. Rlchard; near Klmball, this
county. Recently Mr. Martln had been
employed ln brldge and trestle work
on the Tldewater Rallroad. He leaves
a wldow, two sons. Charles and Mll
bourn Martin. also employcs of tht
Virginia Brldfre Company, and thret
younger chlldren. The deceased was
a promlnent OOd-Fellow.
SENATOR GORE CAN SEE
Illlnil for Twenty-aevrn Yenrs. Ite Ii
Ennlilett to Ui-tiugulah nn Object.
WASHINGTON. June 9.?For tho flrs
time In tvyenty-seven years Senatoi
Thomas P. Gore, of Oklahbma, wai
able to disllngiilsh an object, when to
day, for the brief period of thirty see
onds, he could see hls cuff wlth hls lef
For the past week the Senator hai
been recelvlng troatment at the Epls?
copal Eye, Ear and Throat Hosplta
ln this clty. If further lmprovement ii
shown lt may bo unnecessary to oper
ate on the Senator's eyes, as had beet
Sonator Goro ls now more "hopeful o
regalnlng the use of at least one eyo."
MARRIAGE OF MIDGETS
Smnlloftt Odd-Fellow in United Statei
Elopcs Wlth MlNNisalppi Glrl.
[fipeelal to Tho TImes-Dlspatch.]
BRTSTOL, ' VA.. June D.?James M
Buruett, the Brlstol mldget,' reoentb
published as the smallest Odd-Fellov
in the United StateS, marrled Mlss Loi
Nabors. another mldget. nt Marletta
Mlss.. to-day. The marriage was a ro
manco, the brlde havlng fornted Bur
nett's acquaintanco tliTouglt eorrospond
ence, after havlng seen hls pioture Ii
the press. Burnett left here for MIs
slsslppl Sunday.,OwIng to. opjiosltion h
tho Nabors famlly, the couplo eloped
This marriage challonges tho world fo:
u. smaller couple.
SIIOT unOTHEH WHO AVAS
HEA'ITXG HER HUSBAXll
COLUMBIA, S. C, Juno 9.-?F.ugeni
Green,-of Greenvllle.. S. C, was sho1
this 'afternoon bv hls marrled slster
Mrs. Allce Campbell. He was ln th<
street engagod ln a difficutty witl
Mrs. Campboll's husband, just in fron
of. lhe Campbell cotlage, when the wo
mnn ran 'out and flred four shots, -nl
taklng offoct. Tho affalr is the. out
growtli of a famlly dlfflcnlty, whicl
started.. last Sunday, Green wny vo.
] OS-JVEnA-*. HEDl'CTION IN
PRICE OF STEEL PROBUCT
NEW YORK; June 9,?Announcemou
was mado to-nlght bv Judge Elbert H
Gnr.v, chalr mnn of the United State
Steel Corporatlon, to tha tiffeot tha
a general reductlon 'Ih the prices o
llnlslied steol produets haa been agree
upon by representntlvos of the larg
?steol ititerestH, affor an all day con'fer
once. The reductlon affoots bllleti
steel cars, platas, structural Iron, mer
chunt plpo and wlre nalls.
RULERS MEET ON
Cordial Greeting From Czar
to King in Bay of Reval
CHILDREN, AND NOT
Imposing Scene as Warships,
Pscorting Two Royal Parties,.
'Approached Each Other.
Crowds of People Cheer
. cal Signiiicanec.
-?? EVAL, June !?.? Tlie meeting be
|j tween King Edward nnd Km
1"^ peror Nlcholas occurred to
J[ \_ day wlth due formallty. K
was the flrst llmo that an
Knglisli monarch has ever made nn of?
flclal visit ln Russlan waters, and the
event may have a far-reacblng effect
on the world's pollcles of the future.
The day wns brllllant wlth sunshlne.
and tlie imperlal yachts, jturrounded by
?Rrltlsh nnd Russlan wnrshlps. lylng
in the roadstend, made a beautiful and
Impresslve picture. The hills and the
wooded shores of Ihe bay were crowd
ed Wlth thousands. nnd the arrival of
the Brltish King by sea and the Em
peror of Russla by land was niado the
occaslon for unbounded enthuslasm.
During the course, of tho day the
King and the Emperor were tlie guests
of the Dowager Empress at luncheon
on board the Russlan yacht Polar Star.
whlch was crowded wlth guests. No
speeches were made at thls affalr, but
at the state banquet In the evenlng
on board the Russlan yacht Standart,
toasts were glven and Ifcartlly respond
ed to. Both the King and the Emperor
spoke in Engllsh, and they emphasized
the good relatlons whlch have exlstcd
between the countrles ln the past years
and thc peaceful nature of, the new,
understandlng. All the warships,were
brillfantly lllumlnated, and the yachts
Polar Star and Alexandra display-ed
spccial electrical cffects. Early In t3ie
evenlng boajt-loads of German, Esthou
lan and Russlan residents steamed Into
the roadstead and serenaded the- royal
vlsltors with natlonal folksongs . and
village roundelays. All remained on
deck untll after midnlght listening^ to
King Kdward had a long prlvate <ion
sultatlun wlth ?Premler Htolypin after
lunch'-on. Notlilng wlth regard to
the purport of the conversatlons be'
tween.tlio King and the Kmperor and
the ministers has been publlshed. but
lt ls underwtood that they touched po?
litical relatlons only in a general way.
Chlldren Pleaned - Hlm
The imperlal traln bearlng the Km?
peror of Russla and snlte arrlved here
ai 8 o'clock thls mornlng.
AA'hen the party alighted they were
surprfsed to flnd tho disembarklng
platform surrounded by a guard of the
school chlldren of Reval instead of
by a- detachment of troops. The chll?
dren cheered er.thuslastlcally, and thls
welcome ovidently made a deep im
presslon on the Emperor and thc
Accompanied by the infant Czare
vltch and the llttie grand duchesses,
hls slsters, the royal party at once
boarded a launch and were taken out
to the yacht Standa'rd, whlch was an
chored ln thc bay. The Dowager
Empress. the Queen of Greece and
other notablllties arrlved by traln one
hour later. and wero taken on board
the yacht Polar Sta-r.
The Emperor wore the unlform of a
captain ln the Russlan navy, the rank
he attalned before thc death of hls
fatber. The llttie Czarevltch was clad
ln a sailor costume.
As Kmperor Nlcholas boarded the
Standart the imperlal .salute was flred,
the royal standard was holstod to the
masthead. and the yachts and all the
rest of the shlps ln the harbor of Reval
dressed and broke out thelr buntlng.
The Kngllsh-vessels, whlch had ar?
rlved in thc off ing during tho nlght.
were now vislblo on tho horlzon. They
turncd and headed dlrect for the har?
bor, and came In at full speed ln a
slngle llne. In the lead Was the Vle
torla and Albert. then were the two
crulsers, and In the rear was the Im?
perlal yacht Alexandra, whlch broke
her screw on the way here.
Passlng outslde the. Russlan ves
sels,'which had formed ln two llnes,
headed respectlvely by the Standart and
tho Polar Star, the. Arictor|a -and Al?
bert and the two cruisera swept around
in a great curve comlng close ln shore,
and droppetl anchor between the Stand?
art and the Polar Star.
King Edward was on' the bridge of
the Vlctorla and Albert and tho Em?
peror occupled a slmllar posltion on
board tho Standart. Both monarchs
could be plalnly scen from the shore.
King Edward wore tho unlform of a
AVhile the vessels were taklng thelr
posltions the Russlan- yachts and the
crulser3 wero thunderlng a series of
The mlnute tho visiting vessela
dropped thelr anchors a. launch bear?
lng Emperor Nlcholas left-the-slde ot
tho Standart, and the Russlan mon?
arch boarded- tho A'ictorla and Albert,
where he exchanged very hearty greot
Ings with King Edward, Avhom ho hae
not.seen for ,soven years. and salutod
Queen Alexandra and Prlncess Arle
torla, - .
After, a few minutes on board the
Alotoiia and Albert, Emperor Nicluila?
returned to the Standart. ?Tn tho mean
tlmo King Edwnrd had donned the unl?
form ot a Russlan admiral, and he at
once returned tho call of the Emperor
On board the Standart hoi was groeted
by Premler Stolypln. Forolgn Mlnlstoi
Tswolsky and Vlce-Admlral , Dlkoff
Mlnlster of Marlne.
mMw "vrvV.0,?* "r* Pe?*h'# I)?or.
NMV YORK, June 10.?AI 12"U
ofCn?.kvn.tl\?r ?at?h?lfl:.?* the bodsi.lt
of Ollver ir. p. Behnont wore waltlns
for tho end sinco early yesterdav
afternoon Mr. Belmont has'been nn
consclous, nnd all hope of hls recover\
has been abandonnd. ' Hls death, hl'e
physloians thlnk, is now only a ques?
tlon of houra.
Defcats Gordon in Eighth Dis
tfict Priitiarv hy Near?
ly 2,000. ?.
ONLY TWO COUNTIES .
CARRIED BY GORDON
Louisa Candidate Givcn Flatter
ing Vote in Home County
and Orange, 13tit Falls
Far Behinfl IIis
Majorities in Eighth
A Irxnndrfn olly.I.BS4
Kalrfax . 'WiO
Klns fJ?-orge <iv.t.). 'M?
I.ouiloun . -130
I.iiiilsn . 7.10
Orange . -011
Prlnce WUHhui.. IKKI
Stiifford (eat.). 10?
, - -',87? J.O10
Cnrlln'a oatlmnled miijorllj-, l,S.f7.
ALEXAN'DRIA. VA.. .Tuno 9.?
Carrying every county except
two and wlth a majority of
_,7o0 or more, Representatlve
C. C. Carlln was renomlnated
for Congress over Hon. R. Llndsay
Cordon In the prlmarles held through
out tlie Elghth Dlstrict to-dny.
These flgures represent complete re?
turns from evry county in the dlstrict
oxcept King George and Stafford. and
they' wlll- add to the above. Carlln
carrled every county In the dlstrict
except Orange and Louisa. Gordon's
majority In Orange Is 269 and ln
A total of 1.6.10 votes were east In
this clty, of whlch Carlln received 1,580
and Gordon 56, givlng Carlln a major?
ity of 1,524. ; ?
Carlln la Srrennded.
Mr. Carlln was serenaded by a drum
ror"ps to-nlght when It became certaln
that he was elected. He made a speech
in whlch he pald hls respects to sev?
eral who had made affldavlts against
hlm. Ho also added that he had noth?
lng against his opponent. Mr. Carlln
made Mr. Stringfellcwv, of Culpeper
make a speech to lhe crowd in fronl
of hls offlce. and this was warmly ap
plauded. Mr. Carlln then made anoth?
er address and his remarks w'ere
cheered to the ccho.
Gordnn Carrlea Home County.
LOUISA, VA.. June 9.?Wlth all th;
preclncts In Louisa county heard fron
except three. the vote was as follows
Mechanlcsvllle?Gordon, 47: Carlln. 13
Trevllian&Gordon. 7S; Carlin. 1. Bollf
Cross Roads?Gordon, 65: Carlln, 4
Louisa?Gordon, 161: Carlin, 5. Yan
ceysvllle?Gordon, 38; Carlin, 9. Min
eral?Gordon, 40; Carlln, 26. Brjan?
Gordon,' 24: Carlln, II. Thompsons
Cross Roads?Gordon, 52; Carlln, 5.
Cuekoo?Gordon. 37; Carlin, 8. Fred
erlcks Hall?Gordon, 38: Carlln, 1
Sheltons Mills?Gordon, 2S; Carlln, 2
Jackson?Gordon, 50;'Carlin. 2. Bum
pass?Gordon. 44; Carlin, 0. Total coun?
ty vote. S01; Gordon, 711; Carlln, 90.
Culpeper for Carlln.
CUI-PI-PER, VA., June 9.?The foi
lowing is tlie vote In Culpeper countj
by preclncts: Catalpa?Carlin, 269
Gordon, 120. Eldorado?Carlln, 57
Gordon, 19; Brandy?Carlln, 77; Gor?
don, 29. Rlxeyvllle?Carlln, 25: Gor
don 65. Browns Store?Carlln, 6t
Gordon. 31. Lignum?Carlin, 48; Gor
don, 35. Richardsvllle?Carlln, 56
Gordon, 14. Stevensburg?Carlln, 31
Gordon, 1-'. Mitchells?Carlin, 97: Gor?
don. 53. Carlln carrles Culpeper coun
uy by 290 majority.
C'nrlln Cnrricft l.oudoun. .
LEESBURG, VA., June 9?The re
turns from t'wenty-soven preclncts ou
of the twenty-nino in Loudoun count;
glve Carlln 1,006 votes and Gordon
602. This glves Carlin a majority It
tlie county of 404. and lt Is though
that the other -two preclncts wlll in
Stafford nnd King George.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., June 9.?
In Stafford county Carlln i received SS
majority at Falmouth Precinent, U
majority at Simpson Preclnct, 18 at
Brooko Precinct. ' Gordon received ;
majority nt Stafford Courthouse pre?
clnct, and 5-majority at Grlffls Pre?
clnct. Other preclncts yet to heni
from, Carlin tvlli carry tho county by
a small majority.
At King George Courthouse, Carlin*.
majority-over Gordon was 10. Carllr
carrles the county by decisive mnjorlty
Ornnae for Gordon. '
ORANGT-, VA., June 9.?The prlniarj
election passed off quletly. a Hghl
vole belng polled. The result In tht
county Is rfs follows:, R. L. Gordon
480; O. C. Carlln, 211.
I.IkIiI ln Gordonnvllle.
GOUDONSVILLK. VA., .Tuno 9.?.A
very Ught vote wns polled here to-da\
In the election for Congress. Of thi
70 votos east Gordon received 60 ani
Carlin 16. Tn tlireo preclncts In Orang.
county Gordon's majority la 121, nvltl
four preclncts. yet to bo hoard from.
MANASSAS, VA., Jiino 9.?Tha olec
tion passed off quletly ln this county
wlth hut sllght Inlerost fltinnlfested
Mannssas glvos Carlln 150, Gordon 9'
votes. SHO votes east In county; Carllt
has 333 majority.
WARRENTON, VA., .luno 9.-~Elgh
teen preclne.ta out nf nlnetean giv
Carlln a majority of 213, Tlie one re
mainlng preclnct wlll Incroitso this \>
or 15 votes, Warrentou gave Gordoi
a majority of 05 out of a totnl vote o
FAIRFAX. ' VA., June 9.?Nearly al
the preolncts in Fulrfax county Miavi
been heard froip, and Carlln'a inojorlt)
is between 500'and 000.
READ SPEECH OF
Abscnce of General Lee Has
Cast Glopin over Reunion
GREAT CROWD THERE
TO WITNESS OPENLNG
Elcction Will Take Place To-D.iy
and Piacc of Next Meeting
Will Bc Clioscn?Entirc
City Does Honor
to Old Sol?
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.. luno D.?!
AA'llh almost a record-breaklng
ntiendance. the clghtecnth nn
nusl reunion of the United
Confederate Veterans was
oponed in thls clty to-day at the IIlp
podronie, Blnnlnghnr.t's largcst'conven
tlon hall. The day's scsslons wero
devoted to orgnnlzation and to welcom
Ing addrcsses, and the real buslness
of Ihe meeting wlll como up at to
morrow's sesslon, when a commander
In-clilef to succeed thc lulo General
.Stephen 1 >. I.ee wlll bo elected! and
the placo for holdlng tho next reunion
wlll be chonen. In addltion to tho flrst
sesslon of the veterans' conventlon to
day there were tnentlngs of the Sons'
of Veterans, tlie Confederate Surgeons'
Assoclatlon, the' Confederate Memorlal
Assoclatlon and other organlzatlcm;
connected wllh the U. C. V.
AVhen the conventlon was called to
order by Major-General Ocorge P.
llarrlson, the Hlppodrome, whlch seats
5.000 persons.i was crowded to ovcr
flowing and many falled to get adinls
Tlie weather was cxtremely warm,
and many of the old soldlers suffered
much dlsoomfort. A gloom has been
enst over the reunion by the recent
tleath of General Lee. who was to pre
slde over tho meetlngs of the veterans
and whose annual address had already
been prepared. This address was prlnt
eri and dlstributed to tho veterans to
t'.oy, but the readlng of lt was post?
poned on account of tho great heat.
The conventlon was oponed wlth a
prayer by the chaplaln-general, tho
Rev. Dr. J. AVIlliam Jones, whlch was
followed by a selectlon by a children's
chorus of 200 voices. Mayor AVard, of
Birmingham. then wolcomed the vet?
erans on behalf of tho city, and Gov?
ernor Corner spoke for the State. Other
v-elcomlng addresses- were made by
.representatives of tho local veterans'
General K. L, Rnssell. who was In
vlted by General I.ee to delfver thc
oratlon 'to the veterans.'was the next
speaker. He pald a Iilgh trlbtite to
General Lee. descrlblng hlm as ho ap?
peared In bat'tle, and then dlscussed
the condltions leading up to tlie war.
General Russell was followed by Gen?
era] O. O. Wright.
AVhen the buslness sesslon had been
concliided. many of the veterans went
to Capltol Park. where band concerts
wero glven and where many old ac
tiualntances were renowed.
At the State Fair Grounds to-night,
where flie Hotel John B. Gordon
whlch was opened for'? tho free ac
commodatlon of veterans. Is located
the veterans assombled to wltness a
grand flieworks dlsplay.
Among those whose names are men
tioned for eommander-in-chief are
General Clement A. Evans, of the De?
partment of Tennessoe; General Cabell
of Texas, and General Gbr'don, of Mem?
Chattanoogn, Atlanta and Houston
aro the contestants for the next cori
yention. and all are making hard flghts
to secure the honor. ?? f
To-night the streets of the cltv aro
crowded with the veterans and 'their
frlends it belng estimated that no
fower than 25,000 strangers aro in the
dters ?f Wh0m ar? OId 80l#
CITY CR0WDED"wITH VETS
AOciidnnee I,nrBer Than AVn* Rxn-ct
cd? AUcnUonn to^Vlrglnlnna. "
BIRMINGHAM. ALA.. June 9?Tho
attendunce on the- reunion exceeds all
wXifin?tait,on5'. ?Irmingham's hospltallty
which has wlde reputation. is taxed to
he Inilt, Every traln brlngs hundreds
of veterans nnd visitors. r.ast nlght
and to-day more, than thlrty special
tralns besides the fifty regular tralns
with from elght to flfteon coaches each
were requlrcd to accommodate the
crowds. The veterans' camp was
senrcely hall largo enough, and urgent
calls for quartors wero mado by the
Commcrcial Club and committeo of ar
rangements. To-day twonty-five lend
Ing clttzons met hurnedly nud ralsed
-510,000 tn addltion to tlie $30 000 al?
ready raised. The pressuro of tho
crowds for accommodatlgns was tcr
rlfic all day, bue by herolc efforts the
local commlttees aro taklng care of
* Lee Cnmp's Traln Lnle.
Lee. Camp, of Richinond. dld not ar?
rlve untll this mornlng at 10 o'clock.
after boing foity-eiglit hours on tho
routo via the Southern and Queen and
Orescent. The camp brought about
thlrty-flA'o inen, under coiiimand of
General D, A. Rrown and Adjutant J.
Taylor Stratton. All tho men wero
well, and wero partlcularly fortuiuito
in having secured far ln mlviinco ex?
cellent i|iiarters at tho Colonlal Hotel.
Thelr trip wns witliout any sort of
accldent. Two ? inombers of pickott
Camp, of Richmond, are wlth them.
Aniohg tho members of I.ee Camp pres?
ent aro: Charles A. Spence, J. Tliomp.
son Brown, AV. J. Llghtfool, Jr.'. Dreiv.
iy Bowles, Alexander Jennlngs, Georgo
Denn, J, H. Brauer, A. N. Olll.
About thlrty men of A- V. Hlll Camp.
of Petersburg, under General Stlth
Rolllng, arrlved thls mornlng; All are
IllCIllllUIIM vwn.' r>*?..> a nt" auciiMHiinj ,n
the largest at any of the reunlons ex
eopt one ln the A'lrglnla capltal); Mrs.
G. S. Trlplett, Mrs. T. I>\ Tallnferro.
Mrs. H. C. I.lttle. of Rlchmond; AV.
AValker AVai-e, Mlss Mary AVorron, Mlss
Lettto A\rn.shlngton, of AVilllamsburg;
Mlss Kinma Bnrtlette, of Potoraburg;
Mrs. AV. .1. Brown. of Ablngdnn; Mrs.
John C. Coloy, tho Misses Rolnhardt,
of Richinond: Colonel A, J. Bonduran't,
of Buoklngham; Mlss Ilallio Hurrlson,
of Petersburg; Mr. nnd Mrs. R. w.
MtithewH. of BrUtol; CfiUinel AV. K.
TContfnueii on Second rauaJi
OREGON FOR BRYAN
Sliile C'iMivrnltnii Inslruel* BrlrKnlrs
lo Vole for Hlm.
I'ORTLA.N'n. OltKGON, Jtitte 9.?The
bemooftttlc Stato Convention here to
day <lecled four deleg?.tcs-at-lai'go
und two dplogtites from cnch congres
slonal dlstrict and passed resolutlons
Indorslng William .1. Bryan for ithe
presldenti,i| nomlnntlon. Tho resolu
tlon dlrocta tlie Oregon dcloga'tcs to
Kiipport Mr, Bryan "so long ns llts
tinino remnlns before tlie convention."
The followlng were choscn dolc
gales-at-largoi M. A. Millor, II. D.
.Inman, J. A. Mootli, W. V. Matlock, D.
J. Fry, L. M. Trnvis. Charles K. Henry
and D. M. Watson.
SPEAK IN LOUISIANA
People Unnhlc to Drclde Belvfpcn Hrynn
? and .lolmson.
NEW ORLEANS. LA.. Juno 9.?Be
cnuse of dnubl ns to the true uttlttide
of Loulslnnn's Democracy toward the
cnndldacy of Governor John A. John?
son, of Mlnnesota, and William J. Bry
Bii, of Nobrnskn, for tho nominatlon
for President, It wns declded hero
to-day to glvo botli of them un op
liortiinlty to appear befofc tho peo?
ple' of tho State. Tho deulslun wat
inndo by the Now OrleatiK Progrosslvt
Union, tho memborship of whlch ln
cludes a majority of lhe leadlng mer
of Louisianu. , ln behalf of this or
ganlzallon, Invitatlona to address the
peoplo of the State at New Orleam
woro to-day wircd to Governor John?
son and Mr. Bryan. Tho New Orleunt
Progressive Union belng non-polIt|cnl
however. and lncludlng In Its member?
shlp also tlie loadjng Republlcaris o
the Slate, 'the comuiittcc havlnir th*
matter In ehargo declded that lt woulc
be the best form to troat Democrats
and Republlrnns alllce and accordlng
ly slmllar Invltatlons were extended tr
Secretary of War Taft, Oovernoi
Hughes. of New York; Vlce-Presldeni
Fnlrbanks, Speaker Cnnnon and Sena
nrynn Not Going.
LINCOLN, NEB? June 9.?William J
Brynn,- lt ls stnted, wlll . not go ti
I.oulslana In response to an Invltatlot
sent from New Orleans. Mr. Bryan hai
planned to rest at Falrvlcw nnd I
probably wlll bo at least a month ho
fcro ho goes outslde the State. All
vlcos were received to-day to the ,cf
feet that Colonel Henry Watterson, o
l.ouisvillc, ls on hls way to Llnco'.t
to confer wlth Mr. Bryan, and wll
probably arrlvo to-morrow. Mr. Bryat
will dellver the oratlon at tho Wes
leyan Unlverslty commencement cxer'
ENTERED ROOM OF LADIES
Young AugiiNta Connty Mnn Cbargci
Wlth Scrloiis Offcnae.
I Speelal to Thf Tlmes-Dispatch.l
STAUNTON. VA.,- Juno 9.?Calvii
Stcele, of tho Greenvlll. neighborhoot
was commltted to Jail to awalt th
action of the Augusta county gram
Jury. charged wlth attempted assaul
on the' wlfe and daughter of I. K
Vlnes, a neat*by nelghbor.
Vlnes waa away from home. Steol
.entered tho house nbout 2 o'clock thi
mornlng and entered the room occuple
by Mrs. Vlnes and her daughter. age
about elghteen. They mado an other;
and the son of Mrs. Vlnes, who was ii
home, was aroused . and succeeded 1
capturing. the intruder, who claln
that he wnlked in hls sleep and wa
unconscious of what ho was dolng.
Steelo ? is unmarrled, about twenty
flve years old, and well connected.
CRAWFORD FORCES WIN v
Hc Dcfenlen KIHrcdKc for. Senate'an
Vnaai-y -IVIH Be Governor.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Juno 9?Re
lurns at midnlght from the Republlcn
primary election. though far from con
plete, Indicate the nominatlon of Got
crnor Crawford for United States Senr
tor ovor A. V. Kittredge. the lncun
bent. by rierliaps 8,000 majorltv. Tl'
nominatlon of - Stato Senator "w. (
Vassey, of WTatertown, the - Crawfor
candldate for Governor, Is equall
probable. whlle Indlcatlons point 1
the auccess of Burko and Martln. tl
Kittredge, or "stalwart." candldate
for Congress. Returna from tho Blac
Hllls countles, whlch aro' supposed 1
be solid for Kittredge, have not vi
been received. but it ls not antlclpate
that their majoritles wlll be sufflclot
to overcftmo the Crawford lead iu tl:
rest of the State.
This connty, tlie home of Senate
Kittredge, gave hlm a majorltv of 45
Hls frlends had expected 900 to 1.00
Governor Crawford's home count;
Beadle, gave hlm a majority of nbot
FEATHERSTON 0PERATED 0N
Lynchbtiri- I.atryor Haa Klontlnj, Cata
? ? rnct Hcmoved from Bye.
PHILADELPHIA. PA., June 9.
Howell C. Feathorston, inembor of th'
Virginia Houso of Delegates, wa
cperatod upon at the Medlco-Chlrurgl
cal Hospital yesterday afternoon fo
tho removnl of a floating cataract ii
his left eye. This ls regarded as oiv
of the most difficult operations li
surgery. It wns performed by. Prof
essor L. Webster Fox, aml waa entlre
Mr. .Feathorston. who is ono of th
leadlng lawyers of Virginia, ilves Ii
Lynchburg. Two years ngo at lb
same instltutlon hls rlght eye wa.
opcrated upon for a cataract.
ALL THINGS ARE READY
Ilunnokc Prenarert to Tiilic Care of th
[Special tn Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.l
ROANOKI0. VA., June 9,?Roanok
has everylhlng In reaillness for th
Democratic State Convention, whic
nicots here en Thursday. Comniitlee
liavo beon appointed. heutlquarters nn
bureau of Inforinatlon furnlshed an
n bnnner of welcome hung out.
About twenty sentterlng delogate
arrlved to-dny, lncludlng Senator Joh
W. Daniel and Gonernl ,James McGil
..XOTHJ-.I. PROBABI.E VIC'TIU
OF MRS.-U-_l.L_- Ul'INNRS
15AU CLAIRE. WIS., June 9.?Chris
tlo Hllkveri, who formerly resldcd I
Dover, four mlles south of Chetek, an
who mysteriously dlsnppoared froi
thei-o ln 1906, after selllng hls fari
for $2,000 In ensh, Is belleved to hav
been a vlctliu of Mrs. Gttinness, r
Lnporte. The edltor of the Deo.ora
(.lowai Post, for whlch Hilkven sut
scrlbod. wrltos tHllkveu's frlends tht
tho Intter had hls paper chanfjod t
I.aporte nnd tho postmaster at Laport
states that Hllkvon's mall waa delh
er6d at Mrs. Gulnnoss's.
Indorse Mllchell for Ylcr-I'rr-ldc-ii
DALLAS. TKX., Juno 9.--At a' confes
eneo to-dny of loadtng Democrats c
Toxus, ln-^ludliiK members of the Den
ocratlc State. Exeuutlve Commlttei
John Mltohell, former presldent of th
Unltod Mlne Workers,-wns lndorsed fc
Vloe-Prnsideitt on tho tlcket. with V
J, Bryan, and n natlonal campalgn I
the Interest of tho labor leader wo
Sensational Scenes at Chica?
go Accompany Consider
ationof Several Contests.
TO BOOM CORTELYOU
Secretary of Treasury Said to Bo
Backed by Taft and Roosevelt.
Comprotnise Between. Taft
and Anti-Taft Forces
Arouscs Ire of
HICAGO, June !).?-After workin*
four days, and wlth flve othef
dnys yet to come before tha
meetlnK ot the conventlon. tht
Republican Natlonal Commlttee
adjourned late to-dny wlth two-flfths
of Its contests declded. Thls estlmate,
Is based upon thc nctual number of
contests tlled, sixty havlng yet to ba
hennl, forty-ono havlng yoen settled.
H Is probable, Jiowever, that the coin-'
mltteo' has tn reallty flnlshed about
one-half the t.otnl amount ot work lm
^.josod on lt by tho numerous con
ytestlng tlelegatlons from tho Southern
States. There aro In Texas contests
on delegates at large ln ench of.tho
slxteen distrlcts. Theso will be con
solldated, retruelng tho nggregato num?
ber of cases yet tobe heard to forty
four. There Is a posstblllty also that
consolldatlon may be made ln Vlrglnla
and other States. The commlttee to
day declded flfteen contests, affeCtina
thlrty-slx delegates; of these twen
ty-seven aro for Taft. and the rematn
lng nlne, all of whom are "black and
tans" from Louislana, have tentatlvolj
agreed that they wlll east thelr votn
for the secretary. There ls, however,
no blndlng agreement to that effect.
The contests declded to-day affected
the delegates at large in Louislana and
Mlssisslppi, seven Jistrlcts in Louis?
lana, six in Mlssisslppi and ono ln
The Louislana contcst, which war
tho most Important of thc day. resultco,
ln a split delegatlon, the commlttee, on
a dlvlslon of twenty to thlrty, decldtng
lo seat both the "Llly AVhlte" or Taft
delegatlon and tho-''black and tans''
wlth half a vote for each. Thls agree?
ment Avas not reached untll after re
peated conferences and much anxlouu
telegraphlng and telephonkig between
Chlcago and AVashlngton.
Tho doclslon flnally reached by the
commlttee was carrled out witli tho
full consent and approval of both Sec?
retary Taft and 'Presldont . Itoosevoltv
It provlded that the Republican party
ln Loulsiana shall bo roorganlzed un?
der thc dlrectlon -f a commtttoo of
three, cotnposed of.tho chalrman, the
secretary and one member of tho In
comirig natlonal commlttee. The com?
mlttee to-day passed a resolutlon ln
structlng tho natlonal commlttee to
name as thls member Pearl AVIght, the
present natlonal c.ommltteemau from
AVonyotu Very Mud.
Thc agreement -as reached between
the Taft and antl-Taft olemonts on
the commlttee, and as later carrled into
effect, was hlghly dlspleaslng to tln?
"Llly AA'hltcs," headed by ex-Goverhor
Tho Governor declared wlth great
cmphasls that he would not accept tho .
comproinise, btit would carry. tho flght
before tho credentlals commlttee, and
lf defeatcd thero he would go home.
Other members of the "Llly AVhlte"
factlon were not so omphatic ln thelr
slatcments, and the Taft managers aro
hopeftil that they can bring them to
see tho wlsdom *>f to-day's actlou be?
fore tho national conventlon ls called'
The "black and tans" accepted tho
comprotnise witli entire satlsfaction.
It was originally supposed that thelr
votes. lf they had been seated as delo-.
gates, would bo east for Senator For
aker, but after tho commlttee had de
tormincd the contest they. announced
that thoy woro unlnstructed. and en?
tered Into a tentattvo arrangomeut, by
vlrtue of which they wlll vote for Sec?
retary Taft. They clalmed that they.
wero flghting cspeclally for reeogni-'
tlon of their orgnnlzation, and that
with them all other questtons were
comparatively dwarfed. Tho agree?
ment to vote for Taft, however, is not
blndlng, and to all lntents and pur
poscs the "black and tan" votes front
Louislana aro still unlnstructed.
Soiuethlng of a sensatlon was creat
ed during the hearing of the Louis?
lana contcst by Ormsby McHarg, of
AVashlngton, general counsel for alt
the coiuestlng Taft delegatlons.' Mr.
Mc-Hurg had not been informed by th:?
political managers of the impenditig
settlement and during hls ar'gument bo
fcro the commlttee declared that there
would be no coinpromlse,, stating that
ho had vlsited the South at the "re?
quest of Ihe next Presldent of tho
United States," his words plalnly re-.
fc-rrlng to tho Secretary of AVar. Sen?
ator lloyburn wtts on hls foot tho lu
stant Mr. McHarg had concluded hin
argumeilt. The Senator wns livid wlth
wriith and protested vehomentlyagainst
tho language used by tho attorney, de
olnrlng that it was nolhlng less than a
threat lo compel the commlttee lo act
aa ho doHired. Tho Taft- men ou th?
comniltteo attempted to smaoth the
matter over, but Senator Scott, of AVest
A'lrglnla, refused to bo reconclled and
declared that ho bellovod Alr. McHarg
had spoken exae.tly as he thougltt an:l
was atletupting to browbeat tho oom
Commltteeman John G. Caners, ot
South Caroltiui,. proposed at tho con
cluslon of Senator Scott's speoeh thal
all attorneys appearlug beforo , the
eonnnlttce bo roqttosted to refraln froiii
uslng laiigiiiigo sinillar to that adopt?
ed by Mr. McHarg. Nn voto was taken,
but tho Incltlent provoked much feel?
ing and occupled the nttentlou of (he
conuitlUoo for flfteen minutes.
Later Mr. McHarg, ln nddrosslng tho
commlttee on the Mlssisslppi contest*,
offered a graeoful apology, suying that
he had spoken meioly as counsel, and
not for tho Secretary of War. Thi*
closed tho matter entlroly. oxcept tha*
Mr. Mcilarc later call?d un?? tk* T?X?