tllE TIMKfl POUNDRD 1SS8.
tHE DIHPATCH FOUNDBD 1880.
WHOLE NUMBER 17,693.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1908.
PRTCE TWO CENT
Secretary of War Says Dem?
ocrats Who Object to Bryan
Should Support Taft.
SEVERE ON NOMINEE
Idajor Dooley Warms Academy
Audience hy Reference to Sec
retary's Gallant Fight for
to .Vote for Public's
CLOSINO the campaign for thc
Republlcans of UiIb clty In the
natlonal contest last night,
Secretary of War Luke EJ.
Wrlght made a vlgorous
epeech at tlie Acarlomy of MurIc wlilch
"waa well recelved by an audlence
Whlch almost fllled tlie house.
Promlnent men and women fllled the
boxes and tlio eholcest seats ln the
liouse, and all those who spoke from
the platform were llbcrully applauded.
It was 8:20 o'clock when the curtain
went up, and Major James II. Dooley
rapped for order. Ho inade a brief
lipeech. introduclng Mr. John Skeiton
Willlamtf, who ln turn presented Sec?
"I am a Democrat." said Major Dool?
ey. ln opening, "and yet I am not such
an arrant coward as to be afrald to
doclare my convictlons upon f.ubllc
mattera Involved ln thls campaign.
Mr. W. J. Bryan is the champion ofth e
eeeker of the whole world. Thls Mr.
Bryan Ib doubtless a great polltlcal
boss, but he ls no true Democrat. I
/ought through the war for the rlghts
of my people, and I have tried to stand
?_y them ln tlmes of peace."
In speaklng further of Mr. Bryan,
Major Dooley sald: "Thla gentleman
came out of the Popullattc fold In 1S3F,
to crucify the Democratic party on a
tross of gold. He did crucify us then.
1 did nol vote for him iti 1S96, and 1
phall not vote for him ln thls elec?
In closlng hla speech Major Dooley
paid a high tribute tr, S'-rretary
Wrlght, who, h" sald, had fought ga!
lantty for the South in war, and who
?-tood up for Democratic princlples
i nl a clean, honest ballot up to tlie
llt day Thls s^ntinre was loud
ii i :? ??_, ?:.?! as Major Dooley closed
with a trlbute to Mr. Williams, who
lat^r presented Mr. Wrlght. there waa
The speech of Mr. Wllllams was of
ten Interrupted by cheerlng and hand
When he was windlng up and pre?
paring to Introduf-o Mr. Wrlght there
?was a season of cheerlng which was
.Mr. Wllllams was sev-pre in hls
? trlctures upon Mr. Bryan. and In
crltlclzlng him sald: "He has been
everythlng by turns, and nothlng long;
an abstract of all the polltlcal faults
that men fall Into.
"That he poses notv as a conserva?
tive glves me no assurance that by
next March he wlll not be alarmlng
the country wlth some new faptastlc
folly or wlth a rottu-n to sorne old
Aoonrd^d Flne Reception.
The great audience rose en masse
?when Secretary Wright came forward
'The war secretary did not spare Mr
'Bryan at any time during his speech
j of more than an hour.
"W. J. Bryan. never drew a Denio
.cratlc breath ln hls llfe," he declared
in opening. "If he were a mere shifty
, demagogus I mlght say all right, but
he Is a man -who Is honest. earnest and
?wrong, and ho is therefore danger
Mr. Wrlght pald hls respects to Cof
ionel Henry Watterson, of Loulsvllle,
ln no uncertain language. "He was a
cltlzen In war and a soldler In peace."
ideclared the speaker. "He ls what we
'itall down In Tennessee a bottle-scarred
veteran. He Is a swashbuckler, who
fias fought as readlly on one slde as
the other, and wlth the same
"In dlscussing what I .regard as the
tparamount Issue presented to the
Amerlcan people ln thls campaign,"
tsaid Secretary Wright, "I have demon
etrated, at least to my own satlsfao
tlon, and I hope to yours, that Mr.
Bryan is not only not a Democrat hlm?
self, but thnt the doctrlnes whlch ho
has so persistently urged and In the
soundness of which he so thoroughly
belleves, are popullstlc and sociallstfc
ln thelr character and tendencles, and
dangcrous In their results. On the
other hand, It soetns equally clear thnt,
' -whlle we may not fully agree wlth all
of Judge Taft's views, on the whole.
they are sensible and conservative, ar.d
the interests of all the American peo?
ple wlll br. safe ln hls hands as Presi
df-nt. Tf you agree with me lu thls
concluslon, I ask If there Is any good
nnd sufflclent reasoh why you and I
Bhould not vote as we thlnk."
Mr. Wrlght declared that ln antr
boUum days the men of the South in
publlc debate freely dlscussed pollcles
nnd princlples. After the war local
conditions vltally affectlng their wel?
fare seemed, irrespectlve of national
conslderatlons. to requlre thelr ad
lierence to tho Democratic party.
While theso conditions no longer exist,
the largo majorlty of the substantUiI
men of the South, he sald, either from
force of habit or from pvejudice, con?
tlnued to vote rhe Democratic tlcket
wlthout reference to the measures
which lt propounded or the men it
presented as candidates. Tiils, ho add?
ed, has been unfortunate for the South
Jocally, and in natlonal polltlcs the re
f>u!t has been stlll worse.
South Democratls AnmpI.
"The South has boen treated," he
fcnld, "even in tho councils of tlio Dem?
ocratic party, not as a domlnant force.
as it should have been, Imt rnninly as
a party asset, representing just so
hiany electoral votes. The pollcles of
the party have been shaped by tho
puggestlon of party leaders from othor
pcetions of the country, not wlth ref
rrenee to the real feellngs or Interests
nf the South, but to meet the supposed
rolltlcal exigencies of the East and
"The South for nearly forty years
Jins presented Its ltirfco electoral vote
[o tiie Democratic party, and yet dur
. Jner nll lhat ttme a Southern man has
hever found placo upon the natlonal
Ilcket. From tlmo to tlme, In view al'
lhe undoylnting support whlch tlu
Couth has glven to the purty, the sur
grstlon has been made that It wns
iConUnuoa on l-'ourth Page,)
i linlii Themaelven to Grllle nnd Mnkc
DeiiKinnliiillini lu riirlliinu-nt.
I.ONOON, Ootober 28.?Hurfrngetti
dlsturbances havo ilrlven the govern
niolit to. tlie unusual course of lei,i
pornrlly closlng lhe strangers' ant
Indles' gallerle* tn tlie House of Com?
mons. TIiIh was announced by thi
S[ieaker In reaponse lo a qiiestlor
from Premler Asqulth nnd Mr. Balfour
tiie leader of the oppositlon. ns Parlla
ment waa adjournlng to-nlght.
Whlle the Houso was dlseusslng thi
llCenitng bill, a scnsatliiti wns cnusei
hy ihe rllHplny of a plncard and sud
den shrlll crles from the ladies* gal
ier- rieniandlng votes for women
whlle slmultaneously n liundle of hand
bllls fluttered down from tlie strang
ers' gallery at the opposlte end of tlu
Chamber, and a man shouted protest:
agalnst "Injustlce to women." Attend
ants hurrled to the gallerles and thi
inale offender was unceremonlouslj
ejected, but from tlie ladies' gallerle:
sounds were heard of a despr-rati
struggle. Two suffragettes had flrmlj
rhalned themselves to the grllle, anc
reslsted for* a tlme all efforts at re
moval, crying continuously ln shrll
tones their demands for votes.
Druggei! From Posts.
The scene was watched wlth amaze
ment from thn floor of the Hduae, bu
finally the suffragettes were draggei
from their . posts and removed, bu
only after portlons of the grllle weri
removed wlth them.
Ten mlnutes later thert was anothet
dramatlc scene, a man In the strangers
gallery flinglng another bundle of bllli
down upon the House and slioutlng
"Why don't you give women votes ani
relleve tho unemployed?"
Altendants ruslied upon hlm, but hi
reslsted flercely the attempts made ti
carry hlm bodlly from tbe gallery
After a desperate struggle the attend
ants succeeded ln ejecting the man
About the same tlme a large body o
suffragettes made a demonstratioi
outslde the Parllament bullding ani
flfteen ot them were arrested.
According to their companlons tlu
whole thlng had been planned beforn
hand with great secrecy. One ban<
was to demonstrate outslde the building
another tn the lohby of the House ani
a third In the gallery. The galler:
contlngent numbered fourteen, but I
was attended by many passlve sympa
MARKING THE GRAVES
General Omtm Reporti? to the Preslden
Progreaa of Work.
WASHINGTON, D. C, October 28.
General W. C. Oats. of Alabama. who 1
auperlntendlng the marklng of th
graves of Confederate soldiers who dlei
in Federal prlsons, called on the Pres
Ident to-day and told hlm of the pro
gress of the work. He said that of th
$200,000 approprlated hy Congres
117."'hi had been expended.
One matter brought to the Presl
dent's attentlon was that the law pro
vided for slmple white marble head
ike those in Arlington Nationa
f'emeterv. and In thln respect, ln som
cases, it was Imposslh!.. to rarrv ou
tbe law. one ltu>tanr-e was at Indian
apolls, where 1,620 Confederate prison
ers were burled and afterwards take:
up by a rallroad company, whieh want
ed to use the ground. This compan
had been glven permlssion to remov
the hodies, and In reinterring them al
had b.-en placed ln an acre of grotin
in Oreenlawn Cemetery. in many case
more than one ln a grave. Thero wa
nothlng to Indlcate who the soldier
In the graves were, General Oats tol<
the President, so they cannot he marke.
Indlvldually. It is General Oats's Ide
to mark these graves with a shaft o
whlte marble, bearlng the names of al
the soldiers hurled there, but this can
not be done without changing the law
Mfr. Oats said there were many slm
llar Instaneos throughout the countr;
but the work was progresslng favora
ably. At Columbus, Ohio, where 2.2B
Confederates died at Camp Chase, th
graves have all been carefully market
ln all. 25,000 Confederate soldiers dle>
ir. Federal prisons and were buried a
different points from Boston to Sant
Fe, New Mexlco.
STORY OF HARDSHIP
'even Chtonmen Arrlve In San Frnn
i-lhi'ii After Severe Experlence.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, October 2!
?A story of hardships as castaways i
the soutli seas is told by seven Chines
who arrived on the ateamcr Manchurl
from Hong Kong. They formed th
crew of tiie harkentine Ebston. whlc
was wrecked on a reef 700 mlles fror
For seventy-seven days they labore
to repair the little vessel so it migh
agaln put to sea, subslstlng on a scan
amount of shlp's stores and flsh, an
roots found on the almost barre
Island. The repairs were complete'
on the 26th of last May, and Captai:
Roblson, of the barkentine, proposed t
sail for South Africa.
At thls time the crew mutinled, an>
for punlshment they were left fo
seven days on the Island, whlle th
captain stood off with the vessel. The
they were placed on board in irons
but later released and taken to Coco
Island, where fresli water and supplie
were obtalned. and from thls plac
they eventually made their way t
FOR A SANE FOURTH
Chlcago Cltlzen* Wlsh lo ltediiee Accl
ili'iits Iiiclilent to CelebratlonM.
CHICAGO, October 28.?Ineorpora
tion papers for the "Sane Fourth As
sociatlon" were asked for to-day b
Marquis Eaton, president of the llain
llton Club, and other citlzens of Chl
The objects of the new organiaatloi
lt ls stated, are to aid in the enforce
ment of all laws deslgned to reduc
tlie number of aceldents Incldent t
present methods of celebrating; t
give organlzed expression to senti
menH. in favor of "safe and sane
Fourth of July. and to endenvor t
secure such a type of celebration t
shall best promote true patrlotlsm.
LEARNING T0 FLY
Couul I><- l.iiinhcrl Tiiliing I.cnnoiih o
Wllliur Wrltclit's Aeroplane.
LE MANS, October 28,?Wilbi
Wrlght to-day gave the flrst lesson -i
handllng liis aeroplane, In accordant
wlth hls contract, to Count De Lam
bert. Three flights wero mado of 12,
and, 15 minutes, respectlvely, und tlie
proved very successfui. Mr. AVrlgl:
liad fltted a special lever ou hls nm
ehlne, whlch enabled him to contrt
his pupll's inoveinents and thus lesse
the danger of aceldents thut might I
likely tO nrise from iiiexporleneo.
At the end of his lesson (Yitinl D
l.aiuhert said that tlie liandling of tli
aeroplane was sliiiplteity Itself, aiul li
was confldent that he would beconi
^roflelent in a very shoit time.
HE IQDS SPEECH
Emperor Ferdinand Ad
dresses the Fourteenth
ASKS RUSSIA NOT TO
Peace and Prospcrity Was In
scribed on the Banner Unfurl
ed at Tirnovo, He Says.
All Just Claims Will
SOFIA, BULGARIA, October 28.?
The fourteenth Natlonal Bul?
garian Assembly was convened
for its autumn session thls af?
ternoon. The speech from the
throne was read by Emperor Ferdlnand,
and was emlnently paclflc ln character.
He defended the recent course of hlt
A typlcal passage of the message Ir
"Peace and prosperlty was lnscrlbcd
on the banner whlch was unfurled al
Tirnovo October Bth, and I count upon
my vallant and progresslve people to
asslst me ln tha defense Of our rlghteoup
iaiis.- of securlng peace and spr'eadlnii
the work of clvlilzatlon ln the Balkans
To Itrlinbume Just C'lalnin.
Contlnuing, the Emperor promlsed
to reimburse all just claims agalnsl
hls government. He mentioned hls re
oent reception by Emperor Erancls
Joseph as..proof of the benevolent attl?
tude of Austrla-Hungary.
He closed by expresslng the hope
that Russia would not desert thls new
rilavlsh emplre, whlch was her owi
Hls Majesty drove from the palace
to the Parliament, and thls was made
the occaslon of a brllllant milltary dis?
A salute of twenty-one guns waj
flred as the royal procession issuet
from the palace grounds. Hls Majest>
was everywhere greeted wlth enthusl
aatic cheers. The Empress had arrlver
twenty mlnutes earller and had taker
her seat In the royal box. In hls trl[
to the Parliament building the Empero:
was escortefl by platoona of horse
Kuards ln bright red tunlcs with wh.it'
Cablnet Attend* Hls M njeaty.
The Cablnet awalted Hls Majesty or
the terrace fronting the Sobranje au,
led the way Into the chamher, taklnj
thelr places around the foot of thi
throne. The Klng read hls speech
He then arose and uneovered and call
ed for cheera for "the Bulgarian -Czar
dom and people." to which those gath
ered within me bulldlng heartlly re
The Bulgarian Natlonal Assembly li
one of the most democratic leglsla
tures in Europe. It Is composed of i
single chamber and Its members art
elected dlrectly by the people.
Stop Milltary Preparatlon*.
PARIS, October 2S.?It was learnet
here authoritatlvely to-day that thi
Bulgarian government, ln view of thi
cessation of milltary preparatlons oi
the part of Turkey, and actlng upot
advice of thc powers, has decided ti
release to-morrow the 75,000 reservists
who have heen held to the colors. I
is hoped that tnis measure will reduci
the tenslon between Sofia and Con
EXPLOSION IN MINE
One Dend, One MlnalnK, Ouc DylnB
nnd Four Are Injured.
GADSDEN. AI.A., October 28.?Om
man dead, one tnlsslng, one dying am
four injured are some of the resulti
of a dynamlte exploslon at the Ham
mond mlnes, near the business sectioi
of the city, early to-night.
The dead?Henry Keil, Rome, Ga.
Fatally injured?Jake Lowman, i
member of the Gadsden flre depart
So terrlflc was the explosion tha
almost every plate glass front ln Gads
den was broken. Twenty-four miners
houses tn the vlclnity of the explo
slon were leveled to the ground am
many others are damaged.
The flre department, wlth forty men
had responded to an alarm, a housi
being on fire near the mlne magazine
Hundreds of spectators were standlni
near when the explosion suddenly oc
curred, and every one within a widi
radius was hurled to the ground
Stones were blown entlrely througl
the body of Kell, and no trace can b<
found of Hood. Miners had beei
drawlng exploslves from the magazln>
to-day, but no one seems abie to ac
count for the explosion. A number o
women and children standlng near thi
fire were more or less injured.
GOT LIGHT SENTENCE
lliiuk Cnahler Emhczxlecl $50,000, bu
His Family Made lleatilutiou.'
BATON ROUGE. LA., October 2S.
Oscar Kondert, formerly cashler o
the Flrst Natlonal Bank, of Batoi
Rouge, charged with the embezzle
ment of about $50,000 of the bank'
funds, was to-day sentenced to flv
years in prlson by Judge Saunders, li
the United States court.
Kondert and his family made restl
tution. and In consequenee hls senteno
was comparatlvely llght.
JDIED FROM EXPOSURE
U i 111 ii 111 II. Coeliriiii, Innuiril.-il nni
I.lving Alone, Found UucoiikcIoiin.
[Spaclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
LEESBURG, VA., October HS.-?Wil
liam H. Cocliran. a well-known citl
iton of Loudoun county, seventy-thre
years of age, nnd an ex-Confederat
soldler :of tha Elghth Virginia Regl
ment, dled yesterday from exposure
Uumarrleil and livlng alone, lie wa
found uncQ.n8C.l6ua from a fall bus
taUiod a week ago, and never recov
ered. lie was nilsst-d, aud wau nu
dlsoovered for threo days, He was i
nephew of tho late Dr. Wllllnm Cross
a former promlnent physician of thi
Tl LODKJT I?n
Voice Was Hoarse and He
Spoke Only Few
Governor Hughes Was Also Pres?
ent, and His Appearance and
Every Mention <ft liis Name
Caused tlie Crowd to Give
MHSON SQUARE GARDEN,
NEW YOItK. October 28.?
Wllllam H. Taft and Charles
E, Hughes were tho attrac?
tions at a great Republlcan
mass-meeting at Madlson Square Gar?
den to-nlght. The meetlng was re?
markable in more waya than one. At
every mentlon of the name of Gov?
ernor Hughes the hall rusounded with
cheering, and when lie entered the
liall the crowd, which fll|(-| every
available space in the audltorlum,
cheered hlm for slxteen mlnutes with?
out stopplng. Governor Hughes made
a characteristlc address, whlch was
But it remalned for Mr. Taft to In
spire the greatest demonatratlon. For
nineteen mlnutes Madlson Square Gar?
den trembled from the stamplng of
thousands of feet and the roar of
Mr. Taft tried to quell the racket,
but was pnwerless to do so.
When the nolse c.eased Mr. Taft be?
gan hls address. Hls voice was hoarse,
but the crowd was aatlefied merely to
look at him, and hls every word was
There were a number of other
speakers before Judge Taft and Gov?
ernor Hughes arrived. hut the throng
was impatient to hear the presldential
and the State nomlnee.
A Sweet Memory.
"The inspiration of this presence, n->
matter what happens on November 3d.
wlll always be the aweeteat memory cf
my life." said Mr. laft
Thls sentlment won tlie audlence at
A moment later the '-andidatp com
mended the Roosevelt pnlli-ies. and an?
other mighty shout nf approval went
When he said: "Bryan claims to be
the helr of tlmse ppllcles," a voice
piped up. "Yes. hot air," and another
big laugh was indulged ln.
A revlew of what the Republlcan
party has done was briefly made b.v
Mr. Taft spoke for less than ten mln?
utes because of the husklness of his
Prom the hall he hurried lo the
rallroad station. where he hoarrled hls
special train and began hls journey
Cllinnx Is Kenehed.
Thn Republlcan campaign ln New
York City reached its climax to-night.
when William H. Taft, presidentlal
candldate, and Charles E. Hughes. can?
dldate for Governor. spoke from the
same platform at Madison Square
Garden to an audience that fllled the
enormous amphitheatre. Their ap?
pearance at Madlson Square Garden
came at the end ef ? day which, from
j a politlcal vlewpolnt, wns most re
i inarkable. During the day Mr. Taft
1 spoke at fourteen meetlngs and Gov
j ernor Hughes al flfteen. Then. to
night. whlle the Madlson Square meet?
lng was in progress, a giant parade
was wending Its way in a downpour
| of rain down through the heart of the
; At 7 o'clock a heavy rain set in, but
j thla dld not interfere with Ihe crowd
I beslegtng the entrances to the garden.
I By 8 o'clock the pollce had to bar all
I except reserved seat tlcket holdere.
! The gallerles were girdled with Amer?
ican flags, the dome was hldden by a
mammoth American flag, and over the
maln entrance hung a big blue Y'ale
banner, with portralts of Taft and
Sherman on it and in the centre
A band of 100 pieces kept the crowd
from hecomlng Impatient during tlie
hour or more that elapsed before Gen?
eral Horace E. Porter. who presided.
called the meetlng to order. Stlrrlng
alrs were played amld the greatest
When Senator Henry Cabot Lodge
Senator Chauncey M. Depew, Senator
Wllllam Alden Smith and State Chair?
man Timothy L. Woodruff appeared
on the platform, they were glven an
Geuernl Porter Preslden.
General Porter began by saying that
he had never attended such an en
j thusiastlo meetlng. Then he attacked
Wllllam J. Bryan, saying that he was
sufferlng from politlcal and financial
"We like to see a practical man
these days," he said, "and Mr. Bryan
is the peraonlflcutlon of impractlca
j Taking up the issue of the guaran
| teelng of national bank deposits, lie
| said that Bryan's political economy
was like trylng io make tlie govern?
i ment smoko ,'-cent cigars when l?
| took lo cents' worth of matches tc:
i light them.
General Porter prophesied the elec
tion of Mr. Taft. At the mentlon ol
the candldate's name there was pro
longed cheering, and when, a moment
later, the speaker mentloned the name
of Governor Hughes, there was au
outburst of cheerlng that lasted fore
than two minutes.
Senator Lodge Spenks.
General Porter then introduced Sen?
ator Lodge, who began liis speech by
paylng a trlbute lo Governor Hughes
and his platform, and by uttaeklng
Mr. I'hiinler, hls Democratic opponent
He made a strong plea for the re-eloc
tion'of Governor Hughes. Taking up
national lssues. he said:
"The DeinoiTutio party objects lu
our talking' about the past, near oi
remote. They would liave us judge
them sulely by their future, which ls
(Contlmiecf in Second Page.)
CURTIS SAYS HE
Morse's Attorneys Try to
Make Him Out a Free
HE REFUSED TO LEND
TO AUGUSTUS HEINZE
Latter Wanted to Borrow S126,
000, and When It Was Refused
. He Presented Morse's Check
Next Day?Had Only
$3,100 on De
NEW YORK. October 28.?The ap
parent determination of Alfred
11. Curtls to exonerate hlmself
of all blame respectlng the
banking transactlons for which
ho and Charles W. Morse are now un
dergolng trlal In the L'nited States Dls?
trlct Court here became more detlned
to-day, whon, under the promptlng of
hls attorney, Mr. Curtls produced a
latter written by him, under date of
June 13, lfto?, and addressed to Morse,
in Whlch he protested vlgorously ngalnst
the continuance of practieea inaugu?
rated by the latter. whlch, ln Curtls's
oplnlon. constltuted a grave menace to
tho stablllty of tho Bank of North
The lncldent of tlie ovordraft of
$210,000 hy Morse was made the sub?
ject of searchlng quostionlng by the
wltness' attorney. Mr. Curtls related
the cornlng of F. Auguitus Helnze to
1,1m wlth a request for a loan of
$12fi.00f?, and hls refusal to grant tlio
accommodatlon. Morse remonstrated
with him. saying: "L'nloss we let them
Iihvo the money they must go to the
wall." Curtls stood flrm, however, he
fllg l.onn to Helnze.
But to hls amazoment. he testlfled, a
personal check of Charles W. Morse
for $12fi.ooo. rlrawn to the order of
Helnze, came through the next dny.
The check had been honored. although
at the tlme. the wltness sald. Morse
had a balance to hls credit of onlv
"I at once went to Mr. Morse." the
witness said. "and told hlni that he
must protect the bank and at once
wlpe out this overdraff. Mr. Morse
sent out and got two boxes of securi?
ties and turned over thelr contents to
me. I told him that thL- securltles he
offered wore insuffieient. nnd he offered
to give me an order on $1,000,000 of
steamship honds which he had on de?
poslt ln London. I accepted tho offer.
and upon belng given the order, at
once rabled to London to have the se?
curities held, subject to the Bank of
North Amerlca's order."
Desplte the efforts of Morse's attor?
neys to hold CurtiR ln the llght of a
free agent, who at all tlmes wns not
under tho control of Morse, tlio wit?
ness perslsted in maintalnlng hla con
tenalon that he was hut the Instrument
of another wlll and purpose.
An adjoumment was taken untll to
ASK FOR DECISION
I.tibor Leaders Wnnt tlie Contempt
t'a*ie-4 Settled Before Electlon.
WASHINGTON, D. C, October 2S.?
To facilltate a quick declalon before
the general electlon ln tlie contempt
proceedings against Prealdent Gom
pera, Vice-President john Mltchell and
Secretary Morrison. of the American
Federatlon of Labor, growing out of
the alleged boycott of tlie Buck Stove
and Range Company, of St. Ixmls, coun?
sel for the labor leaders to-day gave
notice to the counsel for the Bucks
Company that they wlll adduce no fur?
ther evidence in behalf of themselves,
and wlll submlt the case on. the evi?
dence as already produced. They sub?
mlt to the court that they are entitled
to an immedlate declslon.
The case had been set for a further
taking of testlmony in this citj- next
Thursday before an examlner, the
thirty days flrst allowed and twenty
days additlonal allowed for the pur?
pose of taking the testimony explring
on Thursday. Mr, Gompers and his
assoclate J^aders are anxlous that the
declsion be reached and announced Im?
GOING T0 TEXAS
Henry Clay Plerce Glvea Up Hls Flght
AUSTIN. TEX., October 28.?Henry
Clay Pierce ls coming back to Texas
to answer the Indictment against him
ln thls county charglng hlni witli false
swearlng. Governor Campbell was to
day advlsed by Judge Barclay, of St.
Louls, Who represented tlie State at the
hearlng of Plerce, that the St. Louis
man wlll be here November 9th to
Plerce ls now at hls summer home
ln Massachusetts. The case wJll bo
called before .ludge Calhoun of the
Flfty-thlrd Ulstrlct Court, but lt ls be?
lleved that an erfort wlll he mado to
get a change of venue.
The Loraln nr.nl Weat Vlrginla Com*
pany Coualdered to lie Soiwut.
CLEVELAND. OHIO. Ootober 38.?By
nn order of Judge Taylor In the United
Statos Clrcult Court to-day the prop?
erty of tho Loralu nnd JSVest Virginia
Railway Company was relcased from
the Wheellng and Lake Erle Railway
Company receivershlp and turned back
to the original owners. Just before
the recelver was npolnted for the
Wheellng and Uake Erle arrangements
had heen mado by the Wheellng to ab
soVb the Loraln road, (in-J |( was, thore
foro, orlglnally Included lu the recelver*
shlp. The Loraln road is now Indt'
pemlent nnd ls oucsldered to lie solveut.
FATAL SHOOTING IN LEE
A. ,1. Mcl.anc, of Nt. CliaiU-N, UllU-,1 hy
ittHt IU-U-hi-r?llclflu-i- lliil.
| Spaolal to Tlio Timea.DUpahli. |
KEOICBB, LHE COUNTY; VA., Octo?
ber 98, -a. J. ,Mci,aiu-. of si. Charles
Va., was shot and lustaiil ly kllloil Siu -
urday evening at t imt place by Mai
licli-hcr. Both men are sald tu luivi
lieiui Intoxlcati'd. aml are of [iruiuinent
famllii'.-i. and liave wives and children
Uulclu'V uacupud. tuicai.
uovernor Patleraon Gettlng nt iiotioni
Of Vlgllt-ltldcr ltutriic_;,.N.
CAMP NEMO, REfiL FOOT LAKE,
TENN., October 28. ?Wlthin one week
from thn time tlie soldiers of Tennes?
see, under personal dlrectlon of Gov?
ernor M. II. I'atteraon, sprend their
tents ln tho heart of the night-rldor
reglon, evidence of tho most damaglng
nature agalnst the murderers of Cap?
taln Qucntln Rankln has been un
Frank Farrlner last night confessc.l
and impllcated tnn or twelve men now
In custody. Ho gave names and went
Into detalls. Karrlner Is carefuily
guarded ln an isolated tent. Farrl
ner's confesslon came after a long
gruelllng examlnatlon ln Colonel Ta
tom's tent. Governor Patterson ln per?
son questloned the wltness. The Go.'
ernor expressed hlmself to-nlght is
hlghly pleased wlth what had been
"We are gettlng some mighty strong
evidence," ho said, "and I am confl?
dent we wlll discovor the members of
this maraudlng band and convlct
Elghtj-Flve Under Arreat.
Besldes Ferrlner, four other men am
guarded In separatn tents to-nlght.
They are Tom Johnson, of Hornbeak,
alie^erl to be ono of the nlght-rlder
captains; his cousin. Garrett Johnson.
of Spout S'prlngs. also alleged to be a
captain of thn band; Wlll Watson,
captured yesterday, who Is under ln?
dlctment In I.ake county fnr whipplng
old man Wlnn, and Fred FInlon and a
man named Thorn. A score of addl?
tlonal prlsoners were brought In to
day. Most of them aro wanted as
wltnesses, but three, who were appre
hended, are regarded as important.
prlsoners. They nre Fred Plnlon, J.
A. Johnson and R. L. Knlghl. On the
arrivjil at camp to-nlght of Major 'R.
E, Martln and hls detachment brlng?
lng eight or ten prlsoners, Governor
I'atteraon conducted a court of in?
qulry in hls tent, examlnlng slngly
those brought In. The total number
of arrests. Inoltidlng to-day's round
up, ls elghty-flVe, and of thls number
It Is alleged that half belong to the
Sheriff Dawson and a squad of men
left to-day for Tlptonvllle to take Ted
Burton from the jall to Unlon Clty.
Rumora say that an effort may he mado
to lynch Burton because he confessed,
but Sheriff Halnes things no such ef?
fort is likely.
Editor ln Arreated.
Major J. Brlght Horton, leadlng a
detachment of soldiers, returned to
ram^ to-day, havlng In charge James
M. Brlce, pdltor of Troy News-Banner.
Mr. Brlce was Immediately ordered re
Ieased, as it was clear that a mlstako
had been made. Brlce Is not only a
prominent and lnw-abldlng cltlzen of hls
town, but one of the best known news?
paper men ln Western Tennessee.
Colonel Taton said the arrest nf
Brlce waa the result of a mlsunder
standlng of orders. as much hls fauit
as anybody'8. Editor Brlce- returned
to nis home at Troy to-night.
InventlgnUon Dleeloaea How nupnnt
Powder Company llno lt.
<KEW YORK. Oetober 28.?How the
Pupont Powder Company cut pru.-es ln
the South to put lhe Chattanooga
Powder Company out of husiness was
brought out to-day at the resumptlon
here of hearlngs in the suit of the.
government agalnst ihe so-called pow?
der trust. F. J. Waddell, dlstrict sales
agent th\ the Slnnamahonlng Powder
Company, of Huntington. W. Va., tes?
tified thal. he hnd Instructions from
the Dupont Company to go down and
cut out the Chattanooga company, re
gardless of prices. "I located the trade
supplied by the Chattanooga com?
pany." said the wltness. "by the ald
of the rallroad, and took it away from
Asked what was tne lowest prlce at
whlch he was selllng, Mr. Waddell re?
plled. on belng so Instructod by Com?
missioner Mahaffy, thal lt was "9
cents a keg. or approxlmately 30 cents
In 1S95, he contlnued, the Chatta?
nooga company was sold out hy the
Dupont and the Laflln and Rand
Powder Companies. The Southern
Powder Company mills were aold to
the same persons who purchased the
Chattanooga property, he said.
The trade of the Aetnii. tlie Miaml
and the American Powder Companies,
however, was respected by the Dupont
Company, the wit ness said. but he was
Instructed to get the trado of the
Egyptlah Powder Company. in his
efforts to do thls, ho testified to un
deraelling at 10 cents a keg to a coal
company, thus aecurlng a 15,000-keg
Tne hearing was adjourned untll to
Man Shoots n Young Womnu nud Then
GREENFIF.LD. MASS.. October 28.?
A touble tragedy. surrounded by mys
terious circumstancea, oceurred here
to-nlght. Benjamin E. Gaines, thirtv
nlne years old, and Mlss llarriet Mabel
Wlng, ten years younger, were fou id
dylng from bullet wounds at Mlaa
Wlng's boardliig-house. Both explred
wlthout making a statement. The po?
llce expressed the oplnlon that Gaines
shot the young woman and then kilied
hlmself, but no reason for the shoot?
lng Im known.
Miss Jennte Reed, while pass Ing the
house, heard groans. and upon investi?
gatlon, found tho bodles of Gaines and
Mlss Wlng. The latter was lying or
tlie ground near the plazza, whero s)nj
had probably failen when shot, anil
thut of Gaines wns hanging over the
plazza ratllng. -\ revolver was aUo
found on the plazza, -Miss wing na3
three bullet wounds in her right
Gaines wns sufferlng from a bullet
wound in tlie right temple,
Gaines and Miss Wlng had been seen
I'requently in eaeh other's company.
Their acqualntances knew of no quar
Gaines was an inspector of work ai
n machine shop. Mlss Wlng wus a
saicsgiri in a local department store.
SHOT FROM AMBUSH
Aiill-Snlumi Miiii Ih IvIIU-d un lle In
l.envlng IIIh Home.
CMIARl.ESTON. W. VA., Oilolu-i- 38 ?
Grafton StarbucK, aged forty-five, a
prominent tnlUer pf Gauloy Bridge,
was .Miot and instaiitly kilied us he
wus leavllig his home to-day by an
unknown assussln. who was iu aiuhnsli
Mr. Slarhuek was acllve lu the re
i-eni Clgtll ngulnsi saloons lu l-'.iy.-tl,
county. and If la said lhat hls Ufe hud
been threatened <m thls awnuui. it ls
known that tlie murdired man has
been afraid Ot troublp slnco thu county
United Party is Now Work
ing to Elect the
Judge Taft's Record in the Mab
ter of Decisions Against Labor
Again Gets a Scoring?Heavy
Downpour of Rain
Al.BA.VV, tt. Y., October 28.?Tht
feature of Wllllam Jennlngs
Bryan'a tour up-State to-day
was the appearance on thc
platfctrm hero to-nlght of
former United ritates Senator Davld B.
Hlll. When he stepped forward aa
chalrman to Introduce Democracy'a
leader the great crowd roae as to a
man and wlldly cheered.
"Although not connected wlth poll.
tlCB," Mr. 11111 sald, "I rolterate that
I am heartlly In favor of the election
of the Democratic natlonal and State
tickets. I am not so partisan, how?
ever. that I would support the party
whether rlght or wrong, hut permit
me to say that I support the natlonal
tlckot In thls campaign because, In my
Judgment, our presidentlal candldate.
who honors us wlth hls presence her<
to-nlght, ls absolutely rlght upon every
contcsted question fn this campaign. )
am for him because I aincerely be?
lleve that the hest Interests of tha
country will be subserved by hls elec
tion. It is tlme for a change ln th?
admlnlstratlon of the government, a
change of meaaurea and of men. Out
candldate owes the nominatlon not tc
any one man, or any set of them. but
only to the people themselves. If elected
lie will be the President hlmself and
not a duiiimy for any man. Ho wlll
not be led around with a strlng Uka
a great big caged bear."
Panle of Ofhca-Holdere.
Mr. Hlll. i-oferrlng to the Republl.
can charge that a panic would foiiow
Mr. Bryan'a electlon, declared that lt
WOUld nol be a business panic, "but 11
wlll be a panic on the part of tht
100,000 of Federal office-holders and
public offlcials, who will have to jur
tciiiler their places to the victorious
He concluded hls encomium of Mr.
Bryan by saying "our candldate is your
frlend, ho ls my frlend. he is the friend
of the people. He has been the
courageotis. aincere and constant friend
of labor ever slnce he has been in
j publlc life. Ile is as incorruptible aa
ho Is brave, and he ran neither be pur
I chased nor Intlmidated."
Mr. Bryan received an ovation as h?
i arose to speak. He expressed hls an
| proclation of the cordlal welcome ha
had recelved "in the capital of our na
I tlon's grentost State," and reDlied to
Mr. Hlll by saying;
"1 appreciate the more than genernng
l words employed by Senator fcllll in pre
I s> ntlng me to you. One of the pleas
I ures of this campaign is the unlty that
| manlfests Itself ln thn Democratic
party. As the enndidate for President,
I have behlnd ine a united Democracy
and in front of me a scared Republican
He declared that the Democratic party
was full of tight, wlllle tlie Republican
party was full of frlght. "I belleve."
he contlnued, "that we are going to
wln a great vlctory, and. my friends,
1 am glad that Senator Hill, the hero
of so many battlenelds, ls fighting by
my slde, prepared to share wlth nve tha
joys of a Democratic trlumph. This
vlctory would be incomp'ete if lt were
a sectlonal vlctory. But 1 belleve that
this victory is golng to be won by the
co-operation of the East and the West,
tlie North and tho South, and that It
will cement the Democratic party as a
Encourngenient aml Argument,.
Mr. Bryan sald he would present
"some evidences that wlll encourage
you and some arguments In behalf of
our position" First. however, he urged
support of the Democratic State and
congressional tickets, because, he said,
they were tlghtlng on the same plat?
form and bearing the brunt of the bat?
tle, and therefore desorved the peo
ple's suffrnge. He laid stress on tho
plank in the Democratic platform pro
vldlng for publlclty of campaign con?
trlbutlons before electlon.
"Mr. Taft's natlonal commlttee has
promlaed to ptiblish lhe contrlbutions
after the electlon, when he knows it
will be too late to be of advantage to
the voters, but the Republican Congres
Mlonal Committee has nol promlsed to
publlbh the contrlbutlons even after
thc election. I now ask Mr. Taft lf
hc wlll request the congressional com
mlUeu to announce at or.co that publi?
catlon wlll be made after the election.
If not, we have a rlght to conclude
that the congressional commlttee haa
to recelve the funds lhat are too talnt
ed to go Into thc. treasury of the na?
The conscience of the American peo?
ple. he asserted, demanded the In
auguratlon of an era of honesty in
polltlcs. "Can Mr. Taft afford to
ignore thls demand?" he inqulred.
Taft Objectlouable to Labor.
Mr. Bryan repoatedly referred to Mr.
Taft's labor record. He declared Mr.
Taft was the most objectionable publlc
man to laborlng men the country haa
He dlscussed a declslon of Judgo
Taft lii 1891 hearing on the case whero
the recelvers of u railroad cut the
vyages nf tlu- men 10 per cent.
"Thc employes," .sald Mr. Bryan,
"preai nted a petition and asked for
n restoratlort of thelr wages, but by
his declslon he sald they had no legal
rlght lo ask U and he had no tegat
right to Uaten to them. but thal if
they were talking to an empMvur, tha
Crowd t'uiiie iu llulii,
A heavy raln was cornlng down wh?n
thc, Democratic ciuditlule airlYBfAj, bus
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