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tMany Turned Away From
City Auditorium, Where
Dr. Chaprrfan Preached.
DReyival Op'enjj LJiilliantly With
Fcrvent Sermons aiul Altractive
M.tsic?Dr. Chapman Com
inends Work of N_ w.s
papers as Aid lo
Meetings To-Day.
II A. 31.?Ceiitennrj Mcthoillsl
Cliureh, aUdr-ii'H l?y \>r. .1. -Vlli.ur
t liapinaii. ii. u., to Cliriminn wurii
t*'_" I*. 31.?Flrat llaptlxt Church.
Rev. Orn Snimicl Grny, HimnMvr,
4 |., ji,?t'nloii Stnlluu MetHONl.l
Cliureh, Ilev. Ilnnli-1 S. Toy. ?ueUkcr.
I 1*. 31.?Itrutulilbn Memorml ttu-.i
tlHt Church, Ht-v. <:. T, SvlinelTcr.
?prukcr. , ,
' l V. JI.?Fulton llapltnt Chiircli,
lli-v. Tlitimn* Needhnrn, ?peiikcr.
4 J?. 31.?Central .llctliodlwl Church.
Munclicxter, Re?. rriink K. Gruu
mnir. I). ?.. ?i?eake'r. ,
g 1?, jf;?City Auditorium. Hev. J.
Wilbur Clinpiunn. .>.?.. openker.
ii \\ jr._Klrnt llniitlut Cliurcli, Bev,
Orn Hnmti.l Gra>. sppnker.
M j. u_i nlon SliHIuu M,-tIi'iiII?t
Church.'.Ilev. "nulel S. Toy. ppcnkpr.
il,i Church, Rev. C. T. Se-iuelter,
"?_jBI>. 3!.?Fulton llnpttit Cliureh.
Ilev. 'I'lioninn .Vcfdlioin, upenkcr.
s p ji._(Vntrnl MrtlHiillM Church.
Manchestcr, Rev. Krmik Brwnatair,
b. D. ,-penker.
M_RKBl> by enorinous ouipourlngt
.'. ot pebple. overflowlng liulla am
Churches*. and by u deep earn
catuo.s of spirttual convlctlun. withoiit
..uy dlecordunt note, the Chapman.
Alexander e'va'ngelUtlc meetlngs openet
last night. wlth <iix slmultaneous ser?
vlces, the Iargest of whlch. conductet
by the leaders of the movement at thi
City Auditorium had an audlenci
wliich largely excecded the capaclt)
ot that great hall.
t.ir. Chapman'a prcachlng was plali
and practlcal, wlthout attempt at ora
tory or eioquence, addreaaed in thi
?n in- to chureh-golng people, whi
fprmed the bulk of hls first Rlch
ntond audtenc*. Evldenclng a Htront
love for huma_?ity,_,h(s lllustratloni
proved inost touching, holding the vas
Hiidlenco apell-bound. tho wnves 0
coughlng whlch swept over tho housi
at Ihc end of paragrupha or illustra
tl??ns showing the- tenslty whlch eacl
hud been llstenlng an,i endeavorlng tt
prevent any tntorruplioii. Throughou
tlio sermon no one of tho more thai
4,000 ln the Audltoriuin left the house
At all of the sectlonal meetinsts mu?
slc waa made a leadlng feature. Ii
?was an experience to hop Mr. Charle;
??__. Alexander Ieading tho gTeat choii
' of more than 600 volcos, banked tici
_\?iove tlor on the platform of tho Aud.
Itorlum. Standing hlmself on a tabh
jsvell to the front, turnlng now to th<
cholr, now to the audlonce. ho seomet
to have each under the spoll of hli
band, never ceasing untll he had botl
plnglng wlth ? heartinesa and accord
*vhlle the planlst. Mr. Robert Harkness
?lilmself the contposer of several of thi
hymns sung, seemed entlrely ln accon
?wlth every movement of tho leader'i
?band. Before tho meetlng was ovei
kudience, cholr and lnstrument movei
'at the wave of the leader wilh the pre
fclslon of a tra^ied orchestrn,
AiidHorl-nm Overflovred.
The occasion was the flrst speakini
'ln tho new Auditorium slnce tlie stee
icelling was placed ln posltion, iant
from tho deop stlllness lt would accr
that every ono ln tho houso was no
only hearlng, out leanlng on ever;
Boforo tl)e meetjng had been In pro
Kress fiftoen minutes Fire Chicf Joync
fcnd Pollce Captaln Epps dlrected tha
ithe doors Ije closed and tho alsles'kop
idear, and for an hour after thls i
oontlnuouB streara of people was turnei
Wway from .tho bulldlng.' Police am
/ttshers were present to handle th>
[crowd, but there was no disordor am
fxio confuslon.
rnformatlon from other sectlons o
^he city Indicate that overfiow meet
Ings wlll be necessary before tho cam
famign has been long ln progress. A
'.the First Baptlst Church, in the ccntr
*f tho city; the Broadus Memorial am
JJnlon Statlon Churches, on Churo
Klll; ln Fulton and in MancheBtoi
whero sectlonal meetings wero helc
ithe people poured out ln numbers un
Tfllminished by the great Auditortur
' hnidfence. Simple, effectlvo and dlreo
preachlng was general, and at al
Sneotlngs muslc was mado a promlnen
?nd' attractlvo feature.
Servlces wlll bo hold this afternoo
jkt 4 and to-nlght at S in tho.. vatlou
sectlons, and to-night at the Audito
frium. At 11.o'clock thla morning Di
Chapinan wlll speak at Ccntenar
^lethodlst Church to all of the ovan
. lrellsta, sj^eakors, , singers, Rlchmon'
mlnlstcrs and actlve workers -on "Wh
,vV*o Need a Rovlval ln Richmond."
31 r. Alexandcr's 3Iethod.
i, Tlio Auditorium meetlng last hlgh
ppened with a prellminarj" song servlc
?Whlch was a revelatlon to looal musl
eians of tlie musical powors of a ,groa
. tRiidlonce when effectivejy led. A gron
?holr, trained . by Brofesaor "Waltc
Itforcer, and under the lnspirlng loa.
ership of Mr. Alexander and tho 8plt
' Ited acoompaniment of Mr. Harknes;
?oan had tho audlenco on lts feet an
ainglng. Mr. Alexander's gonlal, h^
S!ormal manner won lts way at once.
j , "I never heard people slng ln Ulcr.
Imond." he begin, as he mounted th
!ilat form, "except at a preachers' meel
ng thls afternoon. It is said you ca
fclng ln Blchmond, bup in order for v.
/to.know it, we wlll have to hear 1
I Kow all you ln tho audlonce ,1oin th
af.holr praotioe, and lat'a set thls ol
telty allanio Wlth muslc.
, "Now llston to me," and Mr. Aloj
! andur rendoreel ln his wontlerful, fu
' tonor, "Ho "Will Hold Me Fast," or
*"~~ jJContiuuetl aa .FourtU Page.^ T
' / "? ? ' .
Prcaldenl-Htcet Itccelvea 31miy Cnllera.
I.illtnrlnl on Golf I'lu.vlnc.
AUGUSTA, GA.. January 0.?Tlie
PreHltfont-cleet ls a member ot the Na
tlonol Chlld Labor Commltteo. and to
day he llstcned to a report on goneral
rotidltlotis of chlld labor In tho South
from A. .1. McKolway, secretary- of
the commltteo for the Southern States.
Mr. McKclwny haa headi)uartera at At?
lanta! lt wns hls concluslon that the
chlld labor laws of< Southern Statea
are proUy well adopted to coiidltiona,
but that thorc Is laxncss In thelr en
torOi ment. No actlon on the subject
Ih understood to be conteniplated at
thlH tlmo.
National Chairman" I-'runk H. Itltch
cock Returned from hit, trlp to Blr
inliigliam ahd Atlanta thls morning,
and this afteriioon had an extended In.
tervluw with Mr. Taft. .lohn llaya
tlamihond, who visited Atlanta, t-Hine
back wlth Mr, Hltehcoci:.
Chauncey Dewey, of Chlcago, recent?
ly appointed Inapector-genoral of the
lllinolM State inilitla, ls here to see Mr.
Taft und Mr. Hltchcock. Mr. Dewey
was one of tlie two Taft delegates from
thal State In the conventlon, and It is
tutderstood he hns some polltlcal
frlends he wlshes to Intercede for. A
call was made on Mr. Taft by Judge
j Wllllam 11. Jackson, of New York.
'and hls brother, Henry Jackson, of At
j lanta. The latter Is a Georgla Re
jpublivan of promlnence. They came
j from. Atlanta'wlth Hltchcock and Ham
! mond to-day. Mr. Taft wlll leave At
! lanta after hls forthcoming vialt at 1
j o'clock Satuhlay afternoon, January
i lCth, tliat hc' may vlslt the Georgia
;;.tate University, at Athens, on hls re
j turn. Thls declalon waa practlcally
: roached to-day us a result of a call
? front Judge, Uamilton MeWhorter, of
'Athens. Mr. Taft's next speaklng en
jgogement l? at the dlnner of the Bar
i Association of Augusta, at the Hon Alr
Hotel, Jajiuary lltli.
Henry Anderson, of Richmond, talked
! Southern polltlcs wlth Mr. Taft at some
I length to-day, but nothlng tanglble for
I publicatlon resulted. Colonel Robert
I M. Thompson, of New York, wlll play
I off a Hot Sprlngs, Va., tle game of golf
wlth Mr. Taft to-morrow. Colonel
j Thompson Is on hls way to Klorlda.
Mr. Taft's excellence as a golf player
was made the subject of defense to the
extent of a column edltorlal ln a local
paper hero to-day.
There was no doubt. it waa asserted,
that he could beat Mr. Rockefeller on
the Augusta llnks, notwlthstandlng re?
ports of hln nur.ierous recent defeats.
Mr. Rockefeller is expeeted here this
week. The Presldent-elect smillngly
BUbmltted hlmself for "exposure" to
practlcally all the photrtgraohers lr?
Augusta to-day. They called at hls
cottage, they sald, to keep an engage
ment made by Mr. Taft's "Japanese
secretary." This meant Monlco Lopez,
hls Filipino valet. and Mrs. Taft en
yed the Jr>k* hugely.
Senator Knox notlfled Mr. Taft to
day that he would be hore to-morrow.
Cnn't Gti Jutlftc to Try Famoua $20,
000,000 Munrturd OU Fine.
CHICAdo, ILL. January C?Tlie dis
tlnctlon of heoring the rctrial ot the
Standard Oll case. ln whlch Judge Lan
dls's Mno of $29,240,000 went to pleces
In the Unlted States Appellate and
Supreme Courts went a-begglng to-day.
Unlted States Dlstrlct Attorney Slms
went before Judge Landls andamiounoed
that he would llke to - begln a new
hearing of the case on Monday. Judge
'JDandls answered that in view of hls
convlctlons |n the case (fundamentally
that each carload constltuted a sepa
rate offeh'so), lrt? dld not earo to slt
agaln In the case.
? "But"," continued the court, "1*11 ask
Judgo .Bethea about It; maybo ho wlll
take lt."
But Judgo Sol. IT. Bethea, of tho Dls?
trlct Court, pleaded some sllght con
nectlou with the matter eveu before it
reach ed Judge Landls, and asked to be
excused. "Well." Judgo Landls pur
sued, after his telephono conversatlon
with Judgo Bethea, "Judge Anderson Is
comlng hore to try a case for mo soon;
walt tlli ho arrlves. and we'll see what
can be done." And there tho subject
was allowed to rest for the present.
Blll to l_stnbllah Them Introduced ln
Senate? Wuiiy Aineodnicnts.
WASIIINGTON, D. C, January 6.?
The hill to cstabltsh postal savings
banks was taken up by fho Senate to
day and read for amendments, Senator
Carter, - ln' charge of the meaauro, an
nouncing that he would not attempt to
got a vote on the blll untll next week.
That State. banks should be used as
government deposltarics for postal
funds was propse'd in amendments of?
fered by Senators Smlth. of Michlganf
Cummlns, of Iowa, and Gore, of Okla?
homa. s
Sonators McCumber. Fulton' and oth?
ers. approved such uso of State banks
and declared in favor of placing such
banks on an exact equallty wlth na?
tional banks as government deposlta?
rics. Mr.' Smlth's amendment proposed
the acceptanco by tho Postmaster-Gen
eral ot State, county, munlcipal or
Unlted States bonds as securlty.
The blll waa lald aslde withoxit flnal
actlon i being taken on the proposed
aniendments, all of whlch wlll be voted
on at a future day. ,
Couferenee of Attorneys Developa Fact
Tliat. Itullwnyn Wlll Stand Pat.
[Speclal'to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
WASIIINGTON, D. C, January 6.?
Durlng a general conferenoo here on
lnterstate. matter thls week, H. T.
Wlckham, Bppa Hunton, W. B. Moll
wainp and others ?Uscussed the Vir?
ginia.. sltuation Inoidentally, lf not
espe.cially,. wlth referenee to the rall?
road, rate case and the reoont declalon
of the Supreme Court. ? > ?
It is sald that the rallroads bellevc
that the people of Virginia would be
satlsfle.d with a 2 1-3 cent rate, but the
roads are not wllllng to' oompromlae
Cintes Would Reduee the Tnriff on
Iron, Steel nud Lumber.
WASHINOTON. D; C, January 6.?
Jchn W. Gates has jolned the ranks
of those who are asklng for free trade
ln Iron, coal and lumber.' A letter tc
Speaker Cannon, dated at Port Artluir
Tex,, reads as follows:
"I nottoe a great deal 'of evlfienco h
belng taken on tarlff matters ln Wash?
lngton. It soems to me there are thre.
artlolos that ought to bo put on the
freo llst?Iron ore. coal and-lumber, 1
have a large portlon of my fortune lr
the stoel buslness, but I say ? this tc
you oonaclentlpusly. and candldly. A
cut'- of 50 per cent, In tho schedule
would not hurt tho manufacturora ol
Body of Methodist Minister
Found Dismembered
and in Stoves. v
Head of New Hatcht?. aiul Dirl.
Are Found?Clcrgynian Had
Made Terri.i'c Struggle for
His Lifc?Few Clues
to Identity of
DKTROIT, MICH., January ..?The
dismembered body ot Rev. John
IT. Carmlchael, a Methodlst luiii
Ister, was round to-day partially con
sumed by fire in tlie two lieatlng
stoves of one of hls three churches near
Columbus, ln the southwestern part
of St. Clair county.
Investlgation was begun at once to
clear away a temporary uncertaiuty
as to the identity of the vlctlm and
obtain clues regarding tho murderer
and the motive for tlio crime. Identl
flcatlon of the dead clergyman was
soon effected by Orvlllo Lindsay, who
was sent to the church for that pur?
pose by Mrs. Carmlchael, who had been
In great distress slnce her husband
falled .to return home as expeeted last
evening, and who surmlsed that the
mlnister was the vlctlm as soon as she
heard the report that some one had
been murdered In the Columbus church.
Hnnl io Find Clues.
But clues of the murderer and his
motive were more difflcult to- obtain.
There was a rumor that a strange
man had left a traln at Hlckey late
ln the afternoon and had been dlrected
to the Columhua Church, and there
were other rumors .lndlcattng that two
men were Impllcated In the crlme. Tho
fact that several colns were found in
the clothlng of the dead man and In
tho ashes ln the stoves precluded the
theory of robbery, nnd at the tlme of
hls death It was not known that the
murdered mlnister had an .encmy ln
(the- world.
The Rev. Carmlchael had been in
Michlgan about ten years, an_ for two
years had been pastor of the three
churches at Columbus. Adair and China.
Wlth his wife and three chlldren ho
reslded at Adair. Leavlng home yes?
terday morning. ho told Mrs. Carmlch?
ael that he waa going to Columbus to
arrange for a series ofarevival meet?
ings there. He waved lria hand affec
tlonately to a group of chlldren ais he
drovo out of tho villago of Adair, and
from that moment all trace of hlm ls
Fouirht for Hls 1/1 fe.
Myrbn Brown, who Iives near the
scene of the tragedy, was the flrst to
dlscover tho crimo to-day. Whilo he
was waltihg at the cross roads to keep
an appolntment, .the cold .wlnd drove
him to seek shelter ln the church. He
was surprlsed to find the church floors
unlocked, and upon openlng them was
terrlfied to see the church floor, the
pews and even the communion table
daubed wlth blood and fragments of
bloody clothlng scattored all around.
Evidently the clergyman,- who was
flfty-slx yeara old and of athletlc bulld,
(Continued,on second Page.)
UlanUssn] of Grand Clinncellor Make*
Chlnese Sltuntiou Actite.
PEKING. January 6.?The Amerlcan,
the Brltish and tho Japanese ministera
are acting upon tlie prlnclplo that the
situation brought about by the dls
mlssal .of the Krantl councllor, Yuan
Shi-Kai, requires a strong attltudo on
the part of the powers and a warniug
to the prlnce regent against any ad
mlnistrative aot that mlght endanger
the'peace. Tho German, the Russian
and the French ministera appear to be
witltout instructions from their gov
ernments, and are awaiting develop
Officials of the Chlnese governmont
havo lntlmated that Inqulrles concern
ing the treatment 6f Tuan ShI-Kal on
the part of tho legatlons would be
unwelcome, and that, moreover, the
Chinese government is not preparcd
to receive representatlons from foreign
governments on the subject.
Movlnc Plcture SliOTva In New York
Gnln u Temporary Vletory.
NEW YORK, January 6.?The mov
Irig plcture men won a vletory over
Mayor McClellan to-day, when Justice
Blackmar, of the Supreme Court ln
Brooklyn, granted the appllcation ol
Wllllam "Fox, president of the Movlns
j Plcture Mon's Association, for nn ln
junctton against putting into effect
the Mayor's recent wholesale revoca
itnn nf movine Dlcture llcenses.
Fnlc ot Mr*. Erli nud Mrn. Ilclact Ia
Now UeliiK Consltlcretl.
MEDIA, PA., Janttury <).?The fate
of Mrs. Katherlno Belsel and Mrs. M.
Klorerico Erb, charge'd wlth tho mur?
der of Captaln J. C'ayton Erb, at hla
country home, Red Gables, on October
Oth, hangs In tho balance. Tho case
was glven to the Jury at -1:30 thls af?
ternoon, and after dellberatlng for four
hours they wero locked tip for the
night. Not an Intimatlon was glven
as to a poll of the Jury.
When court opened B. Frank Rhodcs
began tho closlng address ln favor of
tho defendants. He rldlculcd the Com?
mon wealth's case, and sald not one
sulntillu of ovldonce had been adduccd
to show that Mrs. Erb wns In any way
cotinccted Vflth tho murder of her hus?
band, and that Mrs. Belsel, the other
dofondanl, had shot Erb that hor own
llfe and that of her slster rnight be
?parod. llo unmerelfully scored the
"Philadelphla gang," ns ho tormed
them, for the part the Philadelphla de
tectlvos and Coroner's Physiclan Wads
wortli took in socuring ovldonce and
tewtlfylng against tho accused.
He closed wlth a pathetlc plea for
the acqulttal of the defendantB.
Mr. Rhodes was followed by Dlstrlct
Attorney Macdade. The latter bltterly
resented the "slur. east upon tho Phlla
delphlans," who, bo declared, had been
asked to ald the Delawarc county au
thorltles, who, at tho tlme, wero busy
on the Chester strlke troublcs. Tho
jury gave the dlstrlct attorney closer
attentlon than they had cvlncod at any
time during the trlal, which had been
In progress for elght days, and whcn he
spread upon the floor of tho court
room tho blue prlnt of the second floor
of "Red Gables," where Erb was mur?
dered, every Jur,or left hls seat ln the
box and seemed Intent upon galnlng
all lnformatlon possible. As Mr. Mac
I dade described ln the minutest details
the "brutal murder," many of the Jury
men questloned him #as to his verslon
of the crlme. He pleaded for a flrst
degree verdlct, saying "the murder
was a dlabolical plot concelved by a
cunning woman."
With a ring of sarcasm he referred
to tho "Innocent woman, who had
blackened the character of a man kind
enough to glve her hl3 honorcd name."
Mr. Macdade cloaed hl8 address by
agaln readlng the endearlng letters
from Captaln Erb to hls wlfe, whlch
were offered .ln evldence yesterday.
Judge Johnson consumed an hour in
hls charge to the jury, revlewlng tbe
evldence by both the prosecutlon and
.the defense.
Presldent's Aminln? Club nnd Afrtcan
Hunting Trlp tbe Subject*.
WASHINOTON, D. C. January 6.?
The newspaper announc.ment that
Major Mearns, of the army, who had
been retlrod on account of dlsablllty,
ts to accompany Rrosldent Roosevelt
on hls Afrlcan hunting trlp was tho
basls ot an Intereatlng, though brhjf,
colloquy in the Hbtise to-daj< Tho
question came up In connection with
a blll provldlng for the Issuance of
commisslon, wlth increased rank, to
rctired'offlcers of the army, navy and
marlno corps, whlch was called up by
? Mr. Hull. chairman of the Committee
' on Milltary Affairs, from whlch lt had
J boen reported.
! Mr. Mann, of Illinois. called atten?
tlon to a newspaper item. saying that
Major Mearns had been "designated by
a President In offlce to accompany an
ex-Presldent to Africa."
Mr. ITiill protested that he dld not
know whether the story was true or
"Maybe." Interjoctcd Mr. Clark, of
Missourl. amid laughter. "thla offlcer
experlenced a sudden and mlraculous
cure after ho got hls Increase."
"Thon,"- sald Mr. Mann, sarcastlcally.
"It's a llbel on the President. I
haven't heard anybody put In. tho
Ananlas Club on account of It."
"Whlle tho members crowded all
about him. Mr. Hull declared that "if
the membership In tho Ananias Club
is to be increased by every report in
tho newspapers that lt Is not true it
would grow to such proportlons that
it would constituto a majority of tho
peoplo, and tho rest ot us would bo In
a bad fix." ,
After the blll had been more seri?
ously dlscusscd it was paased.
Reported Capttire of Negro nnd the
WiiiuidiiiK of the Sherlff.
LEXINGTON, R. .C, January 6.?An
unknown negro .to-nlght attempted to
'crimlnally assault Mrs. Thomas Wlng
ard, wife of a farmer, about four mlle3
north of here.
lt is reported here that the negro
had boen captured. and that Sherlff
P. H. Corley has' recelved a bullet
wound ln the leg frcjm tho nogro's
Thoso returnlng|from the scene re
fuse to say anythlng about the cap?
ttire, but It Is believed the negro has
been lynched.
'Mrs. Wingnrd, who ? is flfty-three
years old, was In hor back yard when
the negro selzed her. Sho screamed
and the negro ran off. her husband be?
lng ln a nearby lot at the tlme.
Sherlff Corley was notlfled and left
Immediately with bloodhounds to cap
ture the negro.
Mrs. WIngard ls sald to be ln a hlgh
ly nervous condition, and is under a
physiclan's earo to-nlght.
State Commissioner Submits
First Annual Report
to Board.
JTakes Hopeful View of Situatidn
and Believes Department One
of Great lmportance?Pro
S gress of Tubercu
losis Sana
HdLOlNG afternoon and evening
sesslons, the new State Board
of Health met here yeaterday,
recelved and considered the first an
nual report of Commissioner Eunlon G.
Wllliams, and discussed many matters
relating to tho preservation of the
publlc health.
The board la composed of dlstln
gulshed ropresentativea of the medical
professlon from all sectlona of the
State. A full llst of the members fol?
Prealdent, R. W. Martln, M. D.; Secre?
tary. Charles R. Orandy, M. D.; S. W,
Hobson. M. D., Newport News, First
Congresslonal Dlstrlct; Charles R.
Grandy, M. D., Norfolk, Second Con?
gresslonal Dlstrlct; J. B. Flsher. M. D.,
Mldlothtan, Thlrd Congresslonal Dls?
trlct; O. C. Wrlght. M. D.. Jarratts,
Fourth Congresslonal Dlstrlct; Lewis
E. Harvie, M. D., Danvlllo, Flfth Con?
gresslonal Dlstrlct; R. W. Martln. M,
D., Lynchburg, SIxth Congresslonal Dls?
trlct; S. P. Latane, M. D., Wlnchester,
Seventh Congresslonal Dlstrlct; W. M.
Smlth, M. D., Alexandrla., Elghth Con?
gresslonal Dlatrlct; J. W Dunkley. M.
D. Saltvllle, Nlnth Congresslonal Dls?
trlct; Reid Whlte, M. D.. Lexington.
Tenth Congresslonal District; George
Ben Johnston, M. D., Stuart McGutre,
M. D., City of Richmond.
Tho report of Dr. Wllliams, whlch
Is addressed to the Governor, treats
every phase of the work of hls depart?
ment ln an lnterestlng and olaborate
manner, and lt Is at once demonstra
tlve of the fact/ that though he has
held offlce less than a year, ho and his
asslstunts aro accompllshlng a great
deal in the intorcst of tlio health of
tho people. Governor Swansou re?
celved the report several daya ago, and
havlng studied. it carefiilly, expressed.
much pleasure concernlng its contents.
Although the board held two long ses
slons,..the work dlsposed of was largely
routinep'-lii its nature, and its dotails
would therofore not - be 'of striking
publlc Interest.
Dr. 'YVllllams's Report.
The report of Commlsslonor Wllliams
ls ln part as follows:
"Prevented ln a large measure by
the law and by ostabllshed customs and
habils from dlrect actlon, wo have
worked to teach the people and to
asslst-local boards ln tho modern meth
ods by whlch they may proteot thein
selves and to prepare them to accop.t
and apply lawn in accord with tlie
new discoverles and concluslons of
sclence. __
Vlrglnln .Hcfllth Bullctln.
"ICnowlng that a publlc sontlmont,
enllghtened by an accurato knowledgo
of the slmple prlnciples of health pro?
tection, Is the fo'undation upon whlch
offectlve health work must be bullt,
and that only by cordlai publlc ap?
proval and co-operatlon can such work
bo successful, we havo endeavored to
make tho educatlonal work a special
? ? ?
Circulars of Inatruction.
"Slnce one caso of an ?infectlous or
communicable dlsease always cotmes
dlrectly or Indirectly from anothor, tho
carp to be taken at the bedslde of such
a caso Is ono of the moat important
features ln health work.
"We, therefore, Issued circulars of In?
atruction for tho bedside care ot the
infectlous disease and sent a number
to every doctor in the State. with tho
request that they dlstribute thoso cir?
culars in the homes where these dls
fcasea prevall for the Instructlon of the
nurses and thoso in attendanco upon
tha sick.
"In addition to the Uterature issued
by the department, It has been our en
deavor to glve popular lectures on sub
jects relating to somo phaso of pub?
llc health work.
"These lecturea have been givon hy
tho commissioner and asslstant com?
missioner, and where practlcable they
have been illustrnted wlth storeoptlcon
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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,'nlteil S/n?c??, Colombln nnd Pnnninn
Fltililly flc-.te tlie IVmlliiK Ouestlon*.
WASIIINGTON, , D. C, January 6.?
'he baaes of troatles concluded be
ween the Unlted States and Colombla
nd Panama. for tho settlehient of
?cndlng rjueatlons arlalng out of the
oparatlon of tho terrltory whlch now
orms the rcpubllc of Panama from
lolombla woro to-day announced wlth
uthorlty. ?
Tho t.caty between Colombla nnd
'anama wlll provlde for a payment
f $2,600,000 In Amerlcan gold by Pan
tiia to Colombla aa a aettlement In
iart of tho $15,000,000 of forelgn dobt
ontracted by Colombla whlle Panama
v-n.s a part of that country.' Thla pay
nent ls to be mado by Panama asslgn
ng to Colombla ten annual payments
if. $280,000 each, whlch tho Unlted
Itates, by troaty, Is to pay to Panama
n conslderatlou of concosslona for the
mlldlng of tho Isthmlan Canal. Ac
:ordlng to tha troaty between tho
Jnlted States and Prfnama, these pay
nents were to begln In 1012, but by
lie pendlng treaty arrangoments they
vill commenco from 1908, whlch wlll
icrmlt tho tur/ilng ovor at once of two
nstalments nmountlng to $500,000 to
The terms of the treaUea recognlzo
ho independence of Panama, and the
wo countrles aro to resume diplomatlc
md commerclal relatlons. They also
lx the boundary lines-between Colom
ila and Panama, a clrcumstanco whlch
s of eapeclal Interest to the Unfted
States, aa lt affects .the canal zone.
Tho thre'e troaties wlll be algned aa
loon as thelr engrossment ls completed.
3ne of them wlll be between tho
Jnlted Statea and Colombla, the sec
>nd between the United States and
?anama, and the thlrd between Colom
)Ia and Panama.
Flotisc Stibcominlttoe Summonn nlgh
Ofllcltil* to Get Evldence.
WASHINGTON, D. C. January ?.?
Determln'ed that the etatus of tho ma
inos shall be thoroughly consldered
it the present sesslon of Congress, tho
iubcommitteo of the Naval Academy
ind the Martne Corps of the Houso
.ommlttee on Naval Affairs has re
luested Secretary Newberry, Admlral
Dewey and other naval offlcers to ap
.ear before lt to-morrow to tell why
:he marlnes wero taken off naval ves
Thls subcommlttee consists of Rep?
resentatlves Mudd, Butler, Bates and
l-llley and Senators Talbott,. Lamar,
Kltchen, Hobson and Padgett. The
iroposal has been made to tho commlt
:eo that a Iprovislon be incorporated
n tho naval approprlatlon blll making
t necessary. ln order that 'tho money
nay bo avallable for the corps, that
narlnes be statloned on battleshlps, ln
.tead of belng confined to land duty
jxclusfvely, as is provided for by a
recent order of the President.
Evldence has been submltted to the
mbcommitteo by offlclals of tlio Alarlnc
-orps to show that It w:!l coat tho gov
irnment $.fi7,000 more to man tha shlps
:>f the navy wlth sallors excluslvely
than wlth the sallors and marlnes. The
sfllclals summoned will be asked if this
statement of addltional cost, duo to
tho President's recent order, Is correct.
Roasc Wlll Ttike Actlon on Presldent's
Memnprc* RcsrnrdliiK Secret Servlce..
WASHINGTON, D. C, January 6.?
rho special commltteo consldorlng tho
referenee to Congress and tho secret
servlce In the Presldent's annual mes?
sago, is to report to tho Houso on Frl
lay. Tt Ih expeeted that thero wlll bo
conslderable debate on tho roport of
the commlttoe, which wlll be presented
to tho Houso by Reprosentative Per?
klns, of Now York, tho chairman.
Ropresentntlves Tawnoy, of Mlnne
sota; Smlth, ot Iowa: Fltzgerald, of
N'ew York, and Sherlcy, of Kontu'cky.
who were reforred to by th0 President
in his special messago following tho
actlon of tho Houso in resontlng tho
objectlonablo portlon of tho Presldent's
message, wlll take tho opportunity to
reply to tho President. Representa
tlvo Grlggs, of Georgla, on Monday
nioved thnt tho special message of the
President bo returnod to tho Chlef
Executlve, but wlthdrow his motion on
tho advice of some of hls Democratic
It is undorstood that tho report of
the special committee, however, wlll
be a rebuke neariy as sovere as would
have been tho actlon proposed by Mr.
Grlggs, if it is not moro so. It is' sald
that tho report of the commltteo wlll
recommend elt.her tho refusal by tho
FIouso to receivo that portion of tho
President's annual messagft whlch it is
clalmed refiectod upon the Houso or
will soverely rebuke the President' in
somo othor manner.
Rcpresentntlvc I.nssitcr Clnlms Annrehy
Will Rlse Whon Troops Lcnve.
WASHINGTON, January 6.?-Claiming
that a state of anarchy would oxlst on
tho Island ot Cuba ln the evont that
the Unlted States wlthdraws all of lts
troops from that Island, Ropresontatlve
Lnsslter, Democrat, of Virginia, to-day
Introduced a resolutlon ln tho House
calling upon the Socretary of War to
furnlsh to the House such lnformatlon
as he may possoss that Justtfles the
Unlted Statos govornment In assumlng
that the recently elected Cuban ofll?
cials aro capablo of malntainlng a
stablo govornment.
Mr, Lassltor has rocently visited
Cuba. Ho says that Amerlcan capltal
lnvested tn the tslands should bo pro
tected and that many capltallsts aro
ready to put thelr money In Cuba, but
are afrald that the Unlted States wlll
withdraw Its troops from tho Island.
He claims that the bualness Interests
In Cuba deslre the protection of the
Unlted States.
Negro Clalnta to Have Recelved |f> In
Six Yenra.
VALDOST*. GA., January 6.?United
Statea Commissioner Powell, here to
day,- held T. F. Ramsey* a well-to-do
Brooks county farmer, for trlal before
Judgo Emery Speor on the charge ol
peonage, The alleged peon, Gus Scott,
a negro,' and apparently half.wltted
testifled that one of Ramsey's netgh
bors, who waa at ottts wlth Ramsey
had Induced hlm to swear out the war
?'ant', . '
; The riegro swore thul he had been
held ln a staio of peonage for six years
and had recelved but $j> for hls servlcen
ln all that -. tlmo, Ramsoy Introduced
wltnesses to sliow he had frequeittlj
paltl tl\a negro more than that. He was
held ln a $500 bond ^o th. Fodora!
'COUVU ? _ ?/_ _ '_._'__.
President Declines to Give
That Body Information
It Desires
Senate Requested Information
from the Attorney-General;
President Instructs Him
Not to Reply, and Him-.
/ self Sends in a Spe?
cial Message.
WASHINGTON, January d^-Preah,
dent Roosevelt to-day lnforme*,
tha Senate in no uncartaln
terms that ho had glven hls approval
to the absorptlon of the Tennessea Coal
and Iron Company by the Unlted Statea
Steel Corporatlon, and that he had ln
struoted Attorney-General Bonaparte
not to roapond to the Senate lnauiry
as to tho reason for hla falluro to
prosecuto the atoel company.
The President oonoludea hla mes?
sage wlth the statement tliat he doea
not concelve it "to be withln the au?
thorlty of the Senate to glve dlrec
tfons of thls character to the hoad of
an executlve department."
The message to the Senate Ib ln re
sponse to a resoluUon Introduced by
Senator Culberson, calling upon, the
Attorney-General to atate whether he
had brought an actlon against the
steel company because of lts acqutsl
tlon of the Tennesseo concern, and, 1*
not, the reason for non-aotlon.
Whlle the resolutlon was not dlrected
to President Roosevelt, hls attontlon
waa called to lt by Attorney-Genoral
The aieaaage.
The Prealdent saya:
"As to the transaction in queatton, I
was per8onally cogntzant of and re
sponslblo for lts every detall. For th.
lnformatlon of tho Senate I transmll
a copy of a letter sent by me to the
Attorney-General on November 4, 1907,
as follows:
"Tlio Whlte Houso,
"Washlngton, Nov. 4. 190V. .
"Mv Dear Attorney-General: .Tudga
K H." Gary and Mr. H. C. Frlck, on be?
half of the Steel Corporatlon, have just
called upon me. They state that them
Is a certaln buslness flrm (the name ot
whlch I have not been told, but whlch
ls of real lmportance in New York
buslness circles>. which wlll.undoubt
edlv fall this week if help Is not glven.
Among Its assots are a majority of the
securltles of tho Tennesseo Coal Com-.
pany. Applicatlon has been urgently
mado to the Stoel Corporatlon to ptir
chaso thls stock. as the only means of
avoldlng a fallure.
"Judge Gary and Mr. Frlck informed
me tliat as a mero buslness transac?
tion thoy do not earo to purchase the
stock; that under - ordtnary clrcum
stancoa thoy would not conslder pur
ohasing tho stock, because but llttle
beneflt wlll come to tlio Steel Corpora?
tlon from tho purchase; that they ar?
aware that tho purchase wlll be used
as a handlo for attack upon them, on
the ground that they are atrivlng to
secure a monopoly of the buslness and
provent competltion?not fthat thls
would represont what could honestly
be sald. but. what mlght recklessly
and untruthfully be said.
"They lnform me that as a. matter
of fact the policy of the company baa
been' to decline to acqulre moro than
(10 per cent. ot tho steel propertlos. and
that thls purposo has beon persevered
ln for several years past, wlth the ob
Iect of proventing these accusatlons,
and as a matter of fact their propor
tlo'u of steel propertles has sllghtly de
croased, so that lt 13 below this 60
per cent, and the acquialtion of the
property )n questlon wlll not ralso lt
above 60 por cent.
"But they feel that lt is Immensely
to their intorcat aa to the interest of
every roaponslbla buslness man, to try
to provent a panio and general indua
trlal smash-up at thia tlme, and that
thoy are wllllng to go into thia trans?
action, -which they would not other
wlse go into, because lt seoma tho
oplnlon. of those best fltted to express
Judgment ln Now York that lt wlll be
an Important faotor ln preventlng a
break that mlght be rulnous, and that
thls haa boen urged upon them by tho
comblnation of tho most responslble
bankers in Now York, who are now
themselves engaged ln cndeavorlng to
savo tho sltuatlon. But they assorted
they dld not wlsh to do this lf I stated
that lt ought not to be done. I an
swerod that whlle of course I could not
adviso them to take the actlon pro?
posed, I felt it no publlc duty of mlna
to intorposo any objectlon.
"SInoerely yours,
"Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, Attornoy
Scuate Wlthout Authorlty.
"After sendlng this letter, I waa ad
vlsed orally by tho Attorney-Goneral
that. ln hls opinion.no sufilcient ground
exlsted for legal proooedlngs against
tho' Steel Corporatlon. and that tho
sltuatlon had been ln no way changed
by ita acqulsitlon ot tho Tonnosseo
Coal and Iron Company.
"I havo thus glven to tho Senato all
tho lnformatlon ln tho possession of
tho executlve departments whlch hp
pear8 to me to bo matorlal or rolovant
on the subject of the resolutlon. T feel
bound, however, to add that I haw In
struotod tha Attorney-General not to
i-espond to that portlon of tho resolu?
tlon which ealls for a atatemont ot hla
roasons for non-aotlon.
"I have dono ao becauso I do not
concelve It to bo withln the authorltv
of the Sonato to give dlrectlons of this
character to the headof an .xecutlvo
department, or to demand frosm hlm
reasons for hls actlon, Heads of tho
executlve dopartmonts are subject to
the Constitution and to the laws pussed
by the Congress In pursuance of the
Constitution and to th* dlrectlon.. of
the President of tho Irtiltcd States, but
to no. othor dlrectlon whatever.
"The White House, Januaw 6. 19U3."

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