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The Times-Dinpatch:
First in news and first
in the confldence of
the people.
THB m.si'ATcn foi;nukij igrto.
Every Sunday isauo
of The Times-Dispatch
carries a complete In?
dustrial Section.
THI', WH.?TIlllft TluriAY? Mlimvent.
Manchester Assembly Adppls
Richmond Ordinance by
Vote of 8 to 3.
Effort to lilock Measure liasily'
Dcfuatcd, Result ticing Grcetcd
With Applause ? Spcakcrs
Show That Citizens as a
VVJiole Are in Favor
oi IMan.
DECIDING l>y n voto of S lo :j In
favor of a eommltlec ot confer*
once, lhe &mnclicster Clty As
hiinbly,nitcr ii sharp debate in.it nlght',
adopted tlie Workman ordlnance call
Ing for consolldslldn and namlng the
(.omnilltcu. The vote whb as follows;
Ayes?Drov/n, .ioncs, Nunnally, Work?
man, Bradley, Adklns, I'ergtison nnd
President Icennis. Xoes?Campbeil,
Wakefield nnd Tayior.
Interest ln tho meetlng wns. Intense',
and many tlmes the speakers were
forced lo dlscontlnue for a few ino
tricnts because of tlie applause. Kvery
avallable weat in lho, Councll Chamber
wus occupled. and niany stood ln tlie
doorways and around th" wall*. Tlie
crowd repreaentfl nearly evory cias*
in the clty. The dlscusslon was In?
teresting nnd nt tiinea splrlted. The
antl-cotiHolldatlon faction had only Iwo
champions, on tho floor?Messrs. Camp?
bell nnd Wakefield.
. Jlercly I'rpnenlpil I'elltltin.
The commlttee from the R<chmond
Clty , Councll. composed! of Barton II.
Grundy and William II. Adams, of thc
Hoard of Aldermen, and'K. H. Spwice,
Ai S. Buford. Jr., aiul John K. Uou
Lonvy, of the Common Councll. and
*W. T. Dabney, business manager of
the Richmond Chamber of Commerce,
ivi'm present. and after the roll had
been call, when. at the siiKgestlon of
ti member that any vlnltom present who
deslred lo be heard be granted the
prlvlltge of tho iloor, Chalrman .Spence
Lztated that If the Assenibly was pre?
pared the commlttee va* ready to pre?
sent lho petltlon. It was accepted and
read. after whlch Alr. Workinan offered
hln ordlnance ln conjunction with the
petltlon. lt was exactly similar to tlie
on" passed by thc Hlchmond Councll
with lhe exception of tlio names of tlie
commlttee. Tlu; Itichniond membfi*
of lhe Couficll wore strlcken ouf. and
the following Inscrted^.'.JIessrp. .Moore
and Perdue. of the Board of Alder
meu, and Messrs. Adklns. Bradley and
Brown. of tho Assembly. I'ollowing
Its rCading Mr. Bradley moved that II
be received and tlled. Al thls polnt
President Keams granted the floor prlv
llege to vlsltors, and Mr. Dabney stated
that he deemed it the part of wisdom,
prudence and hwdesty to refraln from
saylng anything on the quefitlon at that
tlme, and asked thnt the commlttee be
nllowed to retlre. It had done lts
duty, he sald. and it would take no
further part ln the matler at thc meet?
lng. The Assembly, by a unanlmous
vote, requested the commlttee to re?
On a motlon by Mr. .Ioncs that the
rules be suspended and lhe ordlnance
placed on lts passage. the flght was on
ln carnest. Mr. Wakefield at onco of?
fered as a substjtute that lt be lald
on the titl,le and twenty coples printed
for dlstrlliutjoii among membera. "I
have twenty coples in my pocket hero
whlch I wlll be very glad to give the
members," said Mr. Brown. by way of
forestalllng the tlrst move of tlie oppo
slllon. Mr. Wakefield, however, want?
ed tlme to study the matter. "We
should not act at present, when wo
know that the committee named Is
wlmlly ln favor of consolidation," he
Miui.i CliituRt'N Mnde.
"I deny that." said Mr. Brown. "Mr.
Wakefield doesn't know ho'w I stand on
the questlon, and I am named ln tlie
commlttee." Mr. Bradley, who was
nlso named, stated that he dld not
?want to servo, and that tho names had
slmply been put In because lt was the
oplnlon of the City Attorney that the
ordlnance would not be. legal unless
this was done. The names, he sald,
could be easily changed. On molton of
Mr. Wakefield the name of W. B. Brad?
ley was taken from the list, and tliat
of M. A._ Campbell substltuted.
At Alr.' Adklns's own request c. C.
Jones was placed on tlie commlttee in
hls place. Mr. Perdue, of the Board,
dld not want to serve and A. B.. Hook
er was substltuted. Wlth thls the
changes wero closed and the ordinance
put on its passage. At the call of thc
question Mr. Wakefield took the floor,
opposlng the measure, a?fl stating thnt
lt was a question of eternai Interest
to-tlio city. It wns not to be jumped
at without due consideration, and lf
the ordlnance was passed an electlon
could be forced on tho people whether
they wanted H or not, .Several promi?
nent atiorneys had told him thnt thls
was certalnly the case, he said. "It
looks good on the fnco, but it's bad
under the surface," he, added.
Mr. Campbell, tho next speaker,
stated that he, was opposed to it on
eveiry ground, and ln a speech following
flayed the clty of Richmond generally,
lts form of gqvernment, its lntentions
and Its ablllty to take care of Mnn
: Choster. Ile wns ln favor of the peo?
ple voting on lt, he sald, if they want?
ed.to vote, but he had not so far soen
any Inclination on thelr part |n this
dlroo'tlon, and, ln fact, he belleved
rtiat a vast majority of them dld not
wlsh to'brlng tho question to an issue.
Richmond, ha said, WHs not on a bed
of flowers, but was copilng.to Mnn
ohestor in a mlsslonary spirlt, saylng,
"We do you good."
Shlirp I'iinniikv un Flour.
"May I ask. you n questlon?" sald
Mr. Bradley. lnterruptlng tho spea'ker
at thls polnt and beginnlng his n,uory
by'saylng that, "What tlio gentleman
?ays ls not facts."
"The only queattoni In that ls the
question of my veraoity," aald Mr.
Campbell, aftar whlch there were sev?
eral sharp words, whlch woro orided
?when Mr. Bradley explainod tliat. ho
. dld not mean lt Iri that llght, Mr.
Workman Interrupted tlie. Bpeaker.oh.ee
to ask what percentage- of tho poople
residlng iu Manchester mako thelr lliV
Ing ln Richmond. "I prosume a von'
largo per cent.",!! sald Mr. Cainpbau,
".(Contlnued ,ioi?~j?aga Two=?Coimnn ?\j~"
Twelve .itvat #\'?.iv ln Ho*_ Io Try dip..
I't-lei* Itnliin.
FLUmttta, n. y., Apin 21.? tii?
Jury Uiui Iri to tty Cnptuln Peter C.
tiitiiis tor tlie murder ot Wllllam i_,
Aiiiils, lii;- ono-tlmo frlend, wus liniil
ly I'ompletod to-day. It took Ju.it
H6V011 day-i to holect tlio twelve men,
"iitl ln iimt t li uc 150 talcsmen wcru
cnlled nntl examlned, Tho Stutc wlll
|irc .M.nt its case, beglnning tu-inorri. w,
nnil fiom thnt tlmo on thc ense wlll
iitpvt expedltli/j.isly, All of thc Jury
nioi. nro married, wlth the exceptlon
of Otto J. .-.Icholtif*, who is twenty
HOVcn years of ngu und tlie youngest
imiti ln the Jury box. Hpealtlng of the
iMMcoiiriel or llie Jury onn of the do
I'-iiiliiiit'x counsel snld It wiig it "putch
wui k of vrfrying porfonalltles und tem
Tho defeiife lias fought nll along fnr
niHirlfid men, and ucrernptorlly chal
longed tln; few bachelors wlio have
ciuallfled. Captaln j-uiIiih lius taken no
part in Betuctliig llie twelve men who
v.lll duclde IiIh lalc. I.nt Iiiih i oinuiiicJ
slieiit tiiiuugiioiii iiie proceedings. lils
lawycl's con ton d thut he ls inmine
i*?iu, us lie wns. In tlielr oplnlon, ror
rrtohths before lie killed Ar/nis. The
"Jt-a that it luiiacy coninllsslon wlll
be appolnted to puss upon the cup
tainv present mental condttioii Is dom
inniit ln llie inlnds of those who havo
followed tho chsd. lf thls bo done, II
will coiric an soon aa thf llrst evi?
dence of ln>s.inlty ls presented by tlie
defense. Otlimwlsc, the trlal Is llke?
ly to last foui-iur llve weeks, nnd thlr?
ty or forty witnesses. Includlng tlie
ini-.inlty expc-its, wlll bo caliei. by both
Tliere wlll be a tlnge of mllltnry
color at the trial ln the presence or
several army officers. witnesses fnr the
defenso. who were nttached to the
postg where Captaln Ilalns wns stn
tioncd during hlg army career.
They itlll testlfy as to Irratlonal
acts <?f tho 'lefetiilnnt. Accordlng lo
John V, Mclntyre. chief counsel for
the defense, wl.nesses wlll be called
10 show a heredltary tulnt of Insaiilty
ln tlie defendant's family; Justlee
Garreltson 1ms ordered tlie Jury locked
ii|) during tlie trlal.
Heuejr nnd itosi-m .t-grc.. lo Sclllc Prl
\ttte DIITcrr ucea.
Frjiiu-ls J. Heney and Earl Rogers, op
poslng counsel ln thc trial of Patriek
Calhoun, to-day agreed that their pri?
vate differeneoH arlslng out of a clash
over tlie admlssion of testimony shall
be settled at thc lirst opportunity aftcr
the trlal.
I'or tlie flrst tlme Rogers appeared
to take off ense at Heney'b remarks,
und sald; "Don't you lulk to ine ln
that manner, Mr. Honey."
'"I'll meet you at any llme you say,"
auswered the prosecutor.
"All right. Jlr. llent-y." replled Ro?
gers. "That is agreed; but we wlll
settle thls matter after we have tnded
our duties to our respective cllents."
Mr. Heney departed from the court
rooin under cscort of his cu3tohiary
bodyguards, and the adjournment
marked the end of a stormy sesslon,
during whlch Heney adrersed Lewis K.
Byington, of the defense, us a "bark
ing qur," and Byington retorted by ad
dresslng lleney as "n tralllng dog."
Between tjuarrelg tlie eross-ejuimlna
tlon of James L. Gailughcr, who has
occupied the wltness stand since last
Tuesday. was concluded. and Daniel S.
Coleman, a former suporvlsor. was
Me Wlll linve Special Work In the
IS ii 11.11ii 14. of SubtnarlneN.
[Special to Tnc Timos Dljpntcli.]
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aprll 27.?
Lleutenant I-\ V. McNair lias been de?
tached from duty ln command of tlie
teserve torpedo flotilla at Norfolk. He
is to go to the works of the Fore
River Shipbuilding Company at Quln
cy, Mass., for diity In connection witli
the constructlon of submarines Nos.
IS to IS.
Satlstactory -reports come to the de?
partment regardlng the operatlons of
the two llttle submarines, the Por
poise and the Sliurk, which more than
a year ago went to the Phlllppines.
where, in the ordinary establlshment of
a complete naval representatlon tt was
desired to haA-e the vessels as an
adjunct to those of larger size. A
problem ns to how to get these veth
sels to Cavite was successfully met
by dismantling thein, storlng the va?
rlous parts ln fche hold of lhe collier
Caesar and then reassembllng them
v.-hen they reached thelr destlnatlon.
Wlth a view to a more equa.1 dis?
tribution of this class of vessels than
now obtalns. two other submarines
also are to be sent to the Philipplnes
for duty witli the Pacllic fleet. The
vessels are now at Norfolk, and sev?
eral. months may elapse bef&re they
start on thelr long journey.
.IiiiIkc llart Overrulet. Motion for New
'I'rlHl in Cooper Ciisc.
NASHVILLE, TENN.', Aprll 27.?
Judge Wllllam H. Hart to-day over
luled the motion for a new trlul ln
the case of Colonel,Duncan B. Coopor
and Robln J. Cooper, hls son, both
convicted of the murder of former
United States 'Senator Carmack. The
court's oplnlon was that there. wujI
no ground for settlng aslde the ver?
dlct of the trlal Jury. The defen.->e
at once gave notlce of an appeil lo
the Tennessee Supreme Court. The
appenl was granted.
The bond remalns the same and the
same bondsmen quallfled. The iefe.ise
demands thlrty days in which to ftl?.
a bill of exceptions. Declslon on this
point was deferred tlll Saturday.
Dcnlcr* Ordered <o Q.ult Sclllug Them
to IndlaiiH,
. LAREDO. TEX., April 37.?William
E. Johnson, of Salt' Lake, Utah., special
indlan agent, who has been Investl
gatlng the source of supply of what is
known as the "peyote" bean, whlch
has been sold to the Indlans, to-day
condomned the supply of beans, antl
bought them for the government. pay?
lng $2,50. About 50,000 beans were
bought, and two local merchants were
notlfled to cease dealing In them under
heavy penalty.
The. "peyote" bean grows on a
specles of oactus and contalns an in
toxicant slmllar in its action to a com
blnatlon of whiskey and cocaine.
Florldn IIon?c PruUca ? .>ltilrlilen? nnd
Peerlcan. l.entler ot n.iiiccrnlN."
TALLAHASSEE, FLA,," Aprll 27,-r
The Florida House of Representatlves
to-day adopted a resolution Indorsing
the Democracy of the matohl,e.ss and
peerless leader of the Democratlc
party, Wllllam .Jertnlngs Bryan."
Thls is -In the nature of a rebuko to
Congressman CJai-k, of' Florida, who
repenftly.''erttUslsi'ed ".Mr. Bryan, ln a
speech In Congress, Governor Gllchrlst
will entertaln Mr, Bryan on".the-t-.qcea.
slon of. the Nebrask**,h's .vislt to
Florida to make answer to the crlt
lolsms ol Itepre?entative CUrK.
Asks Vice-President Not to
Bother About Calling
Senate to Order.
pore Takes Issue WitVi WieVt
Virginian and Declarcs Protec?
tion Has Nqthitfg to Du
With Prosperity?Bailey
Conciudcs Income
Tax Speech.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Aprll 27.?
When Senator Scott, ot Wefot
Virginla. rose in hls placo ln
tlie Senate to-day to dellver a sct
speech upon the tnrlff, the hum of
corivernatlon by many Senators and
thoir apparent Indlffercnce to llsten to
the speech, caused the Vlce-Presldent
ty rap loutll for order ln the chamber,
and gave thc Senator occaslon to ad
mlnlKicr a mlld" rebuko to hla col- !
lengucs. "I do nol wlsh thc Senato
called to order," sald he, addrefuslng
the chalr. "I do not expect thls ar?
gument to cnango a vote, and consc
qiiently I am Indlffercnt whether Sen
alors retlre to the lohbles or Indulg*
ln conversntlon, hecause I do not caro
whether they llsten to. my remarks
or hbt."?
"The chalr does care," replled Mr.
The Senator then proceeded with
his speech. and many Senators gave
lilm strlct attention.
Upon the conclnslon of Mr. Scott's
rcmarks Senator Gorc, of Oklahoma.
engnged both Senators Scott and E1
klns m a colloquy concernlng tlio
wages pald American coal miners. de
clarlng that he hafi been rellably In?
formod .tlpit ln the rich Pocahontas
coal mlnes of West Vlrglnla the wages
were less than ln Nova Scotia aml
This statement was denled by Sena?
tor Elkins. who sald the pay of miners
In Vancouver. B. C, was from 20 to 30
per cent. less than ln thls country.
whlle in Nova Scotia he sald they were
about the same. or, perhaps. 10 per
cent, less than ln the Unlted States.
Mr. 'Scott ?aid he was without enaet
flgures showing these differences in
wages. but would present them to the
Drnotmrrrf hy Gore,
Mr. Gore, who stood at the front
row of the Senate seats on the Demo?
cratlc slde of the chamber. apparently
looklng over the body wlth hls slght
less eyes. dellvered an Impassloned de?
nunclatlon of the protectlve tariff. In
cldentally, he spoke of the treatment ot
coal operators, whlch he attrlbuted to
the tarlff, and whlch he declared was
out of keeplng wlth the clvillzatlon of
the day.
Revlewlng political condltlons, Mr.
Gore. speaklng ln dramatlc tones.
which resounded throughout the Sen?
ate chamber, referred to varlous in?
dustrial condltlons ln the Unlted States
to show that the tarlff had nothlng
to do wlth the prosperlty of the peo?
ple. He Inslsted that the 'Wilson blll.
approved August 28, 1894, could not
have brought on the panlc of 1893.
"Won't tlie Senator admit that an
tlclpatlon brought that panlc about?"
asked Mr. Scott.
"I wlll admit the Senator's statement
If the Senator from West Virginla wlll
admit that the antlclpatlon of the' Re?
publican party prectpltated the panlc
of 1907 and that the panlc of 1872 was
brought about by the same cause, as
those panics came under Republican
Presidents and under the operation of
Kepubllcan protectlve tarlffs."
Tauntlng the Oklahoma Senator wlth
havlng been a Popullst ln 1894, Mr.
Scott asked whether he had coples bf
his speeches of that year.
"Ycs, I have them," replled Mr. Gotev^
"ana the question reminds me that 1
have grown wlser and that the Senator
from West Vlrglnla ls not too old to
galn wisdom."
Advnncea Argumenta for the Lcvylne
v of nn Income Tojc.
WASHINGTON; D. C, Aprll 27.?Sen?
ator Bailey to-day resumed hls speech,
begun ln the Senate yesterday, careful
ly revlewlng incidents corinected wlth
the framlng of the Constltutlon, wlth
the purpose of laying a foundatlon for
hls 'argument upon the incOme tax.
He discussed the nature of direct tax?
atlon and said that that questlon had
never been satisfactorlly settled by the
Contlnental Congress, by the federation
that followed nor by the Constltutlonal
Convention. He sald It was a matter
of regret tliat framers of the Constltu?
tlon dld not satisfactorlly deflne what
a direct tax Is.
Revlewlng one case after another,
Mr. Bailey quoted from court oplnions
and other authorlties to substan,tiato
hls contentlon respectlng the constltu
tlonallty of an Income tax. iHe then
departed for a tlme from his purely
legal argument and launched lnto a
denunclatlon of men who he sald re
slst tho Income tax as Inqulsltorlal and
caloulated to make the United Stntes a.
"nation of l|ars."
All 'I'nxcx InntilNltorlnl. .
"That thls tax Is inqulsltorlal," sald
Mr. Bnlley, "Is true, but not moro so
than any other tax. To compel me to
tell the source of my income, as Is done
ln the State in whloli I llve, is as in?
qulsltorlal as tp compel me to tell the
amount ot my inoome,
"The curloslty of the State assessor
ls such that he not only compels you
to ftle an inventory on your own prop?
erty, but requlres you to fllo nn In?
ventory of -your. wlfe's ornaments.
Evory tax must be Inqulsltorlal, be?
cause otherwlse the honest men would
pay lt and the dlshonest men would
escape lt."
be'sts~with the jury
Fnte of Bencli HargU Wlll Probably
ne Known To?Oay. . ,
IRVIN, KY., Aprll, 27.?The fate of
Beach Hargls, slayor of hls father.
James Hargls, Breathttt county feud
leader, reats wlth the Jury to-nlght.
A .verdict ls not expected untll to
anorrow, ? . ? ?
Taft Sees Spirit of Appomat
tox Now Existing Between
North and South.
Hc Makes Grant Birthday D.nner
Occasion tu J'lcad for Breaking
uf Solid Soulh froin Stand
point of Bu.-_.ncss Advant?
age Rather Than
PHIl.ADKLPIIIA, PA.. April _>7.?
President Taft to-night was tliii
prlncipal speaker at the Grant
birthday dlnner of thc- Unlon League
In l Iilk city. Mr. Taft was shurply
critlclzed a. yenr ago because of cer
tnln of hls references to General .Grant,
and he took advantage of to-nlglit's
ufiportunlty to express anew hls od
riilration for General Grant ns n man,
as a soldier, and as Chief Executive of
the United States.
The President reachod Phlladolphlu
at G.fiS o'clock thls evening.
He was met at Broad t-treet by nn
lminensc throng, Entering an auto
mohlle, the President was escorted to
the Unlon Leugue Cluhhouse by the
KIrst City Troo|. of Cavalry.
The way to the Union I.eague Club
was lined with thousands. who cheered
the President vociferously.
At the dlnner, Mr. Taft spoke ln
part: "There are certain thlngs wlth
respect to General Grant tliat to-day
come back wlth reference to our pass?
lng life. They said that Grant had
not tho mllltary genlus that other gen
erals dlsplayed In the war.
?To my mlnd. his mind and braln
represented the very genlus of war to
suppress the rebelllon. because lt was
hls mlnd that grasped the thought that
untll wc had fought lt out wlth our
brave opponents and met thent In the
fleld and fought them us soldiers; un?
til we convinced them by our strength
that the battle was hopeless. wo could
not expect to have a united country.
And. therefore, from the time he began
ln Belmont untll he accompllshed thu
surrender of Lee at Appomat tox. he
fought not cities. not points of strat
egy, but he fought the enemy, nnd he
fought anrl fought and fought until he
wore out the opposition, because only
by wcarlng 'them out could he hope to
brlng about the condltlon _in whlch
there should be complete peace. (Ap?
Patrlollmn of I.ce,
"What I wished particularly to dwell
upon to-hlght was the splrit of that
peace at Appomattox, represented on
thc one hand by th'e magnanimlty and
far-sightedness of Grant and by the
self-restraint and courage and far
slghted patriotlsm, for that It was, on
the part of Lee In brlnging the strug
gle to a flnish. (
"That splrit at Appomattox ls to?
day, I trust, trlumphant. Between the
two leaders lt exlsted when the terms
of the surrender were slgned, but lt
was imposslble under the condltions
that that splrit should control and
make Itself immedlately manifest be?
tween the two sectlons. The condl?
tions were such that that could not
be. The remnants of slavery and the
distressed condltlon of the South and
the feeltngs that had been wrought
between the two sectlons could nol be
downed by the mere expresslon of two
such leaders as Grant and Lee, and lt
was ?necessary, I suppose, ' that we
should go ? through that thlrty or forty
years ln order that the rent whlch was
made to the foundatlons of our coun?
try and of our civlllzatloh should bo
reunited in a common country, wlth a
common spirit.
"But what I mean to polnt out is
that- the splrit we now rejolce ln, us
we find between the two sectlons no
remalning bltterness is a splrit that
exlsted between the two great com
manders the day that they shook hands
and slgned the terms of surrender. It
ls a matter that ' I have very much
at hoaft.
'.'.'I belleve lt is posslble to make the
two sectlons even closer together. The
South ls the more honiogeneous people
than we. lmmlgration lnto this coun?
try spread over the North and went
not^lnto the Soutli, and the South pre
served its traditions longer than dlrl
we ln the North. Added to that tralt
and quality of theirs wns the fact that
for. a long time tho traces of war and
the sufferlngs from war were present
to them, and.always they have present
the colored race to brlng back recol
lectlon of the strlfe. .--?.
All lll Sum. Hont.
"Prosperlty has come to tho South.
Some chanses, I feg_ r, aro necessary
ln flxed economlc prlnclples to promoto
the buslness of tho South. Wo are all
In the same boat ln a more emphatl-*
sense than wo over were before ln the
hlstory of the country. I meun bii3l
nesa boat, and they of tho South, espe?
cially. their buslness men, aro trem
bllng ln the balance of doubt aa to
Just. where thoy aro polltlcally (laugh
ter). In that condltlon I feel certain
tha next deende or .two decades wlll
brlng about a change ln thelr politi?
cal vlews, not necessarlly to qualify
thom for mombershlp ln the Union
League Club daughter), but stteli as
to fit them for Independent action, and
at times to be wllllng when opportu?
nity offers to vote for a different can?
dldate from hlm who ls supportod by
the Solld South,
"I am not making a Bopubllcan
speech, and I am not speaktng from a
RepublJcan standpoint; at least, I hopo
I can separate myself from that dlspo?
sltlon natural to.one who went through
the last campaign.
"What t am looking forward to is a
dlvislon ln the parties ln tho South,
sp tliat there shall be tolerance of po
UtleRl oplnlon there, so that [n thelr
State governments and ln thelr na?
tional affalrs tliere shall be more than
one political oreed to be subscrlbed to
and suppprted. I belleve that gener
ally through tlio South, the men who
are' not actlyely' oneftgea ln polltlcs
would reoognlise that end as one de
voutly to be wlshod.
May Doubt Blo.lve*.
" "In exprbssiug the desiro I am ciuitci
consqlous tliat my motlves are Ukely
'Conttnued"oir~raKe ?wo***-Co7uran iJT"
TO FffiE
Van Vlissingen Was Com?
pel led to Steal to Keep
Out of Prison.
Hc Involves Chicago Capitatists,
Wlio, Hc Declarcs, Had Been
Told of Forgcrics, hut Want?
ed Their Money, No Mat-'
ter W.herc It Catiie
CHICAGO, Aprll 27.?Peter, Van
Vlissingen, who lnst wlnter con
fessed that ho had forged mort?
gages to thc extent. of $1,000,000 there?
by causlng a great sensatlon In Chi?
cago, where lie had been known twenty
years as a leading real estate man, ex
ploded a bombshell In thc bankruptcy
court here to-day when ho stated that hls
confesslon a few months ago was an
tcdated by four years by a confesslon
made prlvately to men. who hold $400,
: 000 of his spurlous paper.
Van Vlissingen was brought back
to Chicago froih prison to-day to tcs
tify before Referee In Bankruptcy
frank L. U'can, who ls atteraptlng to
locate the valld assets of thc prlsoner.
Van Vlissingen declared that In 1904
he was compclled to confess to
Maurlce Rosenfeld, at that tlme a
dlrector of the now defunct Chicago
National Banki and Bcrnhard Rosen
burg, ii real estate dealer, that the
mortgages held by them and valued at
$100,000, had been forged.
"They dlscovered some Ifregularltles
ln the paper In that year," sald the
wltness. "and came to my offlce for
a conference. I admltted the forgerles
nnd said: '1 will go before the State's
attorney, tell lilm Just what I have
related to you, gentlemcn, about these
wholesale forgerles, plead guilty and
go fo prison like a man.
Wanted Thelr Money.
" 'We want our money,' they said. 'I
can get it." I told them, 'but I must
dupe others as I have duped you men.'
"We had another conference soon af?
ter," contlnued the wltness, "Flnally 1
proposed to settle wlth them 1 prom?
lsed to pay them from $.1,000 to $5,001
a week. Altogether I pald> them ap?
proxltnately $250,000."
Further conferences were held from
tlme to tlme. At one of them Van Vlis?
singen sald they sald: "We w'ant our
money." 'He replled he was getting it
as fast as he could ralse lt.
"Te don't want to know how you
get the money.' they told me at one
conference held in December. 1904."
Maurlce Rosenfeld ls a well-known
capltallst and real estate dealer.
Bernard 'P(osenburg, llkewlse, has
been promlnent ln the real estate busl?
ness and Jewish society clrcles for
many years,
Van Vllsslngen's face was pale and hls
hands trembled as he told hls story.
Hls eyes were bloodshot nnd hls llps
twltched as he faced counsel and
recognlzed former frlends among tlie
The wltness stated that hls" forge?
rles had contlnued for twenty years,
but that he dld not know the exact
extent of them.
"Will they aggregate $1,000,000?"
"And maybe more?"
"Have you nny property or other
assets not accounted for at present?"
Van Vlissingen was asked.
"No. except my plothlngr. I hnd
about $150 when I reached tho prlsnn
at Jollot, but I sent that back to my
More Deeply Involved.
"I told Rosenfeld nt least twenty
flve tlmes and Rosenburg half' as of?
ten." sald Van Vlissingen, "tliat I
could relmburse them only through
lllegal buslness operatlons. I to'.d
them further," the wltness contlnesl.
"that i was rapidly hecomlng deoper
involved, thnt the number of lllegal
transactions was multlplying, and
that my legal transactions were falling
off and had almost ceased to be proflt
Van Vlissingen snid he transferret!
llfe insurance policies aggregatlng
$40,000 to Rosenfeld, dellvering them
tq him, ancl further statcd tliat slnco
turnlng them over to Rosenfeld ho
pald the premiums on tho policies.
"Rosenfeld and Rosenburg. partlcu?
larly tho former." tho wltness sald,
"kept crowdlng mc for money untll I
feared the strain Avould klll tne. Flnnl
ly I warned Rosenfeld that if hc dld
not cease I would becomo so ner?
vous thal I could not duplloate more
notes. and that T then could not make
money to pay him.
"I sald I feared tho'end was noar:
that I dld not Intena to go to prison,
and?well,- he knew what I meant."
- Here the witness wept, but when the
referee suggested thnt tho hearing bo
adjourned, Van Vllsslngon protesteil:
"I want to got through. I end; stand
tho strain. Go on."
A recess, however, was ordered.
Rosenburg and Rosenfeld have on
gaged an nttornoy, nnd refused to dls
enss tho sensational testimony. All In?
qulry thoy referred to thelr counsel,
Lesslng Rosenthal.
- - * . '
Attorney Lesslng Rosenthal said to
"I heard of Vnn Vlbsslngen's story
five davs ago. There la no truth ln !t.
I am not ready to dlscuss It, hut 1 enn
say that nollhor Mr. Kosonfeld por
Mr. Rosenburg knew of Vnn Vllssln
gan's forgerles. At tho proper thn*
we shall retuto those charges,
"Van Vlissingen has a piotlve ln
telling thls story. The flrst Is to
mltlgat.e hls. own crlmes and the sec?
ond ls to escape proseoutloit nn othor
charges wlion h* ls raleaned from tho
penltentlary. Some of hls vlctlms have
made threata thnt tlmv wlll kean lilm
in the ponltenthirv for llfo. Jf Vnu
Vllsslngon can t?lt this story nud ro
onvor a lavga amount of money for
the , orodltorB of the estate from- those
two men, thn. wrntlv of these othor
credltors .may bo uuuoasod."
Curpornlliin SIumv* Knruiiin;-. nf *.'i'i,
U^l,l!ll.s for (ln* llinirti-r.
XKIV YORK, Aprll _".?The reffiilni*
i|i-;i ti .-I |j- dlvldends of | 1-4 per i:ent.
im llm pieferreil stock and 1-2 of I
| per conl. on tlie common stock vverc
ilecliirod lo-day hy" tlie directors of
tli** I "nlt-.ii States Steel Corporatlon.
Tlie total uai-nings for the i|iiHi'tev,
iifter dOdiiclliiK (ipcriitlng expenses, In?
cludlng tlius'! tor ordinary rermlfs iin.l
nifiiritiMiiiiice of plants nnd >>.> Inler
l<*st on hoinls and flxeil charges of
subsldlary companies, were 922.D2t.3BS,
nn Increase of $4)892.303 aa eompiircd
Witli the siune perlod of last year.
After dediictliig $3.73(1,199 fnr slnkluy
fi n.'da on lioiwls of sudsldiary compa?
nies and depreclatlon nnd reserve
funds, nn Inciease of $1,67.1.151. tliere
temalned net earnings of $19,185,089.
The *c'Hiiiln--8 by months were: .Imi
tinry, $7,282,005; Felinmry. $7,869,3:16.
nnd March. $7,980,337;
All the oflicers of tho compnny Imve
heen fe-clccted,
Ajtrccnienl Wlll ne Slgned nnd No
Trntilile Im Antlvlpn.cil.
SCRANTON, PA., Aprll 27.?The trl
dlstrict convention of the anthraclt-j
mlne workers, whlch Wlll, to-morrow,
ruilty tlie proposed iigrcement that ts
expected to be slgned by the repre?
sentatlves of thu men nnd the mlne
operators In Phlladelphla on Thursday,
met tlils afternoon, organized and
I adjourned until morning, when the re
| port of the committeo of seven wlll
: lay the agreement before the delo
i gates.
i The leaders of tho unlon fully ex?
pect the agreement to be slgned by
both sides on Thursday. thus Instirlng
li-clustrliil peace ln the hard coal llelds
of Pennsylvania for another perlod-ot
three yeurs. So far as can be learned
heru the operators fully understand
tho terms ol' the proposed agreement
and no further oppositlon ls looked
for from them.
They Are Siitllrle ntly Ito.stcd lo Go
Slinullnic tin tlie IMnlnn.
April 27.?Theodore Roosevelt and hls
son, Kermlt, had suftlclently recovereel
from tho fntlgue connected wlth thelr
first shooting trlps and tholr Journey
from Knpltl Plalns Station to the ranch
of Slr Alfred Pcase, on the Athi
River, to go out shooting for small
game. They secured a Grant's gazelle
nnd hartebeest.
Part of the Koosevelt camp already
has been establlshed at the Pease
ranch; the remalnder of the caravarl
wlll move over to that polnt to-mor?
row mornlng.
? The Roosevelt party decided to-dav
to remain for ono week at the Pease
ranch, and wlth thls stay ln view n
number of cases of stores were sent
Into the American camp to-day.
The smallpox among the porters of
the Roosevelt caravan ha-s been check?
Eleven Are Ktlleil and Eleven Wimnd.
ed In Aeclilcnt.
NAPLES, Aprll 27.?Eloven mei
were killed and eleven others wer?
wounded as a result of an cxploslo
here yesterday on board the ttallar
submarine Foca. The Arrterlcan gun
boat Scorplon, although only nlnetj
feet diritant from tlie Foca. suffereJ
no damage. Launchc's from the gun
boat to-day helped In the 'work ol
refloating the Foca. Lteutenant-Com
mander George XV. I_oga.n. captaln o:
the Scorplon. has expressed the con
dolences of the Amerlcan navy to tlu
Itailan Department of Marine.
Dled nt Scn on Vcsacl Whicli Put ln
I'orl VcHtt'riln.v.
NEW YORK. Aprll 27.?Brigadler
Genernl .lohn Brecklnrldge BabcocU.
U. S. A., retlred, dled at sea yester?
day on tho Prlnz Friedrlch 'Wilhelm,
whicli arrlved here to-day from Br?? ?
men. General Babcock was ?born ln
Louisiana int 184.1. He servod in No***
York reglments during the Civll War.
He wa.s appolnted second lleutenant
In the regular army from Connectlout
in 1S65 and attained the rank of brlga
dter-generul in 1903, when he was re?
Offlcers .Mnklnc. Evcrj; EfTo>r< to Protcc.
Tlielr I'rlNimcr.
SAVANNAH. GA.. April 27.?Driven
hy reports that friends of Clifford
Rutherford, of Lenox. Ga., were murch
liig on the Valdostu Jall to" lynch Ruth
erford's slayer. "Marshall Lewis, col?
ored, offlcers to-day brought tho ne
uro to Savannah for safe-keeptng.
Lewis lias been in three jalls In twen
ty-four hours. ' The fears of tlie otn
cers woro well founded, as a number
of mon are sald to have gathered, pre
pared to punish the slayer.
She Snld Jliirnc Could Not Throw Her
Over nnd l.l.e.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
NASHVILLE. TENN., April 27.?Isaac
Morse, awell-known young buslness
man of thls clty, was shot and al?
most Instnntly killed to-day by Ger
trude Douglas ln the offlce ot the
Amerlcan Dry Cleanlng Company. At
pollce headnuarters Mlss Douglas sald;
"Ike Morse- has hetniyed. me. He has
been going with me for the last nine
years. lle could not throw me over
and llve.*'.
Rcccircm of Hnnkriipt Flrm Get Three
Atitnniohlle-. nnd Yacht.
NEW YORK, Aprll 27.?The assets of
the. bankrupt brokerage tlrm of Ennls
<fc Stoppanl wore Increased to-day by
the- turnlng over to the recelver of
three automoblles and a steiini yacht,
the property.ot Mr. and Mrs. Stoppanl.
The uiituiiioliili's are estimated lo b?
worth $2,500, and the yacht, whicli is
on its way here from Norfolk, Va..,
is viilued nt $7,000.
SlIVVllllll l? Torn lo I'li'cet. "Wlioit flnllei
KERRICK. M1NN., Aprll 27.?Flve
workmen were killed and four serlous?
ly injured by the explosion ot a liollei
in thn (McGi-atli und Hogan a'a&injl'
to-day. The mlll was' torn UT^plofie^
by tho explosion ;of the boller.
Tliree IliilletM From Plrntol of Auiir.i
lliiMliiuicI Tnke Klle.l.
QU1N0Y. FI-.A.. Aprll 27.?.T. S'. Shaw
oC tho flrm of Shaw Bros., thls after?
noon flrod flve ,shpts at Dr. X C.
Konton, a practlclng' r'lysiclan of thl>
plnce. Three hullets took ,*-ffeot. Kaa
ton. wlll recover. Shaw.;. clalmod th.
doctor had rulned hls home.
""$40.73" to"fnllfo"rnli?.
Tourist Sl-ioper without chnnse vta Washlnit
S/oxt liuiu.l ...uto. 8.0 li, JUla BL. Ulttluruma
Abdul Hamid, Dishonored, a
Prisoner While His Brother
Wields Sceptre.
Church Issties Order of Dcposi
tion, .Drawing Terrible Indlct?
ment oi Crime ancl Acts
Contrary to Sacred Law.
With Change, City Gives
Way to Joy.
relgn of Abdul Hamld II. ended
to-day wlth hls depotltlon and
thu acccsston of his brother,
Mehmmcd Reschad Effendl, as llohm
med V. a variatlon of "Mahomet," lt
belng considered inapproprlate to as
sumo the preclse riame of the prophet.
Mchmmed V? ls the thlrty-firth aov
erelgn of Turkey, In malo dcscent, of
tho Ilouse of Ohmon, the founder of
tho emplre, and is twenty-nlnth tiul
tan slnce tho conquest of Constantlno
The two houses of Parllament, meet?
lng as a national usffembly In the fore
noon, approved tho decreo oi deposl
tlon, which was read by tho Sheik-Ul
Islam, chief of the Ulemas and su?
preme Judge on cccleslastlcal ques?
tlons. The document reclted thut
Abdul Hair:?d's acts wore contrary to
tho sacred law and set forth a long
list.of crlmes, the whole making a
terrlble Indlctment The assatnbly
c*Iiose Mchmmed-Roschad as Suttf?n and
appointed committees to nollfy the de
throncd sovereign nnd hls successor of
lts actlon. The flrlng of 101 guns an?
nounced to the waltlng people that a
J new Sultan had been proclalmed.
I'rreitionlcn Slniple.
The ceremonles connected wlth the
transfer of tho power were slmple.
The newly chosen ruler came from hls
palace ln*Galata through streets lined
wlth troops and cheerlng thousands.
and took the oath'at tho war offlce.
He then proceeded to the Parllament
and later went to the Dolmabagtscb:,'
Palace ns head of the emplre, whero
for so many years he had practically
been a prlsoner.
Martlai law was relaxed to-nlght.
and the people gave themselves over
to celebratlng tlio vlctory of tho Young
Turks' party and the end of Adbul
Hamld's relgn. Maay buildlngs werd
llluminated, and thousands of rounds
were flred by the soldiers for Joy.
General good ftumor prevalls every
where. . . * ".
The auestlon of the new cabinet has
not yet been settled, but lt ls thought
that Ahmed Rlsea wlll bo Grand Visi
ler, whlle some of hts assoclates wlll
probably be Illmia Pasha, the former
premler, as mlnl3ter of the interior;
DJavitl Bey. aa mlnlster of flnance, and
Rifaat Pasha, as mlnlster of forelgn
Church Tuauen Fetva.
Tho Shelk-tll-tslain, supported by all
the prlncipal pcrsonages of the hlgher
church admlnlstratlon. issued the fetva.
as the decree of dcposltlon Is called. Tt
informod Mehmnied Reschad Effendlthat
he was chosen Sultan by the wlll ot
the church. the wltl of the Parllament.
the wlll of the army and tho will of
the people. It admonished him to servo
God and keep the sacred law. as com
munlcated by the prophet. This Res?
chad humbly promlsed to do.
The fetva was prepared last night,
both Abdul Hamld and his brother,
Prlnce Reschad, belng Informed at nn
early hour this morning. The Shelk
Ul-Islam, lt Is sald. personally vlslted
the Sultan and read him the decree.
He Informed Hls Majesty that the ques?
tlon havlng been put In canonlcal form
before the shelk'and his assoclates aa
to whether Abdul Hamld had not for
feited the rlght to rule over tho falth?
ful. they had decided ."yes."
Abdul bowed his head, saying: "It
ls the wlll of Allah."
At a secret slttlng of the National
Assembly ln tho mornlng the decree
was read. It declared that Abdul Ha?
mld II. must abdlcate or bo dethroned.
The assembly unhesltat'lngly shouted:
"Detl\rone him!"
A deputation. consisting of two Sen?
ators and two Deputies, thereupon vls?
lted the palace at Ylldlss and commu
nlcated to the Sultan tho assembly's
resolution. Abdul Hamid replled:
"I expected thls; lt ls fate. My only
wlsh Is that the llves of myself and
my famlly may be safeguarded and
that I may reslde at tho palace of
Cheraghnn. ns I wlsh to dlo where I
was born."
A similar deputation proceeded to
the Dolmabagtsche Palace, fn Galata;
and Informed Mehmnied Reschad
rlffendl of the nation's wlsh.
The newly proclalmed Sultan replled
that he bowed to the wlll ot the peo?
Trnvel Ia Refnaed.
Later. the assembly debated the mo
mentuous questlon of Abdul Hamld'*
futuro resldence. The suggestion that
he bo allowed to travel abrond was
strongly opposed on the ground that
it miglit cause compllcatlons. It waa
flnally decided that he must remain ln
At 2:30 o'elook in the tifternoon. a
snlutc of twenty-ono guns announced
tho (leparturn of Mehmmed-Reschad r<i
Sernskerat to awear ftdellty to the. con?
stltutlon. Had hls successlon followed
lhe death ot the Sultan thls ceremony
would hnve occurred at tho Top-Ivapou
palace. where tho rollos of the prcphot
aro presorved, but as tho successlon
onsuod becauso of the dethronoment
ol' the ruler. thu ceremony was hcld at
tho war offlce. .
Tho Sultnn-oloot camo by bont across
! tlie Bospor.us to Staraboul, Ho lunded
noar the fcubllnio Porte, nnd thenen
proceeded to the kJeraskorat ln a closed
carrlage. drawn by black horses. A
largo detachment ut cavalry actod a*
an escort. and carrlag^s contblning hls
sons and hls sulte followbd.
Troops lined the. entlre. rome. com
prlslng rfeguiars'and volunteers of all
nntloiiiilltles; uf tho emplre, and en
thuslastk: crowcls wntvlied tha prcoes
slgn mul tueialmad tho new ruler. '
Alimi'd Ilian. Thc former proeldent of
the Chamber of DepuUet; and General
Scliofkot. KUd lils-; officers received Me
tuame<?-i;?flch?a ?l tlxo portali of ta*

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