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fn^piBvATcn FouwDBD m wml . WHOLE NUMBER 18,532. filOlIMONP; YAV TH?RS DA V, F KB KU A RY IG, 1911. TUB WEATHER TO-OAT?F*alr. PRICE TWO CENTS* ANNEXATION FEAR ALLAYED BY KNQX There Is No Thought of Political Union With Dominion. CANADA LOYAL TO ENGLAND Secretary of State Believes That Present Separation Is Best and That It Will Continue-?Op .. position to Closer Trade Relations Will Be Futile. Chicago, LH., February 1 5.?Secre? tary of State P. C. Knox am] .lames J, Hill" Joined hands to-night in urging the adoption by Congress of the reci? procity agreement with Canada. Do Iii ? poke at a banquet given by tho Chi? cago Association of Commerce. Near? ly l.ooo persons, representing almost ?very big commercial and industrial enterprise of tho city, as well as com? mercial and municipal organization from a core of Western elites., life"*- : iehed and applauded. "Though Hie people of the United ! States and Canada are 'a substantially homogeneous people' with deep moral and racial reciprocity, the benefits of the proposed commercial reciprocity with Canada ought not to be obscured by the tear of relations too cordial and conceivably dangerous to the great Canadian loyalty to England," in '.lie - opinion of Secretary Knox. . Mr. Knox declared that while mi? grations proceeded as constantly and hv freely between Canada and tho] United States as between two States j of this country, and while the two peo? ple have been welding together for two centuries, "there is not the slight? est probability thai this racial ami moral union will Involve any political change or annexation or absorption. ' Never Lose Autonomy, "It is an ethnological fact that po- j litical unit.1: of the English-speaking people never lose their autonomy," Said Secretary Knox. 'Like bees, they ? give: off their swarms, who set up for! themselves independently, hut they <io im! make political combinations among themselves. Since the revolution theru has been almost undisturbed peace and amity between the two countries, ami however governmental changes may have been bruited in the past, it is probably more true to-day than over liefere that the weight of sen Dunns l and opinion both in Canada and the United Slates, while desiring closer relations In all other respects, j* crys? tal lzed in a belief that tin- present po? litical separation Is desirable and will lead to tie: best development of each nation and to better ami more satis-! factory relations between them. j "In the higher atmosphere and I broader aspects of the situation, it ia j certain that if liiere should be any I great world movement Involving this, i continent. Canada ami the Untied States would, as a matter <-l course, j act In the most perfect concert in de fe-nse of the eonunon rights . a com- ; jtion blood ami civilization " Declaring, however, that the reci? procity proposition was "economic, nett political," Mr. Knox asserted: "The United States recognizes with satis? faction that the Dominion id Canada is a permanent North American politi? cal unit, and that her autonomy ;s se? cure. ThC United State- appreciates ttie advantage to tin- common welt a re <>i the continent that Canada contri? butes her own strength plus the strength of Great Britain." OiitliucN Itelntloiin. Secretary Knox prefaced Iiis argil-j nicht aliasing the fears of Canadian annexation with an outline of the trade relations between the United States und Canada to Hi,- work of the present administration, and then remarked that "for more than half a century the statesmen of Cannda, of Great Britain and of tho United States have by re? peated effort test!lied und reaffirmed j mi abiding and fundamental belief In the principle of American-Canadian ! reciprocity. Sketching briefly t)>.- negotiations ? between Canada and the United Stalest from (lie time of the passage of t In; I reciprocity treaty of IS Tel ami its abro-I gation In I860, Mr. Knox spoke of the .subsequent efforts on belli sides of ?:.-' line to promote reciprocal trade, tho Canadian pilgrimages to Washington, "the cold reception given the eminent: Canadians who made those pilgrimage- I und the appeal to Imperial and politl-j etil sentiment by their opponents at; home." "Our task was, despite all this.'' con? tinued Mr Knox, "to submit to the? jieople of the I'united States and to the people of Canada an opportunity to t-emcnt the commercial links which it is decreed shall unite us. The agree? ment submitted to Congress by the President is the result it is compre honsivo, in principle and avoids the ob? jection which was one cause of the abrogation of the Elgin Marcy treaty of 1S51?that it. It Is not limited to one class of commodities. It is men hi for the conditions of to-day and the] condition?-, of the future. Open* Fond Supplies. "Recognizing lite condition which exists in our own country and with? out undertaking to define the causes ?which liayo led to the Increased cost! of living, the agreement seeks to give] cur millions of wage-earning con-j Slithers the benefit of drawing upon d he surplus food supplies nearest. | nt hand. it seeks by providing I for the freest ? possible interchange | of commodities v across a political boundary which; when it comes j to production and commerce, is an ar? tificial boundary, to prevent these ma-, jilpulatlohs and those speculative Hue- j Illations in prices which are harmful Tioth to the producer and to the con- | pumer. flt may be stated as an axiom thai the more abundant the source of supply and the more Tree the move? ment of products' Die less chance there Is of decreasing the legitimate profits of the producer and of increasing the (Continued on Third Page.) Under Pressure, He Will Quit as Head of Missouri Pacific. ??f.oiu-i*. .1. gourd. New Vork. February 15.? Pressed by Hip Rockefeller and the Kuhn-Eoob Interest!*, George J. Gould is shortly to relinquish tile presidency of the Mis four! Pacific Railway Company; a po? sition in which his father; the late .lay Gould, placed him eighteen years ago. Me w111 be succeeded by a railroad man, not yet publicly named, who, to quote one of the new Interests In Missouri Pacific, will "eat, drink and sleep on the Job." Mr. Gould himself announced his forthcoming retirement, which will take place Just as soon as his successor Is chosen. The fact that Mr. Gould will become chairman of the hoard does m>t alter the opinion generally hebt in financial circles that to-flay develop? ments mark the passing of the Gould Influence, not only in Missouri Pacific, hut the various other railroads with widen the name of Gould has for so1 many years been Identified. AMENDMENTS ADOPTED Chun Kt>N in Collection of Corporation 'I'm to lie Announced To-Dny. Washington, 1?. C, February 15? Important amendments to the regula? tions governing the collection of the corporation; tax have been approved by .?Secretary MacVeagh and will he ofll Cially announced to-morrow. Among the amendntiehts affecting depreciation are; Depreciation of a company's stock Is a loss- to the stockholders, but not t< loss to the company Issuing it. and cannot be allowed as a deduct Inn. Deduction on account of depreciation of property must he based on the life? time of the property, its cost and Its value and its use. Good will represents the value of a business over and above the value of the property, and is chargeable only lb capital investment account, and Is not an allowable, deduction from the income. 'Ph.- other amendments affect many classes of corporations. Charitable institutions supported by voluntary contributions or state ap? propriations will be exempt from tax. I'uilding and loan associations which lend money to others than members tire not thereby removed from the ex? empted class. Pensions paid by corporations to re? tired employes Or their families or others- dependent upon them or on ac? count of Injuries received will be proper deductions under ??ordinary and necessary expenses." but gifts or gratuities to employes of a corpora? tion will not be allowed in that class. Returns for the current year are now being compiled, and Commissioner Cabell, of the internal Revenue Bureau*, esiimates the government will collect about S25.OOO.O00 this year from Ib.: corporation tax. TAFT CALLS FOR AID As President of lied fro.sn Me Asks I 'mills for < hi no. Washington. D. C. February IS President Taft Issued tlie following proclamation to-day calling for funds to aid the famine suf.Vrers in China: "As president of the American Red Crp'ss 1 appeal fb the people rj.f this ubuntr; to aid tli" unfortunate multi? tudes who are dying of starvation be? cause ot fa id i tie in China, either by money contributions, which should bo seilt io the local Red Cross treasurers or the Red Cross, Washington, D. C? or 'i\ assisting In raising a cp.rgo of Hour ami other suitable supplies to be sent to these people,! Congress' has granted t ho use of an army transport to the Roil Cross tor this purpose. The Seattb- Commercial Club, of Seattle. Wash., is co-operating with the Red Cross and will act as receiving and forwording agent for an supplies; l triisl that bur people will respond gen? erously and that the transportation lints will aid in flic delivery at Se? attle. (Signed! '.'WU.IdAM II. TAFT." NO BREAK IN SIGHT Tnmuuiny Unit nod Insurgent* Still firm n* liver. Albany, N. Y., February 1 ?.--Reader Charles F. Murphy, of Tammany Mall, and William F. Sheehan, the leading candidate for the United States 6Cn ntorship, returned lo Albany to-night. Roth declared that there were no new developments in the contest. They dined together and talked for a long time That there is certain to be no change In the situation tills week, was made evidtpt to-night, when legislators be? gan lo make their arrangements for weekly pairings following to-mor? row's vote. The? feature of the twenty-fifth bal? lot taken to-day was that Senator Franklin 1?. Roosevelt; (he Insurgent leader, and eight of his followers voted for .lohn I). Kornau, of CHca. resulting in Kdward M. Shepard's total vote be? ing reduced to thiCU MEASURE PASSES Forest Reserve Is As? sured by Action of Senate. ONLY NINE VOTES IN OPPOSITION Appropriation of $2,000,000 a Year Until 1915 Is Made?Hey burn Denounces Bill as Farce Which Will Cost Govern? ment More Than Pan? ama Canal. Washington, 1?. C, February lj.? After many years of. delay, the bill looking to tho creation of national forest reserves In the White mountains and the Southern Appalachian passed the Senate late to-day, the vote stand? ing flfty-scvon to nine. The negative vote was cast by Sen? ators Bristow, Burton, Clark, of Wyo? ming; Cullom, Gronna, ami McCumber, Republicans, ?nd Senators Davis, Paynter, ami Shlvely, Democrats. The bill passed the Hom o of Kcp- ] reSentatiVes last session, and as it was j accepted by tin- Senate without change it lacks only tin; signature of lite President to elevate it into a .statute. The entire day was given to the sub? ject by the Senate. Senators Brando gee, of Connecticut, and Gallingcr, of New Hampshire, stood as the especial Sponsors of "tho measure. Senators Simmons, of .Vorth Carolina, nun. New lands, of Nevada, spoke in support of the bill, and Senators Burton, of Ohio, and lleybu.rh, of Idaho, In Opposition. Sena'or Hey burn denounced the bill ii? a farce and as "Hie most radical pieee of fancy legislation ever pro? posed to Congress; He declared Dint if seriously carried Into effect, it would cost more than the Panama Canal. 1 While it is understood on all sides ?, that the purpose of the bill is the ac ouisltlon of lands in the White moun? tains of New England, ami of the Ap? palachians in tin- Southern States, for the creation of forest reserves, it con? tains no specific men:ion of such pur? pose. The authority for this proceed? ing is found in 'be general powers conferred by the bill. The carrying into effect of the pro? visions of the bill is placed in the hands of a commission, to be composed of the Secretary of War, the Secre? tary of the. Interior and the Sccreta/r-y ibl Agriculture, and two Senators and two members of the House ot" Rop rc-senta t lyes. The purchase of land is placed In the hands of the. Secretary of Agriculture, and is. confined to such arc-as as may affect the head waters of navigable streams. No purchase is to be author- ! i/.ed until passed upon by the to o- i logical Survey. The land, once ac? quired. It is to be cut up Into forest reserves as may seem best for admin? istrative _ purposes. Authority for co-operation with dif? ferent States is given and Jl.uuu.ot'O a year is appropriated until km:,. Contending for the general accept? ability of the measure. Senator Sim? mons, of North Carolina, bore per? sonal testimony to the erosion of the mountain lands in North Carolina, tie said that wherever there were clear? ings, the land was rapidly washing away; and that the universal verdict was that tloods are far more frequent and disastrous titan formerly. StiliMldy iiill Probably Dead, Washington, 1 >. February 1."..?It' leaked out this afternoon late that the Gailinget: ship subsidy lull, which pass? ed the Senate by the Vice- President's vote, and was referred to the House Committee on 1'ost-Otliee and Post- j roads, is probably dead so far as this Congress is concerned The liouso j Committee on Post-Office and Post roads was to have had a hearing this morning for the purpose of reporting the bill out of the committee with tho j recommendation to the House that it I do pass. But at the meeting litis morn? ing the Republicans found themselves fin a predicament of being unable to muster a majority to report the bill, j Representatives Sport y, of Conhecttr 'cut: Muff, of Pennsylvania; and Smith. I of California, being ill, were unable to I attend. There may not be another ' meeting of the committee, before next Week. If then, and the bill may or may not be reported then. The DeiiiO icrats on the committee are solidly bp ! posed tei the measure, ami have been ' lighting the proposition in ever:, pos? sible way. They have been assisted ' by Bepresentative .Stafford, of Wiscon? sin, and Itcpresentuiivc .Murdoch, or J Kansas, who Is understood to be op 1 posed to it. but he is absent because j cd' ill health and may not return any I more this Congress. Several Kcpubli j can members of the commit tee are j known to be unfriendly to the meas i lir.e. There is every reason to believe -the bill will not be considered this j session. I". H McG. More Money fur .hiMlecx. j Washington. D. C. February i."-. I The House to-day adopted an amend? ment to the Moon bill'for tin.' cod Id? eation of laws relating to the judiciary, increasing the salary of lite Chief .lust ice of the United States from *J", ono to SlS'OOO and the salary of the associate justices from $12,500 to ?|.?, 500 a year. The fate of the Moon bill ns a whole, however, is in some doubt, It had been ???10 hope of Mr. Moon that the bill j might be passed to-day, but the ab sonse of a quorum in the late after? noon brought about an unexpectedly early adjournment. A bill .similar to the Moon bill has passed the Senate, and Sponsors of the measure are hope? ful that action will bo had in the House. Senate In Lukewarm. Washington, p. c, February I 5s? President Tnft mas- be compelled to designate a leader to take charge of the administration's Interests in the tight over the reciprocity agreement in the Senate, and .if he does the In? dications are that he will select Sen? ator. Lodge'.' The Finance Commit tee. do which the MeCnll bill was referred When it was sent over from the House (CcmtDxued on Second Page.) CHARLES HALL DAVIS AND CARTER BISH?P INDICTED FOR LOOTING TRUST COMPANY CHILD STRICKEN SUDDENLY BLIND ? ;V;'. *$ ,-? I -^_- j Loses Sight of Both I?ycs inj Richmond Classroom With- j out Warning. OPERATION IS PERFORMED Surgeons Remove Piece of Skull Thought to lie Pressing on Optic Nerve. flrtlf a dozen Richmond surgeons gaUier'"! about rh; operating table Iii the M?.fpurial ifuv^rta] yesterday, when a piece of the skull of Nathan Spll berjr, thirteen years eld, son of S. Spii? berg, of COOEast Heigh Street, was removed, In older to relievo pressure upon the brain, wit), the hope of restor? ing the eyesight of the lad, who was stricken totally blind Monday morning at. 10 o'clock, while at study In his classroom. The operation was one of the most delicate ever performed In Richmond, ami if will be at least a day yet, it is said, before th-- result will be known. Dr. Robert S. Rosher, assisted by Drs. Dunn, Rcayy, White ami other sur? geons, performed the operation. All medical Richmond is eagerly awaiting the result of the ca.se, which is looked upon as one of the most interesting which has been brought to the atten? tion of tiie profession in this city in ! a long while. Suddenly Stricken. Persons familiar with the ease of young Spiiberg say it is remarkably strange. The boy left home .Monday morning, and there was no indication of the atlliction which came to him little more than an hour later. He was tin the sixtli grade classroom of the ?old High School building, on Marshall Street, where the pupils of the Reigli Street School were transferred some time ago. when, without warning, everything went black before the eyes of the lad. He was dazed for a few minutes, hut his screams shortly had j the room in an uproar. He wits hurried to his home by class? mates, and Dr. John Dunn summoned. This physician called other members of his profession into consultation. The loss of sight of both eyes was yester? day morning attributed to pressure on the brain of the boy. It ? was decided to operate, and the patient was taken to the Memorial. Piece of Hone Removed. I The case was one of emergency, and the operation, which took more than an hour's time, was performed at once. The surgeons removed a small piece of pono, about one inch in diameter, from the skull at the point where the pres? sure is thought to have been severe upon the optic nerves. The scalp was; carefully dressed, and the eyes of young Spiiberg covered with heavy bandages. When these are removed in perhaps forty-eight hours. It is hoped that vision will he restored. No other theory than that of unusual pressure upon the brain has been ad? vanced as u cause for the strange af? fliction. The father of the blind boy said last night that his son had never complained ol his eyesight and that he was a nor? mal, healthy youngster. Mr. Spiiberg is owner of a barber shop at 710 Rust Pre.ol Street. KILLS HIS SON j Farmer Shoots lllni Vt hen Threat I* W*rognrdod, Spartanburg. S. C\< February 15.? William M. Rnnford shot and killed his son. W. D. I.aiifo'rd, this morn? ing at the former's home near Wood? ruff. The sen had quarreled with his father ami announced bis intention of moving to an adjoining farm. When lie went to get his belongings, tlie 1 ohlei' Ran ford warned him not to go j Into tiie house. The son disregarded the threat and Hie old man shot him. ,l'oii<|iiiti tltller III. Oakland, Cab. February 15.?Jonquin ,(Clnelnnatus Heine) Miller, "Poof, of I he Sierras,'' to-nighl is in a critical condition in a hospital, Physicians diagnose tin- aged poet's Illness as u general breakdown. y CHAMP CLARK Scmi-j ocular Remarks Stir l.'p ExGttcmciit in England and Canada. BRINGS LETTER FROM TAFT Expressed Wish to See Western Hemisphere I nder One Flag Taken Serious])-: ? i Washington. February 1 a.?-The semt jocular remarks which Chump Clark, the Democratic Speaker-td-be, made hi the House during the debate on Hie Canadian reciprocity agreement to tiie effect that he believed the Stars and Stripes would one day float over the bntire NVcstorn Hemisphere, stirred up, most unexpected trouble to-day. Presi? dent Taft took occasion to write to Representative MeCall, introducer of the reciprocity bill, a letter disclaim? ing and deprecating the annexation talk, ami to follow it up with per? sonal remarks even more emphatic to his visitors. The letter of President Taft to .Mr MeCall says In part: "This agreement if it becomes a law has no political significance. No thought of future political annexation or union was in the mind of the nego? tiators on either side. Canada is now and will remain a political unit." The White House is said to regard the remarks of Mr. ('lark us most un? fortunate, and the President has made it known that he would like to have it understood throughout the world that his administration had no thought whatever of annexation when the re? ciprocity agreement was arranged. Tun Is Hopeful. The Pr'es|dent, it is said, is hope? ful that tiie people of this country. Canada ami Great Britain will look upon the speech of Mr. Clark merely as the expression of tin individual, who in the sentiment thus expressed, docs! not represent the Democratic party, or any party in this country. The news of Mr. Clark's allusions- bad created ex? citement in Canada and in England caused great surprise and consider? able amusement at the Capitol. This man most surprised of all was Mr, Clark himself. lie declared to-day that he expressed bis own Individual opinion^ and declared that he stands pat on his speech. Mr. Clark's entire speech on recipro? city yesterday was delivered in a half humorous, half-taunting vein. The House was in a gale of laughter most of the time, in return for the laughs he was creating at their expense, some ? if the Republicans tried to turn tables <oi Mr. Clark by chiding him with the fact thai he might have President Taft as ati opponent for the Democratic nomination. 'Phis humorous exchange reflected the spirit of the debate dur? ing the entire time Mr. Clark was sneaking, and no one gave serious consideration to his remarks regarding tiie possible annexation of Canada at some dim distant time. They regarded Iiis statement - in the nature of a com? pliment to tin- Canadlanqpeople, in that he would be glad to see the friend? ship that exists at present between the Canadians and the people of the United Slates so ripen in the future that all might some day be tinder one Hag. There was a further touch of face tlbusness to the debate when one of tie- Republicans asked Mr. Clark if lie would like to be lite first President of Hie in a gni Hecht union he was creating, ami he replied timid bursts of laugh? ter that he certainly would. IjTlondS of ill.' reciprocity measures were in? clined to take the view that opponents oT the agreement had simply seized Upon what was regarded here as an entirely personal and harmless state? ment to make capital against the rati? fication of the agreement. Democrat* Arc PleHsed. Democratic leaders partioulnrlj were, pleased to-day over the passage of the McCil bin. Rep.rcsehtatlye Underwood, of Alabama. Minority Reader Clark's chief lieutenant, and the chairman of tin; Ways 'and Means Cor.unit Ice of the next Congress, said that he regarded the action of the house as in every way helful to the Democrats, that it marked I he beginning of the end of high pratootlon and foreshadowed a i Con i hin? d on Third Page', > C0UN1 APPQNYI Ask That Invitation to Speak in Chicago Be With? drawn. ENEMY TO "FREEDOM" | -i Say that Records Show Him to j Be Propagator of "Peace of Death." Chicago. 111.. February l.y?Dccldod opposition has been raised by. Bohe? mian. 'Slovak and Po)lsti- eil I tors atid citizens of Chicago to the invitation extended 'Count Albert Q. Apponyl, lur iner Hungarian minister of education, to speak on "Universal Peace," lit the Washington birthday celebration In Chicago. A memorial to-day was presented to Chairman Alexander A. MeCormlek, of .tlio Union League Club's special com? mittee in charge of the celebration, signed by the editors of all Chicago papers printed In the Interest of Slavic peoples, asking that the Invitation be withdrawn. Causes Surprise. The? protest was received with sur? prise by Chairman McCormack, it came to him almost simultaneously with a message from Count Apponyl, regretting the Hungarian's Inability to accept the club's Invitation to speak. Count Apponyl declared other engage? ments would prevent his presence in Chicago to take part In the W ashing ton birthday celebration. Copies of the memorial were sent to former President Roosevelt and An? drew Carnegie. "Our protest against Count Apponyl," say the memorialists, "is bused on the following facts: "He is chief representative of the. Hungarian governmental tyranny, and, as minister of education, ted the op? pression of Slovaks and other non Hungarians in that kingdom. "Count Appohyi, as minister of edu? cation. Was responsible for the fusil? lade of Cernbva, where so many Slovak Peasants died Innocently, his report in the Hungarian Pari lament, made after the massacre of so many Inno? cent Slovaks of Ceruova, dial 'there is pence in that village," rather en? titles him to be the propagator of the "Peace of Death' than of the high idea, of 'Universal Peace.' '?The 3,00t?,000 Slovaks are not. al? lowed to read or to write in their mother tongue In tho public schools, which is the cause of an artificial de? gree of illiteracy among this people. The high schools conducted In Slovak, and supported by private contributions, have been closed by the government and Hie funds sequestrated. The Slo? vak Library Association has been dis? solved and its building seized To take a Slovak newspaper or to speak the Slovak tongue Insiires every pos? sible obstacle and persecution. "Who will wonder that the great Norwegian poet UJornstjerne Ujoorri son refused to stay under one roof with this Count Apponyl, tho op? pressor of the Slovaks. OutniKc on Freedom. "There are more than 500,000 citi? zens of Slavic origin resident in Chi? cago. In the name of all these Chl cagoans, we protest against the out? rage on freedom and liberty which would be perpetrated, if a representa? tive of tyranny were permitted to ad? dress Ibis meeting." To former President Ttoosovell a copy of petition was sent, on the grounds that he, as a speaker, anel, as generally understood, responsible for the Hungarian's invitation, might heed the plea and rcfuso to speak with Ap? ponyl. Carnegie's copy was sent because of the ironmaster's interest in Hit; sub? ject of the count's address, "Universal Peace." OLD W0RLD~P0LiTICS Apponyl Tells lliov it l* Plnyed iu Europe. New York. February 15?Politics aa it is played by the crowned heads of the ?>ld World, the rules governing tho gaine and their relation to the mainten? ance Of peace among the powers were i discussed tb-nfghl at a meeting in i (Continued on Third I'ago.j Charged With Embez< zling $135,766 From Trust Company. BOTH ARE BAILED . FOR APPEARANCE Seventeen Indictments Returned by Grand Jury, Some Charging Embezzlement, Others Im? proper Entries, and One False Statements to Cor? poration Commission. Officials Indicted for Embezzlement [Special to The Tlmos-Dispatch.] j Petersburg, Vn,, February 15.? , The grand Jury in the Hustings Court this afternoon nt 5 o'clock re- 1 turned Die following Indictments In the cntiB of (lie Appomnttox Trust Company! Against Carter Jt. Tltahop, former cnshlcr, ?It. indictment* for 1 nlleged cmber.7,.lrment of various 1 sumst ngalnst Charles Hall Davis, ; former president, air Indictments ns accessor?- Iiefore the fnct to the above) against Carter It. Illshop, two indictments for omitting to render proper entries in Davis'? accounts; agnlnnt Charles Hall Uinis, tno In? dictments as accessory to the nborp; against Cnrter It. Illshop, one In? dictment for making false statement ns to flnnnetnl condition of Appomnt? tox Trust Company dune 23, 1000. The aliened embezzlements range form 9141 to $$4,000, the total amount Involved hclng si:ir..t??*>. Folio Trinis the return of the Indict? ments, Mr. Dart* and M r. Illshop ap? peared, and each gave bond In the sum of ?.?i,nno on the first Inrtlct meut nod 91,000 on each of the oth ers. Officials of the rrnrcnnbrd Appo? mnttox Trust Compnnj-, now known ns the American llnnk nncl Trust Company, had no statements to make regarding ?he grand Jury's findings I Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Petersburg, V.l., February 16.?-All conjecture and speculation as to tha report of the grand jury of the Hust? ings Court, as the result of the Inves? tigation of the management and af? fairs of the Appomnttox Trust Com? pany, wore set at rest this afternoon ait 5 o'clock, when the jury tiled Into court, sifter a brief report, and handed up nine indictments against Carter It. Jtishop. the former cashier of the com? pany, and eight against Charles Hall Davis, the former president. Six of the indictments against Bishop alleged embezzlement of the funds oi the bank in various sums at various times, and six Indictments againsu Charles Hall Davis charged accessory, before the fact in these cases. Two additional Indictments against Carter. It. Bishop alleged omission to tnako .proper entries of Charles Hall Day IS'is account, and two additional against; Davis alleged accessory before tlio fact. False Statements Alleged. A ninth indi< tmcnt against Cnrter ft; Bishop charges the making of falso statements to the Corporation Commis? sion as to the financial condition of tho Appomattox Trust Company at tho close, of business on .lane 23. ICniP. The embezzlements are alleged to have ranged from $111 to $3 l,00i>, anil the total amount Involved was ?130,764. Charles W. Bland, foreman of th? grand jury, in handing up the indicti nients, stated that the jury had niadai a laborious, patient and thorough in? vestigation of the affairs of the Appo? mattox Trust Company and that th* jurors felt it their duty to return tho indictments. The court thanked tho jurors and discharge,! them. Iteleased on lloiuls. Mr. Davis and Mr. Bishop both ap? peared la court when informed of tho indictments, and were balled each in the sum of $5,000 on the lirst. Indict? ment and $1,000 on each of the others. Fach has engaged counsel for his de fense. It is reported that the question nf Indicting some of the directors oC the bank was discussed in the jury room, but was abandoned. Special (irnnd Jury Sworn. The matter of the bank's affairs was first brought to the grand jury oti January 21, a special grand jury be? ing sworn to make investigation, .lohn A. Pllcher, of Koanbke, a stockholder, addressed a letter to Judge Mullen, of the Hustings Court, and to K. Ii. Mann, Commonwealth's Attorney, rod ting past troubles, arising, as he alleged, out <"." mismanagement of the bank's affairs, and expressing Use opinion that "in the interest of the good rfamo of the community and of the .state, the matter should not be overlooked by the proper legal authorities. .V similar letter was sent by Mr. IMIchor ( to the president of the Corporation, Commission, and the one lo the court oftlcors here became public. ' Tlie grand jury lias been held to? gether since January 21, taking oc? casional recesses, and made a fuil in? vestigation into the affairs of the old Appomattox Trust. Company, otlicera and directors of Hie company, and many other witnesses were called be? fore the jury, and the hooks and rec? ords of the bank were examined, indictments Stir t'tty. Probably no event financially or oth? erwise has aroused such general in? terest iti Petersburg as has tho ease of the Appomattox Trust Company and ills affairs. The bank was the young? est of the city's financial institutions, und started operations under mpst fa ? vorable auspices. It was organized mainly through the efforts of Mr. Da? vis and Mr. Bishop, who were elected president and cashier, respectively, ot the bank. In which they were largo stockholders. Mr. Bishop, has been known to the financial world for many vears by reason of his connection With banks here, and Mr Davits has beca