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The times dispatch. [volume] (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, October 27, 1911, Image 2

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htfore the consolidation Of ltuS-190*
and Iba formation of the Federal Steel
Company, the Carnegie Company. <)f
Kow Jersey, the American Steel and
Wire Company, the National Tube
Company, the National Steel Com?
pany, the American Tin Plate Com?
pany, tho American Steel Hoop Com?
pany, the American Sheet Steel Com?
pany and other corporations prior to
the formation of the United States
'?Steel Corporation itself In 1903.
Acaulsltlon of Tennessee.
Describing the corporation's acquisi?
tion of the Tennessee Coal and iron
Company the petition relates:
"In 1907 the corporation acquired
the control and almost the entire own?
ership of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railroad Company. The properties of
this company wero located mainly In
Alabama and Tennessee Owing to the
character of Its coal and iron deposits
the Tennessee Company could manu?
facture pig iron cheaper than It could
be made In any other part of the
United States. On account of its vast
holdings of coal and Iron properties,
it was a strong propable future com?
petitor ot the corporation. Most of
the rails In the United States had been
made out of Bessemer orea On ac
count of accidents attributed to weak?
ness in such rails, a Jemand arose for
an open feearth rail, and for such pro
cuss the ores owned by tho Tennessee
Company weio available.
"In 1907 a sensation was created tn
the steel rail market by H. H. Harri
mon. ordering from tbc Tunnossee!
Company 157,600 tons ot open hearth
steel rails at $1 more per ton than the
price of Bcssetuer rails. This as once i
put that company Into a position Of
an actual competitor of the corpora?
tion, and of a possible competitor that]
could not bo ignored, of great Poten?
tin II tv. 1
"The corporation was not alow to
discern the situation. James Galley,
llrst vice-president of the corporation,
having acquainted himself with (!?<?
properties of the Tennessee Company,
bad already recommended to Mr. Frlek.
?who was then a director Of the cor?
poration, that it acquire the properties
of the Tennessee Company.
"Grant B. Schiey, of the firm of
Moon- & Schiey, of New York City, was
oho of the syndicate holding a major?
ity of tho stock. This was known to
the officers of the corporation. Moote
& Schiey, In October. 1907, owed large
turns of money in New lork and else?
where, from $36,000,000 to $38,000,001
upon call r.nd time loans, which wer.?
running to maturity. Some Of these
loans were partly secured by pledge
of 100.000 shares of Tennessee stock,
the amount fluctuating.
'In October. ISO", a great panic
came, and New York was the storm
centre.
'Those In control of the corpora?
tion obtained Intimate knowledge of
the affairs of Moore & Schiey, and of
their holdings of Tennessee stock. The
credit of Moore & Schiey and the!
character of their stock holdings, t>uoh|
es Tennessee ?stock. Republic Iron and
Steel stock and other Industrials, was1
discussed on the street and among,
bankers, and the question of their f nil -1
tiro was mooted. The Tennessee sto*kl
was speedily subjected to criticism,
end. In Wall Street parlance, was
"hammered' ns a collateral. H. C.
Frlck and E. U. Gary, rcpresentlr.a; I
the corporation, took up the negotia-j
tlon with Schiey for the purchuse of;
tho syndicate stock of tho Tennessee
Company, altering first the equivalent:
of 60 cents on the dollar, and after
words 75 cents on the dollar In cash'
for the stork, which Schiey decl'ned. i
Onklc-igh Thorne. who was president)
of the Trust Company of America, a!
New York Institution, was one of the.
hyiidle.-ite that purchased the majority!
?>r the stock of the Tennessee Co.r,-i
jpany, having subscribed for 12,000 1
chares.
"In a New York paper of October 2H I
appeared a statement headed 'Aid Trust:
Company of America." Among other j
things it Bald that at ? meeting the j
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i night before of the chief bankers ol
\ho city, heuded by .). P. Morgan ?& Co.
it w.is formally decided that the point
j then tieeding buttressing was tin
Trust Company of America, and that
j this determination was announced at
[ tor Mr. Perkins (meaning George \V
I Perkins, of .1. I'. Morgan & Co.) had
been in conference subsequent to said
! gathering of bunkers. A part of th?
article, sub-headed 'The Oftlciul State?
ment,' said: 'The chief sore point is tho
Trust Company of America.'
.iBKravatcd Condition*.
"After expressing -onlldence In tho
condition of the company und stating
that it would be uiued and that cap?
ital had been guaranteed therefor, It
was staled that theso steps were taken
for the purpose of announcing that
the company would be taken cure ol
it an examination into its a Its Irs, which
huu been authorised, showed conditions
to be us sound as there was every rea?
son to believe them to be. Tills an?
nouncement helped materially to cause
a run uii the said trust company ami
aggravated the general uneasy condition
and made the position of Moore
Schley more desperate, it was gen?
erally known that Thorn? and Scniay
were members of the Tennessee n ?
dlca te.
"HegnrjUcss of the Intent In giving
out the statement-?and the facts ar.o
not t'ufftcientiy known to make any
charge in this regard?the fact Is thu
It contrbutied directly and stropglj
toward bringing Moore & Schley to a
point of Imminent (allure, although
ihc-y wore ampiy solvent. Their con?
dition bad become desperate. It being
generally regarded by bunkers ana
inlanders Ihut their failure might pre
clpltute a general crisis, they, .1. P
Morgan ? Co., taking the bad, exerted
themselves by advances of rcauy money
to meet pressing demands unj other?
wise tu prevent Uieir suspension- Much
of the eifort, however, revolved abotii
itie preparation for the corporation >?>
acquire the stock til the Tennessei
company.
??.Notiilng loss than the control of tin
Tennessee company was con.'idered by
the corporation, and negotiations pro
cce?cd rapidly and steadily to that ;
end. u being represented to Schley :
that In no ?.-Hier wuy could relict be ,
brought to him.
"There was fear upon the part of .
the corporation that when the move?
ment-became publicly known the gov- 1
ernment might take steps to prevent
its consummation, in view of this,
IC. II. Gary, chairman of the execu?
tive committee of the corporation, and
H; C, Prick, a director, went to Wash?
ington, reaching there Sunday morn?
ing, November 1. to see the Presi?
dent, bavins previously made an ap?
pointment. Without fully dif'.'loslng
all Ihc facts In regard to the Tonnes- 1
rev -trek. Its ownership, the amount .
of money estimated us necessary to
relievo Moor?- and r-'chiey and the at-'
rtiligemonts thai ha<l already l.??*:i
mild?.- to rolleye the Trust Company
of Arherjeu, they represented to the
President that the only talng that
would prevent a vicious spread of the
paplu was for the corporation to nc- i
quire the stoek of the Tennessee com?
pany.
. "The- President recorded In n letter I
t., (lie Attorney-General, written in
iiirir presence, their representation, '
IK- .xtulfH that said Gary and Frlch
lold him thul there was a certain;
i..uiin>- firm which would full if help i
laliQuld nut be given, and that among
It* assets were ? majority of the s'e:
cu rill et of the Ttmnetsce Coal Com?
pany, Thy firm refcrrrd to wet nn
doubtedly Moore A Bchley, but It was
not true that among the a>.set>. of
the ihm won a mtjorlty of said securi?
ties Nor was it true that said Sehley
had among bin u^<ta a majority or
anything approximating it; The Presl- :
dem further said In his letter:
"MuQge Gary and Mr. Frlok in- I
ft,ruled m< that but little benefit will ?
come to tin- -i?ei corporation from
the purchase.' ;
Statement In Misleading.
"Tnla i.tatement to the rresldont was
a misleading one. The property was
\ .rr> valuable. Next to the eorpory lion
the Tennehh^e Company hud the larg?
est coal and ore properties In th?*
Knited StateD of any ?leel concern ,
A competitor was removed. The cor*j
poratlon. In Us report tc '.ts Blo'ek-|
? elders of this purchase, said liiut the
rmt of puichaHe wore satisfactory,
both us, v> price and manner of pay?
ment: that the purchase of the prop?
erty promised, to benefit the corpora?
tion, and that the Tennt|*ee property
was very valuable.
"The President wat, not made fully
acquainted with the state of affairs
In New York reievunt to the transac?
tions ui, tn:y existed, if he had been
fully tflvlse i he would h*\e known
thai k fleets to mop ihe panic w?s not
i ?Iii! foip ^?jviim cause, but that Hier?
tvu? aim, the desire and purpose to
acquire th? control of a company that
I h?d rereinlv assumed a Qjtaitlon of
Like Bombshell
to Washington
Washington, D. G* October 'M.?
Tlit filing of the so-called steel
trust aolt wae a bombabcll to official
AvoBbituittou. It Is sals that only
four m'D kneiv of It, so closely did
the Department of Justice safeguard
I fa action against leaks. Attorney
General Wlckershnui, his aecret"ry,
Frank Cole, and J. M. Dickinson,
former Secretary of War, the sov
erntrrctrt'a speelal cotussel Id the case,
arc the flrot three who were In the
secret, it la preaumed, of course,
that the fourth was the President
of the United States.
special agenta of the Department
of Justice have been at work on the
ease sathertns evidence at mrluu?
tlmea during the lout three years.
It Ttaa stated at the Department of
Justice that this evidence so gath?
ered had been Mupplemeuted by some
of the testimony given before the
Stanley committee of the House of
Regreaetftatlveo, which has been
conduction- an Investigation Into the
Steel Corporation. solicitor-General
Lehmann bna also done much to?
ward prepnrlnhT the cose. It tvaa
not generally ?npposed that action
aitalnnt the giant corporation nm
ao near at hand. Many believed
thut the attitude taken by the Cor?
poration'? ottlclula In recent public
statement)! probably accelerated the
carefully laid plana. The former
Secretary of War's retention na
special cdunael became knoivn for
the ftr?t time tu-dny when the bill
not Died.
[ potential competition of great slgnlfl
I canoe. The Prosldenl, taken us be
was. partially into confidence, antl,
moved by his appreciation of the grav?
ity of the situation, and the necessity
for applying what waa represented tu
him to be the only known remedy,
staled that he did not feel It to be his
duty to prevent the transaction
"The. matter then moved rapidly to
consummation. Tne corporation und
Its powerful banker alilcs did not ad?
vance the money or lend the bunds ol
the corporations upon the Tennessee
Utock, which would have relieved
Moore & Schley. so far as the Tennes?
see collateral was concerned, and
which would not have exceeded Jli.oOO.
000 or 16,1100,000.
"They took the position that nothing
would relieve the situation but the
corporation taking over absolutely the
majority of the Tennessee stock. This
was done, and It acquired also, under
tin- same ugreement, additional stock
The corporation exchanged lor the
slock Its own bonds on a basis which
paid par In cash, for stock which Gary
a lew duys before said wus not Worth
more than 60 cents on the dollar.
"While as lo much of the situation
the facts are In doubt. It Is certain
that the corporation availed Itself of
the embarrassment of Moore & Schley
at a most critical period, und the ham?
mering ol the Tennessee stock and the
threatening of a general financial
calamity, to acquire the control of a!
competitor taking op a formidable us
pect.
Heu ?er to Country.
"The corporation thus greatly!
strengthened its control of the '.rov \
or., supply of the country, Its pre
dominating position in the Iron and
steel trade of the South, eliminated a
competitor, and unlawfully acquired a
power which Is a menace to the wcl
fare of the country and should be do
Btroyed."
Then the bill goes on to allege the
formation of Illegal pools known as
the Steel Plate Association, the Struc?
tural Steel Association, the Steel flail.
combination, the Wire Hope comb! 1
nation, the Kubber Covered Wire com-!
blnntion, the Horse shoe Manufactur?
ers' Association, the Underground I
Power Cable combination, the Weathe.j
Pl'OOin and Magnet Wire combination,
the Land Encased Rubber cable combi j
nation, and the Bar Copper Wire com \
bins tl On. These are alleged to havci
been illegal agreements lo suppress:
competition, and tlx price? in the com-]
modltles indicated by their nannsj
Combinations other than written pools;
and agreement. the government:
charges, were entered Into at various j
m.-etlngs. One in New York, on Jn.-'
uary 11, 1911, Is specified. The govern?
ment's petition says:
"Under the auspices of the corpo- |
ration, these Interests, naturally com-j
peltlve, but harmonized bv this n't- j
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work of correlations, and overshadow?
ed and dominated by the power of the
corporation arisen from its pre?
eminence In the business, und the ir?
resistible strength of its alliances
come together, from time to timo, ?nti
out the views of tho corporation lo
respect of prices and output, and all
that hitherto was affected by pool:
und formal agreements, reach a com?
mon understanding and purpose, and
proceed to carry them out.
"It is not here alleged that merely
assembling ana mutually exchanging
nitormatton and declaration and
ueelarutiun of purpose uiuounts to an
agreement or combination in restraint
oi tru?u. These meetings and tuest
results have gono turtuer, V\ nat they
actually accomplished snow a tue great
iiuu dangerous inincr uunioveu Oy in?
corporation inruuijii uiuawtui cum fi?
liation, exercised o\er too traoe and
commerce 01 tue country. Tue con?
certed uetiun iukcii nus prevented
uuciuttlious in prices unu coniputitiou
"At the meetings have limn repre?
sented, ui ine iron and stool traue in
tile Lulled States, tuny uu per cent. 01
in- louu. in no line oi ousiuess Hi
tne v\ oriel ai any time has Hiera ueen
such u large percentage of tnoso cn
gugeu in a uusiuess a a the percentage
01 tnose iu tnis country, Who at tlieac
meetings ho along uay by day, hund
in nanu, pursuing the same course.
"At tne lime 01 one ol these meet?
ings, held in New fork. January 11,
It'll, there was not in tins country
a demand for more than 80 per cent,
of the total producing capacity in the
lines ol iiio.-e there, represented, ana
mere was not not enough business to
go around, and there was no possible
x.'ty of protecting themselves troin
competition, except by coming to an
unoeratandtng that each wouui be sat
islied with a proportion of the bus?
iness, v. hlch wan understood bv all,
and this understanding was carried
out, and no one or tliein computed tot
tile recognised business of the others.
"When tln-y met the chief executlvu
of Hie corporation admonished them
that no one of them should forget the
moral obligation he was under toward
his neighbor, and that It was of the
highest importance at that particular
time that every one of them should
have a keen and abiding sense of the
personal obligation which he had to?
ward all tin other.', and lo make no
mistake of running Hi.- risk of tres
pusslng within tin- domain of the
rights of his neighbor, who had glvi-n
his confidence "t'd trust, and who was
willing at all times to put within the
knowledge, and therefore more or less
und?r tne charge and control of the
others, the very direction of his af?
fairs.
Concerted Action Acquired.
"By these meetings and interchange
of information and understanding euch
became in honor bound not to get the
trade of the other, and each, ny the
concerted action acquired, participated
in the direction of the affairs ot the
other.
"The main purport of the meeting of
January It, It'll, wa.s the question ol
mninf.inlng or clitfnging the prices oi
the commodities in which they dealt
A majority came lo u consensus, wider
was uccepted a.nd followed by all. ?
"At these meetings they not onl)
exenungfrd Information, put advooatf-d
control ot prices, and reached a com
mou understanding, which wns follow- ;
en, under solemn admonition, that they
were bound by an Obligation more es?
timable than life.
??These meetings brought about lh?j ;
maintenance of prices."
Attached to the bill, among many j
other exhibits of aneged agreements.
ia a statement Showing the extent to
which the Steel Corporation is repre?
sented in the dlrei torates of othet |
concerns: It snows wwnrgc l<\ Baker as
,i director In 56 other.-'. hl?nuind C. I
Converse in 2V; William V- Corey In
:>.' J. 1'ierpont .Morgan In 61.
of this ihe government's petition
'?Under the pollcj of the corporation,
there grew up .i ?. uinniunity of In
lUrCHl and power to tnlluencc action
to a common purpose, never cxcccdc-o
in the commercial history of the
wono There came into existence a
system oi interlacing of directorates,
>. men embraced utmost the entire
commercial and ilnancial powers ?>
.. o country.
"All tiic business of the corporation
und it. controlled companies is. con?
ducted without competition umong
them, and us a part ol a general plan
und combination, bj whlcu they havt
partially destroyed competition in
trade and commerce among the States
and with foreign nations, and have
by their strength, acquired u. great
and unwholesome Influence over com
petite rs. whereby they are brought
Into harmonious action with the cor?
poration In restricting coinpetltlon'ane
in restraining such trade and com?
merce.
?Since its Organization, the corpora
ll u, by means of Its grc-c earnings
made possible lurg(!y through tilt
power und control over the trade in
Iran and steel derived from and ex?
ercised by the combinations described,
has further increased Its power, in?
fluence and domlnancy. by enlarging
Its old plants und constructing new
ones, paid for largely froiyi its earn?
ings. The investment of earnings has
been from JtOO.000.OOo to ?150,000.000.
? 'Its net earnings, as shown by its
j annual reports, for nine months of the
y?ar 1001, and for the years 1002 to
IUI 0. Inclusive, aggregated $930,0i.r.,
838.SO. Tills? was an average of about
7 per cent, per annum upon the total
cupltallrstion of the company.
The real earnings amounted to en
average approximating 12 per cent, per
annum upon the actual overage In?
vestment In the properties, but in es?
timating such actual investment there
are included values which aroso from
additions made out of earnings, which
earnings were largely and wrongfully
enhanced toy the unlawful combination
and the pow.er and control exerted by
; It."
Parties to (be Suit. '
I In addition to the defendants al
ready named, the following arc parties
to the suit:
* Union Steel Company. Cliiirtou Steel
I Company, West Missabe. land Coja>v
PREPARED TO FIGHT
FOR ITS EXISTENCE
New York, Ootober 26.?The United
State? Steel Corporation la prepared to
nght for its exlatenee. The men at
the helm of the greatest oomblnatlon
of capital In the world wore silent
when the news oame to them that the
blow which has been awaited so Ions
had fallen. Although It was expected
that sooner or later the "binion-doUOii
combine" would be put to test undei
the Sherman law, even the highest of?
ficials of the corporation had no Inkling
that the suit would be bo hied at tblt
time, until news of that action was
flashed from Trenton. The announce?
ment took the steel men completely
by surprise, and they declined to make
any eommcnt for the time bolng. The
ciiiwS k th* ?>'P?ftUon is set forth
Si!5i,.J1*.Jaont.h 8f? to-day. It pro
Si?hftd?htJ,in lu ??>at It was
?iLJ?iD. tb* Uw: ?na declared over the
It'w?VSf f. Morgan that
it would not dissolve voluntarily.
rest r?i?i*?mon? I?8 to put at
unSit,^r?p.f^wthat noft-otlatlons were
tSSHZSX w,tb th0 Apartment of Jus
tlon. * to^ua voluntary dlesolu
edU?J,tnii.Stf>*aJnaitSnal? to-nlfM twv.
? h.'J.' individual defendants ne
cou a be found. Judge K. H. Gaxv
f*"4?"1 of the boaxd of directors^*
pany, Limited; Wright Und Company.
Limited; Davis Land Company, Lim?
ited; Welle Land Company, Limited;
Stone Laud Company. Limited; Wablgon
Iron Company, Mlnoaln Company:
Nlblwa Iron Company, Wenona Iron
Company, Mlnawa Iron Company,
Leonard Iron Mining Company; Arthur
Iron Mining Company, t'llmore Iron
Mining Company, Harrison iron Mining
Company, Jackson iron Mining Com
finny. Polk Iron Mining Company, Tay
or iron Mining Company; Van Buren
Iron Mining Company.
Within nfteen jninuto* after the
Illing of the suit a United States mar?
shal went to New York to servo the
bill upon fifteen defendants, residents
thero. among them being J. V. Mor?
gan. Charles M Schwab, former presi?
dent of the corporation; Ulbert 11.
Oary, chairman of th? board, and John
D. Itockct'eller.
This service of the petition, accord
li.j to United States Marshal Alcott
for thin district, la one of-two which
will be made In the case- within the
next forty-eight hours. The second
service will be a subpocnae requiring
thedef ondants to answer the petition
at Trenton on tho tlrst Monday In De?
cember. I
Dlcklnsou In Case
Xashvllle, Teno., October 26.?Before
leaving Tor Chicago late to-day. Judge
J. M Dickinson spoke briofly of the
suit illed to-day at Trenton, N. J.,
ngulnst the United States Steel Cor?
poration, when asked for a ?latentem
by tlie Associated Press corrc8]>ondent.
"The suit." he said, "us Its the dis?
solution of the United States Steel
Corporation and Its constituent com?
panies which monopolize a part of
commerce. It asks the cancellation
of tin; Hill leases, and aslts separa?
tion from the Tennessee Coal, Iron
and liallroad Company."
judge- Dlckiusou said that he had
been at work on the case oboflt two
months. Associated with him wore
the Attorney-General,, the Solicitor
General, and the district attorney at
Trenton.
UHl.MvS I, A UDAN I'M TO DIE.
Suicide of John I.. Pnul Attributed
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3 o'clock in,the Roanoke Police Stat-on,
u? a result of swallowing six ounces
of luudunum. Hits death enme after
physicians had worked on him un hour.
A? far as can he learned Paul brooded
over h love affair.
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Witnesses for Defense as Well
as for Government Called
to Testify.
Boston, Mass., Ootobor 26?~The apo?
dal session or the Suffolk county grand
Jury, which to-day considered tne evi?
dence against the Rev. Ciarene? V. T.
Rlcheson In connection with the death
by poisoning of Miss A* re Llnnell
assumed something of the aspect of a
trial, because witnesses for the defense,
us well as government witnesses, wore
cnllad. In all, moro than a dozen per?
sons wero examined, including three
directly connected with the defense.
Mr. and Mrs. Moses Grant Edmonds,
parents of Miss Violet Edmauds, the
accused clergyman's nancoe, and Rob?
ert Burns, head of a local detective
ugoncy, employed In behalf of Mr.
Hlchsson.
Othor witnesses Included Attorney
Pelletier, Medical Examiner Loary, Mrs.
Edgar Llnnell and Mrs. W. H. McLean,
mother and uistor of tho dead girl; two
young women, believed to be cashier
and waltross in a local restaurant
Where it has been said Rlcheson and
Miss Dinnoll dined 11 few hours before
the young woman's death; Dr. Mary
Hobart. who attended Mies Llnnell.
Miss Juliet C. Palturson, superintend- ,
cnt of the Young Women's Christltui
Association, where Miss Llnnell lived, j
and two of her friends thore; Mr. and
Mrs. K. 11. Carter, at whoso residence |
Mr. Rlcheson had his apartments, and
Willium II. Hahn, the Newton Centre
druggist, who suys Mr, Rlcheson pur?
chased cyanide of potassium from him
Several of these persons may be sum?
moned to appear again, but It Is not
probable that Miss Violet Edmonds |
the minister's fiancee, will bo culled, as '
she is confined to her home by illness.
A report which came to-day from ?
Now Bedford was that Mr. Rlcheson,
two days before tho death of Mlsu Lin- 1
nell, obtulncd liour and water from
Mis. Carter, hla landlady, explaining
that he wunted It to mix paste lo binu
books. The report had It that upon re?
turning the bowl he told Mrs. Carter: I
"You'd better wash it out thoroughly.'
there has been poison in it."
Mrs. Carter on leaving the grand
Jury room to-day would not discuss
this report, while her husband said he
could neither ulllnn nor deny it. It was
learned dentil tely to-day that Con?
gressman Robert O. Harris, of Bridge
water, has been enlisted in Richeaon's
e .use.
The plan of defense tor Rlcheson
wus formulated yesterday after a long
conference.
At this conference were Thomas Var
land Rlcheson, the aged father of the
clergyman, and M- Grant l",d rounds, the
father of the accused man's fiancee.
The defense will try to provo an allbl_
for Rlcheson on the day that AvlB took'
the fatal dose of cyanide; that th*
poison was bought to destroy a dog;
that Rlcheson loved Avis until she de?
cided that she could not be a minis?
ter's wife; that they still have the
original vial of cyanide of potassium
bought by Riohcaon from Druggist
llahn.
Miss Llfly Rlcheson has called on
her brother in his cell, and came away
convinced of his innocence. She told
him she believed In him absolutely,
and would return to Boston at any j
time that her presence would be of
help to him. A few hours later oho lefi
the Parker Houee and took a train for
Philadelphia.
Colonel Rlcheson declares he Is the |
THE WEATHER
Forecasti For Vlrgrlnla?Fair Friday)
Saturday unsettled and colder, probably
ralni light to moderate north to north?
west winds.
'For North Carolina?Fair east, local
nilnn west portion* Fridays Saturday
probably roln and colder) moderate
northeast winds.
Special Local Data for Ycatcrdoj.
12 noon temperature . 6> i
^ P. M. temperature . ?ti
Maximum temperature up to s
P. M. ?& !
Minimum temperature, up to 8
P. M. . 4:; '
Mean temperature . 63
Normal temperature . 06 -
Excess in temperature . 1 j
Deficiency in temperature since
March 1 . 39
Accum, excess in tomp-iruturo
since January I . SO
Rainfall last twenty-four hours.. uu ?
Deficiency in rainfall since March
I . ti.60 :
Accum, deficiency In rainfall since
January 1. C.97
l.oeul Observation S P. M. Yesterday.
Temperature .
Humidity . 68
Wind?direction .N E.
Wind?velocity. 4
Weather .Clear
Rainfall last twelve hours. 00
CONDITIO*? IN IMPORTANT CITIES.
(At 8 P. M- Eustern Stundard Time.)
Place. Ther. H. T. L. T. Weather.
Ashevllle _ 6S 70 33 Clear
Atlanta . 61 72 36 Cleur
Atlantic City- OS 6-1 5a Clear
Boston . && 62 46 Clear
Buffalo . 4-1 ?? 14 Cloudy
Calgary . 30 36 16 P. cloudy
Charleston ??? "8 *2 P. cloudy
Chicago . ?0 ?8 40 Rain
Denver . 28 34 28 Snow
puluth . c* 36 1& Clear
Galveston ... 70 74 60 Clear
J-latteras .... 62 68 G2 Clear
Havre . 84 40 2? Cloudy
Jacksonville.. 72 78 70 Rain
Kansas City.. 8S 60 38 Rain
Louisville ... 60 88 44 Clear
Montgomery. 63 74 68 P. cloudy
New Orleans.. 68 72 ?0 Clear
New York_58 62 60 Clear
Morfolk . 68 62 58 Clear
Oklahoma ... 68 76 60 Oloudy
Plttaburg 52 ?2 44 ?War
Raleigh . ?. 88 46 C ear
<ii Louis ... 52 60 44 Clear
?t Paul . 36 40 30 Cloudy
San Francisco 56 58 54 P. cloudy
Savannah --? 6? 74 62 C oudy
Spokane .52 69 34 Clear
Tampa . 78 88 70 Clear
---mP- --- 06 42 Cleat
Washington.
Winnipeg ..-26 3-1 18 Clear
V hevllle -.50 60 34 Clear
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October 27, 1011,
HIOH TIDE.
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"happiest men" In Boston" to-d?y. HI*
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day, he said:
"I never saw Clarence looking bet?
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the Charles Street Jail. I was sur?
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"1 am the happiest man In Boston
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when wo were talking.
"I would like to May In Boston, for
I like the city. But I niu*t be getting
back to Amherflt Courthouse In a few
davH. 1 shall return to Boston for the
trial, but this will last only a few
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