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But Few Were Left to Form Factions on Closing Day. NO HARMONY ON FEDERAL AID Despite Disclaimers, Road Men Divide and Hold Separate , Meetings, Page Not Being Informed as to Action. Say Page Dodged Issue. When tho Good Roads Congress came to all end yesterday thoso delegates who had remained In the city for tho last session wcie In two camps. In one room the American AKsoc'.a tlon for Highway Improvement was hulding a nieoltnsr, electing oftlcors for the coming year. All resolutions favoring Federal appropriations lor road building were barred there. In another room, fifty or morn dele? gates to the congress met und formed what they termed the legislative com? mittee of the Good Roads Congress, pledged themselves unalterably to ask the Federal Congress to appropriate for highway Improvement, and named one delegate from each State rc-pre fented In the Richmond convention to join the National Aid Conference In Washington on January Iii. When the newly elected offlccrH of the American Association for Highway Improvement emerged from their scs tliotl and learned what the delegates had done they were amazed. I'ngc In Ignorance. Logan W. Page, director of the of? fice of good roads In the Department of Agriculture, who had Just been re? flected president of the Hlghw/y im? provement Association, declared ho knew nothing of the action of the del? egates. Some of the members In turn charged that President Pane-had left the convention in the mutuing to avoid naming delegates to the National Aid Conference, ufter a resolution provid? ing for that action had been carried op the floor. It became quite evident that the olll L'OrS of the convention were doing thoir Utmost to ateer clear of '.ho Federal aid proposition, while the advocates of Federal help, who woru an overwhelm? ing inajoriey, were equally determined to get the plank Into tho platform. Mhovfn by- Election. One phase of the fight was reltectcd In the personnel of the lift of new ofh cc-rs of the Highway Improvement As? sociation. W. I). Brown, editor of the official publication of tho Rural Free Stall Carriers' Association, was until yesterday the Held organizer for the Highway Improvement Association. Tin- mall carriers at the convention voted solidly for Federal aid, and Brown was nctlVo in their support. At the election yesterday Brown's name wus not put on the ticket for the coming year, and his place was filled by Charles P. Light, of Martinsburg, \V. \'a., a strong antl-F?deral aid man When that developed Brown was found among the leaders of the delegates who formed the so-called legislative com? mittee. The Western delegates were- partic? ularly put otil over the opposition to Federal aid, and a great many mem? ber;! showed displeasure that the split in the convention had become known Home went so far us to llatly deny that there had been any division of opinion. Tills attempt proved a Hat failure, for during the last two days Of the con volition tho dissension became so gen? eral and was aired so freely in the hotel lobby that It became anything but a secret. Oulcers ICIected. At the annual meeting of tltc Amer? ican Association for Highway Im? provement, under the auspices of which the present congress was held, all of the major ofilccrs were re-elected, as follows: President, Logan Waller j'age, Washington: Vloo-Presldent, w. C. Brown. New York; Treasurer, Loo McClung, Washington; Secretary, J. E. Penny packer, Jr., Washington, and Or. ganizer, Charles P. Light, Martiusburg, W. Va. As a result of the election eight changes took place in the directorate. Tho new directors arc: Archibald 11. Houston, Columbus. O.; L. E. Johnson. Roanoke, Va.; W. T. Beatty, Chicago; Thomas G. Norrls, Phoenix, Ariz.; J. Hampton Moore, Philadelphia; Colonel T. Coleman DuPont, Wilmington, Del.; j. .1. Duff, Washington, and Colonel Robert p, Hooper, Philadelphia. I.eglslntlve Committee Orgaulzetl. The legislative committee, created by the resolution of tho congress to proceed with plans for enlisting F?d? eral n'd In the improvement of high? ways, effected an organization, with these officers: Chairman, B. F. voa hum; Vlee-Chalrmen, w. W. Flnley. Jesse Taylor, and one vice-chairman each from the National Grangers and Farmers' Union, the presidents of the ? respective organizations; Secretary, W. 1). Brown, editor 11. F. D. News, Wash Ington; and Treasurer, Clark Hudson, of Oklahoma City. The committee decided to meet In Wasliington January lfi-17 nnd draft a resolution in eomformlty with the national aid demands of the congress which appointed It, for presentation to tho agricultural committee of the House of Representatives. Convict Labor. Contracting tho convict labor of Vir? ginia to private shoo companies re? ceived Its third denunciation from tho platform of the Road Congress yester? day. Charles T. Lasslter. member of the Legislature of Virginia, in an ad? dress on the use of such labor In road building, ndvocated- tho abrogation of the practice as soon as the existing run tract permits, and stated In bo many words that a constructlvo plan, formu? lated in 1903 to put more convicts to work on tho public roads of the State,; wns killed by lobbyists for tho shoo company and other hostile Interests, ivho succeeded in getting tho authori? ties to execute a contract to hire from *00 to 1,000 of tho able-bodied prison (Continued on Ninth PasoT) "NOTHING TO IT BUT WILSON" ! Congressman Small Sara Coitntrr Hi Solid fur Jersey Mao. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Washington, D. C, November 23.? "Thoro Is nothing to It but Wilson.' This was tho statement inado hero to? night concerning the political outlook by Congressman John H. Small, of North uurollnu, who has Just returned to Washington after an extensive trip through many parts of tho South. "1 am direct from Alabama," Bald Mr. Small, "und there Is nothing thoro but Wilson. Georgia is oven more solid for Wilson than is Alabama, and the same thing Is true In Soutli Carolina, Virginia und North Cnrolina. The pres? ent situation reminds mo of tho Cleve? land days. It Is spontaneous all over tho country. "I do not think that tho recent elec? tions In New Jersey Injured the pros? pects of Wilson in the least. On the contrary. If one will tako a broader and moro general view of the situation reminds mo of the Cleveland days. It Is spontaneous all over tho country. "I do not think that the recent elec? tions In Now Jersey Injured the pros? pects of Wilson In the least. On tho contrary. If one will tako a broader | and more general view of the situa? tion he will Und that the Now Jersey man Is stronger to-day than ever. There is a strong leaning towards him wherever I have been, and 1 feel moral? ly certain that he will he the nomi? nee of tho Democratic party at Its next convention." Asked who likely would he the man for second place, Mr. Small aald that It would almost certainly be one of two men?Champ Clark or Oscar Un? derwood. "One of these men is practically cer? tain to get second place." tit said. I "with the leaning at this time toward ? Underwood. The South has the sltua ; tion well In hund. and if she ever means i to use her power now is tho time to do so." METHODS ARE EXPLAINED Dr. Wiley Tells How Food Adiiltcrntorn Impose on People. Philadelphia. Pa., November 23,? Methods adopted by food adulterators were exposed and the worklng? of tin: pure food and drugs, act were explained to a large audience lo-nlght by Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief chemist of the Department of Agriculture, and other spealtera. who hove country-wide repu? tations In the crusade fur pure foods. The large hall of the American Acad? emy of Political and Social Sciences was completely Ailed by a fashionable audience long before the opening of the session. Mayor-Blee t Rudolph Blankenburg was tho presiding officer and Dr. Sam? uel G. Dlxoii. Commissioner of the De? partment of Health of Pennsylvania, led the discussion. Dr. Frits Relchman. Superintendent of Weights and Measures for the State of New York, and Harry P. Cassldy, special ugent for the Pennsylvania De? partment of Agriculture, who were among the speakers, gave many In? stances from their experience to show how the publlo has been Imposed upon. Mr. Cnssldy urged publicity ob the remedy for the Indifference on the part of manufacturers. SPLITS WITH ARMOURS Tciupietou Is Dropped find Wbent Mar? ket I? Demoralised. Chicago, November 2?,.?Selling and distribution of big cash wheat hold? ings here were demoralized moro or less to-day on tho Board of Trade by a Spilt between the Armour Interests and one of their aides, James S. Tern ploton, who recently was credited with having made a bid for 5,000,000 bushels of cash wheat, said to be the largc-Et amount ever sought In a. single trans? action here. It was asserted by traders on the board that TcmpR-ton. who has had the handling of much of tho business of the Armour-Llchstelti Interests, had been dropped by (he Armour Grain Company, because of his attacks on tho Inspection and elevator methods of giving out wheat for shipment. The Armour people. It Is said, will attend to their own selling and distribu? tion. Officials of the Board of Trade also were considering charges against cash wheat dealers who havo offered wheat nt Eastern points at less than the Chl cngo price. In violation of the board rules. ATTACK EXPRESS METHODS Wllneaaca Tell of Delays and Variance In Rntert. New York, November 23.?Witnesses before Franklin K. Dune, of thu Inter stuto Commorco Commission, nt tho InveBtlgalion Into express rates and methods, to-de.y gavo ovidenco pur? porting to show that there was un? necessary delay on tho part of ex? press companies In settling claims and that the rates charged were unrea? sonably high, and not territorially equitable. W. II. Chandler, assistant manager of the Boston Chumbor of Commerce, said that rated were so at variance In dif? ferent purts of the country that for $" a consignment could be sent 770 miles in one part of tho country and only 1C0 miles In another. This was true, for example, be said, of a shipment out of New York BS compared with ono out of Nashville. Tcnn. In comparison of express rates In the. United States and England the witness ' said a package weighing twenty-four pounds cost $1 for shipment here, and only 48 cents in England. FATAL DYNAMITE DISASTER Paasersby Killed by l?xploalou In Workmen's Shanty. New York, November 23.?Several pounds of dynamite that were being thawed out in a workmen's tool shunty on Seventy-seoond Street, near Colum? bus Avenue, exploded to-day and kill? ed Chartas Westol. a Brooklyn steam litter, who was passing by the shunty, and Beriously injured threo others. Windows wero shattered within two blocks of the explosion, and 400 guests In the Hotel Hargravo were panic stricken. The explosion damaged tho elevated station at the corner, and tho damage to property In the neighborhood of the explosion will reach thousands of dol? lars. The dynamite was used for blasting in sewer construction work. The fore I man of the crow was arrested, MAY. BE HUNG JURY No Verdict Vet Returned In Tar I'nrty Cane. Lincoln Center. Kan., November 23.? For several hours to-day and again to? night tho Jury In the case of throo men charged with abetting tho tarring of Miss Mary Chamborlain, n school teacher, nineteen years old, considered tho testimony, but no vordlct had boon returned in court. As the hours roll? ed by and no verdict was reported, the opinion that there would be a "hung" Jury grow strongor. Attorneys for the defense and the Stnto said th:tt tho cases against tho three men were not equally strone-. and that condi? tions wero favorable to long discus? sions. Tho Judge stild ho. would not require- the Jurors to. deliberate later than midnight. STATE WITNESSES ARE THREATENED Detective Burns Makes ChargeAgainst Agents of M 'Namara Defense KEPT IN HIDING FOR PROTECTION Federation of Labor Votes to Call for Week's Pay From Every Paid Officer to Swell Fund to Defend Men Ac? cused of Destroying Times Building. New Orleans, November 22.?State witnesses In the cases against the Mc Namara brothers, accused of murder In the blowing up of the Los Angeles Times Building, have been threatened with death after refusing bribes of? fered by agents of che defense, ac? cording to Detective William J. Burns to-day. Ho made tho statement dur? ing a discussion of the McNamara case after delivering a speech on bank protection, before a meeting of the Statu secretaries' section of the Ameri? can Bankers' Association, in conven? tion hero. His discussion was at tha request of the delegates. .Mr. Burns Turthcr dcclured that some of the witnesses for the prosecution had to be hidden to protect them from personal violence. He assailed Presi? dent Gompers, of the American Feder? ation of i^abor, and Eugene. V. Debs, the Sociullst leader, but declared that nine-tenths of the members of or? ganized labor opposed violence. Ho asserted' he was conlldcnt that the Mc Namarac "would be convicted, tlespllc a million dollar defense fund Which has been collected for them."' Faltb In Burns. The meeting by rising vote, extend? ed the detective assurance of lalth In his Integrity. Burns was tho detective who direct? ed the investigation following the Dos Angeles disaster, and which resulted In the arrests of the McNamaras and Ortle E. McManlgal. Ho declared that Eugene Debs, In a recent signed article In a periodical, wrote In a vein calculated to Incite men to the worst possible violence. "And," he said, "I Interpreted the article to mean that J. Plerpont Mor? gan, Guggenheim, General Otis and myself should bo removed." . "IX. Ihry .set me." he declared, with feeling, "there will be somebody else to take up the work and continue the light for tho protection of society. I have a consciousness of having per? formed my full duty with the observ? ance of an absolute regard at all times for the rights of every Individual af? fected and prompted only by a desire to see that justice is done."' Will Contribute Week's Pay. Atlanta, Ga., November 2?..?One week's pay from every paid officer of a labor union in this country is called for, to swell the McNamara defense fund, in a resolution adopted to-day by the convention of the American Federation of Labor. Every other delegate to the convention not a paid olllcer pledged a day's wages to the fund. Anothor nctlon aimed to help the McNamaras was the adoption of a resolution framed by President Gom? pers himself, indorsing the candidacy of Job Harrlman, Socialist candidate for Mayor of Lob Angeles, an<j calling upon wago workers all over the coun? try to give such moral and financial support to Harrlman's campaign as lays within their power. Leaders In tho convention succeedc.1 in heading off the proposition to havo the body make a direct appropriation of $50,000 for tho McNamara fund. A sum greater than that by $10.000 will bo raised by the voluntary subscription of labor officials if all respond to the appeal. Several speeches, denunciatory of the prosecutors of the McNamaras were made during tho day, one Los Angeles delegnte making the statement that $fi,000,000 would bu spent if necessary to secure their conviction. (jompers Denounces .lodge. News of Justico Wright's decision In Washington to-day reached the con? vention as resolutions characterizing tho Ciompers-Mltehell-Morrlson con? tempt proceedings as n "persecution," were being read. Mr. Gompers then explained the status of the c:ise to tho delegates, concluding with tho follow? ing stutement: "In any case coming before Justice Wright, in which men of organized labor are defendants. I am free to say that he Is mentally Incompetent to render a just and impartial decision." Tho convention voted to continue the defense of the three leaders. Consid? eration of the report of the committee on the president's report consumed the entire day, practically all of Mr. Gomp. ers's recommendations in his annual report being Indorsed. The convention refused by a vote of eighty to thirty-four to adopt a reso? lution proposed by the postal clerks opposing 1 cent letter postage. All the jurisdiction disputes before the federation are expected to be taken up and settled to-morrow. WILL ASK FOR NEW ELECTION New Mexicans Find Evidences of Fraud and Bribery. Santa Fe. N. M., November 23.?A well defined non-partlsnn movement has been started to ask President Taft to delay Issuing the proclamation de? claring New Mexico a Stulo on account of allegod .Irregularities in tho recent election. The Idea is to have Congross take steps to call another election to bo hold at tho time of tho general elec? tion next Novcmbor, and that this election be. held under rules prescribed tjy Congress. There aro said to be Indications of fraud and bribery, and altogether It Is believed a showing can ba made that will'persuade President Taft to with? hold the proclamation and Influence Congress to order a new election. WIUM NATIONS, FOR RECOGNITION Wu Ting Fang Now at Work on Pro? clamation. REBELS CAPTURE IMPERIAL FORT Fighting Draws Closer to City of Nanking, Where It Is Be? lieved Loyal Troops Must Suffer Defeat?P remier Hopes to Prevent Fur? ther Hostilities. San Francisco, November 23.?The revolutionary troops captured one of I the forts on Chun Shan Hill, near [ Nanking, after several hours' desperate 1 lighting, according to a cable received j to-day from Shanghai, by the Chinese Free Press. The forts are outposts situated a few miles from Nanking. Tho dispatch 6ald that the revolu? tionary military committee had an? nounced that the massacres In Shong Sl were committed by mobs composed mostly of Manchus and not by the revolutionist soldiers. Dr. Wu Ting Fang and others are working on a proclamation, which will be Issued shortly, asking all na? tions to recognize the republic, ac? cording to a Shanghai dispatch re? ceived to-day by tho Chinese dally paper. Willing to Meet People. | Peking, November 23?Tang Shao Tl, ex-minister of posts and communica? tions and prime mover In the scheme for settling tho future government of the country by a conference of repre? sentatives of the provinces. In an In? terview to-day, said he had refused to retain his portfolio In Premier Yuan's Cabinet In order that he might retain freedom to approach both tho government and revolutionaries In tho Interests of pence, lie left here last week disheartened by the premier's unswerving support of the dynasty, I but returned to Peking, having decided I to renew his efforts and discussed a compromise with Yuan Shi Kal. "The government." said Tang, "Is now willing to meet the people, but the matter of abdication of the throno will not be pressed unless tho- com? promise scheme falls. "The Premier desires to prevent fur? ther fighting, and agrees not to attack the Insurgents anywhere, although the Imperialists must light if attacked. The movement of troops against tho Shah-Sir revolutionaries accordingly has been abandoned. "The situation at Nanking is beyond the government's control. General Chang Is HCtlng on his own respon? sibility, und his defeat Is only a mat? ter of time. The government has no sympathy with him." nciunnnt of Iloxerlam. Shanghai, November 23.?Revolution? ary leaders here assert that tho mur? der of foreigners at Sian Fu cannot be placed at the doors of the reform move? ment, but Is a remnant of unsuppressed boxcrism. the responsibility therefor lying with the Mnnchus. It Is believed the effect of tho murders will bo to Induce greater avoidance of any show of antagonism to foreigners among the roformers. Returning missionaries are flocking to Shanghai on every boat. Some have beon two or threo weeks on the way. All tell the same story?general hatred of the Manchus, unrest among the peo? ple, courteous treatment for foreign? ers, but many Inconveniences and much suffering. They agree that danger to foreign residents In the interior is im? minent. People from tho provlnco of Szo Chuen who have reached Shanghai re? port that 150 foreigners have been un? able to leave Cheng Tu. The governor Is keeping the gates shut because he believes that the presence of foreign? ers within the city is his solo protec? tion. SWIM RACE IN ICY WATER Say 1'hry Lnjojed the Experience und Will Repent It. Boston. November 23.?Miss Ulldrod Sutherland, of Brookline, won a 100 yard swimming race from Miss Mabel Fnyne In the cold water off the I. Street bathhouse, also a prize of $100 offered by George Harrington, of Providence. The girls entered the water at 10:16. an,) after the race did several bits of fancy swimming to show, various strokes for the benefit of the specta? tors. The water registered only five de? grees above Ireeilng. Both girls said ? they had enjoyed their twenty-minute ! swim Immensely, and declared that ! they intended to repeat the perform? ance. Miss Sutherland first appeared as a swimming expert about two years ago, when she gave several exhibitions of the sack high dive before the Brook line Swimming Club', of which she is a member. ROYALIST FORCE REPULSED Small Group of Monarchist*) CronscN the Border Into Portugal. Lisbon-, Portugal (via frontier), No? vember 2.1.?Advices from Mpntalegre say that a small group of monarchists, ?believed to he the' Vnnsnard of the imaln body, hns crossed the frontier i and tried trj capture tho town, but was repulsed by republican troops sent from Chnves. It Is declared that tho Duke of Opor? to, uncle of ex-King Manuel, Is to take supreme command of tho monarchist forces, and that he will be accom? panied by tho two princes, Miguel of Brnganza. the pretender' to the Portu? guese throne, and his son. At Gulmarncs. a fortified town In tho province of Mlnho, a band of mnsked bondits calling themselves* republican carbonarlos, entered ? the town armed with bombs and pillaged houses und othor property. The null tnr y has been sont I? pursuit. Produces Paper Which, He Says, Exoner? ates Him. IT IS SIGNED BY HIS ACCUSERS In Statement Made in 1897 Members of Merritt Family Declare Belief That They Had Not Been Defrauded by Rockefeller or His Agents. New York, November 23.?John D. Rockefeller, In a Etatemcnt given out hero to-night, replied to tho charges made by tho Merritt brothers, before tho Stanley steel Investigating com? mittee, regarding the methods used by Mr. Rockefeller In securing control of the Musaba oro mines, and the Oulufh, Missabe and Northern Railroad, point? ing out that these charges were denied under oath as long ago as 1S96. In liti? gation over tho Lako Superior Consoli? dated Iron Mines, lie furthermore, sub mils the text of a paper bearing the date of January 22. 1897, to which arc attached tho names of Alfred and Leon ldaa Merritt, and "all the other mem? bers of the family," declaring them? selves satisfied that neither' Mr. Rocke? feller nor his agents committed fraud or made misrepresentations iti the mat? ter tn question. Oil King's Statement. The statement follows: "Referring to tho testimony of the Merritt brothers before tho Stanley committee. In which they charged fraud and misrepresentation by Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Gates In connec? tion with the I,ako Superior Consoli? dated Iron Mines, and that they were deprived of their interest in that com? pany by means of a loan made them by Mr. Rockefeller of $420,000, which he called during the panic of 1898, all of which statements were denied under oath in the United Stutcs Court at the trial of the litigation In 1S0S, It would b absurd to try In tho newspapers at this late date the Issues In that case, but It Is significant that upon the set? tlement, which was made at tho close of that litigation, both Alfred und Leonidas Merritt, the two who testified before the Stanley committee, together with all the other members of the fam? ily, gavo Mr. Rockefeller the following paper: I "'Cer'.ain matters of differenco havo existed botween the undersigned and Mr. John D. Rockefeller, and a certain litigation has been pending between tho undersigned, Alfred Merritt and Mr. Rockefeller, in which litigation, it was claimed that certain misrepresen? tations were made by Mr. Rockefeller and those acting for him concerning certain properties sold by him to Lake I Superior Consolidated Iron Mines. It Is hereby declared that from recent in? dependent Investigations,, made by us. or under our direction, we have be? come satisfied that no misrepresenta? tion was mado or freor! committed by Mr. Rockefeller, or Ps his agents or I attorneys for him. upon the sale by t'i.n of any property to us or any of I us, or to Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mines, or upon the purchasu by him from one or more of us of any stocks or interests In any mining or I railway company or companies, or up? on tho pledge by us or either of us to him of stocks and securities belonging to one or more of us; nnd wo hereby withdraw all such charges and claims and exonerate Mr. Rockefeller and his agents and attorneys therefrom.' " Here follow the names of the various members of the Merritt family who t signed the paper. Loans Never Called, i "The facts with regnrd to the loan ?were as follows:" continues Mr. Rocke? feller. "The loans aggregating $420, 000, were made by Mr. Rockefeller In various amounts during the summer of 1893. Mr. Rockefeller never called these loans. In February, 1S94, the Merritt brothers. being pressed by other creditors, applied to Mr. Rocke? feller for further assistance. Instead of calling his loan as they charge, he furnished them an additional sum of $480.000. They sold him 50.000 shares of stock at $10 a share, amounting to $900,000, the several members of the family contributing different propor? tions. For ono-half of tills, more than enough to cover Ills loan to them, tie gave to each of them an option to ro purchoso In a year at the price that they had sold it to htm, with ? per cent. Interest. Prior to the expiration of tho year, Alfred Merritt, one of the brothers who testified before the com? mittee, brought suit against Mr. Rocke? feller, and he and several of the oth? ers never endeavored to exercise the option. Another brother nnd nephew, at the expiration of the option, applied for an extension of It on their stock, which was given, and they subsequent? ly took back their stock, amounting to 10 000 shares, and on tho formation of the fUcel Corporation sold It to the company." Fight to Oust Littleton. Washington. November 23.?An open light in the Mouse of Representatives between Representative A. O. Stanley, of Kentucky, chairman of the House special committee of Inquiry into the United States Steel Corporation, and Representative Martin W. Littleton, of Now York, a Democratic member of the committee! was assured to-day, when Chafman Stanley declared that he would appeal to the House to foreo Littleton's resignation from the com? mittee. Tho fight, certain to be precipitated soon after the lldtiso convenes, will determine the future course of the steel committee. The committee adjourned Indefinite? ly yesterday, following the sensational testimony <>f the- Merritt brothers, of Duluth, regarding their loss of mil? lions In ore land anil railroad prop? erties to John D. Rockefellor. This was done because Chairman Stanley; ^Continued on Eighth Page.) WIFE TELLS HER STORY Relates to Jury Why She Murdered Her Ilunb find. New York. November S3.?As u wit? ness in her own behalf. Mrs. Frances O'bhaughnessy look the stand to-day and told tiio Jury which will decidu whether she shall live or die of tho events which led up to her killing her husband, George, to "savdl his soul." Shu became engaged to O'Snaugh nesay In Liverpool, Knglund, sue said, and they doctdwd to come to America. They made the trip three months apart and were married here in April. H'10. A year alter her marriage, she said, George began to stay out late at night. Shu suspected another woman, she I said, but was not sure until she saw George with this woman?the cashier at the store where lie was employed?a few days beforo the shouting. A bundle of notes, which Mrs. O'Shaughncssy said she found under her husband's pillow, was handed to the Jury. The notes were from Tes slo Hayes, tho other woman, she said, und in them the writer called George "darling" and other endearing names, signing herself "Yours until death." Mrs. O'Shaughncssy had read them nil. she said, then prayed for guidance be? fore she shot her husband. Mrs. O'Shaughnessy was still telling her* story when time for adjournment came. Or. Kniest S. Bishop, of Bcllnvuc Hospital, who attended Mrs. O'Shuugh nessy soon beforo she became a mother, testified to conversations he had with her while she was under his care. "She said that for a short time be ? fore killing her husband," Dr. Bishop j testified, "she debated whether aho .ought to commit suicide and leave him i Tree to go on Ills way. Then, she j explained, she thought that to kill her Iself would bo douhlo murder. Then she decided that by killing her hus I band she would save him from ever? lasting purgntory." CANNOT TELL SONS APART Twins So Much Alike, Rich Former Becomes Confused. Fort Worth, Tex., November 23.? John Cobb Harris, a wealthy farmer, came to Fort Worth yesterday to make a new will because ho was unable, to tell his twin sons apart. The will ho 1 destroyed gave John IlHrrls certain properties and Cobb. the other twin, other realty. Harris divided his prop? erty Just opposite to his own desires. John had requested tracts, and not until Tuesday did he learn Cobb hud sought the land. Harris's sons are twenty-two years of ago, stund six feet six Inches, and are muscular. With their hats on, their father cannot tell one from the other, but John is a little balder than I his brother. They are good looking, dress alike and are always seen to? gether. The big twins keep a common bank account nnd always speak of "our money," "our horse" and even "our girl." for the young men havo sweet? hearts and at times play a Joke on j the girls by exchanging thorn. PRISON GUARDS WERE LAX Wben President Tnft Visited Nashville Convict Escaped. Memphis, Tnnn., Novcmbor 23.?That Joe Collins, alias Will Harris, arrested Monday on n charge of burglary, Is an escaped convict from the Tennessee penitentiary, nnd he owes his tempo? rary freedom to President Taft'B ro cent visit to Nashville, developed last night, when Chief of Pollco Davis rc j eelved a message from Wsrden G. W. Rimmor to hold the prisoner until an agent could get to Memphis. Hnrrls. who Is In Jail on three charges of housebreuklng and larceny, admitted his Identity when questioned and told of his escape. "I selected the night of tho Presi? dent's visit." said Harris, "because I knew that most of the guards were Republican* und would leave thru posts to seo tho President. My sur? mise was correct. The prison was not half guarded that night. I was work I lug In the clothing department and made S ladder out of obi nocks, which enabled me to scale the walls nnd es? cape." HIS FANCY SHOOTING FATAL Boy Kills Himself Trying Wild West Tricks. Chicago, November 23.?Mis dcslru to bo a second Colonel William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody. cost Frank Nlcliolls, fourteen years old. his life yesterday. The lad had announced his ambition to become a suro shot of the "Wild West" variety, and to bo ablo to hit a target when holding a rlflo in all sorts of fancy positions. Nlcholls wns practicing In tho base? ment of his home when tho rifle slipped from his grasp while he. was j holding It In ti difficult position. It I was discharged and a bullet penetrated his brain. STRIKE AFFECTS 50,000 ?_ Berlin flunk and Suit Makers Demand Increased Pay. Berlin. November 2.1.?A general I strike of Berlin clonk and suit mak ' C 1*8 and workers In the children's cloth? ing trade occurred to-day. The Stritt-, j era demand from 10 to 15 per cent. In ' crease of wages, with a guarantee of ? the maintenance of Hie highest rate j for severs I years. The strike affects 60,000 female home ! workers and ;..t)0u tailor Intermediaries, t Picketing has bet n ordered by the i trades unions to prevent the giving \ out of materials by the tnanutactur ; ers. i The strike will affect the delivery of spring models, which are due to lie dispatched to New York in a mouth. TRIElTF?R WIFeI/IURDER ' George Golden Mnj Take Slnnd In Own Behalt. Pittsburgh, T'a.. November 23.?Geo, Golden probably will take the witness stand, and In his own behalf relate the elrc'umsta" -ca surrounding the death of his wife, whom he is charged j with murdering the night of July is j lust. ! The Commonwealth rested Its case I Bt 10:30 o'clock, after It had attempted to have Incorporated In the record testimony tending to show thnt the defense hud brought charges against Mrs. Jerry Smalls, tho prosecution's principal witness. In order to cause i her lo disappear. I SEAL_PUPS FOR THE ZOO Tcu Specimens on Their Way Here Front t'nnlaskn. Seattle, Wash.. November 23.?Ten sen! pups from Unalaska, consigned lo the government Zoologien! Hardens In I Washington. b. C, are passengers on , the revenue cutter Bear, which has ar? rived nt Port Towhsend, last of the Behring Sea patrol fleet to reach home waters. The pups will ho raised to maturity by their fost'er-fntrr-rr. Uncle Sain, In order that his scientists m? I study their habits. .? BEAU'S LAST FAREWELL SAID; FACES ETERNITY No Breakdown as Father Leaves Him for Last Time. IS SAID TO HAVE MADE STATEMENT Confirmation of Rumor Is Lack? ing?Two Ministers Will Be Present at Execution This M o r n i n g?Crowd at Prison Dispersed by Police. While Henry Clny Beattlc. Jr., la said to have made a .statement yester? day In hla cell at the State Penitentiary in regard to tho murder of Louisa Owen Beattlc, hla young wife and tho mother of his child, confirmation of the report was lacking last night, as was also any sort of definite Impres? sion as to whether or not It nmounted to a confession or to a reiterated de? nial of guilt, or to some other sub? ject. Tho rumor referred to boro the ear? marks of truth. But the. ministers who have attended the prisoner declined to make any sort of statement to tho ' public last night, tho attorneys for Bcattlo had heard nothing of It, and Superintendent James B. Wood was Ignorant of any such happening. IDeulnl Is Made. A representative of a Northern newspaper stated that Douglas Beattlo had told him that ho had a statement which would bo made public after tho i execution. But later on Douglas Beat He, who Is a brother of tho prisoner, denied that ho had made any such re? mark. Rev. J. J. Pix said last night . that he had nothing for the public at that time, while Row Benjamin Dennis asked to be excused fron? saying any? thing whatever about tho matter. While it is barely possible that tho statement. If made, might ho a reitera? tion of tho Innocence which Beattle has professed over since that fateful night of July 18, when he brought the body of Loulso Beattlc to the homo of her uncle In on automobile, thu pre? sumption would be that if unythlng at nll has been said, it would be in the nature of an admission of aomo degree Ol guilt. Prisoner Still Culm. l'nalterably affecting as must havo been tho saying of the last farewells oetween Beattlc and tho members of his family yesterday afternoon, tho young prisoner allowed no signs of a breukdown when all was over, and ?'"hen he was left alono to stare Into the very Jaws of a forcible death, .vlthln a few short hours of the cross? ing of tho bar of time into tho ocean of eternity. Beattle was outwardly calm and apparently fully ready for tho last moment. The old father, who has given his all ?his money, hla time, Iiis every en? deavor?to save the life of the way? ward son, left tho penitentiary utterly crushed. Tim sister and brother, the two aunts were overcome by the dilu? tion of the occasion. Whatever occur? red in thu death cell left no visible i arks on tho man who will early this morning pay the extremo penalty of the laws of on Injured Commonwealth. Crowd at Prison. Bcattle's last day on eartli was not without its exciting feature. Lured by a false report that Bettlah Binford, "the womun" of the famous case, was In the city and would visit the prisoner In ms cell, a crowd .. between 20U and 300 people gathered In front of tho State prison. When his attention was called to the assemblage, Superinten? dent James B. Wood indignantly order? ed the crowd to disperse, but Its mem? bers doubtless realized that he wna without Jurisdiction on the public high? way, a telephone message to the Sec? ond Police Station speedily brought *B officer, who had no difficulty in scat? tering the people. They were not demonstrative nor obstreperous, being attracted merely by curiosity. Receives Visitors. Otherwise the day at the peniten? tiary was a Millet one. the routine of life being broken only by the many vis Its paid Hie condemned prisoner by those who had the right of access to him Rev. .1. .1. r-'lx and Rev. Benjamin Dennis were at the prison the greater part of the day. conferring with tho man about to solve the real mystery of life. The aunts and sister left at about 4:30. while by 6 o'clock the fa? ther nn,| the ministers hud departed, leaving Beattle alone with his thoughts and w th his preparations for death, Lights were out as usual at 8 o'clock, and the hush over tho groat prison seemed to foretell the Impend? ing tragedy within. Lust Act of Tragedy. The linul scene of tho drama Which nas arrested the attention of the civ? ilized world will be played early this morning. The prisoner will be awak? ened If asleep ut ?1 o'clock, will dress and cat such breakfast as lie may de? sire. Soon after 7 o'clock the super? intendent will repair to the cell with the Kimrds and the Judgment of tho Circuit Court of the county of Ches? terfield will be rend to the youthful offender. Without delay the march to the death chamber will be taken up. This will consume but a few seconds, for the death cells are hard by the room where Is Installed the electric chair. The witnesses will he already assem? bled, and, the soul of Henry Clay Beat? ', tie. Jr., "will op.ecdlly take leave ot Iiis bodv and go to meet Its God. A .room Is provided, tit tho peniten? tiary for the reception of bodlos ot criminals after electrocution. Usually tho hodv !h claimed within a few houra after tho sentence In carried out, but in some cases this has been delay od ['until the afternoon. ; ?