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Action Taken on Appli?
cation of Westinghouse
Air Brake Company.
Company's Bonded Debt Is Over
$114,000,000, and Concern of
Security Holders Recently
Led to Naming of Commit- j
tec to Readjust Finances.
Property of the Goulds.
Bt. Louis. December IS.--On the ap?
plication of the Westinghouse Air
Brake Company, Judge Elmer is.
Adams, In tlie l.'nited States circuit 1
Court this afternoon, appointed Fred?
erick J, Delano Edward B. l'ryor und
W. T. Bixby receivers of the Wabasil
Railroad Company. The receivers'
bond was fixed at $300.000'each, to bo
Blven in ten days. Wells 11. Ulodgctt,
who lias been Kcntr.il counsel of the
roud. wuh appolnli d counsel for the
rceci vers.
F. J. Delano Is president of the road
now. anil Mr. Pryor until recently was
a director.
No statement could be obtained from
the railroad company early to-night
regarding the claim involved In the
receivership proceeding, hut it was
said In some quarters ? that It was]
JlS.oo... T:.o management has been1
hampered In the operation of the road,
according to statements of Its reprc--|
sontntlvrs, by the la.'t that insuffi?
cient funds were forthcoming for the
adequate maintenance of the road's
property and equipment.
Heavily Hooded.
The. compuny's total bonded debt !
amounts to over Sill 000.000, and is
oim of the heaviest per mile of any I
railroad In the country. Besides being !
burdened by these heavy itxed
charges, the company a few years ago
became involved with heavy obliga?
tions in connection with the purchase
of the W heeling and JAko trie Itall
road and the building of the Wubach
Rlltsburs Terminal.
?e?Vg? O?uld nnd the Gould estate
sre credited with control of the Wa
basli system.
Creditors Bravely Concerned.
New York. December IS.?The ap?
pointment of a receiver for the Wa
b'isli Railroad Company Is the sequence
of the appointment lure about two j
works ago at a meeting of the dircc- |
tor;, or a committee to readjust tlie I
finances of the road, which for scv
oral months past had been the sub?
ject of grave concern to the road's
various security holders.
The. receivership it said here to >b?i
of an entirely friendly nature, and to
have beeq tbe outcome of the commit?
tee's deliberations as to the best pos?
sible way of placing the Wabash o"
Its foot. This committee consisted of
Wlnslow S. Pierce, chairman. Edwin
HaWley, Robert t;o"let, Alvln W.
Krech and General Thomas II. Hub
bard, of whom tbe tlrst four were
elected directors at the meeting. These
four men arc also directors of the
Fqultublc Trust Company, trustees of
the railroad's SI0.O0O 000 first refund?
ing and extension 1 per cent, mortgage
bonds, the semi-annual Interest 011
which Is due January I nc.\t. This
. amounts to $$00.000, and It was the
company's lack of funds to provide for
Its payment thHt precipitate^ the pres?
ent situation. It is understood.
A Protective Committee.
Announcement of a protective com
ml|tec for these bonds was made to?
night, consisting of Robert Goelet,
Edwin Ha'wley. Thomas 11. Hubbard.
Alvln W. Kroch. Robort Fleming and
Wlnslow S. IMorcc. This committee
met to-night and announced that It
would "conduct as expedltlouely as
possible an Investigation of the tlnan
clal condition and requirements of tlie
roa<i and of the physical conditions and
requirements of Its properties with the
object of formulating and carrying
out In co-operation with Kuhn, Loch
?- Company such measures as may
?com t" be best adapted fo the situa?
tion and to 'meet the wants and de?
velop the possibilities of the proper?
ties. V ,
The company's last annual reJport,
for tho liscnl year ending June 30,
showed a deficit of $-103.000 under the
requirements necessary to pay the
company's total interest charges, but,
arrangements were mad,e by tlie direc?
tors at that time to provide tbe money
for tho July 1 payment. Since that
dato the monthly earnings reported by
the company have shown a steady tail?
ing off. ?
Tho Wabash system Is one of the
pioneer railroad properties built up
and developed by Jay Gould, and began
its present corporate existence as tho
Wabash' Ballroad Company in 1889.
it now operates a total trackage of
2,514 miles, one of the longest rail?
road systems in tbe country.
Its outstanding capltul stock
amounts In round numbers to $92.000.
000, of which $53.000,00(1 Is common
and $39,000,000 prefcrrod. It has for
several years been paying no divi?
dends on either security. Frederick a.
Delano has been president of the roud
Hlncc 1906.
\orfo'k Woman Die? After Accident 011
Grand 1'rlze Course,
Savannah. Oa., December 18.?As the
result of a midnight automobile acci?
dent on tho Grand 1'rlie automobile
course several nights ago. Mrs. W. J.
Donnell. of Norfolk. Va.. died this
afternoon at a local hospital. Her leg
was amputated In a vain offorl to stive
her life. A man who accompanied Mrs.
Donnell on ' the trip was Injured, but
not seriously.
Bond of ??0,000 Cut Up to Secure' Ills
New York, December IS.?William
J. Cummins, convicted of embezzling
$1-10.000 ffom tho defunct Carnegie.
Trust Company and sentenced to not
more than eight ?r less than four
years, bos been released from tho
Tombs on a $60,000 bond pending an
Would Convert Desert IIihIiim Inte
Melds of Supply for Fertiliser.
Wasninglon, December IS.?'I lie con?
version of ?lesen basins Into Heids of
supply tor the fertiliser industry Is
pari- of the schein?- ot agricultural ad?
vancement favor?d by Secretary uf
Agriculture Wilson and heartily In?
dorsed by President Tuft In a inessagt
to Congress to-day. The message \vn:
a cordial letter ol transnilllal of a pre?
liminary report on the fertiliser re?
sources of the United Slates. The re?
port showed that the use Of fertilizers
involves an annual expenditure ol
about ?1I0.000.0U0. which I? likely if
b'a greatly Increased as more modern
agricultural methods are adopted.
The .report stated that there had
been some public alarm not only on I
account of the largo shipments of phos?
phate rock to foreign ports, but alao
oil account of phosphate lands passing I
Into the. bands of foreign owriars. The |
?port, however, found that a great |
majority of these lands were In Amurl
t'MII hands, and that the tendency was
distinctly towards an Increase In that
From American sources an ampli
supply of both classes of fertilizers can
readily be obtained, and In the ease ol
potash; the supply may be maintained
indefinitely If obvious methods of con?
trol are adopted. The annual produc?
tion of ammonium sulphaf- should be
approximately 610,000 tons, valued at
130,000,000.. Actually, 35,000 tons, val?
ued at $1,810,000. are being produced,
while about 101.000 tons, valued at
iboiit S?.300,000, are annual Imported.
Investigations an- under way foe the
extraction Of potash from silicate and.
other mineral.- and from wastes and
by-prod acts.
Suit AKnlnnt IM?iiilitnis Combine Is lie
null uf Agreement,
Los Angeles. Cai., December IS.?A
suit to dissolve the so-called plumbing
. trust of the Pacific coast, with Hit
Pacific Coasj Plumbing Supply Asso?
ciation, an unincorporated org.niizu
filou with ofllcOi at San Francisco, and
I the National Committee of th- Con- {
[federated Supply Association, a corpo?
ration of New York City, as the prin?
cipal defendants, was tiled In the
L-ltltod Slates District Circuit Court
here to-night, upon rciiort of tele?
graphic instructions from th> Depart
1 irieul of Justice at Washington.
I Th,- suit practically Is a compromise,
: It having been understood that th? i
government originally Intended to In- I
slltutc criminal Stctlou against the
ullleers ol the "trust."
i The government asks that ihi de
I fendants !"? enjoined from publishing
or circulating or using a ?'blue book";
, fr'jm further boycotting of members
who might sell to other than members
jbf th" association, and generally he
restrained from continuing so-called
I Mlru?t" methods.
Agreement Decree Likely.
Washington, December IS.?The ch-n
suit against the so-called Pacific coast
plumbing tmst is thr- direct result of
conferences here betweon\ officials ><f
; tii?- Department of Justice and repre?
sentatives of mn<i of the defendants.
An iisrec-l decree likely will b'a' the
outcome The grand Jury Investiga?
tion of the "trust" at Ijf)f< Angele.? will
le'suhpendod a-i,| probably terminated,
.<? though the government has not com
I milted Itseir t0 that course.
Plnus Mud Hern fluxed Prior (o So-I
prcnir Court Mandalc.
,-,*SVwoVo1 k' !*>cen.ber IS.?The Cnlt.-d
t ifcar Mores Company to-day announc?
ed plans for opening a number of new i
atoreH throughout me country. It was
declared that contracts and new leases'
of places were closed prior to thei
decision of the Supreme Court In ;he'
American Tobacco Company case and
tnot the opening of them was h?ld up
[tending the divorce of the Cigar Stores
Company from tho American Tobacco
Company In pursuance of the Supremo
\ Court decree.
j The separation which the court or
t dered will he effected to-morrow, ac?
cording to the announcement at the
]t"ntt?-il Cigar Stores headquarters, I
when the American Tobacco Companv
Will distribute Its holdings In the Ci'
gur Stores corporation to the thousand
individual common stockholders. The
Cigar Stores Company points out that
the court mandate has no effect on I
the Cigar Stores business except to re?
move It from tho control of the Amer?
ican Tobacco Company, "and, In the
language of the Attorney-General, 'the
I'nlted Cigar Stores Company will now
be left alone to work out Its- own des?
tiny In its own way." "
Former Admirer of Ilia Wife Charged
With Murder.
Huntington, Pa.. December IS.? I
:BvnJaniln P. Cialoup, formerly a farm?
er in Kansas, who bus been employed
by a contractor, wns called to the
door of his home and shot to death.
Frank Calhutin. alleged to have for?
merly been an admirer of Mrs. Gnloup,
Is umler a ires t charged with the mur?
der. A shotgun said to have oeim own?
ed by hlui W?S found in the garden,
where It had been hidden.
Galoup was married to Sadie Walla
in the West, and retiring from his
Kansas farm, brought bis wife here to
live. A short time utter their arrival
here Calhoun canto to Huntington from
Oregon, and. according to Guloup's |
Statements to neighbors, began to re?
new bis attentions to Mrs. Galoup,
with whom ho was acquainted before
her marriage.
llawiry luteroMlM to Approve Couaoll- |
diitinu of Itullritad*.
Minneapolis, Minn., December IS_I
Stockholders of me Minneapolis and
St. Louis Railroad met here to-tluy
to approve the new financial plan by
Which the Minneapolis and St. Louis]
and Iowa Central roads uro to be com- !
buicd. The Iowa Central-stockholders 1
lire called to meet in Cnlcngo to-mor?
row for the same purpose.
The combining of the Minneapolis]
and St. Louts und tho Iowa Central
lines is a part of the plans of the Haw
lev Interests, W,hlch aim to have a
through system from tho Canadian
bonier to the Gulf of Mexico, to be In
operation by the time, tho Panama
I canal Is completed. At present the
northern terminus of the Iowa Central
Iii Albert Lea, Minn., and the southern
I terminus Albla, Iowa.
t nlvert Ilelra Will Fight for Portion of |
(ireat Fortune.
Pittsburgh. Pii-. December IS.?Mrs.
i-Mward Meucham, of Ambrldge, Pa.,
nns been notified by her brother, Gco.
Crowe, of New Bloomftold,- Mo., to be
,-eady to accompany him to Baltimore.
Md.. to prove her Identity as one of
the seven heirs to the Calvert estate.
Which Is snld to amount to *:!0,000.000.
Airs. Mcacham's grandfather was a
grandson of Governor Calvert, of Mary-'
land, whose estute has been in chan?
cery for ?overal deendos, and which
has Increased In value each succeeding
year. Mrs. Meaoham.. her brother, and
llvo sisters comprise the known heirs.
Mrs. Meachum and her husband llvo in
a little home near the American Bridge
Works: whore tho husband is employ?
ed as a workman.
Pledges Administration
-Support to Aldrich
Currency Plan.
Secretary of Treasury Warns i
Against Interholding of Bank
Stocks Lest Money Trust Be
Made Possible?Asks That
National and State Banks
Be Put on Same Footing.
| Washington, D. C-, December 18.?
! Appeals for the Immediate reform of
the country's bunking und currency
system and scientific tariff legislation,
based upon entirely new reasons?tho
practical experiences of the customs
service?stand out prominently In the
annual report of Secretary of the
Treasury MocVcugh. submitted to Con
itress to-day. '1 nls StatepteiltN of tho
nation's finances bristles with urgent
suggestions for corrective financial
Iowa, enacted in the light of the
"lamp ot experience."
Tlie Secretary of the Treasury fore?
sees, according to the estimate of ex?
perts, a surplus in '.he Tr-jasury at the
end of the fiscal jear if 13 of about
$29,000,000, exclusive or expenditures
on the t'anania Canal. Including the
estimated canal disbursetni nts, how?
ever, the Treasury will lace a deficit
of approximately $18,000,000. The to?
tal estimate of expenditures for next
year, exclusive ot the 1'ansma Canal
ami the postal service, payable from
postal revenue, are $637,920,803. The
estimates of receipts available for the
general find are ?667,000,000. The es?
timates for the construction of Hie
Panama Canal during tiie next year
arc $17,263,760, making a grand total
of estimated expenditures of ?6ii,
A'u Itcoauu fur l*ust|ionrmcnt.
With all the preliminaries lor re?
vising the financial system accom?
plished, Mr. MacVeiigh declares, there
18 no reason to postpone action.
Tlie. tentative plan of the National
Monetary Commission, outlined by its
chairman, former Senator Aldrich, no
says, satisfies in its essentials the
larger part of the expert opinion of
Hie nation, und is supported by the
l1 , - i:. - ? map. The secretary pledges
'? the administration to do Its part in
keeping this financial Issue wholly
non-partis.in, believing th.it the result
should be the product of both parties.
In the contemplated reorganization
of the financial' structure, Mr. Mac
Veagh emphasizes the absolute heed
of prohibiting all banks, national and
?State, from holding clock In other
banks, as a safeguard against any
possible formation of a much-feared
money "trust" In the future He urges
equality ot national and State banks
in doing trust company and savings
bank business.
?We must provide, and without res?
ervation." he declares, "for a perfect
equality of privileges and opportunity
between national and State banks.
Slate banks must have every udvant
BgS nntional banks have; and national
banks must have every advantage
Stale banks have- And this equality
cannot be attained unless national and
istate banks are on the same footing
as to trust compuny bunking and as
to savings bank functions
And it is indispensable that the new
law shall deny with great precision to
any bank included within Its provis?
ions, whether national or State, the
right to own stock tn any other Inde?
pendent bank. The law should not
fail to conclusively forbid such owner?
ship. There Is no Immediate danger
to be apprehended from such holdings;
but now Is the time to protect for the
future tho Independence und individ?
uality of the banks; and to forestall in
their case the- general tendency to the
formation of undue combinations and
trusts. The prohibition should be so
explicit that its spirit as well us Its
letter could be enforced We must pre?
vent perpetually the concentration of
the banking power in the hands of
the few?a concentration which under
our present system Is inevitable by
the mere operation of financial evolu?
Provide 'or Foreign Commerce.
The now banking system, tho Secre?
tory of the Treasury avers, must pro?
vide with distinctness and complete?
ness ample banking facilities for the
foreign commerce of the United States,
which, with proper government en?
couragement, be believes will be world,
wide and world-varied.
"It is idle to expect." he adds, "that
wc shall ever have a developed foreign
commerce without a developed foreign
banking 3.vstem. Our present system
grew up in a period of Isolation."
To n Congress which Is expected to
remodel somo of the tariff schedules,
Mr. MacVeagh urges from the stand?
point of experience the establishment
of specific duties, instead of ad val?
orem, wherever ihe nature, of tbe ar?
ticle Involved makes that possible. He
"Tho practice of adopting ad valorem
duties adds to the ease und quickness
with which legislation may bo pro
pared; but that Is Its only helpful
quality?and that lonely quality has
its palpable drawbacks. Ad valorem
duties lead directly to tho great ma?
jority of all the frauds upon the reve?
nues with which the Treasury Depart?
ment hnS to contend; and they do all
they can to drlvo honest Importers out
of business. They add exceedingly to
the exponse and responsibility of ad?
ministration and ure . responsible in
largest inoasuro for whatever demoral?
ization exists in the Importing and
custbms business. Theoretically ad
valorem duties may have an appeal,
but Hi practice they arc a delusion and
a snare."
Scientific Ibvilston.
The principle of "scientific revision"
of tho tariff. Mr. "MaoVengh continues,
should be applied not only to the quos
I (Continued on Stcond i'agcT)
Used to Trace Move?
ments of McManigal
and McNamaras.
Testimony Before Grand Jury
Sitting in Indianapolis May Be
Completed Within Month.
Bert H. Franklin Is Ar?
raigned on Second Brib?
ery Charge.
Indianapolis, Ind., December lb ?
Hotel registers showing the. move?
ments of those suspected of complicity
in the dynamiting conspiracy otiter
thun tho McNahiarus und Ortle Ms
alanicul, were taken bet?rt the i ei
erul grand Jury lo-duy. Thomai J.
B?ttingen, Youngs town, O., the tirat
hotel mun examined, bruugui with
him 1ns hotel register aim account,
hooks, salu to snow oy whom certain
bills hud been paid. A bridge beiiitS
creeled by the Baltimore and uaiu
Kailroad at ltiung?tut>ii wua uuui-ig-.-u
by an explosion on lue tllgii: ol Oclo
ber 30, I'JUi. .Non-union .'ion Work,
crs had been cumoyeu on nie contract,
in is explosion ..us toiioweu uy iium
erous others in .Normern < uno, all ui
legvu to be ueprouatioiis of nie -
liamillllg crew."
Mi-jaatiigui's und the McN'hiharas'
movements are well known, and in?
hotel records are being brougiil Iruiu
maces in Ohio, itiuluiiu, Illinois, from
the hast uitu from as lar >>--st us
null LaKe City, Llali, With a l'l?W ot
iracinu others wnusu names liuve hot
yet been iiientiouuu, out upon wnoih,
it is said, me govcrniiieiil ,s Kuupihg
close watch.
Omer persons examined .o-day lire
believed to Know circumstances con?
nected witn tue mores ot cxpiosiv.ea
wnicu the uyuuimtei'S Kept. I'hu
tlorcs were at i linn, U., wnure in
April, lvu, 5i?) poumis ot uyiiamitu
?i'tv taken trohi a uarn in the rear ot
Moittuigai s lather's Uouie; tit luuiuii
anolis, wnero more tuun luu pouiiuri
ol explosives wer? lounu in the u.iac?
me 111 01 tnu building occupied by the
international .vsaoeiuuuu ol Bridge uu.a
structural truii u uraers, aiiu in a
barn outside Hie cuy; at lvocheaier,
1'a., wnere nilroglyciriuc was luuuu,
mid at .Muncic, lud.
Detective iVv j. uurns, who, througn
evioehce left ut tuesu places, traced
MCtUtaUlgai a cumieciiou wllli llie Ale
tiuipariib, prooaoiy u nl be a witness
OiEtrlct Attorney Charles W. Millet
suiu tue government was progressing
rapidly wn? tue investigation, lie suiu
it was pro..anie uil tnu evidence would
bu in in a inotuli.
Alleged lirlber Arrulgucd.
Los AUael'eS, Cal., Deceuiuer IS.?
Bert ii. !? runallii, lorinoriy an inves?
tigator emiuoyeu uy tile ueiense ui tnu
alviNainaru uynui uiing cases, was
bruugui ueloie justice Young tu-auy
lor preliminary hearing on tue second
DriDury charge against niih?tnai jt
navihis brineu MI'S. Hobeil r. Bum
to itiwueiico ner uusbauu, a juror in
tne trial of James rt. McNamaru
Oile witness. Mrs. Muuu Cm lord
rariey, a neignbor, icsiiued thai airs,
bam came 10 ner home one uay und
used uic telepnone, and tnui Mrs.
Jialli used tne name Franklin several
'rtie case then went over until to?
Ue|iuiy Olslrlct Attorney IV. Joseph
Ford stated that one more witness
would be called to-morrow and that
immediately atterward ho would die
criminal information against Frank?
Physicians l'rououuee Ills Ailment in?
Washington. December IS.?Charles
IV. Moruo Is doomed, according to a
report of tne medical officers of tht
Army Hospital at Fort Mcl'herson. Ua.
received to-Uuy by Assistant Secretary
of War Oliver. They say that his pr?s?
ent condition la grave, but thai his
.1 Ihnen i (arierlo-sclerosls) is .progres?
sive anil Incurable, although ll is not
possible to predict wnen me end will
it was said at the Department of Jus?
tice lute to-day that no action had
yet been taken on Morse's uppllcntton
for a commutation ol sentence. It is
likely thai Hie matter will be deter?
mined by Wednesday, as Attorney
(Jencral Wlckerslium leaves on that
duv for Panama. Olllclals here seem
impressed with the gravity of the
convicted banker's condition.
House's UuNlnc?* blocked and Adjourn?
ment In Taken.
Washington, December IS.?The
House adjourned to-day without ac?
complishing any legislation, after u
brief display of had temper on both
sides of tiie chamber. It had been In?
tended to take up various bills by
unanimous consent. Mr. Madden, of
Illinois, objected to a Democratic hill
tixlug lh? terms of courl In West Vir?
ginia, and Mr. Buchanan, of Illinois,
retaliated by objecting to a Republi?
can measure of the same character for
Mr. Bartholdt, of Missouri, Republi?
can, was blocked in an effort to got
consent to address the House for
twenty minutes on an objection by Mr.
Henry, of Texas, Democrat. Finally,
on motion of Mr. Fitzgerald, of New
York. Democrat, with all Republicans
voting against It. the House adjourned
null) to-morrow.
Kxprean .Menneuger Also In Gone nud
Reword In Offered.
Atlunta. Oa.. December IS.?The
Southern Fxpress Company to-day of?
fered a reward of $.100 for the arrest
of Robin C. Fnrguson. of Mncon, Ga..
an express messenger wanted In con?
nection with the dlsapnonranen of a
tmeknge containing $7.000. The pack?
age was consigned. to a bank at Grif?
fin, On., and lpl't.Ma'co'n in Fargasoh's
care nu tho Central of Georgia train
Saturday. The money Is declared not
lo have been delivered, and Furgnnoii
did not show up for the return run
to Macon. He has not been seen since,
> It Is repot ted.
Nearly 1,000 Indictments
Reported Returned in
Lee County.
_ I
Developments Closely Guarded,
but Many Prominent Men Are
Expected to Be Involved by
Findings?Similar Investi?
gation Will Be Con?
ducted in Dickenson.
[Bpeclal to Tile Times-Dispatch. 1
Bristol. Vu.. December 13.?Despite
the fact that Judge H. A. W. Bfceetl |
has warned the members of tho spe- j
clal grand Jury against talking. it was]
stated to-night by one of the most
prominent officials of Lee county, which :
j Is the scene of a Judicial probo Into !
j alleged wholesale corruption of the i
eleafarate, that nearly 1,000 indict?
ments have been returned. The end :
is not yet In sight. j
The prospects to-night are that the '
special grand Jury will be In session
three weeks longer, though Judge j
Skcen has Indicated that ho will ud
ioum for Christmas In event the work
Is not completed.
Judge Skcen Is personally conduct?
ing what promises to be tho most sen- j
sat tonal Investigation Into election
frauds In the history of Ute State, und
his special grand Jury has entered
upon Its third week. Twenty-live wit?
nesses wore before the grand Jury to?
day. They wert examined by Cotri/
incnwcdllh's Attorney M. ?. lily. The
developments of the day in the grand
Jury room were closely guarded.
MllpmeillN of l.tuner.
It has developed that Judge Skcen
secured two witnesses from Bristol,
representatives of mail order llquot
houses, who told of many shipments
of liuuor to the voting precincts ot j
the counties In his circuit Just before
the last election. They could give the
grand Jury no definite statement as to
who gave the orders, but did tell that
each shipment consisted of a very
large number of small packages made
up of pints and half-pints of liquor,']
obviously for general distribution.
The consignees tcst'lled before the
grand Jury that the day before eloc-]
tlon they heard that the liquor ship?
ments were In the express office for
them, and that thev wero prepaid.
They took out tho liquor, but none
seems to have knoivn. according to
their own testimony, who sent the
Tho foreman of the grand jury is
J. O. Woodward, a prominent lawyer
and farmer of Lee county. The hap?
penings inside of the Jury room arc
kept closely guarded, but news has .
been leakln'll out right along till It has
become known rhat hundreds of true |
bills have boon found. None will ho ,
returned by the grand Jury until it tin.
Ir'.,t?s its work. It Is known that many
prominent men will be Involved by the
jury's findings.
County Ik Stirred.
Tho rural county is shaken from cen?
tre to circumference by the Investiga?
tion which Judge Skecn has set on
foot, unj his honor has declared It his
purpose to punish every man. be he
Republican or Democrat, who ha.s sold
his vote or ha3 been trafficking in votes
of others.
The law Is very broad on the sub?
ject, and besides furnishing a heavy
fine and prison sentence to each, con?
viction perpetually disfranchises both.
Judge Skeen ha* not as yet Indicated
when he will hegln a similar Investi?
gation in Dickenson county, which ad?
joins I.OO, i,ut will do so soon after the
first of the year. Ho declares he will 1
make a rlcan sweep.
A new feature In connection with the
Investigation was sprung to-day. whin
It was hinted that there may be a num?
ber of office-holders thrown out of of?
fice as a result of the investigations, if
wholesale corruption of the electorate!
Is shown, as the rjported Indictments j
would seem to foreshadow.
Confers With Jndae.
Judge Skeen remained In the court
room at Johesvlllo all day to-day while i
Commonwealth's Attorney Ely v/us In i
the grand Jury room examining wit- I
nesses before the grand jury. fhc |
foreman of the grand Jury came out |
frequently and conferred with Judge j
Skoen In regard to evidence and wit- '
nesses. Judge Skeen is assisting in
securing witnesses., and Is In active
charge of the probe I elng made.
Prevents Orenler I.omn of Life In Crush
of Cars.
Kansas City. December IS.?That tho
casualties in tbe collision between twe
cars on tho Kansas Clty-L?avonWOrth
electric line at Wolcott. Kan., to-day
were only four killed and eight Injured
was ?lue to the heroism of Roscoc
Agers, an employe.
Auers was In the smoking compart?
ment of ths southbound car when the
two met. each going about thlrfv-fivc
miles an hour. The northbound car
nlnwed Its wov almost through the
other. As Agers crawled from (he
wreckage be noticed coals from tbe
'>n?teror1 stov? rolling down on the
pnllhtor*. nlrendv smoklnir. TTo kicked
tbe cool? out and with Ms Hire hiinds
threw the hot pieces of the broken
stove away Into tlie fog. tu? bands
"?ere burned to the bone, but he saved
the wrecknere from catching fire and
burning those nersons who hn.l not yet
been release.! from the ?nlfn tore,! cars.
A. \V. Carpenter Im Sentenced i,, Tvro
Yearn In Prison.
London. December IS.?A. W. Car?
penter has been sentenced to two
years in prison for connection with
the wrecking of tho Charing Cross
Bunk. Tlie bank failed about a year
ago. and depositors lost in tho neigh?
borhood of Cl, 000,000.
Schooner Is Wrecked.
Lowes. Del.. December IS.?Tho
schooner Katherln D. Perry, light,
from Portland, Me.', for Sc well's Point,
Va.. struck on Knotless Shoal. Capo
Charles. Vn.. last night. Shu Is full
of water and will probably bo a total
loss. The crew wns rescued by lifo
savers and taken, to Norfolk by tujss,|
Will Go lliuitu-lf mm Send IIIh Sou If
Philadelphia. December IS-?That lh?
action of the United States In abrogat?
ing tili} RutfBliin treaty or 1832 to-.lay
may precipitate a war with that
country was declared by both United
.States Senator lleyburn, of Idulio. ant)
Governor Mann. of Virginia, in
?Ducches at the annual dinner of the
Now Jersey Society ot" Pensny Ivanlu
hero to-night
Senator lleyburn said tliat where
the cause was Just lie stood ready to
tollow the American passport Into
anv foreign land with "our Constitu?
tion, our Hag and a cannon."
Governor Mann expressed belief
that the signs of the times point to a
struggle with Russia In the nuar fu?
ture, and he stirred tho audience by
announcing that If such conditions
ever came to pass lie himself would
be willing and ready to go out at ttio
head or a regiment of Vlrglnlu sol?
"Whether it be President Tuft or
some other President, perltups a son
of New Jersey," said tho Governor,
"his call will be responded to by Vir?
ginia, and 1 can say every State In
the !-.outh. If necessary 1 will go to
tho front and will also send my son.
I auy this merely to show the patriot?
ism of the South and to prove that sec?
tionalism is a thing of the past"
llrnndn Testimony of .Marli: na Pulse in
livery Particular.
Washington. December IS.?Joseph!
B. Cotton, former attorney lor the D?
luth. Message and Northern Railroad,
denied to-day before tho House steel
trust Investigating committee the
charge made by C. 11. Marts, that ho
had ordered the padding of the cost of
tho railroad in a report to the Minne?
sota Kullroud and Wurchottse C'ummib
Mr. Cotton branded tbe testimony of
Maitz as false in every particular,
lie submitted documents to show that
the cost estimates made by Mai tz never
were submitted to tin; commission. Mr.
Cotton was accompanied by George
Wellwood Murray, counsel for John D.
Rockefeller, who provoked a coliouuv
with Chairman Stanley, when he
sought to interpret testimony of the
Following Cotton's denial. Represen?
tatives Young and Cardn?r declared
they were convinced he had demon
started he had done nothing question?
able while counsel tor the Duliith. Mcu
Babe and Northern Railroad.
Tho committee reviewed with Cot?
ton the testimony of the Merrill broth?
ers relating to the taking over of the
railroad and ore proportles In the
Messahc region by John U. Rockefeller
and his almoner, the Rev. F. D. Gates,
which later were sold to the United
Ktatcs Steel Corporation.
The committee will hear to-morrow
other witnesses who will seek to shed
further light on the absorption of the]
Minnesota mine properties by Mr.
It I? Given to Egypt Pendln? Outcome
of War.
London, December 18.?The cession
of tho Sollum district of Unrca. tlir
Kastern division of Tripoli, and Iis oc?
cupation by Egypt. Iibh a significance
In cvnnocllon with the Turco-Italluu
War. At the beginning of tho war it
was supposed that Italy desired to ap- |
proprlnto Sollum, with its Important
port. Akaba, In order to proteel tho
projected naval station at Tobruk. But
tho Italian.-, were induced to retire and
recognize the old frontier.
Some experts state that Akaba has
the possibilities of a tiner naval sta-l
tion than even Blaerta. and would de?
prive Tobruk of much of Its strategical
value. Hence there Is considerable cu
rtoslty as to why Turkey ceded Sol-1
lum to Egypt and what will be Its
eventual fato. j
Little news Is being received fromi
the sent of war. There have been somo
small outpost affatrs. but indications |
point In the direction of peace.
Definite Stntiin I'nncttlcd.
Cairo. , Egypt, December IS.?Tho
Egyptian government is taking pos?
session of the Sollum district of Bnrca.
which forms tbe Eastern division of
Tripoli. The Sollum district borders
on Egypt and was ceded by Turkey
to the Egyptian government, which I
will retain possession pending the end
.of the war. when tho definite status j
of the territory will be determined.
Leader of Holy Ghont end V? Society
(Jets Ten Years.
Portland. Mo.. December 18.?Tho
Rev.- Prank W. Sandford, leader of the
Holy Ghost and Us Society, left for U
lantn, Ca.. to-night to enter upon a
ten-year term in the Federal Peniten?
tiary, to which be was sentoncod to?
day" by Judge Clarence Hale, of tho
United' States District Court.
Tho specific charge upon which the
Shlloli lender was sentenced was caus?
ing tho death at sea of George Hughoy.
a member of bis flock, by falling to
furnish provisions during tlie recent
eleven months' cruise of tho Holy
Ghost yacht Coronet. This was the]
first of six counts in the Indictmenti
found by the Federal grand jury. Judge
Hale continued tho others.
There was a big gathering at the
railroad station, but Sundford remain?
ed unperturbed. Among those who
bade him farewell was Rev. Charles
E. Holland, who succeeds to tho lead- |
crshlp of tbe colony
In an Interview just before he left
the Ctv Sandford declared thai he felt
no l-usentmeht and that ho looked upon 1
bis Imprisonment simply as a part ofl
God's plan. "1 am glad to be just where
I am." be said. "I am still in His I
work and as soon as I roach my new,
level I shall begin to dig In. In fact.
I ant even now engaged in my work."
Tn sentencing Sandford Judge Hnlo
did not designate that he should bo
given hard labor. _
ItefttneM to Oust Shunter, and Ilussln I?
Teheran, December 18.--The National
Council has refused to accept the cabi?
net's proposals regarding a solution
of the Russian difficulty, and the Rus?
sian troops are. preparing to advance
on the capital- It is believed that the
advance will hegln Thursday.
Tlie official attitude suggests passive
resistance, but the provincial sentiment
Is strongly opposed to tho Russians.
The foreign minister, in presenting
lira question' hefore tin; National Coun?
cil to-day, made a determined attempt
to secure the support of the council.
Ho represented that the crihlpot had
made every effort to retain Mr. Sinis?
ter, but tho plight of tbe country was
desperate. Tho ox-Sbuh. be said, was
advancing on the one. hand, and Salar
Ed Dowlch on the other, while Russia
refused to abate hor demands. There?
fore, he argued, tho cabinet should he
empowered to conciliate Russia.
In spite of bis appeals, the deputies
Insisted that tho retention of Mr. Sinis?
ter was Persia's onlv hope, and that
I nothing was to bo gained by yloldlng.
That Body Will Complete
Abrogation of
In Politest of Diplomatic Lan*
guage Ambassador Tells Czar
That Pact Is Considered Ob?
solete and Should Be Ter?
minated?Leaders Seek?
ing to Take Credit.
Washington. D. C. December IS.??
President Tu-ft turned over to the
Senate to-day the task of complet?
ing tlic abrogation of tho treaty of
l$:s2 with Russia because of alleged
discriminations against American citi?
zens of Jewish faith. ignoring the.
House of Representatives, the Prest*
dent sont a message to the Senate, an?
nouncing that on Friday last ho had
caused notice to be forwarded to St.
Petersburg that the United States de?
sired the treaty to end January I, 10U1.
This notification was officially handed
to the representatives of tho^ Russian
government yesterday.
Mr. Tuft naked the Senate to rat?
ify and give effect to his action- Tha
I'orelgn Affairs Committee of the Seh?
nte voted unanimously to report a
resolution of ratification, couched In
diplomatic terms, and Senator Dodge
offered it later in the Senate. Thevo
wan every reason to believe that tho
resolution would bo pushed through,
Inasmuch as the Senate committee, aa
ah act of courtesy to the House, had
decided that the lower branch of Con?
gress should bo asked to concur iu
tho Senate's action.
Ileyburn Delays It.
Senator Ileyburn, ot Idaliu, however,
took the tloor and after protesting vlg.
orously against hasty action, asserted
hla right under the rules and by for?
mal objection threw further consid?
eration of tho mutter over until to?
Although it waB evident to-night
that politics would enter Into the fight
to-mnrrow, the prediction was made
freely that all obstacles Would be over
?onto and that before tho Senute ad
.ournet] the committee resolution
vould be put through as a substitute
'or the House resolution, which proved
ibjcctionablc to the Russian govern
Chairman Sulzcr, ot the House Com?
nlttec on Foreign Affairs, author of
'.he original resolution, declared to
.tight ithat he believed .the matter
would lie adjusted satisfactorily, and
'.hat the abrogation of the treaty
would bn an accomplished faot beforo
Congress lecessed Thursday for the
Democratic leaders both In tho Sen?
ate and the House arc determined to
jlalm credit for the abrogation of the
treaty. Senators Culberson. of Texas,
ind Hitchcock, of Nebraska, the lat?
ter a member of the Foreign Relations
Committee, served preliminary notice
to this effect in the Senate to-day,
and will bo heard further to-morrow.
Senator Culberson accused President
Taft of trying to strip tho House ot
One", of Its prerogatives, und asserted
that the President was trying to "steal
the Democratic thunder."
t'liiioit Courtesy Shown.
In his message to the Senate Presi?
dent Taft transmitted a copy of tho
letter American Ambassador Guild, ut
St. Petersburg, had transmitted to tho
Russian foreign office. In it was ox
pressed the view of tho United States
that tho old treaty no longer met tho
political or commercial needs of tho
two nations, and should be terminated.
The American government. With
niarlf.d courtesy, suggested' further
that It would be most agreeable to
this country If a new treaty, along
more modern lines, could be uegoti- ;
ated to replace the ancient and out?
lived document.
Despite this overture to tho Ruaaian
I government. State Department otllelnls
to-night practically admitted that
1 that there was little hope for nego?
tiating a new treaty tl/ftt would avoid
tho very things that were leading to
denunciation of the old one.
The United States, It was pointed
! out. would bo trending upon danger?
ous ground in trying to arrange with
I Russin for a reciprocal agreement
looking to wider latitude In tho rights
of the citizens of the two countries'.
; Under the "most favored nation"
clauses of tho treaties tho United
! States baa with other powers, aiui- ono
of these could claim the right of entry
j for its citizens into the United States
and there would be no such thing as
restriction of Immigration.
State Department ofllclals do not be?
lieve that the heavy trade between tho
United States and Russia necessarily
will be leopardlzed by- the abrogation
of the treaty, although a tariff war
Is possible, and Russia would have the
right to exclude. American ships from
any of her ports.
Trade I? Threatened.
According to the Bureau of Statis?
tics Hie value of imports Into the
United States from Russia ? during the
present calendar year will amount tc
I 114.000,00.0, principally In hides, skins
j and wool. Thai value of exports from
j the United Stales to Russia during
! the year Is estimated at S2I.0U0.U?0.
showing a balance of 510.oo0.00o In .
favor of the United States. Russia
ulso buys much American cotton lit
London, and with this Included th#
totnl valuo of American goods sent
into tho empire Is estimated at ?35,.
000,000, a balance of 121.000.000 In fa- '
vor of the United States. Tbv \inorl.?
can exports* are principally manufac?
tures ot agricultural machinery and
President Tuft's announcement, llrst
In a letter to tho l'orclan Relation? ;

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