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Welfare of Government
and People His Only
New York Financier Proves Will?
ing Witness and Tells of Con?
tributions Amounting to $180,
eoo Made to Last Two Re?
publican Presidential
Washington. October 3.?J. Pierpont
Morgan told the Senate campaign con.
trlbutfona commute* to-day that
while ha had contributed JltO.OOO to
the laat two republican presidential
campaign funds, the gifts were made
"Without expectation of return."
After saying he had contributed
?150.000 to the fund of 1*04 and ?30.
000 to the fund of l?0s. Mr. Morgan
turned to the committee and ex?
claimed, earnestly:
"I want It distinctly understood
that J. P. Morgan A Co, never made a
?Ingle subscription to any election,
with any promise, or expectation or
anything of return in any way, shape
?r manner, and we never made .t
without we deemed it advantageous
for the government and the people.
We never had a communication from
any candidate. We never had an ap?
plication from any candidate for
money, and anything that we did, or
that was done under by suggestion?
and we were all in harmony?was that
it was necessary for the good of the
country and the buainess of the peo?
ple. There was never a commitment
or any expectation of any return, and
we nevfr got any return, either, from
Thia statement followed a series of
questions by Senator I'omerene as to
whether the New York financiers had
conferred and ascertained the atti?
tude of various candidates making
contributions. Mr. Morgan repeatedly
denied that there was any concerted
action among New York business in?
terest* In support it the Republican
candidate In 1004.
Mr. Morgan said that after making
his original contribution of $100,000 In
1004 he was Importuned to give an?
other 150,000. which be did. This, he
?aid. be understood was part of the
so-called Harri man fund and was
turned over to B- B- Odell. Jr.. for use
fey the New York State Committee.
Charles H. Duell, assistant treasurer
mi the 1004 fund, who followed Mr.
Morgan on the stand, said that all of
the accounts of .the committee were
open tt Mr. Cortelyou. the chairman,
?a set v? It Staat? T*-I?*y.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will be
the principal witness before the com?
mittee to-morrow. He will be ques?
tioned as to his knowledge of con?
tributions by corporations to the 1904
fund, and particularly as to the so.
called Standard Oil contribution of
$100.000. which he has said he ordere?;
returned. The Colonel will also be
asked as to the financing of the pre
c invention campaign for his nomina?
tion this year.
Mr. Morgan was a willing witness
before the committee. He found diffi?
culty in hearing the questions while
seated In the formal witness chair,
mounted on a small platform, and he
moved down to the table across from
the committee, took a stenographer's
chair, and answered the questions pro?
pounded In a chatty, intimate way. At
times he chuckled gleefully, as when he
told the committee that "there was
no limit" to the amount the Republican
Campaign Committee in 1*A4 was will?
ing to sccept.
. Mr. Morgan took his heckling by the
committee In a holiday spirit, and
laughed heartily as in leaving he told
Chairman Clapp that ho "guessed" his
expenses and witness fees "wnild be
all right."
The financier, after leaving the com?
mittee, accompanied by his daughter.
Mrs. Hamilton, and his son-in-law. H.
I* Sstterlee. "disappeared" for several
hours. A special train was made up
before noon to take htm to N<-w York
In a hurry, and the railroad officials
made a vain search for th- ir pros?
pective passenger. He reappeared
some time after 4 oVI >ck with th*
announcement that he had seized the
opportunity to visit his favorite ocu?
list., an I left Immediately for New
Tork. I
Mr. Mora-an reached the committee
room N-fore the hour set for the
feeartn* accompanied by hla son-in-law. j
Herbert L. Satt-rler.
The financier tocejed ,t his mus?
tache *? h? took his seat and watched
the members of the committee closely.
"Olve the stenographer your aame.
please ' said ? lairmtn Clapp.
"John n?rpont Morgan."
Tour .address*"
?S1? Madison Avenue. New York."
"Tour business."
Chairman Clapp called Mr Mors??'?
attention to a ptltshsd article fey
Charles Edward Russell charging that
President Roosevelt had demanded that
Mr. Morgan raise SlOJ.Ot* far feto cam?
paign, sad that Wars* MacVeigh had
feeen present when Mr. Morgan talked
?nth the Whits Hl?I over the
"D? you rss?sBfesi any sacs, tart
SVtrty* asked senator Chaps.
"Xedwtsjg whatever*" replied Mr. Mor
?Tan. emphatically.
~t never i srusMW'ld cv?r the tele
fjfeosje. t'Jegraah. or fey mall with
fcsSswsSfi Roosevelt that I know aC
Mr. Strut added, "nor.with aayoaej
?t Mat Whit* Masai" 1 ^1
ultimatum soor
to it mm
Turkish Government
Realizes Gravity
of Crisis.
(Persistent Rumors Current of
Killing of Thirty Turks on Bul?
garian Frontier and Looting
of Several Villages?Powers
Still ( Trying to
Avert War.
Actual Hostilities
Said to Have Begun
Ul*H, October X?HeatUttlra
between ike Balkan atatea dad Tar.
hey have begun, according ta rr
Pftm tram aur qiartrn t?-al*kt.
A dlnpatck la Ihr Reaalaa (airra
?aent aaya that the Balvarlaai are
eranalna the frontier.
Military action haa tana oat
at ripped alower-foeted dipleaaat-y.
for ao ultinutnm haa jet been are.
seated to Turkey, aad la I onatan
tlaople aoae la expected aatll Mon?
day. Tae Parte, however, haa aeat
aa ofllHa! notlScatton to the powers,
which reads?
-la view at I he aaaalfeatly as
greaatve attHade at the Balkan
atalea. Tarkey rroerveo to Haelf
(all liberty of art loa. roavtarrd that
the rlvlltned world wUI aot fall ta
do jnatlre ta Ha Moderate attltndc.
Bat tbla eaaaot exclude rare (or
nafeanardlng Ha dignity aad neear
tty. mm well aa Ha rights.*?
Tbla, It woald nee na, la the Portr'a
way of preparing the world (or the
fallare of the powern ta ntave aft
hoatllltlen. So ofSrlal nalraatloa
of the ra at are of peace la to he had.
bat aklraaaabea are reperted to have'
oeenrred la the aetchborbood of
DJambala, railed a loo Jan-, boll, Bal.
ararlaa territory, ta the tlbanlnn I
vlllayet of Scolari, along the Mob- I
tmcgrla (raatter. aad aear Baach- | |
bvraaya mm the "ervlna border.
Tarkry haa appointed the War
Mia later. .\a*laa Paaba, to aaarcaii
eaaaaaaad. Raaaaaln haa ao? ret
|| aaoblltaed, aad. It la aald. will take
ao aetlea (ar a (ew day a.
tncatlatleaa by the grmt powera
ha faror ?( peace are betas carried
oa, the moot hwpoi laat eoafereaeea
at present beta* held at Paria. I? In
reported that Aaatrla will receive
f??apfa an ? late to take the aar.a.
fal ati
Cons tan tlnjple. October Tita Warj
Minister, N'ulm Pasha, has been ap- j
pointed supreme commander of the i
Turkish forces.
Rentable information reached hero i
this evening that the Balkan ultima- j
turn demanding autonom*- for afseo- j
donia would be delivered Monday. in j
view of the gravity of the -.rials, the i
government contemplates adding t* the
Cabinet two or three members without
Persiatent rumors are current that:
hostilities have commenced on the
IBulgarian frontier north of Klrk
Klliseh. but the Porte declares it is
j without news on this subject. liulga- ;
rian excesses against the Turks are
reported from Varna. Aidos. Burghaa
and other places.
Thirty Turks have been killed and
, many injured, according t > the r*p?. rt.
I and several villages looted, bombs be
big employed In some cases. j
The Austrian ambassador. Marquis
De Pallavicinl. hsd a conference during
the course of the day with the Grand
Vizier and the Foreign Minister. The1
Domain leader. Sofults. late advices
say. haa proclaimed a republic In the,
Island of Samos. with himself as Pres
aPwywT/VtfM G*H bbbwHmI TawnMMh
Belgrade. Serrla. October 3.?The ex
trsordlnary session of the Skups-bitlna
? ?National Asembly), which was to have
. been convened to-day. has been post
, poned until Saturday. This will give
the powers more time to exorcise their
i influence In the direction of peace. All
j the post and telegraph offices In Bel
j grade are in the hands of the militia. .
Plaa Reeeewa^irlee) a( Crete.
Cologne. tJrrmany. <Vt?ber 3.?The
1 Cologne Oasrtte hears that the three
! protective powers. Great Britain.
Franc?, and Kns?ia. are planning the
; reoccupatlon of Crete, fearing that
i Greece intends to adopt an aggressive
? p-tlicy with regard to tn?s fsland. The
; fourth protective power. Italy, will not j
' participate, owing to the Turco-ltalia? ;
I relation*. I
KtaaT ta Ca
' Vienna. ?>cto?>er i.?King George of '
Greece to-dav had long audiences with
the Italian. Kussian and French am?
bassadors to Aiwtrta-Hawgary. j
Trowpn ?ronotag Piostw ?.
St. Petersburg. ?K-tober 3 ?The Rus?
sian government haa received Infor?
mation that Bulgarian troops are cross- j
ing the Turkish frontier to-day.
im risssli Ii A et aad. j
Parts. Octotver Sn? The governments
of France an4 Banana are In complete
accord on ail o,*e*Ttons relating to the
Balkan situation The program they
are to follow has not been divulged.
President Falller?*. Prem'er Polsj
csre and Sergios Saisw*C the Russia a
foreign minister conferred for some i
hours to-day The entire situation
brought a boat by the saotrllfsatlaa off;
the armies of ?sdgsrta. Servbk OTPS OS j
sod Msnitaagie mm the mm sM* sad
the Tnthlah taatsptratlati aff true**
on the other trap fans dlsi laapjd TVs j
delicate condition created by the pre*-'
enc- of nearly a mil hps armed me*
face to face an the fro*tier liar* hj,
recognised her*, and the goverwmen?. ?
the mmm? way as the other E iro- j
I _
Wilson Charges Roose?
velt Found Incompe?
tent as President.
For First Time During Campaign
Democratic Candidate Mentions
Rivals by Name and Assails
Their Administrations, Par?
ticularly in Reference
to Trust Question.
Indianapolis, Ind.. October 3.?For
th?- first time during the national cam?
paign Governor V? oodrow Wilson to
ni?lit directed an STTShdsS1 attack on
the administration of President Taft
and former President Kocsevelt. The
(Jovernor charged that Colonel Koose
velt as President had been "found in?
Mr. Taft, he said, on the other hand,
failed to alter the policies Inaugurated j
under President Roosevelt's adminls- j
tration when "trusts and monopolies I
grew upon a scale never before dream?
ed of."
In the picturesque illumination of a
basr-ball park the Governor saw spread
before him to-night for several hun-j
dred feet in the bleachers and on the j
field an immense throng.
The Governor launched immediately
in his attack on his two opponents. It |
was the first time he mentioned them |
by name at any length.
"What I want to call your attention!
to," said the Governor, "is that the j
new third party has not drawn to it?
self the ful! strength, or even all of]
the principal leadera of the insurgent
Republicans, because this circumstance
appeals to every man who thinks the
present situation over: the very things
that we are protesting against, the
very conditions that we are trying to
alter, are conditions which were created
under the two leaders of the two
branches of the present Republican
party, because It is true that these con?
ditions were just as much created un?
der Mr. Roosevelt as they have been
created under Mr. Taft.
Growth of Mswspolles.
"There was a growth during his ad?
ministration of the great monopolies, I
which we call trusts upon a scale nev-|
er before - dreamed of* and upon
greater scale than has been charac-l
teristic of the administration of hia
success. Some ftflie ago during the!
campaign which preceded the two na?
tional conventions you remember that
there was a very Interesting cam?
paign between Mr. Taft and Mr. Roose?
velt, and that everything that anybody;
could say against Mr. Taft. Mr. Roost-[
velt said, and everything that any?
body could say against Mr. Roosevelt. |
Mr. Taft said, and the Democrats were'
Inclined to believe both of them, for'
the truth was that Mr. Taft was]
merely the successor of Mr. Roose?
velt in the prosecution of policies!
which Mr. Taft did not alter and,
merely sought to confirm and estab?
"You have, therefore, the extraordi?
nary spectacle of the two branches of:
the Republican party, being led by
men who clearly brought about the
conditions which we ars seeking to
altar, and the reasons that some of the
Republicans are not following Mr.1
Roosevelt like Mr. La Follette is that
they have tested Mr. Roosevelt when
he was President and have found that
he was not willing to co-operate with
them along any line that would be ef?
ficient in the checking of the evils
of which ws complain.
Qaetes im Follette.
"So that the leader of the very
movement which la proposed for our
emancipation Is a man who has been
tried In thin ?%ry matter and aot
found either willing or competent to
accomplish the objects that we now
seek. In order to confirm my view of
the matter you have only to read Mr.
L* Follette's biography. These. In de-;
tail. It is told how Mr. La Follette and
others like him carried proposals to
the then President Roosevelt, which'
would have made this campaign In-'
conceivable, and after he had. feeling
his first generSus Impulse, consented
to co-operate with them, he subse?
quently draw back and refused to co?
operate with thenT. under what influ?
ences f do not care to conjecture, be?
cause It Is not my duty, and it would
be very distasteful to me to call In
question the motives of those gentle?
men. That is not my object or my
desire. My object Is merely to point
?ut the fscts that the very conditions'
^^m are trying to remedy were built
up ander those two gentlemen who
sre the opponents of the Democratic
party. Therefore, to my mind, it
Is a choice between tweedledee snd
tweedledum to ch?o*e between the
leader of the one brunch of the Re
nubttraN party snd the leader of the
other branch of the Republican party,
because what the whole country
knows to be tru* these gentlemen
deny. The whol* country knows that
special privilege ha- sprung up In this
land. The whole country knows, ex?
cept these gentlemen, thst It h??
been due chiefly to the protective
tart* Theos gentlemen deny that
?peclal privilege has been caused by,
the administration of"the protective!
tart*. They dewy what an the res?
et the leoawy bee becoSM convinced j
'"rvToovernor sttacked the planks !?
the Progressive party platf mm pro
posing social reforms.
"Ts it aot true," continued Governor
Wilsen, "that when Theodore Roose?
velt was PlssUist eff the raited State*
the people of the Fsited W.tee were
wfflle* to follow him wherever he led'
And where dsd h* lead then' When
did he tern In the dlrectl m of fb.r
? Stift of hsniasltv* How los? wasl
the coovlctlea delayed? Hew lip so
sim* wag it for htm to see It whea Mo[
t* the
of the wee*. Mow he hag orea It.]
Southeastern Railways;
and Employes Reach
New Scale Will Affect Approxi?
mately 13,000 Men and Will
Cost Roads About $1,300,000
a Year?Norfolk Settlement
Taken as Basis by
Washington, October 3.?A settle
j m?nt of the protracted wage and
working conditio'.? controversy be?
tween ib.- .Southeastern railways and
their employes was reacfied lat I to?
day. The men by the agreement
signed, will receive an average ad?
vance in wages 01 approximately 10
per cent.
The rules and working conditions on
each of the roads remair* substantial?
ly unchanged. Approximately 13,000
employe*-, including 3,000 negroes are
affected. They are conductors,
brakemen baggagemen. flagmen,
and yardmen. Trackmen and shop?
men are not involved. The agree?
ment means to the roads an In?
crease in tixed charges for operating j
expenses of approximately $1.300,000
a year. As an offset to this, assurance
is given that there ni l *,<_ no strike
of the men and that the working con?
ditions now agreed upon are fairly sat?
isfactorily to the operatives and to the |
After several weeks of futile effort,
it was decided that the controversy
should be referred to the mediators
designated by the Erdman act?Pre?
siding Judge Martin A. Knapp, of the j
Commerce Court, and Dr. Charles P.
Niell, Commissioner of Labor. Kor ten I
days the mediators have conferred
dally with both sides, wrestling with
one of the most obstinate controversies I
in the history of such negotiations. For j
more than a week it appeared impos?
sible for the mediators to bring the |
opposing sides to anything approxi?
mating an agreement
tlrlsastism Is?ltd
Finally, a day or two ago, what |
substantially amounted to an ultima?
tum was made, looking to a settlement I
; of the controversy on the basis reached
by the officials of the 'Chesapeake and
Ohisv Mss-falk. and Western and Vir?
ginias Railways with their men at
! Norfolk. This ray 'of light was follow?
ed and the agreement signed to-day
provides practically, that all the em-]
ployes of the roads Involved shall re?
ceive the same increase as were pro-1
vided for in the Norfolk settlement,
except in those cases where the pres- '
ent wages equal or exceed the Norfolk!
For the operatives the agreement.
was signed by President Garretson. of j
the railway conductors, and Vice-Pres- |
Ident FiUpatrlck. of the railway train?
men ; for the railroads, by Jforace'
Baker, general manager of the Cincln- ]
nati. New Orleans and Texas Pacific'
Railway, chairman of the general man-!
agers' committee. The railroads were j
represented in the conference by the
general manager of each line and the
men by Mr. Garretson and Mr. Fits- j
Patrick, and a joint commltte of near?
ly 200 others.
The roads Involved in the contro?
versy were the Atlantic Coast Line.
Alabama Great Southern, Alabama and
Vicksburg. Central of Georgia. Cin?
cinnati. New Orleans and Texas Pa?
cific, Georgia Southern and Florida.
Mobile and Ohio. Northern Alabama.
New Orleans and Northeastern. New
Orleans. Mobile and Chicago. Seaboard
Air Une, Southern Railway, sootnern
Railway in Mississippi. Tennessee Cen?
tral, Vicksburg. Shreveport and Vir?
ginia and Southewestern
Issna-ns ta a
en Ifltsa Fee
New York. October i.?Oscar R,
Straus. candidate for Governor on the
Progressive ticket, was indorsed for
Governor by the Independence league
in State convention here early this
morning. The vote was 8? for Mr.
itrans and 79 for William Sulzer.
Democratic nominee for Governor,
whose name was the only other one
placed in nomination.
Youth Is Caught in
Ropes of Balloon
Loses His Life in Water
Falls 8,000 Feet While Making
Spiral Descent in
Trenton. N. J.. October 3.?With 50,
000 persona watching; him at the In?
terstate Fair Grounds this afternoon,
Charles F. Walsh, while making a
spiral descent in a Curtis biplane fell
2,000 feet to instant death about a
quarter of a mile outside of the fair
When physicians reached him Walah
was dead and his machine was a com?
plete wreck. Practical:}* every bone In
bis body was broken and his face and
body were badly cut.
Walsh had been giving exhibitions
at the fair ail week and this year for
the first time was doing fancy stunts
In the air with his machine. He was
very high to-day, probably 5.000 feet,
as he Began his descent. He was mak?
ing the spinal descent with the front
of the machine pointed almost down?
ward when the upper plane seemed
to become loose. Walsh could plainly
be seen struggling to regain his j
balance, but without avail. The ma- j
chine then made a rapid descent to |
the earth and the large number of |
spectators realized that Walsh had lost j
: control of the machine ax") that death |
? waa Imminent.
The sccident had a depressing ef-1
'feet upon the audience at the .fair
1 grounds, and within a few minutes I
I nearly half of those had begun an j
I exodus towards the gatea
Walsh's body was brought to aj
I morgue in this city, and Secretary
sfargrum. of the Fair Association, gave
{orders for the absndonment of other;
flights scheduled, for the day.
Walsh wss twenty-five years of age,'
'and a native of San Diego. Cat- His
[wife and two children are visiting
j at Hamondsport, N. T.. where they m
; tended remaining while he wss flying
, In the Kast. Walsh learned to fly
with Lincoln Reschy.
Washington. October 3.?The Comp-j
troller of the Currency announced to?
day that the newly compiled statistics
off excessive loans show that the num- '
her of bank* vtoletina; the law in this1
way was reduced forty per cent?from
?77 to S???between the rail* of Juno .
1? and September 4. snd that the vlo-'
lation* were evenly distributed
throuehotit the fnlted States. In the
South where it has been claimed opp?
ressive loans m ere unavoidable because
of the snmrrte- and fall movement of
the cotton crop the proportion of ex?
cessive ;??n? to the rinrrher of banks
is announced To be less than in the
?~*n?ral and Northern States where '
they ar* m?d? Isreely to corporation
?ind business firms
9fv Ho OwW *~ss*sjW^?r*w w-Tf-Yfc/ le^srVsrWT
eg masvra*.
Boston. October J.?Stephen R. Dow.
sole member of the closed brokers e?
firm of g-eyhefi R Dow a Cosasanv.
eras srrested to-day charged with trr?
larcesv nt 11??.7?| from the Franklin
and Alsorneh Jfininsj Corn pen I es After
pleading not guiltv he wss held in de- '
fsult of f^.ee* ball for a h*srln?
rtrtober ffti I
Dow surrendered to the police sf'er
he beard that Aeststaat let strict At?
torney Webber beet obtained a war
saat rhargins tb? larceny of flts.744
free* the Franklin isjpsaj and St****
the Ahji?th
) -
Ranking Officer in Service Ap?
pointed Assistant Post?
master by Allan.
Harry M. Law der Promoted to
Position of Superintendent of
Mails?Other Changes.
W. Boss Southward, since March 1.
1910. superintendent of malls, was
yesterday named by Postmaster Edgar
Allan. Jr., assistant, postmaster to
i succeed Isaiah W. Fuller whose resig?
nation was announced on Sunday. The
I appointment goes Into effect November
1. upon ratification by the Postmaster
I General which will be forthcoming as
\ a matter of fact.
: In the promotion of Mr. Southward.
Postmaster Allan follows to the letter
I the civil service regulations which
I provide for succession based upon
I seniority in position. With Asslstant
| Postmaster Fuller out of the service,
i Mr. Southward became the ranking
1 officer in the Richmond post-office, and
I his promotion has -been freely pre?
dicted since the vacancy occurred.
"While Mr. Southward was the logi
[ cal choice in point of rank,'' said Poat
1 master Allan, yesterday, "the appolnt
i ment comes fully as much as a recog
I nitlon of his ability. He is thoxough
| ly qualified for the new position and
, brings to it an acquaintance with
! every department of the post-office
I gained through a service of fifteen
I years. I am sure he wUl make good."
Entered Sewtee tos 1SP5C
Mr. Southward Joined the post-office
forces In 18?8, beginning at the bot?
tom of the ladder as an utility clerk,
i In the following year he was assigned
j to the registry devision by Wray T.
i Knight who was then postmaster. In
, this capacity he served until April 1.
; 1*08. when be was appointed by Post
I master Cabell superintendent of the
registry division to succeed Captain
E- J. Levy who died In office.
When, on March 1. 1?19. under a
new plan of consolidation, the city
registry, and mailing divisions of the
Richmond post-office were correlated
under a common head. Mr. Louthward
was made superintendent of mails
in charge of the three departments.
He has held the office ever since. The
position was a new one and one of
the most responsible in the service.
Mr. Southward Is a native of Henr<ro
County, and Is the son of the lste
J. W. Southward who was sheriff of
the county and for some time a mem?
ber of the House of Delegates. In his
long service be has come to know
every man r on nested with the post
office, and Is a general favorite with
the force. A brother. E- P South?
ward. Is division deputy collector In
office of I"nit?-d States Internal Kerc
nue Collector M K. Lowrv.
The promotion of Mr. Southward
carries in Its sake five other pro?
motions each nf which takes place In
accordance with the civil service rule*
for succession Harry M Law4*r.
since March 1. 1*1*. assistant siper
infertdent of mails, succeeds to the
superintendence made vacant by Mr.
Southward's advaacement.
Mr Lewder s service in the local
post-omY? dates from 1*01 when Post?
master Wray T Knight gave him a
subordinate clerkship. Postmaster
Csibell mad* htm foreman of the Set*
delivery system In !?*?. on March
1. isle he was promoted to the ooe'tion
of a**:?*ent superintendent or ma i s
In chars* of city delivery, a ssveiMon
which h? hss held until now He ts
s resident of South Rlcl?Wf?nd Mr.
fjiwder a? W?n SS the other men
whose p-^motlons were announced yes?
terday assume eharge of IwSSl n*w
positions en November I.
Edges cniidrey who has hewn, fenawe
(Wtendenf of carriers wee named se
?Continued cm Third"rwgn)
Had Reached Shallow
Water When Seized
With Heart Trouble.
Boat in Which They Wer?
Seated Capsized Fifty Yards
From Shore?Minister Out of <
Danger When Exhaustion
Led to Fatal Attack.
Body Recovered.
The Rev. John Moncure, D. D-. city
missionary of the Protestant Episco?
pal Churches of Richmond, and US
colored servant were drowned yester*
day afternoon when a small fishing
boat in which they were seated was.
upset in Chappawamsic Creek betweea
Widewater. Stafford County, and Qusa
tico. Early in the day Dr. Moncure
rented the boat and was cautioned
not to use it unless he could swim.
He had only been out for half an hour
and was fifty yards from shore ?he?
the frail craft was suddenly upset*
The servant, Spotts, whose real name
could not be learned hers last night,
sank immediately.
Dr. Moncure vainly endeavored ts
save the negro. Failing to do SO H*
began swimming toward the shareand
had covered half the distance whea
he reached shallow water and stood
up. waist deep, calling for help. While
exhausted he was seized with a sud?
den attack of heart trouble sad fett
Into the water.
Crowd Witnessed Tragedy.
Many persons from Fredertcksburg,
who were near at the time, heard the
cries and made desperate efforts to
rescue the minister, but they could do
nothing. They went to work immedi?
ately, however, and recovered the
Dr. Moncure, who was fifty-five
years old and rather stout, had heed)
In the habit of fishing every summer:
near his eld horn* la Stafford County.
He went there every year with his
wits and daughter. Miss Elise Moft
cur*. the same servant who wast
drowned having been with hiss for
many years. He was in Richmond oa
Monday and while hers attended a
meeting of ministers at which the
missionary work for the winter was
discussed. He conducted services at
Weddell Memorial Chapel on Sunday.
He was secretary of the Richmond
CUricus and dean of th* Richmond
convocation. The funeral services
will .be held at Somerset to-morrow
afternoon at i o'colck, and the i*r
termsnt will be made in the old family,
burial ground near Somerset.
Dr.Moncure was born at the old Mas*
cure home in Stafford County, fifty
five years ago. He was educated la
private schools and later attended the
Virginia Theological Seminary to pre?
pare himself for the ministry. After
he waa ordained be preached la X*?n
caster, then went to Ohio, being called
later to Philadelphia, where ho was
recotor for a number of years. Ton
or twelve years ago he came to Rich?
mond as city missionary and arch*
deacon for the colored churches "la th*
Diocese of Virginia. He possessed th*
qualities which made his work a sue*
cess from the start- This waa espe?
cially true at the Stats Penitentiary,
the. Soldiers' Home, Laurel Reforma?
tory, while he made frequent trig* t*.
the State farm, where so many convicts
were sent for hospital tree ft oat- Ua
was probably the most popular minis?
ter in the diocese. A year ago sthea
be showed signs of failing health^ duo
to his hard work and th* desire t*
keep going, when be waa scarcely able
to do so. his friends raised a P***BO
of rold and surprised him o*e ,**$
when it was presented to htm wttbi or?
ders to leave at once for a vacation 1*
Europe. When he came back he had
fully recovered and then Jumped agaia
into the midst of his labors with every
I determination to do all th* good that
I was possible while he had the strength.
At the penitentiary, the convicts knew
I him snd eagerly awaited his visits; b*
I did not remind them that they were
; felon*, that the hand of the world was
j aeainst them, but he offered enceor?
I agement and help and often gave it
j when ahey were released a ad ready,
i to begin life anew.
Besides his wife and daughter. Da,
I Moncure is survived by three brothers*
1 Wi'Ham, Minor and R. T. Moneero, sad
j three sisters. Misses Mary sad
'?eor*l*r.n* Moncure and Mrs.
I It. Moncure was prominent Is
' sonic circles, havinc received the
srrce? sm t<. the th-.rty-second la
*?n has net urn .to Virginia he
with the joeal ?-?dies here and
an sct ve worker in the order and tw*
years ,t* was elected to receive th*
thirty-third degree sad last
oy the Supreme Council of th* Al
ar.d Atcsgdsi Scottish Rtte In W(
insfon The degree wss
'iron blm r>v Inspector General Job*
r M?y?r. in this city in May. itti.
He wsa a member of Dove Txtdg*. SS
si. A- F. a A. M. Washington Keyed
Ar m Chepbrr. No. ?. Coman.r.dery ?g
St Andrew, No. it. Knight T?
snd t-e Scottish Rites bodies,
sn officer ta the Couacil sad
Th* sattotsad'tng charge that
men could hare saved Dr.
but refused. wa? te>?-raphsd
Ttm**-Dsspsteh Tom Ws*wls*rt?B
nieht. as follows
Rev .tobn M*?ncu-e r> D. *f I
mood, and as unidentified
their lives to-day near
Va.. when their boat
Mewcur* died ef
oa by the shoe* of
fCe*tla**d OB

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