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Demand That They Be
Put on Stand or
Irate Group of Financiers, Wit?
nesses in Money Trust Inves?
tigation, Surround Attorney
Untermyer at Close of Day's
Hearing?Stock Exchange
Now Under Probe.
Washington, December IL?An Irate'
Croup of New York bankers arid
brokers surrounded Samuel Untermyer, '
counsel for tha Hanking an i Currency
Committee of the IIou.se, when the
committee adjourned its ?'money trust" !
hearing late to-day, and Staats nit Sil
that they be either excus* d o.- placed j
tin the stand at once. The Ne.v i'urk i
men have hews In Washlngto i since. ;
Monday, and they wer? told to-night
by Mr. Untermyer that they would i
have to await their turn? for e x?t m 1 n a - !
tlon. In the group waiting to testify
were Itudoiph a. Keppter, foranar prent- |
dent and member of the lnw commit- f
tee of the New York Stock Kx'iiange: j
i.enrge W. Kly, secretary of the ex-'
change; Frank Sturgls and John O
Millburn. of counsel for the exchange,
and John Aspegren. president uf the/
New Yoik Produce Kxehtnn'
These men de. lare l that business
and personal matters of sreat Impor?
tance demanded their presence In Now:
York, and they objected strenuously,
to being held while Mr. Unt? rmyer de-j
veloped his line of examInrttIin. Mr.'
l"ntemyer Insisted that he hi 1 told'
ea?-h witness as nearly as possible;
when he would he ct'led and :-skedi
them to srnnr? the matter.
Mnke Start To-Hay.
A start will be made to-morrow on.
this list of witnessc?. following the i
beginning to-dny of t';e Investigation I
of the operations of the New York!
Sto. k Exchange. Two specific lnel-,
dents furnished the basis of the day's J
'examination after general statistics j
showing: d?ta!ls of operations In four
leading stock exchange securities dur
Ing the pist seven ye?rs had been '
placed in the record.
The withholding of vast amounts of;
copper metal from tiie market during j
ISO? was discussed during the stock i
exchange transactions in Amalgamated j
Popper stocks by Tobias Wolfson. as- l
slstant mauager of the United Metal1
Selling C >mpany. and the Hocking pool
was discussed by Parley Muss, a public
accountant, who went over the books'
of the companies engaged In the pool.;
Mr. Wolfson teotlfled that during the
months from April to O tober 1907, '
his company .of which H. H. P.ogers
and William Rockefeller were mem?
bers, accumulated vast holdings of cop.
p.-r metsl. The market price, he said. I
w-as cents a pound, but the sales
during that time amounted to only
about I93.f>44 pounds, as ag ilnst 11.-j
SC3.0? pounds in March of that year.)
Mr. W*OtfOSa said that h!s BSespnayj
held the metal because to have sold i
it would have forced the price drw-n |
and embarrassed the producinr com-[
panles, for which, he said, the United j
Metal Selling Company advaneej'P
money on the metal to the companies
who wished to sell through lt. II ?
company, he added, was finally forced
to dump the rnetal up >n the market in
October of that year, when the price'
dropped to IS cents. In that month the
United M< t.?l Selling Company s 'W
jTl.ftM.##a pounds of metal.
"During all this time th? price of
Amalgamated copper !n the stock mar- J
krt was h?'.d up by the pric,. of the'
BsStal, wasti't ItT* asked Mr. Unter?
"I cannot say: I cannot say anything
about the stock market." at.swered Mr.
Wolfs in.
Itreord of i epSer Opera!loa?.
Mr. Untermyer BgadgSOi I the record
of operations In Amalgamated Copper
stock from i'J< '.' to date to show that
there was great activity in the purchase,
af the stiele f,,r a year prior as March.
ISO?. At that time. WlSSO thecoppet metal
wss being BS Id. he said, great juai'C
t les of the stock were sold on the ex?
change, evidently from the accumula?
tions of former pSBTi ha.-c. Dengtte sa.es
of 2.t?|j.0'.0 shares in March af that
year, the pri e. w h., h had got n about
.1. was maintained during the per.od
the copper ?BBtnJ aas held until the
metal was released in o< tober. wh' t?
the stock dr>pr~ d to Ig Mr. Unter-j
myer etideav.jr.-o to get Mr. Wolfson
to connect these two transactions, but !
without result.
Mr. Wolfson said that about ll.at j
time his compsny controlled the ?a!e
of about W t? C4J per cetit of tha en- j
tire copper output of the country.
The po.,1 acreem-r.t under which J. I
M Kisk * ? ? manipulate*] c .1 .mDi.a
and II ?? K.r.g Vail*..; Coal a"d lr?n
stoi k for th. s.nri.ate of lookers in.
1>03 was put In evidence to-.lay b> '
Pearl Sr M ?ss The details of the
Hocking Valley pool. |he manipulation |
of the price from SO up to SO. the Raa] j
drop to two points and the disappear- I
ance of Hock.tig from the mat k*t wan i
t lt>*.S fiends i , r. mMt. r
Washing'..!.. I?*-. cn,ber 11.?Repre
senatlve Flood, of Virginia, informally
assumed th'- <-halrman?hlp of the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
to-day to continue the rest of the Ses?
sion of Congress
The change in the head of ih? com?
mittee waa marked by |h? presenta?
tion of s large engraved silver pitcher
to Oovernor-Klect (Solxer, of New fork,
by the members of the , .mm.ttee. on
whose behalf Representatives Kalr
ehild. of New Tnrk. and McKinley, of
Illinois, spoke In crgv.gy of Mr Sul
Ser's BgSWgggi as head of the commit?
tee ?l--e the rteasoersta tssumod on
' th. Hons*
, - -ne r,overOsJi on t . ? . ??-:?- -n
see on Mr. Flood will preside ever the
CO Tsj TT. .~X tf % 9 9t*St' OlassB*
It is Made Permanent
Headquarters of
New Party.
Moose Also Establish Public
Bureau and Legislative bureau
at Washington?Committee
Will Be Sent Abroad to
Study Conditions in
Other Countries.
Chicago, December ]l.?New Tork
was se.ected as tho permanent head-1
quarters of the executive committee of
tbt new 1'fSgieaalva parly to-night, af-.
bSf a Hgni in which delegates to the]
l-ToKi'esslve National Conference from'
several .States sought to have the;
htadquartei a located elsewhere. Chief
Opposition to the selection of Newj
York came from Colorado, Floridti, i
Idaho, Louisiana. Texas and Wyoming !
By a iijmbtr of delegates to too
conference the selection of New lota
was received as a victory for George
W. I'erklns and his friends, against
which some opposition had ?J<.-veloptJ:
in Uie conference.
in addition to the selection of Newj
York lor jiatlonsi committee head- j
quarters, it was decided to < stablisu a'
permanent public bureau and a per-j
BMJIOtlt IrglSlsflTS bun au at Washing-'
ton. Also the executive committee!
voted to send a commission to Europe]
to study the situation In Fngiand, CJer-j
many and older countries to get ma-:
terial and Ideas lor the Washington'
legislative bureau. United .States Sen-j
ator Dixon, chairman of the executive]
committee. was empowered to nama
thia committee of seven members. Re
announced that he would appoint Me
?liii hfcCormick sad Dr. Walter K. Weyi
as two of the nieinb. rs.
\<ldnru? Plan \dopted.
The executive committee adopted the
prmcipleti centalOOd in the Jane Acidams
plan for the organization and financing!
of the Pr iglieeslva campaign. The
AeMagoa plan was not adopted in its
entirety because It was believed to be
too large an undertaking at this time.
For the immediate tinanclng of)
headquarters and bureau, it was de-,
elded to ask for lOu subscriptions, %Zi)0[
each, per annum. Six of these were
subscribed to-night. They came from
the .-nate organizations ol New Hamp?
shire, Massachusetts. M!<-:iigan, Dela-1
ware and IVnnsylvania.
It is> proposed to get forty-two tr.oK
of these IMS subscriptions from the
retriaitiing State organizations and get'
th.- rest from individuals within the
I'rogresMve party. i
Matthew Hale, of Massachusetts, an-',
nounced that he would nuarantee ll?~|
'?."! a year for financing the work of
the headquarters and bureau.
Chairman I>!xon announced that the
national committee had put Into effect
the recall in its own affairs through a
resolution presented by Mr. Hale This
resolution, frovid.-s: That 2j per ajnt
of the membership of the national
committee may join in a petition re
qoeetins the chairman of too execatrr*"
committee to adopt some policy or
motive and If said ehalrman and exe-,
cutive committee fails, or refuses to.
accept such recommendations, the pe-|
titionlng members may COQ upon the
secretary of the committee to Issue a
call for a meeting "f the national com?
mittee to be held within not to exceed
thirty days for the purpose of acting
upon such recommendations.
Kurther; That any officer or commit- '?
tee of the Progressive national party'
may b- recalled by a majority vote <>f
the entire committee. A special meet
lag for the purpose of acting on such
racal] shall be esjBotl by the secretarp
upon request of the chairman or 23
per cent of the membership of such;
T. II. Wannam.tker was named to
. ! H Bkerwopd Dunne as na- j
tional committeeman from South Caro- j
Chairman Dixon was empowered to
tak* action in the matter of the con
t- nip* charges made by th. Idaho State ?
Supreme Court against certa n Idaho
PrOSJI OOOrfUa because of criticism oft
the presidential electors decision.
<-..:,.neI Koos?velt remained In Chi- j
caco to-n!ght for further conferences,
w'th members of the national commit-!
He is scheduled to depart for Reer j
York at IBfM to-morrow morning. Hej
was the guest of Miss .Tan. Addams a*,
dinner attended by thirty Progressive,
to>nlsM. ?
Amicable Agreement in
Senate Now Seems
No Nominations for Federal
Offices Will Be Confirmed
Where Both Senators Are
Democrats, but Others Will
Not Be Opposed?South
Left to New Regime.
Washington, December 11.?An ami?
cable agreement in the Senate over
the confirmation of President Tafts
nominations for Federal positions
SeeSMd probable to-day when, after a
number of informal conferenc es among
leader*, a tentative plan was agreed
Under the arrangement proposed
no nomination* for Federal offices
v'.ll be confirmed In States where both
Senator? are Democrats, but in all
States where the Senators are Hepub
licans there is no opposiUon to con?
firmation of these places.
It was understood that many Demo?
cratic leader* in the Senate would be
..at.sfied If the appointments In South
i rn Stat? s were not put through.
An effort is being made to settle the
question of President pro tempore of
he Senate by the selection of Senator
CisJMnfer to serve until March 4. Sen?
ator Bacon would become permanent
presiding judge in the Archbaid im
teachment trial.
Senate leaders were not sure, how?
ever, that this arrangement would go
through, but St is being discussed.
An informal caucus of Democratic
Senators has been called for to-mor?
row to discuss prospective action over
prtsidenlial appointments.
House Allows Southern Cl.-ilma.
Washington. December 11.?More
than $3.000.<H'0 derived from sales of
property taken from owners !n the
South after the mil War would be re?
paid to the Southern claimants by the
terms of a bill passed by the Ho.ise
to-day. The bill would amend the
cod Mention of laws relating to the
judiciary so as to dispense with the
allegation and proof of loyalty !n those
claims, affecting only proceeds of prop?
erty taken after the dafe_ mentioned.
The bill has not yet passed the Senate.
"t Imsen Outlines Plan*.
Washington. December IX?Secre?
tary Sr'mson told th?j House Committee
on Military Affaire to-day about the
plans of the government for fortifica?
tion of Hawaii through works back
of Pearl Harbor, and about plans for
guarding the Panama Canal on land
by troops stationed along it, as well
as at its two ends.
The protecting force would muster
MM cr 10.000 men. He told o,f the
plans for enlarging the army strength
In the insular possessions so that only
?bout Id,OOt regular soldiers would be
left In the United States proper, and
particularly ursed the need of in?
creasing the Ce'.d artillery.
Hearing*, on Tariff.
Washington. December 11.?"I want
to see the tartS hearings concluded by
the end of January. The Ways and
Means Committee will have a chance to
work out the rough draft of a blli
lor the use of the new Ways an
Means Committee after the present
Congress expires March 4." said Dein- i
ocratic Lead, r Underwood to-day.
The committe, of which, he is chair?
man, already is fortified with what Mr.
rjndai ? II Ml regards as very f ull In?
formation regarding all the tariff
schedules, but the committee by adopt?
ing a schedule of hearings beg.lining
January ?>. proposes to allow everybody
Interested an opportunity to give in?
formation on any particular aciiedule.
Mr. Fades WS Id probably will Intro-.
.!?; ? t.-n.ot row a i . .-"'. .t. >r. to autl.or
ize additional expert assistance In
connection with the proposed tariff re?
The schedule of "hearings announced
by the Wa>s and Means Committee to?
day f wsbsro:
Schedule A. chemicals, oils and .
p.:.its Monday. January S.
Schedule B. earths, earthenware and
glassware?Wednesday. January 1. j
Schedule C. metals and manufactures j
Inda;.. January If.
Schedule D. wood and manufactures. :
(Continued on Ninth Page.) I
Governor Acts to Per?
mit Further Appeal
to the Courts.
Executive Requires Statement
That They Believe Material
Justifies New Trial?Claim
That Commonwealth Has
Abandoned Important
First requiring the attorneys for
Floyd and Claude Allen to sign a state?
ment to the effect that they believed
newly discovered evidence Justified
new trials, Governor Mann Issued a
reprieve for the I nil lianinfl murderers
until January IT. This delay of five
Wieks la permitted so as to Rive the
attorneys time to ask tha Supreme
Court of Appeala for a rehearing on
the application for a writ of error, wjth
a view to asking for a new trial.
The new' evidence was detailed to
the Governor, but he made no com?
ment thereon. He indicated that he
would not prevent a full hearing in
the courts, and that he would errant
the re-spite for BVC weeks on the state?
ment of the lawyers that they believed
the new material was ol importance
a::d tnislit result In a reversal.
It was believed, from the attitude of
the Governor, that he has seen and
h-ard nothing whatever In appeals and
petitions to cause him to consider In?
terfering with the Judgment of the
Wythe County Circuit Court, which
sentenced Floyd and Claude Alien to
death in the electric chair. The prob?
ability that he would respite the men,
in consideration of the new evidence,
was Indicated in The Times-Dispatch
on Tuesday.
Verdict Change* sltnatloo.
, ft Is without question that the ver?
dict In the second trial of Sidna Allen,
which resulted in a judgment of only
five years in the penitentiary, has pro?
duced the effect predicted In The
Times-Dispatch yesterday, and this is
true, notwithstanding the long com?
bined prison asBteaee, in view* of the
failure to punish him by death
While Bidna Allen now has twenty
years to serve, the fact that he. an
older man and a more Inveterate of?
fender against law for many years, is
not to suffer the death sentence, hss
caused many people who heretofore
have not favored commutation, to think
tiie youth should have a prison sen?
tence Inatend of being sent to the
eiectrh- chair.
The appeal for reprieve was argued
renterday afternoon before Qmeinni
Mann by Klchard Kvelyn Uyrd. II. M.
Smith. Jr., and it Irani M. Smith. Victcr
M. Allen, son of Floyd Allen, was alto
The \rn livldenee.
Thv new evidence Is really not new
In suhstanc.. Icing the same as Was
introduced for the defense in all tl.e
trials. P.ut it is presented from new
pai tics, net h. totnchia heard from in
the case.
First, th- point Is made that gSS
Commonwealth, in the two trials of
Sidna Allen, has not brought forward
the evidence used In former hearings,
to the fact that Claude Allen felt his
father's pulse at the time a verdict
was expected in the Hilisville court,
and that Floyd Allen ask.-d his son if
"all the boys were ready." Cahell
Strickland, a deper.d.-nt of the All? ns.
who was arrested th..- .lay after the
tragedy for complicity in th- crime and
later realeased. bas egges forward and
said it was he who jocularly ask^d
K|o> d Allen how his pulse was Now.
it is ?lalmed. there are two oth.-r wit?
nesses who will corroborate Strickland.
:?s against the three men who sa d
the man was Claude Allen.
S-cond. it is said that the Common?
wealth has abandoned the claim r*tat
(Continued on Second Page.)
Two Detectives Are Slain anJ
Dozen Other Men Wounded
by Storm of Bullets.
Ilarkrnsark. N. J-. December 11 ?
Wmfm hundred striking New York,
Sus-iuehanna and other Kastern rail?
road employe*, ambushed under the
palisades overlooking the lower Hud?
son River, opened fire with shotguns
and rlf>s on s boatload of i'r;k
hreake-s landing at tb? <-n*l docks .n
Hdgewater to-day in a pitched hattie
which ensued, two railroad d*t?>ctiv. s
were killed and a dozen ether men
were wounded,
A telegram requesting thst the ?t?te
Militia be called to evell the disorder
was soot to the acting Oov-rnor of
Noes Jereev b\ <?. nerai goperlnt ? ident
.?tone, of the strte HOftTsa?. Mr. ?tone
escaped a ?H?rm of bullet* Bred by the
strikers as be was seeking shelter iaj
a building Th? men killed we-r.
tedrem J. ?.ran. In ???? -eight. ?I
ninKkaaaptnai. .\. tl - raptaia of detec
' lirrirr Kallorj. fnrtj-f?e. *tf of
<>re?*'a iura.
William illrks Is in a hospltrl
wounded twenty-three timea in t*.c
i-k- !? .r,.| thia-hs Krank A Kr . 11
and William A Wood were rh- t
through (be head. William Glass, in?
spector <f detectives. Is In a critics!
??-??!.. v.ii-. :..|s in tii? he?d
..? ; f...- it." ..f hl? . \ ??? aere r? moved
| ? n IsSJgSBJ and John Sims, detectives,
were shot in the body and lefts.
Th?- men. hiding behind r-rky cliffs
and trees, n I? d until a scow had dis?
charged Ha cargo of men brought M
:.<k?- the strikers' placee. A volley of
hlank cartridges did not frighten th"
strikrhreakrrs. who pushed ietrws-t
toward the railroad tricks on the cdsjl
a hart.
?Ire Real Hallet?.
The men In ambush then left thelt
places of concealment, and. firing real
bullet*, attempted to s*?e*m out on the
wharf. They were met at the docs;
rates by the private detef f ives, who.
i unarmed, escept for clubs, engaged in
a hand-to-hand struggle. A fusillade
?>f shots brushed the officers aId.-, and
th-y Itei 'or safety, exc.pt f. - mor?
tally wounded, tiraw and Slallory.
The strikebreakers, under a die of
Sulk ts. fb d along th.- -hor.- of the
Hudaon and concealed themselves tn
the woods In the palisades.
Three hundr.d employe*,, foreigners,
of the Mu><i<iehanna. srhtrh the Krta
Kallroad controls. <iult work Monday,
demanding a wage Increase of * centa
.<r, hour offhials of the railroad waa-d
not grant the increase. There waa A
.;..?!, >e.terday beta-.en strikers snd
detc tiv.-s. and on- of the lnt<er waa
xlikhtly wou-d.d b; a g'in?hot
Mayor Clahan. of Kdgewat*r. took
personal cha-ge of the situation to?
night, leading a for. * of h...r a h'in
! sr.e-iff. visited the coal
dock*, prepared to give battle if the
strikers made trouble. \ seereh of the
wood* was made, hut no one carrying
arms was found The Identity of gome
of the men who did the ?hooting le
known, according to the suttv rille?
? i : ; g - v ? i <-r p In e, and a posse
of ? zcne nave Kegun a ?? ar, h of th
foreign settlement officials any strike?
breakers win be put to work lo-mor
'ow morning. <
Martin's Friends Do Xot Belicv
He Will Be Deposed as
Senate Leader.
But It Is No More Acute Now
Than It Has Been
for Years.
'Special 10 The Times-Pispateh T
Washington, December 11.?Wash?
ington paper* to-day carry sensational
sl?r>s showiner how Thomas S. Martin,
of Virginia. Is to be d? pos?d as Demo?
cratic nVasts leader; how he la to b<?
put aside by the -progressive'" or "'rad
ua!" element aaseWf th>- Democrats in
the Senate after the reorganization in
March, and bOW the whole thing is
already cut and dr'.d to put him on
the pelltlca] shelf with the coming In
of the new administration.
Although th- story was printed here
axala to-day. It Is not n?w. Since the
el. . tion last month, when it was found
that the Democrats would control the
Si tatS aft. r March t. all kind of trou?
ble has b< en predicted. It has been
said, and this with apparently some j
foundat'on. that, headed by Senator
Gore, who Is close to President-Kb-ct
Wltgaa, a movement now on foot would
assume such headway by the time of
the reorcanlzation that Senators Mar?
tin. Tillman. Bacon. Simmons and one I
or two of th? other older le.-.-ders In
the upp- r hou?o. would he forced to
give way to the "radicals'* or "pro-1
Sressives "
Kffort* made to ascertain what there'
Is In such a story show that there]
is some feeling against a few of the
o]d? r Senators hersuee of an Inclina?
tion to hold to mor? than one Impor?
tant committee place, and that swaa
of the newer and younjrer members of
UM S. nnfe beMeTS that the older ores
will hare a monopoly on the good as?
signments. There Is no doubt that
the older men will g.-t the best places
because of seniority, and that the !
newer and paeTgnjSaf members will have
to take what they can get. but so fsr
as the story that BbaTMttSJr Mart'n I? le)
be sidetracked and laid on the shelf |
la concerned, there appears to b* noth?
ing In It. It cannot be douhfd thit
ther? Is Son* fe?*!Ttff In the ?, ?
Just as there has been for nunr \<
But It is no more acute now. all th nk'?
? or sidered. than It always hss been
Senator Martin's friends f*sMg little
credence In th? rep.>-t* tr.?- he Is to
he deposed. 1" II M 'I.
X'? \ nrlk v\ man ???r??l?t? Hope to
la>rr?? \ri1 Ir^Mnlsrr.
New York. Dec mtx r II Two hun?
dred N'w Tork w>mm suff rag!?ts.
hope to iret a rot-s-f.?r-w.>m?-ti amend?
ment through the state legislature at
their next attempt, a-e planning to
lourney on foot to the <*aplto| at Al
bwny. preerMng th?ir doctrine at all
the towns and villages on the wav.l
The march Wta Unn n-vt Monday Ds
rem bee It. and about ten days will he
allotted for computing the l.*>e?m.le
I . '.. a tmm ' ?
Of SVsvU. acrordtrtg to ev-Pr?na?OT .
Sernko?. itch. !?>?? principal P-r?Un
peace pleni;. wbo Is aow en I
dTsst*. -. ?
WES I. Kl Ht?W\ltl)S.
Cfi \ I HK AI i.v.y.
Arthur Lipper & Co. Add $.?5,000
to Their Former
Richmond and Ifcnrico Company
Declares Ain->lic*s Veto
Power Is Limited.
Strong arguments for an?l against
the exorcise of the veto power were
pre-.nt.d to Mayor Ainslie yestcrday
afternoon and last night by attorneys
tor the various interests affected by
the trending light and power 'ranch's.-,
which both branches of the Council;
have vote.I to give lo the Richmond
and Henrico Railway Company at its i
hid of $10. Representatives of Arthur!
Lipper & Company, who bid Jj.'.'l'O, in?
dicated their willitigncss to Increase
their bid 12."..Out) or more; represen-|
t^itives of the Henr'co Com p.i 11 ? ? SB Id
they would not take J.'.O.oOO for the;
year's work they have dSBS in lots.y-j
(Big the franchise through the Council, I
and the statement was made by eppeO- ;
nig couiis. j that, it gtar.t. 1. the r;?ht
the city gives for $lo aouid BfOhOhly I
l o enpitalized at not less than |3:)0.?'O0.1
Mayor Ainslie took all the p.ip-r.s
submitted under advis? m> nt. There
are a number of authorities he de-j
sires to r? ad 1.. for.- BIIBDBIWlng hi<l
dOCSBBMs. The ordinance i^as formally,
presented to the Mayor In its en- !
crossed form by City Clerk ASJgOSl
yesterday morning, and th.- Ma\or his!
nve full days, in which Sunday la
not count,-,!, for its consideration. If
not acted upon it b.-.a n:?-s a law wltn
atat enneattttse approval aJter the >\
ptration of that Betted
Would Incren-e Hi, lll.l.
Henry W Anderson opened the sr-1
gument >ot. :?!.?> .iftirnnon auainst
the granting of a c??mp?-?ing Brass*]
chise in a community where IBM rates,
are lower tn.iti the average, and where!
during the >ear of discussion no I
sasajsi < BBBnani r af the Virginia gash-;
w iv ar d I'.-wer Company has ap-'
pesnod ? sense any BeanaBtanaa to com?
plain of existing BSSTSBSa
Judg.- ij.-orge I? Christisn. repre
sentit.g Arthur I.ipper * Co.. follow, d.
presenting the offer of his company BS
Increase Its bid to Something m ire
nearly commensurate with the worth
of the right to us, the city's streets
? _ tc i' ?! . u:.itit to a b.w. r
bidder when he h,i I off. red .,..??. tim, s
as n.u h. was little * ,.,rt of an out?
rage. Answering s ?niest ion of Mayer .
\ Judge Christian gave It as
I i ??: r.ion thst the >r ?Usance is .n
\alid. but st i- 1 thst his clients had
hid With their eyes open, relying on
the nplninn of the City Attorn.), and
were willing to tak< the franchiae and
abide by the result erf any test that
ir. o b. n.ade
Charles V Meredith snd Samu*7. U
K? II. y spoke last n.s,ht for the II. n
rl, o Company. d> fending the awsrd
mad. Hi* Coun-!I and the l.g.1.1.
of the franchise. Mr. Anderson ?Irsing
TblrS Banaa et ? If- leal-latare.
Mr. Anderson's srgumenl n> .?essar*te
In. t ided mu h gr. m.l heretofore cov?
ered before th.- Committee < n Str? ? s
and the sub. ommittee of the old Co in
Mr. Ar.j
fuiiv Into
(tontinied on Ninth Page)
Sidna Gets 35 and Wes?
ley 27 Years in State
Jury Had Returned Verdict of
Voluntary Manslaughter, With
Five Years in Prison Against
Sidna for Killing Fester,
When End Is
Thornton L, Mn??lr, judce.
W. M. Foster, I ummunwcalti'i
lewis ttfbli, shcrllT.
Auurustus C, Fowler, juror.
"Itrttj" A>er?. spectator.
Dritrr Gears, clerk of court.
C, C. I nin. kttl
Meuart VV. Worrell, spectator.
A. I'. How left, juror.
Tli:?l I.T<s TO AM.F.V n. W.
Floyd \llen. sentenred to death;
respited to January 17.
( laude Allen, son of Floyd, sen?
tenced to death; respited to January
Mdna A Urn. by verdicts and na
plea of culltr. Imprisonment for
thlrty-flvr years.
Wesley Kdwnrds, on plea of
srnllf i. twenty-seven years* impris?
Frlrl Allen, eighteen yeara in
sidna Kdwarda, fifteen yeara In
Virtor Allen, acquitted,
llird Marlon, dismissed.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch)
Wytheville, Ya., December n.
?All the cases against the
Aliens, charged with the Iii I Is?
ville murders on March 14 of this
year, have been terminated.
Sidna Allen tliis afternoon
pleaded guilty to murder in the
second degree for the killing of
Sheriff Lewis F. Webb, and ac?
cepted a prison sentence of fifteen
years. Adding his two previous
convictions?fifteen years for
slaying Judge Thornton L.
Massic and the years for the
murder of Commonwealth's At?
torney William M. Foster?a
total penitentiary term of thirty
rive years i* the result. W'e>ley
Edwards pleaded guilty of mur ler
in the second degree in the cases
against him. and accepted prison
terms aggregating twenty-seven
M ; !i expense will he saved to th*
Fommonaealth and to the defendants!
by these compromises. The trials he
can In the t'ir.-uit F.*urt of Wytn*
Founty on April n>>. and have continued)
intermlttentlv ever since.
Judee Walter H. Staples, who hast
presided throughout all the hearings,
B-j rstfesjtJssj of Governor ilar.n. sen?
tenced the prisoners.
% ersllrt bjf ? ossprnaslee.
The J ;r>. which had under conslderae
tion the cage against Sidna Ai.cn for
tro- murder of Omrn-mwealth's Attor
n. y 1 oster. brought in a verdict thin
SSI uf ?u.lty of sednntary man
el uiKhtrr. and Imposed a punishment
mt I v< years' Imprisonment in the
State F-nit-ntisry. In all. the Jury
was "Ut for ten hours, and could reacts
a con 1 iy:..n onlv by compromise. Chs
the first hai.o\ r.:::- jurors were for
acquittal ar^ thr-e for murder In tk*
KPJ Thomas A. Wil?
lems. C I! K rd. Jrjrr.-s Madison, fri
F. < .111. 1. Hep hin?, s Brock Pierce,
.s F l/T.s, ?? i' Oreever and Am Nee
Yoweii. belleeed that Steaak eTsBsss esses
not eu.ltv Tir ?? h.i.i.ng out for
secon 1 d- ?iee mur.b r were R. Tat Bhaak*
l,v. J <? H inter a- I .'. ?*. Graves.
At ? o clock tkis morning. wrasse
court net. the Jury was sent back te>
,., the body retired.
..... stapfaw read to it the same
... which be had given prsrfeX
urging sn sgrremeat eat so mo
idvisina ' sinking of
small He cal'.ed attention
? ? rat if a aew Jury le se?
cured, it most hear the sans* ?vtSrW
and the same argument, snd bring te
rt- erminatioa ae a?or- mteiilgen-e
; e?.r.t jurv gave to lt
i-urtng the consideration of Wee raeea
..f th- jur>men asa-d an -xplena
? ?. -f ?n
? alth
. <|, -!..>ft "
soetilng the party
As there wee a-e
tttt. prisoner with
.articular elnciei.
- h r? entirety ?n I be
f intentionally aiding and)

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