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JUL - o VOL. XXV. RALEIGH, NOBTU CAROLINA, THURSDAY. AUGUST 8. 1307. NO. 31. f TAR HEEL TOPICS Items Gathered From AH Sections of the Stete Thirteen Post Offices Discontinued. Advices received at the Raleigh post office from the Department at Washington are to the effect that tb following post offices in North Caro lina will be discontinued on the dates narned, thoir territory to be served by rural free delivery routes from other post offices: Como, Hertford county, Aug. J5; Clear Run, Samp son, Dec. 14; Trilby, Person July 15; Owensvillc, Sampson, July 31; Dob bcrsville, Wayne, July 31; Cates, Person, July 15; Union Hill, Surry, July 31; Valentia, Surry, July 31; Spencerville, Moore, Aug.-15 ; Poin dexter, Yadkin, July 31; Yatesville, Beaufort, July 31; Pantehr Creek, Yadkin, Aug. 15; Gaylord, Beaufort, July 31. New Postoffices. The following named post offices were established in North Carolina in July: Lundy, Mitchell county; Winsatt, Jones; Ike Tree, Buncombe; Baydcn, Surry; Millbranch, Bruns wick; Mayesville, Gaston. Centennial of Gate City Birth. Greensboro, Special. As an illus tration of the interest already being taken in the proposed celebration next year of the centennial anniver sary of Greensboro, and reunion of nonresident native North Carolinai ans. C. M. Vanstory, chirman of the committee having the plans under consideration, is in receipt of many letters from incide and outside the the State urging the culmination of the proposed function. He received tlie following from a very prominent divino: "I note the proposed celebration on a large scale next year of the con tennial for Greensboro. I am deeply interested in the plan and hope to be able to attend the celebration and re-union. My great-great grand father, Ralph Gorrell, owned the land upon which the city is built and sold it to the commissioners for $98. My great grandfather Hugh Forbis, was one of the commissioners. My grandfather, Rev. Amos Weaver, who served one term in the Legislature from Guilford, was the first pastor of the First Baptist church in Greens boro. These facts lead 'me to deeply to desire me to participate or to as sist in any way in this celebration I Avill be glad to comply. With all good wishes. "Yours faithfully, "RUFUS W. WEAVER." High Point Tax Values. High Point, Special. The board of assessors of High Point are hot hi the collar in regard to Greensboro's insinuations that the property here is undervalued, while Greensboro is paying her full share of the taxes. The men who composed this board did their work well, so much so that many were made mad at the high val ue put on their property and all of them felt like they were paying enough. Considering that High Point is some smaller than Greensboro it is safe to say -Jat she is paying her just portion of the county's indebt edness in the way of taxes, and has no fear of comparisons. New Tobacco Sold. Durham, Special. The first new tobacco was sold on this market Thursday afternoon. The tobacco came from Chatham county and was the lower primings. The price paid, 7 1-2 cents, for this grade of tobacco, was such as to greatly please3 the man who had the weed for sale. Swanuanoa Hermit a Suicide. Asheville, Special. William Jobe Cleveland, 86 years of age, and known hereabouts as the "Hermit," committed suicide some time Thurs day night at his home on Swannanoa river by drinking carbolic acid. The remains were brought to Asheville and relatives in Salem, N. Y.j noti fied by telegraph. No word, however, has yet been received from Salem. ' To Discontinue Trains. Winston-Salem, Special. It is be ing talked among the railroad people mm me ooumern nas aeciaeu 10 lane off the night passenger train operated between this city and Greensboro the one leaving there at 8:30 and re turning at 12:30. It is argued by those in a position to know that this train is not paying even the operat ing expenses, "If the railroad loses out in its fight against the 2 1-4 cent passenger rate you will see trains taken off branch lines all over the State.' ' remarked a well posted-railroad man. - Big Day at Mt. Zion. Cornelius, Special: The annual picnic and veterans' reunion was held Thursday at Mount Zion church, one mile from here. In many re spects it was the greatest picnic that has been held at this place in years, f he people were here in crowds, com ing from Iredell, Cabarrus, Rowan and other 'counties.. About 300 came up from Charlotte. A conservative estimate of the crowd places the num ber at 8,000. ; Warrants for the Southern. Lexington, Special. Lexington still issues warrants for the Southern Railway for running its trains faster than six miles an hour through the corporate limits. The papers are served on Agent L. F. Barr. Several have been issued each carrying with it a fine of $10 and the costs. StiJl the trains run as they list. This is all because train No. 34 is denied Lex ington. Thus far there has been no trial. The conclusion of the matter is not in sight. Hope Elias, Jr., Weds Miss Kilzo. Durham, Special. At the resi dence of the President of Trinity Col lege Thursday afternoon his accom plished daughter Miss Edna Clyde Kilgo was manned to Mr. Kope Elias, Jr., Rev. Dr. J. C. Kilgo performing the ceremony. Both these young people and their distinguished parents are well known in North Car olina. The honeymoon will be spent in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Getting Ready for Collection of Taxes Work has begun in the State Audi tor's office on the compilation of the returns from the various domestic corporatins in the State, making lists to be sent to the Registers of Deeds of the various counties that they may make out the tax lists of stock hold ers in these corporations and tun Iheni over to the sheriffs for the col- J lection of taxes. The work is to bo completed by August 15th. Laying New Rail3. Hamlet, Special. About fifteen miles of the new rail has been laid on this the C. C. branch of the Seaboard and it is claimed that with good con ditions, the work from Hamlet to Wilmington- will be completed by 'the first of the year. Charge of Manslaughter. Detroit, Special. Representative Charles E. Ward, Speaker pro tern ot the State House of Representatives ; and chairman of the ways and means committee, was arraigned in the yT ; lice court here on a warrant charg ing him with manslaughter in connec tion with the death here from a criminal operation in April of Mis Edith Pressley, proof-reader for the State Senate. Mr. Ward stood mute ! and his attorneys asked for an exami nation in the police court, which Jus tice Stein set for September 6th. The justice then fixed bail at $3,000 with two sureties which was furnished. Extra Session in Alabama. Montgomerjr, Ala., Special. As a result of an all-night conference be tween Governor Comer and his law yers an extra session of the Alabama Legislature will probably be called to look after certain railroad legislation. Owing to litigation the recently, en acted railroad curbing . laws are sus pended and Governor Comer would heve them repealed while undergoing examination of the Federal judicial pre be. Then Governor Comer will try a new strangle grip on the railroads at the extra session. There are fin? prospects of a big row over the sub ject in Alabama. Nationalists Win Election. Manilla, By Cable. The independ ence faction that united in the cam paign under the name of nationalists appear to have won the general elec tion for both independence candi dates. It pr:ib;bly will be ten days or two weeks before the coplete re turns are received. Japanese and Koreans Clash. Washington, Special. The dis armament of the Korean army by the Japanese provoked hostilities and ir the fighting that followed 40 Koreans were killed or wounded. The Japan ese casualities were light. The infor matioii comes to the State Depart ment from United States Consul Gen eral Sammons at Seoul. Will Try to Enjoin Duke. Sommerville, N. J., Special. In junction proceedings are to be begur soon by the Raritan Woolen Mills tc prevent James B. Duke, the tobaccc king, pumping the Raritan river dr to make his two thousand aere part look like fairyland for his bride. Suspected Stranglers Held. , ' New York, Special. Two suspects were held in a police . court for th alleged stransling of two women here One is believed to be implicated ii several other murders. . z American Fishing Rights.' London, By Cable. In the Hous of Commons Foreign Minister Graj announced that the government wa5 attempting to arrange with the Unit ed States a modus vivendi governing fishing in Newfoundland waters dur ing the present season. Negotiation: are also proceeding to settle the whoh question of American rights undei the treaty of 1818. ' MAKING FINE PROGRESS Dozen New Warehouses Laacthed Withia 10 Days. Charlotte, Special. "I got about twelve new warehouse and holding companies launched on my recent trip over the Stat," aid President C. C Moore, of the North Carolina Cotton Growers' Association while relating his experience during the trip through the State on matters which are of in terest to the association at large. This is one of the most successful trips that President Moore has ever made. He visited many counties to the section to the north and west of Cbariottc on bis rounds, and found everything in good shape and the cot ton crop outlook fairly good as promise as could have been expected. Mr. Moore is especially pleased with the momentum which the warehouse movement seems to be gathering as it progresses, and he regards this a the most important matter before the farmers at this time. Church Union Held Valid. Fayetteville, Tenn., Special. In his opinion delivered here on the Presbyterian Church case between the unionists and the anti-unionists, in volving the right of possession in tlve property of the Cumberland Presby terian - Church, Chancellor Walter. Bearden held that the "union" was valid and in substantial conformity to the Church constitutions but decided that under the deeds Gonveying the property to the trustees of the several Churches the bill of the "unionists" asking for exclusive possession in the name of the united church must'be dismissed. Both sides appealed. The court refused to enter into the merits or demerits of the various ecclesiasti cal questions. New Corporations. Raleigh, Special. The Charlotte Reality Company filed notice with the secretary of the State of an increase of capital from $100,000 to $300,000. The Dixie Real Estate Company of Greensboro was incorporated $25,000 authorized, $600 actual capital; C. G. Wright, W. S. Lynn and others in corporators. A charter was granted to the Elise Mining Company, Hemp, Moore coun ty; J. J. Jones of Glendon an dothers incorporators ; $50,000 authorized capital. The Charges of Peonage. Raleigh, Special. Judge Purncll has gone to Beaufort where on Mon day he will begin a special term of the Federal District Court for the trial of the peonage cases. A man named McNeill who is construction superintendent of the Norfolk and Southern Railway will figure as the chief defendant. The cases will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Russell from Washington, as sisted by the district attorney. Much interest and importance is attached to the trial. Convicts on the Railway. Raleigh, Special. Governor Glenn and council of State took up the mat ter of using State convicts on the Mattamuskeet Railroad and decided to allow the use o convicts in con struction work in. Hyde county, the State to accept as pay for the cou victs stock in the new road. The road made the deposit required by the new law to guarantee completion of construction. This is the first road of five to accept the State's offer to aid the railway construction in this way. Forty Killed or Wounded. Washington, Special. A dispach received at the State Department from Consul General Thomas Sam mons, at Seoul, Korea, says that for ty Koreans were killed or wounded Friday in a fight precipitated by the disarmament of the Korean army. The casulaties on the Japanese" side, the dispatch adds, were slight. Four Men Crushed to Death. San Pedro, Cal., Special. Four men lost their lives when 40 feet of the trestle leading from the wharf of the Pacific Storage Company col lapsed. ,The dead men were crushed by tar loads of rock or drowned in the harbor. Four others who went down with the teams were rescued. All were Greek laborers who were put to work and their names were not on the pay roll. The trestle collap sed as a train of 20 fiat cars laden with rock backed off the wharf. In Conference With President. Clyster Bay, Special. President Roosevelt is holding a conference. with Assistant Attorney General Al- ford W. Cooley, who has just finish ed his vacation. It is understood that the President intends assigning Cool ey to an important trust investigation or prosecution, KAJOivy stuu lie uiu not knoW why the President had tel egraphed for him. PANIC IN NEW YORK A Reign of Terror Has Broken Out Because of Crimes MOB VIOLENCE IS THREATENED Police Apparently Unable to Copt With the Situation, and Citizen! is a Frenzy Attempt to Take Law Into Their Own Hands A Mot Nearly Kills an Innocent Man Women and Children Dart Not Venture Forth After Dark Police Arrest Three Mob Leaden. New York, Special. Sadie Ilazen fiug neice of the State Senator of that name, was attacked by two men Monday near her home at Williams burg, but rescued by her father and her finance before being injured. The police had to protect their prisoner with drawn revolvers. , Lynch law nearly prevails here at a result of the crime wave. Louii Conconula, an innocent victim of a mob, is dying in a hospital. People thought he tried to assault the girl George Kestner, captured carrying a girl into a hallway, was nearly beat en to death, but was rescued from lynching, by the police. Ilylo Salada a palmist, was beaten by a mob for talking to a girl and giving her pennies. He was arrest ed, charged with "seeking to corrupt the morals of a child." Fathers and mothers on the upper East Side are frantic and the least cry starts an angry mob ready to lynch the first man they think guilty of attacking girls. Nine new attacks on women and little girls are reported to the police Monday and the spirit of mob venger ance has seized the outraged citizens of New York. Infurated men and women, numbering over 10,000, at tempted to take the law into their own hands because of the inability of the police to cope with the situation. The noose was placed around one cul prit's neck before the police inter fered and in another case an innocent man was set upon and injured so he had to be taken to a hospital in a dying condition. Three men .caught dragging two girls under a bridge were stoned all the way to the police station. Desperate efforts were made to lynch George Kesner for assault ing S-year-old Sadie Nanebroeger Three mob leaders have been ar rested. Women and children are in a panic and thousands fear to go out after dark. Booker Washington Speaks. Norfolk, Va., Special. Booker T. Washington, principal of the Tuske gee Institute at Tuskegee, Ala., was the central figure af attraction at the celebration Saturday of Negro Indus trial Day at the Jamestown Exposi tion. Rain interferred to some extent with the celebration, but there were more than 5,000 negroes on the grounds to greet Dr. Washington and other prominent negroes who spoke. The national negro teachers' associa tion which has "just adjourned Hampton, Va., attended. A special feature of the day was a military pa rade with the entire cadet corps from the Hampton Normal, Agricultural and Industrial School, from whieh Dr. Washington graduated, partici pating. . Serious Hail and Wind Storm. Detiiot, Mich., Special. Specials to The Free Press tell of a serious haiPand wind storm in Central Mich igan. ' Corn and oats and fruit were badly damaged. Around Oakley, Chesaning and Orien the loss is re ported to aggregate $100,000. Skating Rink Doorkeeper Killed. Asheville, N. C, Special R. G. Carter, aged 23, doorkeeper at the Waynesville skating rink, Waynes ville, was shot and almost instantly killed Monday night by Theodora Davis. The shooting was the out come of a quarrel concerning the ad mission to the rink of one of Davis' friends. Davis was arrested. Massacre by Turkish Troops. Teheran, Persia, By Cable. Official reports say that a massacre of Christ ians by Turkish troops occurred in the Persian village of Ninevah. It is said that 18 men and 60 women and children lost their lives. The Turks forced the Persian garrison to evac uate and bombarded the town, mas sacreing the Christians. Other offi cial reports say that 6,000 Persian troops joined the Turks, threatening Umriah, Persian Armenia, Where there are "many Christian mission aries. The Southern in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala Special. There was no action as expected on the part of the Southern Railway in reference to the cancellation of its franchise or license. It is now said that develop ments will occur on Wednesday. It is stated as probable that the Southern will stop all extra-State business, which will be greatly felt by commer cial interests and the traveling pub lic Public sentiment is not backing up Governor Comer's aetions. NOW VIRGINIA WINS Railroads Agree to Accept the Two-Cent Rate PENDING FINAL DETERMINATION Virginia Corporation Commission Enabled to Publish 2-Cest Bate Law, Which Goes Into Ef ect Not Later Thin OctoUr 1st, Pending Final Adjudication of Entire Question by Supreme Court. Richmond, Va., Special. Within the next week United Slates Circuit Judge Pritchard will sigu a modified decree, agreed to by tUe State and the railroad, under which the cor poration eommishiou will be enabled to complete the third tep of its rate making function by publication .f the 2-cent rate order for four con secutive weeks iu a Richmond news paper. Not later than Oftober 1st the new rate will go into effect pend ing final adjudication of the eutire question involved by the Supi no Court of the United States. Thus the Commonwealth will have accomplished that for which it had consistently fought without disorder, without defying a Federal ruling and without employment of "big tick" tactics. In the Circuit Court of the United States for the eastern district of Vir ginia there were tiled two papers in the case of each contesting railroad, constituting an important part of the present and pending litigation. Judge Robert R. Priutiss, member of the corporation commission, filed the demurrer, which sets forth the gener al plea of the defendant commission in all of the cases. It reads as fol lows: "This defendant by protestation, not confessing or acknowledging all or any other matters and things in the said plaintiff's bill to be true in such manner and form as the same therein set forth, demurs thereto and for cause of demurrer shows, First. That the said plaintiff has not in and by the said bill or stated any such cause .as doth or entitle it to any - such relief as is thereby sought and prayed for. "Second. That this defendant ha. no personal or individual interest in the matters and things referred to in said bi'l. "Third. That the said plaintiff has adequate remedy at law. "Fourth. That the matters and things complained of in said bill are res judicata. "Fifth. That this court has uo jurisdiction to hear and determine this cause for the reason that this is a suit against the State of Virginia. "Sixth. That this court has not jurisdiction to hear and determine the cause for the reason that tho State corporation commission is at court of the State of Virginia and this court is therefore without power to enjoin the said commission. "Seventh. That this court has no jurisdiction to determine this caue, for the reason that if the 6aid com mission is not such a court as this court, with power to enjoin, then the publicatin of said commission 's order of April 27tb, 1907, was the neces sary part of the enactment of the same as legislation, and this court is equally without power to enjoin legislation before it is enacted. "Wherefore, and for divers other good causes of demurrer appearing in said bill, this defendant demurs thereto, and humbly demands the judgment of this court whether he shall be compelled to make any fur ther answer to the said bill; and prays to be hence dismissed with his cost and charges in this behalf most wrongfully sustained. It may be explained that this is in no wise a final determination of the trouble, but only a method of get ting the questions at issue speedily before a competent tribunal and hav ing them settled in an orderly mann?r Fanners' Burn Big Auto. Chicago, Special. -Mobbed bv iarmers alter their big touring car had accidently " run over a little boy, S. B. Chapin, millionaire broker and two women companions, one of whom was Mr. Chapin 's wife, are said to have been driven from the automobile in the vicinity of Deer field, -TJ1, and forced to stand and look on while the big automobile was incinearted in a big bonfire that the farmers built under it, and then compelled to walk two miles through the country before they could find an accommodating driver who would take them to the Moraine Hotel Hews in Brief." Nineteen' persons died in the tene ment fire in New York. Charles H. Moyer, president of tho L Western Federation of Miners was admitted to bail in the sum of $25, 000. , ' The trial of Caleb Powers for the alleged murder of Governor Goebel, of Kentucky in 1900 was delayed be cause the defense objected to Judge Bobbins. ' 1 1 ii l ii ibli'mw . w mi !!! iwi i mi i tii y .WMUWa.wiL,WiiWMI ...., iiihb- - ii mm ., a. ..Mta-. M B , , me, m Ji. C. -WEATHER REPORT :dat Repot ca tie Wta&tt CsJ tiesa for tht Week Eadl&g Ifsaday. Acgsst &. - Th North Carulica tettkse f the weather and crop miee of, the De partment of AgrieaStur the ftdWinjr bulletin of weather tfattJi tum fwr the pat week: The mean temenitttr far the week fan slightly below the normal. Pr ripitation wa above twrmal ia tb ?atern portion of the Sute rt te al a ily on the eoast, and was ,f ! ttf iow jue normal in lue um-o. y and western portion, where rmia w. oeetled. hmje tiamac locally tn reused by hail and high wind in the eastern and central portion of th State on Augtut 24. Sonhin wa dt-ncient ia the eastern portion and about normal iu the central and wt fcru portions. A, T. Summary. KOed With Baseball Bat Charlotte, Sp.eial. A the result of a general tight following difqnite over decisions in a baseball game at lis i d ius, Gaston county, Saturday afternoon, John Mauney, aged 'L"i, a mill pcrative of Hardin, died at Liu colnton SuTsday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the effects of a blow admi nster ed by Will Clouinger with a baseball bat. Cloninger, who livc at Laboia tory and is also about year old, made his escaje as did other who were implicated in the row. Chea, whiskey, it is charged was directly resjKmMbie for the killing. The game which was between Ilardins and a team from Laboratory, passed off quietly enough, with the exception of some grumbling about certain clow? decisions of the umpire. After tha close of the game and while whiskey was flowing freely, Mauney and Clou inger got into a dispute. - iloth lost their temper and began cursing eab other. "It's a lie!" cried Cloninger, in answer to one of Mauney 's spirited declarations. With that JIauney grabbed a bat from the hands of one of the plavers and struck at Clouin ger, the blow almost severing his ear, Hut (loninger.was stunned only for a moment. He also grabbed a bat and came back at his assailant, striki'U him twice and fracturing his skull before bystanders could iuterefere. New Charters. The secretary of State issued chart ers Monday as follows: Acme Match Company, Greensboro; capital $100,000, with $20,000 nub scribed; will manufacture matches. Incorporators all from Winston J. Palmer, Gus, Palmer, L. A. Wade. Sharpsburg Banking Company Nash county, capital $30,000, to be gin with $7,000; Geo. T. Dawes, Geo. A- Lucas an dothers, incorporators. Murder at Salisbury. Salisbury, Special. News of a tra gedy on the outskirts of town-rcaehed here Friday morning, and .by the time the authorities proper were notified of it au unknown man had made bis es cape after mortally wounding Robert W. Cwens. Mr. Owens ia keeper of the pest house at the most solitary looking place in the county, more than a mile from the public square. Fire in Wilson. Wilson, Special. Fire of unknown origin damaged the dry goods stoie of W. D. Ruffin to the amount of over $5,000 Sunday morning. The value of the stock was $10,000 with insurance of $9,000. North State Notes. Penitentiary Superintendent Mann says the crops at the State farm on the Roanoke 'river are far from good this" season. The cotton is small in size and the stand is remarkably poor. The crop is not suffering from drought, as there was a good rain last week. He does not think even with a perfect season much over two-thirds of a crop con be made. State Superintendent Joyner is no tified ths t two more school district have voted for local tax,'one of tbce being Mocksville, wbere Mr. Joyner recently spoke in support of that plan The Charlotte Realty Company ia authorized to increase its capital stock from $100,000 to $300,000. Charters are granted the Dixie Real Estate Company of Greensboro which will do an insurance business capi tal stock $20,000 and to the Ehse Minimr Company, of Moore county capital stock $50,000. A- J. Jones of Glendon and othres being the stock holders. Current Events. The Southern and Atlantic Coat Line Railways filed appeals in accord ance with the North Carolina "peace agreement." . . Five negroes are reported to have been mortally wounded and a score of others hurt at a negro campmeet- ing near Seaford, Deleware. Senator Foraker opposed the in dorsement of Secretary Taft of Ohio Republicans. I Late JVebzr I In "Brief f m:t uxmn cr cmusT I The CbaiMte, N. C, Wrd f eWhrmen h 4tcmif4 tl t r tb ordinal a;:n So!av M-Hf f fvf! dnoVs in rrta asl eirar. T Virginia t laalUf br ctt!Nl by cfcpnU tar.til tb bart er etmrt rati 4ccJe tW Ushp it4r ed. b cnm. wa in New Ytk etty f&c?titttJe and the nnd at the tmmero I dew u W ewajBiitlcd. Julu I. Arcbbidd, tic prrMdrm of the Standard Od tWpany aa atemet!t Monday tn lch be e rlared flat the ewwpany a giv en aa opport unity in braid r t submit data in the preparation f the report prrrc4 by (Vnunii r of Coqmralian Jlcfbeft Kw Smith, ami made public. Krle Irrea of IndUhanrdia nrc4 four erou at Colon ami wa drown ed. Mr. Eddy witnrwa in the Cbri tian Science leader' uit rfud testify. Rev. Levor Marwjreian, the Ar menian priet concerned in the re cent New York agitation wa arreMed The candidacy of Secretary Taft wa indorsed by the Ohio ltetuMiean State Committee, dopite ScuaUr Foraker a protect. The Georgia Iislalure paM-d the. Hardman Prohibition bill. Two Ktran;;lin;f cac, with wtimii a the viciliinii aie pnzxUng the Neur York dice. Senator Prttu of Alabama a burid at Scluia with dbtinptiUhcd honors. A section of the Erie canal gave way, ca liking heavy b. Mm. Youtwy contradicted her bua bnnd confession in the Caleb Pow ers cae. Evelyn Ne-bit Thaw declared h had forrakrn the Map. Acrimoiuou nrgunienta were made in the tnattvr of taking deposit km iu the Eddy case. There wa a new explosion in the llartje divorce cac. After a stirring pcech by Mr. Cboate delegates at The llajpie asid the Peace Conference had jut besuit, o far aa retmlta were concerned. Rusian troop killed 30pew-na ia Russian Poland strike riots. In riot in Seoul a large number of Korean were killed by Japa. Three Korean delegate to The Hagiw came to New York to appeal to America U fcave their country from Japan. A strike of aeiling-hip master u on iu Australia. Armv investigator are aid to mve exonorated Lieut.-CoL. William Tucker of the charges brought against him by hi wife, who wa Miss Dolly" Logan. Government attorney atste that the disolution of the Dupont eon pany, of Delaware, will not affect ttie Miit against the Powder Truat. The Cukoa it to be fitted up as a repair ship for the battleship fleet ot its voyage to the Pacific Mr. A. Canreton Braxton, presi dent of the Virginia Bar Association. is out for Senator John xs. Dantl for the Democratic Presidential nomi nator!. The trial bv special court- martial of Chaplain Harry W. Jone, United State Navy, upon charge oi acamii- ous conduct, wa begun at the Nor folk Navy Yard. The Richmond grand jury reported hat it could not find any ice trut in that city. Primary election returns indicate that Charles T. Lawiter was nominat ed for the Virginia Senate for Dis trict 20. Stephens S. Welsh, a New York po icemrn. waa dimied foi alleired cowardice and ejected from the ofiic-J , in which bis trial wa held. Four indictment have been found azainst Rev. Levant Martorgesxia:, the Armenian pri-t, under art et m the New York conspiracy caw. Attorney-General Bonaparte is ex pected to appear personally in tne suit against the Dupont Powder Trust. K. IL Harriman. in the faee of heavy decline, declared stocks would toou go up again. The plant of the York Felt and Paper Company at lork, Pa-, was burned, with flW,ow loss. CaoL G. W. Kirkman was denied hi petition for release from the Fed eral prison at Fort Leavenworth. Six hundred striking miners 1J Hebbing, Mich., were turned back from a march intended to intimidate nonunion, men. - A rate war from Chicago to New York is expected after passenger agents refused to attend a eonfer- 6 ence. The Interstate Commerce Commir sioo decides that in the equitable distribution of ears to coal miners private cars must be eonaidered as part of the quota. Admiral Evans conferred with na val officials regarding the autumn maneuver program and the trip of the fleet to the Pacific.