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Driver Met His Death "By the
Overturning of the Machine
Under Very Dangerous Con?
ditions, ' ' Declares the Jury.
But Two Witnesses Heard.
cokoniks \ i:i;dict.
"We, tin* jurors sworn to impure
how and hy what means William
Hantln cam?* la his ?leath, ii|nm
their ??nth do say that he ?am?- to
in*, death <?n tin* _t;tii day or sep
lemlM-r from liijurl?*s r?*??*lv??d on
tin* niuht of tin* _."?tii day <?r Ren?
te?therr hy lh?> ovcrturiiiiig of an
onto tinta driven by him ander
eery dnngerOOa conditions; ami
they urn? of Ihe opinion thai tin*
pln?tag of issbosrain obotmctlons
in the way Of tin* uuto-trin-k hy
Couslahl?* l)a\is was a seriously
Indiscreet act.*"
RICHMOND, VA.?Special.?
Though the testimony taken at
th?* coroner's htnnoBl in tin* city
Hall Saturday to ascertain the
??Ircuuistaiu ?-s surrouiuling th<*
?leath or William H?*iiry Mar-tin,
tin* ohnah*ear. of ISia Venable
Dtreet, who ?n?*?i Thnroday night
as ilu* rastdl ot injuries received
When an automobile truck, driv?*n
by him, tiiriu*?l turtle on the W1I
hamsburg Bond, near Deven Pines,
late Wednesday night, t?*mi?*?i t?>
show that th?* a?*?i?l?'iit was not
ennsed hy tin* colusi?n with tin*
?distr.iu lion which had b?*?'ii plai-cd
across th?* r??a?i hy C?iunty Officer
Thomas A. Davis, it was shown
that tin* offices had blockaded
tin* road in plain violation of the
law, and it is not improhahh* that
pr?M?*<*?|ings will slmrtly Ik* insti?
tut?*?! looking t?i his removal from
Tlie testimony show?*?I that the
officer had built a donnerons bar
ri?-a?l?\ and hail planed no lights
upon it. Slnuild any light auto?
mobil?* har? run Into it all its <>??
i nnanis Inlghi?and probably
wonld?have Im*cii killed or in
jur?*<l tor 1 if??.
In d?*f?*ns<? or his a?*t, the oftiecr
declared that In* did not think
the ant? iinth wonld Ik? driven
ihromrh tin* blockade, ami he de?
clared that tin* collision with the
blockade wonld not have ?nM'iirred
If the < hauu*eur of the truck had
not attempted to evade ar.vst.
An informal m?*?*tiiig of the
e_ocntlvc conantlttee ?>r tin* Rlch
moml Antoinohile Club will b<*
h?*i?i tomorrow afternoon to ?lis.
??n*-s ih?* matter. Monday tin*
CO?unlttee will meet In formal
oeonVon, ami a snboonunlttee will
prohnlA] be appolni?*d t?-. ???infer
with Frank Sut ton. tin* Comnion
w?*alili*s Attorney or Henri?*?)
???unity. Ugailllllft charges which
?lull members say will h<? brought
Bgnlnm Constable Darin
Mesahers <>r tin* ctab ?'it?* as a
pr?*?*?*<ient a case recently t?*st?*?i
at Mount Crawford, on tin* Valley
of Virginia *Pik?*. it seems that
a low n s?*rg?*ant named Largo
tied a hOTBtJ In Ilu* middle ot tin?
'pike in th?* path <?r a nnnther or
tars participating in an cndtir
ari?*?? rim. ChnrgCS wer?* at ?>iu*<?
pr?*r?'rr?*?l againSi th?* ?-?instable,
ami he was removed from oAee,
OM,Y TWO iii:\ui>.
Cbntj i wo arttnenes wer?* ?*\am
liutl at the iii?nu*st. hut tin* s?*s
slon was lon_; ami t?*diniis. illus
trntlng again the archaic meth?
ods that Coroner Taylor has lx*?'n
r??r<*?*<I Io adopt beoanse In* has
no ?'guiar stcnogi spbn. Tlie
coroner ashed the qaestiona. He
anil the winu-ss then dlsrnsstd the
answers. Tin* eorsmti then di?*
tated tin? answers to a jur?>r who
had ugr<?etl to act a*- amanuensis,
and the juror laboriously wrote
th?'in down.
Two men w?*rc In the car with
Martin when the SlXldonl oe
??urrvd. One of Hu* in?*n. C. C.
M?H?re, who was badly injured,
was unable to appear at tin? In
tnent? Tin? other, Tnsrph otey,
ot _:tir> V ?enable Stre?*t. was the
first wttneai culled.
He said thai Martin had a
right to ?Iriv?- tin* truck and had
aaked him t?? acoompnny hint.
Martin, according to Otey, luid
taken two drinks, hut was not
drunk nor uiuicr Ilu? inlliienc?* of
li??ii?*r In any s?*ns?* of Un- word.
H<? said, in answer lo ?pu-stions,
that the truck was running be
tween eighteen ami twenty-three
miles an hour. He sahl that he
?lid not s???' the obstruction, and
?liii not know whether tin* others
saw it. Il<- ^ai?l that he was sit?
ting in the truck in such position
that he conld not have seen it
rcgnrdlens of its prondnence.
The tru?-k had almost st?>p|M??l
before It strm-k the barrier. Of
ri<*?-r i>a\i> said, when he took
the stand. Tiu-n the driver, see
ing him. threw on lull spc???l. OT
r??*??r Davis declared, and dashed
through tin* harrier.
Tin* accident which ennsed the
truck to turn turtle did not oc?
cur until the machine had pro
Ceeded two ami a half miles fur
th?*r towards Iticlimoiul. One of
the rroni axles then snapped
while roiiiuling a curve and the
truck was thrown into the ditch.
It was declared by Officer
Davis that in running through
tin? obslrOCtlon tin* trink ?lid not
strike the buggy, which had been
pulled out i nt<? the road. It
mer?'ly ran over the shafts and
over a box placed at the eml of
the shafts to extend the obstruc?
tion farther across the roa?I.
Officer Davis admitted that he
did BOt know how fast the truck
was running when he built the
harrier. The truck had already
passe?I Seven Placa, lu* said, and
s?*eiii<*<l to be running not less
than twenty-live inih-s an hour.
The speed limit in Ileurieo coun?
ty is twenty miles an hour.
The ofricer, acting upon the
presumption that as the car ha?l
violate?! the law going one way
it would vi . the law on Its
return, ?Iraggod th?* buggy Into
tlie road ami completed the bar?
rier by placing two boxea and a
plank '?chiii.1 It.
S All? IT cot I-1? nr. SEEN.
He aald he then took hla ataad
about ten or twelve feet from the
barrier?alani'lng by the roailalde
In the direction from whleh the
truck would approach on tta return
trip. He aald that anyone could
eaally aee the ??hatru?*ll???i thirty
yarda, and that any ear eould have
alopped la time to prevent running
Into II.
v\ hen the truck approached the
barrier he aald that one off the
????cupanta ahuulrd out, "There's a
buggy! Look out!"
'??he truck alowed down?nlmoat
alopped, aald the wltneaa. lleforc
the apee?l waa rriliii'.d the con
alable aald the truck waa running
ahoiit fifteen ml tea an hour?thr
mllea leaa than the maximum pro
dialed by law.
When the car had atopped to
prevent atrlklng the obstruction,
the oflleer, according to hla atate
ment. apraug Into the road and at?
tempted to halt It. Seeing him
and evidently wlahlng to avoid nr
r?*Mt. ??'?* chauffeur, the ronatnhle
Maltl, turne?! on full apeed. danhe?l
arountl bin? unit ?Iro*.?? hla ear
Ihnunih th?* hurrler.
ll??yoml the barrier the truck
atoppc?!. The oHIcer climbed Into
It, and placed the chauffeur under
arreat. The chauffeur promlaed to
appear In court when ordered, and
then took the countable home.
s\*?s m-: was tBUSED.
"When I flrat aaw the truck,"
f'onatable Davla aaltl. ?'It ?rim paaa
Ing Stop N?, ML I waa on a Seren
I'lnen ear, anil I aaked the motor
man to put on more apeed. At
Stop :v? we caught up with the
truck. It had been atopped?why.
I do not know. I jumped out ??f
the atreet ear and mn Into the
road. Aa 1 dlil ao the truck atnrt
ed off?It aeemed to me at full
apeed. I waa nearly run over. Aa
the truck pnaaed aomeone In It
?houle?! to me to go to hell.
"I got hack on the enr and went
to Seven lMuea. There I waa told
that the truck had gone on down
the road. I built the harrlcatle to
alop It on Ita return. After the
?rnek had broken through the
barricade I jumped nlnmril. got Ita
number, notlfled the chauffeur that
he would hnv<? to appear In court
and r??de up the road about IOO
yarda. When I got off, the truck
atartcd up the road at a apeed off
thlrty-flve mllea an hour, and thoae
In It hollered to me to go to hell
and curacd me."
The following composed the
jury: Dr. William H. Taylor.
coroner: .Tam??s L?. Liylc. W. B.
Ogilvi?'. John W. Starke, J. W.
Gibbons. J. W. (ilenn and George
,T. Ball.
LAWRENCE, MASS-, Special.?
Two thousand textil?* strikers, who
left the milts in the geiu*ml walk
ont yesterday, returned to work
Their return left 0,000 worki-rs
still ?nit. however, ami tin* mills
?weise barely ablt* t<? run ?111 account
of th?* gr?*atly ?lepletetl force in
all dcpartmtMits.
The ?trinan declared that the
mills wouhl have to ?lose by noon.
A mass meeting of ??.OOO textile
w??rkt*rs o? nil the mills will be
h??l?l at '2 ?iVloek this afternoon
when the niatt??r of a general
sirikc in protest against the fun
ther iiiipris??iimcnt of Artur?>
Giovnnnittl and Joseph J. BttOT
will in? decided.
William Ilaywood. national
head of the Ituernationnl W?>olen
Workers, is e\pe<t?tl soon from
Chicago to take charge of the sit?
The mill gates went? under 11
heavy guard of ?Milice t?iday and
there were 110 serious ?list ur?
Workers, returning t?i the nulls,
?were j?*cr?*?i, hut aane was mo?
All of the forty-six nationali
lics employed, eacepl the Italians,
vtitetl at their mcctii.gs last night
to return to work.
The Italians ftirin a large pcr
oentnaa al th?4 ?ncmbcrship of the
International Woolen Workers, of
which the prisoners are leaders.
Both men are Italians, and it is
lM?lievt*?l this is the reason why
their countrymen are in favor of
staying away from the ndlls,
I hough the men accus?*tl of insti?
gating the killing of Anna Bopizzi
have sent ?ml a statement from
jail, ?'??uiiscling against a strike :??.
this time.
Crowds thronged about tlie fac?
tories, at the opening hour this
monning. On?* huiulred and fifty
policemen, in? lmllng reserves in
plain clothes, guarded tin* nulls
an?! kept the crowds moving.
Should the Italian workers con?
tinue t?? stay <?ut, tlie ranks of
the Int??matlona 1 W ?lolen Work?
ers would be s?*riously SnUt, ami
it is believed that it would ruin
the organization in th?? West, and
pcrjiaps throughout the country.
for the Italians form a large ?M?r
centagc of its membership.
sc?i??tly Transferrc?!.
LAWRENCE, MASS., Sptsciai.?Jo
seph J. Ettor and Arturo M. Giovan
nitti. whose imprisonment has? caused
? strike lure, wore secretly transfer?
red from the Lawrence Jail to the
Balem jail at 4 o'clock this morning
for trial Monday.
Police officials denied that they
ftsared any attack upon the jail by
the 9,000 textile workers now on
strike, but it was the general txalief
that SUCh fear caoaod their action.
They said it was in the regular
course of police routine that all pris
oneri about to b?' tried in the Essex
Superior Court were removed to the
Sa Urn jail a day or two before trial.
AUGUSTA, GA.? Special.?The con
ductors and llagmen on the Georgia
Railroad have probably decided to
strike. Ballots are being counted now
and it is said that there is an over?
whelming majority in favor of a strike.
Now that eggs can be made of air,
the question naturally arises, will it
be foul air??Staunton I.oathr.
Declares It Is Not Quite Too Late
to Express Some
cial.?In a short statement Monday
night G?>vcrtinr HerlM*rt S. llud
Icv m*it?rat??l th<- stand he took
Saturday night al St. Louis In rc
gard t?? the presidential ra??*. The
<;<iv?-riior declared that he ha?i
heard nothing ironi President
Tan. His stal<?m?*ut follow??:
"ir l?r??si?l?iit Taft will vigor?
ously un??* th?* adoption ?if those
two propositions, the presidential
pref?renee primary and a change
hi Southern representation. I f???'l
confident h<* will materially
str?-iigthcn his own and th?* par?
ty's cause before th?* .\iii?*i-j?an
peonan, in slew of th?* penar?
renoefl of tb?* Chicago ? '?invention
and the un?|ticsiionetl .public sen
tiiiu'iit in favor of iMith these r?*
forms, the lailur?- o? tin* convc'i
llon to provi?lt* f??r a change in
the basis el panth?re representa -
tl??n and a ? hang?* in th?* pr?--.i
dcutial primary was, in my opin
ion. reactionary ami in?-\< usable.
It is n??t t???? late for President
Taft, as the leader <>f the party,
to carien tans mistak?* by decaer?
ing in favor of th?*-?* needed
m?*asur?*s of reform, which will
pnevctit a r?*??irren??* ?if this con?
troversy that n?)W ciulaiigers the
RICH MOSD, VA.? Special??
Through the First National
Bank there came to the Sec<?n<l
Auditor coupons form some
of the famous '?Kendall Bank
Note Company bonds," which
were printed for the State of Vir
gitda, wcire rejected, sol?! at pub
li<- auction by the express com?
pany to pay ?barges, and ha\e
shut* that time 1m*cii appearing at
intervals for payment.
Th?*sc coupons came from the
Caty of Boston, tlie envel?>pc in
which tlH'y Were s<*nt lM*aring the
name of Blither 1). Mornsh, ami
were for $91?, having 1m?cii < lipiHsl
from one of the bands descritod
abase? ia*ing of the issue ?if i'ei>
ruary 11, 1HS1?. There wer?* sonn*
$1.12,000 of these bonds. For
y?*ars lh?*y have lM*eii slmwiiig up
for iMiymcnt. When received they
nre always inarkt*?l spurious and
arc held oj the State.
Tlie State <?f Virginia refused t?i
receive tin* bonds from the en?
gravers and printers, and alter lw*.
ing held by the ?*vpr?'-.s ?ompnny
for the usual time they wer?*
placed on sab? with a h?t of other
?4?I?*a?I horse" stuff and s?ild.
Bought in by some person, the pa?
pers found their way t?i all parts
of the country, many of them go?
ing to the citi??s ?if New York.
Boston. Chh'ngo. Philadelphia and
other planen The Statt? bas so far
gotten sonn* S?.OOl) ?if th?* spurious
papara ami ihcy are locke?l in a
vault along with all tin* cnup?ins
that have liecn sent in f??r redemp?
tion. The bonds which have
found their way to the ofti?-?* of the
Socontl Auditor lM?ar many nam?*s
tif persons unknown herealaiuts.
For ?enhance, there is the name of
W. B. Thomas, second auditor, and
K. C. Jones, treasurer?yet if
cither of these men ev?*r hebl these
offices the State recoedl do not
show anything ?jf the sort. In
one installe?*, the name of 1>. R.
Bcvt?ley. treasurer, is f??rg?*?l to
the lMintl. In another Caes T. A.
Smith appears as second auditor,
while in another C. A. J?uu?s i> tl>??
sccontl nedltor.
Tlicre nre ImukIs on hand from
which the c?uipons have been cut
at random. These bear no signa?
tures whatever, the belief being
that they have fallen int?i the
hands of sharpers who deefare to
get nothing more than the In?
terest on the lM?n?ls. and three ap?
pear to find ready <"ust<?iners from
time to time.
These bonils are spurious, have
never been in the p?vssessi??n of the
State, have absolutely no value.
and Where there are names at
tnched to them they are f?>rg??ri??s
or those of fictitious persona.
Tlie sender of the coupons will
be Informed that the ooapono are
worthies?-;, that the bonds arc
worthless, ami that the St.ite has
never assumed the least rcsponsi
bility for their sale at any pri?*t?.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Special?
Tho campaign contributions in
vcstigaling ?'oiiiiniitec resumed its
hearings in the Senate ?ifli? c
building Monday.
l'ositiv?* that the invt*stigation
would produce sonic til the most
stirring iucitlcnts ?if moileru im>
litical histtiry, ?me luuulrc?i per?
sons crowtled into the tiny ttini
mittec room long before the tinae
set lor the ?>iM*iiiiig session, while
scores of ?ithers tried in vain t??
obtain entrance.
Added iiiler?-st was attached to
the meeting of the I omnilttcsi by
the fact that tin* wltaees ?hair to
lie ?M'cupie?! by Colonel Boose*, elt.
J. 1*. Morgan and Other wilii?*sscs
of worhi-witic reputation, was the
same that was usetl by Senator
lairiiucr and the witnesses in the
Titanic investigation, while these
two proiM*s were in prnrreen,
Tin* nimnhcrs of the investigat?
ing committee nrrlred early, s?-n
ator Chapa appearing in the com?
mittee room at 0 o'clock to see
that everything was in readiness
for the resumption of the hearing.
One hundred scats for the gen
CHK'U'O. ILL.?Carter Harrison,
Mayor of Chicago, according to tele
grains received here, has shot the lar?
gest moose e\cr killed in the province
of Quebec, where Mayor Harrison Is
spending his vacation. The moose was
shot on Lake Mario, 140 miles north
of the provincial capital. When friends
of the Mayor learned that he was
bringing the moose head to Chicago,
they announced they would attempt to
have the Democratic executive present
the trophy to the Progressive party
headquarters here on the ground that
"Democrats are glad to see both fac- '
tions of the Republican party thrive."
??ral pnbHc are massed In the south
??ml <>r the room, and all were
William H. I.-lbby, a director of
tin? Standard OH Company, and a
resident or Now Vork city, ap
pear?-<l In?Tore the committee un?
der subpoena.
Ills name has not been men
ti?iii?'?l lK*r?ire In omnectlon with
the inv?>siigatioii. He Is to tes?
tify today ir tin? other witnesses
do not ?-onsume all ot the time.
voiNo m.iss.
Cornelius Dliss, Jr.. son of the
Ial<* treasurer of the S*ati?>nal Re
pabllcnn Committee of 1901, was
called to tin* stand at 10:16.
t'|xui taking I In* stand lie sub
ndtted two doenrnants to the
committee. One Is ? report made
by an auditor ?if tin* atcouiiN or
Cornelius *\". BBSS. Sr.. ns treas
ur?*r <?r tin* ? {??publican National
Committee. The other Is a letter
written by Dliss. sr.. on his resig?
nation as tr<*nsiirer to Harry S.
New, then chah?mut? of the eom
mitt?*e. Voung Dliss ?hs-lared
thal be knows nothing of any eon
irihutions io tin? ?*ampaign. and
that be has not examined the re?
ports. ?*\e?-pt in a onnsnl war.
mi:ntiom:i) no xami
"Do y ?>u know If this r??p??rt
contains tin* i rrifa- <?f receipts
of any campaign ? ?ont ri butions
i nun the Btnndard oil Company
or rrom John D. Archbold?"
;e-k?*?l Chairman Clapii.
"I do not know. There were
no names rraentioned in the re?
port." rt-pll??d Dli-s.
Senator CIupi?, after glancing
over the lett?*r from tlie elder
Bliss directed that tin? witness
n.nl it.
Th?? l?*tter r?*a?ls as follows:
?Harry S. Xew, Chairman of the
Depnh?Cna National Commit
"As 1 am alxiut to retire from
Um* treasurer-ship ?>r the eoiniiilt
t<*?? and cannot be present at its
sessions, it seems proper for me
tO niak?* a rejmrt ?>f tin* r?*?.*t?Jpts
and expenditnres for the past
(li'OI) ?umpalgii.
"I enclone coplea of rei*oris of
campaign ?-?mtriiuitions available.
"I havr constaten tly refii-e?l to
make the contenta public for the
reason that 1 believe that thr con?
tributor? have ihe name rich, to
-????r?-.> ?hat m voter baa to caat hla
ballot lu secret.
-- \ giant presidential cnmpalsm
Im a ?*???? tent Ion for n principle,
?ml there la no more need to dla
??Iomc the confrlbutlona thereto than
there would be to make known the
in<i\ ?'iio-uf m of opposing* armies In
vrar time, to each other.
"Statements of Republican re?
ceipt- and expenditure-, already
ptihllNlie?!, were the emanation of
npltefiil and diseased mlnila and did
nut contain the truth or anythlni;
like It.
"\o political campaign ha? ever
been conducted In thla country ai
In ilu* Hepubll<*an canipaljru of 11MM,
under the able aud conservative
niMiin_?iii?-ii( of Mr. Cortelyou. Not
n dollar was received which the
committee had not n ?rood moral
riulit to receive and no pledi.es
were iiunl?- which ahould not have
been made. There was no Improper
appropriation of the funda. Every
member of the national committee
-lii.nl?I fake pride in thla record."
The letter ?bowed that In 1904
there was a balance <?f S107.000
from 1900, and a total of $-,<IKS.OOO
waa ?>l?fiiln.*d lu addition. The ex
pennes for thnt year were f-.OOti,
In lOOO the cnrnpnlsm fund was
nli|.htly less than three million
dollar?, mid. Hfter expense* were
paid, there remained the balance
referre?l to.
In IS1KS. the letter aald. m total of
9SJ?OOJ0O0 wa_ collected, and In 1902
the campaign contribution? aprarrc
icatcd S1.4IOO.OOO, which failed to
meet expenses by $100,000.
The members of the committee
then examlne?l three other letters
of m senil-prl\nte nature, which
wcr<? written by Uli?? and returned
them to the witness with the re?
quest to verify them.
The ???miiiiltlee did not order
these letter? read. One was from
Theo?l??re Koosevelt to witness*
father. All WWAJ ordered entered
In the recor?_
Senator Clapp questioned BBSS'
"l??*tw?*c:i tin* time or the cam?
paign ami your father's death,
do von r?*call any conversations
witli reference to campaign ex
pendit ures?"
??No sir. lie might have men
tlniicd something In a casual con
? MSntlOW. hut I don't remember
anything tli?t would tlirow light
on the subject," answered Bliss.
"Was your attention ever called
to an ratervlevr r>uhllahed In the
Now fork Herml?! of Drcanber S4,
l?if, with -roue fatI?er? Tlie in?
terview mentions a letter to Bliss
which Is supposed to have hern
Ribs ?fated that his father had
deatroyed all i-ecorda pertaining
IO the campaign ??outributliNV of
the sixteen years previous td his
death b*-eau*e In? reared they
might fall into tin* hands of the
enemJ?r* of tin* Republican party.
t'.liss sabl he knew nothing
about the letter from Theodore
Roosevelt, which was supposed to
hash been destroyed.
II?- add<*d that he had searched
his father's papers ami found only
the documents pr?Mlu?*e?l.
In respon??e u? qu?*stlOtn by Sen?
ators Paynter and Ponu-rene,
Dliss said he had never hoard his
father speak of r-rnhhoM or II.
II. Rogers In conm*ction with the
campaign fnmk
\ l?*it?*r from Secretary Taft,
dated May 0, 1904. was then read.
In it Bliss. Sr., wan urged to take
Hn? chairmanship of the national
commit!?*?*, lHHnnse I'r?*sldent
Roosevelt "was most anxious for
It." It ad?led that "as chairman
of tin? eomniit(?*c." Mr. Bliss
would SSCnre the confkl?enee of
those from whom contributions
might be ?**%rH*ctcd.
The letter from. Ttu?<xlore
R?io**evelt dated May S. 1904. to
Rllss. Sr., also urged him to take
the ??halrmanship and suggested
plans for ?>peiilng national head?
Tlie witness. In reply t?i que?
ries from Senamr Paynter. said
he had not beard his father give
the names of any contributors to
the campaign funds at any time.
Ho added that lie had m>t found
any books relative to the election
contributions among his rat tier's
?senator Pomerene questioned
the witness as to the manner in
which books wert? k??pt.
"Did you know ?if any one who
assisted your father in keeping
books or who could give Infor?
mation concerning the campaign
"I do not."
"Have you talked with any
members of the national commit
t?*c on this?"
"I have."
*I>o you know George R. Shel?
"1 know Mr. Sheldon. I have
talked to him In a gen?*ral way.
II?- sut-cceded my father as trcas
u-er of the committee."
"Did he audit the reports for
your father?"
"No; not that I know. James
G. Cannon, president of the First
National Rank or New York,
signed tlie audit and audited the
Senator Pomerene then asked
Liu? witness in a loud tone con?
cerning the elder BBSs' effects.
"Did you yourself ?lestroy any
papers referring to the contrlbu
?""tioiis or 19*01, or of former
I years?"
"I did not knowingly do so. I
hav<*. honorer, destroyed a great
many l??tters, and books <>r rc
OOrBe, l??rt by my father, but none
ot them would have shed any
light on this committee invt*stiga
"Ditl you detjaro.- any letters of
this nature bvBire your father's
death?" T
"I did not."
"Is there anyone else, now liv?
ing, who knows anything con
cenning the campaign ?-ontribu
tions received by your father?"
"There is not."
"Do you know of anyone who
aided your father in collecting
and disbursing campaign funds?"
"Robert Dixon, of New York,
now dead, and a Mr. Duell, are
the only ones I remember."
Senators Paynter questioned tlie
witness, again about his lather's
letters, which he. as ?*o-cxecutor,
with his mother und? sister, went
mer and destroyed. Nothing of
importan?-?* was brought out, as
Bliss remembered none of the
letters in particular?
"I repeat," said Bliss, **that
I do not think 1 have destroyed
anything or the slightest interest
to On? committee."
I?bbey said lie had been for
twenty-live years the foreign rep
reeenasi-ve or the standard on,
but had not been exclusively In
the company's ser\hv ?luring the
last ten years.
By Senator Clapp:
"Has your attention In-en called
to the articles published in
Hearst's Magazine during th?
past three months ''
"Y?*s. my attention has beer
called to them."
"During tlie last ten y??ars havt
you been consulted in legal mat?
"Only slightly."
"What iiit??r??st ?lid your conv
pany take in the campaign o
"I have no knowledge ?>f any.'
"in leference to tin? c-ampaigi
of 190i, what do you recall OOn
cerning tlie contribution*"?"
"I was infomMd at that time
and I still heliev??. that the Stand
ard Oil Company made a ver;
large contribution to the nationa
committee in that year.'*
"Who wns ffonr informant?"
"Mr. H. H. R?>gcrs: he tohl m
that the organization was ma kin
a generous gift. I do not recal
that the amount was mentioned.
"Do you know, of your ow
knowIc?lge, or by repute froi
your assistants of the Standar
Oil Company, of any coutribii
tions made in addition to the on
made by II. H. Rogers?"
??No, sir: I do not."
Iabbey further testified that tli
?son who would know about tli
contributions are Mr. Vrchbol
ami the directors generally.
Ry Senator Pomerene:
"Did you see any one hei
when you were lobbying for tl
Standard Oil interest.?.?"
"Some, but not many. Most i
my work was done with the pen
"Where are those letters?"
"In my archives."
The witn??ss' memory fail?
him when Senator Pomerei
asked him who he saw at tl
State I>ei>artment and the Whit
Bons s during the octasaooal v
visits h?rre. x
Have yon any record of cam
PO?an t?ouirlhutioi<
?ne. I have no papers rela?
tive to tin- cuiuftaigu. and txptsltl?*??
the fact that the standard Oil
made a large contribution to the
ublican party's fund I know
nothing about the matter."
"You do i?"t know tlie ?amount
of this ?*oiitrihutloii?"
"I do not."
Hbbey was then excused and
the comn.iii??* rt*cessetl until 2
Th?? announcement was after?
ward made that Oraashy MeHarg,
who was to have testified today,
will take the -?tan?! tomorrow.
r?a?on waa given for thflhrlutnge.
SEW YORaV- Specials- Actire
preparations were begun by
District Attorney Whitman for
the trial next Monday of Lieuten?
ant Charles Becker, lor the mur
de<- of Herman K?>M*nthal. the
f v,er, who accused him of
Immediately on r?*a?hing his
""Ice the District Atmrney held
long conference with Sam
kepps, the nature of which he
refused to ?livulge. oilier than to
.hat it was in r?*fcreme to the
testimony Scbepps v\ill give be?
fore the grand jurj.
>io further ?l?*la> is cxpe?ct?*d by
the District Attorn?*y when the
?case Is call?*?!, and he expects It
to progress with a reasonable de?
gree of rapidity.
Over fifty witn?--->t- will 1m?
called by the State, several of
whom wer?* eye-witnesses ?if the
tragedy. Two of tin*se were re
????iitly discovcre?! by Whitman's
nhana and are expected to add
much strength to th?* stat??'s case.
The names ?if the two new wit?
nesses were not given out, but it
is known that ?in?- is a close friend
of "Dago Frank" Circofici, one of
tin* gunmen indicted for the ac?
tual murder, ami the other is a
young naval officer who was on
his way to the Army ?mil Navy
Club, located In the Sixth Avenue
en?I of the block in which the
Metropole s;ands, on tlie morn?
ing when Rosen thai was killed.
AUGUSTA, GA.? SpeclaL?This
city was quiet, with the sit?
uation pointing to an amicable set?
tlement of the strike within a few
All of tlie military companies,
with tlie exception of one infan?
try company, luis been ordered
withdrawn by Adjutant General
O'Bear. No cars were run Sun?
day afternoon and none aro being
run Tuesday.
An attempt is being made to
force the company to arbitrate,
and it is believed that it will be
There were no depredations yes?
terday, with the ex<-eption of a
crowd of strike breakers burgla?
rizing Stulber's nursery and steal?
ing all of the hose that could he
found and cutting it up into pieces
about a f?M)t long, which they
made into billies by inserting shot
and slugs.
Tlie billies were taken from
them, as well as their revolvers.
Tlie court-martial of Captains
Henderson and Jewitt will be held
within a day or two. These offi?
cers were In command when three
citizens vv?3re shot Friday after?
CHICAGO.? Special.?One of the
most remarkable demonstrations ever
seen in Chicago will be made Satur?
day afternoon?the parade of the
Civic Welfare Association.
All religious denominations in the
city will participate. The number
mustered in this way will be aug?
mented by delegations from scores of
anti-saloon and other improvement
organizations. The objects of the pa?
rade are set forth in a statement
which sa
"This parade is a demonstration of
the constructive forces working for
the betterment of moral and" social
conditions in the city of Chicago.
"This parade is an exhibition, as
far as ?'?insistent with dignity and pru?
dence, of the destructive predatory in?
terests of iniquity. Chicago needs to be
confronted with the enormity of some
of the influences which are destroy?
ing public health and' public morals.
Where bad milk kills one, protected
kills thousands.
"This parade is a protest against the
lawless saloons, the red light district,
the debauched ballot and a hundred
other powers of darkness.
"This parade is a demand for law
enforcement without fear or favor.
We demand that public officials do
their sworn duty."
A feature of the demonstration will
be the floats. A dozen of these will
picture "the saloon evil." An Engle
wood church will have perhaps the
most startling exhibit of misfortunes
overtaking a drink victim. The vic?
tim's history will be told in a series
of three floats. The first will repre?
sent Uncle Sam presenting a saloon
man with a license to sell intoxicants
and the victim of the liquor habit In
the saloon drinking; the second will
show the victim going to his grave in
a hearse, and the third will depict his
widow and children, penniless, starv?
ing and in rags.
The Fifth District Republican Con?
vention has named a candidate to op?
pose Congressman Saunders. The
nomination was a mere matter of
form, and as a matt??r of form the
nominee will be knocked out by the
] i.inocratf?.?Petersburg Progr.
[Large crowds;
n greet roosevelt
?G r e a i Crowds greeted
OktSare K???????%clt when he ar?
rived in Xoatgenery Fritlay. They
< h?*' at hla hotel
ami crowded falta the saloon
while he was at breahfast.
The Colonel wtw J*mt f rt with
the inter?-st shown. He left Mont
gomery at 0.-S0 Tor Opcllfca. Ala?.
his la-t stop In the State. He
will go from here to Ma?con, fia.
for w. s. paylor
Governor Adds $200 to the ?$400
Previously Offered by Bond?
ing Companies.
D AJ? VILLE, VA,? Special*?
t.iiviTiHir Mann has wriitcn to
Commonwealth's /attorney Thos.
Ilamlin authorizing him to offer
a reward <>f $200 for tlie appre
hciisbin ??f William S. Paylor, ac
caaed ahsi ?lnulles treasurer of this
city, under indictment for embez?
Tli?* fidelity and Deposit Com
puny of Maryland and the Illinois
Snretj Compuny have ?ifTered re?
wards of $200 each, making an
;?ggr?*yat?* BOSS of $600 for Pay
lor's apnrcheiision. The fugitive's
whercehoats is unknown, so far as
any information can h?* gleaned
YoriV.'k Man Convicted of Murdering
(?r? ?tiyman Cboos?>s to be Shot to
Expiate Oimo -StoieMIr Went
to His Fate.
The Washington I'ost prints the
foll?>v\ing acc<?unt of tlie exe?cu
tion ?>r a Young \<irginian, Arthur
Warden, in Utah:
Special.? Just as dawn broke
?>\er the vvesi?*rn rang?*, under
which is batanad t',? ?kuai state
prison, anil ihe night shadows
wer?* ?lissolving, Arthur Wartlen.
or N?irr<?lk, Va., who was known
in Utah as Barry Thornc. went
to the d?*ath tliair Thursday
morning in expiation ?>f the mur
?1er ?>r George W. Fas-ell. a Salt
Lahn grocery man, on March 24,
Barely out of his teens when he
com m ill??? I the cold-blooded mur
?ler, sh?M)ting down the grocery
man, when, in "hoirting him up."
the latter did n??t raise his hands
?liiick enough, lighting tlurough
the courts lor two years f??r his
life without outside assistance,
Wartlen. at his execution, dis
pla.vtd great st??iclsm.
Sleeping through tlie night. re~
fu*dng to hear the death warrant
reatl. declining eillier breakfast
or stimulant, and with only the
request that he 1m? not blindfolded,
a request which was not granted.
Warden walked from his cell out
into the ?'??hi chili of tin* morning
air unassisted, and with firm step.
He looked at tlie ?hair in which
lie was to ?Met his death, then at
the curtain streti-he?! some fifty
feet away, punctured with Uve
ominous balsa, all without a
twitch ??f the ?seentee,
There was no betrayal of fear,
and the pallor of Ids face was only
that of two years' prison ctmtinc
ment. Hoping agnuist hope until
within a day or two of his execu?
tion, Warticu believed that the
pardon board might commute bis
When told of tlie declination,
Wartlen luid nothing to ?say, but
plucked up his nerve. When asked
DJ the prison warden If he
wan t<*< I any sp?cial favor, he
usked for a box of chocolates, ci?
garettes and magazines. Through?
out the death watch he betrayed
no nerv oiisness, ami his only re?
quests ?ere that tlie execution
be as tweed] as | h ?^ si bio, and that
he be not biintlfolded.
It was not until a short time before
his execution that he informed War?
den Pratt of his identity, and then
asked that his mother be communi?
cated with, saying that if she did not
Wlah his budy, it was to be turned over
to a. local surgeon.
Shortly before 6 o'clock Warden was
awakened. He had slept throughout
the night clad in his prison garments.
He refused breakfast, saying that bo
did not care to eat. He also refused
the presence of a spiritual adviser.
The morning was cloudy, and there
was a wait of half an hour during
which Warden seemed more at ease
than his guardsmen and executioners.
When the dawn broke he was led
out into the rear of ?he prison, walk?
ing easily. As he came within sight
of the death chair he gave it a hurried
glance, then turned to where the shots
would come from, he having elected
shooting as the method of execution*
which is permitteil under the Utah law.
Blank in One Rille.
Within a few minutes he had been
strapped in the chair and then a small
bandage fastened over his eyes, while
a mark was placed over his heart.
Then the muzzles of five rifles, four
loaded with leaden bullets and one a
blank, were poked through the tremb?
ling canvas screen.
Prison officials, deputies and sur?
as dropped aside in small groups.
there was a muffled command, and
lour bullets sped into the breast of the
still youth. Three of the bullets cut
the heart, and one entered on the outer
edge. In a quiver of the body the
head of the condemned man dropped
on the chest and in sixteen seconds he
was pronounced dead.
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