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MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA.. JUNE 2. 1905. NO. 19. SREAT FINANCIER DEAD Alphonse De Rothschild Also a Philan? thropist. FAMOUS FOR HIS MANY CHARITIES. Lesdin j Spirit ol the Bankers Roths child In Their Relations With Qoreromeots ol Europe?Financed the Indemnity Which France Paid Germany Alter the Franco Proi.lio War. Paris (By Cable).?Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, head of the French branch of the banking house bearing the name of Rothschild and governor of the Bank of France, died at 4.30 A. M. of acute bronchitis, aggravated by gout. The eminent financier had been sink? ing slowly for many days, but there was no apprehension that his death was im? minent. He first took to his bed two weeks ago. Several rallies gave prom? ise of his recovery. Two days ago the Baron began to fail rapidly, and his condition assumed a disquieting form. Although he kept up an animated con? versation with members of his family and the old servants, the patient became very weak, and entered upon a coma? tose state in which he died peacefully. The announcement of the Baron's death caused widespread regret, for, besides his position in the financial world, Baron Alphonse was known for his lavish char? ities, one of the latest being the gift of $2,000,000 for the erection of working men's homes. The funeral will be quite simple, ac? cording to the strict rule of the Roths? child family, including a plain coffin, without mourning tributes. The serv? ices will be the occasion of a notable tribute of re-pect. A member of a French-American banking house said: "Baron Alphonse was the leading spir? it of the Rothschilds in their relations with practically all the Governments of Europe. "Besides the colossal task of financing the indemnity which France paid to Germany after the Franco-German War of 1870-71, he actively carried on rela? tions with other Governments. In Italy these included both the Government and the Vatican finances. "The house also has large interests in Spain, largely controls Austria's rail? road development and held considera? ble parts of all the old Russian loan is? sues. The house, however, has not ex? ercised a controlling influence in thc new Russian loans. "The large industrial interests of the '..house in Russia include the petroleum fields of Baku. Thc house has also had considerable dealings with American se? curities through the Belmonts, J. Pier? pont Morgan and John W. Gates, in? cluding Louisville and Nashville and the Atlantic Coast Line transactions, and also has extensive interests in mines in California." Baron Alphonse was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts, a member of the French Institute and a commander of the Legion of Honor. He leaves two children?Baron Edouard and Baroness Beatrix. He has two surviving broth? ers?Baron Gustav and Baron Edmond. President Loubct, Premier Rouvier ind many other officials, financiers and diplomats called at the Rothschild resT dence during the day to express their condolences with thc family. Trading on the Bourse opened with? out perceptible decline. The markets showed some hesitation, but the an? nouncement of the death of Baron Al? phonse de Rothschild produced little effect upon values. SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY. Nephew of Mrs. Stanford Oilers Reward Por Evidence ol Poisoning. Schenectady, N. Y. (Special).?In?rc sponse to a telephone query from this city, Welton Stanford, who is now at his summer horne at Lake George, said ihat he had offered a reward of $1,000 for proof that his aunt, Mrs. Leland Stanford, of San Francisco, who died in Honolulu from thc effects of poison, and information leading to the convic? tion of the person who administered it. He stated that he had received official reports of her illness and death from the attending physicians from Honolulu, and that he was not satisfied that she died a natural death. He further said he believed that she died from the ef? fects of poison, and that no examina? tion of certain capsules administered to Mrs. Stanford during her illness had been made. Mr. Stanford was not named as a beneficiary in her will, al? though he inherited a large sum after the death of Senator Stanford, her hus? band. Fighting In Albania. Cctinje, Montenegro (Special).? Fighting has been in progress for three days between Mussulmans and Chris? tians in the villages of Baritze and Krupis/e, in the district of Tashlidzha, Albania, and at Kossova, Albania, near the Montcnegran frontier. It is report? ed that a number of men have been kill id or wounded. The fighting continues, the troops are powerless to restore order, and re-enforccments have been sent to the scenes of the disturbances. The Mussulmans suddenly and unexpectedly ittacked the Christians. Three Employes Killed. Williamsport, Pa. (Special).-After n wild dash down a steep mountain grade on thc Susquehanna and Eaglesmen Railroad, three employes of the road were killed. They were riding on a work car, and when it was too late to stop at thc head of the grade they found that the brake stick had been forgotten. At frightful speed they crashed into a train at the foot ofthe grade. Several of he workmen saved themselves by jumping when it was found that tin car could not be stopped, and were only slightly injured. NEWS IN SHORT ORDER. The Latest Happenings Condensed tor Rapid Reading. Domestic^ Louis Levin, formerly in business at 119 Bleecker street, who was arrested in Baltimore and convicted in New York of grand larceny in the first degree on the complaint of William Meyer & Co., who were one of the many firms that accused the defendant of swindling, was sentenced by Judge Fister to not less than three, nor more than three years and one month, in state prison. The motion of Frank B. Lord, which sought to restrain the directors of the Equitable Life Assurance Society from mutualizing Ihe company, was granted by Justice Maddox in the Supreme Court in Brooklyn. At Winona Lake the report of the committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church on 'forms of worship was recommitted. The ques? tion will come before the next General Assembly. At Fort Worth, Tex., the General As? sembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church voted against federation, but continued its committee for conference with other branches of the church. At the meeting of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of thc Lutheran Church, in Springfield, O., Mrs. P. A. Heilman, of Baltimore, was elected president. The First National Bank, of Barber? ton, 0., has been ordered closed by the Jomptroller of the Currency on the ground that the bank is insolvent. The capital stock is $50,000. At Birmingham, Ala., Isaac Waites, secretary of thc Mississippi Cannel Coal Company, was mysteriously murdered in front of his home during Thursday night. Jesse B. Anthony, superintendent of the Masonic Home, at Utica, N. Y., dropped dead just after reading the burial service over an inmate of the home. One man is dead and several are se? riously injured as the result of a com? bat among rival gangs on the East Side of New York. Former Judge Alton B. Parker made an address before the Illinois State Bar Association on "The Lawyer in Public Affairs." Charles H. Van Brunt, presiding jus? tice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, is dead. At Topeka Kan., .Secretary Shaw gave assurances that the government is not facing bankruptcy. According to New York advices, new interests have entered the Norfolk and Southern Railway. At Peoria, 111., Richard Higgins was acquitted of the murder of Mrs. Nellie Thomasson. Sections of Iowa were visited by frost. J. B. Young, president of the failed Goldfield Bank and Trust Company of Goldfield, Nev., and Francis L. Burton have been arrested in San Francisco. The centennial celebration of the Grand Commandery Masonic Knight Templars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island was held at Boston. William J. Bryan, as administrator of the estate of the late Philo S. Bennett, appeared in the Probate Court of New Haven. A final settlement of the difficulties growing out of the corner in Northern Pacific Railway stock has been reached. C. J. C. Wyngaarden left New York commissioned to secure desirable immi? grants for South Carolina. Over 400 mules perished in a fire that destroyed the stables of Maxwell & Crouch and Sparts Brothers, near East St. Louis. The total loss is estimated -ti $100,000. For the purpose of restoring order on ihe Island of Samar, in the Philippines, the military will assume charge at the request of the chief of the constabulary. The four-story dormitory of the Rog? er Williams University, near Nashville, Tenn., an institution for the instruction of negroes, was destroyed by fire. Erhard Adolf Matthissen, a former partner in the banking-house of August Belmont, died at his summer home, on the Hudson River. A passenger train on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was wrecked near Columbia. Tenn., and eight per? sons were injured. Wesley G. Parker, teller of the Arkan? sas National Bank of Hot Springs, is missing, and his accounts are short. William T. McKee was arrested in Chicago on the charge of being the man? ager of a get-rich-quick concern. A delegation of more than 100 Meth? odist ministers marched in procession to the Philadelphia City Hall to protest against thc proposed lease of the gas works. A 20-story apartment-house is to bc erected in Brooklyn by well-known fi? nanciers as a philanthropic enterprise. No family will be taken that has not at least one child. Dagmar E. Turnberg and her sister Dora, two young women stenographers, were struck and instantly killed by a passenger train near. Chicago. The store and house of Vinceno Pa lumbo, of Moncssen, Pa., were dyna? mited because thc owner ignored the de? mands of the Black Hand. Joseph O'Connell, a boy, shot and kill? ed his father, Thomas O'Connell, in Heliport, R. I. The shooting was done in self-defense. loreign. llcllmut Wessel will be tried at Thorn, Prussia, charged with swindling and selling plans of German fortresses to France while an instructor in thc artillery and engineer school at Charlot tenburg. The Federation of Labor Unions in Paris is considering a proposition to make a demonstration against King Al? fonso when he comes to the French capital. Christians and Jews joined forces in cleaning out the disreputable houses in Warsaw. Private apartments where women had been living under thc pro? tection of aristocratic men were also wrecked. Reports from Zhitomir, Province of Volrynia, say the tension between thc Jews and the Christians is increasing and that both sides are arming. Thc Council of the Russian Empire has increased the appropriation for pub? lic education by $625,000. Students have taken the places of the striking street-cleaners in Stockholm. WARSAW SCENE OF HORROR Eight Killed and a Hundred Wounded in Riots. COSSACKS HR: ON THE MOB. A Remarkable Conflict Between the Respect? able Jewish Socialist Class and the Disreput? able Element?Crowds ol Nen and Boys Witt Axes Smash In the Doors pf Disreput? able Houses. Warsaw (By Cable).?The riots be? tween the classes of Jews continues with even greater ferocity. The disturbances continued all day, and were still in progress late at night. Eight persons .have already been killed and loo wounded, 19 seriously. The damage to property has been consider? able. There has been no pillaging, but the destruction of the furniture in the various houses has been absolute. The mob, armed with axes, smashed the doors and windows and brought the furniture out on the streets, where they broke it into small pieces. The owners of the furniture in attempting to defend .their belongings were attacked, beaten and even killed. Knives and revolvers were used freely and many persons were terribly injured. A correspondent spent several hours in the disturbed district, but'did not see a single active policeman. During the day patrols occasionally appeared, but they regarded the proceedings as merely spectators. The character of the disturbances is unprecedented. The whole affair is a conflict between the respectable Jewish socialist classes and the disreputable Jewish element. There are conflicting stories as to the origin of the -trouble. One report is to thc effect that the re? spectable Jews, tired of hearing the numbers of their race called keepers of disorderly houses, thieves and usurers and other opprobrious names, resolved, as the police were receiving brides for protecting disreputable houses and per? sons, to take the matter into their own hands. Another report has it that Jewish roughs, in the guise of members of the Bund were levying blackmail upon shop? keepers, thus enraging the Socialists. In any case, the Socialists seemingly de? termined on a crusade against the unde? sirable persons of their own race, with the result that crowds of men and boys are now systematically ruining the dis? reputable houses. Extraordinary scenes were witnessed when the crowds visited the better sec? tion of the city and demolished apart? ments filled with costly effects. Ward? robes, pianos and mirrors were thrown out "of the windows. The mob in the streets left open spaces for the falling articles and then completed the work of destruction. In one place a quantity of valuable jewelry was taken out and deliberately smashed with stones. The whole affair was carefully organ? ized. The leaders were supplied with thc addresses of thc owners of disrepu? table houses, and scarcely a single resort in Warsaw escaped destruction. KILLED AND MAIMED IN TROLLEY CRASH. One Car Stopped at Crossing and Following Car Struck lt. Baltimore, Md. (Special).?As the re? sult of a rear-end collision of two elec? tric cars on the Westport line of the United Railways about 12:30 o'clock A. M., at the point where thc Wabash Railroad tracks cross Maryland avenue in Westport, one man was killed and about forty-seven persons, both white and colored, and including men and wo? men, were either seriously or slightly injured. The motorman of the second car, Se? bastian Heldorfer, who resides at 1007 Ridgely street, is among the injured, and at the hospital it was stated that his skull is probably fractured. The two cars were among the last of the night to make the trip from the river resorts, such as Klein's and Wern? er's Parks, etc., to the city, and they were, of course, well filled with people who had remained at the resorts as late as possible. The first car had left Klein's Park about 12:05 o'clock and was proceeding to the city. It went down the steep grade on Maryland avenue, Westport, and had reached the point where the tracks of the Wabash Railroad cross that street. The conductor had alighted and was just about to signal thc motor? man to go ahead, as thc tracks were 'clear, when a second Westport car, which had been following the first, came rush? ing down the grade and crashed into the car standing at the Wabash tracks. Fatal Crash In Georgia. Augusta, Ga. (Special).?Two men were killed, one fatally injured, two probably fatally and three slightly in? jured in a collision between a passenger trolley car and a Louisville and Nash? ville coal car on Augusta-Aiken Rail? way. The accident occurred at the foot of a steep grade several miles from Augusta, near Clearwater, S. C. The coal car broke away from thc motor car at the top of a hill and swept down? ward for several hundred yards, ac? quiring such momentum thal when it collided with the passenger car return? ing to Augusta it ground thc lighter car into kindling wood. Bank Failure in Canton. Canton, Ohio (Special).?The Canton Slate Bank closed its door. It was stated by directors that thc failure was due to investments made by thc vice-president, \V. L. Davis. He gave as security to thc hank property valued at $170,000 several days ago, but it is said that it will not pay his obligations. Money belonging to the public schools of Canton is deposi? ted in the bank. It is stated by" Clearing ?louse Association officials that no other Canton bank will be involved. MORE CARNEGIE HEROES. The Commission Makes Awards of Money and Medals. Pittsburg (Special).?At the May meeting of the Carnegie Hero Fund Com? mission, which was held in the board rooms of the Carnegie Steel Company here the initial awards were made. Nine cases were acted favorably upon by the commission. Three silver medals and six bronze medals were awarded. Three widows whose husbands lost their lives in the performance of acts of heroism were cared for by the commission, and in one case a money grant was made to a heroine for educational purposes. The commission made a grant of $10,000 to the general fund for the relief of the de? pendents upon the victims of the Brock? ton (Mass.) disaster, which occurred March 20. The awards as made are, in brief, as follows: Miss Ernestine F. Atwood, aged 17, I student, of Melrose, Mass., for saving the life of Harry M. Smith, 36 years of age,, of Quincy, Mass., on August 22, 1904, re? ceived a medal and $500. Alexander Cameron," a painter, aged 27, of Lindsay, Canada, was awarded a silver medal for rescuing George H. Bryans, an 8-year-old schoolboy, on April 24, 1904. Gideon King Marshall, aged 39, a car? penter, lost his life at Springdale, Alle? gheny county, Pa., on May 25, 1904, while attempting to rescue Arthur Truby. Mrs. Marshall was awarded a silver medal and $500. Seymour J. Leighton, aged 41, a ma chinest, was drowned in the Merrimac River while trying to rescue two school? girls on July 4, 1904, near Lawrence, Mass. Leighton's widow was awarded a bronze medal and $600. Thomas McCann, aged 32, a draw tender on the bridge at Portland, Maine, tried to save an 8-year-old schoolboy from drowning on June 29, 1904, but was drowned. Mrs. McCann was award? ed a bronze medal and $600. Lavinia Steele, aged 27, a library cata? loguer of Des Moines, Iowa, on Decem? ber 9, 1904, saved the life of George E. Hill, a law student at Iowa City, Iowa, who had broken through the ice. Miss Steele was awarded a bronze medal. Louis A. Baumann, Jr., aged 17, a farmer, was awarded a bronze medal for saving the life of a companion while swimming near Penn township, Alle? gheny county, Pa., on July 17, 1004. John J. Riley, aged 44, a ticket-seller, for rescuing a would-be suicide who jumped into the ocean at Coney Island, near New York, on August 15, 1904, was awarded a bronze medal. John J. Healy, aged 24, hospital at? tendant at Ellis Island, was awarded a bronze medal for saving the life of a servant girl who jumped into the water May 16, 1904, with suicidal intent. ? LIVED WITH BROKEN NECK. For Nearly a Year Brooklyn Man Survived An Accident. New York (Special).?After lying for nearly a year in St. Catherine's Hos? pital, Brooklyn, with a broken neck, Thomas O'Brien, 21 years old, is dead. His case has attracted widespread inter? est in medical circles, it being one of the few recorded instances of a man thus in? jured living for any length of time. O'Brien met with thc accident last August. He was calling on a young woman, who asked him to fix a clothes? line that had caught in the pulley. O'Brien leaned out of a window, lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of 20 feet, landing on his head. The physicians then said that the man's death was but a question of hours. But O'Brien fooled them. After remaining unconscious for a whole day, he began to revive. He recovered thc use of his hands, but paralysis set in recently, and soon the lower part of his body from the waist down became im? movable. LIVE WASHINGTON AFFAIRS. Major John M. Carson, the veteran newspaper correspondent, will be ap? pointed chief of the Bureau of Manu? facturers, Department of Commerce and Labor, to succeed Mr. J. Hampton Moore, resigned. John A. Rcnson, of San Francisco, under indictment for bribery and con? spiracy in appropriating public lands to his own use, gave bond in the sum of $15,000. The Bureau of Statistics of the De? partment of Commerce and Labor has issued a statement regarding the indus? tries of Porto Rico. An effort was made to induce Presi? dent Roosevelt to take an active inter? est in thc affairs of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Governor Warfield called on the Pres? ident and suggested that the remains of John Paul Jones be interred on Peggy Stewart Day. Secretary Morton when he retires from the Cabinet, in July, will accept the presidency of a large New York bank? ing house. The Comptroller of the Currency has been advised of the failure of the First National Bank of Lexington, Ok. President Roosevelt received the Am? bassador of Brazil. President Roosevelt will not order a federal investigation pf the affairs of thc Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York. Dominic Murphy, of the District of Columbia, was appointed consul to Bor? deaux, France, to succeed the late A. W. Tourgcc. The further investigation of thc Loom? is-Mowen episode has been postponed, awaiting the arrival of Minister Rus? sell. Chairman Martin A. Knapp, of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and Commissioner Clements gave their views to thc Senate committee on the rate problem. Taul Grand d'Hautvillc, of Newport. R. I., has been appointed secretary of the American Legation at thc Nether? lands and Luxemburg. President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft had a conference with reference to the Loomis-Bowen controversy. There is no basis for the rumor of an impending general shakeup in the Prfodent's Cabinet. NEEDS OF SOUTH STATED Paliament Adopts a Number of Reso? lutions. AN OPEN DOOR FOR IMMIGRANTS. Nie Last Day of tbe Parliament's Sessions Was Devoted Largely to tbe Consideration fl Resolutions-Ask That Tobacco Tax Be Reduced and Wider Markets Found For Cotton Goode. Washington, D. C. (Special).?Mem ?W'of the Southern Industrial Parlia rifct called upon President Roosevelt in i body, and each delegate was presented yivrdualjy to the President. 4*r. WC A. Erwin, of Durham, N. C., i leading cotton manufacturer, in an ad iress to the parliament, mentioned the Prasid-fnt in laudatory terms and was oudly applauded. The last day of the parliament's ses? sions was devoted largely to the con? sideration of resolutions. Some of the -esolutions were sent to the table, but some of them were tabled without dis :ussiott as being outside the jurisdiction oi the work of thc parliament. Finally, before adjournment was taken, it was decided that all tabled resolutions be icted upon when the parliament again issembles some months hence. Prof. Gifford Pinchot, chief of the Bureau of Forestry, addressed the par? liament on the importance of caring for the timber lands of the South. "Noth? ing," he said, "is more vital to the con :inuance of the industrial prosperity of -he South than the question of forest preservation, and no question is more pressing at the present time. A large part of the natural wealth of the South is in its forests. In the market value oi the product lumber in the South stands next to cotton. The census of 1880 found the Southern States furnish? ing less than 12 per cent, of the total lumber products of the country. That oi 1900 found the South furnishing 25 per cent. The South, in yellow pine ilone, in 1900 furnished over one-fourth oi the total sawed lumber of the United States and over one-third of the total rut or soft wood. The market value of the product of Southern lumber in 1000, including Kentucky and Tennessee, was nearly $180,000,000. Thc value of the :otton crop in the same year, including seed, was only little short of $500,000, XX). "The plain and simple question which lies before the people of the South today is, Shall the forests remain a continuous power for thc production of wealth, or snail they be destroyed in harvesting the present stand? By thc first method their resources will be available for successive, generations. By the second method, ivhich is now commonly practiced, the permanent impoverishment of the South through the obligation of what should be one of its leading industrial resources will be brought about." The Bureau of Forestry, he said, stands ready to co-operate with States n forest preservation. Col. J. S. Cunningham, of North Car? alba, president of the North Carolina Tobacco Growers' Association, offered a resolution favoring the removal of the tobacco tax. He declared that tobacco sells so low in the South that small growers cannot earn enough to support themselves growing it, and that many negroes were abandoning their small to? bacco farms and going to the cities in search of work. Representative Bankhead, of Alabama, suggested that there was no possibility of the tobacco tax being removed by Congress, although he thought it might be reduced. At the suggestion of Sena? tor Simmons, of North Carolina, the resolution was amended and unanimous? ly adopted in the following form: Resolved, That as tobacco is the only agricultural crop taxed in the United States we urge our Representatives in Congress to reduce the tax on tobacco. A committee of which Governor Rob? ert B. Glenn, of North Carolina, will be chairman will, by direction of the par? liament, be appointed by Governor Glenn for thc purpose of preparing a statement of the resources, needs and advantages of the South. NO POWER TO INVESTIGATE. The Prcsldnt Cannot Appoint An Equitable Commission. Washington, D. C. (Special).?It is stated that there will be no investigation af the Equitable Life Assurance Society by a Federal commission or any other commission appointed by thc President. Thc Commissioner of Corporations, who has been inqurinig into the law on this subject, at thc request of the Presi? dent, informed Mr. Roosevelt that there was no legal authority for him to ap? point a commission of investigation for 1 specific case of this character. Mr. Garfield takes the ground that only Con? gress can delegate such authority. Thc law creating thc Department of Com ntrcc and Labor empowers the Bureau ni Corporations to make general inquir? ies into interstate business, hut it is made for the information of the Government, except in such cases as the President may decide to make public. In the case of the Standard Oil Com? pany, the House hy a resolution directed ibe present investigation, specifically naming the corporation to be investi tated. Some such action by Congress, il is held, would he necessary before a ' rtnmission appointed hy the President could make any inquiry into the Equi? table affair. To Be Sent By Roosevelt. Paris (By Cable).?At a meeting of lie Council of Ministers under the Pres? idency of M. I.oubet, Foreign Minister Ivlrassc announced that, responding to in invitation of lin- French Government President Roosevelt had decided lo send 1 military mission to attend the grand nnncuvers of the French Army in Au? gust or September. About 40,000 troops viii participate under General Brugerc. rile military attache herc has heretofore ?epresented the United States. GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY. Arthur W. Machen Gets Another Peoltenllary Sentence. Washington, D. C. (Special).?By pleading guilty to the charge of conspir? ing to defraud the Government, Aug? ust W. Machen, formerly superintend? ent of free-delivery of the Postoffice Department, when arraigned under the joint indictment with W. G. Crawford and George E. Lorenz, received a sen? tence of jtwo years in the Moundsville (W. Va.) Penitentiary, and escaped trial on ii other indictments. The District Attorney has agreed to quash the re? maining indictments. In passing sentence Justice Wright, presiding over Criminal Court No. 1, District of Columbia, said he would take into consideration the facts that the Government would be relieved of the ex? pense and time necessary to further trials, and make the sentence much less than if the defendant had not pleaded guilty. ? The two years' sentence will begin upon the execution of a like term given him upon conviction on the indictment on which Machen, Lorenz and Diller B., and Samuel Groff were tried about a year ago. One year will be saved by Machen for good conduct in the peni? tentiary, and will reduce the total penal? ties on account of his irregularities in the postal service to three years. When the Machen-Crawford-Lorcnz case was called, District Attorney Beach asked that Crawford be first arraigned. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty, and Machen was then arraigned. A severance had been asked by District Attorney Beach for the trial of Crawford and Machen, but this was denied by Jus? tice Wright. The plea entered by Mach? en will accomplish the same purpose, and Crawford will be tried separately, a severance having been granted pre? viously for the trial of Lorenz. Machen begged the permission of the Court to explain his action. He said: "It is due to the Court, to my devoted wife and the children who bear my name, to my parents, to the counsel who have loyally defended and advised me, to my loyal and steadfast friends, and to myself, that an explanatory statement be made by me. "Although I did not directly or indi? rectly interfere with or attempt to in? fluence the competitive bids under which the contract set forth in the indictment was awarded and executed, yet I held an interest in the contract and shared in the profits accruing from it. I did not know or supposed at that time that I was violating the law, nor was there any intention on my part to injure or defraud the United States. I am advised by counsel, however, that the acceptance of the money alleged to have been re? ceived by me in the indictment consti? tuted, under the circumstances, a tech? nical violation of the statute. "Embarrassed as I am by my present situation and surrounded with all the disadvantages which are its consequence, I am from that fact alone in almost a defenseless position. I shall, therefore, willingly submit to any penalty which the Court may deem proper to impose upon me under the plea which I have en? tered. "In my closing words, and with all thc force and earnestness at my com? mand, let me urge that my plea shall not affect thc interests of the other de? fendants under this indictment." WILLIAM ZIEGLER DEAD. Backer of Arctic Exploration! Passes Away. New York (Special).?William Zieg? ler, the capitalist and promoter of Arc? tic exploration, died at his country home, near Noroton, Conn. Mr. Ziegler's illness dates back to Oc? tober, 1904, when he and another man were driving through the estate. The horses bolted, the buggy was overturned, and Mr. Ziegler, clinging to the reins, was dragged face downward. He was picked up unconscious, and for weeks vas in a precarious condition. He was hurt internally, and, to add to the com? plications, had swallowed a large quan? tity of dirt, which lodged in his intes? tines. Specialists from New York treated him, and after several months he recov? ered sufficiently to go about the estate. Six weeks ago he began to fail again. The decline was rapid. Then came a serious accident to his adopted son. Playing in bed one morn? ing, the 12-year-old youngster was caught on the steel hook of a folding bed and tore a great hole in his thigh. The boy was in a serious condition for a long time, but he is now out of danger. Worriment over thc boy and a return of the intestinal trouble caused Mr. Ziegler's critical condition. A member of Mr. Ziegler's household said: There was an understanding between Mr. Ziegler and Mr. Champ, his secre? tary, that if anything should happen to Mr. Ziegler the Arctic expedition of re? lief for the lost explorer, Fiala, should go right along. Mr. Ziegler's death will in no way affect this expedition." Drowned Hersell and Babies. Dallas, Texas (Special).?A special to thc News from Sulphur Springs, Texas, siys: "Mrs. Tip Sairders drowned her? self and three children in a creek near her home, two miles south of herc. The oldest child was a boy 6 years of agc. The other children were girls, aged 3 ycn.rs and io months, respectively. The tragedy, it is said, was the result of do? mestic trouble. The woman's husband left home in the morning to work on the public road. Returning for dinner, he found a note on thc table from Mrs. Sanders, telling him that he would find the bodies of his wife and children in the creek." MNANCIAL Money is going West from Eastern centers of finance. Philadelphia bank clearings were $26, 154,000, a gain of $11,500,000. Fully three-fourths of all brokers and traders now are on thc bear side. Vice-president J. W. Patterson, of thc Wabash-Pittsburg Terminal, has resign? ed, thus following President Ramsay. Baldwin's has received orders for twenty locomotives, half , of them for thc Seaboard Air Line, and half for the Mobile & Oh'o. GAME OF WAR STRATEGY ? Generals tyama and Linevitch Watch Each Other. SITUATION TENSE IN MANCHURIA. Each Side ls Trying to Find Out tbe Weak and Strong Points of the Other-A Number ol Engagements Reported- Report That Com* inundations With Vladivostok Have Been Cut Denied. Gunshu Pass, Manchuria (Special).? The situation :; very tense. The rival commanders are watching each other like hawks, but there has been no decisive mo\e yet on the part of Field Marshal Oyama. Lieutenant General Rennen kamff* made a bold reconnaissance at the cost of several hundred casualties. It is possible that it was Rcnnenkampff's cav? alry which penetrated southwest of Kak umen. A dispatch from Tokio May 22 said: "A body of the enemy's cavalry, dis? mounted, attacked Tushed, on the right bank of the Liao River, 13 miles southwest of Fakumen, on the morning of May 20. After an engagement last? ing two hours the enemy retreated in disorder toward thc southwest, aban? doning 300 men killed or wounded." Tokio (By Cable).?Imperial army $< headquarter made the following an? nouncement : "On the afternoon of May 21 a bat? talion of Hussion infantry and six squad? rons of cavalry attacked thc northern height at Chinyanpao, io miles north oi Wesyuanpaomeu. but were repulsed. On the morning of May 22 a battalion of Russian infantry and three troops of cavalry advanced along the Kirin-Tao Lu roads towards Chienchentzu, and one company of infantry gained the western height near the village, but were repulsed. "The Russian cavalry on the right bank of the Liao River commenced a re? treat on thc morning of May 22, and at 5 o'clock in the afternoon the enemy had reached a point south of Talun. which lies 17 miles west of Fakumen. "With thc exception of small colli? sions, there is otherwise no change in the situation." St. Petersburg (By Cable).?General Linevitch under date of May 23 rcportt that a Russian detachment successfully attacked the Japanese trenches on thc heights north of the station of Chang tufti May 21, forcing the Japanese to evacuate their trenches. The authorities here have no con? firmation of the report telegraphed from Tokio to the London Daily Telegraph to the effect that the Japanese have cut the railroad to Vladivostok and isolated that fortress. Thc director of tele? graphs informed the Associated Press today that there arc two lines to Vladi? vostok, one direct by Way of Khat>? rovsk. Siberia, and tlie other via Har? bin. The former is working and no in? terruption of the latter had been report? ed from Harbin, whence messages are constantly arriving. Inquiries on thc subject have been dispatched to Harbin. Later in the day replies were received from Harbin saying that both the rail? road and the telegraph lines to Vladi? vostok were working. WARRANTS OUT FOR OFFICERS. Goldfield, Nev., Bank and Trust Company Hat Closed Its Doors. Goldfield, Nev. (Special).?The Gold? field Bank and Trust Company closed its doors. President J. B. Young and Cashier J. R. Boal have left town. The liabilities to depositors arc $82,000, and the cash on hand $200. President Young is in San Francisco. He carried with him $34,000 in promissory notes and "523,000 in stocks, and wired that ho would realize on them in a day or two. Warrants have been sworn out for both Young and Boal, and also for a lawyer named Burton, who was allowed by Young to overdraw his account with? in the past three days $8,000. The prin? cipal sufferers arc small tradesmen and merchants. LIVES LOST IN A STORM. Serious Damage Pone to Crops la Maaj Sect ons of Texas. Dallas, Tex. (Special).?Several lives were lost and serious damage was done to crops in many sections of Texas by the terrific wind and rain storm that prevailed in many sections. Streams are out of their banks and bridges have been washed away. In the northwest part of Haskell Coun? ty fourteen houses were destroyed, the two children of Will Tounds, near Marcy, were killed, and Mrs. Tounds was found unconscious and will die. Mr. Tounds escaped with slight bruises. Two Killed By Cars. Chicago (Special).?Dagmar E. Turn berg and her sister, Dora, two young wo? men stenographers, were struck and in? stantly killed by a passenger train near Forest Glen. They were in a group of five young womerr who sought to evade a freight train that was approaching on thc other track. Thc other three es? caped injury. Extra Session of Congress. Washington, D. C. (Special).?Presi? dent Roosevelt reiterated his intention to call Congress in extra session on Oc? tober 16 next to consider rallroad-rata legislation. A Cal fcrnla Tragedy. San Francisco (Special).?It is re? ported that a man named Peterson, at Ross Valley. Marin county, shot and killed his wife, shot his five children, killing three of them outright, and then committed suicide. President Pays For Trains. Denver, Colo. (Special).?The Colo? rado railroads used by President Roose? velt in his recent trip through this State have received money for the service, in accordance with his policy not to accept favors from thc railroads. The Penn? sylvania Railroad received a check cov? ering thc expenses of the entire tour, and apportioned the money among thc Denver and Southern and the Colorado Midland roads, which handled the Pres? idential special while it was in this State. THE OLD DOMINION 3 ,a(est News Gleaned From All Over the State. While hitching a young mule John enry Cobb, of Buckingham County, as kicked. His skull was fractured and i was injured internally. Mr. Cobb is leading planter of his county and is a other-in-law of Mayor IL A. Maurice, i Manchester. J. A. Stringer, a well-known citizen Manchester, has disappeared, and hisj iends fear foul play. He has not been cn since he left home Saturday morn- \ S Leonard C. Carson probably was fatal injured by a fall from the new Capi I building, Richmond. The Corporation Commission has lartered the Colbounr Bros.' Oyster Dtnpany, of Whealton, with a capital of 0,000. A S. Colbourn is president, G. . Howeth vice-president and W. W. arshall treasurer. Morris henton and Henry -^Jorl. iwnbrokers, of Portsmouth, were arl sted by United States Marshal Wesf i the charge of receiving revolvers hich were stolen from the United ates Government. Thc revolvers ai?J dued at $15 each, and it is alleged] at Henry Crofutt, a -sergeant of rn** ties, sold one and J. Miller, a mariri'iL lld the other. These are the speciricj larges which will be presented to the and jury now, but recently thc officer* i the navy seized many wagon loads of operty in the stores of the pawrrbrok s said to be worth $10,000. The com andant of the station and the officers t the court have de!'^, dned to sup *ess stealing from AasamL /""*? and t'ne^ 1^ WAmmsm\\\\ Two tickets have bcen^mnoun^JWH ie approaching Lexington murrifipffi cction?the incumbent, Mayor Samuel . Walker, Jr., and Capt. W. F. Fier )ti, former Mayor of thc town. Mfiyor, balker's Council is comp 1 ed of Messrs.: aul M. Penick. W. P. Irwin, C. R. >eaver, G. W. Offlightcr, A. G. Hutton nd Dr. Hunter Pendleton. All except ie last two are members of the present ouncil. Capt. Pierson's associates are ?r. James Lewis Howe, Dr. Reid White, lessrs. M. B. Corse, Lawrence Ent? ree, L. B. Miller and T. II. Boley. he election will take place June 13. Virginia Institute, Bristol, has -jitft losed a successful year. Thc annual Ii? rary address was delivered by Dr. W^-j >. Pickard, of Lynchburg. The your idies receiving diplomas wer? ates, Moffett, Floy Harris, Selma Bur-j in, Emma Gholston, Alice HuskinsJ ynthia Orr, Pauline Cody and Marian ohnson. Gardiner & Clark and Malian & Tyree, vo wholesale produce firms, of Da* ere burned out. The two concerr jpy a three-story brick structure, y Mr. J. R. Jopling. The insurar uilding and goods will nearly ic K'3s. The new catalogue of the Vitj olytechnic Institute shows the umber of students who have ma| ited for the session of 1*904-1905 28. Among these there are nie early every State in the Union, na, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Ne md, Santo Domingo and Spain, ic senior class of 103 it is expecte bout 75 or 80 will receive diplom^ ommencement day. The Jewish congregation of T? immanuel, of Roanoke, has purcl ie church property of thc United Bi :n and will in the future occupy if, plate of worship. Engineer A. A. Li?ko.us, Dlk and Western Railroad, had and crushed off under his engj ight last week at Glade Spring, nder the engine adjusting a ic machinery when thc engineer*1 thcr locomotive attached to the rain pulled thc throttle, starting rain. Mr. Linkous, whose home is Ackers, barely escaped with his life, allowing night some miscreant he westbound passenger ti Jorfolk and Western SOO* ?ft Marion. Thc ball passed thrt tie day coach within a few inches of ead of the conductor, Captain Walt News has been received in Bri hat Manager Kenyon, of the Hell .umber Company, met a tragic ri the mountains near Damascus. A ar ran away down thc mountain^, ollided with a car on which Mr. K< on was seated. He was thrown um he wheels and instantly killed, his bo icing mangled. Mr. Kenyon was ar o years old. His home was at Ca*j rovia, N. Y. It is reported in Bristol, although eport lacks confirmation, that Geol .. Carter has bought thc coal and ni] ral interests of thc Interstate Coal ron Company, in Southwest Virgij riic price reported to have been br the company's possessions is %'i roo. The civil engineer pf the tate Company has left" Souf finia and is lookirrg after the coj nterests in lower East Tcnncssc Elbert Boyd, a young man o have been tried at Blountsvi tor the murder of Thomas las been adjudged insane by a jury that heard evidence as to ;al condition. He will be sci isylum. Thc jury's verdict prov*) should Boyd eventually ree** he is to be brought back ar murder. For thc murder of William ton, a highly respected citizen t Bristol, who was shot to death otj 'ast fall, Grover and Clinton! Drothcrs, both yoting men, werc'-i *.o 15 years each in the penitent! litigating circumstance that sat from the death penalty was tha^ heir neighbors had threatened .iolence if they did not leave nunity. Thomas J. Glass, aged 40, 'or the Bristol Gas and Kl pany, was killed almost inst! nad climbed up to the top oi pole to adjust a wire, wh? broke in two at the bort< etching the lineman aKcT lis breast. Glass is survive< ind three little daughters, .nother resides iir Richmond critically ill. Thc board of trustees k-ersity College of Medicir las elected Dr. John F. :hair of clinical obstetrics.