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RTH GAROtIN A AFFAIRS
The News of OW North
in Condensed form.
To Continue Curtailment.
Wilmington, Special. Practically
all the business before the Cotton
Manufacturers' Association of North
Carolina in its second annual meeting
in the auditorium of the Seashore
Hotel was completed at the one ses
sion and adjournment was to a date
and place next year to be decided
later by the executive committee. The
most important action taken with
reference to the textile industry in
the State revolved upon recommen
dations contained in the annual re
port of President R. M. Miller, Jr.,
of Charlotte. The matter of most
vital public concern was in regard
to the curtailment of the product of
the mills which was strongly urged
by Mr. Miller, who advocated letting
the demand get hungry before feed
ing: it and at the same time let some
of the commission houses and buyers-.
remain hungry for some time. It was
decided to continue the programme of
curtailment until September 1st, the
following resolution by A. A. Thomp
son, of Raleigh, being unanimously
adopted. "Resolved That we recom
mend that the curtailment suggested
by the executive committee in Char
lotte be continued until September
1st and that no orders be accepted
that will not return to a mill a new
dollar for an old one." Thirty-five
of" the leading mills in the State were
represented in person at the meeting,
while a great many other spinners
sent letters approving of the program
and signifying their willingness to
abide the action of the convention in
all matters affecting the trade. The
morning session of the convention
was dispensed with on account of the
failure of a number of the members
to arrive on the early trains.
Meeting of Young Women.
Asheville, Special. Much interest
is being manifested at the Young
Women's Christian association con
ference, in session at the Kenilworth
Inn, near Asheville, and a large num
ber of delegates and visitors attend
ed the sessions Tuesday. In the morn
ing Dr. W. W. White led the Bible
study class. Another class wes ad
dressed by the Rev. Dr. Veach on
''Development of the Spiritual
Life," while "The Book of Mark"
was the subject of discourse by Miss
Cutler. On the adjournment of the
Bible stndy classes the mission work
classes convened, Dr. Murray ad
dressing his class on "The Evangeli
zation of the World," Miss Taylor
spoke on "Mission Work in Japan"
nd Miss Head spoke on "The City
Problem." During the afternoon the
delegates enjoyed a drive over the
TJiltmore estate. Thursday's pro
gramnje was featured hy an addircss
"by Miss Heleu Barnes, national sec
retary of the association, following
"the Bible study classes, The assoeia
tioBvSyhration -was held, witnessed
by a large throng of visitors. Each
State was represented in the parade
"by its various delegations, dressed in
appropriate costumes, decked in their
college colors and singing college
Mr. Ebbs Debarred From Practicing
' Asheville, Special. The I. N. Ebbs
debarment hearing was resumed be
fore Judge Peebles in Superior Court
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock
when Judge Thomas A. Jones, repres
enting the prosecution, was heard in
. reply to the argument of Jeseph 'S.
.Adams, of counsel for the defense.
.After hearing Judge Jones, who cited
numerous authorities, Judge Peebles
made an orefcr debarring Mr. Ebbs
under the statute from the practice
of law in the courts of North Caro
lina. Chautauqua Threat to be Carried Out
Hendersonville, Special. It is ru
mored that Hendersonville is to have
a chautauqua this summer. The old
auditorium which fell in under a bur
den of snow last winter is being re
built and it is thought Vhat Dr. Clar
ence Strouse will make good his
threat to hold another session in Hen
dersonville. Invokes Pardon.
Raleigh, Special Mr. W. L. Reece,
of pobson, has applied! to Governor
Glenn for the pardon of Asbury Bale,
a white man convicted of stealing a
mule and sent tp the penitentiary to
serve a seven-year term. The prison
er has served three and a half years
of his sentence. Mr. Reece invokes
executive clemency on the ground
that the prisoner's health is bad and
bis previous good record, and made
a strong presentation of his case to
the Governor. He is hopeful of se
curing the pardon, the Governor hav
ing taken the matter under advise
ment. To Vote on Street Bonds.
Hendersonville, SpeciaLAn elec
tion will be held July 11th to ratify
tii action of the board of aldermen in
issuing bonds for the laying of the
cement walks on Main street and An
derson avenue. It was held in the
Supreme Court that the issue with
out popular vote was void and this
election is jto be held in order that
the people Anay show their approval
-of the course of progress manifested
Iby the present administration.
Brogden Wins His Suit.
Coldsboro, Special. In the case of
Brogden vs. Sutton for $10,000 dam
itges, which has consumed the time of
the eourt for two days, the jury re
turned a verdict in Brogden 's favor
for $6,000. The suit grew out of the
alleged fact that Brogden 's f ather-5n-law
and his brother-in-law, Mes3r3.
Sutton ,infiuenced Mrs. Brogden to
leave her husband, thus destroying
bis home life. It was further alleged
that Brogden was wounchd1 by the
Sattcns from ambush.
State Gathered land Put i
To Double Its Capacity.
Raleigh, Special. The committee
from the First Presbyterian church,
'of this citj', who have the reorgani
zation of Peace Institute in hand at
present, have issued an announce
ment concerning the sucess of their
undertaking, and they propose to
double the capacity of the institution,
as well as build a residence for the
president. Prof. Henry Jerome
Stockard will continue at the head of
the school, concerning whose manage
ment the committee saj7s: "In the
work accomplished by . President
Stockard, with his willing and effi
cient co-workers, our expectations
have been more than realized. With
the capacity of the buildings taxed
.to its full extent, a corps of teachers
faithful and painstaking in their
work, and a stu&3nt body from the
very best class of patrons of this and
other States, we have had one of the
best years in the history of the insti
tution. Everything has worked
smoothly, and the work accomplish
ed has been gratifying."
Odell Committees Meet.
Greensboro, Special. A joint meet
ing of committees of the creditor
and stockholders of the Odell Manu
facturing Company, of" Concord, of
which Mr. Ceasar Cone, of this city,
is receiver, was held here last week
to consider plans looking to a reor
ganization of the company and the
future disposition of the plant. It
was agreed that the stockholders be
allowed to submit a plan to a meet
ing of creditors to be held in Concord
about July 1st. It is believed that
the stockholders will agree on a plan
that will be acceptable to all concern
ed and that a reorganization of the
company will follow. It was made
clear in the meeting here that the
creditors desire to protect the in
terests of all stockholders.
Young Man Drowned.
Durham, Special Way Ion Mc
Cloud, a young man about 20 years of
age, was drowned in Eno river, some
six miles north of the city. He was
in seining with several others whan
he was 'dragged under the water by
the eyelet of his shoe getting caught
in the seine. He called for help and
several went to his rescue, among
these being W. H. Matthews and his
son, Callie Matthews, about 15 yeras
of age. Both were carried under the
water and but for the presence of
the father of the Matthews boy there
is no doubt that he would have been
drowned. The boy was torn loose
from the grasp of the drowning man
aad placed in a point of sefty and
before McCloud could be rescued he
had gone down the last time.
Elects Teachers by Month.
Salisbury, Special. The school
board of the City of Salisbury met
last week and elected a superintendent
and teachers for the following year.
Before the board elected the teachers
a resolution of significant effect was
adopted. It reads as follows: "Re
solved, That each teacher employed
for the ensuing year shall be employ
ed by the month an dnot by the year,
and np teacher shall be paid except
for actual time taught at the monthly
rate." This resolution was passed in
view of the fact that there is no cer
tainty as to the amount of funds
available for school purposes for the
ensuing year. The present superin
tendent, Mr. I. C. Griffin, was re
elected. Loom Fixer's Ann Torn On.
High Point, Special. A horrible
aceident occurred at Randleman, a
cotton manufacturing town. Green
Ivey, a loom fixer at the plant of
the Randleman Manufacturing Com
pany, while engaged in his duties be
came 'entangled in the machinery and
his right arm was torn off at the
shoulder. There is no hope, for his
Temperance Workers Eentertained.
Spencer, Special. An entertain
ment of unusual interst was given
here by the gentlemen of Spencer
complimentary to the ladies of Spen
cer who took part in the recent tem
perance campaign. W. H. Burton, a
veteranrtemperance worker. presicted
and introduced a number of speakers
who made short addresses expressing
appreciation for the work of the la
dies. Excellent music was furnished
by the Spencer String Band, after
which refreshments were served,
forty young men acting as waiters.
The occassion closed with a theatre
Trezevant, Special. W. L. McCoy,
a local shoemaker, -had about $25 in
money stolen from his stop Monday
while he was away attending to some
business. Mr. McCoy is clerk for the
local camp of the Woodmen of the
World, and was collecting the month
ly assessments from the members of
this order, preparatory to making a
remittance to the head camp at Oma
ha, Neb. No arrests have been made.
Lumberton Methodists to Build.
Lumberton, Special, At a meeting
of the members of the Methodist
church of Lumbertan it was decided
by them to erect a new church build
ing to cost not less than $20,000; of
this amount $7,00 was subscribed. A
.building committee was appointed as
I follows,: Messrs. W. H. Humphrey, G.
;M; Whitfield, C. B. Townsend, A. E.
White, J. P. Stansel, N. H. McWhite
and James Boone, Sr. The new church
wui oe locaieu on toe corner oi
"Eighth and Chestnut streets.
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NEGRO SLAIN BY OFFICER
Whils Trying tjD Avoid Arrest Officer
Swain Shot Him in the Head
Coroner's Jury Fails to Exonorats
on Account of Conflicting Testi
mony. Wiriston-Salem, Special. In a des
perate battle with a police officer in
the eastern part of Salem known as
Happy Hill, Charles Phelps, colored,
was shot and killed by Special Officer
Swain at an early hour Sunday morn
ing. The negro had been arrested on
the charge of gambling but broke
from the officer before he could get
the handcuffs snapped. ' The officer"
followed in hot pursuit and had al
most overtaken the negro when the
latter began "firing at the officer over
his shoulder. The officer took, delib
erate aim at the negro and one shot
ended his life, the bullet taking ef
fect in the head. Dr. E. A. Lockett,
the coroner,, was notified of the kill
ing and summoned a jury and named
4 o'clock Sunday afternoon as the
time for the inquest. Five witnesses
were examined, Special Officer Swain,
a young white man who accompanied
him to make the arrest, and three
negroes, all of -whom werelwitnesses
to the shooting. The evidence was
conflicting. The negroes axd the
white men tolcS a different ; story re
garding the affair. The: negroes
testified that Phelps did not have a
pistol and had not owned one in
years. They said that two shots
were fired by the officer, one when
the negro was only about ' ten feet
away and the second when he was
forty feet away. The officer stated,
and his testimony was corroborated
by the young man with him at the
time, that three shots were fired;
that the negro shot at him twice
before he pulled his pistol. The
shooting occurred shortly after 4
o'clock. It seems that Swain went to
Phelps' house to arrest him for
gambling and was admitted by
Phelps' mother, who aroused her son.
The negro dressed, but before the of
ficer could get the handcuffs on him
he darted off around the house. The
coroner ?s jury found as its verdict
that "Charles Phelps came to his
death at the hands of Special Of
ficer Sam Swain while the deceased
was trying to avoid arrest." Thus
it will be seen that in view of the
conflicting testimony the jury did not
feel justified ifc exonorating the of
ficer and the case will probably be
heard. in the courts.
Neck Broken, He Lived a Week.
Winston-Salem, Special. After
having lived for a week with a brok
en neck, perfectly conscious, able, to
cat, and realizing that the end was
soon to come, Henry E. Disher, who
gad been thrown from his horse while
running a race on a country roadi near
his home, when the animal suddenly
became crazed and plunged headlong
into a cherry tree, died at his home
near Walkertown, in this county. He
was 28 years old, and was conscious
until midnight Monday. At all times
the young man appeared perfectly
conscious and could talk in an intel
ligent manner upon any subject. His
tongue and brain were untouched by
the paralytic stroke which rendered
all other parts of his body numb
and senseless. Mr. Disher was a
great lover of blooded horses and so
was his brother, so the two decided
to run a race with the result that
Henry's horse suddely swerved from
the road and plunged into the cherry
tree -.villi the result stated.
Drastic Dog Ordinance.
Asheville, Special. The Asheville
board of aldermen has passed a dras
tic dog ordinance. It provides that
every dog caught on the streets with
out a muzzle or in leasn shall be
taken up and if not claimed inside of
24 hours killed. Violation by owners
of dog3 of sections of the ordinance
is made a misdemeanor and punish
able by a fine of $5. The ordinance
is designed to rid the city of hun
dreds, if not thousands, of dogs now
allowed to run looso on the streets.
Jt was prominently to the front as a
result of a large number of alleged
mad dogs being killed. Several per
sons have been bitten this ; year by
dogs supposed to have the rabies and
the public demanded that drastic ac
tion be taken looking to the better
protection of men, women and chil
dren. Boy Dies of Hydrophobia.
Asheville. Special. Clyde Pinner,
a lad 9 years of age, son of Mr. J.
D. Pinner, a resident of West Asheville,-
died Monday morning at 10
o'clock from the effects of hydropho
bia. The child died in great agony,
although conscious t othe last. Just
before death ensued the child insist
ed that his dog be slain, saying that
he knew he was dying but he wanted
to make sure that his dog would nev
er bite a person and probably cause
such a death.
Threatened Judge's Life.
Ashevilh Special. Considerable
excitement was created on South
Main street, one of the principal bus
iness streets of the city, Monday
evening, when Wiley P. Black, a
former saloonkeeper, appeared on
the street armed with a shotgun, a
rie and three pistols and. threatened
to kill George Spears Reynolds, jus
tice of the city police court.
Pardoned Convict Dies.
Greensboro, Special News was re
ceived here of the death at his home
in Springfield, HL, of George A. Sum
mers, who was pardoned from the
convict road force of Guilford coun
ty a few months ago by Governor
Glenn. Summers was formerly man
ager of the Singer Sewing Machine
Company's office in this city and was
sent to the roads for five years for
embezzling the sum of $1,400 from
that company. He was pardoned on
account of failing health.
Republican Delegates Gather in Chicago
to Make Nominations
WORK ON THE PLATfOEM
With the First Place on the Ticket
Settled, the Platform Agreed .Upon
and the Ssctjid Place in Doubt,
Chicago is Astir With the Tumul
tulous Scenes Which Usher in a
Chicago 111., Special. The great
Republican National Convention to
nominate candidates for president
and viee-presidont opened on Tues
day with tumultuous thousands pres
ent. The preliminaries out of the
way, the convention was divided into
working committees to arrange for
nominations, settle finally all con
tests and prepare a platform. The
principal features of the platform
are agreed upon and are given here.
Judge William H. Taft came to the
convention with plenty of votes to
land the nomination on first ballot.
The five most important planks of
the Republican platform, formulated
by President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Taft and drafted bv Wade H.
Ellis, Attorney General of Ohio, and
now in the possession of prospective
members of the resolutions commit
tee of the national convention for
consideration are hereby given. They
are the planks on trusts, anti-injunction,
railway rate, tariff revision and
currency. . .
THE COLLISEUM, WHERE C
The trust plank is as follows:
"The Republican party passed the
Sherman anti-trust law over Demo
cratic opposition and enforced it af
ter Democratic dereliction. It has
been a wholesome instrument for
good in the hands of a wise and fear
less administration. But expedience
has shown that its effectiveness can
be strengthened and its real objects
better attained by such amendments
as will give to the Federal govern
ment greater supervision and control
over and secure greater publicity in,
the management of that class of inter-State
corporations having power
and opportunity to effect monopolies
and at the same time will not inter
fere with the existence of associa
tions among business men, farmers
and wage earners so long as their
conduct or operation results in a pos
itive benefit to the public."
The railroad plank follows:
"We approve the enactment of a
railroad rate law and a vigorous en
forcement of the present administra
tion of the statutes against rebates
and discrimination as a result of
which the advantages formerly pos
sessed by the large over the small
shipper have substantially disappear
ed. In this connection we commend
the appropriation of $350,000 by the
present Congress in ord;r to enable
the inter-State commerce commission
to thoroughly investigate and give
publicity to the accounts of inter
. "We believe, however, that the inter-State
commerce law-should be
The Richmond Howitzers will
march down the Valley of Virginia
for a practice trip.
A jury in the United States Dis
trict Court at Richmond tVcided that
W. W." Roberson, of Emporia, had a
right to set the spring gun in his
store which killed a man.
Graduates in the schools of law
and medicine at the University of
Virginia were announced.
Herman Billik, the Bohemian tor
tune teller in Chicago, who was to
have been hanged for the poisoning
Of the Vzral family, obtained a
fourth stay to take his case to the
United States Supreme Court.
The American Newspapers Pub
lishers' Association has adopted for
incorporation into the Chicago plat
form a plank which declares for put
ting wood pulp and paper on the free
Hiram Maxim gave a successful
demonstration with his new noiseless
mm "fifelbA mm
f ,r ft , .
William H. Taft.
further amended so as to give rail
roads the right to make and publish
traffic agreements subject to the ap
proval of the commission, but main
taining always the prnciple of com
petition between naturally competing
lines and avoiding the common con
trol of such lines by any means what
soever and we specially favor the en
actment of such legislation as will
provide for Federal restriction
against the over issue of stocks and
bonds by inter-State carriers."
The tariff plank is as follows :
"The Republican party declares
unequivocally for a revision ofthe
tariff by a special session of Congress
immediately following the inaugura
tion of the next President, and) . com
mend the steps already, taken to
this end in the work assigned to the
appropriate committees of the two
iiouses which are now investigating
the operation and effect of existing
schedules. In all tariff legislation
the true principle. of protection is.
best mantained by the imposition of
such duties as -will equal --the- differ
ence between the cost of production
at home and abroad, together th
a reasonable profit to American rn
dus tries, and the benefits that follow;
are best secured by the establish
ment of maximum and minimum
rates which shall be applied automa
tically to the trade of other countries
in acordance with their treatment of
our trade. The minimum should rep
resent the normal measure of protec
tion required for the benefit of our
"The aim and purpose of the Re
publican policy is not only to pre
serve, without excessive duties, that
security against foreign competition
to which American manufacturers,
farmers and producers are . entitled,
but also to maintain the high stand
ard of living of the wage earners of
this country, who are the most direct
beneficiaries of the protective system.
Between the United States and the
Philippines we believe in a free inter-change
of products with such lim
itations as to sugar and tobacco as
will avoid injury to domestic in
terests. ' '
The plank relating to injunctions
is as follows:
"We declare for such an amend
ment of the statutes of procedure in
the Federal courts with respect to
the use of the writ of injunction as
ONVENTION WAS HELD.
will on the one hand prevent the
summary issue of such orders with
out proper consideration, and on the
other will preserve undiminished the
power of the courts to enforce their
process ,to the end that justice may
be done at all times and to all par
ties." The carreney plank contains this
SENATOR J. O. BUKliOWS,
"The Republican party approves
i the Aldrich-Vreeland currency bill,
but only as an emergency measure.
We declare, for a thorough and new
system of currency laws that will be
in accord with the needs of the time
and which would be more adaptable
to the demands of business and more
clastic in its character as a circulat-
j ing medium."
I Telegraphic Briefs.
Governor Hughes again cYcbred
.. he would not accept the nomination
j for vice president.
Harry K. Thaw and his wife be
came reconciled at Matteawan.
The Lustiania smashed three
A man thought to be Albert Cros
by, of Boston, ' an aetor, wa3 gar
roted and brained with a blackjact
by a highwayman in sight of pedes
trians in New. York. . .
Secretary Cortelyou announced the
rules governing the issue of emer
gency currency under the new law.
A contribution to the "Conscience
Fund" of $8,000 in bills waa'-receiv-ed
at the Treasury.
It is estimated that 20,000 people
took part in the great historical
pageant arranged at Vienna in honor
of Emperor Francis Joseph's jubilee.
The court-martial investigating
the loss, by collision with the steam
er St. Paul, of the British cruiser
Gladiator decided that the captain of
the latter was at fault.
BY GOVERNOft WILLSOH
Howard, Accused of Connection
With Goebe! Murder, Released.
FOUR JURY TRIALS FAILED
Struggled For Freedom During Eight
Years With a Noose About J lis
Neck Most Dramatic Case in
Frankfort, Ky. ' By announcing
the pardon of Caleb Powers and
James Howard, Governor Willson
closed the last chapter of one of Ken
tucky's most noted criminal case, in
which the people of all parts of the
United States have formally ex
pressed their interest by signing peti
tions for pardon.
Powers and Howard were both re
leased at once, the former going to a
hotel and the latter taking a train to
Louisville. Friends of Powers say
that he will be taken in triumph to
the Republican National Convention
It Chicago, but Powers insists that he
will remain at his home for some
weeks to regain his health.
Governor Willson has been consid
ering the Powers and Howard cass
tor several weeks. His decision was
made known in a formal statement of
the pardon and his reasons therefor,
which he gave to, the press at once.
Governor Willson also granted a
fardon to Caleb Powers upon the in
llctment pending against him in the
Franklin Circuit Court charging sub
ornation of perjury.
The Governor's reason for the par
flon of Howard and his restoration to
all the rights of citizenship is that a
careful examination of all the evi
dence and proceedings of the trial
had satisfied the Governor beyond all
floubt that Howard had nothing what
ever to do with the murder of Will
lam Goebel, but that Henry Youtsey,
as set forth in the reasons for the
Powers pardon, formed the plan
which was carried out in the murder
The campaign that ended in the
defeat of Goebel at the -polls, . the
struggle incident to his legislative
contest whereby he snatched the Gov
ernorship from Taylor, his assassina
tion and the campaign of proscrip
tion waged by his partisans after his
death were replete with dramatic sit
uations and crowded the stage with
actors, who played important parts,
but, of all the participants, none, not
even Goebel himself, focus3ed public
attention more clearly than Caleb
Powers, the Republican Secretary of
Powers has been fighting with a
halter around his neck for eight
years. During all that time he has
been largely in the power of his po
litical opponents, the majority of
those who were engaged in prosecut
ing, him being partisans of Goebel.
These opponents were surrounded by
a horde f witnesses and detectives
and backed by the $50,000 reward
fund which the Gobel Democrats in
the Legislature voted from the pub
lic treasury to secure the conviction
Df the murderers.
Four times Powers has been tried
for his life, the last trial resulting in
a hung jury.
At the hour Goebel was assassin
ated in Frankfort Pcers was some
200 miles away, on a train bound for
Western Kentucky, where he intend
ed raising a second "peaceful army,"
or "petition in boots," to protest
against what seemed would be the
certain course of the Legislature in
proceeding to oust Governor Taylor
and seat Goebel on contest proceed
ings. He returned to Frankfort, and
remained there during the stormy
days that culminated in the instal
ment of Goebel as Governor upon his
Soon after, seeing the trend of
events, Powers and a Frankfort po
liceman attempted to leave the capi
tal by stealth. They were caught,
and wnen given preliminary arraign
ment produced pardons signed by
Taylor and dated prior to Goebel's
installation as Governor. Although
such . pardons, issued in advance of
trial, have been upheld by thexKen
tucky Court of Appeals as legal, those
produced by Powers and his compan
ion were held of no effect, and were
cited by Goebel men as additional
evidence of the guilt of the accused.
Then followed during the course of
eight years four legal battles which
served to reveal the intensity of the
hatreds arouse by the memorable
struggle for the Governorship.
rillPPS GIVES $300,000.
To Found a Clinic For Study of Cure
For Mental Diseases.
Baltimore, Md. Wm. H. Velsh,
of the Johns Hopkins, announced that
Henry p'hipps, of Pittsburg and New
York, just prior to sailing for Europe,
arranged for a large gift to the Johns
Hopkins Hospital and University for
tl?e founding of a Psychiatric Clinic
on tb.3 lines of well-known similar
institutions in Europe.
It will be the first of its kind with
adequate equipment and support in
connection with a large hospital and
university in this country. The funds
provide for the construction of a
four-story hospital building on the
Hopkins Hospital grounds to accom
modate sixty patients, modern ap
paratus for use in the treatment of
patients, and laboratories for the sci
entific investigation of mental ab
normalities by pathological, chemical
and psychological methods.
DIVER DROPS TO DEATH.
Invention to Make 100-Foot Plunge
Safe Proves Undoing.
Brooklyn, N. Y. Ten thousand
persons who went to Bergen Beach
for the opening of the season saw.
Joseph Jakob, twenty-two years ojd,
a prof essiopal hish - diver, living at
132 Richardson street, Brooklyn,
meet his death through an imperfec
tion in an apparatus patented by him
self for the purpose of helping him
in making a dive into the water from
a platform erected 100 feet in the air.
The Field of Sporfi.
Miss Adelaide Bayliss won the wom
en's foils championship of the Fenc
The inliuence of Cornell on college
cross country running has been very
t great, both as a stimulus and in
other ways. -
F. B. -Alexander defeated H. J.
Mollenhauer and became challenger
for the lawn tennis championship of
The annual ten-mile motor boat
regatta on Saratoga Lake was won
by the Reliance, owned by Samuel
Vernon, of Schenectady.
BETS AT RACES STOPPED
IN NEW YORK STATE
New Law Makes Wagers on the
Tracks a Felony.
KEENE SAYS SPORT IS DEAD
CJovernor Hughes Won After a Lonj
Contest to Force the Legislature
at Albany to Suppress Horse
Albany, N. Y. The most sensa
tional legislative battle that the Em
pire State has known in a generation
came to an end when the Agnew-Hart
'anti-race-track betting bills were
passed, by a vote of 26 to 25, In the
Senate. By the immediate signature
of the Executive the bills were made
statutes of the State, and the placing
of a bet upon a horse race a felony.
The new laws will have a tremen
dous effect upon the sport of racing.
Most racing men say that "the jig is
up" and the sport dead; others are
less pessimistic and believe that the
race tfacks cap continue without bt.
ting rigs, though none of them is
sanguine. enough to predict that the
halcyon days of big purses and great
crowds will ever be known again.
James R. Keene has calculated that
the new laws will practically destroy
racing property in this State to the
amount of $80,000,000, and will
cause an annual loss to New York
City of something like $30,000,000.
Supporters of the bills hold that these
figures are' exaggerated.
The new laws resulted from a cam
paign conducted by Governor Charlei
E. Hughes, and the fact of his final
victory was made possible by the
dogged determination and heroism
of Senator Otto Foelker, of Brooklyn,
who, repelling the advice of his phy
sician, rose from a bed of sickness,
came to Albany, staggered into the
Senate chamber a few minutes before
the bills came up for passage, and.
his voice husky and quivering, voted
for the bills. His action, at the risk
of his life, saved the day, for the b;1
passed the Senate by a majority f
one. His work done, he almost ec '
lapsed, and supported by his phyF?
Man and his nastor, he immpdiatp-v
left the Capitol.
Governor Hughes said when in
formed of the passage of the bills:
"I am deeply gratified at this re
sult. It is a victory for law and o
der, the importance of which cannot
Referring to Senator Foelker.
left his sick bed to cast his vote for
the bills, the Governor said:
"The act of Senator Foelker in
coming to the Senate in his weak
condition was most heroic and wor
thy of "the same praise that we give
to distinguished service on the bat
tlefield." Thunderbolt For Raring Men.
New York City. The news that
the anti-race-track gambling bills had
passed the Senate and were signed by
Governor Hughes to make them law,
was received with consternation by
the followers of horse racing in the
James B. Ha?gin said he thought
that the death knell of horse racing
in this State had been sounded. . "J
think the bill will kill horse racing
in New York State. " he said, "and
am surprised at its passage. I don't
see how purses can now be paid."
Kills a County Fair.
Poughkeepsie. N. Y. The passage
of anti-betting bills, particularly th
repeal of the Percy Gray bill, under
which agricultural societies received
large revenues from the State, will
make it impracticable to hold, the
Dutchess County Fair this year. The
Executive Committee of the Fair As
sociation, which is one of the oldest
and largest in the State,- has practi
cally decided to abandon the fair.
Meets to Be Held, Says Belmont.
London, England. When seen on
the subject of the anti-gambling bills
passed in the New York Legislature,
August Belmont, chairman of the
Jockey Club, said:
"I cannot say what the various rac
ing associations will do eventually,
The associations, however, have rac
ing features to run off this season,
which constitute sporting obligation,
and they will undoubtedly live up tc
them. No one can well predict
whether or not the prohibition of bet
ting at races will ruin horse racing
irretrievably, but it is a severe blow
to the best interests of the turf in
any event. It will ultimately throw
many men out of employment and
cripple the breeding and imurove
ment of thoroughbred horses in th
A Hard Blow in Kentucky. .J
Louisville, Xy. Kentucky prob
ably will suffer to a greater extent by
the passage of the race track bills in
New York than will New York. Manj
wealthy Easterners own large farms
and operate breeding plants in the
Blue Grass regioD.
Millions of dollars are invested in
these plants and a small army of men
is employed. The thoroughbreds
raised on the places of these Easter
capitalists are culled over each yeax
and the best of them retained and
raced exclusively cn the tracks neax
The operation of the law passed in
New York probably will mean the
closing of these breeding establish
ments, throwing out of employment
more than 5000 laborers and the loss
of many millions each year to the
Blue Grass region.
Banker-Churchman a Horse Thief.
Robert H. Green, vice-president of
the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank at
Waynetown, Ind., and trustee in the
Methodist Church, was sentenced to
from one to fourteen years in prison
for horse, stealing. He pleaded guil
ty. Green was captured at Indian
apolis with several stolen horses in
King and Czar Meet.
King Edward and Emperor Nicho
las met at Reval, Russia: Cordial
toasts were exchanged.
TIip Nation! Gam.
Johnny Huinmeil is the only
Brooklyn man batting up to form.
The Boston Americans have picked
up a sensational fielder in third base
Second baseman Billy Gilbert is
pmying good ball for the St. Louia
Umpire Hank O'Day says that St.
Louis is a grand ball town and should
have a winning team.
Addie Joss, the crack Cleveland
pitcher, says that base runlng is the
biggest factor of all in a champion