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WHOLE NUMBER 17,911.
RICHMOND, VA., TilURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
ASKS FOR THIRTY
Williams Presents Plea to
Speaker to Have Free Pulp
Bill Taken Up.
THINKS EVEN CANNON
In Speech Filled Avith Humor and
Sarcasm, Democratic Leader
i Lays Paper Before the House
and Urges Members tq
Sign ? Indians Not
WASHINGTON, April 29.?John
Sharp Williams to-day gave
the Itepubllcan majorlty ln
the Houso an opportunity
to elther perrolt or refuse to
V^ermit a vote on the Stevens blll to
| place wood pulp on the free llst. In
the courao of a cleverly humorous and
i-satlrlcal epeech, he unrolled and held
Up to vlow the followlng petltion to
, (Speaker Cannon, bearlng the Rlgnaturcs
'of 164 of the 16S Democratic members:
, "We, th? underslgned, represen
I tatlves In Congress, request each
'( for hlmself and each for each of
, the others, that you recognizo one
' of us, or, if you prefer, some other
representatlve, to move to dis?
charge the Commlttee on Ways and
Means from further consideratlon
of, and to suspend the rules and
pass the Stevens blll, or any other
blll havlng the effect to put wood
pulp and prlnt paper on the free
Mr. Williams sald that the two Dem?
ocratic members whose names were not
appended to the petltion wero out of
town, but efforts were belng made to
reach tmem by wire; when their.slgna
I tures would he added, only thirty Re?
publican names would be needed to
ewell tho strength of the petltion to
the proporltlons of a. majorlty request,
whlch Mr. Williams sald, wlth good
natured sarcasm. ho felt sure tho
Speaker would heed.
Mimt Mnke Une of Tlmo. '
'After saylng that only thlrty Re
publlcans were necessary to make up
the required number to pass the bill,
Mr. Williams declared that It should be
easy to get them. because almost thlrty
Ttepubllcans had introduced free paper
blllp, and. he sald, "I know that every
one of you who Introduced a blll
meant what you sald."
Quotlng the llnes from the old hymn:
;? "Whll* the lamp holflg out to burn
The vllest slnner may return,"
Mr. Williams proceeded: "If you havo
been ln any manner bulldozed, why
thlnk for a second; thlnk what a short
life we live here, and how necessary
it ls we should be doing things while
we are llvlng during thls brlef day of
our time. I expect, aye, hope, that at
least thlrty of you may slgn a petitlon.
If you do not like that petltion because
my name is on it, and the names of
Champ Clark and De Artnond and Un?
derwood and John Wesley Galnes and
all these vlle publlcans and slnners on
this side, get up on'e of.your own. Wc
can add the two together. If thlrty
ef you see flt to slgn. the Speaker can?
not refuse, because you, together with
us. will then constltute a majority of
the House of Representatlves.
Mii't Heed Mnjorlty.
? "Early in the sesslon. when the rules
?were belng adopted, the Speaker was
aBked lf a majorlty of the House made
a request to the Speaker whether that
request would be heeded, and hls reply.
as I remember lt. was: 'A majorlty of
the House of Representatlves will ai
?ways be heeded by the Speaker.'
"So/ If you put thirty names there to
our.166 and constltute 196?a majorlty
.of the House of Representatlves?I
??"know -that the eminently good-natured
man who prosldes over thls House, who
?ia so tolerant of opposltion, so patlent
?whenever there ie a stumbllng-bloek
athwart hls pathway, will bow in His
rnost elegant manner, wlth the gesticu
latlon that is pecullar to hlm. and say:
'Gentlemen. a majorlty of the ropre
-sentatlves of the Amerlcan people have
? right to have thelr way, and I wlll
frccognl-e somebody.' "
A table had been placed on the floor
"ln front of the stenographer's bench.
!end on lt tlie petltion was spread, wlth
flanklngs of ink bottle and. pen. while
the mlnorlty leader, slmulatlng the
voico and manner of a revivallst, ex
friorted the Republlcans to rlse and go
forward and slgn up, pleadlng for
"Are there not thlrty who wlll conn?
((?forth?" he concluded, amid hand-clap
.?ping and laughter.
i FOR DEEP~WATERWAY
Blll to Extcnd Propnued Syiitem froin
Beaufort to Key West.
WASHINGTON. April 29.?Another
?ptep In the Atlantlc deep water pro?
jects was taken to-day, when, as sup
plementlng the work of the congres
plonal subcommittee that has been
Jooklng after the matter, Con
?rressman Small, of North Carolina,
Introduced in the House a concurrent
.resolutlon carrylng the , Boston to
Jjeaufort propositlon south from Beau?
fort to Key West.
;\ Mr. Small's resolutlon is tho result
.\f an understandlng ln behalf of the
V-tlantlo Deep Waterways Assoclation
and is In harmony wlth the original
Boston to Beaufort bill Introduced by
Representatlve J. Harnpton Moore,
President of that associatlon.
The Small resolutlon authorizes the
flecretary of War to cause a survey
o be made for a contlnuous water
*vay by the route or routes deemed
?Jnost available from Beaufort, N. C? to
Ihe Cape Fear Rlver. or the northeast
Iranch of the Capo Fear River, and at
?uch poln't on elther rlver as may be
/fteemed advlsable; thence to Wynyah
jBny, S. C; thence to St. John's RIvor,
'!Fla., at or near Jacksonvllle; thence
tiy some route or routes to Koy West,
lf It shall be deemed advlsable to e.\
tend lt south of tho St, John's Rlver,
Svlth a roport of plans and spoetftca
ttons and estlmate of cost; such, sur?
vey to be for a m'nimum depth,along
the entlre route of nlne, ton and twelve
feel;, respectlvely, wlth a recommenda
"? iContlnued on Second Pogo.y
FOR FOOD AND CLOTHES
AppenU Comlng In From Slrlckon Sce
(Inn?r'ouitnliirri- nt Work,
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Aprll 29,?Ap?
peals for food and oloihin*r continued
to arrivo to-day froin porttons of the
tornado district, but most of the re?
llef work is now dlrccted to supplying
lmbltatlons and sufflclent utensils to
enable destltutn famllles to resume
housekeeplng. Mayor Behman. of New
Orleans, to-day estlmated that about
twenty days wlll bo necessary before
the rellef commlttees here and else?
where can say that all the storm suf
ferers have been suppllcd wlth thc ne
ccssltles of llfe.
Extrcme prlvations woro reported
only from a few negro communltlos
to-day. lt was announced that $10,000
of the State funds of Louisiana will be
applled, lf necessary, to rellef mca_
ures ln thln State.
ATLANTA, GA., Aprll 29.?Governor
Hoke Smith to-day lssued nn appeal
to tho people of Georgla for Immediate
ald for tlic suffcrers In last week's
destructlvo storm at Chipley, Griffln,
Htlnson. Harris and ?ave Clty, Ga. In
lils appeal the Governor says reports
recelved hy hlm Indlcate a far greater
degree of suffering than was nt flrst
supposed. The Department of the Gulf
ls taking actlve measures and has sent
offlcers to several polnts to roport on
In South Georgla and Northern Flor?
ida serlous floods are threatening
towns and vlllages along the Chatta
hoocheo and Fllnt Rlvers, which are
reported to be well above flood stages.
The Weather Bureau to-day sent out
flood warnlngs for these sectlonB.
Governor Noel. of Mlsslsslppl, to-day
asked the Department of the Gulf for
150 tents, to be sent to Jackson. Mlss.;
150 to Natchez and 'flfty to Fayotte.
Tents now at Fort Jackson' were or?
dered sent to theso places.
Governor Blanchard, of Louisiana,
wlred the department that 500 famllles
wero in need of asslstance, and asked
that flfty tents be sent to the chair?
man of the New Orleans relief rom
mltteo for dlstrlbution. Thls request
was compiled wlth.
Captain Clarke, chlef commissary, has
reported to tlie department, after a
vlsit to Griffln, Ga.. that the damage
by the storm at Uiat place approxirnat
cd $100,000. and that 200 persons would
have to bc fed for thlrty days.
Government to Help.
WASi-INGTON, D. C. April 29.?A
Joint resolutlon providlng for the rellef
of the suffcrers from the recent cy?
clone in Aiabama. Georgla. Mississippi
and Louisiana was Introduced in tlie
House to-day by Mr. Bowles, of Mls?
slsslppl. ? _,.
lt authorlzes the Secretary of War
to procure In the open market or?
elsewhere subslstence and quartcrmas
ters* supplies, medlcines and medical
ald. in additlon to such supplies be
longtng to the military establlshment.
and issuo them to sucli porsons a.s have
been rendered homeless or are in
needy clrcumstanoes as the result of
that cyclone. The amount approprlated
by the resolution is $250,000.
NEW CURRENCY BILL
To Be Con-ldercd by Dnuklntc Commlt?
tee nnd Tln-ii ln Caucu".
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aprll 29.?As
the result of a weries of conferences
between Republican leaders ln the
House. the lact of whlch was held to
day, Representatlve Vreeland, of New
York. late to-day Introduced a blll
to take tho place. of the currency blll
presented by hlm- la-t week.
Jn tho new bllt whleh U declared t<*
represent the vlew- of a substantiai
majorlty of the Republlcan members,
and which ls the measure that wlll bo
presented to the conferenee of the Re?
publlcans of the House, to be held
wlthln a few days, nothing Is left of
the Aldrich currency bill except tho
provlslon for the payment of interest
on government deposlts' In natlonal
banks. The urovislons for the issu?
ance of emergency currency on corpor
ate bonds are entlrely swept away.
The new blll provldes for the forma
tlon of natlonal clearing house asso?
ciations by not less than ten natlona*.
banks. havlng an aggregate capital
and surplus of not less than $o.000,000.
A tax of 4 per cent. on emergency clr?
culatlon. based on clearlng house as?
sociatlon securltles for the first three
months. this tax to be increased 1 per
cent each month untll lt reaches 10
per cent., where it is to remain untll
the clrculatlon ls retired. Another,
sectlon of the blll provldes for the
creatlon of a currency commlsslon to
conslst of slx members of the House
and slx of the Senate *and six to be
appolnted by the President. Mr. Vreo
land'H bill will bo considered by the
Banking and Currency Commltteo to
FAILURE AFTER SUICIDE
Dcnth of Chnrlen Confer Kollowcd by
NEW YORK. Aprll 29.?Followlng
the sulcldo last nlght of Charles Cos?
ter. a pronilnent brokerage man. the
Stock Exchange firm of Coster, Knapp
_ Co? announced Its suspenslon to-day
on the floor of the New Vork Stock
Exchange. The firm was a prominent
one. and had done an extensive busi?
ness. In a statement glven out at
the time of the suspenslon lt was said
that tlio action was dlrectly duo to
tho death of Mr. Coster. No lntlma?
tlon of the flrm's assets or liablllties
was glven. and lt was not thought
that anything llke doflntte figures
could be given pendlng the comple?
tlon of the assignee's investigation.
Mr. Coster. who was rated as a mll
lionaire, had prepared for hls volun
tarv death with a coolness and thor
oughness whlch proved beyond any
doubt that the act was premedltated.
To-dny J. iu. Knapp,. of the failed
firm. .rfsued a formal statement in
whlch he deolared that Mr. Coster
had been speculating heavlly and that
lt was thls speculatlon which brought
about the suspenslon of tho flrm. Mr.
Knapp sald that the losses would fall
almost entlrely upon Coster and hls
brother and to a small extent upon
hlmself. On tho floor of the Stock
Exchange lt was sald that Coster had
heen caught heavlly short of the mar?
ket Mr. Knapp to-day made an as?
slgnment indlvldually and as suryiv
Ing member of that firm to Louls Wor
NOT BOTHER PINE TRUST,
Belleved PreMdent Wlll Not Interfere
Wlth Yeilow Plne Associatlon.
[Froni Our Rcsular Correspondent.1
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 39.?It
would not be in tho least surpvlslng it
the government .would let it 15- known
in a short time that a comblnatfon of
manufacturers of yollow plne -?-"-??
of tho South would not be regarded ag
ln vlolatlon of the Shcrman antltrust
a?It is understood that the manufac?
turers ? of yeilow plne lumber of the
Southern States havo formed an asso?
clation, far stronger than the one
which has had a somewhat precarlous
existence. for several years, and ono
whoso princlpal object ls the mainten
ance of uniform prices. Tho nature of
the charter, constltutlon and by-la"ws
ot the trust has been fully outllned In
a statement filed with the Presldent,
and Ib now ln the hands of Glfford
Plnchot, head of the Forest Bureau ot
tlio Department of Agrlculture, aftor
havlng been oxamined by Attorney
General Bonaparte; It ls Known that
Mr. Plnchot ls lnclined to favor the
trust, ln tho bellef that lt would ttfhd
to prevent such wholesale destruction
of tho plne forests of the South by de
It ls safe to say that If it is found
that tlie trust can be allowed to oxlat
wlthout vlolatlon of the antltrust law
permisslon wlll be granted, and tSo
existence of the asaoolntion will be?
come a matter of commoj- U.u.0wioUj-tj, ,
BY HIS OWN STATE
Enthusiastic For State's
LOCAL OPTION PLANK
CREATES QUITE A STIR
Measure Sidetracked in Com?
mittee and Ignorcd in Conven?
tion ? Pistol Has to Be
Drawn in Mississippi
HARRISBURO, April 29.? The
Republican State convention,
whlch mot here to-day, re
affirmed the actlon taken by
the State convention last yenr,
when Unlted States Senator Phllander
C. Vhox waa placed before the Repub?
licans of the country as Pennsylvanla's
cholce for the nomlnation. Tho reso?
lutlons adopted strongly indorsed the
Senator for the nomlnation, and also
pralsed Presldent Roosevelt's admlnls?
tratlon. Tho platform calls for a re?
vlew by the next Congress of tralff
legislation to the end that modlflca
tions may bo made to meet present
The convention was ln sesslon about
an hour and a half, and besldos adopt?
lng a platform renominated Judge W.
D. Porter, of Allegheny county, for the
Superior Court bench, named delegates
at large and alternates to the natlonal
convention and selected 'presldential
Hns a Llvely Finish.
The convention, whlch had started
off ln a very tame manner, had a
llvely finish. Some flutter was caused
by the efforts of Julius G. Bone, of
JLackawanna county, to add a local
optlon plank to the platform, but he
was defeated ln the resolutlons com?
mlttee and Ignored in the convention.
Abe -Jjtevensoh. of Pittsburg, added to
the excitemont by attempting to set
aslde the name of one of the four
delegates-at-large, covered by a reso?
lutlon presented by Senator Keyser.
of Phlladelphla. Stevenson made a
llveiy speech, ln whlch he wandered so
far from hls subject that he was called
to order by Chalrman Walton. wlth
?yhom he became Involved In a con
troversyr The convention enUmstaa
tlcally cheered references to Presldent
Roosevelt and Governor Stuart and
gave.prolonged applause when Sonator
Knox was Indorsed for the presldency.
The convention selected the follow?
ing delegates at large: Governor Ed
win S. Stuart, Colonel james E. Emer
son, of Phlladelphla; Colonel Charles A.
Rook, of Pittsburg. and Representative
Robert P. Hagood. of Bradford. Al?
ternates: Congressman Mnrtin F. Olm?
sted, Harrisburg; Dr. Theo. L. Flood, of
Tltusvllle; Hon. S. A. Kendall, of Som
erset, and Henry Iu". Warren, of Ches?
HAS TO DRAW PISTOL
Officer H?? to Flourlsh W'enpon to Se?
cure Order ln .Mlsslsnippi.
JACKSON, MISS., Aprll 29.?The Re?
publican State convention, held here
to-day, proved rather tumultuous,
llvely flstfeuff precedlng the opening
of the sesslon, when a number of thoso
who favored the selectlon of Senator
Foraker for the presldential nomlna?
tion attempted to force their- way Into
the convention, whlch was controlled
by the supporters of Presldent Roose?
velt and the policies of tho present
natlonal admlnlstratlon. Quiet was re
stored when a speclal officer stationed
at the door of the convention hall drew
his pistol and threatened to shoot any
one who attempted to force an en
The outcome was tho holdlng of two
conventlons, one factlon indorslng the
natlonal admlnlstratlon and selectlng
delegates known to be favorable to the
policies of Presldent Roosevelt. The
delegates at large selected are:
L. B. Mosoly. Jackson; J. B. Yellow
ly, Madlson; Charles Banks, Mounds,
and W. E. Mollison, Vicksburg.
The other wing elected delegates,
adopted resolutlons denounclng the
present natlonal admlnlstratlon and
instructed thelr delegates to vote for
(Contlnued on Second Page.) ,
* Aprll 29, 190S.
The Times-Dispatch', Clty.
Gentlemen,?"Supreme in Virginia" is right. One of our advertise
ments. in las_ Sunday _> Times-Dispatch offered a $3,000 piece of property
for sale.^ Monday we had several local inquiries, two letters from North
Carolina, one from Roanoke; a purchaser came from Lynchburg, and be?
fore noon that day we had made the sale.
You can always count on us. Very truly,
. ANGLE IS FOUND GUILTY
Courlcfert of nefraudlnur, He l? Glvon
Four Venrs aad Flued IMft.OOfl.
. Speclal to Tho Times-Dl-pntch.J
DANVILLE. VA., April 29.?T. M.
Anglo, presldent nnd general managor
of tho Dry' Fork DlstiUlng Cornpany,
wns convlcted to-day In the Unlted
Stntes Court hero of having committed
oxtenslvo revenue frauds on tho gov?
ernment. The jury returned a verdlct
of gullty on each of the Ilve co'unts In
tho Indlcmtent, nnd -Judge Henry C.
McDowell Imposed a sentence of four
years In the penltontlary and a llne of
$15,000. A motlon for a new trlnl was
overruled, and Angle's attorneys an?
nounced thelr Intentlon to take thn
cnse to the Court of Appeals. Tlie de?
fendant furnlshed bond in the sum of
$20,000 pendlng nn appeal.
Tlie case has been on trlal here slnce
Aprll 17th, durlng which tlmo a large
quantity of documentary evidence, re?
ports, etc. were Introduced, showing
tlio excess of whlskey manufactured
over that on whlch tho tax has boen
The dlstillery of the Dry Fork Com?
pany was solzcd and closed down lnst
fall by revenue offlcers, The pluce was
bon'ded for $18,000, whlch It Is sup?
posed wlll be forfelted to thL* govern?
ment. It was charged that frauds of-1
between $160,000 and $200,000 were un
oarthed ln less than two years' tlme.
Following the selzuro of the dlstlllery
came the Indlctment of every officer
and employe, as well as the govern?
ment storekeepers and gaugcrs. The
trlal of the other cases wlll consume
soveral weeks, and all have been con?
tlnued to tho November term of court
here. Angle has been* ln the whlske>
business for years, and is now under
sentence for vlolatlon of the revenue
laivs in North Carolina, which Stato ho
left shortly aftor hls plant was selzed.
Angle recently purchased the plant of
the Caper DlstiUlng Company, at Roa?
noke. for whlch place he left lo-day.
Ho was represented here by Judgo W.
P. Bynum and Judge J. .1. Brltt, of
North Carolina, and R. W. Peatross,
of thls clty.
PEACE AND G00D WILL
IOt Helen IlcRim, Dednre-i .hiitlir. Snp
I? In111111__ Rnncor nnd Bltternrss.
NEW YORK, Aprll 29.?At noon to?
day the llturglcal part of the celebra?
tion of the Cathollc centenary was
practlcally closed wlth the slnglng of
a grand te deum by 6,500 children,
gathered in St. Patrlck's Cathedral to
observe Children's Day and at 8 o'clock
to-nlght the lalty be'gan lts series of
rejoicing with a publlc meetlng at Car?
negle Music Hall. The evenlng me_r_
lng was presided over by ex-Justtce
Morgan J. O'Brlen and others on the
stage were Cardlnal GIbbons, Cardlnal
Eogue, Archblshops Glennon, Ryan.
Keane and other disttngulshcd pre
latcs. Many more persons sought than
could galn admlssion. The prlnclpal
speakers were Cardlnals Gibbons and
Logue, Bourk Cockran, Dr. James J.
Walsh and Paul Fuller.
In the course of hls address of wel?
come, Mr. O'Brlen sald:
"It Is not so many years ago when
the reallzatlon of such happy condl?
tlons would have been thought im
practicable and vlslonary. for we know
that at the beginning of the ninetoenth
century our rellgion nnd its teachers
were persecuted and the publlc sentl?
ment agalnst lt was oxpressed in hos
tlle laws . and unjust dlscrlminatlon.
Nothing cou'.d sb signally mark the
grreat strfdes whlch we have made ln
rellglou* toleratlon than the attltude
of our Protestant fen_r*v--_tlzens>'w..0
not only ar_- pleased ? wltl. -onr meet-*-*
lng and tho occaslon of It, but many of
them have gone furthej:,' and In publlc
utterances have em'phasized the
changed and growing splrlt of the
times ln favor of rellgious toleratlon.
and the fact that dlfferences In re?
llgion no Ionger make erremles of mnn
kind. The century just passed will go
down in hlstory aa one in whlch the
grreatest toleratlon ln religion has been
exhlblted and from the bottom of our
hearts we can thank God that the
days of blgotry. rellgious rancor and
bitterness have passed, and the reign
of -Peace and good wlll among men'
SAY PENDLETON IS INSANE
Jury Flnds Thln Verdlct, no Tliere tvill
Be No Trlnl For Murder.
TSoeclal to The TImes-Dlspatch.l
WTTHEVILLE. VA.. Aprll 29?The
jury whlch has been hearing evidence
ln the case of W. XV. Pendleton touch
_,.*-. n,ls san'ty. to-day rendered a ver?
dlct flndlng him insane at the present
the 38th of March. tho date upon which
he shot and kllled James Spoon.
This. of course. ends the prosecu?
tion under the indlctment for murder
Pendleton was committed to the hos?
pltal for the insane, and, as Dr. Priddv
the superlntendent. who was examined
as an expert in the trial. pronouncod
the Insanity Incurable and'of a very
dangerous type, Pendleton wlll doubt
less spend the rematnder of hls llfe
in tho lunatlc asylum. Thls ends the
closing chapter of a very deplorable
Pope Ha- Slt8-.it Cold.
ROME. Aprll 29.?Exaggerated re?
ports are belng clrculated concernlng
the Illness of the Pope, who ls merely
suffering from a sllght cold. Thls has
not even interrupted his giving audl
ences. those recelved lately numborlng
several thousand, of whom many were
Cloudy; Rain and Cooler.
TRY TO IHSTRtlGT,
BUT VOTED DOWN
? " .
Effort of Bryan's Friends
to Have Him Indorsed
Meets With Defeat.
BEATEN IN COMMITTEE,
GIVE UP THE FIGHT
Connecticut Convention Send.
Uninstructed Delegation, and
Adopts Resolution. Class
ing Nebraskan with Jef?
ferson and Cleve?
NEW HAVEN. CONN., Aprll 29?
The Democratlc convention at
a most harmonlous sesslon to?
day chose Its delegation to thi
natlonal convontlon, and the
representnllon wlll go to Denver wlth?
out belng bound by Instructlons Ir
favor ot any presldential candldate.
The only delay ln the business ol
the convention was caused by the com?
mlttee on resolutlons, before whlch a
resolutlon was presented on the mat?
ter of lnstructlng the delegates for
Bryan. The resolutlon was voted down
by the vote of 19 to 13.
The county and congressionai dls?
trlet delegates were accepted as fast
as thoy were reported from the floor,
and then John J. Walsh, of Norwalk, a
former State commlttee chalrman, and
Alexander. Troup, of New Haven, ono
of Mr. Bryan's most Intlmatc frlends.
were unanlmously chosen the two
delogates-at-large. Only Messrs. Troup
and Wllliam Kennedy, of Naugatuck,
and T. L. Klllen, of Brldgeport, and M.
B. Carey, of Rldgfleld, are outspoken
for Mr. Bryan. .
Mr. Carey was a delegate elght years
ago and ls a personal frlend of Mr.
Bryan. Each delegate has the rlght
ln the convention to vote to appoint
his own alternate and any vacanclos
made by the delegation itself.
In Good Coinpan_r.
Tlie following platform was offered
by Mayor Thoms, of Waterbury, and
"We, the delegates of the De?
mocracy of tho State of Connectl?
cut, ln convention assombled, rcaf
flrm our allegtance to those princl?
ples ot government enunclated and
expounded by the great Democratlc
statesmen, Thomas Jefferson, Gro
ver Cleveland and Wllliam Jennlngs
* "We belleve in' a *itrlct construc-"
. tlon of tho Constitution, the pres
ervatlon of the Integrity of the
three departments of the govern
ernment, home rule and local self
government. and calllng for equlta
ble revlslon of the tarlff, wlth spe?
clal privlleges to none, and we as
sert that ln thls tlme of commer?
cial depre?slon, con'seriuent upon
twelve yea!rs of Republican mls
rule, the best welfare of all tho
people can ba secured only by re
turnlng to Democratlc princlples."
"Brynn Sounds Good."
Former Governor Waller, formerly
leader of the Gold Democrats ln the
State, was elected permanent chalrman
of tho convention.
"Who sald that there was going to
bo 111 .Will In thls convention? Whorc
ls lt?" he asked. "Who said that the
mention of Bryan's name would set
this convention in an uproar? There
ls no man ln thls hall or ln this State
who has a higher admlratlon for Mr.
Bryan than I have. When I heard hlm
make that 'cross of gold* speech In
Chlcago ln' 1896 I cheered him as lus
tlly as dld any of the 20,000 who heard
hlm. I dld not bellove ln what he
??aid but I cheered him for the way
he sald lt. When I was ln Parls last
time I heard a wonderful opera slnger,
and I cheered her, but not for what
she sang. I could not understand lt,
but I cheered her for the way she
1VATERMAN FOTIVD NOT GUTI.TY
[Speolal to The Tlmes-Olspatch.]
NEWPORT NEWS, VAw Aprll 29.?
After belng out an hour and five mln?
utes. the jury ln the Corporation Court
returned a verdlct of not gullty ln the
case of Dan Wnterman. charged wlth
the kllllng of Theodoro Helmer.
At a previous trial the accused was
tound gullty of manslaughter and given
two years in the penitontiary. Water
man'admitted stabblng Helmer, but
-lalmed that he acted in aolf-defense.
REV. DR, DIX DEAD
ni?<liiBiili*lii'il Eplsenpnl ni* Ine Dlon ln
S*w York nt Anc nf Klsclity-Our.
NKW YORK, April 20.?Rov, Dr. Mor?
gan Dlx, rector of Trlnlty Protestant
Eplscopal. Parlsh Hlnrrj 1 "s6J and one
of the clty's most prominent clergy
men, dled to-night af. Trlnlty rectory
In Wost Twenty-flftli Street. Death
was duo to heart fallure, and followed
a brlef Illness, which took a. serlous
turn throe days ago.
Dr. Dlx was elghty-ono years of age,
nnd was born In thls clty. He was a
son of General John A. Dlx, author ot
the famous dlspatch: "If nny one at*
shoot hlm on the spot." The elder Dlx
shoot hlm on the spot." Tho elder Dlx
was at the time Secretary of tho Treas?
ury, and on January 2'J, 1861, dlrected
the message quoted to Lleu.ton.int Cald?
well at New Orleans. Caldwell had
been Instructed to suporsede the cap?
tain of a Unlted States revenue cutter
who refused to bring the vessol, as
ordered, to New York.
TO KEEP LISTS SECRET
Cosmopolltnn Club of "Equnllty Dinner"
Notorlety Slirlnka Froni I'ulilleltj.
[Spncln.1 to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
NEW YORK. Aprll 29.?In the bellef
that publlclty has not materlally alded
thelr cause, the offlcers of the Cosmo
polltan Club, whlch startled the entlre
country wlth its "equallty dinner,"
where whlte girls and negro men dlned
slde by slde, refuse to make public a
list of thelr mombers. Acting Secre?
tary Andre Trldon' sald thls secreey
would be maintalned to protect a num?
bor of tho young whlte girls whose
parents dld not know they were mem?
bers and meetlng with negro mon and
treating them as soclal equals. "Somo
of our lady members would not want
tlielr own parents or immedlato friends
to know of the new relatlons thoy havo
taken," sald Trldon. "I am pledged not
to reveal thelr names."
Georgu E. Wlbecan, who was at the
banquet, to-day denied that tho ques?
tion of mlseegenatlon wns considered.
He decrlod yeilow Journallsm as bolng
responslblo for the unwarranted noto
Mlss Mary Whlte Ovington, wlio was
also present. stated that she saw noth?
ing wrong In tho meetlng. New York
poople. slie sald, cannot be governod
by condltlons whlch obtaln ln Vlrglnla,
North Carolina and Alabama. Ultl
Triatety, she declared. oll the natlons
of the world would intermlx.
TO BUY TWO ROADS
Vlrginln nnil Southwestern Stoekhold
cr? Authorlscc the Trnnnnction*.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
BRISTOL VA., Aprll 29.?The stock?
holders of the Virginia und Southwest?
ern Rallway. of whlch Henry K. Mc
Harg, of New York, ls presldent ln a
meetlng held at the general offlces ot
the company in Bristol to-day, au?
thorlzed the purchase of the Holston
Rlver Rallifcad, a new road forty nillos
ln length, and also tho Black Mountain
Railway, a new road, thlrty mlles
In length, extending from Appalachla,
Va., Into the coal flelds of Lee county,
Thc Holston Rlver road extends from
Moccasin Gap, on the maln line. to
Persla, Tenn., where it connects wlth
the Southern Rallway, thus glvlng tbe
Vlrglnla nnd Southwestern a direct
outlet to profltablo Southern territory.
and maklng lt a rlval of the great
roads penetratlng the Vlrglnla coal
flelds. The stockholders also autho?
rlzed a now bond Issue of $7,000,000, to
be applled to paying for the new pur?
chases and to retlrlng, certain of the
old bonds of the company. Thls actlon
of the stockholders wlll be ratified by
the board of dlrectors nt a meetlng
to bo held ln Now.York next week. .
HARPER, THE 0UTLAW, CAUGHT
Surrounilcd by Posse and Found In
(iarret of FnUic-r-ln-I.niv'/" Honie.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 29.?A
ppoclal to tho Journal and Trlbune
from Copper Hill, Tenn., says a posse
of nlne men, headed by Sherlff Clint
Griff. of Fnnnln county, Ga., has cap
tured the outlaw, John harper, ln tlio
mountains of Fannin county, five miles
south of McCay's.
Harper was a fugltlve fronf Justice
for the murder of Alllson England
near Blue Ridge, Ga., commltted about
a year ago. He escaped from tho Ful?
ton county jail at Atlanta Febrm?ry
1, 1907, where he was incarceratod
pendlng hls appeal to the Supreme
Court for thejmurder of Sherlff Kelth,
of Murray county, Ga. Harper wus
found at the home of hls father-ln
law, Willlam WImberley, concealed ln
the garret. The posse surroundod tho
house and forced him to surrender.
Rewards for hls capture aggregated
closo to $1,000.
KILLED ATT0P 0F POLE
Clinrlotte Mneninn Recelve* Fnfal Shock
While Worklng on Wire*.
[Spoclal to The Times-Dlspatch. 1
CHARLOTTE, N. C. April 29.?Row
land p. Blankenshlp, a llneman for the
Charlotlo Consolidated Constructlon
Company, was almost instantly kllled
to-day wllllo at work on one of tho
oompany s poles on South Church
btroet. Blankenshlp was at the top ot
a pole maklng some necessary changes
ln the wliing when his pllors in soine
manner came in cruitact with n live
Z i , _r_? >eathei* strap around liis
**.aist hold tho unfortunate man, and
tho body was brought to tho ground
by a fireman who placed a laddor
against the pole for that purpose
Only 1.100 volts passed through tlie
victini s body, and physlclans. wlio ex
?_V".f_ lt',SMUt_ thiU thls voltage would
Jwi hi 7.e .kl led* hut -01' tno f?et that
tho. victini b heart was affected. Blank?
enshlp is survived by his wifo.
BRISTOL 0FFICER IS SHOT
Pcrhnp-i Fntally "Wounileil by Man H_
Trlei- to Arre.it.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatrh.l
wnnimTPL' Vv,AV, Al!1'11 29.-Pollc.man
Wllliam Campbell, a brave ofllcer of tlie
Bristol, Va.. force. was shot to-nlglit
and probably fatally wounded while
endeayoring to mako an arrest iu tlie
suburbs. Ho had a warrant for Ray?
mond Stoots. who was wanted on a
chargo of mallclous shooting. The sup
posltlon is that Stoots shot Campbell
Tho police aro Investlgatln'g.
Campholl wns shot In the "bowels, ancl
hls condition ls critical. Ho, wilh two
other offlcers. had located Stoots nnd
were endeayoring to arrast-hlnn, wlten
ho pulled a. revolver, and a plstol duel
ensued betwoen hlm and Campbell.
Stoots escaped, und a posse ls search
ALIKNISTS AND' LAWYERS
PAY" VISIT TO THAW
NEWBUnOH, N. Y., Aprll 29.?Law?
yer Graham and tho allenists, Dr.
tharles Pilgrlm. of Hudson Rlver
Stato Hospltal. Foughkr-e psie; Dr
Charles Lane, of PoughkeepsFe. and
Dr, Brltton D. Evans. visited Harry K
Thaw at tho Matteawan Stato Hosnltai
Thoy are preparing him for appear?
ance in court. Mr. Graham said to
night that ho expeeted tho testlmonv
at Poughkoopsle would last threo or
four days. Thaw is sanguine of a fa?
OAJVDLB AND GREASE WORKS
OF STA \n AUD OU, BllRN
. CLEVELAND, O.. Aprll 29_In a
sppctnculur tlre to-nlght the candln
and grease works of tho Standard Oll
Company were destroyed, Offlcer- of
the company estlmated the loss at
$203,500. For a tlmo all of Iho bulld?
lngs surroundlng tho two plants woro
threatonod and overy availahlo ploee
of tlre Hppnratua was oHlled Into ser?
vice. Tlie flre .was attonded by no
acoldents, ... ?
KILLED CHILD TO
DBI1IE OEI OUT
Bright Six-Year-Old Girl the
Victim of Her Uncle in
RAVES LIKE MADMAN
AND SAYS HE IS GOD
Robert Bachman, Former Cement**
yvorkcr of Nazareth, and Recent
Leader of the "Devil Chas- |
ers," t0 Which He Had Be- *f
come Converted, Says He ;
Did No Wrong.
NAZARETH. PA.. Aprll 2!).?"Go?
drove the de .11 out of her. Foi.
hours we stood by praylng for
hls vlctory. He has triumphed.
God, who ls my husband, kllled
her. _\ir... Robert Bachman, slster
in-law of ono of Northampton countya
mlllionalre... mado thls statement tb
tho aulhorltles here whon questloned'
about tho strango death of May Irene
Smlth, her sl.x-year-old niece.
The chlld's death, whlch occurred
some tlmo Monday. was the outcome of
a rellgious orgy of a new sect styllng
themselves "Devil Chasers," that lasted
from lnle Saturday afternoon untll thfe
little one dled.
The chlld's body Is horrlbly mutU
lated, the flesh on the- logs nnd back
having been torn into shreds. The
tragedy occurred hero ln tho- home of
Robert Bachman, brother of a wealthy
coment manufacturor of Alllance. Pa.
In thelr frenzy tho "Devil Chaser.."
llterally wrecked the place from cellalr
to roof. Doors were wrenched frora
thelr fastonlngs. window frames hauled
out. and furniture smashed so that not
a trnce of its original form remalns.
The fact that the torn and mutilated
bodies of a score of chicken'a and that
of a collle dog belonging to Bachman
were found scattered ?ahout leads the
authorltles to belteve that the Smlth
chlld may have been killed in some
horrible sacrlfictal rlte.
The shrleks of the fanatlcs attracted
scores of persons on Sunday. Half
nude men ruid -women, the latter wlth
dlsheveled halr. would appear at a
window. From the facea and hodlej;
of some blood streamed, evidence oi
the bodlly cxcorlatlon Infllcted ln the.
Uuit Place to T.end Sect.
Untll slx month... ago Bachman wai
considered one of the best workmen
at the cement factory of hls brother*
In-law. Councllman Henry Smlth. Then
the "Devil Chasers,*' whlch had lta
headquartors In Readlng, sent mlsslon
arles through thls sectlon. Bachman
embraced Ihe strange bellef. Soon a
congregation was formed; sentrles
guarded the meetlngs wlth revolver3*
and none was admitted wlthout a pass
word. Bachman gave up hls position
and became tho leadlng splrlt of the
Aftor conslderable persuaslon hls
brother-ln-law, Councllman Smlth,
agreod to attend a meetlng at the Bach?
man house Saturday nlght last, wlth.
hls wife and little daughter.
From tho tlmo the Smiths arrived.
late Saturday afternoon, untll the
death of the chlld services contlnued.
Worslilpperi- Ent No Food.
No food passed the llps of the wor
shlppers. When the chlld crled for
food she was put ln a room away from
where the services were belng held.
When tho child began crying, Bach?
man, it Is sald, declared she was pos
sessed of a devil and that they must
drlve lt out. Then began the hideous
scene. ln tho mind of Bachman, the
devil jumped CJrom tho chlld to a
bureau. The furniture was promptly
smashed. Thon lie sald the devil was
on tho celllng. Iloles were punched In
It. Once It was supposed to have
alighted on Mrs. Bachman, and she
was drlven wlth blows and curses from
So lt contlnued for hours. Mrs.
Smlth was the one who dlscovered
hor daughter's body. ' Although she
herself was one of the most enthusl?
astlc In the "devil chasing," she says
that when she heard hor little ona
oalllng for her she ran to the chlld's
"My baby was dead," she sobbed,
"Bachman was on the floor beslde her
and praylng." ?
Mrs. Bachman made a statement to
the coroner, lt ls asserted. in whlch
she says her husband Jumped repeatad
ly on the chlld's body.
Reld for Grand Jury.
Tho coroner's jury late to-day rend?
ered n verdlct chnrging Bachman wlth
tho murder of Irene May Smith. The
surgeons who made the post mortem
examliintion found that death was duq
to striingulotlon. Bachman will be
formally charged wllh tho murder ln
Mrs. Smlth, motheq of the little girl,
sworo that lier brother, Bachman, kll?
led tho chlld during a fit of rellgious
frenzy while she. and hor husband wora
in another part of tho house. *The
jury went to the Bachman house, and
in the room where the chlld was kllled -
everythlng was smashed to pieces. Mrs.
Smlth was released on ball after tlie
Inquest. Her husband ls in jail. Hls
condition is serious. Bachman raves
like a madman and Inslsts that he
committed no wrong.
Are t't'iiifiit Worker**.
Smith nnd Bachman are brawny
coment mlll workmen. Rachman is'
marrled, but hls only child dfed ona
year ago. He ls thlrty-two years of
age. and ls a broth.r of Dr. J. A.
Bachman, of Nrpb, Cal., who ls largely
inti-.re.sted ln coment, holdlng the con-i
trolllng Interest In tho Northamptoh
Portland Coment Company, at Stocker
tawn, near hore.
Robort Bachman was formerly aa
slstant to tlio genoral manager of thn
Dexter Portland Coment Company, of
Nazaroth, nnd recently reslgned. l.:iat
Saturday hls brother offered hlm the
superiiiteiulenoy of tho Stockertown
Wllliam Dulfert, of Tutamy, who In
ctwltted wlth startlng tho _trange ?oct,
sald thls afternoon tha; tho Bachmans
had broken away from hl? teaching*
and that ha had nothing to elo wlt*.
hlm .Jnce last sandi*-..