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RICHMOND,.VA., MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1911.
THE WEITHEB TO-D AY?KerJr
PRICE TWO CENTS,
That Governor Cannot
WILL NOW Air PEAL
Dr. Carrington Intimates That1
Inquiry Will Be of Little \
Value, Inasmuch as Delay
May Result in Loss or Sup?
pression of Evidence.
Text of Opinion.
According to an opinion by Attor-.
ney-General Samuel W. Williame, Oov
ernor Mann and the State Board of
(...urltles and Corrections have no
power to order an Investigation Into
peultentlary affairs, as requested by
Dr. Charles V. Carrington, iHtiilcntl
ury surgeon, who was recently de?
feated by Dr. Herbert Mann, the Gov?
ernor's nephew. The Attorney-Gen?
eral goes deeply Into the statutes to
show that tho right to order the In?
quiry Is beyond the Governor and the
board, and because' of this ruling It
was announced yesterduy that tho
General Assembly would be asked to
turn on the light that the public
might be informed as to actual con?
ditions In view of conflicting state?
ments and sensational charges.
In a statement given out last night.
Dr. Carrington Intimated that this be?
lated Inquiry might* prove of little
value. Inasmuch as the delay' "may re- j
suit in the loss o: suppression of evl-'
Dr. Carrington received yesterday
the following letter from Governor
Mann, along with a copy of the Attor- ?
Governor Mann'a Letter.
October 28. 1911.
Dr. Charles V. Carrington. ltichmond.
Dear Sir.?I have Just received the
opinion of the Attorney-General In
regard to the investigation asked for
by you of the Penitentiary Bourd be?
cause of the following statement made
'jy four mombers of that board: "Had
the conditions of the penitentiary been
? . -erent we would certainly have
.?oted to retain the present surgeon,
but knowing the conditions as we do.
we believe that the best Interests of
the penitentiary demand a change."
I Inclonc a couy of tho opinion, from
which you will see that I have no
power to order, or the Board of Chari?
ties and Correction to make, the In?
vestigation asked for by you. I will,
however, transmit your letter, along
>v i that of the Penitentiary Board
asking for an investigation, to the
next General Assembly of Virginia.
WM. HODGES MANX.
A ttoroc >-(ieneral'n Opinion.
October 27. 1011.
To His Excellency, Wm. Hodges Mann.
Governor Virginia, HIchmond:
Dear Sir,?I have tho honor to re?
ply to vour communication of October
11. 1911. which Is as follows:
"De r Sir.? On yesterday, as I was
b avin ; my office for lite S^ate Fair, I
received a letter from Dr. Charles /.
Carrington. surgeon of the peniten?
tiary, which, for your Information and
convenience, is copied hero:
" 'In a communication addressed to
the public, and printed In the Hlch
?uond papers of October 2, 1911, four
members of the hoard of directors of
fhe. State Penltontiary over their sig?
natures made the following statement:
"Hud tlie conditions at the peniten?
tiary been different, we would certain?
ly have voted to retain the present
.-?urgeon, but knowing conditions as
we do, we believe that the best In?
terests of the penitentiary demand a
change." This is In effect a charge
igainst my administration as surgeon
ut the penitentiary and gives me tho
right 'o demand and have as prompt
.in investigation as possible. Such an
Investigation 1 have requested at the
hands of the .State Board of Charltle?
ana Corrections, but- have received
from Dr. Georgo H. Denny, the presl
Jent of that board, a letter stating
'.hat lie doubted the authority of hi?
noard to make such an Investigation
'unless directed so to do by you, as
" 'In view of this expressed doubt
as to the authority of the board to
make this investigation of Its own
initiative, I request as a mere matter
of simple justice hi myself, that you
will direct the Board of Charities and
Corrections to make this investigation
: ' the earliest possible moment.
"'I will be obliged If you will ac?
knowledge the receipt of thts com- |
munication, and will do me the honor
of informing me promptly as to ;our
official action In the premises.'
"The investigation asked for by Dr.
Carrington must come under tho pro-'
vlelcns of the sixteenth section of an
act of the Genoral Assembly of Vlr
i i. a, approved Maroii 13, 190S, to es?
tablish a board of charities and cor?
rections, to define Its duties, etc.
v "You will, of course, examine the
whole of that act, but I will give the
nectlon referred to:
" '1G. Whenever the Governor con
r ders It -proper or necessary to In?
vestigate the management of any In?
stitution receiving aid from the State,
and nqulrcd to he Inspected under the
provision of this act, ho may direct
the Board of Charities and Correc?
tions, or any committee thereof, to
make auch Investigation as he may
require. And for the purpose of this
Investigation, the board of the com?
mittee thereof designated by the Gov
crno shall have the power to ad
,later oaths, and to summon officers,
employes, -rsone t attend
as witnesses and to enforce their at?
tendance, ana to, compel them to pro?
duce documents and give evidence.
Each member of said board conducting
such Investigation shall be paid eatt
of the funds of the Institution Inves?
tigated his necessary expenses and
$5 a day during actual service.'
"You will understand that unless
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AGAIN DEFIES NIAGARA
Captain Klaus Larsen Make* Second
Trip Through Itaplda.
Niagara Falla, N. Y., October 29.?
Captain Klaus Larger., of Detroit, to?
day made his second Niagara' River
trip In a motorboat from the cataract
to Lewlston. Ho completed the six
mile trip througn the turbulent water
In twenty-five minutes, coming through
without a scratch. Larsen saye he Is
through with Niagara adventure, but
next ycor will muke a trip across tho
Atlantic In his boat, The Niagara.
Larson Btarted from the Canadian
Maid of tho Mist dock at 1:50 o'clock
and swept under the lower steel arch
bridge five minutes later. Coming Into
swift drift, where the river breaks
from tho calm upper reach to the
rapids, he veorcd towards the Canadian
side. Tho boat rode the smaller waves
without a tremor, but, caught by the
fierce current about the midway of the
rapids, she was hurled up and almost
clear of the mountains of water. Once
tho craft was sides wiped ana almost
keeled over by a comber. The rapids
trip took hardly more than a minute.
As the Niagara entered the whirlpool
Laraen kept toward thr; American Bide
of t'.ie pool, "but he was caught In a
cross-current and was almost drawn
Into the vortex. Only the hardest kind
of v/ork with the tiller prevented
Onco clear of the whirlpool, Larscn
headed upstresm In order to put things
shipshape for the tlnal test in tho
Devil's Hole Rapids.
He was badly buffeted In the lower
rapids, but managed to hold a course
close to the C nadlan side, and at 2:H
o'clock piss* . under the' suspension
bridge at Lt /. :?ton. He had made tho
five miles between the bridges In nine?
Barsen made his first trip through'
September 18. 1910. Tho .'Tiagara. the
bout he used to-day. is fifteen feet
long, tlve feet hIx Incnes beam, and
four feet deep. The englr.e Is four
horsepower. About 700 pounds of sand
ballast was used. ,
DRAWS PISTOL, IS KILLED
Farmer lfal] Threatened to Shoot
Driver of Automobile.
Charlotte. N. C. October 29.?Be?
cause he allowed his prejudice against
automobiles to carry him to the ex?
tent of drawing a pistol on a passing
car this evening, t-am Whither, a
wealthy Cleveland county farmer, lost
his life. Facing the drawn weapon
In Whlther's hand, and believing that
hu Intended carrying out his threat, j
Lucius Randall, a prominent Oaffney J
(S. C.) business man, shot Whither ,
twice, killing him Instantly. The
tragedy occurred two miles from I
fhelby. In Cleveland county.
Randall, who Is a native of Cleve- |
land, made the trip to North Carolina ,
to-day to visit relatives. On a public
road he met Whither In a buggy, j
The latter alighted and. drawing a '
pistol, approached Randall's machine j
and announced that he was going to
kill him. Randall pleaded with him,
but aa he continued to approach, re?
iterating his threat, Randall drev/ his
own weapon and put two bullets In
the farmer'e head. He then surren?
dered to the sheriff. The men were
not acquainted, and Whlther's well
known antipathy to the invasion of
the automobile is the accepted theory
in accounting for his action. He was
unmarried and of largo means. Ran?
dall is prominent In Gaffney's busi?
ness alnd social circles.
COLLEGE PROFESSORS' PAY
Lafayette's Head Vrgea Their Salaries
He Same as Football Coaches'.
Philadelphia. October 29.?"Pay col?
lege professors the same salaries as
olre paid to football coaches." urged
President Kthelbert Warflold, of La?
fayette College, at the annual meeting
of the college president of Pennsyl?
vania, at the University of Pena^yl
vania, "end the problem of equalizing
the Intellectual and tho athletic inter?
ests of college life will be solved."
President Warfield's appeal was
made in the course of an address open?
ing for general discussion the whole
subject of college and intercollegiate
It was the general sentiment of the
meeting that athletics are desirable,
and that the difficulties which they
present should be turned to advantage
In the way of moral training and dis?
cipline. Along these lines it was sug?
gested by one of the speakers that
unsportsmanlike acts Bhould be pun?
ished by a whole year's suspension,
while another declared that not only
should the man who "slugs" be dlo
qualined for a whole season, but that
also he should be put out of college.
MAY FIND LINER BLAMELESS
Admiralty Court Will Investigate Olym
London, October 29.?The trial of the
action arising out of the collision be?
tween the White Star steamship Olym?
pic and tho British cruiser Hawke has
been fixed for November 16 In the Ad?
miralty Court at London.
As tho Admiralty Court is the only
tribunal which has Jurisdiction to tlr.d
responsibility for the accident, the re?
port that the matter had already been
settled in favor of the Hawke, and that,
tho naval officers had been held blame?
less, is therefore without foundation.
At tho Llverpoi 1 office of tho White
Star a statement was Issued to the ef?
fect that tho company is awaiting'the
outcome of the inquiry with every con?
fidence that it will be held not at fault.
This anticipation is borne out generally
In shipping circles here, and lt was
also said that no matter what may be
the result of a private Inquiry, lt in
nowise affects the regular Admiralty
'HITS EDUCATIONAL FADS
Netr School Head Opposes Overload?
ing Curriculum. -
Trenton, N. J? October 29.?Educa?
tional fads were given a blow dilect
from the shoulder by Dr. Calvin N.
Kendall, State Commissioner of Edu?
cation, in an address here yesterday,
bis first public speech since the as?
sumption of his office.
He declared that building orna?
mental sohoolhouses, while "econo?
mising in school teachers," was treat?
ing tho children unjustly. He also
condemned the tendency to, overload
the curriculum, and said that It would
be better to teach fet.or subjects and
teach thetn well than to try to cram
a lot of useloss things 'nt0 tha brains
of pupils. t . j
WILL BE ECLIPSED
Naval Review at New
York Greatest in
Country 's history.
Taft's Yacht Will Thread Its
Way Through Miles of War
j ships, and Constant Saluting
Promises to Envelop Man?
hattan in Smoke From
Hundreds of Guns.
Chicago. October 29.?In other re- i
spects than mere number of ships and |
power of armament. tl? great naval
; review to be held at New York prom- j
lsea to eclipse any naval pageant ever '
seen In U1I3 country. President Taft |
not only will sail through the four
lines of ships at anchor in the Hud?
son River, but will watch the vast ar
mada pick up Its anchors and get under
way. He then will lead the long col?
umn down the bay, and off Staten
Island will stand aside on t.'.o May?
flower and again review the fleet as It
' passes out to tea.
.Secretary of the Navy Meyer, who
came to Chicago to assist in the dedi?
cation of the new naval training sta?
tion and to arrange for the review,
left for the East to-night.
The main' features of the review
have been agreed upon. The presi?
dential review will take place on
Thursday, November :. Wednesday
I tho Secretary of the Navy will Inspect
i the fleet from the Dolphin. In a sense
this inspection really will mark the
beginning of the pageant, for Secretary
Meyer will be received with the roar
: of all the guns and other honors due
Reaches Sew York Thnraday.
I President Taft will reach New York
I early Thursday morning. He will
I board ihe Mayflower at 9:30 A. M.. ana
1 will not leave the yacht until 5 P. M..
? when he will depart for Hot Springs.
Va., to rest three or four days before
tilling engagements in Cincinnati, Ken?
tucky and Tennessee.
The Mayflower, dressed in the gayest
of bunting and flying the President's
Aug. will reach the head of the four
battleship lines at 10 o'clock, when
the commander-ln-chlef of the fleet,
Rear-Admiral Osterhaus, and possibly
the division commanders, will pay their
respects to the commandor-in-ohlef of
the army and the navy. President Taft
will return Admiral Osterhaus's visit
on board the flagship Connecticut.
When he Is again aboard the May?
flower, the yacht will steam up the
river through the water lane formed
by the first and second columns of the
anchored fleet, a distance of seven
miles. After the last little torpedo
boat at the end of the columns has
paid its tribute of twenty-one guns to
the President, the Mayflower will turn
and steam back through the third and
fourth columns. From the beginning
of the review until the fleet has headed
out past Sandy Hook, the saluting will
be almost continuous, and New York
?harbor and the city Itself promises to
be wrapped for hours In the pungent
white smoke poured from the muzzles
of several hundred guns.
The spectacle of the vast fleet get?
ting under way in the narrow confines
of Now York harbor will be one worth
remembering, and undoubtedly will bo
witnessed from shore and shipboard ey
countless thousands of people.
*'ew York Thta Week Hoat to 20,000
Nc>- York. October 29.?New York
has prepared to entertain for three
day? this week 20,000 blue jackets on
102 war vessels of the Atlantic fleet
ordered hither for participation In the
most ambitious mobilization of flgl '?
lng craft ever undertaken In this coun?
try. In. command of Rear-Admiral
Hugo Osterhaus, all the available
ships of the Atlantic squadron began
steaming toward New York Harbor
laat week, and twenty-four vessels
of the Paclflp squadron are due at Los
Angeles for the West coast naval
dr lonstratlon there. One hundred and
twenty-six In all, they will remain
at anchor from to-day until Thursday:
ther. will be two nights of illumina?
tion, and Jack ashore will have per?
haps- the greatest land fete of his
Career. Tho number of men due if
New York alone surpassos the strength
of Shatter's army In Cuba, but even
then it Is tho opinion In navy circles
that some of the vessels will be short
handed. It Is hoped, however, by
emergency measure to meet demand-:,
i Early last week the only three bat
] tleshlps In the Brooklyn Navy Yard?
I the dreadnoughts Utah, Delaware and
! Florida?were groomed for the display,
j wired for the special Illuminations
and made ready to swing around the
harbor mouth and up Into North
River. The presidential yacht May?
flower, al30 at the navy yard, has
been prepared for the parade and will
bob alongside the great battleships,
although President Taft, according to
his latest plans, will not return from
the Weat In time to review the ahlps.
Many Miles of Snips.
Arrangements here call for five, and
perhaps seven miles of ships, groat
.and small, forming four lines ln the
Hudson River from Weat Fifty-seventh
Street to Fort Washington, or above.
The battleships will be 100 yards apart,
destroyers 300. smaller torpedo boats
and other craft 200. In order that
they may be displayed to the best ad?
vantage It was arranged to have the
a bmarlne anchored nearest the Now
Yorl: shore. Next In line come tho
battleships, and, tn the third and
fourth columns, .nearest New Jersey,
the destroyers and torpedo boats.
.. i long line of 102 vessels, twen
ty-fo-r of them battleshlns, compris?
ing the /flower of the Atlantic fleet,
will have an aggregate tonnage of
577.283, and off Los Angeles to twen?
ty-four warships will have a tonnage
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WHILE THEY SLEEP
Enr?ged Man Does Mur?
der to Satisfy His
Angered Over His Arrest on;
Federal Charge, Carrol James
Kills Fathei-in-Law, Fatally
Injures Mother-in-Law and
Wounds Wife Who Gave
Testimony Against Him.
Parkersburg, u. Va., October 29.?
Carrol L James', a railroad conductor
?if this city, shot and kllicd his father
in-law, William Prltchard; probably fa?
tally wounded his moiher-ln-la w,
slightly Injured his wlfo, and commit?
ted suicide to-day at Pennsboro, W.
Va. James broke Into the Prltchard
home and caught his victims while
they slept. He made no effort to harm
his five-year-old daughter, who occu?
pied the bed with her mother anu
Tho tragedy follows a series of sen?
sational occurrences here about six
weeks ago, when James shot Seymour
Kuhn, of Fairmont, \V. Va-. a fellow
railroader, whom he alleged he had
founJ with his wife at the James home.
Kuhu's injuries were silghl. James
brought suit for divorce, and Mrs.
James brought a counter suit. During
the taking of depositions In the suifs
last Monday. Mrs. James gave evidence
which resulted In the arrest two days
later of her husbund and George Mit?
te r, of Grafton, W. Vs., an express
messenger, on the charge of conspiracy
to defraud the United Slates Express
Company. James was to have received
a preliminary hearing next Tuesday on
the .conspiracy charge. It is said that
' he worried greatly over tho matter
and was much embittered against his
wife and ht-r family. It Is alleged
that he threatened that he would "kill
the whole Prltchard tribe," and the
shooting to-day was an apparent ef?
fort to fultll hla threat
James quietly forced his way into
the Pritchard, home at Pennsboro at 2
o'clock this morning. Going to thu
second floor, he entered the room occu?
pied by his wife, young daughter and
his mother-in-law. Without words he
began firing. Tho shots were directed
at the two women. One bullet struck
Mrs. Prltchard in the arm and another
hit Mrs, Jam?( in the hip- Ja-tncs ?lui<
stepped into tho adjoining bedroom and
saw his father-in-law rising from his
bed. He tired lrcctly Into Mr. Prltch
ard's face. (The ball passed through
the mouth, killing him Instantly. Re?
turning to the other room, James found
his wife gone, but his mother-in-law
still was there. Twice more he shot
her, the bullets lodging in her left foot
and right arm.
Id Purault of Wife.
James then went In pursuit of his
wife. An open area door indicated the
direction she had taken, and he came
upon her a short distance from the
house. He had two revolvers, and
pulled the triggers of each In an at?
tempt to kill her. The cylinders were
empty. Placing the revolvers In his
pocket, he caught her by the throat and I
choked her. As the woman sank to the i
ground, her young child holding on to j
I her skirts, crying, James beat and
kicked her, and tied only at tho ap?
proach of a neighbor, who heard the
child's cries. James ran back to the
Prltchard house. There he reloaded
one of the revolvers and killed himself.
A coroner's Inquest was held at day- I
light. A verdict of murder was re- j
j turned In the Pritchard case, with
James the murderer, and suicide wus
the verdict in the case of the mur?
derer. The testimony of Mrs. James
and Mrs. Pritchard was taken as they
lay on cots near the railroad station,
preparatory to being brought to a hos?
It was stated to-night that Mrs.
Prltchard may die, but Mrs. James will
ATTACK STEEL MAN'S WILL
Relative of lu P. Ewald Declare Him
of Vuftouad .Mind.
Louisville, Ky., October 29.?The will
of Louis P. Ewald, who died two years
ago, leaving an estate of $9,000,000, Is
being contested on the plea that he
was of unsound mind when he made It.
Harry 1. Ewald and Rosa E. Damon,
of St. Louis, brother and sister of the
testator, to-day brought suit In the
Jeffe/son Circuit Court, praying that
the court annul the order to probate
the will, and that the adoption by tho
j testator of Philip Golden, Helen Golden
and Sterling D. Oolden. of St. Lou s.
principal beneficiaries, be set aside. i
Mr. Ewald was for many years a I
steel manufacturer of Western Ken- j
tucky. A secret process for tho man- :
ufacture of steel netted him a large
fortune, but as he convertod all of his
wealth into cash, the size of his estate
caused surprise when he died. Tue
Kentucky authorities Immediate!);
brought suit for retrospective absess
ments and obta'ned $100,000 or more
in back taxes.
TWO DROWNED IN AUTO
Father and Son Carried Into Canal
Easton, Pa,. October 29.?Frank Was?
ser. Ofty-flve years old, and his young
son, of Hellertown, were drowned last
night in the Delaware Canal, a mile
above here, when their automobile went
over an embankment. Their bodies
have not been recovered.
Mr. Wasser turned to the side of the
road to pass a wagon. The wheels
?lipped' over the turf alongside the
road, and the ear crashed through a
guard rail and went down a ten-foot
embankment Into the water.
On and after November l?t, 1911, South?
ern Railway Passenger, Ticket and Freight
Ofrloe will be located at 007 B. Mein Street
(Mutual Building), lastead of ?so B Mala.
Conditions in Peking
Worse, nd J housands i
Fie : From uity.
AN OUTBREAK j
Natives Seek Hated'Foreign Sol?
diers for Protection Against j
Terrors of Massacre, Which i
Seems Certain?Rumored ,
That Emperor Has Been
Peking, October 29.?The situation In
Peking Is bciointng worse. A yert
' table panic prevails among the Man
chus. The trains that are leaving the
capital fur the meat part are drawn by
I two engines, so heavily are they loud
i ed, the people sitting on top of their
! household belongings. Olrlclals are
seeking asylums for their wives and
children among the foreigners.
I Prior to the revolution the nowspa
i pers frequently cried out against tho
preeence of foreign ??eoldicrs. but the
I natives are now ileeing to them for
One report fixes to-morrow night for
j an outbreak, but the presence of 15,000
! Manchu troops against 3.U00 Chinese
! insures the satety of the capital for the
present. The only danger seems to be
! from a sudden attuck against the
throne or against the officials, whlcn
might precipitate the threatened mas?
sacre by the Matichus. Race fceltng Is
becoming intensllled. The price of
? provisions la still rising, and a large
! number of foreigners arc entering me
I legation quarter. The legation guards
1 are preparing for emergencies. The
j Americans have sand bags piled on the
I corner wall, which is now under a
strong guard. Picturesque movements
of the Manchu troops through the city
gates occur silently after nightfall, to
prevent excitement among the popula?
Many Humors Current.
Rumors are current that the ISinporor
has been spirited away and that Prince
Chlng, who Is too old for digit, has
committed suncldc. There ure many
j such stories. They may or day not
be true. The American legation has
; Issued orders that the women and chil?
dren living ulong the Peklng-ilankow
Hallway, and also In the country to
the west of the line, shall proceed ub
? soon as possible to the coast. .
The American consul-general at Han?
kow, Royer iJ. O'.eeiic, repot ts that an
American, A. H. Kepler, has been
woundod In the lighting around that
Consular reports from Nanking are
pessimistic. The new troops fear an
j attack by the old troops, and ure clam?
oring for ammunition, which the vice- j
roy refuses to give them. They were
ordered to leave the city, but declined.
The viceroy of Klang Su has churtered
tho British steamer Pel-Chlng, which
lies in the river, presumably to take
the viceroy. If necessary.
Refuse to r.utruiu.
Six thousand men of the Twentieth
Division, at' I.an-Chau, have refused td
entrain for Hankow. Instead they sent
a memorial to Peking asking for the
Immediate granting of a Constitution.
A mescage from Hankow reports an
artillery duel between the rebels and
the Chinese gunboats. The town of
Tal-Yuen-Fu. Ih Shun-Sl Province, ib'
reported to have joined the revolution. |
A foreign naval report from Hankow I
says that on tho morning of October j
27 the Imperial troops advanced and ,
captured Kilometre Ten. adding that'
the rebels made very little resistance
and retired, leaving many guns anu
nmr-h camp equipment.
The government's estimate of the,
rebels' casualltles in the battle <>f
Ilnnkow Is 3.000. The government s
success Is described as being largely
? due to the work of the naval squud
j ron, under Admiral Sah, which sue- j
j ceeded in enfilading the rebels 'n the
Soldiers Demand Reform.
London. October 29?A special from
! Peking says 20,000 soldiers of the
Third and Twentieth Divisions and
j tho Second Mixed Urlgade. composing
tne second army for the Yatigtse cam
pa isn. have given the regent the op?
tion of accepting immediately their
demands for a complete constitutional
government or they threaten to attack
Peking from their station at Lanchau,
which is within striking distance of
the capital. The National Assembly at
a secret session in'orsed these de?
mands and formally memorialized them
to the throne. The demands aru pre?
faced by the declaration that the
troops will uphold the dynasty If the
provisions set forth are granted. The
demands Include the promulgation of a
Parliament with power to revise the
constitution; that the army and navy
ahall not oe employed in Internal trou?
bles without the consent of Parlia?
ment: that the Emperor shall no long?
er have absolute power with respect
to life and death; that political exiles
shall be pardoned; that a responsible.
Cabinet and Premier shall be chosen
by the Assembly, and that royalty
shall forever be Ineligible to servo
In the Cabinet.
The presentation of the memorial
caused a great sensation at the palace.
A telegram received from Admiral
Sah. according to the same dispatch,
says that the navy may desert unless
there is a political change.
A special dispatch from Hankow
says the foreign residents, on accot - t
of the fighting, are considered to bu In
some danger. Accordingly the foreign
warships have landed extra guards.
Americans are attennlng tho most
! seriously wounded of the imperialists
who fell In Friday's battle. This was
a fierce engagement, the fight contin?
uing all day long. The rebels were
Squadrou la Surprised.
Hankow, via Wuhu, October 29.?
The revolutionists on Friday night
planted a battery on the river bank
below Wu-Chang- At daybreak they
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Will Be Normal
Washington, October -0.?Scu.ioa
able temperature and generally fair
"eather throughout the country
durlujc llic present week ore prom?
ised by the Weather Ilurcau la a
bulletin IxMuett to-night'.
"No abnormal nealhrr condition*;
are prnbnhie,'' ?aya the bulletin,
"during ?lic nest several da>n In nny
part of the country, nnd the Indi?
cation*, nre tlint (he eomlcg week
wilt he one f>f NraHonuble tempern?
turc nnd genernlly rnlr weather lu
the t'nttcd .states. The nc\t dis?
turbance to eroaa the country ?JII
appear lu the far West about Tues?
day, advauce thence In au easterly
course, nod ren'-h the great cen?
tral valleys Wednesday or Thurs?
day and the Bantcra States about
Krldayt It villi lie attended by a
abort period of unaettled weatlic
and precipitation, nnd he followed
by colder weather mrr the north?
ern half of the country.*1
ROME IS IMPRESSED
IJeeply lntcrented by Creation of Three
Cardinal* In America.
Home, October 29.?The creation of
three American cardinals has aroused
Intense Interest lu Home. The fixing
of the date for holding the consistory
und the naming of fourteen other car?
dinals have been overshadowed by the
, announcement of the honors which arc
, to go to the United states. Warmest
? congratulations have been pouring
Into the Vatican all day, many of them
dlreeted personally to Cardinal Merry
del Val. lite papal secretary of state.
The distinction conferred upon Amer
' lc? Is the highest In the history of
the church, conaidi ring that that coun?
try until 190S was still a missionary
country In the eyes of the Vatican,
and under the Jurisdiction of the con?
gregation of the propaganda.
In the present Instance. It Is stated,
\ the Pope hus decided to elevate three
I American prelates to the cardlnulale In
I accordance with his oft-repeated as
' se-rtlon that h> desired to show the
, great appreciation he has for the In?
fill, nee of America and the enllghten
I mcnt of the episcopacy there.
Rome, the organ of English-speak?
ing Cuthollcs. commenting upon the
j consistory, says: "The United States
; will have greater reasons than other
countries for gladness, as >'. assumes
finally In the senate of the universal
church that Important place to which
lt is entitled by reason of the wonder?
ful expansion of the church within Its
i Cardinal Vlncenzo Vannutelll ex?
pressed himself to-day ar delighted
with the Pope's decision. Cardinal Van
1 nutelll In 1910 visited the United
j States, and on his return to Rome
made a eulogistic report to the Popo
j with reference to the condition of
'? Catholicism In America and the ex?
traordinary influence and prestige of
the archbishops there. He urged the
necessity of giving the great republic
? an adequate representation in' the
1 sacred college.
To add solemnity to the honor con
I fcrrcd upon America, the Popo, instead
j of having the now cardinals come here
t for the conulstory In November, will
send them the red blretta by special
; delegations, cac. composed of a mon
' signer among the papal and private
chamberlains, accompanied by a noble
guard. The new cardinals later wilt
come to Rome to receive the red hat
from the hands of the Pope, in a con?
sistory to bo held early in 1912.
RODGERS AT EL PASO
Aviator Greeted by Big Crowd on Ar?
rival from Fort Worth.
El Paso, Texas, October 29.?Aviator
C. P. Rodgers arrived here at 3:16
o'clock this afternoon, after a ' flight
from Fort Hancock, where he was
forced to make two attempts before
lie could get under way against the
A big crowd was at Washington Park
to greet him. After flying over the
wireless towers, he descended to within
100 yards of the ground and circled
the race track. He then dipped to the
ground alongside his special train, and
escaped the crowd by going to the city.
He will leave Monday for Tucson, en
route lo the Pacific coast. His trip
from Fort Hancock was without inci?
dent, he says, and with the exception
I of the choppy wind the going was
KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Girl i eve* I iff and Slater Receives
I Wllkesharre, Pa.. October 29.?In an
' automobile accident on the Rtittonwood
Road, three miles south of this city,
last night. Miss Gepe MclJowell. aged
eighteen, daughter of Ii. C. McDowell,
division freight agent of the Lehlgh
Valley Hallt cad In this city, was so
badly crushed that she died half an
hour later in a hospital.
Her sister, Jessie, sixteen years old,
way fatally Injured. She had a leg
broken and was hurt Internally. Wil?
liam Broadbead, the owner of the au?
tomobile, sustained severe lacerations.
The autolng party was going at a
good rate of speed, when control of the
steering gear was lost and the ma?
chine ran Into a ditch and was over?
MOB SEEKS FUGITIVE
Negro Wuh Cnpiured nnd Confessed,
hut Made Ilia Escape.
Washington, Gu., October 29.?Fol?
lowing the sensatlonil escape from a
mob of J. i . Walker, the negro who
had confessed to killing C. s. Hollens
head at the latter's store here last
night, a posse of 200 men, with dogs,
are scouring Wllkes county to-night
for the murderer. It is reported to-'
night that the negro has been located
In the southern part of the country, and
if he again Is captured a lynching Is
certain- a second negro, suspected of
complicity in the shooting, was cap?
tured last night, but after Walkers'
confession to the sheriff the other
black was released.
Hollenshead was killed white seated
In his store by a shot fired through a,
window. A posse Immediately started
in pursuit, and Walker was captured:
on the outskirts of the town Walknr-j
wua taken away from the sheriff and'
his deputy on tho public square of the |
town, but after the inoh had gone a
short distance Walker broke away
from his captors and made his escape.
Famous Blind Journalist
Dies Aboard riis
HE HAL B_,LN ILL
Owner of New York World and
I St. Louis Post-Dispatch, He
Was Commanding Figure in
to This Country a Pen?
Charleston. 9. C, October 29.?
: Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor of the
' New York World and the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, and one of the most
commanding figures In modern Jour
1 mil Ism. died at 1:40 o'clock to-day
; aboard his yacht, tho Liberty. In
: Charleston harbor. The lmmedia'o
j cause of Mr. Pulitzer's death was heart
failure. He had been In HI health for
; several days, but until a fow hours
i before the end none of those around
him realized the gravity of his con?
dition- The change for the worso
came about 2 o'clock this morning,
when he suffered an attack of severe
pain. By daylight he appeared to bo
better und fell asleep shortly after
10:30. He uwoke at 1 o'clock, con ?
plained of pain In his heart, fell Into
a faint and expired at 1:40 o'clock.
Mrs. Pulitzer, who had been sent
for, arrived from New York to-day,
and reached the yacht shortly before
I her husband died. She was at his bod
side when the end came, as also was
' hla youngest son, Herbert, who had
; been cruising with his father during
j the present trip.
I Mr. Pulitzer's body will be taken to
New York at 4:30 o'clock to-morrow
I evening, special arrangements having
I been made to-day for the transportu
I tion of the body. The funeral will be
1 held at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Nu'.v
York, probably towards the end of the
I week. Mr. Pulltzer'a son, Joseph, la
. now on his way from St. Louts with
his wife. One of his daughters will
come from Florida, Ralph Pulltser,
the eldest son, Is on his way to
Charleston, and will meet tho tram
Mind Remains Clear.
Up to an hour and half before his
death Mr. Pulltzer'a mind remained
perfectly clear. His German secretary
had been reading to him an account of
tho reign of Louts XI. of France, iu
whose career Mr. Pulitzer always had
taken the liveliest Interest. As the
secretary nenred the end of his chap?
ter and came to tho death of the
French King, Mr. Pulitzer said to him:
"Lelso ganz, lolse," "softly, soitly."
These were the last words which nu
spoke on earth.
bomo members of Mr. Pulltzer'a
party will go North to-morrow on the
train with Mrs. Pulitzer, Herbei t
Pulitzer and tho body of the dead
Journalist. The other members of the
party will remain on tho yacht, which
probably will set sail for New York
Mr. Pulitzer's yacht had been iu
0'hurlestou harbor fur six days. She
was on her way to Jekyl Island, near
Brunswick, Ga., where Mr. Pulitzer
owned a summer home.
There had also been some talk of
taking a cruise to the West Indies,
and but for tho fact that tho yacht
was detained in port hy the threatened
West Indian hurricane Mr. Pulitzers
death would probably have como upon
I the high seas. Ho was attended dur?
ing the illness that resulted In his
1 death by Dr. Robert Wilson, of
Charleston, und by Dr. Guthmann. hin
I yacht physician.
Strlckcu With Blindness.
Lat.- one afternoon, twenty-two
yours ago, Joseph Pulitzer, then but
forty-two years old, was leaning on
the rull of a yacht as the boat waa
standing out of the Bosporus and Into
the Black Sea looking toward the set?
ting un through eyes which for years)
had been strained.
"Has the sun set so soon?" Mr.
Pulitzer asked suddenly of his secre?
"Not quite, Mr. Pulitzer," was the
"Yes, It has," tho editor Insisted. "It
j has for me."
! Up to that moment Mr. Pulitzer had
j been able vaguely to distinguish va
rlous objects before him, although
I each day the persistent haze before
him had been growing thicker. Now
he was able only to tell vaguely day- v
ll.rht from night. And for the past
twenty years?almost up to -the mo?
ment of his death?he had neon In
constant touch with the morning and
evening editions of tho New York
World and his Post-Dispatch, of St.
Louis, personally during hla short
land Infrequent visits to Manhattan,
nnd hy telegraph or cable while cruls
1 Ing here and abroad on his yacht,
' ulthough throughout this past two de
ca .ea he had been blind.
Mr. Pulitzer's father was a Hun
I gsrlan Jew, his mother a Catholic. He
was born at Budapest, on April 10,
1S47. During his childhood In Hun?
gary, ho received come Instruction
from a private tutor, which was the
sum total of hla schooling. Forty?
*?ven years ago lie landed at Boston, a
tall, loan emigrant, over six feet in
height, and came to New York with
a '.'0-franc piece as his sole belong
At ths time of his death tils wealth
is estimated as more than $20,000,000.
Served in Civil Was..
Two of his mother's brothers had
been officers In the Austrian army, and
one of them had fought under Maxi?
milian In Mexico. Not long before
voung Pulitzer decided to emigrate,
to America ho had run away from
home to Paris to enlist tn the Legion
Stranger, but was rejected beeaus*