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?gt^Mwro"w?SPiSm_WHOLE NUMBER 18,999. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912. ?k ?evtuer to-day-fair. PRICE TWO CENTS.
Swat Campaign Started,
With Cash for Cham?
Richmond Children Will Com?
pete in Movement Conducted
by Health Department to Rid
City of Its Greatest Pest.
Buchanan Hits Men
The sentence of death vvuh pro?
nounced against the- deadly house-fly
yesterday afternoon when, a represen?
tative, bouy ut Citizen? met lu the
ollUe ol Dr. K. C. Levy, in the City
iiall, and oigaiilzed u ??Citizens' D'ly
Extermination Association." and put
Into motion plans for a city-wide
"swat-tho-lly" campaign. The Imme?
diate act of offensive warfare "111 be
a "swat-thr-riy" .content, conducted
Jointly by the City Health Department
and The Times-Dispatch.
While full details ur il;e content and
the tuieb which will govern It will
not. be available until alter tno meet?
ing of Hie contest committee to-day,
it will follow the general llnce ob?
served in similar contests In other
eitiei-, notably Washington and Cleve?
land. ' The TimtB-Dlspatch will otfer
$100 in prizes to regularly enrolled
pupils of tile public Schools ot the
city and all other Richmond children
wno Kill tne largest number of flies
from June ? to June 17. the period ol
the contest, of this money. wid
bet bet atlde In cash prises for while
children ana \ib for colored children
lleulth Department lu Cbnruc.
While the Iiy-awallltig ?.ciiu'esi prop?
er owes its being lu tne initiative of
The Tlmea-Dlepatch, the Health De?
partment for tome weeks has had un
dei way another form o: war aga'ntt
the household pest, and will lake com?
plete charge of every feature of the
contest exc'tpi that connected with
ti... aw aid of prize:-, which will be
managed by this paper.
According to tentative plans dis?
cussed at yesterday's meeting, 'the
Tlnics-Dispatch will furnish every
Vontcstatit with the necessary twat
llnS Implements, While the measuring
und crediting of tin.- number of flics
Killed by lh? cunt-slants will be pef
luriucd oy tne health authorities
Criticises roller Department.
A spice of sensation entered into
the meeting jtsterday when Hev'.j
James Buchanan, Superintendent of
tne Associated Cliarltles. toutid H
necessary to score whai he looked
upi n as an unwholesome state of af
tnns in the city police department.
In the course of a general dlscuesiou
of plans looking to tne ? llmlnatlon, as
lar* as possible, of all refuse offering
favorable breeding places for files, it
was suggested by Chief Health Ofll
cer Levy that a rigid application of
the penalty by police justices When
indictments are brought against per?
sona by the Health Department would
go a long way In discouraging the
keeping of nuisances.
Dr. a. W. Freeman, Assistant state
H-alth Commissioner, suggested as a
good r'au thai the police be asked to
aid the health officers in reporting
persons who maintain upon their
premises unsanitary stables and simi?
lar nuisances which offer breeding
^rncdia for mic-s. The- suggestion
stirred Mr. Buchanan into airing a
few personal views.
Soys There Is Wlrc-Pulllng.
"I think that the city policcn-.cn
could render a great service in this
way." he said. "1 think they would
be glad to du it- Although our po?
licemen are perhaps the most malign?
ed persons In the entire city, 1 am
certain that they stand ready at all
t'mes to discharge their duty. The
trouble docs not lie with them. It Is
hlgrrer up. As soon as one of them
presumes to report an abuse which af?
fects the interests of on influential
citizen the latter at once gets to work
pulling the wires, with the result that
the charge Is dismissed and the. patrol?
man In In danger of losing his roal
tion. - .
"Our policemen," said I r. Buchanan,
turning to Dr. Levy, ?'ar:- handicapped
in the discharge of their duty in the
same way that your health inspectors
tire. Your men report nu'sanccs, but
the polico courts have to Impose the
fines before their services count for
anything. Our patrolmen either report
or are. willing to report irregularities,
but the pressure from higher up large?
ly counteracts their usefulness."
Effect I'erninncnt Organization.
The "C'tlzeris' Fly Extermination
At-sociatio.i," through the advisory
committee which w..s present at yes?
terday's meeting, organised permanent?
ly with the following ofltcers: Chair?
man, Rev. H. D. C. M at lachlan. D. D.;
Vicc-Chairman. Dr. F. M. Reade. and
Secretary, Dr. C. C. Hudson.
The. advisory committee, all the mem?
bers of which were present at yester?
day's meeting, consists of Dr. George
W. McDanlel, Dr. James Buchanan. Dr.
E. C. Levy. N. D. Sills. C. P. Walford,
Jr., Alien Bolts. W. T. Dabney. Dr. A.
W, Frocmon, Dr. Bnnlon G. Williams.
Dr. 0. C. Hudson. Rev. II. D. C. Mac
lachlan, D; P.. Miss Anne Gully. A. H.
Strauss. .Samuel K. McKee. AIlss Kll/.a
beth Cocke, Albert II. Hill. J. St.
George Bryan. Mayor D. C. Itlrhaid
son, Lewis McK. Judklna and Louis I.
Standing committees were appointed
a* follows: Contest?N. D. Sills, chair?
man: Dr. C. C. Hudson, Dr. E. G. Wil?
liams. Publicity and exhibits?Dr. A.
vV, Freeman, Lewis Mclv. Judklna, S.
K. McKcp. Co-operation with churches
?Dr. George W. McDatnel. Rev. .lames
Buchanun, Rev. W. Russell Bowie. Co?
operation with schools?Dr. J. A. C.
Chandler, Alhort II. HUI, M'sa Anne
Gully. Law enforcement?Mayor D,' C.
?nies R. Gordon, W. T
Dabney. Slean-up day?Julius Vlolf
son, Henry Cohen, Miss Ellz-tbeth
Will lie War Urft II Death..
The organization thus affected, an?
nounced lt3 Intontlon to wage unceas?
ing warfare against the fly and its
(Continued on Second Page.).
BEGINS IIS EIGHT
10 SAVE CLAUDE
Defense Seeks to De?
stroy Case Built Up
NOT VERY STRONG
Chief Witness Proves More
Profitable to Commonwealth
Than to Accused, and Byrd
Marion's Testimony Is of
(Special From Staff Correspondent )
Wythevlll,;, Va.. May 27.?V simple,
uneducated mountain farmer of Car?
roll county matched wits with one of
the keenest cross-examining lawyers
Of Southwest Virginia for more than
an hour to-day and suffered little
from the contest.
Byrd Marlon, jointly indicted- for
complicity in the Uillavllle courthouse
tragedy of March 11 with the Aliens
and Edwardses, this afternoon testi?
fied In behalf of Claude swanson Allen,
who has been on trial a week for the
murder of Judge Thornton L. Massle
in the shooting tnai :'tarilcd the coun?
try oi ?.r two months ago.
After Attorney it. Uolman Willis,
chief counsel for the defendant, had
Ii d Byrd through the story of the
Carroll county affair as Byrd viewed
it the feature of the day ame when
Attorney Waller Poage, of counsel
for the Commonwealth, conducted a
Whenever Mr. poage became too
penetrating In his queries Byrd re?
sorted to the customary safeguard of
the mountaineer: "1 don't recollect."!
At othei times the witness c\adedj
the State's attorney by answering with I
totall} irrelevant replies that proved!
more than once armu>lng lo the I
Not .Much Help to Claude.
It Is doubttul if U} rd .Marion s tes?
timony helped Claude?indeed. the
Commonwealth to-night expresses a
contrary view entirety?but at least
ills testimony did no great harm to)
the cause of the young Carroll coun- ]
iy man. whose father Is under suspend?
ed sentence of death for a crime com?
mit-??! at the same time Claude. it al?
leged to have murdered Judge MafaSle.
The. defense seemed at flret reluct?
ant to put Marlon on the witness stand
th;? afternoon, but when the midday
train did not brlnp expected witnesses
Attorney Willis called Byrd to tes?
Kscorted from the Jail by a couple
jof B:tldwln-Fclt? dctcotlvei-, Byrd
. created Interest as he marched Into
the courtroom, where a few days aco
'he had been released under 11.000 ball.
I only to be rcarrcsted the same night
at Pulaski and brought back to the
Wj thevllle jail. Byrd was dressed in
i the same suit of clothes mat was
given to him at Oalax by some women
! when the prisoners were brought here j
I from Hlllsvllle Jail the time the change !
'of venue was granted on April '.'.;. lit
[was handiufftd from the time he left
the Jail until he entered the court?
j . Bj rd .Marlon's Mor?.
I Byrd Marlon's story, summarized
I was as follows:
\ "I was feeling sick when 1 was flrit
summoned, and didn't go to court nn*
'? til the second day. I think It was
I Tuesday, and I testified that day.
I "The day that the trouble happened
I went into the courtroom Just after
court bad opened and sat down on the
j bench by the stove in the north side
i of the room. .When the Judt^e came
j in and handed the verdict to the clerK.
; somebody fixed It up?I think Mr.
Foster did some writing on a paper?
the verdict was read. Floyd Allen got
a year in the penitentiary.
"Then ,Iud = e Massie told the sheriff
to take charge of the prisoner, and
Floyd rose up and said. 'Gentlemen, I
ain't going.' Then the trouble started
"There was a shot flrrd. and a lot
of us made for the door. Some one
knocked me down, and I was feeling
sick, but I did manage to get out of
i the door without getting hurt much.
j First I went to the stable back of the |
Thornton Hotel, and then I went down
to the Blankenshlp stable. I saw Floyd
there, and he looked as if he was
"Later Dr. Nuckols had Floyd taken
on a cot lo Tom Hall's hotel."
Attorney Willis led Byrd through
questions that Byrd answered In a
ready manner, the witness denying
that h.-? had had a p'stol or had seen
anybody shoot in the room. He ad?
mitted, on cross-examination. how
evfr. that ho had seen Claude and
Sldna Allen with plMols in their
hands, Sldna standing on the steps
leading; to Judge Mosaic's chair and
polntl'.ig his p'stol in the direction of
the Judge or court officials.
( roHN-Kiamluntlon by I'ongr,
Attorney W. S. Poage cross-ex
amllied Byrd,, and his ttrst question
proved puzzling to the witness:
"if Floyd Allen's iflSJ had been
? pending since the May term before,
why was it that he Just had you sum?
moned for the March term?"
After a pause, Byrd ansvered:
"Well, 1 can't exactly answer you
"Were you in the courtroom tho
Say before the shooting?" asked Mr.
"Didn't you wll Peter Faster there
that if Floyd Allen was convicted in
that trial thero would be trouble?"
Byrd regarded Mr. Poage a brief
moment from the corner of his eye,
then answered with a toss of his
head. "No, .slree."
"Didn't you tell Attorney Ward
Tonipklns In his office the day before
ti ? shooting?when you went to his
office and had a few drinks with him
?that If Floyd Alten was convicted
there would be some trouble?"
"No, slree," repeated Byrd. "If I
(Continued on Elshth Page.)
Roosevelt Wants Him to
Be Temporary Chair?
man at Chicago.
NEW JERSEY WILL
CAST VOTE TO-DAY
Candidates Conclude Wild
Scramble for Delegates, and
Both Are Confident of Suc?
cess at Polls?Only One
State Primary Remains
to Be Held.
Jefferson City, Mo., May In a
lettc r received by Governor Herbert
Hadley here to-day, colonel Theodore
Roosevelt asked him to be temporary
chairman ot the Republican National
Convention to he held In Chicago it
the liooseirlt forces succeeded in get?
ting control of the convention.
Mr. Hadley will accept if he believes
he can best serve his faction of the
paj"ty, it was announced, but he would
gTfcatly prefer that some other pro?
gressive. t,c selected for the place. He
>o told the Colonel in a letter in an?
swer to his request.
Governor Hadley was one of the
' Ight Governors who wrote to Col?
onel Rosevclt asking him t become a
candidate for Prcadcnt before the Col?
onel announced that he would accept!
lie was one of the leaders of the'
Roosevelt faction of the .State conven?
tion at St. Louis, and was elected
chairman of the convention after be?
ing defeated lu committee lor tem?
porary chairman by the Taft adher?
Campaign .Nearly Over.
New Vork, May 27.?The New Jerse)
State primary' election to-morrow will
bring practically to a close the spec?
tacular campaign for the presldentla
Inomination that has resulted this yeat
I from the adoption by several States ol
presidential preference laws. The
South Dakota primaries are still in
the future, but It is believed that tin
J voting In New Jersey to-morrow will
i mark the end of the personal appeal
[for primary voles that President Taft
lend Theodore Roosevelt have voiced In
many parts of the country.
Thl9 State will choose twenty.eight
deleggti s to each natloml convention,
lour at larcr and two each from the
twelve congressional districts. Each
district stucts its own delegate?, but
the delegates.-at-large are elected by
the \ote of the wholi sta,;.-. The pri?
mary- law also permits votrr? to ex?
press a personal choice for .1 presi?
dential candidate, but t'als preference
vote has no direct bearing upon di?
vision of delegates \ otel.
The. delegates to be \01ed for are
pledged to Taft. Roosevelt or La Toi?
lette on the Republican ballots, and
on the Democratic ballots for Gover?
nor Woodrow Wilson or marked "un
ihstructed." The Democratic tight has
been only between Governor Wilson
] and his opponents inside the State,
j Governor Wilson's friends lo-nlght
' declared that he would win the full
Slate delegation with the possible
> x< eptlon of thr members from New?
ark, the stronghold of former United
States Senator Smith, n hose re-elec?
tion the Governor opposed.
Colonel Roosevelt closed his campaign
tour to-night, but the President will
speak lO-morrOW up to the hours of
opening the polls, making a tour of
the farming and shore towns in the
lower part of the State.
Although the Democratic campaign
has been mild in comparison with the
rush of the Republican workers, the
result of the primaries Is considered of
unusual importance, since it Is ac?
knowledged that Governor Wilson's
chances at Baltimore would receive
a severe blow if he failed to get at
least a good majority of the delegates
from his own State.
The polls open at 1 P. M. to-morrow
and close at 9 P. M.
(.rent Crowd Hears Taft.
Atlantic City. N. J., May 27.?With!
a speech to a crowd that rilled Young's
Pier bacit 10 the boardwalk, with an
overflow on the walk itself. Presi?
dent Taft to-nisht practically closed
his campaign for New Jersey's twenty
eight delegates to the Republican Na?
tional Convention. For four hours to?
morrow he will campaign on his way
from the coast to the Delaware River.
Expressions from his political ad?
visers to-night were optimistic, and
Mr. Taft himself apparently felt that
his tour of the State had not been In
vain. Atlantic City was the last stop
Mr. Taft made on a day that began
for him at S o'clock, and was crowded
w'th speeches at seaside, and winter
resort towns. Most of the President's
audiences were. demonstrative and
apparently interested in his remarks,
j The President made his customary
: defense of his administration and at
! tacked Colonel Roosevelt. He de?
clared during the day. however, that
he would not consider a third term.
At several places where there were
railroad shops Mr. Taft pointed to ihe
legislation enacted during his admin?
istration that was for the protection
and betterment of railroad men. He
declared several times also that the
negro has much to fear if the pro?
posal to recall Judicial decisions
should become law.
At MUlvlle to-day Mr. Taft made a
short speech about prosperity.
I FORCED TO LAND BY STORM
i Aeronants After Being In Air T-iventy
1- our Hours DesceOd at Roaevllle, 111.
St. Louis, Mo., May 27.?Albert Von
Hoffman and Captain John Berry in
the balloon St. Louis landed at Rosa
vllle. III., at 6 o'clock th'a afternoon,
after being In the air twenty-four
hours In an effort to win the I.ahm
Von Hoffman anrVfc Captain Berry
we.iv forced to land at Roaevllle on
account of a storm. They left San
Antonio, Texas, at 5:25 P. M. yester?
day. The Lahm cup Is now held by
A. R- Hawltv.
FIGHTING FOR NEW JERSEY'S DELEGATION
SEEK WOOD S HEAD
AS CHIEF OF STAFF
Amended Army Bill Would Leg?
islate Him Out of
ACCEPTED BY CONFEREES
if Passed, It Will Disqualify
Many High Officers From
Washington. May 27.?The army ap?
propriation hill was reported back
to the Senate ana" House lo-Uay by
the conferees with antladmlnlstratiou
am-ndirieiiis which wouid tegislito
Mojor-Gehcral v\ cfod out of ouice as
cnief of start, ana would leave Hie
location ana oisti ibutiun ut niiiilaiy
posts to a commission.
The amendment which would re?
move General Wood also 'woulu pre?
vent either Brlgauler-vjcncrals Crozicr
or Funston from ever attaining the
otlice of chief ot staff. -Nu officer
who has not spent ten years in tne
llne w Ith troops bet?re Becoming a
brigadier wontu be eligible. iu<?ny
army ulttcors charge tuai tne tight
between the line and the statt wnic.lt
recently resulted In tne retireni.-nt
from the army oi Major-General aiii?
w._.rth. is responsible for mat jio
Li-utena nt-G nera! Young and Mae
Arthur, Major-Generals Randall, Lee
ana Humphrey, all retired, with two
members of the Jiuiise and two of ihe
senate, woulu compose the commission
to report to Congress, by January l,
upon location and distribution ot a. my
posts, and the proposed abandonment
Of many r. commended by the \>ai
The report was not acted upon in
either house to-day. a sharp conilUt
over the amendments Is anticipated.
Senators Curtis and Smool blocked
immediate action In the Senate by in?
stating on time to study the changes.
Mnkc? Many Ineligible.
Secretary of War Stlmson, In a
statement on the proposed action by
Congress, said the provision, sup?
posedly aimed at General Wood, would
have rendered ineligible for service as
chief of staff every on except four of
nineteen generals who have served
as commander-ln-chlef of the Ameri?
can army since General Washington.
Among others, according to Secre?
tary Stlmson. it would have disquali?
fied Generals Lee, Jackson, Beaure
gard. Forrest and Joe Wheeler, of the
?"Coming down to modern times."
said tlie secrrtar>. "it permanently dis?
qualifies practically the entire en?
gineer corps?the high honor men of
West point. It disqualifies, for ex?
ample. Colonel Goethals and all of
hie assistants on the Panama Canal;
Genera] Crosier, the Chief of Ord?
nance; General Funston, and many
The conference report left intact the
present cavalary strength of the army
and struck out the proposed construc?
tion oi the office establishment of the
general and paymaster-general Into a
?'quartermaster's corps." it also elimi?
nated tbe House proposal that noth'ng
in the bill should be construed to sep?
arate any officer from tho army or
diminish his rank.
The conference agreed that enlisted
men should not hereafter be allowed
double time for foreign service In
computing retirement credit, but al?
lowed'additional 10 per cent, increase
In pay of officers on foreign service
and an additional 20 per cent. In pay
of enlisted men on foreign service, not
I Including the Panama Canal Zone.
SECRETARY KNOX HONORED
At nnnquet. He Reviews Hin Most
New York. May 27.?The recent visit
of Secretary of State Knox to ten
of the Caribbean republics on a mis?
sion of fraternal greetings from this
country was pleasantly recognized by
the Pan-American Society at its
annual banquet here to-night. The
eociety had the Secretary as guest of
honor and among the guests were the.
dlplomat'c representatives of no less'
t..an sixteen Central and. South Ameri?
can countries. Thoy listened atten?
tively and accorded applause to tho
Secretary's review of his "most grati?
fying mission." his reiteration of th*
friendly policy of the United States,
and his suggestion for Improvement
In the mutual relations between tho
United States and her slater repub?
Witness Proves Exasperating to
Members of Probing
Lawyer Involved in Negotiations
That Brought Trouble
Washington. May 27.?George A.
Watson, a lawyer, who was an active
participant In tool negotlatiana with
th>- Delaware, Lackawanna an<J West?
ern Railroad, which have Involved the
judicial conduct of Judge Robert W. i
Archhald, of the Court of Commerce!
wa3 a witness before the House Judi?
ciary' Committee to-day for three
The witness amused and exasperated
the members ut the committee. His
etory of activity In the Scranton coal |
deals, his replies to questions and his
retorts to comments by members of
the committee kept the room In a buzz I
of laughter or argument. Representa?
tive Norris. of Nebrasku. pinned htm !
oown to a categorical answer and ask?
ed him to swear to his reply.
"I cannot swear positively to any?
thing." said Mr. Watson.
Wordy War Over Memory,
Prior lo this Mr. Watson had a
wordy war with Representative Webb
over his memory. Early In the hear?
ing the witness admitted that he had
been lu bad health and could not re?
member everything that had happened
a year ago. Mr. Webb reminded hi III
of his intlrmlty when he remembered
minor details of transactions but waa
hazy on more important ones.
"I have got Just as good a memory
as you have," said Mr- Watson. "When
11 am fired up I can remember a lot
I of things. I'll remember you as long
as I live."
"All right," said Mr. Webb, "fire up
and remember some of these things."
Mr. Watson was employed by C. G.
Boland and W. P. Boland to sell the
Marlon Coal Company lo the l.acka
wanna Railroad Company. Ills under?
standing was lhat a part of ihe settle?
ment was to include Roland's claim
of excessive rates charged on their
coal. 11c said he was to bo paid a
fee of $5,000 for his services.
He consulted with President Trues
dale, of the Delaware, Laekawanna
and Hudson; with E. E. Hudson, vice
president of that road, and S. A.
Phillips, superintendent of commercial
properties of the road. They refused
to settle the claim and close the deal
at the price he stipulated. $liil,000.
The witness said that before going
into the matter he had received Judge
Archbald's promise to Introduce him
to Mr. Uoonils, the railroad's vice- j
president. He hud also made a trip
to Washington to see Judge Archbald
about practice in the Court of Com- j
merce. It developed that he had re-j
celved $60 for expenses and had re?
turned to Seranton with three briefs
which ho received from Judge Arch?
bald. The witness testified to sending
telegrams to Judge Archbald and uf
having received a reply. He spoke to
Judge Archbald about the present pro?
ceedings on a street of Bcranton, ho
said. Ho was on his way to church
and so was the Judge. The congres?
sional Investigation was mentioned,
hut not d'scussed. Mr. Watson testi?
Denies Stories About Judge.
Mr. Watson, in response to questions
by A. P. Worthlngton, nttorney for.
Judge Archbald. mode categorical de?
nials of some of the stories circulated
about the Judge.
One of the Boland brothers quoted
Mr. Watson as saying Judge Archbald
j "would leave your watch and take
The witness denied that he had s.-ild
anything of the kind. Ho also denied
that either Judge Archbald or R. A.
PhMltps was to participate in any
profit he might make by settling the
Boland claim with the railroad.
X? Hope for Wilbur Wright.
Dnyton, O., May 27-T.nte tii-nlght
physicians reported that Wilbur
Wrlnjht waa lyiug In nn iinronscloiiH
rondltlou and rraa appnrently growing
much worse. It waa stated thnt bis
riaatn. im ejuoectajt at anv tint*.
Liiite<l States Doe? Not Intend
to Intervene in
TAFT SO TELLS GOMEZ
Meet Is W anted Nearby Merely
ior Protection and Moral
Washington, May 27.?President
Taft to-day replied to President
Ootnez's telegram of yesterday re?
garding the attitude of the United
states toward Cuba, it; declared the
American government's activities n
mobilizing war Vessels at Key West,
and dispatching the I'm tile With
murines to Suantanstuo wus not in
any sens; an intervention move. The
following Is the text Ol ihe message:
"1 inn sincerely gratified to learn
of your government's energetic meas?
ures to put down ine disturbance and
to know that you are confident of be?
ing successful. Aa was fully oxplaiu
ul tu the Cuban charg-4 d'affaires here,
this government's motive in sending
snips to Key West, just as sending
the Prairie to the eJuantanamo naval
station, was merely to be able to act
promptly in case It should un?
fortunately become necessary to pro?
tect American life and property by
rendering moral support or assistance
to ihe Cuban government. As was
made quite clear at the time, these
ordinary measures of precaution were
entirely disassociated from any ques?
tion of Intervention."
"WM. U. TAFT."
The State Dc-partntniu lo-nighl em?
phatically declared that the present
Cuban situation In no sense made In?
tervention necessary. Nu American
troops, other than the marines that
are on their way to the tsli d were
expected to ordered out. It was stated.
It was shown that the fund available
for ih? transportation of troops has
run low, with the approach of the
end of the fiscal year, and any attempt
to move troops from posts in this
country to Cuba would be costly.
Adhere* to Platt Amendment.
In addition to this, the department
and the administration are anxious
to adhere closely to the terms of tho
Piatt amendment, under which the
United States Intervened in Cuba after
tho collapse oi the Palma administra?
tion In 1906. The law, as interpreted
'by the Judge advocate-genera] of the
army, provides that tho United States
may intervene only "for the preserva?
tion of Cuban independence, the main?
tenance of a government adequate to
tho protection of life, property, and
Individual liberty, and for discharging
the obligations with respect to Cuba
impose.] by the treaty of Paris upon
tho United States, now to be under?
taken by tho government of Cuba."
Kven with these requirements ful?
filled the Cnitd Stntcs would llrst en?
deavor by diplomatic negotiations and
pacific means to settle the affairs of
Within the next week the naval col?
liers Mars; Caesar and Cyclops, and
the supply ship Culgoa will load coal
and supplies at Hampton Hoods and
steam f?r Key West. Fla., where they
will Join the second squadron, as the
precautionary fleet has been named by
the Navy Department, Orders were
issud to-day tor the Mars to sail May
2S; the Culgoa the following day, the
Caesar May 31, and the Cyclops on
LABOR IS EXTOLLED
Worklmrninii Subject of Perfervld
Ctrntory In House.
Washington. May 27--Ixibor was ex?
tolled and the workingman crowned
by more thRtt a scoro of perfervid
orators during the House debate on
the naval appropriation bill to-day.
The sum total of the oratory was tho
adoption of an amendment to the bill
Providing that hereafter all coal pur?
chased for. tho navy must be mined
under the eight-hour work day law,
A proposed amendment requiring the
minors to be paid not less than the
union sralo of wag^s was voted down.
Representative. Focht, of Pennsylva?
nia, Republican, resented in allus<on
to lobor conditions In Pennsylvania
made by Representative Ileflln, of
Alabama. He nssalled the conditions
In turpontine camps of Alnbama and
Georgia, where, he snld, "were scones
more barbarous and inhuman than
could be witnessed in the mines of Si.
Representative Ileflln and Represen?
tatives Bartlett and Howard, of Ocor
Kltt. replied In heated speeches. Ad?
journment cnd?d th? aonioaloxv.
GIVES UP GHOST
Chicago, New York and
Reading Drop Out and
COULD NOT PLAY
Richmond, Cincinnati and Pitts?
burgh Remain, Richmond Being
Real Backbone of New Or?
ganization?Two Clubs Had
Already Quit When
Exhibition Game To-Day
The Hrbs mill MrKlumin's "Pip?
pins" ?II! piny exhibition annie*
here t?-?lRy, to-morro? ami Tliurn
tlny lOeenrntlnn IJn.vl. Two unnir?
"111 lie plnyeil Oecnrntltiu Dny, one
in the morning nml one In the nf
ternnnu. TliP proceed* from tbene
gomes will Rn to Ihr pin)er?.
By CIS M A I.BERT.
The United States League of Profes
sicnal Baseball Clubs ;s dead.
The linal and irreparable collapse
happened last night, when, according
tc dispatches received here, the Chi?
cago. New Turk and Reading clubs
gave up the ghost, prefi liing to bury
the losses already accumulated, rather
than face tutUre losses of which they
The news will not h-. startling to
readers of The Times-Otspatcn. i'ro
monitions of the end were printed in
these, columns as early us last Thurs?
day morning. Vociferations from E. c.
Landgraf, i>t Richmond, and Hugh Mc
Kinnon, of the Ctnclnnat' club, tor a.
time lulled the apprehension of both,
players und public. Struggling gamely
on, the Western members of tne league
made the Irlp Lust. Ulowing reports
from the office of the league's presi?
dent probably lent courage to those
who had been nnanolng Iho league.
Actual box-ottice receipts showed the
ttue state of affairs.
railed to Find Wltman.
Last night, Landgraf and McKln
non useo every known method of com?
munication tor the purpose of gelling
in touch with those wiio might know,
but without ayalL. Neither lbs tele?
phone nor the telegraph could lind
President Wltman. A meeting of tho
ltague moguls was supposed to have
been held at tho imperial Hotel in New
Vork. but at that place all the infor?
mation which could be obtained was
to the effect that President Wltman
had left. John J. Ryan, owner of the
Cincinnati club, was also beyond reach
of the wires. What has become or.
either or both of these magnates is
ic<t known at this time.
Chicago w-as scheduled yesu;rday
to play New York In New York.
When the Windy City lossers arrived
on the Held they found a manager
missing. Nearly fifty people wu-ro
gathered In the park at Bronx Oval
to witness tlie contest. Feeling that
this vast horde would hardly pay
car fare downtown to the hotel, the.
players decided to call the game off.
Only Three Clubs Left.
In Washington there la no ball club,
owner Mockabce?owner of the hafl
park?hud gathered together a mix?
ture of professionals, seinlprofesslon
als and local amateurs to play tho
game Sunday, but he actually had no
ball club, there was no opposition,
therefore no game. Cleveland had
already quit. Now, counting accurate?
ly there are exactly three learns >n
the league?Richmond, Cincinnati and
Bom amid a veritable whirlwind of
popular favor, the United States
League spent Itself in its early hours
by promising more than it could pro?
vide. Here in Richmond, tho poople
were niady and glad to recolvo tho
new organization. In the larger
cities of the circuit, conflicting dates
With the major league clubs gave an
opportunity for comparison which did
not react with credit to the newer
league. An added unfortunate fea?
ture was tho iact that In every big
league city of tho circuit the clubs
were going strong. Naturally. this
kept down the attendance at the op?
Hlehmonri Its Backbone.
Richmond was the backbone of the
league. In tho early days, or rather
In the formative period, it was to
Richmond that the magnates looked.
I For the benefit uf the unthinking it
should bo emphatically put down
right now that Richmond male good.
I Also be it added that E. C. Landgraf
has made good. He has always been
ready and willing to stay with Rich?
mond. He is ready and willing now
to continue, and he hasn't a great
nu ny good words to say for his somo
tinie colleagues who hav; so un?
ceremoniously quit the camp.
The big surprise la ?he defection of,
Reading. Ever since the first whisper?
ings that the league was about lo lia
bcrn, Reading bus been placed In a
class With Richmond. BUt the Penn?
sylvania town has nol made good. Not
even the Influence of i resident Wil
man has caused the sturdy sons ofthat
conservative town to visit the ball
park in sufficient numbers to'mako it
The Ilenl Wenk Sinters.
New York and Washington have all
along been regarded as tho weak sis?
ters. It has been known for some time
that these two cities wtre far behind
the others In drawing capacity. The
gunie that Richmond played In Wash?
ington netted tho local club Just SS.
Other visitors fared not so well. Un?
der such conditions It was a foregone
conclusion that the leaguo could ex?
pect little support In these towns ln>
But' Landgraf never gave up hope.
A: a matter of fact, ha had not given
i;p all hope last night. He ettll believ?
ed that there was a c'hance. for the
resuscitation of tho corpse, though In
the same breath he offered his ball
plant for sale. Whatever may be said)
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