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Egg giMBB^uNijED^ _\VHOLE NUMBER 19,019. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1912. the father to-day-s?.w? PRICE TWO CENTS.
END WORK TO-DAY
Last Batch of Deceased
to Be Delivered by
FOR MAIN PRIZE
Issue Between Sarah Johnson
and Boy Scouts in Doubt.
Count Will Be Verified and
Prizes Awarded ? Cam?
paign Has Been Highly
Fly Contest Leaders
Methodist Mlaalon Hoya.in?,140
George O. Ilauka.14li,4<lu
Floyd Uryant.Ml ,320
Joe Painter. 1)11,MHO
Joe Oneaty. nr.,nun
Frank Mlon| . tii..',in
Sherwood ( uuroow. 47,.MJ0
Carlyle Moore. :i7.:504
William Ltrwta. :ii,4>o
Crawford Maaaey. tlli.l.Sii
Clare Uurch. 31,403
Kdwfinl .Inhniion. 74,.">r,0
Madulln,. Murrey. r.H.ir.H
firmtntlnr Clark. 3T.0IS0
Anna Wttllnin*. 30,730
Paul DnvlR. :t.t,.mo
Olli,. JrnklOH . 31.340
ftoldla Norrell. :w,4.->0
Joe Overtoil. UO.SIK)
Total killed to dale .n.?-'0,040
KU>d yesterday. i.-tn.iMtn
white . irtn.non
Colored . II,BOO
"Will Sarah Johnson win?'"
This short question, so often on the
Hps of tho Richmond public during the
last two weeks, will be finally answered
this afternoon when tho last returns
are counted In The Times-Dispatch's
great fly swatting contest. At t..e
prevent outlook the little Church Hill
mil has the bricrhu-et chance for vic?
tory over tho Buy Scouts, but the claa?
of work being Jone, by the young- sol?
dier* may easily turn an adverse ma
Jorlty uf 48,000 into a handsome plu
rallty In two days.
The table printed at the head of this
column represents the standing of the
lea lers Saturday at noon. No returns
were permitted yesterday, so that there
lb no way of figuring the kills male by
the swatters Saturday afternoon and j
yesterday. They're oil' this moriiing on
the last day of the race. Tho stroku \
o: 6 o'clock this afternoon will deter?
mine the winners, but until tr.at tune |
no man can confidently pick the vic?
tors. The City Health Department,
which will be open practically all day
(for the receipt of Hies, will close
promptly at 0 o'clock, when the record
sheets will be brought to the Justness
office of The Times-Dispatch fur final
Will Verify Returns.
In order that there may be no inac?
curacies In the summaries, the daily
returns of every contestant, large or
t-mall, will be totaled on an adding
machine, and if there have oecn any
mistakes In the addition of the kills us
recorded above, they will be Immedi- \
utely rectified. The Timcs-Dlspaich
will print to-niorrow morning tile final,
carefully audited list of prize winners,
with their scores in the contest. 1?
there are any complaints to be made
they should be filed early to-morro.v
morning with tho contest committee,
which is headed by Neil D. Sills.
Viewed from every standpoint, the fly
swatting venture conducted by The
Times-Dispatch has been a success.
Mathematical calculations have demon?
strated that the 4,000,00'J files slaugh?
tered in this crusade would have re?
produced one quintlllion of their breed
within the short space of forty-eight
days had they not been destroyed. This
ol itself fully Justifies the venture.
From the viewpoint of the City Health
Department, the educational work made
possible in connection with the contest I
lias been a most gratifying Btcp in tho
popularization of sanitary rules
May Be Close FIuInu.
Little Sarah and the Boy Scouts, by
their brilliant nick und neck struggle,
have given the city a thrill which will
not soon be forgotten. i^U>p!,one In?
quiries: In regard to Sarah's ytaiidlnt, in
the contest are received dally in this
Office A perfect deluge of queries- is
expected to-night, when the. final count
Is made and the victor determined. The
little girl's lead looks good for tho
money, but the soldiers can kill an un?
believable bag of tiles in two days. So
watch for the finish. It will be mauo
in a cloud of dust.
Almost without doubt, the first prize
Of $20 and the second of $10 will be
shared by Sarah and the Boy eeout*.
After them three boys are struggling
lor the third prize of $10 and the fo?Vtn
reward of $5. This fight is a very
pretty affair and will be won by * u JSe.
Below these five champions are nrnsc?
fifteen little swatters, all scrapping to
get In the list of ten who get *1 prizes.
Some who are quoted in this morning's
list will probably be shoved.out of the
money at the last minute. While Inez
Harris seems to have the colored first
. prize, of $20. the fight for second iund
third prizes Is warm. Ten prizes of *1
each will also be awarded In this di?
vision, making twenty-seven orlzes to
bo given In all.
Twenty Killed In Colllalon.
Dlnkoeplng. Sweden, June 16.?
Twenty persons were killed and four?
teen Injured In a collision last night
between a mall train proceeding to
Stockholm and a freight train at
SWEPT BT STORM
Two Killed When Steeple
Crashes Through Roof
Monetary Damage Is Estimated
I at More Than a Million Dol?
lars?There Is Loss of Life
at Zanesville, and Plain
City Is Almost
Columbus, O.i June 16.?A rain and
wind Horm almost amounting to a
tornado swept Central Ohio to-day. '
causing two deaths, rendering hun-j
dr.-ds homeless, and doing monetary !
damage estimated at more than II,- j
The storm reached its createst force i
at Zanesville, where two were killed
when the steeple of St. Thomas Cath?
olic Church clashed through the r^of
as the morning services were being
held. At Delaware the roof of St.
Mary's Catholic School was lifted and :
borne across the meet, wrecking two I
In this city a number of houses ;
Telegraph and telephone division
headquarters here report that hun?
dreds of poles were snapped off, and
that many miles of w're was torn
Plain City, seventeen miles west of j
here, was almost demolished, and aev
eral persons were reported to have I
Cutn Path Through Tot? a.
Zanesville, (A, .June 18.?Two were
killed and a score more injured early !
to-day. when a cyclone struck here,
toppling the steeple of the St Thomas
CathOl'c Church through the roof
while services were being held.
Thomas Sklnlon's he?*d was crushed
by falling stone, and he was instantly ]
John V. Dinan. crushed, died two
hours late.- In a hospital.
Father Roach administered the last
sacraments to Sklnion after the priest
had directed the pan'c-strlcken wor- I
shippers to leave by a rear door, their ;
lives being imperiled by tailing waijs j
Tho storm <".ut a path about a block
wide through town. It lo6t Its force ;
apparently after travel'ng twenty
miles east of here and toppling over j
numerous barns. No lives were lost j
outside of the city, it is believed.
Moro than 500 houses were badly .
damaged and fifty families were ren?
Many I.lvra Lost.
Kansas City. Mo.. June 16?From,
meagre reports that have been re-'
ceived. it is believed that the storm
that struck Kansas City late yester- ,
day, causing the death of two persons
and doing damage amounting to many
thousands of dollars, swept to the
South through Bates county, where j
it left a trail of death and destruc?
tion. The path ct the storm here was
half a mile wide and . Ove miles long.
Between Merwln and Adrian twenty
eight persons were killed. At Orelgh
ton. in Cass county, two are known
to be dead, while at Leeton, in John?
son county, two are dead, apd unveri?
fied >?'jrts sa>* others nave been
After striking Merwln, the storm
took a northwestward course, passing
Se.dalla. where the v.: d did much
l'n t)he country between Merwln |
and Adrian the storm earne up sud-|
denly and swept clean Its path
through the northern section of tne |
When Henry Cameron and three or'
his children were killed and the wind ;
picked up another child and carried j
It away. The baby was found to-day ,
a mile from home uninjured. The
bodies of Gibson and ? red Groves ,
were found more than a r> le from
their home, where they were when1
the storm struck. In anothir place j
the storm in passing over * farm;
killed fifty head of live stock, but
did no other damage.
Bel'ef trains have been sent from
Windsor. Warrcnsburg ana Stdadla.
Water Does (.rent Damage.
St. IjOuIs, Mo.. June 16.?A rainstorm
amounting almost to a cloudburst
broke over this city at 6 o'clock this
morn'ng and continued unabated until
10 BE'A NOMINEE'
His Delegates Will Take
Matters in Their Own
Leaders Frankly State Their In-<
tention to Nominate Him, and
Claim Regularity if Attempt
Is Made to Adopt Tempo?
rary Roll Made by Na?
ChicoKo, June 10.?The Roosevelt
plan? for the debt to be made in the
Itrpublleon Vntloual Convention Tuen
day were flnnl'y adopted nt a eonfer
enre of the Hoosrvelt leadern to-night,
under the direction of the C olonel him?
The ltoosriclt supporter* hnve de?
termined tbnt the convention shall not
lie organized with the contested dcle
K?tcR aeated hy the national commit?
tee, and to this euil tbry have deter?
mined to deiunnd n roll call nu the
llr?t pruposltlon tkut comes up. This
undoubtedly "Hi come on (be fight of
Governor Johnson, of < n I I f or n In . to
cost the twenty-six votes of tbnt Stute
on tbr question of the temporary
This right will be- questioned hy the
two Taft delegates from the Fourth
District. Th'-n will come the move
which the Roosevelt leaders have
planned. They will move at once that
the temporary ro)l as made up by the
national committee be rejected ar.d
that a substitute roll, prepared by the
Roosevelt leaders, be adopted. This
roll will include the seventy to eighty
delegates which Colonel Roosevelt
claims were stolen from him. and
which would be sufficient to give the
Roosevelt forces control of the con?
vention, t'nder this plan of procedure
?submitting the contests to the con?
vention en bloc?none of the delegates
affected by the contests could vot?.
Under customary rules, passing upon
the contests State by State, one con?
tested State might pass upon the '
rights of another.
The Roosevelt plan Is a revolution-;
ary one. It will be bitterly opposed
by the Taft leaders, but It will servo
thr. purpose of bring.ng the fight
qutewly to the front, and this is what
the Roosevelt leaders desire.
Victor Rosewater. chairman of the i
national committee, will call the con?
vention to order. It is not believed
that he will entertain the motion to:
consider a second lint of delegates,
but will Insist upon waiting ror the
report of the committee on credentials
which ordinarily would r.ot come up
foi consideration until Wednesday. If
he does this the Roosevelt leaders will
move at once "to procsed to the nom?
ination of Theodoro Roosevelt.
Hold Their Own Convention.
In other words, the Roosevelt dele?
gates in such a ca,so would attempt,
to hold a convention of their own)
within the convention hall. Colon?':
Roosevelt to-night conferred for niore(
than an hour 'with Cha'rman Rose
water, who sought the interview
through K. Mont Reily. of Kansas
City, a mutual friend. Mr. Rosewater
explained to the Coloivil that In mak-j
lng rulings in the national committee
on contest cases he had followed the;
parliamentary practice that had al?
ways governed tho deliberations of \
Colonel Roosevelt directed severe
criticism against individual .r.tmbers
of the committee, but Mr. Rosewater is
said to have escaped these strictures.
Finally the Colonel demanded to know
what Mr. Ros:ewater's attitude would j
be when the Roosevelt forces p-oposed
to substitute a new temporary roll for
that prepared by the committee.
"The rules of the committee will ap?
ply." answered Mr. Rosewater.
When asked if he would not consent
to submit the. question to tf-.e conven?
tion. Mr. P.osew3ter is said to have
asked for time in which to# consider
tho question. It is said that he wilt
confer with his associates early to?
After midnight the Roosevelt forces
agreed to enter Senator Borah as their
candidate against Senator Root for the
temporary chairmanship. Governor
Hartley, of Missouri, was selected as
(Continued on Third Page.)
SPECIAL CONVENTION FEATURES.
SAMUEL Gl DIATIIK.
The Times-Dispatch has
secured as special writers
for both the Republican and
Democratic National Con?
ventions, Samuel G. Blythe
and Finley Peter Dunne, in
addition to the full leased
wire service of the Associa?
ted Press, the New York
Dun and its own regular
Mr. Blythe stands in
the very Ifront rank of news?
paper writers, while, the
whole country has laughed
with Mr. Dunne over his
quaint Dooley articles.
FINLEY PETER DUM,:,
SPEAKER BYRD ANNOUNCES
RETIREMENT FROM POLITICS
V O_? . _ '
Leading Virginian Pre?
fers to Practice His
NOT COMING BACK
Has Presided Over House Three
Terms?Finds Political Life
Costly?Author of Many Im?
portant Measures and
Power in State
With the adjournment of the Na?
tional Democratic Convention In Bal?
timore, where he will bo lender of
the Woodrow Wilson forces from Vir?
ginia, Richard Evelyn Byrd, a fore?
most figure In the public life of Vir?
ginia, will retire from the political
arena In this State He announees
that he will under no circumstances
be a c.iodid'ate for re-, lection to the
Hou?e of Delegates, and win, as a
result, lay down tho pavel of the
Speaker of the House, which he has
wielded for the past thre,-. sessions
of that body.
Like many another man. Mr. Byrd
has found that politics 'ioe.s not pay.
Further, he hay learnc; that the time
and attention given by him to the
political game has been disastrous to
I.is professional work riterferlng to
a large degree with his practice of
law. Wherefore, finding that he can?
not successfully do both, he has de?
termined to give up polities and prac
A? Author of Inn?.
The announcement of the retirement
of but few other men in the public
eye in Vlrplnla would attract so much
interest. Speaker Byrd has not been
satisfied with the honor of presldinK I
over the deliberation? of the House. I
but has< always taken leading p-irt
In the Inception and ndoptton of new i
legislation. Many measures h-jrlne: |
the stamp of his authorship are now
cn the; statute book* of the State, and
many others are the result of cam?
paigns conducted by him and of the
help he has extended .11 conference,
in committee, or In d"bat; o;t the
Mr. Byrd's position as Speaker hau
given him a commanding position in
the matter of making new laws. Be?
sides, he Is always ? close obeerver of
current event?.' and ?*es the needs of
the times. So It happens that he is at
each session the patron of measures :
designed to fill what he thinks a pub- ?
His hc-lp as a debater Is always eag- j
erly sought, and is counted upon as 1
the equivalent of a good many votes j
In the House of Delegates. His posi- 1
tlon in tne councils of the party has |
put him In tourta with the political i
situation as it Is. and altogether he J
his been regarded as a power in Vir?
Costa Htm Too Much.
But ho has had enough. Of course,
in the years to come, when he has
made enough money by hard work to
afford to play politics the attractions
of the game may lure him again. But
he has made up his mind to retire at
once, and says that his determination
in this respect will not be shaken. He
loves politics, but prefers to make a
Always he has had opposition for
the Democratic nomination for the
House from his district, composed of
1 rederlck county and the city of
Winchester. These fights have demand?
ed some attention on his part, taking
him from the practice of law. Then,
as Speaker, the demands upon his time
are practically eonstant between tho
November election and the convening
of the Legislature In the succeeding
January. The legislative session means
sixty days of sol'd work, with no
chance to do nnyth'ng else.
Four or f've months out of two
years mean too big a slice out of a
man's professional life, in his Judg?
ment. At least, they mean too much
Fume to Front at Once.
Richard Evelyn Byrd has served
four terms in the House of Delegates
of Virginia. He hud for years been
a successful practicing attorney of
Winchester, but had not been largely
Identified with politics. When he was
first elected to the House, In 1U0<5,
he came to the front Immediately. The
usual custom of priority in service
was disregarded, and Mr. Byrd was
(Continued on Second Pa^o. >
RICHARD EVELYN BAUD.
SOME ONE WILL WIN,
BUT WHAT 'SOME ONE'
CANT BE FORETOLD
Enough Misinformation Given Out in Chicago to I
Dam Niagara, and the Net Result Is Nothing
But Claims?Reports and Counter Reports
Make Up Day's Seething and Boiling in Re?
BY SAMUEL G. BLYTHE.
Chicago. 111., June 16.?Inasmuch as there is a very large sup?
ply of extremely competent seethers and boilers in the city, Sun?
day was largely devoted to seething and boiling.
Sedulous seethers were constantly stepping on one's feet in
the hotel lobbies.and seething into one's face; and buoyant boilers
boiled up. boiled out and boiled over here, there and everywhere.
It was the same upstairs in the rooms that shelter the professional
seethers. They were not seething in view of the spectators, but
they were doing a lot more of it, for, as is well known, they have
a lot more of it to d o .The net result of the day's ebullition was
plenty of bubbles and steam, but nothing more tangible. When
the sergeants and corporals who are running this show, or are
being run by it, which is closer to the fact, closed down for the
night they were in exctly the same case as they were in the morn?
ing when they had their eggs. Xot one of tbem knew what is go?
ing to happen, and not one of them did not claim to know exactly
what is in prospect. Number one of the political aphorisms is:
Claim everything. The men who are in charge of the various af?
fairs of the various candidates are ably aphoristical.
They claim even-thing. Then, following out political pre?
cepts, they concede nothing. Thus, the eager seeker after informa?
tion learns that Taft is sure to win, that Roosevelt is sure to win,
that Cummins and La Follette are sure to win. and that there is
nothing to it but Hughes or Borah, or some one else. And, cast?
ing a general average, the result obtained is that, while somebody
is certain to win, nobody in Chicago knows who that somebody
Enough Misinformation to Dam Niagara.
It was hot in the morning, but in the afternoon the breeze
came skylarking in from the lake, and the wilted predictors and j
solvers and compromisers and the compromised and prophets and
seers and fanatics an dtantastics chirked up amazingly, and the
mass of misinformation that was handed about in places where
these persons gathered would dam Niagara.
This was the way of it: A report came that a Taft Georgia
delegate had switched to Roosevelt. A man heard this report.
Presently he told it to another man. That man came along and
told another man that half a dozen Georgia delegates, he has heard
on the highest possible authority, have switched to Roosevelt. The
third man made the number a dozen, and the fourth man galloped
down Peacock Alley in the Annex shouting, "The stampede has
begun! The stampede has begun!'"
Still, there were one or two definite things. Tim Woodruff",
of Brooklyn, after fluttering about for week:-, finally lighted in the
Roosevelt cote, and claimed lie brought four other Brooklyn birds
of passage with him. Mr. Woodruff said he could not stand the
high-handed methods of the national committee, being a sensitive
young person, and having his nerves wracked by the-presence of
"Bill" Barnes, also of Xew York, as a Tafe leader. There was
some other shifting back and forth, but the net result of the
day was that, while one side may have gained some and one side
lost some, neither side knows exactly what it is. and neither will
know until the first test vote comes.
The star of the day's performance was Colonel Roosevelt, lie
sat most of the time in his room in the Annex and saw the boys as
they were brought to him. N'or has the Colonel lost any of the
magnetism by which lie used to make his callers at the White Mouse
think they were at that moment the exact persons of the all-world's
population he most ioved and most desired to see. "Of course."
lie said, "I am glad to see you"?with heavy emphasis on the
"you"'?and "I know you," witli hard bearing on the "you"?and
so on; an dhe kept a lot of them ribbed up for the fight.
The Taft fellows mourned at the spectacle, they said, to see
an ex-President of the United Stats actually canvassing for votes,
a sure sign that the republic is headed toward the reefs. The
Roosevelt fellows, having been torn with certain internal jealousies,
and having suffered from leadership that had more leaders than
there were .followers, said it was great, and chcerfullv turned the
? ? ?'-V
(Continued on. Third Page.)
Iii TAFTS CAMP
ButM 'Kinley and Barnes
Investigate and De?
clare It Is False
EVENTS OF DAY
Roosevelt Headquarters Make
Public Letters Announcing
Desertions From Taft in Mis?
sissippi, 'Georgia and New
York, but McKinley Is Quick
to Discredit Them?Third
Termer Goes to Church, Then
Spends Happy Time in Tur?
moil of Political Fighting.
Great Demonstration Is Plan?
ned for To-Day.
Chicago, June 10.?Another day of
conferences, caucuses and counting ot
delegates brought no solution to tlto
presidential tangle confronting tho
Republican National Convention to?
night. During the day the ?V?y rang
with rumors that a break had come,
and that a stampede of Southern del?
egates to Colonel Koosevelt had be?
Tho Roosevelt headquarters made
public letters bearing mo names or
rive delegates from Georgia an? Ava
from Mississippi, heretofore counted
solidly in the Taft column, dedar'ng
themselves for Colonel Koosevelt as
the only hope of the party. Earlier
In the day Timothy Woodruff, of New
York, had announced that he had giv?
en Colonel Roosevelt assurance of Ilia
The statements for a tlmo threw the
Taft headquarters Into something or
a panic Member of the Georgia and
Mississippi delegations wore hastily
summoned, and there was a return
of composure when it was learned that
four of the five Georgia delegates
who had supposedly signed the letter
to Colonel Roosevelt had not yet
reached the city. Later the commit
| tee received word from these dele?
gates denying that they had deserted
Holt Was Expected
N. B. Mostly, commltteeman from
Mississippi and chairman of the dele?
gation, declared to-night tnat two
delegates from that State had been
expected to disregard their instruct
tions and vote for Colonel Roosevelt.
He did not believe any more would
After these conferences, the Taft
managers lssned a statement denying
the Roosevlt claim of accessions, and
aseerfling that only Charles Banks,
one ot the negro delegates from Mis?
sissippi, and .Timothy Woodruff, or
Brooklyn, had deserted to the Col?
Senator Dixon. tho Roosevelt cam?
paign manager, was Jubilant over tho
"We've got them coming," ho ex?
claimed. "We have lots more of them
to tell you about, but we don't want
too much excitement in ono day. To?
morrow we will give you more news
of Taft delegates eomiug over to our
"The situation to-night Is absolute?
ly unchanged," said Mr. McKinley, di?
rector of the Taft headquarters. Mr.
Roosevelt has been sending for dele?
gates who aro opposed to his nomi?
nation. Bnd lie has endeavored to
persuade, them to come over to hlai
standard. This work has Deon a fail?
ure, although claims have been made
all day to the contrary."
Colonel Koosevelt spent a happy day
In the midst of the turmoil of the ap?
proaching convention. He Wtnt to
church during the morning, took a mo?
tor rldd during the afternoon, and up
j to a late hour to-night was holding ;i
I "council of war'' with his "general
! staff" of advisers. Ho received the re?
ports of defections from the President
t with smiles.
The Roosevelt supporters to-nlffht ar?
ranged for a great popular demonstra?
tion in honor of their candiJalo to?
morrow, when he will hold a reception
In the lobby of lh<- Congress iiolel.
The reception is planned primarily for
delegates, but thousands of others
probably will l>a?s through the lines.
The day had been exceedingly quiet
and devoid of news until afternoon,
when the Georgia letter suddenly wa*
sprung from the Koosevelt headquar?
ters. As given out. the letter bore tho
signatures of Clark Grier. J. H Boo.ie,
J. C. Styles. J. Bugene Peterson aud
S. S. Mlncey. Mr. Grier alone of tl.oso
Is In the. city, ami acknowledged au?
thorship of the letter, claiming it rep?
resented the sentiment of many Oeor-j
gia delegates an.l Republican soiitlaaunt
"When we were elci tad tnero was but
one candidate In the field," sc Id the
letter, "and there soemed t.. bo nothing
to do but to accept Mr. Taft und Inev?
itable defeat In November. At that
time It seemed to make little ?tlKerettca
whether there were Instructions or no
instructions, delegatos or no delegates,
for it seemed then a foregone conclu?
sion that Mr. Taft was to be the Repub?
lican nominee, and a Democrat tho next
"With the announcement of your cr.n
didacy the party was given a new leas*
of ,ife: country-wide sprung up the sen?
timent that the future contained samt?
promise of business stability and ag?
gressive .and righteous leadership, tn*
man whose name was_synonymous)
<Ck>ntl7?ued on Second Page.)