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WHOLE NUMBER 19,125.
RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1912.
TUB WEATUCK TO-Ii AX?T mi*.
PRICE TWO CENTS*
On Face of Official Re?
turns He R. cei ves Ma?
jority of Eight.
,.?PEAL IS NOTED
Canvass of Vote by Precincts
Made by Committee in Pres?
ence of Large Crowd, and
Intense Feeling Is Mani?
fested?Both Sides Wear
Airs of Mystery.
Official Vote by Counties
Hilton. Turn bull.
Amelia . 33? >OT
Uraaanlrk. 74 1?IT
Dia middle . 4*3 MS
Greeaeavllle . l ?- ->'?'
1 uneabura . 3?4 271
Merkleahura. SSO 1*7
.Nottowar . ?*l ?Bs*
Powaataa . ?'?*? ??*
1'rlnre KU ward. . . 117 1"*?
priaee liruric 44
dorry. Ml -'44
Sussex . 2?4 23*
Petersburg . 48? >?21
Totale .4,431 4,14:1
Total aotea, *,>&4 Wateoa'a in.?
BY AIXXt.MitR FOKWAHD.
Petetsburg. Va.. September 3u.?
Having rec?-ivea on the lact o? the
OtBsaSl return* a majority of eight
rnfaa, jadg j Walter A. Watson, of Nol
tov/ay. was to-night aSJardjSd the Cer?
tificate of nomination as toe UaSSS*
cratic candidate for Congress from the
fourth Virguia District.
Attorneys for BSBISSStStlTS Itobert
Tars bull, the defeated candidat-, notea
an appeal to the Democratic state
Ussssaajtass iron; lbs action of th
luuriii District ComEUtlw. They pre?
ferred not to make a atatemcut to
ii.tf't. but mere are rumors SJ all
sons of irr..g ..arm-s saia to navt
been urSjSOesd uu both side*.
It \''iU bS liecvsaary to riastcn the
? Jo ... tu tri- I
aince nut sixteen days remain in wh>cn .
to nie the name of the tiom;n. e with j
tr.e secretary of the Commonwealth in ?
??r>ier that it may appear upon the ofll- I
ata] ballot in tne November election.'
Canvass of the official vote by pre-j
cincts v. as maue to-night in IAa Cnea- i
teifleid Hotel in th-; presence of a j
crowd of inter-sti-G citizens. j
reemg was intense, and waa mam-!
fvsted by expression* OS approval ana !
disapproval xrom the aud:en:e as j
points were made by the attorneys ]
both Judge B ataon and Mr. Turnbull |
were present as were all the members
of |bs district committee. Itobert till-1
liam. of Petersburg, chairman. W. C-1
Whan, of Lui:*nburg: H K Hutchesoa. I
of M-caicnb-rg. A. ii. Morris, af r>ur-'
rey. and J. Taylor Thompson, si Prince j
Watsaa the Xesalaee.
When long after midnignt. tr.e com- !
m.ttee voted unanimously to declare'
Judge YVataon the nominee, a banner;
cn which was painted a rooster and t
the words "Watson is winner. ' was '
d:spla\ea and the supporter? of the.
?Nottoway candidate broke into cheers, j
Many tcchnlcalitiea were advanced
by Mr. Turnbull's attorneys to prevent
the award of the certiiicate to-agr.t
An affidavit waa produced in which a
member of the Amelia County commit?
tee was quoted as saying that the
Judges of election made up the re- '
turns from memory at the courthouse j
and no date appeared on the certificate !
from Wilk-rson's Shop Precinct.
But the committee overruled these I
matters, taking tr.e section of th. Byrd
assy which sa>s that the statute shall
be construed liberally, so that the will '?
sf the voters ?hall not be defeated by
Most of the time of the meeting was .
?ccupied In dlscu.?sion of the motion,
?f the T irnbull aide that the poll books j
should he produc? I before th. ?. ote was
canvass* d. This was overruled
While the attormys for the Con-:
gressman carefully avoid-* charges of
wrongdoing, it was evident they had
many matters in abeyance to be sprung
at the proper time. B?th >i.ieS Kur i
airs of mystery over things l.iat shall '
shortly be revealed.
All cf the d^ ate which eonfum^d'
two ar..i ?ne-haif hours <.f the ?'.m
rr.itt.? .- if . ari: in th- tvin;ng
r- 'r-'tr. a r? <ju?*t mad' b;. coun?
sel f?r representative Kvbert Turn- :
bull for pr"d-.i tlon of th- poll books,
before th? rtturns ?er- . inSSaaSSat aT I
P Buford. <?f Kr<ins?i'-k. ?i?t.. .1 the;
diScileaion. He ararued that the sMj
pr.mary plan >hould apply and that |
the county and city committees should
drat canvass the returns) and then ??nd
th<m Is the district committee, oth-r
wiar he argu<-d It was to no purpose
ti-at the law required the preae: vat.on
ST tjSS poll books. They constituted t
the sole evidence, he said, as to who:
srasw ser.-nlued I" vote snd who were)
Mr. Buford slso contended that
Chairman OUIiam had no right to
change the plai adopted by the com?
mittee, which was to have two poll
books a: each precinct snd to have
the returns canvassed by local roae
Replying for Judge Watson. R. H.
Mann relied upon the provisions sf
the Bird Primary T-? * as requiring;
the return* certified to the district
chairman To call for the pol] books
to anbetanttat* the return*, he aatd
srould be a reflection anon I he hon? at r
Sf tb* Judaea X?itber be nor Judge
Watson, he said had any o ??tlon ts
fCsatisued ?n B?btb Pigs >
HOW WIPED OUT
Virginia Begins New
Year With Active Bal?
ance in Treasury.
TO BUY FORD LOT
Half of Block Needed for State
Library Building Site Cannot
Be Acquired, as State Lacks
I For the flr*t time In four or five
years Virginia begins her new year
this morning with a probable actual
baiance in the treasury. When the
old fiscal year ended at I o clock yes?
terday afternoon all claims of the
State were paid, all appropriations
brought down to <!ate, all September
sal*rlea settled, every pension chck
honored and the payments to the
Sinking, and literary funds all made.
; it i? evident that it will be im
possibU- for the Governor to purchase
this year the half of the Ford Hotel
block, which, it had been hoped. <oul i
be bought for a Slate Library build?
ing site. The law states that before
such a puri hase can be made there
mu?l be an actual balance In the j
State Treasury either at the end of the'
fiscal }ear 1912 or at the end of the
fiscal year 1513. It will take weeks
to figure out the ?xact standing of
the various funds up to yesterday, but
there ?<-i> ceiialrily nothing lik-_- $&u
00*'. the re<4U?.ed amount, in the gen-,
eral treasury, m fact, it is doubtful
if there was $S.900 there, although it
is believe.; a very small balance will ,
Broke All Records.
During the year just ernied State.
Auditor C Lee Moore collected $51*8.- 1
815.70 more than in any other oue |
year in the history of the Common
wealth Iiis total receipts for the j
year, all f:inds included, were $7,051.
SbS.65. against $<i,l'.:.7iv.S0 for Mb*]
There was on hand Ottober 1, 1S? j
an apparent balance of |u6%,?ll " j. j
The disbursements for the Tear, to j
all sources, were S7.U7..467 34. leaving I
a balance at S o'clock yesterday oi
nti.ilg.fl This. however. is a!so
6a* >ear ^gu there '*Hrt<s1 a deficit,:
of not leas tnan ITlMst While there ]
?eerned -to be on hand a balance of j
$.'<>?. '.'90 In the treasury. ?n reality;
more than t'.'uO.OO' worth of pension i
checks were being held over, while j
there was due the literary fund some
thing like fto.ooo. and there were;
many unpail appropriations which had
to be held over until tne rallroao j
taxes < ouid be collected last October. I
All tlnlnan Settled.
This ytar all is paid. The deficit;
of .ast year has been wiped out. and
the old pension checks paid. The
emergeno i?en*!on appropriation of
the last Legislature has been settled,
and ihe 1911 pensions paid absolutely
In full, all efasehsj having been mailed !
A?:gusl 21 Auditor Moore Settled with j
the liteiary fur.d yesterday. In ad-i
ditiou. out of abundant caution, he
yesterday paid ail serr.i-monthly and
monthly salaries for September. Usu?
ally these are paid on the first day
of the month, and go Into the new
month's . usiness.
Be?ides all this, criminal expenses
have been heavy during th? fiscal year
just ended, which had most of tne
costs of the Iteattie trial, besides per?
haps $3t>.?t'.'0 for capturing and tr. ing
But the balance of $131.133 91 in
the treasury yesterday is not in the
general fund. It includea the military
fur.d. the agricultural department fund
from fines and fees, the automobile
;>c> nse fund, which goes to good roods);
the fi?? of the Sta:> Dairy and PandJ
Ii.-l?artmen'. and other sources of in
? SSM for which the Audst'-r? offlc is
banker. When all these various funds'
.it*- fisrured out. their credits will con?
sume the apparent ba'.anct and leave
only a very small amount?perhaps, as
indicated above, r.c.t more than t*.**/"
But the State is free 0f debt and owes
There arc. perhaps, one or tw small
amounts or current ^rpr-'priations
to State departments and institutions
not <iutte paid up to date. But these
are mote than offset by special ap?
propriation? in which ' the entire
amount was needed to bu\ land or put
up a uildir.c. and in which the Au?
ditor did not h..;d to the letter of
the ruie requiring montnly pa>ments
R? sides all the alrfivr. it must b? re
numbered that ?a*t year no money
was isjs'ejj to the sink nK fur.d. while
this fund i> n< ? .ng added to by
monthly pnj rr.er>t?. and already $7*.*oe
has been paid this tear.
The heavy deficit left by the >'w.-?n
?on administration ha* at last b?-en
< ?ans?st?! i loaiatuastaai KI eel to*)'
KiaoaVa tS??ta at | alnmbSn.
< olamhia. K C September is_The
sul-rtwnmitte. or the Stet? |vba ratlc
executive . .-rim.:;..- charged with the
duty of probing the alleged election
fraud* in this State in the recent prl-1
marv election for Oovernor met here
this afternoon. The commute* want
into executive seoaion ahortiy after j
meatina |t is said that a report win
t>? f->rmnl*ted at this meeting for pro-'
aentatlon to the stale execwlre* com?
mittee which meets tn this dtp to?
?'be committee ha? ander considera?
tion a volamtnon* amount ?f testi
nsoay *pon ?kl h tar report win ho
based The ax ?*? r* of the saboem
mittee are W. F f*t*eenaan. chairman;,
K M .Jeffrie*. Jaaon Or***, w. ft. Wll-I
son. J. D aa)?*ag> *. ft Far* sad T. at]
? ' * ' ...... .
LITTLE NEW LIGHT
SHED BY LETTERS
, Correspondence Placed
I Before Investigators.
NOTHING TO SHOW
CAMPAIGN GIF IS
They Yield No Evidence That
Railroad Man Was Asked by
J President to Raise Funds,
j Testimony of C. N- Bliss,
Jr., Not Prolific of
Washington, Sept -mbcr St.?Ail Ot
the torfta>Pt?D(fcinca b?-tw*en President
Koosevelt and the l.itu ::Jward IL
ll?rrlTl?jII. (roan lt#1 until Mr. Harri
man? aii.er .nets with Mr. Roosevelt
la liofc. WM? i-.a'.e? In evidence to-day
before the feasts committee invest!
SHi.uH csim*aIgn eXpaMditsr .s.
Out ot t.ie score? of letters, . over
iritf e" cry au&Ject ttttito exhibilt ot lli
uian p let Urea to t:.c ai^xiiritment ot
Psd*rSi juo.(;es and territorial Gov?
ernors bl -Niiiona. the Senate commit?
tee wa= aijie to secure a;tie n<;w lign*.
i-earmi! i^pwn the suoject of campaign
roatrthsrlnns or th> disputed que?- i
tlon of wnether or not President ,
liooseveit !iad speclhcaily asked Mr.
Hair.man in l?0? to raise a tutid ot
|24*,SSS for the aid of his campaign.
Harriman told of Fund.
C. C Teget.ijff. agent for the H*r
rimau tstat-. and tormer pri.ate
secretary to Mr. Harriman. and C.iarlet, j
A- Peabody. president of the Mutual !
Life insurance Company and personal,
attorney for Mrs. Harriman in the ad
?lllltstiallilll of the SStetl, both tcati- j
tied mat Mr. Harriman had told lii^-iu
the raising of the big campaign fand ?
had been undertaken at President '?
hooseveit's request, a statement vhiui j
Mr. liarriinan made before his deat.i. ;
but athich was denied by Colonel i
Asi-le from the file of litters given!
the committee, no documentary evi- !
dence was offered, howe\er, and out j
of the many 1 .-tiers none- was proUuc-d. :
except that written by Yr. Har.-irnan |
to Sidney Webster. January 13.'G, j
t.-:at in any way oore upon iht' charge !
that President l:oose\elt had asked :ii j
railroad man to raise funds.
The Webster letter, made public by j
Mr Harriman himself during the con-1
troversy with President Roosevelt over
tits fund, intimated that Mr. Harriman
had been askej. ty tbo F.-ea?<K.nt t?; ,
:a!?e the fund: and that it iad been ,
t.ie understanding among financial j
m -n to whom be appealed that a'ena- j
tor Depew was to be given the a:n
bassadorsnip to Prance. j
William Fllnn. of Pittsburgh. liooae- f
vejt leader in Pennsylvania, an? IZ H. !
Hooker, of New York, treasurer of th? :
Progressive party, srfl) appear before
Use committee to-morrow.
Mar ?itar?Ki Later.
Witnesses caiied for the opening
session of the hearings to-day were!
ready when Chairman Ci^pp called tr.e;
sub-committee together. Colonel Theo- !
dore P.oo6eveit and J. Pierpont Mor
gSS) are scheduled to step into the'?
iPStlight later this week. th? financier .'
appearing Thursday and Colonel lioose?
veit on Friday.
Ormsby MoHarg. contest manager
for Colonel Koosevelt at the Chicago
convention, who organized the South '
for the Colonel, was on hand when'
the committee convened to-day. His i
story of the pre-convention campaign, !
and of the contests he managed for
President Taft in the 19*S campaign'
were expected to be the chief testi- I
Cornelius N. Bliss. Jr.. sen of the \
treasurer of the Reptblican campaign
committee in ISv-t. was called to pro-j
dues any papers in the files of his!
father's estate -earing on the charge
that Colonel Roosevelt acquiesced In!
the acceptance of ll^O.OOo from thei
Standard Oil interests in 1S04. and in;
a further d'-mand for IIJ^.OOO from the
Senators Ciapp, Oliver. Pa> nter and
rNSssSf*sa*l were present when th.1 e<>m- '
mitt,e went into session. Mr. B'iss
was tn?- first witness. He said he wan
an executor of his father's estate and
had sole custody of his father's papers. .
"Have you found any papers bear?
ing on the campaign funds handled by
your father'."' a?ked ?"hairmar. Ciapp.
Mr. Biiss piaceri in evidence a report
from the auditor who examined his
fathers accounts when he resign'J a*
tressurer of the republican commit?
tee. He sa'd the re. >.-ds d'd not show
any contribution by J- fcr. I?. Archbold
or the Standard <>ii Company. Mem?
bers of the committee examined the
No names or contributors to the i?/>i
campaign fund appeared in the records.
Mr. Biies *.*?? ??k~d to r'ad his fath?
er's letter of resignation to Harry !*.
Xew. nhich also had l?*-?-n placed in
The letter set fort'i that the late
Mr Bliss had he|d confidential rtie
name of contributors ?nd the amount
of their cont-lbution* in the "laat '...jr
pr**;d? ntial ^nm!>*i?n< i". wfii--'h I
hav. a -tc.l as trea'ure*-'
"I have rerststently r'fiisorf to make
these reports public" the letfrr read,
?because I reerard the relation." of
? an.pa cn contribul Ions to party com?
mittee* as confidential I bSSaSSSl tb?
right to refuse to make public these
contributions Is a* *aer?d as th.- right
of a man to cast a secret ballot in the
The |ett?r added that the Republi?
can committee's receipts In 1 V?e had
been 'a trifle below f ja??.*??. ? |n
ltts. $a.&?o.a*n. ??4 m i??:. ft.?**.*?*.
The witness said he had discovered
three othe.- letters of a ?personal, and
more or leas Intimate nature " These
be banded to Chairman Clspp. On*
was from President Roosevelt anoth?
er from vrrfitam H. Taft. *s ??ecretarv
of War Tb? committee suspended It*
Snnsiry for a f?w mtnu'?? while th*
members lead the letter* secretly.
Senalor ciapp had lb- letter* placed
Ig the records ss exhibit*- Thar wets
Iff OF RIOTING
Men, Women and Children Held
L'p in Streets and
CLASHES WITH POLICE
Organized Labor Holds First
Demonstration Against Im?
prisonment of Leaders.
Lawrence, Mass.. September 30.?Or?
ganized labor for the first time in this
country conducted a demonstration'
strike her?, to-day against the im-!
i-i .*..nin<r:t ot ?aboi leader*. After
liaiid-to-hanci clashes between rioters
and police lasting all day. the ?dem?
onstration" waa declared off by tne ]
industrial Workers ot the. World.
The strike was called for twenty
IMS hours, beginning this morning. .
ia protest against the imprisonment
mt Joseph J. Bttor, Auturo Giovannittij
and Jos. Caruso, whose trial in con-'
nection with the deatti of Anna Lopiz-!
sjS opened in Salem to-day. t>,-ven!
thousand of the ttttfti operatives in!
the cotton and woolen SB?sS here i
obeyed the call, forcing out 5.OjO others!
either througa intimidation or lack of |
work because of closing of depart?
ments. Then at a mass meeting late'
this afternoon, the workers were told 1
to go back to work to-morrow, ready j
to come out again at the. call of the ?
industrial \\or?.eis. If the leaders aie-'
not satisSed with, the progress of the !
The worst rioting occurred at the
opening of the mill gates this morn?
ing. Tickets armed with revolver*,
knives, sledge hammers, iron bolts
and other weapons, attempted to stopj
operatives fT*m going into tne mills. I
Wh-.-a police interfered to maintain'
ordei. the pickets struggled with them
desperately. Swinging their clubs with
effect, the bluecoais drove -ack the
pickets. A score of arrests were made.
Men, women and children, on their
way to work wer? held up and assault?
ed by strikers *g sympathizers.
But one hcsp'tal case was reported,
that of an operative, who was thrown
headlong from a street car and ren- ?
dered uno.nsciouf. No policeman aas!
wounded and no j>hot? were tired.
It was announced at headquarter?
that a vote would be taken to-morrow
among the textile unions of Lowell
on the matter of striking in the big
cotton mills there, and that similar
action would be taken at other New ?
B**J*ggd mil. centres dur'ng the pre*-;
eiit week. The Industrial Workers are .
*r:il-.ng circulars t :rou?..ojt the coun- <
try. it was learned asking individual
mill operativ?? whether they are ready
to go out on a general strike as a
protest against the trial of Ettor and <
O'ovanmtti. "if it is not conducted
Rfrot I* the K train*.
Women ?nd children were sufferers
in the evening riot a* they had been
during th.- morning. Several were '
knocked down ami apparently tram
j,|ed upon, but n?r.e seriously hurt.
I'inner pails were snatch'd from th?
Ii.inds of operatives returning from
work and hurled l.r.rfc; into the face*
of tne nitro? St.tte polic assisted
the <lt> pitrolnrn In <|Uo||inir this dis?
turbance. They drew their revolvers
when the crowd became more menacing
and at the point a? the ]cve|e,l weapon*
the mob was driven In s ill, n retreat
for several block* be f??.it finally dis?
? me of the addre?se* In Italian that
aroused th" crowd at the afternoon
mas* meeting was translated into
KnglUh and given out to-night in the
form of * statement by the speaker.
Oarllo Tresca. an editor of Ptttspuxgh.
fa. It p?ld "If Ettor. Oiorannttti and
Caruso are f^und guilty, or either of
them Is f"uhd guilty, th* Industrial
Workers of the World will anarch to
Salem, storm th* 1*11 snd reaca* the,
prisoners. If po??Jhl*-"
Two gjsaaWy two Jwry. I
Salem. Ma**.. September S*?of th'
talesmen examined before Jadge Jo-'
*eph <v rir.ii in the superior r..Urt here
to-dav for Jary duty in the trial of,
Joarph J. Etttr, Artor* <; ovannltt. and
Joseph Cameo growl**; e t of the j
tCowtiaaii *a awrratk rs***.?1
SHY FIGHT IS WON
They Believe Murphy Will With?
draw Tammany Support
BITTER FIGHT IS WAGED
Expected That Nominations Will
Not Be Made Before
Syracuse, N. Y.. September 30.?The
night before the Democratic State Con-j
vention, which meets here to-morrow, j
found a sharply drawn issue over the.
renomination of Governor Dlx. All
Jay opponents of the Governor massed
their forces around the headquarters
of Deader Charles If. Murphy, of Tam?
many Hall, to urge him to withdrawj
his support from me Governor. When
night came tney claimed to have won;
a * victory. They asserted that the
Governor would not be re nominated,
and that the availability of other can
didates was being considered.
Justice Victor J. Dowling. of New!
York, and Congressman William MawSS '
were saia to be tne leading candidates
in opposition to Governor Dix. others
talked of were Martin H. Glynn. of Al?
bany, who is to preside aa temporary
chairman of the convention; John;
Prroy Mitchell. president of thej
Board of Aldermen. of New t
York. Supreme Court Justice James W.
Gerard.. Lieutenant-Governor Thomaa'
V. Con way. Thon.as l_> Lockwood and;
Senator George B Burd. of Buffalo. j
Nominations fior the State ticket arc:
? not expected until Thursday, andj
Murphy has let it become known that j
I he thinks plenty of time ahould be j
taken to consider the situation. Thej
Tammany leader insists that the con-!
' vention will be an open one.
I The convention will assemble at noon,
to-morrow and hear the keynote apeechj
of Chairman Glynn.
WI'mi Is *nrprfa*d.
Seagirt. X- J-. September 50.?Gover-I
nor Woodrow Wilson, when he reached:
Seagirt to-night from Atlantic City.,
where he made a brief speech of wel-'
come to the American Roads Congress,
permitted the correspondents to an-'
nounce formally that he "had read
with great surprise the statement said
to hav. hem made by Governor Dix to?
day, for he had absolutely no recol-,
lection of having written Governor Dlx]
any letter in which he expressed an
opinion of any kind aa to his admin-!
! The presidential nominee referred to
a rtatemer.t issued from Albany early:
in the day by Governor Dix in answer!
to ??overnor W'lson's pronouncement of
; vesterday rrglne the Democratic State
Convention to njrr.c ^ progressive jj.?.-,
Governor Dlx had been quoted as as?
serting that there was nothintr In bis
P*rs?n.?l correspondence a Ith Gover-;
nor Wt!??n to indicate that the prest-'
dent tat r.om.nee oppose, him. Gover-'
nor Wilson was greatly astonished
when h< was ?h"Wn Governor Dix'a
statement, and althoagh at erst hesi?
tant to make any comment as be de-'
sired re avoid any personal references.'
. he ftnallv allowed the reporters to
quote him indirectly a* stated above.
The igovernor said he had received
many telearama to-dav commending
' hla action of last nicht when he urged,
that the N'-v York convention be free]
? eesajsrt Inter ? is* a.
Austin. T?xas. September J* ?Oover-'
nor Colqulft was importuned to-day to
j intercede In behalf of J X. Parson. Of]
Ktncslaad. Texas, under sentence to be
shot at Tampico. Mexico The Oover-j
nor immediately telegraphed the ?w.,.
tarv of State at Washington, asking I
that action t*J taken at once. its also j
sent a meaui? to the Governor ..f>
Taaaaulipos requesting a stay of exe.|
cation aatu the maUer caa aa ?avc?u-J
tives Resent Ban Placed
Aroused by Great Harm Done to
Industry of Two
Washington. September 30.?Aroused
by the harm they claim has been done
to the oyster industry of Maryland
i and Virginia by the report recently
I promulgated by the Bureau of Chemis
> try. which charged that the sewage of
I Washington and towns along the Po
tomac was polluting the oyster beds
! of the two States, representatives ot
Maryland and Virginia met in confer?
ence to-day at the Willard Hotel and
formulated plans to demand of the
Secretary of Agriculture a hearing on
and further tests of th- oysters taken
from the Potomac River beds.
Maryland's representatives at the
conference to-day further charge that
prejudice has been shown against
Maryland and Virginia oysters in the
Bureau of Chemistry's report, and that
notwithstanding the fact that Mary?
land oyster captains who bring oysters
to the Washington marker, are fined
for having polluted oystera in their
poasession. no real attempt is made
by liie government to prevent these
oysters from being placed on the mar?
The Maryland men declare that there
have been a number of cases wherein
oyster captains paid their fines snd
then sold their cargoes, and that these
captains understand that the easiest
way out of any charge of having pol?
luted oysters in their possession is to
pay the fine asked of them, dispose of |
their oysters and go back for another
Waat Stats BaeSerislaarssts.
A sentiment against having a bacteri?
ological expert of the Bureau of Chem?
istry participate In to-day's conference
developed as soon as the Maryland
and Virginia men got together.
Representative Thomas Parran of
the Fifth Maryland Distrtct. had been
asked by the Governor of Maryland to I
be present at to-day's conference, and
to ask the Bureau of Chemistry to de-!
tail a bacteriologist from the Federal!
bureau to be present, which he did. but j
the Maryland and Virginia men decided
that they would prefer to have any
further oyater teata made by their can!
The meeting to-day was called by
Govemor Mann, cf Virginia, and Gov?
ernor Goldaborough. of Maryland, who
designated" various fish and oyster
commission officials of the two States
Governor Mann was aroused by the
recent chemistry bureau report, which
declared that Potomac River oysters
were cnnealthv and should be avoid?
ed as food, and after conference with
Goverror Ooldsborough. of Marvland.
he instructed McT?onneIl Lee. chairman
of the Board of Fisheries of Virginia,
and William T> Saunder*. the dairy
and food O'tnitilMionrr o.' Virginia, to
represent the State at th* meetlnc.
Marvland was represented by a num?
ber of ofllcials concerned with the
oyster business of the State, as well
as Individuals. l~d by th- Attorney
Genersl of t?ic state. Fdsar Allan Poe.
Repr*sentative Thomas Parran. Shell
lab r*immi?s|nners Reveii. Graves an-t
Mai'bv Oveter police Fleet rvmmand
er T t* ft Howard. I>eputv Command?
er r. J Plovden. State Senator Wll
her?ori. -eti?e Senator Lancaster. Dr.
WaP' r R T>*??!. of St. Mary's Coantv.
Enoch B Abel!, of St Mary'? County,
snd Chsrie? C T anas star, of Wash
Betas nisstia t?? Teata.
The Marvland men brought to Wash-,
(nerton for test oysters from the s#
called Infected districts, namely, the'
Blaklatone Island bar. the Cobbe P^tlt
bar. the swan Point bar and the tan-'
-aster bar Is the Wleom'c? River.
Th. ' outers srers taken bv Cats*
wander Howard in dues water aline
th< r ver and f-om the shallow water
^- i'i.ki?' -e. '?l*r.rf and '"?n-maud
or Howard pointed out that If tbrro
1 rcoetlr.ued on" Third Page >
Killed at Eighth and
Grace Without Mo?
BY SECOND CRASH
[Sidewalk, Weakened by Excavg*
tion, Collapsed, Later FalL
Carrying Down Wooden .
Structure and Trolley Pole.
Coroner Determined to Fix
Blame for Accident.
Four colored laborers were killed
while a dosen persona barely escaped
death yesterday afternoon at 5:1*
o'clock when the pavement In North
Llighth Street, at Grace, caved In ad
the result of being; weakened by ex?
cavations for an apartment house. The
men were smothered to death under
tons of earth, and it was many hour*
before their bodies were found by
rescuers with the aid of picks and
shovels. Several times the bodies of
one or two would fte uncovered, only
again to be caught beneath a subse?
quent, collapse of clay and blocks ot
Haaaphrey Seay, forty-two yean* old,
<*e*rge Bowie*. twenty-five year* old.
Mp Cooper, afty-etarht pear* aid. .
Walker Lnskon, flfty-gve year* old.
All of them lived in Goochland Coun?
ty, near Columbia, and their bodle*
will probably be shipped home to-daj.
Work Mocked by Crowd*.
News of the cave-in spread rapidly
and in a few minutes an immens?
crowd had gathered. The police wer*
notified immediately. Emergency calla
were sent out and in a few minute*
a large squad of officers was on hand.
It was with the utmost difficulty that
men, women and children, eager to gat
a glimpse of the damage, were kept
out of the danger sone.
Many of those who gathered had ta
be threatened with arrest before they
would desist from their efforts to con?
gregate close to the edge of the fal?
len pavement. Ropes were hnrrtedlp
stretched a*out the place and eVaa
then, U was hard to keep back, tfca'
crowds. Orders were Immediately is?
sued prohibiting the use of the eaat
side tracks of the Virginia Railway
and Power Company, and later, after
other and more serious displacements,
til traffic on Eighth Street, "between
Franklin and Grace, was suspended. It
waa feared that vibration from pass-,
ing cars and heavy vehicles would da
Boy Han -Narrow Bacnp*.
The narrowest escape experienced]
by any one waa by ThornhlU Atkinson,
twelve-year-old son of A. C. Atkinson,
of 114 1-2 North Eighth Street, who
was caught by the falling pavement
and carried into the pit below. With,
an unidentified playmate he waa rolling
a hoop when the ground gave way be?
neath him. He fell, and in doing aa
grabbed one of the big concreto
blocks, which broke, and upon it slid
to safety. He was samewhat ?cratch
ed and bruised, bat waa able to take aa
interest in the work of rescue and ra-I
pair which followed. i
Forced Tnrtr Way lata Pis.
While the police were Intent np*a,
keeping the crowds in the streak
away, several nundred men and boys,
and a few women, found their wag,
Into the big excavation where th*
rescue work ws* in progress. The**,
pressed closely about the workers la.
a frenzied effort to see sons* of thoee.
caught beneath the mas* of earth and;
stone. They greatly handicapped th*
work, until firemen, who bad beea
summoned to the scene, under the di?
rection of Chief Joyne?. spread a Una
j and forced them back. Several of?
ficers later arrived in the pit and ar
I dered every one out with the excep
[ tion of the worker* and those whg>
: properly belonged there.
I it was after ? o'clock when the first
j body, that of Nip Cooper, waa recov
i ered By that time It had become
j dark and the rescue work was pre
1 greasing with the use of bunch and
[ ?trip light* ?uppiied by th* Academy
1 of Music, from which point a cable ta
j supply the current was run. i?y Lout*
Myers, manager of the Empir? Thea?
tre, and E. G. Thompson, police elcc*
Torches and other forms of light
were supplied by the Eire Depart?
Barfed I nder *er*sad t r**a.
The bid.es of Seay and Bowles had
been uncovered about * o'clock, wnea
the ?econd big eave-ta occurred With
a crash of heavy timber brace* aa*)
c.-ncrete. twenty feet more of pave?
ment collapsed, leaving a gap ot
about I** feet along Eighth Street
from Brace The hod 1 es watch rod bi ?
unearthed wer? burled for th* second
time. One pole, supporting trolley
wires, went down with the at road
? rash, and the workmen were warned
away from liv* wire* which fell
everywhere. While electrician* war*
engaged ia catting wir**, the over?
head wooden etiwrtare. watch had)
been bu.lt in Eighth street for ta*
protectioa of the public, gave wax,
earring more earth and an Iron tleo?
trie light pole, which stood at thg>
sr?r. This was the last seriaag
After th* danger from liv* wir**)
had been eliminated the work *f sal?
ting eat the bodle* was i'wwit
However, before the dirt re*** bav
moved th* groat am** of bodle* sad]"
Planks had so h* carted away.
Th* four me* who lost their Mr**,
war* i?glsjifi we Crwaerd a Ow.|
herd, gl* Slag eoc tractors,
th* genera! -er?-a tor for th* batMW,
las; ta W A t he*terase*. They
at work wirhtr-. * few feet of
other, all engaged ta
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