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No. 17,018. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1907-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. * THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Buiinese Office 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. THEODORE W. NOTES. President. New York Office: Tribune Buililinf. Chicago Office: first National Bank Buildinf. The Frenlne Star, with th^ Sunday morning edition. i* delivered t?y carriers. on th?*ir own account, within the city at 50 cent* p^r month; without the Sunday (Doming edition at *4 cents per month. By mail, postage prepaid: Pally. Sunday Included, one month. 00 cents. Dally. Sunday excepted, one month. 50 cents. Saturday St sr. one year. $1.00. ttund.'tj Star, one year, $1 50. DEATH mm TALE Beautiful Russian Girl Murdered by Her Lover. THEN HE SHOT HIMSELF Followed Her From Russia to Com mit a Double Crime. HAD HIT HER WITH HATCHET Served Three Years in Prison for His Offense and Finally Vented His Vengeance. f to Th*? Star. I PHILADELPHIA. April 120.?A passion that liad its beginning in Russia jnrs ago, which changed a man's love into hatred and drove him to follow a woman across the sea to this country, had its ending in a little baker's shop at .V?S? South lL'th street this morning. There Martha Corias. a beautiful Russian Kill, twenty-two years of age. was shot by him through the heart an<l once through the mouth. Looking at l.er prostrate body a moment, calmly he then turned the smoking revolver upon himself and sent a bullet into his head. On the way to the Pennsylvania Hospital the woman died The man's life hangs in the balance, but he has a chance of recovery. Martha Oorias came to this country fror.i Russia about a year ago. Her life had been m.nle unbearable there by Andrew Ivotti. who four yi irs ago incessantly sought to win her low. Persuasion Failed. i When persuasion failed he took a hatchet and st r in k her over the head. She lay for months between life ;ind de.ith. Kotti was iw lit to a Russian prison for thiee years. To escape Kotti. Martha Oorias came to thin country, and obtained employment several months ago with Mr. and Mrs August Kainsitm. Ijn P*ouin sirrtl, mill a wholesale liquor estahlishm* nt. Four months .i?.? Kotti was released. He learned that Mar: ha r.imc to New York. I anil th? n through Russian fri< nds to this J Ordered to Leave. One <!i\ t Ramstein's he mft Martha, lie pit i his suit. begging forgiveness for the hatchet blow but the girl ordered him ? to leav?>. After several more unsuccessful visits at the Ramsteln*' he left. This morn1ns at T :ui o'clock Martha went into Green's shop for a loaf of bread, follow* d by Kotti. "(Jo away; get out of here." cried the girl, furious There was a quick conversation in Russian, when Kotti drew his revolver. "Take t!iat."^Jie said, and began firing at the girl. WINTRY IN THE SOUTHWEST. Snow, Sleet and Rain Reported From Kansas City. KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 1S?.-A combination of snow, ?ieet ami rain was reported this morning in this part of the southwest, with freezing weather prevailing from tiie Nebraska line to Texas. There was a fall of snow at Concordia. Kan., following rain, sleet at Baker. Kan., and a heavy rain at Wichita, with a Hurry of snow in north w<stern Missouri. The Umperature at l>odge City, Kan., was So, and in the Panhandle district, \i:iv ;i h#.:? \. v full r?f rwin hisl niirht In western Missouri and also generally through Kansas and Oklahoma. TRUTH AND FICTION. Tney Both Seem to Be Sadly Mixed Up in This Yarn. in] T>fo|?&t<-ki to The Star. NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 20.?Gov. Kollin Woodruff of Connecticut, who returmd from Jamestown with his staff today. says that in the south history dots not repeat "I ariiwd at the exposition grounds early, said lie, "and met all the governors present. A little later I stood talking t?? Gov Hay ward of South Carolina, when Gov Glenn of North Carolina came along Knowing that these two governors of contiguous states had only just arrived and noticing that they did not speak, 1 ventured to ask Gov. Hay ward if he had met Gov. Glenn, and he replied that he had not. 1 saw a timely opportunity to bring together two governors uf cmitiguous states, and said " 'Gov. Glenn, I want you to meet the governor of South Carolina.' Cpon Gov. (llenn a smiling acquiescence, 1 turned to the other man and said 'Gov. Hay ward. I want to make >ou acquainted with the governor of North Carolina." "The high admirals of two adjoining ships of state shook hands with true southern cordiality. 1 was surprised, and I guess 1 looked it. There was the governor of South Carolina and the governor of North Carolina, hut where, oh where, was the usual greeting. I coughed, fidgeted uni * easilv. and then said: "J expected the visual salutation when the governor??' To be sure- ?' broke In liov. Ulenn, 'I should like to oblige you, but 1 am a prohibitionist and a teetotaler.' " "And I. too. would be deeply honored to live up to tradition.' said Gov. Hayward, bowing deeply, 'but I. like my brother governor, am a prohibitionist and a teetotaler.' " NEGRO HIGHWAYMAN HELD. Charged With Murder and Robbery at Norfolk. NORFOLK. Va.. April 2!*. ? As the resuli of a murderous tour In the Berkeley wart of Norfolk, on the opposite side of th< Kilz'.ibeth river, early Sunday morning l>\ twn negro highwaymen, Charles \V. Parke aged fifty, married. is dead; Edward Coo i>er. aged thirty years, married, and Miles Kewsom. colored, are lying unconscloui with fractured skulls, with little chan< 01 recovery, and \Vil!la-n Watklns, married Is lt-s? seriously hurt and will rec6ver. Twu negroes were captured by a Berkele) policeman near the ferry docks lmmediatelj following the assaults anil robbery, and ont who gives his name as VVm. Mcintosh hai be^n positively identified, some of the pro k eeeds of the robberies being found on his person. The second negro, who at first escaped. after firing on the pursuing officers, was later arrested and gives his name as Starke Poynter. but he has not been positively identified. Robert J. Carty, assistant foreman of the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch. while on the way to his home In Rerkeley ward, was held up on Holt street bridge last night and badly assaulted by unKnown men, wno escupeu. PRIZE FIGHT IN CHICAGO. i First Boxing Contest Given in Two Years. ptitp vnr* a nrii "Ci _r'ho flrat hnyinc VlllVAUU, ?" ? . . D contest to bo given in Chicago for two years took place at the Chicago Athletic Association Saturday ntglit, when Jimmy Gardner of Lowell, Mass.. got the decision over Jack Reed of Chicago in a six-round bout. Gardner had the advantage both in reach and cleverness and landed at will on the Chicago man. At the end of the sixth 1 ?L - 1 * ' *-?- innr frnm P DPll'u round I IM * U1IXH1 V> tin Bll earning nuu. nose and mouth, while Gardner did not have a mark. The card included four preliminary bouts. Before Carter H. Harrison retired from the office of mayor, more than two years apo, he stopped all prize fighting and boxing contests in the city, and not until Saturday night could the sanction of the city authorities be procured for such contests, DENVER LABOR UNION ACTS. Roosevelt's Attitude in Moyer-Haywood Matter Regretted in Resolutions. DENVER. Col.. April The Denver trades and labor assembly yesterday adopted resolutions regretting the attitude taken by President Roosevelt against Moyer and Haywood, Western Federation of Labor offieials. now awaiting trial at Boise, Idaho, OH Li:.l! Kt' Oi IMinjjiiruj 111 im: tion of former Gov. Steunenburg. A communication suggesting that the body form itself into a permanent Moyerllaywood protest committee was ordered plueed on file. MEDICAL EDUCATION. Branch Council of American Association Discussed Reports at Chicago. CHICAGO, April 20.?The council on medical education, a branch of the American Medical Association, met here today and discussed reports of committees as to the advisability of allowing a year's advanced standing to graduates of colleges of arts and sciences, and requiring, in addition to a fi ur-vear hieh school course, a year de voted to physics, chemistry, biology, anil one language as a prerequisite to tlie study of medicine. Addresses were made l>y Chancellor Kirkland of Vanderbilt University. I>r. Howard J Rogers of Albany, N. Y.; Dr. Beverly P. Harrison of Detroit. Dr. AY. T. Means, chairman of the judicial council <>f the Association of American Medical Colleges, and others. ECHO OF THAW CASE. une 01 x-risoner s Attorneys Jteiusea Exhibits in Trial. N'EW YORK. April 2i).?Justice Fitzgerald, in the supreme court today, refused to s!gn ail order giving into the custody of A. Russell Peabody "he exiiibits introduced by the defense in the Thaw trial, llr. Peabody. who is one of Thaw's regular attor= i nfi\? Vi:id aelffH that nil thii ovhHtltc ?r?_ cltidinK the letters offered before the lunacy commission, he turned over to him. The exhibits are now in the custody of the clerk of the court before which Thaw was tried. TAMMANY CONTROL. End of Contest Between Organization and McClellan Administration. NEW YORK. April 20.?An end to the I wiurai 1UJ UII1UUI ?ji I <tiilll]<til\ ndll lit'- 1 twcen Mayor McClellan and-Charles F. Murphy was announced today, following a conference between Tir.othy D. Sullivan and Corporation Counsel William B. Ellison. the latter of whom represented the mayor. Mr. Ellison after the conference gavf out a statement In which he said the mayor would be left free to appoint the highest class of men he can find for city offices, but that he (Ellison) will advise against the appointment of men inimical to tile democratic organization or its lead its. Mr. Sullivan, lit- said, agreed that only efficient men should be retained in or appointed to city offices. The mayor will recognize the right of its leaders to control the democratic organization, and will ask that the organization give him its support in his efforts to solve the great municipal problems which confront him. Mr. Ellison said. In that way it was hoped, he added, to eradicate the lines drawn between the organization and the administration. BREWERY RECEIVERS' REPORT. Property Seized in Kansas by Order of Supreme Court. TOPEKA, Kan.. April The three receivers appointed by the state supreme court last week to take charge of the property in Kansas of t ight outside brewing companies, and of a real estate concern operated by one ll<iuor firm, mad? its I l IVI lur VUUI l uric lUUdJ. X 11^ If" port shows that the receivers have taken possession of nine buildings, four at Atchison anil five at Leavenworth. They also are In possession of a large assortment of bars, fixtures and mirrors. Not much liquor has been taken. Most of the places where seizures were made have been saloons, and the liquor was claimed by parties other than the brewing companies. The receivers believe that the brewery companies will take some action to protect their property, now that the formal report of the seizures has been tiled. The brewery attorneys say they are waiting for definite authority on how to proceed. On Thursday next a motion to appoint a receiver in Kansas for the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company will be argued in tl^> supreme court. This company was the only one of the foreign concerns Jo tight the move for receivership and ifwas not included in the 1 st of companies for which receivers were named. Story of Wreck Found in Bottle. NORFOLK. Va.. April 2!).?A dispatch over the I'nited States governmental seacoast telegraph line today from the coast says that members of the crew of the Nags Hand life-saving station this mori ing found a bottle containing a letter from the crew of the abandoned bark Ortente. stranded Two miles south c?f Poyner's Hill life-saving station, saying that the crew of the oriente. t numbering sixteen. ??ft the bark in rmall boats and proceeded north, but the note gave no date. Bribe Cases in England. ' I GXDOX. April Jit.?The first trial here in a long time of municipal officials for receiving brills began today, when six meml Iters of the West Ham board of guardians and four workhouse ana innrmary omriais > appeared In the dock of the criminal court charged with accepting money for awarding contracts for coal and other supplies and for appointing minor officials. The ? Hums Involved are comparatively small. It i Is charged, for Instance, that a doctor paid - !.V?) for a hospital appointment. v - ^ I ^-'T ? V ~ -> THE miners still entombed EFFORTS TO RESCUE WORKMEN SO FAR PROVE FUTILE. Mountain Torrent Rushes Down the Hill Near the Opening?Pumps Gain Little. i TALIVOTAU'V T>-, A *i*.M OO T1,A cs.imr. I <1., 1 lie ft ?uu men who were imprisoned by a rush of water in mine No. :US of the Berwind-White Coal Company, at Foustwell, Somerset county. Friday, are still entombed, although scores of rescuers have been working night and day in an effort to pump the water out and effect their freedom. The work of pumping proceeds slowly, and until the rescuers can cffect an entrance It will not be known whether the men in the mine are dead or aliVe. The ir.ine mouth is besieged constantly by the relatives of the entombed miners. By many it is believed the men are dead, while the mine officials are iiojieiui an win ue guut-n uui auvt*. Eight pumps are at work Inside the mine. Men are pushing cars i'nto the slope so that as fast as the water recedes the line on which the pumps are working can be extended. The flow of water from the mine is continuous and there is a veritable mountain nrrjint riiehinp' rlr*wn thu hll! h^lnw tVio mine opening. On account of the enormous quantity of water in the mine, and the slow gai'ns made by the pumps, the theory now generally held is that the inflow comes from an abandoned working adjoining No. .SS. Relief parties returning to the surface this morning say it will he evening before the entombed men can be reached at the earliest. 6,000 BAKERS IDLE. Bread Obtainable in St. Petersburg Despite Strike. ST. PETERSBURG. April '"J.?Despite the secession of the syndicate of bakers who granted the demands of the men, the Master Bakers' Association is attempting to continue the lockout. Six thousand Journeymen. about two-thirds of the trade, who refused to accept work under the old conditions, are Idle today. Nevertheless the inhabitants are only slightly inconvenienced. Bread is almost everywhere obtainable. Tl?e syndicate bakers, who control twcnty-two bakeries and a chain of stores throughout the city, are working full time, but many or me smaller oakeries, espectaily those owned by foreigners, are being operated by the proprietors with reduced force. To meet the demand for pascal breads, without which no devout Russian can pass holy week, the master bakers participating in the lockout are mixing dougli and selling It to their customer's to take home. The striking Journeymen, who in Russia are fed, lodged and clothed by their employers, in patriarchal but insanitary style, sleeping in the oven rooms with few facilities for cleanliness, demand, besides hi<rV<of woa-oB ?hnrtt.r hnnra nnH an u mo. lioratlon In their condition of life, including separate lodgings, money allowance for food, washing, conveniences, etc. Journeymen bakers of Moscow won a strike on similar grounds, one of their demands being one bath monthly at the employers' expense. It is expected that the St. Petersburg employers will be forced to yield. A meeting of the employers has been called for townrrnw for th?> niirnnsc nf rnnslrfprinp r'nn. cessions which may lie made. French Delegates to The Hague. PARIS, April 20.?Senator Baron d'Estoumelles de Constant, president of the parliamentary group favoring international arbitration, and I^ouls Rwiaul, one of the permanent representatives of France on The Hague arbitration tribunal, have been appointed delegates of France to (he peace conference at The Ha^u*. ^ ?2^ (IIRSf 5 I ? <? . flMl'WW YOU, mVa.v_TF.RST QzoK\ S^i r . -J v JF McCLEL LA X-TA MM A X Y F E ACE SEVEN ARE MISSING CLOUDBURST OVER SUBURB OP OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 20.?A cloudburst over Capital Hill, a suburb of this city, just south of the Canadian river, last night flooded that place. Seven persons are missing and believed to be drowned. Many persons encamped on the lowlands near the river were caugrht unawares and had but little time to make their escape. The river is bank full, and it will be some time before it can be determined whether any lives were really lost. There was another heavy rainfall today, which caused the river to rise higher, endangering property in the lowlands. Three thousand' people live In Capital Hill, which lies scuth of the North Canadian j river, opposite UKiaiionia uuy. i ne mil is drained into a small stream called lightning creek, which enters the river just below Oklahoma City. The water came down the creek and covered the lowlands in such volume as to force out people living in tents, shanties and small houses on the low ground. Oklahoma City itself was not endangered. Kidnapers Get $75,000. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 21).?Seventyfive thousand dollars was the ransom paid for the release of Robert Abbott, the son of a prominent British subject residing at Saloniki, who was kidnaped from his father's garden March 24, and eventually liberated when the demands of his abductors had been conceded. The brigand* originally demanded $100,000. The British government will insist that the ransom be repaid by the Turkisfi government. Three Infants Murdered. ?/LAal.>, 111., April ?? ime UMiiuK 1X1 Fox river yesterday Stephen' Boras hooked a bundle of clothing, which he pulled ashore and found to contain the bodies of three infants, twin boys and a girl. Coroner Norton is of the opinion that the bodies may have been hurled from a passing train. The clothing found with them was of tine quality, but had no marks. Air Trip Here Postponed. ST. LOUIS, Mo., April L*.).?Aeronaut J. C. McCoy of the Aero Club of America, New York, who expected to start on a balloon flight to Washington, D. C., tonight, decided today to postpone the start. "The flight will not be attempted until the wind ta from the west and the weather is clear," he said. The wind today is from the south, and A rain set in this forenoon. Serious Strike at Fernie. Special Dispatch to The Star. FERXIE, B. O., April 20.-By a referendum vote, all the miners In th? Canadian mining district have refused to return to work in compliance with the new law. -The (7H.UUVIUM iu WU\.?\1VU IU ?/V OCI IIFUn, ?IJ> II1C whole country is In want of fuel, the railways having confiscated everything. If the government attempts to make arrests for the violation of the new \ah, 3,000 men here alone must be imprisoned. Furloagiied to Find Wife. Special Dispatch to The Star. ? NEW YORK. April 2T?.^Iohn Godley. a I private in the Artillery Corps of the United States army, stationed at Tampa, Fla., arrlved-in New York yesierday to search for his young wife. Bessie, twenty-three years old, who left Tampa April K> to visit relatives, arrived here April 13, and has not been heard of since. Godley reported the matter to the police, And a general alarm has been sent out. Eight Hurt by Gas. DAYTON, Ohio. April 20.?Eight men working in a tunnel at the National Cash Register plant are seriously hurt by a gas explosion. j/ 'Z*? y PACT. BROWNLQW-FOR ROOSEVELT TENNESSEE LEADER PROCLAIMS LOYALTY TO ADMINISTRATION. Wants the President Nominated for Another Term?Not a ' i "D on /if i ft vtt ' 9 Av^av biv/nai y "Wear the administration button, or get away from the nie counter." That is the dictum which the politicians say lias gone forth from Washington to the republicans in the south. They point to Representative Brownlow of Tennessee as an example of the working of the rule. Mr. Brownnrhn Sc t lio cun t It si f ^ t? , .< .iv iw v<tv 1'ivuv 111 urau ul llic ICpuulican machine in Tennessee, has hurried hot-foot to Washington and, figuratively speaking, is all decked out in administration buttons. He is going around today loudly proclaiming his adherence to the administration. With a look of pain and surprise he asks how on earth any one could ever have suspected that he was not an administration man. Must have been some mistake. He never dreamed of being a reactionary; In fact, he plumb despises a reactionary and would not speak to him if he met him in the middle of the big road. Furthermore, Mr. Brownlow is so much of an administration man that he wants President Roosevelt nominated for another term. He goes one better the men who are willing to take Taft; he wants the real article?Roosevelt himself. That's how much of an administration man he is. It all arises over the perennial factional fight among the Tennessee republicans. For years it has been tooth and n?n hp. tween Mr. H. Clay Evans and Sir. Brownlow for the control of the machine. Kirst one and then t'other would be on top, but lately it has been Mr. Brownlow. Then something caved In along the high bank; he found his patronage getting away from him. Take a southern r.-publican leader's patronage away from him and you have taken his life blood. Somebody suggested that Mr. Evans was a Roosevelt man and that Mr. Brownlow was suspected of being a reactionary. Hence the denial. The particular merits of the struggle between Mr. Brownlow and Mr. Evans are of no general interest to the politicians, but the fact that the President is said to be taking such a lively and "practical'' in terest in southern politics Is of absorbing interest to them, and Is causing a great deal of comment. SPAUGH'S APPEAL REJECTED. Alleged Bribe to His Jury Not Considered Material. The Supreme Court of the I'nlted States today affirmed the decision of the supreme court of Missouri In the appeal of William Spaugh. jr., under sentence of death In Reynolds county. Mo., on the charge of murdering Sheriff Polk of Iron county, that state, while resisting arrest. It was alleged In Spaugh's interest that the sherifT of Reynolds county had sought to influence the jury that tried Spaugh by promising them front seats at Spaugh's execution in case of conviction, but both the Missouri and the federal Supreme Court refused to consider the charge as material and both upheld the verdict of thfc trial court, which found Spaugh guilty of murder In the first degree. TYTAV ATYTTTQT afrmrriTTT Bights of a State Railway Commission Defined. The Supreme Court of the United States today decided in effect that the rallroai commissioners of the state of North Carolina can compel a railroad company operating in that state to so adjust Its schedule as to accommodate passengers on other lines from any particular part of the state. The opinion was delivered by Justice White in the case of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company against the corporation commission of North Carolina. The case arose out of an order issued by the commissioners directing the rallroat company to make connection at Selma at 2:25 p.m. with a train on another line running from the eastern part of the stat?. with the object of accommodating passengers whose destination was Raleigh. The railroad company resisted the order on the ground that it could not bo complied with without putting on a special train, which would involve extra expense. This, it was contended, amounted to taking property without due process of law. The commission Justified its course on the ground that compliance with the order was necessary to accommodate a lirg* part of the public. The supreme co srt "f North Carolina held against the railroal company and its de iston was affirmed by today's action of the Supreme Court of the i nnea states on the ground that the order of the commission does not affect rates, but is a proper act of state regulation. MR. LOEB SAYS BUT LITTLE. Has a Number of Offers, Including Local Railway Presidency. Secretary I.oeb today throw little additional light up the story that he is to become president of the Washington Klectric Railway Company. He admitted, tiowt ver. that friends of his had for a lniO" i ?> "I Knnn o * l< .. 'V'B Iiniv wrvii a< v unl Ulill lllg 1 lie iniiuiiiiii stock of the road through the establishment of Hibbs & Co.. and that they had secured a larj-e amount. He did not have the least idea whether they had secured a sufficient amount to control th? road, but is not giving the matter any serious thought, and is, he says, mostly concerned in trying to serve the President to the best or his ability. Judging from the admissions of Mr. T.oeb the tight for the control of the road has been going on for a number of months, and is likely to continue. This is in line with what has been repeatedly stated in The Star. If the friends of the secretary lind themselves in the majority when the stockholders meet next January, the prospects, it is said, are fairly good that Mr. 1-oeb may become president of the company. However, he has had a number of other offers which remain op<n to him, and may accept any of vliese instead of the local one. # SUED IN WRONG STATE. Claim for Damages Against C. B. and Q. Adversely Decided. In an opinion by Justice Moody the Supreme Court of the I'nited States today decided the case of Robert M. Green, a citizen of Pennsylvania, agt. the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Company adversely to Green. This was an action to [ recover $1(10,000 damages on account of injuries received by Green In a railway accident at Brush, Col., In September, The suit was instituted in the United States circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, but that court refused to entertain It on the ground that the Burlington road is not legally doing business in that district, because it was registered as required by Pennsylvania law in tin- state for business purposes, as the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company and not by its later name of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Company. That decision was aflirmed by today's opinion, Justice Moody saying: "The question here is _whether service upon uie agents wan siuncient, and one element of its sufficiency is whether the facts show that the defendant corporation was doing business within the district. It is obvious that the defendant was doing there a considerable business of a certain kind, although there was no carriage of freight or passengers. "The business shown in this case was in substance nothing more than that of solicitation. Without undertaking to formulate any general rule defining what transactions will constitute "doing business' in the sense that liability to service is incurred, we think that this is not enough to bring the defendant within the district so that process can be served upon it." Ten Were Lost. BALTIMORE, Md.. April 20.?The lose of life by tlie collapse of the new steamship pier at Locust Point last Saturday was today pla' ed at ten, the addition of two Hungarian laborers having meen made to the list of missing- Only three bodies have been recovered so far. but there is scarcely a doubt that the missing men lost their lives and are buried in the ruins. Paper Plant Destroyed by Fire. rmTrw^nnAnT A or* TS:? * ? r?r\iL/vjr^r V/A i v uuu., . Aju u .ir. ? rut* iu(lay destroyed the Tait & Sons Paper Company's plant In North Bridgeport, causing a loss of about WO. The origin of the tire is unknown. Bryan to Address Bowdoin Students. PORTLAND. Me., April S).?William J. Bryan, who arnveu Mere rrom Boston today. went to Brunswick at the request of President H^vde of Bowdoin College to address the students. Mr. Bryan will return to this city during the afternoon to be the guest of the Maine Democratic Club at a banquet at city hall. Taft Talks to Students. CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 2ft.?Secretary cf War Taft today made a short visit to the University of Cincinnati, where he delivered a brief addess of an informal char acter to the students. I^ater he was given a warm reception at the chamber of commerce, and spoke a few words in response to persistent calls for a speech. A political conference was scheduled for this afternt on. Tonight lie will address the mem'iers of the Business Men's Club on "The Panama Canal. ' Hotel Responsible for Woman's Death. PEORIA, 111., April St.?The coroner's jury yesieruay rtriuuifu a \eruici censuring ami actually declaring the hotel management responsible for the death of Mrs. Mate Chester, who fell down an elevator shaft at the Mayer Hotel on Saturday. The verdict says: "We find that the elevator In said hotel Is permitted to be operated by Inexperienced and Incompetent boys,' and that the proprietor of said hotel should be held responsible for said accident." Two Women Drowned. CHARLOTTE, X. C.? April 29.?A toat on the Catawfaa river capsized yesterday afternoon near Catawba station. North Carolina, and Misses Fulbright and Goble were drowned. Men swam from the bank and rescued another lady, and two men of a party of five in the boat saved themselves. CCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. SABLE ISLAND, N. S.. April 29?The steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grouse, from Bremen for New York, was in communication by wirele*s telegraph witii the Marconi station here when 215 m;ie3 southeast of this point at (i a.m. Will probably dock about 7 p.m. Tuesday. BROW HEAD. April 29.?The steamer Kronprinz Wilhelm. from New York for Bremen, was reported by wireless telegraph 100 miles southwest at 3:40 a.m. today. Will probably reach Plymouth about 5:30 p.m. NEW YORK, April isi.?'rue steamer Celtic, from Southampton for New York, was reported by wireless telegraph as having passed Fire Island lightship at 4 a.m. Probably anchored off Sandy Hjok on account of dense fog. SABLE I3LAND, N. S., April 23.-Th? steamer Caronla, from Liverpool for New York, was in communication by wireless telegraph with the Marconi station here when 213 miles southeast of this point at 0 a.m. Will probably dock about 8 a.m. Wednesday. A / ? I Weather. Rain late tonight or tomorrow; warmer tonight. AT TUC UiUITC Uniicf ttl MIL IVIIIIL IIUUUL Political Views of Callers on the President. WEST VIRGINIA IS LOYAL ?________ Representative Woodyard's View of Popular Feeling. ANOTHER HITCH IN NEW YORK Delay in Appointment of Collector Sanders' Successor?Conference With Speaker Cannon. Representative Woodyard of the fourth West Virginia district, and Chairman of the republican state committee, paid his respects to tile President today. Speaking of politics in his state, Mr. Woodyard said: "If President Roosevelt would consent to run for a third term, I have no doubt he would carry West Virginia. Hut tlie people of the state take him at his word, that under no circumstances will he be a candidate or accept another nomination. Therefore, they will give their support to soma man who represents me policies <>i tno President. Secretary Taft lias the call la my own district. If not elsewhere in tho state. The sentiment is very strong for him for many reasons. The people believe that he represents the Ideas of the administration more thoroughly than any other man so far mentioned for the republican nomination. The opposition to the President's policies has not agreed upon any candidate, and this lack of concentration will result in much greater strength for. Secretary Taft." Frank Tyree, I'nlted States marshal of West Virginia, was also at the White House today. He says everything in West Virginia is on fire for Roosevelt for a third term. "Republicans and democrats are for tIn* President," declared til* genial marshal, wlio was for a long time in. charge of the secret service men who watch the White House and keep trai-lc of the movements of the President. "But if the President will not take another nomination. West Virginia will be for Taft with a whoop," was the closing statement. The Situation in Ohio. A. J. 'Miller of Bellefontaine, Ohio, county attorney, was a White House caller. Relative to the Ohio political situation, he said: "I am for Secretary Taft for the Republican nomination. I am con fldent that lie would carry the state easily If the choice could be made any time in the next few months. There Is, however, a rather widespread sentiment in Ohio against shelving Senator Foraker as a senator, and there is much discussion ;ih to how best the issues of the presidency and the senatorshlp may be separated. Charles P. Tuft lias coupled the two so that up to this time It is difficult to get them apart. Just how a primary can be arranged before next spring does not appear to have been solved. The state senata at the last session of the legislature passed the Bronson bill providing for primaries. If the house should pass the same bill early after the legislature meets next January, it might be possible to hold primaries under it in April or May. Of course I do not know what the house will do, and 1 am merely speaking of what might be done. oecreiary i.tii is iiukiiij' isnviift ?n nm state now and his friends do not see why he should lose strength." Says Indiana is for Fairbanks. Another visitor who knows something of politics, although asserting that he is at present out of the game, called on the President. It was ex-Gov. Durbln of Indiana. He called to ask the President to stop about Ave minutes at Anderson. Ind., the afternoonn of his departure for L>an-> sing. Mich., from Indianapolis, where ha will deliver the address on the occasion of lilt' UIIVeillllK VI lilt; iiiuiiumriii m 'it ri. Henry l^awton. The address will also be a memorial address. The President promised to stop at Anderson. He will leava Indianapolis at t! o'clock the afternoon 08 May 30 and will get to Anderson at 7 o'clock that afternoon. "Indiana will be for Fairbanks," de? clared Mr. Durbin, when asked as to pollties in the state. Ar to the strength tlia Vice President would show in other part* of tile country he could not tell, as he was "out of politics, chasing: the eagle on the American dollar." The last time he waH in Washington ex-Gov. Durhin Rave an interview that was apparently hostile to the Vice President, inasmuch as he de- 1 clared the people of the state were for Roosevelt for another term. Collector Sanders' Successor. Representative Peter Porter and Fred? erick C. Stevens, the two men who are lead< ing the opposition to the Wadswnrth fac? tion In the thirty-fourth New York conjures. sional district, called at the White Housg today to ascertain the reasons for the holdup of the appointment of ex-Mayor Hurk-. hart of Ratavia as collector of inlernaj revenue in place of Mr. Sanders, who re* signe/i unuer pressure inmi me u miq House. It lias been understood th.it liurki hart had the place fixed, as he had th^ backing: of Porter ami Stevens, hut ther< seems to be a hitch somewhere. Representative Vreeland, whose district is in thf same region, is said to have urged the appointment of a man. Conference With the Speaker. Speaker Cannon had a long talk with the President, but he had nothing to say after - . t. ward rnr publication. W. C. Brown, senior vice president of the New York Central railroad, spent some time with the President today, hut he would not talk about the visit. He admitted that he discussed the railroad and financial situation. George F. Dunn, president of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers, and three of tha officials of the same organization, called on the President today to talk with him as to wages In the various navy yards. Mr. Dunn Is seeking to bring about a readjustment of wages in different yards. The labor leaders said they, did not talk about the Moyer-Haywood ma'tter with the President. 15. li. vx arner nmuc a. tan ui < o|?wv v? . the President, and was cordially received. The President listened to his observations obtained on Ills recent European trip as to conditions across the Atlantic. Charles A. Slilllngs. public printer, was a White House visitor. The President long ago gave It out that he proposed to uphold Mr. Stllllngs In his management of the big printing establishment, and he is sa'.d to bu fully confident he made no mistakr when he selected Mr. Stilllngs for the position. John Mitchell Is Bettsr. SPRING VALLEY. III., April 20,-John Mitchell, national president of the United X* i ? o I17n?lraa>a <waa nnarata<l 11 lAn f rw'l u w NilIC fi utnn o, nao v/pvi nwvi ivnjn^ for strangulated hornla. The operation was performed at St. Margaret's Hospital * here and was successful. The patient is resting easy and no danger ia anticipated. ] . jilH