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only newspaper published In Newport News that recelvea tha full news report of the Ano ciated Prres, VOL. XII1. NO. SO. ?ilLtY hot mm~ 10 state iii cubes Submits Name of Witnesses to Commiiles WWcti Will loves ligale Submarine Scandal. SAYS HE'S CONSTANTLY SHH0BWE? Three Detectives Following Him All the Time Since He PT.rst Demanded the Investigation?He and the Elec? tric Boat Company Want Lawyers Present. -, (By Associate.. Press) WASHINGTON, D. O, March 9 ? ?The special committee from the] House, appointed by Speaker Cannon at the request of Represent itlve Lll ley dt Connecticut, to Investigate the conduct ol the ICIcctrtc Moat Comepny of New Jersey, and their predeces? sors, the Holland Heat Company, re? specting tiie methods employed by | said companies In connection with past or proposed legislation before Congress began its Investigation to? day. The committee, which is composed of Representatives Rout ell, Illinois, Cahlrmnn; Stevens .Minnesota; Olm- 1 stead, Pennsylvania; lirousurd, Lon is'hna; and Howard. Georgia, met at the House office building ?t 10:30. ne foro the committee hud been callei to order, Chairman Boutell stated that no witnesses had been summoned yet. but that Representative Lllley hud been requested to appear before the the committee; that as yet the com? mittee has nothing before it and will not bo in n position to summon wit nesscss until Mr. Lllley lays the facts before them. The clerk was directed by Chairman | Ilouti 11 to read the report of the com- | mltt'ee on rules pursuant to which tho ! Investigating committee was appoint? ed. When the reading of the report had been concluded Chairman Uoutell called on Mr. Lllley and asked him if he was prepared to go ahead and stato the facts In his possession. Mr. Lllley said be was not prepared to be examined at this time; that he desired to bo represented by an at ^ torney nnd had not yel secured one. Ho submitted a. number of documents to the committee. He stated that he had been shadowed by detectives, and said that In order that this shadow? ing be stopped he would ask to have summoned as witnesses throe opera? tives connected with a local detective agency. t The Witneeoea Wanted by Mr. Lilley. He also submitted a list of witness? es thai he desired to be summoned ua : follows: Isaac.L. Rico, president of! the Electric lioat Company, to bring ) with hhn all the hooks and accounts i showing payments made to attorneys ! and employes for work performed or I to bo performed at Washington, or in any congressional district of the Uni? ted States; also vouchem, checks, cheek lioeks nnd other documents showing chocks issued for such em? ployment, also vouchers and memor? andums showing payments by Kllbu It. Frost tor expenses of every kind and chnrncter at Washington or else? where in promoting; legislative appro? priations and the procurement of contracts; also all books, vouche s, checks, of other evidence of any moneys contributed by Isaac !,. Rice personalty, to ihe campaign fund of nny political party or In any con? gressional district; Elih'u II. Frost; M. It. Uenettj treasurer of the Electric Rpat Company; Augustus Trendwell, Jr.. assistant treasurer; Norman G. Johnson of New York, attorney; and S. S. Nye of this city. He also asked thai subpoenas he issued for the fol? lowing: Marion ltutler, C. B. Creery. IL W. Creery. It. F. Sands, all of this eliy; Dr. S. R. Korr, of Chicago; Frank L. ICdenborough or Bay City, Mich., and w. it. Gordon, of Midland, Mich. Mr. Lllley stated that he dots not propose to put hlniself '? the atti? tude of u gitand jury ami present an indictment, but -would if permitted by committee and assisted by an at? torney, examine these witnesses and help the oomynltt.ee to the fullest ex? tent possible In bringing out all tho facts. He said that to formulate writ- 1 ten charges and limit the Investiga? tion to three charges would simply be to stifle real" Invest Igat Ihn and mako the cdoption of these Resolutions a farce. i M>. Lllley asked that he be allowed fo name the manner in wltich Hie wit? nesses should be called. He declar (??I no wish; ltd suiu. to tu? the Brut' ?Hill-HS. L, llcy to be FirBt Witness. .Mr. Boulcll staled thru it was Hie intention of the committee t0 have Mr. Lllley llrst state what he knows of his own knowledge concerning these charges ana in order to allow him to procu e an attorney, adjourn? ment was taken until Thursday morn? ing. The committee went into exec? utive session to consider Mr. Llllcy'S proposition in the matter of the wit? nesses' whom he desires to have sum? mon f d. At the executive session of the com? mittee it was decided that Mr. Lll? ley should bo the Hist witness celled und action on his request that other witnesses be called, was dsfer- j red until the investigation discloses the persons named are ronnectfd In some way within the scope of the in- j o,nlry. His request that his attorney hol allowed to examine and cross exam- j im- witnesses was denied. Hie com? mittee deciding that the examination should he conducted by a member of ; the committee and that nil questions to be asked should be submitted in i writing to this member. Regarding the charge that Mr. Lll? ley made thai he has been shadowed ' by detectives, tin- chairman was auth- I o'lzed to Inquire whether Mr. Lllley ] was leing impeded in b:Inging be- j fore the cauins'tlee anything within the scope of Its authority by the nl- ? leged detectives and if in bis upinlmi j be was so Impeded that the commit? tee would use every effort within its I power to protect him as n member ot the House, and as a witness before ? the commits o. In regard to the request of Mr. Lll? ley that his attorney he allowed to ex? amine witnesses, the Electric boat Compauy submitted a like request. Mo/ttln W. Littleton and John W. I Lindsay were present a?J| representa? tives of the boat company. lymghTnTjOibgihia Jackson Pressier-, Young White! \Uw of Sword Creek, Hanged. _i IMPLICATED IN A D0U8LE MURDER Two Others Who Were h^xed up in ! I the Shooting Had Been Hurried ! Away to Lebanon Jail for Safe Keeping?Russe) County Crime. (I5y Associated Press.) ?RCIIIMOND, VA., March 9?A spec- I ial to the Times-Dispatch from Bris? tol, says: "Swift vengeance was me? ted out to Jackson frcssler, a young married man. who was taken from his home near Sword's Creek, Russe! county, against Iiis wife's appeal by a mob of'300 men last night, and hanged to n tree. tGeotge Call and John Mutter were murdered at a dance Saturday night, niicK.lt was charged that Pressier was j'mplicated in the killing. Thomas Cross and Kred l>yo, young men also charged with being Implicated In Hie double killing, wen? arrested Sunday ond hurried to the Lebanon jail, 20 miles away. In order to prevent lynch? ing. Sentiment was at fever heat and efforts were being made to organize a inob. Two Hurried to Jail. ROANOKE. VA.. March '.> ? AI a dance near Sword Creek, in Russell county. Sunday night. Fred Dye, a young white man, shot and killed .lohn Mutter and George Call, also while. Dye escaped, but wns enptnretl and taken to Sword Creek. Fearing mob violence the authorities took Dye tr> Cleveland, a distance of 10 miles, on a special engine and from there to Jail ;>t Lebanon. N'o cause Is known for the double inu der. ' They had been drinking. Many Castaways Aboard. (By Associated Press.) >?'K WYORK, Mnrch 0.?The steam? er Cherokee, of the. Clyde Steamship Company, arrived today with thirty seven Bailors ami four passengers who were wrecked in the West Indies- dur? ing recent storms. Tho four pasieri gora and thirty sailors belonged to the ship BMa. which ran ashore near Turk's Island, Feb., 22. Seven sailors are of the schooner Majorie J. Bum ner, wrecked on North Calcos Island. Feb. 23. Thousands Go on Short Time. (By Associated Prers) BOSTON. MASS., March !>.?Thous? ands of employes of New England mills and factories went on a shor* time basis today following sevoral months of depression. In some places, however, reports come of several factories resuming work nfter a shut? down, are Increasing their miming time. NEWPORT METCALF SAYS HAW j IS AS GOOD AS ANY Declaration Made in a Letter Which He Wrote to investi? gating Committee. - jQUESTION OFARIHQRBELT LQGATION Officcrn on the Stand Yesterday Be? lieve That the Armor on the Dela? ware and North Dakota Will be Well Located?Ships Are Gcad But Could be Better. I _ I I WASHINGTON, D. C March ?.? I Testimony was adduced today before ithe Senate committee on naval affairs which is Investigating the criticisms of battleship construction, showing thai the location of armor belt of American battleships was too low. On the otln-r band a letter troth Secretary Metcalf was read declaring It to he the opinion of the board pi construc? tion and Rear Admirals Evans and Brown that the armor belt lines of the battleships Delaware and North Da? kota were right. The secretary, in his communica? tion took occasion to declare that Am? erican battleships were superior to British or to thoae of any other navy. The witnesses today were Lieutenant Richard D, White, assistant Inspector of target practice, and Rear Admiral George C. Remoy, and C. P. Goodrich. Lieutenant White was* the first to take the stand. In reference to the location of I lie armor belt he sal.I that If it were possible for a ship to gel Into action with the desired load draft the present location would he about right, but It was his observa? tion that the ships hod greater drafts than those designated. He thought the drafts would be still greater under wnr conditions. His opinion was the same as that of. Commander Bints, who is the inspec? tor <>f target practice. Concerning the construction of turrets, be said that safety demands that iho turret proper shall be structurally separate from the ammunition handling room*, The two stage hoist is one way to ef? fect this but be thought It might be possible to construct a direct hoist so that the hnndllng room could to iso? lated. He perferred the two stage hoist and declared that the shutters now In. use in Ihe direct hoist M "most Inefficient." Discussing the shutter, he said that It is so constructed that grains of powder can easily get through the slit for the lift rope in the event of an accident overhead. * Secretary Mctcalfs Letter. Chairman Halo read a letter from Secretary Metcalf, staling thai as to the plans for the battleships Delaware and North Dakota. Commander Hill had recommended that the armor belt should be raised HO Incites. The denarlemnt referred this eriti cism to the hoard of construction and the dealgns were declared to be right. The ofHeer made rejoiner and l?ic? matter was then referred to Rear Ad? mirals Brownson and Evans, who al? so declared that tlte belt was correct? ly located. Secretary Metcalf called attention to the fact that the Delaware and North Dakota are to be eouinped with Iho two staue hoists, and "there is no ground for further contention as to the location of the armor belt." Answering general criticism, Secre tarv Metcalf Id: "Our ships are not Inferior type for tvpe in the Ir own perjoij of construction to vessels of other navieB," Rear Admiral Gcoree C. Reniey. re? tired, told the committee he would lo? cate the armor -belt with reference to the proper load water line when Ihe ship is equipped to go into battle. He though! It the duty of a comman? der of a battlcshlii lo have full store* on board if possible in going into bat? tle. He excepted coal, but thought the bunkers should be at least (two thirds full. He said be never ' had believed in the open turret nnd thought the gnu.! should be complete? ly isolated f"-om the ammunition hnndllng rooms. He said he liar) no hesitency In endorsing the interrupted holst. die opposed sacrificing safety for rapidity of flre. Rear Admiral O. F. Goodrich, com mandnnt of the New York navy yard, who said In an interview after the nnl''icatlon of the Reuterdahl article, that he had called attention before to nueh defects as were alleged by Ruterdahl. asserted that he believed the Amerlciui ships to be good, but that, they could be made hotter. He was asked by Mr. Hale If he would subscribe to Reutordahl's .statement that, if-our ships went into action they would be no bettor off than the NEWS. VA.? TUKSDA IittiiiMlnti ship.-, when they nut Ihc Jn I paneso, ??oh, im Sir," ho replied, positively. Gclievct in Big Guns. In regard tri Ute locution of Ute or inor bell Ii" said lie concurred abso? lutely in tin- testimony of Admiral Remey. Later tin- witness said Ii? thought tin- interrupted hoist better than the direct typo. He was ashed' about the German navy in "sticking" to the eleven inch nun. The admiral said the twelve Inch gun was better than the olOVCtl and the thirteen Inch bettor than the twelve Inch. Senator Tllllltnn called bis attention to the tacl thai Commander Sims, a few days ago gave the name of Ad? miral Goodrich as one of the men who would corroborate him in the de? claration that lite department would not accept olllccr'rt criticisms. "Have you made reports to the de? partment crltlclr.lna any matter of const met Ion V" asked Mr. Tlllmnn. "i have," replied the admiral, and added thai he had criticised the lo? cation or the armor Loll. "What do von Ihlult about it?" asked Mr. Tlllmnn. "l think Just nn Admiral Remey does. I have adopted bis expression," said the witness. The witness r.alil be though I the armor belt too low. He thought the wnrterllno should approximately dl-1 vide the armor bolt with half above i and half below the wali-iiine. It was suggested by Chairman Hale that i chance would have to he taken as (o i Hie condition of i:on at the lime the ship went Into notion. PREVENTING ANARCHISTS FROM LANDING IN NEW YORK\ rtccent Activity cf Immigration Au- ( thoritics Bearing Fruit at Ellis I Island?One Deported. fPy Associated Press) NEW YOKE, March D.?The recent , activity of the Immlgrailon authorl-l ties eonncqueut upon the murder of' Father Loo hi Denver and tit" attempt ; on the life (,f Police Chief Slllppy. of . Chlcnuo, Is Ivlnglng fruit. Today J the special board of Inquiry at Ell|s Island ordered that AVrunam Rosehok, 24 years old, an Initiilitraut from St.' Petersburg be d'ported. Koschok, I while under examination, admitted i belief in anarchistic theories und nn j order was at once issued that he be sent hack to Europe. j Lieutenant Joseph Pctlioslni, head of the Italian branch of the police i detective bureau, called at Ellis Island I today for Information as to the pre- | vlous history of a dozen immigrants ' who nre suspected of anarchistic ten- ' deucies. He furnished the names of the suspects to Immigration Comnils- : Bloner Watehern, saying Hie men came into this country within tlie last seven years. The records were searched and such information as could lie found was given the New ! York detective. The latter refused I to divulge the names of the men he j was after or their present where- j ' abouts. CHARGED wTmS^UCTING \ FUNDS FROM COLLECTOR ]^ Prominent Texas R .publican Can't j Get Out of Crime on Any Technicality. fRv Associated Pre?B WASIUNCTON. D. C, March 9.? That n request for a campaign con? tribution made by latter, Is equivalent to a request made In person where the letter Is received and read was held by the Supreme Court of the United State? today In the case of Ilnlied Slates vs Edward Thayer, of Dallas, Texas, which Is nn opinion by Justice Holme.;, was decided in fa? vor of the government. Thayer is a member of the Republi? can state committee of Texas, and he was charged with violating the civil service law by sending n letter to Deputy Internal Revenue Collector Wood during llie campaign of 190i>, in which he urged Wood to contribute a port ion of hie salary in aid of the Remthllcnn ticket. The Federal Pistrlct Court for the Northern District of Texas, refused to hold Thayer guilty herouse II was not proved that Wood bad read the letter In a Federal building. The decision today reversed that finding. Ca?e Againrt Berry Weak. iP.v Associated Prr-ssi NEW ORLEANS, LA.. March 9 ? Although his Investigation has not heen completed, Chief of Police Boush of Norfolk, Va.. does not believe that there is much evidence against Chiuirs Wcatherboe and George Hamilton, In support the allegation that they were responsible for the death of Alston II. B?rry, of Rome, On., at Norfolk bust October. Pritchard Named Receivers, fftv *?soe|sfed Pres?. WASHINGTON. D. C. March 9 ? United States Circnll Judge Piitch .ard, who was- in Washington today announced the appointment of F. B. Wf therlll. J. C. Courly nnd J. N. Howard at receivers of the Knnnwha Lumber Company, of South Cnrollna a corporation orsanlzod under the lnws of Vlrpinia. Rottd was fixed at ?1G,0G0 each. V, MAKCII 10, 19(18. LEGISLATURE 10 GIVE RECEPnON 10 BRYAN Commldcc to be Nomail to Carej (or Nebraske Man While He is io Rictimind. NITA DISSENTING VOsCE RAISED Den\ocratic Presidential Candidate I Will Address Assembly March 26th ?Bill Relieving Insane from Allj Co6t Passes the Senate?W. Mc Donald Lee's Salary Raised. RICHMOND, VA., March B.-rDole gate S. P. Road, of Mecklenburg, this morning offered in the House a joint resolution providing for the appoint' meat of n committee of ten (live mem? bers of each branch) to co-operale with Governor Swnnson Iii hin plans for the reception and entertainment of William Jennings Bryan, who is to. address ihe solous on the afternooni of March 25th. The rer.olr.tlon further provides that the speaker of the House and presi? dent of the Semite shall be ex?fftclo members of ihe body, nnd that the expenses of the onlortalninohl shall i ho puld out of the legislative contin? gent fund. Not a ill: sent lug voice was raised against the passage of the resolution. I Cnptniu Read, In explaining his I proposition, said: "Whatever ourl views of Mr. Bryan may lie political-1 ly, it is concccdcd that he Ik one of, the most distinguished citizens of i this country, nnd the general assembly | having extended him an luvitntlon to] nddress.lt. I think :t is proper that 1 ! arrangements should be made for his j reception and entertainment.!' I Speaker Hyrd this afternoon named the following as the House commit I tee on reception ami entertainment of Vr. Br.vnn: Delegates Read. Brown, i Curlett, Thrift nnd Oliver. I Relieve Insane from All Cost. I Tim Senate this morning passed ' House bill No. Hit to amend ami ro? tmuet ehaptor IG, Acts of Ansembly, 10(l6-,iiT, entitled "An act to provide ,for the expense of removing, sup? porting and maintaining Insane per? rons; how paid." approved March 10, 100C. (Patrons, Messrs. Howie nnJ j Martin Williams.) I This measure reads as follows: ! Re it enacted by the general ass<m blv of Virginia, That an act entitled j "An act to provide for the expense of removing, supporting nnd main? taining insane persons; how paid." approved March 10, 190t;, be amended j and re-enacted to read as follows: 1. Be It enacted by the general as? sembly of Virginia that no citizen of [the slate of Virginia, Who shall b'v I committed to an insane asylum of j the state, their estate or personal representative, shall be charged with any of the expenses attendant there? with. 2. All acts and parts of acts In con? flict with this act are hereby renealed This t ame bill passed both Houses several years ago. Kit was vetoed by Governor McKinney. I Four years ago It was Introduced by Delegate Howie, of Isle of Wight county, nnd passed the House, but iWas crowded out in Hie Senate. Two years ago the rame measure wns again Introduced by Mr. Howie' and passed the House, hut was so amended In the Senate as to almost I destroy the original purpose of Ihe bill. I This session It was again introduced by the Isle of Wight delegate and jby Martin William.;,' and has now passed hoih houses, He Thinks Lee Gets Too Muc|i. The report of (he conference com mil lee in the matter of Senate bill 251, which concerns the state board of Asherios passed the House earlv i this morning. Delegate Withers explained that I the amendments agreed upon by the! committee were Inconsequential and! that the House got much the better I of the bargain. Delegate Rew, of Accomnc; arose to j protest against the compensation al? lowed the chairman, w. McDonald l.cc, who under the provisions of the hill will receive $2.500 salary and will be allowed $000 for Ills expense ac? count. "I think this la extravagant." protested Mr. Rew, "for it is equiva? lent to a salary of $3,100. For my part. I am opposed to it. I believe it Is reckless- extravagance." Mr. Rew thought $2,0<>0 salary was finite enough. Delegnte Curlett was equally as em phatic in Ills demand for the salary proposed by the Ml). "We ore not overpaying the chairman," he maid; "I repent the charge. It Isn't true. He if- not being paid out of the stnte treasury anyhow. The money comes out of the oyster fund." Evidently the House ngreed with Dologate ("illicit, ?s I he conference I report was adopted by n vote or U'J I to 8. The contoreeos were ns follows: Seualo- \v. w. s.ilo and F. \V. King; House ?A. M. Ilowmuu, W. W linker and II. 0. Houston. General Appropriation Dill. The Scale after a debate lasting three hours tonight adopted the con? ference committee':; report on the general appropriation hill alter it hnd been once referred and disclosed. The features of the report are the crea? tion of two state female normal schools mid the appropriation of IM,* ODD to the colored school In Peters burg, clerk Williams or the House boUI tonight that tomorrow would be the last day In which the delegates would be engaged In the active work of law making nn in his opinion there would 1" no possibility of n quorum after the general appropriation bill had final? ly passed. The hill will he presented In the House tomorrow. There were but ft5 of the delegates present tonight, and that body ad? journed after remaining in session half nn hour. The normal school question has been the chief feature of the closing days of the assembly und since It was i incorporated In the appropriation bill ilt was feared thai the tangle would at the last minute necessitate a for? th"!- extended, or nn extra session. Under the terms of Ilm bill both Fredortcksburg and Hnrrlsonburg will receive n school, the former to receive nn appropriation of |25,000 ami the latter $00,000. Jockey McDanlol Suspended, (ltv Associated Press.) NEW ORLEANS, LA.. March 9.? Jockey McDnnlel whs suspended to dny for three days for disobedience on Alma Dufour In Bnturday'a race. , l/nly Elster won the fifth race nt the I Pair Grounds In a hard drive from John C'urroll, tin- favorite. respTteISOhurman - Governor Legte His life So 1 hat He Can .Finish His Book. _ WILL GO 0? GALLOWS MARCH 27 Condemned Man Hopes That the Story of His Life Will Bit no Oome Money for Hi6 Destitute Mother in Kentucky. (Special to The Dally Press) RICHMOND, VA., March 9?Gov? ernor 8 wan son tonight grantud a res? pite In Ihe case or Leo C. Thurmnn, the Kentucky lad convicted In' the Corporation Court of No Tolk, of the murder of Waltoi P. Doljtcn, his room? mate, nnd who was to have been banged for the crime on Friday, March 13. The application for Che respite was made by the prisoner himsolf in a lettt r I? the governor, which was for wnndpd to Richmond by .lames o. Mini in. attorney for the condemned man. In his letter Thurman says: "The only grounds upon which I have to base this request Is the fact that several weeks sinco 1 commenced a work covering my past life, to bo published after my demise, the pro? ceeds from which 1 desired should di? vert to my mother. "Not withstanding (ho fact that I have devoted my time both night and day to Ihe work In question, I find that it will be a matter of Impossibil? ity to complete li before the expira? tion of the few days now remaining. ' The prisoner then reelles the sad condition at his home in Kentucky, and the need of financial assistance there. The governor telegraphed to the r-ity sergeant al RorfoTk, tonight, that he had respltetTtho prisoner until the 27lh, und Instructing the offlcerio pro eee 1 upon that day to carry out the sentence of the cout. Tin- Supreme Court today refused to interfere in the sentence of the lower court In the case. Town Refuses Carneqie's Money. WI NC 11 EN DON, MASS., March 9.? This town has turned down Andrew Carnegie's offer of $20.000 for a public library, made three months ago. A committee started but to collect funds for o building, making "We will take care or our own affairs" Its slogan It has collected $25.000. "Very Orderly Lynching" in cTxas. AUSTIN, TEX.. March 9.?Governor Cnmpbell was officially Informed by the sheriff of Nav?sota county today that a "very orderly lynching'' tons place In the city of Navosotn last night'. The victim was a negro, who was alleged to have nttacked a white man with a knife tarly In the even? ing. THE WEATHER. Fair Tuesday and Wednesday: no clianfje in temperature; t.oht to fr?sh norlhvwst winde. PRICE TWO CENTS CONSIDERING PLAN TO IPEfiCH 6LACKST0WE House Prfay Adopt This letM In Disposing of itie Cass ol Judge. SENATE WOULD HAVE TO HEU CUE Defiant Attitude d Judge Blnckatone Wo ?r es His Friends?Could Never Again Hold Offico in Virginia If Convicted?Members of General As? sembly Not In Dllly Dallying Humor RICHMOND. VA.. Marcb 0 ? Tbo question of UnpoacbliiK Judge J. W. G. Blackstoiio, of tho Eleventh Cir? cuit .fin- wboao removal a proposition |i; now pending In the gonernl nssoin bly, Is t|i<. in Ik of Die members at this time. They are determined not 10 have lo woSto time In going over the cane ugalu and to run any Msk of technical ib lay. There Is n possibility of tbo ease having to be bard fought and neces? sitating the slay here of tho mumbers for a period longer man they antici? pate. The House, therefore, Inclines to the Idea of Impeaching the accused and certifying the cane to tho Renale for trial. This will relievo the mem ?hers of the House of nny further par? ticipation and will pass the case tight Mip to the members of the Senate, and on that body would* rest the question of conviction or acquittal. Just how long the members of the Senate might remain hero would bo a question for that body to decide. It is held that the House could Im? peach tho Judge one day and tho Sen? ate proceed with the trial the day fol? lowing, regardless of whether Judge IllackstOne la<here. The fact thai so many oppotluulites have been given Judge Rlaekstono to retire from the Judlrlary without fur? ther odo and that he ban refimed to stand aside, has served to inspire the thought that this Is the best way to dispose of tho matter, and the boast of Judge Illnckstone that he" will. If removed, return to the general bh sembly. Not in Dllly Dallying Humor. The evidence taken before the cora mjittec for courts of Justice will serve for the Impeachment process, nnd the printed evidence will be used if the new method Is purBtiod. The mem? bers ere not in a humor to dllly dal? ly with the- matter, and It need cause no surprise if the action indicated Is taken before Iho nionibers get away (?mil the city today or tomorrow, or following their return to the city. 1( Judge lUackstonc is Impeached, and the matter heard In tho Senate, he will not be eligible for any office in this state. Not Hint alone, but under tho I constitution, section B4, the notice re? quired in removal proceedings would not have to be given, but the Impeach? ment could be made one day and the Rennte proceed with Iho trial the suc? ceeding dny. The evidence already taken, It Is conlcnded by good lawyers, would hd ample and sufficient, being a matter of record, nnd tho witnesses having been heard under oath. There Is no gainsaying the fact that Judge Illnckstone has many frlonds, 'and they are almost unanimous that he should resign and Stop any further discussion, debating or unpleasant? ness in the affair. BLACK HAND CREATING GJHEAT ALARM IN TAMPA Three Prominent Italians 9hot from Ambush and One Victim Will Probably Die f]Br Associated Proasi TA/MP?. FLA., March ?.?Dr. Olo uny Gawa, a prominent physician, Ida brother-in-law, John Orflno, and a friend, Alfonso Mulle wero shot from ambush in Ybor City by four men who had tfecreted themselves in the grounds of St. Joseph's convent. Mul? le will probably die. ' The others wero only slightly wounded. All are Itallaus and the. shooting is believed to be the result or a Black Hand plot. Fifteen hundred dollars was demnnded several weeks ago from Grnna and ho had also been notified to leave the city. Demands have al :;o been made on other prominent It nllann and much alarm has prevailed in the Italian colony. The police to day arrested five Italians on suspi? cion.