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only newspaper published In Newport New? that receives the full new? report of the Atio elated Press. VOL. XU 1. NO. ?3. SENATOR W. P. WHYTE'S END GAME SUDDENLY Orb ol Maryland's Most Dlslln guHlied Citizens Dies, Aged 84 Years. WAS TAKEN ILL LASl THURSDAY| Physicians Gave Out Encouraging Re? ports Until Noon Yesterday When He Began t0 Sink Rapidly?Had Been In Public Life for a Great Many Years. - (Dy Associated rrc-si HALT) MORE, .MD.. March 17.? United States Senator William pinck ney Whyto died at Ills home In lliis city tonight. lie was inken III while In washing ion last Thursday and came homo as BOdtt as possible. Erysipelas develop* cd and ills condition became worse, although his physicians pave out en* coornglng statements until hflcr noon today. About t oYlnck this afl< moon i tie senator suffered a sinking spell, bill recovered wonderfully and was conscious until the final convulsion thai elided In Ids death at 7:05 p. m. Bona tor Whybo has l?.en in public life since 1K17. He was bore in this elty August !?. 1824 and was the son' or Joseph, and grandson of Dr. John Campbell whyte. His maternal grandfather was tho famous lawyer and orator. William Plnekni y. He graduated at law at Harvard in 1845. People Honored Him Many Times. He served In the House of Delegates of the .Maryland legislature of 1817-8. since which lime ho has held nearly every office In the gift of the people of bis state. He was state comptroller in isr.n CG and ran for Congress in 1857 but was defeated. lie was u delegate io the national convention in 1865 and in the same year ho was appointed United Steles senator to fill the unexplred term of the late Rovcrdy Johnson upon the former's appointment to be minister to Great Brltiau. He became mayor of Halt iinorc in 1881 nnd attorney general of Mary? land In IS87. He wns chairman of the commission which framed the now charter of this city. In 1900 he became a city solicitor. The then governor, Edwin Warelleid, appointed him United state senator in 100(1 to fill the unexplred term of the late Senator Arthur I?. Gorman ami the legislature elected him Sena? tor Gorman's successor for the term ending March 1909. IHe was the last .survive r of the senators who voted against the Hf teenth amendment to the United states constitution. The late senator was a man of most engaging person? ality. He was* twice married, but died .i widower. Do Not Want Large Funeral. WASHINGTON. D. C, .March 17 - A dispatch was received hero tonight by Colonel D. M. Rnhsdoll, sergeant n tit mis or the Senate frdhi William Pincknny W.vtbe, Jr.. stating that it is desln-d that the usual coremonloa of the Senate and House be dispensed with. The wishes- of the family Will bo complied with. Both branches of Congress will, however, be notified upon convening tomorrow of Senator Wythc's death, and adjournment will be token its n mark of respect. Vice President Fairbanks and speaker Cannon were officially not I lied of |ho senator's death. SPERRY WILL COMMAND BIO FLEET ON LONG TRIP Rear Admiral Evans Will Retirc Im mediately After the Gig Review at San Francisco. (Ry Associated Press) Washington, D. c. March 17. Rear Admiral Shnrlns S. Bpcrry will ho commhhdor-ln-chlof of the Atlantic battleship fleet whin it leaves S6u Francisco in July to encircle the globe. This important detail was decided on hi" President Roosevelt and ilia cabinet today. Hour Admiral Evans, on his per Hie command at the conclusion or the Mg naval review at San Frnuchn-o, May 8. The admiral considers this Ihn com? pletion of (lie work ho was assigned lo do- lake ihn Atlantic fleet to the Pacific coast. Admiral Evans re? tires in August. To Admiral Thomas comes the hon ? or of commanding the fleet oil its visit to Page! sound, and until tin. homeward Journey begin*. lie lias boon second In command during tho voyage, and retires In October. Those retirements make possible two promotions to tbo grade of rear Admiral and theso are to bo filled by the advancement of Captain Beaton Schnieder und Captain Richard Waln wrlght, who will commai?! respective ly the third ami fourth Bqunuron8 oti the fleet, and Hear Admiral Emory. | the second. THREE WORKERS KILLED IN POWDER EXPLOSION Dir.astcrous Acidcnt in Plant at Coai moot, Ind.? Explosion Felt for Miles. (By Associated Press) I.1NTON. IND.. March 17.?Three workmen were Killed nnd six Injured, one fatally today, by the explosion of the pn ss mill of the United States Powder Company at Coalmont, four miles from hero. Nothing Ik known as lo the C0IISC of the oxploston, The men had been at work but a short time when the explosion came. TlK force of the explosion was heard and felt for miles. All windows in Coalmont were destroyod and several buildings were damaged. Plato win- , dows in Llntoh were broken. Physicians went to Coalition: from surrounding towns as soon as the 1 explosion was heard ami rondoi;cd i what assistance was possible, Thirty to One Shot Upset Talent. i (By Associated Press) NBW ORLEANS. I.A.. March 17 ? ; Jockey Suintcr and the long overdue i Gloriole at - lo I. formed the winning combination in today's opening race at the Cily Park track. ' ncllwetho in at 30 to 1, upset Iho i balcula-tlons of the talent by taking: down the fifth race in a hard drive | from Ooldproof. suit agSnsT g7& 0. Government ill Prosecute Certain Officials and Shippers at Once. Commissioner Lane, of Interstats Commerce Commission, Files Re? port of Findings as to Frauds Com mited. WASHINGTON, I). C, .March 17.? The interstate commerce commission, I thronst? Commissioner Lane, has mntle Ith report In Iho Ghcsa|xako| & Ohio grain shipment cases, hear-; ings in which were held in Richmond, Va., February l!?lh and -1st. The re? port concludes witlb the statement thai: "So far as Iho matters disclosed i arc criminal in their nature they will [ be referred lb the United States dis? trict attorney at Richmond with the I rcquoat that prosecution bo instituted a gains) all parlies therein Involved." Mr. Lane, In his report says: "Kor some years a fraudulent prac? tice (false transfer slip^i participated In by certain dealers in grain, ami also by certain dealers in packing? house products, and also by the Ches? apeake it Ohio Railway Company, hah obtained at Richmond, by means of which this railway company has favored such shippers at the expense of the Seaboard Air Lino nnd Atlantic Costa Line, its southern connections. This practice has resulted in the ob? taining tor such shippers of rates less than local rates over Jhe Sea? board Air (vine and Atlantic ('oast Line for shipments of grain; and also fop shipments of packlng-houec pro? ducts, which local rales such ship? ments were legally bound to pay. "The benefits Of this arrangement have bucn repeated by iho Shippers on-ployihg it. and also by the Chesa? peake & Ohio Railway Company, which, whether by express agreement or not. has secured all of iho inbound hm-iucs.i of the shippers so 'favored by It. "It also appears that certain re? cords of the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail? way Company have hccii destroyed, contrary to the provisions of life net to regulate commerce. The de ! -i met Ion appears t<> have been made j by iho auditor of disburslrionts un? der authorization of the comptroller of iho Chesapeake &. Ohio iinilwny Company." RICHMOND. VA.. March 17.? was niiounced today from the oMce. or the United siates District Attorney Ij. I.. Lewis, that no action for orlnv! inal prosecution of the Chosapcnko & Ohio Railroad, or any party or firm I involved In th" recent investigation| of IhO Chesapeake K- Ohio road held I hire by Interstate Commerce Coutmts-! sinner Franklin K. Lane, hid been' ordered by tho F?deral authorities. I ? NEWPORT N ALORIGH BILL WILL CAUSE PWOR L001 Senator LaFoll&tte Fxposes the Fi? nancial Measure Which Is Back? ed by Republicans. INTEREST OF CAPITALIST CLASS Federal Treasury Used by Morgan and Standard Oil to Squeeze Out Small Investors and Fill Pockets of Men in Cont ol? Calls it a Govern? ment Conspiracy. (Hy Associated rrcssj WASHINGTON, D. C, March 17 ? Senator LaPollottc, taking th'o Aldrlcb 'hill as his text, launolnd a broadside against i be trusts and consoldlatloris Cll the business, industrial and finan? cial world today. He read a llsi of It!] men. who. he declared, practically CVohirollcd all the railroads, Indite ttlcsi lid"'s and banks of I he whole country. These men raised prices or lowered them at will. They moved crops or slave.i them as they pleased. Of these 113 men he asserted, were in tho directories of the two great hanks of New York, the Nations) City thank, the Standard oil concern, and the National Hank of Commerce, J. I IV Morgan's instUnion. "Tho ability of these groups," bei (said, "through their connecting .in? terests, to engage in underwriting, to nuance promotion geh?htes, where the -profits resulting from overcnpiniiza Uon represents hundreds of millions of dollais, could have no competitors elsewhere In the country. Their abil? ity to take advantage of conditions! \'n Wall street. evcn If they did not create these conditions, forcing In- i if rest rales on call loans ns high as I 1.10 per cent., will enable them to1 command almost at will, the capital of the country for these speculative purposes." Government Conspiracy. The senator took up the question of the Aldrich bill, contending Hint the test which the bill applied f?r tho prelection of the government In the matter of municipal bonds was different from the tesi which it np- \ jpliod for the acceptance of railroad bonds. He then said: "Today wo are confronted with the astounding proposition that Congress shall bold out a constitutional induce- ; ment for tho exaction of transporta? tion charges which shall net a contln UOUs four per cent, dividend or rail-| read capitalization, it is Idle to soy that this measure Is limited in its scope; Hint It has reference simply 'o a limited issue ot bonds as surety. ?He it* blind Indeed who does not sec '.'lie ultimate effect of a proposition which directly Or indirectly raises a standard for the payment of a fixed dividend upon rail load capitalization (without regard to the value of the properly. The certain effect of this action tiy Congress is to stimulate ev? ery railroad company in the- purview of this Statute to maintain the posi? tion of Its bonds within tho favored class, ami every other railroad com? pany to qualify at Llie earliest possi? ble moment for admission to the fn vored class. It is plain as the noon? day sun Uta I the direct effect of this! proposition will bo to advance rail-1 ?wid rate charges, and that it will Identify the government with a innln fenance of rates In all eases where II has accepted latlroad bonds for cur- | rency circulation. "Could any plan have been devised fcvWch would he inure, effect I ve In blocking the wa.\ of legislation for valuation of the physical properties of railroads, and defeating the dual reduction of rales to a just and rca- I sellable basis? Coming, as they do. in the gusc of a rchforccmont to fall Jug credit, these bonds re made lo up penr as promoters of public inter? est." Manufactureri^Pan'c. Senator I?aFolott? Ihoh reviewed the recent panic, holding that it was man hfacturcd nnd not real. "Can any sane ?iah doubt," be said, "the power of a little group of men in whose hands are lodged tho con? trol of the rail oads and the Indus? tries outside of agriculture, as well es the great banks. Insurance nnd 'rust companies, of the principal mon? ey center of tho country, to give com? mercial banking and general huslnl Bs a shock at will. They could turn their power to advantage financially. "Taking Hie general conditiems of the counlry; it Is (?ffleuli to find any si'Dlclent reason outside of manipu? lation for the extraordinary panic of Ortolier. 1007. "There were nu commercial rea EWS- VA.? NY EDN KS 1 sons for a panic. There werft ?pecn-l lallvo, loglalatlvo and political ren toris wliy a panic mlghl serve spec? ial Interests. There were business hcorca to settle. There was leglslo tlon to bo backed and a curious incas \ir<> suited 10 the system to 1?' so rmrcd. The" e wps a Ihlrd term to bo disposed of. and policies to be dis? credited." How It W.-r. Done. II.- Iben gave n graphic picture Of many of Iho cvcnle Ol tho panic load i'hk up io ibo climax when Morgan and ?Rocki feller supped into tho breach on October 24th and Said; "For the first time since the panic began, 1 i:SO o. in. arrived, and ev? erybody on the iloor of the Slock Bx chnug? was widely seeking money at uny inle; Interest rates, which had fie,- several days ranged from I'll to Tai per cent, begun to climb higher. Sclllomcnl must be made before !l o'clock. Money must be forthcoming cr the close of business day would boo Wall ? iroil n mass of ruins nnd banks and Iritst compiinlor. on tlie brink of a '?ollapse. *i ??Mow perfect the staue sotting. ?How teal It all seemed. Hut back of ihe scenes Morgan and Sllllman wero' In.conference. They had made their .11 present iilons in Washington, They I knew when the next Installmonl of aid would reach New York. They knew just bow much It would be. They awaited Ha arrixal and deposit. There _ upon they pooled an equal amount] ?and Ik Id It. Then they waited. In- | levest ratrs soared. Wall stroot waSj driven to a friui/v. Two o'clock came and Interest rules ran to ISA per cent. The smashing of the market became tr irllllr S?ll they walled. Union Pu ? lie declined I0V4 iwlrits in ten min? utes. Nothorn Pacific was down in like proportion; Ten minutes past ~ o'clock. Thon at precisely 2:1.", the curtain went up with Morgan and Standard oil in the center or Iho Singe with money, real money, twen? ty-five millions or money, giving I' nway ni in per cent. "Oh, uncrowned king * ? *. "None hut himself can be ills par? allel. . . <+\ "Even tu the dullest pel son stantl | Ing by. I "Who fastened still tin htm n won I deriiiR eye. "He scorned the master spirit of the land. i "And so ended the pnnle. "How beautifully It all wo ked <>ut. They had the whole country terror ?Ized. They bad the money of I lie deposits of the banks of every stnte in ihe Union to the amount of five hundred million, nearly all of which ?was In Iho vaults of the big bunk groups. And It supplied big opera? tors with money to Squeeze nut In? vestors and speculators at the very bottom of tho decline taking In the stock at an enormous p'oflt." LOCAL OPTION ELECTION DECLARED NULL AND VO\D People of Pocahontas, Va., Voted on Question Tc<o Near to a FTteral Election. flly Associated Press) ROANOKE, VA., March 17?The lo? cal option election held in Pocahontas, 'Va.. December 1!' last. In which the drys won by ten majority, was today dec-la*ed null and void by Judge w. 0. Ifehson, sitting at Tnzewcll, in ihe Circuit Court. The ground <"i which tile cloctlon was declared void, was that it was hiid within two days of a congression? al election. The law 'provides that no local op? tion election be held Within 30 days of any county, corporation, state or national election. The court held that the words "na? tional'' was used in tile statu'.e 10 mean "Federal" and thot the congres? sional elect ion was a Fedo'al election. liTo judgment of iho Circuit Court 's llnnl. STEAMER TEDDY HAD TO BE RUN AGROUND Small Steamer Running Between El? izabeth City and Norfolk Sprang ,i Leak. - (Hy Associated JTessi NORFOLK, VA., Mu ch IS ? The sttcamcr Teddy, owned by private par? ties and doing a river business be? tween Norfolk. Elisabeth City, N. C, and other points sprang a leak today on her ill-trip and had to be beached In the eastern branch of the Elisa? beth rive; by Captain Cnhcon. A number or imssoiiKers were aboaid, but all i scaped. Considerable freight was damiKcd. The eteararr ;;i"k in shallow waicr and will be raised at once. Cruiser Olvmpia in Roads. NORFOLK. VA., March 17.?Th> cruiser Olympia, former flagship of Admirftl Dowey, arrived In . amptou Roads ibis? afternoon and proceeded at once to the Norfolk navy ynrd Whore she will he given a general over hanllnjT and ho put in first class con dltlon. )AY, MAIK'II IS, 11)08. ROCHE WAS EASY FOR AMERICAN CHAMPION Burns Put the Irishman Out o! I Business with One Blow on ihe Jaw. 1FIGHT LftSTED ABOUT ONE MUTE It W.in All Done So Quickly That] the Audience Could Not Realise at First That Roche Had Lost the Battle?Dick Croker an Interested Spectator. Y g (ny Associated Tress.} DUBLIN. March 17.--Tommy Durns, th<< American heavyweight cnnmploh, inado short work o( Jem Roche, tho Irish champion. In the con i. ..i tonight hi Ihe Theater uoyal for the world's hoavywelghl champion ship. Practically oho buow was struck Hunts knocking llp'ch out when hardly more than a minute of the first round had In en consumed, by a short hook to the Jaw. So quickly did Hie end come that the groal crowd which 111) ed the theater III the excitement of iBoeing the Irishman put out so quick? ly could hardly realise what hail hap ! pouod, When the men entered the ring It was evident that the sluggish I Roche was no match lor the active Burns. They sparred for less than a minute, the Irishman acting nllo i gelber on Jhq defensive and the Amerl Jean endeavoring to find an opening. I Then Durns feinted and quickly put a short, sharp right to the Jaw and I Roche went. down. Ho was badly I dazed and although lie struggled lo j regain his feet, was unable lo do so ; before the fatal ten was counted, j Immediately after tho Count Roche I got to his feet, but staggered about the stage. When be had regained hlimr If be I went over smilingly lo congratulate I the winner. The fight tonight was for a purse , of $7.noil which wns put up by a syn? dicate of which Richard Crohb't the i form* r Tammany lender was a mom ! tier, and a side bet of $2.ii0n. In 'addition. Rums had 17,000 on him I self at'odds of :i to l. The rlngiltlc I betting wns 7 to 2 on the Anierlcnn. Only One Blow Needed, j The blow which decided the light : wns ihe only one of any consequence during the minute ami thirty-eight seconds the men were in Ihe ring. The crowd, which shortly before jhad cheered Roche to the echo and greeted him with applause, was so ta? ken back that after n few angry hlss os, they went quietly from the Ihoalor i nurnes said of the light that it was [ the easiest he bad ever bad. j He bad expected Hint the fight iwould go a few rounds, although lie ; was never In doubl an to the final result. Iturns stated be was willing jtn give Roche another chance. He Is now considering an offer provision? ally made by tho Dublin syndicate for ll mutch with "Bill" Squires Under l-dmihir terms. I There were seats in the theater fo ? j three thousand and every one was oe : copied. I Roche received ll great reception , when be entered smiling ami with ; confident air. Roche Was the Favorite. Iturns. who bad been watching the preliminary bouts, strolled casually to Ihe ring to the air of "Star Spangled I Banner." I |lle was Well received, but Ihe r" ceptlon was Insignificant with thai (given Roche when the muster of cere? monies announced that It was largely through the former Taii>e-->nv loadoi that iturns was entered in the con? test. Mr. Croker. who was in a box. had to acknowledge the cheers. On the stroke of the gong Bilms Jumped to the center of the rinir. which wns an IS fOO( affair, and starl ed his usual tactics of trying to draw out his opponent. This seemed lo annoy Roche, who j angrily struck down 'Burns' arm nnd I then covered Ills face with both glove.- to protect it from a threatened blow. j Burns; a mniucul later feinted with |lils loft and shot bis right over to the Jaw which was entirely improtec ? ted. The Irishman went to ihe can? vass but nol heavily. He slid on Iiis Side and then rolled over on his face. Very few of Ihe spectators, even those .( n the PtngC, were quick enough to KO" how ii was done ami there were cries or "fake." Tlioro was no doubt, however, that I Roche went In to do his best but lie j was outclassed. j Roche said lonlght. "Hb did it too j quick; Dial's all." 4 ALDRICH MAKES REPORT ON RAILWAY SECURITIES Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation Bill Cons'dercd by the Senate. (Tly Associated Tress) WASHINGTON, D. C. March 17? Aftor spooking for Iwt.d n half bouiv in tin- Senate today on the ponding currency bill, senator La Lollette asked permission to susnend his remarks and eonelude tomorrow. Hit he was unable to continue longer. Senator Alllrlotl reported to tlte Scunto front the commit too on am? endments explaining railroad bonds from classes of bonds to be UBTll t" secure omorgoncy currency, limit Inn the null-, mcnl of such currency und providing that such Issues should bo permitted up to the par value t>t the bonds Used t<> secure them. The legislative, executive and Judi? cial appropriation bill was considered at lonpth ami at U:".\ o'clock the Sen? ate adjourned. _? _ ?_ HART WON CIGHT ON WILLIE'S FOUL BLOW Chicago Pugslist Delivered a Knock? out Blow as Men Were Breaking Aw.iy front Clinch. (By Associated Tress) HOT SPRLVCS, AUK.. March 17 llofore a large St. Patrick's day crowd Marvin Mart, of Louisville, was aw? ard" (I the decision in the fourth round over John Willie, of Chicago, on a foul In their bout here today. The men had agreed to break clean. Immediately after a clinch and at: Unit was stopping back unprotected, Willie swung a hard right t" the ear. wading Hart sprawling. II.mi was unable to respond und his ear may he seriously injured. Lawrence Speer Said lie Made No Promises Relative to Committees. OOFS NOT EVEN KNOWN CANNON Declares That He Made no Attempt Whatever to Land Hobsoti on the Naval Ccmmittce?Other Witnesses in the Submarine Investigation. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Murch 17 ? The statement of Representa? tive Riehmond P. H?bu?n, of Alabama. before the special cotrimIttco Investigating the charges made by Representative LIHey, of Connecticut, that ho had ?boon approached by u represnlalivo Of the Electric Boat Company, who find ottered to use Iris influence to have Mr. Hobson placed on the naval affairs committee "if ho stood right oh submarines," was contradicted to? day before the Committee, by Law nee Spear, ihe former caval officer, who Mr. Hobson said had spokru to him. Mr. Spear said he had not made any promises to secure the influence of Speaker Cannon or anyone else, mid that he never had tried to Influ ojice them: In fact, be suid, he did hoi know the speaker. Mr; Spear claimed that Iiis company never endtavo i.d lo Supproes compe? tition; had never received any le.uis lullve or depart menial favors and hail jtcvt r received an order from the navy it'opnrtmenl i x'rept as the result of successful competition. The oilier two witnesses of lite <lny wc?'o A. A. Early antl Krank II. Lord, two of the newspaper men whom Mr. Llllcy charged he had been warned against as in the pay of the Klootrlc I lout Company. They both denied that they were even In the pay of the com? pany, although they snld they ?had done special work for Mr. Mc N'ai'". one of ihe attorneys of the com? pany, in the way of getting out some i n sture'' stories of submarines for whi.ch llicv had been paid. Both Witnesses testified that Ihuy had lost (heir positions as the result of Mr. Lllloy'a charges. Mr. Lord characterized the refuta? tion 1?' Mr. Lillcy of an Intcvlew claimed to have been hold wllh him "as unqualifiedly, absolutely and de? liberately untrue." The committee adjourned uutll ! Thursday. THE WEATHER Fair Wednesday, except rain In extreme eouthwest portion^, Thursday rain; light variable wind a, becoming cast and fresh. PRICE TWO CENTS TOO MANY LEECHES IN COUNTRY, SAYS J?MES Why OI!le James Would Like to Have a tilgt) Tariff on All Bloodsuckers. HE ARRAIGNS REPUBLICAN PARTY Kentucky Congressman Says It ha a' Party of Shadows, Nat of Solidity, and That the W ongs it Has Com? mitted In the Pact Can Never bo Undone. fRy Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, 1). C, .March IT The failure to provide ? penitentiary jj penalty In the rail ond rule law was ft%iong tin' criticisms made In the House today by Mr Ollle .lames, Ken lucky. or Republican legislation In the | laid few years. Tbo Rrpiibllcans. he charged, had done more than legislate In favor of the railroads, had allowed national banks to hold two hundred million dollars a year of the pcoplo's money without paying Interest on It, although ihc DcinooMUs bad tried to so Influ nce legislation as to cause such In? terest to bo paid. "You nro being gradually educated by the Democratic parly." he said, nddresslug the Republicans, "lint Hod only knows what debt It Is you owe the American people for nil the wrongs you have Inflicted upon them. It w?a a surprising thing to hear that the Republicans at last proposed to 't-ovlse the tariff. "You have come to the Democralle position on everything In the world, ami almost tried to Imitate It. You; have offered the American people the shadow nnd not tho substance." Mr. James provoked laughter by re? ferring to the free list of the Dlngley tas'lff. He (inoted mix vomica, ol.l' Junk, dragoons, blood, cuttlefish bone nnd leeches. As to the latter, h? wns in favor of taxing them as high as heaven itseir "because we have en? ough locclics and blood suckers hero.;.; now." The record of the Republican party. In; declared, had bot n written and " could not be changed. l?oud Democratic applause greeted. ? Mr. .lames when be asserted his be? lief that In the la?t two campaigns against Mir. Bryan, "but for the cor? ruption brought by the ItcpubllennB'.; upon I lie monopolies ami trusts or the country Bryan would have been elect ?d President." Mr. Bryan, lie said, stood for some? thing and had convictions and tliQ-?j! courage to express them. "lie never prostrated his ga meuts nway for money. He has never sold I the love of the American people for I ?corporation gold. "The people of the county." he said, ': ".would In Just time do Proper mood and credit to the man who draws the naked sword in tho|- defense and In their rights." And lie believed that <j these people "nro going to elect for 1 President that grand, that splendid, that matchless Democrat, William Jennings Bryan." WARSHIPS ARRIVING AT PORT AU PRINCE Bvitish and German Veacel There and. .. an American Ship Expected at Any Moment. (By Associated Pross) PORT AU PRINCE, HAYTI, Maich 17?The British cruiser lndcfatijtahio ami the German cruiser Bremen, have "; arrived here undo- orders from thelr.^ government lo give full protection to any foreign residents in Port a?i Prince, In.'ose their lives or Interests. ? are- threatened. An American warship Is expected lo arrive here at any mo? ment. At present the city Is quiet, hut there Is nn underlying current of anx? iety, as evidenced by Iho fact thai ." panic was caused by the booming of a , heavy gun on the British cruise - wh'Ch she came to anchor in Iho port last ovening. The Indefatigable announc? ed her arrival by the cannon shots and Hie detonations almost terrorized Iho people. Surprised by tho sudden alarm olli coib and soldiivs alike rushed pro Clpilateiy to their posts; women and [children ran ubout hither and thither. I In perming despair, crying hysteric* ally, nnd it was some Hille time before I they could bo reassured and calmed.