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SATlTIUiAY EVENING. APRIL 16, 191?.
Two renvrkable developmenta ln tbe Irjves'igat nn of StcretBry ol the Iotericr Balliog r ahowid yesterday opon wla. deapera'.e aod yet fl msy devicea the B.llecg'-r Bidedependa for a viodicatico. Fir.*, .t aiajdemonstratid that despile tbe orders of ibeioveit gating committee, tbe ioterior department has beeo withhoidiog since' Jacusry docomeots called by the prosecut ire, but not specifically described. Afur t'.ia K.ward C. Fincey, a former law clerk of the dep.rtment, tu.oow aa Bistait toHcretary B.llioger, appeared aa a wtieas and took upon bia owo ebonldera rcspooBibility for everythlog dooe by Mr. B.llioger ti which objec cioos hsve beeu niale. Fiooey is tie j.i?n who hss been actiog as assls'.ant coaose! for Billioger, while 'drawiog hia ealary for services he is mpposed ta be reoderiag the general iuiiic. The wi! Ilognesi diepUyed by Fioney to take all burdpos ofl his c'oiel and carry them himself is almot with'u a parallel io bis.oy. Io ccaotcUon with all tiese atajodiig per!orm?ac;8, Finney ; ttr. tliied VM he ait)d upoo bia owa respon Blbilityard witicot coosoltlBg B-llio gnr. Us merel/ pr paraddocumetti for Billlugrr to sigo, and Ballioger Bigoed them witbout knowiog wbat t/iey were. Aod this ia a B?.mp!e ol how tha govera meots bosioMa is faofaited uider rc pu ilicai ni'p. Toritharaac.ls oat I Cuiii. i-m is heard all tiroogh tbe etate< over the appoiotment by Gover no? Maou, of speaker of the Home R B B/rd ssoucs'l to the ?.tite ioBtita tions aod depsrtmenta at a aalary of foor thoaaa-d dollars. Mach of the conm-ntis provoked by the fict that th' poblic ?? ignorant ol the laet of tae paasage of aoy law permitllog this; aod cflrnio appeara to be taken by maoy over the fac ol a member of tie legis latore wbich paaaed the act bcijg af poioted. Tae consliiubnally of the appDiotment has also bsen raleed. Sec tion 45, arUela 4, ofthe MMtl ut'on, which brars on tbia aubjujt reads as fo! lotfi: Tha members of tie general aaaem biy shall recelve for tbeir servlcee a g.larjr to b? fix d by law aod paid from the iuilic trea nry; bnt no act locreas irg ia.li aaiaay tlnll take eflcct until after the end ol tbe lerm for wbich tie a-iembera v I rg tiereon were elected; .?and co memher doring tie tirm for avhich he shsll have beeo elected shall be appoioeed or elected to aoy civil of profit in ibe etste exept officiB filVd by election by tie people. J!; i whst is t ie coostitaiion amoog f riends ? I ii t: end ol tbe w;>rld ia comlng again, ncci'rdlog to a vision oi Eva Browo, oi l'aw'.o-.k.t, Maea., and hundrede of Triuoe lmuiersioniata began sconventioo Thu'Hlay H r.r?pire foi tbe eipected event. 1'hla end of the world ia to be "aithontfail,"andJuie2l Islhodateset by IfiM Efa's viaion. Eva aomiiocea thit iTnething trrrit'l^ ia to bappeo on Jat?21, "Oj Jine 11, tbe aun ltavcs Ariefl ard prjtera Osncer," ahe aayB. "Tbis Rlgnifiea aome nnuaual develop m?ot, the fxact na nrj of wbich I do not care to rxp'aln. Wbit will happen on June 21, will be ol apecial a'gaificaoce to everybody on tbia eaitb." Hjrne ol tbo ard, howr-ver, nay tbat tbe end ia ti nmo on April 23. Pronheta ol tbe mascnllne genrlf r are nocertaic? femalea rapecialy ao. Joinna Siathcote aod M >!hrr ShtftM were among the moat prominent failarea in bj-gone yeara II \ i i i -, comet at last acci uita bad the br lliaocy ol a B'.tr cf the aixth mag oit.de. It ia jiMt at the limit of viaibility m tb a' cptical aid. It ie jmt aa well, therefore, lo walt a 1'rle longer befcre trying to kp it with tbe naked eye, bat aa tbe ealnocmfra allow it 'u'ly s month mor1 to gaio io brightueaa tbeie aa no reiarn ( r 'trpa'ierce. ? A i ii i giving a peoaion of $12 ? month to.aU tursea who acrved ia the federal irmy dorisf ihe civil wsr waa repon d to Ihe S?cate frcm the commit tpp va ptnaionH yi&'eiday. Tbia pec riiun lurireaa hn gitten ti be a farce. From Washington. Waebingtoo, April 16 Poatmait r tJeneral Hitchcock waots sll the MCoad, Iblrd and 1 u ih-elaaa pos'marters under civil service. Ihe preaident baa indcrsed the recommenda t on, aod it iaprobable tbat within s few ?etkl be will aak OoDgrc-aa to paaa the mceaasrj Iswi. Ibere are il0,144 poat maatf r? of all cUwf ? in the aervlcea. Ol these bal 398?'* first class. P-clfring the repreaentationa ol the Ontral Labor Uoioo of New York 0 ty to the aflect that ibelntercatiooal Silver Company ol Meriden Ooon , conld aeenre hard mttal workers if tbey paid luffiileut Mlaries, to be uifoandered, tbe Depait ment of Uommerce and Labor tcd?y ordered the admiaaion at Ellia Iaiand ti fi t?en Eigliah roetftl wcrkerp. Tfce Union had tried u bave ihoan depoit d aod ihe company proaeealed ucder tbe c .ntiaet Ubor law. Io tbe abaence of eetersl nnmberi, tbe jiiot Cingrtsaloal comhtee condoctiop the conarrra ion "trisl" today dfdded not to role aa yet i a the rrqueat ol AL ?orney Braodtis, ccuaael for L. B. Xl'avie, tbat be be rermiited p dtftr croBB-ezBminaticn of Areiataot Secialary Pitrce ottl after tiat of 8ecretary Billioger. Renewal ol tbe ttimor tbat Senator Aldrich will retire at Ihe end of bis preseot term, March 4 next, attrtcted widerpread interest here. B.*came of tbe absence of the senator it is impoasi bletieeoire ao authoritatlve statement upon tbe rubject. Tbe rctiremrnt ol Benator Aldrich from poblic life tt the expiration of ble preseot t-rm, March t, 1911, will depeod on coodltloos tbat do velrp hereafter. If the Beoate lotur* gents seek lo drive him from power, cr bis opponenta ii Rbode Ialand trj (to prevent his reelectien, he wlll fight to tie last dltcb. Otberwiee be wlll qulet ly relicqiisb bia place. Soch is tbe rpioion of Saoat.r A'drico'e cloaest frienda here. Hia famllv urgo him to retire as he has devoted 43 years to poli tics. Tbe eoemlea of Mr. Aldrich in Rbode Islsnd rre already attlvtly frarr iog op a campalgn to defeat bsm and it may be neces?ary for him 11 obtain viu dictt'on by demandiog re-elecMoa. A bit'.er at ack on ths Smoot bill, gr-otiog to the rtttea all water power sit b now ooder federal owoership, ia embraeed in a bnlletin isiaed today by 'he Natioral Omaervation Asaocistlon of which Gifljrd Pinchot is presldect. Iocloded in the bulletln are tt acks on the water power elte bills lotroduied by S3oatnr Oarter, of Mootana, Represen'a tivea Smith, of Caiiforoia, aod Eogle* bright, ol Oalifornia, The bollello qaotea at leogtb frcm the James river dam vote messsge o( Presideot Boosc vel-, and coocludes witb tie statemeot: ?Toe Smott bill wonld give to tae big waler power loterests precisely what tbey wait, aod soogbt in vain from the laat GoDgress aod sdmioistrst on, abso* lote immonity trom all cffectlve federal regolatlon and cootrol. It woold pot ihe oaers of water power completely io ihe hande of these big power lotereata." Powerfol opposltloo, are med to rc newed action by Beoator La FolltttVe speech on the railroad bill tbia week has brguo a defioite csmrago to defeat bim lor nomloatlon in the Wleconaln pri maries, which will be beld September 6 Mr.LaFollet'e'sfrieDdearecoofident.bnt tbey admlt that it will bea big fight. He wlll have to cooteod oi t only againat tie oppcalcg faction of the repujlicanB, koowo as the ftilwarts or the tories, bnt tbe protected loterests, rsilroeds, tbe so called moDpy power aod the Taft admlc-,, tration willal! ' l-y to pot ihe rollurs uaderhim." Mr. La Fiilletta bas beeo deoied at the White Hooae tbe pstrooage omally allctted to re(ubllcan seoitirs. The presidert this Bfterooon attended the firat open air band corcert of the aeason at Potomac Park. Hi and Mrs. Taft drove aboot the park In tbe White Jfouee aut) while the Marioe band played. In order to aid tbe itternatlonal avia tioo meet which it la rxpecteo' will be beld in this coontry neii fell A^iatsnl Becretary of the Treasury Hllles today Issued a notice to collectors oi enstoma tbat ballooos and air ablps inteoded for fxhlbitlon may bo entered st tbe ports free ot duly ooder boods for 3 months. The aoooal bacqaet of tbe Waah iogton Asaociat'on Psi Upsiloo Frater nity wlll be held here tonfght when the presideot aod his scu will be preieot. P.obeit Taft will represeot the same cba(ter, B.ttC-f Yale, that bia father fceloeged to tbirty yesra ago. Stanton C. Pe-lle, son of ihe chief jti'tice of th* I 8 Court of ruims was tolay appoint ed first asaictant I'nited Btafea disiru-i al toruey, C.'arenoe R Wilson, the new attorriey. A l>ill lo peirti't mauuficturers to place im-out tobaoco iu wooden boxes containing 10 20 40 or tiO ponnilf, waa raconimended lor pa'^aie by the House committee ou ways aud meaus today. REC0RD3 DESTROYEP. Tha Oity Health Depaitment ol Peterabug aoflered great loas laat n'gbt when fire of nnkoown orlgin deatroyed recnrda and Bta'le'.ic- of va'u? io the office of the hea'th officer. City Tax Oollector \V. II. Csmp, at work in bia office in the paate bolldiog, diacovered tbe fire, hia tt'.enlion being oalled 6ret hy tbe aouod of cheraicale explodiog. Ncticlog amoke lesaing from s partition aeparatiog hia office from tbat of tbe Hea th Department, he lurned in an alarm. Tne damage to tbe boildiog waa aliglt __________ l_ssc7e3 flying aoto. Willie Ymag, a boy, of Brldgeton, N. J., waa yeaterday playlng "Wild Weat," oaiog a slnng rope aa a laaao, witb one end about his wa st. When an i ? omo bilo csme rasbing elongYiuag made a bealthy swiog w tb hia laaao, tbe rrpe awiahcd tbrooBh tbe air and ciujbt over a front apring ol the machine. Io s twinklicg the lad waa bnrled frrmhla feet and waa being dragged Ihrcujht Ihe ? t-eeia at hlgh epeid. B?fore tbemachinewsaitopptd Ynong waa badly brnlaed and injored abont (be body and head. Foruiately, the mi. cbioe waa Btopped before he waa killeil -?.??? Yesterdays Bqscball Results AMi:i:ic as i i.A'.i K. Phlladelphia, 8; Washington, ?. Cleveland, 6: Detroit, 2. 8t. i/ouio, f Ohi^K-n. 4. Boaton.3, New York, 2. NATloSAI. l.KAi.l K. St. Loirs. C: Pittsbnru. 5. Fhib.Mphis, 7. Brooklyn, 4, Cincinnsti, 5; Chicaeo, 3 Brrnton. F; New York, 4. Death of Mldahlpmaa Wlaoo. Annapolis, April 16?Midahiprnan Barl D. Wilson. who was inju'ed in a footbsll game, laat October, died at the Naval Hospita here at 5:30 o'clock thia morning. October ci last year, againat the \'ille Nova eleven in agame of football Wilson snatained a compound fractnre of the Gfih vertebrae. In otber words, his back was broken. ln moat caaes of tbia kind, death is almoat ins'an'aneous. But the heartv jounR atblete livedandstrng aled. He was totally paraly/el an<l in oonsciona f * some time. Then an operetion was peifjrinel and the prewure relieved from the troken back bon*,and ftr*timeitieam ed the young midahipman would reover, Fatal Exploaloo ol 011. Hamburg, Germany, April ifi?Sev eral persona were killed yesterday and 3 big warehousea bnrned as the resultof a tretntndoua explosion of oil on tbe har bor frcn*. Until the rnina are aes'ched it will be imposaible to determirje the number of dead._ Fifty yearu'experience of an OM Nnrae Mrs. Winelnw'a Poothing Byrnp is the pre?cription of one of the best femaie physic isns and nurses in the United 8<ntes, and baa been ns?xl for fifty yeara with oever-fail* ing succese by millions of mothfrs for their children. It relieves tha child from pain. enres dia-Tucea, griping in the bowela, aod wiud salis, By giving health to tha child i. reata the mother. Twanty-fi-e oanta a botUa B. Frank rjialtb, apriaooer, waadraan 00 a panel for s jory to Iry hlmself for murder st UdIodIowd, Ps?. Today h Telegraphic News The Suffrajrettea. Waabingtio, April 16.?A copy of the speech of Mrs. Oarrie Obapmao 0 tt, lo wbich sbe, by lofereoce, took exception to >be attitode of Presideot Talt on tie suflrsge qaeatioD, was deliv? ered to tbe White Hoase today. Tbe delivery of ibe *.icech to tbe president fjllowed tu ihe iostroctioos of the cooveotlon wblch voted u iaoi moosly to seod tbe speech to "every politician io tbe coootry from tbe chief execotive dowo." Mrs. Oatt, in aoawer ti tie ititement of the preeidect thit tbe "least dealra ble" wonld exercise the tuSrage if enfraochised, dlBcnased tbeenfranchlsc meot of ihe Iodiso*, ibe cegros, and immigrsnts, declarlog lba when these difl.reot classes were enfraochised there was no fesr ibaf ooly tbe "least deelr able" element woold vote. 8he alao pleaded for militatt methoJa io workiog for the mlirsge. Mrs. Oatt are med great eothosiatm by her reply t> President Taft. T*be White 11 ouee tcday waa apparent* ly determioed to ignore (he further actioo of the soflragists, aod to coosider tbe hissing aod hooiiog of tbe presideot %'. Thursday nlgbt's meetiog a cloaed in cideot. B.'sides the copy of Mra. Oatt's speech, tbe president bas also received a copy of the reaolatioo paseed by tbe con veotion tbaokiog bim fcr epeskiog, and a letter oi apology for the hisaiog ln* cideot. The suflrigiMi have t.kso to oot-door mett ngs bere ti etplaio their prsitioo in the prdsideotial mit>r. Miss Ray Ooatello, tbe English sttlrsgiie, aod Ailce Paul, tbe Philadelphia glrl wbo waa imprlaoned for complic'tf in sof fragette riots io Eogland sre the cu'door speaker*. Tbey are pleadiog for mllitint methods. Tbe Uprlalog in Chioa. Pekin, April 10 ?Ooe of tbe P.rltlah guobcati reacbed Ohaog-Sba todar, bot owiog to Ibe over-helmlng oomber of rebels In tbe c'tr, ibe boat did oot dock. Iiislbdi'ht iti comma.Jei will aaait the arrival of tbe tbree ctbrr juobosts tbat are now on ihelrway fp Ohaog-Bba It ia not certain Ihst all rf ihr.e b as wlll be able to make tbe irip, owiog to the low atage of the SblaogKiang. Ioformation from Ohaog Sba Is mea* ger, owiog io tie cu'tlog of ttlegraph Hatta The governmeot t iday sent a mesuge lo I.iodon that it bad ordered tbe gov? eroor of the IIupro provioce to dn everytbiog possible to soppreas tbe np* rlslng. Loodoo, April 10 ?Loodon newt paper take ao alsrmiog vlew of tbe aoii-fore>go oprisiog at Cbaog-Sha, in iiaoan Provioce of Ohioa. They fear lt will prove iir more aerinu than the latt boxer upriaing. Tbe Wealejao mfsaiooBry aociety waa ootified tiday tbat its miaaioosrles at Ohaog Bba bave fl?d ti Haokow for SBfety. No fa'alit es sra yet reported, tbough all the property of ihe misaion, as well as ihstof tho Methnditt Ohio* iolsod acd Norweg'an mistions, has been destroyed. M ibs are in coroplti possesaton of the city aod the troobie Is spreading. Ao cflicial mesfage today from the OhlDcse government tb?t it bad ordered the govemor of tbe 11 mao Provioce to take all neceresry it-ps lo f u down the disorder has failed of a reasaurirg (ffef. The goveroment Is sospected of aecretly sympathlzlng witb the rinters. Amoy, ChiDs, Apiil 10 ?Under or ders from Wasbiogton the Unitad St tea croiser Olevelaod left today irom HaU kow ti give aid, if oeceiaary, io sup gressiDg tbe anti 'orelgo ootbresk, Tbe cru'ser ls a pa-t of the Aaiatic 11 .-et that arlved here Thursday. ..aa*. . To be Tail of Hearst'a Kite. New York, April 16.? The natiooal democracy can amalgsmate wtb tbe Heartj iodepeodeoce lergoe ooly by acceptiog dictatioo from I! arst. Thit is tbe way local deraocraiic leaders di fioe the lelt r seot by W. R. Heart tell logjuitbow far Jobo Temple Gravts waaiii hoiVd to go wben he raised tbe Harmoo, Hearat, aod harmony baooer. Hearst claima tbat io New York he bas destroyed Tamaaaoy Hall. Tols, Tsrr mtoy leaders declare empbatically tc dav, Is a lie. lba declara'.iou on that line is read as on announrement that, at the couinH pri_ irie?, he BDd his fillowers will Iry tocapture ths Tammany iuachinery and Charlea F. Murphy and his aaaociatea are already workiog to gwat.! againat that. They n-ad between 'he licea in Hearst saUtvment that he iatrying to form an alliai.re 'vith theupVate den'.ocracy and captu e tlie atate machine. Tammany admiu lf the Hearst plana are well haanced fney uiay snected. Percy Deiles Vardaman JackBon, MIsb., April lO.-Unlted BtataM Saoator Percy today demanded tiat the validity cf his receat election be sobmimd to a vote ol Ihe people of the atate aod csst fortber defiance at former Goveroor Vardamso, bis atroog ett pjjooentln tbe senitirisl prlmary by cbaileoglng bim to eoter a primary electioo with him next November. Vardaman baa not ft\ replied (o Percy's prrposals. Percy declares tbat he waota tbe charge of bribery lo ihe seca'orisl primary sifted to tbe boltom. He aaya they bave blackeoed the state's name ani' fcr thia dlagrace he bolds Vardamao alooe reapooaible. A Strange Cnae New York, April IG.?Mri. ?11-,% beth Hodee, who lor mottia baa beeo uadergolng s mjaterinu sleep for a"x dsye < ut of every week, today rnleted the ftlirU of her bnaband to have a doc'or combat her tt aoge ailmeot by bypooaia. Ihe woman, ao Ortbodox Jewraa, believcs t .at It ia tbe will ol 0*1 tbst her aleep be broken only once a week, wben she aaakens, Hgbted candlea for the Sabbath aod performa religbua ritea over them. Aldrich Rcfuaea to Make a SMtemant. Providence, R. I., Aptil II N.laon V7. Aldrich today flatlyrau'ed st hia bome here lo eltbrr sffirm or drny the attt ment tba' be ia ab at n retire fnm j ubllc Iife. Seoator Aldrich woold only say: "I don't care to mske aoyttite ment tt all on tbat matter." Preaaing bnu;ht oot only s brarqie re inal to say another word. Dry Susdsy lor New York. New York, April 16.?Whslesale limior dealer* ate working overtime Uxlay. More bottleij beer ia being mld in the residential SOCtion than ever before in tbe r;ty*a liistory. Tomorrow New York, if the expert fiuecaat ers are right, will rival tbe Sahara or onr own Death Valley. There will be nothing ti drink bnt water, and in aome eections cf the metropolii tbat ia the most dif-eult com modity obtaiaable. Sixty-firsit Congrees. SEN-TE The "pork tai'i," oihereiae known sa tbe rivtrs and batbora bill, waa far tbtr asaailed io ih S>oate tcday by Beo s'or Bait o, ah) gave tbe aecood lo* atallmeot cf a apaech bema yeaterday. Tbe attendance oo ihe flxir aaa excep* thnally meagrr, thete beiog bi.t an even acore ol aeoatira preaeit The aa lerlea alao were onomtlly tiio. Beoator Boit >n cootiooed bii enom ers'.ioncf obj?c:ionable prrjecta ln which locka sod dama sre pstt ol tbe improve ment plan, Hi began with the Maaaela Bboala work io the Teooeaaee rivtr, esy ing tbst tbe ccs'.of be t?rment woald eg gregate more tbao (4,000,000. The total va'ua of Ita commerce waa never io excesa of 99,000 s year. The coat of msiotenance made the government pay more f 11 lor eaeb looof frelght handled. The opper White river projnl lo Misioori and Arkaoaas wai aharply criti ciaed. HOC8K, Another foll aeaaion of the Hoase waa today devoted to genrral debate oo the rallrcad bill. Mr. Maoo, said that even? ing ssraions migbt be aaked for oo Mon* day sod Toesday io order to give tx.ra t'me to tbe oratora. Mr. Adamaoo, brlefly deoruiced tbe bili aod aaa followed by Mr. Ricbardaon who declared tbat the meaaare waa made op largely of new, untried and uonecer eary Iegislation. If the bill paased, he aaid, new aod iodepeodent lioes of rail roada wtuld be discooraged aod practi. caily denied by wlthholdiog credit. Ricbardaon aaid that the propoaed com? merce conrt waa nnnrceaaary, that tbe aection t > rer.ii'tte atock and bond isaara was nncoostitu'iooal. He criticsei tbe bill cn the groood it woold permit all rallroads to get togttbcr and that lt was s s ep in a movement for the gract ng ol federal cba t?ra toralrra-a Anoiber faolt was thit the bill wculd pa:tica]ly cut off shippera from tie commerce ccur. Aoother Vlolent Storm. Naw Orleans, April 1C,. ? K aecond violett atorm ewept Miaaiesippi, Liois isna, Arkaosaa and Teoneaaee early tc? day. Baveral deatha are reported ard great damage haa beeo dooe N?w Orleans, L? , April 16 ? Jack sin, he capitilof H!as sslppl, is today cooipletely col off from wire commanlcc tioo wlth tbe word aa a retu't of tbe violett atorm tbat awept throogh Miia ig.ippi, parla of Teooeaaee, eaatero Ar. kansae, far up as paris as Kectacky. Hnndrtds of mllea of telephone and telegraph wires are doao aod tbe a'arm iog repora brouht In haa aroosed tbe greatct spprebenaioo. It ia feared Jactr aon baa sotlered greatly. Nolhing has beeo beard from therealnce lo o'clock laat nigbt abeo a brlef builetlo aaid a tornado bad atruck tbe tiwo, tearing dowo telegraph poles andiotl -jing great damage. OommrjDication wiih Memphls ia io terrnpted, all wlrea lo tbis sectioc Leirg ba ily crippled. Five iccbes of raln bave already fal' en tbroogbout Teocessee, Miaeiaalppl, acd eastiro Arkansaa. Tbe wiodrescb ed the velocity of a cyclone and heavy bail B'orms prevsiled near Jackaon. Hardl/ a railrcal eacaped elthtu'. one cr two wash cuts dariog the day aode:hed nles are badly interrupted. At Comlo, Marigold aod Joneenwn, MiaaiFBlppi wire blowa down, many 19 riofed end others llfted from their foun datoos. Tbe damage to crops baa becr immeose. Tbonsaods of a crew of c ittoo hsve beeo inandated and truck farma flooded. All Btreamsare far oot of (beir bank* and tbe low landa flooded. Repir a say very maoy head of cattle and otber live stock have beeo destroyed. Roads sre impoaaible and brldges of all kinda have beeo waihed out. B?, Lools, April 10.?Only tbe edge of tbe atorm that ia aaeepiog ihe south raachrd 8t Luiaand eicloit/, bnt tc? day a heavy raln is falling. Hall and rain, accompanied by a bigh wlul, were general In thia aect'on and tbr lub s3otb?ro Illioois Iatt_oighl. Great dam? age is rrpirted. Mr. Kooaevelt ln Ihe AusTrian Capital Vienna, April 10?Ambasndor K M ens wss boit dJ Mr R osevelt at luocheon a* tie 11 ilfl liriatol. Fore'gn Minister Aerentbal, I'.roo Hergelmueller )aod tbe baronepp, Ambasiador Wniti, Ooneul O.Mieral Deoby and other dl - tiopi >bt'i Americaos aod Aaatiiaos were also gueits ct tbis loocbeoo. A visit to tbe internatlonel Sportiog Ex hibitioo followed the lancheon. Tbe rmperor will give a coort dinner for Mr. Roosevelt tonigbt at the famous ?/cboor brun palace, to be folloaed by an enter lalnmert at the Paiare nf tbe Margravc Voo Pal'aticiol lo the Jcsefaplat/. Mr. Roosevelt will leave lor llidspsst to-morrow mcroing at aeven o'clock. Parla, April Jfi-Ool. Roosevet t?dsy lei'^r |'h:ii bis acceptsoce of membe: ship in the French Academy. "The hjnor ia uaexpected aod I gladly accept," be wlied. Vieona, April Iti ?Mgr. l'igoatelli, the papal ouocio at Virooa, called oo Mr. Rocaevclt tbis sfteroooo in tbe apartmeots ol Uolted Btates Ambassador Ksrens ln tbe II H lirlstol. Nelther Roosevelt nor Mgr. Pi.oatelii woold d'sclcse the natore of the conversatinn bJtween tbem, but that It bad to do with the Roosevelt-vaticao incideot Is believed io be certaio. It is reported tbat the cuniio viBited Rorg-elt at tbe suggest tioo of tbe pope, who hss several tionis fxpressed bis regret over the brraklng tfl of nrgitiallooi for Rocievelt to visit ihe vatican. London, April 1".?A former meraberoi'an in.orican Ulaok Hand Woctety is nnier ar? rest at Geneva on inspiffi'u ct having sVa g - on Mr. Il wev'.i, accor'ing to today'* dia patches irom that citv. H? was arreiv 1 caai the Italian border whit* enronte to Venice. Japao Offera Aid to Pero. LimB, Peto, April lO.-Ioalatent romora tr>at Japao ia tfhrlog aid to Pero io hor threatentd war witb Ecuador io exchaoge for cooceBsitioa from Pero, received .'urther support today by the arrest of a Japaoeae at Gaeyiqull lnh der. Tbe alieged spy Is ao army engi? neer aod his lived lo Pero fcr a tumbtr of yeari. Tbe fact developed tcday, alao, tbst practicaliy all of the thoosaod ormore Japaoeae resldeots of Pero have citered tiair aervlcea to Pero io tbe eveot of war. A oomber of theae Jspi are ve'.er aos of war at home. Their property lo? terests II Pero are soch tbat they woold Bopport tbls cooutry io a war, It Ii bt lieved, which atreogtheos tbe cooc'o aioo that tbe Japaotse are ac.ing uider direitiooB from Tok'o._ A bill fixtng the beginning of Geo. Frtderlck O. Grani's mllitary service at the time he served aa a diapateh bearer for hia father io tbe civil waa paaaed io tbe H.uie yeaterday. Virginia News. Rsv. J, M. Bobeaon, rec'or of Christ Ohurcb, Millarood, has dfcllned tbe call recenily exteoded him to Marielta, Gi. It is s'at'd tbat the admioietntlon bas posltively decided oa the resppoint ment of Jsmes M. McLiu jhlio as psat msairr at Lyochbnrg and tbe ntmlng of A. L. Siebert lo luxeed tbe prrsent p st_iaU>r at Roaocke. It ia aaid tbat tbere ia Iittle probabillty of Oaptaio William P. K ot acceptlog ibe plsce of cooiul to 8\ Joboa, New Brunswick, recettly tendered him by the presideot. It Is a positioo ioferior to tbit formeily held br bim aa coosol gec eral t.Gaatemala aod psring fifteeo hun? dred d llars iess. Oapi. Kent was oflered bis old place bick, wblch he resigned to be the r-pablican candidate for goveroor of Virgloia, bot 09 didootcare toretnrn ti tbat Oentral American cmalry. Coc greasman Slemp aod otheis are trylog to get Oapt. Kert something better. Thongh it waa announced after the fire some montha a<o which destroyed the University College of Medic'ne, Rich? mond, tbat this college and tbe Medical College of Virginia wonldconaolidate, it is not believed likely tbat the coosolt dation will be effected. The Virgin'a State Board of Fiaheriea tnet in Richuiond yesterday for the ap pointuient of 57 oyster inspectors in the tidewater district. Many of the old in? spectors were unopposed for renppoint ment, but aome warm contests were made on other?. Comparatively few of tbe old inspectors lost out. The town of Cleveland, in Ruseell county, was piactically wiped ofi the map by fite yesterday evening The Bank of Cievelan 1, the postoffice.a llverv Btablt, hotel, Norfil'i and Wt-stern RaU way slation, the stores of George Thomp son, H. C. Ilyler, Pnrcell Bro?., *nd the Cleveland Hardware Company were des? troyed, the loss b-itijj; f>ioo,ooo. The town is without a fire department, and bucket lirijjaues were reported lo ba fighting the flunes at a late hour laat night. MRS. PICKErr7)N IHE STAGE. Mrs. G.'orge E. Pickett, who has begu 1 a seasoo with a vtuJevllle con* cero, aod whoaootuaced that ber ot pct io going to tbe stage was ti seek lo preseot somethiog dirterett from the ua.al rao?to give it a new aod broa.er scope aod to appeal to the historlcal andintelligeotrttier tbao the lodicroor, The Hostoo Joaroal baa the followiog to say regarding her appearaoce In that city. Mrs. L?B?lle Oarbell Picktt , widow of tbe late Msjir General G.-crge E. Pickett, who led tbe charge oo tbe tbird day at G'ttysburp, is making her viuleville detu*. in Bjston at Keith's Iheater thia week. Her descr p;ioo of this tbe greatett. charge ia miliisry hls tory, is partiui'.sily fascioatiog, more ao perbaps io that it is rather a uovelty on tbe vt u levllle stage, Wheo tbe orohestra alrock np "Dixle" ibe tulieoce rose to greet Mrs. Pickett as abe came 00 the stage. Women waved their haodkercbiefsaod men cheered. Io ibe orcheilra were membera of Kiosley Post, Grand Army of tbe B'poblic, witb their wivrs and familles. Tbey, too, j liDsd hfartlly io tbe recep'ioo. Majir Albioo Pease, of Kiosley Poit, prts oted Mrs. Pickttt, uing the eeme langaage which Presideot MiK'ioley med wbeo he ioirodujed her to a public gttoering. Oa the stsge thir* were bu jaets of fl iwers fr^m Ivoeley Post, Mn E'oeo S, Dr*per, < '< ioeta\ Notbaoiel Walea snd M j r Petse. Amoog the messsges rcceiud by Mrs. Pickett were tbose from William 0. Vlncent, late c,.' OOtl ol ibe L q avilhOava'ry, Oonfeler a'eSut'S army, and George E l'.ckett, ber aoo, who is io Sao Fraociaco. Tbe Boitio Globe saye: The refioed lady who atepped on the atage of Keith's Tbetu-e yes:erday aod wss greeted with prclooged applaasc caaaed some scrpriae. Mrs. LeBiIIc Uorbell Pickett. w'.dow of the fsmem sfuhera geaersl, waa expectei to look more advaoced In years, cooarqu ntly her appraranee natorally o;caaioord commeot, Bhe was the "cbifd bride" of Geoeral Picki tt, but at.ll oid eocugh to recolleet sti great vividoeaa tbe atirrlog evenls of over forty *Mlt ago. Not freqmntly lo B&'nn has tbe atiry of tbat awfu' charge at Qittya birg been tild ao viviJIy. To the pres? eot geoeratlon it aa** matter of hisiory, tu; to t ie old apectators the s'ory calltri up many memories, for tbat day will never be forgotttn by ihose wbo were tbeo alive. The lady ar. med tbe great eat eothoaissin by ber grapbic word pic lu-es aid tbere was added iottrtg-. of hrating Ibe story .lmost st first htods, I'. waa ? decided iooovu 00 lo vaode* ville. D. A. R. Dioghters of the American R-ivo'u tioo are srrivlog io Wasbicg'oo by every traio fcr theCiotinental Oongress,which opens oo Monday, 0/ tomorrow, it is expected that there will be a thcuaaod of tbem preeect. The Oontlner t.l Hall committee, corr poaed of state regerti aad vice regents from all over tbe cc-a itry, met lo Ojnt! nental Hall yest<rlav, aod amcng other tbinga Indoraed tbe adminstnt on of M s Ma'.bew 1 Scott. Mra. Docal 1 McLeao, hunorary president general, der i d agaio the peraltttt t romor that Mrs. Bco t Is abrut to retire and that abe beraell will be appointed to Qaiab oot tie u leiplred term. Mra. lltM loteods to flnWb her owo tarm aod ran sg.io,"ssid Mrs. McLear. Referriog litbemiterof Miaa Ger aid, the y< mg headquartere empioje dfscbarged for alleged inuiordioatior, Mre. McLran character'ze I tbe docu meot isaoed by Miaa Mary Wilcox, sec? retary general, as "ootrageoos." Mrs. McLean aad Mr*. 6c tt, bave beeo lo Waabingtcn (or aome daya. Mrs. William Oammlog fert iry, iosar gent leader, alth Mrs. Bsmoel L M. aoo, Mra. William Tcd H;ll_uth aod others of her patty, arriv-d yesterday, aod ssy tbey expect a big- right and are ready for it. Membera cf bcth partles meet eacb mer lo the corridon ol tbe New Willard and are all graciooaoesr. Fouaderiog ol a Submatine. Tokio, April 16 ? A Japaneae sob msrioe ftuadered today while macuver ing io the bay at H roshioa. It is re* ported tba t tbe crew were drowo<d, Diarrboea ah< u d becu-ed withoot loss of time sod by a medicioe ahlcb like Uaamberlaln'e Golir, UnoUra and Diar? rboea uemedy not ooly cores prcroj t'y bu procuea oo oopleaaaot after ?9-ct?. It never falla aod ia pleaaaot aod aa.'e to lake. Bold by W. F, Creightoo A Oo, ?od Rlcbard flibaon, News of the Day. Mr. R. 3. Toompaoo, s promloett raciog man of Baltimore aod well-koown t.r. urbctit tbe cuutry, died it Bt Joaepb's Hoaplfal, yeaterday, alter a week'a llloeaa ol appe.dic t s. Tbe Na'ional Woman'a S.ffrage Oor vention in Waahio^tm yesterday aoani mously au bor's'd a letter wbich wss seot to Prtaldeit Tafr, ixpreaalng regnt over tbe _ls*iog of tbe presideot at tbe meeting on f buraday evening. After an extended aod heated discos sioo, a bill to confer the rank aod p?y of a iiett oant general, retired, opon Mapr Geoerel Daoiel E. Bicklea waa dtfeated ln the comroft ee of the wbole of the Huie je>t'rdar. The fljht will be re newed in tbe H iuse prrp;r. Attonometa at tbe U. S. Naval O: servatcry, Washington, wi!! bfgio, Mon d~y, the work of maklog s aeriea of pbotogrspbs of Halley's comet A plc tore wi:l be t&keo each clear day ootil abtutJuoel, when the comet will be gradoally leavicg the eartb. Former G.verncr Jobo L Bales, re ceiver for the National Oity Bank, of Oambridge, Md., which closed ita doors foilowiog the all'ged defalcatioa of George W. Colemso, a$12-a-week baok keeper, reported today tbat the total ahortsge la f3o9,00O.J Mrs Matbew T Bcott, presideot gen? eral of the D. A. R , haa dropped Mre. H T. (ii s from the Oootlne.-Ul Hsll cummi ue as a poolahmeot for breakiog opa meeting ot tbe Diatritt D.ujhters at tbe Arliri.t in io Waahiogton a ae-k ago ti preveot it from paaaiug a resilu t on Icdorsirg tbe admiois'r.tion. At noon yesterday United Sti'es Sen? ator L?royPercy, whoseelec;loo reeu'ced io ihe recent chsrges of bribery and cor luptoo beiog brooght by gttte S:nrt<r feilbo, appeared before theplnt sesslon of the Misaisaippi legialadre aod de manded a vote cf conSdeoce. If tbe Irgialitore beUevra, hoaever, that bis commissioo ia taloted byfrtul or cor ri| t oo, "jenator Pcrcy aaid be wcu'd re ?Igo. Albert Royal aod Oharles Jacksoo, ne.rjes, were lyncbed at Amboy, near Ashburn, G*., yeaterday, aod aarratti were 1* tar eaoro ru-, for five wbite meo accased of killing them. The nrgroea bad been releaaed on bond ef'.er arrest for an alleged aaaaolt on a white wora ao. Tbey are said to have boasted later of their crime. Tbe whites heard of their talk, aod the lyochiog followed. Physlclans of tbe Oollege of Pbyal clana aod Borgeons in New York report? ed yesterday tbat bones laken from tbe fireplsce in tbe flat formeily octupied by Albert Woltrr, wbo is cbarged with the murder of Ruth Wheelcr, 6t;ed accarate ly with ibe bonea burled with tbe re maioder of the girl'a body. The distrlct attcroey bellevea that thia eatabllshes a perfect chaia of evideoce aod breaks dowo the cootettioo of coonsel for Wol ter tbat tbere ls no proof tbat the body ideotlfied and burled as that ol Ruth Wheeler is theeir_eaa that of wbich b n?s were foond In tbe fireplace cl Wolter's flat. A =pecial dlapatch from Waahington to the New York Tlmea says: In'orma t oo bsa been received bere that S nator Nelaon Wilmaith Aldrlcb, of Rbode Is? land, bas not only decided dr-tin t;ly to alhere tohis prrvicmlyaon' u iced deter mintt on toretlra from the s .'cat ? at the expiratioo of bis preseot t*rm ou March i next, bnt In prepsrallon for tiat evect wili sborlly retire from all bis commi - teea, excopt, possibly, that on finance, In order 11 devotc tbe rcmsioder of his time in the . rtioare to the work of ihe ooone tary commisslon, of which he is the head. Ooos'derstioo of his health is assigoed aa tbe reasoo for tbis determioatfon oo tbe part of Mr. Aldrich. A little son of Anton Morazek waa killed ard hia wife serioasly injured by an electric esr on Eighttenth atreet, New York, today. The famiiy were ou there w<ty to tha pier to t'oard * steamer for Europe when the car ran them down, VIRGINIA'B CLAIM. Ao echo of tbe ereit'on of tha firrt bnlldlog for tbe federal goveroment in Waahiogtin immedlately after it waa set apsrc aa tbe national capital bas agaio beeo heard in tbe Benate. Benator Mirtin has iotrodoctd a bill providing kf tbepayment of $192,000 from the federal treasory lo cover the sams ad vaoced by ihe etstra of Maryland. and Virginia in 1790 and 1791, -wbich were osed toaard tbe ereclion of a public bolldlog for the goveroment in the Dis? trlct. Of tbis rii-n Msryhnd's share Is $72, 000, ''beiog," io the langaage of Sens i>r Martin's b II, "tbe ?om advanced by the state ol MarjUod ti the I'oited B.i fs under tbe provisioosof a j ln: res? olution psssid by theGeoeral A?semblv of th;et t ?? of Marylaod the 19;h day ol De* cember, 1791, to be aaed tnasrl erectiog public tu ldioga In tbe Distrlct of Oo lnmbia for the u?e ofthe federal goverc meni. Virgloia's ahare \n $150,000, or what was appropriated by ttiesttts of Vir? gloia at Ibe aame lime and for the aame parpoae for what tbe Marylaod spprc priatlon wss made. Virgloia's money is lo be paid to the Mooot Veroon Aveooe Assoclstloo, The bill has beeo refer? red to the commlilee on clalms. A Stracge Cootmct, Chlcago, April 10.?"It Ia agreed tbst I am lo p!y ycu tbe followlrg anount for medicine that will kill my hoabaod, Alexaoder Kaprios; $5 when tbe medicine is given me. $3') when lt beglos to do the work eod $100 wheo bs dles. I waot him to d'e in tbree weeks, bot oot saddeoly, becaose I am afrald l will be arrested for kliliog him." Tbls Ii tbe a'.raoge cootrect alleged to bave been slgotd by Msry Koprioa with Datective Vaoa, wbo sbe thtujbt waa a doctor. The police drc are the womao coosplred to polaoo ber Hosbaod alter gettlog bis life Inauraoce for $3,000 aad becaose of ber love for aootber rxio, Frank Demovltcli. The aflair wai broogbt to thea fotioo of the police thrqgh tbe jealoasy of a frt3od of Mrs. Kuprioa. N?w York Stock Market. New York, April 16.?Movemeota it the opeaiog were irregular. I>le waa atroog, adraoclng ooe balf io tbo face of fractlooal loaiea by sll otber railroad laaaee. After the first few micuee pricea bardeoed aod a geoerally firm tone prevalled _' It will be a real pleasare ti as to show yru aod lt wlll be a real plrasore to ycu to see exclusive atylea lo Fioe Spriog Footwaar. J. A, Marahall & Bto? 422 Klog atreet, Laaders lo Fioe Footaviar, DRY GOOJC8. Open Till 9 o'clock Tonight. ilmericaii Lady ...|t_ From $1 to $5 a Pair. The American Lady Cor sets are made to a veiy high standard. They are made ia the very latest siyles. They fit com fortably, and wear nioe ly, and are just the cor? set you want for the newest tailored gowns. They are made of Batiste or Coutil. Long, me dium, or short hip; high, medium or low bust, and have garters attached. There is a style to suit and fit every figure. and priced withia the means of every purse. From $1.00 to $5 a pair. Laiisburgli&Bro 420-426 Seventh Street, WASHINGTON, D. C. DON'T FAIL to attend this sale if you want to be benefitted by th's Price Slashhig Sale. Go-Carls Here they are. Rabir'n delight and mothej's pride. b'otbing too good t'or Ihe bsby. $3.50 Fo'ding GoCa'ta. Ci 4t\ $rJ.OOFo!dingGo-farK Cy -JS JGo-Carts. CA 7A 'arlH. CQ | C Sale priee $6.00 Fc Sale price $10.00 G Sale price $15 00 G Sale price Lace Curtains, Portiers, Etc. A bacdsome lice of Lare Cunaics and Por? tiers niust f II be aold during thi * aale. Thia meana a grand opporlnuity for \ou to mpply your nfeds at om-lislf what ycu would have to pay in tbe regular way. Mantel Mirrors. 18x40 Frecdi Beval Plale Mir*or. wilh r-irnh sclid oak tVane; regular Cq 9?a_ $15Mirrorfor only. ?py.-ia7 Double Deck lieaw Go'd Frame l*x40 French Revel Plate Mirroi; $.0 C 1 X 7*5 Mirror for ?.nly. 4> I O. /cF Griffin Furniture Co.Ine 810-812 King .Street A flusical Treat, Concert .BYTHf. APOLLO ORCHESTRa\ Forty plecai -Albart P. lohnston, Dlrertor, Assiated by Mra. Thoe. A. Hulfisli, Contralto, and Mr. Kenneth W. OgdeD, Tenor. .ATTHF. Young People's Building FRIDAY EVFNIW.. APRIL 22, 1910, at EIOHT O'CL.CK. Admission .... 35c Renefit of Young People's Building. aprlo td HTAlUd OF DEBI* CA-JE. Today the atatei of Virginia and W<at Virginia will have tbeir last< ppor'u tity tifile rxcepions wi'h the clerk ofthe U. B. r-'ii.r-mf Ooort ia Washin^Dn to tbe rep ut of Bpecitl Maitn Oharles E. L ttlefield. It ia regs.ded as probabls toet Weat Virginia will have many ex c-ptlooi to file io vew of tbe fact tbat Virginia by lonar odds got the best of tbs report, Tbe V rglnla al orneya havs not dlvnlged their plans io this reap'ct. Attoroey-General Samoel W. Willisms la oo Ibe gnuodto aatch any move tbst mlght be male lo Waabirg oo today. ? ! Klcbmond Times Dl?patcb. Cumes Home To Fortune. Pittsborg, April 16 ?Aonie Mroli hog abseot daogh rr ol Ihe lae Fred erlckMau', preaident of tbe C'rman Sivlngsand Deposit Baok, of Fitts' u-g, baa beeo U u id aod is noa oo ber aay from Aoatto, Tex, t> P ttiborr to er j iy a fortone etimated at $500, 000. For the lait s:x years of hia I fe Presi? deot Maal had moorocd for hiadfiijb ter, abo bad gone weat alter a little family quarrel. Foor yrs'asgo be died, discoosohts rbrt bia family circle aaa oot comple'.e. After ten years' searcb tba yooog woman bas at la t beeo foood. Prompt relief lo all cisesof tb/rataod loog trooble it yru cse Obsmberlalo's Coogh Lemtdy. Pleseaot to take, aooth Ing aod bealiog la tfl?tt. gold by W. F. Orslgbtjn A Oo? and Rlcbard Gib? ?09,