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MONDAY EVEKING. APBIL 18. 1910.
At THI dinot-r ol the Rioken.' Asso* c\:t a io Wssriiog'on laat Sutudsy nlglt President T?f, in apeakicg ol tot iu.arejof the Dlstrict of Oo'unbis, agaio tuntd hia eyes to the atu h bank of tbi Po'.omac. Among other thinga be aald: I don't like t^g'.ve up the hope tbat onr frieods frcm Virginia will recognlr the npctB^ily of shaplng ont again tba 10 mil e ujiaro tbat was in tbe origina) ait. I reooftsi tbe jti t 6able ti t> pride of the Virglnians, tu'. tbey orig ioally flgreed to give ni that land anr they did Rive it to ua lor a while, and I am me they do notwsnt Ij be rr garded a* Indao givers. Aod we conld make bo roucb ol tbat land over tbere. Everybady wonll be tbe be't-r for lt. We nted n< t inclnde Altxandria, il Alnandria wiabea to it*y ont, ltt.li araa In accord with tbe wish and tbe plan of lhat fai-dgrtd man, tie Father of H ? Ooontry, George Wasblngion, and it wi u' 1 be a rieferonce to bis mero cry t> fi 1 ou'. the irjiare. I bope Cir gteBs will give me an opportunlty to t_., t the quMtlOf). We bave a law de punmeot, wiil or^atiixed, acd all th*' Cocgreca bas ti say if, "Oo io," and 1 w'.Mdr.tt Ihe atornev-general accorr" ingly, ai-d we will lee wbtther tbe att ot relroceaaloinfaa wiibin the compttenc oi Ooagreaa. lt w*s passed wben Ihen wbb a day of small Ibings. We have got now to a poiot wbPto there ls a dai of large lliings. I am < tr* tbe people ol tbe ctuniry st large wonld approvf tur takicg tt over and wonld be glad t adm t another obligation to the Old Dominion. Tbe corporal's gcard_ln tbia city, vic tima of tbe Taft amile, wbo seem to havi loat tbeir hesds in the golden dreaocf th?y ecjiy while contemplatlng AlexaL driaas again a rert of tbe District ol ilolambis, will aseby the abon tbat tb? prcsidt-r.t drea not regard ihe city ot Biillicent impo.tanc? to form a part of bis ooloaaal schemea for tbe enlsrgemerl aid br:t?rment ol tbe Dutlct of Oj'tim bia. Tbe few AUxsndrians, however, wbo ?re still bciT rlcg from retrocesslor fe?er shoald. not deepond, The roadr are good. THKdrooghl wbicb bas prevailed fcr Uo mpntba over tbe etB'.ern section of the Uuitid 8 ates, threatcnlng ruin so the crop*, dryirg up tho welia and ciu; iogt-.-nrral discomfort csme to an ecd la?t Si nday night, wben Bhoarersbr* gan to f 1'. Sa-tiog in bb a genilr abowtr, tho rain Btesdily inereased uit;l it uecrtme a/ull fl.dged,'drencbiogdoat ponr, oont ruing all day yei t?rdsy aof1 laat nlgbt. Tbe rain eame as a grra' blfssiog to btmdreda ol lerrafrg wb< bave been scanniog tbe akifs anxituilj for tie faat two months. D:taatati(D hsd tbrca'encd tbe crop* and tbe tait csme jjttin time to avett lrreparab!< ruin. The dronght bad alreaHy donr mach darrage, and eame near breakirtf tbe record lor lengtb of dorttlon. Bo whlla c'ijimi' ahower- were refreahlo* this portion ol thf esrth desolatlon bar marked tbe ?ake of atorms aru _ of us A horricf'ir Bwrpl o-rr poit'ona ol tbi ?onthrrn c:;umry Iraving dfath and de ?'rattloa in iia pitb. Wbile the m.j r put cn of dau.age fcaa been done lo growing crops, y.t scorea of bnildingr, DOM audttnioeas housfshave bftn inrooffd or dt-molished in tbe five atat.e of Miesisalppi, Louislans, Arkansar, T nnrf*fp acd Alabama. As is oflrn tbe ra-!? at t'ais -etaan, llghtniog bi 8 playfd iia part in the convulslons oi or tue. A*. Icaat twenty people have been kllled by falliog boildiogs aod the elec Irleflald. Ths marble iffigr of tbe late Lhrace f, which bas for many yeara betn a promiuect figare at Broadway and S:xtb avenue, ln New York, like Ita originsl, hss recently become re?t ?e Milluibs ol 1 my f(< t have passed and re pa sed Greeley dnriog a tblrd of a cet lury?not all "giing wesi" or with a deaire to giow up with any ccuitry. Ifilltonalrer, Mli-mr-n and women, beg gars, lramp>>, lota and myrlads apeaklop a I IsrguagCB lave dodged each otber in aarglng to snd fro ia Greeley cqaarr. The great j laraaNat, seated on a nry bard cbair and lookicg very uacomfoit able, hsi boroo tbe solarraja durlng tbt d._ days, b?en pelted witb _ail and rain and faced the boow* of many wintera. Ulaattng for the McAdoo tucnel, haa rc eemly cni el Greeley t> move aligbtly fro n his origlnal p:,eitinu and a day or tao ago ii wbb decmed oeceissry 11 secure tbe jourralist more 6rmly. Maoy watched th1 procedure and a matlnee girl wbo ha I been attracted by tbe work wss over heir.l lo reensrb, when asked by her cr cor: who iu bli/^a Greeley was, anyhow: "Wby he vaa the list reporter I" r. plied ber companioo. Greeley io bia antobhgiaphy said. "Fsme isa vapor." Hl was right. Eii.in ol the alleged nlghtriders ol Grant contf, Ky., on trial io tba II. 8. Dls'rict Ocurt at Oovicgtoo, wrr found (. u lty by a ju-y on Sstnrdsy. Finei taiginj from floO t3 $1,000 were assesacd agsinat tbe gutlty by Jodge Oochran, who released the men on tbeir own recogn z.nccs pendlog an appaal to blgber coarts. Bepreseolative Oantrill rasently oo tbe rixrot tha lioan daoiid I fiat there were any nightriders in bis at-t>. How does be account fcr (he ciovictions? Ccbt_ilment bythe co'.ton noatufsc* tar-rs of New Eigland has thrown 20, 0J0 men tu1. of employment. Another rebuke to the prngDeritv bowlers. A i'i:cii>Ki> drop In the price oi food* s':ofls ia predicted witbin a month or t?o. Speed t ;e dav._ Froin WashiDgton. Washington, April 18 President Taft, deaplte bis declaratlon 0- m urday tbat t'aree year* more in the White House is enough for bim, ls ntt iosisllog tiday tbat he w uld not stay tbere a llttle boger if he bas thecbancr. Aa interpreted t)day his remarks were n.tiotendfd to coorey tbe impression that he had eliminated himself aa a rac d date. Tbey were simply an iotlmstion t> ibe admirers who are mt clpstiog a -ecood term that be bat encu-n to do at prt'seot wiih tbe firat witbout exeitng nimself ii an eflirt ti eeenre hia reelec tion. II, alt? the tlrse year*, ih? r?pnblicao party Btl'C s h ra to csrry tbe baaner agaln be will do ao, uolrss he changea b!s mir d. Tbat, however, fa a qipstiun for f-e fa ure and P/esldent I'alt icse'a th.t he haa encugh to keep him busy wlh tbe preaent wit.oot eaat mg abead for more problems to solve. Preaident Talt. cleve.ly dodged today anolhrr attempt to bring him out on the woman's soflrsge qrjea'.ion. It waa when he appeared to make bis welcoming ad dreaa to tie Dsogbtrri cf the American Revolnilon assemblcd in their 19ihOjn :inenial CoogreBS. As be monnted tbe s'.sgehe was greetcd w th tbe clappiogs >t tbtuiancs ol gloven haeds aid in aome caaea the wavlrg ofp'ttnea and belbarered hsta. Io tie satns time from a decontsd point a large Ame ican fltg was drawn uatil 11 u g suspended orer tbe BBsembled d> u:hteis. After tbe ap. nlanse bad eubsided President O-neral Mrs. Ma'thew T. Scott lntro'u:ed the oresident. Mrs. Scott preaented Presi? dent Taft as tbe "chief rxtcutive oi he grealest rat on on esiti" who wsa received with great applause. The boast ol Mrs. Mathew T. Sco't, president general, tbst tbe D. A. R. wruld leave tbe convet ron this year wltb ? new record for harmony waa tiday hlasted by tbe tbreatol the inau-geots or "S'.oryltes" to frrce tbe admiolstrit oo :o reform the s-tt'tn ol committee sp poiDtonentB ard the "annnal row" is on. Tboogb in tbeir resolutions the insor gents address tbeir grlevancea sgainet the "adminiatration," they admit that tVa move ib simply a slsp at the preal* lent general. Mrs. Scott. they claim, naa nsorped all appointive power and tbsola-ely diaregarded tbe laws of the cocs'i u'lon in placing upon the moei impoitint committees thcBe daugh'.ers ol ber fsctiun who were defeated for plsce* <ipon the board of rnanagers. The OOB* slitu.ion rrquires tiat a m^j^rily of tbe persoaoel of ihe committee sball cons'st of members of tbe board of managera 01 all tbe commifees, cor.sta'lng Dl 088 appolnlm-nt , tbere ?re tt rresent 504 members who are not on tho biard tf maoagers. A t?mp:s ar? io be made at tbe first poss'tble momct to present to the convention a resolution calling for a obacge of rolea in tbia ma t r. Provided tiat Buccesa in (b!8 Ineurgent movemect i* won, Ihe radicals will hen make ever; f-ll irt t> attempt a displacement ol Mra. Soctc bb president general. Tbe Cipitol tuldlng today wss crowded w tb women iiirlragetteB. Tbe obstrver noticea an Infinite variely ln iressiog, bairdresslog, featores and tlgorts. Tbere Bre eociety women ln rlcb lxctB aod diamooda aide by side witb be shir'-aalsted wcrkcr. A large m: prity of the delegates are passe, fen pre tj aod many wearlng an expression if wanting somttblng tiat they will not get. Dr. Freder'ck A. Oook, ol K.-ooklyn, and Ohilr, still bsB ooe solid snpportir n bis cUim to tbediscovery of tbe nortb pole, io tbepersonof Ivear-Admircl Wir Beld Sco t Schley. Tbe admiral last ligbt aaid: "It i* my bellef tbat bolb Dr. Cjok and Mr. Peary reacbed t.e lortb p-ilr, and Ihe heat m'tici* Dr Oook b*s of Ibe trnth cf bis story is Mr. Peary bircaelf." Admiral H.hley r.ai.1 bit he bsd nxelved no lettera fr im or iews ol Dr. Cook, and was unable to mnfirm tr deny the reports thit the man whom he hadao warmly championrd wss expeited to rtturn lo tbia conctry in a sbort time, The temparamert of Mrs. Ta t, whose exacting demands are somewhat compl cated by ber poor stita of hesl'.b, Ib jlven uncfMcially today bb the reason fcr he reaigna-ion of Miss Mary Dirrdgc Hpiera as social secretary at the Wblte House after having served J ist two weeks in that capscity. Miss ISpiers re* fused to make any s itmett furthrr :han that she conaidered it beat 11 re? tnrn lo her former p'aca in tbe War Departmett. Misa M K, Letlerrxan, a clerk in the Ststa D.-pirlment, was ippoloUd today to euccerd Miss rjpter*. Vliss Alice Illsck, wbo first served bb socla jaecretay fir Mrs. Taft, resigoed re* centiy following the aononncemett of aer eogtgement to be msrried. The Nst onsl Woman's Hjflrsge At* soclat on proceeded this morning wi h tbe election of ite tfficers for fie ensaiog tsrm, lu' were compelltd t) adjoorn after tbe election of tbe preaidett and rjrst flce president to enabla the dele gatea to get over to CoEgrcss at ila roo. venlog mi be tbere tt ihe presenat; ,n oftbe aaaocialhoa'a pe Itiona. On the last elective ballot Dr. Anna Sbaw wbb unanimt tnly elet t >d presidett and Mrs. R. F. Atery elected first vice preslder t. Ihe ilction of tbe other rfficers will be taken up at tbe next metting ol tbe aa aoclation. The Amer'cm F.dtntIon of Labor today aent le'.ters to all ihe volers of Rocbester, N. Y., calling upon tbem In tbe rame of organlz?d lator to vote for .1 3, Htveiifl in the OoDgressional elec? tion and to oppcBe Geo. W. Aldrldg*. Tbe lelt"r is based opin the qieit rtn of national iegislaihn lelatlrg ti ir ju ic tlnns. Every dialect in Yankeelaod wsa dic cernable ia tbe chatter tbat aroae from tbe crowi of 250 mflragette delega'e* gathsred bffoie the Arlin__t>n Ho el tbia morning, preparatory to makiog a oa tion-wlde demand cpon Ojngr?B?. Fifty Icut iu omobilss drcorattd with Ameri? can firga and carrying thebanners nf ihe states aod long ribbon streameis vividly displaying the slegao* of woman's sufl rage drew up before tbe hrt-l. A ao fl - rage marsnal from each s'ate accom panled| by a bodj-gosrd of her 'ellow workera proudly bore the ribbooed petl tlona to tha automoblle*. A large crowd had gathered to watch thi soflragettta m.ke tbeir drsceot upon toe membera ol Oongress. Oaeeia and cheeis greetcd each macbine as it cbngged away on its poU'csl mission. Thirty-two eenst ra acd t-jntys x r.present.t ves will meet tbe sofJrjgettes at the Oapltol to preecnt to their retpt't ve hi utea tbe petition of their better balvea for the ballot. Even before tbe vuting began at theiuffrt gette's cooventioo today tbe cooserva* tive membera, wbo now domioato the adminl.tration, admittcd V*m tba prc gressivea had won tbe figbt. Bj far the most important victory won by tbe pro greaaives ia the electloo of Mary Ware B:nn-tl, of Masiacbusett*, aacorrespond iog arcrelary. Prattcally all of the caodidates have witbdrawn in favor of Mias Bannelt. Feeling (he disgrace of being arrested for ditnkenness an onldeit fipd mao, between sixty-five and seveoty yeara of age, bargcd hmaelf tbis mornlng in a cell at th9 beveoth precinct police ttilioo. There was no decision by iSe U. S. Sup.eme Ocurt today on tbe qustlou cf tbe coostiiotiooalit/ ol tbe c.rporations i?x law. Rt hearirjK was ordered tMlay by the V. 8. Supreme Coutt on the txocaw-s leceutly de oidei involvi.iK the riKht of the .Sprretary of Afjricnltur'; to iiaue regulations lor jr.rs-.ins in foreat reserves After a lapse of 18 year- Oberlin If. fort.r. fom:er capta n of the D-tted Stau* eneiue-r corps. was toiay formally ruliadged guilty t>y theSuprerne Court ofthe Uoited States for participation in the notorious 8?v nnah hnr bor ec.nd.i). Carter haa only rec.ntly fii ivln 1 a6 re?r Be'leni" in Ihe I.e*.v?ns? orlh | ini tentiary afler beiiiK found jruilty by the military rourtmartiiil Tbe Supreme Court of tre Uui.dl SUV- today also fcrants the -overnment the riKht to recover$400,CIK) trom Carttr. Today'fl Telegraphic News Tbe Groundlng of tbe rtllnnehaha. Lndon, April 18.?Tbo Atlactic Tracspoit linrr Minnehsha, wbicb gronnded in a decae fog resr Bishop's Hock, in tho Seilly Ialands, at 2 o'clock tbia moroiog, is rapidly sinking. 6he bas twelve feet of water forward and it ls not believed that ibe can stay afl iat until tbe score ol toes tbtt are rothing t? ber reacue from F'.lmout1* arrive. Tho M t rrified pBsaergera were Uoded with the grrat'st d'llicul'y tt Bryher laland after some ol the life boata bad almoBteapsiz d in tbe beavy 83a. Dcsprrrte eflortiBre nrw being made to aave tbe carg". A large abipnient ol cattlo was laided at S-mpaon's Islacd. Gaj-ti'n Layland aod ths crew are ftckiogbyihe b> at. The linrr a'jirk tbe roof wlth terr.fic fotca and was lm mcdiately strandcd. The sbock was so great that the psr amge'a were thrown fiom tbeir berths. Thiokirg the vessel waa doomed, they roshed in their night clothes to tbe deck. Most of the wimen wrr* hy.t.rical and the men showcd bot little more compo sa re. Ca* tdn Liylnnd and the cfficrrs went smong tbe passengers, aaanrirg tbem tist the b'at waa in co immediate danger, Tbe ofliceri wtre tbcmaelves bo cool ihfct tbe pssseng'rs nccept d t leir word and re'.uroed to tbeir ataterooms and rlri a.e.l. The pasBengers wlll be br ujht t London bb booo as pcssible aod seot lo Pectsnce. Tbe Minrhsha wss t u lt ia Belfa t t n yeara ago *:.<1 is of 13,415 tons. Bho ir cjur.ted oae of the stsoncbest bca'a o! tbe Atlantic Tran-pnrt line aud was boilt lor aif.ty aud comfort iaher tban Bpeed. Bishop's R ck bas long been sbuoned by nafigators. Tne Mionehab*. was considerably no>tb of her course In tbe EngMah Ohannel io bavestruck tbe iotk whicb Is acccuitcd for by the fog. Mr. Rooacvelt in Budap-sth. liulapeat, April 18?lo a speecb io tbe Eingarian P.rlisraeDt tcdsy Mr. Rioaeveli took aslapf.t_p'ilitical?e?cTjn aries who ste -r at all stxtl at [r grrss. He dec!ared tbat tberesctloaary aplrit is ear u itertd in Irg'-lative balis tbe world over and ciled (be oppcsiiloo hs en countered wbito Preaident of tbe Uniled ?Vatea to sreure ' j istlce tem_ ered wllb k udufi', common booeaty in bmioeia snd politics and Ihesorial progress of ih ? nation." 111 msde no menlion olpres et t politictl condkions In Americo tu bla speecb migbt essily be considered a defense of "ioanrgency." Theix presi* d?nt wbb eotha-.iaattcnlly received by i'arliamen', which scspended all busi ness for the day in hi? hooor. Budapeetb, April 18.?With Onnt Appooyi, former Preaident Rooaevelt fia t;d Parllameot tcday where legisls t've mstters were almost ara-uloned whllo erecett on was held in his honor. la the evening ihccount gsve a dinoer for Mr. Raosevelt at wblcb tbe legisla tire leadfrs. Arcbdukc J.)??'pb aod tbe Riron and 1'aroorss von Hengtlmueller were nresent. A ihree honr mt inub'io (rlp over tbe city was tbe triuripal evect of tbe af? terooon. _ Electrocution of a rTurderer. Aabtirn, N. Y., April 10. ? Losiog hia nerve at lbe lsat moment, Earl B, Hill, sgcd 19, of O icoola, collapBed io hia cell early today, and bad t) be ear red I j the goardc to the elec'.iic chslr, wbere be died whh a moao of de> p ti* ou his lips. When he was convic.ed on May 7 (f tie rr.u der of Eldridge Davis, a farmer, young >i II went back to his cell with a laugb a'ld a j-er. When tbe guard wet t to Bi I's tell Ihey f< md bim io a p'tiably condition. I'jsble to walk he w?b at'yi aod csrried into the detth chamber. ' Oh, I don't watuto see tbat awful cbsir," he moaoer1, covering bis eyes wlih his hands Binkiog it to the aeit, he ciitd, "Ob, Gid, Oa, Oid, ( h, GmJ," and cootinued bis sfpsilsartl ibe deatb tu'tent ttlled his soic*. Ooly one contact was neceasary acd in eight miootea he was prononoced dead. Motion for Anotner Delay Wsablogton, April 18 ?A mtton for forther delay in _M farrijns Vir^inla WestVjfiiia li Igalio ?*a- pre?entfd to tbe U B. Supreme Uourt lod*y hy former S nat >t J ihn 0. Spoooer, on be hsif ol ihe latter commonwea'.tb. Time was asked in wbich to take furtber teat' rnony before snbmisslon of tbe case to the blgheat trituial. M*jor Holmes Oonrad, appesring for the bondboldera, snd damoel W. Wil liams, attcrney general of Virginia, b th opposetl t ie motion and nrged that the case be argued before the clcss of tbe present seaatoa of the court. Attorney S,*ooner ststed thtt the ill* ness of Jjhn 0. Oulisle woold greatly handicap the preaettttion of tbeir slde ol the caae, be being one of the cbiel fig ures io toe imposiog array of ccu iael lor Weat Virginia. Obief Justice Fullcr stated tbe motion wDold be taken oader coosideration. , Virginia News. J. B, Norris, a promlneot merchant of Oharli t saville, died at tbe Univeraity of Virginia Hjrpital yesterday i'rcm in* jaries tuataiued ln a driviog iccident cn Satotday. Fire broke oot In a confectiooery itore at Farmville, yeit-rdsy, aud before (be fire depir;ment conld prevent it tbe flimcs sprrad aod destroyed property vaioedit $30,000. Tbe heavleat rain koown in Petera burg and immediste aection for aeveral montba att in abont 3 o'clock yeaterday morning, and fell aleadily a'l day, at times In t rrent*. Tba rain baa cao?ed a beavy nse in all of tbe slreams, many of whicb are rutside oi iheirbanks. Misa Naunie lleoderson, a promioect miuionary of tie Siolhern Presbjfrian Oburch to Brazil, wbo htd beeo la p or health for a year or more, died itrd deoly of heatt diaeaae at tbe reaidence of Mrs. Amelia Llctblcum, Fredericksborg, Sa uiday. Sbe was a natlve of Jeflcr a io couoty, W. Va. A negro enlered tbe home of Mr. R. 8. IMdwin in ooe of lbe mra', (hickly pitulated reMdertial eettona of Dsl ville ahcr'ly after 8 o'clock Ssfordsy oight and asssulted Miss Mary Raldwlo, 15 ycari o!d, by knocking ber down. The girl waa in ihe kltcbeo of her reaidence and ttbrr membera of tbe family were ln tbe dlniog room. Tbey heard the ycuog girl fall and ran in, fiuding her uncon ?ci iu, io whlcb condilioo r,he remaioed abiu. anbonr. Th? negro was frightened away witbeu. injuring Miss llsldaio fur ther. TRAIN ROBBERY. Tbe Obioa-Japan mail, wbich leit San Francisco over the Soutbern PaclAc Railway for the eaat at 9 o'clcck Satnr* day night, was held up by two masked men at Hprig, 2 miles eaat of 1! ?rucb, Oil., rarly ytsterday, iod robbed of ninc poocbea of reglalered mail. The Irain carried no expreas matter. Fonr of the poucbea bave been recovered, bot tbe robbers r:fljd the ctier-, aod now are hidini* in the bills between Martinrz and Oikland. Tbe pasacngers on the traiu were not disturbed, and Beveral of them did nct learn of tbe robbery until yesterday morning. A.t?r grttlrg tbe mail sacks, the robbera tu 1'ie engioe loose from tbe tra ;n and sent it wild, throttle opeo, down the msln track to ibe eaat. In tbe direct p*,th of the er eine waa a s'ctii.n of passenger trsln No. 5, west bound, beavily loaded. ?u>. for the preeence of miod of a tel-greph ope rit)r atSolson, a collision woold have taken place. The eogine was thrown ioto a ditch io t'ie nick of time. VIRGINIA DEHT DISPUTE. The Btate of Weat Virginia ?nd the commonweslth of Virgin'a Saturday Bled nt the U. S. Supreme Court excep ttons to the report of Oarles K. I.ittle fu'l I, special tuasttr, to ascertain certain facta aa a baiis of arriving at tlieprop jr tion of the debt of Virginia before the organ'zaUoa of West Virgin:a tbat the litter state shotild pay to the former. According to the report, West Virginia tjiay lie called upon to pay between f 3,000,000 an 1 fq.ooo.ooo to the mother state. The pnncipql exceptirn to tbe report is tbat made by West Virgiuia, objectin? to the master including in tlieagttregate amount of ordinuy expeusesof Virginia from 1823 to 1860 Ihe sum of $18,000,000 as intereat cn the public debt. This wai the ls8t <*ay upon which exceptions could be filed. The court will now set a day for argumetit of these exceptions and will then ta'<e the .ase under con aitleration for tmil determinaticn. MONTE OARLO. The season at M< n'.e Cirlo is won;ng. Many Amerif am have retumed to I'arir. No Auicrican* dislurbed the bnn'ic thia senson by winiiinj? a consideia' 1; sum. The only sen^ation of thesenson waB the wir.ning by a iiungarlan count of 500, or>o fianiM in one day's play at ronlette. The Casino has had an nnsually profit a' Ie stason. The profita to the cnl of March were 3,000,000 franca above those of the precedinj. seaaon. The Cisino aharehol lers expect to re? ceive a ttifidi n 1 of j?7o a share this seaar-n a dividenilfs larger than that of laat year? The sbares are nominally worth fyx>. At the presrnt tuarket price they are worth over Jr.ooo. Attcmpt to Abduct Ahdul Hamid. Lmdoo, Apr.l 18? The Westminis-f r G-z?tte tiday rep.-rts tbat another bold ai'mpt to abduct Abdul Hamid, tbe depoaed tu'tsn of Turkey, ba? bsen fiuiira'ed by tbo Imrrjdecc3 of tbe plotters. No details are given. Ablnl has shown bioneclf a willlng party t > any acheme of abdoclioD, and if his wruV-be kidnappers can ever ce cspe the __iurd, tbey wlll rir.il, In all probabllity, the ex-mllan with bia vslse all i-ickerl. IU39I83.PPI loLIIIOS. After endorslng the aojrgfttbn of U. S. Ssoatir Ler 7 P;rcy tbat a primary election be called, iatil.ct, to serve as an endoraement or repn liaiijn by the paople of his electloo to Congrrss, tbe M saie slppi legis ature-Jjoarncd slnedie Sator* daj after probably tbe most se< ia ioral legislative tCoiion in the bl.t >iy of ihe atate. Fcl'o-iog a vi uperative address Fri? day by S^natir Percy, before a jiiot aet sion of tbe legtsla'ore, in whlcb be -ratt logly denoanccd .Seoator Bilbo, and ar raigned bis hadlog orpincnt, for aet a torial honoia, fcrmer Gowcor Varda* msn, whoae csnae B Ibo enpooaed, it wis expect-d ibat Mr. Vardaman woald ad* dreas tbe legiala ure in reply. After a confer^nce between Mr. \ ar daman acd bia frieods, hcwever, lt waa decided not to reply at tbis time. The reao'ii'.ion aa to the prlmary alnptcd by tbe legislstnre ins'roc i tbe b ate democratic legislstive committee to call the election to selett a party eeoa torlal nomineefor tbe regalar term wbioh wlll begio io 1918 to be be d ctiriog tbe month of November of tbis jear. In this prlmary Mr. Percy atd M'. Vard - man wli! both be csndidstrs. SbooM tae resalt be uafavorahle t>, Percy bt ajreed, In bis ad Irrs* Friday to t*nder :u rc.lgaation aa U. S. aenator for the pr. sittterm to tba oext sessloo of tbe stale leglslalore, ai appoinlmeot to be msd* by tbe governor to hold until tbo oomlnee selected ?t the proposed p 1 usry ia seated in 1913. Both Senator Percj and .Mr. Va da? man have agreed 11 tbe plaD. The execotive c >mmi tee of Ihe Phlla? delphia striking csrmeo passed a reaolu t on last night directiog tba men to go back to work, althtuth (ha refereodorn vote was 1,265 to stay cu', agaioat 1,258 (0 re uro. Mtyor Gaynor's excia. plaa for al "dry ' Suoday Id New York waa a flai] " are. feii News of the Day. Tne House met Frlday wbeo tu'ogiea on tbe life acd chaiacter ol the late Rep* rete-ta'ive Grigga *e e delivered. Thne residet tt of Philadelphia draok carbolic acid yesterday. Two are dead aod one may recifer. "B g Tim" Soilivan aaya be wlll call off tbe Jeffdea Johcaon figbt u .less tbe lor/eit money ls all io by Jine 8. The Italisn government seems likely toadoptan anti-cleicial policy aod wlll aboli*h religiont instruciiooa in ihe pub? lic schools. Tbe uiionlata io Engiind are dlt hearlened by the fai.'ure to made tarifl reform a lesding lesue at lbe next eiet tlooa and generally admit tbat t ley ba?e been tutmauoeuvered by Ibe liberal leadera' sgreement witb John Red mood. Jobn T. Goldsboroogh, for maoy years a promioent figure in toe Uu t d S.atescoB't and geoditc survey, wbo resigned from the service about two yeara sgo, died at bis home in Wasblogton yeaterday. Mllea Poindexter, represrotative io Cotgress from the Tbird Washiagtoo districi, tild sn aodieoce at Ooop-r Uolcn, New Yirr, last oight, tbat lbe only way to keep tbe ccuntry (at of the hands of tbievas is to re-elat Toeo.lore Rioaevelt president of the Uoit?d Biafs, The Atlantic Trioipoit L'ne steamer Mtnnebaba i* eahcre at Hjilly, near B.shops Rcck, on the soatbwia' cisit ol Eagland, about 30 m:lea from Lind'a Eod, according t> a wireleas message re? ceived ftom ber at Lloyda slgoal aut oo tt the L'zird 11 2:10 tbis mornicg. Tbe Lloyds have wlred t) Falmiu h for as* sistance. The Minnebaba's paasengers are baing Ianded. Tbe cap'ain remaios witb the ahlp. Ia b wreck of a locomotive fc md at tbe fcot of a tteep embankment oo tbe Ba't more aod Oblo Railroad oarro* pauge line le ween Sbippenvil.'e and OlarioD.Pa , the bediea ol four meo were found yesterday. They were those ol Engineer KMly, Firemen Wstion, of Foxborg;P. Deooisoo, and M. Nculand, of Luaciuda The lalter were frieods ol the eogine'r and firemrn. Tha wreck otcarrcd c'uriog the night ata time wbe. no other traioa were moviog aod it ia believed tbtt tbe party was having a joy ride in tbe cogioe cao. balloon struck by light nim;. A diapatch from Bsrlia ssys (he bal? loon Do L'lzicb, belongiog to tbe B tter* feld Aero OIu'i, waa atrock by l>ghtning during a violent ftirm esrly yettsrday mornlng. The fonr octupaots were killed. Tbeexact circumit tncea of the catar tropbe can never be known, for the only evidenceB are tbe wrerked balloon and (he sha t<red bodies of tbe men wbo met their I'atn unaeen, witbooi t mpossibllity of hnmaa belp It was a C'lro, cl _r 070oing when tbe De Ll z'ch raa lo the air at B tt*rfeld, and the occuput. were entboslsitc over the perfect cjcd t oos for a ufgbt trip. A rannnlight nighf of rsre brauty and calmuH. followed t >e fiae cvioing, and nobody foressw ihe fi-rce storni which gathertd with cxrao dinary tuldenoees Uter. Eatly jes'er!ay ronrnirg a reudsnt cf Becber-sschatn, aboot 60 milea west of B tterfeld, beard rnung pca's ofthonder 0 e crash eo lood tbat he believed light Diotr bsd atruck a hcose, bot cot hear iog anytbiog further to utpport tbis be lief he wrnt to aleep again. Golng out a t r day light he was astoninhed to fiad the wreck of a balloon and four dis'.orted bodiea of meo lying io his gsrdeo. Tbe bag of ibe balloon was ripped and toro in ao amazog fashion. It w&a bangina: on a tree, tbrough Ibe bcugba cf which tbe men bad evideail* fsller-. The smaibed car of tbe ballonn waa nearby. From tbe condition of tbe bodiea and th? deep depreialooaiu tbe groood it was evidont ibat they had fallen from a great heigLt It also bfcsmo apparent upon examinatlon tbat tho disaiter waa d ie t) ligbtning Btrlklog the bsllron. WhMher It also kiiled ih-3 occupants is not c_ lite certaio, but there wec sufficie it imlca tisns to eocoursge thi bellef tiat t ley wera rpared the aw/u ezperiente of fall* Ing al.ve to death. THE UI'RHING IN OHINA." All the .'oreign-o-rned buildings lo Cbaog*8ba, Oaioa, bave been destroyed by fir.-, with tbe rxcptlon of the Britlsb consulate. All tbe t u 1 llngs rented by foieigoers bave been iooted. Tbe Ohi? neae titi:ia!s on Tboraday iasued a proclamation ihst they were unable to prct -ct the lives and property of foreign* crs, and Ihereupon all foreignera made basle to leave the city. So far aa ia knowno, no foreigo rcsident loat hia life. The governor of Ho Nan province, Won Ohing-Sin, aod hia aon were kiiled aod s-veral otber government officials fled. Even yet a section of Ibe city ia in flamea. Six thousand forrigo-drilled aoldiera are etstbnel at Ohang-Sha, and a few of ibeae protected tbe governor's house for a lime, but soon all joioed tbe riotera. The riota began oo April 13, wbeo the famine sutferera Iooted the rice sbcpi. The cbief cinae of the rioiiog was the itarci y aod hlgb price of rice. According to one report, tbe goveroor (fllu-Nao eommitted auiclda after nr - tifylog tie Ohineae government that he waa respooalble for the Irooble. Tbe latest adv cea regardlog tha altnat'on tbrtuihont the district are far from er. c. u-aglng. BASEBALL. National Leagui gamea no Satirday reiulted: At Phlladelphia?Phlladelphia, 5; Brooklyo, 3. At Oiociooatl?Chi cago, 10; Oiocinnat:, C. At Bis'.co? New Yuk, 3; Boetoo, 1. At PitUborg ?P.tiborggt, Louia game poalpooed (-air). Am.rican L?ar.u8 games reaulted: At Wasbiogtoo--Waahlng'oo, 4, Phlladel? phia, 3. At Detrolt?Detroit, P_ Oleve* Isnd, 1. At New York?New York, 4; B/ston, 2. At Obicago?St. LioIi-OqI cago game postponed (rain). National Leagoe gamea yeaterday re sultad: Pit'sborg, 4; St. Louie, 2; Obi? cago, 9; Oiociooatl, 2. Diarrhoea sbculd becured withootloaa of time and by amediere wh ch like Cbamberlaio'a Colic, Ohnltra and Diar? rhoea Uemedy not only ctrea prcmpt'y tu produ'es no nnpleasaot after eflects. It oever faila aod is pleassnt and safe to lake. Sold by W. F. Oreigbtoo _ Oo. tod Ricbard GlbtOR, Swan Bro. KING AND PITT STREETS. Daily Deliveries to All Suburbs. Manhattan Shirts We are now showiog another large shipment of the celebrated Manhattan Neglige Shirts, The pat terns are more beautiful and the quality better th<m ever. We are showing a large varietv in plain white and neat fancy effects Make your selecfons early and get some of the best patterns, which cannot be duplicated later. Choice, $ 1.50 and $2 each Sixty-first Ongress. (Seeond Seeaalon ) Waabiogtoo, April 18. SENATE Ihe first batch of petitlons prayiog for womeo'a Hoflrage was preseoted (o the .S.'oate l day by Seoator Oiiver. He b'tnbed as tbe big buodle waa toroed in aod did oot make clear tbeir porport loc mcdiately. "What ls the natire of Ihe petitiotic.'"' Icqu red} Ssnator II>ybnrn. Wher-up.n tbe clerk anncu ced that tho ptti'.ions were algoed by 30,000 womea of Pennsylvania asklng for tbe adoption of an amendment, givlrg women the rigbt of (uflrage. A oomber of almilar petitlooa were prrssoted by other aeostirs. The resolotion arpropriatieg f05,000 ti Inveetigate prices and wagea, uoder tba dir.ction of tbe special committee Inquirlng Into tbe increasedcoat of liilog waa taken op. Senator Lodge explained tbat this money was necessary if the committee ascertained the facta and it conld not be done without thia money. The otacrvation of Senator Hair, sev? eral daya ago, that the infoimation ahe u'd bo obtained in time for use durlng tbe comlng congressional eiectlooa were read by Senatcr Overmao, wbo aaid be would i ct obj ct if ibe committee itaelf per fjrmed th* woik. At (he r qurat of .enBtor Money, the resolotion weot over uitll tomorrow. Oocafderaiion cf tbe rlvers aod har* bordbll was then re-uned. H0U8K. An at'ack frjm tbe democratic camp bAaed on a charge that Speaker Oaocon tefoie to ob-erve on* of tbe roles made a lively o.enlng number in ibe Hme to* day. Mr. Henry prcsented wbcthe aaid was a privileged reaolatlon declarlng: "I'hst tbe actfon of tbe apeaker in rt* fuaing each day to aice-taiu the appear ance ol a quorum before the readiog of tbejiornal of prcceediogs of tbe pre* vioui d?y isinjvlola'.lonof the mandatory provisioos ot rule 1 sub-divislon 1 and otber rulre and snbject to objectlcn and he is bereby ins'.rncted to enforce ibe o-sndate of sald rule." Mr, Payne (rep. N. Yr) flior leader nf the repubUcnf, msde the point tbat ihe rrsjiution waa oot one of special privllere. Mr. H'ory qu t-d (bese rulea aod made aa argtment in favor ol bisresola Uot. Speske* Oannon said tbat (he role ln* vo'ved wis adopt _ io 1789. Ia 120 ven'he qusalion brooght up by Mr. I. -nry bad cover been raised io tbe Hoose. "The speaker,'he cort'noed, "aa snmcB the prcsence of a quorom all tbe t me aod tb.t bas been tbe universal ptactice of the II me ln all tbe history ofthe republlo." He did cot decide Iu' eabmitted to the II lusethequeatioo with Mr. Oenry's resolution waa privileged. A roll call was ordered. The vote resulted a-es 120; rays 162, aad tbas tbe resohiton wbb declared to be cnt or crder. With the reso'u lon removed fr m cooBideratlon, the apeaker called op tbe re^u'ar progiamme of the day. A large cumfer cf pstitlo-a praying for women's saflragettea were preseoted. The Disorder in Cnlna. Peklo, April 18 ?The traitorona aoldiera who joined lbe riotera at Ohacg Sba aod permitted tbe burnlog of all foreign I u ldloga io tbe city, have been Bapplanted by otber troopa rnshed to the scene from Hankow and other nearby cities. If these troops remain loyal the gov* ernmert belfeves tbtt tbe wcrst of the oprislng ia over bnt tbere ia lbe graveat fear that they will follow tbe example of tbe oihere aod j .io in tbe aoti-foreign movemeot. The report that three American mli aiooarlia were drowoed wbile seekiog esctps In a ak'fl has not bren confirmed. The Esglish Foralga 0;ii:e has noti fied tbe government that it will hold Ohioa respoosible for a cootlcuUioo of tbe Obaog Sba tooblr, aod this will probably lead Ohloa to redoobled cfiotti tn sopprest the oprisiog. Londoo, April 18 ? The aitoatioa lo Ohsn/-Sba and Uonao provioceia mncb qaieter to:ay, accordiog to dispa'cbea from Haokow to the Rento.'a Niwa Ageney. Toe riogleadera of the ria t broke ont y-s'erday at Hsrkow have been execu ted by tbcaathoritiea. Tbe g)vernment is plaooiog o ralieve tbe rice fsmlne In Hooao privincej, wbicb Is beiieved to be ch'tfly respou sible for the uprisiog. New York Stock Market. New Yo-k, April 18.?Ihe-stock market opentd with a*trong tone. fractional advance* being made in nearly everytbinz traded in. 11 ?. w. -After Ihe first few minnUa an eaaier tone developed and price* in the later trading during the hour generally tended downward. Tbe leading railroad and indua trial* were *old at ?mail conceasione. Tbere wa* little chauge ia condition* dar ing the late forenooo. At mii-day tha nn?. kat waa ooderataly hesvy. SPECIAL SALE No. 3. TEA 8PCONS, Ruvantwd white. metal, warranted not to tiruish; waa 253 half dozen. For this week oolv 20 canta Only oue dc/.;n to eivh cuttomer. SPECIAL SALE No. 4. TABLE S i'OON.S ol the same dealgn anl ijuality aa above, 1 dozen to the package for 80c per dozen; waa $1.00. R. E. KNIGHT. ttli 623. f2.5 King Street. The Best of Everythinjr. IBESfi. -FOR POUSHING FLOORS TAYLOR'S PHARMACY 616 King Street. "The V.lvet Kind" Ice Cream used at our Bfda fouotain. X1IL LO^-]_On Fnday raornin? last, Vjn nortli Waahingtrn, between I'.n ee*?.ai,d I'ort ner's Brewery. a baby'* pearl aud ailver BATTLB. Iletuin toMfl north Wa-birigfa atreet and rea'ivc reward. iirlHiJ."' Traln VVreckeJ. ObicAjo, Ap:il 18 ? A etatemcrt wta issoed todsy by rfli:h:'ain tbe oBkco of the vlce-prtsident of the Iilnois Ceotral Railr. ad s'.a'lng that tbree tralomeo bad beeo kiiled or fatally ii jtued ln a wrtcfc of an Illlnois .Osctral traln near Jsck aon, Miaa., early n d-.y. On accocnt of the atorm s'mlh the wirea are rrippled and it Is difflcnlt ti get detailed infir mation. Acordirg lo lbe rflki la, Jocea Trolear, m?ll cletk, w? killad oot? right, snd Msil Olcrka Wccd end Lotta are reported kiiled. No paMengera were hu?t. Tho wrcck orcirred five miles north of Jarksic, lt 12;30 a. m. The accident waa ct u ed b j a laodalide. Seoator Aidrich. Provideoee, R. I., Aprii 18.?Under 06 circunDBtaocps will Henator Aldrlch again be a candidate for re-electioo. The pcsitlve st. tament waa made today by Ganeral Brayion, knrwn aa h; re? publican bosa of thtt Btef. II i givea the poor state of Adrich'a health as the rea son f( r his pnapptt ?e retiremert. Washington, D. 0? April 18 ?Tbe Immediate developement cf a new leader confronted the Sentt- tcday when Gen? eral Brajtin's s a'rmcot tbat Aldii h positively will Ml be a caodidate lor re electloo became known. The "Old Gu;rd," thoogh somewbat prepared for tbe newa waa clearly discoc certed by the pos tive manner io wbich Braytoo made (hesttt men'. The iosurgen's made lltlle rflhrt lo ccnceal their sstiaf-ction. In thn in sorg:utB wiog tbe p..ss!bility ol the piwer ofthe Senate psasing fr m the taaods of the "Aidrich ring" at the oeit stsslon ls conaidereJ.t-ong. Tbe ellmi oitioo of Aidrich frm tbe 6*oate wlll meao almcst a complete rccriai zilion as bis persoosl dominallun bas been ao far-reachlog that t r-II-c'ed every phaaa of Ihe Sanate's work. Snator Hsle ia "second in commanct" to Mr. A'dricb, bot Mr. Hale, t ?o, is in po;r bra th aod hat been u-iable toattend tbe seseions oa acconttot ill health durlng tbe laat week. Ifr, Lcdge ls looked upon as probably raokiog nrxt to Mr. Hale lo tie leader ahlp of tbe regolara. Oa tie ionrgeot side, it wai asld to dsy, Mr. Oommin*, of Iow?, ls probably the moat likely leader, as hi w u'd come nesrer ibao aoy i tber too tepresent tbe movemeot in its genersl pbase. Hutel Agalo Dyoamited 8a.lt Lske, Ut4.., Apll 18 ?The $2,000,000 Hotel Utah now lo coorse of coostroctioo, wssdynami(ed at 3 o'clock this moroiog, wreckiog a portloo of the ateel work aod hreakiog thoasaods of dollaii wtrb <t p'ae glasa io tta vlc'oity. ThUbtt I waa dynamted aboot two months ago. The aietl ls b*ing pot up by t.e Jones Coostroctioo Oompaoy of San Frarci'co, aod coo-uolto labor la being employed. Two Inches aod a quarter of rain fell arcuid LyncbburgSatarday nigbt, tbree fiftbs of an ioch falliog ln to mlnoie*. Tbe storm was accompaoied by an elec trical displsy which pn? a cuxbei of telepbooea out of commission. Klfiy yeara'experlence ol an Old Mnrae Mra. Winilow's Boothing Syrap ia Ua preecription of one of the beat fe_i*)e phyak tan* and nunea in the United K?stee, and ha* been naed for fifty y*ar? with never-fail* iog ?ucceaa by milliona of roother* for their childwn.lt relievea the child frrm pain corea tliarrucM, griping in the bowel*. and wind coUa By .jiving health to the child i; rast* the oiothar. Tww.t7.fly, mU t gj^