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THIS T1MES froUNDKD 1888. .
TI11U niBI'A'.CII FOUNDED 1SB0, WHOLE NUMBER 17,583. lil'CHMONI), VA., WKDNEvSDAY", APRIL 17, 1.907. PltlCE TWO CENTS. SOUTH FOR BBttN, SAYS MJQB luER Ex-Gov. of Virginia De clares Nebraskati is People's Ghoioe. JWANTS BRYAN IN NcXT UKcAl' FIGHT iDllic James Asserts Thal the People Are Still Loyal to Him, and Would Not Name Any Other Candidatc?Other Speakers at Jeffer? son Dinnei\ NKAV YOltK, April 16.?AVilli AVli llatn .1. Brynn na tho chief nttrnction tlio Dorhoeracy of Brooklyn to-nlght lr observanco of tlio anrilvorsary of tlu blrlh of Tlioi'.iaa Jefferson, engagod li nn tv thuslu.uio Democratle reunion anc demonstrutlon. The functlon was thc annual dlnner ot tho Brooklyn Demd cratlc Club, und tho rdprcaentatlvo foi lowcrs or /offeraon ln Urooklyn occu pled to over/lowing "Tho Assembly,' tlio largeat of tho city'a publlc dlntiit liulls. A call lo prominent Dcmocrats' ii muny titdies near aml dlatant wus ln cluaod In the nrrangemdnta for tln cclebrallon, and tho preaence ot man} of thoso lent pecullar intereat to tln dlnner. Foremo.it waa Mr. Bryan. who eonoludlng n day of vigdroua actlon Avhich ombrnced four publlc addr'CEsec vo? given a. splendid receptlon. am who dellvered a charactorlstlc dls coiirse, taklng for hls subject, "Thurria JtcfCoraon.' Many Southern Men. Mr. Bryan attended tlie early course of the dlnner nnd then hurrled away t> give two lccturcs in other parts o I'.rookln, to return later tn tbe evenlni ns the lust apeakcr ut tho post-prandla ejcarcisea. H, Hidea Mr. llrvan. the spenker.s m clinled Edward M. Shcpard, of N'c"\ York; Georgo Fred AVlllliims. of Man niicliuaetta: fornicr Governor .1. llog Tylor. of A'lrglnla; Colonel .lohn as Tomllnaon, of Alabama; Governor Kd ?wln Warflcld, of Maryland: Augustu fhoman. the playwrlght, and Congress tnan Olilc .lamea, of Kentucky. Othe guests were: James 11. Hk.unt, of Geor gla. formerly Unlted States judge ? tho Philfppinc lalands; C. F. Jlurphj tlio leoder of ihe Tnininany orgnnlzn tlon, and Lewia Nlxon. ono of th Democratlc leaders in Scw York. In ext'-nding the weleomo to th piic-Hta. Mr Wiepnrd paid a tribute t Mr. Bryan, whom he wclrnmed wlt lhe worihi thnt tlie Broo.kl.vn D?m? I'ratlc Cluh then nnd thero declared II strong aml loyal hope that Mr. Brya would lead the party In "190S. Cheei foiiowed Mr. Shopard'a announeiiinent Ex-Govornor Tyter. of Virginia, i lhe courae of a humorous speeeh. d< hlared that a revolutlon BUre'and pow crful la pulaatlng tho natlor.'a bosom "Xcvr Ishuos, or, rather, tho Inforcemer cf old oncar," Baid Major Tyler. "at Ktlrrinii tlie peoplo to tho stern rcalltff ln a grcnter degree than they have beo ytlrred for flfty years or more. and n thls Is the frult of thc seed uown ln IS! flnd ll'On, and kept allve ever slnce h Iho oloqunnce of William J. Bryan, grandson of Virginia, and encounigcd h the volco and mandate of Theodoi Itoosevelt, who wlli no doubt be ready 1 blacn hlm in nomination ln the next IJon ocratlc natlonal convention." Thla nlliifilou to a reoent meeting I the South, nt which a apeaker suggestc that Mr. Bryan should nomlnate M Jioosevelt for thor presldency, wus greetc wlth cheorlpg. The People for Him. Contlnuing, Major Tyler snid: 1 havo been nskod to say a word i ,to what tho people of the South thln nf Willlam Jennings Brynn, Tho inei tlon of hla name down thero la ns p< lent ln llashlng a magic apell of ei tliusinsni us it was in '90. Thla ls li illsputahly truo with tbe great niasa. nf the people. 'Tis tru'o that row ar then a fllekerlng flame of opppsltlc ivlll flnsh up ln some of the papers, b |t is nmuslng to seo how feobly tl fire huriiH nnd how poorly tho llani Hpread. Tlie opposltlon will bo n to InriiiK teinplo that will soon tunib imd bo burled In forgottnn graves. The Soutborn peoplo know what pn rlotism mcans nnd what olemonts on ptltuto. trun lendershlp. They rocognl thnt ln the boaoui of Wlllinm Jonnln Br.vnn thoro la greatcr love nml mo unsolfiab dovotlon to thn prlnclplos honost BtntesmanKlilp and Chrlstli herolsm than burns In tho breast nny llvlng statosman. Quotlng fu tber froin Governor Folk: "AVo love li: becnuso lils hands aro clean. hls hen ls puro and hla soul is not tnintod wl the acara of unearriod gold." AVo lo hlm ns the uncrdwriod hero. who nov tlres ln hla efforts to tour tho ahackl froin tho llmN of fettered hiimant We lovo hlm for hls paefulneas. I patriotism und hla tranacondont ubill We lovo nnd honor him, beciiuao in ho orlng hlm wo feol that we. honor ot aelves. Wo lovo him because of t lovo ho has In hls heart for uh.. Wl wO'ndcr wns lt that the peoplo of tl gTcnl natlon, from North, from Son from East and froin Wost, gatliot here ln tiila clty last Auwust lo gin him on lila return from lils tour of t world. What ivondor thnt whorover went ho wns nict by thn plaudlts tho peoplo of every natlon nnd bv< clltne. AVhen dld tho world ovor p ?tich respect to ono who woro not ( roynl robo or tho Inslgnia of rank? pleln nnd iinprntenlious private eltiz recolvlng thn homago of emperors n Kinds. nnd ynt n faeblo wall ls oc ' nlonnlly liiuird, domniidlng tlinl tho p, rle ninat kIvi^ up thr-lr poorloss lende hnt they must ooasa tholr elforts honor tlils grent nnd just mnn. i foremout bxpoundcr of tlie peppl rlghts on onrth. Thank God, thls club niul tliniiKni nnd mllllona of your follow Amorii votors will never forsnltc tho hani borno by Wlllinm JonulugB Uryan. A measngo from tho Southern I">on crnts waa dollrorod by ltepreaental OUlo .Tnnies, who ndded nn omplii word iu lielmlf of tho old Domocrn fRlth. "Wo would gunrd wllh vlgiln nnd courago," h,. nald, "StnteH' rig Hnd local Holf-govrumineiit, but' Soulhorn Democr&oy beiievos thnt Domocratlo piirty slmida ns tv gr filvldo botwoon nionopollatle gr t>n the one hunil and soelallstlu tond Olos on the othor." Mr. .Inniea hullcd Mr. Brynn ns i of thu plonoei-a of Iho Democn party, and uddod: "Tho Soulhorn ] mocrncy to-nlght gntliera nbout V Ilnm J, Bryan, nml from thn lilo^m flowers of Florlda to tho wnvllig h grnss of^ Kentucky, tho Demoerncv all Plxlo proclnlms tlmt It waats B on to lead In tho next great JU Tho Koulh anys of Brynn, 'For tv r long years wo have stooil ull kimtt wouthur. Imt ln ull thoso yoars Hr never broke hls voiv and wo wo (Contlmiuil o? Thlrt) I'agc.j CITIES Ai 1010 t Devastation on Mexican Goast Greater Than First Thought. EFFECT WiDESPREAD ANDTlUlNUSmtAGKb Entire Stretch from Acapulco to Salina Cruz Damaged?Loss of Life Considerable, but Hardly So Great as ?Was Feared at First. piTr OF MEXICO, Aprll 1G.?Ileavj oarthquakea shocks contlnuod on thi west coast untll *1 o'clock this mornlng L,alo news, from tho area of groates destruction ln the recent carthquaki shows that tho dovastatlon was greate; than at llrst supposod. Besldes the destruction of Chllpan clngo and Chilapa, It ls now ruportei that Tlxtla, between theso two cltlos contnlnlng about tlie same populatloi us Chilpanclngo, was nlso lovelod; Mos songcrs from tho coast who hnve renoh ed Chllpuncingo nlso say thut the town. of Ayulla and Ometepro havo beon de struyed. The Home of Dia?. Ayulla is -about fifty miles douth o Chllpuncingo, in tho State of Guerroro and some twenty mllos west of Aea pulco. lt is one of tho most liistori towns In tho ropubllc, for it was her tliat tho "plan of Ayutla" was con eclved, which cuusod tho revolutloi* mado a real ropubllc and developed th tahnts of a young ollleer named Por tirlo Dlaz, Tho populatlon of Ayutl is small. and lt Is thougrht that th loss of llfe thore will be inslgnillcant. Ometepro Is furthor south, nenr th boundary line of the Statos ot Guerrer and Onxaca. lt Is a town of abou 4,000 Inhabltnnts. Tlnpn, a town cighty milos west c Chilpanclngo, nnd nenr the bordor 1 tn of the State of Oaxuctt, ls also roporte damaged. The report from Chllpan clngo says that the whole of the wei coast from Acapulco, south to Salln Cruz, lhe Paclflc termlnal of tho Ti hunntepec Natlonal Itallway, has.bee badly darnaged. News Slow Coming. Owing to the rcmotcnes8 of tl points and to tlie fact that wlre an rall communication Is very poor, nev from the strlckon district comos vet slowly. Only ono wlro is worklng 1 Chilpanclngo, and that rather spa modically. Through the courtosy of tho offtco of tho Federal Telegraph Company, tl Asnociated Press was given the wi; to-day nt noon whlle lt was worklr through to Chilpanclngo. The operati tWere was 'questlonod as to the nun ber of cnsunlltes, but he declared 1 knew nothing beyond the fnct that 1 hnd seen nbout a dozen corpsos ar knew of some thlrty wounded. Many Reported Killed. A dlspateh to El Plasas, n dall paper which Is tho organ ot the Catht 11c Church in this city. from the Blshc of Chilapa, conflrms tho report of tl wldespread destruction ln thnt vlclnlt Fourteen aro reported to have bec killed In one Iiouho and the numbi of wounded is glven bb thlrty-nlne. In Tlxtla, It Is reported that tweli bodles have beon tnken from tho ruli nnd thnt twlce thnt number of w.oun< ed nro being enred for in torrjpornt structures erectod in the open cout try. Up to 4 o'clock thls mornlng tl shocks contlnued wlth moro or lo severlty nenr eiillpancingo. complo Ing tho -work of destruction nnd d strovlng-i many of thn most lmportni public bulldlngs of the city. Tho ne munlclpal palnco was badly shattoro Its predecessor was ievolod by i rnrthiiuake. foirr yoars ago, Tho ho pltal, schools nnd tho jnil nro in rulr Up to this time the numbfr of deatl roported ls thlrty-elght, and t' wounded ninoty-three. But in vlew later roporta It Is thought thnt tho flgures will fall for short of tho ro iiuiiiber of fatalltles. Submerged by Waves. lt ls reported that Acapulco w partlv submerged from the gro wnvo's which dnslied ovor tho broa wutor. Although no breath of wll wns stirring on the nlght of the dr shock whon tho earth began to trot blo. tlio sea was laslied Into, a fui mni ns tho shocks contlnued tho ha hor took on tho appearance of n t phoon-swopt oconn. Just how mu of iho port hns b<vn submerged Is n known. ,, ,*'?', ?_ Communication by rall wlth vo Cruy. Is entlrely cut off, owlng to l slnklng of rondheds on both tho Me loan and Interocennlc rtallways. Reports from iioarly all of tho lar cltles In tho southern part ot t republlc hnvo now boen received, n iilthoupii mnny of theso placon f the shock severely, no loss of lifo li boen roported nnd tlio proporty lt is Inslgnillcnnt. GIVESUP SOCIETY FOR BUSINESS LIF Miss Van Rensselaer Goes Ir Real Estate Busi? ness. (Kpeeinl lo Tlio Tlniua-DlKpalch.] KKW YQRK, April lll.-?Mlss Mnth Vun itonssolaor hns gono to work u renl ostato brolcor. Mlss Vun Konssohici* is a bud of proud old fntnlly that was powerful Mnnliuttnn lsland when New York ? llio Dutoh colony of Now Ainstord lier forofathcrs wero groat lund-owi beforo the llrst John Jncob Aator ho to buy. Bho ls thn duughter of J Htephen Vun Ronaselaor, who wus 1 iMiitlliln C. llooksolier. Al iho closo of tho lnst noclnl snni Mlss Viiii Konssolnor docldod to ni from tho world of soeloty to tho w of Inislnoss. Hho studled tho renl os situatlon tlioroughly, nnd it was not I bol'oro sho found tho sphero most agi able l'or her dobiil?tlio solllng und ri Ing of olty und country homes. ATLANTA MAN'S BODY IN BALTIMORE CRE BAI/riMOVtE, AID., Aprll IO.? body of Androw J, ^lllsti-d, of Atln 6ft.. was found ilmitlng ln tho hu' off Frotlorlck Htroot, thla city, to Mr. Mllsted, who formorly wns a co iiiiiimf.'icturer nf Atlnnta, dlsajipoi from hls hotel yosteriluy. Ilo haa I here nbout n month. 'Ho was ovor enty-ilve years of ? ttgo and ln fo health, Tjio polloo arg Uivoatlgtitlng JUST A FEW OF UNCLE SAMUEL'S MESSENGERS OF PEACE " ASSEMBLED IN HAMPTON ROADS OFF EXPOSITION GROUNDS TO MAKE PUBLIC mes of cies /Vlove to riave Contribu tions of Last Cam paign Published. G1FTS NOT BASED ON ANY PROMISLS Senator* Chandler Declares That This Was All the President ? Meant to Deny?Troup Charges That Cor telyou Deceived Roosevelt. ? E ito Iho NEW YORK, Aprll 16.?A rcsolutior to secure tho publication of the contri butlons mado to the Republlcan ant Democratic commlttoes at the last na tionnl canvass was offered to-day at i speclal meeting of the Natlonal Pub llclty Lm* Organizatloh. lt was en tirely unexpoctcd, and caused a livel* dlscusslon. The meeting had been called b; Prcsldont Peny Bo'lmont to furthor th movement for an effoctive natlona publiclty law, wblch would requlro i public record of campalgn contrlbutlon and expondltures. The reHOlutlon, wblc -was offered by Alexander Troup, o Conneotlcut. a member ol" tlie' Demo cratlc natlonal committee, requeste. the chairmen and secretarles of tho Re publlcan natlonal commlttees of th last natlonal campalgn to make publl all their roceipts and expondltures o the campalgn. Thls rcsolution was of fered by Jir. Troup, after lie ha quoted from a newspapcr dlspateh froi Washington, in -which lt wns state that Presidont Roosevelt wanted th campalgn hooks opened in tho nox natlonal canvass. Public Wants to.Know. "I think the public wants the book of thn last campalgn opened," oxelalm ed Mr. Troup, who ndded that in 190 the President had Indlgnantly donle tliat large sums of money hnd boe contributed to tho Republlcan campalg fund. At thls moment Senntor Chandlc interruptcd Mr. Troup. "I thlnk yo are doing tho President an injustlce, he sald. "I wish to appcar as hls dc fender In this respeet." Mr. Chandlc went on to explaln that what the Pres idont hnd doniecl wns thnt contrlbi: t'ons had been mnde on the strengt of promlse ?to do somothing "I nccept the corrcctlon." resuined Mi Troup; "but Mr. Cortolyou knew dlffei ontly. He should not havo deceived th President. He should have told hln What tho President clalms he was I utter Ignornnce of, tho chnirmnn of h natlonal committee knew nbout." Applies to Both. Mr. Troup then proceeded to offor h resolutlnn. At flrst ho included only tl Republlcan committee, but nt n suggoi tlon from a member thnt thls would 1: a pnrtlsan movemont, Mr. Troup changc his resolve so that it took In also tl Democratic Natlonal Commltteo. Th chango wns nccepted hy many membe: as belng wlsoly reasonable. Mr. Troup wanted the rosolutlon ndop ed Immcdlntcly, but several speakers o: pressed the oplnlon that hststy aotlt would not bo good pollcy. Evcntually compromlso wns roached, and the mntt wns referred to tho oxocutivo comml tee, wlth tho undorstanding that it wou make a report at somo futuro meetli of tho association, to bo called by tl preBidont. A statement that ho lntended to pros cute all pooplo who used large sums money nt tho r.ext election in his Stu wns. mnde hy Governor AVnrfloIcI, Marj'lnnd, In a vlgorous spoerh Gove nor Wnrilold doclared thnt ho stood fln ly opposcd to tho corrupt use of mon ln electlons. He sald he wanted a li passed In hls Stato Uinlting tho ninou of money which any cnndldnte could ui Mr. Bryan's Views. AVllllam J. Ilryan, tho principal speali at to-dny's meoting. urged the passa of n law by Conjrross providing for public declamtlon by tho donor and t reclplcnt of nll enmpalgn offcrlngs. I wanted nll vlolatlons of this law pu Ishnble ns crimlnul offonses, By tl menns nlone, ho hold, could the soci contrlhutlons glvon for a slnlster jn 'poso be stnmped out, nnd n groat hl drnneo tn honest politics he nrerthrov Other spoaltors wore Samuo] Gompe tlio prosMont of tho Amorlcnn lTedomtl of trfibor, nnd former Senator Olinndl of Now Ilnmpshlro. Plnns wero form for renowlng efforts at lhe next Congri of promlsos to do somethlng. EK Tlio ntn, rhor iluy, tton 11*0(1 leoil SOV ohlo WILL STUDY WORK IN OTHER CIT1E Dr. Levy to Visit NTew York Prepare for Health Cam paign Here. Thn llonrd of HPiillh of iho city Rlchmond hns jum nuthorlzod i i.-.-i Oftlcer Krnest C, Dovy to vlsit Now Y nnd other eltlos. whoro (ho war ugul tuboroulosls Ig bolng systomutlenlly c rled on by tlio muiilclpnllty. Dr. lio\ trlp will includu a study of tho p inllk prnhlein, thls aud tuboroulusls ing iiiBOpurnblo. After seoiiring tho formatlon ntlnlnnbla by hls observntl antl InvestlgiitlnnH, Dr, T.ovy und Bourd of llimlth will liiaueurate II t-ninpulgn to prevent tho siireud of tul culnslg ln thls city und to (ront th iiiliiciod wlth tho dlsoiutn nml scurcg thom ut fnr us practlonblo, ?Passenger Representalivcs of the Pennsylvania System Are at the Jeffenson. CONVENTION AT OLD POINT Will Be Entertained at Luncheon at Commonwealth Club To-Day. ;1 il d A party of dlstinguishod rallroad men, composlng tlie Association of Pas aenger Representatives of tho Pennsyl? vanla System, arrived ln the clty from AA'ashington last night and are regls? tered at tho Jefferson Hotel. 4 There aro nearly flfty olllcinls of tho f] system in tlio party, and they aro the guests of tbo Itlchmond, .Frederlcks? burg ftiivl Potomae Kailroad Company. They are en route to Old Polnt, where to-morrow they will hold an annual convention, though their presence here ls ptirely for pleasure. The party stopped over in AVashlng? ton, where they were met yesterday by Traffic Manager AVnrren P. Taylor, of the Itlchmond. Frederlcksburg and Po? tomae Kailroad, who accompanled them here on a special traln. Tho visitors, whoso olfices nre scatter ed all tlie way from St. LoiBh to AA'osh. lngton, will be drlveri ovor the clty to-duy in chargo of Mr. Taylor ind other local rallroad oflleers, and ln thi afternoon will bo tendered a lunclinor at the Commonwealth Club. This wll bo an Informal affalr, but sovoral prom? inent men, Incliiding Govornor Swan? son nnd Mayor McCarthy, will mako nd dresses. Those in the Party. A full list. of the members of thi party follows: Pennsylvanla Llnea?E. A. Ford. pas sorigcr traflle innnagor, Pittsburg Kamuel Moody, general paaaengei agent, Pittsburg: J, D. Modlsette, as slstant genoral passenprer agent, Pltts burg; R. A. Lipp, assistaht to #onorn passonger agent, Pittsburg; C. li. T.oek wood. general passenger agent, Granc ltnplds and Indlana ltallrond; J. M Chesbrough, general passonger agent Vnndnllii I.lno; C, U Klmball, nsslst ant general passenger ngent, Chlcago G. AV. Wecdon, asslstant general pii.s senger ngent, Clnclnnnti; AV ,W. Hioli urdsoti, asslstant goneral passongo ngent Indlanapolls, Ind.; J. K. Dll lon, asslstant ncting genoral passonge ngent, Clovoland: b. B. Freomun; us sistant acting general passenger ngent Columbus; C. 11. Ilagorty, dlstrict uus senger agent, I.ouisvlllo; 11. A. Froneli dlstrict paasongor agent. Cambr|dg< O.'i C. C, Halnes, dlstrict paasongo ngent, I>nyton, O.; V. A. Btiuchoits, dls trlct passenger ngent. Tolodo, O,; I' AV. Connor, dlstrict passonger ngent Pittsburg; Geo. O, Boltzhoovor, dlstrlo paasongor agent, Cltlcngo; II. n. Betit lv, general baggago agent, Plttnburg F. It. Kaholmnn, advertising niniuigei Pltisburg. ?' . Alllllnted l.lnes?II, A. Itlddlo, G. V. A Cumberland Vnlloy Rnllrond, Phlluile phlai II. M. Smith, tl. P. A., I.ong Ishiti Bullronil New York; Charles M. Mark Itntp, fl.'P. A., Anolior bluo, New Vor* B B Cooko, Trrillic Manager, New Yorl Phlladelphia nnd Norfolk Ballroad. Noi folk; ti. AV. Wliitera, G. P, A., Tolpdi I'eorla and AVeatern ttnllrond, Peorli Georgo F. Farrlngton, Gonerul Ageii Caniinlla Imie. ludiiimipolln: F. AV. A\ II hlusiui. G. F. nnd T. A., Clnelnnatl nii Miisltlrigum Valloy Rgllroad, Clnclnnut A B l.angdon Trnltto. Munngor. l.or lalniu'l ltiillrnuil," New York; T Murrtor: G P and F. Am Baltimoro, ChoMupeal nnd Atlnntle Bailwuy nnd Hltmmur Bino Bttltlmoro, ,, . i ,-, ,?,? Pennsylvanin Ballroad-.1.,11. Won, paafiongar iraflle maiinger. 1 lilludnlplil; CloorHci \V. Hoytli Solteral pussnngv agent, l.'bllndel|iblu; lt. M. I'llo usa a ni general paaseiiger ngent, Plilliulnlpliif c .stiidds, ICaatorn paasongor ugim Now York; George M. Hoberla, puasei ger Bgont, New Fngland dlstrict, Ho; ton: WUH. '.n I'odrlck. Jr,, puasmigi ngent, iAIIddlo Dlsti'U't, Phlluilelphl) Hugh lIussoii..lr? pnssenger agent, Bu tlmnt'i' illatrlet, Baltimoro; B. M. Now bold, pansoilger ngelit. houtheiistern illi trlct, AVtishlugton: T. 15. Wall, paasei ger agent, Westorn dlstrict. l'lltsliuri B P Kr.'tsor, passenger ngent. Buffu (listrict. Phllnilelpliln: J, B. Frringo Jr., dlvlshm tlcket ngent. Pennsylvun Ballroad Dlvlalon, Plillnilolpliln; fleort B. 1'otrler, dlvlalon tlcket ngent, P, & AV. Kr-ll., I'hHnddll'hln; lt. ,1. llolon dlvlalon tlcket ngent. W, .1. & 8. U. r to .(Cdntlnueil un Socond Pajro,). It is a,- striking^.-coincldence that while th<3?Natlonal Peacc-Ctongress is ir the mldst" of'lts 'deliberatlons in Now York there should nssembii- ln a nearbj port of the nation a.far'different agenfiy of peace,. nnd of ,war?thc..most powerfu floot df battlcshlps tliat ever floatod In Amerlcan wators. ITourteon great Iron clads of the most formldable and modern type, to say nothlng of crulsers and tor pedo boats, awalt the op-enlng ot the. Jamestown Exposltlon, Aprll 2Gth. II REPBESENTED ON POLICE BOARD? Monroe and Clay Left Out it ' Latest City Dircctories Are Correct. INTERESTING POINT RAISED If Members Do Not Live in Wartis They Rcprescnt Of ficcs Are Vacant. If tho latest dircctories of tho city mny bo relicd upon, tho dlstrlbution of Po'.ice Commlssionors among tho several wards is fnr from oqual. and nt lonst two wards havo no reprcsontn tivo on tlio Board. Accordlng to dlroc tery stntetnonts ns to rosidonces, throo of tho commlssloners roslrto In i.eo \\rni*(l. two In Mndlson. ono ench ln Jefferson, Marshnll nnd llonry, and rono In oither Monroe or Clay. If It bo true that rommlsslnnors rosldo in wards othor thun thoso they woro chosen to ropresent, they vncato tholr ofhees by vtrtiie. of such fact, in lhe oplnlon of Kome lnwyers. As n rnnttor of fnct thoro nro still elght commlssionors, Mr. MeCnrthy who wns elected for olfl .lackson Wnrd holdlng to tbe ond of hls torm, dosplti tho fnct thnt ho wns loprislnted Intt Mndlson Wnrd, which Comnilsslonei AVntson M. Myers roprosents. Mr. Mo Curthy's torm will sonn oxplro nnt thoronfter thero will ho but sover commlssionors. Commlsslonor A. D. T.nnderkln re sldes nt 1011 AVest FrnnHlIn Street Commissioner XV. T. Itoed, accordlng ti tho latost telephnno dlreetory, resldei nt 1016 Wost Franklin, dlngonnllj neross tho stroot from Mr. Duivlorklii nnti Mr. Thomns AVhlttot rosldos n 712 Wost Orncn Plroet, accbrdliig t< tho city dlreetory. Mr. AVhlttot, niembor fnr Monroi AVnrd, ronts a room nenr Pirst nm Wnrshall Ptroots, nnd, II Is rollnblj stntod, clnlnis a resldenco thoro. Mr Ttooil formorly reslded In duy AVnrd but is now n rosldent of Don AVnrd Thls resldenco ls snid to tonipornry II belng undorstood thnt ho is hiiilrt ing n nnw homo ln Clay AVnrd. Provision of Charter, Tho provlsion nf tho ehnrtor ns t eltgllilllty of i'oinuilssloniM\s ls plnli ll wns eltocl nt somo length nnd con strued hy Olty Attorney Henry lt. Dol hird In tho cnso of Pollco Corrhv-lHalou or Oenrgo Alnslle, who ri'sign tn ru l'or Oominonwenlth's Attornoy lu 1001 Tho question ln thnt cnso was whothe tho Council mlght lonvo a vnonney fo n few niontliH or spoelfllenllv nnti July 'lst. or whether It wbb nuiiiihitnr upon that body to olect a conunls slonor fnr tho iinexplred torm. Section 81. of lhe Charter of tli city of llliihniuiid, so I'ur as lt aji plies to lius enses ln polnt, rouil thut ?'If nny iiiciuhcr of lhe llonril ot I'dllce t'oiuiiilnnloiU'1'M ;?Unll rcsiiiii, (Contlnued on S?i;pnU Pajjo.) OESfHt Reported Break in the Syndicate antl Changes in Union Pacific May Result. HEAVY LOSERS BY PANK Crash in Stocks Which Follo\vc( Harririian's Testimony Fclt Most Kecnlv. LSpeeinl to Tho Tlmos-Dlspnt.ch. 1 NEW YORK, Aprll lii.?Wall Strec was interested to-day In a rtimor that split wns pendlng in the group of ilnar clers that hnve for soverttt years bee known as tho Harriman Symllcnto. Th split would result ln Important changi in tho Dnlou Pac.lflc Kailroad, so lon domlnatcd l?y E, H, Murrlmnn. Aocording to tlio roport, tlioro hnd bee u linlng-up of tho members of tho syi dlcato, wlth Henry C. Frlclc, Jncob l Schifr nnd AVllllam Rockefollor on li one sldo, ns fiivorlng a chutigo ln tl mnmigenient, und wllh Mr. Jinrrimn und II. II. Hogors opppsod to tlietn. ui wanllng thlngs to remain ns thoy ar ISver slnco Mr. Harriman guvo hls no fainoiis testimony beforo tho Inlortstu, Coinrnoico Commission, which was fo lowoti by a crash ln stocks, nnd esp cially lu UnlQh Paoitlo shares, ctiimlnn ing In iho panlo of March litli, It is sa tlmt thero hnve boon muttet*lngH In tl llnri Iniitn ctimpi Tlio pnnle resiiltod ln vory henvy loss to many men who wore supposou to closo frlends nnd followors of tho llnri man group, nnd these losses ttru thotig tu hnvo oxtimded to sonio ol' thnt groi itself. Tlu. jioi-if inllylng powor of [Jnlon I'.u lii- stock in tlio mnrket hns been a iiiatl of Ronoral nhserviitiuii ln Wull Streot av slnce tlio pinilo, aml it has been oft suggosloil thai thoro wns nppdronl ?'miiiii'lhlng hnnglng over ii." NEGRO ISHANGED AND BODY RID0LE1 Mvirderer of Seven Persons Takt from Deputies and Lynched. KODA, LA., Apill lfi.-Tho s.-.|itel tlio shootlng of five whlto men aud t\ lio'tiroos nt Blllllclo, l,a., Sunday wns tl lyiu-hiug of the nogro, Charlie gtrntii in -nt* horo to-dny. Muskod nn n t0' him. uway from doputles wlm lutd u I'l-sted hlm, aud lt ls sald tliat tho de utios nlfcVc.d no roslsiiinre. Tho nog wus Inuiged to n treo, nftor whloh mu shots were llred into hls body. Ile w cli.nged witli ussault iiiinii ii whlto w m.-iii. Thls wns tho socond attempt Ut t dnys lo lynch Htr-iuss, the llrst ono, Su dny night, having resiiltod in tho scrlo wouiiillni;- ot' Ib'o whlte ineji. Strnuss li boen tnken from tlio Hunklo jall, u esi-uiiotl In tho durknous whllo his cu tora wero shootlng ut rar.aoin, lt nlso ullegetl tlmt negrot** fuod Into i ,. biicliliu; patU. BE MBEifl QNGt Now the Time to Spend Cash Advertising Richmond. GREAT MEETING OF BUSINESS MEN HELD Chamber of Commerce Appoints Enthusiastic Committees to Canvass City for Com pletion of Thirty Thousand-Dollar Fund. ' "I enn't nt'c you untll Thiirmlny) I have promlscd thc Chamber of Com? merce ti> Npi'iid all of lii-iuorrow help Ing to riiiNc thut 9U0,(inn for ndvertlfllng Illclimoiiii, nnd wc are ?<>lng to rnlac 11, too. Don't you fall to rcmember thut." Thoso woro tho words hurled over the ' telephone wlres by one of tho commlt tcemen yesterday when a friend trlod to mako a buslness engngementl wlth hlm for to-day. Othor commltteemcn ? wero equally empliatio ln expresslng their determlnatlon to ruah to suceeas the work that wna ycatorday morning placed upon them nt a meeting of the Chamber oC Commerce held to conslder wnys and mcans to cotlect the fund for adrortlsing purposes, and to do lt quickly. Those Present. lt was a spoclal meeting that was j called for 10 o'clock, and thore was n goodly attilndnnee of enthusiastic bus? lness men. who took tbo matter up ln a pay that mennt complete succesa - from the very start. Somethlng over $1S,000 had already been subserlbod to tho frrnd, nnd at this meeting nlnetoen committees wero appointed to go out this morning, thoroughly canvass thfl clty and ralso the othor $12,000. and be dono wlth lt. Short but enthusiastic tnlka were made by level-headed bus Iness men. Some of the committees'dld , not walt for tho morrow, but got to work nt once, nnd then lt Avas decided tb do the buslness ln two days, count? ing yesterday as ono of them. Among those present wero the fol lowlnir: James B. Gordon, president: Coleman Wortham. E. G. Eelgh Charles RyJand, V. L. Conqueat, R. S. Tuek, Thomaa S. Armlstend. Gilmcr Mlnor. ,T. Dnuglns Eecky, Edward Quarles. L. . H Jenklns, Joacph Montgomery. G. G. Valcntlno, John S. Freeman, Eugcnc C Massie, Tueker Carrlngton. Joseph p' Sadler. Satnuel K. McKee. socrotary Y M C A.: Jacob Ganj. Basll Gwath mey.'stcwart Bryan. S. H. Hawes, Lewls C. AVlllIams. Samuel T. Pulllam. ?"TR-J. Bennolds, Jackson Guy, Judg* George L, Cbrlstlan, AV. Delllo Suthor land. M. M. McGulre. S. W Meek Henrr AV. Wood. Norinan F. Short. W. W. Hardwlcke, Horbort O. Funston. M. C. Patteraon. James B. Cannon. Jamog B. Elam Henry Landon Caboll, John (kol. t WBllams. O. J. Sands. Dr. Pau.ua Trvlnir T. M. Wortham, Joseph Bryan. I?.' B. Mldyette. John H. Mon toguo.N. W. Bowe. Arthur L. Plcasants. History of the Movement. The meeting was called to order by President Gordon nnd Mr. Coleman Wortham, genoral chairman oftho commltteo appointed several raotiths ago to ralso the $30,000 neoded waa called upon to glve an account of hla stowardship. Ho roported tbat tha sum ot $1S,300 had been \utbscrlbed, but no very earnest efforts had been mado for some weks past. Contlnu lug, Mr. Wortham gave a hriof his- . tory of the movement to ralse nl ad? vertising fund, and snld: , "Thero has never bofore beon such a tlmo for the ndvancement of tho ln terests of our city as now, and what Ls going to be dono toward reallzing our position must not be postponed. "Tho Clty Councll, renlizing that tho Chnmbor of Commoroo Ib tho rcpre sontatlvo body ln Bichmond, havo turned over to It tho entire charge of tho Rlchmond bulldlng at the Jnmeatown Exposltion, and lt now ro mnins for us to show what success avo will make of tho responslbtllty thrust upon us. "Whnt we want now are volunteors, men who aro wllling to give up their tlmo and energy toward comploting tho subscrlptlon, whicli will forward our i.'ominoii Intorcsts, and whicli will ho ot materlal advantage to tho mnnu facturer and retnller nllko." .Alr. Wortham then oiitllned tho sys? tem whereby the clty had beon divid? ed into dlstrlcts, nnd gavo a glow ing arcoiint of what hnd already boen nicompllslieil by the suboommltteea ln the Held. Ho further anld Ihat owlng to the limlted time In whlch tho mon hnd worked thero wero thousands of peoplo In tlio clty wllling to glvo who had not been npproaehed, aud that tho retnll mer? chants. wlio will reup tho moat bene 111 froin the extenalvn ndvnrtlsement of thn clty, hnd not been asked to con trlbuto, "Warming-Up" Speech.' Mr, AVorthnm waa folio wed by Mr. B. S. Tuek, wlio made a "wartuiiiK-up" apooch, ileeluiing that the giitberlng of buslness men wus thnro to rnise tho needed money. Ho hopoil every one present Imd eumo wlth the intentlon of glving hls tlmo nnd energy to Blc:i. nionil's Interest. "Not to-morrow, not thls afternoon, but now," sald 'dr. Tuek, "let's every ono detortulllQ to (TO into thls campaign wlth a do-nr-dle splrit, whlch will result In tho comple< llon of tliis fund when tho comm||. tees report to-morrow. "Baltlmore Is to Imva a bulldlng at iho exposltion, nnd, gcntlemen, l iril: you thls iitiestlou, How much of thls forelgn trtuto whleh will be brought to Vlrglnia will go to Klehmond? "Baltltiiore will do her best to mp turo thls trade. whleh rightfully be longa tn us, nnd It Is up to us lo ?of.< tlmt sho doea not get lt. and I there fore ?n\ tlmt It ta up to um, ns r?pre BOntlllg RlohmoniVs lntoresta, to ralso thla fund at once." Mr, J. Douglna I.ecky supplcmented tho remarks of Mr. Tuek tn saytltlf that ho Jolned hands wlth hlm In hla endenvor to ralse the fund at once, nnd stated ln an emphaUo munner, "l anii rendy and wllling to start work at' once, and will see evwry person uqs-.