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TIIE DISPATCH FOUNDKD 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 1.7,850. RICHMOND, VA., SATURDA V, b__HRUARY 29, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS. TO AGREE Bi PI Delegates Struggle All After? noon With Problem; Then Lay It Asidc Till To-Day. CAMPBELL CASE WAS WRONG, MEMBER SAYS Committee Firids Blackstone Giiilty of Gross Immorality and Ncglect of Official Duty. Extension or Extra Session Will Bc Nece.s-rarv. Committee's Report. "iy concliision, the COMMIT? TEE IS OF OI'I.MON THAT THK FACT8 STATED IN THIS ItKI'OHT IIEO.I llll". THEM TO HECOM.MBND, THAT PROGEEDINGS HE TAKEN HY TIIE GENKHAL ASSEMtlLY POU THE IIKMOV.il, OF J. W. O. BLACKSTONE FROM THE OFFICE OF Jli'D'JE BECAISK OF OUOSS I1DIOKAMTV AND OF NKC-I.BCT OF OFFICIAL DUTY, AS 8IIOWN IN THIS HF.POIIT. "THK COMMITTEE HECOM.1IENDS THE ADOPTION OF THK JOINT KKSOHJTION IIKIIIJWITII SLII MITTED." (Sl-rned) Eogene C. Mnsnle, Hlll Mmitii-rur, ?ln*. n. <'nliii.. .1. B. Thrlfi. W. C. I'lllIlHIII. .1. II. t.llll-HOOll, W. K. Ilnrri-u. II. < . l',-iilli.-r?toii. T. II. Edivnrdn, \lil.-n 11,-H. it.i-.rM.li Page, \V. T. Oliver. USINO as a basls for actlon the report of Ita Commlttee for Courts of Justice reeommend lng thc removal of Judge .1. W. O. Blackstone. of the Eleventh Judlclal Clrcult, for "gross immorality an<l neglect of oftlclal iluty," tho Houso of Delegates spent yesterday afternoon discusslng a method of procedure In the matter, nnd Incldentully took up the questlon of an extraortllnary or extended scs slon of the General Assembly. When the body at C o'clock adjourn *?<) tlll 10 o'clock thls mornlng there wuh nothlng to Indlcate a clarlflcatlon of th* sltuation us to elther subject. aiul owing ti? thp faet that on Hatur ?<iny.-? and Momlays the attendam.-e ot members Is always silm, ll ls expected that further debate will go over untll Tuesday. Bottle Between Lnwyrrs. It was a battle between lawyers, and though the questlon of an extended or nn extra sesslon was closely Inter woven wlth the main Issue, the sur facc showed the chlef difference to be as to whether precedonts in tho Stevens and Campbell cases should bo followed, or whether thero should be another lnqulry bt.ore a Joint com in.ieo of the two branches. after ser vlco of tho twenty days' notlce upon the accused Judge. Mr. Withers. of Xansemond, led the fight for the latter course, and he had ablo support from many of hls col Icagues. Tho report of thc committee. signed by twelvo out ol the thlrteen mem? bers. found Judge Blackstone guilty on tho charges Indioated ahove, and tho flndings wero accompahled by a resolutlon calling for removal by a concurrent vote of the two house.--. after glvlng tho twenty days' notice prescribed in sectlon 101 of the Con? stltutlon. Hon John R, Kew. of Ac? comac, the other member of the com? mlttee, did not sign the report, as, coming from Judgo Blackstone's coun? ty. ho felt somo embarrassment in dealin^ wlth the matter. It may be stated, however. that Mr. Rew wlll r.ot present a mlnorlty report, and that he refralned from slgning ihe paper presented by hls colleagues only on account of tho delicate position in whlch ho f.nds himself placed. Comnlrv Questlon. , Tho debato over tho questlon of pro ceduro may take up all of another day and when this Is flnally settled, if the report of tho commltteo is adopted, Judgo Blackstone will have twenty days from that tlme. at thc end of whlch perlod a vote wlll, be taken In tho two houses on thc qu'e3tion of re? moval. Mr. Withers takes the ground that to glvo a man notice to appear and show catiso why he shall not be re? moved from offlce, and then provlde no trlbunal before whlch he can show such cause. Is absurd, and that the proper method is to requlre Judge Blackstone to appear before the joint Commlttee for Courts of Justlce of the two houses. He cohtands that the pro ceduro In the Campbell case was im? proper and uneonstltutlona], ln tliat a commltteo from only ono branch of the Oeneral Assembly heard the testlmony. and that the lindlngs would probably have been upset hnd an appeal been taken to the Supreme Court on a writ of prohibition. Tho Courts of Justlco Committee through Colonel Massie and others, an? swer that all that is now necessary ln order for the General Assembly to proccod properly to the consideration of tbe remova] resolutlon Is to give .Tudga Blackstone twenty days* notlce nnd thon awalt the expiration of that tlm*. In all thls controversy over thc mode of procedure there ls burled away Komewhero the vory interesting ques? tlon of whether thero wlll be an extra or an extended sesslon, nnd on thls there ls sharp dlvlslon In both branchos. It is "up to" the Leglsla? ture on thls polnt, however, and onel course or tho other will suroly be adopted. AVhut Report Contulus. Barrlng tho charges of "gross Im? morality and negloet of offlclal duty,' the report of the commltteo Is favor abje to Judge Blackstone. It mlght be sald that these ure bad enough, and, lndoed, upon ihem hls removal is re commendeil, but thero aro' many other oounts in tho Indlctment of tho Ellza fceth Clty county petitioners, on all of (Continucd on Third Page.) ATTEMPT ON SHAH'S LIFE 'I'itii lloinlm Tlirow n nl ill*. Aiilomohlle uud Thr.-e O-ilrltlerii Killed. TEIIKIIAN, PEIttflA. I'.-bruaiy 'it.-*? , An aiteir'pt wus made ln tnis city thls afternoon to assfiaaftiate the HhHii of Perxla hy a hoinb. lils Majesty wus 'not liuri. Three of the otitrl.lers who I were nicoiuprinylng him at the timo were killed. The Shah owes hls oscape to the I prei.nutlons taken to protect hlm from |Just such .'in attempt. lle was on hlf way lo n nenrby town, vhere he In l t' nded to pass a few days. The pro I cesslon had left Ihe palace and wus i traverslng a nnrrow street when two j boiiibs were hurled down at It ficiin I tlie roof of a lioiue. one exploded ln . (lie alr, hut the otlier struck the i ground near Ihe Shah'fl nutonioblle. Thls mlssll" ln explotflag killed thi i threo outrlders. wounded the chttuffeur ' und n seore of bystnnder.-i, nud shatler i -<1 tho vehlcle. The Shah, however, was not lu lt 1k ? autornobile. He had taken tho prpcautlon to send tho motorcar on nheud mid rlde hlmself In a carriage further In tlie rear of the procession. Tlie motorcar was a closed one. and It wus thought that the sov erelgn was inslde. As soon as thc Shad heard of the oxploslons he allghted hurriedly from lils carriage and c-ntererl a neighbor Ing house. lU-ro he remalned quietly whlle hls ,iitieii'lant? sent word for u detachment of troops, The soidien; were hurrled to Ihe scene and forln ed ln front of the house wh-*re thc Shah wny. He then came out Rtid, ?ur '?'"iinded bv u hlir bodyguard. returned t'. the palace. Th? house from which tlio hombi were Ihrown and the bulld? lngs nearl.y were senrched bv the po? lice, but no arrests wore made. rijnnmltr Romb at Preildent. BUENOS AYRES, February 28.-?A dynamlte bomb was thrown to-day agalnst a carriage In which President Alcorta was drlvlng, but failed to cx plode. Four persons were arrested, charged wlth compllclty ln thc plot. HURLS BOMB AT PRESIDENT \ntlvc Argenllnnn Mnkm Futllr Effort tp Klll Presldent Alcortu. BUENOS AYRES, Februnry -.'S.?Dr. Joso rigneroa Aleorta. Presldent of thc reptibllc, early thls evening waa the object of an dbortlve attempt ut as sasalnatloh at the hands of a natlve Arg'entlnan. Ha hurled a crnde bomb at the President as the latter ailghted from hls carriage In front of hla res? ldence. The mlsslle dld not expIodC. The mlscreant, who ls believed to be Insam-. was arrested, and three other persons who were actlng in a suspl cloua manner also were taken Into cus? tody by the police. Dr. Aleorta was not at nll perturbed. He conslders the actlon that of an Insam- man. The followlng otllclal statement re gardlng the occurrence was glven out nt the resldence of Presldent Alcorta to-nlght: "Hls EXcellenCy was allghting from a carrluge ahoul rt nVlock thls even? lng. when an Indlvidual who after? wards was identltied as an Argentine of mlxed blood named Solono Itegls, .Iropped a bomb at the President's feet, whlch, happlly, did not explode. Dr. Alcorta wlth great coolness promptly klcked the infernal machine away from hlm, whlle hls ald-de-camp, Captaln Anabla. selzed the criminal and prevented lils oxeape. The poip-fl im niedlalely procured a pail of water. into which they placed tbe bomb, whlch emltted a sulphurous odor. "Presldent Alcorta meantime had turned fco e-.po.itulate With his would be assassln. but Owing to the possl billty of the bomb stlll, explodlng he was gently forced hy hls ulde-dc-camp upon the poreli of lils residence. The police afterwards arrested three men prowllng in the nelghbnrhood a? sus plclous characters. The bomb was made from a common paint ran, and is believed to contaln about ten kllos of exploslves. The otitrnge is not be? lieved to have any speclal slgnllicnnce." EVANS EXPRESSES THANKS Cordla] Exchanges Between Admiral and I'rcHldent of IVru. LIMA, Fobruary 28.?Presldent Pardo vislted Admlral Evans on board the rtattleshln ConnectlciU last nlglit. As lie pass:-d down the pler to take a launch to the war-shlp. a large. nurn ber of Amerlcan sallors and marlnes formed .n two lines and greeted hlm witli enthuslastlc cheerlng. Presldent Pardo was received on board the Con nectlcut by Captnln Osterhaus. Later Ue went to Admiral Evans's quarters and spoke to the commander-in-chlef, In conver&atlon wlth the Presldent of Peru. Admlral Evans said: "I thank Your Excellency in my name! and iu thnt of tho American people for thc splendld demonstratlon that has j been glven our tltet during its stay in j Peruvlan waters. I have communicated to the United States a recital of tlie sympa thetlc receptlon glven us upon all sldes. I have wlth me 10.000 men, I who, when they get home. will glve j verbal report of all that hns passed' on the Paclllc. Thls, eoupled with my I othcial commiinicutlons. will permlt oun people to comprehend the character of i your noble and hospltable nation." Admlral Evans proposed thc health1 of Presldent Pardo. the Peruvlan Con- j gress. the chlefs of the Peruvlan navy, and the entlre Peruvlan people. Presldent Pardo replled as follows: "I thank you deeply for the klnd words you have just uttered. speaking for myself, for the government, ro> tlie oflicers of tlie Peruvlan navy and for the Peruvlan people. The atten tlons with whlch your fleet were. re? ceived here were not only a national courtesy, hut they were a spontuneoin demonstratlon of the sincere and old frlendshlp which unltes our two coun trles, I rojolce to seo tlie people of Llma fraternizing wlth tho brave sall? ors from your vessels. I gloiy that the exeeutlon of tlie Panama Ca'nal, to whlch President Roosevelt has dedl-1 cated his best efforts. intelllgence and' energy shall be connected ln history wlth his name." President- Pardo then proposed the health of Presldent Roosevelt, the American natlan and tlie admirals nnd oflicers of the fleet. He exprossed the hope also that Admlral Evans would recover promptly from his Indlspoal tton. l FOR BRYAN DELEGATES PInna Put on Foot for Active Cniupnlgn lu Slnte of Maryland. BALTIMORE MD.. February 2S.? Tho executlvo eoinmlttee of tho Mary? land Democratlc Association, tho Stato organlzation In the interest of Willhini .1. Bryan, mot to-nlght nnd appolnted a committee of 100 citlzens of Balti? more and each of the countles of the State to tako chargo of a campaign to socure Bryan delegates from Mary? land to ihe Democratlc Natlonal Con? ventlon, to bo.held in Denver lu July. The flrst meetlng of tho committee of 100 is to bo held ln this olty on Thurs? day, March G|h. | -??? MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE' WILL ATTEND I.AL'NCHIXC. fFrnni Our lto.;,,|ni. f*or"'"mn.iil>i.it I ' WASHINGTON, D. C. February 28.? The d-rellct destroyer whlch tho gov? ernment Is bulldlng nt tho Norfolk Navy Yard will bo launched on the 18th of March. She will bey christened by tho granddaughter of Colonel "P.ite" Hepburn, ohalrmnn of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commorce of tho Houso, and nll tho members of, tho committee aro nlnmiiner t-? i.'i^-d tho laiinclilng, whlch will bo the occa? slon of tlio honorlng of lils granddaugh? ter, who ls hlf, sptTcIal pet. BRABLEY ELECTED IFTHUK FIGHT Six Weeks' Deadlock in Ken? tucky Legislature Broken in Republican Victory, VOTES OF DEMOCRATS MAKE RESULT POSSIBLE Four of Those Who Had Refused to Support Beckham, Go to Republican Ex-Govcrnor and Stick to Him, Scenc of Ex citement. FRAXK FORT, KV.. February 28.? Amld scones of wlldest exclte inent, former Governor Wllllam O'Connell Bradley, Republlcan, was to-day elected Unlted States Senator Co succeed James 13. McCreary. Bradley's term of slx years wlll be? gln on March 4, 1909. Ho received slxty-four votes, four of whlch were east by Democrats opposed to former Governor Beckham, leadlng Democratlc eandldato for Senator, who was In dorsed for the oillce at .the Stato prl marles. The four Democrats wero sur rounded by parly frlends and urged to wlth.lraw thelr support from Brad? ley and le-elect Senator James JI. Mc? Creary or any Democrat they mlght name, but the four men declared that thr proposal came too late. The Demo? cratlc leaders even prorr.ised a caucus to select a candldate. to which the name of Beckham would not be pre -eni-il. The nallot as east resulted ?is follows: Bradley, 64: Becktiam, ir>; James. 15; McCreary. 10: Mayo. :.; Allen. 2: Smith. .'; Peak, 2: Newman. 1: Hunt, 1: Lllis ton. 1: Stnnley, 1; Blackburn. 1: Can trlll. I: Ellls, 1; Cammack, 1; Sulllvan. 1; McEleroy. 1. Thro^r tltt Party Shncklc*. In a : pcech ncceptlng hls electlon, Bradley promlsed to use every effort as Senntor to procure thc repeal of the 5-cent tax on tobacco. Representatlve Lllllurd was the only one of the four Democrats to cxplalr. hls vote for Bradley. He said he thought the tlme had com0 to "throw off part3* shackles and to break up the machlno." and although he <lld sup? port the Democratlc ticket for forty yenrs. he belleved hls vote for Brad? ley "was the best Democratlc voto he ever east." Ilrpubllcnnn Held Togethrr. The Itepubllcans voted solidly for Bradley. tho caucus nonilnec. Ic Lad been hel.l from the beglnnlng of the contest. over six weeks ago, that a majority ot' a quorum was sufficlont for an electlon. and wlth 126 members present to-day, it requlred slxty-four votes to elect. The votes of the four Democrats. wlio have steadlly refused to vote for former Governor Beckham, were to-day transferred to Bradley from Ihe various Democratlc opponents of Borkham. Uradley received slxty-four votes to sixty for Beckham, one for Allen an.l one for Blackburn. The Democrats left the hall In an attempt to break the vote, but later returned, and the vote was ordered verified. Senators McXutt and Charlton and Representatlve Muoller, of Louisvllle, and Representatlve MUlard, of Boyle, were the Democrats who voted wlth thc Republicans for Bradley. "VViid Excltemcnt. A sceno of the wlldest cxciteinent prevailed beforc the result wns an nounfcod. the. Democrats d-'-mandlng a legapltuiation. Beckham came on the floor an.l released the Democrats from thelr primary nom'nntldn pledge. Many Democrats sought to cliange their votes. the majority going to Congress inan Jani^s. A strong effort was made to induce the four recalcitrant Demo? crats to leave Bradley and vote for some Democrat. The many changes of votes mado the recapitulatlon slow. and lt also dr veloped an additional vote, but the voto fo*.* F.radley remalned unchanged, stlll being a majority of all members present anU voting. The Speaker flnally announced that Bradley had received a majority of the votes and was elected. The aiinouncinH'iit that Bradley ha-1 been elected Senator was made after nearly aii the Democrats had changod thelr votes. The four who voted for Bradley resiste.l the strongest appeals from the leaders of all thelr party factlons, deelarlng that it was too late. Strong llepubllcnu Leader. Senato *-elect Bradley has been many times honored by the Republicans of Kentucky. has been indorsed ns the Kentucky cundldate for the preslden tial nomlnatlon ln 1S90, bolng many times a delegate to national eonven- I tlons, long the Kentucky member of i tlie Republlcan Xatlonal Commltteo, | und havlng beon offered, but decllned, tho appointment by President Harrison as mlnlster to Koren. He ls a natlve Kentuckian, nearly slxty-one years old, a lawyer, who was adrnitted to the bar in 1S65 by speclnl act of tlie Leglsla? ture, being under twenty-one years of age at the tlme. Ills home Is ln Louis? vllle. Ballottlng I'or Senator began on Jan? uary 15th. and a hallot was taken every day thereafter when a quorum could be had. To-day's dociding hallot was the twenty-ninth. MlUfortune. But Not Slp.nltleunt. MF.MPIITS, TENX., February 28. With regard to the electlon of former CJovernor Bradley as Unlted States Sen? ator from Kontucky, Wllllam J. Bryan sald: "I'cannot see whoro tho electlon of Mr. Bradley wlll havo any effect on national polittcs, but I consider it a great inUfortune." BODY HANGING TOTREE "Warolug <o Xenroes Found Prowltiiir iu Whlte FolkM* Hou-ieB." HOUSTON. TKXAS. Fobruary 28_ Tlie, body of Charles Scott, n negro, aged elghteon yoars, was found han^, Ing to a troo at Conroe. to-day. Tho nogro's foet had a plncard attachod to thom bearing the words: "Warning to negroos found prowllng ln whlte folks' huuses," Scott had been arrosted and placed undor bond on a chargo of attemuting an ussmilt upon a whlte glrl, HE BRINGS NO PETITION Wil Nol .til-hiK Inli-rtenllon ln I lilnn'i InlereMt ln M-iiiehiirin. SAN KRANCISCO. <'AI... Februarj ? XVu 'rlng Fang. for th" second tlme nlipolnleil r.'lilncse nilnlsl.i- to tl,i.< country, nnlved to-day oii tho I'ac.llc Mall iiiiPi- Blberla, wlth a large retlnue of socretarles, ??onsuls and attuclies, numberlng seventy persons. Uf brought wlth hlm new eonsuls for Mexico, Hn vanu, New Vork and San Franclsco, besidos three nephews, three sccrctn rles and seven other attaches for tl.e Chinese legatlon at Wnshlngton, nnd twenty-four i-tudents, who wlll enter i vnrlous schools and colleges ln tlils | country. Mlnlster Wu dahlfid that lie was henr er of an appeal tn Washington anklns I thln ,-ountry to asslst in preservlng thn Int'-re.its of China ln Manchurla, and protestlng agalnst the allegnd ag , grandl--elii--.it of the Jiipan-se ln tliat provlnce. "I have no such documenta here. sald Mlnlster Wu. placlng Ma hand lo I hls breast pocket: "neither nm I the i bearer of such an appeal to President RooscvpU. I am glvlng no evaslve an? swer. I am not that klnd of n mnn. If I wa. brlnglng such a note of pro test I should elther frankly say so or 1 deellne to talk nbout It." Mlnlster Wu sald that he had nn par ' tleular lnstruction from hls govern ; rn"nt wlth reference to procuring nny 1 tnodlflcat'on of the excluslon a?-i. "Bul i ;,'n ffolng to see that. my countrj : ui<-n and thelr Interests are properly proteeted." he declared, Hc said that. accordlng to repros.intiiHoiis mnde tn hlm at Honolulu from th.- highest t. the lowest of the whlte populatlon, tlir sentiment in Hawali wns unantmons for a modlflcation of the excluslon laws so as to pcrmlt more Chinese to enter that Territory, where they were much needed and wanted. He de? clared himself as favorlng the entrance of more Chinese students of the higher classes to the schools of thls country. Mlnlster Wu and party wlll remaln at San Franclsco untll next Wednesday mornlng, when he wlll leave for Wnsh In-rton. The Interlm will be occupled wlth numerous banquetF glven ln hls honor, not only by tho Chinese, but the San Franclsco and Oakland mer. cantllc bodlos. MUST BUILD UP CONFIDENCE Hrjnn Declnrei- Tlmt Thln I* Necessnry to Itexture 1'ronprrotm Condltlons. MEMPHIS, TENN.. February 2S.?? Five hundred bnnqueters heard Willinm .1. Bryan speak at a local liotel to nlght Mr. Bryan arrlved early In thc dav. and was besleged by frlends nnd vlsltors. He delivered a lecture ln the afternoon, and at 5 o'clock held 8 publlc receptlon, whlch was attended by many cltizens. At the banquet Mr. Bryan was warm ly received. Tlu- speaker said pros pects for the coming campaign are very brlght from u Democratlc stand* polnt, and are growing brighter every day. The issues in a sense, he sald, are moral ones, slnce nll econonilc ques? tlons are, In the last anaiysls, rnoral probloros. Tlie most Important step to be taken for the rcstoratlon of better Mi'inesF and industrial condltlons, he sald. Is thc building up agaln ot con tidencf. ln the banks of the country. Mr. Bryan contlnued: "I thlnk the most Important step to he taken is to reassure tlie deposltors in the hanks. for untll confldence 18 restored in these banks more or less money wlll be kept ln hldlng, nnd this money ow-ht to be kept In clrculutioii." After closing hls snecch Mr. Bryan lmmedlately boardetl a tn,;n for Jark son. MI.-.K.. where lo-mo.row h.- wil! address the Mlssissippi Lcgislaiure in joint session. ? FOR ATTEMPTED EMBRACERY Man i linrccil Wlth Trylng lo Influence .lnriir ln l.ruli Trinl. PITTSBURG, PA.. February 28.?E. C. Huniphrcya was arrested to-nlglit. charged wlth attempted embracery of Albert A. Polst, one of tbo jurors try? lng the Capitol consplracy suit agalnst Contractor Sanderson; former Auditor Geheral Snyder. former State Treasurer Mathues and former Bulldings Super intendent Sliumaker. The arrest was made at tlie instlgation of n. detective agency, whlch has been detalled in tlils city slnce the heginning of the present trlal. llve weeks ago. Humphreys was arrested nt hls boarding house. and after a prelimi nary hearlng was held in $1,000 for a further hearlng. The arrest was made on "Information received" by County Detective Waltcrs before Al derman Landls. who will hear the ense lo-morrow. For several days Hum? phreys has been tralled hy detectlves. and to-nlght two of them saw hlm in close ronversation wlth Poist, and nre alleged to have overheard remarks about $100 and $l.",n. Htimphreys says he is the owner of a patent hoso sup porter and lias sold one-fourth Interest to Polst for tho nominal sum of $1. The patent Is still pending. Poist. it Is alleged, made an advance of $"!0, nnd has a recelpt for It. FIRE IN CROWDED H0SPITAL Spverity'-Flve Pntlen?n Bundled I'p nnil .Moved Whlle Flremen Flght Flnincn. NEW HAVEN". CONN.. February 28.? The lives of soventy-flve patlents. some of them in a serious siate, were en dai.lgeVed late lo-day. when tlre broke out on the top floor of the four-story patlents' ward at Grace Hospltal, In Chapel Street. Whlle the flrenien poured water Into the building. the nurses, doptors and oiderlles, asslsted hy cltizens, removed the patlents to places of safetv In ambulances, car riages. autoni'oblles, trueks and othor conveyances. The loss. It is belleved, wlll not exceed $:10,000. It ls not known how the lire started. Miss R. I. Albaugh, superlntendent GUILD MAKES SHARP REPLY '?Mn-imu-liusctt-. CaY.-s Xolliltig for Lynch Execntlons, Nor for L> neh I'nrUons > BOSTON. MASS.. February 28.~Oov ernor Gulld to-nlght mmlo publte the reply whlch he lias sent to J. C, Now ton, of Mei'l'lfleld, Falrfax county. Va., who, on behalf of fluy resldonts ot thal nlace, netltloned the Governor for iho relcaso from tho State prlson at Charlostown of Jease^Pomeroy, the no torlous murderer. Tho petltlon refers to ihe alleged."rofined torture.' which Pomeroy is obllged to undergo ln prlson. In hls roply Governor Gulld polnts out'that tho petitioners evident lv are Ignoraut of prlson rrtathods, as no "roflnod torture" exlsta In Mussa chusotts prlsons, ln concluslon ihe Governor says: "I would as'soon thlnk of looslng a mad wolf as tlils murderer, whose heln? ous crlmes were. of a character which in certaln sectlons of tho country some tlmoa provpkes mobs and burnlngs at tho stako. MJn.s?achuse.ttB caros noth? lng for lynch executlons nor for lynch parduns."_^_ >iR EDISON' IMI'ItOVING, NFW VORK. February 28.?Slgns of imnrovoment were noted to-day ?? tho ?omlltlo of Thomas A. Hdlson, who lindiirwont nn operatlon yestorduy for rfiasihll ls. ? was statod ut tho hos V tu 1 to-nlght that tlu-.iuveiitor'H pm?0 and toinnernturo were normal nad no alarhv was felt, ? No offlclal bullotln was issued durliiff the evenlng . LIFTED El CHILO FROMTHE EMBEPi! Ilorrible Story of Lambeth' Cruelty to BabyTold by Mother of Child; KNOCKED IT IN FIRE; KNOCKED HER DOWJ Man, Drunk, Becomes Enrage at Woman, Causcs Child to Fall in Gratc and Keeps Mother from Taking Suffering Fnl'ant Out?Held for Grand Jury; [Speclal to Thn Tlni.---UNpat.il. I NORFOLK, VA., February -S. At a prellminary hearlng thi afternoon at Mornlng Star, br fore Justlce. Orlggs, Joh Lambeth was ordered held fc the grand Jury of Prlncess Anne cour ly, on the charge ot mallclously maln Ing hls child, and Eiizabeth Hope. c Sanford, N. C, with whom he has bce living, she passing for hls wife, ha beon ordered held as a wltness for th Stnte. When confronted wlth the ovidenc thnt sho was not marrled to Lambet tho Hope woman broke dnwn and con fessed. ur.foldlng a taio of cruelty an Inhumanity that so Incensed the peopl of the community that fe.?llng ran hlgl There were muttered threats hear iigninst Lambeth, and Commonwealt Attorney White brought the couple t Norfolk for safekeeping. Thero wn h strong sentlmenf in favor of denllni out summary Justlce to Lambeth. The Woman'* Confesslon. Accor.llng tb Eiizabeth Hope., Lam hetll camo home nt Morning Star Sta tlon drunk one night last Doeombei Enterlng the house, the woman <i* clared. Lambeth locked Kmma Lee, th little girl, out in the cold, when he be gan his cruel treatment of her and th chlld. She contluued: "After turnlng my chlld out of door Into thc l.ltlng cold, John Larabetl began quarreling wlth me while I he'.? our baby, Jlmmie. In my arms. il became etiraged because I would no do something he wanted me to. Wit! a bound he sprang upon me and th baby. With one blow hc knocked th chlld from my lap Into the llreplac upon a bed of coals. I rushed forwan to resciio my baby when this niai knocked me down. ?I got up and^started to pull my ehll from the fire. where he was erying a liia top of liis llttlo voice. being 1 terriblo ngony. when I was agal knocked to tlie iloor. Arlslng th third time, determlned to get my bab. before he burned to denth, Lambet: dealt me a stunnlng blow over th eye, und I sank to the Iloor. helples Slowly gettlng to my feet once more In an effort to rescite my child. I wa again knocked down. where I lay fo a few seconds. stunnod. 1^-gn Burned to Crl.-ip. '?Apparently satistled that I was un consclou's, Lambeth fell across the be< in a drunken stupor. I maimged t> crawl to the llreplace and llfted th. baby out of the cmhers. Hc was un conscious. ?'Wlth bits of cloth and oil I boum UP little Jlmmie's burned feet and legs The llmbs were. burned to a crlsp fo several inches nbove the nnkle. I wa weak and afrald to do anythlng*, wel knowlng that If I told of thc affalr Lambeth would klll me. ?T did start to go for help. but thi man threatened me with death if notifie.l the nelghhors. He flnally al lowcd me to open the door and let m; little girl ln the house. "I did teJI n nelghbor's wife abou Iho baby being burned. hut was ufraii to tell her the truth. When the nelgh bors came to the house to Investigatc Lambeth told them thut he and mysel had left the little one playlng on th. floor while we went lo tlie barn, am when we returned. found Jlmmie, ha. crawled into the lire." According to the Hope woman. he husband has been delid for sevora yenrs. She >rays she and Lambet I camo to Prl*>cess Anne county Ias fall from North Carolina. ln .Greens br.ro. N*. C. the Hope woinan declarea Lambeth has a wife and ehildren. wln left hlm because of hls cruel treal n-ent. Her excure for romalnlng will Lambet li was that sho was nfraid li leave hlm for fear lie would klll her Other wltnesses testlfled that Lam heth and hls wife were both in llu hnbit of drink Ing. A number of tlu nelghhors testlfled Ihut Lambeth nn. tlie Hope womnn were drlnklng tlu night the chlld wns burned. KILLS CHILDRbTaND SELF Ohlo llotber Urowns One Chlld, Sliooti Three nnd ConiniltH Suielde. BALTIMORE, Ollio, February 2S. Mrs. J. C. Splres, wife of a farmer. to day killod three of her ehildren, wound ed a fourth and then eommltted sul? clde. One of the chlldren was drownet in a well. and ihe others were shot Mrs. Splres took carbolle acid, nnd thei cut her throat. The child who muy di< is llve years old. The dead childrei aro: Katherlne, Ltiella and Jesse, agei six, flve and one years, respectively. PROHIBITION WINS THE DAY Tenne-isee Wlth Thls Slde Ucfent-. Washlngton uud I.ee. KNOXVILLK, TENN., February ?IS.? Tln Unlverslty of Tennessoo und Wash Ington and Leo Unlverslty, of Virginia held their annual debate, to-nlght ln thls city, the subject chosen for thu event belng "Resolved, That local optloti Is profeiable to State prohlbltion in thc regulatlon of teuipornnce." The Tennesseeans hud the nogatlvc slde of the question, and woro award? ed tho decislon by unaiilmoiis voto ot tho threo Judges. -* L'NVKILS "1IE.MOIU.W. WLNDOWS '1*0 MOTHEIl AM) SISTKH rsneci.il m The Tlmos-Dlspatch." B1LOX1, MISS., February 38;?ln tlu: presenco of 200 Duughters of the Cou federncv, Mrs. Miirgnret Jefferson Da? vls Hayes, of Colorado Sprlngs, to-day unvolled two wlndows placod In thc Eplscopal Church hero to the memory of Mrs. Jefferson Davls nud Miss Wln nlo Davls. The (Jlnucestcr Agroiiud. BALTIMOKK. MD.. Fobruary 28 ? The Merchunts' and Mlners' 11 nor C.lou cester, from Baltlmoro for Hoston, wllh (l CUl'iffO of tuerchariiltse und elgltt jiiis sougors on board, wi'nt ugromul early (o-ilay near fcievcn.-Foat Kuoll, Chesa? peake Buy. about thlrteen miles be? low this city. Sho was stlll fast lato to-nlght. LAYING PLANS FOR DIVORCE TIiimCm Molttpf, ller Alt-iriiey* nnd I?e teetlve iiuve Ooiifercauc. Nl'W VORK, iVbfiiiiiv 28.-?Tho rirst st.-p iii thc nttompt to hav..* the mar? rlage r.r Harry Thaw aml Bvetyn Nos ! blt Tluiw anniille.l was taken thls af ! terno.m. It Im posltlvely learned. at a conference In the WaldniT-Astorlu. To thls conferonce Mrs. Wllllam j Thaw, tlio lawyers who hnvo been ; lnterested In the caso and Hnrny V. I Dougherty, a dotective eniployed by Thaw to watch lils wlfo and a proml I nent society man, wero summoned. A I courso of actlon, lt ls sald, was de [ ctded upon, and no tlme wllt be lost Iii 1 gettlng the inntter before a court. Followlng the report thnt hls wife I had dlned wlth a young banker and society man, Thaw. from thc Mattea? wan Asylum. engaged DougheMy to j watch her inovements and nls.. to keep i a watch on the man. Harry Thaw's only callcr was Mr. | Parker. of Lawyer A. Russell Poabody's I offlce, hrlnglng cnndy, oranges and ! other daintles. Thaw gets many dully I papers nnd hns access to tho hospltnl llbrary of 500 volumes. He rends a | groat deal, and assoclntes llttlo wlth tho other patlents, except to vary tho monotony wlth an occaslonnl game of .\hess. Mr. Parker hore nn assurlng | mes?age from hls mother. Thaw never ...?,.,*,. r *,-.. ..??'e, ?? hmn he Ln n..' seen In two weeks. Hor last vlslt was .,i.,y ,,.I,,,, ....rnn,... uuratlon, and ?-??' in. .1 t.. be stormy. TO REPRESENT ENGINEERS Messrs. ICnnpp uud Nelll Anked to Do So b.v Mliiiii:.. Connt Line Men. WASHINGTON, D. C. February 28.? Martin A. Knapp. enalrman ot the Interstate Commerco Commission, und Dr. Charles P. Nelll. Commissioner of Labor. were to-day requested hy the englneers of the Atlantlc Coast Line to act as rnedlatora ln their contro versy wlth tho ofllcials of that system in the matter of the proposed reduc? tlon in their wagos. Conferences re? cently have been held between thc ofllcials nnd the englneers of tho At? lantlc Coast Line, at whlch. It ls un? derstood the propositlon wns made to reduce wages 10 per cent. No r.greo m nent wus reached, and the englneers appealed to the chalrman of tho In? terstate Commerce Commlssion and thc ? Commissioner ?>f Labor. No date haa I been flxed for Uie conference between i the Coast Line and Its englneers. , Commissioner Nelll said to-day that a conference probablv will bo held 'here to-morrow to conslder tlie ron r troversy betwoen ofllcials of the South? ern Rallway nnd those of Its employes | who have decllned to accept the wago redurtlon urged by the matiiigein'ent. CRUISER CHESTER DOES WELL Showlng Mnrie in Te?l Tndlenlcs She Will Exceed Iteiiiilreil Speed. ROCKLAND, MAINE, February 2S.? A splendld showlng was made bv the scout crulser Chester on her offtclat screw standardizntlon trlal to-dav. The mean of her hlghest llvo runs over the mlle course. when corrected. nro ex pected to show a speed of twentv-flve knots an hour. n knot in excess of her contract requirement. Seventeen runs . | were made ovor the course. Tlio f;i*<t ; ost mlle was at the rate of 26.21 knots an hour. und another knot was mado ? | at tlio rate of 2C.lt knots an hour. An I anchor test followed and was ttnsuc i cessful. Just before the departure of | the Chester for her twenty-four hours' -lendurnnce run late thls nfternoon It t ' wus announced unofllclally that the v corrected tlnie aLV*er. best mlle in ttie , j standardlzatlo'n trisi was 2S.07 kiio*.s , j an hour. The horse-power devoloped ? j l? sald to have been about lfi.nno. J At 5 o'clock the crulser left the har . j hor to enter upon her twentv-four hour , run. wlilch wlli test her conl capaclty ? while traveilng at crulsing speed of . ! twelve knots an hour. THE FATHER OF FIVE I j Ohlo Woman Glve* nirtb t? Klve Chll i I drru, Three of Wlinm Ille. ? STEUBENVILLE, O., February 2S.? Flve perfectly forfned chlldren were horn here io-d;iy to Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell. Three of tho ba bles died within au hour after their blrth. One boy and one girl will llve. ll Is sald. Three of the chlldren were hoys. Mrs. Campbell weighs less than 100 pounds. The combined weight of the Infants was twenty-threo pounds. Physicians doclare tho case to bo one of the most remnrkable known to tlie professlon. Campbell. wlio ls a mill worker; has. four brothers. To the famlly of two of these twins have heen born, and each of l!ie other brothers Is the father of tripkts. Campbell's flrst wife dled after becomlng the mother of trlplets. Cnmphell wns for twelve years in tlie United States Navy. nn:l fougiit under Schley off Santlago. Tw>> <>f hls brothers nre' now with Admlra! Evans's tleet in tlie Paclflc. MURDER 0F AGED WOMAN One **,cgr<> Voiltli Holdn Her Wlllle tlie Other linen Ax. COLUMBIA, <3. C. February 2?.?N.*<l and Brack Toland. negroes, aged nlne teen and sovonUon years, respeclively, Into to-day made a full confesslon of the murder of Mrs. Paul \V. lSlllsor, the aged white woman, who lived just lacross Iho rlver from Columbia. Brack, thn youngest of the brothers, sald that .Mrs. Elllsor suspected something ds soon ns they entered tlio house. When they got Inslde Brack said he caught tho old wonian nnd held her, whlle hls brother k.r.oi-ke.i her in the head wlth an ax. They put her bit 1 y ln a basket nnd Necl struck her two more blows. They then proc.ec.ded to rob the hous** taking a gun anil n number of articles of wearing apparel. No money vJas found. SEVENTY-SIX MEN KILLED The l,ii Itoslm Mlne Exploslon More SerlmiN Thnn Klrxt TIhiiikIiI. MONTKIIEY, MEXICO. Februarv 2S. ?A speclal dlspatch from Musqulz to tho News suys; Details of tho oxploslon In tho La Roslta mlne. near Snn Juan, Sabinas, yesterday. recelved to-day Indlcate that It was more dlsastrous than at flrst believed, sevoVity-six men heinj* killed. The oxplot-lon occurred just us preparutlons wero being made to change tho shlfts ln what ls known as sliuft No. rt, and most of thc Jabbrers wero Japanese. CONFESSION ADMITTED Negro Adiultn He Old Not Tell Truth ln llnrije Triul. PITTSBURG, PA.. February 2S.?Ono confesslon, made by CUfford Ilooe, the negro I'oachninn, tliat he dld not tell the truth in hls deposltion chai'glng Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje wlth Itupropor couduct wlth hlm, was udmitied us evldencci and read beforo tho jury to? day ln tho trlal of Aiigustua Hartje, John L. Wclsheons nn.l Hooe. charged with consplracy aud s'ubordlnatlqn of perjury ln procuring lividelice for use by Hartje in hls sult for dlvorce. Two other conf.jsslons along the samo line wero ruled out nfter long nrgutuents. Judge MaeFarltine rullng they were made whlle How waa under duress. Tho confesslon admitted wus mudo to John s. KoUb, who at the tlme wus an nssistunt. dlstrlct attorney, und who ls now associated wlth Mrs. Hurtje*>* personal counsel iu prosoeutlttu Uie consplracy charge, ABOUT HIS II Reported He Will Make Im? portant Concession to Help Its Passage. FOWLER BILL REPORTED, BUT CHANCES NOT. GOOD Much Doubt Felt as to Whether House Will Adopt the Aldrich Act Without Matcrially Gha'nging It?Demo? crats Have Handr Tied. Tlmes-DiKpatcli Bureau, Munsey Bulldlng. ?WasliliiBton. D. C., Keb. 28. IT IS aseerted to-nlght on hlgh au. thorlty that Senator Aldrich Is su greatly alarmed at tho prospect of tlie defeat of hls currency blll in tho Houso that before lt ls put on Its flnal rassago in the Senato ho wlll make at least one Important conces? sion to the opposition. Thls Is no moro nor less than to allow tho blll to be amended so as to provlde that before a bank is allowed to Issue clrculation ngalnst railway bonds tho road whlch Issues Uie honds must. submlt to a physlcal valuatlon of Its property. Senator La Follette has contended blt terly for thls amendment, and Mr. Aldrich nnd the "regulars" of the Sen? ato havo no less bltteiiy opposed it. There lg no doubt that the blll could bn got through the Senate without :in ,-iniondment to thls effect. but it is very doubtful whether lt could be pushed through the Houso without it. It Is possible that Mr. Aldrich may yleld soine other points. hut lt ls not known that lio has deelded to grant more. There is belleved to be no doubt that ho has concedeel the point of physlcal valuatlon of propertles of rail roads whose securltles it Is proposed to use ln securing clrculation. Fowler Illll Hepcirfed. The modlfled Fowler eurrency blll was reported to tho House to-day from the Commlttee on Banklng and Cur? rency. Tho blll Is supported, but only nomlnally, by tho Republlcan members of tho commlttee. The majority mem? bers retaln the right to amend tho blll on tho floor. It is presumed the ml? norlty of the commlttee will report what Is known ns the Wllllams cur ii -K-y hlll. But thero is not llkely to be much of a light made for It, The blll is approved by but one of the Democrats on tho conunittoe. Representatlve John Sharp Wllllams. the leader of the ml? norlty. stated In. hls currency speech in the Houso about three weeks ago that tho bill ho had lntroduced had been outllned to the mlnorlty members of the committee, and would ho supported by thot?i. This wns rather a' strong statement. Only one of tho minority members of the Commlttee on Banklng and Currency advocates thc blll lntro? duced by Mr. Wllllams. I,i-iiilcr Tied Ueiuncrntlc Ilnnili. But the speoch of the Democratlc floor leader has placed his followors ln tne position of havlng to support a measure they do not Indorse. Several of tho Democrats of th" commlttee havo deelded vlews in opposition to .Mr. WlU liams's blll, but hls speech, in whlcli he undortook to speak for them, hns put them ln an attltude where they cannot volce their opposition. It is predlcted by some that thero wlll be no currency leglslation at thls session. It ls prophested that tho Houso will shoot the Aldrich blll full of holes and pass It. nnd that tho Senate will refuse to adopt the House amendments. lt is belleved to be iin posslble to get the Fowler blll through the Senate, were lt to pass the Houso, whlch Is regarded as equally Impossible. li is wall settled thnt tho Aldrich ''iU cannot be pot through the House with? out iho strlct enforcement of the cau? cus. rulo. Tt ls not at all settled that the Republicans will caucus ou the me.isure. One of the leadlng Democratlc mem? bers of the Houso sald to-day he wus strongly In favor of a conference ot mlnorlty members for the purpose of conslderlng tho situation as regards ciirrericy leglslation and agreelng on a. line oi" actlon, wllliout reference to the ile.-laratlons of Mr. Williams that thfl mlnorlty of the Committee on Banklng and Currency would support his blll. Mr. Williams and hls frlends in the Houso havo alwnyK opposed any sug? gostlon of a conferenco. alleglng that to hold one would be Indlcatlvo of a luck of qohfldence ln the leader. It Is altogether unllkely that such confer etice will be called. D-MiincratM In Weak I'osKIon. The sltuation illustratcs the weak leadershlp ot the mlnorlty. Here. when the long expected flght ovor a cur? rency bill Is on. tlie Democrats of tho House Hnd themselves dlvided, without a huinun soul being able to say oft hand what he favors. There can bo no doubt thnt Mr. Williams, unlnten tionallv, of course, ls responslblo for this condltlon of affalrs. Ho tled tho Democrats to a bill the provisions of whlch are not satisfactory to tho Dem ocratlc member^ of the Committee on Banklng and Currency. at least, and probably nre imsatlsfaetory to a mu Ioritv of the Democrats of the House. There ls no way out of tho trouhle without embarrassnient to Mr. Wll Many Democrats bellovo it wouhl have beon tho part of wlsdoni to luive opposed tlu- Aldrich blll without of ferlng anv substltute. Thoy hold that the Aldrich blll will not relleve ln tbo slightest dogreo tho Hls from whlch iho country la suffering. and that it should be defeated, even without some? thlng better bolng offered ln Its stead. The Denver coa\entfon should lndlcato tho nttltudo of the Democratlc party to wards tho currency questlon, say those who opposo tho Democrats of Congress trylng to outllno a party platform a fow months prlor to u na? tional conventlon of the party. Mr. WilUiiins says that his blll, whlch is being put forward as tho Democratlc solutlon of the currency puzzie, wus framed after consultatlons wlth Mr. Bryap and several other Democrats. It ls belleved to represent Mr. Bryan's ideas, lteport Fowler (llll. The voio ln tho Houso Commlttee on Banklng and Currency on reportlng the Kowler blll was: A>_i'S?Fowler. New .Icrscv: Prin<;'\ Illlnols; ivwei-s. Malno; McMorran, Michigan; Weoms,. Ohlo: McCreary. I*< iiMsvlviinlu; \ValdO, New Vork-; Iinves, Callfornla: Weeks. Masjachu s.nts; Durev. Now York; Glllesple, Toxas. Noes?Buiton. 't'Jhlo: tillie J.imes, Keiiluekv:' Mi-Kyme-, Illlnols: I.ewlH, Cieotgla; Crawford, North Carolina, Present an-l not vetlng?-Mclf-Miiy, Pennsylvania; I'cJd. Uiulalana; Glass, VIrKlnlrt. : ?..-.. Mr. Weeks lii votlng for tau favor