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THE DISPATCH FOUNDKD lSBO.
WHOLE NUMBER 17,855.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, MAROH 5, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS
PAY LICENSE TAX
House, After Sharp Debate,
Refused to Pass Special
Exemption Bill.
TO EXTEND SESSION
UNTIL MARCH 12TH
Bittcr Protest from Senate Re?
publicans Over Rcdistricting
JUcasurc?Blackatonc ^lat?
ter Still a Live Issue.
Rushing Toward
the End.
Important Measures
Passed Yesterday
IIOISE.
To rr-tMlnte (It-lilng nnd mnniifne
turr in' Hull oll.
To provlde compiilsory nchool nt
tendnni-r under locnl optlon plnn.
To provlde Torrens system of iiiud
reirtstrnllon In Rlchmond clty.
To prevent tbe clmuKliiK of vianl
llnes In cltles,
SENATE.
The rcdistricting bill
For llu- appolntmriit of n dalry
and food commlssloner.
AuthorlzliiK rnllrouds to mirren
der thelr churter.
To convcrt the stocl*; ot tht- Illch
?nond, Eri'di-rlcknliurK nnd I'otomne
llnllrond Compnny lnto stock of Maid
compnny under ne-iv charter vhlch
It mny licrcnfter ni-qnire.
EstahllsbloK nn epfleptlc colony.
To rrurrnuge ibc llnen of the Uny.
lor geodetlc iturvej- In Ihe Jumei
Rlver.
ln relntlr.ii to lUblim ln thc ivatern
of ibe Commonvrenltb,
The pure-food blll.
To prohlhil Ibr ?nlc of came blriln.
To ninke rnllrouiln liable for il.im
lilie from flre.
Crenting the Commisslon of Fish?
eries.
KILLED IIV HOUSE.
Physldnna' tnx cxemptloa blll.
IW-kiiIhiIou of schoo] Kiiperln
i.-n*l- ni - nud ilnlr ?nlnrtes.
For vrlde-tlre vehlcles on puhllc
roads.
BV LEWIS ll. MACHEX.
AT tho Capitol yesterday order
was flnally brought out ot
tlie chuos whlcli relgned the
day before. Thls culmlnatSon. I
however. was not reached
without a riirugg-K-. For hours the Sen. ;
ate wrestled with tho problem. Tlio;
Joliu rcsolution whlch had come from
the House was not satisfactory, as it
provlded for a recess after Saturday.
and lt was by no means certuln that;
the appropriation blll could bo per-j
fected In thut time. The life blood of,
tho State Is bound up In that blll, nnd j
to Jeopardlze lt appeared to the mem- <
bers llttle lesa than an act of treason. ?
f" course. when the House adopted '
the resolutlon lt was not known how
tardy the blll would be ln coming upon
the floor of the Senate.
Agaln the Senate voted agalnst an
extra sesslon, and for a whlle'lt looked!
as though It mlght refuse to vote to j
r-xtend the present sesslon. After all.|
lt was possible to muster only thu;
oxact three-fifths vote necessary for!
an extenslon. "
Leglslature Itcmnlim M n-k Longer.
The House concurred ln the Senate
amendments to the resolutlon, so that
tho Leglslature will remaln in sesslon | '
end proceed wlth Its regular work.
untll mldnlght of the 12th. It wlll
then return on the -'ath and attend :
bolely to the Blackstono matter. The ;
Senate also concurred in tlie House ''
Joint resolutlon provldliifr for the ser- j
vlco of legal notlce upon the accused
Jurist. The Senate, however, has not
deelded whether there should be n joint
commlttee nppointed to take evldence
upon the charges. Up to this tlm0 no
member of the Senate has ofhclally
heard any of tho evldence in the case.
Tho Houso has put itself on record to
tho effect that a hearlng beforo a
Joint committee would not be neces?
sary, but the Senate may ultlmately
take a dlfferent view. The House, too,
has been known to change Its mlnd.
The sltuation presents some interest?
ing possibilitlos should tlio members
he slow ln reassemliling at tho oonclu
elon of tho recess, and should a hearlng
before a joint committee be deelded
upon, after a debate ln both houses,
several of the avallable eleven days
mlght pass before the commlttee could
get down to work.
Judge Blackstone is sald to be Ul
now, and if hls attorneys should thnn
?ppear with a doctor's certiflcate that
ho was unable to appear, thero might
be a further delay. Tho balance of the
tlme might readily be spent in tho
hearlng. the making up of tho report
?nd tho actlon thereon by tho two
houses. Should the removal oocur,
thoro would be a vacancy whlch lt
would bo tho duty of tho Leglslature
to flll. Would there certainly be timo
enough for all of thls? Posslbly not.
Nevertheless, the program is now set?
tled, and the General Assembly must
carry it out ns best lt may.
No Tnx Exemption tor Doctors.
Tho feature of the Houso sessioni
jresterday was tho defeat of the blll
to remove tho license tax from physl?
cians. There was a largo majority for
lt. but not a constitutional number.
Thc pairs woro just sufflclent to klll
thc blll.
Tho debato was ablo and vigorous.
Tho veteran physlclan from Brunswlck
made tho effort of hls life for tho
bill?and lt was a masterpiece?but
tho measuro was done to death ln tho
House of Its friends.
The Houso also passed the compul
?ory educatlon blll, which is a local
optlon measuro, but n slgnlllcant step
In tho matter of educatlon.
Tho oyster blll affectlng tha Baylor
?urvo.y, which had tho inclorsemout of
tho Board of Fisheries'; nnd whlch was
not opposed by tho Tldewater Senators,
went through tho Senate.
Tho Senato passed a Houso blll ro
Utlng to cases ot tire damago by.rall?
roads, whlch ls llkely to causo *.dls
natlsfactlon among thoso corporations.
iContinued. ou Thlra Page.}
CUTS HIS BRIDE'S THROAT
MmmIii.*, iiiidc. CuU Own Tliront nnt
.Iiiiii|>r From IIOM-tltnl Wlnileiw,
NORFOLK, VA.. March 4.?-Nathar
./ncobs, a newBdcaler and salesman
ftged thlrty, ln hls npartmcnta here
to-day cut tho throat of hln brlde o
a foiv days and then attempted aulcld
hy cuttlng hla own throat from e.ai
to ear. Temporary lnsanlty Ib aup
poaed to havo boen the cuuse. Jacobs
It. ia believed, will dle, but hls wife maj
recover.
? >'hiio Offlcer Edwards, fletalled tc
Biiard hlm, wns absent from the room
and the ntirae'a hack turned, Nathai
Jacobs to-;il**ht cBcapcd from a St
Vlncetit'g Hospital #ward. Riinnln-.
along tho corrldor to the end of tln:
bulldlng, he Jumped through a wlndow,
carryln-r sash, glass and all wlth him
a fall of thlrty-flvo feet to the ground
Several ribs .nnd hls collnrbono were
broken and hls face and hands horrlbly
gashed.
Chlef of Police Bush immedlately
puspondod Edwards for neglect of duty.
Mrs. Jacobs, who was able to talk
to-nlght, explained ? that ahe was at
taeked by her husband whlle they
were In hed. She declared he called
her to hlm, she belng about the room
unel ho lying down. She sat at hls
slde. He pulled her lovlngly to him
and then slashed her wlth the razor.
She fled from the room. It was then
that he cut hls own throat. scverlng
hls wlndpipe and necessltatlng the use
of a sllver tube.
THE NEGRO GIVES UP
Murderer Scelng House Ahotit to Be
IHovrn Up *Mirrcnder? nnd In Jnllcd.
CLARKSBUHG, W. VA., March 4.?
"Wlth drawn rifles a company of deputy
shorlffs surrounded Frank Johnson.
murderer of a negro woman. In charge
of Sheriff Flanagan, forced a wav
through a mob of 2.000 people who
surrounded the county Jail at 5 o'clock
thls evenlng, and the prlsoner waa
Bafely taken through the parlor of the
sherlff's resldence Into the prlson. So
ejulckly was the prlsoner hurrled
through the crowd that there was llt
tl<- opportunlty for demonstratlons or
the vlolenct that liad been feared.
Johnson surrendered to Sheriff Flan?
agan In thc mlddlo of the afternoon
by voluntarlly coming out of the log
barn on the Yates farm on Sycamore
Creek, nine mlles from here, and glv?
lng hlmself up to the big posso that
ha.i hiirroumW the place.-, und held the
negro in slege- since last nlght, ex
ch,..!ig!ng many shots witli hlm. Three
rn. mbera of the posse were shot dur?
ing uttneks on the barn early in the
elay, but they will recover. Johnson
yelled deflantly to the po.se, all night
nnd ull duy that he would not sur
render, and that he would dle first, but
when the sheriff and hls deputies be?
gun making pre*paratlons to blow tho
burn to pieces wlth dynamlte, tho
negro gave hlmself up.
Before he surrendered Johnson call?
ed for Sheriff Flanagan to throw aslde
hla weapons and come into the harn.
The sheriff dld so nnel bravely went
into the barn. The negro proposed to
gn with the sheriff If the latter would
plck fifteen of his best deputies armed
to protect him on the way to Jail,
Whlch was agreed to, and the negro
handed over hls weapons.
FUTILE VOTe'fOR SENATOR
Two Ilnllot.H lu Soiitli Carolina Without
licsiitt?"V?*iy CnneilelntOfl.
COLUMBIA S. C. March I.?The flrst
ballot at to-day's Jolnt session of the
States Leglslature for L'nlted States
Senator to succeed the late A. C. Lat.
timer resulted as follows: F. B. Garv,
r,u; Legrnnd Walker. II; J. L. Coker 21;
W. L. Mauldln. 19: Wylle Jones. s'; H.
D. L.-e, 3. No choice. The second bal?
lot was practlcally thn same as the
Ilrst, a few votes heing altc-red. At
the concluslon of the second ballot the
"Joneral Assembly declded to postpone
further balloting until noon to-morrow.
rhe Assembly then went Into the elec?
tion of nn Insurance Commissioner.
F. H. McMaster was chosen on the
fourth ballot.
It Is sald to-night that the names of
former Governor D, C. Heyward. Gen
*ral Matthew C, Butler, former United
btates Senator nnd Llc-utenant-Governor
rhomas G. McLeod and ex-Governor
John Garvans will be presented for
Senator and voted for to-morrow.
JOHN GRANT ENDS LIFE
Gr-Prlie Flshlcr After Mnny Attempts
Irt Flnally a Sulclde.
r<3no.:-i .o The *""*mes-D1spnte-h."
NEW YORK. March 1.?After six at
empts to commit sulcide had failed,
rolm Grant, an ex-prize fighter, who
wo weeks ago leaped from Erooklyn
:3rldge, to-day succeeded in kllling
ilmself. He was found ln hls home.
187 Dean Streot. Brooklvn. dead from
-as which fllled the roOm. Hls bodv
vas found ln bed hy his slster-In-law,
<Irs. William Grant, with whom he
Ived.
Before leaping from thc hrldge.
3rant swallowed carbollc acid, and
dashed hls rlsts, hut recovered in Hud
lon Street Hospital. after the crew of a
uj,- boat had pulled him from the rlver.
ITls flghting days pasfed. Grant had
ately contrncted grip. Thon he turn
)d to whiskey nnd entered upon the
lerles of attempta nt self-destructlon.
r*tra-.nt .!]?**-? bea,e>* the once-famed Cal
UcCarthy, and had fought long draws
?vlth George Dlxon and Oscar Gardner,
>nce premier lights of tho flstic arena.
WILD SCENES AT PIQUA
Flre Thrcntencil to 11 ost roy Ohlo Me?
morial Hospital,
PIQUA, OHIO. March I.?Fire threat
sned to destroy thc Plqua "Memorial
lospltal early to-day, and amld scenes
>f wlld excltement liremen rescued the
*ick and the nurses through the wln
lows, tho corrldors and wards belng
illed with smoke. Soveral of the pa?
tlents were in a critical condition.
S'eighboring residences wero qulokly
?onverted into lmpromptu hospitals.
rhe bulldlng was saved, the fire belng
-onflned to the basement, whero it
31-iglnated from an overheated steam
ilpe. The damage will bo compara
.Ively small.
?I2**,000 Flre nt Hiiyonne.
BAYONNE, N. J., March 1.?Tho Tide
.vater Oil Coinpany's wax,plant at Con
Hable Hook was destroyed by llre to
lay, resulting ln a loss of $125,000.
rhe destroyed building ? was a two
itory framo structuro, 223 by 250 feet.
rhe flro started from the exploslon of
i big vat contalnlng ammonia and gas.
MRS. HART M'KEE'S DIV0RCE
leariiip; of I.uug Peudlug Sult Agalnst
llii.ibuiiel UcBun In I'iuIn.
PARIS, March -1.?The long pending
ult for dlvorco brought by Mrs. A.
.lai't McKeo, against her husband,
amc up before the First Trlbunal in
his city to-day. The hearlng waa not,
oncluded
Mrs. McKee iu the daughter of
Jeorge XV. Baxter. of Tennessee, She
vas Lho wldow of Hugh Liowls at the
Imo of her marrlngo to McKeo ln
'hlludolphla in January, 1905. Since
holi* marrlage the McKces havo rcsid
el Jn Europe.
'I'orpcdu lloutH l.fiivt* Moblle*.
MOBILE, ALA., March ?!_Tho tor
t'do boats Portor, Blakoloy, Thornton.
)o Long and Tlngley, convoyed by
ho tender Scorpion, sailed from this
iort to-day for -Pensacola, Fla., from
vhlch pluce they aro to proceed to St.
oaeph's Bay, Fla-, nn ongago Jn tar
:et pi'aotlcA iar two -vaalu.
Iti REPflRT BILL
f
Democrats to Bring in Wil
liams's Pinancial Act.Which
But One Endorses.
TRADING VOTES MAY
PASS ALDRICH BILL
Support of Measure May Bc Se?
cured by Promi-ic of Appro?
prlations for Public Build
'ings?Architect Work?
ing on Post-office
Plans.
Tlmes-DIfpatch Bureau.
Munsey BulUllnc.
Washln&ton, r>. c. March 4.
THE Democratlc members of tht
House Commlttee on Banklne
and Currency met to-day anc
deelded that they would re?
port tho Wllllams currenc'j
bJII next Saturday, and accompany lt
with a report recommendlng that lt
| be substltuted for the Fowler blll,
whlch has been reported by the ma?
jority.
Only one of the Democrats of the
committee ls for the blll. It ls a most
remurkable state of affalrs that seven
members of a commlttee of Congress
?hould recommend the enactment of a
measure whlch Hx of them do not ap
! prove. The Democrats of the Commit
j tee on Banklng and Currency are
i Messrs. Lewis, of Georgla; Jujo. of
(Loulslana; Glass. of Virginia; Gillesple.
of Texas; Jamc-s, of Kentucky; Craw
I ford. of North Carolina. and McIIenry.
of Penniylvanla.
Mr. James, nf Kentucky, is the solo
Democrat of the seven named who
favors the bill known as the Wllllums
blll. Mr. Wllllams appeared before the
[mlnorlty members of tho commlttee
oyer a month ago, and after havlng
loutllned the blll. asked them to sup?
port lt. The only member of the com
mitte'e who indorsed the measure was
jMr. James*.
Every ono of the other sfcs mlnorlty
; members told Mr. Williams franklv
| that the blll was faulty and that ho
! could not support lt. But Mr. Wil?
liams. in a currency speech ln the
Houae a fc-w da\*B later. declared that
he spoke by authorlty. and that the
hlll would receive the unanlmous in
. -"iorsement of tho minority of the com?
mittee on banklng nnd currency. Thls
Uea tho hands of tho mlnorlty of the
committee, nnd they are forced tn
slt by and watch some klnd of a
flght being made for a bin which Is
ta have the itnprimatu: of their ap
proval and must be glven thelr vote*
ye-t of whlch they do not at all ap?
prove.
Tork for Volcs on Blll.
There Is only vory falnt hope
expressed by Republicans that there
wlll be currency leglslation of any
character this session. It Iooks
as though tho Aldrich blll wlll
be greatly charged in the Senato.
It does not appear as though It
were possible. to get it through the
House ln any form. The Fowler blll
might pass the House, though thls ls
a matter of grave doubt, but lt would
meet sure death in the Finance Com?
mittee of the Senate.
There is a growing Impresslon that
tho Speaker of the House and the
coterle of leaders of that body who
favor thc Aldrich blll are using the
Publlc Bulldings Commlttee to make
votes for tho measure. Speaker Can?
non surprlsed the House by allowlng
It to be known a few days airo that he
would not oppose the enactment of a
"moderatc" publlc building blil at thls
sesslon, hls Idea of moderatlon being
a bill which should not carry a total
appropriation in excess of si5.00fi.nno.
It ls qulte generally reported, and Js
not denied, that votes for the Aldrich
bill are to bo obtalned by promises
of sllces of pork In the form of ap?
proprlations for publlc bulldings ln
various country towns. This blll
wlll probably greatly strengthen the
blll in tho House.
lMnns for Hlchmond FoBt-Offlce.
"We shall be dolng exceedlngly well
If we have awarded the contraet for
the Rlchmond post-offlce by the early
fall," sald Mr. C. E. Kemper, executive
officer of tho offlce of tlio Supervlslng
architect of tho Treasury to-day. "Our
forco ls working on the plans, lt is a
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
CONSPIRACY CHARGE FAILS
Under Instructlons of Court Jury Fluds
llnrtje nud Associntcs Not Gullty.
PITTSBURG, PA., March t.?Au
gustus Hartje, a nilllionaire; John I..
Welshons. a hardwaro merchant and
friend of Hartjo, and Cllfford Hooe,
tho negro coachman, who have been on
trial in the Crlmlnal Court charged
with consplracy to blacken tho char?
acter of Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje, wero
all acqultted to-day, blndlng lnstruo
tlons havlng been glven to tho Jury
to flnd such a verdlct, and place the
costs of the caso upon tho county.
The dlsposltlon of the caso ls the
first vlctory for Mr. Hartje slnce the
beglnnlng threo years ago of the
famous and unsuccessful litlgatlon
agalnst his wlfo to secure a dlvorce.
SOUTHERN ENGINE EXPLODES
Kugiueer Fatally Scalded, ririikcnicn
Scalded nud Cnrs Wrcckcil.
ROBERTA, GA., March 4.?Englne
NTo. 12S on traln No. 61, Southern Rail?
way, explodod at Champlon two mllos
below horo at S o'clock this mornlng.
Engincer Charles O'N'elll, of Fort Val
loy, was -scalded and Internally in?
jured and wlll dle. Two negro brake
men were scalded, ono fatally.
The englne and four frelght cars aro
a complete wreck. The track ls torn
up for a hundred yards. Tho causo of
tho exploslon is unknown. The train
was running at twenty miles an hour.
Tho Injured wero taken to Fort Valley.
9-?-.
DR. BtTNTIXG KIiKCTKD TO
CIIAIH IX WISCPXSIN
| Speclal to Tha Tlmus-Dlsputch. |
CHICAGO. IJM, March -1.?-It is an?
nounced thut tho regonts of tho Uni
vorslty of Wisconsln huve appolnted
Dr. Chailos H. Buntlng, of tho Unlvor
slty of Virginia, to the chalr of pa
thology of the College of Modlclno.
He graduated from Wisconsln Unlver?
slty ln 1890, and has been at the Unl
varoUv at VJxidula tho papt two ?&??.-*.
Tl VDTE FOR TAFT
These Definite lnstruction:
Given by Ohio Convention
to That State's Delegates
IIIS FACTIONCONTROLS;
PRESIDENT ENDORSEE
Names of Mr. Roosevelt and thc
Secretary of War Are Loudly
Cheered?Longworth For
gets His Speech?Want
Tariff Revision by
Special Session.
COLCMBUS. O., March ?!.? The Re?
publlcan State Conventlon foi
Ohlo adjourned to-day flnally
nfter havlng unanimously ln
dorsed Secretary of War Wll?
llam H. Taft for President ln a plat?
form adopted as reported from the
commlttee. The delegates at large tc
the natlonai conventlon were instrtict
ed to "voto for Taft until he ls nomi?
nated."
The conventlon Indorsed Governor
Andrew L. Harrls, of Eaton, for Gov
ernor, and Francls W. Trearlway, of
Cleveland. for Lleutenant-Governor,
Charles ?. Taft, of Clnclnnatl, a brother
of Secretary Taft; Myron T. Herrlck,
of Cleveland; Arthur I. Vorys, of Lan
caster, and AnJrew L. Harrls, of Eaton,
were named as delegates at large to
the n-.tlon?l conventlon, wlth OHver I,
Gunlklo, of Dayton; Arthur M. Oscar,
of Miaml county: G. E. Brondfleld. of
Belmont county. and A. H. Martln. of
Cleveland. as clternates. E. M. Hug
glns, of Columbus, and J. T. Carow, of
Clnclnnatl, were chosen presldentlal
electors at large.
President Roosovelt's name and that
of Mr. Taft were greeted wlth vocl
ferous applause. Stupen^ous cheerlng
greeted Congressman Theodoro Burton.
chalrman of the Commlttee on Resolu?
tlons, who read the platform.
There were contests for all but four
of the thlrteen places on the State
tlcket, and the larger part ot the- day
was spent In ballotlng. Attorney
Geneial Wade H. Ellls was permanent
chalrman.
ForKot Hls S-'peecli.
Representatlve XIcho!a3 Longworth,
of CincinnatI, presented to the con?
ventlon tho names of Charles P. Taft.
Myron T. Herrick, A. I. Vorys and An?
drew Li. Harrls as delegatcs-at-large
to the national conventlon, and they
were chosen by acclan:atl?n. Mr. Long?
worth bad eor.'ffiltted hi.; 'euc.eqh fo
memory and hls recollectlon fulted hlm
after he had spoken a fe- mlnutes.
Au awkward pause followed. whlch Mr.
Longworth broke with the remark:
"Just wail; I'll get started lnaminutc."
The conventlon broke lnto clieers
and laughter. and Mr. Longworth soon
"started," and flnlshed hls speech hap
plly.
Charles A. Cottrlll, a colored delegate
from Toledo. presented the names of
Edward N". Huggins, of Columbus, and
J. T. Carew, of Clnclnnatl, to be presl?
dentlal electors-at-large. They were
nominated without opposition.
Cottrlll made a really able and elo
quent speech, nnd the applause that
followed the nomlnatlons was as much
for the f-tubstance and dollvery of hls
address as for tho men whose names
he placed before the convention.
Features of I'li.t I'orin.
The maln features of tho platform
as adopted by the conventlon are as
follows:
"In the nation wo stand for those
Ideals of government whlch mean
justlce, equallty and falr deallng
among men.
"A brave and lmpartlal enforce
ment of the law; commercla] and
Industrial llberty; Indivlduallsm as
against sociallsm; competltion as
agalnst monopoly; government reg
ulation as agalnst | government
ownershlp; the promotlon of the
best Interests of labor and capital
and the unfllnchlng protectlon of
both; compensatlon for Injured em?
ployes of the government; the re
enactment in constitutional form of
the employers' llablllty act; a 11ml
tatlon In the exerciso of the power
of lnjunctfon in order to prevent
Its abuse; a greater merchant ma
rlne and an adequato navy; goner
ous provlsion for tho old soldlers,
the vanlshlng forcos of tho repub?
llc; llberal approprlations for the
lmprovement of waterways and
harbors, Including the Ohlo Rlver
and the Great Lakos, In accordance
with a general plan whlch shall
ho comprehensive and just to nll
portions of the country; the or?
ganlzatlon of nll cxlsttng natlonai
publlc health ageneies lnto a sln
gle national health department.
Tnrlff rtevlslon Later.
"A revision of the tarlff by a
speclal session of tho next Congress
lnsuring tho niaintenanco of the
true principlo of protectlon by lm
poslng such customs dutles as wlll
equal the difference between cost
of prodiictlon at homo and abroad,
together wlth a reasonabie proflt
to tho end tliat, without excesslvo
.dutles, American manufacturers,
farmers, producers and waga-earn
ers may have adequato protectlon.
"A sound flnancial system ln har
mony with the achlevemonts of the
Republicun party and such modlfl
cationa of the currency laws as
wlll provlde for the demands of
commerce, satlsfy tho needs of all
portions of tho country and have
at all times (lie quality of undoubt
od securlty.
"Tho civll polltlcal rlghts of the
American negro in every State, be
llo-ing as we do that hls marvolous
progress in Intelllgence, industry
and good cltlzenshlp has earned tho
respect r.ud oncouragement of the
natlon, and thnt those loglslativo
enactmont.i tliat have for tholr real
aliu hls dlsfranchlsomont for rea
(Contlmu-d on Second Page.)
WEATHER
Fair, with temperature vn.
changed,
NOT LET WOMEN VOTE
?Itidlrlnry Committee Agnlnut Fciimlc
Stiirrnf-fc?Mr. JcnklUN Explnlna.
WASHINGTON. March 4.?Thc House
Committee on tho Judlclary will re?
port ndvorsely the Jolnt resolution by
Mr. Davy, of Loulslatia, to ao amend
tho Constitution of tho United States
ns to confer upon women the right to
vote. The commlttee's actlon will bo
taken Frlday of thla week.
In dlscusslng tho propositlon, Chalr?
man Jenklns said:
"Our glrl frlenda seem to thlnk
that tho duty of thls eommitteo
Is vory easy, nnd that It ls n very
Blmplo matter to amond the Con
Ftltutlon of tho United States.
Thoso ln favor of thls propositlon
overlook tho fact that the Federal
govr-rnment was creatt-el by tho
States, and the States e.xpressly re
served unto themselves the power
and the right to say who shall voto
and who shall not vote. Now,
why should thc Federal govern?
ment undertake to force upon tho
States something they do not want?
To Illustrato. New York refuses tho
right of siitlragn to women. Why
?should they Join ln a crusado to
inslst that the right of suftrago
upon women should be conferred
ln the Stato of Georgla?
"The right to voto ls exerclscd
nuder what we commonly call tho
poilce power of tho States, and it
is a serlous question whether wo
should attempt to divide that
power. So far It has been proved
that lt is best to leavo lt cntlrelv
-vitii the States. But Inslstenco
upon suffrage is only a stop, that
ls followed by marrlage and dlvorce
and several other sentlmental prop?
osltlons.
"When the question ls flrmly
presented as to whether women
shall vote or not. wo shall havo to
argue the question on different
llnea. I am perfectty wllllng to say
that slnce I havo been In Congress
I have novor seen a member of the
Comrnlttoc on the Judlclnry who
felt favornbly Incllneel to thls pro?
posed act. Another thing might
be sald In thls connection. anel that
Is that our Democratlc frlends will
not be asleep when the attempt is
y made to deprlve the States of thls
Union ot any part of thelr pollco i
power."
ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION
\nthnn VIdaver, Speclnl Depnty Attor
iiey-Genernl, Fucen Aceusntlons.
NEW YORK, March 4.?Nathan
Vl.laver, a speclal Deputy Attorney
General. wns arrested to-day. charged
wlth attempted extortlon. The actlon
was brought by Dlstrlct Attorney Je?
rome. who alleges that VIdaver, by
thr-ats, got $500 from Wllllam R.
Montgomery, formerly presldent of the
Hamilton Bank, and now under Indict?
ment on charges of over-certlflcatlon.
Montgomery anel Vldnver lunched' to?
gether at the Aator House to-day, and
durlng the meal. in fulfillment of a
prearranged plan, tlve $100 bills were
passed by the indlcted banker. It ls
alleged, to the Dr-putv Attorney-Gen?
eral. The bllls had heen marked and
were mibsequcntly identifled by detec?
tives who made afndavlts to having
wltnessed the transactlon.
When arralgned in court VIdaver de?
clared his arrest an outrage, anel sald
that tho $500 received was a retalner
for prospectlve and proper legal ser?
vlce. He sald nlso that ho met Mont?
gomery at the request of Mosph II
Grossman, of the law flrm of Iiouse,
Grossman and Vorhaus. The deputy
wns held jn $5,000 hall for a heartng
to-morrow.
T0 BUY KENTUCKY CROP
Mr. Campbell In I cxlncteui to Trv nnd
CIomc Denl For 80,000,000 I"e.iiii.l.-e.
IPpe^lil to The Tlmes-DlBOOteh.1
LEXINGTON'. KY.. March 4.?Hugh
Campbell. of RIchmond, Va., presldent
of the United Stato,, Tobacco Company,
camo *K>re to-day to hold o confe*rene:e
to-morrow wlth reprosentatlv.->s of the
Equlty Tobacco Socletv to take steps
toward a deal by which ho w!U secure
tho S0.000,000 pounds of tohacco now ln
the equity pool at equlty prlces?15
cents a pound. A conference wns held
ln Louisvilie yesterday, but a settlo.
ment could not be reached. A confer
ence wute then called to be hald here.
Tobacco men from all over the Burley
dlstrlct will be h.>re to-morrow.
ln elisctissing the tobacco situation
Mr. Campbell sald that he ls confldent
nll troubles between wnrring tobacco
factlons will soon bo settled.
EXCHANGED SHOTS
I'nKlne-e-r nnd nruUcmiin of Sninc Trnln
Havo Pistol Dnel.
[Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dhpatch."
SUFFOLK, VA.. March 4.?J. s.
Query, an engineer on the Atlantlc
Coast Lino traln to-day had a sl. -ot
ing affray wlth Gus Sessons, a negro
brakeman on the same train, at Whaley
Station. A bullet struck Query's head
and Infllctcd a scalp wound several
inches long, but he soon left wlth his
train for the south, and hls injury is
not supposed to be critical. Sessons
was shot through the coat sleeve, btrt
was not hurt. Tho cause of the trouble
is not known. Sessons remained in the
vlclnity and Ia sald to havo defled
arrest.
C0MMIT MURDER T0 ROB
?Warren Hurt Killed, Wife Left for Dead
nnd Hoiinc Se*are*lie-el In Vaiu.
HAWKINSVILLE, GA., March 4.?At
daylight this mornlng some person or
persons nttacked Warren Hart, near
Emplre, Ga., as he went out to feed hls
stock. crushing liis head to jelly and
kllling him Instantly. They then went
to the kltchen. wbere Mrs. Hart wns
preparing hreakfast and attacked her
with an nx, leiaving her for dead. She
ls now barely allve. Tho motive was
robbery, as Hart had about $1,000 in
the house. whlch the murderers failed
to flnd. Two negroes havo been ar?
rested, suspected of belng tho assas
Bins.
Mr. and Mrs. Hart were about sixtv
flvo years old, and wero hlghly ro
spocted.
LABOR TROUBLES ABROAD
Threatened I.oekoui of 20,000 Cotton
OpeVuttvea?Fnnlneern Roject Tcrina.
LONDON. March 4.?Serlous labor
troubles stlll are threatened In tho
Luiu-ashlro cotton trade and among the
englneers on tho northeast coast. No
tlces wero posted to-day throatenlng
a lookout of 20,000 cotton operatlvea
ln the Colne and Nelson dlstricts, whllo
the englneor.-i, who hnvo been involved
In the recent shlp-bulldlng atrlke along
the Tyne, rejected hy a largo majorlty
the compromlse effected wlth the em.
ployers by Davld Lloyd-George, prea
Ideht of the Board of Trade. Notwlth
stundlng thla Mr. Lloyd-Georsro ls con
tlnulng hls efforts to arrange a settle
ment of the trouble. ..
CHAIRMEN WILL CONFER
TUo-ic of Labor OrKiinly.ntlonn Related s
to Ne.i i..lK nn<I Wehtern to Meet, .
ROANOKE, VA., March 4?Tho
ehulrmen ot the labor organlzatlons
thal ure related to tho Norfolk nnd
Western Itil'r.-.l wlli he'd n moetlng
horo March 10th for tho purpose of
conalderlng tho wnno propositlon sub?
mltted by tho company.
Thla matter waa soiuo days ngo sub?
mltted by the chalrman to tho membor
shlp of tlie various lodgeB, snd it Is
now being voted on by them at thoir
t'uKulut- meetinga.
Over 170 Children
Are Cremated In
Burning School
Penned in Narrow Hallway and Packed
Against Closed Doors, More Than Half
the Pupils Perish in Fierce Flames.
WITH JAM AGAINST THE DOOR
UNABLE TO REACH FIRE ESCAPE
One of the Most Heartrending Disasters in Nation's His
tory in North Collinwood, a Suburb of Cincinnati.
Nearly AII of the Bodies Are Recovered.
Anguish and Desolation in
the Homes of All.
CLEVELAND, OHIO, March 4.?Penned ln narrow hallways, Jammed ut
agalnst doors that only opened Inward, between 160 and 1T0 children
In the suburb of North Collinwood woro to-day killcd by flre, by smok?
and beneath the grlndlng haels of their panlc-strickon playmatcs. Thi
awful tragedy occurred thls mornlng ln the public school of North Collinwood,
ten miles east of this clty. At 10 o'clock to-nlght 165 corpsea were ln th*
morgue at Collinwood, slx children wero stlll unaccounted for, "and all th?
hospltals and houses for two miles around contalned numbers of children, joni
fatally and many less serlously Injured.
VICTLMS ALL USDER FIFTEEN YEARS.
All of tho victlms were between the ages of slx and flfteen years. The
school contalned between 310 and 325 puplls, and of thls entire number onlj
about elghty are known to have left the building unhijrt It wlll be aeveral
days before the exact number of kllled Is known, as the rulns may stlll con?
taln other bodies, and tho 11st of fatalltles may be increased by a number oi
deaths among tho children who aro now lylng ln the hospltals, hoverlng be?
tween llfo and death.
The schoolhouse was of brlck, two storles and an attlc ln helght. The
number of puplls was moro than normally large, and tho smaller children had
been placed In the upper part of the building. There was but one flro escape,
and that waa In tho rear of tho bulldlng. There were two stalrways, one lead
ing to a door in front, and tho other to a door ln the rear. Both of these
doors opened Inward, and lt is clalmed the rear door was locked as well.
MARCHED TO FIND DOOR CLOSED.
"When the flames were dlscovercd Uie teachers, who throughout seem ta
have acted wlth courage and self-possesslon and to have struggled herolcally
for the safety of thelr pupils. marshaled the llttlo ones lnto column3 for the
flre drlll, which they had often practlccd. Unfortunately tho llne ot march in
this exerctso had always led to tho front door. and tho children had not been
tralned to seek any other exlt. Ihe tlre to-day camo from a furnace situated
dlrectly under thls part of tho bulldlng. When the children reached the foot
-of the stalrs they found the Ilames close upon them, and so swlft a rush waa
made for the door that ln an instant a tightly packed mass of children was
Piled up agalnat it. From that socond none of those who were upon any por?
tlon of tho flrst flight of stalrs had a chanee for thelr llves. The children at
tho foot of the stalrs attempted to flght thelr way back to the floor above whlle
those who were coming down shoved them mercllessly back into the 'flames
below. In an Instant there was a frightful panic, wlth 200 of tho pupils mrht
Ing for thelr lives. pupus ngnt
Most of those who were kllled llve here. The greater part of those ..
escaped managed to turn back and reached tho flre escapo and the windowa
the rear, *
who
in
ANGRY FLAMES ARE FED BY
BODIES OF LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS
ULEVELAND, OHIO, March 4_Va?
rious uncontlrmed statements aro made
as to the cause of tho lire, and
also that tho doors of the building had
been locked at tho front entrance,
whlle but one door of tho rear entrance
was unfastened.
The janltor, Frltz Herter, himself
bereaved of three children, says the
doors wero open, accordlng to custom.
At any rate, t'.e congestlon of flceing
children ln the hallway below effect
ualiy barred the way, and tho llttlo
one.s went to thelr death totally un?
able to avoid the flames.
Wlthln three hours after the start
of tho tlre lt had burned Itself out.
and tho work of recoverlng the bodies
proceeded. Th > vlllage flre department
had only two englnes, and neither.
upon arrlval after the alarm was glvon,
was at all tifective ln stemming the
flames.
Llttle Tols In Attlc.
The school was a two-story and attlc
brlck bulldlng, constructed about slx
yoars ago. It was ovorcrowded wlth
puplls, and lt was found necessary to
utilizo tho attlc for those of tho ages
between slx and eight. Nearly all
tne children wore klllod in the mass
at the llrst floor. door, whlch waa
-.iiully oponed by men from tho Lake
Shoro Railway Shops, o hurrled to
the scene. A wall of flame had form?
ed across lt, however. and most of the
children were already dead by the
tinie tho doors were sivung open.
.ipproxlmately 300 children attended
tho school, which had nlno rooms.
Janltor Herter could remember llttlo
of whnt happened after the flre started.
"1 was sweeplng ln tho basement."
ic. said, "when I looked up and saw
i wlsp of smoke curling out from be
ic-ath the front stalrway. I ran lo tho
Ire alurm and pulled the gnng that
lounded throughout the bulldlng. Then
: ran flrst to the front and then to the
?ear doors. I can't romember what
iiippenod next, except that I smv
lames shootlng all about and thn llttlo
?hlldren running down through thom
creamlng. Some fell at the rear en
rance and others stumbled over them.
saw my llttlo Helen among them. I
rlecl to pull her out, but tho flames
Irove mo back. I had to leavo my
Ittlo child to dle."
Herter was badly burned about tho
lead.
joncs Life for Cbllilren.
Mlss Catheriue Woller, one of tho
line te-ichern ln tlio school, lost her
Ife ln a va'ln effort to marshal the
uiplls of her clijss uud load them to
afety. Sho died In tho erush at the
ear door. Her room was on lho sec
>uil floor, und when the flro alarm
ounded she marched her puplls lnto
ho hall, thlnklng lt wns only a flre
li'lll. Thero tho truth dawned upon
10th tencher and puplls, and control
vus lost. Tlio chlldron ln thelr frenzy
diinged Into ihe struggllng mass tihead
>f thenj. Mlss Weller attempted to
tem tho rush. but went down under lt,
nd hor boiLv was found, u.n hour later
plled high with those of her puplls.
Mlss Flsk, another teacher. was taken
out alive, but she cannot llvo.
Burnlng through the cross supportu
of the flrst f oor, tho flames passed
upwurd untll all tnree floors crashed
lnto a smoldorlng plle into the base?
ment.
After the flre had practlcally burned
Itself out ihe work of resculng the
bodies was begun by flremen and rall?
road employes from the Lake Shore
Shops. The rallroad company turned
over ono of its bulldncs nearby to bo
used as a temporary morgue, and
thither the charred and broken llttlo
bodies were removed as fast as they
could be dug from the ruins. Within
five hours practlcally all had been
recovered. They wero placed ln rowa
ln tho Lako Shore Shop. Identlfica
tlons were made only by means of
clothing or trlnkots. Tho fira had
swept away nearly all resembiance to
human features. Dlstracted parents
soon began to gather. and the work of
Identlfylng the blackened and mangled
corpses began.
Tuklug Out the Bodies.
The gruesome task of taklng out
thi blackened corpses and blts of hu?
man remalns was ono of horror. A Une
of rescuers was formed, backed by half
a dozen ambulances. as the bodies
woro untangled from the debrls they
woro passed along to the stretchera
and then'ce to a bed In tho ambulance.
Merclfully cov.red wlth blankets the
pitlful slghts woro veiled from the
crowd of ourlous. As fast as a load
wus obiained it was drlven away to
the Improvlsed morgue. to bo succeed
ed by another within a short tlme.
The slght of tho human eharnel
house caused tho men delving huo the
mass of burned flesh to hesitate: but
thoy had to smother thelr feelings for
the timo bolng iu they tenderlv han.lled
all thnt was mortal of tho llttle tots.
Scenex of InieiiNt Angulsh.
At th0 temporary morgue ln the Laka
Shore shops the scenes became fe-ar
fui in their ii-,tensity of human sufrer
Ing, as fathers, mothers. brothers and
sisters passed up and down the llnes
formed of 160 corpses. To fiu-llltata
Idontlflcatlon tho bodies were num
bered ns they wero received at the
iiorgue. Tho flrst Idontlflcatlon was
nade by tho mother of Nels and Tommy
1'hompson. agod slx and nlne years
?espectivoly. The heads and arms had
icen burned from both bodies. but th*
?nothcr recognlzed the shoes on her
?hlldren's feet. And so tho dlsheart
inlng work went on, accontuated now
md then by u. plerolng shrlek or plaln
Ivo moan as a loved one was recox
ilzed by clothing or token. sucri ai
?lng or recklace,
About tho burned schoolhouse thero
aro but few resldenccs. In rcio of
theso Mrs. Clark Sprung llved. Uor
llttle boy, Alvon, aged seven, was ;t
pupll in the second grade. When th*
flre started tha mother ran over to
tho school, and arrlved when the flrst
floor waa a mass ot flames. At n
window on that floor ahe saw th$

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