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VUti DI8PATCH 1COUNDHD 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 17,858. RIOHMOND, VAi? SUNDAY, MAROH 8, .1908. PBIOB FIVE CENTl OF May Reject Report 011 Appro priation Bill and Tic Up General Assembly DELEGATES POUR IN, ROUT UPP-ER BKANCH Considcratioii 0f Impbrtant Mat tcrs Ahruptly Maitecl.' by Dc sccnt of Hilarious Members <jf tlic House?Bill tir Brcak Baylqr Sur vcy Killcl. Important Bills Passed Yesterday ItOUSfK. I fini'rrtiliiK Mlirehotme rrcrlpl*. I iilfuriii nhIph lai?. To (piipIi forpntrr ln ptibllp achboj*. T? fillovv iMIi-h (o rnt.-ihllxli iin rxrpiMlvp cnninilNnlan. To r<'(iiiliKr llir prnHIre of plmr ?napy. To problhli phurtrm lo linnka of lr? Ihnn HHMKM) nipltnl. ?To rPKUlalp ?lic Hiirrini of Inmir ?nec. *To rnlnUlliih nn ppllpptlc polony. SK.ViTK. *.\ pproprlntlns tnonry fnr C'onfrd rrntr rrmrfrry n( Johnnon'N liilnnd, Ohlo. ?Kor llic rreHInn of n ('onfpilrrnlr inomtinriil nl <;<?! I? nhlirc. ?I'rovldlnjj lliiir for holdlns elr rult rmirlM. To rMiihllMi IIVe ntopk qimriinllnp. *l'rovldlnir ppimltlpn for porporn (lonN for fnllurc to pay rraltlrntion fpp?. BIIIb ninrkpd ? Iiiivp nlrrndy piinaed tlip olhpr lioiiKr, imil now hri-onii* ln?? unlrKK vplopd liy thp (iovrrnor. nv I.KWIS II. MAIIIKV YESTERDAY ln tho L^glslaturo was markPfl by hh Incotigruou^l mlMuro of Hdlpninlty. Ktrpiiu osltx M* hilmtty. Tlm *np-: poNitinn timt ih'e approprlatlou 1 bill would l>e finnlly dealt wltli in thej night seasjon and tliat the Assombly, to \ rII intont.s dnd purposen would liroak i up as i<onii as tliat incasurd ?a? passed,! caused botli houscs to woik dliifcenUy and at tlic aamo tlme injcctnd a specics I of de'moralizatiou into thu whole Lcgis lalure. Contrary to rxpec-tatlou, thej coiiferoes upon tlm appmpriatioti bill presehted fhelr report Lic fn tlm after-j noon. Iletnurkablp harmony and <niick | adjiiKtinctit of dlfferencos characterized tfic work of tlm cominittfcOH of confor cncc. I'erliaps tlm uncertainty of hav ing a quorum on Monday spurrcd them to proihpt acllnn. At any ratc, an agreemont was reaehed much mi re rradlly than is usual ln tho case of tlila bill. l-'or Home rcason tlio confcrencc re? port was tiot hrought up ln tlm Mouse. In tlm Henate. howevor, it provoked an anlmatcl dlacuasiop and aroused vlg orouB oppoaition. Mniiy iiiiIh I'a.tMpd. Botli lionses pawscd a lars<' nuiiiber of bllls. tnost of tlmtn.of local and clr cumacrlbcd offect, and Oefeated otli-j crs. Botli wore oporatlnjj upon a nieth-j od by whili a sninll r.timbor of objec tlons prcventcd tlm i-onsideratloh of a bill?in tho iSer.aJc, three and in the j Houee. ten. Tlic rcfiilt was that triany w'ero pa.sHed by, wliicli mcant good-by J to them. f Tlm Spuate passed tlie. Houyc bill for tlic craetlon uf a monurnent at Octtya hui'R to tlie Vlrglnlana wlio porisbcd on that fleld. Especlal credit is due to Colotml Thoma.s .Smitli, of Knuquivr, for his cn.org-y and zeai in securing tho passagc of tliis measiire, ln wiilch the entlro Stntc was intcrestcd to an un usual degree. Tlic MoiiKf. by h clase vote, killed the oyster bill, wliicli, to soino cxtent, providcd for tho brcaking of the Bay lor survey. H baa passed tho Seriate by;- an alinost unanintous vote,' but in tho lowcr branch encountored strong oppositlon. Tlm Tldowater inembers dlvlded upon it, and so did thoso from other seetlons. Of tlm two patrons o? tho llousR bill, whlch was identlcul wlth tlic Senate bill, on<. opposed its passagc and tlm otlier was absent. Th,ere secined to bo a plcntiful biok of tnfnrmation ainong the nic-tnbers gen ?rally, as to lf"e provlsions of tho bill. as iyo'A as regarding tlie subjoct wltli wlith It dealt. The astonlslilng con trartety of oplnidn ainong the supposed oyster oxperts ?unfused tho rest of the Mouse, who appeared to voto sonm what at hap-hazard, and changod thelr vot.es backward and forward. Thero was a niajorlty of one against the bill, which lacked elglit votes of tlib num bcr neeossary to pass It. ;OfllcerV Honored. ' , Part or tlie moriiing scssion of the Houso was devoted to tho prosbntation of tokens to llm Speaker and tho^plorjc, and to a gridiron productlon of doeld?d oloverness. Tho Spealter was tho ro olplent of a handsomo silvor ibvlng cdu, wliioh was presonted, on behalf of "tho members, by tho dologato from Bruns Tvlok in a brlof 1 tit iinprosalvo speoi-h. Tho Spcakor roplled in a graueful apd flnisliod speeoh coniplimenting tho body upon its fnlthful and patrlotic work, and genorously aciiordtne to tlm mi tiorlty tlmlr full sharo of tho pralso, Tlui , Dologato from Gloueestof, in happy voln. prosqnted tho glft of tho body, au elcgnnt borry bolw. lo the clerk.of tho i.Iouso for his long and ?xeellent sorvlce. and that goiUleman faspomlod feelingly. Undoubtodly, both offlclals rlohly doservod theso remoni branecH for the pfflelont work which has eontrlhiited to nuilco tho prcsont Kou.se of Dologates the most industri ous of any in -rot'ont yonrs. Tho hutnorouH uoinpositloim read by (Contlnued on Thhd Page.) BRYAN IS COMING Wlll \ritlrcn* (ii'iirnil AH?eniti|> <>n \nrrimoii of Mnrrli 251 h. Hon. Wllllam JentilngM Bryan wlll mldri'HH n Jolnt hchbIoh >ot ihe Goucral AwHOftillly of Vlrgliilu 011 tho. afternootv ?f Mnrrh 26th. Oovernor Hwanaun henl to Ihe Eoglnlnturo laln IflHtnlght ,a spcolal meaHngo cqtivoyltlfi; thla infor tnatlon, wlth coplea ot acvcral lotlera and tolograinx whleli havc been ek clianged wltli tlie Nebraaka Htatoania:i lii rnHpotiae 16 k niCHsage frorn llc Oovernor, Iti wlilch, on behalf of the Aanernbly, be Invlted Mr. Bryan make an addroas boforo ilio body'nn Marolt 2fith or 26th. and to be hl* guest al" lliat tlnio, uie Oovernor ycaterday l-oeelvod tli<! followlng tclogram: "Oovernor C'lailrte A. Sininm.n, Hlrli inonil. yn.i "Vonr irli'Krnm jitnt rrorlvrd. Shall bp nlrnmeil to nrtrlrm* l,r?l?lntiirc iif Irriiiiiin March ii.ltli. Vour Invltntlun at'CP|l(<*ll. Ilrin.v fhnnkn. "WIM.IA.M .1. RltVAN." In hls ineaaage (he Oovernor aug gentcd lhat tlie A88embly make proper nrrBiigfmcntH for ilio occaalon, and of fercd to od-oporato ln any niantier that niny be Hiiggcfllril. illa rceomtnenda tlon wlll be actcd on to-morrow. The announecment that Mr. Bryan ivoUld addresn the l/eglHlature wan re celvod wlth long contlnued applause and'cliGerlng ln the Houkc. and waa rocelved wlthotit cxprcaslon of atiy aort ln tho Senatc. HATCHET MEN FOUND GUILTY Wnrry I'hnrlpx nnil Elght Othrr Bnntnn < lilnpur Convlctcd of Murder. BOSTON. MA'SbV Marrh 7.?Warry CharloK. ono of the wealthleat and nionl Influcutlal Chlnariiou of Bnnton. and '.? Ib:it of lil.s countryinen, clalmed to bo .lotorlous "llatvhct Mcn." wero found gullly by a jury ln thc Siiprcme Superlor Court late io-day of inurdor ln the fiiftt degree on four counts, al loglng -.he kllllng of four Ohlnamon ln Boston Augiixt 23d last year. A tenth defcndant, Yce Watt, who itn.fl alfo been on trlal on the satue rhargra, dlfd .sUddonly ln hls tell laRt Tuesday whlle tlie trial wbh ln pro l?rp?K. Tlie niPii to-day found gullty arc Mill SlnK. Hora U'onn, I^eong Gong, Wong I'ui'k. Wong HoWi Joe Guey. Dong Bok, Llng Yeedung anr] Warry Charlen. The men wfero aCcuaed of the inurdor ;>f Chln Mong yuln. Wong ShuchUng, Chln Loe't Hnd lx.-e Kcn. ln each case Warry Charlea was accused of belng Hn acceaabry bofore the fact. The casea lim! been on trlal for thirty-threo daya, the llrHt four daya belng thrown oUt jn ac'ownt of a infKtrlal, owitig to tlie sickheaa of a Juror. The cost of tho trlal N estlmatod at $21,000. The niurdcrH for which the nlne ;hlnamen were fotittd gullty grew out of a long-standlng feud between tho Hlp Slng Tong" and the "On Leong fong.'' rlval Chlnese aocletlep. Early I rlday nlght. Anguat 23, 1307. i number of .?trange Chlnamen midden ly appearetl In the Oxford Place. in the lieart of the Chlnese rniarler of Boaton. iind began flrlng froni revolvera of lieavy iilibir -in..ii Hcor-n of Clilnesp nurt-chanta and laundrymen, who were lazlry lolling about. Over.forty shbts were flred, and when the police ap peare.i they found three triilnamen dead md u .lozen olhers serJously wounded. Jne of whom dled. Shoy Tong. one of the prlnclpal gov ?rntnent wltneases, testllled that Warry Charlea. preaidenf of the Hlp Slng rong. had inwtltutod the kllling. Durlng hls lestlmony he said: Charlea nald thal he would have to do 'ome killlng and make tho Chlnese lualiicaa men ho afrald that all of them vould joln our soclety." Charles la also alloged to have sald: ?We are gettlng to b0 ,|ead ones, and nust kill sonie one." GOES TO SEE FELKER Vurfolk Clilef t? Take n l.ook nt Vrln uncr in Xeir Urlrana. NOBFOLK; VA.. March 7.?Chiof of !Jollco Bou-sh. of thls clty. left to-nlght 'or New Orloans for a personal inves .Igation befpre formal action 1s taken n the mattcr of cxtraditlon of Georg>. lamllton. under arrest as T. Clayton .?'elkcr. auapected of the murder and ?obbery of Alston H. Bordiok. of Horao, Ja.. in a Iocal hotel October 20, 1907. Thero i? no Indlctment here agalnst ?'elkor. hut Chiof Boush oxpccta to >btain eyidence In New Orloans that :oi;ld be uaed hcrc in nnding one. Tlllnk He In thc Mnn. NEW ORLEANS, LA.. March 7.?The lollce here belfeve that Clayton Kelker s the real naino of the prlsoner regis ered as Geoige Hanillton. Dlspatehes rom Dallon, Ga.. say that Felker is voll knowu thore. and that Geor'gu Kainllton. one of the most prominent 'oung men of Dallon. liaa been greatly tnnoyed by the use of the allas George lamllton, by Felker. JIM SMITH OUT 0N BAIL tllegcit llloekader Itclpimpil on llonil Anproved by Ulntrlvt Attornev. rSpeclal'to The Times-Dlspatch.l WINSTOX-SAEEM. N. C. March 7.? lim Hniilli. of 'Smlthtown, Indleted for oniplicity ln the inurdor of Revenue )fflcer Hendrlcks last Xovembcr, Avas ?eleascd from jall thls afteruoon by in ilruotlon of Dlstrict Attorney Holton. vho to*day reeoived and passed upon he bond required of Siiiith. . '' The boiidanien are as follows: .1. H. doore, who qualifled for $5,000; T. R, ^ratt, for $2,500; E. Jones, for $1,500. ind \V. R. Cardwcll. $1,000. All:of he partlcs veslde olther In^or near dadisou. Snilth was a happy nian when Jaller lannor notlfi^d hltn that hls bond tad'boon aooepted und that ho eottld ro-out a free nintl agaln. He left thls tfterpoon for ltomo. T0 C0NTINUE CU.RTAILMENT I'ew KiiK'niul . AlaiiufnutnrerN llcgard Tliln CourNii aw \?i'HMNiiry. BOSTON, MAS.S., Maroh 7.?It was ^lnounood lioro tb.-d.ay that the priii Ipai eottou iiianiifaotiif'oVa ln New Juglanct have Uei'Iiled'to contlnuo tho urtailniLMil 'uf Iho, norinaV. produetion, 5 por ceiijt.', for auother three motitliH. Thls deelslon. fnllowH an tnuulry into ho probuble deniaiui for eotton goods. t is statcd that thunilll men gen rally. beliovo thut any uthor cottrae vould inean lengtliy ahut-dowiiH, wlth onsequent Iohh tp, stoekholders and istross to oiuployes. Seuregntloii l.nw l pliold, NASIIVILEE, TENN.. Mari-li 7.?Tho lupfenie Cout'i to-day uphold the Naah IIle segregntlon law. Thls law onn Ines the saloons of the.elty to a eer ulu terrdory TO SEE BRYAN WIN A Growing Feeling Ainong Shrcwd Leaders of Mope for Democratic vSucccss. GREAT PORCES WORK TO flRING CIIANGE Prophccy of tlic Siin That Bryan VVill Triuiuph if Taft Is Pittecl Against Mirti Attracts At tcntioii?F'roliibition Plank VVill Bc Urgccl. Tlmes-Diapatrh Bureau. Mun??y BulMIng, 'VaJblngten, U. <?. March 7. DEMOCRATS have heon out of power so tnng and have be coitw so aocustanmd to dcfeat that the vast majority of tlm party. perhaps, doon not expeet a Democrat to be elected to tho presl dcncy thls fall. Tho feellng of despalr and hopelcssness Is perfectly natural. But there are rr.any evldences that It is not unlversal. and multlplylng evl fjpupes that the hope and expectntlon of a. Denincratle Prpsldent belng eiootPd tltls'ycar Is one whieh Is growlng wl?h nioat marked rapldlty. Sonm of th* Hhrewde.st forecasters In the eountry. and they ar<> to b? found In Washing tr,n. cxpress tlm calm convlotlon tliat n Democrat wlli sueceed Mr. Roosevelt on the 4th of next March. And tlmre are inany who belleve Mr. Rnosevolt wlli not hp In the least sorry. unlpss Mr. Taft should bo tho defeated nomi noe. It Is not at all cortaln that Presldont Roosevelt would prefer seein* a man Ilke Cannon or Falrbanks or foraker elected over a Democrat llko Mr. Bryan. Thls n DeniocrnHp Yenr. But however that may be. thore are many polltlclans. cold-hlooded proposi tlons. whose partlsanry docs not blas thelr judginent. who bellevo tlils Is to be a Democratic year, and that Mr. Pryan wlli be elected In November. Much Intcrest was created In Washlng ton by an edltorlal in the New Vork Sun of tho 3d instant. ln which the electfdn of Mr. Bryan was predicted, nrovldpd Mr. Taft were tho eandldate. Tlm Stin allpgcd in thls edltorlal that no Repuhlican candidate. not pvpn >fr. Roosevelt hlmself. could carry New Vork against any Democratic csndl JaU\ . ?'Therp are inighty. and revolutionarv ~hanges operatinp in the polltical land scape," says the Sun. All oplnions expressed by New Ynrk "re in Washlnsrton conflrm the state tnent of the Sun that mlghty forcef. ire at work to overthrow the exlstlnp; 3rder in that clty and State. A mem iier of one of^ the best known flrrris of ?otton brokors in New York Clty aald io the wrlter thls week that if Mr. rtoosevelt were the Repuhlican candi iate and Mr. Bryan the Democratic- thls ?enr. he would gladly pull off his coat ind do all In his power to elect Mr. 3ryan. Kroni nn Old-l,inp Itppubllcnn. "And I never voted nnythlng but the tepubllcan ticket stratght in my' llfe," dded tho broker. "There are huri ircds of business men of my intlmate cquaintance who agrce wltli me that Jryan can carry New York over any ther candidate. Were the Denver con entlon to nomlnate an Kastern Dem'o rat Ilke Georsre Gray. of Delaware, It t-ould be absolutely safe to count upon he State of New Vork glving hlm a najorlty of from 100,000 up. and en irely sa*fc to bet that New Jersoy, >olaware and Connectlcut would also o Democratic. It is Impossible for one o exaggerate scarcely the strong Ben Iment against the present adminlstra lon which is to be found ln New York. may say for myself that whlle I avp known Theodore Roosevelt since e was in kllts, .1 nevcr Intend voting or hlm for any offlce again. Tho onest business man of thls eountry nust be given a chance. Presidenl toosevclt has thrown hlin into a class irlth thleves. the innocent with tlm uilty. and the result Is that all of ua re seeing our- buslncsscs go to the evll. Bryan has always been eareful 6 dlfferontiate between honest busl ess men and the other kind. We wani'' s Presldent a whlle a man who wlli! ecognize the fact that some of us I (Continued on Fifth Page.) GIRL USES HER PIST0L arnlliia l.nanle Scttles a Unurrel Iti Wild Wcat Sljle. M (Speclal to The Tiines-DlBpatch.l ASHEVJtLLK, N. C. March 7.?Infor-! natlon has .iust reached here of al orlous shooting affray at Shelton .au'rel, in Madison county, on Frlday vonlug, Mlss Ida Franklln bcing shot nd probably fatally wounded by Mlss 'arzada Shelton. Full dctails are lacklng, but from ho lnforination roceived it appears luit Mlss Parzada Shelton went to tho oma of Miss Franklln, In Sheltan ,aural, for tho purpose of stralghten ng out a personal mattor, but was re used admittance, whoroupon ahe be anie. onraged, and .drawlng a large allbro plstoj from hcr pocke.t, proinpt y began to shoot lnto . tho houso hrough the olosed door. One oj the 'Ullets from Mlss Slielton's plstol truck Jllss. Franklln in tho broast, In licting a dangerous, and a. probably atal wound. Immedlat^ly after the shooting Mlis helton mountcd a horso and nulckly rossed tho border Into Tonnessoe. The heriff, howovor, was close. bohlnd, and or capture was aocompllHhedSvltliout Iflloulty, and slio Is now lodged In tho Ireon eounty (Tonn.) Jall, and refuse.i o returii to North (.'aroliua wltliotil eiiulsltlon papors. Slie wlli probably e held ln Groen county jall 'awaltlng urther devolopments ln Mlss Frank In's conditloli, ? Mlss- Parzada Shelton, ,who Iti woll nown ln Ashovlllo, Ih a young womau f. twenty-five years of age, .atrlklngly lahdsome, wltli coaj hlack eyos and tilr; vory gracoful and attractlvo in tannor,. and when ln Ihls clty was al ,'Hys vory stylishly dressed. Hor nmily Is u very promlncnt one'lu tlio ihelton Laurcl section. Japan's Ultrmatum in Case of the SeimrSf the Tatsu Maru and ller Crew. IMiMEDIATE ACTION IN CASE OF DEEAULT Matter ' L'tulcr Considcration by Cliincsc Foreign Board, and an Answer Expectcd Jo-Day. World Assurcd Japan Will N'ot Bc Hasty. PEKIN, March 7.?Japan?. ultlma tuni In the case of tho Jap? anese ateamahlp Tatsu Maru was presented to the bead of thc Chinese forelgn board yos terday. and to-day thc board has the matter undcr conslderatlon. The Tatsu Maru was selzed oft Macao on Keb ruary 7th by Chlneae. euatoms erulsers on the eharge that her eargo of arms and atntnunltion was jntended for Chl nese rcvoluttonlsts, although conslgn ed to a. merehant of that place. Th3 steamer Is now belng held at Whatn poa, on the Canton Rlver. The Irrrdnelhle iiijulniiini of thc .lapanenc rlalnm la ?he rexterntlon ?f the steamer, n? tifll n? of her i-nrgo, nnd the payraent of a full Indemnlty. Wllon la drmanderi '"wlthln n ??reasonablc tlme." In case of dcfntilt or pontponc nipnf Jnpan, nceording lo the trrms of her iiltlnintuin, ulll "take lin mrdlate nrtloii." ?lapan expeets a reply by to-morrow. Sho wlll not tolorate Chlnas offer 10 investlgate tho case; she Inslsts upon an apology for thc liaullng down of the Japanese flag on tho Tatau Maru, and she wlll riot accept tnedlation. af tirmlng fliat China ls ln error and that the. facts are Ineontrovertlble. Baron Hayabhf,. the Tlapanest: minls ter. In dcllvcrlng the .-Jltlmaium. malo referenee to Japan's synipathy for China In the matter or llie contraband trarfle in arms, and explained Uvtt China coilld not cxpcrt med&tioii so long nP she dld not adiult the partlrl pntlon of tho BorfiMry-.e. "A represTiitatlye of thc firm- at Macao boarded tbe vessel; accompanied by tho Portuguese authorfttes. beforo her selzure by a Clilnese veswel. She was undoubtedly then In Portuguese terrltorlal waters. The clalm Ot Japan that thls ls a clear case of vlolatlon of hor'natural rlghts and an inault to the flag was prnved by the Chintse them selves In offerlng to restoro the ship. together with a lurther promise re eelv.ed to-day to reprimand the pfflcials who loworcd the Japanese flag. Not wlthstunding thls, whllo we are detor mlned not to concedo what we belleve is proper, btit to ultiniately cnforco our demands, should China refuae to llsten to reason, the world may rest assured lhat Japan will not act hastily, hut wlll welgh her future actlons wlth the ut most dellberatlon." The Chinese minister at Tokio held a leiigthy conference wlth Baron Chln da. vice-mlnister of thc forelgn ofnee. tbis morning. Uuring the sesslon of the Cabinet the Chinese minister' flrst contended that bccause Portugal held Macao waters under troaty. thcrefore the waters remalned actually under Clilnese sovereignty. Later, however, thc nlnister wlthdrew thls contentlon. HER PURPOSE iSPEACE So Dcelarc* Tnkahlrn ln Snylng Japau I>o.c* Not Waut Any War. rsoeclnl to The Tlmep-DISDatcli.l WASH1NGTON, D. C, March 7.? Baron Takahira. Ainbassador to Japan. sald. in most posltlve terms ln an in tervlew to-day. tliat Japan had too many responsibilities to think of war. Ambassador Takahira also outllncd. the pollcy of Japan towards Korea and Manciiurla, and ln Asiatlc arid'forolgn aftalrs generally. "Japan is already overburdened wlth its responsibilities. Wliy imagino lt seeks more," he said. 'Tou-Bpeak of Japan's part in the future of hurnan history. ln answer to all thls I havo to say very simply and very explieltly that there has been no change in niy oountry's aiins or niotlves. We are the same people now that we wero yes terday when we sealed our frlendship wlth you. "lt ls true that events have callcd us to 'a positlon whlch lt was no part of any ambitious alms held by us to assure.. We have beon forcod; toun dcrtake responsibilities : wlth rospect to a portlon of the Asiatlc matnlaiul. "Eet lt noc be imagined that thls was through any dellberate aggrandJz Ing purpose. lt was not. It was puro ly conditlons whlch forced such actlon upon us, If w? would preservo our natlonal Integrlty. "ln our place you would have done preclsely as we (|hl. ls the Japanese occupatlon of Korea permanent? I ean only say that events- wlll show. You ask whether tho grounds whlch nccessitated our proteetorate over Korea would not bf, oqually appllcable to the. case of China. I eari only say that we have strlven to llve iu peaee wlth China. and to sonto, extent have fiucceedod Iu dolng so, lt ls only ueeossary tliat an orderly. efflclent gnv ernment be maintalned In China. Ho long as timt ls the case, all wlll go well. "It is nn good Inylng lo the account of any supposed defocta In our govern nienl systmi any supposod orrors ln uur behavlor toward other natlons. The JapHliese people are a unlt ln pur|)oso. That purpose l? not the oxploltatloii of the Chinese nor the solidlfylng of Aala under the lianner of Japan. nor the harm of any solltary Intereat of Hny solltary Wostern or other natlon. Our purpose ls poaee." WEATHBR Fair and colder. HONOR FORHERSUN State Committce EMorses Governor Mughes as Can didatc for President. THANK ROOSEVELT POR SERVICE TO COUNTRY Ex-Congrcssman Douglas, I'atron of Rcsolntion, YVants tlic Pcacc inakcr to Follow the Rctir ing Pathrnaker?Admits Thefc VVill Be Hard Fightl NEW YORK. March 7.?The Re? puhlican State Committce of New York to-day put Itself on rccord as favorlng the eandl dacy of Oovernor Charles K. Mughes for the preshlentlal nomlnation by adoptlng n rosolution urianlmously namlng hlm as tho chol'cd of his party In the State before the Repuhlican Na tlonal Convention at Chlcago. The samo resolutlon. offered by fornmr Con gressman W. II. Dotlglass, extended the hearty thanka. of the commlttee to Presldent Roosevelt for his "great ser vloe to his eountry by a rugged de ter'mlnation to oppose wrong and In de rnanding Justlce for all." All the thlr ty-elght memhers of the commlttee were present or represented by proxy. and tlm meeting lasted less than half an hour. The call provides that the convention shall clect the four delegntes and al ternates at large to tlie national con? vention. elect a new State commlttee and nomlnatn tlm thlrty-nlne presl dentliil plectors for tlm State. The ln troductlon of tlm resolutlon came as a surprlse to many of the commlttcc men. Roosevelt and'lliijthps. Chalrman Timothy l.. Woodruff called the commlttee to order. Near the closo of tlie brief sesslon Commlttoenian Dotlglass Introduced his resolutlon. and. after a second by .1. F. H. Kracke, of Brooklyn. made a brief speeeh, eulo glstlc of Presldent Roosevelt and Gov? ernor Hughes. "We are approachlng another great presidential campalgn." snid Mr. Doug lass. "and Uto pcople of the Repuhlican party do not antlctpate tho same walk over th\v had eight years ago and four years ago. "New Vork is the grcatest State in the Unlon. and It has bften been sald ?as gocs New York. so go'cs tlie Unlon.' t bellovp that hlstory wlli repeat Itself this year. We want to go. to Chlcago and say wc will guarant?e to elect our man. Tho timo has- oomo when we should unfold our bainier and write upon It in letters of gold tlm namS of our candidate. Let us ask'Chlcago to rally round It. and |et us say: 'If you will nominnte . hlin, wc will elect hlm.' The liand of fate has often pointed to one nuin In a critical bour. Thls Is the crlfjcal , hour. We have had presi? dential linihcr in New York State In tlie riast, and we may.'hayd presldentlul tlinber iri thls State n'o'w. . Tlic I'enceniukrr. ' "We have in our Whlto House to day a great man. a inan who has hlazed the way. a man who, by his efforts and ac'ompllshniehts, has eloctrlfied the world and shed lustre, upon us. He has. dug di ep Into the morass.of thlnga tliat jiave sapped at the vltality of the. natlon. I.ct us call thls inan the path? rnaker. \Ve have among us another man. fully cnpable of carrylng out the great policles of Presldent?a man of calra jiiilgment, who will blnd uo any wounds that may hnve been made. and by his clear-siglitodnesa and delibera tlon will complete the great work that our Presfdenl has hegun. We have had thp pathmaker; let us natne hlm peaco makpr. The name I want to wrlte on that bnnner Is the name of tlm Gov? ernor of the Stnte of New York Charles K. Mughes." When the comniittee adjourned. it was to .nect at State hondquarters April 10th, at S o'clock P. M. - KILLHORSES:SAVECHILDREN Tlre ftnglne llrlver Turns HorseN Into I'Vncp to Avold CriiNhlne I.lltle Tois. NKW YORK, -March 7;?Iri order to save a mimber of children from what ap pcared to be certnin dcatli, Patrlck Mul llii, drjyer of u fire englne, klllcd both his horses. .Mullin was ansnorlng a flre ahirni in Brooklyn and his horses were on the rmi when he r.pproached a. public si-hool buildlng. In the street were a,'.' Mimber of children just nut of school. I The hcrses weto. oearing down on them!] on the tull run and it was imposslble for' the ilrlver to cheek the animals sudden ly. Mullin suw a llttle ghl in a red cap ,ind cont wliom he believod to be his own dmishiir who attends the school. 7he (iriver (l.'tew his welght on ono.reiu tfnd swervod tho horses onto the sldewalk and Into an iron fence. Mullin was throwr. eff the englne and pieked up un conscious; but was not seriously Injured iiiul will reoqver. lioth tho horses were lulled. The httlo glrl in the rod'eoat was not Mullin'B daughter after. all, but his .tL'tion iloubt'ess saved several llvos. PANIC iFAPARTMENT HOUSE Alarin ?f Klre CreatPH Great lljclte input, Hul All Get Oill'i CHIl.'ACO. lld.., March 7.?The rosl lents of thlrty apartmonts ln the Bitena Vlsta Apartinent Buildlng, ut Buona Terruce, and Olarendon Avonue, were panlc-strlcken to-day, when a tlre, which broko out In tho basoment, apread .wltli greut rapldlt.v through the julldlng. Although many of tho ten ints were compelled to fleo liasllly, 10110 of them was Injured. The tlre. which resulted froni tho ex doslon of a lanip, was extingulshod. ivlth a loss of llft.000. i FL000S IN INDIANA Henvy I.ohkph Sustaliied n* IIonuU of Illgli Wntpp iiiul Trnfllt' Oelnvrd. liNIHANAPOI.lS. IND.. March 7.? Floods In NorUieni Indlana liavo caus >d heavy loss and dolayod traillc. Tralus on liio Clevelaiul. Clnclnuatl, Chicugo iiud St. Uouis Kallroad worn delayed lo-day hv tho washlug- out of a brldgo :iear Klkhardt. Fort Wayuo and ffa oash Valley Intoriirlian cars cunnot got Into Wahasli and llmtted Hervice to rndlaimpolls and Lafayotto Is anuulled. Roinelo Ulver has ovordowed near Mlchigaii t'lty, and many housps nre jili'i'O.iiidPd by wHter. lu I.aporto coun -y washouts have oi'currcd on llie llnoii if scvociil rallrouds. KNICKERBOCKER TO REOPEN 1t?l 'I'hlMK Tlint llnn llnppenril Hlncr the l*nnle, DrelnrcN fniitoicl. NKW VORIC, March 7.?Mnrklng the auvent of anolher prngrenHlvo perlod ln the era of rnoonstruetlon ln tho fl uanelol and Indtiatrlal world was the order grnntod tu-day by .liistloo Clnrk in Ilio Sitpreine Court. Staten Tsland for the rooponlng, on March 28th next of tho Knickorbookor Trust Company wliono suspenslon Innt October, follow Ing a (wo daya' hank run Involverl tl sovlngs of nearly 20,000 doposltor*. brought the preafdcnt of the Instl iutlon. Cliarles T. Barney, to hls ilontl ln a scnsntlonnl manner, and flreclpb tated sueb an unsottlement of publlr conffdetice, und tho pnnie of 1007 re Hiiltec*. ?Tlie rooponlng of tlie Knlrkorboeker Trust Cotnpony ln aeeordanco wlth plnns for Its roliahllltatlon. prepared iftcr four montliB' labor by a cotn [Ttlttec of deposlfors, wlll release n Mio weifaro of the communlty assets iggregatlng $18,370,620. The grantlng ?>f the resumptlon order was reflectcd n a remarkahle advanco. iu security valtieB' to-day on the Stock Exchaiige, "The reopenlng of tho Knlckerbockor rrust Company," declarcd .Tatnes Ttus *olI Soley, of eounsol for the d losltors' rommlltce to-nlght. "wlll tave a stimulating effect, not only upon :he jocal financhil situatlon, btlt imon ?vory flnanclal eentro on the glolx}. II is tho best Ihlng that has hapjenci'. dneo the panlc." ARE 0VERC0ME BY GAS Four Dle Froni Effecth nnd Tcn Are SulTcrlng In Ifoiipltnl. BAETIMORE. MD? March 7.?Four tcen rallrpad loborers were overcomo by gBs In the Bennsylvanla turinel here to-day. Four dled and ten wero ro hndly affeeted that they were taken to a hospltal. Tho others revivcd Three of tho dead are negroes. the 9ther 1b a whlte man. Tho men were at work gradlng In the tunnel. whlch extends from North A.venue. just west of Union Statlon, Pennsylvanla Avcnue. It forms one jf the aorles of tunnels under thls city. The dead: Charles Roseleaf (whlte), isslstant foreman; Charles Wllllams. Wllllani Nelfleld, Edward. Jolinson, lab irers. Thero were bul tw^enty-one men :he tunnel. Besldes the four dead, nlne tvere ovorcome, whlle the retnalnder ivere but sllghtly affeeted. b'ome of :hcse Iatter crawled a dlstanco of ihroc blocks to an opentng and gave :ho alarm. A rescuing party wlth an mglne nnd one car were sent Into tho :unnel. and the dead bodles and the ?emalnlng workmen wero taken to Jnlon Statlon. Two, who were ln serlous condltlon, and seven others ess affeeted, were sent to the clty hos? pltal, where II was sald later tliat all iVould rccover. Dlscusatng the accldent Joseph B. jllniore. assistant trnlnmaster of the Pennsylvanla Uallroad. sald that lt was i mystery to hlni. The men had been svnrklng about three hours and tralns liad been passlng all n-.oniiiia/ and notie liad been apparently affeeted. All wero overcome at the same moment, and .ill ilropped at about the same tlnie. riuch in accldent, he sald. had ncver befo.-s iccurred ln their tunnels. SETTLE 0N WAGE SCALE Mlantle Const l.liip Hciiclies Sntlwfne t?ry Agreentent Wlth Its Men. WIEM1NGTON. N. C, March 7.?The ;eneral conmilttee of adjustment of ho Brotherhood of Eooomotivc Engi leers on the Atlantlc Coast l.lno systom o-day adjourned lts bfennlal sossions n thls clty, at whlch' Incldcntally was ilso taken up tbe proposed roduction li wage scalu. Tho ongl.neera stated that tho con erences wlth tho rallroad ofllclalH were mtiroly satlsfactory, and It is known hat a wage scale agrecable to both >artles was slgned up. ho that thero vlll be no Intervention under the Krd nan act by the Interstate Coinmerce ^ommlssionors and Conimissloner of .abor to whotu application was mado ccenlly throtigh the natlonnl organ zatlon; It ls also stated that thc Atlantlc Joast Llne has settled amloahly tho lifrerenees as to wage scale wlth ill the other organlzcd bodles of em doyes who have had conimlttees here he past several weeks In conference vlth the officlals. VIPER MAKES G00D RUN Inkcn llpller Iteeoril '1'linu on Her Nltiudiinlly.iitlon 'Vexi. WASHINGTON, D. C. March 7.?The ttle Hiihmarine Vlner mado a trood tin ln the waters of Chesapeake Bay, rom whlch she has just returned to nnapolls. One hundred and lifty inlles 'ero run at the rato of 9.66 kn'ots per our. whlch Is fivo-tenths bettor thnn IV her slandarollzatloii' trlal. Unfor imately. thero was a sllght accldent i the machinery, whlch compelled tho essol to return to Annanolls for over iiullng. and thus prevented tlie pro osed sixty-three hour endurance crulsti u whlch she started dut. To-morrow tlie submarlne Cuttlelish ,-HI starL out. for a run on the waters f Chesu-eake. Bay, and after her re lirn the Tarantula wlll make a voy ge. lOIlFOI.K CIIIEF OOKS TO , SEK AIIOIJT lUl'UOUIt SUSPKCT NORFOLK. YA.. March 7.?Chief of ?olice Boi'sli, of thls clty, left to-nlght or New Orleans for a personal invos Igatlon boi'ore fornial actton ls taken i the matter of oxtraditlon of Goorgo lamllton, ' under arrost as" T. Claylon 'elkor, suspeetod of tho inurder anj obbory of Alston II. Berdlck. of Romo, a.". in a local hotel October 20, 1307. There ls no Indlctiuent here agalnst clker, but Clilef Boush 'Xpcots to btaiu ovldence In Xew Orleaiw lhat ould' be used here ln flndlng one. -?o HE MAYFI.OWEH. FI.OATED AND l'HOCEEOS TO NOItFOI.lv NOUFOEK, VA? March 7.?Tlie yacht iayllowor, whlch groundod on Thimble lioals, ln lower Chesapeake llay, <-arly osterday, whlle on routo from Wash igton to the Norfolk Navy i'ard, was iccossfully lloaldd at 12:IG I'. M. to ny and proceeded for the Norfolk avy Yard, where sho wlll be doekod : once to dotermhie what dutuage has po'n dono to her bottoin by the ground ig accldent. Sunday Office Hours. The Tlmrft-DUputch llunlnpinv Olllpp. No. Dltl Eaait Maln .Street, "III hcrpufler 'he npeped nn Niiii daja from ? A. M, to II A. M., aud from 4 l>. ill, to 7 t>. M. IT BREATIEEIK OF Factional Fight Caused Din That Almost Madc Police Interference Nccessary. ? HALL WAS CROWDED; UPROAR CONTTNIIOIJS Ncgroes Told to Shut Up or They Would Bc Put Otit?Cabell and Hanson Have a Hot j| Timc?Many Chargcs and Connter cliargct. M ARKKD by fierce and bfttei elashes hetween whlte leaj? ers, stentorlan protests from the negro oontingent agalnst belng thrown overboard, and a Ri-athing arralsrnment of the Dcmocratlc admlnls^ratlon by State' Senator John ('. Noel. for the plac Ing of Judgn Witllnm F. Rhea. on the Corporntlon Commlsslon, the Bepiibilcnns' mass-meetlng at Be) vklere Hall last nlght . declared for Taft for Presldent and Ltico for Con gress. and eleoted delegates for the dlslrlrt and Stato ronventlone. A new clly commlttce was chosen. State Clialrman C. Bascom Slemp was ln dorsod. and the Republlcans ln th<j Eeglslaiuro were cominended for pro testing agalnst the Rhea appolntment.'' Tho meetlng was by'all odds th# stormlest and most turbulent of lt* character held In Rlchmond in a dozen yoars, and at tltnes ..the confuslon wae ho great that the ehalrman threatened to call upon tho flve- pollcemen pres ent to restoro ordor. It was- a whltd' inan'g oonventlon. for though thero were as many as 700 people ln thfl' hall. soarcely one-tenth of them:werer co'ored. Those of tho latter ola?s. who did come may as well have re maiiied at linuie, for they heard only the unwelcome message that tho. "llly whltes" were In the saddle. and would put thrnugh thelr prograni, stoutly al Irged from the floor to have been "fixed up" by Federal offlce-holders ln advancc. Negro Cnt Out, Not .1 slngle negro was placetj on ellher the dlstrlct or the State dele gatlon, nnd only one was allowed to sponk. He wng \V. t\ purrell. presl? dent ??>r the True Re-formers' Bank; who got recognltlon after many dlff! cultles. and whose voice fel! upbri the great whlte majorlty as though lt had cbine froin tho dead. The program hnd been niade out bw forehand, and notwitlislnndlng the 'sit' terness and acrlmony that prevalied et tlnies. lt was all ol-or hy 9:30 o'ctonk. us tho ehalrman. Mr. Eatio E&cy, ruled wlth an Iron htind. and reeoghlzed but few of tho bolllgerents. Many of the flory thrusts were niade liy men who had not been recognized, nid whlle tho chalr was poundtns the table wlth a blg stlck and orderlng them to slt down. under peualty of , holng put out by tho police. AVhenever tho powers though t thero had been ?nougii shoutlng over a glven subject soine one was recognized to call the pcndlng (jucstlon, and thls was put ind declared carrled amld wlld storiiis :>f protest from the annlhilatod mlnor Ity. drowneil later ln tho voclferous ipplause of a smooth. well-organlzjd ind ably dlrected majorlty. Majorlty Overwhelmlllg. There.ls no sort of doubt. howevef, tliat tho majorlty -was overwhelmlng. 1'hls was shown upon n test vote early n tho meetlng. IMrectly after an or ,'unlzation had boon perfected by <he slectlon of Mr. Eacy, ehalrman. and Mr. M. L. Flegenholtner, ? seeretary, Post naster Cabell, who led the domlnant 'oreea in an ablo and sktlful mannor, uoved that speeches on all matters be imlled to flve mlmites, unless by inantmous consent of tho convention. To thls motlon Mr. Gcorge A. Han 'on objoctcd ln a speech brlstllng witn harges of n "slate" "fixed up" by a Vompaet" of oftlco-holders, a bold at einpt ut "gag rule." etc. Iu tlie splrlted discussion whlch fcil owed. Mr. Cabell denled any "compact," ind ln an exelted ntanner resented the iiiggestloif of "gag rule." "Thls is not a niass-meeting," ihouted Mr. Kanson. "It should be ?alled a ratlfleation meetlng to ap iroVe a slate fixed up by a compact lomposed of the postmaster, a deputy ."nlted States marslial, the assistnnt lostmaster, Clty Clialrman C. R. Moora ind a speclal ugent of thc Internal Hbvenue Departmont. "These four seek to control the lollties of thls dlstrict and 1 do not iropose, for my part. to bo tnrottled. I eannot say what I wlsli to say In 'ive mlnutes, and 1 shall not submlt to lny gag rule." The colored oontlngenl yelled. "Right .?iiu are." and Mr. Hanson proceeded, iiiytiig that It had been inapped ont vho should be tho delegates to the na ional convention nnd who should inaku he raco for C'ongross. Mr. Cabell, replylng, declared that io wnnted a fnlr deal, and was wilUng" o give overyhody a chance, but thii iiislnos.s was linportant, and ln lt* ninsactlon thero should bo no unneees aiy and Irrelevant talk. Deiilal u illadc. Sonie one at thls polm agalu charged liat a "slate" had been tlxed up hy a I'ompact" of offlco-holdors, and tha ostmaster replled wlth much feeliug nd blptiuence, ln denylng tliat pledges had been ex? pacled of any one before they would e nllowoii to go to the convention, he ild: "We have seen our party come down roni h proud placo ln thls Stato to a andful of spollsmon, who would ar Jitge matters ln a dark hovel. an>1 len care nothlng for sueresa at th* nlls. We wnnt to make a party of hleh the people <>r thls State wlll e proud. The reaolutton I offer I* ot for gag rule. I want every man i thls meetlng to havo a volce, out e should proeeedl In an oideily dud uslness-llke way," Tlvp pendlng ijuestlbn waa ord?T*d. nd tlu< result was overwhelmlna;)y m xvor of the poslmaster'a niolloii, T)t(? 'as the tlr.;t teat vote, aiul showod