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THB TIMKH FOVNDRD lg??. THB DI8PATCH FOUNDED, M50. WHOLE NUMBER 17,562. ?". ivw-P ? rnjgri' rii i if. -Tn 11. RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, JUNE 20,1908. PRICE TWO CENTS T SECBETftRY TAFT One-Time Confederate Cap? tain Becomes Head of War Department on July lst. PRESIDENT PRAISES WORK HE HAS DONE JRcsident of Tcnnessce, and .One of Most Prbmincnt Lawycrs in South?Governor of Pliilip pinc's and Amba.ssatlor to }apan?Resigna tion of Taft; WASHINGTON, D. C, .lune 10.? Secretary Taft to-day ten dered hls resignatlon, to take effect June lioth. Gen? eral Lukc E. Wrlght, of Tc-nneusee, wlll be appolnted to suc ce?d hlm as head of the War Depart? ment. Tlie corresponder.cn between the PrcMdont and Secretary Taft rolatlrig to the latter's resignatlon ls very brlef. Secretary Taft slmply said: "I hereby tende-r my rcnignatton as Secretary of War, to take eftect June 30th next." The Presldent. in his reply, said: "Your resignatlon l.i hereby accept r.d. to take effect June 30th." The resignatlon was date.l yester? day, and thc acceptance to-day. App.ilu'iiK-i.i of Wrlght. The statement Klven out at tho "Whlte Houite concernlng General ?Wrl-rht'*- appotntment says: "As Phlllpplne comtnUsloner and later an Vlve-Governor, and Gov? ernor he won the affcrtlon end Tf-ifard of the nrmy to a hlgh ?Vgree, and many of the most dls tlngulshed of the men who served ln ihe army at the time he was ln the Philipplnes have urged hls appoint? ment because they said thnt he was ln a pccullar way their champlon und to a pecullar degree understood them and their needs. Thls is especlally true as r.BardH the men who were Unlon vet ?r-tans of the CIvII War, for these gretv to feel that he was always specially lt.terested In their welfare. and, rnore over, hls great admlnlstratlve and Ie nu\ ablllty both pecullarly fit him to *l?al wlth the problems ln the Phillp Iiinen. Panama and Cuba. for the work of the War Department is now such that only a man wlth speclal fitness nnd unusual training is able to do Jus tice to it. "Of all the men in the country the Presldent feels thnt Duke E. Wrlght is the mnn best c'julpped to lakc up the ivorkof the department. which for the last scven years has been under the c-ntrol Ilrst of Root and then of Taft. As a young man he was n captain ln the Confederate Army. "Hs ls one of the leadln**: lawyers not only of hls State. but of tho entlro South. He has also been foremost ln advocatlng and Inslsting upon falr tieatment for the colored people. He first definltely establlshed hls reputa tion In the terrlble days of tho yellow fever epldemlc at Memphls when he practlcally made hlmself Mayor of tlie town, and took charge of all the re llef measures, showlng what may just ly be called devotlon to duty and Indif fcrence to hls own llfe. together wllh the mnsterful qunlltlet. of a successful mlmlnlstrator in a great erlsls. He ?was hlmself struck down by the j.'ague he was flghtlng, but liv>ed to ?ee It stampe.l out and hlmself t-i take part ln introduclng Into Memphls the hyglenic measures whlcli have made lt one ot the most healthy cltles ln the world. "Ho was appolnted by Mr. McKinley as one of the Phlllpplne commlssion ors and enjoyed Mr. McKinley's heart Ust confidence, being selected as one of those Southerners who were in sym pathy wlth hls admtnlstratlon. Under Presldent Roosevelt he was promoted first to be VIce-Oovernor and then Gov? ernor of the Philipplnes. and wns af teaward made the first amhassador to Japan. t "In all posltlons he served wlth slg nal fidellty and nbillty, and has been ln hearty and outspoken accord wlth the administratlon and wlth all Its maln pollcies." Not lll-ii'iiNHlii**; it. MEMPHIS, TENN., June 19.?When scen by an Assoclated Press represent ative, General Luke .12. Wrlght said that untll he had received further ad vices from Washlngton he dld not thlnk It proper to dlscuss the nnnouncc ment that ho would sueeeed Secretary Taft ln tho War Department. General Wrlght, who was formerly Amerlcan ambnssndor to Japan, arrlved here oarly last fall, havlng resigned hls portfollo. * MRS. MERRILL ARRESTED ?hc nnd Olhors lo Aunvrer I'crjur-r ?C'hnrKi* ln l.cvy Case. NEW i'OHK, Juno 13.?Justlee Fitis gerald, of the Supreme Court, to-dny ordered the arresL of Mrs. Sadie Mer rill, formerly of Boston; Mrs. Timothy Lynch and Dr. Edward Pauldlng on n cliarge of perjury in the trlnl 6t Mrs, fciadle Merrill agalnst Banker Lazarus Levy for $100,000 for breach of prom? lse. ? Dr. Pauldlng and Mrs. Lynch were witnesses for the plaintiff. Dr. Pauld? lng was paroled in the custody of Law* yer James Osborne, and the women were sent to piison ln default of 82,000 ball. JtlDGMENT KOH DEFENSK IN SUIT AGAINST RtlCiEns BOSTON, MASS., June 19.-?The $50. 000,000 euit of Cadwallader M. Raymond agalnst Henry H. Rogers, of New york, was closed ln the Supreme Court to-day by a judgnient for the defend? ant by agreemont. Raymond wns asslgneo of a claiir that tho late Benjamln .E, Greenough of New York, hnd agalnst Rogers, aiu: hls fornior partner, the late Charles Platt, under a contract mnde ln ISTS selling them n rocipo process for mak? ing crude petroleum and Its producU non-exploslve. The dofonso of Mr Rogers was that tho process was nevei ? auccess, and wns not used. TAFT L08ES THE WAGER Miiai Glvf Ntivy Ynnl Mnn Clt_tnr na Be ?ull nf Itiillnnn ?.'?>._>, [Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspateb.] ' NORFOLK, VA., Juno 19.?Be_atl> Indiana cnst it nolld vote yeatorday ngalnst Secretary Taft for the prosl dentlni noniinatlor, of thr. Republlc'un pnrty. thhh maklng oiin State; In wlilch the big candidate ?iid not recel_ns a vote, an enllated nmn In tho Unltod Statea navy, alatloned at tlie Norfolk navy yard, will be paM a r-lgar by Secrttarv Taff. Severai daya ago, when down here to wltnesa the monitor Elorida toat, Sec? retary Taft made- a wager wltli Seamon Burnn, of the Florlda, that he would Ret votes from every State In tlie Unlon nt the Chlcngo convention. Tho bet norurred as followa: Secretary Taft wns examlnlng" the hole torn In tho slde of the Florlda by tlie torpedo. "It. is quite a blg elrck." said the Seeretafy. "If you do a? well at Chieago you wlli have rlngs around all of the other fellown," aald Brt.ns. "Tliat wlli be easy," waa .the confl dent reply. "If I don't got votea In every Statt of the Unlon at Chieago I will buy you a good cigar." Anil the wager waa on. DEATHS IN MIMIC WAR Two Solrtl.r* ,}re Dend and Tblrd at nenth'si Ilonr. NEW YORK. June 19.?Two soldlers were clalmed aa vlcttml ln tho mlinlc narfare d'.ivn the bay to-day, when Private John Welsh. aged twenty-flve year*. and Oeorge Harvey. ngc-d twen ty-tv.-o years, memebers of the Nlntli Reginient. New York National Gnard. dled of tbe reault of Injurles recelved from h (lareback whlle swabhing a al. Inch gun lasl nlght. Private McDowtll. another mernlor of the same reglment, who was canght ln the (lareback. Waf. teported near death at mldnlght from hls wound.. Harvey's akull was frac-j tuied and McDowell's rlght arril wasi blown off lu .the premature exploslon, of the eharge of powder. Tho exploalor. and death of the vol unteer artllleryemn dld not halt the war game. \Two attempts were made hy the hynotlietlcal battlcahlp fleet lo pass the batterles. An afternoon nt tack upon tlie Narrow. brought about two hours of terrlfic cannonading. when the hoatlle fleet was forccd to retrcat. Late to-nlght a second attempt waa made to pass the harbor defenaes, but agaln the fleet fallcd. To-nlght the mlmlc war waa pro nounced over, an.l to-morrow the nii lltlamen will return to thls city. GOES FOR THE BAILEYS II. II. Myer* nnd Cnptnln Oxley Also t? Ile Arretst/Ml. NEW YORK. June 19.?A warrant was Issued to-day by the Federal au thoritles for the arrest of H. H. Myers, an associate of Francls G. Balley, pres? ldent of the Export Shlpping Com? pany. who. wlth hls brother, A. W. Balley. la In cuatody ln Hondura*. The Balleys purchas.d the ateumBhip Golda boro. and after loading it With a gen? eral cargo of merchandlse, whlch. It Is charged. was never paid for, aailed for Hondura*. Myer*. It is charged, conspired to uae the malla for fraudulent purposes. Captain Oxley,' of the Goldsboro. waa charged to-day In a warrant wlth the erlmc "of perjury. in thai he made a false statement wlth regarrt to the presence in hl. cargo of flfty guns. An officer salle.l from New Orlean* to-day for Hontluras to brlng back the two Balleya, Myers and Captain Ox? ley. SURGEON KILLS HIMSELF Whlle on Steamer Dr. Smnll Send* Bul Irt Into Mls Teniple. NEW YORK, June 19.?Dr. Thomas W. Small, chlef surgeon of the Amerl? can Line steamer St. Louis, commltted sulclde In hls cabin early to-day. No cause. for tho act ls known. He had been absent from the ship all nlght. When he returned this mornlng, he appeared to be.ln a cheerful frame of mind, and after ehattlng pleasantly for a tlme wlth one of the officcrs on duty, retired to hls stateroom. A moment later the report of a shot was heard and when the door of the doc tor's cabln ivas opened he was found dving from a bullet wound in hls toni ple. His rlght hand clutched the ri-volver from whlch the- shot was flreu. Dr. Small had been In the employ of the Amerlcan Llne nlne years. and had an extenslve aciiuaintance among ocean travelers. "When ashore he lived with his wife in this clty. LEGLESS BOYSAVES FRIEND He-ieuen. One from Drownlng and Dl reeta f-avlng of Another. 'MORRISTOWN. N. -T.. June 13.?.Toe Gllligan. who has only stumps for legs and but onp nrm. saved a boy fn tn drownlng thls afternoon, and dlrected the work that led to the rescue of another. Wlthout hesltatlon, he leap ed into the watei- when ho heard the cry of hls playmnJes, Alexnnder Pat toison and .Vugustus Monahan. as they were drownlng In the Ciravel Plt Poncl. Pushing- Monahan nhead with thu stunip of l'.ls right ann and swlmmlng wlth hls left. Gllligan got hlm to shore. The two boys had been out on the little pond ln an old boat, which upsot. The crippled boy. - who Is eighteen years old, learned to swini four years ago._ WILr~PROSECUTE BUTT Other Chnrgcs lo Be Prensed When Term Is Out. Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] NORFOLK," VA.. June 19.?Flfteen depositors of" tho defunct People's Bank of Portsniouth to-day flled a re duost wlth Iho court offlclals. asklng that Cashier Butt, now servlng a pen Itentlary sentence for onibezzlement of tho funds of the instltutlon, be held when his present sentence is completed, as they propose to inslst that ho he prosecuted on the nlneteen other truc bllls now hanglng over hls head. The p'enltentlary offlclals have been glven the same notlce. The maklng publlc of these reriuests has eaused a sensation. NITRO-GLYCERLVB DOMB THROWN AT CLTTB-HOl'SE NKW YORK, June 19_A bomb, &atd by tho pollce to have contalned nitro glycerine, was thrown at the* front of the house oocupied by the Kanawha i 'Club, the Tammany organtzation of tho Thirtieth Assembly Dlstrlct on East 1_2d Street, to-nig'ht, reaultlng in an exploslon tliat frlgh.tened tho club nfumbei's, dnmaged tlie steps nncl smnshod most qf the windows. At tho tlmo of tlie exploslon Danlel Colenutn, socrotary of tho club,'wns coL Ipcting dues and had .1,000 in front of him on a table, No arrests wore made. TO IH JURY SAY IF THflWJS W. Counsel in Asking ModificaJ tion of Commitment Order Gives This Notice. OFFER TO PAY GUARDS TOPREVENTHISESCAPE Justicc Dowling Dcclarcs Hc -Would Not Iicar to This, Says Hc Bclicves Tliaw Is Dan gcrous, and He Will Go tcj Matteawan Himself. NKW TORK, June 10.?Attorneys for Harry K. Tliaw applied to Justlce Dowling to-day for a rrtodtneatlon of the order by which Thaw was commltted to the Hospltal for the Crimlnal Insane, at Matteawan, at the concluslon of hls trial for tlie murder of Stanford White. Colonel Frank Dartlett appearcd for Thaw. nnd District Attorney Jerome opposod the appiicatlon. Justlce Dowl? ing rcserved decislon. To Have Jury Trial. ln argument ln support of the ap? piicatlon to transfer Thaw* to another asylum than Mattcawan, Colonel Bart lett made known that It is the In tention of the Thaw famlly. at some Itter tlme, to ask for a jury trlal to determine the questlon of Thaw's in sanity. Colonel Barllctt said that tho deinand for a jury trlal would be niade on bahalf of Thaw. Thaw's mother, btothirs. Blster and frlend.-*. He made tio mention of Thaw's wlfe In the ar? gument. Colonel Bartlett argued agalnst sondlng Thaw back to Mut t.-awan on the ground that he ls not a crimlnal. Justice Dowling asked lr there wa.i any different situation since he com? mltted Thaw to Matteawan. He said that from the testlmony of Thaw's own experts. 11 wa? clear that Thaw was not ln hls right mind. and that the only proper place to which to send hlm, and where he could be under supervision, and where he would not te llkely to escape, was Matteawan. Justlce Dowling said tliat he was convlnced that Thaw's conditlon of mind was such tliat he was llkely to escapf, lf not property safeguarded, and do injury to hlmself or otherB. SuKgf-mtn .MI-l.llclo-.-rn. Colonel Bartlett suggested the as.y lum at Mlddletown as a proper place for the Incarceratlon of Thaw, but Mr. Jerome objecteel because of Its prox imity to the Pennsylvania line. "We wlll furnlsh a whole platoon of guards," said Colonel, Bartlett, "and pay for them ourselves If the district attorney thinlts such a step necessary." Justlce Dowling said he could not conslder the Idca of a speclal constab ulary at an Insane asylum to do tho work of safeguaxdlng the lnterests of the State. District Attorney Jerome made a strong pleti to the justlce to send Thaw back to Matteawan. He declared thut Thaw ls an Incurable paranoiac. At the concluslon of the arguments Justlce Dowling said he would reserve his decislon untll he had an opportu? nity to personally go to Matteawan. *>-? / WOMAN MUST DIE H-K-kc! Aised Krlcn.l to Plcces Wllh a Hatchet. WATERTOWN. N. Y? June 19.?In the case of Mrs. Martha Farmer, charged with the kllllng of Mrs. Sarah Brennan, the jury to-day returned a verdict of murder ln the flrst degree. The jury was out three hours. Jus-' tice Rogers sentenced Mrs Farmer,tobe electrocuted at Auburn prison durlng the week beginning August 2d. The crime for which Mrs. Farmer, who is twenty-nine years old, wns eon vlcted was most flendlsh. Her victlm, Mrs. Brennan, was flfty-flve years of age, and was her neighbor and intl tnate friend. The motive was to galn possesslon of the Brennan homp, deeds of which Mrs. Farmer had forged ln October. The crime was coirunltted on April *'3d. Mrs. Brennan was hack ed to pieces with a hatchet, and her body was stuffed in a trunk. Mrs. Fnrmer's husband is also under kidlctment on a charge of murder tn the tirst aegree as accessory to the crime. BODIES FOUND IN PARK Xot Known Whether Sulclde Pnct or a Double Murder. NEW PHILADEDPHIA. O.. June 10. ?The hodies of Miss Arllne Knizly, fifteen years old, and Charles Stach. flfty years of age, wero found late to night In the City Park. Both had been shot in the back of the head. The po? llce say Stach ,managed a movlng plcture show at Akron,' while the glrl acted as hls cashier. Whether the tragedy was the result of a sulclde .pact or the couple had been murdered, the offlcers have not determlned. Stach and Miss Knizly went drlving early ln . the evening. Dnter a passerby found the horses standlng In the roadway, wlth the glrl's body in the buggy. Stach'a corpse rested in the road nearby. A revolver was found on the floor of the con veyance. GOES TO OYSTER BAY Presldent to Leore Tldn Mornlng for Summer Home. ?WASHINGTON. D. C, June 19.?A'! preparations have been made for the President's departure for Oyster Bay to-morrow mornlng. He will go on a speclal train. acoompanled by Mr-j. Roosevelt and other members of his flamily, and wlll reach Oyster Bay about 5:3R o'clock to-morrow nlght. Secretary and Mrs. Loeb and famlly and other officials and employes of Jhe White House, to the number of about tl.irty, will nccompany tlio Presldent, Ser*retnry Root wlll leave on tlie si'.ine train wlth the Bresldent for hls suminer home ,at Clinton, N. Y., wlieru ho espects to spend tlio greator pnrt uf lhe suinninr. After a stay of about ten days at hls home he will enter a physical traiiilngf instltutlon, at Whlto 4 Plains, N. V.. <es a short time. . LITTLETOH TALKS TO STATE WIS .Great New York Lawycr De livers Address Before Associatioi.. ; SHOULD KEEP OUT OF DOMAIN OF BUSINESS Palcrnalisiri, Though Apparcntly Hclpful Wheri Fricndly, Very Harmful When Ilostilc. Other Good Speeches and a Brilliatu Banquct. ISpeciai to The Tlmen-Diipatch.) HOT SF'RING!., VA., June 10.? This was a day of great in? terest ln the annual meeting of the Virginia Bankera' As? aoclatlon belng held at tbe Homeatead Hotel. An able and most entertalnlng ad 1 dtcss by Martin AV. Llttleton, the elo ;,.|isent New York lav.-yer. whoao defense i ol' Harry Thaw added to hls reputa 1 tlon and gave hlrh worl.lwldo fame: an exceedlngly clever address on "Some Lessona of the Late Panlc," by Mr. \V. Meadc Addlson, caahler of the National Bank of Virginia; Secretary George K. | Allen'a address on the "Amerlcan Instl | tute of Banking," and the annual ban fjuet to-nlght were the features that cumblned to make the day one of both enjoyment and protit, And the bankera evlnoed as much Interest in the ball game at Recreation Park thls afternoon as they dld In tho flnancial dlscussiona. Nearly all of them attended the game. and they were surprlsed at the excellent exhlbltlon given. The local team defeated Ron ceverte by the score of 2 to 0. The address of Mr. Addlson on the recent panlc was an excellent one, very thoughtful. and was followed closely by the members. The popular RIchmond banker was llberally ap plauded. Mr. Ltttli-lon'? Addreax. Although the thermomeler regls tcred June weather Martin Llttleton held hls audlence spellbound for two hours. Hls was a notable speech. and the bankers enjoyed ft. The speaker was glven a tremendous ovation. Mr. Llttleton'a theme was "Pater nalism?Friendly and Unfrlendly?But Paternalism.*' He sald the Federal and State governmenta for a great many yeara dld everything they could to en courage men who had ri,6ney and nerv? ln the dovelopmenl of the country, in cludlng mlning. rallroading and bank? ing. The I-'ederal government gave those who bullt factorles a tag so they mlght be able to sell thelr goods higher and keep them up. Both Fed eral and State governments gave part of thelr publlc domain to railroads. "Altogother thls patron government of ours," sald Mr. Llttleton. "was a very Indulgent and friendly parent to all of us. Of course, people grew very wealthy and people began to ask where ana how they got it. Suddenly the government, both State and na? tional. swept down on them and began a crusade, in whlch every man who had been a captaln of Industry was suddenly a crook. and evory man who had been regarded as an "adventurer anxloua to devolop the country was put under susplclon. "Nelther the national nor State gov? ernment should ever undertake to hurt or to help any partlcular industry. The government ought to keep its hands off, belng nelther friendly nor unfrlend? ly. and allow the indivldual and his enterprlse to work out the industrlal destiny of thls country. Friendly pa? ternalism as long aa It remalns friend? ly seema a great blesslng, but when it becomes hostlle lt seems to be a great curse.*' Followed GoTcrnnten. Einmplr, Touching on the subject of railroad dlscrlmlnation. Mr. Llttleton sald: "Railroad companlee followed the ex ample of the government, and prac ticed dlscrlmlnation in thelr tariff rates. If the government could in justlce af ford to make one part of tho comniu nlty pay toward the wealth of another, In the name of the prosperity of the whole, why mlght not a railroad make one ahlpper pay heavier ln order to build up the industry of another? Once the government set up this policy and enforced it as an example of justice, it was not to be wondered at that dls? crlmlnation In' rates entered into and formed part of the practlce of rail? roads and Industrlal entorprises." "Railroad companles, not only unre stralned, but encouraged by law, ac tiulred vast interests outalde of strlet ly railroad buslness. The perlod of comblnatlon had arrlved, and buslness enterprlses fell together and melted Into each other under tho warm and approvlng smile of; the government. The demand of the Indivldual wns for cheap commoditlea and employment for labor. Tho publlc demand was for c-ommercial and buslness davelopment. The man who could produce theso re sults was hnlled aa a captaln of In? dustry, and the. party that could maln tain this condition was welcomed as the party of prosperity. Not For Government. "That there were great evils whlch sdemanded treatment, no honeat man can dlspule." Mr. Llttleton contlnued. *'but that those evils Justify the wlde spread encroachment by both State and national governments upon the domain of economlc llberty I ciatm the privilege to doubt. That wrongs had grown up which requirod the enforc.e vnent of the law against larceny and breach bf trust, no Intelligent man will denj'; biit that lt waa necessary or wiso on thls account to t|e up ali forms of dsvelopment in arbitrary statutea and make economlc Inltlattve and activlty an economlc crlme I reaerve" the rlght to dispute. "That outrageB agalnst honeat cptn rrieroo ware comnilttad, of such a grave character as to arouso the rlghteous Indlgnatlon of all rlght-thinklnt. peo (Continued on Second Pagb.) WEATHER, Parlly Cloudy, PEOPLE IN 10 PIIIISJIHNE Presidcnt Gave Them Taft and They Gave Platform to Machine. SUCCESS OF TICKET DEPENDS ON BRYAN Rtipublicansj to YVih Out, Must Profit in Several States by His Blunders?Shcrman a Bet? ter Man Than Most of Those Supportcd by Machine. BV WILLIAM AI.I.EN WHITE. CHICAGO, ILL, June 19.?The Presldent gave Taft to the people; the people gave tho platform to the machine, and the machine got Shcrman. That is the story of tlie day's work In the Natlonal licpubllcan Conven? tlon, and every one should be satls- ! fied. Tho Prestdeni and the peoplo got what they dcslred, and Congress, whlcli Is the Republican natlonal or ganization, KOt Its heartieat deslre*. Senator Curtls, who is golng from Congress to Kansas thls summer, ptoudly announced that he voted for thc Aldrlch-Vreeland bill because he saw "It wlll do no liarm." He and all the Senator* and Congressmen may r.ow go home and made the samo proud boast about the eandldate for Vlce Presldent. AlTrnys Secnn.l TIkhikIiI. But It Is the old story. A vlce-presl dentlai nomlnee ls alw&ys a second thought. and often second thoughts aro good ones. It must not be forgotten that Theodor-c Boosevelt wns a Vlce Presldent, the second thought of Sena? tor Platt. who deslred Boosevelt shelved in New Tork polltlcs. ln 1800 the conser\atlves hnd the J tic-ket and the platform. and the peo |ple got the Vlce-Presldent; ln lDOi the people got the Presldent, the ma? chine got the platform, and the con* servatlves got the Vlce-President. This year the people won two out of three of the polnts In the game, and should be satlsfied. Also there is more to Sherman than nicre machine, He is the best man lhe machine has stood for In Amerlcan *polltIcs for many years, which Indlcates that we are all Jogging along together towards the urillennium In falrly good machine order. Of courae Cummlns Is several" laps ahead ot Sherman, and La Follette ls the scotit in advance of the army. But the party in its platform this year nearly caught up wlth La Follette's program of four years ngo, and if the party keeps moving it wlll catch up with La Follette and Cummlns in four years and those who movc slow ly with heavy equlpment have the same right of opinion as those who movc with llght baggage. If there ls to be a party there must be mutual rospect among all who ally themselves wlth It. If La Follette can stand Btjrrows. Burrows ought to worry along and put up. with La Follette. But lf elther gets Impattent wlth the other. Mr. Bryan stands roady to gobblo both. In the mcantlme that snme Mr. Kryan, who was thc omlnous rust In the Republican conventlon, reinalns r.ow the chief hope of the party's suc cess. Hls blunders must make tho majorltles in half a dozen States, and Bryan. when lt comes to pillng up Re? publican majorltles. must be Judged only by his past; so lt remalns at the end of this Republicnn conventlon as lt was In tho beglnnlng. that the fear of Bryan Is the beglnning of wisdom.' FATAL MINE EXPLOSI0N Three Men Kil-ed nnd Two Others Per hnps Fntally Injured. MONONGAHELA, PA., June 10.? Three mlners are dead and two others perhaps fatally burned. as the result of an exploslon at thn Ellsworth No. 1 mlne of the Plttsburg Coal Company here to-day. All the men wero gotten out of the mlne, the total number of victlnis being ten. Two Injured men, both named Peter Hazot, couslns, are at the hospital here, terribly burned. Flve other injured were taken out of the mlne several hours after the explo? slon and brought to the hospital here to-night. Mlne Inspector Henry Loutll, who has been ln communlcatlon wlth the mlne offlclals. says that practlcally all of the men were nut of the mlno when the exploslon occurred in west entry No. 9. Little damage was done Inslde the mlne. Owlng to a storm, which lnterrupted telephone and telegraph communlcatlon, fuller details cannot be hnd from the mlne untll rollef par? tles return hero wlth the injured. As the mlners were numbered, their names are not known. ICE MEN INDICTED Speclnl Grand Jury ln \>w Vork Com Kletes IU Work. NEW YORK. June 19.-? Flve indict mentB were found thls afternoon by the spoclnl grand Jury whtch has bee'n Investlgatlng tho Amerlcan Ice Com? pany. Thev were- handed up to Jus tice Goff ln the crimlnal branch of the Supreme Court, and bench war rnnts wero issued for the accused men. After Attorney-Oeneral john Jack? son. under whom the Investlgatlon has been crarle-1 on, had a conference wlth the justlce. lt was announced that the warrnnts would be wlthdrawn. The lawyers for the accused mon wlll be notlfled that their cllents must plead on Monday Jjefore the court. The in dictments charge rnlsdemeanor, HAD CORKING TIME "Don't W??<e Any Syinpnthy on Me,*' l-Tettldent Declurea. WASHINGTON. D. C. June 19.?On the eve of hls depnrture for Oyster Bay for his summer vacatlon, the Pres ident wns reinlndo.l that ho, perhaps of a)l ino.i. had falrly earnod a rest. He replled briakly nnd cheerlly; "Do riot vasto nny sympathy ou me. I have enjoyed every mlnute'of niy stny here, and my thnnks nro duo to the Amerlcan peuple, nnd not the'irs to me for tlie opportunity | havo hnd to serve them. i havn had1 a perfoctlv corklng tlme," he added wlth it clmr aoterlstic Roosevelt smlla and a tlnal handshnke. VETS WELCOME HOWITZERS lli-.liiii.iml Soldlrr* Glven .Very Cordlal neerpllon nt Krnnt Hii.vnl. iiy nr,v. .iame.'' i*o\vi.n smith, d. n., A.de on Sfoiicwflll Jttt'kaiitt'a Stnfl*. FRONT ROYAL, VA., June I!)_Tho Ilowltzcrs.' camp lost nlght tVas In a bottoni by the rnnd on FUnt Run. Thu aloeplng wns more thnn fine. At l A, M. the cooks wero qulotly at work. and tlio bugle, loud and clear, sounded the reveflle at 6 A. M., and at orrce the camp was allve anrl the bank of the atream waa the private bath for 100 mtn. Slap-Jack, bacon und coffee was the menu for broftkfast. Tentn aro down, waguns nre. packetl and at 6:3,*> the slxth day'a march he glns. Our popular young doctor has proved a foot apeclalist, and tho walk ing fncllitles arn much Improved. The owner of tho ground has been anxlous about damage to hls llttln pleco of land on whlch tents were pitched. but a bottle and some smolt Ing tobacco sent hlm off wlth a broad smlle. Ho has not reprcsentcd will the poonle of Warren county, who have been most kind and hospltable. We have hadl a flne roceptlon In Front RoyaT. As we drew near the town we were charmed tn see the old Oattle flag and a number of Confeder ate unlforms. A detachment from tho Wllllam Rlchardson Camp, Confederate Veterans, welcomed us to' tho town an.l escorted us through the streets. Be? fore the courthouae grc.cn the battery halted in the mlcst of a crowd. Speeches of welcome were made, whlcli were most gracefully responded to hy our young captaln and by Captaln John Lamb. After rest under the shade of the publie sfjuare, march waa resumed. The halt was made for lunch a little way out of town. We hope to reach Markham to-nlght, a amal) jatint of eleven'miles. Some mall reached tho company at Front Royal, and waa de voured most cagerly. AGREEMENT WITH MEN Cleveland'* Mimlclpnl Compnny Kntcrs In_o I.oiik 'I'erm Compact. CLEVEIjAND, O.. June 19.?The. mu nlclpal Street flallway Company, oper ating Cleveland's traction systetn, to day signed an agreement with the American Federation of Car Men. Local .45. for one year,. The agreement provides that tho company will ask all employes to joln the unlon. and that lt ls to meet and treat with the men on all questlons. If no adjustment Is reached, a ques? tlon can be appealed to Prealdent Du pont, and If there ls no agreement, then, arbitratlon must follow. On re quest of the unlon. the company must give It.s reasons for dlsmlssing any employe. "Wages are flxed at 23 cents an hour for the first year men. 24 cents for second, and 25 cents for thlrd or men In the e'mploy of the company for a longer period. Ten houra shall con stitute a day's work, and this tlme. whenever posslble, is to be served lh twelve consecutlve hours. TKE BIBLE FOR MEN ltcv, A. C. ninoii AddrcHaca Sunday ? Nrhool AVorkera. LOUISVILLB, KY., Juno 10.?A spec taclo unusually impresslvo was wlt nessed here to-night, when hundreds of men Interested ln Sunday school work, among them the Internatlonal offlclals and commltteemen, marched in a body. carrying banners and sing Ing, through the prlncipal atreets to the First Regiment armory, to attend the fifth session of the Internatlonal Sun? day School Convention. The sesslon was dovoted to addresses on tho work of the adult department. Promlnent on tlio prograui wns Rev. A. C. Dlxon, pastor of the Chieago Avenue Church, Chieago, whlcli was founded by Dwight L. Moody. He had ns hls subject "The Blble for Men." TORNADO IN MINNESOTA Itimd I'layn Loml <o Keep People Kroni Ilcnrlng -Voiae. ADAMS, MINN., June 19.?A tornado passed through thls vlllnge last nlght, dolng conslderable damage to property and Injurlng two persons. Two brick store bulldlngs1 were pnrtly unroofed, and a few other buildlngs, malnly barns and sheds, were destroyed or turned over. Sabel's Hall, where the parochlal school was holdlng its closing exer clses, was crowded almost to suffocatlon whon tho storm came. Some ono crled "Cyclone!" nnd tho crowd started for the exits. Those ln eharge called to the chlldren aiid the audience to be soated, the band struck up a tune to drown tho nolse outslde, and tlie ex cltement subslded. Killed by Preinntn.ro. Bln*t. SCRANTON. PA? June 19.?Flve un Identifled Itallans employed by Burko Bros., contractors on the Lackawannu Railroad. cut off at Lehlgh on the Po cono Mountains. wore killed to'-day bv a proniatu.-e biast. Tho hlast had fall' ed to explode. and the foreman, a resl dent of Dunrhore, Instead of uslnp a stlck, used nn Iron rod to see whut was wrong. His tamplng set tho blast off, kllllng hlm and four others. The men were known only by thelr num? ber., . CIi.ir.red Wlth Pconngc. l.UNTSVTLLE. ALA.. June 19.?Gor? don and A. W. Warreil, promlnent fiirmers of Winston county, wore ar? rested to-day on charges of pobnage, anil thelr trlals will bo held before Unlted states Commissioner Slilalds nt Jasper on June 20th. Both gavo bond for thoir ,-ippennince. lt Is charired tliat ihe Warren broth ers kept W'lillo Giay, a young nogro. In n oonditlon of peonago on their farm for tieveral months. , Henrnt Conlluuea tn (inln. NEW YORK. June 19.?In the mayor alty contest recount to-day flfty-seven boxes wero recounted, comprlslng the Seventh Assembly District of Kingrs. W. R. Hearst galned 87 and Mayor Me Clellan 27, a net galn for Hearst of 6:1. In 1,300 boxes opened thus far Hearst hns gained 483 net. There aro stlll to be counted 64S boxes. Nearly Kendy for Trlp. NEW YORK, June 19?Commander Robert K. Peury to-night announced he had raised all but $10,000 of tho .50,000 fund needod for hls lateat Fohir expoclltlon, on which he hopes to em bark July lst. Commander Peary sald hls vessel would soon ho ready to leavo dry-dock, Ho expeots to ralse the re malnlng $10,000 before July 1. HiniKi'd for Murder. COl.QUITT, OA., June 19.?Sonnle Wllllams wns lianged here to-day for liho murder of Almuml AVard. "Both worn negroos. Wllllams cut Ward's head from hls slioulders ln July laat. Bsfore niountlng tho Houffold Williama auld ho miw a man hauged unce, but ho dld nut tliluk io dle lu UuU way, New York Man Picked For Second Place, Choice Pleas inp; All Sections. FINAL OUTBURSf AND THEN ADJOURNMENT Taft Gocs to Cincinnati to Con*? fcr With Running-Mate?Ques tion of Committee Chair manship Causing Some Worry?Congratu lations. CHICAGO, June 19.?Taft and ....crman! Thls Is the tlckct of the Re? publican party placed bofora thc people by tho National Conven? tion, which concluded Ita work to day wlth the nomlnat-on ot James S. Sherman. oC New York, tor vice-Pres ident. Agaln the vast assembly was swept by wave after wave of wlld applause. and the multitude. reallzing that at last the work was done and the record made upon which the party goes before the country, unlted in on4 last mighty outburst of onthuslastio trlbute to the men who will bear tho standard ln the struggle now at hand. Another strlklng plcture was pre sented to-day ns tlie conventlon named Its eandldate for VIce-President, The enormous uirongs had waited through an hour of oratory* swelterlng ln the neat-ladcn atmosphere, packed as be? fore Into solid masscs of humanity, wlth only here and there a few vacant spots In thc remoto gallerles?tha delegates In the broad arena below, the bright-hued lines ot femlninlty in the clrcllng gallerles, and over all the enveloplng folds of "Old Glory." From tho outset lt was dlstlnctly a bnerman crowd, wlth gallerles already tralned Into choruses of Sherman songs and an invadlng host of Sher? man marchers, bearlng a huge por? tralt of the New York eandldate, startlng the echoes rlnglng. Oration for Cnntnon. Among the early arrlvals on the floor was Speaker Cannon, yesterday a ean? dldate for Presldent, but to-day here as a plllar of strength in the Sherman movement. The widespread affectlon for the old war-horse of the party was shown by the crowds of delegates who surged about hlm to grasp his hand and bld hlm welcome. The prelimina narles were brlef, and nt 10:30 o^cloek the nominntlng speeches for Vice-Pres Ident hegan, wlth a limit of ten mln? utes to each speaker. On the call of States Delawnre ylelded to New York. and former Lleutenant-Governor Titno thy L. Woodruff mounted the platform for a glowing speech. placlng in nom? ination oherman as New York's choice for the vlce-presldency. Now came a sUrprlse, as the vener able Cannon. wlth hls Lincoln-llke vls.. ago nnd shaggy beard,, emorged from the Illinols delegates, and stepplng to the platform, received unantmous con sent to second the nomination of Sher? man. Such a plcture of sturdy. homely, plafn Amerlcnn eitizenship as Cannon appeared as he advanced before the throng. which rose to do him homage, has seldom been seen before a natlonal convention. Hls vigorous face was beaded wlth persplratlon; his collar, melted to a rag, hung litnp about hls neck. Hls vest was thrown wlde open, ex poslng a crumplod shlrt, and the sleevcs ot hls blnck alpaca coat curled up about his dangllng cuffs to his elbows as hls wavlng arras emphasized hls ringing words for hls colleague and friend, Janios S. Sherman, of Now York. Result Never Iu Doubt. From the outbursts of euthuslasm, whlcli greeted every mention of Sbor man's name, It was plaln tliat the mind of tho convention had been made up, nnd that the decislon was only to be reeorded. But for a moment there wns a ha.lt in tbe Sherman movement, ns Senator Lodge, leaving the presld Ing ofHcer's chalr. advanced to nomi nnte Governor Gutld. of Massachusetts, for the vice-presldency. The Senator's vbico was stralned with the exertlons of rccent days. but he spoke eloquent ly und t'orcihly for tho Massachusett.i eandldate. Mlchlgan, through Charles Oshorne, added her volco for Gulld. nnd New .Tersey, brought forward her favorlto son, ir. a spoech hy Thomas E. McCarter, nomlnating I'ormer Gov? ernor Murphy, of New Jersey. ( Tho steady advance of the Sherman movoment now begnn agaln as Stato after State fell Into line?-North Caro llne in a rlnglng speech from tho floor by Hnrry Skinner; Oklahoma, by Den tlis Tiflin; Pennsylvania by Congress timn Myron Olnisled; Tennesseo by H. Clay Eyans, and Virglnla by C. B. ?Slomp. V..I.. ls Announced. Then began th'e vote, taken at first nmi.l confuslon, whlcli Increased as th? totals i-llmbeil upward to the nomlnat? ing polnt. Tho result was never fn (Continued on Fourth Page.) CUTS THROAT WITH KNIFE SufferinB from 111 Health, Wlley Os., borue Comnilts Sulclde. [Speclal toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.1 GREENSBORO, N. C, Juno 19.?Wlley Osborne, a promlnent farmer llvlng seven miles from the city, as a re? sult of ill-hoalth conimitted suicide thls morning by cuttlng his throat wlth a. pocket-knlfe, aovering thf. jugular veln, Hls wife's attentlon was attracted by the sound of Honiethlng falllng in an adjoinlng room, lind rushing in, shoj found her husband on tha floor, wlth blood pourlng from hls neck. A chlld was dlspatchcil for nelgh bora, but tho nutn dhd iu a few tnlti UtPA. Tho deceasocl was hlghly regardtd, nnd liu.l glven n... lntiiiiatloii of siil .-hle. llo was a snt'otiHsful man. but a long spoll of III health hnd produce.t .despond. noy, Ho has two brothera ln lhe tireensboro inji-t-offica dellvery ioi'ca.