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?TH_ DI8PATCH FOUNDBD 1880. WHOLE NUMBER 17,731.. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTtf. TIGS FIGHT Officer Is Killed, While Four Others ,Are Probably Fataliy Wounded, ADAM GOD IS LEADER OF A BLOODY BATTLE Ilundred Shots Exchanged When Effort Is Made to Stop Preach ing in the Streets of Kansas City?Rcligious Maniacs Goaded lnto Frenzy. KANBAS CITY, December R.--In th< shadow of the Clty Hall a rlot, lt whlch rellejlo-a fanatlca and po llcemen wero partlclpants, aml durlng whlco 100 shota wero fired, thls after? noon rcsulted ln tho death or Pollceman A O.Dalbow, probably fatal Injuries tc four and allK'it Injurlea to two ejthcr peraona. Thoaa probably fataliy lnjured nre John Bharp, known as Adain Ood, a Htreet preacher; Michael Mullane, a patrolman; Lola Pratt, thlrteen year' old, and Patrlck Clark. a pollce ser geant. Harry Htege, ? pollceman. ant George M. Holt, a probntlon offlcer were also hurt. The trouble occurred whllo the ?treeta were orowded. Whlle tho flght waa In progress the partlclpanta tra veraed an entlre block. Allesred A >?!iictli>rj. Prohation Offlcer Holt, of the Juve rlle Court, to-day -went to Fifth ant! Maln Streeta to lnvestlgate a caae 01 alleged abductlon. Near that cornei lie met John Sharp. known as Adarr God. who waa exhorting a crowd. Wltl Sharp were A 3. Belzer, a woman ane fivo ehildren, ran^lng In ago from tbrei to fonrteen years. Holt dld not llke tho manr.fr ln which tho woman at ternpted to get money contrlbutlont from the crowd, and he declded tha ?he and hor male companlona wero no proper persons to hav? the custody o: young chtldrcn. The woman announced that she ane *'Adam God" v,-e>!ild conduet services a Poor Man'a Ml.ssion to-nlght. where upon she and her companlons startet l rd the mlsslon. Offlcer Holt thei Inqulred as to tho Identlty of the chll flre-n, Tlie woman lntmesdtately as ? -d an attltude of reaentment, ani repll-d that the offlcer "had better at ion& to hls own business." "Adar <;ud." wl:o wears a long whlte bear< nnd halr, threatened the offlcer. Offl cer Holt was not armed, but stood hl Kround untll "Adam God" atruck hlr. ?e heavy blow behind the car with ; ol, maklng an ugly wound. Ho! li started for the pollce station fo ;. -tance. Aa Holt rnoved away th i her trled to edioot him, but th mrtrldgo falled to explode. Officer Holt rushert lnto the pollc statlon and announced that a band o I'-llglotis fanatlcs, armed to the teetl were at the threshold of the statlor nnd he warned ilir. offleers to prepar ror trouble. The aergeant in eharg ordered Patrolmen <"*harles Dalbow an Harry E. Stege to arrest Sharp and hi followers. Sharp and hia rompanlons wer wlthln flfty yards of tho poltco statlo when the offleers atepped lnto tlu istreet. The Kharpltes gave evldenc of frenzy. and with profane abuse the eerved notice on all that they woul preach rlght "under* the eaves of th pollce statlon, anel the pollce canno prevent us." Volley of Bullets. The offlcera dld not, however, o_pec KCrlous trouble, and were hot prepare for the volley of bullets whlch me them almost Immedlately after ihe appeared on the scene, Dalbow wn killed ln.tantly, anel a hullet pn^-... through Stege's arm. Other offlcert hearlng the flrins, ruahed into th street, and a gener?! fight cn_ued. Th olflcers refrained from shooting, fo fear of endangeting the lives or innc cent persons. Lieutenant Clark. who hnd come Int the street unarmed, waa Bliot In th <:ye, and Patrolmau Mullane was she In the baek an he hurried Into th pollco statlon for relnforcenients. i the meantlmo a rlot call brought pc llcemen from all directlpns. Thot otighly arpused, the offlcera clpseu l on Sharp and his followers. flrlrig e t:-iey went. When the Hrlng- ccn.se "Adam God" lay fataliy tlio't throu? the head and body. Womnii Itcwlals. Tt was later lcarncd that Sharp's ma companlon was Louls Pratt, father ? the flye ehildren. Pratt was arreste uninjtired. Tha womiin and the ehl ? li-e-ii r'leil to a houseboat, In whlch thi Ilvotl on tho Missouri lllve r. Elft uollcetneri followed them and foui that the woman had barricadce} iier.se iu tlie; houseboat. Standing on tl hunt with a shotgun sln- shouted to tl offlcera: "Come on, you ftenda." 'j'l boat was only a fi-w- feet from tl bank of tho rlver aml several offlce elnshod toward lt. T-hc woman ctroppii her weapon and sclsjlng two of ti ehildren sprang Into a hoal and b'egi iu row lnto tlie mltldlc of Un rlve Tiies offleers called t.> h-i to stop, bi sho only plled tho oars nioro vtgorou ly. The pollcemen flred a voll?) tln. boat, One shot struck Lola Pral tearlng away iho groater- pavl tjf 11 child's face. Shg cannot llvc u said. Tho woman then surrqiiiderecl. At II pollco-statlon 9ho sold Ihtil ?he wi J.Ir.i. Pratt, wlfe of ihe companlon "Adam God," anel inother' of tl wounded chlld. t'cllel. I)ie-n. Lola Pratt dled to-nlght. Sorgoa e'lnrk ls reported to bo at, i;.?- ppl o? death, while Patrolman MulUvnoim not live until mornlng, Are "ll?ly llolle-rs." OKLAHOMA city, OKLA., Docemb t,_James Sharp, slyling hlmself !'E jah li.," at the head Qf u >hi.-i.\- of ru ?uieiuK fajitttlcs calllng theiusalv -'?lli.lv Rollers," llrsl appeared ln t)kl hiuna Clty In Maroh, 1305. Shan'i, i wit'e-,i_ young iiiuii naiiutd GiH>eti u n boy sahi iu httvp boon Stiarp'a ?i itell iimli-. he-iuh-il ii iu-., leesslom Of (lu fpllowers opo cold itay in Maroh, 181 tnei attempled tii paraUa tlio, towit, Thoy wero arreated, hut niinwoii m freio provldoel they U-fl Un- e-ity, Th ?'s"fCoiiili"K[i mi fct-cuiul fage,) 'v, :"l TAFT THE EXCEPTION Only Presldent or I.'nlted States to Hold Two Offlce*. WASHINGTON, D. C, December 8. Prosldent-elect Taft. wlll bo tho only Presldent of Ihe Unlted States to hold nt tho aatne tlme he ocouplea that po? sltlon another offlce at tho head of one of the country's great national lnde pendont organlzatlona. To-day, nt the annual meetlng of the Amerlcan Red Crosa Soclety, Mr. Taft was unanirnoualy re-electod presldent. Ho accepted tho offlce after ho had been assured by the nomlnatlng com? mlttee that they had socured from the Judge Advocatc-Oeneral of the Army the, oplnlon that lt would be entlrely legal for hlm to rotaln the presldency of the Red Crosa at tho aamo tlme he la actlng ns the natlon's chlef execu tive. Mr. Taft personally proslded over tho meetlng of the Red Cross Soclety dur? lng the afternoon. Reaolutlona were pa;sed dlrecting actlon to amond tho charter to further protect from trade unage the Red Crosa Inslgnla and to change the date of the annual meoting so that lt wlll not fall on the date OonBreas mocts. Mrs. Russell Sage. lu recognltlon of her servlees and the gift of 825,000 to the soclety, and Dr. Louls Klopach, of the Christian Herald, for hls work in organlzlng the Chlna flood rellcf and executing lt ln the name of the soclety, were unanlmously elected' hon orary members. Presldent Rooaevelt Is the only other honorary member. It was proposed to elect Mr. Taft an honorary member but when hls name came up ho took exceptlon to thls actlon. declaring that ho felt that lt would be retlrlng him from the ac tlve membershlp, whereupon hls name wns wlthdrawn. Offlcers for the ensulng year were elected, as followa: Presldent, William IT. Taft; Vlce-President, R. W. Defor rest, of New Tork; Treaaurer. Boek man WInthrop, Asslstant Secretary of Iho Trcasury; Counselor, Henry M. Hoyt. Unlted States Sol!citor-Gen?ral Secretary, Charles L Magee. COUNCIL ADJOURNS Drnotineee Dlvorce Brll and "Mad ni vnlrj" of \ndon,. PHILAOKLPiliA. PA., December S.? xne llrst i-cderal Council of the Churchea of Chrlst In Amerlcan. organ? lzed lo further the movement of uni'y ox actlon among the Protestant denom tnatlona in Bpreadinjr the gospel, ad? journed to-day to meet in December, 131.', at a place to be selected by the executlve council. Strong resolutlona were adopted in opposltion to Increaeed armament bv the natlons of the earth. A featuro I JVa", a", addreaa by Professor Henry ] Wade Rojcers, of Yale Unlverslty, who said the time was at hand for oblUa tory arbitratlon of dlsputes. He deo recated the un-Chrlstlan attitudo ? f the Unlted States and Its "mad rival ry wlth nattona of Europe In bulldlng the largeat, swlftest ahd deadliest bat? tleahlpa. The resolutlona presentad bj> the committee on mternatlonai reiation* were unanlmously adopted. Dlvorce EvII Denounccd. The report of the committee on fam? lly llfe was also adopted. Resolutlona denouncing the dlvorce evil wero pass? ed and the efforts of the National Dlvorce Congress. the Amerlcan Bar ri Assoclation and the Interchurch Oon . ferenco of Marrlage and Dlvorce In . preaervlng the sanctity of the marrlage vowa wero commended. J Attentlon of the council was called ? Ito a statement that the eixteen Ameri '(''an battleshlps now enclrcllng the ? j globe carry only five chaplalns, and . | a resolutlon was adopted urglng the i | Presldent and Congress to adequately ? Increase the number so as to meet l|the spirltual need or the men of the I . fleet. Rev. E. B. Sanford. of New York, y | was elected corresponding secretary. , I Tho commlttee authorlzed by the ! council yesterday to call upon Presi I dent-eiect TRfl to confrratulate hlm " | "upon the attltude whlch he has per ' ; sonally assumed toward the use of 1 i strong ilrink and praylng hlm to glve ' '? the Influeuce of hls hlgh offlce to the 1 ' promotion of sobrlety throughout the n.i tion,'' is as follows: Bishop Ilon Idrlck, Methodlst Episcopal Church, t South, presldent of tbe council: Bishop l hCranaton, Methodlst Episcopal; Bishop t'Talbot. Episcopal; Rev. Dr, William II. Roberts, Presbvterian; Bishop Lobert, Moravian; Rev. Dr. Waylaml B. Hoyt. Baptist. and Rev. Hays Ward, Congre gatlonal, END IS IN SIGHT \ ciillet ln Da-.ii Trtnl Wlll Prolmlily Come To-nikIil OMAHA. NEB., December S.?The end of the trial of Charles E, Davis, charged wlth tho murder of Dr. Fred 1 j erlck T. Rustln, will probably come a.J to-morrow, Deputy State's Attorney ? Blllck arid Aeaoolate Counaol Wood . ' rotigli concluded thelr argumenta thls ? afternoon. and Attorney Gurley. chlef u| counsel for the defense. and State's J|.Attorney Engllah wll) make tbe lin.ti argumenta to-rabrrow. A verdlct la 'l expected Wodneaday nlght or Thura ; day. The proaeciitlon preaented lta re j buttal testlmony thls mornlng. Thi" o evldence was Ihtended to Impoach some Clot the defense's wltnesaes. The entlre l, j afternoon was glven up to arguments, ; SUIT FOR SLANDER K Hulixon UeiiiandH J!-0,()<io from Con c ifTcsNiuun Kellhcr. oi BOSTON. MASS.. December s.-H wa: u j offlelnlly announeed to-day- that ac q tion for alleged slander returnable ii ?althe Unlted states Clrcult Court Feh d ruhry 1. 1009, ln wh|c;h SHO.OQO dam .? .,..,.; are eialmetl, h's been brought b\ a Cot.-gressman Rlchmond Pearson Uoh mr, of Alabamn, agalnst Congressmai i . john A. ICellher. of Ma lachuactts. Thi i-fallogQil remarks whleli rauaecl the de itltlon were made thls fall followlng : t.|vlsii to thla clty of Captaln llobson ie who spolte for Josoph V. Conry t'ot is Congress, tlie latter contostltig unsuc uesafully wlth Congreasrn'an KKllhei ie for the nomlnatlon. WITHDRAWAL P0STP0NED I'rnopa \Vtll Not Be Ttikeu From Ciilin Accordlng t? ProBinni. WASHINGTON, D. C, December S.~ j Tho wlthdrawiil ol" tho Amerlcan troop i fi-otn Cuba wlll ftin into Aprll. Ac ! coi'diug to this progrum, Americai troops wlll bo avallablo .for service ti the Isliimts durlng tho trausition fron the provislonal to the tvgular govern liient and for a roasonable tlme BUbSO quent. thiueto, ao thal K rliaorders arla; they will be on hand. f'"' duty, Qiv tranaport wlll be umhI in bringlns th trobpB back lo tho Cnitccl Stales, am they wlll he landod at atloh ppHa a ma.\ he most couvcnicnt (or thopi t' roach ihe stailons to whlch they ma; be assliviied. The llrst of the troop will sall from tlie Island Jtuuutry lat. I Senor Barrios, Guatemalan Minister, Pinned Under Wreckage and Fataliy Hurt CARRYING WREATH TO WASHINGTON'S TOMB His Companions, Dr. Herrartc and General Drummond, Badly Hurt?Car Turns Somcrsault When Chauffeur Attempta to Pass Buggy?Came to Thank This Country. WASHINGTON. D. C. December S. ?Senor Don Juan Barrios, Guatemala's minister of for? elgn affairs, who la In Washington on a speclal mlssion for hia government, was poslbly fataliy lnjured, and Dr. Don Luls Toledo Herrarte, Guatemalan minister to tho Unlted States. and Gen? eral John Drummond, a wealthy coffee planter In South Amerlca, wero badly hurt ln an automoblle accldent late to day. Tho dlplomats were rldlng ln a heavy tonrlng car, when it turned turtle Just after passing over the hlghway brldgo lnto Virglnia. the occupants being hurl ed beneath the car and plnionecl under the tonneau. When they wero extrl cated tliey were apparently unconsclous and were bleedlng freely from face and scalp wounds. George Starllng. tho chauffeur, who was drlvlng the machine at swlft speed, escaped with brulses about the head and legs. Condltlon Crltlcal. Senor Barrios, who was removed to the Emergency Hospltal In an ambtt lauce, with the three other occupants of the car, ia sufferlng from concus slop of the braln, and Is suppoeed.to have sustalned a fracture of the skull, aslde from Inti-rnal Injurles. Late to-nlght he ls stlll unconscious, and the physlclans say hls contlltion Is crltlcal. Dr. Herrarte was badly cut about the face and body, but hls condltion is not serlous. He was removed to hls apartments ln the Highlands. and wlll bo under speclal trcatment. General Drummond suffered lacera tlons of the face and head. When the accldent hajiponed the party was proceedlng toward Mount Vernon, and Senor Barrics was carry? ing a masslve wreath of evergreens, smilix and green leaves to place on the tomb' of Washington, at tho speclal re? quest of Presldent Estrada Cabrera, of Guatemala. As the automoblle left the brldge whlch spans the Pototnac, it was almost dusk, and tho chauffeur stnrted down the turnplke at a rapid pace. After the car had proceeded about flfty yards, lt came upon a small buggy drawn by a spirlted horso and drlvon by an unknown young woman, j fashlonably dressed. The chauffeur swerved to the rlght, but the front 1 wheels smashed agalnst a sllght ob I structlon. Then the car turned a j somersault. Passersby lifted the machine off the | injured occupants and sent for an j ambtilance. Dropped $3,000. Dr. Herrarte resained consclousness j on his way to the hospltal, and sud I denly realized thnt about fX.noo, some i of whlch was In gold, had dropped | frojn his pocket durlng tho accldent The surgeons notified tho pollce. Who went to the scene and recoverod nearly ?2.000 of the money. A small crowd ittracted by the accldent had entlrolv dlspersed when the pollce arrlved. Efforts to identlfy the young woman drlvlng tho rig tlius rar have been un successful. . Newa of the accldent spread rapldlv , through the eiiplomatlc corps, and soon | messages of Inquiry began pourlng Into the hospltal, to which tho vfctims of I the accldent had been taken. Senator Barrios, accompanlcd bv hls j secretary. Senator Franclsco Sanchez j Latour. has been ln Washington a i short time to thank the Presldent for j varlous acta of cordiality e\xpressed by 1 this govf-rnr.ient lowards Guatemala. The- Guatemalan legation to-nlght Icaoled Prosielent Cabrera. of that coun? try. a report of tlie accldent; General Drummond ls flfty years of age. a Guatemalan, but fbrmerly a re.--l l dent of Alabama. It was at flrst thbught" a large ; amount of money. whh-li the forelgn I mlnistii- had In hls possession, had been lost, bul al the hospltal one o? tlio nurses found the money in hls pockets. RECEIVESA GAVEL Made l-'reiue ?tenv ln Wlllch l.lne-iilii Is s.ilil lo llnvo Sold I.lquor. WASHINGTON, D. C? Drromhor S.-~ Presldent McDoimugh, of the Natlonal I Liquor League of the TJnltetl States, at tq-day's sesslon of the slxteonth an , nu.-il tneetkig of tho organlzatlbn be ? Ing held in thls clty, wns prosented by the Illlnols dclagutlou wiiii a [r.u.,-1 nyide from .i log said to have uetui taken from th?> general atpre in lin lii is in whlch Alinihaui Llncoln, It w-is .-; iel. sold llquor, Tho reporl of tlie secretary. Robert .i, Hulte, dechtrea thal ln indlana. Qhlu. ? iiiinui.-, south Dakota, rthodo Island . Mihnesota and Tennessee tlu> storm ; i-i.-titie-.s of the luulilbltlonists' flght ln the recerU election, the prohlbltlpn indveiuent made no headway. He gave statlatlcs showlng that the revonue colleoteri from the llquor trnde ' of tho country pays tor tho War atul Navy Depatitments and th,> postai cle i llclency. lie said tlie only solutlon nf j the problem ls u proper anel cqultablo icgulatlon uf thu hualness, SIMON APPOINTS CABINET \\v AsHiinu'M Pretldeiify, uml .Vll'w Qulet ut Purt-uu-Prliice. POitT-AU-PVtlNCE, -pecember 8.? tli-tieial Antiilno Simon, whn has tls iiuninel tho iireslelciicy of Haytl, has up poltiteil tho folt'iwlns- culiim-t: Mlnls le>r of tho Intorlor, Qerierai Blppolyte; lUinlater of l-'ltuime, l.mle-rs <"iapoteitu; .Minlste-i- uf Porolgn Afi.-ili-.--; M. Chunle; Miulsi.fr of I'uhlh- WQrkS, 11. .Evllhu-d: lUintsle-r of War anel Marlnej lieitiu-til Uoliiiiil: Minister of .1 it .st I e-o. 11. Mukuv. All ls Hlilet ut l,e>rt-ini-Prlni-H, und ihere hnyo been no repurts to-elay uf tfiuible unvWhere. The Day in Congress. WASHINGTON, D, C, neeetnber ?. ?The bnslneaa of both lioiixe* of CongrcMM wna conflned l<>-?liiy Inrsr? ly to llatenlnir to tlie rrnriliiK nf the PreMldenPs iniminl mcumtKc, bht lu nddlllnn n few bllla were Introduecd both ln ihe Senate and Ihe Home, and In the Honae a iiuniber nf bllls were aent to confrrence, nrnoiiK them belng one providlngr for a nevr ImmlRrntton atntlon ln llonton. In nddlllon, tlie Speaker announe? ed the nppolntment of Mr. MIkkIuh, of Connectlcut, lo n plnce on the Commlttee on the Judlclary In plnce of Mr. I.HIIiiIild, flnd of Mr. Martln to n place on the Crmmlttee on In dlfin AITnlfn ln place of Mr. i'nrker, decenaed. For the flrat tlme durlnjj (hr prcn ent Congreaa there wua a call or the commltleca of the Houso, but no meaanre waa Teported by any ot them. Tlie mlscellaneona work of llie Sennte rnnstated In the nuiln of tlie referrnee In execntlve aeaalon of nhout i.riun rercan nnrrilnntloua, whlch were to-dny aent lo llic Sen? ate by tlie Preaident, nnd tlie ndop tlon of reaolutlona of rf-ret on ac? count of the death of mcnibera of the ITouae who hnve paaard nwny alnce the adjonrnment laat May. The Senate adjourned for the ilny at 2 o'clock and the Honae at -:.'.?'>. KILLS HIS CHILDREN Then Crnacd Man Rnna Through Tow Shoollng at People. WAKE FIELD, MASS., December 8. Becomlng suddtnly and vlolently ln aand, Hlrnhi L. Badger, a resldent c tblH town. to-day kllled hls two daugli ters, Florence, aged flfteen. an Catherlne, aged seven, and then ra amuck through the town, shooting u persons he met on the street and fli ing Into the wlndows of the sto're that he passed. Fortunately, only one person wa Injured by Badger durlng hls mad rua down Maln Street, Froderlck Wlieole a grocer's clerk, receivtd a palnti wound ln the leg. Badger was puMued by a crowd c townspeople, who flnally captured-hli and turned hlm over to the pollce. From the nature of Badger's ravlng at th*> pollce statlon, the offlcers wct of the oplnlon that hla sitdden mat ness was due prlinarily to Jealousy. - Mrs. Badger, the mother of the mui dered chlldren, who had been awa from home on a brlef tflalt, returned t< nlght. She g-ot her flrst nows of tl tragOdy through readlng- of It In newspaper, whlle on her way home. Ti shock of the affalr prostrated her, ar to-nlght she was under the care ot phySlclan. Badger was taken to the Camhrldf jall this evening and placed tn padded cell. -* DELEGATES GATHER Many Notnblea WIU Addreaa RItp and Ilaxbors Cnnsrreaa. WASHINGTON, D. C, December $.? Delegates to the fifth annual conve; tion of the National Rlvers and Ha bors Congress, which convencs he to-morrow, are flocking to this cl by the hundreds. r Many notable men wlll particifia in the proccedlngs. Representatlve J eeph E. Ransdell, of Louislana, pres dent of the Congress, will call tl gathcrlng to order. Cardlnal Oibboi will deliver the lnvocatlon, and Vic Presldent Falrbanks will welcome tl delegates on behalt of the goven ment. Captalns of industry, among the Andrew Carnegle, and forelgn dlpl mats wlll be heard. Ambassador Jara Bryce, of Great Brltaln. will speak Kngland's water highways. and Ar bassador Nabuco, of Brazll, of tho of hls country. An Interesting adjunct wlll be V flrst annual conventlon of the Womar National Rlvers and Ilarbora Congrei Mrs. Hoylo Tomkles, of Shrevepoi La., wlll preslde. Frlday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock t Presldent wlll receive the delegates the congress at the White House, SEEK QUARTET OF R0BBER5 Bound and Gagged n.-fiance Mnn n (lot Away Wlth $100. TOLEDO, O., December 8.?-The a thorlties of three Northwestern Ot counties?Lucas, Henry and Deflance aro to-day searchlng for a quartet robbers. who early thls mornlng e tered the reslde.sce of John Budu. retlred merchant ;it Deliance, boit and gagged Mr. Burld, broke Into 1 prlvate safe wlth a crowbar. and c caped with Sl 00. Tho four burglara made thelr w to Deshler. Henry county. in a rig. a Whlle waltlng there for a traln 1 Toledo. engaged In a runnlng flg With the town olllcers. Many slu were exchanged. and lt ls belleved tl: one of tho bancllts was Injured. Deflance offlclals telegraphed Tole pollce to be on the tralns, and tralns enterlng this clty are bel isearched. Deflance nnd Henry cour "ollicers are also on a man-huht. PANTHER AT C0L0MB0 UnttleabliiN of Aiuerlenn lloel A\ Reach There Mouduy. COl.OMBO. CEYLON. Deccmher 8 Tlu- Amerlcan cru'laer Panrhei- arrii 1 here to-day from Cavlte. The I'antl precedes the Amerlcan battleahtp fle 1 under the comman l of Rear Adml: Bperry, which Ie.f1 -Manila Deceml j 1st. The slxteen warships are due h. i next Monday. and the lmmioipullty a i ihe meroantlle uommurijty are perfe : in^ Lhcjr arrangements to enterl; the Amerlcan offlcers and men. '1 , tcAvn has voted an npproprlation ? : ontertalnnients) speclal traina will ta I tho men on dutly exourjjlona Into i I ititerior nf Ceylon; haseball matel i wlll be arranped, and the offlcers vi Lbe glven the freedom of tho clubs. RUMOR IS DENIED Tnlh of Actlon hoohiliiK Towhrd D charge of Reuelvera. J rSpecial ln The Tlmcs-TJIspatch.] BAt*TlMOIUJ. MD., December ?. general ineetlns of thq re'colvora n executlve offlcers ot tho Soaboard / Llne Rallway Company was hold day, Tho preaenco of Messrs, Sanv Unterweyer, of New Vork. and j I'lppa Htmton, of Riohtiuind, attorm lor the reCOlvers, gave riso to ruim lhat some hctton loohlrig to n dlschut of the recolvora and a roorganlaatl ot tho property was bulng considor This was denled. Tt was eatd tl llicso lawyers attend these receive qieetlngH at ieaat'once a month, u weve only here to a'dvlse aa to the Jei siejis ln the operatlon ot iiu> proppi WBATHER. Fair and Warmer. BPflPER FDLK JMIZE HEHE Times ? Dispatch Correspon dents in Two States to Form Unique Order. NOTABLE SPEAKERS DOWN ON PROGRAM Men and Women Who Write Virginia and Carolina News to FIxchange Ideas, See IMant in Operation and Enjoy Social Event. W1UTERS for tho news colunins of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatoh from the cltles. towns and coun ties of Virglnia and North Carollna wlll asaomble in tho convention hall of Murphy'a Hotel at noon to-day for the formation of the flrst nowspnper assoclation of Its klnd ln Amerlca. A number had gattiured ln the lobbles of the hotels last nlght, and accep-tauces already recelved show itlthat 160 or more wlll he ln attendan.e '"lat thi; meetlng to-day. While the newspBper wrlters of many ?!of tho large centre.< of the country havo formed ctubs for social or other purposea, no attempt haa heretofore been made to unlte In a single organ izntion tlie. gatherers of news for a Blngle newspaper, scattered over tho cenlres of Intonnation in two States. Such an organlz'atlon, whllo formed for mutual pleasure and proflt. wlll be a wonderful demonstratlon of the nys' tem bv whlch news is gathered and bandle'el, and wlll lllustrate Btrlklngly the efficlency and capablllty. as well ns the progresslveness, of tho leadlng newspaper of the South. Dr. Lofton'n Clear Idea. The idea originated in the mlnd of Dr. Luelen Lofton, a physlclan of Em poria, Va., correspondent for this paper from that town and surroundlng eoun trv. Dr. Lofton, as a young man, saw actlvc newspapcr servlco ln the offlces in Atlanta and New York, later taking un the study of medtcine. ln which he has achleved some dlstlnction. havlng a large general practice, ns well as being the physlclan retatned by two rallroad companles and the eoremcr of his county. True to hls flrst love, how ever JOr." Lofton stlll feels the joy of newsgatherlng, nnd ncrtwitiistanding his other dutles, ftnds an opportunlty to cover tho news of his locallty for The Tlmes-Dlspatch ln a matiner allk# creditable to hls skill and energy. Impressed with tho Idea of unifying into nn assoclation, with annual con ferences, the corrcspondc-nts wldely scattered. often worklng alone nnel without the dally touch and advlco of others slmllarly etnployed. and at polnts remote' from tho headquarters ot the newspaper, Dr. Lofton has en? tered into correspondence with many of the leadlng wrlters for this paper, the result being the call for tlie gen? eral meetlng to open to-day. Many Soe-lnl I-'enturea. Social featuros will have a proml? nent place in tho program, ono of tho chief advaiitagos to be gatned, ac rording to the originators of tho plan. belng the opportunlty for Informal | conference and the exchange of expe-i rlences. Another feature. whlch bids falr to ecllpse all others ln Interest to | the vlsitors. especlally to those who j have not before had tho opportunlty of I visltlng a' modern newspapcr plant, | will he the isstte of a "Covrespondonts'j speclal," the plan belng to run off an i extra Issue of The Tlmes-Dlspatch to-j night ln the full view of tho vlsitors, | facllitios belng glven them to seo every part of the making of a paper, from copy wrlting to maillng tho fln lshed product. The "extra" will be lssued after the general mee-tfng to-nlght. Adjourn mont about 10 o'clock wlll brlng all the members to The Tlmes-Dlspatch " bullding shortly after that Iionr, and on thelr nrrlval tho system by which ilaja paper is produced wlll begln. No ef ss- fort will be made for record speed, as I iti the case of news extras, as lt ls de ay I sired that all should see and have ex ni' plained to them the processes of mak .Sf'llhg a paper. )ty I A story will be wrltten, cot rected anel Odlted, with headlines and sub heads. Whlle the copy goes up In tlie ttibe to be divided lnto "takes" for the typesc-ttlng machines, the vlsitors wlll be taken to the composlng room, where all may see tho linotypes in operation anel wltness thu assembling of the copy anel tho mal1>-up into pages. Moanwhile, in another room, the art department wlll be worklng on pie tures taken durlng the afternoon, di veloping nnd prlntlng tlie negatlvi nd (Conttnued on Laat Page GO ON RECORD Itooxevell nnd Tnll in I'aven- of lleinil IsHiie. WASHINGTON, D, C. December 8.? Prealdent Roosevelt and Pres(dent elect Taft publlcly put tliemselvoa un rcobrd to-day in advocacy uf the Issu-, anco of government bond- for tlu- con atructlon of pormanent puhiic improve inents tn oonsorve tho nnturnl re sources ot thu nation, Presldent-qlect Taft preslded at tlie Joltit cotiserviitinn meetlng this after? noon at tho Belasco Theatre, in thls clty, at whlch Prealdent Roosevelt made the prlnclpal aeUln-ss. Mr. u.M.st-. .vlvolt atul Mr. Taft ga\<- tholr tipquallflod liapprova] i'm- the carrying out ut' ex irc pert plans for obhsorvatlon uf the Au audlence whlch liiied the theatre, nei whlch liiclyded Antlrew Carnegis, ii-sjJohn Mlttjhell, Senators, Congressmen ?ff-'jand the Ouvurnors nf sovern.1 St;it.-<. pplaiuled avery sentlinent oxprsasod., Cha juint meetlng bvoughl together tlu> iiH-iniu-i-K eif the Couservatfon Carn mis*liiii an.i thelr ii.--lp.-i-s tho de-le gntos tei thu gt-Qut Southei'n Conipver> ??hei Congress, t!..- members; uf tha Rlvers aml ii:u i..ii- Eongress, and others interested ln worklng oul a e-eitiiprohenslv;.- plan for making the ltiei-it ot' tlie laiiilH. uilnur.-ils. fnivsts aml nutut-s thnt belopg to the puhlla do uuUu of thC Ulllttd States, Uf ?*JTfl WANT TARIFF COMMISSION leolared tluit Muct.v IVr Cent. of Mnn illri.-l ur, rt Dl'slrt- It. WASHINGTON, D. C, December 8.? \n executlve meetlng was hold by the louse Wn- i and Menns Commltteo to lay, preaumably for thei purpoHo of 'elT.tlng the names of those wltnessos .vhotn lt ls proposed to'aubpoena to ippear at tho tarlff hearlngs befortj h? commlttee. Whllo nothlng waa jlven out, it in understooel that those ;vhose teistltnony Is especlally desireel >y tho rummltteo aro James Van (..'leave, ;>resif]ent of tho Natlonal Aaaoclation )f Manufacturers; Charlea Krniiels Ad tms, of Boaton; representatlves of the neat packora. tho wool liulustry, the eathfr liulustry, the steel Industry and tnanufacturers of varlous artlcles In retation to which the commlttee has recelved no tostltnony. A Hhori hearlng wa.i lield by the :ommittoe to-day, and aneither has been ict for Thursday. In order to got an ;arly start on tlin consldoratlon of the now tarlff blll. lt 1 e-lleved that the najorlty membors ol the commltteo will meet to-morrow as a aub-Omtfilttee to take tho flrst actlve stcps ln framlng the blll. Mllrs on Slnnd. Herbert B. Miles. ot the tarlff com nlttoe of tho Natlonal Assoclation ot Maiiitfaeturors, resumed the stand to lay. Ho contlnued hls argtiments for .nrlft revlslon downwarel. The sched ulea whlch Mr. Miles claimed can be j reduccd materlally aro those lmpoalnu t tarlff on sugar. glua aml hleles. The wltness then told the commlttee that 9(i per cent. of the manufacturers iv.-int a tarlff commlsslon or bure-au to bandte the revlslon of the lariff. Replylng to thls suggestlon. Chair tnan 1'ayno R.'Uel thern was no grpate" langer than ln the perpotual unsettle ment of the tarlff. "I am confidont," ald tho elialrrnan, "that tho mun en gaged ln bii3iness want to know thav the tarlff rates are settled and not sub lect to clinnge-H." Kcpresentativo IJnderwood, Demoe-ral. nf Alnbatna, iigreed with Mr. Payno as to tho lnailvlstiblllty of havlng a.tarlff commlsslon. "Isn't the elifliculty that the manufac? turers havo experleficed In the past duu lo tho fact thnt Congress hus passe.l n tarlff law und refuscel to conaldor any e.-hango in tlie duties for a decaelc o: more?" asked Mr. Cnelorwooel. BOTH FOUNO DEAD Murder SuspcriN Dle Ba Itesnlt nf Klll liirf nnil Suclilc. TRINIDAD, COL,, December S.?Mag gle Garcla, elghtcen yenrs of Rgo. and Franclsco Martlnez, who wns suspoctod of havlng murdered four tiiembnrs of tho Garcla rnnilly last week, wero found dearl y<-terday twenty tnilea weat of the^ Garcla ranch iu the extreme eastern part of Las Arjlmaa county. Both had liten simt. Apparently Martlnez murdered the glrl and then i uiniultti-d suiclde. The- bodles of the Garcla family were.- found at thelr home: last Friday "nlght, their heails hnving been apllt open with an axe. A posse located Martlnez and the glrl Sunday nlght in a lonely canyon. and a giiare! was establlshed over the place. Finiling escape cut off, lt seems tluit Martlnez Kilie-d hia companlon, whom apparently he had abducted after murdcrthg her p&rents, anel then killed himself. Martlnez hael no horaes, and had forced the glrl to walk with him fo the place where they were found. Martlnez was pardoned a year ago from the New Mexlco penltentlary at Santa Fe, where he was se-rving u term for theft. His atteutlons hiul been rcfused by Muggje Gafcla, and he had he>>n ordert-el awayj from the Garcla ratich. cighty-nve- miles from Trinldad, in un Isolated reglon. Tho quadruplc murders at tho ranch anel tho dlsap pearance of the glrl anel Martlnez fol? lowed. RECEIVER APPOINTED .\orfoIk .Man TlirowN TrniiHportiitinn Company lnto Court. NEW YORK, December 8.?As the result of a Federal sult agalnel the company, brought by George I'. Itttel nui, of Norfoik, Va., Judge Ward, in the Unlted States Clrcult Court here, to-day appolnted Joseph II. Choate, Jr., recel'ver for the Now York anel Albany Transportatlon Compuny. Tho company durlng tho season just closed oparated tha frelght anel paaaenger ste-aniliouts Saratuga and Frank .lones between New _ork atid Albany. The appolntment of the recelver was asked for the protectton and preservatlon of the property of the company, whlch B, W. Barleiw, tho prealdent, in the papera lileel admlts is insolvent. George P. Hudson owns $166,000 out of tho company's total capital stock of $-50,000, and more than half of the $200,000 bonds lssued. IIo also has clatms Hggregatlng $10,000 for money loaned and advanced,' He charges ln hls sult that tho company had lssued promissory notes, now long past due, and has no funds with which to pay thom. It also had defaultad interest on its bonds. tlie complalnant charges. Tho line's earnlngs last year wero $03,000, thu complalnant states, and the operating expenses $S5,ooo. The total number of pasaengors carrled by the two boats was ."io.ouu. EIGHT INDICTMENTS Nlght IllelcrN Must Au-w??r for Murder of Hnnklu. fnion CITY, TENN., December 8.-^ Elght Indictments, charglng alleged members ot' the night rlder band ot j Reel Foot Lake with murder in tlie j flrst degree, were returned hy a, grand jury late to-day. the- indictments al k'glng that the elght men named had j a part In tho actudl piitting to death i of Captaln Quentin Rtiiikin at 'Wiiliiut Log on tho night of October ISth. All of tho men Indlcted to-day are under arrest, and thelr cases will be j ealleel for trlal io-inorrow. Tlie de? fense, Ii.iwi-v.m-, will doubtless get n NOT CAST DOWN Governor .lohu.sein _.xnrcsacs Miieliiii; Fuiili lu Oeiuuvrqey, WASHINGTON. D >'.. December S.? "I elo not thlnk tho leaders of tho Devri poratlo party are east down by defeai und if they are> rlght, as I thiiilc thej aro, they will wln ovontually." Thus Governor John A. Jolinaan, ai Mlnues'ota, exprosjes in nn lutorview hls abidlng faith in Democracy, "I thlnk tlu> Democratio party is li a lu-tti-i- poslt.lon tluin II vv?s before tht campaign opened. i am. of courae, mi ulile- to say what oaused, the resuli ti h-> wha| H was, Mr, Bryan was mue-i tnlsundorstootl and wus purposely mis i-epreaented: there was iui-k of orgun laatlon tn the Democratio party and i unity of organlzatlon ln the Republlcan The-ti it |a always ao mueli eaalejr to the party I" puwe-i- to u-iu." Wlll . Iti- lletlfvcd. WASHINGTON, i', 0? December 8 T'ie> Thlrd Company, Coaal Artiller: i'oi-i,.-, v. in i>,- relioVfid fium eiutv a l-'on Moultrie, s C. ;Nt<i wlil proceei aimui December 15, iBQarrnr i-',.n inni Ulelli, N. V,, -for st.itlun. Itent Mervire to I'ullfiirntii. alilii-tnii-,Suna>'t llout,-. ' Tour's l|l_u_' li-.._,. I44A. UtClCM, --0 _. _I-1U _l SOUTH IS? II EREftT FUTUBE Ambassador Bryce Sees Door . of Opportunity Open and New Spirit Prevailing. HE IS ATTRACTION OF DAY'S MEETING Famous Men Speak at Southern Commerciat Congress, Lauding Dixie-Land's Resources and Enterprise?Dr. E. A, Alderrtian One of Speakers. WASHINGTON, D. C, December 8, ?Expresslng tho convlctlott. that a great futuro la about 14 dnwn upon tho South, James Bryce, the Brltlsh ambassador, to-day re? celved a notable receptlon from tha delegates lu attendanco upon tha Southern Commerclal Congress, follow? lng n speech. In whlch he declared that he is a well-wlshor o? tho South. The ambassador was tho centro ot attractlon, although hln vislt was uti expected, Mr. Bryce came into tha hall almply as a apectator, but the au dlence soon notcd hls presenco, and Immedlately shouta of "Speech!" "Speeah!" illlod the nlr, and he was cotnpolled to yleld to the deslre of tha congress. "Slnce 1 came here eighteen montha ago." said Mr. Bryce, ''I havo twlce vtsited tho South. 1 can hardly ex presa to you the contrast betwoon what I personally wltnesacd twenty-seveh years ngo and the present condition*. Wherever I have been In the South I have been struck by the slgns of ac? tivlty. progrcsn and development. I see the land belng brought more and more into cultlvation; more and inoro belng done for agricultural methods. I saw the resources of your aoll; of coal and iron belng brought to llght, and r saw a new spirit ln tho South whlch deslres to make educatlonal progrcss comrriensurate wlth materlal dcvclop ment. . Knormntix Dlrrlctiltlcs. The ambassador polnted out thf? enormous dlfflcultles with whlch th* South haa had to contend slnce thu Otvl. war. "Now, liowever." he coiy tlnued, "there is a great door open before you. and as one of the well wiaheri of th South, who belleves in lta greatiios as a flourlshlng and Irri porta.nl pait c.f the country. I ventur* fo eongratnlnte you on what Is belng dolng and to aay that still greater prospects are before you." The afternoon session was presided over by .lu.lge George Hllyer, a mem b? :? of the Georgla State Kniiroad Com mlaslori, who, in a brlef address. r? vlowed the work of that body tn deal Ihg with the tranaportatlon companles. The prlnclpal speakers were William .)'. Ollver. of Knoxvlllc, Tenn.; Clarenre 11. Poe. editor of the ProgresMvo Ear mer, Raleigh. N. C,, and Dr. J. A Bonsteel, of the Unlted States Bureau of Sofla, Mr. Bonsteel revlewed the work Whlch has been done by the bureau of solls in the way of invcstlgatlons i'n the South. The speaker declared that the Sou?h ls a regton of almost boundless agri? cultural opportunlty. and cxpresscd'tho bellel ihai the braina and enterpricfa of these flfteen Southern States wlll not noglect ao great nn opportunlty. II' predicted that tho'next cenaua will ahow thal the annual value of the farm products of tho South will double what It now is, which will be in excoss of $2.000,000,000. WiToug Iiiipresaton. Prellminary to the convenlng of tha mornlng session. Grosvenor Dawe, sec? retary of the Comercial Club, of Mont gornory, Ala.. called attentlon of tha wrong Impresslon whlch has galned considerable headway ln foreign coun? trles, iiotably in Europe, regardlng th,3 health condltions ln the Southern States. Declarlng that ln Northeastern Europe and the Brltlsh tal6'a ihe lmnii grant niaps have black and yellow aplotches over what are called the Southern Statea, the ldea belng thal certaln Southprn States ari. infected with yellow fever and therefore un fltted for n placo of residence, Mr. Dawe said thls Impresston is unjust to the South. He therefore advocated tho carrylng on of an activo propo ganda in foreign countrles to make the South bctter tinderstood lu this re? spect. Edwln C. Eckel, of Washlngton. P. C, who was to have dellvered an ad? dress on "Iron Industry of the South," was unable to bo present, and hls paper was road by John H. Flnney, sec? retary of the Appalachian Korcstry Commlsslon. Charles Hall Davla, presldent of tha Petersburg. Va.. Chamber of Commerce, presided over tho mornlng session. l>. A. Tompkins, of Charlotte. N. C, followed ln an address on "Cotton Monopoly and Cotton Manufactu.re." Mr. Tompklns'a declaration that the Southern people have been slow ' to chango tU?? ir vlewa which aurrounded condltions that slavery made tuot wlth a cordial receptlon. "They have >?ot to come to a new Hot of colidltloiis surrounded by new inst Itutions." ho added. Mile ?-iiiha Spenka. Dr. E. A. Alderman, of tha Unlver? slty of Virglnla, apoke on "Present and Prospectlvo Educatlonal Progress." Dr. Alderman guve the South credU for havlng umde great strldea in rn? large xalary, ind I..>0" liutead pres? ldent of Washlngton CtMIege ,<t a ?;jl uiy'-ji Jl.iuti -j. yuar." lu Ui.n jxkmq