Newspaper Page Text
hta TIMEB FOTJNDBD 1189.
PHB DISPATCH FOUNDED 1868. WHOLE NUMBER 17,760. RIOHMOND, VA., MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 19(39. THI3 WBATimn TO-TJAY?Clondy. PRICE TWO CENTS. iEriiiicii.il MAKE HOT FIGHT Will Do Their Best to Elect - Their Nominee Next Year. TO TAKE ADVANTAGE ' OF LIQUOR QUESTION pvery Mistakc Made by the Dcmocrats Will Be Used in l' Campaign, Plans for Which j Are Now Being Made, Politician Talks Very Ihtercstingly. Tlmeo-Dlspatch Bureau. Wa-hlngton, D. C, January 3. THE Kepubllcants. under the lcauer shlp of Representatlve fjlemp, chalrman ol the .StatoKxeoutlve Commlttce, aro golng to make a dea porate effort to carry Virglnia next fail. Althougli thoy are dlvided on tho liquor question?tho most Interest 1iij< question beforo tho people ot tho tilato at thls tlme?they cxpeet to pront liy tho troubles that lo.al conte?ta betwoen "wot*'* and. "dryn" maku. as in North Carollna, tho rcsults of the prohibition clectlons wlll provc detrl mantali lt only tomporary, to the doml fcant party. Voters may not have tlio courage. In the face of preachers, women - and chlldren who appeal to them at thc? polla, to voto against prohibition, but they wlll carry a club at futuro elec tlons for partlsans who led ln the flght. buch was the <.a.e ln the Elghth and Tenth Congresslonal Distrlcta in tnc November election In tlio Tarheel Stute. l'rohlbltlonlstn, Itepublicans and Dcmo? crats declared that liquor was not a party issue, but tho party ln power Ja sufforlng for what wa> eccora Jillshed. Froflt by I.lquor I'Jglit-. I n Roanoke, whero tho drys won by ? ? tnall majorlty, thc Democratic or ganlzatlon, which ls uupopular wlth ono factlon of the party, waa opposed by tho forcoK of tho Republlcan.. the pr_>h|bltlonI.t_ and tho "outs." The larnels sald in cv.ry town whero a wct and dry election ls held. Liquor contestfl aro accompanled by blt'torness, und the bad feellng ctigon tl'jred does not f.oon pass away. Tlie Virglnia Itepublicans reallz. Ihlf. and are prepartng to try to proflt by it. Thoy look upon Judge Willlara llodges Mann, of Nottoway, as th* bemocratlc or_ran!zation candldaTe. and tlioso of tho minorlty party who travel tlits way do not hesltate to say thls, except that they use tho word ,"ma chine" instead of "organlzatlon." They belicvo that State Chalrman Ellyson, benator Martin and Governor Swanson wlll support hlm. Judge Mann has torced the flght against liquor, which, they say. wlll be the great lssue ln the I'omocratlc primary. They Have _Vo Record. tt has been several years stnee tho Rt-publlcans of thc State consldered .btate issues. Some tlme next summor. most likely August. they wlll hold their convention and adopt a plat form. They have no record on tho liquor question. Last fail. ln hls cam? paign for Congress, Mr. Slemp declared that he was opposed to havlng whlskey phipped from one community to an * echcr; he went that far and no furtner. Therefore It will bo Interestlng to .know what stand thc party wlll take on the paramount issue. The North ^'arollna Republicans straddled at their 'last Stata convention. Some of the names mentioned ln con jnection wlth the Republlcan nomlna ?tlon for Governor are-those of Roy K. Cabell, postmaster at Rlchmond; L. P. JKuVnmers. revenue collector at Ablng ,don; John C. Nfoo'l, of Lee county, and lAlvah H. Martin, of Portsmouth. / "What do you thlnk of your >_hanceB?" I asked an enthuslastie Re ipubllcan vlsltor yesterday. ' "They are flne," sald he, "and we jire golng to make a hard flght. The Democratic majorlty in November was but 80,000. The negro has been ellm inated, and along wlth hlm thousands of good whlte persons, who are dln franchlsed by the poll tax requlrement. J. should say that more than 115,000 whites and blacks wero deprived of tho ballot by the constitutlonal amend Tient adopted a few years ago." ?\Vhnt Tliey Count Oa. "The Democrats cannot cry 'negro' *t you any more?" "No. It ls whlto man against white nian, and our gAins ln tho last 'elec? tion were very encouraglng." "What are to be tho Issues thls iyear?" "We' have several very llve Issues, among them liquor, a poll tax absurd Ity, a school book problem, and^a de ' mand for a board of equall.ation of taxatlon. We thlnk we have better proposltlons than the Democrats on theso questlons. "The poll tax roqulrement ls maklng votes for us every day.' If one would vote ho must have pald hls poll tax bIx months in advaneo threo yoars oonseeutlvely. Many of our best busi? ness men forgot to do thls, and hence nre dlsquallfledfor reglstratlon. Thls we would romedy. It works hardshlps en all classes, especlally the poor. Wo belleve that every ono should pay a poll tax, but wo would change the law ?nd not dlsfranehlse any one. "The school book question Is a burn Ing one ln my sectlon of the State. Every county has its books, nnd if a porson moves from one to the other ?e may have to lay astde all old bookn and buy new onos at conslderabl. co.t. There should bo some State-wlda -ya tem. "There lt an absolute nocen-tty for ?. board to oquallze the taxes. Other States havo such boards, and wo should Jiave or.e." . "What about prohibition?" "Wo nre not all agreed on thnt. Most of our people favor local option, They would let oach community sottle tlie saloon queotlon for itself. Othors are for prohibition., Tlie Demoerats gro taokllng thls and may settle lt Jioforo we got to it." . There was a cunnlng twinklo in hls '*' __,j_.__-Uaued on sf-tuPogoOi , MAY RETAfN MEYER Preaent PoNttniinicr-Gencral May Be Pfext Sncrptsry of Trensnry. AUGUSTA, OA? Jununry 3.?Unlted States^ Senator Henry Cabot Lodge left to-day for Washington. In dlscusslng hla visit to-nlght, Mr. Taft salci that besldes glvlng hlm a general Idca of tho. probnblo organtzatlon of the fjan ate comnilttoes after March 4th, Mr. I.odgo iimi strongly urged tho rotentton In the Taft Cablnet of Postmaster Oonoral Mcyor. Whlle no partloular portfollo for Mr. Meyer was mentloned, It Is undnrstood thnt If ho ls retalned It will be elther as Secretary of the Navy or1 Secretary of tho Treasury. with the Navy Dopartment* the mbst likely. i The Blrmingham, Ala., delegatlon, which got here yesterday and obtnlned the promlse of a visit to thelr clty from the Presldent-eleet. went away clated to-nlght In thelr sucoess In In ducing Frank II. Hftchcock to go wlth them for/a visit of a day in Blrming? ham. Mr. riltchcock wlll roturn here from Blrmingham bdforO Senator Knox arrlves. The Senator Is expected Wed nesday. Henry W. Tafti wlll play golf with the Presldent-olect lo-morrow morn? lng and roturn to Now York ln the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Taft attend - cd mornlng services to-day at the Church of the Good Shepherd, at Somcr vllle, and drovo In their automobile to Grovctown, about flffeen miles dls tant, thls afternoon. Edltor J. C. Homphlll, of Charleston, S. C? has an appolntmont wlth Mr. Taft to-morrow. Judge Taft declded to-day that In vlew of hls engagements and the worK necessary for hlm to do before sall Ing for Panama that It will be ImpoK slblc for hlm to go to Now York Janu? ary 7th to attetid the raass meetlng ln ald of the suffcrers ln Italy. He made this* declslon known to the commltteo of arrangemento ln New Tork by tcle graph. John D. Rockefeller, whose custom It has been for several years to spend some tlme at the Bon Alr Hotol, haa engagod rooms there for January 7th. GOMPERS SPEAKS Bcllevfp rrlnrlplc for Which He May Suffcr Wlll Finally Trlumpb. NEW YORK, January 3.?At a meet? lng to-day of the Central Federated Union thero was read a letter fron. iiamuel GomperH, In which the presi? dent of tho Federation of Labor com ments for the first tlme on the prlson sent'enccs imposed upon John Mltchell, Frank Morrlson and hlmself for al leged contempt of court- Mr. Oom pers's letter was ln part as follows: "I belleve I am right In saylng that tho great mass of th. liberty lovlng Amerlcan people are wlth John Mltch? ell. Frank Morrlson and me at thla cruclal tlme in tho efforts wo hav* made and are maklng to malntaln the prlnciple of justieo and right and the constltutlonal guaranty of the freedon, of specch and of the press. "Begardles* of personal results. we are confldent that the prlnciple for which we contend?and for which we may suffer?wlll bo restored, maln talncd and pcrmanently gruaranteed t_ all our people,/the workers Sncluded. Ternporary Inconvenience or sufforlng of any one or of a few men 1b of icsser Importance than the establishment of equal justlce to all tho people of our rcpubllc." Adopt Reaolutlona. SCRANTON, PA, January 3.?The Central Labor Unlon. representing 75, 000 workmen, to-day adopted resolu tlons anent the declslon of Justlce Wrlght .protesUng against tho proposed Imprlsonment of Gompers, Morrlson and Mltchell, and appealing to President Roosevelt to use hls office ,"tb maln? taln the integrity of the Constltutlon." ' WITHHOLDS NAMES , Man As*nmlti-d aad Tlirnal Cut, Yot I'rulrrtn (lia ANsallant*. THOMASVIDLE, GA. January 3-?B. F. Akrldgc, who lives at Gale City. Oa., near here, was found thls morn? lng near Thomasvllle wlth hls throat cut from ear to ear and wlth numer ous brulses on hls body. He wlll prob ably recover. Akrldge says that he left Thomas? vllle Saturday afternoon to walk to hls home, and that at Ochlochnee River ho was met by a crowd of men from hls own neighborhood, who attacked hlm and inflicted the Injurles which he bears. ' He says that some held hlm and othors of the crowd covered hlm wlth rlfles whlle one man cut his throat. He refused to glve the naroes of hls assailauts. THOUSANDS MOURN Walk Miles Tbrough Snow aad Ice to Attend Funeral. CRONSTADT, January 3.?The body of Father John, of Cronstadt, was transferred to-day to Saint Andrew's Cathedral through streets lined wlth mourners. At the funeral service. and during the perlod when the body lay.ln stato thero were scenes of liysterical grlef among the thousands of the dead priest's followers, numbers o? wliom> unable to afford slelghs, had walked flve mlles over the ice from Oranlon daum and walted for ten hours in the cold to attend tho service. D1ED OF RABIES Young I.ady Oontrncted Dlaeaae From Horae ia Pecullnr Msnaer. MOULTON, ALA., January S.?Mlss Ruby>Green, daughter of a well-known' farmer livlng near Newburg, dled yos terday afternoon from hydrophobla contraeted ln an unusual manner. A mad dog recently blt a horse owned by Mr. Green, father of the young woman. The horse later went mad, and was shot. Mlss Green had a slight abraslon on her left wrlst, and in somo manner this beeame in feoted whlle she was around the horse. STILL BURNING Cargo of Steamer Texaa Rnlncd, Sblp Wlll Be Snved. SAVANNAH, GA.. January 3.?The flre ln the hold of the steamer Texas that put Into the Savannah River Frl? day mornlng, leavlng her course from Nor.Qlk to Havana, is stlll burnlng in the vessel's cargo. It Is now apparont that the vessel wlll be saved. though she ls already badly damaged by tha flre. Most of the cargo ln her after hold is a dead loss. Tho flre wlll probably bo ehttrely out to-morrow. ,i i _ -I. ll.cllne* Call. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 3.? Rev. Dr, Weston Bruner, pastor of the Fifth Baptlst Churoh of thls city, an nouneed to-day that "he had declded to dacllne the call' of the First Baptlst Churoh of Durham, N, C. Senator Scott lleturu*. 'NEW YORIC, January 3.?Sonator nnd Mrs. Nfithan B. Scott, of West Virglnia, were passangers oh the steamer Bor mudtau, whioh arrlve dto-day from Bor J?ttaa, J IT SHZ EinilH Complete Long Lap Two Ahead of the Schedule. Days LOOK SMART AND TRIM AS ON NAVAL REVIEW Passage Through the Canal Will Be the Sevcrest Test It Has Ever Had?Christmas Day Spent in Merry Making. Provisions for Messina. SUEZ. January 3.?The United State Atlantlc battleahip fleet, complet Ingr two days ahead of schpdulc the next to tlie longest run of lts world-glrdllng crulse, arrived herothln morning from Colornbo, a dlstanco ol 3,110 knpt.s, frotn whlch place tho fleet iiullcd on December 20th. Tho Ioas ol a Hcaman from the battleshlp Illinois, who fell overboard and waa drowned, an prevloiialy reported, wus tho onlj accldent to mar the voyage from Co lombo. The Illinois remalned on tlie scene to search for the sallor, and ia a llttle behlnd tho fleet. Desplte thelr long trlp, tho warshlpa looked as smart and trlm aa thouKh turned out for a naval revlew. When tho ghlps had come to anchor, the Egyptlan and canal authorlties went aboard tho flagahlp Connectlcut and welcomed Rear-Admlral Sperry. H? regretted that he was compelled to curtall hls stay in Egypt, and spoke of the Australaslan vlult of the fleet aa a special feature b'f tho trlp. . It had been expected that a repre aentatlve offlcer would vlslt Cairo and be preaented to tho Khedlve on the annlveraary of hla accesBlon to the throne on January Sth. The converted cruiser Yankton en tered the canal thls afternoon, and the HUpply shlp Culgoa probably will pasa ln to-nlght. The formar has a num? ber of doctora aboard and*. the latter a. largo supply of provisions and stores. Both wlll go to Messlna at full spoed. Coal nt I'orf Sald. All arrangements were made by wire, less for the shlps of tiie Jleet to pass through tho canal afe qulckly as possl blo and to coal at Fort Sald, where ?J5.000 tons are atorcd. At Port Baltl the crews wlll coal tho battleshlp3 with all poeslble speed, so as to.be ln a po? aitlon to go quickly to Messlna lf it ls--flnally detcrralned- to- send tliem there. New Year's Day was passcd by tho mon of the floet in a continuous round of fun. There wero athletlc contestt. boxing and foot racliur, culmlnat|n_ In the c\-entng in a grand ontertain inent on board the flagshlp Connectl? cut The news of the dlsaster In South? ern. Italy was recelved wlth profound sorrow by offlcers and men. In reply to a messagc from tho Navy Depart? ment, Rear-Admlral Sperry sala that he had supplles avallable for dlstrlbu tlon to tho Itailan earthquake suffer ers. aa follows: Beverages, 50,000 gallona; bread, 690,000 pounds; coreals, 80,000 pounds, frults, 90,000 pounds; fresh meat, 90, 000 pounds; other meat, 100,000 pounds; vegetables, canncd, 80,000 pounds; mllk, 50,000 g-allons, and numerous other Items. Te*t for Canal. The Amerlcan fleet ls the most pow erful over to pasa through the Suez Canal, and wlll glve a now test of the capaclty of the great artlflclal water route. Great Brltaln often has sent strong squadrons to the East along thls road, but none has been moro than one-ha'lf as large as the Amerlcan fleet. A member of the etaff of the lntellt genco offlce of the Brltish Admiralty called attentlon some weeks ago, when war in the Balkans was under dlscus slon, that the Unlted States would have a force irf the Eastern Mediter ranean in January holding tho balance of power in the event of naval Europe being dlvidod. The passage of the canal Is regarded as a safe one even for 16,000 ton ves sels, such as the Connectlcut class, whlch vhll be tha heavlest flghtlng 6hips that ever have gone through. Tho canal, whlch oflglnally proylded for vossels of draughta of twenty-four feet seven Inches, has been deepened to Bomewhat more than twenty-right feet. Vessels of the Connectlcut class requiro twenty-slx feot nino Inches. AVhen tha preannt plans are exeuutcd the canal wlll have thlrty-one feet depth over a floor of 120 feet. The wldth la ample. The Dewey 'dry-dock, 135 feet wlde, got through wlth only two foet ln breadth to" spare at ono bad spot. The Dewey was the wldest oraft ever taken through the canal, and the Connectlcut classes wlll be a precedent so far as draught ls con qcrned.. Leavo to go through the Suez Canal wlll cost the Unlted States govern? ment, wlth quarantlne and othor Jutles not far from $160,000. > .Tho regular tolls are $1.17 per ton. The Suez Canal Company rate.of dlvl? dend on 140,000,000 capltal has been from 24 to 28 per cent for a number of years. "BLUE LAWS" Theatre Mann_-era Complaln ot Thelr - ISuforcement ln New York, , NEW YORK, January 3.?In pursu lance of thelr polloy of cloaely watchlng the character of. aots presented at Sunday porfarmances ln the vaudovtllc houses, tho pollco to-day arreated aev eral performerB at tho so-called "Sun? day ooncerts." At Hammerateln's Vlo torla Theatra four men were taken Into ou6tody following thelr presentatton cl a schoolroom skotch ln whloh the ac tors were said to havo been made up aa teacher and pupils. The nutlng man (vger of the theatre, Aaron Keaaler,was also arrested. At the Thalla . Theatre two aotresses charged wlth slngliig ln coatumo wero arrested, ' Tho Theatre Managera* Protootlvo As aoolatlon made publlc to-nlght rosolu tlons coinplalning of the actlon of the initliorltles ln lnterferlng wlth ? per formancos last Sunday, The anforce ment of what are terrnad "bluo laws" >#?'# JU'tfUiUd. tt_;tln? _' ABOUSH FEE SYSTEM .'rcnuury (imclulN ItncoiiimrtHl ll.-ink KtmiiiIiici'h II~ I'nl on Snliirv llnsln. . WASHINGTON. l>. C. .tenuary 3.? Natlonal bank examlnors wlll bo pttr upon a snlarv or per dleiu aml expenso basis and tho present feo system wlll be nbollsheil If reoottlmemlhtlomi mndo by 8ec?otnry Cortelyou, Comptroller Murray nnd Deputy Comptroiior Kstne, of tho Trensury Department, aro car rled Into cffcct. Mcmbers oC thc Nu llonul Monetary Commlsslon, who wlll tt-ansmlt the suggostlons to Congfes-!' for enactmeiit Into law, belleve that tho ? proposltlon wlll nioet wlth favor, Under tlie foe Hystem, tho comp? troller does not dlrect the rotttes of tho cxaminers, Accordlng to Deputy Comptroller Kanc, any baiik on tlio llm of a certain cxamlner may locate hlm at any tlmo on the'route and antlcl pato nbout whon Ho will roach that bank for cxamlnatlon. Under a per dlem basls, It Is tho theory that nn cxamlner wlll vary tho order of hls exarnlnation so that lt wlll be imposHlblo for a bank to know when to oxpect a visit from hlni. Placcd under a salary basls. lt ls bo lleved also that the tendenoy to super llclallty in examinatlons wlll bo ro moved in lnrge part. Desplto the Increased cost to tho banks under the chango suggosted, a great many banks have recommended lt. Doputy Comptroller Kano sald thero were some advuntagps to be de rived from.changlng an e.raminor from ono sectlon of the counW'y. to another, but that he belleved they would be outweighed by-the dlsadvantages. "It takes nn examiner somo littl.: tlnic to get u thorough kn.wledge of tho papor that. ho handles," sald Mr. Kane. "He beeomes acqualnted wlth the Ilnancial recponsibillty of the bor rowers anil tho sccurltlos. On tho other hand, sometjrnes where an ex sinlner, b.causd of hls long stay In one district, become- too well acifualnt ed wlth thi- bankers ho takes too much for gninted." The tncnibers of the Monetary Com? mlsslon recognlzo Ibe pced of law* which v,'ill cnable the Treastiry Dn, purtment to deal wlth vlolatlons ot law where the infraction ls InsufTi clc-nt to wurrant the ciosing of thc Instltutlon. Secrotary Cortelyou has suggostcd Intermedlate pcnalties. UNIFQRM MEASURES Flve New England State I.pgislaturen Are to Enact Saine Laws., BOSTON, MASS.. January 3?It ls anticlpated that the comlng sesslon of the Leglslatures of flve New England States?Malne, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massaohusetts and Conneo ticut?will bo partlcularly Interestinfe. this year, as the Incomlng Governors ln each State wlll recommend untform leglslatlon ln tho matter of forestry, flsherles and .automoblles. . All flvo Leglslaturcs wlll conveno during tho comlng week, and flve new Governors wlll be lnaugurated. The most important matters to come before the Malne Leglalaturo aro ox pocted to be thoso of taxatlon and va? rlous phases of tho prohibltory law. The blll for dlrect uominatlon at tho State primarles Is espected to be tho leadlng Issuo before the Mas.acliusotts Lcgislaturo thi. yoar. Many umenil ments wlll bo offered to tho present liquor law, and the labor leaders wili probably ask for plcketiiig _ind ant? fnjunctfdn "bllls. Tho most important measures upon which the Rhodo Island Asscmbly wlll be asked to act aro tho election or judges, tho blll providing for tho re apportlonment of the State. the grant ing of the veto power to the Governor and that of givtng tho cities and towns the rlght to , vote annually on th. llcensu question. Tho blll for the elec? tion of Unlted States Senators by a dlrect vote will also be taken up. FOREGONEC0NCLUSI0N Secretary Root Wlll Be Klccted Senator From New York. ALBANY. N. Y.. January 3.?Among the advanco guard of legislators who have arrlved for tho openlng, sesslon of tho Leglslature on next Wednesday, the subject of .a sucoessor to Unlted States Senator Thomas C. Platt appears to be attractlug but littlc att.ntlon. That Ellhu Root, Secretary of State ln President Roosevelt's Cablnet, wlll be vlrtually the unanimous cholco of the Republlcan committeo when it meets to name a candldate, has been taken for granted ever slnce Timothy L. Woodruff. chalrman of the Republlcan State Committee, announced hls wtth drawal from the race ln Mr. Root's favor. Tho Democratic nominatlon for the senatorshlp is an empty honor,'because of tho oyerwhelmlng Republlcan ma? jorlty Ih both houses/ , Senatorlal cauouses will be called, lt ls expected, for the evenlng'of Jan? uary 18th, and on the following day both houses will formally oonvene. SHOOTS HIMSELF Wenlthy Man, Fcarlng Increa?e_l IU - Healtb, Coimnlta Sulclde. AMERICUS, GA., January 3.?Colonel Joseph C. Roney, for twelve years post master here, shot hlmself through the braln wlth a pistol early thls mornlng. dylng, as hls wlfe. who heard the shot reached hls bedslde. Illness and tho fear of'Increased bad health is belleved to have cauaed hl. act. He was one of the wealthjest men here. He was a brother of former Judgo Henry C. Roney, of Augusta, Ga? and was born there. WHIRLWIND CAMPAIGN Tolnlo Wlll ltnlse !|300,000 ln Flfteen Days for Y. M. C. A. nnd Ho.pltul. TOLEDO, OHIO, January 3.?To ralso a fund of $300,000 In flfteen days Is tho purpose bf a whirlwlnd cdmpalgn whioh will begin' hero Monday mornlng. The money wlll bo dlvlded between the To ledo Hospltal and the local branch oi the Young Men's Chrlstian Assoclatlon, tho lattor instltutlon to recelve two thirds of tho money secured. Ono hun dred promlnent buslnoss men composo ten teams which wlll canvaBs tho clty. SCAFF0LD C0LLAPSED Flfteen Workmen PreclpHnled 30 Feet. One Kllled, Many Hurt. CLEVELAND,, OHIO, January 8.?By acollapse of a scaffold ta the Central ;jblast furnaco here to-nlght, flfteen >\ Itallan workmen were thrown to tho ground, Ono man was Iwllod, and tho othora serlously Injured, somo probably fatally. Tho men were thirty feet ln the alr migagod ln tearlng down a brlok ehlm ney. ..-?.. ... ' ?.?i-? ?. American Hur Ananelntlon. NEW ORLEAN3, LA? January 3,? Tho executivo committeo ef tho Amerl? can Bar Assoclatlon wlll meet ln New Orleans on Thursday. Tho prinoipal bu'sinosa of tho meetlng wlll bo tho flxlng of tho tlme nnd place of tha next annual meetlng of thn tisaonU.tfon, A number of eoelal nffalro havo beon planned ln honor of the visitlng mom? bers, several of whom havo already ar ^rlved hert, , IEIIIJTDI1ILU President of Honduras Finds Himself in a Four Cornered Fight. GUATEMALASUPPLIES MEN AND MUNITIONS Nicaragua Marching Troops from tlie Frontier, and Salvador Is Furnishing Her Quota?Wash i ington Hears of Troublc and the Dubuquc Is Dispatchcd. NEW ORLEANS, LA? January 3.? Tho Tlnies Democrat publlshcs to-day a story baacd on roports recelved from Central Amerlca, whlch are to thls effect: "Nlcaruguu Is inarchlng troops from the frontier into the vlclnlty of Cholutrca, Honduras, to overthow the governmnt of Mlguel Davilla, Presi? dent of Honduras. It Is roportod that tlie Nlcaraguan, Dr. Arrlaa. has recent? ly recelved almost $40,000 In army supplles, medlclnes, etc., shlpped by secret agents of Zelaya ln thls city, and that all prcparatlons aro bolng made for a long campalgn. 'The lnformants of the Tlmea Democrat stated that It waa genorally understood tliat tho revolutlon waa a four-cornered k-ffalr, wlth tho Hon duran marcontents attacktng the Zelaya forces, backed by supplles and men from Salvador. It ls also alleged that the Guatemalan. government had supplled men_and arma." The consular repreaentatlvea ln New Orleans of tho governments concerned deny any knowledge of the movemont reported. Washlngton Wntcbea Slluatlon. WA8HINGTON. D. C, January 3.? Reports of expedltlonary movements ln Central Amerlca have led to a closo watch of tho sltuatlon by the Wash? lngton government, and, actlng under orders from the Navy Department. at the request of becretary Root, tho gun boat Dubuquo to-day salled from Ha vnna for Blueflelds. The Dubuque wlll touch at Key West for supplles. Her presence In tho nelghborhood of Nlcaraguan terrltory will have a reassurlng offect If any trouble occurs In that sectlon. At tho State Depart? ment to-day it was stated that there were no frcsh advices from Central Amerlca. Senor Corea, the Nlcaraguan mihi3 ter, sald to-nlght that there mlght be Koine frlctlon, but that he dld not be llevc there was any revolutionary movement formlng. Both Asslstant Secretary of Stato Bacon and Secretary of the Navy Nuw berry later to-nlght stated that the orderlng of the Dubuquo to Blueflelds was for the purpose of patrolllng the coast. The commander ot tho Dubuque will look into conditions there. MAY HAVE MEASLES Juror In Night HIder Canea Ia Suddenly Tnken Very 111. UNION CITY, TENN., January 3.?J. .7. Rossen, ono of the jurors engaged in the trials of tho oight alleged night . rlders. charged wlth tho murder of Cap ' talu Quentin Rankln, was taken sud ' denly IU this afternoon and unless ho ls very much Improved by morning the i trials wlll havo to. be postponed untll his recovery. County Health Offlcer M. A. Blanton was called, and he belleves that Rossen ts develqplng measles. A postponement at thls tlme would be most unfortunate, as lt was expocted that tho rebuttal wlll be completed to morrow morning, and that tho argu ment wlll begln ln tho afternoon. The State has one more trump card to play beforo lt flnally rests. Joe Hogg, father of Hlrsohel Hogg, confessed night Tlder. one of the State'a wltnesses for the defense, tostlfled that hls son has sworn falsely; thafhe was at home on tho night of the murder and dld not leave untll the next morning (Tuesday), when he took a load of cotton to Troy. The Stato wlll Introduce the cotton re? ceipts of the Farmers" Unlon Ware hotise, showing that lt was dellvered there on Wednesday Instead of Tuesday, and thus contradlctlng the testlmony glven by George Hogg, and corroborat lng Mrs. Wad Morrls's confeaslon of yesterday. HID FOR FIVE WEEKS Slaycr of Poat-Offlcc Inapector Cap tured lu Home of Frlcad. JACKSON, MISS.. January 8.?Wllllam Sorsby, who shot and kllled Post-Offlce Tnspector Charles Fltzgerald, at Clln ton. Mlsa., Septembei 29th last, was captured near the scene of the kllling to-day. Sorsby was found ln the attic of the home of a frlond, where he states he has been In hldlng for flve weeks, and offered no reslstance. The kllllng of Fltzgorald followed the cheoklng up of tho books of the Cllnton post-offlce, whore Sorsby fiot ed as deputy postmaster, and the flnd I Ing, lt Is stated, of a dlscrepancy of ?750 ln hls nccounts. The amount was paid, and Sorsby la alleged to have on deavored to persuade, the Inspoctor lo mako no report to the Po&t-Offlce De? partment. Thls Fltzgorald refuBOd to do, and was shot and kllled by Sorsby aa he was about to board a traln.on route to hls homo ln thls city. HIS THROAT CUT Boily of Automohlle Denler Found on Street In Birriilngbnni. BIRMINGHAM. ALA? January 3.? Tho body of A. G. Martln, a promlnent local automobllo deaier, was found thla morning at the corner of Bradley Ave? nue and Nlnth Stroet on the eouth slde wlth hls throat cut from our to ear. No cluo has been found as to tha manner ln whlch the crlmo was corn? mltted. FAMILY MATTERS C'nnae Sparka to Klll llimh ln Preaence of Former'a Wlfe, BIRMINGHAM. ADA? January 3_ W. C. Sparlts shot und kllled C A. Bush, a young man, ln a room at tho VIclor Hotel, on Thli'd Avenue, lato thls afternoon. It ls sald that famlly matters wore the oauso of tha shootlng, and that Mra., Sparka wna pr?aont when tho tiaed waa commlttcA NOT TO PASS UNNOTICED Forelgn Mitilafprn to Clilnn f'nnnlilrr DI?mlKmil ot Viiim Shl Knl. PBKING, January 3.?Following the dismlssnl from offlcu yonterdny of Yuan Hhl Kal, grand counclllor atid chlef In qommand of tlio forccs. anil the appolntment of Na Tung as grand counclllor, an odict was Issued to-day appolntlng Liang Ttin Yen to tho po? sitlon thus made vacant on thc for? elgn board. The Brltlsh and Amorlcan mlnlsters at' tho conferenco hol'd last nlght at the Brltlsh lngatlon, reachcd an agrec tnent that the dlsmtssnl of Yuan Sbl Kal should not pass unnotlced. The Amerlcan, Brltlsh, German nnd Japii neso mlnlHtoi-.H met agaln at tho Amerlcan logatlon thls mornlng. Tho minlsters dlsagree on the ques? tion as to whether the welfare ... _ur elgn Interests Is tcehnlcally Involved by tho regent's rocont nctlon, but they agrec that peaco ln emlangorcd. The "representatlves of Great Britaln, the Unlted States and Germany vlew tho regent'n actlons as tantamount to an affront to the powers on account of Yuan Shl Kal's positlon abroad, he bo? ing recognlzocl as tho medlum of falr and equable treatment toward the nn tlons. The court's actlon of a fortnlght ago In tncreastng tho palace troops and forblddlng the ontrance to tho palace, even of tho highest oftlclals; wlthout passes was tnken nn an Indlcatlon at that tlmo of the alarm felt In court clrcles, nnd It Is now belleved that thero was fear also of an antl-dynastl. plot. To-day tho government Intl mated lts Intentlon of maklng public the Impeachment, glving detalls of Yunn Rhl Kal's alleged Intrlgue, upon which hls dlsmlssal was bascd. The forelgn mlnlsters agree that Ypan Shl Kal's restoratlon Isimpos slble, and that tho actlon of tho gov? ernment In cllmlnatlng hlm from offl clftt positlon cannot be recalled.' Llang Tun Yen's appolntment thls afternoon only serves to lncreaso the feellng.of pesslmlsm at the legatlons, as Yuan Shl Kal exerclsed an authorlty wlth the vlceroys and governors which' was hls alone. and which the forelgn board, no matter what lts composltlon, can? not now retain. Yuan Shl Kal must leavo Peklng wlthln four or flve days, but nothlng Is known Of hls plans. Consternatlon among the Chineae surpasses that felt by the forelgn resldents. Many of the supportera of tho former vlccroy are panlc-strtcken. . Mnkea Encape. Yuan Shl Kal, the doposed' grand councllor, has succeeded ln maklng nln escape out of Pekln. He ls now In Tlen Tsln. under tha protectlon of Great Britaln. Arrangoments had been ' mado for Yuan Shi Kal's departure for Halnm by way of thc Hankow Rallway. Hls prlvato car was waltlng at the station early thls mornlng. PLAN IS APPROVED Prcaldent Cnlla Conferenee to nlscu-u Cnr.- of Dcpcnilent ( lillilrro. WASHINGTON. D. C. January 3.? Spontaneous ,? and universal approval has been accbrded'the riioverneht" Initl ated by President Roosevelt recently ln calllng a conferenco to meot In tho natlonal capital on January 25th and 2$th to discuss tho problem of carlng for the dependent chlldren of tho country. Letters and telegrams from promlnont men and women ln all parts of the country, expresslng tlielr deep interest In thls Important problem, have been recelved here. Thc ProBldcnt has scrtt James E. West, of thls clty, secretary of tho Natlonal Rescue League, ,to Now York City as a member of a committeo to learn the names of men and womou who are thoroughly conversant wlth the caro of dopendent chlldren, and who are to bo invited to the confer? enee. It Is expected that President Roosevelt wlll announce the official llsts In a few days. Every phase of the problem of how best to deal wlth thls class of chlldren will bo consldered. Ono of tho most Important themes will be tho advlsa bllity of ostabllshlng a Natlonal Chil? dren's Bureau. one whose objects shall be tho collecyon and dissemlnation of accurato Informatlon in rcgurd to chlld-carlng work and needs of chll? dren. The deslrablllty of establishlug a permanont organlzatlon to carry on a propaganda wlll be dlscussed, wlth a vlew to securing better. laws.^better organlzations of chlld-carlng agen? cles, better methods of relief and ald to chlldren. MORE DETAILS Mra.FIo-.nc- Erb Is Ut Go an thc Stand Agaln To-Dny. MEDIA, PA., January 3.?The trlal of Mrs. Florenoo Erb and hor slster, Mrs.Catherlne M Beisel, for tho mur der of the fprmer's husband, Captain J. Clayton Erb, on October 6th. wlll bo resumed hore to-morrow mornlng, when it ls expected that moro detalls wlll be added to the story of the Erb family troubles that led up to the tragedy. Mrs. Erb. whose story of the treat? ment she recelved at the hands of her husband was tho foaturo of yester day's proceedlngs, wlll go on the wlt ness stand to-morrow whon court opns. District Attorney Mcbado, who did not spare her In examlnatlon on Saturday, wlll continue to qulzz tho wldow. Mrs. Cntherlno Beisel, tho slster, who shot Captain Erb, and who, It ls contemled, did so In self-defense, wlll follow Mrs. Erb and tell her verslon of the alleged attaek of Captain Erb upon hls wlfe. VICKSBURG DON'T MIND Saloon ou n Dargc Furnl.slien Ui-uIiIn for tbe Thlrsty. VICKSBURG, MISS., January 3.?ln splto of tho State-wldo prohibition law. which went into effeot on January . 1st. Vicksburgors can got all they want to drlnk. Wlthln 150 feet of the clty proo er, on tho Loul&inna sldo of tho Yav.oo Canal, a saloon' has beon opened on a bargo. Patrons have swarmod ncross the narrow canal ln launches and skiffn, the saloon propor furnlshlng freo rldes to tho thlrsty. Sherlff Sevlcr, of Madlson parlsh, Lo,;, has a deputy stutloned on the bargo .to preservo the peaco. DEMAND PERFUME Oklnliomnn C'onvlutx. Tliri-iUrn Mtitiiiy Sliicc r'linrKo.i ii. Jlias Ui'i'imrtl. LKAVENWORTH. KAN.. January 3.? Open rebelllon is threatenetl among tho Oklahoma prisoners at Lunsiiig as a result ot the charges of Mlss Knte Bernard, of Oklahoma, State Suporlu t.nilont of Charlttoa and Correetlono, that tho prisoners wero mlstreated. Last nlght the nrlsonors mutlnled as they were brougnt from tho nilne. und o.\tra guarils wero summonod. Three tlmes tho usual number reported slok to-day, and many insolontly domandvel porfuma and too.th powduis Dutuh Veaael Arrlvea. WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, January 3. ?Tbo.De Rutjtor, one of the four 5,000 ton battleshlpa of <*he Dutch navy, hna ?rrlved here. KING AND QUEE-M RETURN!__ BOME Have Done All Possible in the Districts That Are Laid Waste. ? FEELINGS OF RELIEF AT THEIR DEPARTURE' Guards at Mcssina and Reggio Are Having Difficulty Protcct ing Survivors and Trcasurcs i from Bands of Thieves. Reports of Contimiance of Shocks. Another Violent SHock. ItO.llH, .Inminry 3.?A vlolent pnrtli nlinck, ninntng norlh-nouth ?c.?l nnd riiNt-northeriat, Ifinttng three Meeonda, nnd durlng whlch the Stromholl volciion hounn rruptlon, occttrrcd In Mrnmholl Inltind to-day. The .plicnomcuon waa nccomaa ?alcd liy prolongcU, ilutl ruinl?lln_?. The hoiiaca nii tbc ImIihmI were bml I.'- dHiunged. nnd Ihc ponutace lled (o tbe streets ln pniilis but t?t> on. wa* hurt. Tlie weather Is lntensely cold on Mromboll Island. The iNlnud of Mromlioll la tbe northen?temiiui?it ot the Llpart oroup, whlch Hc about thlrly inllea off the north coast of Slclly. It la almoat clrcular In forni, and on lt la the volcnno Mromboll, whlch haa heen almoat perpetually aetlre for 17,000 yeura. The populntloia of laat Island ln about 2,000. Despltc Ihc stnpcndona ?olcano on the laland, the soll there la ex tremcly fcrtllet nnd some of the flneat wluea ln the Mcdlterranean ure made there. ROM73, January 3.?Havlng done all that.lt was possible to db ln tho districts lald wasto by the earth? quake, tho King and. Queen 6f Italy are returnlng to Romo- They have spent tho last four days among the rulns of Sicily and Calabrla, the Ktifg directlng the work of rescue nnd rellef and tho Queen minlsterlng to the ln? jured. There Is a fc-ling of rolief ln Italy that Their Majesties are comiug home. The Amerlcan ambassador, Lloyd C. Gris'com. has appointed'a committee of Amerlcans, to whlch wlll be intrustcd tho work of utlltzlng tho money from tho Unlted'States to bes*c advantago. Thlcvca Are Loctlu_. Both at Messlna and Begglo tho guards aro havlng dlfllculty in protect ing the survivors and the vast treasuro ln the rulned bulldlng? from bands ot thieves. It ls reported that six Kus sian sailors havo been shot by loot ers at Messlna, und that slxteen crlm Inals have been kllled at the saniu placo withln the last twenty-four hours. Six hundred porsons ongagcu in pillaging have been arrested elnca yostorday. In an cngagement at Beg? glo between the pollcc and bandlts two of the police were kllled. Reports otlll reach hero of tho con tlnuanco of enrth shocks. According to tho reports, new shocks yesterday at Pelluro precipltated tho oiitlro popu lution into tlio sea,. includlng both tlio doad and ltvlng victims ot' tho ilrst qudke. At Kegglo tho. people aro becoming moro calm, und ald to that city ls now being systematlcally forwarded. Mil? ltary zones have . beeu.' -catabllshed, through'out Calabrla. Amcrlcn Uleada ln Alding. The Unlted States is far ahead of other natlons ln the rolief work. To day Ambassador- Grlscom succeeded In tlnding an Austrlan Lloyd steamer of 8,000 tons, capablo of carrylng 1,200. passengers. Ho ' has chartered ? the steamer for two weeks, and lt ia be? lng loaded wlth medical supplles and provisions. This will cost 550,000. It is oxpected that the steamer wlll sall from Clvita Vecehla, about tlfty tnllcs from Rome, on Thursday. lt wlll bo placed: undor the orders of the Itailan governmont. ln uddltiou to supplles. the Amorlcan rolief vessel wlll einburk six doctors and twenty male und fenialo nursee, threo of tho lattor belng Amerlcan glrla from New York, who voluntoercd thelr servlces. Amerlcan - eiiergy has been strongly manlfested In the work of looking to tho rolief of tho oarthquako, sufferera, Ambassador Grlscom and tho members of the commltteo huvo assiimed per? sonal l^csponslbllity for the expenses of the oxpedltlon, relylng upon tho Amerlcan publlc for funds. ? ? Besides tho rolief steamer, ? the Unlted States wlll soou havo the con-. vortod yaoht Scorplon on'. the scene. Tlio Scorplon is expoeted tb reach Mes? slna on Monday, and wlll b& followed withln ,a fow days by tha supply shlps Culgou und*. tho Yankton. from Suez. Tlie latter vesaels will put at tho dls posal of tho authoritlos tho provisioh* nnd medical supplles Intended for th? j Amerlcan ileet qruislng ? around tha world. Dlaniitcli from King. ! Prem!er Glollttt to-day recelved ? ! telegraphlc dispatch from King Vlc j tor ISmmanuel, dated Messlna, sayin_ tliat ho would lea've to-nlght for Romo.; As to condltlons In tho earthquake dla? trlct, the King sald: "To-ilay I visited tlie Calabrlnn coast, south of Regglo. I fouuu Vol laro llterally destroyed, but Molitc aooma to havo been but sllghtly datn aged. ? "lt hns stopped ralning. At Muasina tho munlclpal archlvcs .wero burned. Troops aro arrlvlng. and llttle by llttla order is belng restored and the publlc servlces re-esialTllshod. "As' I have seen the worat damaged potnta-and havo arranged for the work of rescue, and as tho wounded requlr l\? nttentton are dlmluiahlug la nura hers, I shall leavo to-nlght for Rome. With imi, caiiio ailnlstfcr of Marlnt jVltrabollo and ex-Minlster of Publlo tustrui'.tlon Oiiando. "1 agaln rticoiumend' to you th* (solated vlllages on tho Calabrlsn cpast." Mr, Qrlacom, tha Amorlcan ambaatft^