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THB DISPATCH FOUNDBD 1880. WHOLE NTJMBER 17,761. RIOHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1909. THE WUATHEll TO-DAY?ltntn. PRICE TWO CENT& T Sencls Message to Council Urging Inmediate Work on Brokcn Conduit. WILL APPROPRIATE $75,000 AT ONCE Rulcs Suspended, Finance Com? mittee Being Ordcred to Pro yide Necessary Funds to Bring Clear Water to City?Shows What [Rotten Work Cost. SPU-.RED on by an urgent message from Mayor Rlchardson, the Com? mon Councll last night took the first declalve atep to extricate tho clty from the poattion in whlch lt has been placed by the collapse of the ?ettllng< basln flume by lnstructlng the Com? mittee on Water to Becure plans at once and advcrtlso for blds for tho erectlon of a new flume. The Mayor callfl attentlon to the fact that lt haa been more than slx years sinco work waa bcgun In tho clty's sedimentatlon plant, and that not one drop of clear ,-water haa been brought from the sot tllng baaln to the pumps. For thls ?work, now lylng unavallable for lack of a condutt. tho Mayor states that the clty has spent 1479,579.56. on whlch In? terest sinco the pay men ts has already accrued amountlng to $SO,O00. In addltlon to thls tho Mayor de clares that the olly government Is apendlng about $2,000 a month for in? terest and other charges on the set tllng basln -wlthout any beneflt what ever untll an avallable conduit has been completed. Ab a result of the posltlve stand taken by Mayor Itlchardaon the Coun? cll departed. from Its regular order and took up the report of the Com? mitteo on Water lmmedlately after readlng the message aendlng to the Flnanee Committee a resoiutlon pro vldlng for aun approprlatlon of $75,000 So bulld a flume, and dlrectlng the Committee on "Water to aecure detalled plans and call for blds for lts erectlon. The -Inyor'n 'Icn.age, The message of Mayor Rlchardson ln full ls as follows: "I de-ire to urge the Clty Councll to construct lmmedlately a proper flume or conduit through which the water to be Biorr.i ln the .ettllng basln may bo brought to the pumps und supptled to the resldenta ot the city. "It haa -??:<-;, more than slx years Eince work on th_ settllug basln was bt-gun, and nearly two yeara slnce R was completed and pald for. "On May 8, 1900, a contract' was awarded to the Crouse Constructlon Comp-ny t-vbulld a concrete reinforced conduit. The contractor agreed to cumpleto this conduit accordlng to the plans and epeciflcatlons wlthln slx months from that date, but after tho explratlon of moro than two years thls work haa not been done. "Tho contract prlce was $54,700, and lt ls shuwn that, Includlng aaiarles to englneers and Inspectors,, the clty has pald out S64,164.80 on. account of thls conduit. "And now, after thls la_.se of tlme and large expendlturo of money, It has been demoustrated that the conduit ls uttorly worthless for the purpose for ?which lt was intended. What It Un- Cost. "The city has already pald out for the settltng basln and conduit thc Bum of $479,679.56, on whlch Interest U> January 1, 1909, has accrued amount? lng to $80,800, and must pay nearly $2,000 for Interest and other charges every month hereafter untll the coin pletlon of the conduit -wlthout any beneflt whatever. "Thla ls the condition that confronts the Clty Councll. A conthiued wasto of the peoplo'fl money would bo lnex cusable. "I know that a speclal committee irom the Clty Council Is InvestlgatlnB the matter -wlth a vlew to fixlng the blame for thls condition of affairs, and I wlll not antlclpato the report of that committee by any crltlclsm at thls tlme. Thls Investlgatlon should bo full and lmparUal, and tho Councll should aot ln the matter promptly, flrmly and sololy for tbe best Interest of the ?clty. "But It Is not necessary to awalt the report of that committee before ?prooeedlng to construct a proper conduit Tlme has been lost and money wasted, but efforts to flx the blame wlll-not Improve present condl? tlons. The Clty Councll should aot, and ?ot prompUy. "I am informod that the. Committee ?n Water of the Clty Councll has thtB mattor now under oonslderatlon ana lias taken some aotlon on the subjeot. I would not have tho committee or the Counell act haBttly or unadvisedly, but the,health of our people, the flnanclal Interests of the clty and many othor conaldoratlons of public good dottiand that there Bhould' be no unnecessary delay ln the matter. '* ilnn-lie to Attctn_|t,Pa-e_-vrork. "If neoesaary there should be daily meetlngs of the Committee on Water Untll a plan can bo agreed upon and tbe contract awarded, and special meet tngs of tho Clty Councll should be held, nnd everythtng posslble should bo done to expedlto tlie work aud completo tho conduit in a proper.manner. "In vle wof the large suins of money ?xpended for the .ettllng basln I ain convlnced that lt would be unwlse to attempt to patoh up the present con? duit or to construct one of a tempo rary charaoter, or to experlment on the subject, Should the' conduit breafc at any tlme after lt has been in use, the clty would be compelled to fail back upon lts present water supply, and ln that case lt ls probable that tho ?water of the canal would be so pollutod because of neglect aa to imperll' tho lives of our cltlzens, "Of the feasiblllty of constructlng an ?fflclont and durabla conduit wlthln a -hort tlme, there can be no doubt. The Clty Council should face the situti Uon and aot upqn thls business propo? sltlon ln ti busihttSH-Hlto way, and as ?oon aa pvactlcablo construct a durable conduit of Bufflcien,t capaclty to glve to our patient and Iong.aut|fclng peoplo (Contlaued. on Secoj -"f%?e.). ? ", , ?"??.? m; j HAINS TELLS STORY nplntrn Inclrtcnt- of Kllllner of AnnU Wlth Drntnntlc Inflectlons. FI.UfMlNO. N. Y., January 4.?Taktng the wltnoss stand In his own detonsc, Thorntoii Jenklna Halns for over four hotirH to-dny rclated wlth a wealth oC' dctall tho ?tory ot thc shooting of Wll-i lliun E. Annls,- aml of the conjugalj troublcs of Captain Peter C. Halns, Jr., that, counset asscrts, caused tho men-' tal tinbalnnclrg of tho army offlcer and led lo tho kllllng' of the publlsher on slght. When oourt adjournod to-nlght Ilalna's dlrect exainlnntlon had not been conoluued, and ho wlll likely Ui on tho witnens stand all day to-morrow. Thornton Halns told hls story in fenap ny, crlsp sentences that fell from hls lips aa soon as hls counsel had com? pleted au Interrogatlon. He showed no slgna of nervousness, and at tlmes during the trlal lllustrated?hls brother's ??xpresslons' and appearance ? when speaklng of hls wlfe's conduct with dramatlc Inflectlon of voice and faclal expresslon. Ulilu't Know Hrotlipr Wa? Armetl. Tho defendant declared that when he went to Bayslde to look at real es? tate on August l.ltli he had no lden that hls brother was armed. and that he did not know that Annls was at tho yacht club. He told the Jury that all the shots had been llred by Captain Halna before he rushed to the float to protect hls brother from John Ton ning, the boatman. and the club mem? bers, whom, he sald, ho thought would harm the captain. Thornton Halns denled that he polnt od a revolver at Mrs. Annls. Thn defendant stated that he Had no ldea how many shots Captain Halns had flred, and whon Charles Roberts, a club member, plcked the revolver up alid the mu__le of the weapor, pointed at him, he drew hls own gun and told Roberts not to ehoot. District Attorney Darrln said hc would probably take all day to-mor? row to cross-examlno the defendant, DrmrtlM*, tlu* Kllllnj,. After he hud brought hls story up to thc day of tho kllllng und the scenc at tho.yacht club dock, Halns sald: "I heard Blrchfield call out. 'How do you do Mrs. Atinlsr und I asked hlm If the womnn was the wlfe of "Wllllam E Annls, atid he sald she was. Then I asked If Annis was around. and Mr. Blrchfield pointed out Mr. Annls's boat. "I was astonished, and I turned to niy brother, atid sald: 'Pete. Jesherson ls not here; let's go home.* The cap taln's face was pale, and he made no answer, and I repeated the words to him. ' "I put my arm on his to lead hlm away, paying: 'Come, I'm golng home.' I turned back. and supposed he would follow mo. I had got on* ten or flfteen feet, and, not hearlng hlm comlng, I turned around. I could not see hlm. and then I went to the head of the runway. When I got there I.heard a rapld llre of shots/' "I saw my brother rlse up from the float, and I starte'd down the runway. Naturally. I supposed |t was Annls; I saw a sallor rush up and lilt hlm on the shoulder, causlng hlm to drop the revolvor. Only Hrotected Brother. "I saw Roberts plck up the revolver, and whlle I don't say ho airaed lt at me, tho muzzle was pointed in my dlrectlon, and I pulled my revolver and rushed in front of my brother, saylng: 'Don't you ahoot He's my brother. Got an ofllcer.' There was a great deal of confuslon?people rushlng back and forth screaratng and crying. Thero ?was a rlot. I waved my gun and -houted several tlmes for the crowd to get back. I did not polnt my gun at any one except Roberts. I did not Intond to shoot any one; I only Intend ed to protect my brother. .There was much confuslon. yMen*"'_w_re' ilnd shouted: 'Get a ropo! Lynch hlm!' "A club member asked me to glve up my gun, and I told hlm I would do so, but I was afrald some one would hurt my brother. I asked lf they had called an offlcer, and one of the members sald they had. I then broke my gun, putting thc cartridges ln my pocket and paascd over the weapon." To several club members, the defend? ant testlfled, he said he was very sorry for what had ocourred and to Roberts he sald: ~_ ? . "J have probably saved your llfe. * "You sald that when you reached the dock the revolver had been knocked from your brother's hand," sald. Justlco Crane. - ? . "What did you mean when you said to Roberts: 'I have saved your life?"' "Well, he was a crazy man, and I dldn't know whether he had other re volvera wlth hl mor not. I dldn't know he had any revolver wlth hlm. untll I eaw lt after the ehootlng."* Adjournment was taken untll to-mor? row mornlng. _ _?'???? ALL ARE INDICTED IMtt?burg Councllmcn and BanUers Will He Glven Speedy Trlala. PITTSBURG, PA, January 4.?The seven Councllmen accused of acceptlng brlbes and consplrlng to secure bribes and the two former bankers accuaed of glving bribes, all of whom were ar? rested two weeks ago to-nlght upon complalnt of the Voters' League were Indlcted late to-day by a grand Jury impaneled this mornlng. True bllls were found as follows: T. O. Atklnson, Select Counc'lman, bribery and acceptlng bribes. Wllllam Brand, President of Clommon Councll, bribery and acceptlng bribes and consplracy. John F. Kleln, Common Counollman, bribery and acceptlng bribes and con? splracy, Joseph C. Wasson, Common Counoll? man, bribery and acceptlng bribes and conspiracy. Jacob Soffel, Common Councllman, bribery antl acceptlng bribes. W. H. Molaney, Common Counollman, bribery and acceptlng bribes. Hugh Ferguson, Common Councllman, bribery and acceptlng.bribes. W. "W. Ramsey, former president of German Natlonal Bank, offerlng and givihg bribes. I ' A. A Vllsaek, former cashier of 3ame bank, offerlng and glving bribes". All of aecused gavo bond soon aftor thelr arrest, and these bonds wlll stand until tho court hoarlng. Thero is "overy indlcatlon that those hearlngs wlll bo held almost lmmedlately. WAITED FOR BULLETS Trouble Over l**_uiilly Matter Caused x PIn.o. lJuol la,,Street. COLUMBUS. GA., January 4.?Dr, S. J". Wylle shot hls brother-in-law, Thomas'Dudley. here to-day when the men met ln the heart of the business district. The wounded man states that ho and the physlcian were at. outs over a'-fam ily matter, and had agreed to settle thelr diflloultles in a duel wlth plstols, He states he was present at the ren dezvous on tlme, but that hls brother ln-law *dld not show up. As the men met to-day Dudley sald: "Dowle, how about that angage tnent?" Dr. Wylle then shot blm, Dudley'a wound is not consldored fatal, the bul let strlklng near hls hlp. The physlolart's plstol snapped twloe before lt was cUscharged, whlle.Dudley stood ooolly waltlng for the bullets. - i .. Critlcl-ea Ariuy Vo-t. - WASHINGTON. D. C, January/ 4.?In approvlng- the sentenee ,of dlemlssal Imposed by oourt-martlal ln tho oase of First Lleutenant Wllllam W. Bal lard, Jr? Coast Artillery'Corps, the President .took occaslon to crltlclso tho achnlnlBtration of, affairs at Fort Wadsworth, where' the derellc H fi-__U..|fV IELIEF MEASURE PASStOja^HURRV Congress Appropriates $800, 000, in Quick Order, for Aid of Sufferers. BILLAPPLAUDEDAS IT PASSES THE HOUSE First Rccommcndation of Presi? dent Was for Half Million, but Message Arrived in Time, Asking for More, and It Was Givcn Unani mously. WASHWGTON, D. C, January 4.? Bountltul provtaion- for the earthquake aufferers of Italy was made by Congres8 to-day', .and that, too, by unanlmoua vote. In the Houae there was ' vlgoroua handclapplng as the. blll, carrylng the approprlatlon; waa sent on lts' way. The munlflcent aum of $800,000 was granted almost inimedlately after the reception In both housos of a message from tho Prealdent, calllng attentlon to tho calamlty and the preasing need for eld for the 8trlcken of a alater nation. Tho Pre?ldenfs algnaturo -waa not afflxed to the blll to-nlght, as it dld not reach hlm, nelther the Vlce-Presl dent nor the Speaker havlng slgned lt yet. The House had adjourned. and Speaker Canhon had left , the >Capltol before the Senate paased the meaaure. President Roosevelt wlll slgn the blll, making lt effective, 'when lt reachea hlm, whloh probably wlll be to-morrow. Only the fact that the national legla lature was adjourned for the uaual holiday recess -when the earthquake occurred prevented earller actlon, al though by the Presldent's dlrectlon. and wlth eonfidence of congresslonal approval, supplles aboard the naval ahlps Celtlc and Culgoa Intended for. the battleahip fleet, were dlverted and ordered dellvered as qulckly as thelr apeed capaclty could tako them to the scene of aufferlng and want i Governnient Ia Generous. No such generoua help ever -waa ex tended to a atrlcken people by thls government before. The leglslators, anticlpating the Presldent's meaaage, ana fllled wlth a sympathetlc deslre to lend thelr votes to any propoaltlon whlch would bring rellef, were early In thelr aeats and prepared to take Immedlate actlon. Confldent that the further contrlbu? tlons of the Amerlcan publlc will jua tlCy Ita asaumptlon of responslblllty ln authorlzlng Ambassador.Grlscom, at Rome, to charter and load wlth sup? plles a rellef vessel, and also to trann port refugees, the Amerlcan National Red Crosa advanced the nece8aary means wherewith to meet tho suggea tlon of the ambassador and hls com? mittee of Americans in Rome. Over $330,000 has been collected through the Red Crosa alone, of -whlch $60,000 rep resents the advance referrea to. one half of whlch tho Chrlstlan Herald has agreed to ra'.se. 'Because of the bellef of the prlme mlnister of Italy. expressed In a mea? aage tb-day, ln responso to a cable gram from the President to Ambassa? dor Grlscom, transmltted last Saturday, that the Amerlcan fleet of battleships will arrlve at the scene of dlsaster too late to be of great asslstance, confer ences aro belng held wlth the view to rearranglng thelr sailing program es pecially as it has been dotcrmlned'that the fleet's, vlslt to the aeveral Italian ports, where preparationa wero making for Ita approprlate reception, would be ill-tlmed under the present clrcum atances. Amount In Ralsed. Preslden.t Roosevelt ln a mesaage to CongTees to-day asked for a dlrect approprlatlon of $500,000. At the conference at the White Houae last hlght, attended by Speaker Cannon, $500,000 was agreed upon aa the amount whloh should bo appro prlated. Ten minutes beforo the House convened tha Speaker recelved a let? ter from the Whlte House suggeating that the amount bo incrcased to $800, 000. Before any actlon could be taken by tho committee on appropriations the Houso waa in reoelpt of. the Presl? dent's message on the subje'et. At the hurrled meetlng of the committee in front of the Speaker's desk the $500, 000 the committee had placed ln Its measure was Inoreased to conform with the PreaidenCa later recommenuation. Presldent's Mcsangc, The Presldent's meaaage follows: "To tho Senate and House of Hepre sentatives: "The appalllng calamlty whloh haa befallen the people of Italy la follow? ed by dlstress and sufferlng throughout a wlde reglon among many thousands Who have eacaped wlth lifo, but whose shelter and food and means of llvlng are deatroyed. The ordlnary machlnery for supplylng the jwanta of civllized uoiumunltlea la, paralyzed, and an ex coptlonal emergency exlsta whlch de mands that tho obligatlona of hu manlty ahall regard no ltrntt of na? tional lines. '. "The immedlate debt of clvlllzatlon to Italy; The warm and atoadfast frtendship between that country and our own; tho affectlon for thelr natlve land felt by great numbers of good Amerlcan cltlzens who are lm,mlgrant3 from Italy; the abundance wlth whlch God has blessed us ln our aafety; all these prompt us to Immedlate and ef? fective rellef. "Prlvate generoslty ia respondlng nobly to the demand by contrlbutlons through the safe and efflclont channels of the Amerlcan Red Cross Soclety. "Confldent of your approval, I have ordered the government supply shlps Celtlo and Culgoa to the acene of dia tress, where, upon receivlng the au? thorlty whloh I now aak from you, thoy wlll be able to dlspense food, clothlng and other supplles wlth whloh they are* laden to the value of about $1(00,000, Tho Celtlc has already salled ahd the Culgoa ls at Port Sald. Elght vessels of tho roturnlng battleahip fleet are already undor ordors for Itailan waters and that government has been asked lf thelr servlce can be useful. "I recommend that the Congress ap ^Contlpued. on Second F.age.X MADE HER A COWARD Jlm. Krb'n Jllory of Kllllnn Ia Orr-nll} Htrnnglhencil by Tivillmnny, MBDJA, PA., January ?.?The drn matlc denlal of Mra.?M. Klorence Mr! that aho particlpated ln tlio kllllng ol hor huabund; tho repctltlon and car rolioratlon of atoriea whlt/h aho told ol bruLal treatment aecorded her by thi niurdered man, and tlui tes'tlmony 01 Mrs. Catherlne; Belaol. tho *-eir-confess ed alaycr of hor brolhoi-ln-law, au t< tho famlly dlffarendes wnlch led up tc the shootlng, mark.id . the procoedlng: ln th? trlal hore to-day of tho two wo men charged wlth the murder of Cap? taln J. Cluyton Erb on Octobor 6th. Centrlng hla attack upon Iho wldow'i account of the eventa on tlio tilght o. the tragedy, Dlatrlct Attorney MacDadi faced the wltneas and demanded: "Mra. Erb, you aro charged here wltl tho murder of your' husband. Do yoi fully reallzo that?" , The wltnesa leancd forward In hei chalr wlth apparcnt ca'ltiuicss and re plied: "I fully reallze it." Briiliilli.v Mnde Her a Covrnrrt. Wlth gro.wlng cmphasls, the wltnes.' declared alie had ln no wny asslstet Mrs. Belsel ln the kllllng of her hus? band, and that she was not an actua party to tho murder. That sho had permltt^d her slster tr battle slnglo-handed wlth her angrj husband, the witness declared, -vraa due to tho.fact that ahe Wastifrald of hlm? that ahe had been made a coward bj hla abusc. Effort was made to wrlng from tlu witness admlsslons that she had aa aoclated wlth aeveral men and thui they had visited her-,home durlng tlu absence of Captaln Erb, but tho efforti of the Dlatrlct Attorney met wlth llttli auccftas. The wltpeaa- was permlttci to leave the atand after tho Distrlci AtUirney, In a tone ot wltherlng snr caHni, asked: "And ao you lost- youi nervo?you, a Bkilled . fox-hunter anr horse woman?you lost !yo"r nerve foi once?" Unaffected by,. hls lojss?.- Mra Erb calmly roplled: "I^'dld." Following tho accuiied wldow :as a witness Mra. Ellzabeth Grey, a house keeper at Red Gableaj Sarah Hogan a maid; Blanche Dlckerson, a coloret aervant; Emma .TackSot'i, a xvaltreaa and other servanta were ralled to cor roborato Mra. Erb's atorlea of bruta: treatment at the handa of her husband and much was brought out tc atreitgthen her story. Mra. Ilelael on .Stand. ' Mrs. Catharlnc Beisrl went on the wltneas 8tand late in - the afternoon and began a recltal of the famlly trou bles and quarrela that led up to the ahootlng of Captaln Erb. She declarec that the murdered man.was gullty ol extFeme brutallty, and thai he let hlf anger fall upon elthor her or Mrs. Ert It they ventured to oppose or crltlclzt hlm. Once, Mrs. Belsel sald, when 8h? asked Captaln Erb why he dld nol wtrnt her to vlalt her slater, he replied "I don't want any beggars arounc her." When Mrs. Erb remonstratec wlth hlm for giving vent to such ut terancea, he. ran at her and choked hei almost Into Insenslblllty. The witness was stlll on the stani' when court adjourned. She wlll re aume the atory of the tragedy to morrow morning. DECUNES TO REVIEW Supreme Court Wtll Not Cooaldrr Re cord iu $29,000,000 Fine (???. WASHINGTON, D. C. January 4. The 529,000,000 fine case of the Stand ard Oll Company wlll not b? revlewec by the Supreme Court of the Unltee States. Thia decision of the court wai announced by Chlef Justice Fuller to day. .. - ""?: The case came to the court on thi fovernment's petltlon, asklng the cour or a writ of certiorarl to order ui the. record ln the case for a revlew o, the declalon of the Unlted States Cir cuit Court of Appeals for the seventl clrcuit. by whlch Judge Landts's origi? nal declalon, Imposlng a fine of $20, 000,000 agalnat the Standard Oll Com panv for acceptlng rebatea from. thi rallroad companles. was reversed. In the Supreme Court the case turn ed largely upon the right of tho cour to Interfere, ln view of the fact tha the case had been paased upon by thi Court of Appeals, the government con tendlng for such privllege aB a rlght whlle lt Waa urged ln behalf of the ol company that the procedents were al against auch a proceeding. The actlon of the court conslsted li tho announcement that tho govern ment's petltlon would not be granted The effect of thla announcement will b< to leave Btandlng the declalon of tlu Court of Appeals, which waa adverst to ihe governnient and favorablo ti the company. The court's announce? ment of tho result of Its decision no to entertain tho caso was the bares formallty. No reasons whatever wen glven. The Chlef Justice slmply an nounced ln ao many worda that thi petltlon for certiorarl waa denied. Under thia rullng the case will nov go back to Judgo Dandls's court for i new trlal in accordance with the deel sion of tho Court of Appeals. PEOPLE PROTEST Forefleclug Alma, Object lo Kemoval o Fnthrr Jolm's Body. ST. PETERSBURG, January 4.?Th body of Father John, of Cronstadt, wh' dled two daya ago, waa transporte. through the streets of tho capltal thi afternoon to the monaatory of Sl John, where lt wlll bo Interred to morrow. Tho event waa marked wltl Bco'nes of rellglous devotlon approach ing mania. Mourners from tpo com mon folk llned up along tlie route o march, whilo atllled throngs waltei hours, ankle dcep ln sluah, for the paa sage of the proceasion. Both men an. woraen, then Btruggled wlth tho pollc tor a chanco to klss tho robes of tlv omciating prlest. The people of Cronstadt, fpreseolni the ultlmate canonlzatlon of Fathe John and a harveat of alma from pll grlms at hla burlal shrlne^ protesto. against th'o lnterment at St. Petera burg, and rulsed an outcry about th cathedral beforo the removal of th body to tho capltal. NERVOUS DEPRESSION Cnuaett Mlclilgnu FInaucler io Shoo Iliiuaelf Through tbc Head. DBTROIT, MICH., January A.?Henr: C, Potter, Jr., vlce-proaldent oC tlv People's Stato Bank of thls city, for mer secretary of trensury of tho Pen Marquette Rallroad, and a promlnon flgure ln flnanclal clrcle8 ot Mlohigan cornmltted auiclde to-day in the bath room of hla residenco by shootlng hlm self through the head. . He had bepn sufl'erlng from nervou depresslon .for a number of weeks. DAVID DUNLOP INJURED Petersburg Mau Ttrown From Automu blle Avoldlnar Aucldcnt. SAVANNAH, GA., January 4.?Davl Dunlop, mllllonatre horaeman and to baooo manufaoturer, of Peteraburg,' Va was lnjured to-nlght when hjs tourln. car was wrecked by hls chauffeur wh ohoso that metliod of proventlng a coi llslon wlth another car drivon by Mr; J, N, Knlght,wlfe of a. local physlclar Both oars wero movlng at hlgh spoet Dunlop's oar to.ro away a portlon o the guards on Mrs, Knlght's machlm so narrow wus the escjipe. ? Dunlop, wlth George Van Goosbecl and M. L. Lynch. two frlonda, wor hurled from tho wreck. Dunlop struol on hla face and was budly scarred, tau la ?ot Mrlouslx hurt Mr. Taft Knew the Reason for the Solid South in 1906. STATED CLEARLY IN ?GREENSBOROSPEECH Repuhlican Party in South Repre scnts Factional Chasc for,Fed-' cral Offices, and Dcmocrats Will Not Support Such Leaders?Champ Clark on Situation. Tlmes-DIspatch Bureau, Washington, D. C, January 4. MR. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT'S - talk of convertlng the South to Republlcantsm has become a joke. It is well known that certain prlnclples of the dominant party ap peal to'many Southerners, and that thousands who voted for Bryan ln No? vember praycd for tho election of Taft, and therefore Mr. Taft cannot see why tho South contlnues solld whon lt comes to votlng. The evidence given before the Ways and Means Committee shows thnt certain sectlons ot Dixle are in I'.ne wlth the Republleans for a pro tcctlve tarlff. Several of the Southern States, 'especlally North Carollna and Georgia, are leanlng toward the Re? publlcan camp, but voters Incllned that way fcar to make the step lest thoy get In company they could not stand Several years ago a lot of well-to-do business men of Charlotte organlzed a Republlfcan club and prepared to make a vlgorous campaign for recrults, but before they had achleved anythlng they beeame dlsgusted with tho local party leaders and qult. Mr. Taft hlt tho bull's-eye and rang tho bell ln a speech dellvered In Greensboro ln 1906. He struck from thc shoulder and caused a stll- In the Republican camp, but recently he scems to havo had a lapso of memory, and does not understand why Demo crats who are tlred of their party do not tumble hcadlong Into the Republl? can camp. If he wlll stop and thlnk ha wlll see. Leader Clark to Hls Party. Mr. Champ Clark, of Missourl, as leader of the mlnorlty of the House, has a great opportunity to help hls party. Hls flght for tarlff revlslon wlll be watched by the world. Yester? day I asked Mr. Clark to glve. me an Inter-vlew to encourage the same tlred Democrats that Mr. Taft 1b blddlng for, and I got the following: "Whlle I anc not anxlous to aeo my name ln prlnt, ordlnary courtesy demands a falr and squaro answer. "When asked by a reportor concern lng the causes of hls own defeat foi Governor and Taft's trlumph ln Mis? sourl last summer, my brllllant Demo? cratic friend, Hon. Wllllam Strothet Cowherd, of Kansas Clty, declared: 'Inter alla! Politlcal post-mortems are not pleasant*?a great truth tersely state d. "We-recelved a bloody licklng ln November, No. 4 in a new serles, but nevertheless, Mr. Bryan polled a large? ly Increased vote. and, notwlthstandlng much language to the contrary, I be? lleve that ho j?Mled as many votes a* any othe_* candldate -would havo done It ls perhaps true that some othei candldate would have recelved a goo. many votes that Bryan dltl not get, but the chances are that whlle dolng that he would have lost as many whlct: were east for Bryan?probably more for it ls .purbllnd folly in any at tempted analysls of the situation tc Ignore the patent and potent fact that Bryan had a largor personal following than any presldentlal candldate evei had save Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, James G. Blalne and Theodoro Roose? velt. "The feellng whlch the Bryan devo tees have for hlm ls not restrlcted tc admiratlon of any sort or dogree, but, added to intense admiratlon, ls deep personal affectlon, such as the Old Guard entertalned for Napoleon and thc Army of Northern Virglnia had foi General Robert E. Lee. __Ycn three defeats have not kllled or chllled that love. So It must bo ooneluded that Bryan - Is stlll a force to bo reckoned wlth. Some Galns Mtnlc. "The truth ls that In tho last cam? paign wo rocelved body blows only ln North Carollna and Missourl. T_Iso whera we made galns; in some States substantlai galns. We galned on the wholo twenty-odd representatlves lr Congress, and flve Governors and one Unlted States Senator. Wo eloctod n majorlty of hold-over State Senators lr Indlana, Ohlo, Nebraska, Colorado, Mon tana, Nevada and Missourl, who wli! partlclpate ln tho election of Unlted Slates Senators to sucoeod Republleans In 1911. Besldes all thnt, wo elected a multltudo of county and inunlclpal ofll? cers, all of whlch strengthens the party vastly for future contests. "It seems to me that if wo put up _ hard, earneat flght for revlslon of thc tarlff to a revenue basls and to oui npproprlatlons to the needs of tho gov? ernment economically and effectlvely tidniinlstered, wo will capturo thc Houso in 1910 nnd bqth tho House anc prosldency, wlth large galns ln thc Senato ln 1913. All tho loose talk about tho Democratic party belng perma nently done for ls utter nonsense. Its prlnclples constltute the foundatlon ol our free lnstltutlons. It wlll .llve sc long as the republlc survlves, It gave tho country slxty years of tho bosl government the world ever _aw, and l.< desttned to glvo lt many moro." T-reparlugr for Changes. Mr, Clark is very hopeful. He doei not fear any break In tho South. Sojno of tho South Is cqnaldered dou'btful, and the Republleans aro golng to mako desperote efforts to make thal portlon oafe for them. There ls dam ger of a Republlcan break ln the West The* progresslve or_rndlcal Republlcan* of tho Northweat may-not stand ln llnt much' longor. Suoh men as Senator LaFollette, ol Wlsconsln, are on tho ragged edgo. Thoreforo tha-Republleans are prepar ~~"CC_"nTln_e4""i_rFourlh71?__t;e4 ~ TABLES TURKED .lohii I). Iloekercller, ,Ir? Knc.M Ihe Crlmliinl Olinrce ol Perjury. NEW YORK, January 4.?-Tho nctlon for crlmliinl llbel brought on complalnt of John D. Rockofellor, Jr., against S. S. Cnrvalho, Brudford Merrlil nnd K, H. Clark, offlcei'H ot tho Star Publlshlng Company, which publlshotr tho New York ^Amerlcan, was hogun to-day ln tho Centre Street Pollco Court beforo Mngistrato Moss. Mr. Rockefellor tes tltlecl that tho artlclo ln the Amorlcan ln whlch he was accused of havlng causcd a system of peonngo tobe adopt ed by a cortaln breakfast food com? pany of Chlcago, was false ln evory partlciilnr. Ho had not set foot In Chlcago, he declared, for nearly two years. Cluronce J, Sheafri, attorney for tbe defendants, submltted a retrattlon prlnted on the day following tho pub Ucatlon of tho original story. ns evi? dence that tho llbel had not boen com mltted wlth maliclous intent. Mr. Shearn Lhen eross-examined tho wltness and socurcd from hlm an ad mlsslon/thut whilo ho had sworn lt> hls original complalnt that he "knew of hls own personal knowleclge" that the defendants were officers of tho Star Publlshlng Company, that knowledge had ln reality been based slmply "upon lnforrnation and belief," Mr. Shearn contended that thls con stltuted perjury on - the part of Mr. Rockefeller, nnd promptly applied for a warrant for hls ' arreat on that charge. Assistant District Attorney Garvan protested vigorously against the charge belng taken scrtously, but Mr. Shearn lnslsted and Maglstrate Moss took the matter uudor advlsement. The question of maliclous Intent was also left for future adjudicatlon next Monday. SHIPPED TO NEW YORK Two- Vlrgluln Boyn Have irnnl Timc i Flndlng Tliclr Parentn. PHII_ADBLPIIIA. January ^.?Shlp? ped from town to town ln an effort to reach thelr parents In New York. Geo. nnd Harry Young, fourteen arid slxteon yeara old, respectlvely.' of Roanoke, Va., lanclod ln thls clty last nlght stranded. The boys' father ls a prcssman. Sev? eral weeks ago he got a positlon In Now York. Lenvlng Roanoke wlth hls wlfe, he pald a week's board for hin cona there, and said he would send for them as soon as he was aettled ln New York. At the explratlon of the week tho lads wero wlthout funds, and their board was due agaln. Turned out, they aopealed to the Mayor of Roa? noke. He got them transportatlon to Hagerstown, Md.. and ofllclals at that place moved them on to Harrlsburg, and through tho same means they reached here. The boys called at the ?Clty Hall last nlght. told thelr story and got lodging for the nlght. They do not know thelr parents* ad? dress In New York, but furnlshed Ser geant Harry Clayton wlth the ad dresses of relatlves ln Brooklyn and Great Neck, L. I. Telegrams wero sent to both places, telllng ot the boys' plight. ^ _ PRIEST ELOPES Dlssppears Wlth 17-Ycar-Old Glrl, Wrltcs Back They're Marrled. NEWARK, N. J., January 4.?Rev. Filomena -Slanl, asalBtant priest at St Roccos Roman Catholic Church, this city, and Julia Lesta, seventeen years old, dlsappeared simultaneously laat Thursday", and to-day the glrl's father retfelved a letter from the priest atat ing that they had been marrled lh New York, and would not be heard from agaln. Rev. Father, Slanl had, beon a curato ln the church for two years. He had heard confesslons and offered. the sac rlflce of'the mass daily. He had heard many tlmes the confesslons of tho glrl wlth whom he eloped,***and had called frequently at her homo. Rev. James Zuccorell, rector of the church, sald to-day he would take steps to have the eloplng priest unfrockod. Bishop O'Conno'r has been notlficiU 4* VERY INTOXICATING Georgia "Near Beer" Should Be Redaeed In Alcohoi. ATLANTA, GA., January 4.?That At lanta's near beer saloons sell decldedly lntpxlcatlng drinks is the substance of the annual report to-day of City Re corder Broyles. "The most serlous obstacle," he says, "to temperanco generally ln Atlanta ls the so-called near bcor saloon. Many of these places dispense regular lager beer to thelr customers, whom they can trust." . He recommends that the I.egislatura amenfl the law by maklng lt unlawful to selL any boveridge containing moro than ohe-lralf of 1 per cent. of alcohoi. OPPOSE NOMINATION AInbnuin Dclegalton Protv-tM Agntuxt lluudiuy for Fcdcrnl Judge, WASHINGTON, D.% C, January 4.? Tho Presldont recelved a delegatlon to-day* from the Blrmingham (Ala.) bar, Introduced by Representative Un derwood, protestlng against tho nomi nation of Oscar R. Hundley as judge of tho Northern District of Alabama. Tho delegatlon requests the wlth drawal of tho nomlnatlon of Mr. Hund? ley, and lf they fail in that will carry tholr flght to tho Senate, thoy assert. Judge Hundley's nomination has beon before tho Senate for about twenty months, but has not yet beon cou flrmod. FOUR MEN DROWNED SehooneV Strtkc- Submcrgcd Wreclc nt Scu?Two Aro Suvecl. MYSTIC. CONN., January 4.?The Gilbert Transportatlon Co.'s schoonor Myra W. Speers oapslzed flfteen mllos off Cape Cod on tho nlght of December 30th, and four' men of the prow were drownod, Captain Eilsha F. Rogers and ono' man were taken off by a fl-hlng schooner. Tho Speers, loaded wlth rallroad tlos from Now J.ondon to Boston. struck a submergod wreck, and wns overturned. SET FOR TRIAL Cuiie of Cnlhouu, .Ulijgcd 'tfrlsco Brlber, Comes Up January l_tli. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., January 4. Tho trlal of tho case of Patrlok Cal houn, presldont of tho Unlted Rallroad, accused of brlbory ln conneotlon wlth the grantlng of a franchlso to hls com? pany by the Schmit- board of supor vlsors, was to-day set by Juclgo J-iawler for January 13th. Tt Is understood that the aotual trlal wlll then begln. coliTwave'wednesday ijtoriu, Sprenillng Over *Nortltv*e_teru .State-. Wlll Reach Here Then. WASHINGTON, D. C.. January 4.?A cold -wave exceedlhg ln severlty any that has ovorspread-the Northweatorn States thls wlnter, ia.BWeeplug east wtivd. It wlll reaoh tho Atlantlo eoaat and und Hast Uult Statos- during Wednea? day, probably eontlnuing untll the end of the week, acoordlng to n ' speoliU foroctist issued by U_a W.uth.v Bu ..l'-_-U n_-____i__, " i President Puts the Secret Seryice Matter Up to That Body.( CONGRESSMAN TAWNEY , JOINS FAMOUS CLUB' Roosevelt Quotes Chicago News* paper Artide, Written by Speak? er Cannon's Secretary, and Congressional Record for Proof ot What He ' Did Say. ' \ WASHINOTON. D. C, January 4.-3 Uuuaual attention waa paid ia tho Houae of Representatlve* to-day to tho readlng of a message from tho President rcpJylng to a reso lutlon of thut body calling upon hlrn for an explanatlon of the intlmation ln hls annual messago that members of Congrees were afrald to be Investl. gated by tho secret servlce. The gal? Ieriea were packed to tho doors. Tho Presldent's speclflc references to certaln speechea by Messra. Tawney, Mlnnesotn; Smlth. Iowa; Sherley, Kdn tucky, and Fltzgerald, New York, when the provlalon for tho reatrlctlon of th? operatlona of tho secret servieo was up for dlacuaalon, and alao to Mr. Buabey, the Speaker's prlvato aocro tary, created a storm of Iaughtev. -Tho Speaker aeveral tlmes vlgorously rapped for order. Uti comnientlng on tho Presldent's referenee to him ln tho message Mr. Buabey said: "1 am an employo Of the House ot Representatlves; lt would not be ap propriate for me in any way to? make any comment on the mattor now be? fore the Houae. I wlll say, huwever, that the artlcte quoted from t_o Chl? cago" Intcr-Occan In the Prealdeht'a meaaage waa prepared ln tho regular courao of work as a newspaper corre spondent when I was tho representa tlvo ot'jthe Inter-Ocean. I doubt lf-a dosssn members of Congress ever saw the jortlole or heard of lt untll to day." Mcasngc Causea .Merrlmcut. As tho readlng of tn? message pio ceeded many of the members chucklcd, others laughed outrlght, whlle some were prone to joke wlth thelr nelglr bors. "When the readlng had been con cluded Mr. Perklns (New York), chair? man of the special committee whlch orlglnally considered the matter, moved that the message be referred to that committee. "Is an amendment ln order to that motion?". lnqulred Mr. Grlggs (Geor.? gta), in a dellberate voice. "It ls," replied the Speaker.' "Then," sald Mr. Griggs, "I move that this message be returned to the Prealdent.". ? "Oh, no; oh, no," shouted several of Mr. Orlgga's Democratic collcagues. Mr. Perklns lnalsted that the mes? sage ahould go to the special com? mltteo and In the meantlmo Mr. Grlggs wlthdrow hla motion, 'saylng he took that actlon at the request of hla party; leaders. The message was referred. Tbe Hessnise. "With tho exceptlon of tho preamble, ' whlch contalned the resolutlon adopted by tho House, calling up'on tho, Pnjsl dent for proof of hla statements, con? talned ln hia meaaagd at the. openlng of Congresa, following ls the Presli dent's messago: I am wholly at a loss to underatand the concluding portlon ot -the resolu? tlon. I have made ho oharges of cor ruptlon against Congress nor against any member of the preaent House. lf I had proof of such corruptlon affect lng any member of the Houae in any matter aa to whlch .the Federal gov? ernment has jurladlctlon, action wou;d at once bo brought;- as waa done in tha cases of Senatora Mltchell and Bur? ton and Representatlves Willlamson, Herrmann and Driggs at dtfferetit tlmes aince I have been Prealdent. Thla would alniply be doing my .duty In the executlon and. onforcemont of tho laws wlthout respect to pcraons. But I do not regard it aa withln thti provlnce or the dutles ofi the President to report to the House "alleged de llnquencies" of members ,or the aup poaed "corrupt actlon" of a member "ln his oillcial capaclty." Tho member shlp of tho House ls by the Constitu? tion placed withln. the power of tha House alone. In tho prosecution of. crlmlnals and the enforcement of tho laws the President must resort to tha courta of the Unlted States. ln the thlrd and fourth clauses'ot the preamble It Is stated that the meanlng of my words is that the "ma- . jorlty of'the Congressnicn are in fear of belng lnvestigated by secret servieo men" and that "Congress aq a wholo was actuated by that mbtlve in onact lng tha provlalon ln questton," and that thls Is an Impeachment of the honor and integrlty of the Congresa. Theso stalemonta are not, I thlnk, Jn accordance wlth tho facts. The por tion of my message referred to runa us follows: "Last year an amendment was Incor porated In tho' meusure providlng for the secret servlce, whloh provldod that thero should be no detall from the se? cret servieo and no transfer thorofrom. lt is not too much to say that thls amendment has been ot beneflt only, and could be of benetlt only, to tho crlmtnal claaaes. lf dellboriuoly Intro duced for tho purpose of dlmlnishlng tlio offectivonuss of war against crtmc it could not have beon better deviaed to thls end. lt forbndo the practlces that had been followed to a greater or less extent. by tho e:;eciitlve heads of various departments for twenty years. To these prautlces wo owo the securlng of the evldence whlch enabled Ufi to drlvo great lotterles 0114 of busl? ness and socure a quarter of a milllon of dollars in nnes from their promott>ra. These practices havo enabled us to.dls cover somo of tho most outragoous fruuds ln eoniiectlon wlth the theft of government land aiul government tlm? ber by great eorporatlona und by in divlduuls. These practices have on ubled us to gt-t aome ot the ovldoiica Indlspensablo In order to secure the convtction of tho weaUhiest and most formldablo crimlnala wlth whom th*. government haa t? deal. both of those oporattng In vlolatlon of the anti-trust law and others. The amendment- ln quostloo was .of- benetlt to 110 ono ex- - cepting theao crlmlnals, and St aerloua ly hampers the government in the d*-, tection of crlme and tho securlas o* Justice. Moroover. it not oa'.v aticot* departments outslao of thf Tre .<ury. but U'tendu to hamper tlv . he< 'etanr.. oftho^T^easuty hlmao)t >?- th? offor| <Contlnued o? Fr>urfh~> ?_"??>