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patch Leads all Vir? ginia and North Caro lina papera. THO TISIEH I'UII.NUHD 1S1<I. THB D18PATC11 F0UHDBD H00, WHOLE NUMBER 17,848. RJCHMON-D, VA., IHHDAY, APRIL lJ, 1909. tii:k wi:atiii;h TO-DAY?Clom;y. Times-Dispatch read ers spend Ihousands of dollars with its advei tisers each week? every month. PRICE TWO CENTS. "LESS RED TflPE ?! Mdtto Rccominencled by Har rifflan as Precept in Gov enimental Circles. RiilNVIGOKATHD MAN APTER HIS .VACATION Says Sentimciit in Suutli To wards RailroatLs Is Good Now, but Objectionablc Laws Still Remain?Women in His Party Turn Tables on tlie Reporters. NEW YOHK, Aprll I.~K. II. liurrl tnaii reaehed this <Mty lnt<> tO dfiy, to all 4PPea.ra.nC41? ii rolnvig oratcd inan after hls long comblnatlon vacatlbn and buslnesa trip over the tietwork of Ifarriman rallroads In tho West, the South'weat and In Mexlco, "I'm all rlght pew." wns hla terse nnd cxprei'Plve rolotnder to a quc.-itlon a.< to tho state of hla henlth. ' Hctlrcnient ? I'vo not had time to thlnk about It." sald Mr. Harrlman. "I'iu a llttlo tlred once ln .1 whlle, but thafa to be expected. Thcre'a too mucH work f..r m< to do to thlnk of retlremoht yet." Mr. Ilarrjman'a speclal traln, which came ln OTer the New York Central Iload, halted at Ybnkere, just on th? ctitsklrt.i of the clty, to take aboard a party pf n'-w^papor m?>n. Jumplnti oft the rrar platform, tho finam-lcr, ln llght overcpat and irray teit hat. gfeet rd the party cordlalty ami readlly auo? mitted ?'. tho exactlona ot photogr&ph < : The merobera ..f hla party. ln fact, turhed the tablea on lhe rleltora, Mlss Mary Il.trrlman, Mra, Robert GoOlet and Mra, Ueorgc Dlxon grouplng the re portera en the Yonkera Btatlon plat? form ami photographlng them, Mr. Harrlman octlvely auperlntendlng the i Talka Inlrrratediy. In the library of hls privatc car, " ?? den," Mr. Harrlman talked ateadlly all the way on the run Into the Grand Centra - atlon, and ln the absorptlon of ti.. moment. .tti obllvloua of the traln' - kept un for nearty h.iir eclal had ! tapo and more work. was i . - r recummi ?> a pre ; t'ure. maklng tlie o ? ? Ihi incoroo; tueae are the prlnelplea that ought to rule In gov lu prlvate buslneaa." he declared "Of c'our .-, the government 1 i got to be malntalned jn a digni tii i and : beral way, but the results :,ould be comrnensurate wlth ,:,i rrlatlons. I reallze the dlffl culty of eecurlng contlnuity ln gov crnmenl work, uncertaln year to year i pproprlatlona preventlng anythtnjg like conalatent plannlng ahead In many Instances, But, there could be im j. uvement over present mothods." Mr. Harrlman sald he found in the West and Southwest a vaatty changed sen timent toward the rallroads. Wlth auch a eentiment predomlnant. there would be encouragement for the rall? roads to go ahead with development work, he tliought. scntinwnt Itlgbt, I.arna Wrong. 'The trouhle ls, liowevcr." he sald. "that changed Hcntlmeut has not yet been cry.stallizc-d Into changed law* The same repressivo laws still stand on Uio statute books, and until they are altered there wlll bo no reallj praeticable banis to work upon." Aaked as to possible wage reduc tlons by the rallroads. Mr. Harrlman "VV*e have not even consldered the matter in the ofllces of our roads, and aliall not so long as we can arford to pay the present ratea. We want the best and most oftlclent men to bo had. and we expect to pay them well for their efuclent work." Mr Harrlman sald that about 5-1, 000 000 had already been spent on the 6ou'thcrn Paclflc's Mexican Llne exten Bion, and not improbably an expendl ture ot $50,000,000 altogethor would be nocossary to complete the work. When asked lt he was to become ac tlveJy Identlfled wlth the New York Central, Mr. Harrlman replled that he wasn't botherlng his head about that matter. Nelther had he reaehed any .greement with the Hlll interests in tlie West, he declared. Mr Harrlman said he would make his New York City resldence his home for the present. As to the extent of hU business activltles ln the Imme diate future. he declared: "l am still ?jiifting, as on my lone _trlp. JUR0RS DISMISSED Distrlct Atiorncy Charced It Hnd D Shono Uaelt UufH *or Serviee. NEW ORU3ANS, LA., Aprll l.?I" ?he Crlmlnal Distrlct Court to-daj, Judge F. D. Christian dismlssed the entlre jurv panel on motion of Dls t,ct Attorney Adams, who oharged. thjrt the nariel as a whole had shown itself m.fit tor servlce: that althougli the Rtale nresented cloar cases agulnst a mmiher of aecused persons, 11 was un able to seeura any convlclions before tbTh'i''inemlier.s of the dlscharged panel adopt'ed resolutlons to-day in whioli they declare t'lielr indiguatlon at tho dlatrlcl attorpey'a "unfalr nnd Im prop'er iinputailons," KILLEirWIFTAND SELF n'outnn Mugcred Scveral ?nj?? Ueforo Suceumhlnif to Wounds. VtlGI'STA, GA., Airll 1.?M^rs. Kam tiel Bldson, who was Tuesday nlght Khrit by her husband, .Samuel Kidson, tfled d'uiing last nlght. Ulldson dled this afternoon. Charging hls wife with Infldellty. Eidson llrecl twlce Into the body of hh; wlfo and then turned tho plslol upon himself. Murder and suicide was tho euroner's jury vordlct. TWO WERE RESCLTeD BU Otltera. However, Aro Ileud from I'lsploMiou iu Mlnc. CHAKLESTON, W. VA., Aprll t. Tho totul number dead from tho explo aion in the Echo mlne ln Enyette coun? ty yesterday la six. Eour bodles wero recovered last nlght, tho others to day, Two men were rescued. INTO THE SUNLIGHT (Vcnrgln'M Convlcta I.eflve Mliiea nn(l Knclorlea for ?ii?rn Alr. ATLANTA, GA., April 1.?At stinrlso to-day (Jeorgla ahook nff the last rttg "f her convlct leaao system. Kroin '.in- end ?f the State to tho other hun dreds <>f imriiitn bolnga were led from tho cavernoua deptha of minca, from llm BWeaty heat of chokltig kllns, from ihe whlrrlng. dunk atmoaphere of f?? torlea, oilt into God'a sunllght: from the control or harafi and often brtttal tnuetera into the aervlce of the state. Georgla haa no State penltentlary. Kor yeara her convlcta havo been sold Into the iiilnrN. Into the brlck kllna, lito tho fdctorlea, whern prlvato greed aomotlmoa demand nnd collect'eo lta last AUnce of human Ih'Sh and lta tlnal drop'of human bloqd, But the Ktato ileclded to nhollsh thls trafflc in white aa well aa black alaveh, 80, Instcud of seltlng lt.-; 1,000 prlsoners. It will work them on iho publlc ronda. Tlie change went into effect at day llgllt t r<Ic? mornlng. when the cdnvlctod tvera returned to the counties ln whlch their crlmea had bebn committed. Mosl of the unfortunntes are blacks of n low order of Int'ellfgelice, aentenced for every concelvable erlme. Though . hnckled und Ironed, the con vlcts greeted the change wlth shouts of joy and wr-lrd hymna Of thanksglvlng. .'.'"?i?ri.> preachera wero at moat of the atcckadea, and )nf] the blncks ln their Impromptu pralse aervlce. Special tralna were walting, and the prlsoners were trapeforred a^ rapldly aa poeal ble to their new quarteri<. ?Strnngely enough, some of the convlcta crled at P-avIng K-enr-s whlch had been part of the dally lifo of some of them for many years. The new ayatem, lt is belleved, will not only Improve tho health of the fonvlcli:, but assure Georgia tho flneat turnplkca in the South. LANDS^SAFELY After Thrllllnic Ihuomner Wlth i;lc ini'tita Zeppelln Alralilp tiirnn, Down. ML'NICH, April 1.?The Zeppelln alr Khip made an attempt to-day to fiy from Fricderlqhnhafen to tins clty and 1 ack. It encountered a storm and waa driven far out of Its COUrse origlnally Intended, and after eleven hours ln Hih alr lunded suf'-lv at Dingolfing. slxty fivc miler northeaat of Munlch. Part of the journcy was made und*r clrcum etancet of perll. <jne of the tnotors refuied to work ano lt was lmposslble! for the alrshlp to make hcadway ugalnst the wlnd that lncreased ateadily ln vlolenco, Mclpless and diifjrtng rapldly to leeward the ttlrship traveled for four hours, wlille Count Zeppelln and hls inen awaited an opportunlty to make a safc and successful landlng. They were followed over the country by soldlers ln HWlft automobiles and by three squadrons of heavy cavalry. The troops were !?ent out to be ready to render asslstance when a descent was attempted. The alrshlp outdlstanced them, and they were not ln at the linlsb. The alrship will remaln ai the land? lng place al Dingolfing uutll tho wlnd abates. It was not damagcd in the liurrkanc. and no one was injured. Count Zcppelin spent the nlght clo:e to where hls alrshlp landed on a marshy tract. forty-elght mlles nurth ? a.i gf Munlch. Count Zeppelln's feat In safely land? lng ln a galo whloh v,as blowlng about thfrty-flve mlles an hoor ii highly I-tulscd by aeronauts who have trle/d the cxpetimcnt. H?- was destroua of retnrning to Munich to spend the ', nlght, but the wlnd mcreaaed in \ic lence, and lt was Imposslble for hlm I to do so. Count Zeppelln intends to restlme bts voyage eurly to-morrow mornlng, and will make another at tenfpt to land at Munlch. UNABLE TO ACCEPT ! Thouxbt That President F.llot Haa I >?-(-! I nctl the Ilrlttith Ainhnaaadorahlp. WASHINGTON. April 1.?Retiring President Charles W. f.liot, of Harvarr! Universlty, it was stated to-day, in re celving from President Taft on yes? terday a tender of the ambaasadorshlp to Great Brltaln. expressed to the Chlef Executlve both hls appreciatlon of the honor and the belief that he would be unable to accept the pust. President Taft. it is sald, asked Dr. Ellot furlher to conslder the matter I bet'oro maklng a formal declination, 1 and thls was agreed upon. Dr. Kllot, howevor, told the Pres? ident that belng aeventy-five years of age, he hesltated to accept foreign aervlce at thls tlme, though he felt In perfect health and eapable of many years of cnergctic work yet to come. It was sald bv those- who talked wlth Dr. Eliot that thev felt that his own views as to deollnlng the post would eventually prevall. MONTCUUR, N. J.. April 1.?Presi? dent Charles W. Eliot. of Harvard. de cllned to discuss a report from Wash? ington that he had refused the proffer ed Amerlcan anibassadorshop-'lo Great brltaln. Neeessarily any Information on thls sul.ject must come from Wash? ington, hc said. "However, I may be at llberty to say a word or, two about it to-morrow." -? PERJURY IS CHARGED Aaatatant Adjutaut-Gcueral of Ken? tucky la I'laced Under Arrcat. FRANKFORT, KY? April 1.?Upon a warrant sworn out by County Judge E. II. Davis, of Shelby county, As slstant Adjutant-General Garnett Rip lev was arrested here to-day, charged with perjury. It ls alleged he swore falsely in his testlmony in the sensa tional $25,000 damage sult filedby Mrs. Josie Hazlett, against Walter Duncan in Shelby county. Duncan kllled Newt Hazlett. on the roadway and was pardoned by Qpver nor Wllson on the ground that Hazlett was a nlght rlder, and was about to attuck Duncan's tobacco barn. Rlpley was on patrol duty wlth State milltia men that nlght and swore at the trlal he had heard shots. It wtis said by the soldiers wlth hlm that he was too fur off to havo heard the shots. OWN DEFENSE Illotint Takea the Stuud nnd Attempta to Prove Allbl. AMITE CITY, LA?, April 1.?Avery Blount, charged with tho assasslnatlon of the Broeland family, now on trial for "Buz" Breeland's murder, took the stand in hls own behalf to-day, Ho gave a detailed account of hls move ments on tho nlght of the klllings nnd also on thc day and nlght prevlous thereto to provo an allhi. He sald he had no 111 feellng against Breeland or hls family. He admltted that he was owner of a ten guage shotgun, empty shells of thls callbre belng found on tho scene, but said that he had loaned the gun to a relatlve some weeks before, and that lt had not been returned at the tlme of the tragedy. There is every lndlcation that the trlal will contlnuo untll the mlddle of next week. It was beguu ten days ago. BILL WITHDRAWN Grecce- Will Not Impoae Increaacd Duty on Cottou Seed Oll. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 1.?The Greek government hfts wlthdrawn a blll Introduced ln tho Parllament im poslng an Inorease in duty On eotton seed oll, says a dlspatch from Athens recelved by the State Dcpai tment to day. Thls Increase had been regarded as of sutli.-i.'iit importance by the United States, which is a large exporter of uuch products to Greece, to 'take up and discuss the subjoct with the l'or eign oilico at Athena CRAZY SNAKE IS STill IT III iE "Smoked Beef Rebellion," Hovvever, Is Regarded as All But Over. ' . COUNTY MUST FEED EIGHTY PRISONERS Nonc of Them Resisted Arrest, and Their Leader Is Exercising Dtic Caution About Appear ing in Public ? Colonel Hoffman Interviews His Sistcr. PIERCE, April 1?(By courier to Checotahi.?What a Muslcogee newspaper calla tho "smoked beef rebellion," alleglng tho same to bo considcrable of a Jokc, ls all but over. ln a day or two tho mllltla, It ls expected, Will be wlthdrawn. Mo IntOBh county will feed botween clghty and a hundrcd ptisoners, not one of whom resisted arrest, and Chitto Har? jo, othcrwlse Crazy Snake. will exor clse all duo caution about appearlng ln public. He was not captured to-dayt nelther dld he respond to a widely-dtstrlbuud Invltatlon to surrender. Th?i pi' turesque poasea abandoned the hunt, leavlng the fleld lo the Flrst Kegl ment, O. N. G. Colonel Hoffman sent equads through the rlvor bottoms an>l prevlously unexplored gulches in thi^ vlclnity, whlle Major Barrett, spread Ing hls men, numberlng 100. into ex Iretnely open order, advanced llke n coinb "through tho hlckory WOOda Crazy Snake, hoWever, was elfewhere. t.'oloucl Intervlewa S|?ter. MeanWhllo Colonel Hoffman held ar extended pow-pow with thc fugltlve'f slster. Tlie Intcrview took place at Crazy Snake's former home. Tln Snake place Is a one-room ahanty witli a rickety porch and big chimney llke thoi-e of Southern negro huts. Th* ground around tt has never becr plowed, and lean dogs yelp amld the weeds. The Indian leader's sistcr and mllltia chlef met on the porch informally. bu1 tho former succceded in convincing hei queationer that she knew nothing 01 her brothers whereabouts. "Very well,*' responded the colonel "lt is up tu hfm. He has twenty-foui boura ln Which to put hiraself undei our protectlon. Hc should do lt. a. thc next stup unduubtedly will be thi offering of a reward for him, deae or alivo. Colonel Hoffman admitted that he did not know whether his ultimatun would ever reach Its real objeclivt point. but he had hls susplclons, a: *-omebody undoubtedly is taking fooe to tho old chlef along wlth the new: of tlie day. CONTINUE POLICY Sea Coaat Mllltia to Do Dnty at Yarh oiim Artlllery l'osta. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 1.?Con tinulng lta pollcy of trainlng men o: the organized militla of the sea coas States for duty at the varlous coas artlllery posts. the War Department al ready has begun preparatlons for thi .iolnt army and militla coast defensi exerclses to he held durlng the comlnj. summer. Dieutcnant-Coloncl B. M Weaver, chlef of the militia divisloi of the War Department and membo: of the general staff. and Lieutenant Colonel C. J. Balley. actlngt chief o the Coast Artlllery Corps, have beei ordered to proceed to New York ti consult wlth General Leonard Wood eommander of the Department of th> Kast, pertalnlng to arrangements fo the exerclses. These exerclses are to bo held an nually ln the various coa3t artlller; districts of the United States. Thos. in the artlllery districts of Key West Tampa and Pensacola will take plao in October; the Chesapeake, Cape Fea RIver. Charleston, Savannah and Mo blle in May. The exerclses held las summer, were entlrely successful. am much progress ls expected to be mad this suminer in preparlng the Stat troops to take charge of the artlller: defenses in tlme of waf. It has beei iigured that 20.000 coast artiller; troops, offlcers and men, must be di'awi from the State forces to furnish th guns of our coast defenses In timc o war. FATHER STEALS BOY Mothri- Attcuipta Sulcldt'. Refusing t< Return Home Wlth Hlm. [Special to 'fhe Tlmea-Dlspatch.] WILMINGTON, D13L,., April 1. Charles A. Ralls, an attaohe of th' Norfolk and Western Rallroad at Roa noke, kldnapped his four-year-old son Ralph, to-day from hls wlfe at Dela ware Clty. Del. Although the fathe managed to get away with the chlld the affair caused much excitement. Ralls was compelled to drlve slx teen miles across country with th' cliahe-'lo where ho boarded a train a Middlotown, Del., for Cape Charles ei routo to Roanoke. Mrs. Ralls and th. chlld had been with the former' mother at Delaware Clty for sevei weeks. *The husband arrlved fron Roanoke to take the palr home, bu the wlfo refused to go. The fathe trled to get away wlth the boy on i trolley car, but was stopped by i pullccman at New Castlo, nlne mlie away, and turned back. Mayor Smlth and Magistrate House holder, of Delaware City, then tried t' effect peace, but In valn, Ihe wlf eventually runnlng to the Dolawar and Chesapeake Canal to end. her 11ft She was stopped, howovor. Rall pleaded wlth hls spouse to return t Roanoke, but she refused. FInally, while trolley cars wore be ing watched to prevent hlm from leav ing, he Jumped into a wagon wlth th boy and made hls escape. Tho wlf ls stlll at Delaware City. TROOPS SAIL Army of Paclfluutlon for Cuba la Suc No LouKer. HAVANA, April 1.?A llnal general oi der Issued by Major-General Thos. V Barry thla mornlng brought an end t the exlstence of the army of paclfiea tlon ln Cuba as such, and at 10 o'cloc the Sumner and McClellant wlth th last of tho Amerlcan soldlors on boar left the arsenal docks for Newpot News. General Barry's last order slni ply anriQunced tho fact of the disbaiid Ing of the "urmy." General Barry boarded tho sleaipc Museotte fur Tampa, The Amerlcan troops leavo llavan In splondid ahape. Only three men t'ail ed to. report for tha llnal roii-cuil. BODY RECOVERED Dr, Jonca'a Servant Kscaprd Wlth H After MeliiK Illmaelf v. onnd.-.l. MANIDA, Aprll 1.?A trlegram from tho constnbulnry at IVhaguo reporta that tho body of Or. Wlllbirn Jones, the noted anthropologlrit of tlie f olutiibliin Museum, at Chlcago, who was inur dered by tflbeamen, waa taken to that place by frlendly Ilongots. Tho murder waa corhmltted about. rifty mllea south of Echague, whero Or. Jones was engagod In studylng the wlid blll tribes, iivlng iimong them for the purpose of preparing ex linustlvo reports of tholr customs and tradifions. Hla servant was woundcd, but escnped, securlng tho removal of the sclentlst's body. The attack oc curred fcunday, but its cause has not yet been learned. Holonl nnd Spenred. WASHINGTON. Aprll 1.?Rcsponslvfl to an Inqulry from tho War Depart ment. Governor-General Smlth says Dr. William Jones. the anthropologlst, dled from bolo and spear wounds. Whb to Mnrry Ilnmpton Tcneher. | Speclal to The Tlm.'H-Dlnpatch.] HAMPTON, VA., April 1.?Dr. Wil? liam Jones, who was murdered ln the Philippine Islaud.s several days ago, was to have been marrled to Mlss Car oline Andrus, a teacher at tho Hampton Normal School, early ln tho fall. *Mlss Andrus to-day recelved a cablegram from Dr. Worcester. tho Seoretary ofj the Interlor for the Islands, conflrming the reports of the death of Dr. Jones as cont&ihed ln the Asaoelated Press dlapatchca ot this mornlng. FOUND MURDERED Bodles of lEi'il Couple Dlarovernl in Itulnn of Their Home. TOLEDO 0.> April I.?In tho flnd Ing ot the bpdflea of l.udwig Krueger. agcd slxtv-slx, and hls wlfe. aged alxty-threo, *iiii.-.i fn the collar ot thelr hdmo, whLh wns doubtful early I to-day, tho Toledo pollce are confront ' ed by a puzziing murder mystery. At 3 o'clock this mornlng the I Krueg'er reotdbnce, one mlle west ot Toledo, was dMscover'd ablaze, and ' thoro was no trace of the Kruegers. I When the ashes had cooled a search ot the debrls was- made. but thero waa no evidenco of the aged couplo ! Imvlng been burned. Oater iu the day two boys were dlg j glng in the cellnr and noticed that | the brlck floor had been tamperod i with. One of them raised a brlfck and j the facc of the dead woman was re vealed. More of tho floor was taken ! up and the body of Mr. Krueger was : found burled wlth his head at the. feet [ of hls wlfe. Both had been Btabbed I to death. presumahly with a buteher ! knlfe. M. Soboleski, a tallor, .ast Sat ' urday paid Mr. Krueger $2.0o0 as part payment for tlie purciiase of the farm. At mldnlght, at the end of a fonr ' Imur qulzzlng, Soboleskl. the tallor wt.o purohaeed the Kruegor farm. was ', held for furtlier Investlgation. Sobu leakl was taken from pollce headquar :?-. . where the examluatlon was made by Inspeetor John Carew and the sherlff, John Newton, to the county 'Jall and locked up. WILL CONSOLIDATE ] Seveuty-fl>e Fcrtlllier Companica ln South to Jolu Toeetber. NEW YORK. Aprll 1.?It was an . noum-fil to-day toat efforts whlch have under way for teveral months to i nsolldate about sevehtB/rflve inde -,, ndent fertillzer cornpanles In the l South Into a f5O.00O.0OO corporation I : have been virtually completed, and it I is expected that artlclea of incorpora , jtion wlll be filed at Albany sliortly. It is nuderstood that J. P. Morgan & Co. wlll act as flscal agents of the .company, whlch will not be a holding Kconcern, but will exchange its stock Ii for the plants which are taken In, thus e plants ing* pu 11 becomlngr purely an operatlng com REVISE STAMP TAX . i Proatdcnt Prefern Thla lo Impoaing Dutv ou Tea nnd Coffee. ? WASHINGTON, D. C. Aprll 1.?Com .'imlssloner of Internal Revenuo Capers : to-dav gaVe to the President certaln : statls'tlcs deslred by the Chlef Execu ? I tive as to the amount of revenue that > j was derlved durlng the Spanlsh War 11 from the various forms of stamp tax ; ation in effect at that time. Rather than tliat a tax should bo i ! Imposed upon tea and coffee. the Pres? ident believes that the stamp tax should be revived. not maklng it ap plicable to the extent that it was cm ploved durlng the war, but using the method ln many ot Its phases. PLEADS GUILTY "! Fiuanclal Secretary of Typographienl " i I'nion t'hnrced ivitb Einbezalement. ! NEW ORLEANS, LA.. April 1.?Saro ? j uel T. Stevenson, former tlnanclal sec s i retary of Typographical Union, No. 17, ripf New Orleans. pleaded gullty to em - j bezzllng the funds of that organiza t'tlon in the Crlmlnal Distrlct Court 1! here to-day. Sentence was deferred. 2|lt is claimed that Stovenson's defalca 3itions amounted to about $10,000. *! Henry S. Hudspeth, who was pi'osl 1' dent of the union at the same time Stevenson was secretary, is under in dictment for fraudulently obtalning money from the union. Hudspeth was a candidatc for president of tlie Inter natlonal Typographlcal Union at the last meetlng of tliat organization. MAY MEET ROOSEVELT Ruinored Kins Vletor EminanucI Mny Greet Him with Wurahtp. ROME, April 1.?The battleshlp Re Umberto has been ordered to make treadv to embark KIng Victor Em inanuel, and this fact has given rlse to the report that the Klng ls golng to meet ex-Prcsident Roosevelt and tako him to Messlna aboard the war ship. No deflnite lnformatlon on the move ment of the Ttalian battleshlp can be had. Not even American Ambassador Grlscom hns any lnformatlon on the reported trip of the Klng. VIRGINIA SOCIETY Mcets iu St. l.ouia und Elccta OHieern nnd DirtH't??r?. rSpeclal to The Tlnies-Dlspatoh.l ST. LOUIS, MO., Aprll 1.?The Vir? ginia Socioty met at tho Unive.rslty Club last night and olocted Walkei 11111, president; Robert MeCulloch, flrst Vlce-prasldent: R. R. llutehinson, sec? ond vice-presldont: Cary Welslngor secretary, Wulter D. Coles, treaaurer nnd the followlng dlreotora: Henry T Kent, William 11. Le?, Ed. S. Robert Thomaa 8. McPheetors and B. W Moore. _ DIFFICULT QUESTION NortU Carollna Eaatern Distrlct Judgo ahlp Puaxlea Prealdent. WASHINGTON. D. C, A-prtl-r^-lVole gatlons from North Carollna were at the Wholte House to-day urglng dif? ferent eandidates for tho Judgeshlp ln the Eastorn Distrlct of that State. The Presldent has 'he matter of the ap polnmnnt, a dimcult one to settle, un? der advlsement, HIS~FIRST PAY DAY Treniury .'?lea!?'?nBer Currlen Prealdeul T.iit ( lii-ch for ta.ou.i.oi. WASHINGTON, D. C. Aprll 1.?Th|s was Prealdent Taft's pay day as chief oxecutlve, the amount of tho check whloh Treasury messenger carrled to the Whlte Houee to-day belng lo.Oib.oi. FRONIEXPLOSION Tank Bark Jules Henry Blows Up in Harbor of . iMarseilles. 1NSPECTION OF THE VESSEL ON AT TIME Men at Work on *$)eck Were Blown High in thc Air?Aid from Other Ships Prc ventcd by Ficrcc Firc. Six Others Burn. MARSEILLES, April 1.?The l'reneh tank bark Jules Henry. Captatn Escofiler, ln the oll tradc between Phlladelphla and Cette, blew up thls mornlng nnel was prac? tleally totally wrecked. Twolve mem bers of her crow were kllled. and many othors wounded. A representative of thi- Vorltaa agenoy, accompanled by tho second ot lleer, was Inspectlng the vessel at the tlmo she blew up. In tho course of their work. the two men entcred the tank hold. Inimedl ately after there was a treinendous ex? plosion. The entlre deck of the bark was llfted, and thc forward portlon of the shlp was wrenched off. Twenty ? men of the crew at work palntlng and repalring were blown Into the alr. Grent sheets of firc shot up from the vessel. and ln a few scconds she was enveloped ln flamea. Ald From Otlirr Shlp*. Prompt.ald came from nelghboring shlps in the harbor, but It was im I posslble for tho smaller boats to get i closo ln to the burnlng vessel. Six burned and mutllated hodles have been rocovered from the tloatlng wreckage. A number of wounded men also have been brought ashore. Others stlll are mlsslng and undoubtodly perished. The second offlcer and the agency Inapector were thrown high in the alr by the force of the. explosion. They are stlll alivc, bUt aro not expected to llve. j The. Jules Henry discharged'her cargo at Cette and arrlved here March 28 with her tanks empty for Inspectlon It ls presumed that the oll fumes ln | tho tanks exploded. Three of the wounded dled ln the Ihospital, whlle two others cannot sur S'ive. A prellmlnary Investlgatlon into i the explosion has been begun. It it i belleved that fumes In the hold were ilgnltcd by an electrlc spark. All Are Frenchiuen. FHILADELPHIA. PA.. April 1.?Thc crew of tho French tank bark Jules Henry, which blew up thls mornlng al Marsellles, are probably all Frenchmcn. It Is belleved here that all of the cargo had been discharged and that the ex? plosion was caused by a light coming in contact wlth the fumes of the oll remalntng ln the tanks. SIX ARE DEAD Firc Breaks Out on HninburB-Amcil can Stenmer /.nrnla. COLON. April 1.?A flre broke oiv at an early hour thls mornlng or bonrd the Hamburg-American sleamei Zarnla, which was lying alongslde hei pier. The flre was in some kerosene be tween decks, and the quartermastei and five West Indlan laborers were burned to death. Thc Zarnla later Ir the day was able to proceed for Grey town. LATOURAINECRIPPLED Stcnnt Plpe nurat as Vessel Wos Sall lug Out of Harbor. NEW YORK, April 1.?-The trans Atlantlc llner La Touraine was crlp pled to-day by the burstlng of tln maln steam plpe of her port boller and compelled to abandon her voyagi to Havre. Two of her oilers wero frlghtfull: scalded, but lt was to-nlght though: they would recover. The accident oc curred Just as the vessel had east of! from her pler and was veerlng arounc in midstream for the run down thi rlver to the open sea. Friends of passengers, who were stlll wavlng farewells from the piet head. saw the shlp suddenly envelopei ln steam from water line to deck There was an explosion, but too faini to be heard from shore. La Touraine procoeded under one engine to quar antine, whero she anchored. Her passengers will bo transferree to the La Bretagne, whlch will sai out for Havre to-morrow. La Touraine will follow on Saturday, ln all prob ablllty wlthout passengers. MORE VICTIMS Recklesa Chnuffeurs Add I'mn- lo tlu L,lst ln New York. NEW YORK, April l.?Tho malmlnj of four more vlotlma to-day by wrock less atltomoblle elrlvors has stlrretl tln Automoblle Club of Aineriea to re nowed efforts ln bohalf of tho rcstrlc ttv'e meaaurea introduccd by It at Al bany for tho curblnir of speed-inai chauffeurs. Speaklng of ihe Incveaslng nunibe 0f fatalltios directly traccnblc te> tln rccklessness of motoristB, 13, II. Gary president of the club. gavo it as hli oplnlon thut ln a great majorlty <i cases the man responsiblo was not tln owner, but tho chaul'feur out wlth hl own friends and runnlng at his owi spoed, "We are worktng hard," Mr. Garj sald, "for tho passage of the blll mnk ing It larcany for a chauffeur to talc out a machlne wlthout. the conaent o hls employer." DEN1ES'REPORT GuuteuuUnu Prealdeut Suys Stnry o Moveiueut of Troops Is Falae. WASHINGTON, D. C, April l.--Senoi llorrate, the Guatomalan mlnlster here to-day recelved tlie I'ollowlng cable gram from the President ot Quatemajti "Guatemala; April t, 1801), "I den.v most niubliathuilly the ilfiWl ln pross regaiiling mqvement e>f Quata mnlan troops on the frantler, :is buoI news Is ontlrely falae, (Slgned) "M- KBTUADA CABRBRA." NEGROES WILL HELP Delegation From M'iiIh?I|,].i In In Ac? cord with President Tnn. WASHINGTON, April I.--A delega? tion of negroes from Mississippi, com? prising bankers, buslnesi men, lawyers and educators, called al th- White House to-day to tender to president Tafi whatever assistance they could render In helping him to work out tho policies outlined by him in his an augural address. The visit had to do solely witii iiio so-called negro problem In thf Smith. in his address to the President, the chairman of the delegation said-. "Llko you, no do not believe Unit any satisfactory and lasting resull can be reached wlthou'l 111 ? - co-opera tion of the representatives of the more than l",ooo.oov negroes who are the bone of contention; like you, we do not believe that any satisfactory and last? ing Results ''nn be obtained without tho approval and eo-operatlon of the dominant class, the whites, in our sec? tion, and any policy that makes tor peace between us, that means to bring us more closely together, so far as the public good Is concerned and the general uplift of our section, ami in that uplift of the nation us well, IS much dPHlred by us, and our presence here Is to assure you that thn negroes Of Mississippi will do their part In 1 bringing about the desired ends, and ; hope not to so conduct ourselves al I any time us to embarrass your welll I begun administration." STEEL TRUST LOSES ! Independent Concerns Gobble In Large Trnet. of fire Lands, PITTSBURG, PA., April 1.?Beating 1 the United States steel Corporation, : which, it is said, had been intending ; to secure the property, ;i deal was I elosed to-duv bv Independent steel concerns tor iOO.UOO aires of trio Pltts ! burg coking coal, lying In Green, 1 Fayette and Washington counties, Pa, at the price of |60,00U,000. The property ! purchased, and on which the tlrst pay i ment was mado to-day. to representa 1 lives of the owner, was held by J. V. I Thompson, of Unlontown, Pa., and his I a.SBOCltttOK. Tho rale was made to a holding com ' pnny. representing, it Is said every Im ', portant Independent steel company In ' the country, except Jones and haugh - lin, of Pittsburg, who aro said not to j be Interested In tho deal. Charles M. bchwab, of tho Bethlehem Steel Com? pany, is said to ho at the head of the I new" concern, and It has been rumored i that John \V. Gates was behind the 1 deal. All tho coal In the purchase made to-day belongs to tho Pittsburg vein, and averages nine feet In thickness. Mr ThOmpsbn has-been fifteen years in acquiring the tract, having bought most of tho coal in small tracts from farmers at an average price of about "$:;:, an acre. CHRISTMAS TREE FAD I Federntlon t>f Women's Club Would Have It Stopped. SAN ANTONIO, TEX.. April 1.? j "Curb Christmus tree fad." This cry J was raised at to-duy'a session of tho Council of the General federation of Women's Clubs in session here, and If the resolution offered Is adopted by the I hoard of directors to-morrow, a new I campaign slogan will be furnished club women of the nation for this years work. The resolution which decried i 111 eloquent words "the felling of ; forest timber." for the adornment of ' Christmas festivities was offered by Mrs. Stephen Goss, president of the 1 Chicago South&ldo Club. The resolution does not declare for 1 the total abolishment of the Christmas I tree fad, but would modify its 0b i servance. and have more trees planted ? for the satisfaction of demands of this | custom. A. resolution commending the work i of Dr. Harvey Wiley, tho national pure food exponent, was offered, and in all 1 probability will be adopted by the board. The council practically decided on a i campaign for prison reform, and to ? this end It wns suggested that com | mlttees be appointed from the federa I tions of each State to look into 0011 j dltlona connected with the penal ln 1 stltutlons. / MAY BE MISTAKE Fowler Claim* He Is .\'ot Owen, null Never Was. AUGUSTA, GA., April 1.?W. W. Fowler, of Hastlngs-ou-the-Httdson, N. Y., held by the local police as \V. D. Owen, now of Boston, but formerly Congressman from Indiana, is await? ing tho outcome of habeas corpus pro? ceedings for his release on Saturduy Fowler's attorneys to-day gavo out a statement that Fowler would be able to prove that he was at Ringer's Col lego when Owen was In Congress. A Former Editor. HASTINGS, N. Y.. April 1.?W. \V. Fowler was formerly editor of tho Hastings News, Superintendent of Streets, and l'dontliind with business enterprises. He was married to the daughter of an Augusta. Ga., man about a. year ago, and shortly afterwards removed to the Sottth. His .friends here say that tho arrest at Augusta must be a case of mistaken identity. LOUISIANA CRIES HALT Politicians Not lleiuly for the Pie to He Punned. WASHINGTON. D. C, April 1.?W. L. j Cohen and Kmil Ivuntz, of Louisiana, called on president Taf 1 to-day and | asked til 111 to withhold any Federal 1 patronage in that Slate until tho op : posing Republican tactions reorganize, as they were directed to do by a reso-' lution adopted at the last national con? vention. According to his callers, tlie Presi? dent expressed tho desire that the re? organization should be effected with? out delay. Cohen and ICuntz also call? ed on Postmaster-General Hitchcock about the matter. Mr. Hitchcock -spent some time to-day with tho President going over Southern appointments with him. LITTLE PROGRESS Trunk Line Presidents Decide <o Ap? point Another Committee. NEW YOHIC. April I.- -I.ittie pro? gress was made at In-day's* meeting of . 1 the trunk lino presidents toward a set 1 tle.menl of the traffic difficulties In the i New England territory Which had its ? 'origin in the New York, New Haven I and 1 laitl'01 <l-i'nmidian Pacific differon 'Itial. The special cotillnitt.ee appointed last week made an extended report to duy, but the nature of Its findings was not disclosed. It was decided to appoint another committee of five to take up the recommendations made by the previous committee and to report horo on April 8. MINER IS KILLED Crowd Attempted ??> Take Prlsuucr From Two Deputy Constables, PITTSBURG, I'.-V. April 1.?One man was shot and killed and another prob? ably fatally Injured late this afternoon, when a crowd of minors sought to take a prisoner from two deputy con strbies at Cheawlck. The dead man Is Mike Stren\ arl. aged twentj rears N.nw.uk ituitorp.v, aged twenty-four,) ims two imiu is in Id. back, ui> recovery Is said to 00 doubtful. Tim trouble Blurted u hen the mine" ? Attempted to rescue a comrade who hud le-eii arrested, 5EU.TIM UIIEL l?5 -IQUESTIBH 'Is Purpose of Framing the Tariff Bill a Private Snap?" ?DIVID1NG PLUNDER, BE FAIR TO EACH OTHER" VIr. Aldficfi Defends Policy of the Majority iii Exclliding Dcmo crats from Hearings of the Subcommittee? Btirnett Says Tariff Is Aimed at Womcn. WASHINGTON. D. C. April 1.?Af? ter decldlng to-day practleally to conllne thc buslness of tho eXtraordlnary sesslon to tho tariff, thu Senato entered upon the consideratlon of Senator Bacqn'a reaolutlon declar Ing that the Democratlc side of tho chamber should bo reprcsented m all the hearings held by tho Committee on PJnanpc. Senator Aldrlch, chalr m'an of tho committee, immcdlutely took tho lloor to oxplaln the reason.-; why the Republican members ot the committee were. proceeding wlth tho consideratlon of the bill wlthout in vltlng the Democrata to be present. Ilo contended that aa the Republican party would be held responslble for tnrlff leglslatton, It was tho provlnce of tho Republican membdra of tho committee to shape the blll for tho Senate. Mr. Aldrlch declared that tho pclicy pursucd by the committee was the samo practtce as hatl been aeloptcd in the consideratlon of other tariff bills, practleally Including the "Wllson-Gor man blll. Republlcans and Dcmocrats allke for flfty years, Mr. Aldrlch sald, had pursucd the policy of having thc" Senators of the majorlty party framo the tariff blll before It was prcsentcd before; the full committee. Senator Aldrlch sald tho House had held hear? ings, and had publlshed nlne volunied of thc vlews of experts on the tarif.'. and ho doubted whether any Demo? cratlc Senator had read any part of them. "You will have to make an exeeption ln my case." sald Mr. Bailey, intcr ruptlng, "although I have not read all of them, and do not tntend to." Mr. Aldrlch agoced to except the Texas Senator, as he did also Senator Taliaferro. of Florlda. In reply to a questlon, Mr. Aldrlch sald the experts are not subpoenaed nor paid any wit ness fecs, and he declared their state ments wero not publlc hearings at all. Is It a Private SaapT Senator Daniel insisted on knowing what objection could be urged by the Senator from Rhode Island against tho Democratlc roember ot the committee hearlng the statements. "Is it," aakod Mr. Daniel, "a private snap for tho purpose ot' framing the tariff blll wlth? out glvlng a rlght to a rcpresentatlve of the people to hear the testimouy'.'" Mr. Aldrlch said it was not the pur? pose of the committee, so far as he knew, to hold publlc hearings. An Impasetoned address by Senator Rayner waa dlrected agalnst the method of the majorlty in the framing of a tariff blll. "This is tho worst practlce." he said, "that has ever arlsen before a legls latlve body. "When you are divtdiug thls plunder at loast bc fair to each other. On bc half of tho Senator from West Vlr? glnia, I at least beg of you to give hlm back his raw materials. Ho has stood wlth you on the field of bottle, and when the hour of subniisslon eomes the Senator from West Virgl.ua will be here, und his protcstlng volce will not be heard in thls Uall against a slngle article on the achedute." Pleads for Klkinn. He rcferred to the coal mines of the Senator from West Vlrglnia (Mr. El? klna), and his ludlgnation over the, proposltlon io place the products uC his State upon the free llst. "We on this side," he sald, "are ln tho camp ' of the vanquished, and so far as I am concerned I would rathei be ln tho camp of thc vanciuished than ln the camp of the victors ln posses sion of tho spoils." Mr. Aldrlch charged that if the Sen? ator from Maryland should framo ? tariff bill acccording to hts policy he would not get tcu Democratlc votes for It. He sald a dlstlnguished Sen? ator from Maryland,, (tho late Mr. Gor man) had r?cast the Wilson bill on linea that did not agree wlth the Idea*. put forth by the present Senator from that State. and he did not believe he represented the vlews cf all the peo? ple of Maryland or even of- the Demj crats ot' that State. Tonnessee, Georgla, North Carollna, Loulslana, and other States of the South, he said, are no longer in sym pathy wlth free tradc prlnciples. "You mlght a.i well be frank," said Mr. Ald? rlch, addresslng the Democratlc Sen? ators, "and admlt that i do, not iutend to let such a spoech as we have lls teuded to from the Senator from Mary? land deter us from belng just to every Southern State. ?'This tariff policy will be Just ln avery secticPi and to every Interest of thls country! i um qutto certaln that tlie SentUor frohl Maryland will havo no tpilovvers upon his *ide ot" tho chamber." llallt'.v KcnoulN liiuguagr. Senator Bailey indtgnantly reaentod the rlght of tho Senator from Rhode Islaud to speak for the Democratlc. party on tho aubject of the tavlff, and added that when Ula-tlme came t.i \ot? that party would be found sii<taliiing ihe prlilo|plOH Of taxatiou tl'iat had ."i> long been matntalned by lt, He sald j tlie Dciitocrutio party wanted to havo i tlie prlnciples of protectlon, if applled I at all. applied to all sc.-tion.-. bul that . .-'tateineut. he added dld not meau IbSt that party would Of Us o\\ u aecoi'd 'I' ply sUoh pririciplea ." a " He contended fcr the rlght of Dem? ocratlc i.viiii" i-.. .11 'i. nmlttct t - Republk-ana ?' io -unt' ijtate. "1 .i pilght Iqdk vtt- it. tnik>p i '.diouid no; touch i"." ho said. Speakina of ttu?