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gatfiers, ansorts and delhrers to you all (he news of the world seven days in the week. ii^pdrh THIS TIMRH FOT.7ND1.D 1?88. VI1E DlffPATCII FOUNUBD 1?BB. WHOLID NXMB1M 17,849. RICHMOND, VA., SATL'FUU Y, APRIL 3, 1009. Paying A d?. are read by people who buy. Timen-Diiipatch read era are good btiyera. Tlli; WI.ATIIKIt TO-IJAV?-Slioirrra. PRTCK TWO CENTft GREAT COAL ROAD H. II. Rogcrs and "Mark Twain" Central Eigures in Cerernonies. CELEBRATION WILL END THIS EVENING J housands Grcct Builder of Vir ginian Railway athl Members o? Party?He Will Bc Guest of Honor at $..o-a. Plate Ban(|itet To-Night. NORFOLK, VA., April 8.?The opon Ing of thc Vlrglnian Kallway, extcndlng from HeWell'a Point, Norfollt, to Deopwate'r, \v. Va., on the K-'inawha Rlvor, a dlatance of 416 *nlle?, took place to-day with a most auspiclou* celcbratlon here, made morei notablo by the- preaence of H. II. Ro K*:ra, who built tho Vlrglnian at a coal of about $10,000,000; Sarnuel L. Cle* mctia ("Mark Twain") and sweral promlncnt N"< w Vork hnanclera Inter ? sted with Mr. tt'ogora tn thc undertnk* iliK. Thc colopratlon fefrtivltlcs began with thc arrlviil carly In the deiy ,,r 625 people from along the llno of tho now ??yatem on a epeclal train of twolvd COKchea and two Pullmun cars. It waa an enthualnatlc crowd, all wearlng the Vlrglnian colora, orant;. and white. The arrival of the excuralon train waa foltowed two hours later by the ar rlval of Mr. Uogers and hla guesta on thc New York steamer Jefferson. A largo party gavc tho dlalluguiehed vle itora a marked ovation, Thc dny waa fiih <i with cvcnt.s of in terfeat, the program of cntertalnment ir-r thc viattora Includlng an lnapection <>r tho Norfolk harbor, the.* new Vlr Kininn coal piera at Bewell'a Point, the largeat In the world, wlth a dumplng i .tpaclly Into shlp bnltoiii.i of 36,000 1'-liK per day. and llnally a publlc n. ? option to Mr. Rogera and hla guests. Mr. Rogera will hc the gueat of honor u-t a $20 per piato banciu< t to-morrow nlght. *)i?--n-i 1,000,000 Acrea. Tho Vlrglnian. begur. in March. 190 ?was completed February l". 1909. More than l,f'0O,00o acrea of coal landi in "-.v -t Vlrj nlblo by it. and iho road vip a, country never i . : facllltlea. Thc flrst torelgn vcaael Ker coal at ttes Vtrginh ffuwfll'a I'oint ptr-r to-day i?h afeamcr M. Ci Holm, K'.'lbcrjc, from 1'ort Itiglio II. H. Kogejra and his par iludes Charles Lfpcaster Ot Oreat Brltaln and n pi tlie Standard Oil Company tn England. -wiu to-morrow wltneaa tho loading of thc first cargo steutner at thc Virgln ian's piers. Thi? will bo the steamer Hverctt, of thc Masfachnaotte Mtenm fciilii Company, of Boston, which will lake ou 7.1't'O tons of coal. At thc reoeptlon and luuohcon at the Board of Tra.de were Mr. Rogera nnd "Mark Twain," who'shook hnnds wlth more than 3,000 people. lt waa u. neur tr approach to a Whito House roccp* tlon than Norfolk ever had before, and ?when tho two dlstingul.-hcd visltors liad grasped every hand the-fr palms ?were qulto red from thc grasp of thc "?folk from home." Many Mlatiikt-n. "Mark Twain" was fir.-t iu thc line nnd Mr. Hogera was next. They etood tip In thc corner of the largo green and Hold room of tlie Board of Trade a.-> tho vjaltora passed before them for tiiclr greietlng. Thero were many mls lakea mado, for nearly every one mis took "Mark Twain" for Mr. Rogers, anel t-s thc vlsltora passed "Mark Twain'' (-ongrnttilatlng thc builder of the Vlr Kintun Kallwajr hc dld not Bay a word. After the processlon passed thc crowd jnaased Itself ln the rear of the room, crowdlng Out in tho halliyay and ln the corners. Then canio crlea Of ??.Speech! Speech!" and <iultc as it ho expected it, "Mark Twain" tnounted a -u-iiair. Tho appenrance of his Sllvered, nhaggy head above thc- croivd cotn inanded lnstant attentlon, "My friends," he said, "while I have been shaklng your hands r havo lis tcuetl lo some very ilullcrlng coinpli* xnonta. I Uke compllments, especially t ho.-^c which seem to come from the lienrt. aa yottr.s did. "They went straight to my heurt, tind I thank you all. I could not help l?ut feel ilattored as you passed nn nitd thanked mc so sincerely tor tho gplcndld railway I had built tltrougli your i-ltatc. I (ike cunipliuu-ntH, geu th.-incii, und 1 thank you." Thls brought forth a merry round ol laughtor, aiuf for the ilr.st timc those v ho had mixed "Mark Twiiiu" up wlth jlr. Flogers realized tholr tnlatake ^\'hcn Mr. Clemona flnlahcd apeal.lne thero was a fow tnonieuts' pause, aheJ then cnuie crtes of "Mr. Rogera, speech llogers: Wli.vc'.s .Mr. Rogera!" Mr 1,'ogcrs iHouiiie.1 a. chair aml syid: "Oenllbpio.n, It is my buslness to btilld railroada, 1 oniploy mj- oratoi lie-rc to talk about the-ni," layiug hls tiand upon Mark Twaln's Bliouldor. "Ilo is un old frlend, aml I feel that 1 can tulte liherlh-s wltli hlm." Hiih ItnU.-d IIls l'rloc. "I havo rajsed my prlce," sald Mr Cloiiiens, as hc und Mr. Rogera wore Icavlng tho, steanier Jefferson thi; mornliuj. "I am ua high aa thc high est of them now." he- remurkod, re forrlng to the warm welcome oxtende.! by the committee. "They call you Mai'lt Twain, lm-or jioruteel," chlil.-d Mr. Hogera, "Ves," replled the humoi-isi, "Ui, IieWKpapei's may troat tliat mattei liuinorously, but ll ls |Vo laughllig nuil tor. Oo you know, 1 have recolvee ti letter from the Oermau governmeni nhout llint, nmi my lncoriioration ol mj-solf is probably golng tn break the jiresent (ntornatlonal eopyrlght systim cl 11 to sintish." Somo ouo asked Mr. e'letnoiis, wln Vus oiU'O a pllot ou the Mlsslsslpp ]:i\er, ll' he intended to pllot tha Nau 11coltO from l''runkliu to Venezueda 'I'iio vessel is said to he \ty President (."astro for "?'What dO.es tln-' .iub 1': WJl i;; ilUogCthet' a iilli Tcuiiiiitu'-'d ou I'ato U'w? SUCCESSFUL RETURN < ohiiI /i|]|i,llii llrln--H III* Alrslilp Ilne-k (O MlnrlltiK IMIicr. I'lNflOI.I'INtl, OI.RMANY, April 2.? Ti..,- Zeppelln ulrshlp. that Bpent tho nlght Iu an open fleld near thla town, aflcr having been drlvon by a atorm yesterday from tho neighborhood of Mlinlch, rouscended at 11.H> thls morn Ing and fitttrted ou Hs rcltirn jeuirney to thO Bnvarlan cupltul. Grocted hy lleijnltj. Mt'NlCil, Aprll ?.',?Thc Zeppelln alr? shlp appearcd over Munlch about half* paat i u'ciotk thla afternoon and made a stirressfui landlng on the parado ground outalde the clty. Tho count waa greeted by tho Pflnce Regont of Bavaria und tfeveral prlncea and prin ecHKos of the royal family. A vast crowd had uns>enibled to wltucss the de-scen., whlch was mudo llgbtly and cuslly. Thc alrshlp Wt here at liuir-pnst .1 o'clor-k oii the return trlp to l-'rledrlch ahafen, lliii-k n? Krledrlc'lixhnfeii. rRIKlJRIOHHlfArKN, Aprll 2.?Count Zeppelln, wlth uis alrehlp, arrlvod at tho balloon hall at 8 o'clock thls cve NOT THE MAN l-'oivlrr'-i Only Merfiiirae. Iliiv.?-\er, I? to Nuc t'hlrt at I'ollPf-. Ai;e;i"STA, GA., Aprll 2.?Ofllcera from Bo ton, wh'o a'rrlved thls riiorn ! ln*r. declared thnt XV. XV. Fowl$r, who has been under arrest here, wus not W. 11. ijwi-ii, former fongressman from lii'llana, who 1-; wanted ln Boston on jcharges of fraud. Powler was at onco ! released. Ingpecto'r A, C. Armatrong, of tho [Boston Bureuti of Criminai investlga Itlon, and A. 1". I-uther, u foriner cm ploye Of OWen, wero the Boston men who saw i"o-,v!ir. Luthor sald tho prisoner was not Owen. Luthor aald he worked for Owen nix months, nnd ',kncw hlm Intlmatelv. Inapecfor Arrn [strong said that Mr. Fowif-r looked ,\-<-ry mUCh likc Owen, and that It [would requtre a personal acqualntanco to sav he was not Owen. I-'owI-t'h at? torney here denounced thc h?-?-pIng e,f hls cllenl In tho -onimnn rells at po? llce headnuartori as a "damnabi-- out ra?e." The onl%- It-gal recourso Kowler h=?s is to sue the chlef of po)ir<. i,,,n vldually, ih- cannot sue the clty. Mr. Fowler Is sntd to bo sufferlng from gluueomn. An Imtncdlatej opera tion to savc hls aight was declared ? i ? isary, and h<- was taken to B hos plta -oi aft<-r he was re-le-ased. FOR UNIFORMITY Confcrenee on Betircea itniiroad Au iliiirltl,-*. ou t'nr J-e-rvi**--. WASHlNelToN. D'. C, Aprll 2.?A conferenee between the leadlng rali roada atithoritiea on the questlon ot i rvlce und car demurrage und th<; repreaentallvea of the tttterstate com merco Commlsslon and state Railroad C immlsstona ol all tho Statea, was bo gtin to-day In the offlcee of thc Inter Btate ->*ommerco Commlapipn. fn openlng the uesslon, Mr. L-ai - that the co'nfatmce was for tho puc, ? ? dr&fting * practlqabla und just aet of demurraj-c rulca, whlch would 1-j.tor be submittcd to thc Natlonal As ition of Railway Commissioners and to the Amerlcan Railway Asso? clatlon in tli** hope that these rulo.* would'be atfopt'ed by all tho State commisMons. the Ihteratate C'omniercc Commlsaion and thc railroads: throughi out th') country, and brlnglug about uniformlty In *x matter as to whlch thero has been tho greatost couflict between shlppers and carriers. TO SHIFT BWME Announccincnt of Blount'a At.nrney ln Murder Trlul IndlcMc* Thln. AM1TK C1TV. LA.. Aprll 2.?-"Wo will not only produce thc 10-gaugo shotgun ttaed ln kllllng J. O. Breelan.l. hls wlfe und atepdaughtef. but wo will show In court who kllled them." Such was tho tleelaratlon to-day -)f 'co-insel for Averv Blount, charged with (tlie assas.-inatlon of the Brecland fam !ilv, and now being tried on one Indlct ment alleglng the murder of the man. Thls announcenient. coupleel wlth evi? dence introduced by the defense, indl cates that an attempt is to he made by Blount'a lawyers to shlft thc respon.il bilitv for tho crlme to a relatlve of , Btount's who dtsappeared from nls hunie near Tlckfaw on the day of the ! nitirder. and who has not been scen eir heard from slnce BAND CONCERTS I'rcKldent TuH lMue? Order Whlch AVlll l'opuIarl7,c Spcedwayn. ?WASHINGTON'. U. C, Aprll 2.?Presi? dent Taft to-day Issued order that will make tho apeedway iu Potoniac. Park, BOUth of the White House grounds, the ?'iviu outdoor soclal centro of Wash? ington. The' orders aro for the erection of a bandstand ori the speodway, where tho Marlni' Hand will play evenlngs twlc-3 a week durlng tho summer. The concerts will begiu April 11, Tliev will sturt at !> o'clock and end it 7 o'clock. president and Mrs. T.ift decided to he present at eacli of the concerts. The idea ls said to hav-j orlginated wlth Mrs. Taft TO MARK GRAVES . pir. Lamb Iptroduces Blll jl-ro.vldlag.for I'rpHldt'Bt T.vlcr nud (JrorRc Wythe. ", WASHINOTON; O. < .. Aprll 2.--That i 1-resident .lohn Ty.ler aud Goorge .; Wythc, a slgner of the. Tleelaratlon of ; i Iiidepeiidenco. should have pujtable [ markei-s at their graves is tho bellef i of Represontalive Lnmb, of Virginia. ' ' I-Io has Introdueeil a bill atipropriat ling 310.0fi0 for the erectlon of a nioiiu ment to Tvler in thc lloll\wood Cenie ' j Ui y, at Rielimotul, Va., anel nnother an ' i propriatlng $1,000 for a markcr in St. iljevhn's Cemetery, at the same place, i wltcrc Wythc is buried. WAS IT. OR NOT? ' 1 Wlnchft-tPE Kecln Two Seuarntr nud IllKlbie* >'.-.iilii|iiiik,- SlieirkH. ?! WINCHHST10R. VA.. April 2.--Twc sepnruto und dlstlnct ahocks of earth* ' etiiake wero felt hero about 2:20 thls 1 mornlng. Reports from Cbarlestowr Innd Hiirper's Fcrry, W. Va;, show thal . tho ritinko wns felt there. No damagt j rcsillted. Not Ohservad ln Wn?hln-j-toii. WASHI.VCTON, D, C? April 2.?-There l vi-as no recorel of an eartlnitiako ot the selsinngruph of tho Weathei Bureau here, DR. ELIOT DECLINES OIIU-lull.v Auaouiiee.l Thal Uo AMU No( AeiH'|)t ViuhiisHiiilarsiiiii. WASHINQTQN, D. <"., April 2.?Boili ut the Stalo lii-.purtuu ul anel tho Wllltj i touso to-day it wus otflclally aunituneetj thul Dr. Charles W. Kliot. the rctiritm |n-esideut of ll.irvtird I'nl versily. had (leiiuUely and llnally derldcd that ll? ? ? .>111.1 not accept the lende'i- of tlie ain bafiiuduibliip to Grcut brltain. IS With His Party, Spcnds the . Day Ashore With thc Governor. DANCES ON THE BOAT WITH MISS DRAPER Says "Attack" on Him Was -Mcrcly Angry Exprcssions Uscd by "Idiotic, E.xcttablc Italian"?Dclay of Steamer L'pscts Plans for Entcr tainmentat Naplcs. GIBRALTAR, April 2.?The steamer Ilamburg, wlth Theodoro Rooso vclt and flic members of his party on board, e-amo Into Gibraltar a fe;w mlnutea ticforo 9 o'clock thls mornlng. Mr. Roosevelt came ashore wlth Rlchard I* Sprague, tho Amerlcan con su^ and an alde ele camp of General 8lr I-'rederh-k Korcstlcr-Walker, Gov? ernor of Gibraltar. Accompanlcd by tho Governor, an alde und Mr. Sprague, Mr, Rooaevel.t droive ln tho Govcrnor'a carrlago out along tho north front and Up to tho llmlt of Brltlah terrltory. Wlth Mr. Sprague, Mr. Roosevelt then vlalted the Medltcrranean Club, where hla name was enterod on tho vlsltors' hook. Mr. Sprague and Mr. Roosevelt then drervo hack to thc pler, wlienco Mr. Roosevelt went off to thc ilamburg ahortly after half-paat 11. Tho dock was crowdeel wlth people, who gavc Mr. Roosevelt an onthuslaatio farewell. Thc Ilamburg salled for NaplOB at 12;20 o'clock. Mr. Roosevelt refused to ho photo t-raphe-d and decllned every roquest for an Intervlow. Trlp* Light Fantn?llc. Last nlght at a dancc on thc Ilam? burg Mr. Roosevelt danced wlth Mlss Ruth Draper. Before wilhdrawing for th. nlght Mr. Roosevelt appeared ln t1 ? imoklng room and chatted wlth the ;? sengera for twenty mlnutes. When asked dlrectly concemlng the or that aa attack had been made upon hlm durlng tlie voyage, Mr. Roosc Ivelt sald that the only basis for it was [that an "idiotic. excltablc Italian" uscd : angry expressions to him whlle iic was j on the brldge of thc vessel, taiking to th<* captain. Hc said thi.-: man made no I attempt upon hlm whatever, nnd that I be was promptly rcmoved and con j iiii',1 b'low thc rcmatnder of thc Voy> ! ?*SW. rian>? l"i>?o?. NAPld-S, April 2.?Thc German (steatnship agents here alinoun'-e that tho HamburF, which ia d-ic Sunday. will not arrive at Napiea untll Mon day. owlng to thc bad weather. De spitc this, they say, the steamer Adtnl ral, on Whlch Mr. Roosevelt will bc a passonger to Mombasa. will leave Mon doy nlght. Mr. Roosevelt Miereforo Will havo only a few hours to spend here, and thls fact has upset all thi plans of thc people of Naplcs lo re ceivo hlin. Klnjc WH1 Xot Me-ct Hlm. ROME. Aprll 2.?The Trlbtina prlnts nn offlclal denlal that Klng Victor Knimanuel will mcct Mf. Rpoaevelt ci* tuko him to Measina. Ambassador Grlscom and his party will not go to Naptes untll Sunday, owing to the dclay tn thc arrival there of the Ilamburg. ATTORNEYS' FEES Co-urt IJe-cldcn Hcpbtirn Act AlloTV* Thc m to Sblppcris. MACON. GA., April 2.?Where con nc.-ting hnes ot railroads, enguged ln interstato commeroe, shall fall prop? erty to transport property, wlllch they have. recelved und for the transportatlon of whlch they have been pald, antl also fail audrcfuse for an unre-asonable tlme to pay the shlppcr the loss thus sustalned, the court is authorlzed by thc ?TIephurn act" to allow in its judgment reasonable attorneys' fees to the shlppcr aml against the offending compahies, aecordini-; to an. opinion rendered to-day by Juelgo Emory Speer in the case of the Riversidt! Mills. of Augusta, vs. the Atlantlc Coast; Llne Ruilroad, heard ln the United States Clrcult Court for the N'ortheastein Divlsion of the Southern Dlstrict of Georgla. Tho court allows $100 in attorneys fees. _ AGAINST BILL BOARDS li-celcratloii of Woirien's Cluba Tarn* rcmi'orarlly From fhrlMniH* 'rrei*M. S\N ANTONIO. TEX.. April 2.--con cludlng their aunual meet ing thc dit'e. torato of the General Federatlon ui Women's Cluhs. re-presenting two niil llon club women. to-day udopted reso lutious dedlarlng against blll-board ad v'ortlslng und against the Christmaa troo, inasniueh as tho use of Chrlstiua-i h'ces "threatens to annlhllatb tho tdv |csts of cedar trecs." Leglslathpn prp ivlding for tho replunttug of the cedar 1 foresta is propbsed. \ j Tlie delogates will lcavo to-morrow on a tour of Moxico. READY FORlERVICE I Mranutlilp Cnrtajro Arrlvc-r nt ?vr Or lennn Froui Xewport Ne?v*e. NEW 01.1.KANS. LA., .M-rl' "?Tho steamshlp Cartago, of tho United Fruit Company, which was ulinost. wreekei! on an island off tho coast of^-Spunlsli Ilomluras last October, arrlved hon1 , to-day from Newport Notvs, whero 11 I was ee.ulpped wlth an entirely new I hull at a cost of $150,000. lt will ut once resinne servlco bc tweon New Orleaus and Central Aiuim ican ports, saillng to-niorrow foi i C'olon. COTTING PRICES l-'ertillaer Trade In SoulU la Xo\> DriMVini. t oiiMiil.-rulile Allcntiou. 1.A1.T1MORK. 1111, April 2.?Attcn tion la belng dlrected to the> fortillzet u-uile, In which it is deolared. pi'leet ure belng out rlght and loft. Tlie pmolpal liuUlegroiintl irt said (< i.c the far South; where prlces of ilnishe-d nroduutM liitve .i>--j:u slusheil $!i,and Si ii ton. < ntiv**ve hifts. drasth in Hiis i < ? ii -Itury, tllt*VI?t.ll ln U-Cs li&Vt bceri loucrcd. 11 51MD5 FOR LOCAL DPT1DM Would Vcto Statewidc Proln bition if Adopted by Unin structed Lcgislaturc. DENIES DEAL WITH RING OR LIQUOR Catulidatc Addrepscs Enthusias tic Mancliester Audiencc on Is? sues of the Campaign?Dcfends His Record as Democrat, State Senator and Con fedcrate Veteran. WITH tho tleelaratlon that he would vcto a bill for Stato wido prohlbitlon, if paesed by an uninstructed 1-cglslaturc, Judge Wllllam llodges Mitnn closed tho most successful speech of hls campaign for thc governorshlp of Virginia iu Leader Theatre, ln Manchester, last nlght, hls audienco belng largo anel responslvc, greetlng wlth enthuslasm hls humor ouh callles. From the vdlume of ap? plause, It mlght bc inforred that thc posltlon eif tlie cnndldatu aa to schools, and on th.o liquor questlon, met thc approval of hls audlencej but applause was lacklng when ho talked for B quarter of an hour or moro on good roads. Thc more amplo explanatlon of hla vlews on the salo of liquor proved al? most tho only new matter In the ad? drcss, whlch was ln its formatlon much the eamo as that dellvcrcd In I'etcrs. burg at the openlng of hla campaign. The style of dellvery, howevcr. waa differcnt, tho speaker maklng no rcf crerice to hls munuscript, and throwlng ln many side comments whlch kept the audlence In u good humor, and from tlme to tlmo stlrrcil tho cntlre house to applause. I>?*inocrncy Supreme. Charles I*. I'ago. Cotiimonwoaltli's Attorney of Manchester, lntroduceel Judgo -Mann, hls easy manncr antl llu cnt trlbtitc glvlng thc ? candldato e good send-off. "Jn tliis State." pald Mr. Fagc. "thc Democratlc party ls the people, anc whllo some would faln threaten us from the man of our cholce by buga boos of Republican success, I dr> not bolievo that any sane man doubts that the nomineo of tho Democrati party will bc thc ttext Governor ol Vlrglnia." Mr. Rugo went Into some dctall t defend the record of Judge Mann as t Iconfederate vetora*h, t?aylng that u i the ago ot" Bevfirtteelt, he had cnlistee ? as a prlvato sdlfller ih the Souther: cause, and had oustalndd seyere ln jurle.s nt tho battlo of Seven rines whicii would havo jiistiiled hlm ln re tlrlng from the aervlce. Howovor. wltl some necessary Intermlsslon. hc hat continucd in the aprylce to tho close of thc war, and came forth as hc hat entered, a prlvato soldier. "A sneor was east on hls record fron thla platform last week," hc salel "Tho wonder is not that hc dld not come from the army a general or t colonel, hut that ho e-ontlntied in the scrvlco at all, to the close of the war." Mr. I'ago concluded by pre sent Ing Judge Mann as "the next Gov? ernor of Vlrglnia." and thc candidate recelved a most ilatterlng receptlon. A Sclf-Mnde Man. Hls address was malnly on thrci great Issues?schools, roads and thi liquor problem. Hc declared himsel a self-made ninn, nnd said the strug gles ho had goiic through as a pooi boy had taught hlm to devotc himsel to srooothlng the path and openlng tln door of opportunlty to those of hli klnd, so that no man mlght bc dcnle. a fnir chance In Ufe. "I have been a Democrat all m Ufe," sald Judge Mann. "I have ncvo claimed to bo any better or any wlse than that great party, and I have ti thank God that there has never beet a timo wheu I couldn't follow its platt form in all of its planks. "I was a Bryan elcctor In 1S0G au< voted for the great Commoner, tln greatest Amerlcan cttlzon to-day. havo always stood for the party tha dellvcrcd Virginia from reconstructloi and establlshed, l belle.vo forever, tln supremacy of an Andrew Jackson typi of Democracy ln thls Cominonweiilth. "As to our oKl veterans. they ari faSt passing away. Tho llrst approprl atiott I will recommend to the Degisln turo will be for the rellef of Conl'ed erutc soldiers. and I will ask that tha appropriation take the rlght of way." Tlip Univeralty of Vlrglnia. Hero the candidate dlscussed at sonii length thc recent acts of tho Leglsla tuto for thc betterment of schools niie thc erectlon of high schools in Vir ginitt. passing on to thc University o Virginia, whlch he said should bi placed wlthln the reach of men of inod erato means and more closcly ln to'licl wlth tho public school systctn ot thi StuU-. Ch. thc course of thls eliscu.-sloi hc pald a high trlbute to President Al de-i-maii. 1-ater hc declared for a pollc; of croatlon of ugricultural high school in illffcrcnt eeetlons of tho Siatc am for tho bulldlng up of tho btate t'emah normal schools, as the fountain of Sup ply for all public si-liool liistruction. On thc questlon of good roads Judg' Muun sald that tho Staio of Vlrginii for many year.-, had been wastin. Sl.OOO.OttB a year worklng rparla in th? spring aud sumuu-i', only to havo tlu-n washed away ln tho fall and wlutci He comineudc-I the plan of worklni convlcta on tho roads, and salel tha wheu tho contraot with tho Davls Sho Company at the pciiitentlary explrcs li l!>i:i,.nll convlcta should be put 011 th , roticis, the long-tlma men In qimrrio , brcaklug rock for the uso of tho count. j road bulldlng forcos. An Opponcat of l.H]uur. On the liquor questlon hls vlews me ! wlth the greatest applnuso nnd th. ' closost attentlon. On ihls point th I catulidatc sald ln purt: "Soniu of t\\ | peoplo oi' Vlrglnia have been vory an , UcltOUa to knov- what 1 thlnk ol' tli liquor uucstion, wheu for forly yoiii' 1 havo fought I'ni- temperariuo, ut tinio I almost singlc-haiulcl. I have refusc | t'ecs from tl"- liquor p'eppld and hav l lakon casos for the temperuii'ce force | withunt eoniponsution. "f uiidcistaial niv t "it-iKl, ,Mr. Tuel.*?r iivho niaih 11 mpoccil lu-i'u last u'Ci-lt, au. SULLY DISCLOSES HIS Mffl SGHEME Farmers and Business Men of the South Own thc Cotton Industry. IT IS UP TO THEM TOSAY THE WORDi Ten Million Dollars Is Availahlc to Finance His Scliemc, Which Will Mcan a Saving of Two Ilundrcd and Fifty IMillions to People. ATLANTA, GA., April 2.?-"When tho farmers ot tho South and the buslness men of tho South say tho word, funds will be Itnmedl ately avallablo ln sufflclent volumo to forevcr placo tho great Industry of cotton productlon upon a stablc foun datlon, freo from thc chanco fluctua tlons of tho market, relleved of tho at tarks of manlpulutors anel leavlng the gigantlc crop monopoly of thls sectlon to respond, uncmbarrassed and unrc strictcd, to tho logttlmato laws of Blip ply and domand. The result shoultl mean to tho South an annual cash saving ranglng from $K.0,000,000 to J250.000.ej00." In theso plnln terms, Daniel J. Sully, thc man who droyo cotton to Its hlgheat nmrket prlco slnce tho CIvll War, to-day oulllned the purpose of hls visit to Atlanta and the South. ContlnuJng, Mr. Suliy sald hls plan contemplates "tho croation of au lm prcgnable buslness systcm whlch shall do away wlth the annual necesslty of tho furmcr sacrlflcing- mllllons of balcs of cotton for presslng debt, congest Ing Sho marke.t, hammt-rliig down prices, upscttlng tho law ot supplv and demand, and Ioslng to this seclloii tho tremendous sums that aro Its due ln return for tho ono crop lnellspen eablo to tho needs of clvillzatton. Ite Askn Notlilng. "I do not ask one penny from tho Southern people, I do not ask tho pledgtng of one balc of cotton untll I have glven ainplc good falth of BUf ficiont flnanclal hack ing from sources that are unqucstlonubk! to carry everv detall of thc plan Into effect, and t'o safeguard the Interest of everv far nier in tho South, from thc man who rals--s ono bale to the man who raiscs | a thousand bales. i "A minimuni fund ..f $10,000,000, " ' ' '?'?' ' ??" ui"-: coni ervalke . : lln.in.ler in tho United States, ls avail 1 able to bc Investcd ln such Ironclnd i sccurttles as shall insure thc ahilitv , and thc responsibillty of the plnns of . j promotcrs to redeehi their promfscs and | obllgatlons to thc last deta.il. i "Tho peoplo of tlie South will bo t given thc flrat opportunitv to Invcst In i this project. if upon rlgid Investlgatlon :|it commends ltself to their jiidgment. ilinokbonr of Plan. "Thc backbone of thc "plan Is a chuin of honded warchouses throughout thc South of sufllcient number and ca puclty to house one-thlrd of thc crop, i and that one-thlrd, as has been dom I onstrated, will bo thc balance of power whlch will render market congestion Imposstblo and Insurc tho dlsposal of ?tho crop In strict conformity with tho laws of supply and demand." In borrowing money ou his warc ,1 houso certlficates, Mr. Sully sald thc |;farmcr does not surrender thc equlty , j in hls eotton. "It Is hls to sell when ever hc p'eases, or to hold as long as , he pleases. with tho plain business ex , ception that the ccrtltlcate ho may ;i havo used as collateral for tho loan ls a prlor lien upon tho bale which must bo satlsflcd out of thc sale of the bale when that culmination is reached." The company would be- pald a nomi? nal fee for each bale cf cotton han dled. and ln thls way Mr, Sully lig urcs a fair prolit will be reallzo'd on thc Iiivestment. ?SAL0ME" BARRED MnMsnohusi-tt-.1 (ioveruor, Uoxtnu'a ^Injor nud Others SInke l'tali-.ii. BOSTON, MASa, Aprll 2.?The opera "Salome," which tho Manhatlan Grand Opera Company intended to pre? sent at thu Boston Theatre next Thurs? day will not bo glven because of the protests from Governor Ebon S. Draper, Mayor Georgo A. Hlbbard, Blshop Lawrence, of thc Kplscopul Church, Vlcar-Genoral Pattorson, of tho Roman Cathollo Church; Kev, Dr. Georgo A. Gordon, of tho Congrega tionai Trlnitarian body; ex-Govorutu Curtls Gullel und other lcadlng cit Izons. Tho clergy objected to tho opera on moral grouiuls, and many of them cop tider that a presentation of ".Hulonie" next Thursday would hc a profanation ot' Holv Week. Mayor Hlbbard notlficd thc lessoes of tho Boston 'I'heatrc, l'rohniati aml llarrls, to-day, that if tho Manhattan Company pcrsisted iu its lutention of proeluclng "Salome." ho would Irivoke such power us hc liutl to stop the presentation. As u result of thc nutm-rous pro tests, Oscar Ilumuiersloin, director, dc clded not to present the opera; FILIPIN(fsPEAKS j I ltci>re*.eiitn<ive ln Congrcaa Brotcata A-guiiiM I'l-ci- Trudc Wlth IkIhihIm. r| WASHINGTON. D. ?"'.. Aprll ..?-Tic* hvolco ol' thc l-'illpliiu for 'he lil'st tim" ' jwits. hbartl to-ilay ln thc legialatlvo 'Ihalls nt" I'luigrcss. it waa volep ralsed ? \ in protest agalnst tho systoni of Croe ! trade, whlch tho Bayno bill aeuks to ileatabllsh wlth tim I'lilllppitios. >i l'almn Ocampo de Leon. realdent coni i mlssloner from the Phllipplnes, criti ^clze-d tho proposltion for freu trade, be* causo, he sald, It would enuse, a da ? loreose ln thc reyenues of the Islands, ' i and net upon the trusts ln sueh a way aa to preclu.le Ihe posslblllty of In.ie jpendence. .Spenking for tln- Filipinos I and vplolng their st-ntlnients, Mr, I Ocampo de Loon pleutlcd for such ln* '! dependenee, ?' 1 Tho commlaaloner sald he voiceel tho ?' sentIment of elght million FUtplnns in -'usltlng Congress to gruut. iudepend.-uce ? I to Utts Inhubilanls of thc Phillppincs. GETS FOURTEEN YEARS lanvver lt (iiueli'tt'il of llefriiiidititt uis iii.-iiis or .i:;uo,oiiu, NI-'.W CHM.KANS I.A., April J. U,,l. en J. IvlaJoqoy, a (awyor, convloted (if clofvaqellng cilieula of.|J0Q,00Q, waa to* iiuv .--.- is t ?ii-.-. ,i t.i fourteen years iu tUfi VvnilciUiaiy. APRIL FOOL JOKE Pltlatrurg Pntwr Tell* ol rrnrfiil Itnv* nicr-< Itj- tlie .fnpnnc-ic. prTTsniruG, p.\., Aprll 2.?-Cfedototn PIttsburg was alnrfned yesterday by t report from tho I'aclllc Coast, ln whlri It, was tioclarod that San Prnnelaco hftd hoen blown off tho inap by a JHpnnos floot, Oaklnnel had been Invcled, some Amerlcan vessols had been sunk just outslde thc cntrancn to the Golden Gate, anel thnt glguntlc aerlal Japn neses monsters were orossing tho Rocll - h's, hurllng- bomba mi tho enrth below and leavlng dova.itatlon nnd ruln In their wkkc, The report reached PIttsburg about 2 o'clock thls aftornoon through the mndlum of tho oarly etlltion o'f a face tious afternoon newspapcr whlch nn peareel on tho stroct with a flarlng red llno, ".Tapanoso Strlko Awful Biow to Anicrica on Aprll 1. Japa Invauo America, Deatroy Fleeta, Capture Cltles, Slay Inhabltants anel Make April 1 an Av/ful Day Iu Hlstory." PIttsburg- "bit" and "bit" hard. Wlthln half an hour after tho "newa" appoarcd upon tho strcets thn down town thoroughfares wore black wlth peopl/J. smlthflcltl Street, In front of tho publication ofllcei of tho paper. was ono sccthlng mass of humanlty, fightlng and struggllng to get wlthln readlng distancc of tho bulletlu boards. "lloosevclt Is Hurrylng Back," tho second bullctin rcael. "Selzed thu Ilamburg, Deposed tho Captain anel Took Command?Turncd Shlp's l'row?. Vessel Now Hcaded for tho United States nnd WIU Brlng Hclp?Flurry at Capltal." So great had the crowd become at thls tlme thnt extra pollce had been called to kcop order. Men cluwcd at each other, torc clothes and fotight. To mako matters wor."0, one lono Cht nnman sauntercd elowu the strce-t. Hc was not a Jupuucsc, hut ho was yel? low, and tho mob waa tn a mood to ve.-nt Its splte. But John Cltlnaman snw theni comlng, and ho ia posslbly run? nlng yet. Georgo Cole, one of thc clty dctcc tlves, took tho matter so seriously thnt he startcd thc formatlon of a voluntccr mllltary company among the members of tho pollco forcci Then the ropetltlon of tho date, Aprll 1. ln tho bullctlns 3truck tho crowd nnd grad ually thc war clouel scparatcd. leav? lng the same old pall of smokc over thc Smoky Clty. DISCHARGE AGENTS Now iDHiironre- Ijuh nt Xcw Vork Will t'o-it Many Potittlona. NF.W YORK, April 2.?As a result of thn limltatlon placed upon new busl? ness of life insurance companldo by tho Insurance law. tho Now Vork Llfc Insurance Company, it was announced to-day, will on May 31, dlschargo 1. 000 of Its ugents ,In varloua parts of tho country. Thc dlsmlssal order, Which will affect agenta who chvoti: only part of their tlme to the com? pany, was rendered necessary by thc declalon rendered yesterday by su? preme Court JUBtlce O'Gorman. uphold ing tho eonstitutlonullty of that sec? tlon of thc insurance? law whlch llmltt new buslness to bo wrltten by anv company in any calendar year to $130,. 000,000. Justico O'Gorman's dccislon forbado thc company from issulng a $23,000 policy on ground that Its llmlt for new business for tho year hml been reached and could not bo ex? tended. Kdward B. Pe.rkins, second vlco-pres ident ot tho New York Llfo Insurance Company, sald to-nlght that ln the laat two years moro than 3,000 life In surance agenta havo lost their poal ttons. Another 1,000 would have to go by May 31, thus brlnglng a forcp which once numbercd S.000 down to 2,000: FINDS HIMSELF I MlulDtcr, Tcuipornrtly Drrnnged, AVrMcie Home. Asktng f?r Gunrd. 1 MACON. G\.. April 2. ? Ucv. Albe-rt C. I Kand, who has been strangcly mlssing ! from hls home in Warsaw. lnel., waa | dlscovercel at a hotel In this clty to | day, when Dcputy Sheriif Charles Moou arrlved to accompaiiy hlm to hls home. j The minlstcr left home on March + for j Wabash. Ind.. where ho was to conduct a meetlng. Hc dld not arrlve at Wa ' hash, and had not been heard from i untll hls wifo recelved a special elo I llvery letter Wediiesday statlng ho had become ratlonal hero after his j wanderlng, and asklng for some one to accompaiiy hlm home. The letter was I wrltten ln Macon last Sunday, at which I tlme thc minUter stated he came to hlmself. Thc ofticer stated his family belleved hls temporary mental derange ment was due to ovcrstudy. ST1LL IN JAIL Vouug nnllliuor,. Otlle-inl In Vnablc to Glvt- llall. BALTEtfORE, MD., Apr.il 8,?Wllllam F Downs. thc- young stock clerk ot the clty register's offlce, IsJo-^eW ln the clty jail In default of baM flxed bv Judae Wrlgh't in the Crlmlnal Court nt $87,500, after the grand jury hnd to day returned thirty-fivo IndlctmentE agalnst Downs, oharglnjg hlm witli lar conies of money betopglng to thc clty to tho amount of $23,580. An audlting company is now at work on tho booka of the offlce ln which Downs was employed. but thus far tha amount of thc shorlagc ls not known to exceetl tho amount almady an tiounced?slightly OVOV $67,000. F0UND~GUILTY Cubnn ( ourl-Mnillnl ScntencCS Con nplrntoi-H to Death. HAVANA. Aprll 2.?The declalon o? . the court-martiai which tried Sergeant Cortc/. und his sop. Vii-.cutc, on u charge ? of mllltary rebellion, und Corporal : rtlcurdo on a charge of coiisplracy 'n conpoctlon wlth the recoiit revolutionr arv unrlslng at Vueita.--, was announced ! to-day. Sergeant Cortez and his son w-?re found guiity. and thc penalty Impbsed was death. Rlcardo was uoiuitteu of tho charge- hrought against hlm. SPECIAL^AGENTS I V|i|iointi-d for ln\ i--,?ii4iultin of 1,1111 tl I'rmi.ls lll tln- WeSt, \V \SII IN'GTHN. D, C, Anril 2,?Spe? cial agenta ln thu tieid servloo foroc of llm general laml OfflOQ for th.,' in I vestlgatlon of alleged. land frauda ln i thc We-st were to-day appolpted hv I Secrotarv of iho Interiur Bulllngvr among them belng ;Robert C. wniis j eif North Carollna, to Little Rook, Ai-k. Georgo lluywolh, I'f Ti'S.f.-, to Plioeulx, At'l/. ?'.' . ? Di'iuii-iiiuiii Store iiin-ii*.. SPATTT3KBUR0, s.r. Aprll '-'?-Fir.' ai rturt.-v'iiie earlj to*day tjestro.vae: property valued al $100,000, wlth ijt,", tuio insurahoe, ? 't\\a lut-gei dcpui-tmi-ui store or A. \. CoUci'.?; Cd i\ a intrun . lo thv b1 * uu'l. 5 IS Mr. Spight, of Mississippi, Makcs Some Decidcdly Dcmocratic Remarks. TALK ON THE TARIFF GOES MERRILY ON -Mr. Clayton, of Alabama, An swers Some Pointcd QuestionS and Dcclares That the Pay'nc Bill Is Dead and "Mtfitfe Aldrich" Will Write Mcasure, WASHINGTON, D. C. Aprll 2.?Tln Republican leaders ot tho Houso cxprossed themselve-u to-day as absoluU-ljf confldcnt of be* Ing able to pass tho tariff blll when. ever they decldo to put It upon Ui passage. Thls conclusion is tho result of n carcful canvass. The annonnce tnent wus confldcntly made they would havo sufflcicnt strength to vote down. motlons by the .Domocrats to rocommit the blll with Instructlons, whlch will bo tho test. Tho flnnl vote, tt ls be-> lleved, will be reached next week, pos slbly on Aprll T. f'ry I"toiii H-mth. Tho Houso of Representativea to day reaumed debato upon tho tariff blll. "It is htimillnting to hear a cry com* Ing up from tho South for protectlon on some urticlr-a becauso they happen to bo produced In thnt sectlon." aalrl Mr. Spight, of Mississippi. What ho sald was cspocially truo of sugar aml hides. If, hc argucd, tho bill would go farther and put shoes on tho fre i llst, Its frumers would not bo so glar? Ingly Inconslstont. Mr. Spight snld ho dttl not agrcc wlth those opposing tho rcductlon of tho duty ou lumber, and ho wanted bug glng and tics put on tho freo llst. Tho blll. In the oplnlon of Mr. Bow ers, of Mississippi, dld not honestly redeem the Republican plr.dgcs. Tho promlso was, hc sald, that lt WOtlld correct Inequalltles antl falrly an<l cqultably distrlbtito tho burdens of tnx ation, but instcad certaln favored lu terests had been cared for whlle tha necessarlc-s of life had been taxed out of pruportion. Mr. Itansdcll, of Louislana, plcaded for it. duty of 5 1-2 cents a pound on Cotton Importatlons, deprecated the freo entry of PhlllppInO sugar, au.l >!?? fonded the poltcy of Qlfford Plnchoi tn regard to thu conaervatlon of the for* ests. "Tho Republican party," said Mr Clayton, of Alabama, "haa debuuehed tho mannfacturcrs of tho country by holellng out to them, by prcachment i and by r-ollcy, that tho government has the right to abuse the taslng pow? er so as te. hand out spcciul favora to them." Thc government, he declared, had no rlght to tax except to calso rovenuc. Itill Is .?*?-ctlniinl. The Paync blll, charged Mr. Clayton, was SQOttonal, In that lt gav'c to New Kngland free hides, coal und lumber. Ho urged that whlle such favors wero belng handed out, Juto bagging, cotton tles and kalnit. tho Gcrmuti fertlllzer, should bo restorcd to tho freo llst, in order that tho bagging trust may not havo tho benctlt ot a tariff on Jute. "ln or.tler to rob tho ralscr of our cotton, wiio must sell hls proiluet for thc prlco tlixcd ln thc free trado markets of thc world, linel hc ought to have hls Jutu bagging free." Thc graln farmer of tho West, ho snld. had hls blndlng iwino free by Republican lcglslatlou, and there: was no reason why juto bag? ging and cotton tlcs should not bo free. Mr. Clayton charged that a dlstin gutshed Senator from Rhodo Island, "u. Stato so small that tho Detuocrats iu Alabama who CllftW tobacco can splt across it," and who domlnates tho whole Republican party. is In secrot conclave wlth a select few and is mak ing a tariff blll which all Republlcana will swallow. Mr. Clayton said Senators Elkins and Scott. as well as Domocrats, had been cxcluded from the Finance Com mittec-rooni. "ls it not a fact," interjoctcd Mr. | P.urkc, of Pennsylvanla, "that whilo I Republican members of the commit? tee aro coriducttng their own investi gatlon, tho mlnorlty members ot that same committee are pursulng thc sanib I courso on tho samo llnes?" In Self-Defeuse. ' "I hopo they are, in self-dcfense." ; was Mr. Clayton's rcsponso, accom i paiiied by Dcmocratic applause. Ha sald that "if when a lot of Ropubli ) caus got together In some consplracy i against the well'uro of tho peoplo, it behooves the Democrats t" get togoth cr themselves. any where at any tlme." Mr. Burke asked if Mr. Clayton was I charglng that such a consplracy was i belrtg cuactetl. "Thnt Is my dellberate jiulgincut j agalnst tho eveU.no uf thc people of I tho Uniteel States," answercd tho Alu'r | bama membor, "Tho t'ayne blll ls dead," sald Mi*i ? Clayton. "Of courao, it will pass liere.'' ho sald, "aud you v.iii ull save your facea s'o far t|S tho House ts qorij cerned, but overybody hnows that Mars^ Aldrlch is golng to writo thi ; bill." Mr. Clayton roforied to "the rowtt i hiea," when ho was Interrupted hy i Mr. Ketiilall. of Iowa, Wlth the r? , mark thal there was "no idea In lowa 1 that dld not Indor'se protectlun." Mr ' Clayton rofcrred Mr. Kendall to Sen? ator Cummins, aml adviaed him '-) wrcstle with tho Senator over tho ellf fert'iK-o between a Republican tar tt nnd the Senator's Idea, Mr. CHivtoti sald ho had been tolel "tliat that same tariff haa robbed tlie people of _nor-a thfth n uundrcd mllllon dpllara ? year." t'hullt-iiKc Dim'l t.? ??I challeiige the statemenl," replU i Mr, Kendall. "Chuiiengo docsn'i go," Mr. Clayton c\,htluioii. Ha said thal lt Mr. ly-. ' dull wanted to pass chalhuiges they could meet outslde aud fight it oui. Chafln* Under Mr. Claj tou refei otl les, Mr. Burke (Pi i I " ?