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and prints it first"? The Timea - Ditpatch, of courie. Don't forget to have Th? Tlme* - Dispatch forwarded to you whlle on your ?"???*? tion. Phone Madiion 4041, Circulation Department THE TTMES FOUNDBD 1M*. THE DISPATCH FOUNDED 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 17,954 RICHMOND, VA? SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909. TIIE WEATHER, TO-nAY?Falr. PRICE TWO CENTS. WILL VETO BILL UNLESS TARIFF BATESJRE CUT President Declares Party Must Stand By Pledge of Downward Revision. ISSUES ULTIMATUM TO KICKIflG REPUBLICANS Heeding Unmistakable Call of Country for Change, Will Use - "Influence" to Carry Out Platform Promises as He .Understands Them. Statement Issued. WASHINGTON, D. C. July 16.? Any llngering joubt wlth ref erenco to the Presldent's posltlon townrds downward revision of the lariff was swept away to day when a statement was glven out at the Whlte House setting forth ln detall what Mr. Taft had to Bay to twenty-three Republican members of Congress who called to protest agalnst puttlng raw materlals on the freo list. The Pr-wlrtnit declarea that Ihe ne pulillean party ln conuultted to n down? ward rrvliiloni that he han never had any other Idea of the Ohlcnjso plat f?rm, and that he hlmaelf Itan prom laed ii ilonnsiaril revision to the peo? ple. Thls statement Is lnterpreted In some quarters here to-nlght an a dl rect notlflcatlon to the conferees on the tarlff blll -that'lf the measure they flnally agree upon does not constitute a matcrlal reduction In specllic dutles, tiie President wlll veto lt. ' The CTtlmatum. Th,o story of the conference Is out llned ln the Whlte House statement ln the thlrd -person. Thls statement fol lows: "Mr. Young, of Michigan, opposed free ore; Mr. Mondell opposed frew coal and ? reclproclty wlth Canada and free htdes, each on the grountl that the policy would injure the Interesti ln his State, and a dlscusslon was par tlcipated ln by other representatlves ?who urged thit the doctrlne of fretJ raw materlals was not a Republican doctrlne. "The President replied that he waa not commltted to the. prlnciple of free raw matertaU, but'that b? wu com? mltted to the prlnciple of a don-nward revision of the tarlff, wbleh be had firomUrd, nnd that be waa onllffed I" ook at the matter, not from the ulnurt polnt of any particalar district, but from tlie atandpolnt of the whnle coun? try,-and also from th* atandpolnt ot reaponalbllity for 1be entire Republi? can. party. He sald the question in each -case was a question of fact, to be determined by evidence as to whether the present duty was needed for protectlon or whether the rate was excesslve, so that a downward revl tslon or puttlng the artlcle on the free list .would not Injure the lfidustry. RendR the Platform. "He repeated the platform of the JRepubllcan party, and sald he had al ways understood that lt meant a down ward revision ln many Instances, though perhaps ln some few Instances an increase mlght be needed. "He.reached thls conceptlon of the platform on what he understood to be the prlnciple of protectlon and Its Jus tlflcation, namely, that after an lndus? try was protected by a duty equal to the differonce between the cost of pro ductlon abroad and the cost of produc tlori ln thls country, lncludlng a falr proflt to the manufacturer. the energy and enterprlse of Amerlcan busines? men and capltallsts, the efiCectiveness of Amerlcan labor and the Ingenulty of Amerlcan Inventors, under the lm pulse of competitlon behlnd the tarlfl wall, w^>uld reduce the cost of produc tlon, and. wlth the reduction of the costof productlon, the tarlff rate would become unnecessarlly high and oughi ,:to be reduced. Thls was the normal operatlon of the tarlff, as clalmed by the defenders of the protective system ?not ln every case, but as a general ? rule. Of-course, a revision of the tar? lff could not be perfect?must have de fects and Inconslstencles?but iuaofai aa hia Influeuce went, when called upan to act lu couuectlou with letrialation lt would be thrown In the dlrectlon ol pcrformln*-; the proiniHCN of Ibe purtj aa he understood them. lf Iron ore and oil and coal and hides did not need pro? tectlon, and It the . condltions were such as to enable the ore producer* and the otl producers and the coal pro ducers and the producers of hides tc compete successfully without reducttoti of the dutles wlth the producers froir abroad, then they did not need a duty and the article should go on the free 11st. , , Proinlsea of the Party. "It was a question of fact, whlch he hoped to rriake up his mlnd wlth ra spect to, on such evidence as was a.vallable to'hlm ln order to carry out what he understood to be the promlseti of the party Lo the whole people. "He aaid hc felt thnt hia position ji* the' tltuliir hend of the ltepnbllcuii party and- aa Preaident,' wlth the whole peo? ple aa- hia conatltueiicy, isave him o ??oinewhilt hroader point of vlcw than that nf it alugle member ol' Cousresn In reapect to articU'a produued In, ht dlatrlct. He fclt at'rniigly tlic cnll )'l the country for a ilowuwnrd revlainn wltblu the llmltatloiiN of the lirotc-tlvv prlnciple, and be hnpert to be nble tn reapoud to tbat cnll ns hc heard it, ns well lu the Intereat of the purty us of the country." Not _o Glooniy, After All. Representatlve Barchfeld, of Pltts? burg, told the President that If free raw materlals, such aa ooal and Iron ore',' are granted, the industrial geo graphyof tho oountrywlll beclianged from Plttsburg to tlie Atlantlc coast, at a polnt near Newport News and Norfolk. The Vlrglnian-Railway, ,bui|l by the late H. H. Rogers from tho coal flelds of Vlrglnia to. the Atlantlc sea? board,". taps the rlchest and best coal ln the country, easlly and cheaply handled. ? . Mr; Barchfeld belleves that free raw material wlll result ln Plttsburg evem tualjy takln'g aecond place ln the geo graphical map.. President Taft could ? not agree with this gl.oomy vlew of Ithe Plttsburg man. WORK OPCONFEREES ;-Creat -Proirreaa Made Yeatenluy, Both Side- Coitvedlug Soiiu-thlnn, WABHlNQTONf O. C. July !? ;16,? .HTweivty-foui' hours would seo tho end l?t the worli of the Steuate and Hoube (* (Coutlnuad on Page SU?Coiuran (.) LEON LING IN LONDON? Ycllow Murrferrr ot Blale Nlgrl Sald to Have Been Seen There. LONDON, July 16.?Accordlng to a report made by a vlsltlng Amerlcan to the Scotland Yard authorltles Leon Llng,' tho Chlnaman suspocted of the murder of Klale Slgel ln New York June D, was seen yesterday outslde h Jeweler's nhop ,near the Royal Kx change. Thls Amerlcan, who wlnhc hls name wlthheld for the pregent, told the police he knew J-Ing ln New YorK and that he wns confldenl the Chlna? man he^saw yesterday wag Llng. When the Amerlcan caught slght of Llng ho went to a pollceman standlng nearby and sald: "That man Is wantod for murder ln New York; go and grab hlm." The pollceman, however, ap pears to havo suspected the Amerlcan of some ulterlor 'motlve, and whlle he heaitated the Chlnaman got away. Scotland YnrdH Inlerenied. WASHINGTON, D. C-, July 16.?A cablegram came to the State Depart? ment to-day from Ambassador Reld in London saylng that tho Brltlsh gov emment would like to know whether any request would bo made by the Unlted States for the extradltlon of Leon Llng, the supposed murderer of Elslo Slgel, Bhoula he be apprehendod by the agents of that government. It cannot be ascertained that thls re qtiest ls based on. any Information as to the whereabouts of Leon ln tho possesslon of the Brltlsh government, whlch, together wlth other forelgn na tlons, lt ls understood, have been com munlcatcd wlth by tho New York po? lice In the efforts to locate the man, The Inference ls that the Scotland Yard authorltles slmply deslre to know lf any steps ln the matter are worth thelr whlle ln the absence of dcflnlto Information as to whether or not iho Unlted States would demand Loon's extradltlon lf he were captured. It ls understood that the telegram was for warded to the New York authorltles.. LONG FLIGHT BY CURTISS RenmliiR lu <he Alr for Thlrty-one Mlimtea. NEW YORK, July 16.?Glenn H. Cur tlss, the aeronaut, made a fllght of twenty-one mlnutes' duratlon ln hls aeroplane at Hempstead Plalns, L. I.. to-day. He allghted without ml3hap, saylng that he could have remalned in the alr for an Indeflnlte period. Curtlss's long fllght waz the second of two which he made to-day. The flrst was under condltlons far from Ideal, fog hampering the avlator to such an extent that he alighted after remain ing In the alr about twelve mlnutes. In the second attempt, made after the fog had llfted, Curtlss, wlth hls ma chlne apparently under perfect con? trol, clrcled again and agaln tho three-mlle course over Hempstead Plalns. finally alightlng as gracefully as a blrd, amid the cheers of iho crowd whlch had assembled to witness che fllghts. The fllght to-day Is the longest on record made by any one In thls coun? try except those of the Wright bro thers. Orville Wright m.iil? a fllght of seventy-four minutes and twenty four seconds at Fort Myer. Sepicmbvr 12. 1908. At Le Mans, France, Decem? ber 31, 190S. Wllbur Wright remained ln the alr two hours and nine minute*. COMPROMISE MURDER CASE Pntrlck Cm Agrrcm Wlth I^ondon for Trlal for 'ManalnaKhter. CHICAGO. July 16.?A' compromise between the Brltlsh government and counsel for Patrick Cox, the Irlshm.m whose extradltlon was sought on tne charge of murder, has been reached, and ho wlll be tried for manslaughtcr. Cox. with several friends, ail of County Mayo, were returning from a funeral, when they began to quarrel. and Cox, it Is alleged, struck a friend on the head wlth a stlck. but they shook hands after the llght. About three months afterward the youth died. and meanwhlle Cox had emigrated to America. The inquest showed that death was caused by Cox's blow, and the Brltlsh took steps to extradlte hlm on the charge of murder. The ca_e was fought ln the Supreme Court of the Unlted States, and was stlll being contested when the compromise waa effected, a few days ago. Wllllam Dillon, brother of John Dll lon, the Irish parllamentary leader, departed for Ireland yesterday to de ifend Cox. NO MORE DEAD ARE FOUND Slx Kllled ln Pullndclphta BulldlaR Collnpac. ?PHILADELPHIA. July 16.?An all nlght se'arch of the rulns of the flye story building at Eleventh and Market Streets, which collapsed yesterday af? ternoon, failcd to reveal any more l ic tims, the number of dead standing at slx and the Injured at twenty-three. With the exceptlon of three who are ln a very serlous condltlon, ail the in? jured were reported lmproved to-day. Ail the dead were workmen engaged ln the reconstructlon of the bulldlng when lt fell ln. A majority of the In? jured are also workmen, The clty authorltles to-day began an lnvestlgatlon Into the cause of the accident. It is believed that work? men who were hoisting a heavy glrder permitted lt to swirig agalnst the shor ing, knocklng- out of place several heavy places of tlmber that held up :i portlon of the front wall of the build? ing. BRITISH MINERS TO BALLOT A Questlon of Xntloniil Strlke on Scot iluli Situutlon. LONDON, July 16,?.*ne Miners' Con federatlon nf Great Brltain, after a prolonged' rr.netlng has declded in favor of ballottng its 1,00,000 members, as tq whether or not a national strlke shall bedeclared, Ih support of the Scottlsh miners, who are reslsting a wage r& ductipn of sixpohce a day. . Tho ballot wlll not be oompletert hofore^July 27, and the . executlve - commlttee of the confederation wlll meet Julv 2S to tako actlon on the'result. ?? The present feellng. seems to be ln favor. of the stoppage of ail mines, a condltlon whlch would entail practl? cally tho complete paralyzatlon of Brltlsh Industrv. In view of the.con seciuent expected shortage ln the, coal supply many faotortes. already have served notii'e to thelr employes.' of he termlnation of contracts. !\h AMBASSADOR R0BBED Trimtert Emplnye Gets .Away ivlth $13,000 of Thoiiipxou'M Money. WASHINGTON, D. C, July IC-Un ofllpla) atlvjees from Mexico Clty to the effect that American Ambassador Da vld E. Thompson was robbed of $13,000 by a trurfted employe whilo Mr. Thomp? son was absent from his dlplomatic post, havo not been eonllrmed by any report to tho State Department. Ofll clals assume that only the personal funds of'the ambassador were involved. It is unlikeiy that Ambassador Thomp? son would report the aftalr to ? the State .Department unless it ineunt fi loss - of Unlted States funtls, , Mr. Thompson ? has .been ,ln' the Unlted States bn'leave of'absence for several weeks, and has arranged to rollhnulsli the Mexlcan mlsslon next fall; : , 'FiiIIn to Furulxli llond. . / NEW ORLEANS, LA? July 1'6.~? AVyatt H. Ingram, Ji'., deposed; trust offlcer of the Hibemla Bank aruVTru?l Company, charged wlth fnrgery and de falcatlohs amountlng to $100,000,, hart n.t a late hour t'o-nlght fatled to fur nlslv the requlred $75,000 bond that would sooure hls teroporary Hberty. IS CHILD W THBOHE Mohammed/AIi To Be Ban ished and Twel ve-Year-Oid Boy To Rule. FIGHTING ENDS AND TEHERAN IS QUIET Great Crowd Gathers to Witness Ceremony Marking \Culmina tion of Revolution and Cheers Russian Commander Who Brought About Surrender. Honors for Sipahdar. TEHERAN. July IS.?Mohammed All, Shah of Persla, was de throned to-day, and the crown prlnce, Sultan Ahmed Myrza, was pro claimed Shal) by the Natlonal Assem? bly, composed of the chlef Mujtchida and the'lcaders of the Natlonallst forces, in the presence of an immense crowd on Parliament Squaro. Mohammed All has taken refuge In the Russian summer legation at Zer zende, where he Is under iMe protectlon of detachmentsof Cossacks and S^poys attached to the Russian and Brltlsh dlplomatic representatlves. New Iluler a Child. The new Shah ls yet in his mlnorlty, and Azad Ul Mulk, head of the Kajar famlly, has been appointed regent. Sipahdar, one of the most active leaders of the government, has taken oftlce^as-Mlnister of War and Governor of Taheran. General Llakhoff, through whose negotiaHons with the Nationalists the surrender was effccted, was escorted Ihls afternoon by mounted Bakhtiarl rlflemen to the Parliament building, and was greeted wlth loud applause by the people. He was informed that he mlght re maln temporarily ln cjiarge of the Cossacks, provided he strlctly obeyed the orders of the war mlnister. The shops and private houses occupled b> the late Shah's soldlers have been plundered. Wlth the exceptlon of desultory flr? lng by a handful of loyal Bakhtiaris ir a lane near the legation, Teheran if quiet. The townspeople are taklng quite calmly the sudden change ir rulers. while the Nationalists are rest Ing, after four days of Incessant flght? ing ln the streets of a strange town The Shah's declslon to place himseli under Russian protectlon was by m means sudden. He secured Russla'i consent to recelve him the day th< Nationalists entered Teheran, but mad> nornove untll the troops guardlng hii palace at Gaghshah, near Teheran were forced to retreat to Sultanata bad. Confldent of Success. Sipahdar. who ls wounded. will b< taken to the Brltlsh' legation. when already there are a large number oi refugees, lncludlng several Russlans The provlslonal government displayi the utmost confldence and declares that the monarchy wlll remaln, bu1 under a new Shah. - No declslon has been reached as t< the disposltlon of the dethroned mon arch. but It ls probable that he wll be banlshed and sent out of the coun try under a Russian escort. The new Shah Is twelve years of age Arrangements had been made to senc him to England to be educated. .' PARADEOF THE NATIONS Great Floral Pngcant nt _oa Angolci \ In Honor of Elks. LOS ANGELES, CAI_, July IS.?Th' mldsummer flower and allegorical Ie3 tlval and parade of nations were vlew ed to-day by thousands of spectator. crowded along the five-mtle line o march traversed by a procession ii hongr of the Elks' rounlon. Some 10, 000 persons took part ln the pageant All nations weia represented, not on); ln eostume, but in music. Scarcelj had the shrlll plplng of the Cliinesc died away before the blare of trum peters ln Roman attire or the martla straln of more modern bands wa: heard. . ? To-nlght 500 couples, led by Gran; Exalted Ruler James TJ. Saramls anc Mrs. Leo Longworth, wife of the ex alted ruler of Los Angeles Lodge, par ticipated in the grand march that open ed tho Elks' ball in the Audltorium The electrical circus parade was re peated during the evening. MRS. EDDY'S BIRTHDAY Founder of Chrlstinu Science Passei Eighty-Elghth Aiinlversnry 0.ulelly. BOSTOr*. MASS., July 16.?Mrs. Mar; Baker G. Eddy, founder and leader o 1 the Christian Science denominatlori j passed her eighty-ejghth birthday to j day at .her residence at Chestnut Hill According to custom, the annlversar; was passed without any particular ob | servance. Members of Mrs. Eddy's househ.oli r,ald th|it "the mother," as she 1 known .by her followers, was in snlen did health and' was attendlng td" he affalrs wlth her usual vlgor. -** He Asanulted nu Kdltor. YORKVILLE, S. C, July 16.?W. M Windle. a well-to-do farmer, llvin; near Fort MI11. York" county. to-da; was convlcted of assault and batter; of an aggravat>ed nature, the jury re commendlng him to the mercy of th court. ' He was sentenced to slx months' im prtsonment or a flne of. $500. Wlndl was trled for an attack on W, D. Grl'.<: editor of the Yorkvllle Enqulrei Wlndjo took offense at a -statenien publlshed ln tho Enquirer. A *We|v Senboard Itoml. MACON, GA? July 16.?'The Macoi Clty Councll to-day was asked t'o grants for termlnals of -tho Atlant. and West Point Raliroad on a rout proposed to the Atlantlc seaboard Th*_ road proposos to operate the Ma con and Blririlngham road . from.; l<: Grange to Sofke^., A link is to b< constvueted from Sofkee to Macon, a which placo tho.Macori, Puhlln ani Savannah llne wlll ? be operated li Savannah. \\ Aiiurohlstw Are llnuUliud. ? STOCKHOUVIV July. 16.?The e|gh anarohlsts who were arrested recentl; ln StocKholm on the charge' of hav l.ng..consplred tn assasslnate the Em peror of Russia were to*clay"setU inti exlle. '.:.;.:. -? ., , ,? World'* Falr Oflleliil Hlea. CHICAGO, July 1B.~John Thorne chlef of flortcultiire at the World's.Co lumblan KxpoBlUon ln 1893, dled nt'hli home yesterday. morning, agod slxty elght. GLOUDS BOST IS E.D.P.ISSMASHED Brutally Beaten, Republicans Get Groggy Just As De luge Comes Down. VAUNTED NICKT'BEATS MANY HOLES IN.AIR Deadheads Numerous at "Chari ty." Performance, and Preacher Holds Murdercrs Off Mike O'Day?Heflin, No Hero, Ducks When Hot Fly Came. The Vote Denioernts. A.B. H. O. A. E. Garrett, 2b.?_ 3 3 1 0 1 Heflin. lf. 1 1 0 0 2 Hughes. lb.6 2 8 1 1 McDermott, 2b, cf_6 3 3 4 0 Olclfleld, c. cf.6 3 3 1 0 KInkaid, lf, c....6 3 3 0 o Robinson, rf... 6 2 0 o o Drlscoll, ss, 3b.4 0 2 1 0 O'Connell, 3b, ss...... 6 6 1 0 1 Vebb, p.5 3 0 2 0 Totals_'.....49 25 21 9 6 Republlcann. A.B. H. O. A. E. Thomas, 3b. 5 2 0 0 1 Cole. rf_>..6 4 0 0 1 Dawson, 2b.4 3 2 0 0 Tener, ss. 6 2 2 7 1 Howland, lb.5 3 7 0 2 Ames, lf..'.5 3 0 0 0 Longworth. cf.4 10 0 1 Burke, c.4 1 10 0 2 Galnes, p.4 1 0 1 1 Totals ..'.43 20 21 8 9 Score by Innlngs: K. Democrats .210 2 0 0 6 7?26 Republicans .2 010 10 1 2?16 Runs?Garrett (3), McDermott (4). Oldfleld (2). Kinkald (3), Rob? inson (2), O'Connell (5), Webb (3). Hughes (3), Thomas, Cole (4), Daw? son (4), Tener (3), Howland (S). Ames (2). Longworth, Burke. Left on bases?Democrats, 10; Republi? cans, 9. First base on balls?off Webb, ,3; off Galnes, 1. Struck out by Webb, 5; by Galnes. 7. Home runB?O'Connell. Two-base hlts? Cole (2) Dawson, Tener, Ames.Gar? rett, Oldfleld and Webb. Double plays?Burke (unassisled). Kinkald (unassisted). W.l'fl puches?Galnes, S; Webb, 2. Passed balls?Burke, 2: KInkaid, 3. Umpire, Rev. J. A. Rey nolds, of Red Bank, N. J. Tlme of game, two hours. WASHINGTON, D. C, July 16.? With "Uncle Joe" Cavtnon looklng on and powerless to call the mlnorlty to order, or brlng in a speclal rule shuttlng off base hits, the Democrats of the House of Rep resentatlves walloped ail sorts of tarlff schedules out of the Republicans 'at Amerlcan League Park to-day, and by the thrilling score of 26 to 16, won the most. famous congresslonal baseball game on record. The minority 'wanted to make it 16 to 1, !<-it the -Republi? cans defeated that propossition. Cauded a Clondhurxl. The Democratic vlctory?the first of the extra session?was followed by a cloudburst. The deluge dld not descend untll the seven-innlng battla had end ed wlth the stout members ail putring and groggy from running bases and c.-iasing halls, and the lean members prone on tha grass from cxhausted ,n ergy. The c-owd which witne.ssed tho game was equally weary?from laugh ter. The'throng Included many dis tingulshed government olflcials. Presldent Taft dld not attend?ho was at Chevy Chase wlth Vlce-Presi dent Sherman, playlng golf. Terror Scir.es Heflin. More dlfferent klnds of baseball were played than ever before were crowded Into seven innlngs. Strange as it may seem. lt was not ail bad. Representatlve Heflin, of Alabama, playing in one of the ouler gardens, reminded one striklngly of Ty Cobb. No one ventured to tell Mr. Heflin Just why. Once he had a chance to be a hero. The Republicans suddenly came to life ln the fifth lnnlng. and were scorlng S or 9 or 10 runs, when a line fly went winglng into left field slraight at Heflin. ? The portly Ala bamlan, who played in white flannel trousers, wlth a biack sllk watch fob dangling from hls belt, , east ono weather eye at the ball and another at his bare hands, and "ducked." The hit ought to have been good for a home run, .-but Representatlve Howland. of Ohlo; fell exhausted (on the second sack and yelled tor somebody to come out and finish the run. IVlok Pnlls to. Dellvcr. Representatlve . Nlcholas Longworth, of Ohlo, slgned at a tremendous outlay, It was sald, falled to live up to hls advance notices, Ho presepted a natty appearance ln. golf trousers, brown stocklngs and negllee shlrt, but he "Caseyed out" twlce wlth two men on bases, got a base on balls once, and then, in the last half. of the seventh, showed a flash of rore speed when ho beafout a tlny little'lnfleld hlt. The officlal score looked much llke a House tarlff bill coming put of the Senate Commlttee on Finance. Tho Republicans stuck tp their orlglnal llne-up throughout the game, but the Democrats wqre themsolves out mak? ing ten runs ln the second, and after that substltutes frequently woro calied for. ! ? Hurkc Tiim.i n .Sonieittiiiilt. .The nearest th? newspaper'scorevs? old hands at the buslnesa?could come to- the base hlts and errors was to glve the Democrats 25 of the former and 5 of the lotter. The Republicans ars credlted wlth 20 safe hlts and 0 errors. Texas leaguers . were . ? there ln bunohes.'* and onoe m, chaslng a pop fly the Republlcan eatoher and pitcher oolllded wlth (earsbme resultB. Repro sentative Burke, of Ponnsylvanla, who was at tho reeelvlng'end for tho ? ma? jority, ls of slieht bulld, .and whort he crashed Into Pitoher Flnos, of West Vlrginla, tho llttlo catoher wns sent hoels over head to the.grouud. He ptcked hlmself up unduunted, ond then, (Contlnued on. Paae Two?Column 5.) W1LD BREAK 011 COTTON MARKET Figures Drop 35 Points Within Half Hour After JBoll-WeeviL Report Appears. PRICE TURNS UPAS , BEAR-CLIQUE LEADER Builish Sentiment Still Pio nounced, but Has Suffered Tre mendous Setback?Expert Says Hot Weatlicr Is Destroying . Pest. NEW Tt*ORK, July 16.?Following a special report on the boll weovll glven by Professor W. B. Hunter, the government cntomologlst, one of the most remarkablo breaks ln the his? tory of tho Now York Cotton Market occurred to-day. At tho end of tho de? cllne cotton for now crop deliveries wus selllng at ->2 a balo loss than the closlng prices of Thursday. The break was marked by panlcky llquldation and excltement seldom equaled except in tlmes of complete demorallzation. Within half an hour prices docllned fully thlrty-flvo points, and though the market recovered a few points of the loss. tho close was barely steady, the general nervousness of the traders suggestlng a thoroughly unsottled state of sentiment. Lack of Confldenve. Tho drop was the culmlnatlon of a gradual lncreaslng lack of confldeno In the stabillty of prices which nearly reached the 13-cent level eariier in the week. when the low July condition re? port was recelved, showing a continua tlon of hot. dry weather in Texas, where the crop was supposed to be wfrf ^.dBter,?ratlnff- Bulll8h 'nterests wre dlsappointed that crop disaster SenST dW n0t Create an ?normou. su^pnes. contracts t0 ^^ 'uture The selllng movement which startert around 12.87 for December earVlt tho unfn aCf0?ifnUed !" -n??*e?inB volume untll at the openlng this morning De? cember contracts were going at 12.15. Upon the publlcatlon of the boll weevu statement. Indlcatlng that the pest was less threatenlng thls year than ast, liquidation reached record brea-klng proportlnns. a?d th(> decllne was not checked untll December con? tracts had sold at 11.92-47 polnts be low the closlng flgures of the previous below the high record of last Tuesday There was a sjlght recovery later with December d!osin?r at 12.05 bld a net loss of 34 polnts" for the day. ' BuIIa Trytng to Eiplnln. Rumors of ralns in Texas were ds nled to-night, and bulls pointed out that the condltions whlch have re stricted the ravages of the boll weevll have also been very unfavorable to the plaht'In the Southwest. But it ls be? lleved that a stronger bear party has been formed under the leadership of Theodore H. Price, and that thls cllqua exerted a powerful Influence on the day's market. and wlll probably re maln a factor ln the immedlate sltua tion. WEEK OF WILD TRADING Revtew of Cotton Klnrkct Condition Leading Up to Panlc. ' i NEW YORK, July 16.?The week in the cotton market has been one of wlld tradlng, of sharp setbacks and of splr ited rallies. The builish sentiment on the whole Is as pronounced as ever. This is due largely to tho fact that day after day, over large sectlona ot Texas, maxlmum. temperatures have been any where from 100 to 107. and that there has been practlcally no break ln tbe drouth. It is some weeks since a,nythlng llke good ralns fell ln Texas. In OklahOr ma. also, the weather has been gener? ally dry, and the maxlmum tempera? tures have been as high as 100 to 10S. Further ralns have faUen ln the section east -of the Mlsslssippj, where dry weather is needed ln order to enable planters to clean the flelds, already ln some cases, it is said, hadly in the grass.' The Liverpooj market has at tlmes shown strength, whloh has helped to fan the flame of wlld spec ulatlon here. So have the Southprn markets. It is to be observed, how? ever, that the trading even on' the most excited days has seldom been half as large as ln the feverish days of the Sully deal of lOOS-'O'. Stlll'. lt was felt at one tlme that the pace, even without the furlous tradlng whlch helped to make, Sully's ' regtme lurid, was gettlng too fast. Thorefore llqul? dation ensued. Aeted aa Safety Vnlve. To-day there was a reactlon of forty polnts or.more. Thls acted as a sort of safety valve. Thero was some dan ger, the bulls feared, that the market would get out of hand. The outslde public, has been tradlng more freely. and on the sharp breaks strong Inter ests have renewed their buylng. Mean time the cotton goods trade has lm? proved. Spot markets have boen ris ing, and to all appearaheos many of the mills are but 111 supplied with the raw materlal. They havo beon hop(ug that the speculatlon would subslde and prices subslde wlth lt. The drouth and great heat at the Southwest and recent excesslve* ralns In the Central and Eastern sectlons of the belt havo been powerful factors, however,' ln promotlng the rlse. New hlgh records for the session have been~nmde. In cleed, lt is many years slnco prices as high as thoso latterly reoorded have been seen at thls tlme of tho yoar. Tlie bull campaign is based on the hypothesls that tho orop ls no moro than moderate at hest, and tho con sunaptlon seemlngly unprecedented ln tho history of the cotton buslness. The advance slnco last fall, however, Is more than $20 a bale, and many thlnk that thls amply dlscounls all the'bui? lish condltions, even concedlng a dofl clent crop. About 1,500,000 bales, lt Is computed, wlll be currlod over .Into next season, The crop, too, may yot improve ma tarlally ln August and September. Such thlngs havo' been Known. But it la a fact, however, that tho hull side is by far the most popular. Uu leas the orop outlook vastly lmproves ln the frreat Southwest lt ls contonded that prices must rlse to u still higher lovol.a Used Report uw Weiinou, . As tho week wore ori Ihe tiears wero Bteadlly hecomlng moro conftdant, and. (Coluinviod on Pflffe Two?Column M NEW BONDS NOT NEEDED WlUle Caliluet UIsciinnck Ihsuc Trennury liepiirtincut Clvea Out u Miitemciit. W..H-I1NUTON, D. (J., July 16.?Tho bond resQurccs of tho Treasury De? partment aro ampie, declarcs Secretary MaoVeagh, ln a statement lssued late to-day, and ovon lf Congress authorizea 3 por cent. bonds to cover the entlru cost of the Panama Canal, less th-j amount already bjsued, the bonds "witl only be isaued &s required.'1 Tho statement follows; "Th? conferonce yesterday over tho matter of bond legislatlon ln the now tarlff bill was not hold at the sugges tton of tho Secretary of the Treasury. The bond resources of the Treasury Department are at present ample, in? cluding $45,000,000 of unissued Panama and $100,000,000 of unissued 3 per cent. cortiflcates. "It was, however, contemplftted that the tariff bill should contaln a now authorlzatlon of bonds. The House bill contalned two authortzatlons, ono of $40,000,000 of no* Panama bonds and one of an addltionai 1150,000,000 of 3 per cent. cortiflcates. Tne Finance Commltteo of tho Senato at first in tended to lnclude bond leglslatlon, but flnally decided to omlt lt, and let that matter gro over untll tho next session of Congress, when It was supposed that the banking and currency ques? tlon would bc consldered, and when the government bond questlon mlght have to bo altogether reconsldered. "Thls declslon of the Finance Com? mlttee was acqulesced ln by the Treas? ury Department, because lt was a mat? ter of comparatlve Indlfferonco to lt, as it could do very well without a new authorlzatlon. The consultation yesterday was due to the fact that the questlon had come to bo consldered by tho Conferenco Commlttees and tho Treasury Department was asked for Its vlows. Tho proferonce manlfeste'l for an authorlzatlon of 3 per. cent. bonds to tovor tho entlre cost of the Panama Canal, less the amount of Panama bonds already lssued, was en tirely acceptnble, as It would con flrm tho policy of paylnK ultlmatoly th* entlre cost of the Panama Canal out of bondB. It goes without saylng that even lf such authorlzatlon ls made the bonds will bo lssued as requlred. "Thifl statement is made because pf some misunderstanding of the attttude of. the Treasury Department.' Much of the tlme nt to-day sCabl net session was devoted to a discus? sion of ,the proposed bond issue. CRANE IS APP0INTED Taft Declde* on ChlcnKO Mnn for Mln luter to Chlna. WASHINGTON. D. C., July 16.?Pres? ldent Taft has decided to appotnt Charles R. Crane. of Chlcago, of tho manufacturing flrm' ot Crane & Co., mlnlstor to Chlna. Mlnlster Crane is a momber of tho flrm of whlch hls fath'er. R. T. Crane, was the organlzer and ls stlll the heau, one of the largest in Chlcago. He has had large experlence in forelgn af falrs. has been seventeen tlmes to Russla and speaks the Russlan lan guage. His uncle. Prof. Wllllams. was professor of Chinese at Tale. and wrote a book on Chlna. Accept* the Postt. NEW YORK. July 16.?Charles lt. Crane. of Chlcago.' newly selected mln? lster to Chlna, who ls stopplng at tne Century Club in thls clty, lssued a statement to-night. regardlng his _.<? ceptanoe ot the post, whlch ho says he regards as of exceptional lmpor tance, because of tho present commer cial opportunity ln the Far East. "One of the principal aims of my incumbency," says Mr, Crane, "wlll. be alding American enterprise to secure and malntain nn adequate foothold In, a countrv whlch promises to be tne rlchest market of the world." T0M PLATT IS 76 Spcnds Blrthdny Annlveranry Qulctlyj nt Summer Cottagc. NEW YORK, July 16.?Thomas Col ller Platt, formerly . tho domlnant po? lltlcal flgure ln the; Empire State and pronilnent in the c'ounclls of the na tlon, spent hls seventy-slxth blrthday annlversary quietly at his summer _ot tage at Freeport, L. I., to-day, vlslted by but few friends. The r->d chlef stlll holds that there is no career for a young man llke poll tlcs. "It offers hlm a chance to do things for himself," Mr. Platt sald, "for his friends and for the people. EARTHQUAKE L0SS HEAVY 300 Pcrnoni? Iteported Kllled and Duni age to Property Crcnt. LONDON. July 16.?Speclal dispatches recelved ,here from Athens say that 300 persons were kllled or Injured by the earthquuko that occurred yesterday In the provlnce of Ells, in southern Greece. The damage to proporty also was very great. . Hot water ls flowlng to-day from many of the springs ln the strlcken distrlct. whlle the water ln the rivers and brooks has turnod a reddish color. Acqitltted of MiirderlnK Swccllienrt. CRIPPLE CREEK, COL.. July 16.? Mvrtle Cross, elghteen years old. was acqultted last nlght oh a charge of havlng murdored John Phllllps. her sweetheacjt. The exoneratlon followed a demonstration before tho jury. It was shown that when the revolver which caused the young man's death,. and the flrlng of which the girl con tended was accldental, was held in a certain posltion the hammer would fall with sufflcient forco to- discharge lt without pre^sure on the trlgger, Urnther of Car Burn Ilandlt IiiHiine. CHICAGO, July 16.?Paul Marx, brother of Gustave Marx. one of the car barn bandlts, was adjudged Insane yesterday and committed to Dunnlng, Marx was arrested recently with a magazlne revolver in his possession. His remarks led tho police to believe ho sottght to avenge hls brother's death by kllllng Actlng Chlef of Po? lice Schuettler, upon whom. he had calied a few days previously. Brood lng over ' hls brother's death is bo lieved to havo affected the youth'a rnlnd, ._?. Get Nlue-IIour Bay. NORFOLK, VA.. July 16.?Announce ment was made to-day that tho com? mlttees ropresontlng the employes of the Seaboard Alr Llne, whlch havo been In. Portsmouth, Va., for some days conferring with general officials of the system, have secured thn desired concosslon of a unlform nlne-hour?day on that road. .-~? Two More Vletlms. SYLVANIA, GA., July 1?.?Two more vlctims ln tho automoblle aecldent at Jacksonboro Brldge Tuesdav nlght have dled. Mrs. George M. Hjll dled last nlght at midnight and Miss Ruby Thomas thls afternoon, . ... George M. Hill. Jr? Miss Lurllno Cooper and Georgo Hllton aro dolng well, Tho. conrtttion of Georgo M. Hill, Sr,, ls not 'so favorahln to-nlght, ? ?-? Son Ilorn to the Do Siignu*. PARIS, July 16.?A soti was boru yesterdav to' the Princess De Sagan, who was Miss Anna Gould, of Now York. Prince Hello De Sagan uml' Mme. Anna Gould were married July 7, 1908, nfter her dlvoree from Count Bont de Castollane. KIlU'il by lilglttnlUR, WINNSBORO, LA? July 16,?John S. Sulllvan, u promlnent business man, and'his daughter wero kllled by Ught ning to-day while returnlng from a plcnlc, PEOPLE RUSHIKG TO SUPPORT OF T In the Valley of Virginia Sentiment for Good Roads Is Dominant. WONDERFUL CHANGE IN PUBLIC OPINION Pathiinders of Times-Dispatch .Washington Post Find Farmers Converted to Doctrine of Permanent Highways? Run from Charlottes ville To-Day. BVA. B. W. IUACKRETH. [Special to Tho Tlraes-Dlspatch."| CHARLOTTESVILL,E, VA., July 18. ?Rislng Just before dawn, th_ members ot The TImos-D>lspatch Washlngton, Post good roads party left Winchester thls morning and by nlghtfail had traversed the countiea between that clty and Staunton and from Staunton to Charlottesvllle, ar rlving here at 7 o'clock thls evanins. after havlng travoled over the famoua Valley Turnplke, tho proprletors of whlch extended to the cars thecour- . tesy of free rlght-of-way, and through, beautifui Augusta and AJbemarle counties^ where they saw some ot the : flnest vlews ln the world and what ls generally conceded to be the rtchest and most prosperous section ln all Virginia. Slgns of health, wealth and wtsdom wore everywhere to bo seen. for ln thls section the farmers know how to cultlvate their land to the best advantage; how to conserve the richness of the soil, and they belleve In good roads. People for Good noada. Tho hlghways traveled to-day ara probably the best in the State, and the people are so allve to tlje tmportance of maklng them better and of main talnlng them ln flrst-class condition that In many counties, especlally ln Augusta, they are anxlous to be levied for good roads f imds. and in several dls tricts seen and travoled through work ls under way and the roads are rapidly being put Into operatlon. The run from Winchester to Staun? ton was made without mishap or break. The start was made Just as the morn? ing sun was cOming iip over the moun talns, sheddlng a soft llght over wavlng flelds of corn and fertlle pastures that made them appear llke some heretofore hldden vale of Arcadta. Except for a. few early risers among the industrtovis Valley fanners, the people were not yet up when the cars began their Jour ney, and for a long dlstance no slgns of man or vehlcle was seen. The road was ?practlcally clear, and the runnlng was made at a rattling good cllp. As the sun rose higher and: the morning mtst.was dlssolved ln lta rays, farmers were Heen going out to : their flelds for the day's work. or walklng to and fro between their houses and their farms. Thrlft !amona these Valley farmers ls a proverb. Picturesque barns and sta.bles of tre mendous size dot every farm, for your Valley Vitginian. believes In houslna*^ his beast as well as hlmself. There are no signs of neglect or decay, such as may be seen in somo parts of the State where the people, true to a fan cied Provldence to guard them agalnst a rainy drfy and secure ln thls abldlng falth, let mundane thlngs.look after themselves as best they can. But ln the Valley and the western countiea the peoplo btjlleve In a Provldence whlch helps those who help them-' selves, and accordtngly they put their hands to the plow and false pride ln their pockets and shoulder each day's burden as lt comes. Ardent Advocatc*. They are ardent advocates , of good roads, and everywhere the Times-Ois-' patch-Washlngton Post cars were seen the people gave a rouslngo receptlon and bade them Godspeed ln their pro? ject to arouse interest for a permanent highway between Washington. and Richmond. and- thence south to tbt* Carollna border llne. In thls section citizen and farmep allke want a llnk of tho proposed highway to come down the Valley road through Staunton and Charlottesylllej Augusta, Nelson and Albemarle coun? ties are already at work improvlns their roads. and the rebuildtng of tha road through Rockflsh Gap. ln which the threo counties will take part, will soon be in progress. After reeling down the Valley Pika : in the early morning air and through as pretty and picturesque a country us ona mlght wlsh to see. The Tlmos Dlspatch-Washlngton Post cars were met three miles out of Staunton, on tho Churchvillo Road, a blt of newly. built hiehway, by a committee ot Staunton's most representatlve citizens. Those who welcomed the good roaJa curs and the names of the machtnos they traveled ln are: H. L Lan'g, presi? dent of the Board of Aldermen, ln a car wlth John Crosby, president .if tho Common CounciT; H. L. Ople, o? the Staunton Leader; A. B. Eskrldgo. Commlssloner of Revenue; J. A. Hall: C. P. Bowman. member ot the Board of Aldermen, ln an Oldsmobilo, with J. R. Kemper. Fltzhugh Elder and J? C. Woollng: Clarke Worthinston, vlce presldekt of tho Board of-Trade, ln an.; auto car, wlth S. D. Ttmberlake, Jr.. and-Hugh C. Bra.vton; F. P. McFur land, ln a Mitcholl. wlth A. \V.. Btack ley and Harry Norris; Jacoh Hevoner, ln anOldsrnoblle. wlth Captain J. N. McFurlnnd, county treasurer; .Dr. R. >1. Trlmble and Emmet McNotl; Krank Walter, ln an auto . car, wlth Gllptn Wllson. and Dr. Glasgow Armstrontf. ln a Mltchell. wlth W. A. Pratt and Herbert Wylo. of tho Staunton l>l??; ptttch. * .... ?. Iu Con-petUlOu Wlth Cl-rcua. -.-.... The party got Into. Staunton <U li?-, o'clock hnd was welcomed by a larg? crowd. There was a olrcus- Ip towu and tho cltv was nlled to overflowtn*. wlth farmers, |ho|r wlves and childrenv But thoy seetntid to take moro Intereat ln the good roada cars than ln th?J ; show for thov camo up to tha tourUM" wlth exnreaslons of the wftrm-it apr preclation for the movement lnaugu? rated bv tho two papers. B?t for tbf fact that the cars camo ln earljer th?*r>; they were ?xpectod, a good. roadr. meetlnc would bave boen h*la Tli':"