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tion. Phone Madiion 4041,
Circulation Department
President Declares Party
Must Stand By Pledge of
Downward Revision.
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?
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
"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
"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.
;-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 (.)
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..
RenmliiR lu <he Alr for Thlrty-one
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
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*.
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.
Slx Kllled ln Pullndclphta BulldlaR
?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?
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.
Trimtert Emplnye Gets .Away ivlth
$13,000 of Thoiiipxou'M Money.
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.
Mohammed/AIi To Be Ban
ished and Twel ve-Year-Oid
Boy To Rule.
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
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
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.
Great Floral Pngcant nt _oa Angolci
\ In Honor of Elks.
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.
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
Brutally Beaten, Republicans
Get Groggy Just As De
luge Comes Down.
Deadheads Numerous at "Chari
ty." Performance, and Preacher
Holds Murdercrs Off Mike
O'Day?Heflin, No Hero,
Ducks When Hot
Fly Came.
The Vote
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
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
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.)
Figures Drop 35 Points Within
Half Hour After JBoll-WeeviL
Report Appears.
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
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
Used Report uw Weiinou, .
As tho week wore ori Ihe tiears wero
Bteadlly hecomlng moro conftdant, and.
(Coluinviod on Pflffe Two?Column M
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.
"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.
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."
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.
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.
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
In the Valley of Virginia
Sentiment for Good Roads
Is Dominant.
Pathiinders of Times-Dispatch
.Washington Post Find Farmers
Converted to Doctrine of
Permanent Highways?
Run from Charlottes
ville To-Day.
[Special to Tho Tlraes-Dlspatch."|
?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':"

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