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"print? alt the new? and printa it first." srhesn Merchants who advertise in the Tltne* Dhpatch reach the buying public. *HH TlMES FOUNDBD t?M. Jna DISPATUH FOTJNDI5D WM. WHOLE NUMBER 18,065. RICHMOND, VA.T FRIT.AY, NOVEMBER 5, 1909. Tiin wEATnian to-day?ipaxr. PEICE TWO CENTS. i* BOY CRUSHED BY AMD JEJROKEN Hurriedto Hospital, With Only BareChance of Recovery Now. JACKSON WARD FIRE SERIOUS Nine Dwellings Swept Away, Twelve Families Being Left Homeless, Damage Amount ing to $20,000, With Prac tically No Insurance. Defective Flue Cause. ./ MARTIN liEO O'NEAL. aeven-years old, whoso rlght arm and ictr were broken when he was run over by a hose wag-on at Flrat and bu val Streets, waB the only vlctlm of a flre whlch yesterday afternoon de stroycd nine houses ln the 1203 block on North St. Jamcu Street, rendering twelve famillea homeless and c&uslng a property losa estlmated al from *10,000 to $20,000. The O'Neal boy ls now in a crltlcal condltlon at ihe Vlr? glnla Hospital, whero lt waa Baid laat nlg-ht tne chances are agalnst his re? covery. Handlcapped by an Insufflclent water jsupply, and often unabie to approach the flames because of a hlgh wiml ihai drove ihem for many yarda, the flre men battled valnly In thelr effort* to check the contlagration, whlch waa not under controi until It had literally burnt Itself out. Tbe flames are ?ald to havo been cauaed by a defective flue, and are belleved to have statted In the home of Mary Kemp, colored, ol 1220 North St. Jamea Street. Every house wlthln I0O yardg was frame, and wlthln less than an hour three dwell? ings had been consumed and the flre was eatlng- rnpidly |n both dlrectlona. Flre Jutupa tbe Street. When it H.emed that the flre would be kept ln the block In whlch lt started, sparka carrled across th?i street lgnlted the roof at 1215 North St. James Street, i.nd before the hose could be dlrected there, the place next door, 1217, had caught. Thla unex pected turn caused a panic ln the nelghborhood, and for two blocka families were movlng thelr household gooda Into the streets, whlle mothers, ivith bubies ln their urrns, and children srying at thelr htels, wero- seeklnfr places ot shelter. Two streania were taken from the main flre. and directed on adjolning property^ and av ihird alarm mlght have been turned In but for the fact that the wind suddenly abated, and from then on the task of exilngulsh lng the riamea was comparatlvely easy. The lire avos. dlscovered by a drlver of a grocery wagon, who did not glve the alarm betore a blaze was rlslng many feet above the root of tlie houae In whlch it orlginated. Just after the alarm was glven, and before the firat englue reached the ecene, the spectators were Btartled at sealng a woman, in her night clothes, endeavorlng to escape from a second itory wlndow of the burnlng house to the roof. Annie Kemp, an invalid, was alone ln her room, and had baiely gotten where she could be seen from the street, before the celllng crashed ln. She was rescued by a. man, who ' cllmbed to the poroh and was taken tc- a nearby house. Foujsut A?f_ln_t Oddi. "We fought agalnst terrlble odds," ?ald Captain Meadows. of Englne Com? pany No. 9, whlch first reaponded to the alarm. "The flre gained greal headway ln a few mlnutes, and I real lzed from the flrst, wlth the heavy ?wind, we were up agalnst a atrenuous Cight. It was as hot a flro as I ever tackled. It was imposslble to stand tn St. James Street, aa the flames had the wind back of them, and were drlven straight across the atreet. The only marvel la that we ever checked the advance, and I am thoroughly sat isfled wlth the work of the men. I have often dreaded a flre ln this sec tlou on such a day, because the bulld lngs are all entirely of wood, and when they once catch, there is no telllng when tho last spark will be out." The flre began at 3 o'olock, and was not out until nearly 7 o'clock. An hour later another alarm was turned ln from the same box, but thla was start? ed tn the debrls at 1214 North St. James Street, and the damage amount ed to practloally nothlng. Nearly all of the houses are owned by colored oeople, and the heavlest loser la G. j Porter of 1224 North St. James Street, who ls belleved to be one of y the wealthieat negroes ln old Jackson \ Ward Forter stated last night that ;/? he will probably loso $4,000, and car riea no Insurance, Ho la a merchant. and oonducted a grocery store ln one %of the buildlngs. Uidrewa A. Wllllams, colored, o 1217 North St. James Street, and Pa Smlth, colored, of 1216 North St. Jamei Street, both of Whose homes wen Berlously damaged, own thelr property and carry sufflclent InBurance t< cover the loas. Wllliam E. Johnson, o 12l'> 1-2 St, James Streot. whos< dweliing is on the verge of the burne< area, owns his home, and carries ln Buranee. WllUe Annie CoIbb, a wldow;. Bei Saunders, Annie Lee, Henry Fitman Mary Kemp, John Lewls and J.. E BmKh, all oolorad, who ocoupled th' other houses, lost all thelr furnltur and olothlng. none of whloh ls insured Several of the bulldlnga wore owno< by Mra. Henry Klng and a Mr. Rupr. Forter, who owned two ot the housos Btated last nlght \thaj he came' t Richmond forty yoars^ago, and got hl Bt'art as dlnlng-room servant for Mn Jamea Dunlop and the late Dr. Haxal A large percentago of his Ufe's sav Inga went up ln Bmoke, George L. Buck, a crlpple, drlve ot tho hose wagon, when Martl O'Nbal wns rhirt, was rolleved aoo after he reached the flre, and woin Immodiately to tho homo, 80S Nort Flfth Street, where ha offered evor assistan'ce ln his power. Betore ho arrlved, however, the olt: ' iContlnuod on Pago Two?Colutru. 3.~ Hit By Hose Wagon MARTIN I.KO O'NISAh. GLASS \ CIDMTE Lynchburg Man Dcclares He Will Make Race for Gov? ernor. FLOOD MAY ALSO RUN Tucker Still Has Ambition Is Determined to Try Again. and (Speclal to The Timea-Dliipateh.] AVAdiilNGTON. D. C November 4.? That Reprcsentativs Carter Glass, ol Lynchburg, who was the central flguri on the Democratic firlng llne in th? gubernatorlal campaign JUBt closed wlll have the oupport of the Demo? cratic organlzatlon four years henci for Governor, provlded, of course, tha hls colleague, Repreaentatlve Flood, li not a candtdate. Ib the oplnlon anc predlctlon expressed by a number oj Vlrgtnlana ln AVashlngton ln the pasi few daya ln dlscusalng tlie electlon. Two reaaons are advanced for theii oplnlon. One ls that Mr. Glass anc hls Lynchburg papers Kept hands of; ln tlie last primury befween Mann anc Tucktr. lt Ia pointed out \L.at ha.i Jdr. Glass thrown hls Influenco tt Tucker, Tucker wouid have landed thi nomlnatlon, taking lnto comslderatloi Mai.n's small majorlty. Agaln, it ls asserted that Mr. Glasi reaily led the recent Democratic iitfu on the stump. and his unearthing o the Kent charges and thus checKlnj the Republican odvance In Vlrginlt Bhould brlng to hlm tne suppori o: the oigantzutlon leuders, wno woult havo been held responslble for an; grcal iJ>emocratlc slump. A bellef prevalls here that Mr. Floot may get ln the race. Belng one o: the "Blg Four." he wouid naturallj get the organlzatlon support shoulc he run. Mr. Tuoker told friends whlle lt Alexandria recently that he wouid rut agaln, and Mr. Glass Informed irlendi in Wasliington a month ugo that hi also intended to make the race, lf h< llves. It ls further known here tha Speaker Byrd ls a receptlve candidan for Governor. A'lrglnlan polltlclans horo are look lng to Henry C Stuart to oppose S'en ator Martln for re-electlon. Severa Congressmen have discussed this pos slblllty with newspaper men here. Mt Stuart has not conflded hia plans ti friends ln AVashlngton. PASSES THIRD READING Memorable Scene I* Euacted la Honm Of Comnions. LONDON, November 4.?The Housi of Commons to-nlght passed the thirc readlng of the finance bill by a voti of 379 to 149. The scene ln the House was a mem orable one. Seldom has thore been i largor attendance of membors an< peers. a.nd the dlplomatlo gallerlei were crowded to their utmost capac I?y, Chancellor Lloyd-George, Pro mler Asquith and Mr. Balfour, leaden of the opposltlon, all spoke. Tensi excltement prevatled throughout, al present appearlng to be lmbued wltl the hlstorlc charaoter of tho occaslon Mr, Asquith, ln closlng the debate sald lt was lncumbent upon those wh' objected to the gqvernment's taxes fc provlde some alternatlve schemo fc meet the natlon's necessltles. AA'tier was thls scheme, he asked. Sooner o later, Mr. Balfour must show hls hand and lt wouid have to be a hand tha wouid sult the game of- tho tarlft re formers. There were only two lssue before the houses?the taxes propose' by the budget or tarlft roform. A dlvislon was then taken, and th announcement of tho vote, showing th government's majorlty* to be largo than had been expected, was greet ed with prolonged mlnlsterlal cheers. The blll wlll bo formally passe on Its flrst readlng ln tho House o Lorda to-morrow, the debate on th second readlng. which wlll determln Its fate, beglnning November 22. CROSBY MAY GET PLUM Virginia Mnu Sald td^Be Slatcd f< Mlnlnter to Chlna. AVASHINGTON, November 4.?TI name of Oscar T. Crosby, of AVashlnf ton and Warrenton, va., has be? added to those mantloned In connectlo with tho Unlted States mlnlstershlp ' Chlna. The report ls ourrent to-nlght t what ls sald to be good authority thi Secretary <,of State Knox haa seleoti Mr, Crosby, and that Presldent Ta haa hls name under conslderatlon, also la reported that shortly after $ Taft's return, If present plans aro ca rled out, .Mr. Croaby's soloction w be announced.- . . Mr. Crosby ls nn electrlcal englno by profession, although of late yoa ho has avqii famo as an oxplorer ui wrlter, Ko ls a graduato of \Vc Polnt, but gave-up hls commlaslon tho army, IL RATES FOR Freeman Cites Articles on Which Tarii'fHas Advanced. FUTURE TRADE OUTLOOK BRIGHT President White Xells of City's Industrial Supremacy, Show. ing How Volume of Busi? ness Has Grown in Recent Years?Eight Hundred at Chamber Smoker. ASTON1SHINO even to Richmond j business men were the reports of Richmond's comrnerclal pro greas subinltted to the quartcrly meet-, ing of the Chamber of Commerce at! the auditorlum of the jefferson Hotel last nlght. John C Freeman pre sented an able and carefully prepared* paper on the neceaaliy of wharf faclli-j tlea on the Jarnes liiver, aubmittlng'1 data to ahow that Hichmond la ma recelvlng the freight ratea to whlch, lt la entiiled by reuson of water com-j petltlon, and outllning tho vast posBl-l bllltles of future. growth lf the munl clpaitly and "business lnterests wlll! take advantage of the opportunltles' prosented to the city to assume the' comrnerclal supremacy of the South. I'residtnt Wllliam H. White, of the! Klchinond, Frederlcksburg and Po tomuc Rallroad, speaklng from the; positlon of a koen observer who has! recantiy come into the community, ably. revlewed present Industrial conditions,' startlin-g those In the graln business' by produclng flgures to show that Hichmond la now mllling more flour than ever before ln its hlatory, manu lacturlng rnore tobacco than ever be? fore, and has many other llnes of In duatry and prolit undreamed of in ihoae daya to whlch many Uke to refer as the "days of Rtchmond's prosperlty." Impeiua- to ConMolldatlon. In the informal speeciiea which fol lowed the smoker, a. dlsllnct lmpetus? wm glven to the movement for the consolldatlon of Richmond and Man \ chester by several apeakers from the j SouthBlde clty, who pledged thelr sup . port to a unlted and enlarged clty. I The report of Bualness Manager Dab ,1 ney showed an lncrease of 116 members i ln the Chamber, and the succeas of i-a number of llnes of actlvlty under :j taken by that body, notably ltB ad 11 vertlslng of the reBources of the city, [i-Jts auccesa ln eccuring great industrial J and other convenilons, and in co-oper J ation with the clty government ln , munlclpal affairs. The smoker was a < brllllant social event, attended by ,};about 800 of the representatlve leaders ! of business actlvlty of Richmond and , Lilanchester. || Mr. Freeman's Address. In dlscueslngr the necesalty for wharf ; facilities on the James Rlver, Mr. (l Freeman sald ln part: "For many years I havo fully real lzed that tho Hfe and growth of a com? rnerclal centre are inaeparably connect ;,. ed with the healthy condltlon of the j transportatlon llnes servlng lt. I also j belleve that such healthy conditions cannot be malntalned by the carrlers j without equltable campensatlon for the 11 servlces that they render. This does 11 not mean, however, that the highest | j ratea obtalnable under artlflcially pro duced conditions are equitable. "On the 15th of October, 1892, our water ratea were radically advanced, lt ls belleved. through the Inftuence: of the rall llnes, and slnce then they : have been changed from tlme to tlme, until they are to-day the same as the 1 j rall ratea on coffee, sugar, tobacco, *j ments, iron artlcles, paper bags and ? I boxes, tln plate, plg tin, glycerlne, roo lasaes, syrup, glucose, homlny, grlts, hops, cotton seed oll and crude and fuel mlneral olls, and are hlgher than they were prior to that date by fron. 30 to 40 per cent. on advortislng mat? ter, candy, tln cans, dates, flgs, or anges, lemons, hardware in boxes, nalla, tacks, rlveta, labels, leather ln rolls, locks, stovea and tlnware nested ln boxes. "From 40 to 50 per cent. on currants. prunes, paper cigarettes, rope, soda ln kega, sugar, plug tobacco and twlne. From 50 to 80 per cent. on coffee, cot? ton sheetlng, flsh, apples, molasaes, syrup,, garden seeds, soda ln packagos, cased; tin plate ln boxes, tobacco cig? arettes and smoklng tobacco. From 63 to 70 por cent. on alum, paper boxes, cotton piece goods, flsh bars ln bundles, Iron taggers, soda ln kegs and ground sumao; 70 per cent. on plg tln, 80 per cent. on hardware ln bundles and kega and soda ln kegs, less? than car load; S4 per cent. on tallow. 86 por cent. on iron bolts and spikes ln kegs, Rall Llne* In Controi. "Another very important polnt to be consldered ls whlch lnfluenoe ls reg ulatlng tho rates. A careful rovlew and analysla of the conditions wlll show that with ua it ls the rall llne, whlch is not unusual wherever water and rall competitlon is found. "The rall ratea from, St. Loula to Oklahoma Clty are over 190 per cent. hlgher per ton per mlle than thoy are from St. Louis to St, Faul, where water competStlon affects them, and they are over 605 por cent. hlgher than the wa? ter rates between St. Louis and St. Pnul. "Take another lnstanee showlng the effect on rail retea ot wator competi? tlon. On a oertaln elass of pieco goods tho rate from St, Louis to Denver ls $2,24. The Bame goods are hauled (Contlnuo- on T-ase Two?Column 4.) II TD STOCKHOLDERS Recelvers Form ally Transfer Railway Prop? erty at Midnight. WILLIAMS FOR NEXr PRESIDENT Generally Conceded That Rich? mond' Man Will Be Elected at Petersburg on Thursday. All Officers and Employes to Remain Until Fur? ther Notice. CONTROL of the Seaboard Air Llne, which has been ln the hands of recelvers slnce January, 190&. paased to the stockholders last nlght. The dlrectors of the reorganlzed com? pany met In New York yesterday to make preparatlons for the dellvery of | thelr property. At tho cloee of the meetlng thls statement was issued: "A meetlng of the dlrectors of the Seaboard Air Llne Railway wae held to-day In antlclpatlon of the turnlng over at midnight of Its property to the company by tho recelvers. "S. Davles AA'arfleld, one of tho re? celvers and chalrman of the executlve committee, sald that the clrcular which the dlrectors had ordered to be sent to all the employes provided that until further notice all persons who at the tlme of the transfer were officers or employes ot the recelvers are con? tinued as the correspondlng officers and employes of tho Seaboard Air Llne Rallv ^p. with correspondlng tltles and tl ? limc compensatlons and dutlcs as at present, the purpose be? lng to malntaln the organlzatlon which had produced such excellent result3 durlng the receivershlp." Wlllliim* for I'rrnldent. It ls the common antlclpatlon that John Skelton AVilliams. former presl? dent of the road wlll be appolnted one? more to that posltlon. The annual meetlng of the stockholders wlll be held next Thursday ln Petersburg. AVhlle the receivershlp legally ex plred at 12:01 thls mornlng, as a mat? ter of fact, transfer of the property had been made In effect some tlme prevlous, with the announcement that the reorganlzatlon plan was ln force. The retlrlng recelvers are S. Davles W'arfield, R. Lancaster AA'lllfams, and E. C. JDuncan. AVhlle the property was ln thelr hands lt was conBlderably Im proved physlcally by the espendlture of nearly nll the proceeds derlved from the sale of $7,500,0fl& reclvers* eertifieaus. Earr.lngs> show a. substan tlal and growlng Increase as the re? sult, lt was sald yesterday. ab a result of the expendlturea, tho lnterest on the $18,000,000 adjustment bonds, part of which retlre the recelverB* cer tlflcates, ls now belng earned. No Change Just Xtiw. So far, no steps have been taken toward maklng a change ln. the man? agement of the system. Mr. AVarfteld, as announced 4n yeuterday's statn ment. hss been elected to the vacant chalrmanshlp of the executlve commit? tee, but Mr. Hlx, the general manager of the road, wlll, accordlng to the Impllcations oonveyed by tho same statement, be retalned, at least for some tlme to come. Notwithstandlng thla lmpllcatlon, however, the lmprcn slon stlll prevalls that Mr. AVilliams Is to be relnstated as executlve head of the road. No one connected with the reorganlzatlon could be found who wouid afflrm. or deny thls view of the Bltuatlon. Formal Transfer Mnile. BAI/T1MORE, MD., November 4.?The transfer of the Seaboard Air Uno Rail? way from Its recelvers to the dl? rectors of the company took placo ln thoofRce of the recelvers ln the Con tlnental Bulldir.g. General Manager Charles H. Hlx re? ceived and recelpted for the physl cal propertles, and Treasurer Nutt and Secretary Porttous, of the railroad company, the other assets, amountlng to about $12,000,000. tho bulk of which represents the proceeds of the sale of $18,000,000 of adjustment & per cent. bonds. Out of thls the company wlll pay approximately $11,400,000, belng the amount of the recelver's certlflcates outstandlng and floatlng debt. l Payment of the recelver's certlflcates wlll begln next Saturday at the Con tlnontal Trust Company, Baltlmore, and at the banklng house of Blair & Co., New York. C0LLAPSE IS FEARED Cordon of Pollcenien on Gunrd al Crlralnal Court.i Bulluiiig. NEAV YORK. November 4,?A cordon of pollcemen, 150 ln all, stood guard to-day around New York's $2,000,OOC Crlmlnal Courts bulldlng, which th< bulldlng lnspeotors have suddenlj found throatened with collapse. No one was allowed ln the struoturc except a few workmen and an occa? slonai evlcted court offlclal In search ol important papers. All tralnc on the aurroundlng streets has been stopped Meanwhllo, 300 workmen are braclng up the craoklng walls and constructlng a shleld ot twelve-lnch beams across tho surface of Lafayette Street to pro tect the subway beneath ln caso the bulldlng suddenly falls lnto tho street The clty's engineors expressed a feai to-day that the hlstorlc Tombs prlson which occupies a full clty block jus' south of the Crlmlnal Courts bulldlng mlght also be affected by the sllpplni: of the troacherous earth on which the foundatlons of both are bullt. The construction of the clty's sub ways, which run beneath the stroet! both ln front and rear of tho' twc bulldlngs, ls blamed by englnoers foi the sllpplng of the earth. The annual meeting of the Times-Dispatch Correspondents' Asaoci ation will take place at Murphy's Hotel November 9, 10 and 1 1. The President of the United States will address the correspondents on next Wednesday morning. -..-.. . SLATED TO HEAD SEABOARD JOHN SKELTON WH.MAMS. State Department Fights Shy of Cook-Peary Squab ble. REFUSES SOCIETY'S REQUEST Declines to Ask Danes for Fer mission to Examine Re cords. WASHINGTON. D. C, November 4.? Refuslng to be drawn Into the Cook Peary North pole controversy, the State Department to-day decllned a ie cjuest tliat.lt cable Amerlcan Mlnlster Egan at Copenhsigon to request of the Unlverslty of Copenhagen permisalon to exa.nine the records of Dr. Freder Ick A. Cook when they are submltted to that lnstltutlon. The request was made by a delega tlon from the Natlonal Qeographlctil Soclety, whlch wlll appolnt a commit? tee to vlslt the foremost Danlsh Bclen tlflo lnstltutlon to whlch Dr. Cook ls to submit his records. Thla commltto?, ln all probablllty, wlll conslst of three members, who have already been vlrtu ally selected, but not yet flnally ap proved. To-day's re'quest was made on the ground that the examlnation would be l>y sclentlsts of attalnment, pnrtlc ularly valuable ln the adjustmeiu or iho polar problem and representatlve not onlv of the soclety, but of scien tlsts generally in the Unlted Statt.. Every effort was made 'o surround the deicgatton's vlslt to the Stato De portmftit wlth a vell of mystory, ? no of the members even denylng hlB lden tlty when approached by a newspaper reporter. The department took the request un? der advlsement and later declded lt could not accede to lt. It waa folt that such actlon would constltute ofil? clal recognltlon of Commander Peary as agalnst Dr. Cook. and that any un usual actlon on lta part mlght be ln terpreted as an lndorsement of the clalm of one or the other of the two oxplorers as to orlorlty of discovery of the pole. The department has notl fled Secretary Grosvenor, of the soclety, of Its attltude. The members of the committee, whlch wlll go to Copenhagen for the Geo? graphlc Soclety, wlll bo provided with the usual letters of Introductlon from the State Department to the Amerlcan dlplomatlc offlcers abroad, asklng that tho committee be given all courteslei or asslstance posslble conslstent wlth the ofilclal dutles of the dlplomatlc representntlves. ? Determlned efTorts wlll be made bs the committee to secure the Cook data, Dr. Cook wlll be afforded every op? portunlty to place his records. or any lnformatlon bearlng on his trlp, be? fore the committee, whlch, soon aftor its appolntment, wlll oommunioato wlth him directly, SPEEDIEST BATTLESHIP North Dakota Goe_ Ahead of Her Slate. Dreadnought. ROCKLAND, ME? Kovember 4.?The North Dakota ls the fastest battleshlp of the Dreadnought type afloat, as well as one of the two most powerful battleshlps ln the world. Her screw standardlzatlon tests over the Rock land, Me,, measured mlle courso. to-day devoloped a maxlmum speed of 22.25 knots, and an average of'21.833, Both marks are ln oxcess of the best per formances of elther her alster s.hip the Delaware, or the Bolleropson, the loader Dreadnought of the Brltlsr navy. Palnttnic la Flnlatied. PARIS, Kovember 4.?Jean Paul Laurenas, the Fronch artfct, has flnlshed his palntlng for tho courthouse at Bal? timore, ' portraylng tho surrender ot York town. It wlll be shown at the comlng snlon. Tho palntlng represents Washlngton, wlth Lafayatte and Rooh ambeau, recelvlng the sword of Corn wallls bofore tho assembled armles. T TO 1EIIUIHQTEL He Is Arrested "There Charged W'ith Frauds Amounting to $107,000. PICTURE LEADS TO CAPJURE Carelessness of Wife Gives Clue to Whereabouts-of Fugi tive. BBRLIN. November -i.?Martln Kauf man, of New York, was arrested to day by former Unlted States Post Offlce Inspector Henry Q, Hill on the charge of frauds amounting to $107,000, in connection with the Cotton Goods Converters Company, of New York. The case has many ramltlcaiions. Kuuf man was for a long time consldered one of tho most truatworthy buslness men of New York. His partner, M. A. Isaacs, had such impilcit couitdence ln Kauf man's Integrlty, that, accordlng to Hill, he induced a number of his frionds to talie shares In the business. One of tlieso waa named Rlum. a Clncln natl merchant, who put iu $27,000. Oth? ers invested smailer sums, Tho busl? ness proceeded aatlst'actorlly for six months, until Blum asked a customer to Bettle an outstanding account which the customer deciarea was not due. An lnvestlgatlon of the company's ac eounts fonowed, and reaulted In the diacovery of a number of fulslfled en trles amounting to $107,000. Kaufman. ln tho moantlme, had dls appeared. 11 was known that Kauf? man had salled for Europe, but nt clue to hls whereabouts could be found until hls wlfe, who Is ln buslness in Lawrence, Mass., dropped a paper con talnlng a piiotograph of a hotel. ^eltuor the name of thQ hotel noi the name of the clty was mentloned but a wlndoiv was marked, and abovt it were tho words, "ThlsMs my room,' ln Kaufmann'a handwrltlng, After many dltlicultlos tho hotel wat located In VIenna, where Kaufmanr reslded under the name of Marvlr Kent. He had ordered that hls mai should bo sent to a tourist's ofllce ir Borlin. He called thero thla evenlng and Hill, who was accompanled by Ar thur Kugomann, of thls clty, and e detectlve, accosted hlm. At flrst Kauf mann stoutly denied hls identity, bui lator he admltted he was the man anc was arrested. Ho now awalst extradl tion papers from the Unlted States. Martln Kaufmann ls bellev.U to hav< salled from New A"or|C ln the Kuisei AAMllielm der Groasc on May 25, whe/ the steamer waa chased by a tug, or board of which was a Unlted Statei doputy marshai with a wrlt to preven Kaufmann's departure. The tug, how ever, falled to overtake the steamer. DETERMINED FIGHT 0N RnlUvnys Are Secltlue to Upnet Okla liomn'n Two-Ccat Fnrc. Law. GUTHRIB. OKLA.. November 4,?/ determlned flght between the Stati Corporation' Commlasion and a numbe: of the larger railroad enmpanles li Oklahoma to test the constitutionallt^ of the two-cent fare law and cortali freight rates flxed by the State, bogai ln tho Unlted States Dlstrlct Cour here to-day beforo Judge AV. C. Hook The rallroads are asklng for a tem porary lnjunctlon forbldding tho en forcement of these rates, and to-da Judge Hook heard argurnents on th' ploa of abatement flled bv Stato offl cers, who contended thnt the railroad had not exhausted thelr rellef in th State courts, and that tho Federa court had no Jurlsdlction ln tho rnat \er- On conclusion of the argument Judge Hook announced that he woub return an oplnlon next Monday o Tuosday. DARINGROBBERY Coshler Snnd-Rntrireil u?a SM.lSO I Stolen. ?7.A,aARA FALLS. ONT., November ? ?wllllam Dobson, c?Nhier of tho Cn nadian Express Company here, wa sand-bagsrod. thls afternoon in the 00m pany's olflco nt the Grand Trunk Sta tlon ln Brldgo Street and a paokag contalnlng $14,156 taken from hlm b two unknown mon. The robbery wa committod ln brond dnyllght. with score of the atntion employes wlthl twenty feot of the offlce. Dohson wa alone at the tlme tha two men - on torod tho offlce,.and nm> of thom aaked I a trunk had arrlved for hlm. As Doh son stooped over to get his "on-hand hook ono of ,tho men reached ovor lh caunter and hlt hlm hehtnd tho ea with a snnd-bng or a pleco of gns plpi Pive minutes lator Dobson was fntin lylng unconsclous on tho floor ln popl of blood. He dld not recover con sclouaness for about an hour and'wa then unnblo to glvo a good descrlptlo -- th? twn man. Beautlful Prisoner Proves Match for Browbeating Judges. HER INNOCENCE IS PROCLAIMED Human Derelict Strides Into Court With Confession That He Helped Commit Doublc ' Murder?Story Believed Untrue?Thrilling Scenes in Tcial. BY VANCB THO3IP80N. [Bp.clal Cable to Tha Tlmes-DIspatch.] PAIUS, November 4,?i'leinre a pnllld woman, beautlful enough to Iiiivp cuptlvated peers nnd a Preiildent of l'riinot, atandlng la trugto liluck ln tlie srrlm old Court of the Asaixes, her urmn upllfted, llcr alender frame treiubllng wlth a tuniult of cmo tlou, her aoft voice breaklng l?to aona na alie fllnga biu-k, onawera to the awlft-volleyed uueatiouii of three red rolied Judges ou the beuch?an actreaa pluyluK lor her llfe, uut only to the few breuthleaa hundreda lu tlie court riium, but to all the world outaiile. Project luto the teuac acene a scrawny, tattered derelict from the nlleya ol Moat .Murtrc, who strtd'es before tbe Judge. aud crteat "She lau't guilty. I waa one of the alaycra. I ???? the rcd hulred woiuau. I nore a wlg." Plcture all thla, aud you have tha draiua that waa euncted In the aecouil day'a aeaalon of the trlal of Miue. Stelu hell, accuaed of kllllng her hunbaud and her atepiuother, aud auapected of a pltlleaa port lu the atrauge eud of Fellx l-'uure, onee Prealdent of Fronce. Very poaalbly the aceue waa only drama. AlthouK'h the prealdent of tha court ordered au lminedlnle luveatlg-a tlou ot the maa'a atrauge coafe?alour the authorltlen have llttle faith iu hla atory. They belleve him an uu balauced fanatlc, but hla cutrauce waa no leaa a. atartllnu cllmax to a hearlng thot bad atralued the nerve*' of nll preaent, had caat au u"pleuauut llght ou the pro-cdurea ot Freuch Juatlce( aud had left the b.uutlful prlaoner ex hauated. B_ean.es a Battle. Thrilling enough yesterday, th? duel between Mme. Stelnhell and tht. merelless Vlscount De Valles, presldent of the court, became a battle to-day. Three judges at onoe flred thelr verbal broadsldes at the qulvering woman, They bullied her, denounced her. qneered at her, and rebuked her when she dared to cry out agalnst thel. pltlless onalaught. But they could not shake her Btory. She repeatea her de scrlptlon'of the three men ln the black robes and the red-halred woman who had oome to her home on the nlght ot May 30 and had kllled her husband and her stepmother, aftor tylng her (Mme. Stelnhell) tn her bed. AVhen the man who entered go dra matloally wlth his strange confession declared that only he and one other had commltted the crime, ahe turned away, and sald he muat be an tmpostor, for Bhe knew there had been four aa satlants. Once again, but only once, mentlon waa made to-day of her acquaintance wlth PreBtdent Faure. This was tha flrst tlme ln the trial that he had been spoken of by name. Mrs. Stelnhell waa belng questloned about the plecea of a vlsltlng card of Mme. Masellne, wlth. the name of a costumer wrltten ln, whlch sho had asserted was dropped by the fleelng assaasins. "Was it at the home of Mme. Mase? llne, in Havre, that you met Presldent Faure?" asked the Judge. "No, lt was durlng a trlp ln tha Alps," replled the prisoner, her votea breaklng. It Is becomlng evldent that tb-e court wlll seek to establlsh as a motive whlch mlght havo caused the woman to klll her husband the fa.ct that she was ln love wlth a wealthy landownor of the Department of Ardennes, a wld ower with four chlldren. Thls man ls supposed to have been M. Borderel, who made a statement to tho authorltles followlng the arreat of, Mme. Stelnhell, tn which ho sald she had once declared to him: "I love only you. My husband leads a llfe of in famy. I hate him. I have two ha treds in my llfe?my husband and my mother, who compelled me to marry him. I wlll get a dlvorce, ' and you shall marry me." Wurua the Jury. At the openlng of to-day's sesslon. Presldent De Valles warned the jury agalnst belng moved by the arts and - eloquence ot the prisoner. He sald: - "Her tears and InCignatlon are all calculated to affeot you." . "So, may I not even proclalm my In nocenca ln my own way," crled Mme. 3 Stelnhell. ' 1 From thls flrst crosslng of swords, lt. was a ceaseless, vehement duel bo tween tho lonely woman and the mag lstrate, who, by the anomaly of Frtnch justlce, is both judge and perseoutor. Her repetttlon of the story of tho tragody was marvellously exact In de tall, and ahe lald emphasls on the fact that the pollce had dtscovered that three black robes such as the assasslna wore and a red wtg had been stolen trom a theatre on the nlght of the kllling. "Why dld you send away your walch dog that nlght?" crled M De Vnllea. "If I had been about to commit th? j I nwful doeds whlch are oharged agalnst me there woiiid have been no need to remove a tamlllar dog," ahe replled acutoly. Th- presldent read tj>e depaaltion of Dr. Saoquet, who had found her tled ln her bed! The doctor aald that th? gng soemed not to have been long ln, her mouth,' as lt was not wet from nallvat ? The prisoner liatened lmpat|ently. "Heaven!" ahe crled at last, "must t flght for my llfe agalnat a dog and a gag of qommoii wool?" Presldent Da Valles lost hla tempev. He rebuked her and begah a Kaltinj.