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WHOLE NUMBER 18,204. RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1910.
THE WEATHER. TO-DAY?Falr.
The Times-Dispatch
" prints the news and
prints it first."
PRICE TWO CENTS,
INSURGENTS FAIL
TO SECURE PEACE
Only Regulars Fill Berths
on New Rules Com?
mittee.
MEMBERS CHOSEN
AT PARTY CAUCUS
Tawney Slate Goes Through,
and Meeting Is Almost With?
out Incident?Speaker Can?
non Drops In and Casts
His Vote?Democrats
Caucus To-Night.
Washington, D. C March 2_.?Wlth
only the frlcndllcst sort of rivalry, al?
though arou.Ing- a keon Interest, lhe
Republlcan caucus to-nlght selected
the slx members of the Rules Com?
mlttee apportloned to thc Republlcan
majorlty of the House. The followlng.
all members of tho "regular" wlng
of the party, "were chosen:
Walter I. Smltli, of Iowa, 108 votes.
.lolm Dnli-.ell, Pciiimylvnntn, 1-Hl votrx.
George I*. I,n.vreace( nf ..laimucliu
srtts, ]_'! vote*.
J. Sloat Fassetti _\"c_v York, 113
vi.ten.
Sylveater C. .niith, California, 130
voten.
Henry ft. Houtrll, Illlnol*, I0S vof._.
Two ballots were taken, the four
flrxt named rccelvlng a majorlty of the
votes east on the flrst ballot and the
two last named being chosen on the
aeconu ballot.
The slx members named represent a
slate prepared by Representatlve Taw?
ney, of Mlnnesota. during tho day aftjr
numerous conforences wlth both Regu?
lars and Insurgents.
By Wrltten T1..1I..I.
Tho vote ln the caucus to-nijjht _,i.
taken by wrltten ballot. each member
of the caucus writlng the names of
slx men he desired to votc for. Ntne
teen names wero placed ln nomlnation,
and a large number bc.ldes these re
clved compllmentary votes. Represen?
tatlve Gardner. of Massachusetts. re?
ceived 33 votes. the hlghcst numbe
east for any Insurgent.
The only incident whlch thr.atened
to produce anythlng approachlng e
. rltement was when Representatlve
Tawney arose soon after thc meeting
?waa called to order and offered _
resolution proposlng tho list of six
men as named.
Immediately there w??= objeetlon
from an-losurgei-t' member TrorrT 16Wa
to tho reatrlcted' nnmlnatlona, and an
informal nomlnatlng ballot waa pro?
posed. To thls Mr. Tawney demurred,
and Representatlvo McCall. of Massa?
chusetts, securlug thc floor. told the
former that he belleved thero should
be an open ballot. Representatlve
Taytie, of Now York. the majorlty
loailer, settled the controversy by ile
elarlng In favor of an informal ballot.
Mr. Tawney wlthdrew hls resolution
and Ust. His slate, nevertheless, had
been gotten before hiH asslstants and
proved successful on the ballots which
follcrwed.
The members wlll rank on the cn
largecl Rules Committee accordlng to
thelr aonlorlty ofTerviee in tbe House,
whlch wlll glve the chalrmanshlp to
/Mr. Dalzcll.
The Democrats wlll caucus to-mor?
row night to nanic thc four members
allottcd lo tho mlnority, and tho whole
list wlll bc brought before the House
Frlday for the formal election.
The Insurgents appeared to be sat
isfled. although none of tho most radl
cal ones who east thelr ballot for
Speaker Cannon's depositlon last feiu
urday exprcssed themselves on the
subject.
Representatlve Norris, of Ncbraska,
sald:
"lt was a falr, square deal. I think
everybody ls very well .satisflcd. Of
course. the men selected are not tho
men I would have named lf I had tho
? chooslng."
Only "neKularx" l.leetetl.
A hasty scannlng of tho list showed
that only the most conslstcnt of the
"Regulars" of the Houso were elected.
Mr. Payne, before thc nomlnatlons
were mado. addressed the caucus and
appealed to all of the 103 members
present to act as Republlcans, without
regard to any schlsm whatever. He
appealed for harmony, a unlted Repub
llcanlsm and charactorlzed any divl?
sion wlthln the .party as unfalr and
needless.1 So far as h'e was concerned,
ho sald, he was in favor of puttlng one
Insurgent on the Rules Commlttee.
During tho early hours of the caucus
Speaker Cannon spent tho time. ln his
room, roadlng newspapers and con
verslng wlth hls secretary. Mr. Busby,
and Parltamontarian Hlnds. He felt
that hls presence In tho caucus might
be ymlsinterpreted. Shortly after 9
o'clock, however, ho mat]e up hls mlnd
to joln ln tha proceedings.
"Guess I'd better go in and east my
ballot." ho called to Mr. Boutoll, of
Illlnois, who liad strolled ln. They
went Into tho House chamber together
?and remalned there for tho rest of the
sesslon. The Speaker voted for the
Tawney slate.
The border Stato Republlcans held a
conference before tho Republlcan cau?
cus to-nlght, and chose Joseph Holt
Galnea. of Charleston, W. Vn., as tholr
candldate for membershlp on the Rules
Commlttee of tho House. The confer?
ence was participat'ed in by approxi
mately twenty-flvo mombers from West
Vlrglnla, Kentucky, Oklahoma, , Mls
. souii. North Carolina; Tennessee and
Maryland. Tho speakers pointed out
that the border States contributed
about ono-slxth of tho Republican
.membershlp of the House; that they
hcld the balance of power; that every
Republlcan from thoso States was a
thoroughly stalwart party man, and
tliat thoy had not received any, such
reeognltlon -boforo. .Galnos recolved
uvonty-nliio votes ln the caucus.
ARMS' OF' ESTRADA
Rebel. Gcuerul Couilileiit He Cnn Holt!
Atlantic Conat.
New York, Maroh 23.?A Wlreless
dlspatch received hare to-night^'froi..
Operator Baragar, who haa been Tiand
llng press dlspatches at Blueflelds,
Nlcaragua, and ls now' aboard 'the
steamer Anttlles, says that General
.Ttian Estrada h&s rocontly recolved a
large supply of ammunltlon, and' has
deolared that he oan hold the Atlantic
coast against 10,000 Madriss troops,
should they attempt to take Bluoflolds
and the coast towiis, v
At tho present time the despatch
pays Geiieral Estrada has al), ut a,000
troopa, 1,000 of whom aro near Acoy
*oa.
CliE SLIGHT,
BUT F
TO THE PATIENT
Senator Daniel's Condi?
tion Continues to Show
Very Gradual Im?
provement; Bulle
tin from Bedside
Encouraging.
[Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.!
/ DAYTONA, FLA., MARCH _!3.?AT
Si30 O'CLOCK THIS EVENING DR. XV.
C. QHOWNING ISSUED THE FOL
LOWING HULLETIN ON THE CONDI
TIO.\ OP.SENATOR JOHN IV. DANIELt
"SENATOR DANIEL'S CONDITION
THIS EVENING CONTINUES TO
SHOW BUT LITTLE CHANGE. SUCH
CHANGE AS THERE IS, HOWEVER,
IS FAVORAHLE. HIS SPEECH BEING
RATHER MORE DISTINCT AT TIMES
TO-UAT THAN FREVIOCSLW HE
ALSO KEEPS HIS EVES OPEN MORE,
PULSE, TEMPERATURE AND NOUR
ISHMENT CONTINUE SATISFAC?
TORY."
THIS CHANGE MEANS A VERY'
SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT OVER^HIS
CONDITION OK YESTERDAY", BUT
CONSIDERABLE OVER THAT OF
MONDAY. SENATOR DANIEL NOW
LIES IN A STATE THAT IS DE
SCniUED AS BETWEEN A MARKED
COJIA AND HEAVY SLUGGISHNESS.
DR. COOK "DOWN AND OUT"
Wlfe Wrlt. . That He i? III and Wlth
out Fund-i.
Belllngham, Wash.. March 23.?Dr.
Wllllam II. Axtell. a personal frlend
of Krcdcrlck A. Cook, to-day rcceived
a letter from Mrs. Cook. dated Valpa
ralso, C'hllc, In which ahe says tho ex
ploror ls broken ln health, without
funds and unable to continue hls ftsrht
to establlth his clalm that ho dls
covered the North Pole. Dr. "Axtell
aald to-day:
"Mrs. Cook tells me in her lettor
that Cook made conslderablc money
out of his trip -whon he ilrst arrlved
lu New York, but that he f>*.nt lt ln
def endlng hlmself agalnst bitter at
tacks froin hla enemles bofore the Co?
penhagen declslon waa made public.
"Cook left New York later to escape
oontumcly. says Mrs. Cook, and to go
beforo the board of Inqulry at Copen?
hagen aa hls own representatlve.
There. Mrs. Cook followed hlm. met
hlm- to Ehgland, found lilm a nervous
wreck antl very 111.
"Sho writes that it waa her fault
that Cook dld not appear publicly at
the time ho was unfavorably rcnorted
on. She says she took hlm to Hol?
land. France,' Italy, and then to Spaln.
where they !? mbarked for Bucnos
Ayros.
"From P.uenos Ayros they went
around Capo Hom to Chlle. Cook ls
still very 111, and wlll be ln no condl?
tlon to take up his fight for the honors
whloh he -stlll says should have beon
hls."
Dr. Axtell added that. accordlng to
ihe letter. the explorer and hls famlly
will arrive quietly ln New York. and
will set'tle down for a oulet llfe.
"Mrs. Cook says," ho contlnued, "that
her husband has no funds wlth which
to go to the Arctic reslons after the
proofs required by the Unlverslty of
Copenhagen. arid that if he had the
necessary cash he knows of no one he
could trust to dp the work for hlm."
Cunfldenco ln Penry.
Washington, D. C Marcli 2:t.?A let?
ter from the secretary of the Koyal
Geographical Society of London. ox
presslng great Interest ln the attltude
of CongroBs to wards Commander Peary,
and'statlng that the wrlter. was contl
dent that Mr. Peary has reached thc
North Pole, was mado oubllc to-day
by Representatlve Allen. of Malnc. one
of the explorer's supporters.
The lettor. which was addressed to
Admlral Choster by Secretary Keltlc.
of tho London soclety. an<J forwardeu
to Representatlve Allen. follows:
"We aro naturally very lnterestcd ln
tho report which you and your col
leagues issue wlth reference to the
Peary observatlons.-I am not surprised
at tho results, as I may add- that hore
everybody has confldonco ln Peary s
honesty and competence. Of course. lt
... very dlfflcult. as you know, to be
sure of your observatlons at such a
latltudo with a low sun. but I thlnk
there can be no doubt that P,~-ary sot
to thc polo, or, as I thlnk' you report?
ed. a llttlo beyond lt. Wo are lookinsr
forward to seeing Peary hero some
tlnte at tho end*of Aprll or the be?
ginnlng of May."_
ANOTrlER "TRUST" INDICTED
TUrce Am.oeln.loim of Poultry Dealers
Charged Wlth Vlolatlng Law.
New Yorlc, March 23.?They Indicted
another "trust" in New York to-day;
not a nation-en.brac.ng'- organlzation,
but tho llve poultry deaidrs of the clty,
who aro charged by the grand jury
wlth conspiracy ln restralnt of trade.
under the general business laws of
the State. Threo local associattons of
poultry dealers aro named, chlef of
which ls the New York Llve Poultry
Commlsslon Merchants' Protoctlvo As?
soclatlon. credltea wlth the control of
OO por cent .of tho llvo poultry trado
of tho greater clty, Nearly nlnety de?
fendants aro named in tho threo blan
ket Indictments, and all wlll bo a'r
ralgned in the crlminal branch of thc
Supreme Court to-morrow.
Tho Investigatlon is tho outgrpwth
of tho general complalnt agalnst tho
high prlco of foodstufCs.
Besldos the Indiotment of tho poul?
try dealers, tho clty has bo^un a crti
sado agalnst short woights, Elghteon
Inspoctors. agreed wlth carefully a'rt
justod iscales, aro maklng the rounds
of wholesale and retail stores -and
poddlers' stancis,1
. In holdlng a peddlor for trial to-day,
who was arrested for selllng twelvo
ounceH of grapes for a pound, thevnas
IsU'ato sald*. "...
"Glvlng of short welghts> anitiisa.*
viros is the meanest and' most cun
temptiblo way to trlck. tho public, es?
peclally < tho poorer peoplo. Tho prac?
tice ts all tho moro shamef.ui and
outrageaus /whon1 lt la consld.ored that
poor peoplo are alniost the exclusive
patronizers of the pocldlors who en
gago ln tho tiiclc r obbory."
.[?.BELL IHJUHED
They Fail Victims of
Auto's Cra'ah With
Trolley Car.
WOMAN CRUSHED
t , UNDER MACHINE
Chief of Staff of Army Suffers
. Severe Hurts, but Will Re- .
cover ? Accident Occurs
" While Party Is En Route
to Washington After
Visit to Fort Myer.
Washlngton, March 23.?iMaJor-Gen
eral J. Franklln Bell, Chief of Staff
of the Unlted States Army, who was
Injured early to-day ln an automobllo
accident, ln whloh Mrs. Herbort .T.
Slocum, wife of Major Stocum, U. S. A.,
was almost InstanCly killed, was re.
portcd to-nlght to be restlng corn
fortably. One of hls rlbs was broken
and he suffered somfo scalp wounds,
but no Internal Injuriea havo beon dls
covcred_and no compllcatlons of any
sort have set ln,
Major Slocum, who ls a member of
the Seventh Cavalry, and nowstatloned
at Governor's Island, N. Y-. arrived to
night wlth hls sons, Jermane, who ls
also at Governor's Island, and Theo?
dore, a student at Prlnceton Unlver?
slty. Ho was met at the train by Tn
spector-General Garllngton. almost a
llfe-long friend. and by Colonol Crow
dcr. of the 'Xdjutant-General's otttce.
and Lleutenant-Colonel Kean, an as?
sistant to the Surgeon-General.
No further arrangements have been
made for the funeral of Mrs. Slocum
than that the body wlll be taken, af?
ter the lnquest to-morrow, to the home
of her blrth, Osslnlng, N. Y. Mr. ana
Mrs. Roblnson, the latter a slster of
Mrs. Slocum. and Mlss Roblnson, of
New York, also arrived hero to-nlght.
Collideti 'With Trolley.
The accident was caused by a south?
bound trolley car of the Wlsconsln
Avenue car line. near Tenallytown. In
the northwest outsklrts of thls clty.
collidlng wlth an automobile ownea
by^ General Bell. The car was occu
pled by Mrs. H. J. .Slocum, flfty years
old. of Governor's Island, N. Y.; Mrs.
H. Lt Green and Goneral Bell. Mrs.
Slocum, who received Internal Injurles,
was removed to the Georgetown Hos?
pital In an automobile, -where sho waa
pronounced dead.
Chauffeur Ward was unhurt. but
was soon arrested, together. wlth the
motorman and conductor o? tho trolley
car. They were later released from
custody, however, on orders from Cor?
oner Nevitt, who Instructed them to
appear at the lnquest to-morrow
morning."
Mrs. Slocum, whoso husband ls i a
nephew- of Mrs. Russell Sage, was vlslt?
lng her slster, Mrs. H. L. Green, at
the Wyomlng apartment house in thls
clty: but yesterday went to Fort Myor
to vlslt Mr. and Mrs. Bell, with whom
she and her husband wero on terms
of Intlmate frlendshlp. It was on tho
way bacl^ to the Wyomlng that tho
fatal colllsion occurrod. The Tenally?
town Road, ofllclaUy known as Wls?
consln Avenue. runs north from
Georgetown through the westerly
envlrons of tho clty, and Is a favorlte
route for automoblles. Crosslng the
Georgetown Bridge from Fort Myer,
the car turned north Into Wlsconsln
Avenue. and was about to turn easterly
along the northerly boundary of the
city. when, at Garfield Street, tho col?
llsion occurred. The fast-movlng
trolley car when they came together
practically demollshed the automobile.
The automoblle was hurled about
twenty feet against a trolley pole. It
flnally turned over. General Bell was
thrown out. Ward was pinncd under
tho front, but managed to extrlcate
hlmself. Mrs. Slocum was crushed
under the body of the car.
Bell Dlrccts Work.
Bleeding about the hands and head,
General Bell directed the passengers
on the car and others ln ltftlng the
automobile from the woman. Mrs
Slocum was then hurrled to the hos?
pital.
In a statement lssued at the War
Department this afternoon, lt was ex?
plained that Mrs. Slocum had been dls
cusslng the advlsability of buildlng
a homo In Washington, and it was
wlth this in view that General Be.)
was taking her.to look at some hlgh
ground along Wisconsln Avenue wher
the accident occurred.
GRAFT AT COLUMBUS
IIouhc DccldCM ' to Insert Prohc Into
Brlhery Chnrft'CK.
Columbus, Ohio,' March 23.?Thc
House of ? Represontativos to-day
adopted the Elson resolution provld?
ing for a bl-partlsan Investlgation by
four members appolnted by the Spenlc
er ot chargog.mado b.v Representatlve
C. B. Wlnters of Erle county, and
Representatlve H. W. Tears. of Allen
county, that efforts had boen made tu
brlbe them In connectlon wlth the
pas\.age of the Elson blll pcrmlttlng
telephone companles to merge. A jolnt
resolution providlng for a probe by a
committoq roprfisenting both the House
?nnd Scnato was proposed^ but tho
House was afrald the Senate would
not adopt It. Then n separate House
Investig-iUion was declded upon.
' Representatlve .Wlnters, who ls Dem?
ocratic floor leador. sald he had been
offered anything he wanted to vote for
tho bill. Repr'e. entatfvo Pears sald he
was offered money.
TUG GOES DOWN
Foiimlrrw in SUIY Wlntl nnd S|s I,lvc_
A re Lontt
Vaneouver, B. C, March 23,?The tug
Arthur B., from Tacoma to Vaneouver,
foundored last night off. Frazor Rlver
Llghtshlp. Slx mon were drowned,
A stiff -westerly wlnd provallod tn
tho gulE last night and oft ihe) Sa'n
Heads a big. een?was runnlng. The
llghtkoooer in charge of the llghtshlp
,off tho' Frazer Rtvnr saw the ,tug la?
boring hoavily. and whtlo ho was
watchtng sho foundored and Went
down.
?j The tug was used ln the coment and
?nlastnr carrylng trudo betweep Pugot
Sound. and British Columbla. poru.
SIIEIIT15 SPHINX
Roosevelt Declines to
Discuss Journey of
Ousted Forester.
NOW EN ROUTE TO
EGYPT'S CAPITAL
Day Largely Given Over to Pr-.
parations for Move on Cairo,
Where He Will Be Met by
State Carriage and Cori
veyed to Khedive's
Palace.
Luxor, Upper Egypt, March 23.?
Colonel Rooscvelfs departure from
Luxor at 7 o'clock thls evening was
tnado the occaslon of a gTeat outpour
lng of resldents and tourlsts. Thoy
cheercd tho ex-Presldent as hls traln
started for Calro. Tho Egyptlan cap?
ltal wlll be reached to-morrow morn?
lng, and Colonel Roosevelt and hla
will remaln ln that clty for nearly a
week.
PrcparatlonB have been golng on in
Calro for a reception to the distln?
gulshed American. and the Khodtve
has announced Ihat ho wlll send a
stato carriage for Colonel Roosevelt
to convey hlm to the palace. The plans
lnclude several dlnnera, aWlalt to thc
Unlverslty of Egypt, where Colonel
Roosevelt wlll dellver an address;
vislt to the Amerlcan mlsslon, where
ho wlll dedlcate the new glrls' college,
and a thorough Inspectlon of tho matiy
places of htstorlc interest.
The subject of the Balllngcr-Plnchot
controversy and the departure for
Europe of Gifford Plnchot, the deposed
chief forester of the United States. for
tho ostenslble purpose of havlng
conference wltn the former Presldent.
were brought io Colonel Roosovclt's
attentlon to-day. but he decllned. to
make any statement. merely relterat
Ing hls determlnatlon not to discuss
questlons of polltlcal natur_. untll he
had all the facts ln hand.
Fs7B Yistt to MUMon.
To-day was glven over largely to
preparlng for the^ Journey to Calro,
ana to restlr.g after two days of str.n
uous slght-seelng here, but Colon.i
Roosovelt found time lo vlslti the mls?
slon of the United Presbyterian Churcn
?.-? North America.
Colonel Roosevelt and Mrs. Roore
velt, accompanled by Dr. McClennahati
and the Rev. Ralph C. McG.ll. drove
to the Amerlcan mlsslon. The road
was lined by mlsslon boys. who sa
lutcd the ex-Presldent. Mlss C. M.
Buchanan, princlnaJ, i.f fye glrls' school.
and Mlss Helen J. Ferrier, the asslst?
ant prlnclpal, rcceived the guests at
thc mlsslon and Herved tea.
As Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt en
tfred the room. which was crowc-ed
"Kllh European.-. and Egvptlans, and old
and moro recent graduates of thu
achool, the glrl students sang a song
of welcome. Dr. McClennahan jrreet
cd the vlsitors In a henrtj* speech of
welcome, to which Colonel Uooseveit
mnde responso, in which he expressed
hls pleasure at belng able to vislt tno
mlsslon, saylng hc had known of the
work aceomplished for many yearj,
and had seen for hlmself the resulta
of the work.
Intrrestrd In Glrls'-SchooT.
"t was partlcularly anxlous to seu
thc glrls' schooi," ho contlnued. "be?
cause 1 thlnk it ls belng reallzed moro
and more strongly that lt ls impossible
to upllft one part of humantty whlle
neglectlng the others. Abovo all, wc
cannot ralse man unless woman Is
raised also. Thc mlsslons are to be
for both sexes. Thls applles cqually
at home and abroad. Men cannot rlse
ir women drag. It is a matter of self
interest to help them. No race can
riso as high a._ lt should unless wo?
man rlses wlth man." Contlnuirig, Mr.
P.oosevelt sald:
"I am mlghty well pleased,' as an
Amerlcan. to come hero and see what
has been dono by our own people.
Nothliij? augurs so well ' for Egypt's
future as that such work is going on
and growlng year by year :n Influen.e,
ard success.-*
Colonel Roosevelt's words woro
grected wlth tremendous applausu.
Tho party thon returned to tho h.tel.
REMEMBERS THE MAINE
House PnnitCH Blll Authorizlng Ratalug
of Wrcck.
Washington, March 23.?The hulk of
tho 111-fated hattleshlp Malne, sunk in
the harbor of Havana, wlll he raised
so that the bodles of tho sallors dead
within tho wreck may b<> recovered,
and so that an examlnatlon may be
mado to determlne. lf posslble, tha
manner in which the vessel was de?
stroyed,. if the Senate approves a blll
passed by the House to-day.
The remalns of tho .sallors that
mlght be recovorcd would bo Interred
ln Arllngton Cemotory. on the Virginia
shore, opposite Washington. Tho mast
of the Maino would bo erected ln that
oemetery near tho graves of tho Malne
dead.
SHORTAGE IS $250,000
Treasury Depnvtiucnt RecclvcH Report
ouCloMcd Cninlirldge llnnk.
Washington, March 23.?A roport re?
ceived at tho Treasury Doparimont
froin Examiner Samuel M. Hann do
olures that tho total shortage in the
funds .of tho Clty Natlonal Bank ? of
Cambrldgo, Mass., will roach about
$250,000. Tlio estlmated shortage at
the tlmo of closlng the bank* becauso
of tho dofalcatlon ,of tho bookkeeper,
Georgo W. C'olman, was 5141,000,
OFF FOR VACATI0N
riiTslcluu* Tell Llllls Hc Necrtu n Long
110*1.
Kansas Clty, March 23.r-.Tero F. Lll?
lls, presldent of the Western Exohango
Bank, of thls clty, who waa attaoked
hy .lohn P. Cudahy threo woekp ago, ln
Cudahy's houso. loft here to-duy on* an
tndetlnlto va.atlon. but hls destinatlon
Is not known hy tho publlc.
Ordered by ? hls -physlclftn to tako a
long rest, I.lllla may go abroad before
roturnlng to-Kansas Clty, He hati not
reslgned as presldent of tho bank.
A friend of Mr. LHIlHwaa askod lf
tho lmnlcor did not'expect to moet Mr.
Cudahy ln th0 South, but thls friend
donlod thls was tho purpoae of Mr*
Llllls's-trip. '-?;:?"?'
Mr. Cudahy recently wa* in Ashc
viuo. N. A. '
Major-General Rosser tn Extremts
MAJOR-GEXERAI. THOMAS ROSSER.
TSpeclal to The Times-DIspatch.1
Charlottesvllie. Va., March 23.?
Thomas Lafayette Rosser, postmaster
of Charlottesvllie, and one of the few
survlvlng major-generals of the Con
federacy, ls ln extremls at hls home,
"Rugby," near the Unlverslty of Vlr?
glnia. He was taken seriously 111
Frlday night. but rmlllcd. To-day there
Ftl JURY FIXEHS
Fivc of Them Are Thrown Fr?m
City Hall in Pitts
burg.
I
BRIBE MONEY PLENTIFUL
Nine 'More' Graft'ers Confcss
Their Sins and- Receive
Immun.ity Bath.
Plttsburg, ? Pa., March 23.?Nlne
more men, conscloncc-strieken over
taking money for thelr votes, appeared
Defore.Judge R. S. Frazer to-day and,
aftor tolllng all they knew of tho
councilmanic graft conspiracy, had
sentences postponed.
? Bosides these nine, a fornier presi?
dent of the Common Council, Wllliam
Brand, one ot the rlngleaders, accord?
lng to thoso who confessed, has also
mado a statement whlch is ln tho
hands of the Dlstrlct Attorney. .1. C.
Wasson, who Is lu-Uho penltentlary,
made his confession to tlie grand jury
to-day. He'wcpt llke a chlld during
hls recltal, while .lohn Kleln, the urch
oonfessor,. tt lod to soothe hlm.
On tbe statcments from Brand, Was?
son and Klein,?? who were tlie princi
pals ln . the conspiracy,. accordlng to
thelr own- 'statemonts. it is sald the
District Attorney Is ready to proceed
against ?be brlbe-glvers,* and \vhtlo no
names are glven out,, Wasson's state?
ment Is said to impllcate some promi?
nent men. .Tho ? opportunity to con?
fcss voluntarlly and receive postponed
sentences, or "immuhlty," has passed
for thoso that have not come forward.
Those that havo been Indlcted wlll be
brought to trial, and .the llrst of these
wlll start Monday. .
.Iiiry-l'Mxers Busy.
Already a crusade' against jur.y-fixlng
has boen started by tlio Dlstrlct Attor?
ney. To-day flve men were llterally
yankod from tho court room by county
detectlves. It la sald they wero busy
wlth bribery money for jurora in the
court houso corridors. Eaoh. man was
put through a severe examination and
arrests are predicted of a number ot
others known about tho court house
to be jury flxers. ? ??
No indlctments _ wero handed down
by tho grand Jury to-day, although
lt lias suffleient evidonce for true bilU
against moro than half a hundred
They. .w'lli como along, accordlng U*
the' Asststant Dlstrlct Attorney,' be?
fore tho end of tho week, No,w tha-i
the councilmanic graft evldo..ce ,1s
about all in. ' the District AttorncVi
propose to take up ihe trnfllo ln vli-i
ln whici,, Councilmen havo been Impll
cotod by tho ?cprifesslons,
Detectlves havo already furnlshed
evldence agiifrist prbprietors ' of thlr
tcen .gambling hpus.es and 2Jtl rcsoris.
: PHYSICIANS KEPT OUT
SIhter <>f Gen.' Ciiato. 'lilet* From.Can
cer Vniler Care at ;,FnM'? Heiileo.,
New York, March 113.? Mrs. Margn
rot Custer Callioun . Maughan, flfty,
seven years old, wlfe of .lohn H.
Maugham. a contraotor of thls olty,
and slster of General George. A. Custer^
U S A., who was killed at the battle
ot Llttle Big Horn In 1..6, dled at a
hotel here yesterday. .ot.cancer, tfho
had beon treated for, somo tlme.b:,*
falth. liealers, ancl would not allow
physicians to attond hor. -??
"Mrs. Maugham'K, flrst hu.-.arid. T.ldi
tenant James, Calhouh; lost hls Ufe ln
tho mma battle ln w|il_h, Genoral Cua
tet-'dled, a8dld also her two brothers,
Lleutenant Boston Custer and Captain
Thomas1 Custer, and a-nephew, Outlo
Roed. .The, body'.wlll besont for In?
terment to ' Monroo, Mlch., whero her
parents ara? burled. ? ... ..
.. 'AV.. , i ....:.... ,,. i
was a declded chango for the worso,
and to-night the goncral's physiclan,
Dr. E. M. Magruder. held a consulta
tion wlth the leadlng physicians of the
unlverslty and clty. After the con?
ference lt was announced thnt kidney
and other compllcatlons had set ln and
that there was llttle hopo for the
general.
ABANDONS STRIKE
FOR BALLOT BOXES
State Federation of Labor Re?
fuses to Call State-Wide
Walk-Out.' ?' *
I-:? .'
UBOR" PARTY IS PROPOSED
Sympatlietic Strikers Return tc
Work, Leaving Carmen Alonc
in Stnicsrlc.
?<ltj qult work,
tpc movement
Wilkcsbarre, Pa? March 23.?After
being ln' sesslon nearly all day the
executlve council of tho State Fed?
eration of Labor came to the con
cluslon that lt would be\' Inopportuno
to call a State-wldo strlke to ald the
strlking street car men In phlladel?
phla.
Thls declslon was reported unanl
mously, and it is sald to have been
hastened hy the action of thc toxtllc
workers of Philadelphia. who went out
on a sympathetlc strike and last nlght
voted to return to work. ?
Instead of appeallng to thn trade
unionlsts of iho State.
tho council fell in wlth
startcd In Philadelphia Tuesday nlght
to form a labor party in the State.
President Greonwalt was vory posl?
tlve tn hls state'mant ? that "the only
way. the worklng classes ln Philadel?
phia and .throughout the State could
get justice was through tho ballot
box. Tho 'council declded: to give tho
movement overy encouragoment.
Wfll lunugurnte Party.
Tho council will meet at call of
rresident Greenwalt shortly, when
phins wiill. be. fonnulated to get tho
new party In worklng order.
Tho executlve council, after glvlng
out tiio followlng statement, adjorned:
,"Tho genoral strlko proposltlon was
glven careful consideratlon and tht
conclusion reachod tlmt suoh a drastlc
ron>edy should not bo applied unless
as a last rosort. and inasmuch as thcrc
ls still .hope for a settlement of tht
stl-lko In Philadel|.hla, all plans rola
tlvo to a general lndustrlal strlko an
held ln abeyanee. <?
"Notwlthstandlng this declslon. I
ls tho purpose of the Penhsylvanli
Federation of Labor to call a genera
Stato-wide strike, and it'eails on overj
citizen to drop hls usual occuuatlor
jpeit. election day and strlke at tlu
ballot box for clean politics and hon?
est government."
.Tho executlve committee also tool
favorablo action on. tho movement
startod ln phlladelphla to organizo a
ilahoi* party, and lt was announced thai
from now on it would bo the alm o(
tho e.veeutive olllcers of tho State Fod?
oratlon to push tho moyem'.iit in evory
part of the Stato.
Uuestlon ?f Fiidurnuce.
Phlladelphla.' Pa., Mnrch 23.?Wlth
tho docision. of the ftsite lahor orgnnl*
zatlons not to declare a sympathotlc
strlko. and tho -return to work of many
of. tho synipatlu'tlo strikers in thls
city. the sltuatlon hns sottlecl down
to a quostlon of enditrinioo between
tho strlking carnion and tho Phlladel?
phla Rapld Translt Company.
Ofllclals of tho companv olalni 1,300
cars aro ln operatlon. The sooreiary
of tho stroet carmen's union, however,
clalmed to-nlght that the groatost
number of cars oporatod ln a slngle
day sdiico tho beginnlng of -the strike
was QfiO. lio clalnis ? that." thero are
only .0(1 membors , ot tho Koystono
union, the inembor^ of which remained
loyal to the company,' aml' that ovon
wlth the Imported strlko-breaUors. the
coinpanv stlll re_iulren'_,400*more men
Tho committeo of ton of the Central
Labor T.'nlon, which Im's been dlroctlnu
Uio goneral stril^o, Inlts statement to
nlght stated that ? it ls assured , that
tho company- cannot hold out much
longer.
DEADLY BATTLE
Kills Conductor an
Porter Before Being
Shot to Death.
FIGHT CONTINUES
MORE THAN HOUR
Barricading Himself in ' Cart
Double Murderer Defies Police,
but Is Finally Driven Forth
by Stream pf Water Hurl
ed by Fire Depart
Wilmlngton Del.. March 23.?rAn ex
cltlng battle, In which threo men wero
killed, took place on a northbound
Baltimore and Ohio train thls after?
noon. Tho flght began at Newark,
Del., and ondod ln thls clty. Several
persons were wounded |ln the deadly
affray whlch occurred at the Dela?
ware Avenue Statlon here followlng
the arrlval of tho train at 5:17 o'clock.
The dead are:
O, E. Wellmun, nwcil forty year*, of
Philadelphia, conductor of the train.
Snmuel Wllliam*, njted flfty yturi,
nesrro, t'tillinnn porter, tvhone home la
nald to have bccn In Jersey Clty.
J. II. Bethea, o(fcd forty years,' oC
Dlllon, S. C.
The lujured:
John O. Wlley, ajced forty year*, m
park Riiard of Wilmlngton, Del., *kot
tu the hand nnd lej_.
..Intthe.v Hnley, a eitlr.en of IVll
nilugton, nhot In the leg. '
Others were grazed by flying bullets.
The trlplo Uagedy was the result of
an altereatlon between Bethea, who
was a passenger, and Willlams, tho
porter In tne Pullman parlor'car Mer
cury. The car was bound from Wash?
ington to Jersey Clty.
Fire-i Two I-atnl Shot*.
Bethea, who had been drlnklng
heavily. shot the pprtor through the .
heart. kllllng him instantly. When
Conductor Wcllman saw tho porter
fail he ran to the scene to remonstrate
wlth the passenger. who still held tbo
smoking revolver in hia hand. Bethea.
fired a second shot into the negro s
body. Then without a-word Bethea
shot Wellm'an through the .heart. Tho
conductor fell dead in hls tracks.
When the desperado flred. the conduc?
tor threw his rlght arm up to protocc
hlmself: The bullet struck hls arm
and cpptlnulng plowed through hl*
bodv aftd lodg.d'fri hlsiiearr.* 1
.Before tha passengers could Interfero
the double murderer had barrlcadcd
hlmself in the toilet room of.the P.ull
man car and threatened to klll tho
first persons who approached.
Moanwhilc the train reached Wil?
mlngton. When It came into thc sta?
tion a hurrv call was sent to the police
station. A*squad of patrolmen, headed
by. Pollco Captalna Kanc and Evans,
and relnforcod by park guards and.a
posse of cltlzens and trainmen, ran to
tho scene. Tho police called upon
Bethea.to surrender.. . As an nnswer he
opened tho door of the toilet room a
short dlstance and opened flre at tho
pollco and the crowd wlth an auto?
matic revolver. Chief of'Police Black,
who also ru-hed to thc railroad sta?
tlon, dodged behlnd an express offlce
on the train floor..Just in tlme to o*
capo the bullets.
Hattle I,a_ti nn Hour.
Bethea Is belleved to hayfr had ac
least 100 rounds of ammunltlon.' for ho
aucceeded in holdlng thc posse.at bay
and also held up the tralii from 5:1?
until 6:35. During thls tlme many
shots were fired on both sides until
ilnalty ull thc wlntlows of the' car
were broken. Travel over the Balti?
more and Ohio Railroad also -was tlou
up.
' When the battlo had lasted about
an hour, the police realizcd that they
would be uriablo to drlvo the'man front
cover. A call was sent to a local flro
company near by. The flremen respond?
ed wlth tholr englne. Attaching a
hlgh pressure hose to a flre plug. and
with the flremen barricaded behlnd
trucks and boards, a stream of water
was played . upon the windows of th?
toilet room. Thc desperado flred a
number of -hots at the flremen. but
they were not (njured. Stibsequontl.;,
Bethea, drenched wlth water, stagger
ed to the platform, and the pollco was
more called upon hlm to surrender.
Hls reply was several shots in quick
order from his i-ovolver.
Several of the pollcement had armed
theniselves wlth shot guns, and Just
as Bethea flred the last shot, Pollco
Captain Evans llred a load of shot Into
hls faee. Notwlthstanding thls In
jury, he kept on blazlng away. Pa
trolman Boughtnan opened flre wlthfa
pistol and struck Bethea ln the rlglit
arm. Tho desperute man tried to flro
agaiti, but Sergeant Keller opened flre
aiul also nuinaged to sprlng upon Be?
thea, When the police took hold of
his arm he fell dead ln the arms of a,
patrolman.
Illt by Stray Bullctn.
Wlley. tho park guard, and Halqy
aro not seriously Injured. .They were
both struck by stray bullets rired by
Bethea. A traglc Incident of the af?
fair was that when Wllliams. tho por?
ter, was shot, ho fell Into a seat |n
tho car, All through tho battle tho
dead porter sat with tho appearance oC
ono looking from tho window,
Bethea was well dressed. Whlle lt
was belleved by some of the passeng?
ers who Cled when the train reached
Wilmlngton that tho desperado was -
insano, othcr passengers stated that
he appeared to bo aane, wlth th* ex.
ceptlon that ho had beon drlnklng.
Thore was moro excltement In con?
nectlon wlth the battle at the rallntod
siation than anythlng that has oe- ,
curred ? ln thls section slnco Georgo
Whlte, a negro, was burned at tho .
stak; near here In .lune, 1903. for an,
assault upon Helen Blshop. lhe .evei}
teen-year-otd daughler of _. Presby
terlan mlnister,
Ot Prominent Famlly.
pillon, S. C, March- 33?.Tohn ff_nry
Bethea, who to-day klll-d two j|ten om

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