^S^^^v\^S>SSl1t,m WHOLE NUMBKR 18,441.
RICHMOND. VA., THURSDAY, NOVK.MliKl. 17, 1910,
THK WKATHEIl TO-DAY?FaJr.
PRICE TWO CENTSt
Democratic Leader En
dorses Viewsof Sen?
BY FRIENDS HERE
Says Time Has Come to Formu
late Party Creed on Which
Candidates May Stand.
Many Leaders Think
Meeting Should Be
Fnvorlng a State Democratic Con?
ventlon, "to come together and formu
late a party crccd on whlch to stand
and on whlch candidates for offlce,
State and local, may go beforc the
jieoplc." llenry C Stuart yesterday
added hls volco to tlie oplnlon of
thoso who are asklng for ?ueh it
gathering. Whilo he ls committed to
no partlcular time, Alr. .Stuart added
that he Is strongly lnclincd to agree
?wllh Senator Keezell tliat It ahould
bo not later than May.
There la belleved to be no doubt
that the tnovement for a conventlon,
volccd by The Tlmes-Dlsi'atch on
Monday, wlll llnd a strong Impetua
ln tlie express lon of Mr. Stuart, who
lu theHO days lootns large as a leader
itmong the Democrats of the State.
Ile was much impressed wlth the
\leWH of Senator Gco.xe B. Keezell.
as publlshed ln Thc Times-Dispatch
Mr. Stuart came to the city yes
t.r<i_.y mornlng Ile looks well, and
shows hardly a tr.icc of hls long and
urentious campalgn. Ills progress on
the streets was everywhere impedtd
ln enthu-ilaatlc friends wh.. crowded
around hlm to .*-hake hls hand and to j
congratulate hlm on the roagnlflcerit |
fight he madu to red.oiu the Nlnth i
He had tiothlng to add. he aald, to
t. ,. sta tenn nl .ii t*. a possible ..-on-i
tesl h'- had given out, and which was 1
,. H iietl yesterdaj ile deslres that ?
thi rumore . t** illegal vi,tini_: be in-I
\. ttffsl I and that appropriate
?? ti.,;i i.r* tak< n
.\ ked a.. f> what he thought of a
Btatc conventlon, Mr. Stuart sald:
"I ha\e not glven the <|ue_*:*toti of a
State convention a great deal of
tho_-gilt. ln fact, I have heard no sc
rluus discU-.aloti of tho inittor In my
own sectlon of the State or oJsewhcrt.
untll niy arrival in Rlchmond to-day.
I have read the vlew*. of Senator Kee?
zell, as glven In The Tltnc-lJlspateh
thls mornlng. and I must confess that
they appeal to me strongly at thls
I .iiilt of I'rlninrlr*.
'.'Whstever may be the merits of the j
Ktate primary system, we must ldmll j
that under it we have lost the oppot
tunities which the old State conven- j
tlons afforded us of freqiicnt meetlngs
as a party, where our princlples mlght j
be detined and declared In an authorl- |
"It scema to me that the time ha?
come when thc Democratlc party of;
Virginia should come together and
formulate a party creed on which to j
,_-tand and on whlch candidateH for
[offlce, State and local, may bo beforc >
(the people. A party must be lacking ;
iin that strength which comes from co- j
? heslveness unless it submits Itself, from
time to time, to the direct control and
idirectlon of the. people through their
face red Ited representatlves.
"There Is every reason why a live.
progressive party such as ours should
l-declare Its princlples and thus appeal
to tho hearts and consclences of lhe
Ipeoplo by something more than a name.
[J feel that tlie party has everything to
[galn by a State convention, antl whlle
tl am not committed to any partlcular
'time of holding lt. I am stronprly inT
clined to agree with Senator Keezell
ithat it should bc not later than May."
Kavor l-nte .McctlnB.
Whlle most of thoso prominent ln
political llfe who have expressed them?
selves in favor of a conventlon, and
whlle the demand Is generally jolned
j'ln by the press of the State. there is
(more or less opposltion. Some of lt
[comes from those who would agree to
la conventlon lf held after the senato
?rial prlmary. The advantago. in this ls
?ald to be that the delegutes could be
Jelected to it at the general primary,
Ithe national light would not be mixed j
(up wlth the State Issues, and that a
conventlon held after the tight for the
'?Benatorshlp is settled would be condu
cive of party harmony.
From those who deslre an early con
jventlon comes the objectlon that nearly
'all the candidates for tho I.egislature
[?wotlld be nomlnated beforo a late con
ijvontlon could meet, having already
fnade thelr own platfortns und being
?chosen on them.
Somo oxceedlngly interestlng devel?
opment- came to light yesterday in
.connection wlth tho convention Idea.
One of those ls that next year tho
prlmary for thc nomlnatlon of two
candidates for United States Senator
must be held on the Ilrst Thursday
ln September. It had heen heretoforo
aupposed that It would bo early ln
?August, but. it is noted that the party
prlmary law says that whero Senators
?alone are to bo named tho date ia to
_>e ln September. Where. State offlcers
,?ro to be flllod at the ensulng November
,?lectlon. then tho senatorlal prlmary
must bo held on tho same day with
rthe other,, whlch ls to bo not less
than sixty nor more than ninety days
prlor to tho general election.
Another fact Is that a conventlon
ijneans the selection of a now party
?authorlty. Tlio party law says that
."th.ro shall be a chairman of thn
Stato Central and Kxocutlvo Commlt
itees, elected by Iho Stato Conventlon
Svhenover lt asseniblos. Thore shall
tie a Stato Conimltl.ee, comiio.sod of
Jlvo members froni each Congressional
JMstrlct." This Is talcon to mean that
f a conventlon ls hold that body must
Tiecossarlly chooso u* new eonimittep
tr re-olect tho old ono, and ut tho
a__y. Upia olect. a ohalnnan. '
CONDEMN SOCIAL "NIPS"
Tciiiliernni-e I nliiii .||?o I'lcnilft for
Baltlmore, Md., November 16.?Mrs.
Lllllati M. N. Stevens, of rortliitid.
Malno, wns entbusiastlcally und unan
InioiiHly ro-elfctod presldent of the Na?
tional Wontan's Chrlstlan Tcmperarice
Unlon ut thc annunl convention of the
Unlon here to-dny. MrH. .Stevens re
appolnted Mlss Anm A. Gordon, of
Evanslon, ill., vlce-presldent at large,
llcr appolntment was promptly rutl
tled. All tbc othor ofTicei-H were Ilke
Resolutions wero adopted condemn
lng moderate nnd social drlnklng as
evlls to tbe Indlvldual and perlls to
tbe natlon; urglng tho Woman',1 Chrls?
tlan Temperance Unlon ln every State
to InuiiRiirite tt vlgorous eainpalicn for
Stato-wlde prohlbition and to work
perslstently for a prohlbition amend?
ment to tbe Federal Constltutlon; roc
ognlzlng tbe value or movng pictures,
but urglng local unlonsi to appoint
committees of censorst "rejolclng in
the continued vletorles of .woman's
suffrage," and c.xpresslng the hellet
that the rlght to vote should depend
upon lntclllgence, and not upon sex;
protcstlntr. agalnst "the growing ten?
dency toward mllltnrlsm tn govern?
ment"; urglng Congress to requlre a
betlermont of tlie exlstlng condltlons
permllting thc sale of llquor In the
Panamn Canal Zone, and asklng that
each Htate be given jiirlsdlctlon over
llquor tn process of Interstate sblp
ment whlle wlthln Its borders.
A cable from the Orlentat secretary
at Pcnkln, China. was read. whlch snld
that a monster petltlon bad been sent
to Oreat Brltaln urjdng hnmedlate can
cellatlon or tbe oplum treaty under
whlch the British .ire alleged to be
hlnderlng the suppresslon of oplum by
GO TO HIGHEST BIDDERS
i,?i ituioctit Srll* \nvnl Ve??el* l nflt
Washlnston, D. C, November 1B.?
Two small naval vessels no longer ftt
for the .-ervtcc have been sold to the
highest bldders. One Is tbe steel
schooner-rlgged gunhoat Bennlngton,
built In 1SI0. lt has a normal dlsplace
ment of 1,710 tonB, Is 2:i0 reet long
and ,16 feet broad. It wlll bc sold to
S. Llchensteln, of Oakland, Cal., at hls
bid of 011,250. whlch i.s $1,250 in ex?
cess of thc appraised value. The other
vessel is- the old wooden schooner
Encre. rormerlv tbe yacht Mohawk,
built In 1874. This vessel is 130 feet
long, 30 reet broad, and has a dls
placement or 275 tons. It will be sold
to the Coast wise Drcdglng Company,
or Norfolk, at Its bid of $1,276.
Two other small naval vessels, the
torpedoboat Wlnslow, built in 1SU7,
and the convertcd yacht Slren. built
ln thc Fame v'oar. have been temporar
lly wlthdraw'n from sale. The Wlnslow
was appraised at $1,76S ar.^i the Slren
at $6,T>00. No bid "'as made for the
purchase or the wlnslow. and the only
bid received ror the Slren was rejected
because it was below the appraised
value. New blds wlll be invited for
these two vessels.
NOW T0 REVERSE IT
Avlntor Wlll llr \~k.il to Land on
Wasihinsrton. D. C. November 16.?
Wether an alrsblp can land on a war
vcusel ad easlly as it can leave one
is the uuestton which ls now agltatlng
the mlnds ot some of the offlcers of
the Navy Department.
Eugene B. Ely proved to thelr
satisfaction by hls aeroplane flight
from the cruiser Blrinlngham to tlie
shoros of Hampton Road* on Monday
lhat an aviator need have no trouble
ln gettlng away from a warshlp. The
next step wll] be to test the practlca
bllity of landlng on a vessel. The
Navy I>epartment intends to continue
Its study of the questlon by maklnc
such a test. Just when thls wlll be
made has not been determined.
? Captaln Washlrmton I. Chambers.
presldent of tbe special naval board
detailed to make a study and report
of alrship fllghts In thelr relatton to
naval warfare. has returned from
Hampton Roads. where he was In
charge of Monday's experlment. Ile
i.s enthuslastlc over the success ot
Doe* Not Wn nt ( iihcx Taken Out or,
Hnnds of I.nnilfH.
Chlcago. 111., November 7 6.?Govern.
ment prosecutors moved to-day to pre- |
vent fiulicted Chlcago packers gettlng
their cases out bf the hands of Judge |
Kenes'aw Landls, when they tlled an.l
answer to tne packers" charges that
Judge Dandls had acted as a special i
United States Attorney-General against j
the packers ln 1S95. i
Louls F. Swlft. Edward Swlft,
Charles H. Swlft, Francls A. Fowler, I
Edward Tllden. .1. Ogden Armour, l
Arthur Meeker, Thomas J. Conners, I
Edward Morrls and Louls Herrl/nan, I
all of whom were indleted for con
spiracy to violate the Sherman antl-1
trust law, are named In the answer.
Counsel for the packers sought to take,
the case out of the hands of Judge
Landls, and alleged that he had acted
as a special government investlgator
agalnst the packerv. ln the answer to?
day the prosecutors make a general
denlal of the charge. Arguments will
ho heard by Judge Landls to-morrow
Fulliire of Three SUeets of Paper to
Arrlve Delnys Hearing.
Jackson. Tenn.. November 16.?Fed?
eral court machinery was clogged to?
day because of the non-arrlval % of
threo Bheets of paper. en route from
Washington since Monday. Wlth thelr
arrlval, ln all probablllty to-morrow
mornlng. the case of the prosecutlon
wlll be closed nnd the cllmax will
como ln the suit of the United States
ugnlnst the Standard Oil Company of
indiana. charged wlth recelvlng frelght
A vlgorous offort is to be made
when the government concludes to se?
cure an tnstruoted verdict for the I
defense. If' thls fails, evidonce ln I
contraventton to the propecution's con
tontlons wlll be tendered, but lt wlll
not bo cxtonslvo. '
PAYS ELECTION BET
Plutigen Into ley Water and Takes
New York, November 16.?In the cold.
grav dawn of the early inornlng?lt
was about the coldeat mornlng thls
fall?John Gear, who thought that
Henry li. Stimson would be elected
Governor of New York, took off hls
clothes, put on a bathlnjr suit and
lumped into tho icy East Rlver to-day.
Wlth a rowboat followlng close behlnd
he swam across the rlver to Randall's
Island. thereby carrylng out the pro?
vlslons of an electlon bet. A crowd
watched and cheered hls plucky .per?
Dluehnrgcd, Klllx llim.self.
Hartsville, S. C, November 16.
Maurlce McDonald, aged twenty, dls
charged to-day from his posltlon as
bookkfceper of the Bank of Hartsville,
for intittentlon to work, commltted
sulclde shortly afterwards ln the Mar
gurlte Hotel, by swallowlne an ounce
Catholics Express Hor?
ror at Its "Barbarous
TrafFic in Divorce and Child
Labor Evils Are Denounced,
While Work of Labor
Unions Is Commended.
Is Held Up As Trust.
New Orleans, La.. November 1G.?
Prlnclpal among tne resolutions
adopted at the concludlng sesslon here
to-day of the annual conventlon of
the American Federatlon of Catholic
Socletles was one of dcnunclatlon of
the admlnistrathe offlrcrs of the new
republic of Portugal, and of cum
ineiiUation of the Slate Dopartmenl at
Washlngton lur delaylng recognltlon
of the new government. Horror was
expressed at the "barbarous incep?
tion" of the new republic, l'rcsldent
Braga and his assoclates were scorcd
for thelr alleged persucutlon of Cath?
olic.. especially, according to thc
resolutions, the harah and insultlng
treatrnent of nuns aud monks, and
the government was declared to be
founded on Injustlce and ungodliness.
Following tln- adoption of the reso?
lutions and the election of ofllcers,
the federatlon adjourned to meet next
year in Columbus. O.
The National Kducational Associa?
tlon was denounced "for attemptlng
to set up in thla country an educa?
tional trust, as a menace to Indivldual
liberty and to the prlmary rlghts
whlch every American cltlzen enjoys
ot chooslng the kind of educatlon
whlch he may wlsh to glve hls chil?
The federatlon declared against the
substitutlon of ethlcal t<?aching for re?
llglous trainlng In schools and colleges,
protestcd against Blble readlng in pub?
llc schools, deprecated the use of pub?
lic funds or of public bulldings for
lecture courses in philosophy, lltera
ture or sclence; urged the establlsh?
ment of more parish schools and ttu
manded "some etjuitable eotnpcnsatlun"
for the secular educatlon glven In
Catholic school.. Congress was urgea
to nmend the postal laws so as to in
clude within the scope of prohibiwd
llterature "books, papers. writlngs and
prinu. whlch outrage reiiglous convlc
tlons and contaln acUrrllous and slun
derous attacks upon the falth."
Dlscrlmination against the employ?
ment of Catholics ln the publlc serviee
because of their religion was con?
demned. The furtherance of misston
work among the Indians and negroes
ln connecton with the announcement
of President Feeney that for the fl.st
time the Federated C_.iholie Socletles
were represented by two fraternal dele?
gates to the convention of the Ameri?
can Federatlon of Labor, now in ses?
slon at St. Louis, resolutions worn
adopted expressing sympathy wlth
every legltlmate effort of organized
labor for a Iivlng wage, reasonable
hours. protectlon of life and llmb,
worktnen's compensation and decent
-ind helpful condltlons in the home,
shop, mine and factory.
The evils of chlld labor were de
plored. as was the "traffie" ln divorce.
Catholics everywhere were urged to
make prompt and vigorous protest
against the publlcatlon of every news?
paper or magazine artlcle offenslve to
the church and to withdraw support
from all such publications whose m^n
agement pald no hced to written or
The establlshment of an Internu
tlonal Catholic Press Association was
indorsed. The concluding resolutlon
'?We protest against propagandas
whlch embitter the worklng man,
preach a gospel of class hatred, of con
tlscatlon of prlvate property, make
marrlage a mockery, deny paternai
rlghts and responsibiiity and proclaim
State control and oven ownershlp of the
The following offlcers were elected:
Edward Feeney, Brooklyn, N. Y., pres?
ident: Anthony Matre, St. Louls, secre?
tary; C. II, Schulte, Detrolt. Mleh.,
treasurer; Anthony Kuhns, Hays, Kan.,
marshal; .loseph Red, Wlllow, S. D.,
The new vlce-presldents selected
were Jullus A. t'oller, Shakopee, Mlnn.;
C. XV. Wallace, Columbus, Ohio; .lolin
T; Kelly, Mllwaukec, Wls. New mem?
bers of the executlve board wore H?nry
Wessling, Boston. and F. W. Heeken
kanip. Quincy, 111.
NEW-TRIAL FOR NEGROES
Grnntcri Uecnusc of Sllght OihInhIou by
.ludge ln Charge.
Atlanta, Ga., November 16.?Because
the trlal Judge falled to lnclude in
his charge to the jury a dozen or
so words on the subject of clreum
stantlal evldence. even though counsel
for tho accused did not ask lt, the
Supremo Court yesterday granted a
new trlal to thc three negroes under
sentence of death for consplracy re
sultlng In the murder of Motorman
S. T. Brown In tlie Druld Hllls street
car hold-up last Aprll. ?
Ed Weaver. .Hm Black and Charles
Julian, the three negroes, are now
held in tho De Kalk county jall at
Decatur. Charles walker, tho fourth
of the quartet, was convlcto_d-of->fji*tng
tho shot that killed Brown and was
hanged July 29 last.
llrl-iNh Submarlne* foi* HongkouR.
London. Novembor 16.?The lnterest.
Ing announcement ls made ln naval
clrcles to-day tliat oarly ln l.n a
Brltish flotllla of submarlnos wlll bo
sent to Hongkong and permanently
statloned there. Othor flotlllns of tho
same craft wlll be Bent later to Gl
braltar and other statlons.
Y.Kffmen "nol? Ofllee.
Annlston, Ala,, Novomber 16.?Yegg
men last nlght entered tho post-offlce
at Piedmont, near here, blow open the
safe and secured over $1,000 ln monoy
REPORT OF DEATH
Come From Count
ONE SAYS CRISIS
HAS BEEN PASSED
News That Famous Author Has
Died Reaches St. Petersburg,
but Later It Is Denied.
Now Said That No
Kt. Pctersburg, November 17.?The
report of the death of Count Leo Tol?
stol, ai Astapova. was received her*.
la?.t night by the various newspapers
and agenclof. The Novoc Vremya'a
Moscow correspondent flrst telegrnph?d
tliat Tolstol was dcud, but at an early
hour this mornlng he sent a further
dlspatch saylng that a message hhd
beon revelved rrom Astapova that Tol?
stoi was llving and tliat tho crlsls ot
thc disease had been passed.
At 1:1.' o'clock thls inornlng tlie
Vcstnik News Agency reported that t'he ?
death or Tolstol was not conhrmed.
Thc reports emanattng rrom Astn- i
povo. where Tolstol haa been lylng wlth I
a hlgh fever for two days, have beer. J
conflicting throughout. Tbe offlclal |
dlagnosls, us glvon oy the attendlng '
physiclans Tuesday nlght, wa.? that
Tolstoi was sufferlng from an inflam
matlon of the lower lobe of tho lett
lung, but that no immediate danger
threatened. Hls heart action at that
time was sald to b? good, and hls tem?
perature was practlcally normal.
Only the day before, according to tne
docHors, Tolstol's totriperature was 1?4,
and he was ln a dellrlous state. ou
Wednesday the attendlng physiclans
conflrrned the origlr.al diagnosis, t>ut
added that the intlammatlon wus ?
spreadlng and that the condition of j
the patient was critical. though not j
hopeless. Hls temperature during tbo i
night rose to 10...64. and he had an at- !
tack ot bleedlng from the lungs. som?
time later lt was reported that hls j
temperature had fallen to 9S.6. Then \
came the report of hls death, ana i
finally a message from Astapova that \
he had successfully passed the crlsls j
of the disease.
I'rlnt Report of inntli.
London, November 16.?All the Lon- I
don morning papers announce the death ;
of Count Tolstol. based on special dls
patches to a news agency rrom :-t.
Petersburg and Moscow and publ.-sli
After the Issuanccr of the papers
titere was a consMerable element or
doubt as to the actual death of Tol?
stoi. followlng the receipt of a Rus?
sian news agency dlspatch from St. i
Petersburg. statlng that the death or
Tolstol was unconflrmed.
The Times publlshes a dlspatch from
St. Petersburg, timed l:;i A. MV, as!
"News or Tolstol's death reached here
only a re.w mlnutes before the dls?
patch of this telegram. No detalls aro
yet known here. Conflicting rumors |
prevalled the whole of yesterday. lt
seems that the journey In a crowded
traln from the monastory, during whlch
Tolstoi was compelled. by lack of room. .
to stand on tne platform exposed to
bltter cold and raln. was the direct
cause of the Inflammation of the lungs. j
whlcih unhapplly proved fatal."
ON HELL GATE ROCK
Four-Mnstrd Schooner U Swept From,:
New York, November 16.?Buffeted '
and swept out of her course by the I
strong tlde and rough water of Hell i
Gate and hlgh wlnds. the blg four- |
masted schooner Clarence H. Venner. :
of Hyannals, Mass., went on the rten :
Gate rocks tb-day; and now llos hard
an"d fast on the *:cstern side of the j
rock. Three tugs after two hours' j
work gave up the task of trylng to get i
the vessel off the rook. and lt was de?
clded to awalt the hlgh tlde to-nlght.
A pollce launch and a tne; stood by to
take off Captaln Samuel N. Baker. his
wife and a crew of nine ln case of
danger. The blg schoonor was on the
way from Boston fo Phlladelphla ln
NO PREUMINARY HEARING
Schenck Cn*r WHI Come Up tlernre
Wheellng. \V. Va.. November IH.?.
There wlll be no prellmlnary hearing;
ln the case of Mrs. Laura Farnsworth
Schenck. charged with attemptlng to'
poison her husband, John O. Schenck.:
and the famous case will have Its flrst j
alrlng before the special session or
the grand Jury flxed for Friday to take!
up the matter. A prellmlnary hearingl
was set for to-day by attorneys for;
the defense, but tho State's attorney!
sald that thev wero unable to secure i
attendance of all thelr wltnesses ln j
time. ' _
Show Big Increase
WnxliiiiKton, D. C. November III.
_Population NtntlstlCM of tbc thlr
teeutli census were mnde pulillc tbls
afternoon ror tlie followlng Cnli
Tlie population of Snn Frnnrhtco
Im 41(1,01-, TIiIh Ih au iuerense of
74,130, or 21,(1 per ccut., over 3.12,782
iiiiklnnil, 150,17-1, nn Increase of
$3,214, or I24.!t per eent., eonipnrcd
wlth (141,000 lu 11)00.
Uerkely, 40,434, nn Incrensc of
27,220, or 200 per eent,, eonipnrcd
wlth 13,214 lu 1000.
Alnmeda, 211,383, compared with
111,404 In 1000.
The population of the Sjtntc of
Iiiilliuui l? 2,700,87(1. Thln ln au In
erense of l,?vl.414, or 7.3 per cent.,
over 2,MO|'I02 lu I0OO. The Inereuve
from 18S0 to 1000 wbh 324,0.18, or
14.8 per cent,
Thc population of Great Fnlln,
Monl., Ih 13,048, a rteereoHe of 082,
compared wllh 14,030 lu 11)00.
Olreetor Durand, In u Htateineut,
Hiild tbe Grent FuUn returns im nrlg
iuully received showed a total of
of 23,324, or 8,37(1 more thnn (he
correct count. The dlrector nttrib
utes iiiidilliiK to three out of twelve
enuinerntorH of the clty, (10 per eent,
of whose returuii, he ? snyw, were
fraudulent. Tbe three men were
arrntwrned nnil two of them nent to
jall for twenty-four Iioiitm enolt nnd
ntiil llned y 17it? each, whlle ihe third
wan In nrlitun for forty-eSebt Iiiiuin
nml flned (200.
? ? ???*
Peers See the Absolute
Necessity of Self
MAY BE TOO LATE
Radical Leaders Regard It With
Suspicion and Doubt ii Agree?
ment Will Be Reached.
Preparations for General
Election Are Now
London. November 16.?Pending* Pre?
mier Asnulth's offlclal Rtat-mcnt be?
fore Parllament on Frlday, imall ho -e
ls entertalned of clearing up the in?
volved situation whlch has resulted
from the sudden change introduced " y
Lord Lansdowne'a call for thc veto bill.
The feature which stands out In tho
presonl position of tho partles is that
the House of Lords llnally has awa.v
encd to thc absolute necessity of uti
dertaklng self-reform. Tho radical
leaders vlew thls late repentance wltli
the utmost suspicion, and lt remalns
to be seen whet.ier lt wlll even*.uate in
an agreement whlch the abortlve veto
conference falled to achleve.
The parllamentary lobbles to-day
were full of rumors of all klnds?that
th<* Klnc had refised to glve the Prlme
Mlnlster cuarantees to Increase tne
number of peers sufflclent for the gov
ernmei.fs purposes ln reformlng tho
House of Lords: that thc mlnlstry
would reslgn; that another party con
fere ce would be held.
Preparlng for Klectlon.
Noth'nc deflnite, however, ls known
bevond tho fact that all preparatlons
are golng on for a general election,
and best Informed oplnlon to-nlght
believes that. as the governtuent Ue
cllnes to accept any amendments to
the veto blll. Lord Lansdowne, who
consulted this evening with Mr. Bal
fotir and other leaders. wlll elther Ci
cllne to nroceed wlth the blll or the
House of Lords wlll reject It on the
second readlng on Monday, and that
the dlssolutlon of Parllament wlll be
announeed next week.
Lord Hoscbcry. In the House of Lords
to-dav, after declarlng tl a the Houae
stood in a very grave position, an?
nouneed his intent'on to ask for faci..
tles for the discusslon of hls plan for
the reform of the House. II ts b'ellevod
that the Lords wlll proceed lmm>HlIate
with the debate on thla questlon.
After mcetincs of the Prlvy Councll
and the Cabinet thls afternoon. the
Earl of Crewe Introduced the vetb blll
ln the House of Lords, where it passed
the flrst reading.
Klnn Ma> Stnnd Wlth Peer*.
The postponement of tho govern
ment's announcement of Its program
and the frenuent communieatlons be?
tween the King and the Cabinet have
deepened the Impression that the King
mav have refused to gtve Kitarantees
of the creatlon of new pe?rs under tho
nresent clrcumstnnces. The resigna?
tion of the Cabinet appears more prob?
able than the dlssolutlon of Parlla?
Alreadv the action of the Klng is
discussed ln the newspapers. It appears
difflcult for the throne to avoid belng
Involved In Ihe nolltical crisls. an out?
come to cscatie which the conference
between the government and the op?
posltion was arranged.
The oxtreme Liberal papers hlnt that
King Georpe has taken sldes with the
House of Lords. The Daily News says
that tho reslgnation of the Cabfnet
?would mean that a monarchkal revo?
lutlon had been added to the revolu?
tlon of the peers.
CARLIN DENIES IT
Did Not Sny He Would Support Hny
(f-pecial to The Timos-Dispatch.]
Washington, D. C, November 16,?
RepresentaAlve Champ Clark ls jflst
ln roceipt of a communlcatlon from
Congressman Carlin, of Alexandrla, In
reference to tlie story printed in
Washington papers yesterday that Mr.
Carlin would back Congressman Hay
for Speaker unless Mr. Clark should
come out In favor of the appolntment
of a committee of committees of the
House, ln whlch Mr. Carlin repudlatos
the Intervlew. He states to Mr. Clark
that he nelther made such a state?
ment nor autliorlzed one, or anything
of the kind.
In view of this statement it is not
belleved here that Mr. Hay will be?
como a candldate against Mr. Clark,
at least unloss some Issued ls devel
oped between thls tlnie and next win?
ter. P. II. MeG.
Johnntonr, Hoxsey nnd [Irookln.i Cut
Denver, Col., November 16.?Specta
tors at Denver's mile-high aviation
Held Wltnes'sed Interestlng (lights by
Ralph Johnstone, Arch Hoxsey and
Walter R. Brooklns at Overland Park
?Tohnstone, wlthout attomptlng any?
thlng llke record-breaking altitudo.
rose 1,500 feot and salled gracefully
over the lleld back and forth for sev?
Whlle Johnstone was pushlng hls
machino skytvarcl, Hoxsey sailed 300
feet below hlm. cutting flgure olghts.
tlltlng ancl dlpplng as the crowd gavied
at hls manoeuvres. Brooklns was also
dartlng to and fro, acroXs the lleld, at
an altitude of ahout 1,000 teet.
OFFICERS IN CONTROL
Qulet the lUoteri* Who Attempt t?
Shoot Up OU Clty.
Shreveport. La., November 16.?I*ol
lowlng a period of rioting, in which an
attempt Was made to shoot.up the town
of OU Clty, thc capital of. tho Caddo
Oil tlolds. ls quiet 'to-nlght. Tho situ?
ation was undel* control of the offlcers
of the placo whon reMnforeenients from
thls clty reached the iJcone. '
Tho trouble beg*an when Deputy nher
iff Tavlor shot Tom Hlckey, an alleged
bllnd tigol* oporator, *<vhlle Hk*k.*y was
roslstlng arrest. . '?
VA crowd gathorad; guns were llashed.
shots were llrod. but no une was hit.
The loadors wett arrested. HU-key
wlll dlo. Ho wlll ho the thlrd oil
fleld man UUlMl ln bMtle wlUi olllcors
WHY PRICES ARE HIGH
llrnfioiiN filven liy (Jrnnil .Wn.?iter of
Atlantlc Clty, N. ,1., November
16,'?Thn adoption of n resolutlon
cnlllng for an Investigation of
charges affectlng thc intogrity of
tho present administration of the
organlzation, and lhe recommen
datlons made by Grand Master N".
J, Batohelder, of New Hampshlre, in
hls annual report, were the features
of the openlng sesslon here to-day of
the National Orange, Patrons of Hu?
bandry. The resolutlon called upon
insurgent members, headed by J, W.
Ifeltne, of Michigan, and George P.
Hampton, ot New Vork, to present
any charges they have ln writing,
lOKether wlth thelr proofs, and that
these bc fully Invcstlgatcd by the
Committee on Claims and Grlevances,
whlch Is to be enlarged to Include
every momhor with a vote ln thc Na?
Federal ald for road Improvement.
parcels post laws, conservatlon of
national resotirces. a national lncome
tax and a non-partlsan tarlff com?
mlsslon were advocated by Grand
Mr. Hatchelder attrlbutcd the hlgn
cost of farm products to the con
sutner. to bad roads. whlch increase
the cost of marketing crops, oxcessive
frelght rate charges, hased upon
watered stock far oxccedlng thc valuo
of the rallways, and the cxorbltant
proflts of the commlsslon houses. Co
operatlvn methods employed by the
farmers for the purpose of ollmlnatlng
abuses and seeurlng falror treatment
ln the matter of frelght rates nnd
storage charges were lauded by Mr.
Hatchelder. He declared that the past
year had been a frttltful one. and
that the farmers are stronger and
more prosperoits thnn over.
Reports submitted showed that 454
granges were organized durlng the past
year. wlth a galn of 85.000 in membcr
shrp. The total assets of the grange
FIRM'S STOCK SEIZED
( linrced by fiovcrnment Wlth Evnillng
New York. November 16.-?The entire
ptock of Joseph Brooke & Co., an
Engllsh woolen Ilrm. whlch has maln
talned a branch house ln New York
Clty for a quarter of a century. was
selzed hy th<* government to-nlght ln
an action to recover $200,000 damages
"In consequencc of fraud and other
wrnngful acts." Alleged evaslon of
etiptoms dues. dlsclosed by a former
employe of the tlrm, ls the basis for
Wlth the sel/.ure of the goods It
became known that the government
hsd recently Instltuted sult against
the Ilrm. but belng unable to serve
the summons ln the action because
the Brookes are at the present time
In Ktiddersfleld. England, Unlted States
District Attorney Wlse to-day obtaln
ed a wrlt of attachment. The wrlt
wns -erved by Pnlted States Marshal
Henkel upon Robert C. Her*on, nwn
ager of the buslness whlch ls con?
ducted at StO Broadway. The stock
ts valued at almost the amount of
the damages claimed by the govern?
Peter Redllng. until recontly a clerk
In the llrm's omploy, gave the Infor?
mation on \yhlch the government act
ed. Speclal agents were assigned to
investlgato hls story, and. accordlng
to Mr. Wlse. examlnatlon verlfied hls
charges that the company had for
years cheated the government by un
dervaluatlon of goods and false In
Nicholas C. Brooks, a speclal agent
who worked on the case. to-day sub?
mitted an aflldavit to Judge Hizel ln
the Pnlted States District. Court thls
afternoon. and Judge Hazel Issued thc
The patent house of the company
?ls at Bradford. Kngland. and the mem?
bers of the flrm reside abroad.
OUTLINE PARTY P0LICY
FIrxl Steps Taken for fJeneral Demo
Baltimore, Md.. November 16.?Pre?
llminary steps were taken to-day in
thc movement for a conference in this
city attended by Denioilratic leaders
from every sectlon of thc country tor
the purpose of outlinlng a general fu?
ture policv of the party.
Maryland Democrats havlng the mat?
ter In charge held a meetlng ,s.nd de?
cided at once to get in touch witli Na?
tional Chairman Norman EJ. Mack, Rep?
resentative Champ Clark, of Missouri,
and Representative Lioyd, also of Mis?
souri, chairman of the Democratlc
Congressional Campalgn Committee ln
the last electlon. These leaders wln
be Invlted to come to Baltimore
early next week to consider the mat?
ter wlth the Maryland committee, whicu
is composed of Governor Crothers,
Unlted States Senators Rainer and
Smith and Congressmen Covlngton and
National Chairman Mack. who had
been Invlted to attend to-day's meet?
ing of the committee, was unable fo
attend. He expressed hls wlllltigness
to co-operate wlth any committee nav
ing the proposed conference ln mlnd.
"If all sectlons of the country are
represented at such a conference." Alr.
Mack said, "much good n.ay gr-jw
of It. But it conflned tn certaln S^atoa
and fow sectlons nuic'i harm mlght
grow out ol such a conforence."
IS0LATED BY STORM
ItrfiiKrrn Wlthout Food nnd Cnnnot Ile
Cardovn, Alaska. November 16.?lso.
lated by terrllie storms, elghty-three
survlvors of tlie wrecked steamer Port?
land, marooned at Katalla, lost thelr
llnal means of comnuinlcation ? with
the outside world to-day, when the last
telephone Une .went down,
Rellef 'cannot reach them for at least
four days. As the stroams across tho
Copper Rlver flats are not yet frozon,
the sending of supplies by dog tralns Is
Imposslble, and glgantic seas make any
attempt to reach the survlvors by
boats foolhardy. lt ls known that the
rofugecB are practlcally wlthout food.
Plnns for roscuo now Include an?
other attempt by tho stoamer Alameda
to land, probably on Saturday. The
Alameda wns driven off yesterday
mornlng. If she falls agaln, tho
steamer Northwestern, duo here Tues?
day, wlll be asked to go, and the rov
entto cutter Rush wlll be summoned
froni Sltka. Tho Portland has gone
CONTROL WATER FR0NTS
ANNiioltitlou Would Hnve Them In
IIiuuIh of Ihe People.
Pensacola, Fla., Novomber 16.?Witn
the exceptlon of seloctlng a place for
the next meetlng. whlch wlll bo dono
at a brlof sosslon to bo held to-mor?
row mornlng, the conventlon of the
Mississippl - to - the - Atlantlc lnland
Waterway Associatlon tlntshed lts
work to-nlght with tho ve-olection of
all tho old offlcers, oloctlng Unlted
States Senator Duncnn U. Fletcher, of
Florlda, as president.
At to-nlght's sesslon resolutions Were
tuloptod favorlng the control of water
front facilltles by clty or county au?
thorities, In order that tho publlc may
enjoy the full benefits to bo dorlved
from tiansBortatlon hy wator routjts.
Taft Declares This Coun?
try Does Not Want
President Arouses Wild Enthu*
siasm When, at Dinner Given
in His Honor on Isthmus,
He Denounces Recent Ru?
mors as Groundless /
Panama, Novomber 16.?Presldent
Taft to-night effectually disposed oi
the report that the United States was
llkely to annex Panama. At a dlnnep
given ln hls honor by Presldont Arose
mena, and attended by 200 prominent;
otticials, dlplomats and merchants,
President Taft aroused the greatest
enthuslasm when ho declared that tha
Amerlcan poople would feel utterly dls
honored ln annexlng Panama, unlesif
some conduct on the part of the Pan?
ama peoplo left no other course. Thla
contlngen;y Mr. Taft was sure would
The Presldent arrlved at Panama af
6:30 o'clock thls evenlng from Culebra.
after spendlng an lnterestlng day lu
tbo great cut, where he was completely
surrounded oftentlmes wlth glaut
shovels, pufflng drllls and hurrylng dlrt
trains, whlle occaslonal dlatant blasta
sent up tons of rock. The recent land
slides wero vlslble, but thoy were In
nowlse dlsturblng to the Presldent or
Lleutenant-Colonel Ooethals, the latiei*
aiylng that they wlll be taken care of
as they occur untll thc degree of wali
slope prevents a recurrence.
The Presldent thls afternoon re
vtewed the marines at Camp Elllott.
later hearing grlevance committee*)
who asked for an Increase In pay. Thla,
however, ls not llkely to be granted,
ln view ot tho fact that the wages oC
the men aro already hlgher and tha
cost of llving much lower than ln tho
Immedlately on hls arrlval in Pan?
ama the President proceeded to tho
Amerlcan legatlon, where he was calied
on by Presldent Arosemena. Mr. T.itt
returned the call at the palace and then
proceeded to the banquet.
A cordlal address wus made by tho
P.mama Presldent. After referrtng tn
the relations between the United Statea
and tbe Panama republlc, whlch reia
tlon Trcstdent Taft declared- "neither
calls for nor permits annexation," tho
"We are here to construct', maln
taln. operate and defend the world:
canal whlch runs through the heart oC
your country, and you have given us
the necessary soverelgnty and jurls
dtctlon over that part of your country
occupled by the canal to enable us to
do thls effectlvely. We do not wish any
further responsibility ln respect to
your government than ts necessary tn
the carrylng out of our purpose to con?
struct and malntaln thls canal. Wa
hnve no deslre to add to the terrltory
under our jurlsdlctlon except as tha
operation of the canal may requlre lt.
"We have guaranteed your Integrity
ns a republlc, and for us to annex your
terrltory would be to violate that guar?
antee, and nothlng would justify lt on
our part so long as Panama performed
lier part under the treaty.
.Itnkes It Eniphntic.
?'1 wish to make thls statement as
emphatlc as possible, because irrespon
ilble persons, without the sllghtest
foundation ln fact. have started a ru?
mor that my vlslt to the Isthmus ls
for the. purpose of promotlng annexa?
tlon, when nothlng could bo further
from the truth. Panama cannot be too
prosperous, tco healthy, too strong a
overnment for the United States, and
I know I speak the unanlmous vatce or
tho people of the United States when
I say that they would be most ruluc
tant to have to take over the respon
slbtlltics of government beyond tho
Canal Zone, and would feel utterly dts
honored in so doing unless there was
some conduct on the part of the Pan?
ama people which left them no other
"I am glad to say that there is not
the sllghtest Indlcatton or probabillty
that the Panama people wlll over pur
suo a policy which would requlre such
a change ln the present most satis?
factory relations between the two re
TRUST IS DEFIANT
Wlll Heduce Wukm to Meec Parment
Washington, D. C, November 16.?
The Department of Justiee, of whlcli
Attorney-General Wickersham ls tho
head, to-day took notlce of a newspa?
per dlspatch from Plttsburg to tha
effect that tho corporatlons comblned
ln thc so-called "Wlndow Glass Trust"
bad served notlce upon thelr cmployca
that u wagc reductlon of 30 per cent.
wns thc only condition under which
the factories could contlnue to rannu
t'acture. The dlspatch further sald
that the corporatlons attrlbuted direct?
ly to the successful prosccutlon of the
comblnatlon by the Department of Jus?
tiee und the tmposttlon by the United
States court ot llnes upon the corpora?
tlon and upon Ita offlcers and dlreetors
The department to-nlght issued a
statement outllnlng Its view ot tho
matter and tncldentally Intlmallng
that the reported action of the corpo?
ratlons. lf sustalned by the "fttctti.
"would Indicate a very mlstakeu len
lenoy on the purt of the court, which,
It Is hoped, would not be followed on
any other slmllar occaslon." Thls lu
tlmatton la lnterpreted hero as Indl
catlng an intentlon on the part of tho
dopartment to inslst In slmtlar cases
upon Jall sentences rather Hiau flnes.
The Att.orney-Oeneral oxpressed ln
dignaltou at such a statement and a
strong doubt of Its rellablllty.
Wlll VUlt Uiillii.
Lomhm, Novembor |6.?it i* omctatly
announced that the King and Queen
hopo to vlslt Indian and hold a eoro.
milton durbar at Delbl January i. U12,
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