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HOUSE PASSES
BILL CREATING
TARIFF BOARD
DespiteCla rk 's Attitude,
Democrats Split on
Its Passage.
VOTE STANDS 186
FOR; 93 AGAINST
This Is First of Legislation
Recommended by Taft to Be
Passed at Present Session
of Congress?Democrats
Struggle Vainly to
Amend Measure.
Washington. D. C, January 30,?
after considering the matter for more
than seven hours under a special rule,
the House of Representatives, at 11:40
o'clock to-night, by a vote of ISC to
K3. passed the bill providing for a
permanent tariff board of P\c mem?
bers. This is the first of the legisla?
tion recommended by President Tuft
to bo adopted In the House this ses?
sion.
The Democrats split oh the passage
of the bill, and although Champ Clark,
the minority leader, voted for the
measure, ninety of hla followers wer?
recorded against it. The;'Others who
voted In the negative S'cr* scattering
Republicans. The Dcmoercts voted to?
gether on various amendments to tho
bill, but In each Instance they wore
defeated and the hill was put through
In exactly the shape that it came from
the committee. The Ln&urgetit Repub?
licans voted with the regulars of their
party In opposition to the Democratic
amendments and on the dual passage
of the hill.
Much of the time given to the con?
sideration of the bill way taken up
by the Democrats In their efforts to
amend the measure. Several roll Calls
wore demanded, and for a time it
seemed that a filibuster might be In?
augurated, but ah agreement to end
the debate at 11 o'clock Dually was
adopted.
Among the Democrats who voted for
the bill were Brautlcy, Georgia; Uur
leson, Texas; Byrne, Tennessee; Can
tr:'l, Kentucky; Clark, Missouri; Hardy,
Texas; Howard, Georgia; Humphreys,
Mississippi; Maynard, Virginia; Pad?
gett, Tennessee; Pun, .Vorth Carolina;
Pujo, DoulKir.tiit; Bandell, Texas; L-iiv
dtrwood, Alabama WlekllfTe. Louis?
iana.
Crentea Permanent Hoard.
The bill creates a permanent tarnt
board In lieu of the present board,
which Ik a creature of a provision ot
tho sundry civil appropriation bill, and
which will expire by its own limita?
tion on June 30 next. The board it; to
consist of five members, not more than
three of whom shall be Of the same
political party. The terhi of otnee
thall be six years each, ami those first
appointed shall be. for terms di two,
three, four., live and six, respectively,
to be designated by the i resident.
The salaries uf the members arc :' i ? ? ??
annually for the chairman, who Is to
he designated by the President, ana
17,000 each for the other members.
l ..c board Is to have Its principal of?
fice in ??ashington and is cmpowei e?
to sit In any other place In the United
States or in foreign countries.
Ueneral debate on the rule and sub?
sequently on the bill Itself soon de
veloped a decided difference of opinion
on the Democratic side, although the
Democratic members of the Ways ana
Mean; Committee had voted with the
Republicans In reporting it.
Representative Dalzcll, of Pennsyl?
vania, and Chairman Payne, of the
Ways and Means Committee, explained
briefly the provisions of the measure.
Some questions arose as to who should
have charge of the Democratic time
during general debate ? whether it
should be a Democrat In favor of the
bill or one opposed to it. This set
some of .the Republicans to laughing.
"I hope," said Mr. Payne, "that the
gentlemen on tho other side, who ever
they arc, can get together on some
gentleman in whom they have confi?
dence."
Clark to ills Feet.
Champ clark. who already had indi?
cated that he favored the bill, was
on his feel in a (lash.
"A little more of thai kind of 'gab^
on your side." he retorted hotly, "ami
your bill is dead."
"Kill It! Kill it!" shouted a dozen
Democrats. It finally was agreed that
Mr. Payne, of New York, and Mr.
Harrison, of Now York, should con?
trol the. time, the latter i:, opposition.
After Mr. Payne had earnestly urged
the passage of the bill, Mr. Clark
took the floor.
'.'For some time." he srt'd. "there
has been a proposition pending in tue
United States in a sort of a nebulous
way for a tariff commission?that isJ,
an Institution intended to fix rates.
I was opposed to that last year, and
I am opposed to that Ibis year, bt
cause it is idiotic. It is idiotic, be?
cause the Constitution of the Unite.i
States absolutely preclude.- such a per?
formance.
"The proposition for a tariff board
has been so amended in this pending
bill that the board shall report to the
Senate, or report to the President, or
report to tho House. on the motion
of the Democrats in the committee. It
was fixed so that the House shall be
competent or able to direct the sub?
jects that this board SlTall investigate.
That makes an entirely different .situa?
tion. 1 voted for that bill in the com?
mittee. I mi going to vote fur it
here
"of course, there Is no Ur.e to con?
ceal what the condition is. We have
got the House after the Ith of March,
arid wo propose to carry out In good
faith the promise to revise tho tariff,
and we are going to do it just as soon
as wo can.
"Personally. I would like very well
to see an extra session of Congress,
but there Is only one man on the face
of the earth who can cull an extra
session of Congress, ami that, is th(.
. fConUnUOdVP.n Third Page)'
taft must pay up
Can't Hun Automobile In Murylnnd
Without Licence.
? Washington. January 30.?While tho
Whlto House has been paying license,
which the government has provided
for the President and his family, al?
though hot required by law to do so,
In the District of Columbia. Maryland
and Virginia, over which the President
rldea while he la at the national capi?
tal, but also In Massachusetts, where
the summer White House Is located,
automobile licenses have been pro?
cured for the executive's machine!'.
Because Charles D. Norton, secre?
tary lo the President, who recently
wrote to John 13. George, Maryland'?
automobile commissioner, applying for
licenses for Mr. Tuft's motor cars,
failed to inclose a check to pay for
the K?me," Mr. George replied that ho
would send the licenses as soon as he
hud the money.
The Comptroller of the Treasury re?
cently decided that neither the'Dis?
trict of Columbia nor the States could
tax government automobiles.
All I,nok Alike to Him.
Baltimore, Md., January 30.?"He's
President, l know, but all automobillstfl
look alike to me." said John 13. George,
Stute Motor Vehicle Commissioner, t(?
day. in speaking of his action in with?
holding licenses for the President's
automobiles pending the receipt of the.
fees exacted by the State of Maryland,
which In this ease amount to -$12.
"The law exempts vehicles owned by
the State of Maryland.'' Commissioner
George added, "but nothing Is said
nliout the United states. Furthermore,
I have written to the (sheriff of Mont?
gomery county and told him to let no
nnin without a license escape. He let
the Vice-President off, but I do not
j want, that to happen again. Princes,
I potentates. Presidents and Vice-Presl
I dents look alike to me in this auto
j mobile business."
demurrer is filed
j "tin <h tub" 'i'ru-Hl Defendant* Dispute
Adequacy of Indictment.
Detroit. Mich., January 3U.?Thirty 7
t\vo individuals. defendants in the
criminal ease brought by the govcrnr
tnent against the so-called "bathtub
trust." to-day entered a demurrer in
the local Federal court. in the de?
murrer tiled hy attorneys for the
thirty-two defendants, it Is charged
that the allegations of the Indictment
do not constitute an offense under the
laws and sovereignty of the United
.States, that no offense is. alleged or
stated In which the court has Juris?
diction : that no particular acts are
charged to Individuals, and that the
Indictment In every count is informal.
Insufficient and defective.
The grand Jury on December 6, 1010.
returned two Indictments against each
defendant containing sixty-four counts
respectively, and charged that the do?
fendantH controller! the output of
enamel Ironware, bathtubs. sinks,
labatorles, etc.. In the United States.
It was also alleged that the defendants
combined to restrain the trade of
manufacturer! and Jobbers of plumb?
ing supplies by rciuslng to sell to
jobbers handling the goods of so
culled Independents by the tixlng of
resale prices, by the division of the
I'nlted States into eleven zones ami
refusing to sell to jobbers who would
not maintain the resale prices estab?
lished by the alleged agreement of the
I defendants.
j The Indictments were returned
against sixteen iirm and thirty-four
I Individuals. All but two?J. L. Mott,
of New York, and I. Wolff, of Chicago
?pleaded not guilty. Service upon Mr
Mott and Mr. Wolff lias been deferred
Indefinitely owing to their Illness. It
was said that the case would come to
! trial In the term of the Federal court
beginning March 7.
will search parks
Desperate Hope Thai Clue t? filri'K
Dltanppciirtincc .May He Found There.
i New York, January 30. ? Humors as
variable as the winds of March con
: tlnuc to surround the mysterious dis?
appearance of Dorothy Arnold, now
missing from her New York home for
nearly fifty days. To-night tlie case
to all intents Is where it was when
counsel for the family first sought aid
through publicity.
In sheer desperation the family has
Invoked the aid of the police to go
over the confines of Central Park foot
by foot and to drag the park lakes
and ponds. This probably will be begun
to-morrow, a report was current to?
night that -Miss Arnold on the day of
her djsappearnnco visited a steamship
agency to procure literature relative
to a cru'se to the West Indies. The
agency remembers seeing a girl sim?
ilar to the picture of Miss Arnold, but
the records show no reservation. Evi?
dence that she called at this agency
is apparently as strong as that she
started to walk through Central Park.
Yet the family, In the absence of other
clues, has decided to institute the
systematic search there, and, if noth?
ing results, to search Bronx Park slrii
llorly. I
importantIionference
Southern Delegate* to Consider Condi?
tion* of Woman mill I'lilld Labor.
Atlanta. Ca.. January 30.?That the
Southern Conference on Woman and
Child Labor, to he held In Atlanta j
April 25 next, will be oho of the most
Important gatherings of the year Is
Indicated by the replies to requests to
l?b?r bodies, women's organizations,
civic associations and State depart?
ments of the South for delegates.
The Governor of each State Is asked
to name five delegates at large, two
of whom shall be employers of women
or children.
The object of the conference is to
secure such uniform legislation in the
Southern States "as will be beneficial
to and improve the conditions under
which women and children work."
officer found guilty
.tliijor Henry c. Darin Suirers Los* ol
Ten Number!*.
Washington, . January 30.?Major
Henry C. Davis, United States Marine
Corps, who was tried by court-martial
at the League Island Navy Yard re?
cently on charges of conduct to the
prejudice of good order and discipline
and using disrespectful language to
i superior Officer, has been found
guilty and sentenced to the loss of ten
numbers, which will keep him at tho
foot of the majors for several years.
Major Davis got Into trouble while
serving in Guam, his offense consist?
ing of writing a letter to Hie. Secre?
tary of the. Navy criticizing the com?
mandant of marines, General 1311 lott.
prominent georgian dead
Col. Do-kid llloiinl Ilniitiltni! Phmmcm
Av?ny at Home in Home.
B?rne, Ca.. January 30.?Colonel
David Biotint Hamilton, aged seventy
six, a member of one of the most
prominent families In the South, tiled
here this afternoon. Ho served through
the war with distinction, was a mem?
ber of the Georgia Constitutional Con?
vention In 1S77, and served In tho
Legislature from Flynn county. He
was for twenty-five years president of
the board of trustees of Shorter Col?
lege, and n trustee of the University
of Georgia for a like period. Colonel
Hamilton also was a minister In the
Baptist Church, and u prominent
i Mason.
VOLCANO CLAIM
HEAVY DEATH TOLL
Three Hundred Said to
Be Dead Along Lake
Taal. '
RUIN COMPLETED
BY TIDAL WAVE
Towns Long Distance From
Eruption Are Damaged by
Shower of Mud and Stones.
Scientists Believe That
Manila Is Safe?Vol?
cano on an Island.
Manila, January 30.?Many natives I
were drowned In the lidal wave that !
accompanied the volcanic outbreak of
Mount Taal, according to reports re- '
?celved by the local papers.
An American school teacher who hat j
laboriously traversed the west shore]
of Lake Taal telegraphs that five small :
villages were destroyed by the tidal ,
wave, and that not less than 300 per- |
i-'inn have boon killed In that vicinity. I
Many were burned in hrcs started by j
molten masses.
Many Tow iin Suffered.
All of the 'towns within a radius ot :
twenty miles were mor- or less dam-[
aged by the shower of mini and stones. I
The eruption:- continued to-day. The
sky was cloudless, and there was no i
wind, but tlie muddy ra'.n fell steadily. '
The natives have abandoned their vil?
lage homes In the vicinity of Baku
Taal and sought refuge in the sur?
rounding hills.
Mount Taal rises In the centre m
Bake Taal, sj body of water not more
than fifteen miles in circumference. It
is thirty-four miles from this city,
from which dons clouds Of smoke
rising from the crater are plainly
visible.
Think Manila In Sure.
The observatory authorities believe I
that Manila is in no danger, but there j
i> s une alarm among the natives, who i
recall the destruction caused by Mount ,
Mayon, the other volcano of Luzon. In i
i^'.t? So far, however, Mayon has!
shown no threatening disturbance.
Investigators of the bureau of science
report that with the first violent er up- |
lion of Ta il Saturday the volcanic j
island appeared to sink five feet and
the waters of the lake, rising, swept
the shores i mile inland, carrying
away the bamboo shacks and catching
a score of ii.it I v, s.
Took licliiKc In Flight.
Others living in the vicinity had
taken warning and tied at the first
rumblings of the volcano. The. towns
of Taal and Pansay seem to have suf?
fered most.
A constabulary relief detachment re?
ports that twelve persons were
drowned anil ? tie killed by lightning
at Tali-ay, uvl that three persons were
drowned at I.emery.
Tin- government is hurrying relief
trains to the scene.
Volcano I'ccullnr One.
The Taal volcano Is a very peculiar
one. and is readily accessible from
Manila. It Iks on a small volcanic
island ami has a relatively large cen?
tral crater and several smaller ex?
tinct ones.
The main crater is nearly round, and
over a mile in diameter. \? ithln its I
Irregular rim sire two hot pools? \
known, respectively, as the yellow an,]
green lakes?and a little active cone
about fifty feet in height, from which
escape steam and sulphurous gas.
Taal has had some violent eruptions
since the beginning of the Spanish 6c- i
cupation. the worst being in 1754. it :
consisted of fragmental ejecta, but
these were sufficient to destroy rout
villages lying about the lake. The
eruption began May lf? and continued
with intervals till, ueccmber 1, when
It ceased. A typhoon followed, lasting
two days, and destroyed all that the
volcano had left. In the tropics nature
has wonderful powers of recuperation.
Country Is llendtlf ?I.
"In spite of the terrible lesson of the
last century," comments Cemteno, "nil
of these localities have been repnpu
lated. Their fertility, their surpass?
ingly beautiful topographical situation
and their health!"illness charm the peo?
ple into a prompt forget fulness of past
disasters. No great eruption has oc?
curred since 1754. In ISO'S a..d Id ?3
tne-re were out\>reaks, but the damage
seems to have been confined to tue |
island itself."
In 1761' Mount Mayon was in erup?
tion for two months, destroying the!
towns of Cagsauaa and Malinao, to?
gether with several villages. In 1S14
It burst forth again, destroying , live
towns. Another eruption occurred in
May. ISfiT. when 400 persons lost their'
lives. The latest outbreak, less severe,!
was In March, 1000.
CALVIN H. 0RCUTT DEAD
He Wns President of .Newport Xcwm
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Elizabeth, N. J.. January 30.?Calvin
H. Orctitt, president of tin: Newport
News Shipbuilding ami Dry Dock Com?
pany, ami of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Coal Company, died this afternoon at
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore,
i where he had gone, for an operation
His death was unexpected, Word of
! his death reached hero to-night, and
j W. W. Williitt, a relative, went at
i once , to Baltimore to make arrange
i me.nts for the funeral.
1 Mr. oreutt had been 111 for some
i time, having recently been confined to
a New York institution. He had- lived
i in this city all his life, and arose to
a position of wealth and prominence
through sheer ability. Ho was presi?
dent tor many years of the local V.
M. C. A., ah elder In Hie Second Pres
I byterinn Church, and also Sunday
school superintendent in this c hurch.
He resided in a mansion ut 1019 East
j Jersey Street. A wife .mid two dangh
| tors survive him. He was considered
I an expert in the .shipbuilding line, and
j his advice was often sought by naval
architects. He was noted for 4 his
I philanthropy, having given a building
for the use of the trained nurses at
I the Bll/.ubeth General Hospital. He
was th? donor of yearly gold medals
I to the nurse who most excelled at her
I work.
'KINLfTS WORDS
EGALLED DY TAFT
Last Public Utterances
in Favor of Reci?
procity.
THIS POLICY
MADE HIS OWN
President Speaks at Banquet
Given in Honor of Martyr's
Birthday, and Expresses
Hope That Canadian Agree?
ment May Be Approved
by Congress.
Washington. D. C. .January 00.?Th?i
last public utterances of President Me- I
fvlnley in favor of reciprocity, made
tlie day before be was assassinated at j
Buffalo, were recalle i to-night by Presi?
dent. Taft in an a. dress at the Ohio
Society's anniversary banquet In com?
memoration of tho McKinley birthday.
Many men associated with President
McKinley 'n public otilce and promi?
nent Ohloans were present. Justice
Day, Secretary Knox, Secretary Wil?
son, former Vice-President Falrbankf
and Senator Dick, of Ohio, were among
the speakers.
President Taft eulogized the char?
acter of the martyred President, ami
paid a high tribute to his attitude on
the commerciil expansion of the coun?
try, with particular reference to the
declarations in favor of reciprocity
generally, made by president McKin?
ley at the Pnit'rAmerican Exposition at
Buffalo.
A Change of View.
"The broa.lening effect of the na?
tional responsibility McKinley had to
carry," said President Taft, "shows
Itself in no respect more conspicuous?
ly than in this change of view on his
part In respeirt of a policy of wh'ch
he had always been the chief exponent.
May we not hope that the change that
he advocated may soon Und expres?
sion In our national policy toward our
goud neighbor on tho north, who has
come halfway to meet us7 May the
fragrance of his beloved memory lead
those upon whom Is the responsibility j
ami incline their minds and hearts to i
this end.
"The Canadian agfreement, if con?
tinued by legislative action, will be a
Utting close to a century's contro?
versies and permanently establish good
feeling 'ami commercial union between
kindred peoples.- We shall find a
rapidly Increasing ''market for out j
iuinieroitF product-; huung the people
of our neighborhood. We shall deepe.t
and widen the sources of our food sup?
ply In territory close at hand.
viir kinship, our common sym?
pathies, our similar moral and social
ideas, furnish the strongest reason for
supporting this agreement. . he last
words of McKinley urge acceptance.
I am proud, as a son of Ohio, to bring
fbrwaiv. for approval and effective
action a measure carrying out the
policy which he proclaimed and made
his own sit the acme of ills great
career."
Former Vice-President Fairbanks |
spoke on "William McKinley, the!
Citizen."
"President McKinley," saicK Mr.
Fairbanks, "stood for a luge order of
civic virtue, whether he was a prac?
ticing lawyer. Congressman, f.overnor.
or President. Who among our great
Americans occupied a position more
enviable'.' His praise was open every
lip. Sectional animosities unions his
countrymen had died away, there were
prosperity and progress everywhere.
His was not a meteoric career. lie
went forward step by step with pa?
tient, unfaltering trust."
Curly Action l.lkelv.
Washington. January 30.?The House
Committee on Ways and Means prob?
ably will report the Canadian reci?
procity bill favorably to the House
within the next ten days or two weeks.
Such seems to. be the disposition of the
committee, ascertained by informal
talks among toe members.
The bill when reported will be sub?
ject to amendment in tho House, nnd I
that Is where obstruction nnd delay are
expected. The responsibility then will
be up to the House, and the Committee
on Ways and Means will not be
chargeable with attempts to suppress)
the bill.
Upon the administration, it is as-j
tCoutinued <?:i Third Page.)
No Reformatory
Near Mt. Vernon
Washington, .Innimry JtO_The
House to-day voted II- to dir to rc
-xtrain the District of Columbia from
erecting :: reformatory or nny other
peunl Institution within n radii:* of
ten miles of Mount Vernon, the
tomb of Washington, either mi the j
Virginia <?r Maryland Hide of the
Potomac HB er.
The question tit Issue was its t?.
whether tin- District of Columbia \
should be n I lowed to eMiihllsli ?
reformatory on n tract on the Vir?
ginia whore of the Potomac Itlver,
throe mill u half miles below Mount
Vernon, the Imme nod lust resting
place of tieorur Washington. Tlie J
tuirchiisc of the Innil wns nutliffr
Ir.i'd by Congress lust ye/ir.
Itepreseututl ve Cnrlln, of Virgin In,
1 offered ??? amendment to the Dis?
trict, npproprlhf Ion bill providing
that no reformatory, work house
or other peunl Institution should
lie erected within it ten-mile rndlus
of Mount Vernon, and this nmcml
iii e lit brooutt! on tbw discussion.
; The amendment, after being amend?
ed on motion of Bepresentntl ve
; Penrrc, of Maryland, to Include that
Stute, wiih adopted.
UcprcNciitntlve* Douglass, of Ohio;
Pcnrre, of Maryland, und Bull, of
I own, were among those who ns
I slsted Mr. Cnrlln in his nttnek on
the reformatory site, claiming' It
; would be ti desecration of the most
i sacred wpot In the country,
ll_I
HIS VICTOR Y INCOMPLETE
J. A. D. Mc'CURDY.
ARMIES' LEADERS
Commanders of Federals and
Rebels Lose'Their Lives
in Battle.
WARNING TO AMERICANS
They Are Told to Beware of
Efforts to Help Mexicans
Across Border.
Mexico City. January :;n.?A battle
between federals and revolutionists in
the streets of Sahuarlpa is reported in
special dispatches from Moctezuma, So?
ndra and from Chihuahua to have oc?
curred on January 25. Colonel OJega,
commander of the regulars, and Sev
ercano Tala mantes. leader of thq
rebels are said to have been killed.
No details of the light were given out
here further than that the troops oc?
cupied the town.
Hebel? A pprclietiKlv c;
Mexicali, Mex.. January 30.--The vic?
torious rebel band which controls this
boundary - town is apprehensive that
an expedition may be organized on the
American side to dispute possession
of the place. On the point of a gun, a
message was handed across the Inter?
national border yesterday to Sheriff
Mead6,ws, of Imperial-county, Cal. It
read:
"?Sheriff of United States of America.
We have leiirned from good authority
that there is a movement on your sido
trying to organize- a group of. men to
come to this side of the lint with the
purpose of rescuing one of our pris?
oners, and :f stud) is the case, they
will violate the neutrality law, and
they will do :t at their peril. Hoping
you will see to that, I am,
"Respectfully. SIMON BKRT110L.D.
?'Second Leader of Revolutionists."
"P. S. ? Von must bear iti mind that
we are not a mob. We are lighting
for principles. "ri. H."
The Insurgents offered to release
Subprefecto Terraas on p.* y merit of
$500 gold. They allowed nun it leave
his friend, Rudolph Gallego. t>s a host?
age while he crossed to the American
side to get the money. f.'rlends In
Calexlco, California, advanced the $500
and the subprefecto was released with
the warning that be must resign his
officer and not set foot in Mexicali
again on penalty of instant death.
The insurgents left Mexicali to-day
and are now camped on the canal bank
near Packard station on tne railroad.
In the heart of the. California-Mexico
Laiid and Cattle. Company ranch.
Federals Defeated.
101 Paso, Texas, January :' 0. ? - A spe?
cial from Shall er, Texas, says that Jini
rebels from Coahulla defeated a band
of federals near Bouo,uillas Pridny af?
ternoon, and that Emlllo Salgado, a
prominent ranchman of San Carlos, lias
taken the field with 100 insuvrcctos
Troops Ordered !,)Hi.
Washington, p. C, .January 150.?Be?
cause of the seizure of Medical1, .Mexi?
co, by the revolutionists. ?.... War De?
partment to-day ordered one "officer
and thirty men to Calexlco, Catlfrnia,
which Is situated just across the bord?
er and opposite the town .vnlch has
fallen into the hands of tho revolution?
ary forces. Tito American troops have
been ordered from San Diego. Cali?
fornia, and are charged with the duty
of co-operating witli the American
marshals and collector:; nl cost urns
for the purpose of preserving the neu?
trality of the United Slates.
CAPTAIN HAINS RESIGNS
Authorities Believed of Duly of Drop?
ping Him l-'roni Service.
Washington, January :;u..President
Taft has accepted the resignation from
the army of Captain Peter c. Hains,
Jr., coast artillery corps, effective Jan?
uary ^ 28. Captain Mains is serving a
penitentiary sentence for the murder
of William K. Annls at Bay Ridge, N.
V., in !!)0!>.
Congress recent l.\ passed an act.
which took effect January 11, provid?
ing for .the dropping from the military
service of any officer who hud been
absent in prison for more than three
months after final conviction by a
civil court. By his resignation Hains
lias relieved the authorities from the
necessity Of applying this law to his
case.
Hottest on Beeoril.
Dallas, Tex., January ;to. -To-day
was the hottest January day on record
in Texas. The maximum temperature
was SS degrees. Warm weather has
yievullcd for four days.
MURPHY CONFERS
WITH ROOSEVELT
Tammany Leader Talks It Over
With Gliief of Insur?
gents.
NO AGREEMENT REACHED
Still There Are' No Signs of
Break in New York's Sena?
torial Deadlock.
Albany, N. J.', January 30.?The
Democratic organization behind Wil?
liam F. Sbeeban held its first peace
conference with the insurgents to?
night, but without making any appre?
ciable progress toward settling the
deadlock over the election of a United
Stales Senator. Senator Franklin D.
Roosevelt, tlie Insurgent leader, spent
more than an hour with Charles F.
j Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall, and
1 the fact that they had discussed the
I senutorshlp question was regarded as
j an encouraging- omen by those who
I hope for a radical change In the slttia
; Don. Hitherto, each side baa remained
j aloof;
I When asked what passed between
[ them. Senator Roosevelt declined to
I give details. He admlttd, howver, that
I they discussed the deadlock, but said
i that nothing happened during the eon
! ferenee to alter his views of plans. He
I added: "So far as I am concerned
j the situation Is right where it was;
I and 1 am In a position to say that all
?the others who'have been with me on
j this proposition entertain the same
I view."
! 10afiler in the day, both Mr. Murphy
ami Senator Roosevelt called on Gov>
ernor Dlx separately. From an insur?
gent source. It was learned that tlie
I Senator told the Governor he was In
j formed that the Shechnn men were ox
i ei cIsing tremendous pressure to extract
from the Governor some public state?
ment that would aid their campaign
Senator Roosevelt told him. It was said,
that even If he issued such a state?
ment, it would change no votes; that
the Insurgents had agreed to stand firm
against Shoehan notwithstanding any?
thing the Governor might say.
News of the Uoosevelt-Murphy con?
ference caused considerable excitement
to-night, but did not change the gen?
eral Impression that there would be no
break In the deadlock to-morrow and
perhape not this week.
The eleventh joint ballot to-day
showed no significant change in the
line-up. There were forty-threee ab
snte.es, hut the House leaders said to?
night that they expected practilally a
j full attendance to-morrow.
BONDS SOLD EN BLOC
Pit tshurg Company Taken Cut ire
fSiotHMMlO Issue.
LSpecial t o Tin- Times- Dispatch; |
Plttsburg, l*a., January -HO.?Negotia?
tions were Concluded to-day for the
purchase by the Union Trust Company,
<>f Plttsburg, of $5.000,000 first mort?
gage A per cent, fifty-year gold bond;
>>f the Winston-Salom Southbound
Railway Company, of North Carolina.
The bonds are dated July l. 1010, and
(are payable July 1, 1060, the Interest
periods being January l and July l.
The Wlnston-Saiehi Railway is
jointly owned by tin- Norfolk and
Western* Railway Company and the
Atlantic (.'oast Lino Railroad Company,
and runs eighty-nine miles from con?
nection on tin- north with the Nor?
folk and Western at Winston-Salem.
N. ?'.. to a connection >>n the south
with the Atlantic Coast Lino Railroad
at Wadesboro, N. O. The road is now
in full operation, ami the bonds bear
the indorsed join! and several uncoil?
dltionnl guarantees of the Norfolk and
Western and Atlantic Coast Lino Rail?
road Companies. The entire issue of
$0,000,000 of botids is sold to com?
plete aiol pay for the construction and
equipment of the line, the Union Trust
Company taking the entire issue
WAR TALK DENOUNCED
Americans In .lapiiu Form fence So?
ciety.
Tokio, January ;:n.?Americans resi?
dent in Japan have organized a peace
society, A big meeting was held to?
night at Vokohnmn, in which leading
business men participated, ami much
enthusiasm was displayed. Two hun?
dred names were enrolled.
The American Ambassador, Thomas
J. O'Brien, spoke and resolutions were
adopted denouncing the war talk. The
a m ha ssador said that there whs no
evidence of unfriendliness to the
United States on the pint of ah> sec?
tion of the Japanese people, and he
asked that this he given the widest
circulation, as representing tin sincere,'
and unanimous sentiment >>( amorion,hs
I in this conntr>?
NO OlMATKS (lit IIAIt.MI-'l I. IHM (IS
- in Brown's Droiichful*' Tioch?#,
AVIATOR FALLS
INTO SEA WITH
COAL IN SIGHT
McCurdy Forced to De
scen d W ith inTen M iles
of Havana.
BREAK IN ENGINE
CAUSES FAILURE
Although Journey in Air Is In?
complete, He Smashes All
Records for Over-the-Water
Flights, Covering About
96 Miles?Hopes to
Try Again.
Havana. January 30.?J. A- U. Mc?
Curdy, a Canadian by birth, but now
affiliated with American aviators, set
a new record to-day in ovrr-the-water
nights, covering a distance u? closo
to 100 miles, from Key West to with?
in ten miles of Havana, when on ac?
count}- of u slight accident, ho was
compelled to drop into the sea. There
he remained, his biplane boated i>y
pontoons, until the lifeboat of thb
torpedo boat destroyer Terry picked
him up.
With victory within Iiis grasp, ttia
goal within plain view, an accident
trivial in itself, for which no provision
was possible, robbed McCurdy of hie
almost won title of conqueror of the
Florida straits. With Morro Castle
scarce a dozen miles away, tils aero?
plane rushing at the rate of fifty miles
an hour at an altitude of 1,000 feet, a
break In a small part of the engine, a
reptured crank case, pernVittng the
escape of all the lubricating 0!!, neces?
sitated McCurdy's Immediate descent.
Havana was then in plain View, and
Camp Columbia, where the landing
was to be made, was only p. short dis?
tance heyond.
At the time of the descent the aero?
plane was about equidistant from the
1'aulding and Terry, the leading ships
which were about ten miles apart. Tho
Intrepid aviator, when the sound of
the engine told him something was
wrong. Jauntily shut off tho power,
lie descended rapidly swinging stead?
ily to the water and alighting as
gracefully as a gull with outspread
wings. The. pontoons proveo abund?
antly buoyant. McCurdy not even wet
I ting bis feet.
Machine Dnmngcd.
The fall was seen l>y all ihe vessels
of the squadron, and they headed in
the direction of the aeroplane at top?
most speed, -he Pauldlng and the Ter?
ry arriving almost a: the same mo?
ment. Some difficulty was experi?
enced in rhxti?Mivring the destroyers
alongside ''the air craft, but the aviator,
sitting there apparently In content?
ment, assured the officers that he was
perfectly safe, and that there was no
necessity for haste. The Terry's life?
boat took him off, and finally he was
taken aboard the Pauldlng, but tho
efforts to hoist the machine on tho
launching platform failed. Grappling
irons were used and the aeroplane was
hauled to the deck In a badly dam?
aged condll ion.
While this work was going on. tho
j Cuban flagship Haturi arriv e,I f??om
Havana, carrying President Gomez an t
a parly of friends She ran along?
side the Pauldlng. and the President
.shouted his congratulations on ihn
pluck of the aviator and regret for Iii?
111 fortune. After an hour's delay tho
squadron started for Havana, enteritis-*
the harbor a few minutes after '.
o'clock, amid the cheers of many thou?
sands who continued to throng tho sea
wall long a fror the news of the acci?
dent was known.
McCurdy, landing from tho Pauldlng,
proceeded without change of clothing
to the drill grounds at Camp Columbia,
where he gave a magnificent exhibition
of his skill, rising to an altitude of.
1,200 feet ami performing a variety
of niaheouvres that wore startling in
the Cubans.
The start from Key West was made
at T:"2 o'clock, central time, which was
S:05 Ha van,-, lime, and after making
two circles, iho ivlnt.ir squared away
on his course. Conditions were Ideal,
n faint winl. .1 cloudless, a/.urc sky,
and unrippled sapphire seas,
in speaking <>'' the beauty of th^
scene. McCurdy declared th.'S evening
thai he had never before experienced
so wonderful a sensation as when he
.rose ;l thousand feet and started on tho
trip. Continuing, lie said:
?The accident Only Increased my
earnest desire to effect the conquest
of tho Plorldt straits, ami I have the
fullest confidence that ( can do it. I
do hot know when I shall be aide to
make another attempt at the flight,
but under such conditions ns prevailed
to-day I am sure of success."
Two Hoiirn In \'r
McCurdy was exactly 1 wo hours in
the air, covering an estimated distance,
of about ninety-six miles. Reside?)
breaking the over-sea record, this Is
the first instance of an aeroplane flight
entirely out of sight of land.
Disappointment was keen in Havana,
over the aviator's mishap. Op the fir?
ing of three cannon at Cabanas, sig?
nalling the start, all business w.?s .--.is
ponded. The whole population thronged
jibe Malecon driveway from Punth to
; San Dazaro. \ll the high roofs and the
heights of Mono and Cabanas were
crowded. At 10 o'clock' It became
Known t!n<t McCurdy was drawing
near, hut still lie could n.?t be seen.
T.ie excitement was Intense, Then
,-anTe" 11 long, ominous delay
A rumor st irted thai NlcCiirdy had
been killed, but nothing was known in
Havana until receipt of the Associated
Cress dt spa too giving an account of
the accident.
McCurdy will remain here through
cut the week, and will Rlv? exhibitions,
it Camp Co! limb ia. Thy dostroyava
.vill .return t''-morrew.
OlV at l.nst.
Key W-. st, 1*1-?.. launuvj :e.?S)y.
days of anxlory a, ml waiting f,or a fa?
vorable turn in weather condition's end?
ed this luorathiK Cor J. A. D. McCurdv.

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