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THE TIMES FOUNDED 18S8. WHOLE NUMBER 18,565. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1911. ' THH WKATHER TO-D A.Y?-Fnlr. PRICE TWO CENTS. N DIVORCE SUIT Sensational Charges Made by Attorneys in Tenney Case. HUSBAND CALLED BITTER NAMES Attorney Royall Says He Is Un? worthy of Belief?Evidence j Presented to Incriminate Both Parties?Name of Prominent Georgian Is Involved. Final argument In the Tonney di? vorce proceedings began yesterday morning before Judge Daniel Grinnan in the Chancery Court, continuing throughout tho day. The entire morn fng was consumed by William I,. Royall, counsel for Mr?. Emma S. Tenney, who filed the tlrst action foi J veparatlon with alimony. Late In th< afternoon L. O. Wendenburg began an argument for Georgo ?. Tenney, presl- ! dent of the Atlantic Bltullthlc Com? pany, who answered his wife's .suit -fvlth an action for absolute divorce. Mr. Wendenburg win continue his Argument this morning, and Mr Royal 1 will close. The case will then be submitted to Judge Grinnan, and rb there are several volumes of type? written depositions, it is anticipated , that a final decision may bo delayed for several weeks. SenRotionhl f'hnrccn. There were many sensational epi? sodes in lite argument and many cltvs tlons of evidence In efforts to show Improper relations <>f the various par? lies, through ;t period of years past. In Mr RoyalTe argument he qUoted a letter from on<; Maty Horn to Mr Ten? ney of a decidedly crtnpromising na? ture. In reply Mr, Wendenb?rg saio the Horn letter was written many yea 1*8 ago, and that Mrs. Tenney con? tinued to llv? vvllb her husband for iorne time after becoming acquainted with Its content?, both parties appar? ently having made efforts to keep the family together for the sake of a daughter. Miss Alcdn Tenney. now the wife of Tillman Bunch, a nephew of I (senator Tillman. of South Carolina. t?n the other hand. Mr. Wcndenburg quoted depositions lb show Impropei relations between Mr?. Tenney and Major E. C. Gordon, at one time a Bap? tist minister, and In recent years b capitalist and promoter, it was stat ?d that he had known the Tenneys In? timately and had followed them from place to place and visited at the homu In the absence of Mr Tenney, and depositions from several cities were quoted id show that relations between Mrs. Tenney and Major Gordon were common talk. Gordon Mnkci? No llcplr. No deposition was secured from Ma? jor Gordon himself, who hat made no reply to charges made hrst by Mr } Tenney In his bill tor divorce. Mr\ j Roya'.l represented that Major Gordon, n brother of the late General John h Gordon, had great pride in his family, and was so much troubled at having his name connected with so scandal? ous an affair, that his reason was un? seated. Mr. Wcndenburg charged that on the occasion when Mrs. Tenney at? tempted lb secure such a deposition, Major Cordon was Intoxicated, and that since he. has been able to trans set his business and project large schemes, giving no evidence otherwise of being non compos mentis. Xeither Mr. nor Mrs. Tenney was In court, and they were thus saved much embarrassment, for the attorneys were unsparing In their denunciation on either Eide. Mr. Royall characterized Mr. .Tenney as a "liar and scoundrel," with "no more regard for his oath than a Sioux Indian has for the Ten Com? mandments," Family History Paraded. The family history was paraded in court from the day when Mr. Tenney a young civil engineer, married an ex? ceedingly handsome woman two year* older than himself, secured emploj ment as an engineer for a develop? ment company at Decatur, Alabama, of which Major Gordon was promoter and president, Mr. Tenney later had a. gov? ernment contract at Chlckamauga Park, near Chattanooga, and was there visited by Major Gordon. He later lived in Spartanburg, S- C, where his wife was absent much of tho time visiting Major Gordon's sister and others. Lottcrs from Mr. Tenney urging bei to return home for the sake of their child were read. The daughter develop? ed tuberculosis, and after more or less discussion was taken to Tucson, Ari? zona. Mr. Tenney charges that his ?wife got tired of the lack of society In tho tuberculosis colony, and that the next thing he heard of them they were down on the J'acific coast at a society resort. It was brought out that Mrs. Tenney is a sister of the Dowager Countess Von Krakow, and Is ambitious socially. Snys Client I? Victim of Conspiracy. Mr. Royall charged that his client was tho victim of a con? spiracy fomented by "Tenney the perjurer." A great deal was made of tho finding by Mrs. Tenney, then liv? ing at the Jefferson Hotel, of a part of a woman's attire In her husband's rooms at the Hotel Richmond, where she also found certain incriminating letters. Mr. Tenney said that the ar? ticle of dress had been left in the bureau by a drummer who had had the room before him. Tillman Bunch, now son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Tenney, was described by Mr. Royall as a. common drunkard and gambler, "a man-worse than George. O. Tenney," shouted Mr. Royall, as though that were In his judgment the last Iniquity?"a man fit for nothing but to bo hanged." It seems that Bunch fur pished certain affidavits or statements to Mr. Tenney which were offered as evidence. The affldavlls Mr. Royall ridiculed as concerned with "rumors" of .what occurred twenty years ago, and Mr. Royall Intimated broadly that Bunch had wormed certain of the In? formation out of Mrs. Tenney and then sold it to her husband. Jtofcrenco was also made to alleged Illicit relations between Mrs. Tenney and Colonel Byrd, of Atlanta, which Mr. i ? _. (Continued on Second Page.). ' At Midnight City Expe? riencing One of Worst Fires in Its History LOSSES ALREADY REACH $300,000 Several Business Houses De? stroyed and Big Warehouses in Flames, With C. & O. Sta? tion Apparently Doomed. Department Unable to Cope With Blaze. Fire Under Control [Special to The Timcft-ninpatcb.] StHiJutou, Vo., .March -I_Shortly before 1* o'clock ?IiIm morning it In bellcicd thnt tlic tlrc N under con? trol. While ncveral buildiugn tin ?tili liurnluR tiercel), it 1m believed thnt tlicrc will be no further ?preud or the ItamcN, mid that the CJicku peuke ii n.I <)hl?i Motion villi In hiiveil. \|?i?ar?tiiM from the ihar lottCMvillc nnd !lurri*onhurc drj>nrt oientM linn arrived nuil I? nl<HnK the loenl firemen In ?u-hllnu tile fire. Their nid nnd n fortunate "Shift of file wind "III probably prevent nuy furtlier destruction. (Special to The Times-Dispatch 1 Staunton, Va., March '11.?-Staunton at midnight 1.? experiencing one of the biggest and mos: destructive fires In the history of the city, and it is esti? mated that the losses at this time wcr< In the neighborhood of 5000,000, with several buildings burning and otheri threatened. At this hour It seems al? most certain that the- Chesapeake and Ohio passenger and freight Station will bo lestroyed. The lire- started in the livery stable of .1. A. Garland, south, of Johtisoi1 Street, and the big structure was .soon a m^ss of Hames. The entire depart? ment was quickly on the s' one, but thn fire had too great headway, ami had soon spread to adjoining buildings !:i both direct!one. From the Curiand stables, the- flamc-s spread to severa' adjoining warehou.-os and business blocks. First to follow was the agri? cultural and implement house of \V ?T. Neff, the building be-longlng to Mrs Dennis Brown: then the grain, hay nnd fertilizer establishment of W. C Bossertnan ?S-. Co.; then the building oc? cupied by s. . E, Trlbett. dealer In bees .supplies. The flames from this lattei building jumped across the street, arid soon the large unoccupied structure, belonging to T. J. llounlhan. on the corner of Central Avenue and Johnson Street, was In ashes. The lire was he-re halted in this direction, the wdnd being right to keep the tlames from the main business section. Sprend? in Another Direction. In the opposite direction from the stable a second building belonging to Mrs. Dennis Brown, and occupied b> several small firms, was burned," and the flames then attacked and com? pletely destroyed the recently com? pleted three-story brick building oc? cupied by the grocery firm of R. L Stratton <t Co. The fire leaped across Lewis Creek, in the direction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Passenger and Freight .station, and within a short while tour or live big brick warehouses occupied by scver.il hay, grain and feed and other wholesale establish? ments, were a mass of flames. At midnight all these buildings were burning, and their total destruction seems almost assured. The Chesa? peake and Ohio Depot also seems doomed, but heroic efforts are being made to save this building. With the destruction of the buildings now on fire. It will mean practically that the entire block between Johnson and Augusta Streets and Middlebrook Avenue will go. This, of course, In? cludes most of the buildings which are already In ruins Early during the progress of the fire the cables crossing Johnson Street carrying the telegraph wires were burned, and outside communcation is possible only over the long-dlstanct telephone. Outside Help Asked. "When the local department realized Its Inability to cope with the fire, Char lottesville, Clifton Forge and Ilarrlson burg were appealed to for aid, and ad? vices are that help can soon "be ex? pected from those towns. The Char lottesvllle department at midnight no? tified Staunton that It was at the de? pot ready to start as soon as arrange? ments are made by the railroad com? pany. Unless the wind chnges, the fire will be stopped at the Chesapeake and Ohio Depot. The water pressure Is all that could bo desired, but the conflagration Is too great for the resources of the local fire-tightcrs. It is not possible to give any accu? rate estimate of the losses already incurred or of the amount of insur? ance carried by any of the firms. ALLEGED SPIES HELD Snld to Have fleeu Seeking Infoimit llon About Germany's Shlp.x. Hamburg. March 20.?Five persons, including one foreigner, are under ar? rest, citarged with espionage. The foreigner had been for some time tin? ner close observation b.v government detectives, while passing back and forth between Hamburg and Bremen, where ten warships of all types ate under various stages of construction, lie was suspected of attempting to es? tablish relations with the shipyard employes. A special detective sent from Berlin to investigate The case placed the foreigner and the others under arrest. It Is asserted that a second foreigner managed to elude the detectives. Four of the iprlsoncrs aro shipyard employes, and they aro ac? cused of supplying Information about the warships. So far as can be ascertained the in? criminating material found is not of a grave character, but the police are unusually reticent. Conflicting reports tire current regarding the nationality of the prisoners. It is alleged In some quarters that the chief spy la an Eng? lishman. This is denied elsewhere, but. It Is admitted by officials of the marine department that ho is an. Englishman. Limantour Tells Ihem Dangers Are Increas? ing Daily. HE'S BEARER OF NO PROPOSALS Declares It Absurd to Think He Could Carry Paper From Leaders of Rebels?Govern? ment Never Will Consent to Treat With Armed Men. Mexico City, March L'O.?With a warn? ing to ail Mexicans that with every day the rebellion continues the danger of International complications increases, a pica to them to rally to the support ol Oenoral Diaz, and a declaration thai the government never can enier Into peaco negotiations with individuals in .'inns, Finance Minister Jose V. Liman tour has entered upon the task of pacif? ication which the world at large has sei for him, and upon the outcome of which the whole world is interested. The special car in which he traveled from New York reached the National Station here at 10 o'clock to the minute to-day. Hundreds of persons, among whom were many officials and a sprink? ling of women, were on hand to greet the travelers. ^lectinR Is Deferred. President Diaz's greeting was con? veyed through one of his official fam? ily, the meeting between the two most talked oi men in the republic having been deferred until later. Mr. l,imantour and the members of his family went at once by automobile to the Li man tour home, In Mlxcoac, a nearby suburb, where later the minister received representatives of the press. Mr. 1-,'niantour declared that the state? ment that he was the bearer of condi? tions to form the establishment of peace, placed in his hands by the Ma deros in New York,-was an absurdity. "With bad grace could I he the bearer of such a paper, when publicly 1 have declared that the government could nevijr enter Into negotiations with in? dividuals In arms. A government i should do that which a reasonable pub- I He opinion demands, but it should not. and cannot, on pain of extinguishing it? self, accede to the armed pressure of a group of misguided sons of the country. They must lay down their arms if they wish to bring about the reforms that may be necessary." Of the insurrection itself Mr. Li man tour had nothing to add, he said, to what ho has previously said?thai it constitutes treason. "It Is a crime of 'lesa patrla' that those Mexicans who are fighting In the ranks of the insurrectos are commit? ting, because every day the danger of International complications increases. I hope earnestly that those misguided citizens who have taken part in this movement will soon open their eyes to the light of reason, and not Temaln longer deaf to the persuasive voice of patriotism." In reply to a suggestion that great results were expected to follow his return to Mexico, he said: "It Is a heavy burden that pul^'lc opinion would place upon my shoulders and no one man can carry it without the co-operation of all good Mexicans. I furthermore cannot understand why such an effort Is demanded of me, when the direction of the policy of our gov? ernment is In the hands of no less a man than the Illustrious statesman who has formed the country, who has devel? oped It and has given It a high place among the nations." Declares It Absurd. "There was published this morning," it was suggested, "a dispatch from New York, In which Gustavo A. Madcro de? clared that you had returned to Mexico to take charge temporarily of the pres? idency of the republic." "Another absurdity." said Mr. Llman tour. "Already, in times past, when some of my friends have besought ms to become a candldato for *he vice presidency, I declared my firm resolu? tion not to accept any post In the mil? itant politics of my country, being dis? posed to lend my services to the admin? istrative branch, so long as they might be considered useful by the majority of my fellow countrymen. Not having been Willing then to accept a militant political post, much less would I think of such a thing at tho present time, when It is the duty of all good Mexi? cans to rally about General Diaz to avert the dangers that menace our common country." Dcmnnda Clty'w Surrender. Nogales, Art., March 20.?Word was received here to-day that Juan Cabral, at the head of 700 Insurrectos. had appeared at the gates of the city oi ITermoslllo, tJio capital of the stato of Sbhora, Mexico, and demanded its surrender. The railroad officials have been notified to have ready two spe? cial trains to transport Mexican troops from the border to Hermoslllo. The rebels are said to have wrecked a train at r,a Colorado. It was Cabral's force which exterminated a Federal detach? ment at Cumpas recently. .Soft Nome Bulled Paed. Kl Paso. Texas, March 20.?Soft nose bullets, forbidden hy tho rul<v> of wxr are being used by both sides In the Mexican campaign. Colonel Cuollar, who commanded tho Mexlcun troops at the battle of Casas Grandes, reports officially that nearly all tho wounded men received their injuries from soft nosed bullets. Tho report also comes from Agua Prleta that almost ever> Federal soldier wounded there was shot with a soft nosed bullet. The Herald correspondent wires to? day from Hermoslllo. Sonora, that he saw the Federals march out from there Saturday with their belts full oX &Qt\ nosed bullets. He says thero were no hospital appliances and no doctors with tho Federals. Dropfged Across I.lne. Douglas, Ariz., March 20.?A desert? er from the Mexican army at Agua Prleta was caught in Douglas to-day by two Mexican officers and dragged across the line to Agua Prleta. Amer? icans and Mexicans In Douglas becamo greatly excited during the Incident, and crowds congregated. Ten minutes later tho captain of tho Mexican rurales was captured,, armed, on a street on this sido of tho Inter? national line and taken to the Douglas Jail. i Asks Annuity of $3,600 From Her Former Husband JOHN AHMSTli?SG CHALO.VeR. EMMA'CESS TRO UBI3T7.KO Y, PRINCE PIERRE THOl-HKTZKOV. Known nti Atnclic Riven, the. author, nnd former wife of _J"hn ArmMronp; Chaloner. KOKOVSOFF BECOMES PREMIER OF RUSSIA Selected by Emperor After Resignation of Stolypiri. Soon j WHOLE CABINET TO - QUIT Small Comfort for Reactionaries Who Sought Premier's Downfall. St. Petersburg, March 20.?P. A. Stolypln, Premier and Minister of the Interior, resigned to-day, and his re -ignatlon was promptly accepted by Emperor Nicholas. Kokovsoff, Minister of Finance in tho Stolypln cabinet, will bo tho new Premier, and unless unexpected cir cumstnnces Intervene, his appointment will be gazetted to-morrow. The Council of the Empire Is In ses? sion to-night with reference to the situation, and it is believed that the members will decide formally to tender their resignations as an Indication ol solidarity and adherence to the ex Premier. A Personal losur. Premier Stolypln presented his re? signation personally to the Emperor Ills actioh was due to the rejection by the Council of the Empire of the Zern stvo bill for self-government In the nine Western provinces. The Premier decided to make the crisis a persona' Issue, and the quickness of the Em? peror's answer was accepted in eer1 tain quarters as substantiating the re? port current recently that the Em? peror had abandoned the Premier to his fate by telling the conservative* In the Council of tho Empire, through M. Trepoff. to vote "according to the'r consciences." But it was learned later that th?> selection of M. Kokovsoff was made by the Emperor on >L Stolypin's recom- , mendation after Mis Majesty hat! ev haustod all means to persuade the lat? ter to retain his post. The reactionary groups which plotted Stolypin's fall thus got small satisfaction. The present crisis, llko that In 1009. when the question of the reorganlzatlor of the Russian admiralty canie neat to disrupting the Cabinet, seems to In dlcate that the reactionaries lack <> statesman of the proper calibre to com? mand Ills Majesty's confidence. Reputation Solid. Kokovsoff's reputation as a careful statesman is so solid that the Bourse reacted favorably on rumors of his ap polntment. The Duma's attitude has not yet been defined, but M. Kokovsofl has undoubtedly done much during the last two years to regain the confidence which was Impaired by his exclamation In the Duma lit May, 1909: "Thank God. there is no Parliament in Russia'." Oil the Finnish. Jewish and foreign questions, Kokovsoff has maintained an enlightened and moderate attitude, lie opposed tho excesses of nationalism and co-operated with the Duma in ef? fecting extensive reforms in tho finances of tho country. He shut off ninny pre? existing claims en the treasury, based in many cases on falsified Imperial grants, and millions thereby were saved yearly. Humor of .Murder, St. Petersburg, March 20.? It is ru? mored hero that M. Korostovetz, tho Russian minister to China, has been murdered in Peking. Neither the For? eign Office nor the War Oftice has been able to confirm the report up to a into hour to-night. Advices received by the Associated Press direct from Poking late this af? ternoon mentioned tho Russian legation In connection With the Russo-Ohlneso 'negotiations, but make no reference to any untoward event which might have furnished tho basis of tho rumors at (Continued on Second Page.) CLASH OF COURTS Proceeding's in Cox Case Set for Same Hour Before Two Judges. Cincinnati, Ohio, March 20.?Devel? opments relating to the charge of per? jury against George B. Cox, banke' and political leader, in the Common Pleas Court, came thick and fast to? day, and In each instance the attorneys fur Cox came out second best. Judge Charles J. Hunt, presiding judge of the Common Pleas Court, de? clared that a statute providing for the Illing of a prejudice affidavit to swear a judge off the bench is so framed that it does not apply to Hamilton county. ?Mandamus proceedings were then tiled against Judge Hunt, and a hearing was set for Saturday. This done. Judge Gorman ordered George B. Cox before him to plead to two indictments of per? jury. At the Instance of Prosecuting Attor? ney Henry T. Hunt, Judge Gorman In? structed Sheriff Coopor to go after the defendant. Before the sheriff could reach Cox's office, the latter, with an attorney, appeared before Judge Gor? man. Attorneys for Cox obtained from the prosecutor an admission that one Indictment against Cox would bo dis? missed as faulty, and the case would go to trial on the other. Cox's attorneys offered a motion t? quash the second Indictment, and gave notice of their intention to file a plea In abatement. Judge Gorman set th< hearing on the motion for to-morrow. Then the Cox attorneys, to gain fur? ther delay, died before Judge Swing ar application for a temporary injunction tc restrain Judge Gorman from hearing any phase of the case pending a decis? ion on the mandamus suit. Judge Swing denied the application, but prom? ised to hear any proceeding the attor? neys might see tit to bring at 0 o'clock to-morrow. This is the hour set by Judge Gor? man for hearing arguments on the mo? tion to quash the Indictment against Cox, and threatens a clash between the cou rts. Hroilerlck'n Trial Beginn. Springfield; 111., March 20.?The trial of State Senator John Brodcrick began in the Sangamun county Circuit Court to-day before Judge Crelghton. Only four Jurors were accepted to-day. The Indictment charges Broderick with having bribed former State Sena? tor D. W. Holstlaw. of Iuka, giving him $2,500 to vote for William Lorlmei for United States Senator. The trans? action Is alleged to have taken placo In Bi od . rick's saloon, in Chicago, and on the same day Holstlaw is said to have deposited In tho Chicago Stato Bank $2,500, later transferring It to his own bank In I pica. A copy of the deposit slip will bo Introduced as evidence, and Jarvis O. Newton and Arthur Und, of the Chicago Slate Bank, will appear as witnesses in this phaso of the trial. WILL REORGANIZE OFFICE Xorf??lk PoHlmnfjor f'nllod to Wanlilng tnn for CoufirrenreT Washington, D. C. March 20.?The postmaster at Norfolk, Va., has boon summoned to Washington by Post? master-General Hitchcock to Miiscuss the reorganization of his oftlce. Mr, Hitchcock plans to orgunlzo tho ofllce Info two divisions, malls and flnanco, under a superintendent, to more effec? tively utilize the working forces. Tho system has been successfully tried at Atlanta, Jacksonville, Fla., and New Or? leans. USB imOWN'S HKONOHIAI. TKOCH1CS for relieving' coughs and hoarseness.