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THE TIMES FOUNDED IMS. WHOLE NUMBER 18,567. RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 231 1911. THE WEATHER TO-">A Y?ShoTrer?. PRICE TWO CENTS, REBELS WILL NOT MCEPT PROMISES Decline to Trust Gov? ernment Which Has Deceived \ hern BATTLE WILL BE FOUGHT TO END! Do Not Propose to Lay Down | Arms Until Formal Negotia? tions for Peace Arc Under Way, Lest They Be Put at Mercy of Their Enemies. Washington, D. C, March --.?Au- j ?oun'.ing that they will not lay down i their arms until formal negotiations^ for peace are under way, the revolu- j ilonlsts of Mexico, through Dr. Vis-, quez Gome,'., their representative in . Washington, issued a statement to day, outlining the attitude of the rev-j olutionista toward peace overtures and; reforms in tie- republic. The stale-i inept says: "The revolutionary party, which is constituted of the host men of th? country, cannot accept as a guarantee only the promise of a government that has for more than thirty years been promising, ami has never fulfil led o single one of its promises '?The revolutionists think, and with reason, that Immediately following the laying down of their arms, many of the leaders would die mysteriously, hb reforms would be granted, and the op? pression would be greater than ever. "2'or tids reason the revolutionists will not accept us a guarantee Mr. Lima in our or any other Individual.! because one man cannot and must not i serve as a guarantee for a political party fighting for the liberty of a peo? ple, and much less when such a man has been, and is. the right hand of the oppressing government. The revolu tlonists do not desire the complete elimination of the opposing party, be? cause every one knows that it is nec 'SMr;^ to have opposite parties in a nation In order to maintain political equilibrium and righteous administra? tion "The revolutionary party must be represented in the government of the .States, in the Congress and in the Cab? inet. It is well known that up to the prcsvirit not a single member of tin Cabinet or a .representative of the people has ? vc r made ipe least protest In regard to the great political abuses, the unjust Imprisonments and the num? berless pol i t lea I assassinations. "For all tlicse reasons the revolu? tionists will nbt lay down tlulr arms until the time when these iefctins that guarantee the lives of the people, lite administration if justice and political liberty snail be in effect." l.linnDtour Admit* CHmIh. Mexico City. Match 2'_\?Admitting1 that Mexico is facing a crisis even greater than he had believed. Minister of F.i nance Li man tour to-day said tii.tt the administration bad no immediate solution of. the problem.-, confronting the government. It had no alterna? tive but to continue the military pro? gram upon which It hud entered, he said Notwithstanding the govern ment's aggressive attitude, reforms! which were intended to remedy the al? leged grievances were under consid? eration. The most important of these reforms was that relative to the re? vision of the olectorlul laws. This is an outline of tiie situation as presented by Mr. Llmantour to n representative of the Associated Press to-day. following a meeting of the Cabinet. Mr. Llmantour frankly expressed surprise at the antagonism towards this administration that he had discovered. "Just why this is so, I cannot un? derstand,'' said the minister. "I am trying to find out That it is so can? not be denied " The minister has discovered that the fundamental demand of the people Js* that there be a revision of the elec? toral laws. The minister admitted that auch a revision was essential if the growing discontent were to he check? ed. Although this proposed change in the electoral laws would not be in? tended ns any concession to the rebels. It Is the basic feature of their demands, according to statements made repeat? edly by Madero and his associates. That any reconciliation could he ef? fected with the rehels. Honor Llmantour regarded as improbable, Referring to his reported conferences In New York with Francisco .Madero. father of the rebel leader, he said that he had hoped through him to lind some means of bringing about a cessation of hostili? ties, but he learned that the father hail no ?influence over the son. One of the first acts of Congress, which will convene on April 1, will be the consideration of a new appropri? ation for carrying on the war. Wheth? er this means an increase In the mil? itary force, Senor Llmantour did not pay. it already has been ofllciully stated that Mexico's war resources scarcely have beon touched, and that an army of 50,000 men could be put In the field if necessary. Touching on the reform relative to the division of great estates, the min? ister said the method of acquiring these properties had not been worked out. lie reaffirmed his Paris statement that Qtich a division of the land would be desirable. Refuting rumors that there ox 1st Ad between hint and the President any lack of accord, Senor Llmantour said that his relations with the Chief Kxectitlve were absolutely frai k and cordial. No Deficiency, Perhaps. Washington. March '_*2.?There was excellent authority to-day for the statement that it is entirely probable no deficiency will be created by the mobilization of troops in the South? west. This would not give Congress the least opportunity to pass resolu? tions of Inquiry and investigation, as the President would he strictly within his constitutional rights as chief ex? ecutive and commander-ln-chief of the army to order the troops wherever he thought lliey should go, so long as the. expenses come out of appropriations mado for Ibis fiscal year. It is at least certain that If there la (Continued on SccondT^Pagc.) IMMUNITY BATHS Court Rules They Do Not Guarantee Indefi? nite Cleanliness. PACKERS MUST STAND TRIAL Counsel for Defendants Seek tu Quash Indictments on Ground That "Immunity" Prevents Using Evidence of Acts Committed Before It Was Granted. Chicago; 111.. Mure)) 22.?The how famous "immunity l>:i11>'' given ten Chi? cago meat packers by Judge Otis Hum? phrey in 1906, Judge George A. Car? penter, in tie- United States District Court, to-day declared did not guar? antee indefinite cleanliness In re? fusing tu quash indictments .'against tie- packers, .Judge Carpenter limited tlu- freedom from liability respecting the rule under which the "hath" was given. lie also decided that the "im? munity" did not prohibit the facts and \ evidence, on which it was granted, from helng used as evidence to cstab- j llsh proof of a conspiracy existing at a date after the immunity was given. The ruling, which is in the form of an Interlocutory decree, from which there Is no appeal, means that the packers will have to go* to trial on In? dictments Charging them with con? spiracy to violate the Sherman anti? trust law% There are three Indictments In the first of which are five counts. The defendants can he fined J?.non or Imprisoned for one year on each of seven counts. Counsel for the packers cough! to quash the Indictments on 'the ground that immunity granted by Judge Hum? phrey prevented the government from using as evidence anything that took place before 1906. Judge Carpenter held that Judge Humphrey could nor grant the puck? ers immunity indefinitely in an unlaw? ful undertaking, and that the immun? ity did not prevent the United States' on evidence of acts committed before i H'06 to prove the existence of illegal I combination subsequent to 1906. On Monday, the government will ask fnr an immediate trial. The indicted packer-; tire Lpt1 Is F. Swift. Bdwarj r. swift. Francis A. Fowler and Charles If. Swift, of Rwltt it Company; Edward Tilden, president of the National Packing Company; J. Og?en Armour. Arthur Mcokt. Thomas .1, COiiJicrs. of Armour &? Company; Edward Morris and Louis Hey man, vt Morris & Company. The chief olijeet of the government's attack v- *.i Xittboij Park'ng .Com? pany, of which the indicted men are directors or otherwise interested, dl rcctlv or Indirectly. It was organ'./."d in 1903. with a capital of J15,000,000; It is chiefly a holding company, and owns or controls, according to the government's claim, twenty-one other minor companies, including the va? rious Hammond properties, the Anglo American companies, Detroit Beef : Company} Fowler Company, of Kan- j sas city; United Dressed Beef Com- | p?ny, of New York; three refrigerat? ing car companies, the St. Louis Dressed Beef and Provision Company. Hutchinson Packing Company, of-Kan sas; Continental Tacking Company, etc. Judge Otis Humphrey's Immunity de-? cision in the United States Circuit Court was given March 21. 1906. The investigations against the packers really began in 190?., when Judge Peter S. Grosscup enjoined them from enter? ing into a conspiracy to control the Industry. The present Indictments?three of I them?were returned last September, and there still exists a subsequent In? dictment, returned in December, vhlch was secured by the government to go j Into effect should Judge Carpenter's decision be against the prosecution. TEST IT IN SUPREME COURT Atlanta Vcwapaper Token T1h Cane to HlgheMf Trillium!. Washington, D. C, March 22.?The ! right of the Post-Office Department i under existing low to require real newspapers, as distinguished from fake I publications, to pay additional postage I for sample copies, exceeding 10 per cent, of the copies of regular subscrib? ers, is to be tested out in the Supreme 'Court of the United states. The government to-day docketed l.i I that court a case involving substan? tially that point. It was nti appeal ', from the decision cf Judge Newman. ?Of the United States District Court for Northern Georgia, dismissing an In-1 I dlctmeut of alleged conspiracy em tho j part of the Atlanta Journal Company, publisher of the Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal, and others, to defraud the I government. The Judge has elected that no criminal offense hi?d been stated against the defendants. COLONEL FOR RECALL Uelleves People should Have Bight to Hunt Their Judge*. Los Angeles. Cal.. March 22.?Cok/Hel Roosevelt, in a speech before the City Club to-day. declared In favor of the recall of judges in California] . The colonel reiterated his statement, made at Phoenix, that the recall of Judges should not he adopted until, by actual experience, the people were driven to it to do away with some worse evil. "When T tittered those sentences T was thinking particularly of your con? dition here in California," declared the Colonel. He said that eondlt'ons In California were such as to render it imperative to provide methods for re? moving any judge when the people became convinced that his retention on the bench was no longer in the interest of justice and fair dealing from the standpoint of the people. DAVEN^RT^ASKS" DIVORCE t'art??onlf?< Sayn Wife la Inhuman nnd Cruel. Salem. Ore., March 22.?Homer Dav? enport, the cartoonist, tiled suit to-dav for divorce from Mrs. Daisy B. Daven? port. Davenport charges thnit Mrs. Daven? port treated him in a cruel and In? human manner, and makes other alle? gations In his c.omplnint. They were, married at Silverton. Ore., and four children were the issuo of the marriage. Some time ago a de? cree of separation was granted in the ^New Jersey courts, SCENES SHOPPING TUESDAYS FIRE RAF AGES AT. STAUN TON EXTRA SESSION MAY RUN FAR INTO SUMMER Leaders Believe Many Subjects Will Be Presented for Action. TARIFF ISSUE PERPLEXING As Vet Democrats Have Not Turned Wheel in Their Program. Washington, March 22.?Some of the loading men in Congress are of opinion ! that the extraordinary session will rim j far into the summer. They base this expectation upon the certainty that the Democrats will get into a snarl 1 among themselves over the tariff ana upon the theory that a new Congress, with a complete change in the politi? cal majority in one branch and a pai - tial overturn In the other, will be pos? sessed with the lust for legislative ac? tivity. The Democrats are finding it no easy I task to Set their House In order for the great work and responsibility be I fore them. They are starting their Ft ask under new and hitherto untried conditions. The very organization of the lower branch of Congress Is being ? (instructed upon a new pattern and j with unfamiliar tools. Minim Dominum Leader. I There is np single strong and domi? nant figure in their councils to be at once the suggester and a court of last resort. There are fourteen leaders of equal rank, each a king In his own right and representative of n sovereign State. New rules are being designed to meet the demand tor a more Demo? cratic spirit In the conduct of legisla? tion. It is feared by some that every broadening of the procedure means slackening of control and opening the door for confusion. Meanwhile the days are slipping by and the fateful Tuesday is rapidly approaching when the Democratic party will be called up? on to make good the boasts of what it would do when it came into power. Not a wheel has been turned on. the big job of tariff revision which con? fronts the party. No preliminary work was necessary on the reciprocity bill? they are to take it or to leave It, Just as it stands. But if the Democratic caucus, called for April 1. decides up? on revision of one of the general sched? ules, the House democrats will find themselves absolutely unprepared. Difficult Tfittk Presented. A tariff schedule, particularly such a one as the wool schedule, which is proposed to be tackled, cannot he re? vised in a day and revised intelligent? ly. It is a delicate mechanism, adjust? ed to the various branches of the in? dustry. The wool grower, the wool spinner. the preparer of washed, 1 scoured and combed wool, in Us various stager; the cloth makers, In a score ot branches, all must be considered, even in a tariff which seeks revenue without protection to the manufacturer. The Committee on Ways and Mean* would have to fall back upon the hear? ings i.nri the record made in the prepa-. ration 'of the Payne-Aldrich law, or undertake new hearings. The commit? tee has no expert at work and has no technical information, gathered on the basis of a revenue tariff, as opposed to a protective tariff. Some one has suggested that there might be.a horizontal reduction?15, 20 or 25 per cent.?of every paragraph in the schedule. That could be. done, hut, It is said, would be about as appalling In result as to attempt, to dust a dis? play of Sevres china with a sledge? hammer. The. time which the responsible lead? ers would otherwise have given to this subject has been devoted to the petty squabbling of Tom .TMck and Harry over committee, assignments. Neunter? Serve Notice. Nor can the Democrats of the House expect to cook up a half-baked tariff measure and send It to the Senate for glazing and finishing. Democratic Senators have sCN&ri notice upon their colleagues in the House that there Is not to be any repetition of the action on the Wilson tariff bill, when the Sen? ate remade tho bill upon nn entirely different principle. "Von send us Over a bill framed In accordanco with Democratic, prlnel (Continuod""pn Third PageT)' Taft Tells Baron Uchida There Is Nothing to Sensational War Talk. Washington, March 22.?President Taft to-day sent . for Japanese Am? bassador Baron itcbida. to felicitate with him upon' the ratification of the new treaty beweeri this country and Japan. Jle took advantage of the oc? casion to set at rest once and for all the stories which have been published from time to time during the past two weeks that back or the administra? tion's action In sending troops to the Mexican border was a motive of pre? caution against some expected treach? erous act by Japan. It also was re? ported that Japan had secured from Mexico a coaling station e?n the Pacific const, to be used as a.base in attack? ing the United States. The President declared to-day that he was amazed to find on his return from Augusta that some newspapers had been giving credence to these re? ports by publishing them in a promi? nent manner. It was the first he had heard of them, and he quickly ex? pressed his regret that such "malclous stories." as he' called them, should gain circulation. Baron ?Uchida Is said to have as? sured the President that he had at? tached no Importance to the reports and had discovered that they emanated from irresponsible sources. The inter? view lasted for fully half an hour. Cabinet Sntlaflcd. President Taft and his Cabinet met to-day for the first time in over two weeks. The Mexican situation was discussed briefly. The President and his Cabinet advisers are very well satisfied with the situation, and mat? ters will remnln at a standstill so fat as this government Is concerned. A strong hope Is expressed In adminis? tration circles that conditions in ! Mexico will improve speedily. The t Washington government Is anxious ! that the two factions. In Mexico shall get together. Intense disappointment Is expressed, here, however, over the fact that Finance Minister Llmantour has seen tit to seek a peace agreement by hold? ing the United States up as a sort of bugaboo, and making statements to the effect that this government is but waiting an opportunity to get into Mexico. Such statements are entirely unwarranted, and are regarded here ns not calculated to bring about good I feeling. The new Secretary of tho j Interior. Mr. Fisher, attended his first Cabinet meeting to-day. FOUND NOT GUILTY Ilrhsteln and MeBrlde Did Not Definite Stnte'n Attorney. Chicago. 111;. March 22.?Attorneys Charles B. Brbsteln and Arthur Mc Bride. who for two weeks had been e>n trial on a charge of conspiracy to defame State's Attorney Waymaii, were found not guilty to-day by a jury, which was out less than an1 hour. The ease resulted from the second trial of Lee O'Neill Browne, charged with bribery In connection with the election of United States Senator Wil? liam Lorlmer. and grew out of an affidavit setting forth that State's At? torney Way man had told MbBrldo "to fix" n Juror. This case clears Cook county dockets of all those connected with the Lorlmer matter. CHALLENGED TO DUEL editor of Warm Ilflx Offended Editor , of llee. New Orleans. La.. March 22.?In to? day's issue of The Bee, a French dally paper, its editor, Armand Capdiovllle, challenges to a duel M. de Baroncclll. editor of The Wasp, a weekly. "Von must either retract your re? marks or meet me In a combat with sums," is the substance of the chal? lenge. Capdiovllle. it Is said, been me of? fended at editorial comment in The Wasp, which he regarded as reflecting ? upon the quality of French used by the editor of The Bee. OLD TEXAS TOTAL LOSS; NAVAL CAREER ENDED I Owen Permitted to Speak in Illinois Despite Threats of Legislators. Springfield, III., March 22.?Despite assertions of legislators that he should not be allowed to speak in the Illinois .State House, United States Senator) Robert I* Owen, of Oklahoma, to-day delivered a talk on the initiative and referendum at a public meeting Of the House Judiciary Committee. Senator Owen was not interrupted during his address to an audience which packed the old Supreme Court room in the State House. He suffered no open dis? courtesy, although a number of mem? bers of the Judiciary Committee, most? ly friends of Senator Lorimer, re? frained from attending the meeting. The mooting was held by the com? mittee to hear arguments for and against a bill to enact the. initiative and referendum In Illinois. After for? mer Mayor B. F. Dunne, of Chicago, : had spoken in favor of the act, Senator Owen was introduced by Shalrmah Hol aday. Senator Owen delivered a brief eulogy of Abraham Lincoln, and then explained that the Initiative and refer? endum was a fight between organled greed and the people, who produced the wealth. The time had come In this country to put an end to bribery and corruption and to machine politics. ?'We understand the machine politi? cian," said Senator Owen. "He's play? ing the game as be. sees It, and we've playing the game as we see lt. 1 un? derstand the game of machine politics, and that Is why I am here to advocate these principles. I call Tammany Hall a bed of mercenaries, carrying the. Democratic flag." Senator Owen said that tho great wealth that indivduals were acqurng was leadng thousands of families to ruin and decay. He contended that the initiative and referendum would cure "this false ami unwholesome condition." HOUSE PASSES IT AGAIN For Second Time House Declnre* In Fnvor of Amendment. Concord. X. IL, March 22.? For a second time, the House to-day passed a resolution favoring the proposed in? come tax amendment to the Federal Constitution. Some time ago the Houso by a viva voce vote passed such a reso? lution, but it was killed in the Senate. It was reintroducod in the House, and passed to-day by a vote of 219 to 6 It now returns to the Senate. Itntlfled In Colnrade. Denver. Col., March 22. ? Roth the rfenate and the House of the Colorado Legislature have, ratified the proposed amendment to the Constitution, pro- j vtding for an Income tax, and the reso? lution has been approved by Governor Sha froth. Action was taken some time ago. but the action was not made pub- j lie until to-day. I Women voters victorious ! Unity to the Poll* and Authorize Cllf Improvement*. I Tarrytown, N. V.. March 22.?One hundred woman voters carried the day j for a new storage reservoir, new water I mains and a new steam lire engine for I Tarrytown at tho village election yes I terday.. The women voted almost sol i idly for the Improvements. On each j proposition the majority was npproxl^ mutely 100. The Rockefeller ticket, heaved by John Wirtb. won handily in North Tar? rytown. The victory will probably re? sult in closing Webby Road and (he diversion of the (raffle to Bedford ] Road. This was advocated by John D. Rockefeller, who has been annoyed by i the chugging of automobiles along the thoroughfare. Derelict High and Dry. Washington. March 22. -The danger? ous derelict which has been making an erratic course in the line of the southbound Atlantic coasters. has been cast high ttnd dry on the beach near Cape Lookout Shoals lightship; Captain Carmine, who has been search? ing with the derelict destroyer Seneca, ever since the wreck was reported by tho steamer Huron on March 11, to? day reported tho finding, Destruction of Battleship Made Complete by New Hamp? shire's Guns. i OFFICERS ENTHUSIASTIC Remarkable Havoc Done to Heavy Armor Plates by Storm of Shell. Fort Monroe, Va., March 22.?The ordnance tests at Tangier Sound*, in the lower part of Chesopeago May. which were begun yesterday, were concluded late this afternoon. Only a small number of shots were tired to? day. Very little additional damage to the battleship San Marcos was in? dicted by to-day's tiring. After the firing was concluded, the. officers of the fleet went aboard the, San Marcos, formerly the Texas, to inspect the damage. She was deep In the mud and the water rose to n point midway between the gun deck and the berth deck. One shell went clear through the old battleship, tear? ing an open path about two feet wide. One of the military masts was cut away, and the other was riddled. The. conning tower, or battle command sta? tion, was badly damaged. The San Marcos is a total loss and her naval career Is ended. Officers of the depart? ment who witnessed the test are en? thusiastic over the gunnery shown by the Now Hampshire and the destruc? tive results obtained from the armor piercing projectiles. This is especially noteworthy because the guns are old and about to ho replaced. The Atlan? tic fleet will return to Hampton Roads to-morrow to prepare for battle target practice, which will begin on April 1 1 next on the Southern drill grounds, off | Cape Henry, Va. What Secretary Snw, Washington, March 22.?These are somo of the things that Secretary Meyer saw when he hoarded the San Marcos between volleys yesterday: The dummies representing sailors In the fighting top of (he ship unscathed j in spite of the great number of vol- j leys fired at the ship- This was a j tribute to the excellence of the gun I ncrs* work, as they were ordered to j l conllne their tire to the bull and tur ; rets. j A raging tlr? Inside the ship caused by the explosive shells which pene? trated her sides and made it impos? sible for the observers to go below the main deck lo ascertain the damng.\ A shell somewhat broken inside oi the coning lower, whoso nlno-lnejj steel wall It had pierced on one side. This wns not an explosive shell. A number of holes clear through the hull from one side to the other, the greatest damage being done on the furthest side of the ship None of these holes, however, was through the eleven-Inch armor halt; Rome dead animals and chickens, killed by the Interior explosions. Some of the animals, however, were, un? harmed. A cat walked quietly out of one of the turrets, the base of which had been smashed by a twelve-inch shell. No effort will be made to raise the San Marcos. it would cost coveral hundred thousand dollars to tioat ttu? sh i p and restore her to her original condition, ami she Is not worth it. HER JEWELS STOLEN MIkm Mary II. A da in? Loses Gcnin Val? ued ut 910,000. Washington. March 22.?The police were notified to-night of the theft of $10, (?00 worth of Jewelry from the home of Miss Mars- U. Adams, a daugh? ter of the late George W. Adams, one of the founders of the Washington j Star. The police are searching for a servant who disappeared after the jew els were missed. Carrie* Pounds In Monoplane. Doha, France, March 22.?M." Rrcget, In a monoplane, to-day carried . a weight of I;2t53 pounds at a speed of sixty-two miles nn hour and a height of about sixty-five feet. Auatrln linn ?-iN,."t(l7,NtlS. Vienna. March 22.?Provisional census returns estimate the population of Austria at 2$,5fi7.sr?.sl an increase of 2,4l7,rj? In ten years. Wife of One Camorrist Falls on Floor in Convulsions. RAGING IN CAGE, THEY HALT TRIAL Tumultuous Scenes Mark Day's Proceedings, and Disorder Gets Beyond Control of Court Of? ficials?Outbreak Provoked by Verbal Encounters Between Counsel. \ ltcrbo. Italy, -March '-'J.?Tumultu? ous scenes marked to-day's session of. the Cumorrlsts' trial. Angry verbal encounters between opposing- coun? sel provoked a demonstration from the prisoners' cage which got boyong the control of the court ottlclals and ne? cessitated a suspension of the proceed? ings. The accused men alternately cursed and sobbed hysterically, while their woman friends in the audience screamed and fainted, the wife of one of the prisoners being seized with con \ utslons. Tlie scene was enacted soon after the resumption of the trial, which was adjourned at the close of the morning session yesterday because of the Ill? ness of a Juror. At that time Giuseppo Salvl, one of those alleged to have stahbetl to death Gennaro Cuoccolo and his wife, was being Interrogated by President Bian'chl concerning his career. This niorntng Salvl was called for cross-examination. It is charged that he Is the man who furnished the llnul evidence of Cuoceolo's treachery in the Camorra, and so brought about his scti'tenco of death. In a letter, written in the prison where he was eontlned for robbery, ho asserted that Cuoccolo had betrayed him to the police because he had given a share of the booty of bis crime to another than Cuoccolo. He called upon his brother Cumorrists to avenge him. it is asserted that, ac? cording to the rules of the Camorra. a i'lng was taken from the hand of the murdered man to be sent to Salvl In proof of the fact that his wish for vengeance had been observed. Accuses Carabineers. Carabineers claimed to have founo this ring in the mattress of a bed at j the home of a woman known as the companion ot Salvl. Salvl protested that the ring was placed in the bed bv the carabineers for tho purpose of manufacturing evidence. As tho cross-examination progr-ssod President Blanch! suddenly produced the ring, and. holding: it so that It could he seen bv all in the court room, said: "This is the ring found In "tho home of your woman associate." This'statement called forth a chorus of protests from the prisoners, who shouted. "No! No! It Is not Cuoceolo's ring; it is not Ills." The cries grew louder and wero taken up by sympathizers In tho audi? ence. Then Lawyer Liguori, president ot the bo-ard of attorneys of Naples, who is defending tho Informer. Gen nr.ro Abbatemagglo. pushed his wa.y to the space In front of tho great steol cage and. staring into the eyes ot the accused men. exclaimed: "Yes. that is Cuoceolo's ring." Courtroom in Uproar. This interruption brought the score3 of lawyers for the defense Into the fray, and as the execrations of tho I prisoners grew lotider these lawyers! i made a verbal attack upon Liguori that I threw the whole, courtroom Into an uproar. In the babel of tongues one could distinguish these oft-repeated exclamations: "Who pays you the prlco [ of Abbntemagglo's shame?" "You aro paid from the secret funds of the gov? ernment!" "You were sent hero under orders from tho carabineers!" This attack was encouraged by tho prisoners, who applauded as they ex? claimed: "Bravo. Bravo!" For a moment Giovanni Rapl, thf? I alleged treasurer of tho Camorra and .known as tho proprietor of gambling' r places in Naples. Homo and Paris, hold the centre of the. stago when he Dress ed his faco against tho bars of tho cage and cried: "We uro Innocent! We havo been be? trayed! We have, been sold llko lambs to the slaughter." Calls on Dead Brother. At this point Alfano. the alleged ac? tual head of the Camorra, cried dra-* matically: "I call from the other world the soul of my poor brother. Clro, who died in prison, to witness that wo are flesh and blood sold by the. carabineers to the inquiring judges who lent them? selves to this infamous market." By this time both prisoners and law? yers were pretty well exhausted, and suddenly the accused men. as with on? accord, burst Into tears. The priest, i'li i. Vltozzi. looked as though he had been stricken with apoplexy. The wife of Mariano do Gonnaro. one of the alleged assassins, screamed and fell to tiie lloor In convulsions. Tho savage invectives were continued for ten min? utes, when the president, unable to restore order, announced a temporary adjournment. Throughout the turmoil the informer. Gennaro Abbatemaggtoi sat calmly observant In his smaller and exclusive steel pen. When the sitting was resumed An? tonio Cerrato was called for examina? tion. Ho Is charged with being one of the six who executed the sentence of death upon the Ciibccolos. Cerrato earnestly protested his innocence. His examination was along the lines of those of Mariano de Gennaro, Corrado Sortino and Giuseppe Saiyi. EXPLOSION FELT FOR MILES Four Pcrwoutt Hurt When Sufi Pounds I of Powder Go Off. Port Clinton, O.. March ? Four persons were hurt, hut none seriously, when 500 pounds of powder exploded at the plant of the American Gypsum Company, at Gypsum, four miles east of here, early to-day, A shift of work? men was having the plant, and it is supposed that a spark from a pip? or cigarette caused the explosion. \ The shock was felt for miles mound. At Saudusky people are reported to : have been thrown from their beds. I Peoole here all were awakened, and j turned bui to see what was the matter. I I'.very window In Qypsum is broken, and telephone and telegraph wires uro d ? w n. Nine Miners Killed. Pittsburg. Pa., March 22.-?Nine men were Instantly killed to-day In the Hazel Mine of the Plttsburg and Buf? falo C?al Comp.my. at Hast Cannons burg. Pa. They were being taken to their rooms in a remote part of tho, mine when a mass e>f loose slate-. In tho roof fell, tilling tho car In which they WOro riding. All were foreigner?, ox ccpt David Donlcy, au American^