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Mexican Rebels Insist
That President Must
Dr. Gomez, Confidential Agent
of Revolutionists, Tells Under
What Conditions They Will
Consent to Treat With Gov?
ernment?He Repudiates
Elder Madero.
Washington. March 23.?Terms of I
peace acceptable to the revolutionary
party in Mexico were announced to-day |
by tho confidential agency In Wash?
Dr. Vasnuez Gomez, confidential I
agent of the provisional government,1,
at tho same time declares that he Is
the only authorized medium of ricgo- ?
tlatlon. He repudiates General Fran?
cesco Madero. Sr.. father of the Pro?
visional President and leader of the]
revolutionary army, as a ' spokesman i
of the revolution. The confldentlrl
.iRont does not represent any man 01
family, asserts In. Govez, but the rev- j
olutionary party and its organiza - - ?>-j
Ho is its accredited representatlve in I
matters of negotiation with foreign '
governments and with the Diaz gov- j
eminent of Mexico, lie insists.
The terms of peace, correcting al- I
loged demands that have appeared In I
print an representing tho views of tlie I
revolution?rst!*, are set forth by Dr.
Gomez as follows:
1. The resignation of General Diaz
and Scnor Corral as President and
Vice-President of the Mexican repub?
lic, and the assumption of tho pro?
visional presidency by the Minister or
Foreign Affairs.
Public overtures for peace, ne?
gotiations to bo conducted on neutral I
territory, prefcrrably in Washington.
3. Guarantee of reforms assured by
the appointment of representatives ot
the revolutionary party to half the
membership of the Cabinet, the resig?
nation of the Diaz administration of
the government of the .States the
substitution of provisional govern?
ment Governors roprescnta/Ives of
?the revolutionary party, preliminary
and In order to assure a free election
of deputies to the national Congress,
which will revise the electoral law.!
prefatory to the election of a new
4. The forces of the revolution to re?
main under arms arid be considered a.'
forces of tho various states, accord?
ing to the distribution of the revolu?
tionary forces, and maintained as reg?
ular troops.
Hi it Step Din*'* ricftlcuutlnn.
In arranging for peace, according
to the program as elaborated by Dr,
Gomez, the first ttep woulu be the
resignation of President Diaz and Vice
President Corral, Then Foreign Min?
ister do la liana, as I'remjer. by the
authority of the Constitution, would
he Provisional President;
In this capacity the temporary ex-'
eciltlvc of the republic could name a
new Cabinet, of which at least, half the
membership would be composed of men
affiliated with the revolution or ac
ceptadlc to Its provisional govern?
ment. This would be followed by re?
call of Governors of the various states,
creatures of Diaz, whose election was
obtained, say the revolutionists, by the
executive influence In state legisla?
Negotiations having been established
for peace, the provisional government
would then present its candidates for
provisional Governors of States, and
the Legislatures of the States would
proceed to elect them' to office. Under
the provisional government of the
States the people would proceed to
elect deputies to the national and State
The new Congress would bo con?
vened immediately after election and
proceed fo revise the election laws, so
as to provide for the proper expression
of the public will in the selection of
executive officers of the government.
The election of a new President of the
republic would then be proceeded with
in compliance with the provisions of
the new laws.
In the meanwhile 'tho armed forces
of the revolution would remain under
arms. Their maintenance would he
paid for by the State governments In
which they were distributed.
On the inauguration of the new ad?
ministration the President of the re?
public would dispose of the troops of
the revolution, as executive of the na?
tion with full power to direct Its army
and navy.
Hb? Xo Information.
"I have received no information."
declares Dr. Gomez, "from tho pro?
visional government relative to peace
negotiations, and for that reason can?
not say that preliminaries have really
been negotiated. But I do state most
emphatically, however, that in ease the
farovisional government should enter
Into such negotiations they will ho
conducted only through the confidential
agency In Washington, and the Mexi?
can government must make public an?
nouncement of Its intention to treat,
and that the negotiations will bo held
in neutral territory, preferably In
"I can give assurance that peace can?
not he established In Mexico without
the rellnqulshment of power by Gen?
eral Diaz and the putting into effect
of thA Just demands of the revolution?
ary party. The revolutionary party will
never consider guarantees of reforms
untU the revolutionists are represented
In tho Cabinet. In Congress and In the
State governments. As has been stated
many times, promises cannot be ac?
cepted, as it Is well known to us
that General Diaz or his sycopants
never fulfill Ihclr promises.
"All the members of the new Cabinet,
?ervile followers of General Diaz,
members of the system' that has al?
ways held office during the Diaz ad?
ministration, have been appointed
merely to delude tho people In the
name way that they have been deluded
for thirty years.
Plnylnir Double Game.
"The government of Genornl Diaz
has exploited, to support, it in power,
tho so-called anti-American sentiment.
By means of Its spokesmen and sub?
sidized press?the only press that exists
to-flay In Mexico?the Diaz'admnlstra
tlon says to tho Mexican people that If
they do not submit and suffer in
alienee tinder the rule of their oppres
iorH Mexico will he invaded immedlatc
rContinued~on Third Pag~e.)
Denounces Stetson as
lhat "Some Myste?
rious Power."
Charges Him With Working
With Frank H. Platt to Make
Deal With Republican Ma- j
chine and Elect His Own
Man to United States
New York. March 20.?Charles F.
Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall,
came out to-night In a violent attack
upon Francis Lyndc Stetson, a New
York lawyer* charging him with work?
ing openly with Frank II. Platt, .son
of former United States Senator
Thomas C. F'latt, In making "a deal '
with the Republican machine to elect !
a man of his own selection for United '
States Sonator."
He charges Mr. Stetnon with being1
that "some mysterious power" which
has been behind the Insurgent move
merit at Albany and "which caused Mr. I
Sheohan to \>\ assailed by every con- j
eelvablc form of abuse."
"AH efforts to discover the Identity ,
of the man really responsible for this
action have been In vain." continue:;
Mr. Murphy's statement, "until yester?
day, when with brazen effrontery,
characteristic of his entire ?areer, Mr
Francis Dynde Stetson, a political
Pharisee, stepped Into the limelight and
boldly assumed charge of the entire
"Not content with his work In pre?
venting the. Democratic party from
making a choicn for Senator, Mr. Stet?
son, now, working openly with Mr.
Frank H. Platt, eon of former Senator
Platti is engaged In making a deal with
the Republican machine to elect a man
of his own selection for United States
Senator?with the avowed purpose of
destroying the Democratic party in
the State and finishing his 'lifelong |
struggle' to break Tammany Hall.
Ileprenen1* "lutrrcBtii."
"Calling to his aid all the dissatis?
fied Democrats in the State, and with
the assistance of several New York
papers, which have been trying for
years to destroy the Democratic organ?
ization, this.man's campaign has rung
with the charge that Mr. Sheehan.
whom he has personally certified to be
a man of high character and. sterling
Integrity, was unlit to be chosen as
United ? tat es Senator because he was
the representative of the Interests."
"Who Is the Mr. Francis Lyndo SteW
son?" asks Mr. Murphy, and then he
proceeds to ask if Mr. Stetson is not]
the same man who organized, as coun?
sel, the steel trust, "the greatest
piece of stock watering and stock job- I
hing In modern times, and which is
just about to be Investigated by the
Congress of the United StateB? Is he
the attorney at once for J. Plerpont
Morgan and for Thomas F. Ryan? Is
he the man who organized tho North?
ern Securities Company, which the Su?
preme Count of the United States held |
to be an illogal If not a criminal or- j
ganizatlon V Did he not organize the I
International Mercantile Marine, the
shipping trust, the rubber trust, the
harvester trust and other similar
Along this line Mr. Murphy"proceeds
with his attack, listing a dozen cor?
porations of which he declared Mr. Stet?
son was a director, and then adds:
"This man is not alone the represen?
tative of the interests, he is the per?
sonification of the interests; ue is one
of the interests."
May Elect Herrlck.
Albany. N. ? Y., March 29.?The third
session of the re-convened Democratic
senatorial caucus lasted to-night jusl
long enough to permit Senator Cullen
to move for an adjournment until 10:30
o'clock to-morrow morning. The ex?
pectation of many that tin overnight
agreement would be reached whereby
thy Insurgents would b<j made to feel
their way clear to attending in a body
was. not realized. None of the out
and-out Insurgents attended.
One of the rumors atloat to-night
was that Charles F. Murphy favored
.lodge D. Cady Herrick, who was said
to have figured on the list of ten sub?
mitted last night by the insurgents, it
assured of enough Insurgent votes to
elect him. It was said, however, that
.several of tho insurgents would not
pledge themselves to Herrick, but pre?
ferred John N. Kernan. There were
persistent reports that overtures have
been made to them b ythe Republicans
to elect Mr. Kernan unless the regu
larfllars accede to their proposals to?
An interesting factor In the situ?
ation appears to be a division among
the Republicans regarding the expe?
diency of helping the Insurgents to
name' a man. Th.ls luck of Republican
harmony Is understood to have encour?
aged- the regular Democrats to pro?
crastinate in tho hope of an emergency
arising by which they * can make a
better bargain with thoMnsurgents.
Various conferences were held to?
night, but their results. If any, were'
not made public. Most significant of
tho statements made by the partici?
pants was that of Speaker Frisble, who
asserted positively that a Senator
would he chosen, before April 4.
neiicntiuent Justified.
New York, March 20.?When told of
Mr. Murphy's attack upon him to?
night. Mr. Stetson said:
"[ don't care to have you read It to
me. I am not at all Interested in. any?
thing Mr. Murphy has to say about
me. Mr, Murphy Is entitled to form
and express any opinion of me lie
sees fit. I think ho Is largely justified
In his resentment."
End Not So Near.
Albany, N. Y., March 29.?Charles P.
Murphy's attack on Francis Dyndo'
Stetson was variously Interpreted, but
most of those who read it agreed that
its chief significance was that the end
of Ute senator8hip fight .was not as
near as recent developments forecast?
ed. Some of the insurgents believed
It meant that negotiations between the
Tammany leader and tho insurgents
had failed, and that Mr. Murphy be?
lieved the Democrats outside the or?
ganization were on the-point of Join?
ing with the Republicans to elect as
"independent Democrat." ? ?
Priceless Documents De?
stroyed When New
York 'sCapitol Burns.
ABOUT $5,000,000
Fire Ravages Great Pile of
Masonry Believed to Be Fire?
proof, Consuming Records
Which Were Pride of State
Librar y?Defective
Wiring Blamed.
Albany. N. Y.. March 2D.?Five mil?
lion dollars probably could repair tho
damage done by fire in the State Cap?
itol to-tUy. but money cannot restore
the historical records whicn were the
pride of Its State library. After ex
nmtnlng the exterior walls with a tran?
sit. State Architect Ware declared to?
night thai the massive pile of granite
was as plumb and true flu ever. Tho
flames licked up the State library, the
Court of Claims, the assembly library
and document rooms, most of the office
of the excise department and the quar?
ters of the Senate Finance Committee,
and water and smoke took up the work
that the dames laid down, an.l th^
damage from this cause extends, to
every part of the building.
Although the fire started In tne
northwest corner of the building, it
rauscd the greatest havoc in the south?
west corner. Here the red tiled point?
ed cupola fell, carrying down part, of
the carved granite work that sup?
ported It and a towering stone chim?
ney. Conservative estimates place the
damage to the exterior stone work at
The interior masonry was damaged
to the extent of {1,500.000. and the
same sum will represent the loss on
tho contents of the State library.
Watchman In MlnaliiK.
No trace had yet been found to?
night of Samuel .1. Abbott, the aged
night watchman ftT tha State iihrary.
The fire was still burning to-night
in the ruins beneath what was once the
beautiful cloud painted ceiling of the
State Library reading room, and tho
water kept pouring in from seven
lines of hose. Water still dripped
through the ceilings in nearly all parts
of the west wing and cascaded down
the stone stairs; but the tire was sub?
dued and the work of repair had al?
ready begun.
A hundred national guardsmen stood
guard in the deserted corridors to?
night and fifty policemen patrolled the
streets outside to protect the dismantl?
ed end of the building.
Next to the financial loss the chief
effect of the fire will be inevitable de
i lay in the machinery of State govern?
ment. Although the Senate chamber
stands practically untouched and a few
thousand dollards can restore the meet
place of the lower house to its former
beauty, a week or longer may inter?
vene before legislative business can
proceed In its accustomed channels.
There was talk to-night of - a recess,
and only the constitutional require?
ment of taking a daily ballot until a.
United States Senator Is chosen, keeps
the legislatures here. Such a recess
was expected If the senatorship tangle
could be unravelled to-morrow. To?
day both houses met in the City Hall,
i across a short stretch of park from the
! Capitol building, the Senate In the
[Common Council chamber and the
Assembly In the County Court
room, where the joint session also was
held, and the same arrangement will
be followed to-morrow. The burned
out department forces found Lemper
j nry quarters, where they could. Dis?
cussing the fire loss, State Architect
Ware said to-night:
"Based upon the original cost of the
Capitol, the extent of the damage
j would be between 15,000,000 and $6,
I 000,000, but in view of more economical
methods of construction which can be
employed In the restoration. this
amount can be materially reduced."
Mr. Ware will recommend that when '
the burned out portion is restored the
interior be remodeled to suit the other
departments which will occupy It.
Completely ilentroycd.
The State architect's official descrip?
tion of the fire damage was as fol?
"It would appear that the entire
State Library, located on the third and
fourth floors. Including the northwest
and southwest pavilions, are complete?
ly destroyed. This includes also the
Court of Claims and some of the com?
mittee rooms of the Senate and As?
sembly. Tho celling of the Senate ap?
pears to be intact and apparently no
damage, except slight water damage,
has occured at this point. The western
side of the assembly hall. Including th?
celling, has suffered a slight fire dam?
age and considerable water damage.
Many departments on the first and sec?
ond floors in the western portion of
the Capitol have suffered more from
water damage than from actual tire.
On account of the dangerous condition
of some of the interior walls and dorm?
ers throughout the 'western section,
it would be Inadvisable to use tho of?
fices immediately thereunder."
The State carried no insurance, as
the Capitol building had been regard?
ed as absolutely fire-proof. It was, in
fact, not the building that burned, but
Its contents. The fourth floor space In
the west wing did nearly four times
the service it was originally intended
In places this part of the building
was like a rabbit warren, with the em?
ployes of the, library and the
pupils of the Itbrary school work?
ing In hox-llkc apartments sur?
rounded by wooden shelves loaded with
books' and "pamphlets. When the fire,
starting among the papers In tho as?
sembly library, reached this portion of
the building, it swept ahead with a
fury that fused like wax, sandetone.
granite and marble.
Prec'ouM Fuel.
Most precious, from the historian's
standpoint of the fuel the flames found
In their path,' were tho twcnty-thre.?
manuscript folio volumes of tho fa?
mous oflloial records of the Govern?5rs
I of the city of Now Amsterdam covering
^Continued pj\ ThlrT>age,> _.7
Lawyers for Camorrists Hope to
Trap Informer Abbate?
Gives Further Details of Double
Murder and Division of
Vlterbo, Ttaly, March" 29.?Gcnnaro
Abbatemaggio. the confess?d Camor
rlst, continued his revelation at to?
day's session of the trial of himself
and thirty-five associates for the mur?
der of Gennaro Cuoccolo, and the lat
ter's wife, the beautiful. Sorrentlna."
Strictly speaking. Abbatemaggio'?
"revelatlbns', aro nothing more than
side lights In confirmation of his orig?
inal story told to the authorities und
published before the trial began. In
his formal statement tho Informer
told how Cuoccolo had been murdered
because he betrayed members of the
Camorra. and also because them was
jealousy of his increasing power on
the part of Fnrlco Alfano the actual
head of the body, and other lcadora
Cuoccolo's wife was kliiej to con?
ceal the tlrst crime. Under the ques?
tioning of President Blanchi sind aided
by suggestions from Cavnllciv. Santero,
the crown prosecutor. Abbutemagglo
to-day recalled incidents of the crime
not included in his written confession.
Asked about the ?2?? which had been
paid to the assaslns of" the Cuoccolos,
the informer replied that Alfano had
divided the money, giving JSO to the
witness and distributing the remainder
among the actual assassins. Ferdi
nando di Matteo. one of the assassins,
protested against tho giving of so
large- a share to Abbatemaggio, who
had not participated In the killings,
but he was silenced with a wink from
Alfano. Abbatemaggio saw the wink
and understood its meaning.
Kneiv Their Secret*.
His associates were awaro that he
knew too many of their sccrots and
could betray them at any moment. Ac?
cordingly no sum of money was too
great to pay for his silence until the
opportunity came to put him out of
the way as they had disposed of
Abbatemaggio realized the feeling
toward him, and this, together with ft
revival of honest impulses, induced
him to make the tlrst revelations,
which were followed by a determina?
tion to tell all and so redeem himself.
Abbatemagglo's examination was In?
terrupted to-day by Corrado Sortlno,
one of those alleged to have killed the
Cuoccolos; who asserted that tho in?
former had declared that Cortlno's
brother was a member of the Comorra.
Rising from his scat In the prisoners'
cage, Sortlno shouted:
Die Pasned In Court.
"You are a liar. My brother is one
of the world's greatest sculptors. He
lives In Paris, where he Is the inti?
mate, of notables."
This gave excuse for a tumult, the
other prisoners and their lawyers cry
' ("Continued on Second Page.)_
Of Interest to Fans
In the Sunday Magazine,
which goes with every copy
of The Times-Dispatch on
that clay, next Sunday there
will be a special story,which
will delight the heart of
every baseball fan. It will
be an article prepared by
Umpire Bill Evans, of Ban
Johnson's staff, and lie has
many interesting things to
say now just before the
season opens. The cover
for this especial number
will be ?. baseball design in
colors. This is only one of
. the features of the great
Sunday Times-Dispatch.
' ? i ii i ?.'? . i unii rmm
Planned to Take Bodies of Fire
Victims Throught Streets
of City.
Parade of Death to Be Headed
by Seventy Singers of
Choristers' Union.
New York. March 23.?Arrangements
for a funeral demonstration in which
150,000 sympathizers will ho asked to
join, identification of four more bodies,
leaving but sixteen now unknown, the
swelling of the relief fund to nearly
150.000 and the effort of tho district
attorney's office and tho fire marshal
to fix the blame for tho catastropha.
wero activities which followed Satur?
day's fire horror to-day.
It Is proposed to take the bodies of
most of the. 143 victims through the
streets of the city Monday in a gveat
funeral procession, headed by a chorus
of seventy singers from the Jewish
Choristers' Union, followed by the 600
surviving employes of the Triangle
Waist Company a'nd as many sympa?
thizing workers as can be Induced to
join. It is suggested that the proces?
sion pass from the morgue by the
Washington Place building, where the
fire occurred.
Twenty-five survivors told their
stories of the catastrophe to assist?
ants in the district attorney's office to?
day, and others appeared before the
tire marshal.
Dlanah Lufschltz told tho district at?
torney that when the fire alarm was
first given she signaled "Fire, lire?
escape," by a writing machine to the
girls on the ninth floor and followed
this with a telephone message. Laugh?
ter greeted her at the other end of
the wire, she said. In a moment more
she ran and mado good her escape.
Thirty women, unstrung by recitals
of Saturday's fire horror, wore removed
late to-night from a memorial mass
meeting for tho victims of the Wash?
ington Place fire In Grand Central Pal?
ace, suffering so terribly from hysteria
that ambulance surgeons were called
to attend them and to remove some
to the hospital. Over 3.000 persons
were present at tho mooting. Tho
meeting was. under the auspices of
tho Shirt Waist and Dressmakers'
Juinn from <be Window?. \
Demurest. Gh? March 20.?A score or
more of children were Injured, none
fatally, when they were'forced to jump
from windows of the Hill School hulld
j ing at Piedmont College here to-day,
when fire was discovered in that struc?
ture. There were more than 400 pupils
and teachers in the building at the
time, but all made their escape. Tho
fire started in the basement from the
heating apparatus, and burned fiercely.
The building is occupied by the pri?
mary grades, and nothing prevented a
hetfVy lass of lifo except the fact that
the second story windows wero so
close to the ground. The damage Is
estimated at $2.000.
Value of Klre Drill.
New York. March 29.?The value ot
the tire drill was demonstrated this af?
ternoon when fire was discovered in
public school No. 43. tho Bronx Al?
though smoke was drifting through the
building and the odor of burning wood
und paper permeated the halls an.l
cloak rooms, 2,000 little children re?
sponded to the fire drill signal, and In
perfect order maruhed from the build?
ing, as they do several times each
week. In two minutes all were on the
street wntching the firemen. Tho. blazo
did only trilling damage.
Chicago Company In C'hnrued With
Stenllng Plays.
Chicago, March 29.?Federal secret
service men to-day raided the offices
of the Chicago Manuscript Company,
in Da Salle Street, charging tho con?
cern with pirating Copyrighted theatri?
cal product Ions. Fight girls?stenog?
raphers?working In the offices, were
subpoenaed, each with the manuscript
on which she was working.
Warrants were issued for Alexander
Beyer, who Is said to be the owner
of the copipany, and for his wife, Mrs.
Anna Beyer.
The raid followed^complaint by At?
torney Dlgnom Johnson, of Now York,
counsel fr.r the National Association
of Theatrical Producers, who charges
that the company would send Its
stenographers to plays, have them take
down tho dialogue In shorthand while
another noted the stnge directions, and
that copies of this manuscript would
1 be sold far bolow tho royalty price.
Greatest Single Guarantee for
Pcacc and Progress of
Premier Asquith and Ambassa?
dor Reid Use Tfc as Arbi?
tration Text.
London, March 20.?At a great meet?
ing of churchmen and statesmen In
Albert Hall this evening to celebrate
the tercentenary of the revision of tho
English translation of the Bible by a
commission which completed the so
called King James version In 1611. Pre?
mier Asquith and Whitelaw Reld, tho
American ambassador, who were tho
principal speakers, seized tho oppor?
tunity to eulogize the arbitration
Suffragettes Interfered with the pro?
ceedings, and when the Prime Minis?
ter began to speak they unfurled ban?
ners bearing the Inscription. "Votes for
v. omen."
The banners were torn up after a
free fight. In his address, Mr. Asquith
said: j
"Tho English Bible belongs not only
to tho subjects of King George, but to
the whole English-speaking world. One
of the truths which has been slowly
realized, and which now t believe is
firmly rooted in the faith of Christian
men and women on both sides of the
Atlantic, Is that war between English -
speaking people would bo not only a
crime against civilization, but an un?
forgivable breach of these few com?
mandments which are enshrined in the
New Testament, on which nations have 1
been bred. |
A Splendid Monument.
"There surely could not bo a more
worthy, a more appropriate, a moro
splendid monument of this tercente?
nary year than that It should witness
tho sealing of a solemn pact beiween1
us, which would put an end once for
all to tho hideous and unthinkable
possibilities of fratricidal strife."
Speaking of how tho Bible furnished
the strongest and most indestructible
bond for practical unity in the alms
and aspirations of the English-speak-,
ing family, Ambassador Bold said:
"While that community of alms and
aspirations endures, starting as It does
from our common possession and use
of this Book, and supported by the
same language, tho same common law,
the same parliamentary Institutions,
tho same civil rights and largely the
same blood, It is Tlio greatest single
guarantee for the peace and progress
of the world.
"In fact," continued tho speaker,
"from the men and from the peoples
nurtured on tho precepts of this Book,
and mainly on this version, came tho
recent statesmanlike proposal of the
1'roslrient of the United Stales and tho
inspiring response of King George
through Sir Edward Qrey, which prom
ise to make war as a settlement of
any dispute henceforth between any
English-speaking peoples impossible,
and between any other civilized na?
tions discreditable."
The ambassador concluded by read?
ing President Tuft's letter.
Sirs. Emelle Emerson Charges Deaer
llon and Abandonment,
Baltimore, Md., March ?A cross?
bill for absolute divorce was tiled In
the Circuit Court here to-day by Mrs.
Emclie A. Emerson against Captain
Isaac E. Emerson, charging desertion
and abandonment. Mrs. Emerson says
that she and Captain Emerson have nut
lived together us man and wife since
1904, when the alleged abandonment
Is said to have begun.
In January last Captain Emerson
entered suit for absolute divorce from
his wife. Recently Mrs. Emerson tiled
her answer, denying his charges of
! marital unfaithfulness
Nominated in Caucus an Cnndldntc to
Succeed Senator Dolllvcr.
Des Meines. In.,' March 2fl.?At a cau?
cus of sixty out of the 101 Republican
members of the Iowa EogLslnturo to?
night. Judge W. S. Kenyon was nom?
inated as the Republican party cuudi
rlnte f?r United States Senator to suc?
ceed Senator Dulllvur?
Makes Opening Speech
in Campaign at
Makes Many Bitter Thrusts at
Opponent in Race, Branding
Hirn .as "Evil Genius of Hon?
est Politics"?His Audi- ,
ence Is Not En?
thusiastic. '
[Special From a Staff Correspondent.J
Norfolk, Va., March 29.?BeCorc ar?
Rudlence that nearly filled tho lower
floor of the Academy of Music, lion.
William Atkinson Jones to-nlgnt opened
his campaign in his struggle against
Senator Thomas S. Martin for a seat
In tho United States Senate.
It was not an enthusiastic throng
which faced Mr. Jones, for the applause
came for tho most part from those
tried and true reformers who sat In
solid phalanx upon the stage. But
twice did tho insurgents really in?
su rgc, onco when Mr. Jones stood up
to speak and again when the repre?
sentative from the First District, ris?
ing to heights of eloquence, declared:
"If I knew that 1 would suffer greater
defeat than Tucker or Montague or
Willard, I would still tight for the
people and the State I io've." This sen?
timent provoked a storm of applauso
which lasted for perhaps half a minute.
Humor Proves Pulse.
Word had been passed around that
the meeting, as far as strong speech
and denunciations wore concerned,
would be of tho dignified, variety, but
tlie rumor proved false, for not once,
but a dozen times, dill .Mr. Jones sound
tho charges of "ring rule," "boss dom?
ination" and "the yoke of the despot.. '
lie named Senator Martin time and
again, brnndlng him as the "evil ge?
nius of honest politics." declaring that
"he is tho friend and protector of tho
petty bosses, the ally of those In pow?
er. Democrats and Republicans alike,
the man who has moved the capltol of
Virginia from Richmond to Washing?
ton, the supreme authority whose O. K.
must be stamped upon the backs of
those supplicants who enjoy State
Not once was tho name of Senator
Swanson or of Representative Glasa
mentioned, nor was the question o?
local option or of State-wide prohibi?
tion touched.
For the greater part of tho hour and
half he spoke. Mr. Jones defended his
vote for the so-called ship subsidy
measure, and fired hot shot Into tho
record of Senator Martin, who, he de?
clared, .had evaded the question antl
had ever failed to come Into tho open.
While he affirmed that ho Is and haa
always been opposed to ship subsidy,
he pictured In glowing words the great
benefits which would bless Norfolk and
this section were the merchant marine
of America again to take its foremost
place in the rich commerce of the
Thrusts tit Martin.
Here are a few of the thrusts which:
ho launched at the senior Senator:
''Ninety-five per cent, of the officials
of. the State of Virginia will vote for
Senator Martin. Does not this make
you thoughtful'.' Tho first stop is to
turn out of pfllce the man who 15 tha
head and front of the machine."
In speaking of tho Ocean View
speech made by Senator Martin when
he declared he was proud to be a friend
of the bosses, Mr. Jones said: "The man
who uttered such a sentiment has no
right to bo a Senator of tho United,
"Tho News Leader, which is now
supporting Senator Martin, declared
that ho had voted more often with Ala
rich than any other Democratic Sena?
tor, with the exception of two Sena?
tors from Louisiana," ho continued.
"I have entered this fight for war.
and while my record Is subject to
criticism, T will sec that the people of
I Hits State learn the Teal record of Sen?
ator Martin."
After declaring that Senator Martin
"dodged" a vote on the ship subsidy
bill and then paired with a "dead man,"
meaning Senator Cullom, of Illinois,
who was 111, Mr. Jones declaimed, "I
never dodged a voto In my life."
"1 challenge Senator Martin to meet
me anywhere in the State before any
audience to discuss the ship subsidy
"lias the Proofs.
In relating a speech made in Kan?
sas CLty. in which a United States*
Senator declared that the three most
corrupt States In the Union were Penn- .
sylvania, Ohio and Virginia, Mr. Jones
! added, "I do not care to defame tho
I good napio of my State, but if proof
! is demanded, I will prove facts that
are known to every deoen?man In Vir?
.Storm Is Gathering.
"A great public storm Is gathering,
and it will not lie long before it
"Will Virginia wear the yoke of des?
potism';' Do you hate ring rule? Do
you despise to wear the collar of a.
boss? Will you submit to tho miser?
able, selfish, corrupt organization which
is administering your affairs.?
"I can name the man who ban
brought this about. Martin Is a man
who does things, so his creatures say.
I do not despise material things, but
I say he should stay in Washington
land "attend to tlie affairs of his con?
stituents and keep his bandst off the
local affairs of the State."
These arc a few of the stings of Mr.
Jones's attack, b it from the beginning;
to the end ho directly or Indirectly
charged tli.it Sonator Martin had
dodged, sidestepped, remained dumb or
had climbed upon the fenco when im?
portant matters wero before tho Son
ate. He charged that the. money ap?
propriated for the Improvements ot
Norfolk harbor and James Hlvcr was
not secure,1 by Senator Martin, but by
Martin, but by Maynard, Lamb ana
himself. Indeed, he asserted that Sen?
ator Martin failed to add a dollar to
the appropriation when the bill reached
lha s?uat< altlumuh othe.c. Senators.

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