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Important. ?'Tlifi Senate Progressive Democrats nro not Inclined to humility, despite the fact that they Jost out in the con? test over the minority leadership As a matter 6? fact, the anti-Bailey Demo? crats are tho more numerous, and if It develops that the plan of tilling tho additional places with the Bailey men Is going to he' adhered to there doubtless will bo a row of largo dimensions." CANDIDATES CHOSEN AT DEMOCRATIC PRIM Alt Y : Special to The Times-Dispatch: j Spencer, X. April :?.?The Demo? cratic primary for the selection of municipal officers for Spencer was held hero Saturday, and resulted in the nomination of T. r. Hudson for Mayor. Cor Aldermen. \V. B. MeKiniiey. lt. D. \Vright, G NY. Robinson, p. Pulk, S. !?' Harris und Vv*. L. Ray wore chosen The election was quiet, there being only the required number of candi? dates in tho race. The Democratic ticket is confronted by a citizens' tick? et named at a mass-meeting of voters a week ago. beaded by NV; 11. Burton ? for Mayor. The Aldermen named oh , this ticket are M. X. tloyli*. I ?. P. Kcev rr. NY. G. 1U.inc. c. i, Bunch, R. F. Yuh Canon and J. B. Doncvanl. For several weeks there had been talk of a Republican ticket, but it believed that all candidates .are non in the fiold, A number of loading Re- j publicans arc supporting the citizens'. ! while some will, it is said, vote the i Democratic ticket, inasmuch as all or i nearly all of the nominees on the citl- j r.ehs' ticket arc said to be Democrats. j \ leading Republican, who was at one time mentioned for Mayor, also lias ! committed himself fully to the sup? port of the nominee on the citizens' ! ticket for Mayor. LIVELY FIGHT WITH WHALE Jtinnv,nn*ett Men Long Boat und Have to Swim for Shore. I.one Hill Life-Savltig station. Long Island. April f>.? The life-savers' pri? vat? telephone line, stretching along the sandy beach of Long Island, brought hero the story of a remark? able chase for a whale and an exciting tight with the ant mal. It appears that the Southampton life-savers sighted a 1 iugc whale only a few miles off shore. It was spouting and rather sportive, so half a dozen men put put after it in e small boat. They chased the whole for several hours, but the animal was too speo.lv nnd they lost it. Word of the chase had in the meantime been sent along ', the beach, and the . old whalers from Amagansctt. under command of Cap? tain Gabriel Edwards, were on the j lookou The Amagansctt men saw the whale i shortly after noon, and started in pur? suit. The animal dodged for u long time, but flnnlly Captain Edwards shot the harpoon, and it struck the whale amidships. The whale dived, came up. raced away, and soon whs pulling Its j pursuers at lightning price through the j sea ! The animal refused to be tired out. and after all of the line hnd gone the crew commenced to pull In, intending to get alongside the whale and deal the death blow. They believed that the whale was Sufficiently winded to make- this possible. Rut as the boat drew near the animal gave a terrific lashing, and with its tall dealt the boat a heavy blow. The boat started to take water; and the harpoon line was cut loose. While the whale made for the deep spa the crew mode for the e'.iorc. The boat finally broke In two. nnd the men in it hnd to swim for the beach, which they mode after a hard struggle. It is said that the same whale has been frolicking about In the waters near here for three weeks. SLAIN BY BURMA SAVAGES J'nn British Officials and Forty-eight Coolies Are Massacred. Calcutta, April 0.?The report is con? firmed that Mr. Williamson, the British assistant political officer at Sadly a and L>ak hlmpur, in upper Burma, and a party accompanying him were murder? ed on the border of Assam by A bor F.ava ges. Mr. Williamson and Dr. Cregonson, Accompanied by fifty Coolies, were as? cending the Lihong River. They were unarmed and on a friendly mission \vheh they were suddenly attacked. The two white men and forty-eight of the < olics were massacred. Two coolies i aped and brought tho news of the disaster, BURNED TO DEATH Men Enter RoAcar nnd Set It On Fire. Cairo 111., April :?.?Charles Kelly pr.d hi> father. Joseph Kelly, of Utica, K. V . and James Thompson are dead from burns received while sleeping In n boxcar last night. A fourth e?ccu pant of thy, oar. James Ryan, is in a periods condition. ??' The men. who were on their way from Memphis to their homes }h New York, tiitercd the cor and accidentally Ket it afire. The Kellys died to-day and Thompson succumbed last night. SHOOTS WIFE IN HOSPITAL Then Stabs Himself?Both Xbvr Pa? tients i" the Institution. Pittsburg, April 9.?Walking int.? the J of the Passavant Hospital, where his wife Lena is employed, M. Polka, without wanilng, shot her through the breast. Throwing the re? volver aside, he then drew n knife and Stabbed himself in the right lung. Both -are now patients in the insti? tution where the crime was committed. Polka and his wife, it is said, have liten separated for some time. Mrs. Tmika will probably die. Polka Is in a tenons condition. PEA i ll UNCOVERS BICH ES OF RA DEVI Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April '.<.?The Bcath of William H. ?a'de?u', of Fisbkjtl jBt the ago of eighty-three, who lived t-o frugally that neighbors never dreamed that he- was rich, has brought out the fact that lie possessed a largo fortune In his safe deposit vault Iii the Ma t tea wan National Bunk. Mr Tiadeau had bonds and mortgage!! enough td till a good sized trunk. They are valued at J5u0,000, He owned much realty also, and it may be that he was tv-orth more than $1,000,000. Mr. Radeau never married, tie left ?o will. His nearest relatives are a brother. Joseph N. Badenu, of Fishkill, end sister. Mis. Matilda S Robinson, of Cobi Spring, both in moderate cir? cumstances. Joseph N. Badeati is a machines! employed for many years in the Fishkill Machine Works. Surrogate Hopkins appointed La ^Toureite ?rinkerhoff administrator of William Hi Radeau's estate, fixed bis bonds .:t $200,000 arid ordered thai f 4S2.i?i of the securities of the estate "WANTED?MANUFACTURER-FOREMAN FOR MEN'S CLOTHES SHOP TO GO TO PARIS A French firm in Paris retailing men's clothes requires a good fore? man understanding thoroughly the making of men's garments, to super- j Intend its workrooms, employing actually 600 people, of which 350 jarc in tile Goat Department; Salary to start with would be fixed at $3,500 annually, and all expenses j to move over to France will be paid by the firm. i Only a first-class man who has j i had experience in important shops j i need apply by letter, stating refer- j : euces, experience and enclosing pho- j tograph if possible. Letters will be j promptly forwarded to the French firm and a prompt reply will follow, j A preference would be given to the: applicant speaking or having a slight I knowledge of the French language. One year ago ibis firm engaged an j American cutter, who draughts all l its patterns." Address iu strict confidence; 378, care of Men's Wear, 42 East Twenty-first Street, New York City. Tin; above ad. appeared in Men's Wc.u. the leading publication of its sort in Xcw York; last week, which shows that American tailors?the sort that we employ in our New York workrooms? ate the best in thc world! That oven Paris is sending to America for skilled tailors and designers. remain under lock and key in tho Mat teawhn Savings Bank. Former County Judge Phillips, at? torney for the heirs, said that 11. Pa deau's relatives did not know of Iiis weal tli. "Mr Badeau was not a man of con? spicuous business ability," he said, "lie was not inlorestcd in any large com- . mercial enterprises. lie acquired his money by saving it arid investing it in good securities. Tho size of his es? tate is explained by the unusual length of his life." For a number of years "Wm. H. Ba dcau traveled for K. and H. Antrony & Co., dealers in photographic supplies, lie spent much time abroad. Twenty live years ago h? retired. Although he had never been West of Buffalo, most of Mr. Bndenu's fortune was invested in Western bonds and mortgages. He was vice-president of the Giriden, la.. National Bank, which he had never seen and owned a large amount of st?ck in it. CONNERS TO FIGHT DIX Angered Because tie Hum Been Ignored III State Appointments. Buffalo, X. V., April 9.?War against the new Democratic excise department is to be waged by former State Chair? man William J. Coriners, his newspapers and his allies, if Governor Dlx allows Excise Commissioner Farley to name Henry F. Jorge, of Buffalo, as Deputy Cxeise Commissioner. Governor Dlx litis already made Mr. Conners angry by appointing John W. Henry sheriff of Brie county. In place of Jerge. who is slated for tho excise place, and whose appointment is expected on Mon? day. Jerge and Henry belong to the Fltz patrick faction, arid both appointments ?were arranged with Governor Dlx by Stute Committee-man Fltzpatriok, the I Tammany ally in Buffalo. Neither State Committeemen Connors and Bur giird, nor, Mayor Furhelmann, of Buf? falo, were consulted. Mr. Connors Is confined to his homo by a severe cold, but his lieutenants have received or? ders that If the insult of thc. shrievalty I appointment is followed by tho indig? nity of tho Jerge appointment, the Con? nors guns are to open on Governor Dlx and his Fxciso Commissioner. The Coriners men say that Governor Di>: pledged himself; in the interest of party harmony, to make no important appolntmenis for Brie county without consulting Mr. Con tiers, Mr. Burgard and Mr. Furheimanri. This pledge, they allege, has been broken in the appoint? ment of Henry as sheriff of Erie and the prospective appointment of J?rge a.- Deputy Fxciso Commissioner. GUNNERS AT THEIR BEST Make Great Score? nurlug Fleet Buttle Practice. "Washington, April 9.?American gunners have orico more demonstrated their efficiency in handling tho guns of the big battleships. The first re? ports of the battle practices held a week ago by the ship.; of the Atlantic, Pacific nnd Asiatic fleets have been received by tho Navy Department, rind the result? indicate (i remarkable im? provement in .-kill by the crews that ?handle the big 12-irieh guns. In a statement to-day Secretary Meyer said the results of the bring i bowed remarkable accuracy, tit (?anges of 10,000 yards und over, dis? tances of live to seven miles. The scores of t he different ships have not j yet been determined. as complete .scores have not been received from the JMcifi- and Asiatic fleets, and a few vessels have not completed the night firing. Actual war conditions prevailed in the practice this year. Johnson still Lives. Cleve 1 nnd, Ohio, April in.?At 1 o'clock this morning word came from the sick room to the effect that Tom I* Johnston Was sleeping, tinder thc in? fluence of u powerful stimulant, a drill ti? ls tc red by Dr. Thomas to ease the pain ho suffered during a sinking spell which came on about lo o'clock. CLEAR- Not Clariiied A PURE- Kj; Purified No Pumping /Om^ No TankinS Gallons / w AT i? R \ Cents PHONE MONROE 477 OR 478 Guafantewl by 1. . Co. Jiic. Richmond. Va., under Pare I'ooJ nl Drue Act. Juno 30. IVr. ; ? No iO.SH (Continued From First raye.) ami u liino of rapid improvement s?eihs to be at band. Tide HaM Turned. As nn evidence that the tldo hast turned arid .that times are improv- | in?. l?e cited tho law passed by the | Sixtieth Congress* requiring publica'-j lion of contributions to.cumpuign funds/] I'rue, the publication under the law comcs after the election, while it should come bet?re, but he. believed that pres? ent Congress would so amend it that i the colors would know befbuo election j who are financially interested In It; The great problem is bow to lift poll- ' tics from tho piano of solilshnuss. U<- I would feel prouder of achievement If lio had given impetus to honest poll- I lies titan if his name were written among thbse of tho Presidents of his country. Air. Bryan made many shrewd and' ttlling thrusts at party turpitude, and Iiis hits were very frequently applauds i od. lie spoke, asi usual, without manu- ; script, and his statements were always in simple, forceful language. There was never a moment that there was j )it>t abundant evidence of a great se? riousness and unwavering conviction in; the truth and integrity of the views that he was presenting. -\t the business session of the con? vention, hold lust night in the Pres? byterian Church, the following were | elected members of the State commit- ( tee in nlacc of those whose terms have expired: C. R. Caldwcll; of Staun ton; Dr. Charles \V. Kent, of the University Of Virginia: C. B. Richardson, of Kicli- ' riiorid; F. L. Crocker, ot Portsthduth; ] >r. \V. 1'. Mathews, of Richmond; Simon Seward, of Petersburg; J. Taylor lOlly-i son, of Richmond; J. Calvin Moss, of Lynchbtirg, and W. D. Duke, of Rich? mond. The convention commended the ac- | tiori of the State executive commit toe in employing H. T. Baker, of the liar loin branch of the New Yorlt Ass-Ticla- j tloti, as State boys' secretary. Mr. ] Bilker Is ti graduate of Syracuse, and played for four years on tho Syracuse University nine. Later he went to Co- j lttmbla University, New York. Mr. I Maker will begin his services on Au g?st 1 of this year. Tlecomuicudutiritis Made. Edward F, Sheffey, of Lynchburg.! chairman of the committee appointed to report ori tho State executive com- ' mlttee's report; made the following recotinneiidutioii?. which were adopted by tho convention: That the State convention be held i annually, u registration fee of $1.50 to j be charged, the same to Include all the privileges of the convention and '? the banquet. I That the executive committee take, ; under consideration the question of raising an endowment fund of from | $150,000 to $20(?,000. tho income from which would guarantee the perpetuity; of the State work. That the State committee be re? quested to arrange for holdings a boys' State conference arid district eon - I fcionces during the coming fiscal year. , That the executive committee be em- . powered to appoint a special commit- i toe to revise the State constitution, rules and charter, and report at the next convention for action. That the committee as soon as possi? ble secure a county secretary to engage in county association work along the lines proposed, and if feasible to con? tinue the work in Shcnaridoah county. That j. B. Pleasnnts be authorized to ; spend one-fourth of his time hereafter in the field reselling men at unorgan? ised points, arid Increasing the list of corresponding members. That from the organized associations ; of Virginia a sum sufficient to support a foreign work secretary he raised, and , that this be apportioned as far as possible on the basis of not less than 2 per cent, of tho annual budget, this amount to be raised by the co-opera? tion of the associations with the State .secretary. Approval of the suggested budget aggregating 313.000 for the coming ! year's work, and great gratitude over i the magnificent achievement of the State committee in clearing itself of all financial obligations and starting thc New Year with a clean sheet. COURT CONVENES TO'DAV, Civil Case ^ill Be Tried During T-irst Week. Choral .society to Give Concert. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Amherst, Va.. April P.?The April term of, tho Amtierst Circuit Court will convene on Monday. Owing to tlie tact that there la '; j only one criminal case, and the indictment j j la that has hot yet been made, civil mutters I I will be tried the first week of the term in- ' i stead ot" the second week as heretofore. Th? ' I civil jury has been summoned for Monday, j The Arn h?rst Choral Society is making ex? tensive preparations for Its annual concert to bo given on .Tune 12. The society has been i steadily at work all through the winter, and i has accomplished much In the study ot' dilti cult music. Every effort Is being put forth to securo tho very best talent possible for the concert, and the management has aeon fortunate in securing, among others, Mrs. Hamilton Smith, of Culpcpt-r county, a noted soloist. Mrs. Smith received liar ear? ly musical training In San Francisco, nnd afterwards studied in Paris under Georges i MauBiers, one of the most successful master:! of Europe, She possesses a wonderfully sweet contralto voice. Richard E. Roberts, Inspector of Tensions, spent a tew dnys in Amherst this week. PETRIFIED OYSTER FOUND IX THE RAPPAIIANNOCK [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] I Fredericksburg, Va.. April f>.?\V. D. j Mills found a curiosity at Wood yard. ! ? on the Kappahanaock River, fourteen j I miles below this city. It was a petri- i I i;< d oyster in the shell; It was of very largo six.e ami tho shells as weil as the oyster were as hard as flint, andl i portions of the shell had .almost turn- j od to pearl. The shell was eight by live and a half inches In size. Mr.* Mills will submit it to the Smithso? nian Institution at Washington for re? port. One shell can be taken off. The oyster is hard and fast In the other j shell. '?MUST SWEAR, SAYS AMHERST SAVANT Amherst, Mass., April o.??'Swearing is as necessary as any other form of language." said Professor Clarence An? drews to an English class at Amherst j College yesterday morning. ! "When you burn your finger," he ] added, "you do not stop to consider what yon arc going to say. It is nat I ural to break out with some swear j word, some oath which has served man? kind for many ages. "Swearing is and always will be the universal language of num. Even though tho exact meaning of a phrase bo not known to a foreigner, still lie can comprehend the nature of ati ex? pletive through Its force, appropriate? ness and innate expressiveness." Professor Andrews is a graduntc of Yale. 1005, and is a popular member of tho Amherst faculty Sbootn ills Motbcr-ln-Lnw. Roches-tor, N. V.. April 0.?Angered j because Iii; wife did not conn? home i from her parents to see him wtion ho asked her, Addison Phillips, a farmer of North Oakllold, to-day broke Into I his father-in-law's home and shot his rnother-in-law, Mrs. Georyje Addison, j through the head. The woman died early this morning. Phillips was cap? tured after he had been twice wound? ed by neighbors. Amt? Rebels Defentcd. Constantinople, April 0.?The govern? ment 111 qis, after stubborn lighting, have defeated tip; Arab robots in the vicinity of Sanaa, in Ynion, killing more than 100. The rebel forts have been destroyed. PUBLIC MUST BEAR ITS PART OF BLAME Dr. Ryland Knight, in Clean Cut Sermon, Re? minds Citizens of Their Duty in Dealing With Great Questions Through baiiot Box. Altering a realm which' lies some? what beyond Hie customary topics dis? cussed from the pulpit, Rev. Kylaud Knight, D. yesterday morning preached a forcible sermon in Calvary baptise Church, inking up twentieth century evils, mainly as they exist in politics. Hut ho was optimistic am! predicted a bright future which would be free from a corruption, which he said began with Andrew Jackson;' words, "To the victors belong tin spoils." "1 cannot but feel," he said, "that the day is at hand when we sluiH have sut llcient discrimination and insight, wnOti our consciences shall have been sul- ? llejontly enlightened to make us realize j that the man who defrauds the govern? ment out of taxi'i. is defraudng just as truly and with just as evident lapse from honesty as the man who de? frauds an Individual; that tho time is at hand when character, Christian character, ami honesty and honor and integrity will compel men who wish to represent their fellow men to be non- t est even when they are coining througn i the custom house in New York or j even when llioy arc declaring for to-jLtt- j tion in our City Hall." Aid rich hud Litrliiten Dr. Knight declared that he believed that the men who are holding office to? day have caught a higher and more noble conception of duty than was held in past decades. Men of the stamp of j Aldrich and Eo rimer he pronounced | hopeless impossibilities, while those of tiio calibre of Cleveland, Roosevelt, Hughes and Woodrow Wilson, he said, were not "accidents." but the result of a conviction which is permeating the body politic in this country that honesty, trustworthiness und moral responsibility must be key words in the political career of any man who expects to succeed. The minister referred to the politics Of Richmond. He said that political apathy exists here, attributing Urn truth of this statement to the fact that | of 31,000 males of voting age assessed with poll taxes in this city and only a meagre, percentage have paid. Though he asserted that he did not think the political life of Richmond ideal, he i thought it of a higher rank than in most cities of the. same size. Referring to the voters of Richmond, he said: "But surely no credit is due to the man who claims to be a ro spectiable citizen and a God-fearing citizen and a moral citizen, who cars for the best interests of Ills, city and then does have the conviction or the courage of his conviction, that he is responsible as a voter here, for every act of every officers in all the city." Juvenile Court. Dr. Knight said in part: ''The same principle is working it? self out in tho idea of tho juvenile court. YVo are recognizing that tho child who has grown up through no fault of his own in an immoral atmos? phere is not a hardened criminal be? cause he violates a law; that it may bo lie sins through ignorance; that it ma> be that he sins through instruction in vice, and that to take that child who has broken some law because erf con? ditions over which he had no control and condemn him to jail or to the. pen? itentiary is a sin against him and a sin against the State, because It is making of him an enemy of tho State and putting him in a school of crime out of which lie will almost certainty come u hardened criminal. VYo. through our courts, have made many i a criminal of a child who just needed j a chance, an Instruction, an ? opportu- f riity, a separation from the environ? ments that' are teaching him crime. Tho same principle of the enlightened conscience caring for the man that is i down is working itself ?out in our at? titude toward tho criminal himself. You remember how Dickens wrote, and others, with such power to work refor? mation in the treatment of the crimi? nals in England. You know how much Mrs. Fryo and Mr. Howard did for prison reform. These are the grounds on which they worked. Tho conscience of men, the public conscience, will de? mand that right be done. The only reason why the public conscience is si? lent is because they do not know tha facts. "Lot light come as to the true sit? uation, and men have advanced far enough in the idea of humaneness and justice and kindness to demand it ref? ormation of these unspeakable condi? tions. The .results of their work show how correct they were In their Judg? ment and how splendidly the public conscience; responded to tin*11* appeal. It is In this true conscience, that will speak, and speak in demanding tones, that is the hope of all reformation. It meant that when light broke upon the conscience of man, that when they know of the condition of the criminal and knew of his treatment, that they awoke and demanded that ho should be treated humanely. They came to know that cruelty and brutality and filth were not tho proper solution of the method of punishment for the crim? inal, until to-day Information means reformation, if we come to know that the criminal is being inhumanly treat? ed, If wo conic to know, for instance, thru the condition of our City Jail is what some men say it is, the public opinion of to-day, In the enlightenment of the humanity of Jesus and His love for the man who was down, Is so pow? erful that It works an Immediate rem? edy. 1 glory in the power of the en? lightened conscience. I glory in the oh marching of humanity, under the leadership of Jesus of Nazareth. And so we. ore coming to understand also that when a criminal is being pun? ished we must consider the wiser way of punishing him. IIow absurd it is that men should be putfJ.ii jail, for in? stance, and allowed to loaf and idlo away their time, and not be compelled taking liquid physic or big or little pills, that which makes you worse instead of curing. Cathartics don't cure?they irritate and weaken the bowels. CASCARETS make the boweJs strong, tone the muscles so they crawl and work?when they do this they are healthy, producing right results. $w CASCARUTS toe a box for a week's treatment. All druggists. Biggest seller in the World. Million boxes a mouth. Successful Advertisers depend on the advlco and serviere of trained '.?xperts. Our agency furnishes these. Correspondence solicited Freu plans. Freeman Advertising Agency, Mutual Building, lllchmond, h Virginia* tu work", when the world knows thutj tho idle brain is the devil's workshop. How innen it means to a inuii Unit is1 t>ving punished for his highest good tuat he bo placed under ih<- necessity of doing huiiest, true, worthy work while he is being kept in jail. .Men in Polities. "Suppose wo s.tand now lace to face ? wltti another conception of Jesus which , is growing upon the worid. Suppose i <vo take Iiis idea of stewardship with [ us consequent idea ut moral reapouHl- j i-llity. Suppose we let a man conu lo uudei si.um as the law of Christ'* teachings breaks upon ?s. that what? ever lie has and whatever he Is is a 4i ust and that ho is morally responsi? ble for the discharge of that trust. Let an take that conception and see where <t will lead us. Let us apply It first of all to the officeholder. Let tu? 'iuote from two nun of tho-same no lilicul party, and you vv 111 see how tho w orld iias made progress in the J litvlf-century that separated them. An? drew Jackson said: "To the victors be? longs the spoils." To my thinking that statement, that belief is one of the most fruitful sources of political cor? ruption and dishonesty that is conceiv? able. A halt a century later Grove Cleveland said; "A' nubile office Is a. public trust." When wc stand fu.ee to face with that statement and let Its meaning come to be accepted In all Our political life, a man like Senator! Aldrich, who represents private inter ests, conies to be an impossibility, and j :t man like Lorimcr, holding his seat by t a majority of six in the fai t of patent ; corruption connected somehow with his election, becomes an impossibility. 1 j believe that the political lifu of bur country is going through a great pu? rifying process. I believe that th? j men who are. holding uillce to-day hav? ] caught a higher and nobler and bettei i conception e>f duty than they held in the decades that have just gone. I bu liove that men like Roosevelt and Hughes and Wilson und the rest art not accidents; but are the results pi a conviction that is permeating tho great body politic in this country: that honesty and Integrity and trustwortht hess ami moral responsibility must bo gieat key words In the political careoi of any man who expects to succeed and that the conviction that a publU eullco Is a public trust must be burned Iii upon the soul of tho man who holds an office within the gift of our people I believe that conscience will be 0 greater and greater word in our po? litical life as the years come und go. Where Fault I,ten. "And yet one must not be unfair to Mr. Aldrich or to Mr. Lo rimer. We must face this truth, that in the long run they are not alone the bearers 61 responsibility. Tho ultimatn responsi? bility in this land of ours rests with ourselves. We have as good a gov? ernment as we deserve. Trie man who holds office really represents us. The responsibility tor this government restif not upon the ollleehohier ur upon I the politician, it rests upon the plain, j every day citizen. A man in this land of ours who duos not vote has betrayed 0 trust because he has been entrusted With the right to determine the man that shall represent him and Cue char? acter of those men and tho kind of principles they shall stand for and the kind of laws they shall enact and the kind of government we shall have. Atter all, when you com? to trace back, the ultimate responsibility rests upon you and mo for the kind of met that represent us. And surely right here in Richmond that statement need? lo bo made again and again, if th& editor of one of our papers is correct when he says that "out of some 3I.0(K* mules of voting ago assessed with noil taxes in Richmond, only 8,001" have paid.' It Is not, therefore, 'an in? dividual' that dominates Richmond pol? itics, it is the political apathy and self ? indulgence, laziness and slothful and unheeding carelessness of voters who neither regard nor re:;pcct their obK gatlons as citizens to vote, and to malte their intluence felt.' J do not think tlidt the political life of Richmond is Ideal. 1 do think it ranks high conii pared with other cities of its size. But surely no credit is due to the man who ciaitns to be a respectable citizen and a God-fearing citizen nnd a moral citi? zen, who cares for the- best interests of his city and then does not have tho conviction or tho courage of his con? viction, that he Is responsible, as u voter here for every act of every office? holder in all the city. Conscience at Work. "Another line alone which I feel ex? ceedingly hopeful, because I believe that conscience Is at work and con? science is growing more and more en? lightened. Is along the line of party voting. I remember hearing aien say when I was a boy that they would voto for a yellow dog on their own party- ticket before thoy would vote ! for the candidate of the opposing pnr 1 ty. and in some instances they come very near living up to the letter of that statement. A man who makes a statement like that to-duy Is mcrely hopelessly behind in the progress thut wo have been making In this country in the last twenty-five years. Wo are ut least on the point of issuing an eman? cipation proclamation of the responsi? ble citizenship of both parties from any such party shackles nnd party lash. When a man like Wilson is nom? inated in New Jersey and elected over the machine; when a Republican in Tennessee is nble to be put in the I office of Governor, although the State Is overwhelmingly Democratic, when charncter and principle and integrity I and fidelity and efficiency and honest v come to be stronger than party regu? larity, then it seems to me that we I are coming to the place where we can I thank God and take courage. Light 1? Rreaklng. "But will not conscience, think yon. an enlightened public conscience, make itself felt In another relation of the 1 citizen to tho government? I cannot but feel that the day is at hand, thai the morning light is breaking, when wo shall have sufficient discrimination 1 and insight, when our consciences shall ' have been sufficiently enlightened to make, us, realize that the man who de? frauds the government out fit taxes is defrauding just us truly and with just as evident a lapse from honesty as the man who defrauds an individual? That the. time, is at hand when char? acter. .Christian character, and hon? esty and honor and integrity will coni I pel men who wish to represent their fellowmen to be honest, even when they are coming through tho customs house ip New York or even when thev tire declaring for taxation in our City Hall. "I havo taken this excursion to-day in a realm which lies somewhat out? side the customary topic of discussion in the pulpit because I believe that Jesus of Nazareth is 'be light of tho world, because- I believe that He is the power who In the end Is to bring righte-ousness Into the whole world'n life, because I believe that God put into every man of us a\ conscience which will not be silenced, but which will urge and spur and reprove and rebuke and compel, and because 1 believe down deep in my soul that it is as God's truth breaks upon human consciences Hint men are to emerge out of the shadows, out of the darkness, out of the half light, out of antiquated and outgrown usages, and that the. prog? ress of the world in its business, in its social, in its political life is progress? ing under the leadership of God." Drought In Rinken. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Spencer, N. C, April 0.?A long drought, lasting for several weeks, was broken yesterday and Friday by the heaviest rains seen in this section of tile Stale for more than a year. For th< first time since the early part of 1910 Ilu> streams In many places Aver* greatly swollen and- farm lands thor? oughly drenched. He Declares That He Will Not Consider Nomination for Vice-Presidency. Indianapolis. April 9;?Governor Thomas lt. Murshall has stepped into the national political limelight as an avowed receptive candidate for the Democratic nomination 'or president in 1012. lie has authorized members of th? Indiana congressional delegation to declare tliat he will bo pleased if India na's delegation presents his hti me. The only reservation thc Governor makes Us that he will not seek thc nomination actively hinself. Ho Insists that he is a firm heliever In the old fashioned idea that tho office shall Keck the man, and that under no cir? cumstances should any one attempt to manipulate conditions to bring about his nomination for the presidency. The Governor declares that while ho will be pleased to havo his own State present Iiiin nt the next National Con? vention for President, that under no circumstances docs he care to be con? sidered for Vice-President. He makes that statement because of recent stoiies that he would he willing to run for Vicc-PrcsIdent with Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, at the head of the ticket. Spreading the ISoom. With assuranco from the Governor that he Is a receptive candidate for the presidency his followers among the Democracy of this State uro begin? ning to lay their wires to spread thc Marshall boom,throughout the country and to crystallize as quickly as pos? sible the sentiment that exluts In his behalf. They believe they can make hint a formidable entry and that ho will become a real factor in the race. The Governor Is aware of some of the tilings that arc- being done in his behalf. It la reported that Senator .lohn \V. Kern, who was the party's nominee for tho vice-presidency In LOOS, will have charge of the Marshall boom at. Washington during the spe? cial and regular sessions of Congress, lie had a long conference with the Governor just before he departed for Washington, and It Is said that the Governor's candidacy was discussed. Senator Kern feels a deep sense of obligation to the Governor because of thc hitter's part in electing him to his present position by forcing the State convention last year, over the protest of National Committee man Tom Tag gurt and his cohorts, to nominate him. Tag gait, while not an original Mar? shall man, bus enlisted in fcjs cause, and has come out openly for his nomi? nation. He has also declared publicly tiiat he Will retire next year from tho national organization after twelve years' continuous service, and that lie will not be a candidate for any posi? tion himself. The apparent harmony among the leaders of the Democracy here has given rise to confidence that they will be able to hold Indiana In tho Democratic column in the national campaign. Owing to the great strength Governor Marshall has shown among the masses in Indiana his friends are asserting that his nomination would enable thy Democrats to carry the StJte in a na? tional campaign. The Republicans havo carried it for all of their presidential candidates since the first nomination of William J. Bryan. The Governor's friends insist that it would be an easy matter for him to carry Indiana against President Taft, and that his nomination would astfuro the Democrats of tho vote of one Republican State. Progressive Democrat, In behalf of the Governor they are pointing out that ho is a Progressive Democrat, ntj.fl that lie Is not Identified with any financial Interests or political factions that would Influence him in any manner. While not a radical, he has taken a position on public ques? tions which Indiana Democratic lead? ers say will make him a strong can? didate. CITY IS ATTACKED Hebels anil I'culerals lve.cj> Up Fire Throughout buy. Zacafecas, Mexico, April 0.?Since early this morning a force of rebels, under Louis Moya, has been attacking this city, and if ho obtain reinforce? ments there is reason to believe lie will he in possession of the city be? fore morning. A heavy fire has boon maintained both by thc rebels and tho Federals. Thc attack was a surprise. Tho rebels adv ttneed along the Guadalupe road nnd took up their position on the hill overlooking the city. A few hundred rebels, under Lieutenant-Col? onels Pradillo and Santibanez, were placed in and on top of the high buildings. Soon after the attack began the rebels appeared to be saving their ammunition. Similar discretion was displayed by tho Federals, but later thc rain of bullets from the hill be? came heavier and drew from tho Fed? erals an answering fire. j With but briof Intervals this ex? change has continued, but no appar I cut advantage to either side. The rebels have not attempted to leave I their position. The reinforcements Moya la said to j be awaiting are at Rancho Grande. Hebel Lender Dead. I Mexlcall. Mex., April 0.?General j Stanley Williams, who* was wounded yesterday in the spectacular assault I when his little force of eighty men \ engaged thc entire Eighth Battalion of the Mexican army, elied to-day in the improvised hospital established by the United States troops at Cult-xico. GEBHARDT TRIAL TO-DAY Alleged Gambler Conie? Up In Hustings Court ou Appeol From Police Justice. The trial of Chris Gebhardt, charged with having operated a gambling re? sort at 318 West Broad Street, will come' 'tip In tho Hustings Court this morning. Gebhardt appealed from a decision in Police Court. His alleged resort, was raided by Detective-Sergeant Wiley, Acting Detective Atkinson and several patrolmen some months ago. Has Husband Arrested. A. B. Cline, white, was arrested early yesterday morning on a ehnrge of wife beating, which. It is said/ occurred about three weeks ago. He is al? leged lo have returned home Satur? day night in a condition which caused his wife to fear that he might attemjBt to beat her again. SIio took her chil? dren and went to the homo of a neigh? bor, and then swore out tho warrant for her husband's arrest. ? Too Tightly Drovrn. Seh Antonio. Tex.. April 9.?Com? plaint is heard from merchants here because of the agitation against ne? gro soldiers, resulting in their prob? able removal. They say It will mean business decrease, nnd that It looks as If tho color lino was being too tightly drawn. i'.j.-1?t jij-^jij'^_jaJut?u^^_M_Mji.' Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORI? A CAME AO EVERY DAY; If you have not become accus? tomed to allow your piano practi? cally to take care of itself. Dust accumulates. One or more strings become slack. The felt oh the keys harden and it gradually gets to behaving badly. If you have our' "ANNUAL TUNING CONTRACT" this won't happen, for our experts will call at regular periods and keep your piano in good tune. Call Madison 2734 Now. 213 East Broad. (Continued Fr?nt First Page.) respect to the. de.nl, and then to th? cemetery to attend tho burials. Af the church hells tolled continually The other funerals occur to-morrow. President Tali telegraphed hl3 sym pa thy, ana -'is head of the Red Crosi Society offered air.. The citizens' re lief fund lias reached nearly 210,000 Including the Red Cross contrlb?tl?r. of $7.000. Each of the adult victims belonged to tho colliery "keg fund," which pro? vides I10? as a benefit to the family o ear;, member who tiles. It Is intended by the local relief committee to raise J2OO.00O. Nothing new has devoloped in the story of how the catastrophe occurred except tho verification of the company officials' claim that prior to sending men in to urge the tunnel workers to hasten out, a telephone message wati sent into Chat part of the mine to warn "them of the tire and order them to get out. * ' Coroner Saltry is selecting a Jury and summoning "witnesses. -? ! MISS CROMWELL TO WED Friend of f.ndy Deelen \\ ill Mnrrv Walter II. n rook a, .lr. Washington, April ?The engage-! ment of Miss Louise Cromwell, daugh? ter of Mrs. Oliver Cromwell, of New I York and Washington, to Walter R Brooks, Jr.. of 'Baltimore, has been announced. It is understood that the ! marriage will occur early in June, in order that Mr. and Mrs. Brooke may I be the guests of Lord and Lady Deelen In London for the coronation. Miss Cromwell has figured conspicu | on sly in the debutante set In New i York, and was onu of the bridesmaids j at the Gould-Docles wedding. IN BAD CONDITION Rnbbi Swl/.e Talks of the "Siluntlon of Ihrncl.'' New York. April- r-.?Tho Rev. Slephe-n Swize, rabbi of the Free Syna? gogue, speaking at Carnegie Hall to? day, said that the. "Situat'On of Israel was never worse than it Is to-day. Half of the world's, jewery dwell in lands of persecution, and, a.s far as the Jew of Continental Europe is con? cerned, is the impotence of the wenk, or, worse still, indifference of tho s.t rong." .Yew Ambassador Arrives. Washington, April 0.?Sonor Zama cbnn E. Inclan, the new Mexican am? bassador, arrived here to-night and was met bv the Staff of the Mexican ! embassy. He will present his creden? tials to President Taft within the nc-xr t^.-o days. OBITUARY Ur?. F.li/.nbcth lirimmer "Walther. Mrs. Elizabeth Brimmer Walther died at 7:00 o'clock yesterday morning, She was the widow of Fred E. Walther. She leaves two sons, Fred W. and Ed? win K. Walther. and four daughters. Mrs. A. il. May and Misses Amelia, Theres.a and Minnie. The funeral will lake place from her late resilience, 325 South Fine street, at 5 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. In? terment will be in Hollywood Ceme? tery. Nathaniel .1. W. LeCoto. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Onancock, Va? April f>.?Nathaniel I J. W. LeCato died at the home of one of his children, in New York City, I Thursday, aged sei My-six years. His 'remains were brought to the county i Friday and burial was made at "At I lantic View." tiie old homestead on the. i seaside. His family has long been j prominent in the affairs of the Shore, i and he had tilled many positions of I honor. He was best known us an au? thor. Among his works of fiction wore "Mahalinda." "Aunt Sally's Bdy Tlrn." "Tom Barton" and "The. Curse of Caste." He also published many poems. ; and arrangements were about being made for their collection nnd publica? tion in one volume. For several years I he hud been almost totally blind. Mrs. .J?rne? C'nldwell. j [Special to The Times-Disnatch.] i Appomattox. Va., April 0.?MrsTJames Cnldwelt, aged forty years, died to dav at 2 o'clock, after a lingering 111 | boss. She is survived by her hus? band, ten children, three sisters?Mrs. jWlll Moses and Misses Lucy and Emma Smith?and four brothers?Lcn. Will anil Richard Smith, of Appomattox. and Hunter Smith, of North Carolina. I Interment will be made here to-mor | row. DEATHS W A LT HER?Entered Into res-l. nt hor late residence, MRS. ELIZABETH BRIMMER WALTHER. beloved wid? ow of Fred E. Walther. Funeral will take place from hoi lato residence, No. 325 South Pine ? Street, at 5 o'clock P. M? TUESDAY. Interment in Hollywood Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances invited tc a t tend. Norfolk and Baltimore papers please ropy. MINER?Entered into rest at 10:25 P. M. April 8; at the home of her daugh? ter, Mrs. Elia M. Putney, MRS. MAR? GARET B. 'MINER, relict of iiloii G. Miner, aged sixty-eight, after a brief Illness. Sho is survived hv tho following children: Mjs. Elia M. Putney, Mrs. L. W. Pierce, Mrs. St. George S. Jones. Mrs, E: s. Jones, E. W. Miner, E. E. Miner arid 13. A. Mirror. Funeral from residence. No. 240.1 West. Main. MONDAY AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock. Interment at Rlvcrvlew. Cometery. , Now York paoora plcaso copy.