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and a few otlicr commit toes |s also
?'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
: 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.
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
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
It is said that the same whale has
been frolicking about In the waters
near here for three weeks.
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
Men Enter RoAcar nnd Set It On
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
[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.
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
Funeral from residence. No. 240.1
at 3 o'clock. Interment at Rlvcrvlew.
Cometery. ,
Now York paoora plcaso copy.

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