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THE TIMES FOUNDED 1M1 WHOLE NUMBER 18,596. RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1911. THE WEATHER TO-DAY?Fait. PRICE TWO CENTS, Senate Endeavors toPre vent Open Discussion of Republic's Trials. TAFT NOT TO HAVE CARTE BLANCHE Comment Refused Until Full Copy of Reply to State Depart? ment's Note Is Received. Juarez Will Be Attacked To-Day Unless Diaz Agrees to Resign. "Washington, D. C, April 20.?Con srcs3 Is In no temper to meddle In the internal aft airs of Mexico, and In the Senate a majority on both sides of the chamber will endeavor to prevent open discussion of tho trials through which the Mexican- republic Is passing. This was mado clear to-day, following a npeech on the Mexican situation by Senator Stone, of Missouri, who advo? cated tbe empowering of the President to use the army and navy In any way ho might see fit to protect American Uvea and property on tho border and coasts. The Stone resolution was re? ferred to the Foreign Relations Com? mittee, where, judging from to-day's events, It will not soon he acted upon. Senators Culloni, Bacon. Hoot and Lodge, all members of this committee. Immediately Joined In deploring tho public discussion of a sister republic's troubles. Several other Senators took the Mlssourlan sharply to task for the tenor of his remarks. "I want It understood," said Senator Bacon, "that tho views of the Senator from Missouri nre not universally shared here. For one, I cannot go to the extent that the Senator docs In re? gard to the power to be vested In the President. To give him power to use the army as he may see lit Is In Itself a declaration of war. and tho time when such an extreme course should be resorted to has not arrived." Hoot ICmpliritlc. Mr. Hoot was even more emphatic in his disavowal. "Granting that loJurleE had boon done to the lives and properly of American citizens that ought to be redressed," said he, "it does not follow that we should begin the process of securing redress by threatening force on the part of a larger force against a smaller or weaker one. To do that Id to reverse the policy of the United States and take a step backward In our civilization. The passing of a resolu? tion giving the President such power ?s suggested Is equal to a declaration ot war. To adopt such a resolution would be to preface our demand for repara? tion with a threat If the demand should not be compiled with. "Sympathy with the people of Mex? ico In their distress, a just sense of the. duties wo owe to that friendly people and the duties we owe to the peace of the world, must forbid our assenting to or yielding to any such course." Senator Lodge not only disapproved the attitude of Mr. Stone, but depre? cated any present discussion of the Mexican situation. He declared that "we should show the greatest consid? eration for Mexico and refrain from all threats." iteport Cnlled For. A detailed report of the Incidents along tho American border In connec tjon with the battle of Agua Prleta. Mexico, was requested by the War De? partment to-day from Colonel Shunk, of the Department of Colorado, who was In command' at Douglas, Ariz.,] *when the battle was fought. It Is believed that tho government here will make a thorough lnvestlga-l tlon of tit*, events at Douglas, so as to j be prepared to answer various charges as to details, supposed to be contained! In the Mexican reply to the American I government's protestations. The State Department to-day, In com? menting on the summary of tho Mex-, lean reply, which had been received through American Ambassador Henry Jj. Wilson, at Mexico City, declared that "it Is inferred from the embassy's tel? egram that there Is some discrepancy between the news which had reached the two capitals as to various particu? lars connected with tho Douglas luci? dum." Coincident with the War Depart? ment's action was the announcement from the White House that the Presi? dent was Inclined to nwnlt the receipt of a full copy of the Mexican reply be? fore making any comment. The Pres? ident's ndv'ce to all to-day was to be patient and to accept the situation in a tolerant spirit. "We have promised tho President our hearty support," said Representative Hulzcr. of New York, chairman of tho House Committee on Foreign Affairs, following a conference between his subcommittee, Secretary of Slate. Knox and the President. Will He Friendly. Ambassador de Znmnconn declared to-day that the Mexican government's reply to the United Stales would be found to be "friendly in form and in essence." Tit the midst of to-day's discussion over Ihe situation growing out of the Douglas. Ariz., Incidents the possi? bility of a repetition of such events at TU Paso, Tex., opposite Juarez, Mux., reported to bo threatened with attack, created further anxiety. Dr. Vasqucz Gomez, head of the coh fldentlnl agency of the revolutionists, wirrt was cognizant Of the way the pendulum swung- In Mexican affnlra here to-day. counseled General Madero. Ihe Insurrecto chief, in several mess? ages lo bo cautious, pointing out tho alroady grave si tuut-ion that existed between the United Stales and Mexico, and tho necessity for n continuance of friendly relations between the two countries. ModIflen Note. Mexico City, April 20.?Mexico to? night, through the Minister of Foreign (Continued on Second Page.)" RUSSIA UNINFORMED Nothing Definite In Known tm to Intrr nntlonnl t.'hlucitc Loan. St. Petersburg, April 20.?Advice? to the foreign office from Peking mere? ly communicate current reports re? garding the International loan and the nature of the document reported to have been signed a few dayB ago is not known bore. Consequently there Is an uncertainty as to Hie exact stage of the negotiations. It I? recalled thai progress has boon reported in the mat? ter of the ilankow-S/.e-Chuen Railway loan, but the matter was actually at a standstill. Tho attitude of Russia and Japan regarding tho reported S&O.O'K'.O/Xi loan is not determined, an exchange of views not having taken place. The feeling here Is that Russia would re? gard with sympathy a movement for currency reform in China that would affect the Interests of all creditors favorably, but the mount] projected are considered as not corresponding with the magnitude of the task for adequate reform. Hence the practical effect would be to odd another to tho vast number of Inadequate beginnings in which China abounds and possibly change the variety of monetary units In circulation. Tho criticism in the London press regarding tho necessity of a control over China's finances is appreciated here, where it is pointed out that such control must perforce be of an Inter? nationa] character, nnd Russia and Japan properly represented In the. mat. tcr. The nature of the enterprises In Manchuria to which a froction of the ?.loan Is apportioned Is unknown here. . Tho suggested taking of the Man I churlan re-venues has not received ottl ? j clal confirmation. OFFICER IS SHOT DOWN Seeking Evidence of Thefts, He In Wounded by Agni Mau. Mount Clemens. Mich.. April 20 Deputy Sheriff John Matthews, in a critical condition with a bullet wound through the head, was taken to-dav to a hotel on the shore of Lake St (-lair, while brother ofllcers in a power launch set out In pursutt or the sail? boat of D. Iv. Harder, who Is alleged to have fired at Matthews, and who was said to he headed for the Canadian shore. Harder is seventy-five vears old and Is a cripple, one hand being dis? abled. Matthews Is a son of Former Sheriff Joachim Matthews, who was shot and killed by young Bennv Govare a few months ago when the sheriff was mistaken by the lad's mother for a burglar pounding at the door. Matthews, with Sheriff Harris and Under Sheriff Culver, went to Harder's cabin on the shore of the lake with u search warrant, seeking evidence of thefts complained of by farmers along the lake front. The shooting Is said to have occurred when Harder nailed up In his boat after the ofllcers had arrived. WEDS MECHANICIAN Mils Mnrgnreln llnmhlcton Palls Tnkc Mother Into Confidence. Baltimore, Md.. April 20.?Miss Mar? gareta D. Hambleton. daughter of Mrs. Frank S. Hnmbleton. and Owen Frank Monahan, twenty-one years of age. an expert automobile mechanician for| a local automobile company, were pri? vately married hero to-day. The bride lR twenty years of age. Her father, the late Frank S. Ham-, bleton, was a prominent banker of Baltimore, and the family Is of the highest social position. Mrs. Hamble? ton. the mother, was out of the city to-day, and It is understood she had no knowledge of her daughter's pur? pose. Tho newly wedded pair left on an automobile trip through the South Im? mediately after the ceremony. MANY ARRESTS MADE China Adopting Firmer Policy Toward Malconteotn. Peking. April 20.?Wholesale arrests I have been made in Peking and Tien | Tsln of Chinese suspected of complic? ity In n revolutionary plot. The pris? oners Include many prominent men. Genernl Chao Frh-Ssun. who was] formerly viceroy of Manchuria, has ! been roappolntcd to that office, dis? placing Hsl-Llang. who has shown a conciliatory attitude toward the Japan? ese and Russians. It is believed that this change Indicates an Intention on i the part of China to adopt, a firmer | policy. LAUNCH BOOM TO-DAY (lhli, Democrat* Will Indorse ritirmon for PreHlrienl. Washington, April 20.?The formal Inauguration of the boom of Governor Judson Harmon, of Ohio, for the presi? dency Is expected to take place to I morrow In the rooms of Senator Poni I erene. the new Democratic Senator I from Ohio Ohio, in the Senate ofltce. I building. Senator Pomcrcne has sent I out a call to all the sixteen Demo : oratio Congressmen from Ohio to at ' tend nnd to discuss the outlook and I ' devise ways and means of promoting j ! Mr. Harmon's chances. All are ?\r i pected to be present, and it is stated bv those friendly to Mr. Harmon that n unanimous declaration in his favor 'a anticipated. CRUISER FOR CUBA Keel of SI.OttO-Toii Vessel I.aid Cramps Sblp.inrd. Philadelphia. April 20.?The first] step In the. construction of the cruiser j Cuba', a 2.000-ton vessel, which will be i bullt at (he Crnnips Shipyard in this city, for the Cuban republic, was taken i to-day when the keel of Hie warship was "laid In the presence of Captain I Qulbus, of the Cuban navy, and .1. 1 Luis, Cuban consul at Philadelphia, j The company also will build a gtlri l boat and training ship for Culm. NEGROES WANT ROAD Headed by Washington, They May Buy lnterniitlonnl und Great \ortherii. Dallas. Tex.. April 20. ? Booker T. Washington, negro educator, and negro i llnanelers of Hie North, are planning to buv the International and Great Northern Railroad at the receivership sale to be held in Palestine, Tex., on May ir>, according to a report printed to-day. It is said that Washington will attempt to operate tho road w'th negro labor exclusively if he gets control. House SlnmlH Firm. Boston, April 20.?The lower branch o? the Legislature stood firm on the incomo lux amendment to-day, when an effort was made to reconsider Its' favorable action on Monday, the vole being 110 to 81 for the resolution, compared with tho first vote of l.'sO to f.!?. The measure now goes to the Senate. OF RECIPROCITY State and Party Affixa? tions in House Are Shattered. DELEGATIONS SPLIT APART Democrats Denounce Democrats for Supporting Republicans, While Republicans Criticize Their Own Party Brethren for Marching Toward Free Trade Goal. ?Washington, April 20.-*-State and party affiliations were repeatedly broken In the House of Representa? tives tJ-day In the concluding hours of the light on the Canadian reciprocity bill. Democrats denounced their fel? low Democrats for supporting a Re? publican protective principle, and Re? publicans hurled criticism against their fellow Republicans for inarching with the Democrats toward the free trade goal. During the seven hours of debate to? day, twenty-four men spoke upon the reciprocity measure. Two-thirds of them made pleas for its defeat, and in this number were two Democrats from North Carolina and Republicans from many of the Northern Slates. ruh neun Acknowledged. The freedom of the debate against the bill brottsht forth from Mr. Dalzell, lender of tho opposition, the. acknowl? edgment that Democratic Reader Un? derwood had been "exceedingly fair and generous" to those opposed to the bill. Most of the criticisms of the hill were from agricultural sections and based on the belief that reciprocity with Canada under the agreement would injure the agricultural Interests of (he United States. Differences In the North Carolina delegation were vigorously aired on the door. Representative Webb de? clared that Claud Kllchln, who opened the reciprocity light lnst Friday, had no right to criticize him or other mem? bers of tho State delegation who pro? posed to vote against the reclproclty treaty. Mr. Kllchln had accused him of standing side by side with the Re? publican slnndpat leaders, he said; bull he could with equal justice accuso Mr. j Kltchln of having worked with these, same Republican leaders In the past. Temperate words from the presiding officer, Mr. Shcrlcy, of Kentucky, brought from Mr. Webb the statement that he hail no personal feeling against Mr. Kltchln. but that four members of the State delegation proposed to vote against the ngreemcnt because they believed It was opposed to all Demo? cratic. Ideas. Delegation* Split. The Minnesota delegation broke on tho rocks of reciprocity. Representative Nye, of Minneapolis, speaking for the bill, and Representatives Steenerson, Anderson. Davis and Volstead opposing ll. The Michigan delegation showed a like division, Representative Doremus advocating the bill, and Representative .1. M. C, .Smith opposing it. From Penn? sylvania; Representatives Bowman and Farr advocated its passage, and Repre? sentative Focht denounced It. Representative Needhain. of Califor-J nia. spoke for the bill, and Representa? tive Katin against It: Representatives Hohson, of Alabama; Murray, of Massa? chusetts, and Curloy of Massachusetts, advocated its passage, and Representa? tives Good and Prouty, of Iowa; Mor? gan, of Oklahoma; Burke; of South Da? kota: llelgeson, of North Dakota; French, of Idaho: Young, of Kansas, and Da Follette, of Washington, spoke against It. General debate on the measure will close to-morrow at 3 o'clock, with speeches by Representatives Under? wood, McCall and Dalzell. The bill then will be taken up under the rule giving permission for amendments. An effort will be made to secure n filial vote on the bill to-morrow night, but the leaders are not sure that It can be reached. Fnrlw t'c.iieil For. Washington. D. C April 20.?With? out explanation or opposition. Senator Da Follette put through a resolution In the Senate to-day calling upon the Secretary of the Interior to furnish all the facts connected with coal en? tries made upon lands withdrawn from the Chugnch National Forest Reserve In Alaska, and later restored to the public domain under order of Pros? idem Taft. Tho resolution also calls for detailed information as to what as? signments, if any, have been made of such claims and to whom. There Is nothing in the resolution to Indicate its exact purport, but it was ' stated that Senator Da Follette has in view an inquiry to ascertain whether or not any favoritism hail been shown to the Guggenheim interests and Whether a monopoly of water front rights available for railroad terminals hail boon allowed to grow up. Demands In vent Ignf Inn. Washington. April 20.?Representa? tive Sabath, of Hill, .is, to-day intro? duced a resolution providing for itn (Continued on Third Pago.) _ Tells of Vir ginia s Progress Each Week Do you rend Ihr Industrial Sec? tion of The Tlmes-Dlspnteli, In every Sunday's edition of this pnperf It contains rtieb week n unmmury of Rie lending new Industrien In Vir? Sluln nnd Ihe South, mill Is regarded na mi niiiborUy on nil kinds of hnn l ii <?- development In Virginia mid North Carolin?. I? no ojllicr way can one keep up with the progress nnd prosperity of thin Stntc In auch a concise mid satisfactory form. A glance til 11) In section will iiImm.vh prove Instructive to renders of tills paper. Richmond Wins First Game of Season by 2 to 0. VICTORY LARGELY DUE TO CHANCE Danville Pitching and Hitting Superior, but Unlucky Play, Spoils What Should Have Been N o-H i t Game. Threatening Weather Hurts Attendance. VIRGINIA LEAGUE RESULTS VKSTERDA V. Richmond, -i Dnuyllle, 0. Ronnokc, 7j I.ynchburcr, 1. Norfolk, l-j Petersburg, (1. STANDING OF THE Cl.l US. I.nm Won. Lout. P.C. Venr. Richmond ...... 1 0 1.000 1.000 Roanoke . l. o i.onn i.ooo Norfolk .1 O 1.000 000 Unurlllc . 0 1 OOO 000 Lynchburg ...,.() i ooo 000 Petersburg . 0 1 OOO 000 WHERE THEY I'LAY TO-DAY. Danville ut Rlchiiinnil. Pclcrnliuro; nt Norfolk. Konnnke ut Lyui-bburg. BV GVS MALBERT. The peace of mind of all < Richmond was disturbed yesterday. Clouds which lowered upon our house' In most fore? boding; fashion, fringed the skies, sur ro'inding this home of the great na? tional game. Even 'Squire Graves wept. Tho winds blew east and west ami north and south. The blasts were j chill, and blasted were the hearts of the brave. It was the day which is marked in the calendar of the State of Virginia in red letters. The loaguo season was scheduled to start. Tinged with the | tang which comes when ono is led to ] believe the worst was the air. It was warm, but of such a warmness which portended approaching evil. Still, least C.O00 braves paid tho price of I admission In this man's town and sat through nine Innings of the great game, hoping against hope that something would happen. A Cold Story. I was told to write a descriptive story of the opening games In tho Vir? ginia League. It was an assignment which pleased mo much. For a good long time 1 had been looking forward to the day when I would be able to say that tne beginning of the pen? nant race had actually arrived. But believe me, gentle reader, when I tell you that the chilly blasts which swept my way yesterday were enough to drive my choicest thoughts far a-sea, and made a cold recital of the actual facts, something to relish and gloat upon. Before 3 o'clock yesterday. .lohn Carter, secretary of tho Danville team, got on a street car and went out to the ball park. He was anxious to find out just how many two-bits were be? ing registered at the entrance gates. The clouds at that time wero gather? ing, and before the first car arrived with tho real cash payers, they had formed a close corporation, making 1t capital crime for the sun to shlno during any part of the engagement. I.nit Year'* Game. Last year the opening game was also scheduled for Rlch-iiond. but un? fortunately there were those who held a different opinion. Consequently it rained and the opening event was postponed until a later date. This year the elements were some kinder, but not so kind as not to keep more than half the people who would have been out from attending. It was such a day as a poet would have called the welding of tho gray and blue. Over to the north wero clouds banked upon clouds. To tho south the prospects were just as omin? ous; on the east it looked like a snow storm, while the one glimmering ray of hope came from the west, where Hie [ break was apparent. True to tho hopes of the assembled thousands, tin-' sky cleared and be I fot i. I ho game was ovje, tho sun ap I pea red, making every one happy, and allowing some solace to the fans who 1 had been good enough, to gather, dfl | spite untoward conditions. ! .MurKer Used Head. Richmond had the best team and won. True, ti large clement of luck i aided In th'e winning. But .lack Bar j lter pitched a remarkable game lie shewed what I have maintained from the first day I saw him?that he has a head and Is capable of using it. On more than one occasion he had op? portunity to show what he was made of. 11 was upon these opportunities that he won the favor of the fans. While batted more freely than his op? ponent. Hank;-'. It would he foolish to say thai he did not have the best of ,i pit -her*' battle because ho won. ( In the third inning lie had the bases ! fall nnd only one man dowr?. 11 In under such conditions that a pitcher's ability can l.c best tried. Barker is a youngster, but lie acted like a veteran. Instead of skyrocketing, lie balanced himself, with the aid of .limmlc Sulli? van, nnd the whitewash scene of (ho visitors shows the result. Largely Luck. Speaking of the game, simply as a game, it must be admitted that Rich? mond had a great streak of luck. Really and truly Hanks outpltched Barker. While wo butted harder than Danville, v.e did not bat with as much regularity. The two runs that M'e se? cured wero the result of mlspluys. rather than of the prowess of the team. Hanks pitched a game which should have declared him a winner, lie allowed but live hits, and In only ono inning were two of these made. Mor? gan, a good little ball player, should he, given credit for tlie defeat, for lie .(Continued uii Third Page!) FRIENDS PROPOSE TOREFUND WE! Offer in Behalf of Cun? ningham Declined by Mayor. COUNCIL TO FILL OFFICE TO-NIGHT If Collector Is Removed, J. B. Wood Likely to Be Chosen to Serve Until People Elect Successor in November. No Resignation as Yet. Friends of Captain Frank W. Cun? ningham, the suspended Collector of Taxes of Richmond, offered yesterday to refund the shortage of fl.lj53.n5, re? ported to Mayor Richardson, the offer having been llrsl made to Collector ol Delinquent Taxes T. C. Walford. Mr. Walford, who is a close personal friend of Captain Cunningham, and who In the past has several times aided in straight? ening out Irregularities in the accounts of the Collector, consulted Mayor Rich? ardson, who said that he could not con? sent to have the. duplicate tux hills gc out of the office, as he regarded them as evidence In the pending trial. . While there was no authoritative statement, it was understood that had settlement been made for the seven duplicate bills, for which parties hold Cnpialn Cunningham's receipt, but for which there Is no record of entry, and the funds of which were not turned over to tho city treasury, the resigna? tion of Collector Cunningham would follow. The resignation has not bot>n presented to Mayor Richardson, and further investigation shows that be? sides the S1,5S3.C5 specifically charged, there Is a further shortage in tho of? fice. Special Accountant George S. Crenshaw declined to give any Infor? mation on this score, though admitting that he was still checking accounts, but from other sources It is learned that tho shortage Is now between $ 1,000 and $5.000. Claim Wood's election. At a caucus held at the office or Chairman If. R. Pollard, of the Com? mittee on Finance, early yesterday, nbout twenty-five friends of James D. Wood. Superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary. Inaugurated a movement In his behalf for his election by the Council In event of there being a per? manent vacancy. About twelve or llf-! teen Councilmen were present, nnd a' number of well-known leaders of city politics. Alderman Waverly Melton, a friend of Mr. Wood, announced last night that positive pledges had been secured from fourteen Aldermen and twenty-one Councilmen, a clear major- i Ity in both branches. It these votes lire cast accordingly. Mr. Wood's elec? tion is assured. Other cnndldstcs In the field, who do not concede defeat, are Herbert llulce, first deputy In the oftice; W. T. Han? cock, a tobacconist, and M. W. Mon cure, a real estnle agent. Frank T. Bates, of tho City Engineer's Depart? ment, once a candidate against'Captain Cunningham, said last night tlml ho had h/>cn approached by a number of friends to announce himself as a can? didate, nnd had the matter undsr con? sideration, and would to-day announce bis decision. Former Councilman W. A. Crenshaw. who ran for the office some years ago against Captain Cun? ningham In a vigorous campaign, is also mentioned as a possible candidate, though he has made no announcement. Council Meet* To-Nlgbt. I Both branches of tho City Council have been called for to-night, the Common Council for 7:30. t ho Board of Aldermen for 7:15, and the Joint session for S o'clock. City Attorney Pollard has ruled that there being no provision for an acting I collector, the Council must to-night adopt In ench branch nn ordinance cre? ating that position, and Mayor Rich unison will bo there to sign It at once, i The body will then go Into a Joint ses- | I slon for the election of a collector ad Interim. The man so selected will ho authorized to servo ns City Collector for receipt of taxes pending final action by tho Mayor, who has appointed next Tuesday morning at II o'clock for the trial of Captain Cunningham. Should the evidence then lend to an acquittal, of course, the term of the acting collector would he nt nn end: should Captain Cunningham lie re? moved Hie Council will be formally notified by Mayor Richardson, and the 3d Interim collector will serve only until his successor is elected und qualified. Should Ihe deposed collec? tor be. removed, and appeal to tho Hustings Court, the nd interim col? lector will continue to serve until the matter is finally determined. ? inly to Net I November. Mr. Pollard has further explained that In the event of removal the Coun? cil in joint session may elect n Collec? tor of Taxes who shall serve only un ' III the next general election, which ! will occur on the first Tuesday in Xo ] vein her. Then 'he candidate must go [ before the people of the city for olec ' tlon for the uncxptred term, which j ends January 1. lf>1l. Friends of Major Wood explained yesterday that he was j not a candidate for (lie ad Interim term, as he would not care to sever his connection with Ihe institution to serve as collector only until the term-. InntIon of the trial. Which begins next j Tuesday. lie is a candidate for elec? tion by the City Council in the event ! of Captain Cunningham's removal or resignation, to serve until tho next general election, when ho will become a candidate before the people. Mr. Wood was for a time president of the Board of Aldermen and for some yonrs chairman of the Committee on Finance of the City Council. Will Accept Xnlnry. As to his attitude, on the question of placing Ihn office on a salary basis, ho stated that wcro he In the Council, he would vole for It, and l ha I he could not ask his friends to oppose It. He will consent. If elected, to having (he position placed on a salary of about 5::,COO a year, with an allowance for clerk hire and office expenses. In lieu of nil fees. Hill friends express ihe (Continued on Seventh Pagoj BOTH SIDES CONFIDENT Tellern Are < minting Vote In Mcsdnmes Scott-Story Election. Washington. April 20.?With both administration and opposition parties claiming victory for their candidates, balloting for the election of national ofllrers of the Daughters of the Amer? ican Revolution, now in twentieth con? tinental congress here, came to a close about S o'clock to-night. The tellers will be occupied during the entlro night In counting the vote, the result of which will not be known until to? morrow, t The managors of the campaign of Mrs. Matthew T. Scott for re-election as president-general of the organiza? tion, claim that she will have about 200 votes majority, whtle the advocates of Mrs. William C. Story declare that she will win. Ten vice president-generals are to he chosen. The administration candi? dates nominated to-day for theso places were: Mrs. Allen P. Poorly. Pennsylvania-, Mrs. C. P.. Truesdall. Ohio; Mrs. James M. Fowler. Indiana; Mrs. Ren Gray, Jr., Missouri; Mrs. Charles 13. Bryan. Tennessee; Mrs. Kdwln C. Gregorv, North Carolina; Mrs. R. II. Fdmondson, West Virginia; Mrs. James P. Bray ton, Michigan; Miss Harriet I. Lake, Iowa, and Miss Sophie Waples. Delaware. Those on the opposition ticket wero Miss Stella F. Broadhcad. New York: Mrs. George AI. Sternberg, District of Columbia; Mrs. John Leary, Washing top; Mrs. Herbert p;. Davidson, Massa? chusetts; Mrs. Amelia W. Truesdell, California: Mrs. John Barrows. Ar? kansas; Mrs. John Campbell. Colorado; Mrs. John C. Christopher. Florida, and Mrs. Arthur M. Clark, New Hampshire. Mrs. .1. Morgan Smith, of Alabama, was nominated as the administration candidate for honorary vlce-prcsldenl gcneral. PREACHER A BIGAMIST Arrested on 'Complnlnt of Wife No. 3, HIm "True Love." Chicago. April 20.? Kurtz Carlson, who says his real name Is Kurtz Muel? ler, and that he Is an ordained Luth? eran preacher, to-day pleaded guilty In the municipal court to having'three wives living. He was arraigned on complaint of the third wife, whom he described as his "true love." In his story to tho court, he said he thought that his first marriage "should not be held against him." These are the three wives, and tho reasons he married or left them, as given by Mueller: Wife No. 1?Kate Mazer Mueller, or Sutton. Neb. Married her after a three day acquaintance because deacon of ills church said It was not good for a young pastor to remain unmarried. Af? ter four years left her because of her "simplicity of mind," and his own "elevated mentality." She is the moth? er of three of his children. Wife No. 2?Annie Deblock Mueller, of Detroit. Mich. She married him for his money ten months after he left his first wife. After two months she. left hint; is the mother of one child. Wife No. .1?Amelia Fehl Carlson. Chicago, his "true love." Married her eighteen months ago in Chicago, be? cause he loved her. Mueller has been working as an elec? trician. He said he was educated for tho ministry at Springtlcld. 111., nnd Saglnaw. Mich., and his first charge was at Sutton. Neb., when ho was twenty-two years old. Carlson said that his uncle. Rev. Mr. Schultlus. of Pax ton. III., told bis third wife about the others, and then the trouble began. He was held In $2,000 bond. RESENTS CHARGE Illinois Senator Answer? It With "l,lnr'> nnd Illovr. Springtlcld, 111.. April 20.?Senator Frank 11. Funk, of Bloomtngton. and Senator Walter Clyde Jones, of Chi? cago, engaged In a sensational en? counter to-day during a conference of Republican Senate members. The row was precipitated by a discussion of the 'initiative and referendum. Senator Jones, during a heated argu? ment, charged Senator Funk wilh at? tempting to smother the inltintvc and referendum. "You're a lar!" shouted Funk as he I .lumped over a table and struck Scn ! ntor Jones hn the Jaw. Senator Jones whipped off tils glasses and made frantic efforts to strike Funk. Immediately other Senators were mixed In the fray in efforts to sep? arate the combatants. Senator Edward Boall, of Alton, dragged Funk back, while Senator F.tlolson, of Chicago, threw his arms around Jones and pushed him to a corner of the room. Senators Jones. Ettelson nnd Hensoti then holted the caucus. Jones was trembling with emotion, nnd for sev? eral minutes could not voice his rage against Senator Funk. Jones later gave out a statement in which he announced that the light he Uveen conservatives and progressives was thrown wide open, and declared that he would stump the entire State. "I will put before the peoplo oil Initiative and referendum that Is on the square." said Jones. STORM IS SEVERE Northern CnhM In Covered With Blanket of Sleet. Boston. April 20. ? For the first time in many years wire communication with Capo Cod was ,eomplololy cut off to-day through the prostration of all such lines by a sleet storm. A stiff northwest storm, with rain, began about midnight, and for seven hours the rain and wind did very little dam? age. Suddenly the temperature fell and the rain changed to sleet, which clung to the wires, and before noon the gale had blown down poles .nnl wires for thirty miles along the fore nrm of the cape. Fortunately, the wire? less .stations at Highland Light and South Wellflect were unaffected by the storm. Tho storm was very severe at ex? posed points like Chatham N'anttiekot and Martha's Vineyard, and lu Vine? yard Haven several coasters dragged i their anchors nnd went into sltoal j water at tho head of the harbor. PARDON IS REFUSED FrnuUllo P. May* MuM Serie Sentence for Conspiracy. Washington, April 20. ? President Taft to-day refused lo pardon Frank? lin P. Mays, former United States District Attorney at Portland, Oregon who was convicted |u 1007 of conspir? acy to defraud the government of pub? lic lands. Mays will have to serve four months in prison and pay a line of 510,0011. He was Indicted with for? mer Senator M'tchell, W. M. Jones and Hlnger Hermann; The case.-; attracted country-w'ltto attention. Jones also was convicted. Find* Brother In .Morgue, New York. April 20.?Joseph Brelt Inger, of Philadelphia, went to-driy to the morgue, where he idcntliled the body of the man who committed sui? cide In Central Park yesterday as that of his brother, Frederick C Breltiritror, eighteen years old. of 12 IS West Thompson Street. Philadelphia. Love It Fleeted Director. New York, April 20.?Robert S. I.ovett, president of tho llarriman lines, was elected a director of the ILirriman National Hank to-day. Mrs. K. II. llarriman is the principal stuck [ holder in the institution. DESTROYED BY STUBBORN FIRE Building and Equipment of A. Hoen & Com? pany Pr, ctically a Total Loss. FIREMEN WAGE 3-HOUR FIGHT AGAINST FLAMES -_ / / ? Department Does Effective Work in Preventing Spread of Damage to Adjoining Struc? tures?Millions of Gallons of Water Poured on Blaze by Entire Engine Force?Dam? age of $125,000 to $150,000 Is Covered by Insurance. Fire?the mom stubborn with which Uhe department hiiH bud to contend lu rrecut yearn?utterly destroyed the A. Hoen it Co. building, 1101)-11^3 Unnk .Street, 'Innt night, nnd for 11 time llircnicucil nil the other buildings on ? ? he entire block. The blaze wan dlu covcrcd shortly before II o'clock, but it v. us not under control until nearly three honrn Inter, nftcr (tic drended three Mixe? I1111I hern turned In nud every piccr of llrc-ftglit lug uppnrntus In the city?except two kept for emer? gencies?had been called to the scene of action. The total tonn will nmonat to lie tni'Pii 9I-?.U0I) nnd 91.10,1)00, Including building, stock nnd llxturcs. Every-! thing, Mild Mr. Unco Innt night, In covered by Insurance. The insurances 011 the stock und fixtures In rated nt 872,IMH>, nnd the building In fully cov? ered, lilthoitgh, of course, one-fourth of the loss mum be borne by'the In? sured. When The Tlmen-Ulnpateh went to press nt ttttto (his morning, (he tlrcmen were nHIl nt work, though the HamCN wore prnetlenlly extinguished. Origin Unknown. How the tire originated no one could say lust nigltt. but It spread with tremendous rapidity. It started, It seems, In the llrst Door of the western, corner Of the building, and had gain? ed great headway before It was dis? covered. In tho eastorn corner of the building, on the same lloor. was stored 11 quantity of benzine. This never exploded, unless It happened before the arrival of the firemen. The flames leaped from tloor to lloor. nnd, within an hour, had burst their way through the roof. The llreinon were handicapped ? at every turn. The blaze had pcrmcuteU Ihe entire building before they ar? rived, and tho building was practically doomed when the llrst piece of appa? ratus answered the call from Box 13, one of the boxes In Ihe city which In? variably calls: out Ihe second ulariyi, nnd usually demands the third. Printed Confederate .Note?. A. Iloeii & Co. does lithographlo work, and Is the oldest concern ot Its kind In the country. it was estab? lished in Baltimore In 1S:IS. and ".a, branch was formed in Richmond In isili. This firm printed bank notes for the Confederacy during the War Between the rftmcs. It has done niucn of the important lithographic work In the Slate during its existence, and Is widely known. Tho firm employs about one hundred men, all of whom will be carcil for. It Is probable, said Mr. I loon last night, that they will bo sent to Baltimore, whore the busi? ness of tho local branch will be con? ducted until the Richmond firm Is re? stored. Nino years ago the Richmond brancltl was called on by the Baltimore housn, when that branch of the firm suffered In n devastation of tire, and tho lattel is now expected to return the obllgA? tlon. Next door to A. Hoen & Co., on ths or.st side. Is the bookbinding tlrm of KppeH ?t Snider, and here were stored ! llu: Virginia Reports, ready to bo I bound. But noho was destroyed, and I ihls building, though momentarily threatened, was not damaged by the tierce hluzc. In the rear, fronting on. Main street, nnd standing less than a dozen feet away. Is >","> new home of the Virginia Trust/ ???';- Insurance Company, a building ( .? *n stories, in height. John T. \\'i.?_...'the con? tractor, and n force of men. as soon aa the Iii'? broke out, entered tho building and closed all the Iron shut? ters, thus preventing the flames from spreading to the now building. fur Trtllllc Obstructed. Street car traffic was Immediately' Interrupted, and Inspectors Clinely ond FuqUH slopped all cars nt Ninth nnd Main and at Twenty-first and Main Streets. Inspectors from tho Piro De? partment wore early on hand, and all dangerous wires were cut anil discon? nected. The lire was first discovered rush Ing through tho windows In the alley v.ny in tho rear, between tho Hoen building and the [?iwrenoo Cafe. Hor^ 1 the firemen directed their llrst atton j lion, until tho alarm came that the I whole building was afire, nnd thnt tint j llnmes were shooting out from the J Rank Street side. The second alarm I was turned In, und then came tho three sixes, which brought everything bill ! two companies. I one company was stationed on top of the litwrencc Cafe; another In tha ] alley: a third on BnnkNstreet, and olher firemen were placed on every, : ! surrounding roof. It locked at first as though .the ftrt ? would soon be brought under control/;: But It raged with increasing persist" . ency, and It was soon seen that th< 'only hope was to confine thu blazo ilV I the building where It had originale?*'' The brick walls soon became hot, nn(^ steam descended in clouds aroutfd ?'th'f'f firemen lighting from the ground. Thej v' [could not see their way; they could no'