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THE DISPATCH FOUNDED UiMX
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'

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