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tueTOKBm'iNDEpia?WHOLE NUMBER 18,608. BICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1911.
TUB WEATHER TO-DAY?Fair. PRICE TWO CENTS. Expected to A dopt Mea? sure Which Will Deny Right of License. CANNOT OPERATE NEARANYCHURCH Ordinance Provides That Here? after No Theatre May Be Per? mitted to Open Within 150 1 Feet of Sacred Edifice. Enough' Votes Pledged to :Pa?s It. With tho'lndorsement of fully !<0 per cent, of tho churches of Richmond, an Ordinance hau'bcelt prepared and will l>u offered in the Common Council on .Friday night, which, It la claimed. Will effectually prevent the erection of JLhe proposed theatre at the southeast corner of Eighth and Grace ? Streets. Its patrons assort that the Ordinance. Charter and Roform Committee la overwhelmingly in favor of the meas? ure, and that already a large- num..er, U not an actual majority of the mem? bers of both branches aro pledged to support the measure. An effort will be made to have It adopted under sus? pension of the rules on Friday night. Lut oven if that Is not successful, Its advocates claim that It will become a law in ample time to prevent the open? ing of tho proposed playhouse on the pile selected. Urnuii Line nt 150 Feet. The ordinance in brief prohibits the issuance of a license to any theatre Within l?O feet of any church, by linear measure. The site selected for the now playhouse Is directly across Grace Street from St. Peter's Catholic Church, one of the. oldest Structures In tho city, and for a long time the cathedral church of the diocese, and la the same block with i?t. Paul's Epis? copal Church, perhaps the most his? toric odl.'.co In this country, and the one which has hud In its membership President Jefferson Davis and Cen? tral Kobcrt 15. Lee. well as many Governors of Virginia and other dlg nttn ries. The proposed ordinance has been pre? pared by Bp pa Hunton, .Ir.. of the law firm Of Hunton. Williams <fc An? derson, and Its constitutionality Is taid to be indorsed In an opinion given by that firm, quoting court decisions In many States. Mr. Hunton and n. Ran? dolph Wcllford, members of tho ves? try of St. Paul's Church, were named as a committee from that congregation to act with a committee from St Peter's In an effort to prevent tho opening of the theatre, Mill* Will (liter It. The floor leaders for the measure In each branch will be Councilman John J. Lynch. In the lower branch, and Al? derman Graham llobson, in the upper branch. The paper will be offered by Councilman Morgan It. Mills. Provision Is made In the. paper that it shall not apply to theatres In opera? tion at the time of its pat-.sagv, since euch a retroactive clause might be held to be unconstitutional, as ex post facto legislation. No present theatre or moving picture house will therefore bo affected, either in its present opera? tion or In the renewal of its license from year to year, provided no olhot objection is raised. N'or will the or? dinance forbid the erection of the theatr . nt Eighth and Grace. The. ownons of tho lot may go ahead, if thoy nee fit, and erect the building. The or? dinance, if adopted, prohibits the au? thorities from issuing a license or per? mit for tho opening and operation ot cny theatre or moving picture or play bouse within 150 foot of any church. Stmllitr lteisulntlon? ISIseivhcre. Similar ordinances are said to pro- I vail In many cities. In New York City there Is said to bo a like provision, ?which hot only prohibits theatres, but also the issuance of liquor licenses! ?within a fixed distance of any church, Only a year or two ago. after much discussion and some controversy, trfT? statute was so amended as to mako an exception in the case of a big apart? ment hotel, erected on Fifth Avenue Just opposite the Fifth Avenue Presby? terian Church. Councilman Lynch, who is leading the fight for the ordinance In the lower branch, snid yesterday that there tv..s no doubt of its passage, and that H would be recommended almost unani? mously by tho Ordinance, Charter and Reform Committee, If. Indeed, the rules v.-ere not suspended nnd the ordtnantu passed at once. Tl Is anticipated that formal action will he taken Indorsing the proposition by tho trustees, vestry, boards of stewards, or similar control? ling- bodies of practically all the churches In the city during this? week. Not Opposed to Theatres. Many of those who favor the ordi? nance are careful to cxplitln that they are not opposed to theatres. Several of Hie Council men who are working for the measure are regular visitors of the larger playhouses In tho city, find believe in encouraging both high grade drama and the lighter and cheap? er forms of popular amusement, nui these men believe that there Is ample room In Richmond for both church u:. nnd theatres, and that whore churches have been established for years, ami Jiayo certain historic and other asso? ciations with their present locations, the whole neighborhood should not be made objectionable and ulitcnnblt, by the erection of playhouses, with flaming billboards and Inevitable loot? ers, who in al| cities seem to congre? gate nbout such pinccs. AUTOS FOLLOW HEARSE i Duly LlmniiHltiCM In Funemi Procession ? of Marciik Holy's llatiglitrr. '1 New York. May a.?Only automobiles, twelve Limousine cars, followed F<o automobile hearse. In whioh the borl.v of Mrs. ir. Carroll Brown, daughter of T>! lato Marcus Daly, was borne to tho grave to-day. As tho long procession lilod its dusty way from Mrs. Marcus Daly s house In Fifth Avenue, to Greon tvood Cemetery.. Brooklyn, it drew com? ment on every side. Cosmopolitan Manhattan, used to all varieties of funeral ceremonial, ro Tncmbcrs no other with Just tho same (ouch of tfatU'amodcrnity. , CURTAILS POWER OF LORDS 1 Two Section* of Government'*! Measure Cnrrj- In Ilounc of Commouss. London, May 2.?After the applica? tion of closure, clause two of the Par Itamonary bill, which 1b the most Im? portant section of the government's measure for the curtailment of tho powers of the House of Lords, was carried In the House of Commons to? night 291? to 10*?. Later clause three ol tho bill, providing that any "ccrllli cate of the Speaker of the House of Commons, given under this act, shall be concluslv i for all purposes, and shall not be quest toyed in any court of law," was carried, after closure, 255 to 132. Clause two relates to any bill, other than a money hill, and pro? vides thnt If any stielt measure Is passed by tho House of Commons In three successive sessions, and is re? jected by the House of Lords at each of these session*, it shall become- an act of Parliament on the royal assent. Winston Spencer Churchill, tho Homo Secretary, said that the adoption of! the clause was Imperative, because there had come about complete paraly? sis of the working party and denial of I all form of redress to those who did not belong to the Conservative party. Mr. Balfour, opposition leader, declared that the real purpose of the bill was not the Improvement of the Constitu? tion, hut the carrying of home rule. Tho -government had succumbed to threats and cajoleries of the National? ists and Labor)tes. DEATH RATE DECREASES Belief Work llenultx In Improvement of Condi Ilona In Northern China. Shanghai, May 2.?A correspondent of the Associated Pres?, who returned to-day from the famine stricken In Northern China, found conditions bel? ter as a result of the relief work, hut still, very bad. The dally death rate has decreased from several thousand In the middle of March, to a few hun? dreds. Many farms are deserted, only mud walls Indicating they were once ten? anted. Children, who formerly were sohl for 50 cents each, are now ox changed for a few pounds of grain. Women are selling themselves Into slavery lo provide succor for the help? less ones of their families. The government and missionaries are organized for the relief of the 2. 000,000 perrons In the greatest need. Tho continuation of the famine, how? ever, Is exhausting the relief supplies anil 1,500,000 more persontj remain for whom relief must be provided. COMPROMISE DISCUSSED L ndervnltint Ion Cn*>e*> Considered by Loch nuil MiicVcuth. Washington, May 2.?Compromises of customs undervaluation cases, in? volving about $500,000, were discussed to-day at a conference between Col? lector Loeb, of Now York, and Sec? retary MacVcagh. j Practically all the- frauds which have worked up to the point of settle j mettt are now titfore tue "Secretary' I nnd tho importers Involved have de? posited with the Treasury the sums I they offer tu forestall civil suits against them. In up cases will the government forego its right to a criminal prosecu? tion. Tin- Duveen case. In which 11,200, 000 has been offered to the govern? ment to satisfy its civil claims, was discussed. The offer was tacitly ac? cepted, but some difficulty Interposed in the settlement agreement. NOT MADE WITH MRS. EDDY Clover Avers Thai Agreement Was Willi Cbrlslliiu Science Director*. Concord. N. II.. May 2.?Counsel for tiie plaintiffs in the action of (jeorgc \\ . Glover, of Lend, S. !>., against Henry M. Baker, executor of the Chris? tian Science Church, to-day tiled n mo? tion to amend their amendment ot March 25, by adding the averment that the agreement made by Glover, prior to Iiis mother's death, not to contest her will, was not made with her, hut was made only with the defendant McClel lan. and the other directors, whose pur? pose, unknown to the plaintiff, was, if possible, to make suro to themselves tho fruits of Mrs. P.ddy's illegal resid? uary bequest to them of more than $2.uo?,oo?, of which money they were then in possession. In the agreement and on Mr. McClollan's purpose therein. Mrs. Kddy took no part. The "McCiellan" referred to Is Archi? bald McClellan, who, with the other directors of the First Church of Christ. Scientist, of Boston, is a defendant in the suit, brought by Glover in an effort to secure part of his mother's estate. CHARGES WILL BE READY The .McXtimnrns nnd McMnnlgnl Will Be Arraigned Thin Week. Los Angeles, Cat.. May 2.?Announce? ment was made to-day that the' ar? raignment of .lohn J. and James B. McNamara and Ortie 13.' McMnnlgnl, alleged dynamiters, would occur some, time this week. No one connected with the defense has received any definite knowledge of ' the indictments returned against the three men. The charges will bo ready when they are arraigned. At the same tlmb a transcript of the testimony; adduccd before tIre grand jury will be given the attorneys for the prisoners. District Attorney Fredericks lo-day i said that the Iranscript contained more than a thousand pages concern? ing the alleged plot, which culminated, ?it is charged, in the blowing up of the Los Angeles Times Build'ng. JESSE H. ROBINSON DEAD I Chief of Telegraph Division nf 11. S. i Weather Bureau for Forly Year*. ! Washington. D. C. May 2.?Jesse II. Kobinson. chief of tho Telegraph Dlyl I sinn of the United States Weather B? I i-cnu for I ho past forty years, is dead at his home hero, aged sixty-seven years. Mr. Itobtnson was one of tho forty-one volunteers from Allegheny county, Pa., who served with the United Slates Military Telegraph Corps during tho Civil War, and to whom a bronze tablet, was unveiled at Plttsburg lasl Thursday. He was a native of Pennsylvania, a member and former officer of Hie Old-Tiine Teleg? raphers' and Historical Association and a member of the Society of tho Army of the Cumberland. Arthur Fcely Pleads Guilty. Bosloii. Mass., May 2.?Arthur V. l'eely. formerly teller of the Plttsfleld National Bank, pleaded gulltv in the I United States District Court io-day to taking $2.000 of tho bank's funds. He i v, 1U be sentenced later. BATHTUB CASES TO BE HEARD HERE Judge Goff Names May 25 as Date for Anti Trust Trial. PRITCHARD AND ROSE DESIGNATED Department of Justice Fighting Hard to Break Up Monopoly, Sixteen Companies Being Under Indictment?All Enter "Not Guilty" Plea. Acting on the request of the Depart? ment of Justice and counsel for the defense. United States Circuit Judge Nathan Goff announced yesterday that the case against tho so-called bathtub trust would be heard In the United States Circuit Court ot Appeals In Richmond on May 25. Special United States Attorney Edwin P. Grosvenor and Attorney Noble, for the govern? ment and A. Capcrton Braxton, for the defense, appeared before Judge Goff yesterday morning and asked that a date be tlxed at which the hearing might begin. Circuit Judges Cuff and Jeter C. Pritchard and United States District Judge John C. Hose will sit. To llreak Up Monopoly. Criminal procecdiugs grew out ot a suit Instituted by the Federal gov? ernment to dissolve the alleged com? bination, "which was begun in Balti? more some months ago. The case Is regarded as one of the mos? Important entered against a trust, ranking al? most with the Standard Oil and to? bacco litigation. "The object of tills cause against the Standard Sanitary .Manufacturing Company, otherwise known as the ?bathtub trust,'" said Judge Goff last night, "Is to enforce the Sherman anti? trust laws. This corporation Is al? leged to be carrying on business In violation of this enactment of Con gresf, and ihe suit against it was' In? stituted by the Attorney-General of the United States. The Idea of the Initiation is to restrain them from violating the provisions ot tho act, and from carrying out and conducting a monopoly." . Olllcera MnjL.fiP. to Jail. The presidents and other important officers of sixteen companies, comprts ing what has been known as the bath? tub trust, were indicted last December In Detroit for violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. This wus one of the biggest cases that tho Department of Justice ever undertook under the anti? trust law. Under the indictment, tho officers of the companies are liable to jail sentences in case of conviction. The sixteen companies were also In? dicted as corporations. The evidence In tile suit, as announced In a state? ment of the Department of Justice, showed that the annual output of bathtugs and plumbers' supplies made by the companies has a value of $15, 000,000; that the companies agreed to tlx the prices at which Ihese commodi? ties should ha sold, both to jobbers and by them to the retail trade. Such jobbers ns would not bind themselves to sell as the combination prescribed were to be ostracized. Early in January pleas of "not guilty" were entered by the forty de? fendants in the criminal cases in the Federal Court in Detroit. On January S, Edwin I.. Waym.nn, chief witness for the government in the cases, was arrested in his office In Pittsburg. He was released upon admission to bail, and was to appear in Detroit in March, as a witness. T.ong I.lst of Defendants. The defendants in the case are: Theodore Ahrens, Francis J. Tor ranee. E. Li Daves and W. A. Myler, president, first vice-president, second vice-president nnd treasurer of the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Com? pany; ?. M. Voegele and T. B. Barnes, president and secretary of the Barnes Manufacturing Company; Frank If. Caldwell and J. J. Mahoney. president and vice-president of the Cablll Iron Works; Jesse T. Duryea and Bert O Tilden, president and secretary of the Colwell Lucd Company; W. C. Wln fiobl and A. G. Ward, president and vice-president of the Day-Ward Com? pany; S. M. Ford nnd Held Carpenter, president nnd secretary of tho Hum? phreys Manufacturing Company; J. A. Frauenhelm, president and treasurer of the Keener Manufacturing Com? pany; Jordon I* Mott and Max Goebel. president and secretary of the J. I* Mott Iron Works; Thomas Walker and Alexander C. Walker, president and director of McVay & Walker; Lloyd is. McCrtim and Howard T. Gates, presi? dent nnd secretary of the SlcCrum llowell Company; Frank G. Bordon and D. W. Davis, president and secretary of the National Sanitary Manufactur? ing Company: Ii. C. Hutsman and E V. ; Brigham. president and secretary or I the Union Sanitary Manufacturing Company; Charles F. Arrot and A. H Cllne. Jr., president and secretary ot the United Slates Sanitary Manufac? turing Company; Alton Weisklttol. president of A. Wolsklttel fc Sons Com? pany; Ludwig Wolf and Herman M IJoelscher, president and secretary of L. Wolf Manufacturing Company: .r. K. Wright and Oorirgc W. Franzhcun. president nnd secretary of the Wheel? ing Enameled Iron Company; Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. Plltsburg; A. Wolsklttel ?- Sons Com pnn.v, Baltimore: The Barns Manufac? turing Company, Mansfield, O.; The Ca I hill Iron Works, Chattanooga, Tnnn.; Colwell Dead Company, Now York City: The Day-Ward Company. Warren. 6.: The Humphreys Manufacturing Com? pany. Mnnslleld. O.; Kernel- Manufac? turing Company, Pittsburg; J. L. Mott Iron Works, New York City; McVay & I Walker, Braddock, Pa.; McOriim-lfow | ell Company. New York City; National Sanitary Manufacturing Company, Sa? lem, O.; Union Sanitary Manufacturing Compapy, Nohlesvtllo, Ind.; I,. Wolff Manufacturing-Company, Chicago, and Wheeling Enameled Iron Company, .Wheeling, W. Vu. HYDE 10 RESIGN AS CITY OFFICIAL Relinquishes Position in Order Not to Embar? rass Gaynor. MAKES DENIAL OF ACCUSATIONS Enters Plea of Not Guilty to Charges of Bribery and Taking Unlawful Fee, and Is Re? leased on $7,500 Bail. Victim of Con? spiracy. New York, May 3.?Charles H. Hyde will resign as city chamberlain at once. Under indictment and under the lira of practically every newspaper In New York, lie announced to-night, al? though lie Is the victim of "one of the most wicked conspiracies in the his? tory of the city," ho will relinquish his position In order not to embarrass the Gaynor administration. He has been the Mayor's protege for years. Indicted secretly yesterday on two counts, one charging bribery, the other with taking an unlawful fee, Hyde pleaded not guilty In the criminal branch of the Supreme Court this af? ternoon, with permission to change or withdraw the plea up to May 16, and wag, released under $T.e'JO ball, while the grand Jury resumed Its Investiga? tion of the Carnegie Trust (lasco. with O. H. Chenery, State Superintendent of Banks, as n witness. Other officials of the banking de? partment also will be questioned as to why tho Carnegie Trust Company was not closed, although known to be tottering. The city chamberlain's statement predicts his complote exoneration, bit? terly assails the district attorney's ofilce, and concludes: "I have no fear or doubt that the whole conspiracy against mo will bo laid bare within a very short time." Hyde asked the public to suspend Judgment until tho "motives behind the prosecution" are brought out, and says that with 120 or more hanks with which he has had daily transaction, it Is strange that more alleged Irregu? larities were not brought out, "if I were capuble of the dastardly crime of betraying the city." Testimony of Bnbln. He was indicted mainly, he adds, on the testimony -vr the discredited and nclf-con victed Joseph G. Robin, who has "been enjoying the hospital? ity of the district attorney's oflice." He specifically denies an alleged trans? action with the Northern Bank, upon which one indictment Is based. After the arraignment. District At? torney Whitman gave out a statement explaining the indictment. It wus charged that whie Joseph G. Ilobin was chairman of the executive board of the Northern Bank of New York. Hyde agreed with him to increase the city's dally balance with the Northern Bank, If in turn the Northern Bank would the next morning lend $130,000 to the Carnegie Trust Company: that the loan was made, and the city's bal? ance, substantially increased. Samuel Untermyer, the chamberlain's counsel, asked for an early trial, which Dis? trict Attorney Whitman promised. Before his appointment Chamberlain Hyde was the law partner of Mayor Gaynpr. and has long been Ills per? sonal friend and political adviser. Mnyor Onynor L.oynl. During Hyde's absence in the South the Carnegie Trust Company! in which the city was a heavy depositor, went down, and a storm of criticism rose against him. It did 'not shake the Mayor's loyalty, and Mr. Gaynor came tn Ids defense with a public state? ment. Investigation of the Carnegie Trust Company brought out a batch of In? dictments against those controlling 113 affairs, who also are said to have boasted of Its friendship with Hyde. Various city depositories were shown to have made loans to tho Carnegie directly before or after they received city deposits, and the prosecution will attempt to prove that the promise of these deposits was used as a club to force the loans to the crippled Car? negie, then tottering to Its failure. About the time theso loans began to come In the chamberlain's secre? tary. John V. Smith, got $1-1,000 from the Onrnoglo in the form of various checks, which lie deposited to his pri? vate account. Shortly after he drew against this account $13,S00 In four checks, two of them payable to cash and two to the city chamberlain. The district attorney will try to prove this transaction covered a payment for services rendered. C. & 0. TRAIN DERAILED Kiiirlnecr nnd rircmiiii Killed nnd Scv cm I PiiHNcnirers Shnkpii tip, Hlnton. w. Va.. May 2.?The engineer ? and tireman of train No. 3 on the Chef a peak n and Ohio Cnllroad were killed und several passengers badly shaken up when their train was derailed near hero to-day. Tho dead are: t". T. litehor. engineer, of HuntltiK ton, W. Vii.. nnd It. Ritchie, fireman, n I linton. None of the passengers was serious? ly hurt. The train was en route from New York to Cincinnati. Carpenter Tells of Vast Coal Fields In next Sunday'* TlmcM-nixpntch the wcll-kuo>wii writer, Krank fi. t'nrpeuter, villi Ifnve 11 very Inter en ting' priory on I ncic Sum'* ennl tlelclM, Knowing how the public conl InndH ure' being; prospected nnd valued. He discusses the <iticstInn, How long will the coal lnstf nnd Ilten wrlte? of the new discoveries of the West. In the course of bl? contribution be (ell* of n talk with the director of the Geological Sur? vey about some wonderful npern VI,him of the government, which will hi'ld billions to our nnllonnl wealth. Rebels Plan to Launch Attack Against Bor? der Towns. GRAVE SITUATION ON WEST COAST Insurrectos Reported ? to Have Killed Thirty Federals and to Have Recaptured La Colo? rado?Reports That Reach President Taft Are Not Encouraging. Nogales. Ariz.. May 2.?Whatever ihe prospects of Mexican peace arc at Juarez and Chihuahua, there are no peaceful signs along the western coast of Mexico. News that dribblud Into Nogales to-day from various parts of Slnaloa and Koriora, tell of almost continuous fighting In those .States. Americans here familiar with the con? ditions across the border, regard the situation as grave. Not only is tne political welfare of tho Mexican slates affected, but American interests are said to be In danger. Even tho lives of Americans, hitherto held sacred bv Federals and rebels, are no longer safe in the Interior of Mexico. It Is reported. Railroad officers, who reached Nogales from Mexico to-day, brought warning from ihe rebels to remove all their families as quickly as possible into the United States and to advise all their American friends to do likewise; Coupled with these warnings, was the threat of the insurrectos that they intended, before the end of the week, I to launch attacks against all the Mex? ican border towns. Many Mexican families are leaving Mexico. Word came to-day from the Mngde lana district, southeast of Nogales, of the wiping out ot thirty Federals under Luis F.stralla by rebels near Ota t es. Reports of heavy fighting near La Colorado, southeastern section of So norn, were brought across to-day. The rebels. It is snld, have recaptured La Colorado, which was the scene of bitter lighting several weeks ago, The situation along the Southern Pacific Railroad lines, which parallel the western coast of Mexico for hun? dreds of miles, Is grave. 1511?< 11 - liimfeil Two Mourn. It Is reported that a force of Fed? erals, under Luis Kstralla. which left Magdalena, state of Sonora, Saturduy, was annihilated in a battle with re? bels at Otates, twenty miles enst ot Magdalena. Tho battle Is said to have lasted two hours, Fstralla and three of his men being the only ones to escnpe to Mag? dalena. Further news brought by passengers arriving from the West coast, is that the number of Federal killed at Otates was twenty-five. The rebels ambushed the government troops, while the lat? ter were escorting a wealthy farmer to his ranch near Magdalena. The insurrectos killed nearly all the Federal at the llrst volley. The farmer, whom the troops were escorting, it Is reported, was fatally wounded. lie was cared for by the rebels. Armistice linn No Effect. New Vor... May 2.?A long telegram received to-day by an official of n cor? poration having considerable Interests in Mexico, Indicates that Mexican of? ficials are leaving that section, as re? ported in dispatches from Nogales to? day. The armistice Is having no amelio? rating effect on the west coust, the telegram declares, "and Governor Rodo, of Slnaloa, who has commanded a Southern Pacific, train to carry troops from Mazatlan to Cullacan cannot hope more than those two points, nnd we doubt his ability to do 'this much longer." His fqree is declared to he totally inadequate to cope with tho rebels. This Information was sent from Tucson, Ariz., evidently on Sunday, and made no reference to subsequent ru? mors that Mazatlan had actually fallen into the hands of rebels. If this be true, the surrender of the city appar? ently wns made while a portion of Governor Rodo's force wns en route to Ctiliacan. The rebels began an attack on Ma? zatlan at 1 o'clock Saturday morning last, according to tho telegram, and there was spirited fighting for an 'hour. Desultory lighting continued tip to the time, the dispatch wns tiled. t)ne Southern Pacific locomotive and two cabooses were pierced by rebel shells. Since lnst Friday five bridges between Cullacan and San Bins were burned, and two between San Bias and Naynjo. Rands of guerrillas continue to commit serious depredations, and th?y have threa'.ned more bridges if the railway insists upon hauling Fed? eral troops. lieporl.? Nut Encouraging. Washington. I). C, May -.?The inoilllied Mexican reply to President Taft's protest against border fighting has been received by Ihe Slate De? partment. While Mexico has with? drawn some features of the original article, there are still indications that conflicting information has reached Washington and Mexico City. Both governments are seeking further light ! oh the actual happenings at the bor | der towns. The State Department will j not respond to counter representations i in the Mexican reply until its Investi? gation is completed. Jacob Wayser, a naturalized American oltlr.en, Imprls | onod lli Mexico City on a charge of Inciting rebellion, has been released 'under $100 bond. Reports of lite situation In Mexico that reach President Taft are not en? couraging. ?Mnt'lc" Mushy Itndly Wounded. Tecite. Lower California, May 2.? ?Mack" Mosby lies badly wounded In the capip of tho rebels here, two other members of ? Ills hand are slightly wounded, nnd two Mexican national soldlors are dead, as a result of an (Continued on Ninth Page.) SOLUTION SUGGESTED Public Owned Warehouse Method of HundllnK Soutu's Orcnt C'rnp, Raton Rouge. La., May 2.?"The ware house, operated by a sovereign Ktate. through one ot Its boards of adminis? tration, will bo known wherever cot? ton Is known, nnd its rccelptB will bu current throughout tho financial world." in these words. President W. B Thompson, of the New Orleans Cot? ton Exchange, in an address before the Louisiana State Hankers' AssocJa tlon bore to-day, indorsed the puhllu owned warehouse as the solution of the present defectlvo system of handling tho South's grent cotton crop. "If we can store 'cotton In stich i warehouse, at a comparatively Insig? nificant pxpetis.o to tho owner." said Mr. Thompson, "and can fnrmth hint with a receipt of unquestioned and widely approved character, and if wo can supply the shipper from such warehouse with a lading document of unquestioned authenticity nnd sterlinu values, our market wilt combine the availing virtues of economv and prob? ity, ami will answer the demands of the exporter, the hanker and the uro ducer at unco. "These things can lie done by prop? er effort, supported by determined pur? pose, and when accomplished will es? tablish conditions which will automati? cally bring supplies, buyers and monev to our market, Increase tho valtto of cotton to the producer thereof, ndd to our own Importance and prosperity and. finally, will liberale cconinnb forces, which will make New Orleans and not Liverpool the ronccntratinir nnd distributing mnrket of the world" Mr. Thompson said the present'** of a great free stock of cotton tit an American port would InrHo compe? tition in ocean carrlnge. cause a re? duction In rates, and hv these menus overthrow the Injurious monopoly ot the great Liverpool business. URGES FIGHT ON POLYGAMY .\ntltinnl Congress of Mothers Assnils Mormon Organization. Washington, May 2,?Declaring that wherever the Mo. mon organization controls, the church Is In undisputed j possession of all pal'.ticu! power con? trary to the Co.'.stllu .on of the United Stales, the Natloc.nl Congress of Moth? ers, just before the close of Its lit teenth annual session here to-night, adopted resoiu.': ...t urging Congress to enact legislation lo "wash out the foul stain of polygamy," and destroy the power of this Institution, recommend ting an amendment to the Constitu? tion, giving the Federal government jurisdiction over the crime of polyg? amy, and protesting against tho ac? ceptance by the battleship Utah of the silver service, hearing the representa? tion of Brlgham Young. Other resolutions adopted urge the passage of laws prohibiting the Inter? marriage of feeble-minded and degen? erate persons, denying the use of soothing syrups and "medicated soft drinks." thank President Taft for his light against the "while slave trafllc" and deprecating the publication of anything that is a menace to public morals, particular objection being made to the so-called comic supple? ment. The congress meets next yinr in j Texas, and it Is probable that Dallas will be chosen as Ihe city. MEASURE INTRODUCED lilll Designed to Facilitate MiitiiiiU'-n tion at Cite KipiUuhlc. Albany. N. V., May '.'.?Chairman Sul llvnn and Itoey, of the Insurance Committees of the Legislature, to-day Introduced a hill designed to facili? tate the mtttunllzatlon of the iSquttunle Life Assurance Society. The bill has the' approval of the Stale Insurance Department, the mutuallssntlon com mi It CO of the Equitable ami the voting trustees, representing .!. P. Morgan, the majority hold.r of the Kq til table's slock. At present insurance corporations are prohibited from acquiring or In? vesting In their own stocks. Tho bill authorizes them to Invest In such stocks in case such acquisition is In furtherance of a plan toward mutuall zallon. The law also Is changed so that a stock life ?insurance corporation may become n mutual concern by currying out any plan for the acquisition of its stock, which shall he atloptcd by a majority vote of Us directors and ap? proved by a majority of Its stock? holders nnd policy-holders and the Su? perintendent of Insurance. SWEEPING DENIAL MADE Clover's Widow Contradicts State? ments or Buttle LeUliino. Cambridge, Mass.. May 2.?Sweeping denials of many of the statements con? tained in the deposition of liattic Le? itlinie, taken at St. .lohn. N. B., were made to-day by Mrs. Lillian ('.lover, willow of Clarence F. Clover, the mur? dered Wnlthnm laundry man. when she resumed her testimony in the. Supreme j Court to-day, as a witness for the will made by her late husband, which is being contested by four of Clover's brothers. Mrs. Clover said she never quarreled with her husband over his will, nor had she Insisted thnt he make his brother. Seymour Glover, a beneficiary. To controvert the statement In the Le Blanc girl's deposition, that there was no show of affection between Mrs. Clover and her husband. Mrs. Glover Idem tiled a letter that had been writ? ten to her by her husband front a New Brunswick hunting camp. This letter abounded In terms of endearment. On cross-examination, she. denied thnt she had ever talked over business affairs In the presence of llattle. SOUTH WILL CELEBRATE Series of Notable Events to Murk Open? ing of Phncimn Omni. New Orleans. Lit.; May 2.? DeOpltO conclusions were reached regarding ii national celebration hen; in IP13, In recognition of the opening of tho Pan? ama ('anal, at a conference to-dny be? tween <; Grosvcnor \Datyc, managing director <>f tho Southern Commercial Congress, and the committee of ion. oi'Kanl/.ed for the purpose. The event will be styled the '.'United Anieiieus' 1913 Celebration." and will be under Hie auspices o( the Southern Commercial Congress, uniting all the Southern Slates In a series of inter? national events and conventions, pa? geants anil excursions to iho canal The committee decided to raise ft fund of $200,000 for pageants. The general management of the convention will be ln the ha mis of ihe congress: Burglnrs Djrnnnilve llmiU. Danville, 111., May 2.?Burglars dyn? amited the private hunk of Alexander Pate, nt Wellington. Iroquols county. HI., early to-day and escaped with $ I..500. Legislature Adjourns. Lansing, Mich., May 2.?The biennial session of the Legislature- was foruuill) adjourned to-day. BREIS RECORD ON EIME SIEHT Three Thousand People Hear Gluck, Martin and Great Chorus. RECEIPTS ALMOST REACH $10,000 Crowning Triumph of Years Marks Closing Performance, as House Rings With Ap- . plause?Hundreds Turned Away From Balcony. Grand Opera Next. Greatest Festival Yet. President Cnriey, of the Wednes? day Club, Hnhl hint nlnht Hint the approximate reeeint? from the. thrfc concert* nt the City AudUorillttt| would nniount to sfl).il(tt). which menus tlint the club nest yenr ?III spend nhout 910.000 lastend of , $10,001) tu brinsVlnK Slctr'opolltiin Opern Company ?tarn to lttchmond fur the annual sprliiR feMtlvnl of till-. An near us Mr. Cortey could tlKiirc. S.000 people attended the three pcrfnrinnocrii. Mitre than 3,000 persims were present lout ulsbt, while nt lenst ?J.OO!) were at the inuthier. .Ycxt yenr the Wednesday Club ivlll work for a ?tili (rrenter festival. BY W. DOUGLAS GOIIDOX. With the creat steel roof of tho City Auditorium echoing the mighty strains ot Tschnlkowsky's "Slavlu Marcb." the most brilliant and suc? cessful series of concerts ever given In Richmond came to an end last night. All honor to the Wednesday Club. Beaching out above and beyond anything and everything that has ever boon attempted In this section, tha president and governors of this organ" Istation have given to the Blchmond public the best, the highest and -the greatest music that can be heard, save in the great cities of the world. After tbis festival, nothing remains except grand opera In Its entirety. ""-? ' " To Mr. Scrlvcnor. as trainer of tho chorus, with Miss Trlgg, ami to him as chairman of tho committee on music, with his able associates, be? longs the credit of the programs and for the artists and orchestra, but to President, Corley, who, with the men who have, aided and upheld him, hna worked itnd tolled for months over the intricate and discouraging pecu? niary details of the tremendous un? dertaking, should b0 given the hearty thanks of the whole community fur having made It possible to carry out the artistic arrangements of the music committee, plans, which, completed and effected, have given to Blchmond. such music as it has never heard be? fore. Crowd There In Afternoon. Early in the afternoon, it became apparent that the character of tho festival was of an infinitely higher order than it had ever been in tho eighteen yenrs ot the club's existence; tho afternoon audience was much larger than any preceding matinee had drawn?the great hall was well tilled; almost full. But tit night came the crowning triumph of years of solf-sncriticing, unselfish work?hundreds were turned away from the balcony, and there were not more than twenty scats vu can't'tin the main floor, and tho house scam 3.100. Tho afternoon concert opened with" the overture to Aubcr's "Fra Dlavolo,? with Its quick. Inspiring, marching, martial rhythm, und for the second number appeared Amato. the mar? velous, singing the famous "Largo hi Fnctotuni," from Itossittf's "Barber of Seville." Merc the actor Amato showed himself. With wonderful facile expression he sang the almost breath? less account of bow the people called to him?"Figaro here. Figaro there." running up in tones of ringing beauty lo the a above the third leger line of the bass clef. Later In the concert this splendid young Italian sang tha great aria from Massenet's "Le Roi de Lahore." in tones of such heroic, hyfi llant, almost Incredible power that ono sat almost appalled thai so much should be given to one man. Truly n Wonderful Voice. In this glorious aria Stgnor Amato sang with a smoothness, a legato style, that displayed the art of thq "bei canto" singer developed to Its highest degree. Ills softer tones floated as do those of a lyric tenor, hut to? ward the end of the aria his mighty voice swelled and rounded and grew until It seemed that he must hava reached the end ot even bis limitless power and then ho went up and up to a great, ringing G. held It there and then swelled and thrilled It. After this, he came back and sang the incomparable sons; of Wolfram, "To the Evening Star," beginning with the recitative, he sang sombrely Hie lines usually translated "Like dentil's dark shadow, night around us fnileth," and then after the four measures of the harp, he entered into the exquisite melody, "O, TitOU Sublime, Sweet Evening Star." witli a .simple, lender softness, a perfection of art, und n dignity of demeanor that made even those of us who under- '\ stand not one word of Italian alt In ? >; tensest silence, drinking In the al-; .' most unnatural beauty ot a great golden voice. House Applauds Wlckhant. Miss Florence Wtckhain made her-V-vi only appearanco during the festival .'/J at Ibis concert. Her first number wnrt.;^ Ihe "Habanera," from "Carmen,/"??, which she sang with considerable jjji dramatic power and In a free, full aitit"** well rounded voice. For an encore'jf.i she sang Juot one-halt of U*? a/lu fLoa*y?