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Expected to A dopt Mea?
sure Which Will Deny
Right of License.
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.
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. ,
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judge Goff Names May
25 as Date for Anti
Trust Trial.
Department of Justice Fighting
Hard to Break Up Monopoly,
Sixteen Companies Being
Under Indictment?All
Enter "Not Guilty"
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
. 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.
Relinquishes Position in
Order Not to Embar?
rass Gaynor.
Enters Plea of Not Guilty to
Charges of Bribery and Taking
Unlawful Fee, and Is Re?
leased on $7,500 Bail.
Victim of Con?
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
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?
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.
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.
Insurrectos Reported ? to Have
Killed Thirty Federals and to
Have Recaptured La Colo?
rado?Reports That Reach
President Taft Are Not
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
Tho battle Is said to have lasted two
hours, Fstralla and three of his men
being the only ones to escnpe to Mag?
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?
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
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
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?
?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.)
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.
.\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?
The congress meets next yinr in
j Texas, and it Is probable that Dallas
will be chosen as Ihe city.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Three Thousand People
Hear Gluck, Martin
and Great Chorus.
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
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?
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
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?

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