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RICHMOND, VA-, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1911. THB WKATETKR TO-DAT?RaUu PRICE TWO CENTS. Defenses Opening Day Brings Prisoner Small Comfort "linfn?r, for defen*r-Reading from left to riebt?Scatedi W, B. Bradley, Chorlm I,. Pit^r, John C. Hobcrtnnn, IJ. I,. Tonty. Standing (left to right)! Georite fiarey, II. R. RohriiioD, .lohn W. .Moore. HENRY C. BEATTIE, JTt. (Copyright by Homeler & Clark.) BROADNAX ROBERTSON. ALEXANDER ROBERTSON. HAVE JONES AND GLASS VIOLATED PUBLICITY LAW? Their Campaign Ex? pense Accounts Not Filed in Time. HEAVY PENALTY iVirtlrf Bkl EXAC iElJ. Statements of Martin and Swan? son Received by Secretary of Senate, but Their Opponents Apparently Have Failed to Comply With Legal Requirements. Washington. D. C-. August 30.?Pri? mary election expense statements from Senators Thomas B. Martin and Claude A. Swanson. of Virginia, the first to be tiled under the new publicity law that went into effect August l'J. reach? ed the office of Secretary tlennett of the Senate, to-day. In the absence of Secretary Bennett oflicials of his office declined to make them public. Ttvo of the caudldatcw In the Virginia senatorial primaries, W. A. Jones and (.'arter (ilnss, ha\e not yet reported their expenses to the aecretary of the senate, and apparently stand In viola? tion of the In?. The requirement is that the first expense statement shall be filed not later than ten days before the primary election. Yesterduy vraa the last day In nhleh statements could lie deposited in the mall to comply with the law, the date of the primary betna; September 7. No reports hod been received to-day from Congress? men Glaus and Jones, nho are con? testants in the Virginia race against the two Senators. Failure to Hie statements within the required time before election, If done wilfully, carries with It the penalties of the law of 1910, namely, a line not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year or both. Following Secretary Bennett's decli? nation to make the expense statements public, a careful examination of the new publicity law resulted In the startling disclosure that In the act, presumed to be most drastic, there Is no requirement for publicity of tho In? dividual statements filed by candi? dates for the Senate or tho House of Heproscntstlves. The la wrequlres the filing of In? dividual expense statements and pledges of (appointments, but It is ipparently loft to the discretion of the secretary of the Senate or the clerk of the House, as the case may be, to decide whether these statements shall bo given to the public. The pub? licity law of 1910 requires that the. ex? penses of campaign committees ? hall be a part of a public record In the office of the clerk of tho House "and shall be open to public inspection." Law Entirely Silent. The statements rec tved to-day from Sentors Martin and dvsanson will be forwarded to Secretary Bennett In New York. What construction he will place on the now law Is not) known. It was generally understood here during the preparation of the new law, amending the act of 1910, that the amendments were dcs>?71ed to glTJcs actual publicity to the Individual ex? penses of candidates for t'he Senate and House of Representatives. Much surprise was- expressed to-day when If was realized that the- law was en? tirely silent upon the matter of mak? ing these private expense statements public. The law requires that the expendi? tures by committees In the election of (representatives shall be a part of the public record of the House. May Re Flrat Violators. Thero was much - Interest In local political circles last night when It became known, through advh.es from Washington, that Representatives W. (Continued onfljecondTPngo.) DISABLED SHIPS Rescue Fleet Composed of Fly ing Squadron of Revenue Cutters. HURRICANE HAS SPENTJTS FORCE Sixteen on oicmn? Lexington Rescued After Desperate Battle at Sea?Conditions More N<%rmal in Charleston, With Losses Estimated at More Than $1,000,000. Washington, D. C, August 30.?A flying squadron of five revenue cutters is to-day searching the Atlantic coast from Key West to New York for dis? abled ships which may have been caught In the hurricane Monday and may be drifting north with the Gulf Stream. Commandant Bertholf said he was con? vinced there were many small sailing ships helpless at sea, unable to commu? nicate their distress. The Onondaga, at Norfolk; the Sem inole, at Wilmington, N. C; the Yam acraw, at Cnarleston; the Forward, at Key West, and the Seite ca, at New York, comprise the rescue fleet. The Yamacraw, whloh did gallant work In taking off passengers from the llnef Lexington, has been directed to search for the schooner Beesle "Whiting, of New York, reported helpless ninety miles due east of Savannah, deserted by all her crew, and with only ber cap? tain, his wife and the cook aboard. The Semlnole Is searching for the schooner Fortuna, which also has aboard her captain, his wife and cook, her crew having been taken off by the tank steamer Llgonler. spent Its Power. The southern storm has spent Its power and practically disappeared, ac cording to statements fi om the Weath? er Bureau to-day. It was in no sensa a West Indian hurricane, according to the government forecasters. The storm originated, so far as present reports show, somewhere southwest of the Ber? muda Islands, between . those Islands and the American coast, breaking off the edgo of tho high pressure area. Detailed reports have not been re? ceived In Washington from tho af? fected areas, but are expected by mall within the next day or " two. The Weather Bureau reports a low pres? sure area continuing in the South. Major-General Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army, has been noti? fied that sixteen buildings at Fort .Monitrie. Ga., were more or less dam? aged by the storm on the South At? lantic coast. No casualties were re? ported and no relief was asked. Itesctied by Cutter. Charleston. S. C, August 30.?twelve passengers, a steward and thre<i col? ored employos of tho steamer Lexing? ton, of the Miners' and Merchants' Line, were brought here early to-day by the revenue cutter Yamacraw. which left the captain and crew of forty-three men on. board. Two fire? men are reported to have been burned ] to death and a third terribly scalded. First Officer Chamberlain sustained a fracture of his right shoulder. The steamship has her nose Imbedded In quicksand off Hunting Island, at the mouth of the Edlsto River, and It Is said that she will he a total loss. The Lexington was bound from Sa? vannah to Philadelphia with twelve passengers, all of whom were rescued For twenty-four hours tho steamship battled desperately against the hurri? cane, finally being driven aground, I where the tremendous waves smashed violently against her, and where pow? erful wind tossed, her about In the mud. Three times was she covered with water, the pumps expelling (Continued on Second Page.} CROWD NFJAR COinTHOl'SE. _(Photo by ~W. W. Foster.) NEW GUN FOR USE AGAINST AIRSHIPS Perfected by Army and Soon Will Be Experimented With at Sandy Hook. Washington. August 30.?A new slx pounder gun, equipped with specially adapted high explosive projectiles and shrapnel shells, to demolish aeroplanes and balloons In battle, has been per? fected by the United States Army, it can be elevated at any angle, and possesses a maximum effective range of seven miles. The construction of the new rifle has just been completed at the Kock Island, Illinois, arsenal. Experiments with it will begin ut the Sandy Hook proving grounds within a 1 fortnight. The army thus Is in ad-! vance of the navy, tow.ird solution of j the problem of defense against air ships The navy only a few days ago conducted Its drat tests with the car? riage of a oue-poundei gun. The shells which this army gun will hurl Into the skies are described as re? markable devices. They will be load? ed with dunnlte or other high explo? sives, and upon bursting will send forth a shower of shot in a cone-like area, similar to tho performance of aj skyrocket, almost certain to strike an; airship If aimed with any degree of] accuracy. other projectlves which have been designed for the new gun | contain only a high explosive, whicn upon exploding would wreck any air? ship In Its vicinity. Kollow? In Wake ot Shell. Following In the wake of these pow? erful projectlves will be tracors which will aid In accurately aiming the gun In the course of a hostile airship. The tracors to be used in tho day? light hours will be of smoke, while sparks will show the path of the shell at night. The sight of the now gun also has been perfected, designed to meet the changing conditions of the tracing of a projectile, fired at vary? ing angles. As soon as the angle of the aeroplane has been delected, the sight will automatically set the gun to the proper elevation. The gun Is the result of experiments held at Sandy Hook teveral months ago. In the experiments at Sandy Hook, the army will shoot at balloons and box kites, and possibly a real aero? plane will be used for the purpose of | sighting at great distances. The Sig? nal Corps will be asked to co-operate with the Ordnance Department and send one of Its airships now at Col? lege Park. Md., to the proving grounds. Credit for the Invention belongs to ordnance i.-*perts of the army working under direction of Brigadier-General William Crozier, chief of ordnance. GORMAN WINS BY ONE VOTE j _. Results of Maryland Primary as Shown by Practically Complete Returns. Baltimore. Md., August 30.?On the; face of practically complete unofficial: returns to-day from the Democratic j primary election In Maryland yester- , day, State Senator Arthur Pue Oormaji^ dofeoled State Smator Rlnlr Keo fo*' the gubernatorial nomination by on'' vote In the State Convention to he | held next month. Senator Odrman: will have sixty-five vote* aa against; sixty-four for Senator I.ee. A factor that contributed to Sen? ator Lee's defeat was the loss of one vote each in two of tho counties ho carried because of a decrease In popu ^tlon. as shown by tf? )Ut MfiSKA Fl YEARS' HUNT ENDS IN MEMPHIS Negro and Wife Arrested After Long Search for Coun? terfeiters. Washington, August 30.??A waver? ing red line, staggering across a street map of the city of Memphis, on the wall at secret service headquarters here, records the story of a five-years' hunt for a counterfeiter of silver dol? lars, which reached Its climax In Mem? phis to-day with the arrest of John G. Payne, a negro, and his wife. For more than five years the dol? lars which Payne is charged with making have been passing through banks in Memphis, and some have even reached the Subtreasuries. They were accounted among the most dangerous counterfeit money with which the gov? ernment has had to deal. All the re? sources of the secret service failed to turned up a clue as to their source. Three months ago Assistant Chief W. H. Moran, the government's crack man on difficult cases, sent "Bill" Nye, also one of the flower of the service, to Memphis. A few weeks later, at a negro emancipation celebration at Pa ducah. Nye picked up the first Infor? mation which led to the Identification of Payne as the map allege^ to have been passing the dangerous coins. Nye followed Payne back to Mem? phis, consulted with Moran, and the two men laid out a campaign. Trnll Thruuish City. Then almost inch by Inch. Nye le gan picking a trail through the streets of Memphis to Payne's house. Every day. Moran in Washington, with a pen and red Ink. recorded the progress of Nye's search upon a map of the cltyi of Memphis. A few days ago the , thin red line c;imo to an end <n lh<> j suburbs of Memphis, eight miles from the heart of the city. It Btoppid in front of un isolated farm house, sur- i rounded by a high board fence which ; made it impossible for Nye to see In j the windows. To-day Moran flashed a message , over the wire to Memphis, and a few j hours later Nye reported the arrest of1 Payne and his wife, as well as his capture of several of the counterfeit, coins, the outfit for making them and the genuine dollars from which the moulds were made. On the counterfeits have been po oullar little dents and scratches. Nye, reported that he found them In the genuine colry. he took in the raid. Mbran says that proves that the moulds from which the counterfeits: were made were so perfect that thoy | even reproduced the scratches and j nick? of the genuine coins. , I WILL ACCEDE TO DEMANDS i Southern Wholesale Grocers Consent ti Dissolution of Combination. Washington, August 30.?Lawyers representing the Southern Wholesale Grocers' Association, which the gov? ernment Is prosecuting as a trust under the Sherman law, have practical? ly agrees to accede to the demands of the Department of Justice. A for? mal decree, which will accomplish the legal dissolution of the combination Is being prepared. In It the grocers sub? mit to practically all tho demands made by the government In its suit. Another alleged combination, the so-called electrical trust, Is also under dissolution by the same process. A formal decree In that case probably will be ready in a few weeks. I. O. WEXDEXBIRG. BY PROGRESSIVES Gets Nomination for Presidency, With No Dissenting Voice. Mexico City. August 30.?With no dissenting voice. Francisco I. Madero this afternoon received the nomina? tion of the Progressive party for President, but Dr. Francisco Vasquez Gomez, his old running mate, nnd erstwhile ags.nt of the revolution at Washington, was grilled by partisans of thret, ether candidates for the vice pi tf-tdency. When the convention adjourned to? night, the candidacy ot no other man fcr the vice-presidency than Vasqutz Comes had been considered. Jose l'lno Suare continued a favorite in th^ hot? ting, with Alfreao Kobles Dominguez as second aholce. Madero wiis the only canAldat; for the presidency, whose name was placed before the convention. No speech was made. The chairman announced his candidacy, went through the formality of asking If there were others, und was greeted by a chorus of "noes." One delegate seated on the stagu at? tempted to make a speech In Madora's support. The delegates shouted him down, and called for a vote. It was unanimous. A committee was Appointed to noti? fy Madero o< his nomination. When It had performed Its duty and reported that he had accepted and had agreed to appear before the body at 11 o'clock to-morrow, the convention adjourned, nnd marched In a bod) to Mudern's home In ColnnlaJuuivz. Impromptu speeches were then x chunged. after which the newl;-cre atet'. politicians left for their hotels. First Plat ft tm Adopted. Wearied by the exercise, of their constitutional. but hitherto unused right to nominate candidates for tue presidency and vlco-presldcncy. dele? gates to the. first national convention of the Progressive party ? ia"> last night adopted a platform that .--ags be? neath Its burden of reforms. The ilrst plank of the platform provided for the strict maintenance of the Consti? tution of "57. Some delegate proposed i that there be added to this, "and the laws of the reform," the measure by which Benlto Jaurez brought abo >t the separation of church and state. Delegates jealous of the unlram meled exercise of their civil rights, gesticulated and shouted tht lr np-; proval of the amendment. In the end the plank as written was adopted -j The convention pledged Its candi? dates to carry out the principles of; antl-re-eloetion. and to work for a1 revision of the election laws Another plank provides for a revis? ion of the system of taxing, favors the department of public resources nnd promises to combat monopolies and special privileges. The party pledges Its representa- j lives to work for a reform of the Judl- j clal and legal systems Improvement i In the educational system of the coun? try also la promised. If electod on this platform. Fran? cisco I. Madero. .lr, may be expected to exercise a friendly Interost In Cen- i trnl -American affairs. One provision | of the pnrty's program Is for an ex tension of the nation's friendly rela? tions with foreign countries, "especi? ally those of I^atln America." This provision concludes with the promise to "direct prudently the policy of the government towards bringing I (C^nttnuedT on~8eoond Page ). HIGHWAYMAN IS BROUGHT FORTH, GUN ON SHOULDER Beattie's Lawyers Produce Witnesses Who Saw Man With Scraggly Beard Sauntering Along To? ward Turnpike. STATE TARRIES LONG ENOUGH TO SLAP BOY OFF THE STAGE Commonwealth Refuses to Take New Development Seriously and Hints That Supposed Highwayman May Be Produced Under Real Guise in Court. by JOSEPH F. GEISINGElT. But for the dramatic entry of the bearded highwayman upon the scene said an occasional touch of blessed humor that helped lift the shadows for a moment, the trial of Henry Beultlo. alleged wife murderer, dragged through a tame and uneventful sixth day. the Commonw??lth finally resting and the defense open .ng Its case. Tarrying a moment to slap off the stage the irrepressible messenger boy, who strolled In the afternoon before with a story that threatened to upset one of the. vital features of its wnole carefully-balanced case, the State speedily closed, having little else to say until the rebuttal comes. Then tho prlsonet began bis defense, and the trial took a turn Into a new lane, revealing for ?m f.rst time a glimpse of the other side of the picture. Isolated facts of consid? erable interest on their own account came forth now and then, but the signal event of the day was the definite indication of the line to be pursued by Beattie In his struggle against the heavy odds now massed before him. Very plainly, the prisoner's counsel, by their plan of attack, showed a purpose to stick firmly to the original story of the crime and to right to a finish from this vantago ground. Not only was this true, but before the defense's return movement was two hours old it had ventured even to produce the highwayman himself, bring? ing him to view, with shotgun on shoulder, a few miles from the scene of the murder, a few hours before its occurrence, striding steadily toward the fatal spot. In fact, before the evening closed, two highwaymen had appeared, and, unfo'tunately for the defense, their beards did not match, one being gray and the other red. Henry Beattie More Cheerful. When Henry Beattie went back to his lonely and cheerless cell last night he seemed in somewhat bettor spirits. The day hail not brought a vast deal of comfort to him. but at all events the ulher aide had ceased its merciless pound? ing, and he was beginning to hoar something In his own favor a!t last. He took It very calmly. The circles around his eyes were deeper than ever, and hl? face was still haggard by comparison wim Its recent complaisant cast; but the dogged, hunted look that would steal upon him occasionally gave place to a distinctly more hopeful vision of the future, it seemed. Whatever it may mean to him In the end. the first stroke for him brought keen grutitlcatlon to the prisoner In the mere fact of seeing some one willing to stand firmly by his side. At one time he leaned his head on the bar In front of him and laughed convulsively The county clown was on the stand, and Beattie. he It said for him, laughed only because ne could not do otherwise. Neither could any one else. It Is now believed that the trial will conclude by the middle of next week. With the State done and the defense's hand more or less clearly shown, there was some opportunity yesterday to get it practical view of the prospect. The ocfansc will probably conclude Its testimony by noon to-morrow with the ap? pearance of the prisoner himself in the witness chair. The rebuttal will con? sume the remainder of that day and the morning of the following. It may bo possible to get to tho instructions by Saturday afternoon or by Monday morn? ing at the latest. Then the argument will begin and continue two days. Thia would carry It up to Wednesday, when In all likelihood the jury will enter upon Its consideration of the verdict. What the rebuttal will bring forth It is impossible to say at this momenti A change had come ov?r the face of things again yesterday, and it is now not certain after all that Bculah Uinford. the woman in the case, will ever take the stand. Developments alone can decide this positively. Tho argument will precipitate one of the most brilliant legal battles of late years. In the fore? front will stand Smith and Wendenburg, with Carter and Gregory ably sup? porting each. It will be a fight worth seeing. .Many Highwaymen Appear. The defense, with no blare of trumpets, quietly but rather suddenly, laid down Its trump card soon after yi? dinner recess. A tottering but sharp-witted. old farmer named Hepshaw, a Mormon, had just given a rambling account c . the discovery of a stranger in the Midlothian precincts a few days nhcady< the crime. Henshaw saw him on three separate occasions?on w?dne.oa(j Friday and Monday preceding the homicide.. Twice he was sitting by t? m\\t) and once walking aimlessly along. This was within three-quarters ,R ttoutu from the spot where the murder was committed. The stranger wa^ nge j built'man, rather tall, weighing about ISO pounds, about fifty- year Alto with a two weeks' growth of beard on his face.'' The beard w't jj jnfliia.w to gether a very queer looking character, the wayfarer appeare?*t0 be a harmless lunatic. ,rryman. ?prlngin? Promptly after this witness came W. U. Holland, a 0.*rr>man? (Continued on Eighth Page.*