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<ET.MEgKouND*Dp??"*_ WHOLE NUMBER 18,764 RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1911. THE tt KAT1IER TO-DAY?Fair. PRICE TWO CENTSty ITALIAN TROOPS HAVE OCCUPIED SULTANIA FORT Soldiers Are Landed From Fleet of Bom? barding Warships FEW BODIES OF TURKS ARE FOUND Rumors of Naval Battle /in Turkish Waters, Attack on Mityiene and Blowing Up of Italian Battleship Not C o n fi r m e d?Talk of Peace Negotiations. l/mdon. October 5.?The Italian flag] floats over feultsnls fort ut Tripoli,' which Is occupied by landing parties. Part of the lleet Is anchored In the; harbor and tho other warships lie a' short distance, from the dismantled fortifications. Few bodies of Turks have been found among the ruins of the forts, and ap? parently no great number of Turks were killed by the bombardment. According to a Constantinople re? port, not yet confirmed, the Italian warships to-day bombarded Rcnghazi and Demo. Various rumors concerning a naval rngagemont In Turkish waters, tin at? tack against Mityiene and the blowing up of the Italian battleship Contc-dl Cavour at Tripoli have not been con llrmed from any quarter. An Interesting report Is current from Constantinople that while Germany favors the adoption of the Italian ulti? matum as the basis of peace negotla-j lions. Great Britain proposes that Trip? oli shall become a privileged tributary] Turkish vilayet under joint Turco-, Italian administration, thus retaining' the sovereignty of the Sultan. Korcca Are Landed. Rome. October 6.?A dispatch from Tripoli says the Italians have occu? pied Sultanla fort. The Olornalc D'ltallu aays that de? tachments of marines havo been land? ed In Tripoli to protect the consulate, the Italian church and hospital. Fort Return* Fire. Ixmdon. October 6.?The Chronicle's t Constantinople dispatch front Tripoli! says thnl Italian warships are bom? barding Benghazi and Ocrna, and that the former Is vigorously returning the Itrr. Greece In on Alert. Athens. October 5.?Besides calling out the reserves In Fplrus on Octo-i her 3. the government proposes to mob? ilize part of the reserves In Thessaly. The number will be limited to a few thousand?sufficient to protect the frontier against any attempted coup on the part of Turkey. Landing; All 'Along Coast. Malta. October E>.?Fugitives from Tripoli, who arrived to-night, soy that parties of Kalians arc landing all along the const from Tripoli to Ben? ghazi. It Is believed, however, that tbero will be no landing In force until the main expedition arrives. Small bodies of Aruhs sklrmlBhed with the landing parties. t 111 ma I n m Withdrawn, Corfu, October 5.?The ultimatum of Vlce-Admiral tho Luke o'f the Abruz'zl., threatening to bombard Provesa, has been withdrawn. . DISTRICT ATTORNEY SILENT j Will Not Talk of Alleged Trap to Catch| Assemblymen. New York, October 5.?District Attor? ney Whitman woud neither affirm nor deny to-night a report published here this evening that he bad set a trap to catch six memfJers of the Stute Assem? bly who, It wan charged, had offered to sell their votis In favor of the Gil? tens racing bill for $1,000 each. The ' Giltens bill repeals tho law \ctcling <llre.-ior.-i of racing organizations per-! sonally llbalc for gambling done on their premises. It does not appear that the rnelng Interests had any knowl? edge of the alleged negotiations. Three of the Assemblymen described In tho report wero said to bo Repub? licans and three Democrats. Tho re? ports of these men, according to the story, were offered when a detective In Albany, representing civic associations who had henrd that certain members of the Assembly were willing to Bell their votes, dropped a hint to an As? semblyman ,-that the racing Interests wero preparing to reward substantially those Instrumental In the passing ot tho Olttens bill. The men are ssld, according to the report, to have en? tered Into negotiations with alleged representatives of the "racing frrefess,'' but later becamo alarmed when they apparently heard that the district at tornoy was setting a trap for them, and dcclncd to consummate tho trans? action. MAYOR RIDDICK IN DEBATE Argues With John MncVlckrr on Subject nf Commission Government. Atlanta, Gn., October 8.?"Home rule for cities" occupied tho attention of the delegates to tho convention of tho League of American Municipalities hero to-day, featured by a debate between Mayor J. O. Rlddick. of Norfolk, and .fohn MaoVlckor, of Deo Molnes. on the subject of commission government. The election of officers and selec' tlon of the next place of meeting will be reached to-mbrrow afternoon. .Ship Fire Causes $150,000 Dsmsge, Now York, October 6.?Fire In the hold of tho steamship Tennyson, ready to sail for Brazilian ports, caused) damage of about $50,000 to the vessel .ind her general cargo. Tho 140 pas? sengers booked to salt on tho Tenny? son will be delayed several days unfit repairs are made. > REPROVED BY TAFT Politician's Political Speech Not Hel iitbed by President. Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6.? President Taft to-day politely but llrinly reproved the president of the Young Men's Republican Leaguo of Utah. Fred \V. Price, when the latter, lulloduclng him to ah Immense crowd at the Slate Fair, mude a bitterly par. tlsan speech. It whh as tho prospec? tive Republican cundldato for the presidency In 1912 that Mr. Price pre? sented Mr. Taft, and after predicting that he would be "triumphantly elect? ed" and that November next year would find the "Democracy of Utah In Its customary place, deep down In the 'slough of despond,' " he Introduced the Chief Magistrate of the nation as "Wll Hcfward Taft, of Ohio." "I am here," said the President, em? phasizing each word significantly, "as President of the United States." There was a lusty cheer from tho crowd, which was followed by a laugh when Mr. Taft humorously closed the ?ncldent by saying: "My friend, tho president of the Young Men's Repub? lican League of Utah. Is probably a better Republican than he Is a pro? phet." , The President then launched Into a dlscuFflon of his tariff vetoes, repeat? ing the arguments and explanations he has made at other points during his trip. To-night Mr. Taft attended a ban? quet at the Commercial Club prior to leaving for Pocatello, Idaho, shortly before midnight. At the banquet he spoke briefly on the trust question and the relation of government to bu?. Iness, following the lines laid down In his Detroit and Waterloo speeches. The President spent the entire day In Salt Lake City. At the Mormon tabernacle, where he preached a ser? mon two years ago. the President to? day greeted the "Old Folks" of Utah, who were being given their setnl-an nual entertainment. Mr. Taft spoke to them on the sub? ject of peace treaties with Great Brit? ain and Franc*. MORE BODIES FOUND It n inn of PInnd-Swept A matin Giving; I i> Their Uend. Austin. Pa.. October 5.?In a day's work of overhauling the wreckage here, due to the breaking of the dam last Saturday and the resultant Hood, five additional bodies wero accounted for to-day. Four complete bodies and the nether limbs of a woman are in the morgue to-night, in such condition that their Immediate disposition has been ordered. The dead recovered to date number fifty, with about twen? ty-live more to be accounted for ac? cording to the census by which the uabuulties are checked off. Commissioner of Health Dlxon to? night received notification from Phila? delphia that another step toward the relief of Austin has been taken by the Pennsylvania Ballroad. which has sent out a clrculur to all Its repre? sentatives and agents to accept and forward without charge all goods of? fered them consigned to the relief committee at Austin. The circular tpcclfles that not only docs this refer lo food supplies and clothing, but everything that can be used for the relief of the stricken people, Including coal. Interest centres to-night In the In? quest-.*' i will he opened to-morrow. District i rnoy M. B. Nelson has thus far ueclincd to disclose whom he Will Subpoena as witnesses, but to? day asked the Department of .Health to retain two bodies upon which to hold a post-mortem to-morrow. YANCEY IS EXPELLED He la Ouatrd from Membership In Cot? ton Kirbnuge. New Orlennp. La., October 5.?W. J. Yancey. formerly a wealthy cotton irroker nnd member of the defunct spot cotton firm of Knight. Yancey & Co., of Decatur. Ala., who is adjudged tu have defrauded cotton factors In this country and Europe out of several mil? lion dollnrs, was expelled to-day from membership by the New Orleans Cotton Exchange. Notice of Yancey's expulalon was posted on tho floor of tho* ex? change. The alleged Irregularities of tho firm of Knight. Yancey & Co., came to light a little more than a year ago, and to? day several members of the firm and others connected with the alleged frauds are awaiting trial for the vio? lation of the postal laws. The no tlco states that Yancey was guilty of violation of article S of the constitu? tion of the exchange. The speclflo charge which the expulsion was based upon was not given. FURTHER PRESENTMENTS ltetnrned by Grand Jury Investigating Alleged Fraud* In Baltimore. Baltimore. Md., October 5.?Tho ?rand Jury which is investigating al? leged frauds In the counting of Demo? cratic ballots cast in this city In the rocent primary election to-night re? turned presentments against eighteen election officials, equally divided as to party affiliations. A recount of ballots to-day In three precincts at which these officials presided is understood to have shown considerable gains for antlorganlzation candidates, as against losses for tboso suportcd by the or? ganization. . Of tho 143 precincts thus far Inves? tigated, it has .been found by the grand Jury that fraud has been com? mitted in nineteen. The number of officials against whom presentments have been returned since the Investi? gation began Is 114. IN BEHALF OF CADETS Southern Senator* Will Work for Their Reinstatement. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Washington, D. C? October 5.?It Is understood here to-day thnt Immediate? ly upon the return of President Tnft from his present trip Senators from Virginia, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia will ask for tho reinstatement of Cadets James D. Christian, of Vir? ginia; Tatnal D. Slmkins, of Georgln, and Elliott H. Freeman, of Florida, who recently were dismissed without honor from West Point, and of Jo? seph D. Arthur, of South Carolina, and Thomas E. Boss, of Virginia., who were sent to the barracks until May 31, 1912. A strong appeal for clemorlcy. It Is understood, will be put forth by the Southern Senators for tho reinstate? ment of the cadets. Thoy aro said to have had liquor in tholr possession at the. recent encamp? ment. Motorist SuHpected of Kidnapping, fiomervllle, N, Y., October 6.?The lit? tle daughter of John F. Gray, a well to-do fnrmor of Frankfort, is being sought to-day by bands of men with dogs, following her sudden disappear? ance last night from the yard of. her home. Tho driver of a gray racing, car which 'stopped for n, moment be? fore ' the house Is suspectedVof bav? ins; kidnapped the child, who In noted for her beauty. They Sail Away Before Favorable Twenty Mile Breeze. EIGHT ENTRANTS IN CONTESTS :-s Long Flights Are Predicted, and Record of 1,171.9 Miles Estab? lished Last Year by Amer? ica II. May Be Broken?All Expect to Cross Cana? dian Border. Kansas City, Mo., October 6.?Before j a favorable twenty-mile wind from, the south and southeast, eight racing -balloons sailed away from here to? day In contests for tho .lames Gordon Bennett trophy and the Lahm cup. x Six of the air craft, three repre? senting the United States, two Ger? many and one France, are entered In the Bennett race, an annual Interna- j tlonal event. The three American bal-| loons In this contest and two other j American balloons are after the Lahm, I cup. A ninth balloon, which acted as pilot In tho International race, is _at 1 tempting tu break tho altitude record. Every balloon got away to a good start I.nng Flights Predicted. All of the aeronauts were pleased With the Htartlng conditions, and pre? dicted long lllghts. One or two were willing to predict that the record of 1,171.9 miles established by tho Amer? ica II. last year, would be broken. ' All the racing balloonlsts said that they expected to cross the Canadian border. The balloons left In the fol? lowing order: Trylnsr for Altitude. The pilot balloon Pennsylvania. Ar? thur T. Atherholt, pilot; 13. K. Honey? well, aide, sailed away at 6:13 P. M., traveling rapidly In a northwesterly direction- The Pennsylvania will not| compete for the Lahm cup. but will i try for the altitude record no\y held by Pilot Atherholt. The Condor. Hying the French flag, I left the ground at 6:35 P. M. This wua the Mrst official balloon to start In the race for the James Gordon Ben? nett cup. The balloon America U. got away at j 5:41! P. M. and, followed the others, j going northwest. Pilot. William F. Asstnan; aide. J. C. Hulbert Rising from the ground at 5:53 P. M., the Berlin II. sailed away. Pilot, Lieutenant Leopold Vogt; aide. Lieu? tenant Martin Schocller. At 5:56 P. M. the Million Population Club, John Berry, pilot; Paul McCul lough. aide, rose to a great height and started northwest. The balloon Buckeye, Lieutenant F. j P. Lahm, pilot: J. H. Wade, Jr., aide, ascended at 6:01 P. M., and went straight north. The German balloon Berlin II. as- | cendod at 6:11 P. M. This was the ! last of the entrants for the James Gor don Bennett cup to leave the ground. Lieutenant Huns Gerlcko. pilot; F. O. Duncker, aide. The fvrst entrant for the Lahm cup, the Kan-sas City II.. ascended at 6:18 i P. M. Captain H. E. Honeywell, pilot; | John Watts, aide. The balloon started ] due north. Getting a fine start, the balloon To peka II. ascended at 6:20 P. M. Lake Its competitor for tho I .ahm cup. It sailed 4n a northerly direction. Pilot, Frank M. Jacobs; aide, W. W. Wobb. About 25,000 persons were on the bal? loon grounds. The starting point was' on the south side of the Missouri River, north of the buslneB centre of the city. May Retain Trophy. If an American wins this race the Bennett trophy wilj become the per? manent property of the Aero Club of America. The country that wins the trophy three successive times Is en? titled to keep It. The Americans have won the last two races. Lieutenant Lahtn, who Is Hying the Buckeye in this race, won the trophy the first year it was offered. In 1906. The Lahm race is for Americans only nnd Is a dlstanco event, aa is the Ben? nett race. The cup is now in tho pos? session of Alan R. Hawloy. If his rec? ord Is not beuten in the next two years he becomes tho owner of tho cup. Following are the regular cash prizes offered In tho Bennett race: First, $1,500; second, $f,000; third} ? 500. In addition to the.se the Kansas City Aero Club to-doy announced It would give the following prizes: First, $150; second. $225; third, $125. No ensh awards arc offered In the Lahm race. DROPS TO HIS DEATH Parnrhute Foils to Open and Balloonist Fnlla 700 Feet. Tirton, Ga.. October 5.?Whllo on gaged In a balloon race at the South Georgia Exposition here this afternoon, Captain John Broder fell 700 feet from his balloon and was Instantly killed. Brodor had just finished o high diving act, und Profossor Gowdy. an aero? naut, was preparing to ascend when Broder volunteered to take another balloon and race. Both balloons as? cended perfectly a few yards apart for a distance of 800 to 1,000 feot, when tho signal for them to cut loose wna fired. Broder dropped slightly In ad? vance of his fellow, but In some un? known manner his pairnchuto failed1 to fill and he plunged to earth like I a shot. Despite Brodor's fate, which ho witnessed, Gowdy also cut loose I and landed safely nearly a half-mile | away. Brodor was unmarried and has a' mother and sister living at Crystal I Lake, WIs. | SAVINGS DEPOSITS INCREASE' Postal Ranks Have Not Affected Na? tional Institutions. * Washington. October- 6.?Despite tho advent of tho postal savings banks the savings deposits in the national banks are Increasing. From June 7 to Sep? tember 1 ? those deposits grow from $631.100,000 to $654,300.000, nn Inorenso of $20.200,090. Of the 7.301 national hanks In existence a mon'th ago 3,014 Had savings departments. One Item in Campaign Expenses of Sena? tor Stephenson. MONEY ALWAYS FORTHCOMING But Even Candidate Grew Alarmed at Enormity of Ex? penditures and Announced That He Wanted to Win Nomination, Not Buy It. Important Ruling. Milwaukee, October 5.?When United States Senator Isaac Stephenson found that his expenses for nomination a,t the primaries In 1908 were: running so high that tho Item for beer and cigars alone amounted to 130,000 and the ag? gregate was fast approaching the Una) total of $107,793, ho remonstrated, and told hla campaign managers, "1 want to win the nomination, but 1 don't want to buy It." i This was part of the testimony given to-day before tho United States Senate committee which Is Investigating charges .that bribery and corruption ' contributed to Senator Stephenson's election. In reply to his complaint. Senator Stephenson wob told that the threo other Republican candidates for the primary nomination?former Congress? man Samuel A. Cook, who spent $42, | 203; former Stnte Senntor William H. Hatton. who spent $30,002. and Krancls R. McGovern. now Governor of Wis? consin, who spent $11.063?were mak? ing a hard fight, their expenses finally aggregating $83,26$. This, together with Senator Stephenson's expenses, made a total for the Republican sena? torial campaign that year of $191,061. / Iaaued More Checka. It was testified by E. A. Edmonds, Mr. Stephenson's campaign mnnager, that the Senator usually Issued chocks for more money when told of the ac? tivities of his opponent "In a report made by a previous leg? islative Investigating committee, the statement is : adn that $30,000 was spent for cigars and beer. Do you know If that Item is correct?" asked Senator George Sutherland of Mr. I Kdmonds. I "I do not," replied the witness. "I j supposed the commltteed which estl ! mated that the items for beer and cigars ' aggregated $30,000, might have been [ considered not unfriendly t> Mr. Steph? enson. Much of the questioning of Edmonds was devoted to the original charges made by State Senator J. J. Blalne, that Mr. Stophenson's election was duo to bribery and corruption. He admit? ted that many sums of money named in the charges had been paid, but he denied the truth of the phrase "used corruptly and In violation of the law." as Included In each charge. Ho de? nied that the fund was used to pur? chase corruptly editorial support in various Wisconsin newspapers, or that the money had been paid to any ono except for late campaign purposes. The charges also mentioned that ap i proximately $250,000 had Been spent ! in tho nomination of ,u.r. Stophenson. KdmondB declared the amount spent I was not In excesn of the $107,793 as made in the final report to the State. Durdcn on Accused. The committee announced that Mr. I Bloine had been summoned to appear ' for questioning on his charges. Sen j ator W. B. Ileyburn made an announce i ment which was regarded as import i ant. He said where charges of unlaw j ful use of money ofllclally had been made In connection with cnmpalgn ex ! penses the presumption was that the ! money was wrongfully used when no j detailed account was forthcoming, und j the burden of proof was on the ac? cused. DEMAND COMPETITION I Independent*; May Fight Dissolution i ? i nn of Tobneco Trnst. I New York. October 5.?The Cigar ' Manufacturers' Association of America i and the National Cigar Lenf Tobacco ; Association of America, comprising the i printlpal independent tobacco Interests I of the country. It was announced to ' night, will be represented when tho plan for dissolution of tho American Tobacco Company is submitted to the Judges of the United States Circuit Court here to-morrow. These nsso ; clatlons. It is stated, purpose m?kln?: ' a vigorous fight against nny plan that I does not Insure conditions of real competition In all branches of the to I bacco Industry. They have engaged ! I.ouls D, Brandeis, the Boston lawyer, to protect thorn at tho court proceed? ings to-morrow. Mr. Brandels arrive here from Bos? ton to-night. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN JAIL . Former Mayor Locked Up for Failure fa Frodnce Ballot Boxes. Georgetown, Ky.. October 5.?R. II. , Anderson, former Mayor of George l town, chairman of tho Democratic i County C?mmltter, and owner of thor i bughbred horses. Including Dick Welles land other turf stars, to-day was sen | tencod to twenty-four hours in lall because he foiled to produce bnllot ! boxes of the State primary eloctlon 1 which wns held In July. The action . taken Is the heglnning of a genoriii I Investigation of the. election Ihrotigh ] out the State, especially In the moun ! tain counties, where Irregularities have I been charged for many yoo>rs. ! MISS L?TfOLLETTE TO WED ! Her EnKagement to PlnrwTlirht of N>vr I York Announced. Madison. Wis.. October 5.?Tho an? nouncement of tho engagement of Miss Fola Da Folletto, daughter of United States Senator Robert M. Do. Follotte. to Geor*ro Mlddleton', a play wrlght,' of New York, was made hero to-day. Charge Is Dismissed. i Hompstead. N. Y., Octobor fi.?Tho charge against former Lieutenant Governor Timothy T, Woodruff for breaking Iho Sunday law by holding nn avIaUon moot at Nassau Boulevard, was dismissed by Justice of thn Peace Glttens to-day on tho ground that tho complaint did not specify any crime. Refers to Men Who Con? victed Beattie of Wife-Murder. COMMENDS STAND THEY HAVE TAKEN Hcndrix Glad They Have Re? fused to Recommend Commu? tation From Death Sentence, and That There Is Place Where Women Do Not Attend Such Trials. Toronto, October 6.?The prlnclpnl subject of discussion of to-day's ses? sion of the Ecumenical Methodist Con? ference, which delegatci from all nuar- ; terg of the world are attending, was ; the decrease In memhership of the church, which. It was revealed In the reports submitted, ha* taken place the world over during tho last decade. The western section, comprising. the ! Methodist churches In the United .States. Canada and Japan, reported during that period a loss In net mem i berahtp increase, while tho eastern section, covering the churches In Great , Britain. Ireland. France, South Africa, ' Australia and the mission field, shared an absolute loss In membership. In tho western section the Increase In membership In the decade ending 1S91 was 1,261*209, while In tho last decade It was only 1t7.962, tho latter Increase being but 15 per cent, as con? trasted with the former of 3.1 per cent. I This, according to H. K. Carroll, of j New York, secretary of that section, 1 was due to a "decrease. In earnest? ness." Notable Decrease. In Great Britain, according to the Bev. Simpson Johnson, of London, sec. retary of the Westminster Methodist Conference, the various Methodist bodies gained about 150.000 members during the last ten years, but In the last decade there was a notable de? crease, attributable, he thought, to "conditions outside the church and a j weakening of forces to meet changed social conditions." Bishop Eugene Mendrlx, of tho Meth? odist Episcopal Church, South, In dis? cussing the "religious problem of the negro" and "the maintenance of a pure home in the midst of adverse condi? tions," took occasion to refer to the recent Beattie murder trial In Chester? field county. Va. "Thank God, there Is a plnco where women as spectators do not attend 6UOh a trial," he said. "Thank God, for a Jury which sought divine guidance in reaching a verdict, and which has since refused to recommend n com? mutation from the death sentence." Rev. S. Ogata, of the Japan Metho? dist Church, who reported remarkable progress ln? his country since the merging of three Methodist ohurches, said nothing was more perplexing to the ordinary Japanese mind than the fact that thero are so many denomina? tions and so many different Methodist churches. He believed that ChrJsUan lty's strongest appeal subsequently would bo found In one church, compre? hensive enough to> cover all religious needs, Instead of in the tnlrty-flvo or forty denominations. Seek A malgasnatlon. Reporting on Australian Methodism, the Rev. W. Williams, of Australia, sail that overy tenth person In Aus? tralia was a Methodist, aud that the present union Is seeking amalgamation with the Presbyterian and Congrega? tional Churches In its zone of work, j Prize-fighting was denounced by Sir Robert W. Parkes, of London, who ! said In that connection: ! "If free churches of I^ondon could with such absolute ease bring such pressure to bear upon the government as to compel tho stopping of a brutal prize-fight In London, notwithstanding the efforts of society people to the contrary, what could not Methodist nnd free churches nocompllsh If fed? erated throughout tho world? Such work, bordering on tho legislative, must be dona largely by the rank and tile of the laity, for we cannot expect and do not wish the pulpits used for political purposes, nor the pastors to become politicians." I PARLIAMENT STARTLED j Four Shots Plred From Gallery In DI i rcctlon of Ministerial Benches. Vienna, October 6.?Four shots were fired from tho gullory In tho lower house of the Relchsrath to-day In tho direction Of the ministerial benches, where the Ministers of Justice and Kxl uentlon were seated. No one was Injured. The man who fired the shots wuh arrested. Dr. Adler, a Soeinl Democrat, was attacking the Minister of Justice, Herr ! lloehenhurger, because of tho severity 1 of the sentences Imposed upon those > arrested during the recent rioting at i meetings held In protest ngalnst tho I high cost of food, when tho shooting j occurred. Close of Herr Iloehenburgr sat the I Minister of Education. Count Rtucrgkh. There wan much excitement for a , timo and the session was abruptly ad? journed. It Is supposed that tho nt ? fnck was the result of the bitterness ' engendered against the government j during the eampnlgn against the In? creased cost of living. A mass-meet? ing of Social Democrats was hold Sun day. September 17, and was followed by the destruction' of property and conflicts with the police, during which three persons were killed and nearly 10o others Injured. JUMP oljFi/?OWslT FIRE ! Man 1? Badly Injured, hut Policeman Catche* Woman, i Chicago. October 5. ?During a lire In a small hotel to-day. Dr. Richard Barto Jumped from a third-story win? dow nnd was severely Injured. Miss Marv O'Connor crept nlong a narrow window levlge on the second floor and Jumped Into the arms of a policeman, while a dozen other guests narrowly csenpeil Injury. There were forty guests In the hotel when the fire was discovered, on tho second floor. Smoke filled tho halls, and guests fled to tho street, half i dressed. Tho fire was Boon put out. EDDY CASE POSTPONED No More Deposition* Will lie Tnlteu I urn January 1. Concord, N. II.. October 5.?After for? mer Unltod States Senator Wm. E. Chandler had been examined further to-day In tho taking of his deposition In connection with the litigation over tho will of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, it was announced that by agreement of counsel that the taking of all fur? ther depositions hud been postponed until January 1. 1912. The tlmo of Ill? ing briefs and holding hearings before tho Supremo Court on questions of law in the case was put forward for ono month. Mr. Chandler, continuing his deposi? tion, said that In his Judgment condi? tions had arlsod which fully Justified Mary Baker (}. Eddy's heirs In ques? tioning her residuary bequest to the mother church of tho Christinn Science faith. He mado no mental resorva tlons In connection with the family set? tlement of 1909, he said. He 'under? stood, tho, under its terms Mrs. Eddy's heirs could question no legal dispo? sition of her property. He did not understand that they wore forced to ncquleece In ah Illegal disposition of it RUNS INTO WRECK New York Day Express Has Narrow Escape From Disaster. Harrlsburg, Pa.. October 5.?Tho New York day express on the Pennsylva? nia Railroad ran into a freight wreck at Hyde, seventy-seven miles west of _ here, this afternoon, but as the train was running slowly no ono was Injured. A freight train running east was wrecked just ns the express, also running east, woh passing It. The lo? comotive anil first four cars of the I express were caught in the wreckage, hut wero not derailed. They wero so tightly wedged that it was lmpos Jslblo to move them, and all passengers ] wore transferred to an express train [which was running behind the New ' York express and wns switched to an? other track. Traffic on the blocked tracks was delayed several hours. I0WAN WINS OFFICE His Friendship for Tnft Gets Him No Votes, Indianapolls. Ind., October 5.-?Tho National League, of Postmasters to-day elected Charles I). Barry, of Walker, la., president over J. S. McKinley, of Orient. O. An Ohio supporter of McKinley had declared that "McKinley and Taft are good friends and this would be wnrlh much to us." "When It comes to politics," retorted an Iowa postmaster, advocating the election of Barry, "Mr. Taft will need a whole lot more votes In town than In Ohio." Other officers elected are: First Vice President, Jay Ames, Sterling, Mich.; Secretary, C. C. Young, Oakwnod, 111.; Treasurer, II. it. Luccock, Keenc, Tex. BURLEY POOL ASSURED Jnmea II. HnKgln Flits His Name to j Contract. Lexington, Ky., October 6.?The for? mation of a ten-year Burley tobacco pool. Including tho establishment of a great co-operative factory here for tho manufaotu.ro of Burley pooled to-bac co, was finally assured to-day, when James B. Htiggln, a New York finan? cier, signed n contract to pool his crop and became ono of the leading stock? holders In tho manufacturing opera? tions. Hnggln annually produces tho largest Burley crop In the world, and his connection with the pool assures its success, it Is sali' The enterprise is to be capitalized at $5,000,000. LAUDS AMERICAN REPORTERS Baron Rosen Say* He Has Never Been Misquoted In This Country. New Y'ork. October 5.?A remnrkablo tribute was pnld to tho American newspaper man by Baron RoBen, tho former ambassador from Russia, In sailing for Busala to-dny to become a member of the council of tho empire. "I am going home to quit diplo? macy and becomo a politician," said tho baron. "I want to sny that In all the thirty-five years I have been con? nected with public lifo in America I have never bean misquoted by nn American reporter."' OLD SOLDIERS KILLED Relieved to Have Been Mordered for Their Pensions. Randusky, O.. October 5.?Tho police uro Investigating the deaths of Rus? sell Marquurt, of Columbus, and John Mueller, of Cincinnati, Inmates of local Soldiers' Home, who wero found un? conscious in tho street yesterday and died to-day in the Soldiers' Home hos-J pttal. Marks of violence on their bodies lend to the bollef that they were beaten Into Insensibility and rob? bed. They had Just received their pen? sions. CHURCHES HAVE UNITED , Bnntl*t* nnd Free Bnittlsts AgTee to I Join HrikIn. Boston. October 5.?The long dis? cussed union between tho Baptist anil Free Baptist denominations finally was consummated in so far as their homo and foreign missionary work Is con ceirned at a largely attentied public meeting held hero to-night. Legal documents wen- signed and tho funds of the General Conference of Froe Baptist transferred to the American Baptist Foreign Mission So? ciety nnd the American Baptist Homo Mission Society. The home mission schools heretofore conducted by the Free Baptist Con? ference. Including Stocror College at Harper's Ferry, thus come tindor tho snpeirvlslon of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, while tho Free Baptist Mission In Indiana Is taken .over by the American Baptist Foreign I Mission Society. !. WILLIAM E. CURTIS DEAD Widely Known Journalist Dies Sud? denly lu riilliiilelphln, Philadelphia. October 5.?-William F.l roy Curtis, the well-known traveler. Journalist and writer on political top? ics, of Washington, r?. C. died sud? denly In his room In a hotel hero to? night. Mr. Curtis arrived here at noon to-day from New York, accompanied by Ms wife. To-nlghl he was strick cd with apoplexy and. although medical assistance was Immediately summoned, It was Impossible to stive his life, lie I wns sixty-one years of age. HILLES FOR CHAIRMAN Friends Pinn to linke' Him Head nf Nntlnnnl Committee. Salt Lake City, Utah, October 5._ Tho movement to make Charles D Hilles, secretary to President Taft, the chairman of the National Republican Committee for the campaign of 1912, formally was launched here to-night nt tho banquet tendered the President by tho Commercial Club of Salt take City. Former Congressman Dead. Jefforsonvllle, Ind., October ">.?For mor Representative Jonas O. Howard, of the Third Congressional District of Indiana, died nt his homo to-day, aged elgnty-olght years. REDlSTRiCT CITY Special Committee Squarely Out for Ad? ministrative Board. FIVE MEMBERS TO SERVE PEOPLBj - Only Point About Which Ther^ Is Division Is as to How Mem-? ' bers Shall Be Elected?Vital ( Problem to Taxpayers Ably Handled After Careful Study. \ By unanimous vota last night-ft wt* declared to bo the sense of th? special Committee on Changes In the Form ofj City Oovernment that the otty should)' bo redlstrlcted into four wards, cut-* ting the momberahip of the Common' Council and Board of Aldoiinen In halft, and that by change In the city charter! an administrative boar'* should be croV atcd on whom ahull be Imposed all of? tho executive and administrative du-, ties now exercised by the City Council and Its committees. The proposed! hoard Is to consist of five member*^ to bo employed, at a competent salary*] j to devote all of their tlmo to the clty4 to hold dally open sessions. Tho only division In tho committed;. Is ns to how this administrative board.' shall bn elected. Several members adV voeated their clecUon by the peoplo) at large, while two desired that the} Mayor nominate twenty citizens, from whom the City Oounall should, elect. All of the papers wcro referred to thsj City Attorney to draw proper resolut Hons and ordinances carrxlng tho mo? ttons Into effeot, forms to bo prepared) for both mothods of election of mem? bers of the now board, and tho point will bo tlnally voted on when the final draft of the papers Is gone over at a meeting to bo held on October 19. Change Now Demanded, Every member of tho committee was In his seat when Chalrmun. Pollock; called the meeting to order at 8 o'clock, and tho discussion waa marked by an earnestness and breadth of Informa? tion which was commended by all present. It was generally felt by the coni mtttcemon that for fifteen years thera had been a demand for n change In tho form of city government. Mr. Meredith stated that whon City Attor-< noy in 1892, he had drafted a plan for a Board of Control, which failed In tho Council by two votes. Three spo clal committees have been appointed In the post live years to study changes, and tho members of the present one asserted with unanimity that, the tlma had come for action. The advantages) and dangers of the various changes) proposed were fully canvassed, Mr, Meredith remarking that the commit* tee was discussing politicians, not nn? gels, and that too many safeguard* could not bo provided. The present form of government wpb generali? criticized as clumsy, unwloldy antfi' lacking In direct responsibility, Cltjf. Attorney Pollard remarking that wlttt the slipshod way In which much bust* uess Is dono In tho city government, Iff was almost a miracle" that graft had! been reduced to such a minimum. AnjJ form of government, ho thoughtk would be no better than tho men wh* execute It, and he advocated that. Whlb-i would centre responsibility and centr tho attention of the voters on the niej In office. Lynch Proposition. Mr. Lynch advocated dividing th*' propositions, and urging lmmodlatiU action on redlotrlctlng the city bo as as reduce tho size of the Councils Whilo in favor of the charter change* also, he was afraid ttfat It might bed delayed In the Council, dallied with lrtl tho Legislature and that the April prl-tj mary would see another Council offj sixty-four members elected for twofji years from next September. An oufl. and out commission Is declared to be* out of the question at this time, beV cause of the necessity of changing the\ State Constitution, and doubt as to< the value of tho pending amemdmentsj designed to allow a commission City Attorney Pollard, in an able) address, clearly outlined the situation, showing the advantages and disad? vantages of what was proposed. The mischief, ho believed, was In the min? gling of the legislative power with the executive functions of government, This, ho asserted, violated a funda? mental prlncdpal of government, and] had never been successful anywhere. It Is ? system Impolitic and vicious III lt.< conception wherever the executive, Judicial or legislative powers were In-? term-lngled. "We have here," he continued, "l% mingling of the powers of the legisla? tive and executive. Tho Council Is a miniature legislature. It enacts ordi? nances and makes appropriations The Council orders Improvements; then turns the execution of those Improve? ments over to committees made tip of? Cotinellmen. There are fourteen such committees, each working Independent! of the other. Many of the States o8 tho Union at tho tlmo of the Revolu? tion did not have either the popula? tion or the annual Income of th? city of Richmond, yet each of them, recog nlalng the fundamental principles of government, provides for legislative and executive departments separated from each other " Need Hustticss Men. Tto advornted an administrative corns itllttee having no part In legislation, taking up the work of pubWo Improve, ment where the Council lays It down, paid to f-lve Unto and attention to tho w ,rk Busy men. he sahl. were ?nabln to .r've their time to tho details of administration, after having sat In tho f'oun<-!l in-l legislated on the problem, involved With a elty speeding more* than J8.00n.00o n ytmr. thoro shooldi be more direct supervision, more dl*