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THE TIMEB FOUNDED 1884. WHOLE NUMBER 18,854. RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1912. TUR WEATHER TO-D AY-Falr PRICE TWO CENTS* KHEWGU1LTV OHES IN DYNAMITE PLOT Mayor of Indianapolis Failed to Prosecute McNamaras. DETECTIVE BURNS MAKESTHE CHARGE Former City Official Admits His Investigation Disclosed Who Were Responsible for Destruction of Non-Union Buildings?A gain Inti? mated Gompers Knew. Indianapolis. Ind. January 3?De-: tactive WiUlain J. Burns, 'before leav? ing lato to-day fur Philadelphia; open ly charged former Mayor Charles A. Uookwaltur. of thla city, with nogll tfwnco In not having prosoculod Job:i J, McNamara two year:! ago oil bvt deneo in hla possession indicating that ?jfficlals of tho International Associa? tion of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers had caused dynamite explu i Jona here. Burns declared that the former .Mayor dropped the investigation, and not lone afterward was invited to be? come a member of a punting linu doing mud work fui national labor unions, and In which tfamucl Gompers, president of the Amarlcun Federation, ii reported to him to have been lnt< r cstcd. Bookwaltor, in an interview to-day. denied tha.'. uompcrs ai any time had tieeti concerned Iii the printing firm or that he knew him Intimately, b'Jt said that partners In the llrm were Leo M. Itdppaport, counsel for the Interna? tional Association of Bridge and .Struc? tural lion Workers, and Hugo Thorach, a long-time friend of (Jompere. AdinUi TelllUR Labor headers. Bookwaltor admitted that two years ago he had told a score of prominent national labor loaders affiliated with 2jamuel| (tampers and the American Federation <>( Labor mat he was con? vinced of Iba guilt of John J. McNa ihara and tho Iron worktrs' union Iii connection with tho four explosions on property of Albert Von Spreckels?!!, In October, 1909. ?Why didn't Bookwalt'r pursue his Investigation?" queried Burns, "either Mayor of a? a private citizen after ho retired from office shortly aftor ^.::-<i:~ If he knew, as he jay,H he did. that John .1 MeN'n thorn and the Iron workers were dynamiting property of non-union contractor*. It waji hla duty t'i prosecute or tell t!io public what ho knew. If he hud done so, scores of ibsequcnt explosion?, might have beon prevented." The detective said that all informa? tion developed In his Investigation would be turned over to the govern r.irnt prosecutor;. The Federal strand Jury resumed to-day Its inquiry Into the a!l?g<vl dynamiting plot of national extent. Kor the Von SpreckcIsen explosions the dynamite 1ft presumed to have been l.roug'ht from Bloomvllle, O. "People who defeat the ends of Jus? tice," h? said, "arc guilty with those who were, actively engaged in a con? spiracy to violate laws." Hugo Thorsch, partner of Rookwal teT. declared he would give Detective Burns free access to the books and records, of the company. "f never have had business relations with .Samuel Gompers," said Thorseh, "though I have obtained larg.j print-. Ing contracts with labor unions. Mr. Bookwalter came Into this llrm be? cause he wished to engage In the busi? ness, and he was a desirable partner." Why Ho Dropped I?. Bookvvalter, in turn, stated that his icason for dropping the dynamiting investigation was .that he personally had financed It, and when his term of office as Mayor expired he felt that his public Interest In It was ended. "Wo were on a street car together one. day shortly after the. Von .Sprcck elsen explosions In October, 1909," said Bookwalter to-day, "when John J., whom 1 knew very well, asked me In it taunting way If I had learned who blew up the buildings. I was Irritated those, days because I myself hud re? ceived threalenlng letters, and had to have a guard ut my house for aLxty days, so I answered rather hotly, "Yea. and I could put my hand on one of them without leaving this cor.*" Asked whether he told any one else beside McNamara of what his Investi? gation had disclosed, ho said: "Yea, 1 told a score of labor leaders what 1 knew, and that the Iron work? ers we.rc to blame." "What did they say when you blamed the iron workers?" "I think some of them said It was a d?d shame." "Did any of those men tell Mr. Oom pera thai suspicion pointed strongly to the guilt of tho Iron workers?" "I don't know whether they told him or not, but Sam Gompors la one of the best Informed men in this country." Bookwalter said that Gompers vis? ited Indianapolis several times subse? quent to his own conversation with the lnbor leaderf, both befo.-e and at tcr the McNamaras were arrested, and that lie (Bookwaltor) mot Gompers himself twice while with labor union men, but that no reference was mudo in his presence to the explos/ons. Bookwaltor waa then told that In? vestigation was bolng made as to whether ho had Informed Gompers. Ho denied that ho was Intimate enough to have discussed t.ho question because of hd alleged business association. "It's true that my partner, Hugo 'Thorseh. Is a c|o*c friend of Mr. Gom? pers, having known him for twenty years," said Bookwnltcr. "Do you think Mr. Gompers knew whilo these explosions were going on who wss responsible for thorn?" General of Great Army. ? "Gompers Is ?enorai of n great arjs>/; and like, a general ho did not inquire when any of his men wore engaging in guerilla warfare. But if tills were ~ ^Continued on Seventh Page.), FATHER AND SON CONFESS | Stcul Uank'H Money to Ktrp Manufac turlUK L'oiupouy (??Inn. Battle Crock, Mich., January 3?In the hc.ii-?ig to-nttrht before United ritulca Commissioner ClarK, H. M. Uwr lug, cashier of the fulled Albion Nu Uonal Hank, ami hla son. I'. M. De.tr Ihg, pleaded guilty to chargeu ot am bezzlement ami forgery. They wem bound over to the Detroit grand Jury und bonds wer-! placed ul t/<J?,00d ea.cn. Uulli declared they would n-jt seek temporary freedom on auch conditions and '.inlu.sn sohle of their friends vol? untarily offer to furnish the bonds they will be taken to the Waya? coun? ty (Detroit) Jail to-:morrow morning. Hoth men made f ullft signed conten? tions. They told of ftpur Operation? by which they obtalneu IfSO.oUM from Ine bank by means- oi notes to whlcti they forget, either fictitious names or iho names of wealthy larinem livlnii I aear Albion. In addition to tula amount ' ihey admitted tnat forged documents, signed by the Cook Manufacturing j Company, of which the elder Dear Jtig wad president ar,u the aon secre lary-ti euaurer. would bring tneir total peculations tip to about M/H,uuu I '1'ho turner, an aged and whitu-nalrcd man. tolu tne story oi Ins dealings I with quivering Hps. Ills face waa drawn, pale aim haggard, and he seem? ed to be suffering unucr a great load. Occasionally be brushed tea, a from bin I eyes. i The younger Wearing seemed calm land composed. Wiiun asked If he hud any statement to majtc he eald only one?that he i>ad been trying to run I a business on wind." In this lie refer? red to the Cook Manufacturing Com? pany, which ho acknowledged nad been uuanecd during the last uve years or more on mouoy obtained by forging I notes. 1 "My father and 1 have nothing to show for the amount of money em? bezzled," he said. "All, or mom of It, went to the upkeep of the Cook eon-' cern. J wuntuu to make a clean oreust j of everything from too atari, and am j now ready to Iuko my medicine." CAVALIERI GETS DIVORCE No Pleadings mid JudKmi-ut In lUad in Kuiply t.ourll Paris, January 3.?"it Cavotiert coihea in by the door, 1 Will Jump out uy tne j winuow," was tne staiemeiit made bj Itobvrt Winthrop Cnauler, of New fork, according to the ueclalon of tu? Civil Court hue to-uuy In granting a divorce id Mine. iJcnii Cuviiltcrt, ih> grund opera singer, trom Chanter, on the ground that Chanier constantly re? fused to receive Ina witc ai nis con? jugal domicile. ? Hauler adhered to hla purpose no I to cop teat the divorce, and me proceed inga were of a purely formal char? acter. The court found that it nad no choice but to accord a ulvo-rce In Iavor of i.'avalb. rl. There were no pleaulngc and the Judgment was read 1:1 an empty court. It waa pointed out that all legal re? quirements to preserve the union had been observed. "When an authorized agent." says the Judgment, "summoned ? -Hauler to take up married lite again. Cltanler replied that lit declined to live With his wife, arloing that ho nad map? ped out hla lift otherwise." It was further act forth that when the sheriff visited Chanler with a sum? mons. Chanier finally signed it, saying he did ho on condition that he would never again hour Ma wife spoken of. The court then quoted t.'hanler'a ex prcsslon thut |f hla wife Insisted on I entering the house ho would jump out of the window, and concluded by num tng a liquidator to arrange the proper4 i ty rights of the parties. Chunl^r was ordered to pay all the costs of the pro? ceedings. LIVES BEYOND MEANS XuiT Vnndcroef la Arr*-*?cd for Kmber rlemcut of * 1U>,000. New York. January 3.? Ferey G. Van derocf, well-known In mercantile cir? cles here, surrendered at the Criminal Courts Uuildlng late to-day to faca ??.ursres of embezzlement of approxi? mately JH'j.O'JiJ trom the large whole? sale dry goods house of the Van Keu reh-Thornton Company, of which ha was treasurer. He entered a rormal Plea of not guilty and was locked up In the Tombs for further examina? tion Friday. Vunderoef Is thirty-seven years old, and lives In liast Orange, N. J.. with his mother and sister. Ilia salary has been Jl.'jiio a year, one] lie held JlS.uou stock :n the corporation, which counsel said to-day haa been turned over as partial restitution foj; the alleged de? falcations. District Attorney Whitman, appear lng at the urraignmcnt of Vandcroef I on the technical charge of larceny of j $.00 by drawing a check on the ilrm to pay personal lestaurant and l_nxi cab bills, dec-lan d the treasurer's books indicated shortages amounting to over (100,000, covering a period of four? teen years. All of the alleged defalca? tions were by check transactions, cov? ered up. it Is alleged, by fictitious en? tries In the firm's books. "I never knew of Vunderoef specu? lating In the market," said his counsel. "My opinion is he simply lived beyond his means." AN UNWILLING WITNESS Government fjeta l.lttli- of \ nine From Former Mnnngier for Armour, Chicago, January 3.? William D. Miles, general manager for the Armour Pack ins Company, at Kansas City, from lb'.H t? 1002, testified to-day In the trial of the ten Chicago packers charged with criminal violation of the Sherman law, thut the old packers' pools were organized to prevent the glutting of the mnrkot with fresh meat and that there always was actlvu com? petition between the members iti all parts of the country. Despite the fact that MIIcp on two occasions had given testimony against the packers before Federal grand Jit- ! lies, he proved an unwilling witness to-day, and Uttlo of value to the. gov? ernment's case was gleaned from his direct examination, which was not con? cluded when court adjourned tor the day. ; The witness brought out for the Urst time that there waa a "black test cost" and a "red test cost" used In the bookkeeping of tho Armour Pack? ing Company, the former being used as the lint price of the animal and tho latter included freight and other item's of export. The government contends that the "red test cost" wus secretly used by the combination In the llxlng of the price of meal. MEMORIAL TO CHARLES MINOT Operator Who Transmitted Flrnt Trnlu Order by TclcgErnph. Mlddletown, N. Y.. January 3.?Mrs IC. H, llarrlman and two association? of railway telegraphers aro erecting at- the stutlon at llarrlman, N Y., u memorial lo Charles Mlnot, who, til 18&1, transmitted the first train order by tolegraph. Mrs. llarrlman Is giving tho monument, which will bo complet? ed and dedicated by veterans of tho wire early In the spring.. The design evf tho memorial tablet is artistic and Ingenious. The figures on the pilaster, like ornaments on either side, are made up of bnttory Jars and other things from the equipment of the early telegraphers. At tholr base arc larger Jura, while tho scrolls of the capitals aro made up of curled tlokcr tape. Dr. Wu Ting Fang In? sists That He Come to Shanghai. NO PARLEYING BY TELEGRAPH Republicans Decline to Negotiate! by Wire, and Prospects Are That Fighting Will Be Re? sumed Soon?Confidence of Imperial Court Is Reviving. l<ondon. January 4.?\V?j Ting Fung has written to Premier Yuan Shi Kal, says the Dally Telegraph'? Shanghai| correspondent. Informing the Premier that he declines to curry on negotia? tions by telegraph. Ho insists upon Yuan Shi Kal coming to Shanghai for that purpose. Dr. Wu believes that the. Premier Is willing to join the repub? licans, but is afraid to leave Peking. A dispatch from sit. Petersburg to tho Telegraph says that there is dan? ger of Mongolia splitting into three separate kingdoms. Kastern Mongolia] has already proclaimed independence at Urga. \Ve3tern and Southern .Mon? golia are preparing to follow suit with capitals at Kobdo and UliasUtal A recent dispatch said that tho princes of Southern Mongolia had unanimously resolved to support the Imperial government against the Chinese revolutionaries. They de? clared they would proclaim their in? dependence if a Chinese republic wui j established. Uns Doue Ills Beat. j Shanghai, January ::.?"1 have done j my bowt tor my country, and do not desire to embarrass my old chief." This Is all that Tung Shuo VI would say tor publication after the an? nouncement of his resignation as a representative of Premier Yuan iShl Kal to the peace conference. Tang Shao Yt appears to be much affected over the Situation. Up to last night he believed peace was assured and that there would be no further bloodshed. It is feared now that a continuation of the peace, conference In Impossible, as the telegraph Is an unsatisfactory means of negotiating, and certain republicans will never con? sent to hold the conference in Peking. Will Attack Mutineers. Peking. January 3.?Three thousand Manch-u imperial troops, drawn from the garrisons of Pao-Tlng-I'u and Shlh j Wang-Tno. have been ordered to Chln Wang-Tao and Laachow to attack tho mutineers there if thej- do not sub? mit. Gha.o-.Urh-Fer.g. formerly viceroy of t:,e province of Sze-Ohuan. assisted by Manchu soldiers from Tibet, has re? captured Cheng-Tu, the capital. Se? rious disturbances, however, continue throughout the province. All foreign? ers arc reported to have left the city of Chung-King. Tho railroad authorities a.t Tsln Tlen, fearing an attack by the rebol troops, hai'o stopped the Siberian malls. General Li-Yuen-Hlng, commander, in-chief of the rebel troops, who has been mad; vice-president of the pro? visional republic, has apologized to the Imperial authorities for the viola? tion of tho armistice at Hankow, and has dismissed two colonels who were responsible for It. Tho viceroy of the province of Hu- j Pish has Informed the revolutionary I leaders that l.??n. railroad cars will bo needed to remove the Imperial troop3 from their positions, and that only fifty cars are available. The troops cannot, therefore, carry out tho pro? posed evacuation in less than a fort? night. General L,i Hucn Hing has approved a special ugreement to meet this dlf liCUlty, and is arranging for the revo? lutionary troops to undertake the polic? ing of the evacuated district. Confidence continues to revive among the adherents of the imperial court The Chinese nation Is very easily en eouragd or discouraged, owing to its trait of timidity. Nowhere olse in lhr World could SO.000 ounces of gold bars such as were delivered from the Impe? rial purso into the hunds of Premiei Yuan-Shl-Kal yesterday, seriously, af? fect a great empire ut a critical mo? ment. A belief is current to-night thai lighting will lie resumed soon. Pre-! micr Yuan-Shi-Kai has not received any' reply from Dr. Wu Ting Fang, al Shanghai, whom he Informed that h" would in future carry on negotiations by telegraph. It Is understood that the republicans object to negotiating by wire. The Imperial delegates who have re? turned here from Shanghai say u reign of terror prevails in that city. No? body duros to venture an opinion in favor of a constitutional monarchy. BRINGS PEACE MESSAGES President (if Pence Forum Returns Prom Hie i m i;:im. Now York, January 3.?Rev, John' Wesley Hill, u. D., proldent of tho International Peace Komm, returned hero to-dny from a four months' peace mission to the Far Kast. Dr. Hill visited Japan. China and the Hawaiian Islands, and from the Emperor of Ja? pan and various government oillclnls '.ie brings to President Taft a. number of peace messages. These message.-, win bo delivered at Washington next week. Dr. Hill says the Japunese saw in the organization of a branch of tho Peace Forum a method to bring to? gether the leaders of capital and labor and by arbitration prevent strikes and lockouts. Dr. Hill says also that the question of international peace com? mends itBolf to Japan, which- "Is us scntlnlly a peaceful nation, and the government In in full sympathy with uny movement for the ostablls".inicnt of peace and good will throughout the. world. President Taft wob frequently spoken of as 'Tho I<untorn-Ucuror Of Ppac*,'" Underwood Declines to Attend Jackson Day Banquet. DOCTOR'S ORDERS HIS EXPLANATION Decision Made Known After Committee Gives Last Place on Speaking Program to W. J. Bryan at Latter's Re? quest?Many Disapprove Arrangement. Washington, D. C, January u. ? Dt:u- I ?er?tio Uoador Oscar W. Underwood's decision not to attend the Jackson Day banquet hare next Monday night, which became known to-day Immediately af? ter the announcement that the manag? ing committee had given to William Jennings Uryun, at his own request, j the last place on the speaking program, threw Democrats In Congress into a j Hurry. Mr. I'nderwood declared he woultl , not attend the hnlitiuot because of his recent attack cf threatened appendi [ cltls. His physician, he said, had or i dered him to attend no banquets and particularly to make no speeches or do I anything requiring; unusual exertion. "1 will not have ?ny speech to be read at the dinner," added Mr. I'nderwood "If I were there id make a speech I would desire to deliver it myself." Nevertheless, the absence of the ma? jority leader of the House from a na? tional Democratic affair at which other leaders of the parly and men who are mentioned as candidates for the presi? dential nomination arc to speak aroused discussion, particularly In Connecticut with the so-culled break between Bryan and l.'ndcrwood. .Mr. Underwood's letter to the man? aging committee announcing he would not attend was sent after it became known that Bryan was to speak last. Tilt arrangement did not meet the ap? proval <jf many leaders, but it wMI stand. Some of Mr. Underwood's friends pointed out that Mr. Bryan, speaking last on the program, would lie In l position of decided advantage to make derlara'lons which would of ne? cessity romain unanswered, and that such a contingency was to bo avoided. Others said Mr. Underwood did not wish to enter an oratorical contest with Mr. Bryan. The controversy between Mr. Bryan and I-i-ader Underwood, which devel? oped over the woolen schedule, the se? cret caucus and party affairs at tho special session of CongrcBS last year, was recently renewed when Mr. Bryan practically referred to Mr. Underwood as Wall Street's choice for the Demo? cratic presidential nomination. Mr. Underwood never has denied that his political views differ much from Mr. Bryan's, but many of Mr. Unde? rwood's friends recently have declared that he has no hesitancy In expressing himself concerning Mr. Bryan's position. Mr. Underwood had a confer-mce with Speaker Clark to-day, but If the Jack? son Day affair was discussed that fact was not announced. Bryan Not n Candidate. Tampa, Fla., January 3.?"I cannot conceive any condition that would make It possible for mo to consider the question of my becoming the can? didate for the presidential nomination of the Democratic party in 1912." This was the declaration of Colonel William Jennings Bryan shortly after his arrival here this afternoon from Havana, in rompanv with Mrs. Bryan. They left to-night for St. Petersburg. Fla., where they will remain several days. Mr. Bryan declined to comment on tho nctlon of the Progressive Demo? cratic League of Ohio yesterday in pushing his name to tho front as a candidate, und the utterance of Con? gressman l.entz, who said Bryan wan tho natural candidate of the Progres? sive Democrats. I DEFINITE MOVE EXPECTED Counsel for Hcv. C. V. T. nicheaon Spcud Dny In Conference. Boston, January '.!.?The fact that at? torneys for the I'.av. Clarence V, T. Kleheson, accused of tha murder of Avis Llnnell, did not visit him In his cell to-day, but Instead held a con? sultation lasting most of the day, led to a report that an Important definite move Is soon to be announced by tho defense. While the nnture. of the plans Is only a matter nf surmise, the belief gained ground in court circles that the. minister will not bo brought to trial on January 15, tho date sot. Attorneys William A. Morse and John L. Dee, the prisoner's counsel, who Interviewed him yesterday, re? ported that he collapsed utterly at one time, nnd showed such mental weakness that he could not follow th? 'mutters presented, so that In their opinion ho was far from being In con? dition to stand trial. As a result of this statement'from tho dnfens;e, there was renewed spec- [ illation as to tho prospect of a peti? tion for a lunacy commission, while the report v,ns also persistent thut tho defense would ask thut physicians bo I numad to examine the prisoner as lo his ability physically to face trial on the date set. i Neither of the attorneys for the de? fense would make any sUitemonts as to the nature or results of their con? ferences. TOWNS CUT OFF BY SNOW Three In Kansas Fare Suffering I n ItHH Hellet Colors Soon. Topokn. Kan.. January 3".?Snow? bound nnd cut off from railroad com? munication for more than a week, tho pcoplo of the town of Dlghton. In Western Kansas, to-day appoaled by telegram to the State utilities commis? sion for aid. Hcaly and Jotmore have also been wlthoul railway sorvle? for a week. Tho citizens report thoy are short of provisions and coal, and that, unless aid onmos soon th?ro wjl| be groat " ring. Tho towns aro on a brunch of the Baata. Fe, ;> REAR ADMIRAL ROBLEYD. EVANS, FAMOUS SEA FIGHTER, IS DEAD IlKAU-AUMIItAL, ItoilLISY I). EVANS. DANGER OF OPEN OUTBREAK OVER Angry Italians Mollified by As? surance They Will Be Paid To-Day. NECESSARY MONEY SECURED Smithfield Resumes Its Wonted Calm After Day of Excitement. (Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Norfolk, To., January 3.?After a day of excitement, during which olghty nlne unpaid Italians practically ran the town, Smithfield is breathing easy again to-night. Assured that the money Is now in a Smithfield bank and that they will be paid to-morrow morning, the Italians, formerly employed by ths Smithlleld Marl, Clay and Transporta? tion Company, now in bankruptcy, at i o'clock Ulis afternoon raised the siege on J. Lindsay Heard and John T. UciU, the Norfolk lawyers, whom they were WS telling in a sjniitlitield Hotel. Tile money, J3,000, and enough to pay tho Italians f'O per cent, of their wages, was secured by telograph from Norfolk tliis afternoon. They were promised their wages If they would ieave Smithfield to-morrow morning. They will come to Norfolk. lJart ol them will go to work In Princess Anne county, and tho others will keep on tu New York and Philadelphia. Foreigners Desperate. This morning, when Messr3. Uearc Hiid heid, receivers for tho bunkrupl company, started to catch tho boat te Norfolk, the Italians surrounded ihoni While the foreigners were not armed they were desperate, and would not permit the lawyers to board the steamer. The Norfolk lawyers returned to ths hotel, around which the Italians gath? ered, chattering among themselves and gesticulating wildly. Whenever Messrs. Heard or Held went out on the atreot the Italians followed them. During uia clay tho Italians threatened again to blow up the plant of the company un less they were paid. Tho thirty American laborers, who, like the Italians, have, over a month's wages coming to them, will not be paid to-morrow morning, and are expected to complain. While tho sentiment oi the residents of Smlthflold favors tho Italinns, they will lie glad to pee thorn leitvo. Since tho company went under they have been living as tlioy could, Preying on pig pens and corn cribs of farmers living near Smlthflold. Governor Mann Bald last night that he had received assurances that trouble at .Smithtlcld woulo bo averted, and tlint no necessity would arise for cull? ing put State troops to protect life and property. The Governor was In confer? ence with Judge Edmund Waddill, of the United States District Court, and with Colonel UoMowny, of his staff, who lives at Smlthfisld, and was in? formed that tho money neoded to pay off ttie Italian laborers up to tho time tho Smithfield Marl, Clay and Trans? portation Company went into bank? ruptcy, had been transferred from u bank In Norfolk to Smithfield, and the men had been assured that tlte money for their wages wns actually In hand and would bu puid out ad soon aa a proper court order could reach the re? ceivers. The. Governor said ho was in? formed that the men would disperse us soon as they reoelved tholr wages, and that all danger of an open out? break was now passed. Chinese Piraten Loot Spanish Ship. Amoy, China. January 3.?Tho Ban bee, a 3inall Spanish steamer tradtrtg nlong the coast, was attacked and looted by rlvor pirates to-day at Tun gan. The commander of the revolu? tionary troops In the vicinity has sent a strong punitive oxpedltlon against tho plraton. Heavy reinforcements aro arriving here from Fooohqw, PLOT OF REBELS IS WIDESPREAD' Mexican Troubles May Xot Be Ended With Capture of Reyes. WAR MUNITIONS SHIPPED At Least Eight Carloads Have Left New Jersey Within Fifty Days. New Orleans. L*., January 3.?Evi? dence Indicating a more widespread | revolutionary plot against Mexico than | has herotoforc been attributed to tho opponents of the Madero administration \ has come to light In tho discovery ot j the shipment o? at leust eight carloads of ammunition and Implements from a point In Now Jersey to New Oilcan's within the past fifty days. The fact that these shipments were detoured at points north of New Or? leans la said to have been clearly es? tablished, leading to the suspicion that j the real destination was one ot the I Gulf ports between this city and Mo? bile, trom which filibustering expedi? tions have cleared until observed In the past. in addition to these eight carloads, with an estimated total uf more, than j 200,000 pounds of munitions of war, j agents of the .Mexican government as? sert that ono lirm In New Orleans has shipped 150 rllles a week fo. the past live weeks to points in Texas near thu Mexican border. Secret agents of tho Mexican gov? ernment are. working with tho agents of the United Slates, and for tho past few days have been keeping several stenmcrs, as well as the Gulf ports, un ] der close surveillance. Four Moxkans ! in this city, who uro said to have been associated with General Bernardo i Reyes In his revolutionary operations, I aro being shadowed, and It is not |m I probable that arrests may be made within the next few days. While the government agents and officials hero decline to make a Statc I mont, railroad employes say that the first of tho eight carloads left Phila? delphia on November l?. and the others were sent forward at intervals of about l week, with New Orleans given as the destination on each of the through waybills. Tho name of tho consignees Is not given, but It Is said thut one of tho cars was checked into New Or? leans. It Is not denied in Mexican official circles that ISfhillo Vasques Gomez Is suspected of connection with the rev? olutionary plot against the Mexican government. While a revolutionary Junta has Just been formally established here, the I Mexican population of Now Orleans has I been augmented within the past few I weoks by the arrival of a dozen or more i citizens of that country who have not I been inconspicuous in Mexican politl | oal affairs. i BANDIT'S BRONCHO BUCKS Olsbivunber Who 'l urns Desperado Is tnptured by Croud. Tulsa, Okln., January 3.?Walking into the Pank Of Bixhy. at Bixby, a small town fifteen miles southeast of Tulsa, a man. at the. point of a gun, held up Cashier Utpncond to-<hjy, se? cured $700, rushed Out of the bank und mounted a horse, which, however, was a Texas broncho and commenced buck lng. The cashier had given the alarm, and the man was pulled from his horse by!.a crowd thut had congregated, lie was found to he O. C. Brock, dish? washer in a Blxby restaurant, und 1 Was placed1 in. t^o Tulsa. City Jail, End Comes Very Sud? denly in His Wash? ing Home. - i "FIGHTING BOB''TO ADMIRING NATION He Was Link Which Bound Olct to Modern Navy and in Each Was Commanding Figure, For Years His Name Had Been a Household Word. Wnnhington. January :;.?i'.cn r-A d mii.-ii It?hlejr D. ISvnns, "FlKhltnjt Bob" to nn admiring untlnn, died nuddi-iilj late to-day n< his home In this oH>. Acutr indigestion ended the career ot one ot the most popular oMccra in tha uavy, lie nan III lens tbnn two hours. Admiral Evans, horn sixty-live ycura ago in Floyd county. Virginia, arns? to-day apparently in1 butter health and. spirits than he had enjoyed in aomo time. For years a sufferer from old wounds sustained In the Civil War and from recurrent attacks of rheumatic gout, the aged fighter seemed to hava shaken oft the burden of hla advancing" duys. Ho displayed high spirits at br< akfast and ate a hearty luncheon, at noon. Stricken in Ills Library. While In his library at - o'clock tha admiral was stricken. Instantly his tumily sent for Dr. if. S. Adams, who, on Ins arrival, lound the patient In great pain. After treatment. Admiral .?.vans loll Into a. restless sleep, and it was believed that the danger nud pdsSr ed. Shortly alter l o'clock, However, he awukcnud and. raising himself with dltllcuily, announced that he was chok? ing. "1 cannot get my breath," he said, und sunk back. At IMS o'clock ho died, conscious to the end. At his bcd?iuo at the lime of his death were hla wife, his duughtcr, Mrs, 11. 1. Sewoll, and his daiigiiLcr-m-law, Mrs. Frank T. Evans, wile of the ad? miral's only son. a llcuienant-coiii mandcr In the navy, now on duty on tho torpedoboat destroyer Monuhun. at Boston. Tho only other member of. his immediate faintly who was not present was Mrs. Marsh, wife of Cap? tain Churies C. Marsh, commanding tue armored cruiser North Carolina. Thu news spread''With great rapide lly und cuusud a profound shock ia oltlclul circles. President Taft was one. of the tlrst to express his erlcf and condolence. He said: "Admiral 12vans was one of the most auecessiul squadron commanders wo liavo had in the navy for a long time. He wus a rigid disciplinarian, ot quick; decision und admirably advised in the. intricacy of the machinery of ? cruis? ers and battleships and skilled in drill., ing then). 1 am very sorry to hoar of, his death." Admiral Ucivcy Overcome. itear-Adniiral Dewey was so over? come mut no could utter but a lew, words. "1 uiu shocked ueyona meusuro at tue suauen acatn of my luo-ioiig friend, Aumiral Evans," wus ail ho could say. secretary Meyer pays this tribute to the otneer a memory: "By the auuuen death of Admiral Evans, thu country loses one of its most brilliant und able otilcers. It wan on account of hts ablliW that Fresi-. dent Koosevelt selected him as eom niuuder-ln-cruef of the Ileet that cruis? ed around tho world Althougn on tho, retired list, he had kept up his actlvo interest In tho service, and his unex? pected death cornea aa a shuck to ihQ navy." Former Secretary of the Navy Mein calf, who happened to be In Washing-" ton to-duy, pointed out that he hinn I ?elf had given Aumiral Evans tho command, of tho Atlantic Floct in its, cruise around the world, the choicest i assignment over extended to an Amer I icun naval officer in time of peace. "Ho was practically an 111 man when ho was selected for this Important duty," snld Mr. Metcalf, "but his spien-, [did record justuled the department In giving him this recognition ot his long und. C?lclent service. He was one of thu most efficient and capable olticera the navy has known and hts name haa been a household word for many] years." One of the Iron links that bound thu old navy to the. new, a commanding figure In each, was Kobley D. 10vans. He did not take kindly to the sobri? quet of "Fighting Bob," for, although j of gruff exterior, he was a man of tho kindliest impulses. Thus it never waa used In his presence by his friends. But his dauntless ciurage In times Ot great emergency, the grim determina? tion with Which he faced overw holm i ing odds and the stoicism with which, lu b.^re his wounds and gazed unflinch? ing in the tace of death made the tltlo iso appropriate that ?s "Fighting Bob" he was known wherever thai English, language is spoken. Throws Ilooks to Winds. Evans was a mere boy when he was sent to tile Naval Academy at Annapo? lis Before lie had got far with hla studies the Civil War broke out. and, throwing Iiis books to the winds, hi went to sea und was assigned to block? ade duty, it wa.s ill one of the, two at? tacks made by tho Northern n.ivy upon the powerful defenses at Fort Fisher. N. C, that young Evans received tlH wound through the thigh that rnail? him a cripple for life.. He suffered thrco other wounds, but an soon as bs was discharged from tho hospital ha a gal il plunged into tue lighting and .?c.-\-;u until the. end '>f the Civil War with great credit. With thu ending of the war ihcrs cainc ii period of stagnation which marked the passing of the old ?vooden navy." E^ans drifted for a time Into civil pursuits, although never rcllu- . ? uiishing his connection with th". ser. vice. In fact, as soon as Corigr?S? manifested its purpose to meet tin1 in? sistent demand of Secretaries C.-..Iryiler ; and Whitney for a renovation of th? I American navy, Evans came back Int? ' UM service, and was one of tho lead I ing spirits in (planning tho rudltneniq