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I 'JIB TIM KS- FOUNDED m*. WHOLE NUMBER 18,874. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1912. TUB*. WBATHEK TO-DAT?Fmlt PRICE TWO CENTS; POINT IS GAINED FOR INCOME TAX Amendment to Federal Constitution Reported Favorably. ASSEMBLY ELECTS TWO SENATORS Woman's College Again Centre of Debate Before Committees. Liquor Shipping Bills Con? sidered?Governor Sends Message Regarding Con? trol of Soldiers' Home. Of national Importance, arid the moat Interesting event of yesterday in I lie Legislature, wiiis tli<- report on the In? come ta.\ amendment to tho Consti? tution of lh<. L'nlted States, made by the Committee for Courts of Justice ol the House of Delegates. The Joint resolution ratifying tills amendment, introduced by Aldcn Dell, was consid <!i ? <i in committee yesterday morning, :'i"r'.,'l fuvorablj to the House, read out by Clerk John W. Williams ut the opening of the session und placed on the calendar. The report was favorable, but It was carried In committee by 11 vote of only 3 to l. A hot light on the floor ?e a certainty. Two years ago, while the Senate ratified the amendment, It wu rt'jocied In tho House through the personal leadership <.f Speaker Hich ar.t Kvelyn Uyrd. The entire cbunlry I* watching Vir? ginia on this point, since, It Is slated, the approval of only two more states Ik needed <" write tho amendment Into the Constitution. In sonic Virginia legislative districts this matter was made an Issue. Slid figured in the suc? cess in iief.;,i of "i:ti?< candidates. Mitrtln and Nwankiia Nvnteit. In separate sessions, the Senate and lloun' yesterday nominated and voted tor Thomas Sunder, Martin and Claude Augustus SWHIIVOII for thr: t.'nlted States .Senat.-. As required hy a< t of f?>ngr--^s. tili? :nu?i be ratilled in Joint vesslon to-day at noon; when the Sen? ate will repair for the purpose to tho hall of the Hons". An hour was consumed in this bus Incas yesterday. Senator Martin ivas It anted by Senator N. II. Karly. Jr.. and by Speaker It. K. By'rd, while Senator gwithson nil put in nomination hy Sena tot i loorge t. Itlson und Judge Martin Williams. The liepubllcann. In pursuance of ?liolr aetlon in e.iucus, I ut forth no candidates, but refrained from voting on the roll calls, the two Incumbents receiving all votes rast. The fJeneral Assembly thus ratllied the choice of the successful candidates In last September's primary. Woman** College Vg?ln. A hearin* given yesterday afternoon t> it.' Senate Committee on Public Institutions and Education und tho House Committee on Schools and Col? leges, 111iritr Jointly, on the Keather i ton bil) looking to the establishment of h wmnan's university at Lynchuurg, gave rise to an unltnated discussion. Tin' other proposed woman's Institu? tion- the co-ordinated college at or iieiir ihu University of Virginia?got Into the del-ate, and the proposal was denounced by Kppii iliinton, Jr., and championed by Mrs, li. U. Munford. F?rmtr .Senator Pun P. ilnlsey, of l.ynchburg, advocated the Featherston, pi o Position, Mr. liunton <ald a woman's eol'.ege alone the suggested lints would bo coeducational In all Ita ino*t objection? able forms. He felt eure tlltdl Its ea labltfililiie'nt would ruin the work and iatluet.ee of the University of Virginia. Senator Halsey'a remarks were to some extent along the same lines, and ho quoted the bynchhurg alumni, at a meeting held Monday night, as disap? proving ihe college In vigorous terms. This concludes the Featherston bill lienring before the House comm'tlce. which has already fnvorahly reported the Stephenson bill to establish, a. co? ordinate college. The Senate commit* tee will have a hearing on both to? morrow, and It Is said President Alder? man will again be present. Prevent Liquor Shipments. What are called tho "antljug bills" were heard yesterday morning by the House Committee on Counties. Cities au.I Towns. They seek to prevent the. shipment of liquor from wet towns and cities of this State Into dry ter? ritory. The argument was that those places which hove voted local option should bo protected. The opposition said that the ship? ment of liquor was the voluntary net of the consumer In ordering it. and that the only effect of the bills would be to transfer tho business to cltiey in other States, since Virginia cannot prevent Ms interstate shipment. The committee will act to-night, and it seems probable that Its report will be unfavorable or else that it will not rsporl at all. May \ot Kill Hobln*. Robins arc protected ut all Hmes from being killed in Virginia In u." bill passed by the Houre yesterday, and whielt now goes to the Senate. This mensure is earnestly asked for by Ins Audubon Society of Virginia and other SSSOclulions. There were only two dis? senting vote;-. The Tlirorkinoi-toit milk bill cntyo up In committee and was set for a hearing .Thursday afternoon of next week. Captain U.iker and Mr. Ivey introduced in the House a bill which would limit the commissions of treasurers for handling the school fund- to 1 per cant. Further, such commissions would be withheld by the State Treasurer until released for payment upon an order by the Superintendent of Public In ttruotion. Such an order would not be Issued until the department wns Satisfied that the duties prescribe,", by lnw had been faithfully performed. .Soldiers)' Home Control. The further control of Ihe Soldiers' Home in this city by It. K. Loo Camp of Confederate Veterans wns made the subject of a special message to 'Ihe (Continued on Ninth Page.) SPEND BUSY DAY Royal Visitor* Make I-rtlnialc Ac t-iiniutancc uiiIj Amrrlcou Ulfe. New York, January 23.?The royal trio of Connaught?the duke, duchess and Princess Patricia?had their tlrst opportunity to-day and to-night to make something like an Intimate ac? quaintance with American life. They viewed It in at least three distinct phases. Crom the tower of the highest office building in tho world they surveyed the forest, of downtown skyscrapers, and with the hJd of glnss-s they viewed the entire metropolitan district for twenty-five inlle.s airoUnd. At the foot of tin- tower, after they had gone down forty-eight tloors In an elevator, they cam-a face to face with their first American "mob." More than K00 persons beset the ducal party, and by mere force they made their way to automobiles. To-night the royal visi? tors mil nearly 30'> mem',ers of New York society at a ball in the home of Ambassador Held. The Impressions New York has made upon* th duke have been but meagrely told In the exclamation that the city lias changed worfl- rfully slnco' Iiis visit here as Prince Arthur In 1SC8. lie has given no Interviews, but ho has reen much of tin; New York hews* paper men. especially the photogra? phers. The party's trip, to-day in? cluded a visit to the private art gal? leries of .1. P. Morgan. This was fol? lowed by a luncheon at the Hold home, tit which Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was a guest. The nfterr.ooi bUo In? cluded trips to Grant's tomb, Opium [Ida University and to th.3 new Catho dral of st. John the Divine. The formal dinner at th-; Relds' to? night was set for about sixty person!, and th? dance followed. The Relds, displeased with rtrr'orts that Invitations to the function had been sent out with I a view to p!r-k th? real elite of the' city and t-> eliminate all others, de? clined td give out the list of gu?ts. A rranaementn in WaKhinirinn. Washington. January 2.1?White House plans for the reception of the I mk- of Connattghl Thursday still were nebulous io-iilght, although Pres? ident Taft and his Cabinet conferred on th? metier, while Assistant Sec? retary of State Huntington Wilson and Major A. W. BUtt. tho President's military able, were busy discussing arrangements. At the White House it was said that the nn.il arrange? ments probably would not be com? plete, l until Thursday, or at least that , th*v would not be made public until I that day. It was I'-jrnt-d, however, that the I duchess and <?i? Princess Patricia probably would not come to Wash? ington, and that the reception of the duke at til* White House would last [ for only a few minutes. I SAYS RICHESON IS DYING Dill ?.hcrlir TblnU-i II? Will ?iirvlvc Ca I II Llate Set for Kxeeutlou. Hosten. January 23.?To an Inspec? tion committee of the City Council Sheriff John Qiiinin to-day dedlared that the Itcv, Clarence V. T. Rlchesou, the slayer of Avis LJimcll, was in a dv ing condition, nltnough It was ex? pected that he would survive until tho day set for execution. May 19. lUcheson was introduced to the members of the committee. The Colin i cllors Said that Itlcheson looked vlery weak anil emaciated. His cheeks were sunken and very white. "I am feeling better than I did,'" sa'.J' ! Itlcheson In reply to a question of one ! ,?f tho Council. 1 "I am satisfied with my treatment here," said the pr.soner, when asked i i if he had any complaint to make. "Sheriff Quluu and his ass.Btanta are 1 very attentive. I have good tood and plenty of it. I realize that I am locked up and my end is near, but I am sat? isfied that while 1 rcmuln on earth 1 am taltei such good care of." The committee found Itlcheson ;,jc Ing up ami down his cell nervously, while his companion, a negro named Putts, who Is to bo tried for mur-.l :r later) was sitting in a chair. The guard told the committee that P.lche j sou sp-nt most of his time pacing his cell and tca.d but a few minutes each day. When Councillor Attrldgy left the jail he said: "It vvns a sad sight. Itlcheson is certainly a very weak man. I but I think he will live until May." [? MRS. SNOWDEN GETS $25 llrought Suit Aicninst Neighbor Whose Monkey Bit Her ou Ankle. Media, Pa., January 23.?After delib? erating an hour a'id a half, a jury to-day awarded Mrs. nilzabeth S. Snowilen, of this piece $25 lo her suit ngiilnst Dr. Morton P. Dlckeson. a neighbor, whose pet monkey. "Tim tnle," climbed into Mrs. Snow-den s house and bit her on the ankle. The monkey was Oeclared to be vicious. The Snowrlens and Hickesons are neighbors. Mrs. Snowden testided she had been taking a bath when the monkey climb? ed through a window and hid under u rocking chair. While she was dress? ing she sat In u chair to pull on her stockings and the monkey flew at her and indicted the Injury. The defense declared that the nion j key was tame and would not bite nny one unless It was leased or hurt \ The doctor claimed that when Mrs. j Snowden was bitten she must have I rocked on the monkey's tall. j ARMY MANOEUVRES PLANNED I 25,000 Men M ill Take Piirt in Attack ou San Francisco. Salt L,ako City. January 23.?Twenty IH'e thousand men will take part in the nuntinl army manoeuvres around i Sin, Francisco next August, aceord- I ihg to information furnished the Fluh' National Cluard by the War Depart-1 monl. The main manoeuvres will bo! a land attack on ?an Francisco in which will be Involved 7.000 regulars. ? >R.0O0 men of the organized militia of; I lour Western States and 10,000 marines j and blue Jackets from the Pacific fleet, i j The manoeuvres are intended to prove; I the assertion that while tho coast defenses around Saif Francisco are ef-| fectlve against an enemy approaching; by sea. only the big guns could no trained through the Golden Gate, and that n well-directed landing forco would have little difficulty In capturing (lie Presidio batteries and occupying .Sun Frunclsco nnd Oakland. HADLEY FOR ROOSEVELT Missouri Governor Favor* Nomination .of Forme- President. Jefferson City. Mo., January 23.? Governor Hartley in a statement to? day said ho favored the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt as the Republican presidential candidate. His statemont In part says: "From information that has recently come to me'from all parts of the stain I am convinced a large majority of tho Republicans,are!In favor of the nomi? nation of Theodore Roosevelt as our candidate for President, and a large majority of people are In favor of hla eleotlon." Takes Governor's Side in Controversy With Har vey and Watterson. GETS CONSOLATION OF DUTY WELL DONE Break Between These Friends, Nebraskan Says, Illustrates Im? possibility of Co-Operation j Between Men Who Look at Public Questions From Different Points of View. - Lincoln. Neb., January ? William J. Bryan takes tlic side or Governjr Woodrow Wilson In his break with Colonel Harvey and Henry Wailcrson, justifying th?. action of tin.- New Jer? sey Governor in requesting that his name be withdrawn from the columns ?jt Harper's Weekly. In a letter sent from the F.aM, made public here to? night, Mr. Bryan says: "The recent, break between Governor Wilson and Colonel Harvey illustrates the Impossibility of co-operation be? tween men v. ho look at public ijuts ilons iroci different pblnU of. view. Colohel Harvey became a supporter of Mr. Wilson w hen he was selected as the I(cmociatlc candidate tor Governor ot .Ni w Jersey, an?l he continued lit?' support when Covorribr Wilson began to be uiacusBcd ai* a candidate tor tue presidency; of course, it Is absurd lor Colonel' Harvey's Irlends to talk about his 'bringing Governor Wilson out.' No man or paper could have I made Governor Wilson available ai a candidate If he himself had not at? tracted attention; it would have been impossible for Colonel Harvey to huvo preventod a discussion of Governor Wilson's availability. Sn -mil* of Conversion. "But let tie assume that Colonel Harvey was doing all that he could for his choice, what was the situa? tion? His conspicuous support was not only of no advantage, but it be? came actually a disadvantage; It did nen bring to Governor Wilson the class for which Colonel Harvey speaks, but alienated men just as honest as Col? onel Harvey's friends, who could not j understand wny Colonel Harvey praised Governor Wilson personall}' without Indorsing the things for winch Governor Wilson Mauds. "Jt naturally aroused suspicion as to the sincerity of one or the other, and; when Governor Wilson was asked the; question he admitted that lie regarded j the support of Colonel Harvey as ill liability rather than as an asset. I Should he have pretended that hoj thought that Colonel Harvey was' helping him when he was no?" And' why should Colonel Harvey complain? If he really favors Governor Wilson,! h? must desire to old him: why should he be offended tlieu at Governor Wil? son's frankness? Is he more inter esled In being known as 'the man who made Governor Wilson fatuous' than Ui advancing Governor Wilson's cause? Harvey has shown no signs of con? version. If he communes with Aria nlases, It is not niin any conscious? ness of blindness. He has seer. n-j new light, and when he does he will feel so ashamed of his life-long light against progressive Democracy that his first desire will be to bring forth fruits meet for repentance?not to ac sume leadership. It must pain Gov? ernor Wilson to break with bis o!J friends, hilt the breaks must r.eces-l sarlly come unless he turns tack or they go forward. " 'A man is known by the company ho keeps'?and he eannot keep company with those going in opposite direc? tions. Governor Wilson must prepare himself for other desertions?they will distress him, but there is abund? ant consolation of duty well done." PRESIDENT TAFT INDORSED Kffortn of Roonerelt's Supporters to Stampede Convention Pall. Coaigate, Okla., January i:l.?Wil? liam Howard Taft was indorsed for r? nomination by the Republican party' for President, by a vote of US Id at tho Kourth Congressional Hist riet Republican Convention to-night, after Roosevelt supporters had made deter? mined efforts to stampede the conven? tion for the sage of Oyster Bay. Defeat came only after o, hard strug? gle, during which spectacular methods were used to Impress the delegates' with the boom which the supporters of the colonel bad set in motion. [3dward perry, district chairman, led the light for Roosevelt, while James a. Harris, of Wagoner; held the linos for the administration. ('. W. Miller, of Hugo, and G. \. Rariiscy, of Ardmore. were elected del? egates to the Republican National Con? vention, and James A. Harris was in? dorsed for national cotninittceman by the same vole that President Taft re? ceived. It was first announced that A. W. T. Bullock; of Ada, the Roosevelt support? er, hnd lieen chosen- 74 to 65. A cntl-j Vass of the vote disclosed the fact that . .1, H. Humphreys, of Atoka. an avowed supporter of President Taft, had been elected, 7'j 1-2 to et I ". The arrival of more delegates later fcn Ihe day swelled tho total vote when Ihe tfties tIon of presidential preference camel up. The delegates selected to-night are I Ihe ilrst to be chosen of those who will I select the parly's presidential nominee, nt Chicago in June. COLONEL SEES GRANDCHILD t.et* First Glimpse of Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. New York. January 23.?Colonel Theodore Roosevelt had his first glimpse to-day of his . first grandchild, Grace Greem, daughter of Thcodoro Uoo6e velt, Jr. The colonel hurrleft from hin editorial office to the. Grand Central Station to meet the train from Chicago on which the. baby and her parents were finishing their trip from Cnllfot nlu, where she was born throe months ago. After welcoming the family par? ly; the colonel conducted i's members to an uptown hotel. To-morrow Miss draco will be taken to Oyster May. where she will make an extended visit with her grandparents' The colonel hnd never seen even a picture of the llttlo one. Visits Dowager Empress and Concurs With Her View. _? I - WANTS TO AWAIT ! ATTACK BY REBELS1 Former Tartar General Advo- i cates Assassination of Yuan Shi Kai, Whose Influence Is So Great That He Should Not Be Permitted to Leave the Capital. Poking, January 23.?Premier Yuan, Shi Kai secretly visited tho Imperial palace early to-day and concurred with' tin- Kmpress Dowager in favor of a resumption of hostilities, lie stiggist-j i<l that the Mahchus sink their differ-, enecs whole-heartedly and provide thai necessary funds tor the campaign, but; advisc.i awaiting the advance ot the | revolutionaries. The advlc? of Yuan! Shi Kal to await an attack by the! rebels is distasteful to the younger! prim es, whose talk of war Is alarming Peking. It is persistently reported that Tleh l.llillg, tin: former Tartar v-en?ral at Nanking, who is largely responsible tor tin- reaction, advocates killing Yuan: Shi Kal, whose influence he thinks is I mo great that he should not be per-! mlttcd to leave the capital. Yuan evi? dently foresees the possibility of au I attack upon him, and is adopting ex? treme precautions. Another thousand Chinese troops of | the Imperial army from Pauling-Fu ar? rived here to-night, making Yuan'sl force of Chinese 4,0'JO. Against these are 12,000 ManchU troops of the Impe? rial army, who, it Is suspected, arc being Incited against Yuan. it is difficult to believe, however, that even tho more hotheaded princes will countenance Yuan Shi Kal's assassina? tion, which would assuredly entail tho extinction of the clans, as the majority of the northern troops are loyal only to Yuan Shi Kal. Td-dsy Yuan authorised the Associ? ated Press to make the following state? ment regarding his position: He is In? spired primarily by the desire to servo the liest interests of the Chinese peo? ple, and not the interests of either the republicans or the monarchists. That lime will prove. lie Is seeking no 'selfish er.iln and hoops to continue In office ns Premier long enOUgh to cause a proper elec? tion of members of the National As? sembly or otherwise ascertain the cor? rect view of the. majority of the peo? ple. As. however, a general election soi-ms difficult to acompllsh consider? ing the attitude of the Republican] leaders, he desires to bring about j pence and some form of subst j ntlal, government ns t|Uickly as possible. He would be willing to resign, and de? liver the control of the government to any capable man, who vvoulO, ajul could, rind a solution to the best In? terests of China. Certain fc.relgn legations have urijed him or expressed the hope that be would continue in office, stating that they had confidence in bis administration; Doubts Premier's (Motive. Shanghai. January 23.?President sun Vat Sehi maintains his position .13 against the leaders here, fn a long telegram sent from Nanking to-day to Wu Ting Fang, the minister of justice. President Sun says he has serious doubts of Yuan Shi Kal's motives. Therefore, he will retain the presi? dency until the powers recognize the republic unless Yuan severs his con? nection with the Manch us and public? ly avows his adherence to the re? public. Only then would Sun be will Ins to retire in favor of Yuan. The President further suggests that when the Emperor abdicates Yuan Sht Kai should notify tho foreign minis? ters, who can acquaint the Nanking government. A fresh consignment of troops pro? ceeded to Nankin lo-<lay. These In? cluded a corps of trained bomb-throw? ers, whose uniform is distinguished by characters denoting special proficiency as dynamiters. Reception at White House. Washington, January 23.?President and Mrs. Taft gave the second recep? tion of the winter at the White House j to-night. The judiciary were their] special guests, but hundreds of officials ?f the government, members of Con-] press and their wives were present, ent. "I Am for Taft," Says Hitchcock Washington, Jnuiinry 28.?"I am for Tuft ns strong ns u man can be. nml I did not realise until a day or two ago hnvv fur these stories a hont my aliened differences with the President were going. 1 shall probably have something to any on the subject."1 Tbl* was (he frank nml positive statement of I'ostmiister-tJuicrhl llllchtyiek lo-dny ns he entered thi t'nbltiet meeting ut the While House. tlr. Hitchcock, generally averse I? nesvaunaer notoriety nml to Interview* for publication, hn<l suhl nolMug 1111 to (his lime about flic many stories koIiir the rounds. Ills brief alnteiaenl this mnrxlng is aenernlly considered as settling nil further gossip. After the Cnhtnet meeting, when tnouirlc* were made of I'ostmaster General 11 uchrock ns to the stories nbout .bliu nnd his relations to President Tnft, he merely added this to it lint he had already soldi "It Is nil Insult to nie for nny frtenil of mine la presume ?hn< I bejVf! ever been anything but loyal ?0 President Tafi. I dislike fn say even till* much, because nn friend* of mine ought for one minute to believe any of the *(nrle* thnf have been printed." Charges Corruption in Campaign E x p e n d i tures in 1904 and 1908 AMBASSADORSHIPS GIVEN AS REWARD Infcrcntially Accuses Roosevelt of Condoning Use of Money in Politics, and Intimates That Cortelyou Used Secrets of Corporations to Pro? cure Funds. Washington; January 23.?Demand? ing an Investigation into campaign ex? penditures in 1904 and in 1303, Senator Culberson, of Texas, in the Senate to-1 ?lay made swiioplng charges of eorrtip- i lion against the Republican commit- i tecs for those and other years. In- | directly he charged thut foreign am? bassadorships were bestowed as a re? ward for campaign contributions, and Interenltally he oharg-ad l>hat former j President Roosevelt had condoned the use of money In politics. Mr. Cutberson's address was made in anticipation of an unfavorable report by the Committee on Contingent Ex? panses on his resolution providing for j an Investigation, lie said that the Ilm- j Ration of tiie proposed Inquiry to ! 1901 should not be construed as a con- j tension that there bad not been I tu - proper practices before that period. Referring eajseolally to the campaign of 190S, Mr. Culberson said tliat the contributions to uhc Democratic fund had been made by 7 1,000 persons; while, thojo of the Republican fund were j made by 12,330 persons, with Charles' P. Taft, brother of the Republican . presidential candidate, at their head with a dona'tton of $110,000. Among the contributors mentioned wore Am baasadors Raid and Kerens and Minis- j toi- Dar a Anderson. < Inline? Against Curled? on. In the course of his ?po<ch, Mr. Cul- | bcrson refcrreel to the fact that George ! B. Cortelyou, In the 1904 campaign, had held the position of chairman of the j Republican National Committee while j he was Secretary of Commerce and 1 Labor, and, intimated that Mr. Corte!- ' you had taken advantage of the secrets uf corporations whose affairs j might be investigated under the Fed- j cr.tl laws to procure money for the campaign. "It has been estimated." he said, "that the enurmous and unconscionable sum of $11,000,000 was raised :,nd prob? ably expended that year by the com? mittee of which ho was chairman. Tho very size and audacity of this fund, if approximately correct, smacks of ex? tortion, profligacy and corruption. Who contributed and where did It come from ?" Mr. Culberson declared there should be an inquiry to answ er these qucs-' Hons. He wont Into some detail regarding the newspaper charges that the ldto E. VI. Marriman had raiBcd the fund of $260,000, to which lie h'mself had contributed $60,000, i:i support of the Republican ticket In tho campaign of 1904. He declared thnt within tbe pant few weeks nn effort had beet: : made to elenr up this charge, and add? ed: "Tills attempt to unload upon the dead the obloquy of this disgraceful transaction, which is said to have; changed 00.000 votes la the city till New Vork alone, may be significant In I several ways. It may bo the common and ordinary case of malefactors, wait? ing for the absence or the death of the witnesses, or It may presage a politl-j cal movement of national consequpnee i and magnitude.-' Necessity of n Limit. Contending that his resolution did not go hack of 1901. Mr. Culberson said this was due to the necessity of ll\ing a limit, nml was not because of the fact that money had not been corruptly used prior to that time. In this con lieettcn he said: "Men high in patty' councils, one of them afterwards at-' taln'ng the vice-presidency and then the presidency, laughed and rejoiced in 1SS0 around the banquet board thai 'soap' was potential In elections. It Is well remembered how James n. Kostor 1 president of the Republican League in 1888, would have fried the fit out oil special and protected Interests to force campaign contributions. Honest and patriotic men w'll never cease to re? call with shame and mortltlcation that With notes Dudley lloaters wore or-I ganized Into blocks of live in the elec? tion In Indiana in that year. Nor have! foreign ambassadorships been only re-' cently measured by fat contributions, for tl.e public revolt against Van Aloh and Hyde Is fresh In tho memory, ot | the well Informed." In response to questions from Sen? ator tinlllngor, Mr. Culberson said that the figures regarding campaign contri? butions* hnd been taken entirely froth] newspaper reports. He added his ton vjutloh that they were fairly well u thcntlcatod, but expressed the opinion I that they had been officially involved. Svtnnson on Committee. I Special to The Tlmcs-1 tlnpalch, I I Washington, D. c. January 38.?Sen? ator Swanaon has been appointed to; take the place of Senator Hayner, of Maryland, as a member of the Octtys burg Commission, to arrange (si- the fiftieth anniversary of the great bat? tle fought, there- Senator Oliver, of Pennsylvania, is chairman of the com? mission. Wants ?"Rebellion" Stricken Out. (Special to Tim. Times-Dispatch.] Wnshlngton. D. ('... January 23.?In n bill introduced to-day by Congressman Brant ley, of Georgia, it is proposod lo repeal section 171t". of the Revised Stat? utes of the United States. This see tlon. In referring to pensions, distinct? ly states thai those who Itiok part in the "rebellion" and fought against the United States government, shall not bo eligible to receive such aid. The meas? ure would repeal the word "rebellion" when so used. ATTACK ON WICKERSHAM Feature of Address by rr'sldent of Inlcpcndciit Tobacco Mnnuf ncturera. | Washington, January 23.?A caustic attack on Altorm-y-Generti) W Icker sham characterized tile address of W. | F. Axton, of Louisville. preBideltt of i the Independent Tobacco Manufuctur- I ers' Association, delivered here to-day | before the annual convention of the I organization. Mr. Axlon, in discussing tho decision of the Supreme Court dissolving tho ?American Tobacco Company, declared that "a decision which Should have settled the trust question in America forever" had been '/(tittered away like chaff on a windy day. by Hid chief law Otlleo Of the Cnitcd States. whose vision was limited to the interest ot j the common stockholders of the Amer? ican Tobacco Company, whom tho Su- j pr?me Court denounced In unmeas? ured terms. ? He thought the Supreme Court should have reviewed the plan of reorganiza? tion, saying: "While there Is so much ugil.iti- n ou the subject of amending tho Sherman antitrust law. I cannot conceive of ah act so stupid (If honest) of not bringing back to the .Supreme Court, the plan of the American To? bacco Company and let that lourt of last resort say if this plan met the mandate of that court, which might have, saved a great deal of unnecessary legislation on the most prominent sub? ject befor<- the American people." In conclusion, Mr. Axton said: "All this juggling with tho laws of the land only tends to bring odium on free government.'' and he predicted that in the near future an entirely new set of officials would euact laws under which ho corporate interest would bo safe. The legislative committee submitted n report which was equally caustic In its criticism of Mr. Wlckersham. The .-ttorncy-General could not be seen to? night. ASKS DEFINITE STATEMENT Governor of Knnsns t'rges Itnoscyelt to .Moke Ills I'oalttou Ktionn. Topeka. Kansas, January 23.?Gover? nor StUbbs to-day made public a tele? gram sent to Colonel Theodore Roose? velt urging him to make a statement ut once as tu whether ho would be a candidate for President or permit his name to go before tho Republican Na? tional Convention. Tho Governor has not received a reply. The telegram read: "The demand for your candidacy Is becoming more urgent daily, and In Kansas is overwhelming and among all classes of people. The meeting of committees and the calling of caucuses und primaries to select delegates to congressional and State conventions which in turn will select delegatos to the Republican convention arc near at hand. "?four friends throughout the Middle West are eagerly waiting to hear you say that you will accept the nomlnu li'-n for President if it comes to you as a genuine demand from the peo? ple without your seeking It or taking any action yourself to secure the place. I believe yoti owe it to tho American people to make a public, statement concerning this matter, and am wiring you because of the lateness of the day and on behalf of a vast majority of the Republicans or Kansas, and urge you to give us thin detlnitc statement by wire." EXPECTS ITALY. TO YIELD Otherwise France Is Prepared to With? draw Ambassador l'rom Home. Paris. January :s.?Should Italy re? fuse to accede to Prance's demand that the Turks arrested on board the Ma nouba shall be turned over to the French authorities, Prance is prepared to recall hor ambassador from Rome Hud designate French warships to es? cort and protect French steoinars In the Mediterranean. Camlilo Earrcrc, the French ambassador to Italy, arriv? ed in Home to-night. He lias been instructed to reiterate firmly Franco's demand. Tho French government ex? pects that Italy will yield. Explain* French Attitude. Home, January US.?The French charge d'affaires, M. Legrand, Sn in interview with the Italian Foreign Minister, Marquis di San tim? pano, to-day explained fully the French litlitude and Insisted upon the release of the Turks. The Foreign Minister promised to consider Die matter, and will reply to-morrow after a consulta? tion with the Premier. As It wns expected that nothing would be done until to-morrow, ufte'r the arrival of the French ambassador, Camlilo Barrore. to-day's interview is taken as an indication of n desire on both sides to reach a quick settle? ment of the differences. Weight is added to this view by the amicable spirit shown by the representatives of Italy and France.. HOBSON FOR UNDERWOOD Tells Tlnrmou That Southerner Will De DemocratIc Nominee. Columbus, O.. January .'3.?"1 told Governor Harmon that Oscar Under? wood, Democratic lender of the na? tional House of Representatives, would be the Democratic nominee for Presi? dent. 1 told him that Underwood was supported not only by the Alabamans but by tlio people of many States, and stated that the people of my State, while liking him (Harmon) personally, would not "import him for tho presi? dency while there existed a chance of Underwood winning." This was the statement m:ide by Congressman Richard p. Hobson, of Alabama, to-day at the conclusion of n conference. Later Mr. Ilobson denied thai his visit to Ohio had any connection with his political hopes for Underwood. Monday night, he said, he addressed n meeting In Dennlson, Ohio, but did riot touch upon politics. FIRED FIRST GUN ON SUMTER r itpfaln Julius A. Sltgrenvea nies Sud? denly 111 .New 1 ork Office. New York. January 33.?Captain Julius A. sitgreaves, ??>. Confcdorato veteran, seventy-four years old, whose company was In the attack on Fort Stiinter in 1861. and was credited by some with having llrnd the first gun on the fort, died suddenly while sitting at his editorial desk in the office of an aii publication. Apoplexy was given us the rauBO of death. Captain Sllgrcnyes wns born in Rock Hill. s. C. He sorved with distinction in the Civil War. retiring with the los.-. <i. his right leg In battle. lie had been engaged In editorial work here since 18S7. BOOM FOR WATTERSON Choice of Kentucky'? Lower House for the Presidency, Frankfort. Ky.. January 28.?Do daring'that Henry Wattcrson is Ken? tucky's choice for tho Democratic presidential nomination, members of the lower house of the Kentuck] Leg? islature to-day put through with a whoop a resolution inviting Mr. Wat tershu to address the 'House at his pleasure. Mr. Waltet son is now In Washington, and had'intended leaving] next week ? for Florida to spend the remainder of the winter. KKST ShitYICK TO CA MFC IMA. Standard or Tonilat. Latl.tr personally COS Suctuil without change. Ilor'.h |7. Wash - tunset Route, S07 Q. Mala 8t. VIRGINIA URGED 10 BANISH LIQUOR Antisaloon League Committee Pleads for State-Wide Vote. MANY DELEGATES AT CONVENTION Legislative Report Laid on Table for Consideration To-Day?Evil of Drink Ably Presented. Want Jug Trade to Dry Territory Broken Up. Text of Report. With (ho opening of the eleventh annual convention of the Antisaloon League of Virginia last night In tho Seventh Street Christian Church, which was filled utmost to Its capacity by about TOO earnest delegates seek? ing the abolition ot the saloon, proba? bly the hardest fight for State-wide prohibition in this Commonwealth was begun. In the report of the legislative com? mittee, the following resolutions were I embodied: "Resolved (It, That wo hereby urge the General Assembly of Virginia to paajlng the following bills: ' "(n> A bill to give the people oC Virginia the right to vote on the quca j tlon of the abolition of the licenao system, or what is usually termed Slate-wide prohibition. "(b) Tho two companion bills to re? strict tho license giro i hy tho State tu sell liquor, to gales within the bounds of what Is known a3 'wet' ter? ritory, and to restrict the shipment ot liquor within the bounds of 'wet' ter? ritory. "(c) Bills which will place such re? strictions around Ihc registration of voters that the padding ot the regls traAloii lists with illiterate and venal voters will be prevented. "(d) A bill to carry out the recom? mendation of the Governor that all saloons be closed from sunset until sunrise. "(e) A bill to make It the duty of the Department of Charities und Cor? rections to make a careful ptudy ot all the facts pertaining to the liquor traftle, and to initiate, and to aid In prosecutions ror violations" of the li? quor laws. "Resolved (2), That we hereby urgu our Senators and Representatives In Congress to vote and to work for tho pasan?e of such Federal legislation aa will give to the several States entire conttol of the liquor tratlic within the1 r own borders and as wilt prohibit the granting of a L'ntted States tax re? ceipt to any person In 'dry' territory.'1 .No Action ou Report. Other than a rising vote of thanks by the delegates to tho convention to the members of the committee for their work, no action wan taken on the re? port of the committee. However, 't will come-up for discussion this morn? ing at 10 o'clock, that hour having been set apart in the program for the purpose. Judging by the sentiment displayed, there Is apparently no quvtl itoi) but that the league will unanl I tnously adopt nil of the resolutions j recommended by the committee, The attendance at the opening ses? sion was tho largest In the history of the league, delegates being prestnt from every section of the State, indi? cating the deep interest which Ik felt in the action of the present session of the General Assembly on tr\c varloue measures which have been Introduced dealing with the liquor traffic. In welcoming tho visitors Governor Mann expressed his sympathy with their object. "Ninety-nine per cent, of the convicts in tho penitentiary," he suld, "are serving terms for crimes Which were committed while they were under the Influence of liquor. T have also discovered, after many Investi? gations, that tho criminal age in Vlr I ginla is from twenty-three to twenly I five years. Therefore 1 say that lite temptation of whiskey should be re j moved from our young men." j Following the opening of tho meet < Ing With prayer by Rev. P. A. Cave, of 1 Uowllng Green, the Governor spoke. ! while th? response wns made by Rev, I J, M. Crow.-, D. D.. of Pulaskl. VddreSH by President. R. S. Harbour, president of the J league, was presented by Rev. H. D. C. j Maclachlnn. D. D? pastor of the church, win, presided Mr. Harbour referred brlelb to the work of the league dur? ing l lie past year, nml among othei ' things emphasized the need of mote laymen to aid In the movement to stamp out the barroom. "Wo are fighting a terrible foe,'1 he said, "and tho battle Is a terrific one. Wo need more strong men, and out need lor their influence i? Imperative. We ;.rc now reaching only about one half of thu Slate as It should be I reached. I '?lehrthcr, 1 wish nlso to emplij.-ize [ the fact that we uro not in politics. ; and never have been. The league Is true let lls principles In regard to non i partisan candlutes; we are non-partl 1 sun." Mr. Harbour asked Ills audience not to Iii ed the rumors, anel report., which from Ilm? to time have gone abroad concerning the actions and policies ol the league. In a stirring address. Bishop J.C. Kllgo of the Methodist Hpiscopal Church South, pleaded that Virginia join will. North Carolina In barring tue legaltzec >aloon. Ho slid that, advanced moral? ity hnd been shown In tho Old North State. Should Go iuto Politics. Tho speaker was aroused to a llttlo mirth over Iba announcement that the Virginia League was not in politics, and said that If it was not. that It should ge>! in "AH "' 'he politicians In tho. South," ho asserted, "have a new class of constituents to deal with, and oilier seekers must now face a moral public in the South." There-" foro ho urged Cioaa working In behalt