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RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1912. TUB! WEATHER TO-DAY?Fair PRICE TWO CENTS; VITAL STATISTICS BILL IS PASSED Health Board to Direct Record of Births and Deaths. FEE SYSTEM IS NOT CONSIDERED Senator West Fails to Get Dis? charge of Committee?House Will Investigate Institutions Under Weaver Resolution. Many Important Mat? ters Just Ahead. Passage by the Senate of Kte Drewry vital statistics hill was the principal legislative event of yesterday, aside trom the conclusion In the House of consideration of the Jordan prohibition enabling act The Drewry bill, com? ing from the State Hoard of Health and regarded by It ns of prime Im? portance to the people of the. Slate, went through practically In the form In which It was reported by the com? mittee as a substitute for t'ae original bill. The Bureau of Vital Statistics is to bo a section of the Statu Health De? partment. The Health Commissioner Is to bo tho State Registrar of Vital b'tatlstics. The local registrars arc to bo the health otlicors ot the cities und towns. Each city, town and magis? terial district will constitute a regis? tration district. Iterord Death and Births. Permits for all burials are to be icgtstered, and no funeral can be held until this duty Is performed; but for the protection of sparsely settled dis? tricts, the burials may be proceeded tv 1 til, the pel mit to be secured within ten days. Full details, so far a? obtainable, are 1c. be secured as to each person who dies. The race, age, birthplace, names of parents, and various other personal statistics must be secured.. Births are treated In much the same ?way, the Idea being to have a perma? nent record o! vital statistics for the use of public officials and for purpose of gaining Information which win be valuable in legal matters. Estates, for Instance, could be irequentiy set? tled, It. Is pointed out, were informa? tion as to ancestry and descent prop? erly established; Most other countries now have tho system so perfected ar, to use it ln stcad ot a personal numeration for taking a census. The States, are grad? ually adopting It. Fee System Nut Considered. Were anything lurthcr needed to as? sure the death of the movement against the fee system of paying public ofll clals, so fur as thin Legislature Is concerned, the evidence would be fur? nished by the vote In the Senate yes? terday. Senutor J E. West tried to secure a discharge of the Committee <m Finance from further consideration of his bill requiring officers who re? ceive their compensation as a whole or in part from feus to keep a record of their earnings for public use, so that the Legislature might have the information on which to base its fu? ture action with reference to payment ot fees or salaries. The committee seemed desirous of reporting the bill out to-morrow, but Senator West pressed his point, per? haps 10 make a teat. He was defeated, 7 to 38. House to Investigate. Tho House of Delegates will under? take by itself, without tili aid or con? sent of the .senate, to investigate the business management of the Institu? tions reco'vlng moticy iron; the State, with a view to making r-ticli changes as will save money to the Stale. Aubrey G. Weaver, e.f Warren, whoso Joint resolution to this effect vs-.s killed yesterday morning by tho Sens ate Committee, on Public Institutions ond Education, secured renewed fa vorablo action In the House. A committee of three Is to be ap? pointed by the Speake'r, to have a look Into the financial affairs of the Insti? tutions which knock fit the dour of the Treasury for biennial appropriations. The members of the committee will receive no compensation, but theirs, as Mr; Weaver said, would be a labor of love. Mr. Rutherfbord expressed a doubt If such a gigantic undertaking could be secured fur mere love, bill tho de? bate was small, ahd the resolution went through. The report Is to be shade to the General Assembly. hi- mil- Ahead. Many important matters now lie just ahead In both the Senate and the House. The. convict labor bills came up yesterday, and were ordered to their engrossment, but will be held over until to-day for amendments which are to be offered. They will prohably be passed. The primary bll will be heard on Tuesday, the meas? ure to prevent the killing of robins will be acted upon, and other matters will receive early consideration. Two special orders In the House? the Tax Commission bill and the lliiic grlndlng bill ? have already been pushed from their places by the ex? tended debate on the Jordan bill, di? el.-r a rule adopted by the House yes? terday, contested matter win be handled at the morning sessions and iincpntosted material in the afternoons. The Idea In this is to make progress on bills over which there will be fights, while at the sann: time putting through and getting over to the Sen? ate the long list of local ami uncon? tented material which Is crowding the calendar. Probably such a calendar has never been seen In the House before. It will contain to-day probably 100 pages. The outlook for tho bill to prevent the pollution of streams which are the water supplies of communities' is not particularly good, it was heard last night by Senate and House. Commit? tees', sitting Jointly. ?$u action was taken, but even were the measure re? ported It Is now so late in l he session that, in consideration of the stren? uous opposition manifested. Its pas? sage would bo exceedingly doubtful. The. general appropriation is ."till trJontinued on "third pogo.) PLEADINGS ARE BEGUN Cone Jvbnaon Maken Dramntlc Appeal for Julin llcul Kneed. Fort Worth. Tex., Fobruary 22.?Tho first pleadings for and against John Boat Sneed, accused of the murder of A. G. Boyct, Sr.. In tho lobby of a Fort Worth hotel January 13. were lizard to-day. For tho prosecution, Attorney Jordan Cummlngs began the argument this morning. CuinmiugK ro clt<y the incidents attending tho shooting of Boyce, arm urged that tho mun accused bad committed mur? der und should be punished according? ly. Cone Johnson spoke for the de fentso tills afternoon. He told of the departure ?f the defendant's wife from a Fort 'Worth sanatorium with the son ,pf the man killed, pictured the distress of the husband and father, and brought his pleadings to a dra? matic close with an affusion to the two children of Snced?nine and six years old. Punishment or the father meant punishment of the children, he urged. He related how last Christ? inas one of mo children had asked Sliced to "Go and get mamma." This was .subsequent to tho elopement j from Fort Worth, and before she was' detained at Winnipeg with A. G. Boyce. Jr. "Gentlemen," said Johnson, "these children have been robbed of their mother. Do you desire that next Christmas they lay their little hands on the breast of another person and ask not only 'where in mamma?' but ?where Is papa ?' " MEETS NEXT AT NORFOLK Trl-Stuto Medical Society Holds Finn! \ Session nt Columbia. ISpeolal toThe Tlmes-Dtspatch.j Columbia. S. C, February ?With the election of officers and the selec? tion of Norfolk. Va., as the next meet? ing place, the Trl-8tntc Medical So? ciety adjourned to-night after a two] days" session. The following office id were elected: President, A. E. Baker, Charleston; First Vice-President, A. H. Khowltoh, Columbia, S. C.; Second Vlce-Presldcht, A. J. Crowell, Charlotte. N. C.; Tnird Vice-Pi Caldent. a. e uray. of Rich? mond; Secretary and Treasurer. E. E. Hughes, Eauren.-. S. C. It. B- Epting, of Greenwood. S. C.; Southgate Eclght, j ol Norfolk, Va., end' J. ii. May. of WaynesvUle, were immcil members ot j the executive council. I Among tne papers read to-day ' number were by Richmond physicians, j ii.eluding Dr. Hoben C. Bryan, Dr. Douglas Vanderhoot, Or'. D. D. Tallcy. I.jr.. Dr. Clllton M. Miller, Dr. Uw rehec T Price, Dr. John N. LTpshur, Dr. Virgiiiius Harrison. ,V stroiii ' paper was presented front Dr. W. E. Dri\?r. of Norfolk. Va, The sessions of the society ended to-night witn a reception given by the Medical Association of Columbia, to j j the visitors. THRILLING RESCUE AT SEA 1 Man l'atl? Overboard Prom Cruiser] Wnahlnglon. Aboard United Slates Cruiser Wash? ington, at sea. via Jupiter, Fla., Febru? ary 22.?Those already aboard the cruiser Washington of the party which will accompany Secretary of Stute ICnox or his irip to South America, including Captain Clayton and newspaper cor? respondents, witnessed a. thrilling res? ent at sea lo-dny, when William Fara-| uay. boatswain's mate, of Bradford, Muss . was washed overboard. Instantly a cry of man overboard was raised and the warship came to a stop ivlthtn her own length. From the quarterdeck, where he was on watch. Private Madson, of tho marines, Minneapolis, launched a life buoy, which] Faraday seized. A lifeboat was put' out after a hard battle against wind] end sea and rescued the man and | brought him back to the cruiser. | Faraday w-as lifted cold and limp on the deck amid clicking of comcras. Tho rescued man suffered severely from thoj Shock of immersion. MISS WILSON MAROONED lintichtcr of jersey Governor t'au't Get nut of Mexico. El Paso, Texas, February 22.?Miss Nellie Wilson, twenty years old. daugh? ter of Governor Wood row Wilson, of New Jersey, and Miss Kitner. a friend.j are marooned at Madera, Chihuahua,I Mexico', according to advices to-night, j The young women have been the guests' . : the family of P. A. Kuchelns, manag. ? ?r of a large lumber camp operating! at Madera. Owing to the increased activity of th( rebels in Chihuahua it Is said that] Governor Wilson has made demands! that his daughter and her friend be| conducted to the American border. Thei leleds refuse to permit tho railroad company to run a train from Madera! to Juarez uijtil the situation Improves.' Madera lust night declare.) In favor of Antonio Bojas. a rebel leader, and In celebrating tho event burned a large, part of the Mexican quarter. ALDERMAN THE ORATOR Hi- Makes AddrexN itt University of I'euhsylvaula < elcbrattou. Philadelphia, Pa. February 22.? Pennsylvania and Virginia clasped hands to-day In observing the l&G.lh anniversary ' of the birth of George Washington at the celebration of the! day by the University of Pennsylvania.! During Washington's presidential res-j Idence in Philadelphia he never miss- , cd it function at the University tvf Pennsylvania, and the institution an-i mi.illy celebrates his birthday. This year the orator of tho day was Ed- ! win A. Alderniiin, president of the Unl vcrslty of Virginia: who. in his address on "The Problem of Democracy," said; that the two old Commonwealths of i Virginia and Pennsylvania ru e "tied to-j gcthor by unbreakable bonds of com-, mon ancestry, common glory and coin - j mon tragedy." The degree of doctor of laws was conferred, among others, upon Presi- l dent Alderman. , Weather Expert Dead. Cape May, N. J.. February 22.?Cap-I tain Theodore F. Townscnd. one of the! most noted weather experts In this! count) y, died to-day at his home here, j aged seventy-four years. Ho was the I Inventor of many of the delicate indi-' cntors and instruments now in use by the Weather Bureau. IliirthqiinUc fit Sun .lose. Washington, February 22.?United : States Consul S. T. I.c<- at Sun Jose, Costa Rica, cabled to the State De? partment to-day that the earthquake there yesterday was a severe one, bttt| that no lives were lost. Serious dam-[ age was done to buildings In the city and vicinity Wednesday Night's Gale. Said to Be Worst Since 1879. MARINE LOSSES WILL BE HEAVY; ? Old Dominion Steamer Sinks After Being Rammed by Nor? wegian Tramp?Coast Be? tween Cape Henry and Nor? folk Lined With Ships in Distress. Norfolk. V.-i., February 22.?One ves-1 sei. the OM Dominion steamer Madison, sunk, twenty-two other steamers and sailing vessels ashore, and throe mud-; scows carrlid to sea. are some of tho marine disasters caused by Wednesday, night's gale, said to be the worst since 187?. j Tho Madison sank between 8 and 9 o'clock this morning, after being rammed by the Norwegian tramp steam >r Hippolyte Dumos. The latter vessel's steering gear became deranged, and the wind carried her against the Madison. Captain Payne, of the Mer ehants' and Miners' Transportation Company's Dorothy, which arrived from Providence this morning, after a very rough voyage, reported seeing twenty two vessels ashore between Cape Henry and this city. Five large tramp steamers which w-er? In port were blown a.shon: during the pale. They were the British steam? er Elswyek Manor, the Norwegian steamers Cecil anil irermes. .tnd the Danish steamers Marssllborg arid Nord Btjernen. The Elswyck Manor was tloated at ? o'clock to-night, and as she was found to be undamaged, went In a berth at Lambert's l'olnt to load a rargo of coal. All of the steamers, with the excep? tion of tht Mars:-liborg, were anchored In the river between Damherfs and BewelPa Point, to load cargoes of coali at the piers, when they were caught by i the gale and carried inshore. Driven Into Tanner's Creek. The Norwegian steamer Hermes ap? parently fared worse than any of the other?, as she was driven up Into Tan- ; tier's Creek'and landed on the edge of Edgewater. The other vessels, the Noreistjcrnen arid Cecil, dtd not git far out of the channel, and no trouble is anticipated In floating then. The Danish steamer Marsellborg. Captain I^arsen went ashore In the K?steln Branch above the Nonolk and Western Railroad bridge, where she went a few days ago to discharge a decklood o tttmber before Viavlng her bulwarks, which were sfrung In a gale en tl'.e coast last week, repaired. The British steamer Ktrathallan '.vetch was In the stream awaiting to load a cargo of coal for the govern nr.ent. dragged her anchor and came up alongside the Merchandise pier at ?Lamberts Point, where She was made fast before she did any damage. The United States quarantineship Jamestown, which broke front her mooring* In Hampton Roads on Wed? nesday night and grounded on Thimble Shoal, tloated to-day by the revemuc cut? ter Onondaga and several naval tugs, and towed back to Hampton Roads. The Onondaga had stood by the Jamestown during the blow, and after floating her went to Bea to look for three mud-scows carried out. Two of the three scows were picked up later and brought Into Hampton Roads to? night. Tile third one Is still unre ported, hut Is expected to he brought In early to-morrow. The scows eachj carried two men, and were owned by. the Morris and Cumming* ^Dre?lging| Company, one of then being valued %l\ 186,000, and the other two at 125,0001 At Ecast Tnenty Killed. New Orleans, i-a., February 22.?A total ot twenty persons were killed I and at least threescore Injured, mnnyj of them seriously, in the cyclonic I storm which swept through a strip ofi Northern Louisiana. and Mississippi; Tuesday evening. The property dam-, age, according to the Incomplete re? ports received here, will perhaps total i a half million dollar?. The fatalities, except in three In- ; stances, are contlned to negroes. One' while child was killed at Shrevepbrt, j Mrs. Crow, an aged white woman, was, killed at Homer. La., ant) a wh'tc man j named Tinimin was killed near King- j Bold. En. The death list: .Shrevcport, La., S. Horner, La;, 3. Magnolia. Miss., :i. Lexington. Miss.. 5. Rlhggold, La.; 1. It has been Impossible to secure re? ports from the remote districts of the affected territory. DainaRC In Newport News. [Special to The Times- Dispatch, 1 Newport News, Va? February 22.? ] Reports of the damage done by last1 night's terrific gab- continue to come ! in to-night, and indications are that, the total duiniige done both on shore and on water around the Peninsula j will total many thousands of dollars. : Halt' a dosen small craft are wrecked,! s. v.nil buildings were badly damaged.! and business houses suffered to a con? siderable extent. The oyster licet III , tin- upper James also suffered, several I large vessels and a score- of small 1 ones being driven on the benches. in Newport News the damage was far greater than at lirst supposed. An immense brick building in Klondyko was unroofed, and the roof, of tile and timber, fell ucross two other build-1 Ings. elatnaglng them. A hoat-housei just beyond the city was picked up i by the wind and hurled a hundred feet and smashed to pieces. Two big power .bouls rammed Into Old Do? minion l'ler A, and arc partial wrecks. The schooner Emma, which wan blown against the trestle leading from Phoebus to Did Point is a wreck and the trestle is damaged A number of plate glass windows and showcases in this city. Hampton and (Continued on Seventh i'agc.) " REPORT IS CONFIRMED n. A. Patterson Tob'itrco Company'? Plant OoIqk to Louisville. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] I.oitlavlllr, Ky., Fcbnmry 22.?The re? port thnt the It. A. Patterson Tobaeco Company, of nicbmond. ti hrnncb of the American Tobacco Company, In to be moved to Loulavtlle won couflrmed to? night by I'. J. Hanlon. vlce-prcnldcuW of the American Tobacco Company, un ??In return home from .New Turk. Mr. Ilnnlou aald that white the company'!* pinna nfTeeling the Pnttomou industry have not fully mutured. It already hnn been decided to trSntifcr the bulk of the hualueas to this city. The object of thla atrp, according to Mr. Hanlon, la to locate the I'ntteraitn plant "here It will he nearer its buac of auppllca. In I.oillavillc, he ?n|il, it will be altuated eon vehlcntljr to the territory from which It obtotua the ?renter part of Ita raw nupply. In ad? dition, Mr. Hanlon anld, Louisville nf fnrila n more advantageous geographi? cal location for tbla particular lodtintry than Itiebmiind. Juat nhnt part of the Pnttrraon bna Inea? the Amcrlcnn people already have decided to move away from Illchmond, Mr. Hanlon would not disclose at thla time. However, be auid that a full and complete announcement would lie made later. Mr. n union wan naked If It Is the Intention of the American Tobacco Company to dlnpo.se of or ncll the Pat? terson plant, in Richmond. This, be anld, bad not been determined* In order to make room for the bus? iness that ulli he cstahllahcd here, Mr. Hanlon aald that one or tvto ploitta woutd be enlarged to a eertnln extent. Since the early part of thla vicek, Crank A. Powell, who has been con? nected with the Patterson plant In nicbmond, han been In Lonlavllle In conucetlon with the removal, which will begin at once, according to .Mr. Hanlon. RUSSIANS INDIGNANT They Propoae Retaliatory Action Against the United States. St. Petersburg, February 22.?The mass-meeting of tho Nationalist party In the Hall of the Koblllty to-night, to protest against the altitude of the United states in denouncing the Russo American treaty of IS:'..', teas attended liy fifty members of the Duma, many public officials and several thousands of others Interested In retaliatory action which Russia proposes. Aftet four set speech-?, resolutions were rend In favor of the Nationalist proposals for the total exclusion rf Americans of Jewish faith from Russia, and for tariff reprisals. These propo? sal!! were Introduced In the Duma on December 27. According to their terms the customs duties are to be raised 100 Per cent. In certain cases. The declarations of speakers depre? cating Jewish Influence In the United States, which It was alleged was re? sponsible for tho attempt to me.dile. in Russian Internal affairs, and avow? ing the determination of Russians to be their own musters within their own doors, elicited some applause. A big map showing; tho irrigated and Irrigable sections of Turkestan was displayed on the platform, as showing the possibility of dispensing with American cotton. Count Vladimir Bobrlnsky. president of the Constitutional Conservative pn ty ami prominent In the Duma, said In tills connection: "We may come to bless tho day when President Taft abrogated the treaty." Other speakers made friendly refer? ences to the quulities of the American people and all attempted to explain how the Jews had taken advantage of the exigencies of the situation with the elections near at hand. M. von Eggert prBlsed President Taft, while Count Bobrlnsky declared that ex-President Roosevelt was the sworn enemy of Russia. TAFT WILL MAKE REPLY The Issues Iletwcen Ulm and Colonel Will He Clear Cut. Washington. Febr'jrary 22.?President Taft will reply to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's Columbus speech. Al? though the President will make no di? rect attack on Mr. Roosevelt, and hl though administration officials refuse to discuss his Columbus speech. It be? came known to-day that the President would answer the speech and present a clear-cut Issue between his political creed and that of his predecessor. Mr. Taft's answer will not be ninde all In one speech, but between now and the last of Marth he has many speak? ing engagements that will be utilized for i Iii.-, purpose. The President lo? ony extended his forthcoming trip to Chicago. He will stop In Toledo, O., and speak to the Chamber 6t Com? merce there the night of March S. In Toledo he will make probably the first speech of a series that will reply to Mr. Roosevelt. President Taft, it was said to-day. felt that Mr. Roosevelt had at least given him an opportunity to make his position clear without indulging In any personal attack. To many of the doctrines the former President enunciated at Columbus, President Taft is in agreement; to oth? ers he is known to be. unalterably op? posed: Among these are the Initiative and referendum, the recall of Judges and the recall of judicial decisions. The President has speaking engage? ments in New York, Ohio, Chicago and New Enginnd, and ll Is possible that others will bo made for him. HOUSTON'S LOSS $6.500,000 \galnst Thin Sum There Is Tolnl In t Btxrnncr ?f s l.rioo.oon. Houston. Tex.. February 22.?Total losses in Houston's lire were. $6,500,000; total insurance, Sl.~fi0.000. These figures wer,- taken from nearly complete compilations to-day of local Insurance men. Salvage from the burned district is counted on to ,-e duce tho actual Insurance payments to nearly $?,600,000. General Miles Finds Dead Man Is His Brother Wnahtnuton, February 32.?i.leu lennnt-fieneral Nelson .v. .Miles, i . S. A., retired, was motoring along Pennsylvania \venue to.night when a man. Walking briskly through the i win:; in In Lafayette Park, oppo. alte the White lloiiac, crumpled dnun In ti henp. then apron led on the pathway. General Mites left hla car to peer over the hcudn of. the crowd which bud gathered. "It'a my brother,"' snlrl the gen? eral, when be saw the upturned face. Then he took the body up lt> hla arms nnd carried It to bin auto? mobile. Daniel C. Ml lea wna the man's name. The coroner ' said hi* heart hud failed. The dead hinn's home wan in Westminster, .Mn?. it,. ?n? |n Wanhlngton ilaRing General Miles. OSPINA'S INSUL! BRINGS RECALL Thus Colombia Closes Sensational Diplomatic Incident. HIS POSITION IS NOT UPHELD Invitation May Be Extended to Knox to Pay Visit to Carta? gena, Which Ambassador In? timated Would Be Inoppor? tune?Course Not Sug? gested by Washington. Bogota. Colombia, Februnry 22.? Genera] Pedro del Osplna, Colombian minister to the United States, was re culled by the Colombian government to-day. This action was taken be? cause neither the Colombian govern? ment nor the Colombian people up? holds the position taken by the Colom? bian minister at Washington In noti? fying the State Department that the visit to Colombia ot Secretary Knox would be Inopportune, owing to the. fact that Colombia's claims In con? nection with Panama have not yet been arbitrated. The notification given him by the Colombian government to-day says that General Osplna is separated from his post at Washington, and that the incident between Colombia and tho United States is thus closed. Colombia, It continues, will maintain her international policy. Did Not Suggest Course. Washington. February 22.?The only concern of the State Department upon being informed to-day of the recall of the Colombian minister wan that it should be thoroughly understood that t!i<! department had not directly or Indirectly suggested this course, which consequently appears to have hecn purely voluntary on the part of the Colombian government. The department all along has re? garded Minister Ospina's 'utterances as purely personal, thereby accepting his own definition of his note, and as he had been invited to express his opinion as to the expediency of Secretary Knox's visit, there could be no oftlula) ground for complaint on the part of the de? partment. The Cnlled States, how? ever, had nothing to do with any dis? ciplinary measures that the Dogota Foreign Office adopted. It is not ex? pected that Minister Ospina's recall will In any way affect the. status of Mr. Duhois, the American minister to Colombia. Just how the State Department, will he notified officially of General Os? pina's recall is a matter of conjecture. It Is scarcely expected that the. min? ister will be put In the embarrassing position of being required to present to the State Department his own let? ters of recall. In the ordinary course he would quietly withdraw from Washington and permit his successor to present the of. nclal letters of recall in connection with his own credentials as Colombian minister. Meanwhile. American Min? ister Dubols Is expected to advise the State Department of what has taken place. Invitation Kxpectcd. An outcome of the situation is ex? pected to be an invitation to Secretary Knox to visit Cartageaa according to the terms of the original itinerary of the secretary's central and South American tour. In that case the Invi? tation probably will be transmitted through Minister Dubols. While the delay by adverse weather of Secre? tary Knox's departure from Florida on the. cruiser Washington will enable him to receive notice before he sails of the latest development in the Colom? bian sltuntlon, it Is regarded as very doubtful whether he will feel able now again to change his plans to accept an Invitation to visit Colombia. It is reasonably certain that he will not do sjo unless there Is every as? surance that his arrival in Cartagena will not lead to an unpleasant incident. In diplomatic circles some officials declare that Minister Osplna well knew he was subjecting himself to thej dislike cif tho State Department ns well gs his own government so far a.t they Officially were concerned, hut that he was willing to sacrifice his position to bring before the world once more In an emphatic manner the claims ofi Colombia. Minister Ospina Is a map of inde? pendent means and Is said to have suf-j fered personal loss through tho ac? quisition of the canal zone by the United States. He. believed that ho was< reflecting popular sentiment by blr, action here. W ill Hoard Cruiser To-Day. Palm Beach; Fia.. February 22.?The United States cruiser Washington ar? rived off Palm Bench this morning, and. after being notified to go to Key West to await Secretary of Stuto Knox, proceded on her way. Secretary Koox and his party will board iho cruiser at Key West io-morrow and start on his South Am ."lean tour. Will lleeelve Worm Welcome. Paris, February S2.?Scnor Antonio Jimincz, charge d'affaires of Panama In Prance, in the course, of an inter? view to-day said that Secretary of si.ite Knox was certain to receive a warm welcome In Panama and gen? erally throughout the l-nlti republics of America. Ills visit, Mr. Jlniiiicz said, would bo another token that the United States was extending it hand of friendship to Its sister republics. HAS MORE THAN HIS~?HARE Gas Nation Charged With Being Hus? band of Four WITCH. Ua Grange. Ca., February ;i.?Gus Nation, aged forty-two, was placed (n Jail here to-day. charged with having . lour wives resldlnr in .is many towns ' in Georgia'and Alnbmnn. 11. was ar? rested on the bigamy charge at Athens, Gn., while he married ihe thirteen yenr-ol'd daughter of 1-3. A. Perry, a merchant, several wteks ago. Anoth? er of his wives. Mrs. Myrtle Held Na? tion, resides here, while the other two, according to the charges, live, at At? lanta and Selma. Ala. SEVEN BODIES RECOVERED Meuy Minor? May Have Met DeatU In l.'uderground Fire. LehluR, Okal., February 22.?Of 100 miners at work In mine No. 5, of the Western Coal and Mining Company, when fire broke out at 11 o'clock this morning eighty had been rcecucd up to 6 o'clock to-night. Practically no headway hap been I..ado In sutlutng the tire, and hope that the twenty men still in tho mine can be rescued allvo la diminishing. Seven Known Dead. Coalgate, Okal., February 22.?Seven men arc known to have been killed, I und the fate ot a acore or more im- i prisoned In mine No. ."> of tho Western Coal and Mining Company, which is ufi.ro, Is doubtful. Up to midnight seven bodies had been brought to the surface, half a dozen men had been rescued allvo while tho apparently lifeless bodies of scvoral others had been located The mine, was discovered ultre short? ly before noon to-day. At that time 10T men were at work. The greater number, were near the mouth and escaped bet?re the tire galneel "itead way, but others in the lower workings were entombed. The fire was sufficiently subdued early to-night to permit rescue parties] to enter. A negro was the first man \ j found alive. In the same recess tho ' bodies of seven dead were found. One cf tho number was an American, tho others foreigners. MURDERER CAPTURED Samuel Miller. Escaped Wlfe-Slnycr, Found lu California. Memphis. Tonn.. February 22.?Sam? uel Miller, who was convicted of the I murder of his wife, Mrs. Gussie Miller j on Thanksgiving Day, 1002. here, and [who escaped from the Madison county Jail at Jackson. Tenn., the night r-l 1 May 28, 1903. has been arrested at Oak? land. Cal . according to advices mad? public here to-day. As soon as extra? dition papers are obtained a deputy will go to Oakland to bring Miller tc Memphis Miller shot his wife, who had tiled suit for divorce, to death In a store that she had opened here. Two chil? dren of the Millers saw their father slay their mother. Immediately after? ward he calmly surrendered to tho po? ll, -e. Miller was arrested at Oakland on Monday last, but the local police did not announce the capture until to-day. pending Identification of the man. now said to he complete. Miller's escape with three either noted prisoners nt Jackson created wide comment at the time, because Of the coincidence that a theatrical troupe. headed by Cole Younger anel Frank James, gave a per | formance in Jackson the night of the Jail delivery. SISTER CANDIDE SENTENCED Former Charity Worker Alleged to Have F.nibcizlcd SSOO.OOO. Paris, February 22,?The woman known as Sister Canellde, who was formerly superior of the Order of St. Ann and was engaged for many years In an elaborate scheme of charitable, work, was sentenced to-day on a charge of embezzlement and abuse of confidence to eighteen months' Impris? onment. Her sentence was suspended and she was lined J200i on payment of which she will be relieved from serv? ing her term In prison. She was arrested on May 20. 1910, at the Instnnce of a firm of Jewelers from whom she had borrowed gre;it r(uatlttties of Jewelry ostensibly to sell on commission. Much of this Jewelry was found later In the pawnshops of Paris and London. One of the woman's associates, Dl\ Petit, hanged himself on the day she was arrested, leaving a note saying that he could not face, the exposure, and charging her with tho responsibility. She Is alleged to have embezzled $SOO,000. RECEIVER IS APPOINTED Creditors May I'lirchnse Mills mid Operate Tbem. Korne. Ua.. Februar? 22,?At the first meeting uf creditors of the Trlon Man? ufacturing Company this morning, Thomas W. Llpscomb, a Home attor? ney, was made trU8tce. His bond was fixed at $50,000, and In: was given Itli; thorlty to operate the mills until another meeting ot creditors, to be held April 15. Tho reports ,of Receiver .1. Paul Cooper showed assets of ?90O,i)0u and liabilities of about $50,000 in excess of that amount. The receiver an? nounced that In his opinion the- prop? erty would not net too creditors more than 70 cents on tho dollar If the mills were sold nt auction. An endeavor will be made by creditors to gain con? sent of all concerned to p?rchasi and I operate the mills. Receiver Cooper was given until March 4 to tile his final report. PROGRESSIVES FOR TAFT With La Kollettc Out of Itnce Tbcy will Support President. Dallas, Tex.. February 22.? -The ex? ecutive committee of the Progressive Republican League of Texas at n con? ference held here to-day to "decide what man or candidate for President should be supported, as Senator La Folletto seems out of the race," by a unanimous vote Indorsed President Tuft for ronominatlon. Specifically, the convention declared against the nom-' inatlon of former President Roosovelt and announced that the league Is un? alterably opposed to any "third term." Colonel Ceeii a Lyon. State chairman and national coniiiiltteeman, was scored ami his continuation In office will ne contested. President Taft was refer? red to as a. progressive a Republi? can as any before tho people for the Republican no ml nation." AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM Taft, Gibbons and Many Governors Will Address Civic Federation. Washington, February 22.?A pro? gram Including the attendance of Pres? ident Taft, the Governors of many States, Cardinal Gibbons and other Catholic leaders, government officials and others, Is announced by the Na? tional civic Federation for the twelfth annual meeting to be held in Washing? ton oil March 5, ti and 7 The. federation will take up ques? tions relating to worklngmen's condi? tions; ;!-..; relations of employer und employe, and to public health cor? porations regarding changes tu l.-^;.ti procedure. MANY NOTED GUESTS Taft und Cblcf Justice White ou List of Hibernians. Savannah. Go.. February 22.?When' the Hibernian Society of Savannah cel? ebrated its 100th anniversary on May 1 here, it will be host to some of the best known men of the nation. Speak? ers and guests at Its bar. I lot on Ihf evening of the celebration day will lie-hide President Taft. Chief Justice White of tin- United siat.-- Suprcmi Court. Ho?rko Cockran, Senators mi.I Coiigressmoh, Invitations have bi on extended u a number of prominent men from whom replies have not jet been received. HOUSE STANDS BY JORDAN BILL AND PASSES IT, VOTE BEING Ii2 TO 30 But Cox Amendment, Calling for State-Wide Prohibition on July 1, Meets InstantDeath. PATRON'S CHANGE PERMITS SALE OF HARD CIDER Latter Amendment Came as Bit? ter Pill to Prohibitionists, but One "Held His Nose and Swallowed It"?Daring State Wide Proposition Offered by Richmond Member Rejected by Bigger Vote Than That Cast for Enabling Act?Sensational Tilt Between Montague and Byrd?Plan to Punish Thosa Who Violate Law in Illegally Signing Petition Killed, Along With Every Amendment Ex? cept That Relating to Hard Cider, Which Jordan Himself Offered?Exciting Incidents in Closing Debate. j . FINAL VOTE ON JORDAN BILL AY KS?Adam?, Anderson, Ilnin, naUer, u( CncMtcrtlcld t linker, of Louisa; Ilargumln, Hell, Uordru, Downturn Brewer, Drown, ul Dan? ville; IInek. Hurt, Cnlcman, of Sp?t nvivunlu; Dunlcl, Barman, Kvnns, Ihilni;, l 11 / 1111l'.'i. l-Tamigiio, i niton. Grant, Crcuory, Harvey, Ivcj, Jcn ?ilnKN, Jordan, lvcnt, Klnscy, Love,' ! Lunafurd, Mulbou, Martini MushIc, Mcctr.e, Moore, Moseloy, Mustnrd, j .Norrln, Page, Itadford, Hakes, Itevr, I llabert", of Wnshlugtou; llobertson, I Holnton, How, Smith, Spcasard, Steb blns, gtenhcuson, of Ilnth; Stephen sou, of .1 nines City; Strntton, Tatc, Tlirnrkiuortoii, Walton, Weaver, White, of Albomurlct Willerojv WIL linuiH, \\ ISHlcr und the iSponUer?U2. MIES?Dank?, Uro? nine, Chris, tinn, Culenian, of Xorfolk; Cox, Creamer, Curtis, (Milium, Humood, Houston, Ilowcrton, Kemper, M.II (?tend. Moncure, Moutucuo, Old, Oli? ver, i'nrker. Peek, Roberta, of Sleek, lenhurg; Sutphln, Taylor, Temple Inu, 'I'errell, Tiffany, Pts, Watts, Webb, White, of llockhrlduc, and Wla??no. PAIRS?Mr. Clarke with Mr. Ituth erfoord, .Mr. Cbulkley with Mr. Pcy loa, Mr, Tuhh with Mr. it Ichurdson, Mr. Ilrown, of Westmoreland, with .Mr. I.anil. In each ease the first* niimrd would have voted "ayc.V With one amendment, offered by 1 cas I patron, designed to permit the Ire? I tale of hard elder even if the Stntq should vote for prohibition, the. lordan bill was passed by the House of JJeie gatos last night ut liilS o'clock, livery other proposed amendment, even thosa merely Intended to strengthen the hill by making adequate penalties for in? fraction of the election laws, was voted down with relentless regularity by the compactly organized force be? hind the bill. The Jordan amendment, Intended as a concession to the orchard vote and Interests, was a revere test to some of tli. men pledged to vote for an en? abling act. W.iile there were one or two exceptions of men who stood to their temperance guns and voted "no" 10 the tree permit for older, some oth i is of those who have stood for tem? perance lor years bowed to the will o? tlie organisation and permitted the ad? dition to go Into the measure. A re? porter for The Times-Dispatch, to se? cure a line on fhe sentiment, asked, six members, who fuvoied the enabling act and the eider amendment. If they would have voted for the hard cider amcndmctit had it been offered by Ivd wln P. COS, an opponent of the bill. With one exception they said they wotlld not?that It was the program toi kill every proposition ?,f the opponents and CArry every one suggested by it* advocates, no matter what. "The cider amendment was a bitter pill," said one man who .--poke for th<? Jordan lull, "but I held my nose and, swallowed it." W bite Wou V otes. The fact that the speeches made by Hugh A. White, of Rockbridge, woro not entirely without t..elr effect wua sle.wn in the vote on his amendment! designed to make, the bill, constitu? tional, and to preserve.to the Legis? lature its law-making powers, by mak? ing the vote of the people, it held tins der the election, mui'ely advisory. Not even tue organization of the Anti saloon League, of Virginia could hohl all the members on this proposition, for the. vote was :i<i to $2, night men Joining in the dculre to have this chango made. A direct proposition for Mut? pro? hibition by legislative enactment wnn .gnomlnloUHly defeated by 10 to Oil, - .Idwin P. Cox laid the matter before the House In the form of a nnbstltuta for the Jordan bill, merely making It unlawful for any Intoxicating liquor tu be made or Mold In \ Iru-lnlu after luly I. IttlU. The substitute also did ?hat the hilt doe* out do? pro? idea .?enattles for ?liilnllon of the prohibi? tory law. tin thin opportunity to nertire prn? [blblUon within four months, and si