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Sil?S?WHOLE NTJMBER 18,914. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1912. weather to.dat-s.ow ?, ni? PRICE TWO CENTS.
MEXICAN FORCES ENGAGE IN BATTLE They Are Fighting for Possession of Chi? huahua City. TROOPS AT JUAREZ LEAVE HASTILY 'JRushcd to Assistance of Orozco, .Who Has Come Out in Open Against Madero and Is Hot? ly Pressed by Federals. His Quarrel With Villa. i El Paso. Texas. March 3.?-Pightlr.g -m-as ronowod at Chihuahua at T o'clock to-night, according to a telegram re? ceived hy Juan TarrazaH. one of the wealthy family of that name, who is v member of the ro.fugeo colony Iit<. The message contained no details of tie earlier lighting, according to tenor Tcrrazas. Another message, not fully author tlc&ted, but probably approximating tho truth, had It that the foreaoon'a lighting lasted thre'j hourii, and that thlrty-flvc persons wer? killed or r/ounded. Villa then withdrew, but according; to the telegram to S^nor 'J'errazas, returned to th* Attack to? night. ! Orfttf" Hard rriiMi'rt. El Pane, Ttxib, March 2.?A telegram stating that righting for the possession) of Chihuahua City, capital of the Mex? ican Btnte of that name, had b:-g'in ?'ur, followed to-day by the hasty de? parture of tho rebel garrison at Juarez ?to Join their comrades in the fight. Two telegram* bearing on tli<: light ?were rjcelved by Genoral Balazar, the Juarez commander, from BrBlillo Her? nandez, one of the rebel leaders ia the district about Chihuahua. Neither message gave details, but tht detach? ment of from ?00 to 1,000 nvn In Jub r'.z was speedily placed on boaid three sections of a freight train. The first telegram from Ifcrnandt* ?tat:d that his lore-.-, numbering about a'.'O men, and some of the force of Pas qual Orozco had been defending Chi? huahua against an attack by Federal troops under Colonel Paneho Villa. I?ror.eo In the Open. "Oirosco la with tie," the telegram said, meaning, the rebels declare, thai lie hah announod hlmsilt openly aa in a ring against MaJero. The second tel? egram merely stated, as dlvu.ged by General Raldsur, that Harnandai wan on his way to Join Orozco, who d-sired Balazar to Join the movement with ull j'OsMble npeed. There was no Intimation as to how serious the reported lighting was, but tho Juarez leaders received thi Im? pression that Villa's attaek had been a surprise, and that Orozco, It not de? feated, wa0 In Immediate need of assistance. Kictnty Hernandez, with his com? mand, was at Gallego, about .hlrty-; tieven miles north ol Chihuahua. Max? imo Caht-.ilo, a rebel chleftuln. with tiOO or 400 men. hus bren at Villa Ahu n;ada. ninety miles north of Chihuahua. Ho. too, Is said to be proceeding to Join ? Orozco. American and Mexican r?fugces her? account for tho report that Villa led the l-'cderal forces against the rebelt with two explanation?. The paramount one Is tho declaration that Villa and Orozco, through Jealousy growing out of the r?wards recelv?d by each after Madero' success last spring, are mortal enemies, and that Villa would tlnht on ?-Ither side If It wrro against hi.s for? mer comrades in arms. Orozco was made chief of th<- rtirales of Chihuahua by Madero, whll ? Villa, the converted I outlaw, wa.- given a command uhdci ' Mm. Paid for III* Loyalty. The second reason advanced i- that Villa waiv loyal only after Madero had Kruntsd his demand, including a largo turn of money, in the crisis. Governor Abraham Gon:-alor, the loyal Executive <if Chihuahua, is b.-Moved to have col? lected sufficient money and to have made the promises necessary to hold Villa ami his TOO troops t? the Madero banner. General Sulazar seems very hittrr aguinst Villa. Th ? latter; lie ilaimcd, tent word by special messen? ger, confirming previous promises that lie woula "save his face" by a show of resistance, and then join tho antl-Ma doro campaign. It was pointed out. howovjr, that this was before Orozco'a attitude, while suspected as disloyal to Madero. really was known, if the rebels are defeated. Villa may hope for the emoluments recently resigned by Orozco. There was no buk of box cars th the Juarez yards when the tnovomeitt to the .-?outli whs decided upon. Tlt< matter ?$? motive- pow< r was more diffi? cult, but two locomotives eventually were secured. The ilrst telegram from Hernandez was received shortly before uooii. .\i <:07 this afternoon the ursl detach rnont was sent away and the second seven minutes later. It was nearly T ./clock before Ihc third section, carrying General ISiniltn Cam pa, with his staff, the artillery and more troops got uhticr way. Gen? eral Balazar at tin lu:i moment de? termine l to reiuuln behind until to-1 morrow when he said ho and lily stall would leave ami rnte'b up with Campa. IIjih Tw? Hoiilrt-KlrcrA. Tho artillery consists of two old' muzzle-loading brass Held pieces mid I two modern rapld-llrers, with IflO.OUO founds of ammunition. Colonel k. sj, Stcoyor, commanding th<- American troops .here, did not regard it neces? sary to make any rcdisposlllon ?.f the guard along the river. This duty Is now being performed by the Hist bat-, tit)Ion of the Twonty-seeorid Infantry, umler .V/Jor |?ele'r Murray, ft ridges and fords are guarded and men and officers are ready for any emergency General'Salnzar's force includes two Americans enlisted 10 work the. rapld tlrcrs. They are Samuel Drobin, of Philadelphia, and T, t!, Iltehardsbn, Laar, 0. I'ircbln lias been in i,in- iinl-'J \t (Continued on Second Page.) | Unsettled Weather for Several Days w atlilngton, March a.?There 1? nothing to Indicate that a colli n?v? ?III cron? tin- country tbl? ?eck. ac? cording to the weekly bulletin of the Weather llurenu, Innurd to-night. "There ?vll| he," MHjm the bulletin, ?u gencrul though Krndual reaction to normal teiupcruturcM over the re gloim cant o( the Itoeky Mountain* Tuesday anil Wedncsdny, nml mnd rrnte temperature* tliercnfter until the clone of the lrcck. A disturb? ance that HOW enxer* the Went nnil S?utli?v?ni ?1ill advance slowly east? ward Mini canao n eoutliiuatlon nf unsettled Mcathcr, ?Ith rainn in the Southern und ?imiu and rnln in tbe Middle nnil Northern SlAtCM cant of the Itoeky Mountain?, during the urst Kerernl days. The next dln turhnnee to croud the country will npprnr In the for Went Thursday or "?"rid ay and prevail over the Middle Went at the end of the. week." CRISIS EXPECTED TO-DAY T'art or Strikers llnve Agreed to fte turn to Work. Uwronoc, Mass., March 3.?A crisis In the big textile strike, Involving many thousands of operatives in the r.ctton und worsted mills In this city, 1? expected to-morrow, when Ihe mill owhera' offer of a minimum wage In? crease of 6 per cent, will Income ef? fective. Although the Industrial Workers of thi World have rejected the offer, the employes In the Arling? ton and Pacific Mills, who are af? filiated wiih the Central Labor Union, ".lave voted to return to work. Five hundred wool sorters, representing all the mills here, and 300 mule spinners also voted at mtt?ngs to-day to return to-morrow. The Industrial Workers rjf the World remain firth in their original de manda, which Include a I h per cent. Increase, doublo pay for overtime, the abolition of the premium system, the taking back of nil strikers, and the release from pall of Strike Leaders Kit or and Olovannlttl, who are held on a murder charge. More pickets v.lll be pieced on duty to-morrow by the Industrial Workers In ?n endeavor to prevent the mill hands from returning to work. The authorities, on the other hand, are taking extra precautions to prevent outbreaks or the Intimidation of re? turning worker?-. Leader Hwywood, of the IiWustrtal Workers address several meetings o* strikers to-duy. "We have o jr opponents beat'n to a frazzle," he said, "and can get w'.iat WD want by sticking toother. The only thing that can defeat our plan Is the refusal or friends to send money, and that they will never do." PAYS FOR SIGNATURES Solicitor rm- iUioaovelt Indorscrs Arouses Doctor's Anger. New V'.rk.. March :i. ?According to T'r. M. i.i. Parounaglan, of inj tJast 7 wenty-nlnUi Sire. t. ho was ealleu i hts doorstep yesterday afternoon by a ring of the bell, to faqc a well-dressed young man who craved a few mlnutei of the physician's time. The visit >i ?'drew from his pocket a printed panel bfurlnc a list of names, and asked Dr Ptrounagiun to a Mix his signature lit the document. The physician was curious as to the nature ol the paper and asked the man vnom he represented. According to tho physician, his visitor eaid lie was from Republican neadquarters and that he was getting signatures for the nom? ination of delegates to the national convention. Dr. Parouimginn states that he hap? pened to catch a glimpse of the papc. and recognized the emblem of the Roosevelt nominators at the top. Ho then scented the man of lying to him and the solicitor of name? admitted he wns from the Roosevelt headquarters, i-.ceordlng to Pr. ParoutagUn. "Please sign your name, anyway, doe tor, because It will help me. I get 12 1-2 cents for every signature I get,"' the man said, according to the physi? cian. It. Paroiinigian voiced his ind'gnu tlon at this, and says the solicitor then told him that "he had plenty of names already, but only want-rt the cash bo? nus for extra names;" While the man was Mill arguing with Pr. Parounuglan. the physician showed him the ib'or and told him not to come back again, lie was still in? dignant lest night, when telling of his experience; MURDER DONE BY BURGLAR Men-limit i? Killed and Wife and Children Injured. Jacksonville, Fla!) March ::.-->;. Sil verstcln. a German merchant. Is dead, his wife lies In a. hospital with n 1 facturcd skull, and their two children. la boy and a girl, are ladly Injured. ? as the result of ihe attack of a negro I burglar in their store and residence In the Brooklyn suburb late .Saturday ! nlg-..t. 1 The dead body of the merchant and I the prostrate forms of his wife and son were found late this morning after I the little girl bad ventured "itto the street with blood gushing from an ' iigiy wound i.ii her head. She related the story of the murder and assault. The child sayti thai lifter closing hours Saturday night a negro came to the house are! :;ski d her father to M il him some groceries. While he was in the store he struck tho merchant over i lb.- ,ie;:d with an Iron pipe, then as I suul'ted the woman and children. The cash drnwer In th" slue was robbed, as were trunks and bureau drawers. The police have no clue to the guilty person MRS. ANNIE YEA MANS DEAD Widely Known Actress r>ic'? \fter Urfcf Illness. jSpe< i.il toTlie TlnteS-DisiWlch.] Now Volk. March :!.?Mrs. Annie Veanians. Ilia actress, died Hi f':".". o'clock to-nlghl in her apartments at the Hotel Gerard in Forty Four.tn Stroeti at the age of seventy-six. Rhv suffered a slight stroke of apoplexy on January iv. but recovered sufll Cleiitly to be about the hotel and to drive out some. She was out driv? ing as l.'.tc as last Sunday. On Mon? day .?!??(? I :? .inio worse, and on Thurs? day suffered a second stroke. She sank rapidly after that iiulil her dead lo-hlglit. With her when she'.dlcd v i i i- her only surviving daughter. Mrs. Ly'cji Veainans Titus, of London, and Mi s. Rllxabcth Fox, who had long been ? Ii?- aged woman's companion. Funeral services for Mrs. Yenntant will I.- li< Id in ihe Lit tle < !hur< ll .'round the Corner. The time for lit* services lias not yet been set. Free Sugar and Income Tax Bills Not Likely to Pass. SENATOR MARTIN I INDORSES BOTH Republicans Oppose Making Su? gar Free, and Many Democrats Are Alarmed at Cutting Off So Much Revenue With Untried Law as Sole Offset. Washington. March 3.?The live? liest of the tariff revision figlus In the (.?resent session of congress will break thl? week when ihe Democratic free sugar bill and the Income or excise tax bill, which goes with It to make up the tflO.GOQ.ooO a year that would be lost In sugar duties, probably will yo through the House and to defeat in the Senate. The passage of the hills in the House seems to be assured by the Democratic majority which ratified them on caucus. In the Senate the progressive Hepubllcans will oppose putting sugar on the free list, and many Democrats view with alarm the loss of to much revenue, with only a measure beset with the possibility ef a trial of its constitutionality, as the only offset. Murtln Indorse* Thetit. Senator Martin, the Democratic leader In the Senate, and a few otn-.-is have indorsed the House bills without qualification. Many other Democrats, however, decline to discuss them. There have been no formal conferences In the Senate over the measures, j Senator Brlatow, speaking as one j progressive, declared that none of his : colleagues favored free sugar, but all 'did favor an income lax. Ho declare 1 J It would be unfair to American sugar j producers who had grown under .stint j ulus of duty to remove all their pro ?, tcctlon by a single legislative act. j The pro?f rcHSivc. Republicans, who hold tie: balance of power on party ' questions In the Senate, have evinced no dispo.-itlon to seek common groun i with the Democrats to push tariff re? vision legislation, although there have been ?omo personal consultations. The entry of the free sugar bill to tie- Senate will make three tariff ro vislon measurer, pending there. The steel and chemical bills are the others. All these will be adversely reported by the Senate Finance Committee. The regular rtepublle.ins will concede the possibility of passage of only two tariff revision measures?a wool bill and a cotton bill. Neither of these measures has come from the House > Ways and Means Committee, and the j Republican concession Is based on the I fact that the Tariff Board already has i reported on wool and will soon report J on the cotton schedule, j The pending arbitration treaties with England and France will come i up on the legislative day of Tuesday. Senators who have been supporting I their ratification unamended say they w'll pass the Senate by the necessary I two-thirds vote. May Pn*? Lodge Itrsolutlnu. J Those opposed to the treaties claim the eonstltut'onal treaty making powers of the Seriate would be In | vaded. It H said to be unlikely that ' the Senate will amend the treaties, but j probably will pass Senator Lodge's j resolution of ratification, which ]>ro 1 vldes no special agreements to nrbi I tr?te questions under the treaties sliall he made without the concurrence I of the Senate. The Senate may meet j at noon on Tuesday instead of 2 I o'clock, to expedite consideration, and although the discussion may take up i two or moii' days, it will still be on the leglslat'vo day of Tuesday; The proposed Investigation of trie money trust, the Florida everglades ease, the Lawrence strike, the pro? posed abolition of the Commerce Court -ud several other questions are taking ? up the time of the House. OREGON HOTEL BURNS ? Sonic of Guests on Third Floor Have .Narrow K*eanr*. j Greenwood. S. C, March ::.?The Or<? [ gon Hotel, one of the best known Ip j South Carolina, and t'ne adjoining I block of stores were completely do I stroynd by lire early this morning I T'ne loss is estimated at $110,000, with ! perhaps half that .'mount in Jnsur | a nee. i Tnc lire was discover'I it " ? v'"ck. and os the flames sprjid with mar? velous rapidity, some of the b\h -: i on ; the third floor had vor;.- narrow .v j capes. All. however, were taken out ; j In safety, though they lost their p'fr | sonal effects, O. Straus, of Allan..i. ? I traveling man. was overcome by smoke, but was rescued by Max Ar- 1 I noid, of Graenwood, who carried him down the fire-escape The heaviest lenses \v?ro: dragon Hotel, $95,000; H. G. Brlnson, proprie tor, furniture, linen, etc., $7,000: Mi Kcllar-Hay-Graham Company, furni? ture, sioek, $6,500: Oregon Pharirt.l'cy. K. I-. Norrls. proprietor, stock and fix tavast, $13.000. WHITE \WNGS STRIKE j Bio? With Hutiuj Whin loo Much i l or Their Pride. I Macon, Gil. March S.?A blow with a ! I buggy whip, in the bands of a stable- | man. was loo much for the pride of j j Mueon's "Willie wings." and the entire I force of .street cleaners, numbering ten.; went on strike yesterday afternoon. ! Carts and brooms were deserted where they were being used in the streots. j "We can stund for I lie jeers and sneers," declared i.. Ilolllngsworth. I l the leader, in staling his case to j Mayor Moore, '?bin we cannot stand blows, especially when policemen re? fuse io arrest those who strike'us.1' The trouble started when f.. F. rtiley, i M'ablem in. slashed White, Wing .1. F. Herd with a whip during a quarrel. An (-nUre hew force probably will-be pill to work to-mor? row THEY ARE PROVING IT ON THE COLONEL His Own Letter Gives Him Place of Chief Ananias. SAID HE WOULDN'T BE A CANDIDATE But, Trudging Home From Church, He Tells Why He Threw His Hat in Ring. Cares Nothing for Per? sonal Victory, but Lead? er Was Needed. "Aunt" Delia Calls Them "Bullycrats" [Special to The TIrnca-nispntch.l ! Mlllburs' Mun., March :t?Mian IJcIln Torrey believes ?v'Vrphcw," as she calls. President Wllllmn llow I nrd Taft, nhniild tie rcnonitnnted hy I the Republican ports' for tile presl | iteiicy. 1 ort liermorc, Judglug l?y 1 her remark* to n reporter, MI?? I Torres" opine* that Theodore Ilno?e | veil, In nnplrini; to a third term as ; the nation'* Kxconllvc, I* suffering I from .something; similar to n brnln j Btornt. "I ni> looking: up n quotation ! lvhen sou ennic In," t-nld Miss Tor? I ri"> to the. reporter. "The quota I tlon 1st -Whom the prod* would ile \ ntroy the? Ilr*t make mud.' Tht* j is applicable, I hellere, to Mr. Roosevelt, j "I.sn't it dreadful," .she *ald, aflrr n paiiKr, and ?Ith a note of regret i In ber voice, "how these twu friend* have purledf "Pip sou think." *he a*ked, "that I am overstating It Vinco 1 *ay the ! separation I* iluc to the *clfl*hnc** I of one mun. It honentl.v look*, lo [ inn u* If Mr. Roosevelt nun lost hi* I reason, Judging from name of hi* recent ultcrnnee* nnil doing*." That Ml** Torres' him been fol? lowing the *pllt In the Ttcptihltcnu parts" wb? evidenced bs her dis? cussion of her nephew's opponent < In the G. Ii. I*. "Will called them neurotic*," *hr snld, "but I *uicb;c?? thnt lues* be enlled floo?evelt*.* hulls erat?. They roust have u numc. and the term Insurgents doe? not describe them." Ml** Torres' doe? u-i hcllcve thnt ltoo.se> elt I? seeking the presidency because of *enl for t'ie public** wel? fare. "Ills nftplratlon," *hr suld, "Ic purels" selflsb. It I* wholly for Theodore Roosevelt. His candidacy i* Mmplj" to further his own Inter eata.*' Washlr.gton, March 3.?Colonel Roose? velt's denial of stories sent from Wash, ingtou that the Taft administration had reason to believe that he would not be a candidate for ih? Republican nomination against the President, and 'his statrnient at Oystor Hay yesterday that Secretary of the Navy Meyer and Secretary of War Stinifon "couldn I have said" that he would not be a can? didate, caused to be mode public here to-night a letter written by Colonel Roosevelt June 2", Hill, denying re? ports current at the time that he would support Mr. Taft., which con? cluded as follows: "1 have expressed myself perfectly freely to a large number of men on this matter, always to the same effect; tell? ing you. for Instance, personally, and those who were with you at lunch at my house, and telling CifCord Pinchot. Jim Knrfleld and Congressman Madi? son and Billy Loch and Secretary Meyer and Secretary Sttmson, all alike. Just exactly what I have said always, I that I would not bo a cmdidate in lT'l mysclf. and that I had no intention of taking any part in the nomination for or against any candidate. "Sincerely yours. fSlgnod) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." Statement Front Colonel. Oyster Bay. N. Y.. March 3.?Colonel Roosevelt, when shown to-night dis? patches from Washington containing a letter of the Colonel, dated June i". 1011. quoting him us having no inten? tion of being n presidential candidate j In 1912, made the following statement: "I will soy nothing unless the name of the recipient of iho letter is given and the letter published in full. Prob? ably the language Is not correctly glv-n. Certainly ill the context, in which I said I would nit refuse the nomination, is suppressed. The letter published in a Chicago evening paper one mouth ago contains substantially all I said in these letters ? THEODORE ROOSEVELT/' The letter referred to as published III a Chicago newspaper was a copy of a btier which Colonel Roosevelt sont to Frank A. Munsey explaining Iiis position. Colonel Explains it All. oyster Hay. N. y.. March 3.?Colonel Roosevelt's own views of the present pclltlcul situation and his reasons for entering tin campaign were explained by him to-day. As he trudged along ihe country road (Continued on Second Page.) Jefferson Memorial The Time?-HI*pnleli will receive MiihscrlPtlnn* to the Thomas .IcU'cr ?ad Memorial Ptind, will print the unnir* of the subscriber* mid for? ward the amount received to the treasurer of ihe fund iu .Vow Yi,rk. Vdclre** Thnuin* aleffersdu Mcmnrlnl Fund, The Tlntcs-lMspnteb, Iticb niood. \ a. PLANS NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE Taft Takes Initiative! in Great Business Movement. CALL IS SENT OUT FOR CONVENTION! Hopes to Form Organization Which Will Bring Commercial I Interests of Country Into i Close Touch With Govern j ment in Administration I and Enactment of Laws. I Washington. March 3.?President Taft has taken the Initiative in a movement to bring business of the country into touch with the govern ! ment for advice and counsel In the administration of laws, tho enactment of new statute* and the development ; of commerce. i Virtually, the President proposes a j national board of trade broadly ropre* j scntatlv,. of the commercial and In? dustrial organizations, and of <;i>h ! character as the government may ! properly recosnlze by a charter from I Congress. Convention Is Culled. As one of lh,? first steps in this plan. Sicretary Xagcl, of the Department of I Commerce and Labor, by direction ol I the President, has called a convention of delegates from commercial organ? izations in all parts of the country to meet In Washington on April 15, for dli-cuss'.on and to plan the organiza? tion. Invitations already have been sent to 1.000 local chambers of com? merce and boards of trade and other I commercial bodjes. Responses to the announcements of the tentative plan have hcen such that President Taft Is convinced the time is ripe for pet? ting the proposal to the H'est of prac? tical experiment. The President really first recom? mended such a plan In a me.iS'se to Congress last December. In which lie suggest.-d that officials of the -Jcpatt ment of Commerce and Labor ant) members of appropriate congros M mal committees might be made ner.ibors ex ofllclo of such an association. J In a .statement made puollc to-day, President Taft outline? the purposes of such an organization. it would give to the government the opportun? ity to consult the Lusincss world on oil problems of trade supremacy; it would afford co-operation in the rx panslon of commerce, at home r-nt" abroad, and would provide a 111*3 rtl by which govc-rnmeni officers ca.irse* with the enforcement of I3WS .-o.Iu become acquainted with the complexi? ties which surround their cdnunlst.-a tion in the business world. Kurther than that. Congress, in framing new statutes affecting trade and commerce, would have first hand advice of an official nature. Mmiiur to German System. In some respects the plan would not bc unllk? the German government's system of eo-op"ratlori wltii boards of trad.- throughout tho German states, although many of the fvjitures of that system probably would net tc I applicable here. "it is not my intention to dehne the purposes of such an organliati .n, or. indeed, in any mannar to anticipate the scope of tho discussion upon which such delegates may conclude to enter; but It appears to me to be obvious that such an organization must be In? strumental in .1 very large fleh) to aid and assist the executive .1 i legis? lative branches of government In ti:a intelligent and Impartial development of domestic und foreign trade. "For illustration, such an organlza . tion properly represented at the seat j of government could be of Incalcula? ble assistance in advising the cxectt ? tive branch of government with respect : to the methods and rules to be adopted I In the administration of existing law.-. ? It could be of like assistance, in giv? ing advlc* in regard to proposed new legislation and In conns.-ling repre? sentatives of the executive brunch when asked to submit recommenda? tions upon bills introduced und pend? ing before committees. ".Such an organization would be 'n the best possible posit ion to suggest fields for new Inquiry at borne and abroad, the methods by which such inquiries should be pursued, and the means by which the results' can bc most advantageously brought to the attention of merchants and manufac? turers; and it is safe to assume that if such nh organisation is created Us chief activities will be developed III tin light of our own experience. Must lluve Fuller Itelntionn. "It may not be necessary that we .'uh.pt a course in all respects pattern? ed upon the system of any other com? mercial or industrial country, but II is CbylOIIS that by some means immedi? ate relation between the government activities iind the commercial and in? dustrial forces of our country must ? be established if we pre.pore to enjoy I the lull advantage of our opportunity i 111 domestic and foreign trade. "1 have, accordingly, instructed toe Secretary of Commerce and Labor to take ib.- necessary steps to 'nltliite as soon as practicable, at Washington, 11 conference of delegates from or? ganisations which are engaged in Ihe promotion and development of com? merce and Industry in their respec? tive districts, siich conferences to eon Blder the establishment of a repre? sentative national organisation for commercial development and to outline the principles by which It should be governed. "The development of the (i\nn will he left entirely with the accredited representatives of such commercial or gaulttatlons. the essential principles i>.-ini- that the national a .-social Ion shall be broadly representative of tho commercial Interests ol tin- whole country, ami that it.-, organisation shall be such thai those lb control of the association shall be readily respons've te> the will of the majority of the con? stituent members." Mute, Casltnlr-IVrlcr Oenil. Paris', March ?V e Casiinlv-Perli i' willow <>f the ex-President or the re public, died to-day, CELEBRATE LENT WITH OPERATIONS Mllnrl}- of Fashion .Vo-vr notlrcs to Hospital and Denies Herself Her Appendix. (Special to The TlmcH-I>lnpatch.>. l Cleveland. 41.> March 3??Enter Lent, retire milady ol" fashion to lirr home, there to exorcise the devil wl h pruyer.. That was the formula before the advent of these days of j elllelcney and ftclcnce. Now It is rc vlncd to-euter Lent, retire milady I of fashion, with a few Noeln! ac i qunlatnueeH inn; blip, to a private I bonpl nl ward, there to have cut out j Hint Impish appendix, nnd convalesce during the Lenten lull In the noelni ! whirl. There arc advent y-six np pendlxicsM patieutH in local hos? pitals, received since Ash Wednes? day. For inatancc, there In Mrs. Minnie Setter, Mrs. Thontns llcourr nml i Mrs. llTilcht Sheets, young mntrons I and social lenders of Anblnnd, Ohio, I who drnled themselves their nppen | dices and arc doing l.cnteu penance ! on three white culs, side by aide, In ! the Huron Itnnd lloMpltnl. ! Mrs. Heuser and Mr?. Setzer both j had experienced nttneka of nppendl cltlH, Ur. I>. I,. Moon urged them to undergo nu operation In the lutcr vnl before n possible another attack, but they were Jim: too busy tilling their aoelnl duties. Then entile Lent, , nml the three met at the lust fntii I lion before Ash Wednesday. Tbey j suid: ; "Why notf It wouldn't he nt all uu i lilcnnnnt, we three together," nnd I now they nre convalescing, rnpldly, nnd will he hack In Ashland before Kanter, fully recuperated nml ready to hC(rln all over dfXUlh, VIRGINIAN A SUICIDE Places l.r-K of lied on Neck nnd lllrs of Strangulntlon. [Special io The Times-Dispatch.] Baltimore, Md., March 3.?lid ward F. Prltchett, of Brokcnburg, Va.. a patient at the Richard Gundry Home, un llar l lern Lane, near Catonsvlllo, for only about twelve hours, committed auicidi early this morning in his room hy strangling himself by placing the leg of his bed on his neck. Prltchett was taken to the institu? tion yesterday afternoon by relatives, suffering from what appeared to bJ I melancholia. l|p appeared to bo in good spirits, and was assigned to his room and was to undergo the rest cure. He retired early for the night. The watchman. John Connor, Ilia do his rounds Siveral times during tho night, ; and Prltchott was sleeping each time. About S o'clock he again made a round, and Prltchett was found lying on thi floor, with the leg of his bed resting on his neck. There was a deep gash in the back of Iiis par, caus.-l by a safety pin. He was placed in the bed and medical assistance summoned, but I life was extinct. Coroner Frederick L. Pakcndorf was notified and summoned ;i Jury, with Frederick Raab as foreman, which rcn dared a verdict of suicide and exoner? ated the institution from all blame. Prllchett was. about twenty-rive years old and ' 1? survived by a widow and one child. His body waj taken to Brokcnburg for burial. STRIKE MARKING TIME Next Word in Industrial t rials Is With the Government, London. March 3.?The. coal strike, ! the greatest |n tht history of the Brlt | itrli Isles. Is marking time over the week-end. One satisfactory feature Is the complete absence of disorder In tht; districts affected. All negotiations i looking io a settlement have ceased, las the leaders who recently gathered I in London have scattered to attend J to local matters In connection with the strike. J Labor leaders In recent speeches have ? Insisted upon the importance of sup? porting the miners, because now that the government has decb'.ed to insti? tute a minimum wage in connection with the mines it will be Impossible much longer to withhold establishing a minimum wage scale In nil industries. I Thus the strike will become h triumph for the cause of labor ail around. The next word is with tHi government, and Premier Asqulth'a promised state? ment to-morrow Is awaited with great I interest. However, no arrangement has been made for the introduction of > a minimum woge bill. At a muss-meeting of dock workers of Bristol to-day a resolution was adopted providing that Imports of j foreign coal should not be handled. Most, of the railroads announce a ! further curtailment of their services beginning to-morrow. Fourteen sta | tion.s In London will In. closed down I altogether until the strike ends. DR. MACARTHUR ACCEPTS He Heroines Acting Pastor of Raptisi Tu beruaclc. Atlanta, Go., March 3.?Dr. Robert S. MticArthttr, of Xcw York, pnsldent of th I World's Baptist Alliance, and for? mer pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, of Xcw York, to-day announced hi. a. - ccpiunco of the duties of "acting pas? tor" of the Baptist Tabernacle, In this city. He succeeds Dr. Len. G. Krollith ton, who recently resigned to become pastor of Christ Church, in London. Dr. MacAr'thiir sxplalned that his duties as president of the alliance alone pre? vented his acceptance of the full pas [ torato. The eight-day campaign of the Men Ulld Religion Forward Movement came to a clos .? here to-day. FATAL SUNDAY FIRE w onion lliirned to Heath, and Man}' Have Thrilling ICscapcn. XCW York. March 3.?--Oho wo,nan was burned to death and a. score hud thrill? ing escapes to-day in a tiro'Which bo lly damaged a four-Mory brown atom Madls?h Avenue residence, maintained as a boarding heua-i by Mrs. Ann Key nobls. The woman who lost her llfu was Mr.-. Ulla White, a widow, ?forty years old. secretary of the Dutch Re i formeil Church, whose- body was djs I covered ? in her room. It is believed she was asphyxiated by ttmok; beforf ' the names reached her I The hous* was largely occupied by ] we! I - to-do women, nnd they Hocked to the front windows, screnrriing for help, i when th*y found themselves cut off i j from escape. Tiny wore rescut-.d* b> j I the polled. . I Show of Force Has Good Effect on Mutineers. I YUAN SUPPORTED BY LEGATIONS Restoration of President's Con? trol Considered Surest Means of Wiping Out Spirit of An? archy Which Has Spread Over Country?Night of Terror in Tien Tsin. j Peking. Mate Eight hundred . foreign troops to-day patrolled the outskirts of the legation quarter for three hours, hut there were no dis? turbances. There arc now 3.000 foreign troops in Peking and the natives feel safe. Five thousand Japanese troops have been ordered from Port Arthur to Tien Tsin, where thero are only . 1,500 forelsn soldiers. Most of Yuan Shi (Cat's troops left 1 Peking to-day for Pao Ting Fu to suppress the mutiny. The cannonad? ing heard on Saturday was caused by an attack by the mutineers on Tung Chow, which was occupied and sacked. Thu homes of many nobles and princes in Peking have been looted. More than 100 executions have taken place. For the most part the victims were civilians and Included six wo? men. Apparently the authorities are afraid ta execute soldier.--. Railway in llcstorcd. A lar^e. detachment of Inniskilling Fusllllers went to Feng Tal this morn lug to relieve the. Somersets, who re? lumed to Peking. The cutting of communication With Tien Trtn was tho. j work of a French railway employe, I who disconnected, a nortioa of the ? bridge on Saturday. This was forced I cut of position with levers, but to-duy j the single line of railway was re? stored, thus enabling 2.000 Manc.hu troops to proceed to Pao Ting Fu. ; The Nanking delegates have appoliu ! cd lour of their number to return to Nanking to explain the views of the foreign powers und Impress upon the Nanking republicans the necessity of supporting Yuan Shi Kuli and the de j?li ability of the. Nanking government , coming to Prkin? ami establishing a strong coalition. Neither the Pe I king government nor the delegate's I believe It will be necessary for the ; powers to intervene, although well ; pleased with to-day.'u demonstrations ; by the foreign troops as a mark of ! disapproval of lawlessness. I The legations cousldi r it judicious I to support Yuan Sill Kai as the quick I est and surest means of overcoming I tho general spirit of anarchy. To-n'ght the gendarmes arc policing the. city. An occasional shot Is heard. J but the tires have been extinguished. As the railway between Pelting and Tien Tsin Is again open, the 200 Amer? ican troops of the Fifteenth Infantry, under Major James M Arrowsmlth. arrived here to-day. The American's, left Tien Tsin last night and cam., through without incident. The fact that a. cpnxpany of tin: Somerset liy funtry at Feng Tal deployed for the purpose of driving hack the mutineers I from tile railroad is. accepted here as j evidence that the foreign powers will I intervene so far as it is necessary j to keep up communication along the j railway from Peking to the sea. Mutineers Sent South, j The mutinous regiments are now be? ing dispatched lo the south by train for the duul purpose of relieving Po ' king and preventing the Par. Ting Fli I mutineers from approaching the cap 1 Ital, No word has been received front I Pao Ting Fu. owing to Interruption of the wires, but confidotieo ia felt that I most of Hie missions at that place ? have survived the arson and pillage there. ! The general opinion Is that the inuti j liters would hesltato before harming I foreign residents there. This after j noon detachments, of from fifty to 150 I each of tho legation guards marched ; around the city as a show of force j Curious thronss watched the foreign ? forces, which attracted more attention ? than the headless bodies which were ' come upon occasionally, still unbtirled, ' i: warning to tho looters. Yuan Shi Kai has placed the con? trol of the city under the ChanskueiilF, j picturesque turbancd old style troops, j upon whom the President-elect is do ! pending to preserve order. Tien Tslu Is looted. Tien Tsin. March ".?Hioting of a serious nature, tool; place here lait [night; The outbreak bad beeiti feared. ? and precautions were taken as far sis i possible to protect residents fro.u I harm. Between V nnd i" o'clock the 'soldiers mut'nled, set fire to a number of buildings and then begun looting from house to house. They were join? ed by the rabble. Shops and banks i;i all the important streets were loot : i d. and some of them were wrecked, j In order to intimidate tho populuco l the roldler* kept up a continual gtirt I lire.- The rattle of musketry could be . heard throughout the night. Only a ! few police remained loyal, and they , were outnumbered and powerless tu i suppress the disorde rs. No fewer thap, fourteen fires were I raging simultaneously. Iii various parts of tho city. Tie: soldiers broke Into tbes Pel Vang mint, which was sei on tire. Machinery to the value of irianv thousands of dollars was destroyed. This looters entered th<- silver tore.-., wrenching off the iron .shutters, and even making holes in the walls. The mint was looted of everything valuable, and i ground was strewn with empty cartridges, . lip.-, an 1 ei.'e-. (iermnn n?e?nr Shot. The German consul ? dtspittchcii i guard to protect German residents in tiie city, composed chiefly of the cr.-. glheering staff of the Tiin Tsin pukd* Railway. A German doctor named ' Schreeter. who entered rhe city to as? sist Oernun friends, was ohot d -. /l l>v. looting soldiers. Foreigners general? ly, however. wer,, not hiolr;st*d. A conmanj ol 'lie svwerspt it-e'l l ment was sent to thu British Stallau