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They Cannot Withstand
Raging Waters Much
Crest of Rise Not Yet in Sight,
and Situation Grows More Seri?
ous?Many Thousands of Peo?
ple Have Been Driven
From Their Homes
to Highlands.
At Blckmu, Km .l.fioo refugees, j
Including the 3,000 made boinelc?"
! when lactorx district Tin? ?uh
( mergedi distress relieved nbrn
food and tents were portioned out j
i yesterday.
( At Columbu*. Kr.t %0O to 1,3?10
driven from homes tncamprd od I
bt'la overlooking town.
I Ifeir Madrid, Mo.i SOU homele??;
i iMialncse and ronldener ?e?-tlon
I flooded three to flvo feet of viater.
I In D?rens. Mn.i ComDinnlt! OOO
to 1,000 driven from lomrt, re?cu?-d
hj Hlckman, Kr., re?lrtrn?m man)
j head of live stork lost.
I Memphis, Tt-nn.i driven
' from homes on low pan of uorth
, aeetloni gna plant out of rnnimln
, atont aatboritle* wurn rreldcntn
, close In district to boll water be?
fore Tulnn.
At Cralg*" l*a41a?r, Mo.t F.lcven
employee of Menarel Box Company,
of Hlckman, Kr., endaoKrrrd hj- re
iitnlnlnc In rnmp when thirty-nine
other* wrre reitcned.
fTnadreds of rtriimnoat londlnan
betwren lltrkman, Ky? and Arkan- |
aas City ?obmerard.
River prediction for Mcmphl|>, 4fi
fret, or ten feet ibow flood Mac.
Creat of rise not yet in nlirbt. but
heavy volume of water mavlnic
?outhn?rd at record-brenklnu Mnac.
Memphis, Tonn.. April t.?While all
i- ulr: loveee ar?. holding tljc flood"!
lathing le telling on the banks of
Mississippi River, and. to-night the
.-.fjatlon Is not .-o hopeful. Several
weak spot* havo dovrloped, especially
at Mound City, Ark., and in tho Reel
toot levee! west of Hlckman. Ky.
Large forces of laborers and volun?
teers arc at. work bolstering up thr
sloughing embankments and piling
life nil b?ge where the water Is lapping
the crest.
Anothor day of nunshlr.e favored
those fighting back tht waters, and a
bulletin to-night fron; the quarters
of the government engineers who are
directing the fight expresses confi?
dence that the battle trill ir u r.
At Memphis tho water Is within two
tenths of the forty-font-foot dead
line" set by S. C. Emery, government
jforecaetsr. Mr. Eniury is of the opin?
ion that the lovtea cannot stand up
junder tho strain of more than forty
.-?four feet.
Reporte from vsriou; ?oarcet to
iday wer* that the Reelfoot levee h;t&
igone out and that the flood wjw
ipo-irlng over populous farming lands
fi nesc reports were unfounded. Lat -
M-o-nfght roprts a.o that the levee |s
?,??(11 hobllng. although the situation
)ls grave.
Kouth of Memphis the Icvo^ arc re- !
Vported strong, and while thousands of
ftcrci of lowlands are under water,
'jthere bsve been no breaks nor re
Ijjorts of soriou? danger. Refugee,
from the flooded territory are flocking
(Into the cities and towns on' the high?
lands by the thousands.
Conditions In the flooded cities of
jBickman and Columbus. Ky.. wert re?
lieved to-day when foodstuffs and
[tents were brought In.
' Several thousand refugees nrr be?
ing cared for at lltrkman. Columbus
? Is aJmoit entirely Hooded.
i Near Hrcaklug Point.
1 Memphle. Tenn.. April I.? A tele?
phone message from Hubert, Ark., a*.
3 1:30 o'clock to-night. reported a
?break In tho main levee a mile south
fit that town. A Inter report, hnw
/?veri was that the levee was still
ihold'ng. but Is dangerous}-' nenr the
/breaking point.
' According to refugees who made
their way to-dfty to Charleston, Mo.,
from the inundated towns of Birds
[Mill and Wytitt, several persons havo
ftieon drowned and others nn' Clinging
? to housetops nnd trees awaiting,
rescue, Charleston without craft <
to go to their assistance, but gasolene I
launches are en rout?- from Popular
Bluff and Moot chouse, and should ai- i
rive early to-morrow. All com- j
tnun'cntlon .with the two villages has .
been cut off.
Dycrsburg, Term., report- the towns,
of Rldgoly In that vicinity under two ]
feet of water. Rverj eawmlll, the,
principal Industry In the county, i.; ;
out of commission.
tlnyor'x Sta enient.
Memphis, Tenn.. April ',.? Mayor K.,
II. Crump, of Memphis said to-clay
that he had received a number of tele?
grams from Mayors of larger eitles,
among them Cleveland, Ohio, express!-]
ing sympathy for and tendering aid to j
Meniphi.-, because of the Mlssssippi]
Ttiver overflow, Mayor Crump lit
tributed these tclegrnms to grossly!
oxsggcrated reports sotit out describ?
ing tho situation. A statement issued j
to-day signed by hint says In part; i
"Memphis'has nineteen square miles, j
and of t'.iia territory not over eight
blocks contiguous to Bayou Gayosc, is]
.affected by the overflow. The coininer-i
r-lul Interests in the eUy are not uf-|
fected, and, with the exception of a
few people who live In the small over?
flowed district, largely made up of
negroes who have moved time after
time before on account of high water
the. rex t of the city Is not ultocted.".
Colonel Roosevelt huyn lie's Not Gel
Mns Square mill.
Parkersburg, W. Va., April 4-?
Striking severely at his political op?
ponents here. Colonel ltcoscvtlt charg?
ed them in a speech to-t.lght with us?
ing unfair inothods in an effort to
defeat Ulm at tho convention soon to
I be held In this city. The former
President said he had been Informed
that plans wore being made to turn
the Wood county convention against
him In splto of lilt fact that It had
been represented to him that a largo
majority of the people were on the
Roosevelt side. The Colonol appealed
to the people, to do all that lay within
their power to make the convention
one which would be a talr expression
of the popular will.
Colonel Rooaevelt'e speech was de?
livered at the close of the second day
of his campaign in West Virginia, and
Kentucky. He made two :-pei thes In
Parkersburg. The auditorium In
which he spoke to-nigh;, was altogeth?
er too small for the crowd which
sought admission. A platform h id been
erected In front of the courthouse, and
the Colonel made an address there to
an overflow m<-etlnir.
Colonel Roosevelt dwelt at length on
what ho said ho regarded as the fun?
damental Issue in this campaign, This
lisue. he raid, was beut expressed In
the sentence which he Is now Inter?
jecting into almost every speech, to
j the effect that the country must be "a
pretty good place for sil of us if it
Ik to be a good place for any of us."
He argued, as he did in l^ouisvllle
1?M night, thot to Insure the future
peace and happiness of the people of
this country It Is neeimnry that the
; people control the machinery of gov?
ernment more directly.
Colonel Roosevelt spoke to-day ? be
| fore reaching Parker*burg in towns
: along the south ehoi ? of the Ohio
River. Reaching Cincinnati early to
I day. he turned eastward, traveling
I across Kentucky and West Virginia.
I As ho entered this State he was met
by Governor Glasaeook. who acted >
pilot for tho remainder of the day's
Journey and Introduced the Colonel to
the crowds. Colonel Roosevelt wnn
called from hie car tu make short
speeches to the crowds at Covlngton,
Augusta and Maysville, Ky.. and at
j Point Pleasant and Rpver.swood. W.
Vs.. At Huntington. W. Va., one of the
[ largest crowds Colonel- Roosevelt has
i seen on this campaign met him. Spe?
cial trains brought In from the ad?
jacent counties thousands of persons
who gave the Colonel a lively reccp
I tlon.
I Colonel r.oosevelt left [ate to-night
j for Martinnburg, w. Va. He ii to
speak In Martlnfiburc n the morning.
end then will begin the Journey to
Orclniun of t.nn er ( nun Agelnat Trans?
port n tlon Company Affirmed.
MViDnnh. ija., April 4. ?A penalty of
K'O.uoo rlno Imposed by Judge Emory
.Speer upon the Merchants and Miner:;
?Transportation Company in the United
Staict- District Court was affirmed Mcr?
to-day by the t.tilted States Circuit
Court or Appeals.
'Ihc case practically Involved the
giving of rebates to snippers thruUf i
the implication of freight rales lower
thnn those nled with the Interstate
Commerce Commission. The Mer?
chant! and Miners Transportation r.?m
pany offered testimony Intended to
show that It was honestly mistaken
r.?; to the precise rat. < legally ap?
plicable to the shipments described >n
the indictment. The rates were tiled I
with the Interstate Commerce Comir.
eloii by the Atlantic Coast l.'ne and
rieaboard Air Lino Railway.-, and ivere'
nnpllcablc to shipments moving from
Philadelphia, by way of Savahnah : ^
Jacksonville. Hai-, ihr tram-pot t it Ph
by. water from Philadelphia to .Savan?
nah being turnihhej by the McreilafitS
and Miner:; Company.
The steamship company filed with
the commission a concurrenci 1.1 the
tariff. Judpe Speer ruled that rail?
ways and stcamsh'p companies ?ve*.-e
bound legally to know all rates ?S
lah.'lahed by them and that any tisll
mony lenj r.g to prove that the In?
correct rate had been exacted by In?
advertence was not admissible.
This ruling was sustained by the Cir?
cuit Court and the fine was Imposed
In accordance with Judge Speer ? ib -
cii'on. In this ca.se the rebates were
ilvei. to Miller A- Sons. =-ral:\ dcAler?.
of Philadelphia. Pa. .
Re IVai l?aj master-General of Army
Murin; ?pnnlsli War.
Or.ando, Pia.. Ap-.ll I.'?dJrlgsdler
Ooneral Asa B. Carey, United Stales
Army retired, died ai his winter
home here thU aftornooh. He was
payma.ster-scn'.ral of the army during
the Spanish War.
General Csjjxy waa born in Connec
tlotit -in |l$H5j: and graduated from
West Point in iv.ss. ID retired from
active s-r.vicc July, Iis?. He Was
(?revetted m?!ur anil lieutenant-col?
onel for gallant service In the Civil
arid Indian Wars. He was the author
uf the U glsla.tl\"! history of the pay
department of the united States Army.
General Carey leaves a widow- and
two children, Captain E. C. Care;..
First Infantry, and a dstignte;. the
wits of Major M i.. Walker. Engineer
?'orps. The funr-ral will be held here
next Tuesday.
Heia? drained 11? Request of Mother
or Suicide.
New York, April i.?At the tele?
graphic roquest of the victim's moth?
er, Mrs. Poyl?. of Ashovlllc. N. C... the
coroner -to-day poMponcd until Satur?
day the Inquest Into t::c death of Mrs.
Kathleen Leslie Lorlllard, who killed
herself in the Holland House here u
: w days ago. The Inquest was to
: iv been I eld tn-mo;-;-ow. but Mr*-.
Doyle ashed for time In order to reach
Ihc city. A preliminary- Inquest al?
ready orld brought out that .Mrs. l.or
illard bad left a he'6 saying that she
was "tired of it nil."
l.-uiiicd to Reuth in Fire Whlen l)e
slro;.N tlniiie.
Opellka. Ala., April I. ? Mrs. Am-tn
eh-. Dunn, aged IJfty-llve: Cleveland
Dunn, hur sou, aged twenty-three, and
Mildred Dunn, aped two. daughter o:
Cleveland Dunn, were binned to .l.-.ith
earl}* to-day In :? ilr'c which destroyed
the 'home of Milton M. Dunn, treas?
urer of Leo county, it few miles south
of Opellka,
Cleveland Dunn lost his own lifo
and that of hie base In a h.>ro'o
endeavor lb save his mother,
Rev. Frank Richardson. I). I).. Dead.
Kno.w lie. Te'nn.. April I.?Rov.
Frank FMcihardson, P. D.. di d a! hin
home In FoU(llnlll City to-day. aged
?eighty-one years lie had been a min?
ister of the Methodist F.nUCppal
Church, .South, for llfty-elghl years,
and had held charges in Hast Tenncs
so?, Virginia and West Virginia,
Almost Completely Sur?
rounded While Attack?
ing Parral.
jSam Drebin, of Philadelphia,
j Protects Army in Its Flight and
Mas Narrow Escape?Amer?
ican Newspaper Man Tar?
get for Hail of Mexi?
can Bullets.
With > General Campa. ? liberal
;Arm>\ near Parral. Mex., April (by
[courier to i;i i'aso Texas, April ?.?
[The defeat of General Catijjia in his
attack on Parral to-day tu> a rout.
?The Federal defenders of the city
; had been reinforced, and all but sui
rounded the rebel command, which
did well to etcapo destruction.
It !.t officially stated that the rebel
I losros were three killed and twelve
j wounded, but the list undoubtedly I*
larger, as Camps In his (tight was
compelled to leave the wounded where
j they fell in the mountains and in the
deep files and arroyoj. Among lh?s
slam was Cam pa's seventeen-year-old
A woman who accompanied her
husband on the march (blicht bravely
In the trenches, handling a rllio 11It.
a veteran. He.- husband was killed
as the retreat was about to begin.
The woman secured a horse and at?
tempted to save the body. The horse
tired and began to drop behind. Tne,
Federals were steadily pressing the
pursuit and noon got her range. She
kept bravely on. the target of a storm
of bullets until, unnerved by the
panic-stricken 'light ol others, she
dismounted, tenderly deposited her
burden by tho roadside and tied.
Surrender lirftmed.
When Cam pa had planted his rapid
flrers end his field moitars he called
tip the .Mayor of Parral by telephone
and demanded the surrender of the
city. The latter refused abruptly.
The roofs of two churches, the li'ill
tins and one of .the city's plazas could
be seen plainly, teeming with intn
from the elevated position occupied
by the liberals, f-ant Drebin. of
Philadelphia, who has been in many
feV'Ol?tlon? and Is now it captain or
art'llcry. opened UP with hi* rapid
filers, and the crowds melted as If
by magic from their exposed posi?
tion!'. Fifteen minutes later the mor?
tui planted near the railroad yard
began dropping shells In the city, !
but their effect could not be de?
There was no response from the Fed?
erals for an hour. Tn fancied security
th< liberals had press.'d closer .tnd
? lo'er. when suddenly bullets seemed
to come from everywhere. Villa hail
I all but accomplished an envelop ng
movement, and Campa awoke from his
illuslon of safety to tiinl himself In a
serious predicament. Captain Drebin
declared the rtre was the most severe
he hud ever known.
An Amvlcan hawspaper correspond
1 er.t who had attached himself to Dre
| bin's battery had* an exciting expert
I once, He had tethered his horse with
tiios^ ot" the officer* on th; protected
siope of a hill, where they seemed
perfectly safe. And ?u they were
while tile attack was in front, but
when i!>-* Federal*! Hanking column
suddenly biased out with a tire which
raked ihr hill, ever;.' animal in the lot
was killed.
I"n.-;', the Federals attained the flank
!::g position unopposed was due to a
mistake as to their identity. They
were fired upon at firm, but Coloiul
Pbrra, commanding that portion of the
*o l,i. declared the column must be that
of Major Queveda, who was .expected,
and i'orra stopped shouting. Quevjoa,
however, still was miles away, engage i
In ri skirmish of his own.
In another hour the Federal aiiarp
ghoow rs had succeeded tn silencing the
rebel nrtlllsry, and presently tne re?
treat, which soon became s rout, begun. ]
Drebin; with a rapid rtrer, protected I
the retirement of the other gunners
with their guns, and all but the mor?
tar vre saved. The Phlladelphlan
was nipped twice by bullets, but Ills
hurts wore only skin deep.
Horse* Shot From Under Him.
Jack Zimmerman, of Fl Paso, a [juti
nrr with Drebin, esea,ped while Drchm I
held back the ensmy. Presently the
Hi Phsoan came under (Ire of the Fed?
ern! Hankers. Two horses which ho!
attempted to use In hit, Might v. ore shot
from under him. but he mad! his es?
cape on foot.
Drebin. ihc correspondent and Igna
cto Gtltlorcz. a gunner, by this time
were alone. Gutlcroz was shot through
the bridge of the nos.v Drebin turned
to th< newapape rmien, and asserting
that he could hold tl-.e position for a
few minutes more, told him to run. The
latter made a dash of twenty yards
and found ,i horse secret 3d In a gully.
He mounted and started on a gallop
down hill, but a bullet found Us mark
In the horse's body, and the rider was
tin-own twenty foe; t6 ? pile of rocks.
II? was stunned for a moment, but re?
gaining Iiis f'ct he made for another
horse Wandering riderless some yawls
away. The latter fell dead before the
reporter reached him. At this point
Drebin caino up wjtli his gun, and Gutt?
er :z Joined them. They still were un?
der fire, but eventually this ceased.
The gun was packed on a stray horse,
and the weary adventurers uittdo camp
In safety at night, twenty-live miles
from tli-j scene of ihc lighting, having
iVoeri twenty-two hours without food
and forty hours without sleep
Again I'nder Klre.
Jimlnez, Mexico. April 4.?The Fed?
eral defenders of Varrel uro within
its abobn walls - sustaining the life of
the reinforced rebels. Throughout
yesterday afternoon there wiis.iishtliig
noar Bncu, twenty miles distant, be?
tween the rebel rear guard under Major
Ciuovado and the Federn is'.'.who pur?
sued 1'ampn from Pn'rrul Tuesday to
(Continued on Third Page.)
Drops Dead While De?
livering Address
in Theatre.
'ex-governor OF
I He Had Not Been in Good
j Health, but Was Preparing to
Open Campaign for United
States Senatorship, Now
Held by F. M.
r?rniiiiBhani. Alu., April 1.?Former
i Governor Charles B. Aycoek. of North
! Carolina, dropped dead at the .leltcrepn
I Theatre to-night while addr;a?ing the
i Alabama Educational Association.
Mr. Ayeock was speaking on "Unl
I versa] Education?Its Necessity and
I Benefit-" He was about one-fourth
: through his address when he suddenly
I staggered back a step and fell to th/J
: Moor .-o suddenly that those on the
j stage were unable to reach him In
! time to support him. Water was hast
i 11;. thrown in his face and he was
taken u> the wlnGs of the llc-atre. but
expired at once. His death was pro
no-in'ed to be th(> res ?'? of hoart fail?
ure. ' ? ?
Governor Aycoek followed Governor
O'Neal, of Alabama, .who had just de?
livered un address to the association
on '?.Some Educational Problems." Gov?
ernor O'Neal and other men prominent
in educational circles in the South
wore seated on the stage during Gov?
ernor Ay cock's address,
Th: remains were; taken to a local
undertaking establishment; where
they will be held until advices can *e
received from North Carolina as to
their disposition.
find lleen In Poor llenlib,
; Raleigh. N. C. April 1. ?Charles
j Brant'.;" Aycoek, ex-Governor ol
' North Carolina, who dropped dead m
Birmingham to-night, left Raleigh
night before las: to deliver ::n educa?
tional address at Birmingham, the
only sperch he has made outside a
eourlhou*" ihis yc?r.
He had been in poor health for sev?
eral months, and only a week ago re
t irried to Raleigh ?com Philadelphia,
where he spent a month In a sanato
I rium, fortifying Mn-.ielf for the strt-n
I uous canvass of the Stale which he
j was to begin njxt Friday, April 1:',
; with an opening speech in Raleigh, to
I be followed by nr.i in Charlotte, for
(the nomination by St^le primary for
[United Statia Senator to succeed F.
I M. Simmons.
I The other two opponents of Senator
! Simmons?Governor Kltchtfi and Chief.
Justice Clark?began their campaign
, a mouth aKo, but Governor Aycoek had
delayed hia campaign for several weeks,
meantime making an effort to bu'ld up
j his health.
I Tiios.' who knew- Ulm best know ho
' has been afflicted with a malady that
I (Continued on Thlrel Page.)
? Had No Intention
? of Racing to Pole
! t'nptiiin Scol( Knew Tbut Amuuibrti
j Ma* In Antarctic Prepared to
Make Daub. Wltb Dogs.
Cbrlstchurcb. New Zealand. April
J 4.?The Ccuirul *?i-?h is authorised
I to make public cvtrncts from n prl
i vnte letter ?J Ilten by Captain Scott
I uoiler ilnle of Uctober US, ou fbc
j eve of hi* departure south. The
I letter, of course. Mils not it ritten
with ii ilciv to publication, but it
Indicates ver? elenrly fhut Scot!
lie* er tiuil nay lutentlon to rnce
with Amundsen for the Soutb I'olc.
"We shall leave for fbc smith."
i snys CapIn In Scott, "with high
, hopes of nvcomplliblng our object,
despite ?Iii- reverie of last season,
but (here is a chance we mny not
i rnteti the mI?I|>. ' lierefnre, we have
i decided t" arrange for lu-r return
I in Hit", as whatever iuuy happen
she must leni'c on lier return to
j New Zealand be'ore Mnreh 10.
??f inn fully nllve io the conipll
j cations In the Hltuotlbn nrlsin^ from
I Captain Ainunrtsen'ii presence in <l|c
Antarctic, but any attempt in n
ruec might have bci-n fntnl to our
chance of getting to fbc pole nt
nil. f decided long ngn to do ex?
actly ns I nhoutd have done bnil
Amundsen not been here.
! "If lie gel? to the pole, be would
! he bound to do It rnpldly vith
I dogs, and one forcncen fhnt success
! ii III Justify him. Tbl? way he I?
! inking n big risk, nud If be gels
! through he "HI hnve deserved bis
j luck. Uleiinw bile, you mny he sure
I Hull tie are doing our lieni In curry
out the objeel iir our plans.
(SIcneiD \
?ROIIF.RT V. SCtrTT, It. \."
Taft's Answer to Reso?
lution Designed to Kill
War Bugaboo.
Story That Japan Has Acquired
Rights on Magdalena Bay or
Elsewhere in Mexico De?
clared "Merest Buncombe."
Report Held Too Absurd
for Contradiction.
Washington, April !?President
TBft's answer to the Lodgi resolution
calling for Information as to the re?
ported establishment by Japan of u
naval base on Magdalens Hay In Mexico
j will be designed to set at rest the con?
stant rumors of Japanese colonisation
i In North America, and will be a dls
; tinct blow to the bugaboo of war with
j Japr-n.
I The Presidents an.iwer probably
will be cent to the Senate to-morrow.
Although It was denied to-night that
Senator Lodge wao acting In sympathy
with the administration. It was admit,
ted that tho President would make use
of his resolution to sot at rest reports
of friction with a friendly power.
Chairman Sulscr. of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee, after a talk
with President Taft to-day. -declared
that the Lodge resolution was "tin
merest buncombe." and that Japan had
acquired no rights for a naval station
from Mexico.
Huntington Wilson, acting Secretary
of State, had a short conference With
the President about the reply to the
resolution. It becumc known that the
answer would bo lacking In sensational
features, and si the State Department
It was salt- that the response would
tend generally to discredit reports of
Japanese design on Mexican territory.
"The story that Japan," said Mr.
Sulzer, "or any syndicate acting for
Japan, has acquired rights, directly or
I indirectly, on Magdalena May. or else?
where In Mexico, has no foundation
In fact. I speak advisedly. In view
of our well settled policy, the assertion
that Japan has acquired a has,.- on the
Pacific coast of Mexico refutes itself,
and Is loo absurd for serious consid?
eration by Mexico or Japan.
"The Lodge resolution is well un?
derstood by those on tho Inside, how?
ever. It will do no harm, and when
the answer Is officially [lied the atnios
hcar no more of Mexico ceding to
have no more of Mexico coding to
Japan a naval base on the Pacific."
Tnft On Economy.
Washington, April 4.?President Taft
to-day t.nt to Congress his second
menage of the present year on econ?
omy and efficiency In the government
eervlc . He recommended the passage
of legislation designed to save inoro
that: $11.000.000 annually to tho people
of the United States. Probably Iiis
two most striking proposals were that
the local government offices Hi tho
Treasury. Post-Offlci, Justice. Interior
and Commerce and Labor Departments
be placed In the classified service and
that thv revenue cutter service bo con?
solidated with th-; lighthouse- service
In the Department of Commerce and
By the first change, ihe President
said. Congress could effect a saving or
at least (10,000.000 annually, und al?
though In this message he gave no fig?
ures for the consolidation of the two
services of the sea. in a previous mes?
sage on tho same subject early In tho
year he predicted economics that would
total about Jl.OOO.oou yearly.
Th-- President concluded his message
with an appeal to Congress to appro?
priate the $200,000 necessary to sup?
port the Economy Efficiency Commis?
sion for another year, with (30*000 ad?
ditional for the publication of the com?
mission's findings.
President Taffs principal recom?
mendations for economy were as fol?
Placing of pension agents in claa
Sllled service: estimated saving. $02,000
Abolitton of office of receiver ot Dis?
trict land offices and transfer ot* duties
to register, assisted by bonded clertf,
estimated saving. 4300.000 annually.
Transfer of "political appointees" In'
Internal revrmit anil customs services i
to classified service; estimate of savins ;
not given. I
Consolidation of lighthouse ami lifo
saving services Into Bureau of Light
hour--: estimated saving. ? 100.000.
Transfir of vessels and equipment of
revenue cutter service from Treasury
to Commerce and Labor Departments
and its abulitlon as ,t separate Service;
estimated In message on economy Jan?
uary 17 that sivins would !>? about
51.000,000 a year.
Consolidation of auditing offices e>t
the government under cue auditor; es?
timated saving, JiOO.OOO annually.
Discontinuance of mileage allowances
for government travel and a pjr diem
allowance, for officers and employ's, In
place im" '"subsistence," which Includes
lodging for thos... traveling; no esti?
mate of sating given.
Improved method of handling corre?
spondence; estimate of saving not
given, but prsdictod that labor can bo
reduced 50 per cent.
Centralisation of (he distribution ot
government documents: estimated sav?
ing. $342,000 a year.
Discontinuance of publication of the
official register; estimated saving.
$15.000 annually.
"Directly and IndlrieUy," reads the
message. tho changes proposed will
result In the Bavtng of many mlll'onu
of dollars of public funds."
Sets iioiiro by Its Ears.
Washington, Apr.li 4.?Representa?
tive Randall, ot Texas, a Democrat,
set'members of the House by th'j oars
?to-day when he charged tnat many
Congressmen wlir.O ''approachable"
while vitgnred In legislative Work.
"I make th ? assertion." ho declare,I.
"that nojitfly ivory member of this
House Is In the employ of some in?
terest or is subject to some Influence*
and what holds Irtio of trie Holme jfl
(Continued on Third Page.)
Outlatrs Sldna Allen und Wesler Ed?
wards Elude Posses.
HUlsvltle, Vi, April 4.?Another
day's pursuit of the courthouse a.s
saesins still at large had brought no
news of succcB from the posse In the
mountains lato to-night.
Jordan Edwards, one of the Allen
kinsmen, arrested yesterday charged 1
with giving aid to Sldna Allen and
Wesley Edwards, the only two out?
laws of tho band who have not been
taken, got a grilling at the hands of
the detective chiefs today. In the
hope that he might tell tho where?
abouts of his kinsmen The moun- j
tnlneor was firm, ami did not betray
them. lie scorned an otter that the
7,500 offered for the men bhould be I
hit If he gave them up. It developed
that he Is In Sldna. Allen's debt. Do- ,
tecilves havo found a grout many
others In this country in tho same
plight, who fear being suspected of j
aiding the officer*.
A change of ver.'te for the trials of
the murderers seems certain. Clerk
Goad, the only officer of Carrol court
who was not killed In the aFsnssln.-i.
tlon of March 14, is the principal wit?
ness for tho prosecution. The Aliens
I probably will not be tried in a court
I whore one of Its officers was a. pros-'
' edition witness.
! A long distance- telephone message
was received to-day from Mount Airy.
X. C..;'Quoting a rural mall carrier as
saying he had been told by negroes
on hl? route that a battle had been
fought this morning at Volunteer
Gap. Val,;between mountain detectives
and the two uncaptured outlaws. Tho
story was that the fugitives. Sldna
'Allen and Wesley Edwards, and two
detectives had been killed.
! Subsequent reports from Mount
i Airy failed to confirm the report and
d'spatches from Rdanoke, Va., and
other points near the Blue Ridge
.Mountains convinced State authori?
ties that the negroes were romancing.
Mrs. l.ungdon Mitchell One of Speaker?
at Ed u eat tun t onference;
; Nashville, Tinn.. April 1.?Subjects
I tanging front art to agriculture were
discussed here to-day at meetings in
connection with thu Conference, for
Education in the South.
After a meeting of tit: executive
committee early to-day. gorn-rai -
I.M?ns of the Education Conference
! were held, at which a miscellaneous
; program wan carrtid out. A feature
of tho day war, an address by Erwin
I Cralghead, editor of the Mobile Regis
j ter. on ?'The Conference for Educa?
tion to Civic arid Economic Advance
"Need of Industrial Education in the
I South" was the subjict of an address
[by President C. B. Gibson; of the Me?
chanics' Institute. Rochester, N. V.
Other speakers before the confer
once to-day were Professor W. H.
(Hand, of the tjrijvorslty of South Caro?
lina, on "Compulsory Education";
1 Law ton B. Evans, city superintendent
i of schools In Attn-iista; G.?.. on "A Stir
1 vey of the Situation." and John Lee
I Coulter, of the Department of Com
' meres anj Lao a.-, or. rh ? subject of
"Rural and Industrial Co-operation."
Equal suffrage was dlSCtissed b-- Mrs.
; Desba Breckenrldgie. of Kentucky, in
addressing a suboonferonce of cluj>
women on the subject; "Public Schbolx
and Souther.". D-vehement."
Among other speakers at thlrt stth.
conference was Urs. Langdon R
Mitchell, of Richmond.
Activities Incident to the conference
Include.! an uddr'ess before club wo
ni?n by .lohn Ward ?tlmsoh, of New
Vork, und the organization of the
women writer? of t:i ? South.
It Will Not \ppcar mi Primary ltnllot
in Massachusetts,
7 Boston, Mass. April I.?Governor
Eugene Posa withdrew 1,1? uarrii un
night from the *iprc?aldontlul p'rofor
enco primary ballot, in u 1-tt r accom?
panying the withdrawal, uddrei?I to
Chairman Rlley, of the Detnoci uti
State Commlttoe, ho .isI<m th u ,',?-). .
rate candidates pledged to hlui roi;
sldor themselves ns unpledged.
in explanation of his action Governor
Foss says ho had learned with regret
that representatives of one or move
of the avowed candidate:) for I'r
dent were preparing to withdraw- their
names from the primary ballot out ?f
courtesy to him. He asks that the
representative* bq urged to permit the
names of their candidates to rema'ti
as, If only one name appeared; no
chance would be given for an cxprcs*
slop of popular prefcren re, which
would defeat the purpose of the pref?
erential primary. The withdrawal of
the name of Governor Fuss Laves tw,,
candidates, Woodrow Wilson rind
Champ Clark, on tho Democratic prt-s
ident'al preference ballot. Still anoth?
er day remains, however, in which van.
dldatCS may vithdraw.
Editor Who Refused, to Fight Gem
!5i(io Uuuingcs.
New Orleans. April I.?.1. D. 13, Bar
once!!!, editor of t:;e Waap, was to-day 1
awarded flOO damages in the United
States District Court against the eii- :
tale of Armand Capdcvelllo, who was
jdltor of the Bee.
Tho. editors of the?<o two French |
papers, after a controversy through
their editorial columns. In which ? tin^ - ',
tug French epithets were freely used, |
cum:; to blows on tho street here sav-i
eral months ago. and M. Capdcvcilli j
stirred the French colony by issuing j
[11 challenge :?:? a dud to hi;; content- ?
! porary. M. Bnroncelli declined >Um
challenge, and brought suit Instead
for $20,000. Aft-r the tiling of the
suit M. Capdcvelllo dlsd, and the dam?
ages granted by the Jury were award?
ed against the editor's estate,
Senator Robert 1.01c Tu j lor will lie
Laid to Itcat at Knnxvlllc.
Nashville. Tonil.. April i.? After ly?
ing in state at the Capitol all day the
body of Senator Robert Love Taylor
was removed to the station at rt o'clock
this afternoon, uccompanied by an
tort of honor.
A spec'a! train was in waiting for.
the funeral party, and at 9:30 to-nlvflit
It left for Knoxvillc. The train will
reach Knoxvillc early to-morrow,
where the funeral will be held
Captain William Duly Rend.
Boston, Apr'.'. I.?-Carptaln AVllium!
Daly, the last male member of tho.
theatrical family of that nitne, died,
to-day at his home In Revere. Cap?
tain -'Rill" was one of four brothers,
who, with three BlstJrs.. were on the
rlage at the same time, a record said
to be Uhequaiod by any other family.
Captain Daly hail been retired from
tit... sti??e for many years, 11 was l
fifty-five years old. |
Called to .lachaonvlilc.
Scranton. Pa.. April i... Rev. Griffin
W. Bull. D. I (., jiftslor of the First
Presbyterian Church, received a call
to-day from tin Jacksonville. Flu.,
Proabyterlaii Church; Dr. Rull came
I here ilvc year-- ago from Richmond,
Elmore's Evidence Sen-,
sational in Trial of
Oren Burroughs.
Former Employe of Broad Rock;
Distillery Testifies in Court
' That Government Agent Got
Bribe of $3 a Barrel for
Liquor on Which No
Tax Was Paid.
Fvidonce. heard yesterday in thd
United States District Court in tho
case of the United States against;
Oren T. Burroughs. indicted st?re?
keeper-ganger oif the Broad Hock Dia-t
tilling Company, save color to tho
charges of the revenue department!
that officials of that company 0011-.
ducted a system of lliijriint and un<i
disguised bribery, and robbed tho
.government of many thousands oil
I dollars in unpaid taxes on spirits.
1 Gtheibert KI more, a former employd
of the distilling company tcstliled up?
on oat'u that lie was authorized by*
Clarence B. Wood, president and own-, ?
er of the company, to pa:- the in*
dieted gauger the sum of *?n for each
barrel of spirits lie permitted to go
by untaxed.
The testimony of F.lmore was tnosC
sensational In its nature. indicating;
the alleged presence of systoinatjsod
bribery In .a distillery located within
:i few miles of revenue headquarters'
for the Eastern District, of Virginia.
I The only other witness examined
(during the day was B. F. Atkins, a
1 gauge r employed by the internal
I revenue department, who teutltlrd to
j making a number ot' visits to the dis
I tillers' in the discharge r.f his ofllclat
duty, and gave estimates as to ita
maximum spirit manufacturing ca?
?fudge Wnddtll SVorna Jury.
I Just before dismissing the jury for
the day Judge. IMniuml Wad .111. Jr.,
who l;-. trying the ens , servec wuriH
. in? iipcii It that lid wctild not
j countenance any discussion of tho
case with Olitslders und warned lC
especially against making any stater
tiients with regard to the vote cr dis?
cussion In the Jury room after thai
1 case fs decided.
I This practice, ho said, hud aeon tool
j common in the past and was us unjust
i as It was Inequitable.
Judge Waddlll Instructed the Jury,
I to report to him the nniuo of jity psr'si
sop who; after tiit, warning, sought tot
! obtain Information to which no
wu8 1101 entitled or in any other way"
? made himself obnoxious, ami ititintai:oi
I that such person votild receive imme?
diate attention at his bauds. lit.*
warning to the Jury caused a i.illct
[sensation and was regarded as slgnttl
j cant In the extreme. It was tho llrs?
! time, lawyer" who hove practiced fou
year.-, in Judge Waddlll's court assert?
ed, that the in i^,. ventured to addrcud
i such n speech to the jury.
litipiiHns t bnrneter of Witiiesn.
Kthelbert Flmore, star witness fort
the govcrtlllient. was subjected to ail
hour of grueling' cross-examination by
Attorney l- O. Wendenburg. wltoi
i sought to impugn both his reputation
! for honesty .is well us hi.' motives for*
t turning Informant. In the eross-exV
1 amin.itIon it was brought out that ;iie>
j witness was for some ycfir.i employed
I by the Broad Kock Distilling Company
I lit the capacity of bookkeeper and luto^
las manager. In the nbsjliee of '.ho pros.
I prictor or any of lluj other cxeeiitlvii
i officers.
J While thus employed. Blindru testt?
fled, It was hit duty'to keep tab oni
j the corn and other Ingredients used'
! in the manufacture of the .spirits, .ist
well as to keep uecou.it of the amount
of spirits manufactured. He also had
: charge of the pay roll, and during tli?
! muni,is of November and December,
: 1011, ;u which tiii Irregularities)
charged In the indictment arc said to
have occurred, also made tho settle-.
nientH With the guuger, Oren T. Bur?
roughs. In these two mouths, he as-,
sorted, he rjgulurly and at the order at
th ? ow ner and president of the dtstil
lery. paid to Burroughs S3 each fOT .t?
numb', i- of barrels of spirits whlcit
the latter permitted to be removed to ?
place oth r than tho warehouse, des*
Igtiated by luiv before the tax upon Id.
wait paid.
Xole llools shiiio, Trnusuclious.
WItniaa produced a small pockcS
note book which purported to show thai
clandestine transactions with '.he aovs
eminent ganger. In tv were 'siitcred a
column of llgures representing barsi
reis uf spirit" manufactured a; the fits*
tlllery from day to day. Opposite cotN
tain of these tlgures stood the capital
letter "IV which, according to thci
statement of the witness, stood fop
"blockade" liquor, upon which, wltli
the connivance of Burroughs, no tuls
was paid.
Further examination by Attorney.
Wendenburg brought out the fact than
Blmore, on December 30, 1311, was dis?
charged by the distillery company and
that shortly afterwards he turned
Slate's evidence, supplying the re-Venue)
department with tho Information whlcil
brought about the. Indictment a^.unsi
tho distllliti? company and against thtt
government gauger. Tho lawyer made
an attempt to prove that tho wltneM
was discharged because he was caught
pocketing part of tho money wltb>
which ho was Intrusted by tho company
for the purpose of paying the expense!
of operating the, platit.
When confronted with apparent
discrepancy - between t:;.. amount In-:
trusted to him by hi; employer atid
tho amo-nt tyhlch, according ,to h'?F
own statement, h? disbursed,. Kliridra'
gave-no direct reply, maintaining ni.?
ty that no money that didn't belong to}
him found Us way into bis pocket*
His discharge, he said, was due. to ut'un%

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