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THB DISPATCH FOUNDED I860. UrriAi w VTIum.m 10 ,-,7^7
mOHMQNl), VA., SATU RDAY, A PHIL 6, 1912.
Desperate Fight Vain
Before Raging Waters
of Mississippi.
Crave Fear Felt for Safety of
Farme.. in Lowlands Whose
I Homes Are in Path of Rac
i| ing River?150 Square
/ Miles of Land
Itc'lfoot Lake levee haa ?i
Flood nalcr spreading over arv
ernl oeitintlca In Kentucky nnd
Tcnnr *????-.
I.n limited i.">u square utile? will
be inundated.
Fllver illNtoui'i- nITcrtrri, central
dint riet, fKts lullen? l|en hFlnem
Columbus, l(>-? und Vleknbunr, Mlas.
Rli'er dlnfiinrr through iihlrh
efrnln Ist heaviest r\rr knnttn, Jill
Miiir?i lira between Cnlumliua, Kv.J
nnd Helena. Ark.
< reel of flood m>l In ttlubt, nr.
OOrdinar in nfllelnl Ktnlrmrnt*.
lilac beginning lo lie fell na far
sou 1I1 an >n|rhrr. Minn.
Farming land flooded, unprotect?
ed by levee*. rtOO.OOO acre'*;
Knrni land rndnngr red, smhjpri
to Immediate inirfliin If levrr*
break at Important p..Int?, 1)00,000
Dmimitr nlrrndy ratlmntrd, Sl,
Llvra endangered by ranroOnlnKT
of linnaeholdera In control rl I - I rl ?? I,
dumber ?o far reaenrd from per
llmiH place?, fl.OOft or more.
Hickman. Ky., April ?.?With a roar
that could he henrd foi mile?, the
Mississippi River flood burst through
the government levee live miles west
of Hickman late to-day. and to-night
is racing over several counties In
Kentucky and Tenhcssco toward
Tteelfoot Lake, Hy to-morrow no
,i'lURr? miles of farming lands In Ful
ton County, Ky., and Hake and Ocean
counties, Tenii., will be an Inland
i eta. Grave apprehension Is felt for
the aafety ot tanners In remote sec?
tions of the aparsely settled country.
The water, when it came through,
tore a gap sixty feot in width In the
levee, and the swirling current is fa*t
rating away the caithwork and
.?widening the breach.
The Heelfoot levee, as It is gener?
ally known, has been regarded ae a
eianger point for a week, and strenu?
ous efforts had been ma?lo to hold
the Hood. Farmers, with business and
profeeHlor.nl men, have w..rk.r1 almost
continuously for soverul duyb and
nights In gangs with government
Until to-day when the wave.,
driven hy a high w'nd, began to beat
against the bunks, It was thought
the light would he won. The battle
was at its height at the end. When
the collapse came the workers were
compelled to run for their lives, a
number making their Hay to Hick?
man afoot, wli'le others, maroonnd
beyond the break, wero rescued Hi
gasolene launches.
The Reelfoot basin, over which the
?water Is forming a blanket. I? made
tip of small farming communities. The
farmers' homes are generally frail
pt ruclaircs, and with the great rush
?,f the flood are being swept away as
?-hnff before the wind. A number or
the residents had abandoned their
homes and. with their families,
no-glit safety In the towns on the
Ulis, but others, more optimistic as
to the ability of the protecting wall
to hold back the raging waterway,
remained on their lands. When the
crash came efforts were made le> com?
municate with the scattered villages
l>.v telephone, but with little success;
Considerable live stock Is still In the
Th: property damage will be large,
but farming operations will not he se?
riously hampered except that the crop
^rlll be retarded. Because of the lin
tlFiinlly heavy rains of the early
spring, but little of lb ? ground has
tieen tilled, and the deposits left when
?Too floods recede will add to the pro?
ductiveness of the land.
Should the water flow through tire
Tireak In such volume as to force
?TteelfOOt Lake from its banks, besides
the county of Ltikc, the greater part of
Oblon county and a portion of liver
?will he Inundated. Obioji Hivar will
lake up the water of the lake and
tmpty the surplus Into the Mississippi.
W? I not log, the scene of the "night
Tlder" outrages several y ?nrs ago. is
In the path of the overflow;
At. 10 o'clock lo-nigbi the crevasse
In the Heelfoot levee was l.'.O yards
In widtli and steadily widening, with
the waters rushing through the ;;a>
fevith mighty force-.
Th" Reelfoot levee extends about
fifty miles, front 1 lick inn n t.j Tlpton
Vllle. Tenri. Wfcji "jji break oeiirreJ
the ltinel slop,-;- ?^i?""--^; ] y to the Ten?
nessee lino and then is practically
Xovel. Cotton and alfalfa are the
principal crops raised in the ovet -
flowed territory.
Substantial relief came to-.lay for
the) refugees of the Hood being flhel
koreel In Hickman. One check for
?2.200 wss sent by Louisville: Mny
fleld sent several carloads of bed- ?
fling and clothing and three wagon
loads of provisions and bedding came.
tram Fulton; two from Union City
Rnd one from Woodland -Mills.
Tents have been arranged in two
Villages for whites and negroes. Ru?
lle ns Hro apportioned systematically;
The refugees range 'n age front in?
fant? a few weekn old to men und
tvomen Infirm with their >enrs. The
beolth of the refugees Is good. Only
^.ne, a woman, is seriously ill. <tnc
I ICcntlnued On ?cccnd 'r?ca")' I
President M. C. MHcbrll. of Lnlvrralty
of South Carolin?), Hpenk* tu Tencbcr?.
Nashville, Tenn., April 5.?"Clvlo
Patriotism" wn9 tin- subject of u
not? hl? address delivered by President
S. C. Mitchell, ol the , University of
South Carolina, at the closing general
session of the Conference for Educa?
tion In the South to-night. The ad?
dress opened tylth a tribute lu former
Governor Charles B. Ay cock, of North
Carolina, who died yesterday |n Bir?
mingham while addressing Alabama,
teachers on ''Universal education."
President Mitchell sui,i Governor Ay
cock stood for all the things the Con?
ference ol Education in the South
stands for. un.i was a pioneer in tho
movement to help the average man
help hims<-ir tj1UM elevate tii<- en?
tire civilization.
lie commended the drainage move?
ment, tho tomato clubs, the corn clubs,
the sanitation movements, the pure
food movement, and pointed to them
as mere foretastes of the social eftort
which will be made In the future.
President Mitchell declared that civic
patriotism Is now one of the Chlof
dutleH ..f the State as well as tue
privilege, of the State. President
Mitchell said In part:
??The true foe of States' right., is
the demagogue who prevents the State
from fulfilling its duties in the com?
pulsory education of tin, child, in pr.'
IIIOtlllg the CaUSe of |Mlbl|e be;,1th, in
shaping schemes of drainage, in pro?
moting better farming and the build?
ing of g'oOd roads and tip- inspection
of factories In the Interest of child?
hood and womanhood."
A round table conference this- after?
noon was on rural schools of the
South. Slate Supervisor W. K. T?te,
of South Carolina; presided, and super?
visors of three States and B. K. Dess?
ler, chief of ihe school .sanitation di?
vision of the Bureau of Education!
participated; The theme of the morn?
ing session Of the confer, ni e also was
1 ri4rn| schools.
The work, of the school Improve?
ment leagues was. forcibly presented
by Miss Susi? V. Powell, wr Mississippi,
president of the Interstate League.
.Southern scho'ola whieh p6sc :>n col?
leges for women, but really are not
' colleges at all, were attacked before
I the .--outhern Association of College
I Women this afternoon |,v Miss Kllzsi
I Ibeth Avrry Holten, chairman of Hi",
committee op standards of colleges. i
She declared that out of the 141
eri|]r.(jos for wom.-n In the South hard
j ly onc-flflh ar< giving any standard
colleir-e courses, only four colleges
for women In the South have been
recognised by the Association of Col?
leges of the Southern Stales. ann only
six others are Included by the special?
ist In her third or fourth cIhss.
Bobert c Ogdcn was re-elected prcs
Idem of the Conference for Education
in the .South to-night. Walter H. Page,
of Virginia, was erected vice-president,
to succeed Wlckllffe [lose, of wash
! Inglon. Wm. A. Blair was re-elected
1 treasurer P, P. Claxton. executive
secretary, resigned because of his
I many duties'as United States Commis?
sioner of Education, and the e.xecu
I tlv? cothniltteo was authorized lo se
| lect a successor, whos* name w'll not
I be announced for several weeks. The
I executive committee was re-elected,
I and Is as folowH: Clarence Po'e, Nortii
Carolina; Harry Hodgson, Georgia; A.
; I*. Botislarid, Washington. Geci. ,1.11am
I sey, Kentucky; .1 FI. Kirkland, Tenne?
! see; .1. H. Ilirimon. Arkansas; J. V.
I Joy her, North Carolina; J. B. A swell,
i l.oulstu na: II. It. Krissill. Virginia; 11.
W. Laird. Alabama. S C, Mtlcbcll.
i South Carolins; S. P. Brooks. Texas; M.
I A, Murphree. Florida ; Joe Cook, Mis
? slsslppl.
1 Amopg the speakers on the pro
1 gram to-night were W. I>. Weather
[lord, of the national committee of the
IV M, C. A.; Lawrence Abbott and I ir.
Oswald Garrison Vlllard, of New Vork;
;i?ll of whom spoke on "The Education
of the Nepro in the South."
Ilnrventrr, Steel and Href Subjects of!
Conferenecn With Wlekt-rsliaui.
Washington, April 5.?Attorney-1
Gcheral U Ickersham to-day he|,t con?
ferences, regarding the relation of the
Sherman antitrust law of three of'
the most important industries in the
country?harvester, steel and beef.
The negotiations between the govern?
ment ami the International Harvester
Company for a friendly dissolution J
have c ached. It is said. u. critical I
stage, where it is Impossible to forcr'
tell the outcome. Counsel for thei
, company lo-dnj submitted to the gov-i
eminent in writing certain proposl-|
lions they had previously made orally.']
They discussed the proposed dlssolu-i
tlon into two companies with the At-1
tOrney-Oenernl, Assistant Attorney-'
General Fowler, Commissioner Herbert t
Kiiok Smith and Hr. Francis Walker,
of the Bureau of Corporations. The I
government, It Is Intimated, would1
prefer a disintegration into a greater;
number of companies than two, al-j
though there has yet been no rejec?
tion of the two.company Iden.
Mr. Wickershani turned over the gov?
ernment's plans in the steel ti n ft ?tili
With .la--ob M. Dickinson and .1. K.
Colton, tie- special Assistant Altoiney
Gclicral in charge of the ease. it Is
expeded that the taking of evidence j
will be begun within n few weeks.
The situation regarding the meat
packers, who were recently acquitted
at Chicago of charges of criminal vlo
I ihtlon of the Sherman law. was the
subject of a long conference, but has
not boon settled.
lliiolncNs In Knoxvllle Im Suapeiidrtl
During Ceremonies.
Knoxvllle. Tonh., April ;..?The peo
I p|.. of Tennessee liiirled their "Fld
dilul Hob" ? Senator 'Hobprt Love Tay?
lor, in old Gray Cemetery here t.-.
day. This inorning the Htatciriiyi'slooily
was brought lien- from Nashville, and
at 11 o'clock Tcnnesseeans gathered
in the Auditorium foi the funeral ser?
Hev. W. S N.-ighbors. I >. P., presl
d?nt of Stilliiis College, at Bristol, a
lifelong friend of the Senator. fiWv
<?red tin funeral oration. Dr. Nclgh
, h?rs uscfllied lu Senator Taylor's en
hounded interest in all Sorts and
' classes of humanity his nro-etn'noiit
position in tin- love and affection of
, Business was siispcniled in Know-ill.
during lim cureniohles. Hundreds
i persons took lohi'5 drives over 11?? ?
Hast Ti nnessce mountains in all Moris
? of ennveya uees to COUle here for the
' fit u era I ceremony.
; This afternoon lb- congressional de|
I cgatlott returned to Washington.
Clilcngo Coiinclliucn lo Select Coin
inHlccs WUIIc In Virginia.
i Chicago. April Tho haw commit
' lee appointments of the Chic go City
Council will be made ai Natural Bridge.
Vi?; si:, member?, three Doniocrats an.
three Hopublletin?, eompoi'e tue com?
mittee' on committee1', and 11 is r.stl
: leated that a werk at bast will lie
spent In the contest for appointments
> to Important berths.
i The election L.at Tuesday made the
Council overwnolmlngly Democratic,
nml it Is figured that the llepuhllesn
incinbc-rs of the committee will have to
tunke most convincing arguments for
the men they want appointed. The
! cominin6e will teavd for Natural
Hildcrc next Thursday.
Clubs and Pistols Used
Before They Are
Di persed.
Striking Silk Mill Operatives Rain
Bricks and Stones at Guard
Outside Plant?Dozen Wo?
men Are Among Those
Wounded?Sheriff Will
Enforce Order.
Passalc, N. J.. .April 5.?A battle be?
tween several hundred striking silk
tnill operatives and forty deputy
.?-h.-r I rr *> ami policemen occurred to?
day outside Hie Forstmann & Huffman
silk mill at Gat field, the strikers rain?
ing bricks and stones at the guapl
and the latter using their clubs and
revolvers. Some of the deputies ..tirod
over tb?' heads or the strikers" and
dispersed the crowd, which Included
a hundred or more women. Six ar?
rest* were mad-.
The strikers gathered outside the
Plant at Garfieid at the opening hour
ami jeered the employes as they en?
tered the mill. The crowd was order?
ed to disperse. At this Juncture
Charles Rothftahcr, one cif the organ?
izers of the Industrial Workers of the
World, mounted a box and addressed
I the crowd, declaring that the depu?
ties had no right to enforce their
order. When the deputies tried to
disperse 'he crowd the fltrht became
Orcnnlirr llothflshrr Arrested.
Henry Pagan, a deputy, was struck
I In the face hy a brick nnd knocked
down. The deputies nnd police used
their clubs promiscuously, and several
drew their revolvers and fired over
the hea.is of the crowd. The
strikers ran. but fcothfisher and five
companions were arrested and taken
to the Hackensack Jail.
One of the strikers was later foun?]
unconscious and with blood flowing
front a cut In tit? head. The strikers
claim that lie was a victim of a dep?
uty's club. Among others nursing
wounds made by clubs are a d "Sen
women. Sheriff Conklln declared to?
day that he- would enforce vigorously
his order of yesterday forbldrllng th"
striker* to assemble In any part of
Passalc county.
Quirt at Vrii Tork Mill*.
Utlea, N. V.. April 5.?Under military
domination, r|iiiet prevailed last night
and to-day at New York mills, where
there was some dlseirder Wednesday
niftht among the striking textile work?
ers. National Guardsmen dlspjrse
crowds that assemble In the vicinity e>f
the nulls, but tind the most rcslstani c
comes from women. Pickets are main?
tained by the strikers, but there has
been no att;mpl to get In new work?
men, nnd it is said there will not be
at the present time.
The two looul companies of the Na?
tional Guard were ordered out for
strike duty at New York tnlllfc and
Yorkvllle yesterday, following serious
clashes between deputy sheriffs and
the textile workers.
The guardsmen were called for by
the sheriff, who was not sat is tied that
his force of forty mm could guard
thrt property of the New York Mills
Company In the two villages, which are.
only a short distance from trtica. Sev ?
eral Polish women attacked thi depu?
ties while they were guarding; sjverai
of the mill foremen, en route to work.
The women, it is charged, threw red
pepper into the eyes of th? officer*
and a number of them were arrested.
The sheriff then ordered all saloons
closeti atiel railed for tlio trotps.
Xew Organisation Formed l<> Tnke '?
All Asaoclnlleina.
New York. April f>.?At a meeting of
the American Highway Improvement
Association in Hiis city a new organi?
zation was formed that will In?
clude all Of the important road asso?
ciations .11 the country mid will lean
to the holding of one good roads meet
ling annually, I stead of several; The
' new as delation will Include the Amer?
ican Association for Highway Improve?
ment, the American Automobile Asso?
ciation, which constitutes tbe road
users and the manufacturers of roatl
tmiklug mac Inery and those who fur?
nish road-building material.
A committee of three has been ap?
pointed to elei t the city where the
first meet ng of lh<- big congress will
lie held. This committee will start
shortly to visit the eitle? that want the
convention ami are capable of housing
ii These Include New York. Philadel?
phia, Cincinnati. Kam as <.\ty. New
Orleans, Cnlcago, Atlanta and San
Francisco. There will he about 10.000
delegates at the n< "t Congress and an
exhibit of about a rfuiiricr of a million
dollars* worth of road machinery.
Body of Mrs. Greevcr
Is Found in River
Discovery Muds Country-Wide Srnrrh
for Wife of Southern
i Irrgynitiii.
Washington, April .".?Tbe hotly
?>f tlrN. A. Iluherta (Jreever, ?lf?- ,,'r
n Lutheran clergyman, itrv. W. ll.
? irrctiT, of Columbia, N, I.'., Mho
disappeared fron, till-, ell.i IVhril
n'r> 17 while
stilVerlttti from h urn -
oils breakdown, wns illHcovt'red lo
ilny In the Potomac Itlvcr, near
vi..out Ycnion. The flu dins or the
? body1 end* n coitr.lry-n t?|c aenrelt for
Mr*. I irr ever.
Her biiabiiittl ncconipnnlcd her In
HiIh city nnd placed her in n nnnu
lorlwnt. On (he nlidit of February
17 .she ,.lulled her nurse, nnil until
the Mllarnvory of Hip body to-diiv
no trace of her Iiinl been found. She
tvna forty-four jeara old, t;.\d \\n*
Hit' dliiighler nf the Into Hey, <i. A.
Ilriicgel, n Lutheran clrrgymnn.
Former Governor Again
in Politics as Candi?
date for Congress.
I Forced to Leave City for Time j
j Because of Bad Health?Great
Interest Aroused by Deter?
mination of Governor Mon?
tague to Throw Hat
Into Ring.
' Former Governor Andrew Jackson
I Montague unexpectedly re-entored po?
litical life yesterday.' 1-olluwlng the
' announcement that Colonel Jmin B. j
Iturwood had withdrawn as a candidate
for Congress from t<ie Third Virginia
District, Mr. Montague authorised tho
Statement that he will become a can
dldatc, anil will conte-t the seat with
Repicsuntatlve John Lamb; the. iricum
, bent.
More than six years have passed
since Mr. Montague retired from tho
office of Governor of \ Irglnta. Since
I that time he has been mentioned In
! many political relation', hut ha? riot
] litilii Gits TTme consented to be a can?
didate ???, r any office. Two years ago
he thought seriously of entering the
lists against Captain l.aml>. but found
it impracticable to do so.
Regarded as one of the ablest men In i
political life of this generation, while!
j a storm-centre because ,,f |,la views ol {
1 Democratic factional cotcsts, and a fin?
ished orator whose servlce-s as such
have been In tlcmund throughout the
country, Mr. Montague may be ex?
pected to make a canvass which will
attract the intention of the. entire
Htal<e, regardless <il the excitement
which may poaMbly te aroused else?
Informal Announcement.
f-o rar. he has no platform, and, In
fact, nas no formal statement. He
j yielded to the demands of his friends
who thronged his office yesterday
j morning To The Times-Dispatch rc
I porter Mr. Montague said:
"All I desire lo sny to the publlo
at this time Is that I am a candidate
for the (Ionise of Representatives
from the Third District, subject, of
course, to the will of the Democratic
voters us expressed at the primary
election, t shall probably have a
formal announcement later on. but
even of this I am not certain. T urn
very grateful to the many friends
who have offered me their support."
A primary In this district hH? been
called by the committee tor July 16.
: Notices of candidacy with entrance
'fees are to be Hied by May 16. There
.may be a change in dates if the new
primary law is found to conflict.
Ham nod's Withdrawal.
Colonel John S. Ifarwood withdrew
yesterday because of 111 health. He
has been confined to h's room for the
past two weeks with a trouble which
ai.pears to be serious. It has been
deemed best that he go away for rest
and change as soon as he Is strong
j enough to travel, and that he remain
jaway from Richmond all the coming
summer. lie will be unable to attend
ito his own business affairs, and, of
, course, could not direct a polltlcnl
.campaign fnder the circumstances,
I his physlclnn. Dr. 11. Ward Randolph,
.advised Iiis withdrawal from the
I race.
It had been thought that Colonel
I Harwood stood a favorable chance
>for nomination. He became a can
Idldale for Congress an January P. and
j had expected to begin an active can?
vass about A,pril 13. He Ik a member
? of the Virginia Legislature, and Is
Ja leading and successful business man
j of Richmond.
Governor Montague was In public
I life for many years. Ifn was made
I assistant district attorney While re
I sld'ng in Danv'iloj -luring Hie last
'administration ??!' President Cleveland.
I This position drought him so much
{into tl'.e public eye that in the con?
tention of IS07 lie was nominated for
I Attorney-General. This brought him
i Into contact with most of lb.- public
! men of Hi" State.
i lu lftoi lie became a candidate for
the Democratic nominal ion for Gov?
ernor. Congressman Claude A. Swau
son was in the field, as wer.- also j
JiicMitonant-Goverlior Kdwnrd Kcholfl, i
of Stntllitotl. ami Captain R. C. Mar-,
shall, of Portsmouth. This was in!
Convention days. County after county
rallied to the support of the "Redl
j l-'ox, of Plltsylvanla," as he was then [
known, hhd, much lo the surprise of
the powers thai were in Vlrglnln, Mr.
Montague won the noin inn t ion in
[Convention a large majority.
Id- came "it"' national prominence
while Governor. Takln;; up the n lns
nf office wh. n they wen- laid down by
.1. Huge Tyler "ti Jaliuary i. 1002, he
Inaugurated ? policy ,.r advancement
inlnglcfl with Inunclnl cnullon, whic.i
ichtilted in a surplus in the Stale
Treasury. HI- admlrilutrultop Rocincd
! generally commended.
Mood lor .Senate.
Toward it* close; Governor .vlunta
I uue be.-'.me it candidate for tin.ted
states Semite against Thomas s. Mar?
tin. The primary whs in force for
' the flrist lime, and ilia state x\as can?
vassed fioni end to end. At the poll,
i in August, H?t'5, Governor Montagu;
j v nr. defeated. S lice that lime he h'ls
sought im political ctitec, and has de
I cllncd lo miiko ia. es.
.lohn i.umb. iho ihctimb'ciit, with
I w hom G?v? rnor Mnntnguo must try
corcltislnns, was born in ISJrt. Hi- '.las
served in Congress continuously since
. March I. I$97. g.dag Jntp office, with
. William McKinley, sine- the Demo?
crats have come Into power in the
House. Captain I'Utiti bun been made
chairman ..f Iii? Committee on Agricul?
ture, lie i-iin'i.- most of the members,
and Is consequently; In line for such
favors. He ll said to be the only Coli
f,d< rati veteran in the present House.
Several times Captain Lamb has hud
opposition in his own p?n-ty. ,1. c
\V.ill.-ice was once his opponent. In tin
campaign of 1910. Judge T. Ashh>
Wlckbam was a candidate, but was do
fented in the primary,
Senator Heyburn Would Reduce
Subscription Price of Congres?
sional Record.
Charges Press of Country With
Treating Congress as a
Washington. April 5.?Senator Hey?
burn. of Idaho, to-day made s debate
on the bill to rccodify the printing
laws the occasion for an attack upon
newspapers. The Senator was press?
ing an amendment, which, however,
was not voted upon, to reduce the sub?
scription price of* the Congressional
Record.in an effort to popularize its
circulation, f-'enator Heyburn asserted
that the modern nc?5|?per printed
only Jests and aensallons about Con?
gress, and added that tt the people
were, compelled to depend upon news?
papers for their education the govern?
ment could not long continue.
?If the Congressiunnl Record should
be suppressed," he cried. "Munchaus
en's record of travels would he mild
In comparison with the newspaper ac?
counts of the proceedings of Con?
Tbe Senator added that newspaper
men who made use 0f courtesies ex?
tended by the senate treated Congress
as a Joke. He felt confident that un?
der his proposal of a reduced sub?
scription price the Congressional Re?
cord would have a circulation of -,
Will Puah Work on mil.
Washington. April f..?An agreement
to take ui> the House iron and steel
tariff revision bill by week after next
was reached In tho Senate to-day. Sen?
ator Penrose presented tbe Finn nee.
Committee's adverse report on thu bill,
ami in response to questions, he and
Senator Simmons, speaking for both
tho majority and tlio minority, said
that they would co-operate to begin
the consideration of the measure at
the earliest possible day. Senator
Simmons said the Democratic mem?
bers of the Finance. Committee would
lite the minority report. The bill s
denounced as ill advised and unfortu?
nate in the adverse report.
HrlMow I 'rp'? 11 ll Mr.
Washington, April Senator Jones,
of, the Ho rimer Investigating commit?
tee, responding to questions from Sen?
ator JHristow to-day. stated that the
committee was using the utmost dis?
patch in tbe preparation of 'Is re?
port on the Lorlmot' case. With more
than 9,000 pages of testimony before
them, In- .-a 1,1 the members of the
committee were Unding tlo>rr task a
h-.iv?. ??ne. Mr. Brlstow urged ex?
pedition in the Inti rest of an early
adjournment of Congress.
< on* Idem tin n IV ml pulled.
Washington. April -The Agricul?
tural Committee of llit! I louse has
postponed until Dccomber further con?
sideration of the bills to. reduce the
tit:; on oleomargarine.
She Ik Cbnrgrtl With Killing Her
KlBhlooii-.llontViN-Old t'blltl.
ivnsuooln. Fin . .vtiril :.. - Vccused of
ib.- murder of lor e'.rrliieeh-ihoiithS'Old
child. .Mrs. F.vn Wood ami Dr. Nichols,
of (.'ottoiidtlle. are In |all at Mariana,
held for th.- grand jury. Mrs. Wood,
also known as Mrs. .Morris, lived at
tin- home >>f Nichols. Her little daugh?
ter died last Tlitirsdnv nlghl and was
buried tile next day. Neighbors be?
come suspicious and bad the corpse
exhumed. Inveairlsatlon revealed that
the child's skull had |>ecii crushed.
Tlio arrests followed; Mrs. Wood, it
Is said, slated that Nichols was re?
sponsible for the child's death and
threatened to kill her if she told jf
his act.
Funeral of Atlnlor Koiltxcr*.
Pasadena, Cal? April 5.?The funeral
of C'albralth I'. Rodger*, the aviator,
who was killed 'Wednesday in n flight
nt Long BeaCjh, was he'd here to-day.
The bodv Wal ?rst to rutsburirjh. Pa
Roosevelt Now Is En Route to
Political Battlefield in
Opening Gun of Campaign Will
Be Fired in Springfield
Pittsburgh, April 6.?On his way lo
Chicago, to throw himself Into the
: tight for the Illinois delegation to the
?Republican National Convention, Col
! oncl Roosevelt passed through Pitts
I burgh to-night on his train one hour
land a half Into. Ho is scheduled to
I arrive in Chicago at 8:15 o'clock to
, morrow morning.
' The Colonel spent most of tho day In
' preparing the speech Which he Is lo
deliver at Springfield, 111., to-morrow
night, it will be the principal speech
i of lilx campaign In Illinois, the result
I Of which, it Is expected, will have a
j material bearing upon the outcome ot
j the campaign.
: Only one speech of any length was
I on Colonel Roosevelt's program for
to-day. it was at MurtlhsbUrg, W, Va..
where the Colonel arrived at noon
j trohl l'arkersburg, W. Va. A large
i crowd In the public square hoard the
' former President's appeal for support
at tho county convention to be held
? to-morrow in MartlnSburg. During
i the run from Purkcrsburg the. train
I was held up tor two hours by an no
tcldcnt to a train ahead, which had
, made the truck unsafe. The onglneer
j of the train lo which the Roosevelt
car was uttaohed observed the con?
dition of the track and held tin- train
until temporary repairs were made.
It was Colonel Roosevelt's intention
to rest as much as possible to-day ami
make no speeches from the train, but
at a few points the crowds at the sta?
tion were so Insistent thai he spoke.
I for a few minutes. IPs Mi st speech
lot" this nature was at Keyset-, W. Va.
I At Cumberland, lid., he made ? speech,
land again a few hour.-' later, when he
I passed through on the. return trip. At
Cohnellsvlllc, Pa., McKoosport and
liraddock large crowds wet-,, waiting
for him.
"You don't help people Lo get for?
ward and up through the professional
politicians." ho said ai Connellsvllle.
"What the professional politician Is
concerned with Is holding his .lob.
Therefore, I want tho real rule of tho
i Soon after his arrival In Chicago.
Colonel ItcAsovelt is to start out on a
special train over the Illinois Central
for the swing through Illinois, Ho
win speak to-inorrb/ at Rockford,
Prceport and Springfield. Ho Is to
remain In Springfield over Sunday,
and on Monday speak ; < Clinton, He
ealnr, Monllccllo, Champaign and Dan?
Stufe Claimed for < InrU.
Washington. April 5,?The With?
drawal of tlovui'iior Koss as^ a Demo,
cratlc presidential candidate in tie'
approaching primary in .Massachusetts
WtlS claimed by the Clark managers to?
day as assuring the capture of the
Massachusetts delegation by the Speak
Former Senator Dubais, In charge of
Speaker Clark's national campaign, af?
ter a conference with Congressman
Curley, who lias been conducting the
Clark affairs In Boston, expressed the
belief that a Clark delegation would
be sent to Hie Baltimore convention.
Ulgnisienl Is Settled.
Boston, April 5.- The alignment of
political forces for the Massachusetts
presidential preference primaries on
April 80 was settled to-day with the
expiration of the time limit for with?
drawals from the tickets. Republican
voters will express th- ir preference be?
tween Taft, Roosevelt and l.a FolleUe,
while Democrat" will choose between
Clarke and Wilson. Clovcrnor Fosn hav
ing withdrawn.
The l/i ' FollMta leaders did not file
i ?^?jiUnued on Fourth Pace.)
11, HEMD
Frank Miller, a Barber,
Arrested for Running
Over Architect.
Prisoner Locked Up Overnight
Without Attempting to Se?
cure Bail Until To-Day.
, Police Find Clue, Inter
( view Girls, and Then
Swear Out Warrant.
In the arrest laut night of Frank
Miller, twonty-flvo years old, a barber,
of 110$ North Twenty-fourth Street,
the police are conitdont they have tho
man who was driving the autoniobllo
Which ran over and seriously injured
Car! Itirehrmiiinl. the architect, on the
nlu-ht of March Jo in Broad street at
.Meadow. Miller was locked up at the
Jlrst Police station, and when seen
by a reporter for Tho Times-Dispatch
denied all knowledge of the affair.
For more than two weeks the entire
department has been diligently search?
ing for the driver of the ear. Not only
were oflh ers spurred on to their Ut?
most rftorts by the off..r of $100 re?
ward by (he Itichmond Automobile
flub and of five days" vacation by
Chief of Polle Werner, but hy tho
heartless behavior of the man In" leav?
ing his victim helpless In the street
Buffering from internal Injuries and a
compound fracture of the arm.
Clue after clue was trac ed, resulting1
each time In utter failures.
Got Clue From ntrl*.
Aliotit noon yesterday more definite
Information was received. Patrolmen
Stevenson and Allen were rIvon sortis
facts, which were communicated to
Major Werner and Captain of Detec?
tives McMahon.
The. names an,| addresses of two
girls, who live in North Klghlcenth
Street, and who lire said to be em?
ployed in a factory, were furnished,
nnd It was said that ?Kley were with
the man who ran down the architect. '?
I .ate yesterday afternoon Detective
Sergeant Wren located the girls, and
obtained from them the name of Mil?
ler. Though the ?Irls" story was not
given out. |t is understood that they
were returning from a "joy tide" on
the night of the accident.
vA'hen they saw Mr. ltuehrmund fall
beneath tho wheels of the car, they
Iqu'okly Jumped out and disappeared.
Their belief was Hint Miller would
pick up his victim and carry him to
a hospital, ami as they did not wish
to be seen they hurriedly left.
The. names of thi' girls, who will
: be used as witnesses, were withheld
; hy the police.
I Act'ng on the information they
: Rnv,', Sergeant Wren immediately
j swore out a warrant, for the arrest
I of Miller, lie first went to his home,
'and found him away, lie then sought
l hint at the. barber shop of Charles V.
Sells, .Tr.. 1203 Mast Main Stroet.
I where he la employed. lie was found
'as he was preparing to unit work
.for the day and about to leave tho
i pi: :o in his autoniobllo a five-passon
I per touring car. lie was .plared un?
der arrest by Sei:;,ant Wren and
Officers Stevenson and Allen.
Miller Denies Charge.
I In the atitomob'le ho was taken to
the First Station. The car Was held
,and will, It is expected, be used as
[evidence against li'm.
I /hen arrested Miller said he knew
nothing oT the accident, nnd declared
that, wh'le he had owned the car for
s'x or eight months, having bought
it second-hnnd, he only recently used
; It.
j After answering the usual format
questions. Miller summoned II. M.
Smith. Jr., lo tho station house, and.
following a lengthy conference with
the lawyer retained him as counsel.
He said he would make no effort to
.give bnU until to-day.
! While his case will be called this
morning in Police Court, It Is not
likely that It will lie gone Into, an
on ? of the principal witnesses for the
prosecution Is ill, and will not he able
?to bo out for several days.
I When seen In his cell, .Miller snid
that lie was surprised when arrested.
Askc,I whether he ever indulged >-ln
joy rides, he replied thru he never
di 1 declaring that he was married
and not addicted to joy-riding habits.
He has been married about two years
and is tho father of an Infant girl.
Certain ?f Their t'nse.
The prisoner Is of small build. He
Is a native of Germany, and has livod
in Richmond f->r about five years. He
came there from Baltimore and has
worked steadily at his trade In sev?
eral local shoii's.
The police ate certain that they
tire in possession ?>f sufficient evi?
dence to connect him with tbe oiiksi
ami establish his Identity as the man
who ran over Mr. Ruehriiiiind.
Mr. nuohrniiiitd has rapidly recovered
from Ills in.iur.es, air: a' St. ISllzubCtlk'a
Hospital yesterday ho was able to sit
up. It was said last nicht that it WA?
thought he W?Uld be able to retort!
to Iiis home, 2021 West Grace Stroet,
next week.
The cm Ire city was Shocked when It
beTntne known that Mr. ltuehrmund
had been run over, seriously Injured, so
much so that It was thought that hp
could not recover, and lefi helpless In
the street.
At a meeting of the Automobile
Club several da> s later ,t resolution
was adoptetl offering tbe reward oC
SlOP for the arrest of ihe driver. Major
Werner further eficouraged his men by
tempting thorn .With the additional ro.
wr.nl of live days- holiday with full
pay for the officer who succeeded In
tho cas.}. , .
Helpless la Street.
Mr. Rimhrmiind was returning to bin.
home about 1" o'clock. He had step?
ped from a arrer-t, cci ami was crosj
Ing Pto.nl St.i t.' pass thron?h
Meadow to hi: residence, lie was s?y
eral feel from the curb on ire nortr.
side of-the thorouteifore when the au?
tomobile struck him Htirt carried hit
I 5?dy under one of ?he foretvhsela,

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