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?gt^Mwro"w?SPiSm_WHOLE NUMBER 18,999. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912. ?k ?evtuer to-day-fair. PRICE TWO CENTS.
HOUSE-FLY FACES DEAIH SENTENCE Swat Campaign Started, With Cash for Cham? pion Killers. TIMES-DISPATCH OFFERS PRIZES Richmond Children Will Com? pete in Movement Conducted by Health Department to Rid City of Its Greatest Pest. Buchanan Hits Men Higher Up. The sentence of death vvuh pro? nounced against the- deadly house-fly yesterday afternoon when, a represen? tative, bouy ut Citizen? met lu the ollUe ol Dr. K. C. Levy, in the City iiall, and oigaiilzed u ??Citizens' D'ly Extermination Association." and put Into motion plans for a city-wide "swat-tho-lly" campaign. The Imme? diate act of offensive warfare "111 be a "swat-thr-riy" .content, conducted Jointly by the City Health Department and The Times-Dispatch. While full details ur il;e content and the tuieb which will govern It will not. be available until alter tno meet? ing of Hie contest committee to-day, it will follow the general llnce ob? served in similar contests In other eitiei-, notably Washington and Cleve? land. ' The TimtB-Dlspatch will otfer $100 in prizes to regularly enrolled pupils of tile public Schools ot the city and all other Richmond children wno Kill tne largest number of flies from June ? to June 17. the period ol the contest, of this money. wid bet bet atlde In cash prises for while children ana \ib for colored children lleulth Department lu Cbnruc. While the Iiy-awallltig ?.ciiu'esi prop? er owes its being lu tne initiative of The Tlmea-Dlepatch, the Health De? partment for tome weeks has had un dei way another form o: war aga'ntt the household pest, and will lake com? plete charge of every feature of the contest exc'tpi that connected with ti... aw aid of prize:-, which will be managed by this paper. According to tentative plans dis? cussed at yesterday's meeting, 'the Tlnics-Dispatch will furnish every Vontcstatit with the necessary twat llnS Implements, While the measuring und crediting of tin.- number of flics Killed by lh? cunt-slants will be pef luriucd oy tne health authorities Criticises roller Department. A spice of sensation entered into the meeting jtsterday when Hev'.j James Buchanan, Superintendent of tne Associated Cliarltles. toutid H necessary to score whai he looked upi n as an unwholesome state of af tnns in the city police department. In the course of a general dlscuesiou of plans looking to tne ? llmlnatlon, as lar* as possible, of all refuse offering favorable breeding places for files, it was suggested by Chief Health Ofll cer Levy that a rigid application of the penalty by police justices When indictments are brought against per? sona by the Health Department would go a long way In discouraging the keeping of nuisances. Dr. a. W. Freeman, Assistant state H-alth Commissioner, suggested as a good r'au thai the police be asked to aid the health officers in reporting persons who maintain upon their premises unsanitary stables and simi? lar nuisances which offer breeding ^rncdia for mic-s. The- suggestion stirred Mr. Buchanan into airing a few personal views. Soys There Is Wlrc-Pulllng. "I think that the city policcn-.cn could render a great service in this way." he said. "1 think they would be glad to du it- Although our po? licemen are perhaps the most malign? ed persons In the entire city, 1 am certain that they stand ready at all t'mes to discharge their duty. The trouble docs not lie with them. It Is hlgrrer up. As soon as one of them presumes to report an abuse which af? fects the interests of on influential citizen the latter at once gets to work pulling the wires, with the result that the charge Is dismissed and the. patrol? man In In danger of losing his roal tion. - . "Our policemen," said I r. Buchanan, turning to Dr. Levy, ?'ar:- handicapped in the discharge of their duty in the same way that your health inspectors tire. Your men report nu'sanccs, but the polico courts have to Impose the fines before their services count for anything. Our patrolmen either report or are. willing to report irregularities, but the pressure from higher up large? ly counteracts their usefulness." Effect I'erninncnt Organization. The "C'tlzeris' Fly Extermination At-sociatio.i," through the advisory committee which w..s present at yes? terday's meeting, organised permanent? ly with the following ofltcers: Chair? man, Rev. H. D. C. M at lachlan. D. D.; Vicc-Chairman. Dr. F. M. Reade. and Secretary, Dr. C. C. Hudson. The. advisory committee, all the mem? bers of which were present at yester? day's meeting, consists of Dr. George W. McDanlel, Dr. James Buchanan. Dr. E. C. Levy. N. D. Sills. C. P. Walford, Jr., Alien Bolts. W. T. Dabney. Dr. A. W, Frocmon, Dr. Bnnlon G. Williams. Dr. 0. C. Hudson. Rev. II. D. C. Mac lachlan, D; P.. Miss Anne Gully. A. H. Strauss. .Samuel K. McKee. AIlss Kll/.a beth Cocke, Albert II. Hill. J. St. George Bryan. Mayor D. C. Itlrhaid son, Lewis McK. Judklna and Louis I. Jaffe. Standing committees were appointed a* follows: Contest?N. D. Sills, chair? man: Dr. C. C. Hudson, Dr. E. G. Wil? liams. Publicity and exhibits?Dr. A. vV, Freeman, Lewis Mclv. Judklna, S. K. McKcp. Co-operation with churches ?Dr. George W. McDatnel. Rev. .lames Buchanun, Rev. W. Russell Bowie. Co? operation with schools?Dr. J. A. C. Chandler, Alhort II. HUI, M'sa Anne Gully. Law enforcement?Mayor D,' C. ?nies R. Gordon, W. T Dabney. Slean-up day?Julius Vlolf son, Henry Cohen, Miss Ellz-tbeth Cocke. Will lie War Urft II Death.. The organization thus affected, an? nounced lt3 Intontlon to wage unceas? ing warfare against the fly and its (Continued on Second Page.). BEGINS IIS EIGHT 10 SAVE CLAUDE Defense Seeks to De? stroy Case Built Up by State. FIRST EVIDENCE NOT VERY STRONG Chief Witness Proves More Profitable to Commonwealth Than to Accused, and Byrd Marion's Testimony Is of Doubtful Benefit?Judge Rebukes Lawyers. (Special From Staff Correspondent ) Wythevlll,;, Va.. May 27.?V simple, uneducated mountain farmer of Car? roll county matched wits with one of the keenest cross-examining lawyers Of Southwest Virginia for more than an hour to-day and suffered little from the contest. Byrd Marlon, jointly indicted- for complicity in the Uillavllle courthouse tragedy of March 11 with the Aliens and Edwardses, this afternoon testi? fied In behalf of Claude swanson Allen, who has been on trial a week for the murder of Judge Thornton L. Massle in the shooting tnai :'tarilcd the coun? try oi ?.r two months ago. After Attorney it. Uolman Willis, chief counsel for the defendant, had Ii d Byrd through the story of the Carroll county affair as Byrd viewed it the feature of the day ame when Attorney Waller Poage, of counsel for the Commonwealth, conducted a rigorous cross-examination. Whenever Mr. poage became too penetrating In his queries Byrd re? sorted to the customary safeguard of the mountaineer: "1 don't recollect."! At othei times the witness c\adedj the State's attorney by answering with I totall} irrelevant replies that proved! more than once armu>lng lo the I lawyer. Not .Much Help to Claude. It Is doubttul if U} rd .Marion s tes? timony helped Claude?indeed. the Commonwealth to-night expresses a contrary view entirety?but at least ills testimony did no great harm to) the cause of the young Carroll coun- ] iy man. whose father Is under suspend? ed sentence of death for a crime com? mit-??! at the same time Claude. it al? leged to have murdered Judge MafaSle. The. defense seemed at flret reluct? ant to put Marlon on the witness stand th;? afternoon, but when the midday train did not brlnp expected witnesses Attorney Willis called Byrd to tes? tify. Kscorted from the Jail by a couple jof B:tldwln-Fclt? dctcotlvei-, Byrd . created Interest as he marched Into the courtroom, where a few days aco 'he had been released under 11.000 ball. I only to be rcarrcsted the same night at Pulaski and brought back to the Wj thevllle jail. Byrd was dressed in i the same suit of clothes mat was given to him at Oalax by some women ! when the prisoners were brought here j I from Hlllsvllle Jail the time the change ! 'of venue was granted on April '.'.;. lit [was handiufftd from the time he left the Jail until he entered the court? room. j . Bj rd .Marlon's Mor?. I Byrd Marlon's story, summarized I was as follows: \ "I was feeling sick when 1 was flrit summoned, and didn't go to court nn* '? til the second day. I think It was I Tuesday, and I testified that day. I "The day that the trouble happened I went into the courtroom Just after court bad opened and sat down on the j bench by the stove in the north side i of the room. .When the Judt^e came j in and handed the verdict to the clerK. ; somebody fixed It up?I think Mr. Foster did some writing on a paper? the verdict was read. Floyd Allen got a year in the penitentiary. "Then ,Iud = e Massie told the sheriff to take charge of the prisoner, and Floyd rose up and said. 'Gentlemen, I ain't going.' Then the trouble started right there. "There was a shot flrrd. and a lot of us made for the door. Some one knocked me down, and I was feeling sick, but I did manage to get out of i the door without getting hurt much. j First I went to the stable back of the | Thornton Hotel, and then I went down to the Blankenshlp stable. I saw Floyd there, and he looked as if he was dying. "Later Dr. Nuckols had Floyd taken on a cot lo Tom Hall's hotel." Attorney Willis led Byrd through questions that Byrd answered In a ready manner, the witness denying that h.-? had had a p'stol or had seen anybody shoot in the room. He ad? mitted, on cross-examination. how evfr. that ho had seen Claude and Sldna Allen with plMols in their hands, Sldna standing on the steps leading; to Judge Mosaic's chair and polntl'.ig his p'stol in the direction of the Judge or court officials. ( roHN-Kiamluntlon by I'ongr, Attorney W. S. Poage cross-ex amllied Byrd,, and his ttrst question proved puzzling to the witness: "if Floyd Allen's iflSJ had been ? pending since the May term before, why was it that he Just had you sum? moned for the March term?" After a pause, Byrd ansvered: "Well, 1 can't exactly answer you that, sir." "Were you in the courtroom tho Say before the shooting?" asked Mr. Ponge. "Yes." "Didn't you wll Peter Faster there that if Floyd Allen was convicted in that trial thero would be trouble?" Byrd regarded Mr. Poage a brief moment from the corner of his eye, then answered with a toss of his head. "No, .slree." "Didn't you tell Attorney Ward Tonipklns In his office the day before ti ? shooting?when you went to his office and had a few drinks with him ?that If Floyd Alten was convicted there would be some trouble?" "No, slree," repeated Byrd. "If I (Continued on Elshth Page.) Roosevelt Wants Him to Be Temporary Chair? man at Chicago. NEW JERSEY WILL CAST VOTE TO-DAY Candidates Conclude Wild Scramble for Delegates, and Both Are Confident of Suc? cess at Polls?Only One State Primary Remains to Be Held. Jefferson City, Mo., May In a lettc r received by Governor Herbert Hadley here to-day, colonel Theodore Roosevelt asked him to be temporary chairman ot the Republican National Convention to he held In Chicago it the liooseirlt forces succeeded in get? ting control of the convention. Mr. Hadley will accept if he believes he can best serve his faction of the paj"ty, it was announced, but he would gTfcatly prefer that some other pro? gressive. t,c selected for the place. He >o told the Colonel in a letter in an? swer to his request. Governor Hadley was one of the ' Ight Governors who wrote to Col? onel Rosevclt asking him t become a candidate for Prcadcnt before the Col? onel announced that he would accept! lie was one of the leaders of the' Roosevelt faction of the .State conven? tion at St. Louis, and was elected chairman of the convention after be? ing defeated lu committee lor tem? porary chairman by the Taft adher? ents. Campaign .Nearly Over. New Vork, May 27.?The New Jerse) State primary' election to-morrow will bring practically to a close the spec? tacular campaign for the presldentla Inomination that has resulted this yeat I from the adoption by several States ol presidential preference laws. The South Dakota primaries are still in the future, but It is believed that tin J voting In New Jersey to-morrow will i mark the end of the personal appeal [for primary voles that President Taft lend Theodore Roosevelt have voiced In many parts of the country. Thl9 State will choose twenty.eight deleggti s to each natloml convention, lour at larcr and two each from the twelve congressional districts. Each district stucts its own delegate?, but the delegates.-at-large are elected by the \ote of the wholi sta,;.-. The pri? mary- law also permits votrr? to ex? press a personal choice for .1 presi? dential candidate, but t'als preference vote has no direct bearing upon di? vision of delegates \ otel. The. delegates to be \01ed for are pledged to Taft. Roosevelt or La Toi? lette on the Republican ballots, and on the Democratic ballots for Gover? nor Woodrow Wilson or marked "un ihstructed." The Democratic tight has been only between Governor Wilson ] and his opponents inside the State, j Governor Wilson's friends lo-nlght ' declared that he would win the full Slate delegation with the possible > x< eptlon of thr members from New? ark, the stronghold of former United States Senator Smith, n hose re-elec? tion the Governor opposed. Colonel Roosevelt closed his campaign tour to-night, but the President will speak lO-morrOW up to the hours of opening the polls, making a tour of the farming and shore towns in the lower part of the State. Although the Democratic campaign has been mild in comparison with the rush of the Republican workers, the result of the primaries Is considered of unusual importance, since it Is ac? knowledged that Governor Wilson's chances at Baltimore would receive a severe blow if he failed to get at least a good majority of the delegates from his own State. The polls open at 1 P. M. to-morrow and close at 9 P. M. (.rent Crowd Hears Taft. Atlantic City. N. J., May 27.?With! a speech to a crowd that rilled Young's Pier bacit 10 the boardwalk, with an overflow on the walk itself. Presi? dent Taft to-nisht practically closed his campaign for New Jersey's twenty eight delegates to the Republican Na? tional Convention. For four hours to? morrow he will campaign on his way from the coast to the Delaware River. Expressions from his political ad? visers to-night were optimistic, and Mr. Taft himself apparently felt that his tour of the State had not been In vain. Atlantic City was the last stop Mr. Taft made on a day that began for him at S o'clock, and was crowded w'th speeches at seaside, and winter resort towns. Most of the President's audiences were. demonstrative and apparently interested in his remarks, j The President made his customary : defense of his administration and at ! tacked Colonel Roosevelt. He de? clared during the day. however, that he would not consider a third term. At several places where there were railroad shops Mr. Taft pointed to ihe legislation enacted during his admin? istration that was for the protection and betterment of railroad men. He declared several times also that the negro has much to fear if the pro? posal to recall Judicial decisions should become law. At MUlvlle to-day Mr. Taft made a short speech about prosperity. I FORCED TO LAND BY STORM i Aeronants After Being In Air T-iventy 1- our Hours DesceOd at Roaevllle, 111. St. Louis, Mo., May 27.?Albert Von Hoffman and Captain John Berry in the balloon St. Louis landed at Rosa vllle. III., at 6 o'clock th'a afternoon, after being In the air twenty-four hours In an effort to win the I.ahm cup. Von Hoffman anrVfc Captain Berry we.iv forced to land at Roaevllle on account of a storm. They left San Antonio, Texas, at 5:25 P. M. yester? day. The Lahm cup Is now held by A. R- Hawltv. FIGHTING FOR NEW JERSEY'S DELEGATION SEEK WOOD S HEAD AS CHIEF OF STAFF Amended Army Bill Would Leg? islate Him Out of Office. ACCEPTED BY CONFEREES if Passed, It Will Disqualify Many High Officers From Holding Position. Washington. May 27.?The army ap? propriation hill was reported back to the Senate ana" House lo-Uay by the conferees with antladmlnlstratiou am-ndirieiiis which wouid tegislito Mojor-Gehcral v\ cfod out of ouice as cnief of start, ana would leave Hie location ana oisti ibutiun ut niiiilaiy posts to a commission. The amendment which would re? move General Wood also 'woulu pre? vent either Brlgauler-vjcncrals Crozicr or Funston from ever attaining the otlice of chief ot staff. -Nu officer who has not spent ten years in tne llne w Ith troops bet?re Becoming a brigadier wontu be eligible. iu<?ny army ulttcors charge tuai tne tight between the line and the statt wnic.lt recently resulted In tne retireni.-nt from the army oi Major-General aiii? w._.rth. is responsible for mat jio visloii. Li-utena nt-G nera! Young and Mae Arthur, Major-Generals Randall, Lee ana Humphrey, all retired, with two members of the Jiuiise and two of ihe senate, woulu compose the commission to report to Congress, by January l, upon location and distribution ot a. my posts, and the proposed abandonment Of many r. commended by the \>ai Department. The report was not acted upon in either house to-day. a sharp conilUt over the amendments Is anticipated. Senators Curtis and Smool blocked immediate action In the Senate by in? stating on time to study the changes. Mnkc? Many Ineligible. Secretary of War Stlmson, In a statement on the proposed action by Congress, said the provision, sup? posedly aimed at General Wood, would have rendered ineligible for service as chief of staff every on except four of nineteen generals who have served as commander-ln-chlef of the Ameri? can army since General Washington. Among others, according to Secre? tary Stlmson. it would have disquali? fied Generals Lee, Jackson, Beaure gard. Forrest and Joe Wheeler, of the Confederacy. ?"Coming down to modern times." said tlie secrrtar>. "it permanently dis? qualifies practically the entire en? gineer corps?the high honor men of West point. It disqualifies, for ex? ample. Colonel Goethals and all of hie assistants on the Panama Canal; Genera] Crosier, the Chief of Ord? nance; General Funston, and many other officers." The conference report left intact the present cavalary strength of the army and struck out the proposed construc? tion oi the office establishment of the quartermaster-general, commissary general and paymaster-general Into a ?'quartermaster's corps." it also elimi? nated tbe House proposal that noth'ng in the bill should be construed to sep? arate any officer from tho army or diminish his rank. The conference agreed that enlisted men should not hereafter be allowed double time for foreign service In computing retirement credit, but al? lowed'additional 10 per cent, increase In pay of officers on foreign service and an additional 20 per cent. In pay of enlisted men on foreign service, not I Including the Panama Canal Zone. SECRETARY KNOX HONORED At nnnquet. He Reviews Hin Most Gratlfylnir Mltialon. New York. May 27.?The recent visit of Secretary of State Knox to ten of the Caribbean republics on a mis? sion of fraternal greetings from this country was pleasantly recognized by the Pan-American Society at its annual banquet here to-night. The eociety had the Secretary as guest of honor and among the guests were the. dlplomat'c representatives of no less' t..an sixteen Central and. South Ameri? can countries. Thoy listened atten? tively and accorded applause to tho Secretary's review of his "most grati? fying mission." his reiteration of th* friendly policy of the United States, and his suggestion for Improvement In the mutual relations between tho United States and her slater repub? lic*. Witness Proves Exasperating to Members of Probing Committee. IN DEALS WITH JURIST! Lawyer Involved in Negotiations That Brought Trouble to Archbald. Washington. May 27.?George A. Watson, a lawyer, who was an active participant In tool negotlatiana with th>- Delaware, Lackawanna an<J West? ern Railroad, which have Involved the judicial conduct of Judge Robert W. i Archhald, of the Court of Commerce! wa3 a witness before the House Judi? ciary' Committee to-day for three hour.-. The witness amused and exasperated the members ut the committee. His etory of activity In the Scranton coal | deals, his replies to questions and his retorts to comments by members of the committee kept the room In a buzz I of laughter or argument. Representa? tive Norris. of Nebrasku. pinned htm ! oown to a categorical answer and ask? ed him to swear to his reply. "I cannot swear positively to any? thing." said Mr. Watson. Wordy War Over Memory, Prior lo this Mr. Watson had a wordy war with Representative Webb over his memory. Early In the hear? ing the witness admitted that he had been lu bad health and could not re? member everything that had happened a year ago. Mr. Webb reminded hi III of his intlrmlty when he remembered minor details of transactions but waa hazy on more important ones. "I have got Just as good a memory as you have," said Mr- Watson. "When 11 am fired up I can remember a lot I of things. I'll remember you as long as I live." "All right," said Mr. Webb, "fire up and remember some of these things." Mr. Watson was employed by C. G. Boland and W. P. Boland to sell the Marlon Coal Company lo the l.acka wanna Railroad Company. Ills under? standing was lhat a part of ihe settle? ment was to include Roland's claim of excessive rates charged on their coal. 11c said he was to bo paid a fee of $5,000 for his services. He consulted with President Trues dale, of the Delaware, Laekawanna and Hudson; with E. E. Hudson, vice president of that road, and S. A. Phillips, superintendent of commercial properties of the road. They refused to settle the claim and close the deal at the price he stipulated. $liil,000. The witness said that before going into the matter he had received Judge Archbald's promise to Introduce him to Mr. Uoonils, the railroad's vice- j president. He hud also made a trip to Washington to see Judge Archbald about practice in the Court of Com- j merce. It developed that he had re-j celved $60 for expenses and had re? turned to Seranton with three briefs which ho received from Judge Arch? bald. The witness testified to sending telegrams to Judge Archbald and uf having received a reply. He spoke to Judge Archbald about the present pro? ceedings on a street of Bcranton, ho said. Ho was on his way to church and so was the Judge. The congres? sional Investigation was mentioned, hut not d'scussed. Mr. Watson testi? fied. Denies Stories About Judge. Mr. Watson, in response to questions by A. P. Worthlngton, nttorney for. Judge Archbald. mode categorical de? nials of some of the stories circulated about the Judge. One of the Boland brothers quoted Mr. Watson as saying Judge Archbald j "would leave your watch and take the chain." The witness denied that he had s.-ild anything of the kind. Ho also denied that either Judge Archbald or R. A. PhMltps was to participate in any profit he might make by settling the Boland claim with the railroad. X? Hope for Wilbur Wright. Dnyton, O., May 27-T.nte tii-nlght physicians reported that Wilbur Wrlnjht waa lyiug In nn iinronscloiiH rondltlou and rraa appnrently growing much worse. It waa stated thnt bis riaatn. im ejuoectajt at anv tint*. ONLY PRECAUTION Liiite<l States Doe? Not Intend to Intervene in Cuba. TAFT SO TELLS GOMEZ Meet Is W anted Nearby Merely ior Protection and Moral Support. Washington, May 27.?President Taft to-day replied to President Ootnez's telegram of yesterday re? garding the attitude of the United states toward Cuba, it; declared the American government's activities n mobilizing war Vessels at Key West, and dispatching the I'm tile With murines to Suantanstuo wus not in any sens; an intervention move. The following Is the text Ol ihe message: "1 inn sincerely gratified to learn of your government's energetic meas? ures to put down ine disturbance and to know that you are confident of be? ing successful. Aa was fully oxplaiu ul tu the Cuban charg-4 d'affaires here, this government's motive in sending snips to Key West, just as sending the Prairie to the eJuantanamo naval station, was merely to be able to act promptly in case It should un? fortunately become necessary to pro? tect American life and property by rendering moral support or assistance to ihe Cuban government. As was made quite clear at the time, these ordinary measures of precaution were entirely disassociated from any ques? tion of Intervention." (Signed; "WM. U. TAFT." The State Dc-partntniu lo-nighl em? phatically declared that the present Cuban situation In no sense made In? tervention necessary. Nu American troops, other than the marines that are on their way to the tsli d were expected to ordered out. It was stated. It was shown that the fund available for ih? transportation of troops has run low, with the approach of the end of the fiscal year, and any attempt to move troops from posts in this country to Cuba would be costly. Adhere* to Platt Amendment. In addition to this, the department and the administration are anxious to adhere closely to the terms of tho Piatt amendment, under which the United States Intervened in Cuba after tho collapse oi the Palma administra? tion In 1906. The law, as interpreted 'by the Judge advocate-genera] of the army, provides that tho United States may intervene only "for the preserva? tion of Cuban independence, the main? tenance of a government adequate to tho protection of life, property, and Individual liberty, and for discharging the obligations with respect to Cuba impose.] by the treaty of Paris upon tho United States, now to be under? taken by tho government of Cuba." Kven with these requirements ful? filled the Cnitd Stntcs would llrst en? deavor by diplomatic negotiations and pacific means to settle the affairs of Cuba. Within the next week the naval col? liers Mars; Caesar and Cyclops, and the supply ship Culgoa will load coal and supplies at Hampton Hoods and steam f?r Key West. Fla., where they will Join the second squadron, as the precautionary fleet has been named by the Navy Department, Orders were issud to-day tor the Mars to sail May 2S; the Culgoa the following day, the Caesar May 31, and the Cyclops on June 1. LABOR IS EXTOLLED Worklmrninii Subject of Perfervld Ctrntory In House. Washington. May 27--Ixibor was ex? tolled and the workingman crowned by more thRtt a scoro of perfervid orators during the House debate on the naval appropriation bill to-day. The sum total of the oratory was tho adoption of an amendment to the bill Providing that hereafter all coal pur? chased for. tho navy must be mined under the eight-hour work day law, A proposed amendment requiring the minors to be paid not less than the union sralo of wag^s was voted down. Representative. Focht, of Pennsylva? nia, Republican, resented in allus<on to lobor conditions In Pennsylvania made by Representative Ileflln, of Alabama. He nssalled the conditions In turpontine camps of Alnbama and Georgia, where, he snld, "were scones more barbarous and inhuman than could be witnessed in the mines of Si. herla." Representative Ileflln and Represen? tatives Bartlett and Howard, of Ocor Kltt. replied In heated speeches. Ad? journment cnd?d th? aonioaloxv. OUTLAW LEAGUE GIVES UP GHOST Chicago, New York and Reading Drop Out and Teams Disband. COULD NOT PLAY WITHOUT MONEY Richmond, Cincinnati and Pitts? burgh Remain, Richmond Being Real Backbone of New Or? ganization?Two Clubs Had Already Quit When Others Flopped. Exhibition Game To-Day The Hrbs mill MrKlumin's "Pip? pins" ?II! piny exhibition annie* here t?-?lRy, to-morro? ami Tliurn tlny lOeenrntlnn IJn.vl. Two unnir? "111 lie plnyeil Oecnrntltiu Dny, one in the morning nml one In the nf ternnnu. TliP proceed* from tbene gomes will Rn to Ihr pin)er?. By CIS M A I.BERT. The United States League of Profes sicnal Baseball Clubs ;s dead. The linal and irreparable collapse happened last night, when, according tc dispatches received here, the Chi? cago. New Turk and Reading clubs gave up the ghost, prefi liing to bury the losses already accumulated, rather than face tutUre losses of which they Knew not. The news will not h-. startling to readers of The Times-Otspatcn. i'ro monitions of the end were printed in these, columns as early us last Thurs? day morning. Vociferations from E. c. Landgraf, i>t Richmond, and Hugh Mc Kinnon, of the Ctnclnnat' club, tor a. time lulled the apprehension of both, players und public. Struggling gamely on, the Western members of tne league made the Irlp Lust. Ulowing reports from the office of the league's presi? dent probably lent courage to those who had been nnanolng Iho league. Actual box-ottice receipts showed the ttue state of affairs. railed to Find Wltman. Last night, Landgraf and McKln non useo every known method of com? munication tor the purpose of gelling in touch with those wiio might know, but without ayalL. Neither lbs tele? phone nor the telegraph could lind President Wltman. A meeting of tho ltague moguls was supposed to have been held at tho imperial Hotel in New Vork. but at that place all the infor? mation which could be obtained was to the effect that President Wltman had left. John J. Ryan, owner of the Cincinnati club, was also beyond reach of the wires. What has become or. either or both of these magnates is ic<t known at this time. Chicago w-as scheduled yesu;rday to play New York In New York. When the Windy City lossers arrived on the Held they found a manager missing. Nearly fifty people wu-ro gathered In the park at Bronx Oval to witness tlie contest. Feeling that this vast horde would hardly pay car fare downtown to the hotel, the. players decided to call the game off. Only Three Clubs Left. In Washington there la no ball club, owner Mockabce?owner of the hafl park?hud gathered together a mix? ture of professionals, seinlprofesslon als and local amateurs to play tho game Sunday, but he actually had no ball club, there was no opposition, therefore no game. Cleveland had already quit. Now, counting accurate? ly there are exactly three learns >n the league?Richmond, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Bom amid a veritable whirlwind of popular favor, the United States League spent Itself in its early hours by promising more than it could pro? vide. Here in Richmond, tho poople were niady and glad to recolvo tho new organization. In the larger cities of the circuit, conflicting dates With the major league clubs gave an opportunity for comparison which did not react with credit to the newer league. An added unfortunate fea? ture was tho iact that In every big league city of tho circuit the clubs were going strong. Naturally. this kept down the attendance at the op? position games. Hlehmonri Its Backbone. Richmond was the backbone of the league. In tho early days, or rather In the formative period, it was to Richmond that the magnates looked. I For the benefit uf the unthinking it should bo emphatically put down right now that Richmond male good. I Also be it added that E. C. Landgraf has made good. He has always been ready and willing to stay with Rich? mond. He is ready and willing now to continue, and he hasn't a great nu ny good words to say for his somo tinie colleagues who hav; so un? ceremoniously quit the camp. The big surprise la ?he defection of, Reading. Ever since the first whisper? ings that the league was about lo lia bcrn, Reading bus been placed In a class With Richmond. BUt the Penn? sylvania town has nol made good. Not even the Influence of i resident Wil man has caused the sturdy sons ofthat conservative town to visit the ball park in sufficient numbers to'mako it profitable. The Ilenl Wenk Sinters. New York and Washington have all along been regarded as tho weak sis? ters. It has been known for some time that these two cities wtre far behind the others In drawing capacity. The gunie that Richmond played In Wash? ington netted tho local club Just SS. Other visitors fared not so well. Un? der such conditions It was a foregone conclusion that the leaguo could ex? pect little support In these towns ln> the future. But' Landgraf never gave up hope. A: a matter of fact, ha had not given i;p all hope last night. He ettll believ? ed that there was a c'hance. for the resuscitation of tho corpse, though In the same breath he offered his ball plant for sale. Whatever may be said) ' tContUmad on Ninth Page.>