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Egg giMBB^uNijED^ _\VHOLE NUMBER 19,019. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1912. the father to-day-s?.w? PRICE TWO CENTS.
FLY CONTESTANTS END WORK TO-DAY Last Batch of Deceased to Be Delivered by 5 o'Clock. CLOSE CONTEST FOR MAIN PRIZE Issue Between Sarah Johnson and Boy Scouts in Doubt. Count Will Be Verified and Prizes Awarded ? Cam? paign Has Been Highly Successful. Fly Contest Leaders WHITE. Sarah Joboion.KiS.OftO Hoy Sruuta.4IM?,4.'.0 Methodist Mlaalon Hoya.in?,140 George O. Ilauka.14li,4<lu Floyd Uryant.Ml ,320 Adelaide Mil.-,.105.0UU Joe Painter. 1)11,MHO Joe Oneaty. nr.,nun Frank Mlon| . tii..',in Sherwood ( uuroow. 47,.MJ0 Carlyle Moore. :i7.:504 William Ltrwta. :ii,4>o Crawford Maaaey. tlli.l.Sii Clare Uurch. 31,403 COLOHKD. Inez Martin.170,111(1 Violet fnimp.138,14:! Cecil Whltley.HO,r,0| Kllen Moore.100.083 Jnrk Went.kii,m;h Kdwfinl .Inhniion. 74,.">r,0 Madulln,. Murrey. r.H.ir.H firmtntlnr Clark. 3T.0IS0 Anna Wttllnin*. 30,730 Paul DnvlR. :t.t,.mo Olli,. JrnklOH . 31.340 ftoldla Norrell. :w,4.->0 Joe Overtoil. UO.SIK) Total killed to dale .n.?-'0,040 KU>d yesterday. i.-tn.iMtn white . irtn.non Colored . II,BOO "Will Sarah Johnson win?'" This short question, so often on the Hps of tho Richmond public during the last two weeks, will be finally answered this afternoon when tho last returns are counted In The Times-Dispatch's great fly swatting contest. At t..e prevent outlook the little Church Hill mil has the bricrhu-et chance for vic? tory over tho Buy Scouts, but the claa? of work being Jone, by the young- sol? dier* may easily turn an adverse ma Jorlty uf 48,000 into a handsome plu rallty In two days. The table printed at the head of this column represents the standing of the lea lers Saturday at noon. No returns were permitted yesterday, so that there lb no way of figuring the kills male by the swatters Saturday afternoon and j yesterday. They're oil' this moriiing on the last day of the race. Tho stroku \ o: 6 o'clock this afternoon will deter? mine the winners, but until tr.at tune | no man can confidently pick the vic? tors. The City Health Department, which will be open practically all day (for the receipt of Hies, will close promptly at 0 o'clock, when the record sheets will be brought to the Justness office of The Times-Dispatch fur final count. Will Verify Returns. In order that there may be no inac? curacies In the summaries, the daily returns of every contestant, large or t-mall, will be totaled on an adding machine, and if there have oecn any mistakes In the addition of the kills us recorded above, they will be Immedi- \ utely rectified. The Timcs-Dlspaich will print to-niorrow morning tile final, carefully audited list of prize winners, with their scores in the contest. 1? there are any complaints to be made they should be filed early to-morro.v morning with tho contest committee, which is headed by Neil D. Sills. Viewed from every standpoint, the fly swatting venture conducted by The Times-Dispatch has been a success. Mathematical calculations have demon? strated that the 4,000,00'J files slaugh? tered in this crusade would have re? produced one quintlllion of their breed within the short space of forty-eight days had they not been destroyed. This ol itself fully Justifies the venture. From the viewpoint of the City Health Department, the educational work made possible in connection with the contest I lias been a most gratifying Btcp in tho popularization of sanitary rules May Be Close FIuInu. Little Sarah and the Boy Scouts, by their brilliant nick und neck struggle, have given the city a thrill which will not soon be forgotten. i^U>p!,one In? quiries: In regard to Sarah's ytaiidlnt, in the contest are received dally in this Office A perfect deluge of queries- is expected to-night, when the. final count Is made and the victor determined. The little girl's lead looks good for tho money, but the soldiers can kill an un? believable bag of tiles in two days. So watch for the finish. It will be mauo in a cloud of dust. Almost without doubt, the first prize Of $20 and the second of $10 will be shared by Sarah and the Boy eeout*. After them three boys are struggling lor the third prize of $10 and the fo?Vtn reward of $5. This fight is a very pretty affair and will be won by * u JSe. Below these five champions are nrnsc? fifteen little swatters, all scrapping to get In the list of ten who get *1 prizes. Some who are quoted in this morning's list will probably be shoved.out of the money at the last minute. While Inez Harris seems to have the colored first . prize, of $20. the fight for second iund third prizes Is warm. Ten prizes of *1 each will also be awarded In this di? vision, making twenty-seven orlzes to bo given In all. Twenty Killed In Colllalon. Dlnkoeplng. Sweden, June 16.? Twenty persons were killed and four? teen Injured In a collision last night between a mall train proceeding to Stockholm and a freight train at alr-.Lmsla.-'t Station. CENTRAL OHIO SWEPT BT STORM Two Killed When Steeple Crashes Through Roof of Church. HUNDREDS ARE MADE HOMELESS Monetary Damage Is Estimated I at More Than a Million Dol? lars?There Is Loss of Life at Zanesville, and Plain City Is Almost Destroyed. Columbus, O.i June 16.?A rain and wind Horm almost amounting to a tornado swept Central Ohio to-day. ' causing two deaths, rendering hun-j dr.-ds homeless, and doing monetary ! damage estimated at more than II,- j 000.000. The storm reached its createst force i at Zanesville, where two were killed when the steeple of St. Thomas Cath? olic Church clashed through the r^of as the morning services were being held. At Delaware the roof of St. Mary's Catholic School was lifted and : borne across the meet, wrecking two I cottages. In this city a number of houses ; were unroofed. Telegraph and telephone division headquarters here report that hun? dreds of poles were snapped off, and that many miles of w're was torn down. Plain City, seventeen miles west of j here, was almost demolished, and aev eral persons were reported to have I been injured. Cutn Path Through Tot? a. Zanesville, (A, .June 18.?Two were killed and a score more injured early ! to-day. when a cyclone struck here, toppling the steeple of the St Thomas CathOl'c Church through the roof while services were being held. Thomas Sklnlon's he?*d was crushed by falling stone, and he was instantly ] killed. t John V. Dinan. crushed, died two hours late.- In a hospital. Father Roach administered the last sacraments to Sklnion after the priest had directed the pan'c-strlcken wor- I shippers to leave by a rear door, their ; lives being imperiled by tailing waijs j in front. Tho storm <".ut a path about a block wide through town. It lo6t Its force ; apparently after travel'ng twenty miles east of here and toppling over j numerous barns. No lives were lost j outside of the city, it is believed. Moro than 500 houses were badly . damaged and fifty families were ren? dered homeless. Many I.lvra Lost. Kansas City. Mo.. June 16?From, meagre reports that have been re-' ceived. it is believed that the storm that struck Kansas City late yester- , day, causing the death of two persons and doing damage amounting to many thousands of dollars, swept to the South through Bates county, where j it left a trail of death and destruc? tion. The path ct the storm here was half a mile wide and . Ove miles long. Between Merwln and Adrian twenty eight persons were killed. At Orelgh ton. in Cass county, two are known to be dead, while at Leeton, in John? son county, two are dead, apd unveri? fied >?'jrts sa>* others nave been killed. After striking Merwln, the storm took a northwestward course, passing Se.dalla. where the v.: d did much damage. : l'n t)he country between Merwln | and Adrian the storm earne up sud-| denly and swept clean Its path through the northern section of tne | country. When Henry Cameron and three or' his children were killed and the wind ; picked up another child and carried j It away. The baby was found to-day , a mile from home uninjured. The bodies of Gibson and ? red Groves , were found more than a r> le from their home, where they were when1 the storm struck. In anothir place j the storm in passing over * farm; killed fifty head of live stock, but did no other damage. Bel'ef trains have been sent from Windsor. Warrcnsburg ana Stdadla. Water Does (.rent Damage. St. IjOuIs, Mo.. June 16.?A rainstorm amounting almost to a cloudburst broke over this city at 6 o'clock this morn'ng and continued unabated until 5 o'clock. ROOSEVELT SURE 10 BE'A NOMINEE' His Delegates Will Take Matters in Their Own Hands. TROUBLE BREWS FOR CONVENTION Leaders Frankly State Their In-< tention to Nominate Him, and Claim Regularity if Attempt Is Made to Adopt Tempo? rary Roll Made by Na? tional Committee. ChicoKo, June 10.?The Roosevelt plan? for the debt to be made in the Itrpublleon Vntloual Convention Tuen day were flnnl'y adopted nt a eonfer enre of the Hoosrvelt leadern to-night, under the direction of the C olonel him? self. The ltoosriclt supporter* hnve de? termined tbnt the convention shall not lie organized with the contested dcle K?tcR aeated hy the national commit? tee, and to this euil tbry have deter? mined to deiunnd n roll call nu the llr?t pruposltlon tkut comes up. This undoubtedly "Hi come on (be fight of Governor Johnson, of < n I I f or n In . to cost the twenty-six votes of tbnt Stute on tbr question of the temporary chnlnnnnablp. This right will be- questioned hy the two Taft delegates from the Fourth District. Th'-n will come the move which the Roosevelt leaders have planned. They will move at once that the temporary ro)l as made up by the national committee be rejected ar.d that a substitute roll, prepared by the Roosevelt leaders, be adopted. This roll will include the seventy to eighty delegates which Colonel Roosevelt claims were stolen from him. and which would be sufficient to give the Roosevelt forces control of the con? vention, t'nder this plan of procedure ?submitting the contests to the con? vention en bloc?none of the delegates affected by the contests could vot?. Under customary rules, passing upon the contests State by State, one con? tested State might pass upon the ' rights of another. The Roosevelt plan Is a revolution-; ary one. It will be bitterly opposed by the Taft leaders, but It will servo thr. purpose of bring.ng the fight qutewly to the front, and this is what the Roosevelt leaders desire. Victor Rosewater. chairman of the i national committee, will call the con? vention to order. It is not believed that he will entertain the motion to: consider a second lint of delegates, but will Insist upon waiting ror the report of the committee on credentials which ordinarily would r.ot come up foi consideration until Wednesday. If he does this the Roosevelt leaders will move at once "to procsed to the nom? ination of Theodoro Roosevelt. Hold Their Own Convention. In other words, the Roosevelt dele? gates in such a ca,so would attempt, to hold a convention of their own) within the convention hall. Colon?': Roosevelt to-night conferred for niore( than an hour 'with Cha'rman Rose water, who sought the interview through K. Mont Reily. of Kansas City, a mutual friend. Mr. Rosewater explained to the Coloivil that In mak-j lng rulings in the national committee on contest cases he had followed the; parliamentary practice that had al? ways governed tho deliberations of \ that body. Colonel Roosevelt directed severe criticism against individual .r.tmbers of the committee, but Mr. Rosewater is said to have escaped these strictures. Finally the Colonel demanded to know what Mr. Ros:ewater's attitude would j be when the Roosevelt forces p-oposed to substitute a new temporary roll for that prepared by the committee. "The rules of the committee will ap? ply." answered Mr. Rosewater. When asked if he would not consent to submit the. question to tf-.e conven? tion. Mr. P.osew3ter is said to have asked for time in which to# consider tho question. It is said that he wilt confer with his associates early to? morrow. After midnight the Roosevelt forces agreed to enter Senator Borah as their candidate against Senator Root for the temporary chairmanship. Governor Hartley, of Missouri, was selected as (Continued on Third Page.) SPECIAL CONVENTION FEATURES. SAMUEL Gl DIATIIK. The Times-Dispatch has secured as special writers for both the Republican and Democratic National Con? ventions, Samuel G. Blythe and Finley Peter Dunne, in addition to the full leased wire service of the Associa? ted Press, the New York Dun and its own regular Staff Correspondents. Mr. Blythe stands in the very Ifront rank of news? paper writers, while, the whole country has laughed with Mr. Dunne over his quaint Dooley articles. FINLEY PETER DUM,:, SPEAKER BYRD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM POLITICS V O_? . _ ' Leading Virginian Pre? fers to Practice His Profession. NOT COMING BACK TO LEGISLATURE Has Presided Over House Three Terms?Finds Political Life Costly?Author of Many Im? portant Measures and Power in State Politics. With the adjournment of the Na? tional Democratic Convention In Bal? timore, where he will bo lender of the Woodrow Wilson forces from Vir? ginia, Richard Evelyn Byrd, a fore? most figure In the public life of Vir? ginia, will retire from the political arena In this State He announees that he will under no circumstances be a c.iodid'ate for re-, lection to the Hou?e of Delegates, and win, as a result, lay down tho pavel of the Speaker of the House, which he has wielded for the past thre,-. sessions of that body. Like many another man. Mr. Byrd has found that politics 'ioe.s not pay. Further, he hay learnc; that the time and attention given by him to the political game has been disastrous to I.is professional work riterferlng to a large degree with his practice of law. Wherefore, finding that he can? not successfully do both, he has de? termined to give up polities and prac tlee law. A? Author of Inn?. The announcement of the retirement of but few other men in the public eye in Vlrplnla would attract so much interest. Speaker Byrd has not been satisfied with the honor of presldinK I over the deliberation? of the House. I but has< always taken leading p-irt In the Inception and ndoptton of new i legislation. Many measures h-jrlne: | the stamp of his authorship are now cn the; statute book* of the State, and many others are the result of cam? paigns conducted by him and of the help he has extended .11 conference, in committee, or In d"bat; o;t the floor . Mr. Byrd's position as Speaker hau given him a commanding position in the matter of making new laws. Be? sides, he Is always ? close obeerver of current event?.' and ?*es the needs of the times. So It happens that he is at each session the patron of measures : designed to fill what he thinks a pub- ? lie want. His hc-lp as a debater Is always eag- j erly sought, and is counted upon as 1 the equivalent of a good many votes j In the House of Delegates. His posi- 1 tlon in tne councils of the party has | put him In tourta with the political i situation as it Is. and altogether he J his been regarded as a power in Vir? ginia politics. Costa Htm Too Much. But ho has had enough. Of course, in the years to come, when he has made enough money by hard work to afford to play politics the attractions of the game may lure him again. But he has made up his mind to retire at once, and says that his determination in this respect will not be shaken. He loves politics, but prefers to make a living. Always he has had opposition for the Democratic nomination for the House from his district, composed of 1 rederlck county and the city of Winchester. These fights have demand? ed some attention on his part, taking him from the practice of law. Then, as Speaker, the demands upon his time are practically eonstant between tho November election and the convening of the Legislature In the succeeding January. The legislative session means sixty days of sol'd work, with no chance to do nnyth'ng else. Four or f've months out of two years mean too big a slice out of a man's professional life, in his Judg? ment. At least, they mean too much for him. Fume to Front at Once. Richard Evelyn Byrd has served four terms in the House of Delegates of Virginia. He hud for years been a successful practicing attorney of Winchester, but had not been largely Identified with politics. When he was first elected to the House, In 1U0<5, he came to the front Immediately. The usual custom of priority in service was disregarded, and Mr. Byrd was (Continued on Second Pa^o. > RICHARD EVELYN BAUD. SOME ONE WILL WIN, BUT WHAT 'SOME ONE' CANT BE FORETOLD Enough Misinformation Given Out in Chicago to I Dam Niagara, and the Net Result Is Nothing But Claims?Reports and Counter Reports Make Up Day's Seething and Boiling in Re? publican Camp. BY SAMUEL G. BLYTHE. (Copyright. 1912.) Chicago. 111., June 16.?Inasmuch as there is a very large sup? ply of extremely competent seethers and boilers in the city, Sun? day was largely devoted to seething and boiling. Sedulous seethers were constantly stepping on one's feet in the hotel lobbies.and seething into one's face; and buoyant boilers boiled up. boiled out and boiled over here, there and everywhere. It was the same upstairs in the rooms that shelter the professional seethers. They were not seething in view of the spectators, but they were doing a lot more of it, for, as is well known, they have a lot more of it to d o .The net result of the day's ebullition was plenty of bubbles and steam, but nothing more tangible. When the sergeants and corporals who are running this show, or are being run by it, which is closer to the fact, closed down for the night they were in exctly the same case as they were in the morn? ing when they had their eggs. Xot one of tbem knew what is go? ing to happen, and not one of them did not claim to know exactly what is in prospect. Number one of the political aphorisms is: Claim everything. The men who are in charge of the various af? fairs of the various candidates are ably aphoristical. They claim even-thing. Then, following out political pre? cepts, they concede nothing. Thus, the eager seeker after informa? tion learns that Taft is sure to win, that Roosevelt is sure to win, that Cummins and La Follette are sure to win. and that there is nothing to it but Hughes or Borah, or some one else. And, cast? ing a general average, the result obtained is that, while somebody is certain to win, nobody in Chicago knows who that somebody will be. Enough Misinformation to Dam Niagara. It was hot in the morning, but in the afternoon the breeze came skylarking in from the lake, and the wilted predictors and j solvers and compromisers and the compromised and prophets and seers and fanatics an dtantastics chirked up amazingly, and the mass of misinformation that was handed about in places where these persons gathered would dam Niagara. This was the way of it: A report came that a Taft Georgia delegate had switched to Roosevelt. A man heard this report. Presently he told it to another man. That man came along and told another man that half a dozen Georgia delegates, he has heard on the highest possible authority, have switched to Roosevelt. The third man made the number a dozen, and the fourth man galloped down Peacock Alley in the Annex shouting, "The stampede has begun! The stampede has begun!'" Still, there were one or two definite things. Tim Woodruff", of Brooklyn, after fluttering about for week:-, finally lighted in the Roosevelt cote, and claimed lie brought four other Brooklyn birds of passage with him. Mr. Woodruff said he could not stand the high-handed methods of the national committee, being a sensitive young person, and having his nerves wracked by the-presence of "Bill" Barnes, also of Xew York, as a Tafe leader. There was some other shifting back and forth, but the net result of the day was that, while one side may have gained some and one side lost some, neither side knows exactly what it is. and neither will know until the first test vote comes. The star of the day's performance was Colonel Roosevelt, lie sat most of the time in his room in the Annex and saw the boys as they were brought to him. N'or has the Colonel lost any of the magnetism by which lie used to make his callers at the White Mouse think they were at that moment the exact persons of the all-world's population he most ioved and most desired to see. "Of course." lie said, "I am glad to see you"?with heavy emphasis on the "you"'?and "I know you," witli hard bearing on the "you"?and so on; an dhe kept a lot of them ribbed up for the fight. The Taft fellows mourned at the spectacle, they said, to see an ex-President of the United Stats actually canvassing for votes, a sure sign that the republic is headed toward the reefs. The Roosevelt fellows, having been torn with certain internal jealousies, and having suffered from leadership that had more leaders than there were .followers, said it was great, and chcerfullv turned the ? ? ?'-V (Continued on. Third Page.) AND STAMPEDE CAUSES PUNIC Iii TAFTS CAMP ButM 'Kinley and Barnes Investigate and De? clare It Is False Alarm. COLONEL'S ARMY JUBILANT OVER EVENTS OF DAY Roosevelt Headquarters Make Public Letters Announcing Desertions From Taft in Mis? sissippi, 'Georgia and New York, but McKinley Is Quick to Discredit Them?Third Termer Goes to Church, Then Spends Happy Time in Tur? moil of Political Fighting. Great Demonstration Is Plan? ned for To-Day. Chicago, June 10.?Another day of conferences, caucuses and counting ot delegates brought no solution to tlto presidential tangle confronting tho Republican National Convention to? night. During the day the ?V?y rang with rumors that a break had come, and that a stampede of Southern del? egates to Colonel Koosevelt had be? gun. Tho Roosevelt headquarters made public letters bearing mo names or rive delegates from Georgia an? Ava from Mississippi, heretofore counted solidly in the Taft column, dedar'ng themselves for Colonel Koosevelt as the only hope of the party. Earlier In the day Timothy Woodruff, of New York, had announced that he had giv? en Colonel Roosevelt assurance of Ilia support. The statements for a tlmo threw the Taft headquarters Into something or a panic Member of the Georgia and Mississippi delegations wore hastily summoned, and there was a return of composure when it was learned that four of the five Georgia delegates who had supposedly signed the letter to Colonel Roosevelt had not yet reached the city. Later the commit | tee received word from these dele? gates denying that they had deserted Taft. Holt Was Expected N. B. Mostly, commltteeman from Mississippi and chairman of the dele? gation, declared to-night tnat two delegates from that State had been expected to disregard their instruct tions and vote for Colonel Roosevelt. He did not believe any more would change. After these conferences, the Taft managers lssned a statement denying the Roosevlt claim of accessions, and aseerfling that only Charles Banks, one ot the negro delegates from Mis? sissippi, and .Timothy Woodruff, or Brooklyn, had deserted to the Col? onel. Senator Dixon. tho Roosevelt cam? paign manager, was Jubilant over tho day's events. "We've got them coming," ho ex? claimed. "We have lots more of them to tell you about, but we don't want too much excitement in ono day. To? morrow we will give you more news of Taft delegates eomiug over to our side." "The situation to-night Is absolute? ly unchanged," said Mr. McKinley, di? rector of the Taft headquarters. Mr. Roosevelt has been sending for dele? gates who aro opposed to his nomi? nation. Bnd lie has endeavored to persuade, them to come over to hlai standard. This work has Deon a fail? ure, although claims have been made all day to the contrary." Colonel Koosevelt spent a happy day In the midst of the turmoil of the ap? proaching convention. He Wtnt to church during the morning, took a mo? tor rldd during the afternoon, and up j to a late hour to-night was holding ;i I "council of war'' with his "general ! staff" of advisers. Ho received the re? ports of defections from the President t with smiles. Demonstration Planned. The Roosevelt supporters to-nlffht ar? ranged for a great popular demonstra? tion in honor of their candiJalo to? morrow, when he will hold a reception In the lobby of lh<- Congress iiolel. The reception is planned primarily for delegates, but thousands of others probably will l>a?s through the lines. The day had been exceedingly quiet and devoid of news until afternoon, when the Georgia letter suddenly wa* sprung from the Koosevelt headquar? ters. As given out. the letter bore tho signatures of Clark Grier. J. H Boo.ie, J. C. Styles. J. Bugene Peterson aud S. S. Mlncey. Mr. Grier alone of tl.oso Is In the. city, ami acknowledged au? thorship of the letter, claiming it rep? resented the sentiment of many Oeor-j gia delegates an.l Republican soiitlaaunt in Georgia. "When we were elci tad tnero was but one candidate In the field," sc Id the letter, "and there soemed t.. bo nothing to do but to accept Mr. Taft und Inev? itable defeat In November. At that time It seemed to make little ?tlKerettca whether there were Instructions or no instructions, delegatos or no delegates, for it seemed then a foregone conclu? sion that Mr. Taft was to be the Repub? lican nominee, and a Democrat tho next President. "With the announcement of your cr.n didacy the party was given a new leas* of ,ife: country-wide sprung up the sen? timent that the future contained samt? promise of business stability and ag? gressive .and righteous leadership, tn* man whose name was_synonymous) <Ck>ntl7?ued on Second Page.)