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TIIW TIMES KOIINDKD ISM.
Til 13 DISPATCH KOUKDKO 1*50.
WHOLE NUMBER, 19,659.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1014.
WKATIlKIt TO-DAY?KA1K
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BATTLE ON TOLLS -
QUESTION BEGINS
IN SENATE TO-DAY |
Supporters of Repeal to
Oppose Passage of >
Jones Resolution.
CALLS ON WILSON
FOR INFORMATION
i
Seeks to Learn What Foreign1
Powers Have Protested Against |
Exemption for American
Ships?Issue as to Com
mittee for Rcfcrence
May Force Vote.
WashInnton, March 1 9.?Preliminary !
skirmishing 0:1 the Panama tolls con- j
trovemy will occupy the Senate to- j
morrow as the result of an ep'ort marie j
to-day by Senator Jones, nf Warhlng
lon, to have passed his re.-r-dution call
ing upon President Wilson f >r littor- j
matton as to what foreign govern
ments havo protested against toll ? x
einptlon for American coast wis" ?i s j ??.
and for correspond^ no- between the
United States aii<l for- ign powcra ro
tating thereto.
That s'Jpporters of President Wilson
plea for repeal of th" exemption pro
vision of the canal act will opposo pass
age of the resolution was m<iii-atcd to
?lay. Sf nator Holtn Smith, of 'P'orr-rla,
moved that the Jones resolution be
referred to the Foreign Relation; ?'? :n
jnlttee, declaring that th* S*-nat* sh< '1
not hastily consider a resolution call
ing for Information relating to foroig.1
affairs.
Senator Bristow, o*' Kansn**. v.ho is
opposed to repeal of toll exemption,
uracil that th-; resolution I" f'"t ? d
to Iht; Committee on I :itr,ro<*e,,.:iic Ca
rials, of which He:.;.tor O'Coriniin, of
New York, is i hair::, an. '"?!? ne.Ua ?
the repeal, of whom senator ? iortr.an
Is the leader, believe t sat the Canala
Committie would give a fnvorahle te
port on the Jones r< t-olu'lon. ;i;? ? 1 that
the Committee ??.! ?.?ign Relations
would pigeonhole, it.
Miit Knrei* v.
l*pon tills l.'.stie the S"i. ? '? rr.a;" I '?
forced t ' vote to-morrov.v Tha' s ;- h a
vol* could not sir: : iy *.? c>nsid* . *?1
test on t'.. IK.il i. v.ie, hn*.e\< r,
maintained hy somu of t? i? .? Sfiiat >rs
11 c e a i | s i; some might -rote ;?! ( Ivor >; :t
t ??quest for more Information who
would not vote against repe tl on the
tli.al roll call.
Senator O'lJorrnan will return to
Washingtifu to-morrow from New
York, and conferem es with democratic
leaders have been scheduled for the
purpose of Inducing the chairman of
the Canals Committee to t: i.*- up the
icpeal bill introduced liy Senator <#w-n.
Several members of the committee faid
to-night Senator o'( iornmr had in
tended to delay consideration of the
matter, and that he would call a meet
ing of the committee in advance ?jt"
action of the repeal of the lions.'
The broad charge that President
Wilson determined to ask Conurc-s
repeal the Panama tolls exemption as
a consequence of hi.-> rc e.nt cot i'ei ei ? <?
with Sir Lionel Cardon, British min
ister to Mexico, and that th*' Presi
dent's action was the culmination of
negotiations with Creat Britain for
1 he preservation of the Monroe Doc
trine, threatened h .? the Mexican situa
tion, was made In the Senate to-day by
Senator Jones, Republican, of Wash
ington. He was speaking on his pond
ing resolution calling on the Presi
dent for full information on the tolls
controversy.
Price of Noninterference.
Senator Jones intimated that a re
peal of the tolls exemption was the
price of noninterference in Mexico by
other foreign powers. He further de
clared that "it i.s reported as one of
the conditions that < '? reat I'.i itain will
seek reparation on its losses through
Confederate bonds issued during the
Civil War by a plan sanctioned by this
government under which, if applied,
the burden of reparation will fall upon
the Southern States." l*'or these re
ports, Senator Jones maintained, de
velopments have shown there was a
basis.
Senator Jones quoted from President
Wilson's pre-election speeches, in an
attempt to show that the chief execu
tive then favored tolls exemption.
Uo argued that a repeal would be
"a great economic blunder," that It
would "benefit the Canadian Pacific
Railroad, Canadian interests, and the
transcontinental railroad linos and no
others, and injure more or less every
othet interest in this country."
Ho contended that the exemption
contravened no treaty obligations,
cither In letter or in spirit, and, there
fore, no question of national was in
volved.
Senator Jones asked what excuse
could be offered for fortifying the
canal If objection varo made, and on
what ground could the government
prevent warships of an enemy passing
through the canal.
The speaker asked immediate con
sideration and passage of the resolu
tion, but was blocked by Senator Smith,
of Georgia, who moved that it be re
ferred to the Foreign Relations Com
mittee.
Asking why it should not Vie re
ferred to the Conrnlttce on Intcroceanlc
Canals, Senator Iirlstow announced a
desire to debate the motion, and action
on the resolution was deferred until
to-morrow.
HEN TO CHOOSE ITS OWNER
L'ulqur Dccl.sloii (o Settle Dispute ||p.
tuwn Two Chicken Kiiiicicrx.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
Philadelphia, March is.?Squire Ruck
land/' of Radnor township, gave a
unique decision to settle a dispute be
tween two chicken fanciers to-day.
Frank Ross, of Wayne, lost a chicken.
A few days later he saw a chicken
in the yard of A. Smith, a neighbor.
Ross said the chicken was the olio ho
lost, but Smith refused to surrender
it. Both are rcspectahlo citizens, and
both seemed sure they were right.
After listening to their arguments, the
squire said:
"Take tho chiclten bark to tho vi
cinity of your homo. Men. no care
fully, until you find Iho point cqui-dis
tant from tho Ross and Smith prop
erties. Then turn too chicken loose
and lot it choose. The man whose yard
It enters gets tho hen. That's my
dope."
UNITE TO FIGHT EVIL
Iliidiop llrrry I'rRM (VOprrnlinn ot
I'liurt'lit'H of All IJrnomlnntlon*.
I Special to Tlio Times-Dispatch.1
Pottstown, Pa., March 18.?Co-opera
tion of churches, irrespective) of de
nominations, in wsiglng-battle with or
ganized evil, such as the liquor traf
lic. was strongly urged by Mishop Jos
eph K. Merry at the opening here to
day of the 127th annual session of tho
Philadelphia conference of the Meth
odist (episcopal (Church, over which he
presided, lie declared that all Chris
tians were face to face with the "great
est light against organized evil they
have Known in many years."
Ml.shop Merry said lie had every rea
son to feel encouraged, for tho "entire
country was in (he midst of tlio great
est revival of the faith it has known
since ls'j'i." He expressed tho opinion
that the Presbyterian pastor, tho Uap
tlst clergymen, the l,utheran preachers,
the clei'Ky of all denominations should
stand "shoulder to shoulder against the
works of the devil as they appear in
the liquor and other nefarious and evil
influences, which have so often sapped
our young manhood and our young
womanhood and cast their blight upon
our homes."
lt? v. 1/. K. 15 vans made the address
; of welcome to the members of the con
ference.
NO ATTACK ON BILLY SUNDAY
Itev. A. 12, I'lprr ItrnirM Stories In Re
ports from \i-u York. *
[Special to Tlie Times-l dspatch.l
| Scran ton. Pa., March IS.- Declaring
I '.hat lie never said anything wrong
j imaim-t the llev. Hilly Sunday, the
j evangelist, who is conducting an eigiit
[ u v.-:- revival here, the U< \ A. 1C.
I Piper, pa-tor of a Pittsburgh Metho
! < 1 i>t I'l.nroh. to-day sent a telegram
| to Sondav, in which lie said the press
reports front New York wen- "ail rot,"
! ami I * e would '-end a letter explaining
everything iat -r.
| M: Pipe-,- was formerly pastor of
tiie First Methodist ''liurcli of Wllkes
barrc, si ml at a meeting of the Metho
i dlst minlstrs in New York on Monday,
is stlleged have sitt."- ked the evange
list tiercel;., declaring that it co.?t
Pittsburgh "J1) while lie was there,
and that th people we>e converted at
Jo'i p'-r head.
"Mill;. addressed the delegates of
I til-* an iw.nl cor.vei.tiou of the Profes
i sional i'hutfiiirapliors' Society, of Penn
sylvania, here to-day and 111 very blt
'? r t< rm:? denounced tin- New York
ministi r.-- as a "pack of Jlour-llushers,
hook-worms-'. w.;ak-kne< d beings." He
caid the n.mv York preachers lived like
<?11 Nick." and wanted him to preach
like the Mevii.
UNEMPLOYED JEER SHERIFF
Ftrriilr I oup Wliieli Fiplnln* Itrndi
ni'^v ?il I'lirrc to l)ih|ire<r,
Sac:.,iae March l\.--??m hundred
ami ii. n -the remnant of "tlcn
? r.* I" K?.-lh ririny of the unemployed
- to-': \ iaugheii at Sheriff Aliern, of
l-.i i ainciito ?'or nt .
When tiie shei'ht received word t*jiat
the scattered in--miters v.< re reassem
i'li.'i- *' ?i .i ii fo ir miles north of
:tlu.- cit>. be hurriedly collected a force
!?' d. jmties and went to the scene. At
ranch ho found a hand of men rn
i'l 'Terlina
tents and shacks
::t 'lie order w.'is (tIven to his posse to
? tiie:.i out. The deputies were
halted at the boundurv <>f the camp by
a i' *. i with a legal paper.
Tii- document proved to lie a contract
for the purchase oi' one acre of land,
?or which 570 had been given as a first
i .iymeiii. There was nothing for Sher
iff Aa"r(i to do hut retire. whU? tho
tir.i c.ipioyed hooted and .leered.
?*.ty ami county o?'h iais of Sacra
jie-i.i" v.i'ie in a quandary to-nlfiht. it
v. a Iiei;- ved her-- that the coup exe
i at 5 to-i!a> explained the readiness of
ti;- on-to-Washington force to disperse
wh' n ordered by tiie sheriff of Yolo
C?.unty t < v.icsite its c.amp on the bank
of the .Sacrainc-nto P.iver.
POLICE ACTIVITY RENEWED
It ii n no in of !?l,ll(Ml Meiuniitlrd .for itr
iiirn of .>ll.s<dni? Hoy.
[ Si'i? sal to The Times-Dispatch.]
'?'lilitd'lphia. March IS.?Police ac
tiv tv in i he ?en^.. .,{ Warren McCar
...... V 4 I .il'.l.il! -
. rich was renewed to-day as the result
of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs.
.1 a mi s McCarrick, his parents, telling
them he is. safe and well, but demand
ing ?'? 1 .??<??? lansom for his return.
TI. letter was received at FMc
Carrick home yesterday. and was im
mediately turned over to the police.
The police said to-dny the letter con
tained a statement that the hoy was
well and "in a safe place." The writer
:-aid another letter soon would be sent
outlining how tho money was to be
paid.
< 'pinions differ ai to the letter. Some
of l in* detectives think it the work of
' soni'! one who is trying to perpetrate
u hoax. Others believe it genuine.
A scar.'a whs made this afternoon
for a young man, who is said to seek
the company of young boys, and who
was seen near the McCarrick home tho
day ho disappeared.
GREAT THRONG AT FUNERAL
Ktimlrcri.s I'ny Final Tribute to Memory
of SfocKynrd* Priest.
Chicauo. March is. -A great throng
to-day followed the funeral cortege ol
th- Kev. Maurice J. Dorin-J', pries: < f
the stockyards. Millionaires, political
j leaders, .indues, clergymen of other
i taitiis and hundreds of his poor gat ii -
' ercd siround the bier.
j Mayor Harrison. J. Ogden Armour.
Hi'jar Sullivan. William l-orimer Kd
wsird .Morris, William A. Pinkerton sind
i itarratt ?>'ilara, were amon^ those who
attended the funeral.
i The stockyards suspended nusincss
: f ??? few minutes during the funeral,
i am! the City Council also reccssel in
I its honor.
Solemn requiem hiKli mass was c-^le
braleil by Archbishop Quigley. The
funeral sermon was preached ity
i F.ishop Mil Id oil n. Catholic orders, sev
: eral hundred police and a detachment
of the lire department marched in the
? procession. I!usiliess in Father Dor
ney's parish wa.?i suspended l'rom lo
| A. M. to J P. M.
FIRE ON NEW NAVAL COLLIER
llln/.e llrciiks Out JiimI an (lie Jupiter
<'(tiiiplctes Trial Trip.
Ysillejo. t.'.al., March IS.?Tho
i?.?'i" ho new
navy collier Jupiter, tho largest vessej
ever built on the Pacilic Const, and the.
?only electrically propelled vessel of her
size in tiie world, caught lire, to-day
I In hatch X IS, supposedly from spon
taneous combustion.
j The Jupiter had just completed her
?trial trip, and had on hoard a full
I cargo of coal, which she was about to
j talie around the Horn to her newly as
1 signed station on the Atlantic Coast.
iKllccr.s at Mare Island Navy-Yard
believed they could conliue the lire to
t lie conipn rt meiit in which It originated.
The Jupiter has twelve hatchways and
twenty-four compartments. I.nte to
night the tire was still smoldering.
UNABLE TO CONTROL CAR
| \\ llneNMCM Testify In l>cfretIvcnosn of
Slcei 'ng tirnr on Duke's Machine.
: Seattle. Wash.. March IS.?In tho trial
of Laurence Duke, nephew of James 11.
Duke, the tobacco manufacturer, for
alleged manslaughter in having killed
Henry N' Ksirr, a saloon-keeper, in an
; automobile accident, tho defense In
1troduccd several witnesess to-day to
testify to the defectiveness of the steer
ing gear on Dyke's car.
The defense contends that Duke was
unable to control tho car, which ran
into Karr while the latter was in tho
middle ?? tho highway repairing his
own antoinobllo.
FIX COAL PRICES
McReynolds Brings Suit
Against Lehigh Valley
Railroad Company.
ACTION IS UNDER
ANTITRUST LAW
Attorney - General Points Out
Means Employed to Evade De
cision Rendered in 1911 Pro
hibiting Transportation of
Coal Belonging to Com
pany It Controls.
j
i New ^ ork, March 1?.?The Lehigh
\ {?lley Kailroad (.'ornpany was sued
( here, to-day by Attornoy-Ceneral Mc
j li'-ynoldj) under the Sherman antitrust
j law. as br.iiu: the dominant factor in
! a combination alleged to control t!i~
: output of anthracite from Pcnnsyivaniu
fields it touch*-.-.
Anionic the defendants named were:
? Lehigh Valley foal Company, Ii?rii
j \ alley foal :-'al?-s Company, <"o.\e S
' liroh Comi/any. In.-.. Kdward T. Stotes
I I'iiry. I >anir 1 <1. Keid, fharies Steele,
George I . Haiier. and George r. Kaer.
i By virtue of !?..?? monopoly, the com
I plaint declares, the Lehigh has "pre
! vented the building ..f ;tTiv ;,ew railroad
into th'- anthracite region served by It.
and has kept 111 independent pro
ducers under the disadvantage or* hav
ing t?. .ship on <-r :? railroad also engaged
II the coal husii.r r.s." furthermore,
the bill declare:-!, the road "completely
| uonnnates the mai ket ut all point's
| ther?on riot reached by any other rail
i toad. and has tlie power to has
; fixed, ; rid does ti\, without the cheek
j of competition, the prices at which an
thracite is sold at such points."
MHiilions Set forth.
Ti e bill points out that the r.ehi'-'h
.niiii.aWy transports about 11,000,MOO
gross tons of anthracite. Of that
total, the government maintains, more
than f>_ pep cent (ir: l?i;i) ? as shipped
Tor the account of the Lehifh foal
ompany, or aftiliated companies. The
? relations between the railroad and the
Lehigh oal Company arc set forth .-?t
i? nj. th in the complaint, %vhlch de
-dare.- that th.. latter has never b. ? n
a bona tide corporation, but - a mere
i rrn; <VI'n,ll,i!<ini or '"strumentaHtv
the Lehigh Kailroad.''
referring to the Supreme Court
decision '" It'll, against the Lehigh
loan, prohibiting- transportation of coal
?hi0??,m"y 'V " Cfm,l>,in>" It controlled,
n v ? ?ltcs the means the .utor
i.. eVV^Vi dec,ar*-? were emploved
to e\ad(. that decision.
"n advice of . ounsel it was i . into.
fotit. the Lehigh ValK-y Kailroad di"
!. V.' rs r<-'co,ume!ided to the I , i.i"l
.,1";,l;Vini':'?V the organ; nation
_ - a (o.i. sales company 1110! the i,iak
m," w/iT' "" -
IUI t.ic sal.-si company. ,\: the same
? ?-a. '.rdered Z
.. m. .. 1 j,s a 0 vi.lend out th ?
Plus 01 the Lehigh Va I lev Railr -d V
;;-"yjtes ha.,- W. ih^anu, .h-y/t,;,,
?lai'S, tho direc tor?* of th* r?? il
?onii.- ny met and resolved to aurhorl-/o
t.o incorporation of the Lehigh .1
- .lies ?.o.npany. granXing Lehigh Kail
I fcriSini'?t< V^0rs the right of sub.
. .. inf. to th.- new m.,c1; t.r- m ..
:th? hohiinps. it v,,, pr?vi,i::.;
, r.uiro.ul .si,.,.].;noi,i..r throv.% ? pow
' tjoriif y granted to ti, 1
ferr.'d tor,'tUlt divide,1,1 , e
| con 1 pany stoc k. ' ,,Uy,B,f ^
Sales Company Incorporated.
in January, _
h.crpor.,1^ ^
?' 1 ?* 1*1 till stock of $ I n,000,000. of win.-ii
t"- complaint ?ay8 "I^Oiio.^o w^ ^
per(lcem,,0fi Mel>' -?ual to 1o
Hhiffh i> ^1 I ,^lll>,l:i' Slock of the
,11. -ta:Hoad. Ti,,. 10 .
I 'liMoend declared in advance hv !.ehi?h
1 Uilioad was p;l|j aI1(l ..over noo() 0[.
, ufrest ,n '1^ 'J'* ,,eini-' :i ^ajoriXv in in
terest. availed t.iemselve.s of the priv
j ?.' s;' 5!'il)"1" to the stock of J.e
! HA!, hales i '0:11 par. v."
Thereupon,- the bill continue*, "the
t?o corporations, with all their busi
since 'r r "?Sct.s' 'PIn" '"to and have
c m .I0'; 1 ?.,0<l Un""r ,h" ''"mediate
coi 110. Ot substantially the same croup
of hTi!<;,'-S- -'^t "resent over so per cent
I of the shares 01 Ldiiuh Coal Sales Com
1 Many are owned by the majority .stock
holders 01 i.ehiirh Kailroad."
1 vera l"-Ofit.S. the hill
is, have been enormous. On l?o
t'.0--3. lilSt* il ,1:"' :l su' Plus ?.f $1 .
? ? 1.VIThe contract between the
. .companies, thy bill aru-ues. is a
narrier against any reduction in the
? i.eliiKhs treight rates to Xew Vork and
an inducement to even higher r<ites
! ^ .:.1 ^'"teinent issued to-night f.t
: ' ? ?" Vs- Ke?;;rnl solicit.,? of the
n'ies t! ,t 1 'V ?..V'U Company, de
evivi!.,,^ Hie sales company, by whose
' ,t1' a,uJ att'vity the acts alleged
b> the government are said to have
??'irtl'li..1!1'1! .'>oss|hle, is in any wav
an with or controlled bv ti?",.
I ii!!r?:I'? ? , "ij'ueh It is conceded as pos
I siblc that the railroad and the sales
! corn mom "'lVo ^ockholders" l.t
: pealing with the railroads owner.
; ship of the Keliigh Valley <v,al con,:
' {V.i J subsidiaries, Mr. Holes savs
this matter had been Investigated bv
i ..... . Lehigh road operates a railroad
1 . > stem with main lines aggregat intr
j approximately 1.400 miles in length
I i1," extending from New Vork and
if NVw'v 'b through the States
, J ^ 01k, New Jersey and i'enn
i s> IvanI11, Into the anthracite coal re
h.V.v. i r,r".m t" Kochester and
Kutlalo and to the Cireat Lakes It
itlf" m.OI Vi o1' steamships plv
Ing upon the f.reat Lakes, connecting
with the Lehigh road at KnfTalo.
According to the brief, the road lm?
??c"k?"! '15,."V'"1"'00
stock, 1,-10,1341 shares of $.".0 each n:n
i 'e, iij'd $1 OS.300 ' of preferred
spick -.211, shares of $50 each par
value, Its funded debt Is about
000,000 nnd ,ts as-sets arft "bout ?lsLv
liner Hi,Uh Lrl.lKli Vnlley li?nrd,
[Special to The Times-Dispatch |
Philadelphia. 1'a. March 18.? C.eorire
V. Haer, president of the Heading com
panies, to-day resigned as a director of
the Lehigh Valley Kailroad Company.
Air. Laer said he felt that additional
(Continued On Third rage.)
R. TATE IRVINE
CHOSEN TO LEAD
FIGHT IN NINTH
Big* Stone Gap Man Is
Nominated by Ac
clamation.
CONVENTION IS
HELD AT BRISTOL
i
Governor Stuart Presides Over |
I Meeting of Democrats, Which
Is Notable for Harmony and
Confidence That District Will
Be Redeemed From Re
publican Domination.
j |to The Times-Dispatch.1
? Bristol. \ March IS.-?In a conven
tion ..larked Ity a sj>it it of harmony,
! con.idence and uuriii .?hot-:-, it. Is -
vti; . of LJig Stone Gap. l tw ?- ??!? and
<1 land owner, was nominated this
afternoon by acclamation a.-" the Demo
crat! : emdidate for < .'ougr;.ss in the
I Nint'i Virginia District.
The 1.11 ??: . lndd in tli" Har
\ meli-i'-' Theitr... v. .is attemh-d I?\ about
"i Demoer..ts, ?-n<: 1? c.nui'v led nr. rep
; :' s -nted I)-. ;i large aid :,;llue tin! dele
i gallon T<? ? <i? i to tin? iuteres; :mij iiJ
feeling, iovernor Henry farter Stuart,
I wiio was a d> h gate to t:io cuiivi'iitloii
I from fount- . presided owr tli
<'Ot;v i!tion. having been chosen for litis
honor )iy the committee on organiza
tion. The presence or Governor Stuart
wjtK t ij?? occasion for additional enthu
siasm, and lie waa given repeated up
pl.uise, starting with his first appear
ance j!t the convention hall, when he
marehcl down the centre aisle to take
his scat among the delegat. :? from Hus
sell. Al< der Forward, the Ccvorn
| or's private secretary, was a delegate
i to the- convention from the City of
Bristol.
The convention platform ha-.' I.eon
! ornamented with silken llag.v, with
portraits ot Wilson and liryun oil either
' side. Stirrlrg airs were played by the
i linstol band an the ib-b-un. s assem
bled and at intervals during the pro
ceedlnga.
Harmonious >?? All Tinier.
Tlie convention was at all times har
monious, and, following the nomina
tion ot' .Mr. Irvine, the .spacious hall
!'? ? -on nded u:ih s a fit: t s of a ppri, va 1.
Till delegates Ilia nil ,'ed rijiMt m! rvi
j d-nces of conildence and hope, and the
j convention closed amid .scenes that In
; aplrd every delegate with Idea that
; victory awaits the party in -November.
The convention assembled ai noon
and was called to order by District
Chairnsan .1. I', Buchanan, of Marlon.
I ?r. W. S. Neighbors. president of Hul
livj; ('ollege, opened the convention
with prayer.
Ur.nt T. farter, of fate City, was
'he-sen temporary chairman and J.
I* rank Nelms, of Wythe County, torn- j
porary secretary. Chairman farter ac- '
copied In a pointed talk in which he
ui'fred that the delegates be given ab
solute freedom in conducting the ion- !
volition, that its choice might repre- '
sent not the wish of any set of indi
viduals, bui tli-> wish of the masses
l.'pon motion, the cotnmittees ori or
ganization, credentials and resolutions,
; respectively, were made up by tho
selection of one man from each dele
gation for each committ.-e. The con
vention then adjourned until o'clock
in the afternoon.
L'pon : east ??nihling. the i oinmitteo
oh permanent organization announced
the selection of Governor Stuart for
1 permanent chairman and .T. Frank Wy
sor, of Pulaski, for permanent secre
tary.
The selection of the Oovcrnor was
'greeted with prolonged applause, which
i was renewed when a committee, con-*
sisiing of Berl Wilson, of Russell; John
! < >. TJradiey, of Washington, and Mr.
I Flanagan, of i'.uehanan, escorted the
j Governor to tlie stand.
Makes Happy lte?poiti?e.
Governor Stuart made happy response
'to the honor in a brief address that
was notable for its pood humor and
thought fulness. lie reviewed briefly
! some of tho struggles of the democracy
r of the district, recalling the honor con
ferred upon him when he was made tho
nominee four years ago. lie congratu
j luted the convention that since those
I stormy days, the democracy had ex
perienced a great national victory, lie
viewed the Wilson victory as iudica
jtlve of a better day for the democracy
| of tho Ninth District, predicting thai
; the He publicans would be routed in
it he forthcoming struggle. He to!d how
? he had been impressed with tho sig
nificance of a Democratic victory.
Formerly, while in Washington, ho
said, tie had been wont to look over
the \Vhito House fence like a step
child. Now he approaches that man
sion with a feeling that he is a real
son. He emphasized his confidence that
the country is about to witness a new
| era of prosperity under the wise laws
Unacted and about lo be enacted un
der the Wilson administration.
The Committee on Resolutions next
submitted its report. This committee
i was composed of Judge John \V.
I Price, of Bristol; P. !?'. Deaver, of
! Bland: It. A. Williams, of Buchanan:
| W. 12. Beverley, of Dickenson; K. A.
(Continued On Third Page.)
Spring!
When on Tuesday night the
Rounds of n thunder storm were
heard, the people knew that
spring had come.
Tho thunder storm adver
tised spring.
Tho Times-Dispatch adver
tises ail the seasons.
It tells tho people of Rich
mond and of this section of tho
country what tho best and most
relinhlo merchants have to sell.
It gives warning and infor
mation every day in tho year.
Monroe J
He Will Lead Fight in Ninth District
TAT 10 1UVINK.
Express Messenger on (itilt". IY>1
orado and Santa Fe Train Held
I'p Xear Beaumont.
HE IS FOUND TIED IN SACK
Bandit ' iet.s Between S15.000 and
S20,(X)0, Then Makes
His Escape.
Beaumont. Tex.. March IS.?Several
packages ?? f curreney, van led approx
imately at from ? 1 .'.,000 to wore
secured l>y a robber from the express
car of a northbound Ciulf, Colorado and
Santa 1-V passenger train near hero late
to-d^y. The robber, who escaped, has
not yet been capture*. although posses
to-night are scar.-hing the countryside
iti the vicinity of 11. ibig, twelve miles
north of here, where the b:>::dit is sup
po.-??*1 to have !ett the train.
Members of the tram e%v were :g
norant ot tin- r?bl? ry when they
reached Silsbee. Their suspicions were
riro'ised when "Ueb" MaHin, the express
messenger failed to open his car. The
(loos was promptly broken down, and
Martin discovered tied in a sack, lie
was released anil told the .story of the
hold-up.
TIvjc- robber, according to Martin, was
alone. Shortly after the train left
Beiumont, *aid Martin, a voice from
behind him said:
"Throw iij? your hands."
Tletl in Muck.
Xcxt, according to the messenger,
the bandit ilent::nded the keys to the
express safe, which were handed over
Then, said Martin, the robber put him
in the sack, and he saw nothing more.
Kxpress otlioiais heir to-night re
fused to talk of the robbery or esti
mate the amount secured from their
sate. Members of a Houston Texas
lumber concern who had a shipment of
currency on hoard the train, however,
sai.l that the .sum ptobably was about
$1or This money, the\
said, was for use. in paying employes at
camps .ilniig the road.
The train was hound from Houston
to Centre, Texas, and it is believed that
the man secreted himself in the ex
press ear before the train left Houston
ih's morning. The section through
which the train was parsing .it the
lime of the robbery is heavily wooded
and spaisely settled. The robber is
described by Martin as middle-aged.
STEEL SHOWS GREAT GAIN
IinTCU.se In Net Income for lltlll
A mountn In s:.'7.i77,?<is.
New York, March is. -Aggregate
gross business ? ? f the United States
Steel i 'or porat ion for the year 1013
amounted to $70?i,K0-l,290, an increase
of $51,SS.s,7S I over the preceding year,
according to the detailed report of
the corporation issued to-day.
Net income for lOt.l showed an in
| crease of $27,477,Oils, with an increase
j in surplus net income of $26,070,030,
i while the balance of surplus for the
i year increased $11,070,930.
i Ordinary maintenance and repairs
i and extraordinary replacements for
1013 amounted to ?59,942,970, an in
I crease of $11,104,534, or 23 per cent over
' 1!UL'.
j The average number of employes in
the service of tlift company was 22S,
j 900, against 221,02."> in 111 12. and the
! average salary or wage per employe
; per day. including all branches of the
corporation was $2.02, an increase of
! 17 cents over the average of 1012.
Total salaries and wages paid aggre
? gated $207,200,17'"., in comparison with
' $1X0,351,002 for the preceding year, an
increase of !?.4per cent.
FEDERAL AID FOR G00?r0ADS
Senntor Swiiiisnn find Seeretnry Hous
ton Cnnfer With I'reNlilenl.
Washington. March IK.?Senator
Swansou, of Virginia, chairman of the
Committee on Post-olllces and Post
roads, and Secretary Houston, of the
Department of Agriculture, talked an
hour with President Wilson to-day on
' the subject of Federal aid to good
roads. They said afterwards that some
of the ideas of the President would
be reilected in legislation being pre
pared by the Swanson subcommittee.
The Virginia Senator declined to say
tvhat the President's position was on
the Shaekleford .525,00(1,000 good roads
bill, which lius passed tho House.
BEGINS TO SUBSIDE
Colli. Wot Weather Dampens
l?ntlui>iasin ."i 'Hio.sc Indulging
in Street Demonstrations.
PARIS COMPARATIVELY QUIET
Proposed Investigation of Po
chette Affair Is Sole I opic
of Conversation.
I'm is, .March IS.?The first wave of
feeling uvor the shooting of M. Oal
inctto by. Mine. t'aillaux, and the sen
sational debate ill tlie Chamber of
Deputies on the scandal arising out of
postponement of the trial of Henri
Pochette, charged w itl\ extensive
.swindling, is ?subsiding. <"ol?l, wet
weather has dampened the enthusiasm
? >f the Hoy;! lists ami others who have
been indulging in street demonstrations,
:'.n?l to-night Parii; is comparatively
quiet.
The sole topic of conversation in
eltlbs and cafes is the proposed inves
tigation of the Pochette affair hy a
committee of the chamber, which will
begin on Friday. M. .luares, Socialist
leader, who will preside over the com
mittee, makes no secret of his inten
tion to leave no stone unturned to get
at the full truth. He said to-night:
"I shall be a judge. of bronze with
a sword of steel."
The first witness to be examined will
be Krncst Mollis, Minister of Marine:
M. t'aliiaux, the ex-M inistcr of Finance;
M. Priand, former Premier: M. liar
tliou, former Minister of Justice; M.
Fabre, the public prosecutor, and M.
Hidault de I.'Isle, president or the Court
of Appeals, who ordered the adjourn
ment of the Pochetto case.
'I'lie general impress-ion in political
circles is that M. Monis will resign his
post, at least temporarily.
Asks for In vrMticnttun.
Tlie "Fabre" letter, which was vend
in the chamber yesterday bv M. I'.ar
tliou, set forth til it the strongest pres
sure had been exerted by M. .Mollis,
then Premier, on M. F:vhic, to postpone
the ltoehelte trial for sl\ months. M.
Monis denied he had knowledge of the
letter, and askeil for an invest illation.
It is understood that the Senate com
mittee is opposed to according full
judicial powers to the investigating
committee, as provided by the resolu
tion of the chamber. It will, nowever,
authorize the taking of evidence under
oath.
M. t'aillaux again visited his wife In
Saint l?i/.are I'rison to-day.
Armed detachments of Republican
guards appearing at strategic points
of I'aris to-day, added to tlie renso ex
citement aroused among political fac
tions by the assassination or r/almctt'e,
editor of Figaro. At every point where
there was likelihood oi trouble, the
police were supported by soldiers.
In the southern part of I'aris. in the
latin quarter, and in the working
class districts, where it is only neecs
snry for a turbulent individual to
shriek "death to C'ailiaux" or "assassin"
tor him to lie joined by dozens of
others, the poliec kept zealous wateli.
Several times they cleared away noisy
groups, who, however, reassembled as
soon as the police had passed.
llrcoincN Populiir Heroine.
Madame Caillriux seems to-day to
have become a popular heroine amid
all the turmoil. 'She is talked of as the
victim of her love for M. Caillau::, and
as his instrument, in committing the
crime which has robbed the press of a
prominent writer and the French Cabl
rient of Its leading spirit.
Madame t'aillaux meanwhile sleeps
in a narrow iron bed in the prison of
Saint Harare. Her hitherto remarkably
cal*P attitude to-day was raid to l>c
breaking down um.er the torture of
being always under watchful observa
| Hon Slit- is never for a moment left
nlone. delays of nuns, two at a time,
continuously sit in the cell with her,
and prison wardens frequently look in
to see that no breach of regulations
is committed.
Political friends of ('alliaux arc com
ing strongly to his support. The radi
cal Socialist and radical Republican
groups in the Chamber of Dcputi >3,
} comprising about Kit) members hud a
I (Continued On Third I'aJeT)
HUERTA MINISTER
WILL CONFER WITH
LIND AT VERA CRUZ
Provisional President of
Mexico Ready to Re
sume Negotiations.
ACTION FORCED BY
LACK OF FINANCES
Efforts Made in Capital City to.
Keep Meeting Between Rojas
and President's Special En
voy Secret?Development
Is Admittedly Full of In
teresting Possibilities.
Mexico Citv, March is.?Forced by
tii<* increasing seriousness of the tinan
<*iril .situation in Mexico, i'refldent llu
erta at last appears ready to resunio 1
negotiations with John I.ind. Presi
? h hi Wilson's personal representative,
which were broken oft" last August if
reports current in the caplti.l to-night
are true.
.lose Lopez I'ortillo y Itojas. Minister
oi Foreign Affairs, has been directed to
reopen the unofficial diplomatic cx
< k.uiges with Mr. Kind, according to
tho report here, ami for that purposo
went to \ era Cruz to-day. Whcr?; lio
iwill meet Mr. land is not known. Kvory
effort has been made to keep tho meet
ing a secret, and should it fail to tako
J Place, the government could repeat
| tlie explanation already given that the
i minister is taking the trip to cele
brate "Saints' Day."
President Huerta to-day sumiuuied
jt.. the National Palace sixty of tho
I wealthiest Mexicans residing in tho
capital and intimated that indirect fi
nancial support would be highly agrec
: able.
Vskeil to l-'urnlMli ilorscs.
| 1 i csident Huerta also requested
these men t.. furnish him with horses
j lor 1 l'(i cannons expected to arrive soon
) oin Japan and Kurope. lie asked their
| moral support, suggesting that they
I form i sort of military society, not for
j act tin I righting, but that insignia bo
l born by the niemherr to identify tliem
I as being loyal to the government.
1 lie report that a largo number of
those who mutinied recently at Jojutla
| iiad been executed Is based on a verbal
statement made by General .limine*
? 'astro to the Wat. Minister. Cencrnl
i ( astro was recalled from the militarv
1 governorship ami reached her-- wSier
dn>. llu; War < iffiee has no other in
formation relative to the alleged exe
cutions.
H'dative to tho report of ficrhling
north of Torreon, General Pdattquci.
said to-night:
"(?"fortunately, it is not true."
I he War Department reports t'? kt
Kmmaiui'1 Castillo IJrito, i ? bel leail
j er. has met with a severe defeat at
i I on est pie in the State of Tabasco Tho
department adds that the remnants of
j ..ritos force are tleelng toward Gu.ate
j main.
j Mini 1!:in Free limit!.
1 Washington. March is.? Though tho
purpose of the trip to Vera Cruz of
I honor Rojas, Minister for Foreign \f
' i " ,n Huerta Cabim i is unknown
I State Department. this develop
ment is admittedly full of interestin
possibilities. .lohn Llnd, in his ca"
j pa itv as special representative of
i resi. . nt Wilson has itad a free hand
in meeting whom he chooses, in pur
suit o: his general instructions to
Keep III close touch with the Mexican
.;iiuu;.on, and no doi.ot will avail him
's '? " s;i'd, of the opportunity to
| conicr with the minister, who has been
j sug^- stetl as a provisional presidential
, possibility in tim event of the elimi
i.atlon of Huerta. l? this connection
m Male Department has be mi ln
torined that, at tho time of the lcillinir
V-'iiis ,vas governor of
, Jalisco and not i:i the capital.
i:\pccts Copy ttr lieport.
, Setretary Uryan expects to be sup
: v'"uh a copy ot the report of tho
special commission appointed by Cen
crnl t arranza, the Constitutionalist
chiet. to investigate tiie conditions mi-'
; dor which the Scotchman, Kenton, met
his death in Juarez a month ago.
Meanwhile, he declines to discuss the
recent report that positive testimony
; has been brought to prove that Uentot'i
nas stabbed to death in General Villa's
office, further than to intimate that
i he testimony may be more or less
?? pecu la t i ve.
The investigation Into the dlsappear
r'.'iV," ?' <:"\tav. ,5auch. the .American
aili o.ui mechanic, appears to havo
come to a complete standstill, so far
as the American agencies are concern
? <1. It Is said, however, that the Car
laiizc. commission, which has t.een in
, \ estigating the iienlou case, inns- at
tempt to clear tip this mystery.
Necietary Garrison to-day forward
ed to Major-i reneral Arthur Murray:
jommandi,^ the Western Department
< ?o\ei nor Johnson,s request for addl
t.onai troops to protect the Southern
( -alllornia border from Mexicans. Tho
::rvvm i.cav? iicti?" entirely to
ttiuial Murray s discretion.
Heerut Urvrlopitarnlit,
Recent Mexican developments m
- "Hlned In official dispatches, were
\xsszst? to*"ay iu thu
"The release of Andrew Hamilton,
ntHia''r7u'<' utth Bynl
? hmidt, has been teportcd to tho Stato
Ue .ar ment. The other two men will?
is thought, bo transferred to Mexico
? M.v, in accordance with orders to
I ederal Mexican officers to send alt
ore gners arrested on charges of fur
i.i. 7? ni'1 to lhe ?" the capital,
ttailroad communication between
?Monterey and I^iredo to Mexico City
is open. Trains run via Saltlllo to
Ciudad Porllrio Diaz and to Torreon.
I * legraphic connection with tho United
? tales from Monterey is via Eaglo
I ass or \ era Cruz. Monterey is re
ported quiet.
I ,..3Ur.thC,r 'Instruction of railroad
piopeity by the revolutionists at Mon
clova is reported, l-'ederals are In pos
session of the city. In the ti?htin? at
Monclova, it is reported that threo
Americans were fighting with the Car
| ranzistas, and that two wcro killed,"
ICenl linttle I.Ira In Knfurc-.
j l'-l Paso, Texas. March 1* ?-A.
I thorough canvass to-day of those In
position to know military developments
in the Torreon region, resulted In a.
j minimisation of reports of dashes be
tween 1' ederals and rebels at Ksculon
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