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90 MEN ARE CREMATED IN MEXICAN MINE FIRE; 17 ESCAPE WITH LIVES FLAMES STILL RAGE IN DURAMO Fated Property Is in Remote Copper* District and Belongs to the Guggenheims- -Thirty-five Bo dies Already Recaverd— Meager Details Are Given of Calamity at Velerdena By Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, May 12.— Ninety men are supposed to have lost their lives in a fire which started in the Tenaras copper mine at Velerdena in the state of Durango last Friday night. The fire is still raging and is said to be beyond control. Thirty-five bodies have been recovered up to this time. Seven teen miners are known to have escaped. The burning mine belongs to the Guggenheims. The district is remote and communication is difficult. The origin of the fire is supposed to have been due to the care lessness of a miner who was smoking a cigarette in an abandoned shaft. The fire had gained great headway before ;it was discovered by the men in the near vicinity. They found that all avenues of es cape ito the surface had been cut off. Seventeen, however, who were in a good position, made a dash and reached the outer air. Rescuing parties have been working heroically, but only charred and unrecognizable remains have thus far rewarded their efforts. CALM AUGURS SURPRISE MOVE BAY CITY CAR STRIKERS KEEP OFFICIALS GUESSING Governor Gillett Tells Mayor Schmitz That Chief Dinan Is Not a Proper Man to Handle Police Force By Associated Fre»». SAN FRANCISCO, May 12.— There Is very little change in the strike situa tion In this city. Despite the fact that only 50 cars were operated today on two lines of the United Railroads without molestation or disturbance, 1000 people, according to the figures of the com pany, availed themselves of this par tial service. President Calhoun tonight was ap parently far from optimistic over the situation. He frankly, admitted that the carmen had him "guessing" as to their next move, and expressed him self as puzzled over the Ipparent peace and reports received by him, which In dicated serious trouble later. The sudden change from the fierce rioting the first part of the week to the attitude of the crowds today, amounting almost to Indifference, seemed to impress Mr. Calhoun with the idea that some unexpected move was being contemplated. That the United Railroads is still far short of the required number of men to operate its system is evident from the fact that tho company Is advertising In seventy different cities for conduc tors and motormen. It is understood that there are now between 500 and 600 strike breakers in the city and 200 more are expected to arrive in a day ro Gov. Gillett said tonight that he spent part of the day along the routes traversed by the cars and saw no indi cations of trouble or violence, and that the developments of the day did not Justify the calling out of troops. The governor expressed the opinion that the police were not handling the situation as they should, and said he informed Mayor Schmitz that In his opinion Chief Dlnan was not the proper man to head the police force of this city; but as long as there was no Interference with the running of the cars he would not interfere with the local authorities. "Peace was maintained today and the police did good work," said the governor. "I told Mayor Schmitz that he was handicapped by Chief Dlnan, but the mayor stood sponsor for him, and as long as there is no violence and the police can cope with the condi tions, 1 shall not interfere. However, I shall remain in the city for several days to watch developments." W. D. Mahon, president of the Inter national Street Carmen's organization, who arrived in this city last night, was too ill to leav his bed. He was In frequent conferences with President Cornelius and Secretary Bowling dur ing the afternoon, however. Mr. Mahon said he was not prepared to make any statement as yet as to what move the # carmen would make until he had thor*' oughly familiarized himself with the situation. * It was learned tonight that the labor council and the building trades' coun cil, who claim that there are 96,000 union men in San Francisco, will this week inaugurate a boycott against the United Railroads similar to the boycott maintained by organized labor in St. Louis against the street railways of that city, for six months. Many unions, it is said, have already forbidden their members to ride on the cars under penalty of heavy fines. The telephone ■ linemen, after, a lengthy meeting this afternoon, again deferred the taking of a vote to declare a sympathetic strike In support of the striking telephone operators. Action was postponed until Tuesday night. S. J. McNulty, v national president of the International Brotherhood of Elec trical Workers, with which the tele phone linemen are affiliated, was pres ent at the meeting. President McNulty is also here In connection with the car men's strike, which may involve the linemen and electricians of the United Railroads In a sympathetic walkout. Telephone service is badly crippled. Los Angeles Herald. ninr. ' } Dally by Cmrrtttt ec pciiTQ TRICE: i Per Month ( 00 UCN I b MEDICAL MEN FLOCK TO NATIONAL CAPITAL Special to The Herald. WASHINGTON, May 12.— The na tional capital is the Mecca of medical men of the whole United States this week. Not in years has Washington seen such a gathering of conventions, for at the present time there are in session the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, the association of American Medical Col leges, the American Therapeutic so ciety, the National Association of United States Pension Examining Sur geons, and the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons. Several miles of learned papers have been unfolded and rea*". at the various meetings, and If any facet of the many sided science of medicine has not been touched upon it is no fault of the dele gates who are in attendance. Perhaps the most .Important of these conventions, Judged from the layman's standpoint, is that of the tuberculosis congress. Many famous specialists from all parts of the country and from Europe and Canada are in attendance, and a report was made on the plans being made for the International meet- Ing on tuberculosis to be held In this city in September of next year. Among the foreign delegates In attendance Is Dr. Gustav Killlan of Frelbourg, Ger many, who is a. guest of Dr. Charles W. Richardson, professor of laryn gology and otology in George Wash ington university. JAPAN WANTS POWER'S RIGHTS Asks Turksy to Grant Her Diplomatic Concessions, but the Sick Man Of Europe Is Wary By Associated Press. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 12.— The pour parleurs by which Japan is seek ing to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey and the location of a Jap anese ambassador at Constantinople have encountered rather serious stum bling blocks. Japan wishes to' be treated on the same footing as the great powers of Europe with respect to the "capitula tions," by which Turkey gives foreign powers certain supervision over her internal affairs, including schools, mis sions, consular courts, etc. The Porte Is firmly opposed to conced ing these privileges to Japan, as all the efforts of Turkey within recent years have aimed at the restriction and ulti mate abolition of these privileges to foreign powers. FREIGHTS CRASH INTO LOCOMOTIVE Southern Pacific Engineer and Fire. man Los. Lives in Runaway Wreck Near Lordsburg, New Mexico By Associated Press. EL PASO, Tex., May 12.— Running fifty miles an hour. Just this side of Lordsburg, N. M., Southern Pacific passenger train No. 7, west bound at 10:50 last night, collided with a string of twelve runaway freight cars and was wrecked. The engine was ihrown from the track and turned over, the tender turned over and fell on its side and the express car was thrown across the track. Only one passenger, Mrs. K. McCas kill, was slirhtly injured. Engineer Nell B. McKinnis of this city was caught .inder the tender and crushed to death. Fireman Sullivan is so badly scalded that he cannot survive. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1907. BULL GORES TOREADOR IN TIA JUANA ARENA By Associated Press. SAN DIEGO, May 12. — Spectators at the hull flsht at Tla Juana today wlt neaaed an exciting acene which came near having a fatnl ending. In attempting to vault over a boll Patio, one of the toreador*, waa cauarht on the Infuriated anlmal'a horns, thrown to the ground and gored. Patio wa« reacued unconscloua. Aa mod an he recovered consclonanesa he ataggrered Into the ring and attempt ed to kill the boll, a task to which hla atrength wn not equal. LIFT OLD BARK FROM HARBOR DIVER AT SAN PEDRO CLEARS BOTTOM For Twenty-five Years Wreck Had Remained Hidden, Until Dredger Machinery Was Clogged by Old Hulk By Associated Press. SAN PEDRO, May 12.— The last ves tige of tte wreck of the old bark Ade laide Cooper, which has lain at the bottom of the harbor for twenty-five years, has Just been removed by Mar tin Lund, expert diver, who has been working on her. A short time ago the government dredge San Pedro, which Is working at the entrance to the inner harbor, struck the remains of the wreck and the pipes and machinery were badly clogged by pieces of wood from the old vessel. Then some of the old timers here remembered that years ago the hulk of the bark, which had been brought in here and stripped of everything of value, had lain oft Dead Man's island, and one night had disap peared. Nobody knew whether she had sunk, or drifted away. Now, after twenty-five years, the last of her tim bers are brought to the surface. TAFT'S FRIENDS ASK INDORSEMENT Will Stubbornly Oppose Linking Their Cause with Prospective Con teats for Senator or Governor By Associated Press. CLEVELAND,- 0., May 12.— N0 politi cal gathering held in this state In many months has excited so much interest as that of the Joint meeting of the Repub lican state central and state executive committees to be held at Columbus on Wednesday of this week for the purpose 'of reconciling clashing political In terests. The friends of Secretary of War Taft, led by Arthur Vorys of Columbus and Congressman Burton of Cleveland, ac cording to authorized statements of those in the confidence of the Taft or ganization, will insist on an unqualified Indorsement by the committee of Secre tary Taft as the people's choice for president and will stubbornly oppose tho linking of that arrangement with the prospective contests for either United States senator or governor. Congressman Burton, who left here to night for St. Louis, where he Is to de liver an address tomorrow, positively declined to make a definite statement as to his position In connection with the senatorship. Close political friends of Mr. Burton say it will be probably sev eral weeks before a formal announce ment whether he will become a candi date against Senator Foraker will be made. REOPEN SMELTER, GUARDS HELPING By Associated Press. SALT LAKE, Utah, May 12.— Having been promised ample police protection, the American Smelting and Refining company has decided to reopen its plant at Murray tomorrow morning. At a meeting with the smelting men today the mayor of Murray and the county officials agreel to furnish sev enty-five special officers and to guar antee the safety of all who apply for work. It is believed that a majority of the 1200 men who quit the plant last Thurs day will apply for their old positions and no serious trouble will occur. An advance In wages will be made by the company on the basis of the raise which was offered and rejected by the men before the strike. It was said today that the ores di verted to Montana and Colorado plants of the company had been crdered back to Utah. . . ST. LOUIS WOMAN ENDS LIFE WITH REVOLVER By Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, May 12.— Mrs. Agnes Barlow Houser, wife of Daniel M. Houser, president of the Globe Print- Ing company, publishers of the Globe- Democrat, died tonight from the ef fect of a self-inflicted bullet wound In the right temple. Mrs. Houser had been in a very ner vous state for the past three or four months. Members of the family are at a loss to assign a reason for her act. There was nothing to indicate whether death was accidentals or premeditated. It is not known where she secured the re volver. TWO DROWN IN SIGHT OF 2000 PEOPLE Horrified Audience Sees Tragedy at Beach Heroic Venetian Makes Effort to Swim Rag- ing Seas Andy Anderson Carries Line to Cap sized Launch, but Victims Disap pear Under Water and His Efforts Are in Vain Special to The Herald. VENICE, May 12.— Within sight of 2000 persons Capt. John Cochran of the fish ing launch Boston and a fisherman known as "Frank" were drowned In the surf here shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon after having for more than two hours held to the bottom of the Boston, which had capsized with them as they were returning from an expedi tion along the coast. The Boston, pitching heavily about a mile from shore*,' midway between tho Horseshoe pier at Ocean Park and the Venice breakwater, was noticed by Charles Chrlstianson, a local boatman, who had scarcely called attention to the vessel when she overturned. . The sea was very rough, and it was fully twenty minutes before the craft was again seen when word was given out that the two men were clinging to It. Capt. W. C. Sharp of the launcn Challenger, accompanied by Andy An derson, the guess-your-weight man; Chrlstianson and Capt. Hanson, itnme- I diately set out In the Challenger to at- ' tempt to rescue the men, but by the time they came alongside the Boston she had drifted so far In toward shore that to approach her meant the destruction of the craft they were in. Andorson Is a Hero Anderson volunteered to swim to the Boston with a life line and corks, and he dropped over the side of the Chal lenger from a point about 3000 feet from the beach, which swarmed with people watching the tragic proceedings. When Anderson reached the side of the cap sized craft neither of the men was in sight, and he continued on to the beach, where he was received by members of the board of city trustees who had been attracted to the scene and who Joined with the great crowd in congratulating him on his heroic attempt to prevent the tragedy. At about 7 o'clock the Boston washed up against the Windward ave nue pier and the body of Capt. Cochran REVISED LIST OF THE DEAD AUSTIN, S. H., New York city, tourist agent. BRUNLACH, THOMAS J., Reading, Pa. BICKFORD, S. A. (brakeman), 2939 Howard street, San Fran cisco. CUTLER, J. W., Binghamton, N. Y. CUTLER, MRS. J. W., Binghamton, N. Y. ELLENBERGER, L. M., Allentown, Pa. ELLENBERGER, MRS. L. M., Allentown, Pa. ESSICK, RICHARD, Reading, Pa. ESSICK, MRS. W. W., Reading, Pa. FISCHER, MRS. HENRY J., 1738 West Twenty-fifth street, Cleveland, O. GITTLEMAN, HENRY X., Reading, Pa. HAGEMAN, GEORGE F., 539 Court street, Reading, Pa. HIPPLE, J. DOUGLAS, North Fifth street, Reading, Pa., illus trous potentate Rajah temple. HENDLE, HARRISON, Reading, Pa. HENRY, CHARLES L., "Lebanon, Pa., accompanied Rajah temple. KAUFFMAN, OLIVER F., 48 North Eighth street, Reading, Pa. LACY, MARTIN, Chicago, 111. (Waiter.) LOWNING, CHARLES M., 374 Breckenridge street, Buf falo, N. Y. MILLER, HARRY G., 1396 Perkiomen avenue, Reading, Pa. MOVER, HOWARD, Hazleton, Pa. ROGERS, ALONZO P., St. Paul. (Pullman conductor.) ROTH, A. L., Reading, Pa. SNYDER, S. S., Reading, Pa. SNYDER, MRS. S. S., Reading, Pa. STEFFLE, C, GILBERT, 106 North Main street, Reading, Pa. STOLTZ, J. BENTON, Reading, Pa. STOLTZ, MISS, Reading, Pa. SWEENEY, R. W., Chicago. (Waiter.) WASSON, ABNER D., 716 Elwood street, Buffalo, N. Y. YOUNG, MISS CORA 8., Cleveland, O. (Daughter of Mrs. Fischer.) ONE UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, about 30 years old. REVISED LIST OF THE INJURED Boyd, W. H., Reading, Pa., badly scalded, leg broken. Champlain, engineer, badly scalded. Hartsell, Howard A., ex-mayor of Easton, Pa., not serious. Hendle, Mrs. H. P., Reading, Pa., not serious. Hendle, Miss Helen, Reading, Pa., not serious. Hoffeditz, J. C, Reading, Pa., left leg fractured; scalp wound. Henry, Martin, Shamokin, Pa., scalded. Fountain, R., back injured and lower part of body paralyzed. Greenmond, Mrs. Fred, Binghamton, N. V., leg broken. Lee, H. H., Orwigsburg, Pa., face lacerated, hips cut, leg frac tured. Logan, J., Buffalo, N. V., leg fractured, three ribs broken. McKinney, Charles, Binghamton, N. V., back injured. McKinney, Mrs., Binghamton, N. V., severely bruised. Rafaele, A. R., Bennis Point, Ore., scalp wound, leg and arm bruised ; wife not injured. was discovered tied with fish lines to the side. The body was quickly given over to resuscitation measures, which were abandoned after more than an hour's work over the body by several phy sicians. The body of Cochran's com panion had not been recovered at a late hour. Stiff Gale at San Pedro Special to The Herald. SAN PEDRO, May 12.— A stiff north west gale came up this afternoon and blew with such force that a number of the racing yachts of the South Coast Yacht club, which had gone outside for trial spins, were obliged to put back into the harbor. A great number of people came to San Pedro this afternoon to visit the cruiser Charleston, but by the middle of the afternoon It was blowing so hard that Admiral Swinburne stopped all visitors from goinp aboard, as many were going out In small, unseaworthy boats. CZAR'S MEN NIP TERRORISTS' PLOT GROUP CONSPIRACY TO KILL FRUSTRATED Thirty-four of the Band Approach Nicholas' Palace, but Arouse Sus> picion, and Entire Bunch Are Apprehended LONDON, May 12.— The Dally Tele graph's St. Petersburg correspondent reports the accidental discovery and foiling of the greatest terrorist plot since tLe geat Dequensherist plot of eighty-two yearj ago. The correspondent says he has the story from the authorities. According to the version no fewer than eighty conspirators resolved a couple of months ago to assassinate Emperor Nicholas, and plans were finally fixed for carrying out the deed during Easter. The plotters included reserve officers and other officials and civilians whose loyalty hitherto had been undoubted. A large number of plotters, the cor respondent says, was necessitated by the elaborate precautions adopted now adays to protect imperial personages. The plan was, the correspondent says, to approach Tsarskoe-Selo In dis tinct groups, and then execute a sud den and daring attack on the palace. I The first group, consisting of 34 men, 1 arrived on Russian Good Friday, when for some means unknown, suspicions against them were aroused, the whole 34 were arrested and documents found in their possession led to the appre hension of the other members of the band in St. Petersburg. MEXICAN CENTRAL WRECK VICTIMS ON WAY NORTH EL PASO, Tex., May 12.— The ser iously Injured In the wreck of the Mexican Central at Bermijlllo yester day morning were taken to the hospi tal at Chihuahua and their train Is due to arrive there at 10:30 o'clock to night. Among the most seriously injured are Dr. W. H. Kiwpp of Chicago, S. D. Jackson of Virginia and J. M. Baker of this city, who are badly hurt, but may recover, PRICE: SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS; SUNDAY, 10 CENTS WRECK HORROR GROWS; MORE FATALLY INJURED DIE WHILE AT HOSPITALS DEATH LIST BEACHES THIRTY-ONE Escaping Steam Which Scalds Victims Caught in Wreckage Adds to Terror of Awful Seens — Lives of Many More Injured Are in Dan ger Though Nurses Work Heroically IMPERIAL POTENTATE MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT Depot, Pasa Robles, Cal., May 12, 1907. Associated Press: To the Nobility of North America — It is with profound re gret I announce that a horrible disaster has saddened the home ward journey of many of our nobles from our imperial council session at Los Angeles, and I hereby express my great sympathy and sorrow for the irreparable loss of life sustained by Ismailia and Rajah temples in the wreck of their special train. FRANK C. ROUNDY, Imperial Potentate. Special to The Herald. SANTA BARBARA, May 12. — Every hour adds to the growing horror of the wreck of the Shriner special. Six persons died from their injuries today and the deaths of several others are momentarily expected. S. A. Bickford, brakeman on the train, living at San Francisco, died at 11:30 o'clock tonight. His back was broken in the accident and his death was expected at any time. The known dead now number thirty-one, and more than half that number are in the hospitals at San Luis Obispo in serious con dition from their injuries. Most of the injured have not only broken bones but are so badly scalded that should they survive they will be disfigured for life from the burns which their faces and hands show plainly. By Associated Press. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 12.— While hurrying northward over the coast line of the Southern Pacific rail road yesterday afternoon home bound after a week of fraternizing and Fiesta In Los Angeles 14S Shriners of Ismailla temple of Buffalo and Rajah temple of Reading, with their families and friends, were hurled Into the midst of horrible destruction when their special train, running fifty miles an hour, struck a defective switch at Honda, a lonely station on the sand waters of the Pacific beach, derailing the train, smashing 1 the coaches Into flinders, kill ing thirty almost Instantly and injur ing more than a score of others. The bodies of twenty-one lie in the morgues of Santa Barbara this after noon and nine more are at San Luis Obispo. The Injured, many of whom are terribly hurt and will probably die, are In two sanitariums at San Luis Obispo. Train Going Fast The wreck occurred exactly at 3:36 o'clock, one hour and forty-five minutes after the conclave visitors, forming a merry party, had spent all the morning sightseeing In Santa Barbara. The statement that the train was making a terrific speed when it struck the de fective track is borne out by the fact that It covered the sixty-one miles of curves and crooked track between here and Honda In exactly 100 minutes. There was no warning of the Impend ing calamity. The special plunged upon the defective switch and In an Instant the big locomotive, baggage car, diner and Pullman coupled with it were hurled together In a huge heap of wreckage. » The engine Vhot forward on the broken track, tearing up the rails and ties and twisting the huge iron spans into flsh hooks. The baggage car half burled Itself In the sand on the right side of the locomotive. It was smashed almost Into kindling wood. The dining car, in which were thirty two people eating their noonday re pasf, leaped into the air and was thrown directly on top of the demol ished locomotive. Nearly every person In this coach was scalded to death by escaping steam from the broken boiler and fTom the disconnected pipes In the kitchen of the diner. Terror Reigns The terror and turmoil of the scene were Indescribable. Many who escaped instant death in the first Impact were crushed by the oncoming rear coaches hurled upon the wreckage. Others, pinioned in the debris, were roasted alive. The wreckage caught fire 'from the coals of the engine, but was ex tinguished a few minutes later by those of the passengers who had escaped In jury. Engineer Fred Champlain was pitched with his cab twenty-five feet beyond the engine and got up and ran three quarters of a mile, seeking help, before he discovered that his arm was broken and that he was severely scalded. A man standing behind his wife in the baggage car was hurled through a huge rent in the roof and alighted in soft and yielding sand almost uninjured. The woman was forced through the floor and wreckers had to lift tons of bag gage to get her body out. Caught in Death Trap But the unfortuna^s who occupied every seat in the dining car were caught In a veritable death trap. Only two of the nine men of the diner crew are num bered among the dead. The remainedr, though cooped up In the narrow kitchen and pantry, sustained but a few cuts and bruises. The last call for luncheon had Just sounded a few moments before the dis aster. Rajah temple of Reading occupied the last car on the train and were the last ones to go forward to the diner. The car was filled almost entirely with Reading people when the wreck oc curred. An Instant after the smash those who were not rendered insensible or otner wlse incapacitated by the terrible Im pact jumped from the train to render aid, but the grewsome scene before them unfitted many for the work they had to do In the long hours before re lief arrived! Women Faint Frightened women, peering through the windows of the undamaged sleeper. fainted when they saw the bodies of their friends strewn along the roadside, blood from the gaping wounds staining the sand drifts all about. Men who toiled hard at the task of rescue col lapsed completely, many of them before the work was finished. Mrs. John W. Cutler of Binghamton. whose husband is among the killed, was in the baggage car at the time of the crash, where she had gone to rearrange a trunk. Her body was driven literally through the floor, and the wrecked car had to be jacked up before It could be released. Mrs. FreS Grummond of Binghamton was with her, and also went down under the tons of luggage and broken timber. When rescuers burrowed their wty to where the two women lay the living one reached out and grasped the feet of one of the men and shouted: "I'll not let go until you get me out." Scalded by Steam Then a gust of scalding steam en veloped her and she was terribly burned. She was rescued alive, how ever, and was among those taken to San Luis Obispo. When Miss Cora Young of Cleveland was taken from the shattered diner she was still living, but frightfully injured. Her entire body had been showered * with boiling water, and when women friends removed her corsets the imprint of the stays was left leep in the scalded flesh. There were countless deeds of courage and heroic self-abnegation. George F Hagerman of Feadin/ refused the aid of his brother nobles after they dragged him, fatally hurt, from the wreck. "I am dying," he said. "Go help the women." Tries to Save Women Sander Deabald of Cleveland worked heroically but unavaillngly to save the lives of two women pinned beneath the diner. The flames had broken out amid the wreckage and were burning all about the prostrate forms of the women. Burrowing his way down into the smouldering, splintered woodwork Deabald, with a hose which he had wrenched from a coach connection spouted water from an adjacent tank and extinguished the flames. Then he rushed down and after cutting away the broken timbers that held her fast, took Mrs. William W. Essick of Read ing from the ruins. She was begging plteously for relief when Deabald reached her. As he raised her from the (Contlnoed on Pan Two,) THE DAIS NEWS FORECA3T For Southern California: Fair Monday, fresh west wind. Maxi. mum temperature In Los Angeles yesterday, 67 degrees; minimum, 50 degrees. I— Two drown in sight of 2000 people. 2— Soldier threat sobers people. 3— Watchman and burglar fight. A — Shriners delay their departure. 5— Mining news. 6— Editorial. 7 — City news. B—Sports.8 — Sports. 9 — Southern California news. 10— Classified advertisements. 1— Markets. COAST Old hulk removed from San Pedro harbor. EASTERN Ohio campaign waxing warm. FOREIGN Ninety lives lost In Mexican copper mine fire. Japan treads on toes of Turkey* ruler. LOCAL Two drown in sight of 2000 at Venice. Shriners delay departure awaiting news of wreck disaster. School boy charges relatives with conspiracy to defraud. Watchman and burglar have running: fight. Burdette preaches to members, of Mothers' congress.