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nni-i 7 MlHMOM PALLADIUM JL JO AND SUN-TELEGRA31. vol. xxxvi. no. so. RICHMOND. 1M).. MONDAY, EVENING, DECE3IBER 3, 1910. SINGLE COrY 2 CENTS. UPOfl DEMOCRATIC LEADERS DEPENDS WORK OF SESSION MARY BAKER EDDY DEAD: A CONTEST TENEMENT ' ALMOST DESTROYED TODAY IN SERIOUS FIRE Deposed Leaders and Next "Czar" of House BOTH HOUSES MET BUT PROMPTLY AT TWELVE ADJOURNED IS PROMISED MOW !An Ambitious Program Has Been Outlined by Adminis tration, but Will This Work Be Accomplished. LAN EXTRA SESSION BEING CONSIDERED! But Both Parties 'Arc Hand ling This Delicate Ques tion with GlovesChamp Clark the Next Czar. American News Pervlfe) "Wanhlnston, Dec. 5. Upon tho tem per of the Democratic loaders depends entirely the amount and the character of the legislation to bo enacted Into law at the last session of the 61st Con grefts, which convenes at noon today. According to all reports. President Tuft and hit advisers have outlined an ambitious program. How much of It ; be may be ablo to put through Is a j problem no one at this early day would ) bo Justified in predicting. 1 Tho country has heard much of the rules of the House of Representatives during the past two years. Within that period material changes have been made In the methods for con trolling the House. Among other things the rules have been so modi fied by providing for specific perform ances that but three days each week may bei set aside for the general busi ness of the House. The short session of a congress expires by constitutional limitation In three months. It meets the first Monday In December and dies automatically, at noon on the 3rd of March following. A Short Time for Work. Thla gives It but three months for actual work', theoretically. As a mat ter of fact that time actually is much less. There usually Is a holiday re cess that consumes a fortnight. Ad journments over from Friday to Mon day cause a loss of valuable time, and, ' tn the end, by reason of these various causes, there remain only about sixty working days for the Congress, - re duced to quite half that In the House as a result of the new rules. Within this short space experience has proved that It la well night Impossible to do more than enact the supply bills by which the funds are provided for the maintenance and support of the var ious branches of the government. The foregoing, therefore, indicates what ordinarily Is the situation in Con gress during a short session. Special rules providing for emergencies are possible In the House and there debate can be limited and delay prevented. In the Senate there is nothing akin to cloture, and so long as a Blngle sena tor desires to speak there Is no way to bring the debate to a close. It Is in the Senate, therefore, that the dan ger comes if obstacles are thrown In the way of an outlined legislative pro gram. In tho face of all this the ad ministration has mapped out a pro gram that will require the most adroit Itolitical and legislative management to bring it to fruition. " " ' Reapportionment Matter. Chief among the matters attracting attention, in viow of the result of the recent elections. . Is the proposed re apportionment. This is the determina tion of the allottment of members of the house of representatives to the various states, based upon the popu lation ascertained by each decennial census, while this ought not to be a political question. It Invariably in velvet politics, and the Republicans are anxious to deal with it while they control both houses of congress. It is essential that this new reappor tionment be enacted Into law at this aesslon, and If a bill considered un fair be submitted the Democrats in the senate may be counted upon to prevent its conclusion before March 3. The present representation is one representative to every 194.182 of pop ulation, making a total membership of the house of 391. Upon the same figures the membership of the house thereafter would be enlarged mater ially. There Is opposition to increas ing the site of the house which al ready la unwieldy, and: the proposition will be made to enlarge the baste fig ures. This will bring about an in crease of membership In some of the laiger states, and result In loss in some of the less thickly populated. It easily Is seen, therefore why the Re publicans . are anxious to deal with this subject and retain whatever po litical advantage the situation may have. Big Fight Promised. A big fight Is promised with re gard to the tariff board which the president will ask a still large appro priation for. and incidentally Increas ed authority In the matter of conduct ing its inquiries and making Its in vestigations bQth at home and abroad. Many leading Democrats, like Senat or Bailey, for Instance, are opposed to the tariff commission plan and will antagonise this. Whether they can do so to the end that consideration and final determination will be post Kned until the Democrats control the house remaini to be seen. The presi dent Is very earnest In this matter. Then, too, there are many men In both parties who believe the tariff should (Continued ou Fage Eight.) Probability of a Fight Be tween the Church and Heirs of Church Leader Appears a Certainty. PLANS FOR FUNERAL NOT YET COMPLETED Today for First Time in His tory of the Church a Man, ' Archibald McLellan, Is Su preme Head. (American News Service) Host on, Doc. 5. Surrounded by the' same mystery In death that had pre-' vailed dull UK life the body of Mrs. Mary linker O. Eddy. lsUe head of the Christian Scientist church. lay, guarded today from' the eyes of her vast atrr." of followers In her man sion on Chestnut Hill In Rrookllne. while tho world wonders what will bo tho tutccmo r.f the contest for supremacy which is bound to prise In i the First church of Christ Scientist. A simple funeral service for one of the most remarkable women Ameri ca ever produced will be held Ht the home of the dead religious leader. Details of the obsequies have not yet been made public and probably j will not be until Mrs. Eddy's only son, i George W. Glover, of Lead, S. D., ar-, rives in Boston. He Is now on the' way accompanied by two of his three children, Mary and Gearge. It In be lieved that Judge Clifford P. Smith first reader of the mother church In Boston will officiate at the last rites at the Chestnut Hill mansion. This preliminary service perhaps will be at tended only by Mrs. Eddy's Immediate relatives and members of her house hold. Burial will probably be at Til ton, N. Y., the girlhood home of the founder of the Christian Science faith. Telegrams Pour in.' Thousands of telegrams and cable grams of regret poured In from all parts of the world today,. Archibald McLellan. chairman of the . board of directors of the church, was literal ly swamped by the Innumerable ex pressions of sympathy and condolence which came from . followers of Mrs. Eddy. For the first time in the history of the church a man is Its supreme head, Mr. McLellan holding this position, as chairman here of the board of direc tors. What will be the outcome of Mrs. Eddy's deth none can tell at the present time. That there will be a contest for her private fortune, which ts estimated at about $1,500,000 is gen erally believed. The son will undoubtedly demand his Bhare In the estate. The death of Mrs. Eddy may result in a reorgani zation of the mother church, so" far as Its governing power Is concerned. The control has been vested in five directors, who at present are Archi bald McLellan, John V. Dittemore, Al lison Stewart, Stephen A. Chase, who is also treasurer of the body and Adam. H. Dickey, who was secretary to Mrs. Eddy. According to the manual of the mot her church, these directors are to be elected by their own body, with the approval of the pastor emeritus. The death of Mrs. Eddy has removed the pastor emeritus mentioned in these ar ticles of the manual. Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson, who for more than twenty years was a domi nant factor In the Christian Science church of New York City, has been prominently mentioned as Mrs. Eddy's successor, notwithstanding the split in the church and the deposition of Mrs. Stetson by Mrs. Eddy herself. This Story Is Denied. Loading Christian Scientists denied the possibility of this today declaring that the removal of the pastor emeri tus will result In the directorate be coming a se".f-perpetuating body and that the nomination for a new number will come from one of the board in stead of from the pastor emeritus, as In the past. It was not until this morning that attention was directed towards ar rangements for the funeral, though Mrs. Eddy died Saturday night. Plans are under way to have concerted ser vices held in the 1.500 churches of the scientists throughout the world, though few will be allowed to look on the face of the dead leader here. Those who have been privileged to see the face of the dead leader declar ed that her countenance was as peace ful as though she were sleeping. There was no sign of suffering, even It the physicians report that she was suffer. Ing from pneumonia were true. Her last words were "God Is my life." Before the shock of Mrs. Eddy's death has passed away the more practical minded both In and out of the fold of the church are discussing the disposi tion of her estate. The contents of Mrs. Eddy's will are known only to a few people. THE WEATHER STATE Snow and colder . tonight. Tuesday, unsettled and colder. LOCAL Snow tonight and probably Tutsday; colder. Building on South Fifth Street Catches Afire and Five Lives Were Endang ered, Two Infants. ONE AGED WOMAN MADE ILL BY SHOCK Valuable Papers in . Her Room Destroyed Despite Efforts Made to Save Them Loss Is Only $200. Five lives were endangered, a two story tenement owned by Harmon Snowing, threatened with destruction, and over S200 damage done in a fire at 201 South Fifth street, about 9 o'clock this morning. Superb work of the fire department rrohably Baved the entire block frorn d?structlon, for when the firentn arrived on the scene the entire rear portion of the house was a seething mass of flames. When the alarm was sounded there were five persons in the house. Mrs. Mary Hultskamp, over 75 years of age, occupies the upper apartments of the house and will probably suffer most from the results of the fire. Af ter the blaze was extinguished the wo man collapsed from the nervous shock and was carried to a neighbor's house In a serious condition, necessitating the services of a physician. Fought With Firemen. The old German woman had some valuable papers in her apartment and fought with the firemen and police to get into the burning house. She wept piteously when denied admis sion, but ' so much sympathy for her was aroused thaj several men risked their, lives to secure the papers, but were unable to And them. Her be longings were not damaged by fire, but smoke and water did considerable damage. A two months old baby was sleep ing In the apartment of. J. W. Lan sing, and wife, who occupy the north side of the-lower -part of the house, wnen tne nre started. Mrs. Lansing snatched the child from the bed and rushed into the hall but the smoke was bo dense Bhe had some difficulty In escaping from the building. Another child was sleeping in the other half of the house occupied by Henry Miller and wife. Mrs. Freda Wright, visiting the Millers, and moth er of4the child, succeeded in dragging the baby through the back door just as the flames burst into the room. -Stove Starts Blaze. It was first believed that the fire originated from a gasoline explosion In the kitchen of the Miller's apart ment, but later it was discovered by firemen that a stove pipe had been knocked off in some manner. No one was in the kitchen when the fire start ed. An alarm was turned In imme diately but the fire gained great headway on account of the dilapidated condition of the house, which is frame and very old. By hard work the ire was confined to the rear of the house, but water and smoke caused much damage. The house is one of the oldest in that part of the city. The heavy smoke that rolled west into the Finley school almost created a panic among the pupils, as it was believed that the school building was ablaze. The children were quieted only after an effort. TAFT WILL PRESIDE At American Red Cross Meeting. (American News Service) Washington. D. C. Dec. 5. All ar rangements are complete for the sixth annual meeting of the American Red Cross, to be held tomorrow in Conti nental Memorial Hall. Interest in the meeting has been increased by the an nouncement that President Taft has accepted an invitation to preside at the afternoon session, when reports will be presented showing the work of the organization during the past year will be presented. At the morning session the work of the Red Cross on the Panama Canal will be the theme of a talk by Major C. A. Devol, chairman of the Canal Zone chapter. Miss Annie Laws, of Cincinnati, will speak on "The Red Cross Christmas Seal as a Factor in Co-ordinating Social Agencies. and Dr. George V. Chile of Cleveland will tell of first aid work among the po lice of Cleveland. Another speaker will be Senor Don Joaquin Bernardo Calvo, the Costa Rican minister who will tell of the work of the American Red Cross during the earthquake in his country last sumjmer. DEMOLISHED WAGON A horse hitched to the gTocery wag on of Richard Cutter, Fourth and South D streets, ran away this morn ing and partly demolished the wagon. It. frightened at a passing automobile. No one wis injured. " v ' tu kzm fiiulj Jl DIED WITH SECRET Young Aviator Had a Re markable Craft. (American News Service) Denver, Colo., Dec. 5. The latest victim of aviation is Walter Archer, 17 years old and with his death, re sulting from a 700 foot flight it is pos sible the secret of a new type of aero plane has been lost. Walter built the machine In secret and when it was completed, tied a wire 700 feet long to it, and went up. He fell to his death while his father, mother and sweetheart looked on. The machine which worked perfect ly, up to the 700 feet limit was shat tered to splinters. , It was a biplane, but the methods of construction were kept constantly under lock and key. Walter got many pointers from the airmen in the recent aviation meet here. ' . ; ' ' ' He was an especial friend of Ralph Johnson, who was killed in a similar fall. Annie Crawford, the v . boy's sweetheart, was the one whei insisted that he. aoc7joinKfwjlJia 1g foot wire.. , icne,is neart oroKep over ms death. UNIONISTS AHEAD IN THE ELECTION (American News Service) London, Dec. 5. Polling was resum ed in the general elections today in seventeen London and forty-nine pro vincial constituencies. The returns from the last election gave the Union ists a lead of two seats in the same constituencies. The weather today was cold and wet and the vote was light. A TYPHOON SWEEPS OVER PHILIPPINES (American News Service) Manila, Dec. 5. Fully a million dol lars' damage has been done and more than 100 natives killed by a typhoon which has been sweeping over the province of Zamboanga for two days. Report of the disaster was made to military headquarters from the city of Zamboanga today. American soldiers have been dispatched to do relief duty. TOMMY BURNS HAS RETIRED FROM RING (American News Service) Seattle, Wash., Dec. 5. Tommy Burns has announced from Eliensburg that he has retired from tie ring and will turn over his fighting dates in England to Jack Lester. Lester is the newest of Burns's proteges. An in jury to his knee in a Lacross game is the cause of Barns's retirement.' He has cabled to Hugh Mcintosh that he has turned over his dates to Lester. JUDGE MONTGOMERY GIVEN TURNDOWN , (American News Service) Washington, Dec 5. Judge' Oscar H. Montgomery, a justice of the In diana supreme court, will not be ap pointed a judge in the new commerce court. President Taft told a delega tion of Indiana men who called today to urge Judge Montgomery's appoint ment, that he would not select any one of the commerce court judges from the seventh circuit. Palladium's Total Daily Average Circnlation (Except Saturday) Including Complimentary Lists, for Week Ending Dec. 3rd. 1910. ' 6,429 City CirccJaUca showing cet paid, news stands and regular complimentary list does not include sample copies. 5,525 I n" -j si "Nb r' jR Republican leaders whose power In Congress will disappear at the close of the coming session and a Democrat who will likely lead the ma jority. 1. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts, a prominent figure in the upper house, who is not likely to be returned to that body,' when his term expires next March. . ; 2. "Uncle Joe" Cannon, Speaker cf the House of Representatives for many years, who will wield the gavel for the la3t time at the coming ses sion of Congress. The return of a Democratic majority in the House in sures the election of a Democratic speaker when the 62nd Congress con venes in, December, 1910. S.. Senator ..Eugene. Hale, of Maine, who will bid farewell. to the Sen ' ate Chamber at thirselssiohn aeayo cratic state legislature, which will elect a" Democrat to the senaU when Mr. Hale's term expires in March. 4. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, of Rhode Island, for many years the most powerful figure in the United States Senate, who has announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election when his term expires next , March. '' " 5. "Champ" Clark, of Missouri, leader of the minority in the House at this session, and who is the most talked of candidate for the speakership when the Democrats come into power next December. ' DESPONDENT, HE TAKESJIS LIFE Well Known Preble County Farmer Shoots Himself with a Shotgun. (Palladium Special) ' Despondent over prolonged family troubles, aggravated by worries incident to court litigation, John Edward Charles, 52, well known farmer living about three miles 'south west of Eaton, suicided Sunday, morn ing by shooting himself in the left breast with a shotgun. Death was in stantaneous and he had been " dead probably an hour when found by Miss DeLota Krug, a visitor at the home. Charles had repeatedly threatened suicide and friends and relatives had often sought to dissuade him, the lat- ter taking every precaution to avoid a tragedy, but he outwitted their watchfulness. He resided with a daughter. Miss Mable Charles his wife having been divorced from him several years ago. She is Mrs. Mary Charles and lives w-ith a family named Brannon at Greenwood and Ninth streets, in Hamilton. . Another daugh- ter. Miss Alda Charles, lives with Mr, and Mrs. Edward Kincaid in Hamil ton. Although apparently in good health and spirits when he arose Sunday morning he went to the barn to do some feeding. Later Miss Krug called him to breakfast, and failing to get a response went to the barn, where he was found prone on the floor of the feed room. A 12 guage shotgun was the Instrument of death. This . 1hei"avInR;tMa debris hauled away, pressed against his left breast, pulling the trigger with a piece of binder twine attached to his foot. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 1 fires t&ve resulted. Provision to regr Wllliam Charles, pioneers of the coun-uIate thiB w11 be made in the new ty. He was born and raised and spent i amendment, according to the board of his pntirft life in the conntrr arfiarant to Eaton. The settlement of his late parents' estate Involved him and two brothers, Abe and James Charles, In litigation and only last Friday a jury in common pleas court failed to break his mother's will, which bequeathed him her - entire holdings. The other brothers sought to share in the in heritance. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon from the Eaton Christian church, conducted by the Rev. Hugh A. Smith. Burial in Mound Hill ceme- I tery. . ' . - j Coroner F. H- O'Hara investigated, snata. WOULD AMEND THE - : II E It Has, Since Jts Passage 23 Years Ago, Lost Its Effectiveness. By an amendment to the old trash ordinance passed in 1887, an attempt will be made by the ' municipal gov ernment to .meet conditions .which have arisen in the twenty-three years which have elapsed since the original ordinance was ; passed. . This move has become almost an absolute necessity for the fire and police protection ; of ' the people's health and for the general safety and convenience of the public. Originally it was found convenient to place trash boxes, both for gar bage and ashes, on , the sidewalks or i in alleys. Now it is believed neces- Jsary to amend this ordinance so that 'it will be a violation to keep ashes or (garbage on streets or in alleys. This debris must be" kept . on the property of the residents. Alleys are so congested with boxes and barrels that the fire department, patrol wagon and city ambulance have great difficulty to drive through. On Sayler street the police report that ashes are thrown on the street. Another amendment should, accord ing to Acting City Attorney Jessup, regulate the number of loads of ashes or trash taken out during one week. Some of the local hotels have been asking that a load be hauled every day. If the amendment is adopted these hotels will be forced to pay for i" Many persons have been in the hab- " or dumping hot ashes Into wooden 'boxes and in a number of instances WoriC8. HORRIBLE DEED OF A LOVE SICK GIRL (American Kw Service) Cincinnati, Dec. 5. Miss Adele Au rora, an attache of a tailoring estab lishment, committed suicide today by jumping from a window on the ninth floor to the pavement. Her skull was fractured and every bone broken. The horrible deed was witnessed by hun dreds of shoppers. She was disap- j pointed " in love. ORDIrlAfiC Scenes that Were Familiar, but None the Less Interest ing Met Eyes of People in the Galleries. MUCH KIDDING FOR THE AGED SPEAKER Noon Adjournment in Honor of Members Who Died During Recess Message to Be Read Tuesday. (American News Service) Washington, Dec. 5. Scenes that were familiar, but, none the less In teresting greeted the eyes of the visit ors who packed the galleries of the house today at the opening of the final session of the Sixty-first congress. The crowds came early and when the speaker's gavel fell promptly on the stroke of twelve, the galleries were filled with gayly dressed women who added much to the picturesqueness of the scene.. The most of the members also put in an early appearance and for two hours before the house was called to order the chamber resembled , some what an exciting day on the stock exchange in New York. Victors and vanquished were there to congratulate and sympathize with one another over the results of the November ballot. To the onlooker it was difficult to dis tinguish between the two. Everybody was jovially slapping everybody else on the back, and all members were acting like a lot of boys at the be ginning of school. The appearance of i Speaker Can non in the chamber was the signal for a hearty round of applause from both members and the : gallery, though, if the truth must be told, "Uncle Joe had to stand for a vast amount of "kidding'' during the day. Seated at his old desk and sur rounded by a bevy of friends was Champ Clark, leader of , the 'minority in the present session and the prob able speaker in the next. From the manner- JijKhleb. ivUt colleagues , were, langhingf Mr. Clark evidently' had. brought back with him a new stock of stories. "Father of the House." Walking up and down the aisle greeting old friends was Gen. H. H. Bingham, of the First Pennsylvania district, whose continuous service of over thirty years has entitled him to be called "The Father of the House."' Genu Bingham entered upon his sev entieth year yesterday, but he might pass for, fifty. - 1 ,Wben Speaker Cannon, with two sharp raps of his gavel, had called the house to order, the buss of con versation was hushed while the chap lain offered the opening . prayer. A few minor formaliUes were disposed of and attention was called - to the deaths of three members of the bouse during the recess. In accordance with custom a resolution to adjourn was then offered and adopted as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased. In the senate the Initial session was equally short. The public galleries were filled when Vice President Sher man called the body to order. In the audience were the families of many senators and men in public life. Sev eral members of the diplomatic corps were present A few changes were noticeable in the membership of the senate. Death had removed Senators Daniel of Virginia, Clay of Georgia, Dolliver of Iowa, McLaurin of Missis sippi and McEnery of Louisiana. The successors of most of these, by guber natorial appointments, were on band ready to take the oath of office. When the two houses reassemble to morrow the annual message of Presi dent Taft will be received and read. Then both house and senate will be ready to take up the regular grind of business. - - MOB AFTERSHERIFF Who Killed a Policeman in a Quarrel. (Amerlcan Newi Servlc) Centralia. 111., Dec. 5. Following the refusal of the chief of police to allow Sheriff Bankston to be locked up In the Centralia jail to protect him from a mob which was forming in Cairo to avenge the death of Sergeant French of the Cairo police force, offi cers in charge of ' the sheriff disap peared with him. They are believed to have departed in an automobile. The mob at Cairo intended coming here to storm the jail, but with the disappearance of its quarry is at a loss to proceed. Bankston killed French yesterday. DR. BOND SPOKE The county institute was held In the auditorium of the Richmond high school on Saturday and was address ed by Dr. Charles S. Bond, former city health officer. His subject was "Care and Prevention of Contagious Diseases." .