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AND SUN-TELEGRAM VOL. XXXVI J. NO. 134. R1CII3IOXD, IXD., WEDXE9DM EVENING, APRIL tO. 1912. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. nn L OF PARK TRACKS Several Councilmen Are Said to Be Ready to Fight Against Transferring Line to 20th Street. MAYOR REFUSES TO MAKE ANY COMMENT However He Intimates That He Will Use All His Influ ence to Have the Line Tak- en From the Glen. The offensive interurban tracks in the Glen Miller park may be allowed to remain following the action of tbe city council next Monday night. Three councilmen .have openly stated they would, vote against removing them from the Glen. One of these men says he knows of three more coun cilmen besides the three referred to who will vote against removing the tracks, and another stated seven would oppose taking up the Glen tracks and allowing the freight cars to run down North Twentieth street. Mayor Zimmerman this morning, when informed that the agreement providing for the removal of the tracks from the Glen might not be approved by council Monday night, stated he would be very sorry if this action was taken; that he had fought hard to have the tracks taken from the park. He said the people wanted them out of the Glen and that they would have to go. Asked if be would advise drastic action if the council failed to order track removal, the mayor stated he would not make a statement at the present time. "Let them take action at the council meeting, and then if they do not order the tracks taken put, It will be time to act," he said. . Mayor Made a Threat. Some months ago when the matter W'as taken up, the mayor stated he , had had an interview with the gover nor of Indiana who advised him that the tracks could not be legally allow ed to remain in the park. At this time the mayor stated that if council would not remove the tracks he would get a gang of men and take the tracks up. He said he could easily get five hun dred men to help him do the work. A prominent resident of the east end, and who was one of the first to sign the remonstrance protesting against allowing freight cars to run on Twentieth Btreet, was asked to ..give his real objection to having the tracks removed from the Glen. He finally admitted he was afraid that in event the freight cars were allowed to run on Twentieth street, the board of works would force a brick street on the residents. He said the expense was too great, and that this was his real reason for his open antagonism to removing the tracks from the gully in the Glen. The ordinance for track removal will come up for third reading at the session Monday evening. At this time the remonstrance will be read. A Big Remonstrance. The remonstrance, opposing the re moval of the tracks from the Glen and allowing the interurban freight cars to run down Main and Twentieth streets, has been signed by practical ly, every owner of property along the line of the proposed route. Feeling runs high among the residents of the east end who regard this as an affront of their "rights," and a large dele gation will be present at the council meeting to protest against passage of the ordinance. The agreement for removing the park line has been signed by the head officials of the T. H. I..&.E. traction company, and the board of works. It provides for the removal of the tracks ; in the Glen at the expense of the company, and the filling of the gulch occupied by the tracks at the expense of the city. The interurban freight cars are to be allowed to run west on Main street to Twentieth street, to E street, thence west on E street to Ft. "Wayne avenue, up the avenue to D street, down D street west to Fifth street, thence south on Fifth street to Main, and from Main- street west to the corporation line. THE WEATHER TATE Showers tonight and Thurs day. Warmer in extreme north portion. LOCAL Showers tonight and Thurs day; not much change in temper ature. HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVATORY. Forecast for Richmond and vicinity, rain tonight and Thursday. Maximum temperature. 66 at 2 p. ni. Tuesday. Minimum temperature. 48 at 6 a. m.; "Wednesday. Temperature at- 11:30, X0. Rainfall since yesterday, .04. Bar ometer. 30.L REMOVA 0W0PP0 Principals in New York's Latest FIRE PROTECTION AT SCHOOLS GOOD Except the Finley Building Is Opinion of State In spector McMahon. With T. A. Mott, superintendent of city schools and Ed Miller, fire chief, William P. McMahon, deputy state in spector of buildings and factories, visit ed the school buildings in this city to day. Mr. McMahon declared that the school buildings were in excellent condition, with the exception of Finley school on South Fourth street. He ad vised that the school board have a fire escape erected on this building. He says that this should be. put. up before next fall. """ " Mr. McMahon says that he has been connected with inspection work for some years and has never found school buildings so well equipped for fire pro tection as are the ten buildings in this city. Three years ago the school buildings here were inspected and at that time the inspectors stated six buildings needed fire escapes. The school board had the escapes constructed on the six buildings specified, but the inspec tors at that time said that there was no need of an escape on the Finley school building. L JUMPS ON COLONEL Senator Jones in Senate Lik ens Col. Roosevelt to ... Pilate in Speech. (National News Association) WASHINGTON, -April 10. "And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they, required," was the theme of an address before the senate today by Senator Jones of Washington, in which the westerner likens Theodore Roose velt to the spineless Roman who ord ered the crucifixion of Christ because of the popular clamor for the Naza rene's death; applied the same prin ciple which actuated Pilate to the mo tives of the Colonel in condemning Senator Lorimer and arraigned the former president's suggestion for a ju dicial recall. Once during the speech he likened him to the Duke of Rich mond, saying, "a new Richmond has rushed upon the political field. WILL PROLONG TOUR Roosevelt May Campaign to the Pacific Coast. JOHNSTOWN, Pa., April 10. Jubi lant over his victory in Illinois Col. Roosevelt decided today to extend his personal campaign t throughout the country. He may go as far as the Paci fic coast. The Colonel beamed as he rapidly pursued a hundred messages of congratulation that reached him here and at Greensburg, where he made a brief talk. He announced he will leave New York Friday for Mas sachusetts and New Hampshire. Next week he will go to Nebraska, and he may continue his trip through other western states. COUNTY ASSESSORS The deputy township assessors of Wayne township held their regular Wednesday meeting at the court house this morning. The deputies made their semi-weekly reports to Assessor Charles Potter. ORIMER'S FRIEND M - The portrait on the right is of Walter J. Snyder, the wealthy sporting authority who was found dead in the bathroom of his fashionable apart ment after a woman, who declares she ts Mrs. Mary Snyder had ordered a bellboy to summon a doctor. An examining physician said that hfs death had been caused by four stab wounds near the region of the heart, that the man had been dead for eight hours at least and would probably have been saved had a physician been called at the time he was stabbed. The wom an who says she is Snyder's wife admitted that she was partly responsible for the tragedy, declaring that Snyder had stabbed himself with a pair of scissors she held in her hand. She says that following a petty dispute Snyder, half mad and half jokingly, grasped her by the wrists and pulled her toward him and that in some way he plunged the long shears into his body. She did not explain why a physician had not been summoned sooner or how the body happened to be in the bathtub. Mrs. Snyder is shown on the right and below is a facsimile of a statement in her handwriting in which she declares her innocence. COUNCIL PLANNING ' A DRASTIC ACTION I Ordinance to Revoke Car Company's Franchise Is Being Prepared. The chance for securing a better street car system for Richmond seems more promising than ever. The spe cial council investigating committee which has been working on this ques tion for some time, met with City Attorney Gardner last evening at his rooms. Many points of violation of the street car company's franchise, under which the T. H. I. & E. com pany is operating in this city, were found and were admitted as sound le gal complaints under which the re vocation of the street car company's franchise could be made. City Attorney Gardner and the cim mittee went over the evidence slowly. The list of alleged franchise violations were drawn up in legal form and will be presented at the council meeting Monday night. The evidence will be embodied in an ordinance revoking the car company's franchise. , The meas ure will pass, it is believed. Legal process will then be invoked. The council will pass the ordinance revoking the franchise on the ground of the specific complaints enumerated in the ordinance. Council may revoke the franchise by a two-thirds vote. The street car company then has a period of time to remedy the condi tions alleged to be violations of the franchise rights. This must be done to the satisfaction of the city council or the franchise rights granted to the company are forfeited. The city attorney forsees a legal bat tle. The street car company has al ready retained a numbertof local at torneys and intends to fight. All the evidence gleaned by the committee has been presented in careful form, care being taken to leave no loop holes or legal technicalities by which the company may escape. KY. REPUBLICANS HOLD CONVENTION (National News Association) LONISVILLE, Ky., April 10. The Republicans of Kentucky went into convention at Phoenix Hill park at noon today to select four delegates from the state at large to the Chica go convention and to settle the con tests that arose in the district conven tion held Saturday. The fight be tween the Taft and Roosevelt forces, promises to be the most exciting known in years. Senator Bradley, the Taft leader in Kentucky, was to be temporary chairman of the convention Murder Mystery TITANTIC SAILS ON HER FIRST VOYAGE White Star Liner the Largest Vessel that Ever Sailed the Seas. (National News Association) LONDON, April 10. Carrying 1400 passengers the liner Titanic of the White Star line, than which there is no larger vessel afloat, sailed from Southhampton today on her maiden voyage bound for New York. The Tt tanic which is of 45,000 tons displace ment Is sister ship to the Olympic. All the special suites of rooms in stituted as an innovation in the Titan ic were occupied when the passage be gun. These suites consist of bed rooms, sitting room, bath room, and servant's room and have their own private deck promenade isolated from the rest of the ship and not overlooked by any other passengers. The Titanic also possesses another new feature in its Louis XVI. restaur ant. Her sister ship the Olympic, also has this feature but on a smaller scale. It proved so popular, however,, that the White Star company decided to have Jhe one on the Titanic greatly enlarged. Adjacent to it is a special reception room for the use of passen gers taking meals in the restaurant. The Titanic while its engineering principal is the same as that of the Olympic, is expected by experts on navigation to make faster time than the Olympic because of a slight dif ference in the curvature of the propel ler blades. . AMERICAN EXECUTED Yankee With Mexican Feder als Killed by Rebels. (National News Association) CHIHUAHUA. Mex., April 10. Thomas Fountain, an American Ma chine gun operator for General Villa of the federal forces, was executed by the rebels during the night and his body was found in the streets here to day. "He attempted to escape," is all the explanations the rebels offer. Fountain was captured when the reb els took the town several days ago. He had been given his liberty up to yesterday. He is a native of New Mex-J; ico. T. R. VCTOR IN NEW YORK STATE TODAY Four Delegates at Large Were Not Instructed, Only "Urged" to Support Candi dacy of Taft. ILLINOIS RESULTS TURNED THE TIDE Root Attacks Col. Roosevelt, but Comptroller Prender gast Made a Spirited De fense of Colonel. (National News Association) ROCHESTER, N. Y., April 10. The Republican state convention today by unanimous vote adopted the platform framed by the committee on resolu tions. It then elected four delegates at large to the national convention at Chicago. The delegates-at-large are not instructed, but are "urged" to vote for President Taft in the resolutions adopted. ROOT FLAYS ROOSEVELT. ROCHESTER. N. Y., April 10. When the Republican state convention was called to order this morning the committee on permanent organization reported in favor of Prof. Butler as permanent chairman and a long list of vice chairmen, which were chosen. Lafayette Gleason, secretary of the state committee, was named secretary of the convention. State Chairman Barnes then reported as chairman of the committee on resolutions, submit ting the report that was given out to the newspapers at midnight. The greatest burst of applause came when Chairman Barnes, In reading the plat form, mentioned the name of Presi dent Taft. Senator Root then took the platform to lead the discussion on the platform. He seconded the resolutions report by Chairman Barnes saying, "I shall con fine myself to discussing the attempts to stangle the importance and judicial departments of our government. The question of whether or not our courts shall be subject to the will of a ma jority, fickle as it may be, can never be enacted into law without entailing the degredation of the people who so enact. "The origin and life of the Republi can party is a protest against that ma jority in the south that enslaved mil lions of black men. "The Republican party is and al ways must be a protest against the rule of the majority when that major ity seeks to subvert the principles of justice. The principles which it is at tempted to force on this great repub lic are little different than those which have converted the fair land of Mexico into a rising seething hotbed of anar chy. Upon the independence and integri ty of our judges depends the continu ance of our free institutions. If you place the fear of a recall over a judge you make a coward of him It would be the rule of cowardice instead of the rule of courage. Anarchy or despotism must be the unevitable end of hang ing the fear of the recall over the ju diciary." Roosevelt le Cheered. Comptroller Prendergest followed Senator Root, and right off the reel he gave the convention to understand that he was not to promote harmony. He told them (and was cheered that he didn't stand for the platform that was adopted and was going to vote against it, because there are certain provisions incorporated in it which, he said, he did not believe was the sen timent of the majority of the party. "I do not favor the rehomination of President Taft," he said. "You're all right," yelled some one in the gallery. "So is Illinois," he retorted, and there was an outburst of applause. "Socialism," the comptroller declar ed, "is largely a protest against exist ing conditions," and he endeavored to point a Roosevelt moral to it, by hold ing him up as the man who could crys talize the national discontent into votes. "This is a family party," he said, "and we might as well talk things over in a family way." The irony of this hit the bullseye and there was a roar of applause. '"Gentlemen, what we need now is not rhetoric but a rem edy," was one of the many phrases made by the speaker that captured the fancy of the convention. He Make a Protest. I protest," he said, "as one of the men who voted to place Col. Roosevelt in charge of the destinies of this coun try against Senator Root's designation of this man as a political patent medi cine man. "Why do the people of the states, one after another, adopt these measur es (the initiative, referendum and re call) V the comptroller demanded, "un less they have not been getting a square deal under existing conditions." The gallery cheered, but the main floor with its audience of delegates, refused to enthuse over what it view ed as revolutionary doctrine. "What is our duty today," Pender gast said, "in the face of the facts that in every state mhere there has been a presidential preference primary the result has been against President (Continued on Page- Eght) ROOSEVELT AND THE WINNERS JUST DEE-LIGHTED IS COLJOOSEVELT With a Broad Grin He Says His Illinois Victory Is People's Victory. (National News Association) PITTSBURG. April 10. "We knock ed the bosses yesterday in Illinois. The people had their say in a fair and square primary. What we did here we can repeat anywhere that they let the people speak for themselves The voice of the boss will no longer be heard in this land wheu the people turn out as they did yesterday In Illi nois. "It was a glorious victory the peo ples' victory. The fight will go on, for the principles at stake in yesterday's primaries win everywhere. "I am in the fight to stay." In this way Col. Roosevelt today, as his train left on a day's stumping tour of Pennsylvania, spoke of the sweep of Illinois. Roosevelt was elated over the outcome of the primaries. While his managers had assured him that he would win, they had no Idea it would be a landslide. The ex-president was the more gratified that the victory was such a decisive one. The overpowering majorities he got over President Taft in McKinley's district were cause for immense delight. Wanted to Beat "McKinley. Roosevelt had been particularly anx ious to carry McKinley's domain and to have done so by, such a positive j vote made him doubly pleased. I "It was a ine victory, fine." he ex claimed when the whole panorama of victory was unfolded to him. j The Colonel left here at 9 o'clock for a hard day's campaign whirl which will end with two speeches at Phila delphia tonight. His special was scheduled to halt at Jeannet. Greens burg, Lathrobe, Blairsville, Johnstown, Cresson. Altoona, Huntington, Lewis ton, Mifflin, Harrisburgh, Lancaster and Coatesville. Roosevelt will now try to sweep Pennsylvania. His leaders say he has a good chance to carry off two-thirds of the delegates. The 'Illinois result, they think will have a distinct bearing upon the Pennsylvania vote. "Roosevelt will be nominated at Chicago," declared ex-Senator Flynn. the ex-president's Pittsburg leader as he stood at the special train today. "There is no stopping him. The peo ple don't want President Taft. whom they know can't be elected if nominat ed. They might as well call off their fight and get behind Roosevelt. TO LET ' CONTRACTS Thursday on Several Im provements in the City. The city contracting season is open ing again, and bidders for the improve ments to be let Thursday morning are expected to be present in large num bers. Several improvement contracts are to be let, covering a large amount of work. South Sixteenth street is to be improved. A seven foo, sidewalk from Main to A, and from C to E. on the wst side, and from Main to E on tne east side is to be made, and curbs and gutters are to be placed on both sides of the street from B to K street. North Fourth street from A to D street is to be provided with a six foot cement walk and curbs and gut ters. A cement alley from Main to Sailor streets between Eighth to Ninth streets is also to be constructed. Building permits were issued yes terday to the following. Charles Beck. 425 Pearl street, a $50 addition, frame. H. F. Pilgrim, 630 South Twelfth street, a frame, costing $1,800. Wm. H. Duning. 307 South Eleventh street a frame house to cost $2,000. S. O. Yates, of North D street, a garage to cost $50. NOT BOOK AGENTS; MERELY ASSESSORS While making preparations In antici pation of the spring housecleaning, many housewives are being 'bothered"" by persons carrying books under their arms, who persist in knocking at the doors of their homes, despite the for mer's attempt to appear "not at home." In most cases the man with the books under his arm is not a book agent. He Is either the assessor, who is making his annual call, to get tbe valuation of property and household goods, or the school enumerator, who is employed to get the names of all children of school age, or a man sent out by the Republican or Democratic parties to take a poll of the voters in the city. IS SERIOUSLY ILL Will Hoffman, suffering from a dropsical ailment, m as removed from his home at 42S Main street yesterdar afternoon to the Reid Memorial bo-, pita) in the city ambulance. He is in ! a serious condition. i CLARK ARE IN ILLINOIS TAFT AND WILSON ARE THE VICTIMS OF THE LANDSLIDE Former president Will Get 56 of 58 Delegates and Speaker of House Gets a Solid Delegation. LORIMER CROWD IS GIVEN A TRIMMING Blonde Boss' Candidate for Governor Was Snowed Un der. La Follette Made a Poor Showing. CHICAGO. April 10. Theodore Roosevelt defeated President Taft In the primary yesterday by over 110.000 votes, and Speaker Champ Clark won over Woodrow Wilson by more than 140,000, according to practically complete returns this af ternoon. Woman's suffrage in Chi cago was defeated two to one. This question was not on the ballots out side of Chicago. Charles S. Deneen received the Republican nomina tion for governor for tho third con secutive term. His plurality Is about 75.000. Edward F. Dunne, for mer mayor of Chicago, was nomi nated for governor by the Demo crats, receiving about 30.000 plural ity. The total vote for various can didates. Is is estimated, will be about as follows: For president, Re publicans, Roosevelt 230.000. Taft. 119,000, La Follette 37,000. By Demo crats. Clark. 220,000. Wilson 80,000. (National News Association) CHICAGO, April 10. Col. Theo. Roosevelt swept Illinois, smothering President , Taft under a plurality of 115,000; Champ Clark overwhelmed Gov. Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey for the Presidential nomination by a vote of nearly 3 to 1 and Senator Shel by M. Cullom, ranking member of the upper house of congress, was sent to rejoin the retired senate Republican leaders, according to returns this morning from the state-wide primaries in Illinois. Although tbe figures have not yet been completed. President Taft secured only two of the state's fifty-eight delegates, while the Col onel is sure of fifty-two and late re turns from the two districts still doubtful indicate be led there. Ev ery delegate sent to the Democratic convention at Baltimore will -wear th Clark stamp, not a single Wilson man having been elected. Taft's One District. Taft's solitary congressional dis trict victory came in the fifth, the borne of Senator William Lorimer, for mer congressman and dictator of the community for years. Tbe victory was a Lorimer affair. . The blond boss, stung by the taunts of tbe former pres ident worked like a Trojan for the administration and succeeded In win ning for Taft by 900 votes. One other Chicago district was in doubt this morning, the Sth. now represented by Thomas Gallagher, a Democrat. The Twenty-fifth district, in southern Illi nois, has not yet been completely can vassed, but the indications from the (Continued on rage Eight) News Nuggets (National News Association) BOSTON. April 10. Abraham A. Sodekson. who weighed 850 lbs. Is dead of fatty generation of the heart. He gained 434 pounds in three weeks. CAMBRIDGE, Mrs.. April 10. W. W. Nolan, known ac "the wid ow" and one of tbe best known to tors at Harvard, has offered a priw; of a $6,000 automobile to tbe student finishing highest in plain geometry. AUGUSTA, Me, April 10 While temporarily insane Mary McDivid. a librarian poured oil ov er her head and shoulders, then set fire to herself. She was dead when found. NEWCASTLE, Pa, April 10. Twins have arrived at the horn of Constable and Mrs. Jacy Fee for tbe third time. They have three oth er children who came singly. BOSTON. April 10. William Richardson, treasurer of the town of Scituate, has been made official grave-digger for woodchucks upon which the township pays twenty live cents bounty each. FT. WORTH. Tex, April 10. H O. Granberg. a wealthy mining broker, has paid $3500 for a Ave dollar gold piece -of the United states minted in ISIS.