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THE INTELLIGENCER HAS THE LARGEST MORNING NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION IN THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA i VOLUME L1X., NO. 206_~~W HEELING, W. VA„ THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1911. PR1CE TWO CENTS Surrender of Juarez „ Demanded by Rebels Formal Demand Served on General Navarro, Federal Commander of Fortifications—Refusal to Mean Battle. El, TASO. Texas, Aorlt 19—A formal demaud was made to-night upon General John Navarre for ♦•*«> surrender of Juarez to the Insurrecto army of Francisco I. Madero Jr ithln 24 hours. The demand reached General Navarro s headpuariers wlule he was inspecting fortifications for the city's defense. , This was coiifi.-- ed 1 • jr Oonznles Garza, secretary general for the Insur recto party, who t*.id' "Formal deinsml o.’ the Insurrectos for the surrender of Juarez within 24 hours has n-.v • on General Navarro, commanding the Federal gar rison of Jiiiirtv V .. note was sent from El Paso by messenger to United States Co&sui £4* anas in Juarez, to be transmitted by him to Navarro. No reply has been received.” At 8 o'clock tonight General Navarro said: “1 have received no notice asking me to surrender.” He turned on his heel. "But, General, the Insurrectos' secretary says the demand has been made." "I have received no such message.” ho replied, and walked away. Garza was still in his office tonight at 8:30. He 6nld he did not think he would leave El Paso to-night to see Madero. "Our men are anxious for a fight, and I do not know if we can re strain them,” he declared. Madero Marching on Juarez. INSURRECTO CAMP. TOWN OF MADERO. CHIHUAHUA, Mexico. April 19.—Francisco I. Madero. Jr., 13 marching on the City of Juarez at the head of 1,940 Insurgents, divided into five columns, one under the di rect command of Madero, and the others under the rebel Generals Orozco Blanco, Villa and Salazar. fe»« The Wounded Put to Death — Mexicans and Rebels Both Follow Practice, Is Grave Charge. PEACE IN SIGHT. SAYS AMBASSADOR, i American Minister Given Assurances That Border Fights Are at End. WASHINGTON. April 19.—Develop ments late today Indicated to Presi dent Tuft and other administration officials that peace in Mexico may not be a drenm, and there is reason to believe that the Mexican authorities will adopt a "definite, restrictive pol- j Icy along the border,' to prevent bor- , der conflicts. Senor Manuel De Jiamaconn. the j new atnhassador from Mexico, was M ■ tions of friendship were exchanged. Information was given ottt at the White House that the rough draft of Mexico's formal note in reply to the s'ate department's demand that American border towns be not endan gered hy Mexican battles, has been placed in the hands of American Am bassador Wilson at Mexico City. Mr. j Wilson reported to the president that the note as drafted was satisfactory, and if is exnecteii to reach the stato department In final form shortly. House to Investigate. A subcommittee of the house com mittee on Foreign affairs will meet the President snd Secretary Knox at the White House tomorrow to confer on the Mexican situation. The com mittee includes (lamer, of Texas; Sharp, of Ohio; and Foster, of Ver mont. I telegate Ralph Cameron, of Art zona, announced that he had receive | a letter from a business man at Doug las declaring that Mexicans, both fed rral and fnsurreetos. who were wounded at Aguu ITleta, were ing put to death" by the victors. To night the Red cross here had no con firmatlon of this report LJ" declared In Mexico shortly. The pres ident. in a sentence or two not In i eluded In his formal address, assured the new ambassador that this govern ment was not crouching on the border PMdy *o sprit ■ upon Hex ro itis telegram to Governor Sloan of Arl sona, the president said, explained Ills j attitude. RATIFY INCOME TAX New York Takes Favorable Action On Federal Proposition Af.HANY. V Y. April p. —After a long debate the senate to day passed the Wagner resolution, ratifying the proposed Income tax amendment to the federal constitution by a vote of 24 fo Id Heavy Losses In Big Fight AMERICAN LEADER AND THREE SCORE OF REBELS SLAIN. Tamazula Scene of Battle—Ona Rebel Commander Escaped Dis guised As Woman. TPCSOX, Arlz.. April 19.—A special from Mazatlan. Sinaloa. Mexico, says: Mall advices from Tamazula. In the state of Durango, says that In a battle between a force of rebels under com mand of an American. William Collins, and a national command, which rag«d for two days, sixty-nine rebels includ ing Captain Collins were killed and lot* were wounded. Raynton Itnrbo. another rebel com mander. escaped by disguising him self as a woman. Tho govt rument force greatly out numbered the Insurrectos. of whom none were either killed or captured. The federal casualties are not known. The force engaged w as the Seventh battalion. Mexican National guard, augmented by rurales. Rebels Take Town. WASHINGTON. April 19 —The cap ture b> the revolutionaries of Santi ago Papasqulare. In the state of Dur ango. was reported to the state de partment today. The total losses on both sides exceeded 100, including a federal captain, two lieutenants and 25 soldiers. State department nritlres from Hoag...*. Art/., say the federal* at Atvin I’rieta ere still bringing in dead bodies. Three American* have been found among the dead revolutionist*. Bold Rebels Fire Station. AfJI'A I’RIKTA. Mexico. April 10 — Shortly after daylight today a tlarfng band of insnrrecto*. numbering only half a dozen or so, stole Into Agua I’rfefa and set fir*' to the Nacozar! rndread station, which w.,*- destroyed with If* valuable contents • The fed eral* flr»-<| u|ion the. Invaders, and two or three of them were killed. Attack* Rebel*. X detachment of 278 federal*. In cluding forty cavalry, left Arm* pr,. o*n late today under order*. It I* he lieved, to attack Juan Cabral'* Insur reefos. rep*.rtc| tr, tM. a„„rh of Nac, pr. paring to attack that town. The federal column marched directly west, Pillowing the International Hn<* closely, Kcr*r of a renewal of Innurgenr efTnrf* it. capture Agua I’rleta I* pro •b'thly respor.rlble for the failure to send forward large force. Owen Ravage, a member of Troop K First I'nlted Rtate* cavalry, la * prisoner In the bull ring ID* eager new to gel Into the fight wn* too grraf for Id* loyally, and he deserted, taking with him an army pistol Tied (Cortlnnwl on Wag* wins.) May Drop Camorra Prosecution 4* informer Vay Be Aoeempliee and New Inquiry Will Be Naeeaaary. VlTKRflO. Maly April It* The ♦ rial of *lm Neapolitan t 'amorripf* friay he hailed and a new Inven'iya lion I util the murder of flennaro I'mr. Colo and Inn wife order'd on the groand that the Infornmr, llennaro Ahhaternavirlo, waa an arromptlre In the erltne This potaihillty real* on t|m truth of a aenaational r. port . ir* ilat. | on the reaumptlori of >he rape today The report ia to the effoi t that If the e-Vi dene* already prepared l.jr the atate appr-ara tnaiilflrmnt *r» eonviet the a* • need, Abhntemafticlo wll! ronh ,„r, 1*11'Ity In the aaaaaainatloti of « w eolo. It In aal'l that he am nwear that while he wan not one of th>m» who atrurk the death Mown, he w|t neaped Urn proeee<iln«a n the role •it a p|rk« t who win ponied m ,rn * art up I an aealtia atialnat Inferrtip tion and to h« |p them In making their ear ape If till' ronfraalon |a made the trial Will Ire a topped, an a new inquiry n,a, ".e fa* la of th* Crime will lie oerea m *"r Crlmlnata Entar fcage. Alter a re«pn« dur.ng Holy Week, A u*w **»»d of ahaekted Camorrlata 'moped into the court of flic Aaaltea Urflay nnd mitan faced their neroaer* iro.ii within the biocI bar* of the ,ni* a which or. upy the rl*;h■ irm of the li.ti'e eroaa that aha|e a the inter ior of the ancient fh.treb of Hat. Kran C*aoo. Vlroaii* lawyer opened the pro ceedlny-K trebly with a motion that the eo.irf order the production of the war n.nt« for the nrr< t of. hi* client and of t.larnmo A Merit tore, wbo. the eta.e ■llcRca, entered |r.to a ?on«piracy to denounce f*c Atm. Ila «ti<| Atne.ieo an the murderer* ..f the Cuov color. tn or der to nave the real aanaeMln*. lie ■n-riaie.! tha. hr- wiahed to demon atrat* that the Carabineer* had l» . *t ftimlahed with order* of arret In whlrh the date had heen lift t.lank, arid were empowered to make l|*e „f the warrnnta on any occasion that wrved their p.irfe.ee The rourt re fUMc.l the rer|i|eat. I.t.lirl filed, who la denrrlhed aa tiie fl. ft them head of the t amorr.i ylien a nominal oftlr.. In order to pro* 'e.t Knrlm Alfann, the aulldlria aptrlt, *»' called for In'errOr itlon fuerj averred that he waa neither the real nor the nominal head of the organ! ration, and fnrther denied that ho waa • van a < a morn al. „WHILE TALKING OF GRAFT ,/N I BOARD OF Coo r*T Y ] COMmiSSIORBRS X - /V I QjRsinarto ear RtL You e/i//. _ PORTUGAL SEPARATES CHURCH AND STATE April iy.— i ne caninei nan concluded the Mulshing touches on the decree of separation of church and state. This -sill be promulaged on Friday or Saturday. The njBtn points of the decree are: The state concedes entire liberty of all creeds, the Catholic creed ceasing to be the state religion from the date , or tno promulgation Henceforth all churches will lx* maintained hy the I , faithful. The benedced clergy will continue to receive stipends until July | 1, after which they will be paid ' pensions The property necessar/ to the celebration of public worship will he ceded to the clergy engaged In re ligious work who continue as hitherto, hut all others must obtain authoris ation. All -the religious property which Is proved to helon* to private I Individuals, either Portugese or foreign will be respected. ItrlUsh and other foreign seminaries w ill be allowed to I remain, but persons connected with the ] seminaries will not be allowed in tho streets In clerical g;irb. As five Catho lic will be no longer lie the Mat-» re-i liglon. Priests may marry. In case of death, pension*- will revert to the1 parents, widow or children. Kick on Foam German Court Rules Giving All Foam and No Beer Is Punishable by Imprisonment. I Mt'KICH, April 19. Serving short measure in beer nntl the deception of the public by filling ‘‘steins'’ and "scl delB" with froth so as to form what Is I popularly known as a ‘‘collar," has ! Just been Judged an offense punish 1 able by Imprisonment by the Criminal j Court here. The tenant of a gigantic beer house, j who was charged with defrauding the 1 public In this way was sentenced to 1*1* v eeks in Jail and n fine of |75h, I and five of his waiters to terms of j from one to three weeks In Jail. [ Evidence showed that if has be ! eome customary to serve glasses of i beer In which the liguor did not reach tho legally stamped tnnrk Indicating | tho proper measure, the drinking ves sels being filled with froth. Public indignation led to the suit, which was in-.tltuted by several cus tomera. Jt lasted more than five month*. . WNNON PAPERS Attacks Them in Speech Opposing the Canadian Reciprocity Treaty. WASHINGTON, n r. April r< \ bitter denunciation of newspaper In fiuenee in connection with the fight .over free print paper legislation dtir ■ ing the last national campaign was made by former speaker Joseph O. Cannon In a vigorous speech In tho , Mouse to-day In connection with his oppodtlon to tl.e Canadian reeiprocl j ty bin, wi INSTRUCT POSTMASTERS. Bella!re and Wellsburg officials to Go to Grsfton Bank. Special T iaj.^trr, t*,0 totei;|**n-»r. OKAFTON. W V*. April 19 Fri day baa l>e*«n de*iKnnte,| a* the day | for the posimnaters al Wellsburg and llellalre to route to the <; raft on postal I bank to receive Instruction aa to the operation of the Institution The two I new banka In the mentioned towns »pen May drat, and the postmnster* will tie Instructed hero In plare of go- j Ing to Washington. Woman Smuggler Repents. I WASHINGTON*. April |» \ i woman Mitutiglcr, conscious stricken,! I sent lo Secretary McVeggh todav a ten dollar bill, with the suggestion i that the treasury Invite contribution-, 'of that sort and relieve many a rest I leas sou! of a burden l The woman, signing herself "I, 1) ,*• wrote from ftgllltnore. j Contributions to the fund of "con science" on the treasury book*, be gun In Iftll, now totals 9420 onn Hurt Firs* Day In Min*. *|er|a1 I ftspetrti t„ the l„«*|t|>rn.-wr FAIRMONT. W Va. April 1»» - Sanford Morris, a young man front : Simpson, la at tba Miners' hospital with his left fool amputate,| and hi* I right llmh broken i„ two place* Ve« 1 lerdav wa* his f1r*t day lit the mine*, and he waa caught hv a fall of sla'c’ | Woman End* Llf*. Fpe* t ,| l'l* ,i . to the |, .. Ift’NTlNOTON, AV. V*. April 19 -| AVord ha* I-, -n recetyrd here by John Strait of the suicide o,* ht* daughter, Mr* flr.up. at Montgomery, W Va I Itefalls are lacking ▼ •••r*„ gutter y>ms I I" Tatlt tilt April It <,tc, I , <" rear* a erw.pepcr editor 1ft this city atvt w'Uel, d *.t to nijhf vtr ta.. ke t* the f„u^| v..!.”!. •*■* r"'«,rT ,r ,h« nit-tem* Sttlmil Irgiir club; , St.trla* I J, I M*r?r *'"* * *< -o snd Hen-' l.md it. »rspher in IS* stats i *•>• ,*« of representatives. 4 Ohio Passes Canal Bill PROJECT TO AID LAKES TO RIVER CANAL GOES THROUGH SENATE. Third State to Endorse—Commission Completes Inspection of Rout*. Spei-isl*Pisj ntrh to the Tntellleen-er. COLl'MIH'S. O . April IP.—The Ohio senate today passed by a unanimous vote the bill to permit counties through which the proponed lalcea to the Ohio river canal will pass to ex tend financial aid. The action of Ohio makes the third state. West Virginia and Pennsylvania having already acted: Complete Inspection. PlTTS’MCPO. April 10 —After three day -i’ Inrr-stljMtlon of the proposed latke Erie and Ohio ship canal project and the Pittsburg Hood commission plan for Hotel prevention, members of the national waterways commission. Senators Tlurton. Lorimer and Clarke, and Congressmen 1). S. Alexander, of New York, and Frederick C Stevens, of Minnesota, left to-night for Wash-1 Ington Muring the stay here the commls-1 sinners visited the watersheds, of fho Allegheny nr Parker and Tlewed the proposed sites for reservoirs with vhlch to Impound the spring freshets To-day a special train was provided 1 by the chamber of rnmmi-m> and th*11 flood com IB I-‘slnn which took the com mission fo A htnbuln over the vicinity of the proposed canal route The commissioners displayed Intense Inter rst In the project hut pointedly an 1«e«l. (lie only feature the members having to observe being the feasibility of the plan Rain On Trip. Ilergtiae of a dmnehlng rain that fell all day the eotnmlsaloners did not visit Indian creek, one of the prod l*osed canal terminal* at Ashtabula harlmr. but an Inspection of the har bor was made from a tug. Penal or Horton assured the flopd commission. hnwcTer. that he would come from his home In Cleveland some time soon and bring Senator Wm. Ablen Smith, a member of the con-mission who was ■ not on this trip, and also Congress man ptevdns, end visit the Indian creek site. '"i the way la laMafeata stops, wore made i# ltenver. Rochester , Youngstown. \||.- *nd Warren. O. where delegations joined the lilts-1 burgers ATTACKS Berger Insists It Is Old Fashioned 1 sod a Hindrance to the Coun try’s Growth. WASHINGTON. T> C. April Id.— Representative Merger. Rorlallst. ' wants t’ongr «* to have power to call < a constitutional convention. Today h« Introduced a resolution proposing sn amendment to the comtltutlon. granting that authority and iharacler-l lre,| the constitution as •antiquated and obsolete •• "Our constitution," said Mr. Merger. "Is realty a hindrance to any reason-, able growth In our public life, nnd It should h- changed Th.-re Is no other i •-sample in history of a frown up na- i flon being romts-lled to weer the ! awaddllm.- clothes of childhood '* tub watrani W<st»rn Bsnnsytvsnts *s4 OMe - C1m,4 y T‘.i.r.<t»v wttb m <4s-sts to brisk K.rtlvte waits; M|S< f*| _w*e Virginia -Cl.iulj, sn4 cooler as Thurso*/, Friday fair. . Vole for Bonds Wetzel County Electric Road Propo sition Carries by Big Majority. F pedal Dispatch to tlie InteUlgen »r. | NEW MARTINSVII.EE. W. Va.. April 19.—The proposition to bond Magnolia district, this county, for' $100,000 for the construction of an electric railru-id front this city to Mld dlcbqiirtie, carried to-rtgy by a big ma jority at the election. The road will , be part of a system to connect tho river front with Clarksburg and a warm fight is In progress between this city and Slstersville, both of which towns seek the river terminal. The majority given in the election to-day, was 720 for the bonding and 84 against In Magnolia district, while the vote in New Martinsville proper was 017 for anil 27 against. The vote was divided as follows: Precinct. K„r. Against I -V M. < ourt House.;•:] s Brooklyn .1ST || X M. Hose House,....... li:» 7 i Helen <*lty. ,M 37 la wman . 5.1 *.) "Batata . 73* gi On Saturday a bond election Is to bo held on the proposition In Ells worth district. Tyler county, the Mid dlobonrne district, they voting on 9125,000. si ;t Officer* for toe Nest Three Year* , Cho*en by Son* of Revolution. WASHINGTON, April 19.- General ' ottlcers of the Sons of the Revolution to aerve during the ne* throe years 1 were elected at th- triennial con voli tion of tb’ organizitlin here today. I j Edmi nd We'more, of Nwv York, was , chosen president; Juni-s M. Mon! goniery. w Him, vic • president; I ( Representative John V, Weeks, u.n saehuscttA. second vice-president; I ICev. Hr. Knndnlph II. McKiin. district 1 of Columbia, chaplain general; Wm. 1 Llbbey. New Jersey, secretary; Htch ard M. Cadwallader, Pennsylvania, treasurer; (ieorge F.. Pomeroy, nhlo. registrar, and Marshall Haywood. , North Carolina, historian. a com-,, mtttee will b<* appointed to consider erecting here a statue to Francois ' Marquis do i.rasee Antiiltv, a French ' officer, who fought In the American revolution. HURT WHEN AUTO HIT POLE Parkersburg Man Victim of Serious Accident. Special tbspateh f.» the Intelligencer. PARK KKHItr lilt. VV. Va . April 1<> Upending down Murdoch avenue In Mecrhwood lute last ntght, ihe auto drlvsn by Kenner 11 Stephenson, s ! prominent young business man, struck a telegraph pole and was , wrecked Mr Stephenson was thrown out and rendered unconsclnua, hut 1 soon recovered The auto caught j fire and burned tip The machine was worth fS.Oon. FATAL STORM One Killed out Othe-s Injured Ini Storm In Kentucky. LFXfV'iTtiV. Ky. \pril 1*» One j person wav killed, several others wefts I severely Injured and large property | damage was wrourtH by a wind and rain storm that swept over Central Kentucky todsy. MAN E MOOTS SELF. Kj III t H af>v f c|| fn Ihe fntelllgencer CLANKFHCRCJ. W Vs. April l» ^ Idm man Maxwell, a resident of Hod i drldge county, while handling a gun. k'-cMentally shot hlrusMf. and Is In a a« rlous condition Three brother* from hers wers summoned borne. i Improved Artificial Gas At 40 Cents Per Thousand Fall Breaks Neck Weston Man Tumbles Down Flight of Stairs to Death. Fprrisl Dispatch to the Intelligencer WESTON. W. Va.. April 19.—Thos. J. WofTindon fell headlong down a flight of stairs in the Citizens’ Bank ! building here this afternoon and ' broke his neck. He was dead when found. Woflindon, who was a hus band and father, was the son of James Woflindon, once a well-known newspaper man and the editor of a paper In Weston. Reciprocity Under Fire j CANNON LEADS ATTACK ON NEW AGREEMENT. List Would Reduce the Revenue From Tariff Over Ten Mil lions. . -i _ WASHINGTON, D O.. April 19.— Former Speaker Cannon, Hanna, of' North Dakota; Nelson, of Wisconsin,! and Sloan, of Nebraska, attacked the Canadian reciprocity agreement in tho debate on the reciprocity bill In the House to-day. Some rapid fire i speeches were made by Republicans Irv opposition to the bill In reply to 'Re speeches made by the Democratic dnd Republican supporters of that I measure, headed by Representatives 1 Underwood and McCall. Speaker Can non discussed the fight in the last na tional campaign over tho free print paper bill whieh had been introduced by John Sliarpe Williams, of Missis sippi. then leader of the Democratic party In the Hons.- Mr r,.. ferred to the House supporters of the reciprocity bill as "a Tammany and Dixie combination against the welfare r>f the country." Tile general dehate oti the reciproc ity measure will continue to-morrow, but Chairman Underwood, of tho ways and means committee, will en deavor to get the bill before the House under the fivr-mlnutc rule be fore adjournment. The majority report of the ways nnd means committee on the so-called farmers' free list bill, submitted to the House today by Chairman I'nder wood. is a merger of Democratic po Ifticai argument and an analysis of the proposed duty exemptions. The report shows that the bill would reduce the tariff revenue 110. M6.495. based on the Importations for ihe last fiscal year, an amount de- j icribed as "Inconsiderable in eompar- I ison with the great saving and advant tges to all of onr people from the ad ditions to the free list provided for." Two Families Judden Death of Octogenarian Re-j vealed Dual Life He Led Half Century. CHICAGO, April 19. Two men met <May at tho inquest over Michael H 'hern, S3 years old. a former i^nl •state dealer of Creeton. la., and earned that Abren for fifty years had >ecn the father of two large families, teither of which knew th»‘ existence of he other. At the Inqpeyt each of the two men Hepped forward and indenttfied the >odv as that of his father. A con them died suddenly at a Chhleago iotcl on Tuesday. The sons who met oday for the firs* time are Wm. them Bn years old. who lives in 'hirago nnd Matthew Ahern, of Cres on. In.. 40 years old. Not Guilty. SKW ORI-KAXS. April 19—A ver llct of not guilty In the Hornet fill watering ease was declared by a Jury n the United States Clreuit court ate today In the trial of J. \V. Iteer. ormer owner, ar.d Captain .Charles lohnaon, former master of the steam •r Hornet, charged with violating the lentrality laws In reonertln.i with the ecent Honduras revolution. ENGINEER BAEHR STATES THAT IS WHAT CAN BE DONE. Enormous Waste of Gas and Labor at the Present Plant. BOARD OF CONTROL AND ITSCON* TRACT TO THE CHICAGO EXPERT. Interesting Talk With Mr. Baehrw Gas Plant a Valuable Property. The Board of Control has taken the first step toward the rehabilitation of the city gas plant by closing a con tract with Mr. William H. Baehr, con sulting engineer of Chicago. Mr. Baehr is to design a new plant, and to supervise the construction of same. Mr. Baehr is a very eminent engineer and has had some fifteen years' ex perience in the construction and op eration of gas plants. For a number of years he was superintendent for the I.arlede Oas company of St. Louis. Recently he established his own en gineering firm at Chicago, andi he is now expert adviser for the City Coun cil of Buffalo, for the Public Service Commission of Chicago, and for a number of other important interests. Mr. Baehr left fbr Chicago last night, and very soon will advertise for bids for the construe!ion of the new plant along the lines he has proposed. Speaking to a reporter of the Intelli gencer yesterday, Mr. Baehr said: "I have not the slightest doubt that with a properly eohstrneted plant we may be able to manufacture and de liver gas to customers in the city of Wheeling at a cost of nqt more than forty cents per thousand cubic feet. This will cover every Item of expense, except Interest on the Investment and depreciation. Thus your city gas plant can either reduce Its cost to customers, or it can nccutnuiate In a few years a very large surplus that will enable It to extend its mains. In crease the number of its customers and make it an enormously valuable property for the city. The gas which wo will be able to furnish from the new* plant will bum with a clear white light, and will be superior in every respect, either to the natural gas that is now used by a good many people, or to the present artificial gas. It will have an illuminating capacity of nee.ii .1 mnui'i |H>ncr per euoic loot, against about 16 candle power which Is now given by the coal gas." | "Don't you think it would have I been practicable for the city to have 1 purchased natural gas. Improved lta 1 mains, and distributed natural gas to \ its consumers at a price to compete with the natural gas company?" asked the reporter. "No,” said Mr. Baehr, "and for a number of reasons.” Cost of Repairs. "The city gas plant's service pipes and material have been •constructed for n pressure of about one ounce. Natural gas could not bo put through these mains and pipes at that pres sure. Natural gas Is generally distil bnted at a pressure of about 8 ounces, i and.to reconstruct the entire system I »f mains, service pipes and meters I to make them suitable for natural I r.is would cost approximately $20nt. I imvo.oo In vies- of the fnet that the ) supply of natural gas Is certain to ' diminish, as the competition for it become* kpencr, I do not think Ih# , city of Wheeling would have been instilled In going to this expense as a business preposition. "Another thing Natural gas la al most odorless. A leak from It la ex eedlngly difficult to detect, and therefore It Is high})' dangerous. Even »lth the greatest care In reconstruct ing the old plant for natural gas pur poses, we would be almost certain lo have leaks and defects develop, ind any one of these might cause an ■xploalon. costing mnny lives and de stroying considerable property. I s-otild no? wish to undertake the moral risk of putting natural gas Into 'he city's mains and service pipes, mprove them as much as we might, ' tor do I think there is any necessity 'or it. 1 propose to equip a gas plant liere In the city that will furnish a bright, clear, pure light of superior Itiallty at a coat not exceeding forty •enfs per thousand cubic feet. I do not mean that the city will sell It 'or that pr'ce. but they will tie able »lther fo sell It at very close to forty *ents. or to make a very handsome (Csntlnasd on Tenth Psgs.) Terse Telegraphic Tips TRENTON. N. .1 -Oowarnor Wood o»- Wlleon won a hard fought victory oday when the Motive of the Aaarmhly >* ed finally the law providing for id lea I reform In election method* In ■Jew Jer-ev known a* the (Jet.in lection hill. TACOMA. Wa«h—I. Knntaon to lay fell a even atorlea to the concrete ■a*onicnt of an otflce building and tea cnljf alightly hurt At the flrat lonr he eraahdd through aotne one nch hoard*. NEU YORK Victor Palmer, a onng Inventor. w»a killed early to lay In hie home |»y Ihr lateat device ic had evolved, an appliance to keep 'al*r In a haih tub at an even fern erainre PORT WAYNE- Henry Trough, a armer of I .ail range, Ind . haa Invent d *220 at the rate of lid an Inch for unian akin, he buying It from neigh ora to replace that be loat tn a fire KANSAS CITY Recauae hla wife imd for divorce. C A Harbor ahot nd killed bln w fe and fatally wound d hlmaelf at the residence of hla itother Indaw In thla city today PARIS Parte retain* It* poaltlon aa ho third Urgent city U the world. • I the census taken h.st month showing a populatl n ..f ?.<U6.:»S6. The figures In 1*06 sere 1.763.1*3. r.ANHIVO—Tli* senate today hy n ; ntellratly rnamltuoua vote killed Ow» I by the Hoang r r •hlMtlng eorp«rn| punishment In the J state prison*. WARRINGTON — President Taft . has signed a proclamation setting aside 301.360 acre* of land In Hum holt county. Nevada, as the Santa Ro«a national forest f.Ot'jRVIl t>'. Four year old KlalO Snyder thrust her head through tha fence nslinffs to see a turkey In an adjoining vsrd and stranced to death. oHtvrno v r John w Roc**, the oldest known survivor of the Seminole war In Florida, died here yesterday ASMFVJId.F, yfrs. Hattie Fot and her Mind husband perished this morn ing when a store hul'dtng tn which they Jived was swept hy flame* CHICAGO Threw Ice c earn eon corn* sere Indicted today for selling impure cream GRAND RAPID* Detween «gen ' > trtM ..n a atrike here todav for a w«go adrsac%_ •