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ON HOME PAGE v. •• MARKET EDITION VOL. 2.—No. 24 THE WFVTHER: Fair. RICHMOND, VA, FRIDAY, FED. 24, 1911. 10 PAGES. Cl 17 X4IIM .... I IfM Mat* Mlllw... .9 «'•••* ■7 Mail «*• Tmi. RM 1 WILL WAGE WAR FOR PURE ELECTORATE IN OLD VIRGINIA Tenth Annual Convention of Anti-Saloon League Closes its Session DELEGATES GO HOME TO CLEAN UP THINGS FOR GREAT BATTLE State-wide Enabling Act As sured and Fight is Now to Enforce Registra tion Laws BY U S. COTTKKDD. i SUIT Correspondent.) NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. Feb 24.— The tenth annual convention of the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, pro nounced by all the Urgent and most Important gathering ever held by the organisation. Is now a nutltur of his tory—and there are thousands who believe Its work will make history In old Virginia during the next eighteen months., The slogan of the convention when It convened on Tuesday was "Virginia I>ry"—when it adjourned Thursday night another slogan had been added —"Virginia Clean." Clean up the registration frauds, graveyard voting, and all the other tll-smelMng orders »<i pregnant with evil and so alarmingly like those of other and worse day* In the history ; of the StUtr The convention of 1911 will live in i the memory a* "the great convention.' Its membership far exceeded fifth—4m7 having actually registered. It wa* a body such as any State or nati *n , might well be proud of. It was pos ■eased of firm convictions, and was not afraid to voice them: of high I Ideals- and a firm determination to achieve them. Not many hours after th.> conven tion assembled it became evident that J its delegates meant business from the i jump - that nothing but State-wide | and a general clean up of Virginia would satisfy the people. Hence In terms unmistakable It ' demanded a referendum <*n the liquor ‘ <iue»tlon and not even a novice In po-1 lltlcal affairs In Virginia now doubts that It will get It. Us legislative I committee la Instructed to demand j such laws as will jail the pad dor of j the registration (lata- and half the j men who go to the next legislature i probably will carry bills along with them to that effect. It doni.thit* mat j dry territory shall be protected from ■ the Inroads of the mail-order houses I by a resolution directing Its legislative ■ committee to procure the passage of j a measure making the place of de- j livery of whiskey the place of sale. Stand Shoulder to Should**. An effect of the convention work, which will become immediately atp ■ parent according to the best informa- I lion obtainable, will be more practical and effective work f»r the temperance | cause. Where speeches were once made and then forgotten, earnest w >rk to arouse the voters by personal appeal will be the program. More men will be placed in the held 1 ban ever before. More temperance ’literature wfi4 fc* •ciroiMu'sed' ‘and the various branches of the work will be brought to the highest state of etllcien cy. The resolutions ns to the querying of candidate* will not only bring out how the candidates stand on ihe en abling act but will bring out their views on the great question of a pure elector- j ate, the sine qua nor. of the sltua- ’ lion, is being readily grasped, thut with out an honest enforcement, of .he con stitutional requirements of the State as to registration remedial and reforma tory legislation on the liquor or any other question will be wetl-nlght im possible. Delegates to the Convention and the people of the State will now »>e Inter ested in the selection of a State super intendent to All the place from which I>r. Cannon has retired. This selection will be made at a meeting of the Exe cutive Committee to be held early In March. Closing Scenes. During the closing hour* of the con vention much of interest was packed in a small compass. The churches and temperance or ganizations of Jtoanoke extended a', cordial invitation to the league to meet in that city in 1912 and the In vitation was referred to the executive committee for action. Questions of finance were briefly touched on in open convention and Mr. R. 8. Barbour, of South Boston, offered to contribute 11,000 If five others would do likewise or If five j organisations would do so. The offer remains open. An interesting feature of the clash over the adoption of the legislative committee’s report was contained In a part of the speech of Dr. Hatcher which escaped some at the time, , when he said that the report of the committee was the ablest utterance on the temperance question he had ever j read. It Is not often that a minister is in vited to "ask the blessing” when In- : vlted to dismiss a congregation but that Is the way Governor Mann Put , It In requesting Rev. Mr. Dadmun to dismiss the closing session of the \ league, and. while a “slip of the ton gue,” It wasn’t a bad idea. min emu VALPARAISO. CHIU, Feb. 24.—A ■core of persons were killed to-day and forty Injured when a passenger train Jumped the track pear the Bra den copper mines and rolled down a steep embankment. Three Ameri cans ana among the Injured. v RKV. K T. WKI.LFORO, D. D. Elre(pi) I'rraMfit of Aitl-Saloott Uawp of Vlrvlala. REV. E.T.WELLFORD MADE PRESIDENT rB(HII>E>T PBE»B»TEH»A% >*■ VINK IIEAIIB A>T|.S*L1I«> I.KACIF. nr AIHI.IMA. UNANIMOUS CHOICE A mi.IT ANT BKHIIP.B OF TIIK OR GANIZATION HAS I AEJPEIT ru honor n. a« kii tpon HIM. BY L. 8. COTTRELL, f Staff Ceri-esoondent j NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. Feb. 24.— E. T Wellford. Z> I>. pastor of the First Presbyterian church of New port N>wj since 1SS2. and one of the most comma eding figure* In hi* de nomination in Virgin:* a* well as a militant member of the Anti-Saloon League *tnee It* organisation tru yes terday afternoon elect'd by unamlmousj vote amid trre.it enthusiasm to the presidency of the League. The election was a genuine surprise to l>r. Well ford and he waved the indulgence of the League for a few days that he might pray over the matter and »ec whether or not th« multiplicity of present du ties would permit him to accept the affw. . - - ■ .■ i Rev. F Wellford, P I*., wn* bom in lSTh In Gloucester county, Virginia, but hi* boyhood and early manhood days were spent In Richmond, where his father. Hon. 11. R. Wellford. was for many veers judge of the City Cir cuit Court of Richmond. Coming to Newport New s in 1892 j to a little handful of ITe*b> terlaris he | has butt up one of the strongest' cUudclie* in‘the State: A manly man a sane man. he has never been known to he on the wrong side of any of the great questions before the pubic or to f all to give prompt expression to hts conviction*. A strong man he Is re spected by peope of a denomination* ] and it Is the sentiment of Newport News people, as It was ofthe Con vention. that it woud tie a misfortune should be be unable to acept the- office, to. which he.hp.s been elected, pr. Well ford Is an author of note, his principal work having been a work on the legal aspects of the trial of Jesus, the Christ, proving that l lie Saviour had been lynched. He Is also the author of that Inspiring temperance song, which, sung to the strains of Dixie. was an uplift to the Convention. The report of the committee on nom inations was adopted unanimously at a late hour Thursday afternoon, the other officers named being as follows: Vice-Presidents—Rev. W. W. Smith. LL. D„ Lynchburg: Mr. I*. V. P. Con way. Fredericksburg; Qov. W. H. Mann, Richmond; Rev. J. R. Ellis, Elk tem; Rev. W. C. Campbell, D. P., Ro anoke; Rev G. S. Rowers. Winchester; Prof. J. T. Henderson, Rrlstol; Hon. A. T. Lincoln, Marlon; Mr. George W. Hnwxhursf. Falls Church; Hon. A. F. Thomas, Lynchburg. Secretary—Rev. J. D. McAlister, Richmond. Treusurer—Mr. 8. P. Jones, Rich mond. Attorneys—Walter Sydnor, Esq.. Richmond; Thomas Whlteheud. Esq., Amherst. State Executive Committee—Rev. H. P. Atkins, Richmond; Rev. James Can non, Jr., D. P. Hlaekstone; Rev. T. McN. Stmpson, P. P.. Lynchburg; Rev. W. C. Taylor. D. D„ Petersburg: Prof. F. P. Dunnlngton. University of Vir ginia; Rev. Thomas Semmes. Rich mond; Rev. W. Asbury _ChHsttan, D. (Continued on Ninth Page.)_ GOVERNOR MANN TELLS OF YEARS OF SERVICE Addressing Anti-Saloon Convention, He Clearly Defines His Position on the Temperance Question NEWPORT NEWS. VA., Feb. *4.— When Governor William lfodges Mann ascended the platform lael night to take the chair a« presiding officer of the closing session of the tenth annual convention of the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia he was given an enthusiastic greetings. Rev. Henry P. Atkins, p. D„ the retiring president of the leatue, whose criticism of the Governor for failure to come but “loud and strong" for the Strode enabling act last winter had caused consider* able comment, save the Governor a cordial greeting to the platform. Af ter some detel' business had been dis patched, Dr Atkins, saying that he desired there should be no misun derstanding as to exactly what he had said in his address, read an ex tract from his address of Monday Bight, giving his rsfernce to the Oov (Con tinned on Inst pngs.) RAILROADS OF COUNTRY DENIED RATE INCREASE; WILL CONTINUE FIGHT Will Appeal to New Commerce ^Court and Fight for o Time ADVERSE DECISION MEANS YEARLY LOSS OF SOME $27,000,000 Decision of Interstate Com merce Commission Adverse to the Railroads, of Both the West and East WA SHI \ < .TON, Fob. 24.— tliairmaii Jiulwm C. Clements, of the Interstate Commerce Com mission, following tlie announoe mem la-re of the action of the stock markets. wrote out and »u thorixed |>uMkwUon of tlie fui iowint; "Chairman Clements, of the Interstate Commerce Coinniis Mon, said that no redactions in rates lutvc been ordered tu tite Haetorn and Western ad tanned rate (arts. "TIhi ixtuunMon simply stop jssl certain proposed aueancee. Three divisions do not reduce r**\ muts of carriers to tlie amount of one WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—"Fight" was the watchword of railroad repre sentatives here to-day. following their (-rushing defeat In too great rate bat tle at the hands of the Interstate Commerce Commission yesterday. They will fight. ih*> declared, as long as there la a possibility of ap peal. They hope that the. decision of the commission preventing them from in creasing rates on a single commodity wit! be reversed by a higher body, but at the least, they said, they will Invoke the law with such effect that rate reductions will be postponed per haps for several years. Apply to New Court. The first move probably will be taken within the next few .says, when the railroads will apply to the new commerce court for an injunction nullifying the decisions. This appeal will unquestionably be made before March Id, when the commlaoion de clared, that unless new. arid lower schedules have been filed, it will fig rates for two years. Whether the commerce court will grant the injunction practically tying the hands of the commission, is a question on which authorities radically differ. "If the commerce court fails us.' declared the railruad attorneys. we will carry the case to the supreme court of the United States. There w« will apply for an Injunction against the commission, or the court of com merce, or both. We will produce evi dence to prove that these rate in creases are necessary in order to enable us to conduct our business properly." ... May Mean Long DelSf. Government officials familiar with legal procedure said to-day that the legal obstacles which attorney* for the carrier* can put in the way of the effectiveness of the decisions may de lay them Indefinitely. Alleged trusts, they said, have held up final action by th«. courts for and seven, years, Ldso in 'Both < *mv The Interstate Commerce Commis sion decides against the railroads In both the Has torn and the Western cases. The decision, eagerly awaited by roads and shippers alike, was handed down late yesterday after noon. Proposed advances In class freight rates in official classification territory, aggregating among all the railways In the territory approximate ly Itl.OdO.OOO a year, were disap proved by the commission. In the case Involving the Increases by the railroads in Western trunk line ter ritory the commission also declined to approve the proposed advances In commodity rates. The carriers In both cases are re quired to cancel on or before March 10 their advanced tariffs and restore their former rates, which are the rate* now In effect. If thl* requirement be not complied with, the commission will issue a formal order suspending the proposed advances and putting Into effect the existing rates for at least two years. Ordered to Reduce Ratos. in the case of the railroad commis sion of Texas against the Atchison. Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway and other carriers, known popularly as the Southwestern rate case, the commis sion declined to disturb the commodity rates or the first class rates com plained of. The defendants are order ed, however, to reduce the second class rates, which were increased from tl.ll to 11.2*. to 91.25. On the re maining classes the defendants are re quired to restore the rates In effect before the increased rates were pub lished. The decisions were in the nature of a surprise to railroad officials and other experts who had followed close ly the .proceedings, a majority of whom believed the commission would WHAT THK SHIPPER!* SAY. John M. 14cm. arrrrUr! 1111 ■iHa nianfulnen’ 1«oHiIIi*i The derialoa In a hi* triumph lor thr buotncon an, **» asked lha roadi to reefer with ns, and It It wns only uktl the? refused that nr aoa*ht the Injunction. H. C. Harlow, tratlir dlractor, Chicago Anaoalatloa of I'om marrai Ua Mlrto tha daalnloa waa jontldad aadar tha showing rnada by both aldoa. William Did Hayalc. counsel llltnota Maaofartarrr,' Aaaorla tteai I think It la a fair drrlaloa. It la a rlrtorj for tha shippers bat It la a * malar rlrtory for tha ultimata aoaaamar. tha man who raally para tha fral*ht. ROADS MtBT SPEND LESS. Tha daalaloa will ba a *raat blow to tha railroad*. I do aot aaa how aomo of tham will *at aloa*.—tJ. F. Baer, praaldaat of tha Philadelphia and Readln* Hallway. Thera am oaly two wars wo ran rad ora expanses aad we will hava to redaea eipense*— and they •»• to hur Iran matarlal aad pay I aaa for what wo *al.— Ilanlal Willard, proaldrat of tha Baltimore aad Ohio Railroad. The able railroad maaaaera will nooa leara to larraaao their net rereaoeo hr Oalaotlde man agement • • • aad by maintain ing or lower!a* rates they will aeeura larraaao la the roluma of hoalaeaa. ■ Lenin D. Bmadela, who opposed the laeraaaa la rates. it rant aomo Increase to the Western line*. If not to tha Bast.’rn. Attorneys to Meet. A meeting of the executive officers and general counsel of the railroads In the official claaeiflcation territory was called to-day for next Monday In this city. At that time It will tie de termined what action shall be taken by the railroads regarding the deci sion of the Interstate Commerce Com mission in the freight rate cases. BEARS, TAKING COE fimsin a a ■ n • m.uaisis come to resole i> SHORT TIME A X» HELLISH feeuxo i» m * x:re*T. REALLY NOT SO DARK ALL THE ROADS SHOWN TO HE PROSPEROUS AND IfO OCCA SION FOR ALARM. Chaoses Prteea Stocks up to I P. ,M. Stocks *-5 Amal. Copper . 614 ! Atchison .......... HI* ! Reading .159 4 So. Pacific . 119 Vi ■ V. S Steel Com. *1 i C. and 0. 95 4 ’ ft*. Paul .: : 127 1 Sew -York Central .111 4 I Northern Pacific ... 12* Lehigh Valley .1 *"‘4 Missouri Pacific ... 60V. I Erie Common . 31S i Wabash preferred. .404 i I P i 63U 102 V* 1524 114 4 71 la SI'S t?3*i 109 123 it: 66'* 29 36 <3 H 1P3V* 1544 116 774 61*4 10*4 123 4 174 56 *i 194 37 V* I NEW YORK. Feb. :4.—That the gen eral public is out of the stock market [ was shown by the manner in which a i bear raid that crumbled values was i checked to-day Taking advantage of i the refusal of the Interstate Commerce I Commission to permit the railroads to ! advance rutes the bears and their al ' lies forced values down, prices being off from five to seven points. There was a quick rush of financiers to rally the market with the result that from j the end of the first hour there was a ! real bullish feeling In the market with ! prices slowly moving upward. The fact that this happened In the | face of agrressive short selling and ; with one ofthe largest room traders trvlng to force a further break was ae ! cepted by the brokers as proof positive that the public Is out of the market and that the big financial Interests see no reason for u financial panic at this time. Througout the day houses supposed 1 to represent the Important banking In 1 terests were consistent buyers w hlte the financial lot buying, coming from the Interior cities, waa larger than in months. Railway men generally ad mitted there was no reason for values to be depressed as dividends will be kept up and there will be no default on bonds. Excited at Opening. Just how little It takes to start a slump In the stock market was shown during the first fifteen minutes of trad ing today, the beai^element. which Jins (Continued on Fourth Page.) SENTENCE HURRY * OELJJO OENTH AMERICAN CAPTURED BY MEXI CANS CONVICTED BYBEING REBEL SPY. SAN DIEGO, CAL*. Feb 24— Official advices from Tia Juana, acroaa the border in Mexico to day declare that Harry Doll, the American arrested as a rebel spy wee taken to Ensenada, convict ed of being an insurgent spy, and aantanoed to be shot, should the insurgents attack Eneenda Mexi can officials declared secretary of State Knox at Washington, would net be able to save Dell's life. LOHER FIGHT BIOCKSJSIHFSS His Friends in Senate Are Apparently in Ma jority FILIBUSTER MAY BE RESORTED TO Opponents May Force Extra Session by Delaying Leg islation While Fighting Illinoisian WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—Developing Into an apparent but not admitted fili buster. the struggle to eliminate Wil liam Lorlmer of Illinois from the United States Senate was resumed by Senator Beveridge ( Republican), of Indiana, shortly after that body con vened to-day. Flanked by Senators Root, of New York. Crawford, of South Dakota, Bur ton, of Ohio, Borah, of Idaho; Stone (Democrat), of Missouri; Owen, of Oklahoma, the Senator from Indiana seemed primed to speak Indefinitely, having taken up the discussion of the evidence at the point where he sus pended last evening after arguing for 3 1-2 hours. Stone, who was to follow Beveridge, had prepared "a little synop sis” of his remarks containing over 5,000 words. All efforts by Burrows (Republican), of Michigan, to fix a time for v«ri«« failed After much discussion of the situation. Vice-President Sherman said: "I think a senator may talk Into the air or at the air as long as he. pleases.” During the lunch hour, the Senate was almost deserted, but the galleries were still filled. Refuted roll calls were enforced to produce quorums— only five Senators having been present at 1.45 o'clock. It was practically ad mitted that asthc Senate stood, there was a majority in favor of I .o rimer, and hts opponents hoped to force the •ssue Into an extra session. Pleas r.f Senator Hale that the great appro priation bills were being blocked and that night sessions will be necessary all next week, went unheeded. Beveridge said that the investigat ing committee refused to accept the testimony of State’s Attorney Murray on the ground that it was hearsay evidence. He read from he case of Senator Clark, of Montana, to demon strate that the ruling was erroneous. He also read from the Smoot case to show that hearsay evidence and even rumors were freely admitted. The committee then had the same chairman and was largely composed of the same membership. Judging from the different action of the committee in these various cases, said Mr. Beveridge, "the impression is left that the action of the com mittee was based on the viewpoint of whose ox was gored.” Senator Owen, demanding a quo rum, said: "This 1# the most vital question that can come before this body. It not only affects the honor of this body, but the Integrity and preser vation of the government. The con tinued absence of Senators U surpris ing.” Beveridge replied: "The American people will under stand why Senators do not care to hear the real facts in this case. "I presume Senators have made up their minds and do not care to hear more. The Senator from New Hamp shire (Mr. Galllnger) said yesterday that 'we have the wtes,' and he construed that to mean that further debate Was useless." Mr. Beveridge reviewed in detail tJte testimony of Shepherd, Myers and Luhke. DIPHTHERIA SCARE AT JOHN HOPKINS BALTIMORE MD, Feh. 34.—Ow ing to the development of diphtheria in Johns Hopkins Hospital, the public wards have been closed to all visi tors. In fact, the hospital is practlcajlv under a quarantine. The outbreak of the llsease occurred In the nur sery. Two nurses are affected, as well as two students. All patients that are able to be re moved to their homes are being sent to the homes In ambulances. LEAGUE BROAD ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE ALL Basal Fact on Which Organization is Built is That it is Com posed of Temperance Workers of all Parties—An nual Report of Superintendent A feaure of the closing session of the tenth annual convention of the Vlr- j frlnla Anti-Saloon League was the read- j Ing of the annual report of the su perintendent, Kev. James Cannon, D. D. The Convention was especially 1m- i pressed with the last paragraph of the ' report emphasizing the basal fact that the Anti-Saloon Leagu's platform is tig enough to accommodate temperance ft orkers of every name. The report Is as follows: In making my report as superin tendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia ti is not my purpose to dis cuss the general conditions In the State as they affect the liquor traf fic, or to make any general recom mendation concerning policies. These questions have been considered at length In the legislative report of the league, ind will be passed upon by j the convention. My work as superintendent of the league has been chiefly directive, as it waa agreed that It should be when I accepted the position at the requeat of the executive ootSmMCee two years ago. I hsue given as much time as I possibly could gtv# to this work of the superlntendency, but X have al ways realized the Impossibility of measuring up to the full demands of the position In connection with my other work. My co 'aborers have been active and efficient, and my relation with all of them have been most brotherly and harmonious. We have had five regular workers during t^e past year. Brother Joh t A. Taylor was obliged to resign his position for personal rea sons the early part of the year We surrendered him with reluctaney, as he had gl/en the thought and indus try of a strcng personality to our work. Brother Charles E. Stuart was suddenly translated fiotn his militant warfare here to serve the Lord day and night in his temple. Your super intendent counted It to be a most fortunate day. for our cause when Brother .'tusrt decided to give him self to the work of our league, for when he decided to take this position \ of a district superintendent • of this league he gave htmself unreservedly to It rhe league hae never had a (Continued on Ninth SUMMERY BURNS; BIG LARUS PLANT BADLY DAMAGED Midday Fire Wipes Out Williams Plant and Makes a Wreck of Large Portion of Larus Establishment Near By HALF SCORE OF BRAVE FIREMEN HAVE VERY NARROW ESCAPES AND SEVERAL ARE SLIGHTLY INJURED Battle With the Flames Attended With Great Hardship anti Such Heroism Disp ayed as is Rarely Witnessed— Spectators Lift Ladder Carrying Doc tor to Injured Man FIREMEN INJURED. Charles Hlrschberg, hip dislo cated and bruJaeil. ClurlrM x-lunidt, oTurcome by smoke and nearly nilTuuiU'il. J. It. Angel, bruised about body by fall. Itlliie Smith and AUie Ikxxlr, onttmao by smoke. W. F. Tinsley, hurt on head by falling brick. Lives of many persons were en dangered early Friday afternoon and several accidents occurred to the flame lighters during a fire that complete ly destroyed the four-story brick building on the northeast corner of Twenty-first and Cary streets, used as a stemmery by F. V. Williams <v Company. tobacco manufacturers. When the flames had well gutteu this building they leaped to the root of the tobacco factory of Larue & Bro. Immediately In the rear, and running along Twenty-first street to Main, where the ofnees front, and In half an hour the rear section ot this factory was engulfed In water and flames. May Roach $100,000. While no definite estimate can be made until later, it la probable that the totai damage will reach 1100,000. Frank II. Wiliams, head of the Wil liams Company, places the value ci his stock and machinery in the steni mery at *23.000, and it la likely that the building, which belonged to Gran ville Valentine, iL Selden Taylor & Company, agents, was worth fully as | much. W. T. Reed, general manager [ of the Larus Company, was unwilling during the progress of the fire to es timate his loss, but it is certain to be not less than $25,000. The build ing la owned by the George Pope estate and is valued at *30,000 ap proximately. Both building and stock were fully insured. It Is stated. Starts In Drying Machine. The fire started about noon In u drying machine on the. first ttoor ot the stemmery of the Williams Com pany. and despite the fact that the automatic extinguishers were turned on, the blare immediately spread like wildfire through . the . dry tobacco. Manager R. G. Walker, in charge of the first floor, realizing the dan ger to the 150 or more colored men and women hands in the building, urged all to remain calm. He and Manager J C. Posher, In charge of the . second floor, then quickly ar ranged for the employes to pass out from the second floor to the roof of the one-story warehouse adjoining the building to the East and used by the same company. Badly frighten ed. the hands finally reached the ground by means of ladders. Schmidt's Narrow Escape. The firemen worked In constant peril because of the stifling and tut-, locating smoke and falling brick and timber. Many of them had narrow escapes from death and were rescued from their perilous plights only by quick thought and presence of mind on their ow npart or that of persons attracted to the scene. Charles Schmidt, of Truck Com pany No. 1, would certainly have lost hi# life but for the qulck-mlndedness of several boys on the roof of the Larus office. Schmidt had gone into the Larus factory and had become almost suf focated by the noxious fumes. Stag gering to a door, he fell unconscious In an areaway, with smoke and flames | enshrouding him. By the light of the flames through the smoke the i boys on the roof saw his prostrate ! form and shouted to the crowd in ; Twenty-Brat street to hand a ladder : up. that It might be put down for | resc uers to take Schmidt from cer : tain death. The crowd was quick to respond, and a ladder was hoisted ' from a truck with much difficulty i because of entangling und obstruct ing wires. it was speedily thrust down Into the areaway, and two men, a fireman and a colored man, went to Schmidt's t relief. Cheers went up when the res j cued fireman appeared on the roof ! of the office. Hale- the Doctor I'p, Schmidt staggered about on the* roof a moment und then fell, gasping ■ for berath. Calls for doctor.- were i shouted d '»n to the street. A lad i cler, too short by five feet to reach j the roof, rested against the wall. A. ! docor mounted the ladder and eg- ~ ! tended his arms upward, l.ut fhe men and hoys on the roof were unable to : reach them. Members of the crew In the street seized the ladder and raised it until the physician reached the roof. This performance was re peated when an ambulance doctor ar rived. The physicians found it nec essary to administer oxygen to Schmidt to save his life. Cheer after cheer rent tha air as the physician* l were raised to the roof. Slide Down Ho-e. I A number of firemen, among them Assistant Chief Raffo, In charge of | the East End. found themselves In ! a death trap, when four stories above the ground. They had been driven j from the Larus plant by smoke and ; flames and were descending a tire es f cape. At the fourth story they saw i bricks descending upon the lire es 1 cape landing, and knew it would be exceedingly dangerous to attempt -to j descend further on the iron steps. One by one they slid down the hose, whllo the crowd cheered. The firemen were Captain Thomas Davis, Lieutenant Herman Coeby, Lieutenant Walter Willard, Private Albert Reeves. Pri vate W. K. Tinslej. Private G. R, Mayo and Chief Raffo. The latter was the last to descend, and was most se verely used UP by the smoke and heat While, sliding down the hoae Tinsley was struck on the head by m, brick, but his heav y helmet saved him from serious injury, although he wa* considerably stunned. 3 , ..Physicians ■were called tvy attend ‘' ' j George Lee. Charles Hirschberg. hro i ther of Councilman John Hlrsvhberg; : Henry Carter and John Tignor, tnem jbers of truck, hose and steamer com ' panies, who were overcome by the sliding smoke. Hirschberg was also Injured in the aid dent to No, 3 truck on Main street. Blinded lly Smoke. Firemen Billie Smith and AW® I Goode, of Engine Company No., 7, . , iv* re blinded by smoke while operat i Ing the hose on the third floor of th* Larus factory, and for a while their lives were seriously imperiled. They ! finally found an exit from the build i ing by the east end, overlooking th® county Jail. They were pretty well overcome by smoke as they descended I to terra firma on ladders, j Firemen fought the flames on every I side and succeeded in saving the Wll ! Hams warehouse, at Twenty-second |(Continued on Fourth Page.> FIND DR. dll DUO PROMINENT YOUNG PHYSICIAN WITH WIDE ACQUAINTANCE, DIES SUDDENLY. Dr. Wallace D. Carr, a prominent young physician, was found dead In bed at his home, 3X1 North Harrison street. Friday morning. Death wa* due to heart disease. Dr. Carr wa* thirty-five years old. His sudden death came as a great surprise, for although members of hia family knew that his heart was not thoroughly sound and that he at times experienced trouble with It, yet he was able to be up and around m usual Thursday. . , Dr. Carr returned home at hi* usual hour Thursday evening, but re tired without seeing any member of the household. in the morning h* was found lifeless. Dr. Carr had a wide circle of ac quaintances. He was associated With Dr. Kdward M‘ (Afire and had an office at 409 East Grace street. The new* of hla death naturally has com* as ft. great shock. Dr. Carr Is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dabney Carr, two brothers, Dab ney J. Carr and William Carr, and ft sister, Mrs. Howard Davis, who I* th* wife of an officer in the army serving In the Philippines. Mrs. Davis I* with her husband. For some time Dr. Carr has a lecturer at th* University College of Virginia, of which ha a graduate. Re was with th* student body.