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VQIi. XXVI. NO. 11.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1907.
- PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Plan for Harmony.
3ETWEEN NATION AND STATES
Will Ask Roosevelt to Summon
BRING ORDER FROM CHAOS
Minnesota Executive Suggests Gov
ernors, Attorney-Generals and
Railroad- Commissioners Meet
President and Board.
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 16. (Special.)
A National conference of State "Gov
ernors. Railroad Commissioners and Attorney-Generals
to discuss the question
of railroad control with President Roose
velt and the Interstate Commerce Com
mission Is the suggestion made by Gov
ernor John A. Johnson, of Minnesota. He
advanced the idea today and probably
will follow It up with an official com
munication to the President.
Mr. Johnson agrees with the President
that great harm and confusion are likely
to come from state and Federal control
of railroad rates exerted at the same
time and over the same territory. He
does not believe that the states can re
linquish their control of traffic within
their borders, but does see the necessity
for harmony between the two systems at
this time. To this end, he believes that
a National gathering of- state and Na
tional officials can accomplish a great
deal In bringing about the adoption of a
comprehensive and harmonious pro
gramme. "I agree with the President," said he,
"that a thorough kjkJ-efficient supervi
sion of railroad charges by the National
Government would be the Ideal system,
entirely replacing state regulation. Prob
ably we will come to that some day. The
President has been credited with a desire
to confer wltH some Governors of states
on this question. It seems to me that
the best way to bring order out of chaos
will be for him to call a National con
ference or a congress of Governors, Attorney-Generals
and Railroad Commis
sioners to meet with the Interstate Com
merce Commission at some central place.
Such as Chicago, and discuss this whole
"I think the railroad men should have
a hearing. The most progressive of them
want Government control, they want It
effective and their views on the subject
would be valuable. The railroads are
more In need of Government regulation
to protect them from themselves than the
public needs It to protect them from the
CONFERENCE OX ALTON DEAL
President and Dencen Consult Mel-
len Going to White House.
WASHINGTON. March 16. Questions
affecting the railroad situation occupied
more or less of the attention of President
Roosevelt today. During the morning
there were ' informal talks with some of
his callers on the subject and a dispatch
came from President Mellen. of the New
York. New Haven & Hartford Railway
asking for an appointment. In the after
noon there was a visit from Governor
renecn and Attorney-Oeneral Stead of
Illinois. A semi-official denial was made
that the Governor and the Attorney-General
talked either finance or railroads.
Prom statements, however, which have
come from authoritative quarters pre
ceding the visit, the inference 1.3 drawn
that there was some reference to the Chi
cago & Alton deal, which figured promi
nently in the recent Harrlman investiga
tion by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. The President is known to be
availing himself of every opportunity to
become acquainted with the railroad sit
uation and the impression is general that
this question was discussed to some ex
tent by Mr. Deneen. The latter would
make no statement.
A rumor gained currency during the
To ran McAUon "You're thm ftiw
of the Fair, the foatarfRther of all th
babies In the world and the friend of
Bo they oao't beat you.
morning that the President intended to
issue a statement defining his attitude on
the relations of the Government to the
railroads. An impression to this effect
apparently got abroad from the fact that
the President has read to some of his call
ers extracts from his speeches and letters
bearing on some features of the railroad
question. These reports, however, proved
groundless and later it was , ascertained
that the President would not issue such
a statement today nor has he such an
idea in contemplation.
One of the President's callers was
James Speyer, of New York, head of
Speyer & Co. To many his call looked
significant, as it followed that of Wednes
day closely. It was Impossible to acer
tain from either the White House or Mr.
Speyer the purpose of the visit.
Mr. Deneen and Mr. Stead were with
the President for fully an hour. The'
Governor said he was at the White House
at the President's request to discuss "cer
tain questions," the nature of which ha
declined to disclose. After the conference
the Governor called on Senator Cullom
and later took a train for Chicago; Neith
er the Governor nor Mr. Stead would
make any statement regarding their in
terview with the President, the Governor
only admitting that nothing had been
agreed upon that would require Immediate
Mr. Deneen gave the newspaper men to
understand that he expected the Presi
dent to make a statement about the in
terview, but none was given out at the
White House. It was explained there
that the arrangements with the Governor
for his visit to Washington had been
made before the recent flurry in Wall
Tuesday the President is to have a con
ference with Mr. Mellen at Mr. Mellen's
Initiative. Mr. Mellen is one of the rail
road presidents with whom J. P. Morgan
asked Mr. Roosevelt to confer as to "what
steps might be taken to allay the public
anxiety as to the relations between the
railroads and the Government." So far as
ascertained at the White House, Mr.
Mellen Is the only one -of the presidents
who has asked for an interview and it is
not known here whether he represents
himself alone or all four of the presidents
named by Mr. Morgan. .
Mr. Mellen is well known to the Presi
dent and usually when he comes to Wash
ington he makes a social call on Mr.
Roosevelt. It was' said at the White
House that nothing had been heard from
K. H. Harrlman as to a proposed second
call on the President.
HEAR SPOKANE CASE MONDAY
Interstate Board Has Hard Problem
on Overland Rates.
CHICAGO, March 10. The complaint of
the City of Spokane, of discrimination In
freight rates from the Eastern cities, as
compared with rates to the Pacific Coast
cities, will be heard by the Interstate
Commerce Commission on Monday in the
United States Court in this city. '
A plea is made for the same rates from
Chicago to Spokane . as apply to Pa
cific Coast terminals, because Spokane
Is 400 miles nearer New York than the
Coast terminals. The Coast Jobber can
buy In New York or Chicago at the same
freight rate, but' Spokane must pay a
higher rate from New York than from
Chicago. The Hepburn bill, as interpret
ed by the Commission, will have a tend
ency to make many changes in existing
tariffs, and after wrestling with the prob
lem for more than a week the transconti
nental association adjourned until a com
mittee of the Western lines goes to Wash
ington to talk the matter over with the
Commission and gets an understanding
as to what the assoclalon can do in recon
ciling the two tariffs.
If one class tariff Is abolished and the
other is extended " to cover the entire
West, Spokane's complaint will not have
any basis as to class rates.
The case promises to be fought hard,
as Chicago will Interpose an objection to
making the rate to Spokane the same
from both New York and Chicago, as it
will increase the competition of the local
UPHOLDS THE TWO-CENT FARE
Xebraskan Attorney-General Heads
Off Interstate Loophole.
LINCOIN, Neb., March 16. Any charge
by a railroad company in excess of 2
cents a mile for passenger fare between
points in Nebraska; no matter whether
the intermediate line may be wholly with
in the state or not, is unlawful, according
to an opinion today by Attorney-General
Thompson. Since the 2-cent pas
senger fare law went into effect Attorney-General
Thompson received a com
plaint from a Lexington, Neb., man, who
said the Unioti Pacific agent refused to
sell him a ticket to Sidney, Neb., for
less than 3 cents a mile, -because the
road, in going from Lexington to Sidney,
ran for a short distance in Colorado, mak
ing It inter-stata traffic. The Attorney
General said he was advised the Burlng
ton was following the same policy be
tween Table Rock and McCook, where
the road runs partly in Kansas. Attorney-General
Thompson said he had pre
cedent for his ruling In a Pennsylvania
case, and added:
"I am of the opinion that .anyone who
offers to pay 2 cents a mile between points
in Nebraska and Is refused transporta
tion at that rate will have a valid cause
of action against the railroad company
refusing, regardless of whether its lines
are entirely within the state or not.
Anyone on board a train who tenders fare
at 2 cents a mile and is put off will
have good grounds for a damage suit."
To Tom Devlin "Yoa know aboat
eTerjthtDff In .city affairs and everybody
know all about yon, o why shouldn't
4ji pp n23 ' ' p '
THAW WILL NEVER
Every Road Leads tothe
FAMILY BELIEVES HIM CRAZY
Will Cause Confinement If Jury
HE HAS NO WAY OF ESCAPE
Mother Would Have Avoided Trial
by Sending Him Even to Mat
tcawan, but Threats ' of
NEW YORK; March IS. (Special.)
Whatever the jury may say as to the
guilt or innocence of Harry K. Thaw,
there is the best of authority for the
statement that the murderer of Stan
ford White will never again walk forth
under the . blue heaven a free man.
There are many ways In which the
jury may dispose of the case, but none
of these ways can mean freedom for
If the jury disagrees. "Thaw will go
back to his cell in the Tombs to await
another trial; if it finds him guilty in
any degree of murder or manslaughter,
there will be the inevitable appeal, the
confirmation of the verdict or a new
trial; and finally, in case any verdict
of guilty stands, an application for a
commission in lunacy by Thaw's coun
sel and his inevitable commitment to
Matteawan Asylum for the Criminal
If he . is acquitted on the ground of
insanity, the judge must grant a com
mission in lunacy, and that will mean
Matteawan; if he is acquitted outright,
thestate""will "have .no. further hoi
upon him, but the members of bis fam
ily will, and there Is abundant reason
for the statement that they will cause
his commitment to some sanitarium,
where he will spend the remainder of
his days under mild confinement.
It can be stated positively that the
mother and brothers of Harry K.
Thaw regard him as insane. They have
held this belief from the time when he
killed Stanford White, and it was their
purpose in the beginning to get him
committed to an asylum and thus avoid
his trial. They found, however, that
the hostility of District Attorney
Jerome was such that It was impossi
ble for them to get him committed to
any other . asylum than Matteawan
where he would be held in the degrad
ing confinement that is the portion of
a murderous lunatic.
Even with this knowledge, they were
any other asylum than Matteawan,
rather than to have him brought to
trial. Thaw, however, was able to
block this course. By his influence
with his mother and by the pleadings
of his wife, he managed to have his
demand for a public trial acceded to;
his mother yielded to him. because she
was brought to believe that he would
kill himself if she did not yield.
WILL READ AFFIDAVIT TO JURY
Jerome Xears End of Evidence, but
Defense Has Much More.
NEW YORK, March 16. Delphin M.
Delmas conferred with his associates in
the defense of Harry K. Thaw today,
mapping plans for the eur-rebuttal work
at the trial, which when resumed Monday
will be entering Its ninth week. Appli
cations were made today to the District
Attorney's office for several additional
subpenas for the defense. Probably the
greater part of next week will be con
sumed by the defense and the case may
not go to the jury until after March 25.
When court convenes Monday, Mr. Je
rome will present the last bit of evidence
he has for the prosecution. He will re
new his request of Friday afternoon that
Justice Fitzgerald admit the photographic
and carbon copy of the affidavit Evelyn
Nesbit is said to have made in Abraham
Hummel's office. This affidavit Mr. Je
WHAT THE BUSY LITTLE MAYORALTY BEE IS SAYING
To John B. . Coffey "Ttao people have
In you a valiant champion, nobody owns
you and nobody can ride you. It's your
rome contends is competent in order to
contradict the statement that Mrs. Thaw
was drugged and betrayed by Stanford
White.. In it the young woman is said
to have sworn that the stories concern
ing White were untrue and that Harry
Thaw beat her when she told htm that
there was no truth in the statement that
White had betrayed her.
Justice Fitzgerald, having permitted
Hummel and his clerk to testify as to
the making of the affidavit, evidently in
tends to allow Mr. Jerome to put the
papers in evidence and read whatever
of the contents he desires to go to the
Jury. ' i
Mr. Delmas said yesterday that the de
fense probably would offer no objection
to this. He referred to the "questionable
shape in which this evidence comes," and
apparently will content himself with the
attack -he made upon the credibility of
Hummel as a witness. Mr. Delmas will
probably have young Mrs. Thaw take
the stand and repeat that she did not
know the contents of the paper. It will
then be for the Jury to decide between
the prisoner's wife and the convicted law
Harry Thaw's confidence. Instead of
diminishing with the closing hours ol
the case, seems to Increase. His mother,
his wife and the Countess of Yarmouth,
his sister, called upon him in the Tomb
(Concluded on Page 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 00
deg.; minimum, 33 deg.
TODAY'S Showers; winds shifting to
Governor Jon nson proposes conference of
Government and state officials On rail
road laws. Page 1.
President confers with Governor of Illinois
on Alton deal and makes appointment
with Mellen. Page 1.
Spokane rate case to come up Monday. Page
Over 100 men killed In German mine explo
sions. Page 14.
Germany jSnd Austria combine to oppose
consideration of disarmament at The
Hague, Page 14.
Qosslp of European capitals. Page 35.
President Roosevelt appoints commission on
improvement of waterways. Page 13.
Reclamation Service sustains Engineer Ross.
President Roosevelt moves to start Taft'a
boom for President. Page 1.
Haskln on how fashions start. Page 35.
Upton Sinclair's colony burned out. Page 13.
Rockefeller wIH give $50,000,000 to modern
ize China. Page 3.
Eighteen persons at Wheeling 'drowned In
; flight from burning building; flood sub
, sides at Pittsburg, rises at Cincinnati.
Page 1.- ,r. . .
Thaw will go to asylum, whether convicted
or acquitted. Pace 1. -;- -
Illinois. woman1 will organize army of drunk
ards' wives to carry local option. Page 2.
Ex-Senator Burton threatens to expose ene
mies when released. Page 14. .
Man who robbed Jewelry stores in Washing
ton towns caught in Chicago. Page 3.
Gold ft eld mine-owners start freexe-out of
Industrial Workers. Page 2.
Governor GIMett will veto Pacific Coast Ex
position appropriation. Page 2.
San Francisco labor unions will buy city
bonds. Page 3.
Walla Walla .farmers organize to hire help.
Socialists Seek to insult W. S. U'Ren as he
speaks, to Grangers. Page 4.
Astoria man admits he stole 0000 of era
ployer's money. Page 5.
Building operations suspended In Seattle.
Commercial and Marine.
Biggest hop deal of season closed at Inde
pendence. .Page 43.
Chicago wheat market weak and lower.
Further gain in stock prices. Page 43. ,
Weekly bank statement more favorable than
expected. Page 42.
British steamer Woodford ordered to Nanai-
mo, B. C. Page 42.
No fighter the same after bad defeat, says
Will G. Mac Rae, in boxing review. Page
Tacoma surrenders franchise in "Northwest
Baseball League. Page 15:
President Ewlng Issues instructions for
Coast League umpires. Page 13.
Portland . and Vicinity.
Democrats trying to get Mayor. Lane to
announce whether he will be a candidate
for a' second term. Page 24.
Councllmen Masters and shepherd postponed
resigning until an ti -pass bill has been
disposed of. Page 9-
Slot machines seized by Chief- of .Police.
Dr. H. W. Coe tells about war on dirt and
disease in the Panama Canal Zone. Page
Upward trend of realty continues, despite
temporary unfavorable conditions. Page
Council committee agrees to submit charter
amendment changing method, of making
street Improvements. Page 8.
City Councilmen will ask for Increase In
salary under referendum. Page 10.
Mayor Lane vetoes ordinance allowing City
Auditor Devlin to employ expert account
ant. Page 8.
Bed tape 'proves fatal to county charge.
To . John Mannina" Tbey aay yen
wouldn't be Mayor if you eould, but
dont believe them. Sure you could, if -you
would. . . . .
LEAP INTO ITER
TO ESCAPE FIRE
Eighteen People Drown
at Wheeling, W. Va.
GREAT FLOOD HAS SUBSIDED
Pittsburg Resuming Work,
After $10,000,000 Loss.
20, MAYBE MORE, ARE DEAD
Wheeling Loss $3,000,000 Colum
bus, Marietta and Other ' Ohio
Towns Surfer Crest Yet to
Come at Cincinnati.
MUCH SUFFERING AT WHEELING.
- WHEELING, W. Vs.. March 16.
The waters are receding tonight,
leaving Wheeling covered with
wreckage. It Is estimated that the
damage will be $3,000,000. There is a
great deal of suffering. ' .
WHEELING, W. Va., - March 16.
Eighteen persons are' known to have
lost their lives because of an early
morning: Are today at the Warwick
Pottery Company's plant. Following is
a partial list of the drowned:
MIKE B RETRIES, aged 30, storekeeper.
ROSA BRETRIE8, aged 22.
ELIAS MITCHELL, aged 18 months.
ALLEN BEHTAS. aged 2 years.
FRANK HOLMES, watchman at the pot
tery. SIMON ELIAS, merchant.
JULIUS MOSS, aged 70 year. ,'
W. MOBS, aged S4' years.
CHARLES MATHEWS, watchman, for
the Wheeling Stamp Company.
Because of the water surrounding
the burned district it was impossible
for fTie lire apparatus to rttch the
scene. The firemen pressed into serv
ice all the boats that could be secured
and carried lines of hose to the burn
in? building by this means. They
fought the fire and assisted in rescu
ing many persons. The crew of a boat
moored across the river manned a
yawl and rescued about 100 persons.
The men were ' offered all kinds of
rewards and, big sums of money for the
.work they had done, but they refused
to accept a cent. Most of the imperiled
persons Were Syrians and at times,
when the big yawl was filled to over
flowing, it was with difficulty that the
river men prevented the frantic for
eigners from upsetting the craft. Had
the drowned persons remained in their
homes none of them' would have met
death. The buildings occupied by the
victims ' were not touched by the
flames, but the explosion that started
the fire terrified the people.
The majority of the persons living in
the district are Syrians and after the
fire they refused to return to their
homes. They are being taken care of
in the City Hall and County Building.
WILD RIVERS BACK . IX BAXKS
Western Pennsylvania's Loss $ 1 5,
000,000, With Over CO Dead.
PITTSBURG, Pa., March 16. After
three days of business stagnation.: caused
by a rise In the Monongahela, Allegheny
and Ohio Rivers, which, inundated over
ten square miles of this city, conditions
have about, assumed their normal trend.
and by Monday a complete resumption
will -be possible. The water is receding
even more quickly than it rose. Excep
ting on the lowlands below the city, the
river has subsided to its natural course.
For tomorrow a stage of a little over 10
feet is calculated.
- Tonight, the task of cleaning the streets
in the downtown district was completed,
and workmen are clearing the interiors
of buildings. Several mills and manu
facturing establishments . began opera
tions today, and an endeavor will be made
to make up time lost. Witjiln two or
three days it is thought all the mills will
The loss in the Pittsburg district is es
timated at K0,000,000. Reports from up
river points Increase the damage in
Western Pennsylvania to at least $15,
000,000. The exact number of fatalities caused
TO SOME PROMINENT
To Charles XL MoZonel1 "Ton have
shown many a time that you're fit for
battle and there's many a food fight in
you yet. -And many to help you. go,
by the high water has not yet been as
certained. A score of persons are known
to have met death, and additional reports
of many deaths were received by the
Coroner today. However, these reports
have not been verified.
The work of relief in Pittsburr. Alle
gheny and McKeesport is in excellent
shape. The Council of McKeesport ap
propriated J500 for the flood victims of
that city, and the amount was greatly
Increased by private subscriptions. In
Pittsburg and Allegheny the charities de
partments are caring for the sufferers.
ine health authorities are taking every
precaution to prevent an epidemic.
The department of building lnsoection-
is making a thorough investigation of
the submerged buildings, as it is believed
that many old structures were weakened.
Today a two-story dwelling in Allegheny
collapsed. No one was injured.
Jaectric light plants were repaired to
day, and, after two nights of darkness.
street-lamps were lighted tonight. The
streetcar service is almost in lull opera
tion again, with the assurance that a
complete resumption will be possible by
In more than 100 churches, in the
towns surrounding Pittsburg no serv
ices will be held tomorrow. The trou
ble in a majority of the churches re
sults from the damage done to the
electric light service. The theaters
were opened tonight, after being closed
CINCINNATI WAITS THE CREST
Ohio Will Come Within Two Feet of
CINCINNATI, O.. March 16. With the
Ohio River rising here at the rate of
about one-tenth of a foot an hour and
the crest of the flood not yet passed,
it is practically certain that 65 feet
will be reached if not exceeded. Weath
er officials expressed a doubt today the
river would rise to the January murk of
8;..2. as was predicted yesterday. The
r.ver will continue to rise tonight and
tomorrow and by Monday a turn will
The water has crippled a few street
car lines which traverse the lower
parts of this city, but no extensive dam
age has been reported. Up the river
tne situation is more serious. This Is
especially true at Marietta and Ports
mouth. wSiere the crest of the flood is
At Marietta two-thirds of the city is
flooded and-there is considerable suf
fering, as nearly all of the groceries
and markets have been flooded. Fami
lies on the hill are baking bread for
those who have been driven from their
At Portsmouth two levees broke, let
ting the water encroach- the territory
not already flooded. The other levees
have been weakened and may also g--
The breaking of these levees has com
pelled hundreds nf persons to vacate
their homes and paralyzed manufactur
FIXDS 2500 PEOPLE DESTITUTE
Adjutant-General Makes Relief Tour
-of Mining Regions.
COLUMBUS. O.. March 16. Adjutant
General. Critchfield returned ontght from
Glocester, O., where he went at the re
quest of Governor Harris to investigate
the flood situation. The Adjutant-General
reported that he found about 2500 flood
sufferers In Gloucester and other mining
towns, in the vicinity in urgent need of
relief. He purchased supplies to the
amount of $1000 at Gloucester and turned
them over to the local relief committee
Many of the minors, lost everything, the
flood coming upon them so quickly that
they were fortunate to escape with their
Whole Family Swept to Death.
MARIETTA, O., March 16. William Mc-
Cracken, his wife and two children, were
drowned today. They were forced to the
second floor of their home by the flood,
and the swift current upset the house,
the entire family being lost.
The Marietta Chair Company, employ
ing over 600 men, has been swamped and
other manufacturing plants are heavy
losers. Not a factory is running. The
St. Cloud Hotel put its patrons aboard a
steamer. Two-thirds of the city is under
WEIRD STORIES OF OCEAN
Rescue of Castaways . From Wrecks
in Australian Waters.
VICTORIA, . B. C, March 16. The
steamer Aorangi, from Australia, brought
news of several marfcie disasters in Aus
tralian waters. The government steamer
Captain Cook returned to Sydney shortly
before the Aorangi sailed with the crews
of the British barks Annasona and Mael-
gwyn, both abandoned as total wrecks.
The Annasona, from cauao for New
castle in ballast, went ashore on Middle-
ton Reef and all hands took to the boats.
The Maelgwyn, from Pisco.' Peru, in
ballast for Sydney, was thrown on her
beam ends and, when she was 30 miles
from Lord Howe Island, the crew took to
A thrilling- story was told by the crew
of the schooner Catherine, wrecked at
the Crozets. A boat's crew, consisting
of Captain Ree and two men, went 1000
miles in an open ooat toward the Aus
tralian coast before the bark DeRuyter
was met. The three were almost dead
from exposure. Eleven men left for two
months on the Crozets . were rescued by
a steamer sent from Capetown seven
days' steaming distant from the islands.
They were in a pitiable condition when
Harry ' Lane "YoO ve had two
of the strenuous life, but the
simple life wouldn't agree with you.
However, sufficient unto the day is the
trouble thereof. If at first you do suc
ceed, try, try again," '
OFF TUFT CANNON
Big Man's Boom for
AT CONFERENCE WITH ILLINOIS
Deneen and Stead Not Called
to Talk Railroads-"
TAFT BROTHERS ARE THERE
Burton and Garfield Will Have Task
of Swinging Ohio Persistent
Third-Term Talk I're
WASHINGTON. March 16. (Special.)
It ' was . supposed Governor reneen and
Attorney-Genera! Stead, of Illinois, had
been called to Washington to confer with.
the President in regard to railroad con
ditions with a view to harmonizing stats
and National action, but the conference
today was entirely political in its nature.
Its object was to pave the way for a
solid Illinois delegation for William H. '
Taft for President
This startling statement was made by
Governor Deneen himself to several
jntlmate friends after the conference.
The outcome of the conference was not
made plain to any of Mr. Deneen's
friends. It is gathered that he has taken
the matter under consideration and will
make up his mind in due time whether to
Join forces with Secretary Taft's friends
in the effort to capture the Illinois delega
tion for the Ohioan. '
Secretary Taft and his brother, Charles
H. Taft, were present during the con
ference, which lasted an hour. After a
brief talk on the railroad situation, which
was general in its nature, 'the President
broached the political subject and the
rest of the conference dealt with Presi
dential possibilities exclusively.'
The force of the President's personality,''
it is admitted, will be immense. Every
body in Washington knows that Taft Is
Roosevelt's choice for President, but
nothing of a really tangible nature has
ever come before from the President to
Indicate that he was actively at work.
Roosevelt is In close touch with Repre
sentative Burton of Ohio. who. with
James R. Garfield, will have tHe lion's
share of work of wresting Ohio from For
aker and turning it over to Taft at the
proper time. Burton, who has just been
made chairman of the Waterways Com
mission, is ardently in favor of Taft for
President. He and Taft will go to Panama
together at the end of this month and
during their long trip wilt talk over the .
political situation thoroughly.
One reason' why the President is sup
posed to be getting busy in behalf of
Taft is that Legislatures in many states
have informally declared in favor of
Roosevelt himself. The third-term
movement is stronger today than ever in
spite of Roosevelt's repeated statements
that he would not be a candidate.
BIG DYNAMITE EXPLOSION
Windows Broken for Many Squares
in Cincinnati Residence Section.
CINCINNATI. O., March 17. (2:15 A.
M.) About 250 pounds of dynamite on
the site of the new City -Hospital has:
exploded. The hospital site is located
in the residence district of Avondale.'
and windows are broken for many
squares. It is not known that there
were any fatalities.
SHOOTS DISOBEDIENT SONS
Angry Father Is Then Shot Dead by
RENO. Nev.. March 16. Angry at his
two sons. Milton and Fred, because they
built a fence when he had told them not'
to do so. El G. Crow, a farmer at Empire.
Nev., today secured a rifle and shot both
sons, injuring them seriously. His older
son, George, was standing near and,
grabbing another rifle, shot the father
through the head, killing him instantly.
Thee ftntlmntfl are the bee's.
To Dan Kwllaher "Yon're foil weight,
honest weight, good weight and sound
weight. Bo don't wait. Go to it."