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WASHINGTON. TJ. cj MONDAY. HAY 20. 1912.
IN LONELY GELL
May Die After Midnight To
night, but Exact Tims Is
Not Given Out.
CONSTANT BIBLE READER
Convicted Clergyman Gratified that
Body Will Not Be Dissected.
Wjll Rest in Virginia.
Boston. Mats.. May 19. Clarence -V. T.
Richeson. slayer of Avis TJnnell. with
a. -calmness Induced by hours of reuclous
concentration, awaits the summons 10
He may live to see the sun rise Tues
day, but he may be taken to the death
chamber In the State prison at any min
ute after mldnleht tonight. Cnder the
law, the hour set for an execution can
not be given out In advancer nut it was
Intimated at the prison tonight that the
prisoner will not be electrocuted until
Richeson shows no symptoms tonight
of an approaching collapse. He sits on
the edge of his cot reading the Bible
and aside from an occasional fitful
twitching of his fingers and a. compres
sion of his lips, there is nothing In his
demeanor to indicate that he has not
Mastered his feelings and resolved to
ice his doom unfalteringly.
His cell Is-only a few paces from the
death chamber Despite all theprecau
tlons taken by the prison officials, it is
almost certain that he will hear the elec
tricians when they begin the task of
preparing the death chair to receive him.
What he will do when he hears these
men at work is the causo of consider
able anxiety to the prison officials.
"Wants to See Fathrr..
Richeson was gratified today to. learn
that his body will not be given to the
argeons for dissection. This informa
tion is believed to have buoyed him up
greatly as next to the desire to see his
aged father, a privilege that has been
denied him, he wishes most to be burled
beside his mother in the family plot In
The prisoner did not go to sleep until
2 o'clock this morning. He spent the
night talking with Rev Herbert S John
son, sis spiritual adviser, and th orison
chaplain; .Rev. Dr. Stebblns. The doomed
man persisieajn la uang 'or bla father
and others members of his family, apd
-was oosessea wun me idea or the cloud
that heMs leavlnr to hover over his kin.
Tears often came to his eyes, but be con
trolled his feelings admirably. At J
o clock he went to sleep under the in
fluence of opiates, and awoke this morn
ing apparently much refreshed. Rev. Mr.
Johnson and. Dr Stebblns were again
with him this morning, but this after
noon he was left -to meditate.
Brother and Slater Arrive.
The clergyman's sister. Miss Louise
Richeson, a nurse of Saranac Lake. N.
T. and a brother, Douglas Richeson. of
Chicago, arrived here to-night, and at a
late hour were In consultation with prison
officials. It is understood that they were
gl en assurance that none of the requests
of medical men for their brother's brain
and spinal cord will be granted. The
prisoner had been apprised of this de
cision earlier In the evening.
The officials were disinclined to grant
the prisoner an interview with his broth
er and sister to-night, and this fact
strengthened the belief that he -will not
be executed before Tuesda)
LAND TERRAPIN BEARS
INSCRIPTION OF 1822
' ON TOP OF ITS ETTET.T.
Ljnchburg, Va.. May 13 A report
comes from Rockbridge County that a
land terrapin has been caught near De
catur which has on the top of its shell
the following inscription "H. Dora Grant
and Nellie S Day. July, 1ST; J W. S."
The Inscription is still fairly legible, but
shows clearly under a strong microscope.
In "the center la f he Rev. eflarMM V.
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this week! G the left 4s fllu Avis UaaeU, whose Barter Richeson confessed,
ue ncirraii waesn Be 'was to marry,
IN FEIST THIT
Wives of Leading: lights of Party
"Will Participate in "Har
MRS. CHAMP CLARK
TO BE TOASTMISTRESS
Mrs.J-Wiiliam Jennings Bryan Will
Respond to Toast, "Solly Mad
ison" Others Will Speak.
Feminine "Democracy, coropoted-of the
wives of th politicians whose choice
lies "between Clark. Wllsonj Underwood,
end Harmon. wilr-a--seinMa at a "har
mony breakfasU" totfe given at Rau
BCb.T'B at 1130 o'clock to-day In honor
of Dolly Madison.
The toastmistress wiU.be Mrs. Champ-
Clark, wife of the leading factor in the
race for the Democratic nomination for
President, while other notable women
present will be Mrs. Judaon Harmon,
Mrs William Jennings Bryan. Mrs.
William Randolph Hearst. Sirs. Ann1
Hamilton Pltzer, of Colorado Springs,
suiter of Mrs. Champ Cark: Mrs Thom
as A. Edison and Miss Edison, Mrs.
Thomas Marshall, wife of the Gover
nor of Indiana: Mrs. John R. McLean,
Mrs. .Alton B. Parker. andMrs Henry
Watterson. Miss Virginia Miller and
Mrs. Harmon Miller, collateral descen
dants of Dolly Madison, will be present
at the breakfast.
Mrs. Thomas Gore, wife of the! Senator
from Oklahoma, who Is chairman of the
committee on the seating of the guests,
wishes to caution the guests that they
must be supplied with tickets or there
will be no places given them.
The Idea of the breakfast was born In
the brain of Mrs. Robert C. Wiekllffe,
wife or the Representative from Louis
iana, and she will be introduced at the
breakfast by Mrs. Henry D. Clayton,
wife of Representative Clayton
The prize toast of the day has Deen
assigned to Mrs. William Jennings
Bryan. The wife of the unsuccessful
aspirant to the presidency will speak on
"Dolly Madison."- Mra Martin W. Lit
tleton, wire of the representit.vt from
New Tork, will speak on Thrnas Jtf
ferson," and Mrs. Judson Harmon will
follow with an address on "VVomen of
Mrs T M. Owen, daughter of Senator
Bankhead of Alabama, will speak in
place of Mrs. Oscar Underwood. Mrs.
jms. en AMP CLARK,
Who will preside st Dolly lUdlaon function to-
A. S Burleson, wife of the rtpresonia
tlve from Texas, will speak oi "James
Madison.' Mrs. Hearst will speak on
The Press. Be Just and Fear Not"
The speaker who is most likely to refer
tc the status of the Democratic party
during the coming campaign Is Mrs.
Anne Hamilton Pltzer, of Colorado, a
sister-in-law of Champ Clark Mrs Plt
zer has been c hosen a delegate to the
contention at Baltimore, and has been
Instructed io cast her vote for her sis
Much disappointment is expressed by
the women who arranged the breakfast
over the fact that Mrs. Grover Cleveland
will be unable to attend because of Ill
cess. Mrs. Gaynor, wife of the Mayor
of New York, also has sent her regrets.
It Is ot probable. however, that the
ardorvof the enthusiastic guests will be
in the least dampened by minor details.
This will be a harmony celebration, and
harmony will reign throughout.
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AUSTIN Dl CASE
New Warrants Charging Han-
slaughter Issued Against Of
ficials and Watchman.
ALREADY UNDER INDICTMENT
Austin. Pa.. May 19 New warrants.
charging the crime ofmanslaughter, were
yesterday Issued for President George C
Bayless, General Manager Fred N Ham
lin, and Watchman Michael C. Bailey.
whom the flood survivors hold respon
sible for the great Austin dam disaster
of last September, which cost 800 lives.
This announcement created unusual
Interest here to-dai. because Bayless
and Hamlin, who are now waiting trla
on Indictment upon other manslaughter
warrants Issued In 1311, have Just se
cured a change xt enue from Potter
County from the Supreme Court of Penn
sylvania. The court 'Is expected to desig
nate the county In which these trials
shall be held during the ensuing week.
The additional warrants were Issued
by Justice cf the Peace Fowler, of Pot
ter County. The complaints were made
by Dr Edward A. Mansuy and John J.
Hess. The first warrants were for ln-
oluntary manslaughter. But the charges
in the new warrants are based upon the
On account of willfully and-feloniously
committing the. crime of manslaugh-
ui mn,fmmM .nvjA 4.. . - ju
uses the rtgrht ta 9Usa Vlelet K4auils,
i r t
ter upon persona on account, of wrong'
fully and knowingly maintaining a dam
across Frremtn Run, above the borough
of Austin, Pa., which broke and -went
out on September 30, 1311. which caused
the death of the aboe named people,'
-A warrant wmsnsuedtforBlleyb-
fore. bnt h wtnot Indicted. Testl.
stony waa Intro2ncay6"show,tthAt Tie
was set to watch the dam and the
AUstln-Costello Flood Sufferers' Associa
tion, through Its attorneys, sought to
prove that Bailey had knowledge of the
dangerous condition of the dam prior to
The association formed by the sur
vivors isiroade up of more than 109 rela
tives atilhoie" who perished. Many lost
every, bit of property that they pos
sessed and a number have joined In fil
ing suits for damages against the cor
poration which owned the dam.
( BRING "H0UN"' DOGS
TO THE CONVENTION
Tulsa. Okla.. May 30. One hundred en
thusiastic Champ Clark boomers, accom
panied by twelve genuine "noun' dogs."
will attend the Baltimore contention If
plans under way materialize. A meeting
of Clark men to arrange for the specjal
delegation and dogs waa held yester
day. Backing the movement are J. H.
erry. vice president ot-the Central' Na
tional Bank, and presflent ot the local
Champ Clark Club, and Woodson Norvel.
former member of the State Legislature.
The dogs that will be taken are blooded
fox hounds belonging to J H. Vick. a
prominent Tulsa County farmer. The
plan Is for a special train for the Tulsa
delegation and dogs.
NO TRAINS RUNNING;
PASSENGEB IN AERO
8prtltl CM to The TVubtsiton Henld.
London, May 28. Claude Grahame
Wblte used his aeroplane this afternoon
to carry a passenger, to Bushey to meet
Miss Maxlne Elliott. Miss Elliott await.
eC the visitor at her country place and
upon being advised that no train waa
available Grahame-Whlte took the pas
senger aboard at the Hendon Aeroplane
station ana tanaea mm safely at his
Flying conditions were Ideal. Passen
ger flights were also made by Turner,
Ewen, Moorebouse, Hucks, and Pren
lell. 2 DROWN, 60NJURED
WHEN GANGWAY BREAKS
ON EXCURSION BOAT
Seattle. Wash. May 19 Two persons
were drowned and'alxtv were tajuled to
day when a portable gangway on the Pu
get Sound excursion sfeamer Flier col
lapsed. A great crowd was bearding the
big steamer for an afternoon trip when
the gangway broke. One hundred and
fifty persons were thrown Into the water
by the accident.
Quick work and many acts of heroism
characterized the rescues, but sixty per
sons, tho wert almost beyond resuscita
tion or who had been hurt, were rushed
to local hospitals.
BATTLE SHIP FLEET
TO MIMIC WARFARE
Newport, R- L, May 19 Rear Admiral
Cameron Wlnslow will steam, out of Nar
ragansett Bay to-trarrow morning, flying
his flag from the battle ship Louisiana,
fouowed by the battle ships Kansas.
South Carolina, and New Hampshire.
Some time to-morrow night the destroy
era McCaU, Roe. Terry. Mayrant, and
Monoghan. led by the flagship Dixie, will
slip out of the haroor with all lights ex
tinguished and attempt to attack the
battle ships with torpedoes.
The battle ships are to look for the de
stroyers off the southern part pt Block
Island. Searchlights and all -guns that
have the heaviest caliber will be fired
by the battle ships in their attempt to
sink the destroyers la estate warfare.
Auto Anarchists Planned to Strike
Blow at Government
WOMEN MAKE CONFESSION
Paris. May IS. Although Octave Gar
nler. leader of the French anarchists.
is dead, the terror which he and his
band Inspired has not been allayed. Gar
nler's followers, who operated In the
guise ot automobile bandits, carried on
their depredations as highwayman, but
evifience has been unearthed to show that
ultimately they Intended to strike at the
Gamier and Vallet. who were killed
by the police In the battle of Nogent this
week, and Bonnot and Dubois, who were
shot to death In the fight at Cholsy-le-Rol
two weeks ago, were all In a plot
which Is said to have embraced not
only the assassination of Police Prefect
Leplne, but high government officials.
President Falllarer is reported to have
been one of the marked men but the
police win not admit this. Hheiact that
within the past few days a bodyguard
of detectives accompanies the French
President when he leaves his official resi
dence Is presumptive proof, how ever, that
the report is substantially correct
The government Is In a state of alarm
at exposures made by MUe Veulllemln.
the common-law wife of Gamier, and
MUe. Bellot. who are under arrest. MUe.
veulllemln has mads a confession of
facta to M. Qulchard. head of the Cen
tral Detective Bureau, showing that or
dinary murder and robbery constituted
only a single Issue In the great criminal
aspirations of the dead anarchists. She
has further given the police names of
other men who are still alive and at large
who are desperate enough to try "to carry
out "the bold plans of Gamier if the op
portunity Is- given.
Premier Calllaux la considering a sug
gestion which lias been made to him to
have the French government initiate on
International conference to plan concerted
warfare .on anarchists.
Ittis proposed that commissioners rep
resenting France. Germany. Russia, Eng
land, th UniteiT States, and perhaps
other countries meet to map out their
campaign of extermination
SELF OYER WOMAN
Scion of German Family Suicides
Because love Was Not
Chicago, May 19 Henry Spruck von
Armenthalj sclop of German nobility and
holder ot valuable real estate In the
States of Washington. Oregon, and Ida
ho, committed suicide by shooting at the
Palmer House earlv to-day.
ArmenthaL ,it became known to-day.
was madly In love with Mrs. Frances
Rosenblatt niece ot tbe late Nelson Mor
ris, millionaire packer. He met Mrs. Ro
senblatt in Los Angeles two jears ago,
shortly after he bad burled his wife. Mrs.
Kcsenhlatt war a widow. It is sa:a n
was a, case ot love at first sight
Jn- a statement left for the press. Ar-
menthal declared that lie loved the finest
woman in tbe world, and that, while he
knew that she loved him, she left him
In disgust sevenft days ago. The woman
referred to is believed to Mrs. Rosen
blatt. 149 to -Frederick and llagerstorra
Bakimora and Ohio from Union- Sta
tion at $ a. m. Sunday, May 28. Re
pir4n bmw day,
Solon Slated to Call Republican
, to Order.
ROOSEVELT MEN LIKELY
TO SALE SELECTION
If Senator Declines, Several Other
Well-known Republicans Will
Be Asked to Preside.
It Is authoritatively stated in Wash
ington that Senator Ellhu Root will be
the temporary chairman of the Repub
lican national convention Jn Chicago
unless he declines the offer. The sub
committee on arrangements of the Na
tional n Committee, of which Harry S.
New, of Indiana, Is chairman, agreed
on Senator Root at tf.e meeting In Chi
cago Saturday. It is understood that
the Senator now has the offer under ad
visement, unless be has made his reply
to tne auDcommiuee. senator noot. is
In New York. He la expected in Wash
ington for the meeting of the Senate
It Is barely possible that the Roose
velt followers may make a fight on
Senator Root, but It Is, not regarded ai
probable by political leaders in Wash
ington. While Senator Root Is support
ing the 'President, he served In Presi
dent Roosevelt's Cabinet as Secretary
of State, and personally the two men
are friendly. CoL Roosevelt has been
quoted as saying that Senator Root was
the best equipped man for the public
service to be found In the United States.
Burrows Accepted In 1008.
Usually the selection made by the Na
tional Committee for temporary officers
Is accepted without question. Even In
1SK. when President Taft was nomi
nated and the rivalry between the can
didates was very sharp, no question
was raised when Senator Burrows of
Michigan was selected for temporary
chairman. The rule was departed from
In the Democratic convention of 1S96.
but the circumstances were extraordi
nary. The Democratic party was disrupted.
The free silver wing, led by W.
Bryan, controlled the convention In op
position to President Cleveland and his
followers The national committee, how
ever, was friendly to President Cleve
land and the gold wing of the party.
It reported the name of David B. Hill,
of New York, for temporary chairman.
When the report was read before the
convention a minority report was of
fered on behalf of the sliver men, who
roovea lo.saosiuuie me name op., join
chairman. TTie minority report waa
adopted by the contention and the na
tlonal committee was overruled.
The explanation for this action Via
given later by Mr Bryan In his no
table speech. In which he referred tc
the "crown of thorns and cross o!
goM," In the course of which he de
clared that personally Senator Hill was
agreeable to the Democrats and that
they would be only too happy to honor
him If the circumstances were different.
but that they did not care to take the
risk of putting him In a position where
his well-known parliamentary skill
could be used against them.
May Bloelc Selection.
It is possible that If Senator Root's
name goes before the convention, some
such motive may Impel the Roosevelt
followers to try to substitute another
name There Is another consideration
that may influence the course of the
Roosevelt men. Senator Root's name is
receiving frequent mention now as a
compromise candidate It Is generally
agreed here that he could command the
support of the New York delegation.
something that Associate Justice Hughes
could hard 1 j hope to do in the present
state of feeling among the members of
the Old Guard.
If CoL Roosevelt Is still disposed to
make Senator Root President, he may
find It easier to accomplish tbe feat at
Chicago by simply retiring from the raca
than resorting to the extreme and spec
tacular performance of crawling on his
hands and knees from the White House
to the CapltoL
If Senator Rot declines the chairman
ship, it is not unlikely that any one of
the following well-known Republicans
may be asked to preside, all of whom
were given more or less consideration
Senator Townsend of Michigan. Senator
Lodge ot Massachusetts. George A.
of" Kentucky, an Haor b of
Knight of California. Senator .Bradley
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Chief Calls Meeting of Club Presi4
denfs to Discuss Insubordi
Philadelphia. May 19 "Play or M
btacklUted. was. tbe smashing ultmatumf
that President Ban Johnson, of thd
American League, to-night aimed at the;
striking Detroit players. To clinch hli
agument hre made the- statement thai
the Detroit ream could not appeai
against the Athletics tomorrow unless!
the regular men were in the line-up.
When the Detroit men heard this thesl
said they would not appear unless Cobb
waa reinstated. Then the president can
celled tbe game scheduled for to-morrow)
and called a meeting of all American
League presidents, to be held In thi
city to-morrow afternoon.
Ty Cobb, says Johnson, has been ell
mlnated from the discussion of the mat.
ter It is now the question of insubordi
nation that the magnate has to deal
The chief of the American League ar
rived here this afternoon. He spent a
few hours in sixlng up the situation. He.
waited .until late this evening in the hope;
that before making a statement, he could
pay to President Naving. of the Detroit
club, the courtesy of conferring with bun
first. But when President Navin failed
to put in an appearance, Johnson took
action himself and announced that the
whole power of the Alcerican League,
of the forces of organised baseball in
fact, would be combined In crushing out
the effort of the players to end tho
reign of organized discipline.
Summarized, these are the vital points
of the methods by which President John
son will end the insurrection.
Ty Cobb Eliminated.
Ty Cobb's case Is dismissed absolutely
from the argument The Issue is on
that goes far beyond that The refusal
of Detroit's players to tae part In the
game on- Saturday Is Insubordination and
until that offense- Is dealt with and the:
team Is on,Jhe field-gfn. the case ot
words, Detroit must play" or the baseball f "
cariMr At Cnhh 1. mnAA
Second There will be no game to.
morrow at Shlbe Park, nor will a. De
ircft team take the Held on Tuesday fo
tho first game at Washington.. But by
Wednesday. In case the striking plajeri
have not succeeded in making their peace
with the American League an entirety
new Detroit team will have be-n forraedi
and they will pla out the remainder
of the schedule
Third In case a new Detroit team hi
put in the field, probabilities are thai
for the unheard of offense of refusing ta
play, the striking players will be black,
listed or suspended for an extended
Lrainie to Support Johnson.
Fourth The full power of the Amerti
can League will be exerted In rupporM
lng the stand of President Johnson!
against the players who have sought td
overthrow the discipline of the game!
and force President Johnson to restore1
to the game a player whose case for
striking a spectator In New York has!
not been tried and the limit or whose
punishment had not yet been fixed.
In order to make this support effective,
a meeting of all the American League;
clubs will b held In Philadelphia on!
Tuesday It Is probable that at this!
meeting the various clubowners will of
fer players to President Navln so thai
he will be able to gather his team afi
Fifth. Manager Jennings, who was ta
timorous about taking a strong plea
against the strike and whose apparent
Indifference or even open sympathy pre
vented them from going on their fatal
mistake, does not stanfl with them now
In theor hour of trouble, nor will hoi
share their punishment
Jennings to Hold Job.
Jennings has put himself In line wltli
Johnson, and to-day agreed to do what
ever Presldetn Johnson might desire. In-
" ' managing th,
Continued on I'aice 6, Column C
CHAIRMANSHIP AT CHICAGO.