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VOL. XII. NO. 91
PAYS EXTREME PENALTY
FOR MANY MURDERS1
Dr. Oliver Crook Hough Went to!
Dea'h Chair at Columbus, 0.,
Farly This Morning.
killed parents und brother
Was Aleo Mixed Up in the Sudden
and Mysterious Deaths of Several
Women?Went to the Chair With?
out Plinching?Has Never Discuss?
ed the Case.
(By Associated Press.)
COLUMBUS, O., April 1!?.?Dr.
Oliver Crook 1 laugh of Dayton, con?
victed of the murder of his father,
mother nuil brother at Dayton, Ubio,
on the night of November 4, l!ttl.">, xtK?
?" .Yet roeuied in the niiMex a( the Ohio
prison u few minutes after mldulglu
tonight. A break in I he machinery
ni the Columbus public service plant
lb row the big prison into temporary
darkness, but did not interfere with
Dr. 1 laugh continued to the last an
Indifference to his late. His visi?
tors were excluded from the aunex at
I lie prison today and llaugh has been
sei n only by his spiritual adviser. Dr.
Iliiugh never admitted the crime lor
which he was executed. He never
even discussed it. so his attendants
say. since he entered the annex.
The murder of his parents and
brother occurred November 4, 1905.
Tito 1 laugh's home at Dayton was
burned and when starch of the ruins
was made the bodies of the elder
llaugh, his wife and a son. were
found. Circumstances indicated that
I ho family had been mure rod and the
house burned to conceal the crliye._]
Dr." Hough's defense and insanity but
lte was legally, declared sane. It
was brougnt out. however, that he
was addicted to the use of drus.
Attempts were made also to con?
nect him with the murder of several
women who were mysteriously strang?
led. He was also said to have been
involved with a Mary Tohwy. who
died under suspicious circumstances
:il Lora In, Ohio, and with a Mrs. Pat?
terson, who died mysteriously ut Chi?
I laugh's; wife, now divorced, and
> two children/are living in Dayton.
MRS. M'LEAN CHOSEN
LEADER OF DAUGHTERS
New York Woman Will be President
General Again Despite Strong
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. 1). C? April KS.? |
While I he. vole of tue contlnciua.
Congress lor national olfice.rs of the
Daughters of the American Revolu?
tion will not no announced until .o
uiorrow morning it is freely admit?
ted by both factions ibniglu that .Mrs.
Donald McLean's supporters claim
tnat. the entire administration ticket
will bo elected by an overwhelming
majority.. The vote received by Mrs.
Mli'/.abelli Eleanor Howard of Alex?
andria, Vn? who was nominated by
the "insurgent" faction, hor friends
declare., will make her the logical
caiidldato to succeed Mrs. McLean
at (he next session of the Congress.
At II o'clock tonight the tellers, w.io
are canvassing the vole announced
tlinl their work would not be com
plolod for several hours. The offi?
cial report, tlrey declared, would not
bo made public until submitte? to
The Congress tomorrow.
SMALL SIZED RACE WAR IN
MISSISSIPPI ROAD CAMP\
Negro Assaulted White Man, Who
Though Batdy Injured, Killed
?v His Assailant.
(By Associated Press).
JACKSON. M.oS., April IS.? News
was received hero today of a riot at.
the Hutchinson railroad camp near
Byram last night, in which two neg?
roes were killed and a white man
wounded. A negro assaulted a white
man who though badly beaten man?
aged to kill his assailant. This start?
ed a general row am-1 one other
negro was killed. Hutchisons camp
lit Hired miles south of Byram, on t;io
line of flu? New Orleans and Great
Bishop Randolph Coming,
.tie lit. Rev. A. M. Randolph. D.
i>., bishop of the Soul hern Episcopal
oioeese ol Virginia, v-i11 conduct ser?
vices an dcontirm a Class at Grace
Episcopal church. Twenty-second
street und Chestnut avenue, Sunday'
nftcruoon at .'? o'clock.
Recovered Stolen $25,000.
(By Associated Press.)
? ST. PAUL. MINN.. April 18.?-T4U
$2 6.0 00 stolen from the office of im
Northern Express Company at the
union depot Tuesday night was today
I recovered Uy the police. .lohn G?ll
dersou, the suspected robber who was
'arrested on Wednesday, told the po?
lice where he had hidden the money.
MIDDLE WEST STATES
HAVE BIO SNOW STORM
Six Inches on the Level in Nebraska
and Other States West of
(By Associated Press.)
OMAHA. NEB.. April 18.?Five
inches of snow fell during last night
and continued today. The fall wua
goucrnl over Eastern Nebraska and
is the heaviest known in April for
many years. The snow fall extends
over a wide area, according to advices
from points In Iowa. Kansas, Mis?
souri, Colorado?to the south, where.
a slight snow fell, while Northern
Nebraska, Southern South Dakota,
Northeast Wyoming und the Black
Hills are covered with a blanket of
I snow six inches deep on the level,
j which is still falling. At the North?
western headquarters here it was said
that the storm is practically the same
over their entire system west of the
Opinion as to the effect oii fruit and
early vegetables varies. Along the
southern and central belts cherries,
peaches, plums and berries are said
by some to have been ruined almost
entirely, while other growers and
dealers report that fruit was not far
enough advanced to become serious?
It is believed the snow will kill all j
the green bugs which have been de?
stroying the winter crop.
BODY BLOW FOR CHICAGO'S I
I Supreme Court of Illinois Declares
the Mueller Act to be Uncon- I
(By Associated Press.i
SPRINGFIELD, ILLS., April 18.?
The Supremo Court of Illinois tonight
returned a decision declaring invalid
the Mueller act which authorized the i
city of Chicago to issue certificates J
for $75.0(10.000, with which to pur-1
chase street railway certificates to i
be repaid out of the earnings of the j
roads under .municipal ownership, i
The court held that the act was tin
constitutional, as it would create city|
indebtedness beyond the constltu- j
It was upon this act that the Chi?
cago advocates of municipal owner?
ship depended. The net result of the j
Supreme Court's finding is to delay
Indefinitely the acquisition of the'
street car system by the municipality. I
Tlie street railway companies' did I
not oppose the Mueller law, the con-1
ktltutlonalty of the act being* ques?
tioned by various citizens. The Muel- j
lor law was adopted at the Chicago
Icily election of April 15. 1901 by a<
vote of five to one.
Three Killed In Fire.
(Ry Associated Press.)
MONTREAL. QUEBEC. April 1S.?
Fire this afternoon in the plant of
Ihe Canada St cum Laundry caused
the loss of three lives, two men and
I a woman, and th); injury of twelve
Others, one of whom, a woman may j
die. The flames spread rapidly, nnd
a panic among the employees of
whom there were thirty women and i
teil men. resulted.
This Presbytery Against Union.
(By Associated Press.)
COLUMBUS. GA.. April 18.?The
Ma con Presbytery today voted ad?
versely to the proposed articles of
agreement for a common council of
six branches of the Presbyterian
church in America. Sentiment was
almost unanimous that there is no
necessity for such a council.
Atlanta Merchant's Death.
tBv Associated Press).
ATLANTA, OA., April 18.?Charles
F. Malonc. a prominent merchant ami
member of Die wholesale firm of Pa?
gan, Malonc and Company, died here
today of meningitis;
Plague Kills 75,000 in Month.
(By Associated Press.)
SIMLA. INDIA. April IS.?There
I were 75,000 deaths from the plague
in India during Ihe week ending Apr' i
13. Seventy thousnnd of these oc- J
purred lit Bengal, the united provinces |
and the Punjab.
Georgia Peach Crop Greatly Damaged
(Bv Associated Press.)
ATLANTA. OA.. April 18.?State
Entomologist Smith has Issued re?
ports from various peach growing dis?
tricts of Ihe slate, a summary of
wlllelf shows that al least 7." per cent,
of Ihe crop has been killed by ihe
recent cold weather.
A Skating Contest.
A skating contest was held in the \
armory last night, Johnny (Imidin
and Miss Eva Ciairniraoui were
awarded ^flo prlzns for lane.v skating,
md William Seats took the prize for
VrOIlT NEWS, VA., I
WAS ONE OFTHE1HAW
District Morney Begins Investi?
gation of Report That Polics
\u) Was Middleman.
WHO ARE H K. THAW S LAWYERS?
Clifford Hartridgc oays He Is Not
Senior Counsel nnd, in Fnct. There
is None?Lawyers Have a Heated
Talk in Cell of the Accused Man.
Over the Matter.
( fly Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, April IS.?It was an- |
nouiiccd Malay llial the district at?
torney had begun Ihe investigation
of the report that one of the Jurors
had hern "approached" by a police?
man during the Thaw trial. Henry
C. Dearly, one of the jurors, had an
interview with District Attorney |
Jerome late today at Mr. Jeromes
office. Later it was announced (tint
several oll.Vr of the Thaw jurors
would bo ashed to come to the dis?
trict attorney's office tomorrow and
tell what, if anything, ihey know of
the report in question.
Ii was reported thai a policeman
talked with a Juror on one of tb?J
walks tin; jury took from tifc Criminal
Courts' building to the Broadway
The question of counsel for Harry
Thaw has not been permanently set?
tled. The publication of a letter sent
by Thaw to Hart ridge, and Peu&oriiji
yesterday in whlel.' he informed that
Hrm they would continue as counsel
of record, was generally accepted tili
disposing of that phase ?f the ease
for the present at least.
Today, however. Clifford W. Hart
ridge gave out a formal statement
in which he said Ihe supposition that
he Is senior counsel was absolutely
unwarranted. He said thai at the
present nine Libre is no senior coun?
sel in ihe Tlfaw case.
This statement was given out at
Thaw's reiiuest, it is said, after :|
heated Inti rvlow In the Tombs be?
tween the prisoner, Mr. Pea body and
Dr. Smith Ely J oil (To, one ?>f the
alienists who testified for the defense
in the recent trial of Harry K. Thaw
for murder, spoil) two hours with
Thaw in his cell In life Tombs lasl
night. A. It. Peabody, of Thaw's
counsel, war, present during Hie in
lorvlew, but neither he nor Dr. Jei
liffe would say anything today.
Mrs. Thaw in Pittsburg.
PITTSBURC, PA.. Apr.I IS.?Mrs.
William Thaw, mother of Harry K.
Thaw, accompanied by h?r daughter,
the Countess of Yarmouth lind Josla'.i
C. Thaw, ji half brother of the pri?
soner, arrived here tonight from New
York. The Thaws Idjt the train at
Hie East Liberty station of the Penn?
sylvania railroad and were immediate?
ly driven to I lie family home.
Il was learned that Mrs. Thaw has
given up hope of having her son re?
leased from jail on ball ponding a
* Sochi-Personal a*
Mr. and Mrs. Ormon Rose, who
were married at the home of lue
bride in Empor In oil Wednesday.
April In. nave arrived '?? Ihe city
lo make their home. Mr. Itose is
employed al the shipyard. His bride
was Miss Fannie Powell, of Emporln.
Mrs. John Lewis Boll Id in, of Clou
coster county, is the guesl of her
parents. Col. and Mrs. Maryus Jones,
on Thirty-third street.
Mrs. P.. P. Smith and .Miss Annie
Smith, of Dcnhclgll, have returned
home after a visit to friends here.
Miss Maude (lamer has returned
from Washington. I>. C. where she
spent the winter with her grand*
mother, Mrs. N. Peyser.
Miss Ida Henley is visiting her
brother, Mr. Norvelle L. Henley, in
Mr. Ilciiry FblsenHinl ami Mr.
Samuel lllrali, of Cincinnati, Ohio, air
the quests ()r Mrs. Abe llolWllZ, on
FRIDAY. APRIL 1<\ 1<
Frank G. Harris, Former Slate
Treasurer, Gives Startling Testi?
mony Before Investigators.
MI MILLIONS IN BLIND MANNER]
Former State Official Endeavors to
Place the Blame on the State Archi?
tect? Metallic Furniture Cost $2,
000,000 Instead of C'200,000?Con?
tracts Let With No Idea of Cost.
(Ilv Associated Press.)
HAItRISBUHO, PA., April IS.?As
founding testimony was given by
Krank ti. Harris, id Cluni'Ilold, ti
former stale treasurer, before Hie
capital Investigating commission lo
day. lie was n member of the hoard
Of public grounds and buildings of
Which the governor and duuiior gen?
eral are also members. During the
time be was on the board from May.
19Q-. to May, 1904, contracts for capi?
tal furnishings amounted to millions
Attorney Scrnlot, brought out ilib
fact that the contraeC for the meint
lie furniture was awarded three
months bet?re the contract for the
construction of the building was
awarded. During Hie examination of
Harris It developed that Architect .T.
M. Huston, collected four percent
commission on $2,0011,1)00 for design
lug the metallic furniture which had
been designed long before by Ilm
architect of the construction com?
Harris admitted I bat "the board
spent money blindly in tuivulshlng the
'?iieltoi.". 'and that 'wltc/i the coutrrac
for the metallic furniture was mudc
there was no dt Unite'Idea of the cos'.
He thought it would cost between
$100,000 and $200,000 and had iioi
the slight est Idea that it would
amount to $2,000.000.
Harris declared it was the duly
of Huston, v.lio was tile hoard's arehi- I
cnpltol," and that when Hie contract
tors and nee thai all coui.rnctH worn |
?fad been faithful io his duty, n ? t
faithfully fulfilled. "If I ho architect''
went on. and bad tin- contracts ,
hern lived up to as he could have j
forced them to I believe liiere would ?
j have been no trouble, ami that ihoro
I would have been no scandal.
BIG DISCREPANCY IN
ACCOUNTS OF U. OF W.\
Wisconsin r- Lending Educational In- |
stitution Seems lo Have Sensa?
tion on ;ia Hands.
(By Associated Press.)
MADISON, WIS., April IX.?A
startling report lual a discrepancy ol
$100,000 existed in the accounts of
the University of Wisconsin was cir?
culated ai the capital today. Sev?
eral mouths ago the University Ho-,
gcnls put a \i w York expert lo
work on the books. Recently the
expert made a report t<> tho regents.
President van Hise of the University
said today that tiiuro was absolutely
no suspicion of any misappropriation
or funds, but admitted tun) then- hn*
been failure to properly charge up
certain in vestments in llteir proper
When the- ropori was circulated at
Hie capita! President vail I Use im?
mediately came to tin- stale house
in person. He explained as best he
could the alleged discrepancy.
DR HAMUN, WASHINGTON
PASTOR, DIES SUDDENLY\
He Was Reqnrded as One of tho
Most Noted Ministers in the
fBy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C? April IS.
A dispatch received here from Now
York announces the death at Haimo
manu hospital in that city, late last
night, of Rev. Dr. icunis S. Ilatu
lill, pastor of the Church of the Cov?
enant i i this city Dr. Manilla wont
to New York early in tho week io
attend the Peace Congress. His
death was due to apoplexy. He is
survived by his wife, chaplain general
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, .?ml two sons. Berl Ham
lin an attorney of New York, aim
? Dr. Hamliii was regarded as one
lof Hie most noted divines in the Rast
land his congregation numbered many
I persons of wealth' and social promt
Inonce. President1 lleujumin Harrison
having boon a legulat attendant.
Norfolk to Have Union Station.
NORKOLK. April IS.?Mil) or .lames
c itiddick has approved a number of
ordinances, the niosl imporluiil of
which was Hu- one iNlnwiiig the Tide
water railway lo ckaugu the roule
of Laie- uvcmii 'in(I Cove Btreot canal
f6r i he purpose oi uoiiBtructlug u
im inn station u> be iiHoti Jointly by
'I nl< ?wiitcr. Norfolk ami Western ami
:liM Norfolk tint! Southern railways.
POE MONUMEST IN
RICHMOND A CERUNILY
Association Haying Project In Clrargo
Announce That It Will be Built
(Special to The Dally Proas.)
RICHMOND. VA.. April IS.Col.
.louoph 13. Wlllurd, who Is president
Of the Poo Monument Association, to?
night called a mooting or the As?
sociation tor n'oxl Friday night, nt
lue ,Westnton'laud eluh. at which
lime Unai nrrnngoiuciUh will he made
for placing tin- contract for the monu?
ment and arranging lor a site.
The greatest encouragement is
heilig received-by the officers of the
Association from prominent men tn
(ivory section of ihu, country and In
Kuropo, many of the letters bringing
checks lo swell I he iiiouuhteiil fund.
I'm- city council has appropriated
$5,000 toward the monument scheme.
It is the pin pose of the Association
to have the monument lo the dis
lingUlshed pool creeled Wlthlll Iho
FOR MAR1YING BLACK
MAN AND WHITE WOMAN
Partor of a Olean (N. Y.) African
Church Held to Await the Ac?
tion of the Grand Jury.
(Hv Associated Press.)
ROCIIKSTTOK. N. Y., April 18.?
Kev. w. l''. Coffooy, pastor of African'j
church at ' Oh an. was arrested last
uiglit on the charge of unlawfully
marrying Arthur Jones, colored, and
Horn riitchcock, while. Coffooy was
held for tav grand jury In the sum
of $500, I'red Hitchcock, the father |
of (he girl, and Arthur Jones, to
v. horn she was married, were arreni
id und arraigned. Tli'ey pleaded nor
guilty to disorderly acts. A Jury
trial will be given them tomorrow. j
ANOTHER BIO STEAMBOAT
CHARTERED FOR SERVICE
Jamestown Corporation Secures the
St. Johns from Washington
and Potomac Co.
The Jamestown Steamboat Corpor?
ation, which will operate a fleet of
StCltmCI'H I itWOeil Newport News alllf
the JameHtown (exposition throughout
the summer, has chartered the big
passenger sleainer St. Johns, owne.i
by Hie Washington and Potomac
Stcamhout Company. The si. Johns
has a licensed capacity of 2,500 pas?
sengers and probably will he thb larg?
est ferry sieamer plying around
lluinploii Koads dniiiig the ISxposl
Tiie company already has charter?
ed Hi., steamer Itosedale, which has
a carrying capacity of 1,700 passen
Dr. Egglc; ton Seriously III.
PARMVIU,K, VA.. April is.?lion.
.1 I' ICgglcstotl, Jr.. Sinti- Supcrill
t. !iif< hi of Public luslruetloii, has
hoot: called lo the bedside oi his lain
i .-. Dr. Jos? ph D. lOggleslou, of V/ur
klitim, who is seventy-six yearn bid.
Mr HgglcslOU was on his way lo a:
tend Lli'o hoard meeting at llla.eks
hing His fnlhor's condition \n ri??
garded as very serious. Mr. ICggles
ion will probably ho htoru for several
Girl of 18 Elopes With Man of 65.
IIIHSTOI',, VA.. April is. Thoinna
ItatclilT, a fanner sixty-five years old,
ami Miss llnltio I., i.ovell. eighteen
years old, eloped to llrlstol from I5asi
Rad ford last night and wire married
by lu-v. a. H. Hut-roughs.
Fearing she might In- discover?
ed and arrosted hofore ii'o'r marriage,
Miss I.ovell took refuge in a private
home IftHl night. This niorning she
ami her aged partner stole their way
up a bacK streot to the haven tor
Many Murder Cases in Pittsylvania
CHATHAM, VA.. April IS. Charles
McGregor, charged with being ac?
complish or Joseph tichols in III ?
Killing ol W. It. KarKsdalc in .Inn
nary. !? being tried and the enso
will probably be decided today. Sev?
eral criminal cases are now on tbo
docket, mail-, of which are for mur?
der and ii all are tried at this term
several days will he required.
Although the weulhor was very un?
favorable, the hand of the 10asi Knd
Kin- Company gave an enjoyable cob
ceri ?.n Washington Square lasl night.
The following program was render?
March?"University of Main Hand
Overture- Mlgoiictto (llauinan/.
Ooidotl Rod?It' v0'(iKinley.
Itecolh :-i lb p , I,", n u Koste
Waltz- -l.ove o p|
'i wosti t> Nol?*t"
.,y.--t. ' Hose\ . i
DIxlC and St.u w"!' "iled Itaiiuei.
, ml (Itocdor.)
Rain. Friday, colder
If) the Interior;, Satur?
day fair; fresh east
shifting to north winds.
PRICK TWO CENTS
LOVING COUPLE LEAP
10 DEATH IN STREAM
Beautiful Mabel Pendeltoi and
Stuart C. Gay Meet Trap End
at Clifton Forge Ha.
YOUNG PAIR WERE TRYING TO E10PE
Humiliation Following Interception or
Pair Causes Bride to Plunge -From
Suspension Bridge?Boy Mad?
Heroic Efforts to Save Girl?Dyna?
mite Being Used to Recover Bodies.
(By Associated Ptcsb.)
CLINTON KOItGK, VAi, April is.
AflOr being arrested and brought
back hero because (hey attempted
lo elope to Washington, where thev
Intended being united in Hie bonds or
matrimony, .Miss Mabel l'oiidleton, a
I beautiful sevcuicen-ycur ohl girl,
plunged from ihu suspension bridge
over Jackson river, and Stewart C.
(lay, who was lo have become he
husband, jumped ,u ?ave Iiis sweet?
heart*!! life, but Buffered from cramps
when within a few feels of the bank
and both wont drowned.
An old negro made u valu effort lo
save the pair, who sank together, the
boy Inning Hie girl In his anus a";
I (bey sank. The negro said Ire would
probably lmv< cavi d the pair If lllil
clothes had not been Bp heavy thai,
he could not swim after Ibey became
from llu< beul Information obtain?
able, il seems that the girl decided
(o end her life after undergoing the
humiliation of being ,ln IW? custody
iiT^an offleer" 'who accompanied tin.
pair here from Stnunlon.
Young Cay and Miss Pomllolon
were si i n in Main at reel here n shoi"
while before they Wore drowned. She
plunged from the bridge about MIX
ocluck tills morning.
I All t (Torts to recover Hie bodlctt
[have proved of no avail up to the
pri Bent time. The river is being
!dynamited for the purpose of bring?
ing the Indies lo tlm surface.
I Mrs. W. II. Hocker, u sister of the
'dead gll'l, said I he objection of I lie
I parents 10 the marriage was that (hey
\? ere loo young lo wed.
I Cay and made nrriincronioiitH tfl
I board at the home of Mrs.. Km ma
(Ware alter returning from Washing-'
Ion, He bail also made other plans
? for beginning married life tiere.
I The box- was ti son of Captain
I Charles Guy. a popular conductor of
I the Chesapeake A Ohio railway.
ROUGH RIDER WELL BE
NEW MEXICO'S GOVERKOR
?.Captain George Curry to Be Brought
From Philippines and Given a
(By Associated Press),
j WASHINGTON, I). C., April IS.
[Governor llagoruiah, of New Mexico,
lagainst whom charges were preferred
j hastened his resignation and Hie
! President today announced live up
poiuimcnl of Captain George Curry,
governor of Samnr Province, P. t.?
as govt riior of New Mexico in Gov?
ernor Hugorinnii's place.
Governor lliigorninn was recently
in Washington to answer the charges
which related "to (he transfer <>r ter
ll'llorlal lands to a Pennsylvania de
jvolupmehl company. While here tin
held a long interview with Mr. Gur
I field about Hie charges which he do
! clan s were the result of political
I intriguC. Captain Curry enlisted In
the Rough Rider regiment from
jTutilorosu, New Mexico.
NEGRO THIEF CAPTURED.
Stolen Cigarettes and Chocolates
Found in Prisoner's Room.
Lewis (trump, a negro driver em?
ployed by A. It. Abblll & Brother,
I w as arrested at his home, 1135 Twen?
ty-fourth street, about 9:.30 o'clock
I last night by Detective Sergeant
Bridges on the charge of R?!v.-ny.
It is alleged that the prisoner r<>\>
lied Iiis employers of five cases of
cigarettes, two cases of chocolate and
If. boxes of cigars. The cigarettes
and chocolates were round In I lie
man's room by Sergeant Bridges, but
the cigars have not been located.
Two Cents a Mile in New York,
(fly Associated Press.).
ALBANY, N. Y.. April IS.?The as?
sembly today passed, with "mil One
dissenting vole, the bill providing for
a Hat rate of two cents a mile on all
railroads In the stale. ?
$60,000 Fire in Spring Hope.
(Itv Associated Press.)
UALKIGI I. X. ('.. April IS.--Tim
Owens hold, elglity-eigl.1 bales of
j cotton, two frame buildings, and five
? brick stores were Tunned at Spring
I Hup.-. N. ('., (his morning with u los?
j of $05,000.