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??? TIMES FOUNPKH ?&?.
THE D?SPATCH? FOUNDED 1850.
WHOLE NUMBER. 16,308.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 2,1908.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
The Jury Disagreed and
NINE IN FAVOR
OF THE SHERIFF
But Those Opposed to Him
Stood Their Ground.
CASE MAY COME
UP IN SEPTEMBER
Likely that the Prosecution Will Make
Another Strong Effort Then?The
Sheriff Regards the Result, or
Lack of Result, as a Prac?
tical Vindication for
After a fl?;liheratlon extending through
four long hours, the Jury Bitting In Judg?
ment upon Simon Solomon, sheriff of Hen?
rlco county, charged wltii neglect of of?
ficial duty, yeMerday afternoon reported
continued dleagrcement with absolutely
no prospect of ultimate unanimity. In
view of these circumstances the panel was
dlBchaxged and a now trial, to.be held
possibly in ??optumoer, will be ordered.
When, at the Instance of the Judge, the
twelve men fllr-d out of their room shortly
beforo 2 o'clock In the afternoon, there
were comparatively few persons present
and to these the appearance o? the Jury
was of no particular interest. Long be?
fore thla hour all hope of securing a ver?
dict had been relinquished and it -was
merely now a question of how Boon the
Jury would wear out. Once before, about
noon, they hail ??oclared their, inability to
reach a. unanimous conclusion, but the
Judge sent thorn back* Into the room,
where they stayed until he called for
them about tho hour mentioned.
In questioning them concerning the dif
BHERIFF SIMON SOLOMON.
Acuity In arriving nt a verdict. Judge
films spoke In highly complimentary
terms of the gentlemen of the jury, which
has In fact proved one of tho very best,
find stated that ho had no wish to coerce
them by Hooping them penned up longer.
They had now given full and careful
consideration to tho questiona beforo
vhein and If thoy saw no hope of reach?
ing an acfrcement It would not be neces?
sary to contino them further. The Jury?
men stateci practically that a week, more
In the stuffy little room would hardly
chango the conditions and that they s?w
no use continuing a fruitless effort. Judge
Blins thereupon discharged.
With the Jury.
The alignment ln thn Jury was clear
cut nnd positive at tho very start und
continued so throughout up to the end.
Nine men Avere for tho acquittal of the
sheriff nnd three ?vere against him. A
?few moments nrfter the case wont, to
them Friday night this diversion occur?
red nnd at no timo up to 1:45 o'clock
yesterday, about which time the panel
Was discharged, did It change. Thn re?
ported narrowing and Increasing of the
margin Is Incorrect. The Jury started out
0 to !) nnd wound up 9 to it, with no
change during the Interval between the
beginning nnd Ilio end. Tho nine men
for Solomon are John W. Warriner. John
A. Archer, George T. Crlnker, Frank
Guy, J. Ft. Woodson, J. O. Duvnl, H. H.
Christian. J. W, Hnlman nnd N. S. Wor
Ehnm. The three who held out against
him as R. H. Kelson, Frank Mosmiller
end M. E. Badenock.
The men who stood for the sheriff uro
moved with the conviction that there
was not ono lota of evidence against him.
'As an officer of tho law he did every?
thing In his power to preserve law and
order, He Investigated for himself; be
consulted with citizens; advised with h's
Chief of Police and the Commonwealth's
attorney. When all of these told him
there wa-s no need for troops he did not
task for them. But Immediately, upon no?
ticing a change in tho conditions, he did
make application and permit military pro.
tection to insure safety to life and prop?
erty ln HenrJoo.
On the other hand the threo men who
held out against the accused feel that
he has been guilty of neglect. The strong
point that influenced them In reaching
this decision is tbe instruction of the
court in which It was stated to have been
? part of the duty of the sheriff to eon
lult tho conditions existing in Rich?
mond, "and in deciding whether he so
far violated his duty with respect to call?
ing for troops as to havo been guilty of
?G088 neglect of official duty, the. Jury
should consider the condition of affairs
In tho county, tbo location of the lines
rnd property of the complainant in said
county With respect to its nearness to the
iConUhued on Third Rage.)
Gol. Anderson Makes a Re?
cord Paying Out Money.
WOUNDED SOLDIERS HERE
Three Injured While on Duty Still in the
Hospital, and Their Wounds Are
Giving Them a Great Deal
Colonel George "Wayne Anderson, com?
mander of the Seventieth regiment, yes?
terday made a record as a spendthrift,
as some of his fellow-officers laughingly
remarked at the armory yesterday af?
ternoon. In the morning the colonel was
the eustodlnn of ready cash to the amount
of ?60,D21;7U, and In the evening, he hid
but a few paltry hundreds. The rest of
this small fortune was sent out yonter
clay to the captains of the twenly-ihree
companies on duty here during the strike.
In addition to the nix checks, aggregat?
ing $54,517.80, paid out of tho treasury
Friday, an additional check for $0,374.40
was paid over to the colonel yesterday,
this completing the sum required to pay
Mileage Is not Included In this sum,
that being paid through the adjutant
general's office. Estimating nt two cents
per mile each way per man. the total
mileage would be about $4,000, and In?
cluding mileage of out-of-town officers.
This estimate Is merely approximated,
for the reason that the e\act number
of men and miles 1s not known, nor is
the estima led mileage for officeis exact.
In addition to this, considerable ex?
penditure will bo necessary for hospital
bille. This Item alone, with other Inci?
dental expenditures In connection with
the headquarters, will probably reach
THE GRAND TOTAL.
Aggregating the total expense on ac?
count of the military duty here, it now
appears that the grand total will reach
thn sum of $as,r/iO, and posslhly 106,000.
With three men still ln the hospital and
hospital bills nnd surgeon's pay still going
on, thle sum Is growing. It Is not thought,
however, that the patients In the hos?
pital will be much longer detained.
Companies C, V and H, of the Seven?
tieth regiment, have been ordered to as?
semble nt their armories on Monday
night to be paid off for their bervlce
during the strike. This call will insure
a full attendance of the veterans of the
Richmond campaign. The other com?
panies will be paid off as promptly ns
possible, The commanding officers now
have the chocks for tho payment of their
companies, and will lose no time doing
STILE IN HOSPITAL.
It may not bo generally known that
three of the soldiers recently on duty ln
this city are still at the hospital. That
Is the fact, however, and these three will
not have fully recovered for some time
to come. They are Private Devericks and
Corporal Wlnn, of Company K, of Staun?
ton, both wounded on'the first day of
service here, by the accidental discharge
of a rifle, at Lombardy and Main Streets,
and Private Laughon, of Lynchburg, who
had his scalp badly torn and sustained
other injuries by being dragged by a
Clay-Street ,car Just before the company
was relieved from duty. Messrs. Deve?
ricks and Wlnn are at the Memorlnl Hos?
pital, whither they were removed a few
days ago from the Old Dominion. Private
Laughon Is at the Virginia Hospital.
Mr. Devericks received a fragment of a
bullet In' the thigh and the wound become
infected. The Injury was thought at first
to be slight, but pus formed In the wound
I and It bus not yet healed. - .
Corporal Wlnn was shot in the hgel of
one foot and the ankle of the otTier by j
fragment of a bullet, and this wound,
too, has . beoome Infected and pus has
formed. An X-ray photograph of the
wounded foot from which he has suffer?
er was made, but the photo was defective
and another will be made In a day or
two. As - soon as the piece o? lead Is
located it will bo removed.
Private Dniighon Is suffering from a
badly torn scalp, sustained by a fall from
a car. The scaip was torn back from a
point about midway down the fort-head
to tho side of the faco and extending
down almost to the eyelid. Dirt and grit
was In the wound, but this was washed
out as well as possible and the scalp re?
placed and sewed. Afterwards the wound
became Infected and has given consider?
able trouble. Besides this wound on the
face, ono arm and leg were badly torn
by being dragged. He Is doing as well
as could be expected now.
THE SOUVENIR CARDS
THAT CANNOT PASS
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., August 1.?An
order has come to Postmaster Bacharach
placing a ban upon all sorts of private
mailing cards that do not contain u?.?-.n
the face the printed Inscription "Postal
Card.'' As a consequence of this order,
moro than a thousand souvenir cards
were held up at the postonici nnd will
remain there unless claimed by the send?
Many of them contain photographs or
brief messages from visitors to their
friends at home. Those that are not
claimed will be sent to the dead letter
LITTLE CHILD KILLED
BY ENRAGED ROOSTER
(?Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
RAMONA. I. T., August 1.?A two-yenr
old child of Leo Montgomery, an Osage
farmer, was killed by u Plymouth Rock
rooster yesterday. The child was throw?
ing sticks and pebbles at the fowl, which
suddenly flow at Its baby tormentor and
drove Its spurs deep Into tho baby's head,
nook and back. The parents rescued the
child nnd started Immediately to Cleve?
land for medical assistance, but before
they reached town the baby was dead.
Trying to Fix Wire, Received
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
NEW YORK, August 1.?Dr. Francis L,
Morhard, a dentist, of No, 201 Third Ave
nue and a. prominent member of Trinity
Lodge, No. 12, A. F. & A. M., was I
shocked to death by electricity In Ills |
summer cottage at G-iffords, Stateti Isl?
He went to the cellar to repair a poor?
ly insulated electric, wire, which ?lsturbed
the house with a buzzing. The wire was
coiled around a nail about six feet above
the floor, A swinging shelf hung by
wires was near the nail.
Mrs. Morhard found her husbajid dead
on the floor an hour later. His shirt was
burned through over his heart and his
skull was fractured. ?
Coroner Schaefrer. after an Investigation
said that Dr. Morhard must havo climbed
up on a box to got a better look at the
buzzing wire and In doing so moved the
swinging ?aolf umil Its. wire . support
touched the nail on which tho electric
liiiht wire was colled. As the sljk cover?
ing of the light wire was all worn away
bv friction with the nail, the manmust
* fi received a shock of 1,600 volLs, ?
Joiin M. King Is Now an In?
mate of the City Jail.
WAS PERFECTLY RESIGNED
The Former Alderman Cheerfully /Be?
gins His Term?A Comfortable
Room for Him and Meals
from the Outside.
Former Alderman John M. King Is now
confined In the city Jail to remain there
until July 31st of next year.
The man once called a "City Father"
has a decent room on the second floor
of the Jail, and will be treated with con?
sideration by the prison authorities. His
meals will bo sent him from the outside,
the City Sergeanl allowing him to attend
to this matter himself, this being his de?
sire. Several gentlemen called on him
yesterday afternoon. Among thome were
his brother-in-law and other relatives.
Mr. King will have books nnd papers,
and his friends will bo allowed to see
him at all reasonable hours.
Did as He Promised.
Mr. King went to jail without a capias
being issued. As bo promised Common?
wealth's Attorney l?lchnrdson, he was nt
the Hustings Court at 11 o'clock, ready to
abide by the decision of Judge Witt In
his case. Judge Witt and Mr. Richardson
did not wish to not without llrst consult?
Jng counsel for the ex-Alderman.? Messrs.
Carter and Meredith were engaged In the
THE FIRST SPEECH
OF BOLD [DRUMMER
Who Accepted Challenge to
Enter Salvation Army
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CLEVELAND, 0., August 1.?M. H.
Douglas, a Chicago traveling man, ac?
cepted a unique challenge last night. With
several other drummers he was listening
to Salvation Army services near the Hol?
lenden Hotel, when his companions dared
him to step Into the circle and offer his
testimony. As an Inducement they mode
up a purse of ?5, w-Iilch they agreed to
toss upon the drum lr he would do so.
After Douglas had flood for a little Jok?
ing and had been accused of having 'rah,
bit'blood." he called one of tho soldiers
aside, and after a whispered conversation
the soldier stepped back Ino the circle
and announced that a man In the crowd
had asked permission to sneak.
DouEias stepped forward, neatly dress?
??? ??ri with ? big diamond in his cravat.
KcS ? guilty first ?? fl. to
having never made a- speech in public, be?,
fore and explained his presence this time
hv taUtnc 0( Ihe banter ot his friends, He
?Id also that this *3ii ,n? flr8t time lie
Si? ?ver stepped into the hallowed circle
5tth.-1Lfvttt.on Army? He spoke highly
o? the fnny's wen?', and retired amid ap
wulf^as' a .??* --I dollars
^vere thrown in by tte aowd*
Solomon case at the county courthouse
and could not leave, bo the Judge and the
attorney for the Commonwealth went to
them, They told King's counsel It was
their opinion that as the Supreme Court
had now notified tho Hustings Court at
its refusal of a new trial, their client's
ball bond was at once Inoperative. Coun?
sel agreed and there was nothing to be
done but for King to begin to serve out
his sentence. When Judge Witt returned
King was in the office of Clerk Christian,
talking with two newspaper men of The
TImes-Dlspatoh staff. Little had been
said about the affair that must be un?
pleasant to ICIng. but tho conversation
ran along pleasantly on other things.
Was In Good Spirits.
-Mr. King was In oxcollent spirits. No
one would haive dreamed that this man,
talking with animation upon affairs gen?
erally and manifesting deep Interest in
people and things about lilm, was soon
to enter a prison for twelve months, and
was regarded by the public as a man
who had been false to a high trust, and
therefore no longer worthy of confidence
and trust. Whllo he was still talking
Judge Witt entered and briefly announced
that his counsol saw nothing to be done
to save him. ,
"Well," he said, "that Is not the best
news In the world, but there seems no
help for It."
Again he remarked: "The sooner I be?
gin the term, the sooner It will be over."
"When do you want mo to go?" he
aRked Judge Witt.
The Judge replied In effect that he had
Just as well take his medicine then.
"You don't want a capias?" the Judge
"Ko," he said, "and," he continued,
"I'll go down by myself If you want me."
"Just as you choose about that," re?
plied the Judge.
Went "By Home."
"I would like to go by home," said
King, "before I go down."
Judge Witt gav? permission for one
of the Jnll doputlos to go with 1dm to
No. 2if? North Nineteenth Street, where
his mother Uves, and thou bnck to tho
Jail. King did not show emotion, but res?
ignation. However weak ho may have
been to yield to temptation, he is a strong
man when It comes to taking the con
seriuences. His whole attitude Is one of
resignation to the Inevitable,
Few Committee Meetings of
Importance During the
The week will open up In municipal
circles with a meeting Of the Common
Council tomorrow night. It will be a
regular meeting, and a large amount of
routine business Is to be transacted. But
apart from thla but little of?public Inter?
est Is expected to go on In the City Hall
during the week.
The Commiltee of Investigation has
taken a long recess, and will not meet
again until after September 10th. Mean?
while the members will take their sum?
mer outing and Inglvor?te themselves for
tho arduous task of tackling the street
railway franchise matter when they re?
The Committees on Health and Cernete?
ries will meet to-mor;ow evening at the
City Hall, and the Committee on the Im?
provement of the James River will meet
Tuesday evening? I* ,f> possible that the
Inner body will take another trip down
the river if a quorum can b? secured, as
tho members ara anxious to view the
situation at Du'eh Gap wlfTf" reference
to the straightening of the channel thore.
The month of August promises to be
an unusually dull one about/the City
Hall, and things are not expected to be?
come lively again until the Investigatimi
.?oinniKteji resumes operations,
Both Fell Victims to Stroke
ARE FOUND SIDE BY SIDE
The Lightning Spread Over an Area of
an Acre, Scorching- the Corn'
and the Vegetation
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
ADAMS GDOVE, VA., August l.-In a
severo thunder storm of yesterday after?
noon, Mr, J. H. Mason and the horse he
was riding were instantly killed. There
being no eye-witnesses to the fatal oc?
currence, particulars can only be con?
jectured. However, tho dead man and
his faithful beast, side by side stark In
death, were mute but potent reminders
of tho awful visitation of the fire-brands
of the heavens. Man and beast were evi?
dently klllod while hurrying home. The
lightning seems to have boon attended by
unusual phenomena, having eproad over
an area of quitn an acre of land, and dis.
mantled and scorched the corn and other
vegetation In Its track.
Neither man nor boast suffered dis?
figurement from the stroke. However, the
man's hat and portions of Ids clothing
wero torn In shreds and scattered wide?
Deceased, who farmed upon the land of
Mr. C. P. Grlzzard, was a hard-working
deserving- young man of about twenty
five. In his eagerness to completa a cer?
tain parcel of work, Mr. Mason remained
In tho field until tho storm was upon him,
when, mounting 1i!h horse, ho starteli to
his housse with tho terrible result men?
The scene of this sad occurrence Is In
western Southampton, on the Mehorrin
River, seven miles east from Emporta,
A pathetic feature Is the survival ot
the wife and infant Bon of deceased. Their
main earthly stay and support Is thus
rudely snatched away. The poor widow's
grief seoms Inconsolable.
Rev. R. W. Oriazard, of the Baptist
Church, will conduct the funeral and the
interment will take, place In Sussex coun?
ty, the home of the deceased, Sunday af?
LOOKS FOR FAIR
Farmer Evans, of the United States
Weather Bureau, said yesterday after?
noon that be did not look for any im?
mediate change In the temperature, and
that the weather would likely remain
cool to-day. He said, however, that It
would likely be fair to-day, and there?
fore slightly warmer during the day.
Within the next few days the director
anticipates normal conditions, and the
usual August warm weather.
SPORTS THREE TAILS
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
NEW HAVEN. August I.?A third tall
to the Borelll comet has been discovered
by the uatronotnera at the Yale Observa?
tory. Pliotograhps were taken on July
2ltli and July S7th. and these show a third
Hal. but It i* "I/I' to be.seen from those
? negatives that all tue tails urn broken.
Petition to Council.
BOARD SAYS FORCE
Also Desire to Purchase a?
New Patrol Wagon.
REASONS GIVEN POR
Detailed Statement Submitted ?ShowiniJ
the Small Awrageof Men on Duty
In the Various Districts by
Organize Force With
Th? Police Co-anxlttea held an taper???
tant session T?stenla; moming, and af?
ter approving the monthly pay roll an<J
bills, awarded the contract for coal foe
the department to C F. Lathrop and Com??
pany, and that for wood to the Richmond
Ice Company. ? subcommittee, compote?]
ot Messrs. Zimmermann and* Clowes, woe
named to loos: Into the expediency of
purchasing an Iron ento for the chiefs
ottica. In which to place stolen property,
and a resolution 'was .reported to the
Council appropriatine $750 for continuine
the doer pound during the remainder o?
the year. But the moiyt Important matt?
disposed of -was that, of a petition from
the Board of Folie? Cmmlssloners ask?
lng for authority to name thirty addi?
tional policemen, ten for each district,
and to procure a new patrol wagon and
all necessary equipment to be added to
Messrs. Landerkln and Whlttet appeared
before the committee and urged the
granting of the petition, and the com?
mittee voted unanimously in favor of re?
porting it to the Council with the recom?
mendation that it be aoted upon speedily.
THE PETITION,IN FULL.
Tho petition to the Council is as follows:
To tho Honorable Council of the City of
Gentlemen.?Tha Board of Police Com?
missionerei of this -city, ?after mature
consideration, have beqomo convinced; that
In order to give to th* people ot.thls city
the police protection to which they are
entitled, and to enforce and maintain law
and order at all times, tliat an Increase
of the present forco Is absolutely neces?
sary, and after full consideration of tha
subject, have determined to ask youB
honorable body for the authority to ap?
point thirty new men (ten for each dis?
We also feel that ln order to make the
patrol system more perfect and effective
that an additional wagon, with all neces?
sary equipment, should be provided for
We, therefore, request that you regard
this as an application from our board
for authority for the appointment of the
above named number of men to act as
policemen, and for one now patrol wagon
and all necessary equipment, to be added
to that department, nnd further request
that you give this subject early and fa?
Very respectfully yours,
BOARD OF POLICH COMMISSIONERS,
A. D. LANDERKIN,
President, pro tem.
GEORGE E. POLLOCK, Secretary.
TO REORGANIZE FORCE.
Rcent changes In the personnel of tha
Board of Pollco Commissioners have re?
sulted ln a determination on the part o?
tho body.to have a reorganization of the
force, and should the above petition be
granted by the Council, it Is expected
that this matter will be speedily taken up.
It Is being considered oarefulty by the
members now, and they have In mind
many changes In the present system,
?vhich they think will be benefiolal to
Just on what linos the proposed reor?
ganization scheme will be prosecuted
Is-not known nt this time, but the situa?
tion will bo ??nrefully gone over and every?
thing dlono to bring tbo force up to a
very high st.inrtard.
In support of this petition the hoard
submits to tbe Council a detailed state?
ment, giving reni? is why the additional
men are aski'd.
Among them are the following:
As Is well known t?i all ?vho compose
the Council, the city of Richmond ha?
come to be looked upon, and really Is,
a largo city. Its territory Is extended
nnd Its population numerous In most sec?
tions, and In these times when so many
Idle and dangerous characters ara roam?
ing about It is necessary that at all time?
a strong guard should be thrown around
all sections of the city, and especially
In tlio remoto and thinly populated sec?
tions where, during the day, women and
chililien are left unprotected by the male
portion of their families.
In the First District the average num?
ber of squares to each beat Is 29. In
the Second District, IS 2-11. In the Third
District. 80 T-13.
AVERAGE QUITE SMALL.
The average number of men on duty at
night ln the F?st District is ten, with
81 0-10 squares to tbe bent. In the Sec?
ond District, nine, with 83 squares to the
bent. In tha Third District, twelve, with
81 squares to the beat.
In tha daytime, In the First District,
the average number of men on duty tn
five, ?vltb ?3 -1-5 squares to loot after.
In the Second District the average In
four and oue-h&lf men, with (? square*
to look after. In the Third District, the
average number of men Is six., with
60 2-12 squares to look after.
There figures are fis near correct a?
possible, and can -be substantial??! if