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frUlfl TIM1SH FOTJNDlflD 1880.
3'ffrD DI8TATCH POUNDED 18C0.
WHOLE NUMBER 17,529. RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, APRIL .13, 1007.
PRJCE TWO CENTS,
JURYIN THAW CASE UNABLE TO AGREE, ISDISCHARGED;
SECOND TRIAL NEXT FALL; DELMAS MAY NOT APPEAR
rHOTQ &Y fN^KCtAU
SOOH Tl HETIRE
Writes Governor ot" His
Intention to Leave
JUDGE WM. F. RHEA
TO SUCCEED HI/V1
Richmond... Lawyer Declares He
Will Return to'tKe Prac-* "
tice of His Profession*
Will Not Affect
Judge Bov. T. Crump, ot thls city,
rhuirman of the Stato Corporatlon
Commlsslon, yesterday addrcsscd lo
Governor Swanson a letter Indlcatlng
hls purpose to rctlro from tho com?
mlsslon at an early dato.
In hls commuuication to the B.vecu
tive, Judgo Crump dld not flx. tho
dato upon which lio would leavo hls
post, but he gavo His Bxccllency to
understand that ho would deslro to ro
llnqufsh hls duties ln the near future.
Nelthor Judgo Crump nor Governor
Swanson would glve out thu exact
verbiage of the letter, but lt Is known
that what Is stated ubove 1b Its sub
Governor Swanson was seen during
tho day and asked for a statement
conccrning tho matter of Judge
Crump's eohtoinplatcd rotlrement, and
hls probnblo succcsBor, but he would
discuss noither propositlon for publi?
"I leavo for Jamostown this after?
noon," suld Hls Bxcellcncy, "to look
after somo Important Stnte matters,
and I may have to be away for several
"It will therefore be imposslble for
mo to tako up tho questlon of Judge
Crump's contemplated resignation un?
tll somo time next week."
Judge Crump was seen in his ofllco
In tho dopartment of tho Corporatlon
Commission later on, and ho decllnetl
to bo lntervlowcd furthor than to say
that ho would return to tho practlco
of hls profession, and that ho would
fool a great rclief from tho ardiious
toll tho positlon has lmposod upon him.
Decisions Come First.
lt ls not bollevcd thnt Judgo Crump
will rotiro untll thero is final action
,by tho commlsslon on both tho frclght
and passongor rato mattors that hav?
long boon ponding, and upon whloh
Judgo Crump has heard all tho evl
denca. An early declslon is cxpectod ir
both cases, and lt ls not unllkoly that
tho chalrman und hls collcaguos wll:
bo unaniinous ln tholr findiugB.
Tho qucstlon of Judgo Crump's stic
oessor ls un lntoreating one, iint
though tho Governor will not dlscusi
lt at this tlmo, tho gonorol lmprosalor
provnlls thnt Hon. Wllliam Francls
Bhoa, of Brlstol, will got tlio place
It ls woll understood ln politlcal clr
clflB that Judgo Bhca was lookod upor
wlth favos us tho man to succoed Com
nilsslonnr Stuart, whoso term oxplres
On Fobruary 1, 100S.
Noav a viicaney comes nearly a yeni
' ?hoad of that, und no ono can llguri
?ut a roason why Judgo Bhea shotih
not land tho plum, Ilo Is not only i
man of promlnenco in Stato politics
but lio sorvod two terms in Congrosi
Wlth Governor Swanson, und is lih
Kxcollency's closo personal and polt
tlcal friond. Ho took caro of Governoi
Bwanson's politlcal fortnnos in tlio ex
tremo Snulhwost ln lils last contes
for Chlof Bxocutlvo of tho Slato, ntu
?upportod him loyully in hls furtho
?trugglo for tho honor, whon formo
Governor Montague wus tho A'lctor,
Man of Prominence.
Judgo Bhca is not wlthout clvle, jucll
olnl or politlcal honor. Ilo served u
Stato Senator fromhls district years ngt
Bater hn aviis Judgo of the County Coui
of Washington nnd ntlll later presldo
ovor tho Corporatlon Court of tho clt
of nrlstol. Ho wus twicc olootud to Con
fcresu ns a Domoorat from tho Nlnth Dh
trlct, nnd cneh time vetulned hls sou
nfter n conlesl wlth tlio lato Goneri
iContlnuciJ, on Tvntii ipag?.)
HAVE NO MORE CHEAP
Railroad Presidents and Representatives of Various
Denominations Reach Agreement After Conference
Yesterday?To Decide on Sunday Trains.
[Snbolal to Tho Tlniou-DlHiuitch. |
DYNCHBUKG, VA., April 12.?As tho
result of a conforonco horo to-day
botween representtitlves of tho rallways
of tho Stato antl tho Intordonomlna
tional church commlttoo lt was ngrood
that thu rnllways will dlaeohtlnuo tli3
salo of Suruluy oxourslon tlckets ln
A'lrglnla and that tho. Stato Corpora?
tlon Coinmlsslnn shall regiilalu tho
operatlon of Sunday paasengor nnd
t | freight tralna, tho comrnlsalon doeid
l ; ing what trulns aro nocossary on Sun?
day, Tho inattor of propurlng a hill
to bo offered to tho noxt Doglslaturo
waa roferred to a suboommlttoo 00111
posed of Presidents Johnson, of tl)o
Norfolk und AArestern; Flnloy, of tho
Southern, and StoveiiB, of tho Ohosa
peako and Ohio. and ltov. Dr. John J.
Lloyd, lierbert 11. Unrrls and Goo. 13.
.Cuskio, of thlB clty.
Tho blll win bo proparod . by Mr.
Caaklo, and thon referrod to tho rall?
way proBldonts before going buck to
miothor conforonco lo bo hold hero in
tho futuro. This agrocummt ls tho re?
sult of tho offortB of Dr. \V. AV, Smith,
chancollgv of tuo itaiHloJr..li-Mivvou uys?
tem of collegea, who brought tho ques?
tlon of Sunday trains before thn A'lr?
glnia Conforonco of tho Methodist
Church, tho A'lrglnla Synod of tho
Prcsbytorlan Church, und tho Councll
of tho Kplseopul Church. Dr, Smith
is prealiloiit of tho coininlsslon naiiiod
by theso threo rellglous bodies,' and
the mootlng to-day waa tho second
held wlth tho rallwayvVoproaentatlvos,
? Tho rallwuy mon present at tho con
feroui'n to-day wero Prosident John?
son, Chlof Counsel Dorun, Division
Coimsol Cockran, Division Superlnten
dtnt Itlton, of the Norfolk and Wcst?
orn; President Stovons, of tho Choaa
ponko and Ohlo, and Asslstunt General
Kiipqrintondent E, 11. Conjiniiin, of tho
Richmond Man for Cashier,
ISpoclul to Tho Tlmos-Dlapatoh.J
BAL,TIMOU13, MD., Aprll 12.?By tho
resignatlon of President Goorge A.
von J-iinffen, of tho Commerclai nnd
Fnrmers Natlonal Bank, of thla city,
Mr. Frank Baldwln, formerly of Itloh
mond, has bcc.ii.umdu cushler of tho
"Phot b. ?>Y tAiKRSEKU v
Lccturcs There to Packed
Tlicatre oii"'OUl World and
| Speclal toThoTlii.oa-Ulspatch,]
ItO'ANOKB, VA? April 12.?Hon, Wll
llflin .loiinings Bryan duliverod hls loc
turo an "The Old 'World and Its \Vayn"
at tlio Acudeiny of Muslo to-nlght. un?
der the auspk-ea of the Daughters of
Tho hoiiHo was pucked. Mr. Bryan
wus introducod by llon. llonry S. Trout
as tho greatest Uving Amerlcun,
Mr. Bryan niude few departures from
t|io lines of hls leoture, und thoy wore
blts of pleasantry In hls politlcal ex
pnrlonce, which brought out luughter
lio was mot at Saieni thls mornlng
hy a commlttoo from tho varlous or
ganl'iftitlQiis of th" city, and whon
Uounoko wns roached unother laryo
coiuinlttoe met hllli und escortod hllll
to tho Hotel Koiinoke. After lunoh
he wns lukcu on un auloiuobllo rldo
ovor tho city, nftor which lio roeelved
l'or nn hour nt tho hotel. On tlie
-' tCunUruiea- ?" JPllU'4 r'ie*),
THROW MONEY ONSTAGE
FOR HAGUE PILGR1MAGE
Mr.. Stead's Address Arouses Audience to High
Pitchof Enthusiasm and Immediate
Resnonse is Made.
PITTSBUBG, PA? Aprll 12.?At tho
close of tho addroas hy AVllliam Stead,
edltor of "Kovlew of Uovlows," Dondon,
Fiiglund, at tho rededlcntlon of tlm Car
ueirio Inslltnto of Plttsburg, lale to-day,
in whlch the speuker unnpuuced'a plan
to ralso $100,000, nbcessary to conduct
tho pllgrlmuga from all oountrles to Tho
ll'uguo conference, advocated in a recont
Now York acldreas, unboundod onthuBlnsm
took poasesslon of tho largo audlenco, timi
money was thrown to tho iloor of tho
Probably nover has a publlc apeaker
been glvon ;bucIi nn oyatlon ln this clty.
Tho lightnlng-llko rapldlty wlth whlch
Mr, Stead's plans to flnanoe tho pllgrt
mugo began ahnoat took tho hrouth of
the dlstlngulshed forelgn nnd American
guests attoudlng tho meotlng.
Plea of Mr. Stead.
Mr. Stead, aftor oxplalnlng tho pur
1080 of 'tho pllgrlmaffu to tho next
Ilnguo . conferonco, ostlmated thnt lt
wopld tako at least $100,000 to flnnnoo
tho propoBltlon. To rnlso^thla sum ho
proposod that overy boy'and girl in
Ih? vollegosunauulvorBltlua turougji
out tho Unltod Statos doualo f.O cents
towurd tho fund needed. Ile wuld tho
1qbsq.ii furnlshod to Buropo by Hiich
n movemont would be nu iniluontliil
factor in tlio quust of Interniitlonal
Tho suggcittinn camo ut tho end of
hls addroriii, und ho sut down nmld loud
appluiiBo. For fully llvo nilnutos tho
clnppltig nnd cheerlng wns prolongml,
it'iid ilnully tho spoiikci* uguln uroso and
Hiiid that probably tho uiidlenco would
llke to contrltiuto to tliu fund, Iniiito
dlatoly a shower of ullvor money
lnnded on tho stago, coming from all
piirta of tho hall.
Colleges to Contribute.
Among tho InvitoiT?guests ou tlis}
stago*" wero many pivsldents of uni
veraltlOH and collogus, and at tho closo
of tho meeting the followlng in-atltu
tions, through tholr heiuls, docldod to
tiunrlbuto . to thu fund:
ICnox t.'ollogo, Galeshurg, Hls,; lDr.
Thomas McClellnnd, pro.ildent; Alie
gheny Collego, Moiulvlllu, Bu., Dr. Will,
.(.Coullnuga yu-TJUca Fage.}
SEVEN JURORS FOR
Majority of Those Who
Try Thaw Stand Out
SINKS TO HIS CHAIR
WHEN TOLD RESULT
Brave Wife .Trie$.to Comfont qnd
Cheer Him, While Aged Mother
Sits Stolid and Motionless.
Second Trial Probably
Not Occur Before
HOW JURY STOOD. :
For Conviction?Demlng B. Smith,
George Pfaff, Charles H. Fecke, Harry;
C. Brearley, Charles D. Newton, Jos- I
eph B. Belton and Barnard Gerstman
For Acqulttal?OBcar A. Plnk, Henry
C. Harney, Malcolm S. Fraser, Wllbur
F. Steele and John S, Dennee?5.
NEW YORK. April 12.?Hopeleasly di?
vided, seven for a verdict of gullty of
murder In the rirst degree and flve' for
ncquittnl on tho grounci of lnsanlty, tho
jury, whlch, slnea tho 23d of last January,
hns been trying Harry 1C. Thaw, reportod
after forty-sevon hours and clght mln
utes' dollbcratlbn thut lt could not ppssl
bly agree upon a vordict. The tw,?'.ve'
men were promptly dlsehargcd by .Jus?
tlco Kitzgcrald, who declared thnt ho,
loo, believed their task was hopcloss.
Thaw was retnandcd to tho Tombs wlth?
out bail lo awiill a socond trial on tho
ehnrgo of havlng murclored Stanford
Whltp, the noted architect.
When this now trial would tako placo
no one connected with the caso could
to-nlght oxp*!33 an opinion. Dlstrict
Attorney Joromo deelured that thero
were many other persons accused ot
homicido awaltlng trial, and Thaw would
have to take his turn wlth tlio rest. As
to a isosslble change of venue, both tha
dlstrict attorney and counsel for Thaw
declared they would mako no such movo.
Thaw's attornoys will havo a confor?
onco to-morrow wlth tho prisoner to
declclo upon tholr next step. They
may make an enrly appllcatlon for
ball. Mr. Joromo sald ho would, stron
uoiisly opposo It. Ho addod tho boliof.
that as seven of tho jurors had votod
for "gullty" hls opposltlon would prob?
ably bo successful. Iu that event Thaw
has another long summer boforo hlm
ln tho clty prlsou, for his caso on
tho alroady lengthy crlminal cnlendar
cannot posslbly be reached until somo
tlmo next full.
Did Not Expect Verdict.
Tho acoiios attendlng the announeo
meni. by tlm jury of lts Inablllty to
agree upon any sort of vordict woro'
robbed of any thuatricallam by t|io,
general hollof. that after tholr long
delllierallon aud the reports of tha
wldo illvlHinti of sontlnumt, the jurora
could mako no other report than ono
Thaw, Biirrountlod by the nienibers 6'!
hls family?tho do.votod, aged mother,
tho pale young wlfo, tho tltlod slster,
the Cpuntoaa of yarmouth; Mra. Georgo
Cnrnoglo and Edward und Joslah Thaw,
tlio lirolhers?received tho nows ln ab
Whon lt hecume known that tho jury
was about to mako lts report and that
the ease would bo dlsposod of, Thaw
called hls wlfo to u seut by hls sldo
and wlth hls right arm thrown about
her untll ho was commanded ta stand
und faco tlm jurors. Smlllug and con
tldeiit uh hu entered the i-ourtroom, ho
sank llniply into hls chalr when Poru
niun PciuluB II. Smith, ln responao to
a (inestlon by Clerk Penny as to
whuther a verdict had boen agrccU
Wife Tried to Cheer Hirn.
"Wo hnvo uot."
Tho mothor, hor fcaturcs hldclen bo
hlud U Uunst u-ll Ui 6Ji*vli4 >0k\ fitOliti