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TRirj piSPATCH FOtlNDED. 18B0.
WHOLE NUMBER 17,617.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JULY. 10, 1D07.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Says He Does Not
MAY BRING SUIT
. AGAINST WILSON
jMiss Schcnck Declares She Will
Kill W'il.son on Sight, But
Acccpts Money from Him
lo Take Her liack to
Mlss Florence Schenck, tho nineteen
year-old daughtor of Dr. Powhatan
Schehcki of tho United States Navy,
Who llvi^s ln Ghent, tho fashlonablo
rcslelentlnl sectlon of Norfolk. left her
homo last Oetober wlth Charles Wil
Bon, tlio stablo manager for Alfred
'.MiHs Schenck came to Richmond anel
wnK here durlng the Horse Show. She
cicclaros that Wllson married hor nt
tho Klchmond Hotel on the. l?th of
Oetober last. Thls statement Wllson
??osltively denies, saying that the glrl
uiiillcil nt hlm on tho streets of Nor?
folk, nnd that sho arconipiyiied hlm
to Now York nnd Newport, knowlng
I that he wns n married man. At Now
i port Mlss Sehoncy wns much discussed,
und it was sald that she had boon
engaged to drive Mr. Vanderbllt's
/horsos. She met Wllson'B wlfo and
j was lntroduced to her as tho daughtor
1 of hor huaband'a old frlend.
She accompanled Wllson to London,
whero Mr. Vandorbllt's horseB were
shown ut tho Internatlon Horso Show.
j nnd returning Monelny wlth Wllson
( mailo tlje chargo on landing that tho
mnn had betrayed her. sho bollevlng
that ho was unmnrrled. She; asuorti
' thnt she has dined with Mr. Vunder
( bllt scores of tlmes.
I Dr. Powhatan Schenck. whon seer
(last night in Norfolk, declincd to dls
2U88 hls datighter's actions, and Misi
?Schenck, at the Victorla Hotol in Now
/"York. doclarod sho would klll "Wilsot
on night. At a lato hour sho loft hei
(hotol; and it is not known where bIk
Mlss Schenck wns a notable Hgiin
I at tho last Richmond Horne Show
(where Bhe wa8 seen wlth Mr. Vander
(bllt and Wllson. Her costumca won
Btartllng, and her appearance causec
ISpoclnl to Tho Times-Di6pat<:h.]
| NORFOLK, VA., July fl.-?To all ap
.peaj-ancea Florence M. Schenck*. *wh.
leps than a year ago left here ane
alleged that nho married Charlo* WU
jsnn, the manager of Alfred G. Van
'rierbllt's horse show stnbles. Ib un
known ln the homo of her parents, 01
Raleigh Avonuo. Ghent, the most fash
lonablo residcntlal sectlon of Norfolk
Asked to-nlght lf hls daughte
,would return homo from New York
whithor sha haa Just returned fron
London in doop dlstress, aftor havlni
dlscoverod thnt the man she though
her husband has another wlfe, he
?fr.ther, Dr. Powhatan Schenck, gazei
Into space, but flnally replled tha't h
liad npthlng to eay. After another in
lerval ho replled that he dld not knov
Florcnco, thus reafflrming his dlsown
ment of her. Tho doctor mado it plaii
that ho would have nothing to sa;
about the daughter, who left hls hom
ngainst hls wlll, and who has brough
dlstress to herself and famlly. H
Cavo ovldence of deep emotion.
??Florcnco*- Not Known.
At the Schenck home all was ex
? tremely qulet. Thero the name o
Florence is not utterod. nor are an
questlons answerocl about her. "Who
ido you want to know that for?" wa
the only reply mado to questlons b
reporters nn the. door would close o
the telephone recclver bo hung uj
Among those who know the Schenck
well lt is thought that Florence wl
ho quletly received at home perhap
nfter a term Bpent at some other poln
Once bnck here, nn effort wlll bo mad
to forget It all. But Dr. Schenc
does not lmpress one as being favoi
able to Biirh a plan. Ho seems to b
unforgivlng, and, lt Ib even htnto
that he will bring sult against Wllao
for damngen; but thut, too, would seei
io be foreign to tho man. It ls llkel
thnt ho hnn provlded sustenance fc
hor In Now York, nnd mny contlnu
to do bo without ever again permlt*ln
hor to return home.
I WILL KILL HIM
SAYS MISS SCHENC*
[Jicccives Check from Wilson Bc
cause She is Without a
Cent in the World. ,
[Specinl toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
NEW YOWC, July fl.?"This ma
WilBon hnn gone around tolllng llbeloi
stories about mo. I nm a Southorn gl'
nnd nn expert nhot. If he comes ncro*
my path and he snys I'm not marrle
to hlm, I will klll hlm."
Attlred In a robo of white silk an
laco cnught with baby bluo rlbbo:
Mlss Florence Schenck, Bobhlng, te
clny told ? tho Btory of hor shatterc
romnnce. She was ln her room nt tl
Hotol Victorla, nttendod by Dr. Samu
Smlth nnd a trntned nurse.
"The lovo whlch , I onco had lu
turned to hato. I novor wlll forget tl
dny ho struck me.on tho steamor."
'Mlss Schenck broke down seVer.
tinos durlng tha Interview.
"We were mnrrled on Oetober 191
of inst yonr ln Richmond,1' sho sal
"I sail for London to-morrow, for
hnve no frlonds horo. I don't kno
what wlll become of mo, now thi
my father hriB dlaownod me."
At tlmes Mlss Schonok's omotlon w
tincontrolluble, nntl Dr, Smlth begg.
thnt she bring tho Interview . to
elr.sii, hut she wnB determlned to tc
thn world her story and to make publ
tho docoptlon nnd faithlossness sl
nllegrd ngainst Charles II. WIlso
Alfred G. Vandcrbilt's horae sho
MIsb Relienck wnn rocllnlng on
' couch whon tho Intcrvlower waa us'
erod Into the darkened room nt tl
(Contlnued on Thlrd Pag-e.)
Scct. of Navy Says Fleet
Will Not Remain In
NO DESIRE TO
How Long thc Warships Will
Remain in Western Watcrs
Will Be Dctcrmined Later,
Dcclarcs Metcalf, Who is
Irritatcd at thc
Talk of War.
OAKLAND, CAL. July 9.?Secretary
of the Navy Metcalf deprecajod the
warllke aspect that has been given the
oreler for the crulse of the great battle
shlp sejnadron from the Atlantlc to the
Pacific coast. The secretary Bald lasl
nlght that the proposed movement wai
that of a practlce crulse, and that the
fleet would not be kept In the Paclfle
permanently. He declared that the
length of tlme that the fleet woulc
remain ln ' the western slde of the
contlnent hnd not yet been declded.
With considerable emphaBls the eec
r'etary volced hls oplnlon that tho war?
llke Interpretatton that had been mad<
ln connectlon wlth the fieet's movemen
was not justifled by the facts. ln fact
tho wldely publlshed reports suggeflt
ing ho8tlle preparations sccm to be i
source of Irritatlon for tho head o
the navy. He sald:
"The fleet, whlch wlll he movee
from the Atlantlc to the Paclflo thii
winter, ls comlng to thls slde merel;
on a practlce crulse. The fleet wll
consist of slxteen or more vessels, no
moro than twenty, and Its Btay on thi:
slde wlll not be permanent. Of course
the fleet wlll not come here, turi
around and go rlght back agaln. Hov
long It wlll remain ln the Paclflo wll
be determlned at the proper tlme.
"Thero is no sound reason or excusr
for all thls talk by the public am
through the press of an attempt ti
overawe the Japanese by a warllk
naval dlsplay. I do not belleve tha
the newspapers are Justifled or rlght h
so construlng and colorlng the crulB'
of tho warships to the Paclflc.
IS NOT BELIEVEr
lf. .True, the U. S. Governmen
Will Leave Japan to Deal
.With the. Admiral.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 9.?Al
though pretty well satlsfied that th
Japanese Admiral Sakamoto was no
accurately reported ln hla-alleged cntl
clsm of the personnel of the Ameri
can Navy, the offlclals here have con
cluded that even lf the caas wer
otherwise, the lncident would call fo
no ofTtcial representatlons on theli
part. As one of the officials put 1
the matter would bo ona for the Jap
anese naval authoritles to deal wltl
and they undoubtedly would do e
without any promptlng from the Unlte
States. Our own government alway
has taken tho lnltlatlve ln admonlsh
ing and even reprlmandlng America
military or naval ?fHcera who ar
guilty of lndlscreet public comment
tfpon foreign Instltutlons. lt has don
so upon the theory that the oftens
of the offlcer In such caso ls agaln;
his own government, and lt la nc
doubted that the Japanese vlew wi
be the same. ?
NOT ALARMED AT
Says Plan Shows That Two Go\
ernments Have Reached
PARIS, July 9.?The French govern
ment greatly deprecates the alarmls
vlew of the Japanese-American sltue
tion taken by a sectlon of the Parl
press, and an insplred statemen
based, presumably on the foreign ol
fice's advlces, placing the most opt
mlstic constructlon upon the plans l
dlspatcli tho American battieship flei
to the Pacific, was glven out thls ai
ternoon, as follows:
"Much surprlse ls manlfested i
diplomatic circleB over the excltemei
caused by the plan to send the Amei
ienn battieship fleet to Paclflc water
It.stead ot the step causing alar:
there is reason to belleve that the de
cision of the Amerlcan government ln
piles that the negotlatlons proceedln
between the Washington and Tok
Cabinets are making favorab
progress. The Amerlcan governmei
beyond doubt would not order th
naval movement lf lt was llkely i
tmbarrass thei negotlatlons which ha'
been going on for some tlme betwec
tho two governments."
Warlike Preparation Going on i
Ready for Sea.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.I
NORFOLK, VA? July 9?Warli:
prepurntlons, obeervnhle In Virgln:
consists in Ihe heavy increase in t
ihipinent of coal from the Hampt'
Rouds ports to the Philipplnes and t
Paclflc coufet and Increased uctlvltl
nt the Norfolk Navy Yard. Work
tho navy yurei has boen brlsk for mn:
nioni.hs. but not untll recently we
e.fforts concoritrnted on getting shi
ready for sea thnt wore sent thore f
an inelefinlto perlod. Espoclally Is tl
truo of tho hattleslilp lowa, ordered
ordinary thoro. The work of .strlppl:
Iho vessel had conimenced, but sueTflo
ly orders came to make the ahlp rea
for sea. Japanese war talk is t
lieveel to he tho causo of these oper
.(ContUu'eel on Third Ptigo0.' j _
Takes Steps to Run Down
Gambling- Ark In
Declarcs Hc Is Ready to Send
Virginia Officers Into Poto?
mac and Bring Cnlprits
to Speedy Justice?Also
at Pine Beach.
Vlgorous action takon by Governor
Swanson ln two important' cases in
dlcates clearly his purpose to exhaust
every means at hls command to put a
stop to certain dlsgraceful practices
within tho border of the State. anel to
brlng to speedy Justice "those who are
oponly vlolatlng Virginia laws by
gambling, liquor selling and carouslng
on the Sabbath day.
Durlng his stay at .lamestown last
week His Excellency took up the mat?
ter of the Sunday vlolations and the
generai rowdlness heretofore Indulged
ln at Plno Beach. and he recelved as
surances from the Norfolk county au
thorities that proper steps wouid be
taken to prevent a recurrence of the
disorder. But a much more lnterestlng
and far-reaching case ls that of the
ln/amous gambling ark ln the Potomac
River, to which the Governor dlrected
hls attentlon yesterday. This contrl
vance, whlch has been ln operatlon for
somo tlme, and whlch has defled the
Virginia anel Maryland authoritles. Is
a sort of house-boat?a floatlng bar
room and gambling den, paying no
license and permittlng its patrons to
indulge ln nearly every form of law
Sunday the Blg Day.
Sunday ls considered harvest time
for thls gambling ark. It anahors
somewhere near the Virginia-Mary
land line in the Potomac and sends
small boats to Alexandria, Washing?
ton, Georgetown and other nearby
polnts to brlng In the "sports," who
are said to be the "wildest bunch" who
ever operated ln that communlty.
Commonwealth's Attorney Samuel G.
Brent, of Alexandria, has wrltten Gov?
ernor Swanson a strong letter, settlng
out ln detall the conditions prevall?
ing on the ark. As a result of thls com?
inunlcatlon the Governor has wrltten
Governor Warfleld, of Maryland, ask?
ing his co-operation ln the matter, and
declarlng that he is ready to go to any
lengths in his povfer to rout this ne,?t.
Mr. Brcnt's Letter.
The letter of Commonwealth's At?
torney Brent ls as follows:
Alexandria, Va,, June 27, 1907.
To His Excellency, Claude A.
Swanson, Governor of Virginia,
My Dear Governor,?I have *been
called upon by.a large number of
citlzens of thls communlty to
bring to your attention the fact
that an ark boat or floatlng boat, ,
flxed up for the purposo of gamb?
ling and the sale of Intoxlcatlng
liquors, is anchored In the Mary?
land waters a short distance from
Alexandria. The patronago of
this gambling establishment ls
furnished by the people of the clty
of Washington, who take the fer
ry-boat ln Washington and are
landed at the ferry wharf in this
clty. They are then taken on
board a tug at tho foot of King
Street. of this city, and conveyed to
the ark or floatlng boat, where they
Indulge ln all klnds of gambling,
and drinks are furnished them un?
til a large number become intox
The people remain upon this ark
until late hours of the nlght, and
after leaving the said ark, aro
landed upon the wharves of Alex?
andria clty, a great many of
whom are ln a drunken condl?
tlon. It has become an lntolera
ble and lnsufferable nuisance to
thls communlty, and tne people
are anxlous that it should be
As the unlawful gambling and
sale of whiskey Is carried on in
the waters of the Potomac, which
is within the Jurisdiction of the
State of Maryland, I would respect?
fully request that you call tho at?
tentlon of the- Governor of Mary?
land to this matter. and ask him
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
Harry Kirkstein Charged With
Disposing of $5,000 Stolen
NEW YORK, July 9.?Late to-day
the police arrested Harry Kirkstein, a
telegraph operator, twenty-two years
old. on a charge of acting wlth Mrs.
Laura Carter in recelvlng and dis?
posing of $5,000 stolen from tho Wlnd?
sor Trust Company hy Chesyer B. Run?
yan. Kirkstein is tho man for whom
tho pollco have been looklng for sev?
eral rtays. Kirkstein suys that ho llved
with Mrs. Carter ln AVest Slxty-sixth
Street for about a year anel a half,
until recently she told him sho had a
"good thlng," and he left her.
On the Fourth of July, ho. said. Mrs.
Carter telephoned hlm to meet her,
whlch ho dld. Sho told him, he said,
thut the "good thlng" was Chester B,
Runyan, tho mlsslng teller, and thut
ho had glven her $5,000. Kirkstein
said he advlsed her to take tho money
to the trust company and tell tho
offlclals whero Runyan wns. She re?
plled, Kirkstein said, that sho would
)[? retuni the money to Runyan und thon
glve hlm up.
Runyan was amilgned ln'court to
day, nnd hls counsel entered .a plen etf
not guilty, nnd asked ror an odjourn
ment untll Meuiday. Hn snid ho had
heen Informed that tho ;irlsoner's nm-i
terr.nl grnndniother had dled |n nn Iii
Kane usyUmi, und thnt Mra, Runyan
.boUeved h__ lursband's mlne), affoctod.
CITY OFFICIALS ELECTED LAST NIGHT
xv. douglas GonnoN,
Newspaper Man Not Allowed to
Testify Regarding Conver?
sation With McFarland.
DEPOSITIONS READ ALL DAY
Charles H. Moyer Will Be
Brought from Jail to
BOISE, IDAHO. July 9.?The de?
fense ln the Steunenberg murder case
to-day charged that Detective Jamea
McParland has been guilty of an at?
tempt to manufacture testimony
against WUliam D. Haywood, but was
unsuccessful ln getting the liasis ant
detalls of the charge.? ybeforo Uie court
and Jury. tf
Alva A. Swain, a newspaper corres?
pondent who repre.*=ents tho Pueblc
Chleftaln, at Denvor, was called to the
stand and questioned as to a conver?
sation ho had with Detective McPar?
land in Denver last fall. - Senatoi
Eorah, for the State. objected to th.
conversation on tho ground that nc
foundatlon had been laid for lt.
Clarence Darrow, for tho defense
who was examining Swain, explainec
that the testimony was offered for the
purposo of showing that there oxlstec
a conspiracy between the mlne ownen
and the Pinkertons to secure a con?
vlctlon and executlon of tha prisoner
"McParlnnd ' approacheel thls witness
In ar. attempt to manufacture testi?
mony," ho declared, "nnd I belleve wc
have a right to show it."
Judge Wood said therei was nothlrif
In the evldence that furnished propei
foundatlon for tho introductlon of suct
teBtimony, and sustnined the Stato-!
objectlon. The_ detense_ took. .an_ ex?
Rear-End Collision on Mobilc
and Ohio Near Whistler,
MOBILE. ALA., July 3?in a rear.
end collision on the Mohile and Ohit
Pnilrond near Whistler, Ala., flve milei
from Moblle, to-day. between passen?
ger traln No. C and a light englne, one
man was kllled nnd two others were
Ir.lured. Tho dend:
Thomas Dease. engineor of the pas?
senger train, who wns struck on th<
ihead bv a mnil crane.
Injured: Ben Evnns, colored flremai
on passenger englne. both loga brokei
and supposed to be Injured internnlly
Thomns Murray, mall clerk, rlb:
Unknown nogro woman, sliglitly ln
Jured. , , I I.i I ??''
Evnns, tho tireman, notlclng tha
tha train dld not slow up at Wliistle
Stntlon, crawled over to tho ongijioer'
sld? of the cab nnd discovered thn
Deaso wns uncnnscioiis. Tho flremai
put on the alr brakes and stopped th
train, but not until lt had crashed int.
the cxtrn englne. Tho locomotlvo o
tho pnssengor traln wns dernlk'd nn.
the mall aml baggage cars wer.
OF INJURED LOVE.
Miss Houck on Way to Stauiuoi
to Nurse Man She is
(Rpecinl to Tho Tlmos-Dlspntch.)
ST. LOUIS, MO? July O.?MIss Myrtl
l-Iouck, dnughtor of Fred. Houck. ger
ornl supeiintondo.pl of the Consol
dated Coal Compnny, rocolvod a lon
illstunco telephone* ' measngo froi
Staunton, Va,, yesterduy not|fying lu
thlit Webnter llnyes, hor swnothoiir
who ls manager of f? niino, . 1...11 he'o
btielly crusheel between two cars.
Miss ilouck nnd hor mothor nro no
on I'DUto to Stiiuntuii to bo al tlm hoi
Fido of tho Injured mnn. llayos nn
Mlss Houck woro te> hnvo heen nifii
, I'rleil in 11 few v/eelis. lt is suid llii
J.-tUU'i'tf lJS.8 HUle chiiuco 1.1 l'c.ovir.
At thc Joint ncsulon nf (lie
C'nminoii C'nunrll nnd tlie
llnnrd of Aldermen lield 1 n-?r
nlitlit Mr. llecls itiis elected (u
tlie new ofllce of Hiilldlnti;
Inixpcctor over Kevcrnl oppo
iient."i. 'Mt. Gordon, who niic
oecila Mr. Whlttet on thc Po?
lice Ilonrd, Iind no nppoitltlon.
II PRISON CELL!
Faces of Prominent Citizens i
Patrol Wagon Startle Resi
dents of East End.
NEW STATION IS OPENE!
Speechcs Made by Mayor M<
Carthy and Mr. Blair?Test
of the New Machine.
Wlth tho patrol wagon filled wil
business men and city officials and
number of prominent cltlzens occup:
Ing steel-rlbbed cells, the new polli
statlon of Rlchmond was opened wll
a flourlsh yesterday, the patronage e
the flrst day promlslng much for tl
"run .of buslness" in the arlstOcral
A. large number of invitallons we
Issueel for tho occasion to membe
of the City Councll, the Boards of P
lice, School and Flre" Commisslonei
mombers of tho Polico Benevolent A
sociation, and others. Chlef iWorn
recelved his vlsltors ln his blg, co
dlal, German fashion, making eve:
ono feel qulte at homo, although
some the surroundtng3 were somewh
out of the ordinary. Captains Ba
foot. Epps and Whitlock seconded tl
efforts of the chief, showlng the vls
tors through the building and explaii
ing to them all the'convenlences ai
"comforts" affordcd by thc new stru
Some Snceclies Mnde.
After the steel cells had been teste
on some of the City Fathers. and tl
shower baths on one or two lnqulsitli
reporters, tho worel was passed, ar
all ussemblod ln the big drlll hall (
assembly room on the second floor. M
A. D. Landerkln, of tho Board ot P<
llce Commissioners, preslded, and :
a few words introduced Mayor M>
Carthy, who ls ex-ofllclo tho Presidei
of the Board of Pollco Commlsslonor
The Mayor made a most happy ar
characterlstlc speech of welcomo to tl
visitors, nnd told of the threo yca:
nf constant labor and earnest appp
on the part of tho Police Board thi
had been necessary to convlnce tl
City Councll of tho need for tho ne
station. Contlnulng, the Mayor paid
hlgh trlbute to tho efilciency of tl
present police force. saylng:
"I honestly- believe that very fe
people have any appreciatlon of tl
?'alue of police efilciency, and tl
importance of sustainlng tho poll
force. When tho Police Departme
falls in our Amerlcan system of go
ernment, It ls not going too far to si
that the country Is faco to face wl
the problem, of military tyrnnny.
"It Is. because of the vlgllance <
the nlghtly patrol of theso bluecoat
men that we can sleep In penco a
snfety. They nro tho malnstay n
supporterg of tlie law, and constltu
(Contlnued on Tenth Pago.)
WIVES FIGHT AND
Frederick County Women Ha;
Terrific Fistic Ducl to Settle
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.1
WINCHESTER. VA.. July 8.?Ne-.
hns reached Winchester thnt a fe
which lias been cxistlng between t
wlves of prosperous Frederick coun
farmers for a number of years w
tii-ttleel at least In part sevornl mll
northwest of this city thls afternor
when the women driving wltli tlu
liiishnnd.H met on a county road, lnuii
from thelr earrlagos und Immeeliatr
eiiKiigt'd In a terrific flst flght. llo
women clinched ln pugllistlo fushlc
und used flais, flnger niUla and Inc
wltli such effect us to produce laceir
tlons und brulses ol) eacli, One wonu
who ls dellcate looklng. bluekencul ei
of the eypa ot tho other, who ls nu
hiixom. nntl attractlve, Hoth rolled ri*>
und over ln Iho roud und fought d>
perately while thelr liusliundR ?to
off nncl held the horses. Wiilter Co0|
und jacob Strelt, hoppenlng nloi
siartiil tn aoparato the conilmtiui
biit were unsuoe'essful, und tlie woni
only Btonpori whon exhausted, Fuiii
inuttci's are alleged to havo paus
tho fistic imcQuntpr, nnd wlnn
te.w.M recently both wlves nro snid
' have threatoned td "fix" tho rith
i Tlio iilltlinl'lth'H iiuvi- uot lilUon u lui
i la Uio inuUcr no fur.
HBNHY P. HECK,
Interstate Commerce Commission
Makes a Preliminary State?
ment for Mr. Roosevelt.
NO RECOMMENDATIONS MADE
Special Counsel Kellog Anxious
to Prosecute Railroad Magnate
Under the Sherman Act.
OYSTER BAY, July* 9.? President
Roosevelt to-dny received the report
of the Interstato Commerco Commis?
sion setting forth facts nnd 'conclusion;
arrived at as a reBiilt of tho investl?
gatlon of E. H. Harrlman's nllegec
maulpulalto.ns of certaln rallroad'i
A copy. of the roport also has hcor
sent to Attorney-General Bonnparto
nnd the Btntoment was mado to-day.ii;
Secretary Loob that Mr. Bonnparto':
rccommondntlons ns to future pro
ceedings by tho government ii
the niattor doubtless would be
waltod by tho President before ho di?
rected nny further rnbyo.
The conclusion of tho commission
lt was ndded, would not bo made publle
untll tho Attorney-Genernl's recom
mendatlons shall have been recolved.
Prolliiilnnry Ile port.
"WASHINGTON, July 9.? At Presi
dent Roosovelt's roriuest, the Inter
stnte Commerco Commlssion has for
wnrded to Oystor Bny a momornndun
giving tho substance of tho ovidence
collected by tho eominlaslim in tln
Hnrrlninn Inqulry. It Is unclerstoo(
that tho commlssion mndo no recom
mendatlon8 to tho President, nnd thn
the corripletd report ls not yet rendy
and mny not bo for some tlme. Attor
ney-Genoral Bonnparto stated to-nlgh
that lf tho Interstate Commerco Com
misslon hnd submitted nny report ti
tho President ho wns not aware of It
and no copy of it had hoon recelvei
by the Department of Justlce; thnt h.
hnd not boen notified of tho comple
tlon of tho report. and hnd recolved ne
communlentlon regnrdlng tho Harrl
man Inqulry from either the Presi
dent or the Interstato Commerco Com
misslon. Ho expressed '.tho oplnloi
that whon tho conimiKsion'a fliml re
port Is suhmlttoel to tho President 1
will he accompanled hy some recom
niopdnttons ns to what actlon shnll h
taken by tho Department of Justlco.
interstato .Comniercn Commlsslonoi
Lane stated that the commlssion hn
not cornpleted its flnal report. lt 1
sald hero to-nlght that tho President'
recjuest for a memornndum of the evl
denco ln tho Inqulry probably wns a
tho suggostion of Speclal Counsol Kel
log, who, it Is understood, insists tha
Mr. Hnrrlman should he prosecute.
for vlolatlon of thn Shormnn antl
trust law ln hls nlleged manlpuia
tlons of tho ilnnnces of tho Chlcag.
nnd Alton Rnilrond.
On Eve of His Visit to Ireland
King Edward Grants Irish
man Free Fardon.
LONDON, July 9.?On tlie evo of hi
vlslt to Ireland, Klng Edward ha
granted a freu pardon to Colonol Ar
thur Lynch, who was convlctod o
lilgli trenHon In 1902 for hnvlng fougli
in tlio Irlfih brlgade ?n tho sldo of th
Boors in the South Afrlcan Wnr.
Colonol Lynch was sentencod t
donth for hlgh troason ln 100It; hl
sehtanco later wns commutod to im
prisonrnont for. life, and ln Jnnuar:
190-1, ho wns relensed "on license,"
Lynch wns born In Austrnlla, t
Irlsh puronts. Aftor siudylng nt Me!
bourno Unlverslty nnd Berlln Uni
verslty, Lynch wi-.nt to Onlwuy, wher
Im plungod Into pnrty polltics. Afte
KiiHtnlnlug a de.t'eat ut tho polls In tl:
putilnnientary electlon of 189'J, ho wer
. to London and ongagod ln Journnllst:
work, whleii he followed untll th
Boer Wnr broke* out. Ho wna fnstrt
'"' liiuntiil In rnlBlng tho lrlah lnigiu
',,' j which fought on tlio sldo of the Boer
' | Whlle ln Piuis, aftor 1i!b return fro
,[.,1 Soutli Afrlcn, l.ynch wus olocted i
,,,! ', I'arllanieiit by Onlwny ' city nnd r.
iu turned tn Knrjlnnd wlth the Inteiulc
li, i.f tnking lils iiont in tho lloir-io i
,,r. Cunii'iiiin.'i. Ile wns nrrested on Innrtii
ml in Nnglnnd, und hlh trini, convlctic
;uud suntc-ncej for hitii"* trfiuaon follovve
TO CHECK CHURCH
Mayor and Members of
Council Disposed to
Fight to Finish.
TO NEW OFFICE
City Engineer Criticized in Re?
port and Discussion?Tur
pin Says He is Glad
South Lost, Though
Attack on City Engineer;
"Tlie Clty' KnKlnccr knew nll tlic
time tlmt thc work wnu te> bc frii
xoliitely under IiIn mipcrvixlon, nnd
no ninn knoWH thc elty elinrtcr bet?
ter than thc Clty Unjelncer, nud
knowliiK It full well hc known thnt
thc work could not l?c done othcr
wlme. And yet Colonel Cirinhnw
co'Uicn In nt the clcvcntli hour nnel
whlnlhfcly miijm there was n mls
uiidiTNtinidlnii-. 1 wnnt n lolnt com?
mlttee to tnkc tlie whole thlng ln
liitnil ' nml InvcNtlBatc nnd report
who l.i rlght nml who Ih wronu
Hnd wc heen nn InveHtlgiitlnR com?
mittee with tlic piiwrn usually
grnutcd to auch conunlttccH, we
would hnve glven you n vnut denl
of Informntlnn coneernliiK mlKninn
niiiriiiciii ln tlie KhiirlnecrVi ofllce."?
31 r. Sntterfielil. before Bonrd of Al?
dermen last nlK'.it.
Witli a joint session of the two
branches of tho Councll for the elec?
tlon of several important officers, and
a meeting of the Board of Aldermen
as notahle for the thlngs omltted as
for those accompllshed, the Clty Hall
presented more or less of a busy scene
The Joint sesslon announced for 7.
o'clock dld not get down to business
untll forty minutes later than the
si.heduled time. The olectlon of OfH?
cers. no far as lt went, dld not take
up a great deal of time, or would not
have done so had there not been a,
slight coitiplicatlon over the selectlon
of a person to flll the newly createi
office of building inspector. As lt waa
the followlng were elected:
For Iliilldlnn Itwpecltir, II. P.
For I'nllcc Coimulnxlonerii, AV. ,
UoiikIiin (liinloii nnd I'lirln Miuui
For mi'iulicrs of lie llealtli
tleiurd, Dtm. XV. T. Oppenlielmer aud
.IIomch 1). Hojje.
AU of those wero re-elocted ;excep'.
in the case of Mr. Gordon on the Pollco
Board, who was a new man chosen to
flll a vacancy occasloned by the reslg?
natlon of Mr. Thomas Whlttett, and ln
that of Mr. Beck, who was elected
agalnst several opponents to flll tha
newly created ofllce of Building in?
What Bonrd Dld.
Immediately upon the adjournment
of the joint sesslon, tho Board of Al?
dermen trled to get together in lta
monthiy meeting, but It was at lea3t
a. half hour before a quorum could be
The leadlng feature of the meeting
was the report of tho Committeo on
Annexed Terrltory, whlch had to do
wlth the trouble between tho commlt?
tee anel Colonel Cutshaw, City Engi?
neer, nnd tho T. Crawford Redd con?
truct to survey and plat tho new ter?
rltory of the clty. The report of tha
commlttee, as well as the discussion lH
created, was ln somewhat severe criti?
cism of the ^ourso of the Clty Engl?
neer. After all the discussion, th?
whole matter was lalel over undor the
rules roeiuiring all propositlons that
involve tho expenditure of moro than
?5,000. to take thnt course.
The proposed flag for Rlchmond clty
enme up for discussion, anel a good deal
of oratory was Indtilged in over a
paper slgned by the Daughtcrs of tho
Confederacy and representlr|; 700 wo?
men of Richmonel, who advocatod the
Mayor's emblem, with the Confedoratej
colors thereon. The flag matter waa
also lalel on the table, to be more ma
tttrely considered at a future meeting.
A message from the Mayor concern
ing the trouble at St. John's Church
and cemetery, nnd proposlng injunc?
tlon proceedings, promised to he a
source of anlmated discussion, but the
members who wlshoel to speak on tha
subject were held ln check by Mr.
Dabney, who hud in hls pocket a reso?
lution on tho subject, wblch he would
have offered had not tho Board ael
Journcd to Thursday nlght bofore ha
got tho chance. By the tlmo the hands
on tho clock wero nearly ready to
announco tho hour of mldnlght, tha
Aldermen saw they could not com
ploto tlie buslnes in hand before dny
llght, nnd, on motlon of Mr. Satter
flctl'd, they agreed to suspend proceed?
ings untll Thursday nlght,
Tho Board refused to concur ln tha
action of tho Common Councll allowlng
the Clty Attorney an assistant, at, u,
salary of $1,500, and In tho course ot
the meeting never reacheel the Rlch*
mond Duy Jamestown approprlatlon,
That wlll come up Thursday nlght.
Tlie Joint Seaaloii.
When once a iiuorum hud been se?
cured tho joint sesslon wont to work
For Flre Cornmlsslnnc_ Mr. Charles
F, Taylor war unanimously ro-elected,
The reslgnatlon of Mr. Thomas Whlt?
tet wus read und accepted. Mr. Whlt. .
tet gave ns hla reason for reslgnlng
the fact that he hud changnd hls resl?
dence from one ward to another. Mr.
\V. Douglas Oordon, who was noml- .
nated by Mr. Cannon, hail no oppo
nent, and was unanlmouaiy, elocted te>
Iill tlie vacancy. Mr. Chrla Manning;
Jr., wn? unanimously elocted (io auc
iitnl hlmself. Pre. \V.. T. Oppenhlme* .
mui Moses P' HnB" we.-e unanimously
ehi'U-il t.i suceaed themsotvus as mcm?
bers of the Bourd.of Health.
All thls Waa e-asy enough salllng,'
but when it camo to thi olectlon of a
mnn to be Bujldlng Inspector, a newly
civut-d offlca, the strlctly bnsluess "
Clty Kathera began to tnko notice ln
TIumv was a llttle prvllmlnarj* fenc
ifilnk" beUveen the niembera of the Joint
i> 'bodv. Mr. Dabney, pregupposlny that
rn it waa B i'crrj;o;io conelusion that Mr,
U. Ji. i'. Beck liad u ma_o>Uy of tho y*?i?fc