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Mareh 29, igot>
PETTUS AGAIN IH
?5 OF POLICE
Illsanc Murderer Must Serve
Term in Colorado
CUT WOMAN'S THROAT HERE
Escaped Hanging by Expert
Evidence ay to His
Willlam B. Pettus, allaa Will 13.
Clark, nn escaped convict from thr.
Coiorudo stute Penitentiary, nnd
former Riehmnnder. wns arrested Sat
Urday ni-dit in Lexlngton, Ivy., on a
churgo of dcfraudlng hla bnnrdlng
houaekoeper. Whllo living In Rlch
mriml early In irmv, nnd employed as
? steamfitter. Pettus went suddenly
liis.ine nnd look his razor and cut tho.
throat nf n colored scrvant woman
nt hls boanlliiK-houso. on Nlnoteenth
Street, kli ling her almost Instantly.
lveaving thr house boforo Bsslstunee
could ho summonod, hr* rnnKed the
town for t-ivo hours or moro wlth thn
ontirc polirc force on tho lookout for
lilm. Arrlving at a Hroad Slreet depart?
ment store. nt which lio had been at
?work installlng a hentlng apparatus,
be found that the foreman had put an?
other man, William A. Smith, nn ndloer
fn the Salvatlon Army, in his place.
Before fcllow-workmen could lnterfere
Jio Jumped on Smith with lils knifo and
inflicted a serlous wound ln lhe
thrpat, from whlch hls vlctlm hns
Would Klll Three People.
Several ''olleo nnd detectives, who
"were on bi.*) trail, entered tho store
J'tst as the attack was made. nnd the
Jtian was soon ln a cell at the pollce
?tntlon. where he showed evory symp
toni of Insanity. In an interview that
afternoon wlth newspaper men he said
that Ood had commlssioned him io kill
three people: that he had kllled two,
and that he could not rest easy untll
he had found a thlrd vlctlm, intimat
Ing that ho had no preference, but
?would klll the first mar. ho could
roach. He wns much nnnoyod when
Informed that one of hls victims would
recover, nsklng to bo allowed to go
out and flnlsh the job. lln was Indlcted
?for murder. but before being trled a.
commisslon ot' lunacy decided that ho
?was plalnly crajry, and ho was sent to
tho Eastern State Hospital. at Wll
Only a few months later he was dis?
charged from that Instltutlon. appar?
ently cured, and shortly aftcrward
turned up in Rlehmond, whero tho po?
llce held tliat lt tras not safe to al?
low hlm to be at largo. and roped him
ln as a suspiclous character, tho form?
er charges having been dropped when
be was declared a lunatic.
Relatlves ln Eastern Virginia tame
to the man's nid, and ho was rcleused
cn condition tliat he would leavo the
clty, hls friends arronghig for hii
to start o new life ln Colorado, where
be was sent.
Arrested ln Colorado.
Dispatches r.-ceived here a few
months later indlcated his arrest and
conviction ln Colorado for forgery,
and he was sentonoed to tho Colorado
Penitentiary at Denver on September
11, 190S. Withln a fow weeks ho ef
fected hls escape, and has slnce boen
at large, tho pollce of Richmond and
other' cities having heen wurned to
keep a sharp lookout for him.
Saturday night ho was arrested in
J>xin?rton, Ky., on a chargo of de
frauding hia bourdlng-houso keeper.
When searched. Incriminatlng letters
tvere found on his person, and after?
wards he confessed that be had es?
caped from the Colorado Penitentiary,
and also told the offlcers at the sta?
tion that whlle living ln Hlchmond in
1907, he had kllled a negro woman by
cuttlng hor head almost off, but that
lie had escaped conviction by pleadint?
insanity. Pettus Is twenty-nlne yeara
of age, anrl has a number of relatlves
Coroner Taylor said last night that
there wa.s* m> doubt about tho fact of
tbe man having been a lunatic at
tbe tlmo. of the murder and attack on
Fmlth in Richmond, and that he had
been examined by experts at the time
Xie was commltted to the asylum.
Pr. Musselman Makes Two Ad?
dresses to Parents and
Dr. II. T. Musselman, socrotary of the
Amerlcan Haptlst Publlcation Socioty,
?save an instructive and interesting
addresa on tho subjeet. ?'Thut Hoy of
Yours," at the Central Young .Men's
Christian Assoclatlon yesterday afttr
lioon. The speaker hus spent years of
Study and personal contact with boys
4iud ls recognized as an authority on
church work for yofbng poople. Ile
was heard wlth interest by a large
Di*. Musselman said that the tir.st
problem confronted in work of thls
Character is to understand the boy and
work through his intereats. Peopla
jnust reuJlatt*, he said, that tho boy Is
noi a "little man," and thut lio doesn't
bee things aa a man aeea them. lli
tspoke of the "storm and stress" period,
upproxlmately from twelve to elghteen
years, the perlod of rapid growth and
development, when tho boy rirst be
i pmes coiisi lous of himself as an In
iiividual. Thlg ia lhe perlod of Ufe.
Kiild tlio speaker. when the boy foels
thut lu.- |s not understood, when he bo
gius t" think for himself and begim*
to irounbtiuct lji? views of life and o?
The important place of gymnaslics,
athletics, nature study and wood craft
ut this perlod was emphaslged. This i(.
liltio, salrl Dr. Musselman, a tlme. when
the boy deslres to know the meaning
of thing.1 and of life Itwelf. The horolo
appeals io hlm, and tt is at thls perlod
tliat he ls altruistlc. It ls also tho
perlod of temptallon. said the speaker,
and a tlme-when sympathy and help ts
This afternoon at 1:30 o'clock Dr,
*ftlu8selniun wlll speak to men and wo?
men ln tho Y. M. C. A. hail on 'The
J'svchology of Uny Ufe, and llow to
Wln a Boy." ,At 8:30 o'clock his suh
j. rt wlll be "Tho Oreatest EvangellMl.
Opiportunlty of the Age." The nd
clresses wlll be npen to the public, mu!
v Ul be of especial Intorest ir. parents
?j'-uihers i.iui ihose malcins a Stud}' o!
Speaker Cliafgcd Tliat What
City Cotfncil Nee'dcd Was
Ability and Brains,
:AME NEAR HAVING CLASH
Mutual Explanations Made Later
Were Satisfactory, So In?
cident. ls Closed. (
Mutual oxplmna.tionK whlch naasod
yesterday have closed nn incident
Wlilch fnr a tlmo threntenerl n. possl
hln rnpturo between the Clinmlior of
Oommorce nnd the City Council. The
difflcuity fjrew out of .1 rather sharp
attack mado Oh tho pBrsonnol or tho
Council by former Councilman a.
Belrne Blalr at tlio Chambor? of Com?
meree smoker last week. .Mr. Blalr's
remarks wero resented nt tlie time by
members of Council wln. were present
ns guosis of thn chamber, and expla
rifttionK were demandeil by Presldent
Peters, of tlm lower branch. Whlle
these were forthcomlng, and the lnci
c'.ent is closod, so fnr us the personal
difficulty is conueriied. it is probable
that Presldent Peters wlll take occa?
sion to reply to Mr. Blalr's remarks
?n the floor of the Council at some
early date, Both dcclinod to mako any
formal statement aa to the difnojulty
Snid Couucll i.nckcd Drninn.
Thn incident occurred tn tlio olOBlng
minutes of the chamber smoker at th
TefTerson Auditorium, where Mr. Blalr
Waa tho last of thoso whi> mnde 1m
Ile talked for some minutes on the
neceaaity for changes ln Ihe form of
municlpal govcrnment, the flrst por
tlon of hls remarks meeting entlri
approval, ns many membera of thei
Council, Includlng Presldent Peters,
favor some modlficatlon and slmpllfi
catlon of the exlstlng cumbrotis ma?
chlnery for tho govemment of tho
city. Mr. Plnlr went on to intlmate
that tho present Council lackod both
brains nnd ability, statements which
were resented by tho guests, who con?
sidered them ill-tlmod and unwarrant
ed. When the meetlng had adjourned,
somo words woro passed betwen Mr.
Blair arid Mr. Peters, in whleh the
president Intlmldated thnt the Council,
durlng Mr. Blalr's Ineumbency, had
not been famous for its intellect, and
that Mr. Blalr's personal record as a
member of that body would not com
pare as fnvornbly.as lo brains wlth
some of the men ho now critielzed.
Pnrt her words passed, and but for
tho Interventlon of friends. it is prob
ablo thut a moro serlous altercatlon
would have occurred.
Membera of tim ohambor hnve se
rnr.id from Mr. ninir ussiiraiices that
ho meant no personal reflcctlon on the
members of the Council present, and it
is belleved that the Incident is closed.
TOO MUCH LAUDANUM
INijilrlnn-i Want I.Rir to Prohlblt In
dlscrlmlnntc Snle of l.tuidniuim.
Mrs. Haynes, of 117 North Nlnoteenth
Street, enme nenr loslng her life Sattir
duy nlght from an overdose of laudn
num, which was pureluised nt a near?
by drug store. After friends in tho
houso dlsrovercd her In almost a com
atose condition. a call was sent ln for
tho clty ambulanee, and Dr. Carr rc
sponded. He ad^mlnistered heroic treat?
ment, and worked over the woman for
some time before belng able tn restore
lier to consclousness. She wns then
taken to the Clty Hospital.
Tlio ambulanee physicians hnve had
much trouble ln att endlng to huida
num polsoning casos, aud lt has been
suggested thal a law prohibltlng itc-i
sale except on the prescrlptlon of a
physlcian be enacted. There havo been
several Instances ln which peoplo have
como near loslng thelr lives from lau-.l
iinum purchased from drug stores with?
out prescrlptlon. Yet^the poison is
still sold indiserlmlmrti'ly, and uuybody
has freo access to -ifcs. "
Jolnt t iHiiinlttei'N Froin Rlrhinond aud
?IiinelirMiT to Meet.
Weary of tho long doluys which havo
attended the plan for tho consolldatlon
of Richmond and Manchester, now
again Ihrown back for an indeftnite
perlod by the technlonl orrors ln the
ordinance adopted, Chairman H. P... Pol?
lard, Jr.. has called a meetlng of the
joint committees from Rlchmm'd arul
Manchester to take up the questlon of
repairlng or replaclng tho Frae Brldga.
The meetlng wlll be hold ut tho Citv
llall ln Richmond to-morrow night .lt
S o'clock. It ls expected that a delinlte
plan wlll be drawn up looking to nn
issuanoo of bonds by tho two cities for
the erectlon of a now und udequnte
bridge on the sito of the present. Freo
TO ULL SECTIONS
Minislcr Comtncnds Spiril of
Paticnce Displaycd hy Outragcd
Citizens of Powhatan.
HOW IT GOES ELSEWHERE
Ordet-ly Conduct Contrastcd
Strong-ly with. Race Riota and
Mob Violence in North.
j In his sermon yesterday morning,
|lhn Rov. W. C. James, paator of Grovo
lAvOnUo Baptlst Church, roteriod ln
the most complimentary terms to tho
I liiw-alilfling sidrlt mnntfeated hy the
| people of Powhatan county toward the
llvo convicted murdorors of Waltor O.
: .lohnson nnd Mrs. Mnry E. Skipwlth.
who were 'kllled in thelr homo.
"Southeast," mi tho night of February
12, aud contrasted it strongly with tho
I action of tho oltlzens ot Sprlngllehl.
111.. nnd Wllmlngton, Uui,, whoro race
riotp resultod fronr tho crimes of no
j uroes. and wlth the uctlon of the peo
I plo of lils own Stato, Texas, who re
I cently lynched a negro for the unual
Mr. James said that tbo case should
' bn commented on by tho press over the
! wliole country, and that every Com
! monwealth In tho Union should know
thal ln a Southern State every pro
| tection that the law could nfford was
thrown nbout negroes charged wlth the
worst oulrago slnce the massacre by
Nat Turnor and hls gang.
The Splrlt of Paticnce.
Ho said thnt the Powhatan citizens
showed a remarkable splrlt of pa
tience ai.d long-suftering. even after
all the details of thn crime had been
learned. and thero wns no doubt left
that Isham Taylor, Joo Taylor an.i
fjowls Jenklns, who had fod from tha
hands ot Mrs. Skipwlth and Mr. John?
son. Blew thom ln cold blood, and that
John and Willlam Brown were partles
to the outrnge. and lnughod nnd.joknd
while tho houso wns burning over the
That the law was allowed to take
Its course under such clrcumstances,
and thnt the law was ready nt any
moment to protect the flends frnm vio?
lence, wns, he said, nothlng short of
remarkable, and tho' action of tho peo?
ple should be a good example in other
sections of the country. The chief les?
son to be drawn from hls remarks
was that iu the S'oiith the negro re?
ceives moro aid and protectlon from
tho whito people than aro afforded
him anywhere else ln tho country. In
the North and West wars of exterml
nation had boen started by angry and
riotous whlte people, and innocent ne?
groes were driven from their homea.
In Vlrglnla, after one of the worst
outrages in her history, not a single
hand had been ralsed agalnst flve
negroes convicted of premedltatod
double murder nnd arson, and not a
word eonducive to rlotbus conduct was
The two Taylors and Jenklns are
now ln the Farmville. jall, and the
two Browns are ln thls Henrlco county
Jall. Withln flfteen days they wlll be
taken to the penitentiary, nnd on Aprll
30, between 6 o'olock in lhe morning
and 6 o'clock at nlght, they will *dic
in tho electric chair, one after the
GOT IN WRONG PLACE
Slrnngcr Thought Judge AVItt I'rrsldcd
Over Hospital Conrt, "
"Ia the judgo ln?"
This questiop was nsked of a pretty,
whitecapped -.uirso nt tho Memorial
Hospital Saturday, when she responded
to a ring from the doorbcll at tho slde
ln tho course of events It happenod
Ihere was a judge?i-an Ul one?ln the
Instltutlon, and forthwith she admltted
tho stranger, who was apparently about
flfty years old. and went to ask the
superintendent's pormlsslon. She re?
"Yes, he'a in," she said, "but he's too
ill to bo soon." ....
"111!" exclaimed the stranger,-.iti sur?
prlse. "That's ,.too had. How long
"I think hc came in yesterday."
Thls let out tho secret of a misun
"What judge did you want to see?"
asked the nurse. ,
"Sum AVitt, my old collego chum,"
replied tho stranger. "Ain't this tho
There was hearty laughter, and the
obllging young woman pointed out the
bufTdlng one square away.
"A follow up the street told me to
keep going until I found a big whlto
building. and I did lt.",
Whether or not the schoolmates ever
met is not divulsrod. ?.
IF YOU WINK FOUR TIMES
YOU WILL GET ONE GALLON
And if Your Name Is John Smith There's Some Liquor
for You at Hundreds of Express Offices in Very
Dry Towns?How Jug Trade Prospers.
"Whllo .sojourning a few days in
prohlbitlon country down South, the
thlng that struck me most was tho
volume of the jug trade," said a Hich
mond man who came in from the dirce
tion of Atlanta last nlght. "und i am
still convinced tliat old John Barloy
com ls tho star trnveler. While wait?
ing at a station on tlio tuain llm of
the Southern Railway, two fast trains
Irum tho East came in and it was wltli
the. greatest amount of Interest thal i
stood by aml aaw them unload thoso
liquld refreshinents. Ouriomly enough,
two atrangera watohod me, both do
clarlnjj that wlutt we saw \sa.s the
i daiiy bappenlhs at railway Btatlons <n
the Carollnas aml Georgia fcJotne of
I t)ic packages came to roputable ult
; Izcns, but if the Bmithe and the
j Joueses drank all Ihat was comius
to them they niu.sl have tlie thlrst rii
a desert. Aud right ilu-re ls where
tWO honored names havo to suffer at
tho hands of bllnu tlger dealers. John
hnilth wus the leadlng oirender, und 1
thought of tho sliis that wero
mltted in his name. Also 1 Ihou
tlm hlghbglls and heiidaches.
"Wliere did it come from? I
where, Baltlmore, mninlv. Ther.
. some from
IW from New
nll of the wooden cases was tho In?
viting notlce, 'Twelve full quarts.*
"In a right Ilvely dry town I asked
about the salo, and was informed that
blind tigers were plentlfiil, atid thal
a mnn could get a quiiri in five min?
utes, provlded he wus nol far removed
froin the eentre of the city. I thought,
thut, too, when 1 saw tliat whirlwind
of sliiif qs It was belng unl.itideil al
tho station. Tho one point l wish lo
emphiisi/.e is Ihat he it ever so dry,
? verv town Is wet, for tho express eom
pany oporntos seven dnys ln the 'wpo.lt
.?uid the I'ederal court has held that
you can oven shlp llquor C. O. 1). from
a wet town In one Stale to a dry town
ui Un* same Stato, wlth nothlng to In
teiiere wlth interstate commeree,
?lii'ing iutnrested in Atlanta, 1 asked
? i friend who goes there often. and
whose system requlred u certaln
amount of stlmulants every few rno
meius. He sald It was as easy to got
as a breath of fresh air, and that 11
was lieked up almost as fast us tlie
railroads could brlng it in. If you arn
dlspnscil io doubt whnt l suy nbout
thn jug trade, just go down into North
Carollnu, South Curolinu or iSoorgln,
an.i If you havo uny dlflleulty ln lo
i-atlng ihe huunts of Iho blind ilgjir'
.Inst sldle UP to the iiirni iu tle drug
storo and wliik. Itnt utnk only on.-e,
Lu tour winlis mean h gallon, and u
; talluu cuuicj) high al the fuuiitaiu,'
IN BURELAR'S FACE
West Grace Street Startled by
Intrudcr Who Was Scck
QUIETLY WALKED OUT OF DOOR
Policcmen' Hurried to Lassiter
Home After Unknown Negro ,
Comlng downstalrs to answer tho rnl\
of hls sister, Mles Etho' Lassiter. Ro
bind Lassiter, son of C. K. Lassiter. of
IM7 Wost Orace Streot, was startled
last nlght to see n. slx-foot nogro bur
glar standing ln front of hlm. For a
second thoy gazed at each other, and
then the young man ran Into tho front
parlor, whoro hls sister was slttlng.
Tho negro left alao, going out a llttle
side door, through whlch ho evldcntly
effected his entrance. A. W. Folkes,
who was talklngr to Miss Lassltor. telo
phoned for tho pollce. and two offlcers
I were sent at once ln the automobile
| patrol. Tho houso and premlses woro
searchod, but no further trace of the
burglar was found,
Miss Lassiter and a small sister
wore very much frlghtened, but nelther
mado an outcry. Miss Lassiter heard
somo ono come downstalrs nnd tlptoo
about the rear of the house, and callod
to her brother to seo who lt was. Hc
came down behind tho negro, and tho
two met face to face. Tho man hnd a
cap pulled down low over hls forohoad,
but Mr. Lassiter could not toll whether
ho was armod. Tho burglar had ovl
dently beon ln tho houso some tlmo,
but nothlng waa found to bc misslng.
Early ln tho woek tho young poople
had nearly $500 ln tho house, nnd lt is
I supposed that aome nof-ro who had
i heard ot the money belng there and
was well acquainted wlth the premlses
was the burglar. He came ln through
a llttle sido door In the rear of tho
house. Tho door had boen left unloeked,
but young. Mr. Lassister locked lt
shortly beforo 9 o'clock, whlle the ne?
gro was tnslde. The latter, whon hc
left, merely turned tho key and went
Several peoplo ln the neighborhood
were attracted by the cxcltement. und
nll aldod in tho searoh for the house
Mr. and Mrs. Lassiter are in Philadel?
phla, but are cxpactea to return to
day. Miss Lassiter, hor brother and
little slstor were the only ones left in
TALK TO STUDENTS
Secretary of Harvard Corporntlon Wlll
Addreaa Hlgh Sehool.
Jerome D. Green, secretary of the
Harvard Corporatlon, who ls accom
panylng Presldent Ellot on lils South?
ern trip, will lecture to the students of
the Richmond Hlgh School at 3 o'clock
this morning. He wlll be Introduced
by Professor Clemeiu C. Read. Har?
vard, '07, lnstructor in Latln at tho
Mr. Groen's subjeet wlll be "College
Educatlon." After hls address he wlll
be escorted to Richmond Collego.
wliere President Ellot speaks at 3 0
o'clock, by Professor Read. Prlncipal
Harwood and Professor Dlckcy, of the
JtrBGB WILLIAMS OPENS
ACTIVE CAMPAIGN TO-DAY
After a strenuous week spent in hls
headquarters hero, Judgo Samuel XV.
Willlams. of Bland county, who ls op?
poslng Colonel Robert Catlett, of Lex?
lngton. for Attorney-General, left tho
citv yesterday morning, and wlll take
up" to-day the flrst of his active can?
vass ofthe State.
The start wlll be mado in South
Boston. From there he goes to Mock
lenburg county and to several other
polnts ln that part of the State. Thurs?
day he wlll address the Confederate
veterans of Roanoke county at thelr an?
nual rounlon, whlch wlll bo held at
Salem. Judge Williams will return
to tlie city by tho end of tho week.
Attomeys Will Bring Papers
Signed by Many Citizens
Attomeys interested in socuring a
pardon I'or E. w. Overbey, totmerly
cashier of the Bank of Mecklenburg,
in Boydton, who was recently convict?
ed of sending false statements of the
bank's condition to the Stato Corpora-j
tion Conmitsslon, and sentenced to .
three years in the penitentiary, aro
preparing papers in the caso and will
shortly present them to Governor!
Ono of the lawyers, who was lead- j
ing counsel for Overbey ln both his |
trials. was ln Richmond several days
ago, and whllfc here spent some tlme
in dlsoussing tho case wlth members of
the jury, all ot whom wero selected
'from this city. It is said the jurors,
without exception, aro willing to join in
'the request that the prlsoner be re
leused. anrl. moreover. numerous citi
?sOjiis of Mecklenburg county, somo of
them those who suffered by the fall?
ure, have already signed a petltion.
whicli was circulated Without the
lur'??i.-dj;..', elther of Overbey pr his
The basls of the plea for pardon
will be tho statement that the former
cashier ,ji,i not benolit in the trans
uctions that caused the dowtifall of
the ipsfltutlon. "i don't thinlv tho
Gcvernor will grant our petltion im?
medlately." said the attorney, in dls?
oussing the case, "but I do foel con
ndc-nt ho will slgn the papors after
Overl.ev has served a few months of
"I vlslted my cliont in bis cell to
dny. and I havo neve\* seen a mail so
mueli changed In so short a ttine. He
doesn't look, olthnr lli apnearnncn
or manner, to be (ho man ho wns be?
fore his trouble. Tho expenses of tho
trmis took every cent tbo man had.
ITo iuslsts that he will return, when
free, to Mecklenburg, und there start
life anew, wlth a delerminntlon to ro
giiln the conflflpuce hls fellowmen for
liieriv imposed in him."
Governo,!** Rwanaon hns nlrendy given
siroug reasons why lm cannot Inter
fure, and ln sniie of this lonewod ef?
fort in behalf nf ihe prisoner. it ls
"N belleved ihal uny pardon will be
The Unintentional Matchmak^r
MltS. J. It OILL
NOT EVEN A CROSS WORD BY
THOSE WHO WED ON SPECIAL
Worrlcd wlth the cares of the big
nstltutlon over whlch sho presldea,
Mrs. Glll was called to the telephone
?xactly sixty-soven times up to !)
ii'clock last nlght to satlsfy somo
^earning heart. Crowded awny ln one
af the many pages of The Tlmes
Dlspatch yesterday was n llttle mor
lol of new's that her matrlmonlal ex
'.urslon would loave for Washington
"?n April .12.
"Everybody must havo read thnt pa?
per," sald Mrs. Glll last night, "for
Lliey havo been after me all day?most
jt them girls. They wanted full do
Inlls, whero tho preachers would Ket
iboard, end if a marriage license was
Issued' with every railroad ticket.
say, I'm runnihg that excursion to
'ielp take better caro of my orphan
boys, and os lt seems to be the proper
hlng socially to got married on these
Lrlpa, they have become well estab
iahed In tho cause of right."
Then Mrs. Glll was asked ! OW
many couples hnd be?*n married alnce
they started (hose eXCUrsiOn* 'Two
hundred nnd elglity-flv?: cOURles," she
answered wlthout lenving tho tele?
phone. Come and make it 2SH. l>i
vorccs? Upon my soul, tho iden. Not
one. Why, young mun. there has not
even been a cross word, not a quarrel,
FOR NEW FLUME
May Continue Advisory Board
to Supervise Construction
Canvasslng for the posltion of su
pervislng engineer on the new settling
basln flumc ls sharp und furlous, and
tho light wlll close to-night, when lhe
report of the Board of Englneers Is
made to the Commlttee on Water.
Meanwhile, the contract has beeu sign?
ed, and tho Pludmont Constructlon
Company is amassing materlal and em
ploying Its worklng force for un early
beginnlng of construction work. At Its
last meetlng the Water Commlttee dl
vided on the ques'tlon of einploying a
supervising engineer, several members
holding that the work should he ex?
amined l.y the Asslstant Superlntend?
ent of the Water Department.
Tho questlon was tinally referred to
the Board of Knglneers, which solocted
the plan, conslsting of tlie City Engi?
neer, the Uuilding Inspectoi- and the*
Superlntendent of the Water IJeparf
mont. This board has prepared a re?
port, recommondlng thnt a competent
eonerete engineer lio employed to have
charge of tho work, witli two inspec?
tors under hia orders. Tho engineer*'
will noniinate tho supervlslng engi?
neer. Whlle thero nre several other
candldates in tho fleld, it is belleved
that a majority of the commltteo wlll
stand by the report of Us experts.
Chairman Mllls said yesterday that he
would not only do this, hut thnt he
would advoeate the continuatlo.n of
thls board of englneers ln an advisory
capaclty, having the supervlslng ensi
neer report both to this board and to
tho Water Commltteo. Certainly. the
committee ls in no luimor to take
chances with lhe construction of the
HAVE NEW EVIDENCE
Poliee StrcngtliculnK Thelr Cnse Agiilnil
.1. M. AtklUHon.
?1. M. Atklnson, proprletor of lhe
Park Hotol, wlll be trled. In the lU;st
lugs Court to-morrow morning on tbe
chargo of selling intoxicants to mlnors;
tho case on its llrst prosentrnent havipg
The trial to-mortow will he, on lhe
flrst warrant sworn out agalnst. Alkbi
son, charglng him wlth selling, through
his einployees, to a boy and a glrl tn
short dresses, It is understood Ihut
tho?polico havo found sovoral now
wltnesses who wlll swour Ihat they
saw tho two minors drlnklng, nnd tho
ovldenoo hns been umdc much stroii'',e.-.
The trial i'or selllng liquor to VV, K.
Bynum, nineteeii yoafs old, will como
up on a* later date, .-'Bynum deelined
to testify ln the hearlng ln tho Police;
Court, though ln the llrst trial of At?
klnson ho admltted on tlio wltness
Btand that lio had taken ti drlnk ln 'ho
Park Hotol, and lt ls probable that he
wm , decllne to testify also in the
II ustlugs Court. ?
| IHncumn II...i.h. lu .l.ilui ScmnIoii.
'A meetlng of tlie Joint ComnilUeo cin
Klnnni'o. Stree ts aud U'lilor. to wlu.li
wns referred tho proposed plan for I lu*
Issuanco of $1,1)110,0011 of bonda' r'or
sewers nnd WUlei' niaius. will l>e h.'hl
On Wodnesdiiy nlght, whep the plan
will he oiitlined iu dclilil by Cily I'll
not a threat to go back to mother.
Thore Is a charm about It, or at least
It. seems thut way, and I nm thlnklng
of liaving a reunion, wlth tho hus
bunds, wives and children. It would
be a great plcnlc, and I want a group
Mrs. Glll Is a vory practical woman,
wlth nn eye to business when lt con
eerris tho welfnro of tho boys at the
Male Orphun Asylum. "Think of tho
slmpllcity of the thlng?" she added.
"The men don't have to buy frock
coats, or rent them. either. Then the
girl doesn't need a trousscau. There
is no carrlage blll to pay. no link but?
tons to be bought by tho groom to
glve hls groornsmcn, nnd no flowers.
'l'l..- only thlng they miss are tho prcs
entS, nnd that's a small loss when you
r. meblber that none of theso special
, ldea ever havo a harsh word thrown
nt her. Thnt i.? where the value comes
ln. '/nl! :L a matrlmonial traln or
ivliiiiii.it, so long as you aro careful
in Statlng that these are bllssfui
ti i.???. And occaslonally, we carry
Belng a careful student of hymeno
manla, Mrs. Glll's experlenco has shown!
the valuo of runnlng those trains tlie
day after Kastor anrl Lent.
ILL IN HOSPITAL
Man Held Here for Many Crimes
Taken from Cell?Await
Louis Lowensteln, who was arrested
somo tlme ago at tho liistanco of tho
German authorities, and who is belng
held in the Clty Jail ptndlrfg the ar
? rival oC advices from his native coun?
try, was removed,from Hls cell Friday
to tho liospttul department of the
I prison, whero he ls now 111. Although
| iiis condition is not regarded as criti
| j-al, novertheless hls lllness has created
a sood deal of interest.
Lowensteln is wanted for a series of
forgeries alleged to hnve been com
tiiitted in Prussia last spring, and in
volvlng amounts uggregatlng '(25,000.
The prisoner's avowal that hc did not
benellt by tho crimes, and hls declara?
tion that he was decelved Into tho
commlssion of tho offenses by a fellow
lountryman,-leads thu governnient au?
thoritles hqre to bellove ho will make
interesting dlsclosures if he ls ever
brought to trial.
Mny I'tght Extrndltlun. |
IO. K. Vietur, the German consul, \vho
placed nine warrants for Lowe.nsteln's
arrest ln the hands of Unlted States
Marshal Treat, says he expects to re?
celve papers of extrndltion wlthin the
next few days, und although lt Is prob?
able tho alleged fugltive will seek to
remain in this country, tho authorities
do not think they will havo any difd
culty in taking hlm across tho Atlan
Besldes, Lowensteln claims to be a
pauper, and as the expenses Incident
to a /.ight agalnst extraditlon would
bu large, lt is not thought he will be
ablo to secure an attorney to tako liis
case. He was arrested whlle work?
lng ln a bakery.
Apother unusual circumstanee arising
ln the caso is tliat no one seems able
to tell who wlll accompany the pris?
oner to Germany. A forelgn offlclal
Wlll probably brlng the papers to
itichmond, and then some one will be
desiguated by tho Department of Jus?
Deputy Marshal Murphy, who located
nnd arrested Lowenstcin after a
search of several weeks, mny tako the
trip; but these questions wlll not bc
decided untll Consul Vletor receives
instructions froin abroad. Thore is
sald to be. intensu feeling ugalnst the
alleged forger ln tho communlty
whero tlm prlme** woro conmiltted, as
his vlctlms wero peoplo of moderate
I'ircumstances, whu wero made paupors
us a result of the transactions.
Jenersoii* ut the itichmond.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Jefferson, Wil?
llam W. Jefferson, Miss Rosu Rand, Leo
Laiio and L. XV. Donalds, who wlll bo
seen at the Academy of Music to-nlght
in "The RIvuIb," reached tho clty ves
terdiiy afternoon, Thoy reglstered at
lhe Richmond Hotol.
'Hfiiihernhlii < nn viimn.
.A rally of tho workers ln tho mem?
bership campaign of the Contral Young
Men's Cht lstlan Assoelulion wlll bo
held nt the assoehillon bulldlng to
ulghl, when thero wlll be reports trom
jall the teams OH the piiigress ot the
wm u. Tlm canvass for members vvlll
[closg to-iuon'ow nlghl.
Will Discuss Muiiicipal Reform
in Cliapel of Richmond
MEET BUSINESS MEN TO-DAY
Representative Citizens Wil
Welcome Harvard's President
at Commonwcaltli Club.
Just now, when sweeplng changes
nn proposed in tho local clty govorn
rncnt, nnd municlpal riuestions nre be?
lng wldely discussed, special intere*'!.
al Inches to iho address of Presldent
Charles w. r.iiot. ol Harvard Tjnlver
alty, on "Municlpal Problems," whlch
wlll be delivered to-nlght at 8 o'cloclc
ln the public ball nt Richmond College.
Vnllke hls other BpeechciJ here, thls
one will be open lo tho ptihllr. Dr.
Kliot ls nrm of the highest atltHprltlen*
ln the Ifnlted States on tho subjoct he
wlll discuhs. Tt is expected that many
memberu of the city govemment wlll
be present. The commlttee in whose
hands tho proposed changes rests wlll
Slnce hls arrlval In the clty Satur?
day nlght Dr. Kliot hns been enter?
tainod by the men who were educated
at Harvard. The arrangements have
heen prlnclpally ln the hands of Pro?
fessor W. P. DIckey. of Richmond Col?
lege. Almost constantly he has been
aceompanied by several Vlrglnln
alumnl of Harvard, who have showed
him every attentlon.
Attended Mt. PnuVs.
Yesterday morning President Kliot,
aceompanied by Mrs. Kliot. nttenued
servlces at Ht. Pnul's Church, where
Rev. w. Russell Bottle, of Qreenwood,
formerly of this clty, and a graduate
of Harvard ln litOt, preachcrl the ser?
mon. At 3:30 o'clock ln the aftomoon
he spoke to tho students of Vlrglnla
l'nion Unlverslty (colored;. As gen
jerally when addresslng a colored school,
j Ur. Kliot confined lils remarks In the
| maln to tho subjeet of what Is best
1 for the race and what branches of
educatlon wlll best tend to Increano
the usefulness of the negro, both as a
raco and as a cltizen. He strongly
advocatod the inanua! training fcaturi .
whlch ls so largely enterlng Into tho
educatlon of the colored race. Tho
audience was a large one, belng made
up of many besldes the members of
tne filculty and the sludentK.
At 10:30 o'clock this morning Pren
ident Kliot wlll make n special addrcts
to the faculty and students of Rtch?
mond College. At VzZQ o'clock in the
afternoon he will ba th'e guest of th.;
business men of tle- clty at a lunehe.iii
to be glven at the Commonwealth Club.
Though this wiii h'?- on. of the m.. (
Interesting affalrs arfv.-n iu honor of
the hands of bur!:. . who '- en* tc
lliiKliir.in >|.??>'?. I un. ?).. .oi.
Besldes Dr. Kliot. there will be four
other speakers who will discuss briefiy
subjects of public liit.-rest. Willlam L.
Royall will speuk on "Control of
Trusts" aud XV. .*->. McNoill on "Tho
Passlng of tho Solld South." John
Skelton Willlams nnd A. Caperton
Braxton will be the other speakers.
Among the guests ure Judge James
Kelth, ,i. b. pace, John i*. Branch, J.
K. Branch, J. n. Dodley, .lad^e John
H. Ingram, A. il. Chrlatian] Judgo R.
Carter .Scott,. J. D. Patton, S. D. M"or
gan, il. G. Rennolds, K. H. Smlth. Nol
son Roblns, Ashton Starke, Decut-ur
Axtell, James N. Boyd, W. R. Mcredltn,
J. K. Wlllard, Archer Anderson. W.
Gordon McCabo, L lt. Pago, Judge S.
li. wltt, Dr. l'. W. Qoatwrlght, s. D,
Crenshaw, Allen Potta, \V. W. Morton,
A. B. Willlams, Harry Krazlcr, R, K.
Cabell, Governor Cluudo A. Swanson,
Jerome D, Green, B. Ran Weliford, Dr.
A. L. Weliford, Uobert K. Scott, \V. P.
DIckey, Judge Daniel Grinrmn, George
Phlller, Charles llutzler, G. B. Wall,
B, G. Leigh; Jr.. aml T. C. Willlams.
Jr. The committee for the lumheon
is XV. S. Mc.S'elll, 1'. W. Searborou-jb
and John H. Lyons.
To nigh -tIh.,.1 Students,
. Jerome D. Green, secretary of the
Harvard corporatlon, who is accompa
nying Presldent Kliot on this trip.
will address tho sludents of the Rleh?
mond High School at the hour of open?
ing thls morning. Air. Green has re?
cently returned froin a trip through
the West, where lie mel varlous Har?
vard Alumnl Assoclatlons.
President Kliot wlll leave for "vVash.
ington al S:10 o'clock to-morrow morn?
ing. While there he will contlnue the
strenuous life that has characteri/.ed
his visit to thls clty. He wlll dellver
an address at " o'clock ln the after?
noon and wlll be the guest of houor
that night at n banquet at whicli ???!????
ident Taft will also be present.
Richmond Candidate Declares
That He Can Win Easily
on That Platform.
Not being willing to givo the women
tlie right of suffrnge, but something
equally as attractive, a leadlng politi
cian somewhat startled the natives
around Murphy's last night by dc
clarlng that he would enter tho vuoe
for the llouse of Delegates on a plat?
form, the prlncipal plank of whloh/.
is taxatlon for baeholors, "I have al?
ready framed lhe hlll," he sald, "and
I l.ellovc it wlll meet popular favor
ln, Virginia. lf we had a few laws
of this character, there might he less
of thls suffragc ngitution. Besldes, it
Is Just nnd proper."
When asked to oxplaih how the law
would affeet thoso wlio had trled and
fulled, the candldato wus not prepared
to speak. "lf the uian can brlng prooe
ln tho shape of an afflduvlt he might
not bo llablo to the tax," ho sald ut
length, "though my ldea is to punisli
nll without giving any u chance. Don't
you know I wlll wln on that plat?
form? All the niarrlcd men wlll voto
for mo just to get even wlth the moro
fortunate ones. All the women wlll
demand my olectlun, Its a clnch, es?
pecially wiien you remember that the
married men wlll come loytilly to my
support simply to if.it u ciiuip Into
those who have oseuped tlie responsl
billtles, That ls wliere I expeet ta
Later, it wns oxplutned tlmt the ran*
? Uiduto had been mut'i'icd tuvoe Uwcs.