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7?,.?^?tfc0i7SSSnojS_ik_* WHOLE NUMBER J8,365.
RICHMOND, VA., FRtDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1910.
THE WBATHER TO-DAY?Falr.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HOTE TELLS WHY
Miss Keith, Despond
ent, Throws Herself in
Front of Car.
Stenographer Employed by Fair
Association Deliberately Plan
ned Suicide, Her Body Being
? Terribly Mangled on Car
Track ? Came Here
Mlss 0. Murlel Keith, a stenogra?
pher, twenty-four years old, who
boarded at the Vountr Woman's
Chrlstlan Assoclation Summer Home.
at Union Thoological Seminary, Hen?
rico county, committed sulclde at 7:15
o'clock yesterday morning by throw
Ing herself In front of a rapidly mov
lng car on the Rlchmond and r,'he*a
peake Bay Rallway. Death was ln
stantanoous, the body being horrlbly
A note to her employer, Mark R.
Lloyd, general manager of tho Vir?
glnia Siute Falr Association, found
near the body gavo despondency aa
tho flrst clue to thc reasons for her
act, and lndlcated that her mlnd untll
the last was on her work. The note
"llur Mr. l.lnJil:
"llrliiK in ii ilcpromed mnl. nf nilnil,
I hnvc determlnod to end my llfe.
I'li-nm- nulifj- my mother In Knglnud
nnd have my pernonnl effeefa *<in tn
her nt .N'o. 3 Colvtlle Terraee, Hn>?
''I urlnh you iiiiii-Ii micvem ln your
Fnlr AHHOclutlon nork.
"Very triilj yourn,
"1J. MUHIBli KEITH."
A number of letters taken from her
room at Rlchmond Hall are ln thc
hands of the authorities, and may shed
further llght on the reasons for hei
deslre to end her llfe. An Inquesi
begun yesterday by County Coronei
\V. A. Deas will continue at the coun?
ty courthouse to-day at noon.
Cumr Ili-re From _UKlnml.
Miss Keith was an Kngllshwoman
roming recently to ihls country wltl
her brother, who, wlth a cousln, 1;
her only r.latlye ln Amerlca. She hat
lettera ?f Intrdductlon to Britlsh Vice
Consul W'llmer. As a tralnoil offic
sicnoRTupher she had no difflcultj
ln securlng permanent employment
nnd olllcliils of the Fair Associatiol
consldered her work most satlsfactory
_he was always cheerful and willlng
and among her bu8lnei<t> imsoclates wa
apparently In the beat of splrlta. I
was known, however, that she ha>
heeu ln bad heaith for some tlme, ani
had recently consulted Dr. J. A. Whlt
for some throat affectlon. She wa
not ln money trouble, as bosldes hav
ing a permanent posltlon, sho en
closed wlth her letter to her employ
er a bank book showing a balance o:
a savings account of about $100.
After hearlng the testlmony of tn
car offlclals and cye.vltnesses ari'
readlng the letter addressed to. her em
ployer, Coroner Deas dlrectcit that th
lmiuest be adjourned untll to-daj
when Acting Commonwealth's Attoi
ney Kirk Mathews caji be present an
asslst ln dlscoverlng a more detlnli
cause for the affalr.
.luuiped ln Front of Cnr.
Mlss Keith left her friends at Rlcn
mond Hall yesterday morning shortl
before 7 o'clock to take a short wai
ln accordance wlth a not unusual?cus
tom, saylng somethlng about malllng
letter ut tho corner letter box, whic
ls on tho corner of the Brook Turn
pike and "Westwood Avenuo, Just a
the entrance to the Unlon Serninar
grounds. The Ashland Express leav
Ing Rlchmond at 7:10 o'clock passe
along the company's right of wa
about 7:15 at a speed of irom twent
to thirty mlles an hour. According t
Motorman J. P. Swann, the car ma
have been golng at an even hlghe
speed. Ho saw the young woman walk
ing on tho roadway besldo the trac:
apparently about tlftoen feet from l
He whlstled as usual for the grac
crosslng at Westwood Avenue. Whe
tho car was less than 100 feet rroi
her, Mlss Keith turned dlrectly acrof
tho track and either fell or thrc
herself across it, apparently makln
no effort to rlse. .The emer_oncy bra?
was applled, and.the whlstie scrcamei
but the tlme was too short?the heav
car rolled over the body, and bntoc
the crew and passengers could aligl:
she was dead.
Coroner Ilegins Inquemt.
County Pollceman Tlller, who pc
trols Glnter Park, was soon on th
ground, and telephone messag-i
brought Deputy Sherlff Traylor, c
Henrlco county; County Coroner Dea
Superlntendept T. N. Jones, of tn
Richmond and Chesapcake Bay Rai.
way Company, and many others.
Coroner Deas Impaueled a Jury cor
Blstlng of Jacob Stelgledor, Rev, Ti
den Scherer, XV. Conway Tlller, Thonia
Gresham, Hcrbert Floyd and Danii
Wlggand. . After the body haa bee
viewed by the jury lt was turneu ovi
to Undertakor Beunett to he prepare
Tho luquest was held ln one of tl'
class rooms of Union Theologlc.
Bemlnary. Motorman Swann was tr.
flrst wltness, telllng ln detall of h
trlp out of Rlchmond; of seeing- tl
glrl walklng bosldo the traek; cf ui
Ing attracted by her bright attlre.
purplo skirt, whlte and plnk walst an
tan shoeH. He testlflod that sho lookc
back at tho car .and then elther ru
or walked hurrledly across the trac
from the roadway beslde, on whic
sho had been walking, and that sl
?fell or threw herself ln front of tl
car and mado no effort to rlse,
Washington Sally, an employo of i
T. Watkins, manager of thu GUiU
estate farms, and IJmmua Carringto
a laboror employed by the Richmoi
and Chesapcake Bay Rallway con
pany, were passengers on tho car, ar
lubstantlaily agreed in their test
mony wlth that of tho motorma
? Both sald tha young woman elther fe
or threw herself In front of the oa
Hul Heeu lu Hnd llenhtli.
Manager Lloyd, employer of Mn
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KAISER REVIEWS TROOPS
Aititlvrmnr.v eif Soilan ls MliHcrvrel on
Borlln, September I.?The Kmp'-ror'n
uiitumn revlew on Tempelhof Fleld ol
the garrlsons of Berllti nnd Potsd'am
took place to-day,' the nnnlvcrsary /oi
the battle of' Scelnn, of 1870, when ub
berhian army of 250,ooo, comrnaneled
by William I., overthrew the I-'rench,
uneler Nupoleon 111., MacMahon fn
* To-elay's manonuvres wero partlcl
pated ln by 30,000 men of all arma, in?
cluding tho liousehold tesftiK'ntB. Tho
bi-Illlant spectaclc was wlme-ssed by u
large number eif dlstlngulshcd forelaii
The American guests were Myron _*,
Ilerrlck, former Governor of Ohlo, nnel
Mrs. i-terrlck: Henry XV. Taft and Mrs.
Taft, Major Frederlok 8. Foltz, Captaln
Samuel G. Rockenbach, Captaln Arthur
L. Congcr and ihe followlng memburi
of the American embassy: Secretary
Laughlin, Lleutenant-Commander bclk
riap, naval attache; Captaln Siiartin,
military nttaclie; Thlrel Secretary Bei
elen and Mrs. Belknap and Mrs. Sharti-.
Among the forelgners present n-ei?
also Marshnl Hertnes Fonscca, Prosl
dent-olect of Brazil; Izzet PaHha, chiet
of the general staff of the Turklsh \V_r
Offlce, and Goneral Slr lan Hamilton.
Brltish Inspector-general of the M-ei
ROOSEVELT AS PEACEMAKER
WIU Jic iii-i|iiri<tpii to InvestlgHte
j Trouble ln WrHtmorelanel.Irwln Fleld.
Pittsburg, beptemuer 1.?The legai
and lndu?trlal entunglernents or me
mlners and operators ln the irwln ano
w'estrnorelanu Holds will be aubmltted
to Theodore Roosevelt, wiien he vimiis
thls clty ein September 10.
Thls was announced by Dlstrlct
President Francls Feehan, of tho
Unlted Mlne Workers of America,' to
day after he had been arrested, wlth
tlvo other local ofllcers, ln connectlon f
wlth the actlons brought yesLerday m i
tlie county courtB against eighty-sov
en mlners and oiflclals by seven oper
atlng companles ln the affectea _i_
Feehan forther sald that when
Roosevelt vlslted the anthraclte fieid
a month or more ago he was requestea
to Investlgate the trouble ln the West
moreland-Irwin fleld, and that now lt
waa hoped he would be lnstrumental ln
Those arrested to-day are unler
$2,101) bonds. Three hundred and thlr.
ty-Iive out of H00 workingmen ln tho
mlne of the Westmoreland Company.
one of the plalntlffs, are reported to
have left thelr work to-day when they
k-arnc-d of the suits being brougut.
ln a statement to-day Feehan as
serted that the mlners had been mls
reprcsented ln their attltude. Attor
ney Rlchard B. Schandrett, counsel for
the plalntlff companles, announced that
the actlons were not to be construed
as attacks upon the right of working?
men to organlze, but "we charge that
operators in the Pittsburg district have
contrlbuted support to the malnte
nance of the strlke, and pald to have
'jt-ganl-ers In the fleld, that tiie strike
B J might be prolonged."
i Other suits will be brought against
- certaln operators, according to Schan
8|drott, that will reveal a sensatlonal
I'an-nia National A-*embly Ueeta and
ItccrlvcH Mendora'aa Klrat llmaiiKC
Panama, September I.?The polltical
sltuatlon ln the republlc is unchanged.
At 3 o'clock thU afternoon the Na?
tional Assembly held itt flrst sesslon.
and President Mendoza's first messaae
was read. The document reviewed the
events of admlnlstratlon during the
past two years, and then touched upon
foreign relatlons. In this regard lt
said that the relatloi.s between Pan?
ama and foreign natlons were ?ont
cordlal, the republlc havlng received
demonstrations of good will from them
all. The message made no special ref?
erence to tho United States, lgnoring
that country's recent pronouncement
that Senor Mendoza's re-electlon to the
presldency would be unconstltutional.
Later the Assembly elected Consta
nlno Arosemena as president of the
body, and Dr. Ciro Urriola and Elijlo
Ocana, resnectively, first and second
Senator Arosemena is a Liheral, and
holds the offlce of president of the
Munlcipal Council of Panama. Dr. Ur?
riola also is a Liberal. He reoresented
Panama at the Internatlonal Tuber
culosls Congress held ln Paris ln 1905.
Senor Ocana was Governor of the State
of Coele ejuring the term of the late
Dr. Amador as President of the repub?
llc, but was removed from his post
in the latter part of May, 190S, because
he was frlendly to Senor Obaidla. who
had announced his candidacv for the
prosldency anel later was elected to
succeed Amador. In politlcs Senor
Ocana Is a Conservatlve.
BLAMED FOR LYNCHING
Jury Chnrgeae Three OlVieliils of New?
ark, O., Wlth Negllgcnce.
Newark, O., September 1.?In a flnal
report made to-day tho Llcklng county
grand jury places the responslblllty for
the lynching of "dry" Detectlve Carl
Btherington, July 8, on tho Mayor of
Newark, tho sherift of Licking county,
and the chief of police of Newark. all
of whom have since resignod or been
The report ls censorious in deallng
wtlh these officlals, and says had they
acted with reasonable dlllgence the
riot and lynching could have been pre
A total of ftfty-elght indictments was
returned by the grand jury in the
twenty-seven days of its slttlng, all ln
connectlon wlth the lynching. Of
these, twenty-five charge alleged riot?
ers wlth murder ln the flrst degree,
twenty-one are accusod of rlotlng, ten
with assault and two with perjury.
0LDEST 0PERAT0R DEAD
Isiiae AV. Hallnm Sent lmportant Mcs
xages During Clvll War.
' Wllmlngton, Dol? September 1.?
Isaac W. Hallam, probably tho oldest
telegraph operator In the country in
point of continuous servico, dled here
yesterday, aged eighty-one years. Hc
was ln the employ of the ' Westerr
Union Telegraph Company for fifty
For a time during the Clvil War ht
managed the transmisslon of telegram:
between the War Department at Wash?
lngton and the headquarters of the
Army of the Potomac. He was secro
retary of the Grand Lodge of Odd-Fel
lows of Deleaware for many years.
SURVIVED THE STORM
Safety of Crew ot the Launch Florenc?
Brownsvilre, Tex., September 1.?
Captaln Reed, of the Grazoos Islanc
Llfo Station, hns reached Point Isabe!
nnd reported the government Iaunct
Florence and crew of seven safe.
The vlolent wlnd Tuesday forcec
Captain Reed to abandon the station
In a surf-boat the life savors rode out
tho storm for ten hours ln a nearbj
lagoon. Llttle damage was dono to th<
The pr?_erty damage along . thi!
coast was small.
A total rainfali of 5.72 inehes was re?
ported here, during Tuesday ? nleht.
Agreement Reached by
Which High Schools
CONTRACTS TO BE
SIGNED AT GNCE
Rules Will Issue Against For?
eign Corporations, and Whole
Matter Will Be Determined
Later On by the State Cor?
poration Commission on
Saving the high schools of Virglnia
from what threatened to be an ex
tremely embarrasslng and deplorable
sltuatlon, Judge Wllllam )?'. Rhea. of
the State Corporation Commlsslon. yes?
terday took the matter of the sale of
school books into hls hands and work?
ed out a satlsfactory solutlon.
As a result of Judge Rhea's efforts,
the Attorney-General's o;uce agrees
to slgn the contracls wlth the book
publlshers wlthout further delay or
question. In these contracts the ques?
tion of the right of the foreign cor?
porations to dispose of their publlca
.tlons In Virglnia is not a factor. Thls
moans that wlthin a very rew days
the books adopted by the otato Board
of Educatlon will be on sale ln every
school dlstrict ln the State.,
On the part of the State Corporation
Commlsslon. and for the purpose or
testlng Judge Wllllams's contention
rcgardlng the domestlcation of thoso
foreign corporatlons whlch deslre to
furnlsh school books, Judge Rhea
agrecs that rules Bhall issue agalnst
these concerns. They will '>o requlred
to show cause why they should not
be flned for transactlng i-uslncss lri
Virglnia without lirst having procured
certlficates of authonty.
By this means the whole matter will
come before the Corporation Commis?
sion. slttlng In a judlclal capaclty, on
Its merits. Thc Attorney-General will
be expected to present hls sidc nf the
case. and the corporatlons will also bo
heard ln their defense.
As the sltuatlon stood before Judge
Rhea took hold of lt yesterday, It was
doubtful lf the high schools of the
State would be able to do any sort o?
satlsfactory work during the coming
sesslon. Their openlng ls Immlnent.
whlle but a small proportlon of the
books requlred is upon the shelves
of the booksellers of Virginia. Judge
Wllllams had refused to slgn con?
tracts with publlshers who were cor?
poratlons chartered outside of Vir?
ginia until they had complled with
the law as he construes lt by pro?
duclng certlficates of authorlty and
by paylng the accompanylng fees.
- Flrm* UcntciHIemi.
This left the book publlshers with?
out remedy and without an opportun?
ity to he heard in their behalf. They
were not even glven a chance to test
the rullng, slnce they could not fur?
nish the books, nor could the prlncl
pals authorlze the puplls to buy, untll
a contract waa requlred such as was
prescribed by the State Board of Edu?
catlon. There was apparently no
chance of gettlng books wherewlth to
conduct the high schools for the an
Reallzing the exigencles of the oc
casion, Judge Rhea took the mattel
in hand. He sees the polnt made by
Attorney-General "Wllllams, although
he has, of course, not expressed an
oplnlon on It, slnce he will be called
upon later to consider lt ln a judlclal
capaclty. He also saw the posltlon
in which the publlshers were placed,
without a chance to show their posl?
tlon. More than all. the embarrasslng
sltuatlon of the high schools appealed
to him, and he looked about him for
The law distlnctly glves the State
Corporation Commlsslon the power to
ascertaln lf any foreign corporation
ts doing business in Virglnia wlthout
having procured the necessary author.
Ity. whlch ls granted by the commls?
slon itself. Such action isclearly
wlthln the provlnce of the body to
whlch Judge Rhea belongs.
Section 1105 of the Code of Virginia,
as amended by the Acts of 1910, pro
vldes that "if any foreign corpora?
tion shall transact business ln thls
State wlthout flrst obtalnlng such ^cer
tlflcate of authorlty Pr0VKia,e.ahf0E 'S
the precedlng section, lt shall bei flncd
not less than ?10 nor morei.than $1,000,
such-fine to be Imposed by tho State
Corporation Commlsslon, whose duty
lt shall be to see that the provislons or
Ul. "pitMedin. section are complled
wl-rt*1"i? under thls statute that the Cor.
noratlon Commission will proceed just
as soon as the book publlshers begln
?o do bullness under the new con
trncts Thev will be cltod to appear,
Lnd both shies Will be heard. Should
th. commission decide that the con?
cerns are not doing business in Vir
r-irvtn the rule would be dismissed.
ff ori thi other hand. lt should hold
that the firms are llable to a fine. they
would stlll have the right of appeal
t0TudgeSlRhrea'se contention Is that th,
sienlnc ot a contract ls not doing
MuYlneis, and that it Is for the com?
mlsslon to determtne, when somo aot
Snder tho contract ls committed.
whether or not lt ls ln contravention
of the statute laws of the Common
GREATER NEW YORK, WITH POPULATION OF 4,766,883,
, BECOMES THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN THE WORLD
Wuahington, D. C, September 1.?Greater New York haa a populatlon of 4.7011(883 under tbe thlrtecnth
decennlal eeiwua, according to tlgurcN Issued to-nlght by Ulreelor of the Cenaua nurand.
Thls mukea New York the aecond largeat clty ln the world, aud aa large aa nny two foreign clties, ex
Slnce 1900 the populntlou of the mctropolla haa Increnaed hy -.3-0,-81, or 8S.7 per cent., aa cowjiarert wllh
3,437,-0- under the laat ceuaua. The populallou by borouglia ln aa followat
Manhattan, 2,331,542) tluccnuliornuuli, 2*4,0411 Bronx, 430|fl80| Brooklyn, 1,084,351| Richmond, 85,000. The
populatlon or Brooklyn la an lucreaae of 407,700, or 40.1 per cent., u* compareil wlth 1,100,58- la 1000.
Now York Clty coutnlna only 104,040 fewer people llmu the coiuMned fourteeu cltlea of more Ihuu 200,
000, the populatlon of whloh alreaily haa been announceel, naniely?IMttabnrg, St. Lotila, Newark, Milwaukee,
Cincinnatl. Detroit, fluftulo, Waahlugtou, Indlaaapolla, Jeraey Clty, Knnaaa Clty, ProTtdenoe, St. Paul nnd Den
ver. The nggregnte populutlou of the cltlea nuiiied la given aa 4,031,533. '
The clty of New York, oa oonatltuted prlor to the set of couaolldatlon effeetlve januury 1, 1808, hail a
populatlon In 1800 of 1,515,301, aa compnreel wlth 3,437,202 ln 19IN), Mh-wlnR an apparent Inorease of 1,021,001,
or 120.8. per cent. for the grenter clty.
Other populatlon ngurea announced to-day are aa followat
a-linlra, N, Y? ln 87.176, ?? lucreaae of 1,504, or 4.2 per cent., aa compared wlth 85.072 In 1000.
Yonkera, N. V., Ia 70,803, nn Inorenae pt 81,672, or 00.5 per cent., aa compnreel wlth 47,031 lu 1000.
.Innieatnwn, N. Y.( la 31,207, an lucreaae of 8,405, or 80.7 per cent,, hm ceim_nred wlth 2_,S0_ ln 1000.
COUNCIL ELECTS ITS OLD OFFICERS
ROBERT WHITTBT, JR.,
ROBERT LEE PETERS,
BREAK OLD RULE
Members of Standing Commit?
tees Cannot Scrve on Finance
OPPOSITION EASILY BEATEN
Two Branches Organize, Same
Off icers Being Elected.
Many New Facc's There.
Kxcept for a Bhort, but unsuccess
ful f.ghc ln the lower branch aguinst
the adoptlon of the rule that no mem
ler of ;he Committee on Flnance
would be e.'iglble to serve on any of
the regular jolnt standing committees,
the Common Councll meeting at 5
o'clock and -.he Board ut' Aldermen two
hours later j-esterday, organlzed for
thc term in the utmost harmony. W. C.
Saunders was elected to succeed Coun
edlroan G.orge E. Wis-j/of Henry-Ward,
so each branch ls complete and will
be ready to go to work as soon as com?
mlttee appolntment- are announced.
As has been known all along, the
oid oiftcers of both bodies wore re
elected without oppositlon. They are:
Board of Aldermen?President, Robert
AVhittet, Jr.: Vico-Presldent, Willlam
H. Adams. Comrnon Councll?President
Robert Lee Peters: Vice-President, H. R.
Pallard, Jr.; Clty Clerk, Ben. T. August,
who though ex-officio clerk of the
lower branch, had to go through the
formallty of being elected clerk in the
Board of Aldermen.
Oulllnea Hia Poaltlon.
In his short speech of acceptance,
President Peters in outllnlng his pro?
posed line of action for this, nls fourth
year. as head of the body, Indlcated
his posltion ln the Finance Commlttee
flght, which was to come in a fow rao
ments, by statlng that hereafter the
rules governlng the body would be
more rlgldly enforc.d.
Immedtately after Mr. Peters took
his seat Vlce-Presldent Pollard of?
fered a resolution that the rules gov?
ernlng the oid Councll whlch were
adopted June 5, 1910, be adopted as a
whole by the new organlzatlon. As a
member of the commlttee appolnted
for the revlsion of the rules, Mr. Pol?
lard explalned his positlon in regard
to the rule regulating membership on
the Finance Committee. He believed
that the change was a good one, and
that lt should at least be given a trlal.
While he was satlsfled that the com?
mittee had done its duty at all times,
Mr. Pollard stated frankly that the
members who sat around tho Board
and passed upon rneasures coming from
other committees of which they were
members, would in ninety-nino cases
out of a hundred get preference, not
because of anything crooked, but be?
cause ltwas human nature.
Changing places wlth Mr. Pollard,
President Peters spoke earnestly foi
the retentlon of the rule. He declarec
that the Flnance Committeo should
stand alone and act for ltself wlthout
any pull from- any other part of the
government. He polnted out tho faci
that representatlves of the depart
ments wero heard by the committee
and that the declsions wero reachot
ln executive sossion. If-tho committee,
asklng an approprlatlon happer.ed tt
have a representative on the Flnance
Committee the cause would have e
champion after'tho doors were> closed
if not, thero might be sorno opposltior
on the part of cortain members of the
committeo and an unfavorable repor
made. On the whole, he. thought 1
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BIG CONVENTION WILL
COME TO RICHMOND
HE'S UN OPTIMIST
Thinks Virginia's Possibilitics
Exceed Those of Any State
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
MUwAukee. Wis., September 1.?Gov
ernors of three States, includlng Gov?
ernor Mann, of Virginia, united to-day
in an Indorsement of Colonel George
Harvey's contention in a Sepfcmber
magazine that the good aense of the
American people will assert Itaelf ln
a crlsis, and will aave the country from
the ruln whlch the demagogues declaro
ls facmg the Unlted States.
The Governors who speak with Gov?
ernor Mann, are Noel, of Mississlppl,
and Davidson, of Wisconsin, wno are
wlth Governor Mann, delegates to the
lnternatlonal Tax Confcrence.
Governor Mann sald: "I am an optl
mlst as 'far as Virginia is concerned,
for I believe Virginia's posslbllltles are
greater than those of any other State
ln the Unlon. Of course. the agltator
ls a power to be reckoned wlth. There
is a danger, but agltators cannot con
ilscate property, and there ls no reason
for alarm. I believe the cluntry ls on
as flrm a foundatlon as lt ever was.
Nothlng but an artltlclal panlc can pre
vent the onward march of prosperlty,
and even an artltlclal panlc would be
adjusted ln the end, for I have falth
that the sobor, common senso of the
people will be asserted at the proper
"States can rogulate corporatlons. We
do in Virglnia, Wo obllgo tho corpora?
tlons lo do their duty, and to meet
reasonable demands cf tho people. Col?
onel Harvey ls certalnly right. There
can be no war Wlth a foreign power,
no conflscatlon of property by the gov?
ernment, nor will the agltator succeed
ln hls efforts to create dlstrust, nor
will the corporatlons crush tho llfe out
Wrone ln Theory.
That thc failure of the general prop.
erty tax ls due to the Inherent defecta
of the theory, Is the concluslon of the
committee on the causos of the faNurto
of suoh tax after a year's lnvostlga
tlon. The report ls made to the. lnter?
natlonal Tax Assoclation convention
The committee on uniform classifica?
tion of real estate reported that a falr
and accurate assessment of real estate
will bo nromoted by the adoptlon of tax
maps and tho classification of real
estate, aa prosented ln the report of the
committee on uniform ll.atlng of reul
The latter committee ln Its report
favorod tho llstlng of real property un?
der the two heads of ''value ot land"
and "value of improvements," and that
the rule of llstlng real property values
ln New York City is best adapted for
securlng, an oqultable assossrrient.
! LORD KILMARNOCK WOUNDED
Accldent lo Member of Royal Shootlng
Party nt Balmoral.
Aberdeen, Scotland, September 1.?
King George's shootlng party at Bal
moral was-thrown into excltomont to?
day when Lord Kllmarnock, second
secretary ln the Britlsh dlplomatlc ser?
vice, recelved four pellets through the
accldental discharge of a gun. The
secretary was not sorlously .Injur.d.
For some time lt was Impbsslble to
learn whose gun wns responsible for
the mlshup, but lator lt devot'oped that
Captaln Hood. one of the guests from
a country house ln the nelghborhooa
had fired the shot that wounded the
Waterways Delegates Vote
Unanimously to Aceept
WILL MEET NEXT OCTOBER
Virginia Delegates Take Active
Part in Day's Pro
Richmond Gets Convention
The Tlmea-Dlapatch, ltlclime.net. Vn.:
Providence, lt. ]., September ly?
Atlantlc Deeper Wntenvny* Cem
ventlon will meet In h1.Iiiik.iiiI next
year, wlth l.r.uil delegatea lu ntteud
nnce. Succesa wna due to the ac?
tlve work of the entire delegatlon,
earneatly aupported by nll the dele?
gates from V-rglnln, parttculnrly
thoae from Norfolk. Richmond won
over strong competltlou with New
York nnd .Mlitiitl.- Clty.
XV. ,T. DABNEY.
[Speclal to The Timos-DlsDatch.]
Providence, R. I., Scptemoer 1.?The
slogan of yesterday, "Richmond, 1911,"
became tho reallty of to-day at tho
Deeper Waterways convention here,
the delegates unanimously voting to
meet at the Virginia city in October
next year. It had been expected that
Troy, Trenton and Newark would each
make a contest for the convention, but
they all retlred thelr argumonts und
voted for Richmond. Tho formal ivvi
tatton to meet in Richmond wns ex
tended by W. T. Dabney, buslneBs agent
of the Richmond Chamber of Com
At the various sesslons many of tho
Vlrglnla delegates have taken actlve
part in tho dlscussions. Mayor Jnmes
D. Rlddick, of Norfolk, called the at?
tentlon of the convention to the dau?
gers of Dlamond Shoals and other
treacherous places along the Virginia
coast. He said that by the closing of
one of the waterways Into Chesapeake
Bay in 1S30 by a storm, the lnland
connectlons wero cut off. The movo
ment-would causo the reopening of thie
Unk, he sald, and Virginia stood llrmly
for all that tho association represonted.
At a meeting of the Virlgnla delega
tions, Harvey M. Dlckson, of Norfolk
was indorsed as vice-presldent of the
association, and Joseph A. Hall as del?
egate at large.
Among me late arrlvlng Vlr^Inlani
to register to-day were A. T. VanPat
ten. Portsmouth; C. K. Weaver, Newpor
N?vws; Harry K. WolcoV.t and C. L
Moore Ia Re-eleoteU.
Congressman J. Hampton Mooro, o
Phlladelphia, was ro-oiected presiden
for his third term, and -.ddlson M
Burko, also- of Phlladolphla, was ro
elect,ed secretafjs-troasuror, at tho mos
lmportant. sesslon. of tha Atlantl
Deeper. Waterways Association's thln
annual convention ln thls clty tn-uay
Addresses ofeommondnrlon and nn
couragement'wore mado by many clty
State and national sovovninei.t olft
That tho projeots of linklng Florld:
and-Maine with a chaln of lnland wa
terways is not only deslrable, but on>
whlch niiist'be' begun at once, was lh'
oplnlon expressed by all tne speakers
;who lncluded two Qovernors,' two gov
ornment officinls from Washington
several Congressman and others.
Governor J. Franklln Fort, of Nov
Jers.ey, . and Unlted States Se-.inior
elect N, G. Broward, former Oovorno
of Florlda, and who is prac-Slcaily rn
sponstble for tho reclalmlng of the
ovorglados, agroed that aoniothlug fo
llnito must he dono' lit.once, tn the
work of provldlng more adeeiucte
transportatlon racllltlas by tho open?
lng up of lnland waterways.
Governor Frank B. Weeks, of Con
neoticut, and Spooker lloswell W
Burchard, of tho Rhode Island Housi
of' Reprosentailvos. told how tholi
States were interested ln the movo
me>nt and the progress made, Tw<
government oftlclals, Chlef' Wlllis L
Mooro, of tho Weather Bureau, ane
Chlef O, P. Austln, of tho Bureau o
Statlsttos, Department of Conimarc.
and Labor, gavo some sclentlHo ln?
formatlon, and a-ldrogses. iY?re also do
Uvered by Cong*resBtnan Willlam P
Sheffleld, of Newport; Mayor John 1'
Fit-gerald, of Boston; Edward W
Dougles, president of the Troy, N, Y
Chamber of Comrnerce, and Theodor
Kollscher, United Stai.3 delegate ti
i (ConttnueeT'on Socorid Page.)
OF LIFE IN AFRICA
Roosevelt Narrates Ex*
periences to High
ITS WARM WELCOME
iMakes Speech at Kansas City
Convention Hall to 18,000 Peo?
ple, and at Commercial Club
Drinks to Heaith of Presi?
dent, and Describcs
Rebate Fight. v
Kansas City, Mo? September 1.?The
people of Missourl kept up wlth a vltt
to-day the roar nf enthusiastlc welcom-j
which ls following Theodoro Koos? ?
velt everywhere In the West. Crowd:
whlch blocked the streets of Kanaa
City cheered him whenever he made ay
appearance, and the three speeches b?
made here were recelved with shouts oi
The colonel was told thnt ho waa
"Insurgent through and through" ln ?
song whlch was sung ln hls honor ?"
luncheon to-day, but he sald lt wou.d
be better to call him a progresslvo.
It was ratnlng hard when t.olohe-1
Roosevelt reached thls city". In sph?j
of the raln, thousands of people wer?
on hand at the station to see him. Af?
ter a parade through the buslnesa sec?
tion of the city and the luncheon, tUH
colonol went to the Westport HJku
School and talked to tho pupils. ii?
wound up the day by making a spce-n
to a throng- tnat fliled the audttorlum
His speech was about honesty in pub?
lic and private llfe.
Tho crowds which camo out to n-.w
the colonel jammed the sldewalks anu
at points blocked trafllc. He wu?
cheered contlnually and was kept un
his feot, bowlng and wavlng hls hand.
The autlltorlum of the high Hchoot
was crowded with students whon tn_
colonel arrlved, and they stood on thi n
feet and gave him the Chautauqua s-i
lute, Whlle at the same tlme thisv
shouted at the top of their volces.
As soon as they would let htm spo.11%.
thc colonel sald he had a confession 1.0
make; that ne was a little afraid of
the audlenco because half of lt waa
composed or glrls, whom he never kitew
how to handle.
"I havu four boys of my own," suid
he, "and only two girls. Tho gl; lri
vere both ln charge of tholr mother unil
thoy grew up. and then they to..*.
charge of me. They have treated me
klndly but flrmly."
Colonel Roosevelt sald he was going
to tell them some stories of Africa.
Stnrlen ot Afrlva.
"The natlves are perfootlj- wild ?a\
ages," he sald, "and their cneroies oc
cuse them of occasionally and playfully
lapslng into canniballsm. That ls a
delicate subjcct, and I never inquireo
"One day whlle I was rldlng up t.-.e
rallroad to NalrobI, telegraph commn
nlcatlon was Interrupted," he went 1111
"That was because a herd of glrafUi
had canterea across the tracks a:nl
pulled tho wlres down wlth thoir
Then Colonel Koosevelt told son;?
more stories of hls experlences In _1
rlca. He talked about the lions.
'When they were bulldlng the rail
road," he contlnued, "constructlon was
stoppod for two weeks because tv. u
lions established themselves on tlm
tracks and ate up all the men wnu
came to work. I thlnk they ate about
100. Flnally they were killod."
He sald the survlvor of another en
cdunter with the lions told him a story
whlch he would repeat. "At one rall?
road station." he began, "a llon at?
up the agent, and when the next traln
came along lt ate up a brakeman. The
division suporintendent, an Engltsh
man, took a German and an Italian
with him and went out there to klll
"They sat up ln thc night waiting
for the llon. and flnally the Itallau
went to sloep at one end of tho car,
und the German got lnto one of tha
borths. The Engllshman sat at tbe
window wlth his rllle on guard.- Ha
evldontly went to sleep there.
, "Tho Hon. wlth Its queer, slnister In
telllgence, saw that the man wa*
asleop. It came up on the platform,
pulled the slldlng door open wlth Its
paw and went ln. The German waa
awakened by the woight of the Uoa'i
hlnd legs on him. Tho forologs of the
llon wero on the Engllshman, and the
llon had the man's head ln hls mouth. '
"The German shouted and awakened
the Italian. who leapod up and jumped
on the llon's baok. Ho jumpod off
agaln, and ran to tho other ond of the
car, Tho llon had hls man and only
wanted to get away -wlth him. It
smashed Its way through a window,
dragglng tho Engllshman wlth him,
and all through the night the Ger?
man and the Italian could hear the
dreadftil purrlng of the Hon, us lt at?
Colonel Roosovolt's speech ln Con?
vention Hall to-nlght was hls prin
clpal address of the day.
Etghteen thousand people stood up,
cheered, 3croamed and waved hand
kerchlofs as Mr. Roosevelt came bn
the platform. Two thousand people
were turned away,
Governor Hadley appoarod shortly
after the colonel. Ho was at ono.
recognlzed and was given an equallj*
enthusiastlc greotlng by tho people.
Prostdent Wllllam T. Bland, of tha(
Kansas City Commercial Club, then
tntroduced him wlth glowlng encom
lums. He declared that the welcomtf
being glven Roosevelt. the man, wa<
warmer than that whlch several yaarsl
ago had been glven nltn as President,
"The American pooplo owo nothlnrf
to a man who haa been Presldent o^
the Unlted States compared to what h*
owes the American people," declared]
Mr. Roosovelt, referrtng to the word^
of the spaaker who had presentod hlYru
The colonel spoke of corruptlon ln New?
York, Missourl, Illlnois and California*
and sald that the duty of the peopl<
was to .war wlth equal sUrnne?i
agalnst the oorrupt man of gr.-.if
wealth and the small man who make4
a trado of corruptlon.
"We need laws whlch shall put th^