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TIMEE FOUNDI-D 1*M.
DISPATCII KOUNDED IN 1810.
WHOLE NUMBER _ 8,367.
RICHMOND, VA.. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1910.
THE AVEATtlER TO-DAY?Unnettled. PRICE FIVE CENTS*
NET SET TO TRAP
?'Foreign Capital ? Trop
osition Proves Profit
CAUGHT UP WITH
Company Which Was Prcparing
to Develop Coal Lands Near
, Richmond Has Narrow
\ Escape?Groups of Finan
ciers From Various Sec
tions Report Losses.
New York, September 3.?One ot the
Ynoat prolltable enterprlses ln -vhlch L.
E. Thorman, and the Banque De Antll
Jes, of Parls, who ls sald to be AlfreU
R. Goslln, are engaged, is the "For?
eign Capltal" proposltlon out of whlch
It ls estlmated something llko $6,000 a
?week has been made for a year or more.
Tho stage propertles for th's undertak
ing are, in addition to Thornan and
the "Banque," an advertlsement ln a
New York paper. a Broad way lawyer.
wlth telephonlc communlcatlcn wlth
prominent iN_.ll Ftreet men, and a flrm
of englneers, wlth a most f-Iaborate
milte of offlces In a downtown ofllce
building. fio far as could be ascertaln
ed to-day some of the people who re
gret havlng come Into c<>ntact wlth tho
A gToup of Pennsylvania coal men.
?who ar* seeklng to recover $ii,000 ln
A syndlcate of New Jersey brlck
manufacturers, who mourn tho dlsap
jiearance of a llko sum.
A group of Poutherners. who wnnted
to bulld a railroad from Birmingham.
Ala., ln A'lckshurg. Miss.
A syndlcate who wanted to exptolt
Indlana coal lands.
A syndlcate whlch wanted money for
a trolley road near Buffalo. N. T.
A compnny of Boston and Buffalo rtls
tlllers. who wanted to organlze a com?
A svndlcnto or Baltlmore men, wtio
wanted to bulld a trolley road.
The only person* who rejolce over
the experience are a syndlcate nf men
who are conneeted wlth the ptnndard
Oll and other flnanclal institutlrns. wlio
were nearly raught In an effort -to pro
mote a 'r.al land proposltlon not far
from Richmond. A'a. They got out ln
PIod of Sehemer-.
Brlefly the Idea of the scheme Is to
Induce syndlcates or persons, who want
money to develop legltlmate industrlal
proposltlons to put up money for en
glneerlng reports. Inwyers' fees, for
tncorporatlon and other things. and
then when all the money pos-slble ?s
obtalned from th?-m. to end all negotla.
tlons upon one pretext or another. The
money Is nev^r returned. but Is divid?
ed pro rata, lt ls supposed.
Th<? case of Pennsylvania coal men
Is typlcal, and may he used as an II
lustratlon. The names of the partles
must be wlthheld fnr the present, as
thoy are preparlng to tnke legal action
and porhaps wlll apply to the Bar As?
sociation. against tho action of the
lawyer ln the case.
These men, all of whom are known
favorably In the anthracite coal reglon
of Pennsylvania, secured optl.ns on
about 3.000 acres of hard coal land In
A'rglnla less than a year ago. TheTr
own englneers convinced them that
there. wa.s much coal underlving tlie
mirface easily mlned anJ easily taken
to market by two rallroads.
They planned to organlze a $6,000.
000 company. whlch they Intended to
promote among thelr frlends. untll thev
fia?m .a WVl York papcr an ??ver*
tlsement whlch was to the effect tnat
a lawyer-capitallst |n New york Clty
was the agent for foreign capitalist*,
and he would Invest $150,000 in any
'mlning, Industrlal. manufacturing or
other reputable American entcrprlao "
One of tlie Pennsylvanlans wrote a
letter to the "forgein capltallstman."
and the followlng day received a tele?
gram slgned O. C. Colt, blddlng hlm
come to 293 Broadway. A commlttee
was appolnted to come to New York
and meet Mr. Colt, whom they did not
know- at the time, but of whose hos
pltality they have slnce learned
Olcott Clyde Colt has .had a plc
turesque career ln New York Clty.
He Is a son ..of the late AVm C->lt
?who left a large fortune. It is clainT-O
by yqung Colt against the denlals oi
the p.rsons named that ho is a close
relativo of Samuel F. Colt, of the
flrearms manufacturing company.
Commlttee Meet* Colt.
The committee of Pennsylvanlan*
met Mr. Colt at 29'J Broadway, and ex
plained thelr proposltlon. They were
toltl lt was splendld. To show hl?
good falth in the matter. Colt also In
trtSduced them to the very man fot
thelr purpose?no less than the ageni
of his foreign prlncipals.
"Shako hands wlth Mr. L. B. Th-.?r
kman, the well known broker ot Lon?
don and Parls.- he siid. Mr. Thorman
vory affahly extended his hand. Th(
vlsltors did not know then that L. K
Thorman was known to the police as
Leo Mcyers, "crlmlnal swlndler antl
wlro tappcr," whose pioture gracei1
the Rogues- Gallery, nor did thej
know that he w.-ik one of the most
falthful llQiitenants of Allre'tj IX. Gos?
lln, who made fre.-uoiu vlslt.s to th<
exllcd areh-swlndk-r In Parls. Mr
Thorman sald that he roproscntod thc
"Banque de Antllles," whlch was a
hlghly prosperous prlvato onterprisi
in Parls, wlth tho wealthlest of run
nectlons, Ho had unnumbered'mllilon;
for tho rlght kind of enterprlses, foi
the French peoplo wero so rlch thoj
did not know what to do wlth theii
"Any tlmo our lawyors and our _??
ginoers approvo your project," ilit
Pennsylvanlans woro told, "you enr
have all tho money you want. AVe wil
underwrllo an Issue of bonds to anj
amomit. AVe have just underwrltlet
$-10,000,000 of the bonds of tho Hudsoi
Bay~-and Paclflc Railroad, whleh Kpoy
er & Co, have dlscounted. Wa havt
hothlng but monoy,"
. The vlsltors looked up the Hudsor
Bay and Paclflc Railroad, and founc
that Its headquarters were ln the verj
elaborato ofllces of Ellls-Evans engt'
neering flrm. and .1. A. Taylor & Co.
HADLEY 10 HEAD
Yale President Accepts
Ap point ment Ten
dered by Taft.
NAMES OF OTHER
MEMBERS OF BODY
Question of Bringing Issues of
Railroad Securities Under Con?
trol of Interstate Commerce
Commission Will Be In
vestigated ? Politicians
Confer With Piesident.
Springflcld, Mass., September 3.?
Presldent Taft announced thls after?
noon hls appolntments to the Stock
and Bond Commlsslon, whlch will In
veBtlgate the question of bringing: fu?
ture Issues of rallroad securltles un?
der the supervlBlon and control of tho
Interstate Commerce Commlsslon. The
announcement was mndc shortly after
the .President left Boston for St. Paul,
where hc will speak before the Na?
tlonal Conservatlon Congress.
Dr. Arthur T. Hadloy, president of
Yale University, I" naved as chalr?
man of the commlsGlon. The other
members are frederick N. Judson. of
St. l/ouls: Frederick Strauss, of New
Vork; AA'alter I_ Flsher. of Chlcago,
and Professor H. B. Meyer, of Madison,
AVIs. The Presldent ls partlcularly
gratlfted at obtalnlng the consent of
all these men to serve.
Mr. Taft regards the commlsslon as
representative both of conscrvatlve and
progresslve thought In railroad rcgu
latlon. The committee will begln Its
work at once, although delay in ob
talnlng the acceptance of some of the
members has made tt lmposslble to
hope that a report can be .submitted to
the comlnK short sesslon of Congress.
Presldent Iladley will sall for Europe
shortly to Mtudy methods abroad. The
remalnlng members of the commission
are Boon to he In AA'ashlngton.
The Presldent's traln had hardly
pulled out of Boston to-day before he
was In the thick of a serles of polit?
lcal conferences. Representative AA'a.sh
burn. of Ma'sa-.-husetts, was hls guest
from Boston to AA'orces-ter. Senator XV,
Murray Crane, hls most intlmate polit?
lcal advlser, boarded the traln hero
to rlde to Ptttsfleld. whlch Is the near
est stop to the Senator's home at Dal
ton. Governor llughes, of New York.
rode from Plttsneld to Albany. Sena?
tor Crane had a lengthy report to
make on politlcal conditions ln general.
Governor Hughes brought a welcome
opportunity to confer on the forthcom
Ing appolntments to the Supreme Court.
The Governor has already been con
flrmed. as an assoclate Justlce and ls
regardeel as the leadlng candldate for
Mr. Judson, one of the members of
the Stock and Bond Commission. Is a
graduate of Yale, the author of sev?
eral books on law, taxatlon and lnt?r
state commerce. and In 1890 acted as
speclal counsel for the prosecutlon of
the Atchlson, Topeka and Santa Fe
Hallroad and the Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company for glvlng and recelving
Frederick Strauss, economlst and
banker, ln a mernber of the flrm of
Sellgman & Co.. of New York City.
AValter I_ Flsher, of Chlcago, wns
attorney for that city ln the settle
ment of the Chlcago Tractlon dlspute.
Professor B. H. Meyer, of Madlson,
Wls., has the chalr of politlcal econ
omy at the University of Wisconsin. ls
chalrman of the AA'Isconsl.n Railroad
Commlsslon, an expert speclal agent
for the Census Bureau, and is in charge
for the Interstate Commerce Commls?
slon of physical valuatlon of rallways.
As an author on rallway matters la
general he ls well known.
TAFT DENIES COMMENT
Repudlatcs Story Thnt He Had DIs
cunned ''New Xntinnnllnm."
[Speclal to'The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Beverly, Mass., September 3.?This
offlclai statement was Issued thls af?
ternoon at the executive offlces here:
"The Presldent sharply repudiated
thls morning the st^ory whlch appeared
ln certaln Boston and New York papers
to the eftect that he had made any
oomment whatever. expressing elther
pleasure or dlspleasure, on the 'new
The storles referred to reported the
Presldent as having expressed the
vlew yesterday that he had nothlng to
do wlth amendtng the legislatlon, ano
that legislatlve amendments would be
necessary to put lnto effect ? some of
the new pollcles outllned by the for?
mer Presldent ln hls flsawatomle ad?
As has been sald before, the Presi?
dent is maintalnlng absolute tjlence
wlth regard to the country's polltlcs
and politlcal tendencies His posltlon
Is that, as Presldent of the Unlted
States, hls duty ls clear to attend to
the dutles of that offlce, wlth whlch
he has sufflcient to occupy all his time,
wlthout plunglng lnto controversles
wlth regard to matters that are not
lmportant and offlciaiiy before him
The Presldent's repudlatlon of tlu
story means simply that he has not
taken sldes ono way or the other on
any of the subjocts referred to.
WILL REUEVE ANDERSON
Contntnnder Koilmnn Is AhnIkiiciI to
?, , J]larc '"lanil Navy Tnril.
A allojo, Cal., Se-ptenibor ,'t.?Com
maniler Hughes Rodman, of the crulsor
Cloyelana, will soon rellevo Commnnd
er ?clwin A. Andorson at the Muro
Islantl navy yard, lt is understood. Tlio
latter, who ls duo for proinotion, will
be glvon command of tiie . gunboat
-orktown, now at Oorlnto, to permli of
hls? completlng tho necessary torm of
sea service beforo tnklng hls examlna?
tlon. Lleutenant-Commander Victor
Blue, now commandlng the-Yorktown.
will be aBslgned as chlef of staff of
Rear-Admlral GUes B. Harber, com?
mandlng tho Paclflo neet.
$48.40 TO CAMFORNIA, ?
Arl.ona and Now Mexlco vla WashlnBton
Sunset Route. Dates In Septombar and
October. Through TourUt Sleepln, Car*'
. personally oonduot-d. Berlix, J9.00. B, Jffl.j
BV THE COLONEL
Roosevelt Indorses His
Suggestions for Tariff
WORDS OF PRAISE
Iowa Senator and Congressman
Hubbard Laudcd for "Stand?
ing by Me on Every Point
Throughout My Term."
Refors to the Barnes
Sloux Falls. N. D., September 3.?
Ex-Presldent Roosevelt broke hia sl
lence ln regard to the Taft admlnls?
tratlon. Ho heartlly commended one
phase of It, although he sald nothing
which could be construed as a refer?
ence to the admlnlstratlon as a whole.
He conflned himself to the work whlcn
President Taft has done for the estab
llshment of the principle of regulat
lng the tarlff through a commlssion,
and to the Presldent'fl success ln con
ducting negotiations wlth foreign
powers for the application of tlie new
tarlrr law. Colonel Rooser-jH also
outlined clearly his posatlon ln re?
gard to the tariff. He relterated his
belicf In the need of regulation or
dutles by means of a commlssion, and
declared that the tarlff should be ln
the lnterests of the tvorklngman and
not for the beneflt of a comparatlvely
few wealthy men.
"I belleve _n such a measure of pro?
tection as wlll equallzo the cost of
productlon here and abroad. That ls,
as will equallze the labor cost," sald
he. "1 belleve ln such supervlslon of
the worklngs of the law as wlll make
certaln that the proteeted industrtes
glve that dlcerence to the men that
we are most anxlous to protect?the
worklngtnan?and lf I flnd It ls not
giving lt, I would take off the tarlff
duty from that partlcular thing."
Colonel Uoosevelt made two speeches
on the tarlff to-day. The flrst one,
rieMvered at Sloux Clty, Iowa. con
tained his references to the _aft ad?
mlnlstratlon. In tho second speech,
made here late this afternoon, he
arnplified his views on the tarlff, de
clarlng that, although the Payne-Ald
rich law had given ri_e to grave dls
satisfactlon. the fault lay w.th the
system under whlch the tariff laws
are made. rather than with the men
who make them.
It was ln the presence of senator
Dolllver and Representatlve.s Hubbard,
of Iowa, and Martin, of fcouth Dakota,
that the former President made his
first statement conccrnlng the Taft
It was maae known that thls cora
?nendaUon of the President was pur
posely given wlthln "insurgent terrl?
tory," and that both Senator Dolliver
and Mr. Hubbard knew in advance
lhat Colonel Roosevelt was to say
what he sald. and approved lt, al?
though they were not consulted by the
colonel about his reference to them
selves. The colonel's prlvate car was
moved on a sldlng Into Mlzzou Park
here, where a large assemblage was
ln waltlng to hear hlm. The colonel's
speech was as follows:
"I was partlcularly pleased wlth
what the President sald ln his last let?
ter on the subject of the tarlff com?
mlssion. A number of Senator and
Congressmen have for some years ad
vocated thJs as the proper method of
deallng wlth the tarlff, and I am glad
that the country Beems now to havo
dennltely awakened to the ldea that
a tarlff commission offers the only so
lution of the problem, whlch ls both
rational and insures the absence of
"The President from the beglnntng
advocated thls' commlssion. I call
your attentlon to the fact that the
amendment proposing to provlde for
such a commlssion in the original bill
when the tarlff bill was under consld?
eratlon ln tho Senate was Introduced
by your own Senator here present?
"It was a charactorlatlc act or ser?
vice to the people on the Senator's
part, and I wlsh to take this oppor?
tunlty of saying that throughout my
term as President on every lmportant
question lt was my privilege to stand
shoulder to snoulder with Senator Dol?
llver. Let me add, my frlends, that
what I havo said of Senator Dolllver
I can also say of your Coiigressman.
Stniid.i AA'Itliout Hltchlng.
"A word here for my frlend, Con?
gressman Martin. Although ho ls not
.from Iowa, but from South DaKota,
he also was a. man wljo absolutely
etood by me on every point throughout
my term, and wllh whom I was able
to work in hearty sympathy for every
progressive pollcy. All three of these
men I found after trylng them out
'stood without hltchlng.' Perhaps tha.
slmllo suits South Dakota better tnan
Iowa, where I should say that 'they
never klcked over the pall.'
"It was only by a bitter flght that
the frlends of the commlssion idea
ln Congress got through the proposl?
tlon. It Is not yet ln satlsfactory
shapo. The commlssion it-elf should
be enlar^ed. and Its powers greatly
enlarged and deflned, and any neces?
sary changes mado that wlll mako ,its
work moro effectivo from tho stand
polnt, both of tho executlvo and Con?
"But tlio ostabllshment makos an ex
collont boglnnlng ln tho rlght dlrec?
tlon. Moroover, t-io valuo of tho com?
mlssion as provided has beon mado
real by tho action of the admlnlstra?
tlon ln construlng In broad fashlon
tho law that provldos for it.
Another Good Fenture,
"Thoro is anothor fcaturo of tho
tariff law wlhch ls admlrablo and
polnts our courso ln the rlght dlroc
tlon, tho maxlmum and mlnlmttm yirci
vislon. And here again I wlsh to point
out that the valuo of tho provision hns
depended largely upon excellent work
dono by the admlnlstratlon ln the ne?
gotiations wlth foroign powers for Ita
appll.atllon, especially the negotiations
wlth the Dominlon of Canada, whlch
were the most dlfflcult of all. And, yet,
in my eyes the most lmportant busl?
ness, I estoem lt of vltal oonsequenco
that we should always be on reiations
of h'lghest .rlendshlp apd good will
FIRST PHOTO OF GAYNOR TAKEN SINCE HE
WAS SHOT?ONE MADE BEFORE SHOOTING
IN GREAT MEET
Leading Man-Birds of Two Con
tinents Enter Con
GRAHAM-WHITE IN LEAD
Does Remarkable Work in Ex
hibition of Bomb
Atlantlc, Mass., September 3.?Dar
Ing av.lators of two contlnents met al
the new Harvard avlatlon field at
Atlantlc to-day on the openlng of the
Harvard-Boston aero meet, whlch wll
be contlnued through the next ter
days. Durlng the afternoon the ali
was filled wlth man-blrds. AA'rlght'!
new model biplane, wlth Its front con?
trol removed and placed at the rear
was taken out by Ralp.. Johnstone
?Walter Brookins, ln the standarc
Wright machlne, followed, and ther
camo Charles F. AVlllard ln a Curtl:
biplane. Claude GraJiame-Whlte, lr
hls Farman biplane, and Cllfford B
Harmon also flew.
One of the wheels of Harmon's bi?
plane sank lnto soft dlrt on the get
away, making the machlne unsteady
and from a helght of forty feet hl:
machlne crashed down lnto a marsh
Harmon was thrown clear of hls ma
(Oontlnued on Second Page.)
Quaker City Now Has
WiiKhliiKK.n, Tt. C, Scntemlier 3.?
The populatlon ot the city o. Phll
nilelpblu l? l,R4?,OO.S, iim conipnrvil
wlth ij-03,007 l? 1000 and 1,040,004
ln 181K), aecordlnse <? n Nlntcniciit
glven out nt tho Oiiniin Iliireau thls
nfternoon. Thc lncrense from 1000
to 1010, therefore, ln -53,311, or 10.7
per cent., un conipurcil wlth nn ln
erenso for <lie prcceilliiB decnilo of
240,73., or -3.1) per cent.
Tiie populntlun of Troy, N..Y., ls
70.813, nu Incrcime of 10,103, or _0.0
per ceut., ns coinpured wlth 110,051 lu
The populatlon of Mount Vcrnon,
N. y? Ia 30,010, an lncrease of 0,001,
or. 45.7 per ceut,, aa corupnred wlth
ai'j.as ln loob.
The ponulntlon of Alton, 111., u
17,528, us coinpured with 14,210 lu
tnoo. Tho populntlon of Uppcr Al
ton ln 3)018.
IN HIS AGAIHST
Mass-Meeting Called to Indorse
Maynard as Indepen?
DEMOCRATS IN OPEN REVOLT
Situation in Norfolk and Norfolk
County Regarded as Most
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Xorfolk, A'a., September 3.?It has
developed to-day that throughout the
Second Dlstrict, except ln the city of
N'orfolk and Norfolk county, thero ls
concerted and evldently well
planned movement on the part of the
frlends of Congressman Harry I_
Maynard to call mass-meetlngs to con
demn the action of the District Exe?
cutive Committee ln refuslng lo ln
vestlgato charges of fraud ln Norfolk
and Norfolk county, and to.urge Mr.
Maynard to stand ln tho general elec?
tlon as an rndependent Democrat, with
their pledged support as bolters.
In accordance '-with tho understood
plan. Portsmouth has callod a mass
meetlng for Tuesday nlght, and Suf?
folk and Nansomond county will meet
Jolntly in Suffolk next Saturday, tho
day on which nomlnee W. A. Young
has declared that he will open hls cam?
paign ln Suffolk. The counties of Isle
of Wlght. Northampton and Prlncess
Anne are expected to fall in line.
Sitiiailon In Serlou*.
The report of these proposed meot
lngs has caused a sensatlon through?
out the city. It is recognlzed that the
Maynard advocates are ln earnost. and
that the sltuatlon ls becomlng serlous.
On top of lt all the Vlrglnlan-Pllot
to-morrow morning will, as a leadlng
edltorlal, take the executive commit?
tee to task and virtually, although not
ln so many words, doclare that the
primary ought to be bolted, n as?
serts that the "rlng." seeklng to name
men for offlces wlth or wlthout tha
will of the peoplo, should be taught
a lesson by tho voters.
Antl-young poople of tho city aro
openly declarlng thnt Mr. Maynard
should stand asldo in favor or some
Democrat never allgod wlth tho
"rlng," who should be nominated as
an Independent Democrat.
Thls Idoa is a popular ono wlth hun?
drods and should lt bo adopted would
unquestlonably attract many Inde?
pendent Domocratic votora who votocl
for elther of tho ciuulldates or who
rqfralnert from partlolpatlon ln tho
primary, The fnct that Mr. Maynard
ln tho liust havo benefltod bv tho
tactlcs of tho "rlnp" ln Norfolk la
used agalnst him. Tho feellng of gon
oral dlssatlafaotlon; not only through?
out the county dlstricts, but ln Nor?
folk, is bolng demonstrated loud.nr and
loiuler, Rlng methoils aro cauarng a
stlr. That things aro rlpo for n ro
volt ls the general belief. And li
looks llko lt is coming in November.
Open Itevolt ln Suffolk.
[So'ecial to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.l
Suffolk, Ara., ^nptemner 3?Suffolk
to-day developed lnto a holhed of pcll
tlcal insurgency on account of the
Dlstrict Commlttee's decl.lon yesterday
ln, Norfolk to awaitf tha cortlncato
ilt-L- v&m Wg^jfift J_<-_.U!__J___
Bandits Fatally Wound Of
ficial and Kill His
GET AWAY WITH $5,000 CASr
Attack Occurs in Thick Woods
and Assassins Make Their
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
New York, September 3.?Fou
masked men, leaplng from their am
busn ln the truck woods between New
burgh and Hudson shortly after nooi
to-day, oponed flro on Paymaster Den
Fowler. of the Atlas Brlck Companj
and his negro drlver, who were o:
thelr way from a bank ln Newburg:
wlth money to pay tho company"
George Ragsdale, tho drlver, wa
shot through the head and dled in
stantly. Fowler was shot ln th
stomach. and dled a fow hours late
In a hospltal. Tho bandits got awa
with $600 In cash.
The cowardly nature of the deed ha
stlrred the authorltles and cltlzen
of tho surroundlng country as nothln
has done in years. The entire distrlt
ls being soarched for the assassln.
The fact that they wore black mask
over the upper portlons of thelr face
and that Fowler was unconsclous fc
most of the tlme he llved after th
shootlng. made lt lmpossible for th
police to obtaln a descrlptlon of th
robbers. But thoy wore obvlously.fs
mtllar wlth the paymaster's dutles, an
they had carefully selected the mo.'
romote spot for thelr ambush.
Fowler was the son of Preslder
Fowler, of the Havorstraw Bank. H
was known to be a man of grec
courage, and the bandits' haste to kl
hlm wlthout giving hlm a crtance t
surrender ls supposed to have bee
due to fear that ne was armed an
would flght to tho last ln tho executlo
of his duttos.
The paymaster and his drlver ha
gono to Newburgh ln tho mornlng 1
got the money wlth whlch to pay o
tho brlck company's men, and wero rc
turnlng in the mlddle of tho dny. whe
a robbery on tho frcquentod road seen:
ed almost out of tho question.
Flro Wlthout WnrnluK.
Thoy woro on the out.sklrts of Hini
son, but at a point whero tho roa
la llned wlth thlck woods, whon all c
tho four masked robbers spratig slmul
taneously from tno dense undorbrus
and began firlng, wlthout tho sllghtQf
At tho llrst dlscharge of pistol
Ragsdale, tho drlver, topplod off tli
.eat of tho slnglo rlg, the rolns fall
Ing front his hands.
It ls not known whether or nt
Fowlor had tlmo to return tho (lr
Oefore ho was shot.
Ono of the robbers selzoil the frlghl
ened horse's hoad, and tho other
dragglng Fowler's unconsclous fori
from tho seat of the buggy, soarche
his clothlng and obtalnod the mone;
Then, beforo anothor vehlcle was 1
slght, they dashed back Into tho wooc
and made thelr oscapn.
The dead drlver and wounded paj
master wero plcked up by a passln
vehlcle and rushed to the hospltal I
Hudson, Fowler, although restored l
consclousne.s for a few minutes, coul
tell nothing but the bara facts of tl
FOR AUTOJRECK \
Coroner's Jury Says
Burwell and Jordan
Were Imprudent. .
WITNESSES TELL 1
OF FATAL RIDE
Declare Cars Were Not Racing
at Time of Accident, and Vic
tims Might Have Saved
Themselves by Keeping
Their Seats? Denjr
Chauffeurs Were Drunk. ?
"The Jnrorn ?wornto Inq.lre whe%
how nnd by whnt inrnni the snlil Flarry
M. Deputy cnmc to bln death, upon
their onlh do say ilini he came to hla
denth nn tiie aecond day of Septexn*
ber, 1010, from the effect- of the ?n
Jurtea recelved on the second dny of
September, 1010, ln a colltalon between
an automnhlle drlven by Kdmond S
?urvrell nnd nn automoblle In which
the nald Ilnrry M. Deputy ?raa rldlng,
ond whlch woh ilrlv.cn by George H>
Jordnn. And they are of oplnlon tha<
the colllslon wns cnuned by the lm
prudence of the two drlvera.
"(SIgned) Wllllam H. Taylor, M. D?
Hamllton Whlte, Jnmeii Lyle, Jamea
XV. Glbbons, J. J. Mnrtln, C. H. Trlp.
lett, L. C. FIKK."
Should Captaln .1. G. Holllngsworth,
who ls now battllng wlth death ln tho
Johnston-Wtllls Sanatorium, dle, ill
will not be necessary to hold another
inquest, the verdtct in the one case
answering also for tho other, slnca
both men were togother and tjie clr?
cumstances were the same as to both
ln the accident whlch kllled t^he on?
and, perhaps, fatally lnjured the other.
It would be necessary, however, to
hold an autopsy to determlne the ex?
act cause of death.
At 2 o'clock thls morning the condU
tlon of Captaln Holll-gsworth was re?
ported as unchanged. Hls skull lt
fractured. and but little hope ls held.
out for hls recovery.
The most lmportant part of the ver.
dlct, as lt may bear on future develop
ments and posslble compllcatlono for
those malnly concerned Is the laat
paragraph, whlch places the blame on
Edmond S. Burwell. owner and drlvefr
of the car whlch was leadlng on. the
raturn to Rlchmond from a race out
toward tho Country Club, when the
accldent occurred, and on George H.''
Jordan. chaffeur for the Virglnia Auto
IoCmpany. who, wlth hls car, was hlred
for tho occaslon. Under the law tha
chauffeur is responslble for what hap
Summoncd by Maglatrnte.
The end of the trouble is not yet,
for as each wltness finished testlfy
lng before tho coroner's jury he was
summoned by County Constable Burch
to appear beforo Magistrate Puryear,
In Henrlco county, on September 9, be?
fore whom they were held on the tech
nlcnl charge of being suspected of tha
killlng of Harry M. Deputy. Both drlv
ers are now out on ?500 ball each<
Then, too, will probably come up tha
question of vlolatlng the speed llmlt,
whlch every wltness admltted waa
done ln the rnce out from Rlchmond.
The speed was stated to have been
thtrty-five, mlles an hour.
It would seem from the veralct that,
ln the minds of tho Jarors, the supper
at whlch two quarts of champagne.
wero served had much to do wlth tha
des-lro to race and the fatal accldent
whlch followed as tho party was ro
turnlng to Rlchmond.
it was not proved, however, by tha
testlmony that any of the party waa
lntoxlcated. and the direct evidence
as to tho condltlon of the two drlvera
showed that though both had par
taken or the supper and Its con
comltant, nelther was under the Influ?
ence of lntoxlcants. At thls supper
nelther J. R. McKlsslck nor J. XV.
?Currie, of Fayetteville, N. ,C, was
present. Both wero Invlted on the
street to take the rlde, and nelther
seems to have known that the rlde
had beon precoded by some sort of
jolllficatlon untll Informed of that fact
later through tho nowspapers.
Jordnn nt the Supper.
It had been thought that Mr. Jor?
dan was not at tho supper. but he
admltted having been present and
having trfken "a small portion of two
glasses of wlne." Mr. Burwell stated
that he was not lntoxlcated at tha
tlme. Mr. McKlsslck stated that Bur?
well had evldently been drlnklng. but
that he was not so lntoxlcated aa to
ho unable to control the car. Tha
two police offlcers?Farley and Palmer
_who made the arrest. were not
called before the coroner's Jury,
though they may bo called ln the pre
llmlnarv hearlng in Henrlco county
to testify as to the condltlon of tha
two dMvers when they placed them
Tho maln dlscrepancy was as to the
speed at whlch tho cars were runnlng
just prevlous to tho accldent. McKls?
slck statod that ho was not famlllar
wlth nutomoblles and tlielr speed, and
was, thoroforo, not ln a positlon to
swear as to tho actual rato at whlcb
tho cars wero runnlng just befot-o Mr.
Deputy Avas kllled.
niffer ?? to Speed.
Mr. Burwoll sald he was runnlng at
Company, who, with his car, was hlred
an. hour, lri whlch ho was conflrmod
by Lacy G. Ross anjl Jordan. J. AM.
Currlo set tho pace, however, at be
twoon twenty;fivo und tlfty mlliis an
l" ! hour, saylng that,, though ho dld not
)tj thlnk tho runnlng was reckluss, lt waa
.e i too fast for comfort.
Thero was no ovldence as to passlng
a bottle of champagna around among
tho members of tho party Just before
tho s(;art, and .Alr. Hurwell sald he had
taken only ono drlnk durlng the day
before tho supper. Ha took a drlnk
of whiskey durlng tho afternoon. Jor*
dan sald he ? had a glass of beer wlth
hls supper, before lie met the party
Mr. Ross sald that Mr. Deputy took
some champagne, but was not Intoxt
Another maln feature of tihe evidenc*
was the general bellef among thft \tr\%.