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ESS Sg.Sg w WHOLE NUMBER 18,781.
RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1911.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY?F/Ur PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAKEN BY REBELS
ous in Fight With Im?
Financial Situation Eased t by
Deposit of Government Funds.
War Vessels Said to Be
Short of Ammunition?Mar?
tial Spirit of Imperialists
Shanghai, October 22.?The British
consul here Is In receipt of a tele?
gram by way of Klngkang, from the
Consul at Hankow, stat'ng that news
has been received that Chang-riha, in
Hu-Nan province, and l-Chang, In Hu-,
Peh province, are In the hands of
the rebels. At the latter place 15,000 j
coolies have made a demand tor their |
wages lu silver, which cannot be ob?
Kyewltntsses of the recent engage-I
xnent between the revolutionary troops;
and the Imperialists army at Hankow j
?ay that shells fired by the linperlul- j
lets fell In the German concession.
Apparently they wore pom-pom shells.]
but an examination proved that they
were composed of wood- The same j
conditions existed In the Chlno-Japa?
nese war, the officials having found aj
contractor willing to supply wooden I
?heile at the same price as steel, the
actual difference in tne way of money
Thu North China News nays that the
first engagements at Hankow were
evidently trumpery affairs, both sides
being timid- From the China inland1
mission comes an account of the llrst,
engagement on Wednesday. The rebels!
moved down near the race course, and |
there was some skirmishing. About!
noon twenty-five rebel wounded were
brought to the London mission hos-<
pital. A mob of rebel coolies destroy-,
ed the culvert bridges, and olhcem ut
the Imperial troops came duwn on an
engine and Inspected the damage.
Aa the Imperialists rctireJ towards
Kllonitrc Ten station, they did not re?
ply to the rebel lire- The rebclb ad?
vanced cheering, but their shots tor
the moat part fell short. Great num?
bers of rebels proceeded back of the
concessions to the Klverslde Kailway
Cruisers Fire on Ilebrl?.
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
Chinese crulserB opened flro on the
rebels, who wore attacKing the Chi?
nese town. The rebels retired after
the third shot. The cruisers freely
shelled the. rebel position east of the
race course, and apparently succeed?
ed In scaring them, for within a short
time they wer<! tn full retreat.
At 11 o'clock Thursday morning a
large body of rebels advanced past the
race course, the Chinese cruisers hav?
ing taken up a position - further down
the river. There was little llrlng at
this time, but the \V--\_nang forts
opened on the warships, which began
to manoeuvre In order to prevent
forts from taking sure aim. Thou?
sands of coolies lolloped the advanc?
The first field gun was posted on the
embankment, and the cruisers with?
drew to the Seven Mile Creek. The
rebels shelled the North Chinese town,
and continued to advance, and tno
cruisers retired around the bend of
the river. The marching army met no
further opposition. The advance guard,
in coolie garb, carried away the aban?
doned imperialist tents. At 5:30 o'clock
In the evening the rebels returned to
Hankow, hi-vlni in their possession
many captured tents and much ammu?
nition and rice.
There is no telegraphic communica?
tion from Shanghai in the direction of
Hankow, beyond Kluklang, except U?b j
wireless of the ships, which is not
available for public use. The wildest
rumors are being printed In the nat've
newspapers, but In the absence of elll
c.lont telegraph service it is not pos?
sible to verify these. The Imperial
government has sent H.OuO.uOO for de?
posit In the native banks, which has
materially ea?ed the financial situation.
It is said that Admiral Sah's ships are j
dangerously short of ammunl'.ion. Late
reports from reliable sources say that!
fighting is now going on at Nanking!
and Nanchang. ?
Atika Japan for Aid.
Tokio, October 22.?Reliable private!
reports confirm tho news that the rev- |
olutionarles were victorious In their
engagement with the imperial troops
at Hankow. The martial spirit of the
Imperialists Is said to be exceedingly
Yuan Shlkal, the newly appointed
Viceroy of Hu-peh and Hu-Nan, so
far as is known, has not yet m.nic
any move in the direction of the dis
uffected provinces. He was still at
Chang-Teh on October 20, and, accord?
ing to his servants, there was no sign
of his departure.
The Peking government and General
Chao-Erh-lisun, Vlcoroy of Manchurlu,
have made separate applications to tho
Yokohama specie bank for a loan of
several million yen. It. is understood
that both applications have praot'cally
been compiled with, although tho exact]
amounts and the terms of the loans,
have not yet been made public.
It is believed here that China has
already applied to Japan for military
assistance, but Japan will make no
move until after a full understanding
with tho powers. Should Japanese
troops be dispatched, they will be lim?
ited' to the protection of Manchuria.
The following Instructions to the
Japanese naval service In general have
been Issued by the Molater of Marine,
Vtce-Admlral Baron Minoru Saito:
"The present developments in China,
being of a serious character, each and
?very one of thoso serving In th.e Im?
perial navy is oxppcted to be d'o.w ?
and faithful In his respective duties.
He shall place himself on guard as to
woM and action, so as not to Injure
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WubluKluo, October ?I.""
temperature* will prevail over prac?
tically the entire country this tveek,
according; to a bulletin Isnued by
the Weather llurenu to-nt|cht.
Frosts are predicted fur the Interior
of the Uulr States and the Ohio
Valley, and there lx a probability of
snow In the (ireat Lake retclon.
"There are no Indications at the
preaent time of a disturbance lu the
Gulf of Mexico or the West Indies,"
sa>n the statement. "An nrea of
low barometric pressure of grent
magnitude over the British Isdi n
will move eo?t?vard. and raune
?tormy weather over Kurope during
the next several days,
"In the fulled States the tempera?
ture during the week will average
low. fur the Heanon over practically
nil district*) from the llneky Moun?
tain* to the Atlantic Coast, and
there-will be frosts un Monday In
the Ulterior of the <;ulf Stales anil
In the Ohio Valley, and by Tuemlny
or Wednesday In the Middle Atlan?
tic and elevated regions In the South
"The precipitation for the week
will he below the norrnnl generally.
There will be rnln or snow Monday
In the region of the Grenl I.nkes I
and rain Monday and possibly Man- I
day night In the Middle Vtlantle '
and Vr? England Stntes, followed
by n chnnire to colder \?jentber In |
these districts Tuesdny. The nest
general disturbance t? eroe? the
eauntrv will nnpear In the North- |
west Tuesday or Wednesday. a?l- '
vanee riwtwuril over the Middle i
West Wednesday night or Thursday
and the Kn-tern Stntes abaul Krl
day. This dlsturbnnre ?III be pre?
ceded hy rising tentnerntnres. at?
tended by Inenl nrrns of precipita?
tion, an-' he ?olI"'-?'1 by n riini-w
to considerably colder Trenthe*".**
ALL READY FOR TRIAL
Uoth Defense and Prosecution In Mo?
lten Cose Anxious for Early Henrlng.
Opeloueax l^a.. October 22.?With
thirty names on the tlrst panel of
venlremen summoned for the opening
of the trial to-morrow of Mrs. Zee
J.unge Mcllae. charged with the mur?
der of young Allen Garinnd In her
homo, and with the prosecution and
defense apparently eager for the pro?
ceedings to begin, it is said that the
preliminaries In selecting the Jury will
be well underway when court adjourns
for the day.
As the families of all concerned in
the trial are well connected. It in ex- .
peeled the courtroom will be crowded
with spectators. but .ludge B. II. |
Heavy, before whom the case will be
tried, ha* announced that women and
children will be barred.
The killing of young Garland
created widespread Interest. Mrs.
McRea. mother of' children, who is j
charged ?Ith the murder, was a neigh- j
bor of young Garland. Many times
Garland come to the Mcltea home as
a protector, while McRea was away
on business. On the day the young
man was killed, he hud come to the
-McRatav-.home with-?~-s-pool of thread,
after Mrs. McRea had telephoned to
Garland's grandmother for it. Several
minutes after young Garland's en?
trance to the McRea home, shots were
tieard by neighbors, who upon enter?
ing the bouse found Garland's dead
body lying beside a chair. Mrs. Mc?
Rea asserted that she was forced to
kill Garland to defend her honor.
.Since this statement she has main?
tained utter silence In regard to the
'. ac defense has retained six attor?
neys from New Orleans, Alexandria
and Opelousas. E. B. De Bulsson. as?
sisted by other counsel, will conduct
the prosecution. It was stated to-day
that Mrs. McRea was a member of the
Order of the Kastern Star, a Masonic
organization, and that the local branch
of the order will assist the prisoner.
RODGERS AT SAN ANTONIO
Arrives After 50-Mlle Flight From
San Marcos In f>5 Minutes.'
San Antonio. Texas, October 22.?
Rodgors. coast to coast aviator, ar?
rived here shortly after noon to-day.
making a fifty-mile flight from San
Marcos, in fifty-five minutes. Rodgcrs
ascended from the cotton field two
mil is north of Kylew, where ho wns
foi ced to descend by a broken piston
rod Friday afternoon, at 9:40 o'clock
this morning, he flew to San Marcos,
ten tulles away, and descended. He
was given a reception there, and j
asccn'.ed again at 10:45 o'clock. He
made no more stops until he reached
San Antonio, fifty miles away. The
flight was uneventful. This- afternoon
be made an exhibition flight over tho
city to Harlandale, a suburb.
Rodgers's plans for his further
flight West are not yet made. He
may follow the Southern Pacllc tracks
due West or he may fly to Kerrvllle,
flfty-soven miles northwest of San
Antonio, cut across the country to
Rock Springs, and then follow tho
Texas and Pacific Railroad to El Paso.
The latter plan will glvo him a prairie
route, while by the .losmer he will
have mountain air currents"*to* contend
HOME FOR MOTHER LODGE
Elks From All Over Country Expected"!
to Attend Dedication.
New York, October 22.?Merpbers of
th t BenevolenCnnd prot'ectjve^Clrder of
Elks are expected to cyime in num?
bers from almost every, State In tho
1'nion to attend In New Vork this
week, the dedication of a new home
?for tho mother lodge, founded In 1868.
The new /tome has cost $1,500,000,
and Is located In Forty-third Street,
The dedicatory ceremonies will take
! Past Grnnd Exalted Ruler Joseph
T. Fanning, of Indianapolis, will con?
duct the exercises. Governor Dlx, of
Now York, and Governor Tener, of
1 ennsylvania, will be present. ?
PAY-TRIBUTE TO PIKE
Floral Wreath Placed on Grave of
Scottish Rite Slaaon.
Washington, October 22.?More than
a hundred Scottish Rite Masona who
have been attending the biennial oon
! ventlon here. Joined to-day In a pil?
grimage of tribute to General Albert
Pike, the founder of tho order, and
niaced a floral wreath . on hla grave
ni - '->nwood Cemetery in the Waah
| lngton ouburbe. Moat of the out ?f
I town Maaona who attended the con?
tention for their h?rn?? to-day.
TOWN Of COWETA
White Men Are Patroll-I
ing- Streets and Guard?
Rusm d ro scene!
City Attorney Shot to Death and
Two Others Dangerously
Wounded Following Battle.
Negro Later Is Killed by
Coweta. okl.i . October 22.?Kd. Sud
deth. a negro, was shot io death to-1
night by a mob of citizens who had
armed themselves, following a battle
this afternoon between blacks and
whites, in which Suddeth killed j. D.
Beavers. City Attorney, and wounded
Carmen Oliver and Stellar Thompson,
white men. Both men have little
chance to live
Suddeth was wounCed and then'
strung up to a water tank, but was
cut down before he died and locked
up In a vacant building.
To-night Deputy Sheriff Flowers at- '?
tempted to take the slayer to the
Wagoner Jail As the negro was be?
ing lifted into an automobile the mob
opened lire on him. Probably fifty
bullets entered his body.
Imtkc numbers of negroes were ar-!
riving to-night from the surrounding
country, and a race wir seemed in?
evitable. The white men of the town I
were patrolling the streets and guard- i
Ing their homes. They were afraid to
take the women out of the houses to:
send them to Mufckogee un the last
The trouble started yesterday. a
telegraph operator named Swazer was'
walking with a young woman when
h.a. liufc a nogro. in passing, pushed
the girl from the sidewalk Into the
mud. Swazf-r struck at the negro, and
another white man, whose name is
being kept secret, held Ruse and
swazer beat him with his lists. To-!
day Ruse had been walking the streets''
with a iona knife In his pocket, seek-,
ing the man who held him. City Mar-i
shol Mart ordered the negro to give'
up the knife, and Ruse shot at him.
House Set on Fire.
At this Instant Ed. Suddeth ran out'
of a house across the etrect. and,
opening. iir?. Instantly-killed rtiV At
tqrney Reavers and wounded Oliver
and Thompson, all of whom were
passing, and had taken nil part In
the trouble. Suddeth took refuge In
a ntarby house, which was bombarded \
with guns and revolvers by several
white men. The house was set a lire. :
and Suddeth tied. He was shot, but [
not fatally Injured. He was taken
to the water tank, a rope placed about
his neck and he was swung up.
It was then decided, however, that
to kill him would precipitate a gen?
eral race war. and he was cut down.
I1f was placed In a vacant building
and guarded, but later It was de- i
ternilned to take him to Jail. As he I
was being lifted into an automobile, J
which was to take him to the Jail In [
Wagoner, a mob riddled him with bul?
lets', probably fifty shots taking ef?
fect In his body.
Cow?ta Is terror-stricken to-night,
and it Is feared an outbreak is in?
evitable. There are 1.200 persons in
Coweta. one-third negroes. The county
Is populated largely by negroes, and
It was said that If the blacks were
organized they could bring 2,000 men ^
into town before morning. Negro
emissaries have hurried out to sur?
rounding sediments, with the avowed
Intention of bringing enough men
here to wipe the town off the map.
They declare they will set fire to
every house. The sheriffs of Wagoner,
Muskogee and Tulas Tulsa counties
have sent help.
nrnvr Fears for Town's Safety
Mokogee. Okla.. October 22?Whilei
what militia can be raised to-night is
being rushed from here by special
train to the assistance of the white
population in Coweta. large numbers
of armed negroes from surrounding
poinU are hastening to the town to
assist in the hattle on the whites. Re?
side* the killing of the city attorney
and the lynching of his slayer, a num?
ber of both races have been shot in
the fights, according to reports re?
ceived here. The negro population
Is Infuriated by the killing of Sud?
deth. They sent out runners to all
nearby towns, several of which are
exclusively negro settlements, to call
them to aid in fighting the whites and
make good their threat to wipe the
town off the map before morning. Al?
though the outbreak has heen looked
for by the whites for some time, they
are Insufficiently nrmed and short of
ammunition for such a conflict as is
anticipated. Grave fenrs are held
unless the troops enn be hurried to the
town by daybreak. In case the negroes
should keep their promise of setting
the town on fire the result will be
grave, as the town has little fire pro?
IN SESsi?N*TH!S WEEK
Annual Convention of Association <>f
New York. October 22.?Women col?
lege graduates are gathering here to
ntght from all parts of the country
for the annual convention of the As?
sociation of Collegiate Alumnae, which
opens to-morrow and will continue
through the week.
"Should the curriculum of woman's
cotleges he modified," Is expected to
be t .s' principal topic for discussion.
Social events In connection with the
gathering will be a feature. Promi?
nent educators will addn *s tho dele?
gates on the "Education Demandod by
Modern Life," at a banquet Frldsy
evening. All-day excursions to Vassar
and Bryn Mawr have been arrnged for
Saturday, the- college day of the con*
deeded to-Aid in Solu?
tion of Bi?? Amer?
v. F GREa, NATION
By Tests He Names, Declares
That United States Leads the
World?Miss Mary John?
ston Makes Suggestions
for Improving the
"Gate of Hell."
Louisville, Ky.. October -2.? 'If a
country treats Its women right, and
eats more sugar per head, and con?
sumes more soap per head than any
other country,, then It Is the greatest
nation," declared Or. Harvey \V. Wiley,
chief of the government's Chemistry
Bureau! in his address to-day to the;
National American Woman surfrage j
Convention. He and been introduced I
by Dr. Anna Howard -Shaw, president!
of the association, as the "man wnoi
Is trying to give us a fair chance to
live." lie began by enumerating the
things that malte lor a country's
greatness, narrowing the test-down to
the three requisites named By these,
tokens, tie concluded, America la tirst.
Dr. Wiley, Miss Mary Johnston, of
Richmond; Miss Sophroiria Ureckin
rldge. of the University of Chicngo. I
ond Mrs. Caroline Bartlett Crane, of j
Kalamazoo, Mich., were speakers at;
the open meeting held at a local
theatre and attended by more than!
2,?ju0 men, as well as women.
In the light of his opinion of wo?
man's preparedness for suffrage. Dr.
Wiley declared lie never had known of
on organized band of women being on
the wrong side
Tower of Strength.
'Women." he said, "are a tower of
strength to every public man who is
trying to do his duty. I don't know
why she has been kept front the polls, j
Surely not because of lack 6f intellect.
What we need In politics Is morn
ethics, rather than more Intellect."
He referred to big American prob?
lems, saying they needed both the men
and the women to solve. He declared
he has favored woman suffrage for
nearly twenty-five years.
Miss Breckinrldge devoted her at?
tention to the suffrage question from
the vlewpolntof the working woman..
Sbe expressed her conviction "that^Uraj
ballot is at present a domestic neces?
sity, und that housekeeping is a pub?
She. In u measure, blamed woman
for failure to assert' herself, and de?
mand what is her right.
"Enlightened cities must be govern?
ed as enlightened homes are. Jointly
by enlightened men and women, for
the benefit and trust of the rising gen-j
eratlon," deciured -.rs. Crane, whose'
address dealt with immediate and
practical municipal proT?ems of direct
and important Interest to women.
Miss Johnston's Address,
suggestions for Improving me "Gate
of Hell" were outlined this afternoon
by Miss Mary Johnston, the author, of
Richmond. Miss Johnston prefaced
her suggestions by quo>JtlotiB from
Tertulllan, likening her sex to the en?
trance to the infernal regions. In
part she said:
" 'Woman,' exclaims St. Thomas
Aquinas, 'woman is a rapidly grow?
ing weed, an Imperfect being! Her
body attains maturity more rapidly
than man's, only because it is of less
value.?and nature Is engaged less in
her making. Women are born to be
eternally maintained unuer the yoke
of their lords and masters, who are
endowed by nature win, superiority
In every respect, and therefore des?
tined to rule!'
"'Woman,' exclaims Tertulllan, 'wo?
man! you ought to go about clad in
mourning and in rags, your eyes filled
with tears of remorse to make us for?
get that you have been mankind's de?
struction! Woman, you are the gute
"What I wish to do for a few minutes
is gravely to consider how wo cun ;
Improve the gate of hell. Architectu?
rally speaking. It is a matter of carry?
ing aloft the wicket which has dono
duty for so many ages, of enlarging
and adorning it, of giving it height,
nobility and splendor, of achieving, in
short, a lofty and beautiful portal.
Tertulllan, of course, was content with
a somewhat low and narrow gate, care?
fully planted In the shade. But times
change, and I submit that even so fixed
an institution as hell gate shows a
tendency to change, too.
"We all have our Ideas as to how the
new gato should be built, Its general
appearance, beauty and utility. Prob?
ably every woman In this audience is
busy nowadays making a mental blue
print of a new hell gato. I have tho
door, however, and I am going to give,
very roughly and discursively, my own,
Differs from "Old Onte."
Miss Johnston described how she
thought the new gate might differ
from the old. "physically," in sweep
and power, fine and strong grain, clean,
noble lines; mentally. In education, the
adornment of mind, tho larger brain,
the grenter intellect; spiritually, with
the nobler and wider heart, the true
mother and lovor of humanity."
"Keeping tho old name for a moment,
we may say that tho production of a
newer and greater hell gute differs
from other architectural propositions.
Gatos of stono nad marblo are made
from without. Hell gate will be built
without hands, and the architect lodges
within. She can do what she will,
and now the thing of all others to be
desired la that she will It. 1\e time
has passed when Indifference will be
tolerated. Women must arouse them?
selves to -action. Tho crying needs
of the time" demand It, und with tho
ballot In our hnl:ds find with the will
to produce better conditions, our
achlevomentn will be unsurpassed."
New Constitution on Program.
The new constitution is first on the
[v (Continued on Third Pas*W
Poisoned Girl and Her Rich Rival
MISS AI.VIS 1.IX.VKI.I,, DEAD GIUL.
_MISS VIOLET EUMAXDS, HEU IUVAL.
Colombia Consul-General Writes
Vigorous Letter to
REPLY TO RECENT ARTICLE
Asks Who Was Blackmailer
and Bandit in Panama Canal
New York. October 22.?Francisco
Escobara, consul-general of Colombia,
made public to-day a letter written
by hliu to Theodore Roosevelt, reply?
ing to the recently published article of
the former President on 'How tho
United States acquired the right to
build the Panama Canal."
The consul-general questions the re?
liability of many of the assertions
made in the Roosevelt article, writing
"I am addressing you as an indi?
vidual, and do not wish to reflect
either upon tho government or the
people of the United States, for whom
1 have the deepest respect and regard.
"In a signed urticle, purporting to
show how the United States acquired
V.e -ight to build the Panama Canal,
you say that 'Colombia hud shown
herself utterly incompetent to per?
form the ordinary governmental-duties
expected of a civilized State'
In summing up your actions as
President, you declare, 'We did harm
to no one save as harm is done to a
bandit by a policeman who deprives
lilm of his chance of blackmail.'
"In default of argument, to refute
the oft-rcpeatod charges that you dealt
unfairly with Colombia; that you vio?
lated . a publh: treaty in which the
United States had pledged Its honor
as a nation to guarantee the sover?
eignty of Colombia over the isthmus:
that you recognized the fake republic
of Panama In defiance of the accept?
ed principle of International law, you
hurl Insults and slanders at the un?
fortunate country you robbed of her
most vnluuhlc possession.
"When you speak of blackmailers
and bandits, Mr. Roosevelt, have you
forgotten the ultimatum you sent to
Colombia, threatening her with dire
results If her Senate did not Ratify
without amendmont the treaty written
by the nttornoy for the Panama Canal
Company? Have you forgotten tho
American marines landed by Admiral
Glass, and sent Into the Atratro re?
gion to Yavlza and Real de Santa
Marls? Who was the blackmailer und
the bandit then? Who ban told tho
truth about this mc.'tejr all along?
"Was It you when you told Con?
gress that the people of Panama rose
literally as one man? Was It you when
you boasted that you took Panama and
le.t Congress debate? Or was It you
when you wrote that your actions In
this matter were as free from scandal
os the public acts of Gc-orgo Wash?
ington and Abraham Lincoln, and that
every action taken was not only
proper, but was carried out In accord?
ance with the* highest, finest and
nicest standards of public and gov?
Senator Urges Nomination of
Congressman for Presi?
POINTS TO WORK IN HOUSE
If There Is Any Sectional Feel'
ing, Says It Is in Southern?
Birmingham, Ala.. October 22.?Con
gres. man Oscar w. Underwood, of Ala?
bama, Is put forward as the next
Democratic candidate for President by
United States Senator John H. Bank
head, of Alubama, In a statement is
81. .'d here to-day.
Mr. Uankhead declares Mr. Under?
wood has no equal In either branch
of Congress In the execution of pub
11- policies, and that his capacity for
organization is shown by his control
of the present House majority.
"Mr. Underwood( entered tho House
In 1S94 without prestige or Influential
friends to aid him," declares Senator
Bankhead, "and I challenge any one
to point to a, single public act or ut?
terance of Mr. Underwood's that can
bj Justly criticized. His private life
and character are In perfect accord
with his public record.
',He led the Democratic hosts through
three great parliamentary battles In
the recent extraordinary session, and
won decisive victories In each, with?
out the loss of a single vote, and it
must be rememberod that tho field
ho chose for the conflict w&s the tariff
issue, upon which the Democratic
party never before presented an un?
"He submitted the question on which
the presidential fight must be fought
Senator Bankhead declares that af?
ter visits to various parts of the coun?
try it Is his deliberate Judgment if
there is any sectional feeling as to
Mr. Underwood, it would be In the
FIRE ON GERMAN CRUISER
Extinguished After Herole Work on
Part of Crew.
Kiel. October 22.?Flro broke out to?
day on the German crulsor Von Der
Tann. It started In tho tow, oil and
.alcohol store room, nnd burned furi?
ously for half an hour. The crew
worked heroically In extinguishing the
flames, and the damage to the cruiser
la not great. It Is supposed that the
fire was duo to spontaneous combus?
A fire stmllor to that on the Von
Der Tann, and having Us origin in
the store room, Is believed to have
been responsible for the explosions
whb'h wrecked tho f.lberte, one of the
finest vessels In the French navy, on
September 2.1 last. The disaster to
tho French Nvarship resulted in tho
death of nenrly 260 men. and the sen
ous Injury of acorea cf others.
UNABLE TO FIND
IN POISON CASE
Police Fail to Locate
Receptacle W h ich H eld
Morning Service at His Church
, Without Any Reference to
Pastor's Plight?Direct Evi- "
dence That Miss Linnell
Dined With Accused
Man Day She Died.
Boston, October 22.?In their efforts
to clear up the circumstances of the
death of Avis Linnell, the Hyannls Sun?
day school teacher and music student,
with whose murder Rev. Clarence V.T.
Richeson is charged, the ' police have
been unable thus far, It Is said, to
locate the receptacle which lield the
poison. When tho girl took the doe*
or cyanide of potassium which caused
her death, she was in the bathroom ot
the Young Women's Christian Asso?
ciation home, and though the houso
was searched Immediately after net
death, the poison receptacle cannot bo
found. It was 6a!d at llrst that a piece
of papor found beside the body hud
contained the poison, but this Is now
dented by the police. At the time of
her death, Miss Linnell wore a bathrobe
over her night dress, but this was
burled with tier. When the police
learned of this fact, they surmised
that the cyanide container bad been
thrust Into the pocket of .the bathrobe,
and It was believed that orders would
have to be given to exhume the body.
Inquiry to-night, however; revealed
the fact that the medical examiner's
assistant examined the bathrobe care?
fully, and ho declares nothing was in
the pocket of the garment.
Dined With ltlehenon.
Deputy Sheriff Watts said definitely
to-day that he haa Information of a
direct character that Mr. Richeson
dined with Miss Linnell the afternoon
of the day on which the girl took the
fatal dose. ThlB Information, ho said,
came from a young woman who is not
a member of the Young Women's
-Christian- Association household. Sha
met Miss Linnell on the street Satur?
"Miss Linnell told me," said Deputy
Watts's Informant, "that bIio had just
dined with Richeson, and that she was
going home, as she was suffering from
The cafe in which tho couple hud
dined Is also known to the police, and
the employers there are said to have
verified the statement of the young
woman as to the visit made by the
Cambridge pastor and the sonsorva
tory of music pupil.
The police und medical examiner to?
night declare there Is no significance
to be placed on the fact that Miss Lin?
nell had for some days been taking a
black Uqnid from a square bottle. It
Is believed to have been a simple tonic
Tho stomach of the dead girl Is In
the hands of a chemist, however, and
while the analysis will be principally
to determine the amount of cyanide ot
potassium taken. It is believed that
suftlclont traces of tho black medicine
will remain to determine its nature.
No Reference to Pastor.
The morning worship at the Imman?
uel Baptist Church. Cambfldge, to-day
was without reference of any kind to
the plight of the congregation's pas?
tor. Rev. C. V. T. Richeson. It had
been reported that Mr. Richeson
would resign his pastorate to-day. but
no letter from him was forthcoming.
Dr. Georgo Cross, who occupied tho
pulpit to-day, carried his hearers along
lines of thought entirely removed from
any reference to Mr. Rlcheson's case.
Ho was complimented after tho ser
vlco on his handling of the delicate
situation. It was the expressed opin?
ion of Thomas M. Rumney. chairman
of the finance committee, to-day that
Mr. Richeson should resign, and the
church be relieved of notoriety. "We
do not presuppose that Mr. Richeson
Is guilty," said Mr. Rumney. "but In?
nocent or guilty, his resignation should
be forthcoming, in my opinion, as his
continued connection with the church
only embarrasses both him and the
Mr. Rumney reiterated an intention
to call upon Mr. Richeson at the jail
for the purpose of urging him to
The opinion that Mr. Richeson will
not resign his pastorate or Issue any
statement to the public or to his par?
ishioners, was expressed by his coun?
sel. Philip R. Dunbar, to-day. Mr.
Dunbar said he has advised the min?
ister to make no statement of a"hy
kind, and further that he would advise
against Mr. Richeson hanging In his
The attendants at the. Charles Street
jail maintained extreme reserve to-day
?s to how Mr. Ricfteson had passed
the day- It could not be learned
whether ho had attended divine ser?
vices In the prison chapel or not. No
one was permitted To visit the pris?
Miss L V. Richeson, a sister of the
Imprisoned .-lergym.m, arrived here
last I. ith'. from Saranac Lake,
N. Y.i where she has been engaged an
a hospital nurse. She expressed com
?Icte confidence <n her brother's Inno
?fnof. It was her earnest wish, nat?
urally, to see him at tho oarllsst po?
siblo moment, hut she found the prison
regulations too strict to overcome to?
day. Miss Richeson Is understood to
be a guest at the Rrookllne home of
R. Gram Edmonds, tho father of Miss
Violet Kdman-ls, who was; to have been j
married to Mr. Richeson Octobar 31.
It was at the Edmands home. In the
fashionable. Chestnut Hill district of
I Stfookline, that Rlch&jon was tak??