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TUB DISPATCH FOUNDED UM.
TII13 TIMES FOUNDED 1S8S.
WHOLE NUMBER 18,991, RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, MAY 20 1912.
THE WEATHER TO-DiY-PAIR. PRICE TWO CENTS,
Richmond Man, Fearing
Arrest, Commits Sui?
cide in Chicago.
* IN LOS ANGELES
Brother Goes West to Claim
Body and to Investigate Po?
lice Charge That He Was
Being Traced for Atro?
cious Crime ? Family
Won't Believe Report.
IK'causj of the mystery which still
surrounds the case, t-.<? mother, broth?
ers and slaters of Calthlas C. Dillon,
the Richmond man said to be the
slayer <>f :i young woman In a vacant
luingalow in l..,s KngeVts, Cai . who
was lt.il- ,i ., passenger train !n
Chicago, rcfu .. to bcliev-e published
reports of the charge against him.
?TW- n Dillon, ; brother of the dead
tnan. loft yesterday afternoon for Chi?
cago to InVK-stlgate tho i-ase and re.
turn with lit. bod:
Tin Ijou Angeles murder took p'.ace
on May 7. and since that tlm?. hau
cre?ted a sensation along th<? Pacific
rr..,y\ Deep mystery surrounded the
case. The Identity .>f tb- dJad woman
was never eat&bllsfhcd, but the CaJl
fornla police received information
nrhich led them believe that 'he
came f r -,tii l rhli .1 go.
I.iff! Ilrrr Five Year* \t?.
Dillon, who wa- thirty-five years old.
?n electrician, left Richmond about
five yea.ru n?o. Ac ord rig to a state?
ment made yesterday by hi* brofheT,
Orover C. I'illon, of 813 Soutih Meadow
Street, he was a wandemr, and ahdit
'??n days aJTO he was h -ard fr?.rn In
folorado. However, lie !.? believed to
have rper.t most of hin rime in Chi?
cago, where his wlft lives
TVsIdcH hils mother. Mrs. Sar.V.-i P
billon, ,.f 1703 West Main Street. Dil?
lon le.wes the fol!o-w!r,c brothers and
t ters: .F"h:> Dillon. Oro'ver C, Dillon,
Mr# C. E. fharkf, Mrs. l.ul.i Ploardot,
1 Mh of Chesterfield ?? Mrs. P. tl.
faJwler Mr-. Frank Myers. ..f 28 North
,jt::: ,.?ri- Street, and Otis D.llon.
T ? flrtH nowi o! I !- tr Iglc dea.t"t
< rnc-slved here Paturdov by the
family In a telegram from his cousin.
Duvld Churchill, of <-h...-:igo
Story from <hlcam>.
.. following dispatch was sent out
last t.-K- t from 1 rhlcago:
Chicago, Kl. May ?Mute testl
:-A ,-A of bloody tinner prints, blood
Stains .obliterated laun-lry marks1, pos?
ts irds and canceled railroad rhe.r.ks
lifts, a Ording to the police, effectu?
ally proved C, C Dillon, who met
.1- ith on Saturday beneath the wheels
? f 1 Chic u'. ui i Northwestern train,
to <?' the perpetrator "f a murder that
had baffled tlx police of two cities
Beyond a doubt, '.t Is asserted. Dillo-a
! . ..; ti e woman whose body 's as >???
unidentified to the vacant houso at 416?.
Arlington Stroot, Loj Angeles, and
t :.? re hi it her to death.
That the 'le:ui woman Is n"t Mrs.
B( isle Jones, of Norfolk. Vs., has been
. luslvely shown The rtr-t theory
of the police that t.:e murdered woman
wo? ih'- one wi ? (a supposed to have
posed as the wife of Dillon at a room
lug houso it 1621 Evanston Avenue
was proved false when C G. Kiser,
Chief of Police of Norfolk. wired that
Bessie r.? s. the woman in question)
is alive and living in Berkley, 1 s.uburt*
Not Norfolk Woman.
When ti e contradiction of the theory
that Bossli Jones was the victim of
Dillon's murderous hand reached tho
po 1 e Jt was declared that the woman
might have been Bessie Howard, of
Norfolk, hut liter to-day Chief KJser
telegraphed that Bessie Jones and
Bessie Howard arc- the same person
. iid that Mrs. .fones also, upon occaslen.
used the name of Bessie Vocglcr. She'
la at present living at 211 Stafford
(Street, ;r. Berkley, Va. ^
.Search of the Dillon home at 5120
Evanston Avenue revealed a new grip,
from the end of which Ihr;? Initials,
presumed by the police to be "C. C. D.."
had been scraped off. The interior of
the Kiip was smeared with blood stains,
in.irks made by bloody fingers, and in
one place was on immense dark blotch,'
apparently made by add, which had
been used to remove blood stains. AI
microscopic examination revelled fin?
ger prints, which may he of use in Tur?
ner unraveling the mystery, in the
room wero also found several pieces
of laundry from which all marks had
been obliterated or torn off. A collar
had been turned inside, out and worn
thai way in order that no mark on it
might be found.
By means of canceled railroad
cheeks, stubs of transcontinental tick?
ets, it was proved that Dillon had been
In Los Angeles and that he had re
turnc-d just after the. murder was com-*
mltted. According to the police of Los
Angeles. Dillon killed his victim on
Mac 7 and left tho city May S. Ho
reached Chicago May 12. His rout$
across the country has been traced by
means of the ticket stubs, to which he
signed his name, the wilting on which,
Is Identical with that of .several postal
Certain of Beln^ Caught,
It is the theory of the police that
Dillon 1.-anted that the clues which
would discover the murderer of tho
woman in Los Angeles were slowly
biit certainly pointing in his direction
nid determined to end his own life,
tnd that his death on the Northwest
em tracks was the result of their
1 losing in on his trail. Tills theory,
it. Is maintained, is substantiated by
the finding of a stamped and address
?d envelope containing .1 blank pleco
of paper on which Dillon had Intend?
ed to write to his cousin, confessing
ill and telling of his Intended death.
The envelope was addressed to David
Churchill, of 1114 Sheridan Road,
win re Mrs. Dillon Is now stopping,
Why it wan never sent Is not known,
unless Dillon, walking along the
t racks on Ills return f rom Wllmet te, re
KoHc-d to end everything, and In a sud?
den fit of desperation cast himself
(Continued an. bcc.-nd_Page). "' '
Committee Denounces It
as Dangerous to Hu?
UNDER ITS SWAY
Committee Appointed at Last
Presbyterian Assembly Ready
to Make Public Its Findings.
Minority Report Says
Church Should Refrain
rSpeclal to The Times-Dispatch.]
Bristol. Va? May 1 r>.?Thin week will
bo filled with tho consideration and
transactio nof business of importance
to the General Assembly of the South?
ern Presbyterian Church. It is the
opinion of nome of the commlEBloners
that various reports to be presented,
to tho body are of ouch Importance
and will necessitate discussion and
debate of such length that the assem?
bly will not be Bible to dissolve be?
fore Saturday, and possibly not before
the llrst of next week, but as a rule
nine days give sufficient ttmo to com?
plete this work.
A large part of the report of the
permanent committee of systematic
beneficent e is yet to be considered, ln
< ludlnK a number of important recom?
mendations, some of which may pro?
voke discussion, but no debate a'm
ilar to that of Saturday morning Is
Among the recommendationH of m'n
lxters to serve on committees that will
be made In this report are two of
Richmond?Rev. 1>. Clay Lilly, the first
name to appear on the executive com?
mittee of Silt-bath school extension
and publication, and Rev. Walter L.
Llngle. R B. Magill, also of Richmond,
will be nominated to succeed himself
a? secretary of this committee.
The- reports of several ad Interim
committees to be submitted this week
will he of special importance. One of
these, that on marr'agc and divorce,
will be taken up for consideration us
the "special order" for in:.10 o'clock
Monday morning. The minor'ty re?
port presented by certain members
Of that committee will be considered
In connection with the majority report,
and is much longer than the latter,
ltrport on HoiuaulBm.
Tho report of the ad Interim com?
mittee, on Romanism Is waited with
f-peclal Interest. It is probable that
It will tie, presented on Monday or
Tuesday. This committie was ap?
pointed by the assembly of 1911, fol?
lowing these resolutions, which were
offered to that assembly:
? Resolved, That the General Assem?
bly views with seriou? concern the
growth and pernicious activity of that
powerful politico-religious organiza?
tion known as the Roman ?'atholtc
Church, which is and always has been
a menace, or a blight to the civil and
religious liberty of every country
where It has obtained a foothold; that
it views with serious concern the
apathy of all public men concerning
this menace, the c\ ident disposition on
the part of the general government
to grant special favors to this organi?
zation and the ominous silence of the
public press concerning any adverse
criticism of this body, and at the same
time a readiness freely to advertise
nil that is of Interest to this so-called
"I. That this assembly shall appoint
an ad interim committee of five merr.
?bers. which shall innuire concerning
tho -whole matter and report to the
next assembly some practical method
of advising our whole people concern?
ing the. dangers 'nvoived in tho above
facts, and. If in their Judgment, it is
wise to Invite the Influence and co?
operation of other Protestant bodies
In this work."
It Is known that tho report which
the ad interim committee will present
will be lengthy, and will deal with th?
subject of Romanif-n under the fol?
1. That the Roman Catholic Church
Is a politico-religious organization, as
the cx-ca.thedra or official teadhing
of the Pnpscy itself makes clear.
-. That tn's politico-religious organi?
zation is a nvnare to human liberty.
Z. \\'ha.t practical measures should
the church take in view of this menace,
to human liherty, and under a fourth
division in the report the committee
will submit several recommendations.
Dot* Rome Control l'ressf
TTndVr the sufbhead that "Roma is
endeavoring to rapture the secular
press of the country," the report will
"Many secular newspapers, particu?
larly In th? great eltio? wh-rein Ro?
manism Is In the majority, are owned
by the Roman Catholics, these owners,
as loyal to their church, publish noth?
ing which the church would have pro
(Continued on Second Page)
Be About Normal
Washington, May 10.?Tempera?
ture near or nliove the normal will
prevail |n the Southern .State* and
generally throughout (he Western
district* during tho coming neck,
according to the weekly bulletin nf
the Wenthcr Ilurenti, Issued to?
"Cool weather trill prevail,'' the
bulletin continues, "the firm half
of the week |n the Northern States
east of the Rocky Mountnln?, hut
It will give way to warmer weather
In this region about Wednesday.
"The weather over the country
during the week will he generally
fair, except that It will he unset?
tled, with probably local nbonrn
und thunder storm* the flrnf bnlf
of the week In the Vorthern State?,
a* a re*ult of the eastward move?
ment of n disturbance that |* now
forming |n the for West. Xo gen?
eral ?torni area villi eres* thr coun?
try during the week."
Taft Expects Him to
President Gives Out Statement
Which Is an Intensely Bitter I
and Scathing Denunciation of
on His Defeat.
Cincinnati, Ohio. May 19.?In a most
lilttcr and scathing denunciation of
, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, President
Taft to-n'ght declared that the "cer?
tainty f his defeat for the Republi?
can nomination must be b source of
profound congratulation to all pa
trtotlc. citizens." declared that his pre?
decessor in the White House would
: wreck the Republican party if he Is
i not chosen by the Republican National
'. Convention, and compared Mr. Roosc
: veil to Louis XIV. of Trance, who said
."the state. I am It." The attack was
In the form of a statement.
' "On Thursday last," snys the Pres?
ident, "I gave a statement to the press.
: In which 1 said that with 620 Taft
; delegates s.oi elected to the conven
I Hon. and WjRh the Immediate, prospect
? of the election of enough to exceed
I the necessary 540. the success of the
j cause of constitutional government
I seemed assured. The aelcgates select
ed since that time have conllrnied this ;
Would Work Itter Ruin.
j "Mr. Roosevelt's speech at Cleveland
shows him In such a light that the ccr
| talnty of his detent f'.r the lUpublt
] can nomination must be a source of
profound congratulation to all patrio?
tic citizens, who ran now see the ut
I tor ruin that he would nave made of
the party if nominated, and the grtat .
danger to which the country would
have been exposed had there been any
' chance of his election to a third term,
i "Mr. Roosevelt says that he is the
j Republican pary, and that if the Re
! publican National Committee, in pass
' Ing on the credentials of delegates for
I the preliminary roll in the conven?
tion, shall hold to be unfounded his
many flimsy pretexts he will decline
to abtde by the judgment of those hav?
"The Inference from this Is that he
will bolt tho convention because a
duly constituted Republican National
Committee shall, after a Judicial in?
vestigation, refuse to sent his contest?
ing delegates. If his edict is to be
heeded, then the holding of ny con?
vention at all is perfunctory ??nd ?u
"The nrogance of his statement that
he Is the Republican party. un-I that
failure to comply with his views and
wishes puts those doing so In the atti
t tudo of belters, finds no parallel In his
; tory save In the famous words of Louis
? XIV.: The state?I am It.' It is cn a
par with I1I3 declaration that l typify
iind embody' the progressive sentiment
of the age.
"With < learlv traceable premedita?
tion he prooccted contests without the
.-lightest reason therefor. In many
cases weeks after the regular conven?
tions had been held, merely to makl a
basis for u camuaign of bluff and blus?
ter. Now he threatens that unless this
campaign thus carried on Is to be rec?
ognized as successful, and unless hon?
estly elected delegates shall be thrown
out in sufficient nunibeis to glvo him a
majority, ho will break from the party
and try to ruin that which he cannot
tils Claim forfeited.
\ "I appeal to all Republicans to say
j whether a man who assumes this atti
I tudo does not forfeit his --lalni to any
right to become a candidate in a Re?
publican convention. Honored with
the nomination to the presidency by
that party, and with the sacrc 1 obliga?
tions resting upon him to be loyal to
Its organization, to respect tile rules,
governing its national convention and
to recognize the authority of ihe com?
mittees duly appointed under Us tra-,
dltlon8l policy, he flouts in idvai.-c
all these and announces that unless he
Is to be nominated the interest of the
party and the Interest of Its members
are to be sacrificed, and only Iiis seltlshj
ambition Is to be consulted. It cannot
bo that Republican will countenance
such a breach of party fealty, such
treason to the party's constituted gov?
ernment and such defiance of the will
of Its majority.
"Mr. Roosevelt reiterates the un
I founded statement that I held confer?
ences wttli him or in the Cabinet con?
cerning the treat men l of the steel trust
and of the harvester trust. So clj?rly
have 1 mid''- the proof that those ques?
tions were completely disposed of whUo
I was out of the country and that
therefore I could have had no part in
any conference on the subject that I
diii not think It necessary to refer to;
the matter again. Mr Roosc Volt's
statements in this regard are mete as?
sertions, without reference to r?rord
or contemporary memorandum. Mint?
were based on both.
"Mr. Roosevelt says that Mr. ban
I Hanna's Indictment for rebates was for
!a mere technical violation of th? law
[ and Involved no moral delinquency.
The fart Is that the discontinuance of
the criminal proceedings against Mr.
Hanns was part of fl settlement In
which the companies reprcs-sited by Mr.
Manna paid $113,000 of tines. This
would seem more- than mere technical
violation of the law.
(tueatto&M .Not Answered.
"Mr. Roosevelt lias not seen tit to
answa'r the question whether, if he is
nominated and elected, he will discon?
tinue the steel trust suit and the har?
vester trust suit, nor has he answered
the question whether h.- will accept a
President Taft spent n quiet day Irr
Cincinnati, lie wem io church in thu
morniu?r and this afternoon lunched
.with Mrs. Anderson, . ,-t-t.-. ol Mrs.
Taft, and took a motor ride.
To-morrow the President will leave
j^Contluued oa Second Page)
Claude Swanson Allen's
Trial Not Likely to
STORY OF JUDGE
Evidence Against Son of Con?
victed Outlaw Leader Will
Quickly Send Him to Elec?
tric Chair?Trial Begins
in Wytheville Court
BY ALEXANDER PORWARO. !
Wytheville, Va.. May U'?On the ov?
of the trial of Claude Swanson Allen
for the murder of Judg< Thornton 1
Masslc in the" HlllSVllle tragedy n'
March 1 i. the attorneys for the prose?
cution assert with confidence that it a
will be more quickly convicted thin
was his father. Floyd Allen. More di?
rect evidence, they say. Is available
against the twcnty-two-ycar-old boy. I
rather and son. they expect, will goi
to the electric chair for their pari In
the Carroll courthouse murders. It
may be that they will suffer the dco-tu
penalty in the same day.
"Are they going to kiil all my peo?
ple," sobbtd Mrs. Floyd Allen as she
said good-by to her husband and two
sons, after the former's conviction, and '
went back to her desolate home in Car?
roll. It may be that her elder son.'
Victor, will be spared for a term In
Molen .tiny Convict Hin,
It is belief of the Commonwealth
that ;i verdict of murder In the llrst
degree against Claude Allen can be
secured front the evidence of Judge
D. W. Bokn. of Carroll, corroborated
in details by many witnesses, Judge
Bolen's testimony Is clear and positive I
Hv Bald in the Floyd Allen uas? tlv*'
he saw Claude Allen Are the nrst shot
In the direction of Judge Massle, then,
turning, he saw the Hut lly from the
judges shoulder, where lodged the
ball, t that caused his death. Judge'
Bolen left the impression that nis
statement affords no room for doubt.
He actually saw the fatal shot Itred.
The defense's theory will be that
Judge Bolen la mistaken, and it win be
backed up by the dying declaration of
Judge Massli?"Sidna Alien shot me,"
Tue .Stale's attorneys Will take Judg:
Bonn's statement that, when shot by
? Maude Allen. Judge Mas-tie shivered
and turned :n th- Jirection Whence
th- bullet came, and at that moment
.-moth, r shot ran*? out trom th.- same
quarter. This contention Is t*".at Judge
Massle yaw Sidna Allen lire the second
shot and blame,l him for his murder.
On-- hundred men will appear to?
morrow in response to the summons
Of the court as veniremen I it thj? sec.
ond trial In spite of the difficulties
attendant on securing the llrst jury,
the Comimonwealbh'ti lawyers fc*l that
another can be impaneled without
much di.-lay. Proba/oly some of tho
searching and hair-splitting queries
iJormerly asked will be omitted.
I Some qf the witnesses who appeared
at the Floyd Allen trial hnv-> not been
summoned this tlm?, and it Is believed
t*e second hearing will not be pro?
longed.' rtcpet-ltldn will he largely!
I .avoided. Man> joints of law have
now he'n settled, and there will not
be so much speech-making.
Floyd Mien suffering.
Floyd Allen Is r.ot well, and has
not been dressed since hl? conviction.
ITe compiains of rheumatism; and lies
on his cot In his cell, hut he 13 fairly
cheerful and eats well. Nblther he nor
any other prisoner will discuss the
((if nor the oonwlotlon of Floyd Al
'lcn. and the guards h*ar nothing,
j Sldna Edwards Is better, and no
1 longi'r complains of his eyes. The
remaining prisoners are quite will.
I Claude Allen will g"> to th.? witness
.stand In his own defense, and will
again claim trat he fired only at I)e\.
' ter Goad "because he was shooting at
! Attorneys Wysor snd Draper, for the
-inoscfcutinn, oami* up from Pulsskl
this afternoon h.v automobile. Th.
typewritten record in Floyd Allen's
case, comprising 1,672 pages, way de?
livered 10 them to-night.
Two Persona nre Killed nud Sixty
Seattle. Wash. MaY 1?. ? Two per?
sons wer.? drowned and sixty were |n
jjured to-day. when a portable gang?
way on the Ptlgel Sound excursion
Steamer Flyer collapsed.
Whale Lassoed by
Xett inrk, May IP.? * whale ("cut?
I feet long nud weighing about two
j i. ma lassoed ollf Itockgnn,
lleneh, I- I,, near the Ave me l.lfr
Snvlng Station, to-day by John
Ehrhardt, n ynuug irinn who unit
rlHltlnK the life-savers. It was n
new record In tbc nnnaln of ocen
slonal ?billing along the I.one
The mounter vins -.luh (cd enrly
j In tbe day, evidently trying to free
ItHcIf from n depreHKlon In the
Mind, having rrniieil a small bur
I In pursuit of n school of Hub.
Ehrhardt. who "nld ho had
punched cuttle In tbe West, ini
! ' provlsed n lasso und with n nent
rnM dropped the nooac nt,cr (ho
mammal's thrashing tall. Notwith?
standing the monster's Mtruggle.
I tin- roue held hlni cnlitlvr nftcr It
bad been firmly Heil to n pile. \H
the tide ebbed, tile vthnle KHK|iril
Km life away, and nil nffcrnoon Ii
Iny n* nn object of grenl curiosity
to bench ?trolle r*.
Trial for Life Begins To-Day
CLAUDE SWAN SOX AI,LBN
Hi TO SUICIDE
German Nobleman Mad Lost
"Finest Woman in the
DRINK WAS THE CAUSE
Gazing on Picture of- Former
Fiancee, Von Armentlial
Chicago, III., May in.?Henry Puck
von Armentlial, member of the German
nobility end large land owner In Ore?
gon. Washington and Idaho, shot andj
j killed himself to-day. Hotel attache*
who found the body In his room discov?
ered a revolver in one hand and a pho- j
tograph of Mrs. Francas Rosenblatt,
niece of th.- late Nelson Morris, million- |
alre packer, in the other.
! Von Armenthal left a note in whKh
I he -,iid that his despondency ivaa due
to drink and the fact that he liad los,
"tha finest woman in the world" I?
Icaiiso of his drinking, lie also direct?
ed that his lawyer in Seattle und his
older brother, Philip Spruck, Baron
I Somms Sanbnch von Armcnthal, of ties.
I sen-Darmstadt, Oern\any, should dis?
pose of his large estate.
The romance terminated by von Ar
meiithai'a depth Is snld to have orlgt
I nated at a Los Angeles hutel two years
I ago. Attorney Walter Vi. Jones, of
I Chicago, identified Mrs. Rosenblatt's
picture and told the police of von Ar
I m-nUiil's love for her. Mrs. Rosen?
blatt for a number of years resided in
New York, where her late husband,
Benjamin Rosenblatt, was a wealth;.!
I leather manufacturer,
j Attorney .lones said that ven Armen
| thai and Mrs. Rosenblatt became en
; gaged shortly after their first meeting
I in Los Angeles.
; "The wedding date was set for last
I June," hald Mr. .lones. "and von Armen
, thai had arranged to present .Mis. Ro?
senblatt with $50,000 as a w .tiding
gift. Then came, trouble because of
von Armenthal'H drinking, anil the
match was broken.
"Later there was n partial reconcil?
iation, and von Armenthal accompani ?'
.Mis. Rosenblatt on a trip t' Atlanta.
I to visit her sou there. This was
Ith - last trip he made with her. how
lever. II? relumed from Atlanta about
I three we-.ks ago, nnel from that time
I until his death drunk heavily. It was
reported that !>.? and Mrs. Rosenblatt
t hud hrult> u again.
"Von Armentlial and Mrs. Rosenblatt
sp<int a night with me. and my wife
und 1 attempted to effect a reconcilia?
tion, but without result. Von Armen
; thai then told Mrs. Rosenblatt that he
i would kill himself.''
I Although she is believed to be in
Chicago, Mrs. Rosenblatt cojld not i?.
! found by newspaper men to-night.
! They Ucllver Lay Sernioun lu Churches
I of Dallas.
Dallas. Tex.. May 19.?To-night 2,100
advertising men had registered hero
, to attend the ninth annual convention
Of the Associated Advertising ClUbf.
of America, which commences Monday
morning. The attendance Is expected!
, to reach S.?0n.
Six prominent advertising men oc-|
i cupted pulpits In that number of
I Dallas churches this inotnlng. deliver-!
! ing lay sermons on advertising themes.,
j as considered from a religions stand-1
point. The keynote of ;,:1 these utter- j
|ar.c(s was InMtcnco upon truthful ad-j
\ i ri islng.
j After ,i three days' business session,;
the Visitors WlJI be taken in sperlali
trains for a tour Of the Slate.
DKMOt RATIO CONVENTION,; NORFOLK.
Use C. & O. Kait Trains?f,???<.?? ftlohmond
3:00 A. M, and I:HI 1*. M V- IS round iriu.
I Special couches for delegate* May 12.
SO IS JOHNSON
Botli Sides Stand "Pat" and
There Will Be Xo Game
CONFERENCE IS CALLED
New Players May Be Secured
lo Take Places on Detroit
Detroit Players Wanted
in United States League
Mil-Tanker. WIs.. "lay ll>?A MH
waiikec syndicate to-nlKht -wired
11..- ?triklnix Dftmll hunehnll team,
hendrd hj "T.v" C?bbj nnklnc tile
tram t? xrt ? price .in their ner?
vier*. The H.vndlcntr wlnhej, to en?
ter n trnm In the new I nlteil Stute?
l.encne. having bnd nn option on n
frnnehl.se xlnec the league was
j Philadelphia. Pa.. May 19,? There will
i>e no same at the local American
league grounds to-morrow between tiio
Philadelphia and Detroit teams. This
I conclusion was reached lato to-night
I ui a conference between President
I Johnson, of the American league;
Presidi n't Khlhe and Manager Mitck, of
the Athletics, after it became apparent
that President Na-vln, of tho Detroit
club, would not arrive in this city In
tlma to sdjust matters with his players
who have refused to play hall until T.v
Cobb i? reinstated.
President Johns u to-night Issued n
call for a meeting of lite American
league presidents in this city on Tuea
jday. lie said the call was Issujd for
j the purpose of devising means of '"se
curing players to take the places of
Hie men who have broken their con?
tracts with the Detroit club."
I President Johnson refused to make
any statement tylth reference to the
Striking play.-rs previous to the arrival
[of President Xavin. Th.- latter had not
r.ai hied the cit) up to n late hour to
Commenting upon the situation, Man?
ager Mack said:
"We haye no desire to ink-- a.Ivan
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Niagara Falls Is
Cheated of Its Prey
Mngnrii Palls, X. 1.. May 1:1_One
of i -e monl ilarloil rescue* In the
hlstor;. of Slogan* : mi. tins ef?
fected (o-dii) h.? trim Kevorkian,
nn Armenian of IIiIn elf,, ?tun
traded on; wnlsl deep Into the
rapids n uhnrl distance above the
entnrnri nnd pulled in shore ??Hb a
pike pule Hi,. MBeoiiseloiiH form of
Henry .1. Smith, lift? years of axe,
ot llniTnlo. Kevorkluu was nsxist
rd hy Dnvld fiordon and I'nrk < ou.
stable Thomas Harrington, who
funned n human chain, anrhorltm
the Armenian to (he shore nnd en?
abling him to resist the current,
which nn? eanerlnll.? stroov on nr.
..iii of tin- high water.
Smith was walking nlnpi, tbe
narrow, path skirting the river
nhnut '.do j,.,-, above i Im- fall?, ?? h, u
he aliased hin footing nnd fell lulo
tbe turbulent stream. lie soon be?
came exhausted In his efforts to
reach the ?h?re, und vi on Hunting
With hl? Ii.'m.I under water when
cniighl h> Kevorkian with his pike
pole less than |lll> feet iilmie the
lirlnk. Smith was soon rcnlorrd to
vomsrl.ni-ni ?-. apparently noue tht
worse for his experience.
Murderer of Avis Linnell
Is Resigned to
TENURE OF LIFE
Former Pastor Will Go to Elec?
tric Chair Soon After Midnight
To-Night?He Is Calm and
Does Not Want to
Sleep, but Only
Boston, Mass.. May l'J-"I have made
my peaco -vrlth Qod: I am resigned to
my fate. I wish now to go to my death
as soon as possible?tho quicker tho
These words, spoken by Clarence V.
T. Rlc-hoson. former Baptist minister
and confessed slayer of Avis Linnell,
to the Rev. Herbert K. Johnson, hla
spiritual adviser, to-day. express-ad the
montaJ. condition of tho condemned
man, whose tenure o? life Is now meas?
ured only by hours. There Is much
reason to believe that h-a will go to his
death In the electric, chair shortly af?
ter midnight Monday night.
Reclining on a cot In his death cell,
Rlchcson talked long ?nd earnestly
with Mr. Johnson and tho prison chap?
lain, the Rev. Herbert W. Stebblns.
"I do not want to sleep. I have so
llttlo time to live and so much I want
to any that I must talk, talk," he said.
Part of the conversation was of med?
itative and religious imturo and part
was reminiscent. The prisoner raviewed
countless Incidents of his boyhood In
j Virginia and his collego days at Lib?
At the Final Hour.
When the hour of execution arrives.
Mr. Johnson, as his spiritual adviser,
will precede him In the. short walk to
the electric chair. Thrco physicians,
the prison doctor, tho county medical
examiner and tho surgeon-general of
tho Commonwealth, will attend as thu
legal witnesses. The. prison chap?
lain also Is entitled to attend. Reside',
there may be three witnesses designat?
ed by the warden. An appeal having
been made to Governor I- oss by press
associations for representation, |h'J
warden decided to accede to the wishes
of the Governor, and probably will
name as the three other witnesses rep?
resentatives of three prc.su oi?ant^tt
Late yesterday it was learned that
Richeson had requested that Iiis coun?
sel, William A. Morse, be present, but
the warden was compelled to deny tho
request, as all the witnesses permitted
by law had been arranged for.
Surgeons and medical societies, eager
to gain some knowledge from the post?
mortem examination of the unusual
subject, have applied for tho brain
and spinal cord of the victim of the
death chair, but these will all be re?
Richeson was deeply pleased to-day
whi n told that his father had prom?
ised his body should tte beside that
of his mother in the family lot in Vir?
Between Chaplain Stebblns and tho
! Rev. Mr Johnson. Richeson lias not
I been without a religious adviser at
any time since he received on Friday
I tile announcement that there was no
j hope of his esc aping tho electric chilr.
' To-day Mr. Johnson and Richeson had
j a long and earnest talk on religious
matters When nsked what passage Vt
' the Bible pleased him most. Riehes?..?
recited the Twenty ? t bird Psulm.
"After reciting the psalm," Mid Mr.
I Johnson, "Richeson gave a most leeaa
I tiful exposition of it. applying the
I truths ot it to his own exporl?nce?, and
Ills own life."
IIIn i.rentes* Comfort).
But the greatest comfort the con?
demned .man found, according to Mr.
Johnson, was the seventeenth wrsu of
lite tWentyjkecohd chapter of Revela?
tion: "And let him that Is athlrst come.
And whosoAver will, let him take the
water of life freely." This pas?ago ho
repeated to himself again and again.
The twelfth verse of the Twenty-sev?
enth I'sa'tin he frequently repeated, ap?
parently believing that it might ippro
! prlately apply to his case: "Deliver mo
I not over unto the v. II'. of mine chu
!inlrs; for false witnesses .-.re risen up
against me. and such as breathe put
! "Richeson is a man of great talent."
said Mr. Johnson, after leaving tho
death cell "He talked ?t length of
the great spiritual truths Which reli?
gion holds and which have oecn rs
veuled unto men. iL- is in a calm
frame of mind, and t foci that he will
njeei death courageously ami like a
Christian man. lie has made his peace
with God. und he wishes now. he says,
to go to ills execution as sJOn as pos?
After visiting Richeson to-day. Dr.
MacLaughlln. tho prison physician,
said that he found the condemned man
In a satisfactory :ondltlon. "Me is
ealm and resigned and is resting eas?
ily." said the doctor.
The crowds of curiosity seekers out?
side the prison gate became so largo
to the prison yard had to bo closed to
rpecial duty until aft r the execution
were kept busy enforcing their com?
mands to move on." The outer gates
to the prison yard had to bee losed to
keep the crowd from encroaching upon
the prison premises.
Douglas R.- . son. ( Chicago, a bro?
ther of the condemned man. has ar?
rived in Boston planned t" visit
the death haose during the evening.
Rlchesoii's j oiinsel, William A. Morse,
was a visitor .'luring thl afternoon. '
Douglas Richeson, who came hero
from Chicago to tako euro of his
brother's body, said to-'night that be
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