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?S?m??"* WHOLE NUMBER 19,003. RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY. JUNE 1, 1912. ?e weather to-day-fair. PRICE TWO CENTS.
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Two More Addresses;
Before Jury Takes
ARE IN PROGRESS
State Sums Up Its Evidence, and
Prisoner Is Bitterly Arraigned,
While Defense's Lawyers
Argue That He Shot to De?
fend His Father?Mother
and Fiancee in Court.
(Special From a Staff Corretpondent )
Wythevllle. Va.. May 31._-Hcr largo
blue eye? nhintng mistily through
burning tears, the little ?IM III black
Who haB Mood loyally by her lover
In his supremo old-. .1 faxed beseech?
ingly toward the Jury this evening that
is trying Claude Swan.'on Allen for
the murder of Judge Thornton Ii Moa?
bit: In Hlllayll.e 'aat March; and when
In the cIoho of his eloquent plea for
the lifo of bis client, , Judge N. ft.
Halrston lauded her faith and her
loyalty, Mi?v Nellie NVIsler oroke down
la unrestrained weeping and sought
tho seclusion of her veil and handker
Many eyes lu that courtroom mois?
tened at the words and At the sight:
attorneys sitting beside tie prisoner,
his mother and the girl, who was to
have been his wife, covered their eyes
to hide their emotions.
Only the jury, the judge and op?
posing lawyers of all concorned direct?
ly lu the case remained outwardly un
Th? defendant, with suspiciously be
dltuined eye*, stared blankly out ft
ln? oncrceplng shadows that were cur?
taining the glories of a perfect Mai"
Beginning of Mnil.
It was the beglrnlng of the end.
15' r<>rp another sun should set Clauae
Allen would know ivhn the hand of
late held for him. All Jay long. Bin >i
lii^f-past 111 t,hb- morning, men trained
In Lhti law argued lor and ???gainst his
Jife, and tu-nignt the legal contest con?
tinued until a late hour. i
To-morrow two more addresses to
the Jury, on- by 11. II. Willis, bio chief
counsel, and the last by Joseph
Wys?r, chief of the p'osec-itlon. will
be made. Then will t.ie twelve men of
W/th? fu? d> Hvt rf. ce make between
tW ?- iiiil.ej':.t. . i.'.t.'. . '.'I'^ln'.a ' .\n'l
Claude Allen, the pr'soner at the bar
.Six lawyers spoke to the Jury dur
tng the day. end one to-night.
.lohn S. Draper began the first or
guments of the day fo: the Common?
wealth at 10:30 o'clock, and was fol?
lowed by C. Fiancla Cocke, for the
defense, and Stuart Campbell) Com?
monwealth's attorney of Wythe coun?
After the dinner adjournment. Judge
W. K Ugleaby took up the hurden for
the deTinse. and was succeeded by S.
Floyd Landreth, Con.raonwealth's at?
torney of Carroll county, for lue pios
ecutlon, and Judge N. II. Halrston, for
Summed up briefly, the prcttecutlon
devoted its efforts to-day to augment
Its theory of lOnfplracy and In pre
penting for review the evidente that
it had adduced to support that theory.
Claude Allen, the Commonwealth's law?
yers contended, should be convicted of
llrst degree murder because he had
aided and abetted wilfully his father in
committing a crime that has sent him
on his way to the death chair.
Shoe to Defend Father.
The defenses lawyers argued that
Claude shot merely to defend his: fa?
ther; that he was wholly innocent of
any malice toward Judge Massle or
uny other court officers; that he was
guiltless of any intent to kill Judge
Massle when he fired at Clerk Dexter
Coad. whom I;,- thought was tri Ing
to snoot als father.
Judge llairston's address was the
most Impressive of any that had bren :
male thus far. and he brought out all
the points of the defense in convincing!
fashion^ He departed widely from his
methods In Floyd Aliens trial and!
confined h*mse|f to discussing the'
actual evidence In hand instea 1 of
bringing Inconsequentbala into the'
Mr. Landreth repeated Ins former
eloquent speech, and held the close'
uitentlon Of the Jury while- he ex- j
'founded<i the points of evidence upon
Which the Commonwealth bases its
claims for a llrst degree murder
To-night Mr. Poage again summed
up In orderly manner the contentions
01 the prosecution anil seemed to leave i
Htlle for his colleague, Mr. Wyn?r? '
t- touch upon whfn he shall close for i
The morning's session to-day be
gan with an effort on the f.jsrt <-f the
defense to re-establish the credibility
of Daniel Thomas in the minis of the
jury. Thia procedure wan In answer
to the Commonwealth's attempt to Im?
peach It's testimony when he had
stated he saw or heard the llrst shot
tired In the courtroom March 14, come
from near the clerk's desk.
Judge D. W. Holen, Walter Tipton,
w. II. Sutherland and other men of
more or less local prominence is Hills
v'Ue and its vicinity were brought to
th i witness stand to testify as to
Thomas's reputation for truth SO far
as they know of It.
ONE DEAD, FOURTEEN HURT
Slghtneelng Automobile Skid* and
Turns Over lu New York.
S'W Yioi-k. May 31.?line man was
killed and fourteen persona seriously
Injured early this morning when a
s'ghtseeihg automobil:- skidded and
turned over on t?e Hoffman lioulevard.
in the borough of Queens. Th; dead
man was John Lagan, of New Y/irk.
T.he party was returning from llock
away Beach. Thvlr car was so badly
wrecked that It was loft in the road?
way. The injured, who -were taken to
hospitals in Jamaica, J^. L, Included six
men and -Ight young women.
Academy Hill Pnxnes.
Washington, May 31.?The Hons.] lo^
day paired thi> Military Academy ap?
propriation bill, carrying ?1,034,559, a
decrease o-f 1125,000 from last year.
HOTEL STRIKE GROWS
Total of 4.000 Employes Out und Com*
plete Tie-Up la Threatened.
New York, May 81?The addition or
1 000 strikers to the ranks. bringing
the total to 1.000. and a domonstru
lions marked with disorder on Fifln
Avenue, were to-night's features of the
effort of the new International Hotel
Onion to enforce the wishes of the
organization and to obtain Increase*
In wages arid improvements in work?
ing conditions for employes in the
kitchens and dining rooms of tie
thousands of Now York's rating
The thirty hotels and restaurants
affeated by the strlko successfully con?
cealed their embarrassment In gome
Instances, but In other places tbe din
inn rooms had to be closed and res?
taurant service wad con-.-nt rated in
a single room.
The hotel men. realizing, as they
said, that it had come to "a ahOW
down " wer? busy to-night mtddl'z
Ing an army of substitutes, principally
trom Boston, Philadelphia and other
Rastern cities, an well as* negroes
from Southern winter resorts They
declared they would light to tiie fin
Ifch. even though It hilght l>e nec?
essary to close some of tbe places.
I'nion offl-lnls said, on the Other
band, that they had exhausted only
One-third of their power In this city:
that additions to the ranks were re?
corded hourly: that negotiations were
on looklnir to the .strike of other em?
ployes, and that they expected to
bring about practically a complete tie
up of the hotel m.d restaurant I us'
??e?-s In the city, and If necessary to
extend tin- movement to other places.
The first notable demonstration of
the strike occurred late to-night, when
about 101 married up Fifth Avenue
and hulted in front of Delmonlco'S.
shouting epithets ot the waiter*
there wbo refused 'o join them. Po?
licemen, with vrdgbt sticks drawn,
cowed the mob and It moved along
to other hotels, wber" similar tae
t'cs were med. I??t*r, a maai-tneet
Ing WSs held li nn oport house, where
the vtnge was placarded with fi-ty
"Dante's infe-ne? a kitchen; cooka
are drnnplne d'ad from ?-^?t ntllj
overwork " r?nd on?. "A dollnr fine
for a ?snoll??: cents 5 day to support
a family." was another.
The list of new t.lare? where strikes
were declare,! to-nlrrM was read asd
received with ch'-ers The lt?t 'r.
cluded this Pa-k Avenue, 'he Majes
tlc, the Herald Pomr* th? Hoffbratl
Honse, Moouln's two n!ftc?-s and the
two ftustanoby restaurant,!.
A large number of other place? v.-ere
on tbe list for u strike, but It WS?
deolared that tVe walkouts were held
off until to-morrow.
TOWN SWEPT BY FIRE
Entire iliislnrns District of 13 lack a
burpr. S. t? Wiped Out.
Blaekhburc, S. f.. May 31.?Uire
which started at 3 o'clock this morn?
ing swept the business district of
Hlacksburg and burned the greater
part of the town, with absolutely no
llre-llghtlng fa-'ilitu-s, owners of
buildings and stores1 hto'jd l>> and
Watched their property go up In
A strong wind was blowing, and It
soon berutne evident that tbe entire
business district was doomed. Occu?
pants of store* began moving good*.
? ?lit the tili- inieb mich ra,ild progress
that it was Impossible to ?ave any?
thing of value.
From the side of the street on
which it started the flair- 'timptd to!
the iron City Hotel building. the
biggest structure in the town. In a
few minutes this building wan doomed,
?ml Hie collapsing walls fell into the
Hank of Blacksburg, wrecking the
struct lire. The loss 1? estimated at
1100.000, with about $13,000 Insurance.
MAY BE SOLD AT AUCTION
niuelleld? Sleuiusblp ' ompany In
Going Inder the Hummer.
New Orleans, May .11.?The plant
and assets of the Bluefjelds .Steamship
Company, of New Orleans, probably
will be sold at public auction early in
July, according to a decision reached
by Judge poster in the United sjtates
District Court here late to-day Judge
Foster announced that he would sign
a decree to thin effect in five days
unless he had assurances from Inter
ested parties that the> would put up
a sum sufficient to place the concern
on Its f.-ei. The Bluelields Stesmshtp
Company is engaged In the business of
Importing fruit from Nlcarague. and
operates it fleet Of vessels between this
port and Bluelields. It was placed in
the hands of a receiver about two
v.-.trs ago, and to-day 8 actio nof the
court was prompted directly by hold?
ers of receivers' certificates, amount
ins to about ITS.O'.'O, asking for a sale
ef the proPeny.
JAILED FOR HUSBAND-BEATING
Mrs. Uuhal Believed First SutTrnglst
Thus sentenced In United ISlalea
Blry;ha niton, N. Y., May Si - Mrs.
.Mary Dubai; of this o'ty. is b<lirived
to toe t ? Brst suffragist m the United
tStates to l> given a penitentiary sen?
tence for husbaTtd-beatlng. Shd was
arrt-stexl o.i a warrant obtained by Mr.
Dubai, who complained that in a tit of
rag.? she gave' him a sound beating.
City Judge A ;???><?.?? Hotehkis- found
her guilty, and declared t"hat if womer.
d'ii'red ni n's pre-roc,.2i!ves they should
also have men's punishment whe.t
found guilty of violation of law. He
always dealt * *v-r.->iy with wife-beat
era, he said, and nevordinglv .:-.e sen?
tenced htr to three months in the
Mra. Russell Sage nnd Mm. 13. II. Ilnr
rlmiiu Give Aid to flood Sufferers.
New York. May 31.?Two of the
wealthiest women of New York. Mrs.
Russell Sage and Mrs. 13. H. Harrl
iii in. contributed generously to-day to
Mayor QaynOr's relief fund for the
Southern flood sufferers. Mrs since
sent a check lor $2,500, and Mrs. Ilnr
rlnian gave $1.000. Their offerings
brought tbe total tip t'> $1.510 to-day.
and increased the amount thus far
received to a grand total of $18,776,
SUBMARINES IN MANOEUVRES
.Now Submerge Near Tenders Instead
of Ituiuilng (tut to Sen First.
Newport. H. 1.. May HI ?The sub?
marine flotilla of the Allantie fleet
Is holding important manoeuvres here
this week. A new feature of the pro?
gram Is an older under which the
drill crews no longer run out to sea
and then submerge. Instead, they now
submerge alongside their tenders and
run out to sea under water.
They are often under water for as
long as three hours.
ASKS HEAVY DAMAGES
I.llllan Graham, Show' Girl, Files Kult
New York. May 31.--Lillian Graham,
the show girl, who, with Ethel Con
rud. was acquitted of the charge of
having attempted the life of W. E. P.
Stokes, filed suit against Stokes to?
day asking $100.000 damage for "false
anil malicious prosecution.''
TO VIRGINIA REACH, VIA NORFOLK
AND WESTERN RAILWAY.
Train l-;a,vea Byrd iStroet iStaliion
8:10 A. M. ov,:ry Sunday, carrying s
?through coach to Virginia J3K?a:ch with?
out change. t
Automobile Club De-|
clares Time Has Come
to Check Evil.
Letter Sent to Members by Presi?
dent Palmatory Calls Attention
to Reckless Driving, and
Urges Vigorous Warfare
on Those Who Vio?
Satisfied that the time has come to
cr.il i halt in the reckless operation
uf motor cars, Pjrealdenl .). T. I'auna
tory. of the Itichmon'l Automobile Club,
sent letters yesterday to all members
urging their co-operation in the work
of putting down, tho evil. The aoso
lute contempt shown tho public by a
certain class of driverb has aroused the
indignation of the entire city, an*
owners with iuflusiie,? arc unable those
days to escape the ftili penalty of the
law when haled to court- The Auto?
mobile flub as a wli'olo has taken a
high stand against speeding. Its mem?
bers offered a reward fit 1100 fur thn
arrest and eonvlctlon of driver
who ran down Carl Ruohrmund in
l?roB/l Street some time ago. and !n
o'thoj* ways they have aided the police lu
dealing with constant offenders.
Club Member* Help Toller.
While President Palmatory"s letter is
sent to members of too organisation, It
Is not intended to mean that they are
among the speed demons. On the other
band, they have done their bjst to put
down the tpeedlng evil, and tills com?
munication Is a further reminder that
there Is more work for them to do.
The cluh tracers are severe in their
criticism of the reckless drivers, "who
wilfully and persistently violate the
law? and who fail to observe even tho
primary rules of gentl unanly conduct
In the use of the streets and roads."
Reference is also made t<> the fact that
often women driving along the high?
ways h.iv? been forced Into the diti h
to >s?fipe Injury; -while their distress
was a source of amusement to occu?
pants of the .-.trending automobile.
Dealers who have discussed the situ?
ation have denounced the speeding fcnd
have warned the.r employes against It,
re.illr.lng that an agent who appe.irs con?
stantly in court is likely to Injure his
business. The refusal of Jus-'ee
Criitehfield to impose less than teetn-"..
Im'im fine and the determination of
county magistrates to punish all per
s ms against wheim there is pro-f will
eventually. It is believed, break up the
Time to Break It t'p.
President Palmatory's letter, wr.lch
Is also slcned by Secretary H. (Trim
Perk. Is as follows:
"Xumerous compleints have recently
come to the Richmond Automobile
t'lub of careless and reckless use of
the streets of this city and thi high?
ways of the neighboring counties by
automoblllsts. and the club authorized
this letter mulled to each member ad?
monishing ih? careful and safe use of
the street? and roads, with du; regard
to the rights of other vehicles an-1
?Reckless driving ot machines, with
utter disregard of the rights of others,
brings disrepute to all owners of cars,
agitating a hatred for and prcjudi-e
nsrunst the use Of the road by automo
"Many complaints have come wnere
In women driving upon the roads nave
r>een forced Into the dlteh by reckless
drivers "hogging- the road, and in many
instances fright med horses, driven by
women, were a source of amusement to
the occupants of speeding nia-htne?,
i artlessly driven, in utter disregard Of
t reed to Kxerelse fnre.
"To tha end that the Richmond Au?
tomobile flub, as a elub and as indi?
vidual members of the rlub. may not
be considered as 'road hogs" and vio?
lators of the law or as countenancing
siK-h or as unmindful of the rights Of
others, it Is urged upon you to exer?
cise the utmost care and caution In the
use of the highways, parllcuarly in
passing horse-drawn vehicles, and re?
membering that your rights on the
roads do not exceed the- rights of oth?
ers, and In many Instances are not
equal to other-" rights.
""This letter, ordered by the club.
Intended as an admonition, expresses
the unanimous voice of the members
present at the last meeting of the club
In condemning the practices of some
auto'moblllsts. who wilfully and per?
sistently violate the laws and whu\ail
to observe even the primary rules of
gentlemanly conduct in tne use of the
streets and roads."
" VICTORY FOrTabOR
Hight-Honr Principle In Extended to
< onfrnctM em Government Work.
?Washington. Mav ,1.? Bv the de?
cisive vote of -Ki to 11 the Senate to?
day passed the (louse bill extending
the eight-hour principle to contracts
involving labor on government work.
The principle Involved In the measure
has long been contended fur by the
labor Interests. It provides that
'every contract hereafter adopted for
the government requiring rhe employ
ui- !-.; of laborers or meehanles shall
contain a provision thai no laborer or
mechanic doing any part of the work
contemplated by the contract shall ho
required or permitted to work more
than, eight hours" In one calendar elav."
A penalty of $5 Is imposed for evr^ry
violation of the provision.
MAY SAVE COMMERCE COURT
Senate Committee Vote* to Restore,
Appropriation for Its Maintenance.
Washington. May 31.?The Senate
Committee on Finance to-day voted
to place in the legislative, executive
and Judicial appropriation bill the
appropriation for tho Commerce Court,
eliminated by the House. Tho House
I action was expected to abolish the
court, and the provision Inserted by
tho. Senate committee will precipitate
I a lively right in conference. The
committee also voted to strike from
the bill the provision limiting the
terms of offi-ce of all civil service em?
ployes to five years. Tho bill prob?
ably will be reported to the Senate
EXPLOSIONS S'AKE FRISCO
Four In Business IilMilcl Astound Po?
San Francisco, Cat.. >Iny HI.?Three
heavy explosions ahoi..% the dowa'town
district of San Francisco to-uigbt. The
Brut two were located at Tom Cor?
bett'a pool room and ?aloou, nt Fourth
and Sti'vcnaoo StreoJ ;??? the (bird was
ot Broyera saloon In steveusoo.
Tttm <"?rhctt la a brother of Jnmea
.1. I or belt, and well knuvvu lu sport -
h'S circle* ull over the country dm bet?
ting commissioner in tbe JettTlcs
?lobtiaoa IwaTy ?vclgbl champltiuiittlp
flg'ht at Ueno.
'1 <?(? explosion*, recalling In tbclr
mystery and -violence those v> ui.-|:
wrecked niouy salooi>r. nud pool room*
in < hlrllKU for a ??-.-|,-.? of >rnrn. mm
loiiudrti the Ineal poll 'r depurtiueut.
The l.rst two oct-it-.i-d nn n crowd
swarmed from n me-. lug pleturc aod
vmidrvljlc Hbuiv uerOK't the street from
t'wrbctt'H. Tbe polt'.- in their llrst
survey could Und ?? record ,if any
one beluK Iniuri-d !?? the stamp de.
Stevenson street I? iinrrow, parallel
Iiioj Market, street, tbe main ortery
of tbe city, aud rtincluu Juki behind
tbe Palace Hide: It Ik practically
deserted lifter nightfall.
Later, a fourth explosion wan re?
ported to the police.
No one was hurt in any of explo?
Hol Ii Corhctt'* and IJroyer's are
small wooden house* In the cheap
downtown district Icalbvvn as ??South of
Market Street." .Velthcr ?im occupied
at the lime of the explosions.
\? t'orhett's the bortth bail licet? toss
ed through u windovvpane. br.kcu to
penult lt>. entrance. It lav there eil*
?tince fnini lt? fuse- before nny oue
realised what It won.
At llroyei-'n the bomb ?11? tied to
tbe front dour kno. . In both cases
damaged was conSn-'u ttt breaking of
Windows and sbnkl/.g fouudntIouk al?
VAUGHN IN COUNTY JAIL
Serious Charge Agnltst Former Super.
Inteodent of f ?--pbaunec.
GreenvllK. B- K". May 31.?-T. U.
Vaughn, former suWjrlnbtnderrt of the
South Carolina Oddfellows' Orjihan
age. located nt QPMnvllle. for whose
nrrest a v,"irra.nt wihjj sworn out Wed?
nesday by n-,e hoar<t<"f trustfes charg?
ing him with conimi'.tirg assault upon
: person of one 0? me orphan girls
una!" his car!)' at :h'. time '1 -?> was In
charge of the inMlttUlop, was plii'-d
:. the cotlnty Jail leH.. 1 i-:s afternoon.
Vaughn, who had bt*Hi out of the city
'or several days ani' Isrnorant of ; ie
.?hargej?, that had-, been preferred
against h'rn. rtettirltid t" Gr enville
this al-ternoojj frorfg N'ew-pori News,
Vs.; v-h-r- ho claims "he has been vis?
iting relatives. Upon being Informed
:-, a brother, according M the shcriri.
thaT luch charges h^l b? n preferred
agaln.it ihrrn. Vaughn ,--ot back on the
Tra'n. alighted on lh-- opposite side
and fi d. He was arrested eight miles
from ti'-" *lt>' a'hout . fhree hours after
the ofno*rr. l^arneC of h'.s having
reached hero. He was superint -ndent
of the oi-ohffhage for stwn years, was
assistant' stpeririend^r.t of e large
Sunday stXVd. t-sap of a Sunday
school clas,.' and prominent In all
ohlirch wot It. .
His Arrest i * cr.!t?d a sensation
here. He pro* ts hte inr.ocenoc.
PUSHING A ' ZEH BILL
Apple Growers \ islt vVashlsurton 10
l rKe Its Passage;
(Special to The Times-Dispatch J
Washington. M y .11.?A iarge num?
ber of well-known apple growers from
the section around Winchester canie
to Washington to-day to see If some?
thing could not be done toward se?
curing the passage of the riulzer bill,
providing for a uniform epple barrel
at this session of Congress. Among
tl.cse >n '.'.ie delegation were Harry F.
Byrd, \V. A. Prr.tt. P. S. Guerrant und
W. W. Woolen. They saw Congress?
men Hay and Flood and urged tlia>t
Immediate action be taken.
The Sulzer bill provides that not only
shall there be .1 uniform barrel here?
after, but the size of the apple shall
he clearly and distinctly stamped on
the barrel holding It.
If possible, the bill will be rushed
through at this session of Congress,
although It Is the purpose of Con?
gressman Underwood that appropri'
I tlon bils shall have the right of waV
j over everything else for the pres
TAFT ASKS ACTION
' Want* legislation to Prevent Use of
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
; Washington. May 31. ? Immediate
I legislation to prevent the. promiscuous
! use of habit-forming drugs was urged
I by President Taft in a message trans?
mitted to Congress to-day. The mes?
sage w.-is accompanied by a report
from Secretary of State Knox decUr
I ing that unless action Is taken on
measures now pending in Congress the
? American government may be lustly
accused of being half-hearted In Its
efforts to mitigate or suppress the
opium and allied evils.
The President asserted he would not
ask the Senate to ratify the conven
1 tlon adopted by the recent interna?
tional opium conference isntil the
Netherlands government had secured
| the signatures'of thirty-four additional
countries to the convention. The sig?
natures will be secured, It Is expected,
i by the end of the present year.
I Bite of Rattlesnake
Kills Two Boys; Baby
Drowns in Washtub
Italelgh. \. C, May .11_A special
to the \f?i and Observer from
Greenville, Pitt county, says that
news ban just reached there of the
distressing death of three little
children of George Vdamn, jllal
across the line lu Craven county.
Two boys, the eldest eight yearn
Olli, vwrr killed by a rattlesnake
bite, and the baby, a year old, naa
drew ned In 11 vvanhtuh. >1 rs. Atlanta
wan washing clothes In t'.e yard,
with the chlldrcu nearby. Stituills
vvere heard from a witting hen on
her Beat, ami Sirs. Atlanta told the
I eight-year-old boy 10 throw the
hen off the neat. The boy put hla
hand In the nest aud withdrew It
with a cry that the hen hnd peeked
him. The second boy w-al after
the hen, but quickly screamed that
the hen had peeked him. Mrs. Adams
left tbe year-old baby near tbe
vvnabrnh nud hurried to the hoys.
In the nest, to her horror, she found
a rattlesnake, and recngnuxed that
It was tbe snake Hint had bitten the
boys. In her anxiety to do some,
thing for the Injured boys, she for?
got her b?by, and vvhen she got
bnek to the wnahtnh fount! It bail
climbed Into tl/e water In the tub
and was drowned. The two boys
bitten by the rattlesnake tiled tiie
Mime day. and the three children
were hurled, together.
Husband and Father!
Dead of Rabies; Others I
Entire Neighborhood Filled With
Panic, Since Many May Have j
Been Exposed?Dog and
Horse Believed to Have
Introduced the In?
Fitting in terror from the dread
spectre of hydrophobia, which has
stalked ubroad fdr thj tirst time In
their peaceful Virginia mountain sec?
tion, lue family of II. 1. Rickman.
twelve n number, came to nichmond
'last night for the Pasteur treatment.
Mr. Klehntan himself died the hor?
rible death of rabies one neck ago at
his horn,- in Patrick county;
' The whole countryside Is shaken
land terrorized by this appearance of
something heretofore unknown and
t undreamed of there save us an edd
wives' tale. The suddenness of the at
I tack. Its diead accomplishment, the un?
certainty as to how many in the neigh?
borhood have been affected, have alarm
led everybody. It Is expected that with?
in a few days many will follow the
] Rickma'n family to this city, to take
j precautions against an outbreak of
j the trouble. It is as though an un
I known Pestilence had suddenly des?
cended, tiding tho people ignorant of
' methods of defense and terror-stricken
over the uncertainty of attack.
\ll Should (em.- Here.
Preceding the eomin.r of Mr. Rick
man's family. J. M. Mellone. the hus?
band of his only married child, arriv?
ed In Richmond on Thursday. He told
the story to Dr. Meade Ferguson, the
j .State bacteriologist, at the offices or
the State Health 1 <r partnient. Dr.
; Ferguson, who administers the Pas?
teur treatment for the department, re?
iterated th ? advice given Mr, Mclione
; by Dr. R. S. Martin, or Stuart, who at
j tended the dead men??tat every per
[ son who might have been exposed to
i th" Infection be brought lo Richmond
I and given protection aaalnst the ap
! pearahca of the malady.
I Mr. Mclione lost no time in act'ng
j upon this advice, and notified his peo
I pie to come on nt once. He himself
was the llrst recipient of the contents
?* >he h-podermie n^edl*. sip'-- he
j helped to care for his father-in-law,
land had an abrasion on his hand
which might have hrought trouble. He
I rented a house n the eastern part of
'the city, where all will make shift as
: best they can during the three weeks
! which must elapse beforn the treat
i ment Is complete.
Mrs. Rich man, \v!th her seven chll
I dren, arrived last night at 9 o'clock.
I One of these children 's the wife of
(Mr. Mclione, and she brought her own
two little ones with her. The young?
est Rickman child Is hut four years
..Story of Tragedy.
j Awaiting the family on a delayed
I train. Mr. Mellon? told his story last
! night in t'le Southern Hallway station,
j Not yet has the horror ot this Ivlslta
t'on left his eyes, but as the man or
the family, he has become composed
ar.d converses gently and freely.
"Nothing so serious bus ever hap?
pened 'n our country before." said Mr.
Mellone. "None ot our folks over
thought of such a thing.
"Mr. Rli kman, my wife's father,
was nearly fifty years old. He farm?
ed and was a hard working citizen.
In Patrick county we had heard some
talk of mad dogs and even of mad
hogs for the last year, but the people
I did not get scared and nobody thought
it would be so bad. It was last full
j?In September?when it came to our
I home. A dog belonging to Mr. Rlck
man's little boy was said to have gone
mad. He left the house and ran down
the road, and th?re a colored man
shot and killed him. The people saU1
lit was a mad <log. but wo didn't think
j anything of it.
Home Im Atferlrd.
I "Then about Christmus one of Mr.
Rlckman's horses got sick. He treated
. it himself for some time. It seemed
' to luve convulsions, and died in just
'. a little time. Even then we had no
' thought of any danger.
"Mr. Rickman was taken 111 on May
10?just three weeks ago to-day," con?
tinued Mr. Mclione. passing his hand
ovar his eyes as be thought of the
! terrors of those thut-e weeks. "As far
I as we know, he bad not thought elf
hydrophobia or let It stay on his
mind at all. unless it was for about
a week before, he was taken; for that
i week he went around as If something
j was on his roind, depressing hint tor
ribly. One day he said to his wife
j that he had something to tell her. but
I that he was feeling too badly to do
so at that time. He never told her
what it whs. but we think It might
have been that he was afraid of los
i Ing his mind because of hit. awful de?
A Tnlp eif Terror.
"I stayed with him the night be?
fore his convulsions began. 1 have
j ne ver seen or thought of anybody be
I ing under such a strain. He could not
, keep still for a second, but moved
constantly, lie could not control his
"Then the convulsions came. They
were terrible. The doctors elid the best
they could for him. After a couple
of days the convulsions left him, and
he became nuiet and talk?d to all of
us, Wo hoped then he mlgnt get bet?
ter, but . he soon became worse.
"The neighbors came, in and helped
us all they could. Mr. Itlckman had to
be held In bed. He suffered so ho
shocked the whole neighborhood, and
it seemed a mercy when ho died.,
"He was ill thlrte.en days, dying on
May 23. Wo nuricel him one week ago
Mr. McHono said it was believed Mr.
Rickman was Infected through an
abrasion on the back of Iiis hand, while
treating his horse.
others In Danger,
Mrs. Rickman. it seems, waited on
her husband a great tltal. Mrs. Mc?
Hono was not In his room, but %\ash
(Contlnued on Seventh, Page.) ?""
EXPOSED BY BURNS
Trapped \>y Detective, Grafting Coun?
Atlantic City. N. J., May 31.?City
Councilman Harry F. Dougherty, ar?
rested on a charge of having accepted
a brlba of |500 in return for his vole
In Council for tho passage of an oj
dmance providing for concrete board?
walk along the beach front, designed
to cost a million dollars or more,
was given a hearing to-day. Through
his lawyer ho pleaded not guilty and
was bold in S3.000 uall for the grand
A great crowd gathered in antici?
pation of hearing sensational testi?
mony, but little that was new de?
veloped. The tlrst witness was Wil?
liam Wahl, a citUcu who had
r :,i Ii the complaint against Dougn
erty. He said he had secured the
information On which ho tutsed his
complaint from William J. Burns, tho
detective. Ml'. Bums, on the stand,
i elated how he had been sumnioncO
here to Investigate alleged corrupt
acts and diflhonesly in civic matten?,
lie began his Investigation, ho said,
Iri jAprll, 1911, and continued until
August, when he evolved a, "fake"
boardwalk scheme to catch certain
Councilraen and c'ty officials, He sum?
moned one of hta operatives hers
and had him pass as "Mr. Harris." a
N'ew Y"rk eontrnctor. anxious to git
a contract to build a new boardwalk
"Harris" became familiar with
Councllmen, offered several or them
$5.Inn each to pass the ordinance,
providing for the boardwalk, and paid
$500 on account. Utter, Burns'related,
these rouiicilnien were Informed of
the trap Into which they had fallen.
All but two of them, lie sa'd. con
rtsse,i ,ln,i returned the bribe moncv.
Dougherty refused to give baek the
money or to confess and he was ar?
rested. Councilman Samuel rhoehus.
lotmer owner of a big hotel and the
first man who Is said to have : rok-?n
down under the questioning of Rurns,
was In Burns's room at a hotel t,i
day. I'hoehus talked freely about the
case |i, which h? Is Involved.
Phoehus admitted that he h.id clven
the evidence against "men higher up"
I WANTS HIS NAME CLEARED
Kdivnrd f.. l.oomla Denounces Evidence
as "Vlclona Lies."
Waslilngton, May 31.?Ed/ward E.
Loomls, vice-president and general
geUxTal manager o. tho Li'iaware,
Utk:n7inna and Western Railroad, to?
day (K-manded that the House .lud., lary
Committee Oker Ins name of "the vi?
cious lies" which be said appeared In
the testimony concerning him in the
Investigation of charges against .Jud?n
K. W. Ar^naald, .,r t.".e Commerce
Court. Ivooinis was indignant over the
[stateurtnta of c. o. Roland, who told
the cotumHtee that ho understood that
Judge Archibald, Mr. I.oomls and Presi?
dent Truesdalv, uf thu Laokawannu,
j were to toe the 'oenfrilcla'rles of a $?o.uuo
? inen'ase In the price for winch Holar.d
; and his Srother were to sell the Marlon
jCoal Company to t u raHroad. Mr.
Loomia. denounced this testimony as
"an Unqualified He," without a ?pu'-iicle
ot trutn to sustain il. He testified
that he believed that Judff- Arch-bald's
, Interest In the sale of the Marlon Coal
ICompany to th*) railroad was simply
! tho result of Arclvbald's friendship Sor
the Bolanda and his i-cqualntaneo with
tu e. ru-'lroad officials.
William S. Jenny, vlce-presid/nt and
general counsel for the I-icknwanna,
denied tHat in aiu.mpt had lye-en niHdo
:?? secure from Judge A rchtoald, vh. n
! he was on the district 'bench, a deci?
sion which would eliminate tho Marlon
! Coal Company as a complainant against
I tho Lackawanna before tho Interstate
' C?m*nv?rce C/Vmmlsslon,
CHAMP CLARK IN LEAD
Apparently Han Carried Rhode Island
Over Governor Wilson.
Providencv, lt. I., May 31,?Returns
in the Democratic, presidential pp fer
enoe primary had b^en reoelvied from
a little more than one-third of the
citato at 11 o'clock to-night, an hour
after trie polls closed, and a: that time
1 Champ Clark was leading Governor
Wilson, of New Jersey, by tnr'e to one.
i Returns at hand from twenty-eight out
of the seventy-s-lx election districts in
tha State gave Clark OSi. Wilson 321.
! Harmon SP. Thi> same districts for na?
tional rommltteeman , a contest which
I attracted more, attention Can the pref
I erence voting, gave Oeorge W. Green.
Incumbent, SSO. and Congressman
Georg? P. O'Shough.inessy SS7.
Speaker Clark's supporters made the
only active campaign In th- State, the
work done In the interest of Governor
Wilson being confin- d to placing ad?
vertisements !n the papers yesterday.
Thc- vote was Rglit.
The primary was he!,1 und-r the
direction of the Democratic State Com?
mute:. In the albseirce of a State prl
laary law. 1: 'ne'ng agreed that tr.e
delegates should abid'- by the wishes
expressed In ihr . -t-ferentlal voting.
HITCHCOCK GIVES AID
Mall Cnrriers Will Assist In Prevention
of Korest Klre?.
Washington. May 31.?More than a
mill,on miles of roadway territory in
comparatively sparsely settled sections
of lh? country will be covered dally
by i forest fire-?preventive fore'e of
S?.Vin men. as a result of an order
Issued to-day by l'ostinaste.r-C,e.-icral
Hltohcock- These men are the rural
and star route mall carriers, who are
dlrecited to co-op: rat ;- with the forest
' rangers and State fire wardens In every
. way possible. Last year forest fires
1 destroyed atpproxlmately $50,00 1,000
!-worth Of property. The Agricultural
I.Department has b. en anxious to in?
crease the efficiency and strengt? of
its forest fnv-prove-nt.ivo service, and
! Postmaster-General Hltv-hcock offered
i bis d' partment's assistance.
SHIP RUNS UPON REEF
j Steamer Antllllnn Ashore Off t.rnnd
Turks Island. Bahamas. May 31 ?
Tho British, st amer AnttlHan. which
sailed from Liverpool May l."? for Ja?
maica, ran ashore on a reef at the
nortiVast extremity of <rr.iiid Turk
yesterday afternoon. The vssel lle?
easily and is not leaking. H r crew
and passengers remain on hoard In Tio
Lighters are alongside, and the coal
has been Jettison- d. though the cargo
-has not been touched It is bePtvcd
I that the craft Will be saved.
CABINET OFFICERS IN FIGHT
Trouble Arises Over CriHdams of the
lA>ndon, May 31?A news dlsipatch
from '"onstantiuopl* rays the Minister
of'Marina end the Mlnlst.fr of tl-.o In
Ulior had a Oght at yesterday's cabi?
net meeting, as a consequence of the
severe strictures srd'enrlns in th
nfwspjp rs. which charge Lhj Turkish
fleet with eowardlc* .'.or remaining In
the Golden Horn Instead of putting out
(o offer battle to the Italian f! ?et.
TIII1EF1 FAST TRAINS TO NORFOLK
VIA CUES A PEA KB AND OHIO
11 All?\VA V.
Leave- Richmond a A. M.. 12 noon
and I P. M.
New r.is: train leaving Richmond at
? 12 noon arrives Old Point 2 P. M., Nor?
folk 2.H0 J*. M., carrying Pullmans and
' ellnnlng car. Service? a la cartel.
NEW STANDS PAT
IN HIS REFUSAL
He Will Not Give Up
250 Convention Tickets
TO COMMIT 1EEMEN
Sends Long Telegrams Com?
plaining of Treatment Accorded
His Candidate?New Will
Not Attempt to Match Him
in Use of Billingsgate
Chicago. May 31.?Colonel Harry S.
New, chairman of the subcommittee on
arrangements for the Republican Na?
tionnl Committee, declared to-night
that despite the rumors and reports to
the contrary, his committee, would fol?
low the same scheme of seat distribu?
tion as heretofore In handling applica?
tions for scats at this year's conven?
Colonel New delivered the following
shaft at United States Senator Dlxon,
Colonel Roosevelt'.* campaign manager:
"Regarding the Roosevelt seat inci?
dent, so-called. I simply wish to aay
that 1 will make no attempt to match
Joe Dlxon In billingsgate or Insult, and
therefore will have no controversy
i with him."
I Senator Dlxon may take his demand
for 250 tickets to the Republican Na?
tional Convention before the national
commttteo of that party when thttt
body meets In Chicago, June 6. This
course was Indicated to-dny When it
became known that members of the.
national committee had received long
telegrams from Senator Dlxon protest?
ing against tho action of Colonel New
In refusing the desired tickets of ad?
Colonel New Issued i statement. In
which he explained that tho request
of Senator Dlxon was "for tickets for
the use of the Roosevelt national com?
mittee, and not for the personal use,
of Colonel Roosevelt." and that the de?
mand as refused tho same as were
applications received fruit the manag?
ers of other presidential candidates.
In the seat distribution, Colonel N'o.w
sald. no arbitrary number of seals
would bs given to any Individual na?
tional comrnlttoeman, but each com
mltteeman would receive an equitable
proportion of available seats.
"No cprnmttteemun cm have ail tho
seat.t that 'he wants." satd t'ol?nel
New, "but with i)a limited number sit
our command oach will get a Just pto
Considerable Interest In Ohtcnfio to?
day centred In the departure for Oja
ter Bay of several of the fifty-eight
Illinois delegate^ to th.i national con-,
i ventlon to meet Colonel Roosevelt to?
At the headquarters of the Repub?
lican National Committee contests from
the following districts were add 2d to?
day to tho list of JO I contests made
public yesterday, making a total ot
226 contested seats In the convention
Missouri. TJ-.ii-teentli District, two
Bests contested; Nonn Carolina, Ninth
District, two seats contested; Tennes?
see, Ninth District, two seats contest?
ed; Texas, at-large and Fifth, Ninth
and Fourteenth Districts, fourteen seats
contested. Alaska, at-large, two seats
contested. Total, twenty-two.
Colonel \Vo"t.s Straight Fight.
New York, May 31.-?The sMtggcst'on
of a compromise between the Roosevelt
and Taft forces at the Ohio State con?
vention, which is to elect six delegatcs
at-large to the Chicago convention
next Tuesday, was denounced to-day
by Colonel Roosevelt. The Colonel
s-nt this telegram to Walter F. Brown,
his Ohio manager, at Columbus:
"I have Just seen the telegram sent
by Mr. Taft to Mr. Vorys about a
compromise in Ohio. Until I saw this
telegram I had never heard any sug
g.stlon that there had been r com?
promise, and 1. of course, assumed that
nny such suggestion came from tho
"in the Urft place. 1 would not con?
sent to a compromise anyhow, and lit
the next place, we carried Ohio by
over 30,000 on th>- popular primary.
' Any attempt to give Mr. Taft a sin
: gle delegate-at-large would mean to
' sanction >i deliberate effort to defraud
the people and by n trick to nullify
their expressed will. Mr. Tuft has In
morals and equity no claims whatever
to a single deiegate-at-lbrge from Ohio,
and any attempt to secure him so muolx
as one delegate-at-large means a de?
liberate eifort lo thwart the will of tho
people, as expressed freely by them in
the primary; and we cannot afford for
one moment to consider such an effort
to defraud the people ol their rlghc
In this struggle for futtlco and fop
> popular rule.
i "I wish tho Issii" clearly made. Wo
! stand for the right of the people to
I choose their own card.dates and to
have the delegates carry out their will;
j and any individual who attempts to
I secure ppe delegate-at-large from Ohio
I for Mr. Taft is openly inking th* posi?
tion that the convention Is not to rep
| resent the will of the people, and that
the politicians are to ! ,? encouraged
to defy the popular will and to com?
mit an outrage on justice, and to de?
fraud the people of their just right.
"Any district delegate to the Statn
convention from any one of the dis?
tricts which went for me In Ohio who
himself votes for a single Taft dele
gnte-nt-lnrpe is committing an act o?
treaeherv to th" people, and nny man
who condones .->r approves such net la
condoning and approving treaeherv.
"Til KODO15 E ROOSE V Et,T."
Has Net Planned t'blengo Trip.
Ex-President Roosevelt said to-day
that the reports that he intended to
go to the Chicago convention are un?
true, ills attention was directed to>
a, statement made In Chicago by Col?
onel Harry -S. New, chairman of the.
committee in charge of the Republican
National' Convention arrangements,
that the former President had en?
gaged rooms at a Chicago hotel for
use during the convention.
"Pure fake." said Colonel Roosevelt*
"Of course. I may alter my plans, buk
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