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Jair.es River Baptists Arc Meet?
ing in Old Buckingham
I Hpeclal to The Tlmct ? Dli patch.)
New Canton. Va.,July Uli?ThoJumos
Itlver baptist A i ii :.itlon. which is
composed of Baptist Churches In Buck?
ingham, Cumberland and Apponiatox
counties, met yesterday morning In th>:
eighth annual session, with Bucklng
hum Baptist Church, near Gold Hill.
After the reading of the church letters,
the following wore' elected ua th<s of?
ficers of this body Its v. K. \V. Bug
well. New Canton, moderator: C C
Johnson, Mautuo, vlcu-modurutor, und
A. Ituuh, of Bnonvlllc, clerk and treas?
The address of Welcome was ma-le by
the Venerable R. M, Boatwrlght, fath?
er nt President Boatwrlght. of Rich?
mond College, who spoke very fueling
ly. Mr. Moutwrlght v?u.-> for many
years an honored p istor of this asst.
elation, an.) now m :us old age, when
111 health , .<i feebleness unfit him for
lictlve work. }.* l.i rounding out a Well
ajient and Uaeful 11 r - - amid the people
liinong whvth hu was rearc-1. Pitting
response ?iu mud- to the address of
welcome to iteV. It. P. Hicks, of Vera.
Thb Introductory sermon was preach?
ed ?.> Itev. T. C Whitehurst, of T ? k. r
In the afternoon addresses wer*
made by T. C. Vyhltehlirsi oh the or
plumage, and by !':? ildent Boutwrlght.
of Iticlimohd College; l'reskicnt Ry
land San ford, of Chatham Training
Hchool, ur:.i Vaiighari Uary, of Black
none Academy, oh "Education.'
Thi following new pastors were
r. cognized, and given the hand Of fel?
lowship: Rev. J. M. street, of Cumber?
land. Rev. J. It. Taylor, of Carters
vlUe, ar, i ftev. E. B. Sutritcr. "f L>H1
? j :i
Vpplcatlon *i.s received and favor?
ably acted upon from ?ak ?rovio Ch arch
for rn. mbershlp In the hotly. This Is
? ? ch ir H organised only a few mor.t!.:
ago at Ashby, In Cumberland county.
Thin session of the JameS River
Assoo'atlon proml-.es to prove an un?
usually 'nterestlng one. The attendance
of delegates Is good, many prominent
visitors are present, and the roomy
ojd church Is fiil.d at each session to
overflowing, it was In Buckingham
<?? irch. the oldest Baptist church Iii
t is part Virginia, having been o:
git hi zed In 1771. that this association
was organized eighty years tigo;
Parts. July 3:?Mme. Bloch, a story
writer ar.d contributor to children s
papers, to-day proceeded to the home
?.f Mrs. Brldgeman, the wife or .lames
K Brldgeman, an employe of the pari?
agency of the New York 1.1 fei lnsur
i ' .- Company, and sr.ot her dead.
Mrs. Brldgeman, who was separated
from her husband, was the daughter
<?( iler.ry Berhard, of Milwaukee The
tragedy was the outcome of an atta.cn
meni between Mme. Blochs hushan.i
and Mrs. Brldgeman. Mme. Bloch
a. omed to he well satisfied with what
: ... had dor.. She told the police that
Mis Brldgeman had made her life al?
most unbearable for two years.
"The superb and unique
tone-quality <>t the Hard
"Your piano is -i perfect
Catalog of I lardinaii, Stein
way and <>th< r high-grade
pianos scut free.
Moses & Co.
103 E. Broad St.
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and N. C.
a she killed her, Mine. Bloch road
icre which htjr husband had written
her, Indicating that ho still hau
tctioh for her, But Mrs Urldgornon,
said, iaughi d Iii lier face. It was
ii tliat n..- drew a revolver from
huhdbati and shot down the wd
iitorrogated by thtl examining mag
at<-. Mmc, 3looh said dcil.intly: "I
at last avenged. My h ist.and do?
ted his home to follow his mistress,
iave no regret for an net of vtn
ini >? which .-uts the knot.''
!: Brldgeman '.s pot an America:-.
Is understood tltat he came here
m Bngland lie began suit for di
?ce six months ago.
TAFT 10 BE TOLD
Washington. July .11?Simpllllty will
i I-- the keynote of toe ceremonies to
: morrow, when the I'resident will he
' ' lllcially notlled of his renomlnatlon
to the presidency. The notllcr.ton eom
. i tte,-, consisting of forty-eight mem
i %y . ? appointed by the ChlcaKo con
Ono member from each State,
... meet in the White House eit-ru
live offices shortly before noon. After
a brief session, which will amount to
? 'tie more than a roll cell, tne com
! mlttee, headed by Senator Root, per?
manent chairman of the Chicago ton
I vtntlori, will walk over to the White
House, where the President will be
1 awaiting them .tn the south porch. If
the w.-ather s fair, otherwise In the
Mrs Taft will prcbably stand beeide
, the President while Chairman Root, In
a spei ch, said to be very short, will
I offlcllly notify him of his nomination
l.y the Chicago convention. Probabl:.
? liarle Taft will also be present In
ihe group or. tho poreh. The other
' r,i;dren. Robert and Helen, will hot
be In Wa;h!r.pte,ri.
About 1.000 invitations to witness tne
j ceremony hive hen Issue !. Tne na
j tlonal commttteemen from all the
states ?n! Territories have heen In
! vlted. The signal honor of Invitations
j was tendered the members of t.-.e Re
publican Central Committee of Ohio.
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I (Continued From First Page >
woman, who. ho said, would testify
that they saw Webber and Roeo talk?
ing to lie. 'kit !n front of the Murray
Hui baths shortly after the murder.
tVnltlo Moke* *-iatea*eat.
New York. July 31. ? Police Commls
slot,. r Waldo to-night made his hrst
extended statement regarding pollcu
Conditions which have been discussed
so widely since tile ItOSehthal murder
The commissioner said that since ho
had l/jcn In ?harne of the police the
May;!' had given him absolutely Ire?
rein In the conduct of his office, and
that he welcomes any Investigation.
"If th.-te Is a system" that Is more
corrupt than In previous years?In?
deed, If there Is nearly so much collu?
sion between members of the torce
and the criminal element a? In any
previous police administration 01 whlcn
there is record ? I am here to accept,
the whole responsibility," the state?
Mr Waldo quotes numerous statis?
tics showlr ?r that complaints of va?
rious crimes had greatly decrease^
during his administration, while con
I vlctlons In many cases had Increased,
?'I have heard plenty of accusations,
plenty of statements that gambling is
more prevalent In this city than evtr
before, all sorts <** vague charges and
' innuendoes.* What i have not seen.
and should like very much to see, Is a
' list of notorious establishments that
have not been visited by my men,
. and kept closed.
"Lieutenant Becker may hlmseir. for
. nil I know, have murdered I'.osenthal.
J The district attorney's office may have
1 evidence that he was uraftlnc. but it
I Is an Indisputable fact, a fact that can
I 1 e verified, that his activities for this
1 department were checked at every
( turn; that he could not have sold out.
for he had nothing to sell. I had other
I men at work around and over him. men
? whose s sslpr.mer.ts he could not have
, known, who could not have known
I each other's assignments. These aa
i slgnments for gambling raids have
; been shifted on many occasions, and
! 'o'jld be shifted at a moment s notice
I to any anv.nc such a r.umhcr of men
' that It would he necessary to accuse
them all of being partners In the 'ays*
j tem* In order to establish the possl
] btllty of their working In concert "
Money ^ tip pi mi In Murder.
New York. July 31.?Money sup
Planted murder as the chief Issue In
New York's police scandal to-day.
' Stirred by the amazing stories of
"Jack" Itose. the gambler, that the
tenderloin's tribute to the "system"
J for protection reached $2,400,000 an
I nually. the murder of Herman Rosen
tha! was thrust temporarily into the
lackground while the authorities bent
their energy toward confirming Rose's
assertion. He maintains that besides
?Becker, the police lieutenant charge 1
:wlth instigating the Roser.thal killing,
three higher police officials and a
? Ivlllan employ.- of the department
? were sharers of the graft. District
Attorney Whitman will hold another
< or.ferer.ee with Rose and his asso
, elates this afternoon.
Far from discrediting the tale of
(2,400.000 as a fantastic yarn of a
rambler seeking to ease hie own
Plight. Mr. Whitman believes the
amount to be a conservative estimate
Story Ridiculous, Say Police,
i The police authorities, on the other
'..and. said to-day that the story was.
: ridiculous A sta.teme.nl made with
the authorization of Commissioner
Wald? said that with the system of
?-hecks and counterchecks employed
In the department it was Impossible
I for any Individuals or any branch of
the service to collect blackmail in any?
thing like the enormous sum men
' tioned by Rose.
Inspectors and ether officials below
; the commissioner were quick to deny
I that they had any flr.ger in any funds
I collected. It was conceded that gamh
! ling exists In the city, hut It exists, so
I ho polte- authorities maintain, because
of the attitude of the. courti. which
they nay rrtaki , conviction of gamblers
Corrupt Individuals within the de?
partment. It was admitted, might be
able to levy blackmail. However, it
was held that Lieutenant Boeker, when
In charge or the strontr-arm u-iuad .tnd
engaged in gambling ralda, never had
authority that would enable him to
Ko ahead with the wholesale collection
of graft stich a.s Rose and others have
Investigation ' ourted by roller.
The police department announced
to-day that It was ready for the most
searching Investigation. While the
heads of the department admitted that
I In the rarr.ii: ?tlons of the organiza?
tion unworthy Individuals might be
I discovered, the y declared thiit never
I before In its history had the depart
I nient been better ahl.; to stand a thor?
Although tee gunners who did the
actual shooting ot Rosenthal are still
at largo, oh< :nore of these, directly
or Indirectly involved In the crime,
came within the reach of the author?
He is Samuel Schepp, an occupant of
the gr.i.v cai In which the murderers
rode. Bernard II. Handler, counsel for
Schepp. appi '??! it the district attor?
neys oftico to-day and said his client
was willing t ? s irrender, provided ne
were accordi i the treatment given
' Kose. Vallon and Webber. H? was told
? that Schep-,- wo tld be used as a witness
I If ho could show that ho *'aj not an
< accessory to the shooting, and It Is
' probable that S'-hepp will surrender
Lieutenant Becker maintains his si?
lence In th< Tombs, receiving no visi?
tors except hla wife and counsel.
Investigation to He Thorough.
Every trill and lead Is to be fol?
lowed persistently, no mat.tcr where It
ends, by District Attorney Whitman,
to learn to v.;..,rn it Is asserted, J2.40?,
uOO graft m tiey was finally distribute-:.
"Bald -lack Bose, whose confession
put rollte Li. itenant Becker behind
the bars for the alleged murder of tr.e
gambler, Herman Romenthal, has told
the public prosecutor that this huge
sum of money was obtained by police
blackmatt from ga-mhling and disor?
derly houses, and that Llcuter.En'
Bocker told I the money went to four
Xi... publl rosecutor has arranged
to keep the grand Jury In session all
summer to investigate the relations be?
tween tlie gamblers and the police,
which. In the opinion of the district
attorney, is a matter of more public
importance than the Bosenthal rase
District Attorney Whitman proposes
to break up the relations said to exist
between the gamblers and the pollc*.
I and ho has Indicated that he will do. to
if he has to protect every man Involv?
ed In the murder of Kos-nthal. except^
those who Bred the fchots.
To Summon iht Fifty Witnesses. i
Whether Lieutenant Becker will care|
to avail himself of as opportunity to
make his own position ea-Mer by tell-;
irig the pre-,cuter the recipients Of
ttie graft money which "Bald .lack"
Bose says h. turned over to Becker
Is doubtful. If Becker if disposed to
tell his itory It must be complete in
every detail, the district attorney is
teported to have said. More than '
t-fty wltr.e;sefi will be suhpocnatd to
appear befor-- the grand jury to tell
r hat they know of alleged police
Tho information obtained from Rcse,
v. ho says he wile Becker'? collector
frcm g.-uublir.g houses, win be sutcep-l
I tiblc of proof, said the district at
I torney. I
I All records of gambling arrests Will
I he clotely scrutinized to obtain evl-j
j dene-: In the case, and District Attor-j
ney Whitman Is in possession of a!
list of names given him by Bose, who'
i in his accusations against Becker, saidj
! that when the police lieutenant took'
charge of the strong arm squad ho ask-'
; ed for the names of gambles who could
be made to give up for polico proter.l
Some pold ?,V)0 a Month.
Rose says that Becker took the list |
and determined how much money earn 1
pamhler was to he assessed tor the
priv.lege of doing business unmolested. '
; Some gamblers. Rose said, paid as high
as $5S0 a month, while the little fel
Iowa cot off with anywhere from jsn to
$!na a month.
i Meanwhile rollce Lieutenant Becker.
a prisoner In the Tombs, is saying
nothing*, and there Is no confirmation
of the report that his defense will be
that the three gamblers, Hose, Vallon
and Webber, finding the ease against
them, got together and framed the
story that would involve Becker.
"Big Jack'' JJeltg, to whom Hose .-ays
he sent word to get the men to slay
Rosenthal, will appear when wanted
His counsel has told the public prose?
cutor that Zelig would ten everything
he knew of the case. Zellg Is now out
on J10.000 ball for carrying concealed
weapons. The alleged assassins ot
Rosenthal. Harry Horrowltr. or "(!ip
the Blood': "Lefty Louis' and
"WhltcV" Louis, are still at larc.
"Dago Frank" Clroflcl is in custody.
\o Immunity for Becker.
With regard to the talk of immunity
Summary of Operations of the Building Inspector's
OFFim FROM JA ff VARY 1 TO JCLY 31, 1012.
Xiimhfr of permits Issued In July for ne" work
Number of Permit* Issued In July for filternden? hu<1 repairs
Total nuinlirr of prrmln Issued iu .luly.
Estimated em? of new Improvements In July
I'stltuntcd coat of alteration!* and repairs In .till'
Total rose of work authorised In Jul; .
Art-rage value of permit for new work la .Itil?
A vernier value of permit for ulti-rutloiis nrid repairs In July
Average vulur ?f total permits Issued lu Jill? .
new sTnt t ri nitot 2.
Januar? 1 to lime 30.
tlrlek dvt citings .
Frame dsvelllns* .
WflrehouMe* und manufuctortes
Itrlek st?re?, .
Private ?table? .
Private enrages .
Public Ktahlrs .
< hu relic* .
Harket building* . ? ?.
Prelghi ?Irpoi? .
Office building* .
Theatre* .? ?.
Power houses .
838,000 Oi l
11,2,T.s.r, 15 on
t LT Ell ATIONS AND REPAIRS.
January I to June 30, Jul;
It id ttnounl.
iirieK dwelling* . so ?t52,354 tin
Frame dwelling* .I3u 37,003 <mi
Warehouses and miinufactorlr*. .... 3t> 52,436 Oo
llrlek mt?re.i . (Is 30,408 00
Private *tot>ic? . Ii 833 oo
Private Koragcs . :t 515 Oo
I rnnie ?heda . 3 ?100 00
Hospitals . 2 1.050 00
Power bonnes. I 200 OO
Freight depots . i 170 00
Public MtMblea. i 230 OO
Office building* . t MSB on
( bur'-bes .? ?. 1 2.noo oo
Hotels . 3 10.01(0 0O
Dank building* . 1 ^nao <K)
Theatres . .
Publle gnragr* .. .
310 ?220,352 OO
11>, l os mi
* 1,33-1 .Olli: oo
. .. 1.255 P.'t
?lanunry I to July 31.
\ lDOIIO I.
111.21? 1 Ol)
t 18,000 i>o
January I to July St.
llldgn. V mount,
I us -?70,277 oo
1511 10,641 nil
16 ?uhu oo
S3 2 OO
I, 060 00
II. 125 OO
Total nniount of new work nutliorlr-ed from .Inniinn I to July 31.
Total amoiiut of alteration nud repair viork authorised from .lanunry 1 to Jolj
'Point amount <>f all work authorised from .Innunry 1 to July 31,.....
Total iiumtirr of examination* and rePort*., . .
?nereane In new work In Juts, 11)12. as compared ?Ith July. 1011. amounts to ?75.5U5( decrease In ni? ration
and repnlr work In July. 1012. ns compared with .Inly. 1011, nmount* to *3.s2. making n net |ncrea*r of nil ?"rk
nutbnrlxed In July, 1813, ns compared with July. 1011, of ?75.213.
A New Contest
Save "Daisy" Bread Coupons
Beginning with week of August 4th, we will offer
a unique prize contest, one that will make every user
A sharer in our profits?see announcement in next
American Bread and Baking Co,
?- 6 East Leigh Street
or lishtcr treatment for Decker in the
event of Iiis disclosing th-- operation
of the "system," District Attorney
Whaltman said to-day that if It could
he proved that Becker, a police of?
ficial, Instigated the murder of Herman
Bosenthal the cr'me could not be con?
doned for any exposure of graft that
he might be able to produce.
?'However," Mr. Wh'tman added. "It
must he presumed that he Is Innocent
unt'l h?- s proved gultv."
Cornelius K. Cahalane, inspector in
charge of the first police inspection
district, took occatlon to-day vollem
j ently to deny thnt he was a party to
any understand'ng between the police,
and gamblers, particularly in his dis?
trict. Speaking of Rose and Valln, In?
spector Cahalane said:
j "They have very good reason to re- !
? member me. I drove Rose out of my
district when he was located In Fourtti
street. Vallon 1 raided live times In?
side of eleven months. He would mov,
! every time he was raided. That's about
j all I care to say, except that ihe first
jlnrpectlon dstrtct 's 50 per cent, clean?
er now than It was when I took com?
mand a short time ago. and if it is not
I will resign."
HAS NO FUNDS
FOR NAVY YARD
Norfolk. Va., July .11.?After Rear
Admiral lt. M. Doyle, commanding the
Norfolk Navy Yard, had Informed 2.500
mechanics that they need not return
to work to-morrow because Congress
had failed to make th- necessary ap?
propriation to carry on tne work for
the month of August, he rcc< Ivcd late
to-night a teleicram from Assistant Sec?
retary of the Navy Belknap telling him
to keep the yard open and call the man
back to work.
8ever.il battleships, Including tbe
Vermont ami South Carolina. ir'
lOlvtng repairs at the local navy yard,
and had the men been kept from work?
ing, thes- chips would have i.n de?
layed in joining the Atlantic fleet for
e.irly fall manoeuvres,
It is expected that Congress will
make the necessary appropriations to
morrow to carry on the work at Nor?
folk and other navy yards throughout
Pastor Accepts fait.
rSpeclnl to The Times-Dispatch 1
Lynchbur*. v? . Julj Si ite . .t Mack
Franklin, f'.r flv? years pastor of the West
Lynchburs Baptist Church here, has ac?
cepted a call to the OreenevIHe ad Vesu?
vius rtiiptl? rhurehes in Autus?.t county.
Ills remsnstlon here I? effective September
I, Durlns his pastorate th. mimlicrshlo
has Increased :r-.:n sixty to :.n_
Christians Fear They Will Bt
Held Responsible for
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Lynchburg, Va, July 31.?Largo
crowds attended the session of tho
.Strawberry Baptist association hero
to-day. The executive committee ap?
pointed to..lay is: J. C. Moss. Hunter
Miller, w. H. Wranek, w. a. Parket,
H Wilkinson, E. W. Luck. W. O. Mc
C?be, W. Li Watts and W. G. Hund?
The report on missions shows tho
churches gave $16.501 for missions
during the year, bolng j:?.0oo less than
Tlie Carroll county tragedy ca.mo up
for discussion, when Secretary lt. 1?.
Garland, of the .-Hut,- Mission Board,
feared thi Christians of the State
would be held responsible for tho
shooting up of the court, for they are
responsible for sending the gospel to
thai county. He showed there were
only 3,000 Christians out of a poptt
latlon of 22,000 there. The Baptists,
... showed, havu but ve little churches
end ?ne poorly paid pastor In the en?
tire county. The. association then re?
lived to ask for funds that the ^tate.
board miKht evangelize that ounty.
MANY CONCERNS HB PORTED
t UK law violations
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. J
Lynch burs, Va? July 31 ?About forty
different concerns tn LynchburR have been
r. rt.-d by a special representative or
State Ubor Bureau at Richmond for
various Infractions of the State law* rct
. Itlna places at which people aer em?
ployed A number of these reports are for
i.liure of concerns to erect tire escapes In
cordance with the law, while others are
for maintaining their workshop* In an un
:> tary manner. Th* report* will be
brought to the attention of tln> Tollce Court
as soon as the warrants 'in he nerved.
Manv Merchants In Court.
[Special to rhl nmes-Dlspatch.l
Alexandria. Vs.. July 3L-Pra?lcally
every retili merehant ?at ried to appear
.i t:. POIlee Court to-aav for obstructing
in,. i Men a Iks one "ay or another n viola?
tion of the law, rhere were fully sixty
merchanis in court
All wer? ?ei lilted with the understanding
liiat hereafter fines would be imposed, and
the poll.e Officers were told r.y police Jus
tire Caton that hereafter It would be well
for the police to carry a ruke ?euh them
In order to ascertain ths ejjet distance. oZ
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