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tSS Wt?FPgf&S???. WHOLE NUMBER 19,084.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY* AUGUST 21, 1912.
THE WEATM13H TO-DAY?Lu.ettled. PRICE TWO CENTS,
GRAND JURIES MAY
Those Who Made In?
Bank Deposits Will Also Be Con?
sidered?Conscience Money Is
Paid to Richmond Officials.
Incomes as Given in
Five Wards of
Grand Jurlo* of Virginia cities and
counties will b<- asked to look over I
the reports of the commissioners of j
the revenue, and to make Indictment*
of Much persons as have not. according
to the best obtainable Information. ,
given in the full amount ol /heir in?
come for taxation. It U believed by
htate Auditor C, Dec Moore that p?ople j
in all parts of the State who na\c in?
comes in excise ot 12.000 the year,
liav'u either given in ho amounts on
their tax returns, o: ? le.c have put
down sums evidently and In some cases
glurlngl) less than theli icai Incomes.
As pointed out In I'll* rimes-Pis
patch yesterday, there ire whole cuun- |
ties in the State where not a single ,
perron win admit having an incouno
exceeding $2,000 (he year. The
scssmcht blanks furnished the com?
missioners of th-: revenue have, by
order ot Auditor Moore, bet :i preserved,
and bj used as evidence in couit
Arouar Much Interest.
Publication by i he Timca-Dlspatcn
of tne incomes ol ltivhinonii people, as
given in by the tax assessor, nua
caused a ?uut dc.i of comment, u
torm a public s^r.'icc bj doing the
same tr.irm, taking their toual b oks.
Mr. Moore, olieus?ing this matt-; >?s
tcroay, said that he will not stop with
In lie will alsu ask the coau
to instruct grind juries to look into
the matter ot money on deposit In
bsnks. lie fears many citizens i. > ? ?
forgotten to list the money they had
in banks on February 1 uf this year.
He reultatt fully that to require peo?
ple of some counties, to gi% e in all tneir
property lot taxation, as required by
law, and to permit laxity elsewhere, is
unjust, and causes a large part ot the
general diseatiuta. tiou with what has
been called Virginia's excuse for a tax
system. It is i nly by making sir do
their part that relorms are hoped tor
by Statu othcluls.
Itrtaulnder uf lleporta.
The income tax returns from three
iticlimohd wards were printed in Vho
Hinus-Dlspatch yesterday These wire
Lee, Henry and Washington. The other
live old wards' ar> published to-day.
in a supplemental report. Revenue
Commissioner H. B. Tresnon stuus
thai two reports and remittances of
taxation of Incomes were received dur?
ing the year from anonymous sources,
through the mails. They constitute
a gehu conscience fund In one case
thi lolinqucnt said that In some pre?
vious jeai he had tailed to give In
110. ot income In excess of the exemp?
tion, and another owned up to (HOo.
These two small sums, on which the
taxes amounted to $.;. were credited to
John Doe on ihc utriclal books of the
The following are the Income returns
for the five ward* not published yes?
Henry W. Anderson. $26,975; W. S
Ahern. $2,2uO, Bos well Alsop, (5,50o
A. B. AUop, $3.t'00; O. M. Alfriend, 52,
600; John T. Anderson, $2.T>'mi; Thoma
1* Anderson, $:;.?"", C, H. Archer, $3,
i;. I'. Buxton. (3,400; Stanhope- Boil?
ing. $10.l2s; T. Bevertdgc. $4.'.'00; a.
C. Bedford, (1,900; D. A. Buchanan. $2.
000; A. C. Bayllss, (2,600; W. u. Biuin
ble, (2,100; K. O. Bell, 13. Kev. wj
li Ball, (2,600; A. C. Be^k..:. ?3.000;
J. D. Beiger. (2,100.
John S. Culvert. (3,000; liunsdon
Cary, (2,800; Isaac Cohen, (2,700; 11. P.
Cox. (2,500! C. Chdpin, (2,300; H. A.
Catlin, (3,72", w. 1". Chalmers, (3,000;
J. B. C. c,shy, (2,500; B. It. Cameron,
(2,500; W. II. Campbell, (2.250; I". J.
Craigie, Jr.. (3,160; J, A c. Chandler,
(1,000': J- H- Chapped, (3.000; W. C.
Lamp. (3.500; II, K. Cottrell; $2.200, C.
a. Crawford, $2,550; r. C. Christian,
% i,. H A. Carter, (5,000.
tloorge N. Dsvls, (1,000; It. A. Dun
lop, (3,000; D. W. Durrett. $2,200; J. If.
Drake, (3.SO0; i.nd. is Dlckenion,
SOG; J. Dee Davis, SL'.iio. i ?. w. Davis,
f2,600; W, B. Daniels; (3,500; James B.
Joseph T. bxtcs, i-.-"<>. S. A. Bill?
A. M. Forrestor, (2.870; W. II. Fitz?
gerald, (5,000; M. J. Fulton. $1,000; Dr.
Henry Frechling. (3,300; James S.
Vriincls, (4.000; Minltrce Folkef,
?00; M. b. Fl?rsheim, (4.500; Hampton
John I. Glenn. (2,950; A. M. Glover,
(4,000; C. U Gordon, $2,100; Frank
Graves. $2.8o0; .1. N. Gnr'man, (4,000;
Jain's II- Grant, $3.2uo. T. C. Cordon.
(2,500; K. W. Trice, .$7.000; R. ?,
Galncs, (2,500; T. s. Gibbons, (2,200;
Pi. I. T. Gor?line, (3,000; li. f). Gar?
p. c. Hahr, (2,600; o. b. Hill. $3,
000; Walter llolllday, (3.-200; IS. A.
Hoeii. $1.000; G. J.' Hum. $2.7.-.0; John
A. Hutchison, (1,000; .lohn Hart. (3.
000, J. is. Harrison. (2,400; W. W.
Hardwickc, $3,072; B. w. Hoen. $;.;.oo.
W. I.. Hasel, (8,000; F, I>. Hodgson,
$2.445; Ii M Hart, (2,200; Henry
Halzgrefci (3,000; Luis J. Heindl,
000: .lame- Hartley. (4.000; H. I. Hulce,
(2.400; ReV. J. H. Hills,>n. (3,.
T. N. Jone?, Jr.. $'-'.S77; c. c. Johnson
(;s.loi>, F. I. Jobson, $2.100; Rev.
t'. James, (3,600; J. 1*. Jackson,
ii. W. K?lner. (2,800; Dr. F. C. Kel
D. K. Lumsden, (2,500; K. M, Long
t* .(Continued"!)ri Seventh Fago.),
FOR IDLE STILLS
Owners Claim Federal
Out All Profit.
ONLY TWO PLANTS
NOW IN OPERATION
Thirteen of Fifteen Distilleries
in Eastern District of Virginia
Close Down, While Seven
Are Seized for Viola?
tions of Revenue
Within the ?h?rt space of eighteen
months thirteen of the fifteen distil?
leries in the eastern revenue district
of Virginia have closed their doors,
until there arc to-day; In operation In
the 'iiti;. district only two plants'.
The situation Is the most remarkable
thai has ever been known In the dis?
trict, and has aroused widespread
comment among both manufacturers of
distilled spirit* and officials of the
internal revenue department.
From the side .,f the dlstilieis
comes a tale of government require?
ments with which the;, are utiabli to
comply and make money. These
? the closing of the distilleries
to two factor.-. The i.ot summer
leather, they claim, brings with it
an additional coat in production be?
cause of the Increased difficulty ehr
countered in i oollng the masH. " This
particular obstacle vanishes with the
approach of cool weather.
Xn? greatest complaint from the
distillers, however, is that tue oe
partment ha.-, unreasonably Increased
the survey requirements, with mo re?
sult that in*- distilleries und it im?
possible tu operate ,,t a. profit and
keep within the law. The- avcragi
survey tor distilleries In tnls district
until the last year or two, it I?
Pointed out. required the distillation
of 3.76 gallons ol spirits from every
bushel of grain, wnlie thu surveyi
now in lote? average nearer to 4.6?
I inlm I berr I? \,, Profit.
Under a survey of i.50 gallons, it
la claimed, ii Is'Impossible to Operate
in tola dtr.trict with a satistactory
margin ot profit, and rather than coli?
tinue to loa? money most of tne dis
tillers have closed their plants indefi?
nitely. Several i.1 tne distilleries now
cloned will reopen in the autumn and
winter, when certain of she processes
can be carried on at a reduce l ex?
pense, but others will remain perma?
Officials In the local revenue office,
when asked for u statement touching
the suspension of practically every.)
distillery in the cartern olstrict ol
Virginia, replied that tne condition ;
was ttie most remarkable that r.as ;
confronted the department in years, |
but declined lo enter Into a discus- ;
siou of causes. They made light, how
e.e:. ot the claims that the govern- i
inent was imposing unreasonable u-- i
' j he businest of distilling," said an j
officer oi tiie revenue department ye?
t- i . ! >, in discussing tne situation, :
?'nioru than any otr.er that conies i
under federal supervision, ha* been
made the subject of the clos'.st seien
tiiii: Investigation by the government.
It Is absurd to suppose that thu de?
partment would impose conditions or
make demands which could .iot be met
by Correctly operated distilleries sails
tied with a reasonable protlt.
"it is tine that the survey has bee,,
increased it Is also true that the
plants have been enlarged anJ hav?,
Installed improved machinery and ap?
pliances] making it easier and K.-s c-.\
pi nsi\ e to produce higher j leid?,
liven under a survey of I.j'J gallons
distillers are held strictly account?
able for only ?>?) pel cent of that
yield, making the minimum required
production only .1 60 gallons. It :s
quite probable that ., number of the j
plants arc taking advantage of the va- j
cation season to install repairs, but,
this 'Increased survey- claim wsn't hold
Vririi Plants Selied.
Impartial lookers-on. who have
watched the relations between the
revenue department and distillers for
the past two years, offer what is be?
lieved by u large number of well-j
informed nun to be the true reason
for th- closing of the distilleries, i
Stated In bald terms. It is that tha
internal revenue department, under the
effectiv e administration <>f Commls- ;
sinner ICoyall 13. Cabell. has inaugu?
rated a system of espionage und
supervision whieii has wiped out the
possibility of profit from sinister
In support of this view they point
out that in .< period of liiss than
eighteen months no less than seven
distilleries In the district have been
seized for violations <>f the revenue!
laws. Ina number of Instances, notably
In the ca.se ,,f the Broad nock Distil- ?
Urn* Company, the government was
defrauded out of thousand? of dollars
through the evasion of revenue taxes.
Of the flfteon licensed distilleries in
the dlstiici. tile following have been
nrrat-gncd for violations of the law:
The Heliport Distilling Company, of
Portsmouth; the Broad Kock Pistill?
ing Company, of Chesterfield; tho
Kastei'n Distilling Company, of Nor?
folk: Hie Henrlco Distilling Company.
1 the Pocahontns Distilling Company, of
Petersburg, the Richmond Distilling
Company, of Henrlco. and the Stony
Creek Distilling Company, of Henrlco.
<"?', this number, the plant of the Broad
' Tlock Company wus confiscated by the
! government and the owners sentenced
to prison terms. The others subse?
quently resumed operations under
only Two N?nning.
In addition to the distilleries named,
the district contains the Chesterfield
Distilling Company, the Darbytown
Distilling Company, of Henrlco; the
Diamond Distilling Company, of N?r
(Contlnued on Dust Page )
BUST SERVICE TO CALIFORNIA,
Standard er tourist. Latter pemonaiu con?
ducted without chance. Iierth Washing
ton Sunset Route. t-.V i:a>t, .Main faucet
BLE?SE BEATEN III
People Claim Jones Will
Win by 30,000 Major?
ity on Tuesday.
Though Candidates Go About
Armed, None Has Yet Carried
Out Threat to Shoot?De?
cent People Ready to Crush
Governor Who Has
Gov. Blease's 1 hreal
"StipptiMe (lie, are lurk, rnoujli
t<> defeat in.-. I "111 lime nil ot
September, Oetooer, Xoveinlier, De
vcnitier ?ml part of January, noil It
>nu ever ?ii?i nif-n NWCUti I'll ranke
flint KnnK sweat hloori before l gel
through with them.'*
. ileasi In campaign addi eta.
LSpe lal From a Staff Correspondent.]
Greenville, S. C, August : ?Gov?
ernor Biease Is beaten, Bas..d upon
reports received here troin all vans of
tne statt-, the prediction was made to.
day that he will be crushed to death
politically on August -7 by a majority
so great tnat he will never again bO
able to bring shame upon a people who
are naturally proud and who feel k? n
;.. the humiliation and disgrace. Tnreo
WOcks ago C.iligs wer? going ills way,
but there has been a tremendous shUt
oz sentiment, and It does hot seem
Possible now for him to win.
liven witn Bicase's 17,000 cotton
mill votes, backe i up by the >uppott
of crooks sud taug.-. Iiis or..; chance
has been lost and at he^rt he knows
he la dead. i-'ur wnlcn Soutn Caro
| lina thanks God.
\oue Before Like Blcuae.
There has never i,>.cii any Governor
down her? like Biease. It was bad
enough when Tliltnati tirst came upon
the scene, with ins dispensary and bis
raiding squads that Invaded private
home in the midnight searcn t"r
llquOr. The years have softened Till
mati and Iiis end Is near?so near. In
fact, that he Is too weak physically
to go .n'o this campaign ami beg for
[votes that he might die In the Cnlted
; States Senate. But thousands of
voters will scraten Tlllman? name In
[ the primary next Tuesday, because
' he is stir, straddling and because ;:e
i refuses to declare hlme-lf in the race
between Bleas- and Ira B Jones. Still,
nobody is giving any special attention
; to Tiilman s affliction or his plea for
re-election. There is a more dangerous
enemy at the gate?a bandit-ilk.- rd
low, with a howling, jeering mob at
j his heels.
I l.'p to the time that William J.
!?: irns was brought in tlie case in on
effort to prove that Governor Biease
was Selling pardons tiirough his
agents, the outside world knew lit?
tle and cared less for tlu- fight which
! Is now under way. But the revelo
tions were so astounllng, to shocking,
I so brazen that outside .-yea have been
turne i this way. The shame was deep
; enough at home without the shrieks
from abroad, but the shrieks have
thrilled and chilled the decent element
; In this State and the decent clement
j will save the day.
l.lnr on Everyday Word.
They have peculiar campaign
methods In South Carolina. All can?
didates for State orne?s travel about
like a threshing machine In harvest
time. They speak in every county. They
call each other liars and thieves, and
i when they begm to reach back toward
i the hlppccket. some police officer step:-.
between, and from the border of the
I crowd there comes a timid cry. "They
I arc going to shoot." Fortunate.y,
' they haven't shot yet. and the last big
I meeting will be hell here on Thurs
jday. Fearing trouble on the closing
j day. 100 officers will be sworn In to
' preserve order and to prevent blood
Two year- ago Biease was elected by
I less than 6,000 majority out of a total
i vote of 17."?(i. It might be proper to
] add in this connection?even If the
j statement will be challenged by liquor
i hating friends?that Biease was elect
led by the prohibitionists. Not that they
i voted for him. but they put up an out
I and out prohibitionist to oppose him.
j The result might have been expected
There Is no prohibition question before
j the people to-day. though Judge Jones
iwill get the support of the dry elu
I merit, and thousands of people who re?
fused to swallow n prohibition candl
j date and the platform on which he
Jones Put an Defensive,
I Jones, at best. Is weak. He does not
create any enthusiasm, The women
present him with gay bunches of
flowers, but the women can't vote, and
business men cannot howl as wildly
i as the hoodlums who stund by Biease,
I Jones got off to a bad start. Biease
. promptly put him on the defensive.
Twenty-two years a part of the Su?
preme Court, be had to defend and ex?
plain many decisions which came up
; on appeal. Tin- man who could have
defeat,,) Biease Without an elTort was
Richard 1. Manning?n brother-in-law,
by th, way, of Wyndham R. Meredith,
'of Richmond?but Manning, red-headed
I like Montague, -ha.l the interest of
' the people at heart and kept out Of
the race. Had he run, lie would have
divided the decent vote with Jones,
which would have put Biease for
ahead. So be stayed out. and the peo?
ple had to gel animated as best they
could when Jones Went to the front.
But even with Jones, the tight to?
day appears to have been won. Men
who have studied the situation with
the utmost care assert that joncs will
win by a majority which may run as
high as 30.000. That seems too wild.
More l ike 10,000.
There will be ho majority like that
It Will be nearer 10,000, but even a
i,Contlnutd on Third Page.)
Evidence of Schepps
PLANNED TO GET
RID OF ROSENTHAL
Testimony Regarded as Mate?
rially Strengthening Story That
Police Lieutenant Instigated
sion of Rose Is Also
Supported by Zelig.
New York. August 20?On evidence
unexpectedly strengthened by th.' tea
llmony of Sain Scherl'? and ?Jack"
Zelig, the East Side gang leader* tho
grand Jury to-day relndicted Tolle?
Lieutenant Becker for the murder of
Herman Itosenthal, and hauled down
diso the expected Indictments against
six of his alleged tools, the tour gun
nun accused of actually doing the
shooting. They are Jyi> the Blood''
und "Lefty Louie." who are t til I at
large; "Dago Frank" Clrofici and
"Whltey" Lewis, now in the Tombs;
Jack Sullivan, who is alb ged to have
given the "murder signal." and Wil?
liam Shapiro, driver of the "murder
Sam Schepps. who was bet?re the
Jury two hours, did more towards Im
j pi eating Becker In Hie murdei plot
than had been anticipated by District
Attorney Whitman, who expected to
j more than a corroboration Of the story
told by Jack Lose,
i Jack Zelig also supporte 1 Hose's
j story, it was learned Zelig told of
happenings before the murder, tend?
ing to snow the alleged determination
of Becker to get rid o; Itosenthal, ami
Schepps related events after the mur
d-r which pointed back to the police
officer's aiieced preparation to carry
out his determination
Kcheppa us Oo-Between.
Schopp.-, told the Jury, It was learn?
ed, that he acted as a go-between for
R and Becker, while Rose was in
hiding at the home oi Harry Hollok.
He also repeated his conversations
with Becker and Rose about tho mur
der, and it waa this testimony which
came as unexpected news to the grand
jury and the district attorney. The
prosecutor believes this evidence ma?
terially strengthened Rose's story that
Becker was instigator of the murder.
X.elln'-v testimony was a story of
how Becker nttemptr-t to get him into
his power and to take part in the
murder plot, All Zelig had to do witn
It. he said, was to recommend to Jack
Rose gunmen who would do the job."
How Becker "framed" him on th.j
I charge 0f carryine concealed weipor.s
was the gang-leaders first chapter,
und in support of his charge that
Becker's men ' planted" a gun on him.
five witnesses testified that Zelig.
when arrested tn an East Side restau?
rant, demanded that he be publicly
searched Th.- demand was refused.
Later Rose had come to him. Zelig
* said, and told him Beckci wanted
j H'jsent'.ial put out of the way, and
j would Zelig kindly furnish the men
I to kill him. In return Becker would
j have the charge against him quashed,
j Z< lig's reply, h. said, was that he
! would have nothing to do with tho
murder himself, but he did suggest the
names of men who would do the "Job.'"
The sum of J10.000 was then put up
with a surety company by Rose. Valiou
and Webber, for a bail bond releasing
Zelig. which, according to the witness,
he understood was by orders from the
More Bonk Deposits.
More of Becker s bank deposits came
] to light to-day. On .Apul 24 Becker
? deposited $2.000 in the Bank for Sav?
ings, bringing the total of the
j police officer's deposits to the neigh
. borhood of $'j'}.000.
Revived rumors that Becker was
i pre-pared to make a conf--s-!on w< re
! denied to-night by lohn F. Mclntyre, of
i his, counsel.
"Becker will not say a word of any
, kind to anybody in connection with his
j case until he takes the witness stand
j in his own defense," said the lawyer.
Becker aiKl his six co-defendants will
? he arraigned for pleading to the mur?
der charge to-morrow, and o:i ThUrs
! day the grand jury will reconvene to
? take up the graft feature- of the Rosen
i thai case.
i The grand jury voted unanimously
for the blanket indictment, hut refused
to return Indictments against Sam
schepps. Jack Rose, "Brldgle" Webber
? Harry VallOn and Louis Libby, who are
I being held as material witnesses.
i The indictment was handed up to
\ Judge Mulqtieen in tho Court of <1 n
j era! Sessions. The court set Thursday
next as the day for pleading,
j The indictment "f Lieutenant Becker
Is a superseding one; returned as a
1 precautionary measure because- of the
I contention of a Haw existing in the
? previous Indictment.
j After handing down the blanket In?
dictment the grand Jury adjourned un
' til Thursday, when it is expected that
j Indictments will be returned against
several police officers on charges of op?
pression and extortion, growing out ot
accusations made by "Big Jack" y.eiig,
Who appeared before the grand Jury
GEORGIA PRIMARY TO DAY
Democrats Will *elcci Candidates on
Atlanta. OS,, August 20.?Georgia
! Democrats to-morrow will select can
Id Ida tes on a State ticket from Cove:,
nor down to members of the General
Assembly. Friends of John M Slaton,
I.,.- Hill Hall and Hooper Alexander
claim success for their candidates in
the race for the governorship. Alex?
ander, Upon his entrance Into tlio ritco
0 few weeks ago. Injected the liquor
question into the campaign.
Many counties throughout the State
will vote upon complete county tickets,
other? confining tlielr attention to lo?
cal d'lfTeacnces, Candidates selected
lo-mbrrqw will enter the November
flections on the Democratic ticket.
Aged Salvation Army Commander Passes
Serious Accident During Mar?
shall N'otification Exercises
PARKER PRAISES NOMINEE
Vied-Presidential Candidate En?
thusiastically Received by
Indianapolls, Ind.. August 20?Five
rifci?jiir Were seriously Injured Uriel
forty were bruised and cut in the
collapse t.j a grandstand seating three
hundred In University place this after?
noon during the formal notification ol
Governor Thomas i:. Marshall, ? i his
nomination as Democratic candidate
for Vic.--President. The injured were
quickly carried into the Indiana Dem?
ocratic club nearby, or taken to hos?
pitals, and the notification ceremony
The grandstand had been Bet up on
the asp:.ait pa v.. hit nt directlj back bi
tne speaker's platform. Alton li. Par?
ker, of N,-w Vork, representing the
notification committee was in the
midst of Iiis undress wh, u the stand
swayed .mu sank slowly t,-. the Btreei,
and men and women in ihc sei.ts woro
piled together among the timbers of
Several thousand people, massed In
front of the speaker's p.at form crowd?
ed about the fallen stand and many
helped the unhurt to Scramble to their
feet and bore the Injured to lite club?
house where they were cared tor by
hurriedly summoned physicians,
Taggorl (Inlets Crowd.
Th unas Taugan. national commlt
tecman for Indiana quieted the crowd
by shouting tnax no one had been
seriously injured, and Mr. PuH;er went
on with his speech. He was followed
by Governor Marshall, accepting the
nomination. At the close of tho
Governor's address, the distinguished
guests of the Indiana Democratic Club
who had come for the ceremony were
taken to the Governor's homo In au?
tomobiles for a reception.
Seated In front of thu grand stand
when It fell was a row of men promi?
nent in national politics, among them
former vtee-President Charles w.
Fairbanks. Lewis Nixon, of New York,
U. S. Senator (3ore, of Oklahomu;
Thomas Taggart. Samuel M Ralston,
Democratic candidate for governor ol
Indiana, and W T. Purbln. Republican
Candida', for Governor The crowd
was listening intently to Mr. Parker
when the grand-stand, overburdened,
collapsed and a great shriek went up
from men an", women tumbling to?
gether among the parted planks and
Five rlerlously Injured.
The most seriously Injured are:
David Strousc, Rockvlllc, Indiana,
Mrs. H. B. Greene, Indianapolis, in?
I Joseph M. Itice, Cincinnati, foot in?
jured and fa;:e eul.
Mrs. J. Hnrlsock, Indianapolis, leg
I John Flaskamp. Indianapolis. Intern?
Those suffering from minor Injuries
were bruised or cut by broken boards
and many limped away on sprained
lodge Parker In his address, notify?
ing Governor Marshall of Ills nomina?
tion declared that th- records and
liv.-s of Governors Wilson and Mar?
shall gave ample surety that the
pledges of their party and th, lr pro?
mises to the people win I,,- faithfully
kept, lie contended that relief could
come only from the oletion of Wilson
and Marshall and a Democratic Con
grcss. lie said there was no possi?
bility of relief from either tin- RCptlb
llan "i- the Progressive parlies
Governor Marshall was received with
j enthusiastic applause when be re?
sponded to M:. Parker's address ten?
dering him tin vlce'-prosidcntlal nom?
flovernor Marshall's Speech,
Governor Marshall in his foirual
~ (Coiitlnuc-J on Second PaEcJ.
II SHEEN'S COORT
Evidence Shows Trafficking in
Votes Is GeiK-r.il Practice
in Lcc County.
NO SIGNS OF DISORDER
>rty-N inc Conies?, Accepting
Minimum Fine and
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Joneavllle, Vu? August Ju.?For two
J: --3 the courtroom .it Johesvilie has
neen one ot tno Luaiuat scenes itt tue
historj ol Lee County. Judge dlteun
outvied Uctlveij uitu thu 2iu und more
cases on the docket lui alleged elec?
tion briberies and election law viola?
tions. Convictions ami confessions se?
cured reveal mat Judge Skoen was not
?runt In his presumption that oondl
lions were serious in the county and
that a general r< novation was neces?
sary in oruer to break uj> corrupt prac?
Tno evidence thus far Shows that
trait Icking In mius has been a general
; practice in the count>. and that \a
'< nous subterruges have been adopted
!as a means or escaping all appearance
of direct purchases, the money hav?
ing been paid over indirectly and
0.-.I, u biy Tor purposes other than was
Six Convictions Secured.
As a result of trials during the two
days, six convictions were sec.ir. j. as
follows: Andrew Davis, thirty days Mi
Jail; Frank Davis, rorty dujs th prison;
Scott McCracken, tour months lit
prison. 'Doe" Burchett, ninety days In
prison. Behnlo Osborhe, lined ju'O;
Elijah Gihson. lined j100.
of the Indictments already ir.acte
and returned to court, forty-three have
been dismissed for various causes, the
most usual cause being t'n.it the party
Indicted had already bet n called to
testify before the grand jury, and was
therefore exempt from punishment un?
der the law. Forty-nine of the In
? I; ul have confessed und accepted
the minimum tine and have been dis?
franchised. Fifteen case:, have been
retired from the dockot on account
of the age or physical condition of
tne accused and Inability to do brought
to court, to Le allow..! to remain
' retired during good, behavior. Nihti j
.cases have been tried, resulting In six'
I convictions and three acquittals.
} There ar, still on the docket flfty
! six cases, whP.e six additional indict?
ments were returned by V.io grbnd jtry
lo-...y. All cases yet Oil t."tt: docket
have been continued with the eJTCi ptlon
of tweD i. which will be tried to-mor?
Commonwealth's Attorney Skaggs Is
being assisted by Jtidg.- ?. w. r- n
nlhgton. Skaggs Is n Republican and
Penhlngtdn Is a Democrat. The
Juries trying these cases are about
one-half Democrats and one-half Re?
Judge Skecn Is well pleased with the
outcome Of the prosecutions anel Un?
people are rejoicing In tin hope that
these trials and Investigations win
put a stop to vnte-M-lllng and vote
buying In election:'. Stories were ,-tr
Cttlated th.tt th, re was danger of
bloodsh.d and resistance on the part
of the accused and political sym?
pathisers, hut those stories never had
any foundation. In fact. The special
I term In session bus been Just as niilet
as the ordinary court trying civil
eases, and there hnj> not been exhi?
bited n single evidence of Ill-temper
on the part of any person.
f.'oplete i.1st ?f Cases.
Following Is a full list of the cases
showing those i hat h.iv, been dlsfran
? chlsed, those who have confessed, the
leases that have been retired and the
j ca-*cs which have been tried and found
guilty, and those that have been tried
I and nccjuitli d:
Dismissed?W. Wl.?... >. N und?
ersoil. Slmort Stewart, it. m Flonor,
John Morris. Charles Tritt. I.e.- Par
sons. Sam N'ewmhn, T. I, Page, J, I".
~" (Continued on second Pago.]
LEADER IS DEAD
Passes Away at Home
HIS SON PROBABLY
WILL SUCCEED HIM.
Successor Nominated Several!
Years Ago by Commander-in- }
Chief, but Identity Is Kept
Secret?Interment in West?
minster Abbey Not Re?
garded as Probable.
London. August 20?The Rev. Wil?
liam Booth, general and commander-.
In-chlcf of the Salvation Army, passed)
away at 10:13 o'clock to-night. lle^
was born In Nottingham In 1S2S.
Tne Veteran Salvation Army leader
was unconscious for forty-eight hours
previous to his dexth. The medical
bulletins had not revealed the serious?
ness of the general's condition, whiclt
tor a week past, it is now admitted*
j Twelve weeks ago General Booth un?
Iderwent an operation for the removal
of a cataract in his left eye. For two
days aft.-r the operation indications
justitled the hope of the general's re?
covery. Then, however, septic poison
...i. Si t in, and from that time. w.'th
the exception of occasional rallies, Uta
patient's health steadily declined. The?
general recognized that the end waa
near and often spoke ot his work as
Throughout the coinnuindeT-in-chiefn
Illness his son, Bramwell Booth, eitler
of staff of the army, and Mrs. Bram?
well Uooth gave their unremitting at
j tentlon to hint, both day and night.
The aged evangelist died at nls res?
idence, the Rookstone. Hadleywood,
some eight, miles from London, where
he had been confined to his bed ever
since the operation.
Question of >tiece??or.
Public interest now centres in tho
question ot a successor to tho lato com?
mander. Under the constitution of the
Salvation Army the general nominated
his successor. Thai General Booth dt>l
several years ago, placing the name in
a sealed envelope, which was deposi?
ted with the Salvation Army's lawyers,
with instructions' that it should not bo
opened until after Iiis dntth. Wi"
: itObOdy Knows what name the envelope,
incloses, the general belief among the
Salvation Army is that it will proyo
; to be that of Bramwell Booth, who for
thirty years has been Its chief of statt.
Where General Booth win bo ouried
j has not yet been decided. While every
English member of the Salvation Army
Is convinced that no man was moVa
worthy of Interment in Westminster
Abbey. It is hot expected this honor
will be awarded to General Booth by
tile abbey authorities. It Is tho general
belief that the commander-iii-cntot's
: last resting pltee will bo ulcngslno
, that of his wife, who twenty-one years
I ago was burled in Abney Talk, Stoke
! Almost the last words of General
' Boolii were uttered just before ha lOBt
' consciousness lie was referring to
; God's promises and, speaking with
! great difficulty, said: "They are sure?
they are sure?if you will only be
It is j robable the obsequies will ln
j elude the lying in state for several
j days at Congress Hall. Clapton, follow -
j cd by a big memorial service, and a
. procession from London to Abney
Messages <?t !?? innulby.
"We have received messages of
sympathy from all over the world,
I snowing tho very great affection to
i wards General Booths" said Bramwell
Uooth this evening.
Bramwell Bootu specially inentionuil
.John Wanamakcr's message, which
"Farewell to thee, who never thought
of thyself, but only of others."
Colonel Hitching said that up to
Si lurdny General Booth showed BOllcl
j l?de for the work of the army. Ho
Inquired about the progress being
made in America and India, and spe
claiii about the welfare of the officer
j sent to China to report on the possi
i billty of commencing work there.
I "We had not expected the end qulto
so soon," Colonel Hitching continued.
! "The general died very peacefully and
quietly. Without tile slightest strug
| gle. I think tho operation may have
accelerated death, but I do not be?
lieve. . was the cause of his demise.
I think perhaps the disappointment
following the nonreturn of the gen?
eral's sight was a greater strain upon
'.him than the operation Itself, He was
very buoyant until three weeks ago,
[when a change for the worse occurred.
After that time he gradually sank."
Starting bis career alone as a soap?
box presicher In th,- slums of Notting?
ham. England, at the age of lifted)
years. William Booth ended it at eighty
four as head of an a ruff i millions
of Salvationists scatter! througnJ
fifty-four countries, ,
He fought many real battlon in the
slums of London and often ?jj In peril
of losing bis Ufa in the cause, but
With those who t allied to his support
he formed the nucleus of his great
movement, which was first given the
name of tho "Christian Mission."
The present Salvation Army wa?
never foreseen nor was the name dclib
cratclj chosen by any one. Mr. Booth
was dictating to a stenographer when
he used th" words. "The Christian Mis?
sion Is a volunteer army." When ho
looked ovet Iho paper lat r ho substi?
tuted "salvation" for "volunteer," as
the stronger word, and the phrase
? inn k lire among Iiis mission w orkers,
who seised the militant spirit trom It.
So great was General Booth's faculty
for handling and Inspiring men that
it . to Second. l'uge.J.