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Governor Dix, of New
York, Will Also Join
SPEAK AT FAIR
Reviews Parade of Hudson
, County Democratic Association
and Spends Afternoon in Se?
He Will Not Make Race
Syracuse. N, Y.. September 11.?Cov
rrnor Wood row V.'i ,n and Charles
F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hali.
?ire scheduled to meet In Syracuse to?
morrow for the first time since the
N?w Jersey executive was nominated
for the presidency. Present also at
the meeting, which will be Informal,
will be Governor John A. Dlx
Governor Wilson and Governor Dir.
are to deliver addresses at the State
Kalr. whl^ Mr. Murphy Is here to at?
tend the meeting to-morrow of the
Democratic State Committee.
The meeting o? the State comm'ttce
was called for the purpose of naming 1
two presidential electors at large, and J
s'.lectlng the temporary chairman of
.the Democratic State convention, which
will bo held in Syracuse October i
Leaves for *>> raeuse.
New Tork.. September 11 ?Governor
Wilson, of New Jersey, 'ft late to?
night for Syracuse, wh?re he has en?
gagements t?-rnprr?w He will speak!
lust at the State Pair and later Will
center with the Democratic county
chairman and members of the Demo-j
cratlc State Committee. lie will re- !
tuin tM-mo.-; ow night.
After reviewing the parade of the]
li ison County Democratic Associa?
tion of Jersey City to-day. Governor
V.ilson spent the late afternoon In se
h in Nt w York, asking the re
When he boarded the train to-night I
. said hi had spent the evening with
his brotheri Joseph ... Wtls.n. In nt
The candidate was not generally
recognized by th< audleh <?. and 6S he
left hurriedly when the curtail. weht
down ? tied eny demonstration.
William G. McAdoo, acting chair-1
man > f the Democratic National <"'oru
mitt'ec, and Not man 1* Mack, were at
the station to accomiany the Gover
G?vernor Wilson reviewed the parade,
of the. Hudson <'oui:i> Dem crattc As-j
H?eiatlbh here at hooh. As the marchers]
passed the stand they cheered the Cjov
ernor. Ait. tht parade had gone, by
the crowd Which tilled the streets
injA>ed around the stand when tho.
Governor ?.tood and called '.<??: a speech.)
The Governor made a brief response, j
The:?, is so much to create enthus-,
lasm now." he said, "that It is very
easy to make a speech. There was a
time, i dare sir. when we had to pump'
hard to s^t enthusiasm in the expecta-'
tlon of victory, but now we don"t hive'
to pump at all. because wo are op the
right side. We are all .absolutely
United. We are all working together;
In the right direction."
The Governor went over to New)
York, and to a hotel there. Later in]
the day he was to visit national head-]
quarters and greet the employes.
Announcement bj McAdoo.
New York. September 11.?William G
McAdoo. vice-chairman of the Dem?
ocratic National Committee, In a state?
ment to-night asked that his name be
eliminated in connection with the Dem?
ocratic nomination for the goveror
shlp of New York State Und declared
that linder no circumstances c >uld he
entertain the nomination.
Plana trip n Week.
Philadelphia. Pa.. September lie?
Governor Woodrow Wilson, while tray- j
cling from Atlantic City to Jersey City |
to-day, drew the distinction between .i
campaign "tour" and ''trip." Karller
'In the campaign the G ?vernor had an?
nounced that lo would make no
"speaking tour' of the country, but
would till a number of engagements
on particular occasions.
"The difference." said the ?andtd?ta
with a smile, "Is that a tour no ans a
sweep of an entire SeCtisn of the conn- !
try. while a trip is simply going to a
certain*place or number ?l places and
coming back h ?ine again. It's lust like
a baseball game. I take a trip aro ihd
the base, make a hohl? ion and step
up to th. pi.a.- again .it't.-r a little rest
and make some more runs. It Isn't like
a track meet, where you arc running
Of ?und nil the time. That's a tour "
Tho Governor said that when he re-1
turned front his inst Western trip,
September 23. ho would rest a fe\vi
days and then start on another. Il<
plans to make oik- trip every week uh-|
til tin- end of the campaign. His first
Western trip is to begin September 1 <;,;
ami win end September .:;, at Scran
ton, Pa., when the Pennsylvania Stute]
t'eniocratlo candidates are notified of
their nominations The next day the.
Governor will go to his home at Prlnce-j
ton to vote In tho New Jersey prim-]
aides for United States .Senator.
Governor WISsoii was literally upl
with the sun to-day. He look a tralnj
nt 7:45 o'clock at Atlantic City, when
he spoke lnst night before the United]
Spanish War yet er ans, going to Jer?
sey City to review the Hudson i.'ountyj
Democratic Association's parade.
BVKItV M SHAY iv SKIT KM ItKIt,
r. A i?. Sunday Outings. round trip
Norfolk and Seaside. Three trains: S:30, 9:2D|
. A. M. and 12 nonn.
Several Cars Placed
Upon Bridge and
Set on Fire.
ARE TORN DOWN
Campa Threatens to Destroy All
Southern Pacific Equipment and
Property Unless Company
Quits Transporting P'ederal
Troops?Aqua Prieta Centre
of Threatened Trouble.
Kogulez, Ariz. .September 11.?Ttv
Southern Pacific passenger train which
left here for West Coast points at 11
o'clock to-day whs tK<i up by rebels,
linder ISmillo Campa; at Quijano, thirty
rnll<-? south of Nogales, and partly de?
The first intimation that rebelii w.-re
In tip- vicinity wns a. volley of Shots
f.rrd .it the engine, and, obeying the
Implied command, the engineer brought
the train to a stop Campa hlmrel!
boarded the train, and with an exhibi?
tion of extreme deference explained to
the passengers that they would not be
Aft.- taking what few arms and
cartridges there were aboard tlie train.
th?- rebels compelled the engineer to
run the train to Aguazarca., where
there was a bridge. The mall, baggage
and second-class car? were plared upon
the bridge and vet ?n fire Telegraph
wires w, re tied to the engine and torn
down w.ien the train started.
News1 of the h.,id-up was brought
her to-night hy six members of the
crew of the train, who made the trip
to Negates on a hand car A switch
engine wsf Immediate^ dlspati ed
south to bring back the passengers and
coaches r.ot burned. Ali the baggage
of. the passengers ?.u burned.
Campa sent word h;. this returning
tialn that he ir.i.-.-ided to continu'i
ho ith and take possession of H>rmostl
lo, the eapltal of sor.ora, on September
IS, M< xlrar, Independence day. Me no
titled the Southern Pacific officials tha;
he w. ild njrn every bridge stati ..
and piece rf equipment unless tho
company quit tran.-portlng Federal
\?run Prieta Threatened.
f'o iKlas. Ariz. Sejptember 11.?Agua
Prieta; the little Mexican town across
the border from Douglas, which fig?
ure.; ,prominently In the Madero
revolution appears to-night to be the
?er.tre upon which Mexican rebels in
Northern Sonora will concentrate in an
effort to secure a port of entry.
Despite an ultimatum sen; up by An?
tonia Rojas esrly to-day that he would
attaeVc th-.- town unless It was sur?
rendered by s o'clock to-morrow.
Federal officers were on the. alert to?
night, believing that an effort would
be made to take the town before the
time limit stipulated in the ultimatum.
Lieutenant-Colonel Begne. in command
of th< small garrison of Agua Prieta.
said he could <lef'r.d the town .?-uc
cessfully if a cOrriniand of 4d0 Yaqui
Indians, under eneral Sanjines. a: -
rived to-r.lght from .Tuaier.. as ex?
pected. Although it was announced
that the Agua Prieta garrison com?
prised several hundred men Bogne'S
command number? few more, than loO.
Late to-day the soldier.' were ap?
portioned fifty ext.a rounds of am?
munition ir. addition to the full belts
they have been carrying. Outposts were
thrown about the town, but at night
fall there was no sign of the advanc-j
ing rebels. i
oitleliit Records Removed.
Douglas, Ariz.. September 11.?All
ijTli ii records wer- removed from
Agua Prieta and brought across to
Douglas to-day. and many women and
children wfre sent to this side of the!
line In anticipation of an attack not j
later than to-morrow noon.
Reports were received latt to-djiy
by th? Federal commander at Agua I
Prieta that the combined rebel forces ;
of Inez Salazar, Antonio Hojas and
Rafael campa were advancing towardj
the international line front three di- ,
reetior.s. - Salazar, whose movements
Have been paralleled by United States
cavalry on the American side, reached '
a point about eighteen miles southeast
\oi In Hands of Rebels.
Marfa, Texas. September n.?Con?
tradicting ear!.-.- reports that OJInaga,
Mexico, across the border from Pre
Sldlo, Texas, had been taken by the
rebels, ah official dispatch to-night to
the Mexican consul here States that
Federal troop's are still In possession
Of the little city, although General
Sanchez and ISO of his men abandoned
the town and crossed the border into
The report that the eity had fallen
came with the restoration this evening
of telephonic communication to Pre
ftldlo, interrupted as a result of a se?
ver, rirln storm. According to to?
night's information. Sanchez, when he
crossed to Presidio, left |0i.n of Iiis
? oium.iud, tinder I.Icon and Tino, to
defi nd the eity, and the little band is
lighting gallantly, although short of
ammunition. According to an eyewitness
of tlx battle, who arrived from Pre?
sidio late to-day, the rebel loss has
In en heavy. Repeat, d Charges up the
lull leading to OJInaga, he declares,
were met by a withering fl'rc from the
Federal trenches, and the attacking
forces, driven hack to th ? foot of the
hill, left their dead and wounded lying
on the open plain.
< unilltlnnH In South .serlou?.
Washington, September II.?-Reports
from the South of Mexico to-day indi?
cate serious conditions there. Renewed
rebel nctivltl is reported from Quana
Juto Mlchoacan and Jalisco, wher.
there are dally engagements between
tin Federals and the rebel bands. The
rebels ar,- said to show increasing
There in a possibility that the Mcxi
(Continued on Second Cage.)
Warrant for Iiis Arrest
Will Be Served
HOME IS GUARDED
Will Not Be Taken Into Custody
Until He Arrives in New York
This Morning?Lawyer Ap?
pears Nonchalant and Says
He Is Ready for
New York, September 11.?Calmly
smoking a cigar on the porch of his
home, Lawyer Burton A Gibson, at
Hutherford. N. ! . awaited the arrival
of Sheriff vyllilam c. DaGraw. of
'.'range County, N Y. with a warrant
for his arrest oh th*. charge of murder
In the first u.-nr"
The warrant was issued late to-day
in Middletown, N. Y" It charged Gib?
son with h.v Ing causerj the deatih of
his rlb-nt, Mrs. Rosa Menschlk Szabo,
who was drowned July 16, while boat?
ing with the lawyer on Greenwood
Lake, N. Y
The warrant was granted by .lud?e
H'-rt.ert C RoVce, of Middletown. N. Y.,
after District Attorney Hogers had
latd before him information Indicating
that Mrs, SzAbo had come to her death
as a result of strangulation Instead of
When told by newspaper men that
-r.? r.i? : ?e'lraw wa.- his way to ar?
rest him either to-night or to-mor?
row morning, Gibson did not appear
?.?? be. alarmed. "I will b'- very glad to
see him," he said, without a change of
expression, "either h'-re to-r.'.rht or at
my office in New York to-morrow
morning. It will make no difference
"If the sheriff attemptM to arrest
you here, would you waive extradition
, r. lings?'' he wa t asked
"Why, certainly l would. I'm not a
fool. I'm rendy fur them any time they
want me "
lie ml? nt \ n> I Imp.
When told later that It was planned
not to arrest him until his arrival In
N.w York to-morrbWj the lawyer
smiled, and aftejr putting nonchalantly
at his cigar for a moment, taio; 'All
right. 1 11 h' ta. re at the usual time."
Gibson then took his four-year-old
daughter upon his knee and requested
interviewers "not to bother him any
Th" little girl, not cnpnble of under
derstandlng the serious charge over
Ihanglng her father, kissed him ?ffec
[tionately anl Legan to sing him a
I Tue lawyer's home, to which he had
returned after a day spent In his office :
t':.!.- city; was guarded to-night by
private detectives, employed by the,
Austrian consulate, which instituted
the investigation of Mrs. Szabo's $10.
000 will, leading to the bringing of
the murder charge to-day. The de-j
te lives had ready in front of the
house a hlg*.i-power?d automobile In
case the lawyer should make any at- ,
tempt to escape.
The autopsy performed or) the ex- j
humed holy of the Szabo woman!
showed that the witidwlpe was |
wrenched out of place, and that the
superficial appealanee of the Internal j
organs was suc.i as to cause the sur?
geons to retain them for both micro- I
SC?ptc examination and chemical \
Coroner's Physician Otto Schultze. of j
New York County, who made the mi- j
croseopiea) and chemical examination '
in the case of Mrs. Szabo, was sum- !
Iir.oned to-day to Middletown. N. Y . j
where h* appeared before Judge R?jyce 1
to give testimony before a warrant
was Issued for Gibson Dr. Schultj-.e's
testimony was necessary under the. law
before a warrant is issued.
Hied from Strangulation.
The physicians wuo performer! the j
autopsy. It was said, were agreed that
Mrs. Szabo's larynx was found to be
Bo crushed and forced up Into her I
throat that it would have kept any:
water from entering her lungs, so
that she must har e died from Strangu
lation and not drowning.
Private detectives claimed to-,iay to
have made Important discoveries In
the case In locating the two Mrs. Men.
schlks, who say they were approached
about th* time of Mrs. Szabo's death
by a man representing himself as a
iawyer and telling them that he could
put them in the way of obtaining an
? ?state that was left to them. When
he spoke of signing papers the women
in both cases demurred.
Officials of the Austro-Itungarlan
consulate here made an investigation
In the Szabo case and allege that Gib?
son. In asking for the probate of the
Szabo will, leaving an estate of $13,000,
asserted that Mrs. Szabo's mother, Mrs.
Menschlk. was still alive, and to sup?
port that statement Gibson produced a
waiver of citation signed by the sup?
posed mother. Dr. Fischerauer, the
Austro-Hungarivn vice-consul, alleges
that Mrs. Menschlk Is dead.
I,en ? es \\ it Ii \\ arrnnl.
Middletown. N. V. September 11.?
Deputy S'herlff DeGraw left to-night
for New York with a warrant for the
arrest of Lawyer Gibson, named in the
Szabo ease. The warrant charges mur.
j der In the first degree. Deputy De?
Graw had Instructions not to go to
; Gibson's home In New Jersey to-night
to make an arrest, but to await and
I take Gibson Into custody at his office
] in N#w York City to-morrow.
I Baldwin will lie Itenomlnated.
j Hartford, Conn., September 11.?
[Looking forward to the renomlnation
to-morrow of Governor Simeon E.
I Baldwin, the only Democratic Gover?
nor of Connecticut in elchteen years,
delegates to th.- Democratic state con?
vention gathered in Foot Guard Hall
I to-night. Homer S Cumniings, tho
national eommittheomnh. who ad?
dressed the convention, aroused t lie
assemblage to enthusiastic cheers..
The convent'on to-morrow win name
presidential electors, and- Governor
Baldwin will be nominated by nccla
Woman Who Was Strangled to Death and Her Attorney,
Now Charged With Murder?His Home, Which is Guarded
BL'Itl ?in \\ . GUI SOX.
(Copyright, American Press Afs'n i
NOLAN IS LIKELY
10 LOSE HIS JOB
Diplomat Accused by Girl Prob?
ably Will Not Bo C. ivcn
STATE DEPARTMENT WAITS
Other.-, in Service Threaten to
Quit If Accused Man
Washington. September li._Harry
E Nolan, held In New York under 52.
500 hall, for the alleged abduction of
Marlon McVicker Foster, a slxtecn
year-old girl, will probably never re?
ceive his commission as secretary of
the United States legation to Panama:
Other members of the Diploma tic brpi
say they would refuse to serve longer
if Nolan were to be glvcii his com?
mission after his arrest In New York.
Nolan lived In Washington for a
time after Iiis appointment had been
confirmed by the Senate. He was or?
dered to report to the Statr Depart?
ment for instructions, but failed to
do so. despite the fact that he was
living in Washington. He has not
taken the .oath of office, and. there?
fore, is not un the pay roll.
The state Department will take no
aggressive action until after they have
made a full Investigation of the case.
This will be undertaken within a short
Nolan occupies an anomalous posi?
tion, being nominated and confirmed
for a position which he has not ofll
Ctally accepted and in connection with
which he has rendered no services
nor drawn pay.
It 1." ?-ss-m:al that the high reputa?
tion of the Diplomatic Corps be main?
tained. Tliis consideration, which is
of international importance may weigh
heavily against Nolan.
Will Assist Ills Son.
New York, September 11.?John H.
Nolan, of Chicago, arrived here to-day
to a.-sist his son. Harry E, Nolan, re?
cently appointed secretary to the
United States legation iu Panama, who
is at liberty under $1,000 bond charged
with the abduction of sixteen-year-old
Mr. Nolan's first act upon Iii? arrival
was to call at the Florence CrtttentOn
Mission, where he held a short talk
with the glri. He appeared In a cheer?
ful frauu of mind after the conver?
sation and told newspaper men that
Miss McVicker Impressed him as being
a nice young woman
The elder Nolan said he would help
the authorities In seeing that the girl
is safely placed aboard a steamship
for Scotland, for which country the girl
was bound from Norfolk, Vi., when
Fhe fell in with Nolan on an Old Do?
The hearing will tike place on Sep?
STURLY ,3 NOMINATED
Becomes (.'nndldntc of Connecticut Re?
publicans for fiovernnr.
Hartford. (Mm, September II.?I. P
Sturly wlis nominated on the thud
ballot for governor by the Republican
state convention here this afternoon,
here were four candidates, Including
Lieutenant-Governor Blakeslec. Sena?
tor. Peck, of Dnnbury, was nominated
for Lieutenant-Clovernori 0. it Carl?
son, of Mlddletown. for Secretary of
Stale, and Walt.r Holmes, of Waler
btiry, for Treasurer.
Warm indorsement of the Taft ad
mlnlstratlon was a feature of the plat?
form .nlopti-il by the convention. The
President's administration wav?>char?
acterised as "one of unostentatious
hut continuous ndc ompllshmont, that
in its closing year finds tho country
at the he'ghi of prosperity."
The Tail tariff board plan was In?
dorsed, and tin- party pledges Itself
to find a way to .secure loans on farm
sjiroperty and to advance agricultural
interests, as w,-ll as to the action of
an aduquaie Workmen's compromise
MRS, ROSA ME.VSCHIK SZADO.
GIBSON'S HOME AT RUTHERFORD, If. .T.
DELAY OF WIH
II BECKER TRIAL
Stay Granted So That Commis?
sioner Can Go to Hot Springs
Now Vor? September 11?Instead of
heilig called to trial to-morrow as the
llrist to bi prosecuted lor the Ro?en
thai rhur?er, Hollen Lieutenant Charles
Becker has won nearly a. month's de?
lay of the ordeal.
Justice Bischoff, of the Supreme
Court, to-duy granted th? application
of John W. Mclntyre, counsel for tho
indicted policeman, for a stay until
Monday. October 7.
The reason for the stay ts to allow
the appointment of a commission of
one or three persons to go to Hot
Springs. Ark., to take testimony which
Is said to bo valuable to Beekcr's de?
fense. This testimony has to do with
Sam Schopps, the alleged paymaster of
the murderers, who. after his arrest
at Hot Springs. Is declared to have told
various p i s >ni that Docker had noth
Ing to do with the Rosenthal murder.
There were, reports to-night that
District Attorney Whitman might go
before Justice Qoft to seek an order
vacating the stay, and for proceeding
with the trial, ti.it the district attorney,
on learning of Justice Blschoff's action,
refused to make known what he would
do until he v,ms served with the order.
"I am ready to try Becker." was all
that Mr. Whitman would say
To-night Ou- district attorney's
office received a telegram front
Douglas llotchklss. of Hot Springs,
stating that alligations concerning
him in Mr. Mclntyres motion to-day
The message addressed to "The Dis
i r i I Attorney." read:
??1 hive made no affidavit In effect
that Schopps here exculpated Beeker.
and have reason to believe no others
mad, theni, Refute any such ailescd
"Dt '1 111.AS HOTCHKISS."
It is understood that the district
.?it moy will send representatives to
il.>t springs to take the affidavits of all
tile three men ment'oneil by Mr. Mc?
lntyre. Should these bear out the
postmaster's telegram the district at?
torney win present them before some
hupreme Court Justice and ask that
the order granting a stay in the Beck?
er trial be vacated on the ground that
I! was bused on an application made In
Beeker's Counsel In Hot Springs.
Hot Springs. Ark . September 11.?Q.
D. Burns, representing counsel for Po?
lice Lieutenant Becker, has beop in
Hot Springs, it became known to-day
|..r th, past week, trying to get alfi
davlts from persons to whom Sam
Schopps, one of the witnesses in the
Rosehthal e.is,. talked. Schopps was
rested here August io. He u.ft hero
August 15 for New York.
While Barns will not make any state?
ment, tt Is understood lie lias been
. i.deavnrlng to ?et statements tending
to show that Schopps expressed belief
thai Becker whs tho victim of a con?
Two Injured In Wreak,
Mnoon, (la, September IK-j?Uwo
trainmen were slightly Injured to?
night win n tiie iMoayunc (express of
the tle^rgJil Railroad, running from
Augusta Ha., to this city, was derailed
near Sparttc, G?. Tin- onglho, tender
and baggage ear left the track, but
the passenger coaches remained on tho
rails. , ...
10 COVER CHINA
Peking Government Supports Dr.
Sun Yat Sen's Program for
Peking. September It.?The project
for a si"?--.it system of Chinese railways
which holds the foremost plnc? in Dr.
Sun Yat Sen's program for the mod?
ernization of China, has commanded
the support of the Peking government,
and may involve a great extension of
I the privileges of foreigners in the
1 country, with possibilities of an Im?
mense Increase In China's foreign
trade. The government has author?
ized Dr. Sun Tat Sen to establish a
i corporation to carry out a system of
! national railways covering territory
, 70,000 miles In extent.
Mixed Chinese and foreign companies
1 will be granted concessions throughout
I China proper for periods of about forty
I years, after which time the lines are
to revert to China.
Similar concessions are to be given
to foreigners for the intermediate dis?
tricts, hut the. railroads in the frontier
provinces will be under exclusively
Chinese control, and will be financed
through for.-lgn loans apart from the,
Dr, Sun Yat Sen's proposals, which,'
however, are thus tar without govern?
ment sanction, include the opening of
the whole of China proper to foreign
residents nnd enterprise, foreigners to
bo amenable t<, Chinese laws, through
special courts. I
Loan to < hlnn.
The French. German and American
Links will participate with Lloyd's
hank In the new loan to China of
t.'.o.?tin.no?. the acreemeni f..r which
recently was signed. The terms of
this agreement Included the starting
of a bank having its head oflioe in |
London, with a prominent English rtn
ander as chairman of the board of
directors, and a subordinate board at
Peking, The bank Is to be capitalized
at $10,000,000, half of which will be
subscribed by Chines.. Yuen Shi Kal
proposes 10 give Dr. Sun Yat Sen 30,
000 tnels, ($20.0001 monthly to pro?
mote his scheme of railways through?
out Chins, and the provisional assem?
bly Is expected to agree to this. Dr.
Sun proposes to borrow abroad, giving
the railways as security until the pro- i
tits will pay the loans, whereupon the
lines will become government property
President Yuan has invited each pro?
vincial governor to send three repre?
sentatives to a conference to be held
it Peking, hoping to persuade them
of the net esalty of a strong central
covernment, the Inter-provlnclal ties
now being Insecure.
Tnft Poses for Movlea,
Beverly, Mass., September 11.?Pres?
ident aft posed for the moving picture
men to.day lie planted a hickory tree
while the shutters whirred off liiin
dreds 01 tv, t of til ri and sat with Mrs.
Taft on the \e.wida of Piirrnmatta
while th.- ma bines wert Po|ntiod at
him, and tli.-n leurhel to-night that
it nil inusi be done over again. A
jigh, fall Of min and overcast skies
spoilt the films. Another try will be
made to-morrow if the weather is
Floyd and Claude Allen
Will Pay Penalty in
IS THE DATE SET
Motion for New Trial Is Over?
ruled, but It May Be Renewed
Later?Prisoners Show No
Emotion as They Hear Fate?
ful Words Spoken by
Jud^e Staples. *
[Special to The Times-Dispatch, 1
Wytheyllle. v? . September 11.?
Floyd Allen, the iender of the Allen
??lan wvtlch shot up the HUlsvlllu
Courthouse In Carroll County on March
11 last. when Judge Thornton 1..
Massle'i Commonwealth's Attorney
Wlll'ani Foster and Sheriff Lewis
I Webb lost their lives, was to-day sen?
tenced to di. in (he ei.-ctri.- cKalr at
Hlchihond oh November -- He was
convicted of killing Commonwealth's
Attorney Foster. Claude Alien, who
wits convicted of killing Sheriff Wei h,
anil who was convicted of second-de?
gree murder in connection with the
death of Prosecutor tfoiteh was also
sentenced to die on the same date is
his father Sentence was pronounced
at noon by .ludire Waller II. Staples,
of Itoanoke. who has presided over th i
I The sentence will he carried out
I unless (lie Supreme Court grants the
i m -n new trials
I The condemned men received their
sentence with the same stoicism which
?aas characterized th*lr conduct from
the time of the'r arrest.
Motion I- Overruled.
Judge Staples ov rrttled .1 motion for
a new trial, but the motion may be
f.Miewed latei- in t'r.e term on the
ground of certain threat- reaching u
Juror tief ore the verdict In the Floyd
Allen case was reached.
The prisoners stood up while ills
Judge Imposed the sentence. Floyd
supported hirns?lf wit-. :ii - crutches,
and was dfeply but silently moved.
Claude was apparently unconcerned
During the adjournment of the Jury
for dinner after (he crowd had left
tho courthouse Judge Stiplcs had
Floyd and Claude Allen brought .Into
court and he 'sentenced them to
death, fixing November as the date
of electrocution. Floyd said be did
not iti'in to defy the law and Mad
"nothing nuulnst then, over there ex?
cept Dexter Road." arid that he wns
i.oin^ to take Iii- sentence as liest he
In the rase nsratnst Victor Allen evi?
dence was continued on minor points
and as to character The prisoner's
1 little children were in court to-day
t sitting around their father. They, of
I course, do not Appreciate conditions,
j but they presented ft pathetic incident
i In the trial. The evidence will be con.
! eluded to-morrow, when argument will
.indue Pronounces Sentence,
; Judge Staples, In pronouncing the
! death sentenc- on Floyd and Claude
''Each of you ha? by a grand Jury of
your county been charged with the
murder of four men and one woman as
the result of one plan and purpose for
j the murder of one of these men. You
I have been separately tried and con
: vlcted. A court of Justice sitting for
the enforcement of law and protection
1 of society has been In one brief rho
; ment almost entirely destroyed. That
this was done by you and your asso?
ciates has not been and could not have
1 been denied.
"The Judge a man pure in character
and stadfast In purpose incapable of
wrong toward any man. was shot
three times, where he sat helpless arid
undefended. The attorney for the
Commonwealth, fearless In his vigor?
ous prosecution of one of you. was
shot live times. The sheriff In the act
of taking you, Floyd Alien, into custo.
dy, was shot six times, falling where
he stood, when your defiance of tlu>
law was uttered. One Juror was shot
In his seat These four and one
woman were the persons killed. A
second Juror was shot as ho retreated,
and the clerk was shot very near to his
desk It was all done In less than a
moment of time; done, by you and
your associates, done with a quick?
ness and an accuracy of aim and ac?
tion Impossible to men acting under
the impulse of surprise. Yet the law
which has suffered so great an Outrage
has. out of regard for her own In?
herent principles of right and Justice,
ac< orded each of you a patient and
unbiased hearing, has extended to yoti
every protection, has made available
to yon every safeguard, has yielded to
you Upon every point of doubt or pos?
sible mistake, lias submitted the ques?
tion of your guilt separately to Juries
of your fellow-citizens. who have
heard With patience every statement
and contention offered In excuse ur
mitigation .<t this terrible accomplish?
livers Mil for Defense.
The whole power of the Common?
wealth has been placed at your dis?
posal to compel the attendance of each
and every witness who might sp< ik
to any fact favorable to your defense.
"Your array of counsel, with ability
excelled m'.y by their untiring zeal and
r.:,bitty, have presented with force and
eloquence every factor In fore- Which
might favor your vindication, and with
the result that, as to each of you,
twelve patient, honest, conscientious
g< ntiemen have unanimously concurred
in th'e conclusion that there is no rea?
sonable doubt as to any fact necessary
to establish your guilt, and that the
acts wliereby these honored and faith?
ful officers of the law Were destroyed
In the discharge of their duty were of
your plan, your purpose and your de?
liberate accomplishment. Trie evidence
overwhelmingly sustains these verdicts.
"You. Floyd Allen, were in the - cus?
tody of the law when ordered to jail.
You uttered ypiir defiance of its au?
thority, such ft defiance as was never
before heard of In a Virginia court,
such a defiance as must have stunned,
" (Continued on Second Page.)