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THE TIMES FOUNDED 1M6.
THE D1HPATCH FOUNDED 1K0.
WHOLE NUMBER, 19,389.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JUNE 22,1913.
THK UKATRRR Tn.niv
Syracuse Oarsmen Give
Biggest Surprise of
AS SURE WINNER
With Eights of Ithacans and Col
umbia Lashing Down River,
Brow to Brow, Syracuse Be
gins Great Drive, Which
Sends Shell First Over
Syracuse Is Victor
V A It S IT V KII.IIT-OVIIKI) RACK.
Sjrni'iinr, llrnts Cornell, Kecond;
Wuxlil UK tun, third; \\ iNconslii,
fourth; I nltitnlilii. fifth; IVniiHyl
>11II In. Hixlli.
The ollli'lnl tlmr?Syrnriinc,
It-.' ; Cornell, 1II :Tl 1 ; Washing
ton, 11> :It:t: Wisconsin, lOt.'Mii Co
liinitilii. I -n; Pennsylvania,
I'HKSHMAN i:H;ilT-OA lli;i> It A <' K.
Cornell, llrnt; WlHi'nnilti, Krt'oinl)
S yriicune. third; PciinHyl viinln,
fourths t'olumhlii, llfth.
'I'lir ollli'liil 11 tin-?t'ornrll 10:01 4-5;
Wisconsin, IO;(?7 -l-.l; Syracuse,
IO:14 .'l-.1l I'mnK) Ivntiln, IO:-."?
\AIIMTV KOI lt-OAIti:i? It A ('!?*.
t oruell, Ilml; I'eti n ??> 1 * ?? nln, see
nnil; ( oliimliln, thlril: Wisconsin,
fourth; Washington, llfth; Syracuse,
hi I til.
'I'lir ofllclnl time?Cornell, IO:47 "-5;
I'miimvI\ nnln. In:''J 1-5; Columbia,
lOlTi-t 1-.1; Wisconsin. IO:C?S -l-fi;
W nsliinptoti, 12 ills :t-r?; Sj rnrtmr, nut
BV IIAMIIN Ml NYO.V
Highlands. N V. Juno 21.?"Syra
cuse. llrst. Cornell, second; Washlnp
There you have iti<> result of the
pre.it Intercollegiate l>oat race techni
? .illy described on your program as th?
university eight-oared shells at four
There, too. you have it: a few words
> -tie of tii*. biggest KiirpriM's of the
college athletic year. At a moment
ti.<- long. lean raiinp shells. man.
t ? . h; the I.tawuv boys <?f Cornell aw;
' luiitbia. were lashing down th?' rivet
lii'W to bow. and the race s'-eine'l l>e
u tl ose two vlone. the lad:- fron'
. rarjice suddenly commenced a miithtv
l>uil that brought a mad yell of ex
ultation front the spectators along tht
: i % <-r bank s
Inch by inch, the sharp beak of th<
upstate shell crept forward, and soor
every one realized that this wan tic
lucre spurt, hut a sustained drive foi
victory. Soon the Syracuse crew was
on even terms with tl.e Hying twain
snd then in the last few hundred yards
of the course they slipped out aheac
r. nd on to victory
Cornell lump to the lrist, but tht
Columbia men. spent rinri exhausted
slipped away until the hoys front tht
fnr Northwest, closing with a pram
spurt, finished ahead >>i the New YorV
City collegians Then was the well
known regatta trust lone nralntainec
on the Hudson River by Charles K
Courtney, of Cornell, at least partlallj
shattered It Is true that the crews
nurtured bv Mr Courtney and fostere<
by Cornell won the 'varsity four-oai
and the f-eshnien eipht ; ares, hut. aftei
all. the hip prize was the 'varsity eiphi
raee for the ? hallence cup presentei
b\ Pr I.ouls I. Seaman, away back li
Cornell Klcnreil to Win.
Tt was rather expected that Cornel!
would win the blc race, such having
been the Courtney practice for many
years past Since 1S05. the biir reri
crew has won twelve races nri this
course, the last four in succession Th?
bettinp to-day favored the Ithaca dele
The varsity four won the first rac<
to-day with Pennsylvania second anc
Columbia third. Cornell also won tht
(Continued on Fifth Pape.)
Mercury Went to 97,
Touching- High Mark
Reached Last Year.
| BY HEAT REPORTED
; Street Temperature (Witness
1 Kiosk) Soars to 108, and
Stays There for Nearly Two
Hours?Whole City Swel
ters and Seeks Relief
Out of Doors.
With a maximum temperature of
I i 97 degrees, Richmond yesterday broke
II all records for the year, touched the
highest mark recorded in 1912, and went
to the front as tlie hottest city on the
I j government's weather map. The kiosk,
I , which gives the correct street temper
I ature, traced its red line to 108 de
grees shortly after 3 o'clock, and
lingered there for an hour or more,
while the whole town sweltered. St.
stood next to Richmond with
|' !>The highest June record last year
I was 93, on June !7. although on June
23, 1011, the mercury got up to 98,
the top mark that year. Oil August 19,
1912. the Chfmborazo therlnometer was
' '?7. yet nobody hereabouts ean remem
ber any day half so hot j as yesterday
It when the figure was the same.
' Slight after breakfast time the mer
1 cury In gan Its upward climb, strik
ing 05 at no<>n. and then edging its
way to 97, (staying there for nearly
two hours.. At x o'clock last night it
had dropped to $7, the top figure for
the month at that hour. A littlt
breeze brought sortu- relief during th:
i arly part of the nit;lit, hut there was
enough humidity to drive folk dls
tra?ted. One h?-;it prostration in the
city was reported.
("npturetl Mrnt rintior*.
Taken as a ?whole, Richmond cap
tured til the dubious honors of tht
! We.-.ther Bureau 'yesterday. The only
outsider to break In was St. I?ouis
whii'h ran second with 96 degrees o!
torrid heat. Virginia scored again it
j third place, when Norfolk tied with
Washington, Atlanta, I?oulsville and
Raleigh at :h ? 94 mark. Montgomery
Savannah and Tiinpa trailed in fourth
placr with a maximum temperature oi
9". while Oklahoma <"'ty. with 90 de?
giers. was 'ho tullender in the clasi
column N'- w York ai?rl Plstiburgl
were comparative ly comfortable wit!
temperatures of <? 2 and *0, reup ec
tiveiy, whil* Chicago was smllint
undo.- a thermometer reading of 62.
The same old soh came out of Cal
eaty, the pimple on the faec of Cana
da. which was made fa mo tie by th?
fatal McCarty-Pelky flstlc affair ant
:s Arctic breeze. frMm which th?.
weather man sent word that tno eoa
.supply ua.i running low and a blttei
August coming on The Calgary ofli
rial ran hi.s dog sled down to th<
:e!< graph station and wired that hli
ski v as cl,-ar and his thermometei
s-tanding tt jfi degree*?. As usual. Cal
gary was thf coolest spot on th(
weather map oy twenty degrees.
One lla-nt I'rowt ration.
Considering the sizzling nature o|
yesterday's temperature, it is regard
ed as remarkable that the heat founij
only a single victim in the city. A. Mc
Kim, of CH China Street, a member ol
the city Street ''leaning Department
was overcome bv the btirning sun about
noon while at work on the 1600 blocl<
of West Rroad Street. He was treater
by I>r J. N Williams, of the city ambu
lance. and taken to his home. Thf
complaints of the heat were innum
erable. and the hospitals especiallj
found difficulty in relieving this addi
tional burden on the sick, but the ma
jority of the city's population seemed
to have made the best of a bad situa
tion and kept to th<? shade as much as
The blasting, scorching heat waves
drove hundreds into the public parks,
(Continued On Second Page.)
BREAKS WITH MURPHY
AND IS FIGHTING HARD
Governor William Sulzer Pro
poses Neither to Resign
Me Gives Details of Perjury
Charge Brought Up
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Albany, June 21.?In what is per
haps the most remarkable personal
statement that ever fell from this lips
of an American executive. State or na
tional, Governor Willi, Sutler, of
New York, seated in a corner of the
executive chamber and surrounded by
a little knot of newspaper correspond
ents, pave for the first time the de
tails of his break with Charles F.
Murphy, Taninjany chieftain, whoso
leadership of the State Democracy was
challenged H the Governor early in
Starting with a reference to the
charges of perjury against him in Ver
mont twenty years ago, as brought
out to-day, supposedly by a Tammany
man other than Mr. Murphy, the Gov
v_ ernor told in detail the inception and
developments of that long ago fight
over the estate of the late John Ander
son. tobaVo king in bis day, in which
Sulzer, then a struggling young law
yer, took a prominent part, and which
iater led to the present battle with the
Done With Murphy.
"I never want to soo Mr. Murphy
again," was one of the striking sen
tences of the executive.
"I must resign, surrender or fight,"
were his words to Mrs. Sulzer, as he
told her of the demands upon him by
Murphy, and his refusal to meet them.
"And," the Oovernor added, pound
ing the arm of his chair. "I told her
I intended to tight, and I am fighting."
Dispatches in the Albany evening
papers formed tin* basis of the state
ment. In them former .lud?e George
M. Curtis, of New York, gave out w'hut
purported to be a copy of a recom
mendation by a jury at Bethel, Ver
mont, dated August 14, 1S90, that Wil
liam Sulzer and Felix MeCloskey be
proceeded against for perjury in the
trial of an action brought by Sulzer
against Mary Maud Watson.
This recommendation is purported to
have been made to Frank Plumley, then
United States attorney and now Con
gressman from Vermont. With this
appeared a statement from IMuinley
that 110 such presentment had ever
been made to hlin. .
"George M. Curtis is a liar," declared
Oovernor Sulzer. "I will prove that.
I do not mean a liar without knowing
the facts. No jury ever presented
against me, and nobody knows that
better than Curtis and Murphy."
"These are the facts," said the Gov
ernor. "John Anderson was a tobacco
man in New York. He died and left an
estate running into millions of dol
lars. Ho left his property to his son,
John Charles Anderson, disinheriting a
Believed tu Medium.
"John Anderson was a spiritualist.
He belicyod, on account of what some
medium told him, that rhla daughter
was Illegitimate, It broke his daugh
Continuing, Governor Sulzer told how
Mrs. Watson, who was married to a
(Continued On Second Po*e.)
BANKERS SILENT !
ON MERITS OF NEW
They Indorse Scheme
Devised by Monetary
Favor Central Bank, but Want It
Privately Owned and Under
Government Supervision, Lest
Politicians Hold Country's
Financial System at
i New York, June 21.?Methods which
should be pursued in reforming the cur
rency system of the country, according
| to the views of the American Bankers'
| Association, wcrfi outlined to-day in a
j detailed statement issued by the cur
j rency commission of that organization,
j The statement, which answers thirty
1 three questions formulated by a sub
'committee of the Committee on Bank
ling and Currency of the United States
I Senate, was- prepared by jhe committee
! which recently conferred nt Atlantic
I City. The commission indorsed the
currency plan devised by the National
i Monetary Commission, of which Sena
, tor Aldrich, of Rhode Island, was chair
man. It made no reference to the bill
recently prepared at Washington with
i the co-operation of 1'resident Wilson,
'its recommendations, in fact, were
framed before the publication of the
administration bill The commission
' urges I hat whatever system is adopted
I l>e kept out of politics.
Ouidrd by UurMinnn.
I The commission made no attempt to
formulate a complete currency system,
i its recommendations being guided by
| the question put to it by the subcom
| mittee of the. Senate. It did state its
belief, however, that a central banking
Institution should be established, under
government control. No reference was
made as to methods to be employed in
the regulation of such an institution or
the appointment or election of its man
In expressing its ideas as to the es
tablishment of a central bank, the
commission, while not declaring for
the creation of an institution similar
to the great central banks of the prin
cipal Kuropean countries, points out
that "the experience of commercial na
tions Is that results can be better ac
complished by the creation of a pri
vately owned central organization.
\ dominated and controlled by the gov
ernment. as, for instance, the Imperial
j Bank of Germany, or the Bank of
France. Tt serves to take the matter
out of politics."
"The great danger." the statement
says, "is that if borrowers go direct
to the treasury, politics will become
;.n all-important and dominating in
i In answer to the direct question
. whether there should be a central re
serve association, with branches or a
i number of reserve associations, with
| or without central control, the bank
, ers replied:
"In our opinion, one central reserve
association with branches would best
serve our present necessities. Failing
that, a small number of regional re
serve associations, also with branches,
'.might be organized to serve the pur*
I pose. The smaller the number of re
i serve associations, however, the more
I effective the reserve control. If there
nro to be a number of regional reserve
associations, they should be under some
kind of control in which both the gov
ernment aiid the various associations
j should have representations."
Object to Bond Secured Currency.
The commission does not favor the
t contlnuajice of bond secured currency,
the objection being that the volume
of currency is thus arbitrarily limited.
| "One unfortunate consequence of this
| artificial condition," the statement
says. "Is that the nation's bonds, which
should be widely held by citizens as
their choicest investment, are held al
most exclusively by banks for circula
tion or government deposits."
The bankers do not commit them
| selves to any definite statement
I whether there should be any change In
i the present requirements of law that
| 25 per cent of deposits shall be held
! as reserve. The advisability of such
! a change, in their opinion, would de
| pend upon the manner in which the
I reserves are to be controlled and pro
One of the most important recom
mendations is made in reply to the
"Should an elactlc currency be au
thorized by law?"
"We believe that such a currency
should bo authorized by law," the an
swer runs, "the amount to lie con
trolled by the gold reserve require
ments against it. Such reserve should
be ample, not less than 50 per cent as
a recognized minium "
Rnnkrrn Are Arotined.
[Special to The Times-I>ispatch.]
New York. June 21.?Heads of na
tional banks have become so stirred
j over the provisions of the currency
I bill, which some of them declare gives
the banking control over to the poli
ticians. that they will hold an informal
meeting Sunday to discuss means for
opposing the measure.
It is expected as a result of the
meeting that a general call will be
issued to the heads of national banks
in leading cities for a conference.
Bankers would not state to-day
whether this conference would be held
in this city. It was intimated that it
might be held in some Western city
convenient to the executives of in
stitutions in the West and Southwest.
Bankers returning from the. meeting
of the currency commission of the
American Bankers' Association, held
at Atlantic City, were severe in their
private criticism of the creation of
the Federal reserve board and the
power of the Presi'lent to appoint four
of the seven members thereof, the re
maining three to lie the Secretary of
the Treasury, the Secretary of Agri
culture and the Comptroller of the
Financiers refused to speak on the
ground that the objections to the pres
ent currency measure were announced
through the hanks' answers to the
thirty-three questions sent out by the
administration. , ,
Tho currency measure was the sole
topic of discussion in the Wall Street
Served on Roof Uarden Sunday evening,
President and Principals in Baltimore Wedding
MISS ETHEL M CORMACK
President Wilson and Members
of His Cabinet Journey
Son of Secretary of Treasury
Weds Daughter of Mrs.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch ]
Baltimore. June 21.?The wedding of
Miss Ethel Preston McCortnack, daugh
ter of Mrs Isaac Emerson, to Francis
Hupher McAdon, son of Secretary of
the Treasury McAdoo. which look place
at 4 o'clock tliis afternoon ;<i Brook
land Wood, in liu- iJreen Spring Valley,
was honored by the presence of Presi
dent Wilson. Ii was the intention to
hold the ceremony on the lawn, hut the
threatening weather chunked the plan
and they wore wedded indoors.
Mrs. Wilson and the Misses Wilson
accompanied the President. A large
number of secret service men followed
the executive party.
Vice-President and Mrs. Marshall,
Secretary of State and Mrs. Bryan. At
torney-General James C McBe.vnolds,
Postmaster-*leneral and Mrs. Albert S.
Burleson. Secretary of the Interior and
Mrs. Franklin K. Lano, Secretary of
Commerce and Mis. Ked field and Secre
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
i IS GUEST OF HONOR
Dinner Tendered by Marquis Cu
sani Confaloneri, Italy's Repre
sentative in This Country.
I>H. THOMAS NKI.SON PAUK.
Washington, Juste. 21?Dr. Thomas
Nelson Page, who is the new ambassa
dor to Italy, was the guest of honor at
a dinner given this evening by the
Marquis Cusani Confaloneri, Italian
ambassador to the Un?ted .States.
In addition to Dr. Page and the am
bassador, those present at to-night's
dinner, which was g?ven at the em
bassy, included Mr. anil Mrs. Henry
White, Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Colonel
and Mrs. Spencer Cosby, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank B. Nojkcs, Mr. and Mrs. Hoxvland
Chase. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman, Mr.
and Mrs Wyvel, Miss liagnor, Miss
Williams. Miss Hoke Smith, Miss Sym
ons, Miss De Pena, Miss Albertina do
Pena, Cotnif de Peretl, A. Maurice Low,
Mr. Viti, Dr. Serrati and Mr. Ceccato.
Tlio residence of I>r. and Mrs. Page,
on New Hampshire Avenue, has been
(Continued On Soconcf Page.)
PARTY HARMONY "
ON IMF BILL
i First Day of Caucus Passes With
No Material Differences
AUTOMOBILES AS NECESSITIES
Effort Is Made to Reduce Duties
on Cheaper Grades of
Washington. June :i .?The Under
; wood-Simmons tariff revision bill, as
j agreed upon by the Democrats of the
j Senatj committee, went through a full
day's session of the Senate Democra
tic caucus to-day with practically no
change and with harmonious support
for most of the alterations the Fi
nance Committee members had made
In the original Underwood bill.
The tariff duties on chemicals, oils
and paints: on earthenware and glass
ware, and on two-thirds of the articles
comprised in the metal and machinery
schedule, had been disposed of when
the caucus adjourned late this after
noon. Democratic members of the Fl
? nance Committee met to-night to tin
i ish redrafting the Income tax section
J of the bill The important changes
j to be made in this provision, reducing
I the exempted Income from $4,000 to
i $3,000, probably will he completed
I Monday, and the Income tax and ad
j min(strative feature* of the bill then
will be turned over to the caucus for
Criticism of the bill In the party
conferences was limited to a few
specific rate*?, and a half dozen of the
items were sent back to the Finance
Committee for further in vestlgaitlon
and report. The committee's report
putting cement on the free list was
sustained after some debate. The pro
posed duties on flaming arc light car
bons, on stained glass and on field
glasses, optical and surgical instru
ments and photographic lenses came
in for criticism, and were referred
back to the Democrats of the Finance
\ utomolillrn \eecswnry.
Cheap automobiles as necessaries oi
business and farming life were the
object of much of the "debate." The
Finance Committee Democrats had al
ready cut the rates of the ITnderwoorl
bill from 4.r, per cent ad valorem to ;tf
per cent on motor cars valued at leas
than $ l,500. Several Democratic Sena
tors urged a further cut and recom
mended that the tariff he. only 10 oi
15 per cent on machines valued ai
less thin $1,000.
This demand was made on the
ground that cheap automobiles were
now common necessaries.
The caucus did not settle the auto
mobile controversy, but asked Chair
? man Simmon* and his colleagues or
the Finance Committee to investigate
Harmony was predicted by the Dem
ocratic leaders to-day after the cau
cus broke up. None of the bitterly
fought sections of the bill had beeti
reached, however, and no effort has
been made thus far to assert the bind
ing authority of the party caucus upon
Senator Kern, the party leader, said
thei caucus would hind all its member*
upon all features of the bill, except
where they had made pledges to theli
constituents or felt that they vould
not conscientiously abide by the action
of the majority.
Caucus consideration of the bill will
he resumed at l> A. M. Tuesday, and
it Is believed the measure wlil 'be
ready for presentation to the Senate
Thursday or Friday.
MO t'NTA I\ K X CIT R SI ON,
Thurseiay. June :*??, to Ashevtlie, N C
etc. Round trip, $8.00; good ten days.
OlBcc, U07 East Main Street.
2E/SIDEIHT TTr LSOis
QUITS HIS OFFICE
United States District Attorney
Angrily Tenders Resignation
CHARGES UNDUE INFLUENCE
Tells \\ ilson That Department of
Justice Is Interfering With
[Spccial to The Times-Dispatch.]
San Francisco. .Juno 21.?United
J States District Attorney John L. Mc
N'abb to-day tendered his resignation to
^ President Wilson, in a telegram, in
i which he charged that recent orders
| from Attorney-General McReynolda
| had completely tied his hands in con
| nection with the prosecution of the
! Diggs-Caminetti "white slave" case
I and the indictments against the officials
'of the Western Fuel Company.
; The message, to President Wilson is
: as follows:
"I have the honor to tender my resig
nation as United States Attorney for
the Northern District of California, tc
take effect immediately.
| "1 am ordered by the Attorney-Gen
eral over my protest to postpone until
autumn the trials of Maury Dlggs and
Drew Camlnetti. indicted for a hideous
crime which has ruined two girls and
shocked the moral sense of tho people
j of California, and this after I have
advised the Department of Justice that
attempts have been. made to corrupt
the government witnesses, and friends
of the defendan'/; are. publicly boast
inn that the wealth and political promi
nenco of the defendants' relatives will
procure my hand to he stayed through
I influence at Washington.
"In these cases two ?irls were taker
j froin cultured homes, bullied and
frightened into going to a foreign
State, and were betrayed by the de
fendants, who abandoned their wives
| and Infants to commit tho crime,
i "On receipt of the Attorney-General's
| telegram, I prepared mv resignation tc
take effect at the conclusion of tlu
'trial of the 'Western Fuel directors and
' the J. C. Wilson stockbrokers' cases
!hoth of whicl\ 1 had instigated, and
which I wished to briiiR to a success
[ "Hefore 1 could send my resignation
1 received another telegram from the
department ordering me to postpone
I the. case against certain defendants ol
j the Western Fuel Company and not tc
(try them unless ordered by the de
"In bitter humiliation of spirit, I an
'compelled to acknowledge what I here
| tofore indignantly refused to believe
! namely, that the Department of Ju.s
j tice Is yielding to influence which wil
(cripple and destroy the usefulness ol
"I cannot consent to occupy this po
sition as a mere automaton, and hay;<
the guilt or innocence of rich and pow
erful defendants who have been in
dicted by unbiased grand jurors on
I overwhelming evidence determined It!
j Washington on representations on be
half of the defendants without noticc
Mrs. Lambert Weds Grandsor
and Heir of Multimillionaire
in St. Louis.
St. l.ouis. Mo., June 21.?Simpl>
gowned in a plain white dross. Mrs
Florence Parker Lambert became tlu
bride of Adolph Busch III.,'at his
father's: palatial summer home or
Grant's farm to-night. The vows were
said beneath a hugh silken splderwot
Th? bride's bouquet consisted of si
! double arm show er <>f orchids, distin
guished for their mild and strangelj
: lim;criiicr i"t:igrauce.
Kev. John W Day, pastor of the Uni
tarian Church of the Messiah, officiated
: Otto Schubert, Jr.. a chum of jnunii
I liiisoh, acted as host num. The bride
, who is ten years the bridegroom's
j senior, was given away by her in-other
Stafford Parker, of Richmond. Then
wore no other attendants and very few
The grandson and heir of the multi
millionaire president of the Anheuser
Kusch Brewing Association, is twenty
| two years old, with extremely dark h.ili
and eyes. His bride, the divorced wife
of Marlon L. J. I.ambefj., is thirty-two
and a striking blonde. She formerly
resided in Rlcnmond.
Kx-Cnptalii T. W. Wntuli Dim.
New York, June 21.?Thomas W
Walsh, the -ex-police captain whose
confessions led to the conviction foi
grafting of Inspectors Murtha, Thomp
son. Hussey and Hweinej, now serving
time in tho penitentiary, died at hi;
home In Harlem early to-day.
BOARD IGNORES %
CITY'S EXPERT AND '
'.Won't Protect Water
j Supply Until Its Own
Red Tape and Department Jeal
ousy Block Measure to Make
Sure That Typhoid Isn't
Caused by Water?Coun- <?
cil May .Take Hand
Physicians last night expressed
their utter inability to understand
why the Administrative Board should
sullenly ignore the Health Department
of the city and call upon a man not
connected with the department to find ' _
out whether or not the large number
j of typhoid fever cases in Richmond
- could be traced to tlie water supply.
One of the leading practitioners sug
: Rested that the matter was one which
j should enlist the attention of Mayor
Alnslie, who might cut through the
maze of red tape and department jeal
ousies and do what the city's health
j expert suggests.
While he. was unwilling to speak, It
is known that the Mayor was in con
ference yesterday with Chief Health
i Officer Levy; that he went to the bot
; torn, and that he may take hold of the
situation to-morrow in an effort to
bring harmony when tlie vital ques
tion of human life is sit stake.
Ilonrd I.ohfN Km Temper.
It was very evident yesterday that
j the Administrative Board was mad be
cause The Times-Dispatch printed the
record. This newspaper did so, not to
alarm the public, but simply to em
phasize the point that while Dr. Levy
on Tuesday had recommended that a
hypochlorite plant be installed?at a
cost of $300?the Superintendent of the
Water Department had not done so.
his excuse being that he could not
move until ordered by the board.
Dr. Levy did not etiarge that the
water Is impure, lie did say that the
prevalence of typhoid justified every
possible precautionary measure. The
installation of a hypochlorite plant
means that if 'there are any typhoid
germs In the Settling r.iasin they will
be Instantly killed, without detriment
to the water.
Cnllfd on I.evy Tlefore.
In this proceeding, however, the Ad
ministrative Board stood on its hind
' leers. Ignored the recommendation of
the Chief Health Officer and iho figures
on tile in his office which ire put ther-d
by reputable physicians of Richmond,
and directed the City Chemist, v> ho is
not < onntcted with the Health De
partment. to go out and bring in a
| report. The City Chemist has nothing
whatever to do with analyzing water
samples. Indeed, his office is not even
e-|U'pped for that purpose, .lust a few
months ago, when the Administrative
Hoard wanted expert advice on the
i framing of a smoke ordinance, iit call
i ed in l)r. Levy: now, when there is a
| demand to tret the truth about the
| water supply, the board contemptuoun
ly ignores Dr. Levy and directs tho City
Chemist to do the work.
Arrrsl Negroes ?? 'Water.
On several occasions recently. The
Times-Dispatch, acting on information
secured from Superintendent Davis, de
nied tho sensational reports that
spread all over Richmond to the effect
that dead bodies were dragged from
1 the Settling Basin when it was clean
i ed in May. Hundreds of people would
i not accept that denial. Only yesterday
j ten negroes were arrested for bathing
1 in James River above the South Ricli
, mond intake pipes. Now. at a nominal
expense, the Health Department Is
anxious for the city to make sure that
people cannot contract typhoid from
the water supply, but the hoard is un
willing to do so until its own employe '
j can substantiate the official record of
i the Health Department. Moreover,
: the State Health Department has in
, j dorsed the request of Dr. Levy.
Members of the City Council said
j last night that this friction simply
proves what they had said heretofore?
' that the creation of the Administrative
Hoard would not expedite the city's
business: that It would not end depart
ment jealousies, an<? that the public
is beginning to realizo that tho Ad
ministrative Board is a fifth wheel
(Continued On Second Page.)
TO BRING MERCY
Mob Hears Efforts of Pastor,
Then Swings Negro
Americus, G a.. June 21.?'William
Redding, a negro who shot and per
haps fatally wounded Chief of Police
William C. Barrow here to-night whilo
the officer was taking him to prison,
was taken from the jail shortly after
' wards by a mob of about 500 men and
; hanged to a cable at a street corner
j near the. scene of his crime.
The mob unmoved by the plondings
I of the local pastor in Redding's behalf,
and after swinging tho negro's body in
| the air. riddled it with bullets.
. I Early in the night. Redding, after
being arrested by Chief Barrow, sud
i donly wrenched loose from tho officer,
pulled a pistol from rls pocket and
? j tired at close range. The bullet pass
ed entirely through tho officer's body
j and wounded j negro bystander. Chief
Barrow, although badly wounded, tired
several times at Beddings, three other
negroes receiving slight injuries. Red>
ding was placed in jail, but a mob
quickly formed, overpowered the sheriff
and deputies, tied a rope about th?v
prisoner's neck and led hlin through
the streets to a prominent corner,
where he was strung up. After firing;
at. the swinging body for about half
an hour, the mob dispersed, and at a
late hour to-night the body had not'
I been taken down.
Barrow has been the local chief o?
1 police for about twenty-flve years.