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SERGEANT GIBSON I
GOES TO REWARD j
Worn? to Front With Richmond
Lifht Infantry Blue? When
Little More Than a Child.
Figured in Many Impor?
tant Police Case?.
RICHMOND, Y A ?Special.?
For th? third time -within the past
flew weeks the grim reaper haa taken
heavy toll of the Richmond Police
Department, when, at 11:15 o'clock
Thursday, the hand of death was laid
?pen Detective Sergeant CharK-e A.
Gibson, the end occurring In hia home
fl?tl Hanover Avenue.
Laurt Tuesday morning former Po?
lice Captain Elijah P. Hulee pasaed
?war Ht hla Henrlco county home.
while only a fortnight or two ago for?
mer Detective Sergeant John T. Hall
evos we red the final summons.
Sergeant Gibeon had t>?en in de?
clining health for some months, and,
while he had been able to reaume hia
?Suttee lately, hia death was not en?
tirely unexpected. His condition be?
came critical last Tuesday, since
which time his death bad only been
a matter of days.
Sergeant Gibson was at his poet of
duty Independence Day.
Sergeant Gibeon made an enviable
record as a police officer. He was
bora in Richmond on July 6. 1849.
At the age of twelve he enlisted in the
Klghmond Light Infantry Blues as a
drummer boy, serving through the
Civil War with aignal honora
He was captured by the Union sol?
diers at Sailors' Creek and sent to
City Point as a prisoner, but was
shortly alter vvards paroled and allow?
ed to return home on account of his
He was elected to the Police De?
partment on July 1. 1881. He was
detailed on special Outy In 1855, prior
to which time he had done detective
work in the Third District (now the
It was during his career as a detec?
tive that Sergeant Gibson achieved
fame. Among the most important
cases that he worked to a successful
conclusion was that of the notorious
George brothers. For weeks these
men terrorised the city, burglarizing
nineteen houses before they were cap?
tured. Both were convicted and sen?
tenced to long terms in the peniten?
It was Sergeant Gibson and Captain
Tomlinson who captured Stanley Wil?
liame, the Henrico outlaw, who open?
ly defied the constabulary of that
Sergeant Gibson is survived by his
wife, who was Miss Rosa L. Ray lor,
and one sister. Miss Ida P. Gibson.
He also leaves two sons? E. H. Gib
eon, of Butte, Mont, and James B.
Gibson, of this city.
Sergesnt Gibson was a member of
the Masonic order.
The funeral arrangements had not
been perfected this morning, nor will
they be until the time of the arrival
of the son from Montana Is definitely
Major Werner will appoint a detail
to attend the obsequies.
| WEEKLY SHORT STORY j
By J. Ludlum Lee.
Arthur Southgate bad never mar
tied. Putting it mildly, his temper
was no tan even one, and he argued
that, combining hi? own obstreperous
disposition with the inborn obstinacy
?1 all Vomen, something would surely
give w*V nn
O? this particular Sunday afternoon
he was in the smoking room of the
Royal club. Pulling out his watch be
saw that it was 5 o'clock?just two
hours late for bis engagement with
"Jumping Jehoehaphat!" he crie*' *?<
he poshed back from the table. "Ill
catch It?just two louis laur anu ..
woman In a frenzy waiting for me at
the other end of the line. Bye-bye,
boys," and he was off.
Jumping in his waiting car, he urged
the chauffeur to make baste, and when
he rang the bell of the Arlington borne.
Irene herself opened the door.
"Hello, honey," she greeted him.
South gate was speechless. He had
expected a volley tuned to "Why didn't
you" and "How dare you?"
. "O," sighed Irene, "I certainly am
glad you didn't come earlier, for at 3
o'clock It was so piping hot, but
now?" and she seemed to breathe ex?
Southgate started in to explain his
lateness, and oeclded to tell the truth.
He flattered himself that he knew
women, through and through, and ar?
gued that th et ruth was the easiest
way out of all troubles. Irene seemed
bored by bis explanations and inter?
"But, my dear Arthur," sh*? said, "1
bate people who a?< always on time.
They never give "a girl an excuse to
be late he rali."
? The Sunday crowds were left be?
hind on the popular thoroughfares.
The quiet country roads which their
chauffeur chose were almost deserted.
?Twilight had begun to fall, and fitful
shadows were cas; upon the road from
"I thought we would stop at Linden
Lodge for supper," Southgate was say?
ing. "I told Jack Gormley and Mrs.
Jack to look us up there. Of course
If you want to go soro?wbere else?"
"O, I love the Lodge," exclaimed
a? A sharp report from bebind, and her
sentence was lost. The machine came
to a standstill. A tire bad burst be?
yond mending. Southgate swore
roundly at the chauffeur, who stolidly
began the hour's task of taking off
the old tire and putting on a new one.
"I don't blame you for being furious,
Irene." began oSuthgate "I tell you
this automobile business is rotten to
"But I'm not furious. I'm rather
glad we broke down," cried Irene.
We've been speeding so that I've lost
breat, and an* way Just back there
are aome ioipely flowers I want to
pick?aud nh, ? love to see machines
work, and when I get my flowers I'm
toorng back to watch your man."
uthgate opened his eyes and look?
ed sharply at the girl to make sure
he heard aright. He felt likt the
sxnal! boy who wanted to pinch him?
self to seo if be were awake.
Together they walked back and
gathered the flowers. A scientific
Scan would have bad difficulty in fig?
uring out which were the thickest?
the wild flowers or the mosquitoes,
which feasted on the newcomers.
I'm eaten alive with these beastly
\ pests," said Southgate as he slapped
flat on his wrist. "I can't stand
. another minute?and really with
t thin dress of yours?"
i mosquitoes are no worse than
ether 9*sts." said Irene. "My little
ther has whits mice that get out
a#e and run all over the house.
Our cook bas the ugliest black cat
you ?ver saw that scratches me every
time I pat her."'
Southgate thought the heat moat
bare affected his companion and made
no reply. They returned to the car
to Und the new tire on and again
They were nearlng the lodge when
the machine stopped and refused to
move, investigation proved that the
gasoline bad Riven out.
Onoe more the chauffeur heard Mr.
Soutbgate's opinion of him in rather
pertinent language. There was noth?
ing to do but walk to Linden lodge,
so Irene and Arthur started out. The
distance was short, but Irene was
was dressed for riding and not for,
I walking. Her dainty slippers with ,
high heels were little support, and I
seuddenly turning her ankle she ut-'
tered a little cry. j
"Are you hurt?" exclaimed South-'
gate with some concern. There was
certainly something very congenial
about Irene Arlington, he decided.
"Not a bit," answered Irene, "only
the heel of my slipper has come off."
"What the deuce shall we do now?"
he cried. She smiled and before she
could answer he added?"For heav
en's sake don't tell me that you 'just
love to hop on one foot.' "
"Not that," laughed Irene, "but do
you go and get a stcn?? and knock the
other heel off; then I can walk in
slippers without heels as the kiddies
Arthur Southgate had never learned
the cobbler's trade, but as he took off
the odd slipper, he almost wished be
had. The heel was knocked off and
he put back the slipper, took off the
other and pounded the nails down flat,
replaced that, and in a few minutes
they were on the porch of Linden
Arthur sent off a man from the
garage with a fresh supply of gaso?
line for his man down th eroad. Irene
set her hat aright and awaited Ar?
"We're pretty last. I guess," he said
as he joined her. "for I can't seem
to find Jack and Mrs. Jack anywhere.
Are you all right?"
"Yes, indeed," asured Irene, "but 1
do wish you would telephone mother
that we will be a bit late. You know
mothers will worry."
Arthur called an attendant.
"Call 967 Terrace, will you, and
when you get them I'll talk."
"Beg pardon, sir," began the man.
"but the telephone ain't workin' to?
day?anything else, sir?"
"Yes, get out of here," roared South
gate. "Well?111 be?jiggered! What
next, do you suppose?"
Dinner, I hope." said Irene with a
hearty laugh. "I'm a bit hungry."
At the table Arthur Southgate ate
little. He never could tell himself in
after years whether it was his appe?
tite that played himfalse, or whether
some new quality came into his be?
ing, and left no room for anything
But during that meal Arthur's idea
of women in general, and one in par?
ticular, seemed to pass through a met?
amorphosis. Perhaps all women werf
not spitfires. Perhaps all women wei.
not hysterical and unreasonable?and
a lot of other disagreeable qualities
with which he had always attributes
The hot soup was almost cold, tht
iced asparague was lukewarm, and tht
afttr-dinner coffee wa sbitter?but
Irene t?aid everything was just right.
It was a lovely ride home, without
any mishaps, and Arthur sat gazing
at Irene. Two or three times he
started to say something, but for some
reason the resourceful Mr. Southgate
could not frame his sentence Just
Finally, he leaned a bit closer to
"Irene?I'm in love?in fact I've
been in love for some time and I only
found it out lately."
"Oh, how nice!" exclaimed Irene.
"When did you find it out, and who's
"Just found it out about an hour
ago, and well?I wouldn't have to get
out a search warrant to rind the girl
"Do you think that a girl with the
most heavenly disposition in the world
?a disposition that absolutely nothing
could ruffle?would consent to many
a bear?" faltered Arthur.
"Oh, I should think she'd just love
to tame him,'' cried Iivne before she
realized the significance of the remark.
s fight the flames
Village of West Falmouth, Me., in
Peril of Destruction by Blaze
FALMOUTH, ME. ? Special. ? The
village of West Falmouth is in |
of \destruction by a forest lire which
has- defied the efforts of more than
on.', hundred men to extinguish it.
Helping the fire-fighters are twsnty
rtve women, who are using brooms sa
weapons to drive back the flames. A
southwest wind is blowing, and unless
its velocity drop the exhausted Are?
fighters fear it will ?-any flames
thrcfkgh the villages.
*,*. *.- WHO WAS LOST
R I C H M O N D, V A. ? Special. ?
Joaquin Fernandez, a Portug.,
who mysteriously disappeared from
his home In this city, has been lo?
cated in Philadelphia, according to s
telegram received by Major Werner
from the Quaker City authorities thit
Mr. Fernandez, who is more thai,
threescore and ten, has lived in Rich?
mond for the past twenty-one years
He had worked for a number of yean
it the Richmond Cedar Works and
some months ago determined to make
a trip to his native home on the Is?
land of Trinidad.
On his return to Richmond he jour?
neyed by way of New York. Yester?
day a week ago he left the metropolis
at 9:44 o'clock in the morning. He
was seen to leave the train at Phila?
delphia, and from that time until he
was found in the street yesterday
afternoon, overcome by the heat, no
trace of him could be found.
Mr. Fernandez is rather enfeebled
as a result of his advanced years, and
his relatives were extremely appre?
hensive on this account. It was at first
feared that he became lost in a large
Northern city and met with foul play.
This fear was dispelled this morning
when his son was notified of his find?
ing by the Richmond police.
His son left this morning for the
Finish in Dead Heat
the Derby winner, and Nell Gow, Derby
favorita, the two leading: horsea on the
British turf. Friday fl%<shed in a dead
heat 1 nthe Eclipae StaT Y worth $50,
000. Placldua waa thiiC lAstor's Mira?
dor and Salamis weret^l?laced. The
dlatance la i 1-4 mlleaflf >?
TEDD DOES NOT
Abuses Creep in and Many Fight?
Scandalous?Believe? That There
Ought Never to Be Another
Prize Fight in United
RICHMOND. V A ? Special. ?
I have always been fond of boxing,
and have always believed in it as a
vigorous, manly pastime, one of those
pastimes which have a distinct moral i
and physical value, because they en
'courage such essential virtues as cour
'age, hardihood, endurance and self
control. Until within a few years I
used to box a good deal myself, and
'when I was young several times took
part in contests of a public or semi
public nature-?generally, I am bound
to say, with ill success. I think box?
ing is a sport which should be en?
couraged among boys and young men
generally. I have been glad to help
it so far as I could in the army and
navy, where. I believe, it has been an
excellent thing for the enlisted men.
When I was Police Commissioner I
was much struck by a statement made
to me by Jacob Rils to the effect that
the establishment of boxing clubs in
many of the poorer districts had re?
sulted in good, in rather unexpected
ways; that is, it had not only given
the vigorous young fellows who other?
wise would join "gangs" a legitimate
outlet for their activities, but had also
markedly reduced the number of af?
frays in which the knife was used.
The spirit produced by the boxing had
told against knife-fighting, and dis?
tinctly discouraged unfair play.
Therefore, from every standpoint, I
believe in the encouragement of box?
ing as a sport. Moreover, boxing aa
a profession has its good side also.
Among the men whose friendship and
regard I have really valued 1 could
name a number of professional box
ers, including ring champions. The
men to whom I refer I found square.
decent men, who showed themselves
good citizens when their -rood citizen?
ship was tested. I approved of the
movement, which in this State, at the
time that I was Police Commissioner,
resulted in the enactment of a law
permitting contests between profes?
sional boxers, under conditions which
were meant to safeguard the sport
against brutality and other evils which
have everywhere resulted sooner or
later in the suppression of the prize
ring. I saw several of these public
boxing contests, in which the intent
of the law was carried out in good
Nevertheless, even under this law.
abuses crept in, and finally one or
two rights occurred where the sur?
rounding cireumstano s were so scan?
dalous that when I was Governor 1
was obliged to advocate, and finally
to secure, the repeal of the law under
which the contests took place, feeling
convinced, together with the great
majority of the cltisens of the stab.
that under it almost all that mad?
prize tighing Objectionable and de?
moralizing had gradually been re?
Now this was my experience, tlu
lience of S man who. so far from
being prejudiced against boxing, was.
and is, a warm advocate of it. and
who, at the outset, had not the slight?
est prejudice against professional box?
ing?that is, boxing for purses of
money?and who has numbered
among his friends many men who
were professionals and had fought for
money prizes. I am sure that what
lias happened in New York will hap?
pen in the nation at large, and thai
prize fighting will be, as it ought to
be, stopped in every State of the
I'nion. Since it was stopped in New
York the conditions surrounding the
ring have grown worse, and not bet?
ter. The money prizes fought for are
enormous, and are a potent source of
demoralization in themselves, while
they are often so arranged as either
to be a premium on crookedness or
elM to reward nearly as amply the
man who fails a? the man who suc?
ia. The betting and gambling upon
the result are thoroughly unhealthy,
and the moving picture part of the
proceedings has introduced a new
method of money-getting and of de?
moralization. In addition, the last
contest provoked a very unfortunate
display of race antagonism. I sin?
cerely trust that public sentiment will
ho so aroused, and will make itself
felt so effectively, as to guarantee that
this is the last prize light to take place
in the United States; and it would be
in admirable thing if some method
could be devised to stop the exhibi?
tion of the moving pictures taker.
thereof.?Theodore Roosevelt, in July
JOHNSON IS WILLING
TO FIGHT LAN (.FORD
NEW YORK?Special. ?"Will l
liuht Langford? Bay, will 1 ever paat
up a fine spring broiler?"
That was Jack Johnson's answer
tnd his golden smile threw a glow
ins apartments at Baron Wll
llquld emporium as he ^it in his
library to i>c Interviewed.
"Now this Langford matter has
about reached a point where it's up
tO me tO .?til Samuels I.luff. Here's
what I an prepared to do: I will
tight Langford, provided he will Wa?
hrer the $20,000 he claims he has for
i side l>et. I ana going to bring him
?at of that dream, for he never saw
that kind of money, and what's more.
you know it's a fortune when it comes
to placing it up in real coin. I will
have to be shown. Now, Samuel is
lue lore, SO I understand, within a
f< w daya Let him put up thai monej
and we will go In some aide room.
cellar, or out in a lot and fight it
out. There need he no purse and all
the trouble about training and the
great expense that it incurs. I will
take a night off from the show and
?,??kl him und let the winner take the
?Samuel is after a fat and juicy
purse, but why fool the public into
paying out its good money for me
to fight a man that 1 can almost nam.
the round I can whip him in? Let's
have it out in private, and that will
s.ttle it for all time.
"There is one chance of Samuel
getting away without putting up that
kind of coin. He can't lick me and
won't bet. and now here's another
proposition: If he will agree to meet
Joe Jeannette in a finish contest, 1
will back Jeannette, and perhaps if
he can beat Jeannette he will not have
to make that bet with me."
SIX MEN KILLED
IN* PORTLAND FIRE
Six men were killed, a score in?
jured, 150 hors?>? ?ere roasted
alive and pro?>ert.v worth $750,
000 was destroyed in the hand?
somest portion of Portland, the
?'Rose City." early today by the
worst Are that has visited the ex?
treme Northwest in years.
According to the police, an ex?
plosion in a garage cause the fire.
The garage district was the heart
of the conflagration and the ex?
plosion of fuel spread the flames
The dead are Jolui Morgan,
hostler; F. R. Price, foreman
United Carriage Company; Fred
Boot, hostler, and three unidenti?
The latter three were admitted
to the barns of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition buildings by
Morgan and Price for a night's
The horses destroyed were stabled
In the exposition grounds. The prin?
cipal building destroyed was the Port?
land Exposition building. Fifteen
apartment buildings in the vicinity
went up and the faahionable Mult
nomah Athletic Club was also de?
stroyed. The occupants of the apart?
ments were compelled to fly for their
lives, and many, attempting to Be?
cure more than the night clothes they
wore, narrowly escaped.
(?enerad Alarm Tarn?rd In.
Within a few minutes after the fire
was first teen, shortly before 1 A. M
a general alarm had been turned in
and every available piece of fire
fighting apparatus in the city was clat?
tering toward the exposition building
on Eighteenth Street.
The clang of bells and toot of si?
rens aroused the city, and, attracted
by the high, shooting flamea, within
a short time a crowd that taxed the
police to th? utmost was gathered1
?bout the exposition building.
A strong wind carried sparks far
and high, and shot the flames across
great gape, spreading the ore rapidly.
It was after 3 o'clock before the fire
chiefs gave out word that the blaze
was under control.
Even then, however, to the layman,
the fire seemed to be burning at its
maximum. The deluge of a hundred
streams was continued for many hours
More than a doaen buildings had
been swept away when the turning
point was announced by the authori?
All night long, men, women and
children stood crowded about the po?
lice lines, gazing at the destruction of
building after building. With the po?
lice struggling to keep clear the right
of way, the ambulances from every
hospital in the city were lined in the
vicinity. The surgeons were kept busy
restoring overcome firemen and dress?
ing the burns of refugees and others.
Dry as Tinder.
Dry as tinder, the old exposition
building was a mass of flames almost
before the first engine arrived. After
it had blazed fiercely for an hour?a
torch that could be seen over the
country' for miles about?it collapsed
with a roar and a geyser of cinders
and red hot ashes shot up. When the
collapse came, a band of a dozen fire?
men were all but trapped under the
Chief Campbell had given up hope
of saving the old building from the
first, directing all forces toward con?
centrating the fire. On Washington.
Eighteenth, Nineteenth. Twentieth.
Chapman. Ella, Alder and Morrison
Streets, the firemen played steady
i?tr<>ams for hours, after the police had
forced the occupants to seek safer
quarters. This precaution was not
taken in time, however, to prevent
many narrow ?captS.
The spread of the fire was so rapid
that the poflce were taken unawares.
The Multnomah Athletic Club, one
of the best equipped buildings in the
country with field bleachers and
grandstand valued at $75,000, was to?
tally destroyed. The members were
whipped into an impromptu force,
however, and saved the furniture and
trophies, worth thousands of dollars.
Forty jackies from the gunboat York
town also did yeoman service, under
Ensign George Joerms and Ensign
J. M. Meredith. The tars used th
scaling ladders like veteran firem? n
when the old Bishop Scott Acuden..
Two pesrsuaas killed. propvrty
worth more than $1,000.000 \\I|mn1
oat. two hundred horses killed.
wa< tin? damage done at tf o'clock
this morning b> the worst lire the
Northwest has suffered in years.
Several persons were reporte<l
missing, hut the police at 6 A. M.
aTtortared they be lie sed all sa have
inrn ???<-oiiutcd for. Some of the
handsomest structures in the ?it.v
The beautiful fair buildings, left
from the Lewis and Clark Exposition,
were in the path of the llames, amon^
them the famous foresty building, the
largest structure of logs in the world.
Several apartment houses were de
atroyed, the occupants being forced
to flee in their night clothes.
The Multnomal Athletic Club, Port?
land's exclusive athletic organization,
famous throughout the West, was
among the buildings burned, and the
loss to garages was heavy.
The explosion of gasoline in th?
garage district added to the danger
to the firemen and spread the flames
which were fanned by a high wind.
The fire was declared under control at
3:30. Then ten acres had been burn?
ed over. The fire was still ruginn
fiercely, however, and every s val lab h
engine was kept at work flooding th.
NOT GEHHE PLUM
Possible That Hal. Flood Will
succeed to Seat of Late
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 15.?
That it is not certain that Governor
Mann Will name ex-Govemor Swan
son for Senator Daniel's seat is assert?
ed by a Virginian lure today, who
claims to know what he is talking
It is known that very great pressure
is being brought to bear on Repre?
sentative Flood to indine him to say
he would accept that appointment, it
is also known that this would he all
that would !>?? necessary w> have him
Every on?' of Mr. Flood's Demo?
cratic colleagues from Virginia wants
him appointed and would support him
in a contest for the primary renom?
ination. Senator Martin also is under?
stood to advocate the appointment of
I Mr. Flood, u the latter would agree
Three Thousand Homeless.
CAlfPBELLTON, N. B ? Special.?
Three thousand homehss persons are
threatened with famine here today as
the result of the town's destruction by
fire. Temporary shacks are insuffi?
cient; the military tents promised are
"Unless they get food by tonight."
said Major C. J. Mersereau today,
"suffering will be intense."
COXFKSSKS Ml Hilt if. OF WHICH
in; 0OHVicnui his nitoi hi h
testifying against and contributing t<>
the conviction of hi? brother, Albert
Brown, for the murder of Alonzo Ad
dison, on July ::S. If09, Henry Brown
yesterday went to the sheriff of Lee
county and confessed to the killing of
Addison. Both are well known white
men. Henry Brown, the confessed mur?
derer, was placed under arrest, but
the brother who was charged with the
crime cannot be released from custody
until habeas corpus proceedings have
RouR-h Koad and Auto aa Snrareon*.
roughly paved street and a jolting au?
tomobile probably saved the life of
Miss Mary A. Andrews, superintendent
of the Waterbury Hospital, yesterday.
Miss Andrews swallowed a pin, which
lodged in her throat and which local
physicians were unable to remove. She
was rushed to a throat specialist in
New Haven in a motor car, but when
she reached there the pin was gone:
the Jolts over the block pavement had
succeeded when surgical science had
Bold Hold Up.
CHICAGO ILL^?Special?A dar
Ina* robber held op Jess? Illng-a aa
be opened tbe door of bla private
bank this moralng, and at tbe point
of a revolver compelled Itlnarn to
give him 92,0OO. He fled to State
Street, where a mob of eltlseas took
op tbe chase. Tbe man was ?rap?
tured and atabbed several times?
aad nut about to be lynehed to a
lamp post wbeu tbe police Inter?
THE BATTLE GROUND
Most Perfect Organisation Party
Ha? Had?Republicans Will
Nominate Slemp on
RICHMOND, VA. ? Special. ?
The political center of the State thia
year will be the Ninth Congreaaional
District, when Henry C. Stuart, of
Russell, will be the Democratic nom?
inee, and Congressman C. Baecom
Slemp. of "Wise, will be the Republi?
can aspirant for a seat in the next
The Republicans are to meet in con?
vention next Wednesday at Abingdon,
and Mr. Slemp will be declared the
nominee, practically all the delegates
elected being either avowedly for him
or so Instructed for him. It is ex?
pected that L. P. Summers, of Abing?
don, one of the supporters of the lone
Republican member from Virginia,
will do the honors and make the
speech which will place Mr. Slemp be?
fore the convention, and then there
will follow several other orators who
will take great pleasure in second?
ing the nomination. Just how long this
will last depends on the humor of the
convention, and if there is free rein
it may be that several hours will be
spent in listening to the speakers from
the knobs and the valleys and the hills
and the coves, which doth abound in
the Ninth District, the home of the
Republican machine in Virginia.
Then will follow the troubles and
trials of Mr. Slemp. He is to be the
mark for the Democrats of the State.
Chairman Ellyson, Senator Martin.
Congressman Flood, former Gover?
nor Swanson, Judge Rhea, R. T?te
Irvine, Robert P. Bruce, Judge Phle
gar. Congressman Glass, Speaker
Richard E. Byrd and other well known
campaigners will take the stump in
behalf of Mr. Stuart and the issue will
be joined. It will be a campaign
that will be to the liking of Mr. Slemp.
who has intimated that he wants it to
be red hot. It will be that all right,
and no mistake. That other speakers
from outside the State will come to
lend a hand there is no reason to
doubt, and there will be no lach of
speakers in the Republican camp, for
the existence of the standpatters and
the loyal followers of Cannon are in?
volved in the outcome.
The Ninth District has always been a
battleground, and this year there will
be no exception. The Democrats are
going into the fight to win, and with
the best organization that has existed
in any district in the State. The Demo?
crats will win, if the best known diag?
nosticians of sentiment in that district
are to be believed.
Not a precinct in any county in the
district which has not a Henry C". Stuart
Club. Then there are the county clubs
and the district organization on top of
that. The work of organizins the vot?
ers has been left to the nun in each
precinct in each county, and in that
way not a man lias been overlooked. It
?ig too far to say thai the vot?
n that district this fall will be net
?rice as great as that in any other dis?
trict in the State.
The preea of the district is largely al
lled with Mr. Stuart, and a campaign ??:
education for the voters is being w.
:n every issue of the papers. 'Die rec
>rd of ,\Ir. Slemp la being gone into, an?
Support of -l*ncle Joe" Cannon ii.
ill his high-handed proceedings, th?
designation of who shall and who shall
?iot BDeak, his arbitrary rulings in all
matters, will be made an open booh
before the end of the coming month.
Mr. Stuart has gotten into the cam?
paign, and is going to every part of
the district, making speeches and get?
ting in touch with the voters. Hi
as sanguine of election as any one In
the district, and if hard work, activit?
compact organi/.at ion count for any?
thing", Mr. Slemp will, on the day fol?
lowing the election, arise to And that
the people have said to Mr. Stuart
You are the man to represent us In
the halls of legislation in Washington."
To the Pessimist.
Ton are the most utterly useless of
all humans. The space which you
occupy upon the surface of the earth
is a wasted spot. Without the ability
to create, you aim to kill the spirit
of creation; without the skill to pro?
duce, you seek to check the advance
You are a poison oak in the forest
?a creeper without the strength to
climb on your own stem. You not
only are fruitless but one degi < .
worse than sterile?you absorb vital?
ity to no purpose and hurt everything
with which you come in contact.
Despite the evidence of all the ages.
you still refuse to recognize that
nothing can be achieved without trial
?thatn othing can be accomplished
unless it is attempted with courage
and enthusiasm?and still you make
of yourself a checkrein wherever
there is a call for a spur?you per?
sist in kicking with discouragement
every striver who needs the helping
hand of confidence.
Four hundred years ago you would
have stood In the ranks of the hoot?
ing mobs that stoned and reviled th>
chain-laden Columbus. Asa Puritan
bigot, yours would have been the hand
thai tired the fagots at Salem.
Were all men cast in your narrow
measure, there would be no trans?
continental raus; no eightecn-hour
trains from Chicago to New York; no
tun?is beneath the Hudson?the bar?
ber would continue to wield the sur?
geon's knife upon patients tortured
for the lack of anesthetic mercy.
You're justj ?n Ignoramus?you
won't learn the indisputable truths.
Education is wasted upon you?you
don't use it when you poSSSM it.
Opportunity is squandered every
time you are given a chance.
You bestow nothing upon humanity
except harm, you are a greater enemy
to society than the thief?for you
would steal the very seed of inspira?
tion from which Determent takes
To he possf?!**9tic in this hour of
illustrious deeds?to proselyte despair
in a century which has disoroven the
impossibility of impossibilities, is to
insult 'soci?t? and wear the livid
brand of confessed incompetence.?
Herbert Kaufman, in the National
Magazine for August (Copyright,
DR. GRIPPEN WAS
SEEN IN LONDON
Police of Entire World Are Making
Search for Alleged ?ife Slayer.
LONDON?Special.?Dr. H. H.
Prlppln, the American ?leuthst,
?ought the world over lu connec?
tion wit Ii Hit' murder of ble
wife, Delle l.lmore, wim wen In
London today, according to the po?
lice. The janitor of the IviiiKHWiiy
liullditiK. where he had a dental of?
fice, told the police that < rlppln
"eut to the room, erased hia name
end hurried away, partially dla
aulaed. The Janitor tried to follow
him, but failed. Scotland Yard baa
detailed a at run a force to tbla clew.
IiONDON, July 14.?Scotland
Yard today is fare to face with
the most baffling international
mystery of a decade??an enigma
deeper than the (' liar I ton case?
as the result of the discovery of
human bones in the basement of
tiie home of Dr. Hawley Crippin,
an American dentist, at 30 Hilltop
Orescent, North Iiondon. one of
the prettiest of Use city's su bur bs.
Although the first beJief was
that the remains were those of
Belle Elmore, the American ac?
tress, who married the dentist
sometime ago, fresh testimony by
neighbor** today led to the belief
that another woman was the vic?
tim of what Is, ?ay the police,
undoubtedly a daring murder.
The police of every important city
of the world today took up the chase
for the dentist, who disappeared after
the first visit of the police on June
5th?three montha or more after the
notice of his wife's death abroad had
Believe Him a Bluebeard.
The belief is now held that Crip
pin's relations will reveal a startling
career as a blue beard, according to
Here la the description of the miss?
ing man: "Hawley Ham. y Crippin.
alias Peter Crippin and Fanckel Crip
pin, an American doctor; aged fifty;
five feet three inche?; complexion
fresh; hair light brown, inclined to
be sandy and scanty, bald on top;
rather long moustache, mark on
bridge of nose; wears false teeth and
gold-rimmed spectacles; speaks with
slight American accent; wears hat on
back of head; is plausible 'and out?
Sir Melville McNaughten, the chief of
?Scotland Yard's criminal inveatigatlon
department, who is directing the big
force of detectives handling the case,
today made another daylight exami?
nation of the premises, especially the
cellar, where the bones were found,
which was photographed by flashlight
last night, after the mystery had been
discovered. The bones, which today
were given to experts for minute ex?
amination, are apparently, according to
the police's first statements, thoae of a
Who Was Vletiam.
If Belle Elmore, his wife, was not
the victim, who was? Who waa Crip?
pin? Every route leading from Lon?
don today is under close guard, and all
ships that have sailed for America in
the last few days have been communi?
cated with by wireless, the police tak?
ing the same precautions as they did
in the hunt for Porter Charlton, the
young American now under arrest in
New Jersey, confessed murderer of his
beautiful wife In Italy. Belle Elmore?
maiden name was Kunigunde Makoma
ski. She was born in Brooklyn, N. Y..
and took the name of Belle Elmore
after going on the stage, where she
gained a reputation as a soprano sing?
Several years ago she married I>r.
Crippin in Philadelphia. In accordance
with a provision of her grandfather's
will, he took the title of Baron Mako
maski. The couple then came to Lon?
don, where the woman continued her
stajte caieer and acted as an official
of the Music Hall Artists' Guild. They
went to live at St HUldron Crescent.
Mr* Crlppln, or Belle 1-lmor?*, as she
is still known Hinon?; theatrical folk
here, regularly attended to her duties
with the Music Hall Artists' Guild until
last February, when she suddenly dis
Westnedge, in the capacity of
trusty, enjoys the freedom of pretty
much the whole jail. In addition to
this concession. City Sergeant Satter
field has pr<>\ i?led him with a room.
which he has converted into a work?
shop, and in the seclusion of which
he has been working uninterruptedly
days and nights on his invention. The
Jail attaches have taken no little in?
terest in his project and have offer?-?!
him every encouragement.
TO E. W. CARPENTER
HUSBAND si:xtk\(KD Tt) JAIL is
GIVEN FREEDOM To SUP?
RU'HMO N D, V A. ? Special. ?
Governor Mann has granted ? con?
ditlonal pardon to E. W. Carpenter, s
white man. sentenced to serve a term
in the city jail Of Portsmouth for a
petty Offenes. The case is a pitiful
one. The judge who tri? d the case
recommended the pardon and the at?
torney for the Commonwealth would
The man has a wife and two small
children, absolutely dependent on him
for support, and since his incur.
Lion more than a month u^?> th? y
have been provided for by relatives,
which condition is not such as to war?
rant the belief that they COUld stand
the strain. The wife of the man WTOt?
most pathetically, saying that she was
alone and that it was impossible for
her to leave her home to work for
them, and they were declared to be
sorely in need of the care and sup?
port of the husband.
Many persons who had long known
tin- acensad man urged that he be
given a chance to redeem himself. . \
presstng the belief that he had b< . i
amply punished for his Infraction of
Die statutes. He will be given work
at once and every effort will be made
to induce him to walk correctly in
future. Should he violute his parole
he will be required to complete the
term for which he was originally sen?
Wont SuvjMiid Schedule,
WASHINGTON, D. C?Special.?
The effort of the Richmond Chamber
of Commerce to have the Interstate
Commerce Commission suspend ths
new schedule of switching charges for
.Richmond was unsuccessful. The see
Vetary of the chamber filed its protest
yesterday. Chalman Knapp, of ths
commission, wired In reply todas that
ths new schedule of chargea went into
t .it midnight. The chamber will
now have to institute proceeding!
fore ths commission to have th?> In?
creased rat?? declared unreasonable
and unjust if new rates an not to be
pted without a fight.
SUIT \GAINST KATHERINE
CLFMMONS GOULD DISMISS1 1?
NEW YORK?Special?The claim
against Mrs. Katherine Clemmona
Gould, former wife of Howard Gould,
for $_'.4JS. madS by "Jug Kill" Haw?
ley, was thrown ?>r.t of court today
by Justice Giegerlch. The applica?
tion was dismissed upon ths applica?
tion of Clarence J. Shearn, conns?!
for .Mrs. Gould. Hawl.y, whose real
name is Woodward, based his claim
?m an alleged lo.m made originally in
WED IN CAPITAL
WASHINGTON, D. C?Special.?
Marriage licenses were issued t?> the
following Virginia couples in Wash?
Joseph C. Prince, twenty-two, and
Annie G. Mills, seventeen, both of
Caroline county, Va. The Rev. J.
Arthur E. Burton, twenty-four, and
Annie R. McClellan, twenty-four, both
of Richmond, Va. The Rev. James
lU'KNKD IN BROOKLYN
NEW YORK, July 13.?Thirty
three horses Were burned to death In
a fire that destroyed the livery and
boarding stable of S. W. Salt in
Brooklyn early today and drove the
tenants in half a dozen houses in the
block to the streets.
George Newmann, ths night watch?
man of the stable, was badly hurt in
attempting to save the horses.
MANY ARK I11HT WHEN
TRAIN HITS OPEN SWITCH
NEW YORK. July 13.?Six per?
sons were severely injured and more
than a hundred, many of them wo?
men, were badly shaken up and
bruised, when an express on theStat
en Island Rapid Transit Railroad
ran into an open switch early today
near Prime's Kay.
officials of the road believe that the
switch was opened by someone in?
tent upon causing a wreck, and detec?
tives have been assigned to make an
investigation of the accident. Less
than half an hour before the express
came along, a local had passed over
DIRA OF IN.II llll>
died today at Copentry of injuries sus?
tained Saturday, when', after a balloon
ascension, her parachute failed to open.
HAS BIG BLAZE
Emergency Hospital Quickly Im?
provised and Prostrated Men
Given Attention?Mayor of
Barton Heights Phones to _
Richmond for Aid.
RICHMOND, VA.- Special.?
A disastrous fire in Barton.
Heights this morning caused m
property lose that will reach $5,
OOO or more and resulted in the
prostration of two firemen, be?
sides being attended by several
other thrilling incidents. One
residence was burned to the
ground, nothing remaining within
an hour after Uie blaze was dis?
covered but charred and smoking;
embers, an adjoining dwelling:
was partially destroyed and may
have to be razed, and two ?tlicr
residences ?lightly damaged. In
the aggregate, by water.
The reeldencea that fell prey to*
the flames were 608. 610, 611 and
512 Virginia Avenue, in the heart or
the prettiest residential aection of the
pretty suburb. The residence 510, oc?
cupied Jointly by the famille? of B.
W. Parkinson and J. A. Schroeder,
was the one completely devastated.
The residence 608. occupied by F. D
Richards, waa partially destroyed by
fire. Much damage waa cauaed by
thousands of gallons of water which?
was pumped into the building. The
residences 511 and 612, occupied, re?
spectively, by M. F. Lumpkln and W.
D. Cosby, were blistered considerably.,
while the roofs frequently caught
from sparks from 510 and the terrific
Lieutenant A. C. Rieger. of Rich?
mond Chemical Company No. 9, was
overcome by the intense heat and
keeled over. Almost simultaneously
F. P. Cowardln, attached to the Bar?
ton Heights volunteer fire-fighter?*'
corps, was prostrated by the he.it
An improvised hospital was quickljr
d up and Drs. Cullen 8. Pitt and?
Roshier W. Miller, who were on tho
scene. quickly went to their assistance.
ral trained nurses, among them
Miss Helen Harlan and a Miss Davi
son, who make their homes in Barton^
Heights, were sen! for and minibtered.
to the needs of the men.
The blaze gained considerable head?
way before the arrival of the fire de?
partment, and the building in which.
it originated was practically doomed
before a stream was thrown upon it.
The Bre-flghters, realizing the hope?
lessness of all efforts to stay the fiery
element, turned their energies to ad?
joining property, with telling results.
The Are-fighters, however, were
sadly handicapped by inadequate fire
facilities. The nearest fire-plug was
some distance from the scene of the
Maze and required a considerable
length Of hOSS, the result being a fee
l>i. stream th.it would not carry a
distance of fifteen feet.
The blaze originated on the second
floor rear of 512 and was discovered
shortly after 9 o'clock by members
of the families of Messrs. Schro
and Parkinson. The sound of the
crachling of the fiantes eras plainly
heard. An Investigation revealed that
the second lloor was a mass of flam? s.
The blaze gained considerable head?
way heitre it was discovered.
Simultaneously passershy noticed
the red glare caused by the flames
through a second-story window and?
hastily communicated this fact to
members of the two households, who?,
however, had already discovered the
Mayor R. W. Miller was quickly ap?
prised of the probable extent of the
tire, and. realizing the Inadequacy of
the town's fire-tighting apparatus
telephoned to Richmond for assist?
ance. Chemical Companies Nos. 5 and
9 were got in readiness and were
quickly on their way to the suburb.
The majority of the member? of the
local Breflghtlng force being in Rich?
mond, the Richmond department ar?
rived on the scene by the time the
local equipment was manned. It was
said by several bystanders who wer?
on the scene when the fire waa first
discovered that from half an hour to
forty-five minutes elapsed before the
apparatus put In its appearance.
In the meantime the residence that
was destroyed was one mass of flame,
and all hope of saving it was aban?
doned ere the arrival of the firemen.
The efforts of the firefighters were them
turned to saving adjoining property.
I'ickaxes and other implements were
freely resorted to in an effort to get
at the flames, which every moment
removed from the threatened hoi;
No. KM. Furniture and other ho
hold effects bad previously been hastily
removed fro mthe threatened ho..
and littered the street and road f..r
almost a hlock.
The greater portion of the furnitur?
and ??tlier household effects in ?o
trotten to the Str.'et bef?te m
of the houaeholda wer? ? riven
from their home by theflamea, I
tlcally nothing was saved <>n
uni! I l
firemen battled in the face or
The Intense heat thrown into their
- by the biasing houses, augment?
ed by ? temperature of ho degrees or
over, made t?o- work of the Bre-flght?
ers extremely difficult. To get within
forty feet of the flames was to subject
their faces t.? a blistering heat.
I The brave laddies did not shirk
their duty, however, and it was while
the little party of firefighters were
battling against these terrible odds
that Messrs. Rieger and Cowardin
eral of the firemen subjected
themselves to a complete drenehing
Sf the nozsle Of the hose, hoping in
this manner to allay the intense heat.
Within the space of a few seconds
their clothing threw off a mass of
The firefighters were commanded
hid ? >. p. Wise. I^onnie Jones.
secretary of the fire department, was
also on the scene and lent valuable
It is thought that the damage
caused to the several residences by"
this morning's tire will be amply cov?
ered by insurance. The dwelling, 512,
which was completely destroyed, was
owned by Henry Hutzler. of Rich?
mond, and is said to be fully covered-'
by insurance. Dwelling. 508, occupied
by F. D. Richards, is owned by Jo?
seph Hoffman, of Richmond, and is
said to be fully covered by insurance.
V7. D. Cosby, the occupant, owns 512,.
which was only slightly damaged.
It is understood that what damage
thla building, as well as 511, directly
opposite the totally destroyed build?
ing, will be more than offset by in?
In several instances residents in the
immediate neighborhood took the pre?
caution to cover the fronts of their
exposed homes with dampened blank?
ets and other covering.
Miss Helen Briggs was removed
from the home of W. D. Cosby on
account of illness. She had been con?
fined to her bed and upon learning
Of the near proximity of the fire, atol
fearful lest the roof which she Wag
under would fall a prey to the Sames,
she became hysterical and h;ul to la
gotten out of the house.
A spark from the burned dwelling
ignited the hair of a lady spectator
and, besides causing her considerable
inconvenience and subjecting her to
a fit of terror, created consternation
among the other spectators.
The blaze drew an immense crowd
to the scene, a number of Rlchmond
ers going over. On account of sev?
eral lines of hose being stretched
acrosa the street car tracks, passen?
gers were transferred from one car
to another at North Avenue and Rob?
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