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81RL IN RICHMOND
NOT MISS ARNOLD
RICHMOND, VA i a 1
Thougli tin- pottos art* frank to
?tMla-sit llmt then- is s**s***t-*lhlng Is
the rumor llmt Dorothj Arnold.
Ua*e mlsf-lng K?s*s York heir?*-?.-.. \m
tn this ? it). \*. hi- li tii(-> ?l<> not iiii
<n*-sr>-4aiMt. they im* In? llm*-i lo look
-apon tin rumor with a kliul of )o
?rom- ekeptk-k*ro. In < -h?*r wonts,
pottoe vlo not brliov?? tJmt Mi**M
Araold is here. >?* one i-oniiertetl
with the l'oll-.*?- I??*partm?Mit ha>
r?r>?-?tM-i--??iI a v-ortt of official Infor?
mation; no tolograms liiiu- l*-e?*ii
?malTOd nur any long ?distance
fs?*-?*-44u-*-*s. ami Major \\ orner,
?ntafapf of til?' d?*|MtrtIta?*llt. bcUSt-tOS
that ti??' >'?***? Vork poll?*** would
have (iHiiiiiunlial?! with him
loas: before now if they had an>
*r**?a*aon to believe tliui the miss?
ing girl liad ?*om?* to lli? limoml.
itut for the i?st tw > or three taya
art range letters and telenrams, ?up
po?e*4i to have been **?*nt bj
fll CJrtBCom, whoso name hag hecn in
timutely associated with that Of
Arnold. hn\?* omen received here. All
the tetters wt r?- sddrasSfd t<> p???t
offlce box 4 21, and MtM of them bors
the additional "Mrs. A- J
A. J. Bradley la well known her.
being secretary of the Bradley ?Con?
etruction. ?le in unmarried, hut his
private SOS at th.* city postoffi. ?
Above is ;i telegram received by Mr.
Bradley f.?r the mysterious "Nirs. A.
j. Bra this morning. It was un
trigr-?*.; * ?s probably sent by the
aame man w ho has ycnt all the others.
According to the request. Mr. Bradley
went Immediately to the JefTerson Ho?
tel He knew n?>thing of the Dorothy
Arnold rumor at that time. Reaching;
the hotel shortly after 10 o'clock, he
asked for J. A. Trueedsle. H<- ?ras
told by tin- <l?-rk that no such person
?ras at the hotel.
"Wh?-ii i walked Into the hotel.'
?alii Mi Bradley, "*the clerk asked me
if 1 hail come to m? ?-t Dorothy,
did not know what Dorothy he waa
talking about, and i asked him ?thai
be meant. He said Dorothy Arnold
of oourse. Haven't you heard that
ahe was in Richmond? Haven't >? i
T? the morning paper? No. Then
look It un, sai?l the clerk."
"The clerk then t?>i?i me thai n
had been reported thai the Arnold
glii had come to Richmond, and that
everyone thought that her friends
were sending her mall and telegram?
In my care. ? >f course, the whole
thing I? absurd. I have never se? n th?
girl nor any member ??t her ?amiiy.
When seen later bj :i representative
of The Journal. .Mr. Bradley d?-?lar?-d
that he waa compl?tai) myatllled. H<*
said he knew nothing whatever of
Dorothy Arnold, and knew nothing of
**4**te "J. A. Tru?*sdalc. whom h?* WU
ic?et at the Jefferson this morning.
*i?"*c Mradley is in?-lln?*d t<? believe
that nta?- telegram ?was Intended for
?omeoi\<? !s?>. Sometime airo th?-r?- whs
a Mr?. fV.i?il?y living her?*, he Bald,
whose mai\ wan constant!) getting in
his box. I\e said he did not know
where this Mrs. Bradley had gone. As
??? ?'11 as he could remember h<- thought
she <?n?*e lived somewhere on N?>rth
Kifth Street. The ?City Directory <l??.-s
not show any person of that name now
living on Fifth Stre? i.
Not willing to take any char
howewr, the ?Mili??- hi???- tailed
the home*- and estsbltshmenta at
which the Arnold girl would likely
take refuge. In only <>n<- placa <ll?i
they Bad a girl who answered any ?l<
srription of the miming helresa Mm
after comparing this ;-irl with pie*
ture- of Miss Arnold it whs soon
that the clow eras ?erroneous
Mon-sage Krotn New York.
This girl gives h?-r name as Flor
ence Oarrabrandt. she sn>s hei
l>le live at Brookdale, N. J. Th?* Rve
ning Journal early this mornin
celve?l a message from New fork t?>
the effect that a Mr. QsiTSbrandt, of
Brookdale. N. J.. had s?-ut h la uaugh
ter ti* Richmond last n?-. ?mi>. -
?daughter. Mr. Oarrabrandt said, had
been sccompanled by h?-r mother.
The girl knew nothing, of ? *<>-.
of the information received by The
"Evening Journal, nor did ?he kno\-.
anything about th.- current rumor that
Misa Arnolil was thought to !>?? her?-.
"When she was seen by a representa
tJve of The Journal this m?irn!ng she
freely admitted her Identity and gave
precisely the information which Th?*
Journal had recetv*--d in the New York
ltrportea* at IMu. lllatT.
At one of the homes visited by The
Journal repr?sentative It was learned
that a handsomely dress?*<l woman :??
e-ompanled by a young man about
twenty-five years old call?*?? there last
W?s?-*k. They appMred to be wealthy
and ihoweil every evidence of culture
?and relln?'tnt*nt. They did not give
their name?, but said they lived in
\ Ptttaburg. For the last two months.
\the woman said, thev had been at I'ine
The mother want?-?*! to have a very
?dangerous operation p?-rformed on h?-r
daughter. The matron of the home re?
fused to allow it in her home. Mh?
amid that the girl had only one chance
In five hundred of recovering from
auch an operation, and she would not
Both mother and daughter then left,
aaying they were going back t?* Pia?e
Bluff. They said they expected to r.
turn to IMchmond. and In that event
would stop at that particular "home"
With the exception of New York.
Misa Arnold is as likely to b?* in
Richmond as in any other pla.*e.
Again, the l?l?*a. or stat?ment. that
she may be here isn't altogether il?
logical, as the hsi ben S reported to
be In about every other plsce i:>
America or Europe.
D-orothy Arnold disappeared from
her home, on West Seventy-ninth
treeJk **k?w York city, on December
was in the morning
afterward?ea?hTime "~5rrl%*l**'' Ave?
nue, walking downtown, t?fe*ard Fif?
tieth Street. It has been leanned that
she stopped once between those two
streets, and at Brentano's bought
t **> But anrf $1.00
Brentano's estsbltshment Is for |
? with m?m. y a sort of de lu\>?
emportais?, where you are not w?int?d (
if y??u ask th?* price of wh?t you pro- ,
to pur?ha-??. There, it is sup- i
Vrn?>l?l purchased st 1
-tory ?>f l?idy Meohnni?.
??-ritten by Gel let t liui l*h*- th?
?TV ha? I ? ?': that she *\i*ll.
?m Fifth ?Vvenu? to Central I'
li *-?>*.? .li.l she had c-oinplete con
w ? atber conditions.
\t ..r*\ ral
.l?.l ? psrsllel <?f h. r -esse one
must turn to Usai ot Cbartle K??
The \\ nrtd h.-is I?.*?
money of her rather is sa??l t?> > ?
spent by thousands her another ?
? in an Institution, pi
? I -with ?ri? t. ? .????* . Coin.
t i?- mas she la alleged t<? have loved,
hastened to America from Italy,
where. f??r sonic rcaxnii, a broth? r of
Dorothy Arnold smashed him on th-?
nose; detectives have failed to detect:
r?-wards await a claimant, and poll?.?
men of New Y??rk have been with?
drawn from the .search.
MafS Arnold's disappearance la .is
complete as that of a pebble dr->pp< ?I
into the Pacific ?"><*.:in.
Th?Tt*'e the r?*al mystery.
She was a pr?*tty young woman
her stare Is twenty-f<?ur. She had money,
friends, admirers, little to burden her
life, and, bo f;.r as Is known, no en?
tangling love affairs.
Miss Arnold had ????. r> thing to live
for, nothing, pre.sum.ii ?-. to die for,
unless It was a ?i 'ment in lit?
erary aspirations. .She ?\ shed to be an
author and one Ni-.v "? ? rs newspaper
genius has advanced the brilliant idea
that she had forsaken her wealthy
home to meet the burdens of the
world In order to familiarize herself
with life's conditions, that she might
depict them in a book. Hunger and
?rant, bowevsr, are a quick and cer?
tain ?ure for ambitions of that variety.
Most people would surrender literary
Intentions and write a soap ad*, ertis?*-i
ni? r.t in onior to ?at. Miss Arnold.
however, was not rsqalred to ?lo this.
The suicide theory, if it ever ex?
ist.?1. has been eliminated, though no
<>tn> explains why. The girl was too
<?ltl to follow silly, impractical, fanci?
ful ideas ?>f romance; she diil not
carry with her much ??f money, and
she l.ft her home in B ?juiet mannte.
Every nesrspapsr in New* v??rk has
printed articles with a refrain of
'Where" ami "why." Their search has
had about the same reward as their
it seems Inexplicable that an*, one
could disappear fr??m th?* upper p??r
tion ??f Fifth Avenue involuntarily and
leaving no trace at all. N<? i?ne pays
attention to anyone ?*lse in New
York, and Miss Arnold could easily
heve gone t?i another p??rtion of the
city and may he there yet. for there
she c??nl?l he hidden as c??mp!etely as
In the catacombs of Rotate ami
?as totall* as In th?* pyramids of "Egypt.
The ?iu?-s?i??n is?dl?l she want to b?
You ??an do anything in New York?
if > OU have the money.
Hut. dead or living, Dorothy Arnold,
pel of ?""toclety and prospective heiress
? >f miiii?>ns. has crested a hntfiing mya
ten. whose solution ?seems an Impos?
This l?ook she is alleged to ha\?
bought?l^avdy M?chant??would noi
i?<? a ?*"*omfortlnt*" hook for anyone af ?
troubled mind t<? read?not a woman
at least, for !..ady Mechante wouhl
make :iny woman jealous.
It. presumably, Is an enlargement <?t
a. Witty, .'iltin*>st bitter, satire that at;
peRr???i in a popular masraxtnc last <">?*
?Ober a year .i?--?"? ?ailed "Th?? Cav?
Man." in wlil?*1? Rur areas rldteuled N"?*w
York ?oelety, : ' ?t - hleh was charac
lerlz? I Satire OB Ne*.
it is h story ??.- i brilliant, beautiful
woman, maklns :? thins" a "clod <?f
life,' named Haullck 8mas*g," ? ruler
of N?-w York ' circle, lb? lion
?if its ".?lit??" an?l the chos?*n ?if Its
women. .*?n?i ti??- tuan an.i the women
became disgust???! with what th?y
learned?he returned ?.<> th.?* work ??!' ?
???>al ln;\. ne again Man
an?! the beautiful, brilliant woman
went w?h him. she was "Lad: "*'?
It was nn interesting bo??k. perhaps
hut Ml':?: Arnold shniild not hav?? rea?!
It may have creai.-d Btrange, wild
dreams of the emptin?*ss and vanity
and mads th? young women sick of
TRI-STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY
RALBIGH, N. C, Special.?The
number of physicians standing the
Tri-Stati? Medical Aaeoclstlon meeting
In Raleigh was augmented today, an.i
there are marly ir.0 present. There
have been several new arrivals from
Virginia, which was already w?*ll rep?
r?e?sented. The meeting today wits late
in finishing the work of the day's
The annual nd?lr?*s*s last evening l?y
PreStdenl Joseph A. White, of Rich
mon?i, was a delight to the ?iiselpl??s of
alpua who h?ard It and? is ?being
highly complim??nl?*d today.
I'ntil an early hour thl? morning
the ?lootors enjoyed B smoker Un<!?r?-<1
in their hon?*?r by Raleigh's leading
social club, after Governor Kltchln
had extended the formal welcome in a
hearty addrtas at ;? meeting in Elks'
MEAOKR STORY OP ATKot'ldl .s
CRIME COMK8 FROM HHKR1FF
RICHMOND, VA, S p e c i a 1.?
Sheriff T. J. Fleming', ol [Mckenson
county, in a letter just received hy the
State ICxecutive Department, an
nounces that a man of the name <>i
Howell was atrociously murder?-d in
Wise county February ?tn. and that
?t his slayer ha** not bt?*n appre?
At -cording t<> the communication,
which ?loes not g?? into many details.
who was a resident of Diek
?n, Was taken from his horn?? Into
Wise county and th??r*e hi? head was
beaten off his body.
Twelve ?lass after this bloody erini?
nis battered sk-.ill was f??und in th?*
woods. It does not appear that th?
lovernor has as y?et !>??? n ask<sd to
. r a reward In the eai
t;i ASS AMISED OVER STATEMENT.
NK WS, VA., Special.?
-rri-SMiian Glass was very much
amused when shown today th?* quoted
statement of Congressman Flood that
? < Uses ? i <?f the sufj
thai no apea h
.??rial ? ampaign.
? ?>f course. I made no auch stat.
ment," he said. "The idea -
i told Coi
I tnought the I ? t?> rondu?
the campaign was t<> ai
i>l< <?n th?- hustings, and thai
tbe w? j -i? *? i.i?.. J Intend
duct my ?ampaign,"
Mr. QIai ' that h? was not
prepared t?. say %?-t what he thinks
ol lii? i for the Senate.
?Th?- campaign has not
Mr, Glass left this morning for
Richmond on his way to Lynchburg.
INVITE WILSON TO VISIT STAUN
STAUNTON, VA., Special.?Staun
ton's Chamber of Commerce has in?
vited Governor Wood row Wilson to
pay this city a visit <-. n<i make an ad?
dress on the occasion of his visit to
the University of Virginia. March 13th,
but as yet no reply has been received.
Governor Wilson was horn here and
a Democratic club has been organized
-> b-oost him for the presidency.
Pope Pius X. who is confined to bed, suffering from ait attack of in?
fluenza. The disease has affected his throat, causing considerable hoarse?
ness, and the bronchial tubes are con jected. As a precautionary measure,
all audiences at the Vatican have bee n suspended and by order of the pri?
vat?, physician, the Tope will remain ?r. his privat? chambers for a few
And Man, Thought to Be Oris
com, Answers Through
NEW YORK. Social.?"I am waiitng
for you" ?s tti<- in- -ntaineil u. ?.
personal printed in a Ne\% fork m
paper lodiay Inserted, it la believed, i>>
('eorue S. ??iiscoin. .Ir., and inieinl??.
for Miss Dorothy B. C. Arnold. the
Th? a?i\?m ti.-< ni.-nt la signed
"Oeorge," and is thought t>> be an an
-\.?-r to a special delivery h'lter aal?l
i?. have b-sen irrlttea by the girl t<>
? mi in in.- Hotel Cnalfonte, At?
lantic <'it>. where th? lawyer's son is
sta) i Hg
If Misa Arnold has not written t<>
.-lsconi it ?s bell?V?t*d tliat h?- has re
C?lved some sort of a communication
from her, probably through an Inl
medlar*.*. The message is sai.i t?> bava
aaauree him that tn?- young wooiaa is
sal,- all?! that h?- can ?peel I?- m?- In.?
Th?- personal is as follows: "Helen,
I am sur? that ail matten can i?.- ar?
ranged as stated in your special de?
livery letter If you will only giv?
.? Util?- time and help m? a?t*eomplish
tin- result you dssire. I am waiting for
(Signed) v.i:< i'i.i-v
The girl's family, it \
here todaya have pul it up to the ?.
cama In Hi?- strongest way to help >??
moVf the myaters surrounding I
District Attorney Whitman declared
today that Mr. Arnold had received
taro letters from s -??H relating i>> the
whereabouts of his ?daughter, which
the family regarded as very important. ;
.Mr. Whitman refused to say anything i
further about the letters Th.- belief
that they contain information tending
t-< show thai the missing girl is alive
\?:?s given a basis in the district ?at?
torney's further declaration that he
had found nn evidence of a ?rime In
"Mr. Arnold furnished me nothing
that would sh<?\\- a crime had been'
committed in :h?* dlsappearanc <>f his
daughter.** s-?i.l Mr. Whitman.
.lohn s. Keith, of counsel for the,
family, a-a? mor?- outspoken than Mr.:
Whitman concerning the letters re-'
ceived by Mr. Arnold.
"??tie of these letters refers to th.
kidnapping of Miss Arnold and says
that she was taken ??nt ?*' t'o city,"I
"i can't say anything more about
them, but i win make the statement
that things look very had to me. al- ,
though I am inclined to believe that!
Miss Arnold la still alive."
STILL IN CONTROL
Bristol School Superintendent '
Holds Job in Defiance of
BRISTOL* VA.. Special.?Superin-j
tendent s. it. McChesney, of the i'ris- '
i,i (Va.) city schools, is still In ? <>n
trol ??I th?- situation, after several
months ?>f a bitter controveraj
tw.-tii himsel! -is division superinten?
dent and the ?City School Board. Th
City Board withdrew all of McChee
ney'i salary except th?- .*;'."?i' be r<
ceivefl ????ery year frotn the Stat?* mm
luperlntendenl and undertook to put
him ?>ut, but he developed some stk-k
inj- qua?tiee an.', refused t<? ?tuit. The
i,i elected h la successor, but th?
Stat?- Hoard Of Education held that
they could not do so, s?> llcChesne)
is mu? in complete control of th?
schools, over the protests and ?against
ihe wishes of the School Board
though he ha? no power to compel
the board to pay him his salary
the board declares it will never paj
him, and has employed counsel.
Siat.: Superintendent, M?-ch?s ???
? ii power over the schools an I <>\?i
the lioard in some instan?
The people are largely wit!, M
Cheaney, fw? has i??-? t?. demonati
McChesney is a member <>? th<
i ? < >; ? ? ? i ol Education, a nephe
Judge William K. Khea and n promt
DANVILLE 6AS PUNT
DA WILLE, VA? SpeciaL-Hun
?Ire?l-? of -.? Inri.?? ?? ?re mIiii tt <-re?l
anil ?>ne man Im mi (Ter I i? ut from merl?
on?? Injurie? ?k n result of an ex
plonloii In the purlf>ing honif of
the municipal ga* plant late laut
night. The injured -nun In Mjrht
Flrrman J. \V. Durham. About
SIO.OOO d-imat?* waa done by the
exploalon and Are whleh followed.
AROH-RISHOP joins with car.
PEOR?A, ILL., Special?Art h
biahop Ireland has taken issue with
Andrew Carnegie and other exponents
of world'a peace. The archbishop
does not believe that the time for in?
ternational peace has arrived yet. He
made this declaration last night st a
banquet of the Creve Coeur Club.
"Today the nation Which dismantles
Mips puts Itself to ?xross humilia-j
ti??n ami danger of fatal disaster." aaldj
LOSERS BY DECISION
WASHINGTON. i>. I , Special.?
:>> a ?u ?lsion lian.i??) down by th?
Interstate Comtnerci Commission t<>
?ia> In the case >?i the Wheeler sn?
M otter Merrsntlle Company, ?>f St. J>>
?eph, Mo., stgsinsl Western railroads
hun?lr?*iis ??f thousand? of dollars will
1??* lost i>> shipper? a*ho have til?*d
claims f?>r reparation asjsinst the raii
r??ads under the Burnhsm-Hsnnsn
Munset rate ?ase. known :is th?? Mis?
souri River rate cas.-. d-*-cld?ed by the
i*nit? <i states "Supreme Coart last i
Th?? commission h?-l?l today tho?
this ?!???*isi??n ?lid n??t apply to Ship?
ments csrrted un?i?*r the cotrnmodltj
rat.s but only t?> traffic on ?-lass
All claims for reparation Hied with
the commission unfler this case on
shfpm? rrts from th? Atlantic coast t<?
points in the Missouri River ?listrict
will he d?-<id.-<! in aceordance with
th- il? ?isi??n today.
(?1KI. \11I1TI: OK NKGRO?
MKVM.i: OOfRT rt7//.ii:|
BAL.TIMORS, Special.--ILn order to
assist the ?*??urt to determine whether
I.mil:: l/eftridge lias negro blood, Dr.
.loin? Whitrldgfl Williams and other
physicians et the Johhs-Hopltlna ii??s
pltal made ?n examination <>f th<? girl
today. She is an inmate of a. n?
orphan asylum, and her sister, who
?vas relessed from tin- same institu?
tion, claims that they ar?? white and
has InStKuted habeas corpus i
in?s t<? secure huellas release. After
th?* examination Dr. Williams said
that ail the accepted t? sis showing the
presence of n<-ir?. blobd hsd failed,
save one. That on?- I? the prcsen<*e ??!"
a blsck line serosa the linger nails.
JUSt around the arc known as ihe half
moon. The presence of the black line,
accordln?- t<? D:. Williams, is not con
elusive, bul only ralees ? quest loa
t?"> the girl's ane?*stry
Rtiella I?eftrldge and her sister. EUs
abeth. were placed in st. *Ellaabeth'a
Horn?- for Colored Children sbout sev?
en years ago. Bllxsbeth left when fif
teen years old. She Is now nineteen.
State's Attorney Owens declsrea that
In his belief th.? statut?- making inter
marriage between a White p? -son and
one of negro blood to the thi. 1 gener?
ation a crime wouhl setth? the <-ii?b
tlon. and that after the third g??nera
tion one with Begrs blood In his veins
would be held by the courts to ha
white. Dr. Williams was unable t?>
?ay whether if there is any BSgro
blood in the girl it extended back three !
gem-rations or more.
"I attach no Importance to the hair
characteristics." said the doctor. ""I
believe that the most important one is
pigmentation. And this I found to !???
entirely absent In the Left ridge f*rlrl
There is no way for me to arrive at
a definite conclusion. The lawyers will
have to fight the matter out."
Model of the Harem Skirt, the ap?
pearance ?of which on ths atreets has
aet G*Mlujn agag.
RICHARD E. BYRD
NEWPORT ?EWS, YAn Special.
?Ion. Richard E. ByrtL is hin
aridr-ct** N*for*e ?the Anti-Saloon
laea-fue Thursday moring answered
the ?assertion made yesterday by
PrsASSSOS CL T. ?Ionian, or stauii
t?m, that the legislature of Vir?
ginia is "iHi-v-Mtl" by three men,
?Uli ti??* ih-vlarution that "it Is not ?
"I am not going to c-rttl<-ise or
abtSSe anytxMly. I urn not going to
Indict the DomoernUe part>. Thl.-.
i- not a political movement, but a
popular movement. It Is not tin*
time or ooMMdoti for h display of
'act lona I politics
In rei*!;. In? Co l-Tofe-*or Jordan.
Mr. Byrd said: "I might rc<-*cnt
tlu- assertion that the (ieiieral \>
semhly i? a -*e-r\ile t?od.v. coii
trollctl by three men. for 1 am a
member of the Assembly. Hut 1
am a -?o-nd-naturc?! man and pre?
fer to believe tliat the man who
made Uie statement Is misiak-ni.
lie does not know what he Is talk?
log about. It Is not true.'*
Mr. Ilyrd's remarks alona; Ui?wse
lines supplemented his formally
livre" Calls for NanM-n.
Speaking :almly, but with determi?
nation. Mr. Ityrd created a storm in
the convention at noon toduy "a hen
he demanded of Prof?BSsor J. T. Jor?
dan, of Staunton. the name* of the
three men responsible for the ?bleat
of the Strode bill.
"That's the rranl and manly thing
t?, ? Mr. Byrd. "Warns the
I.\ i.? .-? ?lefl followed a statement
mad? yesterday by Professor Jordan.
Immediately after being challenge?!
today, Mr. Jordan, rlsint* to a question
of personal privilege, asserted that h?
?li?l nol say three men controlled the
Legislature, but that three men'i in
Hu? nee. cast in the interest, of the
de bill. WOnM ha??- secure?! th?
., of that measure.
Professor Jordan started to
There were cries of "Point of ord?*r."
Mr. Adams, of Blackstone, in a rlntc
?tiu voice, said Professor Joi
should not be placed In ?ich posi?
tion. He suhl he knew thr?-e men did
i.i???k th?- Strode bill, a cheer *creet
. ?1 this remark.
When consideration of the b-j;isla
tlve commlttso*B report came up th?
revolt, which had been brewing
au-alnst Cannon** leadership, broke
1*?'\- S. C. Hat? her. of Richmond.
t.iok the lesd Is tinhting against the
adoption of that part <>! the legisla
committee's report vilifying tin
"i am unwilling to ?endorse this
lug. drastic, bitur-i denunciation
.1 the press." said Dr. Hatcher. "I
-.hink it is uncalled f??r and Impolitic,
mi will <lo mon* harm than good. 1
?ant a chance to ?o on re?-?>rd is op?
posed t?> the adoption l?y tiiis
?ntion of this- part ?il the *' !><>ri."
"I move that only thi- preamble and
luttons i.? sdopted i?> this conven?
Rev. W. C. Steven?, of Roauokc.
denounced in bitter lan?asse the
? port and said that he ?wanted B
.nance to ?rote a sa Inet su? h a acat'n?
ing denunciation of newspapers of Vir?
Rev. James Cannon then suggested
that the preamble and resolutions
ai??n?- be considered, ?.nd consld
"Then if Dr. HstCheT wants
?in r?-< <?rd as opposed to i?-.?t >?! n
port, he can d<> so."
'Phis motion was adopted and th?
preamble and resolution* ooneldere?
? ?ii?' by ?>nc.
Inu-i still?- I.iquot- Shipment.--.
au went ss?oothly until tin
lution providing for prohibition
Bhipmeni <>f ii<iu<?r from wet Into <ir>
territory was reached.
Pr?sident H. P. Atkins opposed this
resolution, sa t In Journal
yesterday. He opposed it on
ground that the convention should
Btand BQuarely on Um one platform?
st at ?-wide prohibition.
'i .un oppossd to any recognition of
the io?*ui option policy. \\v have
al andOned that policy and should not
-t|S|a% u?|.i|j|-od >; j .*j??aa. J? ?. nanisj
tng to defeat an enabling act I would
Introduce auch a bin as this, ?/or it
would tuk?* from BtStSWlders their
chief argument for Statewide prohi?
bition n.- Opposed to local option. It
would give those opposed to Statewide
snother excuse to vote against it. I
think ?.ur legislativ?- committee has
made a mistake."
Thomas Whttehoad followed with
an argument In favor ot tlu- adoption
of the resolution.
Rev. K. s. Ilenckel ami Rev. Asbnri
Christian, of Richmond, supported
President Atkins' motion t?> strik?- out
Others Joined in the revolt against
fJannon. Mr. Christian said he wa*
not opposing the principle of the r,
lution, but was opposed to th.- con*
ventlon'a adopting a resolution which
would give i?oliticians a chance to de
Rev. K. T. Wellford, of the First
Presbyterian Church here, will be the
next proshlent of the Anti-Saloon
League; Rev. J. I>. McAlister, Becro
tary; S. P. Jonen, Richmond, tr ?
urer. according to the report of the
nominating committee this afternoon
at :' o'clock. Th.* same vice presidenta
ar?- named by the nominating eominit
Plve new membera of the executive
committee are named. They are Rev.
H. I), c. Bfaclachian, Richmond; Rev.
D. i.. Blakemore, Rev. If. s. Eagle,
Professor G T. Jordan, Tim P. Sh
han. The R.chmond members, In?
cluding Dr. Maelachlan. are Rev. 11.
P. Atkins. Rev. s. c. Hatcher, Row.
Asbury Christian, Rev. W. C James.
Dr. Ryland Knight, Rev. Thomas
Bemmea < ?thi-r members of the com
mitti* ar.* un?-hange?l.
t'lii.? committee aril! ei?-?-t u super?
intendent to BUtficeed Dr. James Can?
The ne? legislative committee, as
r?-ported 1>> i he nominating t-ommit
tee, la rompas?*1 d of Or. James Cannon,
Jr.. Rot. J. I?. M. Allster, Rev. E. J.
Richardson, R. S. Harbour, Rev. J.
W. Hongh, \V. N Vincent. Rev. 1).
Hepburn, Rev. J. II. Light and th?- In?
coming su peril i tendent.
As Dr. IfoAlltster la th??s put on the
legislative committee, it would m
thai the r?*port that he would b?
? iect? ?( superintendent is Incorreet.
Walter Bydnor, of Richmond, ami
Thomaa Whit'-head. of Amherst. arc
?oil as attorneys for the league.
The report ?~>f nominating committ?-?
'Ain he adopted without eh-ange, it is
I'p to tin- <"<?mnil?l<-<*.
At this afterneon's session th?
at-iiirist the strictures on the p
tain?*d in the legislative oonvmit
i r* f?ort will be resumed. Dl Hat
t has prepared a resolution, which
he will introduce, placing th reapon
s-biiity of abuse ?^t the pr? ss *?m the
legislative committee and r.??t on the
convention. As Dr. Cannon stated at
th?* morning session that he was will?
ing to assume the responsibility, it is
not seen how he can consistent^
pose the adoption of this resolution.
Tlu? Morning Se?s*doii.
Devotional exercises, condu?*t< ,1 ?.
Rev. A. I*". Kankan, opened this morn
ing's session. Statewide sentiment it
the different parts of the State v. a
the topic then discuss?:?! by dele***stes
The business of the convention wi:
be concluded this afternoon, tonigh
being given pver to speech-making.
Reports of two of the most impur
tant committees will be made this af
ternoon?that en nominations am
that on resolutions. The form?
these committees will name the
president and ?he executive eonm :t
tee, which will) at its first meeting
I elect t) ? * ?ntendeot. The
report ?-i th? naamUtSS on r???*?-??lu- \
I ttona Will precipitate a warm tight i
over the adoption of the legislative j
amlttee's report In full,
leadi- e-r? of the league hav?? in
Intention of fighting the
adopt!?? ..i the report Without
A resolution was intr??du? ?*d by
Thomas Whltehead, calling upon the
????lierai Assembly to enact a law
making the place of delivery of liquor
by a common carrier the place of
sale. This resolution was adopted.
Su?-h a law. if enforcsd, would pre
\?*nt the shipment of liquor from wet
into dry territory.
The audit committee reported that
the accounts of the l?-aguy were kept
Rgre. *". W I'erryman. of Norfolk.
won fame by his kin?! word? for the
Called Her Into Alley and Enacts
Tragedy Apparently With?
PITTSBURO, PA., Special.?In an
alley In tho rear of a Nickelodeon on |
the South8lde, Harry Kemp, former
proprietor of the amusement place,
shot a ticket seller, Marie Stelnecke,
through the hand snd then killed
himself by sending bullets through
his head and breast. All that will
error be known about the shooting is
told by the girl, who Is only sixt? ?n
years old. She said Kemp asked her
to go to the alley, as he want???! t??1
tell h?r something. As soon as the
two met^Kemp began shooting. Kemp
was married and leaves a widow and
ROME, Special.?Government re?
lief mea- re put under wsy t?*
? l..> for thousands ot ??ti?* workmen1
through out Italy. The families 01 ?
srorkmen are on the \erge of starva?
tion, and many of them have been
evicted from th? ir hom.-s.
Many io?-.-ii communities undertook ?
to relieve th?* distress by distributing'
bread, l?ut conditions have (fTOWn s?.
bad and want so wi?lesprea?l that
br??ad?-r measures *-. 111 have t?> he
Teles***mn*Ul Horn Marietta today
stated that ?cores <>t ramilles there a?-. '
famine stricken, snd that man)
camped In the fields, having ?>ec*
driven from their homes f?or the i.?in?
payment of r?*nt.
\ mm tai Industrial stsgnstkm pre
vails in muny parts of the country.
"THIS l'KOt'l*AM IS Cl-'llTAIXLY A
Ti-.UKoit." s\*?s Tin: fokmi-'R
CHICA?GO, ILL., Special.?Theo?
dor.? ROOSSVelt >*.a.s Ute ?.enter of th?
oration of Washington s l?irth?la>
In Ct?<**ago today and his program was
strenuous enough tO satisfy his stren?
uous app?tits When he got up this
morning h< announced that h?- was
lit as a nddie" after :? day's r?*st and
a night's sleep at the Union League
Looking over the progrsnv, however,
he ?1? ?lar??l: '"This la ? ? rtainly ?
.Nearly ??very laxly at ths I'liion
1 ?sa gut Club was sleeping thi<? r<?\?>
at a time when the former President
.nose this morning ami there was a
wild ?scramble t?> !?< at the breakfast,
table when he reached it at 7:Se.
?*\\<t;Ki. m a Ht; ahi-t-**
?ro URAVB HOSPITAL
WASHINGTON. D. C., Special.
want to i un around and play. And i
waul li? go home i<? mamma."
This pathetic little plea, from the li*?*.
of a fragile ?tri <?f seven yeara win. baa
lain on .? - i?t at I *ro\i<l? rice Hospital
iH'aiiv two rears win t>.- -gratified next
Then little Mar?garel Nugent, ?>r "An
gsi Ifargaret," us she has come t?> i>,
known about ths hospital, will i*eoeire
her dearest wish, t?? be taken ba? .
her parents, at Alexandria^ and ????join
Since July 4, last, ihls child. who
seecas younger than her ?awes years.
and who !-.<>? appears even more deli
cat?* aftei months of almost esnstssl
stift'erinK. ha* hovered near death .
result ol burns 1 rom it Kiant lii??
k?-r. At times h??r sunVrlng had
i.n so greet as t?. cause her t<> lape?
into ua<consclousness, snd she bss un
dergon?* lour skin-graft ing operation.-.
She bor?- all this torture with ? pa?
tience and ?-ndurance that sss-assd so |
far beyond her years that she has be- >
come known among nurse? and physi?
cians us w , 11 as l>y man: . Isltors to the
hospital as "Angel Uai >t."
With the exception <?! nuiklng earn
SSt pless to bo taken to her mother,
the little sufferer lum hardly com?
plained. Despite the care and atten?
tion lavished >">n her. the Mowers
books and dolls brought her by pitying
grown-ups. she has not been spoiled,
her nurses say, and she still wants to
Ii'hvi? all that behind her to return to
Th<- la?< operation whs successful.
The healing was slow, but nowS the
buma are near I * cohered by fresh skin
and by the latter part of next week
physicians expect she will be able i?>
be taken to her home. Kven then li
will be some time before she can run
?Meanwhile "Angel Margaret** is
counting the days until she will be car?
ried from the white room of th?* hos?
A kind hearted old g?*nth-man
found a small boy crying and stopped
to see what was the matter.
"What's the trouble, son?" he ask?
"Tommy I'rown hit me." boohooed
the boy. "an' father he hit me be
cause I let Tommy hit me. an' Tommy
Brown h<- hit me again because I told
lui her. an' now father'll hit m?* again
because Tommy Brown hit me the
Find Charred Body of Fireman
After ConflftgTation Had Done
Its Worst?Hotel Quests
Flee in Their Night
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Special.?
One man was killed, six others in?
Jured, and an entire block of the bus?
iness district of White Plains was
wiped out by tire today which did
nearly $1,000,000 damage. Hundredth?
uf families were driven panic-stricken
from their homes attired only in their
For a time it looked as though a
large portion of the city would be de?
Five firemen of the Hope Engine
Company were caught under a falling:
wall. All of them, with the exception
of George Holp. were rescued, but
Holp's body was pinned down by a
thick beam, and for more than an
hour a stream of water was kept
turned upon him to prevent his being
burned to death, while r?-scuers at?
tempted to get his body tree of the
debris He Horn dually taken out and
hurried to the White Plains Hospital.
where it was found that he had a
broken leg and a broken ankle. His
body was also badly scorched.
Find t'luu red Body.
It was not until four hours after
th?- flames had broken out and fire?
men wore searching the smouldering
ruins that they came upon a charred
body, it was so badly burned that
ideation was impossible.
Th?- authorities Immediately com?
menced to check off a llat of firemen
and tenants in the building to secure
identification In this manner.
Captain Piggotl and three of his
men In th?* ?Southalde Engine Com
pany were trapped on the third floor
of the Roll building when th?- roof
crashed in upon them. They were
Saved by Bremen with scaling ?adders
after s great at al of difficulty.
The fire, which was discovered,
shortly after .". A. If., burned with
great swiftness, and within half an
hour h?-lp was being summoned from?
Fire Started in Hold.
The blase was first discovered in
the la'xlngton Hotel and was soon eat?
ing its way through the entire block.
The guests In th?- hotel were warned
and they rushed to the street attired
In their night clothing. The weather
was very ?old and homes of nearby
residents were thrown op?*n to them.
Th?-r?- were many narrow escapes
from death. The firemen, while grop?
ing through the 1i<m?-i corridors? came
upon s womsn une? mtclous from
smoke. The firemen were hampered
by the crouds which pushed forward.
The Weather was -.l.l that the water
from the hoses turned t?? !<?<? upon the
The principal loss.-.- w. r--: Admiral
Dot. hotel owner; I* '"rothers;
John Bell, owner <>f the Bell build
in?:: Iforeel Reel Rutate company.
Qarney, American Express
Company. Marshall*? stsbles. ciark
Grocery Company, Anita restaurant
and C. it. Crlffen.
<?.KT IIAKSII HI AY Mill
?FOlt TlllilH HONKSTY
NEW YORK, Special?Two men
carrying an sutomoblle Ure ?*hain ap?
proached Patrolman John Rafferty, of
the Esst Fifty-first Street Station at
9 o'clock last jilght at Forty-seventh
Sir?-, t ;.n.l S. -Toul Av.-nue.
"We f?iund this |n the snow at
Forty-eighth Street and Third Ave?
nu?." said one man. "Whafll we do
with it '."' -~ * . N .- ?jg
?wii*.-! t lake it around i<* ?the sta-fl
tlon bons.-' said Rafferty. '
They did -?? an.i Rafferty an
along. The) v..*?* telling Lieutenant
Raynor about th? >f the chair,
when ?Captain John \V. O'Connor
walked out <>f his room.
, "What's >..!ir sanie?" he asked the
man with the ?haln.
"Walter Hennings, i live at 304
Washington Street." was the answer.
"Where's Washington Street?" de
"1 >owntow*ii." answered Henning?.
Then he Bald h? li\?*d at 9 Bowery
and that he had a ?wife in Pennsyl?
Captain O'Connor told the lieuten?
ant to arrest Henninga H?mnings pro
tested that he had found the iliaia
and ha.l brought it to th?* station vol?
untsiily. O'Connor ?-u.tuionod the
other man, who said h<- waa Joseph
Csmbters, thirty years ??id. of i <\tth
.-?rln?- Street, a t?-um.ster.
"Make a prisoner ??f him." O'Con?
nor said to Kaynor. "Char-;. -'-em
with being suspicious pern
a reporter for the World *.??? ? t to
Forty-eighth Street and Thlr.l ?*- --entre
and found the plain imprint of the
chain In the snow. Rafferty corro
borated th- statement ?.f th?- two men,
thai he had not arrested them. In the
night court ?they were promptly dis?
charged by Magistrate lirown.
OF BRIBERY CHARGE.
NEW YORK, SPEClALr?The ac
qulttal of ex-Senator Frank J. Gard?
ner upon the charge of attempted
bribery in connection with the antl
race track bi-tting bills in 1908 writes
finis upon crimina] prosecution re?
sulting from the work of the legisla?
tive graft com m it tee. Th?-re will be
no further criminal action taken as
a r?*sult of the charges made before
th?* committee that half a minion dol?
lars were raised at at a dtnn?-r at Del
monlco'fl in too? t<> light the bills.
Gardner was jubilant today.
"They n.-ver had anything on me,"
ii?- declared. "I knew an?! my friends
knew they could never convict me be
cnus?* l was Innocent. There was no
foundation for the charges except gos?
sip and political enmity."
CHICAGO. ILL., Special?Harry
Dlvolet was killed and live other men
perhaps fatally injured when a cov
ered passageway between a new build?
ing and an <?>.' structure at State and
Madison Streets collapsed early todaj
The collapse ?ame without warning
plunging men fifty feet to the allf
I la low.
- - - ?????!)? a ?..????..?,.?? ?,.????.,? ,?j ,? i? ? ? ...._._.-. ....... .. f t t t^
JOYS OF NEVADA
Condemned men In Nevada may have their choice of death by hanging
shooting or poison.
A legislative measure provides that at the time of .sentencing the con?
demned man may choose his way t?i die.?News It.
Nevada may not be a very pleasant place to li
Hut it seems a model spot in which to die;
Not only will it kill a man. but soon will kindly give
The man the right to pick what they'll apply.
They h mane tn?- job .1 almost like a joke;
Von know the victima must enjoy th?* fun.
When sheri ??* before their cells with: "Pete, you've got to croak,
And v?< want io Know th.- nay you wish it done."
The victim, though he may be bad, must still appreciate
Such kindness, and It makes his cell grow bright.
(Of course he weeps with pride and joy to learn his native State
Has cultivated mann? is so polite).
The guard, as well, grows glad and proud, and looks into the cell
And shows a rope, some poison and a gun?
"We want to make you happy, Pete," he says, "but In a spell
Vou'll have to croak?how will you have It done?" I
I fear that In a month or ao most ev'ry living man
Will emigrate to auch a land as this,
There's very few can long resist attractions of this plan,
or fall to take advantage of Its bliss.
Hut still I fear some selfish man?some criminal, in fact,
Would fall to answer to the merry call.
And when they asked him how he'd die, would neither speak nor act.
Or say he wouldn't pick a plan at alL
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