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MM It Kit 110
n\ ?
irty Was Returning From
Service of Young People's
3w-Catcher Carries Its Human
Freight Distance of 100
Three persons wore killed, two In
anity, ami two olbiTM were 1 n -
red. one seriously, when north
miid Itichmoiul, Fredericksburg and
jtomac pairsenger train No. 6S
ruck an automobile at <J|cn Allen
St >llght about ??; 15 o'clock.
The dead iiru:
Miss Adelaide Uroaildui, aged 14.
If :i A'
?x' -uerlte Dunnavunt, aged
belli Scott, aged Sf?. Tap
ihanuv ,.. Essex County.
The 1 it J t? r?-?l arr :
-MIn3 Evelyn Jon in. aped 2.*>, Halli
Alfred Uroaddus, aped IT, 1>rother
Mi us llrou'Mue, fJleti Allen.
Tilt- party was returning to their
"nrll after attending a meeting of '
? flapllst Young People's I'nion at i
e Olnn Alien l$.iptii,t Church. They |
ere riding in -a I'Vjrd limousine)
"nc Mountain iioad, which skirts
len Alien. .\b they ncared the
lchino:id, Fredericksburg and I'o- I
nine railroad station, ir&in No. 6S. '
Itieh left Richmond at i.l.'. hove
to Sight.
one account that reached Itlch- !
ond, lust night naui that another J
itomol.ilc had stopped to await \
issing of tl>#s train, which l/t said
hnvo been coing at a moderate
.te of speed. Young Uroaddus.
wording to rojiort, attempted to
os? the track ahead of the onruCi
g locomotive.
Kind llodlen nn l'Hot.
As the uutomoblle hearing its pre
ous load of human freight got
hwart tJie rails it was struck by |
e locomotive. It was smashed into ,
?idling wood and twi.ited steel and
The cow-catcher of the engine
eked up its hnman freight, two of
e occupants of the automobile !??>
g already dead, it Is 'believed, and
irfied them a distance of loo yards
? more.
Townspeople. attracted to the
ene, rescued the living from among
i'o diyid. Miss Jones, conscious and
fsterical, was borne from the en
ne's pilot. On either side of her
as the body of a dead companion,
hey wero Mish Scott and Miss
roaddus. t
Miss Dunnavnnt. fatally injured,
as found alongside the track, un
insciotis. She was taken into the
)ine of \V. Conway Stunders. secre
ry of the Virginia .State Fair As-,
iciation, by A. O. Nicholson, man
;e.r of the OJibson Motor Company.
Hichinond concern, who was spend
y the week-end with Mr. Saunders,
id others, where she expired within
'teen minutes.
Miss Jones, with a compound frac
ire of her right leg anil suffering
om excessive shock and young
roaildus were picked up from where
ey lay near Miss Dunnavant.
Hroadilus was taken to the home
' his tilt her. Dr. W. 12. Uroaddus.
Cllen Allen and Richmond, and
iss Jones was brought to ltieh
ond and taken to the ltctreat for
(C .Sick, where I Jr. J. St. Julian ()p
>nhimer last* night stated that she
as suffering severely from shock
id the aggravated hurt to her right
g. Her condition was pronounced
t serious.
Three Taught School.
Miss Dunnavant. Miss Scott and
iss Jones were teachers in the Olen
lien public, school.
I)r. Uroaddus. father of two of
st night's victims, is a well-known
Ichmond dentist, with olllces at 303
ast <;race Street.
Miss Jones boarded with a Mrs.
icpherd <it OJlen Allen. Ollicials of
io train, following the accident, or
?rcd a berth to he made up for her
loard the train, and in this she. was
need and the train backed to Rich
The triple fatalities stunned the
ttle town ^>f (ilen Allen as it has
>t been shocked in years. The vlc
nis were universally popular and
id a wide circle of friends. Ar?
ingemonts for the funerals could
>t bo made until relatives were
AVII1 Conduct Inquest.
|l)r. J. Fulmer ISright. coroner for
pnrico County, stated last night
lat he would hold an inquest today
12:30 o'clock at Bennett's under
king establishment.
Undertaker Hennott will prepare
|o body of Miss Dunnavant for
(irial, and the remains of Miss
?oaddus and liss Scott were turned
er to Undertaker I,. T. Christian, j
icy wero expected to- bo removed j
the respective establishments dur- I
g the night.
Engineer J. E. Adams. Conductor
n. Waller and Fireman Mallory,
1 of Hichmond, wero in charge of
o ill-fated train. They, as ,were
hers, wore summoned to the. In
tout today as witnesses.
Supreme Council Will Also
Consider Policing of
I' -
Boundary of Armenia Will Be
Definitely Fixed at
I My A.'oorjatol Press."?
FAX IlKMy, A ;j r: 1 13.?Questions
in connection with tho peace treaty
w.th Turkey will comprise t>i?? first
business to he taken up by the su
preme council of the allies at Its
firr't formal session here tomorrow,
"lila was decided upon at a confer
ence today In th< Duvaclian Palace,
whero the sessions are to be holil,
attended by Premier Nltti. of italv,
Uoy.l CcorKc of <ir<-at Jlrltaln and
Mlllerand of France.
It was attrccil that dally commu
niques <shou!d he Issued, as upon the
occasion ?f previous feaslons off the
Jt developed definitely today that
the United Stales would not be rep
resented at the conference.
| Prime Ministers ?>.' .tk,- three great
powers Nltti, .Mllleraml. and Uoyd
Oeorgt have expressed decided r<
? rit th.it the I'nittrl States (.'iivcm
ment was takinr no part in wjiat is
rewarded as one of the Una! acts of
the peace conference.
llrllrrrM Amrrlrn Will rir In.
As far as ii can he sensed, the
feeling here Is that the absence of
America is only a tomporarv one
and that the reasons for h'r present
detachment are likely to disappear,
For the present, however, the
; Prime Ministers. Foreign Ministers.
and ambassadors of France. Great
i Hritnln, Italy, Jaji^n, Belgium and*
Greece at the meeting-.are occupied
. with problems particularly affecting
themselves, and there is no dlsposl
| tion to dwell unduly up'^n the lack
j of American participation.
The first ip.-eting will be opened
j at li o'clock tomorrow morning. The
i decision to make the Turkish treaty
| the rtrwt business of the conference
was not unexpected, an there ap
pears to be Kcneral agreement that
as the Turkish question was one of
the main reasons for the callliiK of
the conference. It might as well be
taken tip at the very beginning. It
i !s surrounded by many perplexities,
among th?-m . naval and military
question**. such as tho manner of
policing the Dardanelles, what form
of control shall be set up in Con
stantinople, tho delineation of the
boundaries of Thrace and Armenia,
and the question of the Clreek posi
tion in Smyrna.
lo < onatdrr l*?xclinnj;e,
j ' Another subject which has not
been much mentioned as yet. but
> which would be brought before the
council before its close, will b< the
condition of international exchange
| an'> tbe position In which Italian in
dustry has been placed by lack of
j coal. Tho Hungarian treaty will
have to be passed upon finally, with
the prospect ahead that the present
Hungarian government may refuse
to sien it. Then there is the vast!.,
j important question of compelling
j Germany to fulfill the treaty of Ver
sailles, regarding which an early
declaration by tins conference is ex
pected. Sessions \vill he held morn
ing and afternoon, with I in: possi
bility thnt evening meetings also
may be arranged for. The Japanese
ambassador will ho In attendant* at
all the session.', while Premier Veni
j zelos. for tireece. an.l Foreinn Min
ister Itymans, for Itelc-ium, will be
admitted during discussions concern
ing questions affect Ini; their nations.
The Jugo-Slavs are not represented
here, ami It appears doubtful if the
Adriatic question will be taken up.
(Continued on Second Page.)
King of Sweden Tours
Europe as "Drummer"
(Ily l'n|vrmal Nrrvlrc.)
LONDON, April IS.?ItlnK (inn
inf, of Nnrdrn, in following Ilia
i'\aiui>lr of Allirrt of the IlrlKlnnn
l?y tiiurlnc Kuropc i?n u "royal
druniinrr.'' .The SivrdMi ununri'h
nna In ICnKlqiitl privately (luring
(he iinut wrrk Itltldlnt? for Wrlxli
ronl nod othrr roinnioilltlrn cnncn
tfnl to hln ruuntrjr. Ilr In now rn
roulc for l'iirlMf mill 'or. bunl
"I am not ankliiK for luiina,''
IUmk Ciajituf In <|Uo(i'il nil najlnt;
whllr hrrc. * "I am rarrcly fit.
ruIdr Mwrdrn'ii rlnlmn for in n -
tr-rluln tilth nlilrh to liulltl up her
indtintrien. In the prrKrnt tvorld
Hrrnmhlr for nuppllrn It Ih Im
prrntlvp thnt onr krrp on thr
lookout, nnd It In the duty of a
KIiir to nerve bin people."
llr^an as a Joko, liut Spread
Quickly to All
10|i|H)slto Sox Joins in (.'aiupitiKn
iiml llcrortls Many riol^cs to
Aid in Furring I'rlcos to Come
r Uy A.-*oclat*d Press. 1
| TAMI'A, KL.A., April If,.?Whether
1 the wearing o' overalls and calicoes
instead of tiiue si-rgi'S, native I'lilin
| lleaohes. homespuns, voiles ami other
expensive clothing will tiring down
the high cost of dressing is an ex- j
j perirnent fir!<i started hern and Is
now spreading through the whole
: country.
Tho new style movement, Its origi
; nators say, 1? dictated In the spirit
' of public duty and necessity and
'?does not Indicate an)* lessening of
desire dn the part of cither men or
; women for good and stylish apparel.
' They think, however, that it is wort.: j
while to try to popularize overalls
1 for men and calicoes and ginghams
' for women and It is no secret that
'.he feminine experimenters are still
looking for the return of silks, satins,
organdies ar.J the like to the limita
tions of their purses.
So it came about that Haflfor 1,
Jones, secretary of an insurance
| < ompuny, started the Overalls Club
of Tampa. Each member pledged to
wear overalls as a regular thing un
j tii clothing prices tumbled.
! When tlio men organized the wo
men took iiii the tattle, the New
Thought and L'nlty Club, headed by
Mrs. Clara L.:iwton Metealf, pledging:
Its membership to calico dresses. All |
i f this had it.i tirst public Jem-jii- !
jstration on Eauer Sunday.
i Men and wumen, correctly garbed ]
j ti? harmonize with the now idea, j
I gathered i:i the courthouse square, j
[ Addresses were made, new pledges \
! received, ami petitions signed asking
, city, Slate. an.i national officials to
, take notice and give aid.
! Tlie overall club li.sists that thej
j war has only begun and that they'll
i stick It out and are gaining recruits
j iti bunches.
Government Which Arrested j
R <: v olu 11 o n i s f /'of iises to
Grant His Extradition.
' f Tty Associated I 1
.l'.KHIilN, April IS.?The Swedish
; government has decided that it will
i n/>t grant extradition of l>r. Wolf
gang K'ipp. leader of the German
! reactionary revolt of March 13. in
the cvfn; such action is requested by
Germany, the newspaper Vorwaerts
lin>< learned from an authoritative I
source. The government takes the
! position lhat the offense of Dr. Kapp, j
j who was arrested at Koederteljo yen- i
terday, Js uoi extraditable.
Politicians and Diplomats Regard These Deliberations1
as Supreme Test of Globe-Encircling Con
federation of Nations. '
IHy Universal Servlco.]
SAX IllCMO. April IS.?The stage Is
set In thin picturesquely situated an-1
clont little town for a week of his-1
tory-making deliberations and deci
sions hy tlio leading statesmen of
the countries that fought the Teu
tonic alliance In tho great war. Jt
i#s no exaggeration to say that most
or tho politicians and dopIomaU;
themselves rejcaVd these deliberations
as the supreme test of tho globe-en
circling confederation of nations
which ended that war victoriously,
more particularly the trlplo entente
between France. Rrltaln and Italy.
Tho 'Premiers and Foreign Ministers
of thcio three nations began work
today by drafting copfercncc agenda
I and generally mapping out a course
| of procedure.
Premier IJoyd Oeorge and Mille
I rand were seen to chat amiably for
a long time, presumably patching up
their differences on the recent French
"demarche" In the Rhine zone.
United States Ambassador Ftobert
Underwood Johnson turned up unex
pectedly nnd had a protracted con
versation with SiKnor N'ittl, Premier
of Italy. /.
The American ambassador denied
however, that his visit had any con
nection with the Interallied confer
StejM have been taken to keep
President Wilson fully posted on the
progress of the negotiations here.
Brotherhood Officers Move to
Revoke Charters of Chicago
Detroit Will Attempt to Re
sume Switching Operations
With Volunteers.
The nation-wide railroad rtrike
'? apparently has collapsed.
Except sections*,
raiiroad officials reported last night
the built of the men who followed
the leadership of John Oruxiau, a
-hicago trainman, had returned to
work. Normal passenger service was
virtually restored, they said, while
substantial progress had been made
?in moving tlii> vast amount of freight
that ha*i been accumulating through
out the country, especially in the
! Hast. during the past three weeks.
In Chicago, the original strike cen
ter. railroad officials reported the
strike had lost its effectiveness,
while brotherhood chiefs declared
action would be taken today towards
revoking the charters of locals whose
mcmber.s refused to return to .work
by tnidhlght Saturday. Not more
than 2.0tt' men are reported to be
out thero by railroad officiate, al
though those figures were disputed
by Orunau, who claimed the strikers'
ranks were unbroken and that a
: meeting of outlaw union heads from
jail sections of the country would be
I held there today to make plans for
| continuing the strike.
Hudson Tillies Still CloMrd.
; in the New York district it was ap
( parent that most of the strikers.
' whose numbers were varloucly cati
j mated from 4.000 to 20.000. had re
' turned. Two thousand employes of
(the Hudson Tubes. which carry
| thousands of commuters inlo New
York dally from Northern New Jer
; soy points, were the only uniteJ and
'important hold-outs. T.ie tubes have
j been closed to. pnssenser traffi;
I '.ho men walked out. April 0.
In Detroit an attempt will bo mad>*
I today to resume switching opera
' lions with volunteer crews recruited
| from the ranks of idle factory work
| ers. In Cleveland oil lo<-al freight
i terminate, with the exception of the
New York Central Collinwood yarils
I :.tnl the Krio Railroad, were still
| tlot! up. but passenger service
| through the Union Station was nor
i mal.
Return today o* several hundred
I RaltlniOTG and Ohio trainmen of the
| fonneilsvUle-Pittsburgh division is
expected to mark general resumption
of freight servioe in that di^tri.'t. A
few Pittsburgh terminal nun are
| still out.
i Virtually normal conditions were
i reported in the Mtiflfalo. Toledo and
j Philadelphia districts, where the ma
jority of the strikers had alrfu^y re
| turned to work. Strenuous efforts
i were made Inst night to l r-a'.: up the
strike in Columbus. Ohio.
! Wavrr.nts for the arrest of John
lflrur.au, lieiMl of the <"liics:j;o \ard
I men's Association, and nine of his
| lieutenants were issued today. The
' warrants were returnable before
! United States Commissioner Mason.
It was expected a'l the .1110:1 would
I !>e in custody tonight.
North Carolina Authorities
Return Fire of Gamblers,
Killing Three.
fltV A.H.'ftoiaN1 "r^'SS]
! April IS?ISx-Sheriff I.ee Joyce was
killed. Jim Matthews, special deputy,
was shot through the neck, probably
fatally wounded, and three negroes
were killed tonight in a fight be
tween officers and negroes at Walnut
Cove, fifteen miles from this city.
According to reports received here,
the officers attempted to break up a
card game, said to have been in prog
ress in a restaurant operated by Nick
Halrston, a negro.
AVlfeti the officers entered the res
taurant the negroes, according to tho
report received here by the police,
began shooting. Ex-Sheriff Joyce is
said to have been killed immediately
and in addition to the neck wound
Matthews was badly beaten. Keel
ing at Walnut Cove is running high,
according to reports.
Fnrlj-Kliclil Apply for I.lrenxra.
HAUTPOKI), CONN., April 13.
Forty-eight former saloon owners
have -made applications for licenses
to sell liquor. They have acted on a
"tip" that the Supreme Court will
nnntil the eighteenth amendment.
How many Investments return
themselves In five years? Some say
the I'nry Estate will do It! tf?3
beautiful residential lots at ^auction
Thursday. April 211. 2:30 P. M. Sale
conducted by Atlantic Coast Really
1 Co., Petersburg, Va. It. V. Whlte
hufst & Co., 1014 Kast Main Street,
| Richmond, Local Representatives.?
^ v. , . ........
Preston H. Cobb, Prominent
Hotel Man, Fatally Stricken
While Joining Congregation.
Was First Time Dead Man Had
Attended Religious Services
Since His Youth.
As he wis being received Into the
membership of Seventh .Street Chris
tian Church, Preston II. Cobb, <??. of
11- North Kiflith Street, died sud
denly yesterday morning about 11:13
Mr. Cobb was kneeling at the altar,
and the pastor, He v. II. 1?. C. Alae
lachlan. 1?. 1?? waa in the act of
pronouncing him n member of the
uongregation, when he reeled and
fell into the aisle, a corpse.
It was the first time that Mr. Cobb
had 'icen in a church since he was a
boy. U was said last night.
llis wife, Inez, died last Sunday,
lifter a lingering illness, at Pine
fain p. -arid was buried Wednesday.
jMr. Cobb hail been brooding over the
?leath of his wife and was suffering
front nervous Indigestion. This, ag
cravated by heart disease. Is believed
jto have been responsible for his
1 reston II. Cobb. Jr. an only child,
j survives. Another son. Robert, died
; last October.
Mr. Cobb was I wen known as a
| restaurateur and hotel man and at
(onc time operated tho Commercial and
| \ irglnia Hotels and succeeded \V. II.
j Kirkwood as owner of a chain of
I Main and Ilroad Street restaurants,
which later were known as' Cobb's
; restaurants.
Preston Cobb., Jr. S-yoars old,
;?as at his father's side when the
.parent was stricken In death. The '
j little fellow had atrcmled uSundav
!'.V ! 31 S,!VonU' Street Christian
j r.urch yesterday morning and late'
[was joined* l?y his father.
. Since the death of his wife, Mr
<"ot.l? had been making his home'with
?Mrs. Ceorge \V. Weaver, 1607 Dela- !
| ware Avenue. Highland Park. i(0
jhad been in declining health for ni
[year or morn and She shock of his
I wife.-, death proved too great for his!
: strength.
Mr. Cobb is survived by two I
brothers. P.cb.rt Cobb, of New York!
,v another In California, and a j
married sister, in Oklahoma. No '
I i.lenrtiorul relatives survive.
Arrangements for the fiinf-.il it'
was said last mi-hl. would not' be 1
made until after arrival of relaMves.
Coroner W II. Whitfield viewed the
body *Mli> ft *tlll lay in Seventh
? roet Ch-istlan Cliun-h. after which
? t was removed to BWoy's under! ik
1 establishment, where It was pre
pared for burial.
C o V <> r it m o n t Do m a ? ds for
1 Period Fiu/ing Juno HO Will |
Approximate 6 Ui/lions
I "v Associated Prer*)
, W -4SHIXOTON, April is It Oo?t
! ,o r,,n ,h?
?? h?. Jirst nino months of the ilseal
,.ve.?r. ?-,i taking as an average,
rren.sury officials said today that total
:^!!.J,^,nWOn, for the
??.? months' period ending June'
reach approximately
' 10 or nearly St8.000.000 a
! "Prns w,,!ch '*"?>
j .v nine months cxponsiuv nro#
n>ar Oepartrnunt. S1.301 r<l5.W0
road administration. f iiil.f.go.ooo
! , vy department. IWI.IUU.OOO; Ship
ping Hoard. S 533.100.000. and interest
. ?? the public debt. $r.C4,023.00n Pon
gress lias spent for its own inalnte
j nance J15,303.000, and the exeeuUve
j offices cost $6,177,000.
< ar?v,nr *UTabt r ??*? of New Order?
' ' Phold* Pern omit I,|1?.
erly, Knruifd at .\ew York.
NEW vmit-'1";1'1 f?eri'l"?.|
' your. April 18.?Caravan
? 'X, Order of Camels, has opened
headquarters here and will Immo
?li.Uely start a membership drive,
he I amels" whole purpose is to fight
or and protect "personal liberty,
whether it concerns tlie eighteenth
amendment, Sunday baseball, the
movies or tobacco." ' '
I* Inn en CommnnUi I.rmlrr In Made
Pr|?oncr nt MArlriihitcl, nn?l In
Now at lCffer.
IlEUMN, April 18.?Max Hocl*. tho
I lauen Communist leader, was ar
rested at Mttrienbad Saturday, ac
cording to an ofllclal Czech report,
and is now In prison at Kgor, i. ahort
distance from Carlsbad.
Trnvulorij' friend?York niv..r l.lne, B:io
1 . M. daily, Bxc. Sunday to llaltimore.
*ry ii.*^"Aciv?
Escaped From Asylum
by Bed Clothes Route
Illy Annoelnted I'rM*.)
FKIltitS KAI.LS, JI1N.V., April
IN,?Thulium W. Slmpkln, nlmi
knoivii n* Tbomim \V. Shelley,
ivlio Hhot I>r. .lumen Mnrkoc, In 11
\?w York t'Hijreh lodnv, hud
been nn Inmntr for mmr time of
the .tllniienotn Slatr Inannr Asy
lum lirrr, up to tiro yarn nc?
nbrn he mnile hi* rurnpr. 111 r?
mind. It l? believed, hrfnmf nf
frclrd (hronRh uliiily of nplrltunl
Ilefore he nneceeded In eaenp
liiK. vihleh vrnit nrruiupllnliril h>*
knotting bed rlmhlnK together
nnd lo-nerlnc; hlmxelf from a hiRh
nlndou, he hnd made two nt
temptn to net niTty, hut on enrh
ueoiiMlon hiin rrenplurrd.
Sltnpkln m?? not rennrded nn
dnnfceroun here.
General Angoi Flores Captures Ills
Territory Despite StilT
Revolts in ''Mexican States of j
Xavarit anil Mlelioaenn Testify
That Movement Against Mexico
" City Government Is Widespread.
|B|" Ansoelated Prtsstt. J
JR-?l>espite rcsistnncc from Car- :
ranza oldiers, General AnK?l Flores. '
Soncca commander, has progressed ?
at the rate of thirty miles a day, ac
cording- to a message received here '
by Francisco IClliui. leader In the j
Sonora evolutionary movement.
After defeating Carrnn*i? forces;
yesterday thirty k'Hometern south I
of Ouantichil. Soriora. kllliiftr tweK'e |
stddiera, cap!urltig six wounded nndj
thirty unwusjiidcd prisoners. General
Florcs was quoted as having found
a locomotive, nine oars, "plenty of
arms." ami some horse?.
More than 1.000 troop*, principally
Vnqui Indiana, have assembled in
Agua Prleta. K1 vu hundred more are
at Naco, a few milc<$ south of hnre,
and 1,000 more On route. The troops
at Xaeo ari- reported to havn thirty
l.!r'>wninij machine nuns.
The State o' Xayarit, Mexico, has
indorsed the steps taken by Sonurw
against the Carranza government,
according to a message received last
n!$ht from General P. Kliaa Calles,
eonnnander-ln-eh ief of the Sonora
forces. and acting Governor.
A revolt in the Stole of Michoacan,
engineered by (Jeneral Pasqtial Ortiz
KtUiie, Oovernor of the State, and
strong supporter of I.ientenant-Col
onel Alvaro Oltregon, is announced
in the jrovernment's ?eeond war bul
letin issued f-s.rly today Oovernor
Kuliio, the bulletin states, has fled
from MorellJ, tho stato capital, with
!00 men, accompanied by Major
Jesus Mil la n, with a command of
fifty men.
Mexican I\ a vol it lion Viewed
Willi Alarm by Friends
of Carranza.
(F.y Universal Service.)
WASH I NO TON, April IS.?The'
Mexican revolution, which was]
forced by the tactics of Carranza en-1
deavorlng to suppress Obregon's can-j
dldncy fur President in tho north-'
western tier of states, is assuming!
proportions, which alarm adminis- i
tration olllclals.
The attitude of General Villa wil j
be an Important factor, but it is nn-,
tlolpated that ho would join the rcvo-j
lution if it should break out In Chi
huahua, as he has numerous scores]
to settle with Carranza.
Man Who Slew Dr. Markoc
Lived in Richmond
Six Months.
Worked in Plant of Baughman
Stationery Company in This
City as a Printer.
Inciters dated April 17 and bearing;
a Richmond post mark of the s.imc
date Indicate thut Thomaa W. ohel
ley, or Simpkin, who shot tip .St.
Georges Church, In New York. >-oh
terday and killed I>r. Junius W. Mur
l:oe, a vestryman and noted physi
cian, was in Richmond as laie as
Sat urday, The man was seen on
Thursday by a nurse who had at
tended him while he was a patient
In a hospital here, and received" the
money which paid his way to New
York from Richmond frlerids.
Shelley Is the man who was re
ported several weeks ago as having
mysteriously disappeared after leav
ing the Sheltering Arms Hospital.
That he had voluntarily entered the
Kastern Hospital for tlie Insane, at
Williamsburg, was learned later.
He left Williamsburg on Thursday
on the 12:20 o'clock train and came
to Richmond, where he evidently re
mained until Saturday night. when
ho topk u train for New York.
Cnme Here I.mat AaciiNt.
Shelley, is ho was known here,
came to Richmond on August 25.
HH3, from Dulutli, where he had been
an Inmate of a hospital for the in
sane. He secured employment with
the IlnuKhman Stationery Company,
Inc., as a printer and worked faith
fully until about November 1. liny,
when he was stricken with stomach
fombla and wns sent to Memorial
Hospital, where, on November 25, he
wan operated upon for a tumor, tha
growth being removed nt thut time,
hater he was removed to the Retr-i^t
for the Sick, and subsequently. his
money having been exhausted, lie
was taken to the Sheltering Arms
Hospital, where he was operated upon
Wim Kngllnh Actor.
Shelley, or Simpkin, as it was
learned thnt his name really Is, was
an Bui;iish actor, u> comedian, who
was committed to an asylum for the
Imiane in Minnesota more than it
year ago. llis wife and family, con
sisting of two children, were with
him at that time. #nd were sen; to
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. and
from thence home to Houuslow, Knsj
land, by a charitable institution.
How he managed to escape from
Duluth and get to Richmond is not
known. He arrived bore on August
25, anil secured work with the
Haugliman Stationery Company al
most immediately. He was very
honest anil industrious, according to
Mrs. T. II. Chadlck, 70S West (Jrace
Street, with whom he roomed.
Not lone after taking up his res
idence here lie became sick, it was
learned, and on the advice of liia
landlady consulted l>r 13. T. Trice,
oi* 701 West Crace Street, just icross
the street from his residence.
On making an examination. Dr.
Trice stated that the ease was very
unusual, and very interesting to him.
He knew that his patient was a poor
man and not able to pay much for
the. operation which was necessary,
but the physician agreed to do the
work required for S200.
Operated^ On at Meniorlnl.
In November, Shelley went to the
Memorial Hospital. On November 2.1
he was operated on. His money be
ing soon exhausted, Shelley left tho
hospital and returned to his room
ing house, apparently much recovered.
Within a few days, however, he had
a collapse, ami through the efforts
of Mrs. Chadlck and I>r. Trice, ho
. (Continued oil See?Tn<i Page.) '
Mary Pickford Says She Answered All Questions Asked
by Trial Judge Frankly and Has
Nothing to Fear.
fn> Universal Kervicp.l .
I .OS ANOKt.ISS, CAU, April 1S.? i
Mary I'ickford, her present husband, ;
Douglas Fairbanks, and her former.
husband. Owen Moore, havo po fear j
that success will meet the Nevada i
Attorney-General's milt to annul the
Moore divorce by which Miss Pick
ford was left freo to marry Fair
banks, II was declared today by the J
pretty Utile film star, following a j
conference here of the three most .
vitally interested and sevisral law- 1
">I feel It Is almost unnecessary
for me to say that the. charges of
collusion and deceit made* by the
A ttorney-tieneral of Nevada nre nb
aohitoly untrue and unwarranted,"
paid MUcs Tick ford. "My answer fol
lowing the tiling of the complaint In
Nevada remains tiie same as it was
when the suit was tlrst mentioned
as a possibility. There was no col
lusion between myself and Mr.
"Art to the Charse that I de
liberately attempted to deceive the
Jud-qu and others -j.s to my real mo
tive, 1 believe that all those who
heard the testimony given by mo in
tho suit for divorce, will agree that
1 tried to answer frankly .and fully
as possiblo all questions asked me
by the court and the attorneys.
"I havo no fear, none of us have.
6f the outcome of the cafe. Wt are
sure of our ground and are certain
the decrce will not be annulled."
fames Wright Markoe, Promi
? nent New York Physician,
Victim of Radical.
/ _
Killer Appears Crazed, Admit
ting Bolshevist Belief When
XICW VORK, Apr,, 1S._Dr. Jnme3
?Markoe. a well-known surgeon. was
up?the H'ff k"'C(* ,0da>' w??'? taking
UP the offerings at lhe mornlnj? 8(Jr.
Ice in the fashionable St. George',
Protestant Bpi.copal Churchi?r*,?
teenth Street and Stuyvesant Place
Tort.'" 01,1 "'"-"nllc district of New
ioncrs. The Pri^.r
first as Thomas w ok?ii nam?
? Thorn., T
said he- told rVi a . e P?"CB
Thunidly HCShad C8C*>?*
Hospital for the In . Eastern State
bur,,'. Va. In-a"? "t Williams-t
o'Th^uS: ;,rr?,sr. r'tr,,mnn
??.i ?hy,ic?? ?r j.
CV7^? "'<"?? Ho
Th, Wu" Tl,kl,?* Collect!.,n.
Parish ionera.C,'many8 ot'Vhcn* W'th
took place r?r \^t" ? shootlP-P
i?? .. 7 ? Mnrkoe was walk
SiT?f - 'h,v'kr,
over u'ior?\*1*0r hlS han"' ,ca"?d
"(art ed to ru^ ?u?t' 0fy"'C,a" a?*
The choir continued slnifl--^/n Fah*
??Tort to ,ulet the eon^aUon!" "
< otillnut-d .Shooting.
I,:?'* continued shooting His
focond shot, directed at members of
Xt "vii:;Kat,,?n, Wh? W ore Pursuinp. *
*""? J?hn C. Tiedmnn th?
sc-xton. dropped to the iloor |?' time
to escape the third bullet wh|'h
BrShe?.evheMCheek ?f J" Mor??'n
Inirit %n ra" fr?m fhc/church
Into Stuyvesant Square. Dr. CJeorga
him ir W'lS ,h? llrSt man 10 reach
biT'sheii* Krnbhotl u,e man's arm.
?"lf loo"' ,onTB0'1 t0 Wr'KB,e h"?
n, ' t !' K enough to rtro an
other shot. which gra2etl d"
Brewer's thigh. *
ho^of'Tho?"0 S0V?ral ?ther mei"r
Shelley ,""RMW,tl0n ha<1 thr?wn
Sftrrsu: sr 3
t.\|ilrcd Kn Ito.ite til Ifoapltnl
carrT.r^/':- >,arko<i been
l? an aut'omohlVe? w^, P^Ced
.mod the cnr h0 i\:K:Cahz*
?i.!ou.-nefs long to say. "I will i,? ?ii
'lrul thon collapsed. He was
,0 ,hn kyl hp-In-Hospital but
stuuuon.' WHen hrOU,rht 'nto ??
?hofHDry fM? 'T ai!rn,t,od th?t he had
police ?Th! ?f; aceordini; to tho
byr!.etecM "e"sVC "W Wlw? questioned
fh?VhrT tW? years neo- Shelley t61d
asvlun! it' 'v escn,,e<1 fro'" ?" Insane
"?>><"? at i-ergus Falls. Minn., aft*r
three unsuccessful attempts. si*
months- later he went to Gary. Intl, >
which h?T' U'"r<! ,,ousht a revolver,'
wUh whL I* Ca,rried CVcr s,nco
whlcl' ^ '?'>1 the shootins.
*e?r?>h DineloNCH Itnrilrul.
Search of a suit case Shellev had
checked at the Pennsylvania terminal
revealed, the police say, several rad
l. al paper,. He also had a draft ~
! show'lnif he had registered Sep
tomber 13. 1918. under uhe name of
Thomas w. simpkln. 203 Kourtn
& reel. Saul; City, Wis. There were
also several business cards reading
i ho mas \\. simpkln." and in t;10
lower corner "Representing- Swift
I oun,v Prlntlnsr Company and Kerk
hoven llannnr." *
A letter aildressed to him and
found in the suit case had ttt, ad
Uin88' Peabody Street. Duluth
Minn. The police believe It waa
from his wife. 8
Appeal Knrmcfil Illm.
The assassin said to Dr. Brewep
find Mr. MorKnn as thoy Scl,R(, h,
Itfiiftn'i t0 "? 1 "?*??>?? to Dr *
nwJr "k" ?* US t0 ral8? mon?J'- -
<? <?r had any money, and I
upOUK|doi'tUw0,,ld W,"k0 U'e pe<>p,,?
"P. I don t know why I shot"
To othitrs he said: '? T '%
'I flred the shots. 1 am a Bo^
shevlst. 1 knew that this world was
no place for a man without moner,
thi 1 church, and tho ijMC
thing I heard was a demand ror
money. Then I started shooting {
(Continued on Second PmttT

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