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TH.B TIMEB FOUNDED l.S ?, THEI DIHPATCH POUNDBD 1880. WHOLE NUMBER 17,790. . RICHMOND, VA., TU_to)AY, DECEMBER 31, 1907. vmti&mvfr AND G1RL Lf Rev. Jere K. Gooke and Floretta Whaley Liv ing Under Aliases. PREACHER TELLS STORY OFFLIGHT Claims That Wifc Married Him Merely for Social Position, and That He-.Chose Love and - Wanderer's Life In stead?Couptc i Disappear. " SAN rBAT-CISCO, CAli. December 30. -~_n a peltlng raln and before daybreak, the Rev. Jerc Knode Cooke, formeriy pastor of the fashionable St. (Jcorgc's Church, at Hempstcad. L. I., and l-'lo r_tt_. Whaley, thc sevenleen-ycar-old helress, wlth whom ho. cloped elght months ago, desertlng a wlfe to whom ho had beon married for nlne years, stolo away to-day from tho llttlo (lnt whlch they had occupled at No. 1199 Groen i Street, In this clty, whero they were dlacovered yesterday livlng undor tho name of Mr. and Mrs. Oerald Bal? com, taklng with them thelr baby boy, Balcom, born two months ago. They left behtnd all they had savod durlng the elght months that search for them ;had been madc throughout tho country. Tho pollco declaro that no effort I* . belng made to locate them or to appre hend the couple. Thc dlacovery waa ina_e through thc fact that Captaln Clcary. of the Morse Patrol Agency, who had met them as Mr. and Mrs. Bal ' com whon they arrlved here last Juno from Los Angeles. recognlaed the glrl's picture, publlshed last week In con? nectlon with a dlspatch frorri Louisana, Btatlng tjiat Cooke had deserted Flo? retta Whaley and had "glven hor away to a famlly thero who were educating her." Not Afrnld of Prlson. Yesterday afternoon, to a rcprcscnt atlve from a local newspaper. Cooke admitted hls Identlty, and asked the reporter to lower his tone so that tho glrl In the next room might not learn of the dlscovery of thelr Identlty. "My God, what an awakentng from our happlness!".exclalmed Cooke. "AU I want |s a chance to get away. 1 aon't mlnd Slng Slng or hell, but It is she. The chlld was born two months tgo, and diecov-_ry and apprehenelon would klll the mother." ; Paclng back and .forth. Cooke told tke reporter the story. of hls llfe and of hls eloperrient wlth~Miss Whaley; -The -Inexorable law. must be maln tslned." he sald. "I have preached. it _o.often'I ought ,to kho.v. There ls nothlng that- wlll palnt a black sheep white. But I havo.my reasons. For , ten years I have kept sllent. For the ' last eight months I havo borne wlthout a mttrmur all the abuse. the vljest lles tfiat newspapers could concoct." Was "Self-Mnde Man." Cooke's father dled -when he was flve years old. He was adopted by an uncle and learned the trade of a pnper hanger and decorator. He' worked hls way through Yale and flnally entered thc mlnistry. Since his dlsappearance he has been wor klng nt paln tlng and ?ny other work he could get. Cooke told of hls marrlage and of h!_ unhapplness after that time. He declared tbat hls wlfe admitted to hlm .that she had married for no other rea? son than It would prove a convenlent , Jtepplng-stonc for her soclal ambitions. Ho added that lt would he "caddlah to lllate 'on my marrlage troubles." "Then ' I. awakened tb love. and ?verytbing olse was worthless," hc con .lBUed-' "You know the end. On the ?Be hand was. a loveless life,' with* honor and position and wealth, and dn I the other love and poverty. I chose j th|e.~ He pointed to the, scantlly fur? nlshed rooms- "I don't jj.alse .myself for the etep I took. It wa8 woakriess. It was unmanly. But I am only hu man, and.as.l am to be Judged by hu? man being.. lt ls but rlght that they , xljall -know that I gave up all that I had fought for and -won. Now all I , _ek is to be let alonc. Beg* to Be Let Alonc. "I am 'dolng' a man's- work. I have ?Inned; but I have suffered. Now I beg the world to let me alono wlth my wlfe and ohild. I can Hve tho life of a good c|t|zen. . They say I am a good decorator. "I was kept at work ilong after thu other men were let go during thc flnanclal ? strlngency. I ask the/worl-l to .let me bo a painter, nothlng'more; to do a mari's work nnd enjoy the averago soclety and happlness of the average man." Ths only idcntlfication establlshed no far of Gerald Balcom as the Rev. Jero Knode Cooke, Is his own adinlssion. Cooke sald he was affileted wlth heart ? fallure, and several tlmes he was on the: vcrge of collapso durlng. the inter vlew.. On 4ho promlso that. "Mrs. Bal? com" would not be. apprlsed of the fact that. thelr i'denttty had been discovercd, Cooke accompanied. tho reporter to ;a newspaper tobe skotched. On tbo way downtown Cooke fainted on the streot car. Cooke's-nelghbore speak In ^the high? est tefms Pf the palr and of Cooka's devot.on to his supposed wlfe. .Mrs. S. M.. Mlles, who llves in an ..djoinln^ apartntent, ? said r.hat. sho saw Cooko and hls companion, or Mr. and Mrs. Balcom, as she knvw tli.m, li?avo th.ir fjat early ,thls mornlng and ao out I . tpe storrp. The man had a few p!e_._. of baggage,and tUe glrl carrled the baby closely .vrappop\ AU efforts t*. flnd them to-day were'ln vain. Stlll Wclcome at Home. -MTNEOLA, L. I., pecember 30,?Dls? trict. Attorney Coles sald to-day that he had received no ofncfal informatlon tljai Jere K. Cooke and Floretta Whaley have been found ln San Fran? clsco. Ab soon as he did so Mr, Coles ?ald he!would request the Sari Fran? clsco authorltles to arrest Cooko on . a warrant that was Ipsued soon after his dlsappearance. Cooko ls charged with abductlon. Mrs. Whaley, grand mother of Floretta Whaley, said she tioped the glrl had beon found, and that 3he would welcomo her . Jf , she would yoturu to" hor home. If nepos ' sary,' Mrs, Whaley said, she would ? send money for her grnnddaughter, to return. SHOOTS YOUNG BOY TWICE IrlnklaR Man Serlonaly Wotinda Lad aad Creates Excltement. [Speclal to Thc Tlme.-DUptt.oh.J CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.i Deeember 30. ?Whlle un a protracted drunken sprec llchard 1 Walnwright, ti young whito nan pf tiile place, shot and dantferously vounded Robert Correll, a whlte boy >f fourteen years, twlce ln tho leg, the ?esult of whlch mny be qulte sorloiis n the oplnlon of the attending phyat ilnns. Walnwright had been very drunk ill day.andat nlght.he trled to borrow i plstol from a number of persons, laylng there were too many. local ofll* :ers here, and ho intended to thln them nil, and he flnally procured one from i boy, named Cassell Hudglns, In thc .clephone central offlce, and procceded >ut to take the town. Young Correll wns ? the flrst one he net, and ho opened flre upon hlm, voundlng hlm in tho leg In front of the wlndow of Mayor W. C. Flagg, who ?alscd the bllnd and inqulred what the troublo meant. Walnwrlg.it pointed he weapon at hls honor and reraarked hat the next shot was for.hlm, where ipon the Mayor ran for hls plstol, but .eforc he could return Walnwright shot _-orrell agaln In almost the same spot is the flrst wound, and proceeded to :he hotet' And rdnout the prpprle'ter >efore Doputy Sherlff Rogcrs could ar ?lve and arreet'hlm. ? Servlces were In progress at thc -hurohes at the tlme, but when thc lewcf of the shootlng spread' all the nen left thc chUrchcs for thc scene-of :ho shootlng. Walnwright was lodged ln Jail, and ias beon refuscd ball by Mayor and lusticc W. c. Flagg, who commltted nlm to owalt the result o. Correll's ivounds. , Walnwright- attorneys.^wlll wobably apply to Judge AV. W. Moffett for ball to-morrow. PROHIBITION LAW VALID Georgla Haa Made-1'reparailoa for Any ' Hcvenue DcBcll. ATLANTA. Dcccmbcr 30?Speaklng jf thc effort on the part of the llquor Interusts to have the prohlbit,lon law in Georgla declared unconstitutlonal, _Jovernor Hokc Smlth sald: 'There is nothing in the effort to .ttack thc law on account.of the pro? vlsion of the Constitution appropriat Ing special taxes to school purposes. rhe Constitution 'authorizes,* but does not rcqulre a speclal llquor tax. "Tho propcrtles which quli the llquor buslness are not lost. Thc brewerles are prepared to manufacture icc and soft drlnka. Wlth these they can pay a. falr proflt on thelr investments. There Is plenty of -work in Georgla for those who go out of thc llquor buslness. "The State school fund was Increased $250,000. for noxt year, and there is.no trouble about the revenue of thc State belng ample wlthout the liquor tax .to meet all appropriations. The over whelming sentlment of the whlte peo? ple of Georgla ls for prohlbltlon, and the law wlll be enforced." SSRM0NS CREATE A STIR n*ack?_- Siw-?k__eiai?Jr ni:.icBrSatina* . Co?_it|oa? la .Vlachcaler. (Sp.clat to Tfio 'nmen-DUpatch.] WfNCHESTER, VA.. Deeember 30.? Vlce and deflance of law and ordor ln ?oneral in AVInchester -were condemned rom soveral pulplts last nlght by lo? cal postors, whlch hau resulted ln qiilte a sensation. At Market Street Methodlst Church Rev. J. AV. Beale de? clared hls-willlngness to make afflda vlt that during the two days. prlor to Chrlstmas he saw and heard more ln*. to.xlcatlon. profanity and general un eeemly, conduct on the streets". than during hls four years' residence in the clty of Baitimore. He also scored the clty government. . Re\*. D; H. Kern, at Braddock Street Methodlst Church, gave the church members a severe arralgnment' fot* spendlng thelr money on publlc amuse ments and nlghtly frivolltles and' then declinlng to support thelr church. HELD SANE MAN FOR YEARS Ed. Bj-era, Conflned la Madhoi&e TJiir teen- Yeara. CHEYENNE, WYO., Deeember 30.? The State Supreme Court has ordcred the release of Ed. Byers, who has for thirtocn years been an inmate of thc State Insane Asylum. The order is the outcome of a long flght made ln Byers's behalf by E. T. Pay ton, of" Arlpo'olsh, Wyo., who be came acquainted wlth. Byers Avhile himself conflned In the asylum. Pay ton becapie conA'Inced that Byers was eane, and that hls detentlon was therefore Ulegal. Payton lost hls case in tbe District Court, but he carrled lt to the Supreme Court. and had Byers pr'oduced before ir for personal examipatlon by thc Judges. Byers cpnvlnced them of hls sanity. YOUNG WIFE jTsUJCIDE Mrs. Genr-eart Koda Llfe by Firlng Ballet In Her Braln. [Spoclal to The Ttmes-Dlapateh.j NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. Deeember 30. ?With a gaplng bullet wound' in her rlght temple, Mrs. John. Gearheart was found ln a dylng conditlon by her hus? band thls morning ln the-dlnlng-room of tholr home in Phoebus. Clasped ln the woman's hand was a revolver. The woman dled wlthout maklng a state mcitt and before medlcal ald could reach her. Gearheart was, at work ln hls ofllce next door to the home when hc heard the shot, and rushed to hls house to flnd" that his wife had kllled horself. '. *,, ,?? . No reason for tho suiclde can be as slgned. Mrs. Gearheart was twenty flve years old, and had been married only two years. She had been happy and cheerful durlnt. the holidays. anci as far as can bo learnedhad nothlns to make her llfe unhappy. CHIEF DRIVES OVER BOY" " '? Aceldeut Occurs In Charlotte Whlel May Oauae Lad's Death. (Spoclal to The Tlmee-Dlspatoh.] CHARLOTTE, N. C. Deceniber 30.? Two ? cottages wero . destroyed and a third partlaljy burned., in a ttre whlel was dlscovered shortly after S o'olpoli thls-evening in the southern sectlor of. the city. The loss wlll reach sey oral thousand dollars. Whlle drlvlng at a furlous pace tc tlie flre down South .Church Street, th< buggy of, Chlef Orr. of the flre do partment, ran over Charles Pace, t small whlte lad, serlously, perhapi falally, Injuripg hlm. The ; boy's hoac was badly out and his skull may hi fractured. ,- ., -?. The Check Came Back. (Speolal to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.J S'f AUNTON. VA.,.- Deeember 30.? S R. Love," avIio has beon buyiiig fowh lpr-a Phlladelphla hpuso tlndufh tln holidays ar)d shlpping qulte a.quaptity gavo H. G. McGary a cheok on a Pbila delphla bank for 1417.78, whlch oarm ^haek' ynpatd. WcGary awore out i warrant to-day and had him arrested ^-Je gave bond ln'fl,Q00. Tho case wil bc 'heard later. Opened Grave Discloses Body Qf Man and Dis credits Caldwell. EXPLODES STORY OF DOUBLE LIFE Caldwell and . Other Witnesses Testified in Behalf'of Claimant of Large Estate That tlie Coffin Contained Lead Instead of Body. LONDON. December 30.?*The' body of Thomas Charles Druce, in Highgate Cemetery, was exhumed thls mornlng, Juat forty-thrce yeara to a day after Ita burlal., The coffln waS" found to contaln, the remalns of a human body, tbus explodlng thc romantlc talo told by Robert C. Caldwell and othcrj dur? lng the recent hearing of ? the Druce perjury case. that It contalned a roll of lead. Tho ? official statement given out by the Home Offlce and others ofll clally present at the exhumatlon seems effectiveiy to prove that the body bur? led In J86. was.actually that of T. C, Druce. The authorlzcd statement fol? lows: ,: "The coflln was opened and found to contaln the, body of an aged, bearded man; the plate on tho coffln bore tho name, Thomaa Charles Druce." The scene at Hlghgate Cemetery thls mornlng whon the vault was opened was remarkable. All the entrances to the cemetery werc'surrounded by cor dons of pollce. Only those persons who had passea from tho Home Offlce were admitted to the grounds. George Hoilamby Druce, who clalmB he is thc rfghtful heir to the Portland Dukedom artd to its estates, trled un succcssfully twlce to get Into the cemetery. AU Doubt IlUpclled. Thc operations began at daybreak wlth tho removal of the topmost cof fins Iri.the vau't, contalnlng the bodles of thc wlfe and a son of T. C Druce. It was nearly 11:30 o'clock before the coffin was brought ready for openlng and Inspectlon. Tho top was ouickly unscrewed and the inncr caelng of lead cut openl There was no need for the dlctum of the emincnt surgeon; Atigustus J. Fepper. to aseurc all pres? ent that human remalns lay'in the co.Cin. .... '., . .?.'??-.. '-" The*_>ruc_- ^a"nlV1-raS"JtHu_--giv_i.-:T.'p lte Sepret after.ten years of legal pro? ceedlngs,, which Jtave 'cost. a conslder? able " fortuhe. A large, part .of thls moniey was obtalned from servant glrls and otfier workers, who were'- induced to buy shares ln. a company formed to prosecjte the clalms of George'Hoilam? by Druce agalnat the , estate of the Dukc of Portland. The charge of perr Jury against Herbert Druce ls effec? tiveiy dispoaed of, and those persons who,-have sworn,to the placlng of lead instead of a human body Jn the coffin havo been discredlted. Caldwell Perjury Charge. * *NEW YORK. December ' 30.?Robert C. , Caldwell, whose testimony as a witness ln the Druce case led to the reopening "of the grave of T. C. Druce to-day. is now at the- home of hls daughter ' at New Brlghton. Staten Island. He ls under $5,000 bonds to answcr to a charge of perjury pre ferred by the Brltlsh authorities in connectlon wlth the story he told in the London court. Caldwell was ar? rested when he arrlved here-frorr; Europe' December 21st. Caldwell's story of the alleged dual personallty of the Duke of Portland was the real sensation of one .of the most'remark* able legal cases whlch ever engaged the attentlon of the Brltlsh ? courts. The reopening of the Druce grave was undertaken as a flnal ? effort of the, government to prove thelr charge that Caldwell's testimony was 'wllful and corrupt perjury.'" ? , '?-.'.'?. Caldwell's story* was to the effect that the-Duke of Portland and T. C. Druce. a London storekeeper, were one and,tbe same. He had known the Duke of Portland under both' names. he said, and at the request of the duke had arrahged a pretended . death ? and mock funeral of Druce, so that hls dual personallty could be burled. He swore that a coffln burled In Highgate Cemetery," and whlch was supposed to hold the body'of T. C. Druce, In reality contained only 200 pounds of lead. It was thiB coffln which was exhumed to day. Caldwell Very 111. NEW YORK. December. 30.?Efforts to reach Caldwell at hls homo, on Staten Island, to-day , were unavaillng. His "daughter declared that he was so il] ?that hls physician would permlt no pne to seo hlm. She was informed that the grave of T. C. Druce had been found to contaln the bones of a-human being, but she declined tp ask her father anythlng. aboiit' the caso. BULLET THROUGH HER HAIR Lady Wlth Baby ln Arnw Has Narrow F.-cnpc From Shuotlng. . [Spectnl to Tho Tlmea-Dlspateh.] ROANOKE. VA., December 30.?Two ladtcs narrowly escaped belng killed Saturday by rlfles in the hands of small boys. One of tho. ladles, Mrs. Dr. Branch, had her baby in her arnis when the shot passed through her hair. Another lady had Just left a window when it was shattered by a ball. An Investlgation shows that two largo boys had. persu'aded a small boy to steal, |10. and buy two jsuns from a hardwaro store. Warrants have been sworn out for the boys. FAU-S THROUGH TRESTLE Maa Golng from IUobmond, Who Wml Too For, llaa Aceldent. [Spoclal to Tho Ttmea-Olspatoh.l ' FREDERICKSBURG. VA., Decembei 30.?T. B. Payne. of Wavorley, who it dolng cement workat Bowltng Green left Rlchmond for MUford onr Sunday nlght's traln. He went to sleep antl dld not awaken untll the tra|? reaoheii Fredericksburg after 10 o'clocki Hi got off hare, and started to vrnlk back to MUford, twenty.two mlles, Aftei golng slx mlles' he fell through a cul vart in the darkness, tvrouty feet broko hle left arm and several - rlbs Thla mornlng he was brought to tht hospltal; here, and it was found necea ?ary to amputate the arm, SEVERE STORM ON COAST friRh W'iai Aa*lBg >a4 Utrntih Oa__age to Shl??ta?r,la raare-l. NORFOLK, VA.;-j Deeember 30?A leroc BtortiV;"Ib raglng ln Norfolk *nd .ver ;tho Atlarttic coast of Virglnia ind North carollna 'to-nlght. The' cliy s ln' partial .flAirknesV atid donalder ible mlnor damage'Vhas -been done to noperty. " Bev^h.! 'large plate-glasa ?vlndotf- "were smarthed. The wlnd lu Mowlng forty mlleia an hour ln the llly ftrtd alxty _n thi cOast. The wlrea to Cape/ itority arid . tho llfe-savlhg -tattbns aro "air do*An, and conditions nlong the coast cannot be learnod leflnitoly. It ls fefcred that damage Has been done to 'snlpplng interests. On Maln Street the wlnd played high Md pranks, wrccklng slgns, - tltcfVt artl** _Iea of decoratlon, and. in one. Instance, it the blg haberdashery of-Ferebee, Tones & Co., smashlng thc great plate gluss windows, exposlng hundred* of [lollars* w6rth of goods and enfltngor Ing the pedestflana on; the atreet by reason of tho showerof; glass. There were a number of narrow escapes. Trees were blown _owri ln' several aectlona of thc clty, blocklng streets and tyingiip trafflc. The entire llne men's force of.theMocal electric and telephone companles were kept busy carlng for llve wlres. Matky of the streeta were ln -darknesa, the street Ilghts belng knocked out by crossed wlres. . '', . . . r.ale at Newyort News. t HpeciaJ io The_rin.es. Dlepatch. J - -. ? NEWPORT'NEWS, Deeember 30.?** sttfl northweeterly gale has been Bweeplng the harbor here and ln Hampton Roads slnce early thls after noon. There haa., beon conslderable damage among small' boats moored along the. beach, but as far as can be learned to-nlght-there. have been no accldents of cons?q.uence ln thls vlcnlty. tVlait Storm Ib Wehmond. A sevcre ? wlnd storm passod ' over RlChmbhd about 11 o'elock last nlght, some.'sjgnsbjslng.,blown down and other mlnor injurles reported. No se? rlous damago waa notlcedbyithe polloe, however, and the etonn paesed almost as'qulckly as lt came. The nlght con? tlnued brllliantly clear, wlth. the thor mometcr rapldly falllng. and wlth Indl catlons of colder'weather thls "morning. OCEAN TRAVEL'S HIGH TIDE Total of 2,9BTJ2S Persoaa Croaa At laatlc Duiias Year. NEW. YORK, Deeember 30.?Trana atlantlc passenger travel east and west bound, - has been greater during the year 1907 than at - any tlme for the past four or flve years. Thls travel for the year, 1907 rcaxhed the enormous total of 2.957.328, equal to the com* bined, populatlon of the seven cltles of St. I_ouis, Boston.- Baitimore,' Cleve? land; Buffalo, San Francisco and Cln? cinnatl." The passenger movoment for the year was 972.5-10, greater than for the year 1906, and 1,511.151 greater than for the year 190<. Travel...from Europe to tbe Unlted States"'reached. a total of 1,699,* 3.0,. whlch ls 20-*a?<)0 -lo expess of t^e ix>mWAJEh4v'e?^j ; jt^' wwl^upif .vtj^yel "durfi-'g" 'tSe-'year .*19M* TSe 6utgo.ng travel for th_ -year 1907 conslsted of 1,257,328 > persons. - Steerage passengera arriving in the Unlted! States from January 1: to -De ceinhor .30,. 1907, number l,aS4;6S8. or 154.58fyin excess of 1906. Thls Increase is -raofo than off set by tho.eastbound movement for the year, .whlch shows that 243,565 more steerage passengers returned to Europe - during. ? the year than ln 1906. SUED BY SiSTER-lN-LAW Ilrotfaer'a Widow Accuaea Man About lo We* ot Deceptloa. CHXCAGO, Deeember 30.?John . T. Noake, representatlve'of'.the -American Varnlsh Companj.. was .sued for 110,000 for breach oft promlse by tho widow of his brother'on the eve of hls mar? rlage, with. Mlss Jeanne Wallace. "I am golng to stop thls wedding," said Mrs. Maude -Noake, when she flled sult."-ven if I have to appeal to.the ralnlster. John T." Noake haa-been at tentive to me ever slnce my husband, Charles T. Noake, dled,. two years and a half ago. 'He wrote-me passionate letters and vowed ho loved me. He waa an exppri-. enced' hand at it. Then I: dtscovered that he was ' reported engaged to a beautlful young woman." , . MAXIM GORKY ISDYING Hn_slaa Novellat, Vlctliu of Tnberculo ala, Now tn France. NEW YORK. Deeember 30.?That Maxlm Gorky Isdylng in ? France of tuberculosis is the neWs brought to Amerlca by Mme. Marla PeUold, who has'just arrlved from Russla. Mme. Petzold, who-ls here to study Amerlca, is a close.personal friend of Gorky. She says itls not.posslble for hlm' to long survlve the ravages of the disease. - Speaking of thc Russian people, Mme. Petzold said: . "The people aro now restlng ln thelr long struggle for llberty.biit soon'they wlll rehew.' their efforts. . The ' third Duma seoms 'to be- more :Consorvatlve than Dlberal, and the progress of 11b crty through that channel ls slow." N0 WOMEN AT THAW TRIAL Only Mcmbera of Famlly aad Ileport era to Be A-inltted. NEW YORK, Deeember 30.?All wo mon, except members' of Thaw's famlly and the women reporters, wlll-be* cx cluded from the courtroom during the sooond* trlal.of^Harry.Thaw. under an order- issued by Justice .Dowling to-' doy; ThaVa trial; wlll --begln naxt Mondav, The ? reason glven for this order ls that th'a.seotli.g capacfty of thc cpur'troom has been reduced groatly siuce'tlie flrst trlal, and w|U now ac commodate only about 150 ipe^ators. Justjoe powllng snld he: waa deter mlned to prevet}t a recurronce of the annoyanoe caused at'the last trlal by women movod by morbld.cwrloaity,' who made ,u?0' of every ? pretest.at; thelr command to aeoiire' odnvlsalon, TEMPESTINATEAPOT I'Mrrehant of Venlee"' Cawae of Secta . rlua War la Texaa, >EL PASO, TEXAsi.Deeember ao.-r-ln ciinsequence of the aotlon of .School Su? perlntendent O. P.'Putnam ih.'elJml natlng "The Merol-ant pf Venlce" from the Engllah coyrne in' tlioEIPaao High School, at'the request. of'Rabbl Martln Silelonka, of the Jewish oonBi'egatlon, the Mhilstsrs' Uplon to-day flled a vlg orous proteat agalnst what they torm '>a'Qot-)?Viai\ ? Infrerferente. wlth the sohpol8.n The achopr board "wlll w** next,. Motldayo to .conalder the auperlfi" tondent's actlon. ? ENJOYED HIS TRIP 3ame tp Virginia for an Outing and Enjoyed Themselves. DID NOT COME AFTER BIG GAME Rest arid Recreation the Object of thc Trip to Virginia. Does Not Find Any Quail, but Kills a Hawk on thc Wing. WASHJNGTON, December.30.?Look ng the plcture of health and wlth every -ppearance of havlng enjoyed hls out? ing of Ave days at-Plne Knot, Va., whero Mra. Roosevelt has. a cottage; Presldent Roosevelt arrlved here to nlght at 8:50 pvcr the Southern Rall? way. ' . Tho party camo ln a speclal train, whlch made tho run from'North Gar? den, tbe rallway atatlon. nearest Plne Knot, wlthout mtshap, havlng left thero at '6:30. After asslstlng Mra. Roosevelt to the platform, the, Presl? dent converaed a few moihenta wlth thoae who bad gathered around hls car. These were elther rallroad offt clals or the police guard dolalled for theoccaalon. One member of tho party laughingly Inqulred of the President lf hc had bagged any blg game. "Oh, I did not go after any," was tho quick response. "I Just took, tho children to the country for an outing, We all ch Joyed ourselvea lnimenaely." Soon af terward he was being drlven to the White House, where he arrlved a few minutes after 9. There It was stated that' no engagements for tho evenlng had been made. . BAGGED SOME GAME Got Good-Slaed Slrlna e.f Partrldgea ; aad - Several Habbita. [Erpcctal to The Tim-a-Dispatch-] CHARLOTTESVIDLE,. VA., December 30.?President Roosevelt brought hls year-end vlslt to hls Vlrginla huntlng lodge to-a close to-day, and.lmmedlate? ly after. the lunctieon the start was made for North Oarden, whlch waa reached ahortly' after i o'clock. Near the end of the Journey a heavy shower catne. up. whlch caught Dr; Rlxey and Blf, joseph Wllmer several.niI.a_.from thi deVio--.i-n-UW coase^p?^^UUiJ?^_X ceived quite a dreriohlng. The Proei-< dent ahd Mrs. RoOaoVelt ahd Mlss Ca rew escaped. wlth onlis* a sllght wetting. A special train was at once made up at North Garden* consistlng of an en glne, the prtvate car "Twllight," and a.combinatlon car, and at 5:36 the start was mado for Washlngton. Only a small crowd was gathered at the sta? tion, and; there' was no demonstratlon of any sort.' Here at-Charlottesvllle quite'a crowd had gathered at Unlon Station to get a glimpse of the Chlef Executlve. "but all .were dlsappotnted. as-tho speclal only slowcd up, and did not come to a stop. Sunday "was a day of.-rest and recre? ation. In the mornlng the Plne Knot household attehded dlvlne servlces at Christ. Church, St. Ann's Parlsh, and listened to a sermon' by the new rec? tor,. the Rev. W.- H. Darbic, from the second chs-pter of iAike, eleventh to fourteenth versea. Tn. tho afternoon the Presideht" and Surgeon-General Rlxey went for a long hovseback rlde. whlle Mrs. .Roosevelt and Mlas Carew, accom panled by Mr. Joseph" Wihner, went for adrive along the macadam roads of Green Mountain. Kllla Hawk ob Wing. March weather marked the final day of . tho Pre'sldent's stay at Plne Knot! Despfte, the heavy downpour.of raln durlng the night. the mornlng dawned with bright sunshtno, ahd lmmedlately after breakfast tlie Presldent and Dr. Rlxey went for a quail hunt. Ih the flel'ds" around Plne Knot Several coveysOf: blrds were flusbcd.by the dogs, but neltber of the huntsmen got close enough for a shot. The president showed hjs.good marks manship, however. by pulllng.down a hawk on the wing. t Authent|c reports from the Plne Knot nelghborhood are to the effect that the Presldent's total of game on the present trip. ln addl? tlon to the hawk wlhged thls hiornlng, amounted to a good-slsed strlng of pairtridges and several rabbits. Not the least enjoyablb of theevehts of tho outing. was the turkey, hunt arrangod for Kermlt and hls cousln. from New York. 'who .reached Plne Knot Frlday. "Uncle Dick" chaperoncd the two youthful hunters to hls favorlte bllnd on the top of .Green Mountain, but nary a shot did" they get. HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCK Sclsmlc T-Ut.irbaace Nenr Central Ani-rlc* Very Severe. . WAS .IINGTON, December 30.?A very* h_avy. earthquake was recorded on the ihstruments at the coaBt and Geodetlc Survey Observatory at Cheltenham. Md., thls mornlng. It conimenced at thfrty-three ' inlnuteB thlrty seconds past midnlght, and lasted . over one hour. The weather bureau Issued a bulletln r qlativo to' thc earthquake, saying: "Tho flrst prellmlnary tremors lasted four minutes and flfty seconds, and the stropgest rhotlon occurred' at T2:45 A. M.. at whlch tho a^tuaj moveinent of the ground at Washlngton was about flve mJlllmeters." Recorded at Albnny. , ALBANY, N. Y., December 30?Early, torday an, earthquako of large propor ttons was recorded'on the seismographa at the S^ato Museum Station In thls city. The vlbratlons of tha needles set upop both machlnes wjore sovare, those", of s tho' north-south pendulum ili.aaurlpg .two and. ono-half Inches' ln maxln.-tip amplltude, The disturbapec began at 13:33 1-2 A. M., and |t took au hour for lt to .pass through thls Wgion. Tho prellmlnary tremors lasted about .elght and one-half minutes. The earthquako appeiirs to havo occurred at about 4,600 mtleB from Albany, wlth the centre of the djsturhanoe In the Cordillovan reglon of Central or South Aiperlpa; or el. e out In the Paclflc Ocean south 'A Mexico, MRS. AGNES YOUNG VICTIM - - ? n I..._'. Ideattty ef Mardcred Wamaa at nanrl - aaa, N. J . !? Kaow*. NEW YORK, 'Deeember 30.?"Some light was,thrown to-day oriHhe^mira* tory surroundlng the deith of the wo rpon whose nudc body waa found last Thursday half-* hldden ln; tho muddy oozo of a pond near Harrlson, N. J., whon Mrs. Frank Hull, of thia clty, went to tho. Newark morgue and de? clared posjtlvely. that the dead wciman was Mrs. Agnoa Young, who formerly llvcd wlth her,, and later with a Mrs. Klng, ln Brookiyn. The pollco- be' lleve . that Mr*. Hull's Identlflcatlon ,l? correct. Mrs. Hult aald that she,went to' Jersey Clty ,wlth Mra.' Young .on ChrlatmasDayi Folldw'tng idnchepn'ahe pafted wlth her cbmpanlbti, who, ahe unSeratood, waa golng on to Newark ib joln "th a houseboat party. ,*- When Mrs.-Hull learrted of'tho murder through the newspapers, and aaw that tho d* acrlptlon of the dead womain ae'errie'd'tb flt'her frlend, she Intbrnriedthe' pol.ee that aho belleved that the murdered woman waa Mrs. Yourtg,'who had been employed at 'one tlme aa' a atohogra pher and typewrlter In d We?t''Slde Hotel. She aald that Mra.. Young was the wlfe of an englneer, but that ahe h_td not.Hved wlth*her huabdpd tor several yeara. Mra. Hull hUA that when they left Mrs: Klng's ,home .on Chrlstmas morning Mra.. Young had $300 ln her purae andJ wore a. dla mond rlng. On, thelr arrlvat ,at Jer? sey City they were met 1_y a rridh whpm ahe named, wlth ,whom they had lunch eon. When thc luhchebn party broke up Mrs. Hull returned to the clty. 1 VARDA^AN IS ARBJTRARY Goreraor Coiateada Nallre-Born Child . la Vadeairable. WASHINGTON, Deeember ' 30.? Among other matter.. of complalnt lodged wlth tho Stato Department by the Italian embassy some time ago waa tho case of some Italian chlldron Who had been dcnlecl entrance Into tho State of Mlsslssippl. The department transmltted this complalnt to Gover? nor - Vardoman wlth a- courteous . r? qucst for an Investlgatlon'and report upon the facta.. The Governor's reply. amounts to a declination to admlt the children on thc ground that they are undealrable lmmlgrants. and as such may ' propcrly be excluded by State offlcials. Affidavlts collected by State agents and accompanylhg the Governor's ro port are to the effect that the children are of cleanly'hablts", freo from-dis? ease and havo been puplls. In tho pub? llc schools In New Orleans. It l_ also set-out- ln the affidavlts that these children were born ln New Orleans,' and afe ' conaequontly Amerlcans ln tho same degree as any nntlvc-born ctti* zen, and. therefore, are free to?? travel as they: wlll In the Unlted Statea. The State Department, ? however, has dono all It can ln thia matter In vlew of the 11mHatlons upon the exerctao of Fed? eral authorlty, .and the only recourse for the parents or guardlans of tho chlldron ls to apply to the local courts. UNIQH VETERAN'S GIFT _fcAarf__ci_i-'..'r_t-.-?*.^_*<?-**?'- *?>* _-_.-r_J-__.-:___-*-?_?_.->--.. Kx-C?n__aaad>r of ?. A. H. Doaates Maaey ta Ceafederatea. MONTGOMERY, ALA.," Deeember.'-0.' ?General Eli Torrance, of Mlnneapolls, former cbmmander-tn-.chlef. of . the Grand Army bf the Rbpubllc, sent JIO to the Alabama Confederate Homo as a hollday glft to the Inmatea. The money was sent ln $1 bllls?ono "for each old soldler. General Torrance became In. terestod ln the home .when ? he. vlslted Alabama three years ago. He contrib uted a substantlal sum to the, build? ing fund, and through hlm several G; A. B. posts also contributed. HE DENOUNCES PRESIDENT Negro Blshop Calla oa Hla Race to Defe*t,Taft. BOSTON. MASS., Dec. 30.?Blshop Alexander Waters,- colored, of Jersey City, ln an address at the Twelfth Bap? tlst Church to-nlght, _*cverely erltlclzed Prosldent Roosevelt and Secretary Taft for their attitude on the Brownsvllle, Texas, shootlng. He advised all hls people to "glve'thelr money,'talent.and time to the defeat at the polls of any man or measure'Inlmtcal to the best interests of the negroes." BULLET IN HIS TEMPLE Bank Offlcer After Qunrrel Wlth Hla Wlfe Kllla Hlmaelf. JACKSONVII_*-4_. -*LlA.; Deeember 3'.?. ?-Wiqi a bullet-hdlo In'hls temple the body ofOttb Wltschen, bookkeeper Ih the People's Bank and Trust Company, was found at 10 o'elock thls morning Wltschen and hls wlfe quarreled Friday nlght and she loft home. It ls. thc bellef of the police that.Wltschen kllled hlmself Saturday morning, as tho body indlcated that ho li^d- boen dead for more than a day.', Hla ac** counts at the bank were stralgh^. 1 TWOBARGESLOSTATSEA Captaln aud Crews. pt Both Vcaicla Are KcNcned. PROVIDENCK, R. I.,-Decembor 30.? Two barges, the Ida and tho ..Ipnnie, ?bound north' ln tow of the tug O. J. Sanford, were lost off Polnt Judltli to. day. Tho Ida sank and the Jennlo was drlven upon. tho breakwater,' wherp sho soon began. to goto pieces. Captaln Davls. bf tho Ida, nnd his wlfo took to a small boat, and wero landed snfcly' after an. exhaustlng experience., The llfe-savlng crow rescued Captaln Deu ners arid crow of tho Jonnle. Who barges woro from Southern ports. STOP SHIPT0 STEADY KNIFE I,ay-to ln Mld-Oeeun ' AVhllc Surscou I'crforiucd Opcrallou. NEW YORK, Decomber -30.?Whon Chrlstmas Eve fostlvl.tles were. at thelr hplght'.on.board tho steamer Parinonla, Ju6t ln from Medlterrapean ports, the llper was brought to a atop.hi ordor that the shlp's surgeon mlght lmve the most favorable conditions under.whlch to perform an operation for appondlcl tls. The steamer lay to for one hour, whlle tho dollcato cutting and stlteh Ing were' dono.' Tho patient, a man passenger, |a reobvorlng. FRIENDS KILL EACH OTHER Uiiurrol Over I'umlly i.laller nml KikIi Kllla the Other. ' HAl.TSEL.LS, ALA*. Deeember 30.? Meagre detulls have JUst reachod *-hero of a doublo tragecjy at 'JBlufC Clty, on the Tennessee Rlver. yesterday, In whlch irube Waaator and Sam McClur.j shot and kllled each othet. Tho men had haen good frienda, but ope of them ls aald to havo objoetetl to attenttona whlch the other waa pay? ing to hla slster,. Secretary of War Defend* President and Endorses! I His Policies. HE IS AGCORDE-D ^ NFINE RECEPitQ& ln Address ^-^Merchaiite'^.^MCN;: ciation Pn?it_!e.ntial .; Asp-ranf,^ Reiterates tfie Wctt--fCnbvr^/ ^' '.Views, of His-Chief on ?;)-'??' Public Questiqns and ;: r? Indorses /Them. ,' l&$i BOSTON, December 30.?Greetee. wUK cheers as "tho next.President?|? tW Uhlted 8tatcs,"atopli_ whlch be ?*%!>*. fully avoldcd In h'lo-b'wn .re._i*r_ray,||*^; ,.' ever, Secretary of War ' Wllllam:fti- ; taft; dellvercd fiis first public epeacfc since hls world-clrcllng- tour' ta-atfM' at thcj anntiai banquet of the BostO-i* Merchants1 Assoclation at the Hotsl Somerset. Th* banquet; closed a lo_.it and otrenu6u?uday for the Secretary, of War, durlng ^hlch-he deilv.red a brlif. address before 400 mlnlsters ln. th#. mornlng, and attended a' receptlon an,* spoke beforo a large gatherlng of ih-. Jews dr the Clty at tHe Elyslum .Ctubv in tlie afternoon. Durlng his, vlalt; ta> Boston. which'ends to-morrow mornlng, Secretary Taft is the guest of 8?r.u__ Carr. a. Boston banker and a re|atlv? of Mrs. Taft. ,'__.' more notiablo gatherlng of pron-f* nent. and .epreaontitlve business mea" haa. scldora been seen- In. Boston th*** that whlch greetcd the Secretary.to nlght. . i'".' In the. banquet hall beautlful deqora tionn adbrned. the tables, whlch.pra ylded. fpr the seatlng of:- 500 gu'aat* Presldent Jerome vJ6nes, ofv the Boston Merchants* Assoclation, preslded,; .Th* guests included, bosldes the Secretajry of War,'Congrcssman Sherley, of Xen tucky; Lleutenant-Gover'nor Eben **? Draper, of Masaachusetta; Mayor. Johri F.' Fltzgerald, and the Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, Blshop of Massachusetts. In- introduclng Secretary Taft Prea? ldent Jones said: "We aro favored thls evenlng by the preaence of a man from the Mlddle Weat, who has ImpreescA usall wlth, his fltness for the most inv portant:.posltlon 'a; great and powerfut natlon canbestoWi ahd4 ln brlef. an pffl-^ c.al" of gT-atfTj'tt%nSW^-S'_r'w^ has recently pdt a glrdle around"*tho - earth as ah arnbaiaador of peafce/ ahd ' good wlll, by vlsltlng the great rulera of mlghty natlons, and we want ? to> hear'him talk tous." Glven Great Ovatloa. As Mr. Taft rose all thc guests stood up wlth hlm aud fllled the air with long contlnued cheera. Secretary Taft read bls ', speech, from manuacrlpt throughout, making nocomrrient ral* tlvo to his own candfdacy :_or the pr_at_ donoyi Mr.. Taft __ speech was ln th? maln a broad defense of Presldent' Roosevelt and the adminlstration' in dcallng,with' the-trusts;'and .wlth th_> rec-nt' flnanclal crisls. Those reaponsl* ble for the panic, he sald, were tHe "gullty managers" of somerof the'large rallroad and flnanclal enterprlses, and not th0se,.who^th the course of thelr, official duty,,have made. known to the buBlness world the facts and- cim mented on them. He denled-that thV adminlstration had arralgned the who!* buslnoss world as ?! dlshonestl ? The' Presldent had .condemned tne, law br eakers: and convlnced those who.had unlawfully accumulated enornious power- and -capltal' that they were nd. Immune. ...-,. The Presldent, he declared. had nev*? sald. otherwiBo than that the busincaa men of .the cpuntry. as a whplc, weraj honest and thelr. methods sbirad.; Standa by Hon._t _!_?. "Indeed," said Mr. Taft.'.?'.* ia.'chl?fiy . in tho interest of the great bo<jy. ot honest business .men'that ho had'made his great flght fbf, li-WfuI" bualnoaa methods." That the rallroad rate'laV was responslbre forthe ananclal panic Mr. Taft charactor'zed.a* absurd, ahd as for the ahrlnkago in the - value ot railrond stocks; he- sald that nelther Mr. Roosevolt nor hla .adminlstration was respohslble for?'?? Sta_e leglBja-Mpn against rallrPads. "Instead ofh.al.tna a panic," he aaid,''"the natlonal. pollcy of endlng1 -th'oi *la'wlossn-'aa/ot corpofi ?tfon.s' ih Interst'ato - ,'cb'mmerce ahd'.iof .tt.kihg' awa^ ? 'tholr;power of issuing. wi"thOLit: sup'ervialon. stocks.and bbnda. will produce a -chanse, .ln :thelr .man. asfement ahd renioye one. ifrultful cauee for-Iobs of public confidence." The action of the 'State ' leglslaturea . agaliist railroads, he declared, wa4,oo-' caslohed ? by the- aaniei* revelatlq\ya 'of lawlessness and discyimluation'In satU way mapagement that mado the, "Fed? eral rato bill a ried_5al.tJV ? "Buti'i hm sa|d, "If the Stato moasures have. been too drasttc, the cauae" of -the -iiiiUfittc* Is not wlth tho nationM governrjwnt-'' .Xo Governrae?t'G?T-^e_?hl|^.> ' Mr. Taft launohed upon ? tbe sea, ot government ownershlp ?? of.-railroads. and declared that.he waa opposed to the Idea,' because lt. nioant Stato. bo slalism ahd an lncrease th tha ppwjer of tho central government that would ho dangerous. : . ?? :? ? '? On the subjoct of the Unlted ?.*(?? curreijcy systei.i Mr..Ta(t connn?iH*4 upoii tho fact that lt waa no.t ao;?r rartged to 'permlt'its volume toby^n-' oreased tempOrarlly. He belleved .hat 1 had thei-e boep. such a currency: th? money strlngency, In part, would h*v? ? been allevlatad. '"?"['? Cohgressman Sherley, of Kon.nony. the next speaker, critloUed, th . ffow? ing tendency toward centralUattoai, and .yhat ho . termed .over,-legi?|?'-|on Bfi. sald he was, not a peaslmist/ but that"some tbhdehclea ln.Amerlcan; "lff? woro good, K not unchecked. Senator Joseph.F. Johnston. ot Aln* bania. spoke1 brlefly. . ' The orily referenco mado , to tl?* prosldepcy, dlrectly or lrid-rect|y:',.hif Secretary Taft durlng the day wa?._-_ the Eli-alum Club, wh?ret ifter ;t|?< guestfl had been lnvlted td shake hfJW wlth "the next President dp tbe VhU4? Statea." Secretary Taft ro-ponded: 'lt. ls a great dellght for m? to, ?>h?ktj' hands under that condltlon, but I w**}* you "to underatand that there ia: am ?uar?nt?e in thla contract," ',;.!!