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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,"
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