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To-Day's the Day
tkh nrnpATCir fo_nd_i> in isjo.
"Quit not certainty for hope."
Shop NOW, while Hcloctkm ia
THB WflATHBH TO-DA.~--.lr.
Accepts Offer Made by
Syndicate, Which Will
Erect Skyscraper.
Present Structure and Sitc Ac
quircd for $230,000?Final Ap
proval by Stockholders and
Members Opens Way for
Permanent Home for
C. & O. and Others.
Utockholders nnd members of the
Chamber of Cotnmercc ngreed yester?
day by nnonimous volc lo sell the
bfflldlng ilnd the ground un which lt
Hlanda for $.30,000, ofTcrej Jolntly by
the Chesapeako and Ohlo Railway, the
Itl'hmoi.d, I'rederieksburg and I'o'to
liiac Hallroad nnd tlie Klrst Natlonal
Bank. According io thr. rcsolutlon. tho
purc-Iiascrs are to assuine tlu- pay?
ment of the prliuipal and accrucd In?
terest of the Ihr'co inortgages now ex
Istlng on tho property out of tho pur
chase inoncy and to account to the
chamber for the rcniamdor, The pur
chasers are allowed until March 1, 1911,
to accept or n.-Ject the propo.sltlon.
.Mciin* ?vr Building.
Though no members of the corporu
tloriM who are expected to inakc tho
jiurchase were prosent at tho meetlng
yesterday, lt was sald by members of
the chaniber that the propositlon would
bo Katlsfactory and that the Ilnal ar
j.iii-reuienlii for the purcha.c would be
complctcd before the llmo Ilmlt ex
plr.d. The matter wlll bo placed ln
the liands of a subcommlttee, which
vtll iiegotiatc- tho balo and report aa
toon a.i tlie dot-iln ar? completed.
In answer to questions propounded
by tovoral ?tO-khol_-T-, It was said
that thuugh the Chamber of Cornmerce
building had ncver proved a paylng
Inv-.itnif nt. those who put up their
money for it would recelve dollar for
dollar on tljelr investtnent by the sale.
Asldo frorn the rallroad offlces and
qtiartcrs for Ih-.- l-'lrst Natlonal Bank,
space wlll be reserved for the Cbaro
oX fCoituneroo UeadquartOrs, for
viik-ji reht will bi pald, dj hireto-ore.
I'lrnt DbMiyMed ln >prldK.
The matter or selling the property
v.,t6 Brat taken up by tne f'h-inber ot
Cornmerce corporatlon at a meetlng ot
the actlve member- on May l> last,
?when lt wau reso!ve_ that the bc_i
lntorests of the chamber would v,<- ?uu.
fcerved by the. sale. The .-toekiioiders
approvod thls action at a meetlng held
on May 26. Both ot these budtes re
.erred the dlsposltion of the property
t'< the commlttees on tinanco, building
and tho executive cornmltice, -wltn
power to act, but wlth dtrcotiun to re?
port to the higher branches. These
?;ommittees ln turn referred the sale
to a subcommtm-e. which dtafted the
resolutlons which were passed yester?
day, after having been adopted by tho
executive, flnancc and building eum
The membershlp meetlng was pre
slded over by Second Vicc-1'resldent W
T. Reed. in the absence of Presldent
M'ood and Flrst Vice-Presldent Car
vington. The resolutlon was placeil
before the meetlng by James B. Gor?
don. chalrman of the subcomnilttec.
Got Top E>rlce.
?lohn C. I-'reeman wanted to know
how the subcommlttee got at the prlce.
311s questlon was answered by I_ Z.
Morrls. who explained that the sub?
comnilttec had l?oked over tho ground
very earefuilv, and thought that the
orfcr of $230,000 net was the best that
could bo done. Then Mr. r'reeman
asked whut tlie chamber as an organi?
zation would do?if lt would again bo
?orne an Ishmaellte and look out tor
another home. Mr. 'Reed enllghtened
him by showing 'hat provislon had
1 i.-oii made for the organl-atlon in the
new building. Mr. Freeman was satls
ifled, and the vote was taken oefore
more than half the tlme allotted ror
the ineeting had been eonsumed.
It took the stockholders less than
Jlftcen mlnutes to pass favorably upon
tlie resolutlon. Tliere were only one
?or two questions for information, and
Charles K. Wtngo made the mot-ion.
?which was unanimously carrled. The
Jnoeting was adjourned to December 13.
BrlngH Donl to Cloiie.
Though ihe bld'ders on the property
Me allowed until March l to close tlie
deal, it was said last ntgnt thal uctlon
by tho chamber yesterday practlcally
brought the ncgotiutions to nn end.
and that tlio whole thlng probably
ivijuld hc closed up before-that tlme.
Bosldes members of the chamber. who
aro also connected with the railroads
and tlie bank, the proposed purchasers
of the property wero not ropresented.
AS it was, nothing was sald about nielr
propositlon or the plans for the new
building. Tho general scheme. how
ever. as explained In The Times-Dls
patch vesterday. is to erect on the
Khamber ?dto a llieproof skyscraper o?
twentv stuiies.
not ies-s than liftcen and not more than
WARRING on hat pins
riiilailrlphln Tukcs. Up Bnttle Against
I'ubltc Menace.
Philadelphla, Po.. December 1.?In
au effort to ciirtall the long hat pln
cvll ln thls clty. an ordlnance was
introduced ln C.'otinclls to-day pro
vldlng that no pcrsons upon tho pub?
llc streets, or In convoyaneos, shall be
perinltted to wear a hat. pln the cx
posed point of whloh extonds moro
than ono-lialf lnch beyond tho crown
of tho hat. A flno of $50 for each and
evory offonse ls provided for ln the
proposed ordlnance.
Councilman Sohmucker, who Intro?
duced tho propxisocl measure, decltirod
tliat with tho new style hats, tho lives
of riders on street cars and pedestrians
on orowded streets aro lmperllod by
the Immensohat?fiins.
C'ovcrnor ('laMscouk Wlll TalU lt Over
Wlth PruNldeut Taft.
Washlngton. Docembcr I.-?11 ls un
dcrstooil jici'c to-nlght that Governor
riUlssvjock, of Wost Virginia, has usk
cd an' intervlow wlth Presldent Taft
for Saturday next to dlscuss the Vlr?
ginia rtobt case anc] tliat suoh a con
foronco hus been flgreod upon.
No one here seems to know what
.caturo of tho case tho West Virginia
Oovornor deslrcs to dlscuss wlth tho
Vrosldent, but it is -urnilsod that ln
a goncrnl way the conference ,may
have n hearing on tlie now uppolnt
nmnt that Im to bo liuidu to tliobcnch
at an oarly duto to Ull u vncancy now
Tin? ciiso was rnccntly assignorl for
hearlnjj' ln January. p, H. M?(J. ?
riiiirniir'K AHInii Hns Mpllt Instcnd ot
KiiMtltiK Pnrty.'
London, December I.?There ln a
possllilllly of.an unlooked-for result ln
the iittoinpt by A. .1. Bii.lfour, the op
noiiltlon leitder. lo remove tarlft re?
form rioiri tho lintnedlate fleld of poll
tlcs. Tho questlon looriis Inrger tlmn
i-vc-i- fit* tbo campalgn to-nlght, Inas
inui.-li thnt Mr. Bilfour himself, ln
a speecll ?t Readhig. was faln to cx
plaln thnt lils pnrty had not nlterod
Its vlews on ?>tliis subject nnd that
tarlff reform was stlll a chlef plank
ln tho party's constructlvo policy, but.
he oxplnlnod, tho Unlonlsts needcd to
obtiiln tho forrnal nnd cxpliult consent
of the - people thereto. Tho policy of
rcferendum. he said, wns conslstent
wlth tIio true'ldea of popular gov
The fflct Ih thnt. Mr. Balfour'* pro
riouncomont on Novomber 29 that ho
would stihmlt tarllT roforin to a tapfcr
sndum bus rather BUbdercd than knlt
hls pnrty nnd Hiippllod tho Llberals
with another crtcctlve argument
agalnst tarlft reform, namely, that Mr.
Bnlfoiir ha.s beeii compelled to slde
trnrli it.
Tho Intcrest ln the speeohen to
tilght centred ln Premlcr Asqultti's re
r>ly to the opposltlon Icador. Tbls wa?
'lellvered at u Krcat meeting at Wol
vcrhampton. Tlu.- Prernier said: "We j
*rc llving In tlmes of rapld movement. j
when lt Is a relief to wakc any morn
Ing and not find some fresh part of |
the Constitution roconstruc.ted."
fle descrlbed Mr. Balfour's "turn
about faoe" on the duesttons of the
roform of tho House of I.ords and tar
Irr reform as iinlquc?almost Indecent.
Hc said that. ho could not Iniaglno n
groater earlcature of tho referenduni
tlian putflng a few abKtract nuestlons
to the peopio wlthout concrete ombodl- i
ment of tholr proposals. If any one
but a sane and responslble states?
man had ronteiniilnted such a schemo I
!ie would bo called a madman.
Aftor a study of tho "worklng of tho
referendum In foreign countrioH. the |
Premior contlnued, he hnd arrlved at
t.h<- concluslon that lt hnd proved a
nioft utisatlsf.ictory and dtHappolntlng
mcthod of nseertnining public oplnlon.
r'-iif hful Old < itptnln Oshon l.oj nl to
Allrg-eri Kvplorrr.
(.Special to Tho TImes-Dlspatch.]
New Vork. December 1.?Two months
ifter he negotlated for the public.t
tlon of hls "Confesslons," Dr. Frede?
rlck A. Cook wrote to Captain B. 8.
Osbon. stlcklng to hls contentlon that
he had dlscovered tht- North Pole. Thls
wks learned to-day from Captain Os
bon, who showed tho letter, under
date of London, Octobcr 16, in which
Dr. Cook wrote:
"My case wlll eventually rest on
Its mcrlts. Tho campalgn T.-hleh has
been waged agalnst me, the mud
throwlng. brlbory and consplracy, has
come from mlsculdcd and deludcd
frlends of tbe Aretle trust."
ln vlew of thls letter. loyal old Cap?
tain Osbon to-day- scouted tho Idoa
that tho "Arctlc" ldtocy stlll grlppcd
the doctor. and declared that he be
llovcd the "Confcsslorf whlch is about
to appear was really not a confesflon
from the doctor at all.
The fuct that Dr. Cook appcars to
have rnlJlod htni more than any one
?jlKt- seemed not ln the least to shakt
Captain Osbon's faltb ln the explorer.
"He BBVed my wlfe when she was
dying, rCook did " rald the old man.
With characterlstic loyalty. "and I'll
stii-k to him iitl he tells mc with hls
own llps that he's a, faker."
.?__-m ?
Body of rollf-pinnn'-i Mnrderer Hns
Ilfrn IdentlOed.
Philadelphia. Paw. Decomber 1.?"That
ls my boy," said I?eon Wtenor, of Rox
bury. Mass., to-nlght, when he vlcwed
the j body In tbe morgue here of the
man who shot and killed Special Po
lkenian Barnott in a plstol duel, In
whlch he himself, met hls death.
Hyinan WIencr. whose body Is in
the 'morgue, left hls home tn Roxbury
about two months ago. He was twen
ty-slx years old, and had served two
terms ln tho reformatory, and a term
In the House of Correetlon ln Boston.
lt is stated.
Hls ldentlflcatlon helps to clear a
mystory on whlch the detectlve force
of this clty havo been worklng ever
slnce the double kllling on November
28. He had carefully removed all
clues from hls clothlng, and more than
100 posslble Identlflcatlons were run
out beforc the body was posltlvely
Asslstant Dlrector of Public Safety
O'Leary said to-nlght that photographs
of the dead man ln whlch the eyes had
been palnted ln on the negatlve to
glve a Ufe-llke resemblance had done
more than anything else to lead to tho
flnal ldentlflcatlon. Thls was tho flrst
tlme such photographs had been made
for police work.
Jamea J. Brltt Named Thlrd Asslstnnt
1'iiatinaatcr- General.
Washington. D. C. December 1.?
Announcement waa made1 by Post
master-General Hitchcock to-day of
the appointment of James J. Britt, of
North Carolina, law officer of the de?
partment, to bc Thlrd Asslstant Post
master-Gcneral, vlce A. W. Lawshc,
who reslgned that offlce somo tlme
Although born ln Johnson Citv,
Tenn.. March 4, 1S61, Mr. Brltt ls a
citlsten of Ashevllle, N. C, where he
has maintalned his residence for many
years. IIe entercd the government ser?
vlce ln 1906 as a special attorney for
tho Department of Justlce. In 1909 hc
wns appolnted special counsel for the
Post-Ofilco Department, and in 1910
was. named ns special asslstant to the
Attorncy-Oeneral for the prosecutlon
of Important clvll cases ln behalf of
tlie department.
Slnco that tlme ho has been the law
officer?ranktng offtcial of the thlrd as
slstant's bureau?and has conducted
all the legal work -of the bureau,
t'rc.ildcnt's Dnughter Mnken Porninl
Bow to Soclety.
Washlngton, D. C, December 1.?
The President. and Mrs. Taft formally
presented tholr daughter, Mlss Helen
Taft, to soclety to-day at ono of the
niost brllllant receptions ever seen at
tlie Whlto House. Vlce-Prestdent and
Mrs. Slierman, members of the Cab?
lnet and-thelr wlves, scoros of Senu
tors and Represontatlves nnd mem?
bers of the dlplomatlc corps -were re?
celved ln tho blg Kast Room by Pres?
ident nnd Mr.s._Taft between 5 and 7
o'clock. Tho Mast Room, as well as
other parts of tho Whlto Houso, was
profusely decorated wlth a wldo
variety of flowers.
Prlce t? Set by .ludiso tn Henrlng Suit
fur DamngcN.
Shrevoport, Da., Docembor -1,?Dls?
trlct Court ? Judgo A. B. MMrrT hold
that tho klsa of a young widow wns
worth ?500, The deolslon -was re'n
dcred'ln tho caso of Mrs. Gi-aco Hunt,er
agalnst J. K. Norman, 'forrrior post
nmster at Oll Olty, thls- parlsh, lt
wus at the post-offlco that the allegod
offonso was uonunlttod. Mrs. Hunter
allegod that N.ornnvn lclssod lier whlle
sho was ln the otlict). She suod for
?2,Q0O. Jpd'ge Murff. admonlshed Npr
man that ho ? looked old chqukp to
Juiow, boiter.
In surgents See No
Chance of ItinNext
Believe That They Cannot Agree
U.pon Any Program, While
Progrcssive Republicans Will
Demand Scientific Slash
ing or None at
Washlngton, D. C, December 1.?No
general or even cxtenslvo revlslon ot
tho tarlft will bc made by the next Con?
gress, despitc the fact that the Demo?
crats will be ln absolutc controi of
the House and a majorlty of the Senate
wlll bc ficpublioan Insurgenls or Dem?
ocrats, ln the vlew of tho Senato In
surgents now ln the clty.'
Severai of the Republlcan Insurgent
Sonatora mink the proposuis and taik
of a coalitlor. between them and the
Democrats to put through a revlslon
of the Payne-Aldrlch law ls all tommy
rot. and chlofly for the very slmple rea
son that they don't belleve the Demo?
crats themselves can get together upon
a tarlff blll provldlng for un cxtenslvc
downward revlslon.
While ihe Democrats. elected on
promlses or turiff revlslon. wlll controi
the House. they wlll nced the help ot
the Insurgent Republlcans to rule ln
the Senate. In the last analytls the
hope of tariff revlslon ln the nuxl Con?
gress rcsts ln the Republlcan Insur
gents, who hold the balance of power
ln the'Senate.
Doubt Inlty of Uemocratx.
Severai of them aro certain that the
Democrats cannot get together upon
any bil! which would be aeceptable to
Insurgcnts, who contend for a scien?
tific revlslon. Thcreforc they can't
see a chance for any reviElonof the
tarlff by the Dcmoeratle-Insurgent
Congress that comes Into office March
4 next.
"The Insurgcnts want a tarlff based
on scientific prlnciples, on the rliffei
enco between the co3t of productlon at
home and abroad. Tht.- Democrats
don't want a revlslcti on sclentltlc
llnes any more than they did whon
they revlsed the tariff before." Thus
an Insurgent Senator summarlzod the
-chanecs for tariff revlslon in the. next
The Insurgenls. however, concedo
tlie possibility that the Domocrats may
report n blli proposlng to revlse some
ichedulos. That would enable them. It
ls suggested, to say to the country that
they are thus showing thelr slnccrity
as to tarlfT revislon and that they aro
Justlricd ln asklng that the Senate anu
the White House. in additlon to Ihe
House. be turned over to them for a
general tarlff revlslon.
"Suppose the Democrats should pro
pose a blll rcvlsing the very schedules
of the Payne-Aldrlch law regarded by
the "Insurgents as especially obnoxlous,
such as the wool and Iron schedules,
would the Democrats get the support I
of the Senate Insurgcnts to pass such
a measure?" nn Insurgent Senator was
asked to-day.
"The Insurgents. I thlnk, would tell
the Democrats to present thelr blll."
ho explalned, "and would promise to;
suppcrt it lf the Democrats showed that;
lt revtsed the schedules along sclen- j
tlfic llnes or that they proposed sched?
ules based on the dlfference in the cost
of productlon abroad and at home."
Swlft Klck for DemocTata.
"Would such a promise give the Dem- i
ocrats any satisfaction?" was asked. [
"I thlnk. practlcally, lt would be glv
Ing tho Democrats a swlft klck," re?
marked the Insurgent. "Some of the
Domocrats want tarlff for revenue only;
others want free trade to the maxi
mum. Some want raw materials ad?
mltted to the country free; others want
raw materials to be troated the same
as manufaetured articles. And they
are -wlde apart as to how much duty
should bo imposed ln each case. The
local lssues are a source of dlvlslon.
"In general, they don't want a sci
entlfically arranged tarlft, because they
may be opposed ln speclflc cases to
local lntercsts or to some other vlew
they hold. Even if they could get to?
gether on some klnd of a blll it would
not bo based on the scientific prlnciple
the Insurgents want to seo embodled
on the tarlff?the dlfference ln the cost
of productlon. That's -why such a
promise of support as the Insurgents
would glve would be worthlosa to the
Countlug on Dlscord.
It Is suggested to the Insurgents
that suQh an attltude would glve the
Democrats an opportunity to polnt to
the Republlcan Senate as the stumTi
ling block for relief from the Payne
Aldrlch tarlff law and would glve them
a strong appeal to the voters ln the
presldontial race ln 1912.
It ls the hope ot the Insurgents, how?
ever, that the imposslblllty of the Dem?
ocrats gettlng together on a general
downward tarlft revlslon wlll be dom
onstrated during the next Congress,
nnd the county wlll turn to tho, Repub- |
ilcan Insurgents as offering the best i
solutlon of the whole tarlff questlon. I
Plumbers Are Plned for Violation of
Antl-Trnait I.nw.
Moblle, Ala., December 1.?In the
Unlted States Clrcult "Cburt here to
day, Charles L. Slmmons, Thomas .1.
Young. Robert 1-3. Dutz, Dawrenco .1.'
Leahy, Samuel N. Copeland, James .-V
Mulvey. William Copeland, William M.
Ludlow. Alox D. I'lerco und V, J. Fur
no. all of Moblle, nnd the Aherns &
Ott MunufacUirlng Company. of Douis
vllle, Ky.. pleaded guilty to a technlcal
violation of tho. Sherman antl-trust
law, euch being lined approxlmately
$15 nnd oosts.. The case agalnst J. D.
Tschoplk, of New OrleanB, wns dls-'
The acoused.wero Jndicted'more than
two years tigo for consplrlng ln re?
straint of trade, in 'that -tho locul
pluiubers. who'are'members of tho Nu
tlonal Plumbers' Associatlon of tho
Unlted States. entered Into an agren
ment wlth tho Aherna & Ott Com?
pany, inenibors of tho Central Supply
Company, nol to sell to a plumbcr
ln Moblle, who waH not n inembor of
?U& "Alastor. nvtmborai' Associatloftt i
No Discordant Note m
H i s Inauguration
as President.
Event Seems Pcaccful Tcrmina
tipn of Domestic Turmoil
Through Which Mexico Re
ccntly Has Passed?Will
Bc No Change in Person
nelof His Cabinet.
Me.-iico Clty, December 1.?"Jt ls very
gratifylng to mo to say that my heart
Is full o/ faith ln the progress of a
people who, llke the Mexlcans, has
known how to conqucr by Its own ef?
forts a place among the lovers of toli.
after having proved Its velor in war
In patrlotic dofenao of Its country, and
Ihat ncver as to-day could 1 declare
that Mexico belongs definitely to the
group of natlons of assured stabillty,
because against the firm guarantee ot
peace which wo possess no influence
tendlng towards Its dlssoiutlon can
now or ever shall bo able to pre
"As to the relotlons between Mexico
and the United States and other friend
ly natlons, ncver have they been more
cordial, us was Indlcated in a con
clncing manner durlng the celebratlon
of the ccntennl.il of Mexlco's independ
The above i<? tho authorized message
of Presldent Dlaz to all natlons on the
evc of hls inauguration for the elghth
tlme as Chlef Executive ot the Mexican
HnpPy Termlnntion.
Peaceably and seemlngly aa a happy
ternilnatioii of the turmoil through
which the natlon has Just passed, the
cerenionles attending the taklng of the
ouths of fealty by Cencral DIaz ana
Ranion Corral, rocently re-elected to
the presldency and vlce-presldcncy. re
spectlvely. were conducted to-day.
There was no discordant note, and it
the occaslon was shorn of some of its
brllllant. festlve features of former
years by reason of reccnt disturbances,
there was no lack of Uigniiied cerc
N'otwlthstandtng a realization on tho
part of ever;- one that the posslbillty of
any attempt by foes of tlie Diaz ad
m'nistration to interfere: with to-day'a
inaugurallon was rcmotc-, there was a
feeling of rollef apparen; when the
cvent was happily concluded.
There will be no change in the per
sonnel of the Cabinet. ln accordance
wlth custom. each of the mlnlsters sub
mlttod hls reslgnation. Each was
asked. however, to retain his portfollo.
Tiic inauguration ceremonics took
place ln the temporary quarters of the
Chamber of Deputies, In the palacc, tn
tho presence of Sonators and Deputlc-s,
a few specially Invited guests and
diplomatlc represcntatives. v At 10:10
A. M. President DIaz entered the hall.
Ile was accompanlcd by the Vice-P.es
ident and members of hls Cabinet. As
each took tho oath and was proclalmed
in oftlce. the room rang witti hand
clappings and vlvas.
In lloililiiy Dress.
The presldential party and dlplo
mats went Immedlately to the National
Palace. The streets were lined with
spectators. who saluted wlth ftand
elapplng Flags and buntlng gave the
clty a holiday appearance.
At the palace Presldent Diaz received
the congratulatlons of deputatlons ot
government offlclals and dlplomats.
Amb-ssador Henry Lano Wllson, aa
dean of the corps, made a formal ad?
dress. which was rcsponded to by the
T)-nlght the clty was brilliantly
lighted. There were band concerts ln
several psrks and free theatrlcal per
formances in varlous theatres.
A feature of the inauguration pro?
gram wus tho dlstrlbutlon among the
poor of thousands of dollars' worth of
tood and blankets by tho clrcle ot
friends of Presldent Dlaz.
Strength Ezcaergerated.
Denver, Col.. December 1.?"Things
are quiet now In New Mexico and Ari
zona. but there ls trouble ln Chlhua
hua, which appears llkely to oontlnuc.*'
Thls summary of condltions along
Ihe Rlo Grande was glven to-day by
Brlgadlcr-Genera-l Earl D. Thomas,
commander of the Department of Col
orado, which includes New Mexico and
Arlzona, upon hls return from a two
months' tour of inspection. Regard
Ing condltions in Chlhuahua, General
Thomas contlnued:
'?The Insurgont force is pretty well
organlzed. lt conslsts of about 500 or
600 troops. From reports wo received
from the Interlor, Chlhuahua appears
to bo the centro of the dlsturba-nces.
However, I thlnk that wlll bo quleted
General Thomas belleves tho strongth
of tho Mexican Insurrectors has been
exasgerated. He sald that the Prov
lncb of Sonora Is quiet, that the re?
ported flghting around Torreon is not
so severo as oarly dlspatches Indlcated,
and that smuggllng of arms into Mex?
ico has beon stopped.
Avlators Open Week's Klylng Carnlvnl
tn Memphls,
Memphls, Tenn.. Deeomber I.?With
the mercury bobbing around tho freez
ing polnt, aud in tho face.of a htgh
wlnd, John B. Moisant, Rene Simon
and Holand Gurros cut capers in the
alr to-day wlth their, Blerlot mono
planos and a tlny Demoiselle. It was
tho oponlng program of a weok's avla?
tlon meetlng, wlilcu ls to bo partiet
patod ln bosldes thoso flying to-day,
by Churles K. Hamilton, Reno Barrler,
,lohn J. Krlsblo and Joseph W. S'ey
mo ur,
Moisant, after clrcllng tho mlle track
at the ,Tri-Stato Fair Grounds twelve
tlmos, ' tlarted wostward 'ovor houae
tops for two miles, complotlng tho
fllght in 18 mlnutes 13 4-6 .seconds.
Garros wound "P tho aftornoon's
fllght wlth hia toy-llke Domoiselle,
spondlng 8 mlnutes II 1-5 soeonds iu
tho trlcky Uttle machlne, sottlng- tho
record, it Is sald, for tho machlno.
A foat-rn of 1he meel wlll bo u
sixtoen-iullo fllght over Momjiriis for
a $5,000 prlvw offered by thn Com
mer.l.4-Ap.P,-aV -
Cluverius Convicted and Hanged in 1887 for
Murdering Lillian Madison, Whose Body Was
Found in Water?Suicide Theory First.
'Nearly a quarter-of n. ccr.tury ago?
on the nioi-ning of March II. 18S5?tno
Ilndlng of ihe bodv of anotheT woman
In the old Marahail Reservoir of Rlch.
mond was the boglnnlng of one of tlie
most notable murder cases in the hls?
tory ot tho State. Twenty-two months
later Thomas Judson Cluverlus. a
young lawycr of IClng and Queen
county. was executed at the Rlchmond
Jall for tho murde> of hls cousin, Fan
nle Ullian Madlson, the vlctlm ot tho
reservoir tragedy.
At tlrst presumed to be a suicide, tlie
conviction that a crlme had boen com
mltted grew, and following the Identl
flcatton of the bodv a chatn of evi?
dence. all of it .lrcumstantlal, was as
sembled untll its colls were about the
neck of young Cluverlus, an asslstant
superlntendent of a Sunday school and
a man who bore an unquestioned repu
tatlon for honor and for good behavlor
ln hls communlty.
.. Long FlgUt.
The legal battle xblch followed was
long-drawn-out. Some of the ablest
attorneys at the bar ln thls soctlon ot
the Stato were emptbyod, and no of
fort was spared to save Cluverlus from
the gallows. Whon the proceedlngs of
the courts had been exhausted a flnal
appeal was mado to Governor Fltzhugh
_,ee who decllnsd to lnterfere, after
he had gone thoroughly Into every fea
ture of tho evldenco relled upon by tho
prlsoner and hls friends.
Cluvcrius's own book, which he
wrote ln prison, together wlth tho
flles of the Rlchmond Dlspatch of that
neriod, are fllled wlth reference to men
who are stlll actlvo ln the llfe of thls
clty and who were either wltnesses
or eise as counsel or offlcers took part ln
tho trlal or in the prior and subse
quent events which led to the execu
tloa. _ , .
Law Graduate.
Thomas Judson Cluverlus was a- na?
tlvo of King antl Queen county. Hls
immcdlate famlly had little means,
but an aunt, wlth consldorable prop
ertv. sent the young man to Rlch?
mond College, whero he graduated In
aw ln 1883. He then returned to King
and Queen. and when arrested was
at Centrovllle. where he had an offlce.
This same aunt was the gre?t-aunt
of Fannie Ullian Madlson. Tho un
fortunato girl was a daughter of
Charles J. Madlson, of King Wllllam
county, near Manquln. Sho was edu
cated at Bruington Academy. After
she left school she exchangod somo
letters wlth a well-digger named
Blggs, which caused some dmbi-rrass
ment, although tlie exlent of her rela
tio'ns wlth thls eccentrlc character are
not fully dlsclosed. Her letters to
him were recovered, but tho clrcum
stances caused an estrangemont be?
tween Ullian and her parents, and sho
went to llve wlth her grandfather.
n"eoiuc Teneher.
Here she spent the summer of 1884.
Cluverlus vlslted her soveral tlmes
durlng the summer, and It was brought
out that thev were often togother.
In tiic atituiiin Ullian who was
estranged from her father. und whoso
erandfather could not conttmie to sup
nort her. went to Bath county to
toneh She came to Rlchmond on Jan
uarv'fi, ISSr,. re'glstorlng at tho Ex?
change Hotel. on East Franklln Street,
as Mlss F. L Mertnn. Cluverlus wns
hero that day, and Ullian dld not
oocupv hor room that night Sho re?
turned to Bath on January 7. It was
found that whlle a studont at collego.
Cluverlus associated wlth women un?
der the na tne of Merton
Undor a pretense that she had an
invitation tp pay a vlsit at Old -Potnt,
Ellllau Madlson left Batli for- thls clty
on March 12. 1885. urrlvlng here early
tho noxt mornlng, Sho went to the
Amerlcan Hotel. now Ihe Lexlngton, at
Twolfth and Main, aud reglstorod ns
V. h. Merton. Cluverlus wus
here, slopplng at lho Davls Hotol.
KliulH llod.v.
Earlv tha next mornlng the keeper
of tho' resorvolr saw that a walkwny
loadlng to the wntep was much
tramplod. Thls lod to an inveatiga
tlon, and a woman's ? clothlng was
found floating on tho -water.- The ro
covory of Ellliun Maclison's body was
the result, .
Tt was lirst Ideiitlned- posltlvnly ns
bolng that of l;'nnnlo May. Fannlo
May was found. and was- Informed, to
her liorror, that she was t|oai_ wlilcli
shfl deiiled. Ooronor Wllllam IT, Tay?
lor, who stlll holds that position, mado
ifiuiiio iuauU'1'ja and LUo ldACVtlLy of tht>
, .'jody was rcvcalcd. Relativos connect
ed the dellcato condltlon of, thn glrl
wlth Thomas J, Cluvcrluy, and wlier
tt was found that he hnd been ln Rich?
mond at tho time of the murdor, he
wus arrested, brought to Richmond
and. waiving a prellmlnury cxaminu
tlon, was lndlcted.
Hard to Get Jury.
Ono thousand posslble jurymcn wer<
oxamined, but only ten quallnod as
italcsmen. Thereupon a vonire wai
suninioned from Alexandrla, the Ilnai
compositlon of the Jury bolng as fol?
lows: Henry Keppler, W. II. Parlusr
John P. Hoath. William D. Trlce, Car?
ter N. Harrlson and S. .1. Davis, oi
Richmond; lt. J. French, J. T. Sher
wood. W. T. Hcrlock, F. A. Howcll. C.
K. French and XV. H. P. Berkeley, of
Alexandrla. Judge T. S. Atklns, of
the Hustlngs Court. prasided. S. B.
Witt, then Commonwoalth's Attorney.
did not act. Judge William AV. Crumo
and Bevcrly T. Crump, of Richmond:
Henry K. Pollard, then of'Klng and
Queen. and Judge A. Browno Bvans, of
Mlddlesex, appeared for tho defense.
Colonel William R. Aylett, of Klng and
Queen. and Charles V. Meredlth, of
Richmond, were the attorneys for the
Tho State's theory -was that Cluve
rlus betrayed the glrl during the sum
mer of 1S8-1, met her here as tlie re?
sult of tho tlctitious letter written to
Bath, went wlth her to tho reservoir,
dealt her severai blows and llnally
thrcw her Into the water, then cnlm
ly returnlng to hls home. Tho de?
fense was, of course. sulelde, but the
weak polnt In the case of tho man wa?
that he could not prove hls where
abouts between S and 11 o'clock on the
night of tho murder. Ho offercd to
show to Governor Lee by a younp
woman that ho had been wlth her tc
the Moaart Theatre at tho tlme, but
tho Governor could never get the evl?
The Wntch Key.
A watch koy found near the scenc ol
tho death, and whlch was shown, evl
dently to tho satisfaction of the jury,
to havo belonged to Cluvcrlua, wus
tho vitul point ln the caso. Tho niap
in hls aecount of tho aft'alr denied
that it was hls or thait ho saw Lllllan
after her lirst journey to Bath county
A workman testilled that ho haO
repaired tho koy rlng for ClUvoraus,
and although ho was not allowed to
tuko lt apart for examliiat,ton durine
the trial, ho aftcrwaid ussnred Gov?
ernor Dee that lt was tlie same artlclo,
At the end of a trial Instlng from
May tf to Juno 4, 1SS5, Cluvoilus wus
found guilty of murder in tho lirsl
I degrco, and sentenced Ob il-lo on No
vembei- 20 of thnt year. Tho caso wat
appealod, and wns aettled by tho Su
prorne Court on May 0, 1SS6, In an
oplnlon written by Judge Kuuntleroy
lu whlch Judge L D. Lewls concurreil
Judges Dncy nnd Rieliardson agreeitijj
ln tho Mndlngs, but not in the oplnlon
nnd Judgo Illnton dtssenUng. A re
heanlng was refused tn Septombcr. ah't
the executlon was flxed for Dcccmboi
TO. Governor l.oe was appealed to, am
granted a respltc to January 11, 1SST
when tho scntoncc of the law wus car?
ried out.
Thousands of pooplc gathered a'ro'utu
the Clty Jall. Rov. William B, llatch
or, D. D., was Ihe prtsoner's splrltuii!
advlsor, and Indk-atod aftor tho deatl
that posslbly n sentencc of life nn
prlsonment mlght havo been tIio best
Captain Frnnk Cuniiingluim .snng i'
good deal for CluvorhlS ln tils lasi
hoiirs. Tho doomed man asserted hts
lnffocenoe to tho last, even after Gov?
ernor- Iwoo refiisod llnally to Intorl'eFs
nnd went to hls daath wlth balmnesa
According to Fhe Richmond I'lspatcl
of the date, women prlsoners ln tht
Jall arranged mlrrors so that thoj
mlght Heo tha gruesome sceno ln tlu
jall yard.
Tho body wns taken to King ant
Queen and burted ln tho famlly grave
yord on the farm of tho tiiint, noai
l.ittlo Plymouth.
Clty Attorney Pollard, who aasistei
in tho dofenso, said ye'storda'y that s<
far as ho knew, Cluvcrlua nover 'mad<
a aebret confession to any ono, aii'i
thnt he went to hls doath p'roteatlni
hls Innnconce.
Ilolse tirow* Ituplilly.
Wnshliigton,.D. Q? December I.?Th.
populnlloii of llolse, Idaho, ls lf.JlSS
cctmpHved wlth 5,857 in 1000, accordlru
to atutlstles ol' tho thlrleonth censu
i lUiliio i>Ublio tu-uiKjU.
Evidence Finally Shows
Mrs. BrownKilledHer
self by Drowning.
Park Employes Bring Body to
Surface, While Husband and
Victim's Brother Were Wait
ing Nearby for News.
Firmly Imbedded in Mud
Since Early Monday.
Endlhg a widospread searcli. which
had contlnued slnce Monday mornlng,
the date of her dlsappoarance from her
homo at 25 North fleventcenth Street
Morgan T. Jones, of 320.1 West Cary
Stroet, and Robert _,. Edwards. <>f lSl'J
Walluco Street, employes at the New
Pump-Houae. found the body of Mr?.
Jcannettc Brown at 2:55 o'clock yes?
terday afternoon at the bottom of tlie
east basln of tho new reservoir. lt
was the ond o'r a hunt which had ex
tended through Vlrginia and as far as
New York. and general surprlse. was
expressod that Mrs. Brown had really
eommitted suicide by drowning.
Found _icnr _a*t Bank.
It wns between forty and llfty feet
from tho east bank of the east b:itin
that the grappllng hooks flrst struck
the body. It was towed a short dls
tance before the men in the boat rc
allzid that rowing had become harder
and that somethlng hnd become entan
gled on the hooks. In the mlddle of
tho basln the boat waa stopped, and
Jones, who was seated ln the stcrn.
watchlng the hooks, whlle Edwards dld
the rowing, pulled ln tho rope. Aa the
straln became grcatcr he knew that
some weight had been attached to the
other end. In a few soconds appeared
a woman's foot.
"We've got her," sald Jones to Ed?
wards. Then tha whole body came to
view, an3 the myatery of Mrs. Brown's
disajipearance had become _olved.
Holdlng on to tlio rope. close to the
grappllng hooks, jonos towed the body
in, whilo Edwards contlnued rowing.
Husband Flrst ou Scene.
Just as they were laying the corpse
on the steps of the lnlet well at the
northwest end of the basln. Harry B.
Brown, the dead woman's husband, and
Samuel Wolf, of 414 Esee.v Street, New
York Clty, a brother, rushed up to the
embankment. They had been search
Ing the countrysidc for somo trace of
the woman, and were returning when
they saw a commotlon on the embank?
The body was floating face up, with
the woman's long hair streamlng be?
hlnd. As he looked over the iron rail
ing and rccognized the form of his
wife, Brown shrleked and colhipsed.
The brother gave wiid vent to his gricf
and also collapsed. Eugene E; Davis,
Superlntendent of the Clty Water
Works, ran to Brown's side, fearing
that he would do hlmself bc-dliy liarin
in lils agony. Superlntendent Davls
remalned by the two men, and when lic
had to leave to go to some other point
of the basin ho left another man to
watch them. At length they were
taken Into the Uttle watch-housa
standlng on the divislon bank, and.
tliere both men gave themselves up to
the utter grlef which had gonc beyond
control. Leanlng on tlie (able, Brown
sliook with sobs.
Crowd dulckly Unthrr-.
?'My God, what can I do? I ean't'
stand it!" he crled. Wolf was dis
tractod, and then some one came and
took them both away.
The news of the timling of the body
spread rapldly, and a morbid crowd
soun gatherod on the embankment of
the reservoir and watched Its removal
from the water. Mr. Duvis was Inirije
diatcly inforniod and repaircd to tlm
scene. Later came Mayor Itlcliardson.
Chlef of Polico W'erner. Captain Mc
Malion and Morgan lt. Mills. ehalrmatj
of the Water Comntittce. Coronef
Taylor was called and soon caine to tho
scene. ile tjuestloned Jones and Ed?
wards as to tho llndlng of the body,
Its localion in the water. and asked
them it they had any ausplcions lf Mrs.
Brown had come to her doath l>y nieans
other thun self-destructlon. "I don't
want another Ullian Madison case,'
hc sald.
They had no susplcions whatcvor and
said that it appeared to them ,to ho a
phiin case of suicide, though they hatl
not expected to flnd the body ln tho
reservoir. All the wliilo tho iiody, cov
ored in n tarpaulln coat, reposed on
tho steps at the feot pf tho crowd. It
was not again exposed to viow. i-ili
loy's wagon hud eomo uP. and then, as
the crowd was driven back by tlio
pollce. the body was brought up and
plucecl ln the wagon.
OucMlIoucd h.v y\v. SIlllN.
A caskel was lowct'od by sev?
eral men. and th<^ men who had iomcl
tho bodj after four days' scavch plac*<|
it ln tho casket. nnd from iholr shoul
ders il was lifted lo tho bank. lu a
few mlnutes Cor'oner Taylor had left
wlth iheay_4j_J_. and tho crowd nie\t-d
Mr. Mills re-mained (or *omo tlluo,
qucstlonlng T. J. Vaughan. kee.por <>t
tho reservoir, and Sylvester Wllljs, au
-mployc, as to whether Umy liud _e.ii
l_nybo-y ttpproa.h the reservoir ?>< th"
time Mrs Brown ls supposed to h.tv ?
thi-own herst.l Into the water. They
saw no our- and heard no one sc.re.un.
They hud rotlred to tlio v, at< li -hous i
fur sholter durlng a heavy downpour,
land knew nothlug untll WllUa came put
blicfrtlj before i- o'clock antl s.i? tlu
hat Maatlng In the wator. about fltteeri
toet ft-uiii tho bank. llo ealhul
Vaughan, and thoy made u <ear-h of
lho grounds. a woman's unibr-llu v>.<?
found at tho top ol tho q ihi slou*.
put ihofo were no (oot?teps, ?wso
lutely no Nltrnn of a woman's pioscnce
J.A?tai; ti-hiui. out tbo hat they notihn

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