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Arrested After Solicit?
ing Advertisements
for Hospital.
Jean C. Middlemiss Had Per?
mission of Retreat Superin?
tendent to Solicit Contracts,
but Board of Managers Later
Complained to Police?Pris?
oner's Firm Wires Lawyer to
Protect Her?Many Queer
Angles Puzzling to Detectives.
May Drop Case in Police Court
Believing that she has been obtain?
ing money under false pretense by
claiming to represent the Retreat for
the sick. Miss Jean C. Middlemiss, a
strikingly beautiful girl of twenty
years, was arrested yesterday nt tho
Jefferson Hotel by Captain of Detec?
tives McMahon and Detective-Sergeants
Wiley und Reliant. At the Second
Police Station she was charged with
being n suspicious character, suspect?
ed of larceny.
Miss Middlemiss, who Is educated
end refined, was entirely frank when
qutsitloncd by Captain McMahon. .She
admitted that s!..- had -elicited ad?
vertisements In the name of the hos?
pital, hut said that the house which
aJu; represented, th-' American Drug
und Publishing Company, Inc., of Phil
ndi Iphta, had nn agreement with tho
hospital, wheroby her acts wero per?
fectly proper,
in Custody nt JrlTerson,
Following her arrest she at onco
Communicated with her employers,
who Immediately wired Attorney
Hiram M. .Smith and retained him to
defend her. Tho Philadelphia I'ollco
Department was brought Into tho caso
mid full Information was requested
from Chief of Police Werner concern?
ing the girl's arrest.
Contrary to the usual form, tbo
prisoner was not )ock<d up, but was
permitted to remain at the Jefferson
tinder guard of an officer, lluwcvtr,
Mir went to the Second Station to havo
her name entered on the Motu-r. She
was escorted there by Detective Wiley
und Hunter McU. lllgger. cashier of
the Jefferson, she was at onco re?
turner! to the hotel and placed In the
custody of Captain McMahon, after
which she was Interviewed by her
Hospital Made I omplnlm.
Following a complaint made to the
police last Thursday by the Retreat for
tin Sick that a woman was soliciting
contributions for the hospital without
authority, and had turned none of the
money ovtr to It. after collecting, it
is said, a considerable sum. the fol?
lowing advertisement appealed the
next morning In The Tlmcs-Dlspatch:
"The lletrcnl f?r the Sick I? not
aollrltlng funds tbrotlp;'- MI*? It Int Ine
nr an*) other person. II> order of the
prcHlilenl, >lls* Norwood."
Tho woman proved to be Miss B. \V.
lUstincf, of Philadelphia, representing
the same bouse ns Miss Middlemiss.
Captain McMahon rout:.: that she wan
a guest nt the Jefferson, but Investi?
gation showed that she had left the
city and the case was practically
droppi d,
Arrested While Buying Ticket.
Yesterday morning Captain McMa?
hon received information that a wo?
man claiming to solicit advertisements
. for Ihe Hot real for the Sick was at
*the Second Market. An officer was sent
to look for her. but die had illsap
pcarcd. A search by the police was
at once bcB"n. Captain McMah m
quickly located her at the Jefferson,
und hurrying there, found her lit the
hotel ticket office buying transporta- .
tion for bynchbtirg. She arrived Iii j
the city yesterday morning.
bh.- was closely questioned, and pro- ,
duced what appeared to be an agree-]
ment with tho hospital, signed by j
the superintendent, Miss L. ?. Thomas, ;
giving her the right to sol'clt adver?
tisement:: to bo placed lipon port?
folios wh'ch were to be used by the j
hospital patient;-.
Sent f'ir Miss Thomas,
Miss Thomas was sent for, and. com?
ing lo the hotel, she said that she:
bud never before seen Miss Middle?
miss. Shown the agreement, she ad- ;
milled that the signature was her.
own, but said she had never signed
any such paper for Miss Middlemiss.
She said she had signed some paper,
she did not recall its exact purport,
lor Miss Rlstlne.
Captain McMahon closely examined
the contract, and. holding it to the:
light, observed thnt apparently some !
name had been erased and thnt of I
Miss Middlemiss written in Its stead, j
Miss M'ddlemlrs said thai the paper
was given ?er at her office In Phil- j
iulelphla, and that sho had not the
faintest Idea that anything was wrong ?
with It
According to w!-..i! Miss Thomas tpld |
Captain McMahon, Miss Rlstlnu prom-j
Ised to supply the hospital with sta- j
tlonery free for one yea rif It would
permit certain advertisements to be i
placed upon it. She thought sin- was
consenting to this plan, and signed
the contract.
Tho contract grants permission to j
solicit advertisements In the name
Of the hospital, and they are to b?
placed on portfolios which will be used
by patients The Income from t-he ad?
vertisements Is to go Ip the Phil?
adelphia concern, and In return the
hospital Is to receive writing ma?
terial for one year.
Hospital Indorsed Check.
According to tho police. Miss Middle?
miss was given a check yesterday for
915 hy a local contracting firm, made
payable to the Retreat for the Sick.
Miss Middlemiss, it was said, had it
properly Indorsed by one of the mem
(Contlnued on seventh puho.>
Commissioner Cabell I)t?ru??e* Present
llevenue ham,
Philadelphia, Pa.. May 14.?That In
many prohibition States the authorities
make little sffort to enforce the law
against the manufacture of liquor, ai.d
that the United stut?s revenue lawi
need a general revision to capabl)
cover the many changes, was stated by
Royal I". Cabell, Commissioner of in?
ternal Revenue, In a speech liere to?
day before the National Wholesale
fiuor Dealers' Asso< lation.
or the 2.471 Illicit stills unearthed
by the department last year, ho said
901 were In (;eurifln. 42r' In No Ith Car?
olina, 24!? In Alabama, Sii In South Car?
olina and 3'i0 In Tennessee, Oklahoma
and Virginia.
Mr Cabell said "that agitators for
prohibition make few;r converts to
their cause than do the disreputable
saloons," and he urged thai the whole?
salers drive such places out of bus?
iness, as the best means of chicking
antillquor liquation.
Says Woman Cannot Equal Mnu In
Abstract Mental Conception.
Philadelphia, May 14.?-Dr. Edward
Anthony Kpitxka, professor of anatomy
at Jefferson Medic 11 College, who has
examined hundreds of human brains,
declares that women ean never be the
equal of mar. in abstract mental con?
ception. Dr. Sptlzk-a's examinations
have shown no notable differences be
j tween the brain of the sexes, except
[ that the feminine brain is smaller
and the convolutions broader and more
simple. "The female brain." he says,
"Is usually characterised by a smaller
frontal lob?. The frontal lobe is
concerned more with the abstract
concept, and therefore It would s< i m I
thai the male jK possessed of greater
capacity for abstract conception. The
average feminine brain is sm&Uor,
I less richly convoluted and less com
pletely fissured than that of maa.
Will l'oiin,| Endowment Fund f?r
Pensioning; nisuhini Seamen.
I.ivet pool, May 14.?The I.l. -vpojl
?Olirisal of Commerce states thai I
Bruce Ismay has decided, as ,i mi -
morial of the heroism displayed by
ail tcctlrns of the crew of :ho Ti?
tanic, r.nd as something of a thanks?
giving offering for the safety of
himself and of the other surviving
pnsscnperF, to found an endowment
fund with a gift of probably f^O.000
($100.000) to 'provide pensions for
disabled White Star Line seamen or
all classes, whether engaged above or
bei?w de-rg, or for the widows of such
it Is unlerstood thit the details of
the ?eherne will shortly be made
known by the l,ord Mayor of Liver?
h.-i.-.l- Ken" by Mean* of Small I'IPe
Iirlun Through the Barth.
nuluth. M.lnn., May II?Six of thir?
teen men entombed ;>t the 24,006-fOOt
level of Iba Norrie Mine, nt Ironwood,
Mich., by a cave-In last night, are to?
night grouped In a small space, with
five of their comrades dead beside
them. Two other bodies have been
brought to th.-> surface.
The men still alive are being fed by
means of a little pipe driven through
the earth that hems them In. Miny
rescu.-rs are working to save them.
It Is not known Just what caused the
accident. The mine Is controlled by
the Oliver Mining Company, a .-uihsic
lary of the United States Steel Corpo?
ration. At the offices of that company
her.- late to-day It was ascertained
that there was some hope that the six
Iivinir would b? rescued.
llallrond* Seek Relief from fine Sec?
tion ?f Interstate Commerce Law.
CSpcclal to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Washington. T>. <;.. May 14;?The In?
terstate Commerce Commission to-day
denied the application of the Tide
w.it.-r and Western and other rail?
roads for relief from the fouith sec?
tion of the Interstate Commerce law.
It was proposed to establish rates on
unmanufactured tobacco from Farm
vlllc to Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York, rat.-s lower than those now
concurrently in effect from Interme?
diate points, without observing the
provisions of the fourth section. The
commission holds that no showing
having been made as to why the ap?
plication should granted, it should
be denied.
Progressives Support
Anti-injuaction Bill
one of Most Advnaccd Mrp* Kxer
Tnkeu in laterent* ol Ur
gnalzt i Lahor,
Washington, Miij i?.?Supported
by all el i lie progressive llepubll
eaiiM, the lions,, to-night passed
du- Clayton anti-Injunction Mil.
?j 11 i? III. Every Democrat pres?
ent voted f?r It, and |be result iva*
nuanuneed lo the accompaalaient
of a remarkable demonstration.
The legislation Is regarded as one
of Ihr ?n?M advanced steps ever
tuken in the Interests of organised
Throughout ?hr dctflte President
(.(imperil, Secretary Morrison und
ii half ?losen mcmbcra of the ex?
ecutive committee of the American
federation of l.itbor tverc Interested
listeners The) occupied n front
row In the members' gallery.
The opposition to the mcusu
endeavored in put Ihrmigh n siib
Ntitute drn iv ii by Iteprcsrntativc
sterllnji, ?-?( Illinois. Tl-.ls modified
Hi,, sweeping terms of ibe Clayton
bill, Iml It was defeated, 210 to is.
li tins generally nald that the Clay?
ton measure would meet with ilftle
apposition in the Senate. Tin- Mil
a trends the law to prohibit the
Issue of Injunctions* v.ithoiit notice
being nerved on those nlVecteil.
Such Injunction* would be effective
for seven dnyx only, nod renswr.ls
would be possible only when . the
court was convinced ?neh ncllon
wan necessary for the conserva?
tion of rl'.'Mn or property.
?.lohn Doe*' Injunction* would he
Impossible nod the vivlit? of ?*peoce
fiil pleketlnur" In striken or "pence
fel boycotts'* would be recognised.
Ashton Starke Raps
Candidates Who Seek
Highest Honor.
Eloquent Plea for Wise Selec?
tion Warmly Cheered by 500
Members at Chamber Smoker.
Laughlin Speaks on the
Urgent Need of Cur?
rency Reform.
"Without reference to any man who
is now aspiring for public position In
out midst, you and 1 know that men
flaunt themselves and presume to eall
upon our suffrage whom nothing less
thr.n the apathy of the people would
ever have emboldened with such ef
fionters'." spoke Ashton .Starke last
night to 5?y members of the Chamber
of Commerce who crowded the .leffor
hon Hotel auditorium upon the occas?
ion of the Chamber's third general
nie.-tlng this year.
The pronouncement came as the ell
mar, of a stirring address (ailing the
stalwart nun of Richmond to the h..ip
of the cit> In a critical period of her
municipal existence, exhorting all fair
minded voters to lay aside motives
"f friendship or political expediency
Iii the selection of the live men who
are to form a new governmental board
invested with wide power to make cr
mar. The speaker laid bare In un?
sparing words what In his opinion con?
stituted the city's most flagrant po?
litical sores, and Issued a ?all for a
new order of municipal patriotism to
tishor In a broader and better eta.
Vigorous applause greeted Mr.
Starke's horatly portrayal of particu?
lar municipal ills. Tile pictures he
drew were at times blunt to the point
of caricature, but the audience seem?
ed to find ample Justice in their ap?
plication to local conditions and at?
tested its approval by long continued
frKOH Curbing of .Money Trust.
Professor f. Lawrence Laughlin, of
the University of Chicago, opened the
speaking program after an introduc?
tion by President T. M. Carrltmrton, ,.f
the Chamber of Commerce, with an
able analysis of the present banking
situation which he stigmatise-d as
"outrageous, backward and antiquat?
ed.'' and with an earnest advocacy of
n National Reserve Association to
remedy Inequalities and abuses.
The founding of such an Institution,
be urged, Instead of being In the In?
terest of banks and bankers, would
benefit directly every merchant, busi?
ness man and laborer by Insuring an
elastic currency In periods of tlntn
. i .l stress with a corresponding sta?
bility In the employing Industries upon
the operation or cessation of which
the general prosperity so greatly de?
A national reserve association, said
Professor Laughlin. would break the |
thralldoai of the country bank and
its. feudal dependence upon the central
reserve cities. It would prevent the
discriminations that are now widely
practiced by those In control of the ,
money market in favor of companies
and Industries in which they are In- ]
tercsted and'make Impossible the ar?
bitrary concentration of enormous
capital in one section of the country
to the Inconvenience and disaster cf
Pays Respects to Posers.
Mr. Starke op<ned fire early In his
address against candidates for offlce
who pose as friends of the worklng
miri only so long as It furthers their
designs. No body of citizens, he said,
ran bo more depended upon to act
from an earnest conception of indepen
d lice and duty than that clas= which
work at the wheels of industry for
their dally bread. He was one a' that
class himself, he said, referring to the
days of his youth, when he learned to
ram the molder's flask.
??I thought then that T wai a labor?
ing man. and look'd at life from a
laboring man's standpoint," said Mr.
Siarke. "but to-dny. when the political
mountebank and ward shystir, who
knows not the difference between the
jack-plane and the jackass, assumed
to be the worklhgman's best frl hd< 1
with the rank and file of the working
people repudiate such an alliance."
The speaker iold of en April day in
isr,',, when hp stood on Oambie's Hill
?nd looked upon a ge't'vlTig furnace
of destruction which strt'hed from
Cinl'.ol Square to th-? .lame-' Ttlvor.
The world. h? said. kn?W no greater
heroism than th? lives and acts of
thos? men nrd wonvn who '.celt up->?i
themselves th' s'aggf.-ing task of r?
?ifeblUtating the cr!ty to tv? monr.-.>'u!
strains of a. weird requiem.
Tho Profess'r-inl Pensioner.
' VPiij you -iot defend hsr." demanded
J.fr. Starke, "strains! th? political trle'/
s!:r. the pensioner, thj men who al
ways, everywhere ml every tims nr
atindldntes for th? ry.v nursery: vtiL
lure that fit continually tratchlng f?r
Ihe llrv' nlecp of m.'H thrown rut. the!
r -ey may pounce uro? nnd. aii-iv?
nil. from those m?n who pe*<io-"t?dtre
thnt their votes arc contrn'led ' ?? ?????
p?nal obligations and privat? 'rl'nd
tnlp* There fir* men 'n ntl- mblvt
who have r>c.t 'he be't |r>ter?-?? * ?' "v's
cltv it heart, and II t? Ilm? we. were
'olllnc them so "
cir.i among the Influenc's '"nt
should volunteer ,fl b*lp in a better?
ing nt .-en'':t!en. ?ald Mr StarV?, are
tb? newsr-afTS As an Indiv! "nil ??<?,
fudged by hi" utterances, so ih? nJtVf
naper '? taken bv the outside worl l
to ho an Indev -??" the community Thw
rhoulrl take-Ihn Initiative, bo tbourrht.
>n rttvaesllntc to the hierher attributes
of men and in mo'du-.g. ? h!ir'-. s'enst
?r e!v!c responsibility.
"Another monlhp'Vf.ce of, the people."
tjlld t'.ie -peaker. "Is found In the
Vallol. With It we snv what we want
"tt:d how wa want it. t hold tint evore
man In this oltV should be eonioelUrt
to' pay his |>oll tax- wh"n tr->?s lp?
Pp.?nse Vo man should be allow d
to do business and onlov the benefit *
nnd protection of this community
(Continued l'rom Seventh Pace.}
Colonel Charges That
Taft Has "Joined
the Enemy.''
Denies Right of His Successor to
Criticize Acts of Poosevelt
Administration Because He
Was Part of It?Confi?
dently Predicts His
Own Victory.
j Roosevelt and Clark
Winners in California
' Son I"rnnrlHco, < nl., May 14.?
Theodore Roosevelt nuil Champ
j Clark were apparently victorious
i i>> ii large mojorit; over tiirlr rc
| spectlve Itepublleiin and Demo?
j cratie rivals In California's pref
j erentlal presidential primaries. 'I'IiIh
kiuirmi'Dt |* based on returus re?
ceived from t:|i) precincts out of a
total or 11,700 in tin- State, on fol?
lows t
Itepubllcan?Roosevelt, T.L'.'T: Taft,
4,1021 l.a Fol leite, i.iKl?.
Uemoeratle?Clark, l.tUT) Wilson,
These returns Mere In the ninlo
from the live eonurcKnlouuI districts
embracing the three most populous
districts of the siat??s;,,,, Kran
rlseo nml l.os Angeles counties nnil
the suburban area bordering smi
Francisco Hay. The} ore regarded
nn indicative of (be geaeral result.
In snn Francisco, in Which nrro
centred the hopes of the Taft mnn
niii'm, the vote iinv close. line
hundred nnd i?ent> precincts com?
plete In Sim Franclsct.nnty, nut
or mil. sriivc Roosevelt, Toft,
4.,_,sr.: I.n toilette, V,.".7-| (lark,
i,?i:i| wiuoa, sari.
Outside of Snn Francisco, Rnose
vclt apparently carried every eon
gresnlonal district, his vote hrlns
especially heavy In (lie Interior
counties. Women voters ployed n
Inrcr port in to-day's primaries.
Reports from nil ports of the State
Indicate that they treat to tbe polls
In crenifr numbers than (he men, '
In proportion to registration. All
of She tyrenty-sl? deleirnles rlerled
tn-xiiv were chosen a( Inrur, and I
according to ?he Stute In? they :ire
hnuiid by (he popular expression
I of preference.
Canton, Ohio, May 14.?The first
day of Colonel Roosevelt's campaign
In Ohio ended hero to-night with hU
first prepared speech in the Stntc. it
was a Uly of crowds and noise and
speeches In quick succession, ns
Colonel Roosevelt was hurried through !
the eastern part Of the State In an
effort to keep tip with ihe schedule
which had been arranged. This call?
ed for thirteen speeches. and the
Colonel m.ilo several more than that.
There were large crowds, and in some
cases huge ones, wherever he spoke.
Colonel Roosevelt covered part of
ihi ground which Resident Tail
went over to-day, and their paths
crossed several times.
The former President renewed his
attack upon his successor. II ? as?
serted at the outset that he. would
not reply to Ihe things which Mr,
Taft said about him so fnr as they
were personal. but would confine
himself to the political principles In?
A new point which Colonel Roose?
velt developed was his denial of the
right of President Taft to criticize
acts of the Roosevelt administration.
He to..k the mound that as a mem?
ber of the Roosevelt Cabinet. Mr.
Taft was a part of the administration,
and as candidate for President he
made hia campaign with the record
of the Roosevelt administration as
his platform:
Colonel Roosevelt charged that the
President had ? joined the enemy."
? I wish to make the Issue ope of
principle, and no: or personal abuse." i
Colonel Roosevelt said.
"I see i'1"'- Ml- Taft ycsterdiy al
I tided to me as a demagogue, u|
neurotic, n flatterer, nn egotist, and i
as ongag d in honeyruijfiing all of
you. This will not tempt me Into any
retaliation In kind. Rut I wish to!
point this out to you: )
"Four years ago Mr. Taft had not
discovered that I wns a flJtterer, a;
demagogue, uu egotist and engaged
in honeyfttglyllig Cue people, and yet i
I stood then exactly where I stand
how. i
Not In flood T stc.
"I forget whether It was yesterday;
or to-day thai Mr, Taft made a re
tVyirk, which I do not think was In
vi ry good tust? , as to the possibility
??f my having died In the Titanic dis?
aster. He shall have a complete mo?
nopoly of calling me a neurotic and a
demagogue and Jesting about what
would happen if I bid died on the
Titanic, and all the rest of It, Laslt
your Hit. ntton only lo the great Is?
sues involved in this fight."
Clone! Roosevelt declared that the!
"bosses" who were against Mr. Taft!
four yea s ago had not changed, but
ti at It was Mr. Taft who had changed.
Ill his speech here to-nijht the Colon. I
said: ]
We have rot changed position: we
are progressives, and we stand exact-,
ly where tie stood four years ago. It
is'Mr. Tu ft who loift us. and who
has Joined the enemy. * 1
??1 stand by ;:ll my administration."
sail Colonel Itoosevieli at another
time. "I stand by It. nml if I am again
elected Presldenl I shull try to ad?
minister ihe government in the In?
terest of alt of you, the plain people..
,u. i as I strove to administer It he-i
fore. I hope I shall he more sue- j
(Continued i>n Eighth Page.) " I
Dies Suddenly at Hamburg
London May 1". ? King Frederick VIII. of Denmark died suddenly this
morning at Hamburg.
Hamburg, Germany, May IS.?King Frederick VIII. of Denmark arrived
at the Hamburger Hotel yesterday, and died durins tha nig-ht.
Christian Fred rick was proclaim cd King of Denmark as Fredcri k VIII.
on January ISO, 1906, alter the death of Christian IX., the aged King, who wag
dean of the crowned heads of Kurope. father of Klug Georg s of Greece, of
thy Queen Mother Alexandra of Groat Britain, the Empress Dowager of Rus?
sia, nhd grandfather >.f King llaakon VII. of Norway.
King Fred, rick VIII. was bout at Copenhagen June .1. 1SI3. II? was as
popular with the people of Denmark as was bis father. By the wish of his
parents, he was brought up with great simplicity. Frederick saw his younger
brother and his own son becoming r-lgnlng inonarchs of Greece and Norway,
respectively, while he himself was still art heir apparent.
King Frederick was noted for his culture and possessed many fore'gn
distinctions. While seldom openly Identifying himself with political ques?
tions, be look an active part In all pub lie movements. He was at one time
chancellor of Copenhagen University and head of the Free Masons of Den?
mark. He was well known as a promoter of philanthropic objects, Ills
interest in the army, of which no was once Insp>ctor-KCMeru*, was keen, anil
he Introduced many reforms which tin proved tho lot of tin soldiers.
Several months ago King Frederick suffered a serious illness. While tak?
ing h/3 customary walk he had a sudden selsUre, and was compelled te?
n-turn to the palace. l,at>r It was announced lie hail suffered a chill,
but the real nature uf his malady was Hot disclosed.
While he showed uw'.d recovery, he suffered a relapse two weeks later,
and considerable anxiety was experienced by members of the court as
his condition. ?
Spends Night Within Dozen
Paces of the Death
Condemned Man's Attorney Still
Hopes for Executive
Boston, Mass., May 1 I.?Clarence. V. T.
Rlchcson, slayer of Avis Ltnncll, sljpi
to-nlglu within a doren pares of Ihn
(leal lihouse at the Cliarleslown Stale
Prison. Kate this afternoon he was
called from his cell in the Charles
Strict Jail, handcuffed to nn officer ami
hurried away In the Jail van to the
prison. Some time next week, prob?
ably either on Monday or Tuesday,
shortly after midnight, he will die In
the electric chair, If the ord.-ra of the
court arc carried out.
Contrary to expectations, Rlchcson
did not break down. As he has sub?
mitted for days to an exhaustive exam?
ination by alienist:-. SOinC Officials had
predict id that he would not have the
strength to face the final step in hid
career calmly. As Rlchcson stopped
out and started toward tin- deathhouM
Iiis head was held low, and he glani cl
neither to the right nor the left until
almost In the shadow of the doorway.
Then he gave one look upward at IllO
blue sky, which he was probably to sco
tor the lust lime, and entered the wln
dowlcss building.
< lot bed in f*rl?ou Suit,
The first act at the prison was to
clothe the prisoner in the prison-made
suit always given to prisoners when
they enter the'ehanfber. 'I lie Itevi Her?
bert W. Steld.Ins. the prison chaplain
and Attorney William Morse, coup..- 1
for the prisoner, visited him. Mr.
Morse, on leaving him, said lie still
had hopes the Governor ami i nine.il
would extend clemency, and I'm.it Rich
eson himself was not without hop).
Through the two weeks past allcnUti
have be.Mi examining the prisoner in
llie Charles Street Jail as to his sanity.
The Governor's council will visit him
to-morrow, and Ira will probably l>nrn
.it that lime whether the. Governor1 con?
siders the reports of the alienists war?
rant him in plac|hg before it the poll
A meeting of ihe QXticutlvj council,
Which alone Iiis Ihe power to SPVO
Richesph from paying the extreme pen
ally for the murder of Avis l.lnnell,
was call id to-day for noon to-morrow,
if Governor Foss is satisfied from re?
ports from alienists, Slat.- officials md
others thai ihecc is a reasonable; doubt
regarding filcheaon't responsibility, he
has the power to rtfer a petition for
'commutation of sentence to the i >un
ell, With or without suggestions, but
the eouni II is not bound by anything
Die Governor muy sa'y, and the Govern
nur has no power to order a stay, a
reprlevj or a commutation without ihn
consent of the majority of the council.
! In rase a petition is referred by the
i Governor to the council, the matter
first win be connldercd by ihi pardon
committee of the counc.l, which vrhay
I (Continued on Eighth Page.)
? -
Leaders of Senate and Mouse
Propose to Expedite
.Members Anxious to (<et Away
Before Political Convcn
j lions Meet.
Washington, May 11.?Plans for ex?
pediting legislation to allow Congress
, ii> adjourn pri"r t<> the national polltl
j eal conventions wore considered to
I dtvy at conferences of loaders of both
j House niul Senate. .
The House leaders outlined a pro
, gram that they believed would con
| elude the business of the House by
June IB. The Senate leaders reached
, no definite conclusions, but the Finance
j Committee will meet next Thursday
I to consider plans for clearing up the
j calendar.
I On the Hens.. Hide It was agreed
thnt ti e Panama canal administration
| bill should bo disposed of Immediately
I following the jmssnge of the nntl
| injunction bill. Then will come the
linval, Mlitary Academy, sundry civil
and general deficiency appropriation
bills. The Ways and Means Commit'
' is t.i hnve an opportunity, if it
i desires, to tiring in another tariff re
i vision b'll, probably on the cotton
i schedule. Chairman Underwood said,
however, that no more tariff legisla?
tion Would bo started until the Senate
had acted upon at least some of the
bills pending op that side.
"According to our program, we will
! bo able to adjourn by June 15," said
j Chairman Underwood to-night. "Much
] will depend upon the action of the
1 SetiAlo, however.
Meantime, on the Senate side. Sena
i lor Pehroso conferred with Senator
j Slnimons, In charge of the tariff bills
for the Democrats, in an effort to ti\
I a time for votes on these measures.
The <|iiention will be threshed out at
a me,?tinir Of the Finance Committee
next Thursday.
None of the Senate leaders was san?
guine as t" an onr|y adjournment.
Borne Senators to-day expressed the
opinion that an ndjournniort on June
(Continued on Seventh Pago.)
Dramatic ?ncl
of Bandit Gang
Paris, Mnj IS,?The career of the
Inst France's uotorlona bnndli
gnuifc was ilrnmolleallj ended thi*
?uornlng, ?heu, after mi elglit
hourx' battle, Oelnv Gamier and
confederate* lulle?, svere blown
up In mi csploslotl ol a hiiuiII villa
ut Nogent-Sur-Mnrne, where they
lind taken refuge. 11 ?v.a? sii.-u
tereil by nholM ?I dynamite) their
bonne fell In when melllulfc whs
exploded umler Km walla. The imi
Mce found Garnier dead nml Vniii-t
?t-> in--.. Five policemen vtero w?und
| ?-d In the lint tie.
Verdict of Murder in
First Degree Gener?
ally Expected.
Final Arguments Probably Will
Be Delivered To-Day, and
Fate of Prisoner Then Will
Rest With Jury?Lawyer for
Defense, in His Address, Seeks
to Place Blame for Courthouse
Tragedy on Dexter Goad?Al?
leged Conspiracy Is Denied.
Wythevllle, Vn.. May it.?Three ot
the speeches of attorneys in tho trial
ot Floyd Alien, i"r tho murder of, W.
M. eoster in tlie Carrotl uoa.'tiiultwj
trageuy 01 .on en n. were mau? to
the Jury to-uuy. u. tt. ?. inia uiu.
Juufiy i". Uritcoh^ rvprebuntoii
piibonci, \. mm tin; sontury speeca
ot ii>>: u.iy toi comiAoirWuSlui w.?a
oy joiiu s. uiupci. i^aco co.iduuiua
??iosu to two uours, juogc ueiicau/
eX<?edtnk inis by iw?niy minutes.
'imeu moro uuuresscu uro lu uo tie
livureu. Contmoitweattu's Attorney 0.
r'lOyd Laihilreth, Ot Cai ro.I. Kill make,
the iirai spencil ot to-morrow. no
?> 11i bo loll"W?id by Juugo N. B. rluir
ston, ot K?anoKe, who wilt close tae
case tor tnu oetunsc. Tuen Joseph C.
yvysor, oi truluski, will iiiaitu tnu con?
cluding; speech,
Tho cos? probably will go to the
jury to-morrow uftorhoon i hu time
of the verdict, It any. is. of course!
While thu preponderance ot public
opinion Is that the Mate has inaoe out
a strong case against Floyd Allen. u"?l
; on,- which almost Impels a vcraict o?
j murder I nthe first degree, there are
; not a lew people who predict a Unding
of manslaughter or ot murder Ir. tiiu
Second, degree. In fact, thore may be
found peoptu who bellevo there will ho
?in acquittal, hut they are heard from
lu every case.
Keeps I n IIU Courage.
The prisoner ut tho bar keeps up
his courage remarkably well, lie ?111
smiles at those who speak to hlni In
the courtroom ami outside, and is al?
ways responsive to any kindness
shown him. To prevent his knee from
: becoming stiff. Dr. Peyton Green, tho
i jail physician, hau taken oft" the plaS
I tor cast which bound him, ami bus put
; In plnee another above the knee. This
has enabled him to use the knee mus?
cles, and with a pair of crutches.
Which tuny be secured for him. he can
walk a Utile without assistance. When
this was done Floyd Allen said: '-Doc?
tor. I guess this is about the last thing
you will do for me. l shall be going
away from here, In somo way, wlth'n
a very few days."
Mrs. Allen sits beside him inside the
courtroom, never once raising her
head. The oilier prisoners In the jatl
remain well.
The speeches of to-day. i|iilte nat?
urally, were largely repetitions of
theories of Ihe prosecution or the de?
fense. Each speaker reviewed the
ovldenco in detail from his own stand?
point, stressing' that which helped and
omitting that which might Injure his
cause. Oratory was In the main es?
chewed for argument.
It was the burden of the defense's
argument that Dexter Goad was the
cause of the tragedy, and of the
prosecution's that the defense has no
case save upon the unsupported testl
'irony of Floyd Allen.
Opening Speech of Willis.
r:. li. Willis, of Roanokc. made tiw
opening speech of the day. Ills ef?
fort received highly favorable com?
ment from tlie many attorneys who
sat within the bar. as well as from
spectators. Ilia delivery; while un?
hesitating, was not loo rapid, ami his
points welo clear-cut and Incisive.
Following out tlie theory of the de?
fense. Mr. Willis argued that the
-Miens, of Carroll, had been houndid
and persecuted by Dexter Goad, the
wounded clerk of Ihe court. lie told
of the "little schoolhoure. row." which
ended in so many Indictments.
Incidentally, he denounced Oeputy
Sheriff Sam?els and Peter Faster, who
were in charge of th.. Edwards boys
when they were released by l-'loyd
''Why did not the attorneys for the
prosecution tell you." he asked, "about
Dexter Goad and his methods against
tlie Allen:-? Why did not they tell
you why he was there In ihe court?
room with two pistols! I ex;>cet ho
was afraid of Floyd Allen, after ho
had gone to Judge Massie with stories
of him. and after he Dad helped to
pile up the indictment.--. Vou will no?
tice that although Dexter Goad sat
behind tho attorneys foi the. prosecu?
tion during ihe, taking of evldenco in
this base, he was not put back upon
the stand by . them."
Mr. Willis ridiculed Ih. te.sUrnony or
Cyrus t'hibbs and of Sidney Speaker
and others which tended to show con?
spiracy. II.- called ttiht "tommy rot"
and "the fruit of inu??>n?"??-"
The Commonwealth, ho asserted,
?lid not want to Und Cr.? Foster and
Webb pist'd.-;. and knows that l-'loyd
Alien did not kill Foster, The Aliens,"
he added, "may shoot, but they don't
lie." Trifles had been augmented to
look like momentous t. stimony
Startling Theory Artvoaced.
One of the most st i rill rig theories
evolved by Mr. Willis was that Dexter
Goad sh'.U" 3udgo Massie In tba left
leg while tiring it Sldna aal Claude
Allen. He thought, though, that ths
fatal bullet ill the judge's body Wtl?
tired by one of the Allen*/
The evidence of Preston F-.iwi.-r.
the preacher, was ridiculed. by Mr.
Willis, who said ?10 distrusted a mm
who was loo pious. lie hoi been un
?1,1.? t.. tin I ai.ybe.l'- .". 'I.urtroutn
^Continued on Ninth Pagar)

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