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JUNE 24, \9V.V
Thirteen Ministers of
Episcopal Church Sign
Marriage Agreement.
After October 1 Grooms Must
Have Physicians' Certificate.
Clergymen of Other Denomi
nations in Sympathy With
Movement, but Wait Ac
tion of Conferences.
Thirteen ministers of the Episcopal
Church in Richmond publicly signed
their names yesterday to an agree
ment not to perform any marrlage
eeremony after October 1 until the
groom har> been certitied by the tam
ily physician of the bride to be free
from disease of immoral origin.
This agr^f-ment was (nought be
fore the Ministerial L'nion some
months ago, after a recommendation
to the same effect had been made by
the Kplscopal r>ioi:esan Council. Kipie
ropal ministers who promoted the
idea, desired the co-operation of
ether denominations before i>ubllcly
indorsing It. \Vhil> no minister of
any other denomination has made pub
lic the fact that he has signed tho
agreement, it is stated that minis
ters of practically every other de
nomination in Hichniond, have don?
to. and have ask?d that their names
not be made public until the a.ctlou
lias been rutitied b> the local confer
ences of lh?ir respective churches.
Therefore, feeling that they have the
moral support of the other ehurchcs.
the Episcopal clergymen have taken
steps to put the reoommendation of
the Diocesan Council into eitect.
Seven Kpiscopal ministers have re
fused to sign the agreement, and sev
eral ministers of other denominations
have spoken against It in meetings ot
the Ministerial l'nion. but those who
have promoted t h>- movement feel
that the s. ntirnenr in favor of it is
overwhelmingly strong, and that th?
opposltlon will ptobabiy yield in tune
'I'hr A Krri'niPii t.
The aKreem'-nt rxlopted and signed
b> the Richmond < l> rgymen i.s ;<s fol
io u s:
"We whose luiiiih ar<- signed he
lovv, holding the ideal of purity to be
of right ftuVciuisd fos jiau -uti?It
is for women;
"Recognizing that the flnest men in
every rank uid calling honor tnls
ideal, but deeply moved by the con
trasting fait <.f that ignoble tolerance
among too many which Ignores tills
single standard, and condones in men
a carelessness in motals which every
chivalrous instinct should condemn,
"Knoul" / that immorality among
men l^ac physical diseases
"And koo ing, further, that these
?iis"asvs are ofw.-n transmitted to the
women, who, in innocence and purity,
mnrry men whose lives have thus
been tainted, as the shocking farts to
whicn physicians and surgeons in this
> ity, as in other places, will testify,
give proof; 1
"Therefore, in order that {we may
do our utmost to prevent the&e physi
cal tragedies and, further, that we
may lift up the standard ? ? f a new
?rusade against the shame of that in
difference to personal purity among
men which make.* those tragedies pos
"We ar* resolved that after October
1. 1913, we will perform the -marriage
service? of our respective churches
only when the man to be married shall
have secured from the family physician
of his interide,d bride, or from some
oth#r physician certiiied to by the
bride's physician, a certificate of hi?
freedom from a communicable disease
of immoral origin.
"And we call upon all fathers and
mothers to interpret aright and to
' support this position we shall occupy;
and especially do we rummon all that
(Continued On Second Page.)
Via Charged With Im
proper Conduct Toward
Women Teachers.
Defense Gives Woman's Name,
When Prosecution Would Not,
Asserting That There Was
Nothing Wrong in Visit.
Hear Charges in
: Sensational charges against George
? W. \ ia, division MJp<*rIntrnfient of
j schools of Patrick Countv, were aired
(yesterday before the state Board of
Education, the board hearing affidavits
! charging improper relations with a
j school teacher in that county, improper
; relations with a woman at a hotel in
j Danville, charges of carrying con
cealed weapons, of irregularities in the
I methods of issuing teachers' certlfi
| rates, and of tampering with examina
tion papers.
All of the charges wire denied em
phatically by counsel for Mr. Via, who
asserted that they were inspired by
I local and family f'tids and bv those
! desirous of securing the position.
Many Contented Canes.
The State Hoard of Kducatlon met
yesterday morning to hear a number
of contested cases and to elect forty
seven division superintendents. From
the present outlook, it will he in ses
sion all week. It was decided at the
outset to have all hearings in public.
| the board latet to go into executive
I session for the elections. Each candi
date may have fifteen minutes to pre
sent his claims or to present delega
tions in support of written petitions
j already before the board Where there
are charges against the moral charac
ter of the incumbent, one hour will be
allowed to each side, the board to hold
dally sessions at 10 and 2:30 o'clock
proceeding until all have been heard!
when the elections will follow the con
sideration of papers tiled .Members in
attendance when the hoard assembled
yesterday were Governor Mann. .Super
intendent of Public Instruction Stearnes
and Attorney-General Samuel \V Wil
? olooel Ford. I)r. Page and T>r lar
I man and Frank T. West.
The Albemarle County case was
' taken up tirst, Judge K. t. W. I)uke
appoa.ij.ng Mr. Everett. Judge
Duke asserted that Mr. Mc.Manaway.
the opponent, had not paid his poll
taxes until he became a candidate,
and was not a resident of Virginia
save as having been a student at the
I'Diversity of Virginia. Dr. Blair and
D H. I'ltts spoke for Mr. Everett. No
one appeared for Mr. Mc.Manaway.
The Amherst case was called next.
Thoma_s Whitehead spoke for reten
tion cf Fletcher. C. Campbell.
\ In Chnraen Srnmtlonnl.
The Via on." was taken up at the
afternoon session, and provided the
sensation of. the day. Three other
t candidates frj>m Patrick County are
! yet to present their claims, but thev
did not infringe on the hour allowed
each side In the hearing of the case
involving charges of immorality. j.
Murray Ifo iker appeared as counsel
I for Mr Via. Mr. Carter of Martins
j ville, who appeared for thrse making
*he charges, explaining that he did
not represent any of the other candl
< dates. Me wanted to call witnesses,
but Mr. Hooker objected. and the
board ruled that the case must be
submitted on affidavits and statements
of counsel.
j The fjrst count against Mr. Via of
irregularities in issuing tcachets' cer
tificates was dropped by consent of
counsel. I ecause of lack of definite
information on which to base general
, statements.
Mr. Carter took tip first the charge
; of carrying concealer^. weapons, read
i ing an affidavit showing that the boys
at a certain school found a pistol in
the superintendent's overcoat pocket
(Continued on Fifth Pane.)
Wild Scramble for Safety When
His (iun Is Unlim
Some Attempt to Hide, While
Others Leap l'"rom
Washington, June 2.'t.?Jtiilnr. Iimv
jers, policemen nml ?|H'fln(ors tvere
*ent scurrying lo rover lu the Crlml
nnl Court here late to-day, ivlicn liny
>1. Mrnort, aged eighteen, tireil H.rcf
trlld wliot* In an attempt lo "shoot up"
the court. At the tlr.st crncU Justice
ciulrll I*. Stnll'oril disappeared l>e
nenth IiIn desk, anil out In (lie court
room (!icr<> >vax u wild scramble for
places of safety. Some moiikIi! rcfuK:>
tjnder tables or liehinil heavy chairs,
i ml others, trenxied I))' fear, leaped
Into nindoviN mid dropped to tlu
f,round, Nome fifteen or twenty feet
Justice Stafford had just refused to
release Stev/urt on probation after con
viction for atieinpted Highway robbery.
'Ihe boy whipped out a pistol and tired
three shoots, two of which narrcwly
missed Assistant United States Attor
neys Samuel Hawken and Harvey
Given and Policeman Moffett. He was
in the attitude of turning toward the
judge as if to shoot when a witness
sprang upon him and choked him into
Judge Cnscathed.
In the confusion that, followed many
thought Justice Stafford hud been
struck by a bullet. but the judge
emerged from his haven without a
Stewart had been convicted recently
of holding up .a negro in a Washing
ton suburb last December. He had ap
plied for probation as a first offender,
anil Judge Stafford had been hearing
Ihe testimony of witnesses for and
against the applicant. Hawken, Given
and Moffttt, who were conducting the
prosecution, were seated near the boy,
whc. had been at liberty on bail. The
judge had barely uttered the last word
iti passing sentence when the prlsoner
began to shoot. The first shot was
aimed In the direction of the prose
cutors. and just missed Hawken, who
ducked under the table. The next shot
went toward the jury box. and passed
dangerously near Detective Sergeant
(?rant's head. It struck a wall and re
bounded, falling near Justice Stafford's
bench. The third shot struck the ceil
A ; the youth wheeled and faced the
bench, lOdwin Blaine, a clerk in the
1-epartmcnt of Agriculture, who had
?been a witness for the state, seized
tin: boy by the throat and carried him
lo the floor.
Courtroom Cleared.
By this time the courtroom had been
nearly cleared of officials and spec
Stewart lay unconscious for several
minutes after being disarmed. I.ater
h-3 was removed to the cellroom be
neath the courtroom.
Counsel for Stewart said the youth
was unbalanced as the result of read
ing cheap literature. The holdup for
which the boy was about to be sen
tenced had many features of the dime
novel variety.
To-night the boy is in Jail awaiting
trial or the charge ot shooting with
Intent to kill.
Western Agent Adds
His Quota to Sensa
tional Episode.
Wilson Calls for Full Report on i
Causes Which Led Attorney
General to Order Postpone
ment of White Slave Case
Trial?Mann Makes
Bitter Attack.
| Washington. jUne 23.?Attorney- I
j General McReynolds will make a full j
J report to President Wilson, at the:
| President s request. upon causes which 1
i mo\ eel him to direct postponements of <
| the Diggs-Caminetti white slave cases.
? and the trials of two directors of the j
, Western Fuel Company, the basis of
j the resignation of United States At- '
j torncy John I. McNahb. of San Fran- i
j cIsco, and his sensational charges :
against the head of the Department of ?
j Justice.
One of the day s most remarkable !
developments in the unusual episode
j was the receipt b> the President of a
i telegram from Clayton Hcrrington.
| special agent of the Department of i
, Justice, in charge of the Federal Bu- \
reau of Investigation at San Francis
co. demanding the removal from office ;
of Attorney-General McReynolds. Of- [
! flclals to-night declared that the ques
j tion of nummary action in Herring- j
| ton s case probably would be taken up
[by the Attorney-General.
The Department of Justice was in
j ignorance of the special agent's pro- ,
test until its publication this after
i noon. It was then called to the at
tention of the Attorney-General. Early
in the day, before Merrington's request '
1 became known at the department, of
ficials were somewhat mystified and
j later amused by the receipt of a tele
gram from another special agent ap
j plying for the "vacancy" at San Fran
; Cisco.
l.ooklns for Sueeem?or.
While no action has yet been taken
on the McNabb resignation. White
Mouse officials let it be known that
? the President was looking for a suc
cessor. They stated that the character
! of the new district attorney would
j soon show whether there could be any
| manipulation of the case by the De
j partment of Justice through political
j influences, as charged by District At->
torney McNabb.
Steps to-dayt preliminary to a final
determination of the controversy were
J many. The President said his first
intimation of the situation was gleaned
from the newspapers, and declared he
would wait for the Attorney-General's
: report before determining his course.
The episode found an echo in the
i halls of Congress, where Representa
| tives Kalin, Republican, of California.
, and Hlnebaugh, Progressive, of Illi
nois, introduced in the House resolu
tions, one calling for official papers in
the case and the other for an investi
gation by the Judiciary Committee,
i Interest here centred largely around
j the Caminetti-Diggs case, for the post
ponement of which Secretary Wilson.
o( the Department of Labor, yesterday
took responsibility.
Assistant Attorney-General Harr to
night assumed full responsibility for
the order to Attorney McNabb to'post
| pone the trial of Robert Bruce and Sld
1 ney V. Smith, directors of the Western
? Fuel Company, on charges of customs
J coal frauds.
Fear* Mincnrrlnge of JiiKtlcr. ?
j This postponement mentioned in Mr
: McNubbs telegram of resignation to
j the President was ordered, declared Mr.
Harr, to.prevent a possible miscarriaKe
of justice.
"The trial of the entire Western
I" uel case was not ordered postponed,"
said Mr. Harr. "but only the trials of
Biuce and Smith, who were indicted
with three other directors of the com
pany. Bruce and Smith were only di
? rectors, while, the other three defend
; ants were officials as well as directors.
? j ?.rnC,V single. for the company, ask
ed that the indictments of Bruce and
Smith be dismissed on the ground of
no evidence to connect them with the
alleged frauds. 1 carefully studied the I
evidence in the case submitted bv i
) Lnited States Attorney McNabb. and)
1 r.ea,C'! ,e COMCluslon that Bruce and
; Smith, who seemed men of high char
acter, probably were innocent, as ap
parently they were unfamiliar with
he operations of the companv. In or
, r to Prevent a miscarriage of justice.
I recommended, and Attorney-General
McReynolds acquiesced.' that it would
be better to try first the three direc
tors who wfive officials, because this
trial undoubtedly would develop the
extent of the connection of Bruce and
Smith with the alleged frauds. ~
It seemed unwise to run the risk of
conv'cting two innocent men along
. three men who might he guiltv.
when the ends of Justice would he fullv
satisfied by later trials if the govern
ment received evidence which It did
?.?t then possess of the guilt of Bruce
and Smith."
I pliolds Attoricy-tionernI.
'-.arlier in the day the President up
? neid the Attorney-General in his order I
postponing the trial of Caminettt until '
the fall in order to allow his father to,
be present. The President said that
le believed this was the only humane
Representative .Tames It. Mann, nu
?hor of the Mann white slave law. is
sued a statement lute to-day demand
ing thcj resignation or discharge of!
t.^onunissioner-General of Immigration !
t aminetti because of his alleged part
In chocking the prosecution in which
Caininetti's son Is Involved.
The statement of the minority lead
e,'?? reads as follows:
"The Republicans will call upon the
Attorney-General, through a House
resolution, for a statement of all the
facts In his possession relnting to the
Cnminetti case, under the Mann wliite
slave law. Mr. Camlnettj, the father,
recently has been appointed Commis
sioner-General of Immigration because
of his prominence in Democratic poll
tics and not for any known efficiency.
Mr. Caminetti, the son.. Is under in
dictment for violation of tho Mann act.
The only way tho son can *>e acquitted
is by hampering the case. Tho lnflu
(C6ntinued~)n Second Page.)
When He Concludes
There Is Outburst of
Tells Senators and Representa
tives in Joint Session That They
Will Be Recreant to Their
Duty If They Do Not Sup
' Ply Country With New
Currency Measure.
Washington. Juno 23_A flxcd d
Zn \ l? haV" "Ur?>?
Passed this session of Con
gress u.,s accepted by members of the
,t?n",ay as ??"??Mem
I***' Whieh ^ p. rsonally^enVed
th"" 1 Tous?-S'cha11'b'p" \u"u 7""'?"
crats and republicans saw int'h caT
fully worded appeal of the Pre.sHon"
Con cross adjourn^ i <>erore
wore marf? ? u , 1 ?,r<*Para Hons
on th 1 . he-i,, committee work
on tho administration bill, which will
"00? b' Intro'due.d i? the Hoi,, hi
Representative ?ia?. and in lh ^
ate by Senator Owen.
Sl* ,n 'n'ennc Silence.
f-rom the rostrum of the Hou?e
chamber the President, in careful"
iii od u la ted tonr^ that ..a !ri > , ?
fr. carried his words
he hr?rCOn,er "f lh" chamber^ read
Crowded U" 1,ad prepared.
, galleries, Cabinet officers
senators and Representative* Demo
crat., and republicans. sat |n'a t( n^e
silence aK the President with forceful
earnestness told them.
dutv ?'S p,aiV,y t,ear that " is our
duI> to supply tho new banking and
currency system the countrv n.-vdl
ever w '""mediately n.>ed more than
? He must act now. whatever the sac.
rilice to ourselves. | .should r(>crr_
ant to my deepest convictions of pub
ic obligations did i ?ot impress it
sifUence!" W',h 5?,em" *?<
The occasion was tho Presidents
years'\tUulfCc ?f ,lu- lUslo'? to"
lon~ ,h, S0Mt President's messages
v.n.'v documeni?. to he droned te
clerk and Kthe8n,^?. bV * hos" voiced
cierK. and the affair moved smoothlv,
'u "?l,Sr Kathered in the
I readv !r' WhC,V ,h<'
a I read > had been crowded, and the
memb?*s chatted while they awaited
the r resident s corning.
The Cabinet officers.' except Secre
tary of State Mryan and Secretary of
Vive;3'' ?a.,,ie,S- W"o. -m/'u.eh
?lNes. occupied sallery seats had
Places on the floor of the House
Kncnrteri to HoMtruin.
I o'L, !? ??,nm'?ee. led by Majoritv
Leader Underwood and Senator Kern
i x?^vrsiiran".
I xv-11 K on the rostrum Mr
thl \ apparently was less nervous
than when he first face,I the ,,jK assep"!
, address u ttOIS ,,e"ver his tariff
I "r.ess As he speake. the Catherine
i ?.?$.?. r-tec?;
.h;ucic;.v,'?iH?r "n" se,"u? <"?<* ?<
sssffiy. ausrra s
br,?ch. Chairman dtaiJ'J,"5
Committee, both conferred ,.it'uCn;Vc
. ('rl,l?'l?d by Mann.
?b. nSLn;?;,:::-^;;- ^;rcr,'- ??
Mepresen.ative .Mann critlciJtd the
t'arv '!Stol<?" frum the Aldrlch nione
tar> report with a few rariWai
visions taken from tho Bryan piu'
form mixed in " ' P'at
?currency question. The% 1,'ilov .
r:;,r r
on both Hides ..r/^ lc" ilrflf,
Jbvn ,x,K?. p?t Iholun'n -fJCrt'
Although a House caucus h,.o .
? will 'no,1 Vim,TK
"" ,of ,h?' appropriation svstein i.?
the initiation of sopio sort of "H budtre^
Plan, and while the curr........
may ho cllscu>?od. action l? Ilk"".
ca,,?^^ U'U" * i?
The: President made it clear In in
formal talks with callus to-day th^
secJrc trilSo?r^bf?n eurrenS had
been omitted-from the bill, according
to information at the Whlt? 2r ?
chlcnj bccauHc no p',^ *,?'?'???
fected to aubgti t u te this amount ot
(Continued on Seventh" Pose,
McCarthy, advocates
murder, dynamite and
death by poisoning
' In Official Capacity, at Meeting of Administrative
Board, Member Offers Resolution Instructing Superin
tendent of Water Department to Murder Occupants
of Laburnum and The Times-Dispatch Building by
Placing Bichloride of Mercury in Water Pipes.
Tlif Illehmniid Kvpning .lourunl
yenterdny printed I lie following,
which t'nptnln McCarthy inter ad
mitted to lif corrrrl:
l.nliorlnn under Ilie ??ren? of Krtnt
emotion, Optnln ( nrlton Mrl'iirlh;',
wWen lltf Administrative Honrd met
thin morn inn. took (lie floor on n
point of personal privilege ninl
hurled liltJer ilenunclnt Ion nt the
proprietor* nnil editors of The
Tint cm - Dlnpntch. which yenleriln.v
printed nrtlclen erltlel/.liiK the lioaril
for fnlltire to nccept llenltli Officer
lifvy'n recommendations recarilliiR
the purify Inc of the city's wnter
Kfl'ort* nfre ntnile hj- other mem
hern of the honrd to calm their
collcaKUf, 'M,< their efforts seemed
only to liitlnnie ( nptnln MeCurlhy to
more tcrrllilo Inveetlve.
??Tlic nrtlcics nnil cditorinl In jf.i
trnlnj'.i Tlmefi-Dlnpiitrh nre dellher
ntc IICJI," he shouted. poutldlliK <he
tnhtc Tilth hi* clenched fist.
??They nrrf written hy n cow
ardly nnsnsMln who nn* nfrnld to
nlRn hln nnme to them, nnil I wish
it understood flint I Ineluile the
editors nnil owners of The Tlmcs
Dl'ipntch In my denunciation.
?When articles nre written thnt
' stn\f me nnil affect my wife nnil
children nnil trrlttrn hy men T?ho.
nn fur nn I knon, niny he drunken
htinardN or absolutely lnsnne. then
I propose to put n stop to it. I pro
pone to protect myself nnil my faiu
II y. I do not Intend to nllow nny
innn to drnic my nnme In the gutter.
**l hnvc nlrendy narnrri .lohit
Stewnrt liryan. president of The
Titncs-Dlspntch. He hni n letter
written over my otth .li^ntiture. If
he continue* In these assaults?
these liriitnl, cowardly, lying nt
tnckn?upon me. then lie does no nt
his own lin/.nrd.
"The Stnte nlll not lie IiIr enouRh
to Itolrl both of un, anil If hr ron
llnurn to make tliewe murderous nt
tacks upon mc anil my family, I trill
out hlit tliroat llkr I would out thr
thrnnt of a butcher'* iloif."
It nnn made clear by other mctn
brrn of tlif hoard that I nptnln >|p
I'nrthy'N aentlmont* nrrr not thr
ncntlnjcntm of thr board. The iinnrd,
lnnTfvrr, an n whole. frrl? vrrj hit
ter that much rrltlclxm should have
born published.
Shortly after thr board convened
Captain McCarthy put a motion that
the board refused to consider.
M M W ATKIt SI 1*1*1.\ AM) l\TO
HI ll.l)IN(i.
I'ol l?> tv I n p this hr laiinchrd Into
Ills denunciation of thr llrjnn es
tate, tvliirh lie aleclnrcil Iiiim been
ii.Hint; flic money of nn honored man
for iiiurilcr nml ntiiinNNin.
The Tlnics-Dlspn tcli, under It* pro
prietors and editor*, in a murderous
menace. No muii In r<afe from Its
scurrilous and libelous nttackn, hut
I do not propose to .submit to them.
?4I consider thnt I hnve been shot
In the back. My wife nml children
linve been disgraced, nnd before I
will Bee their lives ruined I will take
permnnl menus to forever end the
career of those who, oownrds thnt
they are, hide behind unsigned ar
ticles. and blacken the iiaiuen of
Itlclimond people."
The AdmlnlMrutlve Hoard yesterday
idnplrd and Issued the (ollnnrlHjc
ftU<mirii( lo the public:
??The Adinlnlstratlvr Board drrplf re
rzrein (lint the cltlr.ruN of Richmond
\inre hern no unarcrNftarllj alarmed
about the TTHtcr, or excited to the be
lief that typhoid fever in nunie ranen
, In the t'llj Is a ft rlhu table . to the nalrr
supply. Krom oil that we linve lind
' before us there Is do definite Informa
tion of any kind, nothing but a mere
suspicion oa the part of the Chief
Health Officer, that thin alnrin has
been caused.
"The hoard Ik absolutely confident
that the water Im pure, an the esaiul
j nntlou of the rrnfer nt the conKulatliiR
| IibnIun by >1 r. Ilnldrrln, chemist and
bacteriologist, bean out (IiIn statement
? at this time aud for several day* pant.
City Knclneer Charles K. Holllnc, for
t?vrnty-(no years Superlatenileut of
the Water \\ iirks trlien consulted by
the board, expressed the opinion that
from the evidence before lilin the pres
eut water supply of the city of ltleh
mond In good, and that he lias no ren
| son to fear that It In Impure; that he
I fore Installing a hypochlorite plant ft*
| nil emergency lie would like to net
, from the Chief Health Officer more defl
? nlte i 11 form n t Inn anil the reason for
i the necessity of installliiR this plant
i at this time. Dr. l.evy himself having
i expressed the opinion that the water
j nupply Is pure."
The Itlrhmoud Ai'nilrni j of Mrilti'lnr
mill Sllrccrj, n< ii Inrccly-aKrodrd
mrrtlug j'fulcriln.v, ndiiplril (lie fol
luntnit resolutions. urKlu? the people
to lioll their wiilrr before lining It
until it h r poch I o rl t c plnnt in Installed
Ht the Nettling linslun:
"lie If reaolved, liy the Itichinouri
Academy of Medicine nnil SurRcryt
??I. Tlmt the academy rrcoKnltea the
existence of mi unilur tiuinher of case*
of typhoid fever lu Itlclimoiid ut the
preseut time.
??1!. That (lie ncademy licllcve* from
the evidence that these enses nro In
all proliahillty due to an Infection of
the city rrutrr.
'Mint the academy helieve? that
the treatment of the city water with
hypochlorite of lime ?lll immediately
control the Nltiiatlon. 1
?'4. That the academy recommend*
most NtroujjI.T the Immedlnte Nterill
y.ntion of the city miter Tilth hypo
chlorite of lime, ns reconimcuded hy
the city'* t'hief Health Otllcer, I>r. 10.
I". I.evy.
'?5. Tliat a copy of IIicnc recomnifU
datlonn lie forwarded to the Ailmln
iNtratlve Hoard and furnished to the
daily paperi.
"(t. That the people of Iticlimond he
advised to holi the \tafe;* until the hy
pochlorite plant he established."
Tell Board That When Water Is Under Suspicion it
Should Take Firm Stand for Protecting People, j
Board Wants Levy to Appear in Person.
I Apparently villi tin- desire of t-loar
iny up tnisi?,.' of departmental
I jealousy and i ed tape tli.il delayed the
! installation ot ?!*<? hypochlorite plant
rt'contmi mltd l>> t'hief Health tutieer
L?ovy, as a pr< vvntive of typhoid
' fever. tin- Administrative aiM yes
1 terday afl< niiion unanimously adopt
j ed a resolution offered by Mr. Ilirsch
i bc-rj; requesting the Hoard ot Health
to allow I m- l.fvy t' appear In per
| son iiefo,-.- ii In a til aul explain his
; analysis of ;he typhoid situation and
j his reasons believing the city
j watt r supply was contuminati d dur
I inj.. the .worth of May.
The passaue of the resolution fol
; lowed tin >i.-it of State Health C'ont
1 mission- :? 10>? nion (!. Williams. Assls
i tant stat. !? 1th Commission, r Mien
I NV. l-'rct-'naii. and Mayor tlporsf Ains
j lie at the meeting with the ruiomiiii n
' da'tlon that the precautionary hypo
j chlorite plant he iiutalhd. at once.
| While the Ma .or was Invited to at
i tend, the state officials e.ann: of tlodr
| own volition to iirgd tipon the Ad
; ministrative Hoard what they consid
ered a. n-c? I -. step. Both l>r. Wil
? limns and I'r i-'reetnan declared that,
i so far as tii' .' can tell, the water
j supply of the eit> is pure at this tir.se,
hut to p-evi ut any recurrence of the
condition existing at the time the
coagulating basin was (-.loaned and to
insure the ? ? t.> from the poHslhllity ot
typhoid infection through the. water,
they advised the Installation of, the
pits nt.
, Frrrmnu SiiNPfctK Wntir.
D|. Krs.-t'in ?.i, who is the typhoid ex- |
pert of th" St 11? Hcpartinynt ot ,
Health, was asked the direct i|iiosilon I
by one of the commissioners whether |
or net ti<- had positive proot that t'tu j
city's watoj- is contaminated.
"I vnunot mij- lifjotiil the nhnilnn
of n doubt thai the present outbreak of
typhoid ' in lllclinwnd In attributable
to nil Impurity of the nntrr stein."
onuvrered -Dr. Krcrmau, "but I enn
May this: lifter einmlnliip; nil oilier ?
possible sourer* ?f Ronernl cnnlanilnn- .
(Ion anil fnilin;; In tlml uiiythiiiK kiim- >
plclolls, I I1III ilrllcll <<l tllC eOlM'lllNU'II !
tlml (tierc tin\ c lii'cn impurities In (In- '
Milter sii|i|>l>. The reports of Ihr
W iilrr Deparlmeiit's chemist iiidlriilc
(Ho iirmrnrr of colon lin'-illl in riiiuii
III; 111 the Sell liny; llrtsiiix ilnrinit l>ur(
of \* 111?? I? Ih of llM'lf utmost proof
(hnl the imler ?ns infected n( (lie ]
time of i lie clcmtsln;; of I be ronsillitt
ln? liiisin. I iiref 111 c vniuimi tlnn of tin
situation li?-fore this mutter became ;
pnlille leil ni<* to believe (lie i\n(rr re- ;
sponsible for Hie t>pliolil."
Dr. Williams said:
"The tinier supply of (lie cllr of,
Itielimoml N uniler suspicion. mid lis |
1 see II. (lie liol remedy In remove
(lie simpleton Is to e.stnlillsb n hypo
chlorite plimt, which Is ti ilrnil!)' Ker- j
tnlelile as far lis the colon hiiellll In ?'
concerned. The li> poetilorlle treat-!
mrnt of r*nter Is unit er.snllv ri-coc- I
nlr.etl ns n sure metlioil of Mlllnr; Hie
typhoid Rorm. and the Installation of:
(lie plnnl liere would lie n messnne (o
(lie irorlll llin( If there- witi tiny In
frellon in (lie clly iviilrr, It Is turn
n Ipeil out."
Four \ftv Typhoid ('uses.
The opinions of these, two health
experts, recognized us unprejudiced I
advisers. lite, recommendation of tli?; !
Mayor, and the discovery of four fresh
cases of typhoid fever in the city yes
terday, seemed to carry great weight
with the members of the .hoard in in
fluencing tltem to see the advisability
of installing: the hypochlorite plant.
No deaths from typhoid have boon re
ported since last week. The four new
ciutis reported are located as follows: J
one in Swanriboro, one at 314 Kast |
Kranklin Street, one in WillianiH Street
and the fourth in South Allen Street.
While under examination by the
board, Dr. Freeman took Issue with
City lijnfiinecr Kollins over the latter'a
statement that hypochlorite plants had
' (Continued On Third Pugc.)
Doctors Advise People
to Boil It Until Plant
Is Installed.
Academy of Medicine, Recogniz
ing Existence of Many Typhoid
Cases, Believes From Evi
dence That They Are in All
Probability Due to In
fection of Water.,
After ail hour of serious discussion,
in the course of which the failure of
the Administrative Hoard to realize
the enormous risk to the health and
lives of the people that it is taking in
failing immediately to safeguard the
city water supply as recommended by
the city and State health authorities
was sharply criticized. resolutions
were unanimousl.v adopted by the
Richmond Academy of Medicine and
Surgery at a special meeting held yes
terday noon, urging the hoard to in
stall a hypochlorite plant, and calling
on the people, to boil the water until
this is done. The resolutions were
drafted by a committee composed of
Prs. (Jeorge Hen .Johnston, chairman;
J. \V. Upshur. Manfred Call, Hugh M.
Taylor. R. Angus Nichols. S. R. Moon.
William A. Shepherd, and A. H. Gray.
Doctors t'rge Action.
The resolutions follow:
llr It resolved by the Richmond
Aendemy of Medicine find Surgeryt
I. That the nendemy reeognlr.es the
existence of nn uiidue number of cases
of typhoid fever In Richmond nt tlie
present time.
'2. 'I'llnt the nendemy believe* from
the evidence thnt these ruses nre In
nil probability due to nu Infection of
the city nnler.
:i. Thnt the nendemy lielleves that
the trcntmcnt of the city filter Trlth
hypochlorite of lime vrlll Immediately
control the sltuntlon.
4. Thnt the nendemy recommends
most strongly tlie Immedlnte sterili
zation of the ?nter rvlth hypochlorite
of lime, ns recommended by the Chief
llrnlth Ofllcer, Dr. K. <'. I.evy.
.". Thnt n copy of these recommen
ilntionN be foriTnnled to the Admln
Istrntlve Ronril nnd furnished to the
dully pnpers.
H. That the people of Richmond he
nd^ised to boll nil drinking "ater
until the hypochlorite plant lie estab
lished. ^
The academy is to meet to-night In
regular session, but because of the ur
gency of the situation affecting the
health of the entire city, a large num- w
her signed a call for a special meet
ing. In the absence of President J.
Shelton Horslev from the city. Dr. Rob
ert C. Hryan presided.
About lOlglity I'bfMlclnns Present.
About seventy-five or eighty of the
leading physicians were present. The
action taken followed a remarkably
vicar statement of the situation by As
sistant Health Commissioner Allen W.
Freeman. Dr. Knnlon G. Williams, State
Health Commissioner, was present, but
took no part In the debate, on motion.
Chief Health Oflicer 13. C. Levy was In
vited to sit with the meeting, and Dr.
W. A. Shepherd was sent for him. but
i'ii his arrival, he asked to be excused
on the ground that a more free ami
complete discussion might be had in
his absence. Dr. Harnett Nelson want
ed to invite the Administrative Hoard
to be present also, but other members
objected to going into tlie political
phases of the situation, and the mo
tion was withdrawn, and Dr. Levy left
the meeting after his entrance had
caused prolonged applause.
To open the subject for debate. Dr.
Call offered a scries of resolutions.
"I don't know of anything that has so
incensed me as the attitude of 111# Ad
ministrative Hoard at a time more or
less critical." he said. "I think we
should go on record in a matter "vitally
affccting the health of the city with
out any delay, and as a basis for de
bate I have prepared the following:
Call Oilers Resolutions
"Whereas the Richmond Academy Of
Medicine and Surgery views with ap
prehension the typhoid situation in the
city nf Richmond at this time; and
?'?Whereas the facts as presented by
ChiTf II -a 1th OflKei IS C. Levy, who
is thoroughly familiar with all the
details connected with the incident
and progress of t.vplndfl in this com
munity dm int; the past eight years,
warrant tIt? ? belief that the f.ji sent
threatened epidemic is traceable to the
water supply, and
"Whereas, delayed action at this
time by the propel* authorities may
entail din- ? oil; .< ?iuen res upon the pub
lie health iy a further e\tension ot
typhoid in this community, and
-Whereas Dr. K. C. I.ev\ is rccog
ni/.? d as one of the most ? niinent and
widelj known sanitarians in tho
I'itite<| States, and is considered an
aiitiiority particular!;. on typhortt
fever, as evidenced t.v tli* r> cognition
accorded him in this i oiiiicction by the
American l'ubllc Health Association,
.iiiii l?y his special treatise on tho
epidemiology of typhoid, by his work
in li?i.-> community. which has been
accepted as a model b\ other health
impartnieiit.s throughout the Cnlted
States, and >> his employment as ati
expert consultant in typhoid epidemics
in other communities, therefore'
??Re it r? solved. That the Uichmond
Academy of Medicine and Surgery
hereby e.\pi'< ss< s the most explicit
loniUUiu' in Dr. Levy's ability to
?cope %%ith the present typhoid situa
tion. and most' strongly and emphati
cally uige? th,' Imniadlati adoption Of
such measures as he may propose lor
stamping out the present threatened
epidemic of typhi.Id. and.
"Re it further resolved. That a copy
of these resolutions be Immediate!^
foi warded to the Mayor of the city
Kk-hm?->nd. the president of tho Hoajrd
of Aid i men, the president of the CorHV
nion C.ouncil, the chHirman of tlj?
Administrative Hoard, and to tho
daily papers."
I pshur Indor?e? I.evy.
Dr. 1. N. Upshur seconded the res&4
? The whole thing," he said, "
on one. point;
"Havo we in Richmond a competent/
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