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VOL. 1—No. 22.
THE WEATHER: Continued cold.
B. 22, 1011.
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Alleged Fraudulently Elected
Senator From Illinois Tells
His Story in Open Court
Man Under Fire Cooly and De
liberately Sets About to
Plead His Case—Hypno- •
tizes Large Crowd
With Speech
WASHINGTON, Fob. 22.—With the
honor of the senate and the nation
at Blake; with tense Interest among
the statesmen and the eager curiosity
of an overwhelming crowd, the sen
ate wing of the capltol was sot for
historic action to-day. When thu final
drainattu scenes In the case of Wil
liam Lorimer, of Illinois, were enact
Following the reading of President
Washington's high-minded farewell
address, 1 airliner, like a man on trial
for hts life, presented his defense.
Hardened by the knocks that come in
politics, and trained in the conceal
ment of hts emotions, he appeared to
be cool as the most disinterested
spectator. In a low, even voice, he
contested tho arguments made by the
ablest lawyers In the senate, and de
clared that his election to that body
was not due to corrupt practices.
At 8:3(1 A. M. two women had
taken their stand at a gallery door
that would not l*e opened for three
hours. An hour later, long lines of
people trailed front the doors of the
reserved galleries along the corridors.
The public galleries were crowded lo
the limit at 10 o'clock. A great pro
portion of the audience was of the
gentle sex The senators' private gal
lery, the seats and steps, presented a
mass of women, resplendent In the
richest of costumes and the rarest ot
A mob of the late and disappoint
ed, packed the corridors, and hun
dred* stood In the walling lines,' hnpe
ful that at some time in the after
noon they might get a glimpse of
the tragedy—for tragedy It was. n.»
matter what the result, according to
the conflicting views.
As tavrlmer proceeded, his voice
gathered strength, and he spoke In
a loud, dramatic tone that held the
Immense crowd, as If hypnotised.
Dramatic Silence,
Dramatic silence fell over the
crowded galleries as Lorimer arose,
fie stood at his scat at the extreme
end of the last rom on the Itemo
i ratio side. Immediately behind,
standing along the wall, were repre
sentative M ox ley. his chief lieutenant
and other members of the Illinois
delegation in the House. Scores or
other representatives crowded the
space back of the Senator's seats.
Hale suggested that Lorimer come
to the center of the Senate. Bever
idge and Taliaferro offered their seats.
Taliaferro's was accepted and D>ri
mer moved to the middle of the au
ditorium. in beginning, Lo rimer re
lerred to the fact that Beveridge had
not concluded his address and offered
to wait.
"Many suggestions have Wen pre
sented In this debate," said Lorimer.
' Many of them refer to my election.
l>ld I organize the Illinois legislature
against Hopkins ' Did 1 elect Bh ir-t
lefl Speaker? I dd I make Lee O'Neil
llrowne my chief representative? Did
1 induce the Democrats to vote for
"Many answers have been given by
my opponents, some fanciful. There
la only oue answer that should count
In this case. It Is the simple, plain
"f propose to tell the Senate ex
actly how my election was brought
about 1 will answer ail these ques
tions, and answer them correctly.
"Efforts have been made to cover
this whole case with a shadow of sus
picion. It was sought to make it ap
pear that some man of surpassing
ability organized the HHftois Legisla
ture to delead Hopkins. Home have
declared that this man of overshad
owing genius and wonderful power
of organization was none other than
myself. It is sought to prove that
not only was I elected by corrupt
practices, hut that 1 arranged their
employment and made them effec
The controversy first began to as
sume definite shape on May 28, 1310,
when Lorimer arose to a question of
personal privilege and called attention
to certain newspaper allegations.
These declared that the Legislature of
Illinois had bten improperly influenc
ed by the use of money, and that Lorl
m*r, the beneficiary, had knowledge
that Democratic votes had been pur
chased for him. After denying all
the charges preferred against him.
Lorimer demanded an investigation by
his associates in the Senate. ’ At the
conclusion of his speech he offered a
resolution instri ctlng the Committee
on Privileges and Elections to "ex
amine the allegations recently made In
the public press, charging that brib
ery and corruption were practiced In
the election of William Lorimer."
Formal Chargee Filed.
It Was held by Senate authorities
that no cognizance could be taken ot
Lortmer's reouest, as no charges had
been filed with the committee. News
paper articles did not constitute the
basis for in official Inquiry. When
that conclusion became known, one
of the franchise organisations In Il
linois filed formal charges. On June
II, 1110, Senator Burrows Introduced
a resolution providing for a comprs
henslve Investigation of the allegations
made against Lorimer. and it was
Seven members of the Committee
on Privileges conduct an Inquiry dur
ing the autumn months. Six of them.
Senator Frazier dissenting, prepared
• report exonerating Lorimer. This
conclusion was accepted by the full
committee, with the exception of Sen
ators Beveridge and Frasier, both of
whom later filed individual views.
Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, took
the matter up for debate early this
session, making a strong speech in
favor of declaring the seat vacant.
(CmtttMf »a ktu Pegs.;
Anti-Saloon League to Adhere
Rigidly to its Nonpartisan
President Atkins in His An
nual Address Calls Upon
Friends of the Cause
for Increased Zeal
and Activity
N'EWPOhT NEWS, VA„ Feb. 22.—
President Henry Pearce Atkin*' an
nual address, tile presentation of
which was the nest interesting fea
ture of the opening session last night
of the State convention of the Vir
ginia Anti-Saioon League, is a paper
of far-reaching interest and great im
portance. In it Kev. Mr. Atkins
sounds the battle cry for a saloon
less Virginia.” The report produced
a profound Impression. After a brief
opening, referring to the reports of
oilie officers to tie presented the re
port says:
In January. 1910, our convention
mot in Klehmond, Va. " 'll adjourned,
after most harmonious session, with
out compromise of principle and
without change of purpose. Not a
motion, not a recommendation, not
a resolution, passed by that body, was
at variance with the policy to which
the league has stood committed for
a decade in ten years of warfare
against the liquor trattle it has been
neeossary to make a change of
methods—to pass in conservative way
from the newest of the old to the
oldest of the new—but It has never
been necessary to profess content
ment with less than the absolute an
nihilation of the saloon In Virginia,
not has H lie ell necessary to enter
Into entangling alliance; or unholy
covenants to hasten a needed refor
mation. Previous to the convention
of 1910 the league declared for local
option as the best method of dealing
with the problem In hand, and had
conditions In 1*10 proved th** same
as conditions In 1306 and ’07 and ’OS
and '0#, there would have been no
reason for departure. It was not be
cause the Anti-Saloon League of Vir
ginia was unwilling to wage its war
fare according to its former methods
that it declared for new methods in
the convention of 1910; but because
It had gone by It* former method*
as far as it could go with profit to
its cause, and because the liquor in
terests of this Commonwealth had
| precipitated the condition which
made a change of method absolute
ly necessary The league has never
been fettered by hard-and-fast. Iron
bound, Mede And Persian legislation
las to the more matter of method. It
| has stated its purpose. It has declar
I t-d II* policy. And , year by year Its
| executive committee has labored sc
I cording to the Instructions of the last
i-onvention Th.-se instructions have
; t-een logical, sane and safe; and the
| executive committee has never felt
; that it has not been granted ail the
: liberty U. required. • -
Isigl.al and Suite Program.
The program for 1910. based upon
(he report of the committee on legis
lation. was the most logical, th.- sanest
and the safest, ever offered to this
league. It is not necessary for me to
do more than r-mind you of its pro
vlaiona. It contemplated the enab
ling act t which the legislature of
1910 refused and which the legisla
ture of 1912 will grant) and the vote
by the people (which will not be a
■matter of record in 191,1 but which
will l>e a matter of history—God
grant it I—in 1912 ). The executive
committee of this league atempted to
carry out that program. Every hon
orable means of securing an enabling
act wert put forlh by our worker*
The league went In debt to the amount
of $2.01)0 in that campaign alone for
expenses of printing, postage, tele
phone and telegraph communications.
VVa lost—no. the Strode MU simply
failed of passage. \V« won—not in
the legislature but in the sentiment of
Virginia. We shall hear more of this
—and from those not identified with
our league—before this convention
has Aided.
•In the Judgment of your retiring
| president a comprehensive program
for the coming year may be found In
these resolutions which I respectfully
submit to this convention:
1. Let It be resolved that the
Anti-Saloon League of Virginia
adhere absolutely to that which
has been It* avowed purpose for
a decade—the ultimate goal of
all lis efforts—the abolition of
the saloon.
2. Let It be resolved that the
Anti-Saloon League of Virginia
commit liself unreservedly for
another year to the program de
termined a year ago, when Its
convention declared for the
enabling act and popular vote
upon the question of the license
of the saloon.
3. Let It be resolved that the
Anti-Saloon League of Virginia
continue without fear and with
out favor its non-partisan atti
tude in all political campaigns,
confining Us activities to the
questioning of candidates for of
fices in the gift of tne people
as to their past record and otes
ent" position on all questions of
temperance legislation, publish
ing their replies for the Infor
mation of voters everywhere
throughout the State.
4. Let it be resolved that the
Anti-Saloon League of Virginia,
through its chosen servants, pros
ecute the work with redoubled
energy, u*lt in this crisis mors
money for Us campaign of edu
cation and more men for Us cam
paign of agitation than have ever
been used In all Its history
The Atme-A SshwnlM* Virginia.
It is not necessary to do more than
state this first resolution. We are
past the stage when It is necessary
^Continued oaiast pace.)’
Rev. Henry Pwirf« Atkin*.
I'rmldfnt Atkins In hi* annunl
Ndrfrw* to the Anll-Kalooa
I.mkiip of Virglala makes these
Recommendation* 3
1. let It be renolved that the
Antl-ftaloon League of \lrgiaia
adhere absolutely to that which
has keen Its avowed purpose for
a decade—-the ultimate k*»mI of
all Its efforts—-the abolltlou of
the aalooa.
2. l-et It be resolved that the
Antl>Val<»oa league of \ train!*
rommlt Itself unreservedly for
another year to the proaram de
termined a year **«», when Its
convention deelared fo r the
enabling net and popular vote
upon the question of the lleease
of the saloon.
.1. Let It be resolved that the
Antl-Aaloon League of Virginia
continue without fear and with
out favor Its non-partisan attl
l tude In all political campaign*,
ronftalag his activities to the
questioning of enadldntes for of
•re« la the gift of the people
as to their past record and pres
ent position on nil questions of
tempers nee legislation, publish
ing their replies for the Infor
mation of voters everywhere
throughout the Mate.
4. Let it he resolved that the
Aatl-Aalooa League of Virginia,
through Its chosen servants, pros
ecute the work with redoubled
energy, using la this crisis more
money for Itn campaign of edu
cation and more meft for Its cam
paign of agitation than have ever
been used In nil Ita history.

CHICAGO, Fob. 2 3.—-Prominent
Scandinavian societies to-day prom
ised to furnish counsel for Miss Anna
Pearson, the lady’s maid, who created
a .sensation in the new city and county
building late yesterday by shooting at
I County Photographer Charles W.
Smith, barricading herself in the
county's dark room, holding a force
«f dept+tle? at l,ranJ dually shoot
ing Deputy Sheriff Otto Onewuvh in
the neck when he sought to disarm
j The girl, under arrest. declares
J Smith, posing as a single man. was
t responsible for her ruin. Miss Pear
son is. still on the verge of hysteria
and under the care of a physician.

(■I MAX.
WHITE8BURQ. KY.. Feb. 22.—a
reward was offered to-day for the ar
rest of the murderer of Arvlllls How
ell. forty-two years old, a wealthy far
mer. whose headless body was found
; *t Pound Gap, on the Kentucky-Vir
ginia bord >r. yesterday.
| Howell started last week from his
home at Wise, Va.. with several hun
! dred dollars to deposit In the hank.
' He was missing three days before his
! body was found. He had been rob
! bed. The head was found a few feet
J away.
---- •
To see how a three million dollar
! budget is handled several city olfiutals
of Petersburg will attend the session
of the common council Friday when the
budget ts taken up In detail. The vis
iting officials will be Herman B. Oill,
city clerk and auditor; R. B. WtUcox.
Jr,, president of tho Petersburg com
mon council; N. T. Patteson, chairman
of the finance committee.
WsIMp Loses Hull.
Verdict for the plaintiff in the sum
of I1.750.T& was rendered in ths city
circuit court Wednesday In the ease of
the Virginia Heating and Plumbing
Company against Contractor A. M.
The suit was the outgrowth of a con
tract in connection with the Railroad
,T. .34- C-A. Argument on. motion set
aside the verdict was continued.
Warring Factions in Suffrage
Question Have Veiled Clash
Before Legislators
Joint Judiciary Committees
of New York Hear Famous
Suflragettes and
ALBANY. X. Y., Jfeb. 22.—Thi* was
‘skirt day" on Capitol Hill. iJuffra
gettes and anti-au£rugettis Invaded
the legislative preCim ts and uigued
before a Joint meeting of the House
and Senate Judiciary committee* the
questions of submitting a referendum
to tile people on Whether the State
Constitution .“hall tot amended to per
mit equal sutirage.
The suffragette* far outnumbered
the untis anil showed a greater famili
arity with legislative pnetuure, prob
ably due to the fact that they have
maintained headquarters here *im e
the (list of the year
In honor of their fair visitors, the
members of the eflpimittees were in
their best clothe* grid on their best
I behavior, but they '’Insisted that this
was ail in honor of the anniversary
! of the Father of His Country, the
‘ man who never told a lib. Most of
the anti* were from New York City,
a special train bringing In a hundred
of them Just before nuoi
Mias Mill* bleak-.
Miss Harriet May alias, president
of the New York State Woman’* Suff
rage Association, led the oratorical
. ffort for tier side. She said that her
' association repreeented 30,000 active
and 7,000 enrolled members and that
such an organisation was eutltled to
; serious consideration. Sh- emphasized
that all her side asked was that the
legislature permit the people of the
State to de< tde tha question.
Miss Mills was Jfollowfd by Mrs.
Harriet sdanton BURch, who said that
the suffragettes were not asking the
j legislators to repose such virile
trust” in women as western legisla
tures had done but were demanding
merely that tile legislature submit thq
question to the people at large.
Max Eastman who didn't bear a
trace of being hervyoekoti, added his
bass to the suffragettes sopranos de
, daring that he represented "more
than 400 men who have banded to
gether to secure women's suffrage."
In the oratorical line, the anti’s
displayed some good samples. Mrs.
John Martin, of >'t«ten Island, au
thor of the "Is Mankind Advancing,"
fired the first broadside at "votes for
j women."
A la Webster Nt\ le.
j "The philosophy of the woman's
l suffrage movement,” she declared.
| rests upon two main propositions.
I both of which are fallacious. The
■ first is that democracy is not complete
j until each Individual ha* a vote. The
second is that woman’s emancipation
is not complete until she is given a
: vote."'
These propositions were laid down
! in such a Daniel Webster stylo that
the e«ftr«g<-tte* were temporarily daz
ed. Miss Margaret Doane Hardiner.
i of Albany; Miss Margaret C. Cum
mins. of New V ork,... and Richard
BArry assailed the "cause.”
NEW YORK, Feb. 2*.—Following
a lively row early to-day in the cafe
1 of the Waldorf Astoria, in which he
| tried to licit John Meyer, head waiter,
and a dozen of his assistants, a man
giving his name as K. W. Johnston,
i of Seattle, was arrested by a squad
j of police and locked up. charged
' with assault, disorderly conduct and
The tight threw the hotel into an
uproar, during which aeveral women
J fainted and rumors that the hotel was
on tire were circulated. Johnston,
who is said to be a millionaire min
! Ing man, had been stopping at the
hotel several days with his wife. He
quarreled with the head waiter about
! alleged inattention and the fight
; started.
In the station house he fought to
prevent being searched, with the re
j suit that he was badly bunged up.
] CHICAGO. Feb. 22.—F. Herman
Gabe. former Norwegian consul In
Chicago and former mayor Hake
Forest, who renounced his American
citizenship to return to Norway and
| enter the diplomatic service, is now a
j man without a country.
According to advices received by
friends here, the Norwegian govern
! meat has refused to make him a citi
zen until he has lived two years In
Norway and on account of the strong
1 political opposition he has failed to
j land the promised post in the depart
! ment of foreign afTalrz.
I Although born in Norway, Gabe
came to America when eighteen years
pld and graduated from Harvard,
Resolution* prevented to \ Irglnla Antl-)*«loo» l.eague t (invention by
I.eglHlatlvr t nmtnitlee In tbeir report l
\V hernia the effect of the prevent loenl option Inv* In grratly nullified
hy the liquor shipping hounen In the **wet'* cities of \ Irglnl*. which have
become center* of distribution for the liquor traffic, anil
Whereas, owing to the method* uard by the liquor traffic la local option
election* In our cities, It I* certain that every po*«lble menu* will lie
lined by the liquor traffic to pad the re«rl«trntlou booh* with the nnmrn of
Illiterate and purchaneable voter*. In defiance of the netv t onstttutlon.
In order to prevent a fair expression of the properly qualified electorate
of Virginia In any general election which may lie held on the passage of
a Mate-wide prohibitory law.
Revolved I. That we call npon all patriotic cltl*env In every voting pre
cinct In Virginia to exercise every right granted by the I on.tltntlon to see
that the conntlfutlonal requirement* are ntrlctly compiled with In the
registration of voter*. In order that the book* may aot be padded with
the name* of Illiterate and purchaneable person*, and that In the event
the name* of aurh pemon* have been placed upon the booh*, to eihanat
every po»»tble mean* to *ecure their removal.
Krnolved 2. We recommend that the temperance voter* la the various
legislative district* of the Male n»k the candidate* for election to the
f.eaeral Assembly of Virginia to give reply to the following question*, la
order that their position on the various phaae* of liquor legislation may
he clearly uader*tood by the votera.
l-'trst. Id the event a hill I* Introduced In the fieuernl Assembly rytrlct
Ing the privilege granted In llqnor license* to the sale of Intoxicating li
quor* In those place* only where license* can be legally gennted. nnd
to the shipment of Intoxicating liquor* to those part* only where license*
ha* already been granted, thu* carrying ont the principle of the l ocal Op
tion I,aw to It* logical ronrlnalon. and thu* preveatlng the uulimratlon
of the expressed will of the people lu “dry” territory by the "Jug" tr*de,
will you. or will you not, vote for aurh a blllf
Second. In the event a hill I* presented providing for na enabling act.
which will authorise the holding of an election upon the question of a
State-wide prohibitory law, whrnrvrr said election la demanded by 25
per cent, of the qunllfled voters of the State, will you. or will yoit not.
In such an event vote for aneh n blllf
KD FOR FEAR •»1' jljR\ I KK
(Special to The Richmond Virginian!
DANVILLE, VA.. Feb. 32.—'The pu
rifying house of Danville's municipal
gas works was wrecked, the entire
supply of the city completely cut off
for the present and Night Foreman
J. W. Durham seriously injured as
the result of & terrific explosion at
about midnight last night. George
; Glenn, a colored helper, was slightly
| injured. Jerry Luck, colored, who
| was also lri the building, escaped in
! jury . The fact that all three men
were not killed Is regarded as little
short of miraculous, as the two-story
brick building was blown almost to
atoms. Foreman Durham and Gfean
entered the purifying house at about
i midnight last night to investigate a
I slight leak. Immediately after turn
[ !ng on the electric light bulb a ter
; rltlc explosion occurred. No fire was
known to have been in the building
and the only theory so far advanced
is that the heat from the electric
j bulb caused the explosion. The build.
Ing and contents were valued at about
j ten thousand dollars.
The gas works are just opposite
! the Southern railway, passenger de
| pot. The explosion shattered the
! window panes in both the railway
passenger and freight depots and in
buildings two blocks away. The en
tire city was shaken as if by earth
quake. It Is expected that the gas
• plant will resume operations to-mor
row . The two daily newspapers here
1 are being published under difficulties,
as the linotype machines are operated
| by gas.
i Several days ago Danville was
i shaken by a slight earthquake which
■ caused more alarm than damage.
Residents of this city thought the
t earthquake hud Coins in reality this
■ morning, and hundreds of negroes
| walked the streets until dawn, pray
| tng and singing hymns.. A great
! many Danvililans went to work with
out their breakfast because the ma
jority of houses are equipped with
gas cooking facilities. A leak in the
purifier of the gas house was re
sponsible for the explosion.
CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 22.—George
B. Cox, president of the Cincinnati
Trust Company, Republican boss of
Hamilton county, stands to-day In
danger of imprisonment for contempt
because of Ills criticism of the grand
jury, which yesterday returned an in
dictment charging him with perjury.
After giving bond In the sum of
$1,000, Cox declared that he had been
indicted for political purpose before
a Democratic judge, by a Democratic
prosecuting attorney and by a grand
jury illegally drawn by them.
Judge Gorman said to-day: "When
court convenes to-morrow l shall ap
point a committee to investigate the
: truth of these statements and prefer
charges of contempt of court.”
(Wpeclai to The Richmond Virginian.)
STAUNTON. VA. Feb. 22.—Michael
O'Connell, so years old, a native of
County Cork. Ireland, a resident of
Augusta county since he was tifteen
years old until the past few months,
tiled last night in Washington at the
home ot his win.. I>. J, O'Coimcil, He
leaves a wife snd one son. He will be
! burled here Thursday.
TO W. T. 1.. A. BRANCH.
i Five new members were added to the
Highland Dark branch of tin- Woman's
i Temperance League ot America at the
l meeting held in the home of Mrs. Rus
| sell Gentry, Florida avenue and Mll
I ton streets. The branch will meet
again next Monday night in the hpm.e
of lira. w. t>. AVhitsido in Magnolia
a vacua
mock marriage and a death at sea
were the most Important happenings
on the steamship Haverford. from
Liverpool, which docked here to-day.
During the voyage the eleven
months-old cm of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Bailey, of Trenton, N. J.. died and
was buried at sea.
Ten young women from Columbus,
O., who were sent abroad as the win
ners of a newspaper popularity eon
test, made the voyage merry with
j their pranks. Last night they had a
1 mock marriage In the cabin, and to
! get clothes ior the •'minister” persuad
ed the steward to purloin the cleri
cal garments of the Rev. James Price,
of Manchester, England, who was
asleep In hts cabin. He had to make
the best of the matter, passengers de
clared. by remaining in bed until the
fun was over.
1 Superintendent Nichols, of the Vir
; ginia Military Institute, will be asked
1 to grant a hearing to the members
of the third eass who were expelled
: on Monday, according to a statement
made by parents of students residing
in Richmond.
This request will be made in con
nection with the effort to have the
cadets reinstated. Parents of the ca
dets believe the boys can explain their
| conduct to the officials so satisfactorily
; that the request for reinstatement will
f toe granted.
In the opinion of some parents, the
1 summary dismissal was unfair to the
| boys. It is argued that there are two
sides to every story and the order to
• the boys to leave the Institution be
! fore first hearing their version of the
I disorder is regarded by some fathers
‘ of cadets as an Injustice.
According to Adjutant-General W.
, \V. Sale and General Charles J. An
i derson. who arc members of the
1 board of visitors, no meeting of the
I board has been called. They declined
; to say whether they expected that a
I meeting will be called in the near
J future.
, ALEXANDRIA. VA.. Feb. 22.—
i The only business transacted at the
morning session of the Washington
Masonic Memorial Association, which
is holding a convention here, was
the election of a president and four
vice-presidents. The election of the
! other officers will take place later.
Thomas J. Shryloek. grand master
! of Maryland, w as unanimously elect
I ed president. He was escorted to the
■ chair by Judge R. T. W. Duke, and
i was installed by Grand Master Mc
j Chesney. of Virginia.
! The following vice-presidents were
I elected: James M. Lamberton, of
: Pennsylvania,' James- R. Johnson, of
! South Carolina; A. B. McGaffrey, of
| Colorado: A. B. Ashley, of Illinois.
At noon an adjournment was taken
I for luncheon. At 1:30 o'clock the
| members went on a trip to Mount
j Vernon.
At the afternoon session a reception
.was given President Taft.
Wednesday evening Alexandria
Whshlngton Lodge will give a ban
quet at which President Taft and
Congressman Carlin and Senator Mar
tin. of Virginia, will deliver addrnasas
Anti-Saloon League Advised
to Adhere to Program
and Fight
Strong Report Made by Leg
islative Committee Which
Severely Arraigns the
“Wet” Newspapers
as Enemies of
the Home
(M«fr Correspondent.!
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., Feb. 22.—
The feature of the morning session
of the State convention of the Vir
ginia Anti-Saloon League was the In
tense enthusiasm with which the read
ing of tho leport of the legislative
committee whjs greeted. On the con
clusion of the report, ljr. Asbury
Christian, pronouncing tne paper lit*
ablest that had ever been presented
In the history of the Anti-Saloon
league, moved that the executive
committee l>e authorised to "sow the
.'■tate” deep with printed copies of 'he
report, lie hoped, he said, to see a
copy of the paper in the hands of
every voter in the Commonwealth, be
lieving that the powerful arguments
contained therein would bring victory
to the cause of temperance The mo
tion was referred to the committee
on resolutions.
Thanks to Dr. Cannon.
Rev. it. A Robinson, ot Norfolk,
oflered the following resolution, which
was adopted by a standing vote amid
great enthusiasm:
Resolved, that the Anti-Haluoa
I-eague of Virginia, in session at New
port News, Va,, do hereby, by a ris
ing vote, express our deep and len
der appreciation of the. elticient, cour
ageous, unselfish and patriotic service
I of the leadership of Kov. James Can
; non and the lideiity and success of
’ his co-iabors in the field of the salva
! tlon of our people from the curse of
the liquor traffic in Virginia.
The arraignment of the "wet” news
papers in the report of the legisla
tive committee had. without question,
the unanimous approval of the dele
gates. Not only were the uttyrances
warmly applauded, but the delegates
after adjournment gave expression to
the strongest terms of approbation
and endorsement.
Common .scum* of It.
Following the reading of the legis
lative committee's report, Mr. D, H.
Barger, a prominent business man,
coal operator, farmer and banker of
! Montgomery, gave the convention on*
; of the most Illuminating and instruc
[ tlve addresses yet heard on the aub
• iect of prohibition as a common sens*
business propi sitlon. He told of how
1 two negroes had gone from his dry
j country to. wet Roanoke and had com- ' -
! mltted crimes, the costs of the pun
ishing of which amount to $2,000. He
told of the teTlble economic loss sus
i tained in the mining region from ths
liquor trafrtc. His explanation of th®
relationship between the liquor traf
tlc and tho politicians of West Vir
ginia were lucid. They were in leagu®
to load the electorate with illiterat®
negroes in order to Increase the wet
vote In Itll, when a vote will be
taken In that State on Statewide pro
hibition, .1 he saloon says; "If you.,
.disfranchise a negro, now you taka
one vote away from us In 1914,'*
j Speaking of the “wet” press, he said
that he not only knew "where they
stand, but why they stand there.”
i Committee* Named.-—-23
The second session of the tenth an
I nual convention of the Virginia Anti*
j Saloon I.eagu*' convened at 9 O'clock
this morning with four hundred enthu
siastic delegates in attendance. After
Rev. J. K. I'e Uaferelly had. conduct
ed devotional exercises, the following
committees were named.
Resolution*—Prof. C. T. Jordan,
(chairman; G. W. Hawxhurst, Rev.
Thomas Semmes, Rev. R. A. Robinson.
1 >r. George II. Oliver. Rev. D. S. Henk*
ltd. Rev. J. D. McAlister, Frank Tal
■ bot, Rev. Asburv Christian, Rev. L.
T. Wilson. Rev. S. C. Hatcher.
Auditing—S. C. Hatcher and Prof,
i H. S. Ingram.
Credentials—Rev. Oliver Ryder. K.
; I,ee Houchlns, Rev. P. A. Cary.
Nomination*—James 1>. Johnston,
j C. D. Wenger. Spencer F. Rogers,
' Rev. E. T. Itadmun. Rev. K. S. Rob
inson. Rev. Kyl&nd Knight. J. E.
' Cooper.
Fraternal (Irretiiigs.
Fraternal greetings were borne to
the convention front the Women’s
Christian Temperance 'T'nlon by th®
State president. Mrs. li. H, Hog®,
from the Good Tempers by Mrs.
George W. Hawkhurst, and from tho
Women's Temperance I-eague of
America by Mrs. G. M. Jobson. Theso
ladlea made brief addresses pledging
the most active co-operation of their
organization to the accomplishment
of the purpose of the league.
State Secretary J. D. McAlister
then read his report, his vigorous ex
pressions eliciting much applause.
Immediately upon the TompletioB
of Mr. McAlister's report Dr. Sent me®
moved that the recommendation con*
tained in the secretary's report b®
referred to the committee of resolu
tions the recommendation of the sec
retary that an organ of the league b*r ‘
established appearing especially popu
District Rtports.
Vice-President P. V. I>. Conway j
trodueed District Superintendent JB.
J. Richardson, who read his report,;
his demand for a "White Map”
old Virginia eliciting great applau
The report of Rev. David Hep'
the most recent acquisition to the )
force of the league, presented
morning, was well received, i
evident that th® new district*
(.CouUBued oa Six th

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