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fllK Tl.MKH FOUNDED 1888.
X'lIK DIBPATCH FOUNbBD Jftf.o.
W.U.OLH NTJjVd3ER i7,5_2.
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, ARRj.L2(>, l!)07.
PRIOE TWO CENTS.
AMID ROAR OF CANNON AND SHOUTS OF THOUSANDS
THE GREAT JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION OPENS TO-DAY
Scenes in Virginia Build?
ing Last Night Bril?
ii GOVERNORS TN
fThese Are Stationcd in Order of
Admission of Their Siatcs Into
the Union?Rooms Attrac
ing Party Later
IIV AI.I.K.V POTTS,
J A M B S T O W N BXl'OSITIO X
GROUNDS, VA.. Aprll 2',.?Jamestown
Exposltlon was opened to-night in tlie
most brllllant nnd dlgnified manner
1,. His Excollency, tho Governor of
Virglnla, aml Mrs. Swanson, who re?
ceived a numbor ot notablo guests at
tho Virglnla Stato Lulldlng, faclns
It may bo that tho ofliclal program
announc.es "tha opening" for to-mor?
row, whon President Roosevolt will
prcss a hul ton nnd doilvor a "dlctuin,"
when .annons wlll roar and politlcal
gentlemen In tnll hats and frock coats
will swcllcr in th'o mldday sun, but,%
alas for the plans of mlco nnd mei*',*
that occaslon wlll bo but a ginnt aC
termatli of tho functlon which toolc
placo so successfully to-nlght.
Novor perhaps, even in tho nncient
days of tho Old Dominion, when
patehes an.l powder, knoe breeches
antl a perlwig wero tho prevailing
fashlons has thero been wltnessed a
more brllllant scono than that which
took place ln tho Virginia Stato Build
Ing to-night Moro than half tho male
guests wero in gorgeous unlforms, antl
tho color of tho army and navy cloth,
representlng a dozen countries, out
rivnlecl tho ralnbow and made "color"
liido its hoad. .
Brilliant Scenes in
As early ns 1) o'clock tho guests bo
pan to arrlvo and pass between the'
doublo lino of men from tho regular
fiiniy, stationcd from the railway sta?
tion on both sldes of tho bourdwalk to
lhe doors openlng from tho broad por
\U*o guarded by hlgh plllars.
Tho mansion was churmingly doco
rated wlth plants ancl Ilowers placed
ln qunlnt olcl-fushlonod bowls and braso
roceptaclos, bearlng tho stamp ,of a
juist antl gono hundred years.
Brilliant llghts shono on nolishcd floors.
on raro old furniture, on qualnt old pic?
tures antl prints thnt adorned tho walls,
and as dlatlngulshed a company of men
and women as thls country ls able to
An air of olden days surrounded tho
mansion?a recollectlon of the tlmes whon
courlesy was commanded, and boorish
ncss had no place ln soclnl llfe; when
moro covoted power was lost or gulned
ln tho turn of a flattery or a phraso than
In the blttor nutcome of a struggle.
Nothlng could hnvo boon done, no wel
oomo coultl hnve beon planncd for tho
aistingulaliod men of tho States whloh
could have ImpresHed them wlth tho dl_
nlty of Virginia moro than tho reception
Grace the Occasion.
At ono ond of tho .recelving llno stood
Mrs Svvuiisou, benulifully nnd oharmlnsly
nttlroa ln polnt laco; at tho other, Pres?
ident Harry St. George Tucker, and bo?
tween them tho Govornors ot tho varlous
States, placed ln tha order ln whlcli tho
SlnteH were reeelvotl Into tho Union.
South Carolina?Ciovernor Ansel.
Now York ? Lioutenu nt - Govornor
North Carolina?Govornor Olonn.
Rhodo lsland?Govornor Hlgglns,
Wost Virglnla?Governor Pawson.
Not loss than eight hundred guost-3
passed tho dlstlnglllshecl recelving
party, antl lator drank tho health of
Virginia ancl tho succoss of tho oxpo
Olttou ln tho dlnlng-room in tho wost
wlng, which Ih llghtod ?by tho chandu
__, (.Continued o? Thlrd Pa_c._
Tlw flrnt cnl kIiowm n'noollon of <h<? jrrcnt fleof unlliered In Ifmnpton ItoniN ns aprn from <li?? unflnlxlied ROYernmerit pier: tlie lln* of Nlilp.x of thN nnd other niilion* Im throo mlles ln
IciiKlh. The lower cut kIvch nn ndiulralilc Idea of lhe rzpoMltlon iik it wlli look wben tlie nouiid of tbe hnmnier Ih no moie; us It wlil uppcur in a few nrlef wcekw.
DEAD MAN FEARED
THE JILTED WOMAN
Ross Wanted Plcnty of Light for
thc Wedding Cere?
BRIDETO-BE IS PROSTRATED
Double Tragcdy at Oil City Has
Many Pathctic Features
Rcvealed at Inquest.
OIL CITY, PA., April 25.?Tho body
of Miss M. Bello Stroup and that of
Thaddeus B. Itoss, her formor sweet
heart, whom sho shot before commit
ting sulcldo yosterday, eight hours be?
foro tlio time fixed for Koss's marriage
to another woman, woro viewed by a
coronor's jury to-day, after whittsh they
woro removed from tho undertaking
rooms whero they liad boen prepared
for burlal. That of Miss Stroup was
takon to tho homo of hor slster, Mrs.
Kred Bhret, of Coal Hill, this county.
Hoss's body was taken to the home ot
his parents, noxt door to tho houso
whlch he had prepared for hlmself and
brldo-to-bo, Miss Kdlth Sampsell. Tho
houso had boon thoroughly furnished.
and was to havo boon occupied by thom
last night had not a jtlted woman
turned tho weddlng' day into ono of
trngody. Tho pathetlc Incidont was
brought to light to-day, when Mrs.
Mary Mablo, a sistor oC Miss Sampsell.
recognized tho doad woman as a fol
low-travolor who rodo wlth hor yes-'
torday on tho traln from Tltusvillo to
Sho was coming to attend tho wed?
dlng of hor slster, wliilo the mission
of tlio othor was to pvovent llio cero?
mony with hullots l'roni a revolvor hIio
was carefully carrying in a cigar box.
Mrs. Mablo was accompnnied hy hor
(Contlnued on Flfth Pago.)
TO ALTER STAND
Merchants' and Mincrs' Refuses
to Raisc Wages of Deck
BAI/riMORK, MD? Aprll 25.?A. D.
Stobbins, vico-prosldont und genoral
muuugor of tho Merchants' and Mlners'
Transportation Company, said to-day
tliat ho could not say just what his
company would do lf tho mates o( tholr
stuamers qult on next Wodnosday to on
forco tholr domands for Incroasod
wages, but that at thls tlmo thoro is
110 Intontlon of grantlng tliolr do
mands. Captaln TU, Cullon. llrst vico
prosldont of tho Amorlean Assoclatlon
of Mastors, Matos and I'llots, sald tho
mon aro just as dotortnlnod to got tho
Incroaso as tho coinpany ls not to pay
lt. Captain Cullon Intends to rumuin
,\*vvo tuttil thu uaau ia sut"
To-Day's Program at Jamestown Exposition
Sunrise salute of three hundred guns by Norfolk Light Artlllery.
8:30?Arrival of President Roosevelt on the Mayflower, saluted by the war-ships of the world. The Presidenfs yacht
passes ln review. >
11:30?President Roosevelt lands at the exposltion, and is escorted to the stand on Lee Parade.
Openlng prayer by the Right Rev. Alfred Maglll Randolph, Bishop of Virginia.
Address and Introductlon of the President of the Unlted States by Harry St. George Tueker, president of the
Address by Theodore Roosevelt. President of the Unlted States. after whlch the President will toueh the button set?
tlng the machinery In motion and openlng the exposition.
After the opening exercises are concluded the President will review the troops that are visiting the exposltion, to?
gether wlth the Governors and their staffs and other military organlratlons that wlli participate.
From 5 to 6 P. M". a receptlon will be tendered the President of the Unlted States by the offlcers and directors of the
Jamestown Exposition Company In the rotunda of the Audltorium Bulldlng. At this receptlon the President will recelve
the dlplomatlc corps, Govefnors of the States and official representatlves of the Jamestown Tercentennlal Exposltion.
Testimony Shows That They
Were Always Seeking
WILKESBARRE, PA.. Aprll 25.?At
tho "Black Hand" trial to-day an
Itallan named Salvaxlorta Scommoca,
living at Dunmoro, LacUawanna coun?
ty, testilled that ho had received threat
ening lotters from tho "Black Hand"
orjranlzatlons, whoso headr[uarters woro
supposed to bo at Pittston. Tho Let?
tors demanded that ho pay certain per?
sons $G0. Ho paid $50, but refused to
pay tho other $10. Ho was asked lf
ho could identlfy nny of tho prisoners
ns tho porsons to whom ho paid tho
monoy. Ho lookod tho dofondants.
ovor, but sald the man to whom he
paid tho monoy was not among tho
Mrs. rtosc Cregonzi, who was known
to havo saved money, was tho next
wltness. She sald. sho had received
threatonlng lotters dernanding monoy.
Sho dld not llko tho tono of tho lottors,
and went to New York City to llvo.
Salvator Scannocu, of Duninoro, tes?
tilled that he received two throatonlng
lottors slgnod "Commlttoo of tho Iron
Hand Socioty." Thoy boro tho post
mark Pittston. IIo was nfraid to iden?
tlfy any of tho mon, saying lf ho gavo
nny moro ovidenco ho would ho killed,
Josoph Georgo, of Pittston, sworo
that ho roeelvod lottors from thu "Black
Hand" a yoar ngo. Ho mado nrrango
moiits to sottlo with thom. By appolnt?
mont ho niot Charlos Gonzasa and.
Stovo Luchinu, nnd gavo thom a lot of
Confodorato monoy, Including ono dol
lur ln good monoy. It was all marked,
As soon as ho dld thls. ho sald. tho
chlot of polico of Pittston /kJ hls
mon camo on tho scone and arrestod
Ex-Govemor Bullock 111.
ATLANTA, GA., Aprll 25.?Foriner
Govornor Kufuu II. Bullock, of Qeortfia,
ls roported to bo critlcally 111 at Al
hlon, N. Y, ills son, V. V. Bullock, as?
slstant postmastor horo, loft to-nlght
to jolu hla tiUUor. _ . ,
LOEB MAY LEAVE
Slated for tlie Presidency of
Washington Railway Com?
AVASHINGTON, D. C, April 25.-?An
important change in the control of tho
Wnshington Rnilway and Electrlc Com?
pany, of this clty. wlll occur at tho
annual meoting next January. lt be?
came known to-day that a number of
local capitalists hatl purchased a ma?
jority of the stock. Slmultuneously
with thls unnouncement lt was ru
mored tliat AVllllam Loob, Jr., soc.ro
lary to President Roosovelt, had beon
cletermlnod upon as tho president of
the corporatlon. Tho fact that tho pur?
chase had been mado dld not becomo
puhllo untll nfter Mr. Loeb hatl cle
partecl on the Mayllowor with the
President for the Jamestown Exposi?
tion, ancl thorofore tho report of hla
coniioclion wlth tho company could
not bo conflrmed, inasmuch ns tho
brokorago firm which negotlatod tho
purchase of tho stock wore muto on
tho subject of who tho purchasors
woro or whethor thoy woro committed
to Mr. Loob,
A slmllar rumor regardlng Mr. Loeb's
connectlon wlth tho company haa boon
in circulation for sovoral niontlis, but
not untll to-dny did it tako deflnlto
Former Representatlve McPormott,
of Now Jorsey, is now president of tho
company, whloh heretoforo has boen
owned largely by Now York, Now.Jor?
sey and Phlladelphia capitalists.
KILLED HIS MAN WHILE
CROWDS ATE SUPPER
D0E RUN, GA., Aprll 25.?Hrud Fus
bpII shot and killed J. M. Thomas last
night ln tho dlnlng-room of a hotol at
Doo Run. Tho illttluulty was said to
havo been ahout somo money Thoinus
owetl FubhoU. Eussoll clalms solf-de
fonse. Thomas was suporlntondont
tho Corbett-Taylor Lumber Company,
a t Tlckner.
Siam's King is Coming.
NAPLES, Aprll 85.?Kln_ Cliiiluluiikorii I.
of Kliim, arrlved lieri. to-day un tho t.s|?i
clnlly chuitertiil stoamor Sio|'iu.ni, frtnn Hlnir
IU1..IH, Aprll Sd, on n tour of tho world,
JCInic chiilalonkorn Is oxpectocl tt. vlsit tlm
Unlvecl f-tutea ln May ou lils-wuy Jtuck to
Uungkoli, lUs canliul, .. .. v
BOY PICKED OUT
Easily Idcntificd Italian Wlio
Had Stolen Him Months
NEW YORK, Aprll 25.?Aftor a search,
oxtendlng over threo months. dotectlves
to-day arrestod Ignazlo Dl Lfonardo and
hls wlfo on :i chargo of klclndpplng.
Leonardo wus taken into custody In tho
ynrd of a Brooklyn tenomont houso aftor
he had jumped through a se,cond-story
window lu an attempt to escapo whllo
tho polico wero forclng tlie door of hls
room. He landed ln tlio arms of a detec
tlvo when ho jumped.
Leonardo ls charged wlth havlng kld
napped tho six-year-old son of Salvator
Saitti, a woalthy Harlem itallan. Thu
little fellow was "stolen wliilo on his way
tn school, and afterwards lhe father re?
ceived a number Of letters, deelaring that
tha boy would be inutllatod and then
killed if $1,000 waa not forthcomlllg,
Throo wooks from tlio time tlie hify was
stolen he was found waudoring alono Oil
Park Row hy tho polico.
It was ihe bollef of tho polico thut
Saitti had paid tlio monoy demanded hy
tho kldnappei'8, and the latfor had ro?
turned ihe. boy, Saitti would not udmlt
At polico hoadquartors the Saitti boy
plcked Loonutdo out ot a llno of thlrty
"That's hlm," tho llttlo fellow sald, as
ho walked up to Leonardo; "that'a tho
man that stolo me."
1)1 Leonardo declared ln court to-dny
that ho had hoon very frlendly wlth
SaltII, and that the boy camo to hls
homo voluiilaiily, and paid hlm a frlendly
vlslt. Dl 1/jonai-do was held for fur/u.-r
HURT AT DRILL
BERL1X, Aprll 25.?Prlnco Eltol
Friodorlok, Emperor VYUllam's socond
son, fell from lils horso during a cav?
alry drlll yoatorday aftornoon on tliu
Doobrltz grounds, noar Potsdam,
Tho prlnoo's horse took fright upon
hoarlng a uuglo signal, suddonly roar
ed up und throw lts head buck, strlk?
lng tho prlnce in tho faco and knooklng
him uncuiifK'louu from tho sadille.
When do prlnce rovlvod Im sulfored
froin a violent houiluehe, whleh lias now
nliatcd. Ile will probably reniutn iu
Um banneks adjaeent to tlie drlll
grounds iiulil Satuvduy, und will thon
go lo Potsdum,
Leaves Washington on MayfloW
cr to Fonnally Open tlie
MRS. ROOSEVELT WITH HIM
Salutc of Twcnty-Onc Guns
Fired as Yacht Stcamed AAvay
Amid Much Chccring.
AVASHINGTON, Aprll 25.?President
Roosevelt, thc members of his family.
nnd a party of hls friends left tlie
AVashington navy yard at .1:10 o'clock
tliis afternoon aboard tho yacht May
tlower. for ix visit to tlio Jamestown
Exposltlon. They nre to return Sun?
dny mornlng. On Saturday tho Presi?
dent and Mrs. Roosevolt aro to mukc
a trlp up tho James Rlvor on tho dls?
pateh boat Sylph.
Tho eongressional party, comprlsing
a joint commltteo of tUv? Senate and
tho House an.l their fnmllios, precodecj
tho presldonttal purty this morning.
Secretary and Mrs." Metcalf and others
loft earller in tho afternoon on th.
Unlted Statos ship Dolphln, and tli.
diplomatlo otiiflis, whose members are
to he the guosts of tho Jamostown Ter
centcnntal Commission, followed to
night. The Prosident's party was mnde
np of Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Roosevolt
Masters Arehio niul QilQntln Roosevolt
Justlce Moody, of the Supreme Court
Secretary Loob, Assistant Secretar*,
Bacoil antl Mrs. Bacon, Asslstant Seo
rc-tary Latta, Mrs. Ralph Cross John
son. Captaln Loo, one of tlio Prosident's
mllltary aldos; Captain Key, ono of tht
Prosident's nuvul atdes; Lleutenants
(Contlnued on Socond Page.)
ROBERT W. POWERS
IS IN EXTREMIS
Aged Druggist Not Expectcd tc
Survive Many Hours
Mr. R. AV. Powers, for more than hall
a t-eiitury engtiged ln tlio drug buslnoss
und oao of Rlchmond's oldest cltizons, is
orltloally IU at hls resldonoe, ills doath
was regardod us hourly Immlnent last
nlght, but at an early hour this morn?
ing he still survlved.
Mr. Towers lias beenj In falllng health
for soveral y?*urs, ana has not been ac?
tlvo ln buslnoss. He ls now nearini** hls
soventletli hlrilitlay. Ho ls. and has long
been the senior moin_ev uf tho Powers
Taylor Drug Company, Lio 0111110 tc
Rlchmond in ISf.l aud lins reslded her.
ovor slnee. Ho was a niembor nf thu oh
Riohmond llowiUers la isr.9 and purtlcl
terw.-inls scrvlng iu tho Anitmlaneo t'oipi
]>ate.i ln tho oupturu of .Uiiur Brown, uf
during .tho wnr., Slnco tli*'n he has boei
piouiin.jiii lu civic und busiuesd lii'c,
E1ES OF THE WORLD
Inaugairation of Tercen
tennial Celebration Event
of International Import.
REVIEW OF NAVIES
IS CHIEF FEATURE
Ships ot the World Pass Beforo
President Roosevelt?After Ad?
dress About Midday He Will
Press Gold Button, Which
Will Formal!y Open
By WALTER EDWAJU) IIAKHIS.
J AMESTO XV N EXPOSITION
GROUNDS, April 25.:?The celebra?
tion of tho three hundredth birth
day of America to-morrow, witb the
opening of the Jamestown Exposl?
tion. will be a spectacle eatirely
worthy of tho occasion. Prophecies
of the impressiveness of the cere
monies bld fair to be of ubsolute
fulfilment. The Jamestown Expo?
sition is very far from being com?
pleted and ready for visitors, but
the feattire of the celebration will
not be the exhibits nor tho build?
ings which are to contaiu them
when the exposition -ts i/;ady for the
reception of visitors,
The occasion will be made mem
orable by the presence of the most
distingulshed porsonages in the
United States und mon of dtstinc
tion from almost every clvllized
country. In fact, it is certain that
on no occasion in the history of the
country has a greater number of dis
tinguished men been present, unles3
some celebration in the National
Capital be excepted, thau will be on
the Exposition Grounds to-morrow,
when the President of. the United
States will press the button which Is
to set the machinery in nioliou and,
opon the gates of the Jamestown Ter
centennial F/positlon to the world.
The fleet of warships lying out yon
der in Hampton Roads is the most
powerful ever assembled. It ls as
serted that the American fleet alono
is uol only tho most powerful ever
got together by this country, but
that thero is doubt. whether such'
great tonnage nnd such mighty ar
niament. havo been represented in
any assemblago of war vossols in the
history of navies.
Feuture of the Day#
Tlie feature of tho day to-mor?
row will be the review of the assem-'
blod warships by the Prosidont, who
will arrive on tho Mayflower very
early in the morning. At sunrise,
a short time prevlous to his arrival
in ihe Roads, tho Norfolk Llght Ar
lilloiy Hlues, one of the most uti
cient milltary organizatioas in the
United States, will tlre a saluto of
throo hundred guns, a gun for every
year that has passed sinco the adven
turera to Virginia landed over yon
der at Cape Henry on their way to
Point Comfort and Jamestown- Tha
battery camo to the Exposition
Grounds thls at'ternoon. Scarcely
will the roar of tho threo hundred
gun saluto havo ceased when the
crash of. tho guns of tho American.
nnd forelgn warships assembled la
tho roadstoad will aunounce the ap
proach of tho presldentlal party on
Tho veasels will be drawu up iu
doublo colutuu, extendlug froni a,
point opiiosito Fortreaa Monroo, ryi*
tho Roads for a diatanco of two
mlles in the direction of Nuwport
.Thq iMayflosyei: will steam sluyyl/