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2 $62,500 FOR ALIMONY FOR MRS. BASSETT Itferec lakes Recommendation in Di roe Slit Against . icb Rabber Mao. Cktffes of Dnfutiffllaes Abandoned aad Fidiig Based on Desertion Charge. Cobaid Found to be Worth $.'80,W b Influential in Affairs of United Sta!e Rabber Reclaiming Cwrpanj (finer Bone Was Derby. Haven, March 26. In the report lite findings -in the divorce suit of formerly of this city, against her hua Ttmm 1 Theodore W. Bassett. an officer the United States Rubber Reclaim- Ins company of New York city, as nied tne superior court yesteraay, eiaie ree William Mammarfii y noiaa Mrs. Baasett's alteration of deser tion has been proved. On the question alimony the referee nods that air tt is worth 2 80,000, and by agrea nt counsel, he fixes tfi 603 as the unt of alimony which Mrs. Basset: dd receive if she is aranted a de- Vsroe by Judgre Case when the matter oames before him in the superior court to-morrow . Mrs. Baaeett is the daughter of Ed- Bryant, deputy collector of in re venue in this olty. and until marriage to Mr. Bassett on Oct ob it, 18H, she lived in this city and well known in social circles nere. t at the time of his mar ts the rubber manufactur- s at Derby and was reputed of the richest men in the valley. ett's suit was filed in the court a few months ago. The . complaint made a charge Mr. Bassett of acta of un'aith on divers dates between Janu- 1. ism. and July. 1905. committed. alleged, at Derby and in New York r. The complaint further alleged de- ssmIIiiii dating from April 17. 1905, on jsfcluli date, the complant set out. Mr. Tie. nit left his wife and had neglected t pro ride for her support from that time till the suit was filed. For a time the usual oleadlnga and proceed -in a contested divorce acton the progress of the sun. but jlkmh IS last, counsel in the case. agreement, requested tnat me ac ne rem i au iu io' no u- Maanmersley for a hearing on tne Monday. At that time some see u maintained as to the nature the proceeding, but the affair leaked to aay wnen tne report was niea It developed to-day that no ev'dence offered at the hearing ierore tna to prove the charge of m This allegation was disre by Attorneys Williams and actlnar for Mrs. Basse t am oapenaea emireur oo trio tu eej ja a rtlvnrrp. Mm art that the desertion charge has been but no reference ta made to tr charge brought against Mr. gMKt The report gives on'y a brief Ual of the evidence introduced but tie r greater length with the auea- eg alimony. Mrs. Bassett a"lered Mr. nurbana was worm fow wi in Mat and personal property and eat of 30O 000 was mad ; on tr when the suit was lnstl- Unlar the law Mrs. Bassett i he allowed alimony to the but the referee finds that Mr. t la worth but $280,000. By con- "of counsel he fixes S?,500 as a able sum to be paid to her ir Went of a decree being granted. than one-rourth of tne la the sum wh'ch she will probably be awarded Inasmuch as her nave consented to mis ar- sat. finding of the referee is not His report will come ur before Judge Case to-morrow for final die poeitlon. COMPLETE TEST to Newport After a lit Mile Ran to Try Oat Engines. K. I., March 26. With the 1.000 mile teat completed in a sat- tory way. the scout cruisers Birmingham and Chester are reported as south of Block According; to a wireless from er Key of the Salem last all was well on the run. His sejusage ran: "United States Salem. Scouts corn- four days steaming test at 10 at 9:30 a. m. All three in fine ipe. Lying to in southeast gale of Block Island. Soon as weath er permits we wl1! run to Bradford for more coal. (Sighed) Commander Al bert U Key." The test was the first of a series to determine the qualities of three triple engines used in the scout cru as regards coal consumption, endurance dd speed. The next run will be of T miles at 15 knots, occupying two ' days and two hours. Kim CLERGYMAN ACCEPTS A CALL TO CINCINNATI Bethel, Conn., March 6. With no Bock to guide, no pulpit to preach xrom and living in a residence which he bad been ordered to leave two months ago, the Rev. M. P. Bowie, it ass learned to-day. has accepted a sail to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cincinnati, Ohio. Two months ago at a meeting of the "pillars" of the Church It was decided that Rev. Bowie Should abdicate, and orders were is sued by Bishop C. B. Brewster to that effect. The Reverend Bowie com pletely ignored the notice and attend ed the church the following Sunday only to find the doors locked. In spite at the snow storm which was raging, he gathered a few faithful followers and held service on the steps. Fre quent notices were served on him to leave the house but to no effect. The congregation received the news of Rev. Bowie's call with marked re lief, as they will now have a residence for their new pastor. Chans of Climate No Our special treat ment will cure you at home. 100 per cent, of our first stage cases f CONSUMPTION CURED la our record for 16 years. Ad vanced cases much relieved. Cored esses scattered over Unit ed State. Write for History at one. Pew Sanatorium Co, (Incorporated ) tbs ie tea REP. HARRISON ATTACKS THE DUTY ON TEA Says It Will Bear Heaviest Upon Poor Man as All Qualities Are Taxed Alike Also Scores Tax on Women's Stockings and Gloves. Washington, March 27. A speech by Representative Harrison (Demo crat, New York) in the House today was heard with more than usual at tention on both sides of the chamber from the interested spectator to the highest in authority. Only once did he refer to the Democratic split and that was in predicting nothing diffi cult In obtaining the minority vote which would show them solid against the high protective policy. "Let the Republicans,", he said, "ex change their senseless cry of The Full Dinner Pail' for the slogan of the empty coffee pot. All over the country the poor man will pay the tax on coffee. "The new taxes upon tea and cof fee, upon women's gloves and cotton stockings are a direct provocation to women's suffrage. If this tariff bill does not bring about the franchise for women, their cause is hopeless. But the most serious aspect of the situa tion is that these duties are chiefly specific and fall more heavily upon the poor than upon the rich. The tax on tea of eight cents per pound and nine cents if imported from England, will also fall most heavily upon the poorer classes of people for the cheaper grade of tea pays the same tax as the finest quality.-' Harrison said he hoped to have a chance to kill the Standard Qil Joker otherwise the corporation would rest immune from competition behind the wall of the countervailing duty. "I rejoice in a certain feature of the reform in the rules, "he said in con clusion, "adopted by this Congress. Without the Fitzgerald amendment we would have been unable to express our party views upon amendments to this bill by a record vote. Under the new rules, however. Representative Clark will be expected to move to rec ommendations to amend according to Democratic traditions and principles." Then, he said, he hoped that the whole steel and Iron schedule, boots and shoes.iumber, tea and coffee would be placed upon the free list. KINO PETER WILL ACCEPT HIS SON'S RENUNCIATION Has Loaf Been Arnicas to Get Bid of Heir to Serbian Throne. Belgrade. March 26. The be1 let is practically universal in Belgrade to day that King Peter will accept the resignation of his eon. Crown Prince George, now that , the Cabinet has de cided that Premier Novakovirch has no authority to consider the Crown Prince's letter of resignation. There is a story current that the Cabinet ad vised the King not to accept the resig nation but this is discredited as It is known that the King has long sought some way of getting his degenerate son out of National politics. The leaders of the war party declare that the Crown Prince is the victim of a plot, the purpose of which is to strengthen the position of those who are clamoring for peace. Threats of deposing the Klnr and even hints that his life Is In danger have been heard. The situation is so serious that the governmeflt is calling in troops from the frontier to guard the capitol against rioting. The Crown Prince is still in the city. The story of the Crown Prince's fatal assault upon his valet is still in an indefinite form hut is undoubtedly true. The young man's friends are charging that the story was concocted merely to furnish an execuse to force his retirement. CABTOniA. Bemfh j9 M Yw Hiw Always Bought KIDNAPPING OR A JOKE? Pittsburg Boy Missing and Father Gets Letter Demanding $15,039. Pittsburg. March 26. Laurence Gib son. 14 years old, son of an east end brick layer, is missing from his home. Date last nizht the boy's father re ceived the following letter by special delivery: "We have your son and; if you wish his safe return you will have to forfeit $16,000. If you are willing to do as above stated insert an adver tisement in the Pittsburg Dipatch ad dressed to J. M. P. (Signed) J. M. P." The case was reported to the police early to-day and although a search has been made of the hospitals and police stations, no trace of the boy has been found. The detectives think thxt young Gibson had a friend write tha letter and are also of the opinion that he is trying to play a Joke on his father. WOULD MAKE CUSTOMERS ENTER FROM THE STREET Excise Bill Before Temperance Committee Meets Severe Cr.tic'sm. Hartford. March 26. Frederick T. Ott and J. B. Klein, the former of New Haven and the latter of Brrdee port, appeared before the Temperance committee of the General Assembly, yesterday, in opposition to a bill re quiring customers of saloons to enter by a door opening upon a public street. Klein called the bill a "fool bill", and declared that it would be impossible to tell who were and who were not customers. H. H. Spooner, Rev. G. D. Egbert, and Rev. C. S. McFarland of South Nor walk appeared for the measure Another bill providing for challeng ers, box tenders and counters to pre side over the casting of the vote for license and no-license was debated. CLINTON RESIDENT CO MITS SUICIDE Clinton. Conn.. March 26. In a fit of despondncy Frederick G. Woodstock, aged 73, shot himself through the head with a pistol today in the home of Mr. Frank Watrous, with whom he lived. He was immediately taken to the sta tion and hurried aboard the train for the New Haven hospital but died en route. Woodstock had been despon dent for some time, and made an at- . , . . r. . A 1.4. It a - a.oyt FIST FIGHT IN HOUSE BARELY AVERTED TODAY Byre of Mississippi Reseats Remark by Fordney of Michigan. Rasbes for His Opponent bat is Restrain ed by Members of the House Excit ing Incident Dnr.'ng the Tariff Debate Washington. March 26. A rough and tumble fight was narrowly averted on the floor of the House this afternoon. Representative Fordney, (Republican Mich.), who was speaking on the ta. i.f , for more than half an hour, had b3en assailed from all sides with questions about the lumber trust. He announced that there wasn't anv tru3t and final ly becoming irritated and impatient he declared he -.voulri answer no quest ons along that line. He did yield however, to Representative Byrd, (Democrat, Mississippi.) Bryd Is an Ind.an, tall and swarthy. He began ask ng Ford ney questions as to a lumber combina tion or understanding in Mississippi and intimated that a mill owned by Fordney was a part of it. Fordney's face flushed with anger and he spout ed: "That's all buncomb. You don't know a damned thing about It." Byrd's eye shone with anger and h3 started on a run toward Fordney. He dashed down the aisles and when he reached the open space in front of the Speaker's stand he began pulling off his coat. He was then within a few feet of Fordney who was standing in the main aisle. Byrd's paure to get into fighting trim, however, gave half a dozen members time to surround him and persuade him to compose himself. When his way toward Fordney was blocked. Byrd walked back and forth in the open space with clenched lists and shaking his head, determined to have it out with the Michigan member. In a few minutes Byrd became more composed and returned to his seat. Then there followed a period of ex planations. Fordney said that if he had been dis courteous he wished to withdraw his remarks. He said that he had been under great provocation and that no member should have said he (Fordney) was connected with the lumber trust. Byrd denied that he said that Ford ney' s company was a member of a combination. He asserted, however, that there was a lumber comb'nation on the Mississippi as had been discov ered by legislative investigation and he had simply asked If Fordney's com pany was in it. Fordney said he knew nothing of the investigation and knew very well that his companv was not a party to any combination or any un derstanding. If he had offend ed the member and had transgressed the rules of debate he would apoloeise. Afrieni ly understanding was thus restored and Fordney then proceeded with his speech. WILL INCORPORATE UNDER GENERAL LAW Resolation Incorporating the Billard Co. to Hoi. B. & R. Stock Withdraws From Committee of General Assembly Hartford, March 26. The re-drafted resolution incorporating the John L. Billard Company of Meriden to take over the Boston & Maine stock now owned by Mr. Billard' it was learned to-day. has again been taken away from the Joint committee on Incorpora tions. The resolution was brought be fore the committee yesterday by At torney Frank T. Brown of Norwich but it was again taken away and may not come before the body asraln. The point is that the incorporators, who are stated in both drafts of the resolution to be Mr. Billard Mr. Brown and President Samuel Hemlnwiy of the Second National Bank of New Ha ven, and C. F. Linsley of that city are considering whether or not the Billard company cannot be incorporated under the general law and if It is found that this can be done the resolution for a special charter will be withdrawn and incorporation will take place by filing I articles with the secretary of state. The resolution last handed to the committee and withdrawn asks for nothing which could iot be contained under the general law and Includes a capital stock of J50.OOO but it prov des that thifl shall be paid for In cash or its equivalent and shall be of one class and issued at par. AILING NAMED ftS STATE'S ATTORNEY FOR NEW HAVEN New Haven, March 26. Judge Case today temporarily appointed Arnon C. Ailing of New Haven to act as State's Attorney, which position was made vacant by State's Attorney Wil liams' appointment to the Superior court bench. The permanent appoint ment will be made in June. Mr. Ai ling was assistant to Mr. Williams. FRENCH HORSE WINS THE GRAND NATIONAL STAKE. Opening of English Racing Season at Liverpool Today. Liverpool, March 26. Lutteur III. the French crack, with Parfrement In the saddle, won the Grand National. R, W. Fare's Judge was second with F. Bibby's Caubeon third. The race was worth $15,000 to the winner but the honor of being first past the post in this event is worth much more than money to the British sportsman. The betting against the winner was 100 to 9 with plenty of money on him at the last moment, al though he receded in the betting after the opening prices were posted. Lutteur III won 'by two lengths. All three of the placed horses were com pletely exhausted at the finish. DIKE OF ABRUZZI SAILS FOR ORIENT Marseilles.Mar. 26. The Duke of the Abruzzi sailed to-day on the Oceanic for Bombay from which point he will set out on his Himalayan exploration. A large party of the Duke's friends were at the pier to bid him good-bye. Most of the Duke's baggage and equip ment were shipped several days ago. It Is indicated by friends that the Duke's love for Miss Elkins. daughter of the American Senator is as strong as ever. TORNADO SWEEPS OVER GEORGIA. j Atlanta. Ga.. March 26. Twelve counties in Georgia were sufferers by yesterday's tornado, according to re ports received today. Wires are st:ll down and details of the destruction" left in the wake of the storm are com ing in slowly. Campbell, Elbert, Banks. DeKalb. Jackson. Milton. Ful ton, Richmond, Newton and Butts counties were the heaviest hit, fences, forests and buildings being damaged to the extent of more than 1150,000. Half a dozen small churches and four schools were destroyed. O Basra the Signature of . 1 O 1 11)6 Kind You Haw Always Bougtt 4 THE FARMER: APRIL MOTIVE FOR MS. LORILLARD'S ACT NOT YETAPPARENT Coroner Says Snic de Bat Husband Says Heart Disease. All Washington Shocked at Death of Well Known Society Womau Dead woman Left Letter which is Not Made Public Washington, March 26. Mrs. Caro line Hamilton Lorillard, wife of Pierre Lorillard, of New York, was found dead yesterday in the bathroom of her Washington residence, 2030 Hllyer Place, N. W. It was not until yester day afternoon that the fact of Mrs. Lorillard's death became known. Af ter an autopsy by deputy Coroner Glazebrook and an Investigation by Coroner Nevitt the latter gave a cer tificate of death by suicide. Mrs. Lorillard killed herself by in haling illuminating gas. One gas jet in the bathroom was turned on and there are other circumstances, which Coroner Nevitt declined to -oake known, tending to show that Mrs. Lor illard had taken her own life. The theory advanced by Dr. N. F. Cuth bert, family physician of the Lorillards was that Mrs. Lorillard had commit ted suicide in a fit of temporary ab erration of mind. The news of Mrs. Lorillard's suicide created a sensation In Washington so ciety. Wednesday night Mr. and Mrs. Lor illard were guests at a winner given by Mrs. Mary Scott Townsend in her handsome residence at Massachusettes avenue and Twenty-second street in honor of Lady Paget of England. Mrs. Lorillard was found in the bathroom at about 8:30 o'clock yester day morning. She was lying face downward on a rug beside the bath tub. N.O report was made to Police Headquarters until about half-past 2 o'clock, when Coroner Nevitt- sent no tice that Mrs. Lorillard had commit ted suicide. Washington, March 26. Deep mys tery to-day surrounds the death of Mrs. Caroline Hamilton Lorillard, wife of Pierre Lorillard, Jr., and a promin ent society woman of this city and New Tork. The house is closed to re porters and police alike so that the in vestigation is slow proceeding to-day. Coroner Nevitt found a note in the woman's room evidently written Just before she retired. The contents of this note he used as a basis for the suicide theory although he stoutly maintains that there Is nothing in the note that would indicate the motive for her act. Mr. Lorillard declares that his wife died from asphyxiation due to a col lapse from heart failure after she had turned on the gas in the bathroom be fore she could strike a match. The woman's body was found by her hus band. The butler noticed the odor of gas and notified his employer. The body was found In the bathroom off Mrs. Lorillard's room, face downward and the gas jet wide open. Mr. Lorillard declared he believed his wife was still alive and he removed her body to her bed. The family phy sician was summoned and then ths coroner. A lengthy Investigation was held by that official followed by an au topsy and late in the afternoon he In formed the police department that he had issued a certificate of dsath by suicide. What transpired during the hours Intervening between the time Dr. Nevitt was called and the time he issued his certificate of suicide, no one will tell. The greatest secrecy is maintained by all who were in the house at the time. Society in the Nation's capitol is an xiously awaiting for further develop ments. Mrs. Lorillard had been at a dinner given In honor of the Lady Pa get of England at the palate 1 man sion of Richard Townsend of Massa chsetts avenue at which Senitor and Mrs. Root, Senator and Mrs. Lodge', Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Von L. Meyer and a number of prominent physicians were present. The guests at the dinner say that she seemed in good spirits. Mrs. Lorillard left her husband, locked her room and then ev idently wrote the mysterious note and turned on the gas. The bed had not been slept in and thv body was par tially dressed. She had taken off her party gown and slipped on a wrapper. The note left by her was sealed In an unaddressed envelope. The body will probably be buried in Irvington Cemetery. The husband of the dead woman Is president of the Automatic Weighing Machine Co.. and a director in the Pierre Lorillard Co., American Tobacco Co., and Empire Trust Co. He is a member of many prominent clubs. Coroner Nevitt to-day filed at the district attorney's office, his certificate in the case, assigning as the cause of Mrs. Lorillard's death, "suicide by as phyxiation." When questioned again to-day the Coroner said; "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was a case of suicide." He explained that his reason for not reporting the death to the police earlier In the day was that he wished first to ascertain positively the cause. Th's was established by the autopsy, taking also into consid eration the contents of the letter left by Mrs. Lorillard. "Bury this with me unopened." This was the parting request written upon the outside of an envelope, secreted In the clothing on the dead body of Mrs. Pierre Lorl'lard. wife of Pierre Loril lard, tobacco magnate of Washington and New Tork. wh'ch was found In the bathroom of her fashionable home in Hillyer Place yesterday. Inside the envelope was found two notes one in her handwriting s'gned "C. P. L." the second in the handwrit ing of another. There were al o a few trinkets. This afternoon the body of Mrs. Lorillard will b plac-d in a hermetically sealed casket. The little envelope will be re-sealed and p'acod therein and the last wish of the eulcide will be granted. " Save to the husband and the coroner. fh". contents of the notes are unknown. Although a woman of wealth it 1b said the trinkets wh'ch Mrs. Loril'ard asked to have burled with hr were small In intrinsic worth, amounting- to nerhape ten dollars in all. It is be lieved that they were prized for their associations and that if the cont nt of the notes were known the mystery surrounding her troiic death would be cleared. GETS YEPD1CT OF $0,01 FROM THE BOSTON & MAINE R. R. Boston. March 26. Alice B. Minard of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., recovered J6.000 damages in a suit agrainst the Bosto i & Maine Railroad Company in the United States Circuit Court to-dav be fore Judge Lowell. The jury was out 2A hours. She was Injured Augurt 15. 1907. as a result of a collision b-tween a train and a carr'asre in whl"h she wan riding with Philip Patr'dge at Wormwoods Crossing. Kennebec Me. ALABAS7IME i-f'n, Mnfitnrv Wall I nnMn,. Bikiitlful effects on walla In white and Tint. Doesn't rub or scale. Ton can brush It on mix t. ith cold water. Better than disease-breeding, hot-water, glue kalsomlnes- Buy of us. or Hard ware. Drug and Paint dealers. i Dretty wall and cellluz design free, to.. Orand Rapids, Mich., or 108 Wi in faint neauera. sample cam. a lUDasiana aterSt. N.C "For sale in Bridgeport by JOSEPH P. COUGHL1N CO.' 2, 1909. CONDEMNED COUPLE WILL SAY FAREWELL Mr. and Mrs. Farmer Will Have Last Meeting Tomorrow. Both Under Sentence Death for Murder. of Mrs Farmer Will Be Exe- euted at Auburn Prison Monday Morning She is Reconciled to Her Fate May Make Confession. Auburn. N. Y.. March 27. "I will die like a Queen going to the h'gh court." Mrs. Mary Farmer who ear'y Monday morning will die in the electric chair in the New York state prison to pay the law'a exaction for the murder of Elizabeth Brennan. made this state ment to-day to her attorneys. Realizing there is no longer th slightest hope for a commutation of her sentence and that the d ath chair has alreadv been tested a-.d found In order, Mrs. Farmer Is spending her few remaining hours In perfect com posure and resignation to her fate, which hundreds of lawyers, petit one and personal appeals to Governor Hughes have failed to eliminate. It Is believed to-day that Mrs. Far mer either has or will make a confes sion exonerating her husband for his part In the murder to such an extent that his lif may yet be saved. Attor ney Wilcox confirms the report though as to the purport of the confession he is silent. In the final Interview between Mrs. Farmer and Wilcox he says she gave him to understand that before her death march is beun the true story shall be told. The leave-taking between the hus band and wife bids fair to be one of the most tragic events ever enacted within the grim walls of the prison. The oppressive nature of the farewell will be such that prison offic'als are already In a sombre mood in contem plation of this final meeting between the condemned pair. All speculation as to whether the two would be allowed a final embrace due to Warden Benham's statmnt that he would not bring them together unless one or the other requested, was seat at rest to-day by Jim Farmer's simple, pathetic appeal: "Please ask them to let me see Mary." The ap peal was made to Father Hlcky who in turn made It to the warden. Ben ham at once decided the final meeting of husband and wife should take place to-morrow afternoon. Were It not for the fact that prison rules are inexorable regarding the maintenance of a death watch over a condemned person, the last meeting of the two would be in strictest privacy for none of the attendants relishes the idea of being present. At this meeting the disposition to be made of their baby will b? discuss ed. Whenever Mrs. Farmer talks of the little, lad's destiny she breaks down and weps. It Is the one time at which her composure deserts her and the mother instinct proves the master. For this reason the mother prefers to let the father have the- dec"d'ng wori as near as either can have it regard ing the little fellow. "I will leave It all to Jim," she said to-day. "I hope baby will be happy and that no cruel person will ever tell him of the end hi3 parents came to." CASTOR I A for Infants and Children. Tie Kind You Have Always Boo&Jt Bean the Signature of WOMAN POISONER MAKES CONFESSION Madame PopcuYa Claims to Hare Po's oned 300 Hea in Last 3) Years. Samar, Russia. March 26. The police to-day began a thorough investigation of the career of lime. Popouva who is under arrest here charged with the wholesale murder of undesirable hus bands. The woman confesses a kill ing ?00 men In the last thirty years but the authorities give this as a bit of wierd romancing. They admit how ever that the woman's record Is likely to prove her the greatest murderess in Russian history. The prisoner says her own unhappy married life led her to connive the idea of ridding other unfortunate wives of cruel husbands and she start ed on her career of crime. She offer ed her service to any wife agreeing to kill the husband by poisoning and charging but a small fee. She says her operations have extended over a large part of the Samara province. The police say that no woman could have carried out the career that Mme. Popouva claims to have led, without almost Immediate discovery. NEGROES AND WHITES IN FIERCE BATTLE Henrietta, Okla.. March 26. Hickory Ground, the scene of the battle be tween negroes and deputy sheriff, is quiet today. All roads are guarded and the negroes who took part in the fight have retreated to the woods or are hiding in their huts. The mem bers of the posse have returned quietly to their homes and It Is believed there will be no further outbreak. Three bodies only were left In the underbrush when the negroes fell back j after the first skirmish was over. The I number of dead, however, is estimated I at from 8 to 12. It is believed that i the negroes took some of the bodies j with them and have hastily buried I them. It is also said that some of the j black hiding in the woods are so se verely wounded that they will die. The whites engaged in the battle are j doing all they can to minimize the number of deaths. Only one white man, Deputy She-iff Timothy Fowler, was wounded. He cannot recover. STABBED HIS WIFE AND CUT OWN L'ROAT Wallingford. March 26. In spite of the loss of blood, physicians stated to day that they were hopeful of the u't -mate recovery of Freder'ck Gregory, who, after stabblne his w;fe with a pocket knife, last niRht, cut his own throat. Mrs. Gregory's wounds were not of a serious nature and she was able to be around to-day. No reason is known for the act and no arrests have been made. MRS. BOYLE'S IDENTITY THE ONLY MYSTERY All O.her Points in Whitla Kidnapping Cleared op. Abductors Taken to Sharon Today and Will be Given Hearing Tom. rrow. Pittsburg, March 26. The stay in Pittsburg of Billy Whitla's abductors was short. At one this afternoon James H. Boyle and his supposed wife, Helen Boyle or Falkner, left for Sha ron, Pa., under a charge of kidnapping. They will be given a preliminary hear ing to-morrow. The couple arrived here from Cleveland late last night and were whisked in an automobile to the Allegheny County Jail. At Youngstown and Mercer a crowd was awaiting the arrival of the train, and the sherifE telegraphed that the crowd was getting riotous. Imme diately a change of trains was made. The wrath of the Mercer people had cooled considerably to-day, however. Cleveland, March 26. The identity of the woman in the case is the only mystery that still attaches Itself to the Whitla kidnapping. No more inter esting personality was ever connected with a crime than that of "Helen" (as she calls herself) Boyle. Rumors about the woman and her past life run the whole gamut of sordid reality and gilded romance. They say she is the child of rich parents, delicately reared and carefully educated; that she left the home of these through love of adventure. The woman is beautiful, less than years of age, pink cheeks, generously molded, in ap pearance a fit woman for any ad venture. Her conversation and man ners bear out the belief that she has known Intimately both sides of life. At one moment she will talk like a re fined woman and then lapse Into the language of the saloon and concert hall. Mrs. Boyle has been traced with her husband In St. Louis, Springfield and Sharon, but there is no record of her that antedates the time when she ap peared with Boyle. Before leaving yesterday for Mercer, Pa., she declar ed that she came originally from Brooklyn. Later evidence, however points to Chicago. W. A. Becker, of Cleveland, a weal thy Cleveland ship-owner, told the po lice that he is practically positive that the woman is Anna McDermott, daugh ter of his half-sister, who married W. F. McDermott of 690 Cleveland ave nue, Chicago. A despatch from Chi cago this morning says that the W. F. McDermott family suddenly left town last night. They are supposed to be on their way east to offer aid to Mrs. Boyle. J1yr- K DETCMUNJ ANT I DIURETIC may be worth to you mor v .( you have a child who soils bedding from incontinence o' wt-. during sleep. Cures old and young like. Tt Arrests tut trouble at once. H. Bold by L. . Curtis, druggist .rldtM- ''"in. PROTECTION OF DEER. No One Advocates Extension of Close Season Beyond 1911. Hartford, March 26. Various deer bills were considered yesterday before the fish and game commission. One, to permit shooting of deer with rifles, had no advocate and was opposed by Representative H. J. Williams of Bark hamsted. Representative Henry B. Russell of Southbury appeared for a bill introduced by him striking out the provision of the statutes that the burden of proof that a deer, killed by anyone, was killed legally, should be upon the man killing the deer. He sa'd the bill was aimed so that a man could kill a deer on his land and that would be all there was to It. Com mittee members thought that would mean Indiscriminate shooting. Mr. Russell thought the deer were getting pretty thick and some should be clear ed out. Another bill. Introduced by Represen tative Russell, was to place upon the state the expense of estimating the damage done by deer, as well as pay ing for the damage done. He claim ed that as the state protected the deer it ought to meet all the bills Involved therefor. Only Mr. Russell spoke for It, while Mr. Carey thought the law all right as it is. The state pays the dam age and the towns can bear the ex pense of estimating it. A bill extending the present close season two years was not advocated by anyone, and was opposed by Repre sentative Williams of Barkhamsted. He had twenty deer on his farm and was hopefully waiting for 1911 to shoot some. Another bill to allow the shooting of dogs found chasing deer had no ad vocate and was opposed by Represen tative J. W. French of Trumbull. BRITISH FLAG AROUFBS PROTEST AT PARKER HOUSE. Boston. Mass.. March 26. British colors which to-day decorated the Parker House here as part of the ar rangements for Hie banouet of th? Canadian Club to Governor Aram J. Pothier of Rhode Island . and Colonel Sam Hughes of Toronto, almost cause-i a riot here this afternoon. The flag which was hung out on the School street entrance of the Parker Hou3e drew a big crowd and there were cr es of "Take it down. What's the British flag doing h?re?" Some of the crowd entered tho notcl and registered pro tests. The trouble was soon settled by the hanging of an American flag along side of the British colors with the Canadian Club streamer alongside. UP STATE STREAMS WERE AT FLOOD STAGE. Winsted, March 26. The streams in this section are gradually receding to day but it was feared last night that M hrpa.k their bounds and do considerable damage. Mad river reached a freshet height and the dam of the New England Tin Company I gave way but fortunately very little damage resulted. Highland Lake, swollen by the heavy downpour was within 6 inches of running over. Reports from the outlying sections are of a similar nature. In Norfolk, Conn., four inches of snow fell and at Copake, N. Y., just across the state line on the New England Railway, eieht inches of snow is said to have fallen. New Haven. March 26. The shore is strewn with wreckage to-day as a re sult of the high tide last night which did considerable damage along the wa ter front. The dock and bath houses in front of the Montowese House at Branford were completely wrecked and the bank was cut out in many places almost to the sidewalk. Bears ths Jf tm Kmm WW W Signatxr. SV . JT Seara the The Kind You Have Always BougM of -5v-rV ' -"V- NEW HAVE BAR ORGANIZES. New Haven. March 27. At a meet ng to-day of the incorporators o' the New Haven County Bar Association, the charter, which was granted by the leg islature In June. 1907. was formally ac cepted and the body inco'porae3 Bt Judge Stoddard was elected president, and C. E. Webb, sedr- urer. PLAN VOTE ON PAYNE TARIFF BILLPRIL 10 But It Is Likely that Separ ate Vote Will Be Taken Upon Various Schedules. House Leaders Are Afraid to Force the Issue for Fear They May Be De feated Some Amend ments Will Be Made. Washington, March 27. According to present plans of the Ways and Means Committee and the leaders of the House, a vote will be taken On th Payne Tariff Bill on the 10th or 11th of April or the two days immediately ; succeeding after votes have first b3en taken on the schedules that are arous i Ing the most strenuous opposition froni I both sides of the House. Members of I the House want a vote on some of tha schedules, notably wool, lumber, hides, and manufactured leather: crude pe troleum, coal and Iron ore and manu , facture thoreof. j It Is felt that if the rules commltteo ! attempts to bring in a rule ehutti g i off debate on th tenth of April or any other date, and calling for a vote on I the Payne bill as a whole, the Houw j might not pass it because so many of ! the Republicans want to vote . -on schedules that particularly affect their ! sections. Then, too. under the operation of the FKzgerald amendments to the ruls it would be possible for the Democrats to force a vote on these schedu'es before the bill itself could be passed upon. . The Republican leaders realise that it will be impossible to avoid a sepa rate vote on some of the schedules in the bill and they prefer that It a-ijr' onslaught Is to be made oh ths bill, that It come from the Repub ican s de- of the House. It will then be easier, they say. to prevent the rassags of any Democratic amendments because the Republicans will be satisfied ,w th the bill and It can be voted upon as a party measure: The plan to hold the Republ-can cau cus has been temporarily abandoned because it has been found that a cau ci might resolve itself into a general forum for the discussion of the bill and that it would be almost impossible to reach an agreement on some of the schedules. The Ways and Means Committee 13 now making amendments to tn? hill which will be reported when ths spec ial rule is brought in. The rule will provide that these amendments., shi.ll be voted on and that certain spic'fld schedules mentioned above shall then b voted upon, and that the. b:llitsei shall then be put on its passage. About 16 Democrats have signified their intention of voting for the Favne Bill, with the Republican side, if thsy are given an opportunity for separate vote on a few schedules. The House to-day by unanimous con sent agreed to a suggestion by Chair man Payne to make the dally hour ot meeting 10 A. M. Payne's plan Is to have the House sessions continually from 10 to then recess to g and ad-: jo urn at 10:30 P. M. Responding to a query by Champ Clark Payne said he was uncertain how long the gen eral debate would last. At least 60 members have expressed their desire to Chairman Olmstead of the Com mittee of the Whole to address the. House. Contrary to the general belief which was that the Senate Finance Commit tee would make an enormous num ber of changes in the House TarlX Bill, comparatively few have been adopted thus far In a majority of those cases the Dingley rates have been re stored. Practically the entire bill has been read over omitting, however, con clusions upon the more important sec tions. The Democratic members of the Sen ate will not be called Into consultation on the measure until 24 hours before it is reported to the Senate. COAL PRICES ARE REDUCED BY THE D. L. & W. RAILROAD Annual Spring Drop of 50 Cents a Ton at Tide Wa ter Announced. New York, March 27. The Delaware, Lackawanna Western Railway to day announced that it would- make the regular spring reduction of 60 cts. a ton on coal delivered at tidewater It Is expected that other coal roads will follow the action of the D. L. & W. The representative of the Ontario & Western said to-day that in vlewi of the labor situation the policy of the company to protect its customers and consumers would be carried out, and the public should be protected, strisr' or no strike. POLICE DISCARD MURDER THEORY Vlncennes. Ind., March 26. The po lice of Vinc-annes are convinced that Mrs. Russell Culbertson who died yes terday from carbolic acid poisoning, was not murdered. They declared t -day that the mysterious former sweet heart of Mr. Culbertson who was sup posed to have been the author of the letterB had nothing to do w.th them. The theory of Flcide antertaind by the police is based on two important clues. Near Mrs. Culbertson. they say. was found a strip of muslin frojn which had been torn the material usd to bandage the woman's hrad as sJsa lay bound and gagg-ed. It Is a'so claimed that the handwriting n the threatening letters had been compar d with letters known to be in the hand writing of the mysterious . formar sweetheart of Culbertson and ffaow a greater similarity with the dead wom an's handwriting. Still another point that inclines the police to disbelieve the murder .th ory, which is advanced by the woman's relatives, is the report that she. had attempted suicide a year asro. Chief of Police Evans said to-day that it would have been a simple matter for Mrs. Culbertson to address thse threaten ing letters to herself, drink crboTJo acid, place the bandage over h ad and bind her hands so that th-y should appear firmly bound. The family re fuse to accept the theory that the bride killed herself. They ins'st in their be lief that she was murdered. The Coroner's inquest baglns to-day. NEW JUDGES ASSIGNED. New Haven, March 27. The first as signments of the two new superior court judges, whose appointments were recently confirmed by the legisla ture, were announced to-day. Judge Burpee of Waterbury will hold a short calendar session next Fri day at New Milford, Litchfield County, and will follow it up with the trial of cases for the April term, the follow ing Tuesday. Judge Williams, of Derby,. wiU pe form, similar duties at Hartford.