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$62,500 FOR
Itferec lakes Recommendation in Di
roe Slit Against . icb Rabber Mao.
Cktffes of Dnfutiffllaes Abandoned
aad Fidiig Based on Desertion
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
. 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
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.
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-
finding of the referee is not
His report will come ur before
Judge Case to-morrow for final die
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.
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
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
Says It Will Bear Heaviest
Upon Poor Man as All
Qualities Are Taxed Alike
Also Scores Tax on
Women's Stockings and
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.
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.
Bemfh j9 M Yw Hiw Always Bought
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
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
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. 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basra the
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1 11)6 Kind You Haw Always Bougtt
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
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.
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
2, 1909.
Mr. and Mrs. Farmer Will
Have Last Meeting
Both Under Sentence
Death for Murder.
Farmer Will Be Exe-
euted at
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."
for Infants and Children.
Tie Kind You Have Always Boo&Jt
Bean the
Signature of
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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-
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.

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