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MPages Today &?, P JJLBJULiUULRJJLJLt VOL. XII. NO. 105 BODY OF MARVIN BOY FOUND IN A SWAMP Father Believes That the Little Fellow Was Murtfered and Body Placed Their. EBBD PEON TOR HIS Bill!F Place Where the Boy Was Found , Had Been Tramped Over by Many Peopled and the Grass Hud Also Been Burned on the Very Same Spot?Ollie Pleaoanton Mixed Up. (Hy Ansocintcd Prosa.1 DOVER, DEL.. May 4.?The body of little Horace Marvin, who disappci/ cd from the' farm of his father at Kltts Hammocks near here, March 4. was found this nfternnou In a marsh In a fair state of preservation. The spot where the body was found Is alMUt a half mile east of the farm . toward the Delaware.river. Kitts Hammock is between seven, und eight* miles from here and is, without communication with nny| place, From information brought by a horseman It Is learned that the clothes on tho child were the same as ho wore the day lu> disappeared. The body wns lying face downward. Dr. Marvin at the moment the body was found was not ready to say whether tho hody of bis child was placed where It was found or wheth? er he believes the child wandered in lo tho march and lost his life. The marsh Was frozen over the day the boy disappeared. There Is a theory that the child was murdered and his body placed in the marsh, as the long grass where tho body was found was burned und cleared four weeks ago. It Is said the body lay under a pile of grass nnd that the clothing showed no evi? dence of having been touched by fire. The body was found by OUIe Picas- j nntott ,a neighbor, who was gunning for ducks on the marsh today. He! had the tody borne to the house and | covered wltha sheet. Pleasanton has figured In the case since Horace was lost, having first reported that he had seen the two strange men who ap? peared there inquiring about tho ty? pography of the country three days, before the disappearance. Clothing Was Intact. When OUIe Pleasanton came upon' the child's hody he found the clothing' intact Ills tiny woolen reefer was buttoned up securely about the bod'y.l and not an article oT clothing >jvhieh j he bad on when he disappeared was i missing. His knit cap was pulled , over his face and his mittens were mi his hands. ? Dr. Marvin says he searched over tho marsh nearly every day since the disappearance and with detectives burned the grass off the place four i weeks ago but saw no signs of the body. The theory that the child has been recently placed where he was found Is supported by the fnct that Dr. Mar? vin as well as detectives stood on the spot when they burned the tall saga grass from it. Further than this tho marsh has been trnmpleiT over time and again within the past week hy neighbors nnd no sign of tho child was seen. Father Believes Boy Was Killed. Dr. Marvin went on a run to the place described Py Pleasanton and gently picked up the little f?rm. push? ing tho cap from his face to make sure it was his boy. Being satisfied that It was his son, the doctor wrap? ped the remains In a sheet and car? ried him to the house, where he no? tified the family. Dr. Marvin Is eon Ivnced that his son met tj^ith foul play. Shortly after the boy was found he said "Though I am unable to examine Horace closely until tho coroners arrive, I am certain he was murdered. His body was Prought back and left lying on the marsh to give the impression that he wandered out (here and died. The clothing showed no signs of haying been burn, ed. as would undoubtedly hnve been the case had the body lay there when the fire swept over the marsh." The doctor would not allow an ex? amination to lie made by anyone un? til the coroner and a physician had made a full and complete Investiga? tion. Attorney-General Hastings and his deputy will see to tho examination of the body and if foul play Is shown, to order an arrest if possible. De? tectives who have been on the case arc Inclined to think he wandered In? to the marsh on the day of his dis aneparanco and being overcome by the cold fell exhausted where the body was found. Henry B. Curran Dead. (By Associated Press.) PHILADELPHIA. PA.. May 4.? Henry B. Curran. of this city, one of the best known sort coal opcralors In the country, died suddenly today at Hot Springe, Va. Death was due NE to heart disease. Mr. Cvirran was .'!> years of ago and was a member or lh<< firm of Castucr, Curran and nul? lit, controlling largo mines In Vir? ginia and West Virginia. 8,000 Men Given Higher Wages. (By Associated Press.) SOUTH OMAHA. NEB,, May I ? The entire working force of all the packing houses In South Omaha, com? prising about 8,000 men. have been notified thai an advance In wages of from 5 per cent, to 15 per cent, had been granted them. As a result of the announcement 20t? men, who were put on strike front the Armour and Cudhay plains, returned to work. Mrs. Roosevelt in an Accident. WASHINGTON. I). C. May Mrs. Roosevelt and a number of In? dies accompanying' her aboard the yacht Sylph, narrowly escaped a se? rious accident as the boat reached Washington yesterday on its return from a trip down the Polomas river. Through some misunderstanding the boat went past her dock and crnshc'j in tu a tugboat. Tug For Government. Bids probably will he asked Tor about dune 1 for the construction or a large sea going tug for I he United Stales revenue cutter service. The craft will be stationed at the New Bedford* Mass., station. Training Ship Almost Ready. The revenue service training ship liases which is having extensive al? terations made at the shipyard Will | he reaily to go Into commission again i In the next few weeks. Her rig has | been changed to that of a brig and I her armament will consist of tour (l-poundcrs, eight 3-poundcrs, one I pounder, and one Colt automatic gnu I on a Held carriage. ENGLISH DIDN'T SHOW UP. Enthusiarts Over Association Foot- i ball Were Disappointed. Because of the failure or the team, of the British armored cruiser Hamp? shire to put In an appearance, the as? sociation football game scheduled be tween that team and the local team at the Casino park yesterday, after? noon \Yns not pulled off. Reports have it that owing to the many de? sertions from the British ships since they have been in Hampton Bonds the commander ot the vessel refused lo let (he team come to this city to fulfill the engagement. Quito a crowd of tho lovers of tho sport were on hand to witness the match and they were greatly disap? pointed when word came that tho Hugll.shmcn could not. play. PRESIDENl'S LUNCH %. AT THE AUDITORIUM Dirtinguishcd Guests Took the In? formal Arrangements as if They Were to the Manor Born. But little has been said of tho Luncheon served the President an? his party in the Auditorium on the opening day of the Jamestown Kx position. It was. though simple, typi? cal of Southern hospitality, and President Roosevelt with ull the foreign potentates and naval aim military officers took to the arrange? ments as if to the manor horn: The following Is the menu: Les Hors d'Bure Brook Trout aux Bleu Cucumber Pommes Nouvelle Pilot Mignons Champignons Frais Aspcrges Hnllandaiscr /Punlet Graeme a la Hstoufades ' . Salade Romaine Glace Fantaisie Petlls Fours Bonbons Almonds Cafe Moct & Chandon White Seat Apollinaris. MADE 1,000 PER CENT. Estimated Profits of Contractors on Capitol Furnishings. IIARRISRURG. PIC NN., May I!.? The Capitol investigating commission has issued an Itemized statement showing the cost to the State for fin-. nlshing the House library and the re? ception and private rooms of the res? ident clerk of the House. The metallic cases in those apart? ments were supplied by the Pennsyl? vania Construction Company, of Ma? rietta, and tho other furnishings by .lohn II. Sanderson & Co., of Phila? delphia. Joseph M.Huston, the archi? tect, received a commission of 4 per cent from the State for designing the furnishings, the total cost, of which was $104.732.01. The commission's auditor estimate that the profits of the two firms on those furnishings were- from fiOO to 1,000 per cent. TO AVDANCE COMMODITIES. Transcontinental Roads Engaged Revising Freight Schedules. CHICAGO, May 4?TrarisconUnciitI al roads are engaged in a revision ol! their rrelght schedules. Many chang? es are being effected.. The work in hand Is an Intricate one and will re-1 quire considerable lime to complete, but It Is expected to have everything ready for the new rates to go Into effect by August 1 at lha latest. The result of the revision will be an advance in many commodity rales. There is a steady tendency upward In rates from eastern points to north? ern Pacific coast and Culifoiulan points. WPORT NEWS, VA., GUATEMALA EVIDENTLY LOOKING FOB A FIGHT Defuses Mexico's Request And ihcn Attacks Lighthouse of the La'ter Couotry. MEXICAN CABINET III SESSION Diaz's Government Will Probably Break Diplomatic Relations With Smaller Country? From Panama Comes the Report That Extraordi? nary Developments are Expected. (By Associated Proas.) CITY OF MEXICO, May V? (Junto mala lias refused to comply with the request or the Mexican Rovorniiicni , that .lose Maria Lima and Colonel Oubfro Bore, charged with complicity In the assaslnatlon of Qeucrnl .Manuel Lla/nudro Marlilas, |.?o extradited. The cabinet Is now in session and. it Is said, Hint the ministers are con-1 sideling the advisability of discontin? uing diplomatic relations with Gauto? mata, Telegrams received In Mexico City front Salimi Cruz Into this nfternoon tentl to confirm a report from Vein Cruz to the effect (hut Guatemala made an attack upon Mexico's light' house at Bernaito on the west coast about 18 miles from the Gaulcmalan > port of Ocos. The telegrams front Salina Cruz state that the Banie ru? mors are current in Vera Cruz regard lug (he attack on the light house uro In circulation In Snlltia Cruz and j that the report even goes to the ox tent of naming sonic, of the Mexlcnns on whom the assault was made. Situation Is Critical. PANAMA. May 4.?Acording to pri? vate advices received here, from Gua? temala' city there. Is" reason To believe that the political situation there Is critical nnd extraordinary develop? ments are expected. The fact that the strict censorship lias been relaxed is taken by those who know, as an In- | dlcnticn that the government expects, trouble. There would appear to lie a deter? mined purpose to suppress President Cabrera by any means and tho (Junto mala city plot may he followed by oth? er evidences of the popular haired attains!, the president of the republic. ITALIAN WARSHIPS ARRIVE IN ROADS] Duke de Abruzzi Will Visit Historic! Battlefields in the Old Dominion. The Italian warships Varez and i Etruriu. of the fleet to represent Italy at the Jamestown Exposition, passed in the capes yesterday. The vessels will be Joined shortly by the cruiser Ettcro Ficrmassa, ami they are scheduled to remain In Hamilton ftoads for 15 days. Tho Duke de Abruzzl Is aboard the flagship Varez. The program is for the Italian ambassador from Wash? ington to remain with the duke while he is in those waters and accompany him on a visit to Iliclimoml and to view some of the famous revolution? ary and civil war battlefields in the Old Dominion. MR. GATES CANNOT COME. Treasurer of Shipyard Unable to At- : tend Church Dedication. Mr. I. E. Gates, of New York, trens- ] tirer of the Newport News Shipbuild? ing nnd Dry Dock Company, tho Old | Dominion Laud Company nnd tho i Newport News Light and Water nnipany, has written Rev. ,1. W. Por? tor, D. D? pastor of the Newport News Maptist church, that he will bo unable to accept the pastor's lnvlta- ] tlon t'i deliver a speech when the new church Is dedicated next Sunday. Mr. Gates was formerly a Baptist minister and when visiting this city | recently. Dr. Porter took him through the new edifice and at the sattto tlmo invited him to made an address to the congregation at the dedication ceremonies. In his letter Mr. Gates took occasion to say that he now church was the most complete he had ever seen. Cold In Kansas. (Bv Assoolatod -Pros?.) KANSAS CITY. MO.. May I,?The coldest May weather on record was experienced last night in this pari of tho southwest. Today the tempera? ture rose rapidly. Tho lowest tem? perature. 23, was reported from the Toronto. In southeastern Kansas, the country west. A "Rose Tea." Tho Ladies Guild or Grace Epis? copal chtiirch will give a "rose tea Ht the home off Mrs. ,T. S. Andrew-;. 1132 Hampton avenue. Tuesday night from 7 o'clock to II o'clock for He; benefit of the church. SUNDAY. MAY. 5, IOC COUNSEL HP HIS OWN LIFE Ernest VV. Huffcut, Brilliant lawyer, Commits Suicide on Hudson River Night Boat. WHS HOSE FRIEND OF MR. HUGHES Clilor .Executive of New York Stnto Utterly nt Loc-n for a Reason Why His-Friend Should Commit the Act ?Was.Dean of the Cornell Universi? ty Law School (Itv Associated Press.) NKJW YORK. May -L?Kniest W. Huffcut, former dean of Cornell lint verslty law school, one of the lead lug authorities on coiiollutlonnl law In the Culled Stall's and personal counsel of Governor Hughes, ended his life today by shooting. The up? per deck of the Hudson river steamer C. W, Morse was chosen by. Mr. !luff cut SB the scene of the commission of Ws tragic act. Some time early this morning while the steamer was coming down tho river from Albany to this city and while the steamer was Bwcpt by the heavy rainstorm which'prevailed fr;r hours, the lawyer seated himself In a deck chair and sent a bullet Into his brain. His body was found hours later by a deck hand when the steamer had almost reached her dock. His identity was rot known at thai lime, and It was not until Governor Hughes, wild ehnuccd to be In the city, had Visited tho undertaking rooms whore his body lay that identification was made positive. The Governor was deeply affected by the death of his friend and conn-! Hello/; and said that he was utterly at jt, lossJto account for his act. ; Mr. Hvffrctit left a letter for his sister. Miss Lillian H?ffen', of this city, but It contained not even a hint or his reason for taking his life In the letter the lawyer said that only , his consideration for the feelings of others had restrained him from acting before. Governor Greatly Shocked. "I cannot tell you how shocked and saddened I am by 'his event." said [ Governor Hughes in speaking or Mr. : iiurrcttt's death. "Dean Hilf feu I was not only my I"-1 I gill adviser hut has long been my per-1 sonal rrlend and | bad the higher.it admiration for his qualities of IlllUtl and heart, He succeeded me In the law facility at Cornell and later bo (?nine the denn or that faculty. Ho was extremely popular with I lie stu? dents and with tin- members of thb university faculty. Indeed with all with whom he eanie In contact, lie I was regarded as one of the In Ulla nt I men who have been identified witli I the university. He was an exception-' ally clear thinker and his rare nblll-j I ties as a lawyer had attracted wide j attention. I-understand that he was j on leave from the university so that I he could give his loll time to the I legal executive department. I can? not sppak too highly or the work he has done in this office. He has been working very hard, particularly or late, I'.it l hud no idea that he was in any danger of a breakdown.'1 Four Children Burned to Death. (By Associated Press.) WEST BRANCH, MICH., May t.? 1 Four small children were burned in death last night In the home of Mar? tin Campbell, eight miles from here. Mi*, and Mrs. Campbell had gone !?> a dance n tnllo away from their homo; leaving their six little ones locked in the house. They loft a big tlr ? in Hie - sieve and In some manner Ihn? I ignited the house, which was de , stroyed. Biq Fire In Bremen. (By Associated Pi-orb.) BKM ION. May 1.?Fire which broke out In .the Free zone warhbuso lu re, today caused damage estimated at $1,(1(10.000. The flames were spread by a high southwest wind and some new wooden buildings on (ho ma? chine . wharves also were destroyed. In (he warehouse 200,0110 bales of cot ton were burned. \HEPTAS0PHS' ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE Addreec by Dr. Porter to Jamcu River and Joseph Charles Conclavco Today. The annual mdniorinl service or the .lames River and Joseph Char .'on Conclaves. I. 0. Heplnsophs, win no held at the Casino building I Ills n> ternoon at :i o'clock. Both conclaves will attend the service in a body. The. memorial address will bb de? livered by Rev. J. W. Porter. D, D.i Arehon 10. 8. Robinson will preside, and the program will include un? dresses by Mayor B; K. Buxlon an 1 7. Mr. B, Ii. Cunningham, selections by Hu> nupllsi mnit-totto, Mih. s. P. Mars tun. Mrs. M. w. Pnttoom, Messrs. .1. W, Moore und \V. II. Ilolilm, som-i by the members of tho ipiurtcttc ahn Miss Hella Klusky, and rltunllstt ? service conducted by Pant Al?hoi) Eil N. Eubank. THEY COULDN'T STAY AWAY. Flrhermen Heard Guns Dooming, and Made for Hampton ttoacTs. The Muihcws Journal says: "The re wore only live passenger* who loft IMijks wharf on Friday morn Ins to attend thu upon lug exercises at the Jamestown Ter-Centennlal I3x ponltlon. It Booms a reflection on m?> community. Wo hoar of people In ttto Point who were more interested. Mr. John It. Orlnuell ami Mr. Monroe HutKOii went out as usual on thai morning to llsh their pounds. At in o'elock. us the repeated boom: boom! of the guns s|illt the inornlir; sir nnunimclng to everybody the be? ginning of one of the greatest fa Ira ru history, their patriotism got the but? ter of them, and elad us they were tu "heir llshermon's clothes they nun the crow turned their prows toward I lampion Honda und enjoyed the day. BODY WASHES ASHORE. Unidentified Corpse Burled In tho Potter's Field. The body of an unknown white man. apparently ? sailor, wan found on tho beach at the fool of Thirty-sixth street yes? terday morning. Dr. II. It. Gary, tho coroner examined the corpse and came to tlu? conclusion that the mint must have fallen overboard while in an intoxicated condition. Thu letters ".I. 11." were Intoned on the right arm of tho hotly. The body was turned over to 1110 city authorities for Interment. MAYOR WOULD ADVERTISE. Thinks the Council Should Spend a Little Money Judiciously. Mayor Iluxton will appear boforo the finance committee of tlte common council tomorrow evening to urg?i thai the committee recommend to Hie council tho expenditure or a smun sum of money In advertising tile city. Tlie mayor also favors an approp? riation for tho maintenance of Wash? ington Square, and will bring this mut? ter to tho attention of the commit? tee. PER CAPITA VVEALTH IS $34.10. Money In Circulation in United States Makes New High Record. WASHINGTON, May 1.?Tho per capita circulation of money in the United Slates on Mav 1 catai'Halted ti new high record mark, reaching S it.it;. The highest point previously attained wan on February l last, when It was $33.911. Tho per capita at thin date last year was $32.23, Tim present population of the conn, try which is used as the basis In cab eulatltic: the per capita, is estimated at 85,838,000. No Alabama Exhibit, fltv A-social cd Press.) nrUMINOHAM, ALA.. May I.?Ala? bama commissioners to Mio James town Exposition decided today III call off Hie proposition Tor an exhibit of Hie Stale a' the Exposition for which the legislature recently appropriated $25.ftOQ. Governor Coiner, chairman ot the committee, said that this act? ion was taken because of the short? ness of lime allowed to get up 11 creditable exhibit and the obstacles which had been encountered. Heavy Frosts in Pennsylvania, tlty Associated Press.) PITTSBtmO. PA.. May 4.?With a temperature of 11 degrees today IMttsburg and Western Pennsylvania Is experiencing one of Ihn coldest days In May records In the local weather bureau. Heavy frosts Ihroughoul western Pennsylvania for tonight and cold and fair weather Is reported by the bureau to follow. "Black Hand" Trial Ended. (Hy Associated Press.) ' WILKESUARRE, PA. May ?!.?The Jury In the "black hand" case which retired before? noun today, reached a verdict at K:15 o'clock tonight, lilt as court had already adjourned the verdict, was sealed and will be re? turned to court Monday morn lug Jay Gould Wins. Championship. CRv Associated Press.). LONDON, May I.?Jay Gould, or New York, today won the Ilrlllsb amnltter court tonuis championship, defeating Etistlco H. Miles, who hold the championship; by 3-2. after mm of the hardest fought matches ever wit? nessed in England. Norfolk Endorses Man for JudtiesMo. NORFOLK, May I ?The Norfolk bar has endorsed w. II, T. I.oyall. of thL; citv. while the San seih oh d and Southampton county bar milting, has endorsed Commonwealth's Attorney 1?'. E. Holland, of Nnnseniond county for the Judgesliip of the circuit courts of Norfolk city, Nnnseniond and Southampton counties, to succeed Jildge IL R. PrenUs Lottery Man Pleads Guilty. NEW ORLEANS, LA., May ?.~ Harry Da poll to, a well known New Orleans real estate man, who was In? dicted a year ago for violation off I Ir? an ti lottery laws, pleaded guilty when arraigned in tlio United Slates Clip cult Court here today; Sentence was deferred. a .nrtrinf in? dB'BVofit THE WEATHER. Fair Sunday; warmbr in the Interior; light north to east winds. ?LOJL^JLUJLSLSULflJU PRICE TWO CENTS EXPOSITION TO ISSUE 60NDS FOR $400,000 Money Needed lo Complete Con? struction In Detail and liqui? date Indebtedness. ASSETS EXCEED THE IIAB LITIfS Report That Company's Financial Condition is Critical, Emphatically Denied?Officers Already In New York Ararnglng for Negotiation of the Bonds. Bonds for $|nn,nnii will lu< Issued1 by tho Jamestown Exposition Company in order to liquidate all rioiilluu; In debtedncsH and complete In d(|tall the. construction of tile Exposition. 1'lllM course was denltDtd upon at a meet? ing of the board of directors yester? day evening, and the bonds will be Is. sued nt once. The report that the company Is in a critical condition financially Is em? phatically denied by Governor of Ways and Means Barton Meyers, who declares that the company's assets are far ahead of its liabilities, tint! access Is in sight. In fact the pro? posed bond Issue would he entirely unnecessary but for Ilm fact that all money taken In ul the gales Is I" Ing turned over to I lie United Billion government,und the eompnny will not he tilde to use any of Ihc gate re? ceipts until the government, lean of $1 000,000 has been refunded. The matter or negotiating the bond issue- was left to tiie board of gov? ernors: and Treasurer Nnthniiinl neu man, who Is president of tho Norfolk National Hank of Commerce. Presi? dent Tucker and Chairman ('..Brooks Johnson and Mr. ,1. Taylor Ellyunn, of 'he board or governors, are now in New York arranging for the snlo of U,h" bonds. II was Jsfntnl al the meeltiitr >'i>& t-<rday Unit oii(. financial Interest al? ready hud offered lo take over lite ' entire Issue. The directors yesterday, by a ris? ing voll-, endorsed the honriT of gov? ernors and Its policy. Dr. Gardner Wins Montague Stake. IBv Ansoe.liitcjl Press.) NEW YORK. May 4.?Dr. Gardner. 7 to 10 favorllo, scored an easy vie lorv in the Montague stakps, oik- Inllo and a sixteenth, which was run over a muddy track al Jamaica today. Tho excelsior handicap winner was con? sidered to outclass his field no much thai he was always an odds on fav? orite. , In spile of the price he was heavily played. Ho won by two leimihs, Prize! to won the Itoacdale staken by three lengths. MR. WEST RICHARDSON LANDS BIG CONTRACT Local Man Will Build Warehouse For Tidewater Railway In Nortolk ?Contract Price $30,000. Mr. West Richardson, or I bin city, has been awarded the contract for constliii-.llug an Immense warehouse for the Vlrgliilti Hallway, formerly Mm Tidewater, on the railway's property at the east end or Main street, In Norfolk. The contract price is $:'.n. 11110. Work on the building will begin it* once and under the terms ot Ilm con I t act must he completed by Aug? ust i. The structure will be or brlok and re-Inforccd concrete anu will measure SJO'i foot by r?o feet. As soon as the warehouse Is com? pleted the Virginia railroad will open Us freight service between Nort'olrt ami Victoria, in Lunenburg county. SUDDENLY STRICKEN WITH APPtNDICIIIS Mirs Jorephlnc Plummer Brougru Home From Old Point For an Operation. I While at. Old Point Comfort yes tcrday morning, Miss Josephine Plummer, a well known young lady of this city, was seized with a vio? lent attack or appendicitis. She wuh brought to her home on a street, ear and Dr. Joseph T. Buxfon was called to attend her. Miss Plummer was moved to (It? Elizabeth Buxton hosplta.1. on the Boulevard, where yesterday after? noon an operation was performed. At a late hour last night tho p?tfenj was said to be on I ho road to re? covery. Falling Bricks Kills Two. CUMBERLAND. MD., May 4.?A brick wall being torn down on the site of the New Maryland theatre fell today, killing Samuel Lewis, aged 27. and Reginald Cowheld, a-jed 17. who were al work there. Several others were slightly Injured.