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only newspaper published In Newport New? that receives the full news report of th? Asso? ciated Press. VOL. XII1. NO. 70. MRS. ELSIE VANDEBBILT SUES HUSBAND ALFRED, Not Known Pettier Action Is for an Absolute Divorce or Just a legal Separation. HAVE BEEN ESTRANGED SOME; Papers Were Filed With County Clerk Just Before Office and There was j No Time to Learn the Particulars of the Action?Husband Had Just ] Started for Europe. I niy Associated Press) NFAV YORK. April I.?Within an I hour after he. had sailed for Europe today, Alfred Oynn VanderbCIc was1 made the- defendant In a suit tiled j with the Supreme Court* by his wife Kllen French Vandorbllt. The nature ol the action was- not immediately disclosed and counsel for the prose? cution refused tonight to say whether Mrs. Vanderbilt seeks a divorce or legal separation. Justice O'Gormah before whom the proceedings were Instituted appointed David McClure, a local attorney as referee tohcar tesll u.e anil to report findings and j recommendations to the court. The offices of the county clerk are closed at I o'clock: Only a few minutes before thai hour the com? paring clerk received the papers, by the time lie was through with them it was too late for the papers to Im officially recorded today. They were plurej In a safe and will be formally en 11 red tomorrow. Mr.e. Vanderbiit's attorneys are Car? ter. Ledyard & Mllburn. Mrs. Vendor bill wo? Elh'n French, daughter of the late Francis Ormond French, presi? dent of the Manhattan Trust Compa? ny and director of many railroads. Her mother has been abroad for sev? eral years, hut Is returning for the wedding of her grandaughter, Mist Pauline Loroy French mid Samuel Wagst Off to take place at Newport on May 5. Ellen, or as she was more general? ly known, Elise French, was married tu Alfred Vanderbilt, January 11. 1901. A year later their only child. Wil? liam Henry, was horn. Inherited About $60,000,000. Alfred Vanderbilt as the second sou of the late Cornelius Vauderhlle, In? herited something like JCO.OOO.OOfl. He has been regarded as- tho head of the family since the estrangement 1 from his family of Cornelius because of his marriage to Miss Wilson. Dur? ing the past year or so Mr. Vander Idtt has- spent much of his time ab? road. Hul recently be returned from London where he plans lo drive ihe : coach Venture as a public coach this j spring between Ixmdon and Brighton. Liter he Is to lo one of the judges at I ho international horse show at Lon? don where his horses won many tro? phies last year. Mr. Vanderbilt sailed today on the Canard liner Mauritania on which hi* cousin, the Duchess of Marlhorough. ' was also a passenger, The Duchess ; has been the guest lately of her mo? ther. Before Hie Mauritania left her pier, Mr. Vanderbilt declined to dis? cuss whether a divorce from his wife was Imminent; Have Not Been Happy. The affialrs of Mr. and Mrs. Van? derbilt have engaged the public at tenllon for several years. Much hf the furnishings at the New? port home have been shipped to Tux? edo. Ti 8 French cottage at Tuxedo which la known as "TnokFodo" has been put into shape, H Is said for continued occupancy! Mrs. Vanderbilt while here has had an apartment nt the Plaza hotel. At Tuxedo tonight it was said that Mrs. Vauiloi bilt had lert for New York and that she might go on In Newport. CONSIDERING UNCLE SAM'S DEBTS TO THE STATES Senate Considers the Matter at Some Leoyth?Of Importance to Sottth . . ern States. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. I). C. April 1.? The Senate considered at much-'length today a bill regulating the settlement of accounts between the United Stales and the Several .dates relative to the disposition of public lands. Senator Qamblc explained Hie purpose of the bill and "aid it would result in an appropriation of $8.000.000. The bill consists of two parts, the first devot? ed to ihe claims- of the slates for live per cent, upon the net proceeds of the Indian reservations and other public land, and Ihe second part of the advances deposited many years with the slates from Ihe procwds of Ihe public lands. \ Senator Bacon, of Georgia^, offered I mi amendment to (he i>i11 authorising (he court of claims to utljudlcale claims for cotton seised by the gov? ernment during the war to it.xtent of $ 10.lM)0.?HM) ami held in trust for the original owners Of the -ottolt. Another amendment by Senator Overman, 01 North Carolina, proposes that the government shall refund to the Southern .??tales til,- lax collected from ihiit to lS"i> Inclusive upon cot? ton which the Snpn. court declar? ed wits ah unlawful tux.. The further consideration of the bill was postpon? ed. SHOT DOWN IN POSTOFFICE BY HER JZALOUS RIVAL Wife of a Well Known Horseman Kills Wtnvan in Los Angeles Because of Jealousy. (Hy Associated Tress) l.OS ANOBHTDS, CAU, April 1?Mrs. Helen flriffln, us years of age, who has be, 11 a resident of Monrovia since the beginning of the racing soaeon at Santa Anita, was shot and instantly killed yesterday by Mrs. I.. Z. Bear ninn, wife of 1.. Z. !h?irin:iii, who lias boon ricltig horses at Santa Anita dur? ing the past season. Mrs. Hrnrmaii firOd five shots, oen or which took t f fret under her victim's left car. killing her almost Instnnlly. The motive for the shooting is admitted by Dearmen to hlivc been jealousy of him bv his wife. The shooting occurred In the Mon? rovia postoftlce, where Mrs. T)rarinnu wailed for her victim for nearly an hour. Will Try Heflin. (Hy Associated Press) ! WASHINGTON, I>. c. April 1.? I According to Assistant I'nlted Stntes District Attorney Given .the irinl of Representative Ifeflln. of Alabmna I who shot Thomas McGreary, a Sew York horse trainer .and l.onls l.nndy In negro, last Friday night, will prob i ably he heard this Week, READY FOR DEBT CASE Oral Arguments Will Begin Before Supreme Court Next Monday. TWO NEW LAWYERS IN THE CASE John B. Moore, of Albemarle, and Randolph Harrison, of Lynchburg, Will be, It Is Said, Associated With Attorney General Anderson. (Special lo The Dally Press. RICHMOND, VA. April 1.?rI*iio Supremo Court of the United StntoK is to begin the hearing of oral argn ment Monday In the Virginia-West Virginia debt settlement. Prepara? tions for the hearing have been under way for several weeks, and the at? torneys are anxious for Hie casev to begin and to be gotten out of the way. Attorney General Anderson has been devoting his time to the matter lor the last throe months. There is detail of the case with which he is not ramlliar. Argument on Monday will be on the question of the accounts to be audited. Major Anderson and Major'&Iolnies Conrad are to lead in the ease for Virginia, nnd It Is understood (hat the question of employing niUlitlne.nl counsel Is being discussed. It Is al? so rumored thnt .lohn B. Moore, of Albermarle, one of the best informed men on the finances of the slate nnd who is- more familiar with all the mat? ters pertaining to tho debt. Its hislody and the exact status or the matter than any man in the slate, and Ran? dolph Harrison, of Dvnrhburg. a mem H?r of Die commission, whose advice on various matters has been adnpled hy the commission, are to he the two lawyers who nre to bo made counsel with the two gentlemen! first named. Mr. Moon will have especial care of the statement of the accounts nnd the various oneslions- in connection I therewith. Mr. Harrison V\ expected lo argue the fairness of the claim ol the state. This will lie as strong an arrnv of counsel as could be wish? ed. West Virginia Is represented by no less than seven or the most promin? ent lawyers in the country, some of the gentlemen Interested being men of national reputation. The lawyers* are to meet In the city of Washington on Saturd ay for a con? ference, at which time the matter of detail will b?> arranged and everything manned out for a plan of procedure in ihe court. The Virginia commlsilon Is confl denl thai the is-<uo will be favorable to the state, and there are few men who do not ropret that the slain of Wont Virginia did not. nuree to t settlement of the matter without th" aid of the courts. NKWPOR' LILLE! EXPECTS 10 GEI ADVERSE REPORT Reinerks He Made on Subject BrouQhl Out at Congressional Submarine Investigation. WILL TELL WHOLE STORY 0? FLOOR Electric Boat Company Agents Admit That They Urged Lillcy to Vote for Submarine Appropriation?Company Official Says Nothing Wrong has Ever Been Done to Get Contracts. (Dy Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C, April l ? Franklin A, Taylor, of Waterbiiry, Conn., today testified before Die spec? ial committee investigating the charg? es against the Blectrle BoatTJonipnny thai he hui leard lleprcecntatlve George L. I.IIVy. the author of (he charges^ make the statement in the iXVnterbury Club last Saturday, that it was quite likely be would get an ltd vi-ise decision from the committee, and In that event he would lell ail he knew about the whole matter of submarine boats on the floor of the House. H ohles Mir. Taylor the witnesses, toduy were Ellhu Frost, vice presi? dent of the Blectrle Boat Company. M inriee Barrett, secretary, and Chas. Ferry, cf the Bridgeport Brass Works. They all denied any knowledge of un- ] due influence being used on members r.f CoiTgre.-s to secure legislation fav? orable to the Electric Boat Company, nit bough Mr. Taylor and Mr. Ferry Admitted thai they had asked Mr. L'lloy to vote for the appropriation as they thought It would help thflr business should these boats be auth? orized. The Investigation will be con? tinued tomorrow. Franklin A. Taylor, of vyaterbury, j Conn., vice president of the Randolph ! Clows Company, manufacturers of i brass and copper, was the fiivt wit - | ness called today. He said he bad j told Representative Lillcy to vote for I submarine boats au there was a pos? sibility of his company getting some business if the bo-its were ordered. "What was Mr. ?Uey's reply?'1 '"He would not commit himself one way or the other." The last conversation the witness had with Mr. Lilley was n week ago Saturday, In Waterbury. Mr. Lilley, according to the witness/ said that he proposed to ste thai the Lake people had a fair chance. Lilley Talked in the Club. He. wms present in the Waterbury Cluii a week ago Saturday, he said, whllci Mr. Lilley was talking with a number of gentlemen about the pres? ent investigation. According to Mr. Taylor, Mir. Lilley said If wan quite likely that be woul t get an adveTse decision, and in that evrnt he said he would go on the Poor of the House and tell all that he knew about the whole matter of submarine boats. Mr. Taylor said that he never lost cvn opportunity to Impress upon Mr. Lilley that he ought to vote for sub? marines and that he had shaken ills fist at Mr. LlllOy several limes, bill always in a jocular manner. He did not Intimate t? him that he hnd gone to him at the Instigation of Ihe Klec trlc B< it Company. Tin- Blectrle Boat Company, he said, bad n.'ver promised him a contract if the desired legislation was secured. Mr. Taylor said lie ha.l staled to an I .?Y?<lo!r.ilto<l Fresst representative In Wad rbtiry that he thought that he had Informed Mr. CIHcy to vote for submarine boats. He assumed this he said, because when Mr. Lilley came to Waterbury he said: "I voted 'yes,' Franklin, with -your face before me wlv n I voted." This -referred to the naval appro? priation bill of lOOfi or 1?07. Thinks His Skirts Are Clean. The witness said he did not con? sider that he had done anything Im? proper in lisking Mr. Lilley to vote for submarines. Mir. Taylor staid he had been re? quested by John P. Kellogg, one of tho attorneys for the Blectrle Boat Company, in January, 1!?08, "to gel busy with Mr. Lilley and ngtrln fell hint about the possibilities of sub? marines." Kllliu ft. Frost, vlc,3 president of the Blectrle Boat Company, followed Mr. Taylor. He said he had the gen (Contlntied on Seventh Page.) r NEWS- VA.. TH?RS !NORFOLK & WESTERN ROAD BOTr.ERED BY HIGH WATER Elkhorn River i6 High and Hie Rond hrd has been Washed Out in Several Places. (Hy Associated. Picks) BO A NOK R. VA.. April 1.--(',nil id srabtp trouble with high water is ho? ling experienced by the Norfolk * Western Railway west of ?lucllolfl The Klkhoi'n river Is high and has washed out tho road bod in several places. Otiter streams urn badlv swollen ami are doing much ilnmago Landslides arc also roportOdJ I The company has a large.'force of men at work repairing the breaks mid clearing tho tracks, The hKh jyater has I.li caused hy the melting snow and froitl In the mountains. HOUSE COMMITTEE IS I AGAINST ALDRICH BILL I That It Will Not) be Reported as It Came from the Senate is a Certainty. (Hy Associated Prers) WASHINGTON! I>. ('.. April 1.? By a majority vote tho House com-] nilttee on hanking ami currency today agr.l to further hearings on the Aid rich currency hill beginning on t April S. anil continuing for a wed;.' The sentiment of the committee, de? veloped in a brief discussion Iii cxecu-I live session, practically was unani-] moils against a favorable report of the bill in the form In which H war pass-1 ?d by the Senate. \SENATOR WlvTs^HNEO $25 IN POLICE COURT 'Charge Against Him was Disturbing the Peace?Helm Fined $10 For Assault. j LITTLE ROCK. ARK . April I.? | United States Senator Jeff. 6a ivls was lined $23 In police court today for diStltrUug the peace. The line was administered for the senator's action in getting a pistol und ap| ;.r |Ug on the street nfter be had been attacked and beaten n few mfaytos' Iiefore by Thonins Helm; assistant :it-| torney for the prosecution. It Is al? leged that Davis flourished the revol ver and made tlm-als or taking a | allot al Helm, who bad vanished. Helm was lined $10 for assault. BATTLESHIP FLEET IN TWO SQUADRONS Armored Cruisers Will Not Visit Aus I tralia?Battleships Will Arrive at Melbourne September 1. (By Associated Press) ( MELBOURNE, April 1.?Alfred Deaklni prime minister to Australia, has received a cable message an? nouncing Hint the American battle? ship licet Which will he divided Into two squadrons of eight warships each, i will anlve here Sepleml'ar 1. nnd will stay for a period of ten days. The , fleet will arrive at Sydney. September J in. and will remain there ten days. | The armored crulirers. however, will not visit Australian waters. Mr. j Deakin has cabled Washington that ll is Hie desire of other Australian slates | that tho fleet would visit Hoba-rtl Parin, Adelaide and Brisbane, FAIRBA NK^0UTl1nES~ HIS VIEWS on TARIFF] Informs Indiana Republicans That It ' Should be Revised by Congress Next Winter. (By Associated Press) INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. April 1.? Indiana RepuMlcana in state conven? tion cleared the way for adoption of a platform, the selection of delegates at large und the nomination of a state ticket tomorrow. Organization was completed with Chairman Jesse Over-1 street, of Indianapolis as temporary t chairman and the. selection or Con gressmnn .lohn C. Chancy, or Sullivan as permanent chairman. Vice President Charles W. Fair hanks. In a letter read before the con? vention today outlined his views on tariff revision, suggesting that such changes ns may he desirable should be made alter the presidential election this fall and before the present Con? gress adjourns next spring. The vice president's views were Incorpora? ted in the platform which the com mlttee on restitutions finished tonight, i The platform also contains a vigorous! endorsement or Vice President Fair banks as Indiana's choice tor pros!-' denllal candidate and Instructions to I the national delegates to vote nnd work for bis nomination at Chicago. Snake River D.->m Again. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, l> C April 1. The passage of a bill authorising the construction of n dam across the Snake river in the state of Wagking tion, and the consideration of n meas? ure for adjudicating the claims of slate against tho government account of the disposition <>f the proceeds of nubile lands-, occupied nearly the en? tire session of the Senate today. SPAY, APHIL 2, 1008. fill, GOULD DECLARES SHE WILL WED PRINCE No Longer Any [oui)t That She and Her Family Are Com? pletely Estranged. WILL MAKE FIGHT FOB HER MONEY Father's Will Provides That Consent of Executors Must be Gained for Marriage, and If It is Not, Fortune of Person Marrying Will be Reduc? ed by One Half. illy Associated Prosa) NRW YORK, April I. IX'aplta bit? ter opposition on the part <>f cortalu or her relatives, and though u fatniiy breach was precipitated by her act, Mtue. Anna Qouhl has llnally declare ! her intention of accepting the ban 1 or Prince Hollo de Sagau. That her decision to (his end bad been firmly announcer! to members ol her family was attested by Mute. Gould's Intimate friends and udvlsera, II was not denied by Oeorge .1. Goul I nor by Miss Holen M, Gould, the brother and sister who have Ivcn most determined in their opposition to the Prince's suit. Breaking finally with these relatives who opposed her will. Mmo. Ootll I took up her temporary residence at the Hotel St. Herds, occupying a large suit adjoining the apartments- of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Morse, through whose agency she and l lie Prince have been enabled to meet on previous occasions Her three children and all the person? al servants accompanied her removal to the St. Hegls from the home of Miss Helen M. Could. ,r,T!i Fifth ave? nue. Tonight Mine. Could wan eon ? lined to her bed by n severe attach of bronchitis. Her illness was admit led by the Prince do Sagan. Further, the Prince assorted thai Mme.i Oould had engaged Condert Bros, as personal counsel, and was prepared lo contest in the courts any attempt to deprive her of her share id the fortune of .lay Gould, The Morses Sanction in Matter. It was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Morse, in Urn Wyo? ming apartments, that He Sagau dlne.l with Mme. Anna Could the day after his arrival in this' country, and after they moved to the St. Hegls he was iv frequent visitor. He may now have the opportunity of calling on her more frequently. The Tyler Morses. It Is believed, bnve'been helping the match along. While Hie prince has been seep .at the st. Regia, be has not once called al the hbnte or Miss- Helen Qoilld. If he ever had any serious Intern Inns of doing so the coldness of Oeorge and Helen Could have discouraged him Count Bonl de Cnslellane was enough for them. They did not wish to sen an alliance with another titled for? eigner, especially a man with a record for making the money \\y. II Is .said that a family conference was held at Helen Gould's homo yes? terday, at which n last attempt wna made lo bring Mme. Could around to the side of her sister and brothers. George and Edwin. According to re? port. Mine. Gould made an eloquent plea on behalf of the prince, but she could not shake the attitude of the others. Will of Jay Gould. Mine. Gould's share of the estate left by Jay Gould was $15,000,000 and the Income of it $000.1)00. Section 7 of the codicil of the will, written on Novem? ber 21. 1S!I2, reads as follows: "1 heret-y declare and provide that if any of my children shall marry without my consent during my life or thereafter, without the consent of a majority of the then executors and trustees under this will, then and In that event the share allotted to the child so marrying In and by said will and codicil shall he reduced one-lmlf. and Hie principal of the other half of the said share shall fc<0 paid, assigned, transferred or set over to such per? sons as under the laws of the state of New York would take the same if ! died Intestate." The executors are George Gould. Edwin Gould. Howard Could and Miss Helen Gould. Mine. Gould obtained the consent of her family to marry He Castellane and got her fortune, hut when the count :engaged In his spendthrift career his idebts became ro enormous-that George 'Gould was put in charge of the Castpl lane fortune and Mine. Gould oblige,', I to be content with $250.000 a year al? lowance. Out of this Bonl's creditor.! 1 are paid. Under the will of Jay Gould I and the provision making Oeorge Gould executor the fortune is doubly lied up. For Absolute Divorce. [ It was learned late tonight from an offiel.il In Hie county court house, who i saw the papers in the ease, (hat Mrs. Vnnderbllt's action is one for absolute I divorce. , Chandler I'. Anderson, Mr. Winder mich personal counsel, who was seen tonight la regard to the null, aaldj'N ? Von boo I am I? no position lo tali: on live nifali a of my client." win n Mr. Anderson was Informed thai (he ncllon w.is one for absolute divorce, he said: "I cannot talk." Trylnn to Chrck Breach. Evidence was forthcoming lato to night that efforts wore being made to chock a family breach occasioned hy Mine Gould's reported dotermlnntloit to accept tho hand of tiio Prlnoo nolle Ii, Sagau. Toh\\ht Mr. anil Mrs 1>1 win Gould vi.ii, i Mine. Gould at the Hotel St. Itegls, whore she still Is in hi it. s-nf forlng from, bronchitis, other rela? tives, Including Helen M. Gould and I George J Gould, evinced their con? cern by ropeateil telephone Inquiries" "I suppose I am to be driven out of the city by nil this publicity rela? tive to iriy affair.-," said Prince He Sagau tonight. "For Hint reisen 1 may alt'r my plntts of leaving on Ilm Province on April !i and depart nest Tuesday on the Kaiser Wilhelm dor Grosse." FORAKtR HAS NOT GIVEN UP FIGHT FOR NEGROES Aiks Senate to Take up the Two Ad- i verse Reports at thc Earliest Opportunity. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. D. l\. April I ? In reporting adversely from (ho cont mlltpe or military affairs two hills for the reinstatement of negro soldiers of Hit Twonty-llftb Infantry, Senator Foraker today said that he would not more an indefinite postponement us Is usual In such oasis, but would ask that they go on the calendar "at the eaiTl. st opportunity." Senator Fora? ker said. "I will call up the bill Intro dUc< I by tue for consideration and ask tlie Senate to disagree to the report and pass the measure." CONFESSED TO^ CRIMES Charles Miller, the Baggage llit ihrows Himself on mercy of Court. BETS FOUR AND A HALF YEARS MJIIer Was Defiant Until Brought to Telal in Charlotttsville Yesterday, and Then He Weakened ? Gang Has Been Broken Up. (Special To The Pally Press.) lOHARLOTTESV1 LIAS, VA.. April 1 | ?Charles Miller. In-tad of the organiz? ed gang of baggage thlovct; who have nibbed the trunk railroad lines of the country of two hundred thousand dollars within tin- past Bevern! years, and who after he had undo a sensa? tional escape fiom bctuiqunrters in New York, in which city Hie gang wik rounded up, wins nrnsted in London, today confessed lo the crime? nnd threw himself upon the mercy of the court. He was sentenced to servo four und n hnlf years In the stale pen It n'.' Hary. Rogens and Allen other members of (he gtvng are now serving five years each In the stale prison. Two women who wrre a rested with them were released, one because of Insufficient OVld<enCe and the other by reason of the confession of the two men taking the liltnue upon themselves. Drlscoll, the ti<u member of the gang at larpre, wltn was recently ar? rested In Chicago Is now In Jail beer fiiw^ t -iK tiJ.nl. Miller was klefl.inl until this afternoon, when he weaken oil and after conference with his lnw yera mode bis confe??lon. Among ihr witnesses were many people, Including several women, whose trunks hid been stolen. One of the witnesses was Mrs. L. A. Thompson, of Hampton'. The conviction of Miller and the arrest of Drlscoll Is believed to have entirely broken up the gang, the wo? men who arc. believed to lie equally guilty with die men, being unable to operate alone. No Interstate Auto License. WASHINGTON. D. C. April 1.?! Chnlrman Jenkins, of tho ? House committee on Interstate and foreign commerce, has announced that th-J Cock's antoniol'Me bill, which pro? vides Federal licensing; for antomo , biles Tunning from one Blate to an? other, will he declared itnconirtltu tionnl by the commission, on the ground that It Is an Infringement of the police power of the states. THE WEATHER. Rain Thursday followed by clearing; Friday fair, colu-?r; fresh to brisk south, shifting to northwest. PRICE TWO CENTS [VANS HURRYING TO HEALTH GiVlWG 1 llrre Will 1)3 No Relief from His Suffering as Long as He Re? mains Aboard Ship MAKES A FAST RUN TO SAH DIEGO Private Car Taken In That City and Land Journey to 8an Luis Ohicpo Taken Up?He Will Rejoin the Fleet at San Francisco if His Health Is Sufficiently Restored. fliy Associated Proas) SAN PIR?O, CAU, April I.?The flagship Connecticut of tho Atlantic llect with Ib'iir Admiral Kvuus nboard arrived off Coronndo Intel and tho ad? miral was transferred in the tender Yniiklon and was brought In this elly where it private ear was placed at his disposal. Admiral Evans plainly showed the effects or his Illness. He left the ship for San l.tlls Ohlspo, to receive treatment at the mineral springs. To the Associated Press, Admiral Evans said: "On the advice of my physicians 1 am going lo Haan Hohles Springs for treatment. I am told that my rhoumotlo paint, which have become at I lines- almost unheiir ahle. cannot be conquered ns long as I am at sea, Where ihn necessary diel and lite Iroatmcn! cannot be cured. I here. "It will he a keen disappointment In me if I am Unable to be present at the various functions that have l.ven planed and unable to greet the kind friends on the Pacific const who have made such elaborate plana for my coming, but. I must yield to lite ad? vice ol physicians, which are now so positive. By doing this ni, once I mav he able to rejoin my tli^-t and lake part In |llo festivities that have been graciously planned. Doctors' Orders First. "If I gain the anticipated benefit from the Inland air and the water of I lite springs, I shall, as noon ns the physicians consent, rejoin the officers [and men of the fleet ashore, hut from I now on I tlinll obey the doctors' or? ders, come what will." The Connecticut retttrna to Maga delcnn hay immediately. Rear Ad? miral Charles W. Thomas, command? ing officer of the second squadron is temporarily In command of the fleet. Boar Admiral Evans was accompa? nied ashore by his son. Lieutenant Frank Evans, of the battleship I/mlsi ana. by Lieutenant R. Train, his Hag ship lieutenant, and by Hast Assistant Surgeon !'. E. McDonald. Tli,. Connecticut left Magadelonn hay early Monday, making the run lo San Diego, a distance of f>2o miles- In about 4K hours. BONAPARTE ASSAILED BY FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN Declared That He is No Lawyer and Not Fit to be Attorney General. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. D. C, April 1.? Debate on the agricultural appropria? tion bill in the House was devoid of charges and Imputations which mark? ed It consideration on Monday nut Tuesday. More progress was made with tho measure than on any previous day and the indications are that It will finally get through Ibis week. The session was- opened with a hit? ler attack on Attorney General Bona? parte by Mr. Clark, of Florida, who denounced him as being: no lawyer and unfit to hold Ills oflioo. The occasion for the utterance was the reporting out of committee of a resolution by Mr. Clark calling for a statement of the expenses connect? ed with peonage investigations and prosecutions. That the resoultlon was simply a further and unnecessary attack on the attorney general by Mr. Clark, was the declaration of Mr. Catllfield, of Mis-souri. who led the op? position. The resolution wns laHed. SAM?- WAGE SCALE TO BE CONTINUED ON SOUTHERN Mediators Between Company and Men Reach an Agreement?No Change Until July First. (By Associated Press} WASHINGTON'. D. 07. April 1,? At eight o'clock tonight Chairman Marlin A. Knapp and Or. Charles P. Nell. Ihp mediators between the Southern Railway and their employes, reached an agreement l<y which ihn present wage scale on tho Southern Railway for all the organizations con? cerned will be continued until the flrst of next July.