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only newspaper published i Newport Newe that reeeiv? the full new* service of it Associated Pre**. VOL. XIV. NO. 70. TAKES SECRET WITH i HER TO THE CRAVE Notes and Trinkets Laid Awey in Folds ol Mrs. Pierre Lorll lard's Shroud. OHE NOTE WAS IN ANOTHER'S HIND Body of Society Woman Suicide Taken to New York?Funeral Services At? tended by Few Friends Who Parti? cipated With Deceased in Laet Din? ner She Attended. (Uy Associated Pre?s.) WASHINGTON, D. C. March 26.? In the folds Of her shroud the material evidence of ilit> death secret of Mrs. Pierre Lorillard, Jr., is sealed with her body, tonight en i s final journey to the grave. The funeral party lefi the Lorillard residence at 0 o'el ck this afternoon to>- Vew York. At the cht home of the Lorillards at lrving ton-ou-Hudson, the casket will bo m t'.rred tomorrow. The departure from the city furnish, ed another cf the dramatic events Which have characterized the death by suicide of this prominent woman. At the very hour, which for the first social circles of the capital, in which Mrs. Lorillard had been ac? corded such a prominent pan, were crowding the aristocratic Mas:a c'.'.usets avenue, the bedy of the de? ceased was driven rapidly down that thoroughfare tr.waid the station. Only Two Mourners. The husband, one of the Lorillards of the tobacco business and promi? nent clubman and s;.ortsman. and his son Pierre, by their own preference, w* re the only mourners. The funeral ee.-emcnies had beeK conducted at .12:30 o'clock. A few o/ Mrs. Lortilard's most inti? mate niends, princ.pally those who ga hered with her the night of aer death at the dinner given by Mrs. Richard Town send, were present. Among those were the Belgian minister and Barone im Monciieur, Mrs. Chauncey Deppw, Mts. Meyer, wife of the secretary of :he navy, and the Honcrable Maud Patinceforte, .daughter <:f the former British ambas. ?aitr to this country. Rev. Roland Cotton Smith, of St Jchn'a Episcopal church, officiated at ir.e services, which occupied only half I an hour. Notes Laid Away. 'Shortly afterwards the most dra? matic ev.-nt-of the day occurred when Dr. J. Ramsey Xeviir. the coroner. J la:d away in the folds if the shrens.' two not?-.,- and the niymerleus triuck-j ets found on Mrs. !. rilla:d s body after her death. Contrary to tb<- general understand, ire. Mrs. I?iillard wrote nehh?*r of ti'f notes after she returned from the Towns :id dinner. It is nr;w believed that the only w rd she ?rote on the morning of hi r death, was on an ? vcl"po that con:ained :he i;otes and the trinkets. They were: "Bury this with my itody unopened.'' The Ink with which these word.* were written had been freshly smear? ed over the farv of the envelop. Its freshness was in marked contrast .with the ink of the two n.t<s. Handwriting of Another. Anothi r fact that h?s bet-n brought out is that one cf use not.', was ad d:essetd to ?5r*. L->nllard an.! *ai in the hand Wetting of another pe:.;~.n. T'i?' seco.id nr.te had b?en written bv Mis. Lorillard evidently many day. k#fcre her death. Th? note to Mr*. Lor.Hard is nald to have h'-m addre ss ??d to her in an informal way. The trinket? <-onsuued of an a r n. t > which were attached st-roe pend ants of lit'le intrinsic value, remind jng those who bare beheld them of the High scliool days of girls Th- envelope In which Ihe no,< 5 and trinke!? were rdwred was n~t .*.d until hour? ar???r the c>''h. when th<- nn^ertaker was preparing the liody for hartal. MANDATE RECEIVED Unless Supreme Covet Interferes, Traction Line Will be Sold. (Bv the A?so ta'.d Pre?S). RICHMOND. VA.. March 2?.? Oer* Brady. <f the lolled State? Cir nit Court trday received 'he nnndn<- f the l'nlt?*d g ates Circuit Court whic'.i < <? ?'. the sale of the Virginia Pas? senger A Power Company properilej. Th*> ?prisl commissioner* ar*' In ?fnsV'ed Im the decree to sell 'he Hai ?<?<?! railway coinpan> uiter adver | Using tor lour ?Tecks. Thi> bondholders who objected Ithe sab- have petlti'.ned the Supreme [Court ly take ine case. Krank .1. Uoulo. |.i largely inter. ?i> ?. in the;. |.ro|?ertlca. !S7??Z C0AlPA/l?y7r?K?S ##CAl/r CUT IN WAGES The Reduction Affects About 12,030 I Men and Wit! be 10 Per Cent. (Mv Isaoclated Pre**.) I VOUNtJSTOW'X, OHIO., March ?Notice's w? re |X>rtt?tl in all the works here of the Republic Iron Ac o pel Can pany of a reduction in wuk< s. effective April i. Abo ti l.'?Mi nitMi are affectet. locally. The r<dii(ti(>n is believed to ai>pl> to all works of ill** company, Including j a steel plant in Alal-ama and affect inj; al?>ui I?.v'imi men. The reduction is approximately io ixt cent. FALLS SEIENIY FtET OHIO JAGGED ROCKS Newly Employed Bridqe Painted Vic-j tim of Harrowing Accident?no j Hcpe of Recovery. (Special to The Dallv Pn-s's.) j BRISTOL. YA . March 26.?Ch-irlea j ,'Biiderlln, of Harrisburg. Pa., who :ia1 aas been empl. yod as a bringe pain < r j on the Carolina. CHnehfleld and Ohi > j Railway, fell from the Hoist on river bridge at Kingapcrt, Tenn.. tods?y. a' distance of seventy-two f?et on to jas ica.! rock.; at the water* brink. Hi i arms and li-^s were broken and h * body mangled until tnerc was no hop. of recovery. He died la'.er in thr night, after fhc most intense suffer? ing. It is believed that the young man must have become dizzy while working at such a height above the swiftly moving water. WOMAN KILLED O SELF No Longer Believed Mrs. Culbertson Was Victim of Murder. KITH DRAMATICALLY MHMEED Sought to Leave Impression That She Had Been Mhrdered at Instigation of Another Woman?Threatening Letters Are Spurious. VI.VCENNB3. IND.. March 2?. ? Mrs. Jesse Lee Cclber:son. the wo? man tf mystery, sa.i hearted, though a bride o| three mon us. was net mur i? red. Sue slew herself after arranging a .hysterically dramatic situation to ithr-w suspicion of murder on another .woman. Her husband and nieilves tearful? ly acknowledged today that their suspicions that she was kiilcu at rhc instigation of another woman for jealous revenge were unfounded. The body of a minature skeleton, which had bei n attached to a skull found in the pocket of Mrs. Oulbert .c n's apron when she was discovered gr.gKed in a sh?"d near h?t home last Wednesday alter swallowing earn: lie ncid. was found late today n?-ar the rhed beneath a pile of debri.;. This :ry skeleton Mrs Lalbertaoa had in her possession a m.nth no. j Write Letters to Herself. Prcof that the tisicid'- wrote the anon>mrns threat, nine letters to her. s? if was alsw eatsfelisjied oda;.. A letter she wrote to her husband at Bridgeport. Hi., is Instifhrd on, stationary jus: like that en whi.h was penned -,hf anonymous notes. Wfccr. the ?,TTer mark ot the let tea, paper w.ts shown :o th?- h'.i*!>at.d and his ;arent*. tbey asserted their bell, f mat no murder ha.1 been commuted It was Mrs Etta L> ncw i) of Chica go. f';mcrly of Vineennea. whom th. Cnlbersoi.s char*, d with causing the <>a>h of Mrs. Cnlbertacn Confer- Their Mistake. Now thrT wish it ma le plain '*u?t they were ti.:> ..k- n Her name should be cleared by all means. ' said Cnlbertaon. I dtd n.* understand why Jess- should kill h-" ?elf. She was strange, though, new lha- all thin ha? hiprwced | recall many ihina* She never would tell me about her |?a*;. Sh? said her father and w t'.:er were dead 1 have heard that ..?.? forsserU lire! in Waco. Texas, and In Pahlfn. Ten*, where she is said t. pa- * had * brotaer. I have tried to cnimnnl cate wtth her relatives, bat r.maot ge- an> wnrd 'r-m tbetn ' NEWPORT N FOUR AMENDMENTS TO i STATE CONSTITUTION Approved by Las? Legislature. Must Be Sanctioned by Next. Iben Vote!) Up. REVENUE BRANCHES CONCERNED One Amendment Provides Fcr Elec tion cf Commissioners of Revenue by People?Another Extends Treas? urers' Terms?Still Another Would Lengthen Session of Legislature. | RICHMOND, VA.. Match 26.?Four I ? p. si d ani? :;i!iiiei:is t.? tno State ??otisli:tition wlli I?' published during the summer ru< :iMi,- i.i Tie- newspapers of the <lti< s of tile first class prior to the regular N i ember election. The ire araiicn <>r th?se amend-' ni< ills is ii \v under way by Clerk Jt.hn \V. Williams of tli>' House ol I)c?eg:t!es. tu appear from the in Unna; ion of the v t< is of the State and in guide liiein in their expn ;? s:i?:is ::i the [oils and ihe questions thai have been raised. * These amendnien s were offered a the last session o* the general as? sembly ar..i were agreed i by both branches, bul they cannot become tf ft-ctive till they have been approved i by the general assembly rh'taeii after? the foinial publica Icn of the saiu.>. ard after thi y him;, have been aii proved by the general assembly si.e ceeding their publication the amend-, ents are t;> be submitted to the i?eo jle of the State for their ratification, and the people Have t say if they shall stand or fall. If the vnte bo negative, then the amendments fa.'l to the ground and ar<- of no effect, regardless of the action of the gen? eral assembly Would Lengthen Session. One of the most Imp rtant of the amendments is that looking r> the ex!?-ns:'cn of the sessions of the gen? eral assembly to ninety days instead of the present requirement of sixty days. The memuers receive $.",im for the term, whether it is sixty or ninety days. It is contended by some th it sixty days each t? j years is not 'ample time f~r the consideration ;f measures for the welfare of the States. There are others who say that quadrenr.ial sessions will benefit tne State, the biennial sessions serv? ing to upset business conditions to some extent. It Is claimed. The members say that the closing days Cf tne sessions are attended with a gooj deal cf worry and confusion, and that it often happens that measures are. cot given the consideration which they merit, and that meritori its measures are often stifled In com? mittees in the closing days of the werk of the legislature. The amen 1 mem provides that measures sh:i!i not lie inir:duced after the expiration <?r the first fdxty days the re'nialning time to !>e devoted lo the eoactme ni or rejection of bills that s?all appear during the first sixty days cf the session. Kmrtrared jn this la * prop sitlo-: looking to the procedure of the ?nie . ment of bills. The eoaatttfJtl n af this time r? quires that all bills shali be read on three sc; arete calendar days jn each house. ? The amendment provides that all bills shall be read by title at least twice and once at Pngth in *.uh house. Revenue Officers and Treasurers. Another anvr.Ini.nt which the ;.oO nie ?tll be called '<? approve r :e ject "by their voice is lhat aff>t-Hng 'oniniifsion- is f the revenue and treasnreis of cities and tijuntlfs. The constitution provii'c, ihat emnni: s.onerr cf the revenue rbonld flr^i Ik> rlec'f.-l r.r ap:?.-.'rt?-d by toe Ju.ia? i of the Circuit (*~nrts. In that wa.? they were Ineligible u> Mire- d them selves link ?s fbjOjr were ;iprrintc1 by the judges; if elected bv The |*?npK < ne term wa, all t'i.v cf'tll nerve. The amendment provider f?>r the election of the*. <)fBr?r? by the people and rem vrs the qt|tllflrafior:< to ?ueeeedine ?lirniselvp*?allow* the r<op|e to retain .r defeat ibe.*r nf*l cers *t pleasure Treasurer,- Tenure Extended Treasurers were to be allowed ;r> serve two terms, and sfter that th^r were nr? to t.?- sliowed to serve as o*>pitty In the ?ame office The amenr. m"nt removes this t^ r.not a:; J alkw* the treasurer* to serve Just a? Kris a? they shall be r|?r!H by lb* peepV The l-^iple are fo d~-l1e ?Ormtlnuna on Foar'b Pago) EW8. VAt. SATITRD? BlUEVES HE IS HU?NDID BY THE ?BLACK HAaD" German Under Arrest Tnts Weired Story of Wholesale Muider Four Year* Ago RICHMOND. VAJ Ma: !i j?i r'iriii In the belief thai he is being Ii un I?' I and |). ! s> ( tiled by the llla.k Hand. Charles Taltnau. fM.o live years ??f age, now ander arrest charged with ? tltvlli;; etltlCltled *e:ijmns b;. I/1 1 l.t?rte,| ? > ! tu- Gojjajkn , m ni the d< taild <>f a horrible tragedy said to have been enacted In Philadelphia March, 1SW3, In which I"' ?'ife. mother, and tour children were lirtitallv killed by the organisation, wlllell It. all K< J. is now seeking his on i life lie claima to have a son in law, .1 hnj Kclss, at 232 Trenten avenue, Phlla-j delpbia, au.I has Frequently stai< i; ?bat a letter to hint would establish his Id. tltlty. The prisoner claims have g ne to N'e\v Jersey Immediately follnving tin- m irder of his family of which murder he says ho was the only wit ness and there throagb an em lur mottl agency, secured work on a farm tu ar X i folk. Since coming to Vir L-'itii.i lie has drifted from place t > place. Tal man speaks scarcely a w rd of Kngliah. Th. Herman consul will takv'-tn of? ficial action bx.king to a ; ardon for the man until he ha. heard l". ni l'hll:ul. lphia. Talma n says he enn furnish the name of Iho matt who murdered his family. ONE OF KIDNAPPERS ARRIVES AI MERCER _ ? Small C'0?d at Statioi?Officers Take Ext'acrdmary Precaution to Ciarrt 3oy.'e. (Ilv Associated Press). MICRCKR. PA., March 26.?Heavily manacled to Sheriff Chess and guard? ed by several di tcctiv. s. .lames Ho le, one of the kidnapper; of little Billy YVhitln, was brought lien- today from Plt.sburg and lo gcj In the Mercer county jail. His wife, it Is said, will be brought here from Pi tsburg tomorrow and the couple will i.e formally arraigned on a charge of kidnapping in a few j days. I Boyle feared violanee on his arrival in Merer, gad on the Journey from Ptttrl urg- asked Shi riff Chess it he though! the crowd would harm him. Guard Will Watch. Th? prisoner looked greatly relieved win n he saw only a scattering of people at the Men er station. Boyle Wax hurried in*o a wa ting bus and taken to the jail where he was locked in a cell on the second tier. An armed guard was placed in front of Boyle's ?eil, and a patrolman will be sta? tioned otrtrhJe the jail all night. Sheriff Chess sa'd that the jail would be gnafrded until the trial of the IWjyh'.- was over. The officials questioned the prisoner about his wife's identity, but other than to say that there was no ques? tion .-.lro.it the fart ihat they are mar . riej, he would say nothing. Will Join Her Husband. j PiTTSHI'RO. PA.. March 20? Mrs James H. Boyle, one of the alleged kidnappers of Will..- Whit la. will be reniorej from the county Jail here to , the Jail at Mercer. Pa., where her hus i-bnnd was :aken today. NAVAL RIFLE PRACTICE. Detachments to be Sent to Camp Harrinqton to be Trained. (By the As o.-iated Press i XORP?I.K. VA March 26 ? It was ann unoed today :it the navy yard that detachments (f twenty men each. fr. in tip t*tb'ahipA Virginia Minnesota ard U>e>iana. will be sent d lily beginning Nionday. to Camp Har-ington. m.n c'illiamsbnrg. Va.. j when, they w ill ? nd ten da> s each r.t '!fle practice The officers at.- ;rre;anng lo ?. nd , f. an.s to the na ional rine sbo<>i at j Si-agrit. x J . ih - simmer Passed Dtrr id Schooner. Aj*'?- a?ed Presse XORPOI.K V \ March 2?.?Cap (tsfn Bntignlnl, m - *er of the Halt in H earner Sicily t -a Oalreston frjr ? I'.arrt ! na. here today 'hat he passed. Ms'eh :? at I p. ni ad Iff in latitud - -th. longitude 7? , we?i. between \ Ik and Wilmtn* j ?ca. x. C . part . be stern deck ot a ihr.-e rr f. " oaMetf schooner j?ainfert fellow and upon It rw.i ?woo?,n hit's li 1 green witrr*-/i s v?y to Begm .Mr -"fi Press ?% NEW ORI.RAN- I.A.. March 2? | f'nltrJ Stat n < neer? are ahortl to N-ein prel.m. anreey* of a < rropncid etna! not Rt. flrora?-'. So-ind. Pia.. ?<> N w Or teen* r nd thenc? frnii t?. .?iaa'ppi river m the t>'o> r;ri-><t At a merlin ? i.?1n*<ers h> M 'n enaffrrmtt* win. I er? of rfce Beere ary <f War ar<l ? ncbrded ye?t. r the work of **? dir de?f ?:n amort the i r< "ffie^ra. The pro ptsed ...-.fe i- Wiles long lY, MA Mil 27, 1909. TARIFF DISCUSSION , CENTERS ON LUMBER Representative Who is Also a Luit, berman and High Protectionist is Stellar Figure. SAYS HE WOULD SHUT DOWN MILLS Declaims Against Proposed Reduction in Rate of Duty?Admitl Southern Pine Lumber Going Into Canada? He Would Hoist Duty on Cotton? Pou Also Speaks. (By Associated Press.) | WASHIN?TON. I? :? Muren 2?. w.'u.-n the tariff bill :t iald la-fore Ihe I lo !?e i'i a. Y I!;? ii| i.rev of \\':> hint . n IO"k i. r <? u i h onie i:tati !:unts inai'e ;,\ Mr, I' < u- In lit* ?>;?? ? 11ii? ?_; sue s-li itptrdiiic the i tatter i.f Orientals ? nt.i ? t] In the itimlier mills of llriti. h I'ol.-uib.a. *M |'ay;-.e. in- s....!. ?< I: tin ?;:ipr-s siun ihn? tier.' v.. i e lewer ; ?rl>nt:l' v ei hing ill i'i mill.-, : here I ilAU in the State cl Washing on. T'.iat *!ati inent was < rroneous, he said He Je '?!:;i<(! iliat over filly per cent <it i he men engaged in'the lumber and shingle mills of itritish Columbia were DtlentaVs. who were ; :?ld lowi r wages ihalt American mill laborers, and that therefore :h>- coat of production \vn.-; lera. Assigns Sc'bsh Mctives. ! On the authority of Mr. Fordney of I Michigan, the Washington member inserted that the witnesses before the commute* <>u ways and moans, who wanted lumber put on the free list, were men interest. .1 in Canadian lumber, whi1'' ihn-.- who iiskrd fo. the reunion of the Dinglcy duty wi r. m^n InUicsttd in timber In the UnM led S-at f. "We oughl not o hesitate lung win |j that q le. tion is pno.ntt !," he said "as to who we ?hall legislate lnr.': Mr. Fordney, of Michigan, n rueni ber of the committee <;;i ways and means and an avow-d 'ii?h protec? tionist, discussed at length the lum? ber schedule. He denied tha: lumber from the Southern States was poinc Into Can a.'a in any considerable quantity ex? cept long lenfwyellow pine. Prohibitive Freight Rates. Mr. Fordnev admitted. In reppon?" to a quest on by Mr. Bartlett. of Gt orpin. :bat whether the duty on lumber was inrn ased, lowered or re moved. Southern lumber could roe. be carried is>*?? the territory nortli^or the Ohio rive:- In compel it loa with Canrdicn leather, itecaure of prohlhi tive fre'ghl rates. Vr. Slay.'*a and Mr. Hardy, or Texas, declared that thev had ?rod jrearons to believe :hs: a lumi'T trist j or eontbinat'i n does exist to fla the prie- of (ember. I have ' ti n in the l'iml>er b iriness = inee I u a hoy." said Mr. Fordney, "a"il 1 h-ve never known of a him I er trust. I Would Close His Mills. I Mr Fordnev declared that there had I been ? v?rv marked downward ten Ideucv"in ihe price of lumber durlnc the past twu .ears, and admitting him ' self :o he a lumber manufacturer, he J s a'd if the duty on IsnuN-r should be ' taken off. his company wo 'Id clo?? i its raw mills with the rcrult that It- three hundred emplnves wo-'ld be thrown oui of work and the milis he k? >?? idle until hetter times lb- said in r> soonse to a question from Mr. Rarsdell. cf Louisiana that much of the rotnpla'nt of the present duly on lumber comes from regions fr?.m which : M the ttanoer ha? been i cm. ard which have I? en largely h?ni"fl ed b\ the Pinehy law Rich Men Ho'd'ng Out. i Mr. Fordnev ad:nitt.-d that niest of I the :..!_. timber tracts are owned !'\ men of nt?aiis who. he -ail. eould ' not dl-rose of it until they could ge' I th< r prices for It V- Forrin. < provoked a rood deal ef ap-d- --e ?In ii he said hides Were put on the free list cf he Payne bill a ? ie.-t bis ? arr>< ?-: p-o?. <?< I M- Fr'd??.- ?unke of d'-erlniina ? ?"??, o' cum la ijn.il t Arn.-rlean cl? I? ns. srd iif ?hat cinwriinti men t nr. i the maximum rnd minimum fent-re* of the I 111 end be -.?id. -h-, 'he heaven* above nr . I cor end we .luve a rieht to strike itarfc wh?n she I -Tike, Would Moist f.oMcn Out et. Te 'liOK the subject n< rotton Mr ! ^nrdn. ?a'd he would like to havi the tar on roem co.i? en h'eb hit no f. cou'd make a >hiri fo- ih- '? '. ? i 'be jjiai In M./si?siptii who prndarej raw roM^u tn addi'l >;i ?o that, be farnrcj s Ct:ty on lone staple cofon t>* a? 1 -?' gee et eiebt nnts r ton?d lo S"l|i on* ;b?? tndnsirx in the go I Ihlri, ? need, -t ' be ? V.i -?n.1 It i* m> ijirrii srl?b th?* ?m fore tht? WI .ircom?.? law tb?r?> will be ?now I (Conftnned on S^ond Pige ) TRADE AND INDUSTAIAL REPORTS ALL IRREGULAR Btadstieet's Also Report? Wage Re ductions Numerous, Especially in Iron and Allied Trades. < llv Associated Pres.? NEW YORK. Man Ii 2? lira.I street's lomotiow will say Weather, trtip and industrial '?? IKii'ts ai",> still Irit'itular, with iikii?* llinn ordinal? i|tllel in most lines. Who!.Mile trade fnln the effect ofj lat iff discus'i Ii und iineertalutle and while a tali business is lining ill' excess i f last year in nearly nil lines, dlsappoinlnirnl Is expressed at the. total volume i r ttiMle in the fir si quar.| ter. Buying from Jobbern la eon-! servative nod orders are num. rous, rather than large and of a between-1 season character at heat. Retail trade has been haui|x>red h> stormy wether but the approach of Easier Is' reflected in some Improvement do I muni, largely |n women* wear f11> | rlcs und materials Wage Reductions Numerous. Wage reductions are becoming more numerous, especially in the Iron and allied trades The coal trade Is iiulei east and west Dullness in the bituminous trade is affecting coal carrying road earnings. One of the | biggest industrial* in the country Is building and which Is reported ac.'Ive at all polnig with some improvement In demand f r lumber and material*. Tariff uncertaintly, however, affeel i lumber ns well as ether lines. Business failures in the Untied Ptati s for the week ending March L'.'i were 22?: against 221 last week mid -SS in the like week of 1908. I ANOTHER TO THE CHHR Fourth ol the PowHatan Murtterers to be Convicted. MOTHER INDICTMENT RETOUEB Judge Hundley's Court is Expediting Action Upon Cases Of Negroes Who Engaged in Skipwith.Johnson Kill? ing and Bitting. fBy Associated Press.* RICHMOND. VA.. March 26?Wil? liam Urown. the fourth of the alleged Powhatan ueitm murderers and "fire? bugs" argument in wnoae case wa.i c aehaded yesterday evening, wa< t-> day found guilty cT murder in the first degree, tae penalty for whleh is death In the electric chair. The grand Jury foaay brought in a true bill against John Br nn, a son of William, for murder. John Brown was Immediately plac? ed on trial and the hearing of testt 'mony. which is practically the same as that in the prcvioua trials, was begun. The jury in the case cf William Br- wn was cut only twenty minutes, bringing in a veraict sending him to the electric enair along with three others wh > have jjeon tried. Brown'* ?econd Trial. This was Brown's second trial the first for the mnrtter of Johnson, hav? ing waited la a verdict of Heartees years In the penitentiary, owing 10 a misunderstanding on" the i>art ot 'he Jnr.rs as t> h- Instruction*. The s. nl' tu ? -ending Br wn to the chair Is for the niurd? r of Mrs Sktr> with. TV rases of twn women and four men. charged wiih < om jdicit y in tbe erimo a*?* yet to I*- ?!? :>.?>. .1 of. Women Will be Spared. If is announced that 'he case.i against the women will Ik- nofle prowquied. they- having pnved \alua. ble w itness a Kr the Bute and 'he remaining four men probably will get ponifei.,iary sontftiri n instead of 'he ebatr Pa my Taylor, on., of ihr we.m?n. f' 'i- h h? r e\'d.-nco on the wltncs"! stand, has sent her father busbni. i und brother to the electric c*"alr. and ah? mast ye* teat if) against two :a?r br--hrrs wbr? are eharjred wltb cajiital i tT' nsr? in eonneotion with the m trd- r ind bttrrti-g. and wkt will m *t probably g.? t.i 'h.- p. nitentt* v. should the. escape the chair 1 ge resMialag cases wtH he heard at -be Ma; t?m of eo?rt. Rocke'e'ler in Virginia. RH'HMOND VA . V*rch 2?. ? John *? I ' ? ? f? ? ' ?? bo ' ? I* ? n ????? n t Ing the sinter In An? -da. Oa., arr.red !tere ">i.tr H's ea. was frit oaT here, ard teo hour* later, became of the htek of heat he y.-.ca'id it and went - hoM H? anj bis psrty left tonight for mm springs THE WEATHER. ftcreaaing cloudiness and ?armer Saturday. probably howeis Sunday; moderate to risk south winds. PRICE TWO CENTS CANAL WORK IS GOING ON SATISFACTORILY Chairman Goethals of Isthmien Canal Commission Bolia.es lock Type is Preferable. ORIGINALLY FAVORED SEA LEVEL Explain! why He Changed His Mind ?Settling of Railroad Embankment . Has No Bearing Upon Canal Work? Knows of Nothing of a Discouraging Nature. (By Associated Press.) Washington, i> c. varch t*-? dtnirnia? Got-thiils. of the Isthmian Canal Commission, who in about to return t<> Panama, raid today that the three hundred feet of embank? ment of the rebuilt Panama railroad line which yesterday's dlspntcnes sta? tt d ha.l settled about thirty feet, was a mile and a bntf from the Gatum dam. and therefore has no direct a place where the road Is being con strnctlon of that portion of the eanat waterway. The settling occurred at. ;t place where the road is beln con? tracted over the swamp. The road Is In ing raised front a height of six feet to l?r> feet above Sea level. "Unless there is some unforscen difficulty. such as labor trotil/o or an epidem'c of some kind. I feel con- . fldrnt that the canal wdll be opened by January 1. 1U15." said Colonel Goetbals today. Observation Changed His Views. I was originally an advocate of a tea level canal at Panama. Th*tt was at a time when I formed 'mir*' judgment upon what seemed to bo the demand of commerce and from general Information coneern'ng condi? tions that would be encountered. Go? lm: to the -stimm? about two years ago observation and a careful study convinced roe ahat the constryct'on of a f?a level canal would involve ex penre ro great as to make It imorae ticable, and at the Fame time would reeult less satisfactorily because of difficulties connected with its mante aance. R?- rfall a Contiderafon. "S'nee that lime everything that has come to mv attention hsa * n-ngfhened my belief in the advan? tages of a lox-k canal. In Ihe matter of drainage rlonc the sea kvel project involves such serous difficulty s? to make necessary p'ans entirely .-tifjfer eni from anv that have even l>cen for mulated. Prrjecfg in the oast have 'aken Into confiderst'on the control of the dire res river and other large str<*,m=\ b-?t nractleaMv ignored rrtanv rmsll waterwavs tbst one can step over at times but which I have seen swell within a .-ohnie of hours to torrents IS or 16 fee; deen. The h< ivy rainfrll on the <?thmus makea ?ach one nf these waterways of the utmo?t importance. "If they rbonlj he allowed to flow into the canal, crrents would cre? ated making navijrit'on impossible ar tim? ?>. A taree amount of maternl wo-'ld be washed Into the canal nrism creating bars that would have to be dredged out. Lake to Receive Suro'uv "The lock nroiect on the other hand includ<s provision fcr an enormous like in'o whirh all these surnlus waters" rtn flow without endangering the .anal it elf." Colonel Goethals dorltirrd iha* re roris of ens:neerine .'iffbulties that would r- met on the I'thmno have fren?entt\ been grotty < -vacceratel. "Then is net ? r in tie thine fn ran. ceetlon with the lock ran?I.* he ?a:d. "that can lie cai'ed nncs -al beyond the question of m-U'r-'tude. Fnc neera liave performed similar work else? where. Thenr are no don hi Mil pron i in- If I knew ef anriMne; thst Uiieh: ^?opard'zn th- s ab;lit> of this work after its completion or m-kr doubtful |is nseceorfni cons-: met ion 1 woal.-t.snake a reprci on if. but there i- notrine of that kind." Pr?sident Tat today n told Colonel Go< tbs's that if the arrest wa'*rway on lie rompb-tfd It ftie Close of |f?n he wanted lo See that fest arcom'dished. r?!onei thonch not h-nk Ing If ]:ke!v of arconinllsbmertt. toll the pT. ld?n? he wo>'ld p .1 every f..we t,, work to cxix M'e matters to car- v ont the Pres'den "s order. Colone) G-?-ihaN I- ft Wa?fci*irtoo toda, and wilt nil from New Tor* for T.- nama tomorrow. Charges Dismissed. In -h i^ilrc- court ye*terda> Ai*of? a> Pierce, who have the contract for :>U'tlne drwn concrete curb and gut? ter In re-ini ei' n witb the new , ar irtc were arraigned no the rhi-ge of obstrocfins? *he street* witb pile* of cmshrd ?l:ne Tbc ehanre was d'S> nnwd. with tn understandiag that hereafte- the c?ty engineer shall direct the pi >ein? of material m the etresta.