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only newspaper published Newport New? that receives full nawa service of me A elated Press. VOL. XV. NO. 121. HAMPTON'S SON OF NAVAL FAME DEAD Captain J. Pembroke Jones Passes Away at Passa dena, Cal. INTERMENT WILL BE IN HIS NATIV? SOIL Noted Virginian War Oldest Survivor of Gracuate Officers of the United States Navy?Made Record in Con? federate Ranks in Command of Iron Clad "Raleigh." (Ry Associated Press.) PASADKNA, CAL., May 25.?Cap tain John Pembroke Jones, the oldest graduate of the United States navaf* erademy at Annapolis and a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, died j at his home here today. He was born in Virginia, in 1S2."> and was t gtaduatcd from Annapolis naval academy in 1K47. He participated in | the siege of Iiucua Vista as a midship man. Executive Officer of Merrimac. At the outbreak of the civil war he; Joined the Confederacy, in the battle [ between the Monitor and the Merri-j mac, Jones was executive officer of i Hu Merriinac. Captaifl Jones was marriell ? three j times. His first wife was Miss Jane j Vance London, of North Carolina, j hhe died soon after the birth of Pem? broke Jones, now of New York. The second wife was Miss Mary Willis, of Savannah. Oa., who died soon after the birth of a i-on. Kd ward Jones Willis, of Richmond. Va. lie took the name of his maternal] grandfather at the request of the grand parents. The third wife was Miss Georgia Newton, of Norfolk, Va., who sur v ives. Three sisters live in Warwick coun? ty. Va., and a brother, Colonel 'I homas M. Jones, is in ITescott, Ariz. Known as "Paul" Jones. \Y 11.Ml.\<; TON. N. C. May 2".-Cap? tain J. Pembokc Jones*, an old and honored citizen of Wilmington, who died this morning at Passadena, Cal.. affectionately known in the old navy as "Paul" Jones, was bom at Hamp? ton. Va.. at the old family seat, in the year of ls26. # He was the oldest survivor of tho graduate officers of the United States navy, which he joined at an early age. having Miti-eipioiit|y. to his first train? ing at sea. finished his education at Annapolis, about 1ML",. He served also at the academy as an instruc? tor. In MSI he was third in command r>l the United States surveying schooner "Gallatin." In 1S.*>3 his zeal and preseverance. while in command ot the United States sailing vessel "Crawforu." u|>on obtaining with Maf htt an l Craven, one of the most in? teresting hydropgraphlc results ever accomplished in the service, was especially complimented by Superin? tendent lisch in his dispatches. Enlistee With Confederates. At the outbreak of the ?rar between ihe states, he wa* on naval service on the west const of, Africa, and. having ccen sent home with official dis pstches. he and many others of his distinguished compatriots, composinr. 'n part, the flower of the old navy, re linrpiishrd the certainty of promotion ?o the rank of admiral (to which ?->roe of those whom they had out? ranked Miccecded i in order that they might serve their native state in any ?hnrsctrr to which they were called. Captain Jones suhacrptently com? manded the Confederate iron clad ram "Raleigh." with which be at? tacked snd put to flight the whole blockading squadron off Cape Pear, in ltd*. He served under i'nmmnd'V" Tatnall in the defense of Savannah snd was latrr pi wed in command cf the iron clad battery ??Georgia." Accepts Flattering Offer. At the rinwe of hostilities be ac rented a Satieting offer of the Argen tine republic to undertake important torpedo work, which he pcrfoi aa?d with credit to himself and the pro tesrlon which he served. He retired to private life in Vir einis and afterwards removed to Call fnrata. where be passed in comfort red happiness the remainder of his days Ilk. third marriage oc-urred a' Hamp'ti Va* shout 1". years ago to. Mia* Newton, sister of the late Gcw rral lohn Newton, chief of the corps of engineers. U. S. A., who survives r m also two a rasa. Pent broke Joe eg. of Wilmlnrton ana New Yrtrk. and Kdward J. Willis, of Ricbwwmd. Va. ^rVf" H ft 'D Wf% tjmffwl. rapt''" J rVanbortnw Jone? www, widely known rhrnnarhnut T He water VrrffJwfct He Ireed la Warwl-k rwwav t) w here ihres* of hi* wlsterm. Mrs. fsgssste Harry and Mus*-? I .wry and jUltte Jewwa www r?w*a> Taw we-ws of the death wf ?"e dlfTJIsraeldi???d s-t er an was received by has staters yea #, t\tk ? ???r'itfa-r *-phI sTrf**r tu fWwi' J ?d fcs that calf/ by Mrs t B U atbwa den, on Foily seventh street, who is a niece of the captain. Funeral in Hampton. The bed) is to he brought to llanip ton for burial. The services will be ?heul in ???! St. .lohn m Kplscoi>al church ami Interment will be made in the family lot in/the church > mm\ All .rangenienUi lor the f meral have not U-eii c< ni|i|eted. Captain .lotus was the executive officer of the. famous Confederate ironclad Virginia, familiarly ktiown an the " Merrlmac." He fought on the Virginia during !ier memorable eu gagt'ineiit with the ledcril Monitor off Sewall's Point and rctnaiiKd with the C> hf.dcruto irouelad 'until she wju blown mm at Pintiei's Point. HOTEL CHAMPLAIN BURNED. Loss in New York Catastrophe Amounts to $300,000. illy A mm. .elated ITess.) ALBANY. N. Y., May 23.?The Hotel Chain plain, at ill iff Point, N Y., on I/ake Cli 1 mplaiu, one of the lai-est nd linesi hoteU in northern New York. was. destroyed by Are ?>t unknown origin ia'ly today, entailing a loss of $30?i,0iin. The hotel, which was insured for $J.:::..??., was owned by the Delaware & Hudson Railway Company. No live*; were lost as the hotel hod not yet been opened for the season. The fire broke out shortly before two o'clock this morning and soon tie. stroyej the immense note1 and annex. ON WAY TO WASHINGTON. Party joins Louisiana Delegation at Atlanta. ATLANTA. CA.. May 25?The Louisiana debga'ion to Washington, consisting of the governor, the may? ors of a dozen cities and the entire state legislature, i>a.ssed through At? lanta this morning. They are going to ask the house committee on foreign affairs to seb-ct New Orleans as the site for the intern-itional exposition, which will celebrate the opening ot the l?anama canal in 191.". (The delegation was joined here by a committee Trc-m the local chamber of romraeroc. They expect to reach Washington Thursday evening and present tlreir claims Friday. VISITS IJ?EEN MOFHEfl Mrs. Roosevelt at English Pal? ace With Alexandra. COLONEl MEETS HUNTERS Former President of United States Has Busy Day in London Receiving I ?Royal Society Elects ? Him Life] Member. ntr AstMsfafed Pr???.) LONDON. May 2-V Mrs. Roosevelt] sjient an hour or more today in the company of the queen mother Alex? andra, while the cx-president rcceiyed ] 1 deputation from the British gr-mp] of the intcri-arliamentary union. This wa*. composed of I.ord Weardale. T. P. O'Connor. Sir Kdward Sasson. and Arthur H (Tossficld. M. P.. who pre? sented him with an address setting forth the aims of the union and the hopes of the British group f-rr univer? sal peace. Mr. Roosevelt in reply expressed j his sympathy with the cause repre- j entcd by h's visitors. He spoke ?.rieffy, as his throat is till bothering dim somewhat, and his voice is not j normal. Society Makes Him Member. The Royal Society of Ans today > lected Mr Ko.se-.rlt a life memlier. The first American member of the society wa? Benjaimn Franklin. Mr. Roosevelt began the day by breakfasting with Sir Kdward Grey, lorrian secretary. Then w%h R. J. Cunningham. \a -??<? A. Tarltnn. of Naironi. and Seth Bullock, he pro? ceeded to the Zoo. Other visitors learning of Mr. Roosevelt's presence, soon trathered around, but kept at a respectful distance. Several big came hunters, whom the former pre.?-.irnt met In Africa. Joined him a: lunch at Lieutenant Colonel lx< > A committee from the Hamilton Club of Chicago, before which Mr. Roosevelt will make an address, paid their respects today. Among his African callers we-e I^Wd Avebnry. Rodvsr I Kipling and several aicmbers of the house of com Mrs. Rooeevslt a ViaR. Mrs. R oner ?elf? call was made at the sncgesiioti of her majesty, who when she received Mr. Riwtarvelt ?esterdsy rxpre.ned the hone 'hs it see the Mrs. RoosvrTrlt remained fcr more than sr. bier at th" palaer snd tbe eon versa 1 mn he* ween the two had a ? tdc range The ?ri?een next, er ?a? created in her visitor'.-, f the place '-' -i.-cd h ? nnvw la the life of tV CaPed RlStea TW tna Jest t also Inewlrcl ahniif Mrs Rone? seit'a JoertteT te the Sudan to meet hwr bleibend so* Hi tewed, wttb evident pleaau'r. to the related. ? NEWPORT r RULING HEEDED H0T= BOAT IS SEARCHED In Dofianc,eNicarap,uan Soldi ers Board Schooner Flying Stars and Stripes. PR?MPt AC1ION IN MATTER IS EXPECTED Some Movement is Looktd for From Other American Ships Cruising Off Bluefields? Fighting Between Gov? ernment and Rebel Forces Outside Continues Without Results. ffty Asset la ted Press.) BLI' KF1KLI >S. May 25.?A Nicarag , uan lorcc from the gunboat Venus today boatded and searched the : American schooner BtftM rzo, flying the stars and stripes. The actioon was in defiance of a rulin.t frun Washington, that the Venus had for feited her right of search. Following the search of the Vcnua. 1 the other Nicaraguan gunboat, isan .lacinto. was apprisaching the Bjtus> l t:elds bluff. The American gunboats ; Paducah and Dcbiuiue were cniisinv oft illuelields and it was expected t here this afternoon their command) rs would lake prompt action. The fighting outside Bluolields esnV tiiiues without definite results. '?*horiii:hout yesterday thy battle waged without decided advantage to either side. General Lara, of the Nicaragua!! covernment army, seeking a position I near the city, was repulsed by Gen? eral K?trad;t's artillery and sustained .small losses. The situation at Rama reuia'.us un? changed. General Mena. insurgent. :s checking every move made by General Ohavarria, who has directed his slrength against Rama unsuccessful? ly. The government troo|>s, landed tront the Venus, occupy a i?osition on the coast, but have as yet made r.o definite movement. It is t"Wassili that they will eJtaV tack the Mluff from an inland |M>siiion. or make a uctour and cut the insurgent com? munication between Hlueticlds ani Kama. The insurgents" strength in this city has been increased by the en? listment of 1.. volunteers. So far General Kstrada has sustained no losses among his forces in this city. FOUND FOGETHER ^ FATALLY WOUNDED Philadelphia Married Man and Single ?Vornan Mys? teriously Shot. Ihv Aasoriatwt tress.1 IMIILAHKI.I'IIIA. PA.. May J.5.? Miss Mary Klumpt., aced :t* years, a checker in the kitchen of the hotel Rlttenhoiise here, and who is ?aid to l.ave wealthy rt-Iativr.s in Washington. D. C. and John McGovern. a inatTicd man. who was formerly employed as a j antrvman at the same hotel, were found dying late this afwrn ?on In a furnished room, where they bad gone last night. The woman had two bul let wounds in her breast and died fhortly after her removal to a hospital. The man had been shoi three times ia the chert and the phy? sicians say he cannot r? c-iver. The couple were lying face lo lace on the bed. with an empty re? volver between them, when the other fwnuMuits of the h-me rushed to the room, attracted by the sound of five f istol shots. The police are puzzled to know who did the shooting. There were jiowder marks on the man's bodv. but there were none on the woman. In a statement mtde dur? ing a period of consciousness at the hospital, according in the police. Mc? Govern said the woman had shot him h?-?aiise he ?as a married man. McGovern lived with his wife here. He came here from Buffalo about thr?-c monfbs aco and said that he oritinally came from Boston. The womai b'^r a goo?l reputation CHILDREN ON DECREASE Frederic*Iburg Censw? Snosrs Leas Number of School A sc. rTUCDBJtirKRBITRG Mav 25 - Great rurpriae Is esprvssrd here over t*te result of the schord census, srhk a has Just been complete., N'?i onir din Fr.-dcr;'kshurs to) ?h"W the in crease exrs-e'ed. but 'he returns show an actual falling off in the s- htm! pnpulai inn. Owing the h.ii..|in? s't;?ity Inr Ina the past tire ve-srs it was rtnrc ?dj a snhrtantksl iiwrense would be h'"?n ??" ' .is?i- --f t'c. I ? , rsmsits however shows a school nopu lation d I ItT. which i- Tfc less than the srlsool population shown by the census of IW... Ii kt utimmH ihn? in* r<*verrimeat e?s)as.. - v.? FredVrtrk-bi.rs as having a total nwpn ?KWr, VA.. TIILKSD. INVENTOR DIES. University cf Pennsylvania Professor Passes Away. Uly AMHKMte.l Pivoai PHII.AUhT.PHlA, PA Msj tS Georg? Frederick, Barker, emeritus professor <>i physics at t?, i'ui?.ep?it> of Pemis.iUaliin, und an inventor of scientific .pparatua di<M today. aged 70 years. Ptvlosj-or Barker was born In Charlcstowii. Mjss., and ?as giadu med fron the ?s*ffle>id Scientific School, Yale, in UM It is saw bo aus the tit si man! ever to make a tsfcaoV.cal f aljiM otj dead bodies. PRESBYTERIANS PLAIN ON INFANT ELECTION Lewisburg Body Also Deals With the Prohibition Question, i rty . cress.) I.KWISHURG. W. VA Ma> Standing by the presbytery of North Alabama, in its d< < :'ration for the prohibition amendment to the state constitution, sending doark to the' presbyteries for approval a new SSm prersloti on infant salvation and in I transacting a barge amount of other basincss. the gener.T ssembly of tht^ Southern ptesbyterian church today made great headway. The rapid' progress practically assures adjoin n-' menl tomorrow. OaJ] by the Khrrwde-t minaccmvtit .fid the convention ascspe what prob? ably have Iieen a bitter debate on the complaint of Kev. W. I. Sitinot. against the presbytery of North Ala-| bann, for approving p prohibition amendment at issue !n a |Killtical mnipaign. The comm^sion n-cord ed that the presbytery acted on the belief that It was pl:ced in pre? judicial light by ^he press of the state, ami'unclng that Mr. Sin not, its stated clerk, was opiswd to prohibi? tion. " Your commission, it. voting not to sustain," raid the majority report, signed by fourteen members, "did not mean to recede from or compro? mise the principle of noninter-osnion in civil affaits or affairs that con coined the commonwealth. but to leave c; r courts free as to the mode of dealing with a gigantic sat ral evil which mode, in this c;se, was tne urging tijion our people In the State of Alahaaao, to rote ft>r constitutional prohibition." The minority rc|s>rt. ? signed by seven, held that the presbyU'ry should have bei n eon tent merelv with dis? avowing Mr. Sinnot's views. The majority tcport ?a, approved. The report on mending "the etc-t infant clau-e" of the confession so as to eradicate any doubt that the church belit ved .that Infants are not elected w disposed of as. quickly, de! fte Irciiu crowded out. LOSSll?olORSE IIP BEFORE CONGRESS Texas Citizens Ask for Re? lief of Tariff Tax Duties. e ?? I fir A >cU tea null i WASHINGTON, lt. C. May The d;giiifie<i * \ , and m- com mittee of the bo rat, wbi~b dealt, only with the tariff and other Important subjects. t< day i.ad to take up and consider rerbu-lv the qur.-ition of a horse, which ?ed In Texas. NoUiiag lees than th< P.i> re A hi i ich tariff law forced the ,-omm ittee to go into t*e question. ?> lot hi nth the merits of this much discussed li.eaoure were in no way Involved Two "Texan uti/ens import?d a t-boded horae f?>r show pnrposws. and gave bond tr the federal government tor the anin: "Pi t?Tom to Meafco within a rear in r?rder to avoid |?aying tariff d 'tj.< .1: posted by the law; the horse anf'T' luately di< .1 and the owners i.at'irail? were unahte to r? turn him to \t- v. leaving rheni Ii ?ble. nil' - tr? ? bond, for the tariff Nim I Rentes" r.tstiv. StadJSh. Of Tens, la 'rodmed a bill f"r their rHw f and !the> wrys and m--?s* ewaasalttee today [?eptrrted it favorably to the h"Ujd> I lle^rrwewtativc Chaaap fTwrk, too mim Ott lend-r. and taw'twlw I of the c.mnv' t?v ?!"! not mir? the oppor? tune to say that he conwitevd tlw whole Payne-AMrich rvrlff taw -very aawh of a dead boss* ow the earns try ~ alias Htrr.Tijs Waats Today. N?T\V M'l.K Mav 2". -Uta? Marr Hammsn 4a.iri.?"r of the late K H. Marniwan and hnrwss to pan of ow* of Aaterlrw* creatawt fweinwi s. Witt be married totr-irrn* ha OtagV* t'?r? km*? of i.'.ksJo. Mr. Rwaaaev tat a of goto. ? AY. MAY 20 HHP CONFESSION WOULD RATTLEDEADBONES Pardoned Convict Testifies in Case Against Sugar Refin? ing Company. RELATES WHY HE DIDN'T FIRST TELL THE 1RU1H Oliver Spitzer Says He Did Not Care to Go to the Cemetery With Hi?| Story? Admit? Now Having Acted | the Fool in Perjuring HimeeH?! Young Lady Stenographer Testifies. I city ssssisslss1 it??*.) NKW YdllK. May ?, Oliver Spit ?nT, feSaief Superintendent of the docks Bf the American Sugar Kelluin ?? Company, In Willlamshurg. tllrook lyni who recently was paruoiied from I Mm penitentiary by President Taft, explained today why he did int com teas during the trial which ended' I .asi February, with his being setitcn, | cd to two years at Atlanta. Such t I i onfession, he declared on the stand! today, would "have carried him to a cemetery." In other words, he would I have implicated a dead man?Henry ! ?>. Havetneyer. late hea I of (he sugar i trusL j Spitze- was under cross examination j by the defense at the trial of Charles III. Heike, secretary -treasurer of the American Sugar Refining Company. I who. with live subordinates, is charg I cd with conspiracy to defraud the I government by iinderwelgliiiig sugar. Eased His Conscience. He gave his direct testimony for I the prosecution on Monday. He re 1 peated that mm had made his confes I sion not with the hoi*, of a pardon. , but to ease his conscience and. added [ that after hla convict inn. his at? torneys, now apearing for several of I the defendants, had urged him tp tell j all he knew t "What did you say when auvlsed I to confess?" asked Clarence Lcxow. I ;or the defense. "I said the only confession I can j make wili carry mm into a cemetery .nut Mr. Stimson. the governmein I prosi cutor. docs n ?t want that." ? "You are referring to Henry O. Havetneyer0" asked the lawyer. I "Yes. 1 am." ans wer? I Spitzer. Talks More Freely. This closed the court incident, but Spnzer talked more freely after lcav | ing the stand. He said he had met H. O. Havemeyer two or three times. and that Krmst W. Gerbracht. former i refinery suiierintf ndent. another of j the defendants, had made his repor's ! direct to Mr. Havemeyer. The frauds ! he Insisted, bad beeun before his ? time, although he worked on the docks twenty nine years. He admitted that the steel springs, used to maniplate the scales on the docks, were his in? vention. "\\hi did you not tell the truth I .n the first place?" he was asked. "Kvery time I look in a mirror 1 j see*- a damn fool." was the answer. ? I was a firnl not to do it. but I was i ashamed to let anyone know that I I did these things. My credit was I good; 1 did not get anything and I did not want i* oplc to know that I ! was fool enough to do these thing* I for nothing. I got nothing out of it. j "Another reason why I committed j perjury, was because I thought nolh I ing could hap|*en to the sugar trust, j We all thoucht the trust *As so strong I that the government could not do j anything with it. Young Lady Testifies, j Asi''e from Spitzer s < onf? sslon. ! the government attaches most imoort J anec in its cause to the ttsfimany j zlren today by Miss Vtola C. Mc-r ' tens, a stenographer employid by the I imar company. She said that she I made three copies of the so-called technical statemm'.. concerning suear '? welahts which have disappeared, and j that one copy went to Heike and j another to Gerbracht. ; The government has < icbt or ten I witnesses, wbn. it is said, will re ' ceive these statenwaVs. They srlll be : put on the ..rand t-ream-row and Mr. ; Stimson will then rest the prosci'ion. He expects to eine? bis case by noon. "GOLDEN RULE7' POLICE CHIEF ISJOSPEflOED Grave Charges are Lodged Against Cleveland, Ohio, Officer. iIvy a?tinted Pres?) i F\ Kl AMI 'Mil". Ms? - (Vf e' I- Fr< derkr-S Kohl?w I known tbronsraowt the i nnsjtry an taw ; a?.w.-n mie" ehW. and mad-si h? ' I'rerkb at KrsHw-ve'i *? the heal CfeMC of police ha the rouctr?. was ?naprnd led t. day hy Mayor Bs?tsr. aw csrsfgws 'of gross ksssnmasity, hilwG a! drunk |ena?s% aad aHaohwdienn- of order. Fa es* The tentative time ?>f Tuesday haa i Ms] >et tor Ilia Irtml by (he civil vie- c?niuii*?ioii and slalciiiciiU by Rubier and hbt attu-sei.i today laillit to tile dcvolpnicuts of conation U ten, tim? ny, ?ht. li ma> Involve many ol tho city'., i>m intio'iit in,11 Mr. Kihlei haa Intimated tint ho Intends to IlKht the ?-bargen Hg'ln.,< I:.in to u finish and that If he Is dl grsccd. he will not be the only one to fall. ?These charges aie the wirk of MM same crowd of chat n-ter sniitoliois, trau' robbers and blackmailers, who have been atter Bet for yesr*,'" ex? claimed Kohlei lie wns . ;.|>< inted chief lu 1!??M and ?-?nee that time bai attracte?! nttionil atontion by bis imi|U-y <?f 'he ' golden j tili-." Ilrielly. this | olli > was that iii tile ea-e el minor offen es. such -hi ilitoxicatii ii ?: disorderly conduct, it aas better.to admonish the offender and persuade him to go home than to arrest him Ills snsnaskssafel have accused him of bnVvttaf, lucre 't ed criui inalitv by this ixiltcy. NEEDS OVERHAULING Senator laFollette Speaks in Support of Cummins Arne n d ment to Railroad Bill. ftty aaaasssAfcll Prose. 1 \\'ASHIm;TOM, D. C, May H llefore th. Interstate Comineree INim m is ..ion i n liecon.fTo-the It will he i ei c> sarv to equip it mu -h mm e thoroughly th .11 it is at nrnasdjl aajnaa> ? ped, said Senator laiKollette in the 'senate today In the co-irtu* of a six-etih. which consumed practloali> i the entire session. He went to the extent of declaring Inecee.sary a revision 6f the hiw and the recon?t ruction of tin commission and i iid that the country should be divided into districts, in charge of, k sub-commission, to insure an ?-ffoctlVc set vice. HANDS OFFTeE statues Illinois Post, G. A. R., Refuses] to Act on Ma'ter. IATTACK RECEIVES SETBACK! Resolution of Chicago Colonel Asking Removal from Hall of Fame is Laid on the table as Ill-advised in! Executive Session. f?r Ass.-ei-tea l-fH.i KIIKKlflltT. ILI.S. May lt.?At an | icx'cuiive session of the d'-partm.-ntj of Illinois, O. A. R.. here tixlay, a rea dution M Cokmel Jasjier p. Marling, Columbia Post, Chicago, celling upon President Taft to take ?uch step*, as he may deem best, to remove the ?tatin- of QSjMeal Robert E. Lee trom th, nation's hall of f toe at Washin? ton. and to n turn it to the custody of the SJjte of Virginia, was laid on the table as ill advised. The resolution declared that mtti statue h, destructive and demoi bring to the teaching of true patriotism if allowed to stand in that pautlbcon dedic ted to the preserver:! land not the destrovers of this repub-j lie I The recommendation o.' the commit |t.-e that no action be taken at the ipreessnt encampm-wt. rtsstffe to the ll>ee st-tne. was ?TKurred Id by the CAUCUS ON POSTAL BANK I Republicans Fad to Reach Agreement and Adjourn. Tty Assort.-!ted Press.) WASHINGTON, I? C May S Tb? caucus of the Republican I her of the boos.- It was earls s*? I parent that no agreement could bei r>-r-hed at the first sessdoa. and rt was predicted that the catena smwhJ e?tr-nd orrr two or three nights. PT"?c tioa'ly si1 of tho chasstcs considered in thr bill fnn'sht related to pawssss oioay Th" c?u<~ ? sill he rssoaaed at a O clock t ?<!!??? row erenirra German Synod Meets in Richmond. < e? Aae-?-'*<*4 fnssi KsHMOBJD VA May aw, The twea ir seven i h annnal conference of the German Kvangeti?-?i Svnnn* of North. Asserk-a. which represents I be Anrefi ? an latuahtrr chur< h of the staaa. ? nr. h rsf Praasam. began Its srsswsna !at St. ddaat'a German Kvangeircal church here teasay n srW costtJasat I 'Sbtly genii neat M mday Hi I THE WEATHER. Ir Thursday, preceded by ere; Friday fair; light iwett wind?. PKK K TWO UKNTfa MOT 15 SEl^AT^LIBERTY Atlantic City Man Charged With Murdering Jam* Adams is Acquitted. .EAVES :OURT RUOM IN COMPANY OF BRJ1 HER After Deliberating Five Hour*, the Jury Return? a Verdict of Not Guilty, Ending Last Chapter In Tragic Occurance Off Million Dol? lar Pier at the Famous Resort. IWy Associated Fr?-??.? MAYS LANDING, N. J.. May 85.? Willium Seylcr, charged with Hie mur? der of Jan.- Adams, on the million dollar pier at Atlantic City last Fein ruary, was tonight acquitted. The :ury was out little more than live hours. S The ixurt room was crowded when the Jury returned at Hi o'clock and 11 nib-re., its verdict, hundreds of |>eo pie from Atlantic City and other parts of the county, uavinir waited all Steal lag tor news from the Jury ro>m. When the verdict was announced there was a cheer from a |K>rilon of the crowd, which was quickly siletic fled by Judgo Trenchard. IBrothers Leave Together. Se>! r fairly leaped at his counsel when he realized that he was attain a Dee man. After greeting Iiis coun t-cl. he walked over to the jurymen and shook hands with each of them, at the same time warmly expressing his thanks. The crowd In the court room pressed forward and the acquitted man held an Impromptu reception. After the stir was over Orvis Seyter, William's brother, who had been held as a witness, was formally dlat&anwg** ed, and the two brothers immediate? ly lei: the court house and took a train for Atlantic City. William Sevler's wife returned to Allan)ic City before the jury came in. Seylcr said he was never in doubt that 'he jury would free him. It was reported about the court house that the jury conridercd only two vciiiicts. Ilrst degree murder and acquittal. The Jury retired at i :45 o'clock this 'afternoon, x Prisoner on Stand. The feature of the closing day of the trial was the testim m. of the iTit'tuuT himself. His story was a complete denial of the charge of kill? ing the girl. Kdmund C. Gaskin, Sevler's counsel, arraigned the "third degree" methods of the jiolice and made a idea for the acquittal of bis client on the ground that no murder bad been proven, and if there was murder Jone, no evi? dence had lioon adduced to connect Seylcr with the crime. Child Causes Scene. As he was d ining his argument, the defendant's two-year-old daughter. Resale, ran to her father, crying: "I want to be with papa ' Prosecutor i; ddenburg was on bis feet In an instant objecting to what be said ty.a.- an attempt to influence the Jur> improperly. The prosecutor, urged a finding of guilty of murder ka the first degree, asserting vehement? ly thst the state had proved its case. Judge's Charge. Judge Trenchard. in his charge, re? viewed the case from the moment that tsne Adams left her home in company with Orvis Seylcr and later met Wit Ham Seyktr, who Joined them and 1 walked with them to the pier. He fold ! them that after listening m the tes? timony of the physicians .<:i. both i sides, the wound on lane Adam's head, tl.at they must determine whether it had been inflicted by a blow before or after death. ? "The defendant is corroborated ha 11? narrative by the testimony of hie hrotber. Orr is. lie is also rorrborated by eXaltrra. the engineer of the hotel, where he applied for work." stated the coon. Continuing. Judge Trenchard said that it remained for -he jury to -.c. idc .il-on the crcdthiliiv oi the wit nci.? He Informed the jTirrw.on that a deliberate taking of life, no dlffer tnoe how short the time for delibera? tion, made it murder m the first de? gree, it geyler attacked 'he girl and caused her death, be said, it was arar "er ta the Best decree. He toM the jurymen thst he cotild recall no eff deere ft show that the alleged r.rlie was asaawlaaghter. He warned ttse jwry thai a reasons Me eVmbt of the defendant's guilt entitled him to free Snavs Mettotf. Causes Floods. ' ?tv ewsxetatre Prwsat CHRISTIANA. Ma> 2 Th* eatra ordinary beat dwrtne the seeing Iba baa melted the snow en the) la the interior ehasgfag a of the lakes and river, 'ar h* the rweord establishing ka IS*A ?ituaftoa at eeveral psacwa ta al. ewoeciali* et I .iieai/oesoMsn. Skedamso. where 'hw atrsale away to the ftret 9oer eat smffsV