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JlBH?5fi?SOT*y WHOLE NUMBER, 16,197.
RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1003.
WttCE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OFUY'S NEWS.
WASHINGTON, March 23.-Forecasll
Vlrglna nnd North durollna-Fair, not
-_.wa.iV.Tuesday; Wednesday fall", fresh
The .early portlon of yesl.rdny was
marked by a contlnuatlon of heavy rnlns.
and tho tomporalure throughout lho day
"ontlnued hlgh. Al nlght the sklcs dear
ed. To-dny fair weather and not so warm
STATE OF THI. THERMOMETER.
? A. M.. "?
12 M. "
? P. M. ?
6 F. M.2]
i p ji .,,,. "J
_. mldnlght.j.?..? __
Averago .??????.; 031*3
Highest temperHturo yestorday. jW
Lowest tomporaturo yestorday. oo
M.an temperHturo yesterday.. "?
Normal loinperuture for Mnrch...... ?
D-parture froni normnl temperature M
Preclpltntlon dnrlng past 2' hours.. 1.01
(Maroh 21, l"w.*l.
Jjun rlses.?:M I IUGH T1DF..
fcun rots.h:2. I Morn ng.AM
Moon rl-e_'.'...3:3- I Evenlng..'L'3
? River rlses and flftoen feot of water
expoctPd hero UiIh ..ft~rtioon-Further
detalls of Sunday mornlng's llro?-bpnn
Ish wnr vetorans?Kunrfs for slrect im
rrovoment. dlvldcd; Mar.hnll Wnrd angry
st tho result?Commlsslon nio/.chanis
blll is practlcally kllled-Btand plpo to
be ereotod on tho Spoedway-Elks io
vlslt tlie Cotifedordlo Fnlr nnd g rl
FOldlors to drlll to-nlght-Movo io mako
Passenger and Powor .Company place
its wlres underground-Son of Mr.
Btophon f'utn-v hadly lnjured at WPpd
horrv Forest. So.hn.l-Argument- In. favor
of tho passage of lho Mann llquor blll??
Prohlbltlon fight hor" Pre'llt_lS^***T?-~?,?~
tournaniont begins?Cloyernor Mpntaguo
donlos remarks nttrlbutod to hlm at ban
,nuet In Now Vork?Dr. Georgo t.ooper
mav be called lo Phlladclphln-?-Senate. />
corislder tho revonue blll to-day?-cor
poratlon monsurc mado tlm speclal oiucr
fnr Thursday?Great demand. for unlm
prnved lots-A pecullnr frenk of llgnt
ninB-Mlnlstor woll known h-re to no
married-Co-eds lioycdtte d by tho young
mrn-<?Man nearly drowned arrested for
.oc|-ie_s drlvlng?Comlng ch.anges ln tho
Methodist Conference-LoOaUon of Bec
nnd Baptlst Church declded upon-Ro\.
Dr. W. V. Tudor llkely to retlre??Ar
rangoments for ihe anniversary of Jo.n
Wesley's blrth to bo mado tornlght--*
Dl. tlngulshed mnn In lecture at Unlon
Theologlcal Somlnary to-nlght-LpgtIH
itv of actlon of the Clty Councll dlsputcd
-i?Eorlo of EagloH ln. lituted?-Admlra
ble arrangement for lunch at tho Loco?
motlvo Works-The new Both Ahaba
Synagogue?Board of Aldermen meets
MANCHESTER?Funeral of Mr. Robort
Anderson Holt-Little chlld buried
Much-prtzed d>/_ lost-Body of James
Foster (colored) found ln the rlvor?
Marrlage of Mlss Bragg to-day in Amella
county-PostmiiRter Beattlc rocelves
? McKlhley certlflcates-A fruit supper ln
Marx's Addltion last evening-Mr. L. I .
Eastern Shoro Produco Exchango clects
Bsslstnnt goneral mnngcr-? Bertlo. ^tUc
llno mure. of.Wllliam C. West. of Onan?
cock. and hor spiendld colts-Arsci c
mine opened In Floyd: the only one ln tho.
country-Sharon Church. near Alexan?
drla. consecrated by Blshop Glbson?
Universlty team defeafs St. Albans 10 to l
-Negro charged wlth robblng German
sallors nt Nowport News to be trled by
countv authorltles?-Jveswlck; Club had
a stiff hunt on Saturday?_ork River
pound men com plain of poor catches of
jlsh-Mr.. J. D. Abbltt. married two
months ago on .a.'Seaboard traln noar
Suffolk. dies ln Phlladelphla-?Dr. S. B.
Bar-ham elected wlthout opposltlon to suc?
ceed XV, B. Clark In tho House from
Burry-?Candldatos for Stato senatorshlp
frnm Fredericksburg distrlct-Anxlcty
nt Petersburg ovor th6 blg rlse ln tho Ap?
pomattox?No wrecks reported at Isor
folk/bul rallroad trafflc ls susponded?
Threo bodles found lloatlng in tho rlvor
nt Norfolk aro Idontified-Proparatlons
Bt Norfolk for baso-ball?-Radford dam
broken by hlgh water-^'-"ht-year-Old
boy kllled.near Lynchburg hy hl*t-t.WglV0:
voar-old brother, wlio was hand Ing a ph,
tol-Base-ball league, conslstlng of
Greensboro. . Danvllle, ^xnphburg r o ndl
Roanoko. Is formed. S?tnh.aT7~?? !n~i.
B. DiUon in Sallsbury; N C: Mlss.Annlo,
Buck in Roanoko;- Mrs. Margaret .Slsson
ln Alexandrla: Joseph N. Hmdlcy at
Leatherwood; John Portcriicld In Staun?
ton. ' ? _ ' ' ? '
' NORTH CAROLINA. ,
?Erno'st Haywood is indictcd it-.Ralelgh
tor the muVder of Ludlow SWuiier
Greensboro Is soon to .have a *100,0C<) hos
r.Hai?-~tnto Audubon , Socloty organlzed
Bt Greensboro and offloers elected-? Seri?
ous damage' to mllls and farms by hlgh
?!a,. ;L_Tho "?Kro Broadnax to bo trled
at Reldsvlllo wlthout delay for thej mur?
der of Blalr-Governor sets Apri13th
as thn tlmo of speclal torm?-Hat erns
nenplo alarmod fo'r. fear tho 400 foot Do
Forest wlrolcs- tejography rnnst will f.il
,,,.;" ? storm-_.Negro laboror knocked
na^umbe. "raln near Woldon by llght
,Ka--s!rfHn Mt. Ollvo postofflce is
dynamlted and 1200 stolen.
Mrs Rurdlck. put through scarolilng In
hulry'on witness stand. c9nfC8s.es thlngs
\XL?are d imnglng to her tdiarac er but
whlch havo thrown little. now llght 011 Uio
vhystorlous tragedy?l>nipnted mothor
kills hor four chlldren. sets tl re to hor
house and cuts her-own throat?-Advo?
cates of Judgo Allon B. Parker iro
pleased'nt. hls retlconco about the cam?
paign-Southorn's fast mail wrecked nnd
flroronn, engineer and a negro tramp kin
pfl-Thero Ib tnbo no compromise ln tlm
Fair mllllnns. and.lhe plalntlffs are sure
Of winning Ihelr nsse-Crltlcal stago ln
flood situation about Memphls has passed,
and tho danger is now botweon that clly
and New Orleans?. Vonozuolan Congress
decllnes to aceept. tho reslgnallon of Pres?
ldent Cnstrn-r-. Dean F~rrar, preaoher nnd
scholar, Is dead?T.he Chattanooga Hlver
is very hlgli and is stlll rlslng?News
that Mrs. Maybrlck Is to bo relensed noxt
vear has been confirmed?Stock ninrkpt.
was weak and uncertaln, nnd the closing
prices wero generally the lowest of tho
iav_?Serious rlot at Port of Spain. Trln
Idad; mob atiacks government hulldlngs
nnd Is fired upon by tho pollco?Sou
frlere vnlean" l^ agaln ncllve and is
thrnwihg out qunntities of lava and ashes
,_novolutlonlsts nre ln possesslon of lhe
citv nf San Dnmlngo-Senator Martin
wlll pass through thls clty 011 hls way tn
JiJs.Albomarlo home?Bennlngs race ho
can yesterday wlth a ,good crowd. b.iit th.a
Frack in a sea of mud-?Six men kllled
hy teri'lfic mine exploslon hi lllinols^?
Dentlst O'Brlen denles lhat ho rode on
tho samo wheel wlth the Prlncess or that
he taught her how to rldo a wheel at all.
MAN DIED YESTERDAY
(fljr Amoelated I'reps..
flHICAGO,,'lLI~, Maroh 23.-.Inmes II.
Mahler, ihe largest man iu Chlcago, If
pot In lho United States, Is dead. Ho
welghod 1S1 pounds, although hls helght
wa* only flvo foot ten Inches. Mr.Mah
Jer was tho prosldont of a medlcal ooiicp.ji
niid a dewendant nf a noble Gorman fam?
ily. Ho was so brond tliat lie could not
uso tlio elovated railwaya nor tlie lllinols
C~ntrnl Piilmrhan trfllns because' ho could
not pass Ihrough tho turnstlle.. Only
_urf_.ee cars havlng doitble slidlpg doors
could admlt him,' ..
Killed Her Four Chlldren
Then Cut Her Throat.
SET FIRE TO HOUSE
IN WHICH ALL WERE
Charred Remains All That
Was Found of Famlly.
HAD CRUSHED SKULL .
OF HER OWN OFFSPRING
Woman Had Previously Shown Signs
of Mental Dcrangement, but Had
Not Been Violent ?Accidental
Discovery of Flames Was
Means of Revealing the
i Diabolical Tragedy.
(n.r Awocl/itiyl Presi.)
BTCRBBIlXiK, MAJSS.. March 23.?A
frenzled mother In tho' little Hamlet of
Flsk'daie, after cuttlng off every means
of oscapo hy fastenlng wlndows and
doors, crushed in the heads of her four
llttlo chlldren to-day, threw thelr hodles
into a closet, scattered oil ovor them and
horself, and then, after sottlng all on
flro closed her awful work and her own
llfe by, cuttlng her throat.
It was Mrs. Peter Burke, the' wlfe of
a machlnist In an augur factory, who
commlttcd the fearful deed, and her vle?
tlms woro: Lllla, six years; Willlam, five
years*. l/oulse, one and one-half years,
and May Rost, five months, old rcspec
tlvely; , '_ '*'
That the woman had previously showed
*=lgns of mental dcrangement seems to he
admltted. but that lt should havo takon
such a violent form was net oven thought
of by her husband, now cdmpletely pros
trated. or.hc'r own rolatlves. The famlly
have llved Iii Flskdalo about a year and
a half, comlng thero from Worcester.
whllo Mrs. Burke Is a native of New
Hampshire, wlth relatlves nt Somers
worth. But for the accidental discovery,
of the f.re, the deed of the mother mlght
havo beon hldden forever from the world
by tlio destructlon of the house.
Two boys happened to ba passlng the
houso when thoy saw smoke comlng from
a wlndow. They burst ln the doors and
trled tn put the names out wlth buckota
of water. but It galned on them so /ast
that thoy wero obllged to run for help.
The nolghbors prevented the flames from
reachlng abovo tho ftrst floor. Up to that
tlmo no one know of-the tragedy, but
some one notlced that a closet door whlch
soemod to lio more charred than tlie rosi,
was open, and glanclng Insldo a blackon
cd mass was seen. Tn thls heap were the
bodles of Mrs. Burke and her four
chlldren. Tho fact that she killed thom
was not believed untll ono by one they
were taken out, and then it was seon
that everyono of the llttlo ones had Its
head spllt open, while tho causo of ihe
mother's death was seon ln tlio gaplng
wound ln her throat.
Just what chlld tho woman killed flrst
Is n matter of conjecture. but It seems
aa If the oldest, Lilla, met death flrst,
for It was her body that was at tho bot?
tom of tho pile. That of Wllllam, the next
eldest. was ahove hls slster, and then
camo that ot Uttle Loulso and flnally tho
baby. ,, .,
?Mrs', Burke must lhave dragged all the
chlldren lnto the closet and then takon
a bottlo of kerosene oil, poured lt upon
thelr clothing, about. the walls and then
As soon as tho flro was dlscovered ln
lils houso Burko was notlfled and arrlved
Just as tho bodles were found. He falnted
from the shock. Mrs. Burko was thlrty
four years of age.. Tho famlly frlonds say
tho unlon has always been a happy ono.
GENERAL MATOS SAYS
HE MAY END THE WAR
(Br A.soclatod Press.)
WUVjjT-MSTADT, CURACOA, March
.3.-General Matos, tho loader of the
Vone.uolan revolutionary movoment, who
SERIOUS RIOT AT
PORT OF SPAIN
Mob Attempts to Burn Gov?
ernment Bulldlng and Is
Flred on by Pollce.
(nj Ansoelstcl Pross.)
KINOSTON, BT. V1NCBNTS, March
33,-. A serlous rlot was in progress at
2:80 thls evenlng nt Port of Spaln, Trlnl
dad, according to a dlspatch Just re?
celvod from that clty. A mob sttempted
to burn the government bulldlngs thero
and tho pollce had .to nro on the rioters,
ktlllng or ' woundlng several of them,
The-Brltlsh crulser Pallas, at the tlme
Ihe dlspatch left, was landlng blue
Tlie rlot was due to the refuaal on the
pait of tho Bovornment to wlthdraw an
ordintuico .-onceriitng the now waUir
works, to protest ngalnst whlch several
publlo meotlngs had beon held. A demon
Btrutlon was niorle during to-day's meot?
lng of tho leglslatlve councll, and flnally
lho mob stonod the government bulldlngs
nnd spt llro to them. Tho rlot not was
rend snd tlio po|lco flred on the mob.
The clty Is in a stato of great exelto
ls hore, ncnt to-day the followlng cahlo
grfl.ni to Goneral R/imon Aynla, Vlne
ipronldont of Venozuela an.l presl-,
dent of CongreRs:
"Oenoral Castro has reslgned tlio presl
dency, condlsorlng thnt lils belng In
power rendors Imposslblo nll perice nnd
prosperlly'In Voh6.ttela. ir Congress wlll
ticcept lils ahdleatlon, 1 wlll protnlse you
to trso nll my Indtience wlth the cn.m
mnndors of tho revoiutlonar.v army to
put sn'lmmcdlnto end to the war."
DISCUSSED THE RACE
(By AKimrlntod frw.)
PHIT.ADEDPHIA, Mftr.h 23.-A confer?
ence wns held to-dny nt lho summer homo
nf 'P. A. B, Wldenor, nt Elkins, a suh
urb, In whlch .T. Plorpont Morgan wns
chlef flguro, Tho subject under dlf-cus
sion was the Internatlonal yacht raro be?
tween Blr Thomas Llploh's Blinmrock IIT.
nnd tho Amerloa's cup dopender, Re
llnnco. Nono of tho partles to tho con?
ference could ho Induced to say whnt
happonod. ft was sta.ted, howovor. thnt
buslness was not dlscussed, that yacntlng
affnlrs alono occupled tho attention of the
1NDICTMENT AGAINST ,
DR. KENNEDY DISMISSED
(Br AiWelalO'l PrniHi.)
NRW YORK, March .fl.-The Indlct?
mont ot murder im the flrst degree
ngalnst Dr, Samuel ,T. Kennedy, wna dls
mlssed to-dny. Dr. Konnedy was charged
wlth the murder of Dolllo Jtcynolds, 'ln
the G'rnnd Hotel. on August <S, 1R9S- Ken?
nedy was convicted and was ln tho death
house ln the Slng Slng prison for twenty
ono months. untll a new trlal wa-s order?
ed. On tho new trlal tho jury dlsagreed
and ho was released on half.
WILL GO ON
Mrs. Falr's Relatives Wtfl Not
Consent to a Compromise.
CAN ESTABLISH CLAIM
Their Attprneys ln Paris Are at Work
on the Question as to Whether Mr.
or Mrs. Fair Died First?Com
'. promise is Ridiculous.
(Spoclnl to Tbe Tlraes-Dlnpotch.)
MONTCT-AIR, N. ...March 23,-Thero
ls to bo no compromise In the suit ovor
tho Falr milllons. Several rcprosenta
tlves of tho Falr Interests -, have come
East to try and effect a compromise,
but they have learned dlreetly and In
directly that such a line of action |s
practlcally out of the questlon.
Mrs. I'alr's relatlves asscrt that wlth
the facts now ln thelr possesslon thero ls
not tho shadow of a doubt about thelr
belng able to establish thelr Just clalms
to tho blg estato. Mrs. Nelson, tho lato,
Mrs. Falr's mother, who Is recoverlng
from a severe illness, says the story of a
compromlso ls ridiculous,
Not Believed in Paris.
(Spoclnl to Tbo Tlmes-DlBpatch.)
PARIS, March 23.?Tho attorncys em?
ployed l.y the heirs. of Mrs. Charles Falr
to look lnto tho questlon whether Mr.
or Mrs. Falr dled first, profess to know
nothlng of tho report from San Franclsco
that un agreement had been reached.
The lawyers do not bellove that their
cllents wouid accept $250,000 /in settle
JUDGE WATKINS IS
TO BE DACK TO-DAY
Stato Senator Asa D. Watkins hns been
atisont from hls soat ln tlie Sonate cham?
ber for sovoral days. Many thought ho
was off attendlng court somowhoro, for
he ls a lawyer who has a'blg practlce.
Tho secret of his ahsenco leakod out last
nlght when ho tolographed a frleml that
a llttle strnnger-a glrl-had arrlved nt
hls house, and mother and chlld woro
dolng well. Ho sald he wouid ba ln Rich?
SAD SEQUEL OF A
(Speclal ro Tho Tlmos-Plspntrh.)
SUFFOLK, VA., March SS.-Mrs.. John
D. Abbltt, of Southampton oounty, dlod
to-day In Phlladelphia, aged thlrty-one
yen.rs. Thn doeeasod, a brlde of two
months, was married in the Pullman of
tho fast Seaboard Alr Line train between
Suffolk nnd Portsmouth. Sho was Mlss
l.lzzlo Leo Dpyor, a daughter of tho late
Colonol John J. Deyer, of Srnithampton
DR. GEO. COOPER
MAY BE CALLED
Sald That a Philadolphia
Cburch Has Its Eye on
It ls reported hero that thore ls llketl
hoorl of a call from a large Papllut
Chl roll ln Phlladelphiu to tho Rov. <loa\-ga
Cooper, D.D., pastor of the Flrst Church
^^CoaSer went to ri.llndolplila Sun
day to preach for tho aforosald phur<:h
nnd lt ls sald thut tho vlslt may mean
llil.iB.. lils pulplt horo wus fllled by Rr,
.lohn flnrdon. who |s supplylug for tho
Phlladelphia Cliur.m. Dr. Gordon loaches
in the qollega attacho.) to tho groat In
etitutlona) church of whlch tho liov. Uus
_oll Conwell ls the paetor, ^
??' f .
Old Italian Wants toDie
WAS INSURED BUT
GOT LITTLE MONEY
Wouid Not Have Pald for
Bunch of Bananas.
TOLD THAT HIS SON
GOT MONEY FROM POLICY
A Younger Man Was Examined; He
Signed Applicatlon and a Body Was
Gotten From Ihe Morgue and
Buried ? Lawyer Hurrying
' forDeposltion May Not
Arrlve ln Time.1
fBy AfRoclatod Press.)
PITTSBURG, PA., March .3.?Casslmlr
Clcehone, tho aged Itnllnn who was ar?
rested yestorday as one of tho prlclpals
In tho Now York Insurance frauds, la in n
dylng conditlon and may oxplro before
the Now York attorncys rcpresotitlng Ihe
Insurance companies can arrlve here to
tako hls dylng dlsposltlon.
To-day, througii nn inlerprotor. he
blamed hla son for gettlng hlm Into the
troublo, and told how tho fraud scheme
Ho sald hc was the keeper of a frult
stand In New /Tork several years ago,
when he was approached bynn Italian
named .'loo Ross, who wanted hlm .to
havo hls lifo insured. promlslng to moot
all expenses. Clcchono slgned tho appli?
catlon and says ho thought no moro of
the mattor "untll tlio detectlves camo
and told mo niy son sald I was dead
and buried. The money I. received wouid
not pay for a bunch of bahiinas. I am told,
my son took tlie money on my pollcy.",
1 ? '.'The manner in whlch' the' Insurance,
frauds aro worked ln New York', l am
told, is for a pollcy to bo taken out on
tho llfe of an old mun and then a body
Is obtalned from tlio morgue,' whlch Is
buried iu tho name of.the llve itnan.
"Tho npplicant in many cases ls nn
old man very near death, and a man who
is halo and hearty goes to the company's
offlco and aftor examination a certlclfate
Js issuod. A small sum is .pajd the mnn
when he slgns tlio applicatlon and he is
cautloned to koep qulet.
"My son got me lnto the buslness and
I want lo dle before the.lhlng goes any
Clcchono ls constantly attended by a phy-.
slclan ancl hls days are rapldly ncarlng
DENIES THAT HE MADE
DENIAL OF REPORT
(Br Assoclated Pross.)
KNOXVH-I.E, TENN.. March 23;
Colonel Wllliam Henderson, asslstant
goneral counsel of tho Southern Rall?
way, whlle horo to-day roquested that
a denlal be sont tout of tlie dorilnl
attrlbuted to hlm thnt Vlco-Presldont
XV. W, Flndley ls to succeed Samuel
Spencer as president of The Southern
DAILY RIVER BULLETIN
(B" Assoclatod Press,)
WASHINGTON, Aiarch 23.?Speclal
Tho Mlsslssippl Rlvor contlnues to fail
between Calro and Memphls nnd to rlso
below, At Helena. Ark., a stago of 1,1
foot is expocted about Friday of the
present weok. Thls wlll be O.S foot be?
low the hlgh water stago of April 4.
1807. No addltional breaks have been re?
ported ln tho levees of the Memphls Dls?
trlct, but condltlons at Pecan Point.
Ark.. contlnuo critical. The rlvor nt Ar?
kansas Clty on Monday morning stood
at 52.5 feot. A break occurred Sunday
ln tho leveo on tho west bank of Bayou,
TOWN OF SURIGAO
Detachment of Thlrty Men Is
Ordered to Recapture
(By Assoelntml Press.)
MANH-A, March 2J1.-Tha town of
Surlgao, In the northeastern part of the
Island nf Mlndanao, waa captured yes?
terday by Ijudrnnes, who killed Constnb
tilnrly Inspector Clark and several others,
A dntaehmont of thlrty men belonglr#
to tha Tenth Infantry, under tha com?
mand of MPUtennntH Pattersnn nnd
Brown, Is hurrying from lllgnn, on the
nortliwost coast of Mlndanao to Surlgao,
wlth orders to recapt'ira that place.
Hrlgadler Humnor. oomninndlng tho De
pnrtmont nf Mlndaiuui, hns boon ordnrod
to sontl two addltional eonipanles of troops
to Surlgao, lt ls uii.Jorsiootl thnt lho
[,ii<1rones are holdlng, tlio town, but no
rlotalls ,of tho light hsve beon recelvod.
Tho fato of tho whlto offlclals nnd resi?
dents Ih nnt known, lf they havo beon
capturod vlgorous measures wlll be taken
lo releaso thom.
Clovornor Taft and neneral Davls aro
golng to Jolo for u conferenco wlth tho
FJut1*in nud leadlng Moros of Jolo, In the
hope of avortlng trouble. They wlll leavo
ha., Froucho, flfty-seven miles above
Borinux, I_i. Tho- crevasse Is flboiit
twenty-flVo feet In width, and sevornl
planlatlona were llooded.
fitages to-nlght worn as follows: Mem?
phls, 39.5 feet, n. fnll of 0,2 foot since
Sunday nlght; Vlcksburg, 51.1 feet, a
rlso of 0.8 foot: New Orlonnr*, -?.l feet,
a rlso of 0.3 foot. The hoavy rnlns of
the past. fwo dnys ovor tlio South At?
lnntlc Stnles have also caused rapid
rlsos tn tho rlver* of thnt dlstrlct, nnd
flooded wnrnlngs hnvo beon lssnod gen
e.rnllv from Richmond to Augusta nnd
Atlanta. Wnrnlngs havo boen nlso ls
sued for n. twonty-flv** fool stago ln tho
Tennosseo Rlver nt Knoxvllle jby Tucs
(By Assoctntert rrees.)
ST. LOUIS, MO., March 23.?President
Davld R. Francls, of the Lotilsann. Pur?
chase Exposltion Company, who t*etitmed
lnst nlght. from nn exlended F.uropean
irlp. wns tendorod a reception on Change,
whero ho received a vorltable ovntlon.
Tlio vast hall was erowded wlth sovoral
thousand porsbns, nmong thom roprescti
tntlvos of overy .commerclal body in
St., Louls. Addres.ies were mado by Pros?
ldent Ballard. "nf tho 'Merchants: Ex
ohango; Mnvor Wells. l>i-oslrlont Francls
and Formor Oovornoi* E. O. Stnndn.rd.
CROWN PRINCESS AOAIN
FAILS TO KILL HERSELF
i (B.r Assnclntpii PrfM.)
LONDON, March . 23.?The correspond
ent of tho Dally Chronlcle at (Jeneva
learns- on rellable nuthorlty that the
former Crown Prlneoss of Sn.xony Is ly?
lng serlously 111 ln her mother's rhn
teau at' Lindau. on nn Island In La.ko
Constance, from the effects ot an at?
tompt to commlt sulclde by taking
There Wlll Be No Open Oppo?
sltlon to lt.
MR. ST. CLAIR IS BACK
Says He Is in Favor of the Act as
? Amended?Senate Wlll Tackle
', ' tHe.Reveriue Measure' ?
There wlll not bo a very serlous flght
upori tlie maln features of the rovenuo
blll, whlch comes up In the Sonato nt
10:15 o'clock to-doy. It Is probable tho
Senate wlll slt ln the afternoon and at
nlght.untll thls measure Is dlsposed of.
It; looked .last nlght as if tho flght
agalnst the features of tho Mann blll cm
braced In thls blll had been glven up.
Thoso who were expected to opposo the
Mann blll on'the floor snld the "jlg was
up" and there was.no uso In maklng war
upon a thing- that' was golng to bo
adopted, no matter what mlght be sald
Senator- St. Clalr, a member of tho
Finance Commltteo, walt.ed lnto tho
lobbv of Murphy's Hotel about 10 o'clock
last'nlght.* Hc wns tlio Sonator palrotl
wlth Sonator Claytor. Mr. St. Clalr was
away off ln tho mountains and hls posl?
tlon'in regard to tlie amended blll wua
not known. Ho was lelegmphed to. A
man on horseback rodo ten miles In
senrch of hlm
."I am in.fnvor of the blll ns amended,"
sald tho Sonator. to thoso who gathored
Thls Bettle.* lt, so It wouid soem.
"I wlll not buck up ngalnst the com
mltteo's roport," remarked ono Sonator,
"If nliybody has got to bo blamed ono
way or the other. I think tho commltteo
oan bear the tiurdon."
SMALL CnOWD WAS THERE
Senator Bnrksdnlo went to Hallfax to
nttond County Court yestorday. Ho wns
back last nlght.
"Plonty of rnln, muddy roads nnd good
pooplo about descrlbes tlie situatlon." ho
sald, as. ho walked lnto tho lobby nt
RAIDING OF POOL-ROOMS
RESUMED IN NEW YORK
(Br Assoolntod Press.)
NEW YORK, March 23,--Inspector Mc
Cluakey to-day ordered a rald on a pool
room In West Twenty-elghth Streot, nl?
leged to be run by or In tho Interest of
Shang Drnper. Hn detnlled flvo of hls
detectlves, sald to bo hls most trusle.l
men. Tho lnspeotor told tho de-teptlyea
not to bres.k in. They wont to tho front
door sovornl tlmes, bnt wero dontorl nd
mlsslon. Just about tho tlmo tho last
Bennlngs rnro wns comlng ovor the wlro
the dotectlvos mndo tho last rlomnnd for
ontrance. Agaln thoy were rolusod. nnd
they stoort by nnd fsw ovor inn mon flle
oui of tha front door, nmong thom
The officers wont away, nftor saylng no
gnnibllng wns golng on,
A RICHMOND BOY
VERY BADLY HURT
Stephen Putney,-Jr.. lnjured
by a Brlck Strlhlng Him
on the Head.
Stephen Putney, Jr., lho son nf Mr, and
Mrs. Sloplien I'utnoy, of this clly, who
ls nttendlng schonl nt W'oodbury Forest,
noar Orange. was qulto sorlously hurt
Frldny by a brlck strikln'g hlm nn the
Mrs, Putney left Saturday for Wond
hury, and is stlll wlth her snn. A tolo.
gram froin her yostordffy was tn tho
oft'oct tliat hls conditlon had not Im
pron'odj In fact, lio was not so woll, and
ln nn condltion to be brought homo at
Ho will, however, be removed to this
c|ty, ?a .oon as }ie Improv-a -ufflclently.
The Rise at Columbia
Slow but Steady.
IS CUT OFF EARLY
Car Servlce Had to Be Sus
pended at 9:30 o'CIock. <
REACH HIGHEST POINT
HERE THIS AFTERNOON
,Due Warning Given, and All Things
Perishablo Removed from the Low
Lying Section of the City?-Hlgh
Water Reported from Many
Points in Various Sec?
tlons of the Country. I
There is no apparen"; danger of any
serious freshet In James River, notwlth
slanding tho tremondoua rains that have
occurred slnco Saturday nlght.
Tho river at Columbla. at 11 o'clock last
nlght waa up only 21.3 feot, wlth nu
prospect of rislng vory much hlgher. Tho
water thoro must rlso twenty-olglit foet
boforo thoro will bo danger of a serious
fresliot In Richmond.
That such a thlng should occur Is not
at nll probablo. Tho raln ln tho
mountalns and In the Pledmont section
has not been anythlng so heavy aa lt
has beon ln eastern Virginla. It was
clear ns far west as Gordonsvlllo yestor?
Thoro was a tromondous downpour in
Richmond and vlclnlty Saturday nlght
and Sunday. Flve inches of'.water'fell
hero. I ? -
. No .crloii's troublo .occurred 011 tho rail?
road llnes. Thoro wero. a fow slight wash-.
onts, but 110 groat damage.
People, ln the lower dlstrictu ot tho clty
yesterday wero exorelslng overy procau
tlon and woro riiovlng their goods from
plnces whoro lt was posslble, ,or probable,
that thoy hiight bo damaged by an over
"WATER RISINC- SLOWIA".
At 11 o'clock last nlght Capt. Thomas
Cunnlngham, of tho ulty tusr, reccivod u
telegram from Columbla saylng thnt the
water had reached tho holglit of 21.3 foot
and was.stlll rislng slowly.
? "So far," sald Capt. Cunnlngham, about
mldnlght, "there has been 110 damage
done, and! I hardly thlnk thero wlll bo.
The wator ls. now thlrtcen feet abovo
low water and Is rislng threo Inches nn
hour 011 iir Hood" Vde."
At tho'- local Weather Buroau lato last
nlght it wius said that tho indlcatlons
woro for not less than flfteon feet of
water hero by thls aftornoon, nnd that
tho rlvor would conllnuo to rlso slowly
ut Columbia for somo little' tlmo. as
thero was much up-cotintry water to
como down yot.
As usunl 'Lester Street llrst folt tho
effect of the rlso. Soon nfter dark wntor
l)oj.an to trlcklo aeross tho road', and by
0:30 o'clock the streot cars wero forcod to
allow tho East End peoplo to get homo
as best thev could.
.VICARVl-S UNDER WATER.
Tho steambodt wharven wlll, ot course,
bo submergod .to a cnnslderablo oxtont,
but t)v reason of the tlmely warnlngs of
tho Weather Buroau every thlng porlsh
ahlo lias beon removed to places of
By to-nlght tho most of tho freshet
will probably bo over and the rlvor wlll
spoedlly roturn to its normal bed.
DR. W. W. LANDRUM TO
FISH POR HIS HEALTH
(S-iedtil to Tlie Tlmes-Dlsnntcli,)
BRUNSWICK. GA., Mnrch 2,t.-Dr. XV,
XV, Landrum. pastor of tlio Flrst Bavjtlqt
Church of Atlanta, was hero to-nlght, on
route to Darleu, Cla., for a short tlsh, Hls
honlth ls bad and he ls away for a rest.
Ho wlll roturn tho last ot tho wook.
Engineer. Flroman and a Ne?
gro Tramp Killed?Lana!
slide tho Cause. v
(By Assoclated I'.vsa.)
CHARLOTTE, N. C, March 23.-The
tSnuihern's fnst mall betwoon Now Orleans
nnd Washlngton wns wrockod at Ayres
vllle, Oa., thls morning at 4:30 o'clock.
Englnor Edward Miller recelvod Injtirtea
from whlch Oie dled thls afternoon at
Tnm Johnson, tha negro flroman, dled thls
afternoon at S o'clock ns tho tosiilt
In.lurlos. Q.il.iey Wrlg'tit, a negro tinmp,
wns found hrneath tho wrockngo thls af?
ternoon. Tha body wns terrlbly innngle.l.
The wreck was duo to a hindsllde, A
pntrolman had p.isso.l tho hi-.-iio of tho
wte.'k only a few mlnutes before thu earth
gavo way. Owlng IQ tho ropont, heavy
ri.lns, tho track near Ayrosvlllo had boon
1,'lnnely watehod. Il ,'s a very mo.mlalnous
country und thn heavy nilnss, It was
feurod, wouid causo somo trouble. Boforo
dylng lOuglnerr Miller stated thai tho
hugo pllo of-r-urth und stono fell on the
truck only a few iveconils beforo tho on
gui. utrt'ok lt. lt must havo tallon from
tho effects of tho Jur of tho tniln. .En?
glno, ten.ler, po.tal and bagnage cars left
tho track and wero .udiy. eroasued,
Mrs. Burdick Examinetf
by Distriet Attorney.
WERE READ TO HER
' _- f
Some She Idcntlfled; Others
She Could-Not Remember.
ASFAR AS POSSIB-4.
Admitted Meetlng Pennell Frequently
Even After Her Husband Had
Taken Hor Back on Her Prom
, ise to Be a True and Loyal
(By A-.oelntcd Pro.-.)
BUFpXl.u, Ni.';>'., March ' _3.-_.Ir_ ,
Alice Hull Burdick, wldow of Edwln L.
Burdick, underwent a morclless examinav.
llon by Distrlct Attornoy Coatswifrth ? tp>?>.
day. ln tho innuost into the death of he?
husband. llrs. Burlck wns on the stand.,
when court adjournod 'untll.- 10 o'clock'
to-morrow mornlng. Sho wlll thpn b?*'_:.
recalled to compiete her testlmony.
Wlth a package oflottera in hls handf?7.;i
somo of whlch wer_ wrltten- to Alrs. Bur.?
dlck by Arthur R. Pennell. co-rosipondonl .':?
ln the dlvorce proceedings instttutod by .'
Alr. Biirdlck, and other'communlcatiorifi
betwoen Mr. Burdick and his wlfo, _4r.
Coatesworth forced Mrs. Burdick to. tell
the story of her rela.tions witli Pennell '
from the tlfne ho flrst mado love to her ih.,.5
Now Haven ln 1S9S, until l.Ol, whon these
rclntlons woro renewed after Buruuifc'
had' foi'glvcn hls wlfe arid .'had takon:
hor back to hls homo. for tho sake ol
thelr children.' ''_?'?
Mrs. Burdick was d_~t~ly pale on thf'.
wltnoss stand..Sli_;answored questlons ln ;
a low, fallcrlng tone, evadlng'a diroct an-,'
swer whenever posslblo and reluctantly,
i-dmltting facts whon tho Distrlct At-;??
tornoy pltllessjy road oxtrncts from th? '
love letters wrltton to her by Arthur R.
Pennell. Not slnco tho Inquest Into tha'-..
murder-began has thore been such in-'i
tonso Interest' ln tho proceedings. As,';
early at 11 o'clock ln. the morning mon'."
und women, mostly women, upplied at tt?'
Police Court for seats. Judgo Murphy '
ordered tho court-room cleared, and no
ono was admitted untll 1t( o'clook.
Whon tho Inquest was resupied at il.
o'clock most of the spectntors In'the ,
rowdod court-room were. women. Thoro
wus n. liuiii of 'excitement when Mrs.:
Burdick took the wltnoss stand. Mrs. i
Burdick tcstltlod that sho met Pennell
at a card party five or six years ago.
Sho wont to New Haven and Now Yor'lc
wlth tho Pcnnolls in ISOS. Mr. Burdick
did not go, being detalned by buslnoss.
No unusual frlendshlp oxlsted botweon
her and Pennell. Wltnoss did not vecul'j
a lottor from Peniiell wrltten In New
Haven In 1!HK>, In whlch sho soldi "Yes-.' >t
terday l wns at tho/ gatoway at th<>'
eanipus grounds, whete more than twoj(
years ngo I drew you in ln tho darkness,'
This placo ls onslilned to fme."
DID NOT OBJECT.
Mr! Hartzoll, nskod what waa tho pur
pose of the questlons. Judgo Murphy sald
thnt Mrs. Burdick mlght refuso to an--'
swer any questlons that would incrlmt
"Wo do not wlsh to object," said llr? !
Tho Distrlct Attorney prbducod We let- '
tor nnd liandod it to tho witness, whoi*(
tronrbled vlolently. i '"j
"Do you recognlze it ns Pennoil's hand*!-.
"Yos," whlspored Mrs. Burdick.
"And you recalt the incldent now?"
Mrs. Burdick lu recallng the IncldenV
confossed that Pennell wont into a door*
way. drew her tn. took her in his arm^ .
nnd klssed hor. Sho thought sho romon<
strated, Sho did not remember that Pen<'
nell was at Slielter Island In Septembort
1P00, nor a letter frnm hlm in whlch he
wroto that he had fnund hor gloves ir
tho pocket of hls tuxedn, Tho letter was
handod her. Sho read It hnstlly, and. did
nnt appear tn en.lov Its con ten ts'. It waa
wrltten by Pennell, she sald. but she did
not ronioniber havlng seon It before,
Mrs. Burdick wns shown annthpr lettei
frnm Sholtor Island, wrltten in Septem-i
bor, lltee. nnd It wns Identllled by her
Hlm did not reoalt Pennoil's telcphonlnj.
hor from New York, ns stated In the
Mrs. Burdick wns tlieri questlonert at ;
somo |p.i<*th relatlve to Iho tnennlng of ?'?
"I. ?. .1." reforred to ln a letter from
Pennoll, In whlch bo sald: "l wlll meet
you at I. 2. .1 iVoffrtesday morning," but
Mrs. Burdick answered that she dld not
know, Thoro wero two or three houses,
sho sald, nl whlch sho userl to meet hlm.
Mr. CoatPsworth produced anothor let?
tor postmarkod New Haven. Septembet
lii, mon. Mrs. Burdick sald she reoalled
reoelvlng It. Pennoll wrote:
"I shall try and comfort myself by tela
phonlng from New York nnd on Thurs
dav shall kriow tho exqulsltn happlncsa
of seelng you." Ho referred 1o her "doar
picture ln tho loekot" nnd declared hor
"my lovo, llfe, my dearest one." .
Mr. Coatesworth produced another lot?
ter wrltten fioni Npw York, September
ts, lfinn, addressed to Mrs. Burdick. In
thls lettor lio wrote:
"I Just oauio from telephonlng you and
hearing your deur, sw-et volce. Arn I
foollsh to 'phone you from way down
here? lt wus worth nll it cost me, f
I'pullze moro aud moro that you aro ths
only woman ln the world for me."
"lio ynu remembor gettlng- that letterT'*
n.iked tho Dlsirl.'t Attorney.
"ln thls same letter hs saysi 'Only a,
day more and I shall onee moro seo tho
Aovellglit in your eye. nnd experlence th*??,