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THE DISPATCH FOUNDED 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 17,861. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1908. PRICE TWO CENT& GURTAIN FALLS E Real Work of General Assem blyof 1908 Ends With Pas sagcof Appropriation Bill. DKAMATIC SCENE IN HOUSE LAST NIGHT Atlvocatcs of Plan for Two Nor? mal Schools Win Remarkablc Victory After Long ancl Bit ^cr Fight?Doubtful if Quorum Will Bc Present To-Day. lmportant Bills Passed Yesterday HOUSE. To provlde compulaor** nervloc of r.-Kl*.triiri nnd olrrkn of election In cltlrn of over 50,000. Tn regtilnle ctirrylns conccnlcd VvenpOna. To direct liow cltlcs mny TOtc on the liMimiiT o( bonda for publie utillti?. SENATE. Impoalag n licenac tnx on pllolii B_d coal mIiIpihti. ABtborlzlne tbe L'nltrd "-t.-ift-i gov ?riniK'iit to ucqulre rcrtiiln land*. Itc'KiiliiiInu tbe practlce of phnr miUT. c.IiIiik rnllrond compnnlen an ln nurnble Interest in property along thrlr rontrR. RrgulntliiB tbe practlce of vetcr Innry iiurirery. In relatlun to iiho ore ezenipt froui Jury nervlcc. IIY. I.EWIS II. JIACHEX. THE curtaln fell last nlght upon tho real leglslatlve work of tho General Aaaembly of 1908. The closlng scene was tho dr.i matlc adoptlon by tho IIouso of Delegates, by a baro constltutlonul vote, of tho report of the conferees upon tho approprlation blll. Applauso and .shouta greeted tho concluslon of the ciosest, warmest. and most skilfully conductcd contest of the session. Tivo new normal achools are thereby seen to riso abovo the horlzon, when, in tlie oplnion of a large number of thc inembera of both houses, there should have been but one. lt has ulready been related how, for i!x year.", nearly all tho towna of *.he State havo strlven to bo selected as the slte of a new normal; how a lcgU lative commlttee was appolnted to ean vajsa thc Slate and, not belng able to decide upon ono place, rcported in fa? vor of thc uttimato establlshment of four schools: how tho rlval ry of many towns prcvented the choice of any ?Chool last session; how nt this session, after tlerco confllcts ln both branchoj. the Senate pronounced for Harrlson biirg and tho House for Fredericks? burg; how tho matter got lnto tho ap? proprlation blll of tho Senate and went to tlie conferoes, whose provinco it wns to considcr the dlfferences between tlie two houses over matters financial. Tlie liODg Flgbt. L'ji to thla point. there seemed to 'oo no suggestlon from any sourco th.it there mlgtit bc moro then one school established. Tho announccment in thls column on Saturday that there inlght be two came as a distinct surprlse to practl caliy all tho members of tho Leglsla ture, except the conferoes themselves. On Saturday nlght, when tlie report was presented to that body, It was as t,allcd on many grounds, and lt was said witli especial emphasla that th-.* propoaltion for tho two normals liad been undreamed of and was lndefen fclble from any standpolnt. Tho report was wlthdrawn from thc Benate on Monday morning and brought back that nlght with nearly every ob jectlonablo feature removed, except the provlsion for the two schools. Around thls a wordy warfaro raged, and the report was fltiully adopted wlth but ono vote to sjftre. It was submitted to tho House of Delegates yesterday morning. but ow lng to the errors of tlio stenographer who mado the copy, lt was unanimously rejected and tlio mistakes were rectl fled. When it came agaln to the House, lnto in tho afternoon, it was assalled without mercy as an lnipositlon, as a hold-up, as nn abortlon from a con atitutionnl polnt of vlew, ns an extrnv Rgance and as a leglslative crime. In tlio meantime, members were beginnlng to leavo their homes, and it begun to look as though the report, and indeed, tho wholo approprlation blll, might bc ln gravo perll. lmportant Dcvelopmcnts. However. lmportant developments had been taking placo durlng tho day. As was suggested in yesterclay's ac? count, the delegatlon who had como from Radford and viclnity with tho apparent purpose of defeating tho con flrmatlon of tho report became con verted to tho vlew that tho establlsh? nient of the two schools selocted by thc report would eliminate many compet ing points and would strengthen the chances of Radford for tho fourth nor? mal school, whlch lt was oxpectod would eventually be provlded. It would not be falr to sny that thero was a deal, or, that distinct pledgos were made, but it ls certaln that thero wero expressions of good wlll for Rad? ford and concesslons from some sources that thls town was tho loglcal ancl pro per place for a normal school when tlu* State should bc ln tho positlon to es? tabllsh another. Howover lt was brought about (and a detailod report of the conferenco has not been submitted for publication), it ls certaln that Rad? ford sympathlzers, in the main, with drew thoir opposltlon to tho report of the conferoes. ? Then It was that smilcs chased away tho frowna from tha faces of the friends of tho report. But, as tho at-' tendance of tho House, which was fair? ly large In the morning, began to lessen, and tlie nttacks upon the re? port made in debato and in conversa tlon among llttle groups of members increased, nnxiety onco moro took tlie plnco of confldonco nmong thc act* hc rents of tlio two favored towns. The debato waxod warmor and wn.rm.or. Tho <Contlnued on Thlrd Page.) CONFER WITH BOTH SIDES Medlntiirn Tnlk Wlth Southern Offl clal. nnd Wltli Einplojen. WA8IIINOTON, D. C? March 10. Chnlrman Knapp, of tho Intcrstntc Coin merce Commission nnd Commlssloner of Labor Nelll, as mcdlators under ihe Erdman act, to-day began tholr con fercnces respectlng tho proposed re? ductlon ot wages of employes of ihe Southern Rallway. Tho modlntors In* stitutod thelr work at a conference wlth Presldent Flnley, General Manag? er Akert, General Counsel Thom and Comptrollcr Plant. No dotolis of the conference wero mado publlc. but It Is known thnt the offlelals of tho South? ern presented u. general statcment of tlic flnanclal condlllon of the system in r Idltlon to a statcment of thelr sldo of tho controvcrsy. At the afternoon sosslon of tho con? ference the medlators took up tho subject of the wagc reductlons wlth rcprosentatlves of tho Southern Ball* wny's employes. II. II. Morris, grand clilef of the Brotherhood of Tralnmen; W. S. Stone, grand chlef of the order of Locomotlvo Englneers, and other offl? clals of tho organlzed bodles ernployed by the rallway appeared as representa tlves of the men. Tho conference last ed throughout tho afternoon, but at Its concluslon no announcement of the re sults, lf any were reached, was made. THE REDUCTION NECESSARY AffecU All ShopH?l)u_ to Rcdnced lievcnuin inul Idlc Itolllnc Stock. [From Our Htgulnr Ccrrospondont.] WASHINGTON. D. C. March 10. The actlon of tho Southern Rallway In roduclng tho forco of workmen ln all tho machlne shops of the system Is dtio to decrea.ed oarnings of road und to Idlc rolllng stock. which never neorls ropalrs, accordlng to General Manager Ackert. "It ls an absolutely necessary pro ceodlng," said Mr. Ackert to-nlght; "lt Is uniiHual, and we doeply regret tho necesslty for lt, but wo regard lt as unavoldablo. I cannot glve you an ldea of tho number of men suspended, as reports have not yet come ln. The order roduclng tho forco takes effect ln all the shops of tho road." Attention Is called to tho fact that the reductlon of force eniploycd ln tlio repalr shops of tho Southern nnd tho Hlttlngs of the board of medlatlon to adjust dlfferences between machln Istfl and other employes of tho me i-hanlcul department and the manage ment of tho road growlng out of the proposed reductlon of wage. by io per cent. aro Elmultaneous. Tho board Ji.ld Its flrst sesslon to-day. FURTHER CUT IN FORCE Sontbern I.ny_ OIT 100 Men nt Spencer, Closlng Severnl Urportmrnt.. fS_ eclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] SPENCER N. C. March 10.?The heaviest cut ln tho Southern Rallway shop force of tho season was mado to-nlght. when tho machlne shop, oroct Ing shop. boiler shop, blacksmlth and tln and copper departments were tem porarlly closed by an order from the Washlngton offices. Tho foremen of the machlne and erectlng shops were laid off, wlllle all other foremen were retalned. Tho electrlc, car, round house and office forcos woro not af fected by tho reductlon, and a hollday forco will bo kept In all shops for emergency work. Tho cut to-nlght Incrcased the num? ber already laid off ?y about 100. All the men tako tho cut nuletly and there Is no evldence of excitement. Men I.nld Off nt . clmn. SEL.MA, AL_V.. March 10.?Seventy fivo skiilcd workmen nt the shops of the Southern Rallway ln Selma were thrown out of employment to-dav in? an order recelved to close tho shops Indeflnltely. Tho car ropairlng de? partment will be continued wlth a docrcused force. N0 FIRE WATER FOR RED MEN Hecent Deelslon of Supreme Court Put. Nunicrnii. Saloon . Out of Iluslnc. s. [K p?clal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] SPOKANE, WASH., March 10. Thlrty-fivo saloons ln Noz Perco nnd Idaho countles, in tho panhandle of Idaho, southtast of Spokane, were put out of buslnoss through a deelslon handed down a few days ago by the Suprome Court of tho Unlted States af firming the judgment of the Foderal Court of Idaho ln tho case against George Dlck, an Indlan, convlcted on the charge of solllng llquor on the Noz Porce reservation, and sentenced to servc a term in tho ponltentlary. Tho doclslon Is sweeping. and may be intf*_ireted to mean that saloons on othor reservations in the Northwest nre to bc put under tho ban. lt moans a loss of |25,0OO a year in revonue to the two countles, and involves the (luostlon ns to whether tho treasurers can be forc'od to surrender part of the licenso feo, fixod at $750, for tho un expirod term. Saloons In thoso towns. wlthln the goographical llmlts of the reservos, dolng buslnoss under Ucenses issued by tho county commlssloners, are affected, Orofino, Spaldlng, Fort Lapwal, Reubons, Stlt.s, Kooskia, Ferdlnand, Lowe, Greer, Peck, Glfford and Lookout. ? WANTED T0 KILL KING Syvode, Supposcd to Be In.imo, FusII lnilcn Xonvoj's Roynl Castle. CHR1STIANIA. March 10.?A Swede, apparentlv Insane, fusilladod the royal castle hero with a Remlngton rillo at noon to-day. He flred altogether a dozen bullets, several of which crashed through the wlndows and Imbedded trtemselves in tho interlor walls of tho castle. The man was promptly selzed by tho pollce nnd dlsarmed. At the po? llce statlon ho declared that lt waa his tntention to klU Klng Haakon. He still had forty or llfty cartrldges ln his pockcts. King Haakon and Queen Maud wero not in the castle at the tlme of the shooting, having recently moved to the royal rosidence at Voxenkollorn. None of tho pnlaco offlcials or servants wero injured. HEAVY FINES FOR REBATES ... liouls ond San Franclsco Euters Plen of Gullty tn Thtrtoen Cn.es. ST. LOUIS, MO., March 10.?Tho St. Louls and San Franclsco Rallway wns late to-day flned $13,000 by Judgo Dye. tn tho Unltod States Dlstrlct Court, tho company, through Emery W. Evuns, offarlng a wrltton plea of gullty to tho thlrteon lndlctments ehnrglng that tho road grantod robatos to the Ch^pman & Dewoy Lumber Company, of Kansas Clty. A llne of .1,000 wns imposed on each count, thls belng mlnlmum penalty under tlic law. VISITING STRFF FBR CITY HOME Board of Aldermen Finally Agrees to System Indorsed bv Local Physicians. DABNEY'S AMENDMENT KILLED AFTER DEBATE Plan to Givc Every Ward Rcp rcsentation on Financc Com? mittce Rejected?Remedy for Mud Trouble in Oakwood Avenue. Other Matters. AFTER belng knocked about from one commlttee to an? other for more than a year, tho ordlnance providing for a staff of visiting physicians and surgeons at the Clty Homo wns finally adopted by the Board of Alde mon last nlght and sent to the Mayor for his approval. Thls end did not come, however, wlthout a desperate effort on tho part of Alderman Dabney to defeat tho plan, or elso havo incor porated aa ainendment by which thero should be a responslble medlcal he_d at tlie Instltutlon. When thls latter proposal waa rejected by a vote of 18 to 5, tho orlglnal ordlnance was passed, Aldermen Dabney and Mann alonc op poslng It Wanted Ucnponslble Ilcud. Vp to the time that the staff ques? tion was reached, the meeting was un Important, except for tho extraordlnnry amount of oratory on matters which could havo been dlsposed of ln a quarter of an hour. When Mr. Dabney offered the amend ment ho dlscussad it at groat length and wlth some feellng. He thought It was tho part ot wlsdom to have a re? sponslble chlef. Ho bltt.rly resonted the Inslnuatlon that he was dolng thls (n tho Interest of any partlcular man, admittlng that he was In sympathy wlth the other fcatures of tho measuro. He quoted from an articlo ln a Now Vork newspapor which exposed alleged disgrac.ful practlc.es ln other lnstltu? tlons, where surgeons experlmented on the poor, the effect of which practlces hastened death in a most shocklng manner. Alderman Grundy questioned the statement that the physicians of Rich? mond doslro to be in the visiting staff for experjmental purposes. Whlle ho and Mr. Dabney were engaged In n llvo ly dlscusslon. Alderman Satterfleld sug gested that Dr. Ennlon G. Wllllams, patron of the ordinance In the lower branch, bo permltted to explain Its ob ject. Mr. Dabney opposed the suspen slon of rules, but Dr. Wllllams was finally Invlted to speak. Said Cnndldatcs Opponc It. He began by saylng that Mr. Dab? ney's whole attitudo was remarkable to hlm?a statomont which brought the latter to his feet on a point of ordor. Unruffled, Dr. Wllllams pro ceodod wlth tho rathor sensatlonal statcment that the only two doctors who took the Dabney end of tho argu rnent wero candidates for tho posltion of residont physiclan. Concernlng Mr. Dabney's charge that accordlng to popular understandlng thero was not the greatest amount of harmony be? tween the two medical colleges, Dr. Williams said that ho had twlce cor rr-cted the statement that tho staff would bo pick.d from those lnstltu? tlons. Thero would bo less chanco of experlmentlng under tho staff plan, ho said. than on prlvato patlents. Rcply Ing to an Inqulry from'Colonel Grundy, Mr. Wllllams said that cllnlcs can be held now at the Clty Home wlth the consent of tho patlents. There was a rambllng debate for nearly an hour, Mr. Sattertield declar Ingf that to pass tho amendment would klll tho whole system. At mldnlght, however, tho members became weary of tho talk and passed tho ordlnance on concurrence. Powors Itesolutlc.il Dofcated. An ordlnance to appolnt tax col leetors to chase up the dellnquents, long ago kllled. camo back in modl fied shape. lt was likewlso kllled, af? ter an hour's talk. Tho resolution re qulrlng that each ward should have represeitatlon on the Flnance Com? mltteo provoked another whirlwind of oratory, but lt was defeatod by an overwhelmlng vote. Mr. Satterlleld took occaslon, however, to protost against tho dlscrlmination against Marshall Ward in tho two branches. Oakwood Avenue. which from all ac? counts ls In terrlblo condition, camo Into the llmellght when an ordlnance providing for certain con_ . mnation proceodlngs was reached. Three different members could not resist tho opportunity of saylng th .t Alderman Nelsen, who Is an under taker, got stalled ns he was sendlng a liearso to the cemetery, and that It was necessnry to removo the cofflu from tho death wagon and send it to Oakwood ln a street car. Tho only objection to tho measuro was tho un satisfactory manner in which lt had been drawn, but lt wont through. Unllke the Common Council, tho Board approved tho budget wlthout ovon readlng It. There mlght havo been a scatterlng attack on lt oxcept for the late hour when lt was called up. A few now matters camo up on roll call. An amendment to the llquor or? dlnance, by which tho Saenger Hall mlght be pormlttad to dlspense melodv, wlth a saloon dlspenslng something else below, was adopted. Mr. Ellett's probatlon treatment of drunkards was adopted, along wlth nn ordinanco repeallng nn ordlnnnco so that hcreaftor anybody can skato on the city ponds. Mr. Gllman's ordlnance to prohiblt the pawnlng of second-hand mechanlcal tools wns sont to the Clty Attorney. Mlss O'Keefo, whose home in Lester Stroet was partly destroyod by sparks from a flro englno, wl:i ho made happy to-day when she flnds that tho board concurrod in a resolutlon glv Ing her $300 danmgos Undor a suspenslon of tho rules nn ordlnanoo offered by Mr. Mitchell, to change tho namo of Wnshington Strejt, ln tho Wost End, to Soutli^Ijombards', was pnssod, Alderman Dabney's reslgnatlon wns submltted, It was lald on tha tablo to bo accopted at a later meeting. HE DEMANDS HIS MONEY Crniik wltb Hottie of ffupposed Mtro glyccrlnc Crcntca Stlr ln llnnk. j OMAIIA, NBB.; March 10.?A bold, nttotnpt was mado to-day to roh tho Mercnanta' Natlonal Bank, at Thlrteentli and Farnain Streets, by a nrnn wlio, althOUgh at flrst thought to hc a des pcrato criminal, Is now bellevcd "V tho police to be a Iitnatlc. The man gave hls name nn L. 1,. Fee, fr-rmerly of Rockford, 111. He walkod lnto the bank noon after it opened, and menaclng Vlce-Presldent Luther Drnkr wlth n bottle, whlch, ho said, conlalned nltro-glycerlnc, demandcd $.r>,000 cash. Mr. Drake, though belleving for the moment that his l!fo and thoac of hls fellow ofllclals and employes of the bank mlght be In Imrninent danger, conferred calmly with tho would-be rohber untll other offlclals called the ?ipifcu. and the man was taken into cuatodv. Tests by tho pollco socm to show that tho contents of tho bottle wero harmloss. Entorlng tho bank and nsklng to seo Mr. Drako In hls prlvato ofllce. Fee waa admltted to the v|ce-prcsl dent's room. Ho began talking ln a rambllng mannor about havlng had $3,000 ln the Natlonal Bank of Com nicrco In Kansas Clty when that bank fallcd. "And slnce all you fellows are in together, you had Just better hand ine over my money, or 1*11 blow you and thls bank and all of us to h?I," sald the fellow, produclng a thrce ounce bottlo contalnlng a thlck yellow llquid. "Don't you mako a move. Thls is fllled witli nltro-glycerlne. if you move you are a dead man." "You don't want to dle yourself, do you?" coolly asked Drake. "Oh, yea; I came In hero ready to dle,'* responded tlie stranger; "but when I die 1*11 tako everybody In this build? ing with me." "Well, 1*11 go and get you the money," said Drako, rislng from tlie chair. "Slt down," sald tlio man. "If you get up wlthout permission I'n just drop thls bottle. You know what wlli happen.'* Drake sat down, but suggested thal tliey go out to breakfast together and tt.lk the matter over. Mr. Hamllton hnd overheard part of the conversatlon, and ho telephoned to the police. Plaln clothes men were qulckly on the sceno and followed tho two men lo a nearby restaurant. Sllp plng up behlnd Fee, the detectlves pln loned hls arms and relleved hlm of hls bottlo before he know what was up. He was then taken to the police sta? tlon, where later he sald he came from Rockford. 111. Workcd ns Plumber. ROCKFORD. IliL, March 10_A man who gave his name as Jan.'>3 See, worked for a Rockford flrm as plumber part of last year, leavlng hero in October. Ho sald he came hero from Chlcago. BIGT0LEDO SCHOOL BURNS ilnpplly Flre Starta Juat Before Tlme for Chlldren to Arrlvc. TOLEDO. OHIO, siarcu 10.? Na poleon's Unlon School. the largot building of the 1-ind ln fne Sitate. whlch was completely remodeled only last Aprli, and had co*t the county $110,000 altogether, was destroyed by firo thlj morning. A repetitlon of tho Collln? wood horror was poasibly averted by only a quarter of an hour in the tlme of the starting of tho flre, as the chll? dren were on thefr way to school, and some were playlng in the yard whon it was discovered. At 9 o'clock, when the school puplls should havo been ln thelr seats, tlie main part cX tlio build? ing was a mass of flames. r-Superintendent Bemeer and Princlpai Whlte were tho only persons ln the building when the lirc broke out, tho other teachers not havlng Arrived. Tlio two men ran to the stairway leadlng to the attlc and wero driven back by a shower of sparks and a great volunie of smoke. Tho firo had evidontly caught from a defective flue of thc furnace chlmney whero it ran up through the attlc. Before tho firo de? partment could get a stream on thj building tho flames had gutted tho attlc, dropped to the floor below, at tacked the east wlng, and were roar lr.g up tho big central tower. Tlio bell fell lnside of flfteen ralnutes. Tlio building is a total loss. Flght hundred puplls were onrolled ln tho school. Tho hlg building had fifty-four rooms, Includlng two largo play rooms and two engine rooms. lt was recently rebullt, and was formally opened last April. FOUR NEGROES ARE LYNCHEDi Admlt Havlng Been Involvcd In Sev? eral Incendlnry Flres. MOBIDE. AL.A., March 10.?Davo Poo, t Tom Ranston and two Jenkins broth ers, all negroes, were lynched at Van-! cleuve, Mlss., twenty miles north of J I'iioxi, Mlss., by a mob of thirty men last nlght. Tho men were in tho cus tody of Deputy Sheriff Evans, of Jack? son county, en route to Jall, whon the mob overtook them. A serlos of incendlary flres, causlng losses ln charcoal, feed stuffs ancl other supplies, lncensed the people ot tlio vlclnlty. Tho four negroes con fessed thelr gullt when tho mob took them from tho deputy, and all four were hanged to llmbs of trees by the slde of the road, where thelr bodles woro found this morning. The imme dlate causo of thc lynching was tho burnlng of the warohouse of Sam Byrd lnst Frlday nlght, when, it ls sald, an attempt was mado to waylay and roh Byrd, who conducta a storo near Van oleave. Among tho other warehouses burnod ln the vlclnlty aro those of AV. II. Wostfall, about ;i month ago, and tlie Dantzler Lumber Company recent? ly. Tho lynching was conducted ln orderly mannor. NOT SURRENDER FELHER He ConfcMkcH to Hnlilicrlcs ln New Or lciius niid Will Uc Held. NEW ORLEANS, UA-. March 10? As a result of a conferonco here to day between Chicf of Vollco Bousli, of Norfolk, Va., and District Attorney Parker, tho New Orleans autliorltlen announcod that they would not turn over to tho Virginia offleer, Thomas C. Felker, a prlsoner held here. Felker is auspocted by the Norfolk police of being Impltcated In tho mur? der of Alston H. Berry, of Rome, Ga., ln Norfolk, last October. He has con fessod to several rohborles here, ancl District Attorney Pnrkor claims that lf he wns surrendered to tho Vlrglnla authorltlcs it would bo difflcult to brlng hlm back here for trlal. Chlef Boush says that he will havo Feikor Indlited at Norfolk ancl that Governor Swanson. of Vlrglnla. wlll tluin bo asked to sond renulsltlon pa pors for Felker to the Govornor of Loulslana. WEATHER Fair and xvarmer. EVELYN WILL _E TO lILlOOIt Authorized Statement That Papers Will Be Served on Thaw To-day. INSANE WHEN MARRIED WILL BE THE GROUND Stanford White's Slayer Dcclares He Was Sane When Wedding Occurred, and Says He Will Dcfend the Suit?De nial That Evelyn Was Shadowed. NEW YORK, March 10.?Evelyn Nosbit Thaw will to-morro.v Instltute proceedlngs for tha annuiment of hor marrlagc to Harry K. Thaw. The actlon will be based on the allcgatlon that tho defendant was insane when tho unlon was contracted. Thaw purposea to defend the suit. Tho papers In tho case will be served somo tlme to-mor? row, and an early trlnl ls expected. In tho moantlmo tho two, by mutual agreement, will remaln apart, In olhclal statemonts by cou.ieoI for both partlos to-nlght was eonltrm ed the long suspected culnilnatlon In tlio wedded llvos of Stanford White's sluyer and tho woman whoso story ln his defenso brought her an unhappy notorlety as wlde as the readlng Worhl. For wecks It had beon gosslppod that a dlvorce was immlnent. and even dur? lng Thaw's last trlal. throughout which his wlfe stood gamely by him, lt was pretty generally belleved that what ever tho outcomo for tho prlsoner, the two would never agaln llve togethor. Those reports wero frequently basoJ on rumored opposltlon to tho young woman on the part of tho Thaw family. In tholr statemonts to-nlght, however, counsel donled that Mrs. Wllliam Thaw. Harry's mother, had taken any part ln tho proposed separatlon. Tn Miik. l.liii-rtil Provlnlon. Durlng to-day, Colonel Franklln Bart lett, counsel for the older Mrs. Thaw. mado a statement In which ho said that there was no truth in the reports thnt (lotectlves employed by Mrs. Wllliam Thaw had had her daughtcr-ln-law under survolllancc for months. As to a posslble separatlon, Colonel Bartlett said: "The ninttor ls Inchoate. There Is every dlsposltlon on the part of my cllcnts to be absolutely just and falr to Evelyn Thaw and to make liberal pro? vlslon for her support. and ever. more than that. Harry K. Thaw has sought a reconclllatlon and has not deslred that his wlfe should leave him, but sho dcslres a permanent severance of the marltal relatlons. Any thought of espionago upon the young Mrs. Thaw would bo abhorrent to Mrs. Wllliam Thaw and has not at any tlmo boen en? tertained by hor." WUI Servc Pnpor. To-tlny. Soon after Colonel Bartlctt's Inter viow became publlc, A. Russell Pea body, porsonal counsel to Thaw, left for Matteawan, wherc slnco his last trlnl. Thaw has beon conflned ln tho asylum for tho crlmlnni insane. After a talk wlth his cllont, Mr. Pea bedy returned to tho clty late to-day. and by appolntment met Diiniel O'Hollly, ono of Thaw's former nttor noys, who Is now counsel for Evelyn Thaw. Tlic conforence oxtendod well into tho evenlng. nnd at tho concluslon Mr. O'Reilly said: "Papers wlli bo served on Mr. Thaw to-morrow by me, as counsel for Evelyn, ln nctlon for annuiment of the marrlago. The actlon will be on the grouud that at tho timo of the mar? rlago, Aprll 4. 1905, Harry Thaw was lnsano and did not know what ho was dolng." "Thls actlon has been thought of for somo tlme. It will be trlod ln New York Clty. As yet no mentlon has beon mado of any settlemont in favor of Evelyn. If after the annuiment pro? ceedlngs nre through and they aro ln favor of the plalntlff, some actlon mlght bo asked for tho rocovory of counsel fees and allmony." Will Dcfend tho Suit. Mr. Peahody, who had heard O'Rellly's remarko, said: '?To-day I havo vlslted Harry at Matteawan and told him tho Inten tions of his wlfo. Ho is wllllng to defend the suit." Mr. Peahody added that his cllent, when apprlsed of his wlfe's Intentlon, had mado no comment, excopt to de claro that ho was sane at tho tlmo of his marrlage and express'ed his wlll lngness to meet the Issuo. Asked whethor Mrs. Wllllnm Thaw wns actlvo in tho planned lltlgatlon, Mr. Peahody replied: "No. sho Is not." Mr. O'Reilly added to his formal statement that Evelyn would tako the stand durlng tho annuiment proceed? lngs, and that several of tho medlcal exports who had tostlfled ot tho iiiui der trlal would also be called. Ho added that desplto his announced do termlnatlOn to contest the suit. he bo lloyed that Thnw would put no sertous obstaclos ln tho way of separatlon, lf for no other reason than tho grati tudo ho felt toward his wlfo for the ald she had ronderod hlm when lie war, on trlal for his llfe. As to his cllont's flnanclal rosoureen, O'Reilly snld he thought she had funds enough to malntaln hor durlng tho trlal of tho caso, and as for tho future, she was capablo of oarnlng a large lncomo as a writcr. Not Followed by DetecUvcu. Both lawyors emphat lcall<- denled that Evelyn hnd boon followed by detoctlves, or that sho had mado any demand upon her husband's mother for a money settloment. It Is understood thnt the attorneys for Mrs. Thaw will dopend practlcal ly on tho evidonoo of Insanlty Intro duced at tho lust trlnl of Thnw to p'rovo thnt ho was mentally ineompe tent nt tlie timo to logally contract a marrlage. Should th|s be establlshed tho caso would be won for the plulu tlff, providing proof was not lntro (luced by tho dofenso that Thaw sub soquently rocoverod full possesslon of his faculties and by contlnulng tho marrlago relatlon gnve valldlty to tho orlglnal contract. Thls polnt tho nttornoys would not dlscuss to-nlght. lt was, however, poluted out that Thaw, though cotu mlttod to uii lnsano asylum as having been lnsano ftt tho tlme he kllled White, has not boon declared lnsano at tho present tlm*. PRESSLEY WAS NOT LYNCHED Itepnri Thnt lie hnd Any Cnnueclion WKIi Trugcily Witbout Poundiitlon. BIIISTOL, VA., March 10.?A tele phono messago from Lebanon, Va., tfils evening states that tho report that Jackson Prossley wns taken from lils hoin.i nnd lynchod hy a mob ln con nectlon witli tho murder ot George Call ancl John Mutter, at Sword's Creek, turns out to liave been untrue ancl wlth? out foundation. Such nows reached I.ebnnon yesterday afternoon, and re sponslble peoplo thoro reported that riucli a lynching had% occurred. Thero waa no chance to get any further re? port on account of Sword's Creek being in tlie mountalns and far removed from elther telephone or telcgraph connec tion, so that no correctlon of the re? port reached here untll thls afternoon. Responslblo pcrsons at Mendota state that tho story was glven to them over the telephono yesterday as truo. It had its origin in tlie general oxclto ment Incldent to an effort to organlze a mob, whlch rcaulted ln tlie hurrylng of Thomas Gross tin?l Fred Dye, who wero under arrest, to tho Lebanon jall. yo Connecllon Wlth Trngedy. f Speclnl to The Tltnea-Dlnpatch.] TAZEWELL, VA., March 10.?-The re? port printed in tho morning papers tliat a man by the namo of Prcssley liad been lynchod at Sword's Creek ls totally untrue. The Tlmcs-Dispatcii correspondent communlcated over tho telephone to-nlght wlth partles living close to Pressley's home, and learned tliat he was seen In Russell cotinty to day. Pressl'ey had no connectlon what* evor wlth tho murder of tho two men, John Mutter and George Call, other than that tlio murder occurred In hls homo, whero tho dance was in progress. Tho only reason that can bo advanced for tho murder ls that tho danclng party were drlnklng. Fred Dye and Tom Gross, the two men charged wlth tho murder, aro safe in Russell county jatl( at Lebanon. DIES IN POST-OFFICE l-'lntiiiiii.-i lliill Cnrrlcr Drnpn Dend nt Cnrynbrook Ofllce. [Speclnl to Tho Tlmcs-DI-patch.] CARYSBROOK, VA., March 10.? Willlam Davls, about seventy years old, who has carrled tho mall from thls placo to Columbia for several ' years, dled suddonly ln tho post-offlce i here thls afternoon. Mr. Davis carrled j the mall to-day as tistial, and ? on hls I roturn seemed perfectly well. After I dellverlng tho mallsacks ho was i standlng ciuletly near the stora, when I he suddonly sank to the floor and dled in a few nilnutes. The postmaster, Mr. C. E. Jones, and several other gentlemen, who were present, went to hls asslstance, but he showed no consclousnoss and death quickly followed. DIPHTHERIA IN LOUDOUN Severnl Deathn From the Dlsease. Scliooln nnd C'hurchen Closed. [Special to Tha Tlmes-Dlnpatch.] LEESBURG, VA.. March 10.?Diph theria is raglng us an epidemlc ln Lov ettsvllle District, Loudoun county. There have been several dentlis and many cases are reported. The dlseaso has assumed a malignant type, and tlie publie school at Lovettsville, a3 well as the schools and churches in tlio neighborhood, have been closed. Quar antino regulation3 are being enforeed. Tho dlsease was brought to Vlrglnla from Brunswlck, Md. j .-. ONE OF DISPENSARY KECEIVERS DHOPft Ol'T OF SENATE RACE COLUMBIA. S. C, March 10.?Joseph A. McCulIough, of Greonoville, who was recentiy nppolnted ono of tho recelvers for the South Carollna Dispensary Fund by Judge Pritchard, and who beforo that tme had nnnoimced hls candidncv* for tho Unlted States .Senate for the term beginnlng March !), 11)00, to-nlght aniiounced hls wlthdrawal from tho race. Mr. McCulIough says his dutles as recolver wlll prevent him from con tlnuing an activo canipalgn. ? To Iltin Down FIrcliugS. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. j SUFFOLK. VA., March 10.?Hurrlcnne Branch with his hounds left to-night for Baskervlllo, Va., to run down al loged flrebugs. Incendlary attempts on thc property of a wealthy cltizon oc? curred there about 1 o'clock this after? noon. DISTILLERS ARE INDICTED Nuinlier of True Hlll* Brought In By Federal Ornnd Jury ln Lynehburg. [Spoel.il loThaTlmes-Disputch.] LYNCHBURG. VA.. March 10?Tho March term of the Federal District Court convened here to-day wlth Judgo McDowell proslding. Tho grand jury returned tho followlng indictiiients: Pllkoy Ayres. Patrick county. lllicit dlstilllng; W. II. Renigar; Patrick i county. retiiovlng and conceallng splr its; W. II. Phllllps, Patrick county. j removlng and conceallng splrits; W. j H. Renigar ancl W. H. Phllllps, Patrick 1 county, operatlng dl?tilIorv with ih i tent to defraud and illlcit dlstilllng: Hnrry IL Garrett, Hallfax county, re movlng licjuor wlthout llcense. Tho enso agalnst J. -F. Smith, of Floyd county. for solllng Uquor wlth? out a llcenso. resulted In a flne of $100 and thlrty days In jall. ; ABNER'S FATE WITH JURY Ciinp Siibnilttcd YeiHtordiiv nml Trlnl .<? U-rglN to Boglll To-Diy. JACKSON, KY., March 10.?Tho f>ite of John Abner, charged with tho imir def of Jamos Cockrlll. wns gUen to tho Jury at nonn to-dav. Thc jury was stlll out lato to-nlght. The case of the ComnionwviUb analnst Boeoh Hargis. charged wlth tho murder of hls father, was called this afternoon. Tho Common woalth'a nttorneys announcod that thoy were '??-f-dy to try tho case. On tho d?s ? dant's motion the case wns pass'od untll to-morrow. TRI_I. OF IMHEST'S KI.AYEH WILL UE CONCLUDEB TO-DAY DENVER, COL., Murch 10.?Tho pros* eoutlon ln the case of Guiseppe Alla, charged wlth tho murder of Fathev Len IloInrlcliH, ln St. Ellzaboth'a Cath ollc Church, February 23d. nearly com? pleted tho presenta'tVn or lts ovldence to-day and the dofendant wlll rest in thc luipiis nf t|u? |urv by to-morrow. Tho dovclopments of to-day showed that thero wero onlv two witnesses to the act of the kitllng and. ulthough; thero wera seven or moro other peo? plo In the church at thn tlme, none of them saw tlio .shot fll'ftd, KI1U Step-Diiugliter'N l.nver. JENNINGS. LA.. Murch 10.?Kenny Colo was shot aud kllled to-day by G W. Lindsay, to whose, step-dauglitor Colo was paylng attontlons. Llndsay wac arrested aud takon to Jull at Crowley, Ln., for safe-keeplng, tlireata oc lvuchitx? liavlng be?i m?_ SIGNS OF REVQLT Move for Caucus to Amend Rules so as to Strip Speak? er of Much Power. TACTICS USED FOR TAFT STIRRING UP DISCORD Extrcmes to Which Administra tion Is Going to lnfluence Dele? gates Increases Factional Bitterness?One Demo- i crat for Aldrich Bill. 1 Imes-DIspalch Bureau, Munsey Buildlng; Washlngton, D. C? March 10. SIGNS of a revolt against the ruH of Speaker Cannon are manlfest Ing fhemselves on the Repuhli? can sldo of the House of Repre sentatlvcs, and while they may not lndlcato a successful rcvolutlon they do lndlcato very clearly that thero I3 far from that unlty on the sldo of the majorlty which has becomo pro verblal ln recent years. Ropresonta tlve Hayes, one of tho solld Repuhli? can delcgatlon from Callfornla, ls clr culatlng a potltion for a caucus of Republican members to conslder cer? tain changes ln tho manner of seleet Ing tho members ot the Commltteo on Rules, which, lf adopted, will work a revolutlon In methods of Iegisla tlon, and strlp tho Speaker of a very great doal of his power. Mr. Hayes proposes that tho Rules Commlttee shall conslst of four Rc publlcnns and threo Democrats, to bo nomlnated In caucus of each party, and elected by tho House. He belloves thls would prevent tha Speaker's having Buch absoluto power as ho now oxorclses, through his ap? polntment of tho Rules Commlttee, Tho commltteo ls now composed of flve members, Including tho Speaker and Messrs. Dalzell and Sherman and two Democrats, Messrs. Williams and De Armond. Every tlme thero Is any leglslatlon of Importance doslred by tho Speaker ho calls a meeting of tha commlttee, and tho commltteo reports n special rulo, llmitlng debate and providing that a vote shall be taken at a speclfled hour. Hopeful of Caucus. Mr. Hayes believes that wlth a largor commlttee the rulo would not bo so nearly absoluto as at present, He would not predlct that tho caucus, if called, would adopt his resolutlon, but ho said ho bellovcd ho could so curo enough signatures to tho petition to insurc tho calllng of tho caucus. But should ho even fall In thls, tho fact that so many have slgned lndl cates that thero ls much dlssatisfactlon wlth tho abrltrary rule of tho Speaker, compared to whom Czar Reed was a bonlgnant and bcnoflcent constltutlonal ruler. And thls 13 only ono of the cvldonces that Ropubllcan unlty ls Inrgoly a thlng of tho past slnco Roosoveltlsm has caused such flery formentatlon in tlie party pot. PrcHldent'a Pnrtlsanry for Tnft. Tho extrcmes to which tho admlnl.? trntlon Is going ln order to galn dele? gates for Secretary Taft Is contrlbut ral dellvcry sorvice threo carriers on ln tho Republican ranks. The foellng which now oxists between Taft and anti-Tnft Republlcans ls far strongor than that which Is found between Re? publlcans and Democrats, and ls chief ly tho result of tho unprecedented pnrtlsanry ot tho admlnistration. An Instance of the manner ln which the Presldent and his admlnistration gen ernlly are uslng patronage to hammer out Taft votes comes from Kentucky to-day, tho Post-Ofilce Department hav? ing summarlly dismissed from the ru ral dellvery servlce 300 carriers on routes out of Mayrleld solely for the reason, it Is alleged, that they were Falrbanks supporters and would not agree to be for Taft. It ls extremely probablo that such mothods will nomlnato Secretary Tuft, but lt is ugreed that tho men omploy lng such tactics should remember that the nomlnee has to be elected as well. Naturally, Democrats are not trylng to smooth tho troubled waters tossing tho Republican bark. Den?ocrut_ for Aldrlch Bill. Advocates of tho Aldrlch currency bill havo stated frequently that a number of Democrats in tho Senate would voto for the measuro. A leading Democratic Sonator said to-day that he had been unable to dlscover but ono Senator on tho Democratic sldo who would support tho bill. It ls undcrstood that Senator Owens, of Oklahoma, will vote for the measure. It has always been the boast of tho Republlcans of the Senate that whonever- thoy needed votes for any purposo, thoy could count on bolng able to get them froms tho Democratic slde. Committce to Vlslt Itlchmond. The Houso Commlttee on Publlc Bulldlngs nnd Grounds accepted t-day tho Invitatlon of Represontatlvo l_am. that a ..ubconimltteo vlslt t?i. .mond be? foro passlng 011 his bill to Increaso the ltmlt of cust of tho Richmond Post offlce to $1,833,000, ln order to enable the government to purchaso the entlre block ln which the present buildlng la located. and on tho slta of which It Is proposed to locate the now structuro. The subcommlttoo. which will lcave hero ut 11:10 o'clock Frlday morning, will conslst of Reprcsentntives Bar tholdt, chairman of the Commlttee on Publlo Bulldlngs and Grounds. and Messrs. Rodenberg, Lafean, Norrls nnd Thomas. P. unlon for . Ir.. Plckett. Ropresentntlve Lamb Introduced a bill to-day granttng 11 penslon of $100 a month to Mrs. Plckett. wldow of General George B, Plckett. who com* manded tho Confederato column which mado tha hlstorlc charge up Cemctory RUtge ln tho Battlo of Gettysburg. The bill provldes that Mrs. Plckett shall re? celvo a penslon of $100 a month on account of tho services of her husband ln tho War wlth Moxlco. She i_ em? ployed ln tho Penslon Ortlce ln thl? clty, und has held thls posltion for a nunibor of years. Captain Lamb said to-day thut a nuniber of Northern wo. men ur. od tho Introductlou of tho bill. Mllitnry tlixtd to Arliatitou. Tho House Commltteo on Mliltary Affalrs roported favorably to-day Rep? resentatlvo Carlin'a bill a .thorlaing the