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Iteroatrh THR TIMBH FOUNDED 18--. TH 13 DIBPATCII FOUNDED 1S60. WHOLE NUMBER 17,922. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, MAY 11, HJ08. PRICE TWO CENTS Conferenee Speakers Favor Compulsory Edncation and Denounce Factory System. STATE'S DUTY TO GUARD GROWING GENERATION "Worthlcss Parents and Mcrcenary Employers Wr'ecking Hundreds of Lives ? Dcclaration of Dcpcndcncc Necessary Now, Dr. McKclway Declares. DEALI.N'G wlth the world-wlde toplc of chlldren. thelr educa? tlon, thelr tralnlng and the evll of drivlng thoin under steam prosstire at the whccl, when tholr frall llmbs and bodies are too -weak to stand tho tcrrlblo pun? ishment and straln, tho genernl sesslon of the National Conforence of Charl? tles and Corrcctlon at St. Paul's Church last nlght arousod tho public to thc iiiiportanco of more adequate laws to protect tho growing generation from tho msrcllOBs and mcrcenary dcniands of Industrial life. Three speakers. natives and resldents of the South. flrst chaniploned the cause of compulsory educatlon, and then at? tacked the employment of chlldren ln cotton mills, where they help to pay dlvldend- and glvo leisurc and comfort to lazy and worthlcss fathers. Tlie broad statement tbat llliteracy would disappear from the South lf these young people could bc dragged from spindlo and loom and turned over to the care of teachers was made. .Some of the Problema. Dr. A. ,T. MrKelway, of Atlanta, as MMant secretary of ihe National Child Labor Committee, who dlscussed "Child Labor and Cltlzerishlp," sald that there was a time when a Declaratlon of In dependonc(. was necessary, but tliat llio day haj come when a dcclaration of de pendence by the chlldren of Amerlca ?*as needed to save them from ruin. Professor XV. II. Hand, of thc Unl v-rslty of Houth Carolina, and Miss Jean Cordon, factory Inspector of New Orlrans, pointed out the lmperativ-: demand for compulsory educatlon. while Mlss Jane Addams, of thc llull Houso settlement ln Chlcago, urged a modltication ot the school so that the chlld could be taught to domlnate hls machine of labor and could bo Im preseed wlth the relatlon of hls studles to the work whlch hc wlll later per form. The interdependenco of the varylng themes was so clearly lmpressed upon the audlence, whlch erowded the church beyond thc polnt of comfort, that there was a touch of human In? terest throughout the appeal resultlng in a more deflnite undcrstanding of conditions as they exlst to-day. Though deploring the child labor evil, there was a tone of optlniism ln tho ad? dresses, for It was shown that good and substantial results have been ac complished by tbe enactment of laws to llmlt the age at wliicli the young may bo employed ln factory and mine. Itulu Llves for ('urtiilnn. To some the talk of Miss Addams may have been dlsappolnting, but not so to members of the conforence, famlliar with her efforts and strong of bellef in her slncerity as a humanltarlan. AVlth one Illustration sho emphasl_._ tiie sln and the misgulded policy ol parents who would waste the life of thelr offsprlng?who would sacrifice them to bulld a modest home and buy lace curtains. Sho pleaded for manual tralnlng and a closer relatlon between school labor and its effect upon thc abillty to earn wages. Though not on the program, Mr, Owen Lovejoy. secretary of thc Na? tional Chlld Labor Committee. aroused Interest by s.everely crltlcizing the re? fusai of the Unlted States Senate to adopt the chlld labor law prepared by hls assoclation for the District of Columbla, and then commendlng tho House of Itepresntatlves for passlng lt wlthout amendments. He asked the conferenee to use Its great Ir.fluence to inducc the Senate to concur wlth the lower branch nnd thus frnme a model law whlch could apply to and be enacted by the varlous States. Itaeo Question Agiitn. As on former occaslons, thc race question loomed up ln the dlscusslon of compulsory educatlon, Professor Hnnd denylng that it would glve the negro an ndvantag* over tho whitos ln llftlng hlm abovo the stage of ll? literacy. Mlss Gordon; who submltted more concrete evidence in support of thls vlew, or denlal, clalmed tbat ln New Orleans tbo negro and tbo Jow are not to be found in factories and department stores. that work. fell to "your littlo whlte-faeod, shrunken ciiosted, curved-back whlte Chrlstians," whilo tho Jow and tbo nogro boy woro at school, well-nourishod and wnxing strong ln tho glorious Southern sun llght. To-day the conferenco wlll onjoy tliat samo sunlight. minglcd wlth the breeze that sweops over the James. As the guest of tho clty it will go by steainor to Westover. To-nlght the general sesslon wlll be equal in importanco to all, for lt wlll deal with the subject of public health, the principal speakers being Dr. H. XV. Wiley, thc govern inent's puro food expert, and Dr. Bev? erly Warner, ot New Orleans, who wlll discuss tho negro's outlook for health. Xo-.Vpplniise Order Failed. Mlss Frances Curtls, of Boston, pre? slded aa chalrman of the committee on children last nlght. Tho program was changed, and Professor Hand, who was called homo, was Introduced as tho flrst speaker. Mlss Curtls asked that the audlence refrnln from applauso, but thero was hand-clapplng at the conclusion of every address. Professor Hand contonded that thc need of compulsory educatlon lawn ln the South ls evldent from tbo fearful ly large porcontngo of llliteracy among the whito chlldren nnd the whitos ol votlng ago, as well as tho largo num? ber of children not ln school. ",It ie ?vldont, too," lio continued, "that tlie / "" (Continued on Thlrd Page.) SHERIFF IDIISES Adviscs Citizens of Kentucky to Shoot Down Troops if Arrests Are Made. NIGHT RIDERS STILL TERRORIZE FARMERS Despitc thc Presence of Military, Tobacco-Growcrs^ Are Being Killed, and Plantbcds Are Dynatnitcd by Out law Bands. I.Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] LKXINCSTON, KY.. -May lo.?Krom many- soctlons of tho State, where flylng sfiuads of mllltiu havo beon actlvely engaged, are comlng stories of anger on tho, part of tho citizens who resent Governor Wlleon's actlon In ordering but Htate troops by wholesale. So acuto has thls fecllng become that tho sheriff of Trlgg county haa advlsed people to shoot thn soldlers down llke dogs If them attempt to make arrests. Indignation meetlngs will .be held wlthln the next few days on account of soldlers. For the last three weeks flylng snuads of soldlers have been appearlng at unexpectod places and aftor remainlng a day or two rlde away. Several detachments passed through this clty last week and forty four were In Rlchmond. Madlson coun? ty. to-dny. Elghty soldlers left Cyn thlana last nlght for Bracken and Nlcholas counties. Oiitrnari Contlnue. All thelr moveincnts. however, have not stopped nlght riding, as two mcn were brutally hcaten last week In Bracken rountlO near where soldlers pat rolled, and In Brown county, just across the Ohlo Rlver from Kentucky, r. Ino tobacco beds were dynamlted whllo soldlers camped in the same county. In Boyle county, Ky., wlth soldlers wlthln one mlle, dynamlte was used to destroy tobacco beds. and farmers were warned. Roger Willlams. of thls clty. brigadler-general of the Kentucky State Guard. who Is In com? mand of troops now In -Western Ken? tucky, has issued orders that soldiers tntist make no arrests unless provlded wlth warrants, the same as clvil offl? cers. Citizens declare soldlers are doing no good. are frlghtening people by thslr warllke demcanor. and that money Is being ?o,uanderod keeplng them ln the fleld. It ls reported that two nlght riders were recently killed ln Madlson county by growers whom they attacked, but thi* cannot be con firmed. RELATIONS STRAINED Ofllclals of Venezuela \ot on Hand ln Dld Mlnister Itussel Good-Ily. WILLEMSTAD, Bay 10.?XV. XV. Rus sel, the American Mlnister to Venez? uela, salled from here on the steam? ship Caracas for the Unlted States. where he wlll spend hls vacation of two months. The American minlster arrived here from Puerto Cabello, Ven? ezuela, sailing from that port yester? day after a visit to the Unlted States gunboat Vuducah. His departure from Puerto Cabello was greeted with a sa lute of flfteen guns. That there ls a tenslon in the dlplo? matlc relatlons between the Unlted States and Venezuela was shown by the fact lhat none ot the Venezuelan officials was on hand to bid Mr. Russel good-by. Thomas P. Moffat, American consul at La Gualra, ls shut up in that city because of tlie plague. It ls thought that the Unlted States may send a gunboat there for the purpose of trans ferrlng the consul. because at present there are no American Interests re ciulring his presence. Presldent Cas tro's decree shutting off La Gualra may be prolonged indeflnitely, or untll a full week passes wlthout new cases of the plague maklng thelr appearance. There is great distress among tlie unemptoyed. A second rellef train was sent to the isolated clty yesterday wlth provlsions. The death list ls growing and tho whole town seems to be In fected. WOMAN SH00TS THIEF Cool ln Knee of Dnnccr, Froduoer< "Gun" at Rlght Time. YONKEftS. N. Y.. May 10.?When Mrs. Josehlne Hanillton was awakeiicd early to-day by tho flare of a dark lahtern whlch had been turned on the face of her husband, lylng by lier side ln bed. sho did not scream. In? stead she clcser her eyes and remalned perfectly stlll untll the soft footsteps of the burglar bearing the light sound ed from thc farther end of the room. Then she sprang from bed, grabbed a revolver Crom a bureau drawer and be? gan to shoot. At the flrst shot the burglar jumped through a window, a second bullet fol? lowed hlm as he leaped, and as he struck the ground another ball was sent after hlm. He got away, but when policen-.en nnd neighbors, who had been nttracted by the shots, reach? ed the scene, they found splotohes of blood on the stones under tho win? dow, Indlcatlng that one or niorc of thc bullets had reached hlm. MANY LIVES SAVED .Swltch Knglnc Hlts Olmlruolhin IMaccd to AVreok. Crowded Kx press. WASHINGTON', PA.,. May 10.?Tho passing of a shlftlng engine. whlcli the would-be traln wreckers had /not counted upon, undoubtedly avertod a serious disaster to the eastbound flyer froivTSt, Louls to Pittsburg on the Pan Handlc Rallroad of tho Pennsylvanla system, between here antl McDonald. lato last nlght. An ohstructlon was placed on the traeks In such manner, experlenced rallroad men say, that nothing could have saved the fast train had it not been dlscovered. The switchlng engine ran Into the obstruc tlon and was dltched. A plece of rall was lald across the track nnd flrmly wedged, ln position. Rallroad detec? tives are worklng on a clue, wlih* ls expected to result ln arrests. Tho flyer ls ono of thc most crowded on the road ln passenger and express trafflc. -a-?? Same Olll Story. SIMLA. BRITISH INDTA. May 10.? After a long delny tho Anieer of Af ghanlstan has replled to tho Indlan govornment'K'renunistrnncfv ngulnst the invnsion of British terrltory by the Af ghans. Tho Anioer cxplai'ns the difM cultlos ln controlllng tho frontlov trlbos, and states that ho'has Isauod strlngent orders rocallod thoso wlio havo crossed tho frontlor ond lustruct Ing the officials to prevont further ln curalons, Spends the Last" Day in Vir? ginia at Church and in the Woods. SECRET SERVICE MAN FOLLOWS HIM General Rosser Calls on Chicf Executivc, Who Appointcd Him to Offiee?President, in Fine Humor, Shakcs Hands With Every One Xcar. CHARLOTTESVILLK, VA., May 10.?Tho special train contaln? lng Presldent Roosevelt left North Garden at 4:20 o'clock thls afternoon for AVashington. Thc rubbcr-tlrcd trap ln whlch wcrc sealed tho President, Mrs. Hoosevclt, and John Burroughs.' the naturallst, pulled into North Garden nearly an hour before tho trio was expeeted. The Siuthern Rallway officials pres? ent at once altered thelr plans, and the traln left almost Immediately, fol? lowlng closely bohind passenger traln No. 44, which was sldetrackcd at Charlottesvllle ln order to give the special the right of way. The Pres? ident allghted from tbc trap wlth a springy step, follo\.->d by liis guest, Mr. Burroughs. and then Mrs. P.oose volt, who carrled a bunch of wlld flowers In her hands. Before entoring tho private 'car Columbia, tho Presl? dent several times doffed hls hat to thc crowd whicli had gathered at thc station, and to the passengers on tralri No. 41, whlch had just pulled Into the depot. Hc held a brlnf conversatlon wlth one or two of hls acquaintances, saylng that he had had a dellghtful outing. and that the weather could not have been prcttier. As the special pulled out, he return? ed to the platform of the car and waved a'dleu to tho crowd. Blrds nnd Flowers. On the drlve over from Plne Knot. the President and Mr. Burroughs fro quently allghted to examlne the flowers, while the former called the at? tentlon of the Presldent and Mrs. Itoosevelt io some of the blrds that flltted across the roadway. Burroughs interested the driver, Frank Lcathers, in the subject of birds, and promlsed to send hlm a book on the subject. The presldential party attended thc 11 o'clock servlces at Chrlst Eplscopal Church. a half*mile dlstant from Fir,i< Knot. The trip was made ln a car? rlage from Plain Deallng. which wa: drlven by "Dlck McDaniel." The churcr was reached twenty mlnutes; before tht hour of service, and in tn'ts tlrtie ?hi Presldent shook hands wlth every per? son present. The littlo cdifl-** wai crowjed, and the congregation belng unusually large. Tlie Presldent and Mrs. Roosevelt occupled the thlrd pew, and both entered hoartlly Into the ser? vice, followlng the rector ln tbe read? lng of the lessons. The sermon, by the Rev. XV. H. Darble. was an ex? cellent one, hls text being taken from the twelfth verse of the twelfth chap? ter of the Acts of the Apostles. Secret Service Man. Mlss Farrar, of Scottsville, preslded at the organ, and splendid music was furnished by thc Scottsville orchestra. Among the audlence was a secret ser? vice man, who was unknown to the Presldent. Mrs. Roosevelt wore a blue coat suit wlth hat to match, trlmmed wlth black wings. The Presldent's suit was gray He wore a black hat and a dark tie. Th. palr of stallions, Plain Deallng and Aebeneer, which pulled the party t.j church. were purchased by Dr. C. J. Rlxey for the Presldent at the dlsposal sale held on the estate of the laU Wllliam Wilmer, Plain Deallng, Tues? day of last week. After church the presldential party returned to Pine Knot for luncheon accompanied by Joseph Wilmer. Tlio Prosldent and Mrs. Roosevelt and Mr. Burroughs went for a stroll to gather flowers for the chlldren of the Roosevelt household. Some Stai of Bethlehem bulbs were especlall*. prlzed by Mrs. Roosevelt. Just be? fore the departuro from Plne Knot General Thomas L. Rosser and twe ladies drove up, havlng come across country from Charlottesvllle. The dashing cavalry leader, wbo ls one ol tho few survlving Confederate gen erals, Is the present postmaster ol Charlottesvllle, having been appolntec to offlce by Presldent Rooseveit. Hc was warmly weleomed by the Presi? dent, and the two conversed for qulte a wlllle. Several hundred people were gathered at the depot ln this clt*. when the special passed through. Thi President appeared on the platforrr and waved hls hand at the crowd unti: tho train dlsappeared from vlew. Bnck nt "Whlte House, WASHINGTON, D. C, May 10. Fresident Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt and John Burroughs, who have beer spendlng soveral days at Pino Knot Mrs, Roosevelt's country place, ln, Al? bomarlo county, Va? returned to Wash? lngton to-nlght at S:15 o'clock. A spo? clal traln, composed of two cars brought the party back, the trlp belnv wlthout ineldent. The traln was met by Mlss Kthel Roosevelt and Captalr Frank McCoy, mllitary ald to thi Presidont. The Presldent expressed hlmself as greatly pleased wlth his outing. He wore a "Rough RIdor" campalgn hat and appeared to be refreshed by hls stny nt Pino Knot. One hundred oi morir persons gathered at the station to greet tlie party. _ ? ? MISS SCHENCK WEDDED Marrles Vanderhllt Stable Manugor Af? ter Seutiiitlouul -iplsodes. NEW YORK, Mny 10,-r-Florencc Schonck, tbe pretty Vlrglnla glrl wiu figured somo tlmo ago ln varlous son satioual 'eplsodes wlth Charles Wll? son, stable manager for Alfred G. Van dorbilt, was marrled to Wllson ln Lon? don on Thursday, ancl Immedlntely ap penred wlth hlm on the coach Vnnture lt was the flrst tlmo Mr. Vnnderbll: hns ovor had a brldal couple on hh coach. Tlio marriasfo coremony wns per? formed by a reglstrar of Pacldlngton wlth only ono friond of Wllson ani two friends of Mlss Schenck present. ALMOST KILLED 81 MUGHJUNDNESS Officers and Men of the Great Fleet, PracticalJy Exhaust ed by Entertainmcnts. GRADUATES OF NAVAL ACADEMY BANQUET Members of the Press With the Fleet Roytilly Entertaincd at Breakfast?Many Prominent Speakers?Rcutcrdahl Tells of Navy's /Needs. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, May 10.? After four days' of Ihdulgenco ln all the' varled forms of hospltallty provlded by San Franclsco, whlch has worn well-nlgh every ond to the polnt of physlcal exhaustlon. the ob.cern and men of the Paciflc and Atlantic fleets spent a Sunday of recupcratlon and rest. Functlon has followed functlon ln such rapld successlon slnce the fleet's arrlval that they havo hardly had time to finish wlth one before be? glnnlng another. Parades and revlcws durlng tho day, followed by automo? bllo rldes, receptlons, balls and ln numerablo social events, have occu? pied almost every hour of tlme. Annapolls) Dinner. Admlral Thomas remalned at the Fairmount Hotel all day. Last nlght he contracted a sllght cold at the ban fiuct whlch he attended In Oakland, whlch prevented hlm leavlng his apart ments to-day. To-nlght, however, he attended thc alumni dinner of thc graduates of Annapolls glv;n at thc Fairmount Hotel. Thls dinner was at? tended by about 150 offlcers from thc combined fleets and many clvlllans whe are graduates of the Naval Aeademy The affalr was less Informal than most of the previous functlons. There were lmprornptu addresses by Admlral Thomas and others upon topics per talnlng to the navy. Breakfast to Press. A breakfast was glven at 11 o'cloch to-day at 'the Fairmount to the mem? bers of the press wlth tho fleet. Ii was one of' the most elaborate en tertainments that has been providei for the newspapermen on the crulse Mayor Edward R7 Taylor was one ol the prlnclpal speakers, among whom were also ex-Mayor James D. Phelan, Gavln McKab and representatlves ol both the vlsitlng and local press. One of the Interesting speeches was thal of Henry Reuterdahl. who spoke upoi thc navy's needs and the necesslty ot more attentlon to the affalrs of the navy by the press of the country. The program ..for tho coSnlng woek ii filled wflli "a varlety of events In the dlfferant cities around the bay. An au tomoblle rlde for 400 officers of tht fleet ls on the program for to-morrow morning. Many athletic events. Ir whlch men from the fleet wlll partlci pate. aro also scheduled. There wlll bf excurslons for both offlcers and men to San Jose, Vallejo. Berkely and othei nearby cltles. Trips to Mount Tamal pals and the big trees wlll bo made on different days. The offlclal programed entertalnments will not end untll next Saturday night. CLEVELAND BETTER Mrs. Cleveland Attend* Churcii antl Goes for n Walk. LAKEWOOD, N. J.. May 10.? Reports from the Lakewood Hotel to-ntghl were that former Presldent Grovet Cleveland had passed a comfortable twenty-four hours, and that his con? dition continues to improve. The wln? dows of the Cleveland apartments were full of flowers. which have been senl to the hotel by frlends. Mrs. Cleveland left the patient twice to-day, thls morning to attend services ln tlie Presbyterlan Church and thls afternoon for an hour's walk about town. SOUTHERN BAPTIST TO MEET AT HOT SPRINGS HOT SPRINGS, ARK., May 10.?Or Thursday, May 14th, the Southern Bap? tist Convention and its allled organ? lzatlons wlll meet here for a four days session. Preparatlons are belng mad< to entertaln a large number of dele? gates and vlsltors. At the openinf sesslop. the annual sermon wlll hc preached by Rev. Henry W. Battie, D D., of Nortii Carolina. Chlef interesl ln the convention wlll centre In the re? ports of the Sunday school board, thf home mlssions board and the boarr of foreign mlsslon. Hon. Joshua Lev erlng of Baltlmore, wlll probably pre? slde over the dellberatlons of the con? vention._ CLEVELAND DISTRICT CONVENTIO? INSTRUCTS DELEGATES FOR DRYA? CLEVELAND, O., May 10.?The Dora ocratlc Twentiath Dlstrlet Convention held yesterday, hearitly Indorsed tlu platform adopted by the State conven tion, bul pledging support only to Uy party candidates who stand squarel; upon that platform. Tho convention elected Charles P Salem and Thomas P. Schmldt dele? gates to the national convention ai Denver, and adopted resolutlons ln structing them to voto for Wllliam J Brynn. ? LADY HAS HOTH LEGS AXD ONE ARM BROKE; [Rp<?clsl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] STAUNTON. VA- Ma.>' 10.?Mrs. Han gor anrl young son, Franklln. wer thrown from a buggy whllo rlrivliij homo from church thls morning. th horso taklng fright at a street ca and runnlng away. The buggy wa ovorturned snd the occupants throwi out, Mrs. Hangor striking tho curl and a telephone pole. The boy es caped with brulses, but Mrs. Hango hnd both legs broken neav tho ankl and one ann broken at tho elbow. Sii was othorwlso brulsed and was badl; shoclted. ? . 200 D1E FROM TYPHOID IN RUSSIAN PRISO.'i KIEV. RUSSIA, May 10-*A frlghtfu epidemic ot typhold is raglug in th< cltv prlson. More thnn 200 deaths si far. havo pcour.rod, nnd practlcally al of tho Inmates are Infocted. The au thorltles aro wlthholdlng details. WEATHER. Fair and warmer. 14 G0VERMQR5 TO MEET PRESIDEWT Dlstinguished Assembly in Washington This Week to Conier With. Roosevelt. WILL GRAPPLE WITH PUBLIC QUESTIONS President Declares That It Is the Plain Duty of Americans to Safeguard tlic National Re? sources of thc Country.-' Asks Aid of thc States, Washington; d. c, May io.? Thls wlll be an cventfu! and hlstorlc week In Wasll? lngton. Thc arrlval has al? ready begun of one of tne mostemlnentgroups of mentliathas ever gathered here. lncluded In the as semblage will bc forty-four Governors of Statos and Terrltorles, ihclr ad vlscrs to the number of 153, and flfty nlne presldents of the leadlng national organlzatlons of the United States?a total of 258 men, notable for thelr po? sitlons and abllity to grapplo with a great publlo question. The occaslon Is tho conferenee on natural resources, whlch wlll be held at the White House thls week. and over which Presldent Roosevelt will preslde. Tho theme of the conferenco is worthy of the men who will partl clpatc. Its Importance was set forth by Presldent Roosevelt In hls letter of lnvltatlon to tho Governors ln these words: rialn Duty. "It ls the plain duty of us, who. for thc moment. are responsiblc. to take lnventory of tho natural resources, wliich have been handod down to us, to forecast the needs of the future and so handle the great sources of our prosperlty as not to destroy In ad? vance all hope of the prosperlty of our descendants. "Facts whlch I cannot gainsay force me to believe that the conservatlon of our natural resources ls the most weighty question now before the peo? ple of the Unlted State.**' If this is so, the proposed conferenee, whlch ls tho first of its kind, wlll be among the most Important gatherings in our hlstory in Its effect upon the welfare of all our people." The conferenee reports the climax In the development of Presidont Roose? velt'- pollcy regardlng natural re source<-. It ls a natural outgrowth of the actlvltles of the forest service, whlch has been the ploneer ln con sfirvatl<y,i and through tbe jwork ol whlch the public mlnd has heen arouse( to tho close approach of a tlmber famlne. LAD'S SAD DEATH Small Boy Dsgv-yicd "Wlthln Sight ol )II? 'fwi-nt-' Home. [Special to The Timcs-DIepatch.] WILMINGTON, N. C. May 10.?A pe cullarly sad tragedy, and one that car rlcs a warning to parents for the most careful watclilng of chlldren, occurred here yesterday mornlng, when Master I.uther Little, the mne-year-old son of Mr. nnd Mrs. T. .1. Little, met n watery grave. The lad was drowned almost within a stone's throw of hls home, and while ln swlmmlng wltli several companions. Tho Little home is not far from the Cape Fear Rlver which flows by Wllmlngton. and the youngster and several others went tc the water and began swlmmlng around near the edge, where the water. \t shallow. Suddenly. the lad got ovoi his head, and he called piteously foi help. His companions could not swlm well enough to go to lils ald, and they could but run away after asststance Help camo, but the lad had gone down for the last time before lt reached thc scene. Two hours afterwards thc nude body of the boy was recovered and borni to the grl'ef-strlcken home of his pa? rents. "When tbe body was taken fron: the water l.erolc efforts were mad' to revive the spark of llfe, but with? out success; The tragedy is all tln more saddoning on account of the lit? tle fellow belng the only chlld of hh parents. LAMBETH CONFERENCE , IllHliops Ramlolpli anii Tucker Wll! Leave on June 20th. [Spoclal to The Times-DIspatch.] LYNCHBURG. VA.. May 10.?Blshor A. M. Randolph. of Norfolk, and Bis hon -? D. Tucker, of thls clty, will sal! from New York on .Tunc 20th to attenc the Lambeth Conferenee, whlch ls lc be held at Lambeth Place, the home of the Archblshop of Conterberry, lr London. beglnnlng July Ith. Tho ses? sion wlll last untll August 6th. Bishop Tucker announces here thai Rev. J. M. Ownes, rector of St. Paul'i Eplscopal Church, Norfolk, wlll act ai chaplain to Bishop Randolph, and Rev Mr. Goodwin. of ?Wllllamsburg, as chaplain to hlmself. Or. XV. A. Barr of this clty, had been selected ns chap? lain for Bishop Tucker, but it i.s lm posslble for hlm to make" thc trlp. Bishop Randolph will mako an ad? dress durlng tho conforenco on thc theme "Tho Chrlstian Falth ln Rela? tlon to Modern Thought." Blshor Tucker to go upon the contlnent. re? turnlng home September lst. EX-OFFICER A SUICIDE Chas. E. Bniuford, Whn ReMgncil Fron the Army, Sliools lllmi-rl.. WASHINGTON, P. C. May 10.?Chas E. Bamford, a praduate of West Polnt nnd wbo reslgncd from the army nr , a second lieutenant In Septembei-j 1006 Hl-sjiot and klllod hlmself ln hls roon at the Rogent Hotel, ln thls clty, to day, From lottors found among hls effects, hls address is thought to bc Stil) Halton Avenuo, Trenton, N. J. Bam? ford had recently boen engaged Ir clvil englneorlng, hut a lettor address? ed to Adjutant-Goneral Alnsworth. ask ing for a roappolntmont to tho army which was found in hls pocket, lead! to the bellef that hls vlsit to Wash 3 Ington was for tho purpose of beinc i restored to tlio army. Ho had hooi 1 nt tbo Regent slnco Thursday, hir - hnd not lieou nt tho Wnr Pepartmont At the tlmo ho .stiot hlmself, Bnmfori wns In bad aiul hrul a noto book il ono hiiiKl. in whlch woro oxtracts o doloful ye'i'se, whlch lod tlio coronoi to believe tbat Bamfoi'd was suirerlut from inolnncholln. Tn his pockots won found a chock for **35, ?3.*1 ln coah uiu a return tlcket to Trenton. CALIFORNIA VOTES 1 Republicans; by a Primary Vote, Declare Him Fav? orite for President. WILL NOiMINATE HIM IN SPITE OF PROTEST Returns Show That Taft Is Sec? ond and Hughes the Third Choice?Party Is Split Over Secretary of War and thc President. SAN FRANCLSCO. CAL, .May 10.? An unusual sltuation wlll pre? sent Itself when the Republi? can Stnte convention meets al Sacramento next Thursday. Re gardle?s of the fact that Presldent nooscvelt has repcatcdly stated that he wlll not he a candldate for rc-clec tlon, Republican voters ot California by unofficial ballot at the primarles last week for the sclectlon of dele? gates to the State convention. doclaret! thelr preference for tho Presldent ovet other candidates, and lt may bc that the Sacramento convention wlll carry out the wishes of tho voters and In? struct for Roosevelt. George H. Knight, who secondet Roosevelt's nomlnation at the last Ro publlcan Natlonal Convention, prob 'ably wlll bo chalrman of thc Stat< convention. , A Tarty Flght. Thc plan for taklng unofficial ballot to indlcate the preference of thc Re publlcans In thls State for Preslden' was adopted by the State contral com mlttee as a compromlso betwoen thi regular Republican members of tlu committee and thoso afflllated wltl the Llncoln-Roosevelt League, the lat ter belng a reform movement, whlch 1: seeklng to wrest control of the parti from the regular organization. Thi Llncoln-Roosevelt League |s committei to Secretary of War Wllliam H. Tafl. Some of the leaders tn the "regular" ranks, although openly declarlng themselves for Taft, opposed hls In dorsement by tho State Central Com mlttee and proposed an unofflclal prl mary to learn the preference of tin Republican voters. The. returns from the unofflclal vot< east for presldential nomlnce at thi primarles show that Presldent Roosc velt recelved the largest number o votes, wlth Secretary Taft as sccom cholce, and Governor Charles i, Hughes. thlrd. Returns from the reg ular primarles, although held on Ma; Oth. are stlll Incomplete. Both the rcgulars and the Llncoln Roosevelt League claim vlctory. Indl catlons aro that the former will hav a safe majority. SCH00L$, NOT ARMY Falrbanks at Chlcago Has a Few Slapi nt tbe Prenlilcut. CHICAGO, ILL., May 10.?Vlcc-Pres Ident Charles W. Falrbanks was tht guest of honor to-day at the dedica? tion of St. Stanlslaus Pollsh Romai Cathollc Parochlal School, the largesi lnstitutlon of Its klnd In the Unltet Stntes. The Vlce-Presldent arrived fron Washlngton in the morning. attendoc the dedication exercises In the after? noon and In the evenlng was the prin clpal speaker at a banquet commemo ratlng the dedication. The Vlce-President, In hls address sald that he would rather see the peo? ple spend thelr money In building great schools and churches than tc see them spend It ln unduly expand Ing armies and navies. In referring to sociallsm the Vlce Presldent said that lt Is a sort oi procrustean principle of society, ani puts a handicap upon genlus, abllltj and thrlft. In the new parochlal school 4.501 pupils wlll receive instructlon from f staff of more than 100 teachers. SPANKING FOR CASTR0 Krnnce Wnuts Roosevelt to U?e Blj Stlck on I'rcMiU-nt of Venezuela. PARIS, May 10.?The recent expul slon of elght Frenchmen from Vene? zuela has served to increase the ,re sentment of Freneh publlc oplnior agalnst President Castro's arrogan treatment of forolgners. The Temps reviewing the sltuation, oxpressed re gret that France dld not send shlps ti bombabrd Puerto Cabello, Instead o; slmply breaklng off dlplomatlc rela tlons, when M. Talgny, the ? Frenel charge d'affalres, was expelled fron Venezuela two years 'ago. It declare: that the tlme has como to act. "The Unlted States seems disposoc to begln," says the Temps. "Senatoi Cullom declared that Castro deserved ( good spanklng. Never wns there t more propltlous occaslon for Preslden Roosevelt to use tho big stick, ant Krance is porfoetly wllling to see hln onac.t the role of peacemaker. Vene? zuela must. be taught a lesson, and I Is immatorial whether it comes fron Washlngton or elsewhere, provlded i comea qulckly." FIVE IHBN DHOWNED BY OVEHTl'RNINfi OF LAUNCH NEWBURYPORT, MASS., May 10. Caught by a blg wavn as they were crosslng tho bar off Plum Island, a' tho mouth of tho Mcrritnack River nlno men of this city, who wero on f pleasure crulse In a naphtha launch, to i dny. were capsized and flvo of thon woro drowned. Captaln George K Bailey, the owner of the launch, aiu ' threo other men wero picked up bj ' passing boats. The drowned men wen ;ill Itallans and employed 111 shoi shops hore. They were: Bernanlo Pa rlscol. Plotro Mltone, Rlclo Schenn Joseph Colombo. Georgo P, Lumbis. i-??i??? ' ROCK CHASHED THROITGH ROOF OF TRAWJ THREE INJUREI FAIRMONT, W. VA.. May 10.?Whil> tho Chlcago and New Vork oxpross, oi tlie Baltlmore and Ohlo, was passini Hammond, seven mlles east of Fair inont, early to-dny, a largo ruck roll ed down from tho hlllsido and crash ed through the roof of the siuokini car, Inlurliig three passengors. Tlu Injured: J. B. Powdll, Falrmont, heai Injured; G. F. Gllmore, of Goshon, Ind head Injured; ilrlffith Jones. negro, o Falrmont. sllghtly inlured. Thn trnln was riiirhlng forty mlle: an hour whon the accldent occurred Visitors S war med All Day Long to See Home of Murderess. ROUTE LINED WITH FAKIRS AND THIEVES Jokcs and Laughter Heard or All Skles, and Tragedy Is , Turned Into a Picnic, Thc Post Card Men Reap a Rich Harvest. LAPORTE, IND., May 10.?All roadi ln Laporte county to-day led to tlio farm of Mrs. Belle Guin? ness, alleged murderer of at least ten persons, whose bodies have been unearthed in tho barnyaret and now thought to hav0 burned to dea'Ii wlth her three chlldren ln a flre whlch destroyed her farm house on April 28lh. Upwards of 15,000 slght seers visited tlio place ot death beforo sunset of tho flrst Sabbath to pass slnce news of tho mystery transpired. Nearly every ablc-bodled resldent ot Laporte went to the Guinness farm, and rallroads and trolley llnes brought about 4,000 nonresldents to the clty. Mayor Darrow found lt necessary to Issue strlngcnt orders that the Sun? day closlng laws should be strictly enforced. Hotels and restaurants wore ovorrun wlth patrons. Every conveyancc In Laporte was pressed Into servlco ln an attempt to provlde transportatlort to the farm whlch ls a mlle north of Laporte. Hundreds, however, were forced to walk. There was nothing in the attltude cf the crov-d to indicatc that they were visiting a place where grucsomo trago dies? had taken place. Jokcs and laugb !ng comments were heard on every slde and exclamatlons of Joy from success? ful rellc-bunters wero numerous. Along the roadside were soveral lemonade stands and lunch wagons At the gates were venders of souvenlt postal cards. and those bearlng a group picture of Mrs. Guinness and the throa little one who met death wlth her found a ready sale. Durlng the rusn to Laporte ln the aftornoon, several farm horses, frlghtened by automo hlles, started to run away. A bugg.y was upset, and Mrs. Benjamln Zanelar of Laporte, suffered a broken arm. Several plckpockots dld a thrlving business. whlte the crowd walted for homeward bound tralns. Investigation of tho farm tor mor* bodies halted to-day. Tho sherlffs and other offlcers wero forced to become spectatora also. ? Several vlsltors. however, were seek? lng Information concernlng mtsslng friends or relatlves; and some further Information regardlng the posslble ldentlty of the victlms of the farm re? sulted trom Mielr lnqulrles. The most dofinlto information came from Olaf Llndboe., of Chlcago. Ha sald that hls brother Thomas worked for Mrs. Guinness threo years ago an-1 that the last letter from Thomas sald that Thomas Intended to marry Mrs. Guinness. Olaf wrote to Mrs. Guinness later and she replled that Thomas had gone to St. Louls and that she had had no word from hlm. Olaf Lindboe had not heard of Thomas since. Sherlff Mutzor wlll eontlnue hls In vestlgatlons at the Guinness farm lo inorrow, when the floor of the cellar may also be dug up and additional ex cavatlons may bc made ln tbe yard, where ten sadavers have been un? earthed. IS IT MURDER? Woman Found Dead?Poison ln Ilcr Hand, llut Police Sny No Sulclde. PHILADELPHIA. PA., May 10.?A mystery that savors of more than tlie ordinary surrounds the tindlng of iii body of a well dressed woman on a clay bank in thc extreme southwestern section of tlie clty to-day. The wo? man wns that of a rather pretty wo? man of the blonde type. apparently about thlrty-llvc years of age. The men comlng across the brlckyards from the Point Breeze Oil Works. on tho .Schuvlklll River. came across the body. wliich lav wltli one foot ln a small pond. Beside It lay a bottle tliat had coutalned carbollc acld. and it was taken for granted tliat tlic woman had committed sulclde. But when the po? lice hegan an investlgatlon they could llnd no foot prints made by a woman that would show how the unknown made her way over the muddy ground to tbe pond. They did llnd prints of a man's foet, and susplcion that tlie woman had beon carrled to the place was strengthenod by the fnct that the bodv lav carefully covered by tho coat boloiisring to tbe woman s suit ot bUck eufth. A gray straw turban waa plnned in place on tlie mass of light hair whlch was not greatly dishei .1__: The point where tlic body was found i.s far out of tho way of any or 11 arv traffic. but peoplo UyinK.not.far from 'the scene reportjiavlng heard a "ab or carrlage drlve by ear y t s uior.ilng. npparently gomgln theL.dl rectlon of the open brlckyards. wheio tho body was found. finn PI.aN'BIIS SHOT AVHILK SHTIXCi AT TABLE WATERTOWN. N. Y.. May 10.?-Tho crash of a charge of buckshot through a window upon a party of card players sent Jerry Apple welterlng ln hls blood to tho floor of his Uttlo cabln on Applc's Island. in Black Lake, north of this olty last nlght. As Applo fell a .son-ln-law. Albert crowder, jumped to hls feot. The report of tho shotgun ssaln eelioed through tho woods nnd Crowder fell dead. Mrs. Royal Dunnlng, Apple*s daugh? ter, escaped ln 8pl-?- of several charges aln'iod ln hor dlreetlon, On hor cornplalnt, her husband. Roval Diinniiig. wlth whom ahe had (liiiiirelled, has boon arrested, charged wlth murder. - . ? ?? Hurnt l'p I'Mve (lilldren. SIONTCOMERV. ALA., May 10.?.liin 1 Kennedy, a well known nogro man of . Montgomery, locked up hls sove-.i chil f droii in hls houso Ui-nlRlit and tlien et tho house on tiro. Klva wero burn d to death boforo they could be res uod.