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advertisein the Times Dispatch reach the buying public. JlIR TJMBB iroUNDBD 1M?. ?TIIB DI8PATCH FOUNDED l?rj. The Times-Dispatch " prints the news and prints it first." WIIOLl. NUMT3ER 18,173. lUCHMOND, VA., MONIMV, FKIUiTA RY 2.1, 101$ PRICE TWO CENTS. FORTUNE IS TURNED OVER TO HYPNOTIST Her Jewels and $6,000 Given Up by Mrs. Lindsay. THEN, FEARFUL, SHE TELLS POLICE John Fosgatc, Clairvoyant, and Confederate Now in Jail at Bristol, Captured While Seeking to Make Their k Escapc ? May Have Other Victims. [Special toThoTlmos-Dispadh.] Hrlafol, Va., Krliriinry _0.?\ Kennn tlonni case of whut ln helleved to have been liypnollc lafltience ntia rcvcnlcd liere tn-dnj, wlicn John Forignlc. re jnitr.l bypnotUI nnil .li.ii v ...MI..I. tlilr ty years old, nnd Willlam I,cvrls, _]* t\l\tS,til coufertrrlltr, fihoiit lhc unni ntsc, werr urrc?lcd <in COIUploInt ot Mra. Annnle J.iii.l-oi j, wldow ..l Ntuiirl I<*. l.ln.Kn.v, who wn? clerk of thc l nltr.l stii ti'n I ourt m Aulngdou for iiiuiij )nir?, -Ira, J.imlun*., Iiclnic >..Jvl?.-,j thnt 1 uNUiile and lili fliaoclafe were nbout to leave lhc clty, mnde known (? u... pollic nnil hIic liad niortseged real CNlnte lo rdlx clty (o the cxtent of 80,000, whlcli iiiiK.oni xlic liini turned over lu rnah to l-'oKRnle, toRClher wlth a guld wneh, a dlhnionil rlng nnd other jpwelry. < n.ituri-.l al I'olut of Gun. Fosgate wa.s arrested hy a detcctlvo early to-day, and Lewls, who hurricd ly left lhe clty ln tho early niornlng. carrying- all tho cash and jewels, waa captured at a farm hou.se near Vance. Tenn , h|jc nitlcs south ot thls clty. Pollcomaii Saniuel Odcll, learning from the conductor of the early train by telcphonlng to Johnson Clty, that Lewls had left tlie traln at Vance, hur rled there. Coverlng Lewls with a revolver. Offlcer Odell took possei'slon of hl? grip and found ln it a tln box containlng $3,900 ln currency, J.':,500 in _old coins of $5, $10 and IM) de nomlnatlons. In addltlon to the money, the box contalned two sold watches. pins, ring'< and dlamonds valued at probably $1,600. Fovgate came to iiri;'tni ? month ago and opr-ncd an offlce h'-re, profcr-ing to be an expert In ftalmlatry, niesmr-r iRm, hypnotism nnd fortune-lelllng. His i infederaUi came later. Fosgate ad vrrtlsed as tne "m?st renOwiied pro Iwor of hypnollc scienco ln the coun? try." and hla offlro was daily crowded wlth soclety mon and women seektng to know what fortunc hold In store for them. Fosgatc paid all bllls promptiy. and cbndiibted hlmself ln a way to Insplrc confldonce. Whon taken to pollco hcadquarters to-day ho frank Iv admltted that he had secured $0,000 from Mrs. Lindsay, b-it declared that Hhe gave It to hlm ln accordanco wlth a marriage contract: that he was to havo been marrled to her. and that he would tie able to prove as much by Mrs. Lindsay and her daughters. Kept It Scrrcl. It was lcarncd to-day lhat Mrs. Lindsay spent ton days ln an effort to BCCtiroMhe money shn gavo thc clair vovont and succecded only by mort gaglng valuable clty property without allowlng her relatives to know any? thing about tho transaction. Mrs. Lindsay la a daughter of the late Isaac C. Fowler. who was for twonty-flve years clerk of the Federal Court at Abingdnn, Vlrglnla, and who, prior to that tlme, conducted a news? paper i" Hrfstol. The family Is one of the best known and most hlghly connected In Southwestcrn Virginla 5Irs. Lindsay has hecn so conservatlvo In tlie management of her busincss af? falrs that her nolghbors aro greatly surprised that sho has been made tho vlctlm ot such a scheme. Fosgate clalcis to haye, como hero from Xms Angeles. C_i.?';_ut he has operated In New Vork. He Is a hand? somo man of medium height, wlth light brown halr an.l blue eyes. Whlle thls matter was brewlng he was busy wlth tho prcparatlon of a lecturo oni church work, which ho said he ex? pected to dellver soon beforo tho Brls? tol Young JVton's Chrlstian Association. In tho possession of Fosgato and hls jissiclate wero found tools and appll -ances said by tho pollco to oa well suited for burglarly. Tho caso wlll bo investigatod in Pollco Court to-mor? row. and Mrs. Lindsay, who-ls retlcent to-day, is expected to tell her story of tho affalr. Tho bond of each of tho men was placed by'Becorder Burrow at $5,000, and as ho rcfused to accept iho money they aro allegcd to liave fraudulcntly obtalned from Mrs. Lindsay for ball. they aro hold ln jall. Catercd Only to "Wcalthy. Fosgatc drossed well and drova au? tomobiles. Ho woro a Shrlncr's pln worth probably $G00 and a flashy Elk head, but tho looal members of theso ordors declaro that ho does not bolong to them. Tho oxaltcd ruler of the l_lk_ to-day examlned Fosgato and pro nounced hls prctonsions at bolng a niombor of that ordor us fraudulcnt. lt. ls said that othor Brlstol wonion of hlgh social standing wero involved ?wlth tho clairvoyant, who catorod only to tho wealthy class ot people, and cs pcclally aged and wealthy widows. Fosgato carried a solid gold watch which belonged to tho former United States court clerk and boro his mon ogram, and othor troasurcs of tho arla tocratlo Lindsay family. SHOT BY STUDENT Euryptlan Frcmler Ia Victltn 4>t Politi? cal Fanatle. i^'alro. Kgypt, Fobruary 20.?Boutros Paohn. Ohali, tho Egyptlan proml6r nnd Mlnlster of Forelgn Affalrs, waa shot and sorlously wounded to-day by a student, who was arrested oftor the shoottng. Tho studont flred flvo ahots, ihroo of thn bullets lodgtng in the preinlor's body, Two of thom, how? ever, Infllcted only suporflclal wotinds. Tho bullo'ts woro oxtractod and it Ie praotlcally certaln that the promlor wlll rooover, Tho orlmo was entirely of a politi? cal naturo, tho would-ho asassln belng n Natlonallst. He doolared that hls motlve wns a desire to avongo varlous aotfj of the government which thn ?Natlonallsts attrlbuto personall.v to Jjoutro.s I'ai-ha. FILLS A Sign That I lc Expccts Gov? erninent to Pass Crisis Safely. KING'S SPEECH AWAITED Untiil Then Plan to Cnrb Lords' Power Will Not Be Known. i London. February 20.?Premler As j qulth has niled the vacancics In the ' mlnlstry, which ls an lndlcatlon that j he at least expccts the government to pass safely through the crlsls. Tho now mlnlsters nre: Willlam Wedgwood Benn and Ern esl. Joseph NoaroH, Junlor Lords of tho I roasiiry; Edwln Samuol Montague, Uiide'r .Secretary for Indla, and Cecll Willlam Norton, Assistant Postniaster Genoral, Mr. Norton succeedB Slr Henry Norman, who failcd of election. Thls completes the mlnlstry. In the case of tho junlor lords by-oloctions wlll bo necessary, but as both had gobd majorlties last month there ln little danger of thclr losing thelr seats. Thc King's speech. it Is bellovcd, bcyond the usual references to forelgn affalrs, will bo conlined to tlie ques llons of rinanco and the relations be I tween the two houses. The supremacy of tbc House of Commons ln llnari clal matters wlll be assertcd llrmly, but tho govcrnnient's plnn for llmit Ing the Lords' power of veto wlll not be dlscloned untll tho Premler ad dreMCfl the House In reply to the King's speech. Flnanco practlcally ls certaln to take procedenco over all other business in the House. Mr. Asquith has rcmatned flrm on thls point. and tho Llberals are convlnced that the mlnlsters wlll ho able during tho course of the de ! bato on the address, to make out a case. satlsfactory to both the Labor and the Irlsh members. RAH! FOR VIRGINIA Battleahtp Htrtter Now Thnn When She Was *Vevr. Washlngton, February 20.?A better ship than she was ln her intant days. the battleshlp Virginla molntalned an averago speed of 1fl.."44 knots an hour yesterday In a four-hour full-power irlnl that Kcar-Admiral Kchroeder, ln command of the Atlantic fleet. put hc-r through off Guantanamo, Cuba. Such was thc lnformatlon contalned tn a cablogram from the admlral received to-dav at thc Nayy Department; Thls spced ls better than that made In the i-ontrnctor's trlals, when the slilp was put. Into servlce. and was con ducted wlth a oleplacement of moro than 1.000 tons greater than Was the case whon the contractors took the ship out. Lurlng tho past week, Admlral. Schroodor reported. the fleet hnd been at sea part of the tlme, holdlng turn? lng and battlo excrclses. Landtng forces from the Mlnuesota. Now Ilampshlrc, Misslsslppi and Ufciho camped during the entlre week on Deor l'oint. holdlng rllle nnd pistol tacget practlce. and engaglng in company, battnlion and reglmental drills. ln ad dition, boat crews laid inineF. teams scalcd walls, and 147 men ?tuallfted as swlmmors during thc week. "TYPHOID MARY" FR~EE AGAIN Waiking Iteaervolr of Dtaease Gcrma Th Finally Itelenaed. New York. February 20.?"Typhold Mary," whose real name ls wlthheld nt thc request of tho New York health authorltios, Is a free woman again, to-day, after having been conflned ln clty hospltals, off and on, for three years, because physlclans said that she was a llvlng roceptacle for typhold gernis and a menace to publlc health. She Is a cook and ls considered par? tieularly dangcrous In that capaclty as likely to trnsmlt disease, but wlth tho understandlng that sho ls to cook no more, Health Commissioner Lederlo announced to-day that the department had decided to releaso her. Tho caso is unique ln medical clr cles. After repeated cases of typhold wero dlscovered in families for whom tho woman cooked tho authorttles mado nri Investlgatlon whlcli resulted ln her detentlon on the theory that sho was a walklng reservoir for typhold germs, harmless to herself, but easlly communlcated to othcrs. BRITISH ISLES IN GALE Storm Haa Done Immcnsc Dnmnge 1?? Shlpping. London. Fobruary 20.?A fiorco gale has swopt ovor thc Britlsh. Islcs. doing an lmmenso amount of damage. The harbors aro all crowded wlth shlp? ping soeking shclter. Incomlng vessols report extremely rough passages. The Adriatlc and the Amorlka, whloh a.r rlved to-day at Plyraouth. exporlencod a successlon of gales all tho way across tho Atlantic. Keporta recelved hero tell of tho wrcck ot' a large num? ber ot small craft. .-_-??.?.#?-?? Father n"d Daughter Killed. Laneaster, Ohio, February 20.?*W. B. Honry. ex-county clerk. fifty-five yoars of age, and his daughter, Ellen. aged elghteen, whlle driving wero killed by a Hocklng Vallov passenger traln to nlght at Willow Crosslng. west of thls clty, noar thclr country homo. _,-H?-??-*-. Scnator Smlth Improylng. Washington, D. C, February 20.? Sonator Willlam Alden Smith, of Mlch igan. continued to improve to-day. and hls frlonds nro oonfldont that lt wlll be only a short tlmo untll he ls re coverod from hls operatlon for ap petidlcltls. He Is stlll in tho Homco pathlo llospltal, howover. Konr Benths liy Miatnkc. Waco. Toxas, Fobruary 20.?Charles Franlcs, barlendor, shot and killed Jo? seph C. iponovan, fatally wounded Roy Andorson and Lulu Holt, aud then killed hlmself ln a voomlng houso nt C o'clock thls afternoon. Franlcs on torod tho bulldlng and saw Anderson talklng to tho Holt. woman, aud mls taklng hlm for nnothor man, opencd fire. Fotii' Killed by Fnllliig Wall. Fredorloktown, Mo., Februnry 20,? | Four mon, throo white and ono negro, woro lcllled hy the collapso of a wall of a burnlng bulldlng hero to-day. Two buildings wero destroyed, wlth ai loss of $fi0,ooo, Tho dead mon were volunteer-flremen. I TAFT'S MEASURES ARE SCALEDII Will Be Satisfied if Four Get Through Congress. G. 0. P. RELIEVED BY CONCESSION Administration Program Cut to the Bone, and Leaders Pro? mise That What Is Left Shall Go Through?Some Work May Be Done _ at Last. Washington, D. C, February 20.? The announccmont from the White i Houso that Presldent Taft had by hls ! own motlon cut down to four the num j bor of admlnlstratlon measures he ' would demand at the present session I of Congress Is recclvgd by Itepubll j can leaders wlth unmfxed fcellngs of rellcf. Tho admlnlstratlon program waa so formldablo lhat members who j aro wartnly supportlng tho Taft poll j cles luirdly knew where to bogln. A schedule, Inoludlrig only the bllls I to amend tho lnterstate commorce laws, ! provido for the rcgulatlon of thc Issu anco of injuncllom*. start Arlzona and j New Mcxlc-o on tho road t? slatehood, ! and to validatc the withdrawals of | public lands for conscrvutlon purposes. i Is regarded as qulte possible of altaln ment. Most of these measures. lt is belleved, can be put through the Scn? ato whllo the Houso lt: stlll wreatllng Wlth appropriation bllls. Qulck Actlon Taken. When lt was rcported at thc Capitol yesterday that the President would be t-atlsllod with tho cnactment of the four measures named, ateps were taken to bring all these matters out of commit tces at the earllest possible date. The postal savings bank blll already is be? fore tho Senate, and an agreement be twoon the suporters of confllctlng amendments ls assured. It ls regarded as practlcally certain that the blll can be passed during the coming week. The ono conservatlon blll that Prcs i ldent Taft ls determined shall be passed is that whlch glves to the President tho unrestrlcted power to wlthdraw public lands from scttlcment and place them In reserve that will continue ln forco untll restorcd by hlm or by Con? gress to tho portlon of thc pablic domaln that shall be rpen to scttlc? ment. In the meantlmo an effort wlll be mado by a special committee of West? ern Senators to perfect otlier conser? vatlon measures so that they wlll be ready for conslderatlon at thc next ses? sion. Hcarlngs aro now in progress on the statehood blll, but lt is unllkely that tho moasuro wlll be brought out of the Senato Commlttee on Terrltorios until the postal savings bank and rail? road bllls are out of the way. Shlp subsidy legislation is unpopular ln bo many aectlons of the country that somo members aro dlstlnctly re? lieved at the prospect that the Uum phrey blll, reported from the Houso Committee on Merchant Marinc and Flaheries, may not bo taken up at this session. Thero is a feoling in thc Scnate Commltteo on Commerce that the riv era and harbora bill, as passed by the Houac. carries about as heavy appro priations now as can bc hoped for at thls session. For I?ct Projects. Tho policy of the Senate committec wlll be to scale down tho House appro prlations wherever possible and make room for pet projects favorcd by Sen? ators, wlthout grcatly swelllng the aggregato sum to be carried by the blll. Tariff revislon Demoerats and insur gent Republicans appear to bc not at all satisfied wlth the complexion of the apeclal Senate committee appointed to lnquiro Into the high cost of tho nec vsaariea of llfe. It has been announced that the commlttee wlll not hold open sosslons, and somo members of Con? gress chargo that this aasures a re? port giving causes other than the tar? iff for tho high cost of necessarles. Chalrman Lodge promises, however, tfiat overy suspected reason for tho (Increased cost of foodstuffs during tlio last two years will bo weighed, and that tho tariff wlll recelve careful scrutlny. Appropriation bills in . the Houso havo progrcssod satlsfaotorlly, accord? ing to tho oplnlon of tho leaders. Of tho iifteen bllls, ten have beon reported from commlttoes, sovon have hocn passed by tho Houso, and flvo by both the Houso and Scnate, and theso havo boon sent to conference. Tho indian bill and tho post-offlce blll probably will bo passod by tho Houso during tho conilngr wook. LEAP FROM BLAZING CAR Two People Have JVeckd Tirokeu In Accident at i*,( p?no. 131 Paso, Tex-, February 20.?Two people aro dead, ono serlously injured and several slightly hurt aa a. result of a streot car accident to-nlght, caused by tho blowinjr. out of a fuao. Flames brolco out and tho peoplo be oamo panic-strlcketi. A numbor junipod trom tho swlftly movltif*- car. Tho dead: A. G. Smlth. thtrty-two years old, neck brokon: Mlss Magglo Klloy, Canada, neck brokon.. Diuthes ilovi'ii liliultnnkinrnl. New Castle, Pa., February 20.?Ono man was kllled nnd the conductor was tho only ono of twonty othor porsons aboard who wero not sovorcly injurod In tho wrock of a Plttsburg, Harmony, Butlor and Now Castlo stroet car to> day. Tho car wan doacondlng Taylor Stroet hill when lt loft tho rails aud dashod down a 150-foot embunkiucnt, overturntng when It struck two ciirs loadod wlth llmostouo, on another railroad at the foot. of tho enibtink mont. .T. ll, Barnhaft, twontv-tivo yoara of ago, and hellovod to " bo a rasldont of thlB ?placo, waa klllcd. Ida Murphy, fourtoen years old, was prob? ably fatally Injured, nnd nlnctoen otltoi'8 hnvo brokon arms and legs, sprnlned hlps, Incorutlona and brulses. Mrs. Porc.v Slmpson omorgod from the wrock to flnd hor babo-ln-nrnia. misslng, hut hor hystoiics woro sud denly turnod Into esctasy whon sho found tho infant had safely lodged ln another woman's arms. "WIIL'S" WDHBIES HIS HT Miss Torrey Perturbed Over Her Nephew, President Taft. CANTEAT ENOUGH, WORKINGTOO HARD After Visit to White House, Aged Woman Thinks "Will" Is Doing Best He Can, but Insurgents Hindcr Him. Trying to Keep Pro mises. (Special to The Tlmes-DIspalch.l Boston, Mass., February 2?.?Mlss Dolla Torrey, aunt of Willlam Howard Taft, President of the United States. and ono of tho few remalnlng per? sons who dare to call tho Presldent "Wlll," has Just returned from her an? nual vlsll to her nephew, nnd ls loud j ln her praises of the AVhltc House. Mlss Torrey, however, is much per? turbed over "Wlll's" worrylng. "Wlll" | H-ii'l Mlaa Torrey, spcaklng of tho | Presldent, "is Just the same old Wlll. Hc's bigger and he's buslcr, but in every other way he ls Just the aame. Tlio people who say that he has chang j ed for the worse since hc becamo j Presldent don't know what they are | talklng about. "I am eighty-seven years old, and I have known Wlll over slnco ho was a | baby. I havo met enough people to know Ju3t what they are, nnd I say that he Is just as simple and as un I affected as he was when he used to como hero to Mlllbury on hls vaca | tions from college. I "I can't help worrylng, myself, a lit? tle over hlm. But 1 guess he is able I to take care of hlmself all right. Worrled Over In-iirecnfs. "Ile said several llmes tt,Ht he was worrled about the insurgents. He said that he was worklng hard to keep lhe pledges whlcli hls party had mado | to tho peoplo. and that the insurgents i hlndercd hlm. And what he says ls i right. because he's one of tho honest i est men that ever lived. He wlll cer? tainly do everything that he can to keep all the promlaes that any ono whom he was responslble for ever made. Vou may be sure of that. "Anotber fch.'rtg Ihat I am ^ui .. r>? would bc In fav :? of. lf he thought It was really wanted. ls woman sufTraKc. (Hls father was an ardent woman suf fragist, even at a time when such a stand on the part of a man was very rare and very unpopular. And I am suro that If all thc women In Amerlca showed that they wanted thc sufTrage Will would try to get lt for them. "I undcrstatid from letters which I have had from Washington that since J left Wlll has decided to eat only two meals a day, and not como home to lunch at all. He will surely mako thlngs fly, worklng at the offlco all through hls lunch hour. "The Presldent said to me only a little whilc after I had arrived, 'Aunt De.Ha, the doctor has told me that I must diet, so lf you notlce that I am not catlng as much as usual, you wlll know lt ls because tho doctor has told me not to. I'vc got to do It, though. if I don't want to get fat. Loaca Severnl Ounce.i. "I asked hlm If dicting had dono him any good. and he said that it had. In fact, he said. that ho had lost several ounces. But I could not notlce that he was looking any Ilghter than he was at inauguratlon tlme. '"Well.* I said, 'I should thlnk you would feel hiungry If you don't eat all that you want.' "'Hungrv,' said he. 'You bet I'm liungry. I'm hungry all the time. You soo that platter of roast beef coming in? Well. I could eat that whole plattor full and not notlce lt at all. But f can't. I can only eat one pieco.' "Now. it soems too had that h*? can't have all he wants to eat, but I suppose It's for the best." WOULD RAISE THE MAINE Memorlal Servlce of Vcternns Turned Into !><?..."i.sirnlio.i. Ncw York, February 20.?Midwny ln Its course, thc Main memorlal sorvle.e of the ITnltod Spanish War Veterans, held thls afternoon in L'axnegie Hall, tiunod into a domonstration to influ onco Congress to raiso tbe battloshlp .Malnc. By a rlslng volo, an audience which filled thc hall adopted a rcsolu? tlon condemnlng tho "spcit-icle of tlie rustod hulk of thc ship and thc rnitlng rones of Its victlms, abandonel without scpulchro in allen waters.'" and tirg ing that Congress enact legislation l'or "the Imtncdlato romo.val of tho ivreck to our own shores ind t.h_ recovery of lhc remalns of the unclaimod v|c tims for Interment in thc National Oorpotery at Arling-ton, ? | A copy of tho rcsolutlon will hc sent to thc- Prosldont aivi Vlce-Presldont, thn Secretary of tho N'avv. and ... tho niembcrs of tho Sen_to and House of nepresentotlves. j Bcpresentallve Willlnm Sulzer, r.f Now York. who hns been trying to got a blll tn rnlso tho Malno through .he Houso for soveral years, was the cblef speaker at tlio meeting. Among the other speakors wero .fo seph II. Clioate, Hear-Admlral SIgsbee, formor captaln of tbe Malnc, and hls chaplaln at the tlmo of tho disaster, Father .lohu P. Chadwick OFF FOR PRISON i.upo. ??The W'oir," ?nd Confcderatea -lliike. Start for Atlnntii. Now York, February _o.?Lupo, "The Wolf." and snvon oompanions ln orlme, senienced ln thu Fodornl courl nn *H.-ii - urday to servo terms aggrogatlng 150 years for loiintorfeltlng, wcrc taken ! In Atlnntn. Oa., in ehnrgo of six ' doputios thls afternoon., Tho prlsonors : aro duc ln Atliintu nt (i p. m. Mou.hiv Tw.onty-slx deputy inarshiils and a snuud of poltcomori woro on hand as tho men wei-ri bolng- takon frum lhc 'I'ombB lo walting patrol wagons, but (hero were no untnward liicidentH. -?-_____ l)r. UnVvtiuV^o I'lxtrcnioly ill Although hlHcoudltlph latoiasi nlght wns sonu'wliat Improvod il? comnarccl wllh tho prevlous tWonty-four hours ,?, j. n Hawthorne ls orliloally ill nl lhe Lexlngton Hotel. Ho ls purtlallv eoiwojouft Tho reoont stroko of pnralv mIh affected hls right sldo. i'h,, fa.-t ls reall-erl by membors of hls fnmliv nnd hls friends tliat hls condition ls alariulng. PHILADELPHLA MOB-RIDDEN; CITY FILLED WITH RIOTERS SEEKTOFQRMMOB Effort Unsuccessful, but. Lynch itlg Spiril Is Still Rampant. SECOND OUTBREAK UKELY Women in Cairo Carry Pistals, and Shcriff Has MiJitary Guard. Calro, 111., February 20.?Pollce om ccra are searchlng the clty to-nlght for a negro suapected ot purso snatchlng, and another clash between the pollce and cltlzens Is tcared if thc man is caught. Feollng is _tlll runnlng hlgh against the nogroes, anl lntenslty was added lo thls sentiment thls afternoon whon nogroes, It ls charged, rnadc Insuiting gcaturcs at thc pcraons in the funeral procosslon following thc body of Alex ander Halllday, kllled Thursday nlght In nn attack on the Jail, to the cem? etery. Nearly 600 persons attended the fu? neral and accompanled thc hody to Mounds, III., in a speclal traln. A spocial effort was mado to organlze j tho party on thc traln during thc re? turn trlp to Calro to wrcak summary revonge on tho negroes, but no dls | turbancc rcsultcd. Tho negro tho pollce are sccklng to | nlght is belleved to have. been asso ciated wlth John Pratt, tho negro who escaped lynchlng when ShorlflC Ncllls defendod tho jall at tho cost of one llfe and the Injury of several others In the attacking party. If bc is caught nn effort may ba mado to take hlm away from the po? lice beforo the mllltarj; has un op? portunity to Intcrfere. The mllltary contlnues to patrol the streets at rogulnr Intervals. Several small crowds wero dlspursod during the day, but no demonstration of any moment took place. The home of Sherlff Ncllls is guard cd by the militla, and he ia given a mllltary escort when ho lca%-es the courthouse. Mrs. Nellis, wlfc ot tho sherlff. eol lupscd this afternoon under the strain and ls now under _ physfclan's ca,'c. She is ono of the women who are car? rying rovolvers. The minlsters ln thclr pulplts for tlic most part to-day unlted in urging thc citizens to support tho law. TILLMAN IMPROVES Phyfiiclan* Belleve Ile Wlll Fully Itt covcr IIIn Speech. Washington, D. C, February 20.? Favorable Indications showed them? selves to-day Iu the condltion of Sen? ator Tillman. The Inltlal symptoms whlch caused hls partlal paralysls and loss of .spoech hnvo nbatcd and Im? provement has commenced, according to a bullettn issued lato this after? noon by lho throe attendlng phy? sicians. To-day he rocognlzed and called by namo ono of tho phyalclans. n man whom ho had soon but once be? fore. Until to-day the Senator had spoken two two words slnco he was strlckon last Thursday; but when the family ] physlclan entered, his face brlghtencd a.*< ho recbgnlzed him, antl he said: i "Hollo, Doctor." A little later, tho physlclan whom he had seen but once, said to tho Senator: "I don't aupposo you remem ber me?" "Yes, I do," replied Mr. Tillman, "you aro Ur. WJiite." Tho physicians consider thls return of speech most favorable, and they entertaln no doubt now as to the patient's full recovery of hls speech. The Senator passed a ! comfortablc night nnd awakened this morning soon aftor the physicians ar rlved. Following ls the bullctin Issued by the attendant physicians: "The Senator's condltion Is as favor? able as could bo expeeted. The inltlal symptoms havo abated, and improve? ment hns commenced. Tho dlstttrb anco of spoech is loss marked, pulso 72, temperature normai, ond hc is rest ing comfortably. There are uo Indi? cations to the probablllty of un favor? able developments at thls time." BALLINGER'S NEW PLAN Ile Does Away Wltli Old System ot Farm I.ottery. Washington, D. C, Fobruary 20.?Un wllllng that a record-broaklng endur anco test should bo held wlth tha approval of the government, Secretary Balllngor has adopted a novel piano for tho allotment of tho forty-acro farms at Vtinia, Cal., during tho tlrat of March. Tlio necesslty for tho plan arose trom thc auxioty of clalmants to be the first on the spot whon the allot nients woro mado. Tho secretary was In formed yesterday by tolegraph that moro than 200 men and women had 'already formed in llno beforo the. land offlce in I.o.s Angeles, so as to be the flrst on hand on Maroh 1. when tho alloteionts wera supposod to be 'mado. The hardshfps whlch would resul-i from such an endurance tost did not ao peal to tho secretary, so ho wlred tho and ofllco that a different plan has been adopted. In accordaneo wlth thn new arroiKrc ment, tho secretary has ordered that a hall or a hasoball park, large enough to aacammodatcj all who desire to par tlclpato lu tho allotment. bo ongaged ln Los Angolos for March 1. To thoso Bssembled lu thls hall or park by 0 A. M. on that day cards wlll ba dls trlbu'ted bv agents of tho governm_nt. On theso the naiue, age, height n.nd post-office address of ea.ph home-soekor iimst bo wrltten. At any tlnw* botwoen March 1 and March 10 tho appllcant may appear at tho land ofllco Ln I.oa Angeles, and upon bolng tdont Ifled by Iho card, mav mako anplloatlon for any of tho 173 farms tl;nt Iho goyornmont Is to g(ve away. An opportunity wlll ho given to thoso who tlio on tho samo farm to decide among thomaolves Whlch shall havo lho land. If thlt Im not done, tho Rovornmont officials wlll ducldod tho litcky porson by lot; KnlrliiinkN I'rcm-lii'N Iu llerllu, liorlln. Kobtunry 20.?Churlos W. Fnirbunks. ox-Vlci'-L'resldent ' of tho Unlted Statos, to-day occ-uplod tho pul pli of the American Church. Mrs. Hill, wlfc of thc Atnorictin ambassador, gave a receptlon In honor ? of Mra, Fairbanks, In tho afternoon. FIGHT UUIITLT They Arc in Thickcst of Fray at Battlc of St. Vin ccnto. GENERAL VASQUEZ BEATEN Insurgents' Forces Drive Re gulars Back Although Out numbcred Two to One. Blucflelds. Nlcaragua, February 20.? Americans took a very nctlve part ln thc battle between the insurgents and the Madrlz forces at St. Viccnto. and \ one of them at least wns bndly wound- I cd. They were under Captaln Victor I Gordon. wlth General Mena, the con-j tlngent belng known aa tho American j Bcouts. The wounded man is Willlam Wilklns. who Jolned thc provislonals from Panama. A steel hullet struck thc cartridge cllp swung across hls shouldcr. near tho heart; and dcflected. pcnetratlng tho ann and leg. Another scout, G. T. Bushby, waa bruised when a stone, from behlnd which he was llrlng. wns shattercd by a ennnon ball. Bushby was thrown twenty feet, but he camo back to tho fight. ln a dlspatch which he has sent here Captaln Gordon states that the battle began on the 13th. They reached Chlnao on tho 18th, when, after ten hours of desperate altacks and coun tcr attacks, tho enemy, under General Vasquez, retlrcd to a secondary posl sitton, from where thls morning they opened a desultory artlllory fire, which coased entirely at 10 o'clock. Voaques Beaten. Accordlng to Captaln Gordon, Vas? quez was beaten. although hls 600 men outnumbered tho provlslonal forces two to one. Vasquez can rccelve no reinforeements, and when all Matuty's men arrive, and they are expected hourly, General Mena wlll assume the aggresslvo and wlll attempt to drlve Vasquez towards the lako. Early in the morning of the 18th the enemy's guns demollshed Mena's left trenches, drawlng out hls force, Including tho Amerl.-ans. Mena ro formed and rccapturcd the place. The enemy -then opened tn front of a ncw hill, but Mena executed a flanking movement, causlng the government troops to retlrc ln grent confuslon. They abandoned many rlfles and nar rowly saved a Maxlm. Somo of Vas quez's personal effects woro taken, and the general hlmself got away only by a close tnorerin The flerceness of tho battle is indl cated by the fact that two of Mena's guns were disabled. Another was twlcc dlsmounted, but each tlmc re plnntcd, doing effectlve excputlon. Mena's loss was twclvo wounded. Gor? don ls of thc opinion that the enemy's loss wns heavy, as their ossaults were delivered across open spaces in tho i face of artlllcry. When tho enomy withdrew, Frank Beynolds, at tho bead of flve other Americans, hotly pursued them,*-com? ing within fifty yards of capturlng a Maxlm, when they were compclled to desist. At times the bullets, shells and shrapnel, came so thlck that lt was dlffluult to seo hecauso of thd dust klcked up. One of the enemy's Maxlms was captured by assault, Ihls being the operatlon In which Wilklns was wounded. Ho wns bornc to tho rcar by comrndes in the mldst of a hall of bullots. lu Ilnnil-lo-lIniKl Flght. Once tho Americans ran out of at niuniiion and before a now supply came were compclled to defend them? selvcs in a hand-to-hand flght. ? FIvo addltional Amorlcans undcr General Zeledon were placed In com? mand of forty Nlcaraguans, with whom thoy turned tho enemy's left bank in a movement which shortly afterwards termlnated ln the onomy's complete retlroment. These Americans wero Don M. Turner. of Kl Paso; J. H. Her man, of Mascouta, 111.; E. F. Thomas, recently of .lohannesburg, South Afrl? ca; Lewls Ross, of Mtlwaukec, and T. D. Moore, of Dover, Fla. Upon the enemy's retlrement. Mena's cavalry gave chase, but were unable to come up before Vasquez had taken shelter on a hlgh hlll. it was from this new posltlon thal, Vasquoz hom 'oarded to-day. Apparently furiher flghting ls Inovltablo, nlthough prlson crs takon by tho provlslonal forces re? port that Vasquez's men arc desertlng In squads. Zeluyn FoIIoivm Mvcnta. Madrid, February 20.?President Ze laya. of Nlcaragua, has arrlvcd here. Zelaya accused Gualemala and tho United States of hcing rosponslblo for tho rovolutlon ln Nlcaragua. Theso two countrles, he said, had vlolatcd all treaties in dlsregard of law and jus? tice, and tho United States had dared to dispatch warships laden wlth troops on the falso pretext of defonding tho lnterests of American eltlzoYis. Ho had reslgned from the preshlency and left the country so as not to hlnder tho efforts of hls succossors to secure that peaco and liborty, which hti.l been tho solo alm of hls own policies. H? declarod that he Intended to follow ovonts from Europ9. ro^cFreveaTed Wealthy Man Wllled Fortune to Swcet licart of Hla Yguth. Blrmlnghani, Ala., February 20.?A romarUablo romanco wns uneartheil horo to-day by tho flndlng of Mrs. Olnudle VoHtor, formerly of Nuslivllle, Tenn.. who Is tho helr'ess to an estate nf about $235,000. Tho ostato was loft hy 13. D. Fnnls, who fortnorly Uved ln Blrmliighani and was once a swnet henrt of Mrs. Vcster, then Mlss niark. Knnls shot a man hero ln 1S92, und (led from tho ci.ty. He went to Jn maica, whero ho amnsacd a fortuno, and about threo ynu.ru ago he was fatally lnjured In a tight wlth n Span lard. lieforo hls deafb lio wlllod hls onilro ostato to Mlss. Clnrk, and tho .lamalca authorltloa havo slnco been trying to find her. Danlel .lones. of the island of .la? malca, la In Blrmlnghani, and lt was duo to hls efforts that sh,o was found to-day. Street Cars Storied and Burned by Infuriated Strikers. WOMEN ARESTRUCK BY STRAY BULLETS Hospitals and Jails Filling Up as Result of Labor Outbreak. Cars Withdrawn and Traf? fic Is at Standstill?Po- ' lice Adopt Stern Measures. Philfldclpliln, Pa., Febr_ary 20?.RI otlnc- In every seetlon of the clty foN Iorred the attempt of the PhlladelpBla Itnpld Trnnsll Company to operate Um llnes here to-day. Pn?*e_a*eni u4 ercirn were drlvcn from the r_f? try Inftiiintcd mob? of strlke nyrai?at_li! e.Si nnd In nearly a score of Instancea tlic nbnnilonecl cara wcrc burned or otherwise destroyed. At nlghtfall every cnr wns v? Ulnlrnwn from servlce, Stern mensurrx -were adopted by the pollce lo qiicll Ihe dlnnrdrrn, and npsr Iv 500 persons were arrcsted, eharge* wlth InrltliiK to rlot. Two lroniea were shot lij* ulrny Irullels and many pcuple were reinoved to hospitals. Mayor Reyburn to-nlght ordcrod Dl rcctor of Pollco Clay to swear ln J.009 addltlonnl mon and issued a proclama?i tion cnforclng the rlot act During tho morning hours cars weret run on every llno wlth Uttle difflculty except In tho mlll district of Kensing? ton, \Miere cars woro stoned by dlsor derly mobs. At 11 o'clock tho Translt Company's otticials .announced that car_ were runnlng on thclr regular Sunday schedules. Shortly afterwards rlota were reported from scores of widely soparatcd localltics. Flre Inlo Mob. AtTwenty-slxth and Wharton Streets, in the southern section of the clty, mob of boys drovo tho conductors and motormen from their posts, and after the four women passcngcrs had left thc car, set" It "on fire. The following car was also stopped and was being set on fire when a dotachment of pollce reaehed the scene. Mary DevIIn, aged slxteen years, was shot in tho leg whon the pollce fired on the mob. In the usually qulet resldentlal sec? tion of -West Philadelphia mobs were formed whlch for a tlme baffled tho pollce. Iron bars and stones were plled on tho trucks and sovenil cars wero wrecked. Mountcd pollce were powerless to dlsperso thc mobs here, and a flre hose was linally brought Into Play. Tho Importatlon of 175 strikc-break crs from Now York led to an attack 011 tho barns and maln offtces of the company, at Elghth and Dauphlr Streets, thls afternoon. Wlndows were brok6n by stones hurlcd by the mob, whlch was flnally disporsed after twen ty-llvo arrosts had been mado. tilrl Hudiy Hurt. Thc most scrlously injurod person in to-duy's rlotlng was thlrtoen-yCar old Vlola Beavan, who was shot lr the abdomon by a stray buliet from a policeman's revolver as sho was stop* ping from hor home. at 02!) North Tblr tcenth Street, whllo a mob was at tacklng tlve trolley cars ln front o the houso. Goorge Feltsaup, aged twenty-twe years, a nurse in tho Frlends' Asylum was also struck by a stray bullet whili hastonlng to a tral 1. Hls conditlot is not rogarded a.. critlcal. Tho translt officials state. that 29" cars were wrecked, two ' campletel. burned. and one pnrtlally burned, bj tho mobs to-day. Two thousand si> hundred and elght car wlndows weri sniashed. The officials of th,o com pany chnrg.J that tno rlotlng was d| rected by unlon men nnd was tho re suit of a plot to lutlmidate tho loca motormen and conductors. They s.13 tliat all thclr llnes oxce.it those ln th northeastern section of the clty, whor< tho iloting was the most soverc, wll bo in operatlon to-morrow. Tho union leaders say they wll force the company to arbitrate. \Thej chnrge that tho company hns foi months. by a series of petty persecu tions. boon endeavoring to forco thi unlon to strlke. and flnally by dls cha'rglhg a largo numbor of unlon met practlcally declared a lockout. Won dcrful attention to detalls was show hy thoso engaged ln wrecklng an burning tho cars. Beforo tho car wa burned at Twenty-alxth and 'Whartoi1 Streets, a frelirht car on a nearby sld iiif*r was forced across tho street t block the possible arrlval of:;flre en glnes. Tho plns wero withdrawn fron the car whoels arid every possible pre cautlon wns takon to prevaut the mov Inpr of the cars aftor thc torch ha< boen annlied to the cotton waste w|t whlch lt had been fllled. Beforo tho car nt Fifth and Som orset Streofs was set on fire, lt wa ra|se,i from tho trncks with stont blocks. ?'r?*<lt IHtOrilOK* SIlOuil. Tho strlkpt-s and thPlr sympathlzer aro diaplaylng- more bittornesg agalns tho companv than at anv time clurin thp strlke of last surnmer. At no tim during th? former strlke was the rlot Intr so widespread, nor wcrc thero a maiiv persons engaged ln attaoking* th cars. I'nllke the prevlous strlko, men wlt unlon buttons wero found ln tho mob overywhore, and they are charged wlt belng tho ringleadors In many of th disturbiinees. Moro severe rlotlnr. probably nccompanled by loss of llfi ls expeeted to-morrow, whon tho com pany proceods to open its llnes agalt Tho ordor of Mnyov Reyburn to swen In 3,000 addltlonal pollco has also em lilttcred tbo mon. and they denounc tbe actlon of tho Mayor. Constderaule difflculty Is bolng exp rlenoed by tho ? frlends of those ar restod In co-duy's riots ln loc'atiug th prlsnners and In securlng coplos of th L-hargos. it ls clalmed that prlsonor ire bolng sent to station houses a polnts far dlstant from the plac? where the arresls take placo, and tha it la practlcally Imposalble to even lf :ate thoin.