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?HE TIMES FOrNDED ISM. WHOLE NUMBER 18,629 RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1911. - ==xa THE WEATHER TO-DAY?Unsettled. ? PRICE TWO CENTS Canadian Official Han? dles Subj-ct With? out Gloves. 'WORDS OF PR USE FOR UN ITERATES Striking Statements Throw Pil? grim Society's Guests Into an i Uproar, and Closing Words Are Wildly Cheered?For? eign Secretary Discusses Arbitration Treaty. Eondon. May 'J3.?'Ihe dinner of the Pilgrims- Society to-night. In honor of the colonial premiers, war. hysteric be? cause of unexpected and notoiybrthy plain speaking by .Sir Wilfrid Lau.-ler, the premier of Canada. Sir Wilfrid, addressing an audience composed of many of the great men of_England, handled the annexation question with? out gloves. He expressed amazement that during his three days' stay In England he had heard so many people of standing voicing doubts concerning the designs of the United Stales regurdlng Canada. He scorfod at the Idea of the. possibil? ity of annexation being seriously con? sidered on either side of thft border. He expressed in warm terms his ad? miration for tho people of the United Slates, but declared that much, as he loved the American people, he loved 'Irc-at Britain better. Canada. In sharing the continent with the United States, he said, had a dou? ble Interest In the treaty of ar'n'.tra- j tlon between the United States and the United Kingdom, and he exclaimed dra? matically: "1 thank God that the rela? tions between the two peoples haveri ? <?'? so good <is thoy are to-day,'' The. premier aroused enthusiasm when he said thai Canada and the ! United Slatt-s proposed to continue- to show to the world two nations with the longest boundary, extending from : ocean to ocean, living In peace. In trin- I ttial respect, without a lortre-ss, soldier, or a gun on either side of that boun? dary. Lord Robert* I'rrnlden. Lord Roberts presided und welcomed the Premier. Sir Edward Grey, the Foreign Secretary, proposed "Anglo American Arbitration," expressing pleasure at the arrival of the draft o( the treaty from Washington. The ne? gotiations, he said, would enter the do? main of practical politics, and ho sin? cerely hoped that the treaty would be concluded. "There Is no conflict of national pol? icy between us and the United States," he said. "We have confidence In each other's good will." Defining the Monroe Doctrine as meaning that no European nation scotild acquire more territory on the American continent, he added: "Our policy Is In full accord with that doc? trine " The American consul-general, John E. Griffiths, responded. ''The Imagi? nation is profoundly stirred as wo try to anticipate the beneficent results which would follow If England and America enter Into a covenant of peace, which would govern the mutual rela? tions of more than 500,000,000 people." said he. "If the proposed treaty is concluded," he said, "we can see In vision nation after nation animated by the ssme high purpose" JIe??iiKf Prom the King. A message was sent to the King by the diners, and the secretary of the so? ciety, Harry Brlttaln, read this reply: "The King thanks the Pilgrims for their kind congratulations tin his ap? proaching coronation. He earnestly hopes that the high Ideals which the society have in view may be complete? ly realized." Sir Wilfrid spoke on the Immigra? tion of Americans to Canada and the apprehensions ho had heard expressed that they might threaten the integrity of the Dominion. He said that tho majority of them took the oath of alle glanco to George V. Thoy had found In Canada the same opportunity and tho same freedom tinder the laws which they had oh tho other side of the bor? der. Moreover, they had found that democracy under British monarchy was not less than under a republic. Ho would not say that some Americans did not covet tho fair acres of Canada: they would not be human If they did not. If the United States attempted to an? nex Canada, continued the Premier, It would not be hy force of arms, but by seduction. In that event Canada would reply, as Dlogene3 did to Alexander: "Stand out of my sun." There was sun enough for both. The last word3 of the Canadian Pre? mier were almost drowned In applause. "We believe," he Haid, "that the day will come of an alliance of all lands springing from England's loins, ensur? ing the peace of the world forever." ENTERTAINMENT FOR FLEET Ainerlcnii Squndron Will Be Received hv HiiHHluns at CrouHtatlt. St. Petersburg, May 23.?The final nrtangemonts of the Husslan nelmlrnlty for the visit noxt month of the second division of Ihe United Stntos Atlantic fleet to Russian waters, provides for the reception of the Americans at Cron stadt, and not at Llbnu or Reval. Three cruisers of the Baltic fleet, as well as a division of mining boats, will be gent to meet the American fleet and convey It to Cronstadt, where tho American tofflccrs will bo greeted bv Admiral OMgorovltch. tho Minister of Marine, nnd other high officials, of the Russian navy. The American seamen will visit St. Petersburg, where In their honor Bpeclal fetes will be nrranged. RIOTING IN CAPITAL Severnl Soldiers nnd \urober of Strik? ers Killed, Montevideo, Uruguay, May 23.?The declaration of a general strike to-day la sympathy with the strike of tram? way employes led to serious rioting In the capital. Sovoral soldiers and a number of strikers were killed. Tho city probably will remain In dnrkno.'ts to-nlghl. The proclamation of a state of siege Is imminent.' Business nnd traffic has been suspended and tho cus? toms house closed. Amendment M a k e s Clearer "Elect In? fant-' Clause. WILL B? REFERRED TO PREShYTERILS General Assembly Declines to Open Sinnott Case?Each Ses? sion Must Decide What Kind of Bread and Wine to Use in Communion1 Service. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Louisville, Ky? May n.?Tno .South-' erh Presbyterian General Assembly belli its 11 rHi day's session In this city lo-ilay. This Is distinctly a working! body, but this afternoon the members' of the church with which the meeting' Is being held, with the help of some of' their friends, captured the whole us-j scmbly and curried It off In a long! lirie of automobiles to see the many in-: tercatltiK sights of this beautiful city, I The members came back delighted! with their trip and rested and re? freshed for their work. This morning Rev. T. W, Hooper. Jr.. J of Virginia, asked that he be allowed | to retire from membership In tills as? sembly, that Rev. S. S. Laws. D. D.. of Washington, D. C. might be enrolled. Dr. Laws was appointed the representa? tive of Chesapeake Presbytery. At the I time for coming to the assembly he was in such health that he could not come, and asked Mr. Hooper, who had been appointed alternate, to come In his | place. To-day Dr. Laws came, and Mr. Hooper asked that he be enrolled as the representative of the presbytery. But the assembly declined to grant the request. "Bled Infant Clause.'' Most of the day was given to the | discussion of the "elect infant clause" of the Confession of Faith. An amend? ment to this section of the confession | was sent down to the presbyteries last year for their approval, hut there were] not enough presbyteries voting for iti to adopt It. The assembly adopted another! amendment, which will now go to the) presbyteries, to be reported on next' year. This amendment was report-id j yesterday, but through an error on the i part of the clerk of a committee n mis- I take was made which seriously affected Its meaning. The correct form is this: "Infants dying In Infancy are regenerated nnd suved by Christ, through the Spirit, who worketh when Rnd where and how He plenseth. So also are all others who are Included In the election of grRCO and who are Incapable of being out? wardly called by the ministry of the word." This does not at all change the doc? trine held by the Southern Presbyterian Church on this subject, but only whot; is claimed to be a clearer statement of ', the doctrine. After discussion this j paper was adopted by an almost unan-j Imons vote. In response to a request from the: session of the. church at f-"t. Charles, Mo., the assembly declined to say what kind of bread and wine should be used in the communion, hut left It to each session to decide for Its own church. Slnnott Case Closed. Much to the surprise of every one. tho report of the Judicial committee on the petition of Rev. W. I. Slnnott was adopted without any debate and without a single dissenting vote. This waa the petition Of Mr. Sinnott, asking that the Judgment of the last assembly, be reversed. This is the long discussed' case coming from Alabama. The as-| semhly declined to open the case again. At night a meeting was held In the Interest of home missions, when ad? dresses were made on work on the frontier, among the Mexicans In Texas, among the mountaineers and among the | negroes. .Special attention was given to the work among the negroes in this city, under charge of Rev. John Little and fifty other white workers. There are now about S00 negro children enrolled in this mission. A great work Is being done for the uplift of the negro. It was stnted that ?16,000 was needed for this work to complete Its buildings ond pay running expenses for the next year, and that $10,000 of this had ? been pledged, conditioned upon the raising of the whole amount. A collection ot more than $2,000 was given for this cause by the members of the assembly, for themselves and their churches. By unanimous report the celebration of reformation day waa changed from the first Sunday In November to the last Sunday in October, to make It as near October 31. the date of the refor? mation, as possible. The committee on bills and overtures, | reporting on the overtures of the Pres? byteries of Atlanta, Piedmont, St. Louis 1 nnd Memphis, asking that a change be mado in tho 2,35Sth paragraph of the! Book of Church Order, pertaining to non-attendanco of church members, reported favorably, and the report was adopted. Minister Defends Himself. Atlantic City, N. J.. May 23.?Rev. William D. Grant, of Northumberland, Pa., who Is accused of heresy, to-day appeared before the Judiciary commit? tee of the Preshyterlan General As? sembly nnd was given a chance to speak, lie denied that he is unortho? dox in his views, nnd attempted to jus? tify his broad conception of God, Christ and the miracles by quoting from ser? mons preached by Hev. Charles Little, of Wabnsh, Ind., moderator of last year's assembly, and from sermons of Rev. Dr. Jowott. the minister who was brought from England to fill the pul? pit of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York. According to Dr. Grant, both theso clergymen, In sermons during the pres? ent session of -the assembly, referred to the broader conception of theology that was prevalent nowadays, which gives the people a better and clearer understanding of the Deity. In referring to those who havo brought this prosecution, Dr. Grant (Continued on Third PaceT) VOTES 10 ADMIT ! House Passes Measure as Proposed by Committee. _ . i PERIL IS/SE EN IN RKCALL OF JUDGES Portions of Constitution of Ari? zona and New Mexico Are Withheld Until People Have Acted on Certain Proposed Amendments?No Roll Call Demanded. WuMilntiton, l>. r., Muy _The Jolut resolut!?? admit tlu?; .Vrlzolin anil; Xew Mexico to Immediate Htutebood, lint IvItlllliildluK ii purt or the Countl tutlon of both Stale* until the people have voted on certain proponed umend-I menih to I lie til, paused the House of i ItepreKentatlven ihl.i nftern.i by nj ylyii voce vote. Xo roll enll ?vu? de ?handed on the nnal vote. On n pre-I ceding motion to recommit tin* reHolii-j tlon, made by Republican Lender Mann, I Ihlrly-one Hepilllllcans voted with thej Democrats,' deri-atln? the motion, 214 I to .". The resolution requires Arizona to I vote on an amendment removing the) recall provision as it applies to Judfc-^s. and requires New Mexico to vote on an amendment making Its Constitution! more easily ammdablc- in the future. Neither State Is required to adopt the amendments proposed by Congress. Whether they are approved or rejecie-l by the proposed referendums, the Con? stitutions of the new States will stand llnully approved when the respective votes have been taken. The resolution passed In the form proposed by the Democratic majority of the Committee on Territories. Ef? forts were made by the Republicans to force Arizona to vote' out of its Con? stitution the recall of Judges and to give immediate and unquulltled approv? al to the New Mexican Constitution. Both provision? were rejected. The Democrats declared thai the pro? posal to force Arizona to reject the re? call was an effort to keep that State out of the Union. Notwithstanding j this attitude, leading Democratic ora? tors bitterly denounced the recall of I judges during the afternoon's debate, while Republican Insurgents refused to join Minority Leader Mann in the purpose to force Arizona to give it up. Representative Sherley, of Kentucky, attacking the provision, said the recall w&b no excuse for refusing to admit Arizona to statehood, but that as a principle of government It threatened to take away the greatest safeguard of the public. "The courts are the only protection of tho individual," said Mr. Sherley. "People ought to recognize the neces? sity In their calm moments for main? taining safeguards that will prevent hasty and unfair action on their part In their excited moments." Representative Martin W. Littleton, of New York, made an equally strong attack, not only on the recall, but upon the initiative and referendum. Lorlnter Cnxe In Senate. Washington, D. C, Muy 23.?The Lor imer case ugaln was to the fore in the Senate to-day. A resolution of inquiry, ottered by Senator Martin, the Demo? cratic leader. Intended as a substitute for the La Follette and Dilllngham res? olutions, and a continuation of a speech by Senator La Follette furnished the features. Mr. La Follette did not lln lsh to-day. but hopes to conclude to? morrow his plea for a reinvestigation of the bribery charges brought In con? nection with the election of the Illinois Senator. Mr. La Follette reviewed the recent proceedings of the Illinois Legislature relative to the Lorimer case. He said he wes convinced that there was still more testimony to be adduced. "The people of the country," seid he, "rejected our former verdict as if by one voice. Nothing ever is settled un? til It Is settled right. It Is God s eter? nal Justice pulling to make things plumb." He was sure that public opinion had been right In this case. and. declaring j that he wanted the Senate to view It? self In the mirror of such opinion, he held aloft a huge collection of news? paper clippings condemning the Sen? ate's decision In the case. Mr. La Follette quoted the Senate's action In the Du Pont case In an effort) to Justify the demand for a reopening,! contending that the Senate, as well as other tribunals, should exercise the privilege of reversing Its own proceed? ings. He presented n voluminous transcript of the Illinois Legislature's record in the Lorimer case. He read freely from the testimony by Kohlsaat, Funk and Mines concerning tho use of a corruption fund of 5100,000. which it was charged had been used in in? fluencing votes in' Lorlmer's behalf. He contended that many statements mndo by Witness Hinds would be prov? en If tho Senate reopens the case. The Lorimer situation was further compllc?*ted late to-day by the intro? duction of a third resolution calling for an investigation of the charges of bribery In connection with the elec? tion of the junior Senator from Illi? nois. The resolution was offered on behalf of the Democratic. minority by Senator Martin. It goes further thnn tho La Follette nnd Dlllingnnm resolutions, in that It provides specill cally for on inquiry Into the "Jack pot" fund In the Illinois Legislature, and Its connection with Lorimer. The Martin ?csolutlon woultj leave w'th the Com? mittee on Privileges and Functions the prosecution of the Inquiry, nnd dele? gates to it all the powers of a court. The committee Is authorised to hold its sessions at whatever places 't deems most convenient. Itenl Chinese Sung. Washington, May 23.?Real Chinese was sung to the House of Ropres-iiita tives this nfternoon. hut -t will not appear In to-morrow's Congressional Heeord. Representative W. D. Stephens, (Continued on Second Page.) Americas Greatest Library Dedicated at New York Yesterday FURNISHES RflODEL FOR ALL CITIES President Taft Aids in Dedication of \re\v York Public Library. TWELVE YEARS IN BUILDING Endowment and Collections Pro? vided by Merger of Three Foundations. N'ew York. .May 23.?The New York | Public Library, the -largest, the most ? costly, and by many thought to be'| the most beautiful library bullding In : tlie country, was dedicated here this j afternoon by President Taft, Governor | Dlx and Mayor Gaynor. The public . viewed the library after the formal | dedication exercises. The President arrived here at 1 o'clock and returned to Washington at midnight. The now library, of white marble, has been twelve years building, nnd cost more than f 10.000,00/-.-. Its endowment and collections are provided by k. merger of three private foundations? tho Astor and Lenox libraries, and tho Tilden foundation, but the city gave the land and defrayed the cost of erec? tion. President Taft in his address said In part: "My fellow-citizens: This day crowns a work of national importance. The dedication of this beautiful struc? ture, for the spread of knowledge among the people, marks not only the consummation of a noteworthy plan, for bringing within the grasp of the humblest and'poorest citizen the op? portunity for acquiring 'nformation on every subject of every* kind, but it furnishes a model and example for other cities, which have been strug? gling with the same problem and points for them the true way. ?it is not in the number of volumes Or pamphlets or manuscripts that this library stands out tlrst In the world, for I believe considered from that standpoint, it <s only sixth or seventh the greatest collection; but it is m the facility of. circulation, and in the Immense number of books that are dlstr'buted each year fop use to the citizens and residents of New York and vicinity, that this library easily takes the first rank. When the story is told of how this great organization was effected. It seems hardly credible. Ileiiefltft Distributed. "The fact that 'mpresses Itself most upon me. that stands out In the his? tory of the whole movement, is that in tile short time since 1SD5 master minds have conceived the union of all these agencies into one. from which the pos? sible benefit for the individual con? tained In oacii Is now distributed, nnd brought within the easy and beneficial use of every New Yorker. A library which affords constant reference and reading room facilities to 1,700 people, and which circulates through sixty branches Its books, at the rate of S,000,000 a year, accomplishes so much more In the popular dissemination of knowledge than any other library In the world that the men who conceived the plan, and who had the energy, tact, patience and knowledge with which to execute it. are those whom I would congratulate to-day." The library holds shelf room for 3,.100.000 volumes: it has floor spaco of 375,000 feet, as against 326.000 feet In the Congressional Library at Wash? ington, and it has cost for erection merely more than $10.000,000, u figure which, when all details hHve been at- | tended to, may rise to $12,000,000. The ! land on which it stands?fronting two I blocks on Fifth Avenue, between For- , tleth and Forty-second Streets?-was lnst valued at $20.000.000. | F.iidnwmrnt of 93,140,,,on. The New York Public' Library opens j with a total endowment of $3,-1-16,600 and 373,000 books on the shelves, j Within the next twenty-five years, ten i CContinued on Second Pago.l i Strong Literary Features i "The CrcM of the Dream," by Ed- I win I>. Snblii, which npneurs in the | Illtmtrntcd Magnr.lnc In next Sun- i day's Tinics-Dlxiinlch, Is n story tie- | Mcrlpllve of the renl woman of to- I dny and the rcttl num. There's love ' lit It Mini i-.\cltc i.i*-iiI. Other strong fenturcH nre "The Knd of tho Inker," a tlirllllug detective story-j "Society in the Snddlc," Knowing hnW ninny of Amcrlcn'M foremost women gnlu reerenllon, and a few more that nre too Koott to miss. Democrats of House Mold Caucus on June 5. Will EAST AGAINST THE WEST Majority Vexed by Old Fight for Free Raw Materials. Wash'ngton, D. C, May 23.?A cau- 1 eus of Democrats of ihe House will be held June 5 to act upon the pro- ! gram to be presented by the Demo- ] cratlc members of the Committee on Ways nnd Means for proposed revi? sion of the wool schedule. In that meeting tue contest will be between the representatives of the Kastern districts where manufactures prevail, for free raw wool, and the Western wool-growing districts, for a "revenue ' duty" on wool. It was Intimated to-day that the Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee, who have been holding almost daily sessions for the past ten days, will recommend to tho Democratic caucus revision of, the wool schedule along the following lines: Outline of Program. Impos tton upon raw wool of an ad valorem duty ranging from 20 to 30 per cent., according to classification. On manufactures of wool, ad valorem duties ranging from 30 to 60 per cent. No duties on any article In the wool schedule to he In excess of 50 per cent. The cheaper goods to have benefit of the lowest rates of duty. Blankets to be dutiable at 30 per cent, ad valorem. Substitution of a straight ad valorem duty for specific rates and combined specific and ad valorem rates In the current law. The Missouri and Illinois delegations met this morning and declared In fa? vor of a duty for revenue on raw wool and holding out stoutly against free raw wool. ? Thus will be precipitated In the caucus a renewal of the old fight within the Democratic party between the advocates of free raw materials and those who stand for a tariff for revenue upon raw materials and man? ufactured articles alike. New York, New Jersey and Massa? chusetts through their Democratic delegations In Congress have already taken this stand for free raw mate? rials. The action of the Missouri and Illinois delegations to-day. Insisting upon a revenue tariff, draws the con? trast and outlines the contest which will be waged within the caucus. Other Western States will follow. Two weeks ago It was declared, and probably with correctness, that a ma? jority of the Democrats of the House 'were in favor of free raw wool. In tact, n majority of the Democrats of the Ways and Means Committee were so classified. Decision With Caucus. It remains for tile cau.'us to de? velop whether the sen. ..ncnt of the rank and file as to raw wool has changed. The fact that the attitude of a majority of tho Democrats of the Ways and Means Committee has changed is regarded as of deep sig? nificance, however, and may have im? portant 'bearing 11 pun the action of the caucus. "We neod the money. This. In brief, Is the explanation of the reason for the change Iti sentiment of the Ways and Means commlttoemen. It Is a question of revenue with thorn, pure nnd simple. Tho nbolltlon of all duties on raw wool meant a clear loss to the government's revenues of ?'?"?* 000.000 a year. Tho Ways and Means Committee Is responsible to the people for the laws under which the revenues nre raised for carrying on the ordinary expenses of the national government. The com mltteemon hold that It was no part of their duty to report for enactment Into low an economic policy which might create a deficit In the revenues nt the end of the next year. lli-puhllcnnn Voted Outlay. They did not overlook the Important fact that the expenditures for that year have already been provided for, and by a Republican Congress. The Democrats of this Congress, It was contended, while nol being responsible for tho large expenditures authorized by a previous Congress, would bo crit? icized If they so amonded the law un? der which the revenues are to he ral:;cd for that year as to create a de? ficit. It was contended In the committee (Continued on Second "page.i DIAZ IS EXPECTED TO RESIGN TO-DAY President of Mexico Probably Will Send Resignation to Congress. VICE-PRESIDENT QUITS! Talk of a Counter Revolution Becomes Rife in Juarez. .laurer.. Mex., May 23.?Confidential advices to revolutionists here are to the effect that the resignation of Presi? dent Diaz will bo presented to the Mexican Congress to-morrow. It is not expected that it will be accepted before Saturday, and Francisco I. Ma? liern. Jr., the rebel leader. Is not plan? ning to start for Mexico City before Sunday. News of the tendering of Vlce-Presr ident Corral's resignation was received here to-day. Senor Madero Is just beginning to realize the strength of the .'.revolu? tionary movement, which he'created. A constant stream of telegrams has been pouring In at his headquarters, within the lnst few days, congratulat? ing him on the success of tho revolu? tion, and stating that hundreds of men ure at his disposal for further Instruc? tions. The telegrams are from all parts of Mexico, Including the south? ern and central' portions. Talk of a counter revolution again was rife to-day, coupled with rumors of plots by tho "Clentlftco". element In Mexico City, and the promiscuous use of money to accomplish Madero's downfall and the possibility of mis? hap to the Madero train, when'lt starts southward. Some of Madero's frlend3 think he should tako at least 2U0 armed men with him, but the rebel leader himself scoffs the Idea, saying he will have but a civilian escort. It is probable, however, that a pilot lo? comotive will venture a kilometre or two ahead of the Madero train to scout for dynamite bombs or other Impedi? ments. Little fear that the return of General Heyes will have a disturbing effect In Mexico, is hold by Kenor Madero. At the Madero headquarters It was announced that Senor Vasquez Tagle. who bus been In poor health, has found it Impossible to accept the portfolio of Minister of Justice in tho new Cabinet, and the post has been offered to Itaf facl Hernandez, a cousin of Senor Ma? dero. Cblnn Mokes I'roteat. vVashlngfn. .). C. May 23.?In re? sponse to urgent appeals from Chinese colonies in I'.exlco, Chang Ylng Tang, the. Chinese minister here, has again instructed his charge d'affaires at Mexico City to make a strong protest to Mexico against the massacre of his countrymen at Torreen. Mexico will be asked to extend adequate protec? tion to the Chinese subjects within ? her horders. Advk-cs. confirmatory of the press reports, were received by the minister from Chinese sources and by the State Department from Consular Agent Ca rothcrs at Torreon, stating that 'JOB Chinese wore siain during the riot. The revolutionists claimed, Mr. Cn rothcrs added, that the Chinese had been armed by tho Federal general nnd hud tired upon the Insurgent troops, from many places. Mr. Cnroth crs's dispatch was sent May Hi, but ' was delayed in transmission. At that lime order had been restored, and the remainder of the Chinese were being protected. Americans had not been molested, the dispatch concluded. Capital Xenrly Ixolntrd. Mexico City. May 23.?Notwithstand? ing the oflicinl signing of the peace pact, the Mexican capital is more near? ly Isolated to-night than It has been Blnce hostilities began. Ignorant, ap? parently, that their commander-ln chief has brought the war to n close, one small hand of rebels, tinder the leadership of Cntidldo Nuvarro, last night cut the national railroad south of San Luis Pntosl, und another band stopped trainee over the Mexican Hall road by burning a bridge near 11 nil muntln. The only line opernted out of Mexico City to-night Is the Inter-Oceanic, a narrpw gauge railroad extending to Vora Cruz. The land wires which con? nect tho capitnl with the cahle at Vera Cruz have also been cut again. Tills revival of rebel activities was not regarded as meaning neeeSsarllj that the Insiirrectos will refuse to abide by the terms of the peace treaty. Yesterday tho armistice closed, and it is believed not impossible that there liti hundreds and possibly thousands of ' (Continued on Third Pago.) Got Money Two Hours After Phnting Sui? cide Note. BONDING COMPANY NOW ON HIS TRAIL Eleventh-Hour Request to Have River Dragged Ridiculed by Police and Railroad People. Shortage May Exceed Amount of Bond, Which Is $30,000. Although the police and officials of ' the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad stato without hesitancy that they do not he lleve Louis C. Gregory's body will be found in James River. Major tVcrncr, In compliance with the request of tho Gregory family, made through Robert H. Talley. yesterday ordered that the river In the vicinity of the Old Do? minion wharf be dragged. The police nnd the public have been unable to understand why this request was not made on Sunday, when a noto left by Gregory, stating that he would kill himself, was found on ths city wharf, which adjoins tho Old Dominion prop-< erty. I Get Clue Elsewhere. But tho police did more than this. They got word that Gregory had been seen on Monday In a city not very far from Richmond, and telegrams, con? taining his description, were sent Im? mediately to have him arrested on sight and held for papers, which would be sent from Richmond. Nothing definite came in reply last night. The Atlantic Coast Line people ad? mit that Gregory, who was caishler in the local freight oftlce for the past twelve years, was short In his accounts, the statement being made by officials of the company that the total amount of the shortage may reach $16,000. A shortage of more than $10,000 has al roady been found. Gregory <waa bond? ed with tho American Surety Company of New York In tho sum of $30,000, so the railroad will not lose anything. Cashed Checks Saturday Night. The fact that Gregory is known to have transferred .from e Broad and Main Street car to an eastbound Main Street car at Eighteenth Street aDout 7 o'clock Saturday night lea to tno belief that he had sailed for Norfolk: on the Old Dominion steamer Bran? don that night, but he did not. He wont to the eastern part of tho city to leave that "farewell" note, then camo back upjtown, for he had a busi? ness house cash his check on the Com? monwealth Bank for $40 between 9 and 10 o'clock. There were reports that he cashed other checks about the same time Saturday night, and while theso could- not be confirmed. The Times-Dispatch knows that he . did cash one at the hour stated. This naturally shows that he was preparing to skip town. Ho could have left Richmond over the Chesa? peake and Ohio for the West at 11 P. M.; he could have left for tho South over the Southern Railway at 11:45, or he could have left In the same direction over the Seaboard Air Line at 11:05. At all events, he got out at the city before daylight, It also being possible for him to leave for the East around 4 o'clock. Uoudlug Company on Trail. Ernest Poindexter. special attorney for the American Surety Company, of New York, arrived In tho city last night from New York to put men on Gregory's trail. Mr. Poindexter, who is a brother of United States Senator Miles Poindexter, of Washington, is a. Virginian, and has prosecuted some of the most famous thieves In the United States. Mr. Poindexter said at the Jefferson Hotel last night that he will take charge of tho Gregory case at onco, nnd that no sane man will see the sense of dragging the river when Gregory is simply an abscondor. He said that in cases of this kind it invariably hap? pens that the shortage is larger than at first reported. "You may state." he said, "that my company will leave no stone unturned to lind and arrest Gregory <tn any part of the world. Indeed, we nre already on his track?and we are not going to wait for the police to brlns his ?body' out of the river." Seeu by Conductor. In the Investigation of the case It came out yesterday that after attend? ing the ball game with his wife on Saturday afternoon Gregory went to his office in his motor ear for a few moments, promising to return after sending Mrs. Gregory homo, to explain certnln discrepancies, which hod boen found that day In his books. Although the auditors waited, he did ?not return, that being the last seen of him at the ollice. ti. C. Whit more, of 2617 West Main Street, n conductor on the Broad nnd Main Street line of the Virginia Rail? way and Power Company, was positive when seen last night that Gregory boarded his car. eastbound. at First nnd Broad Streets on Saturday after? noon at twenty minutes to 7 o'clock. That time is remembered distinctly for the reason that Gregory asked the conductor If his watch was correct. "I have run on the First Street Uno for a long time." said Mr. Whltmore. "and I happen to know Gregory vory well. When he boarded too car Sat? urday night he rushed through tho door without paying his fare, and I had to bring him back so he could drop his ticket In the box. He had nothing small-r than 30 cents in change, and when I took It and asked him If he wanted tickets, as he Invari? ably did. ho said no. that he would not need thorn. Gave Him Trnunfer. "Gregory asked mo how far my car went, and when I replied that I left M-aln at Eighteenth he a3ked me