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^TIMES FOUNDED 1??. WHOLE NUMBER 18,634. RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, MAY 29, 1911. THE WEATHER TQ.PAY-F.lr. PRICE TWO CENTS. THEN ARRESTED Jss Annie Patillo Lock id UponCheck-Flash ? ing Charge. IlLEY ON GUARD ! DURING SEKVICEI 15 am mal' *ee Warrants Sworn Out by tflice, Merchants Alleging $iat Prisoner Bought Goods Jjjnd Presented Worthless ' Checks ? Claim That She Confessed. ti; _ I I er she had been shadowed to and j ly'the First Baptist Church, where ' 0t tt alone In a pew, Mies Annie | to > alias Miss Louise Bolsscau, emrIrs- H; I*. Bolssean, alias Miss tsla Ford, thirty-four years old. was tend lest night on three warrants, ailing her with obtaining goodB jnerchants under false pretenses, forvods were obtained on checks t?r\ to be worthless, which were In the hands of Sergeant Wiley Teed by him as the basis for the ?.nts. arrest was made quietly, though 'atlllo at first attempted to deny '.entity, and, according to the de . i and B. H. Bear, who identified *;x having defrauded Mrs. Jullua pj* she finally confessed that she J .ssed the worthless checks and Sie woman for whom they were SlindoTTCd by Detective. patlllo was seen by M. H. Dorf employe of Julian W. Tyler j on the street, as ?he was on Uy to church. He stop"ped her, A;e>l her If she were not the wo '?jo had passed a worthless his firm. She Indignantly ? - Imputation, but he was sure . a??.s right In his Identification. I mediately notified Sergeant io detective shadowed her |d Street restaurant, whero *iorc than an hour over a Ma'"n she Plcked a<- scantily 'd not to relish. The de Rlt a nearby table, and or :tip of coffee. He made the ...ast until Miss Patlllo arose to >ir check and passed out. He had mental notes In the meantime, and" felt satisfied that he was on the right trail. Leaving the restaurant. Miss Patlllo walked leisurely down Broad Street, with the detective following on the other side. He saw her pass Into the First Baptist Church and noted the seat hhe took. The was so placed that she commanded a view of the entire con? gregation and of the three entrances. Wore String of l'cnrl?. Occasionally, as if apprehensive that Ehe was being followed and watched, ahe glanced at the door through which she entered, though giving, apparently, due attention to the services. As her pew was at the far end of the church, she was among the last to leave. As she stepped out, Sergeant Wiley fol? lowed and beckoned to Mr. Bear, whom he had summoned during a brief ab? sence from the watch, and though she ti-as apparently all unconscious of the fact, Miss Patlllo was followed to Ninth and Broad Streets, where she turned south. On her neck a pretty string of pearl beads was strung. A saleswoman In one of the stores which Miss Patlllo had visited had taken par? ticular notice of these beads on ac? count of their perfection and beauty, and she was able to give the detec? tive a good description of them. The beads played an Important part In the .Identification. Mr. Bear recognized her, and, from the description which had been glv.n to him by others Ser- \ geant Wiley was able to recognize both woman and beads. At the coiner of Ninth and Grace Streets, under the lights of the Richmond Hotel, he step- j ped In front of her, and, politely lifting 1 his hat, asked that ho might speak to her. Took Arrest Catmlr. | "Pardon me," he said, "but are you Mrs. Bolsseau?" She replied that she Was not of that name, and nervously rubbed her lips with her handkerchief, hiding the trembling which she could not control. "Then are you Miss Nellie Ford?" he asked. "I don't want to create a scene," he said, quickly, as she attempt? ed to brush past him. "I'm. a police detective, and If you attempt to run away from me It will be necessary for me to hold you, and 1 don't want to do that here on the street." Though she tried hard to put a brave face Into the officer's eyes, she was vis? ibly nervous. But there was no outcry, no hysteria, no feminine outburst. Ser? geant W'lley suggested that they go Into the hotel to talk the matter over for .a few minutes, and she consented. There she finally admitted. It was stated, having bought goods from Mrs. Julius Bear, from J. B. Mosby & Co. and from Julian W. Tyler. Incorporat? ed. Though she admitted having ob? tained the goods, of which the officer had a description. Miss Patlllo denied having given chocks in payment. Then Sergeant Wiley loft her with Mr. Bt-ar for a few moments. She recognized him and seemed to feel thut it was use? less longer to deny the charge. Senri-licd Her ftooui. ? "I know you," said Mr. Bear, "and why don't you fell me the truth?" Fi? nally, ho said, the brave front dissolved, and she admitted her identity and ad? mitted having given him a worthless check. Then, when the detective re? turned, she admitted, the officer stated, the three charges. Ho asked potmlsston to search her room, suggesting that It would bo bet? ter than making an Investigation by means of a search warrant, and she gave permission, requesting that she bo allowed to accompany htm. Her room was at 100 Fast Main Street, on the second lloor. The bonne was dark (Continued on Third Puge.) RARE MAP TO BE SOLD Showing Ktcld of Yorktown, It was En? graved for General Wanhlngton. New York, May 28.?A rare contem- i porary map of the field of Yorktown, said to have been engraved at the Hpeclal request . of General George Washington, will be sold here Juno 7. It is entitled "Plan of tho Investment of York and Gloucester, surveyed and laid down by Sebastian Bauman, major of the New York, or Second. Artillery. Taken bPt'-'-rn the 22d and 28th of October, 1781." ?.T .' It Is Unto engraced by R. Bcott on copper, with handsome scroll at the bottom, backed by flags, Insignia and military paraphernalia. The engrav? ing was done in Philadelphia In 1782. The map Is dedicated to "His Excel? lency, General Washington, command er-ln-chlef of the United States of America." Sebastian Bauman. the designer of the map, was distinguished In the American Revolution. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis, and during the s'ege of Yorktown drew the map. which he caused to be en? graved at the special request of Wash? ington and some of his officers. In the same collection are two bII vor gilt spoons, which are said to have belonged to Martha Washington. They were presented by Eleanor Parke Cus tls to Mrs. Elizabeth Bisco Calvert There Is also a gold locket with en? graved inscription on the side, "To the Memory of James Madison." It con? tains a lock of President Madison's hair. This locket was presented by Dolly Madison, wife of the President, to Richard Rush. FIELD MASS CELEBRATION Services Are Held for Dead of Spanish War. Washington. May 28.?Military field mass for the Spanish War dead w-as celebrated In the shadow of the Wash? ington Monument to-day before an audience of fully 25,000 people. Presi? dent Taft, members of the Cabinet, the diplomatic corps and of Congress were among tho participants in the mass, which was preceded by a parade of tho local Veterans" Association, the national guard companies of Washing? ton and members of Catholic ^organiza? tions. The event was the first of the kind celebrated In Washington. The sloping hillelde leading from the towering monument down to the edge of the grounds was covered with the gay colors of flags and summer parasois. About 9,000 men marched In the parade, 2,000 of these being Spanish War vet? erans and local militiamen. President Taft accompanied by Mrs. Laughlln, his sister-in-law; Major Butt and General Clarence R. Edwards Monslgnor RuFsell conducted the mass, while a trained chorus of 125 voices sang the service. A special box had been erected for the President and his party. .WANDERING BANKER FOUND He rttadn of Himself and Then Ite weinbern Ilia Identity. Albany. May 28.?Ernest D. Hamil? ton, cashier of the. Southbrldgt Na? tional Bank; 'of Southbrldge., Mhss., who disappeared last Tuesday, made himself known to the police here yes? terday. He Is suffering from a nerv? ous breakdown. Hamilton was sitting in a railway station at Albany this afternoon, read? ing a newspaper, when he noticed his own picture and a story of the search for him. He finished reading the ac? count and then went over to a poUco rnan showed him the paper, and ta'd: "J am Hamilton, for whom they aro looking." The policeman was reading the ?c cou-nl of Hamilton's dlstpp-'Bnnca at ihn time, and recognized th': :nan. Hamilton fainted In the policeman's arms and was sent to a hospital. His trends were notified. Hamilton disappeared from the Souihlirldge bank at 3 P. M. last Tues? day, and boarded a trolley car for Srtlngneld. on his way to Greenfield, hia former home. When he disap? peared It was supposed that ha hn-'i biokeri down mentally through Illness and overwork as his accounts Wriio In perfect condition. WAS HIS OWN SON HE SAVED Oystcrinan Dived After a Boy, Xot Knowing Who He Was. Elizabeth, N. J., May 28.?A little boy struggling In Staten Island Sound was the sight that greeted Thomas Pnync, an oysternian, of 62 Livingston Street, as he landed at the recreation pier upon his return from a trip. Payne leaped overboard, and a few strokes carried "him to where the lad had dis? appeared. He dove and calohlng the boy swam to the Ellzubeth Yacht Club. One man took the boy from his arms, and as several started tlrst-aid treat? ment before Payne had climbed upon the dock, one of them ran to the oys? ternian. "Look, Tom," he cried, "and see who It Is." Payne's face blanched as he saw lio was his son, nine-year-old Andrew. He wi:s too overcome to speak for sev? eral minutes, alter which he seized the cniU! cp In his arms and ran home. ELECTIONS ARE ENDED 'P?ey Puss Ott Quietly, With Light Vote Cast. Lima, Peru, May 28.?The congres? sional elections, which have been go ?ing on for the past three days, are ended. No disorders of any kind have been reported, and all is quiet through? out the republic. Of 19,000 voters en? rolled In Lima only about 500-cast a ballot. Rumors are current here that rioters at Iqiiique. Chile, have made nn at? tack on the Peruvian consulate and the Peruvinn Club. No oonrmatlon of this has been received. ACCEPT INVITATION 'Confederate* Will Strew Flower? on Graves of Union Dead. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 28.?Ex Confedc-rate soldiers have been Invited to take part in the Federal Decoration Day exercises at the. National Ceme? tery, and the Invitation has been ac? cepted. The unusual occurrence of foes aiding In the sterwlng of flowers on the graves of Union dead will be witnessed here next Tuesday. MEDAL FOR EMPEROR Honor UcMowed by Committee of Olympic Games. 1 Hudapest, May 2?.?The International I committee of tho Olympic games hns I conferred an Olympic Medal on tho Emperor. At a meeting to-day It wna decided that the committee should hold another conference at Stockholm In 1012. TOINSTANT DEATH Italian Bird-Man Palls 650 Feet When Mo? tor Explodes. FAMILY SEES FATAL PLUNGE Second Great Contest in France Is Inaugurated?Garros First Across Line, but Soon Is Overtaken?Distance 1,300 Miles, and Prizes More Than $100,000. Vogheru, Italy, May 28.?The Italian aviator Cirri, ivnllc making an ncro Pinne flieh? near here to-day, fell from a height of OXO feet and wan killed. Twenty thousand persons, InclmllUK Cirri's rrifc aud children, Mere viewing the exhibition. Cirri lined a Blerlot I monoplane. He had completed a num? ber of evolutions, when suddenly the motor exploded, and In a moment the wlngb of the machine were on fire. The aviator fell headlong from bis scat. Second Great Contest Starts. Paris, May 28.?Profiting by the les? sons of last week's catastrophe, when, at the start of the Parls-to-Madrld race, M, Berteaux, th? Minister of War, was killed, .and Premler Monis badly in? jured, the organizers of the second great air contest from Paris ^to Turin sent the competitors away with record speed and precision to-day. Not the slightest mishap marred the occasion. The new Minister of War, General Golron: Antolne Monis, son of the Premier, who was slightly Injured In the accident a week ago; the Italian ambassador, Signor Tlttonl. and sev? eral high officials were kept well behind the starting line. A large assemblage of people was kept out of the danger zone by imposing lines of troops. The weather was perfect. Twelve out of twenty-one competitors were out for the start when the signal bomb was llred at G A. M. The machines were sent off in rapid succession, ten leav? ing within a few minutes, and the en? tire number being under way by 7 o'clock. The remaining nine ents-ants, Including Pierre Vedrine. the French? man, who, won the Paris-to-Madrld race, will start to-morrow or Tuesday. Vedrine is now on his way back to Paris, having left Madrid for this city to-night. Gnrrna First Actors. The first to cross the Una to-day was Roland Garros, who. after making many plucky efforts to finish In the Parla-to-Madrld lllglu, was forced by a series of mishaps to abandon the race. Garros drove a monoplane. He was followed by Andre Beaumont, who rap Idly overtook Garros and arrived first at Dijon, the Initial recording stBtlon of the long Journey. The two continued In the same order, reporting at Lyons, and finally landing at Avignon. They covered the 6J5 kil? ometres (101 miles) from the aero? drome at Buc, a short distance outside the French capital, to Avignon in twelve hours forty-five minutes and thirteen hours thirty-five minutt-s. re? spectively, and decided to spend the night there. They will finish the re? maining twenty-two kilometres of the first stage of the flight to Nice to? morrow morning, a total distance of S65 kilometres, or 63S miles. The other competitors early In the Journey were vhe victims of mishaps, but nothing more serious than "the breaking of wood," and only two of them ? Henri Molla. representing France, and the German aviator, Frey? had got only as far as DIJon up to 7 o'clock In the evening. Weymnnu I'nlucky. Th* American. Henry Weymann, was particularly unlucky. After two stops on account of engine trouble, he was forced to make a landing In a field near Troves. ' The propeller of his machine was twisted and pan of the frame bro? ken, but he himself was not hurt. The race was organized by the Paris Petit Parlsien, and the prizes aggregate more than $100,000. The second siuge of the Journey Is from Nice to Rome, the recording sta? tions being Genoa and Pisa, and the third stage Is from Rome to Turin, the official stopping places being Florence and Boiowna. The total distance is a little more than 1.300 miles, and the competitors have until June 15 to ac? complish the distance. OFFICERS ENTERTAINED Amerlcaus Are Guests of Duutsu Xovy Department, Coppcrhagen. May 2S.?The Navy De? partment to-aay entertained 400 petty officers of the American ? squadron on motor trips and at a luncheon at the Tivoli Garden. Each of the guests was presented with a cigar case emblazoned with the Danish and American arms. The officers of the squadron attended a race meeting and dined at the Amer? ican legation The American warships were open to the public to-day, and 50.000 persons Inspected the vessels. The King has ordered that no festivi? ties be cancelled on account of the death of his uncle, Prince John. SUNK IN COLLISION Barkentlne Is Sent to Bottom of Mls sl??ippl River. New Orleans. May 2S.?The barken tlne Rachel Emery, In tow of the tug Mongah, bound for Mlbllo, was stink In collision with the Itnllan steamer Delphine In the Mississippi River two miles north of quarantine at midnight last night. The Delphine was coming in from Galveston and was apparently uninjured. The Mongah was slightly damaged. No lives wero lost and the crew of the barkentlne was brought to this port. The barkentlne, which was headed for Mobllu, to load lumber for a point north of Cape Hatteras, was a wooden vessel of 07-1 tons, and owned by J. S. Emery & Co-. o? Boston. NOTHING TO DO BUT House Will Devote Most of Week to Inves? tigations. MANY NOW ARE IN FULL SWING E. H. Gary Will Appear Before Committee Delving Into Af? fairs of Steel Trust?Me? thod to Be Pursued in Lorimer Case May Be Settled by Vote To-day. Washington, May 28.?Investigations 07*the steel trust, the sugar trust, and the expenditures and methods of gov? ernment departments, will comprise all the activities of the House of repre? sentatives during the early part of the week. With the Democratic wool tariff bill promised for Friday, the House will hold no Important session until then, and Investigating committees will have opportunity to push Important in? quiries that A*ere started last week. The Lorimer case probably will come to a vote in the Senate Monday as to the method to be adopted In mak? ing another Investigation of the Illin? ois senatorial election. The La Fol lette resolution to name a special com? mittee, and the Martin and Dllllng hain substitutes, leaving the Inquiry to the regular Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, are before that body for further debate to-mor? row; and efforts are being made to havfe the subject disposed of before tho day's adjournment. Gor?' n Witness. The steel trust Investigation, which began with John W. Gates on the stand yesterday, will be resumed Tues- j day with other Important witnesses, '? Chairman K. H, Gary, of the United States Steel Corporation board, being among those summoned. The Sugar Trust Committee will meet Thursday to take up its work. The committees that are to investi? gate the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce and La? bor are to meet to-morrow, while the committee Investigating the Post-Ofhce Department will, meet Monday. At the House end of the Capitol there will be no general rally of Demo? cratic caucus. This is expected to bo the first note of the hard fight that Is to follow on the revision of the wool schedule. The wool bill is expected to be In? troduced In the House Friday, and the tariff debate w'lll ppeir-durlng the fol? lowing week. While there Is much free wool sen? timent among House Democrats tno party leaders are confident that the revenue bill, drafted by the Ways and Means Committee, will be ratified by the caucus. The House has almost completed the special program to which it limited Itself after President Taft had called the extra session to consider the Cana? dian reciprocity agreement, and the Senate has not acted upon the first legislative bill of importance. Taft la Hopeful. President Taft is reported hopeful that a majority of the Senate can be rallied now to adopt the Canadian agreement as It came from the House. When that hoped for majority will got an opportunity to assert Itself still Is ns uncertain as the length of the pres? ent session. The Senate Finance Committee has but a few more witnesses to appear before it on the reciprocity measure. When it Is ready to report, many Sen? ators have predicted, it will submit the bill without recommendation as was done at the last session. Reciproc? ity advocates hope it will be reported without amendment. The Democratic House leaders have threatened to demand a vote on their tariff measures In the Senate, but It Is declared on substantial authority that if the Senate Indicates clearly that It will not consider the tariff bills dur'ng the extra session the Hou**e will not demand continuation of a sweltering process to force action at this time. GREAT HIGHWAY PLANNED It Will Stretch From Palm Beach to Montreal. New York, May 2S.?Confident pre? dictions of an international hlghwny stretching from Palm Beach, Florida, northward across the United States and Southern Canada to Montreal and' Quebec, about 2.200 miles long, is made by Howard D. Hadley. chairman of the New York-Montreal road committee, which has hecn instrumental in carry? ing forward the part of New York State in this large project. Governor Dix has presented Mr. Had? ley with the pen and penholder with which the Governor recently signed the New York-Montreal road bill, appro? priating S1.50O.O0O for the highway up to Rous's Point, on the Canadian bor? der. The New York stretch of road? way is only one link in the chain stretching from the southernmost point of Florida to the heart of Canada. Mr. Dudley says that much of the work on :he various links in this great chain of highways Is already under way. TOLD JUST WHEN HE'D DIE Hospital Patient Predicted the Day und Hour of Ills Death. Trenton. N: .1.. May 28.?Although apparently In perfect health some time ago, when he predicted that he wriul<i die at noon on Thursday, May 25, tho premonition of Frank Lugar, of Lum bervllle. Pa., came true in St. Francis Hospital, this city. Lugar was admitted to the institu? tion four weeks ago suffering with some minor trouble. Ills Illness was not considered at nil serious, but be? cause of his prediction the physicians watched him closely on Thursday. He was In good condition enrly In the morning, and ns late as 11:30 was mik? ing with tho nurses. Fifteen minutes afterward he began to pale and be? come weak. He died Just as the clocks were striking noon. TOBACCO CASEMAY' BESETTLEDTD-DAY Believed That Supreme | Court Will Hand Down Decision. MAY CLEAR UP ' MOOTED POINTS It Is Expected That Chief Justice White Will Render Opinion and Take Opportunity to Explain More Fully Exact Meaning of Word "Rea? sonable." (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] Washington. D. C. May 2S.?Tho United Statt Supreme Court is ex? pected to hand down its decision In the famous tobacco case to-morrow. It is believed that, as in the. case of the Standard Oil decision, the result of the court's deliberations will be an? nounced by Chief Justice White. Since the Standarj Oil decision was announced there has been so much criticism of the court's ruling that Chief Justice White, It Is believed, will not lose the opportunity to enlarge upon and define the word "reasonable" to clear up several points which have caused confusion since the result In that caso was made public. The fate of hundreds of Independent tobacco dealers and manufacturers de? pends upon to-morrow's decision If the same lino Is followed as in the Standard Oil case, and the. American Tobacco Company Is found to be op? erating In restraint of trade, and Is forced to reorganize, it looks as If It may prove the salvation of the Inde? pendent concerns all over the country, which have been forced out of busi? ness. No other case, unless It was the one Just mentioned, has caused anything like the Interest which has been shown In the forthcoming tobacco decision. The Lovisier Case. That the Lorlmer Investigation res? olution will be adopted by the Senate with about twenty-flve votes In the negative, Is to-day's senatorial fore? cast. Tho resolution Is expected to reach a vote to-morrow, but this Is by no means certain. Rumors that Senator Lorlmer would resign have not yet been considered seriously here. it Is realized by those both'' In favor of and against Lorlmer that he Is be? tween two fires. If he does not resign there Is at least some chance for him: if he resigns under the present trou? ble he Is ruined. Those Democrat^ leaders about the Capitol who are hailing with delight the signs of the advancement of the Wilson boom are professing the utmost satisfaction over the outcome of his trip to the West. They claim that this trip has gone a long way to make the presidential nomination certain In 1012. It Is said here to-day that, while It Is entirely too early to make posi? tive predictions as to the outcome, In the South and elsewhere there Is no question that Wilson has lately been gaining considerably. Governor Wilson has undoubtedly been talking to big audiences In the West, and he has been received with many marks of favor, according to nil reports, and It may be added that some of the Democratic politicians in Washington have been at a good deal of pains to ascertain the facts. The reasons for this are sufficiently ob? vious. Those who want Wilson nom? inated are eager to Und out how his boom Is bcing^ received, and those who want Harmon or Clark, arc for oppo? site reas ns quite as eager. Has Car of All. The advices which have come to the Wilson camp In Washington are that the Governor, while in the West, has the ear of both the Progressive and Conservative Democrats, he has been given due consideration by various civic bodies. In his speeches he has not trimmed, so his admirers say, and has not talked one doctrine strong In one quarter and put the soft pedal on It In another. They cite the fact that at a speech at a banquet In San Francisco. Wilson lambasted some of the practices of big business so hard that one of the bunkers of the city arose in his place, and said: "I am not guilty of any of the things that Dr. Wilson Is pointing out." However, the point Is, whether Wil? son was received with exuberance or not. Is not of as much practical Im? portance as the question whether he Is going to get delegates as the result of his swing round the circle. If the statements of the friends of Wilson are correct, he Is going to capture, a large bunch of delegates from the Pa? cific coast and tho far Northwest. Word has come from California Demo? crats that he can have the delegation from that State. Oregon Is said to be for Wilson without question, and also Washington. Whether Idaho will be is not so certain, but the Wilson men think the. same Influences that have stirred Democratic opinion along the Pacific coast for Wilson will sway Idaho. In the South there Is no question that Wilson has lately been gaining. He has been making many Inroads In the Chump Clark strength there, to say nothing of the Harmon strength. Georgia, Virginia, Mississippi. Tennes? see, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida are said to be almost certain to line up for Wilson. The recent let? ter of Senator Gore makes It prac? tically certain that Oklahoma Demo? crats will be for Wilson. Good Hold In Mast. When It comes to the Fast, Wilson Is going to have a good hold there. The fact that Senator O'Gorman, of New York, Is a Wilson man Is going to weigh much with the Democrats of that State In the Progressive Slates of the Middle West Wilson may reasonably hope for u largo following. This Is due to tho fact that Bryan Is friendly to Wilson; and to .the fact that tho West has come to look on Wilson as Progressive. While Wilson is making progress In his campaign to capture the presldon , (Continued on Third Page.) Promises Made by Weather Man Washington, D. C, May 28.? Thousb rather nnrm weather la ex? pected to prevail In the Eastern States .Monday and Tuesday, the Weather llurcou predicts moderate temperature* the country over dur? ing the coming week. Indications are for unsettled condltlonn and showers the first part of tho week lu the Gulf States, the lower Ohio and middle Mississippi Valleys and the middle l'lulns States. Unsettled weather und rain probnbly will ad? vance northward over the upper Mississippi Valley, the Lake region und the Eastern States during (he latter part of the week. Geucrally fair weather Is Indlcnted far west of the Itocky Mountains. MAMMOTH PEACE MEETING .Three Thousand People Rise and In? dorse Tuft's Efforts. Atlanta. Ga., May 28.?President Taft's stand for International peaco was Indorsed with a rising vote by more than 3.000 persons gathered at the mammoth peace' meeting held here this afternoon under the auspices of the Georgia Peace Society and tho At? lanta Chamber of Commerce. While tho meeting was primarily to Indorse President Taft's efforts for an arbitra? tion treaty between the United States. England and Franc*. It will also in? tended to lend the Influence and moral support of this city to the general movement for universal peace. Senator Theodore Burton, of Ohio, was the principal speaker of the day. Ho was introduced by Dr. H. C. White, of Athens, Ga., president of the Geor? gia Peaco Society. "We are living In a marvelous age." declared Senator Burton, "and the last ten years have seen greater things accomplished than the entire hundred years preceding. There are no longer Invasions of barbarians, bearing down upon civilization to destroy it, and this constitutes one of the many reasons for the abolition of war. "Another thing which contributes to universal peace is the absence of wars for the aggrandizement of rulers of state. No man will to-day make so bold as to declare that he is the state. That era of disturbance came to an end with Napoleon and Waterloo. "One more thing that tends toward the abolition of warfare Is the fact that the burden of taxation Is becom? ing almost unbearable. It Is a matter of record that two-thirds of the ex? penditures of the national govern? ment are for the maintenance of the army and navy, and the payment of pensions which are but the legacy of war. while only one-third of the ex? penditures are for agriculture and the other numerous act'vltles of peace. The total expenditures last year of all the nations for the maintenance of armies and navies was about $2,000 000,000. What would have been the result If that stupendous sum had j been turned to the uplifting and bene? fiting of the human race?" TAFT WISHES TO AID Makes Trip to Homo v.t Owner of Duut That Was Sunk. Washington, May 28.?In the hope of rendering some aid to the men who were capsized In the Potomac River last night by the Dolphin, the Secre? tary of the Navy's yacht, or to tho relatives of Alexander Vellowlees, who was drowned. President Tnft made u personal trip to-dny to the home of John G. Lindsay, owner of the boat that was crushed and sunk. The President was Informed that Yellowlees had left no .'mmedlate re? latives. The accident happened with? in sight of Washington, when Miss Taft was a guest on the naval yacht. The President requested to-day to be notified personally when the body of Yellowlees was recovered. CINCINNATI GETS BOULEVARD "Will Be Permitted to Build One Over Miami Canal. 1 Columbus, O.. May 28.?The cele? brated Cincinnati canal bill, which waa once beaten In tho House, and which finally passed both houses after much hot fighting, became a law at midnight Friday without Governor ( Harmon's signature. It permits tho city of Cincinnati to take over, under lease, that part of the Miami Canal within her boundaries for boulevard purposes. The city Is com? pelled to keep the flow of water con? tinuous and provide for a barge canal, should tho State ever decide to build one. ANOTHER MABRAY ARREST \V. S. Glh*nn Is Cnlight on His Hauch Near Sun Ucriiardlno. Los Angeles, Cal., May 2S.?W. S. Gibson was arrested on his ranch near San Bernardino on a charge that he and others used the malls and post oftlco at Council Bluffs, la., for fraudu? lent purposes. It Is alleged that ho was one of the notorious Mobray gang, who are said to have swindled the pub? lic to the extent of hundreds of thou sands of dollars by means of "fake" foot races, horse races, etc. Gibson waived examination before the United States commissioner, and gave bond in the sum of $1,000 tor his appearance at Council Bluffs next Sep? tember. YACHT GOES ASHORE E. C. Henedlrt's "Vlrgluln" In Trouble lu Cuban Waters. New Orleuns. May 28.?A wireless message received here to-day states that E. C, Benedict's yacht, Virginia, went ashore at 7:30 o'clock this morn? ing ninety miles north' of Julias Cay light, which Is about ninety miles west of Havana. All aboard are report? ed safe. It Is expected the boat will get off at high tide. It Is said Mr. Benedict's sons are on hoard with a party and have been cruising in Carib? bean waters. FOUND DEAD IN ROOM Western I'ulon Operator Had Suffered Nervous Breakdown. Ocnla. F'a., May 28.?A. A. E. Englee. an operator for the Western Union Telegraph Company, was found dead In his room at a locnl hotel this morning. Englec cntne here from New York some time ago for his health. He was itn employe of the Associated Press lu New York and suffered a nervous breakdown. His Now York relatives aro unknown. I? DOGGETT KILLS HIMSELF ON EVEJF TRIAL Under Bond on Charge Preferred by Negro Girl's Father. DENIED GUiLT IN NOTE TO MOTHER Railroad Man, Who Was Expect? ed to Appear Before Magistrate To-Day, Blows Out, His Brains After Writing Long Letter to Young Woman. Unable longer to stand tha disgrace of being charged with an attempted capital crime on Ilattle James, a six? teen-year-old negro girl of Henrlco county, Harry Doggett, twenty-three years old, committed suicide in his home. SOt-A West Clay Street, shortly before noon yesterday by shooting him? self In the right temple with a 32-call bre revolver. On a table by his bed lay two faro well notes?one to his mother, and one to a young woman of South Laurel Street, to whom he had been paying some attention?with the ink scarcely dry, showing that hi; last act had been carefully planned and considered. Bitterly Denied Charge. Both letters contained strong and earnest protestations of his innocence of the serious offense with which he was charged, and each stated that ho had borne up against the aspersion on his character until his fortitude gave way. Doggett lived with one of his broth? ers lit n second-story lint, lie camo home at the usual time, between 6 and 7 o'clock, yesterday morning and re? tired to his room. Then nothing was remarked as to his general appear? ance, and there was no talk of his coming trial. Tho next few hours were evidently spent In writing the two letters and In preparing himself for suicide. A few minutes before the clock struck the noon hour others in tho house heard the sound of what they took at first to be the explosion of a punctured automobile tire In front of the house. But a small boy dis? covered tho meaning of the sound, and Bavo the alarm. Found by HIh Urutbcra. Three of the brothers, who were in other rooms, one of which adjoins the room of the dead man, rushed in aud found him lying on the bed, with a gaping hole In his right temple and blood streaming over the bed clothes. By his right band lay the revolver, a slight puff of smoke curling up to? wards the celling. Doggett lay on his wounded side, the blood streaming over tho pillow, lie was dead, death having been instantaneous; but a member Of the household ran out and telephoned for the city ambulance, and Dr. Tur man responded. Patrolman Pillow also responded to the alarm, ami at onco took possession until the arrival of Coroner Taylor. Dr. Turman pro? nounced the man dead, and also waited for the coroner. Clear Cime of Suicide. Dr. Taylor, after a short examina? tion of members of the household, de? clared it to be h case of suicide, and fumed the body over to the family, with permission to have It prepared for burial. He read the farewell let? ter Doggett had written to his mother, and returned that also to the family, that it might be forwarded to Mrs. Doggett. The letter contained a heart-broken outburst of feeling, a protestation of Innocence and a walling cry that he could no longer hear up against the serious charge. "I call God as my witness that I am Innocent," Doggett wrote, "and t am going before His bar of Justice to prove my Innocence." The letter was written on foolscap paper and covered five sheets. It was signed "your heart-broken son, Harry." The letter to the young woman, whom none of the other f.'~ nhcrs of the family knows, was tied with a piece of string, and was placed under his watch. It was forwarded to the address given. This, too. was a decla? ration of the writer's innocence, and a plaintive appeal that he bo not Judged too harshly. His brothers said that they did not even know that ho had been paying attention to any one. Wound Xenr flight Ear. When found, Doggett was partially undressed. He was clothed In his shirt, trousirs and socks, and was lying on the coverlet. The revolver had contained a full round of car? tridges. The wound was Just In front of the right ear, and tho bullet pene? trated to the hase of the brain, kill? ing him Instantly. Doggett was born in Caroline county, where his parents now live, and had been in Richmond about six years. Ho was employed as a car inspector hy the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Railroad, and worked at night. He worked as usual Saturday night, and appeared, it was said, to be In h's usual frame of mind when he left to go to his labors. He bad given no Intimation that he contem? plated suicide, though he had been anxious to have tho chargo against him heard as soon as possible. Ho was arrested on a warrant sworn out by Henry James, the colored girl's father, on May 21. and was admlttod to ball In the sum of $1.000. with Henry Ford, of Glen Allen, as his security. Worried by Postponement. The hearing had twice been post? poned on account of tha absence of his attorney. U O. Wendenburg, nnd this postponement Is said to have worried him considerably. Tho hear? ing was scheduled to have come up this morning before Magistrate T. ,T. Puryeiir, of Kcnrlco county. Dogmen assorted ills Inuoeenoo from the beginning. The Henrlco ?ounty officers worn not familiar with tl^o evidence James was to have Introduced against Doggett in the preliminary