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ginia Has Ignored Its Decision. DEBT COMMISSION HOLDS MEETING tJebtor State Has Paid No At? tention to Overtures for Ami? cable Settlement?S e n a t o r Chilton Attacks Governor Glasscock's Policy on This Question. AttenUon of the United States Su? preme Court was called by the Vir? ginia Dobt Commission yesterday to the negligent attitude of the SUte of West Virginia, both In regard to non? payment of tins principal of the debt and the failure to enter Into any ar? bitration In regard to the Interest. The Supreme Court, In deciding the claim In Virginia'? favor, suggested that the two States hold a conference for settlement of the question cf in? terest, which, because of the long pe? riod, now amounts to several times the amount .of the princrlp.il. Virginia appointed conferees, who went to Charleston and laid t.-.e mat? ter before the Governor of West Vir? ginia. The Legislature of thai State has met and adjourned without ao-ion. the Governor ha# done nothing, and the representative.* of Virginia now feel that they have done their f?ll part. They will so report to the United Ptates Supreme Court, stating that ef? forts to arbitrate the matter of In? terest have failed, because of the neg? ligent attitude of WeM Virginia, and attorneys for the Virginia Debt Com? mission will then proceed to ask for proper court orders for collection 'it the entire <-la!m. p*!n-lpa! and lnterot. Debt Communion lu SeaatoB. The Virginia Debt Commission met yesterday mornlnw at Roam ISO. .lef. ferson Hotel Members present were llandolpn Harrison. Of Lynchburg; Henry T- Wlckham. of Hanover. Judge William F. Hhea, of Klchmond; Ii. H. Downing, ff Warren. J. Thompson Brown, of Nelson; John B Moon, ot Charlottesvtlle, chairman, and Joseph Button, secretary. Attorney-General Williams wn? detained at home on ac? count of illness, but was represented by Assistant Attorney-General R. B Davis. Former Attorney-General Wil? liam A. Anderson was also prescnj as attorney for the Debt Commission. Major Holmes Conrad and Sanfor.l Itoblnson appeared for the certificate holders, as did W. C. LeGendre and T. M. Brown, of the certificate hold eri' committee. Judge William F. Rhoa and H. H Downing, a committee from the Vir? ginia Debt Commission, reported that they had duly notified the Governor of West Virginia In Charleston, In per eon. and had requested that the West Virginia legislature take action look? ing to settlement of the principal, and also as to arbitration of the matter of Interest. Committee Reports So Itespnuae. The committee reported that West ?Virginia had taken no s>tep whatever, had appointed no conferees, and that its legislature hud adjourned without taking any action In the matter. Under these circumstances the Debt Commission held that there was but one course open?to call the attention of the Supreme Court of the United Etates to the failure of the State of .West Virginia both to rccognlzo Its decision as to the principal and Its Buggchtion as to the interest. It will bo recalled that, siting as a board of auditors, the Supreme Court of the United States, on Monday. March 6, 1911, rendered an opinion written by Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, to the effect that the State of West Virginia was under obligation to pay $7,182,507 of the total debt of ap? proximately $33.000.000. which the Commonwealth of Virginia bore when the new State was formed by the segre? gation of cortaln western counties. The court, after announcing the pioper amount West Virginia owed as of the date of the separation into two States, left the matter of interest to be adju? dicated, suggesting that the States de? cide the matter by conference. To this suggestion West Virginia has failed to conform. In fact, so far as the State Debt Commission was informed yester? day, West Virginia has ignored the whole matter. ? Owes Virginia 57,000,000. Ever since the War Between the Etatc-s Virginia has been endeavoring to collect from West Virginia the share of that section of the old State In the debt which existed when the two were eeparated. Finally Virginia brought null In the United States Supreme Court for about one-third of the State debt as it existed on January 1, 1861, then about $83*000,000. The court appointed Charles E. I.ittlelleld, of Maine, as spe? cial master, und his report was sub? mitted to the court in March. 1910. Justice Holmes rendered the opinion, holding West Virginia's 'just and qultablo" portion of the debt to bo r,ls2,507. not counting interest from ftnuary 1, 1SC1. "Whether any Interest is due." said Istice Holmes in his opinion, "and il le, from what time it should be al iwod, and at what rate It should bu omputed. are mat tors as to which there S a serious controversy In the rbeord. ,nd concerning which there Is room for a wide divergence of opinion. There are many elements to bo taken into account on the one side and the other. The .duration of Interest. ?The circumstances of the asserted default and of the conditions sur? rounding the failure earlier to procura a determination of the principal sum payable, including the question of laches as to either party, would re? quire to be considered. A long time has elajjsed. Wherever the responsi? bility for the delay might ultimately t>" placed. or however it might be (Continued on Third Page.) OFFICERS ARRESTED They Are? Charged With Complicity In Contrsvlll? I.ynchlun> . Coatesvllle, Pa., September 20.?Tho Chief of Police of this place, ono of his subordinates, and two residents of the borough worn arrested this nfter noon an the result of Indictments re? turned to-day by a grand Jury which Investigated the burning to death of Zack Walker, a negro murderer, i.ear this place on August 13. The Jury re? turned Indictments iiKnlnst Charles E. Umstead. Chief of Police of Coatesvllle, und Stanley Howe, a policeman, charg? ing them with Involuntary man nlauKhtor; Richard Tucker, dp Insur? ance agent. Knd Walter Markward, tho latter two being charged with mur? der. Judgo Hutler, to whom the grand Jury made Its presentation, admitted tho two police officers to bnll In thn sum of |2,000 each, and committed Tucker and Mnrkward to prltion with? out ball. Hall was furnished for both policemen. The grand Jury in Its report' hold that tho Chief of Police was lnx in his duty on th? night of the lynching, and that Policeman Howe, who was guard? ing tho negro st thn hospital from which he was taken by the mob. mude no effort to prevent the lynchers from getting their victim. The other two men nro charced wltb being active, spirits In the mob. The report "f thu Jury criticized the police force of Coatesvllle for Its Inactivity In not preventing the lynching, and also ar? raigned the citizens of the boroutth, who, they claim, hampered the Inves ttgntlon by their unwillingness to testify concerning the Identity of those in the mob. MISS DE WITT INDICTED She I? Said to Me Author of "Poisoned Pen" Letter?. Philadelphia. Pa. September 20.? MIbr Harriet De Witt, the principal figure In wna-t ha,j become known ojs the "Po'soned Pen" case, was Indicted by a United States grand Jury he.re this afternoon on the oharge of send? ing anonymous letters of a defama? tory character through the malls to residents of Easton. Pa. Miss De Witt Is the daughter of a well-to-do resi? dent of Ifaston. Rev. Elmer B Snyder, of Easton, who was the principal victim of the letter writing, was the main witness Bfraln.-t y/.<i* De Witt. It Is charged that the anonymous writer carried on a campaign of scurrility through the malls for nine years, and postal In? spectors worked on the rase for more than three years In the v.o->e of arrest? ing the guilty party. Anally fastening the -rime on Miss De Witt according to testimony glv*;n before the irrand Jurv Miss De Witt will be tried In Phila? delphia In December. INDUSTRIAL PEACE PLAN _ t Important Step Taken to Prevent Labor Trouble In Cotton Trade. London. September 20.?Sydney C. Buxton. president of the Board of Trade. Was taken an Important step In an effort to nsaure p?rman?nt- peace In the cotton trade. Hreat Brltaln'a greatest Industry. He has invited lend | Ing representatives of the employers and the employes to form a perma i nent industrial board on lines advo? cated by Sir Charles Wright Macar, chairman of the committee of the In? ternationa! Federation of Moster Cot- | ton Spinners and Manufacturers' As? sociation, during the recent upheavals. According to tho plan the board would be composed of ten lead ng em? ployers and ten promlnfnt labor lead-, era. with the newly knighted Sir! Oeorge Ranken Asqulth ccjnptroller- i general of the commercial, labor and statistical departments of the Board of Trade, as chairman. These men would form a panel from which an equal numtber from r.oth sides coul'l be selected to settle disputes arlslrrjr before w.ork was actually stopped. ABLE TO CONTROL MARKET Four Men Can Dictate Price of Sugar. New Orleans, Da., September 20.? Louisiana has usurped the centre of the stage as far as the sugar market Is concerned, because of the shortage of the 1911 crop, In the opinion of those interested in the marketing of; the product In this city. Four prominent commission retail? ers and pDntora of Louisiana are now In New York, and are aald to be In a position to dictate to the so-called sugar trust as to the price of this year's crop In this State. The 1911 crop of Louisiana sugar is estimated at 350,000 tons, about 50,000 tons more than tho crop of last year, and If disposed of at the present mar? ket level would represent a gain of I about $17,500,000 as compared with last year's prices. The four men who are now In New | York sre said to rtrmtrol tho sale of about 300,000 tons. SMALL DANGER OF STRIKE Southern Ilnllwny and Teletrraphcrn Coming Cloaer Together. Washington. September 20.?Nego tlatlons between the Southern Rull way and Its telegraphers temporarilv were suspended to-day. There Is small apprehens'on now of a strike. The railroad officials requested the dlscon- > tlnuar.ee of negotiations In order to have an opportunity to discuss among themselves ?nf;;'.ln questions which they have not made known to the telegraphers. Although an Indefinite postponement was made. It-would not surprise the telegraphers if the rail road were In a position to resume, the | conference to-morrow. The discussion of rules has been completed, and tho latest deliberations have had to do: with the wage scale. BANKERS PREDICT PEACE Berlin Reports. However. Considered Unduly nptlinlxtic. Berlin. Septemlbor 20.?Several bank-: erg stuted on the Bourse to-day that they had been informed by the Forolgn ? office that the Morr.ccrjn question would bo settlod In two or three days. ; Well informed persons consider this, unduly optimistic. The adoption of the verbal method of negotiations. It Is thought, will fa? cilitate a settlement, as one of the; chief impediments heretofore has been i tho reluctjunoe of olther shij to aban? don points once formally prvposed In writing lest such action be construed as a sign of weakness. STRIKE IS SETTLED Arbitration Kails Labor Trouble In Detroit. Detroit, Mich.. ScptomWer 20.?At! ono minute before 12 o'clock to-night | the stslke of tha Detroit United Rail? way Employes was settled by arbitra? tion. The employes accepted a new wage rate schedule of 23 cents an hour for the first six months. 27 1-2 cents for tho next year and 29 1-2 cents thereafter. The rate was within a halt cent of that orleHaully domanded. G igantic Lin r and Brit? ish Warship in Coilision. BOTH VESSELS BADLY DAMAGED Of More Than 2,000 Passengers and Crews Not One Is Injured, and There Is No Panic. Miracle That Olym? pic Was Not Sunk. Southampton. England, September 20,?The great steamship Olympic, of the While Star Line, which left South? ampton shortly before noon to-day, with a lars*- crowd of returning American tourists, lies to-night off Calshot Castle, at the entrance to Southampton Water, with a gaping hole In her side, as the result of t collision with the British protected cruiser Hawke. Fortunately no lives . were lost, and of the 2,000 or more passengers and crew of the vessel not j one was even injured. There also was no panic. The accident occurred a few miles from the spot whore the American ' lln?-r St. Paul and the British cruis?r ' Gladiator collided, nearly four years ago. and. as In the previous case, the warship came off second best, bo far as can be ascertained to-night. The extent of the damage to the liner, however, cannot be decided until ih |b docked and an examination is made of the rent w;hleh the cruiser's ram cut in her side. The Olympic left her dock promptly at 11:25 o'clock this morning, steam ? I Ing at a moderate speed eastward ;>n her way to Cherbourg, to pick up the continental passengers. She already had on board nearly 1,700 persona, ex? cluding the crew. The flxst cabin pas? sengers were Just answering the call j to lunch when attention was attracted J to the Hawke, which was undergoing j steam trials. Comrs Without Warning. The warship, moving at great speed,! followed the liner, but apparently was! quite clear of her. Suddenly she' swerved In. and before the passengers j could realize what was happening, struck the liner on the starboard j quarter, near the stern. tearing! through a section about forty feet ml extent. The miracle is that the Olympic was: not sunk, as the Hawke Is-fitted with1 a ram specially designed to sink a ves? sel In spite of its watertight compart- j ments. The liner's frame stood the shock well, and the watertight doors, whioh automatically closed, held the compartments hermetically sealed. The. Olympic listed slightly to star ! board, but not to a suffleles* angle to cause any serious alarm, and the offi? cers quickly reassurod the passengers, j The rent in the Olympic was of such a j size, however, that the passengers on j a smaller steamer passing at the time I could .see right into the Interior of the vessel. So far as can be learned, the Hawke I suffered more severely. Curiously enough, twelve feet of her upper deck was twisted out of all recognition. The stem appears to be completely gone. The plating was ripped open exposing the forward torpedo tube and the fore compartment filled with water. Both ships' crews acted with cool? ness. The engines of both ships were stopped immediately, and as soon as the watertight doors were secured the engines were set astern and the ves [ sols drew apart. Cruiser Remain* Alongside. The Hawke j-ent wireless messages 1 foT tugs and remained alongside the liner until they arrived to convoy her to Southampton, where she dropped anchor to await the turn of the tide to enable her to proceed to her dock. 1 The cruiser proceeded to Portsmouth ; under her own steam The White Star Company dispatched ! tenders for the passengers desiring tr land, but only seventy took advantage of this. Many theories are advanced a? to the cause of the collision, but gen? erally the warship js blamed Tt Is suggested that the cruisers'* steering fear failed to act. The naval officers and the officers of the Olympic are withholding comment until the In? quiry, which the admiralty will lnsti-i tute Immediately, is held. Iterord Passenger I.I art. The Olympic sailed with the largest) list of first-class passengers that everi started across the Atlantic on one) ship, the first cabin passengers num-i her 742, twenty-four more than her best previous record. Among them were between twenty and thirty Amer? ican millionaires, and something llko $250,000 had been paid In passage money. All told, there were nearly 3,000 persons on hoard. The Olympic, which was launched October 20. 1910. is the largest passen-, ger vessel alloat'. Her length over all In SS2 1-2 feet, breadth over all 92 feet, and she has a number of steel, decks and watertight bulkheads. The Hawke Is a protected cruiser,' nnd was launched at Chatham. Eng-" land. In 1P91. She is 360 feet long and: has a displacement of 7,350 tons. NEAR DEATH IN AUTO WRECK Five Men Are Thrown Over Twenty Foot Embankment. New York, September 20.?Five men had a narrow escape from death early to-day, when tho automobile In which they were riding homeward at sixty miles an hour along the Pelham Bay parkway ran full tilt Into a tree at the edge of the boulevard. The five occupants wero thorwn over a twenty-foot embankment and wero picked up unconscious a few min? utes later. Exa;?rrfiatlen showed, how? ever, that their Injuries were not serious. The accident w,?s ascribed to a worn cog In the steering gear of. the automobile. ' The Impact of the collision was so terrific that the tree cut the 'body of I the machine Into tvo pieces. Wearied Members of Posse Relax I fforts During iNight. FUGITIVE CHASED INTO DENSE WOODS Unknown Assailant of Miss Ella Miller Probably Will Be Lynched it Caught by En? raged Men of Mathews County?Bloodhounds Will Be Put on Trail. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlt>patch. J -Mathews. Va.. September 20.?After a vigorous search, engaged In by hun? dreds of armed men. whioh continued wiihout abatement, throughout the hours of last night and all of to-day. at nightfall, after only a glimpse at a distance of the fugitive as he en? tered a strip of dense woods, and wearied and broken down from their long hours of cea-'olcss pursuit, the members of the posse on the trail of the unknown white man w'ao attempted an assault on Mlss Ella Miller, broke up their organized forces and wen' to their home? to catch a few hours of needed rest before beginning again at the break of day another, and what It is hoped will be successful, effort to capture the fugitive. Mathews county 1.? stirred as seldom It has neen before by this crime, com? mitted on Tuesday afternoon by an unknown white man on Miss Ella Miller, youngest daughter of tho late Seth A. Miller, for several years chair? man of the State Board of Fisheries. The attack occurred in the road lead In? from Mathews Courthouse to Glou? cester Courthouse. In an Is-olated spot, between North and Foster, where the road goes through a den?e stretch o! woods, known as Church Swamp. United toy Inknonn Man. Ml?s Miller was driving alone, when suddenly from behind a tree on the roadside the man sprang out. and grasping the reins of her horse, de? manded money. On her refusal tr> give him money he drugged the stru^glins woman from the vehicle and carrlod her several yards into the woods, and. brandlshlne a large knife and choking the young woman almost Into insen? sibility, he was continuing his aiiack when he became frightened by the horn of a passing fish vendor, and ran into the woods. Miss Miller, although In a suffering and dazed condition, made her way- to the home of hor uncle, about one-hnif mile distant, where the jiarrr. was given. Within comparatively a short time hundreds of arrri'd men began the search for the assailant, which spread Into all parts of the county and con i ttnued without cessation throughout last night and all of to-day. There la little doubt but that summary justice would have been dealt if ho had been caught. , On receipt of the news of the at-! tempted attack, the county authorities Immediately telegraphed to Suffolk for' bloodhounds, but after waiting for sev? eral hours they were Informed that It would be Impossible to send the ani? mals on accoun: of the railroad and boat connections. Efforts were then made to obtain the dogs from the pen? itentiary farm, and advices were re-1 celved to-day that tho animals, accom panied by a deputy sheriff, were on their way to Mathews In an automobile. To-night they were heard from be-1 tween West Point and Gloucester. They are expected to arrive some time dur-i Ing the night, and will bo put on the' trail early in the morning. Fugitive Is Seen. I .ate this afternoon, between 4 and' 6 o'clock, a white man was seen run? ning across a field, headed toward a] densely wooded swamp, known as Tabb's Woods, and located about one and a half miles from Mathews, and adjoining the fair grounds. Inynedl ately scores of enraged men were In pursuit, and the woods, containing about 400 acres, were surrounded by a cordon of 400 armed men. while other parties began to scour the dense swamp. After continuing the pursuit for sev? eral hours without result, the posse re? luctantly gave up their search for the night with the understanding that all the armed men should reassemble at daybreak at the spot where the man went into the woods and led by the dogs which are expected to arrive be? fore that time continue the search. It is regarded almost as certain that the assailant will be lynched if caught. L. C. Clarnett Commonwealth's attor? ney is doing all In his power to assist the posses in capturing the fugitive when ho will make every effort to have him taken In safety to the county Jail to be tried: but he reulizes that it will be a difficult undertaking to persuade the angy men of this section to allow the law to take its course. The county authorities believe they can oopo with the situation. Judge C. B. Jones who is presiding over the September term of court now In session will hold thnt term open for a day or two longer in order that in? dictment and trial of the criminal, if he is caught, may be as prompt as pos? sible. Member of Prominent Family. Miss Miller, the victim of this attack, Is one of the most popular and attrac? tive young women In the county. Bhe Is a member of a very prominent fam? ily In this section and has many friends In various sections of the State. She describes her assailant as a young' man. of about medium height, with dark fea? tures, and wearing neither coat nor collar. He had on a white shirt and dark trousers. While struggling with Miss Miller the man told her that ne was a foreigner and would never be caught, but this Is thought to be a fake story. In the effort to put some one elso under suspicion. Recently several Italians wore released from the Ma? thews Jail, where they were held for a minor offense, and It Is believed the ic^ttnued on Third Page.) , Six Persons Are Found Butchered in Their Beds. HEADS CRUSHED; BODIES MANGLlD Three in One House and Three in Another Are Attacked and ?Killed While They Sleep. Crime Committed Sev? eral Days Before Discovered coiorado Springs. Col.. September 20. ?Butchered in their beds by some person as yet unknown, who used an axe, the bodies of six persons, three lu each of two neighboring houses, were found here to-uay. The heads of all the victims had been smashed In. and the appearance of the bodies indicat? ed that they had been dead several days, and that death came while they slept. I A report says that the murderer has been caught, and that he has confess? ed, but this is denied by the police ofllclals, who. It is Intimated, fear a lynching might follow such an an? nouncement. Bloody Axe Found. An axe which had been loaned to Mrs. Henry F. Wayne, one of the vic? tims, by .1. R. Evans, a neighbor, last week, was found, blood-stained, by Mrs. Evans on Monday near the back door of the Wayne home. No atten? tion was paid to this fact, however, as it was thought the axe had been used In killing chickens. The dead: Mrs. Alice May Burnham, wife of A. J. Uurutiiuii, cook at the .lindern Wood? men Sanatorium. Their two children, Alice, aged ?lx, and John, aged three yearn. Henry F. Wayne, a iiinnump1 Ivr, un? til recently a pntlent at the Woodmen Sanatorium. Mrs. Wayne and their one-year-old hnhy girl. The Burnham house is situated at Dale Street and Harrison Place, and the two houses next to It on Dale Street are vacant. Directly In the rear Is the Wayne home, and close to It Is that' of Evans, j The discovery of the bodies was i made by a neighbor who called at the Burnham home. Not getting any response and noticing a strong odor, she forced an entrance. The bodies of Mrs. Burnham and those of her two children were found in their beds, which wore covered with, blood, and the walls and celling were also spat? tered. The womtn rushed to the street and gave the alarm. Instinctively a dozen, persons went to the Wayne house, where there had been no signs of life since Sunday, and the same terrible; scene was presented. In bed were the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and their baby, all horribly mangled as In the case of the bodies In the Burnham house. That such a crime had been com? mitted in a thickly settled neighbor? hood and left unrevealed for three days is regarded as incredible. Not even a footprint is to be found on the floor of either house, and no one could be found who had seen any one about the premises since Sunday, when all the murdered persons at dif? ferent times were In a neighboring grocery. Burnham Arreated. Burnham, who Jives at the sanator? ium, where he Is employed, about ten miles from the city, was arrested soon after the discovery of the crime, but there seems nothing to Implicate him In the tragedy. His employers say he was at work when the crime must have been committed. Ho Is a native of Michigan. He was last seen at his home Sunday afternoon, and Is said to have left there about 5 o'clock. Little is known of the Wayne family here, except that Wayne came to the Modern Woodmen Sanatorium about ten months ago from Indiana, as a patient. One month ago his term In the Institution was up. He brought his wife and child here and rented tha house In which they were murdered. When brought Into the morgue- the bodies were almost unrecognizable. The head of every one of the six vic? tim* was either cut or smashed open, and In almost every case the number of wounds Indicated that the murder? er had cut and smashed until ho was sure that ho had destroyed life. WILL PROTECT EXPLORERS Cruiser to Keep Gunrd Over Party of Arebeologlnta. Boston. September 20.?To protect an American research party, the scout cruiser Chester sailed from Boston to? day for Tripoli. The cruiser will serve as a protecting influence for Professor Richard Norton, of Cambridge. and other delegates of the Archeologlcal Institute of America, while the party searches the ruins of ancient Cyrno for: archeologlcal treasures. Last March Professor Norton was 38- : Incted by outlaw Arabs to be killed. They killed the wrong man. however, H. F. DeOou. a graduate of the Uni? versity of Michigan, being their vic? tim. During the summer Professor Nor? ton conferred with Secretary of State Knox, and as a result the Chester re? ceived orders to proceed to Africa. Professor Norton will Join the other American archeologlsts In London this week, having sailed for that city from New, York a few days ago. Tho party will then proceed to Cyrone. WIFE DEFIFS THE POLICE Holds at Bay Men Who Come to A r rent Husband. Memphis, Tenn., September 20.? Threatening to shoot the first man who attempted to enter her residence, Mrs. Toenges, wife of O. W. Toenges. former cashier of the Night and- Day Bank, held at bay for three hourn'thls forenoon officers who had eomo to arrost her husband. Toenges finally surrendered when police reinforce- I ments arrived at the house. He 1? accused of having accepted deposits when he knew the bank was Insolvent. ' I HELD FOR WILFUL MURDER Shaker Must Anawer Charge of Kill Ins Slater Elisabeth Sear*. Klaslmmee. Via.. September 20.? Sensational evidence Indicating that Sister Sadie Merchant was not near death as alleged when chloroform was administered to her by Brother Gil? lette, head of the Shaker colony at Ashton, has resulted In the coroner's Jury' holding Brother Gillette on the charge of wilful murder. The ver? dict was reached yesterday and made public to-day. Sister Elizabeth Scars, who by her alleged confessions aided Brother Gil? lette In administering the chloroform, was not mentioned In the verdict, but her case, it Is stated, will be pre? sented to the grand Jury for actton. Brother Gillette was taken to Tampa, where he Is held In Jail without bond. First reports of the death of Slater SuKle by euthanasia. Indicated that she was about seventy years old, and In the last Btages of consumption. It I Is alleged that the physicians who examined the body after it was ex? humed fround that Sister Sadie was ! not In a dying condition when thj ! chloroform was administered. She la j said to have been about thirty-four years of age. and except for an affec? tion of the lungs with tuberculosis I was in good physical condition. It is declared she might well have lived many years. \ Gillette wag not taken hefore the coroner's Jury yesterday, as he gavo his version of the woman's death at a previous hearing. At that session Sister Sears also acknowledged her ! part In "assisting" their sister out of this IJfe at that time, but since then she la said to have repudiated her story. The Shaker colony at Ashtoti has been reduced to five since the death of Sister Marchont and the ar? rest of Brother Gillette. Cnder htm as chief aide Is Sister Sears. He Is sixty years old and she seventy-four. Sister Mnrchant died on August 22. and ever since that time has the Shakers' statement that she asked t?J be chloroformed heen doubted by the authorities. It Is stated that nothing In tho teachings of the sect gives any basis for aiding a person to unit this life. CONTROVERSY ENDED MnoVenstB Will Not Permit Importa? tion of Colored Tea*. Washington. September 20?Secre? tary MacVeagh has ended the Treas? ury Department's controversy with tea merchants who claimed the right to Import artificially colored teas by Is? suing an order to all customs collec? tors flntly forbidding them to pass any tea which shows traces of artlflclol color. When the customs service began en? forcing the tea regulations a few months ago. It unexpectedly wa.s con? fronted with embarrassments. The law provided for the appointment of a ten board, which picked from the open market samples of tea.". These were sent to the customs houses for stand? ard samples. They wpto supposed to contain no coloring matter.. A chemi? cal examination developed that the samples sent to Boston. San Francisco and Chicago were colored. Those sent to New York and Seattle were found to be pure. Recently Secretary MacVeagh hold up R0.000 pounds of colored tea at Pan Francisco, and the Importers urgod that Inasmuch as the snmples con? tained color and the tea conformed to the snmples. It compiled with the law Secretary MucVeagh has rule.t that the standard prescribed -was without color, and that If some of tha samples wore colored without the knowledge of the government that would to. no excuse for importing colored tea. SIR ROBERT HART DEAD He Waa Patent Dink Between Chlua and Western World. London, September 20.?Sir Robert Hurt, aged seventy-six. director-gen? eral of customs In China from 1901 until 190S and Inspector-general since 1SC3. died here to-day. The' director generalship of customs, as well as other high honors, was conferred upon him as a reward for services rendered the Chinese government In connection with the settlement of the Boxer troubles. He returned to England in 190S. when he retired from the Chinese serv'ce because of 111 health. Sir Robert Hart was the most potent link between China and the Western world. He created Its customs service; he gavo China a comprehensive tariff, and was behind practically every com? mercial treaty that China made prior to 1908. In E?cogialtlon of his in? numerable services he received the reatest honors in the. gift of the hlnese government. CHARGED wiTH MURDER Two Brothers Taken to Went Virginia From Ohio. Galllpolls, O.. September 20.?Albert and Hlrnm Lockhart, lorothers, em? ployed ns engineers, were arrested at Crown City, O., near here,-to-day and taken to Huft'tlngton. W. V.l., on requi? sition from Governor Glasscock. The Lockharts ore charged with the murder of Carlton Slmm.-<. a wealthy1 merchant and farmer of Putnam coun? ty. W. Va? who w,ii3 drowned off Luck hart's hoat six weeks ago. WANTS TRIAL FLIGHT Fowler Will Not Attempt to Fly Over Stemm To-Day. Colfax. Oil., September 20.?Aviator Robert Q. Fowler decided late to-night that he would not risk the package over the. Sierras without a trial (li^ht, and announced thfit he would not re? sume his Journey eastward until Sat? urday morning. His biplane wlfl be repaired to-morrow and ho will make He.vo.rnI flights Friday. SUSPECTED OF ESPIONAGE i Kngllnhmen Thnnnht to Be Brltlnh ? Olnrern Arrested In fiorniany. I Emden. Prussia, September 20.?Two Englishmen, sold to be officers of the | British army, are detained hero be? cause ?f the suspicion thnt they have been guilty of espionage. The mon 1 were arrested yesterday, and re)eased after examination. They were agnin i takn Into custody to-day upon orders j from Berlin. ftVE OF CREW KILLED firm Barst* While Cruiser Ts ?t Target Practice. Toulon. France, Septerrtbor 80.?Six | membors of the crow of the French armored cruiser Gloire arc dead to? night ni the result of the bursting of a gun on the vessel during target prac t'co at sea to-day. Ono gunner was killed ipstantlv and thirteen were in? jured, five of whom died to-night, CAMPAIGN ENDED Has Been Most Exciting in Memory of Pres? ent Generation. TO-DAY TELLS FATE OF RECIPROCITY Eve Before Battle Finds Both Liberals and Conservatives Confident of Victory at Polls. Fine Weather and Tre? mendous Vote Are Forecast. St. Johns. N. B., September 20.?The concluding rallies -were held to-night and, aside from the last political, broadsides from the party newspaper organs In the morning, the campaign in Canadu may be said to be over. The campaign has been the most ex? citing within the memory of the pres? ent generation. Both sides claimed to-night to b) confident of the result to-morrow. The Indications to-night pointed to fine weather and a tremendous vote. It Is possible for a political party In Canada to elect a majority of mem? bers of the House of Commons, and yet be In a minority so far as the popular vote Is concerned. It Is expected that many of the cities will vote heavily for the Con? servative crndldates to-morrow, while the country districts In some provinces will largely support reciprocity. Should neither party have a large worlktng majority in the House of Commons, another general election would bo possible, although should the C&nscrvatlves be elected It Is said It would be Impossible to get the propofid reciprocity agreement be? fore 1'arllamcnt. as It would have to be Introduced by the government Bid*. Should Mr. Borden win. |t Is said, reci? procity would become a dead issue fot tho time being. Another contingency Is the possibil? ity of the Conservative party block? ing the pact again in the House of Commons, should that party be able to obtain a majority of the popular vote and yet loso the Commons. Should the opposition party again adopt a policy of obstruction the lead? ers would claim they were warranted In doing so by the popular vote. The Liberal party leaders, however, do not look for such a situation and claim to be confident that reciprocity with the United States will become a j law before tho year ends. Both Sides Confident. Montreal, September 20.?This elec? tion eve. when a great question mark ltos across the Canadian map from tho Atlantic to Pacific, finds the Dominion more Interested In itself, and thd whole world more Interested in It than ever before. To-morrow will answer questions vitally affecting tho country, and of nearly as deep con? cern to the United States?shall the Laurler regime continue, and shall Canada, by giving the government party of the last fifteen years con ? tlnuance of power, put into effect the reclpioclty agreement already ratified by the republic across the border. On this "night before" tho leader* of both sides are expressing extreme confidence. The. government papers to-night assert that the Liberals will win by fifty majority, thus increasing their strength for the twelfth Parlia? ment's House of Commons by seven seats. The opposition papers claim an equal majority for the party of Leader Borden, and point with un? equivocal certainty to the govern? ment's defeat and its realization that defeat is impending. Clalinn Government Defeat. The Montreal Star, which has con? ducted an especially aggressive antl reciprocity campaign, prints in largo typo to-night the statement "govern? ment defeated." Newspapers on both sides suport thslr claims by detailed statements telegraphed by the party organizers in the capitals of each of the ten provinces. Observers of tho situation say they expect the government to bo returned with p. reduced majority. This fore? cast ranges from ten to thirty-five, though few are willing to concede so high a figure as the latter. There are some who count upon the govern? ment being returned with an unwork? able majority. In such an event it la probable that no attempt would ba made 10 ?octire ratification of the reciprocity agreement bofore another election was held. It Is generally conceded that the Province of Quebec holds the key to the situation. During the twenty-five years that Sir Wilfrid Laurler has been In power this province always has rolled up a majority sufficient to offset tho adverse voting In other provinces In the present election, however, a coalition has existed in Quebec between the Conservatives and the Third Party, known as the Na? tionalists, as a result of which there is a contest for every seat. The Nationalist party in Quebec has paid hut little attention to recipro? city. It has conducted Its campaign upon opposition to the government's naval program and its record in gen? eral. It has been led by Henri Rou rtissl. a former Liberal member of Parliament, who is not at this time a candidate. Upon the result of the elec? tion In Quebec probably hangs the fate of Ltturler'n political future. ? Premier Is Confident. Extreme Nationalists are claiming that their party, together with the straight Conservatives, will elect fif? ty members from Quebec at to-mor? row's election. If they do this, it '? generally conceded that the govern? ment will bo defoated. The Liberals have conducted a strenuous campaign throughout the province. They say they are awaiting tho result with C".n fldencc, ohd that the old province will roll no the customary majority for ita favorite .>?>:!. Sir Wilfrid Laurler The premier himself has declared himself thoroughly confident 0< wlB^ ning. whUe R- I* Borden, the Conaerv aUve leader, says the prospects nnvnr