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,*• S *•. I* 13 '. TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. Hi 'IV Mf' IllUi Washington, D. C. March 25— Weary of the gay whirl of society and face to face, as she believed, with years of physical suffering, Mrs. Lorillard, Jr., aged 49, wife of the tobacco magnate, committed suicide by asphyxiation at her home near the fashionable Dupont circles in this city today.. Her tragic death has shocked the first social circles of the capital as nothing else in years. .Tonight the members of the Lorillard family, fa mous because of its wealth, are gath ering here to mourn over the unex pected blow. In spite of the coron er's certificate of death by suicide, members of the family declare that Mrs. Lorillard died of heart failure. The death wasvmade more dramatic by' occurring only a few hours after Mr. arid Mrs. Lorillard had been the guests of Mrs. Townsend, on Massa chusetts avenue, at a dinner given In honor of Lady Paget. In fact it is believed that as soon as Mrs. LorJl iai-d arrived at her home at 2030 Hill yer Place, .after midnight this morn ing, sie began f&' prepare "fof her death..." .r.^w.,„,..,,v. ^S^artMH About 8:30 o'clock this mornlng-the butler in the,Lorilllard residencei'"d*j tected an odor of gas permeating the rooms. With little difficulty the orig in of the fumes was traced to Mrs. Lorillard's appartments. Opening the door of the room, just off her suite, the butler was horrified to be hold the body of the mistress of the house stretched out lifeless on the floor. The face was turned to the mat on the floor. The alarm was given by the butler which brought Mr. Lorillard from his apartments across the hall. Together they carried the body of Mrs. Loril lard to her room. The servant* was dispatched for a doctor, while Mr. Lorillard attempted to revive his TOTHETHRONE .•"?. I Prince George Sends Letter leBooncIng Clafm to Servian Throne BitterPressCampaignAgainst the Prince Leads to Renunciation Belgrade, March 25—The cabinet council tonight decided that the pre mier is incompetent to receive a* di rect communication from Prince George, crown prince, who is subject only to his father's authority. The premier will therefore return the letter which the crown prince sent to him renouncing his right of succession to the Servian throne, and will advise the prince to address him self to the king. The prince's letter reads as fol lown: "Driven by unjust insinuations, based on an unfortunate occurence, I beg in defense of my honor, as well as my conscience, to declare I .re nounce all claims to the throne as well as any other privileges to which I am entitled. I beg yon to take the necessary steps that this action may receive sanction. I place my services as a soldier and «tlien at the disposal of the (Continued on page §,) *. Wife of Tobacco Magnate Suicides by A phyxiation at Her fashionable Resioence in the National Capital DRAMATIC DEATH AFTER SOCIAL FUNCTION Victim of Self Destruction Had Been Subject fo Attacks of Despondency—Family Seeks to Conceal Cause wife by means of artificial respiration. Dr. M. H. Cuthbert, the family phy sician, was summoned and arrived about the same time that Dr .B. B. Deale waB admitted to the residence. Both resorted to every scientific me thod within their power to revive the woman. Extreme reticence is being main tained by the Lorillard family and all others who possess information con cerning the sudden death. Only a few of the most intimate friends have been admitted to the home. Inquiry at the residence met with the declaration that Mrs. Lorillard had not committed suicide. "She died of heart failure," reported the ser vants. Mrs. Lorillard left a note which the coroner has seen but which Mr.-Loril lard has declined to' give his per mission for it^to^.'ibe^^Hmad^^^uWic, While addressed to no one, It is said, it is personal in its nature. It is un derstood that it contains no declara tion of an intention on ihe part.pi Mrs. Lorillard to take her lite. Mrs. Lorillard was subject to at tacks of despondency, It ij said. .^ ijlrs. \Lorillard .before, he* tnarrlagie in 1881, WM Miss Caroline Hamil ton. She is survived by two sons, one of whim is now traveling in the Orient, and the other is in college in New York. He is expected to arrive in Washington tonight. Since the Lorillard's began spending the winter social season in Washington they have entertained and been^entertaln ed largely. This season they came here early In the present year. Invitations were out for a luncheon today at the Lorillard home which were recalled immediately. Sunday evening last Mr. and Mrs. Lorillard entertained at one of their usual Sun day night dinners. They were very prominent in social and diplomatic life of the capital. The Vhceues, Indiana, Po lice Baffled—Many Or- Vincennes, Ind., March 25.—The sensational poisoning case wherein Mrs. Russell Culbertson, who died to day from a dose of carbolic acid which she had swallowed, remains shrouded in mystery tonight. The police are working upon both the sui cide and murder theories, but have been unable to bring about a solu tion of either. If, the police say, Mrs Culbertson committed suicide she carefully and cleverly arranged the scene of the tragedy so the suspicion of murder would be thrown upon an other woman, whom she knew had been her husband's sweetheart before her own marriage with him. This woman, the police have vainly tried to find. The relatives of the dead woman and the members of the family in sist that Mrs. Culbertson was mur dered. They point out that a deep bruise on her. hip, where she had re ceived a heavy blow, and bruises on her arm, showing finger prints, are conclusive evidence that she had a desperate struggle with assailants be fore she was overcome. Neighbors of John Brasleton, at whose house Mrs. Culbertson was BI8MARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY MQRNING, MARCH 26, 1909, Sub-Committee Fixes Bate Meeting Ally 7 to 9 at Yankton, S. Dak.—Bryan, Johnson, Burke, Dolliver and Carter to Attend Commissioner W. C. Gllbreath re turned Thursday noon from the east. He had been attending a meeting of the sub-committee of the Missouri River .Navigation congress at Yank ton, S. D. Those present, besides the resident members were P. A. Reynolds of Chamberlain, S. D. C. W. Gllbreath of Bismarck C. E. De Land of Pierre, S. D. George C. Call of Sioux City, la. The date of the congress was fixed for July 7, 8 and 9, at Yankton, S. D. Committees were appointed to look after local arrangements. Among those who are to attend the congress are William J. Bryan, Gov ernor Johnson, of Minnesota Gover nor Burke, of North Dakota Senators Dollivar, Iowa Gamble, South Da kota Carter, Montana, and Repre sentative Hubbard, Sioux City. The, utmost optimism and good will prevailed and all present expressed confidence that the meeting in July would be a marker in such congress es. Men from up the river! said movements were on foot for boat ex cursions^,,frQm, various points and was the general opinion that in the neighborhood of 5,000 visitors would be present. Government Is Experiment ing to find a Method of Preventing Destruction of Washington, March 25—Piles driv en by the hut dwellers of the Bal tic centuries ago are as sound today as when first placed. The wooden coffins In which the Egyptians bur ied their dead are still preserved in perfect condition after thousands of years of service. The longevity of timber under these two extremes of climate and mois ture conditions has naturally made people ask, What causes wood decay? The answer Is, fungi and bacteria, low forms of plant life which live in the wood and draw their nour ishment from It. The little organ isms are so little that a microscope is required to see them, yet their work results in the destruction of billions of feet of timber each year and the railroad corporation with its cross tie bill running up into seven figures and the farmer who spends a hundred or so dollars a. year for fence posts are alike drawing upon the knowledge of experts in all parts of the world In efforts to learn the most economical and most satisfac tory method of preserving wood against the Inroads of decay. In studying the means of preventing de cay wood-preserving experts have learned many things about the ob noxious fungi which sap the life of timber. The small organisms can grow either in light or In total darkness but all of them require requisite amounts of air, food, moisture and heat. If one or more of these es sential requirements is lacking, they can not live, and the decay of tim ber will not take place. Wood con stantly submerged in water never rots, simply because there Is an in sufficient supply of air. This condi tion accounts for the soundness of the old Baltic piles. On. the other hand, if wood can be kept air-dry it will not' decay because there will then be too little moisture. The timber used by the Egyptians will (Continued on page t.) I Jwfai t»1 W|ihington, D. C., March 25.— The senate was in session only an hour and fifteen minutes today and adjourned until Monday. Practically all the time except fifteen minutes spent in executive session was de voted to the introduction of bills, resolutions and memorials. Senator Culbertson insisted that the memor ial" from the states be read Instead of. being only printed. One from the state'of North Dakota, asking for the reduction of the tariff, except on farm products, seemingly pleased him greatly. The only) action taken ^as .the passage of a resolution al lowing the rotunda of the capitol to be iised for the ceremonies connect ed with the transfer of the remains of-Mapor Enfant from a farm in Maryland to the Arlington national cemetery. «ard Oil Company stedtoDiscession of Payne Bill Will Debate From 10 to 5 and I to II Until Vole Is Taken Washington, D. C, March 25.— A voluntary admission by Mr. Vree land of New York, that he was to some extent responsible for the re tention of the countervailing duty on oil in the Payne tariff bill, was the climax of the day's discussion of the tariff In the house today. Mr, Vreeland had sat for some time and heard various insinuations that that duty, which some have charac terized as a "Joker," was to be levied solely In the interest of the Standand Oil company. This he denied, and explained that his action was In re sponse to requests of thousands of his oil producing constituents and in behalf of five hundred thousand oth ers engaged In the same business. The debate on the oil schedule called forth some bitter criticism of the Standard Oil company by Mr. Kus termann of Wisconsin and others. In the course of the day numerous speeches were made touching the tariff question in general and many of the schedules in particular. The arguments from the Democratic standpoint were for a tariff for rev enue only while the Republicans who spoke attacked such schedules as those on wool, wood pulp and print paper and crude petroleum. At 6:05 p. m. the house adjourned until tomorrow, when, acordlng to general understanding, a decision was reached to meet there after 10 o'clock and remain in session until 5 p. m., at which time the recess will be taken until 8 8p. m., and the debate continue for three hourr LEWS ISSUES PROCLAMATION Indianapolis, Ind.. March 25.—Pres ident T. L. Lewis of the United Mine Worker's of America, has issued a proclomatlon asking the miners to celebrate on April .1 the inauguration of the eight hour working day. In his proclamation President Lewis de clares that "No dispute Is perman ently settled until it is settled right" ., ..:,. Petition uses Texas Senator- lanned Washington to lest in Arlington 'Wi ^%lS0Hi& '•%$#K^WSJ31 W W N I «WI«WWMWIWftwinw iKw^W'^^^tytwyM^ .fci'WrMUBi iWX tit. n/h* Cleveland, O., March 27.'—With Jeers ringing In their ears, James F. Boyle and his wife, arrested here as the kidnapers of little Willie Whitla of Sharon, Pa., accompanied by the police, boarded the train Just before it left at 0:25 tonight for Mercer, Pa. This practically closes the case as far as Cleveland is concerned, as further action will be taken by the Pennsylvania authorities. However, the Cleveland police have a club over the heads of the Boyles, in a joint indictment returned today, Charging James P. Boyle and Helen I Boyle, alias Faulkner, with black- mail. This charged is br.sed on Willie here last Monday. This in-, dlctment will be used by the local, officials in the event that the case 10fljcers in Pennsylvania fails of conviction. Sheriff William Chase of Mercer county, Pa., and Chief of Police Crane of Sharon arrived today and immediately originated proceedings for the return of the prisoners. The Cuyahoga county officials waived their rights to the Boyles, and the latter Informed Chief Kohler that they would not fight extradi tion to the Keystone state. A few minutes before the Erie train left the station the couple was hurried from the central police sta tion to the depot in a patrol wagon. A squad of patrolmen had been sent in advance to prevent a crush, but as the prisoners alighted from the wagon a great throng surged about them, and It was with difficulty that a path was cleared to the cars. As Boyle and his wife, each accompa nied by two patrolmen, walked through the train shed, the crowd greeted them with hoots and jeers. That Mrs. Boyle had nothing to do with the actual kidnaping of Willie Whitla was the statement made to day by the woman and her husband. Police Prosecutor Daniel Cull was in conversation with Boyle, and the lat ter said that although he expected to be "railroaded," when tried in Pennsylvania, there is absolutely no way to connect his wife with any offense committed In that state. He FIERCEJIGHT Negroes and Deputy Sheriffs Have a Running Battle Hundreds of Shots Were Fired Guthrie, Okla., March 25.—On the scenes of the famous Creek Indian uprising of last year at Hickory set tlement, two negroes were killed, many wounded and forty captured in a battle between twenty-deputy sher- Iffs and one hundred negroes. The fighting began late Wednesday after noon and continued with interrup tions until 10 o'clock today. Five deputies from Henriette, 18 miles north, went to the negro set tlement to arrest cattle thieves thought to be concealed in the house of one of the negroes. They were met at the outer edge of the camp by a party of armed negroes, who refused to allow them to enter. The deputies persisted, and were fired upon. Out numbered, the five fled. A few hours after the first clash, a larger posse, heavily armed, reached the settle ment. Some one fired a shot, and the rioting was on. When night fell the excitement Increased, and (Continued on uage eight) "'Tim:T'M ...,.'.**,..-s ,.,,*,.*«.,.,v,ov.-*.v Amid Jeers nf an Interested Throng Kidnapers of Wfflie .„ Whltla Are Taken Back to Sharon for Trial ')7T CASE CLOSED FOR THE OHIO AUTHORITIES Mrs. Boyle Had Nothing to Do With Ac nal Kidnaping and Both Prisoners Maintain Air of Indifference payment of $10,000 ransom by J. P. I Whitla for the recover^ Of his son. •'••a***'.--*: I.HIT/. 3 W Hill flft*#K8KiL% referred to Mrs. Boyle'as "the wo man." To the Associated Press Mrs. Boyle said she first saw "BUI' here in Cleveland, and that she "had nothing to do with the other part of the case." Mrs. Boyle apparently was in good spirits, but her husband maintained his indifferent manner, having little to say. Pittsburgh, Pa., March 25.—Fear ing for the safety of their prisoners if they were taken to Sharon or the county seat at Mercer, officers to- a a is if a of it a to he kidnaping Willie Allegheny county prisoners were guard- a re The in he a by ix de teetlves an* The car was kept securely locked and no one was granted admission to the car except an Associated Press correspondent and a few other news paper men. It was the unanimous opinion of the officers that it would be safer not to take any chances by exposing their prisoners to the wrath of the Sharon people. On the arrival of the train here the prisoners were placed in an automo bile and rushed to the county jail. Boyle was mancled and guarded by two detectives, but the woman was allowed to walk quietly behind an of ficer. Mrs. Boyle chatted quite free ly with the officers and^ seemed to be in a happy frame of mind. The arrival of the chief partici pants in the celebrated kidnaping case was not generally expected here, and only a small crowd was at the station when the train drew in. How ever, the news spread rapidly and quite a crowd surrounded the auto mobile before it left the depot. Sharon, Pa., March 25.—Guarded by several private detectives James P. Whitla, father of the abtucted lad for whose ransom $10,000 was paid, returned home tonight, bringing with him the money which was recovered when James Boyle and his wife were arrested in Cleveland. GOfCH STILL Defeats De Rouen of France Before Ten Thousand People Kansas City, Mo., March 25.— Frank Gotch of Iowa, champion wrestler of the world, tonight re tained his title by defeating Raoul of a in straight falls. The winning fall was won with Gotch's famed toe hold. The cham pion was never In serious trouble, and it soon became evident that his ultimate victory was only a matter of time. Gotch really won the bout in the first fall, when he so weak ened his opponent with the toe hold that he did not care to repeat the ex perience in the second fall. The time for the falls was was 34:45 and 13 minutes respectively. One of the biggest crowds that ever witnessed an event in this coun try was present. The attendance is estimated at over 10,000. Of this, number 2,500 were from out of town points, including Chicago, St. Louis and Denver. The winner's end of the purse was $5,000, loser $3,00*,. w. /. 'M. 1 '•, .(•'^y- -f II .31:1-.'••••..• .:...'