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ra aD, JR.,
Was Weary of Societ
Tired of 111 Heali cr 1 Lifeless
Body Discovered I Lying
Face Downward in' Bathroom—
Left Note For Her Husband But It
Has Not Been Made Public.
Washington, D. C., MaTcli 26.-—
Weary of the gay whirl at society
and face to face,as she believed, with
years of physical suffering, Mrs.
Pierre Liariliard, Jr., aged 49, wife
of the tobacco magnate, committed
suicide by asphyxiation at her home
near the fashionable Dupont Circle
in this city today. Her tragic death
has shocked the first social circles
of the capitol as nothing else in
years. Tonight the members of the
Lorillard family, famous because of
its wealth, are gathering here to
mourn over the unexpected blow. In
spite of the coroner's certificate of
death by suicide, members of the
family declare that Mrs. Larlllard
died of heart failure.
The death was made more dramat
ic by occurring only a few hours
after Mr. and Mrs. Lorillard had
been the guests of Mrs. Townsend,
on Massachusetts avenue, at a dinner
given in honor of Lady Paget. In
fact, it is Ibelieved that as soon as
Mrs. Lorillard arrived at her home
at 2030 Hillyer Place, shortly after
midnight this morning, she began
to prepare for her death.
About 8:30 o'clock this nufrnlng
thiAbutler In tte Lorillard residence
detected an odor of ga6 permeatiilg'
the rooms. With little difficulty the
origin of the fumes was traced to
Mrs. Lorlllard's apartments. Open
ing thie door of the bath room, just
off her suite, the ibutler was horri
fied to behold the body of the mis
tress of the house stretched out life
less on the floor. The ^ice was turn
ed to the mat on the floor.
Tbie alarm given by the butler
brought Mr. Lorillard from his
apartments across the hall. Togeth
er they carried the Ibody of Mrs.
Lorillard to her room. The servant
was dispatched for a doctor, while
Mr. Lorillard attempted to revive his
wife by means of artificial respira
tion. Dr. M. H. Cuthbert, the fam
ily .physician, was summoned and
arrived about the same time that
Dr. H. B. Deale waa admitted to the
residence. Both resorted to every
scientific method within their power
to revive the woman.
•Extreme reticence is being main
tained iby the Lorillard family and
all others who .possess information
concerning thie sudden death. Only
a few of the most Intimate friends
have been admitted to the home.
Inquhiy at the residence met with
the declaration that Mrs. Lorillard
had not committed suicide. "She
died of heart failure," retorted the
MTS. Lorillard left a note which
the coroner has seen but /which Mr.
Lorillard has declined to give his
permission for it to be made public.
While addressed to no one, It Is said,
It is personal In its nature. It Is
understood that it cont&ins no- de
claration of an intention on the part
of Mrs. Lorillard to take her life.
Mrs. Lorillard was subject to fre
quent attacks of despondency,
Mrs. Lorillard (before her marrlago
in 18,81, was Miss Caroline J. Ham
ftlton. She is survived iby ^ffo sons,
one of whiom 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 Lorillards began spend
ing the wttnter social season in Wash
ington they .have entertained and
ibeen entertained largely. This sea
son they caime here early In the
present year.
Invitations were out tor a lunche
on today at the Lorillard" home
which were recalled Immediately.
Sunday evening last Mr. and. Mrs,
Lorillard entertained at one of .their
usual Sunday night dinners.
They were .prominent In social and
diplomatic life oif the capital.
ands and Representative Vreeland Says He
Kept Countervailing Duty on Oil,
Not For the Trust, But to Satisfy
Demands From Thousands of His
Constituents—Dems Argue Tariff
For Bevenue Only.
Washington, D. 0., March 25.—A
voluntary admission toy Mr. Vreeland
of New York that was to some ex
tent responsible for the retention 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. MT. Vreeland ihad
sat for some time and heard various
insinuations that that duty, which
some have characterized as a "jok
er" was to ibe levied solely in the
interest of the Standard Oil com
pany. This he denied and explained
that his action was in response to
requests from thousands of his oil
producing constituents and in behalf
of five hundred thousand others en
gaged in the Same business. The de
bate on the oil schedule called forth
some bitter criticism of the Standard
Oil company by Kustermann of Wis
consin and others.
In the course of the day numer
ous speeches were made touching the
tariff question generally and many
of the schedules in particular. The
arguments from the democratic
standpoint were for a tari'ff for re
venue only, while the republicans
who spoke attacked such schedules
ae, those, on wool, wood pulp and
At 6:0(5- p. ni. the hoiiie'aajouTii
ed until tomorrow, when according
to a general understanding, a deci
sion will be reached to meet there
after at 10 o'clock and remain In
session until 5 p. m., at which time
the recess will foe taken until 8 p.
m., and the debate continue for
three hours. In all likelihood the
general debate on the bill will con
clude about Wednesday of next week.
Chicago, March 2'5.—'Four men
were killed, five were seriously in
jured, and a dozen others narrowly
escaped injury here today when a
part of a 35-foot brick wall, left
standing after a fire a month ago,
wliitch destroyed the butterlne plant
of Swift & Co., crashed down upon
them without warning.
The men were laying-foundations
for a new building a few feet" from
the tottering wall when it fell, bury
ing the victims In tons o£ brick. It
is thought that the wind blew the
wall over.
The dead are:
R. A. Schmidt, 40 years old, sec
retary of tlie R. A. Schmidt company
contractors in charge of the work
on the Darling & Co. ruins.
James Herbert, 25 years old, lab-,
Unidentified man, probably a lab
Unidentified man, probably a lab
orer. "...
400,000 ACRES TO
Winnipeg, Mian., (March. 25.—The
Southern Alberta Land company let
the contract today for the big irri
gation ditch on their property near
Medicine Hat. The contract Is for
several million dollars. The work
calls for a ditch 45 miles *ln length
to Irrigate four hundred thousand
acres of and beginning at Bow Riv
er. Some excavation is the heaviest
on the continent outside of Panama
canal. A dozen steam shovels will
ibe moved 36 miles from the railway
Testerday the building Inspector
issued a building permit to F. W.
Sallett of the Dakota Frele Presse
for the construction of a brick build
ing tWo stories high at 524 South
Main street to be used as the future
home of the Freie Presse, which Mr.
Sallett intends to soon move here
from Yankton. The structure will
be 2'5 feet wide and 60 feet long,
facing on Main street and Sixth
avenue west. The permit calls for
the contract to be finished by July 1,
and.the estimated cost will be $9000.
Mr. Sallett was recently in Aber­
Guthrie, Okla.,* March "25.—(rathe
scenes of the-famous Creek Indian*
uprising' of last year at Hickory
Settlement, two negroes were killed,
many wounded and forty captured
in a battle between twenty deputy
sheriffs and one hundred negroes.
The fighting began late Wednesday
afternoon and continued with inter
ruptions until 10 o'clock today.
/Five deputies went from Henryet
ta ,18 miles north, 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 up
on. Outnumbered, the five fled.
A few hours after the first clash,
a large posse, heavily armed, reach
el the settlement. Some one flered a
shot and the rioting was on. When
night fell the excitement increased
Defeated Baoul de Rouen, the Big
Frenchman, in Straight Falls—
Won First Fall by His Famous Toe
Hold—Was Never jessed by the
(Kansas City, Mo., March 25.—
Frank Gotch of' Iowa, champion
wrestler of the world, tonight re
tained his title by defeating Raoul
de Rouen of France In straight falls.
Battle With
The winning fall Was won.
Gotch's famous toe hold.
The champion was never In seri
ous trouble and It soon became evid
ent that his ultimate victory was
only a matter of time. Gotch really
won the (bout in the first tall when
he so weakened hia opponent with
the toe hold that de Rouene did not
care to repeat -the experience in the
second tell. The time for the falls
was 34:46 and 13,minutes, respect
One of the biggest crowds that ev
er witnessed such an event in the
country was present. The attend
ance is estimated at over 10,000. Of
this number twenty-five hundred
were from out of town points, In
cluding Chicago, St. Louis and Den-
deen fend purchased, residence prop
erty. Ajt present he 1b in Pierre
looking after the interests of his
paper tout he will have the work on
the new building commenced at once
Already the basement has been ex
cavated .and all preliminary work
done. The materials, etc., have been
The Dakota Freie Presse, which
will be moved here, is the leading
German paper of the state and has
an extensive circulation. The se
curing of Its removal to Aberdeen
Is another great success for the Hub
and negroes, roamed through the
j^oods firing and yelling.
The fight continued .as a series
of duels, throughout the night, the
negroes retreating gradually from
tree to tree as the deputies advanc
el, fifing steadily. Reaching the set
tlement, the negroes barricade them
selves in the huts and could not be
At day-break firing ceased and
neither .party made another move
until 10 o'clock, when the deputies
renewed the attack on the negroes,
who now numbered 100, against 20
About 300 shots were fired ln the
last encounter, when the two negroes,
were killed and Deputy Sheriff Fow
ler injured.
•At the first onslaught the negroes
were dislodged and fled. The deput
ies pursued and captured forty.
All is quiet tonight and no furth
er rioting is anticipated.
condition. Gotch, who weighs 212
pounds, was a 10 to 9 favorite
though de Rouen was forty-nine
pounds heavier.
Wasmngton, D. C., March 25.—
Senator Gamble introduced bills to
day aa follows:
®Yr public buildings at Rapid City
$156,000 'Brookings, Vermillion,
Canton and Madison, $100,000 each
Fort Meade, military reservation,
$ 200,000 for additional drill grounds
Rosebud reservation, to open 900,
000 acres. This was favorably re
ported on at the last session.
To establish mining experiment
stations granting South Dakota 62,
000 acres in exchange for forest re
servations taken 'by the government
reimbursing former United States At
torney EHllott $2,600 for salary do
nating two cannons to the university
at Vermillion appropriating $20,
000 for the relief of the First Na
tional bank at Belle Fourche for
money advanced on irrigation con
Sharon, Pa., March 25.—Guarded
by several private detectives, James
P. Whitla, father of the abducted
lad for whose ransom $10,000 was
paid, returned home tonight, bring-
yer. The winner's end of theing with him the money which was
Was $5,000, and tSe loser's $# 000. recovered when James Boyle'and hia
were In'excellent wife were arrested. In Cleveland.
Pennsylvania Justice Will Be Heted
Out to Than While Ohio Authori
ties Have Indicted Them on Charge
of Blackmail—Ohio Waives Its
Bights to Other State to Institute
a Trial.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 25.-^Fear
ing for the safety of their prisoners
If they were taken to Sharon or the
county seat. at Mercer, the officers
tonight brought James H. Boyle and
his wife, accused of fcidnaplrfg Wil
lie Whitla, to the Allegheny county
Jail here. The prisoners were guard
ed in their car by sixteen detectives
and officers.
The car was kept securely locked
and no one was granted admission
to the car except an Associated
Press correspondent and a few other
newspaper men.
It was the unanimous opinion of
the officers ttyit it would be safer
not to take any chances by expos
ing their prisoners tp the wrath pf
the Sharon populace.
On the arrival of the train here
the prisoners were placed in an auto
mobile and rushed to the county
Jail. Boyle was manacled and guard
ed by two detectives but the woman
was allowed to walk quietly beside
an officer. Mrs. Boyle chatted quite
freely with the officers and seemed
to be in a happy frame of mind.
The arrival of the chie_t partici
pants in the celebrated kldnas|ng
case was not generally expected he^fc "mrueu
and only a small crowd was at the
station when the train drew in.
However, the news spread rapidly
and quite a crowd surrounded {he
automobile before it left the depots
Cleveland, O., March 25.—With
hoots and jeers ringing in their ears,
James H. Boyle and wife,- arrested
here as the kidnapers of little Willie
Whitla, of Sharon, Pa., were escort
ed iby the police to an (Brie train
Just before it left at,v5:25 tonight
for Mercer, Pa. 1.
This practically closets "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 ov
er the heads of -the Boyles, in a
joint indictment returned today,
charging James H. Boyle and Helene
Boyle, alias Faulkner, with black
mall. This charge is based on the
payment of $10,000 ransom by J. P.
Whitla for the recovery of his son
Willie, here last -Monday. This in
dictment will be used by the local
officials in the event that the case
in Pennsylvania falls of conviction.
Sheriff William Chase of Mercer
county, Pennsylvania, and Chief of
Police Crane, of Sharon, arrived to
day and- immediately originated pro
ceedings for the return of the pris
oners. The Cuyahoga county offi
cials waived their rights to
the Boyles and the latter, informed
Chief KohJer that they would not
fight extradition to the Keystone
A few minutes before the Brie
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, ibut
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 coaches.
As Boyle and his wife, each aocomT
panldd 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 Wil
lie Whitla was the statement made
today by the woman and her-hus
band. iPolice Prosecutor Daniel Cull
wa» In conservation with Boyle and
the latter said that, although he ex
pected, to be "railroaded" when tried
In Pennsylvania, there is no way to
connect his wife with any offense
committed In that state. He refer
red to Mrs. Boyle as "the
Cabinet Council Decides Premier Has
No Authority to Act and Adviset
Prince to Send Hia Address to the
King—Action of the Prince al­
lows Bitter Press Campaign
Against Him.
Belgrade, Servla, tfafch' '26 The
cabinet council tonight decided that
the premier is incompetent to receive
a direct communication from Prince
George, the crown prince, who is
subject only to his father's author-"
ity. 'The premier will therefore re
turn the letter which the crown
prince sent to him renouncing hia
right of succession to the Servian
throne ,and will advise the prince to
address himself to the king. The
prince's letter reads as follows:
"Driven by unjustified Insinua
tions, based on an unfortunate oc
currence, I beg in defense of my
honor, as well as my conscience, to
declare that I renounce all claims to
the throne as well as any other prl-
Recently a bitter press campaign
has been waged against the crown
prince. He has been accused of
being Implicated in the death of one
of his servants, a man named Kola
kovits, and It is now learned that
nniv w.«, prince took this action because
of threatened interpellation In the
national assembly on this, subject.
vileges to which I am entitled. I
beg you to take the necessary steps
that this action may receive sanc
tion. I place my services as a sold-"
ier and citizen at the disposal of the
king and the fatherland. I am ready
to give my life for them."
The prince now declares that before
leaving the country he will await
the final result of the pelfdlig, po-"
lit leal situation and will Join volun-.
teers as a private in the event of
Accomplishes Little Business' Otbier
Than Hear Memorials
Washington, D. C., March 25.—
The senate was in session only a
hour and fifteeen minutes today and
adjourned until next Monday. Prac
tically all of the ttaie except fifteen
minutes spent in executive session
was devoted to the introduction of
bills, resolutions and memorials.
Senator Culberson insisted that the
memorials from the states be read,
instead of being only printed. One
from the state of North Dakota for
the reduction of tariff, except on
farm products, seemingly pleased
him greatly.
The only action taken was the
passage of a resolution allowing the
rotunda of a caplto to be used for
the ceremonies connected with the
transfer of the remains of Major En
fant from a farm in Maryland, to
the Arlington National cemetery.
To the Associated Press Mrs. Boyle
said that she first saw "Blille" here'
In Cleveland and that she "had noth
ing to do with the other part of the.
(Mre. Boyle apparently was in good
spirits, but her husband maintained
his Indifferent manner, having little
to say^lftip-.'
Gruesome Discovery Made on Farm
Near Vermillion
Vermillion, S. D., March 25.—^
While taking straw from a stack In
afield on the F. H. Manard farm,
near Burbank, R. J. Waddlngton, the'
hired man) uncovered the body of a
young man about 30 years old. No
clew to his identity has been learnedt'
The Ibody was frown stiff, and the
indications are that It had lain In
the stack .several weeks. The coat
and bat were found some distance
from the Stack. The body will be $
held pending an effort to estabUSl^|

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