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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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warni to-day and to-morrow.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., TTTESI&Y, JTTIY 4, 1811.
orrid Wave Claims 149 Victims in Large Cities
Taken to Vacant Grist Mill
THEN KEPT ATBEESBURG
An Unknown Story Regarding
Even State Department Official XJn
airare of Till Incident In Xatlon'a
History The Story us Told by tbe
Man "Who Rescued the Precious
Paper from Destruction Dolly
Madlison Narrative False.
The many millions of Americarr
people who are to-day celebrating
the birth of the republic do not
know that the original parchment
of the Declaration of Independence,
with the signatures of the first pa
triots, was saved from destruction
in this city when the British sacked
the Xational Capital in 1814. The
Declaration-was carried in a canvas
bag to a vacant grist mill above
Cham Bridge, and then taken to
Leesburg, Ya., where it was kept
until after the departure of the
IMOOITO AT STATE DEPART3IET
Although every Washlngtonian knows
that the British captured this city In
1S14, and burped the President's house
and othc public buildings. It was only
jesterday that the first Inquiry In the
recollection of the oldest employe of the
State Department library was made as
to what was done to save the famous
parchment and other state papersj'frem
destruction by the -British tav$5tr:vf; "
"When the representative, of The "Wash
ington Herald called to inquire as to the
disposition of the Declaration of Inde
pendence during the stormy dajs of the
British inasion of 'Washington, no one
connected with the State Department
could supply the Information offhand,
and it was not until several venerable
historical works had been taken from the
library shelves that the answer to the
query was found
Dolly Slndlsou Story False.
True, there was a general impression
that the romantic Dolly Madison had fig
ured in the safe-keeping of the document,
but no confirmation of this legend ex
ists in print It arises from the familiar
storv of how Mrs. Madison, when she
heard that the British were in the city,
cut the portrait of George Washington
from its frame and carried it to a place
of safety Kven for this pretty story
there exists no reliable corroborative evl-
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J TO BE DELAYED
England and Russia to 3Iake
Paris, July 3. The cabinet will meet at
once, but It Is not likely tliat It will draw
up a reply to Germany. That w 111 be left
until England and Russia are heard from
and President Fallleres lias returned
Stress is laid here on the Importance
of England preventing Germany from Ac
quiring a coaling station in the North At
lantic. Surprise shown in Austrian and
Italian papers is taken to indicate that
Germany dld-yjft advise her allies before
acting, . j
The Matin understands that the govern
ment is averse to sending a war ship to
Agadir, as it would be liable to compli
cate matters. It'is reported that there Is
talk of sending .English and French war
ships to Mogadon when, as a principal
port of the Sua district, an uprising, if it
existed, could be calmed. That would ren
der useless the mission of the Panther.
Papers dev ote themselv es -chiefly to ar
guments about Germany's reasons for
sending the Panther to Agadir. It is pro
tested that a message from Mogador
states that the Agadir region fa calm and
Cabinet Dlscnitsca Act.
Londop, July 3. Great Britain was In
formed vOt the "Agadir Incident through
the German ambassador; The cabinet
has since, considered the act of sending
the Panther to Morocco, and Sir Edward
Grey, secretary for foreign affairs will
announce the attitude of Great; Britain in
the House of Commons on Tuesday.
Until then the current report is that
Great Britain will send a cruiser to Aga
dir. The. report ls not confirmed. The.
rumor that the Germans have landed
troops at Agadir has cot been verified.
Police Seek 3tlatar W
Believing his wife has left Washington.
George C Schmidt, of tho Department .of
Agriculture, has appealed to tho police
of near-uy cities to find her. His wife
was Miss Carrie .Newton before her
Mil OX n rtn'Um4. V 1- J
July S to lO;-A-alld for return wnUl lTth,
and mar be extended for return until
August 05. Ask agents Xor parUctttarc
' PLANS FLIGHT TO
Young Birdman Expected to
FLYING EROSI NEW YORK
HUNT WIRES HERALD
ATWOOD IS COMING
By GRANVHEE TL HUNT.
Spcdul to Tho Wu&injtun Herald.
New York, July 4. At
wood will fly from New York
to Washington to-day if the
weather conditions are favor
able, and if he meets wiSTn'o
accident. After several hours'
conference with him, I suc
ceeded in getting this promise
from him. He will leave New
York about 9 a. m. and plans
to leave Atlantic City about 2
p. m. This will bring him to
Washington at 6 o'clock or
thereabouts. He will land
either at Potomac Park or on
the White House Ellipse, ac
cording" to instructions, which
will be given him at Atlantio
City before he starts.
With favorable weather, and un
less seme accident intervenes,
Harry N. Atwood, the Boston bird-
man, will descend on the Monu
ment? Lot in Washington, shortly
before sunset to-dav.'' He will leave
Governors Island, N. Y., at 9
o'clock this morning, will fly-t$ At
lantic City, arriving- there at 2
o'clock in the afternoon, and after
a short stop will again mount into
the clouds and fly to Washington.
Plans I.onjr Flight.
Persuaded by Gramille Hunt, of tho
Washington Chamber of Commerce, to
fly to the Capital to-day Instead of on
Thursday, as had been planned, Atwood,
in spite of the fact that he spent yes
terdaj flying over the city of New York,
will undertake ote of the longest and
most arduous flights in the history of
aviation. So when Washington's thou
sands are Intent upon their safe and
sane Fourth of July celebration, a tlnyd
speck will appear against the blue of
tho sky and, gradually growing in mag
nitude, Atwood's aeroplane will come out
of the northeast.
Atwood probably will give a number
of exhibitions while In Washington, both
to-day und to-morrow. On Thursday he
will instruct the army officers at College
Park In the navigation of his type of ma
chine, which is a Burgess-Wright.
Granville Hunt called on Mr. Atwood
at the Hotel Manhattan. New York, last
night and invited him to fly to Wash
ington to participate in the Fourth of
July celebration here
Old. Aviators Astonished.
Atwood's achelvements In New York
City have astonished the old-line avi
ators, for his sheer daring alone Is con
spicuous enough to get him universal at
tention. Yesterday he took Lieut Fichel aboard
and flew over New York harbor, circling
the Statue of Liberty. Barely grazing
the uplifted arm of the statue, Atwood
swooped down to the surface of tbe water,
and skimming it closely, he aproached a
ferryboat loaded with people. Just as
every one thought ho was going to run
into It he tilted his craft upward in the
faces of the frightened passengers and
veritably leaped over the boat like a flying
He asked CoL H. B. Bailey to go 'up
with him. but the colonel pleaded senility.
Later he flew over to Bayonne, N. J.
In order to secure a pilot's license from
the Aero Club of America, Atwood went
to Governors Island late yesterday after
noon to take an aerial examination.
While at an altitude of 2,000 feet, his
motor suddenly went dead. At his back
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BANG! BANG! $5
Lawrence- Strickland, of 309 G
street northwest, a messenger
boy, showed passers-by in F street,
near Fourteenth, shortly 'after 11
o'clock last night, that he was tho
only person in town who wasa't
afraid to break tho safe- aBd sane
Fourth regtllations. H paid 15
collateral for ite fun at th Tlrst
Strickland war havlac the time
of his life. He threw Heatedflre-
lv crackers into the air . tr tho
J amusement of tho crw,w,h h
the pe41cemaw comta. w cre
ating something- "or eM-fam-loaed
celebratle.r The Pice
m Xttrpky placed - Immtjt ka
khr eDr. .
Lady Constance Disappoints
Spcdil Ckblo to The WuUcgtoo EtnU.
London, July 3. A fashionable audience-
assembled In a church for a wedding was
disappointed to-day when the bride-elect.
Lady Constance Foljambe, a half-sister
of tho Earl 'of Liverpool, comptroller jf
the King's household, failed to appear for
her marriage to Bev. A. H. K. Hawkins
A messenger, sent in great haste to
the earl's residence, returned with tho
message: "Lady Constance went out
shoDping and has not returned," The
Earl of Liverpool to-night received a
message fromIs sister which read: "I
am quite safe. I changed my mind and
do not wish to be married. I left Lon
don at noon."
It is believed that the discrepancy In
the ages of tho bride and bridegroom
twenty-six and forty-six was responsible
for Lady Constance's change of mind.
Lady Constance attained notoriety two
years ago by climbing the spire of
To-day's affair may affect her broth
er's position in the King's household.
The disappearance of Lady Constance
Is tbe greatest sensation of the corona
tion aftermath. Crowds to-night thronged
the street In front of tho house of her
brother, the Earl of Liverpool, at
Grosvenor Gardens, which la Just back
of Buckingham Palace.
This "mob of the curious took a strange
pleasure in watching the aristocratic res
idence, which was literally filled with
flowers for the brideless wedding. Groups
of shopgirls, costers, soldiers, and by
standers took turns in singing at fre
quent intervals tho American song.
"Waiting at the Church," the meanwhile
passing and repassing underneath the
awning spread from the curb up the
steps of the house to the front door.
Lord Liverpool apparently fled from the
scene, and it Is reported that he or a
member of his household Is en route for
Paris, where Lady Constance Is thought
to have fled. A sleepy butler announced
"Oils lordship has retired. There has
not been one word from Lady Constance
At countless receptions and dances 4n
fashton&ble London during, the season
Just closed. Lady Constance's unconven
Uonal actions were the subject of much
conversation and buds in societies are
whispering to-night over a possible
elopement. Lady- Constance attended all
balls for the dancing set and. was fre
quently waltzing- with one particular man
whose naipe' Is not known. Out of this
has grown the story that Lord Liverpool
knew of Lady Constance's attachment for
the romantic lover, who Is said to be
from Austria, but refused bis consent to
tbe sister's breaking the engagement vlth
the country clergyman..
Bristol Plant Xfleied, Aeeaaed of
VlotaUeir of Lavn
Bristol, TennVljily 3. The big distil
lery of Egottge &Y7a . including the recti
fylag houee, Ac.Waa this evening seised
hv aovm imnBt-asfclsia an ch&rzea er ftl-
jtogea YMtlM efWw and. fraud against
SPEND THE FOURTH
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John E. Holliday Loses Life
Near Virginia Shore.
HIS BODY RECOVERED
While swimming near Forty-foot
Rock, on the Virginia side of the
Potomac River, about 8 o'clock last
night, John Edwin Holliday, a
cashier of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, got bejond his depth
and was drowned before his com
panions could reach him.
WEM FOR SWI3I.
After supper last night, Holliday, in
company with Royal McKcnna and E.
W. Camp, left their rooms at the Delta
Chi Fraternity house, 1422 Rhodo Island
avcue northwest, and went to the Ana
lostan boathouse, where they were met
by D. S. Hendrick, of 2US Bancroft place
northwest, and Dr. Herbert H. Branrll.
The party obtained two row boats and
started for Forti-foot rock to take a
Arriving at the destination, which is a
favorite swimming spot, the party dis
robed and plunged Into the -water. Holli
day was not an expert swimmer and
stayed close to the shore, 'while the re
mainder of the party went farther out
They had been in the water about halt
nn hour when Camp and Dr. Branzll. who
were about fifty feet from Holliday, saw
him throw up his hands and sink. Thoy
caUed to the remainder of the party and
a search was made for him. After swim
ming and dtvlng for several minutes in a
futile effort to recoer the body, help
was summonedfrom Moore's boathouse,
on tho opposite side of the river.
A number of small boats were sent out
with expert sflmmers, but nfter several
attempts at recovering the body by diving
the police were summoned. The harbor
police boat arrived about nn hour later
and with the aid of grappling tongs re
covered the bodjAln thlrtyfeet of water.
The body was taken to the morgue to
await advices from his relatives, who
live at Kirkwood, III.
Gradaate of Georj?etovrn.
Holliday was thirty-two years old and
unmarried. He lived at the fraternity
house and was employed by the Inter
state Commerce. Commission. He had
been in Washington about six years. He
was graduated from Georgetown Uni
versity law school in the class of 1310.
He was one of the best-known college
men in Washington, and was a. membar
of the Analostan Boat Club. He has a
brother who la a cadet at West Point.
While swimming in. tbe Potomac at thi
foot of M" street southWest, about 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, "Hippy
Harrison, of Seventh street and. Rhode
Island avenue norUywest, was seised with
cramps, sank uader the surface, and was
rescued by ihte coragaAuaT Charles Leupu,
of larStxta street northwest, and a passer-by.
Edward .Hayden, ef 721 H street
CASKET IN STREET
Fpocul to Tbe Washington HcnU.
Boston, July 3. Four pallbearers, over
come by the heat, allowed a casket con
taining the body of Thomas Gollo, of
Board alley. North End, to slip from
their grasp to-day Just as they were
about to carry it into the Italian Sacred
Heart Church, and the coffin, shattered
as It struck tho pavement, allowed the
corpse to roll out across the curbing into
tho street, almost under the wheels of
In a. moment relatives and friends were
shrieking In fear and wrath. A crowd of
10,000 people gathered, and for fifteen
minutes tho body lay in the street.
At the conclusion of the services a
new casket which had been procured
was brought into the church and the
body put into it and taken to St
SH0NTS SUIT WiTHDBAWH".
Papers Served, bnt Later Case Is
Said to Be Dropped.
New York, July 3 In peculiar contra
diction to the reports from Paris, a close
business associate of Theodore P. Shonts,
stated to-day that papers In an action for
separate maintenance had been served
upon Mr. Shonts. He aded, however,
that he believed the suit had been with
drawn. It was said to-day that Mr. and Mrs.
Shonts had been living apart practically
for six or seven years, she preferring
Paris as a place of abode and he New
York Mrs. Shonts has spent'the most of
her time abroad since the marriage of her
daughter to tho Duke de Chaulnes.
PBOuD OF HER EEC0ED
Chicago, July 3. Mrs. H. B.
Chip, a bride of two months, who
lives at C422 Evanston avenue, de
clares she is the most kissed
woman in Chicago.
Mrs. Chip receives on the aver
age forty kisses a day, the ca
ressing being contributed by one
grandma, one grandpa, two pa
rents, five nephews, two aunts,
and one husband.
"I have come to the conclusion
I was without a rival as the most
kissed woman in Chicago several
weeks after my marriage," said
"I get four kisses from grand
pa per day. Grandma gives foUi
more. ""The nieces and nephews
come in for their share, mother
and father and the two aunts
help. My husband Is as affec
tlonato as ho was when I married
him, so you see I have a basis for
BANKS WAHT DEPOSITS.
Prejudice Asalnst "Postal Savings
Plan Has Disappeared.
The opposition of banking insUtutions
to the postal savings system seems to be
entirely disappearing. According to a
statement issued by Postmaster General
Hitchcock yesterday, the banks are show
ing increased Interest in tbe system.
Was. Henry White
jHaa removed his law office
to the Bond Bulldie?,
yanrtsfta street sad- Xew York avenue.
IN HOT STREETS;
Ambulances and Automobiles Unable to Cope
with Hundreds of Prostrations of Labor
ers and Children in Tenements.
CAPITAL IS FAVORED IN COMPARISON
Records Established Throughout United States for
Temperature and Number of Fatalities 100
Degrees Is Common.
DEATHS AND PROSTRATIONS IN
COUNTRY'S HEAT WAVE
Pittsburg and vicinity
Newark, N. J
Dubuque, Iowa ....'.
The oppressive heat wave did not lessen in its intensity yesterday,
and hundreds are dead and thousands prostrated in the large cities,
where children and laborers were unable to withstand the hot rays of
In the crowded tenement houses the children suffered most, and
were taken in overworked ambulances and automobiles to the hos
pitals, where, despite efforts to revive them, many perished. Chicago,
although on the shore of Lake Michigan, leads with a death total of 51
and 359 prostrations.
In Pittsburg, New York, and St. Louis work was halted by the
terrific heat, parks were thronged with thousands in search of a breath
of cooling air, and the same story of prostrations was the result of the
continued high temperature. Washington is fortunate, with a compara
tively low temperature and three deaths.
From no point in the country comes news of a break in the suf
fering, and with hospitals overcrowded the death toll for to-day is
expected to raise the present mark to over 200.
SEVE ARE DEAD.
New York, July 3 "Within one degree
of the hottest day ever known In -New
York, the city to-day sweltered in a tem
perature of 83, seven deaths and many
prostrations being reported While the
official temperature, taken on the. twenty
fourth floor of the AVhltehall building.
near the bay, was 93, street thermometers
in many places registered from 103 to 109
Sutlerlny ras Intense.
Score .f horses fell from the heat and
many them woro killed by the police.
As sA as the crowds began to pour
dow'-wn to the big office buildings the
calls or ambulances to handle prostra-
Uons began to come In, and it was kept
up all day. To-night nearly every hos
pital in New York is crowded with vlc-
Ums oftho day's heat. Every hospital
had extra ambulances in service, but
they were unable to meet the demands,
and" cases were brought In by automo
biles and all kinds of conveyances.
Many factories and other places where
the temperature was unusually high
closed down before noon. All seashore
resorts were crowded, but little relief
was to be found there. Before noon to
day the thousands who had spent the
night at Coney Island were Joined by
many more persons who had spent a
sleepless -night iu the city.
The TH'i Jwb 'rt as on last night,
were vasio-SITr sleeping camps; thou
sands of people, especially from the tene
ment districts, deserting their rooms for
Pittsburg; AUiljr 3. The Intense heat to
day waaTesponsIble for twenty-nine
deaths and't&e prostration of 150 others In
Pittsburg antf vicinity. It was tbe hottest
day In. twentr 7"ears, the thermometer In
some sections of the" city registering over
100 degrees. In Braddock, it was 105 In
the shade and 117 In the sun. Nino per
sons died in Pittsburg proper as a result
of the heat and 50- or more were pros
trated. At least twenty are dead and 100
prostrated tntowns adjacent to this city.
Many lives 'were claimed by tha rivers,
RT.ae to Atlantic Cltr and Return -
July S to 1j Baltimore and Ohio R. R.
uoou 19 rcivu-n luilu uui, vmtx may oo
extended to August 20.
The. 9araey fBUcktat one's Flovrera
la OMteeceo. .? wiw- nia- a.
HEAT HITS BIG CITIES.
The following maximum tem
peratures were recorded in vari
ous cities yestorday:
Davenport, Iowa 104
Boston, Mass 102
Kansas City. Mo 102
Des Moines, Iowa 102
Indianapolis, Ind 100
Chicago, 111 ioo
Cincinnati, Ohio 100
Omaha, Nebr 100
fit. Louis, Mo 100
Sprlngfleld, 111 100
Toledo, Ohio 100
New York 99
where people sought relief from th!i
One man. driven insane by the hea.
shot himself; a woman fell dead while
preparing dinner for her family; a girl,
driven insane by a .sunstroke, mysteri
ously disappeared from her home in "WH
Kinsburg, and a painter was prostrated
while working 300 feet in midair.
A Turtle Creek man got out of bed nf'
to seek relief at the open window. While
sitting on tha window sill he becama
prostrated and fell out- Nearly every
bone In his body was broken.
Heat Record Broken.
Chicago, July 3. Chicago hod its hot
test day in 19U to-day. A new heat record
for the summer was set, when tho tern-
pera'ture reached 93-5 degrees shortly af
ter 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Thirteen deaths from the heat brought
tho death rocord of the last thirty-six
hours up to nfty-one, of which number
twenty-eight of the victims were babies.
This made a total of flfty-four deaths la
the first three days of Juiyi
The number overcome by Intense heat
St. Louuv July 3. This was. tho hottest
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