Newspaper Page Text
Overcast Saturday, probably
followed by showers by night
WASHINGTON, B. C, SATTTEDAY, JTTIY 8, 1911. FOTTETEEH PAGES.
- TO CHORUS GIRL
'LOST' Bl SLEUTH
Detective Denies Theft of
Tender Love Missives.
ATTORNEY IS ENRAGED
Millionaire's Counsel Accused
Vlilt of Etbel Conrad to Stolces Be
lated on Stand Sine Letters 'Writ
tea to Lillian Graham Missing.
Detective Toole Bundle from Closet
In Girls' Apartment Girl Confided
Story of Attempted Suicide.
New York, July 7. When W. E.
5. Stokes finished testifying to-day
about the ingratitude of chorus
girls, Lawyer Moore, who repre
sented the girls that shot holes in
Mr. Stokes' legs, wanted to know
who made away with the rest of
the letters that Stokes wrote to
All at once the temperature of
the Tombs Court went up. Peeka
boo waists from up Broadway, who
had journeyed down in the hope of
getting an earful of advice about
th6 stage as a career, buzzed under
the reproving eye of the court po
licemen. The women quit giggling
for the moment.
"Oh. jes," saltl the lawyer. "There
were more letters In existence or should
be than the ones that got Into the court
record jesterday," and he proposed to
find out who had stolen them or whisked
them out of sight.
There were at least nine more, fully
as entertaining as the batch of comments
on shapely widow s. -Wouldn't Mr. Stokes
agree that he had written more letters
to Lillian Graham than were produced
by the assistant district attorney Stokes
answered readily that he was quite sure
he had written more, perhaps twice as
many as had been introduced in e ldence.
He had been under the impression that
Miss Graham had eishteen of his letters
that she was willing to dicker for, but
he did not know what had become of the
Moore put on the stand James Cum-
mlngs, the house detecthe of the An
soma, who went to the apartment of
Lillian Graham and Ethel Conrad on
June 9, two days after the shooting, and
collected a bundle of letters from a sit
Moore wanted tr know what right Cum-
mlngs had to enter the apartment and
handle things Cummlngs said that his
job was to collect evidence for Mr.
Stokes. He did not believe the detectives
were a'nare that ho had found the let
ters, and he considered It his duty to
turn them over to Mr Stokes.
Deny Letter Theft.
Then Moore asked Stokes' lawyers, Mr.
oicott ana Mr. McManus, what they
knew about the missing letters Judge
Oicott replied that he had recched
package from A. It Gleason, and that
he had turned It oer Intact to the dhr
trict attorney. No letters had been ab
stracted while the package was In tho
hands of counsel, said Judge Oicott.
Moore, v t was pretty well heated by
that time, Insisted that at least nine
letters had been hidden or destroyed.
Moore put stress on their Importance,
saying that they would be of great value
to the defense.
Mr. Stokes was on the witness stand
more than two hours to-day. Under
sharp quizzing Strikes told about the visit
that Ethel Conrad made to him In his
prUate office on May 31.
"She was terribly frightened over some
thing," said Stokes. "I tried for some
time to calm her. "When she got quieted
she told me that a few nights before she
had met Miss Graham, who seemed to be
a nice young woman without much
money. Miss Conrad was then on her
way down to the Delineator, where she
was employed, but before she got half
way there she remembered she had left
a bundle In her room and went back for
It On the table was a note from Miss
Graham "which said that Miss Graham
was going to kill herself. Sne ran Into
Miss Graham's room and found her friend
lying on .the bed with her face terribly
burned by carbolic acid. 'Miss Conrad
told me she hurried out and got a doctor,
-who used a stomach pump on Miss Gra
ham and finally brought her around all
Girl Feared Publicity.
"Miss yConrad told me that she saw
en the table In Miss Graham's room
a1 number of letters that I and other men
had written and that among them was
a letter to the press. Miss Conrad said
she didn't want these, letters to get Into
the press because she thought their pub
lcaUon would degrade her.- She didn't
want to be mixed up lnj that sfirt of
thing; she said, because she had family
pride. Her father was a Russian prince,
she went on. -who had spent years in
South America nelplng revolutionists,
and that she herself "had only arrived
from Venezuela ten months before. Her
father had been killed In a revolution In
Venezuela and had left her mother
mines In that country which had sold
for 0.090, and that her tnotber had
bought houses with the monxv. Ths
houses burned, according to her. storyJ
"j weal on 10 say tnat her family
TTlfSetJ?iSva,oa on C. & O. Railway.
ZtJ2T2Iu5&L . modernised.
.w.m ... 4ivui ivaimnMnn
Call Et C.
O. Offices' for book
was always considered one of the best
and that her mother, before mapylng.
was considered one of the leading women
of Louisville. "She said that after read
ing some of the letters that Miss Gra
ham had received from men she had
learned of Miss Graham's bad character.
She was afraid she would be disgraced,
so she went to her lawyer and talked
It over with him. He told herthat r as
a sure man and a gentleman, and so she
had come to me.
"Miss Conrad told me she had lost her
position that day at the Delineator be
cause of time lost in caring for Miss
Graham. She -wanted to know If "I
couldn't get a place for" her. Also, she
wanted me to put Miss Graham in a
hospital, r told her I couldn't do that
and. then she threw up her bands and
said a terrible disgrace would follow
that the letters would be sure to come
out I said that I didn't care anything
about Miss Graham, but that I did like
her '(Miss Coprad)."
The hearing will be closed to-morrow
with the testimony of the elevator man
In the apartment house who took Stokes
up to the girls' apartment on the even
ing of June 7. Miss Conrad and Miss
Graham will not be put on the witness
At wood and Hamilton Have
Narrow Escapes. N
Damaged When Dog Commits
Suicide on Beach.
Atlantic City, July 7. Two
kinds of death faced Harry N. At
wood and Charles K. Hamilton, the
young aviators, shortly after they
left the beach off Ohio avenue this
afternoon for their flight to Wash
ington. The' were finally plunged
into the breakers at Kentucky ave
nue, their machine was badly dam
aged, and both had narrow escapes
from drowning before they were
released from the network of
tangled wires, after a thrilling bat
tle against a strong northeast wind,
hampered by a damaged propeller, i
The flight to-day was abandoned.
Atwood appeared on the beach with
Hamilton at 3 o'clock. The machine was
wheeled up the beach to get a good take
off against the wind. At 3:10, the pro
pellers were Bet whirling, with Atwood
at the wheel. Hamilton had Just started
to climb into the seat next to the en
gine when a bulldog, frightened by the
sudden racket of the blades, dashed
through the lane of admirers. He dashed
under the piano and ran into the left pro
peller full tilt There was a bump and
a grind, and the dog was whirled into
the crowd, killed Instantly.
Atwood stopped the engine, and when
the propellers came to a standstill It was
discovered that the. dog's body had split
the blade for a half foot The young
Bostonlan was anxious to be off, but he
had no other propellers here. Hamilton
spliced the break with wire.
At 3:43, they left the beach again.
They mounted but a hundred feet in the
air before the throng saw something
was wrong. The machine dipped on one
ee like a bird with a broken wing.
veered drunkenly with each puff of wind.
Atwood headed straight up the beach, and
then started out oer the ocean. The
machine seemed to have lost its lifting
power on the left side.
Down Went Machine.
It plunged this way and that, seemingly
at the mercy of the wind. After sailing
outyfer a square over the water, Atwood,
then at an alUtude of 200 feet attempted
Contlnaed on Pace 12, Colanin, 6.
MEXICO TO FLOAT
Wall Street to JBe Scene of
Special Ctbla to The ""Washington Herald.
,MexIco City,. July 7. The Madero gov
ernment la preparing to float a toO.000,000
national loan In Wall street New York,
Immediately after election, according to
Information given out tq-nlght by Ernesto
Madero, secretary of the treasury,
Madero declared to-night that one
banking house of New York had already
offered to take the entire issue, but be
refused to give the name of the bank.
He said ihat the Clentlfuegos in New
York ire doing" their utmost to prevent
the loan being made.
PWETIT WJLMC ST01T.
Brockport, JT. Y., July 7. Ap
ples growing on the Frank Spar
11h fans, north of here, -were
baked on the trees by the InteM
heat yssterday.. Some of the ap
ples were brought to Brockrt
and exhibited to a store wlaAew.
HJI tW 9ttVCwrMP0 Wftsm JCQfaUS
Saturdays and Sundays Tia Vwaaayi
vant Railroad, Ticket. ood to rvttxra
wHl StaatHtyniaTBt All remtar trabia
cMst tte CnniTustirisl JSmttmi."
k v7SBBB5!K '!IiImIiI0JBBBi3IIIBL&- xftPsaBtskav 'fifiv AwWJ .
B mnwm "-WN
Wr.Mm 2wr w
m&mm Wg I'M w
if GET SWORD
Court to Settle Ownership
of Famous Scimitar.
Bpedal to The WacUsctoo Brrald.
Boston, Mass., July 7. The
ownership of the scimitar which
was presented to Commodore Per
cival by the ruler of Muscat in
1844 is likely to go" to the Supreme
Court for final determination.
While he was in command of the
old frigate Constitution, which had
figured in the naval operations of
1812, Commodore Percival saved
the life of the Imaun of Muscat,
and in recognition of that service
was presented with a sword of
hammered brass and unique de
sign. GIVEN TO SECRETARY.
As It was provided by the laws of
the United States that the commodore
could not, receive a present from a for
eign potentate without a special act of
Congress permitting it the commodore
turned the gift over to Benjamin Ste
vens, then his secretary.
At the request of Percival, the sword
was later given to his niece, whose son.
Percival Jassett, claims he Is the right
ful owner. Later the sword came Into
possession of John P. Healey, who was
city solicitor for years. At an auction
sale of his effects upon his death. Miss
Sarah Minns purchased the sword for
Later Miss Minns received a letter from
Percival Gassett asking her to sell him
the sword because of his direct descent
from the commodore. She declined to sell
It, but at tho request of the executor of
John P. Healey's estate permitted him to
take It The next she heard of' it was
when It was In the jfossesion of Qassott
Miss" Minns fnen brought a bill to re
cover possession of It and Mr. Reed,
counsel fpr Gassett was restrained from
disposing of It until the question of
ownership Is settled.
"If lineal descent Is to determine the
question of ownership," she says, "tha
sword would be In the possession of MIsi
Mary Joanna Safford, of "Washington, .a
Was Her Great Uncle.
"Commodore Percival was my great
uncle," said Uss Mary J. Safford, of
130$ R street -northwest last njght "He
was one of the foremost naval authori
ties of his day. His last sea command
was on the frigate Constitution, end
while he was superintendent of the, Bos
ton Navy Yard he was pjaced In full
charge of all repairs to the famous war
vessel. He died In iC2, at the outbreak
of the civil war.
"r taw that Commedore Percival was
presented with a scimitar in honor of
Ms Bravery, fer that story was told to
me when a chHL, 1 know nethlag oJ
the details ef tae preMat&uea, how
ever, aad nettater of, the present lltiga.
tkm, I -wiilibe oeHarhtid to receive th
ft !! -Feery, Cfcriew, awd
WMMmT'lH wmmrm uauu, owf
. mnttvniTti ana nw lumrww.
KMii trm jt una
leave Union Station S.-fc)
9J,Wl(-atl VMs rTmer-almhm
SO LONG, SOL!
ELEPHANT AND DONKEY
RACING TO WASHINGTON
Uncle Joe and Fred Thompson Start Novel Publicity
Campaign at Coney Island.
"NewTork, July 7. Tat scheme hatched
at Washington a few weeks ago by Uncle
Joe Cannon and Fred Thompson, the
Coney Island showman, over a tall glass
of lemonade or two to race a donkey, rep
resenting the party of the unterrifled,
and an elephant named Judy, entered for
the G. O. P. from Thompson's L.una Park
to Washington, got under way at 9 15
o'clock. Naturally the idea of the race Is
to determine which party will elect Its
President in 1912.
The donkey, Jenny II, got a flying
start, and at Surf avenue and Ocean
boulevard was two blocks in the, lead.
The irrepressible Abernathy kids, who
somehow or other bate been in town for
a time and have been positively over
looked In the crowd, led the way In an
automobile with "Catch 'Em Alivo Jack,"
their father. The boys are to act as
pathfinders and pacemakers on the trio.
Phil Lemleln and his Luna Band and I
a squad of police were at the head ot
the procession. The band and police
went only as far as Ocean boulevard
and then left the donkey, the elephant,
and the Abernathys to And their own
From the starboard side of Judy hung
a white lantern and from the port side
a red one, so that sightseeing trucks
would not bump Into her and break the
truck. Jack Evans, of Luna Park, was
astride trie donkey. Frank Walker and
scimitar if the courts decide that it Is
Miss Safford Is well known In Wash
ington as a famous writer and was
chosen as one of the "Thousand Prom
IN OCEAN WRECK
Steamer Emis Agronnd Near
Spedal to The Washington Herald.
Los Angeles, July 7. Reports from Surf,
Cal , near which place tho Pacific
Steamship Company's steamer Santa
Rosa ran aground to-day, state the pas
Bengers and crew are being taken ashore
In the breeches buoy and small boats.
One boat overturned, In the heavy surf
and sixteen ot Its occupants eleven pas
sengers and Ave of the crew were
drowned. The Santa Rosa had 193 pas
sengers on board when sne leit san
Francisco last night for Los Angeles.
Details of the accident had not been re
ceived at a late hour.
Santa Barbara, Cal., July 7-At 10:15
p. m. It Is reported, that another life
boat from the Santa Rosa with twenty
persons aboard has capsized.
A wireless message, received at 9
f o'clock" to-night, from the steamer Ar-
gyi, which, together with the steamer
Centralla and the steam schooner H. L.
Drew, Is standing by the wrecked ves-.
sel. states that the Santa Rosa Is fast
breaking up in the heavy surf. Only
two-thirds of the 193 passengers have
been taken off the steamer.
The Santa Rosa, according to the
wireless operator on the ArgyL Is part
ing, amidships The middle, mast has
gse atthe afttfr deck Is under water,
Has, removed hla law office'
tim i int a tt t ', Mow X&rk.aveww.
lO TIM on,.BU!Kns. .
Jack Smith were selected to man Judy's
un uotn donkey and elephant were
1912 To the White House or bust"
Aboard Judj's hurricane deck also was
a tent and other equipment. TKfr ani
mal men were equipped with permits
to take the elephant across the Man
hattan bridge, down Broadway, and
across to Staten Island on the ferry.
Also, Mr. Thompson has received assur
ances from chiefs of police along the
2C0-mlle route that there will be police
escorts and protection for the racers in
the various cities they are to pass
Uncle Joe, a number of other Congress
men, and Mr Thompson have agreed to
meet the animals at Washington upon
their arrhal. The racers will amble
eery day except Sunday, with perhaps
some night walking on the way. Mr.
Thompson expects that he will not have
to start for Washington to see the finish
for at least two or three weeks.
After getting into Jersey, at Elizabeth-
port, it is the plan to have the animals
take separate routes along the country
roads. In the cities, however Trenton,
Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore
Judy and Jenny will traerse the same
streets And leave It to the publicity
department that tho streets chosen will
not be back streets.
PANIC FOLLOWS .
INJURY TO. SHIP
Passengers Are Safely Taken
from Flooded Vessel.
Special to The Woahiogtcn Herald.
New York. July 7. A Ecene of ''panic
was enacted op the big steamer Grand
Republic when that vessel, with 1.177
passengers aboard, mostly women and
children, struck some submerged wreck
age within a ship's length of a Coney
Island pier this morning. Not one of
tho terror-stricken passengers was in
jured. When the ship struck a great hole was
stove In the bottom, and the water flood
ed In, almost putting out the fires. Capt.
Carmen sent the vessel ahead, and with
the aid of half a dozen extra gang planks
the women and children and then the.
men were put ashore In less than fifteen
OPIUM IS SEIZED.
Smuggled Drug Found Beneath
Goal in Bunkers.
San Francisco, July 7. One of the
largest single seizures of contraband
opluiri in the history of San Francisco
was made early this morning by cus
toms Inspectors, when SG3 Ave teal cans
of the drug, valued at $22,500, were taken
from the hold of the Pacific Mall Liner
Siberia, which arrived from the Orient
esterday. The drug was found under
500 toas of coal In the bunkers.
$14.98 to Rochester, JS, 1 and Retara.
Baltimore sad Ohio Reate.
July 8 to 10; valid for return until 17th,
and may be extended for return until
August 15. Ask- agents for particulars.
The Sapremser of Blaettfotoae's Flewera
! obc, ThyT froa, ltm H.i
OIL KING IS 72.
Eockefeller to Celebrate Birthday
Spedal to Tb Washington Hrrald.
Cleveland, July 7. John D. Rockefeller
will be Eeventy-two years old Saturday.
The world's richest man expects to spend
the day in his usual way golf In the
morning and a drive in the afternoon.
John D. Is in as good heTilth now ns
he has been for several years, although
he is two years past man's allotted time
of three-score and ten.
Tale Athletics Net Balance of $1,-
393.47 for Fund.
Spedal to The Wafthlngton Herald.
New Haen, Conn., July 7 Yale ath
letics cost J10CCD2.41 last year, but the
receipts were J107.4S5 S3, leaving a balance
of S1.333 47. This has been added to the
reserve fund, which was started by Wal
ter Camp, treasurer of the Yale Finan
cial Union, fifteen years ago. This fund.
which has been invested in gilt-edged
bonds, now amounts to $119,960. 06.
Football shows a surplus of $27,006.
Baseball gave a surplus of $6,622. The
track athletic association ran JU.fril be
hind, and the crew had a shortaglo of
Christian Endeavor Dele
gates Pack Pier Halls.
Moral Effect ot Treaties Will
Atlantic City, N. J., July 7. A
Christian Endeavor convention, 20,
000 strong, packed into the Million
dollar Pier, enthusiastically greeted
President Taft here to-night. All
of the people who wanted to see
thcPresident could not get into the
main hall of the pier, though it
seats 14,000 people, and its aisles
were packed A second meeting
was held in the hall at the end or
the pier. The President went from
the main hall, where he delivered
his address, to the end of the pier
to greet the 6,000 people who had
waited two hours in the other hall
to meet him.
IIOOKER T. SPEAKS.
Booker T. Washington spoke to the
crowd at the end of the pier while It
waited for the President.
The decorations of the hall were mag
nificent. American flags In tncandescen
lights fluttered along the walls and
American eagles flew upward to the cell
ing The Christian Endeavor delesatos
held a service of song and prayer and
asked the President to address thorn
during the meeting The President
seemed to like this Idea The Preslde-t
nas Introduced by President Clark, of
the convention, as the greatest norl-er
in the world for universal peace
In his addre35 President Taft sal.':
"We have ameliorated In many ways
the ancient cruelties of war by Red
Cross agreements, and by the immunltv
of private p-xj-irty on land from de
struction Now we are agreeing upon
what Is called tho Declaration of Lon
don, which, if confirmed, as It seems
likely to be, will take away from war
en the sea those principles of lawful
Contlnaed on Pose 7, Column 5.
Will Be Every
Summer Reading for Every
Member of the Family.
White Sale-fear Springs Veii Virginia.
Z.0W iect elevation oh j. et u. Kauway,
V'ntlrely reconstructed and modernized.
Seven hours from Washington. "Nw and
YtMrlnai management- Call at f! a.
O, MM car kwitlol.
Four Men Injured Under
BOLT STEIKES DBESJDEX
Washington Circle Suffers from.
Force of Hurricane.
Cool Winds Bring; Relief to Capital
Sufferers Mercrrry Drops S3 De
Kreea After Rainstorm Street'
Blocked by Branches and Drooted'
Shade Trees Horse Killed Under
FnlHnjc Tronic Three Prostrated.
Breaking the backbone of tha
heat wave, a welcome thunder-'
storm hit Washington yesterday
afternoon. With a terrific battering;
of rain, hail, and wind, the mer-'
cury tumbled, and the humidity,
vanished like steam in a refriger
ator. Sweet relief came to a swel
tering, stewing Capital.
In its destructive fury, the storm,
blew over the stables of the C6
lumbia Hospital, Pennsylvania ave-'
nue and Twenty-fifth street north
west, injuring four men.
UCUTMG HITS ROOF.
Lightning struck the Dresden, Connec
ticut atenue and Kalorama road, tearing
a holo in the roof and throwing a num
ber of terra cotta statuettes to the pave
ment. One of the main doors of the.
District Building was wrenched com-i
pletely off its hinges, and the plate-glass
panel of Its companion door was shat
tered In Washington circle the brief hurrl-,
cane leached Its highest Intensity, and
the destruction of trees was appalling.
Four elms In tha circle proper were up-'
rooted, and practically every street letd-"
ing to It was blockaded last night and
closed to traffic All of them are thickly
strewn with prostrate trunks, limbs, and
branches of oaks and maples fallen victim
to the storm.
With dark clouds closing a sky which,
Continued on Pnge 2, Column 4.
SUES FOR DIYORCR
New York Society Woman's
Name Involved in Case.
Los Angeles, July 7. Ethel Be vmore,
the actress, took steps here yesterday ta
sue for dlorce In New York Monday
from Russell Griswold Colt, the young,
millionaire, whom she married less than
two years ago
Papers were taken East last night by
a special agent, presumably from her
lawyers offices, and are to be filed Im
mediately upon arrival In New York.
The grounds alleged are statutory, and
the name of a prominent New York so
ciety woman Is brought Into the com
Miss Barrymore, who Is a guest ac
the Hotel Hollywood In the foothills.
while filling an engagement at the Mason
Opera House, has maintained secrecy re
garding her proposed action.
Yesterday, In companv with Mbs Drew.
a daughter of John Drew, she went by
automobile to an obscure notary publics
in the suburbs and made proper affidavits
to legal documents In the case. It Is
understood she asked property settle
ment from her husband of J2D0.000 on be
half of herself and her year-old child.
New York. July 7. From New Orleans
as early as the middle of last Novem
ber came a report, while Miss Barry,
more was plajlng there, that the actress'
and her husband had disagreed, and that
Miss Barrymore was about to seek a
separation. Miss Barrymore denied em
phatlcally at the time that she and Mr.
Colt had had a disagreement of a serious4
nature. Her husband was also at NeV
Orleans at the time, but wmiM in i.
cuss the story of the disagreement.
During the past fortnight or mm xn-
Colt has been seen manv timen mnii.r.
Ing to a table at a Broadwnv tmnitit
sometimes alone, but usually accompa
nied by one or two men friends. His
nouse in East Thirty-fourth street to
night was closed and cnrohVun nf
houses In the neighborhood said that tha
Colts had not Ilied there for snmn tin.
At the Holland House, where usually to
llvesvhen Mrs. Colt is on tour. It was
said that he had not been there recently.
Miss Barrvmore. who. In ihn siimmm
of July. 1906. is said to have broken aft
an engagement with Capt. Harry Gra
ham, of, London, was married on Marct,
15, 1909, toRussell Griswold Colt, son of
Cnl. Knmllpl Pnmeriw Coif; nend nf lYit
United .States Rubber Company. A baby
boy was born to the couple on th 30th
or the louowmg ixovemoer,
Y?nlt "ts now In his twentv-nlnth vear..
After leaving college he traveled exten
sively and then went to work lor Jh
TTnltiwI Ctnten T?uhhn. Pflmiwn, Inm ft.
time. He inherited a considerable sum
of money from his, grandparents. At
present he Is- a memoer ot me, oroKerage
firm of H. L. Horton & Co., of CO Broad
way. 91.25 Baltimore aad Hetara,
i Baltimore and Ohio.
TSrsifn CtifTrfav find 3tinrtiw All 4ial
Knih Vwnv ntli ftavfl TABt sUnt