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WASHINGTON, D, O.. SATURDAY. MAY 25. 1912,-FOURTEEN PAGES.
Suffrsfist Meeting Ends In
Riot When One Faction
Ousts tha Other.
MAMY ARE 'HYSTERICAL
"Hjpasrites," "Tfafeves," and
MRe6&rs" Resound at-Annual
6atber!ng'In LaSalle Hotel.
Chieaso. May Ur-A. riot-wild, filled
with hysterical -women, laughing, weep
1st Bad Teniae shouting accusations at
one another and declaring. xonre hypo
critee!" Tou're thieves!" "Tou're . rob
bers!" resulted In the police being called
to the I-esaUe Hotel to-day, when the
woman's party was having Its annual
Never In the history of Americas suf
frage he there been such a demonstra
tion. Bom one opened a piano and play
ed "Dixie" to try to bring the .rioters
back to realization of their sense ot duty
and to instill peace into their mad house,
but it was useless. Mrs. Laura G. FIxon
demanded attention of the chairman and.
weeping so that she could hardly speak,
For God's sake, my sisters, I beg you
do not disgrace your womanhood! I beg
of you! I pray that you calm yourselves
and be Just. I blush tor every woman
here who has refused to give Mrs. Char
lotte Rhodus a chance to speak for her
self when the chairman, Mrs. Myra Hart
shorn. Is trying to oust her from this
Tired of Dosslsm.
To-day's bosslsm "followed months of
antagonism In the woman's -party. Mrs.
Charlotte Rhodus and her followers de
clared that Mrs. Myra Hartshorn, chair
man of the organization, was arbitrarily
ruling the organization and, tired ot "her
bosslsm, they went to Springfield a week
agoL and incorporated a woman's party
of Cook County, with the avowedjpurpose
ot ousting. Mrs. Hartshorn from the or
ganization. Mrs. Hartshorn immediately
got together three or seven members ot
a committee appointed by the original
woman's party to revise the by-laws.
The other members of the committee
were not authoritatively notified of the
meeting, consequently they were not
present. Those 'present were strong sup
porters ot Mrs. Hartshorn.
Bylaws Are Illegal.
One. paragraph in the by-laws made
by this committee .of three provided
that any woman belonging to another
body or corporation for suffrage pur
poses could be expelltd and her name
dropped from the rolls ot the woman's
When these "by-laws were presented at
to-day's meetlnc for adoption the light
Mrs. Rhodus declared the by-laws were
illegal, inasmuch as three members of
the committee that prepared them did
not constitute a quorum.
Attorney Mary Miller, Mrs. Harts
horn's stanchest follower, angry to the
finger tips, arose. "X never saw mo much
hypocrisy In my life," she shouted, for
she couldn't be, heard unless she did. "I
am going to read these by-laws and we
are going to vote upon them." Mrs.
Hartshorn upheld her and the reading
Following the reading, which could not
be beard three.feet away, the chairman
called for a standing vote.
As announced by her the vote stood:
Tea. 27; no,
Then the fur flew. Members of the
New "Woman's party of Cook county who
Dy tne .adoption 01 tne by-laws were
ousted from the Woman's party openly
declared that the votes were crookedly
counted, and the epithets "thieves."
"robbers." "liars." and "cheats" were
Police summoned by Mrs. Hartshorn
stopped proceedings, and the meeting
came to a close.
The Woman's party of Cook County
the Rhodus faction of the Woman s party
adjourned to another room and passed
resolutions condemning the Hartshorn by
laws and the methods by "which they 'were
Orzanlit Sues Mrs. Vanderbilt.
Newport, R. I May 2t C. Jroy
Grinnell, organist of St George's Epis
copal Church, has brought suit In the
district court here against Sirs. Elsie
JFrench Vanderbilt, former wife of Al
fred Gwjmn Vanderbilt, for K00 damages
for the alleged breaking of a contract
with tha musician to tutor the wealthy
Ge Smiling? to Scaffold.
RawUn. Wyo., May 34. Joseph Seng
was hanged at the State penitentiary to
day for the murder ot William Xloyd
In an Uvanston (Wyo.) . saloon fight.
Seng- went to tha scaffold with & smile.
His aecj was broken, but It was nearly
ten mln-ies before life was extinct.
The List of on
testants ar.d Their Votes
CAST UP TO
Tlte Contest Will Not
Ctsse bniilJune 15.
t-i-SC Baltimore and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio.
Ever Saturday aad Sunday. Good to
retum anUl a. ra. train Monday. All
trains ootta ways, laeluaias tha Eoyal
.TTrtTTfiTOKES AT KIAQABA.
Niagara FaUe.N. X, May tL
HaOstonesjas large as' ordinary
5- hen's eggs 'fell durine a severs
tpectrlcal ,stonri that- broke over
5the Niagara frontier, early to
day. This was. the second storm
of the" kind. in. a week. Fruit
growers' report heavy damage to
Hi TREY GOT IT"
Colonel Tells. Enthusiastic Trenton
Crowd that Toft Has Lost
' ' 'His Fight
TRYING T0-BRTNG BACK
THE BEPUBLICAH PARTY
"I Am Deeply Touched by It,"
T. R. Tells Jerseyites, and
Feels Battle Is Won.
Trenton, N. J-. May 24. The climax ot
a- day of wild scenes In CoL Roosevelt's
chase after the New Jersey delegates
came to-night, when the Colonel stormed
this citadel of Insurgency:
Standing before a throng that packed
the armory, the same in which President
Tart last nignt denounced him, Roose
velt in tone of triumph cried out:
"They asked for fight. They've had the
fight and they've lost."
Roosevelt came here at o'clock to
night and rode to the armory in a
torchlight procession. Twenty thousand
fiercely cheering partisans crowded the
sidewalks. Men In their zeal pushed
their way through a cordon of police
and ran after the Colonel's automobile.
This was responsible tor one enthusiastic
youth being run over by a machine fol
When Roosevelt strode to the armory
stage 8,000 men cheered hoarsely. The
colonel mounted a table, and so as to get
more Ip the limelight, ripped oft a green
paper snaae xrom an electric cnanaeuer.
The crowd cheered again. They cheered
everything he did.
Pleating; for Party.
"We are fighting to bring the Repub
lican party back to the standard jet by
Abraham Lincoln." declared Roosevelt
wlttt ringing emphasis. "We are the
Repnblican party, we, the plain people."
Roosevelt spoke ot the enormous out
pouring of crowds in his Jersey crusade,
saying: "I am deeply touched by It alL
1 can safely say that, the battle--Is won,
but I want you to double rivet It laiyour
primaries aext Tuesdays,; l&i ... I
zorrnareat-k lrjpeanjfrhsrelDy-saeials of the War and-State Depart-1
ed-s-giganUc gatheringTTthe ar-1 meht 1
mory at Camden earlier in the evening.
CoL Roosevelt's trip took him to-day in
a, widely sweeping detour from the north
ern .end ot the State down to the coast
and across to Trenton. He touched the
manufacturing and farming regions. The
throngs that have hailed Roosevelt dur
ing this New Jersey invasion have been
quite as rabid In their display ot fren
zied spirit as those of Kansas, the hot
bed of Insurgency, ever pretended to be.
It has amazed Roosevelt, who had no
Idea that he was to get such a nattering
reception on his tour.
The ex-President kept his hands oft
Taft throughout -the day, not even men
tioning his name" until his Camden speech.
Roosevelt went along as though he did
not know that the President was in an
other part of the State attacking him.
The boisterous way that the colonel
was hailed by a huge multitude on the
street and at the Steel Pier at Atlantic
City sent a chill to the hearts of the
On the way to the Steel Pier one ot
the Atlantic City .Roosevelt leaders. Mai.
Robblns, who.stoqd talking to the former
rresiaent on tne 'running hoard of the
colonel's machine, was jostled to the
street. His own machine, coming next
in the procession, ran over him. CoL
Roosevelt halted his own car and leaped
Intq the street, helped the Injured man
into a hospital in front of which the ac
cident happened, and then proceeded.
It was found that Maj. Robblns had
three broken ribs and that one of the
broken ribs had punctured a lung. His
recovery Js doubtfuL Roosevelt seized
the opportunity, aa the crowd surround
ed hlni on emerging from the hospltaL
to scold those who chase after auto
mobiles, as a cluster of partisans had
done on the way from the depot
"That man was hurt because of the
foolish habit of running afteri automo
biles in affairs like this," he exclaimed,
reprovingly. "Tou must not do It"
Roosevelt denounced boss rule to the
Atlantic City throng, but refrained from
calling Kuehnle by name. On the way
back to the train Roosevelt passed by
a hotel owned by Boss Kuehnle and a
lusty lunged man at the curb yelled
"Eat 'em up. Teddy." The shops were
closed In all the towns where Roosevelt
went and it looked as though everybody
slopped around to see him.
New Tork, May It A veil of mystery
surrounds tha sttempt at suicide made
early to-day by Miss Sarah Morris, thlr
ty-two, e wealthy young woman of
Richmond. Va In her apartment In the
Claremont. tu West 127th Street.
Tenants , passing through the hallway
beard groans coming' from, the Morris
apartment An Investigation was made
resulting in the finding of Miss Morris
in one ox wo roams in an unconscious
condition and -a small vial from which
she had drank a quantity of poison
lying at her side. An ambulance was
called and she was removed to tha J.
Hopd Wright Hospltat
A note, the contents of which the po
lice recuse to oivuige. was round In the
apartment. The note Is being held by
the coroner pending tbe outcome of the
At the hospltat it was stated that tha
woman, during a short period of con
sciousness, denied having made an at
tempt on her own life. She said that
she had taken an overdose of headache
tablets by mistake. She refused to ex
plain the note she had left or the empty
-vial found la the room which had con
tained bichloride ot potasslam.
XL33 to Baltimore and Retnm.
Saturdays and- Sundays TU Pennsylvania
Railroad. Tickets good to return until s:00
a. m. Monday. All resnlar train excent
7t. iir,.-.-,--., T..t.M '.l
iub wuBfiieMjeuu i.firiiicu i
Are Drawing Recruits,
ATTACK WHITE TElOtfER
BellereUfiat Next .Two Days Will
Show if Government Can
Havana, May 2t Estenoz, the rebel
leader and his forces continued to rav
age the country to-day with increased
boldness. A young white school-teacher
was attacked near Palmaa Orlano and.
bodies of two white men. were found
hanging from a tree by federal soldiers.
The American consul at Santiago has
advised all American citizens in the
vicinity to take refuge In the city.
The British cruiser Melpomene is at
anchor in the harbor to-night ready to
take aboard British refugees.
A telexram from the Mayor of Guan-
tanamo to-night states that Estenoz Is
augmenting his forces by telling the
blacks that the Cuban army is executing
all colored persons as fast as they can
be captured. To-night Estenoz Is be
lieved to be In command ot a force, which
although poorly organised, would be
formidable to any foe.
A band led by a black named Ewilson,
said to be an American, despoiled the
San Jose sugar mill near Guantanamo
to-day, seizing all the valuable prop
erty available and destroying large sec
tions of the adjacent cane fields.
Sack San Marcos.
Estonez led a raid on the Santa Cells
sugar milL the property ot the Santa
Cella Sugar Company, a New Tork con
cern. The boilers were crippled, the
stores sacked, and the furniture de
stroyed. The town of Ban Marcos, in the vicin
ity ot Guantanamo, which was pillaged
by blacks this morning. Is a scene of
complete ruin to-night The Fidelity
Company, an American concern with two
stores at San Marcos, lost 09 cash and
eight horses. The town of El Caney del
Sltlo. four miles from Palmaa Orlano,
was also pillaged during the day.
Intervention ifBomn Falls.
The' next forty-eight, hours will demon'
strata whether the. Cuban government
can suppress the colored revolt -or not.
according to statements madeyesterday.
The uprising has not yet formed Itself.
and it fthe', Qyban government can act
the blacks can,, be effectually subdued.
If thejgovernment Is not successful In
its auemptario sudouo tne uprising witn
in the next two days, the blacks will
have had time to organize and assemble
In bands large enough to offer serious
opposition to the federal soldiers. It is
believed the disorders will then be so
wldeepread that the government will be
neipicas in tne race or tne revolt
Should the government fall In the next
few days. It is regarded here as certain
that American troops will be sent to
Cuba promptly. There Is no Intention
to Intervene at this time, and the ma
rines on their way to Guantanamo are
in no wise to be considered an army ot
occupation. But, should the revolt as
sume such proportions thst the Gomez
administration Is obviously unable to
cope with it the United States will not
stand by and see revolution and anarchy
reign. Conditions must be much worstr
man at present nowever, Deiore tnis
step will be taken.
Dlnpatcb.es Are ConfllctlntT.
Dispatches received at the War and
State Departments yesterday were con
flicting. Many of the communications,
which were from both official and pri
vate sources, declared that conditions
were rapidly Improving' and that reports
already published gready exaggerated
the state of affairs. Equally as many
dispatches, however, from. similar sources
declared that things were growing worse
Instead of better. In the face of thetd
conflicting reports It was felt that mat
ters must have rnanged little since the
reports of Wednesday.
Theories as to the cause of the up
rising are equally diverse. It Is declared
by many that the blacks are fighting to
obtain the abrogation of the law pro
hibiting the organization of a political
party In the Interests of their race. By
others It is asserted that the uprising is
due to the determination of the prominent
colored men known as leaders to gain
for themselves political preferment by
main force. The most persistent state
ment Is that the revolt Is being fomented
ior we purpose oi Bringing about Ameri
can intervention. All three reasons as
signed are believed to be contributory
causes, none of tn.ro the sole cause.
Blacks Did Most Flffhtiwr.
According to army officers who bare
had experience In Cuba, the embarrass
ment of the Cuban government arises
largely from the fact that the blacks
were employed to do most of tha" flght-
Contlnned-on Pace Three.
The Goat Worth. White
Good Fun fonAll.
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titles of books and their authors.
Each one of the sixty-five titles
conprlslng the Booklovers' Con
test Is Included la this catalogue.
For sale at the office of Tbe
"Washington Herald for 25 Cents,
by mall 30 cents.
SUMMER HEBE. SURE.
Summer officially arrived yes
terday in the House, when Speak-'
er Clark tucked a huge handker-"'
chief under his chin to "save a
wilting' collar, discarding dignity,
of the. Speaker's rostrum. "TJnele
Joe" Cannon, when he saw
OarVs neck protector, unbutton
ed the bottom button ot his vest
the only one he aver fastens
while ' Representative Serena
Payne and other members follow
ed suit and daringly- displayed
WOMEN PB0TEST AGABIST
GIBL fMTT.TTTQ ON. TRAMP
STEAMER FULL OF HES
The 'Slate Department late yesterday
afternoon transmitted to the Department
cC Justice a protest from Mrs. O. H. P.
Belmont and a number of other promi
nent New Tork women "against sending
Maria Purtz, a German peasant girl,
accused of murder, back to Germany on
board a tramn steamer on which the
passengers and crew were all male.
Dlpiomatie omciais siatea max notning
could be done about tne case now, as
the ship was outside- the three-mile
limit of United. States jurisdiction, but
the Department of Justice has been re
Quested to investigate the matter and
report to the State Department
The Woman's Equality League de
manded that Secretary Knox "dispatch
a fast crnlser to overtake the tramp and
bring Fraultln Purtz back to the "United
States." This will not be done.
C0L0BED ELKS HAVE NO
BIGHT TO USE HAME "ELKS,"
SAYS APPELLATE COURT
Albany, N. T.. May :t-Colored Elks
have no right to use the name of ''Elks"
and are restrained In an Injuctlon which
the New Tork Court of Appeals to-day
sustained. The court says that the name
Improved Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks of the World." adopted
In 1307, and so closely resembling that
of the Benevolent and Protective Order
ot Elks, is calculated to dedeve. The
opinion was written by Judge Bartlet,
Tfho holds that the colored organization
might use the titles ot officers, but that
the colored organization should take
JUDGE KE0UGH REFUSES
TO APP0IHT A JUBY
TO TEST THAWS SAH1TY
New Tork. May It Justice Martin J.
KooDfh. in the Supreme Court at White
Plains, to-day refused to sppolnt. a Jury
to .pass upon the sanity of Harry K.
Thaw. The decision of the court, con
tained In the words "Trail by jury de
nied." was filed with the clerk at noon.
The decision wss brought to White
Plains and placed on 'file -alth no ex
planations and no reasons on the part of
the court for refusing the motion made
for-Thaw by Clarence J. Bhearn.,
aD,pes-K. Juheii, for hearing upon his
Writ ot habeas corpus. In which he al
leges that he la now sane, and Is being
krpt at Matteawan ra violation ot law.
tbe Issue will be determined by Judge
Keough without any advice or aid from
the jury box.
LEBAN0H FLUE WIPES
OUT HEART OF BUSINESS
SECTION, CAUSING BIG LOSS
Lebanon. Pa- May It One ot the most
disastrous flres-ln the history ot Lebanon
occurred early to-day in the heart of the
dry. Several large business buildings
were burned and many adjacent homes
and tither buildings damaged.
The loss will reach 1100,000.
Two volunteer firemen were seriously
Injured by falling walls and several oth
ers were hurt
The fire broke out In the rear of the
abandoned Red Stock steam laundry, and
Is supposed to have been of Incendiary
FIREMEN HAVE NABB0W
ESCAPE IN BB00ELYN FIRE;
TENEMENTS ABE EMPTIED
New Tork. May. Seven firemen had
a narrow escape from death or serious
injury early to-day during a 05,000 fire
In the two-story frame building at Ul-527
Columbia Street Brooklyn, when a big
blazing door crashed down upon them.
Other firemen, working with axes and
crowbars while several streams ot water
played upon them, pried away the door.
scores of residents in nearby tenements
fled for fear of an explosion of gasoline
and-benzine In a building adjoining the
WLLBUB WRIGHT REGAINS
CONSCIOUSNESS; ' DOCTOR
HOPES FOB RECOVERY
Dayton, Ohio, May St The condition ot
Wilbur Wright, the aviator and Inventor,
showed improvement to-day. according to
Dr. Conklln. the attending physician, who
said that he was hopeful that before
night his patient would have passed suc
cessfully through the crises In his Illness
with typhoid fever.
Dr. Conklln stated that Wright's tem
perature showed amarked decrease last
night, and that aepegalned consciousness
;hjn for the first lime In five. days.
VDMG OF DROPSi
BpeeUl to Th T.MntVn Hmld.
Cincinnati. Ohio. May -2 L The condition
ot William Eggleston. former Washing
ton. D. C, politician, writer and corre
spondent for the Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette. lies at tha city hospital here in
a dying condition, suffering from a drop
Eszleston was later assistant superin
tendent of the money order division of
the post-office. In February, 1S11. he was
found guilty of embezzlement of postal
funds and sentenced to serve two years
at Fort Leavenworth prison.
Shortly after he was committed his wife
secured a divorce. Kggleston came back
to this city several months ago on parole.
When he entered the hospital be 'was
scarcely able to speak.
Following his alleged embezzlement of
Federal postal funds, Eggteston disap
peared, and later gave himself up to the
Federal authorities at Washington, hav
ing wandered over the entire country
almost bereft Of reason.
General Chance of Time Tables
A xeneral change will be made In the
time tables ot the Pennsylvania. Rail
road on Bunday, May SS.
Rebel Defeat at Reliano !s
Death Blow to His Revo
'; iutionary Army,
HUERTA A NATIONAL HERO
Despite Activity at Several Posts,
Officials Hera Den; inter
Mexico City, May 24. Gen. Huerta,
commander of the federal forces in the
north, reported officially to President
Madero to-day that the Oroxco revolt
had been dealt a death blow by the gov
ernment victory at 'Reliano: that tha
rebels had lost more than 1.009 killed,
wounded, or captured, and that Gen.
Oroxco was In full night, pursued by the
According to Gen. Huerta. the around
over which the rebels are fleeing Is worse
than at Conejos, and be declared that
ther would soon be overtaken and forced
Fifteen hundred rebels are' resorted to
have deserted Oroxco and fled toward
the border, hoplna to escatM to the United
The battle of Reliano beaan at S o'clock
Wednesday afternoon and 'lasted until
late yesterday. During that time Gen.
Huerta, who is the oldest general In the
Mexican army, neither ate nor slept but
directed every move of his troops. He
narrowly escsped Injury several times,
and his private secretary, Benjamin Cam
arena, was fatally Injured, drlnr last
Gen. Huerta was to-day acclaimed as
a new national hero by the government
ana proDaoiy wui be made Minister of
war u nia success continues.
t Orosco Injured, Is Rumor.
EI Paso. Tex., May 14. A report
reached here to-day that Gen. Orosco,
the rebel leader, was Injured In the fight
at Reliano and narrowly escaped capture
by Mexican Federals In his flight to Cor-
ralltos, when his troops were rallied.
Dispatches reaching here to-day from
Reliano, tbe vicinity of the twenty-four-
hour battle between the forces of Mexi
can Federals 'and the rebels under Gen.
Oroxco, confirm the reports that" Oroxco' s
forces were defeated; wLIte both side's
suffered. heavy loes In dead aad wounded.
Too government's forces, '"something
SflowflyhsSi5 4,000 men.- were 'commanded
W GenAHuertsl Orcxco's fighting force
was more than .cca.
Oroxco himself directed the fighting.
Time after time his headquarters was
under tbe long range fire of the federal
artillery. His lieutenants pleaded with
him to retire to safer quarters, but he
The rebel defeat was due largely to
their lack of artillery, dispatches say.
Continued on Paste Three.
FUTURE BRIDE- OF WEALTHY BRAZILIAN.
. Paoto hr HirnsXvtac
MISS TTMTT.TE KAUCHER,
Of Washington! who was wooed aad won In two days by Dr. J. A. de
OHvelrn, a delegate to the recent Red Cross convention here.
HDBBY WILL YOTE
IN WIFE'S PLACE
Chicago, May 24. When the Tote of
California is demanded la the Republican
National Convention, and It becomes
time tor Mrs. Florence Collins Porter,
of Los Angeles, elected as a stanch
supporter of Theodore Roosevelt, to- do
her duty ns a citizen, and voter. Mr.
Porter will rise and do the voting. Thst
is the word received by Chairman Harry
New of tho arrangements committee.
"Hubby" bolted Jnst after his wife,
thinking to placate him with the old
fashioned political honor, bad named
him as "alternate." Am soon as he had
proper credentials. Hubby said he would
go to the convention and do the' Voting.
Also,' he will attend the caucussest
1 shall do the voting In this family
as I did before the fool people of tne
ptate of California voted for woman's
suffrage," he told one of his friends.
Mrs. Porter will be permitted br ner
husband to attend tbe convention, but
she ,wUl alt la one of the alternates
"SIAMESE TWEfS" BOBN.
' Holyoke, Mass;. Mayt-Twin
babies, joined together in the
manner of the famous Blames
Twlnv were born early to-day In
the City Hospital to Mr. and Mrs.
John Griggs, of this city. The
doctors said that with the excep
tion ot the joining- ot the1 bodies
the children were Perfect.
Mils Emilie Eancher, of Washing
ton, to. Wed Bed Cross Dele
gate in Brussels, Belgium.
SAILS WITH HER MOTHER
AND WEALTHY FIANCE
Sadden Prcpoal After a Da;$ Ac
quaintance Results in Depart- -ure
The second act ot a romance which
had its Inception In the recent conven
tion of the International Red Cross in
Washington, which wss lent action by
a sudden proposal after a single day's
acquaintance, will be flashed from be
hind the curtain of the future to-day
when Miss Emllle Kaucher. twenty-".
eigne years old and extremely beautiful,
of TS3 F Street Northwest and Dr. J.
A. de Ollyeira Botelbo, . a wealthy
Brazilian, and a celebrated physician,
will sail from New Tork for Brussels,
Belgium, where they will be married.
Miss Kaucher. who until the advent
of the' physician in the National Capital,
war employed In tbe studio of Harris
& Ewing. Ml F Street Northwest and
her fiance will be accompanied to Bel-
glum by tbe future bride s mother. Mrs.
Crescentla M. Kaucher. The party of
three" left the dty at -4 o'dock yester
day morning for New York. They will
sail to-day aboard tbe steamship Olym-
pia ror Cherbourg. France.
Met at Photo Stndlo.
The beautiful Washington girl met
tbe wealthy Brazilian for the first time
several weeks ago when be visiter tbe
studio for the purpose of having a
photograph taken. He had come to
Washington from Dio de Janeiro. Brazil,
as a delegate to the Red. Cross con
vention. Which met here beginning May
7. As soon ss Dr. Botelho saw Miss
Kaucher he fell desperately In love with
her. He knew but a few words of
English, his native tongue being French,
but ha Tnanaced-Withln thac(arsL of
broken "English his affectfonjStor the
Before the physician had left the
studio he bad made an engagement with
Miss Kaucher to caU upon her. That
night be proposed to her. notwlthstand
tng the fact that he knew only a few
words of English and that she bad at
her command even fewer French words.
After the convention haa adjourned
arrangements were made for the mar-
rlags la Brussels. Aa Miss Kaucher
was the only child it was decided that
the mother should accompany her to
tha old world.
"Upon arriving at Cherbourg. France,
the betrpthed and the mother ot the
bride will, go at once to Brussels, where
the marriage win, be performed. They
win remain In Brussels about a month,
as Dr. Botelho has a large clinic there.
The couple will then go on a. wedding
tour of Europe. In the meantime tbe
mother ot the bride will visit her home
in Austria. Upon the completion of the
bridal trip tbe bride and bridegroom
and the mother will meet- in Paris.
France, where the Brazilian Intends to
establish a clinic.
As soon as his business Is finished the
party will sail for RTo de Janeiro. Brazil,
the home of the groom, where the mar
ried cquple will moke their home. Tbe
mother of the bride win remain with her
daughter on Dr. Botelbo's vast estate
for about two years.
Theodor Kaucher, father ot the future
bride, la a -police sergeant connected
with, the Fourth Precinct. He has been
a member at the police force for thirty
two years. It was with tears in his
eyes that be watched his wife and
daughter depart yesterday for the long'
trip abroad. Mr. Kaucher was born in
LACK OF QUORUM
Tiie Washington Herald Tries
to Learn Reason for
Continued Neglect. '
SEEKS MEMBERS' VIEWS
Believes Some Action Should Ba
Taken to Remedy Chronic
Tbe House Committee answered thai
question propounded by The Washington.
Herald Will the members attend dis
trict meetings? by falling to provide a
quorum at yesterday's meeting. Of thai
fifteen members who were In Washington.
yesterday morning, six gathered In tho
committee room for the session, and two
more promised to attend if Chalrmars,
Johnson should gather enough to consti
tute a quorum with them present. ,
The failure to gather a quorum eleven.
members wss acknowledged after the
clerk ofj.the committee had made every
poislble effort, by telephone and messen
gers, to Induce absent members to attend.
The failure to obtain a quorum prevented
consideration by the committee of a num
ber of most Important measures, amons
them the Oldfleld public utilities bill,
which has been awaiting consideration by
the committee for several weeks, and thei
Jones-Works excise measure.
Those Present Yesterday.
Tbe following- members were pres
ent and ready to transact bnalnesa
yesterday mornlnjct Chairman Johnson
and Representatives Oldfleld, George.
Adair, SoIIoiray, and Dyer.
As stated above, two other members
agreed to attend If the remainder of the
number necessary for a quorum came In.
Tbe Washington Herald, without refer
ence to individual member! of the com
mittee, whether they have been con
scientious .a attending the sessions or
not. desires to ascertain why members
or the committee fail to attend its regu
isr sessions in sufficient numbers to pei
mil ine transaction or business. Teste:
days was not an Isolated case. If n
Indicative of the rule, at least it cannot
be classed as exceptional. The fact haa
been established beyond cavil that mem
bers of the committee do not attend Its'
sessions. This applies to preceding Dis
trict committees As-Well aa.to.the present
body. Zm ":
ft, Johnion '"Works Hard.
Whatever construction may be put?
upon the attitude of Chairman Johnsoa
In suppressing news of the committee
and his own Intentions, Johnson has
labored conscientiously to make the com
mittee an active factor In the House
machine. Mr, Johnson has not. In rnanv
Instances, acted as expeditiously on pro
posed District legislation as he might
have. Moreover, in the opinion of
many, he has adopted the uncompro
mising attitude of refusing to explain
himself, and of Ignoring public opinion.
These faults, however, have not pre
vented him from laboring earnestly
along the lines mapped out for himself,
and with a very few exceptions tha
members of the committee feel every
confidence In the chairman.
The course of the committee this ses
sion has been a marked improvement
over previous sessions, and this com-
TYlttfM. hflMM lnvlnp & rrminflvnrlr 'nr
much beneficial, legislation in the future.
has accomplished a number of desired
results. The attitude of The Washing
ton Herald, therefore, should not be
construed as one of purely adverse fritl-
The Washington Herald believes that
the continued failure to obtain n qnorunt
deserve more than paaalna: attention
aad that It la the duty of the commit
tee and the House orgranlsatlon to aertc
ont and remedy what appears to be a
serious fanlt somewhere.
Views of Members.
With this object In view, and In the
hope that an airing of the views of
different members of the committee may
point the way to possible reform. The
Washington Herald, beginning with this
issue, will print from tnne to time the
views of such members of the com
mittee as care to state them In answer
to the question. "Why do not members
of the House District committee attend
The principal causes for the poor at-
Contlnued on Pnge Four.
Damaging Testimony 'Given by
Witness at Second Hearing
of Allen Clan.
Wythevllle. Vs.. May 2t The chair In
which Judge Massle wss sitting when
shot figured prominently In the trial
ot Claude Allen, charged with the mur
der ot the Jurist, to-day. Clerk Dexter
Goad was on the stand, and his testi
mony Implicated Byrd Marlon In the
shooting as several bullet holes In, the
chair were declared by Goad tor aire
been made by persons in the posllh,-,
in wnicn aisnon ana u-uac Auen were
The moat damaging testimony given
thus far by a Commonwealth's witness
was that of John Dalton. who testified
late yesterday. Dalton swore that he
saw Floyd. Sldaa. and Claude Allen.
Weslev. and Sldna Kdwards. and Bvnl
Marion, and two .others whom he de
scribed like Friel and Victor Allen; stand
ing In front ot the JilllsviUe courthouse
just after court opened the morning of
They were gathered In a circle around
Wesley Edwarda. said the witness, and
Edwards was passing around a handful
of cartridges to his- companions. Dalton
testified thst he saw Floyd start np the
Seps of tne court house, and call back
the crowd: Til let you all know."
This evidence was considered by tbe
prosecution as strong) substantiation ot
the charge of conspiracy
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