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WASHINGTON. D. C. TUESDAY. JULY -23. 1912. -TWELVE PAGES
State Department Is
Assailed in Senate
Senator Fall of New Mexico Throws Bombshell
Among Colleagues When He Recites
Americans Murdered in Madero Republic
Appeals to State and Then
Entering Civil Suits in Courts of
Foreign Land. '
By JOSEPH P. ASflflN.
Like a jagged bolt from a summer sky, a tale of unatoned and, ap
parently, ignored outrages against American citizens in Mexico was
unfolded to horror-stricken ears in the United States Senate jesterday
by Senator Fall, of New Mexico, a Republican and an administration
Murder, rapine and robbery, of which, the Senator charged, the
State Department has taken no cognizance, and for which no apology
or reparation has been asked of or received from the Mexican Govern
ment, hae been committed against
should be ab'e to look to the United
States Government for protection,
As a further commentary on the
lack of paternal protection which
American citizens in Mexico are
forced to contemplate the
derers and outragers of Americans
walk the streets unwhipped of
lastice, according to Senator Fall.
Senator Fair told the Senate that
when he made inquiries at tin
State Department as to the cause of
inaction, the reply was to the effect
that these people could obtain re
prual from Mexican courts.
MioiUa the Senate.
The story told by the new Senator so
shocked his colleagues tl-at only the ab
sence of a number of Senators from the
(.number presented the passage of a res
olution he offered calling for a searching
ln estimation In to the atrocities against
ATerican citizens In Mexico and the
cau-i of the Inactivity of the State De-
In the story .told by Senator Fall,
crimes or fiendish cruelt. atrocities
againrt defenceless women and, ctrj still
In the teens. nrarders"' of Isolated1 coI(
nlsts for no other caus than to satisfy
a lust for the letting of blood, were In
stanced. Oldyr members of the Senate
during the ret elation harked back to the
stories told in the chamber in the late
'S0"s of the atrocities committed against
Cubans by Gen V eyler. the Spanish
Governor General, stories which fanned
to flame the resentment of this nation
and brought about the intervention and
the Spanish- merlcan war
If the American people knew all of
the facts connected with the outrages
and atrocities committed on American
clt'zens." cxcliimed the Senator from
New Mexico at one point In his speech.
all of the troops In the United States
would not be sufficient to prevent them
from marching into Mexico and avenE
ng the wrongs committed."
Senator Fall asserted that the prop
erty damage to American interests
alone through the political disturbances
would total in the neighborhood of
Cite feume trocltles. i
Here are some of the atrocities men
tioned bj Senator Fall.
In one little town an American wom
an, with her eleven-year-old daughter.
was at her home, when three Madero
soldiers entered and demanded that she
prepare food for them "Because she
did not cook rapidly." said the Senator,
they shot her through the bod. and
then Insisted that she continue cook
ing, which she did. They took her lit
tle daughter and outraged her. When
the woman fell to the floor from loss
of blood, they stuck a gun to her head
and blew her brains out. Then they
killed her American son, who was coming-
to her assistance.
"On their own admission of the facta
they were confined for six months In
jail awaiting: trial, and were then turn
ed loose. They are now In that vlcln
Ity, unpunlsaed,tinwhlpped of justice,
and the American ronnimeBt has not
The Senator then cited other cases of
outrages on American women, which
had gone unpunished and without pro
test from the American government.
He told of the murder In May last of
James D Harvey, who was shot down
while working In his field, and his body
mutilated. The murderer was not even
arrested, and the American govern'
ment has not protested.
Mnrder of Colonists.
He told of an atrocity committed as late
as July : last, when William Adams, an
American colonist, living sixty miles from
the border In Mexico, was killed. Adams
was watching by the body of his dead
wife awaiting the arrival from the United
States of his son-in-law and daughter
They secured what papers they thought
necessary, but were held up and charged
with attempting to evade the law. Sub
sequently, Mexican officers entered the
house where the woman lay dead,
charged Adams with conspiring with his
son-in-law to evade the law, and shot
and killed him Senator Fall charges
that his murderer la still at large and
that this government has taken no steps
In the matter.
Case after case he cited, in which
American citizens, some of them alleged
military prisoners, were executed in de
fiance of demands for protection from
Continuing with his list of outrages.
Senator Fall said.
"An American regular soldier, while
guarding the border for the purpose of
seeing that no aid or assistance Is 'ex
tended to Oroicos revolutionists, f was
shot at three or four times within the
past month while pacing his beat, and
finally was wounded by a shot fired from
the Mexican side.
"He wore the uniform of the Ameri
"As far as we have been able to dis
cover, no Investigation, even, has been
made of the outrage, no protest has
been made, and no apology has been
cither demanded or extended.
"Father Bento a Catnollc prUst, was
Continued on Pnitc Ten.
Throws Out Suggestion of
men, women and children, who
IN SHERMAN LAW
ot Stanley Steel Committee
Ask Far-reaching Changes.
INDIVIDUALS MAY SUE
Attempt to Clear Up "Unreasona
ble" Interpretation of the
Supreme Court. '
The leglslathe recommendations of the
majority members of the Stanley steel
committee, which eVe finally completed
yesterday, are radical bejond anticipa
tion. The steel committee proposes the most
far-reaching changes In the Sherman
anti-trust law that hae eer been laid
before Congress i
The bill offered by the Stanlev commit
tee proposes that Individuals hnli hv
the power to bring suits In cqultj for an
Injunction unde- the Sherman anti-trust
law. and that they also shall hae the
power to Interene in an suit hmn.ht
by the soiernment under this "act. Now!
III. Sl-AA I MA. . - .
... -ai butciuuicui mune is empow-
ercd to begin proceedings under the Sher
The bill also proposes that th hnr.n
of proof In regard to the reasonableness
or. unreasonableness of a restraint of
trade shall be shifted from the complain
ant to the defendant eorooratlnn tn -.a.
amen to tnese recommendations- h
committee s bill defines ten rt nkM
shall constitute unreasonable rctralnts of
iraae ine committee contends that the
definitions of these restraints ill remove
the uncertaint of business men in regard
to the meaning of the Sherman anti-trust
Sherman Law Amendments.
In addition, the committee proposes the
follow irg radical amendments
That the control of 30 per cent of the
output oy any corporation shown to
hae entered into a combination In-restraint
of trade shall be presumptHe evi
dence that the restraint is unreasonable.
A prolslon which entitles an individ
ual defendant to use the Judgment ob
tained by the goernment against any
corporation as a conelusl flnHinc-
agalnst the corporation in suits to re-
A provision which empowers the court
to issue an order comneliimr mmhtn..
tlons which monopolize -any article or
product of Interstate commerce to grant
the use of such article to a complainant
until an adequate substitute Is found.
aii araenament investing the court
un nroaa powers in the matter of Hl.
solving corporations. The 'committee con
tends that the powers which it proposes
in this connection will Insure a real dis
solution ana tne court will not be ham
pered by such stock contractual rights
as existed in the Tobacco Trust case
A section of prohibiting under severe
penalty the interlocking of directors be
tween railroads and companies producing
their equipment, and also a section mak
ing it unlawful for any corporation en-
gagea in mining or manufacturing tn
control a ralh-oad This section- is de
signed to bring about a divorcing of thn
Steel Corporation from its big railroad
Moit Important Sections.
Here are the four most Important sec
tions of the bill.
"Sec 10 Anv person who Khali v t
jjured in his business or property, or
snail be threatened with such Injury.
b any other person or corporation by
reason of anything forbidden or declared
to be unlawful by this act. mav brine
suit in equity in any Circuit Court of
the United States In the district In which
tne defendant resides or is found, to
prevent and restrain violations of this
act and for other appropriate relief.
"Sec. Uj-Whenever suit has been in
stituted under section four of this act.
any person who shall be injured in his
business or property, or threatened with
such injur', by the defendants In said
suit or any of them by reason of any
thing forbidden1" or declared to be un
lawful In this act, and any State of the
United States, may at any time inter
vene in said suit to protect his Inter
ests, or If the intervenor be a State,
tne interests of the citizens of such
State, and any person Interested or any
State may after final decree In said suit
Continued on Face slx(
HOLY NAME UNION
TO CLEAN STAGE
Organization Adopts Resolu
tions GomniMidinc Aloysius
MANAGERS APPROVE PLAN
Local Theatrical Directors Promise
Aid in Censoring Washing
The firm stand taken by the Aloyslua
Truth Society In favor- of the staging
of only pure and wholesome plays in
Washington theaters was strongly In
dorsed last night by the Holy Name
Union, of the .District, at a meeting In
St. Anthony's Church.
The organization expressed its dlun.
proval ot all plays having as th.b-
themes the subjects of divorce, double
life, conjugal Inridelity. and free love.
The position taken by thes two nr.
ganlzatlons coincide exactly with the
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views of the managers of the leading
local playhouses. '
Managers of the Columbia, Belasco. and
Poll Theaters ye&terda afternoon ex
pressed themselves in sympathy with the
rtage purification movement, and stated
that every effort would be made by their
houses to exclude the plavs upon which
the societies have placed the ban.
Tunlon Adopts Reaolutlona.
The Holy N'ame Union, which last
night pledged the Influence of all the
local Hob Name societies. Is composed
of spiritual directors, officers, and dele
gates from all the local societies. The
meeting was attended by directing offl
cers and delegates from the parishes of
St. Anthony's, St. Martin's, Sr Joseph's,
St. Paul's. Holy Comforter, St. Peters,
St. Dominic's. St. Mary's, Holy Name, St.
Francis de Sales', and St. Ann s
The resolutions which were adopted
were presented by Michael J. Shea, of
St. Martin's branch. They are as follows
hereas we deplore that plays hav e
been produced on the stage which mock
sacred things and moral principles
which the Christian h.clds In highest re
Whereas we most emphatically con
tend that themes of divorce, double life,
conjugal Infidelity, free love, and other
worse performances are not what decent
people want; in the interest of our coun
try and people, as well as of religion,
"Resolved. That vigorous disapproval
be expressed of the low theater, of all
exhibitions of a low tendency, all sala
cious subjects, all plaia that directly or
Indirectly ridicule or misrepresent re
ligion, our Cathpllc practices, religious
orders and their vows, all plays that of
fend against the high regard In which
womanhood is held by us, and all per
formances that offend against Christian
chastltv and modest), either In the sub
ject matter or the costumes; And be it
Resolved. That the Holy Name Union
of the District of Columbia Join the
movement of the Alovslus Truth Socletj
for the suppression of such performances,
and give the hearti and active support
to this cause which has for Its end the
purifying of the stage"
The resolutions were preceded ana fol
lowed by addresses commending the
movement, and by suggestions from prom
inent speakers as to methods of aiding
In the work of purging the stage of all
Indecency. Francis de Sales Ryan, vice
president of the Alojsius Truth Society,
paid high tribute to Miss H. TVInnifred
De Witt, manager of Chase's Theater,
for her efforts in favor of a clean stage.
When Interviewed last night. Rev, Au
Contlnued on Pave Four.
11-00 to Tflaarara Falls ad ntnn.
Baltimore and Ohio, July 26. Special
train of modern coaches nnrt narior
cars leaves Union Station 7 45 via Phil
adelphia, and Lehigh Valley route
Cheap side trips from the Falls to
DODUlar resorts and lthna1 tnnnvrf'r
privileges returning within limit of 15
days. Other excursions Innut 9 and
22. September C and 20, and October 4.
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Bulletins Issued at Palace Show
Continued Improvement ,in
PBEPABATI0NS TOR DEATH
Tokvo. Jul) 22. Bulletins Issued? at fre
quent Intervals all da) by the ro)al phy
sicians told a storj of continuous Im
provement. In the condition of Mutsuhlto,
Kmperor of Japan The 5 o'clock bulletin
said "Temperature, 100 4 Fahrenheit;
pulse. SS. respiration to, digestion good.
Improved conditions sustained J
further bulletin Issued by court phjsl
clans at S.30 this evening sajs "Tem
perature, SS.69, pulse. 72, strong, resplra
tlon, Zi. Other symptoms Improving"
Emperor Mutsuhlto, after rallying for
twent)-four hours, suffered a relapse at
noon to-da) A bulletin Isued at the
palace stated that stimulants were being
administered to strengthen the heart
action The relapse Is believed to be due
to the fact that food had been given to
the patient sooner than his condition
The change for the worse In the Em
peror s fconditlon followed several hours
leep, and came when hope that his
majest) might survive began to be en
tertained The royal patient s tempera
turA nt mirinlirht last nlcht showed a
lirarked decrease, while his pulse had
materially strengthened. The favorable
symptoms continued In evidence during
the early hours to-da). and up to that
the sudden relapse came
The rojal princes to-day maintained
their vigil at the palace, and messages of
condolence and sympathy poured in on
the royal family from all quarters of the
world. The American Ambassador,
Charles Page Bryan, personally presented
a telegram of sympathy from President
Special services by Japanese of all re
ligious faiths were held throughout the
country to-day for the Emperor's recov
ery. AU plans have been made to meet the
situation that would be caused by the
Emperor's death. The newspapers have
been warned not to print- sensational
tumors and all-troops whose loyalty Is
doubted or whose discipline Is known
not to be up to the mark have been or-1
dercd confined to their barracks.
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day and will be practically Mn tontlmi-1
The cabinet ministers met again to- j
ous session until the Emperor Is pro-
lower left. 1ohltilto, the Crown Prince
nounced out of danger or until the end
of his suffering
Though the phvsicians held out no
hope of the Mikado s recover, thej I
sued a favorable bulletin this evening
tmperor Mutsuhlto recovered con-
vclousne at midnight, and at 1 a
was sleeping comfortablj for the first
time since his Illness became critical
He now has a chance of recover)
Appreciate Taft's MessaKe.
In response to an Inquiry made by the
Japanese government by President Taft
the State Department this afternoon re
ceived a reply from Toko stating that
the President s message was much ap
preciated and that the condition of the
Emperor Is still serious.
THREE MEN HORSE WHIP
GEORGIA GIRL; ONE WAS
FATHER OF HER LOVER
Macon. Co., July 22. Essie Carter, a
young woman is in the hospital here in
a serious condition as the result of a
horse whipping Inflicted at Dawson. Ga.,
by three men
She refuses to gJve the names of the
men, but says ono was the father of
a young man whoso attentions caused
her trouble It Is for the protection of
the young mans familj that she re
mains client- The woman was dragged
from her house, stripped, and two men
held her while a third piled a buggy whip
until she fainted.
NAVAL WAR MANEUVERS
START OFF BLOCK ISLAND;
TO FIGHT MIMIC BATTLES
Block Island JT Y . July 22. The naval
war maneuvers opened here to-da) In
command of Rear Admiral Hugo Oster-
haus. Pour groups of torpedo boat de-
stroyers and several submarines put out
to sea early to-day for battle practice
Tomorrow morning the two battleship
CMIons will anchor off Point Judith
and Wednesday morn'ng will take active
practice in the mimic warfare.
Thursday after sundown both fleets
will get under way. tho first division
making an attempt to escape from the
second division. The second fleet will
endeavor to overhaul the first division,
and an attack will be made at daybreak
At the close of the mimic battle Friday
the fleet will anchor west of Point Judith
with the destroyers as a screen against
tho submarine attacks.
The entire fleet, battleships and smaller
craft, wlU return to Newport on Satur
Two Saved from Mob.
Wheeling, W. Va., July To save
them from a. moh lent on lvnchlng. of-
fleers to-day brought James and Joseph
Wlernan.i brothers, to this city and placed
iuem m jaiu Ane laiier saofc uuu;er a. I
Otis Shaver, who had gone to Monongah)
them In J&IL The latter shot Officer J.
to arrest James Wlernan.
Officials No longer Defend
Force in Its Part in Ros
WALDO AND WHITMAN -JOIN
Major Gaynor Orders Bluecoats to
Assist District Attorney in
New York. July 22. Hour by hour to
day facts which point to direct collusion
between members of the police force and
the men who killed gambler Herman
Rosenthal became more strongly out
lined When once the highest officials
of the police department scouted such
an Idea, now they refuse to make a
statement, even to offer a defense for
the officials alleged to be involved.
Mayor Gaynor. angered by the friction
between the State and city forces, or
dered the police to co-operate with Dis
trict Attorney A hitman In running down
the murderers. Follonlng this order from
the Mayor, Lieut. Becker was removed
from the leadership of Squad No. 1,
known as 'the strong-arm squad" and
assigned to desk duty In the Bathgate
Avenue Station, in the Bronx.
Twu Culprits at I arse.
Despite the five arrests which hard
been made in connection with tho assas-
s nation of Gambler Rosenthal, the two
men who were, by all the evidence in
hand, most closely linked with the
actual pulling of the triggers which sent
the "squealer" into eternity, have not
bten arrested or even sought by the po
lice They are Big Jack bellg. gun
fighter and gang leader, out on bail on
another gun charge, and said by news.
boy witnesses to have been present at the
slaying In front of the Metropole, and
Lefty Louis, a plckjocket with a po
lice record, known to have done 'rough
stuff" for Sellg en previous occas'ons
Besides these. Harry Vallon. former
partner of Brldgle" Webber, and said
: t "collector" for Lieut Becker.
and who was In the gray murder car
ptrt of the night of the killing, has not
been arrested Sam Schepps. faker of
oil paintings, and a friend of Rose, who
also iv as In the car Monda) night, has
not been sought by the officers.
Soucht to Kven Up.
Itsky's real name Is said to be Isaac
Isaacs, a heelepfor Paul and Rose, and
who is said to have first hand knowledge
of the murder, has not been found. The
gamblers Involved In the assassination
of Roienthal are the same men who
three times within the past two .months
got "Big Jack ' Sellg out of Jail
Sellh s rtal name Is illiam Albert
and it Is reported here that he took hold
of the killing of Rosenthal to even up
rrattw An e)ewltness has been found
who saw feel g In front of the Metro
pole Two men killed Roenthal. according
to tne testimony of those who stood
nearest the gambler where he fell This
same gra) auto was u-ed by Sclur and
his gan? of gunmen In previous esca
Otto ersl. chauffeur of the automlbile
in wnicii Police Lieut Becker so mis
terlodslv crowed the trail of ramh1r
i jack nose and the gray murder car on
the night of the killing of Herman Ro
enthal. late to-da) admitted that he had
been coached for the grand Jur) exami
nation b) Becker Versl was a witness
before the grand Jur) to da) This con
fession involves the Police Department
more seriously than before In the mur
der plot which resulted 'n Rosenthal s
Chauffeur Shapiro, of tho gray murder
car. told DItrict ttorne) 'Whitman to
day that the men who escaped from the
siene of the murder In his automobile
were Harry Vallon Jlp the Blood, who
Is also known as Harry Horowitz. 'Dago
Frank." 'Lefty " Loewj, or Louis and
' hltey ' Lewis.
Jack Sullivan, who was arrested as
a material witness, was xeleased on
a bond for J1W
Gets llnbena Corpns.
H T Marshall, counsel for "Brldgy"
Webber and Sam Paul, who were re
manded to the Tombs In default of $3 000
ball by the coroner, to-day secured writs
of habeas corpus for his clients. The
writs were issued by "Supreme Court
Justice Glegerlc In special term of court
Copies of the writs were served on the
District Attorney and on the warden of
Coroner Fclnberg at his examination
this afternoon held Louis ' Brldgy"
Webber and Sam Paul for examination
to-morrow afternoon at 2 o clock, and
Louis Llbbv, William Shapiro, and Jack
Rose for examination Thursday morn
ing at 10 o clock The District Attornei
and the police must collect their evi
dence and present It agalnt the men
named before the dates fixed by the
Coroner or the prisoners will be released.
Shapiro and Llbby, who offered to turn
State's evidence If guaranteed Immunity,
have not been questioned, nor has the
guaranteed of Immunity been made.
Chauffeur Gives Testimony.
Otto Verdi, chauffeur for Col. H s
Sternberger, the broker through whom
Lieut Becker Is sa'd to have made Wall
Street Investments, was a new witness
sent before the grand Jury by the dis
trict attorney. Verdi was asked to re
count the Incidents of Becker's ride In
the Sternberger auto on the night of
the murder, and when he had finished
was ordered to report for further ques
tioning Wednesday. The men in custody.
around whom the net of the law Is tight
ening hour by hour, are Louis Llbby,
owner of the auto used for the murder:
William Shapiro, partner ot Llbby. who
drove the car. Jacob Rose, a gambler,
who Is charged with staging the murder
and collecting the men who comm'tted
Louis Webber, who Is charged with
aiding th0 conspirators and in whose
house, it is alleged, the killing was
plinned, and Sam Paul, leader of a band
f East side gamoiers ana gamsiers
Dollar'John ' Langen. gambler, whom
Rosenthal had named as a witness to
police corruption, has returned to New
York and was questioned to-day by the
district attorney. It Is supposed he will
be a witness for the state
Langen left town after he had received
a warning similar to that which Rosen
thal received Just before his death.
(d.00 Week-end Trips via
Baltimore and Ohio.
For New Jersey Coast points. Every
Friday and "Saturday, good returning
until following Tuesday.
FOR BLACK REM
Mm Threaten Lynching WIih
Assailant of Mrs. Hoff
man Is Captured.
HER CONDITION IS SERIOUS
Attacked Near Her Home, She Strag
gles for Ten Minutes Before
Man Is Frightened Otf.
Mrs. Maude Hoffman, thirty-two years
old, wife of Edward L. Hoffman, a pa
perhanger employed In Washington and
living at Addison, two miles south of
Washington, on the lines of the Wash
ington-Virginia Railway. Alexandria
County, was the victim of an attempted
assault at S .30 o'clock yesterday morning.
ine attempted assault took place 300
yards west of her home, where she was
engaged in picking blackberries. She
was attacked by a colored man.
The citizens of Alexandria County.
thoroughly aroused over the attack, last
night formed an armed posse and
scoured the woods In that section of the
county until early this morning in search
of the fugitive. Had the assailant of
Mrs. Hoffman been captured he would
have met with summary punishment.
for It was a determined looking band of
citizens who started out In search of
the black. Many said that should the
black e captured there would be no
need for a trtaL W. A. Plrtle, a special
officer, headed the posse
Black Evndes Capture.
At an early hour this morning there
was no sign of the fugitive to be found.
The search will be continued.
Mrs. Hoffman escaped with a few
bruises on br throat and last night
was too rervous to be seen. She was In
bed. suffering with extreme nervousness.
It was stated, and uer the care of Dr.
M Louise StobeL of Mashlngton.
At the time of the attempted assault
Mrs. Hoffman was a short distance west
of her house picking blackberries A
short time prior, two sons of VAesley
Kldnell, a neighbor about twelve and
thirteen years old. respectively, were
with her. also picking berries. The two
lads having filled their palls returned to
It was during the absence of the two
ooys mat a colored man approached from
a clump ot-bushes near the maiu-road
and aikfd Mrs. Hoffman the location
of Stooebumer's store, which is located
at Convalescent Camp, several miles
away Mrs Hoffman told the man she
did not know where the store In ques
tion was The black then continued to
approach her. asking If berries were
plentiful. She msde no reply and started
to retreat toward the houe
elsrs VAomnn by Thrnnt.
Just as Mrs. Hoffman started to back
tway, she was seized about the throat
b) the black and thrown to the ground
The woman fought her assailant with all
her strength, but was forced to the
ground The woman final!) brought her
fingers and teeth Into play, biting and
scratching her assailant She bit him
on the finger and also on the left lde
of the cheek. The black placed his hands
over her throat to prevent her making
an outcry, and during the fierce strug
gle, lasting fully ten minute, sruffed
her mouth full of gras.
Mn Hoffman never once lost her
strength, and In her brave fight she final
ly succeeded In getting the gras from
her throat and making an outcry
The cries of Mrs Hoffman attracted
the attention of Mrs Goldle Fought a
Itor at the Hoffman home, and the
only occupant at the time Mrs Fought
realizing that something was wrong, ran
out on the porch and saw the colored
man still struggling with the woman
She cried out to him not to run. point
ing her hand and telling nim she would
shoot If ho ran.
Frighten BIncl Iwnr.
The black released his hold on Mrs.
Hoffman, evidental!) thinking that Mrs
Fought had a pistol He started to run.
but when she again pointed her hand at
him h- fell to the ground for a moment
The black Jumped up a minute later and
ran away in a northwesterl) direction.
The two Kldwell boys, returning for
more berries, were attracted by the cries
of Mrs Hoffman, as were neighbors who
live nearb) The bo)s together w-th
ne ghbors came to her asitance. and
Mrs Hoffman, almost exhausted after
her struggle with the black, was assisted
to her home and loKed alter by the
News of the attempted asiult soon
spread, and W. Austin Corbin. a book
keeper emp!o)ed at the Potomac brick
yards nearby, was one of the first to
telephone for aslstance Sheriff J E.
Birch and Deputy Sheriff Marcey and
other county officers were notified by
telephone of the attempted assault &
short time afterward. Specal Officer
John Marcher, with a number of other
residents of the county, was the first t
arrlve on the scene Mr. Marcher, in ft
buggy, made a hurried detour of that
section of the county In search of the
fugitive Others took up the trail with
IMe Late In Starting;.
At tho time of the asault the majority
of the male Inhabitants of Addison were
aw a) from their homes, many being era
ployed In Washington. For that reason
It was Impossible to organize a formid
able posse. It was not therefore, until
lat night that a posse of any size was
According to the description of the as
sailant given last night at the home of
Mrs. Hoffman, the negro Is about seven
teen or eighteen years old. medium height,
rather slender build, and wore a blue
serge suit and cap
The house occupied by the Hoffman:
Is "ituated nearly a quarter of a mile
from the railroad tracks of the vashlng-ton-Virginia
1 ne between this city and
Alexandra, and Is near what is known
as Cedar Avenue.
The residents of this section are
wrought up. and groups of men last
night vowed that It would go hard with
the black If he were captured It is re
garded as certain that the marks made
by Mrs. Hoffman on the negro will lead
to his Identification.
A mesger description of the assailant
was yesterday afternoon famished the
notice of this city and Alexandria. The
authorities ot both places were last night
keeping a lookout for tho fujlUv,
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