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r>r Rnb?rt A. Ravenacroft. surveyor of
the port of Baltimore, While others will
vote for Warner as a rebuke to Ravens
croft. Yet It seems that JUvenacroft hu
the "pull" and will land the county for
A number of friends of Warner have
provided their own teams today to get
the voters to the polls. They have made
th* contribution voluntarily.
The Warner campaign Is without funds.
Working for Blair.
Senator Wellington has gotten out a
number of workers for Blair by simply
asking them as a favor te himself. He
has swung a number of workers in this
way, who would otherwise have been In
the Warner ranks.
There is no pretense whatever to get
any votes for Mr. Hagner, and those he
does receive will he entirely voluntary.
The democratic vote ia proportionately
lighter than the republican. The demo,
eratlc organization ha* "laid down" on
Ijewis. Lewis' friends say his enemies
In the party are trying to give him a
Mack eye by a light vote.
CIom in Fifth District.
Sperial T>i*[?atrh The Star.
T'PPER MARLBORO. Md.. August 30.? J
Prince George county, the home of both
the democratic candidates for nomination
for Congress from the fifth congressional
district. Charles H. Stanley and J. Enos I
Ray. Jr.. will he close If the vote cast up
till noon today can be taken as sn Indi
cation. The friend? of both the candidates
are working like Trojans to get out the |
vote, and as a rule are eucceedlng.
In Marlboro district, where State's At-1
torney M H Magruder and Dr. L A.
Griffith, the latter working for Stanley,
are engaged In a fierce struggle, Stanley
leads by a safe margin, while In Hyatts
vllle district, where Mayor William P.
Magruder Is championing the cause of
Ray. the Stanley leaders are claiming
the district by a good maojrity, but will [
give no figures. Over 100 of the 300
votes had been cast at noon. Chillum I
district, the home of Mr. Ray. will, of
course, give him a good majority, but the
Stanley workers are making a strenuous]
fight to keep down his majority.
In Rladenwburg district the vote is very
light and but little Interest was mani
fested during: the morning. Ray has a I
large majority of the ballots cast up to ]
noon, and it looks as though he will
carry this district. Ray will get a large j
majority. It is reported, in Spauldtngs
district, characterised as the hot-bed of ]
the anti-organisation forcea In the county.
Tbe election Is passing off quietly.
in Bethesda District.
BETHESDA, Md., August 30.?A light
vote was polled In this election district
today. The new primary law seemed to
be satisfactory to the voters. The repub
lican contest excited the greater Interest,
and It is predicted that Gist Blair will
carry the district. At noon not more
than sixty-five votes had been cast, which
Is hardly more than 20 per cent of the
total. The polls close at 6 p.m., and It Is |
thought that the result will be known by
I)avld J. Lewis will probably hava a
large majority of the democrata votes
Heavy Vote in Baltimore.
Special PldMtch to The Star.
BALTIMORE. Md.. August 30 ?Indica
tions up to noon today point to a heavy
vote In all the city precincts. The polls ]
opened at 6 o'clock In the city, and the
voting soon became brisk. In most of
the precincts the democrats polled the
heaviest vote early, but that Is largely
due to the fact that the contests are
keenest In the democratic ranks. The re
publicans. however, are not far behind,
and the situation as a whole shows that
considerable Interest Is being taken in the
NOTES IN BOTTLE 1EL
or SUICIDE PURPOSE!
Names of Two Washington
Men Signed?Both Due
There is great anxiety in two Washing
ton homes because of the finding in the
Potomac near Windmill Point, Va., of a
bottle containing two notea announcing
the Intention of the signers to commit
One note was signed by "John Meyera.
and said that the writer was tired of Ufa
The note asked that his brother. H. A.
Meyers, 1226 20th street, this city, be
notified of his desth. This note
dated August 27.
The ether was signed "John J. McDon
ough, 242S I street, Washington." It con
tained the following Una:
"Call me up and I shall be drowned the
time you find thla"
The bottle was found by a fisherman
yesterday afternoon. On breaking it
open he read the notee and Immediately
sent them to John Mertys. a fish dealer
In Waahlngton, together with a letter
explaining the details of their finding.
Mr. Mertys turned the letters over to
Acting Captain Vlather of the fourth ore
cinct. who later gave them to Chief of
Detectives Boardman. The police imme
diately got into communlcatton with the
parents of the boys.
Went to Colonial Beach.
At the home of H. A Meyers, ID* 20th
street, where one of the notes asked
that he be notified of tha act of John
Meyers, It was stated that John Meyers
waa at Colonial Beach. Mrs. H. A.
Meyers said that her brother-in-law, who
resides at 1071 Jefferson avenue, went te
Colonial Beach laat Saturday afternoon
on the 2 30 o'clock boat with hla wife,
daughter and mother.
She said she had received a postal card
from him dated 8unday, on which he had
asked that a stove, his overcoat and
gloves be sent down to him.
Mr. Meyers Is about thirty years of sge.
During the past season he waa a member
of the Peck Memorial Chapel baae ball
team of the 8unday School League, of
which his brother, H. A. Meyers, Is presi
At the home of John J. McDonough,
24QS I street, the address given in the
ether note, it waa stated that he la em
ployed at the navy yard and had accom
panied Mr. Meyera to Colonial Beach.
Mother Hears From XcDonongh.
The mother of McDonough eald that a
postal card had been received from him
stating that he would be unable to arrive
In Washington tonight and asking that
the officials of the navy yard be notified
that he would not be to work until Wed
Mrs. McDonough and her little daugh
ter were greatly distressed by the news
of the finding of the two notes and
Stated that if McDonough had ended his
life -they could slve no reason for It, as
he seemed In the best of spirits when
he left home.
"If he wrote the note as a Joke," said
Mrs. McDonough. "he ought to be pun
ished for worrying me so. '
At the home of H. A Meyers, the
brother mentioned in the note supposed
to have been written by John Meyers
It waa suggested that if the note waa
written as a Joke, a horsewhipping ahould
be administered the writer.
Friends of the two men hope they will
arrive here tomorrow night. aS they In
tended when they l?#t.
ELECTION IS INVALIDATED.
Disappearance of Ballet Boxes Fol
lowed by Arrest.
LISBON. August 80.?The disappearance
ef the ballot boxes baa invalidated the
elections at Sabugal. A prleat who was
directing the voters was arrested.
The count at Braga and Covitha has not
IN THE PUBLIC EYE
New England Politics Com
manding General Attention.
Vain* and Vermont Choose State Of
ficers and Representatives.
NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES
?" 1 y
Factional Trouble? Imperil Republi
can Succeea?Beriew of Condi
tions?Liat of Nominees.
Spuria! From a Staff Correspondent.
BOSTON. August 30.?New England
promises to fill the public eye for the next
two weeks. Maine holds its election Sep
tember 12, Vermont September 6, while
New Hampshire will experience its first
state-wide primary and direct nomination
October 6. Massachusetts Is In the throes
of a campaign for the selection of candi
dates. Connecticut will nominate In Sep
tember. Rhode Island is wondering wheth
er Senator Aldrich Intends to quit or
was only fooling, and. taken altogether,
this neck of the woods promises to be right
lively from now on.
Maine, as I have tried to point out In
dispatches from that state. Is decidedly
doubtful. It is an even wager whether
the democrats or republicans elect a gov
ernor. Asher Hinds will probably be
elected to Congress, but the odds are
against the return of Swasey, republican,
in the second district.
New Hampshire is torn with factional
dispute, the outcome of which cannot be
estimated until after the primaries for the
nomination of governor, which will be
contested by the progressive republicans
and the conservatives.
Knifing of Factions Feared.
Careful observers In New Hampshire
are fearful that whichever side wins the
other will knife the ticket, which Is a line
prospect for the republican party. I will
not ask you to take my word alone about
New Hampshire, but will quote John
L?oranee of the Boston Advertiser, who Is
an authority on New England politics.
After a tour of the states, he says:
"Whether progressives triumph with
Bass or regulars with Elite, each group
admits all republicans will have to work
as never before to elect their candidate,
and that defeat Is practically certain if
the other wing should triumph at the pri
maries September 6.
"It is not hard to And the cause. The dark
outlook Is not due to dissatisfaction with
national republican politics or even with
republican management of the state
government. It is conceded that not in
a long time has the state had so capable
and conscientious an executive as Oov.
Qulnby. There has been progress, too,
decided progress, in latter-day legisla
"The republican party has responded to
demands of present day advanced repub
lican thought. Drastic and strange laws
have been put on the statute books. The
cause provocative of party defeat Is
found In the party Itaelf?intense faction
alism. The republicans have split Into
two wings, called progressive?Insur
gent or Lincoln republicans?and the
regulars, wtio are sometimes denomi
nated machine men. The forces are about
evenly divided, with perhaps the progres
sives showing greater and greater strength,
and each group hap had the other by the
throat for the past four years.
Different This Tsar.
"The regulars have, as a rule, triumph
ed. They have been able to control the
elections; but tMs year it Is all different?
the nominees will be named at the pri
maries. It cannot be deciphered who will
win. But if the regulars have won at
the conventions, they have not been able
to command the full party vote at the
polls. Thousands of republicans have
preferred to vote the democratic ticket.
"In 190tk when Floyd defeated Churchill,
and when the progressives claimed the
nomination was stolen from Churchill,
Floyd actually came out of the polls with
out sufficient votes to elect him by the
people. He had to be elected by the legis
lature. Not in years had this taken place.
In 1906, when Quinby ran, he defeated his
democratic oponent by only 3,000 votes,
and had only a majority of TOO votes over
all candidates. The state wae carried by
Taft at this election by 18,000. The vote
for governor revealed large and disquiet
ing Independent voting. The progressives
were not voting the state republican tick
et. For a presidential year Qulnby'a vote
was extremely disappointing.
"In other words, the progressive or
antl-machlne agitation and (p-ope^anda
has been making two or three democratic
votes where it has been making one, and
it has become now common belief that,
since this propaganda is livelier and more
aggressive ?han ever, nothing (but a de
cided abandonment of factional lighting)
can save the democrats from actually
electing their candidate for governor this
fall, and that, too, by a vote that will be
a majority over all votes cast?in other
words, a most decisive vote."
The tlcketa nominated in Maine and
Vermont are as follows:
Nominees in Maine.
Republican?Governor, Bert M. Fernald,
West Poland; auditor. Charles P. Hatch,
Augusta. Congress: First district?Aeher
C. Hinds. Portland: second district, John
P. Swasey, Canton; third district, Edwin
C. Burleigh, Augusta; foutth district,
Frank B. Ournsey, Dover.
Democratic?Governor, Frederick W.
Plaisted, Augusta; auditor, Lemon t A,
8tevens. Wells. Congress: First district
William M. Pennell. Portland: second dis
trict* Daniel J. McGillicuddy, Lewiston;
third district, Samuel W. Gould, Skow
hegan; fourth district, George M. Han
Republican?Governor, John A. Mead,
Rutland; lieutenant governor, Leighton
P. Slack. St. Jehnsbury; secretary of
state. Gey B. Bailey. Essex Junction;
treasurer. Edward W. Davitt, Montpelier;
auditor, Horace IX Graham, Crafts bury;
attorney general, John G. Sargent, Lud
low. Congress: First district?David J.
Foster, Burlington- second district* Frank
P. Lumley, Northneld.
Democratic?Governor, Charles D. Wat
son, St. Albans: lieutenant governor.
Rev. John B. Reardon, Springfield; secre
tary of state, C. L. McMahon, Stowe;
treasurer, John W. Thurston, Island
Pond; auditor, F. F. Piatt. Brattleboro;
attorney general. H. C. Shurtleff, Mont
pelier. Congreas: First district?p. M.
Meldon, Rutland; second district, Alexan
der Cochrane, Groton.
Socialists and prohibitionists have also
nominated tlcketa In berth states.
N. O. M.
MINISTER EGAN DINES NEILL.
De Richelieu Talks With Longshore
COPENHAGEN. August 30.?Dr. Mau
rice F. Egan, the American minister,
gave a luncheon today to Charles P.
Nelll, United States commissioner of
Other guests were Admiral de Riche
lieu, president of the United Steamship
Company of Copenhagen; President
O'Connor of the American Longshore
men's Association, and President Furu
seth of the Seamen's Union of America.
Admiral de Richelieu is one of the larg
est employers of labor in Denmark. Sig
nificance Is attached to the conference
which he had with Mr. O'Connor follow
ing the luncheon.
It la believed that the admiral is anx
ious to prevent the threatened strike ef
seamen and firemen prop seed at the In
ternational congrees of sailors aad marine
C ALDER AT CONFERENCE OVER
HEW YORK CONVENTION.
EepreaenUtive From Brooklyn in
Washington, But Decline*
Representative Caider of Brooklyn, on*
of the few men who participated In the
biff conference at Oyster Bay after
Roosevelt had been turned dawn by the
republican state committee in favor of
Vice President Sherman for temporary
chairman of the coming state convention,
la in Washington today on departmental
business for his constituents.
Mr. Caider will not discuss New York
politics for publication, but he was pres
ent last night at a conference of the
an tt-organisation republicans, snd this
conference csne to the conclusion that
the state convention will be controlled by
ex-President Roosevelt by a two-thirds
vote, the other third going to the organi
sation men. The ex-President will be
able to do whatever he wants in the
wording of the platform and In the nom
ination of candidates. Vice President
Shermsn will not be named as temporary
chairman, aa recommended by the state
committee, and this honor will go to Mr.
It was finally determined at the con
ference, composed of Roosevelt men, so
far as New York politics is concerned,
that the plan of the woodruff-Barnes men
to nominate Roosevelt as the republican
candidate for governor will not be per*
m It ted to go through. Col. Roosevelt has
told his friends that he would not accept
the nomination, If unanimously given him.
and that the convention must not be al
lowed to name him.
Mr. Caider does not think there Is the
least doubt aa to the control of the state
convention by the direct primaries men,
led by Col. Roosevelt.
QUE IH SOOTH ITALY
PEOPLE OF CALABRIA ROUTED
FROM THEIR BEDS.
Panic-Stricken Crowd* in Streets.
Slight Shock in State of
ROME, August 30c?A strong earth
shock was felt throughout the compart
ment of Calabria at 3:15 o'clock this
morning. The inhabitants, rudely awak
ened from their sleep, fled panic stricken
into the streets. No casualties have been
The compartment of Calabria forms the
southwestern extremity of the mainland
of Italy and Is divided into the provinces
of Cosenza, Catanraro and Ragglo dl
Calabria. It Is a mountainous region,
being traversed from end to end by the
Apennines, and Is subject to frequent
earthshocks, having suffered from these
more than any other part of the penin
It was devastated by an earthquake in
1T8S. and in common with Sicily, from
which it is separated by the Strait of
Messina, bore the brunt of the catas
trophe of December, 1908
Shock In New Hampshire.
NEWVORT, N. H.. August 30.?An
earthshock caused considerable excite
ment in this section of New Hampshire
this forenoon, but did no damage. In
this town residents felt a distinct tremb
ling of the earth and dishes rattled on the
shelves of houses. The shock came at
about 9:30 a.m. and lasted for three sec
onds. It was accompanied by a loud noise
resembling thunder. The whole region
about Lake Sunapee was shaken.
GUILTY OF ASSAULT
Charge of Bobbery Against Soldiers
Fails, as They Stole Noth_
ing From Victim.
I Acquitted of attempting to commit rob
bery. Carl E. Owens art* Eugene Scott,
enlisted men of the Medical Corps, sta
tioned at Fort Myer, arrested In connec
tion with the attack on Frank J. Tib
betts, a real estate dealer, near Scott
Circle several days ago, were promptly
rearraigned on a charge of simple as
i They were adjudged guilty and fined WO
each, with a default of sixty dsys In
Jail. It Is probable the fines will be paid
during the afternoon.
I Judge Mullowny, who heard the cases,
dismissed the first charge upon the
ground that nothing was stolen from the
complaining witness. The testimony,
showing that Tlbbetts had been felled by
the onslaughts of three soldiers, accord
ing to the court, made out only a griev
ous assault case
Policeman I?ftus of the third precinct
arrested Owens st the time of the as
sault. Scott was arrested the following
day by Policemen Thompson and Davis.
The case against a third soldier, who.
the police say, was one of the party,
has not been disposed of. A new war
rant has been Issued for his arrest.
DELAY JB SUGAR TRUST CASE.
Trial of Heike and Gerbracht Set for
NEW YORK, August 30.?The sentenc
ing of Charles R. Heike. former secre
tary of the American Sugar Refining
Company, and Ernest W. Gerbracht, for
mer superintendent of the sugsr trust a
Williamsburg refinery, was postponed to
day until September 10.
The men were convicted several weeks
ago of conspiracy to defraud the 1'nlted
States government out of customs duties
by the false weighing of sugar imports.
They hav% been at liberty on 125.000 bail
each, which was continued when Judge
Martin In the United States circuit court
today postponed sentence because of the
absence of Henry L* atlmson. the spe
cial government prosecutor in the sugar
^ieike and Gerbracht were present with
their counsel. After sentence has been
passed argument will be heard for a new
trial for the convicted men.
GOOD FOR INITIATIONS.
Bhriners to Use the "Deril's Slide" in
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. August 30.
?'Devil's Slide," one of the noted natural
scenic points In Weber canyon, near Og
den is to' be used for a practical purpose
by EI Kalah Temple, Order of the Mystic
ShHna, at this city.
The temple has arranged to hold its
semi-annual ceremonial at the natural
slide September 15. Prominent Shrlners
from all over the country are expected to
attend and the occasion Is to be honored
by the presence of Imperial Potentate T.
A. Hlnes of bos Angeles.
Th* slide Is S00 feet long and is.pitched
at an angle of SO degree*, making Its
sdaptatlon for Initiation oeremonlee mani
CZAR AND CZARINA
ARE ON GERMAN SOIL
Hesse Authorities Seized Two
FRIEDBERG, Hesse, AuRust Qn
peror Nicholas and Empress Alexandra
of Russia arrived here safely at 3:90
o'clock this afternoon.
They were accompanied into German
territory by a suite of fifty persons. Be
fore the arrival of the Imperial train
treat crowds gathered in the streets In
hopes of having a view of the visitors.
Drive in Open Carriages.
They were not disappointed, for the
emperor and empress were driven from
the railway station to the castle which
they will occupy while here In an open
automobile. Their suites followed also
in open motor cars.
The Russian secret police have been for
several days on the lookout for anarch
ists. Last night, at Bad Nauhelm, they
took Into custody a Russian named Man
Another Arrest Made.
Shortly before the royal party arrived
today the police arrested another man
who Is believed to be an anarchist. It is
estimated that no less than fifty Russian
and German political agents are now in
Fried berg and adjacent places.
As is Invariably the case when royal
ties travel, sensational rumors were afloat
today of impending and actual harm to
the visitors. The arrival, however, of
Nicholas and Alexandra was attended by
no unpleasant Incident.
LLOYD IS OPTUC
PREDICTS DEMOCRATIC HOUSE.
Doesn't Expect Tidal Ware, But Is
Convinced of Good Work
Representative James T. Lloyd of Mis
souri, chairman of the democratic con
gressional committee, has come to town,
bringing the same cheerful strain of op
timism that he invariably carries before
a campaign. This time, he claims, that
his Joy has a Arm foundation and that It
will not be turned to disappointment on
"For the first time In several years,'*
he said, "the democrats have substantial
basis for hoping to elect a majority the
House of Representatives I do not ex
pect to see a political tidal wave, not a two
to one or three to one victory, but X am
firmly convinced that the democrats will
have a working majority In the next
House. The reports which I have re
ceived from all sections of the country
are exceptionally pleasing. In some sec
tions, I am happy to say. republicans are
showing more interest and concern for
democratic success than the democrats
Effects of Factional Disputes.
"Insurgents appear to prefer democrats
In Congress rather than 'standpatters.'
and the 'standpatters' seem to feel that
anybody Is better than an insurgent.
With these two powerful factions of the
republican party at war I would be dis
consolate, Indeed, If I did not feel that
the democrats were to make noteworthy
gains. The entire republican organization
has been weakened by this tight. Unlike
past campaigns, there Is no probability
that the warring factions will pull to
gether on election day.
Mr. Lloyd believes that In some locali
ties democrats may vote for Insurgent
candidates, but is of the opinion that
they will be more than offset by the
number of regular republicans who mill
support the democratic nominees.
LABOR PARTY'S SETBACK.
Claims of Socialists' Organization
Rejected by Bureau.
COPENHAGEN, August 30.-The inter
national socialist bureau today turned
down the socialist labor party's claims
to equal representations with the socialist
party in America. This octlon was taken
after a long and exciting debate. Daniel
De Leon, editor of the Dally People of
New York, who represented the former
organisation, maintained that it was en
titled to cast the same number of votes
as the rival socialist body, but Maurice
Hillqult of New York, the socialist party
leader, gained the day and the bureau
ruled that the socialist labor party was
entitled to but one vote.
The committee on disarmament and in
ternational arbitration recommended thai
an incessant agitation on behalf of the
cause be kept up and urged sction to
this end by the parliaments of the world.
DROPS PART OF SHEER MILE.
Timberman Falling Down Mine
Shaft Catches Rope.
CALUMET, Mich., August 30.?One of
the most remarkable escapes from death
In the annals of the Lake 8uperlor copper
Industry occurred yesterday at the Red
Jacket shaft of the Calumet and Hecla
mine, when Mike B. Sunrlch, a timber
man, in stepping from a repair cage to
the main cage, fell Into the shaft.
He fell 150 feet before he grasped the
rope attached to the skip, saving him
self from a fall of a mile to the bot
tom of the shaft and Instant death.
His hands were badly burned on the
wire rope, but otherwise he was un
8unrlch was dangling from the cable
STUDY OF FLORA AND FAUNA.
Dr. Wheeler, Scientist, Spends Year
in the Far North.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, August 30.?Dr.
Wheeler of Buffalo, N. Y., a noted scien
tist and hunter, has returned to Atha
basca Landing, ninety miles north of Ed
monton, Alberta, from Barron Grounds,
where for the past year he has been
studying flora and fauna. He reports that
the caribou have returned from a long
trip to Alaska, and that the northern
Indians are doing well. Dr. Wheeler ex
pects to return next year and go In
either by Fort Churchill or Prince Al
Deposed Emperor Confers Honors.
SEOUL, August 80.?Yi 8yek, the de
posed Emperor of Korea, has conferred
decorations upon Lieut. Gen. Viscount
Terauchi. Japanese resident general of
Korea, and other Japanese notables. The
capital is quiet.,
Hotel Owner Commits Suicide.
ROCHESTER, N. Y.. August SO.-Mel
ancholy because of Illness, George F. A.
popp. thirty-six years of age. owner of
Popp's Hotel, at Glen Haven, committed!
suicide this morning by shooting himself
through the temple with a revolver.
CITY STREETS CLEAN
None More So Anywhere,
Says Supt. Wood.
ALLEYS AND YARDS SWEPT
$33,930.87 of Appropriation Saved
With This Showing.
DEPARTMENT IS REORGANIZED
Many Officials and Clerks Dispensed
With as Measure of
* ? other American city can show
!"!? r**Ular, frequent, systematic
and thorough cleaning of Its streets
and alloys, nor can any other Ameri
can city show such clean vacant lots,
w alleys and back yards as
Washington Is at present showing."
James M. Wood, superintendent of
street cleaning, made this comment in
his annual report, sent to the Commis
To sweep the city, to collect the ashes
a,m refuse, to keep the gutters clean
and to call at the homes of 48,000 peo
P e who complained that the ash man
did not call cost the District for the
year Just $477,473.88, which is S33.fiQ0.87
less than the appropriation. The econ
omies of the street cleaning depart
ment are emphasised In the year's re
Reorganization of Department.
Some of this saving was accom
plished by the reorganization of the
department and the dropping of em
ployes whose services were no longer
needed. The office of stable foreman
was abolished in July, 1900. Mr. Wood
says In his report that the stable has
? mor? economically and satisfac
??jy """aired than ever.
The foreman of public dumps Is now
"?emory. for this office wi
June. Other smaller la
y?r'n* wer* wlP*d out from time
actual net saving was Jl,
compared with Ave cents sav
ing for the previous year.
I.!/1't?f,U,SL \hit? w,n*8 Plodded along
y*ar with brush and pan ahead of
n???"wan succeeded In cleaning up 543.
088,777 square yards. If the 202 men
?. ?,an* hJ?d confined their efTorts
1!? u Pennsylvania avenue they
?Z?i ? fwe ?Jvept the are? from the Cap
v?. -,i?euTrea8ury 1>04i t,me8 ln one
>?ar, which means that they would have
to "weep It clean nearl yfour times
e\ery day that they worked, for the
was out 296H days during the year.
All this sweeping removed 0.344 loads
end dirt. Counting the cost of
of r2m he white wings" pay
f' l?.262.9$, down to the purchase of
i to ?put the ?weepings in. the
cost of cleaning of the city by this
amounted to 17% cents a
thousand square yards.
fcil?hen *.OU 8ee.a wh,te w,n* Pushingl
al?"? and scraping clean a thirty-foot
street, for a distance of a hundred yards,
you may know he's doing about seventeen
ce"V worth of work at that rate. The
white wings swept over 45,000.000 more
ever'"before8 th? * *** J"Bt c,osed than
Lowest Cost on Record.
The cost per thousand yards Is charac
terised by Mr. Wood as the lowest ever
V?5? ?.a^!n" awept ?3.?7,875 square
0M 02 3l*ar at a 0081 of sw
vards* ^rh?\, **!!?" a thou?and square
yards. The machines, therefore, would
quite a hundred yards on a
thirty-foot street for 17 cents,
leavesnf*nhfn?^a?Hn ?f the y*ar when th?
hnv/t? K ?.i ? the *utters and tempted
boys to build flres, an extra machine aanir
.w" Put on. With four machines *hey
even' day ^ square yards of leaves
The alley gang cleaned up BO,532,000
square yards, carried out 6,303 loads of
dirt, removed 12,008 cubic yards of debris
aJ?taJi.coat of 120.212.85, or 40 cents
tor ever thousand square yards of alley
?nils beats 180? by a million and a quar
t?! "quar? yards, and cost S500.0B less,
i ?J>r1"kllns machines used
i?n> of ,water ln the year,
worked 170 days and sprinkled 70 miles
of streets. The public dump worked 312
days, received 37.IHS wagonloads of
eweeplngs and refuse and 81,087 loads of
ashes, and only needed seven men at S480
& year to handle it all.
The Commissioners are Informed this
morning that the "dumps are ln good
Collection of Garbage.
On the garbage question the report
"The collection of garbage for the fiscal
year 1910 was nearer perfect than at any
other time In the history of the depart
ment. The deductions for neglect show
only two Justifiable complaints during
the year." ?
?During the fiscal year 1010 house
holders received the best ash service
ever rendered in the District of Colum
bia Deductions for neglect amounted
during the year to $192, as against *9*1
for the fiscal year 1C00 "
As to refuse:
,?7Ih? ref,l9e ?*rv,c? for the fiscal year
1910 was the best the people have ever
On dead animals:
a",maI service for the first
time In the history of the department
? f0bao.,.ut'ly#,p*rfect during the fiscal
y*er 1910. No fines were charged against
the contractor, who picked up 18,875 dead
' *' * co,t of 12 ?-w
The District had $35,700.75 at Its dis
SrnninS?rtfBn.KW 5"d ,ce WOTk at the be
u sS4mCtJ,BC5Lye*r and ?P^nt ot
it onl> 84.-JO.73. The purchase of six
machines, which do the
.?k , men? ''as greatly re
duced the work of making streets and
?t.wa Passable after a snowstorm.
The street-cleaning department stable,
which was a sore point with the Commis
sioners for a long time, was cleaned out
and made worth while during the year
forage for the norses cost
$l.*i?8N less than last year, while the
pay roll shows an Increase of nearly
81,400. owing to the employment of men
to repair rundown equipment
BOTS BURIED IN CAVE.
Two Killed and a Third Hurt While
CLEVELAND. Ohio, August 30.?Two
boys were killed and another's arm was
broken today when the roof of a cave
they were digging in the sand barks
along Walworth run collapsed.
Carl Broege, twelve years old, and
Walter Chrlstopherson, thirteen years,
are dead. Herman Mttchekopke. thirteen,
escaped with a broken arm.
The boys started out to play bandit.
?'Let'" dig a cave to store the treasure
In " said one.
They took a rusty pick and shovel and
made an excavation. The cave was al
most complete. Then the roof gave
w ay -
a woman saw the accident. She sum
moned a policeman. Nearby workmen
h?ined to dig the boys out. The Broege
lad was dead and Walter Chrlstopherson
un badly Injured he died five minutes
after being taken to the hospital.
Barret Diet of Injuries.
IjOIT18V1 LLE. Ky., August 80.?Lewis
Barret. en* ?' wealthiest men In
Loulevllle. died last night as a result of
Injuries sustained Friday night In an
automobtt* aoeldent, when he suffered a
fracture st the kaae of the skull, a frac
tured hip and his right leg was broken
ln five pl*?* . _. .
Iff ARMY PROMOTED
High Efficiency Record Basis
of Selection to Fifl
Eighteen army officers with high
records of efficiency have been selected
to All the two existing and sixteen pro
spective vacancies in the General Staff
The selections were made by a board
of officers consisting of MaJ. Oen.
Leonard Wood, chief of staff; MaJ. Gen.
W. H. Carter, assistant chief of staff;
Brig. Oen. Albert L. Mills, commanding
the Department of the Gulf; Brig. Gen.
Charles I* Hodges, commanding the De
partment of the Lakes, and Brig. Oen.
W. W. Wotherspoon. president of the
Army War College.
Men Who Will Fill Vacancies.
The existing vacancies In the staff
corps were caused by the recent relief
of Lieut. Col. Walter L. Finley. 13th
Cavalry, and Capt. Michael J. Lenlhan,
25th Infantry. These two vacancies
are tilled by the detail of Lieut. Col. E.
St. J. Greble. 3d Field Artillery, and
Capt. M. E. Hanna, 2d Cavalry.
The sixteen other officers selected ror
detail to the staff corps as vacancies
occur In their respective grades *re:
Col. T. C. Woodbury, 3d Infantry; Col.
E. M. Weaver, Coast Artillery Corps;
Lieut. Col. William A. Nichols, 13th In
fantry; MaJ. C. Relchmann. 24th In
fantry; MaJ. C. H. Martin. 1st Infantry;
juaj. D. B. Devore, 11th Infantry; Ma).
H. C. Hodges. Jr.. 22d Infantry; MaJ. E.
F. McQlachlln. 29th Infantry; Capt. M
C. Kerth. 23d Infantry; Capt. P. B.
Malone, 27th Infantry; Capt. H. L Lau
bach, 23d Infantry; Capt. O. H. Jamer
son, 29th Infantry; Capt. E. Landon.
Coast Artillery Corps; Capt. S. D. Em
blck. Coast Artillery Corps; Capt. C. C.
Carter, Coast Artillery Corps, and Capt.
G. A. Youngberg. Corps of Engineers.
Offlcors Who Will Be Bellaved.
All the colonels on the general staff
corps will be relieved from that duty be
fore the end of next year. Col. Mont
gomery M. Macomb, 6th Field Artillery#
will be appointed brigadier general No
vember 14 next, on the retirement of
I Brig. Gen. Albert L. Myer.
The detail of Col. 8tephen C- Mills, In
spector general, will expire
1911; Col. George 8. Anderson, 9th cav
alry. October 2. 1910, and Col. Joseph w.
Duncan. 6th Infantry. August 16* 1911
Lieut. Col. Lea Febiger, 6th Infantry,
who stands number one on the list of in
fantry officers of his grade will pro -
ably be promoted within a
when his detail in the general staff will
CTM4?all or MaJ. D?nL. H. B?U,!jton.
5th Cavalry, will expire May 23 1911.
MaJ. Hirst, March 28, 1911; inl?U:
Morrison, 20th Infantry. August *J".
Mai Henry C. Cabell, 14th Infantry,
Auiust \rmi; Maj. ?ni^ p.
ham, 7th Infantry. March 15. 1911. MaJ.
Samuel D. Sturgls. !?"???
March 23, 1911; Capt. Peter C. Harris.
24th Infantry, March 2S, 1911, Capt. Fred
W. Sladen. 14th Infantry. Auguat^1?, 19U.
Cant Fred S. Cocheau. 12th Infantry.
August IS. 1911; Capt. Joseph P Tr1*^'
Coast Artillery Corps. March 1\ 1?U.
Cant Samuel C. Vestal, Coast Artillery
c5? March X. ml; Capt.
1st Field Artillery. April 3l911.Capt
Sherwood A. Cheney. Corps of Engineers,
Mc?5. BtaSnO Wlttenmyar. 5U. Infan
try. Is number three on the llat of
fantry officers of his grade, and win
probably soon vacate his Plac?J?
general str.ff by reason of promotion.
BAR ASSOCIATION MEITS
NATIONAL BODY IN SESSION AT
Recommendations for Reforming
Criminal Code Practice Adopt
ed by Committee.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. August 30
Fully 200 delegates, numbering among
them some of the most prominent '*-w
yers of the nation, were in the city hall
today when President Charles F. Llbby
of Portland, Me., called the American
Bar Association to order for its thirty
third annual session. President libby s
address told of the most noteworthy
changes In statute law made by the states
and Congress during the year.
Annual reports of Secretary George
Whltelock of Baltimore and Treasurer
Frederick E. Wadhams of Albany and of
the executive committee were read.
The committee of the National Civic
Federation on reform in legal procedure
of the American Bar Association, of which
R. W. Breckinridge of Nebraska Is
chairman, has adopted the following
recommendations to be embodied in a re
formed criminal practice code;
"No Indictment or Information shall be
held defective at any stage of the pro
ceedings. provided it fully Informs the
defendant of the offense with which he Is
"Upon any second or subsequent trial
of - criminal cause the testimony of any
witness who testified on a former trial
and is dead or beyond the Jurisdiction of
the court may be Introduced by the prose
cution or defense."
ONE DEAD, OTHER ILL.
Despondent Women Enter Into Sui
cide Pact and Drink Poison.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., August 30.?As
a result of a suicide pact Mra Mabel
Williams, aged thirty, is dead, and Mrs.
Lillian Dabler, aged thirty-two, is
critically ill. Mr. and Mrs. Williams
and Mr. and Mrs. Dabler lived together.
The women, it is said, had quarreled
with their husbands, and were despond
Mrs. Dabler drank creosote and Mrs.
Williams took carbolic acid. Their
screams caused neighbors to run in. and
physicians were quickly summoned.
Mrs. Williams died In a few hours.
Mrs. Dabler's recovery la doubtful.
ENGAGED TO AMERICAN GIRL.
Japanese to Wed Daughter of New
York Lawyer September 18.
NSW YORK. August 30.?Zentaro Mari
kubo, a well-to-do Japanese, and Miss
Marie Bagg. daughter of George R. Bagg.
a New York lawyer, went to the city hall
yesterday afternoon and procured a mar
riage license. They will be married here
The oriental bridegroom-to-be was born
In Toklo thirty-three years ago, but came
to the United States when he was twelve
rears old. After residing in Los Angelea
he was graduated from Leland Stanford.
Ir University, then came east and took
L master s degree at Yale. He met Miss
Bagg. who ts twenty-four years old. at
a. summer resort several years ago. and
rontlnued his attentions when she re
turned to the city. Her parenta. It Is
understood, have not opposed the match.
After the ceremony the couple will
leave for Toklo. where they will make
Prof. Lewis A. Rhoades Dead,
COLUMBUS, Ohio. August 30 -Lewla A.
Rhoadea. professor of Germanic lan
ruaxes and llterstures In Ohio State
University, died here today.
THREE MILITIA COMPANIES
GUARD HUNTINGTON JAIL.
Thirty Under Arrest as Participants
in Rioting of Past Two
HUNTINGTON. W. Va.. August 30.?
Wlth three companies of Mate militia,
under personal command of Adjt Gen.
Elliott, on guard and a machine gun In
front of the county Jail, no further
rioting Is anticipated today by mobs
which for two successive nights stormed
the Jail In an effort to lynch the negroes
John Wayna and Charles Claybume, al
The Charleston Military Company, mak
ing the fourth company to be called
out. will arrive here during the day.
Thirty persons have been arrested
charged with participating in the rioting
during the last two nights. They are be
ing held pending the convening of a
special grand Jury tomorrow, which has
been called to deal with the riot situa
Xob Threatened With Volley.
Intermittent rioting occurred during the
greater part of last night, hundreds
swarmlpff in the downtown streets and
in the vicinity of the Jail. The crowda
were Anally dispersed by the threat of
the militia to tire upon all who failed
to obey the regulations of martial law
proclaimed earlier In the evening.
Wayne la charged with having mur
dered Mre. John A. AlllfT at Qulnne
mont. W. Va., recently. Claybume Is
charged with having murdered a citlsen
of Huntington a few days ago.
Negro in Peril of Lynching.
PARIS, Ky.. August 30.?James Jan
uary, a negro, charged with attempted
assault on a white woman. Is surrounded
by armed posses In a large cornfield
near this city, and may be lynched.
BEYOND POLICE CONTROL
RIOTERS IN COLUMBUS CAUSE
Man in Jail Said to Have Con
fessed to the Use of
COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 30.-RJotlng
was resumed last night in almost every
part of the city. Large crowds gathered
and attacked and shot at cars and beat
up the crews. Many persons were in
jured. A battalion of troops was sent to
:?th street and Leonard avenue, where a
mob of more than a thousand was wreck
ing cats. At y o'clock one car was blown
to pieces. It is not known whether or
not the motorman and conductor were
killed. The police were powerless.
Twenty rioters were gathered in, how
ever, and taken to police headquarters.
Thomas Randall, a police automobile
chauffeur, was taken to a hospital, shot
in the head. Albert Wilson was shot in
the back In the rioting. William Chamblss
was shot In the thigh. The troops did not
lire a shot. A crowd of 100 strikers and
sympathisers were gathered at the Union
depot trains, and as people alighted from
the trains handed them strike bills and
urged them not to ride in the cars. Soon
a crowd of street railway detectives and
strikebreakers appeared and tried to force
the men away.
General light Besulta.
A general flght followed and the rail
way men used their revolvers freely, but
only one person, John Caldwell, a by
stander, was wounded. Caldwell received
a bullet In the thigh. A policeman sent
In a riot call to police headquartera.
This was not responded to, and then the
officer called for troops from the adju
tant general's office. MaJ. Goodrich was
sent to the scene to Investigate, but when
he arrived peace had been restored.
Mrs. Martha Crawford, from McArthur.
Ohio, boarded a High street car at the
Union station immediately on her arrival
in the city, and before the car had gone
two blocks she was struck In the head by
a brick and her skull laid bare. She was
taken to a hospital in an unconscious
A crowd riddled a west Broad street car
with bullets, and the conductor and mo
torman returned the Are. Police boarded
the car and disarmed the crew.
Fifteen sticks of dynamite, seven and
I a half pounds In all. were found on the
tracks In West Broad street.
I A motorman and conductor of a Leon
ard avenue car were severely Injured at
Cleveland and Buckingham streets when
their car was suddenly assailed with a
shower of bricks. Both were struck on
the head and knocked unconscious. Their
scalps were cut, and they were other
Conductor Badly Wounded.
A man stood at High and Long streets,
one of the most prominent corners In the
city, and fired three shots at a car and
made his escape. One of the bullets
struck William Hopkins, a conductor. In
the chest. Hopkins was taken to a hos
pital. His condition is serious
Detective Coach of Cleveland, who Is
in charge of the police work for the
street railway company, has In jail In a
neighboring town William Milner. one of
the ringleader* In the dynamiting and
other strike depredations, who is said to
have confessed. Milner Is said to have
told where the explosives for blowing up
cars wera bought, and also the details
of a plot to blow up the residence of E.
K. Stem-art. manager of the Columbus
Street Railway and Light Company.
JEALOUS GIRL THROWS ACID.
Sweetheart and His Man Compan
ion May Lose Sight.
W1LKESBARRR Pa., August 30.?
Thomas Price and John Urganla, youths
of Plymouth, pa., near here, were badly
burned on the face, neck and arms today
wnen Miss Barbara Walton, aged twenty
years, threm- carbolic add over them.
The* young men were taken to a hos
pital. It is feared they may lose their
e>Miss Walton, It Is said, mas waiting
on a street corner for Price, of whom it
Is claimed she was Jealous. As Price,
accompanied by Urganls, approached she
threw the acid.
Miss Walton was arrested.
A. B. CHAMREBLDf WEDS.
Secretary General of Scottish Rite
Council Takes Bride.
Austin B. Chamberlin. sixty-eight years
old, of Galveston, Tex., entered today on
hie third matrimonial venture in tills city.
During the morning he secured a license
to marry Bmma C. Fletcher, forty-four
yKfi old who has been married once be
fore. The bride is from Beaumont. Tex.
The license authorised Dr. Donald C.
MacLeod to perform the ceremony.
The marriage was performed at 11:*>
o'clock this afternoon by Dr. MacLeod In
the First Presbyterian Church, of which
he is pastor. Mrs. Fletcher was accom
panied by her mother and alster, but Mr.
Charrtberlln w?? unaccompanied
Mr Chamberlin is secretary general of
the Supreme Council, thirty-third degree
Scottish Rite Masons of the Southern
Jurisdiction. None of Mr. Chunberlln's
fellow-ofllcers of the Scottish Rite, who
could be located this afternoon, had been
Informed of his matrimonial venture.
Throngs Welcome Provisional
President of Nicaragua. ,
HIS ARRIVAL AT CAPITAU
Appointment of Cabinet Compoted ol
RIVAL CONSULS IN NEW YORK
Complicated Situation Arises Be
cause of the Factions?Atate De
partment to Decide.
MANAGUA, August 30?Provisional
President Juan J. Estrada arrived in th4
capital at ?;.*? o'clock iaat evening. Arm
In arm with Gen. Chamorro and ac
companied by l\rtOrt persona, all of them
cheering madly, the new president
marched to the palace. His reception
waa unprecedentedly cordial.
Shortly afterward a new cabinet, nil
the members of which are prominent
conservative* who enjoy public confi
dence, mas appointed. It follows: Secre
tary of state, Tomas Martinez. min
ister of war. Gen. Tomaa Mads; mln
later of finance, Martin Bernard; mln
ister of public works. Fernandon Solsr
esano; minister of interior, Adolfo Die*.
Senor Martinez Is a son of ex-President
Martinez and the new minister of
finance Is a son of former Minister of
Charges of Conspiracy.
Numerous arrests of prominent persons
charged with conspiracy have been made.
Among those taken Into custody are Felts
Pedro Zelaya. former minlater of finance,
and Jose Dolores Gomez, former minister
of public works during the regime of
President Zelaya; Miguel and Tomas
Bermudas, merchants, snd Francisco
Torres, the notorious governor of Rama
The police also endeavored to serve a
warrant on Manuel Coronet Matus. a
prominent liberal oongrejH-man a d )<>u. -
nalist, but as they approached to i.a d
him the document he placed the b.iriei
of his revolver in his mouth ai>d ki.iud
Claims of Bi^al Consuls.
The complicated situation in New York,
reaulting from the rival claims of M-wr.z
and Estrada consuls, has been called to
the attention of the State Department.
Commercial Interests wanted to know
which one of the consuls should tie rec
ognised by them, and thought the State
Department mlfcht solve the riddle.
The response of the department was.
however, that the authority of consuls
was determined by the domestic laws of
their country and not by the country to
which they were accredited. The 1'nlted
States, neverthelesa, haa recognised the
right of Bolanos to certify invoices for
shipments to that portion of Nicaragua
under the control of the Estrada faction
and of Strauss to shipments to the per*
tion held by Madrls.
Expected to Take Action.
Now thst Madrls is out. tt Is beltawed
that the State Department will soon take
steps which will amount to the recogni
tion of the right of Bolanos to certify tot
the whole of the Central American re
As soon as official notification of tM
organisation of a responsible government
by Estrada reaches Washington, thg
State Department will take up for eoai
federation the question of recognition of
the Estrada government as the de facto
power In Nicaragua.
It is possible that dlpolmatle relations
with Nicaragua may be resumed befoN
the election of a constitutional president.
mm FOR KOREA
RUSSIAN PAPERS DISCUSS TUB
TREATY OF ANNEXATION.
Called "Historical Example" of
Shameless Hypocrisy?Bitter Sar
casm for Hermit Kingdom.
ST. PETERSBURG. August SO.?The
text of the treaty by which the Korean
kingdom was annexed to the empire of
Japan was published here today, and In
the caae of the Novoe Vremya was ar
oompanied by a bitterly aarrastic edl
torlaj in which Korea is likened to an
oyster which, about to be swallowed,
treats with the gastronomer who al
ready has "squeezed the lemon Juice
The document, the paper says, con
stitutes "an historical example of shame
less hypocrisy." The jurisdictions! Im
portance of the treaty is null, says the
The emperor's rescript is less woeSv,
but at gross variance with the publicity
given to Korean affairs, earlier reports
having pictured Korea, as flourishing un
der Japaneae rule.
The sole document of Importance in the
official exchanges is the declaration
whereby the consular courts are abollsh
ed and the customs and the coasting
trade rights made subject to abolition
after ten years.
The Novoe Vremya adds that Russia's
interests in the hermit kingdom are In
significant, and for that reason Russian
diplomacy will not raise its voice In pro
test. The United States and Great Brit
ain have been hard hit. In the opinion of
the editor, who, however, concludes that
as war is the sole means of annulling an
accomplished fact, the situation will l>?
accepted, for assuredly "nobody would r>
to war with Korea."
Records for Twenty-Four Hours.
The following were the readings of the
thermometer and barometer at the weath
er bureau for the tmenty-four hours be
ginning at 2 p-m. yesterday:
Thermometer?August i3?. 4 p.m. 76;
R p.m.. 74; 12 midnight. 70. August .'to.
4 a_m . 06: K a.m., to; 12 noon. 73; 2
p.m., 76. Maximum, 77, at 3 p.m. Au
gust 29; minimum. 63, at 6 a.m. Au
Barometer?August 20. 4 p.m., SO.tt;
R p.m., 30.lT; 12 midnight, 30.21; August
30. 4 a.m.. 30.23; 8 a.m , 30 28; noon,
30.20; 2 p.m., 30.30
Maximum temperature past twenty*
four hours, 77; a year ago, *8.
Concert at Capitol
Tomorrow afternoon, 5.0S o'clock
William H. Santelmann, leader.
March. "True to the Flag".von Blon
Overture, "Tannhauser"... Wagner
Characteristic. "The Butterfly."
Idyl, "Trumpeter on Guard. "
(Comet obllgato by A. Wltcomb.i
Grand acenes from "U Bo
ll eme," Puccini
Walts, "Jolly Fellows"...Vollatedt
Descriptive Galop. "A Trip on
the Limited" Downing
"The Star Spangled Banner."