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INK JERSEY SURE
Wilson's Friends Confident of
NOT WITHOUT OPPOSITION
Adherents of Former Senator Shnith
Plan for a Fight.
HARD JOLT FOB MACHINE
Dethroning of State Chairman
Nugent Places Governor In Bet
ter Position for Fray.
Sprr);,! DKpufrh to Star.
TKliNTON, J*. J., August tX?Gov.
T\ n-on'i* friends and supporters In New
J rs? y tigure that they have got the
state .? 11 <-w elective system so fixed that
h If impossible to prevent the selection
n< \ spring of a Wilson del^^gatlon to the
d. iiiocratio national convention from New
Jer.-'oy. They are expecting the opposi
tion of the machine forces In the state,
net only those which are under control
of ex-Senator James Smith at Newark,
but others not so much under hie thumb
which are not particularly enamored of
Th? ex-senator's grievance Is, of course,
the active part Gov. Wilson took In the
campaign that kept him out of the Sen
ato last winter, while local machines are
resentful of the schemes aimed at their
destruction which the governor whipped
through the legislature.
Rural Machine Cautious.
The rural machine men are not so open
ly bitter as are the Smith managers, but
their rancor Is as deep, even If It Is
bhown in more diplomatic guises. They
do not climb to the house tops to pro
claim the governor an "Ingrate" and a
??liar." but they "fear" that the state will
have had so much Wilson that by the
time the real right for the presidency be
gins his name will not be one to be con
The Incident of Thursday, at Asbury
Park Is calculated to drive these critics
to their holes. The local machines have
always looked up to the state machine
for -encouragement and support. lue de
throning of Smiths poliUcal manager,
Nugent, for many years chairmo.n of the
state committee, was a jolt to the sys
tem all over the stale. It has taken
fiom Smith the control of a state cum
mittee that he thought was all his own
and turned it into a Wilson machine.
For the change to have been injde by
the mere turn of a hand has weakened
the faith of the local machines In their
own strength, and they are likely to
prove half-hearted in the flanl bout
with the governor.
State Support Necessary.
The Asbury Park coup was n ?t among
the achievements in contemu>atlon or
even deemed josslble by the governor's
friends, who, before he had taken the
oath of office, laid their plans ti land
him In the White House in 1913. Th??y
knew how impossible a candldata wou?d
be who had not the support of his own
state in the national convention, and
they came to the capital primed with a
new election device that they say will
assure the home delegation to vheir fa
vorite beyond all peradvtniure.
That device, through a law Introduced
Hfro the assembly by Oeran of Mon
mouth, tears down the time-honored sys
tem of electing national delegates to state
conventions, and throws their election
Into the open primaries. It Is the applica
tion in that direction of the referendum
principle which Gov. Wilson Is offering to
the people as the panacea for all govern
mental 111s, state and local. His critics
quote paragraphs from his earlier ad
dresses that indicate that the governor
was not always so devoted to that policy
of rule as he has been since he came to
the chair of state.
"I have changed my ideas on some
points." the governor said when he was
asked about It the other evening. "My
closer contact with things In practice
since 1 became active In politics has
brought about some modifications of my
Change in His Views.
Whatever he may have advocated be
fore. Dr. Wilson has been warm In his
espousal of the referendum since he at
tained the governorship. A large part of
the Geran law Is devoted to a description
of the methods that are to be followed in
the selection of national delegates. Any
hundred voters can get a candidate for s
seat in the national convention before the
people, and a majority vote will elect him.
The most elaborate restrictions are
thrown around the party primary boxes
In localities with more than 5,000 In
habitants, to prevent the Invasion of the
primary of one party by the cohorts of
another party. The evident purpose Is to
make it as difficult as poesible for the
machine workers of one side to assist the
machine workers of the other side
In a factional uprising against machine
domination in places where the machines
Those who want Wilson will find It
easy enough to get Into the primary for
him. That the elector may be only a
"WllBon democrat" will not stand In the
way of his classification at the primary
as a regular democrat. And then, with
the new line of Wilson civil service offi
cials In charge of the boxes, he is not
likely anywhere to be too severely quizzed
as to the depth of his democracy.
This may not seem to be an overlarge
point, but the practical politicians of all
folds realise Its Importance. And It grows
into the larger significance In the minds
of those who have noticed that the Wil
ton managers plan to run his campaign
on as non-partisan lines as possible.
Strong With the Ms?ee.
A favorite boast of the governor's
friends Is that he Is stronger with the
general masses, of whatever party, than
he Is cren among the followers of his own
party. The chief complaint of the ma
chine men is. Indeed, that the tendency. If
not the purpose, of his new election sys
tem Is to obliterate party lines. And some
observers think they see. In some of the
more conspicuous things hs has done In
the governorship, his rallying call to all
men of all parties. For Instance, there is
his letter declaring for local option In
liquor matters. It Is calculated to bring
to his support at the polls a large body of
voters who are every ready to attack the
The anti-saloon cry is particularly al
luring In the rural districts. The democ
racy of the stats is noted for Its kindness
to the liquor element, and yet. In the
banner democratic rural county of Hun
terdon last fall the democratic candl
lates for state senate and assembly open
ly declared for local option, and won
out by the handsomest majorities ever
Klven the party there.
Large Results Expected.
The same Intensity of sentiment Is pre
dominant In all other rural democrat
ic counties and simply rampant In the
rural republican counties of Oouth Jer
sey, and his local option letter is expected
to bring to his support In the primaries
not only a big body at other party men
whom it has pleased, but the vote of a
whole lot of democrats who. If he had
never written it. might have been at the
service of the machine workers.
So, too. his advocacy of the commis
sion system of municipal government
is quoted as a valuable asset In the build
ing up of a following that has not here
tofore been Identified conspicuously with
the democratic. The votee In the cities
In which special elections have been held
show that the new system is more popu
lar in republican than In democratic
municipalities. The cities that hare ac
cepted it are republican dtles; those
which have rejected it are dsmocratic.
If It be said that his attitude ooncernlnp
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DIG INTO MOUNTAIN
TO RESCUE MB
Three Entombed Beneath Tons
of Anthracite Coal Near
POTTSVIDLE, Pa.. August 12?Work
ing in relays and constantly urged on by
faint tappings, a large party of rescuers
are frantically digging Into a mountain
of coal and rock tonight to reach three
entombed anthracite mine workers who
were caught behind a heavy fall of roof
at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Bast
colliery near Ashland. When the fall oc
curred It was believed the men had been
either crushed to death or had died of
suffocation, and the mine officials set
about In the ordinary way to dig out the
While this work was In progress late
last night faint tapping was heard on the
tracks over which mine cars are hauled.
Investigation convinced the officials that
it came from the men caught In the fall
and extra help was quickly summoned.
Whether only one or all three of the
men are alive cannot be determined, but
the mine officials late tonight announced
that they hoped to reach the men alive
Roof of Gang-way Fell.
The three Imprisoned are John Dolan,
a miner, married, with five children, and
Anthony Thomassanner and Peter Zebe
luskie, his laborers. They had completed
their day's work and were on their way
out of the mine when the roof over the
gangway in which they were fell with
The rumble of the fall and the rush of
air instinctively told the miners what
had occurred, and a roun' of the men in
the workings showed that three men
were caught behind the mass of debris.
Scores of mine workers have volunteered
their services as rescuers. The work of
digging into the mountain of coal and
rock Is slow, because of the danger of
further falls. As the debris Is thrown
back timbermen step in and timber the
gangway sufficiently to permit the res
cuers to continue their work.
Tapping Frequently Heard.
All through the afternoon and tonight
the tapping continued, and the taps were
answered by hammering on the rails to
give courage and hop? to the men be
hind the fall. Physicians and a first aid
corps are on hand to take charge of the
men as soon as they are reached. A mine
rescue car is also on the ground to give
aid to the men or to any of the rescuers
in case they meet with accident.
The Bast colliery Is operated by the
Philadelphia and Refcding Coal and Iron
Company, and officials from a number of
Its collieries in Schuylkill county are on
hand assisting in the rescue work.
FACTIONAL WAE ON.
Politicians in Ecuador Force Resig
nation of President.
GUAYAQUIL* Ecuador, August 12.?
Reliable information confirms the earlier
reports of a clash between the political
factions at Quito, the capital. President
Eler Alfaro has resigned and is now at
the Chilean legation.
The president of the senate, Cartos
Freile, has assumed the duties of the
executive and formed a provisional gov
ernment, wtih Qen. Franco as minister
of war and Octavlo Diaz In charge of the
affairs of finance, the Interior and the
PIERCE CASE GOES OVER.
Attempt to Annul Marriage of Mil
lionaire Oil Man's Son.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., August 12.
Anticipated hearing in the suit to annul
the marriage of Roy Pierce, son of the St.
L>ouls millionaire oil operator, was de
ferred today until August 21, by Judge
Morschauser, following a conference
among the court, counsel for Pierce and
the lawyers of Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, the
The suit had been held open to afford
her an opportunity to testify, as she was
not present when the plaintiff's case was
presented several weeks ago.
ARMY OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Organization Elects Officers and
Votes to Meet in Manila.
DETROIT, Mich., August 12?The an
nual reunion of the Army of the Philip
pines ended here today with selection of
Manila, R I., for the 1912 reunion, and
the election of the following officers:
Commander-in-chief. F. Warner Kar
ling, Kansas City, Mo.; vice commander
in-chief, W. H. Anderson, Manila; first
junior vice commander, Charles F. Man
son, Chicago; second junior vice com
mander, A. F. ?rossfield, Manila; third
junior vice commander. T. W. Albrecht,
St. Paul, Minn.; fourth junior vice
commander, J. C. Rutledge, De
troit; fifth Junior vice commander, Fred
H. Carlson, New York; paymaster gen
eral, George B. Selter, Chicago; surgeon
general. F. M. Rumbold, St. Louis; judge
advocate general, George W. Eichel. Chi
cago. and chaplain, S. J. Smith, U. S. A.
A proposal to affiliate with the Spanish
War Veterans was unanimously rejected.
WIRELESS IN ALASKA
System to Be Extended There as
As a strategic measure, the Navy De
partment is preparing to extend the wire
less system of Alaska. A powerful sta
tion will be erected on one of the Aleu
tian Islands next year. It will be su
perior to any in Alaska at present and
will have a radius of 1,500 miles at night
and 800 during the day. In time of war,
this, with the army and naval wireless
stations already In Alaska, would keep
the territory In close touch with the
Pacific fleet and the western coast of the
The cruiser Buffalo is In Alaskan waters
erecting wireless stations on Kadoak,
Unalaska and St. Paul Islands.
While plans are maturing for the ex
tension of the wireless In Alaska, work
has actually begun on the powerful sta
tion at Fort Myer. Va., just outside of
the National Capital. This will be com
pleted by May 1. and will enable the
Navy Department to communicate with
any naval vessel In the Atlantic so far as
the coast line of the United States ex
YOUNG WOMAN LEAVES HOME.
Father Suspects She Has Etaped
John Cochrane, residing at 300 L
street southeast, ask >1 the ooltce jester
day to find his sev-iuteen-year-old daugh
ter Florence. She left home four days
ago. her father told Detoctlve Pprlngman
at police headquarters, and. he added, he
suspected that she had eloped with a
young man who had been calling at his
home during the past few months. Since
she left home he has learned that the
man gave up his position at a local tin
ning establishment the day following her
Mr. Cochrane told the polloe his
daughter has blue eyes, brown hair and
is good looking.
MAY ACCUSE COUSIN
Possible Line of Defense in
the Beattie Case.
HAS AN ALIBI, HE STATES
No Orders for Removal of Prisoners
to Chesterfield Jail.
ALL IN EXCELLENT HEALTH
Sheriff Kemp Says They Are Satis
fled With the Treatment Ac
Special Dispatch to T1m Star.
RICHMOND, Va., August 12.?There is
an Impression that finds considerable
favor with those who have been follow
ing the Beattie case with care that when
the trial begins the defense will make
a determined onslaught on the evidence
of Paul Beattie, the cousin of the man
charged with the crime, and undertake
to fix the crime on him.
Paul Beattie la the principal witness
against Henry Clay Beattie. and he it
was who sent word to the police that he
was the man who had bought the gun
which had been found on the roadside
and which is believed to have been the
one with which the crime was committed.
He adheres to his statement that he
bought the gun for Henry Beattie, and
gives in detail the facts regarding the
purchase. Paul Beattie does not seem
to be strong mentally and he collapsed
several times while he was testifying be
fore the coroner's jury. That the law
yers for the defense will concuse and
muddle him there Is little question, but
he claims he will be able to establish an
alibi as to where he was the night of
No Orders for Removal.
Sheriff T. L. Kemp of the Henrico
county Jail paid today that he had so
far received no orders for the removal of
the Beattie prisoners to the Chesterfield
jail and would not surrender them with
out the proper authority, which would
come from Judge Watson of the Chester
field county circuit court.
He said it was his opinion that only
Paul Beattie would have to appear be
fore the gTand jury and that the other
prisoners would remain at the Henrico
county jail until the date of the trial
had been definitely set and then that they
would not be removed until a day or two
before the actual beginning of the trial.
lie said that as far as he was aware
the prisoners were all entirely satisfied
with the treatment that had been ac
corded them, and had no desire for a
change, but were pleased with the prepa
rations Sheriff W. C. Gill of Chesterfield
county was making for their reception.
He declared that all of the prisoners
were In the best of health and sp rits ap
parently. and looked forward with forti
tude to the strenuous ordeal they know
they will have to undergo at the coming
CHILDREN ON OUTING
GET STUCK IN MUD
Auto Trucks Carrying Mrs.
Harring's 100 Guests Are
Delayed Two Hours.
When Mrs. H. K. Harrlng, who lives
in the Mississippi apartments, 1427 W
street, takes the children of Camp Good
Will out for an auto-truck ride next
Tuesday evening, she probably will direct
the drivers to choose macadamized roads.
Mrs. Hal-ring's party of one hundred chil
dren and mothers, which started out last
night aboard three heavy auto-trucks,
got stuck in the mud near Kensington,
and Instead of arriving home safe and
sound at 10 o'clock, the party was two
hours late and Mrs. Harrlng herself did
not get home until nearly 1 o'clock.
Mrs. Harring's hobby is giving children
a good time, and she uses auto trucks
torn trips into the "real country" quite
often. She gives the children good long
rides, and brings them back home, with
their mothers and big sisters, for a feast
of Ice cream and cake. It Is a good thing,
perhaps, that the cream and cake was
aboard one of the trucks last night, for
when the hundred children found them
selves marooned In Kensington, the only
thing that kept them a solid organization
was the feast in the darkness.
The three trucks steered through Bock
Creek Park between 5:3l> and 0 o'clock
last night. The children were singing
and cheering and shouting at the top of
their lungs when they passed other ve
hicles. It was a delightful party and all
Strike Darkened Roads.
Making for the "real country" the auto
trucks got off the hard, tar-coated roads
of the park and struck into the mysteries
of the darkened roads near Kensington.
The moon, which, two nights ago, was as
full as it ever gets, was hiding last night.
Consequently the pilot on the first truck
did not know he was heading for a very
soft spot In the road. He realized It,
however, when he felt his wheels refus
ing to move, and In a few seconds the
entire cavalcade was mud-bound in the
It took some time for the entire party
to realize just what had happened. Not
being used to the country by night, and
being more familiar with the gas-lighted
street corners of the city, some of the
children were frightened. The truck driv
ers were wondering how they were to get
their wheels going again; the children
were wondering why it was so dark, and
tiie older people were wondering about
getting home. Some farmers came to the
assistance of the marooned trucks, and
Mrs. Harrlng decided that it was time for
Eat Ice Cream in Dark.
The children clambered off the truoks
and ate their Ice cream In the darkness
of the woods near Kensington. It was
the ice cream that saved the day from an
utter rout. The children seemed to care
nothing for the trucks and the drivers
as long as the ice cream held out. When
that was gone they, made an investiga
tion and found the useful farmers had
extricated the trucks from the mud and
the party was entirely willing to go back
to the real city. .
And yet all had a fine time, and there
wasn't one of the party that wouldn't
chance a muddy road again. The chil
dren of Camp Good Will are going to
be Mrs. Harring's guests Tuesday even
FISHER IN SALT LAKE.
Secretary of Interior Meets State
and Federal Land Officials.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, August 12.?
Secretary of the Interior Walter L. Fish
er and a party of engineers, who are
traveling toward the northwest, today
met the state land commssi oners and the
federal land officials here. The confer
ences were brief and Informal. Later
as the guests of the Commercial Club,
Secretary Fisher and his party rode
through the city in automobiles, attended
a special organ recital at the tabernacle
and took luncheon at the clubroozas.
Stanley Committee Takes Re
cess Until October 16.
TO HEAR PROMINENT MEN
Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan
May Be Witnesses.
STANLEY WILL KEEP BUSY
Chairman to Maintain Headquarters
in Washington With a Force
Inquiry into the affairs of the United
States Steel Corporation by a special com
mittee of the House of Representatives,
which has been In progress since May,
was halted yesterday, to be resumed in
October. The committee voted a recess
until October 16. but It Is probable that
no pub'.ic hearings will be held until a
Several phases of the inquiry are yet
to be developed and there are still on the
list of witnesses two of the most promi
nent men In America. Andrew Carnegie
and J. Plerpont Morgan. .Mr. Carnegie,
last spring, Just before he sailed for Eu
rope, notified the committee that he
would be glad to appear in the fall and
It Is likely that he will be the first wit
ness when the public sessions are re
No Subpoena for Morgan.
Regarding Mr. Morgan, a director of
the steel corporation and financier of
the transaction whereby the steel corpo
ration acquired the Temnessee Coal and
Iron Company In 1907, the committee has
let it be known that his appearance be
fore the committee is desired. Because
of his absence in Europe no subpoena
has been issued, but it is almost certain
that Mr. Morgan will be summoned later,
not only to testify regarding the affairs
of the steel corporation and the acquisi
tion of the Tennessee Company, but also
to aid the committee In formulating
recommendations to Congress for legisla
tion deemed necessary to meet the In
dustrial demands of present-day affairs.
To Maintain Headquarters.
During the recess Chairman Stanley Is
to have headquarters in Washington and
a force of assistants will be with him
I working up evidence td be submitted at
| the fall hearings. The matter of control
j of transportation facilities by the steel
I corporation has not yet been Investigated
directly by the committee. This will be
one of the principal features of the
future hearings. Another matter to be
probed will be the relations of the Inter
1 national Harvester Company with the
I steel corporation and arrangements sala
to exist between them, particularly as
to shipping and price differentials.
I Yesterday W. C. Temple of Pittsburg,
who was commissioner of several steel
pools, testified. He denied the existence
of Illegal pools at the present time and
declared that he regarded the United
States Steel Corporation as a model trust.
The committee today adjourned until
DBY PABTY MITCH PEBTTTRBED.
Local Option Election in Stannton
! May Cause Democratic Dissension.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND, Va.. August 12.?Two
I weeks agtj there was a local option elec
tion in the city of Staunton, the city
reversing a former dry majority and de
ciding to reinstate the saloons by a
majority of more than one hundred. The
dry people were very much upset over
the result, and because the negro vote of
the city was cast almost solidly for the
wets, said to have been In return for
' the promise that in granting the licenses
the negroes were to be given one or two
i saloons for their own race.
The drys held a meeting and have about
j decided to cut loose from former party
i politics and to place a full legislative
i ticket in the field for the coming election.
This will likely consist of one republican
and one democrat, with a state senator
who is not allied with either of the old
parties. This action is to be In revenge
I for the democrats so arranging that
many negroes could register and vote in
the wet and dry contest and without
whose vote, it Is claimed, the city would
have remained In the dry column.
The vote in Staunton and Augusta will
be very close If a fight develops between
the democrats and a combination of the
drys, Independents and republicans.
BOUNTY FOB NEW BABE.
Child to Profit by Physician Acci
dently Killing Fox.
NORWICH, Conn., August 12.?Dr. N.
P. Smith of this city, hurrying on an
urgent midnight call in his racing auto
mobile, struck and killed a fox on the
Richmond Hill highway last night. He
took the animal's body to the home of
his patient, Mrs. James Lathrop, where
soon after his arrival an heir was pre
sented to the Lathrop family.
There Is a large bounty in this state
for foxes, and the physician left the
body at the house with instructions that
the bounty be collected and set aside
as a nest egg for the new arrival.
FARMERS ON TICKET
Run for Canadian Parliament
on Reciprocity Planks.
WANT MARKET FOR WHEAT
Do Not Believe England Will In
IT. S. PRODUCTION IS LOW
Less Than 8 Bushels Per Capita,
as Against 25 to 30 Bushels in
"WTOTflTPEXJ, Man., August 12.?The
feature of the reciprocity campaign this
week has been the large number of farm
ers nominated by government conven
tions to support Laurler and the trade
agreement. The naming of one editor in
Liethbridge aand one doctor in Plncher
Creek, "both* Alberta seats and both for
mer members of the Alberta legislature,
Today there was added to the list Colin
J. MdMlllan, a prominent farmer in Man
itoba, chosen by the liberals of the Port
age la Prairie Plalna Roderick McKen
sie, secretary of the Grange Growers' As
sociation, and the most influential officer in
the association, which embraces 30,000
members, speaking of the reciprocity
Voting for Half Loaf.
"Grain growers had no choice but to
vote for the pact, although It by no
means represented all the farmers want.
Canada in a few years will be faced
with absolute need of wider markets
and the United Kingdom, with Its 45,
000,000 people, is not likely ever to Im
port more than 200,000,000 bushels of
wheat, as In the past. The United States
Is the natural market for Canadian
wheat and other products. For the past
ten years the United States has produced
less than eight bushels of wheat per
capita, while Canada has raised from
twenty-five to thirty bushels per capita."
Opposition candidates, on the other
hand, are waving the British flat; as
part of their platform, endeavoring to
rally their supporters by the fear that
trade will follow the flag, and the Brit
ish connection will be weakened. All
old western Canada members of parlia
ment In the opposition party arc again
running, but are having i hard fight,
although greatly encouraged l.y their
organization In Manitoba.
No Market in TT. S.
Dr. Schafner, again nominated a9 the
anti-reciprocity candidate in Sours, Mani
"The British market is the market for
Canada, and not the United States mar
ket. National disaster is sure to follow if
reciprocity is indorsed. Commercial union
always leads to political union."
He directed his arguments mainly
against the reciprocity pact. The United
States, he said, could produce enough
wheat to feed a population of 600,000,(XX)
people and the pact would not increase
its price in Canada.
MORE SKIN GRAFTING
FOR MISS HOUGHTON
Girl Who Was Injured at Cen
sus Office Must Undergo
Miss Alice V. Houghton, the census
offlce clerk wlio was scalped by ma
chinery at her place of employment last
spring. Is to be taken to Emergency
Hospital some time early next month
for further attempts at skin grafting.
At the time of the accident Miss
Houghton, who Is the daughter of H. S.
Houghton, secretary of the Cranford
Paving Company, was working at a
tabulating machine, when she leaned over
to pick a card from the floor. As she
did so her hair was caught in the roll
ers, and In an Instant hei scalp ?.vas
torn from her head.
Dr. George Price, who went to the
census offlce with the Emergency Hos
pital ambulance, secured the scalp and
placed it on her head in the hope that it
would grow on again. The. tissues, how
ever, had been torn, and It failed to
Condition Was Critical.
Miss Houghton remained In a critical
condition for about a month. She re
gained strength, and then it was decided
to graft skin to her head. Several mem
bers of her family underwent operations
and gave portions of their skin. Her head
was completely covered. After a time,
however, It was found that only half of
the Bkin was grown to her head. An
other operation then was performed, and
her condition Improved so much that she
was taken \o her hornet
After she had remained at home for a
month or so it again was seen that the
skin last placed on her head had failed
to grow. Another operation was decided
upon, and, it is stated, It Is to be per
formed next month.
Circulation of The Star.
The Evening Star has but one edition daily and
no duplication or waste circulation figures in its
statements. Its bona fide circulation in Washing
ton is more than 20,000 in excess of its nearest
The Sunday Star's circulation is many thousands
in excess of any other Washington Sunday news
Wednesday, August 9
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11
August 6 47.159
August 7 42,768
August 8 49,928
August 9 61,096
August 10 50,827
August 11 50.540
August 12 50,299
I solemnly swear that the above statement represents
only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND SUNDAY
STAR circulated during the seven days ended August 11,
1011?that is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered,
furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona
flde purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so
counted are not returnable to or do not remain In the office
unsold, except in the case of papers sent to out-of-town
agents only, from 'whom a few returns of unsold papers
have not yet been received.
The Evening Star Newspaper Company.
District of Columbia, ss.:
Subscribed and sworn to before me this twelfth day of
August, A. D. 1911.
W. SPENCER ARMSTRONG,
(Seat) Notary Publte.
FOR WORK IN MEXICO
Knox Says Efforts of Presi
dent Are Restoring
In announcing that the ITnlted 8tates
has granted authority to Mexico to lend
troops across American territory to quell
disturbances In Lower California, Secre
tary of State Knox paid a high tribute to
the efforts of President de la Barra to
restore order in Mexico.
Mexican rurales will be permlted to fo
from Douglas, Arts., to Ttajuana,
Mexico, to suppress lawlessness, which.
Secretary Knox says, has kept the north
em part of Lower California In a state
of turmoil for some time.
Thinks Situation Improved.
"This bad condition has, among other
things," added the Secretary, "caused
several complaints from American citi
zens engaged tn various legitimate enter
prises in that section, and even the wan
ton murder of three Americans. The
energetic action now proposed, like so
many other measures being taken by
President de la Barra to restore tran
quillity and to suppress violence through
out the Mexican republic, is gratifying to
this government. Indeed, our official re
ports have been to the effect that the
situation has been improving with re
markable rapidity, due chiefly to Presi
dent de la Barra's firmness, which U
higfhly commended in all quarters."
Arsenal Workers Say Ef
ficiency Experts Do Not
BOSTON, August 12.?At a meeting
today of the twenty-four molders
from the Watertown arsenal, who are
on strike because of the Installation
of an efficiency system In timing the
men at their work, a telegram was sent
to Brig. Gen. William Crorier, chief
of ordnance at Washington, explaining
the action of the men and asking his
aid in righting matters. The men
learned while in session that steps
had already been taken to fill their
In explanation of the action one of
the worklngmen said today:
Limit of Endurance.
"When a skilled mechanic of years
of experience is stood over by a man
who Is incapable of performing the
task himself or even of Intelligently
directing the workman how to perform
such a task, and Is told by that man
that he should have accomplished the
task In less than half the time taken
to do It the limit of human endur
ance is reached."
The strikers claim that two efficiency
system experts have been employed in
the molding department at the arse
nal recently, one of whom is paid $54
a day and the other $15, the dally
salaries of the two expert? being larg
er than the daily pay roll of the en
tire force of molders.
INJURED GIBL IDENTIFIED.
Young Woman Is Miss Lambert of
MANCHESTER, N. H., August 12.?
After lying In a local hospital for nearly
thirty-six hours, with her Identity a mys
tery, a young woman who was badly in
jured by falling from an electric car in
this city yesterday was definitely Identi
fied tonight as Miss Gertrude A. Lambert
of Washington, D. C.
The Identification was made by Mrs.
Joel Martin of East Barnstead, with
whom Miss Lambert was spending the
summer. It is expected the young woman
will have to remain in the hospital a few
days longer. Miss Lambert's father Is
the head of an automobile company in
Washington, D. C.
Miss Lambert's father could not be lo
cated last nlg"ht.
OFFICERS SAVE NEGRO.
Spirit Suspected Murderer Away as
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.. August 12.?
While groups of enraged white men were
standing on every street corner and near
the county jail at 10 o'clocK tonight, dis
cussing the supposed murder of Henry
Little, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Little of this city, whose body
was found in the Black river today, after
an all-night search, with his neck broken
and numerous bruises on the body, offi
cers claim to have spirited from the
county jail Charley Smith, a negro, sev
enteen years ol?, suspected of the mur
der of the boy, and placed him on a
baggage car which was attached to a
Frisco train and rushed to an unknown
A mob at 10:80 p.m. approached the
Jail, threatening to lynch the negro
boy, discrediting the story that the
officers had spirited the negro away.
If this negro Is not found by the mob
a race war here is anticipated before
daybreak if tne mob cannot be dis
persed. Hundreds of men employed at
the sawmills near this city came in
town tonight and heard of the murder
and are determined on bloodshed.
A local physician who examined the
body said that the white boy was evi
dently murdered before thrown in the
river. Young Little waa last seen playing
with Smith about two blocks from the
river Thursday morning, and it is sup
posed the negro killed him during a scuf
fle and threw the body into the river.
Smith has denied knowing how the boy
was killed and the officers decline to say
whether the negro has confessed.
BROUGHT GIRL FROM GERMANY.
Son of Baptist Minister Must Face
CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 12.?As a
result of the efforts of the government of
ficials of Germany and the United States
and the Baltimore and Cleveland confer
ences of Baptist ministers, A. Ciehl.
twenty-three years old, son of Dr. Otto
Ciehl, noted Baptist minister and author
of Germany, waa bound over to the
grand Jury here today on charges pre
ferred by Miss Monta Zurmaskl. twenty
two years old.
The couple eloped from Germany, ac
cording to the story she told the German
consul at Baltimore and United States
Commissioner Walther, three months ago,
and located in Baltimore, where he refus
ed to marry her. Ciehl then came to
Baltimore Baptist conference officials in
terested the Cleveland conference and
Clehl's arrest followed. Ciehl says he 1?
willing to marry, but that her love ha*
turned to hate.
ON PEACE PACTS
(Continued from first pace.)
by doing so. Whether ther opposition to
the ratification of the treaties could be
}? th*?? writings was not manl
? I "ur'ng the debate, but the gen*ral
opinion among senators last ntfrht was
that the treaties would receive little. If
any. further consideration at the present
session of Conjrress.
bach member of the committee on
foreign relations received through the
tnail yesterday a neatly printed two
I?ge pamphlet containing an extract
rrP? the American Common wealth. In
which the opinion is expressed that a
minority in the Senate t?ay control the
action of the entire body, adversely to
!L. . tile ro^Jorlty, In a "narrow,
fwi on an<* electioneering spirit." in
ID connection there waa a reference to
tne fact that under the Constitution a
two-thirda majority of the Senate Is
necessary to the ratification of treaties
with foreign powers. Much mystery
surrounds the introduction of the views
or Ambassador Bryce, expressed in his
pook, into the controversy over the
treaty. Senators are inclined to view
w K ?' ^r- Bryce as Indicating a
hostile disposition on tha part of the
ambassador toward the Senate's exercise
of the power of ratification.
.J"? opinion waa expressed by several
that Mr. Bryce's views had had an undue
influence in the formulation of the treaty.
It became evident during the discussion
that this criticism of the Senate, not
withstanding that it waa written without
any possible reference to the present con
tingency, would be used against favorable
action upon the treaty by the Senate.
Some of the opponents of the treaty in
the form In which it was presented went
go fw ?-s to suggest that the circular had
been distributed among senators by
friends of the trestles with a view to
sustaining the President's own position.
O'Gorman Points Out Danger.
The question of the British ambassa
dor's former attitude was referred to at
some length In the Senate by Mr. O Gor
man. the new senator from New York,
who pointed out the possible danger that
might arise through a complete yielding
to the views of an old-world diplomat.
Mr. O'Gorman did not, however, indicate
positive opposition to the treaties. In
addition to referring to Mr. Bryce's views
he said that some portions of the docu
ments before the Senate apparently were
conflicting, while others were obscure to
him. He expressed the opinion that the
Senate should study them with great
care, and said that more light should be
thrown upon them before asking the
Senate to vote.
To meet the desire for more informa
tion, Senator Bourne entered a motion,
which the Senate adopted, directing
the committee on foreign relations
to prepare a written report, giving
the fullest possible information.
Both in committee and in the Senate
fear was expressed that the ratifica
tion of the treaties would have the
effect of throwing open the doors of
arbitration to all the questions in
volved In dealing with such oriental
nations as China and Japan and in
volving immigration and admission to
the public schools. Senator Borah and
other western senators pointed out to
the foreign relations committee this
danger. On this account, as well as
for other reasons, Mr. Borah moved
the cancellation of the paragraph con
ferring extra privileges on the Joint
The Idaho senator contended that so
long as the Senate was deprived of power
to pass upon questions the commission
could determine even these problems,' and
argued that It would not be wise to leave
such matters to the decision of a board
which probably would be dominated by
old world views. He pointed out that
12? Provisions In the Root treaties of
1908. excluding from arbitration all ques
tions involving "the national honor" and
vital interests" had been superseded In
the pending conventions by a provision
Including within the terms of the trea
ties all differences which are Justifiable
in their nautre by reason of being sus
ceptible of decision by the application of
law or equity. This change, he said,
waa wide enough to bring almost any
question within the range of settlement.
Fears Powers of Commission.
Mr. Borah expressed himself as satis
fled that the limitation of this provision
would relieve the treaties of objection,
but In the Senate the objection was re
vived by Senator Poindexter of Washing
ton. who said that he feared that even
with the paragraph out these questions
of such vital interest to the Pacific coast
would be held to be within the Jurisdic
tion of the proposed tribunal of arbitra
All the senators conceded that none of
these questions could be raised under
the compacts with France and Great Bri
tain. but, taking these as mere forerun
ners of like treaties with all the civilized
Pointed out the strong
probability of bringing Japan and China
within the circle. In this connection ref
erence was made to the President's re
cent suggestion of Admiral Togo that
Japan prepare to Join in a compact simi
lar to these already entered Into.
Senators Lodge. Root. Burton and others
defended the treaties as in the interest of
the march of progress, and all declared
them Innocent of the possibilities sug
In making the motion to report the
treaties. Mr. Borah said that the Senate
should be given an opportunity to express
its approval of the arbitration principle
and that it should not be deprived of that
privilege because of a modification of
these particular agreements. The motion
received the support of all the members
present except Senators CUllom and Bur
ton. who caat their votes In the negative
on the theory that the President's wishes
for delay in case of amendment should
be complied with. On the vote to amend
Senators Cullom. Burton and Root re
corded in the negative.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION FAILS.
Young Man Pies, Despite Sacrifice
Made by Brother.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND. Va., August IS.?Science
failed In the case of Olln A. Fllppen of
Tobaccoville, Powhatan county, last
evening, when surgeons took from the
veins of his brother, Rosser Fllppen,
a quantity of blood, with the hope of
saving the life of Olln. The patient
came to the city yesterday, and was
taken to Memorial Hospital, where
arrangements for the operation were
at once begun. The brother, on learn
ing that a transfusion was the only
thing that could be done in order to
build up the sick man and make him
strong enough for a dangerous oper
ation. volunteered to give his own
blood. The sick man had been suf
fering from a gastric attack, and he
failed to respond to treatment in his
home. It was decided to take him to
Richmond. He was very weak, and the
transfusion was made last night.
For a short while It was thought
that the patient would Improve, but
he waa too weak to stand even the
receiving of fresh and healthy blood
Into his veins, and. with the strain of
the travel and the oppressive heat,
he began to sink, and shortly before
11 o'clock died.
DROWNS WHILE BATHING.
Miss Douglass Hughes Loses Life in
the James Kiver.
Special DUpatefc to Tho Star.
RICHMOND, Va.. August 12.?Miss
Douglass Hughes, aged fifteen, was
drowned today while bathing in the
James river, five miles from the city. The
young woman was an expert swimmer <
and was In the water with a number of
companions. Up to nooa the body had ;
not been recovered. i
Mr. and Mrs. Geraghty Enjoy
ing Their Honeymoon.
NOT DISTURBED BY GOSSIP
Series of Amusements Enjoyed at
NO WORD FROM BRIDE S FAMILY
Brother of Wealthy Girl Who Mar
ried Chauffeur Intimates There
Will Be Trouble.
SPRINGFTEIjD. M>m , August 12?A
honeymoon of automobile rides, slghtsee
ing and dancing- at nearby pleasure parks
1a being passed In thin city by Mr. and
Mrs. John Edward Paul Geraghty, who
eloped from Newport last Wednesday.
The romance of the young daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tuck French of
Tuxedo and Newport and the Newport
chauffeur has attracted much attention
from the residents of this city, and al
ready the young couple have made many
Part of today the bride spent In buying
new clothes and In riding about the city
and Its suburbs In a taxi cab. sightseeing.
The couple took a trip to Mountain Park,
a nearby pleasure resort, last night. Mrs.
Geraghty, who wanted to dance, was
prevented by a sore foot, but allowed the
groom to enjoy himself, and he danced
Not Worrying' About Future.
Neither of the young people appear*
to be worrying about the future. <irer
aghty consulted lawyers here this
afternoon, and was told that there wan
no danger of the French family charg
ing him with abduction. Mrs. Ger
aghty admitted today that she had
told the minister who married them
at Central Village. Conn., that she wu
twenty-one years old. This. It is as
serted, relieves the groom of the lia
bility of arrest.
No definite plans have been formulat
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Geraghty. They
said tonight that they expect to re
main at the home of Geraghty's cousin,
Joseph Harris, for about two weeks,
and then they may return to Newport
and engage a cottage. The proposed
trip to Nova Scotia evidently has been
Intimation of Trouble.
No word has yet been received directly
from Mrs. Geraghty's family, and. It was
said tonight, none was expected. The
young husband Is keeping in touch with
affairs In Newport through friends. 8om?
of these friends. It was learned from
Geraghty tonight, had advised him that
his brother-in-law and another young
man, a friend of the brides family, had
expressed displeasure at the match and
had intimated that there may be trouble.
Geraghty, who is six feet tall, broad
shouldered and athletic, did not appear
worried at the prospect.
"Let him start something," he said. "I
can take care of myself."
Groom's Father Seeks Protection.
NEWPORT, R- I.. August 12.-John 8.
Geraghty, father of the eloping bride
groom, John Geraghty. applied to the
police today for a permit to carry a re
volver, saying he Is hounded by newapa
permen seeking Interviews morning, nooti
and night. He declared he was in danger
of bod.ly Injury, and that his wife was
prostrated. The police did not grant the
permit, but promised Mr. Geraghty pro
tection If it became necessary. Mr. Ge
raghty declined to discuss his son's elope
Reports that action was contemplated
agalnat Young Geraghty for using with
out permission the automobile In which
he eloped, which was the property uf
Samuel Smythe of this city, were quieted
tonight by Mr. Smythe himself. He said
he had given Geraghty's employer pei
mlssion to use the car, and, while he did
not know to what use it was to be put,
he had no complaint to make.
IdES TO END LIFE
Swallows Carbolic Acid, But
Physicians Say She May
The fact that she had the "bines" was
the reason said to have been given by
Mrs. Evelyn Moseley Frederer, twenty
nlne years of age. who roomed at 101 d
10th street northwest, for swallowing a
quantity of carbolic acid yesterday after
noon. Physicians at Emergency Hospital
last night said the woman probably would
Mary Adams, the colored janltress ot
the house, heard Mrs. Frederer scream,
and ran to her room. Mrs Frederer totd
the Janltress, the latter gays, that she had
swallowed carbolic acid because she had
the "blues." The bottle containing the
acid was on the washstand.
The Janltress called for assistance. She
then ran to the kitchen and secured a
bottle of milk. She succeeded In pouring
the fluid down Mrs. Frederer*a throat by
the time P*olloeman Hewlett of the sec
ond precinct arrived.
Hewlett turned In an alarm tor the
Emergency Hospital ambulance and a
hurried run was made to that Institu
tion. Physicians worked over the woman
some time before they were able to re
lieve her of the acid.
Out of Work, It Is Said.
Mrs. Frederer is a daughter of George
R. Blankenshlp of Boulevard, Va. She Is
a stenographer, but recently she la Mud
to have been out of employment. This
fact Is thought to have been responsible
for her despondency. Recently Mrs. Fred
erer's mother and sister visited her. Ar
rangements were made last night to noti
fy the mother of her daughter s condi
Neighbors Ust night stated that a
young man had called at their house yes
terday inquiring for Mrs. Frederer. He
was directed to the rooming house where
she lived. The young man la sa'.d to have
remarked that he was anxious to tind her,
as he had a letter for her which waa
Important. Whether the contents of the
letter had anything to do with her at
tempt to take her life is not known.
The police say they learned that Mr*.
Frederer purchased the carbolic acid
from a drug store several days a^o, stat
ing at the time that she Intended to use
It as a mouth wash. Policeman Hewlett
made a search of her room af'er ehe had
been taken to the hospital, but he found
nothing which would furnish Information
as to why she swallowed the acid.
PRESIDENT PLATS GOLF.
Mr. Taft and Maj. Butt on the My
BEVERLY, Mass., August 12? Presi
dent Taft was out on the Myopia links
with Maj. Butt most of the forenoon
trying to get all the enjoyment possible
?ut of his golf play on the present week
The President planned to spend the
afternoon working In his study at Parra