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New York Market Cloalnir Prices.
Generally Fair To
night and Sunday.
Yesterday's Circulation, 54,111
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 6, 1912.
PRICE ONE CENT.
PEOPLE TO CET
Progressive Leaders Will
Urge Study of
ROOSEVELT TO WORK
Broad Principles Will Be Pre
sented as Thoroughly as They
Were in 1896.
f By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
The country is going to talk poli
tics till after the Progressive party
convention a month hence. After
that, it is going to be compelled to
get down to economics.
There will bo something close akin
to the three months of joint de
bating that marked the well-remembered
campaign of 1896. The leaders
of the Progressive party are deter
mined that the country shall get a
chance seriously to consider the big
policies that are proposed by vari
ous parties. They want a campaign
of discussion, in which a few broad
principles shall be so fairly pre
sented that the election result may
be accepted as a verdict, just as was
the result in 1896.
Program Is Outlined.
The program of the Progressives has
been suggested In a Btatement by
Colonel Roosevelt, and It might aptly
be called a program of conservation. It
will aim to preserve whatover Is valu
able In present business organizations
and to eliminate that which Is bad; to
save to the country the benefits of the
protective system, while seeking to do
away with-its abuses.
Colonel Roosevelt considers that thl
Issue as between him and the other
Presidential candidates is perfectly
plain. For years dating back to the
latter period of his service In the White
House he has persisted that the Sher
man act ought to bo greatly modltled.
He believes In supervision and regula
tion of great business aggregations; not
In their destiuctlon under the anti-trust
act. He would preserve the benefits or
highly organized Industry, of production
en great scale and with the most effec
tive Instrumentalities, and on the other
tide, he would Impose such rigid con
ditions as to capitalization, monopolistic
control, etc., as would assure that the
benefits of these producing methods
would be equitably divided between th
public and the owners of the enter
prises. Taft Views Known.
This, then, brings a square issue, for
the disposition of the other candidates
1b toward literal enforcement of the
Sherman act. President Taft Is to be
judged rather by his lecord than by
platform declarations, and his trust rec
ord may be summarized in the state
ment that he permitted the Standard
Oil and Tobacco trusts to be "busted"
in such fashion that the owners ot both
profited vastly theieby, and the consum
ing public was compelled to pay in
creased prices f or their products.
That sort of trust busting will be at
tacked by the progressives, as thorough
ly vicious and reprehensible. The plan
which Roosevelt applied to the rail
roads, of commission regulation, under
vigorous laws, will be pesented as an
alternative. This all goes back to the
Roosevelt plan of an Interstate Trade
Commission, with powers such as the
Interstate Commerce Commission has
In the realm of transportation; to his
1'iogium ot rigorous control of capital
Issues by a proper Federal authority.
to the broad idea in short, of enforcing
economic and social Justice anions the
arlous partners in the social compact.
Roosevelt believes the big producing
fi negates are hero to stay; ho does
not think the most effective Industrial
results can be obtained without them.
He simply wants to control them, so
that they may promote social Justice
as well as they already promote indus
Voter Must Learn.
These are perhaps rather abstract
questions for discussion In a campaign;
but so were the issues that the whole
country debated in 1S9S, Involving mon
ey standards. The country not onlv In
terested Itself, but Informed itself; It
learned what the whole thing was about,
nnrt t rendered a thoroughly intelligent
verdict which settled, once for all, the
policy of the nation.
That Is Just what the progressives
hope the country can be Induced to do
in the coming campaign.
On the tariff Issue, Colonel Roosevelt
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Generally fair tonight and Sunday.
U S BUREAU. AFFLECK'S.
8 a m 74 S a. m 79
9 a. m 76 9 a. m S3
10 a. m 80 10 a. m 81
11 n m 82 11 a. m S5
12 noon M 12 noon to
1 P- m 85 l p. m so
2 P. m 86 i 2 p. m
Today High tide. 12:25 a. m. and 12:40
p m . low tide. 6.52 a m and 7:07 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 1.10 "a. m and
1 26 p. m , low tide, 711 a. m. and 7:43
.. 4.39 , Sun set 7.30
How Americans Showed in the First Day
of the Olympics
Nino Americans qualified in the 100-meter dashes.
Eight Americans qualified in the 800-meter, run,
among them John Paul Jones, of this city.
The only record so far broken was for the 100 me
ters, reduced by Lippincott, of the University of Penn
sylvania, from 10 4-5 'seconds to 10 3-5 seconds.
FIFTEEN HURT, TWO
FATALLY, IN BLAST
Bursting Flywheel Causes
Boiler Explosion at New .
NEW YORK, July 6 Fifteen persons
were injured, two of them probably
fatally, and 160 thrown Into a panic to
day when a flywheel In the basement
of the National Sulphur Works, In
Williamsburg, burst and caused a huge
boiler to explode.
Firo followed the explosion, and the
entire neighborhood soon becamo filled
with fumes of burning sulphur.
Acts of heroism accompanied the ac
cident. Those employes who escaped
donned helmets provided for such emer
gencies and went to the assistance of
The Rev. Thomas Halloran, of the
Church of the Transfiguration, sum
moned by the police, administered the
last rites of the Catholic church to
those seriously hurt.
The National Sulphur Company has
an Immense plant on Kent avenue,
which extends down to the Gowanus
canal. About fifty men were working
on the first floor and In the basement
today when the flywheel broke. Frag
ments of it went up through the first
floor and struck the boiler, causing It
Employes on the first floor and In the
basement were hurled in all directions.
The detonation was heard for many
blocks, und thousands of persons hur
ried to the scene.
rolW'i'men wero unable to enter the
fJace btrmisd of the sulphur fumes.
The thrco men who werd in a dying
condition wlv.'n rescued, were Owen
Keen.in. a foreman, sixty-six years old;
Ianiel Bonner, an.l Patrick Moran.
Kenan and nonner were tul.cn to the
Williamsburg Hospital. Moran was
sent to bin home.
Flrcn-Jii subduod trie flames after a
luinl fight, an J then work on the plant
wus suspended for the day.
IN PATTERSON, N. J.
Eighteenth Baby Arrives At One
House and Seventeen In
NEW YORK, July 6. Fetching the
eighteenth baby to one family and the
seventeenth to another was a part of
the Fourth of July duty of the stoik
In Patereon, N. J.
Moses Hoeck, of Pearl street, was
the pi oud father of No 18, and he, his
wife, and their twelve surviving chil
dren greeted the new arrlvnl and loa.
no time In naming It.
Nicholas Bosland of Lawrence street,
wis the futher of the sevonu-enth ar
rival at that hearthstone. The latest
comer wnb promptly christened Helen.
Sixteen of the seventen Bosland chil
dren are olive.
The full roster of the births in the
Bosland family Is: Paul, born In U!&;
Fred. 1S3D; Henry. 1691; John, 1S9:'; Car
rie, 1891. Johanna. 1S96; Gertie, 1S97: Min
nie, 1M9; Jennie, 1900; Maude, 190i; Nich
olas. 190J; Jacob, 1901; Krlne, 1905; Katie,
1907, Lena, 1909; Lena. 1910: Ilolen, Ml'4.
The Leaa born In 1909 Uvea only a few
PLANT IS OPPOSED
Potomac Company Has Represen
tatives on Hand to Present
Arguments on Measure
Representatives of the Potomac Elec
tric Power Company appeared yefitei
day liffore the subcommittee of the
&cnato Appropriations Committee, which
has charge of the sundry civil bill to
jpnoEc tno piopciaod lighting and power
plant for the Government near this
Lure.iu of Printing and Engtavlng
The TrutHHi'v Department ucomniend
frt sucr plant, to cost Jl,3c0,CO0. Sec
ictaiv M ioVeagh is 'n fawn of It.
Bcfoi- thu tubcommltte esterday
uinicai il i:. S. Marlow und E. n.
. ltunltt, r.picseiillii.r ho Potomac rom
, puny, and propoied rates w hlch as
. they contended, would make It unwlbo
I for the Government to establish the
I Aigunients for tho plant were made
ibr Troaauiv repienentatlvas. The sub-
I I nmmltti'it has announced no decision.
Estate of C. R. Cleaves
! Is Left to His Widow
The will of Charles R. Cleaves, dated
February 11, 1901, leaves his entire es
tate to his widow, Carrie G. Cleaves,
and names her as executrix.
The will of Ida J Vance, dated July
3. 1904, makes her two sisters, Kate V.
Evelv and Georgia E. Vance, benefl
clar'ea of her estate. Mrs. Eely is
named a executrix.
AT SULPHUR WORKS
WHILE HEAT WAVE
Toll of Dead Large in Chi
cago, Detroit, and
A torrid wave which sweeps the
greater portion of the United States,
leaving in its wake a sweltering,
panting mass of humanity, and in
several clticd causing deaths from
heat prostrations, has affected Wash
ington and vicinity hut little.
Chicago, with fifteen dead; Detroit,
Philadelphia, and other Northern
cities are in tho grip of the heat
wave, whilo reports from the South
indicate that the hottest part of tho
present year Ib now on.
Fifteen Dead In Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 6. After a torrid
night this city today faced another
twenty-four hours of the hot wavo that
has caused fifteen deaths since noon
yesterday and prostrated many more.
Since daylight the police received re
ports of fifteen prostrations tod' .
Suffering was partlcuarly Intense on
the west side where the majority of
the city's ,poor children live.
Temperature today promised to break
previous records of the season.
While tho heat was oppressive, heavy
cloudB hung about the horizon and
seemed to forecast a respite from the
sun's torrid rays. Reports of suffer
ing came from many points through
out the West and middle West.
Police ambulances were kept busy all
day carrying the prostrated to the hoo
pltals. Hundreds of poor persons storm
ed the ounty agent's office In quest
of ice. Open air nurseries made all
preparations to keep the deaih rate of
the "slum" babies as low us possible.
Traffic In the loop district was fre
quently blocked by fulling horses.
Pitch oozing from the cedar blocks
caused the animals to slip and onco
down they refused to get up. The parks
were crowded with every one who could
possibly get away from homo or work
to get a hit of cool bu.eze anywhere
to be found.
Total of Eleven Deaths.
PHILADELPHIA, July 6.-Two per
son died today as a result of tho ex
cetslve heat, making elecn who have
succumbed since the present hot wave
ttarted. In addition to the deaths a
leng list ol prostrations have resulted,
and no Immediate relief from the high
temporatuie and exccssie humidity Is
Starting from a minimum temperature
of 69 degrees at I o'clock this morning
tho mercun climbed steadily throughout
the morning with all Indications point
ing to its touching 90 before noon.
DETROIT. Mich.. July 0 Fvte heat
prostrations In the city and one death In
tho State Is the toll of the heat wave
which swept over Michigan duitng the
past twenty-four hours.
Four were prostrated In the city when
the temperature reached 91 degrees,
while Robert Kelly, of Saginaw, died
after being overcome by the heat.
LIST OF DEAdIn"
WRECK IS REDUCED
Thirty-Nine Bodies Recov
ered From Debris At
CORNING, N. Y., July 6.-CarefuI
checking and verification of the list of
dead by the coroner and his assistants
today showed the number of victims of
Thursday's disaster on the Lackawanna
railroad was thirty-nine, instead of
forty-one, as ut first reported.
There are still five unidentified bodies
in the local morgue two men, two wom
en, and a girl of about nine. The doc
tors at the hospital say that they now
b,Av.f nM ,.f thc '"Jured will recover.
William Bauiran, a furniture dealer,
of Jersey City, today identified tho body
of his couBln, Julius Sampson, nineteen,
of 392 Center avenue, Jersey City, while
two other bodies were Identified as those
of Mrs. Mary E. Duffy, of Brooklyn, and
her daughter, Olive L. Duffy, aged sev
enteen. Gov. FosswTllsioT
Seek Third Term
BOSTON, July 6.-Davld I. Walsh,
Democratic candidate for lieutenant
governor last year, and District Attor
ney Joseph A. Pelletler will cros3 swords
In the fall primaries for the Democratic
nomination for governor.
Governor Foss Is out of the running
'I'm going to get back to business."
he said today "When I said two months
ago that 1 would not seek a third term,
I meant every word. I will neither
enter the lists nor accept another nomination."
One-fifth Second Cut From
Olympic Time in
QUALIFY IN RACE
Five Members of Team Will Con
test in Finals of Short
STOCKHOLM, July 6. As an
earnest of what can be expected
later, American athletes showed
their caliber in the preliminary
events in tho Olympic games here
today. Nino representatives of the
United States qualifiod in the 100
motor dash and eight in the 800
In addition, the only Olympic
record that was broken was shat
tered by an American, Donald F.
Lippincott, of the University of
Pennsylvania, who reduced the
Olympic record for 100-raeters from
10 4-5 seconds to 10 3-5 seconds.
The following riuallflcd for the 100
:neter contents: J. Ira Courtney, Heat
tie A. c.; Alvah T. Meyer, Irlsh-Amer-l-'un
A'hletic CI .ib; Clement p. Wilson,
Cce College, Iowa; F. Y. Btlof;. Chi
cago A. A.; P. C Gerhardt, Olympic A.
C. San Francisco, Rupert B. Thomas.
Prli'i-eion; Howard P. Drew, Sprlng
I'eld high school; Donald F. Lippincott,
UnlvcMitv of PcninyUiinlu, and Ralph
C. Cruig. Detroit V. M. C. A
ror thu SCW miter run the following
en returned victors in the quallyins
heats: , ,
Wa-.-Jd -v Caldwill, Massachusetts Ag
ricultural Collegn; H&rbert N. Putnam,
Cornell University; John Paul Jone.
Cornell University; Clarence 3. Kd
nundaon, Seattle A- A.; Ira N. Daven
poit, Unlviraltv of Chicago, Harland
W. Holdall, Bates College; Melvln V.
felicphaul. I. A. A. C. end James E.
Meredith, of Meriersburg Academy.
The five Americans who qualified for
the final struggle tomorrow -were Lip
pincott. F. V Belote. of the Chicago
A. A.; Houard P. Drew, of Springfield,
Mass., High School; Alvah T. Meyer,
Irish-American Athletic Club, whose ex
penses were paid by his club after he
had been passed over by the Olympic.
The only American of those starting
who failed to qualify In the 800-metre
run was Thomas J. Halpln. of the Bos
ton Athletic Club. The following Amer
icans survived the test in the 800-metre
David L. Caldwell, Horbert N. Put
nam, John Paul Jones, Clarence S. Ed
mundson. Ira N. Davenport. Harland
W. Holden. Melvln W. Sheppard, and
James A. Meredith.
The gumns were formally opened when
from the royal box at one end of tho
inclosure Glng Gustav personally greet
ed the .1,000 athletes as they marched
past him, five bands enlivening the pro
cession with a medley of national airs.
Twenty-six nations were represented,
and the Americans had fourth place
In the lino of march, yielding prece
dence thiough courtesy to the Scanda
nalans. The Initial content was the javelin
throwing, five nations competing. While
this was en the heralds announced the
first twenty-ono heats of the 100-meter
dash. The finals of this race will bu
run off tomorrow, and tho American
are certain that they will cinch the
victory tuner witn Clement P. Wilson,
of Coo College, Iowa, or Howard P.
Drew, thc colored runntr of the Spring
field. Mass.. high school. Thc Yankees
most feared Patching, a sprinter, from
The opening of the games was wit
nessed bv a crowd of bO.OoO people, tho
majority of the foreign visitors being
Alvah T. Merer, of the Iilsh.Amprimn
Athletic Club, won his heat In the pre
liminary hundred-meter dash.
Fights Are Expected
At Teachers' Meeting
CHICAGO. July 6. Two lively flshta
wero scheduled between thf. progres
sive and consijrvutlvy factions into
which thu 10,000 teachers of tin Na
tional Education y Asclatlon were
divided when their opening session was
etarted here today.
Mrs i;iu Flag Young, ruperinten-
di-nt of tho Chicago schools, and a pro
gressive leader, intenaid to put before
the association an amendment to tlu
constitution, und a proposal to admit
to full voting power about 6(0 teachers
who have Joined the organization within
the last two monthfl. A sttugglo was
expected at the outset.
Tho progressives deslro to place the
management of the organization In the
hands of tho a -tlvo members, und tako
considerable power from the board of
directors. Leading the fight against
the niopocd constructional change Is
Nicholas Murray Butler, president of
Headquarters of the Now York delo
gatlon were opered today to boost tlu
candidacy of Miss Grace C. Strachan
president of the Interborough Teachera'
Asboclatlon, for president of the as
sociation. Among tho speakers at next uek's
nesslons will be Dr. W. M. Davldsot.
Superintendent of Public Schools I i
Washington, D C P. P. Claxton,
United States commissioner of educa
tion and C R Ely, supervising princ
ipal at Washington, D. C. ,
THEORY IN DEATH
OF TWO WOMEN
Mrs. Mary E. Wehrkant, of the Rochelle
Apartment, and Her Daughter Katherine,
Found Lifeless in Rooms at Noon.
GAS FLOWING FROM OPEN JET;
DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED
With gas flowing from an open Jet and all tho cracks about the doors
and windows tightly calked with rags, Mrs. Mary B. Wehrkant, sixty
four yearB old, and her daughter, Miss Kathorine Wehrkant, thirty-six
years, wero found dead about 12 o'clock today in their apartment on tho
second floor of tho Rochelle, 1603 U street northwest.
Police who investigated thc deaths, say .there is no question but that
the gas was turned on Intentionally, but there was nothing to Indicate
whether or not it was a suicldo compact. On the other hand the police
are inclined, from tho positions of tho bodies to tho opinion that the
gas may have beon turned on by Miss Wehrkant without her mother's
knowledge. Tho older woman, dressed in her night clothes, was lying
on the bed as though she had been aBleep, while tho body of tho younger
one was found lying on tho floor ful ly dressed.
Related To the Knabes.
From a letter found In the apartment.
It Is believed that Mrs. Wehrkant was
an aunt of William Knabe, vice pres
ident of the Knabe Brothers Company,
piano manufacturer, of New York and
Cincinnati. This letter which was ad
dressed to "Dear Kate" was purly a.
personal letter and Inquired about "Aunt
Mary." U w-as signed by Mr. Knabe.
The odor of gas was first detected
about the apartment house by W. P.
Barnhart. an automobile dealer, who
occupies an apartment next to the one
In which the Wehrkants lived. The
odor became so strong that Mr. Barn
hart became suspicious that romethlng
was wrong and notified the Janitor. The
Janitor, unable' to get Into the apart
ment, telephoned the real estate agents,
who, In turni notified the police, but It
was"Tnarly noon before an officer reach
ed thc building.
Finding the door of the Wehrkant
apartment locked. Bicycle Policeman
V. E. Holmes, crawled along the ledge
on the outside of the second story of
the building until he reached an un
fastened window of the Wehrkant
apartment. When he opened the door
of the bed room thc gas was so strong
that he was nearly overcome and It
was with difficulty that he managed to
turn off the flow of gas from the Jet
and get the windows opend. A hurry
call was sent to Freedman's Hospital,
and Dr. E S. Tyson, who responded
In the ambulance, pronounced both
Cracks Carefully Closed.
Headquarters was notified and Detec
tive Piatt was sent to the apartment to
aid the precinct men In their investiga
tion. There are two doors leading from
the bedroom In which tho two women
wero found dead. One of theno doors
leads to the living-room and the hall.
The cracks about the living room door
had been closed wth pieces ot cloth and
urticles of clothing on thc living-room
side. The hall door wac caulked in the
same manner, but the cloth and cloth
ing had been Inserted from tho bedroom
There are several gas Jets In the
room, but only one was opened. This
was turned on full. The Wehrkants
had been living In the apartment house
for about two years, but little was
known about them by other persons liv
ing In thc building.
There was a letter sealed and ad
dressed to Mrs. Ernest J. Knubc, Nor
wood, Ohio. This lotter, it Is believed,
was written last night by Mrs. Wehr
kant. The police did not open It.
In Need of Funds.
In a pocketbook were found three
slips of paper. Indicating that the couple
probably communicated with spiritual
ists relative to their financial condition.
The slips of paper contained these
"Will everything be all right?"
"Will Mr. Fabian Help?"
"Will I get any money from abroad?"
A pawn ticket for II on u necklace
and papers showing thjt a loan had
been negotiated on the furniture were
found Also there were several letters
containing hints of the financial embas
rasment of the two women, on letter
to either a friend or relative practically
seeking aid. Three dollars was discov
ered by the polio In one purse, while
fl was found In a handbag.
STRIKE IN FIRE ROOM
KEEPS LINER AT DOCK
Steamer Philadelphia Unable To
Leave New York As
NEW YORK, July 6. The Bteamer
Philadelphia, of the American lino,
which was due to salt for Southamp
ton, Chcrburg, and Plymouth today,
was delayed by a strlko of Ptokerf. and
tual puasi'is. Juit before bIio wus dus
tf, iviHt off the dcljirata or tho llnltnl
Transport Workers' Federation walked
iibourn ami orum-eu jne pun to nun
wik. N.-arly all responded, leaving
the boiler room anl i,olng ashore nt
There were 100 passengers In the Phlla
dclohlA's fihui. IflVlals of the ln-j
immedlatilv beu-in the work of round
ing up a new fire room force.
WHITE STAB LINER
OFF ELLIS ISLAND
Steamer Run on Mud Flats
to Avoid Collision With
NEW YORK. July 6,-The great White
Star liner Olympic went aground In the
Upper Bay, near Ellis Island, this after
noon when forced to change her course
to avoid running down the steam yacht
The liner grounded at flood tide, but
was not In a dangerous position. Tho
bottom where the Olympic struck is
mud and not rack. Tugs were sent to
her assistance and an effort made to
haul her back Into tho channel.
Unless thu big liner Is fioated within
a short time it will probably be im
possible to get her off until the next
flood tide, which will be at midnight.
Because she grounded at high tide
there was a distinct possibility that part
of her cargo might have to be lightered
before she could be floated.
STOLE CLOTHING SO
SHE COULD GET JOB
Pretty Girl Tells Police - Judge
Story of Struggle in
Plainly show In jt evldercea of a night
in a police station, nineteen-year-old
Elizabeth Prince, prettv and evidently
tf re.spectabli) family, who told the po
lice she canv- to Washington from 'W cat
Virginia, ploadod gulltv In a whisper
in tho I'ollcv Court today to stealing
fome dri" oods from Mrs. Robert i
Truitt, with whom she Loarded.
"I wanted to have a drees so I could
go out and et a position." tho girl
told tlv3 court between sobs.
Witness testified that tho girl had
hem In tho cltv about a week, and that
she went out dilly to reek employment,
hut up to this time had been unsuccess
ful. Judge Pugh deferred pronouncing sen
tence on the girl and ordered Probation
Officer Musslo to investigate her case
und n'port tj him the findings. In
event tho story of the girl in true she
will probablv bo sent bock to her home
In West Virginia.
WILL NOT REPLY
Declines To Answer Report Senate
Received From Bureau
BOSTON. Mass., July 6. Tho Ameri
can Woolen Company will not reply to
the report to the Senate by the Federal
Bureau of Labor on Its Investigation of
labor conditions In the textile nulls of
Lawrence, Mass., where Industrial
Workers of the World scored a signal
victory In higher wages for the 30,000
mill operatives aft'er a sensational ten
"Tho Federal Bureau's reporU made
no recommendations," said one of the
American Woolen Company officials to
day, "and, therefore, there Is nothing to
do about U. It Is a closed Incident "
The American Woolen Company owns
the largest mills In New England and is
the controlling factor In the wool in
dustry of the East.
Twenty-five Thousand Gov
ernment Employes Get
MANY LEAVE CITY
FOR NEARBY RESORTS
Movement Has Spread Over Prac
tically the Entire United
Nothing to do until Monday morn
ing. More than 25,000 Government
employes in executive departments
in Washington, excepting policemen,
watchmen and a few others whose
services could not be dispensed with,
quit work at noon today, under tho
summer half-holiday order. Under
the Executive order issued in 1909,
four hours work is deemed a full
day Saturday during July, August,
and September. Today is the first
holiday of the season.
If Congress wero not In session
more employes would bo taking their
ease this afternoon. But men under
Elliott Woods, superintendent of the
Capitol Building, who allows his men
to go only when there is nothing
to do, havo to work, as there is al
ways something to do when Con
gress is in session. The first Satur
day, however', on which the House
and Senate are not in session Woods
will let his employes off.
lyho Inconsiderate action jf Congress
in woi'klnifSu'tlng the vr.namer also
spoils the holiday plans of a part of
tho employes In the Library of Con
gress. There those who look after Con
gressional requests for books and those
In charge of the House and Senate
reading rooms remain on duty.
The holiday order does not affect the
delivery of mall and carriers and others
on whom the movement of mall depends
are kept to their task as closely as dur
ing the remainder of the year.
Saturday Is a day during the summer
on which employes are especially sure
to be at work. If they arrive on time
they get a half holiday; If they do not
appear they lose a whole day's pay.
It is a kind of two to ono shot and
the average employe will not stake a
whole day's pay against four hours of
Most of the thousands of clerks who
started on their holiday todav left their
desks at 1 o'clock, most of them going
o work at 9 o'clock. Workers In the
Treasury Departmeet got off ut noon
and others at 1 o'clock. Those em
ployed In the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing stopped at the stroke of 12.
From now on travel to nearby pleas
ure resorts will be greatly stimulated.
The Saturday half holiday practically
gives the employe two days of leisure
and there are scores of places near
Washington which he can reach Satur
day afternoon, to remain all day Sun-t
day and return In time to go to work
Morday morning at 9 o'clock.
The Executive order, issued in 1909,
was a rtcognltlon of a movement that
has spread over nearly tho entire coun
try. In every city certain stores close
Saturday afternoons and progress Is
being mado toward a less strenuous
commercial life during the hot summer
months. Most of the smaller cltls
throughout the country close up munici
pal business offices Saturday afternoon.
District employes are given the same
leave as other Federal employes.
Killed in Explosion.
NEWCASTLE - ON - TYNE. England,
July 6. Three men were killed outright
pnd twelvo others were Injured today In
an explosion which wrecked a portion
of the main colliery of the Barnsley
Company, at Barnsley, Yorkshire.
Grocer Pays Fine.
Charged with assaulting Mrs. Hen
rietta Franklin, colored. John W. Gib
son, a grocer.was lined J25 In the Police
Court today Testimony snowed that
Mrs. Franklin went to Gibson's store
to settle a bill, and was later, removed
to a hospital. Gibson testified that the
wntnnn hpr-nmfk itlEnrHurl v In lh. an.u
and he merely put her out.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at noon.
Final discussion over Lorlmer case is
entered on. Ousting of Lorlmer ex
pected. Credentials of new Senator from Nevada
Printing of report on Lawrence Btrike
Hqusq niet nt noon.
Si aker appoint committee to attend
funeral of Congressman Malby.
Rules fommlttee agrees to roport rulo
making privileged several measures,
including Beall anti-option bill to pro
hibit gambling in cotton futures.
Congressman Kent, California progres
le. nnnounc.x he will run for Con
cress .ndi pendent of primal
dloirnient te'een because of death of
Conf-t-skman CJoorgu R. Malby of