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Yesterday's Circulation, 48,618.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 8, 1912.
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SELECTION OF WOMEN
IS A HARD PROBLEM
Members of National Committee
Hold Long Session With the
CHICAGO, Aug. 8. Colonel Roose
velt left Chicago this afternoon for a
short rest at his home before begin
ning the most strenuous campaign of
his career. Before leaving he had a
final conference with Governor
Johnson, of California, his running
mate on the Progressive ticket.
Members of the national commit
tee held a long session and were In
conference with the two candidates
for Beveral hours. All of them are
enthusiastic over the convention
which wound up Its work late yes
terday. Dixon Chairman.
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, of Mon
tana, assumed his new duties today
as chairman of the national commit
tee, He was unanimously chosen at
a preliminary meeting of the commit
tee last night. Former Gov. J. Frank
Jin Fort of Now Jersey, Is vice chair
man, and Oscar K. Davis, manager of
the Roosevelt primary camPdlRUi, is
Jollification and serious buslnoss
were mixed today by the Progressive
leaders. Beforo the national com
mittee resumed Its session at 11
o'clock, Colonel Roosevelt and Gov
ernor Johnson held a reception for
the members of the convention noti
They also had many photographs
taken. Colonel Roosevelt sat for one
with four North Dakotans, with whom
he was In the cattle business In 1883
at Medor, N. D. They were A. "W.
Merrlfleld, S. M Ferris K. ,W. Mayen.,
and Joseph Ferris, all delegates to
the convention. Mrs. Roosevelt re
ceived several of the women dele
gates. Colored Southern Progressives today
said they had made a deal with Senator
Dixon whereby they will bo given plac
es on the executive committees of their
States. With this promise from Dixon,
the colored men said their constitu
ents would line up for Roosovelt and
xne .progressive party.
Selection of four women members
of the national committee was a dif
ficult problem facing tho national
committee today. Their places as
honorary committee members were
fixed by a new rule adopted by the
convention. Prominently mentioned
for places were MIbs Jane Addams, of
Chicago, and Miss Elizabeth Dabney,
o)f California. They are expected to
line up the suffragette vote for the
new party and will see real service
as nolltlcal man n Brers.
A main, central headquarters, orob
ably at Chicago, with several branches,
are planned for the Progressives. A
Southern branch office possibly two Is
Headquarters also are planned at New
York, Atlanta, San Francisco, and, pos
sibly Portland, Ore. Medlll Mccor
mick and Col. Chauncev Dewey, of
Chicago, will be In charge of the main
Chicago office. Harry F. Cochems. of
Wisconsin, will also assist, A pretentious
campaign in the South, scheduled to bo
led by Col. John M. Parker, of New
Orleans, and Col. Cecil Lyon, of Texas.
Governor Johnson will be followed In
"Dixieland" by Colonel Roosevelt In ex
tensive campaign totirs.
Roosevelt and Johnson todav discuss
ed their stumping plans. Thev have
practically agreed that Governor John
son shall spend most of his time In the
East, while Roosevelt tours the West.
Forty States will be visited, howover, by
Roosevelt, with one main speech In each
State, eliminating tall-end train per
formances. Governor Johnston had not decided to
Bay whether he will resign as governor
of California to devote all of his time
to the Progressive fight. Callfornlans
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FORECAST I'OR THE DISTRICT.
Probably showers tonight and Friday.
Ut much change In temperpturo.
V S. BUREAU.
R a. m 66
9 a. m , 71
JO a. m 75
11 a. m 76
12 noon 79
1 p. m 79
2 p. m SO
8 a. m 71
9 a. m...X 76
10 a. m 78
11 a m 81
12 noon 87
1 p. m 89
2 p. m 90
Today High tide. 3:11 a. m. and 3:36
p. m.; low tide. 10.04 a. m. and 9.55 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 413 a. m. and
4:43 p, m.; low tide, 11.03 a. m. and 11:05
6un rlaea 6.05 Sun sets 7.03
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CHILDREN A WEEK
Reports of Superintendents
Show Number Playing
More than 23,000 children, an average
of nearly 4,000 por day. were on the ten
playgrounds and 'one recreation center
In Washington last week, according to
figures compiled from superintendents'
reports at the headquarters of the Play
grounds Assoclalton today. This week
was slightly (arger than others during
the BummeV, but is considered a good
Index to ths demand that exists for
play spaces for children.
Tether ball Ib easily the most popular
amusement provided for children. There
Is a subtle fascination In hitting at a
ball tied to a post, which Is sure to come
back when hit and which does not hide
Itself In Inconvenient places as do ten
nis and baseballs.
From superintendents' reports 4,777
children played at tether ball during the
week. Baseball was second In attrac
tiveness, 3,H3 children playing. Ring
games, the kind that may be' played
without apparatus of any kind, were
next in attractiveness with 2,941 play
and croauet was a close fourth with
ine children plaing other games are
recorded in number as follows: Tennis,
1,480; volley ball, 1,794; races and Jump
ing, 9S9; quiet games, 8S4; Industrial
work, 717;- story telling, 490; wading
pool, 916; library circulation, 244; net
ball. 33: folk dancing. 483: kindergarten.
152;. basket ball, 378, leaving the
grousas to go swimming, 49o.
The Georgetown play space attract
ed the most children while the Mt.
Pleasant playground. Fourteenth and
Park road, was second In Importance.
Most of the children are very small
folk and this may account for the
relative unpopularity of some of the
more complicated games.
SPEECH OF WILSON
PRAISED BY BRYAN
Nebraskan Says It Is Admirable
And Should Please the
NEW YORK, Aug. 8. The Democratic
national campaign headquarters here to
day received the following telegram
from William J, Bryan, In Lincoln:
"Governor Wilson's speech of accep
tance Is admirable. It Is original in Its
treatment of the Issues of the campaign,
and I am sure that It will Impress the
Champ Clark's opinion of the Wilson
Bneech was that It "was a masterly
literary effort, and ought to please the
Gov. Thomas R. Marshall, of Indiana.
today visited headquarters and left this
Afternoon for Spring Lake, N. J after
announcing that ho would make four
speeches this month la Maine, at the
request or uovernor fiajsiea.
Accused of Alienating
Affections of Wife
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 8. John
Shaw, a sixty-year-old furniture mer
chant of Cambridge, was today mado
the defendant In a $25,000 alienation
suit, when an attorneyactlng for Fred
click W. Cope of thlB city filed suit In
the office of the Cambridge clerk of
the court, alleging that the aged mer
chant 1h? stolen the affections of
Copes twenty-seven-year-oid wife.
Consider Excise Bill.
The citizens' committee of the Y. M
C. A. will meet at St, Paul's Lutheran
Church, Eleventh and II streets north
west, tomorrow night to consider the
Jouea-Works excise bllL
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Scenes In B. & O.
Upper Pictures Show How Cars Crashed All the Way Through the Railroad Offices and Engineer D. J. Col
lins. The Lower One Gives
PASS DESPITE FIGHT
Predicted President Taft Will
Veto Bill If Sent
The conference report on the legisla
tive appropriation bill, which contains
a clause limiting the tenure of Govern
ment clerks to seven, years, was called
up In the House this afternoon. Follow
ing the adoption of the conference re
port br the Benate It was conceded that
the House would take Blmtlar action to
day. Nevertheless. Congressmen Glllett,
Gardner, and other Republicans are pre
pared to tight tho seven-years' tenure
clause to the limit, and the Democratic
conferees expected a verbal battle when
thev presented the conference report.
Debate on the report was delayed pend
ing the reading of the lengthy statement
of the House managers regarding the
515 amendments addod to the bill by
Those who are opposed to the seven-year
tenure for Government em
ployes In all of the departments In
the District privately express the
opinion that the President will veto
the legislative bill because of this
provision and also possibly because
of the section abolishing the com
As the debate opened In the House,
however. It was apparent that the
Government clqrks tap expect no re
lief from the lower body of Congress
regarding the seven-year tenure, and
that plans were laid for adopting the
Will Enter Teams.
Kansas City, Mo., and Hazleton, Pa.,
expect tn enter Boy Scout teams In
the competitive tournament which will
be held In connection with the Con-
L press of Hygiene .and Demography
earlv In Septomber, Teams will also
be entered from New York, Philadel
phia, Baltimore, and Chicago aa well
Yards After Crash of Two
an idea of the Damage Done to the
TWO PERSONS DEAD,
Passenger Train on the N.
Y., N H., & H. Leaves
BOSTON, Aug. 8. Two persons were
killed and 100 Injured In a wreck on the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
railroad at Andrews square. South Bos
ton, today. The dead and Injured were
brought Into the So'uth station.
Tho second coach from the locomotive
caught fire Immediately after the wreck
and fire apparatus was hurried from!
Andrews square. It was feared that
several of the passengers might b
burned In the wreck. One woman pas
senger was hurled through tho window
of the flrBt coach. She was Injured
about the arms and suffered from
shock. The train left the- tracks near
the Crescent avenuo station In South
Boston and hurled Itself Into a mud
Tho dead are Engineer Terrlll, of
South Bihlntree. and Fireman Camp
bell, of Cohasset.
Two of the passenger coaches left
the track and were overturned. Th
train was Inbound from Cohasset and
Bralntree by way of West Qulncy and
was an express train from Atlantic.
MM FOUNDATION IN
THE OHIO LETS GO
Heavy Loss As Result of Accident
GALLIPOLJS, Ohio, Aug. 8. The con
crete foundation of Dam 26, built by the
Government near here and recently
placed In operation, let go today, and
all of the pass where steamboats go
through was washed away. The loss
will be J350.000. It will require one year
to rebuild the property, which originally
This dani'was built In less time than
any ever before constructed.
ONE HUNDRED H R
Freight Trains Today.
Cars and Their Contents.
IS GIVEN TO BRIGGS
New Jersey Senator Award
ed Position Marty
The Senate Committee on Committees
of tho Republican side of the Senate
at a meeting decided on a number of
appointments to committees. Senator
Brlggs, of New Jersey, a faithful ad
herent of the Old Guard, was put on
the District of Columbia Committee to
All the place left vacant by the ousting
The ousting of Lorimer left a number
of vacancies on committees to be filled
and there woro other assignments to be
made for various reasons. Senator Mc
Lean resigned from Claims, Senator
Works from the Committee on Expendi
tures In the War Department, Senator
Polndcxter from tho chairmanship of
Minos and Mining, and Senator Jones
from the chairmanship of Fisheries.
Senator Massey, tho new Senator from
Nevada, was appointed chairman of
Mines and Mining, and placed on the
Agriculture, Claims, Coast Defenses,
Expenditures In tho Department of
Commerce and Labor, Pacific Islands,
and Porto Rico, and Private Land
Senator Polndoxter was made chair
man of the Committee on Pacific Islands
and Porto Rico; works, chairman of
Fisheries, and Jones, chairman of Irri
gation. Bcnator La Follotte went to the Inter
state Commerce Committee, a place ho
Senator Oliver was nut on Appropriations-
Kcnyon on the Philippines; Town
send on Postof flees; Catron on Military
Affairs; Fall on Irrigation and on
Mines and Mining, and Burton, and
Gronna on National Banks.
Boy Scouts Coming.
Forty-five Boy Scouts from Burling
ton, N. J., will visit Washington during
the last week In August, according to
Information received today by Scout
Commissioner E 8. Martin The boys
wll Upend their time here sight seeing.
BILL JO AUTHORIZE
Proposed System to Extend
From Station to Meridian
Senator Johnston of Alabama Intro
duced In the Senate today a bill to In
corporate thp .CopiU.rClty Subway
Company, and "to 'etith'orUe the con
struction ofgjj suljrnv STBtem.wjlrjd 'h
connection ',wltlrit L surface' iystenfbf
street railways In this city.
The Incorporators in the bill are Her
bert F. L. Allen, Joseph A. Burkart,
H. H. Lurton, Jr., Charles H. Rldenour,
Charles E. Breckons, and Charles L.
The subway system authorized In the
measure Is to extend from the Wash
ington Terminal Station south on Dela
ware avenue to the Capitol grounds,
then to Pennsylvania avenue, along the
Avenue to Treasury street, north to
Vermont avenue, and thence to Thomas
circle, westerly and northerly aroundi
the circle, and north on Fourteenth
street to Meridian street.
A surface electric line Is authorized
beginning from tho terminus of the
proposed subway at Meridian street,
thence going to Sixteenth, thence north
westerly to Eighteenth, and along
Eighteenth to Blagden avenue, through
Rock Creek Park to Albemarle street
and Llnnean avenue, on Thirty-second
to Keokuk and Nebraska avenvfes, and
along Thlrty-thrd to Western sjvenue.
The bill provides that the construction
of the subway shall begin ln twelve
months from the time of the organiza
tion of the company, and shall be com
pleted In four years. Construction of
tho surface line is to be begun In five
years (rom time of organization of the
company, and be completed In three
The company is authorized to charge
5 cents a fare, and required to sell six
ticketB for a quarter. The Bubway sys
tem Is to bo a double-track system.
The capitalization of the company Is
not fixed In dollars, but at 200,000 shares.
These are not given a nominal par
Provisions for regulation br the Inter
state Commerce Commission are made.
Tho allowable return on the capital Is
specified to be 10 per cent, and a pro
vision is made for distributing at the
end of a term of years one-half the
surplus to the employes of the company,
and giving half to the Treasury of the
W. GOULD BR0KAW
SUED FOR DIVORCE
Wife of New York Millionaire
Names Three Actresses In
NEW YORK, Aug. 8. It became
known today through a court order-that
Mrs. Mary Blair BroUaw, whose separa
tion suit against W. Gould Brokaw In
1910, was filled with sensations, has
filed suit In Nassau county for absolute
divorce. Three co-respondents, all
actresses, were named by Mrs. Brokaw.
The Brokawa were married In Septem
ber, 1007, and the separation Bult was
started two years ago, when the young
wife was granted ?16,000 a year alimony.
This Is the second time that the mil
lionaire clubman has been the defend
ant In a divorce action, his first wife,
who was Miss Leonce Coudert, having
divorced him in Rhode Island.
Katherlne Polllon brought a breach
of promise suit against Brookaw several
years ago, asking 1250,000, and It was
said then that the action was com
promised for $30,000.
THREE MEN HURT
Property Loss of $50,000 to
the Baltimore and
DAMAGE IS DONE
TO SCORE OF CARS
Failure of Airbrakes to Work Re
sponsible for Crash in
With tho force of an avalanche a
runaway train of thirty freight cars
smashed Into another freight train of
equal length at the Baltimore and '
Ohio freight yards thlB morning, In
juring three men, driving two cars
clear through the office building of
the company, and causing damage
estimated at $50,000. Tho injured in
this, one of the most peculiar acci
dents in the history of railroads In
this vicinity, are:
J. A. Daniels, fireman, 605 I Btreet
northeast; leg badly Crushed; con
K. D. Fox, rate clerk, 9ll First
street northwest; ,head nn!v scalp
Jiadbrcut r leg masso? bruises. "
Paul K. Lee, Tenth Street north
east; bones broken In shoulder and
ankle; head bruised.
AH Will Recover.
All three probably will recover, It was
stated this afternoon at the Providence
Hospital, where Daniels Is, and the
Casualty, to which Lee and Fox were
The accident occurred shortly after
6 o'clock this morning, when a train of
loaded freight cars backed at mldnlgnt
Into a siding at Rhode Island avenuo
and T street, a mile from tho freight
office, broke away, and ran down grade
through the yards. Gathering mo
mentum evcrj- second, this train liurled
Itself Into the engine of the freight
train Btandlnc beside tho freight shed
of the Baltimore and Ohio Company at
Florida and New York avenues north.
east. In an instant the terrific force
of the blow had communicated itself
through tho length of the standing
train, and at the nar mil nf m
cars were Jammed straight through the
omce Dunaing. so that the first car
emerged nearly Its whpie length on the
Have Narrow Escape.
Three employes slttlnc in thn freight
office escaped death by the narrowest
or margins, while Daniels, tho fireman
of the engine at the front of the stand
ing train, had an even more desperate
flirtation with death. He was pinned
in the wreckage for more than an hour.
For half, a mile at intervals the col
lision wrought havoc. At one end is
the freight office, in which two freight
cars He crosswise. The freight office
runs north and south Its greatest
length, and the cars rammed into Its
side from the east and came out on the
western side. Up the track from the
freight office past the long freight
shed, which runB at right angles to the
office building, 1b car after car more
or less damaged. Some had been
knocked Into little pieces, others have
had their bodies and trucks wrenched
apart; some have only the castings
broken, and some escaped Injury alto
gether. Telescoping and buckling, arid all tho
other sorts of ruin which mighty train
collisions occasion, happened In this
For more than an hour and a quarter
Daniels, the fireman, lay pinioned be
tween tho engine and the boiler of the
train struck by the "runaway." The
man's leg was almost mashed off by the
pressure of the iron and steel frVme
work about It. He did not lose con
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IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at 10 o'clock.
Resumes consideration of Panama car
Bill Introduced to Incorporate Capita!
City Subway Company.
Senator Gallinger tntn-ducea bill to al
low assessor to cancel pergonal taxes
more than five years old.
Early adjournment talk la current
Numerous changes, In Senate com
House met at noon..
Conference report on agricultural ap
propriation bill adopted.
Consideration of conference report on
legislative appropriation bill begun.
Patents Committee presented report on
Oldfleld bill to amend the pateat laws.