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Yesterday's Circulation, 45,600 WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1912.
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Lauds Iowa Senator for Con
sistent Stand for Progres
REPLIES TO ATTACK
BY GOVERNOR WILSON
Promises to Give Trusts More of
the "Abyssinian Treatment,"
Is He Is Elected.
By THEODORE TILLER.
KEOKUK, Iowa, Sept. 4. Speak
ing to 300 Progressives In the pub
lic Bquaro here today, Col. Theodore
Roosevelt welcomed Senator Cujn
mlns into the Progressive fold, and
said he was highly pleased to learn
of the attltudo of the Senator, who,
yesterday, declared his intention to
support Roosevelt and repudiate
"Senator Cummins has always
stood for the fundamental principles
for which the Progressives stand, but
he may differ with us In some essen
tial points," said the colonel. Ho re
ferred to the Senator's statement
that he believed in all the principles
espoused by the Progressives, say
ing: "In Lincoln's day, when he broke
away from the Whins there were
some who did not believe in all the
Republican party stood for, and it's
the same way today. Dut I don't see
how any man can differ with ua in
the principle of 'thou shalt not
"Don't ArgueSearch Him."
Tho crowd cheered and tho colonel
"I believe when anyone steals from
you, don't argue, but search him."
"There may be man who do not be
lieve this to bo a permanent move," tho
colonel exclaimed, referring; to Cum
mins' expressed opinion. "Well, I do,
whether I am right or wrong. The old
parties are rotten to the core. Now let
any man come with us this fall and he
will not go back In tho future. Once
with us they'll like our company and
stay with us."
Colonel Roosevelt repeated his "pleas
ure" at having Senator Cummins sup
port him, not alluding to tho Senator's
'assertion that he was against a third
party ticket In the State. The colonel
then took up the Progressive platform,
declaring he Intended to have Us prom
ises lived up to.
"If any candidate of ours breaks his
word to you I'll get out and beat him,"
he cried. "I wanted our platform to go
further, but I was anxious that thero
be no pledge In it that we could not
The 'W est seems to be warmlny up to
the colonel. At St. Louis lato yester
day he was accorded a great demonstra
tion as hi headed a parade of u hun
dred automobiles en route to the Bull
Moose convention, which had practically
suspended all business pending the ar
rival of the national Progressive can
didate. Makes Reply to Gov. Wilson.
At the convention hall he found Bull
Moose delegates worked Into a frenzy
of enthusiasm. There were a few col
ored delegates In the gathering, too,
and they cheered lustily and waved the
Bull Moose battlo flag, a bandanna
The colonel advised the convention
to put a full State ticket In the Held
and to fight all along the line for Pro
Mr. Roosevelt delivered the prin
cipal speech so far of his Western trip
at the Missouri convention. Much of It
was in reply to the speech of Governor
Wilson, in which the Democratic candi
date said he sympathized In his heart
with the things in the Progressive plat
form, but did not approve of the meth
ods for bringing about the reforms ad
vocated by the new party.
"Our sympathy for the program is
not only with our hearts; it is with
our heads and our hands, too," said
Colonel Roosevelt, in opening his ex
Leaving St. Louis at 7:40 last night,
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Unsettled tonight and Thursday; not
much cnange in temperature.
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12 noon 80
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1 p. m so
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, Today-High tide. 12:15 a. m and 1:06
it p. m.: low tide. ,:Z0 a. m. and 7:13 p. m
' e loiiiuuuw men nnn l-m m .,
2:06 p. m.; low tide, S.31 a.'m.' and &.U
Bun rises 6.20 Bun sets 6:23
What the Candidates Think of Vermont
Just what I expected,- only Mr, iYletzger did not get
nearly the full strength of the Progressive vote. Sixteen
thousand votes is a good start in September for a big vic
tory in November and it will be growing every minute for
the next two months. Vermont's voice will be heard clear
to the Pacific. Comment of Colonel Roosevelt.
D. S. OFFICIALS
Ensign Coman Takes War
ship in Nicaraguan
GOES ON LAUNCH
TO OBTAIN CRAFT
No Difficulty Experienced in Get
ting Crew to Surrender and
Go to Shore.
For the first time since the Spanish-American
war United States
forces and those of a foreign country
engaged In a naval engagement yes
terday in tho Gulf of Fonseca,
While the conflict was bloodlesB
and there were no shots exchanged,
the American forceB captured a gun- j
boat which the rebels had taken
from tho federal forces and had car
ried to the Gulf of Fcnseca to harass
the towns in that section.
The United States supply ships
Glacier and Prometheus followed the
rebels up the coast to the gulf, but
were unable to enter because of the
shallowness of tho water there
Takes Dozen Men.
Ensign Robert O. Coman. a native ot
Milwaukee, attached to the Glacier,
accordingly was ordered to take a de
tachment of twelvo men In a launch
and demand the surrender of the cap
tured gunboat. The young man and
his men equipped only with navy rifles
steamed up to the aide of tho rebel
vessel and in the name of the United
States demanded her surrender.
The robel commander of the vessel,
who evidently knew little of seaman
ship, leaned over the side of his ship
and was awed by the Americans. After
a moment's hesitation he agieed to
give up the ship provided that his men
were allowed to go ashore.
Enslg'i Coman agreed to thin pro
posal, took charge of the vessel ana
Balled out to the mouth of the harbor
and, escorted by the Prometheus ami
the Glacier, he sailed back to Corlnto.
Upon arrival today the gunboat was
turned over to tho federal forces in
According to dispatches received at
the Navy Department today from Rear
Admiral W. H. II. Southerland every
thing is quiet along the railroad from
Corlnto to Managua. All Americans In
the capital are safe. No word has been
received from the American colony in
The cruiser Colorado is due to arrive
at Corlnto with several hundred ma
rines tomorrow. When the Cleveland
si all have arrived at the first of next
week thero will be more than 2,100 ma
rines In Nicaragua.
Famine sufferers in Nicaragua were
given additional aid by the Red Cross
today when the society headquarters
here forwarded a check for $1,000 to the
American consul stationed at Managua.
RECALL IN NEW YORK
State Ticket Will Be, Selected
in Syracuse Con
vention. SYRACUSE, N. T.. Aug. 4Slate
maklng and platform-construction oc
cupied the attention of the advance
guard of the National Progressive party
State convention delegates in session
The latter operation was nearly com
plete when the resolution committee
Planks call for the repeal of the Levy
election law. an office group ballot, a
non-partisan judiciary. a State budget,
and the commission form of government
for cltleB. Tho only radical departure
from the national platform was a plank
demanding the Initiative, referendum,
and lecall In New York.
The slate makers, however are
against a more difficult proposition.
Those who are regaided as eminently
fitted to lead the New York State Pro
gressives have declined to run. but it
is believed that State Chairman William
H Hotchklss finally will be prevailed
upon to head the' ticket.
HI H Tl
Half of the Nations of the
World Represented in
TO MAKE SPEECH
Because of Sprained Ankle Chief
Executive Cannot Extend Wel
come to Delegates.
Despite the enforced absence of
President Taft, who, after coming jto'
Washington to greet tho eighth In
ternational Congress of Applied
Chemistry at Continental Hall, was
physically unable to carry out his
purpose, the first session opened with
a shower of compliments to Ameri
can geniuB from representatives of
half the nations of tho earth and ad
journed after a display of Interna
tional cordiality hardly matched by
a peace congress.
Prosldent Taft, on account of a
sprained ankle, waB unablo to stand
long enough to make a speech and
consequently deferred his personal
welcome to tho delegates until they
pay their respects at tho White
Houso this afternoon.
Dr. Nichols Acts.
Dr. W. H. Nichols, president of the
congress, acted for tho President and
welcomed the delegates both on behalf
of the PreMdcnt and Congress and
American chemlstB, colleges, and uni
versities. The responses to tho President's In
tended address were made according to
program with two exceptions. Prof.
Dlaz-Ossa, who was to respond on be
half of tho South American republics,
with about half of wnom. the United
States Is now having diplomatic tangles,
was not present, and Dr. H. W. Wiley,
chairman of the committee in charge of
local arrangements, was Introduced and
made a brief motion In response that
the governing board of the Daughters
of tho American Revolution bo thanked
for the use of the hall.
After an Invocation by the Rev. Ber
nard G. Braskamp, Dr. E. W. NoTley,
honorary president or tne congress,
made an address in which he said "that
the chemists of the United States had
an especial welcome for the delegates
from the four nations from whom had
sprung within the last hundred years
most of the science of chemistry.
Lavoisier: Dalton and the atomic
theory: Lelble and his contributions to
organic chemistry, and Avagadro and
the laws ot molecular weights, were
mentioned as representative scientists of
the four nations.
Up to America.
The study of chemistry and research
had to wait In America, said Dr. Nor
ley, upon the solution of the very mate
rial difficulties which confronted
pioneers On that account many men
who might have been chemists were
forced to turn to other fields. Tho other
nations have been the masters and
teachers of American chemists, he said,
and while the debt cannot be repaid, he
assured the declgates that If hospitality
would represent the Intention they
would feel America's gratitude.
Dr. Nichols said that the congress
was designed fcr co-operation and that
through tho Interchange ot ldean much
more could be accompllchcd thun by
Individual effort. Referring to the ago
of alchemy. Dr. Nichols said that an
other transmutation than that then
sought had been effected by modern
chemistry, ns useless things are now
transmitted to useful and have become
one of the gre.itest sources of wealth.
He expressed a word of appreciation
for President Taft. saying that the
congress would find In him a worthy
successor of the kings and princes
who have areetod previous congresses.
It was announced that twenty-four
volumes of the correspondence of the
congress have been printed and will
be distributed among delegates who
register at Columbia University. This
is considered to be one of the big
achievements of the congress in tho
last three years.
The discussions to be held in New
York will, through tho co-operation
of Thomas Edison, be recorded by
phonograph so that each address will
be recorded in the language in which
it Is made and with exactness.
Dr. Nichols mentioned the great prog
ress o' science in the lafct twenty-
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refused to make any comment.
Auto Crash Victim
JAMES H. NOLAN.
rhoto by Harris & Uwlng-.
Citizen of United States
Dangerously Wounded in
Tho American legation at Guatemala
City today was instructed by the Stato
Department to investlgato the murder
ous nssault on Dr. Luis Lazo Arriaga,
former minister to the United States
from Honduras and a naturalized Amer
ican citizen, who was attacked August
27 and received wounds which probably
will prove fatal.
The request for tho investigation came
from Antonio Lazo Arriaga, of New
York, a brother of the wounded man,
who believes tho former minister was
assaulted by guards at the palaco of
the President of Guatemala, Manual
Latin-American diplomats remaining
in Washington, friends of tho victim,
are deeply stirred by the affair, and are
much concerned in what the investiga
tion will disclose.
Dr. Arriaga was born in Guatemala,
but was forced to leave the country
shortly after he had taken a degree In
medicine. Ho was an aspirant for the
presidency. Fearing assassination, he
fled to Honduras.
In 1S0S he was appointed minister to
this country by the Honduran govern
ment, and held the office three years,
during which time he became an Amer
ican citizen. With his citizen's papers
in his pockets, and against tho advtco
of friends, ho returned to his native
country a few months ago to practice
Party Is Now in Control Follow
ing Victories in Legisla
BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4. Virtually
complete returns today from the pri
maries held yesterday show that the
Progressives swopt tho State, Thoy
have carried a majority of the Legis
lature districts, thus giving control of
the organization to the Roosevelt fac
tion. In the Congressional contests the
Taft faction has possibly split even, the
districts being about evenly divided bo
twecn Taft and Progressive candidates.
The result of the election makes It
certain that the names of the Rooxevelt
electors will go on the regular Presiden
ORDERED TO PROBE
!RD ROUS ATTACK
The returns are highly gratifying. You know when
the Democrats merely hold their own in Vermont it is en
couraging, but when they not only hold their own but gain
as they did yesterday you can be sure it means business.
Comment of Woodrow Wilson.
AS CAR UPSETS
Machine Crashes Into Dirt
Pile and Occupants Are
LANTERNS ARE LATER
FOUND IN THE WRECK
Driver Loses All Control and Car
Is Demolished Victims Re
moved to Hospital.
Fivo men nnrrowly escaped death
today when the automobile of James
H. Nolan, tho young son of John H.
Nolan, tho builder, In which they
wore riding at a high rate of speed,
turned completely over In Georgia
avenue, near Upshur street north
west. All were moro or less serious
ly hurt. Tho Injured aro:
Matthew Trimble, jr., thirty-seven
years old, of 1320 Rhode Island ave
nue northwest; cut and bruised about
tho body and legs.
Harry W. Ransdoll, thirty-two
years old, a clerk In the Postofllce
Department, living at 3120 Thir
teenth street northwest; left leg
James H. Nolan, twenty-two years,
of 2142 Wyoming avenue northwest,
owner and operator of tho car; badly
bruised hip and posslblo Internal In
juries. Ralph E. Wilcox, twenty-nine years
old, a clerk in the Pension Office, liv
ing at 2610 University place north
west; back and spine Injured and cut
about the head.
Bernard M. McCulllns, forty years
old, a bartender, of 354 I street
southwest; lacerations of head and
Occupants Hurled Aside.
All five are in tho Emergency Hos
pital, where thev were taken in the
automobile of Charles T. May, of 1369
arkwood place northwest, who hap
pened to be passing. Trimble, tho doc
tors said, would bo able to leave the
hospital this afternoon, while the others
will bo confined there for several days.
The accident occurred about 1 o'clock
this morning, and was caused by young
Nolan, who was driving the car, falling
to see a pllo of dirt In Georgia avenue,
Justnorth of Upshur street, which had
been left there by workmen employed
by the District. Not only were there
several red lanterns on the dirt, it Is
said, but the extra precaution had been
taken of roping It off.
That the automobile was being driven
at a terrific rate of speed is Indicated,
the police say, by the fact that the car
zlz-zagged nearly 100 feot alone Geor
gia avenue after striking the dirt pile
before It turned over. The brakes
proved ineffective, because of the mo
mentum, and Nolan lost control of the
The automobile was demolished. The
body was torn and split to pieces, and
the mechanism was literally converted
to a pile of scrap. Those who were in
the automobile regard It as remarkable
that all were not fatally Injured or
killed. As tho machine went over the
occupants were hurled to the side of the
road und were not caught under the
Lanterns Found in Wreck,
The police say that the rope, posts,
and lanterns that had surrounded the
dirt pile were carried along by tho
autohioDiio and were found in tne wreck.
The automobile was of the runabout
type. There were three persons on the
front seat, while two were sitting on
the "deck" behind. Nolan said the ac
cident was due to one of tho other men
suddenly ratBlng his arm to catch his
hat, blinding him Just as he was about
to turn out to avoid tho dirt pile. Be
fore the man got his arm down the
machine hit the obstruction.
The party had been spending the
evening at the club house of the Auto
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TO WIN RACE
Oregon Senator Pledges
Himself to Work for
HIS OWN STATE IS
Declares Primaries Throughout
Country Proved Bull Moose
Senator Dourno of Oragon an
nounced today that he will support
Colonel Roosevelt for tho Presidency,
because the former President Is the
choice of the great majority of the
His statomtnt Is as follows:
"In my campaign for selection be
fore the people of 'Oregon, In' 1900,
I pledged myself among other thiag3
to work for Roosevelt's nomination
for a second elective term.
Would Have Won.
"I did my utmost, carrying on a
campaign for many months, and, but
for his unte-conventlon statement that
he would decline the nomination, I
would have succeeded In nominating
him. Had he been nominated In 190S
he would have been elected.
"The Republicans of Oregon as well
as of every other Presidential primary
State, except Wisconsin, selected him
as their choice for President this year.
In People's Choice.
"These Presidential primary returns
clearly indicate that Colonel Roosevelt
Is the choice of tho great majority of
tho Republican party, and certainly was
of Oregon, hence I, being the originator
of the Presidential Dreference law, shall
support Colonel Roosevelt for tho Presi
dency In the November election."
STAR FOR GOVERNOR
Republican Factional Fight May
Keep Party Out of Field There
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 4.-Judgo John
C. Karel. former Wisconsin football
star, Is today Democratic nominee for
the governorship of Wisconsin. Anti
La Follettc Republicans aided In his
nomination, defeating Adolph J.
Schmltz. Republicans were so active on
both Bides of tho Democratic quarrel
that it is doubtful whether there will bo
a Republican ticket in the field this fall.
The State law requires that a party at
a primary must poll at least 10 per cent
of Its vote at the preceding election to
hold Its onranlzatlnn. TtotnrnR tnrinv
indicate that tho Republicans may have
failed to do thl.s.
Tho ficht centered on La Fnllnttn Vi,
antls flocking to the Democrats In or-
ner to oreaK tno noia of his faction in
Held for Receiving
Charged with tecelvlng stolen goods,
Annlo Coleman, colored, ot 00 aPrkar
Htrcot, waived heailng In tho Police
Court today and was held under J500
ball for tho action of tho grand Jury.
Less than a week ago, a daughter of
tho woman, Minnie Coleman, waa ar
raigned on a chargo of theft in the Ju
venile Court, and was sent to an Indus
trial Institution for one year.
Justice Wright Returns
From Father's Bedside
Justice Daniel Thew Wright, of (Ue
District Supreme" Court, returned to
Washington today from Cincinnati,
Ohio, where he was called hist week
because of the dangerous illness of his
father, Judge Dan Thew Wright.
Justice Wright says that his father,
who Is eighty-eight years old. Is much
improved. He will leave this afternoon
for Oakley, Md., his summer home, to
Join bis family.
0 IS T
UP III VERMONT
First Time Republicans Fail
to Win in Presiden
Progressives Made Enormous
Gains, and Roosevelt Has Chance
for Electoral Vote.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 4. For
tho first time in tho history of tho
State, In an election preceding tho
Presidential one, the regular Repub
lican party of Vermont, has failed
to obtain a majority of tho votes caBt,
Tho Progressives, who brought about
this result, were jubilant today when
they awoko to go over figures of yes
They had cut tho Republican ma
jority materially. Their candidate
for governor, with an organization
far from complete, had polled a vote,
which, when all returns have come
In, will reach nearly 16,000.
Present revised returns with but
fourteen small towns missing, give,
for governor: Allen M. Fleteher, Re.
publican, 25,072; Harlan B. Howe,
Democrat, 19,472; tho Rev. Frazer
Metzger, Progressive, 15,070. In 1910,
the missing towns gave 1,486 Repub
lican votes, and 486 Democratic ones.
Roosevelt Has Chance.
Vermont's total vote 1b figured as:
Flctcliei, 26,100; we, S.100, and Mctz
gar, -16,350, if the vote from tho missing
towns is proportionate.
The Republican candldato for lieuten
ant governor admits Colonel Roosevelt
now has a fighting chance for the elec
toral, vote in November. The strength
of the new party haB grown so rapidly
during tho short campaign that ex
perienced politicians thought it might
head the Republican vote In the two
months before the national election.
Because Progressives and Democrats
won all the honors, the election for
governor will now be thrown into the
Legislature. Allan M. Fletcher, tho
Republican candidate, probably will bo
choson there. Local conditions caused
the election of a Republican majority
In the Legislature.
It Is expected that tho Republicans
will have a substantial majority In tho
Legislature, although thero are nearly
eighty-one townB yet to report on the
ote for representatives.
Moose Vote a Feature.
The strength of the Progressive vote
was the feature of the election.
Tho Democrats also increased their
vote over two years ogo. The falling
oft In the Republican vote was marked.
Indications were that a great part of
the defection went to the Progressives,
although the Democrats also gained,
and a few of the Republican votes went
to the Prohibition ticket.
Political observers also claimed the
result In Vermont indicates an overturn
of the Republican national administra
tion. Despite the fact that the Republican
candidate for governor and his Stato
ticket received a large plurality of tho
votes cast, the fact stood out that Ver
mont had at last given a majority
against the regulur Republican ticket.
That was enough to stir the wholo
Stato and interest the nation.
Result Is Sensational.
Such a result was. In fact, sensational
in Vermont, where Republican tickets
havo been elected year In and year out
as regularly as they were put up.
The country districts were the strong
hold of the regular Republicans, but
tho country could not bo reached by
the Progressives' campaign, which was
conducted without the efficient organi
zation of tho old party. Had the Pro
gressives been able to form an organi
zation comparing at all with that of
tho regular Republicans, thero Is no
do.ubt that the vote of the party which
has held power so long, would have
been much decreased.
"It means Roosevelt will carry Ver
mont In November."
This was the interpretation pro
nounced today by Senator Clapp of
Minnesota on tho Vermont election. Ho
has Just returned rrom campaigning
Senator Clapp, who Is an ardent Pro
gressive, declared that unstinted organi
zation work would be dono in Vermont
from now to election.
"The result in tho State, casting 16,000
votes, was a wonderful triumph for tho
Progressiva party," said he. "It waB
accomplished by only a few days' cam
paigning, and with no chance for organ
isation. Now, everybody will get to
work and organization will be carried
on for the next two months. There is
no question to my mind Roosevelt will
carry tho Stato In November. Many of
the men who voted for Fletcher had
pledged themselves long before It was
known how the situation would develop.
They were In honor bound to support
the Republican Stato ticket, but wore
"The Vermont result will encourage
tho Progressives all over the country "
"Do you believe Roosevelt will be
"Of course, with the South Democratic,
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