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Fair Tonight a d Saturday
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1915.
PRICE ONE CENT.
ARE BARRED BY
IN BARNES SUIT
Colonel's Defense Runs Into
Brick Wall of Legal Obsta
cles Through Decisions By
John A. Hennessy and H. H.
Vreeland Both Kept From
i Giving Testimony to Aid
By BOND P. GEDDES.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., April 30.
Colonel Roosevelt's defense of
William Barnes, jr.'s libel suit to-
, uay ran uuu uuv.r . , -&-
Rebuff followed rebuff for the
colonel in rulings of Justice
Andrews, excluding testimony
offered by the defendant.
A procession of witnesses was
presented by the defense to sup
port Roosevelt's charges.
Three rulings by Justice An
drews today were regarded as
serious reverses for the defendant.
John A. Hennessy, former
Governor Sulzer's graft prober,
' called to tell of graft, corruption
-j;;g''V-.i..jJ.:i,iA'-.Vvy'-l'rcrr7' . .
and investigations in the -States
government, was not allowed to
answer a single question. The
judge held his testimony imma
terial. , ANOTHER SET BACK.
Another set-back for Roosevelt was a
ruling preventing II. II. Vreeland, for
mer president of the Metropolitan street
Railway Company, from telling of bi
partisan campaign contributions of his
'1 he judge held such testimony was In
admlssable unless Barnes knew of the
btlll another iover.se was a ruling that
the bare fa'ct that Democrats and Re.
publicans voted together to defeat the
Hughes direct pi imary bill, was not of
Itself evidence of the corruption
This shut out more testimony.
Former Senator HInmau supported
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TO ISSUE WARRANTS
Informations Against Licensees
Alleged To Be Operating in
Violation of Law Filed.
Fourteen Informations against liquor
llronses alleged to he operating In
violation of the Jones-Works excise
law, inrludlnK a prominent club and
Apartment hoiif-e w ci c filed In th.' Po
lice Court todH liv Francis IT Stephens,
Assistant Corpointlon Counsel
The names of Hie al'egril offence-",
Mr Stephens snld. will not be made
public until after the warrants are
Today's action mi the part of tho of
fice of the Corp islnn ''oumel is thp
beginning of a e- .il 1'nttle which s not
expected to end until It reaches the
Court of A ppea It
Test cases will be ui.wle if nil the
various questions iiised b the Ant!
Paloon League In its leieut leiter to
the Excise Board dnntnndlng the revo
cation of prutlrnllv one-third of Die
t-aloon licenses In Mi" Dlstrh t
The league maintains that the board
Is without authority to ,T!"Ult liquor
licenses to clubs or apartment houses In
residential districts, that s;loons are
operated within lnn feet of schools and
plaies of religious worship, nnd that bar
rooms arc permitted in hotels having
Ws than flft moms It is contended
a'so that the maintenance of wholesale
liquor establishment In residential dis
tricts is permitted In violation of the
The, excise boaid in replv lo the de
mand of the Anti Saloon League, stated
that It was without authority to revoke
licenses. which It believed had been
granted with aulliorltv of law, and sug
gested thai tho.o who viewed the sit
uation dlfferentlv hud recourse In the
The prosecution will be conducted bv
slstani Ciirpor nion ('oiinsp' Stephens
It n prnbuble the' Inn trials w III be rie.
osndeil I the i'..rns,., Hnd tbnt the
eiit re ivnll. ef i'n t ll he rc'iuiied lo
trv fe e in t' f rp..p Court In the
I'venl of !' ere ilo mn the o.isea will
e taken to the Court of Appeals II
. hoped Mr Stephens said to have all
the canes hefne the Court .if Appeals
before ltsadjournment for the lummir,
Letter Ordered Sixer's
River, He Tells Court
Wheat Pit Operator Declares He Considered So
Callcd Island Part of His Virginia Estate and
That Washington Man Was Trespasser.
When Is Island Not an Island?
Joseph Lciter, famed for his operations in the wheat pit of Chi
cago, was the chief figure in a trial at the Rockville Court House to
day involving a dispute regarding the boundary line between Mary
land and Virginia, and putting up to Judge Edward C. Peter, Circuit
Court judge of Montgomery conty, tho task of interpreting the act of
Congressing that bondary in 1785. ,
The case arose through the complaint of Adrian Sizcr. a Wash
ington atorney, who built a bungalow on a small island just off Mr.
Leiter's country estate on the Virginia side of the Potomac, near Cabin
John, against Frank Wallace, an employe of Mr. Lciter, charging
malicious destruction of private property. It was alleged that Wal
lace cut the posts grom under the bungalow and sent the building
floating down he river.
When Mr. Leiter took the stand he said that he had been away
from the city when Mr. Sizer's bngalow was built upon the Island.
When he returned he said, he went to. visit his Virginia estate, saw
the bungalow for the first time, and said it was unsightly and there
fore ordered his men to throw it into the river.
He said that he had always considered the Island a part of
his own property and regarded Mr. Sizcr as a trespasser.
DEED IS INTRODUCED.
Witm sses were called by the State to
show that Wallace had acted through
Instructions of Ml. Leiter and James
Qulmi. an overseer of the Leiter estate,
said that Mr. Lciter had given instruc
tions that no tie&passiug was to be al
lowed on the o-c,aller "Sizer's Island."
Air. Slzer was represented by State's
Attorney Outcrbridf,e Spates. A patent
troni the State of Alatyland granting
Mr. Sber a deed to the Island was in
troduced. Air. Lciter was represented by three
attorneys Robeit K. Peter, Ren Minor,
and Randolph Mason.
Air. Leiter's contention was thai the
island la within a straight line drawn
between two projecting headlands, and
thai therefoie. tho land involvod vvus not
ii' .li s Jurisdiction of Maryland couits.
ns li was beyond the low-water marl; on .
the Virginia side, described In the act j
of 1785 us the boundary between Mar- i
land and Virginia.
Tho first witness called by the defense
was Douglas 8. Mackall. formet owner
of the land now held by Air. Inciter. Mr.
Mackall said he never had made mi)
distinction between the shore and the
so-called island, which, at low wain,
was separated b very shallow water
from the mainland. He said he had
never considered It an Island, and that
the channel separating It from the
mainland was not navigable.
Mr. loiter was asked what he consid
HOPEFUL OF PEACE
Leaders of Congress Confident
Endeavors Will Result in
Real Help in Ending War.
THK HAGUE, April 30. The women
In attendance on the Peace Congress
were (till hopeful today that some con
crete plan would be devised that will
aid In terminating the presenl war.
Miss Fannie Andrews has been as
signed to the task of drafting a mani
festo which will embody the result of
the various discussions to dato.
Dr. Augspurg. one of the leaders of
the Congress, declared today she be
lieved that the congress must have a
strong moral affect on the various bel
ligerents and was hopeful that there
might be some definite result. She bo
llevcs the congress should recommend
to belligerents the immediate commence
ment of peace negotiations.
Dr. Augspurg declared that she did
not believe that Germany could accept
any offer of mediation trom the United
States in view of the munitions that
are being furnished the allies. She
declared that the only nation that had
pieserved absolute neutrality In the
war was Holland.
New Baby Basket
At White House
It Was Only Because Somebody
Gave-Driver the Wrong
An automobile truck, bearing the
name of a local department store, drove
up to the White Houbo todaj . The
driver s.ouched down from the seat,
opened the tear of the vehicle and
brought forth a white enameled wicker
"baby basket " He carried It Into the
basement of the White House, while on
Presently he returned, still carrying
thn basket crib.
''What's the matter?" the driver was
"I got the wrong address, it seems."
he replied "This here thing ha got to
go to 1700 Massachusetts avenue. Ain't
that Secretary McAdoo's home?"
Naval Academy Cadets
To Visit Expositions
A oiiiIm of 10 3l!i miles Is in store for
the tadet of the United States N'aval
Academv at nnapolis this summer
They will visit the exposition at San
Traiirlsro .joins through the Panama
i ami Announcement of the cruise was
made toilay by becrtiary Daniels.
men at ha u
ered the bodv of wntcr llng between
the projecting headlands.
Attorney Spates objected to this Ques
tion. "That point Is what this case Is going
to turn on." said Judge Peter
Attornej Spates then nad from the
act of 17K.1 defining the boundaiy n puiii
graph stating that the line of demarca
tion should follow thn low-it-r mnik
along "the meanderlngs of tho rtvor."
When James Qui rm, Mr. Leiter s over
seer, testified, hn said he "yelled over'
to tho men building tho bungalow to get
off Mr. Leiter's land.
"Why didn t you go over," said Judge
"Wall, the wntcr was too high nt the.
time. a,nd ' 'Hdn't have a boat, ' the.
Announcement of New Inquiry!
f!nmp With Rocinnifinn net
Coincident with the resignation of nd
gar S. Martin, as Rov Scout commis
sioner of the District, it was an
nounced today bv Assistant 1'ioserutor
Rolltha J Laws, who Is conducting the
Investigation of Mt Mai tin's affairs
as supeilntendent of p'ayground?, thai
the range of the luqulrv will Include
an examinat'on of his accounts In con
nection with the Hoy Scouts.
Six more witnesses, in aditlon lo As
sistant Auditor Daniel .1 Donovan and
Detectives Boyle and Slringfellow were
examined today at Itv Hall hv Prose
cutor IaWH In the inqult to dotcrmlii"
whether there Is sufficient evidence to
place the matter In the hands of the
grand Jury Mr. In vs stated that pre
liminary Investigation will probah'v
take more than a week.
The resignation of Mr Martin as bov
scout commissioner Is in the hands of
Arthur C. Moses, president of the
Washington council. It was announi ed
today, nnd a meeting of the organiza
tion will le called early next vteek to
act irjnn It .
Mr Moses said that the resignation of
Mr Martin had been In his hands for
several days, but that no meeting of
the council had been called, as several
of Its active members are out of the
The council is made up of thlrlv
Washlnetonians. and has Jurisdiction
over all Bov Scout affairs In the Ds
trlct. At present all the books of the
scout organization are In the hands of
the District authorities, who are check
ing up the records In Mr Martin's
KILLS SELF BETWEEN
J. Hunter Brooke, Philadelphia
Society Man,, Commits Sui-
cide at Media, Pa.
MEDIA. Pa.. April 3(1 - J Milliter
Rrooke, forty-seven, prominent wenlihv
society man of Garden City and Phila
delphia, shot and killed himself during
the night between the grave's of his
mother and father In the Media Ceme
tery. His body was found today by
Superintendent A C Rroadbclt, of the
Brooke's bodv was found between the
earthen mounds with a single bullet
wound In the mouth The revolver, with
one empty chamber, lav nearbv. Brooke's
overcoat and an umbrella weie found
upon the coping which surrounded the
faiul'y burial plot .
No motive Is known for the Milrlde
Rrooke came here from Garden City
yesterday afternoon, and after catirg
dinner with his aunt, Mrs i.oirge M
IwU, went to th cemetery.
BOOKS TO BE PROBED
Committee of Church and Social
Workers Appears Before
WOULD ASSIST AUTHORITIES
Rabbi Simon Suggests Body of
Twelve, to Serve Without
Pay. Be Appointed.
Declaring that .some moving pictures
which have been shown In Washington
have had a tuidi ncy to Inculcate ldai
of crime in the minds or vouthf'il at
tendants. it stricter rrnsornhip va
urged bv n committee of church ami
social workeis at a hearing bcfoie
Major Raymond W Pullman, Suprtin
tendent of Police, today.
C'ipt. Charles T. Peck, of the Fist
police precinct. In which the majoiitv j
of the moving piclute theaters nn lo
cated, was -ilso present. ,
Suggestion was made by Rabbi hr.ini
Simon that i committee of censorship
bo appointed. romdMmg of twelve un
salaried volunlccis as an aid to the
board of police (insors
Common sense," said Itahhi Simon,
"must gov ci n the movement for the irg
tilation .mil control of moving piituie
exhibitions. It Is not our ptirpohc to
antagonize the moving plctuie business,
which wo iceognlze can be made a great
powci for educational and moral good.
Moving picture producers should be edu
cated to the belief that the public de
mands pictures of this kind and not of
a thin actcr to arouse In the minds of
thei rpatrons crlinlM.il thought. and sug
gcsllnns. '.Moving pictures, are heie to stav snd
yhliuld tt pormlttfj under proper rerfu
Mention vva.i mule bv Rabbi Simon of
several films presented recently in
Washington which )(. LonMdcrod objec
tionable diln uses wcie made also hv Mrs Ki
lls Logan, president of the District of
Columbia Kedciatlon of Women s Clubs
Dr Wilbur V Ci lifts. upoi inu-iident
mid tiensiirer of the International Re
form RtiiH.m, Mr.s. Lmina Siinlonl Shcl
tnn pros dent of the Woman's Cluisttun
Tftnperniice Union. Mrs John N .New
ton, picsident of the Woman s Interde
nominational Mlssionar Union, and the
Rev .1 Milton Wnldron, pastor of the
Shlloh Baptist Chinch
moni; thos? picsent were Mih II :
Rlslcr. Mrs. G T. Prewllt. .Mrs v..
ICalon the Rev C II Hutlci the Rev
A C Garner. Herbeit W Mine super
intendent of the Gospel Mtslon. the
Rev p Meiirv Randolph, the Rev W.
S. Jackson, the Rev K U Hicks. Paul
R. Illckok. John MacMutniv, the Rev
W c Thompson, the Rev M W. Cl.ilr.
the Rev 1. A Carter, the Rev W It.
Dean, and the Rev !' J Grlmke.
Major Pullman said the suggestions
offered would be given careful consid
Wants to Know Those Higher Up
in Establishment at Myers
Station Raided in January.
ANNAPOLIS, April 30 -Thnuuh the
violations of the law involved in the
conduct of the pool mom at Mver's
Station on the W R and A railroad,
which was raided In Januar.v, have
been dealt with liv the Infliction of
Jail sentences on the M principals,
U is known that the Riaud Juiy is
steadily pursuing Its Inquiries look
ing to th' establishment of the real
ovvneis of the ehtablishmunt and
those who are supposed In have been
hacking It and attomptljiK to ob
tain protection for it. It is al.so ru
moted heie that the officials are be
jiitiiiiiiK to pet some IIkIU as to who
the men "higher up" are, and thai
home piesentments may follow
shortly The Rian.I jur is also understood
to be liive.stiBntinp the escape of more
than twontv of the men who were
held In Annapolis jail as w itnesses.
Judge Rrasheais who Is presiding in
the ilicult couH chained the Jurj to
be most diligent In it- efforts lo ob
tain information on them- point.-.
LONPON, April W The British col
lier Mobile and the trawler l.ll'vdale
have been sunk by submailnes In the
The I.lll.i d.ile was torpedoed off T ne.
Her ciew wax saved The Mobile was
torpedoed while off Unl IsInihI
The rrevv was givn ten mlnulcs in
which to take t,i the boats Tin v finally
lani'el at I'alonaj after nine hoars in
UNO TRAWLER SUNK
To Be Sponsor For
Coast Guard Ship
MISS SALUE FLEMING McAOOO
TO CHRISTEN CUTTER
Will Preside at Ceremony When
Coast Guard Boat Is
Miss Snllle Ilemng McAdoo. votins
est dausliter of 3ccrrtAy nf the Treas
urv WU'lam Glhbs M'Adoo vv'll be the
sponsor nf the Coast Guard rutter Os
s lire, wbldi. with the cutter Talla
poosa. Is to br launched at the varil of
the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Drv Dock Companv tomortovv mornlm?.
On the advice of his phvslclans. Sec
retin v MeAdoo Is unable to attend the
launrh ng l.iltl" Ml McAdoo will go
to New uirt News ihR evening w'th
Acting Secretary of the Treasutv nnd
Mrs I'unn I! Wti'nii, Hnd return with
them tomorrow night
A liuinbei of officials of the Treas
urv department and the Const Guard
will 'cave Washington tonight for the
launching including ("apt Comman
dant Kllsworth P Rcrtho'.d. of the
Const Guard and Mis Rerthold. Capt
c A MoAlllucr. chief engineer of the
serv'ce. John Rurkr. TtcaMircr of the
t'nited Slotes, and Mrs Rurke. ("apt.
and Mrs S R Jacobs. Mr Jamison.
M"- Marks, Consttuctor John Q Wal
ton ( oiistrtn'tni V A. llunnewcll,
Capt K C Chapman, Mr and Mrs. O
M Miivnm Otheis In the partv will
be Krancls H McAdoo son of the Sec
letary and Mrs Mcdoo. Senator and
Mrs William Alden Smith, Senator
John K Shle'ds. Congiessman and
Mrs Thetus W Sims Mr and Mrs
.loslnh II Shinn, and Mr. and Mrs. T
Mrs. Matilda C. Stevenson,
After Thirty Years in Bureau
of Ethnology, Resigns.
Mrs Matilda Co've Stevenson, for
thirty vears an ethnologist in the Hu
reau of American Kthnnlogy. who re
cently returned to Washington from
New Me-ico. with a startling report of
human sacrifices offered by the Tewo
Indians in that state has resigned her
Mis Stevenson Is ser'ously ill nt the
home of Alexander II Prescott at Rock
ville. ind It is understood hoi hesigna
tlon was tendered some lime ago, bo
CHiise of the stale of her health, and
the need ot a rest after her strenuous
work among the little known Indibii
tribes of the West
Mrs. Stevenson's resignation was ac
cepted two weeks ago, liy Secretary
Walcott. of the Smithsonian Institution,
to become cffei tiv e at the end nf the
piesent fiscal year.
The high altitudes of New Mexico,
compelled Mis. Stev enson's relum to
Washington, ami the climate here bene
fitted her greatly For the past week,
however, she has been illustrated and
j.s seilously 111.
Mrs Stevenson Is one of the mos.(
eminent of American scientists, and is
a lecogiuzeil aulhnrltv on cthnolugj and
Wilson Signs 75 Recess
The President today signed seven! v
llve lecess appointments of postmusters
in tvvenU-foiii States. The Futefc were
Alabama, Arkansas. California. Con
necticut. Idaho, Illinois. Indiana, low,:,
Massachusetts. Minnesota. Mississippi,
Missouri, Nebraska New York North
Carolina. North Dakota Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania. Ithoile lland South I'M
kota Texas, L'Uh, West Vlrclnla, and
FROM SEA; SHELLS
Fleet, Operating 300
To Paris Declare
FRENCH APPEAL FOR WARSHIP
News of Naval Battle Expected As Rumors
of Dispatch of British Fleet To Meet
Raiders Reach Paris German
Move a Surprise
PARIS, April 30. The Germans have struck from '
the sea. Their warships, operating 300 miles from their
base, have shelled the fortified city of Dunkirk. Nineteen
shells are known to have fallen in the city. Twenty per
sons have been killed and forty-five wounded.
Whether the bombardment is being continued or the
hostile fleet is steaming south to shell Calais and other
points on the French coast is not yet known, the govern
ment limiting the information so far made available to a
brusque statement that German warships are off the Bel
It is believed in Paris thai a demand already has been
made on the British government to send ships to protect
the French coast. Most of tie new French warships are
aiding the British forces in their operations in the Darda
nelles. It had not been believed possible that the Germans
would take the chance of operating so far from their base
of supplies, and up until today's announcement was made
cveryoneJ-elieved that the French coast was entirely safe.
It is believed that the German warships were sent
south to co-operate with the German army in the new
drive against the French coast. The success of the British
warships tost fall in checking the first German drive with
light draft monitors and cruisers is believed to have inspired
the latest German move.
It is believed that the warships now off the Belgian
coast are fi-st battle cruisers of the type which raided fhe
English coast during the winter.
Rum.irs are heard that already a squadron has been
dispatched to head them off and news of another naval
battle is expected at any time.
British Navy Lords
Ry J. W .T
NKW YORK. April Sn -The bombard-,
ment of Dunkirk is probably the ie-j
suit of the Gei man admiralty out-
guessing the Hrltlsh Since il was ru-i
mored moie than a week ago that a I
large German fleet was in the N'ortli (
Sea. the Hritish warships piesuniablv
have ben tediatrlbuted for the purpose
of guarding everv mile nf the Hritish
coast aga'nst a laid
The Belgian and Fiench co'ists wet.
doubtless un;totectcd -, insuie n
warmer reception foi the Germans in
Biltlsh waters Hut, instead of ciosslng
the N'ortli Sen to lionili.ud lOnglish
coast towns, the Gentians apparentli, I
sent a fast vessel ni two. r.outh to the
French coast, whcie ihcv iveie cnllrel
The result will unquestionably lie a
request trom France that the British
ailmli.iltv take mcisutes to pioleci
French ports as well as Imgllsli
Tile French fleet Is in the Mndlterian
ean and Gieat Britain lias agieed to in
clude French wafrs as within the mi is
diction of Admiral .lelllco's command
The Germans piohablv hope lo create a
suspicion in Fiench minds that the Iti-tt-lsli
are sacrificing ! tench Inteiests lor
the better piotectlon ol the I'nlted
It Is possible too that the lack of
foresight which permitted the bombard
ment of Dunkilk nu he the culminat
ing Incident compelling the resignation
oi Winston Chuichlll. as Hirst lord ot
Allies Drive Turks Back
In Concerted Drive in
ATUP.NS April SO. -Reports line in
dicate that he ooupatlnu of the aside
of GalHtoli iveninsuia bv the allien is
pr tlralh complete
The British forces on the European
lri have defeatetd with t-eavv losses
very attempt, by the Turks to turn
Miles From Base,
20 Are Killed
tliem back on their ships The casual
ties among the Turks In killed and
wounded number 5,irt) and many prison
eis have been made.
The Br tish have Intrenched .their
various bases and are slowly feeling out
the fortified positions along the pen
insula. The heaviest tlghting has takrf
place in the terntoij between Caps
Suvla and the southern extremity of the
Tlieie the Turks has strongl.v in
trenched themselves utilizing entangls.
ments and masked p ts, but the big guns
of the warships smashed the traps and
opened the wav for the Biltlsh advance.
in ih,. Asiatic side the French troopi
ate ptovtresslng along the lines planned
and in every wa.v are co-operating with
the British it is slated here that the
French have captured inoro than 5,(VI0
Tin kisli ;u isoners
Following the all-dav bombardment
of the forts on ednei,da, the heavier
ships of the allied Meet lemained in the
sit alts all night, and resumed thg bom
bhidment veslerdav. It 8 stated hern
that a number of the Tuikish batteries
in the vicinit) of Karantina have boea
The prisoners taken on the European
side ate being sent to Tenedoa
The Brllism have landed at three
points on the Gallipoli peninsula, and
havi thrown a lino acioss the outer
po nt of the peninsula Othei British
li oops are threatenins the Bulatr 11 ie
of foils and the French are Hiking
afur the TuiKs on the Asiatic side
of Ihe strait .
Fiom Mtllrne c imes a report that
Biiltt-h imps nave already otcupiej
Maidos and Gallipoli. the pi inclpal
towns on the Gallipoli peninsula.
Maloos lies amid th great forts on
the Kuropran shot, of the narrows,
Iflren miles fi on th mouth of th
Dardanelles. (Jallipoll. the town from