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SIXTIETH YEAR NO. 225.
FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1911. -FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
U. S. URGED
Annual Appropriation of
$20,000,000 for Five
Years is Asked.
OTHER NATIONS LEAD
Representative Charges Reci
procity Bill Is Attempt to
Washington, July 7. An annual
appropriation of $20,000,000 for live
fears to improve post roads on ru
ral delivery routes of the government
was urged in the senate today by
Bwanson of Virginia. Contending
that In spite of the amazing achieve
ments in many directions scored by
this country, be held it is notorious
that- the United States Las the poor
est public roads and highways of any
civilized nation. He said he regard
ed the subject as the paramount one
before the American people. Swan
son explained his plan would open
up more than a million miles of
roads and that local authorities
would furnish an amount equal to
that appropriated by the federal
WEATHER HITS CABIXET.
Washington, July 7. When the
cabinet members came straggling in
to the executive offices today they
found the temperature of the cabi
net room well up in the SO'c. They
gat in uncomfortable leather chairs
perspiring freely and making more
or less vehement remarks about the
weather. When the president en
tered he found so much "heat" that
he immediately issued an executive
mandate that the session be held in
his private office. This office is cool
ed by breezes from a ton of ice stor
ed beneath it. The refrigerating ap
paratus keeps the thermometer down.,
around the SO mark and makes it
easier for the president than for
congress to contemplate the prob
able date of adjournment.
THORNTON CRIES "Bl'SCO."
Washington. July 7. Senator
Thornton of Louisiana, democrat, to
day spoke aga'nst the reciprocity bill.
He said the farmers of the country
should not be "buncoed" by enact
ment of the bill; that it was a dem
ocratic measure and that he would
vote against it.
Ml' ST OBEY ROrTITO.
Washington. July 7. "A carrier
is liable for damsRes, resulting from
disregard of a shipper's specific rout
ing instructions even though it send
a shipment via a route taking a low
er rate than the original billed desti
nation." This is the principle an
nounced in a decision by the inter
state commerce commission today.
SEAL TREATY SIOXED.
Washington, July 7. The final
signatures were affixed to the treaty
for protection to seal life today at
the state department and the con
vention will be submitted to the sen
ate. By the terms of the treaty
signed today Pelagic sealing is pro
hibited in the seas of Bering, Oko
hotsk and Kamchatka, Japan.
HOT PARTISAN AKFAIR.
Washington, July 7. President
Taft's week end cruise on the May
flower, which begins late tonight at
Philadelphia, will not be a partisan
affair as at first supposed. The
party will include Senators Penrose,
Root. Briggs of New Jersey, Drown ;
of Nebraska, republicans; Taylor of;
Tennessee, Foster of Louisiana., Ba
con of George, Overman of North
HEAR TAFT TONIGHT
Sunrise Sen Ice Marks Opening of
Second ly of Convention at
Atlantic City. X. J.. July 7. Sun
rise services on the million dollar
pier ushered in the swcind day's
session of Christian Endeavor con
vention. This was followed by the
holding of a Christian Endeavor in
stitute In 1 1 churches at which prom
inent workers from different parts
of the country discussed the work
of the increasing influence of the so
ciety. Two big meetings were held
on the pier this afternoon. The feat
ure tonight will Le the arrival of
President Taft and what he will say
on the train'ug of citizens.
Lands B.g Fish; Dead.
Fort -LP.i'.h. Ark., Jii!y 7. Aflcr
catching a iO-pound catfish ia the Illin
ois bayou, near Gore, Okla., yesterday,
James Holmes, iged 35, fell dead in bis
boat. It is believed heart failure pro
duced by excrement attending ttea
capture c: ut l-ili c-u-Cv! Lis ieati
Forecast Till 7 P. VU Tomorrow for
Rook Island, Davenport, MoMm
Unsettled with, probably showers
tonight or Saturday, warmer tonight.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 68. Highest
yesterday 90, lowest last night 66.
Precipitation op to 1 a. m. none.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 10
miles per hour.
Relative .humidity at 7 p. m. 51,
at 7 a, m. 71.
Stage of water 1.6, a fall of .1 In
last 24 hours.
J.M.SHEJEUEB. local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 729, rises 423; moon sets
151 a. m.; 9:90 p. eastern time.
Jupiter's saterut No, I missing; 9 a.
xn. planets Mercury, and Neptune In
OF SCIENCE FAITH
Works of California Bares
Family History in Plea
for Fair Play.
HEALTH BUREAU OPPOSED
Speaker Declares Wife and Self
Healed and Son Rescued from
Washington, July 7. As remarkable
a spech. in many respects, as the old
est senators have ever listened to, and
perhaps one of the most unique in the
senate's history, was delivered yes
terday by Senator Works of Califor
nia, when he told how he became a
Christian Scientist and what it had
done for him.
Giving his experience as he would
in a Christian Science meeting, and
exposing to the senate family secrets,
Mr. Works spoke with the ardor of a
With enthusiasm he detailed how he
had been cured of a dangerous disease
by Christian Science when he was pre
paring for death, having been pro
nounced incurable by, regular medical
practitioners, how his wife had been
cured of long-standing invalidism, and
how his son had been rescued from the
OPPOSES HEALTH BCRE.tr.
The story, one of the strangest ever
related in the senate, formed part of
a speech in opposition to the creation
of the department of health and in ans
wer to a recent attack by Senator
Owen of Oklahoma upon the League
for Medical Freedom.
Senator Works said that Christian
Scientists did not profess to be per
fect healers, and that there never was
but one perfect healer. He declared
they were not hostile to the medical
Taking up the charge that the
League for Medical Freedom is con
trolled by the patent medicine inter
ests, he entered a flat, unqualified de
nial. He expressed his opposition to
the creation of a department of health
to be dominated by a single school of
MEDICAL. SOCIETY ACCCSED.
He charged that the American- Medi
cal society was behind the effort,
which, he said, was belDg made to
cripple Christian Science, and assert
ed that the campaign was being car
ried out in detail in one state at a
The senator vigorously denounced
what he termed the injustice of pro
posing to establish a department of
health under the control of the Amer
ican Medical society which he said was
persecuting all other schools of medi
cine and the Christian Scientists.
Senator Works declared that hedid
not want a department run by Chris
tian Scientists any more than one run
by any other school, and he declared
it would be impossible to have a de
partment of health without placing at
the head of it a physician of some
school, who would make regulations
and rules which would dominate the
DISASTER ENDS A
FAMILY AUTO PARTY
Young Woman Dies in Explosion
! While Protecting Father,
SiMer and Druthers.
Grant s Pass, Oregon, July 7. A fam
ily automobile party touring from Port
land to San Francisco ended near Cres
cent City, Ore., yesterday when the
mr.chir.e's fuel tank exploded, fatally
burring Mls-s Myrna Kelly and inflict
ing serious injuries upon her sister,
father end two little brothers, for
whose protection she gave up her life.
A bump in the road tore loose the gas
oline tank, and as the car sprang for
ward fire from the burners touched the
tank, causing the explosion.
Expires at Age of 117 Years.
Centralia. 111., July 7. Ben Brown,
an ex-slave, died at his home In Rich
view yesterday at the age of 117 years.
He was the oldest resident of southern
Miss Bertha Rapp Demon
strates Prowess as
Wrestler on Ocean.
ISSUES A CHALLENGE
Two Male Passengers Accept;
One Is Defeated and
Other Gets Draw.
New York, July 7. Miss Bertha
Rapp, an athletic American girl of
German parentage and a teacher of
calisthenics in Cincinnati, was tto
chief figure in a unique Fourth of July
celebration on board the steamship
Adriatic, Just in from Southampton.
The young woman is auour five feet
nine inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
IT'S UKH SPECIALTY.
Her specialty Is wrestling and she
challenged any man aboard ship to
bouts of five minutes each, catenas
Two second cabin passengers, ono
an American bicycle rider, Arthur
Libby, who weighs 140, and George
Liahrmann, a German, who weighs 185,
accepted the challenge. Bouts took
place on the part of the deck dividing
the first cabin from the second cabin,
and all passengers except those in tbo
steerage crowded around the gladiat
ors. Miss Rapp wore a sweater and a
short skirt and the men stripped to
their undershirts. Libby held cut
against the young woman in the first
bout, but she put his shoulders to the
mat in the third minute of the second
Then she took on the stout German.
They wrestled 20 minutes with inter
vals of rest between the five-minute
bouts. The German had some science
and much muscle, which, combined
with his weight, resisted the gallant
efforts of the young woman to put him
down. He also could do nothing witL
her. In fact, his chief object seemed
to be to prevent himself being thrown.
The referee called the contest a draw
at the end of the fourth bout when
neither wrestler seemed fit to con
tinue. $350,000 FOR ONE MADER0
Ernepto, Mexican Minister of Finance
Orders Payment to Gustavo.
Mexico City. July 7. Ernesto Me.d
ero, tte minister of finance, after a
conference with President de la Barra,
has ordered paid to Gustavo Madero,
brothv ot Francisco Madero, the revo
lutionary leader, $350,000 in gold to
compensate him for money spent dur
ing the revolution. This is the first
payment ot the kind ftom tFc national
Congressman Mitchell Dies.
Lawrence. Kas., July 7. Congress
man Alexander C. Mitchell, progressive
republican. Second Kansas district,
died today, following a long illness.
HOME IN DISGUISE
Washington, July 7. Castro, exiled
president of Venezuela, eluded the vigi
lance of the nations of the world and
landed In his native country in dis
guise at Castllletas on the Gojira pen
insula, according to a report to the
state department today from Caracas,
confirming a rumor from there yester
day. Venezuela is making strenuous
efforts to cope with the situation and
frustrate any revolutionary designs of
the former president. General Pello,
a friend of Castro, has been arrested
at Maracaibo and other followers are
said to be imprisoned.
DRYS WIN IN IOWA;
75 SALOONS ARE HIT
Number of Towns Affected by Hol
ing of Supreme Court Peti"
tion Names Stand.
Des Moines, Iowa, July 7. Saloon
consent petitions Jn fifteen cities in
Iowa, now in litigation, are affected
HIS BUSY DAY
by the decision of the supreme court
that a counter withdrawal or a w'.th
drawal of a withdrawal from the saloon
consent petition is illegal and does net
restore the signer's name to the orig
inal petition. Attorneys for the anti
saloon league made this statement
The operation of 75 saloon and one
distillery in ten cities of Iowa rests
almost entirely upon this issue. Tho
cities and saloons where the fight is
almost entirely based upon the counter
withdrawals are as follows, according
to the anti-saloon league;
Crest on, Union county, 10 saloons.
Oskaloosa, Mahaska county, 21 sa
loons, one distillery.
Fort Dodge, Webster county, 17 sa
loons. Decorah, Wlnneshefk county, 11
Calmar, Winnesheik county, two sa
loons. Fort Atkinson, Winnesheik county,
Castalia, Winneshiek county, four
Jackson Junction, Winneshiek coun
ty, four saloons. j
Ossian, Winneshiek county, four sa-j
Spillvllle, Winneshiek county, three
San Francisco, Cal.. July 7. Tre
steamer Santa Rosa, which left here
yesterday with numerous passengers
for San Diego, Is ashore near Point
Angeles, with two lumber steamers
standing by. Xo attempt has b-ea
made to land the passengers and no
danger apprehended so far.
FIND A BODY IN
Martin's Ferry, Ohio, July 7. Resi
dents of this city and Bridgeport,
Ohio, for the past several days have
complained of the taste of the wa'.er
coming from the reservoir here. Last
night It was cleaned out and the de
composed body of a man was found
in it. An Investigation showed that
foreigners working In the coal mines
have been using the reservoir for bath
Men of National Promi
nence Are Enlisted in
a New Movement.
WIDE IN ITS SCOPE
Organization to Conduct Lec
ture Bureaus and Publish
Books and Magazines.
New York, July 7. A national cru
sade against tobacco smokera, launched
under distinguished and learned aus
pices, came before Supreme Court
Justice Giegerich for incorporation,
but the court rejected the certificate
on the ground that the Incorporators
failed to state that they had made no
The association 1b to' be called the
Non-Smokers' Protective league of
BACKED BT PHOMISEXT ME.V.
The list of incorporators includ33
Chancellor James H. Day of Syracuse;
President David Starr Jordan of Ice
land Stanford; Harvey W. Wiley of
Cornell; Jenkin Lloyd Jones, pastor
of All Souls church, Chicago; Pr-jf.
Thomas B. Stowell of the University
of Southern California; Professor Win
field S. Hall of Xorthwestern univer
sity, and Charles G. Pease, dentist,
whose right to rank with the other
incorporators has been defined in fre
quent encounters with smokers in the
The stated purpose of the organisa
tion is to insist upon the enforcement
of all public laws, ordinances, rules
and regulations against smoking in
public and semi-public places, and to
cooperate with the board of health,
police, and other peace officers in ino
enforcement of these laws.
WIDE SCOPE OF (HCJADE.
The organization also wants the co
operation of all persons in control of
buildings, halls, restaurants, hotels,
theaters street cars, railway station.
and cars, sleeping cars, dining cars.
and all other places provided for lu-J j
use of the general public.
The league wants "to prohibit to-!
bacco smoking therein or so limit and j
restrict it that only those who may in
dulge in that habit will be required to
inhale the tobacco fumes."
It intends to "create a wholesome
public opinion and protect the rights
cf the public to the fullest extent aa
guaranteed under the laws of the
The organization will conduct lec
ture bureaus, publish books and maga
zines, and establish auxiliaries in aJ!
parts of the country.
Saloon Men Get Writ.
Rockford, I1L, July 7. Judge Frost
yesterday granted a writ of habeas cor
pus to anti-saloon law violators, Peer
Brlckley and George Walton, who have
been in Jail since, December because of
inability to nay fines and costs.
WORLD AIR RACE
WON BY CONNEAU
Paris, July 7. Lieutenant Conneau,
whose racing name is Andre Beau
mont, won the 1,000-mile international
circuit aviation race which ended t
Vincennes today. As he had already
won the Paria-to-Rome contest, Con
neau brings added glory to the French
navy. Garros was second. He arrived
10 minutes ahead of Beaumont, but
the latter won on elapsed time. The
course took the airmen through four
countries France, Belgium, Holland
and England. Prizes aggregating
$100,000 were given. Of 50 starters,
nine reached the final goal. Of the
starters, Le Martin, Landron and Cap
tain Princetau were killed the opening
day. Several were seriously injured
GRAND JURY BIAS
McNamaras Face 19 Indict
ments for Murder in the
MOTION TO QUASH IS MADE
Maintained by Defense That Califor
nia Court Is Without Jnris"
diction to Kxact Plea.
Lob Angeles, Cal., July 7. The de
fense in the McNamara alleged dyna
mite conspiracy case sprung a surprise
yesterday afternoon when John J. Mc
Namara, the accused Indiana labor
leader, and his brother James B. M
Xamara, were called Into Judge Bo'd
well's department of the superior court.
Both were summoned to plead to 19
charges of murder, the result of the
destruction of the Times newspaper
plant on Oct. 1, 1910. In addition Johu
J. McNamara was expected to plead
to the charge that he had conspl'-ed
to destroy the Llewellyn Iron works.
Instead, he challenged the Jurisdic
tion of the court, claiming that it hal
no right to exact a plea or to try hi:u
on either the 19 charges of murder
or the Llewellyn Iron works indict
ment, because he was extradited from
Indianapolis not for the murder but for
The prosecution met the move of the
defense with a motion to disallow the
plea of no Jurisdiction.
To the 19 charges of murder against
James B. McNamara as many motions
to quash were filed on thirty-flvo
CLAIM GKAND JTTRV BIASED.
The motions allege that Earl Rogers
who acted as a special district attor
ney, was permitted to dispute, abuse,
and intimidate Borne witnesses and to
express his own opinion; that th
names of F. J. Zeehandelaar, secre
tary of the Merchants and Manu'ac;
turers' association; Reese Llewellyn of
the IJewellyn Iron works, and other
witnesses called were not included in
the purported copy of grand jury pro
ceedings; and that the contents of
exhibits were not specified. It is alo
claimed that Rogers had acted in be
half of the Times and the Merchants
and Manufacturers' association in the
search for evidence and that the grand
Jury was biased.
COOL WAVE MISSES
ONLY TWO OF CITIES
Baltimore and Washington Monopo
lizing What Is Left of Movent
Washington, July 7. Relief from
heat has come practically to every
part of the country except Baltimore
and Washington, which are now
monopolizing what is left of the record-breaking
hot wave of the past
week. Marked reductions in tem
perature are reported from the east
ern states, lake regions and Mississ
ippi valley. It is slightly warmer
over the northern plains, but this
will be of short duration as a chance
for cooler has already set in along
the Pacific coast.
New York, July 7. The promi:d
relief from the heat materialized
more as a matter of figures than of
physical experience today. While
the mercury was a few degrees low
er, the humidity was as high'as it
had been since the hot wave began.
Many deaths and prostrations were
due to exhaustion the past five days.
In this city at 10 o'clock 11 deaths
were recorded. At Philadelphia
there were 12 deaths. Boston, Mass.,
reported four deaths and three pros
trations, and Pittsburg five deaths.
PLAN A $5,000.000 DAM
Texas Promoter to Irrigate Largest
Cotton Field In World.
Galveston, Texas, July 7. D. B.
Chapin of Brownsville, who repre
sents the promotors of the project, is
authority for the statement that fi
nancial agreements have been com
pleted for the $5,000,000 dam across
Devil river la western Texas, which
U to irrigate the largest cotton field
In the world, consisting of about
158,000 acres in McKinney, Valcerde
and Marorlclc counties.
LIKE A WALK
Mrs. Bridges' Definition
of "Absolute Life" in
DEFENSE IS PLEASED
Woman Admits Making Contri
butions of $1,000 and $500
to Creator of Cult.
Chicago, July 7. "I saw a new Hgn
and a feeling vvas in me as thoug'i
there were something for me to do to
better myself and better the world at
large. It was a feeling which was 'ike
walking on the clouds. That feelir.g
was the "absolute Jlfe."
The foregoing, given in the testim
ony cf Mrs. Lucille Bridges in the Sea
trial today, is regarded by the defence
as one of the bvst definitions of tto
cult given during the present case.
Mrs. Bridges is tho mother of Mildred,
whose father, Stephen Bridges, allege!
that See held the girl at bis flat for
i in literal purposes.
I'ltOVKH AWKWARD WITNESS.
Judge Honore cautioned the witness
about answering questions after an ob
jection had been made and before tbe
court had ruled. Mrs. Bridges hi
proved an awkward witness in this
"Mildred was our only child," con
tinued the witness. "She was made so
much of that she became stubborn
and somewhat spoiled. There was a
decided change for the better after she
began studying Mr. See's teachings."
Mrs. Bridges denied that there hal
been any disrobing in the See flat
"Did you ever tell your husband thai
you had a revelation of motherhood?'
Attorney Cantweel asked.
"Xo." She answered. The witness
stated that she made contributions f
$1,000 and $500 to the cause of "abso
New York Millionaire Testifies
to Giving Money to Hire
Nurse for Miss Graham.
ALSO WRITES MISSIVES
Dut Claims' All Exhibited at Trial
Are Not of His Authorship
New York, July 7. W. E. D. Stokes
continued his testimony in a further
examination of the charge that an at
tempt to murder Stokea was made a
month ago by Miss Lillian Graham
and Miss Eihel Conrad. The purpose
of the proceeding is to determine
whether the evidence is sufficient to
warrant sending the case to the gran l
Jury. Stokes said' he was not sure
how many of the letters exhibited yes
terday were his. He thought about
eight. He told of a visit to his office
May 21 by Mi3 Conrad, when tho let
ters were brought to his notice. She
was excited and unable to speak.
ATTEMPTS SI I IDE.
When she became cairn she stated
Miss Graham was in digressed circum
stances and she had taken her home;
but she had attempted suicide with
carbolic acid; but the 'jukk response
of a doctor saved her life; that before
attempting to take her life Miss Gra
ham had written a note and loft a bun
dle of letters, and that some of these
letters were written by him. Continu
ing, Stokes sail:
"I toll Miss Conrad that Mlas Gra
ham was an unprincipled woman and
I would not give her one cent, but I
would give MIbs Conrad money for a
nurso to look after Mla Graham. I
then gave Miss Conrad $20 cash to
enable Miss Graham to Join her sister
VISIT TO PA KM.
The defendant's attorney que:tlonei
StokeB at this point regarding MlbS
Graham's vlait to his farm In I-.exir.g-ton.
"Didn't she leave because you tried
to insult her?" Stokes was asked.
He was not allowed to answer the
question, but replied that she remained
on the farm three days.
The case of the prosecution then
closed with the examination of a po
liceman who first reached the hnuui
after the shooting.
King George Off for Ireland.
London, July 6. King George and
Quean Mary departed today for Ire.