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Captured with War Supplies
by U. S. Secret Service.
Can Rnnnrn for Mexican Inanrrec-
tlon Captured Jrar Sanderson,
Tex., field for Alolntinc JSeutrallty
Laws Junta Denounces Arrest aa
"Hlcli Handed and IllecnI."
San Antonio, Tex., March 25 Thirteen
gun runners for the Mexican insurrec
tion, who were captured bv United States
Secret Service officers early this morning
near Sanderson, Tex , w ith fifty-six rifles
and 30,000 rounds of ammunition in their
train, have sent through the local junta
in San Antonio a wild appeal to Presi
dent Taft to save the-n from being
turned over to the Mexican federal sol
diers to be shot The junta here ad
mits that it had outfitted the expedition
designed to violate the neutralitv laws,
and says that under the terms of a mem
orandum which it received from the De
partment of Justice in Washington, and
which interpreted the limitations of the
neutrality law for them, it had a right
to forward the expedition, and that the
arrest of its members wps 'high-handed
and Illegal
Federals U Custody.
All of the thirteen gun-runners were
taken from Sanderson to Del Rio on the
Rio Grande and locked up this morning
under the charge of conspiring to violate
the neutralitv laws of the United States.
A telegram from Del Rio to-night sas
that the Mexican federal authorities have
made representations to the United
States marshal and the Secret Service
men who made the capture to the effect
that the thirteen men are Mexican in
surre tos who had cros"d over the bor
der and had demanded that they be
turned over to Mexican authorit
This is evidently the reason for the ap
peal to President Taft, for if the Mexi
can officers should get possession of the
thirteen prisoners thev would doubtless
gt short shnft
Record Hound Ln.
To-day s round up was the biggest the
Secret Service and marshals men hav e
m-ide along the Texas border since the I
, , , , ,
business of slipping guns and ammunl-
nun over nit line tvus, uiiiuaui iicu
The arrest nur Sanderson came just
at the t me that the thirteen members
of the expedition were preparing to make
a dash over the border A week ago the
several members of the party all resi
elents of can Antonio so the junta here
ids, dropped quietlv out of town, each
v ith his horse and his roll of blankets
on his saddle, neatlv wound around am
munition or the sections of a 30-TO rifle
Where the rendezvous was only the
mei who made the arrests to-dav know
Kit when the cime upon the expll
t n it was equipped with a camp wagon.
1 t en horses, a eommissarv , and all
il lppurtemnces of a thoroughlv out-
u 1 d tachment of gu rrilla cavalry
VhU. for Protection.
How manv was the force of the Secret
Serv ice men cannot lx learned from Dl
Rio, for the government officers are not
sijing any thing about the trick they
s soon as the thirtee n had been takca
t Del Rio and arraigned before the
judqe of the Count Court four of their
n imbcr -f nt a hurried telegram The
V'C .UmO-l 1I1U ... "'W"" -
VA llhur. and L A Lopez
This was the I
t- legrani
"Communicate with President 'laft our
.rlitrirv and illegal arrest and our
alart.nng fears that we will be taken to
Mexi'an tcrritorv and shot immediate!
Ask for irrmedi ite- proieetion
The junta immediate lv f-ansmitte 1
tHis telegram to Dr Gomez the insur-'
rectionist representative at ashinton
ttllmg lnm to take th matter up with
ti.e President immediate!
Conlinunl from Pase- One.
will be acceptable to the middle class ln
Mexieo, if it dors not meet with the en
tire approval of the active revolution
ists He wrote an arth le on the Mexican
revolution which appeared recentl in an
Americin magazine This article has
been circulated wldelv in Mexico and has
been favorably received there. The ar-ti-le
was an appeal, not onl to Ills
co jntr men, but to Americans, to take
a sane v lew of the situation in Mexico
and to do their utmost to bring the tur
moil to an end He described the condi
tions as follows
Among the seditious in actual rebellion
can be pointed out three groups the be
guiled who honestlv have thought them
selves the apostles of democracy and
progress, the vanquished in the struggle
of life, either through their own ca
pacit or through other circumstances,
who aspires to figure In anew regime that
can afford them fields for their activities
that are not alwas wise, and those In
dividuals, the dross of soclet, who are
ever readv to tight for any cause by
which they can profit and make use of
their own evil intentions."
The news of Senor de la Barra's ap
pointment was favorably received in
Washington, in the belief that It will tend
to solve the problem which Diaz is fac
ing Popular in AV nslilngton.
Senor de la Barra. one of the most
popular diplomats that has ever repre
rcsented Mexico in the National Capital,
was appointed Ambassador to Washing
ton from Belgium In February. 1909.
His wife, the beautiful Marie del Refugio
Alaroan, was desperately ill when Senor
de la Barra was called to the United
States, and he was compelled to leave
her In Paris with her brother. He came
to Washington, presented his credentials
to President Taft. and returned to Paris
to find his wife on her death bed. She
died shortly after his return
With his two boys, Senor de la Barra
went to Mexico, whero he left them in
the custody of relatives, and returned
to Washington, where he discharged hfs
duties In such manner as to win com
ment from his government.
On February 30, lsio. he returned to
Mexico and married his first wife's sis
ter, "who was the widow of Senor Bor
neque. She had three children, all girls.
The wedding was a quiet one, and Senor
de la Barra absented himself from
Washington only about ten days, return
ing here with his wife, her children, and
his two sons.
Mme. de la Barra was formally intro
duced to the diplomatic set ln Washing
ton on March IS. when the Ambassador
gave a big diplomatic reception. Since
then they have entertained frequently,
and their embassy has received many
distinguished men and women as guests.
Senor de la Barra was to have left
Washington in a week or so for Italy as
special ambassador to Rome thank the
Italian government for Its participation
in the Mexican centennial held last Sep
tember. He Intended taking; his wife and their
children with him, and It had been plan
ned to spend at least two months In
Italy and Europe.
It was known three months ago that
the Mexican government intended erect
Ins a new embassy In place of the old
mansion In I street, which has been used
for that purpose about twenty-five years.
The Ambassador had never fitted up
this house, and the numerous household
articles he brought -with him from Paris
have neer been unpacked.
The Diaz Cabinet.
Mexico City. March 23 President Diaz
s.pWtrH his new cabinet yesterday, but
j announced later he would not make its
personnel known until Monday, owing to
the fact that some of the portfolios have
not been accepted by those to whom they
were offered,, and there were some minor
difficulties which would be disposed of
to-morrow In conference.
It la not likely, however, that more
than one or two changes will be made
In the cabinet as It stands to-night. In
this cabinet, Francisco tie la Barra, now
Ambassador to the United States, Is sec
retary of foreign relations, replacing
Enrique C. Creel: Jose Yves Limantour
remains secretary of hnnce; Gonzales
Csle remains secretarv of war and
navy; Demetrio fa'odi. now chief justice
of the supreme court, replaces Jutino
Fernandez as secretary ' justice, Nor
berto Dominguez. now general postmas
ter, becomes secretary of communica
tions and public works; Manuel Mar
roqui. the engineer who is directing the
construction of the Mexico City water
works, becomes secretary of agriculture
and developments In -place of Olegario
Molina, the new secretary of public in
struction is Jorgex Vera Estanel, the
young lawyer who recently defended the
government in the suit brought by the
English-American cotton raising syndi
cate of Tlahualileo The selection of a
secretarv of the interior, to succeed Ra
mon Carrol, has not been made. The
new members of the cabinet are all
l.im-intour men. which shows where the
strength of the new government will lie
It is believed Limantour will continue
to hold the position of minister of finance
There seems to be no doubt that
he is practically dictating the members
of the new cabinet, and this fact is
hailed with joy at the capital, as It Is
regarded as insuring favorable action
for the termination of the insurrection
in the Northern states.
It Is expected a definite peace move
will be made on Monday or Tuesday
immediately after the new cabinet is
filled up and the members take the oath
of office The news is confirmed that
cable orders have been sent to Gen
Reyes directing him to return to Mexico
immediately to taxe a piace in me new
Eov eminent. It is probable the announce-
"" of the fu"l! "net , s' W1" Z
to-morrow or Monda It is stated quite
definltely that tne bod named will be
onlv a provisional ministry, to hold of
fice until after the meeting of Congress.
when a general recasting of the govern
ment will occur and a permanent cabinet
will be chosen, probabl with Senor Li
mantour the virtual head of the govern
ment, in one capacity or another.
Troops Not Fired On by Either
Federals or Rebels
The State Department yesterday re
ceived from Consul Edward, at Juarez, a
, dispatch explaining aw a the story of
four Americans having been summarily
I executed by Mexican federal troops
Th ll'o. nOMrfm.nl kI -oI. .!
k-" ""- " """
patches wnicn snowed tnai were wa.s no
firing upon American troops b either
federals or insurrectos The officials re
gard the news as affecting onl tho rela
tions of Mexico to herself, and with these,
it is stated, this government has no con
cern The administration officials, to use a
lnilitar phrase, are "marking time" in
expectation of the result of the cabinet
dunces The armv officers on the bor-
eier report oauy. ami iuuaj s reporis in
dicate less activitv than on any occasion
since the patrol was dispatched
Victim of Appendicitis Is
and Report Made to
Capt. C B Johnston, of the revenue
cutter Acushnet, stationed at Woods
Hole, Mass , reports the rescue by his
vessel of a oung woman who was suf
fering from an acute attack of appendi
citis "Miss Kenned, of Vineard Haven,"
s as far as the captain soes in his offi
cial report, by way of identifying the
v.ctim He sas that on March 22 Miss
Kennedy was taken with a violent acute
attack of appendicitis at her home on
the island, about twelve miles from the
mainland Miss Kenneely's mother was
in Boston, and was Informed of her
daughter's condition by telephone. She
immediately engaged a fast automobile,
end with two surgeons eioshed for Woods
Hole, arriving there at 3 o'clock ln the
There was no boat available for the
Rich Society Matron in Capital Seeks Woman Who
Stole Her $25,000 Worth of Gems Aboard
Ocean Liner a Month Ago.
Supposed to have been in Washington
on the trail of the woman who four
weeks ago robbed her of more than $23.
000 worfh of jewelry on a trans-Atlantic
liner, Mrs. Maldwln Drummond spent
yesterday at the Shoreham Hotel ln com
pany with her husband, leaving about 4
o'clock for New York.
Neither she nor her husband would talk
about the robber', but they left the Im
pression that detectives were close on
the trail and the suspected woman might
be apprehended at any moment.
Mrs. Drummond, who Is a. -wealthy so
ciety woman of Chicago and New York,
waa called from the Windy City several
weeks ago to New York to confer -with
detectives, who said they had new of
.Future Advisers of Diaz Must
Favor Beforms.
Only aiember of Present Ministry
Who la Likely to Retain Office.
Secretary Knox Returns from
Palm Beach and Will Take Up the
Mexican Situation at Once.
Officers of the State Department are
anxiously awaiting Mtformatlon from
Mexico City a3 to the personnel of the
new Mexican cabinet. According to the
point of view of officers of the depart
ment, the membership of the cabinet is
of great importance to the future of the
country. If reactionary and unpopular
officers are chosen by President Diaz to
succeed the cabinet w hich resigned Fri
day, there is no question that the revo
lution will receive a great impetus from
the people who are looking forward to
governmental reforms
If, however, joung and popular cabi
net officers are selected, officers of the
department here believed that the smold
ering discontent among the people of
Mexico who have not taken an active
part In the revolutionary movement will
be allayed
"Wise .Selections Expected.
There Is practically no doubt here that
President Diaz will make wise selections
In framing his new cabinet. Tho personnel
of the cabinet, however. Is looked for
with unusual interest. It Is expected
here that no time will be lost in framing
the new cabinet. The revolution ln the
northern part and the general but so
far inactive unrest in other sections. It is
said, will probably cause the Immediate
formation of the new cabinet.
It is believed here that the downfall of
the Mexican cabinet was due tc dissen
sions between Senor Jose Yves Liman
tour, minister of finance, and other mem
bers of the cabinet, over a proposed pro
gramme of reforms It is generally be
lieved here that Senor Limantour will
be about the only cabinet minister who
will be invited by President Diaz to re
main as a member of the new cabinet.
Dispatch to Ambassador.
Neither the State Department nor
the Mexican Embassy has jet received
an information as to the personnel of
the new cabinet. Senor Francisco Leon
de la Barra, the Mexican Ambassador,
received this dispatch yesterday from
Senor Enrique C. Creel, minister of
foreign affairs
"To-day the cabinet presented It3
resignation President Diaz received
them and declared that he reserved the
right of accepting them according to
his convenience The decision has been
verj well received by the public,
which feels that peace will soon be
firm established all over the coun
try by the reforms that are going to
be Instituted "
The onl information received by tho
State Department was a short dispatch
from Henry Lane Wilson, American Am
bassador to Mexico City, ln which he
confirmed the press dispatches of the
resignation of the Mexican cabinet and
added that the revolutionary movement
had extended to the town of Morales,
ln the state of Nueva Leone, which had
heretofore remained unaffected
Secretary of State Knox returned to
"Washington yesterday from Palm Beach,
Fla . where he has spent several
weeks He declined to receive news
paper men H" had a conference at his
residence last night with Huntington
Wilson, Assistant Secretarj of State, on
the Mexican situation and other depart
mental matters which have developed
in Mr Knox s absence.
tmerlcuns " letoriona.
London. March 25. The annual inter
'varsity sports at Oxford and Cambridge
were h"Id at Queen's Club to-day. G E
Putnam, a Rhodes scholar at Oxford
from Kansas, was an easy winner of the
hammer throw, beating the 'varsity rec
ord with a mark of 153 feet 3 inches
Putting the weight was won by W. O
Zeigler, of Grlnnell College, Iowa and
Oxford, with a put of Z3 feet 6H inches.
Operated on Successfully,
Treasury Department.
trip to the Island and the mother pleaded
with Capt Johnston to carry her and
the two doctors The captain consented,
and turning en a full head of steam made
the run in record time. One of the sur
geons had an Jmportant engagement ln
Boston and the captain laid by until the
operation was over, and picked up the
doctor for the return trip. Miss Kennedy
is doing nicely.
The captain made a formal report to
the Treasury Department here. In his
report the word ship 1b crossed out of the
"rescue blank" and "Miss Kennedy" Is
The saving of Miss Kennedy, however,
isn't the only feat the captain accom
plished on this trip. As he was on his
way back to the mainland with the Bos
ton doctor, he sighted the seagoing tug
Richmond in distress and proceeded to
rescue her, but without any surgical as
sistance. a woman suspected of the theft at Hot
Springs, Va. Whether definite news was
obtained yesterday while here was not
given out.
The Jewels were insured by Lloyds,
and every effort Is being made to find
them. The Washington police, ln con
nection with central offices In every
city in the United States' Mexico, and
Canada, are on the lookout, as Jt is
supposed the thief is In hiding; in one
of these countries. (
The suspected woman, after the
landing of the vessel on which. Mr. and
Mrs. Drummond came from London to
New York when their valuables were
stolen, is supposed to have journeyed
South, hence the suspicion that she
might be found at Hot Springs, a clew
being found la thaf.town.-lt ia said.
Camorriata Find AbatemaKKto'a
Storr Hard to Discredit.
Viterbo, March 23. Though the trial of
the CamorrJsta was adjourned yesterday
afternoon to next Tuesday, lawyers for
the defense were busy all day to-day
consulting with the prisoners on how
to combat Abatemaggio's testimony. The
scene In the Jail at times this after
noon was as tumultuous as the most
exciting scenes ln the courtroom.
The Camorrlsts are enraged at Abate
maggio's confession, and their lawyers
are apprehensive. How to discredit the
story, told by Abatemaggio seems to
puzzle the latter. The Informer told a
straightforward, bold story, and ap
parently left few loopholes for success
ful cross-examination.
There Is little hope now that he will
change his attitude and aid his former
comrades in crime. Before his cross
examination he has yet to tell the de
tails of the murder of Gennaro Cuocculo
and his wife.
Joseph StewartGives Address
Before Missourians.
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Joseph Stewart gave an interesting ad
dress last night before the Missouri So
ciety at Pythian Temple on the history
and development of the Post-office De
partment and Its present-day efficiency,
which was tested a short time ago, when
the department made arrangements to
take care of the malls for the troops
mobilized ln Texas on short notice, the
order being received by telegraph and
Immediately complied with.
The speaker said that the department
not only employs 40.000 carriers, but
brings into service almost ever' railroad
and steamship line In the world. He
said the largest mall train In the world
leaves New York every evening for the
West with seventy tons of mall matter
and fifty tons additional Is collected en
route, and the train is composed of from
seven to eleven cars
The address was followed by a pro
gramme which Included soprano solo
bv Mrs. Arthur Dunn: violin duet by
Miss Jessie Bloomer and Miss Lela Speer.
piano accompaniment by Mrs Grace Du
fore Brown; tenor solo by Lane D Web
ber, recitation by Mark . Watson, ana
violin solo by Miss Martha Baldwin,
piano accompaniment by Clifford Lewis
The committee In charge of the pro
gramme was composed of Mrs W. C.
t?eane. chairman, C. H Harwood, Miss
Fearl Roblson, and Miss Josephine Tom
lin H J Phelps, president of the so
ciety, presided
Maine Monument Society
Gives Up Project.
The Maine Monument Association was
represented by delegates from various
patriotic associations and 209 proxies, at
the meeting for final settlement of affairs
at Eagles' Hall List night
Admiral Charles D SlKsbee, president
of the association, made his report,
which showed that in all about $1,300
had been collected The report was
unanimously adopted, and Admiral Sigs
!ec was complimented for his faithful
Admiral Sigsbco was authorized to
transfer the books. mones. name, and
title of the association to any patriotic
society which shows its ability to carry
on the work as originall planned The
admiral will take no action until after
the meeting of tho United Spanish War
Veterans ln August
The Spanish War Veterans are deeply
interested In a monument to the Maine.
Admiral Sigsbee said last night that he
would like to see this organization pusli
tlie project to completion.
Citizens of Chevy Chase In
terested in Mo Yemen t.
In speaking of the Interest taken by
the government in cultivating and dis
tributing plants to farmers, David Fair
child, president of the People's Gardens
Associations, said last night, in address
ing the Chevy Chase Citizens' Associa
tion: "Because a farmer owns a hundred
acres of land to the home owner's hun
dred feet is no reason why he should
have a larger grasp upon the purse of
the nation. The citizen living ln the city
or suburbs should be encouraged In the
propagation of plants and flowers, which
will beautify not only the home, but the
surrounding neighborhood."
The lecture was the third of a course
given by Glenn Brown, secretary of the
American Institute of Architects, and Mr.
Fairchild. Mr. Brown spoke upon the
"City beautiful," outlining the plans
made under the McMillan or park com
mission plan, which has as one of Its
features a chain of parks encircling the
City of Washington.
Mr. Fairchild urged the citizens to in
terest themselves ln the care of gardens.
-or even back yards. One point, to which
great attention was paid, was tne niamg
of the ground line, or the place where
the base of the house meets the earth.
The next of the series of lectures will
be given in Llnthlcum Hall, Georgetown,
under the auspices of the Georgetown
Citizens' Association.
One of the resuts already being brdught
about by the Interest shown in tho
Brown-Fairchlld Illustrated lectures on
the development of Washington and the
decorations of the lawns anil yards is
the decoration of the lawns surrounding
the triangular park In Park road west of
Seventeenth street, so as to conform to
Its proposed improvement by tna gov
It was first" nronosed to hold
Mount Pleasant lectures ln the dining
rooms of the Kenesaw apartment house,
but the- enthusiasm is so gTeat it was I
early found this room would not noia
the people, and the place of meeting was
changed to the Immanuel Baptist Church,
Sixteenth street and Columbia road. For
this meeting to be held at 8 o'clock
Friday evening, next, thousands of illus
trated Invitations are being distributed.
The membership and entertainment
committee, of which Dr. Wilbur L.
Wright is chairman, and the committee
on parks and parking, of which Fred
G. Coldren is chairman, have been noti
fied to be at the church promptly at
7:45 o'clocaVto act as usbera.
Continued from Fage One.
and being an expert canoeist started out
to the middle of the river. The part of
the stream where the lad took the canoe'
is known as dangerous and he was
warned not to go out too far.
The lad continued to paddle to the
middle of the stream. About one-third
of the way across the river he was
caught ln the current and was upset be
fore ho could right his light craft. He
managed to grasp the gunwale of the
canoe and hold on safely.
McRac, seeing the perilous situation
of his companion, launched a second
canoe and went to his assistance. He
reached Keats Just as the latter was
losing his hold from exhaustion, and
managed to bring him to shore. Keats,
when his canoe was overturned, lost his
hat, and It was seen floating down the
stream by the four boys standing on the
shore. "I'll get your hat." shouted Mc
Rae, and at once jumped Into a canoe
and pushed from the shore.
For a time he made good headway
against the current, and managed to
reach the hat. He leaned forward to
grasp It, and before his companions real
ized what had happened the canoe was
overturned and he was struggling fran
tically to keep above water. The canoe
was floating upside down in the middle
of the stream.
Current Afralnat Him.
In a moment Keats rushed to the
shore, and pushing his canoe Into tho
water, paddled frantically In an ef
fort to reach McRae. The current was
strong and against him, however, and
after a short time Jones and Argo, who
were standing on the shore, saw that
he could not reach the bog struggling
for life ln the water. '
Argo had already taken off his
clothes for a plunge In the cold water,
and he was the first to Jump overboard
and swim toward McRac, who was seen
to falter with each stroke. He was
followed a few seconds later by Jones,
who dove In the water with all hU
clothes on. While the two boys stroked
with every nerve and muscle tense to
reach their comrade. Keats, In the
canoe, was still battling with the cur
rent. Both -swimmers reached McRae and
grasped him around the body. A start
was made for shore, and after several
minutes of hard struggle, the trio came
within fifty feet of their goal. At this
time Argo became numb from cold and
was compelled to rellngulsh his task. He
dropped away from his two companions
It was seen at a glance that McRae was
chilled through and had no control of
his muscles Argo made one last valiant
effort to aid his friends and stroked for
shore. How he managed to reach land
he is unable to tell, but he said last night
that when he recovered consciousness he
was grasping a jagged rock on the bank.
He managed to pull himself up, and then
turned to look for his companions.
Iloth Went Doitn.
Jones and McRae were locked in each
others arms about forty feet from shore.
The former had his companion by the
hair with one hand and was supporting
him under the back with the other. He
was treading water and making a des
perate effort to combat the swift cur
rent and gain land While he watched
them, Argo says, both went down, but
reappeared ln a few seconds Again the
struggle for land was resumed by Jones.
Just how long It was before they went
down the second time the lad on the
shore was unable to state, but as he
stood and watched the fight for life he
saw both go under again. They came to
the surface again, and Jones once more
stroked for shore.
The weight of the unconscious boy
proved too much in the end. however,
and both went down for the third time.
Only one came up Jones and half dead
from exhaustion he beat his arms fran
tically on the water in an endeavor to
keep afloat. When his head had passed
beneath the surface Keats, who all the
time had been paddling against the cur
rent, trin to reach the two boS, got
to the spot and grasped the sinking lad
by the hair
After getting Jones safely in the boat
he mineuvered his craft around the
place where McRae had gone down, in
the hope his body would reappear. This
proved futile, however, and he finally
went to shore. In the meantime, Argo,
who stood on the shore and witnessed the
terrible tragedy, ran heedlessly up the
beach calling for help About 400 yards
west of the scene he found stveral men
camping who joined him when they were
told of the drowning and assisted In try
ing to locate the bod.
.Notifj Iloy's Uncle.
When the realization of the death of
their companion dawned upon the three
remaining bojs, they immediately pro
cured a rowboat, and Argo being the only
one of the party who had dry clothes,
was piloted across the river to the near
est telephone. He notified Maj. McRae
and then hurried for a car at Little Falls
road, which would take him to Washing
Speaking Before Diners at Fraternity Banquet, He
Pictures Bright Future for Institution, but
Admits Handicap by Poverty.
Better times, more money, greater pres
tige, a larger student body, and improved
conditions generally were predicted for
George Washington University by Rear
.j1.1 rhrtrl. H. Stockton, president
of h institution, at the eleventh annual
banquet of the Lambda Chapter of the
Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at tne snore
ham Hotel last night.
"I believe," said Admiral Stockton,
iha in a short time the university will
take Its place among the great unlver
.hhm of the country. It Is at present
greatly handicapped by poverty, and that
has been Its main trouble all of Its days,
but It 'is progressing rapidly, its indebt
edness Is being gradually paid off, and It
soon will be upon a sound financial foot
ing. '
Standard Being Ralaed.
Tt, standard of the school Is con
stantly being ' raised, and the faculty is
getting better. One of the most remarK
nhk nnd most interesting facts concern
ing the university is that 70 per cent of
Its student body is made up of individuals
who are earning their own tuition. They
engage in useful occupations during the
day, and when their work Is done Instead
ot spending their leisure time in idleness
employ It by pursuing studies which will
ultimately prove to be of the utmost
value to them. This is true of but few
other institutions, v
Tne greatest need for mosey-J oi
ton. The other two boys, wet and ex
hausted, and frantic at the loss of their
companion, were taken to the camp above,
where they were warmed by a fire and
given dry clothing.
Last night was the fifteenth anniver
sary of the granting of a charter by the
national organization to the local Theta
Delta Chi Fraternity of George Washing
ton University, and a large smoker was
being given to commemorate the event.
More than 60 members and 100 invited
guests were enjoying the entertainment
when Argo, half crazed, covered with
mud, and choked with tears, burst Into
the scene of festivities and shouted in
a frenzied voice that his companion had
been drowned.
In a moment what had been bofore a
gay scene was turned to a sad assembly
of startled men. Argo fell headlong to
the. floor and was picked up by his fra
ternity mates. For half an hour they
worked to revive the lad that a full ac
count of the tragedy might be learned.
When he finally came to consciousness,
he was in such a nervous state that it
was thought advisable to place him on a
-Eventually he was able to tell the story
of the drowning, and action was at once
taken by Grand Master Albert to dis
pense with the fcstlvtles and send
parties of the dead bc's fraternity
mates to the scene.
Parties Go to Scene.
Tho first party left the fraternity
house at 0 o'clock and was in charge
of Stuart J. Gass, Maj. McRae, the
drowned lad's uncle, and the following
iratcrnity mates composed the party:
Allison Miller, who owned and ran the
automobile; M. S. Farmer, and Kenneth
Maxcy. A short time later a second
party was sent to the scene and was
composed of P.irker Warner, who owned
and ran the automobile
Freeland Li -
man, John A. Sterrett, and Frank Bond.
These parties camped on tho shore
near the spot where their fraternity
mate went down until the body was
found. The place ln the river where the
bo lost his life Is well known as a
dangerous locallt.
One hundred feet below where the
canoe upset a deep dam impedes the
flow, but once over this the water again
rush ln a seething torrent.
McRae Joined the Theta Delta Chi fra
ternity when he attended William and
Mary College at Williamsburg, Va., from
which institution he was graduated 'n
1309. He came to this city last Septem
ber, and had occupied a room ln the fra
ternity house since. He was popular
with his "frat" mates, and was famil
iarly known as "Professor." Shortly af
ter his arrival In Washington he was
appointed superintendent of a school in
Alexandria County, Va. which position
he held until his death. He was ap
pointed by W. T Hodges, of Arlington,
Va, a member of his fraternity and the
general superintendent of the schools in
that district.
Pastor Graduated in This
City in 1893.
Rev. Hatch Dent Sterrett, son of Rev.
Dr. J. MacBride Sterrett, of this city,
who has been called to the rectorship of
St. Paul's Church In Columbus. Ohio, re
ceived his early education in Washing
ton, and Is well know here, as well as
In New Hav en. Conn , where he has been
living for seven years He will succeed
Rev. Dr. McGann, who will become rector
of Trinity Church in Chicago
Rev Mr. Sterrett has been congratu
lated by many of his friends of this
city, as St Paul's Church is one of the
five largest parishes in Ohio. Mr. Ster
rett was born in Pennsylvania, ln 1SS0.
and was graduated from the Columbian
University of this city in 1S9S He is
a member of the Theta Delta Phi fra
ternity. In 1SSO he received his A. B. at
Harvard University, and In the next year
was awarded the degree of A. M.
Three years later Mr. Sterrett re
ceived his B D degree from Cambridge
Episcopal Theological School. After
this he became curate for three years
with Rev. Dr. Ralnford. at St, George s
Church. New York. Since then he has
been curate at Trinity Church in NewlandrJa Athletic Club, one of the strongest
Haven. While In the last-named city-
Rev. Mr. Sterrett was called to be rec
tor of the Episcopal Church at Chevy
Chase, Md , but finally withdrew his
Mr. Sterrett also belonged to the
Graduate Club and the Country Club, of
New Haven, and the Harvard Club, of
New York.
Maeterlinck Still iniokri,
From in tachanjr.
Maurice Maeterlinck has had to give
up the use of tobacco, which he used In
prodigious quantities when writing. But
he has managed to retain his beloved
pipe, the bowl of which he fills with a
denlcotlned preparation, tasteless, but
harmless. And now, as of yore, his pipe
is a-llght when his pen is at work, and
clouds of smoke envelope him, shutting
cut the world and shutting him in with
Ms fancies and Imaginations.
felt by the teachers' college, the en
gineers' college, and the college of arts
and sciences. But w e are not ashamed oH
our poverty, ror It Is honest poverty, and
we hope for the best,"
Joseph D. Sullivan responded to the
toast, "Citizenship." He said the men
who are destined to Bucceed the cor
rupt politicians who wield such a great
Influence In the politics of the day ,are
tho college men of the country.
William A. Woodruff served as toast
master and introduced the speakers.
Ernest W. Wilkinson, a Washington at
torney, responded to the toast, "Wives
and sweethearts." He told a number of
humorous stories. 'Donald H. McLean
spoko on the Initiative, referendum, and
the recall. Capt. R, E. Ragan, Dr.
A. F. A. King, a member of the George
Washington faculty; Walter W. Burns,
and Emery L. Stewart were, the other
speakers. All of the speakers were mem
bers of the university alumni.
Preaent at Banqnet.
Following are the names of those In
C. B. Alensder. P. B. Boesch. O. W. Boujhton,
O. V. K. BuUoajh. W. W. Buna. O. A. Brrne,
W. C. Cirpenter. A. L, Clothier. M. Ctiirtord. M.
A. Dalr. 11. W. DktU. W. J. Dirts. Clpt V. T.
Drii, a B. De Jartln. H. V. H. Hlia, J. B.
Ftfcr. H. B. Goccrc Cpt. M. E. HiKins. Dr. A.
KemUe. Dr. A. V. A, KIbj. F. E. Knnkcl. C B.
Lamawn, E. L. Lulcr, C L V. Laralere, U. A.
Undcnun. U II. .McLean, Dr. a J. Mas, 3. K.
Murray. C. U Mxoo. A. C. Otto. W. T. Pcie.
CapC B. K. Ragan. J. W. gchecea, E. L. Stewart.
J. GqlliTan, Dr. M. X. Salllitn. A. R- Thomson.
& R. Udy. . F. WesdtroUi, V. A. Woodruff,, acd
B. K.Zaeaixiia
AT. A. C. Will Hold Games
on May 20.
Interscholaatie and Intercollegiate
Eventi to Be Feature at Annnal
Field Day at Maryland Institution.
Entry Blanks Can Be Obtained at
AH Local Sporting Goods Stores.
Maryland Agricultural College will hold
its first joint Snterscholastlc and inter
collegiate field and track meet at College
Park May CO. This meet will be held un
der the intercollegiate association rules,
as adopted for preparatory and high
schools, medals being given to first, sec
ond, and third men m each ecnt, and in
addition a banner to the school, showing
the greatest number of points The re
lay lacs 'v'll be the ftaturi- of the meet.
Wil! It is expottec that the county
schools of Maryland will enter the regu
lar meet", a special lot of races will be
open to county schcols alon; in order to
' encourage athletics throughout the State.
This embraces all public schools of Mary
land, excjpt those of Baltimore City.
In addition to the Interscholastic games
an intercollegiate meet, open to St. John's,
Western Maryland, and Washington Col
leges .will be held. Many of the Wash
ington high school athletes have signified
their intentions of entering these outdoor
Central High School will enter its crack
relay four, also Individual stars ln tho
different events Coach Byrd. of tho
Western High School, will enter his crack
relay team In a dual race with some other
bcholastlc quartet.
Invitations have been issued to all ot
the colleges, preparatory schools, and
high schools in this section, and a largo
list of entries Is anticipated.
If this meet is suutessful, it will prob
ably be made an annual affair of tho
Maryland Aggies' athletic schedule.
Entry blanks can be obtained from any
of the local sporting goods stores, and
It is requested by the management of tho
meet that all blanks be in not latei than
May 10 Send entries to Prof C S Rich
ardson, chairman. Held day committee,
Maryland Agricultural College. College
Park. Md The list of events are as fol
lows 100 yards, 120 ards, 440 yards. )
yards, 1 mile, 220-yard low hurdles, run
ning broad jump, running high jump, polf
vault, shot put, hammer throw, relay I
mile. Time of games: Intercollegiate
meet, 10-00 o'clock a m ; Interscholastic
meet 1 10 o'clock p m. The committeo
of arrangement Is as follows Prof " S
Richardson (chairman). Prof. F. B Bom
lerger. Prof H. T. Harrison, Mr R H
Dixon. '06; Mr. S H. Harding. 3. Mr
E N. Cory'. '09. Directions for reaching
the Agricultural College. By Baltirrore
and Ohio Railroad from all points By
electric cars from ISth and G streets
The Hike to Baltimore.
hditrr The VA jushin jton Herald.
Inasmuch as it is announced that tho
attempt will be madr o break the walk
ing record between Baltimore and Wash
ington, I beg to be permitted to state
that the record is now held by Louis
Molnar. who, on March 27, 1909, walke-1
from Camden Station to Union Station,
approximately C6 1-10 miles, by. way ot
Columbia avenue and the pike, all stop3
counted against the walker, in seven
hours and forty -nine minutes, starting
at 8 30 a. m. and arriving at 4 09 p. m
against a south headwind of an average
of fourteen miles an hour. Molnar i3
six feet two Inches and weighed 190
pounds The first hour he made six and
one-half miles See The Washington
Herald of March 25, 1509.
Alexandria Athletes In Line.
Alexandria. Va , March 23. The Ale-
baseball organizations in this city, has
organised for the coming season ani
would like to arrange games with any
team in and around Washington, includ
ing the St. Stephen's, Bloomingdale",
Royal Athletic Club. Navy Yard. Cherry
dale, Pension Bureau. Falls Church, and
others. The team will line up about tr-e
same as last year. Sullivan, catcher:
Dohcrty. Burrell. and Litz. pitchers;
Dohorty. rlrst base; Strivner. second
base: Lynch, shortstop; Tyler, third base:
Williams, left field: Ale, center field;
Carr or Bell, right field. For games ad
ares Harry F. Murphy, 4.5 North Al
fred street, Alexandria, Va. Expenses
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