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Fair, slightly warmer; to-morrow,
fair and warmer.
NO. 1647.
This is the first issue of The Washington Herald from its new home,
The Washington Herald Building, 1322 New York Avenue Northwest
'.Representative Clark Says it
Is "Wise Economy.
Thinks that Section Near Capi
tol Should ,Be Bought
Ttot Only Does He 'Kavor- Buying:
Property Sonth of the A-rennc,
bat He Says that the Ttortb Side
as For u Sixth. Street Should Be
Obtained Government Should Save
on Enormous Rent Soil.
"Yon can register me unre
servedly in faor of the Hcyburn
plan to purchase at once all the
property south of Pennsylvania ave
nue and incroaching on the MalL
I will go further and ad ise the pur
chase of several blocks of property
King on the north side of Pennsjl
ania avenue, between the Capitol
and Sixth street The mass of un
sightly buildings now bordering the
Capitol grounds should be taken
aw av. Handsome go eminent
structures should be erected in then
place. The national government
should not pay a dollar of rent in
Washington " i
The above statement was made to a
representative of The Washington Herald
yesterday bv Representative Frank
Clark, of Florida, member of the House
t ommittee on Public Buildings and
Grounds, concerning a legislative project
MialK affecting 'Washington which un
rultedlv will come before his committee
during the Sixty -second Congress
II r Clark is an old school" Democrat,
who behpes in economy He likewise
brlicves in civic beauty He does not
consider the government's ostein of ex
panding hundreds of thousands of dol
1 its tinnually in rent in Washington
compatible in the least with sound econ
omy p-inciples nor doe' he consider
the unj:iglitl buildings which huddle un
der the hadow of the Capitol and
along stately Pcnnsvlvania acnoc on
its nuth "ide in the least comport with
t' e dignity wench the Capital City of a
great nitjon should aumc.
With the Hevburn bill reintroduced in
the. Senate and its repassage bv that
lod virtuallj assured as soon as gen
eral legislation gets to running, it is
going to ret squarely with the Com
mittee on Public Buildings and Grounds
of the House as to -whether the govern
ment shall take up the long-delayed
project of clearing the MalL Senator
Hcjburn asserts that $10,000 000 expended
cow will be as good as $30,000,000 a
decade or two from this time
Sac nn Enorntons Rent Roll.
"Speaking for myself," said Represent
ative Clark yesterday, "I believe a clean
and honest project to buj the property
pouth of the Avenue would bo a splendid
thing for the Sexty-second Congress to
put through. The economy of a plan
whereby the government hhill do away
with lts enormous rent roll in Washing
ton should appeal to every Democrat,
and 1 believe it will If the henate agrees
to a proper measjrc of this sort, I be
lieve the House wiU follow suit. I have
been told that the monej the government
is expending annuallj on rents in Wash
ington would pay interest of 2 per cent
on a loan of $20,000 000 I am in favor
of issuing the necessary bonds, or appro
priaUng the money direct from the rev
enues of the government, and proceeding
to put every department in Washington
under its own roof The mass of unslght-
lv buildings near the Capitol should be
wiped out. Let the clearing-out process
extend on both sides of the Avenue as
far as the National Hotel '
Chnmplon of Public Bnildlnfrs.
In view of the fact that Representative
Clark has been tho champion of a sys
tem whereb every town in the country
should have a Federal post-offlce build
ing, he is looked upon as an active ad
vocate of the Heyburn plan, .and as the
representative who will do most to stir
the members of the Building and Grounds
Committee into action A measure which
Mr. Clark already has before Congress,
and which he fas preparing to reintroduce,
provides for the issuance of certificates
of indebtedness, paving 2 per cent inter
est, which shall produce funds to erect
posr-oflices in every city It is proposed
that4 one type of building" shall serve
evcrv town in the country of a certain
size, and that there shall be several
tjpes of buildings, according to the size
"It would be the easiest matter In the
world for the government to rale funds
to build post-offices," said Mr. Clark,
"owing to the fact that people are al
ways willing to buy securities which
Uncle Sam backs with his guarantee.
The same system could bo followed in
furnishing proper buildings for every
government department in Washlnirton.
Several of these departments should be
near the CapitoL I am in favor of re
placing the hovels north of the Avenue
and near the Capitol with handsome.
government buildjngs Just as soon as
I, Sill GHEE
Troops Sent to Border When
Facts Were Learned.
Included a Coaling Station on
the Pacific Coast.
Colonisation RlKhta Also Were Em
braced In. Pact, Original of "Which
Ambassador Wilson Obtained from
Hidden Archives Lenr Enough to
HaVc a Photograph, vrlth Which
He Rushed to Washington.
City of Mexico, April 9. Facts
of the most significant character,
bearing upon the reason for the
sadden mobilization, just a month
ago, of 20,000 American troops at
three points within striking distance
of the Mexican border, have be
come known here. They deal with
the secret relations -which existed
prior to March 1 between Japan
and the Diaz government, the dis
covery of which led to instant ac
tion by the President of the United
The revelation of the story of intrigue
between the Diaz government and the
representatives of the government of
Japan, looking toward the securing Dy
the latter of adequate coaling stations on
the Pacific coast of the republic, is now
The truth of these negotiations and the
effect that their discovery had upon
President Taft and his Cabinet at Wash
ington comes from a source which Is
trustworthy Respect for the source of
the information has not interfered with
the verification of tho news by more
than one authority
Henry L. Wilson, tho Ambassador of
the United States to Mexico, had occa
sion many months ago to realize the
strong antipathy of the Mexicans of all
classes toward the United States This
was first shown during the demonstra
tions by the students of tho City of
Mexico which were directed against
Americans last autumn On one of the
nights when tudent3 were parading the
streets, shouting against Americans, a
band of them encountered Ambassador
Wilson's "on They assaulted him and
then offered him a peculiarly vicious
Wilson Mil le Investigation.
When Mr W iKon's son told his father
of this matter, the Ambassador took no
action whatever, though he was fully
justified in doing so Then later, during
the celebration in honor of tho foundation
of the republic, when many Japanese of
high rank came as special ambas;ado-s
from their country to the capital, the
Ambassador had reason to know that
marks of particular respect were being
paid to the Japanese and that there had
been private audiences between Diaz
and a few of his more influential minis
ters and the Japmesc delegates
R was during the vist of tho Japanese
that Mr Wilson heard in the streets of
Mexico City cries of "Long live Japan,
down with the (Jringoe ' So far as he
was able to ascertain no effort was made
on tho part of the authorltes to suppress
thoe who gave voice to these sentiments
Another circumstance induced Mr Wil
son to make quiet investigation into the
apparent drift of international goodfccl-
Contlnncd on Page It, Colnmn 4.
Terrible News from Weather Bureau May Be Followed
by Downpour When Fans Assemble at Park.
Pate is against the Washington base
ball fans Through the long winter
months they have waited for the opening
game on the. home grounds, only to meet
the worst catastrophe possible rain Al
though the Weather Bureau fans have
promised to do all In their power to
scare away the clouds. Prof. Harry C
Frankenfield, forecaster, last night pre
dicted rain for Wednesday. There will
be many downcast hearts and glum faces
in the city to-day, for, unless the
Weather Bureau relents and gives a
change, it wll be, "No game; wet
grounds " 4
Mr. Frankenfield broke the news as
gently as possible, first promising fair
weather to-day and to-morrow, and then
saying the ouUook for Wednesday was
dark. This was at first thought to
mean merely dark In the sky, but the
next question brought the terrible truth
rain for tho baseball game.
This forecast, whilo not final, will
cause the many Washington fans to
pray for fair weather at least unUI
Wednesday night. -If" rain should visit
thn nark on Wednesday, it would nrove
a finishing blow lo the fans of Washlng-
.xon, louowing so-cioseiy on ue oanisa-.
Silver Orator Captures Eis
flnge Audience.
.Ministry Is Lax in Preaching
Against Evils, He Says.
Delivering His Famous Address,
"The Price of a. SouV Before Ijcrge
Gathering, Peerless Leader Flays
Commercialism In General and Bit
terly Condemns Gamblers on Stock
Markets Speaks Again In Evening.
"I would rather have my name
go down in history as a man who
fought for clean politics than to
have it registered on the roll of
Presidents." As William Jennings
Bryan said these words in his fa
mous address, lne price ot a
soul," jesterday afternoon in Con
tinental Memorial Hall more than
3,000 men, a majority members of
the Y. M. C A rose in their seats
and wildly cheered. The applause
was almost deafening, and lasted
until CoL Bryan raised his hand in
vigorous protest. Champ Clark,
Speaker of the House, and Senator
Robert La Follette, who, with Rep
resentative Richmond P. Hobson
and Senator John W. (Kern, were
seated on the platform, nincd in the
Five policemen tried to ketp the crowds
in order As soon as the doors were
thrown open the crush was so great that
several persons barely escaped injury.
One man lost bis -hat. and it was imme
diately crushed under foot. Ho made an
outcry and recovered what was left of it.
To say that Co! Bryan won his audi
ence would be putting It mildly Time
and again, in the course of the address
v hitli has become celebrated, he was
forced to cease until the audience quieted
Throughout the discourse, which lasted
almost two hours, tho speaker pleaded
for the recognition of the soul in all
business affairs, for the purity of thought
and tho honesty of methods that make
for a higher and nobler life. He used
the hammer with much effect when It
Continued on Pnge O, Column 2.
Banker Hixey Will Be Granted Post
ponement To-day.
W hen the case of C. Jones Rixey, pres
ident of the defunct Virginia Safe Dcpos.it
asd Trust Corporation, it, called for trial
in the Corporation Court of Alexandria,
Va., this morning, a postponement will
bo granted.
Mr Rixcj, who has been ill in bed for
weeks, was examined by phvsiclans yes
terday, who declared that he was phjsi
cnllv unable to stand trial at the present
A conference will be held this morning
between Mr Rixey's attorneys and Com
monwealth Attorney Samuel G Brent
about the renewal of Mr. Rixey's bond
and a postponement of the trial
ment of Johnson from the camp at
Atlanta, and the burning of the baseball
The sudden break of the fair weather
Wednesday was totally unexpected Jn
the forecasts, as It has been confldenUy
hoped the weather would contlnuo to
Imitate spring after the rain of last
week. At that, the weather to-day Is
not expected to be typical of an Ideal
spring, as there may bo a slight frost
A frost of no mean dimensions will
be cast upon the hopes of every member
of the baseball clan If Mr. Franken
field s prediction of last night should
come true. The only hope Is that the
forecast Is not final and that the weather
men will change their minds about the
"cloudy, with rain, Wednesday after
noon or night" part.
There Is one consolaUon for the fans,
as a premature forecast of the weather
made yesterday at the Weather Bureau
has promised fair weather on Saturday
Chrnapeake nad Ohio Fast Service
To Cincinnati, 'Louisville, Indianapolis.
St. Louis. Chicago, and the West.' Solid
train to St Louis, with Chicago sleeper,
leaves Washington 6.30 p. m. Other
trains 2 00 p m. and 11:10 p. m. First
class a la carte dining-car service.
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Handsome Building in New York Avenue Well Adapted
for Production of Newspaper Mechanical and
Editorial Outputs Greatly Enlarged.
The entire plant of The Washington
Herald was vesterday moved to its hand
some and commodious offices at 1322 New
"iork avenue in a building well adapted
to the production of the paper
Tho task of moving was almost her
culean One of the two presses had al
ready been installed, but the battery of
fifteen linotjpo machines had to be con
vejed bodily to the new quarters The
work began while the Sunday edition
was still being printed, and was so suc
cessfully prosecuted thit the machines
were absolutely uninjured
Simultaneously the telegraph, tele
phone, and cl'ctric light systems were
transferred Workmen labored through
out the night and yesterday afternoon to
perfect the connections, and in the even
ing everything was wornuig inuj
The linotype machines, which wcro in
stalled on the second floor rear, were
wired, and at the vame time soundproof
walls 'were constructed around them
Tho new building has Decn remooeieu
Boston Fashionables Wonld
Serve Intoxicants.
Boston. April 9 The Chilton Club,
whose members Include many of tho so
ciety matrons of fashionable Back Bay
and Brookllne, has applied to the license
commissioners for a permit to sell and
sne intoxicating liquors at Its hand
some clubhouse Unless some unfor
seen opposition arises the license will be
granted May 1.
The Chilton Club has a membership Jt
K0. with a waiting list of 100. and Is one
of tho most exclusive women's clubs In
the United States, and the largest In the
world Smoking is already allowed at
the club on a large, sumptuous roof gar
den. The women, in applying for their
liquor license, say they do so as they
hardly like to offer their guests ginger
ale as rafreshment.
Winter Scenes in Connecticut While
Robins Sing.
-Wlnsted, Conn., April 9 A flve-lnch
snow blanket covered the Litchfield Hills
this morning. Some people took advan
tage of the snowfall and sledded logs to
the mill before the church hour. Other
Trintcr scenes were enacted while robins
saos merrily and. partridgea drummed,
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York Avenue
to suit the necessities of a newsnaptr
office Tho rooms on the ilrst and second
floors aro large and well ventilated, al
lowing a continuous circul-UIon of air.
Xothlng that could add to the appearance
or convenience of tile offices has been
overlooked by the management of The
Herald Tho business office is situated
In the front portion of the first floor and
is easily accessible
Tho new building is absolutely fireproof
and of up-to-date construction through
out. The city room is one of tho largest
of any newspaper plant in Washington
In tho old quarters the space was not
sufficient for the best supervision of tho
mechanical and editorial outputs. The
new building is ample, -and will allow for
the growth of The Herald.
It Is safe to say that not in Washing
ton for yeirs has the moving of a news
paper plant been accomplished as rapidly
and as well Tho work of Issuing the
paper proceeded last night in the new
building without Interruption. The, lease
on the structure Is for five years, with
an option of seven years additional.
Yegfjman, Caught Visiting
Her, Attempts Suicide.
Philadelphia, April 9 Tho love that
William Jones, aged twenty-nine, of 613
Snyder avenue, bears his mother win
probably cost him his life. He Is wanted
in MerchantviUe, N. J, for safeblowlng
several weeks ago.
The veneration In which he held his
mother being well known In the neigh'
borood of bis home, the police placed a
watch upon the house, feeling confident
that he would not remain away long.
Last night his affection caused him to
take a chance, and he went home. En
tering by a rear door, he accounted for
his long absence by telling his mother
that ho had been detained In New Tork
on business. While In conversation with
his parent, he discovered the house was
surrounded by police. He affectionately
caressed his mother, and saying he was
tired and wanted to sleep, went to his
room. There he drained a bottle of
laudanum, and turning on the gas, threw
himself on the bed.
The mother, detecting the odor of gas
shortly after, made an investigation and
found him unconscious. As she opened
the door to call the police, she was met
by officers coming to arrest him. When
they told her their mission she fainted.
Jones was taken to St. Agnes Hospital
"where he lies in. a critical condition.
Remarkable Story Recited to the Washington
Police by Suspect.
Pleads Intoxication and Irresponsibility When He Com
mitted the Acts of Arson Has No Mem
ory of the Individual Blazes.
Confessing that he has set fire to seventeen buildings in the north
ast and southeast sections of Washington within the last two months,
which have caused a loss of hundreds of dollars' worth of property and
great anxiety to residents of those sections, Thomas Collins, who was
arrested by the police on Friday and locked up in the Ninth precinct
station house, faces a prison sentence which will amount in the aggre
gate to not less than fifty ears, pnmding he gets the minimum sen
tence. His confession is admitted to be one of the most remarkable
in the annals of the Washington police department.
Furthermore, the police, as well as the
fire department ofiicial3, are elated in the
knowledge that the arrest and confession
of Collins clears up an incendiary mys
tery that proved unusually baffling from
the very start. It is pointed out that
the experience of Collins will undoubtedly
have a preventive effect that others
who might be tempted to burn Washing
ton buildings will be deterred
Thi e.ntirOrCity has for .months been
alarrr.eS by tN freq-ent ?-.es, which
broke out generally In stables. The po
lice department, under the personal di
rection of Maj Sylvester, has been on
tho lookout for the firebug, as it was
believed the blazes were of incendiary
origin Time after time the firemen
have raced to the fires, which proved to
be cither in a shed or some stable, and
which, upon investigation, have shown
clear proof of the work of some person
or persons
Collins had been under suspicion for
some days. He stoutly denied for hours
that he had any connection with the
fires, but y estcrday afternoon, w hen con
fronted by several pcrsrns who had seen
him In the neighborhood dodging around
trees or into alleys when a fire occurred,
he broke down and told the police tho
entire story
Confessed to Mcholsoa.
The confession was made to Fire Mar
shal Nicholson, who interviewed him
Capt. Daly, of tho Ninth precinct, and
Detective Charles Evans were also pres
ent. Collins said he was Intoxicated so
much of the time that when he set fire
to a building he was entirely irresponsi
ble and did not know what he was do
ing. He also said cigarettes had so Im
paired his memory that he was unable
to remember from one fire to another,
causing him to obtain excitement to flro
another building
The police say he is a "firebug" of the
worst sort, then he simply Ignited the
wooden structures to see them burn and
to witness the flro department on the
Heavy Sea and High Tide
Aid in Difficult Task.
New Tork, April 3 The Prinzess Irene
was worked clear o tho sands of Flro
Island shortly after 3 o'clock this after
noon, and seven hours later anchored off
Sandy Hook lightship to await daylight
before coming to the North German
Lloyd --Steamship Company's piers at
A heavy sea, au unusually high tide.
kicked up by Saturday night's southeast
gale, supplemented by Intelligent con
certed effort upon the part of steamship
ofilcers and wrecking tugmen. accom
plished a task that seemed almost a
miracle to sallormen ashore, llfesavers,
nH a multitude of about 1.500 watching
from tho sandy stretches of the Island.
The steamship did not come to bandy
Hook under her own steam, but was
towed by wrecking tugs. A twisted or
warped rudder post which might Inter
fere with the action of the propeller
kiaiM fniitiiwl Inspector Xumwick. of
the steamship company. In charge of the
vessel, to stop his engines ana reiy upon
two big wrecking tugs. So far as could
h determined, this was the only real
damage done to the ship.
This will not sausty tne companys
officers, however, and to-day, after an
other preliminary examination In Hobo
Uor hv rtlvprs. the Prinzess Irene will
start for Newport News, Va., where she
will go in dry aocic xor a inorouga
-niw.fiitA nf thA fnrtnnnte Jtpllnn nf this
n'ftunnnn n little rnv of horiA was dis
cernible last night for Capt. von Letten
Peterssen, the much-pltled commander of
the ship. It was said that at least he
will be allowed to take his ship back
to Bremen.
There he will go before a. board of m-
aulry of seven mspactorsivenasen by the
company's bureanVarnavstioa. If ha
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Apr. "-TO Ei3t Cafitoh si.
run Dodging in and out. Collins says,
he was able to escape, and until several
weeks ago he was not suspected of the
work which ha& alarmed and threatened
the city
Mrs Collins, his mother, says her son's
rrind has become unhinged from constant
c.garetle smoking and steady drinking.
He has a mania for fires of any sort,
and, according to Mis Collins, sho has
s-ccn her s-on eat the heads off matches
and often made a meal on them
Collins, who Is a plumber by trade,
lives at 9 Ninth street northeast. Ha
Las not been working for some time,
and has been hanging around barrooms,
according to the police. In hopes of get
ting drinks. He Is married, and has a
wife and two children living in the
southeast section of tho city. He is sep
arated from his wife.
Capt. Daly, of the Ninth precinct;
Capt. Mulhall, of the Fifth precinct, and
Capt Byrne, of the Sixth precinct.
working in connection with Central
Oillce Detective Evans, became suspicious
of Collins when a fire occurred in tha
Continued on Page S, Colnmn O.
exonerates himself in all likelihood ha
wrtll be given another boat, but following
the company's custom, it Is fair to say
that he will not come Into New TorS
for somo time.
Remarkable Tragedy Enact
ed in Hospital.
Los Angeles, April 9 In one of tho
most amazing and remarkable tragedies
in criminal annals. Miss Eve Bovee,
twenty years of age, stood at the bedsida
of her fosterfather in a ward at the
county hospital late last night, and.
thrusting a loaded revolver into his hands,
compelled him to shoot her so she might
go to heaven with him.
With a Spartan-like indifference, bor
dering on fanaticism, the girl noted the
effect of each shot, and ordered the man
to keep shooting, until she finally dropped
to tho floor.
As a result of the shooting. S. L.
Danla, sixty-five years of age. the foster
father. Is dyingv from wounds self in
flicted, after shooting his fosterdaugh
ter, and the hospital authorities state
ttiat there Is little or no chance for the.
recovery of tho girl.
On April 1, Danla shot and killed hl3
six-year-old daughter, Ledanla. He be
lieved at the time of that shooting that
he"was about to die from Injuries in
flicted by George Koerner, with whom
he was fighting a pistol duel. As Danla
fell he recognized his 6-year-old daughter,
and believing he was about to die, ho
said, "I am going to take you with me,"
shot and Instantly killed the little girl.
Practically the one friend to call upon
Dania In the hospital was Miss Bovee,
who posed as his fosterdaughter. Sho
listed him almost every day and during;
their conversations urged him to carry
out his promise to take her with him
when he died.
Following, the shooting, both Danla and
the Bovee girl expressed no remorse and
asked to be- allowed to'dta.
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