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NO. 1690.
President Taft One of the
; Beautifully Pictures Life of His
y Overlooking the City, Which the
Volunteer Soldier and Engineer
Conceived More Than a Hundred
l'eari Ago, Host Appropriate Ex-ercises-
in Connection with. Unveil
lug of Memorial Are Conducted.
Pierre Charles l'Enfant, son of
France, soldier of the Continental
Army, and designer of the Capital
of the greatest republic the world
has ever known, has come into his
On the morningside of Arlington
Heights, just at the brow of the
green-clad hill that overlooks the
city which is the child of his genius,
Pierre Charles l'Enfant received
the belated honors from a tardy
but not ungrateful nation. A Presi
dent, an Ambassador, and a Senator
united in acclaiming the gallant
Frenchman the premier designer of
cities in all history.
The ceremonies were held at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon before a throng of
enthusiastic Washlngtonlans, who had
taken the journey into Virginia for the
purpose of showing their respect to the
man whose mind conceived the scene
upon which they gazed. In the Western
sky the sun blazed :n early summer
glory; overhead, the sky shone a metal
lic midsummer blue; across the Potomac,
clearly defined through the faintest of
haze, glistened and glimmered the won
derful city. The river gliding by In sil
very grandeur served to furnish the mid
dle grounl, but It was the city, with its
white and its golden domes, the tall shaft
of the Washington Monument penetrat
ing the upper air, and rosy and buff and
pearl tints of the houses and public
buildings that furnished the real me
morial to Maj. l'Enfant.
Around the little flag-draped sarcoph
agus on the hillside gathered William
Howard Taft, President of the United
States, and successor of that first Presi
dent who was the patron and friend of
1'Enrant "With President Taft stood J.
J. -Jusserand. Ambassador of France, who
had come to share in honoring the brave
man who had given first his sword and
later the marvelous crea'lon of his brain
to the new nation beyond the seas. So,
also, came Ellhu Root, Senator from the
Empire State New York once Secretary
ol War and later premier in the Cabinet
of President Taft's predecessor
The band of the Corps of Engineers of
the United States army, to which branch
of the sen-Ice Maj l'Enfant had be
longed, plajed the airs of his homo land
and of the nation which had sen his
triumps and his sorrows
The invocation was asked, and then
Miss Eleanor Carroll Morgan gave a tug
at the halyards which bound the Stars
and Stripes about the gray stone monu
ment. In a flash the banner unfolded.
In another Instant it was fljlng upward
to tho masthead of a tall steel staff in
front of Arlington House. A battery
of light artillery banged out a major's
salute The phalanx of blue and scarlet
engineers stood at present arms, and the
band crashed forth "The Star Spangled
Address by President.
Ninety years of oblivion were ended.
Maj Pierre Charles l'Enfant had been
honored. A cher of approval answered
tho band and the cannons. Then Presi
dent Taft stepped to the front of the
stand. He said:
"My fellow-cltlzens: "We are here to
day to celebrate the last rites of the man
who designed tho plan, tho execution of
which has made Washington beauUful.
There are not many who have to wait
100 years to receive the reward to which
they are entitled, until the world shall
make the progress which enables it to
pay the Just reward.
"Tho man whose memory we celebrate
to-day had a highly artistic tempera
ment, and he had the defects which not
infrequently accompany that tempera
ment; and it is that fact which has ob
scured at Umes and. In some degree the
merit of what he did and lessened the
gratitudo that wo owe him for what he
"Coming as a soldier from France,
he entered the Engineer Corps of the
army, and rendered distinguished service
in the Revolutionary War. His skill as
an engineer and his art as a designer led
Washington to select him as the one to
make the plan for the Capital City.
Jefferson, the Secretary of State, in
terested w ith Washington in making' that
plan as successful as possible, assisted
the artist with his suggestions, and sent
him the plans of many European cities.
Jefferson was himself an architect of
high skill. Washington was a surveyer,
and knew the ground. Both were patriots
and statesmen with lofty Ideas of the
Nation's Capital. There is not any doubt
that tho suggestions which both these
great men gave to l'Enfant assisted him
much In the work which he had to do.
Nevertheless, the working out of the
suggestions, the compliance with the
purposes of those men whose directions
he was following, required the genius
that he exhibited and gave as the plan
we have.
"I would not for a moment detract
from Captain Elllcott's merit. Himself
a surveyer. he modified or followed the
.suggestions of modification that "Wash-
CoBtlaaed ea Face 5, Colama ft.
Conspiracy Similar to Mc
Namara Case Alleged.
Detectives Trail Conneis for
Eight Months.
Operative Land Iron Worker After
Long Trail Escape to Canada
Planned Accomplice Arrested Fol
lowing Consultation vrlth Prose
cutorReleased on First Arrest
for Look of Evidence.
Los Angeles, Cal., May 22. Two
men are prisoners in the private
chambers of District Attorney John
D. Fredericks here to-night, and
both of them are accused of enter
ing a conspiracy to dynamite the
million dollar Hall of Records
building here on September 8,
1910. r
One of them is B. H. Conners, a
former structural iron worker of
this city, and the other is James
Hendricks, who has .been promi-
Inently identified with the local
! st"ke situation here.
After the two men had been closely
questioned by Detective S. L. Browne, It
was announced by District Attorney
Fredericks that additional arrests would
follow this evening. It is understood
that seven men have been implicated In
the alleged plot to dynamite the build
ing, and It is charged that a woman,
known to the authorities under the name
of Miss Ross, will also be taken into
For three months Chief Detective Sam
uel Browne, of the district attorney's
office and his men have been following
Conners, and his arrest came to-day as
he was making preparations to leave for
Seattle. When told that he was "wanted
at the district attorney's office. Conners
made an attempt to secape.
The arrest of Hendricks camo only a
few minutes after Conners was in the
private office of the district attorney.
Hendricks was found at his home, arid
when told that he was under arrest he
made protestations of his Innocence and
denied that he knew Conners, and claimed
that he knew nothing of the alleged
plot to destroy the Hall of Records, which
is being constucted here by the Llewellyn
Iron Works, one of the companies which
has fought the structural Iron workers In
this city.
Conner Slugged Officer.
When the alleged attempt was made
to dynamite the structure, Conners was
placed under arrest. He was found lurk
ing near an entrance to the building, and
when a policeman challenged him, Con
ners struck the officer, and at that time
made a temporary escape. He was then
taken into custody and taken to the
Ipity jail.
tor several weeks Conners was held a
prisoner, but no evidence was secured
against him upon which a felony com
plaint could be based. He was finally
prosecuted, however, on a battery charge
and was sentenced to fifty days in the
city jail on a charge of assaulting the
policeman who had taken him into cus
tody. After serving his sentence Conners left
Los Angeles and for a time was.- em
ployed at The Needles. He was located
there by Detective Browne and an opera
tive has been his constant companion
since that time.
Conners made no movement in this city
that was not known to the District At
torney, and to-day, when it was learned
that he had planned to go to Canada,
Browne determined to arrest him.
Late to-night District Attorney Fred
cricks stated that he had called a special
sesslorf of the grand Jury to meet to
morrow morning. Several of tho suspects
now under surveillance will be sum
moned before this body and probably In
dicted and arrested during the day. No
additional arrests were made to-night.
Madison Square Garden
Made Huge Nickel Show
New York, May 22. The audi
torium of Madison Square Garden
will be turned Into a moving pic
ture show on Thursday, with a
woman's orchestra as an added
For twenty years the garden has
not paid its expenses in the sum
mer after the departure of the
circus. This has been one of the
reasons for trying to sell the
There will be seats for nearly
5,000 persons. During the day a
specially constructed .daylight
screen will show the pictures,
and at night the ordinary sheet
will be used.
Viscount Haldane 'Objects to Sis
agreeable Features.
Sprciil Cable to the Wmihkjtoa Bcnld.'
London, May 22. Lord Landsowne's
reform bill passed Us second reading In
the House of Lords to-day.
Viscount Haldane said he thought the
bill excluded a good many peers- who
were very "Valuable and handed over the
Housetothe caucus and whips.
The governmenChe said, did not de
slre to be the lap dog of politics, but
to secure for the liberal party a fair
chance in the.BacouaUoak . t
Heresy Charges Before Presbyterian Assembly Made
Against Pastor, Following Sensational State
ments from Pulpit.
Atlantic City, N. J.. May 22. Fits of
"blues" suffered by Moses were responsi
ble for passages In tho book of Moses.
Christ and Lazarus attended a party
where games were played, and danced
with the Bethany sisters.
Jesus did not mount the topmost pin
nacle of the temple of Jerusalem with
Satan, because It was a physical Impossi
bility for anybody to accomplish this
because of lack of room.
Parting of the waters of the Red Sea
was not a miracle, but merely drying out
portions of the sea in the change of
There is no devil.
Christ met death in a perfectly natural
course of events at the hands of a mob
of Jew fanatics, and the crucifixion was
not planned by Him.
Heroic Rescue, Attack by Pirates, and Beheading
Drive Away Dull Monotony of Trip
to Hongkong.
Special to The Wuhlngtoo Herald.
New York, May 22. Romance, adven
ture and heroism were Just a few of
the little incidents that caused so much
good fellowship between Capt. Frank
Downs and his crew on the four-masted
steel bark Juteopolls, which reached port
to-day after a trip to Hongkong and
When the bark was In Baltimore a
little more than a year ago the skipper
met Nelly Carter, and, after ' a three
week's courtship, Nelly changed her
name, and as Mrs. Downs went aboard
the Juteopolls and made the voyage
around the Horn for a honeymoon trip.
The bark spent 153 days in making
Hongkong and then went to Canton.
While In Canton River the mate, Harold
J. Symonds, started for a swim. The
mate says that the Chinese longshore
men do not like baby girls. He did. not
know this when he saw a twelve-months-
Duveen to Bely on Mercy of Court
for Art' Praud.
New York, May 22. Henry J. Duvoen,
head of the art and antique Importing
house of Duveen Brothers, will plead
gulltyto-morrow In the United States
Circuit Court to conspiring with other
members of the firm to defraud the gov
ernment by undervaluing Importations.
United States Attorney Wise will
urge Judge Martin to Impose a prison
Wants -No Tainted Salary.
Pittsburg1, May 22. Dr. Wlsart, a -professor
at the local theological seminary,
has refused to -call to a Chicago church
of which Wheat King- .Patten is the
benefactor, although the offer meant
double the salary the doctor Is sow re
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aUaekteteae'a Viewers, Are gagirW.
Magnificently davelosaa: "laUwlH.
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1911.
Evo suffered from evil in her own heart.
The snake tempting story Is only a para
ble. Jonah never existed.
There Is no mediator between God and
Ananias and Sapphlra expired from ap
oplexy or heart failure.
Uzzah was not struck dead to expiate
his violation of God's command, but
probably died from a weak heart.
These were the startling utterances and
writing attributed to Rev. William Grant,
graduate of Union Theloglcal Seminary
and a pastor In the Northumberland (Pa.)
Presbyterian Church, In the testimony
of members of his congregation read
from the assembly records of his trial for
heresy In his own presbyterjr before the
judicial commission of the General Pres
byterian Assembly, In executive session
here to-day.
old girl tumble off a sampan. Her par
ents watched her sink.
The sailor swam with her back to the
sampan, but the Chinese poked him away
with bamboo poles and forced him to
take the baby back to his own ship,
where the skipper's wife took care of her.
Pirates that Infest the Canton River
learned that the crew of the Juteopolls
had been given shore leave. Unluckily
for the pirates and fortunately for the
bark Capt. Downs kept his men aboard
that night.
A little before midnight tho Chinese
pirates attacked the bark, but the warm
reception accorded them from half a
dozen lengths of steam hose sent them
scampering away.
Some of them were captured later, and
tho mandarin sent an invitation to
Capt. Downs to witness their execution,
which was done in tho old-fashioned way
by a headsman, who clipped off head
after head until there were no pirates
Then the Juteopolls hoisted sail and
started for home.
Virginia Farmers Fear Attack of
Hungry Insects.
Spcdal to The Washington llffiM.
Richmond, Va.. May 22. The charts of
the agricultural department show that
the advent of the seventceri-year locust
in Virginia this year will be widespread.
The extent o the ravages committed
by the locusts may be judged by the cargo
of. bones brought into this port last week
by the English baric Glendovey, Capt
James W. LarlcUv
The ship carried forty-Are tons of the
bones of animals which had starved
on the plains of the Argentine Republic
last year as the result of the ravages
of lecusts. vWheat apd oth6r grain was
destroyed to the extent of millions of
dollars and thousands cf head of cattle,
sheep, and horses died.
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Angry Husband Uses Revolver in
Lawyer's Office.
Greenfield. Ind , May 22. John Holll
day, of Wilkinson, shot and fatally
wounded his wife to-day In a law office
In this city whllo sho was In consulta
tion with a lawyer preparatory to filing
a suit for divorce In the Circuit Court.
She wai sitting at the table with a
member of the law firm when her hus
band entered and began to beg her to
live with him.
On her refusal he shot her In the
face. She fell to the floor and he shot
her again, this time In the neck and
He was then arrested.
Twenty-six Taken III and
Two Are Dead.
Peabody, Kans.. May 22. At a meet
ing of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Soci
ety at the home of a farmer living three
miles north of here twenty-six people
wero poisoned froim eating chicken pie
in which ptomaine had developed. Two
of them have died since and the other
twenty-four are now in a dangerous con
Revolution Planned Against Portu
gal Government.
London, May 22. Tho predictions of
an uprising in Portugal, which has fallea
thus far to materialize, are becoming
more substantial. The Daily Mall is au
thority for the statement that the Portu
guese colony In London has received the
grave news that a counter revolution is
imminent at Lisbon and Oporto. Many
important arrests have been made, thus
Indicating, It is believed, the govern
ment's anxiety. "
Sailors Hissing in Storm and Ship
wreck. Portland, Oreg., May 22. Thirteen
lives are thought to have been lost in a
heavy blow off the Oregon coast last
night and to-day from a crew of thirty
three carried by the steam schooner
Woshgalore, which Is wrecked on a
sunken reef off Hunters Head.
Fear Is feat for three others that com
prise the crew of the little gasoline
schooner President, which was seen last
night oft Tillamook adrift and helpless
Third Operation in Four Months
May Be Fatal.
Special to The Wasbiseton llenld. '
Hartford, Conn., May 22. Arrange
ments were made hero to-day for a third,
hazardous operation on Charles" Battell
Lcomls, the hum jrlst. ' Fears are enter
tained for his rewery-
Loomt was stricken at his home In
Torringfdrd, and though two operations
have been performed within four months
he has net improved. His ailment puz
zles" the doctors.
Fear for Aaed Emperor.
Vienna, May 22. Repeated official as
surances have failed to allay the popular
apprehension concerning the condition of
the aged Emperor Francis Joseph. Re
ports continue that' he la suffering from
Increasing pnysicai weakness and the
tone of the bourse was' somewhat pesel
ahisflo la; baseqatacaT i
Newly Elected Officers Re-
fuse to Serve.
Deserts Ship of the Association
for Clerks.
Elmer E. Falne Refuse Presidency
and Percy S. Foster First Vice
Presidency Willard W. Brown Ex
pected to Resign as Second Vice
President Grant Leet, Third A'Ice
President, Quits Office.
Secretary Joseph -W. Buck left
the smoking remains of the Na
tional Civil Sen-ice Improvement
Association last night for Boston,
With the resignation of Henry T,
Offterdinger, treasurer of the or
ganization, the one who had stuck
to the guns with the determined
secretary, and with the resignations
of officers elected at a reorganiza
tion meeting yesterday afternoon at
the Dewey Hotel, Mr. Buck is left
as the single official, who, if he fol
lows the example set by his com
panions, will send a letter of resig
nation to "himself.
Those elected yesterday at a meeting
at which seven men were present are
Elmer E. Paine, of the Associated Press
president: Percy S. Foster, first vice pres
ldent: Willard W. Brown, second vice
president; Grant Lect, third vice pres
ident. All these have resigned with the
exception of Mr. Brown, of the Dewey
Hotel Company, who is in New Hamp
shire, but word Is expected soon that he,
too, has resigned.
The resignation of Mr. Offterdinger,
last night, would have come as a sur
prise had not that kind of action been
so prevalent. Mr. Oftterdlngcr said that
Jjjpon hearing, yesterday morning of the
hopeless "condition of the association, he
prepared his resignation, but Mr. Buck
called upon him in tho afternoon and
persuaded him to remain treasurer, claim
ing he had persuaded Mr. Paine to be
come president. On this condition, Mr.
Offterdinger withdrew his resignation, but
on learning, last evening, of the refusal
of Mr. Paine to serve, he at once sub
mitted his resignation to Mr. Buck.
"My reason for this action." said Mr.
Offterdinger, "is that the mistakes al
ready made by the association would
defeat any good that might possibly
come from the plans."
Mr. Paine said Mr. Buck called on him
yesterday afternoon and discussed in
detail the affairs of tho organization.
asking him to preside at a mass meet
ing planned, to be held on June 1. and
urging him to accept office In the asso
ciation. Mr. Paine promised to presiae
at the mass meeting, but positively re
fused to be connected officially with the
In Sympathy with Clerk,
"I am heartily in sympathy with the
cause of the government clerks, and
will do all In my power to help them
but I can't afford to get Involved In
this controversy." said Mr. Paine.
"A week or two ago," said Mr. Foster,
"I was surprised to find my name as
one of the members of the Civil Service
Improvement executive committee
printed on their letterheads, as I had
no notification of appointment. Mr.
Buck saw me Saturday, and urged me
to take the presidency ,of the associa
tion, but I told him I, thought it best
not to accept until the status of the or
ganization had been clearly presented.
Mr. Buck promised me faithfully to
send all the facts concerning the asso
ciation and to see me personally on
"I have received no papers and have
not seen Mr. Buck since. I was surprised
to see my name in the papers as first
vice president and, of course, immediate
ly resigned. I don't. like the means of
procedure of either Mr. Buck or the or
ganization, and, although I am deeply in
terested in the improvement of the gov
ernment's clerk conditions, I cannot re
main a member of the association."
It was Intimated that Mr. Buck left
for Boston to invite President Emeritus
Eliot, of Harvard College, to speak at
Convention Hall at the proposed meeting
on June 1. Mr. Buck has been making
vigorous efforts in behalf of the rnlly,
but because of the depleted ranks of the
association It seems doubtful If the meet
ing will materialize. Mr. Buck had plan
neu to have the Marino Band furnish
The primary rupture of the organiza
tion was caused by a speech made by the
original president, Fulton R.. Gordon, In
wnicn ne advocated unions of govern'
ment employes-- and strikes, and also by
a speecn ot air. buck, who advocated
the horsewhipping of Congressmen who
voted to Increase their own salaries but
failed to vote for an Increase, for gov
ernment clerks. -
Mr. Buck Is a clerk In the office of
the Auditor for the Interior Department.
Views ot Vntom Labor.
While the split in the ranks of the
association was not. discussed by the
Central Labor Union last; night .Emmet
Adams, speaking for John B. Colpoys,
secretary of the Central Labor Union,
"We consider the break the natural
outcome of an unorganised body. It is
hoped the government clerks will see
tho folly of, following false gods, arid'
band together aader the leadership ct
tne American reaerauon ox Loor. -An
Invitation Is exteaded to the clerks, and
we can assure thetavif they come' to
our- body they vwill receive what, they
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Accident May .Result Fatally
to Young Elyer.
Spectators Saved;from Death by;
Sudden tJtop.
Aviator Risks Life to Prevent In-
Jury to Many Shock IIdiU Jannusl
10( Feet Through Air Walks fronnj
Smash-up to Automobile Internal
Injuries Are Serious.
May 31 FIe killed, lOO Injured
by falling: aeroplane at Kursk,
May 21 Henri Maurlse Ber
teaux, French mlnlater of war,
killed at Iasy-des-Moullneaux,
near Paris.
May 21 John X. Sparling, seri
ously Injured In aero wreck at
Klnlock Park, St. Louis.
May 22 Anthony Jnnnua, seri
ously Injured In accident at Bris
tol, Tenn.
May 22 M. Hardot, Injured in
fall of aeroplane at Rhelms,
May 22 One killed, two dying,
in accident to Swandt'a machine
at Augsburg, Germany.
To prevent the possible killing of"
spectators at the Bristol, Tenn.,
aviation meet yesterday afternoon
Anthony Jannus, the Washington
flyer, dashed his Rex Smith aero-
plane on a bank while running fifty
miles an hour, sustaining many se
rious injuries in the fall.
Jannus was taken to the St,
Luke's-Tiospital m Bristol, where ?
it was found he was suffering from
a fractured collar bone and shoul
der and internal injuries, which
may prove fatal.
The aeroplane was demolished in
the terrific plunge to the ground
before the great crowd, many of
whom were saved from death by
tile heroic aviator.
When the aeroplane crashed Into the
bank, the shock was so great that the
aviator was hurled 100 feet up the knoll
toward tho crowd for whom he risked
his life.
When Jannus struck the ground ho
landed on his shoulder and was able
to get up, walking plucklly to an auto
mobile, while the crowds cheered his
cool nerve. He insisted that he was not
hurt, but a few moments latsr, as the
automollle was tearing to the hospital'
A hurried x-ray examination showed
his lnterial Injuries were perhaps fatal.
When Jannus left the ground for hi
final spin through tho air it was only for
a trial spin. There was a largo crowd,
which was practically unmanageable, and
after waiting for over thirty minute!
while efforts were being unade to move
the crowds from the spot where Mr. Jan
nus Intended to land, he started on hi
He made a complete circle of ,the
course with his Rex Smith machine un
der perfect control. After making n dex
terous turn, he flew oft in the direction
of the knoll at the opposite side of the
course at the rate of about forty -nlles
nn hour, thinking the way clear for ,
safe landing.
When near the knoll ho detected near
ly 100 persons on It as a vantage point,
making it Impossible for him to land
there without causing the death of
Risked Ilia Life.
The daring aviator, risking his life for
the safety of the crow, turned his ma
chine directly downward, and came with
a terrific crash Into the bank.
There was a panic In the crowd until
cooler persons ran to help Jannus, but
before they could reach him. the plucky
aviator managed to pull himself to his
feet and walked from the machine's
He was prevailed upon to go Immediate
ly to the hospital, and fainted on the
Manager J. S. Berger said he pleaded
with the crowds all afternoon to keep
back from the spot where Jannus In
tended landing, and succeeded for a time,
but In the excitement niter the machine
left the ground it was Impossible to
keep the spectators from rushing to the
Several times at College Park Jannus
had narrow escapes, but his cool grit
saved him each time- During his recent
exhibition flights at Potomac Park Jan
nus on several occasions met with acci
dents, the most serious a fall in the Po
tomac River, and. several days later, he
snrrowly escaped -with his life when his
machine turned turtle and hurled hkn
thirty feet through jthe air.
A number ot Washington society girls
made flights with Jannus whijo he was
exhibiting here.
Jannus. father. Arthur J. Jannus, a
civil .engineer. lS63Blltmpre street north-
west, was notified of his son's accident
and will make arrangements- as soon as
possible to go to Bristol.
Cohalaa Geta Savrt.v
Albany: May li Gov. Dlx's nomination
of Daniel F. Cohalan as a Supreme
Court "Justice m the 'First district waa
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