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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Probably fair to-day and to
morrow. NO. 1742.
WASHINGTON, D. C., PEIDAY,' JjTTLY 14,, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
SEEN IN AIR BY THOUSANDS.
FLIGHT OVER CITY
GATHERED IIP III
. Lfl FD LLETTE
ID WILO FF1
Controversy of Equal Bitter
ness Is Expected.
Another Effort to Stamp Out
the Practice. '
JFOEMER ATTEMPT VAIN
Interesting Controversy Over
Alleged "Stool Pigeon."
Hopes for Conviction and Freedom
on Part of the Official! and tbe
Accnsed History of Hnld Early
Last Winter, and Failure to Con
vict on Account of Insufficient Evi
dence Lends Importance to Raid.
Handbook men, who apparently
have been able to prosecute their
illegal occupation in the District of
Columbia for years in the face of
repeated efforts on the part of the
police and other authorities to
check them, are again to come be
fore the bar of justice.
In a raid yesterday afternoon six
men, whose alleged operations have
been uninterrupted, were arrested
Bail was furnished, and they were
released, and will be given a hear
ing before Judge Pugh in the Po
lice CourtfThis morning.
SIES OF ACCUSED.
The names of the accused are Ezra Col
lins, James Greene, Edward McCauley,
Edwin E Spear. James Cullneane, and
Less than a year ago, the police, in a
raid made In a Pennsylvania avenue sa
loon, arrested a number of alleged hand
look men, among whom was Frederick
Voght After long controversy, legal and
otherwise, in a trial in the Police Court,
In which it was claimed insufficient evi
dence was produced to convict, they were
An interesUng feature of the raid at
that time was the- -question as to whether
the police. In obtaining evidence against
handbook men, or even against men ac
cused of crime, had the right to employ
stool pigeons men whose duty it Is to
gather evidence to present to the police
on which to warrant arrests
The raid was made early last winter,
and In the controversy that followed the
question of the employment by the police
department of Joshua Jubb, who, it was
claimed, had acted as a "stool pigeon,"
was discussed at great length. Opinions
of various officials and lawyers were ob
tained, and many Insisted the police had
no right or legal authority to issue war
rants on the evidence obtained 'through
the work of a "stool pigeon." "While the
controversy was at its height, MaJ. Syl
vester came suddenly into the limelight
with a strong and emphatic statement.
In which he declared the police depart
ment was fully authorized by law and
precedent to employ "stool pigeons" to
obtain evidence. He said, and was will
ing to back it up by records in other
cities, that In every large metropolis of
Europe and America stool pigeons were
the common accessories of police depart
ments The major's statement seemed to
settle the question.
At least, the controversy as regards
stool pigeons came to an end.
Both Sides Hopeful.
The arrests yesterday afternoon demon
strate the determination of the District
authorities to do everything In their
power to wipe out bookmaklng in the
Continued on Page 2, Column 2.
Parisienne Dancer Signs Contract to Appear in New
York at 4,000 a Wee--
Epedal Cable to Tfas Washington Herald.
London, July 18. Gaby Deslys, tbe
Parisienne beauty who was responsible
In a degree for the downfall and ban
ishment of King Manuel of Portugal,
has signed to play in New Tork. at H0O0
a week, and coincident with her appear
ance there New York will probably have
its first sight of the- dethroned King,
who will doubtless embrace the oppor
tunity to see America.
The actress is scheduled to sail for
America on September 13.
Interviewed by ycur representative,
Miss Deslys denied the story now .being
circulated in theatrical circleagwgthe
effect that she was married 'ttfSfOng
Manuel. But she admitted coyly,
however, that Manuel is still very at
tenUve to her, and that Ce visits her
frequently In London. Asked about 'the
pearls which the former King gave her,
'1 have a million franc's worth of
pearls, but my favorite pearl necklace is
the gift of Manuel and cost $25,005. U
do not care for diamonds at all, but I
have a passion for pearls. They are
nicer than diamonds and much quieter."
Asked where she kept her pearls, Mirs
Gaby summoned her pretty maldV unfas
tened the girl's shirt waist, and baring
her Bhoulders. disclosed a small sack of
almost priceless pearls.
. "They are there," 8ne said, emtl-
S0 S?Tkil, "5 , Sunday,
a .'7 19tbt Baltimore & Ohio
iffEm- Ua,a leaVe8 T Button.
WANT TO OUST CHEMIST
High-handed Management Real
Reason for Action.
Pure Food Expert Followed Pln-
cliot'a Example In Running In Op
position to Secretary "Wilson Ad
ministration Is Sow Confronted
vrlth Embarrassing Situation In
Vlevr of Storm of Protest Gathering.
In the attempt that is beingfnade
to oustur. ilarvey w. W,irom
his post as government pure food
expert and chief of the Bureau of
Chemistry the Taft administration
is confronted by a situation that
may develop as much bitterness
even as the Ballinger-Pinchot con
While the attempt to remove Dr.
Wiley is based solely upon an al
leged conspiracy to evade an appro
priation statute, it is apparent that
there is a general desire on the part
of the Department of Agriculture
officials to be relieved of Dr.
Wiley's presence in that branch of
The general complaint made
about Dr. Wiley is practically the
same as that made against Gifford
Pinchot, that he is running his bu
reau in the Department of Agri
culture in a high-handed manner
over the heads of his superiors. Mr.
Pinchot did about as he pleased
with the Bureau of Forestry, with
out consulting Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson, and Dr. Wiley has
been giving an humble imitation
of the former chief forester.
SEIZED FIRST OPPORTUKITT.
It was therefore without much hesita
tion that the Department of Agricul
ture's personnel committee seized upon
an opportunity for condemning Wiley
and recommending that he be allowed to
The charge made against Dr. "Wiley is
that he conspired to give illegal com
pnsaUon to Dr. H. H. Rusby, head of
the New Tork College of Pharmacy at
Columbia University, as a government
expert. Dr. Rusby has been employed
for several years as an expert for the
government. Congress last year enacted
a law prohibiting the Department of
Agriculture from paying any expert a
greater salary than H000 a year. It was
found, according to the charges, that
Dr. Rusbya services could not be ob
tained for less than J20 a day for labora
tory investigations and $50 a day for
attendance In court. Attorney General
"Wlckersham had held that the Jaw per
mitted the payment of only $H a day. or
the per diem of HOOC a year.
Notwithstanding this law. Dr. Wiley
and L. F. Kebler, chief of the Division
Continued on Page 7, Column 1.
ln .jd ru
de.- J. -a
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. the maid on her ahoul
cer thinks of looking at
' ' " mm ,aot ready ror marriage
I i -yiat off until "the very
r(..f ftd not at all nn-rlnn.
"H4.V8 yoy fttf many proposals?'
was ttV '.
Gab. rBJTrts t oer mother, and'after
some ; 1 jaia!rtcn both agreed that
200 pmls vss p.'bbably. nearest the
mark, jat r oo- n it favor Manuel's visit
to Ami ri ;,,!-cs r sails to fill her
contract n u.r he believes he
should :,n-v TirtugaKand occupy
himself, re'at of the royalist
Gaby U)t fctaytav at the Alhambra,
London MsmjHv":d0 the theater -al
most everj- i.is and stays with Gaby
fof longVerjo$r fi ir dressing- room
This room ha a i)pre "eaatamtng the ac
tress kgtpstfcs-i. a T.sjarltyof -which
are- gifts froni thsuvryer king.
In her star tt .r "i a wonderful
bed and,aPl tn '. "delicate" night
attire. Tnis i-eKW n. o litatcapplngs
were .present; u tt A.ttjfJs'by Mlttnwajf
Manuel hase -- t4 'ef part ot the
theater. lnclucJ f th lr-Ang raoma and
stage, andFcovy ty a tress & her
homo after ? .prtfon hce. Gaby's
act .Is called 't 0t4 1 ) "Chlchiae-"
Senate Never Listened to a
More Vicious Speech.
TEAITOB TO fiOOSEVELT
People Are Said to Have Been
Tlie Wisconsin Senator Starts Hl
Om Campaism by Charging tBO
President ivlth Nearly Every Crime
Upon the Calendar Tbe BalUnser
Plnohot Case Wu "Mortifying."
Ignored Roosevelt Policies.
Senator La Follette came out into
the open yesterday as a Presiden
tial candidate in a vicious speech
on the floor of the Senate against
President Taft. Ostensibly, Mr. La
Follette-jwas speaking against Ca
nadian reciprocity, but this pretext
only thinly veiled his purpose to
make a general assault upon the
President of the United States.
Members of the Senate could not
recall ajnore direct and vicious at-
Itack ever haviner been delivered
against .the Chief Executive of the
nation on the floor of the Senate
by a member of his own party.
TREACHERY TO ROOSEVELT.
La Follette openly charged the Presi
dent with treachery to Roosevelt and a
betrayal of the trust Imposed in him by
the people of the country. He charac
terized the administration's railroad leg
lslaUon as a complete surrender to the
railroad Interests, a sham set before the
country under false pretenses and under
a false tlUe, a mask behind which was
concealed in obscure and devious lan
guage the sinister purpose of the meas
ure. This legislation, he added, was the bold
est raldjupon thcjaiblic Interests in the
form of legislation that the system had
ever found any admlnlstraUon wllllng-to
adopt. La Follette accused the President
of trying to buy the progressives with
patronage, and characterized his acts in
the Balllnger case as "the most mortify
ing that tbe American people had ever
had to endure from any President."
'Heir to the Roosevelt policies as a
Presidential candidate, Mr. Taft," said
Senator La Follette, "was & pronounced
progressive and the leading and most en
thusiastic Roosevelt champion from to
first to the last day of the campaign.
Three months before he was Inaugurated
Roosevelt's Cabinet seemed certain of be
ing retained by Taft Three months
after he was Inaugurated he seemed to
have forgotten that there had ever been
any well-known Roosevelt policies. He had
no sooner taken his oath of office than
he sacrificed the progressive cause for
the support of Aldrich and Cannon and
their reactionary programme."
Ignored Roosevelt's Policies.
After saying that thoPresldent's course
had been vacillating and without definite
poller. Senator La Follette said that the
reciprocity bill violated every tariff prin
ciple and platform promise upon which
Mr. Taftwas elected. He said that li
his speech of acceptance Mr. Taft had
referred to Roosevelt and his policies
twenty-six times, and that during the
campaign he kept the militant figure of
Roosevelt in the center of the stage
"The American people,"' he added, "were
never allowed for one moment to forget
that he was the chosen Instrument to
fulfill the great purposes of tbe great
man who had committed to his hands the
work of his admlnlstraUon, flnUhed and
In Mr. Toft's first message to Congress,
Senator La Follette continued, Roosevelt
was only twice referred to, once being
mentioned as "my predecessor," who dl
rected attention to the "outrageous con-
dlUon of the workhouse and Jail in the
District of Columbia;" and once again,
where President Taft, "following the
course of my distinguished predecessor,'
earnestly recommended to Congress the
consideration and passage of a ship sub
"That was all," said Mr. La Follette.
"Throughout the forty pages of his first
general message he found no space to
say a word for the great measures that
had made the name of, his predecessor
revered and loved everywhere In the
Other Grounds of Criticism.
Senator La Follette characterized the
administration's proposed amendments
to the Interstate commerce act as .one
of the most glaring examples ever pre
sented of the complete surrender to spe
cial Interests. He was bitter In his con
demnation of Balllnger, and speaking of
the pre-daUng of the Wlckersham let
ter and the Lawler memorandum inci
dent In the Balllnger case, he said:
"No act of any President ever caused
the American people greater regret or
mortiflcaUon for the unfortunate position
in -which thMrarCMa Magistrate had
In conclaslo.-,ttacked the Presi
dent for thrilfc fiyn. the Controller
Bay land entrtn. -umd inUmated that
the admlnlstifsAtwa Jmw withheld lis de
cision on tbaAMMtHkh&RL coal claims
until the GuMMflrttnw have had an op
portunity to get T'iHJi oa the Controller
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TTATfRY 2T. ATW00D,
Photofrrnphed exclaslvelr for The -VVnIilnirton Herald Jnst "before lie left
Collree Parle oa bla trip to "Waablnicton yesterday. Thin Is the latest
picture of the darlnir yonnir aviator.
TOLL OF OBIS
III FOREST FIRES
SHOWS BiG CI
Property Worth $2,500,000
TOWNS ARE WIPED OUT
Spadal to The Wuhlrgtco BenVL
Ottawa, Ontario, July 13. That
the loss of life in the forest fires
devastating Northern Ontario will
run into the hundreds now seems a
certainty. The death list increases
with each report received. Approx
imately $2,500,000 damage to prop
erty already has been reported.
A special from Cobalt says1:
DEATH TOLL HEAVY,
"There Is no possible way of arriving
at an approximate estimate of the list
of dead. It is known that the loss of
life in Porclplne in itselfras very heavy.
6ose esUmates place It at over 300. It
Is believed that upward of 100 miners
lost their lives In the Dome mine alone.
"In the other mines estimate of loss of
life varies. Up to noon to-day eighty
seven dead had been poslttvelyaccounted
"The Injured are being brought, out as
rapidly as possible. Already upward of
a score are hdused at the Lady Minto
Hospital at Lew LIskeard, and more are
on their way. The damage to the min
ing property is put dowm at over $2,600,
000. Jour town have been practically
destroyed-Cochrane, South Porcupine,
Pottsville, and a portion of Golden City.
Elk Lake Is reported destroyed and
Engleheart Is In danger still.
"Several thousand people are homeless
and In urgent need of food and clothing.
The nearest towns are sending all the
aid, both In supplies and clothing, they
can, and Toronto, .Ottawa, and other
clUes are also rendering assistance.
Rnllivaya to Beicae.
"The railways are carrying the sur
vivors where they want to go "free of
charge. Boards of trade and other bodies
are also devoUng money to this end. It
is probable that the cabinet will make
a grant for the relief of the sufferers.
Were the house not In session, the' money
could be appropriated by means of a
governor general warrant, but as the ses
sion Is on, a formal vote of the Com
mons will be necessarjv It is believed
that the cabinet will recommend a very
substantial grant after full details as to
the extent of the disaster have been re
Sir Wilfrid 'Laurier to-day wired a
message of sympathy to the municipal
authorities ot the devastated districts.
To-nieht Ottawa voted JIO.000. Montreal
mine owners J2.E00, and funds are being
raised all over Canada.
Ethel Earryraore Starts.
San Francisco. July 13. Ethel Barry
more has canceled her Coast engage
ments and is going back, to New York.
"Nothing at all to say." Is the only ex
planation she vouchsafes, but geasip- ex
plains it Is either to begin her "battle for
dlTWJgjSpwn Buaeell G. Colt In persea
of-iffmmm a recoaciHaUes.
j- a '
tMV'sWfcMelSl9Hir Srlas a4
, 1 . "Retain.
Unl Greenbrier Jockey Club1 races,
Jrfrl ft. PuttMitara a A a oAom.
Copjrlht b Q. V. Bock.
ATWOOD'S CARD TO-DAY.
Luncheon in Chamber of Com
merce rooms at noon.
Start of flight from College
Park at 130 p. m.
Landing in White House
grounds at 2 p. m. for presenta
tion of Washington Aero Club
medal by President Taft.
Leak in Grand Jnry Eoom
Will Be investigated.
Chicago, July 13 Charges of a giganUc
conspiracy to defraud the government of
taxes on artificially colored oleomar
garine are made in Indictments returned
shortly before noon to-day by the Fed
eral grand jury before Judge Landls.
Twenty-four men are named in the
findings, of the body, which began its In
vestigation of oleomargarine manufac
turers more than three months ago..
These Include two Federal agents, one
former government officer, and twenty
cne officers and employes of three oleo
margarine manufacturing concerns.
In connection with the return of the in
dictments, the grand Jury made a special
report exposing an alleged leak in the
Inquisitorial body's deliberations.
In the special report It was pointed out
that Henry Cohen, a revenue officer, had
in his possession on July 1 a list of the
names of the persons indicted, and that
he showed the list to Edward Quinn and
C. H. Ingram, also revenue officers. As
a result of this report Judge Landls or
dered Jhat Cohen, Quinn. and Ingram
appear before him.
Girl Ends Her Life.
Utlca, July 13. A drink from a bottle
ot horse medicine, compounded of lauda
num, ether, and chloroform taken with
suicidal intent, brought death to pretty
seventeen-year-old Grace Edna Robert
son at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. Duncan Robertson, of
Canastota, to-day. "V am Ured of liv
ing," were her lost words to her mother.
Coppicht fcj a. V. Bock.
Fbeea-rpa Shovra BtrAsaaa a lis trared sbov Waiklagtea at waset
Boston Birdman Circles Around Monument:
and White House, While Thousands
of Spectators Gaze Skyward.
FAILS TO STOP,
After Spectacular Voyage Around Capital, Daring)
Young Flyer Returns to College Park in Quick
Time, His Biplane Working Beautifully.
"The flight was the best I ever made. It beats my New York
skylarking all hollow," said Atwood last night. "I'm proud of my
first circle of the Monument, when the wings of my biplane almost
scraped the stone.
"I'm going to make a better flight, however, if weather con
ditions are right on Friday. I'm sorry the President didn't see
me, as I made it for his benefit, but I will try to show him some
Out of the evening sky the Atwood aeroplane swooped down om
Washington last night with a caper-cutting, frolicking skipper aboard.
In thirty minutes of concentrated aerial heroics he fairly set the town
topsy-turvy with delight.
It was an Atwoodesque joy ride, and a fitting finale of his cele
brated Boston-Washington cross-country run. There is no longer any
doubt that Mr. Atwood he who has" been a paradox and a puzzle to
the city for a week is a leading hand at skylarking aloft.
Witness this scenario of his achievement last night:
FLIES OVER MOIOJMKST.
He circled and corkscrewed and pirou
etted about the Monument: he soared
above the White House: he volplaned
down on Potomac Park; and" paid
briet visit to Virginia, making the
eighth State he has visited since kick
ng the dust of Boston from his heels, and
sailed over the Capitol and War College
Just before streaking his return Journey
to College Park.
Washington has never seen anything
like it. The majesty of the Monument
was challenged and assailed. This In
souciant, Impudent little canvas-back
flyer came out of the northeast and did
some twirly-whlrly vaudeville "stunts"
at that very hour of the Angelus when
tho obelisk Is quite incomparable In dig
nity and grandeur. But Mr. Atwood was
bent on making up for lost time, and
threw In an extra sensation or two free
The young aviator, when he first loom
ed over the horizon at 6.55 o'clock, had
a weather eye for the President In the
White House, ana staged his sensation
al drama as if he were to be the only
spectator in his audience. However, the
President was playing gold at Chevy
Chase and had no view of the flight.
Not only were all his acrobatics plainly
visible from the ExecuUve Mansion, but
they were all cunningly framed so the
best view of the volplaning and gliding
could be had from that point.
It was picturesque in the highest de
gree A handful of spectators. Including
some youthful baseballlsts In the "White
Lot. were on deck to greet the flyer as he
sailed down the Mall from the north
east at 6.55 o'clock. When he passed
over the Avenue he was 'at an altitude
of 200 feet, and he slowly volplaned
until he was directly across from the
tip of the Monument-about 550 feet high.
Alma for Monument.
.As It sailed along In majesty, the
biplane made a slight bow of greeting
to the white spire, and then proceeded
to its appointed task, which Atwood
had resolved was to smash all records
of its kind In aviation.
He steered straight for the Monument.
Piloting his machine gracefully, he cir
cled the obelisk, the first time at a dls
tancewhlch. according to his own esU
mate. was between ten and thirty feet
throughout the enUre circle. When
Count Lambert flew around Eiffel Tower
In Paris he never approached it closer
over the city.
ON TRIP HERE
than seventy-flv feet, and when At
wood himself tried to wind around tho
(.singer tower in New York, the eddies
ana gusts from the ranyons ot Broadway
kept him hundreds of feet above It
"Yes; you can say I came within;
twenty feet of the Monument," said At-
wood last night, and his word was borna
out by scores of spectators standing at
With this splendid effort achieved. At-i
wood then shot off at a tangent to thoj
southwest. He turned an angle so swiftlyj
that the aeroplane seemed fairly to reel
with, the shock, and presently the roar ofl
the engine ceased. He volplaned at aa!
angle of G degrees.
"He's going to land now." was thai
shout that passed through the crowCUj
But Atwood had a card or two up his
He glided a hundred feet downward,
when he sparked the engine again, and!
the biplane bounded upward Just as If lts(
wings had made a muscular swish. This
time the aeroplanist went around the
Monument at a height of 300 feet. He.'
made this Journey three more times be
fore the merry-go-round began to pallj
on him. and he sought other worlds lot
Soars Over "White Jlonse.
Another little touch of a sou'wester puq
Atwood on his guard for an Instant, asj
his machine tilted dangerously, and ofrf
he went In the direction of the Whits)
House. Like an eagle wheeling aloft, he!
buzzed above the mansion for several!
minutes, as if projecting a descent fori
the purpose of paying a call. The bird-j
man remembered he had a formal en-;
gagement at the White House this after-'
noon, and on the spur of that thought
postponed his social duties, and warpedi
his biplane over toward the swimming'
At this point Atwood tried his mosti
daring trick of the Joy ride. He stopped!
his engine and volplaned down the air'
banks as if he had found a new tobog
gan slide. Thousands in the crowd, lined)
up on the slopes of the Monument,
thought he was dropping to earth and
made a rush to the spot. They had only
excesshe perspiration for their pains.
The aviator, when fifty feet away from
terra flrma, started his motor throbbing,
once more, and upward his flyer scudded
over the tidal basin.
When he was again 500 feet up bo
turned a long ellipse southward and
floated over Potomac Park in a firm and1
beautiful parabola. As he came athwart
the golden sunset and sailed across
the ruddy skies flecked with silver clouds,
the scene was Incomparably beautiful.
The aviator seemed conscious of the
effect, and the biplane also. Suddenly it
dipped once more, pointed its nose earth
ward, and everybody by this time was
certain yes, ery certain that the flyer
was planning to land on the broad, clear
field of Potomac Park. There was a
wild scramble of automobiles down the
Scarries to East.
But Atwood had no intention of de
serting the air. He came close enough
to the ground to -gefthe, support of tho
lower air currents, then started climb
ing agafn. This time he angled about
and scurried down in the direction of tha
War College, going higher every minute.
Here'he encountered his first "air hole,"
of the day. In making the return Jour
ney from the War College, the aeroplane,
encountered some winds from the river.
The machine shuddered, dried, tilted, and
was balky for a moment before the avia
tor came Into full confcol again. When,
he had returned to Potomac Park, how-
Contlnned oa Page 3, Column 4.
$1.23 to Baltimore and Hetara.
Saturdays and Sundays, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tlcketsgood to return
until Sunday nigni- All regumr irama
xcept tho "CoagreMloaal Llaltsd."