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WITH A SHOTGUN,
.Barricades Door to .Resist
Eviction from Hotel.
BIDS DEFIANCE TO COPS
Septuagenarian Eefuses to Give Up
, EdTFuril Clark, Former Lumber
Dealer, and Member of Oldest
Inhabitants, StnKe Realistic
"3Ie and My Dob" Drama in an
Avenue Hontelry Scene MiiftM
to "Mental Observation Theater.''
Armed with an empty double-barreled
shotgun, T. Edward Clark, seventy
seven years old, one time prominent
lumber merchant, and a leading spirit
in the Association of Oldest Inhabi
tants, held the management of the
Grand Hotel and the police of the First
precinct at bay in a barricaded room
on the second floor of the hostelry for
two hours jesterday morning. The
aged man tried to resist eviction 'from
the room, and was only placed under
arrest when Central Office Detective
O'Dea and Policeman Adams, of the
First precinct, obtained entrance to the
room through proffers of friendship
and wrested the gun from him.
DKi.rsioxs of TimnTs.
'Quick' Send fou- or live policemen to
the Grand Hotel. They're trying to kill
me." said a voire at the other end of the
wire, as Central Offlre Detective O'Dea
took the receiver off the hook at police
O'Dea had only a short time before
left Clark at the hotel after Investigat
ing1 a complaint which Clark made of.
being a'caulted by a negro in a Ninth
"Who's trying to kill you, Mr. Clark?"
inquired the detective. Then, before the
caller could answer, O'Dea. promised to
send help in a moment.
In the meantime the hotel manage
ment had telephoned the police of the
f lrst precinct, and Bicycle Policeman
Adams had been dispatched to the hos-
tlrry. There O'Dea and Adams learned
that Clark had been requested to give up
ihe room which he has occupied for
about a week. The proprietor made this
request because their patron Insisted on
keeping a large, old, and r.oisy shepherd
dog in the room. According to the po
lice, Clark refused to live with his son.
who resides in Takoma Park, because tha
son objected to tne presence of the dog.
Ktictlon In Imminent.
Kdward J. Gardiner, proprietor of the
hotel, had gone to Mr. Clark's room and
told him that he would have to send the
dog away or move. Clark declined both
alternatives, and the hotel people decided
to report to force. With a clerk, Mr.
Gardiner entered Clark's room and told
him that he was going to put him out.
The aged man drew the gun from behind
a door, covered the two men with It, and
dei lared he would kill them if they laid
hands on him.
When Detective O'Dea knocked at the
do a Clark demanded. In a loud voice to
know who was outside. When told that
two policemen were there, he refused to
be convinced until they told him their
"We came to take you to identify the
negro who assaulted you, Mr. Clark,"
O Dea suavely said.
A moving of chairs and heavy furniture
in the room told those on the outside
that the barricade was being removed,
the key turned softly in the lock, but the
muzr.Ie of a shotgun projected through
the cautiously opened door.
One at a Time.
"Come In here one at a time," com
manded the old man.
O'Dea entered first Adams attempted
to follow, but the muzzle of the gun had
a deterring influence. After a parley.
Clark said to his visitors-
"They've been trying to kill Jeff and
me. I want you to protect my dog and
me. I barely escaped with my life, and
was ready to 4f III any one who came near
me. I had a narrow escape, and cer
tainly want to thank you both."
As Clark lowered the weapon, O'Dea
crabbed it and wrested it from his hand.
Shortly afterward, the septuagenarian,
bereft of his dog, was a willing inmate
of the psychopathic ward at the Wash
ington Asylum Hospital, where ms men
tal condition will bo observed.
Memorial to John D. SIcmnn, Jr.
Siwl to Hie Washington Htiald.
Chicago, Oct. 15. Tho feature of the
fourth national convention of the Con
gregational Brotherhood of America to
day was an address by John J. Mitchell,
the labor leader. Booker T. Washington
also spoke, and there was a memorial
service for the lato John B SIcman, Jr.,
of Washington, one of the leaders In the
Portnunwie Roynltt In Spain.
Lisbon. Oct. 13. A report reaches the
government offices that tho royalists are
now in Spain, having crossed" the fron
tier out of Portugal during yesterday.
The impression prevails here that they
will make another attempt against the
republican government and will cross the
frontier some time this week. Novlades
reports that the royalist force consists or
Rockefeller at Church.
Tarrytown, N. T., Oct ttv-Mr. and
Mrs. John T. Rockefeller attended the
First Baptist Church this morning. This
Is the first time Mrs. Rockefeller has
J?. br UJe other members of the
congregation since her return from
wLC.V ty ln Iheuto she
waseavilr veiled and well bundled In
Annapolis, Md., Oct. 15. Unable
longer to stand the strains
to "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
sweeping through BancroftHaIl,.
the authorities of the Naval Acad
emy have forbidden all whistling
la the midshipmen's, dormitory and
fixed the punishment of any guilty
midshipman at the Imposition of
As long as the midshipmen limit
ed their melody to "Anchors
Awelgh," the Academy song, the
authorities did not complain, and
they even showed a disposition to
stand for "Silver Bells," "Every
Little Movement." and "The Bar
ber Shop Chord." but the latest
"rag," with its stirring Invitation
to "come and hear." proved the
COORT MAY HAVE
WOMEN FOR JDRY
Suffrage Victor' Affects AIc
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 13. Women ju
rors to try James B. McNamara on the
charge of dnamlting the Los Angeles
Times building and causing the death of
nineteen persons is among the possibil
ities. The situation is brought about by the
success of the woman suffrage amend
ment last Tuesday. Eminent legal au
thorities hold that women of the State
are now on .in equal footing with the
men. so far as jur sen-ice I concerned.
and with little assurance that a jury
can be secured from among the men of
Los Angeles County, they may be per
Judge r W. Houser. in a decision hand
ed down October 23. 1W9. held that there
was nothing to prevent a woman serv
ing on a jury. The decision followed
demand by Mrs Johanna Engelman that
she be given a place in the jur box.
Attaches of the district attorney's of
fice express the belief that David Cap
Ian. for whose arrest a reward of $10,000
has been offered for alleged complicity
in the dynamiting of the Times building.
In the opinion of attorneys- Identified
with the McNamara prosecution, the di
vorce suit Hied in Chicago by Mr. Ortle
McManigal will in no way affect the case
of her husband. "While they admit a
separation would place her m a position
to take the stand against Ortle, it Is
held that any evidence that she might
give would be of no importance.
When court convenes at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning in the trial of James
McNamara, Attorney Joseph Scott, for
the defense will continue the argument
for the disqualification of ',. It. Nelson
as a Juror. It is expected Judge Bord
wcll will hand down a decision during
Turn the Tables
Frank Spencer, Who Said. He Had
Seen Bobbed, Nabbed on Gam
Transformed from accuser to accused
when Central office detectives found
faulty the story that he had been held
up and robbed at the point of a revolver
in bis room at the National Hotel early
yesterday morning. Frank Spencer, who
says he is from Washington. Pa., yes
terday was removed from a cozy room at
the hostlery to a dark cell at tho Sixth
precinct station. Spencer is held on a
charge of permitting gambling In
room. Two men, who were first arrested I It is estimated that K,0n0 persons par
on complaint of the prisoner are being j ticlpated In doing honor to the noted
held as witnesses.
When Spencer's complaint was filed
early yesterday morning. Central office
detectives and the police of the Sixth
precinct muttered, "Thou shalt not He."
It was tho general belief that Spencer
Several times the man reiterated the
story of how "six men. heavily armed
and wearing masks," had entered his
room and taken JS0 from him. The de
tectives say a clerk at the hotel declared
that Spencer bad offered him $20 to get
the money back which he had' lost in
TAFT ENJOYS DAY.
Last Act in San Francisco a Most
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 13. After re
viewing the army and navy and being
taken on an automobile over the site of
the Panama Pacific Exposition, President
Taft 'left San Francisco for Los Angeles
to-night declaring he had spent one of
most Interesting days of his career.
Accompanying the President on his
Journey to Los Angeles are Gov. John
son, of Californla;Gov. Oddlc, of Ne
vada, and Gov. Sloane. of Montana.
President Taft marked his departure
from San Francisco with a courtly act
that will long be remembered.
The President had literally been In
undated with flowers since his arrival
in San Francisco. At his suite ln the
St. Francis Hotel, flowers were every
where. President Taft appreciated these flow
ers so much that he almost missed his
train in disposing of them.
. While his attendants were urging him
to nurry ror the waiting train, the-President
sat down and sent all the flowers
In his suite to St Luke's and St ilary'a
' know they'll like them out there,"
he said. "Otherwise I'd take them all
All Business Tabooed.
New York, Oct 15. Tickers and talk
of Wall street or anything that has to
do with stocks and finance, are barred,
and mental refreshment of poetry, art
and literature are fostered as the key
note of the Recess Club, which will be
opened to-morrow on tho twenty-flrst
floor of the Knickerbocker Trust Com
pany Building with xt membership of
ZiO, including' scores of the -most promi
nent men In the financial district Mr.
Joseph W Harriman, Is president of the
club, and Cornelius vanaerbin and c.
Ledyard Blair are among tne member.
ANOTHER CASE OF FRAUDULENT COLORING:
Dignif dries of Chnrch Gather
JUBILEE PLANS BEADY
Baltimore, Oct. 15 Surrounded by all
the pomp and splendor of the Roman
Catholic ritual, and with the assistance
of notable prelates from many parts of
the world, James Cardinal Gibbons to
day began the celebration of the fiftieth
anniversary of his ordination as a priest
and the twenty-fifth annhersary of his
elevation to the cardinalatc.
The day's programme began with the
Jubilee procession at 10 o'clock, followed
by the pontifical high mass at 11 o'clock.
with the cardinal as celebrant. The jubi
lee dinner was held at St. Mary's Semi
nary this afternoon, and the cardinal
officiated at a vespers service to-night.
Thousands of people thronged the
streets and formed long lanes, through
which the jubilee procession moved to
the cathedral this morning. The cardi
nal's scarlet robe was In striking con
trast to the black of the priests, the
white of the acolytes, and the rich pur
ple of the bishops who formed his escort
Near the cardinal was Mgr. Falconio,
the papal delegate, and ln line were
bishops, abbots, monslgnors, chaplains,
the faculty of the Catholic University,
seminarians, and students, marching In
order of juniority.
The cathedral was packed when- the
cardinal arrived. Outside policemen had
to fight to keep the crowd back. The
cardinal entered with a firm step, show
ing no fatigue from his fast
The cardinal celebrated mass at 11
o'clock, assisted by Mgr. George W. De
vlne, of Baltimore: Mgr. James F. Mack
In, of Washington, who acted as deacon
of honor: the Rev. Dr. William A.
Fletcher, rector of the cathedral, deacon:
the Rev. P. C. Gavin, subdeacon, and tho
Rev. Dr. Edward R. Dyer, assistant
priest The Rev. W. Carroll Milholland,
of Paris, was master of ceremonies, as
sisted by the Rev. William J. Carroll, of
The sermon was preached by Arch
bishop Glennon, of St Louis, who paid
high testimony" to the cardinal's life
3Inny DIimltnrlc Present.
The Jubilee dinner at St. Mary's Semi
nary presented one of the most brilliant
assemblages of high Catholic dignitaries
ln the history of the church in this coun
try, llgr. 'Falconio responded to tho
principal toast, that to the Pope, and
Archbishop Ireland responded to the toast
lo the President' of the United States.
Bishop Donahue, of ..Wheeling; W.-Va.,
responded to the toast to Cardinal Gib
bons, and Archbishop Farley, of New
York, to "The hierarchy of the United
States." Among tho other prelates who
spoke were Archbishop Paul Bruchesi, of
Montreal: Archblihop Jose Monte de
'Oca, of Mexico: Mgr. Thomas J. Shahan,
and Bishop C P. .Maes, of Covington,
The sermon at thev-vesper service to
night wasrdeHvered by Archbishop James
H. Bleak, of New Orleans.
To-morrow there will be at least 0,000
here to participate In the celebration,
which will last for several days. Somo
35,000 members of the Holy Name Society
win be- ln line to-morrow in the Jubilee
procession. Following the procession, the
Knights of, Columbus will present to the
cardinal a rosary composed of sold nugget.
To Improve Baby Crop
Larger and Better Yield Is Aimed at Willet M.
Hays, Assistant Secretary df Agriculture
to Open Course on Eugenics.
In an effort to enlarge the annual baby
crop, which they say has fallen far be
low what it should be. loth In quantity
and particularly in quallt especially the
latter and that something radical must
be done to bring about an Improvement
in the yield, the officials of tho Young
Men's Christian Association of Washing
ton have arranged for a series of lec
tures, to begin In No ember, to be known
as a course In eugenics.
Learned professors and medical men
will dlcuss this subject In the G street
building under the direction of Myron J.
Jones, secretary of publicity of the Y. M.
C. A. Willet M. Hays. Assistant Secre
tary of the Agricultural Department, will
give the men their first lesson on this
subject, so vital to future men and
The lecturers are expected to march
right up to their subject and look It
squarely In the eye, without "ahems" or
"ahas." They are to discuss how the
baby crop is affected by marriages re
sulting from a desire for financial Im
provement on one side or the other.
They will lecture about unions which are
tne outgrowth ot reverence ior Deauiy,
for social position, or for the plain, un
adulterated, stone-blind love which makes
SEVEN ARE KILLED
IN HEAD-ON WRECK
Passenger and Freiglif in
. Crash on Nebraska Curve.
Omaha, Nebr., Oct 15. Seven passen
gers were killed and twenty-four in
jured In a head-on collision on the Mis
souri Pacific road near Fort Crook, Nebr.,
to-day, when tho St. Louis passenger
north-bound collided with an extra
The scene of the wreck was within less
than one mile of the post The passenger
was late and was endeavoring to make
up time. At this point the Missouri Pa
cific and Burlington tracks are parallel
and within 100 feet of each other. Each
conductor thought the other train was
on tho Burllngton-track, a slight curve
preventing a realization of the Impending
collision until the locomotives were with
in 100 yards ot each other. The dead:
F W PETBIXO, Xtbrask City, Nebr.
o' W. KEKLEIt. Atatusoo, Ktai.
MltS. FKED BOTT1IAN nd daughter MARIA.
A. AV. SPRAGUK St. Joseph.
MIm FRANCIS LILLIAN KANKA, actress, Seat
tle, Wish. Mj ,
t'nknown tifero woman, lortr Ttara ot t.
Gov. Gilchrist or Florida, was In the
Pullman, but was uninjured. The gov
ernor rendered assistance to the injured
before the arrival of the surgeons from
Fort Crook. ,
Tragedy fit it "Wajrer.
London. Oct 1C A man "named Gaul,
of 'NetleV street. Faddlngton. was found
dead in a van last night Earlier In the
evening he made a wager tnat-he would
drink thirteen half pints of beer ln less
than ten "minutes. He won the wager,
drinking the beer in seven, minutes.
No Ismatei for a Ifoer Farm.
Wlnfleld."Kans., Oct 15. Its poor farm
having been without an Inmate for sev
eral years, uw vouiii ia bum, i
turn the farm into an experiment station
for the beaeflt e. the fanners of the
it impossible for a woman to see blem
ishes on the countenance of her fiance, or
to care whether the J9.C0 Is all he has ln
the world when he calls her his "baby
Mr. Jones said last night that the
youngsters and some older members
would be taught how easy It is to have
"well-born" children. "This Important
question Is quite overlooked in our mod
ern rush and complex life." said Mr.
Jones. Continuing he said It was much
more important to produce well-born
babes than to try to Improve cattle and
live stock, yet the latter received more
The old proposition of requiring a clean
bill of health from the contracting par
ties w-ill also be discussed by the va
rious lecturers. The mental and physi
cal effects of various constituent ele
ments will also receive serious attention.
Disease, mixture of races, difference of
nge, late marriages. Influence of climate
and food, poverty, famine, monogamy,
polygamy, "human misfits," heredity,
and cousin marriages. The advantages
and disadvantages of large families and
whether a high birth rate Is necessary
for national prosperity wll also be taken
up. In short, everything pertaining to
the production of healthy, lively, and
"fit" babies is to be discussed.
Italy's Fourth Dreadnought Glides
Into the Water.
Genoa, Oct. 15. Italy launched a
Dreadnought to-day, the fourth within
a short space of time. The new fighting
machine Is the Glullo Ccasere and she
was launched here to-day at the Ansaldl
Navy Yard. Assistant Secretary of Ma
rine Bcrgamasco was present A large
crowd cheered enthusiastically, as the
Ceasere slid down the ways.
Rend "The Prodlsml Judsre."
TRIES TO RESCUE WOMAN,
BUT HIS HORSE DROPS DEAD
Hapless "Night-liner" Follows Harem-skirted Mary,
Pursued by Crowd, and Sees a Tragedy.
"Wben Charles Charles, that hapless
negro "nlghtllner" driver ot a horse?
drawn vehicle and owner ot an automo
bile as nonreversible as his name, be-,
came the hero in a drama In Pennsyl
vania avenue yesterday afternoon and
rescued a harem-skirted "cullud lady"
from a mob of Jeering men and boys he
didn't think he was about to witness a
tragedy, Charles Charles' cavaller-like
spirit swelled in his bosom as he saw
Mary Porter, ebony-skinned and 'car
rying weight for age,' pursued through
Charles' applied the lash to the steed
he bought during Lincoln's first adminis
tration and drove to the side of the
hounded negress. On that same steed,
which he reharnessed a month ago after
an automobile ne' had bought to carry
fares refused to stop after being- started.
Charles depended to complete the rescue
of Mary and her harem skirt But the
antiquated muscles of the old piece of
horseflesh were worn. Tho crowd caused
tho old naVs-heart fell, iM Um
Tarrytown, N. T.. Oct. 13. John
dC Rockefeller and the other resi
dents who own automobiles have
completely wrecked the morals of
the mosquitoes of this town.
They are now hopelessly gasoline
A family of mosquitoes started"
hitting up the gasoline In James
Brady's car to-day, and when
they flew Into the house from the
garage they were In an awful
One tried to alight on Mr.
Brady's nose as he was lighting'
his pipe, and It exploded with a
loud report and set fire to a mat
tress. Mrs. Brady was badly burn-
ed trylffg to extinguish the flames,
and Mr. Brady was burned about
Independent Tobacco Inter
ests Will Fight.
New York. Oct. 15. The plan of disso
lution announced by the tobacco trust
on Saturday night was bitterly assailed
to-day as a subtcrfug" which permits the
entire tobacco business of the United
States to remain In the hands of the
same group of trust magnates who have
controlled It heretofore. Statements to
this effect were issued by attorneys rep
resenting the independent tobacco Inter
ests after an all-day session, in which
they and their clients participated.
"It was definitely announced that Louis
D. Brandels. Felix H. Levy, and other
attorneys will go into the United -States
Circuit Court and fight to prevent ap
proval of the reorganization as proposed,
One of the statements was Issued by
Lawyer Levy .as coroiu; from a well
known member of the Cigar Manufac
turers of America.
"The United States Supreme Court has
held that the tobacco combination be dis
solved and competition be recreated."
the statement asserts. "The present
plan of the American tobacco trust con
forms to this order in only an infinitesi
mal degree. It reshaped the combination
without dissolving It. and apparently
passes over the recreation of competition,
which Is the vital point ln tho entire
"Competition can never be restored
among four or .fourteen or 100 units, how
ever physically separate, unless owner
ship is. as President Taft said of this
very case, different.' Ownership Is the
vital thing that rcgnlates the future of
these companies. The group of ten or
a dozen men who now control the Ameri
can Tobacco Company will possess tho
same properties as before.
"The fact that this ownership might
not possess the same power or control
as formerly through the giving of vot
ing power to other securities Is of very
"If huge profits have been made by
arranging that some companies shall not
compete with others, why Bhould the new
companies compete when their owners
are still the owners of concerns that
should be their competitor-?
"All this Is on the presumption that
as the plan states, only 55 per cent of
the present common stock of the Ameri
can Tobacco Company is In the hands of
the Individual defendants, and that the
large majority of the preferred stock is
In the hands of the public. Does the
country stand ready to believe the words
of the Interested party?
"If the country allows the proposed
plan to be adopted. It will have nulli
fied all that has gone before In Its fight
against monopoly and restraint of
LOVERS ON TRIAL.
"Tentative Engagement" in the
Newport. R. I.. Oct 15. Harold Ster
ling Vanderbllt and Miss Eleanor Sears
have entered into a "trial engagement"
to last for a period of one year. This Is
the confidential announcement made by
Mrs. Frederick R. Sears, of Boston,
mother of the young woman, whom so
ciety looks on with animated Interest as
having won the heart of the younger son
of William K. Vanderbllt.
The terms of the "trial engagement'
says Mrs. Sear's confidant, will not ex
pire until next summer. Should the
young couple conclude to "call It off" It
may be there will never be any public
acknowledgment that there was an en
gagement Letter Telejrramn.
Berlin. Oct 15. The German post-office
is shortly to introduco an American In
novation, the letter-telegram, by which
letters received up to midnight will be
delivered to any part of the empire by
first post ln the morning. Tne charge
will be 6 pence for fifty words, and 1
penny a word afterward.
mal fell dead at Third street and Indiana
avenue northwest Charles forgot the
"reading lady" of the drama and her
harem skirt ' v
He ran forward and attended the last
breath drawn by .his noble steed. In the
meantime the critical rabble had crowd
ed around the dead horse. Charles
Charles. Mary, and her harem skirt
Some one sent In a riot call to the Sixth
precinct station. "Mary and her harem
skirt, very much mauled and mallgned.
attempted to duplicate Ty Cobb running
the bases. Reserves of the Sixth pre
cinct arrived, held back the mob, al
lowed the escape of harem-skirted 'Mary,
expressed their condolences to Charles,
and returned to tho station house dis
Charles Charles, whom the police say
has been, driving- a "nlghtllner" since "bc-
foh de wah," la going to try to master!
the art ot carrying Irts In his auto, lie
Is the negro who tried to become R chauf
feur about a month afc'b, got the machine
started ln a stable, closed J.he front door
to keep It from gettlng'Swuy, and wrecked
machine and stable. He therefore, re-1
aJ-fturd s all hKN ad cab.
BEST TURKS IN
Invaders, of Tripoli Eepulse
BATTLE INT DARKjXESS
Heavy Turkish Volley Is Sent Into
Behavior of Italian Infantry Is Re.
earded as Admirable "StenA Ar
tillery Takes a Hand ln the Con
flictTurks Carry Off most ot
Their Slain, Leaving: Field riee
and Ammunition Behind.
Srroil CMe to The TVihineton Hmdd.
Tripoli. Oct. K (via Malta). The Italian.
expeditionary troops received their bap
tism or fire yesterday morning wlien a
igorouy Turkish attack was repulsed
after a sharp fight
The battle took place at Boumellana.
whech seems to be the object of all the '
Turkish advances. At 3:lo o'clock a sin
gle rifle shot echoed In the darkness. A
few seconds later two more shots were
heard. An instant later a heavy Turkish
o!!ey was sent Into the Italian bat
teries. The strength of the attacklnr
force was about COO.
The Turkish Are aroused a vigorous
reply from the Italian trenches, which
were occupied by the Eighth Company
of the Eighty-fourth Regiment of In
fantry. The naval artillery soon entered
The behavior of thn Tt.iHan tmnna too.
admirable. Two men were slightly
wounded, but they returned to their
posts after having their wounds dressed.
At 4 o'clock the Turkish fire slackened
and thf Turks h.an tn rtfw millrlv
leaving a Hotchklss sun, with a large
quantity of ammunition.
xnero were numerous traces of bodies
hnvintr hen pflrrlwl atprv TTtr.fi VtmllAa
which had been left behind were buried.
"WE NEEDED TRIPOLI."
Italy's Justification for Act of "Ex
pansion." Krrritl Cible to The Wuhpton Hrrald.
London. Oct. 13. A dispatch front
Rome states that the Pope this week
will issue an encyclical calling upon the
Catholics of the world to pray for tha
succebs of Italy in the war with Turkey
Giovanni Glolltti. premier of Italy, In?
an interview, declares the occupation oC
Tripoli by Italy is Justified on the ground
that the Italians have evr suffered In
justice at the hands of the Ottoman. He
adds that Italy needs Tripoli for terri
torial expansion, and that as Tripoli was
once held by Italians, the latter are
only coming into their own ln seizing it
The Italian government announces that
the town of Derna surrendered after a
bombardment by the battle ship Napoll.
The reason given for the bombardment
Is that the Derna garrison refused to
release Italian prisoners.
MAKES FIRST FLIGHT.
Navy Yard Employe Soars in a Bi
plane at College Park.
In spite of a brisk, gusty wind, John;
Fisher, a navy yard employe, who had"
neer before made a flight, took Dr. TV.
W. Christmas' double dihedral, inverted-angle
biplane up Into the threatening?
skies, and skimmed over College Park
aviation field for ten minutes yesterday
More than l,0iO spectators watched
Fisher's plucky flight He was forced
to make a landing after he had circled
the field In two" swift swoops, because
a steel guy snapped under the pull of
the wind. Lieut KIrtland and Lieut
Kennedy, the army blrdmcn. advised
Fisher to postpone the flight. But tha
novice aviator laughed, and with permis
sion of Dr. Christmas, slid the graceful
biplane from its shed.
Before the experts knew he was off
a mechanician had spun the propeller.
Fisher had Jerked open his throttle, and
the biplane was skimming Into the teeth
of the wind, hardly rocking an inch.
Fisher curved eastward and opened her
About 200 feet above the field, on the
second trip around, the steel guy to
Fisher's right snapped, and for a mo
ment the machine veered at a thrilling
angle. But the young pilot coolly al
lowed her to right, shut oft his motor,
and glided down, landing without a Jolt.
MADMAN ON ROOF.
New York Police Have Thrilling-
Encounter in Park.
New York, Oct 13. A madman, em
battled on a roof of a shelter ln Green
Park, Brooklyn, and, armed with stones,
held the police reserves and 200 persons
at bay for two hours this afternoon, and
was not captured until after he bad
nearly killed Policeman Rledel, and had
himself suffered a fractured skull. After
Rledel had been hurled off the roof, eight
reserves made a concerted rush for the
man's nerch. The'madman's "ammunition
-was gone, but he had to be. so beaten
before he could be captured mat ms skuii
was fractured. He probably will die.
When the prisoner resained his senses
he gave hfs name as Ossea Flshman.
forty years old,- and talked Incoherently
ot Russia and the revolution.
Indian Domestic Disappears.
Beverly, N, J.. Oct lS-Claudia Wlll-
lams. an Indian domestic at the home of
Mrs. John Beatty, disappeared mysteri
ously. She had gone- to the cellar to
carry ui coal and that Was the last heard
of her. Mrs. Beatty la much concerned
over her disappearance. Miss Williams
was a student at the Carlisle School.
Kead. "The PraUtal Jade