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morning home circulation, and
prinU all the newt of the world
each day,, in addition to asacy
exelusire features.
Fair to-day and to-morrow;
light variable winds.
Temperature! yesterday Max
imum, 67; rnisimura, 42.
JStO. 2187
Bliss Destroyed Campaign Records
t ?. . :
Dull Unnna Drauuua-
f to , as 53
B.Iprl,, Strvia, and Turkey
Gall for 6mral Mobiliza
tion of Armies,
Calls Troops Together While En
deavoring to Prevent Hostilities.
Embassy Active.
London. Sept. 30. War between Bui'
garia and Eervia on the one side and
Turkey on the other U unavoidable, ac
cording to dispatches received here to
day from Sofia and from Athena, irroc
tarnations hate been Issued by both the
Bulgarian and the Servian governments
calling for general mobilization of their
armies, while Turkey is concentrating all
available forces, 100,000 men, consisting
of eleven divisions of the "Redlfs," or
Reserves, in the vicinity of Adrlanople
and along the Bulgarian frontier.
Reports from Sofia Indicate that crowds
in the streets have grown to thousands,
all demanding war at once, while Turkish
troops, ordered from Thrace into Al
bania, .have been ordered back to their
station, so that no re-enforcements
have been sent to Salonlki, the Darda
nelles, or Smyrna for use against the
Italians. Here in London the Balkan
situation is regarded as decidedly serf
ous, only the lateness of the season and
the efforts of the powers to keep the
peace staving off Immediate war
tlvlty prevailed at the Russian Embassy
all night, and Foreign Minister Sazonoff
completed arrangements to meet a num
ber of interested diplomats. Including the
Italian and Turkish Ambassadors and
the Servian charge d'affaires, to-morrow,!
Hostilities hae been stopped on the
Island of Samoa, where the rebels are
seeking freedom from Turkey and an
nexation to Greece.
Turks Preparing
to Declare War
Constantinople. Sept. 31 Despite pre
tests of foreign representatives here Tur
key Is going ahead with her preparations
for war In the Balkans.
Five Turkish divisions of 16,000 men
each in Asia Minor are being called In
lor 'cenceniratlpn. -
More thanBiO00 soldiers above the usual
quota maintained in the Tarrlson there
have been concentrated at Adrlanople
and others are being taken there from
Southeastern European Turkey as fast as
they can be conveyed
The government has commandered
twenty trains for the shipment of artil
lery, provisions, ammunition, and other
war supplies into the Vilayet of Adrlan
ople. A contention between Greece, Monte
negro. Servla. and Bulgaria for joint ac
tion against Turkey has been drawn up.
It is known that peace negotiations be
tween Turkey and Italr have been ac
celerated by the Balkan demands, for
Turkey does not want two wara upon
her bands at the same time, in addition
she njds funds for a war with the
Balkan states and Italian Indemnity
money for the seizure of Tripoli would
come handily now.
The Young Turk element favors war
with the Balkan states In order to main
tain the prestige of the government.
There is a possibility that a declaration
of war against the Balkans would unite
the hostile political factions here.
Russia Prepares
to Guard Border
St. Petersburg. Sept. 30l Alarmed at
the critical appearance of the Balkan
situation the Russian government Is
mobilizing an army of 245,000 men In Po
land. Ostensibly the military operations
there are for maneuvers and for testing
the efficiency of the war department in
quick mobilization but the opinion Pre
vail In official circles that the real
object Is to place a strong armed force
along the frontier In Southern Poland.
Seven army corps of 35.000 men each are
being concentrated at Warsaw add the
military centers of the Polish provinces.
Meanwhile the government Is attempt
lng to prevent an open rupture In the
Athens. Greece. Sept. 30. Greece
right ordered a complete mobilization of
all her army and navy in preparation for
eventualities on the part of Turkey,
which ha mobilized her army. Greece
has an agreement with the Balkan
States to the effect that If Turkey seeks
war with them Greece will assist the
Balkans against the Mohammedans.
New York, Sept. 30. Judge Mayer to
day granted a discharge from bank
ruptcy to Caroline L. D. Payne, known
on the stags as Mrs Leslie Carter, and
relieved her from debts amounting to
J1013, on a petition niea against her on
February 4. 1311. This Is her third time
In the bankruptcy courts, the others
being in 1SSS and 1907
New York. Sept. 30 Disregarding an
injunction Issued last week against them
at the behest of the Cordage Trust, So
clallst orators continued their efforts In
the neighborhood of the American Man
ufacturing CompanyaiJute mills in Will
iamsburg this afternoon.
Their appearance started a riot and
forty policemen were required to restore
order after employes of the mills had
turned a hose on the speak!- Six
men were arrested.
Los Angeles. Cal., Sept. 30 Mrs. Carle
ton Washburne, formerly Miss Helulz
Chandler, of Philadelphia, whose mar'
rlage by prenuptial contract, providing
for the greatest personal liberty, has
created an international furore. Is calmly
pursuing her career as a business w oman.
according to the specifications of the mar
riage contract that she shall be self-
supporting and maintain one-half the ex
pense of home and children, if there are
any. According to her plans before her
recent marriage. Mrs. washburne has
taken a position in the same concern
where ber husband Is employed. She will
do Illustrations for a magazine edited by
her emploers
Wife of Accused Attorney Exhibits
Unusual Interest in Dead
Woman's Features.
Principal Testimony of 'the Day Is
Given by Dr. Schnltze
Goshen, N. Y., Sept. 30 For the first
time since the charge of murder' was
lodged arafnst her huband. Mrs. Burton
Gibson to-day gazed on the features of
Mrs. Rosa Menschlk Szabo. whose rela
tions with the lawer hate brought him
within the shadow of the electric chair.
The Incident occurred at the hearing
which will determine whether Gibson
shall be held to avuait the action of the
grand Jurj of Orange Counti. and it
afforded the supreme sensation of the
daj's proceedings
Throughout the proceeding Gibson s
own attitude and that of his wife formed
the one picture upon which all ejes in
the courtroom were centered. When the
personal relations between her husband
and Mrs. Szabo were touched upon Mrs.
Gibson's manner became restive, her
eyes opened wide, and she bent forward.
eagerly drinking in every meager detail
of the evidence
The Incident of the photograph came
anout during the testimony of VlIIle
De Graw as to the exhumation of the
body. When th- photograDhs of the
Austrian woman were uncovered the
wife of the accused lawyer dashed for
ward and fairly snatched them from the
Hands of Lawyer Elder.
Gaze at Pictures.
They were grensome relics, one
them showing the body of Mrs Szabo
standing upright in the earth-molded
casket. Yet the refined, delicate wife
of the accused, showing something of
hate, something of resentment, and
much of the Innate curiosity belonging
to her sex, fixed her ejes greedily, hun-
grilj upon the pictures, and earnestly
studied the features of the woman who
cast the spell over her husband which
has brought hlra to trial for his life
Gibson was on his -feet at the same
instant, and the 800 spectators, craning
forward, saw the accused lawjer bending
over me snouiaers or Ills wife while to-
gether they scanned the features of the
dead and gone Rosa Menschlk Szabo It
was the one dramatic Incident of the
hearing, which otherwise brought out
tne tales or ur. Echultze. who solemnly
swore under oath that Mrs Szabo died
irom strangulation, resulting from Dres
sure from without: of Deputy Sheriff
do uraw, and tne much-advertised wit
ness, MInturn. The latter told a. cir
cumstantial story of having seen the
man ana tne woman bendlntr toward
each other In the boat, which might
have been Indicative of a struggle, and
of seeing the boat tip over an instant
later, or two disappearing into the water,
and of the one reappearing on the sur
face Witnesses Conflict.
MInturn, though extremely nervous and
of a somewhat combative disposition
made only a fair witness for the prosecu
tion. Counteracting his testimony the
defense proved from the lips of one of
the State's witnesses. William Cromp, of
Rutherford. N. J., Gibson's home town,
that while the lawyer was being taken
Into the rescue boat Torpedo, on the day
of the aUeged drowning, he cried:
"There's a lady there; look for the lady."
Gibson, this witness also swm-e mi
desperately HI after being taken Into the
Immediately upon the conclusion nf
Dr. Schultze's direct testimony, a recess
was taken until to-morrow morning
when his exhaustive cross-examlnaiinn
will be begun.
Aa matters stand after the first dv.
testimony there Is a stand-up between
the prosecution and the defense more
than ever, though the factv stands out
that upon the success of the defenu in
bearing "down the testimony of Dr
Schultze will depend Gibson's hope of
escape. His testimony to-day was most
The ordeal in court to-day nrn-r.rf tnn
much for Gibson. He suffered from a
nervous chill soon after 9- o'clock- to
night and was ordered to bed bv a nhvu.
ictan called In bytbe sheriff The latter
said that Gibson's Illness Vu not a-
1 nuua ana aa aajeuramsBt- win not M
I necessary.
Feared "Lies
Ptpen Sealing with Harriman and
Standard Oil Contribntioni to
1904 Fond 'Hot to Be Had by
Senate Investigation!.
That the .late Cornelius N. Bliss,
treasurer of the Republican National
Committee during the 1901 campaign,
destroyed virtually all papers whloh
might throw light on the present con
troversy over alleged Standard OH and
Harrlman contributions, was one of
the developments of the first fall hear
ing of the Clapp committee Investigat
ing campaign contributions yesterday.
Cornelius N. Bliss. Jr., told the com
mute that his rather, during his last
Illness, had Informed him of the de
struction of the records, explaining to
mm tnat ne ma it in anticipation of
his death, and because he did not want
the records made the subject of "lies
and political controversies," after his
demise. V
Those papers which Mr. BlUs, Jr..
presented to the committee yesterday
had little or no alue as far as fur
nishing evidence either of the alleged
K50.000 Harrlman fund, or of the $25,
000 Standard Oil contribution.
That Theodore Roosevelt, while Presi
dent was on exceedingly friendly terms
witn tn late E. H. Harrlman, but re-
iuseo 10 temper nis attitude on the ques
t'on of further railroad regulation, at
Harrlman's request: that Mr. Harrlman
made a personal contribution to the cam
paign fund of 1901 of W.000: that Mr.
Bliss wrote Col Harry New. of Indiana,
chairman of the 1908 committee, that no
pledges had been given contributors to
the 1904 funds, were the principal facts
established by letters produced from the
Harrlman and Bliss letter files at yes
terdays hearing All of these develop
ments have been touched on before In
the control ersy.
Standard Oil Contributed.
Corroborative testimony by William H.
Libbey "for twenty-fit e years accredited
representative of the Standard Oil Com
pany, and for the last ten years em
ployed In an advisory capacity" as to
the alleged S12S.C00 contribution by the
Standard Oil Company, ended when he
announced that H. H. Rogers had told
hm that the Standard had made a "very
large ' -contribution to the campaign
of 1901.
. Tegethoft, -who sen ed as private
sccretar) to Mr. Harrlman until the lat
tor's death, and who Is now agent for
the estate, testified that he knew-of his
chiefs work in onllectiog a Ievge fund,
that Mr. Harrlman had told him of the
result of his efforts and complained bit
terly of Col Roosevelt's treatment of
him, that the mone from the various
contributors had passed through his
hands in the form of checks from brok
erage houses, and had been turned over
b) Mr Harrlman to Judge Robert S
Lovett, now chairman of the Southern
Pacific board, and that he (Tegethoft)
had never learned the names of any con
tributors, except Mr. Harrlman, who had
given S50.000. Mr. Tegethoft presented a
receipt made out to Mr Harrlman and
signed by Mr. Bliss, for 13)000 As a
leeult of Tegethoffs testimony, the com
mittee decided to subpoena Judge Lo-
ctl In an effort to learn the names of
the contributors
Colin H Llvlngtone. vice president of
tne American National Bank, of this city,
was closeted with the committee for a
few minutes in the morning It Is under
stood that Mr. Livingstone, who was
a close business associate of the late
Senator Elklns. of West Virginia, will
appear before the committee next week.
It Is not known what phase of the In
vestigation his testimony will touch on.
McJInrc Ilearlna- Delayed.
Ormsby McHarg. former assistant
secretary of Commerce and Labor, was
present and ready to testify yesterday.
but was not heard The committee sud
denly decided to hear him next Tuesday
The reason for the change In the plan
to hear McHarg yesterday was not given
out. It Is generally understood that Mc
Harg broke with the colonel during the
Republican convention because of con
flicting views on the question of the dis
position of colored delegates. The report
yesterday, which Chairman Clapp refused
either to affirm or deny, was that the
change was mane at the request of Col
Roosevelt, who desired to present his
side of the controversy before McHarg
got on tne stand.
That factional feeling is high In the
committee is apparent. Politics makes
strange bedfellows, according to the old
saw, but from present appearances It
will be a long night before Bull Moose
and Republicans on the committee He
down together, unless one Is Inside the
other. Republicans and Democrats are
hitting it off a good deal better. The
committee line-up is Clapp, Bull Moose,
chairman; Oliver and Jones, Republicans.
and Paynter and Pomerene, Democrats.
Senator Jones was not present yesterday
and. It Is understood, will not be In
Washington for some time
Summoned by T. R.
Both Mr. Tegethoft and Charles A.
Peabody. president of the Mutual Life
Insurance Company, ' and formerly Mr.
Harrlman's counsel, testified that Mr.
Harrlman had told them that Mr. Roose
velt summoned him to Washington, and
Importuned him to raise money to save
the day In New York State. Mr. Roose
velt has denied emphatically that he
made any such request, and Mr. Loeb,
his former secretary, who says he wss
present at the Interview between Roose
velt and Harrlman, b.a corroborated
htm. Mr. Roosevelt contends that Harrl
man himself was frightened, and was
seeking his aid to save Odell and Hlg
glns In New York State.
For the first time the name of the man
who assisted Mr. Harrlman In raising
this 325,000 fund was made public It was
H. McK. Twombly. who was Interested
chiefly because he thought that the way
would be paved for Senator DeDew'a ap
pointment as Ambassador to France.
Yesterdays session of the Investigation
also brought out the first -official state
ment of the sums raised by the Republi
can .nauonai unrunniee in tne campaigns
from 1S32 down to 1904. These figures
were,preaented by Cornelius N. Bliss, jr.,
from a letter written Hy his father Just
before he resigned as treasurer of tb
National Committee. Here are the fur-
urea for the four campaigns as given by
Mr. Bliss: JSS0, O.600.0C0: 9S, JJ.506,000.
1900, 3.000,000, and 1S04. COS8.000.
These contributions do not. of course.
liacluda the sifts to the KtanhlleaxL. Con-
aijd Political
C C Tegethoft produced letters
' showing that Harrlman had
made the contribution as the re
sult, so he declared, of "delib
erate plot" by President Roose
velt. In a letter to Sidney Webster,
Harrlman stated that Roosevelt
had planned to force him (Harrl
man) to make a contribution un
der the promise that a friend of
the railroad magnate (unnamed
but understood to be Chauncey
Depew) would be "taken care of
in the foreign service."
Harrlman stated that he had
contributed 150,000 himself and
had solicited like amounts from
two friends, and other large
sums from other financial Inter
ests, the total fund being IIS0.
000. Charles A. Peabody, President
of the Mutual Life Insurance
Company, and formerly counsel
tor E. H. Harrlman. testified that
one of the 150.000 contributors
was H. K. Twombley. brother-in-law
of the Vanderbllta arid close
personal friend of Depew. The
other remained undiscovered.
Letters which passed between
Harrlman and President Roose
velt bore mute but eloquent tes
timony to the close relations be
tween the White House and the
Harrlman offices.
Cornelius Bliss. Jr. admitted
bis father, treasurer of the 1904
Republican Campaign Committee,
had destroyed all his books and
records rather than allow them
to fall Into alien bands.
William Llbby substantiated
John D. Archbold's declaration
that the Standard Oil had made
a large contribution to the fund.
gresslonal Committee or to the State
The contributions to the IS campaign
have been estimated much higher, as
high, in fact, as 110.000,000.
Destroyed Before Death.
No light was shed by Mr. Bliss upon
the control ersy over the Standard Oil
contribution of tlOO.000. He testified that
his rather had ordered the campaign
records of sixteen destroyed before his
death, because he did not wish them to
be mode the subject of controversy after
he was gone. Mr. Bliss testified that
James G. Cannon, president of tha
.8plies to New Yorker's State
ment by Denying Existence of
Letters to Candidate,
Seagirt, N. J, Sept 30. Gov. Wilson
has never by a personal letter to Gov.
Dlx or In other ways given Indorsement
of Dlx personally or Dlx's administration.
This can be said on the authoritw of the
Presidential candldatt himself as a re
r.'y to Gov. Dix'a declaration that "the
fault is with the press and with with
Mm (Gov. Wilson) as his personal let
ters to me express a very different atti
tude "
Gov. t llson. It is understood, has writ
ten just one personal letter to Gov. Dlx,
a letter acknowledging Dlxs offer to en
frtain him at the Syracuse State fair.
This single letter to Dlx made no ref
erence to the New York State situation,
and contained no sentence or phrase that
could by the wildest stretch of Imagina
tion be construed as an Indorsement of
Dlx or his administration.
When Dlx's statement was called to
Gov. Wilson's attention to-night
would make no comment. The following
statement, however, was authorized:
Authorised Statement.
"Gov. Wilson said that be had read
with great surprise the statement of hav
ing written Gov. Dlx any Jetters
which he expressed opinion of any kind
as to his administration."
The Governor's attention was called
to-night to Boss Barnes' characterism
of him as a political boss In the samo
class with Murphy snd Roosevelt. The
Governor laughed uproariously.
"Is that laugh for publication?"
was asked.
"Yes. If you like." was the reply.
The Governor spent the better part of
the day In Atlantic city, where he ad
dressed the American Good Roads Con
gress Gov. Wilson gave his indorse
ment to the programme of tha organiza
tion, and declared that he ravored gov
ernment assistance in bulldlig of good
The Governor leaves for Trenton at
7.48 to-morrow morning to attend the
New Jersey State convention, of which
he is a member by virtue of his office.
After the convention the Governor gJes
to Princeton, where he will live here
after. The cottage at Seagirt wUl be
closed for the winter.
Chilly in New York.
New York, Sept 30. This was the cold
est September day In, New York In forty
two years. The thermometer reached 39
degrees above zero, the nearest approach
to this in recent years being 40 degrees.
on September 22, 1904. The present cold
wave will last several days, according to
the Weather Bureau forecaster.
Bnra Boston Trust Company.
Boston. Sept. 3a One of the biggest
financial deals In this city for several
years was announced to-day when Ed
mund Billings, banker, reformer and
civil leader, the former president of-the
Paul Revere Trust Company, who re
signed that office in June, to-day pur
chased control of the company. The an-1
nouncement was made by Mr. Billings.
Witnesses Before Clapp Committee
Tell of Friendship of Roosevelt
to Railroad Head and of Big
Honey Raised to Help Him.
Fourth National Bank, audited these ac
The statement of audit submitted by
Mr. Bliss disclosed the interesting fact
that the total of the 1904 fund as given
by Treasurer Bliss exceeded by a large
amount that given by George B. Cor
telyou when he was on the witness
stand. Mr. Cortelyou testified that the
rund raised by the National Committee
In 1904 did not exceed SL900 000. He added
that he was positive of this, and that
the expenditures amounted to about SL
800.000. Mr. Bliss gives the total receipts of the
national committee at S2.08S.000. and to
this Is added a balance from the previous
campaign of 1107.000 If the total amount
of S2J96.000 is taken aa the 1904 funds.
there Is a discrepancy of 135,000 between
the Cortelyou and the Bliss statement!,
not pnly as regards receipts, but as re
gards expenditures by the national com
mittee. The committee will ask Mr. Cor
telyou to explain this difference. They
will want to know If Mr. Bliss included,
for Instance, the Harrlman fund In the
national committee account, and whether
Mr. Cortelyou failed to do this. Mr. Cor
telyou has contended that the fund never
went pinto the national committee's ac
counts, but was paid direct to Odell as
State chairman. Mr. Odell has testified
that 300,000 of the fund was paid to him
by Mr. Bliss and that the remaining $50.
000 was retained by the national com
mittee. BlUs Is First Witness.
Mr. Bliss was the first witness. He
knew little or nothing of his father's
political experiences as treasurer of the
Republican National Committee, and
aside from the documentary evidence
presented by him his appearance was
not productive of Important results.
" Did you ever hear your father speak
of John D. Archbold or H. H. Rogers V
he was asked
"Many times," replied young Mr Bliss
with a smile.
Senator Pomerene, who was conduct
ing the questioning, was on the point of
following up what appeared to be a
lead' by asking whst the witness'
father had told him about their politi
cal activities.
"Oh. he never mentioned them In con
Continued on rage Ele-rea.
Handler of "Smoke Wagon"
Terrorizes Theater Crowds
as Bullets Fly Fast.
Hundreds of persons. Jamming the side
walks In Ninth, between D and E Streets
Northwest, shortly after S o'clock last
night, were terrorized when George
Brown, negro chef at the Little Cafe
Republlque, opened fire with a revolver
on Silas Jones, negro dishwasher at the
same cafe
Brown emptied the revolver In about
two seconds, firing sir shots in such
rapid succession that persons within
hearing believed two pistols were being
used Hardly had Brown fired the last
bullet from his .32 caliber double-action
gun than Policeman Elliott, of the First
precinct, collared him
Elliott started for the patrol box with
the prisoner, while Policeman Clink
scales and Walsh came on the run In
less than three minutes a crowd of
3,000 persons had gathered about the po
licemen and his prisoner, and it required
the efforts of both Cllnkscales and Walsh
to keep back the crowd
Treated at Hospital.
While Brown was being removed to tha
First Precinct Station. Walsh and
Cllnkscales were searching for Silas
Jones, who played the part of target.
He was found at Ninth Street and Penn
sylvania Avenue. frightened almost
speechless and limping from a bullet
would through the thigh He was remov
ed to Emergency Hospital, but left after
the wound was dressed. He will appear
against George Brown In Police Court
this morning. Brown Is charged with
assault with a dangerous weapon.
Three days ago George Brown pro
cured, a job for Silas Jones Brown be
gan to "boss" Jones yesterday. Jones
resented the " bossing " An argument
arose over the dissection of some
chickens. Threats were made. It Is al
Brown was passing the Garden Theater
with two negro girls, when he saw Silas
Jones approaching Brown says
thought Jones had a knife. Brown drew
his revolver. Jones was only ten jards
away. Brown began firing. Six shots
were fired In less than two seconds
"Where were you when the first shot
was fired r the police asked Jones.
'Jes' abou' ten yards away from
George." said Jones.
Where were you when the last shot
was fired. Jones?"
"I was about two blocks away. Boss. I
couldn t run fast with that w ound In my
leg." said Jones.
"You mean to say you ran two blocks
in two seconds?"
"Yes, sir. But I wasn't doin' no real
running If he'd a kept on shooting I'd
been down by Alexandria by this time,"
said Jones.
Bulgarians Aggressive.
Sofia, Sept. 30. The Bulgarian govern
ment to-night ordered the mobilization
of all her troops. The first overt act by
Turkey will result In a declaration of
KorfaMpMid XUomtmn Ttallwav ftat
has moved to-1419 New York Ave op-
posite Bond Buildlnx.
New York. Sept. 30. Helen le Clerque, a
handsome young woman from Paris, has
Just arrived and wUl proceed to Toronto
to wed Harold Saunders, a mining en
gineer of Cobalt. Ontario, who wooed
her with the help of an Interpreter They
met for the first time while locked in an
elevator car. which had In some way
stuck fast high up in the shaft of Eiffel
Tower during a terrible thunderstorm.
Seeing that the pretty young Parlslenne
was frightened. Saunders did hi: best to
comfort her. although he could not speak
a word of French. She appreciated his
efforts, however, and as soon as they
were free from the elevator and Intro
duced by a mutual friend. Dan Cupid
got In his fine work. Mile, le Clerque
finally consented to spend the remainder
of her life endeavoring to teach her
lover the Intricacies of the French lan
Meeting Between Government Ex
perts and Dealers Twice
Breaks Up in Row.
Maryland and Virginia and Depart-
ment of Agriculture to Send
Results worked out at a meeting of
Maryland and Virginia ojster men with
officials of the government jesterday
at the New Wlllard maj be summed up
as follows-
A resolution was passed requesting the
State authorities of Mar) land and Vir
ginia to appoint a chemist and bacteri
ologist to examine the water of the Po
tomac River In the ojster-bed section
and the oysters taken therefrom, and
to report to the State authorities. At
the same time the Federal government
is requested to suspend operations until
corps of chemists and bacteriologists
hae been able to make further Inves
tigation and report their findings to the
Department of Agriculture Finally the
same meeting of interested parties Is to
called together at the Instance of the
chairman to take such action as may
be thought advisable In the premises.
The conference met esterda upon the
initiative of Gov s. Goldsborough of Mary
land and Mann of Virginia. The ad
vance report of the Federal Bureau of
Chemlstrj. just made publ'c b Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson, showing
that sewage from Washington and Alex
andria had polluted the water of the
river and had contaminated the millions
of dollars' worth of ojsters, prompted
the Governors to this step
Charires Bad Knlth,
More than a score of officials and citi
zens assembled at the New Wlllard Hotel
shortly after noon Before the confer
ence had proceeded far C C Lancaster,
an oster planter of Charles County.
Md. charged Dr R E. Doollttle. chief
of the Bureau of Chemistry, with bad
faith In the preparation of the adverse
report. His language was so violent and
intemperate that Doollttle and his asso
ciates asked to be excused and started
to leave the room. Repsesentatlv e Par
ran of Maryland and Chairman Mc
Donald Lee. of the irginla Fish Com
mission, made apologies for Mr Lancas
ter, however, and the matter was tem
porarily patched up
A little later State Senator S S Lan
caster, also from Charles County, re
newed the offensive charges against the
officials of the government. He said
directly and without equivocation that he
did not believe the Department of Agrl
culture had told the truth about Poto
mac River beds. Acain the successor to
Dr. Hartev W. Wiley and his aids
stalked from the room. They paused
Continued on Pajre- Thre.
Murderer Uses
Gallows in His
Flight for Life
Reno, Nev, Sept. 30. Fred Sklnnr, a
murderer. In the condemned cell In the
State penitentiary, early this morning
freed himself from the cell, broke the
door leading from the death chamber
into the gallows room, mounted the gal
lows, and dropped through the gallows
In his stocking feet as the guard passed
through the darkened room, tore up the
wooden flooring, crept on his stomach
under the buildings, and sneaked through
the prison yard to the electric fence.
carrying a high voltage. With all the
knowledge of electricity, he short-circuited
the wires, passed through the
fence, re-established the circuit, and
slipped away for the mountains.
Skinner murdered a woman In Rjollte.
He has been feigning Insanity, and asked
to be locked up in the hospital. Fear
ing a scheme to escape, he was locked
In the condemned celL He made a per
fect dummy, which he left In hla bed.
and this was seen by the guard every
hour. Skinner's escape Is most remark
able, vand was accomplished 'single-
banded. . A
"Home-town" SMtiwtt ii ; -
rnnvv la CflbuaJi M
Lives Through St&n of Dismt,'
and Turns- Guns, on Wilsn
and Harisn.
Knoxvllle. Tenn, Sept. 30. In militant
mood Colonel Roosevelt campaigned
through Eastern Tennessee to-day, wind
ing up in this citadel of Insurgency from
his Invasion of Chattanooga early In the
day when he whacked at Governor Wil
son for running on a ticket with Govern
or Marshall, whom the colonel charac-'
terlzed a creature of the Taggart ma
chine In Indiana. Along through a tire
less dy of stumping the former Presi
dent met with thunderous acclaim. "
An attempt was made by a- coterie o
Wilson sympathizers to nettle tha cdl
onel when he spoke to 7.500 people ln.the
Auditorium here, but the riot they tried
to create was quickly handled by tha
third "party candidate and the hugo
throng showed its approval of Roose
velt by cheering madly.
In no Southern city has Roosevelt been
attended by such a rabid multitude o
Progressives as here. They packed ths
streets as he rode to a hotel early la
the afternoon and made the Bull Moos
candidate stand up In his machine and
bow. They Jammed the Auditorium in
the afternoon and again to-night when,
the colonel spoke to a. throng of work-
Hooper Noncommittal.
Roosevelt leveled his attacks to-day
chiefly at Gov. Wilson. Gov. Marshall
andSov. Hooper of Tennessee, the lat
ter of whom Is doing an expert strad
dling stunt by courting both the Tart
and Wilson supporters. Hooper, a Re
publican, declines to commit himself to
either the Democratic or Republican
candidate. What be wants Is to ba
elected Governor. He Is affiliated with I
a Taft and Hopper Club and with a,
Wilson and Hooper Club, and it is all
the same to him how the fight for the
Presidency turns out.
Tn Chattanooga the former President
adverted to the Governor, aligning hlm-
seir with tne Tart and Wilson foreeitp7at.
catch votes, remarking Ieily"IeA-ovJ I
"Hooper come out 000 way or-trjii other! I
and say whom he supports. He can't
carry water on both shoulderswttbout
the usual result of Its being1 spUlod
The Governor has appointed one of
those Implicated with the theft in Chi
cago. Mr. Sanders, to a place tn tha
Throw him out on his headV-hawled1
a voice.
Shout for llooper.
"We'll do It." cried Roosevelt.
The colonel had been advised that ttj
would be bad judgment to tackle Hooper
In KnoTvlite, where the Governor was
born. He didn t expect to do It. but while)
he was lauding the Progressive candi
date for Gov ernor. Judge Preston. WUsoni
partisans bgan calling "Hooper!"'
Hooper!" stamping their feet In rhythm.
The colonel could not go on for the ter-(
rifle dip the Wllsonltes set up. He waited)
patient K. and then, when the uproar)
quieted down, shouted "Now. you have
asked about Hooper and 111 tell you. I(
hadn't Intended to do if, but as you want
me to, here goes. I speak against Mr.
Hooper because he had condoned a theft;
nomination Tou people who sari
hurrah for Wilson, are you going to sayl
down with the commandment. Thou
shalt not steal? Are you going to sup-1
port a man who winks at as miserable a
theft as that of the base pickpocket who
steals j our purse?"
Gov. Hooper Is condoning that thefU
I make that statement as plainly as f
know how."
The Hooper shouters broke into a wild'
protest of cries.
Shakes Flnsrer Ancrily.
"You've brought It on yourselves'"
houted the colonel, shaking his finger ai
them angrily. 'That noisy acclamation
of the theft and the no'sy repetition of
the name of the man who condones It
merely paints the man making the noise
In his proper light."
The Roosevelt adherents, laughed de
risively at the Interrupters. The Wilson
men sat mute Roosevelt, having stilled
the clamor, went on to tell the principles
of the Progressive party
"Mr. Taft the other day said the Pro
gressive platform was a crazy quilt,"
said Roosevelt, mocklngi). "Now, our
platform Is a crazy ciuilt only to those
people who haven t taken the trouble to
think out the fundamentals of the da.
My answer to Mr. Taft Is that the
abuses In our Industrial system are the
real crazy quilt. Our purpose Is to rip
them out piece b piece."
In Chattanooga the colonel rapped
Gov. Wilson for allowing Marshall on
the ticket with him
"I read In the newspapers this morn
ing," said the colonel, "that Mr. Wilson
wants I don't know exactly what he
v-ants, but only what he says he wants
a man put up for Gov ernor of New York
who will be Independent of Tammany
Assails Torn Tasrsart.
"Why." demanded the colonel. "If Mr.
Wilson wants to Interfere about the Gov
ernorship of New York, why didn't he
Interfere with the .Vice Presidential can
dloate, Mr. Marshall, who Is Tom Tag
tart's man Tom Taggart. who runs the
Democratic machine In Indiana. The
Taggart machine la no whit better than
Tammany Hall. It Is an absurdity for
Mr. Wilson to assume the lofty attitude
of morality to the Governor of New
York at the same time that his running
mate geta his nomination through the
machine in Indiana."
Roosevelt left here to-night for the last
day of his swing around the circle. He
stumps North Carolina to-morrow, wind
ing up at areensboro at night.
The colonel reaches New York Wednes
cay afternoon and goes to Oyster' Bay, '
leaving- there Thursday night for Wash
ington to. testify before-the Senate com
mittee on Friday.
Special train of modern coaches and
parlor cars leaves Union Station 7 t a.
m. Low rate side trips from Falls to
attractive resorts; liberal stopovers re
turning wimin -ia-oay limit. Laist
don this season.
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