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The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features
Fair, colder to-day, with brisk
to high 61 to northwest winds.
Temperatures jesterday Max
imum, 60; minimum, 34-
NO. 22S2.
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Senate Committee to Call as
Witnesses Men Named
by Foraker.
Names of Former Senators Scott and
McLanrin and Elkins Now
in the Record.
Tho Senate committee Investigating
campaign expenditures held a meeting
yesterday and read Into the record an
other hatch or bianaara cm concayunu
ence furnished to the committee In the
form of ohotoeraDhlc reproductions D
William II Hearst. The letters read
nere the correspondence that Mr Hearst
told the committee when he appeared
personalis that he believed was of no
value to It so far a shedding an) light
on the present lnqulri The committee
took a different view, however, and re
quired him to produce It
There were alKiut thlrtv exhibits In
all Most of the letter read Into the
record appeared in the January number
of Mr HearM. s magazine fcomc of them
had been published heretofore, Thcpho
toLi-anhic reproductions were In man)
ca.eu not very clear and one letter
could not be rad but enough of It
dec phered to make It clear that It was
not an Important document
Following the reading of the letters
the committee held an executive session
and decided to so Into an inv estigntlon
of the charges, made by ex-'-enator J B.
Foraker as to how Mr Heai-t obtained
the letters All of the witnesses named
b Senator Forulir will be called and
the Introduction of this evidence ma
make It necessarv for Mr Heart to ap
le r again T'ndoubtedl) some, of Mr
Hearsts empl ve who were named b
Mr I oraker. will In. called as wit
jiessts letter to Mrl.nnrln.
Much if the correispondence read jes
terday had passed between John D
rchboId and former Senator John M
McLaurin of South Carolina Some of
the letters from Mr Vrchbold to Mr
McLaurin congratulated the South Caro
lina Senator on the a) he was main
taining himself in a fight against his
colleague Mr Tillman. Senators who
recalled that at one timo Tillman and
McLaurin had i fight on the Senate floor
hhowed unusual interest lu the comment
made b) Mr Arihbold
One letter from Senator Qimv was
introduced in whiih he invited Mr vrch
bold to meet him in Washington The
letter of February 23. 19V. written b
Mr Archbold to Senator Foraker call
ing his attention to the Jones bill, and
sue-feettng that- 'It was a tret"
. and ought not.to ""f T " '
letter to"Senator Foraker from
announced tha the writer would be at
a hotel In Atlantic City where he could
be reached bj telephone. In a letter
narked Personal " dated November 9,
19f0 Mr Archbold congratulated Sen
ator Penrose on the outcome of the
election ind expressed the hope .that
Senator Qua) hid won A letter and
two telegrams from ex Senator Nathan
B Scott of Wet Virginia, addressed to
Mr Archbold were read into the rec
ord for the first time They bore dite
of November l"-") and told of the po
litical struggle that had just ended In
West Virginia, in which Senator Scott
came out victor The Senator wrote. In
part, as follows
-S.-nnior Scott's letter.
It was something terrific Our oppo
nents spent in some counties alone $10 000
and bj the lavish use of money they re
duced our majorlt) ven much and came
very ncarl) defeating our government. If
It had not been for their money and
the liberal use the) made of It we
would have earned the State by 50 000
As it Is it will be about 30 000 with the
Governc- elected b) about 8,000 and the
1-egisl-iture abojt twenty-two majorlt)
on Joint ballot, which would seem to In
dicate that I will be returned to the
Senate Mr Scott expressed 'mail),
l am thanks for our kiidnes" in con
eluding his letter to Mr Archbold. and
this is. understood to le in recognition
or the contribution made b) Mr Arch
bold to Senator Scott s campaign
Tho correspondence passing between
Mr Archbold and "Senator McLaurin of
South Carolina was in 1900 and 1901 One
of the letters related to a business en
gagement. In which Sir Archbold ex
pressed regret that he had been nnnhlel
to Keep an engagement with the South
Carolina Senator In the letter dated
December 12. 1)1. Mr Archbold wrote to
benator McLaurin in part, as follows
I am greatly interested in the sugges
tion of the law practice, and will see to
It that it Is kept In mind, with the hope
mai sumcming may develop In which I
can he of service to you in connection
In a letter dated June 6, 1901. written to
c ongressman sible) of Penns) Ivania, Mr
vrcaooia discussed benator McLaurin
nu roasiea senator Tillman This let'
ir coniainea among other things, the
I wrote to Senator McLaurin some
asago expressing ni) great admiration
for his wise and courageous course, and
sa)ing Jo him that I would be verv -lid
to comer with him at am time either
i" person or D) letter Of course, the
situation Is now entirely changed, and
the campaign will not be made at pres
ent This Is undoubtedl) very favorable
to Senator McL.. as the trend of events
is certainly tremendously In his favor.
I am especially delighted this morning
Continued on iaCc Mx.
Melville H Freas. of Germantown. pa
a veteran of the civil war, yesterdav
rent to President Taft a -bucSSr
which he wore during the rebellion as his
regimental emblem Accompan)ing this
unique gift was a letter in which Freas
I send to )ou mv bucktaU and request
that sou put it In a frame with My
Name. Co. and Regmt and hang It In
our Home. I know this comes very
near to your heart I read or my Friend
Wanamaker Sending jou the spoons so
I send you my bucktall I have toted
for lou Ever) Time Knllsten Aug 17.
ISC Mustered out Ma) rs. lbi Co K
of My Regmt was President Lincoln's
Bod) Guard during all the War. It was
Detached when we went Through Wash
ington, D. C"
Maryland Authorities Unable to Dis
cover Clews in Case of Man
Bound to Tracks.
Spedil to The vVashinzton HmliL
Annapolis, Md.. Jan. 3. Although the
theory Is almost general that the man
whose- mangled body was picked up early
yesterday morning on the tracks of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, near Odenton.
was the victim of a murderous attack,
and that his body was bound to the
tracks, the Anne Arundel County au
thorities, led by Sheriff George T Beasley.
have thus far been unsuccessful In
gathering any tangible clews as to the
assailants. The remains have not been
Identified. The mutilated parts of the
body that were found here and there
along the track, where the man was
crushed by a passing train late Wednes
day night, aro still at tho undertaking
shop of It. Thomas Williams at Water
bury, this county
Sheriff Beasley and his chief deputy,
Grafton Boone, as well as other police
officials, were out all day, investigating
the supposed murder, but they were un
able to gather any additional informa
tion to Bupport the theory of a horrible
crime, or concerning the Identity of tlje
victim The) have not secured any clews
as to the Identity of the two strange
men who were seen about Odenton sta
tion short!) after the time the man Is
supposed to have met his death, and
who took the midnight train for Balti
Attorney Obtains Writ of Habeas
Corpus, Returnable Next Week.
Cancels Steamer Reservations.
New lork, Jan. 3. On the eve of his
departure for Furope. Clpriano Castro,
ex-Prcsldent and ' bad man, of Ven
ezuela through his attorne). George
Gordon Battle, to da) decided to fight
his exclusion from this countr) and n
w rlt of habeas corpus, returnable next
I-rldas, was Issued b Judge Holt in the
1 ederal court.
A copy of the writ cilllng for the
I 'ompt production of Castro, before
Judgo Holt for the purpose of ascertain
ing the true cause of his detention and
determining the legality of his Impris
onment, was served upon ltjrun H Uhl,
Assistant Commissioner of Immigration.
At the same time Castro canceled the
reservation he had made on tho steamer
Amerlka nnd reserved a suite at the
Plaza Hotel, as he Is confident that he
wll' be permitted to leavu tills Island
Mr. Battle Journe)ed to Ellis Island
personally to-night and saw his client
in the presence of an Interpreter and
Sjpt Baker
During the day Castro received news
paper men and told them he was feeling
much better than he did when he landed
Tc please some moving picture concerns,
vrho had Secretar) Nagel's permission
visit the Island, the ex President
posed for a time, but when he thought
he was being made "the goat he ab
ruptly retired to his room and refused to
erir I
ill Ks. at I . 1
Senator Owen Presents the Name of
Robert Rogers to President
elect Wilson.
Princeton. N J . Jan 1 The name of
Robert Rogers, an Oklahoma attorne),
was brought to the attention of Presi
dent elect W Uson to-day as a candidate
for Secretar) of the Interior Senator
Robert L. Owen saw the President-elect
In behalf of Mr Rogers, but when leav
ing he told the newspaper correspond
ents that he had not come on an) er
rand concerning the Cabinet. He admit
ted having a name in mind In connection
with the Cabinet, "but. ' he said I"
don t think I want to tell It Just now"
Gov Wilson left his private office with
oni) five minutes In which to catch his
train For this reason he did not stop
the Statehouac to grant his accus
tomed interview to the correspondents
but talked with them on the train
Asked what matters Senator Owen had
discussed with him the President-elect
Senator Owen came to speak for Rob
ert Rogers of Oklahoma, in connection
with the Department of the Interior
That was his onl) errand We branched
several times, but came back to the
o-inigal subject."
Gov W ilson denied the report from
Washington that Senator Hoke Smith
has obtained his views on the propriet)
of appointing Engineer Goethals, now
in charge of the Panama Canal work.
to the position of Governor of Panama.
The report was that Senator Smith was
to conv e Gov Wilson s Ideas on the
subject to President Taft
Gov W llson will spend to morrow at
his home in Princeton He will not re
ceive an) visitors, but will devote the
day to catching up on his correspond
ence and work that has been neglected
He expects to go for his usual five-mile
walk In the afternoon.
Alom nnrua; Maniac Run mncU
Elvas Portugal, Jan S. Five maniacs
who escaped from a burning Insane asy
lum on the outskirts of this city to-da)
ran amuck, killing one pcron and serl
ousl injuring nine others They were
nnaii) overpowereo. ana captured
eiiil Papal lllponlni;.
Rome Jan 3. The papal blessing of
pope Pius tor tmperor i rands Joseph
of Austria-Hungary, who is ill, was sent
from the Vatican to-da) to Cardinal Na
givarit Archbishop of Vienna
Clean Reading
In Sunday's Herald.
Stones written by thugs,
gamblers, and members of
tiie underworld are barred
Standard serials and short
stories by well-known writ
ers in the Readers' Maga
zine and the Magazine Sec
tion. Cleaner, better, more
entertaining, while jung
and old can read them.
Get Sundav's Washington
Herald and judge for jour-sclf.
Counsel for Companies Indi
cates Line oL Defense in
Examining A M. Best
Expert Declares Financier in 1906
Made Proposal for $50,000,000
The close association of fire Insur
ance companies, which subserlbe to the
rates fixed by boards of underwriters In
various communities. Is, In effect, a fire
insurance trust and this trust Is re
sponsible In large part for the present
activities against the Commercial and
KFirst National Tire Insurance Com
This was a contention Indicated b) the
defense )esterday In the hearings be
fore t'io Congresslopal committee .In
vestigating the companies.
Charles F Carusl, general counsel for
the two companies, indicated this line
of defense In cross-examining Alfred M
Best, of New York, president of a firm
of Insurance reporters of that name, and
publisher of Rest's Insurance News, and
Rest's Insurance Annual, leading au
thorities of the countr) on Insurance
That J P Morgan, representing him
self and other Insurance Interests, con'
templated the formation of an Insurance
trust In 1Kb, following the San Francisco
earthquake and tire, was an Interesting
point in Rests Ustlinon). Best said
that In r Mr Morgan approached
Henry Evans, president of the Continental
Insurance Compan) of New lork
a .proposal Involving the formation of a
JSO0WO0O insurance company which would
be, in effect a holding company and
wouiu constitute an insurance trust, sir
Evans, according to Mr Best, did not
believe the plan feasible and the Idea
was dropped forthwith
Continue TcMlmony To-iln
As tin Important If not the most Im
portant witness which the prosecution
expects to call. Mr Best was subjected
to a length) direct examination, and he
w-ns still under cross-examination when
the committee adjourned at 3 o clock ) es
terda) afternoon. He had been on the
stand since 10 o clock In tho morning
and will continue to-day.
Mr Best's testimony and his analysis
of the financial condition of the romna,'
ntes was distinctly unfavorable He de
clared that. In view of the heavy loa
under which the Commercial was opexat
Ins during; the first ten months of 1911
htatcments contained In letters Introduce.
Jiu-evldenoe indicated acIrly-iUvet-
deliberate- attempt; Id deceive prospectr
purchasers of stock or a confession of
Ignorance of insurance business
One of the most encouraging develop
ments of yesterday was an evident dis
position on the rrt of tho comm ttee to
limit the range of tho Inquiry to ques
tions mentioned In the resolution under
which the committee Is acting Hither
to there has been apparently no restrlo
tlon as to the direction which the in
qutry might take Almost the entire
time of the hearings has been taken up
with the probing of collateral questions
of doubtful relevance.
Chairman Johnson announced that
though it was the original Intention of
the committee not to be guided strictly
by rules of evidence in tho Introduction
of testlmon). It was not contemplated
that the time of the committee should
be almost entirely taken up b) listening
to hcar&a) evidence of doubtful germane
ness with Its consequent Incumbering of
the record and beclouding of the real
lhent Four Dny.
Representative Prout) of Iowa an
nounced that he had read through the
printed record for the four days of his
absence, and that he had no hesitation
announcing that not more than one-
half of the evidence contained therein
ould be given any consideration what
ever b) him in reaching his conclusions.
Another feature, and one favorable to
the two companies under fire, has been
developing gradual!) for several davs
This Is the apparent fact that It is no
unusual thing for companies In financing
reorganizations to arrange for an In
flated value upon their real estate In or-
order to carry the consequent enhance
ment on their books as an asset or earn
ing Of course, the Insurance companies
deny that the Increase In book value of
the Southern Building property which
resulted from a revaluation represents
any Inflation. The testimony of William
Hoover Thursday contained an ad
mission that such a course had been
pursued by his banking Institution be
fore he became president, and questions
Contlnncd on Pace Fonr.
Wife of President-elect States Her
Disapproral of Freak Steps
in Ballroomi.
Trenton, N J , Jan 3. Turkey trottiac
and other vulgar forms of dancing will
not be tolerated in the White Honaa by
Mrs Woodrow Wilson when she, as wife
of the new President, becomes the first
lady of the land
She made this clear one day this week,
when In conversation with an Intimate
friend, she said.
Of course, I cannot regulate the danc
lnr at the Inaugural ball If this ball is
given. But future events In Washing'
ton where this mode of dancing Is per
mitted or encouraged will not have m
sanction The two-step and waltz I love
to see."
Mrs. Wilson particularly objects to
elaborate dress and plans to dress as
slmpl) as the nation's leader of the fair
sex as she has dressed as the wife of
the president of Princeton Unlverslt) and
of tho Governor Of the State of New
Jerso simply, but In good taste.
One of the reasons for the high cost
of living In this country to-day," said
Mrs. Wlfon, 'Is the elaborate costumes
which the women wear"
Mrs. Wilson heartil) dl'aDDrovrm nf
women smoking and drinking cocktails.
As Mrs. Wilson s daughters share her
opinions on these subjects, the social af
fairs of tho younger set of Washington
undoubtedly will follow aloDr these sam
English Visitors Delighted
Greeted by
Miss Violet Asquith and
Lady Aberdeen Have
First Insight of Amer
ican State Function-
First Lady of Land
Expresses Pleasure at
Their Visit to White
Miss Violet Asquith,
daughter of the British
Prime Minister, accom
panied by Lady Aber
deen, wife of the Viceroy
of Ireland, had her first
sight of an American
state function, when she
attended the diplomatic
reception at the White
House last n'ght
Miss Asquith. who
with Lad) Aberdeen, Is
the guest of Ambassador
and Mrs James Bryce
at the British Embassy,
was one of the honor
guests at tho reception
last night Accompanied
by Ambassador and Mrs.
Brjce and Lady Aber
deen, in addition to
other members of the
Lmbasy staff, she ar-
rived early, and was an interested guest
In the Executive Mansion
Miss Asquith. In the hearing of tlioe
around her, expressed delight and ad
miration at the White .House and the
elaborate function, and the display of
what the English vfltors are pleased
to term the democracy of the event
Miss Asquith and Lady Aberdeen were
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Tells Secretary of State of
Status of Rebellion.
Senor Pedro Lascuraln. Minister of For
eign. Affairs of Mexico, spent more than
an hour with Secretar) of btite Knox
yesterdav In an endeavor to prove to the
latter official that conditions In Mexico
are not as bad as advices to the State
Department Indicate. Mlnl'ter Lascu
raln' a Interview with tho Secretary of
State followed a similar talk had with
President Taft last evening
The Mexican official also endeavored to
prove to Secretary Knox that the Ma
dero government Is making every effort
to restore peace In the Southern republic
In support of this contention he cited
recent movements of troops In the north
ern states, and declared that President
Madero Is using every resource of the
government to suppress the disorders In
Mexico It is understood that he al
submitted to Secretar) Knox letters and
testimonials from persons resident In
Mexico In support of nls contentions re
garding the efforts tho Madero govern
ment Is making to restore order and the
success with which they are meeting
Secor Lascuraln, It Is understood, made
no specific requests of the United States
trovarnment In his talk with Secretary
Knox, nor did he have any pedal pro
posals to make. His nslt. It was stated,
was solely for the purpose to endeavor to
present the situation In Mexico In as
favorable a light as fosslble and plead
for tho continued sympath) and forbear
ance of the United States
(lehclx Cat v, rrs.
While Senor Lascuraln was talking with
Mr. Knox, however, dispatches were be
ing received at the department giving an
account of how Mexico City was plunged
In darkness two nights ago. when- the
rebels succeeded In breaking nil the
transmission lines between the electric
light and power plant twent)-(le miles
awa) from the capital. Not only were
all the lights In the city extinguished,
but the city electric railway sjstem was
obliged to suspend operations. The city
was without any power until noon the
next da), when connection. was established
with another plant of the same com
pany. It Is reported from Mexico Clt)
that there was a plot to take the capital
91.33 Baltimore and rteturn
tUlttmore and Oklo
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 a. m train Monday All
trains both xtuy. Including the Royal
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Introduced'to the President and Mrs. Taft
by the British Ambassador The "Presi
dent and first lady of the land wel
comed them to America, and expressed
pleasuro at their visit to the White
Mlis Asquith wore a. striking costume
of white satin, with u pointed surplice
bodice Lady Aberdeen wore a dress of
green satin, and a diamond tiara.
Miss Asquith and Lad)- Aberdeen were
formally Introduced to Washington so
ciety yesterday afternoon at a tea at
the British Embassy. A formal dinner
will be given In their lKmor to-night at
the Embassy Mrs. Henry K Dlmock
also will glvo a dinner In their honor.
on the following night under cover ef
darkness, which was frustrated by power
being obtained from the second plant
Senor Lascuraln will return to New
York to-day It is understood here that
he Is engaged in endeavors to negotiate
a S13,O0O,CW loan for Mexico, and hopes
to obtain the mon) In New lork. The
fact that he has been In New York for
the greater part of three weeks, and has
thus far made no announcement of tha
ftotnUon of a loan, is Interpreted to mean
that his efforts have not met with any
great success. It Is understood that ho
Is at work on the proposed loan In har
mony with Senor Zamacona. financial
agent of the Mexican government In Eng
rorlug;aee Cattleman Robbed ot
tJi0,0(O During- Pitched Battle.
Velenca-Do-'Monlho, Portugal, Jan. 1
In a battl between smugglers and fort)
herdsmen, who were guarding Jose Muril
haes. a rich cattle raiser, nine men were
killed and fifteen wounded to day. The
smugglers escaped with SW00O and Are
being pursued by the civil guards of the
entire province. Senhor Murilhaes was
returning from a cattle fair with the S90,
000 which represented the proceeds from
the sale of live stock, when he and his
party were attacked by smuggler
Murilhaes was wounaed, together with a
number of his followers, and the balance
fled It Is believed the smugglers crossed
the border Into Spain.
Princeton, N. J . Jan. 2. The Princeton
student hod), numbering 1 tJ), to-night
Disced before Gov. WUon a reauest that
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escort at the Inauguration on Match 1.
Paul F. Me) crs. president of the Wood- tll6 rs-hmus, and cable dispatches
row Wilson Club, of Princeton, and alatcr COneycd the Information that he
senior at the unlverslt). acted as ,fl r&iuTn oa the Panama In charge
spokesman for the students. j f attendant.
The President-elect seemed delighted at! Mr Wedcmeycr was a mn ot powcr
the compliment implied by the offer, nnd i fu, physique, weighing more than S3)
though he did not cotrmlt hlmseir, Mr potmo, lnd It Is presumed that h over
Meyers camo nvra) encouraged in the Jred , guard and msdj Ms way to
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-vor-ible consideration.
nic I'lre lu Cincinnati.
Cincinnati. Ohio. Jan. S. lire to-day
practically dcstro)cd the Carl Wo Build
ing, at Fourth and Walnut Avenues. In
the heart of tho business district The
loss will reach ISO.'Oi Thsfirerccn were
grcrlly iiaiipcrca u) heavy snow.
I.2S to nslllmore nnd rtelarn.
Saturda) and Sundays, via Pennsyl-1
Smn T". Mo71Xll"SuIaV train.
except Congressional umitee.
Oil Magnate Capitulates In So
Far as to Authorize Attorney
to Receive Subpoena.
Partial Surreader Means that Con
gressional Committee Will Ex
amine Money Master.
New York, Jan. 1 William rockefeller
to-night capitulated to Congress and the
people of the United states
Under the publicity given to his open
defiance of the law and the threat of
Congress to issue a warrant for his for
cible arrest counsel for the much-sought
oil magnate to-night agreed to accept
fervlee of the Pujo committee subpoena
In behalf of his client. '
The s'ege of the Rockefeller mansion
at Flftv -fourth Street and Fifth Avenuo
was formally lifted at. 8 JO o'clock to
night Service of the subpoena will be
made on counsel for the capitulating
millionaire to-morrow
The terms of the surrender are em
bodied In a statement issued to night
from the offices of Mr Samuel Unter
myer, counsel for the Pujo Investigating
To Appoint Physician.
It was understood to-night that Im
mediately after service has been made
on Mr. Garver and the excuse of Mr
Rockefeller has been forwarded to the
committee. In a sworn affidavit from his
ph)slcian, the committee will appoint a
commission of three physicians to visit
the millionaire and report to Congress
upon his ability to undergo the pro
posed examination as to bis relations
to the copper deal of a dozen years ago.
which movement In millions and water
Is of particular Interest to the commit
teemen Such action will bring out finally and
definitely the whereabouts of Mr. Rocke
feller, for his surrender to-night did not
embrace disclosure of his hiding place
during the siege As to this, however.
It can be authoritatively stated that slnc
the beginning of the siege last Tuesday
morning Mr. Rockefellertias been penned
In his Fifth Avenue mansion, where
Sergeant at arms Rlddell cornered htm
Sunday night and kept him a close pris
oner until tho capitulation.
ot Formally CTvel
Lawyer Garver admitted to-nlsnt that
he bad been authorized b) Mr. Rocke
feller to accept service for him, but de
clined to say where his client was.
T have not formally been served yet"
said Mr. Garver, "but I win be to-mor-
Hjpyr.-Ttitl3rnl l&ajny.-r " it
lit. caappeii. tne i nroat specialist wno
will make" the amdartt as "to Mr. Rocke
feller's condition, also declined to give
any Information as to his patient's
"For Mr Rockefeller's sake." he sal.
"I am glad that the attempt to serve
him Is at an end"
"Have jou seen him to-day V he was
"I hav en t seen him for several days."
replied the doctor.
"What will you say now as to his
ability to tesUfyr'
Simply w hat I hav e said before, that
Mr. Rockefeller's condition is such that
It would be dangerous for him to testify,
and I shall so advise him."
Ailment Started In 1905.
Rockefeller's ailment began In WuZ. At
that time he was afraid It was malig
nant No physician In this country could
tell him his trouble, so he decided to
go abroad to consult specialists. He
expected to be away about two months.
Ills throat was so bad. however, that he
was compelled to remain away more
than a )car.
Mr Rockefeller went to France first.
and diseased parts of his throat were
cut out and examined He was much
depresed, but after several reports from
the specialists that his case was not
malignant he felt relieved. In his letters
Mr. Rockefeller referred often to his
In one letter he said that he had to
deny himself a visit to Vesuvius because
the dust, which would Injure his
throat In another he refrred with much
feeling to the death of two of his friends
In New Yorjc. and added. "Dr. Armltage
used to say that when a man passed
fifty he wants to cultivate young friends
cr he soon will find hlm-clf alone in the
Representative W. W. Wedemeyer
Jonips from Steamer Bound
from Panama.
Crazed. It Is believed, from worry ove-
hls defeat for re-election to Congres,
Representative W. W. Wedemejer ot
Michigan committed suicide Thursday
evening b) leaping- overboard from the
steamship Panama, en route from Colon
to New York. Dispatches received In
this city vesterday gave the first newsj
cf the Representatives action I
Mr. VAcdemeier had cone to Panama
just be'ore Congress, sailing on the i
railroad steamer Panama, with a party I
of members of Congress and their wives i
TTtt.. th miql nf the vessel fit Cnlnn
it wa learned. Mr Wedemeyer had be-
come alulcted witn suicidal mania on tne
trip and bad attempted to leap over-)
j, ntatUe v,ederae)cr was placed
.' ",,,.,, i Anron ,mon hi rrict
4-i.k0 opn ficcl.. wnence ne succe'siuir,"
. Z . . . ... .i ..,.f. .
carried Into Cliccc 1115 suiciuai pians.
All efforts to recover the body of the
Represcntativ e. It is reported, were futile
A boat was put overboard, but no trace
of the bod) could be found,
Reuresentativ e Hamilton of Michigan
jesterday made tho announcement of
, Representativ c Wcdrmeyer't death in the
j H,.nv, and mat ii. nnmea-aieiy aa-
, journed out of respect to his memory.
I While. In Washington. Representative
-vvpdynwef lived at Congress Hall Hotel.
I wife nI joung: sots it
'at the hotel last night are la Michigan.
Death .and Destruction of
Property Leff in Wake
Houses Unroofed ant! Wires Blown
Down in Capital and Near
by Territory.
A toll of death and destruction waa
laid upon the Eastern States yesterday
by a storm, which, developing with re
markable rapidity, swept up out of tho
southwest and wrought havoc ashore and
on the water. When the tangled wires
began to whisper last night they told of
vessels driven athore with los of life
and of such destruction of property av
made comparatively small tho spectacular
damage done In Washington, where the,
wind, with a mlle-a minute velocity at
times, unroofed house, toppled over a
church steeple, smashed window glasses,
and ovrturned vehicles and pedestrians
upon the streets. To the meager In
formation which tho telegraph and the
telephone brought as one by one the
lines laid low b) the gale were got Into
service again, tho government s lofty
wireless apparatus at Arlington added
brief, infrequent dispatches, conveying
little more Intelligence than that battle
ships and other government vessels were
safe so far as could he learned, and that
some of the wild rumors which had been
flung far with the hurricane thrashing
Its way northward along the Atlantic
Coast were fortunately unfounded.
W'lreless messages caught by the Ar
lington station last night report that the
Diamond Shoals lightship Is adrift and
Is sending out wireless calls for aid
The lightship, which has a crew of ten
men. Is stationed off the treacherous
shoals of Cape Hatteras. No-th Carolina
The Little Egc Life-saving Station, on
the Jersey coast reports an unknown
three-masted, schooner flying distress
signals five miles north of the station
The life-savers, unable to reach the
schooner through the heavy sea. have
requested that a government revenue
cutter go to the assistance ot the vessel.
Denies Tidal Ware- Itomor.
A report that an Immense tidal wave
had overs wept Norfolk and Newport
News. Vs.. was the most tremendous of
the rumors, and It was long hours be
fore It could be denied with such vigor-
ousness of confidence as to lay it at rest
It was only last night when tha several
telegraph and telephone connections were
restored to normal usefulness, that good
ncwawa hrourhtjml dXUu lomr? . .
"stricken cftles 'tis while they Minht' w,fc
fered sorely they had not been Inundated
in the devastating way that the rumors
had Indicated.
Though the storm, which, according to
the Weather Bureau, moved, across the
"country In a sort of north and south
trough, had been predicted, ana the gov
ernment storm signals were displayed
along the Atlantic Coast, the suddenness
of the gale was startling Its attack
upon tho Capital, and. Indeed, upon every
other city that lay In Its path, was seera
lngl) vicious In Its intensity and swift
ness. A rain that had been falling with
more or less Insistency for hours was
suddenly Increased, and at the same time
a wind which at times displaced cyclonlo
characteristics dashed its force against
the city.
In the gale the wind was reported to
have reached velocities vaolng front
thirty-five to sixty miles an hour, and
before Its rude tumult much that wa
believed to be permanent fell away In
a very temporal weakness Except for
minor Injuries to a few persons who
were cut by crashing glass or overturn
ed vehicles. Washington got off with onlr
a property los charged against It
Life Lost at Sea.
Upon the Atlantic Coast proper, stul
even In some of the somewhat protected
bays, the storm claimed Its toll of life
Of the several vessels that were cap
sized or driven ashore by the sudden
blow, some lost members of their crews,
six men having been reported lost from
one oyster schooner off the mouth of
the Delaware River
The Weather Bureau said that the
storm which swept over Washington
and neighboring sections ot the South Is
central to-night over the lower St Law
rence valley The bureau describes the
torm as remarkable, both for the rapid-
It) of Its development and for its ab
rormall) low barometer readings It has
moved slowly across the countr) In the
fcrm of a narrow north and south
trough Tho Weather Bureau had looked
for some Increase In Intensity of tM
storm yesterday and had sent out storm
warnings from Virginia to Florida, but
the weather forecasters were surprised
at the havoc wrought. The storm this
morning was central over Virginia, with
a low barometer reading of .$ lnchev.
High winds prevailed along the entire
South Atlantic coast
The storm will be followed by colder
weather in the Middle Atlantic and New
England States. Storm warnings have
been displayed on the Atlantic coast
from Eastport to Wilmington. Jf. C
Damage In Waahlngrtan.
Washington awoke yesterday momlnr
to a tune played on the window panes by
rain driven by one ot the fiercest wind
storms seen on the east coast in months
and when the storm pulled away from
the city In the afternoon it left behind
it a swath of destruction. Trees were
uprooted, roofs blown off houses, hun
dreds of windows broken, and wagon
ard automobiles turned over, to say noth
ing of rough usage to scores of good
citizens bv the gale.
The steeple was blown from the Con
cordia Lutheran Church at Twentieth
and O tatreets Northwest The debri
covered the sidewalk and obstructed
traffic for some time, but fortunately the
storm had pretty well cleared the streets
and no one was underneath to be hurt
A .part of the "wall around the Convent
or the Visitation at Connecticut Avenu
and L Street Northwest, went down in
the storm Tne aperture uiown in ine -v
wall was about fifteen feet IrubreaaThV'" V
but the damage was soon repaired.
Light adjoining- apartment houses
numbered from UTS to ItX Cbapln Street
Northwest, were urjroofed? and E. H
l,onttnnel on Tlilr-l Va-ce.
lOtIO pw.ni. I the Time
Chattanooga nnd New Orleans Umlfil
leaves Washington every night via
Southern Railway for Chattanooga.
Birmingham. Meridian. New Orlcanv
Vlcksburg. Shreveport Consult agent.
TCG riftrenth Street and S V SlMsK
Northweit ..

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