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'tV' 'S-T' 1 r. f, ,. IT V -. . . ., . THE LARGEST MORNING CIRCULATION IN WASHINGTON THE WEATHER TOOAT '. FAIR M WASHINGTON. D. C, WEDNESDAY, JULY 32, 1914. 0. 23- ONE CENT. THE WASttliSfGTON HERALD WILSON ORDERS ACTION AGAINST N. II, DIRECTORS Demands Criminal Suit and Dissolution of Alleged Combination. r CHARGE OF BAD FAITH Scores Board for Failure to Stand by Agreement with Government. M'REYNOLDS CONDEMNS L C. C. Claims by Allowing Mellen to Testify Commission Embarrassed Case by Furnishing Immunity Grounds. By JOSKPIf P. ANNIN. President Wilson yesterday directed, Attorney General McReynolds to Institute criminal proceedings against the di rectors of the New Haven and a eiTil suit to dissolve the alleged combination In restraint of trade. " The civil suit will be filed within a few days. The criminal proceedings probably will be before the Federal grand jury In New York City. In a letter to the President, given out with the President's, letter "to the At torney General, the latter complains that the Interstate Commerce Commission has embarrassed in advance any criminal ac tion which the Department of Justice may institute against responsible direc tors of the New Haven. He recites that over the protest of the department, the commission placed men like former PresI Mellen on the stand, thereby ordering them grounds for claiming Immunity from criminal prosecution. In directing immediate action, the President concurs in the view of his At torney General that the New Haven directors have acted In bad faith with the government; that their eleventh hour refusal to abide by their recent agreement with the Department of Jus tice is based upon a nonessential tech nicality and reflects upon the sincerity of their motives- In seeking a peaceable solution. The President's Letter. In the following letter, the President directs the Attorney General to com mence civil and criminal proceedings: 'I have your letter of today, inclosing a copy of your letter of July 9 to Mr. J. H Hustls. president of the New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad Com pany, which together disclose the failure of the directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company to comply with the terms of the settle ment proposed by them and accepted by us in the matter of their railroad hold ings. Their final decision In this matter causes me the deepest surprise and re gret Their failure, upon so slight a pre text, to carry out an agreement de liberately and solemnly entered lntcand which was manifestly In the common In terest, is to me Inexplicable and entirely without justification. "You have been kind enough to keep me fully informed of every step the de partment took In this matter, and the action of the department has throughout met 'with my entire approval. It was Just, reasonable, and efficient. It should have resulted In avoiding what must now bo done. "In the circumstances the course you propose Is the only one the government can pursue. I therefore request and di rect that a proceeding In equity be filed, seeking the dissolution of the unlawful monopoly of transportation facilities in New England now sought to be main tained by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, and that the criminal aspects of the case be laid before a grand Jury. "With much regard, sincerely yours, "WOODROW WILSON." Flimsiest of Technicalities. The Attorney General declares that the refusal to abide by the agreement with the government to dispose of the stock it the Boston and Maine because the Massachusetts legislature, in granting the New Haven perm'sslon to dispose of this stock, retains the right to purchase It at a fair valuation. Is the flimsiest of technicalities, because the Common wealth of Massachusetts always has re tained the right to purchase the stock of the holding company organized in 1909 by the New Haven to take over control of the Boston and Maine. In his letter to" the President, the At torney General declares that out of re ran! for economic conditions In New England and a desire to protect the small Investor in New Haven stock, from un necessary loss, he had been willing to leek a ground for agreement and settle ment with the New Haven directorate ind stockholders. In so far as the civil ispects of the case were concerned. Be Terrlng to the criminal aspects, however, le complains bitterly of the Interstate Zoxnmrce Commission's course In plac ing certain New Haven, directors on the Hand in the recent investigation: He vrote the President: "The criminal aspect of the case have een kept constantly-.ln mind: much "data tearing thereon was collected months igo, and care has been exercised to per rtlt nothing which might Interfere with jroper prosecution at the appropriate Hire. W have not held out the slight- OOSTIXDED OJ PAGE TWO. MBS "WILSON TENNIS VICTOR, ' She find Partner Wti 'Hotly- Con- " tested Doubles MatcU. St. 'Iloudsburg. Pa., July XL Miss Mar garet Wilson, daughter of' President Wil son, 'with Miss Claire Batton of Vassar. daughter of a prominent physician of New York City won a hotly contested f tennis, "match In doubles today .against Mrs. E. K. Elmore of. Washington, D. C, and Miss Kate Bonner or New York, at Mount Pocono .with scores 6-1. 3-6. -7. The deciding match was 4-1 In faror pt Miss Bonner and Mrs. Elmpre. but .by hard playing the score was brought to 4-3 and t-4. Both sides had 7 all on the deciding set when Miss Wilson and Miss Batton forged ahead. A large number pt New York and Phil adelphia society people were present and all of them agreed that the playing of the President's daughter was the feature of the match. CLOUDS SCATTER Conferees Depart from Palace Smiling After Discussing Possible Compromise. CARGO OF RIFLES SEIZED Prospects Seem to Be Brighter for Peaceful 'Agreement Than Ever Before. Special Cable to Ri CTufcisrtoo Herald. London, July JL A happy augury for the success of the home rule conference was-drawn from the expressions on the faces of the eight statesmen as they left Buckingham Palace today after the first meeting. Though looking gloomy when assembling for the conference, every countenance bore a bright smile when the session ended. A great crowd, including many Ameri cans, gathered at the palace gates and noted this good omen, which has pro- vided a cause for-a more optimistic feel ing in London, although In Ireland both) sides still maintain an uncompromising , attltude. distrustful of the probable bargaining under the royal roof. Regarding the King's attitude the Standard publishes an inspired statement denying the rumor that the King has threatened to withhold assent to the home rule bill unless it as accompanied by ' the "amending bill. It ' declares the suggestion unwarrantable and denies that his majesty stated that he would with hold consent to the home rule measure under any conditions whatever. Klnsc's Speech Irrltntrn. It is added that the King was In fluenced In calling the conference by hli desire "Tb maintain peace In Ireland, and also by receipt of a petition sent him personally, "a course never before adopt ed since he has been King and more numerously signed than any other peti tion for any purpose has even been." There Is a good deal of Irritation in Lib eral circles caused by the terms of the King's speech to the conference, which, it Is understood, his majesty composed him self. The particular passage that gives offense Is that suggesting that "the most responsible and sober-minded" or the King's subjects for months past have talked "civil war." This Is an obvious reference to the Unionists, It Is pointed out. However, constitutional doctrine stringently lays down that the ministry must be identified with the monarch on natters of policy. Londonderry, Ireland. July 21. On the eve of King George's Irish peace parley, customs officers early today boarded a steam yacht off this port and seized 3,000 rifles consigned to the Nationalist volun teers. Gun running operations still are being carried on by both Nationalists and Ulster Unionists. MRS. LEWIS FORGETS; USHERS UNDIGNIFIED, "JIM HAM" IN AGAIN Spoils Effort to Bury in Oblivion Sen ate Beau Brummel's Nickname When She Writes "James." The Interdiction pronounced by Senator Lewis, of Illinois, against the use of his original Christian name of "James," Just because the" irreverent were disposed to short- en his dignified cognomen from James Hamilton to "Jim Ham." Is now effective throughout the Cap itol Senate document, the Con gressional Directory, the Record, everywhere that the name of the Beau Brummel of Democracy ap pears it Is now officially "Senator Hamilton Lewis." But when it came to impressing the necessity for the entailment upon the members of his own fam ily, the great man foozled. Mrs. Lewis returned to Wash ington Monday night from a short Western trip. She arrived at the hotel where the Lewis family makes Its home and across the register In a clear, heavy-lined an gular hand their appeared this morning: "Mrs. James Hamilton Lewis, Chicago. I1L" PLAN ARSENAL IN CHINA. Shanghai, July z Announcement was made today that Krupp Interests In Ger many will establish an arsenal near Pekin. The plant win cost $60,000. FOR HOME RULE REDEL ENVOYS ATWHIEHOUSE President Wilson for First Time Officially Greets Car- ranza Representatives.' PILOTED Br MR. BRYAN Recognition of Revolutionaries Be lieved Near, Following Session in Executive Mansion. President Wilson yesterday for the nrstl time received at the White House rep resentatives of Pen. Carranza and the constitutionalist revolutionaries In Mexico. His action In granting, this measure of recognition to the revolu tionists at this time caused considerable comment. The men received were Fernando Igleslas Calderon, the personal repre sentative of Carranxa. and Secretary Urquldi. of the constitutionally agency In Washington. They were taken to the White House at C o'clock last evening by Secretary of State Bryan. They re mained but a few minutes, and when they came out Secretary Bryan at tempted to make a mystery of the oc casion and declined to state the Identity of the President's visitors. nxplaim Ilia Position. It is understood that the President took advantage of the opportunity to re Imprexajupon the minds of the Carranxa representatives the position of the United States now that the constitutionalists are about to come Into supreme power !t Mexico. Senor Calderon Is slated to be the minister of foreign affairs in the Carranza cabinet Consequently it was considered most Important by the ad ministration that the man upon whom is likely to fall the chief burden of the foreign complications with which the constitutionalist leaders are confronted should learn directly the lews of this government. One of the matters which the President and Secretary Bryan are understood to lmpr.gsed upon 3nor Calderon as of lne m0Jt ursent lmport,nce from Washington's point of view is the com- plaint of France regarding the alleged killing of two members of the order of Christian Brothers by orders of Gen. Villa at Zacatecas. The President made it clear that the United States Is. most earnestly desirous that the 'constitutional ists 'adopt every necessary measure to prevent the recurrence of such outrages when tbey take over the government and capital of all Mexico. Secretary of State Bryan last night re ceived a message from Mr. SIHIman, the representative of the United States, near Carranza. announcing that Carranza had I ... , -. , proclalmed a cessation of hostilities pend ing the discussions with the Carbajal delegates which are to take place at Saltlllo. TO STAY IN VESA CRUZ. napntrr Mnn to Remain Prndlnc; Ley de Fnesm" Probe. I Secretary of War Garrison yesterday announced that Fred L Boalt, corres pondent of the Newspaper Enterprise Association, would be permitted to re main at Vera Cruz until it had been determined whether or not Ensign W. A Richardson had told Boalt that the law of flight had been applied to Mexican prisoners during the occupation of Vera Cruz. Boalt claimed in defense of an article he wrote for publication In the United States that .Richardson had told him prisoners were shot down under the pretext that they were trying to es cape. A court ot inquiry at Vera Cruz reached the conclusion that neither Rich ardson nor any other naval officer had applied the ley de fuega" to Mexican pris oners, but officials here are not yet Informed as to whether it was determined whether Richardson informed Boalt that it had been done. This, It Is expected, will be shown In the copy of the proceedings of the court of inquiry, which have been mailed by Admiral Badger, and are ex pected here in a few days. STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. New York. July ZL Arrived Kronprln- zessen Cecille, Bremen, July II; Ryn dam, Rotterdam. July II; Finland. Ant werp, July 14; Grosser Kurfuerst, Brem en, July 11; Helllg Olav, ChristUnsand, July 11; Roma, Lisbon, July 8; Guate mala, Havre, July II ;, Navarre, Hamburg, July 6. Departed Noordam, for Rotterdam; Kaiser TVilhelm de Grosse, for Bremen; Aqullanla. for Liverpool. Depart Wednesday Taormlna. for Naples; Argentina, Algiers Trie e; Tour alne, Havre; Celtic, Liverpool. Due Wednesday Campanello, from Rot terdam; Kansas City, Dublin; Kaiser Wilhelm II. Hamburg; Advance. Cristo bal: Karma. Barbades; Pr. Slglsmund, Kingston; Lorenzo, Clcntuegos; El Norte. Galveston; Prlnz Irene, Genoa; Paul Palx, Swansea; Indrasamha, Gibraltar; Ben Nevis, St. Lucia; Manzanillcv Clenfuegos; Ollnda, Cuba. ' CAPITAL HAN'S HOME BURNED. BsrcUl to The VTuhiBstoo Benld. Asbury Park. N. Uy July SL-Fire caused by the explosion of & gasoline ntove In the Oeejtn Grove home of Paul ,.- . Richmond ot Washington D. C, this afternoon-swept through the bungalow section of the resort destroying five other houses. A strong wind was blowing and for a time the entire section was threat ened. Mr. Richmond is a government employee at Washington. Members of hlj family escaped but were unable to save I any of', their effects. The loss' is JIO.000. NEW DEVOLUTION' GROWS. More 3fexlcan Leaders "Promise to i Resist Carrnnsa. i Special to The WuMnrtra Herald. Vera Cruz, July. a. A dozen or more generals In the Mexican. Federal army have pledged themselves to start a revolution against Carranza, when the constitutionalists" get Into Mexico City, It was said here today by CoL Enrllle. Orozco. Among these generals are Pas cuarOrozco, Jose Ynez. Salazar, Antonio Rojas, Marcelo .Caraveo, and Benjamin Argumedo. These generals fear assassination If they surrender to the constitutionalists and for that reason wil refuse to recog nize the central government when the rebels control It. " The opinion Is freely expressed here by those who know the true Inwardness of the Mexican situation, that 'Carranza'a hardest task is still' ahead of blm. Jl AVERTS DIVORCE Wife of Soldier, Who Killed Woman and Self, Was Sav ing Up for Lawyer. SCRIMPED FROM SALARY Attorney Calls at Store to Tell Her L. W. Newcomb Shot Mrs. Roberts and Committed Suicide. To the tragedy. In which Lee W. New comb, a soldier, murdered Mrs. Bessie McCormlck Roberts early yesterdsy at 311 Seventh street southwest, and then shot himself to death, the trite old saying. TIs an 111 wind that blows no good," may be applied. It was learned last night that Newcomb had a wife, who was gath ering out of her meager earnings a fund with which to procure a divorce from him. Newcomb's wife left Jilro more than a year ago on account ot his cruelty, selfish ness and Infidelity. To support herself she obtained a position as saleswoman In a Seventh street department store and began to save money so that she might pay a lawyer to get her divorced from her husband. Saved to Pay Lnwyer. Tall, comely and capable, she got along well enough, but it was only by the most stringent economy that she was able to lay by a few dollars each week toward the time whey s'lje could bring srfactlon for divorce. Testerday about noon Mrs. Newcomb was attending to the wants of a custom er when her lawyer entered the depart ment store and called her aside. "Your husband's dead," said the law yer, perhaps sadly. Killed a Mrs. o.h.. nf An flvnfh street and then .... , . . committed sutclde." Mrs. Newcomb started with astonish- ment and dismay, and then, as though on second thought, she emitted a deepl sigh of relief. No longer need she skimp desperately in order to build up a divorce fund. The news had lifted a great burden from her. For the rest of the day, while she went about her work as if nothing unusual had happened to her, Mrs. Newcomb managed to refrain from telling anybody that she was the wife of the man who had been the chief principal In a sordid tragedy which had occurred early In the morning. But as she was leaving the store last evening she confided to a few of her Intimates that, though she had always been sorry for her husband, she simply couldn't feel very sad over his death. Newcomb. who was a private In Com pany A. Engineer Corps, stationed at Washington Baracks. killed Mrs- Roberts because she had permitted another man to escort her home from a beer garden. eneomb Hid In Cloiirt. At the inquest, conducted by Coroner Nevltt. Mrs. Ethel Harbin, who had been Ulvlng with Mrs. Roberts, said she and Mrs. Roberts, who was separated from her husband, went to the beer garden early Monday night, meeting J. E. Fields a member of Newcomb's company. They left the garden at 11:5 and were Joined by Charles Scott. Reaching the apart ment, the women went to the dining room, while Scott and Fields went across the street for beer. Then Mrs. Harbin, hearing a noise, found Newcomb In a closet. Scott and Fields returned with the beer, and the five sat around the table drinking It. Scott left about 1:30 o'clock, and shortly after this Newcomb began quarreling with Mrs. Roberts. The quarrel ended with the shooting of her and himself. CELL FOR MILITANT SLASHER. Sredsl Ckbla to The TVuhisitoa Ilenld. London, July 21. The maximum sen tence of six months was today Imposed upon Annie Hunt, the mlUtant suffragette who slashed the portrait ofThomas Car lisle in the National Portrait Gallery. WOMAN TO WOMAN; HEART TO HEART TALK. Mabel Herbert Urner. whose wonderful domestic stories haVe appeared in the greatest papers in the United States, has another of her feeling episodes in next SUNDAY'S HERALD; HUSBAND'S CRIME IT HOLDS AND GRIPS The reader from start to finish because of the great knowledge displayed by the author in knowing what goes on behind tht"scenes. IN SUNDAY'S HERALD. - '-"- -Jr MME'. JOSEPH CAILLAUX, Palais de Justice, where she is being tried, and her hus-. band, former minister pi justice, who, on the stand yesterday, admitted having threat ened to kill Gaston Calmette, editor of Le Figaro. V 4bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb ? ,?- Jt?&&jFJ?'t "j'iftlXsi '-'' '!Ff?' 7f bbbbbbbbbbIsbbb jp HlBlBBBBBBBBBSi5lBXaaBBBBgfcfcff',t J t " S &' 'St ? 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C for COOiOOO against the estate of the late Henry Baker, former Representative of this city. was dismissed today. Mrs. Harris is a middle-aged clerk In the Pension Office. The suit was begun here in the spring ot 1912 shortly after the Baker will was filed here for probate. The real estate ot the decedent here then was rxltfea'at JW0.O0O, - , A stack of love letters purporting to have been signed by Mr. Baker and ad dressed to "My Dear Magnolia" was ex. hlblted by the plalntlff.Mrs. Harris, who Is a daughter of a former governor of Louisiana, alleged In the papers filed in court that the former Representative made love to her and promised to leave her JM0.0CO In his will. Entirely Ignored in that instrument, she sued to recover the full amount. For technical reasons the suit here was withdrawn and brought anew In Concord. Mrs. Harris could not be located last night. She recently lived a week at 11U Twclth street northwest. SINCE WILSON VISIT. LOUISIANA "BOSS" PAYS DOUBLE TAXES President's Sojourn on Gulf Coast Has Boomed Assessments Col. Ewing a Victim. CoL Robert Ewing. Democratic na tional committeeman from Louisiana, Is beginning to appreciate the fact that entertaining Presidents of the United States has Its disadvantages. The genial colonel owns a handsome seashore home on the Gulf of Mexico, near where President Wilson spent his holiday last midwinter. The com ing or the President to the then little known Gulf coast has served to im press the dwellers along that so-called "American Riviera" with the be lief that one of these days it Is going to'oe the midwinter social center of the Western world. In consequence the assessors ot Harrison county are taking advantage of their opportunities. They have as sessed CoL Ewing's winter abode Just double the tax rate of a year ago, before the President's visit. But the colonel Is willing to "stand the gaff." if the President will consent to go to Mississippi again. AT SIXTEEN HE IS SHAH, 8reUl CHo to The Washington HenH Tehehan, Persia, July a. Sultan Ahmed Mlrza, the sixteen-year-old Shah of Per sia, took the constitutional oath of office today In the Palace of the National Coun cil. The little shah drove to the Nation al Council in a glass coach drawn by milk white horses. COSSACKS RIDE DOWN STRLEEBS. St. Petersburg. July 21. Serious strike xiots broke out today in the Ylboraky quarter. The strikers overturned street cars, fired buildings and pillaged stores. The Cossacks charged the mob and then began firing blank cartridges into the faces of the rioters. DROWNING CREW IS RESCUED. 8rdl to The Wuhiniton HenM. ' Loulsburg. N. S July IL The Ameri can schooner Harold C. Beecher.,ot New York, was 'driven ashore near Tin Cove today and the crew was rescued with great difficulty. A hole was Jammed In the schooner's hull, and she Immediately filled wlthwater. Capt. Torrle said she would be a total loss. WOMAN SAVES 35 HORSES FROM FIRE Mrs. William Chambers Leads Animals to Safety from Husband's Blazing Stable. COFFINS BURNED; LOSS, $10,000 But for the presence of mind of Mrs. William Chambers, thirty-five horses would have been burned to death in a three-alarm ,flre which started shortly before 1 o'clock in the rear of the second floor of a two-story structure st 1ST R street northwest and spread to an adjoin ing livery stable. The blaze did damage estimated at S10. 000, partly covered by insurance. Owing to the late hour and the noise by the fire apparatus, excitement among the neigh borhood verged on a panic. Pcores oft men. women, and children, scantily dressed, ran to th street to watch the firemen subdue the flames. The building Is used by William Cham bers for the storing of undertaking sup plies, hay and grain. Chambers also Is proprietor of the adjoining livery stable. The fire was discovered by an aged watchman. Anthony Sewell. who turned in the first alarm. Mr. and Mrs. Cham bers, who live near by. hurried to the scene, and the young woman at once ran Into the stable, which by this time was enveloped in flames. With the aid of her husband, she led the horses, one by one, to safety. There were two carloads of oats and an equal quantity of hay stored on the ground floor and about SG0O damage was done to this by water. About thirty cas kets were on the second Door. They were insured. Several carriages also were burned. AUTO CUTS HIS THROAT. Vlrfflnlan Gets tnmnal and Serloua Wound When Run Over. His throat cut as though by a razor. Ollle E. Jordan, forty-five years old. of Dublin. Pulaski county, Va., Is at Emer gency Hospital In a serious condition as a result of being struck by an automobile yesterday afternoon in Pennsylvania ave nue near Sixth street. He was taken to the hospital In an automobile of a passerby, accompanied by Franklin M. Ernest, of Baltimore, who witnessed the accident. The machine which struck him was driven by F. J. Haske. of KM Northampton street. Chevy Chase, an employe of the Washington Gaslight Company. BLOODHOUNDS TRAIL NEGRO. Cnmherland Fenra Lynching; lire If Woman's Assailant la Cansht. Sredil to Tat Wuhiniton Hotld. Cumberland, Md.. July a. The author ities fear the lynching. If caught, ot an unidentified negro about forty years old who assaulted Mrs. Conrad Metzger, wife of a brewmaster, at her home In Columbia avenue. North Cumberland, this morning. Her husband found her on the floor unconscious. She was so badly injured that the services of several physicians were necessary. The negro asked for food, and as she was cutting a slice of bread he knocked her down. One negro was arrested, but Mrs. Metz ger failed to Jdentify him. Intense feeling has been aroused. A posse with bloodhounds is searching for the assailant. MORE TROUBLE IN BALKANS. 8prdal to The Wuhingtoa Brnld. Vienna. July 51. It is reported that Austria has sent a stern note to Servla demanding within forty-eight hours satisfactory assurances regarding the Pan-Servian movement, which Is held responsible for the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his1 wife. This action followed an interview Foreign Minister Count Berchtold had with Em peror Franz Joseph. The rumors have caused a financial panic on the Vienna bourse, prices falling heavily. U. S. ATTACHE KNOCKS OFF OFFICIAL'S HAT Secretary of Legation in Norway. It Is Reported, Has Tilt with Harbor master at Christiania. REPRIMAND MAY BE A RESULT Although no official report has been re ceived by the State Department, word reached Washington yesterday of a iar rel between Franklin M. Gunther. secre tary of the American legation In Nor way, and the harbor master of Chris tiania. during which the American official is said to have knocked oft the hat of the Norwegian official. It was said last night that neither through the legation nor through the Norwegian Minister here had.-n.yth!ng iieen hearuOf "the Incident? It was Inti mated that If It was officially brought to , the attention of this government, and the facts found to be as stated. Mr. Gunther probably would be in for a reprimand. Gunther entered the diplomatic service In August. 150J, when be was appointed third secretary of the Embassy at Paris. He has since served at the Department of State, at Harugua. Nicaragua, at Lisbon, at Rio de Janlero. and at Christiania. He is a native of New York, where he was born in ISSi and is a graduate of Harvard University. His legal residence Is at Amherst. Va. REBEL MONEY PLATES SEIZED BY MARSHAL Engravings for Constitutionalist Cur rency Taken on Replevin by Car- ranza's Sub-treasurer. Plates, engravings, etc from which millions of notes were printed here for the Mexican constitutionalists,, were seized yesterday by a deputy .United States marshal on a replevin suit filed by Felicltas Vlllareal, subsecrctary of the treasury In Gen. Carranza'a cabinet. A few weeks ago Vlllareal sued In the District Supreme Court to prevent the rebel money from being diverted to Villa. The money was subsequently traced to El Paso, Tex., and recovered. Norrls Peters Company refused to surrender the plates, etc.. to Vlllareal. hence the suit. Title to the things will be thrashed out In court. WOMAN'S COMB MURDER CLEW. Sprci&l to Tile Wuhington UtnkL New York, July 51. With a woman's tortoise shell comb clutched in his hand. the body ot Benedetto Vices was found today In the gutter In front of 406 East Eleventh street. He had been shot through the heart. The police believe Vices was shot dur ing a quarrel with a woman and the owner of the comb Is being sought. v WOMAN IS MYSTERY VICTIM. Hpecial to Tte Washington Ilrrmld. Galveston. July 21. The body of a beautiful as yet unidentified woman was found on the beach hero today with a bullet hole In the temple. The body was clothed in expensive garments and ail indications were that the victim was a woman of rennement. FRENCH TRAINS CRASH; 6 DEAD. Special Obi to Tb TVadiuiitoa Hmtt m . V .a. T..1.. . Cv u-nna ' were killed and fifteen Injured in the wreck of two passenger trains, carrying many foreign, tourists at Empalot Bridge, near here early today. PARACHUTE JUMPER KILLED. Special Cable to The Waahiiixton Herald. Brussels, July a.-Jime ae utsteii. the well-known parachute Jumper waa kUled today In a fall of 600 metres when her parachute failed to open. tit to Niagara Falls and Return (11 Leave Wazhlnc-ton 7:t a. m- July 51. Baltimore and Ohio. Special train of modern coaches and parlor cars Din ing Cars from Philadelphia. Liberal stop-overs returning within 15 days. Like excursions Aug. 7 and ,21, Sept- 4 and 18,-Oct. 2. Adv. POINCARE WHIPS FLIES OF FURY ON M. PM o ' - ' President of France Shifts Blame from Fair Slayer to Her Husband. "I WILL KILL CALMETTE" Executive's Deposition Tells 'of Threats by Ex-Minister" Against Editor's Life. "SHE KILLED IN COLD BLOOD" 'Immortal" Author Testifies Crime Was Deliberate Prisoner's Spouse Called Traitor and Attacked. Special Cll to Tb Wuhlnston Herald. L Paris. July SL For the first time In the history of France, a President of the re public gave his testimony at a murder trial today to save a woman's life. The trial was that of Mme. Calllauz who slew Gaston Calmette, of the Figaro, In his office on March IS, and the Presi dent Is Raymond Polncare. who though now on a visit to the Czar of Russia, sent in his deposition to the court to assist the defense in its contention that Mme. Caillaux's husband was really the promoter of the tragedy. "I shall kill Gaston Calmette It he publishes those private letters in Le Figaro." So declared to the President of the re public, Joseph Calllaux. his minister ot finance. Just before the murder. And the President's testimony all went to prove that CalUlaux's wife simply an ticipated his own hand ss the author of the tragedy. Day'a Only Hope. President Polncare's testimony, flung in dramatically between the evidence of sev eral witnesses for the prosecution, gave Mme. Calllaux her only hope of the day. For when her husband had testified to the same effect as Polncare, he was hooted and nearly mobbed by an angry rabble without the doors of the court. Other witnesses directly contradicted Mme. Calllaux testimony of yesterday, when she said she was "bereft of mlnd as,she fired th shot. And Paul Bourget. the "immofSl6leciared that Calmette. whom he was visiting at the time, had djed the victim of a calm, deliberate woman, whom he had heard say -there was no other way to end it." when he rushed back after the fatal shot Calllaux. the husband of the prisoner and ex-minister of finance, was the dominating figure of the second thrilling day In court. Three times as be Issued from the Palais do Justice after giving his testimony, he had to seek refuge In his automobile from the violent demon strations of the hostile crowd gathered outside. Two detectives saved him from violence only with the aid of friends. Dramatic Scenes Ocenr. During the three hours he was on the stand seevral dramatic scenes occurred. and the presence In court of a Calllaux cll.jue was detected by the loud applause which greeted his tribute to his wife and his denunciation of the Figaro witnesses. Mme. Calllaux. who had passed a sleep ier!, night, constantly Interrupted the wit nesses for the prosecution, declaring par ticularly that tha paper's office boys were wrong when they swore that her name was never mentioned from the thne she entered the office and asked for Calmette until she fired the shots that killed him. But this testimony was most injurious to ber. Bourget declared that he had been talking to Calmette when Mme. Call- aux sent her request to see him. "She stood in front of the fallen man and coolly pulled the trigger of her re volver, firing Into his body 'again and again." said the Immortal. Maltre labor! sought to discount this testimony by a dramatic reading of pas sages from Bourgefs greatest "book, in which the author makes his ctiractrs defend a woman who slays in delense of her family or her husband's hoirr. That is all very well in litelatnre." COXTIXCED OX PAGE THREE. CONGRESS IN BRIEF. SESATE. Filibuster against rivers and harbors bill consumed practically all day. senator rewlands. chairman of Inter state Commerce Committee, predicted that today would see Rayburn stock and bond bill reported. Senator Reed, of Missouri, gave notice of trust speech to be delivered Thurs day. Supplemental statement by Thomas B. -Jones, nominee for bead ot Federal Re serve Board, was presented In executive session. Charges that Southern Railway had "framed up" rate case against inde pendent coal operators In Eastern Ten nessee were made before Tillman inves tigating committee by B. L. Dulaney, ot Bristol. Tenn. Adjourned until noon today. a HOUSE. House considered conference report of sundry civil appropriations bill without disposing ot It. Military Affairs Committee reported Carlln resolution authorizing use of Po tomac Park for annual Army-Navy foot ball game. Representative Bartholdt introduced resolution to amend Constitution to limit power of Congress to declare war by pro viding that such declaration shall be only to repel Invasion or for self-defense. Representative Miller Introduced reso lution asking President to send to House report of Philippine Islands by Prof. Fordi who recently' made' investigation there at President's request. Adjourned until soon today. j&tsmVafiaJUl j&J .!. , ,.wJVi fe-5r. i.i Vnfcv,& iilfc&ifc&., JL .i&ljSix&kJc&iSt -.