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Difficulty Affecting Bookbinders
in Big Printery.
Efforts to Bring About a Satisfactory
Statements by the Public Printer
and By a Member of
the Union.
Radical measures are proposed by mem
bers of the bookbinders* union for bring
ing about a satisfactory settlement of the
difficulty that has arisen between book
binders In the government printing office
and H. F. Ashlon, acting foreman of the
bindery. In regard to the amount of work
that should be required of the men each
day. A leading member of the union stated
to a Star reporter yesterday that J. L
Feeney, president of the organization, had
addressed a letter to Public Printer Charles
A. Stillings, Informing him that decided j
steps in support of their contention would
doubtless be taken by the members of the
union at a meeting called for next Tuesday
It was stated that the decision to take
further and more positive action had been
reached in view of the failure of the ef
forts of the arbitration committee, appoint
ed at a meeting of the union last Wednes
day. to bring the matter to a conclusion up
to yesterday, and in view of the suspension
yesterday of Alvin J. Tanner, a member of
the union employed In the bindery.
The schedule of work proposed by the
comimttee was handed yesterday to Mr.
Ashlon, with the statement that the mat
ter was urgent, accompanied by the re
quest for early consideration. The com
mittee. it is stated, had hoped that the
proposal would- be acted upon soon after
It was presented. In taking the paper. It
Is stated. Mr. Ashlon Informed the repre
sentative of the committee that he would
consider the proposal.
Later in the day the suspension of A. J.
Tanner "for cause" was announced, and
the decision of the committee to take fur
ther steps followed.
Mr. Stillings' Statement.
Public Printer Stillings, when seen last
night by a reporter for The Star, stated
that he had not. up to that time, received
any communication from the bookbinders*
union in regard to the protest against the
order of Acting Foreman Ashion for a
larger amount of dally work. Ill fact. Mr.
Stillings said, the matter had not been
brought to his attention In any way by
members of the union. Not having been
Informed as to the nature of the protest
he said he was not certain as to whether
It was a subject which would be open to
discussion between himself and members
of the union. He remarked that he ex
pected all proper orders to be enforced
without fail, but added that, as a matter
of course, the arrangements for work in
the bindery, as In other departments of
the printerv, would be maintained on an
equitable basis.
?' In regard to the suspension of Messrs.
Tanner and Fred J. Sohiick, the latter hav
ing been temporarily relieved from duty
Friday. Mr. Stillings explained that In born
cases the action had been taken for cause.
The charges against them, he said, were
urdar investigation. The same procedure
?was being followed in those cases as in pM
ceding ones and they would be disposed of,
be added, according to the facts disclosed,
as in other instances.
No Desire to Dictate*
In discussing the existing differences, the
union member referred to stated that the
organization was making no attempt at
arbitrary methods. He denied that the
bookbinders desired to dictate to the gov
ernment as to the rules and regulations
under which they are employed, but de
clared that the conditions under which they
are employed, but declared that they sim
ply wish to reach an amicable understand
ing on a seasonable basis. He declared that
th? bookbinders have been- working for the
past two weeks have been exceedingly un
pleasant. The men, he remarked, were In
a painful state of uncertainty as to the re
quirements of the service and were appre
hensive of encountering trouble either with
tbelr superiors in the office or with the
He asserted that the condition was due
directly to the order of Acting Foreman
Ashlon. made about two weeks ago. for a
larger amount of dally work in the bind
ery. About that time, he said. Mr. Ashlon
went to each man and Informed him that
the amount of work he was doing was not
?atlsfactory to the government. There
after, according to his statement, many of
the bookbinders hurried with their tasKS,
turning out. In many instances. Inferior
work. Others, he said, were reluctant to
comply with the demand on the ground
that It was excessive and also because they
held it to be In violation of the verbal
agreement said to have been made a long
time ago between the bookbinders and the
then foreman of the bindery concerning the
proper measure of a day's work. This
alleged agreement, it vaa stated, had been
tacitly recognized until the recent order
of Acting Foreman Ashlon.
Time Slips Distributed.
At the* time the order was promulgated,
the member referred to said, time Blips
with one section marked "time allowed"
and another "time consumed" were given
to the men. The employes, he stated, were
directed to fill out the second blank and
were Informed that the figures Intended for
the other section were on record In the
?Ore. In one instance, he added, eight
days and five hours had been allowed for
the completion of 100 books, the time later
being extended to nine days.
It was explained that under the old
regime the completion of ten books In a
working day of eight hours was required
In general, the amount varying according
to the grade of the work. The committee.
It was stated, had drawn up a graduated
ackedule in the hope of meeting the re
quirements of the service. This scale of
work. It was asserted, provided for more
than was being required before the new
?rder went Into effect, but fell below what
the members considered excessive. For
books of thin volume. It waa pointed out,
?leren volumes per day were provided, and
for books of unusual thickness the stipula
te was for nine per day. It was stated
that taking the work as It came there
would be many more volumes in the larger
figure than in the smaller. This, it waa
poiated out. would mean a considerable In
crease over the former scale.
Rmphasis was placed upon the contention
thai the character of the work requires
that the men be not pushed with their
tarts It was stated thaj If the scale is
Increased beyond tliat proposed by the com
mittee the grade of the binding will un
doubtedly suffer.
To Promote Good Will.
Tbe union, it was asserted, desires to
bar* Its members meet fairly all reasona
ble demands of the office regarding the
ajoeunt of work to be done, and the or
gaaixatlon hopes to promote hearty good
Will and accord on all sides. But It was
averted that the members wished to be
eaasuhed in matters of such vital concern
to themselves.
Heretofore the represenatives of the
lute have confined their communications
&the subject to Acting Foreman Ashlon.
i arbitration committee conferred with
i several days ago and"^ received the
arealse that the proposed schedule of work
vnid be duly considered. After the an
nouncement of the suspension of A. J. Tan
ner the committee requested President
Feeney to inform Mr. Stiillngs of the fur
ther action proposed, and will have a con
ference with that official Monday. It Is
claimed by metnbers of the union thai Tan
ner was sub pen ded solely on account of not
doing the Increased work required.
Mr. Ashlon, whose regular office Is that
of inspector of binding, has been acting
foreman during the absence of the regular
foreman, J. B. Espey. who Is out of the
city. ^
Plans for the national encampment of the
United Spanish War Veteran, of the United
States and its colonies, to be held In this
city the week beginning October 8, are
nearlng completion. The encampment com
mittee held a meeting laat night at head
quarters In the Hotel Regent and agreed
upon a tentative program for the encamp
ment. ? ,
It was decided to give a big camp fire and
smoker Monday evening, October 8, to
which the visiting soldlera of 1836 wlllbe
Invited. The tirade will occur Tuesday
afternoon, October 9, and In line will be reg
ular soldiers, sailors and marinas; the Na
tional Guard of the District of Columbia,
the Spanish War Veteran camps of this city
and the states; the G. A. R-.tTnion"Veter
ans' Legion and Union; Union Veterans,
the Army and Navy Union garrisons of the
District, the Sons of Veterans, civic-mill
tant organisations and other bodies. The
industrial parade under the Joint
of the Spanish War Veterans
hers and Shippers' Association wlW be an
other strong feature. ? ?
One evening will be given up to a re
ception by the ladies' auxiliary andthe
Lineal Society, and there will be i P"1*"?
meeting at which It Is expected Tdircsses
will he delivered by President Rl>0*<:v?''
and other prominent men. There w^iioo
excursions to the battlefields of th-i ci\
war in tlie neirby Virginia counties: a pil
grimage to Mount Vernon, a trol.isy i .de
to Arlington, where the visitors will be
shown the Spanish war section and IBe
beautiful monument to the dead of ..15 war
with Spain, which was erected by tne
Colonial Dames: and a trip to For-. Myer.
where It is hoped the committee will be
able to arrange ?for a Cossflck di'il. by the
regular cavalry stationed there.
The evening following the election or
national officers for the ensuing year *ne
visitors will be entertained at a banquet,
and It is also proposed to have an outing
at Luna Park on one evening.
Souvenir Badge.
Messrs. Rufus W. Pearson and Sheridan
Ferree of the badge committee reported In
favor of presenting each visiting delegate
with a handsome souvenir badge, to con
tain a medallion of Col. Theodore Roose
velt, late commander of the Rough^ Riders
and a comrade of the Spanish War \et
erans' Association. This suggestion will In
all probability be adopted.
Chairman G. E. Rausch of the transpor
tation committee reported that favorable
Information had been received from the as
sociated/railroads as to reduced rat^ fr?m
all points to this city encampment weei^
Chairman Isaac N. Dolph of the comm
tee on hotel and boarding house a00"1":
modatlons for the visitors announced that
he had opened headquarters at 1334, Cor
coran street northwest, where he would re
celve rates from those who will have ac
commodattons for the visitors that are ex
pected. Proprietors of hote.s and keeper
of boarding houses, or those ii?ted bv the
nislied rooms for rent, will be listed by
C?CaptULee M. Lipscomb, treasurer of the
committee, reported that funds for the en
tertalnment of the visitors were not coming
In as fast as he had expected He saId he
?hoped business men who had been called
upon to contribute would respond to the ap
^Communications were read by Ca'pt. J.
Walter Mitchell, secretary of the commit
tee: from the New York department |P?n_
Wh War Veterans and from camps In Penn
svlvaniL asking for hotel rates, and stating
t^t a number of uniformed bodies from
K ?wds'.ff 5ss,,sasT^s
sifnedto the Department of the District of
Columbia until the Virginia department can
^he'pfuhugh Lee Camp will be Invited
to come to the camp in uniform, and to
furnish several members o' the^nat'ona
begtn1 ^^slness? wRh more ^han 100 char
ter members.
Program Committee Reports.
Capt. J. Llgon King, chairman of the
committee on souvenir programs, "ported
that arrangements had been made o s
a handsome volume containing the half
tone pictures of prominent men in the local
and national bodies of the Spanish War
Veterans, and of President R?oseyel and
prominent government officials a^ ^hers.
besides a history of the national gela
tion of the organisation, and of the De
sketch descriptions ot the pub
ot a. ?? '?? ??>?'?"?
arS swrsrs.wS?
Department Commander Harlow.
Reported Transfer of the Italian Am
ROME, August 18.?The Vita announces
that Baron Mayor des Planches, the Italian
ambassador at Washington, Is about to be
appointed ambassador at London.
According to confidential information.
Baron des Planches, when he left Wash
ington last November for an indefinite stay,
went with no idea of returning to this
country as the Italian representative. The
baron at that time was suffering from gen
eral exhaustion, caused by overwork, and
his indisposition was accentuated by mala
rial fever contracted while on his trip to the
southern states in May, 1905.
There have been many reports In the last
few months, stating the recall of Baron des
Planches, and they have been systematic
ally called false by the secretaries In
charge of the embassy.
While there may be no truth In the report
of Slgnor Mayor's appointment to London,
It can be stated with assurance that he
will not resume active duties In Washing
ton, If his original Intentions are canted
Ever since he was given his title by King
Victor Emmanuel there has been a growing
"boom" for Baron des Planches toward the
ministry for foreign affairs, in which office
he received most of his dlplomatlo training,
under such an able leader as Slgnor Crlspi,
and also as a disciple of Prince Bismarck.
Owing to his peculiar fitness for the posi
tion of foreign minister, it Is more than
likely that the baron will soon be tendered
the portfolio. While Slgnor Mayor never
expressed himself on this subject it Is well
known that he would acoept the office
if his health permits.
Baron des Planches Is now In Rome, and
Is expected to arrive In "the United States
for a last visit some time in November.
The Italian ambassador'* rumored ap
pointment to the post to London gives rise
In diplomatic circles as to the hidden reason
for the change at such a time, when he has
begun a series of investigations In the in
terests of Italian Immigration and other
works which be alone could continue.
In view of Baron des Planches' Intimate
knowledge of German diplomatic relations,
dating from back in the seventies, when he
acted as confidential secretary for Crlspi
and Bismarck, and knows intimately all the
international points of law attached to the
triple alliance?Italy, Germany and Austria
?It Is more than possible that his appoint
ment to London?If It will take place?Is to
enable him to strengthen the ties between
Great Britain and Italy, and to help find a
loop through which Italy can Withdraw
from the alliance. This point is taken on the
presumption that Italy has fousd more than
distasteful the attitude taken by both Ger
many and Austria during the recent Rus
sian upheavals.
LONDON, August 18.?The condition of
affairs In Russia Is still a menace to the
entfre world.
The cloud of uncertainty that has hung
over the eastern horizon for months h-*s
not yet been lifted.
One factor that has cut considerable
figure in helping to keep Russian securi
ties up has been the expectation that a
number of more moderate liberals would
be induced to Join Stolypin's ministry.
The bourse fancied that the worst of Rus
sia's difficulties would vanish when the
partly liberal ministry was installed on
the Neva. Russian bonds were boomed
during the first half of last week upon
the strength of St. Petersburg dispatches
indicating that Stolypin was negotiating
with certain liberal leaders of moderate
stripe. Since then the wires have gr twn
silent on the subject, and now financiers
are writing down their dreams of liberal
ministry among other Russian disap
Berlin is now the only market whore
Russian securities are at all salable.
The most Important question is whether
the Russian government can apply for
cible measures that will check the peas
ant upheaval in the present state of the
There are over 40,000,000 adult male
peasants distributed over the length and
breadth of European Russia. Of this num
ber over 37,000,000 have not sufficient
land to sustain themselves and their fami
lies. Some are able to rent private lands,
often at exorbitant figures; the majority
eke out a miserable existence by labor pn
farms, in factories and in towns. All this
vast multitude is ripe for revolution if
it cannot get more land. The govern
ment cannot satisfy them, and they must
be kept down by main force. This is the
task which will almost immediately con
front the czar and the government. It
is said the czar recently declared he
would reign by fire and sword.
Carriage of Warsaw Official Target
for Revolutionists.
WARSAW, August 18. ? Three bombs
were thrown today at the governor gen
eral's carriage from a third-fioor balcony
of a house on Natollnska street. Two of
them exploded behind the carriage without
damaging it, but breaking the windows of
all the neighboring houses. Gendarmes sur
rounded and searched the house from which
the bombs* were thrown, but the perpetra
tors of the outrage had disappeared.
It was ascertained that-shortly before
the attempt some young men entered th?
house, threatened the occupants with re
volvers and ordered them to leave the
premises immediately. On the balcony
where the bomb-throwers stood the polics
found a fourth bomb unexploded.
Execution at Bevai.
ST. PETERSBURG, August 18.?Seven
teen of the sailors of the cruiser Pamyat
Azova who mutinied August 2 and one agi
tator arrested in connection with the mu
tiny, who were condemned to death by a
court-martial, were executed at Reval to
Bomb Factory Discovered.
KISHINEFP, August 19.?A bomb factory
was discovered here today at the ?residence
of Prof. Tverdochleboff of Odessa Univer
sity. Several a rests were made.
? Mutineers Condemned to Death.
CRONSTADT. August 18.?Ten of the mu
tineers who have been on trial here have
been condemned to death, fifteen were ac
quitted and 122 sentenced to ^erms of im
prisonment at hard labor.
Court Bemoved From Peterhof.
ST. PETERSBURG, August 18.?The
court removed today from Peterhof. Em
peror Nicholas is expected to visit Finnish
waters at the end of August. The minister
of marine was at Viborg today making con
tracts for hunting grounds for the impe
rial household.
Gunboat to Be Docked for Bepairs.
ST. PETERSBURG. August 18.?The
newspapers announce that the torpedo
gunboat Abrek has arrived at Reval with
two holes (ji her ammunition room and
that she will be docked for repairs.
Police and soldiers are scouring the
country around Pskoft in an endeavor to
run down BelenzofT, the leader of the
band which pillaged the Credit Mutual
Bank of Moscow, but so far have found
no traca of him. A large reward has been
offered for his capture.
A telegram from Askabad, capital of
the trans-Caspian territory, says that the
station of Artyk, on the Central Asian
railroad, has been connected telegraphi
cally with the Persian town of Meshed.
No Security of Life.
BERLIN, August 18.?The Warsaw corre
spondent of the Vossiche Zeitung gives the
following description there:
"The population is terribly distressed, and
there is hardly any street traffic, on ac
count of the insecurity of life. The soldiers
have received orders to fire on everybody
arousing suspilcion. Ail the hospitals are
so overcrowded that patients are obliged to
lie on the floors and passages. In the
morgue there are still lying thirty-eight
dead who were found in the streets. It is
not known how many have been burled se
fob meritobious wobk.
Officers and Crew of Cutter Areata
The revenue cutter Areata, stationed at
Port Townshend, Wash., July 21 last, went
to the aid of the American bark Reaper,
which was burning at Port Ludlow, Wash.,
and rendered valuable assistance in saving
the ship and its cargo. The Treasury De
partment commended the work performed
by the officers and crew of the vessel in
a letter addressed to the commanding of
ficer of the cutter, Lieut. A. J. Henderson,
as follows:
"The department takes pleasure in com
mending the officers and crew of tn- Ar
eata for their meritorious work on the oc
casion of the burning of the American
bark Reaper, at Port Ludiow, Wash. It
appears that upon receiving information
on the night of July 21, 1906, that the Reap
er was on fire, and that assistance was
required, you proceeded with commendable
promptness to Port Ludlow; that zealous
and persistent efforts under great diffi
culties were made by your command to
extinguish the flames; and that your as
sistance in beaching the vessel contributed
toward the safety of other property that
was in danger. The work performed by the
Areata on this occasion is highly creditable
to tit* service. You will cause this letter to
be read at a muster of the officers and crew
of your command."
Florence Mallory, Colored, Painfully
Injured Last Night.
By a fall of fifteen feet down a flight of
stairs in the rear of the Astoria flats short
ly before 12 o'clock last night, Florence
Mallory, colored, living at 928 Hines alley
northwest, was painfully hurt. She was
sent to the Casualty Hospital, where it was
found that she had a severe cut on her left
temple, a fractured wrist and bruises on
the left side of her body.
Nose Fractured.
Frank Kennedy, forty years old, living at
119 Pennsylvania avenue, started down
stain to the street from his seoond-story
room shortly before 12 o'clock last night
and fell alighting on his head.- He was
painfully injured. The wagon of the sixth
preolnct was called for by Policeman Terry
and Kennedy was sent to the Casualty Hos
pital. Xt was found there that he had a
fractured nose and several severe bruises
on the face.
11,000 LOST
Continued From First Page.)
due to arrive there yesterday evening,
had not yet reached the former place.
Seismic disturbances on the Chilean
! side of the Andes continue. Further se
vere shocks were felt yesterday evening,
| the first at 8:40 and the second at 8:90.
i The director of telegraphs her* has re
I ceived a telegram from La Pas, Bolivia,
i announcing that according to a message
from the chief official of the telegraph
company at Tacna, Valparaiso is la
flames and the earthquake continues.
Troops Shot Pillagers.
LIMA. Peru. August 18.?Heavy earth
quake shgcks occurred at Valparaiso at In
tervals during Thursday night and dam
aged a number of buildings, some of them
I falling Into the streets and rendering traf
| lie dangerous. The troops were called out
and shot all pillagers. Many persons were
killed by falling walls. The survivors
camped on the hills and In open spaces. A
number of people also sought refuge on
board vessels in the harbor of Valparaiso.
I Vina Del Mar, a town about three miles
from Valparaiso, having a population of
about 12.000; Qullpque. province of Val
paraiso. with a population of about 4.000.
and Llmache, twenty-live miles from Val
paraiso. population about 4,000. are re
ported to be in ruins.
BUENOS AYRES. August 18.?A dispatch
received here from La Pas says that reports
received there show that earthquake shocks
continue at Valparaiso, where panic pre
The Are originated in the Plaza de Orden
and is rapidly spreading to the northern
portion of the city.
The dispatch adds that It Is officially con
firmed from La Serena, Chile, that much
damage was done at Valparaiso and that
many persons were killed or injured.
A storm is reported on the Bay of Val
The disturbances were felt even in Tacna,
the northernmost province of Chile.
Loud subterranean rumblings were heard
at La Serena.
The villages of Illapel, 130 miles northwest
of Santiago, and Vallenar. about 300 miles
north of the capital, each having a popula
tion of about 6,060, were destroyed.
Tidal Disturbances in Honolulu.
HONOLULU. August 18.?'Tidal disturb
ances continued mildly. The lnterlsland
steamer Noeu, while anchored on Thurs
day off the northeastern coast of the Island
of Hawaii, In a calm sea, was carried for
ward by a sudden undertow which was so
strong that her chain parted and she lost
forty fathoms of chain.
The City Destroyed.
TOPEKA, Kan., August 18.?A private
cable . dispatch received at Wichita. Kan.,
from Valparaiso, Chile, says that city is
destroyed. The message bears today's
The dispatch was received by M. Calhoun
of Wichita from his son, Eugene C. Cal
houn, who Is working for an English com
pany In Valparaiso. It follows:
"Am safe, but lost everything. Town
Santiago in flames.
SANTIAGO. Chile, August 18. 7:45 a.m.?
All communication with Valparaiso has
been cut for the last forty-eight hours,
but a mounted messenger reports by way
of Qulllota that it is estimated that 500
persons were killed there. A large portion
of the town Is burning and there is a
scarcity of water.
The railway has been cut by landslides.
Slight shocks of earthquake continue to
be felt here.
Hews Via Galveston.
GALVESTON, August 18.?Valparaiso
has been wrecked by earthquake and Ate,
and the new buildings that escaped serious
damage from the quakes have either burn
ed or arc in immediate danger of being
burned. The people are panic-stricken and
all attempts at organization have proven'
futile. Martial law has been proclaimed
and an effort is being made to calm the
people, but with little hope, as the earth
quakes still continue up to this after
noon, five shocks being felt today, al
though not so frequent nor violent, but
enough to keep the people in a state of ter
The Mexican cable was in operation all
day to Valparaiso, but . to inteiior points
all overland wires are down and it will be
several days before they are restored. The
entire business portion of Valparaiso has
been destroyed.
, The shocks have continued since Thurs
day night, and five slight shocks wero
felt today. The operators of the cablo
company have deserted their posts, with
one exception. The shipping in the har
bor escaped damage, and every vessel is
a haven for refugees. All buildings have
been deserted. Practically nothing has
been done in the way of clearing wrecks
or searching for dead bodies, and labor
ers refuse to enter the ruins because of
tile continued shocks. Soldiers will force
the rescue work tomorrow.
Estimate of Dead, 10,000.
BUENOS AYRES, August 18. ? A dis
patch received here by the Havas Agency
from Santiago do Chile says:
"News of the catastrophe at Valparaiso
is beginning to come in here. Fugitives
who have arrived on horseback from the
stricken city describe a condition of hor
ror. It Is 'believed, however, that the con
dition of extreme panic has resulted In ex
aggerated statements of the occurrence.
Almost all the houses in Valparaiso are
said to be down. The fugitives estimate
the number of dead and wounded there at
10,000. Entire streets are buried in ruins.
Fires which broke out immediately after
the earthquake added to Ihe terror and
danger. Sixty thousand people have taken
refuge on the hills surrounding the city.
Lack of water prevents efforts to extin
guish the flames. It is reported that the
building of the arsenal, naval school and '
navy depattment have fallen, as well as the
custom house, the Hotel Royal, the -offices
of the Mercurio and the houses ef Ross
and Edwards. The Bank of Chile and the
Bank Tarapacay Argentina also are In
An Authoritative Report.
BUENOS AYRES. August 18-6:30 p.m.?
The Associated Press has received author
itative Information concerning the worst
reports of the earthquake In Chile.
Valparaiso Is partially destroyed. Most
of the damage done was in the center of the
city, extending from the Plasa Del Orden to
the Plaza Prat.
Many lives were lost, but the number is
not yet known.
Hundreds of persons were injured.
A state of panic prevails at Valparaiso.
Santiago also suffered severely, and there
was much loss of life.
Los Andes, eighteen miles east of San
Felipe, and having a population of 5,000,
was almost totally destroyed. The first
buildings of the town?government house,
hotels and public offices?were completely
Other towns on the Chilean side of the
Andes wholly or partially destroyed are
Qulllota, with a population of O.OUO; Llai
Llal, with a population of 2,500; Illapel,
with a population of 5,000; Vallenar, with
a population of 5,000, and San Felipe,
having 12,000 Inhabitants. Qulllota is a
mass of ruins, and there was great loss
of life there.
- From Santiago to the Andes every bridge
and tunnel on the railway was utterly
wrecked and the railroad lines torn up.'
The shock Is supposed to have been
caused by the eruption of a volcano near
Junin Los Andes.
SANTIAGO, Chile, August 18.?One-third
of the city of Valparaiso was destroyed
and 500 lives were lost by the earthquake.
Vlnadelmar, Qulllota and Limache are
practically destroyed. The functions ar
ranged for the entertainment of Secretary
of State Rcot will be abandoned on account
[ of the universal mourning la Chile.
In connection with the tie-up in the build
is* operations in the District, owing to the j
strike of the members of the unions of the
building trades, as outlined in The Star yes
terday, It was reported last night that a
number of plumbers had deserted the union
and returned to their former jobs. It was
also said these former members have de
cided to form a rival trades association, to |
be affiliated with the Industrial Workers
cf America, which national body is said to
be antagonistic to the American Federation
of Labor.
It was aim stated laat night that as a re
wit of recent meetings and conferences the
members of the Bricklayers' Union have
decided not to yield in their present con
test, which is declared to be against the
open-shop tendency as exhibited by certain
of the employers' associations in this city.
It is expected, in view of this statement
rrom the journeymen bricklayers, that the
f>uilders *"? attempt to resume
building operations early in the week with
such help as they can secure from other
clues and the surrounding country.
Central Union to Act.
It is also expected that the meeting of
the Central Labor Union at Typographical
Temple tomorrow evening will be largely
attended, and that action will be taken to
secure- a conference or meeting of all the
unions fa the city for the purpose of pledg
ing support, financial and otherwise, to the
unemployed union men of the District. One
unhm man, who is not identified with the
building trades unions or plumbers, said
that labor has been aroused by the action
of the capitalists, and that union men are
now prepared to fight
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BOSTON. August 18.?A Rome special
cable tonight states that the pope stands
firmly in present attitude of Vatican not
to recognise new French law on church
property, etc. A special message has been
sent to the French bishop. Cardinal Mat
thleu, the French resident tnembar of the
Sacred College, being the bearer of the
pope's final Instructions to Cardinal Illch
ard, archbishop of Paris, who will com
municate them to his colleagues through
out France.
This fact alone shows the tremendous im
portance attached by the Vatican to the
French decisions, because it Is without prec
edent that a cardinal should be chosen as
a special Vatican messenger to deliver the
pope's instructions. A new papal document
on the separation law has Just been issued
from the Vatican, but it differs little from
the encyclical.
It is hoped to have the monument or tomb
of the late pope at the Lateran ready by
November for the reception of the remains
of Leo XIII.
To prevent any attempted disorder during
the translation, the Italian government wl.l
loan the police and garrison of Rome to
protect the body of the pontiff and the
funeral cortege from possible violence.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
SEAFORD, Del., Augusl 18.?During a
race riot here tonight John Walker and
Joseph Selby, both colored, were beaten by
citizens into insensibility. The town Jail
was filled with negroes and a temporary
prison had to be secured for other colored
offenders. William Trussell of Cumberland,
Md., and Linden Short of Seaford, both
white, were terribly beaten. At midnight it
was feared serious results would occur.
Transcontinental Trip to Establish
New Becord.
CHICAGO, August 18.?Christian D. Hag
erty and Richard H. Little arrived in Chi
cago tonight at 10:45 o'clock on a trans
continental automobile run from New York
to Sanfrancisco. They left New York at
3 o'clock Thursday morning, making the
run In 68 hours and 45 minute- which is 10
hours and 2 minutes behind the Chicago
and New York record made by Bert Hoi
comb two years ago.
The present run Is the first attempt to
establish an east to west record, all pre
vious tanscontlnental trials hiving been
made from west to east.
Hagerty and Little were delayed by sev
eral punctures and other minor accidents.
At Syracuse. N. Y., their car caught Are
while the gasoline tanks were refilling.
With fair weather they expect to make up'
the lost time between Chicago and Denver,
as hard rains in Ohio and Indiana added
to their troubles.
They left Chicago tonight for the west,
and expect to arrive in Omaha early Mon
day morning.
Bailroad Officials Unable to Agree
About the Bate Bill.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., August 18.
The conference of the lawyers and o.T?
cials representing railroads east of the
Mississippi and south of the New Eng
land states, which has be^n in session
here fl^o days studying the provisions of
the railroad rate bill, which goes into
effect August 29, adjourned tonight. In
a statement issued after the meeting
general satisfaction was expressed over
the work accomplished by the conference
and thanks were extended to the rail
roads for sending representatives to the
Technical points concerning the operation
of the new bill were discussed from all
points of view and a disposition to observe
the law was genera'ly expressed. One of the
points which failed of ah agreement con
cerned the rating of freight by the Interstate
commerce commission in favor of the ship
per. The general difference of opinion in
this matter left It open and the courts prob
ably will be called upon to settle both the
constitutionality of this section and that re
lating to placing of damages for injury to
freight on the initial shipper. The anti-pass
section of the law was also left open for
settlement by the railroads Individually.
Chauffeur of Egyptian Noble Killed
v in Auto Accident.
PARIS, August 18.?Prince Mohamed
Ibrahim of Egypt was mysteriously Injur
ed In an automobile accident today at a
level crossing at Bernay, Normandy. His
chauffeur was killed.
Serious Situation of Montana nr?n
Over Killing of Peruvian.
HELENA, Mont., August 18.?According
to private telegrams received from Peru
serious trouble Is impending between the
Cerro De Paseo Mining Company, In which
several 'Montanlans are Interested: The
company employs a number of Montana
miners and many Peruvians. The trouble
is reported to have grown out of the kill
ing of a Peruvian by the son of A, W. Mc
Cunt, an officer of the mining company.
Penivta.ni are said to have attacked the
mine work* and demanded that the alleged
murderer be turned over to them.
The message stated that McCune had
refused to comply with their demands, had
armed his men and was withstanding a
seige by a mob of Peruvian natives. Ow
ing to the interruption of communication
with South America no further details of
the affair have been received. McCnne
formerly lived In Montana, and was for
years Marcus Daly's confidential man.
Spcrial Dispatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE. Md., August 1&?William
A. Tatum, thirty-eight years old. who says
he Is a brlckmaker by trade, la held at the
central police station, charged with embez
xllng *1,600, the property of Lottie Q. Ow
ing!, 1211 6th street, Washington, August
14. After following Tatum from Washing
ton. Mrs. Owings cleverly planned a trap.
Into which he fell last night, resulting In
his arreat late this afternoon.
According to the statement made by Mrs.
Owings to the officers, she had lived, up to
about two months ago. at 748 North Pat
terson Park avenue, this city, and owned
the house. Mrs. Tatum. she eays, became
solicitous about her husband going to "the
shore" and other resorts al^ne, and kept
visiting her house and insisting that she go
with Mr. Tatum. as she (Mrs. Tatum) did
not enjoy life on such occasions.
Mrs. Owings says she Anally began to
keep company with the man. fell In love
with him, and lately they left together for
Washington and made their home at 1211
6th street southwest. Tatum, she declares.
Insisted that she sell her house at 745 Pat
terson Park avenue, which she did. the
price received being 11.600. All of this ,
amount, she insists, Tatum got from her I
while they were out driving. Later he re
turned to this city and went to live with
his wife at 1906 Milton avenue.
Having received word from him that he
did not expect to return to Washington.
Mrs. Owings decided to have him arrested,
and came to. Baltimore for that purpose
yesterday. Failing to find him on the
street, as she expected, she entered a cafe
near Liberty and German streets and sent
a friend out to hunt him up and bring him
to her. Tatum, arr.azed to find himself con
fronted by the Washington visitor, made
a break from the place and was not located
by the officers until found at the Milton
avenue address this afternoon.
Tatum admits, it is said, having obtained
the money of Mrs. Owings. and Insists that
he lost It all in a game of craps In Nor
folk. Va. He also says he sent Mrs. Owings
$125 of It and gave his son $100. Despite
the complications that have crept into the
situation, Mrs. Tatum was loyal to her hus
band when the arrest was made and de
clared she would stand by him to the end.
On the other hand, Mrs. Owings told the
officers that she, too, is devotedly attached
to the prisoner, but Insists she only wants
to recover her money.
Capt. Boardman of 'Washington police
headquarters received a message from Bal
timore last evening saying that Tatum
had been arrested, and he assigned Detec
tive Grant to go to Baltimore this morn
ing to bring back the prisoner.
Tatum formerly lived in Norfolk, and he
came from that place to Washington and
secured work as a bricklayer on the new
municipal building. He boarded at the
house of Mrs. Owings at 1211 6th street
southwest. One evening when she was out
with Tatum she told him she had some
money, it is stated, and that she expected
to put it In the bank as soon as the oppor
tunity was afforded. He told her she might
lose it. and finally persuaded her, it Is said,
to entrust the cash >.3 him. That was last
It is alleged that Tatum remained but a
short time here after obtaining the money,
and nothing was heard from him by the
police until he was arrested In the Monu
mental City last night. Mrs. Owings con
sulted with the police, and as a result she
procured a warrant for Tatum's arrest, and
It was put In the hands of Detectives Grant
and Trumbo. From the description sent
out by them Tatum was arrested by the
Baltimore police authorities.
Mrs. Owings told the police that she had
had the greatest confidence in Tatum and
thought she could trust him with the
money. She went to Baltimore yesterday
and had not returned up to a late hour
last night.
Horse Killed and Car and Automobile
As a result of the mix-up at the corner
of 13th and G streets yesterday afternoon,
a horse belonging to F. J. Krelg of 1224 H
street was killed, an automobile of the
National Supply Company was badly dam
aged and the fender of a car was broken.
As the street was crowded at the time, ex
citement was caused by the collision and
a large crowd gathered.
The street car. In charge of J. F. Turney,
motorman, and Clarence Hammick, con
ductor, was proceeding west along G street
and crossing 13th and G street, and the
horse and wagon driven by J. G. Kreig
of 1234 H street was going north along 13th
street *nd was about to cross the car
tracks. It Is stated that when the motor
man noticed that the driver of the horse
meant to cross the tracks ahead of him, he
uttered a warning, but without result.
The horse was struck by the car. knocked
down and almost instantly killed. The
wagon was thrown off the track and it
struck the automobile of the National Sup
ply Company, which was in charge of F. G.
Flckling, making a hole In the side and
otherwise damaging It.
Several passengers in the car received
a shaking up.
Will Answer Charge of Burglary.
Walter Williams stepped from the Dis
trict Jail yesterday morning, after serving
a sentence of 270 days for larceny, but his
liberty was short. At the door waiting for
him were Detectives Warren and O'Dea,
who placed him under arrest at the request
of the Baltimore authorities. Detective
Mayer of Baltimore came to this city later
in the day with requisition papers, and af
ter securing the necessary permission from
the United States commissioner, he took
the prisoner to Baltimore, where Williams
will be called to answer a charge of bur
Aged Minister Dies.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
LAWRENCE, Mass.. August 18.?Rev. W.
J. Cross, the oldest graduate of Harvard
University, a member of the clasa of '28
and the last surviving member at the time
,of his death, died today at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Mary F. Ryder, aged
ninety-eight. He was also the oldest
alumnus of Andover Seminary, and the old
est Congregational minister In the United
States. He was born In West Bridge
water and graduated from Harvard when
twenty years old. Among his classmates
were R. C. Winthrop and George S. Hil
lard. He waa a member of the state con
stitutional convention In 18B8 and very ac
tive in the abolition movement.
'Root Leaves Buenos Ayres Today.
BUENOS ATRES, August 18.?The ball
at the Jockey Club, which was te have been
given in honor of the Secretary of State,
was postponed In consequence of Mr. Root's
Intended departure tomorrow.
Willis C. Stone Nominated.
CHICAGO. August 18.?Democrats of the
third Illinois congressional district nomi
nated Willis C. Stone for Congress today.
Personal Mentions.
Mr. Albert Oettinger has gone to New
Mr. Henry C. Bergheimer has returned
home .ftfter an absence of several months
in Europe.
Dr. ..Alexander B. Coleman will leave
Washington Tuesday to spend a month in
Virginia and points south.
Mr. John Robert English of 3284 N street
northwest, who has been 111, is reported to
be convalescing.
Addicks Flashes a New Card
in the Game.
A Conference Held at Wilmington
The Development of Republican Plana
Will Hat* Much to Do With
Future Action.
Special Dlapatch to The Star.
WILMINGTON. Del., Aufuit 18.-J. Ed
ward Addicks has called upon Col. Henry
A. Dupont to resign as United States sen
ator from Delaware, to which office ne was
elected at the special session of the gen
eral assembly at Dover last June. Addicks
made this startling declaration to ex-Sen
ator L. Helsler Ball, chairman of the reg
ular republican state committee, at the
conference wMch they held In this city on
Thursday, but the fact did not oecome
known untlf today. Chairman Ball ex
pressed the greatest surprise that such a
thing should be considered, but, It is said.
Addicks did not withdraw his remarks to
this effect.
During his conference With ex-Senator
Ball, which was held at the request of the
latter, Addicks referred to the report that
steps had been taken to contest the seat
ing of Senator-elect Dupont when Congress
shall reassemble In December. After dwell
ing on the subject for sume time. Addicks
said to his conferee:
"The thing for Col. Dupont to do Is to
return from Europe at once, present his
resignation as senator to Governor Lea, and
thus allow the next legislature. In January,
to elect two senators."
Chairman Ball was taken aback at this
statement, but. it is said, he managed to
reply that he was in ignorance of any plans
to prevent the senator-elect from taking his
seat, and that he saw no reason why he
should not present his credentials when
the Senate reconvenes In December. Fur
ther than this, it is understood. Chairman
Ball, whose successor In e upper house of
Congress Col. Dupont would be, made no
In narrating this important Incident a"er
the conference. Mr. Addicks dwelt upon it
at length and appeeared to be greatly
amused. He laughed In the presence of his
friends at the surprise with which ex-Sen
p.tor Ball received the Information.
Dupont in Europe.
Col. Dupont, who was in Europe at ths
time of his election, will not return to this
country until about September 3. -What
steps he will take. If any. to thwart the re
ported movement against him Is not known.
It Is stated that Addicks made this declara.
tlon to Chairman Ball In all seriousness
and that he (Addicks) expected something
to come of it. Until the arrival at his home
near this city of the senator-elect, how
ever. it is not probable that any develop
ments In the matter will occur.
When Gov. Lea last May called the gen
eral assembly Into extraordinary session^
it was reported that the democrats would
make capital out of a general belief that
about $53,000 was sent to Kent and Sussex
counties by the Duponts a fewdays be
fore the election in November. MK04, with
the alleged understanding that the money
would be used to help elect legislators who
would support Col. Dupont for senator. A ^
majority of the republican legislative nomi
nees In those two counties were erected,
but the ensuing session of thej legislature
adjourned without electing a senator.
At the recent special session, howev<r.
Col. Dupont was elected. On ths eve Of
the convening of this session the democrat s
slate committee. In conjunction with nu
merous party leaders, at a meeting in
Dover passed resolutions characterising
the proposed election of a senator as ths
fulfillment of an alleged bargain. ,
Following in the formal election, it wm
also reported that prominent democrats aa?
others would proceed to contest ths seat*
ing of Col. Dupont in the Sensta Th#
grounds for this action havs not been made
Addicks' Friend* in the Dark.
Mr. Addicks did not announce whether he
would take a hand in the movement, *n4
his friends do not know definitely what hi?
course will be. It Is believed that the de
velopment of political events from a repub
lican standpoint will hare much to do wltH
his future action. In ths natural order of
affairs it would seem probable that he
might shape his course on the attitude o|
the regular republicans In agreeing to bar.
mony to his (Addicks) liking.
Should Addicks aid In contesting Colonel
Dupont from taking his seat as senator
It will be the second time that he will hare
participated in suoh a movement, the ttret
instance having been successful. At ths
time of the first deadlock on the senator
?h?n created by Addicks In Delaware in
1895 Colonel Dupont was nominally elected
by the legislature on the last day of ths
session. He had a majority of one of the
republican members, not counting Acting
rm. William T. Watson, democrat. Mr.
Watson who has president of the senate
and who succeeded to the governorship, as
under the old constitution, upon ths
^th or Governor Marvil. republican, took
Ms seat m presiding officer of the senate
.ho final day. This prevented Colonel
Dupont from having a clear majority.
Addicks lobbied actively .i?i^n,i
.he senate committee on credentials and
elections finally deciding
ernor Watson had acted with n his rignte
fn resuming his seat as
hv^heTsenate? and Dupont was deprived of
the seat Th'.s was the beginning of the re
rwihllcan factional war in Delaware.
A number of Addicks' friends announced
today that a second contest against colonel
iyuoont would be a striking coincidence. It
?ii rnt iv> known for. several weeks, pos
S 'v wtat headway. if any. the reported
move to contest the senator-elects sest
will make.
toncbay obsequies.
Services Over Bemains of Pension Of
fice Clerk Tomorrow Horning.
Funeral service, over the remains <>f the
l.t. PaDt. A R. P- Toncray will take place
at the family residence. 261 N street north
west tomorrow morning at 10 o dock,
interment will be in the vault ^ Arlington
until the irrtval of a son from "ah?- ^
will probably reach this city Wednesday.
Capt. Toncray, a brother of the Jeceasei
who is a member of the legislature of
Cruise.of Revenue Cutter Cadets
The revenue cutter service cadet practice
bark Chase, which has been on a cruise on
the north Atlantic coast with ths classes
ot revenue service cadets aboard, has ar
rived at Pine Beach, near Norfoljt. going
there direct from New Bedford, Mass. The
berk will not return ,to the school of In
struction at Arundel Cove, near Baiffmore.
until about the middle of next month, but
will spend the Intervening time in practice
drills of all kinds on Chesapeake bay. When
the ship returns to Arundel Co?e, the ca
dets aboard her will be given a month s
leave of absence, and will return to duty
when the next school term opens October
13 next. It Is expected that the gunboat
Bancroft before the end ot the coming
school term will be made ready for service
and will carry the cadets of the revenue
cutter service on the next annual cruise.

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