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cnre were bruised by debris. A number of
hoimes were demolished. The dead:
Mrs Henry YVelhe and two children.
A i hlld of Carl Steumeyer.
The Injured;
Henry Welhe
Mrs. Carl Steumeyer may die.
Herman Welhe, arm and leg broken and
Internally Injured.
Ten-year-old child of Her.ry Heseman,
abdominal Injuries.
The storm struck the northern portion of
the town ami most of the houses destroyed
were cottages. The German Lutheran
Church was badly damaged, the roof being
blown off The church bell was hurled
throijh the large pipe organ below. The
parochial school adjoining the church was
demolished. The tornado continued and
leveled about seven farmhouses. Thd
We-lhe house In which the four persons
were killed was atKv.it the last ho use struck.
It was completely demolish, d. The occupants
were carried with the debris of the
house to adjacent fields
Great Damage Done.
Physicians from this city and Hoyleton
were hurried to the scene.
Much livestock was killed. .
At Covington considerable property damwas
done, but nobody was hurt.
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by a turnailo and four or five persons were
Killed and a score or more injured. At
that time the tornado demolished almost
?very building in the village.
Dispatch t?? The 5?tar.
NKW YOHK, June 8.?Two patients escaped
from the private sanitarium of L)r.
A ('. Coombrs on Jackson avenue, Corona,
L I., last night. This morning the body
of one of them, R. L. Steiner. was found
between the street car tracks on Jackson
uvi-nue. about ten blocks from the sanitarium
from which the two had fled. The
authorities have not yet been able to determine
the cause of the man's death. The
s - olid patient who escaped, Joseph Klelce,
Iras found later In the woods near Corona.
I)r. Coombes' sanitarium treats for the
most part diseases of the brain. Steiner,
who was about fifty years old. came to the
Institution from Manhattan and was one
of the wealthiest patients in the institution.
Iji-st night about 8 o'clock the attendants
discovered that Steiner and Joseph
Kleine were missing from their rooms.
A search of the building and the grounds
surrounding It did not discover them, and
though the attendants covered thoroughly
the streets In the vicinity of the sanitarium,
no trace of the missing patients could be
No on? had seen them leave and nono
of the people who live In the vicinity of
the Institution had noticed them outside
the grounds of the place. The search was
llnally abandoned.
Found Dead by Motorm&n.
At 5 o'clock this morning a motorman of
a Jackson avenue car noticed the body of
a man lying in the middle of the road by
the car tracks. He stopped the oar in time
to keep from striking the body, and he and
In* i'.in ,]i i.>t .\r nut ami mada an r? v _
Thev thought at first that the man was
drunk, but when they had carried him to
the side of the road and started to work
over him they found that he was dead.
They sent for the police, who had already
received a warning of the escape of
the two patients from Coombe's Sanitarium.
An attendant came from the Institution and
i<A?-utift?-d the body as that of Steiner.
In his pockets were several letters written
In German, which showed that he had re
cently received larxe sums of money.
Whether or not he had the money with him
when he escaped from the sanitarium is not
The search for Kleine was kept up, and he
w found aixiut 11 o'clock hiding in a
clump of woods near Corona. The body of
Steiner was removed to an undertaker's
sli.ip, and L'r. Flynn. coroner's j>hysiclin.
w is summoned to determine the cause of
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Today's Feature of Women's Press
Meeting at Jamestown.
NORFOLK. Va., June 8.?"The Jamestown
Exposition as a Harbinger of Peace
and Not War" was the subject ot Mrs.
Belva A. Lockwood of Washington, who
mule the principal address before the
Women's National Press Association today.
The featur?s of Mrs. L<ockwood's address
?.-re l.i r denunciation of yellow journalism
ami appeal for universal peace. Her theme
ni> t the hearty approval of other members
who follow d in short addresses, declaring
lor the purity of the press, peace and protection
or the home.
Mi.- (' irnelia liranch Stone, president of
the Women s Press Association of Texas,
tir^-d members to become energetic in effoiis
to suppress the great divorce evil of
Mrs K. E. Moffltt of Raleigh. N. C..
Fi- ke briefly for the North Carolina association.
1.,e association received an invitation
from Hit- National Kditorial Association to
meet with it .Monday, when President
,<evelt addresses the editors, and then
adjourned sin.- die, to meet next year, either
at Niagara Kails or Atlantic City, N. J.
Heari-jg to Protest Against Erection
of Stables.
In the fa. e of tumultuous protest from reside
-ms and property owi^rs in the vicinity of
1st. 2d. Bryant and Adams streets i.orthw<
st. it v\ i it h block the District proposes
to erect its new stables, the Commissioners
have derided to give the protestants a public
i - t i r r.--xt Wednesday iu ihe board
room a the District building a: 11 o'clock
a in.
Cyclone Caused Great Damage.
! 'Mil V June 8?It is estimated that
fl itn *<> the amount of from $ '?.<to
$?;.? *>.? . . was caused by the cyclone which
iw'l ' Kurrachi June ?. The lighting
.*?>st**in <?f the city was completely wrecked.
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Chairman Sherman Predicts
nuuseveu s ne-tici/iiuii.
People Inclined to Accept the President's
inreat to impose maximum uuucg uu i
Porto Blcan Coffee?Conference
on Public Lands. j
Chairman Sherman of the republican con- .
gressional committee was at the White <
House today on purely personal business, '
he declared. He Is one of the most per- j
slstent of the third term boomers and unbosomed
himself on the general political i
situation. '
"Of course, the whole New York delegation
Is solid for Roosevelt," said he. "The
whole country is solid for him for that
matter, and, of course, he is going to be
nominated and elected. He will not let
us present his name to the convention, but
when somebody else does It the New York ,
delegation will be there to vote for him."
Some of his listeners inquired If the President
would not refuse to let anybody present
Ills name; but Mr. Sherman laughed.
"He can't control anybody but his own
delegates. In fact, the average man is
lucky If he can do that." And with that
he flitted away.
Senator Cullom was one of the first callers.
He presented Prof. ?. G'. Dexter, the
present Incumbent of the chair of education
in the University of Illinois. Prof.
Dexter Is a candidate for the position of
superintendent of schools of Porto Rico.
There probably will be a change and there
are a number of prominent educators after
It. No statement was made about Prof.
Dexter's prospects.
Threat Against Porto Bico.
Mr. Larrlnaga, the Porto Rlcan resident
n.\mmlacl.-.nar n? fkn UThiln nt
?.uiiiuiiooiuiici , n as at iuc t? iiuc nuuoc at j
the same time as Prof. Dexter, but he said <
that the subject of the schooU was not <
mentioned to him. He is interested in the <
threat of the French government to Impose '
the maximum duty on Porto Rlcan coffee. ;
The French have been the best consumers (
of Porto Klco coffee, and It is more profit- ,
able for the Islanders to send coffee to
France In the face of a 13-cent duty than '
It is to sell It duty free In New York. The
explanation is that the French are used to
Porto Rl?an coffee and pay the highest
price for it, and in America they will not
give -any more for It than they will for
The threat that France Is now making ,
about imposing the maximum duty on coffee
Is supposed to be the result of the
Senate's neglect of the French reciprocity
treaty for the past three years and the
government's agreement with Germany.
The matter lias been put In the hands of
Secretary Hoot and it Is thought that he
will be able to stave off any action on the
part of the French government until there
is a chance to go over the commercial
situation per commission, as was done in 1
thf* raso of Ofrmanv 1
Ball Flayers Welcomed.
The American League Chicago base ball
team shook hands with the President at
noon. The members called at the White
House last year and were ao well received
that they decided to call again. They followed
the lead of "Doc" White, and were
ushered in and cordially greeted as before.
Among the callers today were Senator
Hemenway and ex-Senator Wetmore of
Rhode Island, who Is out of office now and
me victim or a deadlock in h?s state.
Political Views in the West.
John Barrett, director of the bureau of
American republics, who was the representative
of the President at the groundbreaking
for the Seattle exposition, returned
to Washington today and reported to tlie
President his experiences on the trip. Mr.
Rurr^tt auiH that tV<uro *? ?? o ir.itVi..r.in<?
. . V C>. uiuu Miui. Iiivi v> n us u gaiUCiiii^ Ul
&5.UUO at the ground-breaking and that In
view of the experience of the Jamestown
people every effort will be made by the J
people of the northwest to have_the expiMsition
completed and opened on time.
Regarding political sentiment In the west,
Mr. Barrett said that the sentiment Is very
strong for Roosevelt and the Roosevelt policies,
but that the people as well as the
leaders of the republican party everywhere
west of the Mississippi, where he traveled,
believe in the sincerity of the President In
saying he will not have the third term
nomination, and In view of this belief they
are willing to accept whatever candidate
I inrlrtrii'S A Irmtr fho uamo Una V>K..1U
? *"<- uic uuia
of the democratic sentiment, he says, seems
to be for Bryan, principally because his
policies are somewhat parallel to those of
Gov. Carter to Betire.
George R. Carter, the governor of Hawaii,
called on the President today. Gov. Carter's
term expires November 23, and it is
understood that the President wants him
to continue in office. But he has notified
the President that he has made otjer plans
that cannot be canceled except at a decided
sacrifice and the position will go to some
other man.
l 'urtaf oli.l fhot tlio ci * 11 a * t I? tKo
islands now is very satisfactory. There is
nothing on in the way of a boom. Neither
is there any business depression. Commercial
conditions are satisfactory.
Ambassador Bryce's Parting Call.
James Bryce, the British ambassador,
called at the White House yesterday to say
good-bye to the President preparatory to
leaving the city for the summer. He is to
make several speeches in the west and
will then go to the residence near Dublin,
N. H., which has been selected as the
summer home of the British embassy.
Conference on Public Lands.
Prpxidpn Rnospvplt had a. ronfprpnrf* vpq
terday afternoon with Secretaries Garfield
and Wilson. Attorney General Bonaparte
and Mr. Ballinger, the commissioner of the
genera! land office. It was explained that
the meeting touched upon the administrative
features of the land laws and did not
affect the policy of the administration toward
the public lands.
Later in the month Secretary Garfield,
Mr Ballinger. Gifford Pinchot. chief forester.
and Engineer Newell of the reclamation
service are g'?Ing to Denver to attend
the public land convention there from the
ls?h to the 150th of June.
Office in the War Department Crowded
With Callers.
Secretary Taft was a busy man on this
tha last day that he expected to be In
Washington for some tii?e. His office at
the War Department was crowded with
caller*, all charged with matters of more
or less Importance, while the bureau officers
of the department were making desperate
i*ffjrt8 to aet the Secretary's ear
long enough to secure action by him upon
very necessary department business.
Mr. William Saloman, a New York banker;
Mr Frederick H. Reed, also of New
York, and vice oresident of the J. G. White
Company, and Charles M. Swift of Detroit,
all three deeply Interested In the railway*
built or building In the Philippine Islands
outside of Luzon, called by appointment on
the Secretary to discuss details of certain
bond issues.
Archbishop Harty and Mr. Festus J.Wade
of St. Louis also had a short talk with the
Secretary with reference to the adjustment
of certain questions of titles to church
properties In the Philippine*.
rwo Hen Injured in Gaiety Theater,
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Two men were Injured and great excitement
was caused shortly before noon today
because of an accident which occurred
at the building to be occupied as the
Gaiety Theater. 9th street northwest between
E and F streets. The accident was
caused by the falling of the fire-proof flooring
on the third floor of the front part of
the structure, carrying to the ground floor
a. quantity of terra cotta and cement and
x few timbers. Albert Lincoln, twentythree
years of age, and William Thomas,
twenty-seven years of age, were the ln|ured
ones. Both are colored laborers, the
former living at ltXHi 7th street southeast
ind the latter at 419 L street northwest,
rhey were taken to the Emergency Hospital,
where the surgeons found that Lincoln
had received bruises about his side
ind head and that he was suffering from
concussion of the brain. Thomas received
Injuries to his head and left hand. Neither
patient, it was stated at the hospital, was
in a critical condition this arternoon.
The falling of terra cotta, cement and
timbers caused a loud report and a large
crowd of persons soon gathered about iiie
front of the building.
One spectator. W. E. I^awson, a patent
attorney In the Warder building, assisted In
rescuing the two men. In doing so he cut
and bruised his hands and knee and it was
necessary for him to consult a physician
later In the day. Exaggerated reports of
:he affair were telephoned about the city.
One of them reached police headquarters
and Major Sylvester promptly summoned
the reserves from several precincts, but it
was almost Impossible for the policemen to
keep back the crowds.
Reserves Withdrawn.
Major Sylvester went to the ecene of the
accident and directed the movements of
:he men. When the crowd had cleared
iway and the excitement had subsided the
reserves from the several precincts were
n-ithdrawn. leaving only the first precinct
;> ..ce on guard. They were on duty at
the front and rear entrances to the building,
permitting only the employes of the Fuller
Construction Company to enter.
Fearing that some more of the material
night fall and cause additional damage,
Maior Sylvester Insisted lhat the building
nspector or one of his assistants should
nake an examination of the building before
le withdrew the police force. District
Commissioner Maofsrland and Assistant
?blef Wagner of the fire department were
>n hand shortly after the accident ocmrred.
They were not needed, however,
ind the laborers were put to work to remove
the debris as soon as possible,
rhomas M. Doyle, who was In charge of
.ne worn, suiu INIU tllC vuunursn ? Ukuo.-v. vw
the building would amount to but little,
md that It would cause no delay In the
:ompletlon of the building.
At Work on Third Floor.
Lincoln, Williams and other men were
working on the third tloor of the structure
when the terra cotta work suddenly gave
way, crashing through the second floor and
ffoing to the ground. Both fell with the
iebrls, Lincoln going al! the way to tbe
ground and Thomas to the second floor,
rhe other laborers, those who were on the
top floor and those who were beneath them.
became excited anil ran. ueuevuig me?o
was danger of a crash of the entire structure.
Bricklayers and carpenters who were
at work also ran to places beyond the
langer line.
There was a cart on the ground floor near
where the debris fell. The driver was badly
frightened, but when he saw Lincoln
lying on the top of the mass of terra cotta
ind cement he went back to assist him.
Patent Attorney Lawson reached there
about the time t>he colored driver returned.
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ijthers WHO naa Deen ai wurk in me uuuuIng
also returned and aided in caring for
Liawson until he could be assisted from
the building and placed where he could be
transferred to the ambulance. Several of
the laborers ascended the ladder and
brought Thomas down, and both men were
taken to the hospital together.
It was reported tat other laborers had
been buried under the debris, but this
proved to be incorrect. Superintendent
Doyle soon gave the information that he
was able to account for all the employes
ana me worn 01 expiuranuu was siup^cu.
Barrk-ades were placed about the building
to keep the curious ones from entering
and the workmen were able to resume their
labors without much delay.
Statement by Inspector Ashford.
Snowden Ashford, who visited the scene
of the accident and made a thorough examination,
made a report to the Commissioners
this afternoon to the effect that it
could not have been avoided.
In explaining the collapse, he stated that
terra cotta t.ie about twelve inches deep
composed the third-floor arch, and that It
was being covered with concrete Ailing. According
to his information, four men were
standing upon the arch and engaged in
packing the concrete with rammers, and
they apparently rammed It too tight, caus
ing the key to the arch to break, and the
iron beams or channel tb spread apart by
wedging the blocks and thereby collapsing.
"It is a condition," he said, "that attends
all work of that kind. The frame work, or
what is known as centers, l.olds these tflea
In place until the floors stretch."
t>t t-?tt"kt ? Tirr a \t a nnttrniitm
iiM HUINiiVVill iiUUlUIiiNl
While Mr. C. P. Jones of Forest Glen,
Mel., was driving across the electric railway
tracks in a conveyance with his three
daughters. Misses Alice. Lottie and
Tnnc? jihrmt 10 n'rlfirk Inat Thura.
day night tlu- horse attached to the vehicle
became frightened, due to receiving an
electric shock, caused by the animal's iron
shoe coming in contact with the track,
and ran away. As the animal dashed
across the track the carriage was overturned.
and the young ladies thrown upon
the road.
The traces gave way and the horse broke
from the carriage, leaving it at the roadside.
Mr. Jones became entangled in the
reins and was dragged for about one hundred
yards before lie managed to extricate
himself from his nerllous nosltion ii
though suffering from serious lacerations
of the scaly he hurried back to his daughters.
Sustain Severe Injuries.
Miss Alice was in an unconscious condition
with several scalp wounds, while Miss
Lottie had an arm broken and Miss Blanche
had suffered scalp wounds. Mr. J. -N.
Shauck, station agent of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad at Forest Glen, hasteneu to
the aid of Mr. Jones and his daughters, and
they were taken to the hospital at the NaUr.rU
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uunai x u.i n miiuiiuj, a. aiK.in uisianca
away, where they were attended by physicians.
Later they were taken to their home, on
the road to Chevy Chase Lake and a short
distimce from Forest Glen. An examination
disclosed that, although the skull of Miss
Alice was fractured, the injury Is not so
serious as was at first supposed. She was
linf?nnoMAtlO #fnm f K/-? ? ? ?
? t.viii wiw uiuv nut' WAB LILtttiQ
L?t her home until this morning, but Is believed
now to be upon the road to recovery.
The father and other daughters are able to
be about today.
NEW YORK, June 8.?Arrived: Steamer
Campania, from Liverpool.
SIASCONSET, Mans., June 8. ? The
steamer Baltic, from Liverpool, for New
1 orK, was reported Oy wireless telegraph
to have been 100 miles east of the Nantucket
lightship at 1 a.m. today. Probably
will dock Sunday morning.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 8.?The steamship
Minnesota arrived In port yesterday
from the orient with over 830 passengers
aboard. Gen. William Booth of the Salvation
Army made the round trip on the vessel.
Baron Takatsukl, who Is vice minister
of finance In Japan, arrived en route to
New York. London and Parle on government
Special Corrrapond?K? of Th? Star.
FAIRFAX, Va.. Jun# 8, 190T.
George C. Fairfax, the mall carrier who
killed Isaac Prank Woodyard, a merchant
of Fairfax cojjnty, Tuesday afternoon, and
who attempted to kill J. T. Fairfax by firing
three shots at him. took a dose*of J
strychnine yesterday morning, as stated In
yesterday's Star, and died about 11 o'clock.
Deputy Sheriff W. D. Cross went to Fairfax's
cell In the upper part of the jail early
In the morning and dlcsovered him writhing
in agony. Upon being questioned the dying
man admitted that when he had been
brought to the Jail after killing woodyard
the officers upon searching him had failed
to discover a large quantity of strychnine
vrhlch he had concealed in his underclothing,
and that after deliberating some tlm?
he concluded to end his troubles by taking
the poison.
Sheriff Cross hastily summoned Drs.
Fletcher and Moncure, but notwithstanding
their efforts the man died as stated shortly
after 11 o'clock.
Coroner's Verdict.
A coroner's Jury was summoned and after
listening to the evidence rendered a verdict
that Fairfax came to his death by strychrtfriA
The dead man had been given the contract
some time ago for carrying the mall between
Fairfax and Farr post offices, and
while at the store of Mr. Woodyard Tuesday
a dispute arose as to the location of
the polls for the coming democratic primaries.
Becoming very angry, he went home
and procured a shotgun, and, returning,
entered the store of Woodyard and flred at
the latter at close range, killing him instantly.
He then took to the woods and
was finally captured by a posse headed by
SherifT Allison and taken to the county Jail.
It is said that Fairfax's mind had been
impaired^ for some time, and it Is believed
ny ms irienas mac ne was insane wnen ne
killed Mr. Woodyard. It is also said he
unsuccessfully attempted to kill himself
several months ago by jianglng.
The dead man was about thirty-eight
years of age. Besides a wife he leaves several
Twenty-Fifth Infantry Will Sail on
the Buford.
The 23th Infantry, colored, one of whose
battalions floured in the Brownsviile Incident.
Is under orders to sail for the Philippines
from San Francisco on the transport
Buford July 2-~>. The regiment has been detained
In the United States for several
months In order to afford testimony required
by the senate committee In connection
with the Brownsville Investigation.
Their going will remove practically all of
the colored troops from the United State#,
only a few cavalrymen being left at the
v\ est I'oint Military Acaacmy.
Shot Wife, Daughter and Self.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., June 8."-One person
dead, another dying and a third seriously
wounded are the results of a shooting affair
In Olneyville today. George W. Lonsdale
killed lila eleven-year-old daughter,
seriously wounded his wife and attempted
suicide and Is dying. Lonsdale also tried
to shoot a boarder In the house, but the
bullets went wild.
The cause of the shooting is not known.
TV,a. Tannaccaa Vnnr t?la tysllln
NEWPORT. R. I.. June 8.?The official
flag of Rear Admiral Charles H. Stockton,
United States navy, was hoisted today on
board the armored cruiser Tennessee, and
that ship then became the flagship of the
special squadron which sails Monday for
Bordeaux, France, to represent the United
States in the cele-bration of the l<K)th anniversary
of the discovery of steam tiavlgatf
fin Poor A <1 m I rn I U t nob-1 nn xu ?11 alsrt
*?>> !. i k' ui *? uiiiii ui uiu\.aiuii ?t i 4 i c.i.iu i v.
turn the courtesies extended by tile French
government through the special squadron
which came here for the Jamestown exposition.
Miss Sutton Defeated at Tennis.
MANCHESTER, England, June 8 ?In the
northern championship tennis meeting hero
today May Sutton of California Was defeated
in the final by Mrs. Sterry (formerly
Miss Cooper), the English champion, by
7?3, 6?0.
Gravesend First Bace.
ORAVESEND, N. Y.. June 8.-First race,
Uirwycttr-Uiua auu u^, unc anu uuc-oiatpenth
miles?Saylor, 10 to 1 and 4 to 1,
first; Herman, 8 to 5 place, second; Rio
Grande, third. Time, J; 47 1-5.
The sworn statement below shows
that the circulation of THE STAR
Is what It is claimed to be. The
circulation of THE STAR for th?
week, including and combining' Its
evening and Sunday morning is
sues, is me lurgest, me ueat ana
the only sworn detailed circulation
of each day, covering all Issues, la
the District of Columbia.
In both Its evening and Sunday
morning Issues It has a larger carrier
delivery circulation - into th*
homes of Washington than any
other two local papers combined.
separately, has the largest, the best
nnd the only sworn circulation In
the District of Columbia.
Fifteen thousand of THE STA1VS
regular subscribers take no othar
Washington paper whatever In
their homes, depending: upon THH
STAR alone for newa and advertising.
THE STAR, dally and Sunday,
thoroughly covers the local advertising
Held, reaching all classes of
Washington purchasers, rich and
poor alike, in their homes, on every
day in the week, at an hour when
they have the time and Inclination
to read a newspaper.
SATURDAY, June 1, 1907 37.3-M
SUNDAY, June 2. 1007 83.587
I ?fAvn?v ? O ifwvr on
TUESDAY, June 4, UK>7 33,218
WEDNESDAY, June S, 1807 35,085
THURSDAY, June 6. 1907 33,040
FRIDAY, June T. 11)07 34.073
Total for the week 340,731
Average . 35.247
X solemnly swear that the above
statement represents only the number
of copies of THE EVENING
and SUNDAY STAR circulated dur
lng the seven days ending' June
7, 1907?that Is, the number of
copies actually sold, delivered, furnished
or mailed, for valuable consideration,
to bona flde purchasers
or subscribers?and that the copies
eo counted are not returnable to or
remain In the office unsold, except
In the case of Sunday papers sent
to out-of-town agents only, from
whom a few returns of unsold papers
have not yet been received.
Business Manager,
The Evening^ Star Newspaper Company.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this eighth day of June, A.D.
(BeaL') Notary Public.
Declines to Discuss Details of His Discussion
With the Secretary
of War.
Mr. Arthur I. Vorya, Ohio's state superintendent
of Insurance, and the manager of
the presidential boom of Secretary Taft In
that state, arrived In the city this morning
and registered at the New Wlllard. He Is
on his way to New York to attend a meet
ing of state superintendents of Insurance,
and will remain until tomorrow afternoon.
Mr. Vorys stopped in Washington to have
a talk with Secretary Taft prior to Mr.
Taft's departure this evening upon an extended
western trip. The Secretary will
make a number of speeches In western
states, opening at Madison. Wis., and going
as far west as South Dakota. On that tour
his public speeches will not be of a polit
IcaJ nature, but undoubtedly ho will bo
sought by politicians at his various stopping
places, especially those who favor th?
Taft presidential candidacy.
When seen at the New Willard by a Star
man today Mr. Vorys said he had no statement
to make for publication. Of course, he
added, the object of hla stopover here was
to talk with Secretary Taft, but he did not
feel disposed to discuss the details of the
Mr. Vorys Is a striking-looking man, tall,
smooth-shaven and with a keen, alert face.
He Is regarded In Ohio as a capable poll
tic tan, and Is well known throughout the
Representative Burton of Ohio, who Is
very much Interested In Secretary Taft'a
campaign, and an Important member of the
Taft combination. Is also In town, and expects
to talk with Mr. Vorys. It Is understood
that the conferences today will deal
not only with the outlook in Ohio, but will
cover the prospects of the Taft candidacy
from a national viewpoint.
Mr. Vorys and Secretary Taft met at the
Secretary's home this afternoon.
Special Correspondem-e of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.. Juno 8. 1807.
Harvey Robinson and Charles Markell,
charged with the larceny of copper wire
from the Western Unton Telegraph Company,
were given a preliminary hearing
In the police court this morning and held
for the action of the grand Jury. Their
cases will be heard before the grand Jury
Monday next. According to the statement
made by Markell. both men were drinking
at the time. The witness also stated that
the wire was given to Robinson by an employe
of the company, and that he hired a
horse and buggy and assisted Rabinson In
conveying the loot to Washington and disposing
of it. Markell also testified that
both he and Robinson went Into the cellar
of the telegraph company in order to secure
the wire. There were 525 pounds of wire
taken, he said, which they sold for $03 In
The statement of Robinson was to the ef
itn inai lie ana iuarKen naa ceen arinKing
and that Market! suggested getting a carriage
to convey the wire to Washington in
order to dispose of it. The wire was taken
from the Western Union company Wednesday
night last, about midnight, and the accused
were arrested in Washington yester
day on suspicion of the robbery. Both of
the prisoners were brought to Alexandria
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Policeman
Penalty of Assault.
A fine of >50 and sixty days' Imprisonment
In Jail was the sentence imposed on
Harry Dade, colored. In the police court
this morning for assaulting and beating
Thomas Gibson, colored. Gibson appeared
In court with his head swathed In bandages,
and a targe base ball bat was the instrument,
produced In court, which inflicted the
iiijuij, ai mo nanus ul i'iiu'1. ur. J. .VI.
Hopkins testified to having treated Gibson
for a scalp wound two Inches long, which
he declared resulted in concussion of the
brain. The witness also stated that the remote
effects of Gibson's Injuries rould possibly
be very serious. Dade, in his own defense.
stated that he was assaulted first by
Gibson, who, he said, was under the influence
of liquor.
Council Chooses Officers.
At the annual meeting of Mount Vernon
Council, Daughters of America, No. 1. held
at its hall last night, the following officers
were chosen to serve for the ensuing year:
C. A. JSvard, councilor; Mrs. Lambert
Lyles, associate councilor; Mrs. Mary
Beach, vice associate councilor; Mrs. Fannie
Risdon, associate vice councilor: 8. A.
Forrest, recording secretary; O. N. Cradlin,
associate recording secretary; Mrs. J. H.
M;i of field, financial secretary; Mrs. Mary
Ticer, treasurer; Mrs. Edward Mills, conductor;
Miss Nora Perry, warden; Mrs.
Annie Perry, inside sentinel; Mrs. John
Travers. outside sentinel.
Mrs. Mary A. Goodrich was chosen trustee
for a period of eighteen months. Mr.
G. X. Cradlin was elected delegate to the
National Council, which convenes at Cleveland,
Ohio, the first Tuesday In October,
and Mr. C. A. Evard was chosen alternate.
Mrs. J. H. Mansfield was elected delegate
to the Funeral Benefit Association, with
Mrs. Mary Ticer as alternate. The above
named officers will be installed tlie first
Friday In July.
General Matters.
The state corporation commission has
granted a charter to the Potomac Contracting
Company, Incorporated, of this
Ht V With a muvimnm fonltol '
?r ...... v.i*ivi tui okuua ui
$10,000 and a minimum capital stock of
$5,000. The officers are: J. II. Lee, president,
Washington; H. W. Blount, jr., secretary
and treasurer, Washington; H. N.
Gamer, Alexandria.
Through Ills attorney, Robinson Moncure,
Joseph Hardbower today entered suit In
the circuit court for Alexandria county
against the Washington, Alexandria and
Mount Vernon Electric Railway Company
t,o recover damages in the sum of t!ViO for
the alleged destruction of a horse and
wagon the property of the plaintiff. The
accident occurred at the new highway
bridge March 28, 1907.
The members of Company G, 70th Virginia
Regiment, Alexandria Light Infantry,
will depart at 5:07 o'clock this evening for
the Jamestown exposition, where they will ,
go Into camp with the other Virginia troops.
Rev. W. M. Poisal of Baltimore will con- I
duct the sen-ices ^t Bethany Methodist
Protestant Church tomorrow. Rev. Mr.
Polsul has been invited by the congregation
of that church, which is now without
a regular pastor, to assume the pastoral
duties. Mr. Poisal has the matter under
Funeral services over the remains of
James H. Miles, who died Thursday last
at his home, 811 Oronoco street, took plaqe
at S o'clock this afternoon at St. Mary's
Catholic Church. Rev. Father Kelly officiated,
and the burial was made in St.
Mary's cemetery.
Lieut. Col. Hoxle Promoted a Grade
in Consequence.
Col. James B. Qulnn, Corpe of Engineers,
close3 his active career In the army today,
having been transferred to the retired list
by operation of law on account of age. He
Is from Ohio and was a star graduate at
the United States Military Academy In the
class of June, 1800. He reached the grade
of colonel of engineers In May, l'JOO, and for
some time past has been in charge or the
improvement of the Missouri river and of
river and harbor works In the states of
Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Kansas, Minnesota.
North Dakota and South Dakota, with
headquarters at Sioux CJty, Iowa.
His retirement will promote Lieut. Col.
Richard L. Hoxie to be colonel, MaJ. John
Miliis to be lieutenant colonel. Capt. Charles
S. Bromweil to be major. First Lieut. Francis
A. Pope to be captain and Second Lieut.
Francis B. Wllby to be first lieutenant.
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The members of the Brotherhood of locomotive
Engineers, Divisions 317 and lfiO,
who preferred the charges against Captains
Mulhall and Mathews In connection with
the death of Engineer Hugh Murphy, who
met his death beneath an overturned engine
September 11 last, are not satisfied
with the findings of the police trial board
which tried the accused policemen and
wnicn ejynrraieu iiieiu, mm imvu urgeu liiv
Commissioners to set aside the findings
and order a new trial. The appeal was
filed with Commissioner West this morning'
by Charles Bendhelm. attorney for the
brotherhood, and before the Commissioners
take any action an opinion will be forthcoming
from Corporation Counsel Thomas
for legal advice as to the constitutionality
of the questions raised by Mr. Bendhelm
In his appeal.
Mr. Bendheim's appeal is based upon the
following grounds:
First?Because the findings are contrary
to the evidence.
Second?Because the findings are contrary
to the weight of evidence.
Third?Because the findings are not supported
by sufficient proof.
Fourth?Because the board that tried the
accused officers waj? Illegal and unlawfully
Fifth?Because the finding of guilty of
iVin nltq pitho Qimlnaf foirvt Vfatli.Liira tl.n*
n'C i imi gca aQaiuoi *_aju. aianivno niai
he struck Capt. Dickson of the Are department,
and that In doing so his conduct
was unbecoming an officer of the police
force, should have been followed by punishment
commensurate with the offense
Sixth?Because there is not Imposed upon
Capt. Mathews any penalty for the offense
of which he was found guilty.
Seventh?Because to caution the accused
"against the use of unnecessary violence
in the performance of Ills duty" la not the
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penalty for such an offense prescribed by
the rules, regulations and law* governing
the metropolitan police force.
Although Commissioner West would makd
no statement In connection with the appeal
of the brotherhood except that It would be
referred to the corporation counsel, he said
Inasmuch as the appeal is made in full accordance
with the law the appeal will In all
probability be granted.
When asked If the Commissioners art
satisfied and convinced after hearing the
evidence brought before them on the appeal
that the findings are contrary to the
weight of the evidence and of the other
reasons pointed out in the appeal, if they
will set aside the findings and call for a
new trial. Mr. West said he could not say
off-hand Just what the Commissioners'
power Is in this resect, but that the law
specifically states that the Commissioners
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crease the findings.
Ordered by the Commissioners.
The Commissioners Issued the following
orders today:
That the following water mains bo laid
unaer me provision* or an act 01 tuiniw
approved April XI, 1904, the same being
necessary, In the Judgment of tho Commlsfiloners,
for the public safety, health,
comfort and convenience.
Two hundred and twenty-five feet, more
or less, of six-Inch water main In Pennsylvania
avenue northwest between USth and
26th streets.
One hundred and sij^y feet, more or less,
of eight-Inch water main In Virginia avenue
between E and 21M streets northwest.
One hundred and thirty-flve feet, more
or less, of eight-Inch water main In Maryland
avenue between 10th and 11th streets
That a drinking fountain for animals be
frnrtixi nn the west ?ide of Hlver road, at
Its Junction with Wisconsin avenue, at an
estimated cost of $30.
That the balance of the appropriation
for construction and repair of bridges,
after June 28, 1907, be expended for the
purchase of lumber for Chain bridge.

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