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3 fftlje Jtumk\j Jlte? E WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING. JULY 21, 1907.* r SIX PARTS Including Star's Sunday Magaz and COLORED COMIC SECTIO W, 190_K? 17.101. DEATH IN BOLT FROM II LIVE WIRE ?? (% -ri m earn L1AIMS IWU MU; Electrician and Clerk Stricken % in a Drug Store. MARROW FSr.APF OF HELPER Current of 2.400 Volts Enters First Victim's Body. PHYSICIANS WORK IN VAIN Fatal Result of Attempt to Find Trouble in Store Lights? Pathetic Scene at Casualty Hospital. Two men were electrocuted in a drug store last night about 7 >' o'clock. A third one narrowly es v-ajmi vivtiui ami v?*?vv. wmv? ^ ^ in clanger. Those who were killed * were Walter I". Sousa. an electrician, and Harry A. Candce. who was employed as head clerk in the store. Claude l'.erger, brother-inlaw of Sousa and a helper in the employ of the Potomac Electric I ittiiftmir twnr In^innr liis life when he went to the assistance of Sousa. Trouble was experienced with the electric light wires in the drug store of Lewis Flemer, Maryland avenue. 7th and D streets northeast, last night and it b: a me necessary to s.*nd word to the ofHce of the electric light company to have repairmen sent there to make <v> investigation. Klectru ian Walter F. Sousa, who is a son of George H. Sousa. a brother of John Philip Scusa, the bandmaster, was sent with his helper. Claude Berber, his brother-in-law, to ascertain th^ cause of the trouble and lO remedy n. aousa aim ins uruunei-iulaw. the !att?r being seventeen years of age, went to the cellar at thj drug store and did some wo-k, going to the store afterward. They found trouble with the , drop light in Hie window on the L> street Bide of the store, the light b-ing used in one of the large colored bulbs which are so extensively used in drug stores. Th'.B bulb Is near the soda fountain, in th west end of the stoiv, and in ordi-r to reach it the electrician had to take a ] osition near the side of the counter at the fountain. Mr. Candee was standing behind the counter when Sousa started upon the work ot examining the feed wire and electric bulb. Electrician Suddenly Stricken. > Young Berger was standing in front of the counter waiting for orders, and Miss Hermann, the cashier, was at her desk on the opposite side of the store. Suddenly the electri' ian fell backward, and Mr. Candee reached over the narrow space to as sist hirn ami release his hold upon the wire i or connection through which he had received volts. Sousa was released and he fell to the floor toward the front of ihe counter, Mr. Candee falling behind the counter. Berger was thoroughly frightened at the eight of the two men falling, but he realized what had occurred, and he hurried to the assistance of his brother-in-law. He reached to get the pliers from his pocket to cut the wire, but ihe static electric.ty was so great that he received a slight shock, width <aus?'d him to shout to the clerks in the store: "Cut off the current at tTie switch." George S. Webb, one of the clerks, rushed to the basement and t irncd the switch. Berber, learning that the current had been cut off. grabbed ;it the shirt of hi3 brotherin-law. tearing i^art of It from him. He then did the best tie could to save Sousa's life, workirg his arms and moving his body. He remained there until the arrival of the ambulance from the Casualty Hospital. and then be went to that institution. > "Walter," ho shouted when lie entered the room where the dead body was resting uiMin a stretcher, and then lie " ' and had to be assisted from the rcoin. Hi:i oomlitlon was such that one of the physicians had to give hiin treatment. 'Tow Can I Tell Sister?" "How can I tell my sister? ' he moaned a number of times. "1 can't tell her. and Walter was so good a fr.enu of mine." George S Webb was r.ot a great" distance from the place where the accident occurred when the lives of the two men were so suddenly blotted out. He was behind the prescription counter, however, and was unab'.e * to see Just what was going on. The first P V - \ ' j.i- mii? 01 anything wrong having hapjwniKl was when lit- heard a sl'ght noise made by tho electrician. Tlien Miss Herpiann s<r< amrd. and the clerk ran to see what was the cause of the trouble, lie realized what had happened and he responded to the appeal of the boy that somebody go to the cellar and turn off the awltch. When he had turned oft the current at the iiwitch he returned to the store and. with Mr. Spire, the other clerk. went to the assistance of Sousa and Candee. All I they couid do was to summon physicians juid the ambulance. * A rapid run was made by the ambulance to the hospital, but the two men were practically dead when the Institution was | cached. The members of the hospital staff. ! l>ria. Sweeney, Kennedy, Sullivan and He is* j el, worked uver Sousa and Candee for ! niorc than an hour Finally the physicians : g ive up their efforts at saving the lives of j Hie two men and notified Acting Coroner I lllnubriHik. X)r (:laij?lwnnlr ' bodies later in the night ar.d will take up '.h<* Investigation of the accident today. It likely that he will hold an Inquest at the ? inoixue tomorrow morning. Woman Clerk Prostrated. A '.arice crowd of curious persons gathabout the store shortly after the accld ent cappeiK-d and remained there until I i long after the victims had been removed to the hospital. Mr. Flemer was away from his place of business at the time. He was summoned to the storj, reaching there shortly after his head clerk and the electrician had been taken away. As soon as h? learned of the death of the men ho directed that the store be closed and that only prescriptions should be filled. Ho found hi.* two cl rks, George S. Webb and W. 1!. Spire, in the store, his cashier. Miss Emerald Hermann, having been made ill by the shock and removed to Mr. Flemer's apartments. Dr. Helton was summoned to attend her. Her condition was serious, but later In the night she was able to be removed to her home. M -."Friges were sent to the homes of the dead men, and relatives were soon at the 1 : * _ 1 - ? 1 W ~ ^ ^ ^ r.U>I>MHI nnu ?*i IUC civiur. ? iittj utuuu anxious inquiries about the condition of the ra;'n, and it w.is with some effort that friends were alile to tell them that death had claimed them. Both clerks In the store were unnerved by the sad accident, and it was only by the greatest effort that tlvy were able to remain on duty and look after th? business until th<i placa was closed. Many of those who gathered about Liir Muir were wunng ana anxious ui smuggest a cause for the fatal accident, but the representatives of the electric lighting company declared that the exact cause could be determined only by a test. This test, they stated, would be made today. Trouble in a Conduit P It was stated that the trouble was caused by the groundling of the service cable in the conduit at 7th and D streets northeast. This grounding, it was stated, caused a short circuit, which threw volts over a wire which ordinarily carried only 110 , volts. Sousa probably thought that the charg? last night was only 110 volts and that there was, therefore, no danger. His hand probably came in contact with an exposed wire and he received the full force of the current. Last night no effort was made to turn on the current after the accident had happened. The question of the cause of the accident will probably be told wiirn uie iihjlit i lb jieiu uvlT one 01 uic bodies. Harry A. Cundee, who was twenty-seven years of age. was a native of this city. He graduated from ttie public schools and afterward attended the National College of Pharmacy, graduating several years ago. Nine years ago he accepted a position in Flemer's store, and has been employed there continuously ever since. Three years ago he married Miss Mary Ilenham. and only last \> cuiirsuay me cuupif i'cu oraieu ir.c iirsi birthday of their only child. His heme was at 715" Massachusetts avenue northeast, almost directly opposite the Casualty Hospital. where he died. Arrangements have been made for the removal of the body to his late home, from where his funeral will take place. Walter A. Sousa was twenty-two years of age. He was also married and lived at J(K>7 ( street southeast. Mrs. Sou>a was at home when sh? received the sal intelligence of his d ath. Sousa was said to have been the favorite nephew of th? noted bandmaster. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet boen made. Pj:nt riolftt* an/1 I itiif f n It-A.t ?Vi/. / u.iu 1 U i ? C J VI liiu ninth precinct sent policemen to the driVg store to make an investigation and to g t witnesses who will be wanted to appear at the inquest. The police w.re to'.d that the window lights were installed Friday night and that Dr. Flemer had had trouble in getting them to work. It is likely that the proprietor and clerks In the store wlil be called upon to app ar as witness's. Claude Bt-rger and other employes of the. Unit ? States lClectrie Lighting Company will also bo called upon to give testimony. STANDARD OIL INDICTMENTS. Judge Decides That Jury Acted Within Its Jurisdiction. MEMPHIS. Tenn., July 20,-Judge McCall of the United States court today decided tliat a federal grand Jury, which returned an indictment of 1,524 counts against the Standard Oil Company, was acting within Its Jurisdiction. Standard Oil attorneys had made a motion to quash the Indictment. alleging that the federal grand Jury of this district did not have the power to irwlift offir"*Ars livinp- In otntn .? though the alleged crimes were committed in Tennessee. This motion Judge McCall has overruled. The effect of the decision will be that officers living in Indiana may be brought here to testify. The Standard Oil Company was indicted for forming alleged Illegal combinations with certain railroads on freight rates to shut off competition. TO SHINE AS HOSTESS. Miss Reid to Preside at Notable Function in London. Pperlal Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, July 20.?Miss Reid. daughter of the. American ambassador, will have an opportunity to shine as hostess at Dorchester House on July 2T>, when the ambassador will give a dinner and dance. In addition to being the last function of Mr. field's season, it will also be a sort of farewell party to Miss Keid. as she will sail to the United States early in August to Join her mother and her grandfather. It is Mr. Reid'a intention to make this final affair the most Important of the season. as the invitation lists teem with the biggrst names in London society. Following Miss Keld's departure London will see very little of the American ambassador for the rest of the summer. He will take up his res'denec at Wrest Park and come to London only when it Is absolutely necessary. The strain of entertaining has told severelv ur>on - - __ - hvih >uu ruousi ncaitn o? Mr. Reid, anil he feels the need of rest. After the Fourth of July reception he was an exhausted man. but his love of entertaining i3 so great that his family had the greatest difficulty in preventing him from overtaxing his strength. MARYLAND DEMOCRATS. Eeltgation Instructed for Baker for Governor. Special Pispatcb to The Star. KRE1 fc-Rlck. Md? Jul. ?l>?The Fredcrick county democratic convention met today and instructed Its delegates to the stat.> convention to vote for Joseph D. | Baker for xovernor. The conventtnn in, I dorsed the administration of Gov. Warrteld. The resolution indorsing Mr. Baker, says: That the convention, being aware of the entire fitness for the office of govertield. The resolution indorsing Mr. Baker of Frederick county, and belljvlng that in putting forward as a candidate for the gubernatorial nomination, a man of such high character, splendid business ability and perfect trustworthiness, the democracy of Frederick county gives the party in Maryland an opportunity to make a norainiittnn uhii?h wriiil'l "?" ,l* - ? ni-uu upon tile organization. would lead to certain victory anil result in an administration which would be of treat benefit to the state, the convention Instructs the delegates who will represent Frederick county in the state convention to vote f?r the nomination of Mr. Baker as the party's candidate for governor. . I IP&J -irrtWtthh. m i honestlywk w SO LIE DIRECT GIVEN iu usvu/nnn tdiai IN liHI VvUULI I IlinL Exciting Day in the Boise City Murder Case. HAWLEY FOR PROSECUTION Traces the Whole History of the Western Federation. UPHOLDS ORCHARD'S TALES Interruptions and Objections From the Defense Call for the Interference of the Court. Heated words marked the closing day of Attorney JIawley's argil ment for the prosecution in the trial of William Haywood at Boise City. The lie was passed between the defense and the prosecution. Mr. Ilawley traced the whole story of the crimes attributed to the Western Federation of Miners by Harry Orchard in his confession, and declared that the whole story was borne out by the facts in the case. BOISE, Idaho, July *JO.?Resuming his argument after recess. Mr. Hawley traced Orchard's movements after the Bradley explosion, showing how Orchard changcd from a civilian to soldier's clothing, in ord-T to get out of San Francisco. The cliange was accomplished In the rooms of D. C. Copley, who had been a gambler, of the executive board of the Western Federation of Miners. No possible personal motive? could be attributed to Steve Adams or Harry Orchard. While arguing this Incident, Mr. Hawley precipitated an exciting battle of words with Clarence Darrow of the defense. In which "untruth" and "deliberate falsehood" were freely used on both sidss. "If," said Mr. Hawley, "there was a word of untruth In Harry Orchard's testimony no frv ?lu> " ?.w mvi tx<un viov. I'eaooay, wno of all men was the bost - witness to so testify? A man who Is now In the basement of this building, a man who stood in the esteem of the leuders of the Western Federation of Miners second only to Orchard?Steve Adams. The prosecution brought this man to Boise so he could be used by the defense if it so desired " "I object to that," shouted Mr. Darrow, jumping iu ma ieer. "ii is an aosoiute un- I (.Continued on Sixth lage.) ' J * " Ill H V,/83g happiest/,#; I BILLY BRYAUft^ MjABL -ME SfLLY SEASON" SKETCHE THE STAR TODAY. The Star today consists of six parts, as follows: Pago*. Tart 1? Part II ?Editorial 8 Tart III?Magazine 20 T?u m* IV* VCnmnn'. ami ITouhlnna 8 Part V?Sports * Paiw VI?Comic Section * Part One. rssP Results Following Fight Against Gambling... 1 Wreck Victims Die as Night Descends 1 IJe Direct Given in Haywood Trial 1 Bolt from Live Wire Kills Two Men 1 Han is Stubborn in Fight for Life 2 Outlook Dark in Korea 2 R National Guard In Camp 3 At the River Ports & .Statement l?y Bryan 5 Loses Life In River 0 Alexandria Affairs 0 The City of Concord 7 Army and Navy News 9 In the Stores U j uutin? or tae uepumicao *_iuo *v | Finaucial News 11 I Site of Navy Yard 11 Summer Resorta 12 I Classiiieil Ads 14-13 Part Two. p>ge | Society 2 j Alexandria Society 3 i Richmond Sock ty ?i Musical Mention - 3 Editorial* * In tho Healui of Higher Things 5 As the Cartoonist See the News 0 The Squaw Man 0 From Haunts of the artists In the Verdant Willis U The Theater 7 Loeul News 8 Part Three. rage. , THE CAR OF DESTINY. BY C. N. AND A. M. WILLIAMSON 13 ! Strike-out Sawyer. By (leor^e William Daley 2 Making the Poor lticher. By I^e Grand Toners 3 Little Stories of Bravery. By W. C. Burgess 4 The Oasis In the Desert. By Walter liackett 5 Treasure liuntin.tr. By P. T. McGratb 7 Problem of the lied Rose. By Jacques Futrelle 9 Scepters in Saratoga Trunks. By F. CunliffeOwen 11 Hunting the Devil Fish. By Charles Frederick Holder 15 Ou Hurricane Creek. By Beulah Norvell.... 17 Part Four. Page. Argument Favoring Restricted or Qualified Suffrage . 1 Silk Gowns for Summer Afternoons 2 Practical Aid for Artistic Needlewomen 3 Dooley Article 4 On the Links With Taft 5 Practical Housekeeper's Own Corner 5 How Ship Endurance SUall Reach South Pole. 0 Oxfwd I'nlversity Celebrut Its Thousandth Anniversary 0 The Impersonator 7 London's Greatest Hu .ler 8 Part live. Page. 7/wu* Pftrhlnxr Puzzles Nationals i Cantlllun I'lans a Stronger Team 1 Old Dominion I'lans n Regatta 1 Four Favorites Win at Brighton 1 Will Again Try for America's Cup 2 Batting and Fielding Areras.w of Nationals.. 2 l'lan to Harmonize College Foot Hall o Hallway Men Defeat Treasury 2 Discovery of Curve Pitching 2 Brighton Track Sow Fastest in Country a Little Tales of lb* Hase Ball Diamond 3 New3 of Interest to the Autmnobllists 3 T-.. l..o *}>? T.iff A Trotting Horses ?t I'olnt Brme 4 Mai.8 or Pugilists 4 Fart Six. _ Pa;e. Ssmbo and ITia Fanny Noises 1 VtoiuVun.... V.in/.l<u.n lumi.j Prnw l'c. > Wag*," the Dog That Adopted a Man 2 Uncle C?eo. Washington Kings, the Village Story-Teller 3 I Hub"? He's Always to Blame * Brownie Clown *jf i'rowaietowu 4 fSig J?|fl Awor^iL?Pr/ 4s^r=/ / \m&!E3r!^ B. ^^tCOME ONE, \ ML. Wgi. Come all jJr^iu ^7Ev6ftyth'NCA$&\, V,Au^ji/Wiee OPEM ' i ' 11'' ^JQuw^ ? -!5Xup f ss. - " I " WRECK TOMS DIE AS NiGHTJSCENOS Death List in the Salem Horror Is Increasing. BLAME THE FREIGHT CREW Officials Say They Disobeyed Written 0rder3. STORIES FECM THE SURVIVORS One Young Man Pinned in the Debris With His Dead Mother by His Side. The death list in the Salem, Mich., wreck horror grows with time, and of the one hundred persons injured many more are likely to die. The officials of the road place the blame for the wreck on the crew of the freight train, who had orders to give the excursion train a clear track and did not do so. Some of the scenes at the wreck wprc mtifiil on/1 tl-*** I V ill, uiivi lii\. OIU1 IV.O of the survivors arc heartrending. SALEM, Mich.. July 2t.?Thirty people are dead and more than sev.nty injured, many of them seriously, as the result of a headend collision today between this village and Plymouth, when a Pere Marquette excursion train, bound from Ionia to Detroit, crashed into a westbound freight in a cut located at a shr?rp curve of the Pere Marquette road,,about n mile oust of Salem. Following is the list of dead: Homer Smith n hnv Tenia Albert Trautwine, whose body was out in two. Ionia. John Tafel. Ionia. Cliarles Hess, Ionia. Herman Hess, Ionia. Paul Hess, Ionia. William Cornell, Ionia. Don Rogers, Lowell, Mich. Dick Jones, Ionia. Mrs. Abraham Eddy, Ionia. Edward GaMagher, aged eighteen years, Ionia. Frank Douse, Ionia. L. K. Merell. aged fifty-eight years, Ionia. Henry Reynolds, a 1'ere Marquette engineer. Ionia. Charles McCauiey, sr., Ionia. A1 F. Herbert, Ionia. Edward Hurling, Ionia. Charles Broad, aged eighteen, Ionia. James VizarJ, Ionia. AVillard Stag r, ior.ia. William G ams, a ycu.:g !.oy, Ionia. Wil.iam Gott, Ionia. Mrs. Augrust Richter, Ionia. I'reil fllzgeraitl, Ionia. Brakeman Kd Corxvan. Fireman Knowfes. Four unidentified bodies. Charles, Herman and I'aul He: a were brothers. James Vizard was a well-known minor league ball player, who had played in the Central league and also nt Omaha. Wlllard Stager had come to Ionia recently from Kansas City, where his mother now : lives. Edward Gallagher is the son of I an ex-mayor of Ionia. Henry Reynolds was a Pere Marquette en^iner boun.l for Detroit on the excursion train to take out ills regular run. A1 P. Herbert, a machinist in the Pore Marquette sliops, had move! to Ionia from Traverse City only last Wednesday, to bo n^ar his wife's mother. The passenger train of eleven cars, carrying the Pere Marquetta shop employes of Ionia and their families to the Michigan metropolis for their annual excursion. was running ai nign sjveu. pioouoiy uj nnio an hour, down a steep grade It struck tinlighter locomotive of the freight train with such terrific force as to turn the freight engine completely around. The wrecked locomotives this afternoon lay side by side, both head'd eastward. Only a few of the freight train's cars were smashed, and it was only a few hours' work to remove all traces of them from tl.e srene. But behind the two wrecked locomo lives six cars 01 uie passenger iiiini piled In a hopeless wreck. Four of the passenger coaches remained on the track undamaged, and were used to convey the dead and Injured to Ionia; one coach was entirely undamaged, with only its forward trucks off the rails. These wrre the rear live cars. The two coaches n.xt ahead of those were telescoped. The next car forward stood almost on end aft^r the wreck, its forward end resting on the roadbed, find th? rear end high in the air upon the I wo telescoped coaches that had been follow illg it. Two coaches wore thrown crosswise of the track anil lay suspended from bank to bank of the cut five or six feet above the rails. Of the baggage car not enough remained to show where it had been tossed. Portions of the baggage car and of the locomotive tenders and freight cars were piled in an indescribable mass of debris. Saw the Collision. James Boyle, a farmer, was working in a field probably -Mo feet away from the track when the two trains approached from opposite directions. Ths local freight was moving slowly up the heavy grade, and had Just reached the curve when the passenger train appeared running at high spsed. Farmer Boyl? saw the passenger engineer shut off his steam and apply the brakes and saw the crews of both engines jump just before the crash. lie ran to the tracks, where he found th; uninjured passengers from the rear coat lies running forward, and joined with them in puiiing out the injured, who could be seen on every hand. The dead were placed In a row alongside the track and the injured were made as comfortable as possible until the arrival of the wrecking train from Saginaw, i Detroit and Grand Rauids made it possible to send them to Ionia and Detroit. Th2 twenty-eight bodies first taken from the wreck were shipped to ionia and the Injured were placed on two trains, one of which headed for Detroit and the other for Ionia. There were about thirty-five injured people on each train. Later In the day the body of Ed Convan, the head brakeman of the passenger train, was taken out of the wreck. Fireman Knowles died on the relief train en route to Detroit, bringing the list of dead to thirty, with a possibility that more bodies might be found in the wreckage and uiai several 01 me mjureu may aie. Disobeyed Orders. Responsibility is placed squarely up to the crew of the freight train by officials of the road. Officials who arrived at the scene of the wreck soon after the accident secured from the freight the orders under which It was running, and which clearly showed" the position of the passenger excursion train, and that the freight had encroached upon the other train's running time. The special train was due at Salem at ; 10 a.m.. and at Plymouth at ?:"20 a.m. It p?ss?d Salem 011 time. The time card of the special was telegraphed to the freight crew In the form of a train order, and this order, with tfie signatures of the freight train crew attached, was recovered by the officials of the road. The freight crew left the scene early, but railroad officials said that they explained simply that they had forgotten. The collision occurred at 9:13 o'clock, and the freight train should have reached Salem at 11:10 to be within their orders. Was a Holiday Crowd. The excursion train left Ionia, crowded with men. women and children, at <1 o'clock this morning It was the annual excursion of the shop men of the Pere Marquette railway to Detroit. Every family had Its lunch basket, and many of them were eating when the two trains crashed together. The impact was terrific, and a number of passengers sitting near the windows of the rear, undamaged coach, were thrown out the windows to the ground. There was a panic among the uninjured in the coaches for a few minutes. Then, as the uninjured people realized that they had not been hurt, they rushed from the cars to the rescue of their friends and relatives who were pinioned among the wreckage ahead of it. Families were scattered among different cars, and there were frenzied st arches fur missino: rel ltlvea Mothers ran screaming up and down, searching for their children, while many of the young people were as frantically calling for their parents. S Dennehy, a young man of Ionia, was in the last coach, while his sister was in one of the middle coaches and his father and mother were in one of the most serlousl;- damaged cars. "We felt til Jar when the airbrakes were applied," said Mr. Dennehy, "and then, before any one had time to stand up or leave his seat, came the crash of the collision. In the confusion of the moment I did not realize that the car that I was in wa/s undamaged. and seeking the quickest exit to the open air, I jumped through the window to the ground. I found my sister several cars ahead uninjured, but my mother was I standing supported oy a couple ot men, wish her lieaJ and her hands covered with blood. Father was sitting Inside the window of one of the forward ears, his right arm and shoulder free and leaning outside the window, but his left hand caught fast 'whc-3 the seats had jammed together in the car. It took three or four minutes to get him free." Saw Mother Dead. Jay Eddy, a t wenty-year-crld young man from Ionia, had a most divadful experience. He was sitting !n a seat with his mother, and when he regained his senses after the />rach ?Iip l.iv <]pad bpsidp him Th?v txmm lo me iwor/miu in.ru over ner a covering ! of cushions am1 loose articles swept from | the forward end. Screaming in her dark j prison and unable to realize what had oc- I currcd the girl remained for some time j (Continued on Sixth Page.) I in the first car of the train, and young Eddy said that he could see the freight approaching as the excursion train swung around the curve. "Ty next moment the trains came together with a horrible crash," he said. "I was soaked with water from the tender of the engine which was torn to pieces. The air was full of flying objects and terrible noises. When I regained my senses I was pinned in the wreck. I looked around for my mother, ana uit-r sne was dead. One of her arms was cut off iind lay a couple of feet away, and she was horribly mangled. I managed to release myself and drag my poor mother out of the wreck." Eddy pulled his mother's body to the bank of the ditch, where he covered it with an open umbrella. The shock and horror of his mother's death had driven him nearly frantic when he was first noticed by a party of rescuers. First Aid Rendered. Miss Mamie Spreckin of Ionia was sitting In the rear of a coach in the middle of the train. The shock of the collis on threw her , BSCRIBERS' COPV. WEATHER. nerally fair today and toJ FIVE CENTS. jRESULTS FOLLOW | DETERMINED FIGHT | AGAINST GAMBLING I Public Sentiment Insists That i Handbooks Must Go. OFFICIALS PLEDGED TO AID Responsibility Accepted by Police and Prosecutors. I rTVMVMVw r.rvr a VI Jk T JLJ AX A. A. 1%V V " 1 ' In Hearty Accord With Effort to Rid District of Great Evil?Delay in Jury Trials. Knitr dni'c rvf nn n-iim i'iinni!irrt A V>U> l ?* ? > \/l evil Cl* I M V V tl i I I J ' (l I m 1 I of publicity by The Star against the handbook business in the District have produced these results: Renewed activity <m the part of the police department to arrest violators of the pool-selling law. Increase of collateral to be required of persons charged with bookmaking from $51)0 to $1,000. Renewed assurance from Judge Kimball that jail sentences will be ; 1 ; A 1 c r mijmj>cu msieau 01 nnes. Promise of District Attorney Haker of vigorous prosecution of offenders. Earnest support of the District Commissioners and clergymen of \\ ashington. A general running to cover of the bookmakers, who have operated almost openly for months. All of which goes to show that? m.. tt 11 ? - ? j.ue uanaoooK is isaund to Uo. Th.it the complete co-operation ofthe Police ^1 Court and the district attorney's office is necessary for the success of the police department In stamping out the illegal practice of handbook making In the District, the flourishing condition of which has been expos d by The Star, Is the opinion of the Commissioners of thtf District. Commissioner West, who has supervision I of the local police department, said yesterdiy that no one is more anxious to rid the District of handbooks than he. and he dci'l:tr H thtif if ha 1,0*1 "*l ??? .?v imu mc auviiuiliy CVtTy handbook man arrested and convicted for violating the law wou'.d be sent to Jail. Since the campaign of publicity was irted by The Star Commissioner Wo?t h?? had s veral conferences with MaJ. Sylvester rciauve io some pian or action for a general assault upon the gambling business. He declared yesterday that under no circumstances should a man arrested for making a handbook be permitted to forfeit his collateral, no matter how large a sum might be offered. and as for the police department only capturing the "small" men engaged In this business and missing the "btg"ones, he said he considered it poor policy for the court officials to refer to it. or use it as a means of clearing their skirts. Praise for the Police. Mr. West said every one who knows anything of the men who are engaged in this form of gambling will agree that it is no easy matter to "make a ease" on them, and he thinks the police have done particularly good work, and even though they are only getting the "little men," as the court officials have charged, they are accomplishing something, and if they succeed In clearing up all the so-called little men possibly the "big" men will go out of business, or possibly they will come next. tuun VII mc I'UII ill i?c |mnt;0 department to drive these m>>n out of the city meets with my hearty approval," said Commissioner West. "The police are active in the matter, as the number of arrests demonstrate, especially when it Is remembered that the offense is a difficult one to prove In court." Commissioner Macfarland said that T::e Star should be complimented for Its ac tivity In the handbook matter, and he declared that the community of the District has a right to expect the cordial co-operation of the United States prosecuting ollieers in the United States branch of the Police Court. The police could not be <xpected to succeed, he said, if this co-operation is not accorded then^ Loss to the District "Certainly the District government will continue to do everything In its power, as in the past, to briak up gambling In the District of Columbia." said the Commissioner. "There can be no two opinions ajjuut gambling, either as a moral <im stlo.i or as a business qu^tlon. On th; latter question everybody knows that the money spent on gamb.ing is h direct loss to th^ community, and especially to its commercial business, and in some cases it is taken directly by some kind of dishonesty from | business houses The employe of nny bank | or business house Infected by wi.at seems j to be the incurable gambling fever is 11aIble to rob his emp'oyer any day to get money for gambling. This Is why the j Washington Board of Trade t> ok the JackI son City race track gambling up purely as | a cold business proposition, an I why our i business m.-n generally f?.*el directly inieiested in suppressing gambling. "f >rt unately, mu-. h has b en aeoomplis'.ed. Our polic deparim.-nt, fr e from >_jt ? ..r i j ine gran inuunin > ?>i iwuma. imcc-, JJa., I vlone its duty without fear or favor in this as in other mutters, and it ?ill keep I up its (Torts ti> enforce the law and to s.'ivj this drain ui-o-i the moral an 1 financial resources of our p ope.'* Clergymen for Publicity. The Slurs campaign against bookmakiiix is meeting with th warm st approval fro: ; the clergymen of Washington. This la t??