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operators. Operators Rebel. It is explained that many of the operators ^ refused to comply with this demand, and that, therefore, the offic alK of the Philadelphia and Heading Coal and Iron Company, on furth r pressure and Importunity on the I'tlll ut . . >.*uw ' w the situation and or.114 about industrial peace. believt d it wa. uesUabie and n^pessarv to enter into co.lerm.:^ with the mina operators who had :etn unwilling to grant the Advance In w ges. It is stated that "th ift*r conferences w*re held b.twe n ?t?h\ais or representative* o! the pi n .t; mine operators who had thoretotc. "t. . d the ?a:d ad\ a nee in wages nu t. 1 present a tivea of the principal mine ttors who had refused to do so; .; ; s* T ie result of the Agreement r?f the last mentioned oprrm tors, this r. o&!fge<I ro and did ttffif*' with certain of il.e operators severally. and how It h.id prr-ex'sting contracts for the purchase of t:ie roal to be produced by ; them res^ectivel; d who were severally the tenants or ie? -s of this defendant, to enter into new con.i t. is with such as should desire to do so. ir. r asiiiK the pric s to b? paid for th roai to produced by them, respectively. nd to be sold and d^ No Conspiracy. Cont nuing. the ;insw r states that this defendant now av rs t>;.it nil of the said conferences b?tw?en th:' said several pr!n? pal ni : ojm ratonj ar:ii said individual operators and th s . Id purchase eontiacts v\hi?*h resulted thrrefrorn were wholly: l.n.ught .limit, vo.?*?.-eiled and forced upon j this <i> f?*r .! ujt 1 > tl:e t irhul; nc \ violent* : and intimidat:on ?t?. - s i,d. by the fai.ure I >t Th*- tia\ rnm iit .. J n ' i nit u stales. j am! th.?* ??f the corr.moriw alt hof IVnnsyl vania t?? t*nforcv the ! ivv> to protect this i defendant and its . ? kn-- n in the peaceful1 a: <! lawful j.r;>st <. i. . n ?!' their work and j b) the nip??rti;n.i i ?: li. : tnl Manna in i tie s?uj posi?l \. *' f i s of t h * * pending < irnpaign wh r !>y : 1 is defendant was <1. m>>t U!.Willi: ?:'y. t<? huy its pi* ire j and the pt-a'-r anil p:.?: :<?:i of its work- j mt n in sum mi\ : ? n wag s. hiiu , thai the s.iid roiif. r.n s ;v- n- In no way : wlvtts??:-\?T in th ? (it f.r , induct*d hy ! the nn'iws, nor l?j th al!**gfd unlawful r-so nd^flmt .? >!!cg<-d and set forth ir t he i>; i in tiff's petition. MICHIGAN COMPANY'S PLIGHT. Head of Firm Missing and $500,000 Outstanding- Claims. CHICAGO. August :t1- Tin Tribune today sa y s. Several hanks of Chicago are awaiting with interest the result of an audit of the hooks of the Beldtng-Hall Manufacturing Company. Whlle the audit is in progTt-ss Jesse F. Hall of Wlnnetka, president of the corporation. is mysteriously absent from the city. He left ten days ago. it is said there is Siitio.ixxj worth of commercial pap?'r outstanding against the company. The company is engag- in the manufacture of refrigerators, and has a factory at Belding. Mich., big offices here, and branches in other cities. It lias been growIn;? rapidly in business. The first intimation any of President Hall's business associates had that anything was wrong with the company was on August -L On that date Percy B. Kckhart. attorney for the corporation, informed the creditors that Mr Hall had made a statement to him. The text of this has not been divulged. but it is said to have been In effect that through the use of the firm's name Mr. Hall was able to float several large loans and diverted som of the money to lii? own Investments. Statement From Hall. BKI.I.'ING, Mich.. August 31.?Brinton F. Hall, vice president and manager of the Melding Hall Company, which Chicago dispatches say is financially embarrassed with in paper outstanding against the concern, this morning made thin statement: j. is irue mat tue cinipanj is financially eir.barrass.-tl. but we expert to get out of the trouble all rig+it. It Is not true that iro brother. Jesse F. Hall, floated paper in the company's name and unknown to the company. Every transaction of his was in pursuance of his business relations with ti e company and was authorized. "Has my brother disappeared? Well. I do not know where he is." The fiMding-Hall plant locat?d here about tt-ti y.- irs ago and started to manufacture rf frlgerabirs. The business prospered, and today there are three large factories. The products of the concern now Include kitchen f.il' i.ets and folding tables, although the refrigerator lint- is the main output. 'II;- -ompany employs approximately :>.V> men ? hen running full, but within the past few days factory "CV has been shut down a id .1 number of hands laid off. Vi e President firinton Hall states that I te tirm has been doing an JM?>,UOO business yearly MAY GIVE A MILLION. i Q/ )l Tt/ .a K TliinVc nf ItlnHAtninnf Tti ft no trial School. NEW YORK, August 31.?Charles M. Schwab announcfs that he will give the P<-nns> Ivania State College a $1,000,000 Indii?t rial school. Mr Schwab was the principal speaker at t; e mnual dinner of the National Association of Commercial Travelers at Coney Island last night, and when asked about a report from Pittsburg that he Intended to make the industrial department at the S'au- College second to none in flie world in equipment he explained that some time age he was discussing the institution with Representative Koocht of Pennsylvania. Mr. Si liw.ib remarked that little hail been done for college in the way of private grifts, whereupon Representative Foocht broacjied the subject of the Industrial school. Then Mi So: ?;?b said that he would certainly give toward such a project some time in the future. "America, the land of opportunity." was I the theme of the speech by Mr. Schwab at the dinner. He described the increase in the s;.-. l business during the past quarter of a century and then he told his hearers: T> - re c an lx- no financial depression of l.ing "r serious duration. Whenever there 11 a sermus crisis some one always steps fnte t'.ie bp ao 1 and r- Hexes the situation. Wa'. ^tr.et at the present time is prejudiced MATTOON TRAIN WRECK. A Revised List of the Dead and Wounded. CH \RIjKSTON, 111.. August 31.?A revised list of tlie dead and Injured in the wr^.-K or trip passenger train on the Mattoon and Charleston Electric railway yesterda' reduces th?* number of dead to fourteen ai:d two fatally injured. Tlier.- were ninety-nine passengers on th? rar All were killed or more or lews Injured The seriously injjred number fortyone CVrom-r Grimes of Coles county began ar. oftU ial Investigation of the wreck tod:iy Assisting him is State's Attorney John McXutt. Statements made by Frederick More, superintendent of the road, and the itpws of the passenger train and express rar conflict somewhat. When the cars of ?>.? - -* - ? ?' ? rut ai .i ut the end of a reverse curve, the cries of the Injured were heard by neighboring farmers. In the confusion it occurred to the niney.*r-old daughter of John I.lnden. a farmer. to go for help. She ran over a wille down the track to the fair grounds gate and summoned aid. telling of the accident and the large number of dead and injured. THIRTY AUTOS BURNED. Disastrous Fire in a Chicago Oarage Followed Gas Explosion. CHICAGO. August 31.?Thirty automobiles were destroyed today by Are in Croft Brothers' garage at 51-&9 Evanston avenue The Are followed an explosion of ^ gasoline in a tank oft one of the machines. Firemen were unable to save any of the machines because of numerous explosions which followed the spread of the (fames. Tb- automobiles and garage were valued at stv>iit siim.ttnn. The lose Is covered by tn'ui-111 ce. HE IS ALL TO THE GOOD * New Yorkers Overwhelm Prince With Attentions. CHEERED ON EVERY HAND . Wilhelm of Sweden Surprised Over the Enthusiasm. HAD NOT EXPECTED OVATIONS 10.000 Greeted Him in Wall Street. Talked to Hippodrome Indiana. Speech at Banquet. XEW YORK, Aujpist .11? Prince Wilhelm of Sweden expressed his delight at his reception In America and his admiration of the American people and their institutions in an interview with the newspaper men in the Hotel Astor today. In particular the prince voiced his admiration of American women, who. he said, were better looking than those of any other country he had ever visited, and he declared he had seen many pretty girls before. His exeelit ncy would not say that he had seen the most beautiful in the world in America. how**\vr. His fiancee, the Grand Duchess Maria, cousin of the Czar I of Russia lives in Kurope, of course. The prince was up early today to meet the newspaper men. Asked his opinion of tins country, he replied: "It is wry fascinating, very, very fine. Never had 1 thought that I would find s?> much life, smartness and go as 1 have found here." Industrv Impressed Him. The industry of the people, he said, made the greatest impression upon him. ' Everybody is busy. Everybody takes pride in doing his very best uud everybody s.'ems bright and happy. I have not been in your shops, but it' you call >our working people your poor I find them more happy In your country than I have seen them in others. From the time 1 s t my foot on American sou my Kina opinion or tt.e American people has been constantly increasing." The prince said that the American warships assembled at Jamestown composed a splendid squadron under the' command of a very clever man. Rear Admiral Evans. At Newport, he said, he caught a glimpse of the life of the wealthy American people. Put in a Busy Day Yesterday. The prince had another busy day yesterday, and when he returned to the Hotel Astor to dress for the dinner that was given in his honor last evening he had visited m turn the Hippodrome, where he saw a dress rehearsal of Neptune's Daughter: the stock exchange, where he saw the bulls and bears at play, and the banking house of J. Pierpont Morgan & Co.. hut he didn't meet Mr. Morgan, who was out of town, and had not been apprised of the prince's visit to his office. The day began with the visit to the H ppodrome. where the management, in anticipation of the prince's coming, had marshaled all the Indians, mermaids, chorus irir's animal trainers, acrobats and riuu'BS. for the purpose of welcoming the grandson of Kins Oscar. The prince was immensely pleased with the Hippodrome. Be'ore he left h had been down in a diving bell, had watched the stage hands shift the sc-nes, and had talked with some of the older Indians, wiio are featured in pioneer days. 10,000 Persons in Wall Street. After the Hippodrome show the prince} was whisked down town for luncheon, and that over, he headed for the stock exchan&e. All Wall street had heard of his coming, and when his automobile turned into Wall street there were massed, according to the secret service escorts of the prince, at least 10.000 persons in the vicinity of the stock exchange building. From every window ticker tape fluttered out into the air. while nearly everybody in the street joined in the cheering that announced the prince's arrival. So great was the throng that a squad of mounted police haxi the hardest kind of work forcing a passage -through for the prince. George W. Ely, secretary of the exchange, met Frince Wilhelm arid after introducing him to the members of the reception committee escorted him to the executive officers of the exchange, where tiiere were more introductions, after which the prince was shSwn the way to the visitors' gallery, where he witnessed the closing scenes ot" the day. Brokers' Cordial Greeting. There was an almost complete cessation of business on the floor for several minutes following the prince's arrival, the members waving their handkerchiefs in welcome to the prince, to which greeting he replied by bowing several times. Before leaving the exchange the prince wus escorted through the building The members of the reception committee, at the head of which was Vice President | Charles W. Maury, gave him much inI formation as to the way things are managed on the exchange. The way the curb brokers do business was also explained In .lotnll and if tl.n prince was just as much Interested In the fellows ori the street as he was in the more lucky ones on the floor. The visit to the banking house of J. P. Morgan & Co. followed the visit to the exchange. In the absence of Mr. Morgan. J. P. Morgan, jr., welcomed the prince. The scene when the prince left the Morgan offices was one calculated to turn the head of even a prince. The crowd tilled Wall. Rroad and N'assaff streets for a long way from the intersection. Almost continual cheering was going on from the thousands of throats, and this was augmented by the hundreds who tilled the windows of high buildings and all other points of vantage from which a glimpse i of the representative of royalty could be ! seen. The prince seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. As he entered his auto, leaving Mr. Morgan's office, lie beckoned to the reporters, and said to them: "I never expected such an ovation as this. My many friends seem to forget that I am simply a very ordinary man, and I have tried to tell them how very much I appreciate this." May Go to Sheepsliead Bay. From Mr. Morgan's office the prince was driven to one of the downtown newspaper offices, where he saw an evening edition of one of the newspapers printed. There was uiiuiui-i l?i^ viuwu waituiK lur ine prince in Park Row, but his visit did not last more than twenty minutes. When it was over he was driven to the Hotel Astor for a little r?st in preparation for the dinner given In his honor in the evening. In the course of the day the Coney Island Jockey Club extended to the prince an Invitation to witness the running of the Futurity. at Sheepshead Bay, today. It was Intimated tbat he might accept the invitation. as he desires to see the running of an Aiiifnvaii classic. Today the prince will visit the Kallman Orphan Home In Brooklyn, and tonight he will go to Coney Island again, to greet his fellow-countrymen at the dance to be given for the sailors of the armored cruiser Fylgia. in the Dreamland Dance Hall. Tomorrow he may go to West Point, but this is undecided, and the chances are that he will visit the Military Academy on Monday, as originally planned. Prince Makes a Long Speech. The Swedish-American citizens of New York had Prince Wilhelm as their guest at the Hotel Astor last evening, the dinner In his honor being one of the most elaborate affairs ever given by Swedes in this country. All the speech-making was in Swedish, the only things American being the Stars and Stripes and great clusters of American beauty rosea, the latter being the predominating decoration. In front of the prince's plate waa a sugar model of the 8wed1sh armored cruiser Fylgia. while at each end of the guests' table was a sugar pieoe representing the royal arms of Sweden. IJie banquet began late &ad ended latv and was still going on long after midnight. and bo one in the hall seemed to be any happier than Princa Wilhelm. surlounded by his countrymen. John Aspegren, president of the Swedish chamber of commerce, was tixe tomstmaster. and offered the first tonst at the evening, which was to the President of the Tnited States, after which Herman Lagprkrantz, the Swedish minister at Washington, proposed the health of King Oscar. The toast to the prince was offered by Magnus Clarholm, LUC ill-llIlK I UII5U1 K^UI'I <1( HI o?riIT-1. li. n York. Prince Wllhe:m foITowed Mr. Cla;ho!m. and made by far the longest public talk he has made since his arrival iu th s coun4 try. Ills spe?ch was constantly fnt?rrupted by applause, particularly his references to the fatherland. Ties Between Two Countries. "I congratulate you, my friends.'' said Prince Wilhelm. "for your clti*ensh!p In this great country. I have only been here a short time, but wherever I have none everybody, from the great President of the United Stat's to the laboring man. has spoken of Sweden and the Swedes In the most complimentary terms. But I have not only heard about the Swedes In America. I have also seen them, and I have found that Swedish will and Swtdlsh brains have done a great deal in the upbuilding of America. "X have seen them at work, working not only for their own best interest, but also for the good of the nation that is now their home. I found that, while the Swedes had be*n successful In this country, they, nevertheless, all speak lovingly of their own ramerianu. v\ e maj wcu uc h'wu? ?>>? Swedes In America. "Last spring I attended the banquet of the Swedish-American Society In Stockholm. The seal of that society is a chain stretching across the seas, uniting the two countries, and this chain represents a deep interest in the fathr>rand fur the Swedes in America, and a love for the fatherland by the Swedes in America." The prince then offered a toast to the fatherland. NO PROSECUTION IS LIKELY DtUlSlUJN KiUAilillJI l_f lilt v/ttiCAGO AND ALTON BO.J). Judge I.andis will convene the United States district court at Ciiicago next Tuesday morning, and at that time will direct the grand jury whether it la to proceed with indictments against the Chicago and Alton road for giving rebates to the Standard Oil Company. When Judge Landis sev ral weeks ago had the matter of directing the Jury to consider returning indictments against the Chicago and Alton road before him, he was informed (jf the agreement of the government to grant immunity from prosecution to the railroad if the road should furnish testimony against the Standard. This the road claims to have done. Judge I.andis would not agree to call the indictments off. though, until he hat! communicated fully with Attorney General Bonaparte. He adjourned the grand jury until September a. when it will reassemble. About ten days ago Mr. Bonaparte had a prolonged conference and hearing with United States Attorney Sims of Chicago: Special Attorney Morrison, in charge of Standard Oil cases, and representatives of the C'hlcaeo and Alton road. He listened has notified Judge Landis as to the attitude of the government. Mr. Bonaparte left Washington a week ago and went from here to Oyster Bay, where he consulted the President, and a decision was reached as to the instructions to be given to Judge I.andis. These instructions, together with correspondence in the case, will be made public Tuesday. There is little doubt, as heretofore outlined in The Star, that the Department of Justice will Inform Judge I,andls that it does not desire the prosecution of the Chicago and Alton for the particular offenses under consideration, and will ask that no further action be taken. PLAGUE DELAYS STEAMER. Member of Crew Taken Ashore at Honolulu. HONOLULU. August 31.??V case of plague is reported on the mail steamer Sierra, just arrived here, a member of the crew being ill. The-cabin passengers have all been landed. The sailing of the steamer H-Ilt I.mhuhli- ??o jolovorl SAX FRANCISCO. August SI.?Dr. Waitings. health officer, reports that there is no change in the plague situation. No newcases have developed. The board of health has decided to fumigate and sterilize the city and county hospitals immediately. BONA FIDE CIRCULATION OF THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR. 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? j week, including and combining its evening and Sunday morning: Issues, is the largest, the best and the only sworn detailed circulation of each day, covering all issues, In the District of Columbia. In both its evening and Sunday morning issues it has a larger carrier delivery circulation into the homes of Washington than eny other two local papers combined. THE SUNDAY STAR, viewed separately, has the largest, the best and the only sworn circulation in the District of Columbia. Fifteen thousand of THE STAR'S regular subscribers take no otner Washington paper whatever In their homes, depending upon THE STAR alone for news and advertising. THE STAR, daily and Sunday, thoroughly covers the local advertising Held, reaching all classes <ot 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. Angnst 24. 1907...... 33,515 SUNDAY. August 25, 1907 34,339 MONDAY, August 26. 1907 32,010 TUESDAY, August 27, 1907 32,270 WEDNESDAY. August 28. 1907 31,037 THUIISDAY, August 29. 1907 32,Ml FRIDAY, August SO. 1907 32,264 Total for the week 22*.4?2 Average 32,029 I solemnly swear that the abova statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING and atAUAi nmn cucuiuiea during the seven days ending August 30. 1907?that is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona fide purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so counted are not returnable to or remain in the office unsold, except In the case of Sunday papers ?ent to out-of-town agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold papers have not yet been received. C0BXEL1U9 ECKHAHDT, Acting Business Manager. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to beforg m? tnis tiurcy-nrst day ot An* KUJt, A- P- WOT. W. "siPKNClUr AftHSTOOtf<J. Notary Publio. ' m THE KEMP THE P( X -ik^B r';' BB^^yjHywwi|B^a *' .^?^^BBE^|gwB|M8^p s -, ^?9 Fugitive Clerk "W The absconding official Is known to ha\ ofT hla mustache soon after leaving Wash result. WAS IN NEWYORKCITY Arthur Kemp Spent Four Days in the Metropolis. TALKED WITH PINKERTONS Registered at Hotel as J. H. Henderson of Baltimore. PLAYED RACES AT SHEEPSHEAD Went Broke and Announced That He Was Leaving in Order to Obtain More Money. Special Dispatch to The Star. i\it,vs i uki\, august .,i.?surprise was felt here when It was learned that the suspect arrested at Logan, W. Va., last Sunday was not James A. Kemp, the Washington police department defaulter. While Kemp did r.ot enjoy a wide acquaintance here, he had a number of friends among actresses, and was a visitor and guest at the Bridge Hotel, where most of the patrons are theatrical people. How he happened to know about the Bridge Hotel, his actress friends do not know, but it is a fact that he arrived there shortly after Ills departure from Washington, the 3d of last month. When the persons about the hotel learned that Kemp, o~ J. H. Henderson of Baltimore, as he registered, was a fugitive from justice they expressed surprise at his willingness to take such a chance of being caught. "It was the combination of women and races that brought him where he was at that time," one of his friends remarked, "and one would have thought he would Jtave become so thoroughly disgusted with the combination that he would have headed In an entirely different direction. It seemed as though he could not give up the races or the girls, however, and following tiiem up in this city came near causing him to get caught." With Girls of the Stage. While Kemp did not seem to have confided In many of his friends In Washington, it is said, he seems to have made confidants of more than one of the stage girls. What he told some of them, It is thought, may yet lead to his capture. There was one actress In whom he had been particularly interested, but she was not here at the time of his arrival. He knew she was not due here at that time, but things at his home had taken such a turn that he could not put off Ws flight any longer. She did come here about ten days after his departure for parts unknown, but made no effort to shield him. He had written her a letter addressed to her home in Detroit, Mich., and the answer to It was due to reach Washington ahmit th? riav lt?ft there. It is said that the contents of his letter to ttie young woman Indicated that he probably had or expected to have a lump sum of money, the writer of the letter having asked If Its recipient would take the money for safekeeping. She is said to have replied that she would not accommodate him. and suggested that he write to a relative. The Identity of the man who registered at Bri-dge Hotel as J. H. Henderson of Baltimore was not known until his favorite stage girl came along and Identified the handwriting of the young man who had gained the good graces of several of the theatrical favorites. "A friend of yours has been here, and he's been out with other girls," the actress was told. "Who was heT' she Inquired. "Mr. Henderson of Baltimore," she was told. "Mr. Henderson?" she asked. "Why, I don't know any Mr. Henderson." Then she went to the register and looked at the name. "Henderson." she repeated, "his name is iveuip, uf b imci ul pyuue in vyasnIngton, and they are after him." Thought He Was Police Chief. The soubrette in question had already been interviewed at her home In the west, and she knew about what her Washington friend had done. She had been ed to believe that he was chief of police and not chief clerk, but he was only one of her many acquaintances, and she did not mind giving him away. She Is now on the stage In the west, and It will be several weeks before she will reach Washington, where she had met and been entertained by Kemp. The conduct of the fugitive while In this city caused his friends some surprise. It had been believed by them that when he left Washington he had either made away with himself or had boarded an outgoing steamer for South America, but the inves uvauon 01 aim ra?vam?nis in mis city snows that he remained here four days, leaving Just In time to etude the detectives who were after him. Not only did he remain here four days, but he called on his old friends, tbe Plnkerton detectives, and had tthem pass him through the gates at Sheepshead. Three days, reports have It. he visited the track, being admitted by Capt. Dtthane. The latter knew iUm as tbe chief DLICE ARE SEEKING Without Mustache. e tried to change his appearance by cutting tngton. The above photograph shows the clerk of the Washington police department, but he foail no Idea that he was a defaulter. Winning's at Sheepshead. Kemp's first day on the track netted him nearly $20, the second day s pickings from the bookies amounting to something like $40. While he had money he had no trouble finding girl friends, but when, at the end of the third day. he went broke he also found It necessary to seek other companions. "I'm broke," he said at the hotel that night, "but I'm going to Rnltimore, where I will get money. Then I'll return."' The present whereabouts of Kemp, the detectives admit, depends somewhat upon his real financial condition at the time he left the hotel after making the state ment that he was broke. Some of them believe that he was without funds and that he killed himsMf. while others think he had put away monev enough to give him a start on a voyage which would land him a long distance from the United States. It is repo"ted here that Kemp has been heard from since his departure from the hotel four days after he disappeared from Washington, and rumor has It that he is in some out-of-the-way .place, but Just where the place fat has not been stated. One of the actress friends of Kemp Is responsible for the statement that he is still alive atid that he is in the United States, but if she really knows where he Is sho has not divulged It to any of the detectives here. Kemp Was Communicative. Ijt is recalled by those who came in contact with Kemp while he was hero that he was very communicative, conversing w^ith the hotel clerk p. <d guests and making himself agreeable; with everybody. When he reached here he had a small mustache but the morning after his arrival he went to a barber and had it shaved. The loss of so small an amount of hirsute growth made a great change in his general appearance. althnnir'.i tlK.au u-tin Imrl him at the hotel the day previous were able to recognize him as Mr. Henderson of Baltimore. "V "This is the first time in twenty years," he remarked to one of the guests at tlie hotel, "1 hat I have had my mustache shaved, and I know my folks will not know me when I return home." LEHNA PLEADS GUILTY MAY GET FIFTY-FIVE YEABS FOB CBIMINAL ASSAULT. TIVIT .1 .TT Pa Amnio* 31 _Ri- lulrln. advantage of an act of the state legislature of April 15, 1907, and throwing himself on the mercy of the court, declaring his readiness to accept punishment, Henry Lehna, accused of "assaulting fourteen-year-old Alma Whitehead of TCurnerev'"e. Pa-, will escape the ordeal of a court trial, and will be sentenced on his plea of guilty. Lehna went before Judge Thomas yesterday, and Is said to have formally confessed to three assaults on his victim, and to robbing her. Judge Thomas informed I.ehna as to the maximum penalty for his crimes, fifteen years on each of the three assault rharares. and ten vears for the rohherv. making: in all fifty-five years. The prisoner said he fully understood the situation and was prepared to take his punishment. The case will be brought up In open court on September 12, when sentence will be pronounced. WARFARE AGAINST TIPPING. I A. F. of L. to Aid in Fight to Abolish Pernicious System. Special Dispatch lu Tlie Star. CHICAGO, 111., August 31.?Abolition of tips is the latest flat issued by the Amerii can Federation of Labor. It is proposed to establish a wage scale for hotel and restaurant employes that will prohibit the acceptance of tips from patrons. The Fedoration of Labor asks tho nnhilr* nodes* in this by withholding all tips from waiters. porters, bell boys and other helD in public places. Kvery union man in the United States will be expected to obey this order. "The degrading habit of accepting tips must be stopped." said R. H. McKinzle, business agent of the Hotel Employers' Association. "The practice has grown to such proportions during the past few years that wage scales, in many cases, are not considered when the applicant seeks employment. In fact, his employer will tell him what the position is worth in tips and base the amount he Is to receive upon this fact." The crusade in behalf of the woman workers in the btg stores and hotels will be pushed through the winter. It Is not the intention of the American Federation of Labor to create a condition that will lead up to a strike, but the organizers say they will try to get a conference with managers of the stores and have them agree to some plan to boost wages and abolish tips. ROOSEVELT AN EDITOB. Bumor That Ha May Ban the New York Tribune. NEW YORK, August 31.?A rumor was in circulation yesterday that President Roosevelt had arranged to get control of the New York Tribune and to assume Its direction after he leaves the White House. Hart Lyman, editor-in-chief of the Tribune, when asked about this report, said it was the first he had heard of it. He was sure that he would be one of thi> first to know about It If ?uch a deal were even contemplated by Whltelaw Reii and Mr. Roosevelt. Denial by Loeb. OYSTER BAY. N. Y? August 31?President Roosevelt will not become a newspaper man at the end of his term The story printed in a New York paper that he is negotiating for control of the New York Tribune was denounced fby Secretary I,oeb as a fake mad? out. of irhole clot hi ""Vr. a.,~H nlin h i o V, ..... ? h At t (?>i t of by the President. - 'said Mr. Lo?b. "Neither would lie consider It for a moment. The very Idea of a former President conducting a newspaper and erlticflUng the acts of his successor Is undignified and preposterous." SINEWS OF WAX. Money tor Striking Members of Trades Unions. The several building trades unions in the District are providing the "sinews of war" for their striking members In the shspe of money for th? defense funds. It is said. Announcement was made today that the sum of $l,t<UO per week has been piov.de J for the members of the Brotherhood of Carpenters who are on strike In this cltv additional to the money provided by the International body. Each member of the brotherhood will be required during the continuance of the lockout and str ke 10 pay a strike assessment of $1 per The I ? l. - A 1 - .1 nf 11 IT" HMICIn Ul U'C .THIftumimiiru wi .v,* . ... Carpenters will take similar action at the meeting of their unitm next Tuesday evening. it was add'd. The further announcement was made that steps are being taken by the grievance committee of the building trades to "straighten out" several subcontractors who are said to bo employing non-union mechanics. Some of these subcontractors have promised. according to members of tiie grievance committee, to unionize their work within a short period, varying from ten to fifteen days. Indications are that the struggle be iween ine empioytrs auu iue uu una ???<? be protracted and stubborn. ALL ARETGREED FOR PEACE RESPONSES FROM CENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLICS. Special Invitation to * General Conference May Be Drawn Up Early Next Week. Acting Secretary Adee has been informed that the provisional government of Honduras and the government of Guatemala have accepted President Roosevelt's proposition to adjust all Central American issues by peae "ful means. The Honduran president's acceptance was quite as hearty n- """ a fan* that Bat isfaction to the State Department arul to the Mexican charge, Senor Godoy. who has been Indefatigable in his efforts to bring the matter to a conclusion. The acceptances was along general lines. Had the Central American executives shown a disposition to be technical and to Ins'st upon discussing in their notes the limitations to be placed upon the projected conference the work of the intermediaries would have been much more difficult. The action of Guatemala showed that tiie Central American republics are a unit for the proposed peace negotiations, and removes the last remaining doubt as to the success of the preliminary negotiations. Senor Godoy. the Mexican charge here, called at the State Department today to exchange felicitations with Acting Secretary Adee over the successful outcome of their efforts to arrange for a peaceful settlement of the differences between the Central American republics. It appears that the presidents of the Central Amer can governments communicated to President Diaz of Mexico notes of acceptance and thanks similar in general terms to those sent to President Roosevelt and published yesterday. Mr. Godoy is now in communication with- i his own government relative to the further proceedings, and It Is expected that next Tuesday he will be in a position to jo'n with Acting Seerntary Adee in framing something In the nature of a specific invitation to the live presidents to s>nd delegates to a general conference, where. It is hoped that an ironclad treaty will b=> (iriwn permanently binding the parties to resort only to peaceful means in settling future disputes. PRESIDENT AND STRIKE OFFICIALLY STATED HE WILL NOT INTERFERE. OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. August 31.?It was niithrtnltaHvoK' n 1 ?1 . , V.I owcscCTW vwuaji Lllfll rrfSlUflll Roosevelt will not Interfere or take any part looking to a settlement of the telegraphers" strike. Secretary Loeb said the numerous appeals to the President to take such action which have been reported in the newspapers have not been received at Oyster Bay. and that at no time since the beginning of the strike has the President seen any necessity or reason why he should intervene. KNIGHT'S IDEA OF HIS BIGHTS. Dismissed Shipping Commissioner Doesn't Propose to Keep Quiet. This Is a story without a moral. William R. Knight, formerly shipping commissioner of the port of Philadelphia, under the classilied* civil service, was removed from that position August C for pernici'ous political activity. I>ast Saturday, August 24, he was appointed assistant director of public works of Philadelphia by Mayor Reyburn. The position from which he was removed paid J2,OUO a year; the position to which he is appointed brings him $4,000 a year. The hearing in Mr. Knight's case was held July J), 10 and 11. In the course of hi's examination he was asked whether he did not know that in devoting a great part of his time to politics he was directly disregarding the orders of the President. He replied that he bad taken an active part in politics since he was twenty-one years of age. and Intended to keep at It. "If Secretary Taft can go through the country speechmaki'ng,'' he said. "I do not see why In my humble way I cannot help ray party. Nobody has any fault to find with the conduct of my office, and what I do with my time outside office hours is iny own affair. I have been active in politics and propose to continue to b>\ and the sooner the people of the United States llnd out that the civil service is a farce and abolish It the better." Mr. Knight Is republican leader of the forty-fifth ward in Philadelphia, and has held all sorts of positions on city, state and campaign committees. He was out of office just eighteen days, which hiatus, at the rate of his former salary, amounts to a tine of about 1100. MAT TOON WRECK. Four Have Died as a Result of Their Injuries. MATTOON, 111.. August 31.?Four persons died last night of Injuries suffered yesterday In the collision of two interurban cars near Charleston. 111., making the total dead nineteen persons. Nearly fifty others were Injured, a dozen of these being in a critical condition. The four who died during the Mrs. Wliyam Ceie. Ronald Porky a. John Riley. pater iloyers. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. 8IASCONSET. Mass., August 31.? Steamer New York, from Southampton for New York, was In communication with the wireless station here when at>eam of Nantucket lightship at 1 a.m. today. Will probably dock about 2 p.jp. today. NEW YORK. August 31.? Arrived: Steamer New York, from Southampton and Cherbourg. LAWYERS AIPORTLAHD Interesting Papers Read at the International Meeting. OTllin nil nillfinfir iof> 11P OlHUU U(X UIVUHUt I55UL Central Registry Bureau at Washington Urged DECREES ON REAL RESIDENTS Treaty-Making Powers Discussed. British Delegate Refers to the Snu Francisco-Japanese Affair. PORTLAND. Me.. August :<1 -This Is the lam day of the confeP^no* of the liner national I.aw Association. whti-h was >nvened Thursday morning: It was expe? t. ?| that both a morning and evening session would he held, as on the previous da>s. Limits of active Intervention t?> h state to secure the fulfillment of contracts in favor of its own citizens entered int?? by them with other states was the suhj t of a paper which was to be road during the morning session by Chief Justice Simeon E. Baldwin of the Connecticut supreme court of errors, the honorary president of the conference. The other papers prepared for todaj were by M. Gaston de Leval of Brussels, I)r. Erne Wittmann and Dr. A. liiudenberg of Copenhagen. Migratory Divorces Opposed. Suggestions that the divorce decrees ol one state be extended to all through a registry bureau in Washington, and that divorce Jurisdiction receive international recognition, were the features of yesterday's session tti connection with the meeting of tli* American Liar Association. In*- vexed questions of contraband of war and of Uie * "most-favored-nation" clause In treaties of commerce were also considered. Tlie suggestions regarding divorce were made by J. Arthur Barrett of Loudon auA New York. "American 'migratory divorces, " lie said. "arc a continuing source of trouble in England a-s well as in this country. I cannot too strongly emphasize the fact that while the English courts will, of course, recognize American divorces, if duly procured and valid such divorces where there has been no bona tide domicile of the plaintiff in tli* state where the action was brought and ho or she almply resided in such slate for th? period required by its laws, ami very soon after returned to the former domicile. Registry in Washing-ton Suggested. "There should be a 'central registry,' sarin Washington, supported at the expense o( all the states, where divorce decrees rendered throughout the United States sho'ild be recorded, and each state should enact a law providing that its decrees shall not become final and Imperative until so re? corded. tise their business should be disbarred tor unprofessional conduct. It would be well if divorce proceedings were under the supervision of the attorney general In each state." W. O. Hart of New Orleans', who opened the discussion of Mr. Barrett's paper, deprecated the idea that the great question of divorce be relegated to a question of speed. A resolution was adopted that a committee be appointed to confer on tho general subject of International divorce decrees and to collate the laws of all civilized countries on the cause of divorce and divorce procedure. ^ Contraband of War. Lord Justice Kennedy of London. Kngland. read a paper on contraband of war, 1 and presented some suggestions, which In his opinion, if adopted by the nations, would materially aid in settling the most difficult points of the question. They were: A category of articles in time of war shall receive the sanction of international agreement: that things of doubtful nature shall be treated as conditionally contraband; that if the right of visitation and seizure Is not proved, redress shall follow; that an international agreement shall be adopted as to lue rigm 01 searcn ana seuun:, auu the area of visitation and search be limited in time of war. Everett P. Wheeler of New York read a paper pn the treaty-making power of the United States in its international aspect. in which he said that before the second centenary after the annexation of Louisiana be far advanced the United States would undoubtedly dominate economically all the Asiatic and American countries bordering on the Pacific, and would be playing in the world the part played until these latter days by England. No Sanction to Treaty. "Yet. surprising as it may seeta." h? continued, "the fact is undoubted that within a few years and. indeed, from tlm? , to time throughout our national existence, citizens of the United States and of foreign countries as well, who had at least for a 4 time the public ear. have maintained that there was no sanction to a treaty made bjr the United States, and no national power capable of enforcing its provl?lons within the federal limits. The question was ralaed most recently in reference to admission of Japanese children to the public schools of San Francisco. "It has been discussed in every decade since the republic came into being. Never did it have more Importance than at tha present moment. I maintain that a treaty, when made by the President of the United States and ratified by the Senate, is binding upon every resident of the United Slates and every citizen of the republic, wherever he may be. and that the President and the federal courts are vested with power to enforce the provisions of th? treaty and that it is the duty of Congress to pass all laws which may be necessary to carry these provisions into effect." NATIONAL MEDICOS ADJOURN. Colored Doctors Elect Officers and End Three Days' Session. S|?erial Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. Md.. August 31.-The National Medical Association concluded its labors yesterday, after a three days' session at Metropolitan Hall, on Orchard street. near Druid Hill avenue. The election of H officers, which provoked some lively but good-humored contests, resulted as follows; ^ President, W. H. Wright, Baltimore, Md.; ^ vice president. Charles Roberts. New York y city; secretary, J. A. Kenney, Tuskegae, Alabama: treasurer. A. Wllberforce Williams. Chicago. 111.; assistant secretary, I. A. Lawrence. Klizabeth. N. J.; corresponding dental secretary, L. H. Fenderson, I Washington. D. C.; corresponding pliar maceutical secretary, Dr. Philip D. Lee, >lllieaKeviue. *?<*. At the surgical clinic at Providence Hospital, important operations involving tit* removal of flbrold tumors, were succeaM fully performed by Dr. A. M. Curtis of Washington. D. C.. Dr. John E. Hunter of Lexington, Ky., and by Dr. W. S. Harris of Baltimore. The reception last night at Lyric Hall closed the social side of the convention season, and this morning a party numbering nearly two hundred left by steamer for the Jamestown exposition, where they will witness the exercises prepared for "'Physicians' day" In the negro department and visit the negro building and tlie other attractions on the grounds. Sunday will be spent at Hampton Institute, where special services will be held and a side trip will be taken later to Buckroe Beach. The next convention of the National Medical Association will be held in August, 1908, in New York city. C sj SOUTHAMPTON. August 31?Tlie American line steamship St. Louis, which sailed from here for New York today, had arming her passengers Senator and Mrs. Chaunce/ M- Ifepew.