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?an*? What act had she ever done before
?Ince?"** insane? What has "he done
The attorney declared the daaed appear
ance of the defendant after the shooting
sanlt ?0re ,ndlcatlve cf ?mlty than In
. A ""aniac is not shocked by what he
ih? Im*' i^her esults in It as being
the will of God, It was added.
Speaking of the repeated statements of
. y on the wll?"H stand that
?f. .1?! remember what had happened
?tto?J5*^a? rn}*r?d Bro?n? room, the
? ttorney declared that was the keystont
of the defense of insanity.
|f S .t^d1d..2^t rem^mbfr." Mr. Turner re
hiT^io k uat no defen,p- Suppose a
rnitfiS ?. "? 2 r<>bbod a b?nk. and ad
th? c?m,nK fr?m the institution with
Yhifi,.61"- ?iM)uld set up as a defense
v??, v.? . not remember!' Would
? ?} i? innocent as insane?
nAfhrv.fhW li no, Pl!ctu"e more full of
heini^j Jhilii?8 p,cture of a woman with
and ihit seeking help for them.
h?lrt wiJ the future which has been
ft,.? bBfore you to convince your hearts
InAiJ to believe this woman Is
insane when your heads know efr.e is not."
Different From Other Women.
. In another sensational period In his ad
dress. the assistant United States attorney
dec.sred: -This woman is a brilliant wom
en. She is different from other women?
jy?r*th*r' thank God other women are
different from her. If any but this
actreM had told that story on
the witness stand it would have ft.led ev
0nt^hn*1vwlth a haf>Py home i" h!"
nund. with abhorrence and condemna
the ni'd?t ?f his argiment Mr. Tur
court comPlalned of illness before
^5 ' e*Perienced a sudden dls
alness and was compelled to sit down
Burned* r88t ?f about ten minutes, he re
tnML,7i^er Froted fulljr half an hour
so setting out in .eview a number of
?vents jn the life of Brown and Mrs.
i rtadin* letters of the de
fendant to show that she was the pur
suer, and Brown the pursued, rather than
on thVetand** ' defendam had ?=la'^d
"She was no hopeless, helpless mor
ch,1Ta nW0?Kn w,tl? two Illegitimate
W ('?? mu8t cUn? t0 senator
SZELfr^WJ* herM" and the
children, the speaker said. "We have
Bower?4 8#?rWl. Chrl?tcnsen was em
Jloo ? m?-.?K^?r *5?000 "oase and
!?t ??ntb until her youngest child
TJf ?! age Judge King in 1004 made
Mra Z' Wlth a mortgage on
f?ra- Brown s house to secure Its pay
Bradia? er trled to Persuade Mrs.
wlfh Byr?? C?w? her n"c,t Nations
h.1 JJor fam'ly tried to get
^ do Jt. She and Brown were ar
rested, and the law tried to do it.
*n 1000, when Mrs. Brown was dy
l.?',,Mrl,t?al most malignant
of diseases which eats and ears and
eats Into the very vitals, we - nti that
Bailey went to Judge Wenger
tried to get him to go to Mrs.
Brown and persuade her to get a di
vorce. Mrs. Bradley knew Mrs. Brown
*' *nd that attempt to get a
doomed woman to die divorced rather
*ha.n a wife was a piece of cruelty that
and* a" play ?0min0n k,11,ng a pastime
Referring to the defendant's physical
condition when she arrived in this city,
!** aaeistant United States attorney de
clared the whole hypothetical question of
tl>e defense must fall-'because It Is
based on sepsis and she had no sepsis."
Mr. Turner compared the alienists of
the defense with those for the govern
-.^V,J""ler compartd the alienists for
5l" J , ? Evans as a stump speech.
He ooncluded declaring that the defense
mutSf ^ w'ish,!d wlth toe
greatest possible care Mhen Insanity has
bean claimed only to cover the day or the
boor of a violation of the law.
Attorney Wells for the Defense.
"Wbjr did she kill Senator Brown?" At
torney Wells queried early in his address
answering the assistant United States at
torney and opening for the defense.
Bacauae her mlad had been unbalanced
by the wrongs she had suffered, and she
ami wrong?"t0 *****+ *Sw?nj5
to t?e testimony of
Cel. Kalghn, ex-Judge Henderson, Ar
Iitwicf aj?l*8 and other Salt Lake city wlt
he said, had noticed
^ Un Bradley's pe
Mr. Wells spoke for only thirty-flve
2*222^, "}>" /hat brief time hemade
J ny appeal to the feelings of th?
tS?2^t*?h-i*l? ,partlcuIar emphasis upon
St that she ^ras sane *
Lake City witnesses, the attor
'X took note of Mrs. Brad
i. actions, but the defense had
?/ thtm ,ea?^ t tra*
, y would result from the Brown-Br&H
tt' t0?* OCCMlon to
Mr ^Mlble danger
an adjournment until Monday mor?ta^
KLLLXD XU. BBADLEY'S SISTEB
"Dr." Lucy Eagenow Convicted on
CHICAGO. November 30.?"Dr." Lucy
Hagenow. almost sixty years old, was
found guilty of murder today In Judge
CheUatn's court and sentenced to twenty
years In the penitentiary. She was tried
* on a charge of causing the death of Mrs.
Anna Horavltch by an illegal operation.
She had been previously convicted of a
similar crime and sentenced to an inde
terminate term In the penitentiary for
manslaughter, but was paroled after serv
ing a year. "Dr." Hagenow has long
been a thorn to the police and the object
of attack by physicians and medical
societies. It was stated In the closing
argument for the state that Mrs. Hage
now had practiced for thirty-seven years,
ani had been the cause of a thousand
deaths. One of the deaths was that of
Lie la Maddlson, sister of Mrs. Bradley,
whoss trial for the murder of Senator
Brown of Utah Is in progress at Wash
ington. The ante-mortem statement of
Iolu Maddlson was part of the evidence
that convicted "Dr." Hugenow.
ELEVATOR FELL TE2T ST0BIES.
Iwo Persons Killed and Six Serious
ly Injured at Chicago.
CHICAGO. November 30.?Two persons
?re reported to have been killed and six
seriously injured in a passenger elevator
B'hlch fell ten floors today In the store
of b>lenheimer. Htein & Co., clothiers, 204
Twenty persons, the majority of them
women, are said to- have been in the
elevator when It fell. A Are alarm was
turned In and two companies responded
and assisted in the work of rescue.
As the elevator left the tenth floor on a
downward trip the cable parted, and the
age plunged downward, striking the bot
tom of the shaft with terrific force. Most
of the occupants were employes of Arms
In the building Two bodies were taken
out of the car at the bottom of the shaft.
Six more are said to be under the
A Delegation of Indians.
Secreta y Garfleld accompanied to the
White House a delegation of Indians rep
resenting the Five Civtllsed Tribes of the
Indian Territory. In the delegation were
Gov. Johnston of the Chickasaws, Gov.
Brown of the Sem:noles, D. C. McCurtaln.
son of the chief of the Choctaws; Messrs.
Colbert, Oheedle, Hudson and Hackney,
and Indian inspector J. George Wright.
They are in Washington to consult Secre
tary Onrfi"ld and membe s of the Hous*
and Senate Indian committees regarding
the removal of restrictions on Indian lands
In the Indian Territory, the sale of their
coal lands, and other matters relating to
their business affairs. They called at the
White House merely to pay their respects
to President Roosevelt.
Held for Orand Jury.
John W. Crowther. colored, aged fif
teen. was txlay held by United States
Commissioner Anson 8. Taylor In a bond
of fl.oflO fqr the action of the grand Jury
on the- charge of collecting the money on
a p'>st office order not his own. The
money order was for $10. and was made
payable to Christian W. Johnson.
Great Annual Clash on Frank
SEATS WERE AT A PREMIUM
V. of P. Has Charge of All the Ar
BOTH TEAMS IN FINE SHAPE
Army Has Been Defeated But Once
This Year, While the Narj
Waa Beaten Twice.
PHILADELPHIA. November 30.?A
small army of military and naval men
accompanied by member* of their families
arrived here yesterday and made things
lively about the hotels where the two
foot ball teams were quartered. Today
nearly 20.000 foot ball visitors came here
in special trains from all directions. Four
of these trains came from New York, two
from West Point, tfitee from Annapolis,
three from Washington and others from
nlaces nearer this city.
The game will be played on FrankMn
Field under the management ef the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, and notwith
standing this fact oniy about one-third
2!^,hT?v.nntr,,al?,r" who wln B*e the ran*?
ire Phlladelnb ans. This is due to the
'n^t that two-thirds of the tickets ar? di?
-ibuted enua'ly by the a-rov and navv de
nartments. while the other third is sold by
he University of Pennsylvania for the
*>eneflt of th* widows' and orphans' fu-d#
of the two branches of the services The
lemand for tickets wa< many t'mes grea*.
?r than the supply and the university had
?iuch difficulty in allotting Us shsr? of
near'y 10.000 seats. Some o? the tteke's
is usual got Into the hands of speculators
*nd they are bringing as high as $15
Teams in Fine Fettle.
The teams are In fine fettle and each Is
confident of v'ctory. They are pretty we.f]
?natch"d. thoneh the army men are slight
'avorltes because of their greater experi
ence and better record for the year. The
army has sulTered but one def?at this sea
son. that at the hands of Cornell, while
* navy has twice been beaten.
's'^Today ? f?r th* amy' Comch Perbes
h,!t^.a.;e /J0* ""^"tlmatine the navy,
we Z* ^ wry mJaeh disappointed If
v??r ago." revtn?? ,OT ?e defeat of a
T.leut. Reeves of the navy. Mid th?.t the
^idshlnmen had their hearts set on win
ing this game and had made It th? obW
'JZ.WS* th*,'r schedule. Be
?2$ this he would not mtlM predictions.
The following is the line-up;
l?,I'r ?r?ht tarlfe V/"
w Tl'V "'?? ond V. ?'
Wnnntford Qn?r(?rh?<-lt Kjj*
?mith :::: ??s2Z
Perfect weather* favored ft?a ^
ies. vvi^n a promDtn?*9 thaf wo.
"eenlng wi?h the strict dl-olprne Tf%h?
nmZJ? narii,he bat?.lioni of future
officers marched Into the fleld ?f i w
VcW, tah,n<l tana,
??y cadets came in first an*
^TreornBan|0,!S?th<V fle'd ,nd <tto
!n frrtnt of <heir stands
Jvp" "t'entlon they gave a
neer first for the army a^d th*n for tha
***?' these were being given the
TnMte.n7"T, mule , d'cltea in the h'ark.
march'^o^e ot Wett
As the army boys took their seats the
on^he^eM 2?Tpa,nt^ s'rong marched
"ront .vi d .*tor,d at attention in
rout of their s*ats for a moment. A
?enJ them to their *ea*#? a mo
2J55 J* ?r'. A dressed In blue a^d
-old trotted on the field to act a? the
tnheV?rm^&frtT-Jrhe navy then cheered
army' the University of Pennsylvania
and the navy team. -v
twith th**' ceremonies
tumbled *on the fle'd and the
bombardment of cheering by the rival
rootera began. In the midst of the cheer
ing the students of the University of
Pennsylvania rose and impartially gave
each team a cheer. *
Just before the teams lined up the army
sprung another mascot, a bear which wna
led around the Held. a*
Kickoff for West Point.
West Point won the toss and took the
kickoff and gave the Navy the east goal.
The wind Is slightly In the Navy's favor.
Beaver kicked off for the Army on the
minute of 2 o'clock. The ball went over
the goal line and the Navy kicked out
2J2 ?lne. The ball landed In
midfleld. West Point was unable to gain
and Beaver punted. The Navy promptly
returned the kick.
For the next five minutes the play was
in the center of the field, both teams do
ing mucl) kicking. The first forward pass
1,?. attempted by the Army and
fal.ed, the Navy getting the ball. The
pigskin was punted to the Army's 15-yard
line, where Beavers received it and with
magnificent interference he ran 45 yards
before he was downed. On the next line
up the Army was pena'.lzed 15 yards.
The Navy showed surpr slog strength
on the defense and the Army, after being
forced back for a 30-yard loss, was com
pelled to kick, the ball landing in the
Navy s possession on their own 35-yard
Up to this point Douglass' punting and
the good work of the Navy's ends were
large factors in keeping the play almost
entirely in the Army's territory. After
getting the bail on their own 1-yard line,
the Army punted to midfleld. Douglass
got the ball and made a sensational run
through the entlrd Army field to West
Point s 8-yard line. The naval contingent
on the north stand was worked up to a
high pitch of excitement.
The Army appears to be plainly on the
run. The Navy made 2 yards on two
lin? plunges, und at this point play was
momentarily stopped wnile Fowler re
placed Pullen at the Navy's right tackle
The Army's line held fast and the Navy
attmpted a forward pass. It failed and
it was the Army's ball on their own 15
yard line. Beaver's kicked out of dan
ger. but the ball was Immediately re
turned Douglass and Beavers, however,
fumbled the ball and a middy fell on it
and waa downed by Beavers on the
Army's 25-yard line.
Navy Scores Touchdown.
Douglass made 10 yards around the
Army's left end and then Lange, on a
quick formation for a forward pass, took
the hall around the Army's right and to
within * yards of the West Point goal
line. Douglass galne^ 2 yards and just
as R^lfsnider wag being plunged over the
goal line for a touchdown, he fumbled
The Navy, however, recovered the ball
about 2 yards from the line. The Navy
held a conference and decided to let Doug
laHS muke a supreme attempt to kick the
ball over. He rose to the occasion and
the ball was pushed over. Lanre kicked
the goal. Score:
Navy, 6; Army. 0.
Beavers kicked off, and Douglass re
turned the punt to the Army's 52-yard
line. The West Pointers did not try to
advance the ball, end Immediately kicked
back to the Navy's territory. Douglass
after making 20 yards, punted, and it was
the Army's bail on her own 40-yard line
On the first line-up the Army fumbled
t?yar<Minethe y " ba" on the Army's'
? a Peculiar Play occurred. Doug
lass tried an on-side kick and Weeks
broke through and got the ball. Douglass
The Army again failed to pierce thai
Navy's Une and Beavers kicked to Navy's
th7fMhange of punts gave
W Navy the ball en their own 40-yard
l?y? from Which point Jones, with mag
nmcent Interference, carried the ball 30
and a forward pass gave
ll*?'" *? y*??? more. They tried another
forward paw, but it failed, and It was
,P* 6 ball on their own 20-yard
une. Beavers Itloked to his 40-yard line.
- Of kicks followed and the Navy
a rm!?.S?*u i*1.? bal' on a 'um*>le on the
jVl?y " 15-yard Une. An end play gave
tkf^L .y ?rd8, and OB a fake formation on
"erxt line-Bp the Navy lost two yards.
Here Lange tried a field goal, but it was
iweoiied and he recovered It at the same
2. 'w? where the play started.
arm^O.*"1" ?Core; N*v,?
The Navy bucked the line without re
sult and the Middles then lost the ball
on downs through Lange's failure to ad
va"ce It on a fake kick formation.
The half ended with the ball In the
Armys possession on their 25-yard line.
Score: Navy, fl; Army, 0.
MBOR IN PORTO RIGO
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TOLD OF
IpfrtTn f ?f labor of
7^.^?? ^ toId *Wat Roosevelt
? woirkln?nj?n of the island are
b^v^Jk aves: that th,re W little Im
provement over the condition* of Danish
days; that 800.000 workers, on the farms
and elsewhere get from 15 cents to ?
cents a day for ten hours' work; that the
? per cent;
?"4 ?oonomic position ef
*,fke 0141 or ?rt or slave,
many other things of Uk? nature.
i and J?"iuln
mm?. n? ? bricklayers and stone
_T y were presented by Sam
s'' OomDers of the American tedera
??? Arthur B- Hoiden,
legislative agent of the federation.^
Condition Due to Politics. X I
Aecortfln* to the Porto Rioans the
miserable condition of the laboring peo
Pie is due more to politics than any
thing else, owing to the fact that
n of self-government exists is
controlled by the same influences that
SueSfl? Jl2Jh*.^?an,"h dayr The in
firtn '?land secure elec
?nact law. eo pa^UiTTtobX /hit
better *Th*?T"r""* 'Lv' "m or
}a Buch a shortage of
Jlri n? than on? boy or
Men ? ? ??tting education.
Men of local influence think that edu
secut?onP<VJ8 afjlcultural laborers. Per
f ?H?? 1 widespread, and banltary
conditions are extremely bad.
Subject* fot Consideration.
The President asked to give consid
oration to the following:
1. That American citizenship be given
to Porto Rico.
2. That economies be made in the In
3. That school appropriations be in
creased to twice the amount now expend
? appropriation* be reduced:
?. That Porto Rican teachers bs paid
? S"7? ?* American teachei s. " ~
be aKheTyiCt lmbor pubHc worka
7. That workmen engaged on govern
^nlTh0rJf" be ^ "V'?S wages compati
ble with decent government.
8. That the executive council of the
Is.and be directed to investigate and prose
cute corporations holding more than 5.000
acres of ground in violation of the For
^ legislation be enacted for the
protection of the laborer ag& beSg
paid in anything but American currency:
against xnercUeasnesa of trusts, sugar fac
torles, etc., and providing for inspection
?n?i *^op8, apartment buildings
and all kinds of establishments; that the
P?',c? shall no longer be used for
strikebreakings and terrorizing; that a
branch .abor bureau be established; that
a law be put on the books against the
employment of children under fourteeh
years or age.
OCEAN LINER MOVEMENTS.
SIASCONSET,- "Mass., November 30.?
The steamer Minnehaha, London for New
Tork, was in communication with the sta
tion here, ninety miles east of Nantucicet
lightship at midnight. Will dock late to
day or early Sunday morning.
SABLE ISLAND, N. 8., November 30.? I
The steamer La Gascogne, from Havre
F ^ew York, was in communication bv
with the Mareon? s?
? here <jrhen 135 miles southeast Of thin
Bona Eide Circulation of The Even
ing and Sunday Star.
The sworn statement below shows
that the circulation of TUB STAR
?? what It is claimed to be. The
circulation of THE STAR for the
week, including and combining its
evening and Sunday morning is
sues. 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
? mornfng Issues it has a larger car
rier delivery circulation Into the
homes of Washington than any
other two local papers combined
THE SUNDAY STAR, viewed sep
arately. 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 other
Washington paper whatever in
their .tomes, depending upon THE
STAR alone for news and adver
? JHB ^I'AR' da,ly and Sunday,
thoroughly covers the local adver
tising field, 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, November 23. 1907.8T.S4a
SUNDAY, November 24, 1907,... Trfl.TTfrt
MONDAY, November 25, 1907.,. 88 780
TUK8DAY, November 26, 1907..
WEDNESDAY. November 27. 1907
THURSDAY, November 28. 1907. 84 OOS
FRIDAY, November 29, 1807... 85^5ie
Total for the week.
I solemnly swear that the above
statement represents only the num
ber of copies of THE EVENING
and SUNDAY STAR circulated dur
ing the seven days ended Novem
ber -M, 10O7?that is, the number
of copies actually sold, delivered
furnished or mailed, for valua
ble consideration, to bona flde
purchasers or subscribers?and
that the copies so counted are
not returnable to or remain in
the oflice unsold, exc?pt th#
case of Sunday papers sent to
out-of-town agents only. f-om
. whom a few returns of unsold pa
pers have not yet been received
J. WHIT. HERRON. '
The Evening Star Newspaper Com
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this thirtieth day of Novem
ber, A.D. 1007.
. E' E- HAMEY.
(Seal.) Notary Public.
LI6HTS OUT AT JAMESTOJfN
WIND-UP OF THE BIO EXPOSI
TION THIS EVENING.
NORFOLK, Va.. November SO.?Bright
sunshine, with the hate of Indian rum
mer lingering; over the landscape,
greeted the closing day of the James
town exposition, and the attractive pro
gram has drawn a great crowd to the
grounds. It is a day of partings and
farewells among the thousands of ex
hibitors, concessionaires, state building
bests, employes and officials.
This evening in the Auditorium Pres
ident Tucker will deliver a speech re
viewing the exposition, and - setting
forth Its hardships and its successes,
and Director General Martin will make
a financial statement.
Attendance Was Large.
At midnight President Tucker will
turn off the lights, and the big fair
will be closed. Its future Is problem
atic. Receivers may be asked to keep
the exposition intact, and in readiness
for another year, on a prospective sale
as a whole of all the property. Vir
ginia's large fruit and perishable ex
hibits will be distributed among the
charitable institutions of the state.
Maryland's will be sent to Baltimore
for exhibit there. This class of ex
hibits from most of the other states
will be sold or given away this even*
5lrector General Martin today au
thorised a statement showing t?ie total
attendance at the exposition since the
opening, April 26, to have been about
2,800,000, of which about 1,500,000 were
Features of the closing day were a final
military spectacle Including parades and
drills by all the United States troops that
have been at the exposition since the
opening, reviewed by President Tucker
and other officials; a children's carnival,
all children under twelve years of age
who applied at the gates having been ad
mitted without charge; a baby show, a
ball and other closing events tonight.
GOOD CARD FOR LAST DAY
FINE WEATHER, GOOD TRACE
AND A BIO CROWD.
BENNING, t>. C., November 30.?A good
card, splendid weather, and the final day
of the Bennlng fall meeting were a trio
of attractions that drew out a big crowd
this afternoon. Many of the bookies came
to the track with their big satchels, ready
to start for their New York homes im
mediately after the last race, and hun
dreds of other close followers of the sport
went with them.
The track has thoroughly dried out and
East on Wins First Race.
BENNING, D. C., November 30-First
race, for three-year-olds and upward;
one mile?Easton (Brussel), 4 and 8 to 5,
first; Thlstledale (Raynor), 8 to 5 and
3 to 5, second; Panlque (Beckman). 10,
3 and 8 to 9. third. Start fair; won
handily. Time, 1.43.
Sara Wing the Second.
Second race, steeplechase for four-year
olds and upward; about two and one-half
miles?Kara (Mr. Taylor), 9 to 10 and 2 to
5, won; Essex (Archibald), 5 and 6 to 5,
second; Tama Christy (Kelleher), 6 and 8
to 5, third.
Start good. Won handily. Time, 5:08.
GUESTS OF THE GOVERNMENT
PRESIDENT AMADOR AND FAM
ILY VISIT MOUNT VERNON.
President Amador of Panama and his
party were the guests of the Uni ed States
government on a pilgrimage to Mount
Vernon today in order that they might
pay a tribute of respect to the memory
of the first President of the United 8tates.
The trip was made on the U.S.8. May
flower, commanded by Commander Vogel
gesang, which vessel left its morrlngs at
the Washington navy yard about 11
o'clock and returned there late this aft
ernoon. Luncheon was served on the na
val yacht shortly after the party left
Mount Vernon on the return trip.
The President of Panama will finish his
visit to the National capital tomorrow and
proceed to New York, whence he will sail
tot Colon In a few days.
IMPURE MILK AND CREAM.
Number of Violations of the Law
Reduced of Late.
Since the edict went forth from the as
sistant corporation counsel's office several
days ago that collateral Ies? than 310
should not be accepted in "impure milk
and cream arrests" there has been a de
cided falling off in the number of cases
of the character In question before the
It is said there has been a sort of recog
nised custom among unscrupulous dairy
product dealers when placed under arrest
for selling milk and cream containing less
Chan the legal quantity of fat particles
or showing a decided watering, to go to
the nearest police station and deposit col
lateral, Invariably not more than 15. With
the deposit of the collateral, the dealer
regarded his viols tlon of the pure food
law and arrest closed. Usually not more
than one Suoh defendant In ten appeared
in the Police Court and stood trial.
The fact that the authorities are de
termined to break up the practice of sell
ing impure milk, as shown by the raise
In the amount of collateral a few days
ago, has had a deterrent effect, as shown
by the number of arrests since last Tues
day, these being less than for fche same
number of successive days In the past
The change for the better has occurred,
it in explained, in spite of the redoubled
efforts of the Inspectors, who have been
working faithfully In an effort to reduce
the violations to a minimum.
Referring to the record of the past few
days, Assistant Corporation Counsel Pugh
said today: "It is most gratifying to
notice the change, but there is still room
for more Improvement, as we want to
eliminate the evil entirely. There are
several cases pending, involving whole
sale dealers, who 'have undoubtedly im
posed upon honest dealers, and It is this
source of the violations which Is the
hardest to reach. Several heavy fin^s or
demands for large collateral will, we
hope, have a salutary effect. The small
dealers are learning the lesson, and we
anticipate that these cases will become
fewer and fewer In number."
John Sharp Williams Renominated
for Speaker by Acclamation.
Tho democratic members of the House
met In caucus In the hall of the House
of Representatives at 2 o'clock today for
the purpose of selecting nominations for
the various officers of the House,, includ
ing Speaker. There was a large attend
ance of the 167 members, and while it
was known In advanoe that none of the
democrats could hope for election much
Interest was manifested in the outcome
of the meeting. Henry D. Clayton of
Alabama was selected to preside over
the meeting, and it was apparent from
the beginning that John Sharp Williams
of Mississippi would be designated for the
office of Speaker. He was nominated by
acclamation, there being no opposition.
George F. Porter, millionaire attorney
and theater man of Minneapolis, was
found dead In his room at the Paxton
Hotel, In Omaha, yesterday. Heart trouble
from which he had been suffering, is as
serted to be the causa
GIBBS MAKES REPLY
Answers Capt. Morrow's Criti
cism of Ashford's Charges.
AUTHORSHIP OF LETTERS
Hold* Engineer Commissioner Re
sponsible for Statements.
ASKS FOE AN INVESTIGATION
Says President of the United States
Has Again Been Requested
In regard to his published statement In
The Star of yesterday, Mr. E. P. Glbbs.
who charged Snowden Ashford, building
inspector, with using his official position
to promote & patent In which Ashford is
interested, stated today that Commission
er Macfarland's letter to the President
was received by him after the statement
had been delivered to the press. There
fore, he says, the words "but so far noth
ing has been done" should have been
"Otherwise," Mr. Glbbs (roes on to say,
"I desire my statement to stand exactly
a? submitted, for which I am responsible,
and nothing else."
"In regard to Capt. Morrow's neglected
chastisement, he takes me at a very great
disadvantage. I have neither fitting
words nor spirit to reply through the me
dium which he ha* selected?th^ press.
In this matter he is a soldier who strikes
fr??.a Poeitlon in which he cannot be
I u?? neither resentment, de
nance, submission, sarcasm, irony nor
facetlousness in his way. Fortunately to
Perhaps, I did not realise my lmmi
when J?D"' we?l? afterward,
when I read it in The Star. I will only
at nT.TLS.ui!? ^ degree of embarrassment
I in which he has placed me.
hereby notity him, however, that if the
i???v chastisemeg' '?? %??
?'"'??hoods are not his true state
ments, to corect them at once throurh
the same strictly accountable for
teri" autl}orship of the let
Br? J^oe'ved. Rittenhouse
chines ??king some of our ma
crimes. and In view of our dlsaopolnt
mtrtiii. Ith.' Washington trade, we were
Th? n^it i?Alere*ted ln lts development.
Kether in^ ww#7a8 a*r9ed uP?n bV t0"
*"d written as an almost hopeless
hU Mn ^hrord replied in
?? ?e'r-commltting manner, as we think.
*ev^lon Mrri?hi Lb."ity ** detectives to
?lmnl? ^8h/??l 8 ^al position. The
aiJrt returned the monev
Stlti.^1^ a ^e"6raI disclaimer of the
? contained in his first letter
does not, we think, benefit his case at
Reference to Ten-Dollar mil,
"When he received the money he fotind
himself In possession of a ten-doUar bill,
and a proposition from a party whom h?
had never seen, wnich. had he retained,
might have put him in a most serious po
sition. Nor was the returning of thie
nornrfLduUe^? a sense of wounded honor.
iL hi discover the danger. Certain It
ContradV?0" 6r d0es not succes9fully
SdadInCth0erfi^t'Wer thC 8UtenWnt COn
miiTIia./eco?d Iett*r wl" be duly sub
Mr7.S5J2 Investigating committee when
The A?h??/i"i!I?i 8 h,s copy of the 8ame
i fie Ashford letter contains a remarkable
proposition, to say the least He says a
Mr ?R^?nhnSr8 C0St 91?- U 18 certaln ^at
Mr. Rittenhouse must see those drawings !
before he can consider Mr. Ashford's I
Ri?tenhn?n t" thls a proposition for Mr.
Rittenhouse to pay fio for the privilege of
considering Mr Ashford's proWtlo? ?o'
F ?L.$40 for the privilege of at
iESXSn" e!fctr1e, b?" to the ordlnaiy
!iandf?rd flr? escape? The Ashford letter
contains only three elements of Induce
St" wim ?R,ttenhouse' one of which Is
the legitimate protection afforded by his
patent and the other two are the s*rv
of98the ^,M?derfd by the former employe 1
building inspector's office and the i
information to be supplied.
Asks for Information.
"It is to be assumed that the protection i
afforded by his patent Is just as adequate
hi Baltimore as in Washington, but will
Cant. Morrow tell us? What peculiar in
formation or services could a former em
ploye of the building Inspector's office of
Washington supply to a citizen and man
ufacturer of Baltimore which would justl
^ 8"c.h ? r?yaIty as Mr. Ashford pro
poses to charge? Does any David Harum
?*lnie.8S,t^n of, Washington think that
Mr. Ashford could expect such a royalty
eWf1*?6 xn,?rf prividege of attaching his
?f ht A escape in Baltimore?
frff J ?ouM. fet exclusive access to
this forbidden information it would be
worth perhaps. 5 or 7V4 per cent of the
net proceeds of the contract. We. our
?hue?;,are wf1,IIln* t0 per cent for
this information, provided, we had ade
q"Sihi aa8u';ance that it was exclusive.
w?.? Information being valuable in
Washington and nowhere else, forces the
question. Does the Ashford letter neees
.fJi? apply to Washington? 1
We believe The Star's comment follow
ing immediately after the Morrow inter
view would settle this quest.on, the sub
*??? of which is, that the letter says:
I will put you in communication with a
former emp.oye of this office who can
manage the local business or supply in
formation. The word 'this' necessar ly
places the scene In Washington; above
this, V. ashlngton Is the only locality re
ferred to at all. I
"President Roosevelt has been again
?rd*I. \ 8pec!aI investigation of
coming" ' w no doubt will be forth
"Sandbagged," Ashford Says.
Snowden Ashford. Inspector of buildings,
against whom serious charges have been 1
made by E. F. Glbbs, manager of the
Glbbs Fire Escape Company, to the ef
fect that Ashford has been using his
office to advance his Interest in a pat
e?t.2re escape, in speaking of the action
of the Commissioners In forbidding him
j-a0^ nue Ms commercial ente: prises,
declares1 that he has been "sandbagged"
oy^ the Commissioners. |
"I paid *100 for the patent to use the I
on 11 and have gone to
additional lal?or and expense to promote
ot Washington,'* Mr. Ashford
saiti, and the Commissioners' action sim
ply means that I lose every cent I have
staked In the enterprise, which I con
sider unjust. The Commissioners have
5wr.a? ^ lime heen aware of the fact
that I patented this escape, and my in
terest in it seemed agreesble to them
Until the unwarranted protest from Glbbs
was brought to the.r attention by Presi
dent Roosevelt. It was not my intention]
to do any business In Washington that!
might bring me any revenue, although
my patent has been placed on a number
or hotels and other places here. I in
tended to use It only outside of the Dis
Approval of Mr. West.
In emphasizing the fact that the Com
missioners were aware of his enterprise I
and approved of It, the way he alleges he j
was conducting it, Mr. Ashford said that
recently he wa8 showing a party how
bis device was being used on the new
congressional Hotel. Commissioner West
was among the party, and according to
Mr. Ashford, the Commissioner was very
enthusiastic over It and said: "You have
a great thing and should make something
out of it."
Mr. Ashford says he has numerous let
ters from architects and Arms acknowl
edging the use of his device, without
charge. These communications, he claims
are in the possession of the Engineer
Commissioner. He further says he has
other letters In the hands of the Engineer
Commissioner, which, when made publlo
will throw much light on the matter and
will entirely relieve him from the Inti
mations of Mr. Glbbs. As for Glbbs'
published statement about Ashford's con
ilhe Sunday Star v
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. Scenes in the halls and ^
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1 MR. DOOLEY \
^ The nation's most popular philosopher, on ^
J "Taking Foot Ball Games Too Seriously." J
0 Clever illustrations.
How the czar's half-brother, Prince Vladimir, con- ?
spires with plotters who seek to dethrone the "Little *
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A Royal Revolutionist
rpLir* Dressing Sacques at Xmas r
THE ?... 5
WOMAN'S EM^old!uL in Wal. I
Review of the Week's So- fc
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GENERAL GRANT ?
The great humorist introduces Grant in this installment %
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Gets better each week, doesn't it? ' * ,V
| The Heavens in December ?
^ The path of the moon, the planet Venus and the new
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"tir |C jCfe- Jf'fe- K* *4fc Jfii- |P'ifc- iPfe- Jf fe- K'feV'fc- ?fjC'fe fTfe-int-fT
duct, the latter brands the charges as
Explanation Is Lacking.
However, Mr. Ashford has not yet at
tempted to explain fully the letter alleged
to have been written by him to RJtten
house Bros., manufacturers, In Baltimore,
which was made public by Mr. Gibbs. In
this letter Ashford asked for prices, and
apparently goes on to advocate Washing
ton as an excellent place to promote his
device, and suggests a former employe of
his office as a desirable individual to han
dle the work. Tn his letter Mr. Ashford
does not specifically state In what city
this former emp'oye will work, but he
does say that the Individual In question
can furnish needed Information.
Mr. Ashford Maintained.
Mr. Ashford maintained that lie was re
ferring to Baltimore throughout, and not
to Washington, as might be supposed
from the wording. It is upon this expla
nation that the Commissioners have ac
cepted Mr. Ashford's assurance that his
Intentions were good. It Is said, by em
ployes at the District building.
Identity of "Former Employe."
The "former employe" of the building
department of the District referred to by
Mr. Ashford In his letter to the Baltimore
company Is said to be Malcolm Crlchton.
He is a brother-in-law of Ashford and is
still employed by the District. He has
been for several months engaged in In
specting buildings that come under the
new fire-escape law.and keeping the rec
ords of the enforcement of the flre-esoape
law Mr. Crlchton Is on the temporary
roll and his place was made vacant at
3 o'clock today.
In reference to the statement that he
said Ashford's patent "was a good thing"
when he saw It on the Congressional Ho
tel, Commissioner West remarked today
that he remembered some time ago driv
ing by the Congressional Hotel In company
with Commissioner Morrow and Bui'ding
Inspector Ashford. when Mr. Ashford
pointed out one of his flre escapes on the
Congressional Hotel, and Mr. West agreed
that It was an Ingenious contrivance Mr.
Ashford then stated that he did not
charge anybody in the District of Colum
bia for the use of his fire escape.
"I gave no further attention to the mat
ter," said Commissioner West today, "un
til a few days ago the mater was for
mally brought to my attention through a
complaint which was accompanied by cer
tain correspondence. The leading of the
papers in the case, and especially of the
letters, led me to decide that it was aol
a Judicious thing for the building In
spector to engage In the Are-escape busi
ness. and that his continuance In It would
lead to endless trouble In the future for
him and for the District government."
BOUGH VOYAGE FOB LINER.
East Bicycle Bidera Arrive at New
York From Paris.
Special Dinpatch lo The 8Ur.
NEW YORK.November 30 -The French
liner La Provence, which arrived in port
today, ran Into heavy weather on the way
over. Wednesday La Provence struggled
with a gale In which Mrs. Winnie O'Con
nor. newly married to Winnie O'Connor,
the noted American Jockey, had a nar
row escape from going overboard. t>ne
was swept from her feet and fell against
the rail. A f rench sailor caught her juat
Winnie O'Connor has been riding with
great success in France. vVhlle there he
met Miss Edna Loftus, no relative to
Clssle, but a friend of hers, and June 2C
married her in Berlin. Thejr were mar
ried again by the American consul In
ciiantllly, France, because they were of
different religious faiths, one t:ing a
Protestant and the other a Roman Cath
olic. Mrs. O'Connor halls from Soutli
On the liner were also several fast bi
cycle riders who are to compete in the
six-day race in New Yor*. The best
known of these Is Edouard Jacquelin, who
has entered In the sprints as well as the
long race. Then there were Breton Du
pre, Qeorget, Stol and Rutt. They were
all in tine condition, according to Pat
Powers, the promoter of the race, who
Tracks Said te Be Unsafe.
The Brotherhood of Railway Train
men has hied with the Postmaster Gen
eral a complaint against the Missouri
Pacific Railway Company for maintain
ing tracks that are alleged to b? on
safe. In view of the fact that tho live*
of postal employes may be oiii?nng cred
through the rertciess running of trains
0"er unsafe roadbeds, the P iPtmaster
General is urged to make an in\estima
tion of the charge.-i. A Isr*'* nLtr.v>r
of photographs of sections of the Mls
scurl Pacific track wnlch a'C allege-]
to he unae.fe are submitted The com
plaint has been referted to tho eecmtf
assistant postmaster ge.ieraL