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THE EVENING STAR
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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1908?TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
TWO CENTS.
Weather.
Fair tonight and Sunday.
CHICAGO ESTIMATES
GIVE TAFT BIG LEAD
Thoughtful Politicians Count
on Secretary's Nomination.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Boom for Sherman for Second Place
Started.
ALLIES STILL MAKE PROTESTS
Significance of the Decision on the
Alabama Contests?More
Friction Expected.
' fl-RRKNT CHICAGO ESTIMATE.
Taft . , 5W5
I t'ontested votes i!00
I'ninstructed 'J20
Other candidates 175
Total delegates 980
SjHM-lal Kroiu a Staff < oirespondeiit.
CHICAGO. June 6.?The way the figures
on the republican presidential nomination
ft and now. Secretary Taft has 385 votes
in sight, whi.-h is 106 short of nomination,
lie has 2U0 contested votes to run to and
220 uninstructed to draw upon for this 106.
It was this and other considerations
which <-aused the Taft people last night to
Bay. "It's all over," which sentiment
w as concurred in by a great many of the
rank and file of the politicians. To be
sure, the allies went around with many
? ininous shakings of the head, uttering
n ise saws, such as "There's many a slip
rwixt cup and lip," etc.. and citing in
stances in the past where the leading can
didate was beaten on the home stretch.
But their misgivings did not attract much
jMention. Here are the two main con
siderations which lead thoughtful politi
cians to forecast Secretary Taft's nomi
nation on the first ballot:
First and foremost, the well known de
*!re of some of the leading men of the
-wirty to prevent any possibility of a
Roosevelt stampede by mak'ng a quick
ind clean Job of nominating Mr. Taft, to
whom they have never had objection per
sonally.
Second, the pronounced proclivities of a
^Hain element in ever.*- convention to
?Mke a speedy dash tor the winning
?lumn the moment it appears in sight.
Some of the politicians here expect to
*ee Mr. Taft's nomination seconded by
one of the allies, probably Mr. Fair
banks or Mr. Cannon.
Alabama, now a Taft delegation, is first
on the roll call, and will yield to Ohio.
Mr. Taft will be nominated as soon as the
roll is started, and will get th? first
whoop and hurrah from the assembled
crowd.
Looking to the Future.
From this time on. It will be the eflort
of all hands to work the convention wMh
a view to republican victory in the fali.
These allies are interested in something
besides the presidential election; they are
concerned for the return of a republican
House and some republican legislatures to
elect senators. They have other fish to
fry than the big one. but their own pan
fish are mighty sweet to them.
One of the movements in this direction
which has been started is a vice presi
dential boom for Representative Sher
man of Xew York, chairman of the re
publican congressional committee.
The fame people are talking ahout
Representative McKinley of Illinois as
treasurer of the national committee. This
arrangement, it is suggested, would bring
better team work between the national
and tiie congressional committees.
In well informed Inside circles here there
i< renewed talk of Secretary Cortelyou
for the vice presidency. Many politi
cians are in favor of giving New York
second place.
The Taft people are keeping very mum
on the vice presidency. The allies ma
liciously say that the Taft managers have
fiirted with so many vice presidential pos
sibilities that they are threatened with a
bunch off political breach of promise
suits. But the better explanation 1s fur
nished by one of the Taft managers, who
says that notice lias been served upon all
the Taft forces to keep their mouths
shut about the vice presidency until these
p<**ky contests are safely buttoned up.
The Decision on Alabama.
Profound significance is given by the
r?nk and file of politicians to yesterday's
decisioniof the national committee in the
contested delegates cases from Alabama
and Arkansas. First, it is conceded that
the committee's action is bound to affect
the wavering and uncertain element?the
"band-wagon" crowd, if you please?in
Secretary Taft's behalf. Furthermore, it
is construed as an Indication that the
committee will act upon all of tin- con
tests on their merits, and thai there will
be a fa r deal, so far as lair deals go in
soon affairs.
The allies, in the bitterness of a crush
ing defeat, were inclined last night to
charge the national committee with being
packed against them and tor Taft. As
surances are at hand from a number of
national committeemen who are not per
sonally advocating the nom'nation of Mr.
Tut* that such is not the case; that the
evidence in the Alabama contest was so
Jlair. the committee could not fail to see
it. so not even a roll call was necessary.
These committeemen go on to say that
i??her contests will be decided by the
evidence. The weakness of the position
of the allies is shown In the nature of
the protest they published last night.
The best they could do was to harp upon
the seating of employes of the Taft bu
rea*: on proxies in the committee. It is
yet to be established that the holder of
a regularly executed proxy has to give
account of his race, color or previous
condition of servitude. It is not believed
thai the committee on credentials will
giv? th's protest a moment s considera
tion
Mr. Hitchcock is justl;* elated over yes
terday's work. It was his coup, and he
is given due credit by the veteran wire
pullers. Mr. Hitchcock was a.?ked last
night If some of ?he contesting delega
tions would be split, in the Interest of
^armony. He replied emphaticullv in the
negative, saying that where ?leleKates in
the south eto+!i by Taft, the Taft men
here will star<d by them, and legularitv
shall be insisted upon.
Tht steam roller which the Tn't |>eople
yet In motion, will keep a-rolll*' .iespite
Vhe w reams and loud cries of tin- victims
The fight of the allies will be taken to the
committee on credentials in the conven
tion. and from the outlook they will have
iCuaiinued on Kighth lagi.7
Taft Men From Florida and
Georgia Given Seats. .
MUCH BITTERNESS SHOWN
Use of Forged Tickets Charged by
J. N. Stripling.
t
NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETS
Protest Against Proxies of Hitch
cock and Associates Filed, But
Again Tabled.
CHICAGO. Juno C.?The national re
publican committee at 1:4."? o'clock toda>
decided the contests over the seats of del
egates at large and in tTie second district
of Florida in favor of tlie Taft faction,
headed by National Committeeman
Combs.
Much bitterness was shown in tin* argu
ments before the commitee, Mr. Stripling,
who headed the fight for the anti-Tafi
people, charging that Kutler Ames of
Massachusetts was responsible for the is
! nuance of tickets to tin* Florida conven
tion which Mr. Stripling declared had
been forged. When the motion to decide
in favor of the Taft delegates was made
at the close of the hearing Committeeman
Scott of Alabama moved as an amend
ment that the anti-Taft delegation be
seated. This motion was seconded by |
Committeeman Crane of Massachusetts,
but on a viva voce vote the amendment i
was lost, the original motion prevailed !
and the Taft delegates were seated.
During the discussion over the dele
gates at large and in the second district
of Florida bitter personalities were ex
changed. Attorneys for the Taft faction
charged that the Foraker men had used
forged tickets, but specified no particular
source from which they had come. When j
Mr. Stripling arose to address the coin- j
mittee in behalf of the anti-Taft faction
Committeeman Streeter of New Hamp
shire asked him flatly: "Who furnished
the forged tickets?"
"They were handed to me by Butler
Ames of Massachusetts." said Mr. Strip
ling.
The Lie Passed.
Mr. Stripling said in his argument that
when he was appointed United States
district attorney in Florida lie informed ;
Mr. Chubb, chairman of the state delega- !
tion. that if Chubb indorsed liim Stripling j
would send to Washington a repudiation ;
of the indorsement. When this statement
was made Mr. Chubb arose and said:
"That is an absolute falsehood."
Mr. Stripling replied: "I affirm on my .
Jionor as a man that what I have said is ;
true."
The two men glared at each othet and!
for an instant it seemed as though a
personal conflict was inevitable. Chair
man New. however, promptly ruled both
men out of order and the incident. went
no further.
The contest in the third Florida dis
trict. which was scheduler! to follow tliat
in. the second district, went over until
Monday, the Geqrgia contests being taken
up. The contests in the first and second
Georgia districts were passed until Mon
day. The first evidence taken in the con
test in this state was in the third district.
On the call for the hearing in the con
test for delegates at large in Georgia the
anti-Taft claimants failed ti> appear, and
the Taft delegates were seated by default.
The second Georgia district was then
taken ui>.
Few Outsiders Present.
The national committee began its de
liberations today with a much smaller
attendance of outsiders and a far less ap
parent interest in the proceedings than
was manifested yesterday.
The first contest to be taken up whs
that of the delegates at large from Flor
ida. and this was followed by the hearing
of the evidence in the contests in the sec
ond and third Florida districts. National
Committeeman Coombs of Florida headed
the Taft faction and was assisted by
Judge Joseph E. Lee, a colored man of
Jacksonville, the opening argumet for the
Taft people being made by M. B. Mac
Farlane of Tampa.
The speakers for the anti-Taft element
were J. N. Stripling and J. H. Dickerson.
Protest Again Filed.
At the opening of the hearing Mr. Strip
ling filed a protest against Frank H.
Hitchcock. Arthur F. Siatter and Charles
G. Phelps, respectively, manager and em
ployes of the Taft headquarters, similar
to that presented to the committee yes
terday. Mr. Stripling, fn making his pro
test. "declared that he made no charge of
lack of integrity against tlie three gentle
men. but said that he did not believe
that men who were iicting as manager < r ,
employes of an\ one candidate could lie j
in a propel frame of mind to do justice
to contests in such states as had candi
dates of their own. lie said:
I "The judgment of any honorable man
which is tarnished by the suspicion of
selfishness can never command the in
spect of anybody but the beneficiary.
Reiterating and emphasizing that 1 mean
no reflection upon the integrity of t.iese
gentlemen 1 respectfully suggest their re
tirement."
On motion of Mr. Stevenson of ? olorado
the protest .if Mr. Stripling was tabled,
the committee deciding that the (|U-'sti<jn
of the qualifications of Messrs. HilchccK.
Siatter and Phelps had b-en decided yes
terday.
In opening" the Florida contest the cas -s
of tiie slate at large and the third dis
trict were consolidated, forty-five minutes
being allowed to each side. Mr. Combs,
for tiie Taft people, ojiened at it
being on the program that Mr. Stripling
was to follow him immediately.
The roll call of the committee today I
showed the same number of m inbers
present as yesterday with tho additional
Committeeman Brock of \ ermont. I nis j
leaves Addicks of Delaware tue only ab
sentee, that state being without represen
tation either by its committeeman or !? j
a proxy.
To Divide Southern Delegations.
A movement was started today among
the members of the committee to divide
the southern delegations in the inter
est of harmony. No definite program was
outlined and the project so :ar has not
gone beyond the stuk*1 of prel.iiiiuaiv
discussion. It was. however, backed by
a number of the committeemen notably
Crane of Massachusetts and Muhane of
Kansas. Hart of Iowa aid < hairtnon
New. The scheme was said to be in the
interest of seating colored men from the
' south. It was also proposed by the ad
| vocates of this plan .tiiat a compromise
might be reached in the cases of a ma
jority of the southern delegates by seat
ling both parties to eonttsts. 1 lie man
agers of the Taft movement claimed,
'however, that lift* would be gained in
this direction because the delegations is
constituted would be mixed in any ..vent
It Is possible that this harmony plan
mav l>e introduced either today o: Mon
day. and if so It will be stoutly opposed
by* the Taft people.
Announcement by the Allies.
| Represent at'ves <*f five states other ih.:n
LATE ARRIVALS.
Ohio, which have candidates fur tlie re
publican presidential nomination, met here
today and announced that they will make
a formal protest to the republican na
tional convention on the manner in which
they are at present, according to their
opinion, being ignored by the dominating
elements in the republican party.
They claim thai they have 12K electoral
votes, which number lacks only llti of
being able to name a President of the
I'nited States, and that they "are being
ridden down in the interests of states
which cannot furnish a single electoral
vote to the republican pari v."
At the meeting today were Messrs. Heal
ing. manager for Vice President Fair
banks. Humphrey for Gov. Hughes. Mo
Kinley of Illinois, manager for the Can
non candidacy: Senator Penrose and Rep
resentative Burke of Pennsylvania and
Senator Hemenway of Indiana.
They declared afier the adjournment of
their conference that they consider tlie
states which they represent as the bark
bone of the republican party, and "there
fore entitled to ;? respectful hearing."
They charge that the "Roosevelt-Tart ma
chine" is ignoring them entirHv in the
interests of the southern states, and
declare that they will make a formal pro
test to the republican national convention
in the interests of the party. They will
cct'tinue their tight before the na
tional committee and before the com
mittee fin credentials, and irrespective of
the results before those two bodies they
v. <l carry the matter upon the floor of the
convention.
THIRD EXPLOSION IN A YEAR.
Eleven Injured When Indianapolis
Gas Plant Blew Up.
INDIANA POEIS. Ind.. June 6.?The
?Kijiit of the Pres-o-lite Company, on
South street, which stores gas in tanks,
blew up at o'clock today. Eleven
persons were injured by the explosion,
none fatally. St. Vincent's Hospital and
an engine house of the city fire depart
ment. adjoining, were badly damaged.
Of the Injured three are employes of
the wrecked plant, two city firemen,
four are hospital employes, one is a
patient in the hospital and one belongs to
the sisterhood in charge of the hospital.
The plant had been completed but a
short time. It cost STiUHiO. This is the
third explosion at t' <? company's works
within a yeai
HEADED FOR HOME.
National Guard "Troop" Due at
Rockville This Evening.
S|n?-ia! I to Tin- Star.
FREI>ERICK. Md.. June ii.?Company
G. 1st Regunient. National Guard of the
District of Columbia, broke camp at
Charles Town. W. Va., yesterday, formed
company front and gave three cheers for
Mr. Hush, owner of the camp site, and
started en ride of thirty-two miles to
Frederick The scenery of the Blue Ridg^
and Catoirine mountain ranges was
greatly enjuyed. although the ride on the
summits was through dense clouds. The
District National Guard camp site at Boli
var Heights was pointed out to newsmen.
A short halt was made at Harpers-Ferry.
The troop walked most of the evening.
It was nut by Gen. Johnson, I*. S. A.,
near Jefferson in an automobile. He called
the capta n : rom I.no and complimented
hin on * ii- fine appearance of the or
ganization. Frederick was reached at H
o'clock without a stop for lunch, and
the men wire tired and hungry, but camp
was 'iiiickiy pitched and supper pre
paid!. The horses and men so far were
in it fine condition.
Camp lure was broken at 7:.T0 o'clock
this rimming and the start made for
Rockville, thirty miles distant. It will
n aril tiiere at (> o'clock this evening
an 1 make Washington by - o'clock Sun
day afternoon.
Belmont Reported Slightly Bc:ter.
NEW YORK, June 0.-Oliver H. J'. Bel
mont. who has been dangerously ill for
several days with appendicitis at his
summi r home at Hempstead. I-ong Is
land. was reported to be a little better
this morning. His condition, however, is
still regarded as critical.
Detroit Manufacturer Dead.
DETROIT. Mich., June Marvin M.
I Stanton, h prominent manufacturer and
| whnUsaVi -,ii(| member of the city light
ing i ornniit-ee. dit-d .nday after an illness
of nun s months He it- survived by a
"it -nil one sen Mr. Stanton at cne
W is also a member of tlie police
i cr mmis.sion.
Three Companions Barricaded
in Farmhouse.
BIG BATTLE IS IMMINENT
Policemen on Way to Lay Siege to
Robbers' Fort.
TRACED BY LONE DETECTIVE
Arrests One Man, Surprises Quartet
and Fights Duel When They
Refuse to Surrender.
PlTTSBl'RG. June 6 ? A tragical sequel
to a number of wild destern hold-ups
and robberies in this vicinity occurred
about 1?> o'clock this morning: at Eliza
beth. near here, when County Detective
John Englart shot and killed one oi
four im-n barricaded in the farmhouse of
John Patterson, a voodcliopper. located
a short distant? from Eli; ibeth. between
McK'-esport and Versailles.
Detective Englart was himself shot
through the wrist and side and is in a
critical condition. Patterson is under ar
lest. The three companions of the dead
man. armed with rifles and revolvers, are
holding in check a large posse of police
and citizens ffom Elizabeth.
Desperate Battle Expected.
When word of the shooting was re
ceived at tlie county detective head
quarters here an automobile carrying six
detectives was started immediately for
the scene. Upon arrivel, it is expected, a
desperate battle will be fought.
The name of the man killed is said to
he John Treverf.
Ail ar?> alleged to be implicated in the
bold hold-up .md robbery of the Monon
galiela Consolidated Coal and Coke Com
pany's genera' store last Thursday'morn
ing.
The robbery was committed by two
men. who wen? masked and on horseback,
and who, afte- robbing the general store,
galloped through the mining town ot
Boston tiring revolvers right and left.
Other Crimes Charged.
It is also intimated that the men art
implicated in the hold-lip and robbery of
a Pittsburg Railway Company street ear
at Boston several veeks ago. when two
masked men. at the points of revolvers,
robbed eleven passengers and the crew
and escaped.
The men wetv traced to Patterson's
house by Englart, who has followed
horses' footprints over isolated country
reads and fields since Thursday. Pat
terson was arrested early today. After
taking him to jail Knglart went back to
the house to watch for others.
In the meantime the four men had
readied the house and were surprised by
Englart. His command to surrender was
met by a fusillade of shots.
ROYALTY TO MEET AT REVAL
BRITISH SOVEREIGNS SAIL
WITH SUITE THIS MORNING.
Emperor Nichol's and Other Mem
ban of the Russian Imperial
Family to Greet Them.
PORT VICTORIA. England. June G.?
The royal yacht Victoria and Albert, with
King Edward. Queen Alexandra. Princess
Victoria and a large suite on board, left
licit at daylight this morning fur Rcval,
Russia, by way of tl??> Kiel canal. The
king's new yacht, tlie Alexandra, will
join tlie party at Brunsbuttel. Prussia,
and will be at the disposal of the royal
party in the Baltic.
K1E1,. June The British ro> al yaclit
Alexandra broke a blade of her propeller
while entering the Kiel canal today, and
as a result she had to be towed through
the canal. The Alexandra hail only her
crew on board. She is on her way to
Brunsbuttel to join the oilier royal yacht
Victoria and Albert, which left fort Vic
toria this morning lor Reval with King
Edward.. Queen Alexandra and Princess
Victoria on board, and which was at the
disposal of the royal party in the Bal
tic.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 6.?Emperor
Nicholas and other members of the im
perial family, accompanied by a numerous
suite, will leave Petersburg at 4 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon for Reval. to meet
and welcome King Edward" and Queen
Alexandra.
The Russian imperial yachts Siandart
and Polar Star, escorted by the cruiser
Almaz and four torpedo boat destroyers,
will arrive at Reval early in the morning
of June 8.
CREEK BURSTS BANKS
ENID. OKLA., FLOODED TO
DEPTH OF TWELVE FEET.
ENID. Okla.. June <!.?Following six
hours' rainfall. Boggy creek, running
through the city, widened today from 110
feet to feet, flooding almost the
whole of Enid, (?rrying away tifty houses,
flooding stores and endangering lives.
Water is twelve feet deep in Main street,
covering two blocks of the business cen
ter.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS' STRIKE.
Some of Chicago Parks and Boule
vards Will Be Dark.
CHICAGO, June 6.?A strike of 4?X? elec
trical workers, the entire force employed
by the West Park board of Chicago, was
ordered last night at a meeting of tlie
electrical workers' district council. Tlie
strike will take effect today, and as a
result practically I.Ouo electric lights in
Humboldt. Garfield and Douglas parks
ami the entire West Side boulevard sys
tem will be dark.
The trouble arose over the employment
of a non-union man by W. A. Jackson,
who lias the contract for rehangig art
lamps in the west parks and boulevards.
WILL NOT GO TO P00RH0USE.
Once Wealthy Wisconsin Man Has
Many Offers of Help.
CHICAGO. June 6.?C. J. L. Meyer,
once the wealthiest citizen of Fond du
Lac, Wis., who on Wednesday applied to
County Agent Flellson al Milwaukee for
admission to the poorhouse. Is now at
Oshkosh, Wis., the suest of E. P. Saw
yer, son of the late Senator Sawyer and
president of the Oshkosh Gaslight Com
pany. Mr. Sawyer's father was at one
time associated in business with Mr.
Meyer.
Mr. Sawyer has made arrangements so
that Meyer may live in comfort the rest
of his life. Many Milwaukee men have
volunteered to aid in the care of Mr.
Meyer, among the first to offer assistance
being two former conductors on the
Northwestern road, who rememhered
kindnesses shown them by tlie road's
first president.
CLAIMS NOT TIED UP.
Cases of Disbarred Attorneys Will
Be Prosecuted.
'It is stated at the Interior Department
that the action of Secretary Garfield in
disbarring six prominent pension and pat
ent attorneys from practice b'-fore H e
office will not tie up the claims of IDO.ouO
applicants, as has been staged. There
may be as many as ."iO.tXxi pending appli
cations affected, but these cases will not
be tied up, as seems to have been under
stood. The department will appoint com
petent lawyers to represent the different
applicant*, and t'ho cases will be put
[through in the regular course, and the
applicants in fume cases will saw the
fees of counsel brsiii s the saving that j
will conte from having their cases dealt ;
with in accordance with the practice of ,
tlie department. '
?
Diocesan Convention Called to
Elect Another Bishop.
NOTIFIED BY DR. McKIM
Gathering Will Assemble in Church
of the Epiphany.
SENTIMENT FOE EARLY ACTION
Those Who Served in the May Meet
ings Entitled to Seats in the
Coming Assemblage.
To fleet a bishop of Washington the
local diocesan convention has been called
to meet in the Church of the Epiphany, on
G street. Wednesday. June 17. at 1?> a.m.
Rev. Dr. Randolph H. McKim. president ,
of the convention, decided on the date,
las' night, and this morning he sent out
the following official notification:
"To the uiemlHM'H. clerical and lay. ?>f the con
vention of the dlixfw of Waahington.
"Hear Brethren: I am this day in receipt of
11 ,-al.le from Bishop Brent declining bla elecliou
to the episcopate of this uioce*e.
"It therefore becomes uiv duty. a? preauient.
reconvene the convention for the jjurpoae <>r
electing h bishop. Accordingly. in fulfillment of
th. 411*iv laid up>u uie bv resolution lafter -on
suit at ion with f?.inc ?f the leading nieuiU r- or,
the convention*. I hereby call a meeting o. the
same for Wednesday. June IT. at 1M a.in . >"
the t'hurch of the Kpiphany. Waatdngi u n.
? Attention is calle-i t.? the fact tliat the
iav deputies and alternates who served at tue
receut meeting of the fouventlwu are *1111 en
titled to seats. Faithfully your"
??llVNUOl.ru H. McKIM.
? President of the Couvention.
"Attest: A. S. JOHNS. Secretary."
In making public this call for the .on-;
volition. Dr. McKim said: 1
? Before deciding to issue th's call to
the diocesan convention 1 consulted
twenty members of the convention. both
clerical and lay. Seventeen of the-.n
thought il desirable to call the conven
tion together as soon as possible, and
this number included five members of
the standing committee, the other two
being out of the city. I wo ol those whom
I consulted thought it better to wa t
until the autumn and one was undecided.
"A resolution was passed in the meet
ings last May that when the convention
adjourned !t did so subject to caii
of the president, in case an> emergency
should arise. So. in issuing this call 1 am
acting under that resolution.
Personnel of Convention.
The personnel of the convention which
elected Rt. Rev. Charles Henry Brent
Bishop of Washington and which will
meet to choose another churchman tor the
high honor, is as follows:
Clergymen?Revs. C. S. Abbott, jr.. John
G. Ames. John A. Aapinwall. F. X . Baer.
Joseph Baker, David Bart. F. 1. A. Ben
nett. J. R. Bicknell. F. H. Bigelow.
L.H.D.: J. H. W. Blake. 11. N. Bowne.
G. C F. Bratenahl. William Brayshaw.
John R. Brooks. Thomas J. Brown R. E.
drowning. C. K. Buck. W. R. Bushby G.
C. Carter. J. W. Chesle.v. T. S. Cliilds.
D D ' J. W. Clarke. C G. Cogley. A. XX.
M. Collier. W. J. Cox. J. B. Craighill. XX
G. Davenport. J. H- Deis. XX. L. DeVries.
Ph.D.: Edward Douse. G. F. Dudley.
Thomas Duncan. 1).D.; E. S. Dunlap.
Neilson Falls. G. C. Graham. H. A. Grif
fith . W. P. Griggs. Alfred Harding. D.D.:
C. H. Holmead. F. B. Howden A. S.
Johns. T. A. Johnston. E. R. Jones. James
Kirkpatrlck. C. D. Lafierty. R. H. McKim.
DD" J. 11. McGrew. D.D.; F. E. McMa
nus M. F. Minnick. (J. 1-. Mitchell, W.
\ Mitchell. W. M. Morgan-Jones. E. M.
Mott. Waiden Myer. E. H. Oxley. T. J.
Pachard. D.D.: 11. C. Parkham. G. F. Pe
ter. W. M. Pettis, D.D.: C. 1. La Roche.
W. C. Shears. C. E. Smitli, D.D.: H. S.
Smith. D.D.: R. C. Smith, D.D.; W. T.
Snyder. J. McB. Sterrett. D.D.; M. B.
Stewart. G. B. Stone. Henry Thomas, XX.
J. D. Thomas. E. M. Thompson. G. XX ?
II. Troop. W. V. Tunneii. W. R. B. Tur
ner. J. C. Van Loo, R. P. Williams, W.
J Williams. C. J. Wingate, W. J. Wright.
E. A. Wye.
hay delegates?R. E. Baden. XV. D.
Baldwin. J. O. Bamprield. H. P. Blair. G.
W. Brooke. A. S. Browne. H. L. Bryan.
W. McK. Burroughs. J. H. Chew. Melville
Church. A. D. Cobey. J. A. Coe. R. E.
Cole. T. G. Cornelius. J. T. <'rane. T. B.
Davis. G. S. Dent, J. M. Dent. T. O.
Ebaugh. E. G. Emack. _ M. "1. Endi
cott. G. H. Evans. A. Y. Gray. G. C.
Gillespie. C. C. Glover. D. C. Gordon.
J. H. Gordon. J. H. Garner. J. W. Gray.
\ B Hagner. C: C. Hall. Samuel Hay
den. W. H. Hebb. H. A. Herbert. J. C.
Holland. C. L. Hutchinson. G. M. Husted.
Thomas Hvde, J. E. Johns. J. Jones. Blair
Lee J G ' H. LHburn. Nicholas Luuuer.
J Matthews. J. M. McKinney. J. E. May
Held. W. B. Mabley. B. M. New*
bold E J. Newcomb. J. C. Norwood.
M. XV. Offutt. J. R- Owens. T. X. Page.
J S Pennvbacker. S. L. Phillips. J. S.
Pole' D. N. Rlttenhouse. William <.i
Rive's X. T. Robinson. H. E. Rust. Fred- ,
erick 'Sasscer. H. H. Sasscer. XV. Scantle
burv. T. O. Selfridge. XX'. If. Singleton ( .
H. Stanley. J. Taylor. J. H. I avlor,
George Truesdell. XXr. .1. 1 horn. J. L.
Weaver. H. M. Wilson. P. H. Wilcox. G.
S. XX'liitmore.
v At Sea for Candidates.
The declination by Bishop Brent of the
honor offered him by the local diocesan
convention was such * surprise, local
members of the Episcopal Church declare,
that thev are now at sea regarding prom
inent candidates likely to receive votes In
the coming gathering. It is belie\ed.
?however, that the unsuccessful candidates
in the last convention will have their sup
norters in the coming one. and that sev
eral new candidates will l?e nominated.
Among the out-of-town rectors men
tioned before were Rev. XXMlllain Mercer
GrosventM. rector of the Church of the
Incarnation. New York city: Rev Alex
ander Mann, rector of Trinity Church
Boston: Rev. A. T. Manning, rector of
Trinity Church. New York: Rev. Arthur
I lovd one of the church's national offi
cers Rev. Edwin M. Jeffries of Philadel
phia and Rev. Philip M. Rhinelander.
Among the new men whose names ar^
exueC'-d to ba presented to tlie convention
Is Rev. Dr. Beverly XX'arner, rector of
Trinity Church. New Orleans, who has a
wide reputation as a pastor. Should the
convention look for another mssionary
biu'hop to l.ead the local diocese, it is be
li ved that Bisiiip Eucien Kinsolving. the
bishop of southern Brazil, will be promi
nent lv considered Bishop Gr is wold of Sa
lina Kan., who was mentioned before th"
el ?ct ion of Bisliop Brent, also has local
supporters.
May Urge Postponement.
XX'hen the convention is called to order
it is expected a move will be made b\
some of the members to have the election
of a bishop postponed until the fall, proii
ably September. It was pointed out by a
prominent member this morning that sev
eral local ministers and laymen have been
sent by the diocese to London to attend a
contention there, and this election will
take place In their absence. In case of a
choice by a small margin. It was added,
the votes of these delegates who have
been sent away on official business of the
diocese might be very important.
Sixteen Killed in Vienna Explosion.
VIENNA. June ?.?Sixteen workmen
were killed and seventeen more or less
seriously injured by an explosion this
morning in a celluloid lactoiy at Otiak
ring. ? suburb of X'ienna.
LOCAL RESIDENTS
KILLED]* WRECK
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Green
Included Among the Dead.
TWO ELECTRIC CARS MEET
Fatal Crash Last Evening Near An
napoUs, Md.
NEARLY A SCORE INJURED
Merry Party Headed for Graduation
Hop at Naval Academy Over
taken by Disaster?What
the Officials Say.
Might dead?six ot them men,
out- a woman and the last a sun
ny-haired little girl of three years
?and more than a score seriously
injured. i> the tragic record of a
wreck on the single-track Wash
ington. Baltimore and Annapolis
| railway. al*>ut three miles from
\nnapolis. Md., at 8 o clock last
1 evening. 1 wo heavy steel-built
electric coaches, both running as
extras, one carrying forty or more
passengers from Baltimore to An
I napolis and the other an empty,
j met in head-on collision between
Best's (late and Camp Parole on
the bulge ol a sharp curve around
: a heavily wooded strip. R. E.
'O Neil, motorman of the passen
ger-crowded extra stuck to his
post, and, staring into the face of
death, ground down his heavy
brake to the very moment of im
pact. lie was iifstantly killed,
(ieorge Wadsworth. motorman of
the empty extra, jumped, and his
flying car crashed with undimin
| ished speed into the two-score
! laughing, chatting passengers,
clawing its way. with death under
its wheels, practically through the
body of the crow ded car. E. E.
Bernasco. conductor of the empty,
and J. 1*. Walraven. conductor of
the filled coach, were standing on
; the rear platforms of their respec
1 tive cars w lien the crash occurred,
and escaped serious injury.
There wctr a number of witnesses of la.?t
night's single track tragedy near Anuapol>
and tlie testimony of these Arsons who
were unfortunate enough to view the terri
fying crash of the flying .oaches. that Mo
torman (J'Neil stuck to his post till the last
and did all that a brave man could do to
protect the lives under his care, is corrob
orated by the mute testimony of the s?t
brakes of the smashed and shattered blood
stained fragments of his car.
It has not been determined who is re
sponsible for the accident. Vice President
jShanahan of the i ail way company says
"disobedience of otoers." lie claims that
the empty extra should have taken the
siding at t'amp Parole. But Motorman
Wadsworth of that car denies that he re
ceived ar^y such orders and says, on the
contrary, that he was directed to take
the siding at Best's Gate.
Meet With Horrible Crash.
The cars met with a horrible crash ana
a grinding roar of rending wood and twist
ing iron. Then, for the brief space of a
second, after the ears, each tearing under
under heavy momentum into the other,
had spent their force and toppled, mere
kindling wood and metal scraps, at the
side of the track, there was silence, and
then from the chaotic mass of flesh and
blood and wood and iron arose the
screams of the injured and the groans of
the dying.
A man. pinned down by a truck bai
across his chest, a widening stain of crim
son spreading over the white bosom
of his evening shirt, called for some one
to care tor the woman who lay dead across
his feet; a girl, uninjured, but frightened
senseless by the horror of the scene, wrung
her hands and laughed hysterically, and.
aniict all the other horrd sounds that
followed the crash of the cars little
Willie Slaughter, whose baby sister was
killed and whose father was fatally In
jured. kept calling repeatedly, insistent
ly, in a frightened childish treble for his
"mamma" to come and take him a-w?\.
Those persons who observed the trag
edy from the porches of their homes
nearby or who heard the <iln?ost explos
ive detonation that marked the collision
were quick to do all in their power for
the sufferers. But some of them were
almost overcome when they rached the
twisted pile of wreckage and saw in the
fading light of the early dusk the horrors
It held. And If it had not been that
Richard Wend, a lineman, was on his
way home front Camp Parole, where he
had been busy with repair work all day
long it would have been much lon??r ere
assistance reached those to whom It was
of some avail. Immediately after the ac
cident he climbed the first telephone pole
In sight and cut in with his portable in
strument. calling up the offices of the
road.
Belief Car Hurried to Scene.
Vice President and General Manager
Shanahan 'and Treasurer Gladfelter were
the first officers of the road to reach the
sc<ne of the wreck, Shanahan proceed)OK
from Baltimore and the treasurer flUtt
Academy Junction. _
A relief car was promptly WOt tan
Annapolis with physicians and nuiNM*

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