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a" ? \ THE EVENING STAR - \ ^ """ ~ - _ l~ ^ WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. V lutMM OlM, UttSk 111 taujlniU Ann* ^ . I M / k 4 . I V rf irnl)tttltrV S?T!jV1r Weather. New York Offloe: Tribune Building. V / I I ^^9 J I I l' III I I I I I l ?A I I Chicago OlBoe: Yiret National Bank Buildin*. 1 III I | yB T^/ y I The Evening Star, with the Sunday morning I SllOWCTS tOIligllt Or WcdflCSedition, ta delivered by carriers, on their own ae- I f ~ ^ T 1 V ' ^ ^ SS& V ^ -J V x ^ f^/ \^y day. Slightly cooler. Bit mall, pontage prepaid: Paflv. Snndav Included. one month. W rent*. - ? ?~ " _ ~ ~ ? "I " Pallv. Sunday excepted, one month, 50 cent*. SK!??'s?:,i^S,^&00- No. 17,459. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1908-EIGHTEEN PAGES., TWO CENTS. " ~ ? i j ~ LIMIT lUDOPTED Democrats Will Accept No . Contribution Over $10,000. CORPORATIONS ARE BARRED Rules That Will Govern Campaign 1 Subscription* BRYAN'S NOTIFICATION AUG. 12 ] Conference of Members of the Na- ' tional Committee and Others With Proxies at His Home. 1111 < LIMIT ON CONTRIBUTIONS "FAIRVIEW," LINCOLN, Neb.. July 14.?The democratic national committee. In executive session today, adopted a resolution outlined as follows: "No contribution shall be accepted from corporations; no contribution over $10,000 shall be accepted. All contributions over $100 will be made public October 15. Thereafter immediate publication will be given. Contributions under $100 will not be published; no money will be received after November 1." FAIRVJEW, LINCOLN, Neb., July 14. ?W. J. Bryan will be officially notified ?f his nomination for President at Lincoln, his home, August 12. John W. Kern will be notified of his nomination at Indianapolis, Ind., at a date to be determined upon later. Tt practically has been decided that the question of a chairman for the democratic national committee shall be left to a subcommittee of nine. It is said to be the desire of Mr. Bryan that this subcommittee shall make the selection inside of two weeks. Campaign Management Discussed. Members of the democratic national ommittee and a number of others holding proxies conferred with W. J. Bryan ;tnd J. W. Kern, the presidential and vice presidential nominees, respectively,' at the Bryan home today with referonce to vital matters of campaign management. The visitors arrived at Lincoln over the Rock Island railroad on a special train at 8 o'clock, and were given a trolley ride about the city, and gathered at 9 o'clock in the lobby of the i.incoln Hotel, where senti/nent for Urey Woodson of Kentucky, the present secretary of the committee, loomed formidable. "I vote aye," laughed Roger Sullivan p of Illinois, as he grasped the Kentucklan's t hand. Several others followed suit in 0 the buzz of conversation at the hotel. j "I am not a condidate." declared Mr. ^ ^oodson. "If they draft me, that is a t uiflfvent matter." s Talk of Ollie James and of National Committeeman At wood of Kansas was not lacking. At the Bryan Home. At 9:iiu o'clock the committeemen, the proxies and others Interested boarded a special trolley train for "Fa rvlew," i where they arrived a half hou- later. Kain threatened and they lost no time in making their way to the Bryan home. The national committeemen present were Mack, New York: Taggart, Indiana; Sullivan, Illinois; Tucker, Arkansas, Tomlinson, Alabama; Coughlin, Massachusetts; Wood. Michigan; Daniels, North Carolina; Greene, Rhode Island; Brady, Oklahoma; Cummings. Connecticut; Donnelly. Idaho; Wade. Iowa; Osborne. Wyoming: Williams, Mississippi; Talbott, Maryland; Kerr. Pennsylvania; Johnson, Texas; Nebeker, tjtah; Jones. New Mexico. The y.fHk at the Bryan home when the corroii. U.e a -lved was a picturesque one. A H'.fi.' number of the Nebraskan's n> choi<j had gathered early on the la vu tj-rreundlng the house prepared to ass*.,;* the distinguished visitors. Mr. Rrj an stood in the doorway and personally greeted the members of the committee as they passed Into the "sun j>arlor." Directly liehind him was Mr. Kern, who had come out early and v-no In turn extended his greetings. Mr. Bryan's beaming countenance di-sclosed the satisfaction it gave him to locel.-e the committee, and lie htid something to say to each one. Bryan Will Go on the Stump. W. K. Gonzales, editor of the Btate of Columbus, fc>. C.. and one of Mr. Bryan's lieutenants, after a visit with Mr. Bryan and Mr. Kern today, said: "The statement that Mr. Bryan will not j make a canvass is incorrwct. It is his present purpose, howevec, to deliver no 1 platform speeches, but to make ten or a t dozen political addresses, dealing with 1 the more vital issues as presented in the < platform. Mr. Kern will make a more t continuous campaign, and it was assured t in Denver that Mr. Towne will be no less active than if he had been the vice presi- i dentlal nominee." < Mr. Gonzales said that campaign contri- i bution8 would be invited by newspapers < in Jiis state, and he believed every dem- '< ocratio paper in the south would do likewise. a Invited to Luncheon. I Mr. Bryan invited the committee to re- 1 main for luncheon. The 'invitation in- J eluded a number of ladles in the party. i have room for forty-six," said Mr. ] Bryan, and when he facetiously added, "I believe the White House dining room ] is larger" he provoked shouts of laughter, in which lie himself Joined. Altogether there were present at the house about 125 visitors, including a num- t 1? r of newspaper men. Mr. Bryan an- . nounted that Mrs. Pickett, widow of Gen. Pickett, who is his house guest, would ' see to it that the ladies were taken care t . . 9 T * -? " 1 "> jusi uerore me committee neld it* i conference Mr. Bryan tame out on Hie , porch, and, pointing to the well kept lawn and settees distributed around the giounds, invited every one to make himself Ht home. AmonR those who sat down ] to luncheon was Rev. Father M. J. Cor- , l>ett ot Westiield. X. Y., who said grace. . Mr. Bryan's Suggestion. Mr. Bryan, on behalf of himself and Mr. Kern, read the following: ? 'Gentlemen of the committee: The plat- > form recently adopted by the national ? convention of our party at Denver contains the .following pledge: ' " 'We pledge the democratic party to the I enactment of a law prohibiting any cor- t poration from contributing to a campaign i fund and any individual from contribut- 1 ing an amount above a reasonable sum | and providing for the publication before election of all contributions above a rea- 1 sonable minimum.' "Mr. Kern and I are in hearty sympathy with the pledge and are gratified at its adoption. With its fulfillment a new era in American politics will begin. Elections will then be regulated as public affairs < and the influence which controls them, in- j (Continued on Second Page.) ' OUTIMIH SPEECH ludge Taft Digesting the Democratic Planks. I WILL REFER TO ISSUES Letter of Acceptance Will Be Much More Elaborate. S1AY CONTAIN 15,000 WORDS Will Probably Begin Dictation of His Address to the Notification Committee Tomorrow. ?_____ Special Dispatch to The Star. HOT SPRINGS, Va., July 14.-Judge I Taft, republican nominee for President, jntered the dining room for breakfast , his morning carrying a lot of planks. They were from the democratic platform, and he had them pasted on slips j )f white paper. He would take a spoonful of oatmeal, then read a plank, an- j >ther spoonful, another plank, and so j >n to tne -bottom of the bowl and the :nd of the platform. When he left the lining room he took the planks with him. I He carried them under his arm as he i walked up and down the veranda, and j le still had them when he retired to lis room to resume work on his speech if acceptance. Judge Taft expects his speech of acleptance will be about 3,300 words in length. On account of its brevity it will probably only contain reference to leadng issues of the campaign, leaving subjects of less Importance to be treated in lis letter of acceptance, which will conLain about 13,000 words. Mr. Taft dictates all his speeches and :hen revises the typewritten pages. He will probably begin dictating tomorrow, jut it will be Saturday or Sunday before the speech is whipped into its final form. Senator Warner's notification speech at Cincinnati will be so brief that It will tot require over ten minutes in Its deivery. The speech of acceptance, also, vill be short. The letter of acceptance vlll treat public questions at greater ength. Judge Taft's Method. Judge Taft has at his command copies >f speeches of acceptance of candidates >f both parties in recent years and withn a day or two he will receive copies of U ~ Vv,rv* U nnofioa manV lit? ptdliui ins Ul uuin yoi nca tv? ""-"v rears. He is handling this task as a udge on the bench would hear a case. He i s looking through all the documents I >earing on the subject and before flnlshng his work he will have the views of nany leaders of the party on the draft of he document. Ever since his nomination he many conferences he has had have ln_ olved discussion of every phase of the ( lolitical situation and have had reference < o conditions in all parts of the Union. All f the information that has in this way een brought to him is now of service in letermining the phases of the campaign ] hat should receive most prominent conIderation. Of all the planks in the platform, that elating to injunctions is probably the >ne that will receive greatest attention. . 5o much has been said on this subject, * Titlcism from democratic sources having >een made on his record while on the >ench in respect to the process of the in- > unction, and the two parties having idopted planks on that subject which are ikely to play an important part in the campaign. Judge Taft will declare his Kxsition on this important question in orceful and unmistakable terms. Will Speak Next Monday. The happiest man in Hot Springs today s Jake McCllntic, chairman of the board >f supervisors of Bath county. He has >btalned the candidate's promise to ap>ear at the county courthous^at Germanown. five miles from here, at the openng of court next Monday. "You see. Mr. Secretary," said Jake, in extending the invitation, "this is a new 'ourthouse. I am chairman of the board >f supervisors, and we have had some rouble over the building of this hyar ourthouse. and I reckon it would lieip o set us right if you would come on out md speak." 1 That appeal failed to move Judge Taft. )ut Jake added: "This hyar county of 1 3ath, Mr. Secretary, went republican , wice against Bryan." "Very well." said Judge Taft, "I will 1 ro over, but I won't make a political 1 ipeech." "Thank you," said Jake, as he backed < iway, pulling his whiskers with pleas- , :re. "We will have a carriage for you." Tlio nonrg tit' It wtcro Tu/t'u nnonl ? J 111 IIV ?? O U U'?0V. JL ? ?- ? ?** .v\.|/101l\ C Ul he Bath county invitation has stirred up *' lie tther political lights in neighboring ounties. Ben Allen, United States mar- , iha. of Staunton, hopped on a train as toon as he Jieard of it and arrived this 1 no ruing. The fact that Judge Taft had said that i le hoped to be free from visitors this . veek made no difference to him. It was Ben Allen who jumped upon the platform >f the Taft train at Staunton, when the , andidate was on his way to Hot Springs, ind, after introducing himself, asked fudge Taft to come on out and say a vord to the boys. Allen refused to dis- i dose the purpose of his visit today, but t's safe to say that In one way or an>ther he has the interests of "the boys" it heart. Judge Taft today announced his accept- > mce of an invitation to address the Vlrdnia Bar Association, which will he in ession here the first week in August, former United States Senator Undsay of Centucky will deliver the annual address >efore that body. KOBE ARMY POSTS ON BORDER. ttexico Announces Intention and United States May Follow Suit. Ambassador Creel of Mexico today igain discussed with Acting Secretary Bacon the situation growing out of aleged violations of the neutrality law ilong the Mexican border, which the Diaz fovernment feels have been to some exent responsible for the recent uprisings in hat country. The ambassador was given the most positive assurance of the intention of this tovernment to see that the neutrality laws ire respected and that as far as it is possible all violators are severely punshed. It is possible there may be an increase >f the army posts on the border. Mexico ilready has indicated her intention of idding to the number she already has. An effort also will be made for a more liberal application of the extradition .laws :o the end that persons claiming immunity on the ground that the charges igalnst them are political, but who it is round afterward have been guilty of participation in raids, may be extradited. The troops at Del Rio, Tex., may be kept there for some time. m ? Brownsville Postmaster Named. The President July 10 appointed Robert B. Rent fro postmaster at Bropmsville, Cameron county, Texas,, vice Joel B. Sharpe. whose commission expired January ?T. 1008. i - \#'? ONE ORYSPOTIS HEBE District of Columbia Alone Not Rained Upon. r> lAinrno * i i r\\im kitTiAtl anuwcna all uvcn iyhiiuim Discriminating Jupiter Pluvius May Relent Tonight. FORECASTERS ENTERTAIN HOPE Washington and Cincinnati Hottest Places Yesterday ? Number of Heat Prostrations Recorded. ' z Today's Record of Heat. Downtown Official Temperature. Temperature. 9 a.m., 90. 9 a.m., 83. 10 a.m., 92. 10 a.m., 86. 11 a.m.. 96. 11 a.m., 88. 12 noon. 98. 12 noon, 90. 1 p.m., 100. 1 p.m., 92. 2 p.m., 101 hi- 2 p.m., 93. The downtown temperature performed some lively stunts this afternoon. The mercury in the giant thermometer in front of Affleck's began to elimb the scale steadily this morning, starting in at 9 o'clock with 90 and reacliing the 100 mark at 1 o'clock. Then the liquid that registers the heat Dn the sidewalks of Washington made a spurt and in fifteen minutes had gone up ei full degree, reaching 101. At 2 o'clock the temperature was IOIVz"L'nle-ss the unforeseen happens and some burly storm clouds roll over t|j^ city," Mr. Affleck said, "I believe the temperature will reach the record reading of ltM late this afternoon." Washington Discriminated Against. Old Jupiter Pluviug, god of rain, is discriminating against the District of Columbia. The weather bureau lias the evidence against the venerable diety. In the vernacular of the period, the experts have the "deadwood" on Jupe. For several days the weather prophets at the bureau, out on 24th street, have been predicting cooling showers. All Washington has been anxiously and expectantly awaiting the drenching that did not come. It was put up to Prof. Garriott to explain the wherefor of the why today. Predictions of forecasters, he declares, have been verified, as showers have fallen all about the District of Columbia, although this particular locality has remained a steadfastly "dry" dot in a wet zone. Refreshing showers, accompanied by cooling winds, have occurred in the ad jaeent territory of Virginia and Maryland, and also In the nearby states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but not a drop here. Signs Which Failed. It is true. Prof, Garrlott added, that Jupiter Pluvius has on several recent occasions made a meterologieal "bluff" at Washington. Dark storm clouds and gray rain clouds have assembled overhead as though In readiness to pour upon the city, only to dissipate later, leaving Old Sol and his full force of tropical torridity in possession of the situation. "We have hopes, however, that Washington will get a shower of the cooling kind in the next twenty-four hours," Forecaster Garriott said today. "Several showers last night just missed the District by a slight margin, and deposited there moisture and coolness elsewhere in this vicinity. In fact, there have been local showers all over the United States? everywhere but In the District of Columbia." He also stated that there will not be much change In present conditions hereabouts. There will be a lowering of the temperature, but It will be so gradual as to be scarcely noticeable. The mg/ripyiT^ THE OPEN' SEASON. weather bureau temperature reading yesterday was 90, or just 3 degrees lower than that of Sunday. It is reported that the oppressive conditions of the past few days have caused much sutfering among the poor in the tenement house districts and in the congested alleys. Some of the very poor are said to have suffered from a lack of Ice. Cases of Heat Prostration. Three cases of heat prostration were reported to the police last night and one case today. It is said there were many made ill by heat and humidity whose cases were not reported to the authorities. The statement was also made that those persons who are In the city hospitals are suffering greatly, notwithstanding the up-to-date appliances to ward off heat employed in modern hosnltals. The wind that blew feebly at times was , described as "like the breath of a great furnace." John Seeley. thirty-four years of age. became ill about noon today while at New Jersey avenue and K street. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where the physicians found he was suffering from an attack of heat prostration. William Phelps, nirieteen years of age, living at 1324 JOth street, was removed to the Emergency Hospital from near Pennsylvania avenue and 20th street last night and treated for heat exhaustion. His condition was not serious. Last night's hot weather brought John Swan, colored, to the hospital for treatment. Swan, who lives at 421 V street, was taken sick while in Bryant street. He was taken to Freedmen's Hospital by the police. George Ridge way. fifty years of age, was taken sick laM night while at the ninth precinct police station, having been made ill by the heat. He was given treatment at the Casualty Hospital. The police report a number of horses fell from heat and exhaustion while toiling in the glare of torridity yesterday and today. Washington and Cincinnati were the hottest cities in the United States yesterday. The weather bureau temperature at both places was 99 degrees. The actual j?treet temperature was several degrees higher. Marquette, Mich., where cooling breezes blew yesterday, reported the lowest temperature?74 degrees. DIES IN THE PHILIPPINES. R. G. Boyden Collapses After a Surgical Operation. Governor General Smith of the Philippines today notified the War Department of the death at Manila this morning of Ralph G. Boyden, employed by the government as a bookkeeper. Boyden's death tame in the collapse following a surgical operation. He formerly resided at 18 Ralph court. Brock iui i, wiixasi, nt* oaiiru iiuiu mc uuitcu States for Manila Sept. 12 last. Governor General Smith says the remains will be buritd at Manila. FAIL TO HARMONIZE. Opposing Republican Factions in Tennessee Still Far Apart. Special IMapatch to Tbe Star. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 14.?The conference of the Evans-Sanders and Brownlow-Houk elements of the republi ( i i party In Tennessee, by which it was proposed to harmonize the party in the state, has resulted in perfect discord. The state committeemen of each element claimed to be the regular organization, and each refused to recognize the other as having any official standing. It was hoped 'by harmonizing these conflicting elements to elect a republican governor, but under present conditions there will probably be two candidates in the field. But boi.i elements will support Taft for President. , Parker to Stump for Bryan. HELENA, Mon., July 14.?Alton B. Parker, who is Journeying toward Yellowstone Park, where he will-spend the next two weeks, arrived last night, and made the statement that he would take the stump for William J. Bryan in the forthcoming campaign. Personal Mention. Dr. Carl von Schubert of the German embassy will sail from New York tomorrow on the Kronprinz Wilhelm for a summer vacation in Germany. Edward M. Dawson, chief clerk of the interior Department, spent Sunday at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Christman, the Pines, Maryland. I * V I <** ; <? MYSTERY IS BAFFLING Troy Officials in the Dark Over Tragic Death. NO CLUE IN THE DREW CASE No Donbt Expressed as to the Girl's Murder. TVTTTT UITTTTTI T?ftTT1C< omnnw mjujumj- nil JL&JJ uu x o oiuxw X Police to Sift Statement Connecting Another Farm Hand With Having Met the Victim. TROY, N. Y., July 14.?More and more baffling as Investigation proceeds becomes the mystery surrounding the tragic death of nineteen-year-old Hazdl Drew, whose body was found in Teal's pond Sunday, with the skull crushed and a corset string tightly knotted about the neck. That she was murdered there has been not the slightest doubt from the first. But there suddenly comes an abrupt pause. The most searching investigation which has been in progress day and night since the tragedy became known had failed to reveal even the slightest clue. There is no known motive or even known combination of circumstances which point even remotely to a reason why any one should have wished to send the young woman to so horrible a death. It is not known that the girl had any enemy. She had no sweetheart, as far as any one has been able to learn. From the moment she left the home of her sister July 3 until her body wis discovered in the pond not a trace of her has been found, save for a story told uy Frank Smith, a dull-witted farm lad. Smith has told the detectives that last Tuesday he met Miss Drew not far from the spot where her body later was found. IJttle credence is given this story, inasmuch as it leaves four whole days unaccounted for between the time the girl left her sister and the time Smith claims to have seen her. They have taken the ground, however, that Smith may have been mistaken In the date, and he now is being sujecte^ to the closest surveillance and most searching questioning. Both Met Young Woman. By this method the officials have drawn from Smith a statement that Rudolph Oundrum, another farmhand, was with them when he met the young woman wandering up the hill near Teal's pond. It was this statement and what they ldhrned following it that resulted in the determination of the police to sift Smith's story to the bottom. Whefti Gundrum's name was first brought into the story the investigators decided to question "him to see if he would corroborate any part of the story told by Smith. But Gundrum was nowhere to be found. His family said he had started for Troy early yesterday with a load of produce, but he had not returned to the farm last night, nor was he there early today. His absence added strongly to the desire of the officials to question him. Two officers remained at the farmhouse to receive him in event of his return there, and others took up the search for the missing man in other quarters. There the case rested today, with little hope in sight of immediate progress beyond that point, unless, perhaps, the rambling story told by Smith upon investigation develops features not now apparenf. New Appointee Heads Department. A man who yesterday entered upon his duties as assistant attorney general is today the acting head of the Department of Justice, being the only assistant attorney general in the city. He is James A. Fowler of Knoxville, Tenn., recently named to All the vacancy caused by the appointment of E. T. Sandford as federal judge in Tennessee. Mr. Fowler probably breaks all records in taking charge of a department the second day after entering upon his dut??: : _ , . ?m TO ENFORCEJHE LAW Commissioners WiM Act as to Pensioned Employes. MUST STAND EXAMINATION Allowances Kay Be Cat Off, if Not Necessary, EXPLAIN THEIR ATTITUDE Messrs. Macf&rland and West Make Statements ? Superintended of Police Discusses the Subject. "Provided further. That within thirty days after the passage of this act and every two years thereafter persons on the pension rolls in the District of Columbia for disabilities incurred while in the service of the police department or fire department of the District of Columbia shall undergo a medical examination, and as a result of such examinations the Commissioners shall determine whether the pension being paid in each case shall continue in whole or in part." Extract from District appropriation act for year ending June 30, 1909. The enforcement of the section of th< District appropriation act' which seem ingly empowers the Commissioners no only to reduce the pensions of retire< members of the local police end fire de partments, but also to entirely discon tinue pensions in cases where the gra tuitous allowances appear to no longei be deserved, is causing probably mori discussion at the present time among th< department heads and employes of thi District of Columbia than even the fit tings of the magnificent new Dlstrlr building. Varying opinions obtain con cerning the exact status of pensioner under the law. and of the .powers del? gated to the Commissioners by the stat ute, though the Commissioners them selves entertain no doubt that they hav the right to curtail or abolish pension under certain circumstances. Commissioner Macfarland was positiv in taking his stand on this side of th question today. g "The Commissioners," he said, "wil have to go over the whole list of report of the examinations of pensioners of th police and fire departments and decld under the law which, if any, of the pen sion8 should be reduced or discontinued In case of -pensioners who have refuse to obey the law and submit to an exami nation I believe that the spirit of th law requires that the Commissioner should drop them from the list of pen sioners, and I shall so vote upon any cas of that kind which appears in the re ports." Law Will Be Enforced. Commissioner West also declared th law will certainly be enforced, and in hi opinion the Commissioners undoubtedl; have the power to drop pensioners fron the rolls either in cases where the re clpients of the allowances have recoverei entirely from the disabilities which led t their retirement and have proved them selves able to earn good wages in othe classes of employment, or in instances ii which pensioners have deliberately re fused or failed to appear for the exam inatlons required by law. "Each case will be considered carefull; and on its merits alone," Mr. West said "and the judgment of the Commissioner will be pronounced without fear or favor.' Maj. Sylvester, superintendent of police came out strongly today with a plea fo the pension system. He said he believe the Commissioners have the right to re duce pensions, but not to abolish then altogether, and he gave a number o earnest arguments in iavur ui pension for both the fire and police departments declaring that it is only the assurance o being cared for in event of injury or o having their families supported in even of their death that attracts the good clas of men desired to both services. Views of Maj. Sylvester. Speaking particularly of the effect o the pension system on the police depart ment, Maj. Sylvester said: "I looked Into the matter of reductioi of pension awards under our law som< time ago and found it within the rights o the District to reduce allowances made b; retiring boards, but not to cut off allow ances altogether. For many years w have been contending for the pension and during the past five years the plai now in practice has worked satisfactorily It is a thing that has been urged by thi International Police Association and polic. heads more than any other, because th< man enlisted in the service which is ex tra hazardous feel assured that in casi of injpry he is cared for and in case o death his family will be partially sus talned. "It is the strongest inducement for en ll8tment. Rigid physical examination: precede appointments. If this cannot bi had the individual feels that he can d( better with a little less pay and have hi: Sundays, holidays and nights off, and n< uniform to buy. Where an individual 1: given a pension allowance it is not prope that he should receive government pa: elsewhere, but I can see no objection t? a man trying to make both ends mee by sitting around as a watchman some where, or finding employment in whlcl physical strength and endurance will no be required. "When the pension system went into ef feet after the force had been organizec for thirty or forty years there was i large contingent of disabled men, am they became charges under the new law so that it had rather an extensive de pendency from the start. There are man: who should be retired today, but the con dition of the available funds will no permit. "Over forty cities maintain pensioi funds, and most of the retirements ar made on the basis of an allowance o half the amount of salary received a time of retirement. In London it is hal pay at the end of fifteen years and two thirds allowance after twenty-six years service. Consul General Wynne recentl: sen: to me the statistics on this subject "The District can never have a mode department until provision is made fo this character of encouragement for mei in the service. It Is the strongest in centive to the enlistment of good men and we snould not be behind many small er jurisdictions in the country. The bes plan is to offer every inducement pos slble which will justify the demand fo faithful and rigid observance of the law and order on the part of the force. "I sincerely hope a good, strong retire me-it law will result for this jurisdiction and have collected considerable data t be used to that end." President of Belgian Senate Dead BRUSSELS, July 14.?Count de Merode president of tne Belgian senate, diet here today. SHEPPAROWINS RACE Defeats Crack Englishmen in 1,500-Meter Run. FLANAGAN BREAKS RECORD Captures Gold Medal for Taking the Hammer Throw. OLYMPIC GAMES ARE RESUMED Results Highly Satisfactory to the American Spectators and Contestants?Attendance Small. . , LONDON, July 14.?The first rooming of real work of the fourth international Olympic games, which were opened by King Edward in the Stadium at Shepherds Bush yesterday, was carried out under rather unsettled weather conditions and before a small gathering. Tim results, however, were highly satisfactory to the American spectators and contestants. The final of the 1,500-meter flat race was won by Sheppard, American. Wilson, England, was second, and Hallows, England, third. Shepp&rd's timo was four minutes three and two-flfths seconds. He equaled the best time made in the preliminary yesterday. This was done 'by Hallows, who. by making the distance in four minutes three and twoflfths seconds, cut a full two seconds off 9 the record, made at St. Louis In 1904 by ^ Lightbod.v, American. j Melvin Sheppard's Victory. The two Americans. Sheppard and Sul. livan, lay back in the first part of the . race and let the Englishmen take the r lead. Sheppard was fourth until the last B stretch, and Wilson and Hallows were in ? the first, string-. As the men started tn s sprint on the back stretch of the final lap Wilson was in the lead. As they ^ turned in the straight Sheppard sprinted t tho last hundred yards, and. passing his - compei.tors, crossed the tape one yard s and a half ahead of Wilson. Hallows was five yards behind Wilson. Tait of Canada finished fourth. The runners held well together until the last hun dred yards. There was great excitement n I HVAr thn Antnk W ?- * ? iitiMjii. Aire ougiiBiinitsn, wnv g were confident the Americans would not get better than third place, even If thex had a look-in. were greatly disappointed. a Flanagan Breaks Be cord. John J. Flanagan, Irish-American Ath? 'a letic Club, broke the Olympic record tm e the hammer throw and won the first gohl a medal for any event. M. J. McGrath, New. l- York Athletic Club, was second in tha J- hammer throw and won the silver medal. * This first bronze medal ito be awarded " went to C. Walsh, a Canadian, who was ? third in the hammer throw. Another 8 American success was scored in the twenty-kllometer cycling race. In which L. G. Wientz. New York. Athletic Club, qualified by winning the third heat. From the spectators' point of view the meeting was slow, but nevertheless the races were well contested and the show-* e ing good. The American victories s brought forth much American and Cana* y dian cheering. n The Hammer Throw. Walsli of Canada won In the first seo* d tlon of the hammer throw with a throw ? of 159 feet IVi Inches. Talbot, America, r second, 157 feet VI Inch; Lemming, Sweden, n third. 141 feet 3 inches. Rosg did not contest. In the second section of the hammer throw Nicholson, England, made 157 feet Y 9*4 Inches; Horr, America, 154 feet *4 inch; Fyfe. England, 122 feet 6*4 inches. 8 Burroughs, America, did not throw. In the third section of the hammer ' throw McGrath. America, threw. 167 feet r 11 inches, breaking the British record. 8 Flanagan, America, threw 165 feet Inches; Gillis, America, 149 feet 6% Inches. Walsh of Canada. McGratfi and Flanagan. America, qualified for the final. 8 In the final Flanagan finished first, with 'i a throw of 17o feet 4Vfc inches, beating the i Olympic record. McGrath was second. J with a throw of 167 feet 11 inches, and Walsh, Canada, third. 159 feet 1V4 Inches. s Only the men who make the three best throws In all sections will compete In the final. f Stars and Stripes Bun Up. When the result of the hammer throwing was announced, it being the first final of the fourth Olympiad, the Stars e and Stripes were run up on the arena f flagstaff to announce that the United V States had gathered in the first event to - be decided. In fact, it was a double vice tory, Flanagan taking the first gold and McGrath the first silver medal thus far ^ awarded. There was a great burst of cheering from the American sections of j the stands as the flag broke out. Cane ada joined in, for Walsh wins the bronze P medal. Heavy showers which followed the fine e weather of the beginning interfered with t the last events of the morning meeting, . including the third heat of the twentykilometer bicycle race. ~ The 20-Kilometer Cycle Bace. e The first heat of the twenty-kilometer j cycle race was won by Meredith, Eng3 land, in 33.21. v ^ C. B. Klngsley, England, won the secr ond heat in 32.33 4-5. i ' The third heat was won by Wientz, ? American. Time, 33.39. In the first laps 1 of this contest Wientz, America, and ^ Young. Canada, alternately held the first t two positions. Wienth won. Time, 33.39. The fourth heat of the twenty kilome ters was won by Jones, England; time, J 32.39. Cameron was second. i The fifth heat of the twenty-kilometer 1 cycling race was won by Hansen of Swe , den. Time. 34.5 3-5. The sixth heat of the twenty-meter cy? y cling race was won by Denny, England* - in 33.40 3-5. 1 The 3,500-Meter Walk. a G. E. Lamer of the United Kingdom ? team easily won the first heat of the ' 3,500-meter walk in 15.32; H. E. Kerr, f Australia, was second, and W. P. Palmer, - England, third. No American particl ' pated in the heat. In this event the first y three in each heat qualify for the final. jj E. J. Webb, England, won the second r heat in 15.17 1-5. In this heat Quinn, n England, finished second, and Rothman, - Sweden, third. i, Gouldlng, Canada, won the third heat in . 15.54.. Harrison, England, was second, t and Rowland, New Zealand, third. The final of the 3.500-meter walk was r won by Larner. England. Webb, Engs land, was second, and Kerr, Australia, was third. The time of winner was 14 - minutes and 55 seconds. i. The fifteenth heat of the 660-yard cycle 0 race was won by Cameron, the only American competlting. In the first heat of the fancy driving George W. Gaidzik, Chicago Athletic As* soclation. got first place with 82 points. . and Freyschmldt, Germany, second with 1 78 points. the second beat Zurner, Germany, ?