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declared that the prohibition question
would not be referred to in either the republican
or democratic platforms. But
while there is no shadow of reference or
indorsement of prohibition in either of
these platforms, the democracy have dope
exactly as did the republicans, and, by reaffirming.
have placed themselves where
they have stood ever since 1876, on the
side of the enemies of your home and
"From the fact that Mr. Bryan recently,
in a public interview, confessed voting
and making speeches to defeat constitutional
prohibition in his own state; from
the fact that in his campaign speeches in
Oklahoma he spoke for all of their constitution
but the prohibition part; from
ilic fact that lie has recently, in an interview.
tried to make this appear as a
mere local issue and not a national one.
what hope have we that he and the
democratic party will give any aid to
tins cause?
Lincoln Favored Prohibition.
"Place alongside the attitude of the republican
party since 1872 the well established
views of Abraham Lincoln on this
question. I hold in my hands absolute
proof that Lincoln was In favor of the
prohibition of the liquor traffic.
"January 29. 1S33. Mr. Lincoln, in the
company of thirty-eight other citizens of
bpringfield. listened to a radical prohibition
sermon and afterward, in writing, requested
its publication. The document I
hold in my hand is one of the original
copies of that publication, including the
sermon and the letters signed by Lincoln
and others. This copy was found by
myself in our law office in Springfield i
among fome old papers of the old law
firm of Lincoln & Berndbn. j
"I quote from the sermon the following:;
" 'The liquor traffic is a cancer in society, j
eating out its vitals and threatening de-!
Ktruction. and all attempts to regulate It
will rot only prove abortive but aggravate
the evil. No, there must be no more effort
to regulate the cancer: it must be
radicated, not a root must be left behind.
" "The remedy the most effectual would
he the passage of a law altogether abolishing
the liquor traffic, except for mechanical.
chemical, medicinal and sacramental
Letter Signed by Lincoln.
"These words I have quoted were uttered
by Rev. James Sm.th and the letter
written him requesting their publication
by Lincoln and others was as follows:
" SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Jan. 29 1853.
*" 'Rev* James Smith, D D.:
" "Sir: The undersigned have listened
with great satisfaction to the discourse
on the subject of temperance delivered
by you last evening, and bei evlng that if
published and circulated among the people
it would be productive of good, would
respectfully requegt a copy thereof for
" 'Very sincerely your friends.
" 'And thirty-eight other signatures.'
"We may well congratulate ourselves
that our i arty is the only party today
i ..a l sitinab ror ine.-e principles wnicn
Lincoln h.mself approved and published in
Chairman Jones Indorsed.
The administration of National Chairman
Jones was indorsed by the Illinois
delegation and a resolution adoptad urging
that he be continued at the head
of the committee.
The delegates from the New England
states held a caucus while en route to
Columbus and decided to stand together
on all questions and cast the vote of
the New England states as a practical
unit. >Iathew E. O'Brien of Connecticut
was chosen chairman of the New England
Patton Arouses Enthusiasm.
Mr. Patton held .the attention, of the
audience throughout his speech and at
times moved his hearers to great enthusiasm.
As he proceeded, driving shaft
after shaft at the other^national parties,
he was cheered again and again.
"Take oft your coat,"' and "Hit him!
again.'.' cried voices from the delegates1
and these were Interspersed with "Amens."
The speaker took off his coat and then
paid his compliments to the late Herman
. Raster of Illinois, author of the personal
liberty plank of the 1873 republican platform.
This plank, known a* the "sixteenth
plank." was denounced by Mr.
Patton. He read a letter from Wade H.
Ellis, attorney general of Ohio, author of
much of the republican platform of this
year, declaring that he could find nothing
m the sixteenth plank "inconsistent with
republican doctrines."
Caught with the goods," shouted some
one in the audience, and continuing. Mr.
Patton said that Air. Ellis "knows what
"Boss' Cox of Cincinnati wants." and
would not oppose his wishes.
' pVesidATlt Taft knon-s th? aamf '' ?al<i
the speaker, and a laugh greeted the title
given the republican candidate, and he
corrected lilmse'.f hastily.
Passing from the republican party, Mr.
Patton spoke of that "very talkative man
from Lincoln," and said that In the last
sixteen years Mr. Bryan "has championed
everything loose under the sun in the way
of a political issue except the prohibition
question "
This statement was greeted with a
chorus of "Shame, shame." coining from
the audience.
At the conclusion of Mr. Patton" s speech
t!.e state delegations announced their
members of the convention committees
and the membership of the national com*
Meetings of the committee were held
immediately after the adjournment of the
Just prior to the conclusion of the morning
session an address of welcome to the
delegates was made by Mayor C. A. Bond
of Columbus, the response for the convention
being made by William P. P. Ferguson
of Chicago.
The uecided impreession made by the
speech of Temporary Chairman Patton
resulted in an almost immediate movement
to make him the presidential nominee.
The Indiana delegation inaugurated
th 2 booic.
Longest Distance on Record to Be
Covered by Messengers.
Special Dispatch to "The Star.
NEW YORK. July 13.?At 10 o'clock j
this morning the start of the longest
relay race ever held was made from the
city hall in this city. More than a
thousand boys, members of the Y. M- C.
A. between New York and Chicago,
will take part in the relay, each runner
in succession taking charge of the
' fficial-looking envelope which is to
carry a message of good will from tho
metropolis of the east to that.of the
The relays will be changed every half
mile for the entire distance, all the runners
being picked from the Junior membership
of th^ Y. M. C. A. None of the
contestants is more than eighteen years
The ceremony of starting the runners ;
r.'is a picturesque one. On the city'
hall steps Acting Mayor "'Tim'* Hullitan
delivered the packet to the watting :
mercury. Herbert Rapp. the champion ?
eighteen - yenr - old sprinter of the '
Twenty third Street Y. M. C. A.
Q ;o*h Little jTim. w'th dignity:
"1 place in your keeping this message '
to the mayor of Chicago. While this
n.curia of communication is not mod- I
"rn, ttill it will serve to exemplify the
prowess of our American youth."
At the stroke of 10 the starter. Richard
C. Morse. Yale. till. genera] secre- j
rary of the internatonal committee of
the Y. M- C. A., flred his revolver and
the great run was on. The sprinter
went off toward Broadway at a long,
eua;. stride, and everybody let out a
cheerful whoop. A thousand persons in
the square also broke and ran in the
train of the runner, and there was a ,
lino scramble as a result. Messenger'
bo> s who never before had stirred out
of .i walk went tearing off behind Rapp
ami sprinted away up Broadway. Grayhaired
and middle-aged "boys" tried
their feet too. and altogether it was a '
great occasion.
Mrs. H. E. Graham Dead.
Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Graham died
this morning at her home. i.*032 North
Capitol street, at the age of sixty-four
>ears. The funeral will be held at 10:.'10
o'clock Friday forenoon. Mrs. Graham
was the mother of Mis. W. R. Covington
of Denver, Col.; Mrs. A. J. Hlrsch. Miss
Katherine Graham and Harry S. Graham
of this city. ' |
Captures the Three-Mile Race
in Olympics.
| Princeton Representative the Only
American in the Running.
Sweden's Flag Raised in Recognition
of Victory in the JavelinThrowing
Olympic Points Won Thus Far.
Events. U. S. Eng.
Hammer-throw 8 0 j
1,500-Meter Run 5 4
3,500-Meter Walk 0 8
O llll. 1 tz
a-muc i cam nave %*
| Javelin-throw. 0 0
Totals 16 17
l LONDON, July 15.?The weather again
| this morning gave promise of treating
kindlier the Olympic games, but clouds
were still hovering in the sky. and this,
to some extent, explained the slimness of
the attendance: There were not more
than a hundred persons, in addition to the
competitors and the officiate, present
I when the first events.'the Javelin throwing
and the first heat of the 100 kilometer
cycling race, were started.
The program today la not up to the usual
standard, there being but three finals
scheduled, the three-mile team race, the
dfiO-yard cycling race and the 2,000-meter
I tandem cycle race. American interest
centered in the team race, in which three
teams representing America. England and
I France qualified yesterday for the final.
I - England Wins Team Race.
As has been expected. England won the
three-mile team race with comparative
ease. At the crack of the pistol Deakhi,
AUUV1 UD VII, waicv Allti J UMll'VU VV ^
| the front, with Bonhag flftli. Coming Into
the homestretch on the first lap. however,
another wearer of the Stars and Strlpee,
the long-striding Eisele, came up alongside
of Bonhag, and took sixth place. Both
men were running easily, with plenty of
reserve. France already was out of the
race. Bouin. who ran so well yesterday,
retired before the finish of the first lap.
After the first circle Eisele went to the
front, but Deaktn, the cross-country
champion, challenged for the place and.
getting the pole, led the way for his team
By this time the field had divided into
two sections. Eisele leading the second
lot. with Dull and Cohn close at hand
and Trubc and Bonhag bringing up the
rear. Eisele was not satisfied with this,
and went up to the first section. When
he got there he apparently was worrying
over the other Americans, for he kept
looking back at them. But he hung on to
the royr Englishmen, with whom he was
leading the second section by forty yards.
' Plucky American Runner.
The second section wge made up of
Bonhag, Dull, Cohn, Hallows, the Oxford
crack, and .Trube, now. in the order
named. Eisele apparently was the only
man who could compete with the Englishmen
at their own game of long-distance
running. He took second place in the
sixth- lap. and for this he got a great
cheer from tlie American contingent; but
he could not keep this place, and soon
dropped back to fourth. Quite undaunted,
however, the plucky American, when the
bell rang for the last lap. started chasing
the Englishmen, who were well ahead of
him. He began well, but tbe pace was too
fast, and he had to content himself with
fourth place at the finish, Coales beating
him by a bare yard. Deakin and RobertA
am 4l*<a4 /> M A <4 Vind n I!
oil, vci j mill anu ucv?uiiu, u?u at
food lefd. Wilson got fifth place and J
Bonhag sixth, after chasing and beating J
Hallows. A Frenchman finished eighth, {
and Dull, Trube and Ceftn came in In the 1
order named, foltowed by other French- 1
men. Eisele got an ovation for his great 1
effort against the best distance runners of
England. Time, 14 minutes 39 3-5 seconds.
The English team was composed of H.
A. Wilson. A- J. Robertson, J. E. Deakin,
N. F. Hallows and W. Coales. The American
team was composed of George V.
Bonhag. Irish-American Athletic Club;
G. A. Dull, University of Michigan; J.
L. Eisele. Princeton and New Tork Athletic
Club; H. L. Trube. Cornell and New
York Athletic Club, and Harvey W.
Cohen. Irish-American Athletic Club.
The French team consisted of four men
Sweden Wins With Javelins.
The Swedes had their revenge today
for the failure of the management to display
the Swedish flag at the opening, fOr
the first standard to be hoisted this morning
to the top of the tall mast in the
arena was that of Sweden. This was done
to set forth that E. V. Lemming had won
the Javelin-throwing contest. He put the
itaff 178 feet inches,, breaking his
Vwp record of 175 feet 6 Inches. Ctouras,
who w-on the silver medal, was ten feet
behind Lemming, his distance being 16$
feet 6 inches. Halse, Norway, was third,
with 163 feet l$i inches. No Americans
competed in this event.
Scoring Olympic Points.
The Olympic athletic program is com- c
posed of twenty-five events, as follows:
100-meter race, 200-meter race, 400meter
race. 800-meter race, 1,500-meter
race, 110-meter hurdle, 400-meter hurdle,
3,300-meter steeplechase; 5-mile run, 10rpile
walk, Marathon race, about 25 miles;
standing broad Jump, standing high
jump, running broad jump, running high
Jump, hop, step and a jump: pole vault,
wmraer throw, shot put. tug of war,
three-mile team race. 3,300-meter walk,
discus, free style: discus. Greek style:
Javelin, free style; javelin, held In "the
middle: 1.600-mcter relay race.
The method of scoring which has been
generally adopted in America is based
upon what Is known as the international
A. A. U. system, which allows five points
for first place, three points for second
place, and one point for third place. Nino
points is. therefore, the highest possible
score wnivn a wumry may secure ill a
single event. On this ba?i?. the scores of t
the American and English teams thus t
far fn e Olympic games are: United r
States, 1&; England. 17- I
More Finals Decided. [
The final In the 2.000-meter tandem c
cycling race was won by the French team.
Scltill and Aufray. in 3.7 3-5. Hamlin and
Johnson of England were second apd
Brooks and Isaacs of England were third.
The final of the OnO-yard cycle race was
won by Johnson of England; Demangel of
France, second, and Damor of Germany,
third. Time. .51 1-5.
fc, i i i
Fatal Explosion of Gas in Pennsylvania
Coal Shaft.
POTTSVILLE. Pa., July 15?An explosion
of gas In shaft No. 1, Willlamstown
Colliery, operated by the Susquehanna
Coal Company resulted this afternoon
In the probable death of twelve miners.
Six have been taken out dead, while six
iw/ma oro still f nftirla ITItht hoi-a
11?*'I I at t t-ttt IMOIUV. t41. IJCCI! |
taken out terribly burned, several of 1
; whom will die. (
Noted Philologist Deed.
PASADENA. Cal., July 15-Frederick
Lewis Otter Roehrig. A. M., Ph.D., M-D.,
a noted orientalist philologist, educator
and composer, died here last night, aged
sixty-nine years, lie was a graduate of
Ms lie College. Leipsig. and was at one
time ambassador from Prussia at Constantinople.
and a lecturer in Cornell and
Stanford universities.
New Order Issued by the Interstate
Commerce Commission?-District
Attorney Baker Is Prosecutor.
More power is given to the newly appointed
District railway commission by an
order issued by the interstate commerce
commission yesterday.
The order says the new commission, "or
any member thereof," shall have power to
hear complaints regarding the violations
of any part, of the law or of the regulations
governing local electric railways
promulgated by the interstate commerce
commission and to file informations in
the Police Court for violations. The order
also gives power to United States District
Attorney D. W. Baker to file informations '
for violations and to prosecute in court.
In case of doubt as to the advisability
ot filing an information, it 16 ordered, the
United States attorney and the District
railway commission will confer directly
with each other. This Indicates that the
interstate commerce commission will
take no part in the prosecutions of violations
of the laws send regulations of the
District electric railways, although made
nominally on its behalf. *
By this announcement, the matter is left
in the hands of the District railway commission.
The Official Order.
This order is as follows:
"It is ordered that the District electric
railway commission or any member thereof
be and is hereby authorized and requested
and is given full power to hear
complaint of the violation of any of the
several sections of the act which confers
authority upon the interstate commerce
commission or of any rules or regulations
prescribed by the interstate commerce
lommlseion thereunder, and to file information
by or on behalf of the interstate
commerce commislon in the Police Court
if the Distr.ct of Columbia: and that
Daniel W. Baker, United States attorney
n and for the District of Columbia, either
by himself or through his assistants be
ind is hereby authorized and requested
ind is given full power to file Informations
in Said Police Court for violations of said
let 01 regulations by or on behalf of the
interstate commerce commission and to
prosecute said informations filed by himself
or such other Information? as may
be filed by or on behalf of the interstate
commerce commission, either by itself or
sy the said District electric railway commission;
and the said parties heretofore
lamed shall have full power to file aald
nformation on behalf and in the name
>f the interstate commerce commission.
"It is further ordered that said United
3tates attorney be and is hereby authorzed
and requested to confer with said
District electric railway commission when
:here is doubt as to the advisability of
tling an information of said violations
ind prosecuting the same: and the sa.d
District electric railway commission be
ind is hereby authorized and requested
vhenever it shall so desire to $onfer with
aid T'nited States attorney as to the ad
risability of filing in said police Court any
pformation or evidence that may be be!ore
Mr. Knapp Defines Authority.
Neither the Department of Justice nor
he district attorney has as yet taken
steps for the arrest and punishment of
nembers of the interstate commerce com*
nisslon for alleged violation of law in
iccepttn^ gratuitous services from Gen.
Tohn A. Wilson, District Commission?r
Henry L. West and Thomas W. Smith,
who constitute the District electric railway
Chairman Knapp of the interstate comnerce
commission was found at his desk
.his morning apparently in an easy frame
it mind. He admitted that he had no
mention of leaving the Jurisdiction at
this time, but he also stated that he had
:io intention of calling the other commissioners
to Washington until the reassembling
of the commission in September,
lo they, at least, would seem safe from
(rrest until then.
Chairman. Knapp states that there Is a
treat deal of misunderstanding in certain
juarters not only as to the facts, but as
:o the law as well.
"The law forbidding the employment of
arsons in the government service for
whose payment appropriations have not
>een specifically made applies to the
)rgnches of the services whose employes
lold what might be termed statutory
>ositions. Such are the clerks of the different
grades in the several departments.
Powers of Commission.
"In the organic act creating the interitate
commerce commission there are only
;he commlsslonerships and the secretaryihip
which may be termed statutory posi;ione,
because they are specifically eroded
by law and the salaries for each
nade in like manner. But the same act
ilso provides: 'The commission shall have
luthority to employ and fix the compensation
of such other employes as It may
Ind necessary to the proper performance
)t its duties.' It also states that. 'Until
>therwlse provided by law. the commission
mav hire suitable offices for its use.
md shall hare authority to procure all
tecessary office suppl-ee." To meet these
>ther expenses for employes and offices,
nth the necessary supplier incident there:o,
there Is a lump sum of $700,000 appropriated
by the sundry civil approprla;ion
"Now, then, having the authority to
itnploy such employe* as it may tind
teoessary to the proper performance of
ts duties, and having the money appropriated
to pay those who are employed aa
such, I fall to see where the commission
has exceeded its authority."
No Violation of Law.
The suggestion is made by a prominent
ifBcer of the government that there is
tothing In the claim that the gratuitous
lervlce of the District electric railway
commission is a violation of the law. The
set of 1900. he claims, does not apply to
his instance any more than it did to
he anthracite coal commission, which
vas appointed some years ago by the
^resident, and to similar commissions
ihfeh it has been found desirable to
xeato from time to time. That Confess
subsequently provided for the c-omlensation
of the coal commission did
lot change the fact that there was no
ipproprlatlon for paying its members, or,
ndeea. for its creation when they were
In the present instance, it is contended,
ho interstate commerce commission has
mdoirbted authority for the appointment
>f th?- subcommission and for paying tte
nembers a nominal fee, if that should be
ound desirable.
There seems to be no fear at the offices
>t the commission, or at least none Is
Manifest, that the members of the commission
will be arrested and mgde to
lay a line of $100, or suffer a mouth's imprisonment
for accepting gratuitous serves
from the District electric railway
Mr. Eddy Begins "Work.
At a meeting of'the District railway
jommission. In its offices in the Westory
iuildlng, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. H. C.
?ddy, the new executtjve officer and sec- j
-etary. was inaugurated.
His appointment Is effective today, and
ie will now devote his tima to the new
For a few days he will divide his time
with the electrical department of the District.
of which he was superintendent, in
>rder to wind up his affairs there ready
ft?r his successor.
The board this afternoon took up a large
amount of correspondence similar to that
;onsldered at its previous meetings. Kicks
ind suggestions Were both considered.
Mr. Eddy sat as secretary of the commission.
He was instructed to take up investigations
.of the complaints, settle as
many of them as he can, promptly and
without hearings, and take charge of the'
totalis of the commission's work.
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Jr. S. L. Lynch, District Chemist,
Appointed to Bureau of Chemistry
as Assistant.
To draw closer the relations between
ha health department of the District of
'olumbia and the bureau of chemistry of
he Department of Agriculture, and to
"1st the Washington officials In prosecu,
ion of violators of the pure food law.
ecretary Wilson of the Department of
agriculture has designated Dr. R. L'jrnch.
District chemist, as a special as-^
istant in the bureau of chemistry.
His duties will Include the analyses of
amples of milk and other food products
ehieh may be gathered by the inspectors
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No Important Engagements
Set for Today. ,
Comment on freasurer Sheldon's t
Announcement. t
. , a
Will Not Make Any Addresses s
There?Will Reserve Remarks
for Acceptance Speech. *
15.?Today promised to be one of comparative
leisure for W. J- Bryan. No t
Important engagements being scheduled t
he found opportunity to dispose of con- j
siderable personal business. T
In view of yesterday's action of the <
national -democratic committee on the s
subject of publication of campaign con- ?
tribution*. Mr. Bryan was especially in- ^
torested in the announcement of Repub- 0
j lican Treasurer Sheldon that he would r
I not before election make known the con- t
tributions made for the republican cam- j
paign, but that ho would do so after the g
"What would you think of a sheriff,", t
, said Mr. Bryan to the newspaper corre- '
spondentg, "who when approached by a *
man from whom a horse had been stolen j
said: "i'ou cannot get your horse back, j
but I can tell you who lias the horse.' " c
Mr. Bryan upon all occasions manifests t
his gratification over the campaign publicity
plank of the Denver platform, as the
action of the national committee is J
in line with it.
The conclusion of Mr. Bryan to go to
Chicago the 25th of this monfh to meet
the subcommittee of the national com- ]
mittee was based on the fact thgt It would
be more convenient to all parties concerned.
Mr. Bryan stated, however, that
he would not at that time make any public
addresses. but would retferve his utterances
until the day of the official notillcation
of his nomination. Me will leave ?
here the afternoon of the ?)th, and etc- 1
pects to remain in Chicago but one day. t
John W. Kern in Chicago. <
CHICAGO, July !5.-JoJ?n W. Kern. c
democratic candidate for the vice pres- '
idency, arrived here today from Lincoln, ^
Neb., on his way home from the Denver *
convention. He announced that national *
headquarters would soon be dpened in ^
this city. Mr. Kern was accompanied by *
Thomas Taggart, chairman of the demo? I
cratic national committee; Urey Woodson, c
?- - XTa4?a?.,I. itiw.M.ieaAatMaM /* .AAM
Bcuvcidi y, 4><iiiuii4i:
of Rhode Island, and others. The party ^
left at 1 o'clock this afternoon for Indian* <;
apolis, where hie townsmen have prepared j
a fitting' welcome for the vice presidential nominee.
It is to be a non-partisan affair, {
Vice President Fairbanks having consent- j.
ed to act as chairman of the meeting. .
thereby returning the compliment paid "
four years ago by Mr. Kern, when he pre- .
sided over a similar gathering in honor of 0
Mr. Fairbanks. v
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Shepherd Memorial May Be Located J
on E Street Triangle. i
The memorial statue to ex.-Gov. Alex-1 '
ander Shepherd, planned by the shep- f
herd memorial committee as a fitting or- ?
naraent to the pi at a of the new Municipal
building, probably will not be placed dt- I
rectly in frdnt of the building, but will J
flpd a site on the small triangular reservation
bounded by Pennsylvania avenue 1
and E and ISVj streets, at the northeast J
corner of the District structure.
A motion to this effect was made by
Engineer Commissioner Morrow - today. (
Commissioner West Indicated that he will
probably Join in the recommendation.
Action, however, it is likely will not be
taken until a conference can be held between
the Commissioners and the members
of the memorial committee. Com- t
niisstonvr Macfarland ha? announced his i
Intention to ask for such a meeting before
giving his opinion concerning the
proper site. I
Tn giving his reasons for the selection 1
of the triangular reservation for the me- x
morial Maj. Morrow said: _
"I make- this motion after careful con- *
side-ration, ft is believed the size of the 0
Shepherd statue is such that if located
In the reservation in front of the new
District building: it would present an incongruous
appearance not at all In harmony
with the facade of the building.
"The statue is approximately of the
same size as the statue of Benjamin
franklin, et 10th street and Pennsylvania
avenue, and of Gen. Reynolds, at 9th
street and Pennsylvania avenue. In the
small reservation close to the District
building the smaller size of the reserVation
would add considerably to the apparent
size of the statue."
Commissioner West stated that he had
heard strenuous objections fropt the architects
of the District building against the
placing of the Shepherd memorial or Of
any other artificial ornamentation in the
reservation immediately in front of the
structure, and similar objections frotn
prominent citizens of the District. He
expects to confer with the architects and
with others interested before Anally giving
his decision. He is at present disposed.
he says, to approve Maj. Morrow s
Court Proceeding Follows Trip to I
Excursion Resort.
Three months in the workhouse was the
result of Albert Kraemer's trip to Chesa- *
peak? Beach yesterday. T-le was arrested
last night charged with compelling Lizzie c
Janis of-756 Morton street to drink a glass C
of beer, and then threatening her life be* c
cause she would not marry htm. Justice t
of the Peace Ward, at Chesapeake Beach, h
today sentenced Kraemer to the workr
house in default of a fine of $60.
It appears that John Levondosky of 'Si <J
4*4 street met Kraemer on the street yes- c
terday and suggested that they go to the ?
beach. This was agreeable to Kraemer. ?
and he suggested tsktng the girl. The a
three left for the beach in apparently 5
happy frames of mind. After arriving *
there, beer was suggested. The giri took
one glass and was then requested to take n
another. This she refused to do. and the r
threats on her life followed. v
Kraemer. according to his story, was
anxious to marry the girl, and it was suggested
that the ceremony be performed
? a 1 TK?. _ ?.! a ^ - . iktt M. M ?.<M A
uy juuiu-r. iiit; 9111 uemunen,
she liked Kfaemer well enough to go on Jan
excursion with him, tout not well *
enough ,0 marry htm. b
l/evondosky was released. Kraemer was p
committed and the girl returned home. fl
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Police Department Promotions.
Maj. Sylvester has recommended to the
District Commissioners that Sergt. C. D.
Bode, detailed as night inspector for some ?
time, be dismounted from a bicycle and c
detailed In charge of the house of deten*
tiori. the promotion to take effect July Its. \
This change was made because of the t
death of Sergt. John Gallaher. *
Sergt. J. A. Duvall Is to be mounted on
a bicycle and do inspector's duty, the
promotion to take effect July IT. j"
Private T. 8. Lake Is to be dismounted ?
from a bicycle and promoted to acting ^
sergeant, to take effect July Id. Private a
Charles M. Mundle is promoted to the
bicycle squad, to take effect July 17.
Mrs. Elisabeth Emmner Dead.
Mrs. Elisabeth Emmner, widow of Ju- t
lius Emmner. a long-time citizen of the t
District, died last evening at her home* j.
000 R street. She was the mother of tj
Julius Emmner. Jr. The funeral will be p
held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. b
1 me isisirici neaun omce.
iealth Officer Woodward wll be made an
ttache of the bureau, so that he may, by
lis deputies, collect the samples.
This action follows closely the decision
?f Judge Mullowny of the Police Court
hat prosecutions for alleged sale of 1m>ure
milk cannot be conducted by the
District of Columbia. The result now
fill be that Health Officer Woodward and
-hemiat Lynch, as federal officers and
ictlng by authority of the act of Congress
rhich prescribes methods to be followed
n the enforcement of the pure food law.
will report violations to the Department
?f Agriculture. Officials of the aepartnent
lacking nothing in the way of auhorlty
will see to it that prosecutions
ire brought, by the assistant United
Jtates district attorney in the United
States branch of the Police Court.
The Commissioners today approved the
eiommendatlon of Health Officer Wood*
rar?l that Horace H. Custis be appointed
emporarily an Inspector to assist in the
mfOrceipent of the milk and pure food
awB. An examination will soon be held
or the purpose of securing a properly
lu&Hffed chemist to assist in the work in
he chemical laboratory.
SYDNEY. N. 8.. July 15.-The Peary ex edition
steamer Roosevelt, Capt. Robert
Jartleu in command, arrived here yeserday
afternoon, after a passage of eight
lays from Oyster Bay. After taking
O'fl and other supplies, the. Roosevelt,
vlth Commander Peary on board, and
accompanied by the supply steamer
Srick, which has also been loading sup?llea
here, will proceed on her second
lues', for the north pole. The Erlck
vlll go as far as |k*h, 'Where the expedition
expects to arrive the latter part
<t July.
Shortly after her arrival the Roosevelt
ras visited by Gov. Sir William MagIregor
of Newfoundland and Lady
dacGregor and daughter. Sir MacGre;or
addressed the officers and men on
he Importance of the undertaking. Which,
ie said, demands above all els* intellltence
and endurance. The discovery of
he north pole, he continued, will solve
cms problems now agitating the minds
if scientific men. Peary's success in this
oygge would leave its impression in
ifstory, and the governor wished this
nen to appreciate the value of their
ipportunuy in asstating the explorer in
lis great work. If the north pole was
o be discovered Peary is the man to
veav the laurels. The men of New*
oundland had been selected to accoomlany
the expedition because of their fit'
tees, physically and mentally, and their
ippreciation of the value of discipline.
Before saying farewell Gov. MacGregor
resented the men with several gifts which
vill be of use to them in their voyage
0 the frosen north. o
DOVER. Del., July IS.?'The finding of
he body of William Williams, a well-to*
lo farmer, aged sixty years, hanging to
1 tree yesterday has excited the sus>lclone
of the villagers* of Marydel and
rempleville, across the Maryland line
tear where the body was found, because
lecuilar circumstances surround the death
>f the farmer. When the body was
ound It was believed that Williams
tad committed suicide, but an examinalon
of tl e corpse disclosed on the head a
vound which appears to have been made
>y a blunt weapon. There were also
>ruisc? on the body indicating that the
nan had been subjected to violence be'ore
he died. Ir a pocket of the clothing
vas foun l a marriage license for himlelf
and a girl who is only thirteen years
>f age.
An investigation will be made by the
Maryland authorities.
The name on the marriage license is
Slisabeth Walls. After the death of his
rife, about a year ago, Williams secured
he father of the little girl as a tenant for
lis farm and he went to live with relatives.
Williams visited a daughter near Crumpon,
Md., last Saturday and after leaving
ter home he was not again seen until the
ody was found.
The fact that Williams had procured a
Icensc to maTry the young girl was not
mown to any of his friends.
Jurial of Vicar General Curtis at
WILMINGTON*. Pel.. July 15.-With
olemn requiem mass and all the other
impressive services required for the ocasion.
the remains of fit. Rev. Alfred A.
:urtlt. vicar general of the Catholic dloese
of Baltimore, and formerly bishop of
he dlooese of Wilmington, were interred
1 this city today. The services were held
a St. Peter's Cathedral.
Bishop Monaghan of the Wilmington
iocese Vvas in charge of the services "and
onducted the mass. He was -assisted by
H JKaw Onniamln T L*AI1O?*
iibuvk u - uv j vi kiaii La,
ia., and Rev. Dr. Dyer of St. Mary's
eminary. Baltimore, and Father Carrian
of that city were deacons, interment
i-as made in the burying ground of tha
'isltation Convent. All the Catholic ?oleties
v>f the city and thousands of communicants
joined in the procession to the
lace of burial. ?
No Flight Attempted.
There was some expectation that the
rst of tbe balloon tests to be mad* at
"ort Myer might occur this afternoon,
qt those who went over to the army
ost with a view to witnessing the
light were disappointed. No (light was
News Briefs.
The new passenger tariff on Russian
ailways increases the price of first-class
ickets 30 per cent, second class $0 per
ent and third-class tickets to 10 per cent.
George W. Wright,'who for many years
ras the lessee of the Cave of the Winds
telow Niagara Falls, is dead. He was
he first mayor of Niagara Falls and
ms born in England in 1830.
The Bessemer Railroad Company has
esumed construction of its double track
lorth of Mercer Junction. Pa., to Lake
Crle. which was abandoned last fall.
Iteel ties are being used in place of wood.
. i
Englishman Abroad.
'rem the Perls Figaro.
Tbe Englishman does not go to Biarrits
o study basque costumes, or to compare
be Pyrenean nature with that of Wales,
ie goes there to live his life, ids English
raditional life, made .up of plentiful re asta.
violent physical exercises, club and
Furnishes Surety in the Sum
of Ten Thousand Dollars.
Attorney Criticiies Receiver for
'Yesterday's Proceedings."
Says He Is Skeptical as to Health of
Deposed Officer of Building
J. Barton Miller, the deposed secretary-treasurer
of the First Co-operattve
Building Association of Georgetown,
who was arrested yesterday afternoon
about 3 o'clock on a warrant obtained j
by Receiver William Karl Ambrose,
charging him with concealing writings,
was released last night on $10,000 bond
furnished by George Ray, a Georgetown
Attorney Henry E. Davie, representing
Mr. Miller, in a statement teday
criticises Mr. Ambrose for causing the
arrest of his client and "submitting him
and his devoted wife to the indignity of
yesterday's proceedings." Mr. Miller's
home was surrounded all day yester- I
day by detectives, and the room in ]
which he was lying, apparently in a!
semi-conscious condition, was entered
in order that the warrant might be
served by Deputy Marshal Jesse Roberts.
Receiver Makes Reply.
When told of Mr. Davis' attitude in
the matter today. Receiver Ambrose
* li(4l lie Uiu 1IU L iCgvev ' U VUQ
least the proceedings of yesterday.
"I only wish," Mr. Ambrose said, "that
Mr. Miller had been committed to jail."
Mr. Ambrose continues to assert that
he Is very skeptical as to the condition
of Mr. Miller's health, being' inclined to
believe the latter Is not as ill as he
appears to be.
8ues Miller to Recover $1,200.
Richard B. Travere today filed suit
I against J. Barton Miller to recover 11,200.
i which he declares he paid to Miller to
( be used for the purpose of paying off a
I deed of trust on houses 2611 and 2613 P
, street. He asserts Miller failed to settle
the trust.
According to the affidavit attached to
the declaration, Travers, wishing to purchase
the property, which was already
Incumbered, arranged with Miller, who
was conducting a real estate business
under the name of the Miller-Shoemaker
Real Estate Company, to negotiate the
sale. Miller, It Is alleged, received the
entire purchase price and told Mr. Travere
that the property was clear of incumbrance.
In August. 1007. Miller, it is declared.
gave Mr. Travers a deed to the
property, which the latter swears he rer
corded under the impression that his title
was clear.
He tells the court that he remained
under this delusion until the 10th Instant,
when he was notified by one of the trustees
under the deed of trust that he had
been directed to foreclose. This. i??r.
i Travers avers, was tie nrst intimation ne i
had that the trust had not bekn paid and
canceled. He declares that Miller had
kept up the payments of interest on the
loan without hie knowledge or consent.
Attorney Jesse H. Wilson, Jr., represents
Mr. Travers.
Attorney Darts Criticises Receiver.
Attorney Henry E. Davis, representing
Mr. Millar, made the following statement
*T make no pretense of disguising my
resentment at the action of the receiver
in visiting Mr. Miller's house and submitting
him and his devoted young wife
to the indignity of yesterday's proceedings.
I had personally assured both the
receiver and his counsel that any search
of the house would be vain, and that any
talk about Mr. Miller's leaving the city
or attempting to evade any process upon
him was idle, If not malicious. The receiver
was good enough to say that he
would accept my assurances in the premises,
but I suppose that he doubted Mr.
Miller's good faith with me. However
that may be, the disposition which I have
had from the start to be helpful to the
receiver and the association in the en-1
deavor to untangle its most unfortunately
complicated affairs has been seriously affected
by this proceeding, and I am al-1
most tempted to say that my Inclination
In the matter is quite reversed.
''And I am at a loss to account for
certain expressions indicating some hesitancy
on my part to respond to the receiver's
requests. The fact is that I
informed the receiver, in advance of
any formal call by him upon me. that
any such call would be useless, and
when on Monday at noon, he served me
with a written demand for certain books
and documents, of some of which X had
not before heard, calling for their production
by 3 o'clock of that afternoon. I
was compelled to reply that prior engagements.
two of them involving nonresident
attorneys, who were in the city
on account of those engagements, required
me to defer attention to his demand
until the following day by noon,
by which time I had prepared myself to
reply, and did reply, that it was out of
my power to meet tile demand. Although
I did not know it at the time,
the receiver had applied for a warrant
for Mr. Miller and had arranged for its
service in anticipation of my reply, and
it was this warrant service of which
was Insisted upon last night, in the face
of Mr. Miller's physician's solemn professional
assurance that his patient
could be removed from home only gt a
serious rigk to his health.
Disposed to B? Helpful.
"From the first I have shown every disposition
in the direction indicated of b#ing
as helpful as 1 could to the association
and its members. On the very first morning
that I saw Mr. Miller, in response to
his request, I obtained fro pi him the combination
to the safe, and spent more than
an hour in Georgetown in the endeavor
to find somebody to give it to, and finally
did give it to the president, who. at my
request, had been notified by the clerk in
charge of the company's office that I
would be accessible at his convenience. !
and in the manttme I have done or said
nothing inconsistent with the disposition
th'is manifested.
I "Under the circumstances it is not whol
ly unnatural for me to reel ine resentment
which I have mentioned- It is perhaps
Just as well for the receiver and those in
whose Interests he is acting that I leave
my office today for a three months' absence
abroad, being thereby removed, for
the time being, from the field of operations.
I have associated with me in Mr.
Miller's behalf Mr. John E. Laskey. who
will probably be found mora tractable
than I fear I would be were I to remain In
Announcement is made of the appointment
by President Roosevelt of the
Upited States government board of managers
of the Alaska-Yukon-Paclflc exposition.
to be held at Seattle. Wash., next
year. The board copslsts of Assistant
Secretary of the Interior J. E. Wilson,
chairman: W. deC. Rgvenel of the National
Museum, and W. M. Geddes of
the Treasury DePartment- secretary and
disbursing officer.
At the last session of Congress an appropriation
of SfTO.OOO was made for the
exhibit of the government and Its territories,
and for the necessary government
buildings at the exposition. The set provides
that the President shall appoint a
board of managers, to consist of men In
the government service, who are to receive
no compensation In addition to their
regular salaries, but are to be allowed
actual traveling expenses and a per diem
in J!eu of subsistence while necessarily
absent from their homes engaged on the
busine** of the board. Of the appropriation
of faoo.ooo. *300.000 is to be used for
the government exhibit. $100,000 for the
district of Alaska. SSo.OOO for the territory
of Hawaii. $35,000 for the Philippines
and S;!50.00Q for the erection of buildings
for the government exhibit, irrigation
and biograph. fisheries, district of Alaska,
district of Hawaii and Philippine Islands,
and for buildings for such otner purposes
in connection with the exhibits as in the
Judgment of the Secretary of the Treasury
may be necessary.
Mr. Geddes was the secretary and disbursing
officer of the Jamestown exposition
government board of managers and
is one of the receivers of the Jamestown
Exposition Company. Both he and Mr.
flavenel have had considerable experience
in exposition work.
Nicaragua Objects to Evaaiveueas as
to Fate of Subjecte?Questions
Guatemala's Good Faith.
MEXICO CITY, July lo.-Important correspondence
between the republics of "Nicaragua
and Guatemala was made public
yesterday, showing that strained relations
exist between the two countries.
The correspondence consists of two letters
written by the state department of
Nicaragua to the government of Guatemala.*
The first, bearing the date of June 3
Inquires as to the truth of the reported
execution by order of President Cabrera
of Dr. Carlos A. Vaides and Senor Manual
Garcia Otoloa. two Nlcara^uan citizen*.
To this President Cabrera answered thft
the men had not been shot.
June 5 the Nicaragua government answered
Cabrera's reply, telling him It was
unsatisfactory, and asking if the men bad
ueen executed in any Oilier way tttan DV
shooting. In the same letter Nicaragua
assures President Cabrera slie will not
accept Guatemala's Invitation to serid delegates
to the Pan-American medical congress.
which meets in Guatemala Clty'thle
month, until a written guarantee is given
them that they will be given sale conduct
out of the country at the close sf the
In defense of this attitude President
Zelaya's government points out the treat
ment accorded Oqulll Bustilo. an ambassador
from Honduras to Guatemala, who
was thrown into prison and only released
and given safe conduct out of the country
on the Joint representations of the United
States and Mexico.
The medical congress, to which Nicaragua
refuses to send the delegates, will be
attended by representatives from the
United 8tates. Mexico and most of the
South American republics. Up' to this
time President Cabrera has mada no answer
to this late note from Nicaragua.
Ambassador Creel Pined.
Dispatches to the State Department
from its representatives in Central America
today contained nothing of gn important
character bearing on the situation
in Honduras.
Minister Ugarte of Honduras was et tha
department today on some diplomatic
matter not connected with 'the Insurrection.
He Is awaiting confirmation of the
report that Choluteca has been retaken
by government troops.
Its possession means much to the regularlv
constituted authorities, both ta
cause ot its moral effect and the tfnpev<
tance of the city Itself.
The statement is authorised that'Mexico
and the t'nltod States are in perfeSJt ae*
cord on the Central American .question
and that both governments will continue
to exert friendly mediation in restoring
peace in that part of the world and in
impressing upon the several state* the be i
ceesity for absolute neutrality In accordance
wltn the spirit and letter of lfc?
Washington peace conferenca.
Forcible intervention has not been considered.
Yesterday afternoon the ministers from
all the Central Amerioan republics entertained
at luncheon at the Metropolitan
Club in honor of Ambassador Creel of
Mexico as a token of their appreciation
of the efforts of the ambassador in the
establishment of the Central American
peace court at Cartago, Costa Rica, which
already has been appealed to by Honduras
and Nicaragua as a result of issues
growing out of the Honduran revolution.
No luxury of summer is more indulged
in, perhaps, than that of the straw hgt.
j 1 HC riCil diiU iuc pwwi aiiivc ai v ? vet pa
trons, and in style and costliness it ranger
from the broad-brimmed overhanging
awkwardness of the farm boy's head covering
to the most expenyive pangmas
and dainty leghorns.
Consular Agent Carlo Gardtnl. at Bologna,
being mindful of the fact, hag
transmitted the following information
concerning the chip hat and plait lndustry
of Jtaly.
"The manufacture of chip hats and
plaits," he says, in a recent report published
"by the Department of Commerce
and Labor, "is a very ancient one and
characteristic of the province of Modena,
within this district, having been introduced
at Carpi at the beginning of the
sixteenth century by Nicolo Biondo, its
inventor. The chip is made through a
special process from a willow tree gown
on the banks of the Po. During several
years past the manufacture of chip plaits
has spread into many other communes of
the province and Jn other border provinces.
such as Reggio-Emljfb. Bologna
and Ferrara. without detriment to the
commune of Carpi, the principal center of
the trade.
"The exportation of this peculiar product
Is made to a! the markets of Europe,
j America. Bast Indies and Australia, but
principally to New York. Paris. London.
Berlin, Brussels and Vienna. The Industry
in the province of Modena alone or'
cupfes more than 25.000 hands, females
predominating. Owing to its peculiarity
11 1 ? fViaii unv in/)iidtrv
IV ir> liau??-' IllUiV VWBI( ^ .
to period* of business activity and of
Stagnation. in accordance with the
changes of fashions.
Annual Production.
"The annual production Is estimated at
10,000.000 to 15.0(10,000 Italian lire, equal
to Ii.d9u.000 to 12,895.000. During the part
three years both the production and'tV
exportation of chip h*ts and plaits steadily
has Increased. The yearly exportr
from the commune of Carpi, which a few
years ago was calculated at 3.000.<a4) t<*
4.000.000 lire, equal to 5579.000 to $772,000
has Increased to 15.000,080 lire, equal f>
$2,*95,000. During the tiscal year ended
June 90. 1907. the declared value of chip
hats and plajts exported from Bologna to
the United States was 5WT.990.
"Much has been contributed to the fortunate
growth of the historical industry
through the improvements effected by a
new 5500.000 stock company, which has
built at Carpi a new plant with perfected
machinery based upon the latest chemical
discoveries. Nowadays chin hats and
plaits are whitened and dyed on the
premises, while In the past they ware exported
to and reimportad from Germany
and England to undergo thia process.
Thus the bleached and dyed goods are directly
shipped from the place of production
to foreign markets.
"Straw hats and braid? are also, extensively
manufactured in the commune of
Forrelglne Modena. where the average annual
production Is about 3,000.000 pieces
of braids, measuring from forty to 'fifty
yarde each, besides 30,000 straw hats.
"WUiow baskets represent a prosperous
industry, which was formerly scatteredAn
enormous exportation, chiefly to Germany.
is the work of several hundred
poor families of the coudtry."

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