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Star's Sunday"* Magazine II , |1 P >? 1 I I 1 I 1 T1 1 1 5K I Cl I A T&, ?S COLORED COMIC SECTION. |/^/ 'Wl vVWVM ^VW>V' II ??^t to east w?.,l, | No. 181 .-No. 17.r>27. ~ WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MOANING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1908.- FIVE CENTS. FOMKER OfiOPS OUT Will Not Appear on Platform With Taft Tuesdav. TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT Announces That His Action Is Wholly Voluntary. i SEQUEL TO MANY CONFERENCES Not Known Whether the Ohio Senator Will Eliminate Himself From the Campaign. "nxrixxATi, Ohio, "September 10, 100S. "Mt near JikIco:?IIiiiIiir rrml in the newspapers that Homr of your friends, and possibly you, ore In doubt km to the propriety of my speaking; with you at MuMr llnll nest Tuesday niKht, 1 have : eoneluded not to attend tlie meeting;. I take thin notion not because I deem the ananeni I have made to Mr. Hearst's ' oluirirew Insufficient, nor because of any lack of loyalty to your cause, hut only because I c'o not wish to do anything; that might injure the cause or embarrass you personally. "Very truly yours. "J. It. FORAKER. "Hon. \\ illinm 11. Tnft, "Cincinnati, Ohio.'* In this letter Senator J. II. Foraker to- ' night eliminated himself from participation with Judge Taft in the political rally o the National League of Republican flubs to held here nexi Tuesday. His j a tion was made known to Judge Taft to- j day and made public by the senator to- j night. To John Hays Hammond, president of j the National League of Republican Clubs, ; Mr. Foraker sent this letter, which he also made public: "I herewith inclose a self-explanatory letter that I have just sent to Judge j Taft." Action Entirely Voluntary. Senator Foraker said on giving out the , correspondence that His action was en- i tirely voluntary and that he had deceived no direct communication from Judge Taft : regarding the situation. x in- I'uum ii > 01 me letters roiioweti a series of conferences held yesterday and today. Senator Dick and Mr. Yorys were 1 the intermediaries yesterday. Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts reached the city today and went at once to the i Charles P. Taft residence, where Judge , Tatt remained the entire day. After an ! extended conference Mr. Crane returned i to the Sinton Hotel, where lie was met ' by Senators Foraker and Dick. The three lunch*d Logvioerift the iiousi and then 1 repaired to rdenator Foraker s offices in i the Traction building, where the confer- j ence was protracted until late in the afternoon, after which Senators Crane and Dick again saw Judge Taft. Leaders Are Reticent. Judge Taft. Senator Foraker, Senator Crane, Senator Dick and A. I. Yorys would not add anything to the information contained in the letters which were ; made public, with the exception of Mr. Foraker's remark that his action was voluntary. It could not he ascertained whether Mr. Foraker's intentions were to eliminate himself entirely from the campaign or whether he will, as he intended, tuk- the stump later. As it uid yesterday, so today the Hearst-Foraker controversy eclipsed all pise in t..e political horizon here. Throughout Judge Taft has declined to discuss the matter for puhii a.ion or otherwise, with the exception of conferences with Senators Crane and Dick atid Mr. Yorys. Communication between the candidate 1 and t ne Ntw York headquarters was: frequent today, however, and even lietore Mr. Foraker gave out nis letter to Mr. Taft it was known i?-re that he would not be pre-.nt on the platform with Mr. Taft at the Tuesday meeting. REPUBLICAN MANAGERS OF NEW YORK DROP FORAKER Hughes Starred as Principal Speaker at Cainp Taft; Ohioan Ignored. NEW YOKK. S pi mber 111.?Regard- , less of whether Senator Foraker's de- i felisf nf is i. >i<tii,n, *c.i! t> ta.? 1 - ?? " " u in' uianiiuiu C'U Cum] any. as evidenced by letters mane public ay William Randolph Hearst, Is denied sulib ient iu clear linn of suspicion of impropiitty, there .s a distinct 2 i iiiip; here tonight that be will bv edtn Mated 1 ro.n colisidei a l.oti as a speaker , 1 r tin- repuhlit an natiunal ti-ket. lnd. atiuiis Lha sa. a a movement is on I foot . ppeai'ed in t... aiijn.un. im-nt Ironi! tie* e.i.ji|o,ii o! lierberi Parsons, cl.a.rman o; the New lork county comBUttee, t iat Gov. Htigbos ha.l been SO? i' ted to .iiitkt the spe. :i at the meeting to or ai a Camp 1'att in this city October t. It bad teen announced previously th.*t js, r Foraker had accepted an .nvlt i u to i.ti principal speaker at ta.it in- ting In giving ou the tact | i.iat ' io v. ti . g I- wouid address lie iii< u ? i 1 no mention was , ii.ii - o. ft. main: Koraker, and ill reply to th:< t iju. s . ,i ii- it was aid at the ' ' Jilt J n ail 1 ..a lis . i..it it was not hi.own w. . >lr Koraker would appear wit.i liuv. Hughes. Hughes to Be Starred. it v. - r r learned tuiiight that at!, . 1 v? ; -g matter iti nation to the Camp: Tat t meeting lot O tober 1 is being pre-; :. . and Uiat Ha aiinoun erneiils will. I iti'ii . ..y . t i. - i speaker thiin Co v. ii . is. At ti; - same tune it was stated : st ot.d big meeting is being ar- I laiignl to o? :a Id at Camp Tail October .. and that this would be addressed by b. . . M. Shaw. I or me r ijt'tejary of tile '1 rt usury. i:. . t ahlii an and demoeratie jiolttleai j - today no subect has been dislis-ed wail't avidity that has ci.aracte..z d the eoti ideration of the Foraker- j A: - i i.oal b iters. Itej uhliciins of high , -t. . h-,g, nini rnar.y ut'iiiin :als as web, 1 .. osiii.., \ in sivii.ll t .. ' I lie V be ! . r\.,, rin.,11oi Koraktr i ad rod had any j i- .<<: w:* tl ' Standard lb. Coin- . win . lie believed to be improper. ! At sane- time it was said that the i .. .it/ation lit i ,e Setters durir 14 the beat a! a preluenia 1 c^mpai^n was litiSurtunaie iui l.iin uitd i. ..s po.mcaJ asso. tat.-s It w as declared that his availjbi lty as an effective campaign worker ' is at an end. even if Ins appearance 011 the st imp would not pro*. < damav.ng t the cause he undertook to champion. 'hairman Hitchcock ot the republican national committee was asked many , ]ucitloni respecting the probable course j 3f the Taft managers concerning Sena- j lor Foraker He declined to express his opinion, and. Sr. fact, he declined to answer ail questions. 'iov. Hugi.es came to New York today and had conferences with Chairman Hitchcock, several representatives of 1 hej New York state committee and with ' Chairman Parsons of the New York county committee. His talk with Mr. Hitchcock resulted in giving the national chairman a promise to assist in the western and middle western campaigns. It was arranged that Gov. Hughes shall speak in Indiana. Ohio and West Virginia September 28, 29 and 20, returning to New York for the meeting at Camp Taft on October 1. The itinerary for this trip will be made up by Mr. Hitchcock in Chicago early next. week. After October 1 Gov. Hughes will spend all of the remainder of that week speaking in New York ttate. hut he will give the national committee a full week In the west, beginning October o. He will go as far west as Kansas. Taft's New York Tour. Several dates for Judge Taft in New York state were announced today by Chairman Hitchcock. After his meeting at Madison Square Garden in this city September 28, which was announced heretofore, he will speak in Syracuse, September Rochester, September 30, and Buffalo, October 1. As in the west, he will travel on a special train and make a great many rear platform speeches. In addition to ti e speech which Leslie M. Shaw, former Secretary of the Treasury, will make In New York city, he agreed today to address a meeting at New Philadelphia, Ohio, September 25; Canton, Ohio, September 2t>, at Torrington, Conn., October 1. and at rallies to be arranged in some Virginia cities. October 12 and 13. It is expected he will address meetings also in Kentucky, which he said-today he believed could be carried for Taft and Sherman. Spooner Will Speak. Former Senator John C. Spooner of Wisconsin is another noted republican who agreed today to make a number of speeches. His itinerary has not been arranged. A large number of republican members of Congress are now visiting headquarters here every day. They are making reports of great value concerning the situation in their states and are contributing much important matter to the literary campaign being conducted under the direction of Richard V. Oulahan. BONAPARTE ANSWERS BRYAN MANY ANTI-TRUST CASES OUTLAWED BEFORE HIS TIME. Has Been Earnestly Trying to Convict Magnates Guilty of Vio latmg the .Law. BALTIMORE, September 19.?Attorney General Bonaparte, who was In Baltimore today, made a sharp answer to the charge which William Jennings Bryan has been repeating frequently of late that the present administration has not squared its performances with its promises by putting some trust magnate in jail. "From the time I became Attorney General to the present," S3id Mr. Bonaparte, "It has been the earnest desire of the President, as well as my own, to do that very thing in a proper case. I have been compelled, however, to advise against such a prosecution in every instance suggested because I did not believe it would be rue ot^ful and I did ( not wish to give the defendant the bene- j ht of an unmerited whitewash. Offenses Outlawed. "In the case of nearly all the great 'trusts' the combinations and consolidations to which Individuals prominent in their management were parties, as such, took place from ten to twenty years ago, and, even if they occurred after the enactment of the Sherman anti-trust law, had long since been barred by limitations when I assumed my present office. You will remember that with respect to crimes against the United States the period of limitations is only three years. "In our report upon the postal frauds Mr. Holmes Conrad and I suggested that this period ought to be lengthened and the President so recommended: but Congress took no action on the subject. Conviction of Officers. "It is, of course, true that officers of corporations can be held responsible criminally for corporate acts in which they arc proved beyond a reasonable doubt to have individually participated; but while it is comparatively easy to prove the act of the corporation it is usually very difficult. otten altogether impossible, to obtain legal evidence to convict individual officers as participants. "While, therefore, I am well aware that certain newspapers and other purveyors to the public of what Speaker Cannon calls wind and ink' have been crying out loudly for some trust magnate to be put behind the bars, I have always found this advice to be of the same character s that generally given by bystanders to the smaller boy in a street light, namely, 'Go in and win,' which, as Ldckens wisely remarks, is an excellent thing to do when one can do it, but not an especially good thing to try to do when one cannot." > ? DEADLOCK IN SAN JUAN. Legislature Adjourns Without Passing Irrigation Measure. SAX Jl'AX, P. R., September 1!).?Tlie extraordinary session of th? legislature, which was called principally to pass the HjO/M) Irrigation project, adjourned today without having passed the measure. The house of delegates held a secret session today and voted to withhold its approval of the irrigation bill until the council should pass the anemia bill as amended. Tiiis amendment provides for the appointment of physicians to investigate anemia in the island by the director of health inst-ad of by the governor. Gov. Post will continue his campaign for the anemia bill, the irrigation project and the bond loan. BUYS $300,000 ESTATE. Robert Goelet Will Make His Wife Present of Chateau. PARIS. September 10.?Robert Goelet of New A'ork lias purchased for $300,000 the chateau at Sandle Court that was owned by the Marquis Re Beauvoir, for the purpose of presenting it to his wife. The grounds cover '_',r>t>0 acres, and in addition the estate rents another h'.aOO acres of adjoining woodland. Barring the Rothschild property at Adamvilliers, this will give the Goelets the tines- hunting grounds in Franc?. Mr. Got et intends to install a stock farm on his new estate. Thieves Get Big Booty. AKMol'R. S. R., September 10.?Thieves entered J. C Canton's store last night, getting from the safe $33,000 in paper, $2.ou0 in gold and $300 in silver. The paper money was wrapped in package--. , tw> hi which runt:)!ni-ii in 5"I hills. A reward of Sl.um is offered for the arrest of the burglars. Cholera Increasing in St. Petersburg. ST. 1'KTERSP.nKi, September 10.?The percentage of mortality of cholera eases has irc-reasetl and is now over .">?> per cent. Between 4'>" and new eases were reported between noon y- sterday and noon today. Two additional eholera hospitals were opened today. ricKf5 ,.P lire r '" x, ^ I READ^ BRYAN jNJHE TOILS Smashes Speed Regulations to Keep a Date. HURRYING TO WOONSOCKET Captured by the Vigilant Police of | Providence. ALL HIS COMPANIONS CAUGHT Busy, Busy Day for tlie Democratic Candidate in His Dash Through Southern New England. Special From a Staff Correspondent. PROVIDENCE, R. I.. September lf> ? The peerless leader was pinched today. I don't mean this in a Jocose spirit at all. It is the truth. He was arrested by three policemen of Providence for smashing the speed regulation to flinders while traveling in a high-powered auto. Monday his chauffeur will have to stand up in the police court and be soaked with a fine of twenty-five or fifty dollars unless the powers that be?and they happen to he democratic?fix up the station house books j in the meantime. Incidentally, every j other member of his party was arrested j at the same time. Including yours truly. Mr. Bryan makes no defense. He does ' j not enter a plea of not guilty, but says | ! frankly that he was speeding and that i his arrest is the best proof in the world that campaigning is nurd work and dangerous besides. He-thinks, too. although he Is rather noncommittal, for publication, on this phase of it. that Inasmuch as Judge Taft has followed his lead on campaign speaking and canned phonographic record that he might as well fall in line and be arrested for burning the pike. Mr. Bryan sort of thinks it is up to Judge Taft. Trying to Catch His Schedule. When this entirely unexpected affair i happened to happen Mr. Bryan was returning from River Point, It. I., a mill 1 town, where he had talked on the burning Issues of the hour, to Providence, ' inrnugn wmcn ne nad to pass to got to | Woonsocket. the next place at which he ! was scheduled to speak. He hail spoken longer than he had intended at every point and the program was all out ol kelter. So when John \V. Mills, jr.. son of old man Mills of Quidnisset. whose car it was. turned around and asked, "Shall I let her out?" Mr. Bryan simply nodded. pulled in the Maps of his dust coat a little further around Ins ears and settled down in his seat. And John let her out all right. I happened to know, for 1 was in the second car, which was easily outdistanced by Mr Bryan's high-powered machine, and yet we hit only four high places in twelve ! | miles, which is going some. Everything went all right until the ' i city limits of Providence were reached, j Then the car ran into a "trap," a meas- 1 1 ured eighth of a mile, with a policeman at : each end and a motorcycle cop waiting ] nearby and just aching for trouble. Pa! trolinan Frank Waiters, who, by the | way, is a good democrat and feels melan- j j < holy tonight, was at the upper end of ! : the trap, and gave the signal to Sergt. ; J Frank P. Day at the other end, when the j : big car hove in sight. ! "Suffering Moses!" yelled Day, when (the machine flashed by the lower end of! j the trap, "fifty miles an hour!" Boole Hall, the motorcycle man, lit out | after the limit wrecker. It didn't take j I him long to catch it, and when he did he : i wasn't a bit polite in bis remarks, and the flyer jarred to a stop on the emergency brakes. "This." said State Representative O'Oonneii. who was in the car with Mr. Bryan, (to Policeman Hal!, "is William Jennings' | Bryan, nominee of the democratic party for the presidency of the United Slates, , ! and??" Glad to Meet Mr. Bryan. "Glad to meet you, Mr. Bryan." rej sponded Hall, but I'll have to pinch fliis I party Just the same. The speed regula' tions around here Is real strict and you was going about " j "I'd rather no*, hear the exact speed." j interrupted Mr. Bryan with a smile, "but j 1 am confident it was more than the legal ; ; limit." Whereupon John W. Mills, the owner. I (Continued on Third Page.; ft 2^ i FOR THE ROUGHER (U CUBAN STEAMER AT NEW YORK Brings Sixty Lads to Go to School in the United States. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK. September 10.?The steamer Mexico, which arrived today from Proirroccn TJot-n no tnob Rftft Vuntil TnHlon f??. i v I1I?I u I 1 >.vr< 'Ik w \ r- r * 11 vj m i uui u I 1 convicts from Vera Cruz and landed them at Progresso to be imprisoned in Yucatan. On the passage one of the prisoners died. Among the passengers was Demetrl Castillo, one of the candidates for president of Cuba in the coming elections . The Mexico brought sixty Cuban lads who are going to school in the United States. THE STAR TODAY. The Star today consists of seven parts, as follows: Pages. Part X?News 1*> Part II?Editorial * Part III?Magazine 20 Part IV?Special Features 8 Part V?Sports 4 Part VI?Comic Section 4 Part VII?Women's Section 12 Part One. Page. Forakcr Drops Out....'. 1 Drt .... In 41... n'lillo 1 di ? a u a ii t u?" x i Wright Suffers I'aln 1 Masonic Temple Dedicated 1 Firelighters Weary . Tuberculosis Congress 3 Flrehouse Opening ' Union Station Facts 4 A Midocean Rescue " Daniel Makes Plain ? Johnny Saves Mule 13 Financial l'uge 13 Part Two. Tage. Musical Mention 3 As the Cartoonists See the News 3 News of the Local National Guard 3 Editorial I'age 4 In the Realm of Higher Things The Th?ater IS Among the Clubs 7 Around the City 7 Local News S Part Three. Page. SERGEANT K1NNARD. BY W. A. ERASER 7 Big Game In Africa. By Edgar Iteecher Broimoii 3 A Point of Honor. By Isabel Holmes 5 Twisted T'p About Westy. By Sewall Ford, it Turning Points in Successful Careers. By F. Churchill Williams jj The Rescue of Rover. By Clara Morris 13 Part Four. Tage. Early River Front 1 Fall Housecleaning at the Zoo U Stage Doorkeepers .'! Johu Henry 3 The Gehenna of the City's Dogs 4 University Students Strike 4 Washington Hunters Hotel Cb rk Story ? Au Error In Estimates ti The Spanish Necklace "i . > ? T VJ i.ar|i??unT *j> Part Five. Taffe. Nationals Lose Third Straight Game 1 King J unit's beaten by a Head 1 Fotomac boat t'lub Tires of Standing All lix peases Z College Coot Bail Season at llaml 2 Jeroiue Travers Still Champion .. Z Departmental bowling League Z Usual Rivalry in New York Track Meet.... li batting and Fielding Averages of the American League 11 Commercial 1/eague Averages ." Culltn's Always Interesting I/otter -I Reasons for Some Flayers' l- uilure. 4 Spit bail is Hard to Hit 4 Part Six. Face. Snm'.io and IUs Funny Noise* 1 Wags -The Doft That Adopted a Man 2 ? He's Always to Blame.. 2 Mrs. Kiuuuiage -The Bargain Fiend 3 John I'oor John 3 Mrs. Timekiller 4 Oh Flue! Here's Mr. Grouch 4 Part Seven. rage. Society 1 Society 3 Alexandria Society 4 Richmond Society 4 \Vinchesti r and Clarke county Society 5 l'rsctical Art for Artistic Needlie.voinon.... S For the Home Dressmaker 0 Classified Ads 10 Classified Ads 11 Motoring 12 I I C. i - A WIF WRIGHT SUFFERS PAIN I Not Out of Danger, But Is Doing Well. CRUTCHES IN SIX WEEKS Receives Sister and Friends and Reads His Mail. HERRING IS SOARING, PERHAPS Bound for Washington, Say Helpers, But Believed to Have Left Train at Philadelphia. Orville Wright is -esting comfortably in the post hospital at Fort Myer. The body of IJeut. Seltridge, killed in i the aeroplane accident at the fort, is in a receiving vault at Arlington awaiting such disposition as his parents may direct. They are hurrying across the continent to Washington. Miss Wright, sister of the injured aviator, is in Washington and will help to look after her brother. Glenn Curtiss, a member of the American Aeronautic Experiment Association, reached Washington last night, where he j will have a meeting tomorrow with Dr. I Alexander Graham Bell, who arrives toj day. j A. M. Herring, the other aeroplane contractor who is due at Fort Myer on or i before October l.'t, is reported, erroneously, ' it is believed, to lie in Washington. It is thought he is carrying on some secret i experiments in the neighborhood of Phil- < adelphia. These were about all the developments! j of yesterday in the aeronautic situation. Wright in Pain. But Doing Well. The doctors at Fort Myer are pleased with the progress Wright is making. He suffers considerable pain, as the bones of his leg and his ribs are knitting, but his temperature is low enough to be satis i factory. J Miss Katharine Wright was with her j brother twice yesterday, about an hour altogether. She will make her home while in Washington with friends in Mount Pleasant. Several army officers and friends were also permitted to see the injured man. A personal friend who was allowed by the doctors to see Wright yesterday afternoon said he was looking rather thin and drawn as the result of ills experience, hut that he seemed to be cheerful. He can use his hands a little and can move the upper part of his body. It may lie six weeks before the doctors trust him on crutches. It will be far into the spring before lie can walk without them. No plans have yet been made by the War Department for continuing the aerial I tests. These, so far as the Wrights are | concerned, probably will go over till J spring. j The French contracts, which Wilbur Wright is now working on, are important from a tinancial standpoint. By the i time lie gets through with his work in i Paris the winter will have closed In here, j Further work in the latitude of Washington will be then almost out of the nues ! t ion. i Just what will become of Herring no j , one interested knows at present. He ihas j ; been granted an extension* of time till ! < )< tober l.'t. It was announced at his workshop in New York yesterday that lie had j left there for Washington. He did not rail at the War Department i or at Fort Myer if he was here. It is ( I believed by some of those more or less in j ! touch with his work that he went as tar | as 1'ihiladelphia and then turned down to j the Atlantic coast to make some expert-' merits in private. The return of Dr. Alexander Graham | I Bell to Washington was unlocked for and I is probably due to the accident which j caused the death of Ueut. Selfridge. That j officer was the secretary of the experimental association of which Dr. Bel! is president. Dr. Bell will attend the funeral | of his young friend w>hen it is held next week. Glenn Curtiss came to Washington on the same errand. Wilbur Wright Informed. Charles R. Flint, representative of the j Wrights, called at the War Department yesterday. He had a long talk over the findings of the airship board as to the ( * cause of the accident to the aeroplane. Embodying this and tihe information he received from Mechanic Taylor in a long cablegram, he notified Wilbur Wright oi his conclusions. The accident was from such a trivial beginning that it seemed well wortli while to put Wilbur on his guard against-a similar occurrence. Charles Taylor found on examining the aeroplane after the accident that the whole trouble had been caused by the vibration of a guy wire connecting the rear rudder with the back of the upper plane. The marks on the propeller showed that this wire had vibrated enough during the flight to touch the propeller. A bit of the aluminum paint was er>WO t (r. ijv m nivjitu vni iiir i ip. The other blade of the propeller. In going around, had struck the vibrating wire and cut it off. at the same time breaking the blade of the propeller. This had wrecked two of the most important parts of the steering gear. that controlling the main planes and the rear rudder. It was easy to see after the accident how it could have been avoided. A loop of wire around the guy wire would have kept It out of the path of the propeller. It would not have cost anything in time or money to make this addition. But th?re was no way of telling in advance that the wire would vibrate enough to get in the way of the propeller blades. It is not known Just how long the propeller is that Wright is using in France. He has at least been notified as to the cause of his brother's accident so he can avoid it. Military Honors for Selfridge. Lieut. Selfridge will be given a military funeral, probably Thursday. His father left San Francisco yesterday for Washington. Until his arrival the body will remain in the receiving vault at the Arlington National cemetery, where burial will probably be made. Telegrams of condolence from all over the Ttorld have been received at the War Department. t_apt. liauey, tne surgeon *no naa awn In charge of the Fort Myer hospital, said last night: "Mr. Wright is resting easily, lie is suffering from the natural reaction of such injuries as he received Thursday. His pulse is above normal and his temperature Is a little high, but he is doing satisfactorily. "I cannot say he is out of danger. It is always possible when a person receives a severe injury such as his that a complication might set in." Lieut. Creecy of the Marine Corps, who saw Wright today, said: "His eyes are bright and he looks a great deal better than I expected to find him. Of course no one mentioned 'aeroplane' to him. "He seems to be in good spirits, but is a little tired, and his injuries are quite painful. I think he knows now that I.ieut. Selfridge is dead, although no one has asked him or endeavored to learn whether he really knows about it. "It is presumed that he learned of Lieut. Selfridge's death from some letter in his mall, which he was permitted to read today." The splint on Wright's leg will be adjusted again this morning. Sister Looks at Aeroplane. His sister is the guest of the Signal Corps while in the city and has been extended every facility for assisting her brother. Miss Wright yesterday viewed the wrecked machine and showed familiarity with all its intricate parts and the cause of the accident. Maj. Fournier. the French military attache, called at the hospital yesterday. Col. Baron de Bdde, military attache of the Russian embassy, sent a telegram to the chief signal officer. Charde d'Affaires Des Portes of the French embassy called on Acting Secretary of State Adee and left with him on behalf of tlie French government and himself a note of sympathy evoked by the accident to the Wright aeroplane at Fort Myer Thursday. GOVERNMENT ANSWERS B & 0 FILES PETITION IN CIRCUIT COURT IN BALTIMORE. Railroad Wants to Restrain Commerce Commission From Enforcing Coal Car Order. BALTIMORE. Md.. September lO.-Tho interstate commerce commission Hied its answer in the t'nitpd States circuit court today to the application made by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad for a preliminary injunction restraining the commission from enforcing an order regarding the distribution of coal cars. The point on which the case hangs is the same as that in the Pitcairn Coal Company case, which was decided the other day by the United States circuit court of appeals at Richmond against the Baltimore and Ohio. The present rase has been set for a hearing next Tuesday, and Judges Morris, Goff and Pritohard will sit in the local court to hear it at the special request of Attorney General Bonaparte In the Pitcalrn ease Judge Morris decided that the railroad must include ' private cars" in distributing its cars to independent operators, but he did not think that, so-called "foreign railway fuel cars" should be so included. Then the interstate commerce commission passed an order requiring the Baltimore and Ohio and other railroads to include "private cars" in making their distributions. To this order the Baltimore and Ohio objected, claiming that the point was! then before the circuit court of appeals and that the commission was infringing upon the duties of the court in passing such an order. It demanded a prelimi-1 nary injunction restraining the conimis- | slon from enforcing the order. Reverses Morris' Decision. The next step in the case came a few j days ago. when the circuit cotirt of ap- J peals handed down a decision in the Pit- j cairn case reversing Judge Morris* de- | clsion with regard to the "foreign railway fuel" cars and sustaining him with regard to the "private" cars. Attention is called in the interstate commerce commission's answer, tiled today, to this recent decision. It is declared that the commission's order was entirely lawful; that it had a perfect right to pass the order under the act giving It its pow- j ers. and the cotirt is asked to deny the ] Baltimore and Ohio's application lor the injunction. MRS. ERVIN WARDMAN'S DEATH Was Daughter of the Late A. V. Klink of This City. NEW YORK, September IP.?Caroline Kiink Wardman, wife of Ervin Wardman. editor and publisher of the NewYork Press, died today in the familv residence in New Roohclle. utter : brief Illness. Mrs. Wardman was the daughter of the late A. V. Klink of Washington, where -she was married to Mr. Wardman in 190:2. Miss Caroline Eyre Klink and Mr. Wardman were married May 14. 1902, at ttie home of Lieut. Commander and Mrs. V. L. Coltman in this city. Mrs. Coltman is a sister of Mrs. Wardman. Only immediate members of the family were present at the ceremony, at which the late Rev. 1 >r. Teunis Hamlin. pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, officiated. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Wardman took a wedding trip through Canada, and on their return went to Westchester county. N. V.. where they occupied a house on the , Pel ham road. They afterward moved to New Roehelle. ' TEMPLE IS DEDICATED Ritual Ceremonies Attend Opening of Masonic Home. I MASONS ALONE PRESENT i George Washington's Gavel Calls Assembly to Order. I | GRAND LODGE IN REGALIA 1 Rev. J. H. Nelms Makes Oration. I Address by Matthew Trimble. j Resolutions of Thanks. The solemn symbolic and mystical ceremony of dedicating the new Masonic . Temple, at the intersection of New York . avenue, 13th and II streets northwest, took place last evening behind tiled doors, and was conducted by Grand Master Au, gusttiH B. Coolidge and the Grand Lodge I of Free and Accepted Masons of the Disj trict of Columbia, in the presence of an Immense audience of master Masons. There was no attempt at decoration. The clean white walls reflected the spleni dor of the electric lights, making the ! temple look like an edifice of spotless : purity and beauty. Plainly on the faces of all present was depicted the happy satisfaction that, after eleven and a half years of hard struggle, the realization had at last come of a completed temple, a fitting monument to Masonry, which has been earnestly needed and wanted for a century. And yet withal there were heard on all sides keen expressions of regret that the one man whose earnest and untiring labors had contributed so much to make possible the occasion, Past Grand Master J. Henry Small, jr., president of the Masonic TernI nla \ uoiioio tlAti ehnnl/1 Ko i?e /xgov*. jfiiivu, ouv/uiu iiavv uccji uriiicu by illness the opportunity of presiding at the meeting which he had looked forward to as the crowning glory of his life. Promptly at the appointed hour the Grand Lodge, preceding the grand master, all in symbolic regalia, bearing the insignia of their respective officers, marched upon the stage! In the center of the stage, draped in white, was the mystic lodge, with its symbolic lights and the three vessels bearing the corn, wine and oil that enters into the ceremony of dedication. Invocation by Babbi Simon. Without preface or introduction Dr. Abram Simon, rabbi of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, advanced to the front of the stage and delivered the invocation, which was in part as follows: "Joyously and reverently we Invoke Thy name, O our Father, and Thy blessing upon this earnest gathering of grateful and exultant hearts. r. "Thou hast crowned the work of their hands. Thou hast prospered the ambitious dreams of years of patient waiting, hoping, sacrificing. Thou hast wreathed their labor of love with the laurel of splendid achievement. "We praise Thee from overflowing souls for this inspiring token of Thy grace. We are proud that no physical mishap and no moral blot have marked or marred the splendor of its erection. It stands, a monument, built of clean hands and pure hearts. "We feel, therefore. O God, that our now temple is physically and spiritually ready and worthy of Thy kiss of consecrating approval. As we formally dedicate it this evening may we be fully conscious that Thou pourest over it the hallowing oil of Thy benignity. Grant that this community may be as proud of tihis newest bulwark of civic righteousness as we are. "Bless these exercises, we beseech Thee. "And may the words of our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, our rock and our Redeemer." This was followed by a hymn sung by a selected Masonic octet, composed of Messrs. Kaiser, Holland, Rodrick. Turpin, McFarlatid, Mosher and Blakeney. under the direction of Walter Humphrey. The anthem, "Behold t>he King of Glory,'* was chosen. Vice President Matthew Trimble, in the absence through illness of the president, J. Henry Small, jr., delivered an address. Speech of Mr. Trimble. Mr. Trimble said: "No one regrets mere than 1 do the j unfortunate illness and absence of tiie president of the Masonic Temple Association. notwithstanding that it gives ine the great honor of temporarily presiding at this meeting. "I say it witnout hesitation, mental reservation or secret evasion of mmd in me whatever, that to no brotuer is the success of tnis temple so largeiy due as to toe executive and masterly management of our most worshipful brother, J. Henry Small, jr. ' 11 is splendid business talents have been unsparingly given to tins enterprise for many years. Aitnougn tr.ais and tribulations have crossed nis pain, and sometimes harsh criticisms from tiiose uoacI quainted with tne tact have itaciieu ..is j ears, never once iias he laltered in his I worK and enthusiasm for this ' nub.e and I g.onous ' undei taking. "As he looks upon the culmination of his fondest hopes and expectations, 1, in I spirit at least, and with a heart over (lowing with fraternal love anu affection, place on his brow tonight the jaurci wreath of victory. And may God bitss him and give him many years of health and happiness. "It is with great pleasure that I welcome you here tohignt and extend most nearty congratuiat.uns to the Masonic brethren ot tiiis jurisdiction. "We are here tonight tor the special purpose of wuuesing the interesting and | solemn ceremonies of the dedication ot this building for Masonic uses. It now gives me exceeding great pleasure to surrender to you, most worshipful grand master, this gavel of authority, used by our illustrious brother, George Washington, at tne laying of the corner stone i>r | our national Capitol with .Masonic ceremonies, September Is, lilts, and to be used by you in connection with w e ceremonies for which we are now assembled." Washington's Gavel Used. The historic gavel, sanctified by its association with the name of George Washington. now in possession of i'otomac Lodge, No. o, F. A. A. M-, was presented to Grand Master Coolidge 1 ' Vice President Trimble. With it the entire assemblage was called to its feet. The grand stewards then uncovered the mystic lodge. The ceremony of dedication began, consisting of symbolic processions and the presentation to the gi and muster of the corn, wine arid oil in tutu and his dedication apostrophes. With the oil he announced: _ ^ "In the name of the (treat jenovan, m Whom be all honor and glory, I do solemnly dedicate this building to Free| masonry." With the wine he said: [ "Iri the name of the holy Saints John I solemnly dedicate this building to virtue." And with the oil he said: "In the name of the whole fraternity I do solemnly dedicate this building to universal benevolence." Between the several dedication apostrophes music was r-ndered 1?.\ t: e octet and ritualistic ceremonies performed. At the conclusion the dedication bene\