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in Santiago?Next Meeting
Here In 1012.
Prog dent Roosevelt v ill make no more
political appoint merits in Ids administra- v
He will turn all patronage matters over ^
to ' Is successor. leaving: to the next chief n
executive w tatever benefits may or may
pot come ,toin handling these things.
The President will confine till his norm- c
rations to the army and navy and the n
diplomatic and consular service. These
tire more or less automatic, hut must, under
the law. he made in the regular way
For the last two or three months the
President ha~ horn following a policy
of putting off the tilling of positions un- '
til Mi Taft comes in. but lie has found a
It advisably to make no hard and fast
ru'c in this respect. He now knows of
no appointments he will have to make "
before his term ends. He has left to Mr.
Taft a number of desirable vacancies,
the filling of which will give the new
President some knotty problems to solve, y
\ largo number of the appointments are ,,
in the south, and at the outset the new
chief executive will have opportunity to
show what his program In that rait of l'
;be country is to be O
Tie President is leaving a number of <
other problems for his successor, ami so S
far as possible is winding up his admin- t
1stration in easy fashion. f
President's Departure for Africa. tv
The White House will make nothing p
public about the departure of the President
for his African trip, but it is now '
believed lie will sail from New York | ^
March J4 ?>n tlie strainer Hamburg, reach- v
ing Naples April 4. and will leave there <j
the next day on the steamer Admiral of a
the Herman East African line, reaching 1
Mobasa. East Africa, the last of April. I
li is probable that members of the party '
echo will be with the President in Africa s
will leave New York ahead of him, going P
by the steamer Koenig Albert, which
haves New York March 13. *
The Recent Congress in Chile. t,
I. S. Rowe of the University of Penn- b
.?> ivania and Paul S. Reinsch of the Uni- ^
v >ity of Wisconsin, two of tlie ten dele- ,|
ga es of the United States to the Pan- it
American Scientific Congress, held in He- b
< ember at Santiago. Chile, submitted to *
President Roosevelt today a preliminary
report of the work of the congress, the
tn -1. C its kind at which the United
States was ever asked to participate. Mr.
ib.Vf was chairman of the American ?
delegation. n
The congress considered many problems o
of common interest to pan-American a
countries. An agreement was reached to
urge upon the legislative bodies of the '
different countries the adoption of laws a
as near uniform as possible dealing with
< "mnierce. citizenship, etc. A plan look- !
ing toward such international uniformity s
was adopted by the congress and will a
be Submitted to the interested nations. t
The next congress will be held in this li
vity in October, t
American Invasion of Chile.
II K. McUarvey. who is to he general! li
manager of the South American exhibit I
of Air"! lean manufacturers at Santiago,
Chile iii October and November, called i r
on the president today with David Day. ! \
The Piesident is pleased at the enter- f
mi e tint iias induced American nianu- '
fp ini ers to invade Soutli America with ; i
a gieat exposition, tlie expenses of which ;
nr? t?' oe jiiin wnony by tliem. and ; '
whicli v\iii be free to Chileans and other[1
South AniM'ii-ans. This decision to un- I
dertake such an exposition was reached !
by manufacturers after the visit of Sec ,
retar% Knot to South America. The .
President has promised tnat the govern-1
ment will give all tiie moral aid desired.
Other White House Callers.
Buffalo" Jones, the westerner who 1
breeds catalos in Texas by crossing cat- 1
Uo and buffalos, called ori the President ! I
today He told the President he is making (
experiments in hybridizing Persian
and merino sheep. Some time ago tie *
sent the President some of the meat of '
the mixed animals. |
Frank Steinhart. general manager of j '
me electric railways in Cuba and for-1 1
merly in the <onsular service (,f this eoun- |
tr>. talked with the President today. Ilej1
' ailed with Secretary K. A. Moseley of !
?h< Interstate commerce commission j ,
j i
Class of '79 Will Make Another Gift <
to Princeton.
PRINCETON, N ,J.. February 'JO.-The
t?n bronze lions at tiie entrance to Instoi
j. Nassau Hal!, wliicii were presented,]
to Princeton University by the class of ,
of which President W'oodrow \V;1- ;
son is a member, ar" to be removed it
ws announced today Tin* class of '7b l
s obtained the consent of the board off,
trustees in the movement and a subscrip- i
on of will be raised to meet the '
ost of th< mw tigers to replace the lions. Is
When t'unsl ed and set in place, the tigers i
w ill be r.iiu f< el long and four and a i
half feet l.lgl I
Tiie class of Ibl'.' lias p csentcd uiimer
is gifts to tiie umversitv . '"! hall, a '
i?m dormitory, being one of its gifts';
of ren-nt Years The committee in charge t
of the project to civet tiie tigers con- ,
sists of Robert Bridges, Fornelitts I". Cuy- (
< r. John Fai r. \ Woodruff Haisey. Wil1
'ii p. I sham, jt . and W III inn R Wilder.
,<1: of New York. and Cyrus II Mi-Cormiek 1
of t'h. ago
Norfolk Woman Shoots Husband.
\ii.. renrnary ? I.ew is
Johnson. residing at Church ami Charlotte
jitrw-i*. was shot in the hrca.si jpsterday
h\ bis w ife. Mabel Johnson, and is I
in a dying condition They claim it was
an accident, but the condition of the
room and appearance of the woman
showed that there ifttd been a scuffle, j
The woman told conflicting stories and
became hysterica!. She iN being held by
t tie police. Attending surgeons declare i
Johnson will die. i
Missionaries Deny Charge. j,
MKOl'L. Korea. February vo.~-The as-I
*?ttion of tlie Korean home minister given
?? an interview- to the newspapermen at ;
^oki" la-t we> k that the native Christians
upported by tlie missionaries were as?i*tiiig
the revolution is indignantly denied
by tlie foreign missionaries here, on
the contrary they maintain tiiat they liave
made every effort to suppress the up- i
etja v |
Political Patronage Surren- L
dered by the President.
Believed That Roosevelt Will Sail I
for Europe March 24.
Delegates Report on the Work Done |-jl
.ife in Peril Following Auta
Accident in Washington.
njuries Supposed Slight Have Developed
lotor Car Tutned Turtle on December
8. When on the Way to
Mount Vernon.
NFTW ORLEANS. February l'O. - Priate
advices received in New Orleans
roni Giiateniahi City, state that tlie iniiries
sustained by Oen. John Prumiond
fn an automobile accident in Washington
some weeks ago have developed
eriously. and that he is now in a critial
condition at his home in Guatelala.
The Guatemala^ minister of foreign
fTa.irs. Juan Barrios, and Minister i.uis
oledo Ilerrarte. with Gen. Drummond.
ere on their way in an automobile to
lace a wreath on the tomb of Washington
t Mount Vernon when their car was overtimed.
but without fatal result. It was
elieved at the time that Gen. Drumtond's
injuries were slight.
How Accident Occurred.
Gen. John Drummond. who is fifty
ears ot age. was In Washington and reg?tered
at the New Willard Hotel in this
ity when, on December * las*, in eoniany
with Senor Juan Barrios, minister' j
f foreign affairs and special envoy from
luatemala to tlie T'nited States, and
lenor I.uis Toledo Ilerrarte. envoy ex-j
raordinary and minister plenipotentiary '
rem Guatemala to the United States, lie ;
ras injured as a result of an automobile
timing turtle in which tliey were ridng
Senor Barrios, who had arrived in tlie
"nlted States a few days previous to tliei
evident, had been instructed by Presi-1
ent I'abrera to place a wreatli entwined 1
nth the colors of tlie United States and j
iuatemala on tlie tomb of Washington
oaav.rincr . * j
I .U"um ? ri ij'iii. l>rm. \/u ? ? i ? ? u:f, vui
his mission, tlt.e diplomats and Gen.
(rummond hired an automobile from a
4th street garage and drove to a flower
tore on Connecticut avenue, where they
iiireliased a wreath for $50.
They left the florist's shop shortly after
o'clock. Knowing the gates of Mount
'ernon would be closed at 5 o'clock, thej
istructed George Starling, the chauffeur,
0 make the best time possible.
The machine had crossed the Highway
ridge and was about one-half a mile from 1
ne Virginia end of the bridge, where .there
1 a turn in the road. As the autonioile
swung around the corner a light
ehicle, driven by a fashionably dressed
.oraan, came Into sight.
Auto Strikes Stone.
Attempting to avoid an accident, the
hauffeur turned off to the right* The
ext instant the front wheel struck one
f the small curbstones set atintervals
long the road. The machine turned
ver and the occupants were thrown out
nd rendered unconscious.
A telephone message was sent to the
Emergency Hospital. The ambulance
tarted immediately for the scene of the
eddent. Meantime Gen. Drummond and
he diplomats had been placed in a deivery
wagon and were being conveyed
o Washington. The ambulance met ihe
iagon on the bridge.
The injured men were taken to the
iospital. where it was found that Gen.
)rummond was suffering from a laoeratd
wound of the scalp and abrasion of
he face. After receiving treatment he
eturned to his apartments at the New
YiUard. He later left the United States
or Guatemala.
Senor Barrios was the most severely
njured. with a slight fracture at the
>ase of the skull and cuts about the
lead and body. He later recovered. Senor
["okdo was but slightly injured.
rudge Cleland's Methods Declared
Illegal, and Sentences Revoked.
CHICAGO. February 3ft?Judge Mckenzie
Cleland's* reign as the "J,ittle
"ather of the parole system" in the niulieipal
court has reached an inglorious
Judge Cleland has been in the public
ye for some time because of his habit
>f suspending sentences during good betavior
arid his efforts to reform accused
rersons brought before him in the orimital
His fellow judges have declared his
m-thods illegal. At a stormy meeting of
he jurists he was transferred to the civil
ranch, and the order will take effect
Aa a late session of the "repotting"
ouCt. at which his charges were s< hedjled
to appear, his "paroles were tither
liscliarged or were sent to the Bridewell
:o serve the original penalties imposed.
Patal Ending to Old Man's Quarrel
With Roller Skaters.
LANCASTER. Pa., February 30.?John
Prange, seventy-seven years old, comnitted
suicide here under sensational eir umstances.
He objected to children roller
Rating on his cement sidewalk, and as a
esult has been having trouble with the
w?ys of the neighborhood. Yesterday lb. Id
man got into art altercation with boys
Alio ran into the street and Prange shot
it them three times with a revolver. One
ullet went through the leg of the trousers
>f one of tie- boys, and another lad was
burned about the face by the powder.
Prange ti.on returned to the house and
iipon reaching the vestibu'e placed the
evolver against his i>reast and sent a bullet
through his heart.
Reprieved on Way to Gallows.
LINCOLN. Neb., February -0.?After
tlie warden lutd announced "that all was
ready" and the guards had started to
lead It Meant* Shunt way to the scaffold,
the supreme court yesterday afternoon
suspended sentence until March a. Shuniway
was convicted of the murder of Mrs.
Sarah Martin
Member of Gang Kills Foreman.
NORFOLK, Va . February 20.?Foreman
ti. W. Franklin of a bridge building gang
at work 011 the Pine Beach pier was
knoeked in the head with a pin maul and
instantly killed ye-terdav by J. R. Idndsay,
a carpenter. The foreman got after
l.lndsay for poor work, charging him with
heing the poorest carpenter of the gang,
tie finally threatened I .J no.-ay with the
ma.tl. A yuarrel followed and Lindsay,
grabbing another maul. struck Franklin
<>n the head. He was kiiled instantly.
Lindsay surraa*1*?'
Visit of Charlss Nagel Believed to
Indicate Tender of Post of Secretary
of Commerce.
CINCINNATI, February -0.- -Tiic presenpo
hero today of J. M. Dickinson. Ken- j
eral counsel of the Illinois Central railway
system, and an immediate conference between
himself and President-elect Taft.
presents strong circumstantial evidence
at least that a decision is to he reached '
as to who will be Mr. Tail's Secretary of
Mr. Dickinson has been tinder consideration
for tliis post for some time. That
he should come to Cincinnati for a conference
would seem to make the reasoning
good that if he was sent for by Mr.
Taft it was for the purpose of extending
the honor, and if tie came at his
own initiative it was for the purpose of
declining the honor. I
Mr. Taft maintains his attitude of silence
on the subject. Mr. Dickinson will j
not discuss the matter. I
The presence here yesterday of
Charles Nagel of Ht. I?uis is likewise )
regarded as the opportunity for an j
offer to him by Mr. Taft of the Com - |
mcrce and Labor portfolio and its ay- j
ceptance. ?<
The Treasury Department head, ac-]i
cording to all that can be learned here,
Is perhaps the remaining one place in
the cabinet regarding which no ue- j
cision has been reached.
' This, Mr. Taft's last day in his home
city before becoming President, was
made the occasion for many calls upon
him by his old friends and neighbors.
The Pike street mansion of Chailes
P. Taft. where he made his headquatters,
was crowded with callers.
Mr. Taft leaves at :i o'clock for Phil- i
adelphia. From there. February 'J.':, hewill
go to New York for several days.
j Excitement Follows Shooting of |
Policeman in South Omaha.
Special lfiapat-'h to The Star.
SOI Til OMAHA, Neb.. February -IV?
I"nt iI it was nearly daylight this morning
a mob gurrotinded the jail here
tlireateto.ig toHF/nch a Greek tho shut
and killed Policeman Lowey last night.
The policeman attempted to arrest the
Greek on a charge of molesting a young
gill, and was fatally shot during the
; After shooting the policeman the Greek
j attacked the wounded man with a knife,
and was himself shot through the lungs
by tin; policeman, who then dropped t<>
the pavement and died. The Greek was i
arrested immediately and taken to the
jail, but the news of the shooting sprea..
quickly, and before he could be put in
a cell a mob had endeavored to rush the I
policeman and get the man away i'rom
them. Even after he had been locked up
the crowd persisted in its attempt to get
, him and the jail otticers remained on
j guard all night.
Million Given Through Red Cross.
j A million dollars has*been collected .by
i the American Tied Cross for the aid of
| t he Italian earthquake sufferer*, a conit
rihnt inn of SlO.'tut inst received hrinuiii"
j the grand total up to Sl.tNtMCtf.
No Graft at Moundsville.
\\ mFEI.ING, \V. Va . February at.-Tho
West Virginia legislative committee which
recently investigated the Moundsville, W.
Va.. penitentiary today made public its
report. The officials are condemned for
misconduct in letting contracts, but arei
exonerated from the charges of graft.
Wright's Life Ebbing Away.
WORCESTER. Mass., February 3?.?The
death of President Carroll D. Wright of
Clark College was expected hourly by
those in attendance at his bedside early
today. Although Mr. Wright had suffered
no material change during the
night, b.s strength was gradually ebbing
1 away and he was losing consciousness.
Harriman Completes New Road.
Tl'XPAN. Vera Cruz. Mexico, February
JO.?The Tuxpan Furbero railroad, it Is
announced, has been completed Into the
new oil fields at Furbero. K. H. Harriman
is understood to ne interested in tic
control of the new fields
Senator Hemenway Said to B
Latest Victim.
President Credited With Blockin
His Appointment.
Mi*. Taft Said to Have Yielded 1
President's Desire to Pay
Old Score.
President Roosevelt is said to Ik* la
ing a few whacks with the big stick as 1
journeys along toward the end of h
presidential career. Senator Hemenway i
Indiana being the latest victim. The Pre
ident makes no bones of the fact that i
is a good hater, and that he makes it
point to "get" his opponents when 1
ran. lie is credited with preventing tl
appointment of Senator Hemenway in tl
Taft cabinet as Secretary of the Trea
Several days ago a number of repu
licans of prominence in the Senate ai
House decided that Senator Hemonwa
whose term expires with this t'ongre:
would make a good Secretary of t
Treasury. They put forward two arg
ntents. namely:
That Senator Hemenway. by reas<
of his service in the House as chai
man of the appropriations committ
and as member of the Senate commit t<
was in thorough touch with the ncci
of the government and with financi
affairs generally.
Popular in Congress.
Second, that his popularity in bo
branches of Congress would inure
harmony between the executive ai
Congress through his service in t!
cabinet of the new President. It
said that Mr. Taft was impressed wi
these arguments ana iook under mo
favorable consideration the suggestio
put forward, ft should be added th
this had been done without solicitath
by Sena^tr Hemenway, who had i
thought being an applicant for
cabinet pl?c.
Man proj^ks?and the big stick di
poses. ho\ve\% It is understood th
Mr. Taft discr^fced the case with Pre
dent Roosevelt.^Vvho, according to o
version, "went into the air at the ve
suggestion." It is said that his oppo:
tion was so pronounced that he was pt
pared to make it a personal issue #i
his successor, and that relations won
be strained if Mr. Tafl made the s
While Mr. Taft is proceeding with i
dependence in selecting his cabinet, it
thought that lie would hesitate to ma
a break with the President, and if t
Roosevelt opposition is as strong as ii
made out to lie. Senator Hemenwaj
friends fear that his selection Is doubtfi
It is supposed that the President has
liis opposition upon the fact that Se
ator Hemenway was one of tlie ieade
among the "allies" in the fight over t
presidential nomination, and also to di
pleasure at the report on the secret set
ice troubles made by Senator Heiuenw
recently from tlie committee on appt
Bound to Keep His Engagement
CHICAGO, February In carryii
out a rule of the Methodist Church :iev
to disapoint an audience if it is possit
to avoid doing so tlie Rev. D. I). Vang
an walked over railroad tics a distan
a!" ijiirlH milf?s illlii fill* flip Tawf nna*.t
\r i v 'J5"> ?!? v|iini i
of u mile rode on a switch engine in o
rier to get to a church wiiere lie was
make an address last night.
Chicago Girls to Learn to Box.
CHICAGO. February 20.?An Evanst
club lias gone on record in favor of t
instruction of girls in the manly art
self-defense by an overwhelming affirm
live vote on the proposition:
"Resolved, That girls should be taug
to box."
Mrs. Catharine W'augh McCullot
woman justice of the peace, introdue
h? resole Moo.
Senator Kittredge's Conclusion
Ready to Submit to Subcomy
mittee on Judiciary.
The conclusion reached by Senator Ki
g tredge. who has prepared a report of t)
investigation of the Tennessee Coal an
Iron Company's absorption by the Unite
States Steel Corporation, is that the me:
ger forms a combination in restraint (
Y trade, and that President Roosevelt ha
no authority of law to sanction the dea
The report will be submitted to the sul
to committee on judiciary at a meeting t
l)C held late in the day. If adopted
may form the basis of an order to tl
Department of Justice to bring actio
against the steel corporation under tl
Sherman anti-trust law.
jj. The Kittredge report has been printed i
confidence and has been read by oth<
'' members of the special committee, wliic
s is composed of Senators Clark of Wyon
of ing. Dillingham. Kittredge, Culberson an
s_ Overman. It could not be learned toda
,e whether other members of tlie commitu
will present their views in individu;
a statements. It is believed that Mr. Cu
berson. author of the resolution und<
to | which the inquiry was conducted, intent
tr* to do so. Any action taken by the sul
s_ committee must have the approval of tl
judiciary committee before being presen
ed to the Senate,
b- it ;.ci with the law questions involved I
nd the merger that Mr. Kittredge deals pa
v ticularly. He quotes from the testinion
given by witnesses as Indicating tin
lio there was no actual business tiecessit
u- for the merger. This conclusion is on
incidental to the declaration that und<
,n existing law the absorption of the Tei
j _ nessee Coal and Iron Company was illega
ec j
is; ?
'1 I Wiivkp in Chiraco Beat.e
a. j aiiiwi *? ??? MV 0 -
and Threatened.
. CHICAGO. February "JO.?Miss Gra<
Davis, twenty-three years old. a trainf
nurse, was last night dragged into a
*' alley, where she was knocked down an
" i threatened with a revolver. The cries <
_'s | the young woman attracted the attentio
1of scores Of persons.
us 1 Miss Davis told the police thai her lion
at is in Denver and that her assailant, whoi
she met last summer at Belknap, Moid
r1u induced her to come to Chicago, whei
j she said she discovered that he was
is_ 'white slaver." Some days ago she nt
... titled the police to be on the lookout f<
t*1" Senator-Elect Will Hold Conferenc
! Il
dd ' at State Capital.
ie" HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. February _ ??.Senator-elect
Elihu Root of New Yor
|s will make a trip to Albany for a coi
ke t'erence before going to Washington t
hf* attend the inauguration ceremonie
!s Mr. Root will leave liere Monday, goin
s direct to the New York state capita
11 ; Then he will go to New York fit.
^ where he will remain until March 4.
n" Speaking of the copditlon of hi
'Vsi * * > *?.. t? * : J . i.
Mfjuiri mi. ivuui rtitiu: iuy iiiji n<i
, - been most beneficial."
'O- |
Hotel Fire in Tower, Mich., Ha
Fatal Result.
TOWER, Mich., February 20.? DufTf
n o
I .a France and Peter Eno wen: burned I
^ death early today in a tire which d<
j' | stroyed the Hotel Finan heie, a two-stoi
( ^ ' frame building. EaFrance was tlie hot
er bartender.
>r- The lx>dies of the two inen were foun
to in the ruins of the barroom, where the
were spending the night after returnin
to the hotel at a late hour. It was a)
parent that the tire had started in tl
barroom, but how is not known,
h<1 Schooner Sinks; Three Lost.
of VERA CRUZ. Mexico. February JO.
ia" Three men are believed to have been loi
lit in the sinking of a schooner off the coai
near Vera ("rut during the recent storr
:h. Much damage is expected all along tl
ed coast. The name of the missing schoom
has not tw-n loaning
Alfonso's Promise Not to Fly F
in Wright Aeroplane. j:
Tells of Cabinet Crisis When He S
Would Speed in Auto.
! Not Suitable for Land OperationsValuable
for Coast Defense?To
Try Maxim ''Silencer."
PAT. France. February 20.?King Alfonso
whs present at tlie flying field here ,
today and witnessed the flight of the j f
Wright brothers, the American aeroplan- ,
ists. j
Ft had been generally believed that he
would venture aloft on one of the trips. ^
but lie did not do so. It became known j *
before leaving Spain he had promised t r
Queen Victoria and Premier Maura that
he would not go up into the air under any j
The king evinced the greatest interest '
in tlie aeroplane as an engine of war.
lie de>ploi-ed the fact that he could not
make a trial flight.
Hart O. Berg, the Kuropean business
manager of the Wrights, had an interview
with tlie king last night at which the
arrangements for him to witness the
flights of today were completed. The
king told of his promise not to fly.
Has Promised to Be Oood.
He laughingly recalled the cabinet crisis
produced several years ago when Premier
Maura resigned because the king had not
heeded iiis warning to rufi his automobile
slower through the streets of Madrid.
Continuing, he said lie was a soldier above
everything else, and that lie had come
to Pau to witness the flights so tiiat he
might be able to discuss the question of
aeroplanes with the army council at Madrid
and confirm the opinion previously
formed that the aeroplane, when developed,
was destined to become of the greatest
importance in war.
He said it was his fervent wish to be
? ti c first sovereign to fly, but he had given
his solemn promises before he left home
rnot to i>e led into making an ascent. Mr.
Berg explained the indescribable delight
of gliding over the cushioning air, but
the king signed and said: i
"Yes. I know. But I have given my
E word."
Opinion of Value in War. i
His majesty was interested in a recital
of the success of the Wrights; how
they became interested in aviation, their
long struggle and their final success and
the complete mastery of their machine.
He then discussed the eventual use of the
aeroplane in war.
He questioned the suitability of the
t- aeroplane In general offensive operations
ie on land. But. he said, lie thought it in^
valuable for land scouting and seacoast
defense, where it would be used offensively
with success.
r" The king manifested also much interest
>f in the new gun silencer invented by Hi,1
ram Maxim. He arranged to have a sam
plo? silencer sent to Madrid, where he will
consider equipping the Spanish army rifle
'* with the instrument,
[I Two American Challenges
for International Air Race
NEW YORK. February 20.?All Ametl11
can aviators with flying machines that
Ij really fly will be interested in the action
of the Aero dub of America, yesterday,
d when its board of directors cabled to
y Paris two challenges for the flfteen-thou^
sand-dollar national aviation prize and
I. i cup offered several months ago. and which
?r will be first competed for this year. EnIs
tries for this prize will close March 1.
The l'J<if> competition will take place in
'e France, and the winner will take the
trophy home to the national club of which
lie is a member. The prize will extend
1,1 over three years and is open to aviators
i of every country whose aero club belongs
I to the International Aeronautic Federa,l
! tion. Each successive winner will receive
and the cup.
^ | It had been expected that the Wright
?r: brothers would enter the competition
V either in France or the United States, and
ll* it seemed practically certain tliev would
win it. A cable from Wilbur Wright hecently
stated that neither he nor his
brother could enter the contest this year.
_ In this country there are at least two
men who it is believed may enter the competition.
They are A. M. Herring of this
>e city and Glenn II. Curtiss of Ilammonds,
port, X. Y.. both of whom have aero'rt
planes of much promise. In Europe
n llenry Farman and Leon Delagrange of
id France are supposed to have the lead; but
it Is the belief of the Aero Club directors
that within the next few months other
inventors may come forward here or
abroad with machines that will eclipse all
ie former achievements in the air.
m (*? rtlandt Field Bishop, president of the
Aero Club of Amerlea. said yesterday that
the offer of this prize would do more to
"e stimulate substantial interest and effort
a in mechanical flight than anything hith3
erto offered.
>r Charles Levee of the Aero Club of
France and 11. E. Honeywell of the Aero
Club of St. Louis were yesterday granted
pilots' licenses by tlie Aero Club of Amerieo.
making twenty pilots now attached
to the American club.
:e Announcement was made that through
the efforts of Leo Stevens, an aeronaut
of this city, all the express companies of
the United States have agreed upon a
k new rate for the transportation of bal,.
loons, which is now the same as the rate
0 for ordinary merchandise. This reduces
' the cost of transportation about one-half.
s- The new rate goes into effect March 10.
g It is believed that this move will greatly
1. Increase the number of ascensions during
f, 111" cmillliK miiiiiiit-i . nriw^iauc.^ a.i c miii
an unrecognized commodity with the exl.-s
press companies, and whenever transis
ported they have to be shipped under
some other classification.
The date of the third annual banquet
of the Aero Club was set for March 'JO
at the Hotel St. Regis, when many notable
aeronauts and inventors will he presLS
" Defends Katherine Clemmons Gould
P y
Against Husband's Charges.
el NEW YORK. February JO.?A deposiI
tion by James Marlborough, a gardener
id employed at Castle Could, Port Washing:y
ton. I.. I., from March, 190J. to September.
'= 1905. was tiled here in the separation
suit brought by Katherine Clemnions
,e Could against Howard Could.
The gardener deposes that he saw Mrs.
Could and talked with her nearly every
day during his employment at Castle
_ Could, but never noticed anything in her
manner or speech suggesting that she had
been drinking, as charged In her hus:
band's answer. He said he never met
n. I the actor, Hustin Farnutn. at Castle <
ie Could, to his knowledge. Farnum's name ]
?r has figured in the proceedings brought
(by Mr. Gould.
:eared Carmack Would Resent
Father's Strong Letter.
taught Through Streets for Parent
to Keep Him From Harm.
Witness Allowed Only to Explain
What Miss Lee Repeated as Having
Overheard of Threats.
NASHVILiLE, Tenn.. February CO.?The
idjournment of a day seemed only to
vhet the appetite of the curious publlo
n the trial of Col. Duncan R. Cooper,
rtobin J. Cooper and John D. Sharpe for
he killing of former Senator E. W. Car
When court opened today one of the
arrest crowds ever seen around a Nash*ille
courthouse awaited the arrival of the
ieputies. One reason was that It was runored
that Col. Cooper would be the first
vltness for the defense.
Another story had It that a mysterious
vltness from Missouri, who saw the
shooting. and who had been threatened
vith deatli if lie testified, would appear
ror the state.
As a result the deputies had no easy
tinie in handling the throng. Finally
they cleared the aisles and stairwaj *
ifter the chairs were filled.
Although the attorneys on both sides
liad promised to he ready to proceed
promptly this morning there was a tedlius
delay of nearly an hour. Counsel for
the state appeared first. Then caine
Judge Anderson, who asked further iniulgence
of the court for half an hour.
Meantime, the big: crowd chatted and
visited and waited patiently. At lo:.10
j'ciock Attorney McCarn asked when th?>
defense would be ready to proceed. This
ndicated that the state's missing witnesses
had not arrived. At 11 o'clock the
defendants' attorneys filed in.
Robin Cooper on Stand.
There was a hush and then Judge Anderson
"Rnhln Pnnnor tal-a Ot
?? v, wpv i f vnnc i uc i ni i u
A murmur of surprise and expectancy
swept over the room. The court rapped
for order sternly . Some women arose to
see better. Then deputies ordered the
ladies to remove their hats.
Robin Cooper is a slender, boyish, clearcut
looking youth. Hs gave his name, hi*
age as twenty-seven, his profession a? a
lawyer. He said he was a son of D. B
Cooper and knew John Sharp, the other
defendant, well. '
In a clear voioe and with the refined accent
of the educated southern man. Cooper
gave a brief sketch of his life. He said
he lived with his uncle. James Bradford,
of counsel for the defense, and practiced
law in the latter's office.
He said he came to town the morning
of Monday, November 9. with his uncle,
Mr. Bradford, arriving at 9 o'cloak.
"Did you see your father that morning?"
"He came to my office soon after I arrived.
He came into Mr. Bradford's private
office, where I was in conference
with Mr. Davis."
Here the defendant described the location
and plan of the law offices.
Relatives Show Interest.
From the moment her favorite brother
began to talk Mrs. Bureh leaned forward
In her chair, looking eagerly Into his eyes
and seeming scarcely to breathe as he
spoke. Col. Cooper, seated next to his
youngest daughter. Mrs. Wilson, sat comfortably
back In His chair and apparently
took little interest in the preliminary
When Robin referred to him as "pupa"
the colonel smiled and played with his
gray military mustache. The jury betrayed
much Interest.
"I talked a while and some one called
me to chancery court, where I liatl a case.
Then papa told me he was afraid he was
going to have some trouble with Mr. Car*
mack." . '
Objection to Testimony.
"I object," said Attorney General McCarn.
"It is a self-servine conversation
and is incompetent."
"Any conversation heard by Miss Lee
is competent. Anything else is not," said
the court.
A sharp discussion followed. The record
was appealed to as to what Miss Leo
overheard in the morning of the killing.
It was disclosed that she had heard expressions
made by Col. Cooper "having no
right to use my name and i have a right
to protect myself."
Long argument followed on both sides.
The defense held that it had a rlgiit
to produce the entire conversation, fragments
of which Miss I^ee had overheard
and repeated on the stand. The court
ruled that Miss I^ee'.s testimony had.
opened the door for this conversation.
Again the state protested and cited authorities.
But Judge Hart insisted tha'
the witness be permitted to explain the
remarks overheard, if he admitted that
they were made.
Judge Anderson then asked the witness:
"Did you have more than one conversation
with your father?"
"Only one. It related to but one subject."
"Relate the conversation."
"We object," shouted the state's attorneys.
"Sustained." said the court. "You can
explain the remarks heard only."
"Did your father make the remarks
Miss Lee repeated?"
"He did."
"In what eonnecton were they made?"
Afraid of Trouble.
"Thrv were made in renlv to state
merits of mine. He said he was afraid
of trouble. 1 asked him why. He said
in substance that Mr. Carmaok In bis
paper had been printing editorials attacking
his character, and. as he put it,
shooting poisoned arrows.
"He said it was becoming unendurable.
He said he had seen Mr. Craig the
night before and told him to tell Carmack
he must cease using his name In
his paper. He said Mr. Craig returned
and said lie iiad seen Carmaek. but Carmack
would agree to nothing.
"As I remember it Mr. Craig said to
papa that Carmaek was In a vicious
humor and mood. He said tie also toiii
Craig to tell Carniuck that unless he
ceased using Ids name the town was not
big enougli to hold them both.
"I was greatly worried and said I believed
my uncle could bring Influence to
bear to show Carmaek the injustice of Ids
course. It was then that papa said: 'lto
had no right to use my name, and I havo
a right to protect myself."
"Papa said he believed Mr. Bradford
could help In the oase avg would see him
later in the day. In the nPantlme he said:
(Continued on Twelfth PagaJ

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