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tain when ho met his death. Adams said that when Sutton fired the shot that ended his life he was lying1 prone on his face, where he, Adams, had thrown him after 8utton rind shot at him, Adam?. As Adams depicted the scene neither Mrs. Sutton nor Mrs. Parker showed the slightest emotion beyond ke?n Inter est. Frequently, during Adams' testi mony. Mrs. Parker whispered to At torney Kdmund Vandyke, who sat be wide her. Commander Hood, the president, called the court to order at 10 o'clock for an executive session, during which it was decided that the sessions of court would be open to the public. As soon a? the preliminaries were over the doors were ihrown open. Counsel for Mrs. Sutton nnd Lleuts. Adams and Osterman asked the privilege of cross-examining all witnesses. This was granted. MaJ. Leonard announced that probably long daily sessions will be held after today, and the proceedings conducted with all possible dispatch. Maj Leonard Is also authority for the statement that f from the testimony it appears that any others than the witnesses called can throw light on the death of Lieut. Sut ton. they will bo promptly summoned if they are within reach of the man date of the court of inquiry. Fifteen Witnesses Called. Maj. Leonard gave out the folowing list of witnesses so far subpoenaed by th rove? nment Surgeon Oenrge Pickrell, United States Navy, navy yard, Charleston, S. C. Surgeon F. C. Cook. United States Navy, United States ste.tmer North Caro lina. First Lieut. Harold 11. Utley." Unite,! states- Marine Torps. United States steam er 'North Carolina Second Lieut. Edward S. Willing. United States Marine Corps, marine barracks, iavy vard, Philadelphia. Second Lieut. Robert E Ailarns, United gtates Marine Corps, headquarters United States Marine Corps, "Washington. D. C. Second Lieut. Templin M. Potts, Jr., rr.ited States Marine Corps, marine bar racks, Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md. Col. Charles A. Doyen, United States Marine Corps, marine barracks, Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md. First Lieut. William F. Bevan. United States Marine Carps. United States steam er New Jersey. Rockland. Sergt. James Hart, United States Ma rine Corps, marine barracks Naval Aca *my. Annapolis, Md. Second Lieut. Edward A. Osterman, fnlted States Marine Corps. United States naval prison, navy yard, Ports mouth, N. H. Prof. Gilbert P. Coleman. United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. Md. Edward P. Koeiker. 14?4 Q street north west. Washington. D. C William 1. Owens, chauffeur, Carvel Hall Hotel. Annapolis, Md. Edward Griffith, chauffeur. C'arvel Hall Hotel. Annapolis. Md. Frank Fork, Garrlck Club. Washing ton, D. C. Roelker's Testimony Wanted. Former Lieut. Roelker, according to the '.estimony printed at the first inquiry, was shot by Sutton. Subsequently Roelker was dismissed from the service. His whereabouts have been a mystery. Neither Maj. Leonard nor Mrs. Sutton's auorney know where Roelker is. So fai ls their information goes he is still in seclusion. Lieut. Adams, however, said he was confident that Roelker would ap pear. Surgeon Cook and Lieut. Utley, who was n the Mediterranean when summoned, are expected to arrive about August 1. If *11 the witnesses present are examined before that time the court will take a re cess until the arrival of Cook and Utley The presence of Frank Fogg of Wash ington is desired, it Is understood. He was a close associate of Sutton when the latter was stationed in Washington. Letter Written to Fogg. Fogg is said to have received a letter from Sutton a few days before the trag edy. Whether that letter has any bear ing: upon the alleged trouble between Sut ton and his brother officers is not known. Surgeon George Pickrell. called from Charleston, S. C.. with Surgeon Cook, attended Sutton after he was ahot. They are expected to give important testimony as to the downward course of the bullet that entered the back of Sutton's head, tending to show that he could not have fired it himself. Second Lieut. F. 8. Willing of the marines is here from the Philippines to testify. Lieut. Robert E. Adams, from Washington; Lieut. M. Pitts, jr.. Col. Charles A. Doyen, commandant of the marines, stationed at Annapolis, and Sergeant of Marines Jamfrs D. Hart were all on hand today. Tt Was to Col. Doyen that _ th? death of Sutton was first reported. Slergt. Hart was the first outsider on the scene after the shooting. Other witnesses will be Second Lieut. Potts. First Lieut. Beven, Prof. Gilbert P. Coleman of the academy and Will Owens and Ed Griffith. chaufTeurs. who drove the fatal party when the accident occurred. Haj. Leonard's Task. j Although Maj. Leonard, in his capacity r?f judge advocate, is. technically speak ng, required to hold an impartial course? Jisclosing the truth whenever he may rind tt and however tt may hurt?he to, in some 6ense, the representative of the service and the opponent of the Sutton s. He has the good of the marine service at heart, but also Its good reputation. .Speaking of the inquiry, Maj. Leonard gaid before the court convened: "The government, which I represent, is making an impartial inquiry with a view * to getting "every bit of evidence on the -ase possible. It is not prosecuting any body, so my functions differ somewhat from those of a prosecuting attorney in ? coart of law. "The second party to the inquiry?the members of Lieut. Sutton's family?are 'n the nature of complainants. They will be present, because they have some evi ience which they wish brought out. and their attorney will assist mo In getting at the truth. "Lieuts. Adams and Osterman. who were with Sutton When he died, and whose actions upon that occasion are to be investigated, are also to be represented by counsel. "We have a matter to investigate. For my part I shall go through with the Investigation to the best of my ability, tf anybodv is hurt It will be regrettable, tt course; but I can't help that. I have a Job to do. I am going to do it regard less of consequences. "I shall arrange for the hearings to go forward as rapidly as possible. The government is spending a lot of money on this affair. There are a number of officers here who have work to do else where. and there Is no sense In keeping rhem here any longer than Is absolutely necessary." Mr. Davis' Statement. Speaking for Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Par ker, Mr. Davis said: "We want it plainly understood that we are not seeking to fasten the guilt of the death of Mr. Sutton upon any indl ctdual. We are profoundly convinced that Sutton did not commit suicide, and this we expect to show at the inquiry. "We are appearing at court through the courtesy of the Navy, Department to thro* light on the affair. We are not criticising the court which made the original Inquiry and returned a verdict of suicide. That court simply did not extend its Inquiry as far as the second nqulry will be extended." The case of the death of Lieut. Sutton, the cau>e of the widespread interest has fiow been agitated for i^ ear and a half. The question now at last to be decided is whether he killed himself ?n the tdght of October 12, 190". as was decided by the former court of inquiry or whether he came to his death bv hands other than his own. What First Inquiry Developed. The few facts positively known regard ing Sutton's death leave grave doubts is to how he was killed. On the night on which he was killed Sutton, a lleu enant of marines, stationed st Annapolis, iperit some time in the company of Miss Mary E. Stewart, a young woman from Pittsburg, then visiting at Annapolis. He Joined a party of several lieutenants ?f marines of his own grade, all stu lenfs at the marine school, like him *e!f- In this party were Lieut. Roelker. tubsequently dismissed from the service: Lieuts. Adams. Utley and Osterman. Ms fart? rode in automobiles to re REPRESENT THE SUTTON FAMILY. turn to t'iPir quarters at the Naval Acad emy. Tlicy dismounted at the Oklahoma Kate. A brawl took place and sliois were fired. Surgeon Cook was called and found Sut ton mortally wounded by a bullet in the back of the head. The only witnesses to the shooting of Sutton, as far as is known, were his fellow-lieutenants. They maintained that he had shot himself. i According to their account, he attempted to Shoot ono in the party. Some one, it was said, called out that he _ha<l shot Lieut. Roeiker. Sutton then, it is al leged, turned his revolver against him self. Proceedings in Private. A naval inquiry was held into Sutton's death a month after Its occurrence. The proceedings were kept private, but the officers, it is i-ald, gave their versions of the death of Sutton, and in consequence the court found that he had committed suicide. Sutton's mother. Mrs. James N. Sutton I of Portland, Ore., refused to accept the finding of the court declaring her son a suicide. She maintained that he had been killed by another. For a year she be sieged the Navy Department for a re I hearing of the case. At last she obtained the grant of a sec ond inquiry. The department wished to avoid the suspicion of whitewashing any parties who might have been guilty of Sutton's death. It felt that the finding of the first court of inquiry had not proved conclusive. The real reason for the wide attention given to the present hearing lies in the possibility that Sutton was killed by a fellow-ofllcer. In spite of all naval im-j munities. the Navy Department has at last been forced to give Sutton's mother the chance to prove, if she can, that he met his death at another's hands. If she succeeds In her effort she is bound to fasten the suspicon of murder or homicide on one or another of her son's fellow-officers. Mother Refuses to Tell Whereabouts of Roeiker Inquiry today at 1434 Q street north west developed that Edward P. Roeiker was not at home. Mrs. Roeiker, his mother, said that un less the Inquirer was a personal friend of her son She would not supply any in formation regarding him. Persons In the neighborhood say that Mr. Roeiker has not been seen there for several months. Miss Stewart Ready to Give Testimony at Sutton Inquiry STANET BRAE, via Toronto, Ont., July 19.?Miss Elizabeth Stewart of Pitts burg, Pa., who was with Lieut. James Sutton, United States Marine Corps, on the day and evening of his tragic death at Annapolis, stands ready to return to the United States from her seclusion in the Canadian wilderness and face the investigation which opens tomorrow. This determination was announced to a correspondent, who saw Miss Stewart early yesterday, though she came to the Canadian retreat, deep in the forests and lakes of Muskoka. to recover her strength, which In the last two years has necessitated careful treatment and rest. Miss Stewart's Statement. Miss Stewart made the following state* ment: "J would like to contradtct a number of the storieB so cruelly published about me. I am not a runaway in any sense, for my rooms were engaged here In April last, long before the Investigation was even thought of. "Moreover, 1 am willing to go back, if my father so advises me. I wrote him yesterday, asking what I had better do. Last night a letter came from him advising me to see no one, and not to discuss the case under any circum stances. "If I can throw any light on the ques tion of Lieut. Sutton's death I shall be glad to do so. But I repeat, in the face of. all the atrocious insinuations to the contrary which have been printed about me, that I know nothing to tell. I know no more about Lieut. James Sutton's death than any one who has merely read the papers." Not to Hide Elsewhere. Miss Stewart contradicted the story that she was to leave fitaney Brae for more remote parts of the northern woods. "I have nothing to hide, nothing to be ashamed of," she said, "and I wish that to be made clear. The whole affair has been very painful. I hate the publicity of it and wish it would end just as quickly as possible." Regarding Mrs. Sutton, the mother of the lieutenant. Miss Stewart said that there was only the closest friendship between them, and that both equally re gretted the use of Miss Stewart's name. A letter from Mrs. gutton yesterday in* formed Miss 8tewart that the news of the communications between them was obtained in an underhand way and was not given out voluntarily. CHAUFFEUR TELLS STORY. Gives Remarkable Account of Events Preceding Sutton's Death. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. July 19.-William 1. Owens, the chauffeur who drove Second Lieut. James N- Sutton of the Marine Corps and his three companion officers from the Carvel Hall Hotel to a place near (he marine camp where, half an hour later, Sutton was found shot dead, told a remarkable story yesterday, which promises to clear up, when he repeats It before the aecond Inquiry Into the tragedy which opens at the Naval Academy to day, many of the happenings just prior to the shooting. Hired by Sutton. "Sutton had hired me to take him out to the ramp in my automobile from Car vel Hall that night,'' said Owens, "and when he came out of the hotel l?ieut. a.. 8. Adams and twd other officers were with him. Sutton invited them to ride ' in his car. "Adams got on the front seat with me and the othei three men *at in the rear seat. We went along King <?eoige street to the Oklahoma gate Of the Naval Acad emy grounds, where the sentry held u* up. When told there were officers in the var he let us through and wn took the lower road across College creek up toward the marine ramp. "Sutton and his companion in the rear seat seemed to he very friendly, chatting and laughing most of the time. When we got to within a short distance of the t amp I was told to stop. Adams jumped down from the front seat, and, taking off i his coat and hat, threw them on the. I ground, lie made a rush for Sutton as he and the other two officers got out of the car. The two officers grabbed Sutton by the arms, and I heard Sutton say. 'Oo away, Adams; I don't want any trouble." Told to "Beat It." ' Then one of the officers told me to beat it.* As I turned the car around I saw Adams starting for Sutton again, and heard Sutton say, 'Well, if he wants to fight I will fight him.' Then I went down across the bridge and met Griffith, an other chauffeur, coming back with his automobile." Owens said he did not hear any shots. Lieut. Roelker, who left the service shortly after the tragedy and has not ; since been located, and Lieut. Osterman, i classmates of Sutton, were said to be the ! other two occupants of Owens' car. DEATH OF RICHARD W. TYLER RETIRED ARMY OFFICER DIES AT MOUNT POCONO, PA. Had Distinguished Military Career, Enlisting as a Sharpshooter. Lost Left Arm in Service. Maj. Richard W. Tyler. United States Army, retired, of the firm of Tyler & Rutherford, died this morning at Mount Pocono, Pa.4 A telegram announcing the fact, but with few details, was re 1 ceived at his office this morning.- - Maj. Tyler contracted a heavy cold last Monday night which seriously af fected his kidneys, and later news indi cated that pneumonia was feared. Mrs. Tyler and his son. Richard K. Tyler, were with him when he died. The re mainder of the family has scattered for the summer, his daughters. Mrs. Margaret T. Clark and Mrs. Walter J. Pilling, being at Warrenton. Va.. and Atlantic City, respectively. The body is expected on a la.e train tonight, but no details as to the funeral have yet been announced. Maj. Tyler was born in Wayne county, Mich., January 1, 1842. the son of He man and Mary Knickerbocker Tyler. He enlisted in Berdan's 1st Regiment. Lnlted States Sharpshooters, December M, 1861. and became first sergeant shortly after ward. He was made second lieutenant May 25, 1S64, and first lieutenant Au gust 4, and resigned on account of wounds received November 9, 1864. He accepted a commission as second lieu tenant in the veteran reserve corps No vember 10, became brevet captain for. gallant and meritorious service March 13, lt#K5, and was honorably mustered out January 11, 1867. Brevetted a Major. He was made a first lieutenant of the 44th Infantry in the permanent estab lishment July 28, 1&86, and accepted Oc tober 15, 1806; was unasslgned May 27, ! 1800, and retired, with rank of captain. December 15, 1870. Later, because of his brilliant military record, Maj. Tyler was brevetted major on the retired list April 23. 1904. Maj. Tyler was In charge of the corps which gathered up the bodies of the un known Union dead which now He in the Arlington National cemetery. He was detailed on special duty for the apprehen sion and arrest of J. Wilkes Booth, the murderer of President Lincoln, and after ward was officer of the day at the trial of the assassins. He lost his left arm In the service. Maj. Tyler married Miss Eleanor, daughter of John P. and Margaret Trot ter Leavy of Lexington, Ky., in Febru ary. 1867. and his widow and three chil dren survive him. RESCUES HIS WIFE ANO CHILD HOUSE ALL ABLAZE, EXIT BT STAIRWAYS BLOCKED. So John Lankford Lowers Family to the Ground From Second Story Window. Loud screams for help, followed by the appearance of several companies of the fire department and the police reserves from the eighth precinct, aroused the neighbors of John Lankford. colored, 12X0 V street, this morning about 3 o'clock. But before help arrived Lankford had managed to lower his wife, Charlotte, and his seven-year-old daughter. Jose phine. to the sidewalk from the second floor, using a sheet and a rope. Members of the family were awakened by smoke and the sound of cracking tim bers, and when Lankford went to the front and rear stairways walls of flame blocked his path. Taking a sheet and a piece of rope Lankford lowered his wife and child to the street and then slid down himself. While the rescue was in progress Sergt. Stoll of the eighth police precinct waB hurrying to the scene, and a neighbor of the Lankfords turned in an alarm. When the fire department reached the scene the members of the family were i safe and the neighbors wore active. The I firemen put out the lire after about damage lind been done. The blaze origi nated in a closet under the .-stairs, where Christmas decorations were stored, but how. nobody knows. Two doors wore destroyed, the steps charred and some other woodwork ruined, while the smoke did its usual damage. Lankford hurt his wrist. Claims Plot Is Back ot Charges. ; LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 19.?James H. Mackie. president and general man-i ager of the Coltlir.bus Sporting Goods Company of Columbus. Ohio. Is held under arrest here on charge? of having embezzled from Mrs. J. T. Green, a wealthy resident of Columbus. Mackie de lares the arrest is part of a Plot con cocted by his foes. MACON REAL PEEVISH! Offers to Resign If Proved an Obstructionist. AND RUCKER EGGS HIM ON House of Representatives Does Some Assorted Business Today. BASE BALL FRENZY ALL OVER Hobson Corrects One of His Leading Utterances, and Peppery Arkan san Apologies. legislation ?was halted in the House to day while several of the members en tertained their colleagues and the gal leries with a series of personalities which assumed such proportions that Represent ative Macon of-Arkansas announced his willingness to resign from Congress if the statements affecting him were proven. The personalities were exchanged be tween Representatives Rucker of Colorado and Macon of Arkansas, following a sar castic reference by Ruoker to Mr. Macon's propensity to object to matters of legisla tion. Mr. Ruckcr told a story of a six foot Arkansan, barefooted and seedy, who had worked on his ranch. When he left it was found that the mules had un learned all that had been taught them and only knew the word "whoa," Mr. Macon said the gentleman from Colorado had worked the gas oft his stomach by attacking a colleague for exercising hig right to object to legis lation he opposed. He declared that he always objected intelligently, and fte added that the gentleman from Colo rado had found himself neglected by the newspapers and was trying to get into publicity by attacking a colleague. Harsh Words, The3e. Mr. Rucker retorted that he was un able to understand how Mr. Macon had recognized himself in the description of the Arkansas employe. That persbn was six feet tall, and Mr. Macon if meas ured by his own appraisement of him self would be six feet five. He added that Mr. Macon had daily pronounced himself the watchdog of the Treasury, but that by his objections and delays lie had cost the Treasury more money than all the other men in the House to gether. Mr. Macon replied that If that statement could be substantiated by any respectable number of members of the House he would resign his seat in the House. Mr. Macon was very much in earnest In his remarks. The House cho6e to greet the controversy between the two members rather hilariously. The House, however, having gotten over its base ball spree, returned to its mut tons today, and to take up the deficiency appropriation which it dropped last Fri day, when the members trooped out with joyous shout to man the bleachers. The fi-st thing to come, however, was a mo tion by Mr. Mann of Illinois to suspend the rules and pass an omnibus bill au thorising the construction of bridges and draws across various navigable rivers. Mr. Hard wick of Georgia raised the point that the bill had not been reported from a committee, but Speaker Cannon ruled that, this being "suspension day," it was in order to vacate all rules and poos a manuscript bill if a member was recog nized to make the motion. After some discussion the bill was passed. Hobson Makes Correction, Mr. Hobson of Alabama, rising to a question of personal privilege, corrected a statement he made last February in which Ambassador O'Brien was charged with having advocated the granting to Japanese In San Francisco the right to sell liquor without a license. Mr. Hobson said the ambassadol-'s attitude had been misinterpreted and that the statement was incorrect. Mr. Bartlett of Georgia asked unani mous consent to consider a joint resolu tion directing the President to at once submit to the Beveral states for ratifica tion the proposed Income tax amendment to the Constitution, but objection was made. Representative Smith of Michigan had received a communication from A. S. Glt terman of this city calling attention to the fact that the poundmaster of the District claims to have no funds for the humane disposal of homeless and starv ing cats turned In for destruction by citi zens, and can only dispose of dogs. The writer makes a plea for an appropriation to enable the poundmaster to put an end to the sufferings of stray cats starving on the streets. 'Bab! for the Cat! Mr. Smith caused the letter to be read while the appropriation bill was under consideration, and the lower branch of the American Congress listened to the ap peal for the homeless cat. Mr. Tawney said there is no appropri ation for cats. "There ought to be,'.' said Mr. ?Uuw, "and to take care of cats in the House office building." But the matter was al lowed to drop with that. Mr. Macon of Arkansas arose to correct an injustice which he said he had done Prof. Gore of this city last week by re ferring to him as a "professional exhi bition organizer." He paid Prof. Gore Is not "a professional exhibition organiser,'* and he desired to extend to him an apol ogy for making the statement. Mann on the lob. Mr. Mann of Illinois raised a point of order against the paragraph in the bill providing for the condemnation of the site for the workhouse and reformatory, which led to a long explanation of the necessity for the amendment of the law relating to the purchase of the aite. PBBBY FTTND 18 aBOWIHa. Further Contributions for Woman Who Lost Husband and Sons. The fund for the aid of Mra Perry, the colored woman whose husband and two sons were recently drowned In the East ern branch, is steadily growing. The to tal amount reoeived at The Star otucs to date is $237.75. A few of the carriers from the main office and station G of the post office collected $1185. which was for* warded to The Star. The amount now contributed is: Previously acknowledged, $220.65; lira. E. D. W., 50 cents; N. 1<\, 50 cents; C. W., #1; Mrs. David Warner. $1; Metropolitan Zlon Sunday School, $2; G. D. P., 25 cents; Letter Carriers James R. Mlies, $1.10; James E. Norris, $1: James A. Brown, $1; A. Dee. 50 cents; T. W. Childs, 50 cents: John 8. George, 30 cents; William H. Beverly, 50 cents; T. A. Cox, 50 cents; 11. W. Boles, uO cents; M. F. Jones,* 50 centfi; W. E. Fletcher, 50 cents; Phillip Mulligan, 50 cents; James 11, Coleman, 50 cents; W. H. Cowan, 50 cents; B. V. Fisher. 25 cents; R. A. Jack son, 25 cents; George L. Washingtton. 25 cents; R. B. liters, 25 cents; W. E. C'hoesboro, 25 cents; C. C. Green. 26; C. Butler, 2S cents; Mr. Piper, 25 cents; Wal ter A. Hurt. 25 cents; Everitt Brooks, 25 cents; J. E. Edwards, 25 cents; J. E. Smothers, 2T> cents; T. W. Overton, 25 cents. ? ?? ? ?? ? i ? Atlanta Chinese Caught Gambling. ATDANTA, Ga., July l&.?In a raid on, what is claimed to be the lodge room of< the Chinese Masonic Association the po lice arrested twenty-eight Chinamen who I were found gambling, "hitting the pipe" and drinking. Two were held under bonds of 5500 each on charges of violat ing the prohibition laws. The others were released on bail in the sum of $25 each on minor charges. In a later raid en another Chinese joint two inoro Chi nese were, arrested and held on charges of diforderly condtict. ASK MATERIAL IMPROVEMENTS PROPERTY OWNERS IN SOUTH EAST SUBMIT DEMANDS. Received at District Building by Commissioner Macfarland and the Engineer Commissioner. With the view of bringing about cer tain materia! improvement* in the south east suburban section across the Eastern branch of the Potomac, a delegation of property owners of that locality, repre senting several citizens' associations, was given hearings today by Commissioner Macfarland and Engineer Commissioner Jud6on. The localities represented were Kandlo Highlands. Benning. East Wash ington Heights. Twining City, Garfield and Anacostla. The first proposition taken up was the construction of a thirty-inch water main across the Pennsylvania avenue bridge southeast, through Twining City to Minnesota avenue and thence looping alen^ Minnesota avenue to Benning, connecting at that point with the main from the northeast section. Maj. Jud son promised the delegation his co-opera tion in getting the main across the bridge. D. C. Fountain of the East Washington Heights Citizens' Association stated that a committee of cltlaens will appear before the District committees of tht* Senate and House in behalf of the proposition. Want Roadway Improved. The delegation then requested that tho knoll in the roadway of Pennsylvania avenue immediately west of Branch avenue be cut off and the dirt thus obtained be used In filling the low place in the roadway to the east of the knoll. Maj. Judson, Capt. E. W. Markham and Capt. Kelly, assistant engineer commis sioner, after examining the map and dia gram of Pennsylvania avenue in the iooallty named, said the matter would be taken under consideration. There is only #$5,000 available for the improve ment of this avenue, and Maj. Judson said It would not go very far. Robert F. Bradbury said he voiced the sentiments of all the southeast suburbanites when he said it was the general desire that the Commissioners give consideration to three projects?the improvement of Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Massachusetts avenues from the Eastern branch to the Maryland line. "Open up these arteries." Mr. Brad bury explained, "and the entire section will be greatly benefited." Maj. Judson commended the action of the citisens in concentrating their ef forts and influence upon these important thoroughfares. Capt. Markhain was personally thanked for a number of courtesies he has ex tended to the people of Handle High lands. The delegation then called upon Com missioner Macfarland, who said: "I am pleased to greet you representa tives of the southeast suburbs In the new and magnificent home of the District gov ernment." Site to Be Donated. The matter of erecting a fire house at Randle Highlands, for which Congress has appropriated a sufficient sum. was taken up. Mr. Macfarland said the first thing In order would be the donation of a site for the fire engine house by CoL Arthur E. Randle, who has agreed to give the necessary 7,000 feet of ground. He suggested that Chief Wagner of the fire department be requested to select an available site near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Minnesota avenues, Randle Highlands. After this is done. Mr. Macfarland added. It will be necessary for tne engineer Commissioner to pass upon u*e site from the engineer's standpoint. He assured the representatives there would be no unnecessary delay In con structing the building and equipping the Ore company, once the matter of the site is settled. "The Commissioners are anxious to have as much fire protection as possible," he said. The delegation comprised D. C. Foun tain, J. H. Buscher and Barney Harris, Bast Washington Heights Cttisens* As sociation; Judge William U 8tevens, rep resenting the Bennlng section; W. H. Lewis, representing the Garfield Citisens' Association; C. R. Burr, Anacostia; J. waiter Mitchell, president, and Robert II. Bradbury, vice president. Randle High lands Citisens* Association. CARDINAL NAMED IN WILL | BEQUEATHED *1,000 BT THE LATE MRS. 8. C. MITCHELL. Sam Is to Be Used for Improving St. John's Church at Forest Olen, Md. James Cardinal Gibbons. Archbishop of Baltimore, Is bequeathed $1,000 by the will of Sarah C. Mitchell, dated February 5, 1000. and filed today for probate. It is provided that the money shall be ex pended for the improvement of St. John's Church at Forest GGlen ,Md. Wil liam A. Gordon and Charles E. White are named as executors with power to convert the estate into money. The following bequests are also made: Charles E. White. $1,000; William B. Wilson and Robert Wilson. $800 each; Mrs. Annie Plyer, $300; each of the daughters of Mrs. Plyer. $500; Loula Mitchell; 1500; James A. Windham, 5500; Emma Plyer, $500; Mrs. Ida E. Hurley, $500. The remaining estate is to be divided into four parts and distributed, one to John W. Fling, one to James E. Rabbttt, one to the children of Elleabeth J. Trucks and the fourth to the children of John W. White. Codicil Upsets Bequests. By a codicil, dated January 23, 1903, the bequests to William B. Wileon, Robert Wilson, James A. Windham, Emma Ply er and Ida E. Hurley are revoked. The bequests to Mrs. Plyer and her children are reduced, the mother to receive $200 and each of the children (200. L.ula Mitchell is to have only $100 Instead of |500. The codicil also revokes the devise of the remaining estate. Under its provi sion all the remainder goes to the chit dren of John W. White. CALHOUN ON TRIAL AGAIN. ! San Francisco Traction Magnate Faces More Bribery Charges. SAN FRANCISCO, July 1^-Unless mo, tlons by attorneys for the defense for de lay are granted, the second trial of Pat rick Calhoun, president of the United railroads charged with bribing the board of supervisors to grant an overhead trol ley franchiee to his company, begins to day In Judge William P. Lawlors court. In the first trial, which resulted In a disagreement after it had been under way for five months, the street car presi dent wus charged with offering a bribe to former Supervisor Frederiok Nicholas. Today he goes to trial on an indictment charging him with offering a bribe to former Supervisor John J. Furey. Mr. Calhoun, who has been absent on a deer hunt. Is expected to Teturn today. Francis J. Henev, who conducted the case for the prosecution during the last trial, is in Alaska, and District Attorney Langdon will have charge of the case for | j the people until his return. Will Recover From Bolo Wounds. A cable message was received at the Wrar Department this morning from Gen. Duvall, commanding the tioops in the Philippine*, saying that Lieut. Arthur L. Wilson, 6th Cavalry, is improving and that his recovery is assured. Lieut. Wil eon took pert In the ongsgement which resulted in the extermination of JJklrl and his band of outlaw." He wax wound ed in the neck and arms with boioe. SUICIDE, SAYS CORONER'S JURY JOSEPHINE HARTLEY JUMPED FROM WINDOW. Lived at 211 D Street With Frank Dougherty?He Tells Straight Story of Affair. That deatli was caused by cerebral hemorrliage following a fracture of the skull, the result of jumping from a win dow with suicidal inter.t. was the verdict reported by a Jury today at an inquest over the body of Josephine Hartley. The young woman lived at 211 P street with Frank Dougherty and yesterday morning her body was found in the areaway be neath the third-story window from where she Jumped or fell. The woman, whosr maiden name was Donohue, married William Hartley about fourteen years ago, leaving him about four years ago. She had been an in mate of the House of the Good Shepherd early In life. Hartley. Detective Cox ?a-< told, met the woman In a questionable re sort and married her. Mrs. Hartley was familiarly kn^wn to her friends as Pearl, otily her most inti mate friends knowing of her identity. At the D street house, where Frank Dough erty and the woman lived, tne couple were looked upon as husband and wife. About 4 o'clock yesterday morning Dougherty missed his companion and started an investigation. The body of the woman was found in the areaway. It was stated at the Inquest that the odor of liquor was detected when the autopsy was performed. Dougherty made a statement to the police, and several boarders in the house gave testimony about the couple. None of them had ever heard Dougherty say an unkind word to the woman, nor had they ever heard her say anything about taking her life. TO SUPPRESS OPIUM TRAFFIC STATE DEPARTMENT SEEXING CO-OPERATION. Hopes That a Conference at The Hague Will Result in Combined Action of the Powers. International co-operation for the sup pression of the traffic in opium as well as of cocaine and other habit-forming drugs is being sought by the State Pe partment. It is hoped that a conference will be held at The Hague to consider the ques tion of placing the entire production, manufacture and traffic Xti opium under such international control as will lead to the extinction of Its use except for medicinal purposes. A program for the conference is now being prepared by Hamilton Wright and other members of the opium commission, which recently met at Shanghai. Legislation also Is be ing prepared at the State Department, which, if enacted, will place the manu facture of and Interstate traffic in habit, forming drugs in the United States under the Inspection, at least, of the bureau of internal revenue. It is pointed out that judging from statements and editorials in the public press apparently some misapprehension exists as to the objects and accomplish ments of the Shanghai commission. The work of that body was one of inquiry only, with directions to study the opium problem and to report as to the best and most feasible means for solving it. That the evil should be suppressed was the unanimous view of the delegates. Da SHIPPS CHARGES SCOUTED ALLEGED GRAFT IN CONNEC TION WITH MESSINA RELIEF. Red Cross Society Says That Italians Did Not Hare Handling of the Money. Renewed charges of graft in connection with the Messina earthquake relief fund have been made by. Dr. Benjamin Shipp. a lecturer at the National Academy of Sciences, in Philadelphia. Dr. Sliipp has Just returned to Philadelphia from Italy. He says that fully half of the funds sent by Americans and turned over to the Italian government never reached the sufferers, and that some of it stuck to the hands of each of the officials through whom it passed. Nearly all of the relief money donated in this country antd all ofthat appropri ated by Congress, passed through the hands of the American Red Cross, and ft wu said at the offices of the national so ciety in the War Department today that the charges of Dr. Shipp were manifestly absurd, as none of the money was turned over to the Italian government. Charles Magee, the secretary, said that the American relief committee, headed by Ambassador Lloyd C. Griscom in Rome, had the disbursing of all the funds. The Italian government was consulted at the start as to the most desirable form of re lief and advised the purchase of lumber in America and the erection of houses with it. The lumber was purchased and tjie houses were erected by the Red Cross and the Italian government did not have the handling of any part of this fund. "ARRIVES" ON THE RUN. Rwano Trombone's Friend Chased by Fire Lions. NAIVSHA, British Bast Africa, July 19. ?"Leslie A. Tarlton of Nalroba, who ac companied the Roosevelt expedition to the 8otfk country, arrived here last night He was chased into the town by five Hons, the district having been invaded by many of these animals. It is -probable that the Roosevelt party Will arrive here from its shooting tour July 27. Further Shocks in Greece. ATHENS, July 19.?Further earth were felt today at Analalva and . ? phborlng region, but no casualties -o reported. American Horses in Dead Heat. LEICESTER, July 19.?The Wigston maiden two-year-old plate of 103 sov ereigns, distance five furlongs, was won today by Phantasm. James R. Keene's Coronel and August Belmont's Fond Memories ran a dead h^at for second place. Ten horses started. World's Record With Rifle. BI8LEY, England. July 19.?Walter Wlnans, the American horseman and re volver shot, broke the World's record at the running deer target during the rifle shooting competition here today. Mr. Winans during the Olympi games last ye^r broke the world's record at shooting at a moving target. Vanderbilt's Horse Second. PARI8. July 19.?W. K. Vanderbilt's Ripolln finished second in the prix Fourire at Maison Laffltte today. Strike Stops Illustrations. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 19 -For two days no newspaper in San Francisco has been printed with any cuts. No <.ut is allowed even in the advertising columns. This is a result of a strike of zinc etchers, which began three weeks ago. Personal Mention. Mr. F.ennett F. Connor left Saturday on his vacation of several weeks, whicft he will spend In Atlantic City. New York, Borton and Portland, Me HEAR THOSE MINORS? That's the Harmony Tariff Chorus, Led by Taft. AND THEY DO SING GRAND But Discord Threatens From the Anti-Free-Raw Class. PRESIDENT HOT A BIT WORBIED j Has Great Hopes of a Really, Truly Republican Revenue Measure That Will Suit All. I President Taft went ahead today '.in ; 'nt? up the republican forces of Con j gresg for a republican tariff bill. Already leaders talk in dulcet ton*-* ? ?f harmony in th* ranks of the gr.?;ui old party, a concord that will make .1! republican* accept t.he report of rim I conferees and put the bill before tile I country an a strictly republican meas ure. passed by republican votes aim signed, without objection, by a repub II can President. Representative Dwight <>i Xew York, xepublican whip of tiic House, Is giving voice to this pleaear.i thought. And he is doing so, too, after a talk with the head of the party, the occupant of the White House. Mr. Dwight and Speaker Cannon were with the President over half an Ttdur this morning. Mr. Dwight walked out with harmony sticking out all over him. The Speaker walked out with a badly crumpled cigar in his moufh. He tried to light It. but the miction had all gon* to pieces. "A bill will be reported by the con ferees and passed by republican votes. It will not be objectionable to the Presi dent." said Mr. Dwight, who looked radiantly pleased with the general out look. "Harmony" to Do It All. Mr. Dwight was asked how It wa? pro posed to bring the "Insurgents" Into line. The solution ho proposed was "har mony." He was sanguine, too, about an eaily completion of the work of making a tar iff bill. He said he believed the bill would be reported by the conferees at the end of this week. From an executive office view, too, it looks as If everything waa moving smoothly in the House. Leading House members dropped in on the President through the day to encourage him with expressions of good will and support, tend the comparatively few soreheads In tnat body appear to be having their injured feelings successfully treated by Drs. Cannon. Payne and Dwight. Representatives Esch of Wisconsin. Town send of Michigan and Wilson of Illinois were among the House members who threw bouquets at the President to day. They told him that information reaching them from their districts Is that the people applaud his tariff attitude. But while the House republicans are being whipped and cajoled Into line by the leaders, the Senate and its unanimous consent are giving some concern. The "insurgents" there promise to become the regulars and the regulars the "Insuf-. gents." It will require the greatest tact on the part of the President to bring into line some of the ultra-high protectionists like Senator Scott, from the east, and others from the west who are fighting free hides. Senator Crane of Massachusetts, who has the reputation of being a wrinkle smooth er and a creaking joint lubricator, spent some time with the President today. His state is yelling loudiy for free hides, and if he can aid the President to straighten out existing corrugations in the Senate he will be entitled to the permanent title of king of the wrinkle adjusters. Senator Crane, who was in conference with the President and Attorney Oeneral Wicker sham for nearly an hour, hurried away to the Senate to begin his operations. The conference In which he took part related largely to the corporation tax bill as it has been redrafted by the Attorney Oeneral. The President went over the redraft with the Attorney Gen eral and the Massachusetts senator. Mr. Wickersham went from the White House to the Capitol to lay the document be fore the conferees. Backpatters' Parade. Senators Gamble and Crawford of South Dakota joined in the continued procession of backpatters today. They told the President they would stand by him and that his attLude had won the good opinion of the country, especially of the west. They thought that things will work out in the Senate to the sat isfaction of the President. It has been noticeable that few of the "Insurgent" senators appeared around the White House for weeks, but they are be ginning to fall into line. From Madison, Wis., to which place he went laM week. Senator La Follette has given out an in terview expressing pleasure at the atti tude of the Pres.dent. Senator Burkett and Senator Dolllver have seen the President in the last few days and the other insurgents are due In the next day or so. On the question of adjournment, Rep resentative Hill does not look upon the prospects as so good. "Will Congress adjourn by Saturday?" the Connecticut man was asked, as he went away from the White House toda.\. "Yes, some Saturday; but not this one. The weather is too good for adjournment that soon." Some Anti-Free-Raws. 1 Reports reaching the White Howe to day were that there 1b a solid line-up of flfty-one senators who will oppose free hides and who will recommit the confer ence report to the conferees rather than submit to this. The authority was pretty Air. The President is expected to confer during this afternoon with a large dele gation of the anti-free raw material ele ment of the Senate, consisting of Senators Elkins, who wants protection for coal and Iron ore; Warren, who wants coal and hides looked after; Piles, standing for stiff duties for lumber and coal; Smith of Michigan, for Iron ore; Curtis of KanEas, for a duty on hides. When the President gets through talk ing with them he will understand more thoroughly how strong the sentiment in in the Senate for protection for raw ma terials and how much /llAculty he Is go ing to have in the upper house In getting the votes to put through a downward re vision bill. Having placated one bunoh of 1 ' insurgents" he will ascertain what he will have to do with another that Ik looming up big Want Taft as Guest. A committee representing the Business Men's league of St. Louis and the Lake to-the-Gulf Deep Waterway Association called on the President today to Invite him to take a trip down the Mississippi river, from St. Louis to New Orleans, while lie Is In the west. The ex-Beore tary John W. Noble, William K. Kav anaugh, president of the Deep Waterways Association; Feet us J. Wade, Lieut. Go*. J. F. Gmellch, J. L. Habler and Arthur M. 8aRer. They were accompanied to the White House by Secretary NagH Senator Warner, Representatives Rati tholdt. Coudrey and Rodenberg. The President said that if the csmmlttee could tit the date for this trip Into his itinerary, as made up, he would be ?i ^ to accept the invitation. Representatives Ellis and Hawley of Oregon discussed with the President the stops he will make in that state, ttrsina him to stop at as many places as noWl Se .rT?ey "" 8""n Representative Each of Wisconsin sab** the president to visit points m that SUte At dinner Sunday evening the President v-l'W Representative and Mi" Nicholas Longworth. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Gen. Clarence B. Edwards Cant i ^. Butt and Mr. Walllngford of C?ncia nati, brother-in-law of Mr.