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W1TB SUNDAY MOR1HHO EDIHOB. Ofic*. 11th St. ud PwasylranU A The Evening Star Newspaper Company, XaxopMo Ollc*: S Begant St., London. r?ylud. New York OSce: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: Firtt National Bank Inlliing. The E.enlnc Star, with the Sunday morning edition. Is ileltTered l.j carriers within the city ?t .V> vents p?r month. Orders may he went hy nail or telephone Main 24W Coll-etkm Is made by carrier at the end of each month. By mail, postage prepair! Dalit. Sunday included, one month. 60 rest*. Dally. S-jn<lav excepted, one month. SO cent*. aatorday Star, fl year. Sun.J ay Star, $1.50 yeafc Weather. Fair weather and moderate temperature tonight and Wed nesday. No. 17,830. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1909-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. Mi.MS ARE REPULSED Spanish Troops Victors in Melilia. VALOR Mouth of NIGHT Two ~ Thousand Europeans Resist ! Assault of 6.000 Horsemen. Many Casualties. MKLILLA, Morocco. July 20.?The at tack by Moorish tribesmen, mads on the Spanish forces here last Saturdav after noon, was executed under cover of a feint on the front, against the Spanish Hank. The first charge was repulsed. In the evening a more violent assault was made, for the purpose of capturing the Spanish battery. The Moors displayed great courage and frkillful tactics. They rushed In in small squads. Many tribesmen succeeded in breaking through the barbed wlro entrenchments. , There they fell at the mouths of the cannonr after hand to hand fighting. It was 3 o'clock Sunday morning when the Moors finally retired. The Moors numbered ti.Oun while the French and i Spanish force was composed of 2.<X>0 men. Gen. Marina, commander of the Span ish force in Morocco, was in the thick of the struggle encouraging his men, who fought heroically. Capt. Gullloche and i Maj. Royal both were killed while de fending a battery. The Moors bore off several bodies with the intention of burning them. The Spanlurds made a sortie and recaptured the bodies. Spain to Hurry Troops to Scene. MADRID, July JO.?King Alfonso and Premier Maura are returning In haste to the capital from San Sebastian, ir> con nection with the sending of reinforce ments to Melilia. where heavy fighting i as been going on between the Moora and Spaniards-. The Spanish government is exercising tft" strictest censorship over telegrams from Melilia. and ^ilso the outgoing press dspatches relating to the situation in Morocco. Dispatches from Melilia give an account of a severe ennagement fought Saturday and Sunday between the Spanish troops and the Moorish tribesmen. It was the most serious which has yet been fought. At 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon the Moors began to gather on the hills sur rounding the Spanish camp outside Me lilia. On a signal being given by means of a red flag as they advanced. Gen. Ma lirut sent forward a company of native police, supported by a second company from the disciplinary brigade. At this moment a body of more than 1.UOO mounted Moors rushed on the camp and tried to capture one of the outlying positions at Atalyon. This was defended by a lieutenant with sixty men. Spaniards Fall Back. In spite of the enormous numerical su periority of the attacking force the de tachment defended its position in a he roic fashion. The force had, however, finally to fall back. Meanwhile the Spanish artillery had been brought up and opened a terrible fire on the enemy, causing great loss. In spite of this the enemy continued to ad \ance and a tremendous fusillade was kept uu all alont; the Spanish line. By a skillful movement the Moors at tempted to turn the Spanish flank and capture the guns, but at this moment a fresh reinforcement arrived from Melilia and defeated them. At 8 o'clock In the < veiling the battle w as still raging with the greatest intensity, especially in the neighborhood oi the North African rail v ay lines. Trains were kept going. however, bring ng fresh troops and ammunition, and t'.:e buttle went on through the whole night, . lid Sunday morning was still raging. T! e losses of the Moors ar<- enormous, l?nt those <-?f the Spaniards are also great. \rnong the officers killed are Lieut. Col. < '(-hallos. Ma.i. Arrozo and Capt. Ibaehe. % The ?-.\ael loss on the Spanish side is yet known. Dispatches indicate it is j much his:her than at the last engagement. I Moorish tribes friendly to Spain did not | lake part, but fled to La Resting and ! Mar Chi>.a. "Down With War,'' Cried. | HARCELONIA. July "JO.?During the embarkation today of fresh troops to re ' force the Spanish soldiers at Melilia the people paraded through the streets shouting, "I>own with the war!'' The profession was dispersed by the police after many arrests had been made. GETS DISCARDED SKIN. Oregon Man's Face Fatehed From * Amputated Leg. PORTLAND. Ore., July 20.?A peculiar . as< of skin grafting performed at a local hospital has just lieramv public. George A. Stockdem, suffering from ter rible burns about th? head, has been in a critical condition for several weeks. Re ? ?ently a patient was brought to the hot- j pital suffering from an accident ot such I character that amputation of one of his! Jegs was necessary. After the amputa- > uon the surgeons transferred portions of | the *.kln of the amputated leg to Stock-j dern's face. * | Stockdem is now w?-ll on the road to re-: eovery. RUN OVER AND ABANDONED. I Girl May Die as Result of Chauf feur's Treatment. CHICAGO. July 20.?Run over and both If." s crushed by a speedirg automobile, lifted into the car by the chauffeur, who P'oin sed a crowd of angry citizens to take his victim to her home, and then abandoned on a lonely roadside, was the experience yesterday of Hulda Soltwedel. a sixteen-year-old school girl of Ham mond. As a result of her injuries and the sub sequent treatment nt the hands of the chauffeur the g'rls condition is so seri ous that her physic ans say she may die. The Hammond and Chicago poltce meanwhile are searching for the driver of the machine. Two-Day Battle at TRIBESMEN SHOW Charge Madly to Die at Big Guns. FIGHT THROUGHOUT BILLBOARD WAR IS OH Commissioner West Against Any More Permits. TO REVOKE LICENSES ALSO Judson Agrees With Colleague. That Settles It. SIGN HEN TO CONCILIATE J. E. Shoemaker Offers to Point Out ?Signs in Vicinity of Union Station. Xo more billboards In the National Cap ital. Permits for add'tional advertising fences and for the renting of advertising on walls of buildings will be refused in the future if u motion made by Commissioner West today is approved by Ills colleagues on the board of District Commissioners. lSnglneer Commissioner Judsor* has an nounced that he will support such a mo tion. and that indicates that the die is cast against the billboards. But the move against the marring of the city's beauty by an over abundance of advertising signs is to go even further. Besides recommending that the Com missioners decline to issue any more per mits for billboards or for signs on walls of houses. Commissioner West further suggests that the corporation counsel de termine the power of the Commissioners to revoke petmlts for such signs already issued. This is also expected to be ap proved by the District board. Action Taken This Morning. Foreseeing the sightliness of the city seriously marred by Innumerable and variegated signs. Commissioner West de termined on this action this morning after investigating the number of per mits for signs issued recently by the Commissioners t.nd after an inspection trip around the city. He found from the records, he an nounced to<Jay. that in the last six months the Commissioners have issued permits for th? covering of 182 walls of houses with advertisements and for the erec.ion of fifty-six fences for huge display posters. This means that every day one wall in the District in the past half year has been covered with good worda for food, clothing or patent medi cines. and that a new billboard has been constructed every three days. Besides : hat, he declared, his desk is covered with applications for further signs. West and Judson Tour City. Testerday afternoon Commissioner Wefil and Engineer Commissioner Jud son went out on an inspection ? trip around the city. In the vicinity of the Union station special attention was given to the advertising signs, and it was found that there are about twelve houses facing the terminal that are covered with advertisements. Steps have already been taken by the Commission ers to have the billboards in that vi- ; cinity removed and others prohibited, J and Corporation Counsel E. II. Thomas will now be" asked to determine the power of the Commissioners to revoke permits for painting advertisements on walls, with the ultimate object of wip ing out the signs near the Union station and the plaza. Many letters have reached Commissioner West commending his activity ugalnst bill boards In the National Capital. One from a prominent business man says that he once heard a lecture on the billboards of Washington at a distant city, and that at Its conclusion he really felt ashamed of the city. On 182 Walls and 56 Fences. Commissioner West's motion to the Board of Commissioners affecting the granting of further permits for billpost Ing Is: ? "An examination of the records shows that from January 1 to July 15 of the cur rent year the Commissioners have grant- | ed permits to paint advertisements upon lS'J walls of houses and to allow the erec tion of flfty-slx fences for biilposting pur poses. In addition to this, there are now pending before the Commissioners ap plications for permits for live additional fences and for live additional walls of various premises. At the rate applica tions for these permits have been re ceived the time will not be far distant when the sightliness of the-city will be seriously marred by innumerable varie gated signs. ' "It seems to me. therefore, that the ; time has arrived when the Commissioners 4 an, in the exercise of a wise discretion. , decline to issue any more permits, either for billboards or for signs upon the walls of houses, and I move that all such appli cations upon which action lias not been taken or for which formal orders have not yet bevti issued, be not acted upon. "I"further move that the corporation counsel be directed to ad\lse the Commis sioners as to tneir power to revoke such j permits for such billboards and signs as in their Judgment ought no longer to be maintained." J. E. Shoemaker Conciliatory. Commissioner West was called upon this morning by J. K. Shoemaker, presi dent of the Washington Bill Posting Com. p*ny, who stated that notwithstanding the fact that the large billboard at Mas sachusetts avenue and North Capitol street was in existence prior to the erec tion of the Union station, he would will ingly agree to have It removed at once, and that also all advertisements upon * alls which his company has placed upon houses fronting the Union station would hf< nainled out. Mr. Shoemaker stated, that the compe tition between the firms that erect billboards and paint signs hart been very keen, and that this ac counted for the large lnerea.se in the ap plications for permit-, but his company had deliberately retused to enter Into contract for the paindng of a large num ber of these signs, believing that If the work was overdone public sentiment would be aroused against It. REFRIGERATING CAR BRINE. Railways Think They Have Means "to Stop Drip Drainage. CHICAGO, July 20.?Railroad mechanic al officials and engineers now believe that they have found a solution to the prob lem how to take care of the br?? drip pings from refrigerator cars, which, through Its corrosive effect on steel and iron has caused Incalculable damage to bridges, signals. Interlocking and track structures. One road, which made some calculations bearing on this problem, found that the damage amounted to over |400 per mile during a year. It is now proposed to make the cars drip tight, and to remove the brine only at Icing stations, on ar average of miles apart. It has not been ascertained whether this plan will work in hot weather. LETTING THE OLD CAT DIE. National Purity Paper Bottle VCompany Loses $11,000. (oCATED AT 336 K ST. S.W. Paraffin Tank Caught Fire Early This Morning. ? ' m explosion came quickly Employes Couldn't Put It Out. Panic Among Nearby Residents Adds to Excitement. Fire destroyed the contents of the fac tory of the National Purity Paper Bottlo Company, at the rear of SMi K street southwest, this morning about 3.^ o'clock, causing a loss of about 510,000 to the machinery and stock and Jl.OtW to the building.- .. ,, A leaky paraffin tank was responsible j for the ftre. Two men were at work in j the factory when the paraffin caug.it ic | sind exploded. They made an effort to extinguish the blaze, but it spread so quickly that they were unable to succeed. , John Green well and Joseph Punigan ; were the young men who composed the night shift, going on duty at 7 o'clock to i work until 7 o'clock this morning. They were on the lower floor of the building , working on the machinery where the tops I of the bottles are made, the extra work j having been necessitated by ltl? j of se"eral big orders from New \ork Or the bottles:. The two workmen were only , a short distance from th^panI??1"c and when the leak occurred and the bla-ie > started they had to jump pretty quicklj. Explosion Comes Quickly. \n explosion occurred a few seconds , after the paraffin ignited, and the two - men turned their attention in the direc tion of the tank, doing what they could to prevent the spreading of the lire. Their task was a hopeless one, however, and they soon realized that It was absolutely necesBary to call the fire department for assistance. The bright blaze and clouds of dense smoke aroused many persons I living In the vicinity of the plant, some of them becoming so greatly alarmed i that they gathered their more valuable assets and miade preparations for a hasty exit. Several companies of the fire d^part j ment and the police reserves from the I fourth precinct made prompt responses I to an alarm that was sounded from i box 453, arid a f-.w minutes later the j firemen were sending wa er from se\ - ? eral streams into the two-storj, bri k ! structure. Flames came from the win dows on all sides of the building.and while neighbors fcared the flre would get beyond control of the firemen, the ^ latter felt certain there was no sucn dan ger. Thev had it under control in a ] i short while and it was soon extln-1 guished. but not until the machinery and much of the stock In th?* building 1 had been ruined. Covered by Insurance. Charles B. Mar hinson. owner of the plant, reached the building about two hours after the fire had been extin guished. The loss occasioned by the blaze is covered by Insurance and as soon as that has been adjusted the work i of restoring machinery and sunk will begin. Waiters Fight; One Is Dead. SAVANNAH, Ga.. July JU.-One nesro ?s dead, another dying and at least three others are badly wounded as the result of a light In which waiters in a negro amusement hall at Lincoln Park, a negro j | reeort near here, were chief actors last , n eht The dead negro is unknown. A . rifle ball was ?hot into his ^ead^nd lw | :?Sn? ? ah? in .Cbffw.th a rifle j | and "a dylng at h s home. and ramors were used In the melet. Ai number of arrests were made. STRIKE QUIETS DOWN % - ' Some Men Return to Work at i Car Company's Plant. MALCONTENTS MEET TODAY - Hearing on Biot Injunction Conies This Afternoon. BACK BENT POINT AT ISSUE Men Charge Concern With Greed in Collecting Monthly Stipend With Plant Shut Down. PITTSBURG, July 20.?The strike sit uation at both the Pressed Steel Car j Company's plant at McKe.es Rocks and ? the Standard steel car plant at Butler Is j quiet today. j At the McKees Rocks plant it is report ed that several additional men have re turned to work. Among the men said to have gone to work today were fifty elec trical employe? who are wiring the new Hudson river tunnel cars.' It Is reported that they have only six more ears to wire to complete the order. The strikers held ^mother large meeting this morning for the: purpo.se of electing I a permanent union organization. Hear ! ing the application of the Public Dc I fens* 'Association of Allegheny County ! \ tor al double injunction restraining the| ; Pressed Steel Car Company and the i ' strikers from acts calculated to prolong ! the strike will come up before Judges , Thomas J. Ford and Marshall Brown in ; common pleas court this afternoon, and pending the decision nu change In the situation is expected. At the Standard Steel Car Company's plant at Butler it Is stated that a settlement may be effected soon. During the day writs of habeas cor pus for the release of the prisoners ar i rented there will be argued before Judge Galbreath. Think They'll Go Back. The strikers at the Standard steel car piant hold a mass meeting two miles from Lyndoia this forenoon, at which ' they ratified a plan to return to work lor tho former scale of .wages, provided the company would reduco the rate of back rent payments from 20 to 10. per cent, j According to the str.kers, the company j charged them rent for their dwellings during the several months the piant was ; closed down. In some Instances this amounted to I $100, with the average about As! nearly 1,000 men occupied company 1 houses, the latter, it is said, lias been j subtracting each pay day from the wages a sum equal to 2?? per rent, say the men, ; which they declare is too much. Feeling Is Still Intense. There are still mutterlngs of resent ment ? heard toward the state constabu i lary on account of the shooting of one of the strikers Sunday, and as the sa loons at Butler have been reopened trou ble may result. The sheriff received word from Oov. Stuart today ttiat the matter of keeping the state troopers' there would depend wholly upon his word. Concerning the reducine of the rate of arrearage rent payments Attorney W. D. Brandon, for the company, declared later that this ?oukl be amicably settled and that the strikers could pjepare to carry out their rwirt of the agreement, as the only men who would be charged a higher rate w?uld be the ones that liad rroDared to leave the district 'Tis International Now! Instead of appealing to the State De* | partment in an effort to adjust the dlf i ferences between their striking country I men at McKees Rock,_ Pa., and the i Pressed Steel Car Company, the Austrian ; Hungary consular officers are to take up the subject with the Pennsylvania state ! officials. Information was received today at the Austria-Hungarian embassy here ! that Baron von Born?misza. consul at ! Pittsburg, will go Immediately to Harris ' burg for a conference with the governor of the state In hope of doing something to relieve the situation. Officials at the 1 embassy do not contemplate being called i upon to take up the consideration of the Ktrike with Secretary Knox. NO MORE DAYLIGHT Washington Content to Jog Along in Same Old Way. DOESN'T TAKE TO NOTION Innovation Does Not Seem Necessary to Business Men. NAIL IN WHEEL OF PROGRESS; Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce Agreed to Allow Old Clock to Say What Time It Is. Washington business men do not want to save daylight. The proposition to have the hands of the clock in summer time indicate that it is 9 o'clock when. In reality, it is only 8 o'clock does not meet with favor In their eyes. The National! Capital has been strug gling along under standard sun time in the summer time for a good many years, in the opinion of its conservative busi ness, leaders. They have decided that the city can continue to do the same In the future. Members of the two trade bodies?the Board of Trade and the Chamber of Coal men e?havo decided they can save trou ble by not saving daylight by fooling with the hands of the city's clocks Mav 1 and October 1. They have so notified Com missioner Macfarland. Proposal Knocked in Head. When the president of the board of District Commissioners received a sug gestion from the National Daylight As sociation of Cincinnati that the hands of the clocks iri Washington be turned for ward an hour May 1 and turned back an hour October 1. as will be done In Cincinnati next summer, he referred the question to the two commercial organi zations for expression of opinion as to whethac a municipal regulation along that line should be adopted for the Dis trict of Columbia. Since the boom first landed in the Na tional Capital, through the aid of the Cir cinnati organization, it has been a con tinuous candidate for a home, for the friendless. It has discovered that, so far as it Is concerned, the business men of Washington are frigid and dis.ant. Not a letter, not even a postal card, has bcetv written to District officials in its behaif. Commissioner Macfarland has deter mined to reply to the National Daylight Assocla.lon of Cincinnati that he dots not consider it advisable to suggest?as the association desired?the adoption of a law here, similar to the Cincinnati ordinance, for "more daylight." He will state that the expression of public opinion made in response to his request is not favorable to such action. Nothing Doing in Daylight. Pointing out that the Board of Trade and the Chamber of Commerce are rep resentative of the public opinion of the District of Columbia. Commissioner Mac farland will tell the National Daylight Association that he has been notified by the presidents of the two trade bodies that their executive committees, after careful consideration of the matter, have reached the conclusion that it would be inadvisable to advocate the adoption of any legislation providing for a change in "the time of the District of Columbia. Commissioner Macfarland said this morning that not a single person had written him in favor of the proposition, but that a number of communications op posed to the plan had been received by him. Beyond securing an expression of public opinion, he said, he himself has taken no part in the matter. Ask Segregation of Postal Clerks. LiOCJCHART, Tex? July 'JO.-That the white and negro postal clerks be segrat ed Is asked In a petition being circulated among the day white clerks in this dis trict whi<"h will be presented to the post master general. It is recommended that the colored clerks be assigned to one sec tion of the country and the whites to another, or to separate lines of work. BIG BLAZE AT ORANGE ( Virginia Town Suffers Loss of; $75,000. BROKE OUT AT 5 A.M. TODAY Aid Started From Charlottesville, ' But Turned Back. PITTSBUBG HAS COSTLY FIBE i Masontown, W. Va., Also Sustains Loss of $300,000, Heaviest in Its History. Spccial r?Up?tcb to The Star. RICHMOND, Va., July 20.-For the sec !ond time within nine months Orangi Court House was visited today by a disas trous fire which played havoc In the busi- I ness section of the town. ; The fire occurred about 5 o'clock this morning In Cook's blacksmith shop. A strong wind was blowing and soon tue 1 whole block along Railroad avenue was In flames. Shortly after 7 o'clock the fir.; was under control due to the active ef- J forts of bucket brigades and a supply of ; water obtained from the railroad engines?. ^ The Charlottesville Are department started for the scene, but was stopped at Profflt. i Property Destroyed. The property destroyed included the j Piedmont Hotel, the Star building, con- I talning storerooms and a printing esiab- ' lishment; Mcintosh's grocery, tox's liv- i ery, L. J. Martin's grocery store and dwelling, the plant of the A. T. Grasty Lumber Company, the depot, used jointly by the Southern and Chesapeake and Ohio railways, and Cook's blacksmith shop. The total loss will be $75,000, with com paratively light insurance. * In the fire last November, which was checked by the Charlottesville lire de partment, two blocks were destroyed. On j that occasion I- J. Martin lost his home, i Today his store and homo were wiped j out. Pittsburg Has Spectacular Blaze. PITTSBURG, July 20.? A spectacular fire which cHd about 175.000 damuge broke out early today in the four-story bricK building at 520 Federal street. North Side, occupied by the Kirby Shoe Company. The flames started in the basement of the Kirby building and soon communi cated through the other floors to the roof, illuminating the entire business sec tion. The Star Theater building, adjoin ing, was soon afire, and the eight-story building of the Real Estate Savings and Trust Company, at 518 Federal street, was threatened. At times the flames soared 100 feet into the air. Before the fire was under con- I I trol the Kirby building was almost com- 1 pletely destroyed and the Star Theater j was badly damaged. Loss of $300,000. MASONTOWN, W. Va.. July 20.?The most disastrous fire in the history of tills place broke out in L. H. Miller's ? department store on Main street about 2 j o'clock this morning. Before the flames were controlled the Hotel Altman and the Fanstpn and Adams blocks were de stroyed, entailing a loss estimated at $300,000. The heaviest losses sustained were: Hotel Altman, $125,000; Henry L. Hersh tield, clothier. $10,000; Charles Rlchey, furniture dealer. $15,000; L. H. Miller, de partment store. .<8,000. Among the build ings burned out were First National Bank, Tri-State Telephone Company's ex clrange. F. M. Golley, undertaker; J. A. Sterling, department store; F. S. Haw kins, photographer; R. J. Anderson, hab erdasher. and Charles Gordon, restaurant. The origin of the blaze has not yet been determined. % Director of Company That Bonded i Him. NEW ORLEANS, July 20.?Wyatt II. Ingram's exposure hs a defaulting officer of the Hibernia flank and Trust Company has 'brought to light the fact that he was a director of the company which bonded him. I Jersey Lawyer Dead. CAMDEN, N. J., July 20.?James H. Carpenter, one of the best known law yers In southern New Jersey, died at his home here yesterday of uremia. ? Mr. Carpenter, was sixty years old, and was married. He was a son of the late Thomas P. Carpenter, who was for many years a judge of the New Jersey fsupjeme court. Bailway Strike in Korea. SEOUL, Juiy 20.?The Korean employes of the electrical street railway system in Seoul went on strike today. The prop erty was recently transferred by the Americun company which built the lines to a Japanese syndicate. The strikers threaten to storm the offices of the syndi cate, and are only held back by a strong force of gendarmes. Giving Away His Last Million. CHICAGO. July 20.?Dr. Daniel K. Pearson yesterday announced that within a few days he will send his check for $50,000 to the City Missionary Society of Chicago. This is in line with his an nouncement made some time ago that lie would give his last million dollars to in stitutions of Chicago. Ito to Head the Privy Council. TOKIO, July 20.?Prince Ito, who has just returned from Korea, will preside tomorrow for the first time at a meet ing of the privy council of which he was recently appointed president by the em peror. There is reason to believe that\ the questions between Japan and China, which are causing increased tension, wiU receive the first consideration of Prince ito and the council. Entertained 10,000 Children. ATCHISON. Kan., July 20.?Bailie P. Waggener celebrated his sixty-second birthday yesterday by entertaining lO.'tOO children of this city and Atchison county at Forest Park. It was his tenth annual free picnic for the youngsters, and cost him about $.1,000.* The streets were dec orated with flags and bunting, and count ing the grownups there were 15,000 vis itors in the city. Denies That He Made Admis sions to Mrs. Hugh Parker, Sister of Sutton. RECOLLECTION FAILS REGARDING INTERVIEW Osterman, on Stand, Repeats Fellow Officer's Story. SAYS SUTTON WAS DISLIKED Tells of Incident When Man. After ward Slain, Shot Up Camp. Boelker Prostrated by Shot. Special Dispatch to Thf Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. July S).?Opening with dramatic possibilities this morning, the Sutton inquiry closed Its morning ses sion without the development of anything in the least way vital to the main point at issue. Lieut. Robert Adams, the first witness, who occupied the stand throughout yes terday's sessions, was recalled this morn ing and rigidly cross-examined by Henry E. Davis, v. ho is conducting the case for the Sutton family. When Adams was ex cused he was followed by Lieut. Oster man, the man who fought with Sutton the night that the latter died. For days prior to the opening of tho second inquiry into the death of Lieut. James X. Sutton, whom the first court of Inquiry declared a suicide, all day yes terday and last night rumors of sen sational developments to come have flown thick and fast. Most of these rumors came from sources close to the Buttons. Adams Quizzed as to Interview. Ireat stress was laid upon the facts that were to he brought out when Adam.-* should be questioned concerning the in terview he had with Mrs. Hugh Parker, sister of Sutton, who, after his death, came to Annapolis from the west witii the determination to get at the truth concerning his death, interrogated every body connected with the affair and went away with most of the evidence upon which the Sutton lawyers based their finally successful appeal .for a reopening of the case. Today Attorney Davis went after Adams on the subject of that interview. He got nothing but a downright denial fron* Adams that he had ever discussed wltii Mrs. Parker the events that happened on the night of ihe killing. Adams admitted having talked witii Mrs. Parker, lie said he went to her room In Carvel Hall and had a long in terview. Emphatically, he asserted, that, the only subject under discussion during the interview had to do with Sutton's personality and the causes of his alleged unpopularity wi.h his fellow-officers. Mr. Davis asked Adams a number of questions regarding statemen.s he is alleged to have made to Mrs. Parker re garding the shooting and the events that immediately led up to it. But Adams stood firm in his original declara tion that he had told Mrs. Parker at the beginning of their interview that he would not discuss the affair with her and that if she wanted his version of It she must be satisfied with his tes i mony before the first court, which was in her possession. It was at this point that Mr. Davis an nounced that he was through with Ins cross-examination of Adams, adding that, he had not read over Adams' testimony of yesterday, lie wished, therefore, to reserve the right to again question Adams regarding his statements before the pres ent court. Sutton'6 Unpopularity Not Broached The court and the spectators, whose numbers grew larger iuuav and included a number of women, wives of officers stationed at the Naval Academy and it the marine barracks, waited in tense si ience for Mr. Davis to question Adams concerning his statements to Mrs. Parker regarding the causes of Sutton's unpopu larity. The attorney did not broach that subject. What at first threatened to be an ex ceedingly dramatic scene fell into a dull discussion between the attorneys over the form of some of Mr. Davis questions. The only flash came when Adams vol unteered the statement that when lie en tered Mrs. Parker's room at the hotel ho found her In an agitated condition due. he understood, to the fact that Lieut. Potts, whom she had just finished Inter viewing, had made harsh ^'atements about her dead brother, aecuhlng him, among other things, of being a coward. But this statement was not followed up by any of the counsel. Todav Adams showed the same nervous ness he appeared to labor under yester day. byt taken all in all he made a good witness. His story was straight. It differed somewhat from his original story. When asked which story he want ed to have understood by the ^ourt a* correct, he said he wanted the story he has been telling to the present court t ? be the accepted version, even though it may differ In some respects from the orig inal. Different Story May Be Told. It leaked out today that a story dia metrically opposed to that of Adams with regard to the exact manner in which Sutton died will be told by an officer* who was on the scene and who is apt to be called late this afternoon or early tomorrow. Adams has testified that his strugg.e with Sutton ended with Sutton lying on }nheeaK4?\nadnd^dSW^m foldTC 3LUS STfe?*!? not ?noweXhow ho kf>t ?cameUup S* ^eTlev^hlm o/?u? &ek fToidjnr 'SJS. seconds afterward. Roelker... ^rd when 8utton turned the revolver on MmJlf and fired the shot tluit ended his life Sutton was lying alone.on the ground WThe ma^ wh<Twin'ti'll a different story ?ni swear, it is said, that when the last and fatal shot was fired by Sutton he was ?