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HOW THE RED OUTMANEUVRED
THE BLUE ARMY NEAR BOSTON 0 V) 01 Ol t?tl ^ ?Hanover. % ' I! A ?Kobtk Pembroke. % \ ?? % tfll / ?BOTMiT3VXLl?E. T / ? amid hopeless confusion, fought a series j of flash engagements all the way from South Hanson up to Hanover Corners with what fragmentary bodies of 1??$* thev could bring to the front. At noon, when the came was over they had been repulsed to the east and north. The f. rces of Gen. Bliss had a c,?ar ^ ? Boston, twenty-five miles away. The Blue baiiaas^ train was in the ?' ? lighting, floundering along the firing IJnes and in imminent danger of capture. The Reds took hundreds of Blue prisoners and hundreds more were ruled out by the um pires as placed out of combat. The scenes in the Blue lines, if so they could be called, in today's maneuvers, showed that the Blue army was as good i>s out of the game as far as its value as a lighting force was concerned. Hardships Are All Over; Time to Go Back Home Special Dispatch to The Star. j HEADQUARTERS. ARMIES OF THE: RED AND BI.UE, Bryantseville. August ( is all over in the war game of cap turing Boston?all over but the shouting and the transport journey home for the men. who have gone through as severe a campaign as any mod ern war expedition could produce, in the deepest of sand they marched, through densest of underbrush they made their way on skirmish lines, and in the heaviest of rainfalls they lay down at night, soaked through to the skin to shiver in wet blan kets until morning. When Gen. Tasker H. Bliss roused his fighting column shortly before 50 clock this morning it was not quite all over. There was a single battle left to but it was a battle that would take the place of. the knockout blow In a prize flght, after the weaker fighter came corner, seeing from neither eye and stag gering about the ring. Gen. Pew.was beaten from the minute he sent his 1st Brigade to head Bliss off at Taunton. When he did that he made his entire army his scouting party, instead ofkeep infe troops in ^?aftd with which to deal ? with his opponents when his spine was ; hit finally. Werinesday'a fighting, all but used up Gen. Pew s elongated JJ"?* Had not the umpires saved the day when there was only one blow left to strike, V the troops would have been through with the war last night. As it was the knock ? out was saved until this morning, and - Gen. Bliss delivered it when he sent a - ? brigade to the rear to handle Pew and his decimated remnants, while with his " other two brigades he demonstrated that he was able to march with no one to, - say him nay. directly on toward tb* ?* Boston common. j Pew Misjudged His Force. "Pew's movements," said one of the ? Red field officers as he stood in the Red camp at dawn, looking over the tents of the lost, strayed or cornored 9th Massa I' chusetts. "would have been practicable ? only in case he had 200.000 men to make ? his transtate barrier a reality. As it / was. his line of defense was merely a paper one. Gen. Bliss passed through it without so much as getting into ac tion on more than half a regiment of I men. While there are no rules that gov ern military situations in any hard and fast manner, no commander should let ? his forces scatter until he is mighty ' sure he has his enemy thoroughly in " hand. Gen. Pew was fighting to concen trate for battle all the time he should have been driving Bliss back on New J Bedford." For the trained soldier the maneuver has been a splendid vindication. Down a little hedge-bordered lane In South Hali fax rode a solitary 10th Cavalryman. As he approached a cross-road he headed his ' horse into the thicket and peered through. His hand went straight up in the air and he hugged the thicket closer. Two more men galloped up behind. They, too, slg ? naled. and suddenly far down the road a group of cavalrymen appeared and dis appeared. Ten minutes passed, in which ? the three troopers in the thicket merely hugged it closer. ? One who watched at a cross-roads saw a bivouac of Blue infantrymen fifty yards - awav. They had five Red prisoners of the 1st Battery. New York Field Artillery. An umpire who had Just awarded them their capture had advised them to make : a hurried get-away while they could, but they tarried to 6reakfast. All at once rtftes loosened their fire from th* hedge where the three dark troopers fiid. Every -Blue man grabbed his rifle and worked his way to the cross-roads corner. They paw a solid file of cavalry - men charging toward them. and. with a yell, they fired back. The file was three abreast and one horse deep. It drew the fire of every man of the sixty in the Blue companv, and just as each man was glorying in his "kill" a volley rang out only twenty yards away. Colored Troopers Appear. It was from the left rear, and behind the line of carbine muzzles were the grinning faces of thirty colored troopers, who had spent just that much time in getting into position on the Blues. "Say, captain." said the colored sergeant . in charge of the detachment to his prin cipal pris-ner, "I've got to trouble you for he certificate you cot that you done had them battery boys captured, ah." At Grover's Comer Halifax, the massed R?-,1 cavalry, apftfoaching the Blue army's .second brigade, could see line* of skirm ishers on a..torward $11. A *r?*on train could s^enr* disappearing -in- the dis tance. As thClroop^^dlsmOJV?ted in the underbrush to4Ve and ?eft an observer went-forward to the line ' " Of Blues and tood with their commander. 4 He knew s Red force wa? working its ? way up the hill Yet he could see no one ? and no single shot made known the pres ence of an enemy. Three men of the Blue skirmish line thought they saw soldiers and fired. Then all at once from the extreme right to the t.? extreme left a ripple of rifle fire set the battle in motion and the defenders of the - hill had the privilege of bringing troops from the rear to the outer lines with the enemy's full lighting line only *00 yard* In front. Four guns of a field battery fired but two rounds each before the cry went up, "Look at the Reds over there!" and the guns had to be run 200 yards into position on a heavy body of flankers. Reinforcements in Time. The Blues got that fight because four companies of infantry arrived as rein forcements Just in time to be on the field when the 1 o'clock whistle blew. It was the one moment of satisfaction that came to them through the process of'being scis sored up by Bliss: and the 5th Massachu setts Infantry, which was the principal Blue force engaged, left the field with a song on its lips. There are stories of foot ball men, suddenly knocked out, turn ing and doing the instinctive thing re quired at the instant before collapsing. They are told to their glory as men made through training. Here is a story of Corp. Cartmell. Troop D. 10th Cavalry, unhorsed in a cavalry charge. He is landed on his head and shoalders, while his riderless horse 'rushed on with the others. Two companions wheeled to as sist him. ?'What you ifool niggers doing here?" were the words that greeted their effort to pick him up. "Don't you know you be long down there in the fighting? Go 'long with you; I'm ail right, jist you let me I lay here and you get Into that action." They rode away for their troop which was fighting 100 yards ahead. Out of the dirt and mud Corp. Cartmell picked him self up and reached for his gun. He started to run for the stone wall, over which his fellow troopers were firing. He was unsteady on?tiis feet and lunged first to one side and then the other, and fell twice on his face before he reached the wall. He leveled his gun. fired a string of shells and then rolled over, prostrate. A civilian nearby with a motor car of fered to take him to a hospital. His companions were willing, but when they were lifting him into the car he recovered enough to say: "No, sah; I wants my boss." Journey Homeward. Gen. Wood stated this morning that the program today would be as follows: After the declaration that the raaneuveri have ceased at 1 p.m., the Washington troops will be hurried from the nearest railroad , station to Boston, there to take a trans port, which will be halting for them. The - Connecticut troops will be sent by train to New Haven, while the New York and New Jersey troops will go by train to Fall River and there go aboard boats for New York. Blue Army Holds Reds in "Battle" Yesterday Special Dispatch to The Star. SOUTH HALIFAX. Mass., August 19. Undef the very eaves, almost, of the farmhouse where Brig. Gen. William A. Pew,> jr., commander of the defenders of Boston. made his headquarters, the in vaders bivouacked last night, preparing to hurl themselves on the Army of the Blue at daybreak on-the morrow. Yes terday they attacked the Blue army with vehemence, and only the prompt rein forcements that arrived in.the 1st Corps of Cadets saved Gen. Pew and his right wing from being theoretically slain. The battle was a taste of real warfare, with the cavalry dashing against the defense, the infantry fighting behind trees and stone walls and the artillery pouting its fire against the enemy. But though - the umpires derided that the Blue has saved the diy, that victory had visited their camp and that the 1st Corps had arrived in time, the Army of the Red is Jubilant, for they figure that when they attack Gen. Pew's right wing and turn his flank with the 10th Cavalry the temporary victory of yesterday will be turned Into defeat today.' NoV Is this reckoning far from the truth. It is cer tain that the main battle of the week thus far will be fought near the head quarters of the Blue army. Action throbbed in every hour of the day yesterday. The rain fell in the early hours of the morning and the bedraggled private felt that another day of mud and marching was before him. But. though the rain ceased, the skies were lowering. Just, the day when war seems suitable for a vocation. The soldiers of the Red band were astir early. Flushed with success and laden with water-soaked bag gage. the men marched through the mud dy streets of Middleboro and out toward Boston. In the troops were the crack Essex Troop of New Jersey, Squadron A of New York and two troops of the ne gro 10th Cavalry. With the bugles blaring the advance the troops set forth. The reconnottering of the 10th showed the presence of the Blues at South Halifax. Roadways were found to be impassable and the volun teers ploughed through the lowland on either side of the highway and got to the screening woods. By this time they had advanced to the outskirts of South Hali fax, where the entire i?d Brigade was en camped. Protecting them were three bat teries. A, B and C, and a small force of infantry. With the negro troops piloting the volunteers through the underbrush, the Invaders reached the point where one dash across the plain would bring them to the enemy's camp. The shrill note of a bugle awakened the 2d Brigade to its danger, and in a moment the camp was in an upcoar. Lines were hurriedly formed and MaJ. Cutting took command. He ordered six regiments of Infantry to spread them selves over the road and to draw the flre of the hidden troopers in order that their strength could be estimated. r>esul tory firing followed and then came a real battle. Out from the woods dashed the vanguard of the hidden troops, but they) were mowed down like tn-aas before the fire of the batteries. It looked bad for the Invaders and retreat seemed to be cut off. With a rally the others piled out of the woods and raced for cover. Behind trees. In the style of guerrilla warfare, they massed and poured their fire into the six companies. Back of stone walls they dropped and fired at random. This was purely an infantry engage ment, with the honors about even. The brigade headquarters were in a turmoil, and orders were rushed here and there to bring along additional forces and sweep the invaders back. Just when it seemed as though the Blue would wipe out the enemy the notes of the bugle sounded and the Red cavalry appeared. It was a wild dash the latter troops made. The artil lery swept the line with its fire and the infantry worked their guns like mad. The nflilae and of the warfare were heard for miles and had all tlio semblance of real action. Then the negroes got into the thick of the fight and hurled themselves against the right wing of the brigade. It seemed as though Gen. Pew's battalions must give way. In fact, the retreat had just started, and the men were on the verge of flight as the negroes bent the line. Only five minutes remained before th whistle roust blow to stop .the conflict. The Reds were cheegingi" when down the road to ward Plymouth came the cadets. Two companies -were in the fore, and they raced along the muddy roads with rifles unslung and loading as they ran. Victory returned ti> the Blues, for the umpire de cided that the cadets had saved the day. The New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and District of Columbia boys, who form the troops of the invader, have behaved in such ?in admirable manner that even the lt>th troopers say that these volun teers are as'fine a body of fighting men as the nation boasts of. The men have flung themselves into the tight with a dash that has literally swept them along the road to Boston. It is now the hope of the men who fight beneath the banner of Gen. Bliss that before Saturday night the Red headquarters will be in Boston. Private Gottchaw of Company C of the 22d Regiment was shot in the foot yester day morning in an engagement east of Middleboro and was taken to the Kilpat rick- He said the. shooting was acci dental. A man following behind him fell. The hammer of his gun was up, and something discharged the gun. The wad ding and powder struck Gottchaw's big toe on the right foot and shot it off at the first jdlnt. TROOPERS USIN6 RIOT CLUBS PRESSED STEEL STRIKERS BE ING KEPT ON MOVE. Many Shots Fired During the Night at McKees Rocks?Say Work men Are Prisoners. PITTSBURG. August 10.?Mounted and using their hickory riot clubs, members of the Pennsylvania state constabulary are today keeping strikers on the move in the Pressed Steel Company strike zone at McKees Rocks. It is estimated over 500 shots were fired last night and early today by strikers and sympathizers who had gathered on the O'Donavan bridge, near the works. During the fir ing the troopers and other police re mained inside the mill, orders having been issued to take no action unless the strikers attempted an entrance to the plant. The constabulary was out on the streets this forenoon, however, compelling the strikers.to keep moving. Troopers took possession of the O'Donavan bridge and efforts of the strikers to congregate at any one point were met with galloping horses and riot sticks. Strike leaders today explained the shooting and disorder. They are of the opinion that the workmen are being held in the mills against their wishes. The shooting, they say, was for the purpose of bringing the constabulary from the plant to the 'bridge and give the new men an opportunity to escape from the works. The troopers stayed inside. Shots Fired at Steamer. Shortly after noon alleged strike sym pathizers -opened fire upon the steamer P. M. Pfeil. which was bringing fifty imported men across the Ohio river to the mill. Several thousand strikers were lined along the river bank and each vol ley was discharged at the command of an unknown foreign woman, who car ried a baby. Over 100 shots were directed at the steamer. No one was injured, although many of the bullets struck the boat. By the time the steamer reached the shore near the plant a squad of "state constlbulary, mounted, had ridden Into the crowd, scattering men. women and children in all directions. A number of persons were slightly injured. Under heavy guard the imported men were taken to the works, some of them In a highly nervous condition. This was distribution day at the com missary headquarters. Over 1,500 loaves of bread were given out to the families of strikers, as well as quantities of rice, sugar, flour and other provisions. Allegations that several hundred new men are being held in the plant aaginst their wishes are denied by company offi cials. COLLAPSE OF RIVER BRI06E TEN PERSONS INJURED BY AC CIDENT IN CHICAGG0. Footway Stacks Beneath Feet of Street Car Passengers on Way to Transfer. CHICAGO, August 10?Ten persons were injured seriously and twenty others narrowly escaped last night, when 250 feet of the 12th street bridge over the river collapsed. None was killed so far as known. The bridge was closed on its west ap proach for construction work on a rail road viaduct underneath. The acci dent occurred just after a street car had run part of the way across the bridge and thirty passengers had ? alighted to walk over the dangerous portion to take another car. The passengers were hurry, ing in a huddled group when there was a loud rumbling, followed by a crash, and the footway sank beneath them, carry ing many to the pits below. Many escaped by clinging to side tim bers. These with the car crews began the work of rescue, and most of the in jured were taken out before the police ambulances came. Several suffered broken legs and arms and internal injuries. Traf fic on three railroads was delayed for an hour by the accident. EGGS HATCHED IN TRANSIT. Brood of Fourteen Chickens Found on Opening Shipment. CHICAGO, August 1ft.?Chicken fanciers and commission merchants marveled to day when a >brood of fourteen chickens alive and well was found In a case of eggs shipped to Chicago from Missouri. The case was marked "strictly fresh," but when it arrived after a heated jour ney in a box car, the downy little chicks were discovered on the top layer of pasteboard within the case. Indisputable evidence that th? eggs had hatched in transit was seen when the case was opened after sundry chirps from its lively contents had attracted at tention. Incubator experts declared a tempera ture of at least 101 degrees must have been required to accomplish the auto matic hatching. The chickens were given to a teamster and transferred to the tare of a motherly Plymouth Rock. , May Manage Cleveland. NASHVILLE. Tenn., August 10? It is reported here that Manager Bernhard of the Nashville Southern League team has been booked to succeed Manager Lajoie of the Cleveland American League Club. Bernhard was a member of the Cleveland team for several years, leaving tha,t club to take charge of the Nashvilles. He and Lajoie are friends. Castro at Spanish Resort. SANTANDER. Spain. August 10.? Cipriano Castro, former president of Venezuela, has left here for Solare6. a resort seven miles from Santander, to take the cure. WARFARE OF POLICIES ? An Unbiased View of the Pin i chot-Ballinger Affair. HUNT FOR HIDDEN ANIMUS Concrete Instances of Real Differ ences Not Much in Evidence. AWAIT PRESIDENTS ACTION Politicians in Meantime Endeavor ing to Gage the Political Signifi cance of the Controversy. The warfare between the contesting de partmental policies of "Is the thing: de sirable?" versus "Is the thing legal?" in the Pinchot-Ballinger controversy showed no official developments today at this end of the line. Everybody's attention is drawn to the west, where Forester Pin chot and Secretary Ballinger are. respect ively addressing conservation audiences and inspecting pubMc works. In the meantime the friends of Forester Pinchot. -who are conducting a mighty efficient press bureau and publicity serv ice for him in the east, are working over time and putting the pro-Pinchot side of the case prominently forward. The administration's end of the con troversy appears to be somewhat hamper ed, either by a sense of official dignity or ethical backwardness in tooting its own horn, markedly at variance with the good old Roosevelt methods and days, so nothing is .coming out from depart mental sources. Some comment is being heard in polit ical circles, however, over the fact that there has been a steady back fire upon the new- administration since early in its tenure of office, from a coterie of news papers and general writers, criticising the Taft administration and contrasting it, with a tendency to its deprecation, with the Roosevelt methods. The coincidence is now remarked that the antl-admlnis tration matters now being put out is "played up" in these same papers and from the same sources. The policy of the Taft administration has been to ignore this campaign of open and concealed hostility, although cognizant of it. at all times. The Pinchot Ballinger incident has furnished fresh material for renewed onslaughts upon the administration, and there Is considerable curiosity among the unbiased as to now far the administration will let things proceed without showing fight. What It's All About. The first suggestion that occurs to the unbiased observer of the controversy is. What is the practical difference between the present and the preceding administra tions of the conservation policy to war rant the Pinchot charges? What has the Taft-Ballinger policy done to contravene the Roosevelt-Garfield-Pinchot policy? About the first answer that the unbiased inquirer gets is that for one thing this administration has put its foot upon the further issue of the "scrip." which was being used by the reclamation service to pay for reclamation work in excess of the improvements actually authorized by funds in hand. There are some $.'WO.OOO| of this "scrip" outstanding, which the Department of the Interior will see is made good to its innocent holders, but no more is to be issued. The Attorney General has declared the "scrip" to be absolutely without warrant of law, although its issue was not crimi nal. The statement Is made upon author ity that the last administration was ad vised by its law officers that the plan had no "authority in law, but went ahead with it, nevertheless, on the familiar Roosevelt excuse that it was "necessary to progress," and was "doing no one any harm." Pacts Cited Against "Scrip." The fact that the "scrip" at times de preciated until it could be bought as low as 38 cents on the dollar, although it was redeemable by the government at par, ultimately, and the further fact that it passed from hand to hand in contraven tion of the statute which prohibits as signment of a claim against the govern ment, are cited against the perfect legal ity of the transaction. The second statement which the un biased inquirer develops is that the Pinchot huHtlers claim that the progress^ of conservation was halted by Secretary Ballinger canceling the Garfield with drawals of large slices of government | lands along water courses, subsequently rewithdrawing the bulk of the same lands. Reply is made to this that Secretai j Ballinger withdrew, in perfect accord with the policy of conservation, the lands along the water courses, but would not withdraw the lands eighteen and twenty miles back in the country. The charge that in the interim the water power grab bers had got In and grabbed off the choice water power sites has been officially de nied by the acting secretary of the in terior. So the unbiased inquirer does not find concrete instances of absolute difference of executive action between this and the former administration, working to the detriment of the conservation policy, but rather a difference without differentla ;ion. Looking for the Animus. All of which has led the politicians to further wonder as to the animus of the attacks of Forester Pinchot s zeajous and indefatigable friends, and to try to gauge the political significance of it, the sarae leading to endless gossip and political speculation. The political end of the controversy .is expected to attract continued attention until President Taft acts in the cai^e. which, as stated in yesterday's advices from Beverly, probaly will not be until he makes his western trip. NOT YET SETTLED. Culinary Question Brought Up Be fore Police Court Judge. How long ought it to take to cook a steak? Judge Aukam In the Police Court today was plunged, without warning, into the intricacies of this delicate question. All the mooted questions 'in the inn keeper's laws were brought to bear by op posing counsel on the rights of guest and proprietor. It all came about because John Allen entered a Pennsylvania avenue restaurant and ordered a steak. He was in a hurry, and the steak did not come in as soon as he thought it should, whereupon he threatened to leave. The proprietor ob jected to his leaving without paying for the steak. derlaring that he had waited but five or six minutes. Allen asserted that he had been in the restaurant forty six minutes by the clock. The proprietor finally ordered Allen to leave when he declined to pay, and eject ed him when he declined to leave. Allen had him arrested for assault. Judge Aukam assessed a nominal fine of on the proprietor of the restaurant for assault, and the question of how long it should take to cook a steak is still un settled. GRANTED BY THE COUBT. Allowance Made to Child-Widow Dorothy Willard Beck. Dorothy Willard Beck, the fourteen year-old widow of Irving W. Beck, who was killed May 0 last, was awarded today by Justice Anderson an advance of $100 and a weekly allowance of $5, pending the settlement of her husband's estafe. ? The allowance- was based on a petition of the child-widow, in which she set forth her necessitous circumstances and Uie fact that she is without present means of support GOINGWITH PRESIDENT Personnel of Western Party Is Completed . SEVEN BESIDES MR. TAFT Six Newspaper Hen Also to Go the Whole Distance. "THINKING OUT" SPEECHES President Preparing Them and Also His Annual Message Only Through "Unconscious Cerebration." BEVERLY, Mass.. August 19.?Only through "unconscious cerebration" is President Taft preparing for his many speeches to be made on the long west ern and southern trip. By this same method the President also is working on his annua] message to Congress. The President has thought out the general plan of his message: he has several cabi net officers at work on the details of certain phases of it, and he will not take up the work of assembling the document until a week or so before Congres is to gather. The message is not likely to be a long one. The personnel of the President's travel ing party has been completed. While the trip promises to develop into the longest ever made by a President, the party un questionably will be the smallest. Be sides- the President, there will be John Hays Hammond, president of the League of Republican Clubs: Capt. Archibald W. Butt, military aid: Wendell W. Mlschler, assistant secretary; Dr. J. J. Richardson of Washington. D. C.; James Sloan, jr., and L. C. Wheeler of the secret service: and MaJ Arthur Brooks, the President's confidential messenger, who just now is fighting with the Red army of invasion about Boston as commanding officer of the battalion of colored troops with the District of Columbia National Guard. S.x newspaper men will accompany the Presi dent throughout the entire trip. The party will travel in two private cars, at tached, for the greater part of the time, to regular trains. To Stop at Ogden, Utah. It practically was decided today to in clude Ogden, Utah. In the list of stopping places. This change will necessitate a curtailment of the stay In Salt Lake City, and was arranged in accordance with a request from the Utah committee. The President will reach Salt Loke City late in the afternoon of Friday, September 24. On the way to Salt Lake it has been ar ranged that there shall be a stop of one hour or more at Provo, Utah. The Pres ident is due in Butte, Mont., Monday morning. September 27, and the stay in Ogden will probably be on the Sunday preceding. Senator Warner of Missouri has an engagement with President Taft for this afternoon. He is coming to talk over political matters in his home state. The senator soon will be up for re-election. President Taft Is anxious that Mis souri, having been twice won by the re publicans in presidential years, shall be retained In the republican column. The mail man brought to the execu tive office this morning a stuffed gray suede elephant about twelve inches in height addressed to President Taft- The little fellow had "G. O. P." stamped on one side and on one ear. On the front of the elephant was traced a picture of the President, and underneath were the words "Sunny Billy." The elephant came from Detroit. WHISKY SEIZED FOR TAXES DEALER S PROTEST UNHEEDED BY COLLECTOR ROGERS. The vault of the collector of taxes. Charles C. Rogers, in the District build ing. looks thla afternoon like the base ment of a distillery. He has a large stock of highball material stored away. Before noon today lius whisky was in the possession of Beno Seibold of 901 14th street southeast, but it was transferred from the liquor store to the vault of the District building by C. W. Collins, deputy collector of taxes; George Boyd, police man detailed to the office of the col lector, and C. R. Unger and Hugh Kelly, employes of the office, acting under the direction of Collector Rogers. The District officials took the liquor, it is announced. In lieu of the payment of a bill of about *31 for personal taxes which Collector Rogers says Mr. Seibold owes the District.. But Mr. Seibold did not give up the stuff without a vigorous protest. When Deputy Collector Collins walked into Mr. Seibold's place of business about noon and announced that if the tax bill was not paid, he would take possession of enough of the personal property to satisfy the bill, the proprietor began to ?denounce the tax In no uncertain terms. "That tax is unconstitutional," Mr. Sei bold told the deputy collector, "because it is taxation without representation. For my own Interest and those of all the peo ple of the District, I protest against the tax and against any seizure of my prop erty." He talked along that line for some time, declaring that lie Intended to fight the tax In the courts and would do all in Ills power to relieve the people of the Dis trict from paying similar taxes. I After the officials had secured about seventy bottles of the liquor they start ed away with It. "I hope there are no hard feelings," Deputy Collector Collins said. "Why, 1 wouldn't give anything for an officer, charged with duty, who did not perform it." replied Seibold. A few days ago Collector Rogers took possession of a horse and buggy belong ing to a delinquent personal taxpayer, and he declared this afternoon that he was beginning an active movement to take possession of personal property on which personal tax bills are due. Similar action toward other delinquents ft con templated. declared the collector, and there is to be no let-up. FATALLY HURT G0UPUN6 CARS "PENNSY" RAILWAY FREIGHT BRAXEMAN RUN OVER With his left leg cut off and his body badly mangled, Ernest R. Croson, freight brakeman on the Pennsylvania railroad, wa? able to converse with the police while being removed In the fifth precinct patrol wagon from Bennlng to Providence Hospital this afternoon. Despite the ter rible injuries he received he did not lose consciousness and was able to direct the movements of these who had him in charge. Croson, who is married and has several children, lives at 308 3d street northeast. He was engaged in the work of coupling cars in the Benning yard this afternoon when the accident, which will probably cost him his life, occurred. It is said that his foot caught in a frog, he was knocked down and the wheels of more than one car passed over him. None of the wheels touched his face, however, and only his leg and body were disfigured. Fellow-workmen went to his aeslstanee and cared for him until the arrival of the police patrol wagon, when he was hurried to the hospital. It was said at the hospital that he cannot re cover. ,, The victim of the accident is a veteran employe of the railroad company and is well and favorably known throughout this division of the road. ? Destroyed by Storm in Sheds at Brescia, Italy. AEROPLANE MEETING THERE Arrival of Orville Wright and His Sister at Berlin. SERIES OF PUBLIC FLIGHTS Contestants in Rheims to Compete for Michelin Cup?Spain Wants Dirigible Balloon, f BRESCIA. Italy, August 19.-A ter rific storm early this morning destroyed the large sheds built In preparation for the great aeroplane meeting to be hold here next month. A Wright aeroplane was completely destroyed. Only one aero plane escaped damage. Orville Wright in Berlin. BERLIN*. August 19.?Orville Wright and his sister Katherine and Hart O. Berg, the European business manager of the Wright brothers, arrived here today from London. Mr. Wright is to make a series of public flights on the Tempel hof parade ground, in the suburbs of Berlin. If he is ready by the end of the month Emperor William probably will witness one of his exhibitions. The emperor Is coming to Berlin to review the Berlin and Potsdam garrisons and to receive Count Zeppelin, who Is ex pected to make his long voyage from Friedrlchshafen to Berlin August 28. The two teachers of the different schools of aviation will then meet and compare methods. 2?r. Wright In his flights here will use an aeroplane built in Germany by the company that has acquired all the rights for this country. He went out to the shops at Tegel today and examined the craft. He has two completed machines to choose from. A pamphlet written by Capt. von Hlldebrand on the Wright brothers Is being widely sold In Ger many. Some pride Is taken in the fact that the grandfather of the Wright brothers was a German. To Compete for Michelin Cup. RHEIMS, August 18. ? The French Aero Club announced today that the contestants in the Rheims flying races may compete for the Michelin cup, which will be awarded to the aviator covering the greatest distance in a closed circuit. The condition is, however, that the dis tance of 123 kilometers and 200 meters "?overed by Wilbur Wright, the winner ?f the cup In 1008, be exceeded. It is understood that Henry Farman, who two days ago was badly scalded on the face by water from a defective motor, is suf fering greatly from his burns, which may prevent his taking part In the com ing events. Dirigible Balloon for Spain. PARIS, August 19.?The Journal says that the Spanish government has asked the French military engineers to supply it with a dirigible balloon of a capacity of 6,000 cubic meters. Aero Flight Postponed. MINEOLA, N. Y.. August 19.?The at tempt of C. Fbster Wlllard to win a cup offered for the longest flight of an aero plane which had been announced to take place today was postponed until tomorrow to give Mr. Wlllard opportunity to make thorough preparation for his long flight. HOLD TITLE AS CHAMPIONS ALEXANDER AND HACKETT WIN TENNIS DOUBLES. Easily Defeat McLaughlin and Janes?Good Weather Favors Tournament at Newport. NEWPORT. R. I., August 19.?F. B Alexander and H. H. Hackett, who have held the national lawn tennis cham pionship in doubles for the past \wo years, easily won the title for the third time today, defeating Maurice F. Mc Laughlin and G. O. Janes, the Pacific coast champions, in straight sets. The scores were 6?I. 6?4, 6?0. In the first two sets the challenger* put up a strong flght. They succeeded in forcing the games to three-all in the first set. and after the champions had almost clinched the ?et by taking the next two games the westerners pulled up and took the ninth. They Were unable, however, to bring the set to deuce. After Hackett and Alexander had taken the second set by the same score their opponents ap pcared to have exhausted their strength Playing a brilliant net game, the cham pions easily won the final set without al low ing the younger men a single same. T.ie weather today was excellent and rapid progress was made in the second round of all-comers' tournament. There were no upsets during the forenoon. Stim mary: All-comers* tournament, second round: Karl H. Behr defeated W. D. Bourne 6-2, 6-0, 6-1. N. C. Peebles defeated Carman Runyan by default. W. J. Clothier defeated A. S. Dabney jr., by default. H. A. Macklnney defeated F. W. Paul Jr., 8?6, 7?5, 6?3. W. B. Cragin, Jr., defeated L. M. Thom as, 6?0, 6?0, 6?0. W. F. Johnson defeated F. W. Donn Jr.. 6-0. 6-1, 6-1. Thomas Slldell defeated C. L. Johnston Jr., 6-3, 12-10, 4-6, 3-6. 6?4. F. J. Suiloway defeated Gardner Beals 6-3, 6?4, 6?1. A. Wadsworth defeated Frank Souli 8?0, 6?2, 6?2 C. E. Sands defeated H. Alexander by default. H. W. Slocum defeated G. A. Thompson by default. M. Sheppard defeated J. H. Dubarry 8?2. ?1. 6-0. H. R. Scott defeated F. T. Thomas 8?2, 6?2, 6-0. F. F. Lee defeated G. W. Knowlton ^ o 7?5, 6 3? H.' W. Ballou defeated E- T. Gross by default. R. T. Gaunt defeated H. G. Simmons 4?6, 8?6. 6?0, 2?6, 6?3. T. R. Pell defeated S. C. Mlllett. 6? 6?4 6?*1 E." P. Larned defeated D. W. Dilworth by default. , . C. S. Rogers defeated J. C. Kopf, 6? g?H?1. F. M. Burnham defeated B. Woodward 6?3, 6?3, 6?0. Shot Trying to Rob Safe. COLORADO SPRINGS. Col., August j9._Two men early today made an un successful attempt to rob the safe in the office of the Cliflfe House at Mani tou. James Morrow, the day clerk, shot one of the men. Edward Clark, through the head, fatally wounding him, and re reived a bullet through his clothing. The other robber escaped, but was cap tured. Artery Severed by Stiff Collar. SAN FRANCISCO, August 10.-A huge stiff collar nearly cost the life of Edward baterll of this city by cutting an artery n his neck when he was playing base >all yesterday. He almost died from tne 088 of blood. Glen Hudson Swallows Lauda num in Glass of Beer. HIS DEATH OCCURS LATER Heroic Effort of His Friends to Avert Fatality. MYSTERY SURROUNDS CASE Inquest to Determine .Whether or Not Poison Was Taken With Suicidal Intent. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. Md? August 19,-Drink ing two ounces of laudanum in a glass of beer, then declaring he made a mistake. Glen Hudson, a civil engineer, aged twen ty-six years, son of David G. Hudson of Ellicott City, died this momlnf as a re sult of the draught, but not , before he made a desperate effort to save his life, while half a dozen of his Intimate friends djd all In their power to the same end, working over him until the last minute. Never within the memory of any Elli cott City residents has there been a series of more dramatic features in any case than in young Hudson drinking his fatal draught and the struggle of his friends to ward off the end that came slowly and surely, despite everything they could do. Hudson had only been in town about two weeks, having been employed in the Catskill mountains as a superintendent for the contracting firm of King. Rice & Ganey of Hoboken. N. J. He was on his vacation, and had told many of his friends that he was doing well and that he expected to return to work next week. At the same time he had mystified others of his acquaintances by telling them that life was not worth the living, and in sev eral instances in replying to queries as to when he would go back to work Is said to have remarked: "I'm not going to work at all; you fellows will attend my funeral Monday." Takes the Fatal Drink. Hudson walked into S. A. Curran's sa loon on Main street in Ellicott City last night about 0 o'clock, where he met a number of young men he knew and he greeted them cordially. Drinks were pur chased by first one and then another, and the crowd was having a gay time laugh ing and talking. Suddenly Hudson called for a glass of beer, which was placed bo fore him. Then, while his friends looked on, the young man deliberately took from his pocket a paper-wrapped vial, tore the top off the wrapper, pulled the cork and poured the contents of the Vial into the beer. Tossing the bottle into a corner of the room, Hudson smilingly raised the glass of beer containing the liquid to his Hps. and, with a remark of "Drink ing to the long life and health of my many friends," calmly drained it. A minute or two later the crowd was hor rified by hearing Hudson exclaim: "Great heavens, I've drank poison in stead of medicine. It's laudanum.". For a moment there was almost a panic among the young men, for they stood as though riveted to the floor, scarcely knowing what to do. They were aroused, however, by Mr. Curran shouting to them to take Hudson to the drug store. Grabbing the young man by his arms his frtendtt rushed him to Norton's pharmacy, and, stat ing what *aa the matter, asked thai he be given an antidote. Is Hurried to Physician. The druggist advised that Hudson b? taken to a physician, and' again hid friends hurried him to the street and ran him to the office of Dr. F. O. Miller. The phyaician asked a feW questions and then told the young men they should take Hudson Into the air and walk him around the block a couple of times and keep him awake while he made preparations for administering to him. By this time Hudson was becoming weak. The desire for sleep had seized him and he wanted to lie down. Re alizing that to permit him to do thi* would mean death, his friends literally dragged him to the sidewalk and forced him to walk, pinching, shaking and pounding him as they pushed and pulled him along step by step. In this manner the young man was got ted about 300 feet from the physician's office, but there he collapsed, dropping limply to the pavement. For ten or fifteen minutes the half dosen men took turns shaking and beating him in an effort to shake off the stupor, but the young man only lapsed deeper into unconsciousncss Then it was seen that medical aid must be had at once, if at all. and the uncon scious man was dragged back to Dr. Mil ler's office. The physician was not qalte ready. He had thought the exercise of walking would prevent the poison from acting quickly, but he at once went to work. A powerful emetic was forced down Hudson's throat, but it failed to work. A stomach pump was then applied., but without much success, and then began a struggle which lasted more than three hours. Friends' Heroic Effort. Hour after hour passed, first one set of men and then another taking turns at knesding the body of tne unconscious man and working his arms, hut there was no response. The heart beats became mort and more faint, and at :?::#> o'clock they ceased and Dr. Miller pronounced the young man beyond human aid. Hudson was a popular young man in Ellicott City and had scores of friend*, not only there, but throughout Howard county, where he was well known. He took up civil engineering and was looked upon as rising in his profession. An inquest will be held this evening, and it is expected that the evidence ti be taken will show whether the younq man deliberately planned to end his life or was a victim of an awful mistake. HORRORS OF MOUNTAIN STORM TRAINS BLOCKED IN LONELY PASSES IN COLORADO. Tracks Washed Away, Some Pitched Into Canyons Hundreds \ of Feet Below. DENVER. Col.. August I9-?Tralnl blocked In lonely mountain passes, track! washed away, in some instances pitched Into canyons hundreds of feet deep; fami lies driven from their homes to a sheltei In higher places?these were scenes r?. treated at daybreak today along the over lowed Arkansas river. Alarmed by another cloudburst at Foui Mile creek, near Canon City, last nighi jcores of residents in the lower section! jf Pueblo and other points passed tin light in removing household effects. Th< famous Royal gorge, with wal.s a thou sand feet high, has been washed by a tor -ent for almost forty-eight hours, an< :he railroad tracks have been destroyed Trains on the Colorado Midland, the Den rer and Rio Grande and other railroads nost of them carrying eastern tourista tave been detoured over clrcui.ous routes ind It Is said the detouring of trains wil >e necessary for four or five days. Not only the Arkansas river, but almost til of Its tributaries are overflown. Th? ain in the last two days has been un> isual. B. F. Comen's barn at L>uray, VS., wai lestroyed by fire at an early hour Tuea lay morning near Ingham. The origin a he fire is unknown. Much valuable fara nachinery was destroyed.