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(ienerallv fair tonight and
? Tuesday: slightly warmer to
By mall, posiase prepaid
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No. 17,804.
President Taft Goes Merrily
to the Links.
Mrs. Taft's Sister Leaves Summer i
White House.
Some of the Speeches for the West
? ern Trip Will Be
r.KVKRl.V. Mass., August Si.?Having
relieved his mi ml for the time being at
least of certain details of go\ ?rnment.
President Taft. with no cabinet meeting
ir view. inveigle.) Rollo Ogden <?f the New |
Vork Evening Post to accompany liim i
tudnv over t'.c downs of (hp Myopia Hunt |
Club in t'u daily pursuit of the merry j
little golf ball in it:- devious course among J
the trap? and bunkers of the links.
No c.ininci officer was expected at the
summer White House during the day. fn
fact. the only ? out- rence planned was
the President's weekly cross-examination
by the newspaper men this aiternoon.
T1 e green mansion benearth the elms i
of Wood berry Point became a strictly
Taft homestead today w th the departure
of Mrs. Taft's sister, Mrs. More, and
her husband. Prof. Louis More, who re
turned to their summer home at Bldde
ford Pool. Me. During her six weeks at
the s;mm r White House Mrs. More lias
watched and by cheery word has helped
the convalescence of her sister, and to
day she left her in almost rugged health
and certainly in excellent spirits.
The presidential automobile needed con
siuerable oiling and a big supply of gaso
line today after yesterday's trip to Lex
ington. some fifty miles and the longest
run which the President has taken since
his arrival in Massachusetts. Perhaps
later in the month the President will take i
a fleeting glance at Concord, but the visit
like that of yesterday to Lexington, will
be unheralded.
Off for the Links.
As soon as the big motor car had re
tu. :icJ from taking the Mores to the
railroad station to;iay. the President toss
? W his ling of golf dubs into the tonneau
an I headed for Myopia with Mr. Ogden
bes;de him. A few drops of rain were
utji ceded.
Tie sport was the thing, and no lower
u skies cot: a I subdue the ardor of the
I ? ntial enthusiasm. Once at the lit?
? clubhouse beneath the big elms, the
I esident started! up the long incline to
i lie lirsi >oftv? W! ether i?e holed out iil
i. ? orthodox four or was trapped in his
..ppi oiieh shot and took a couple more
-;i ?ts foi the hole is a secret securely
!oel<"d in the breasts of those who saw
tin- play.
With the exception of Secretary Mac
Veagh's visit Thursday and an expected
call some time during the week bv
Whitelaw Reid. the ambassador to the
i ourt <if Si. James, very little of note
s anticipate,] at Wood berry Point. In
fact the next few days are likely to be
the most uneventful of the President's
stay. The routine work is running
smoothly, and the details of the trans- ?
continental trip are practically completed
and the itinerary is in type.
Will Tackle Speeches Soon.
Perlieps next week the President may
outline some of his ?|>eeehes and rear
platform taiks. but for the next few
days at least he will devote most of his
time to Mrs. Taft and the golf links of
Essex and Myopia.
Yachting tr.ps have no attractions for
President Taft and last Tuesday when a
dozen Americans in their yachts were
scurrying about under his window in a
i on pie of the trial races, he did not even
glance at them. His chief aim in life is
to make Mrs. Taft's stay enjoyable and
beneficial: to get as much fresh air and
exercise as possible, and to hit the ball
square and true for 1*0 yards at every
? lip.
??Capt." Streeter Now on His Way
to Chicago.
CHICAGO. August '?\.?"Oapt." Street
'?r. who claims ownership of many acres
of land alone the lake shore of Chicago,
- on his way here aboard the ship Car
tie J . to make a sortie on the persons
who :.a\e taken over land on the lake
shore to th? immediate north.
The captain has enlisted the support of
.< few :tll*'K?*d millionaire^, residents in
Colorado aii'i Indiana, and confidently ev
pi-cts ti? recover his property when he
Minis At presen* he is tied up at Morris,
111.. the canal, hut expects to Sight
?') i< ago with.n a few da> s, possibly to
day .
T cap- an .-.as made knit little progress
etoforc in his attempt Co make good
hi-. s.;-i:i?ter's i !x >ts- to land valued at
vomi t hlnu like HoooO.onn
Speed Measured by Prof. Heber
Doust Curtis.
SAN l 'R \ .NC1SCO, August The
rapid star in the heavens has been
i'h,?*',at i p! ii d and its speed through spate
i-'ired .'t tb?- Southern station of the
!.:? 4 #bs"T". atory. situated at San I ?ieg ?,
? 'I ord'nc to Prof, lleber Itoust '
? ' a'., rtt'irned yesterday on the
steainet A^-iihu to resume his work on
.Mount Hamilton. Thi.-- star is known to
.i>* I *ci*i.i*? i. .. - *-i i?; <].,ha Zones Ml 1T43.''
I'hotogr.tphs nf its spectrum through
w I t the Speed has liet'll calculated arc
anvng a la rite nntuher t?f negatives
brought by Prof. < "urtis l>uring his stay
in the southern hemisphert he has been
an yiiur out a line of work Ijegun by \V.
W. Campbell, director of Lick Observa
tory, to determ'ne the speed of the solar
system through space.
Court-Martial at Camp Crook for
Killing Company Commander.
oMAllA, Neb.. August 25.?The trial by
general court-martial of Corp. Lisle Crab
tree of Troop It, 3d Cnlted States Caval
ry. on the charge .>f killing his company i
i.aimander. Cant. John C. Raymond, at
p.irt I>?-s Moines, June It*, began at Fort
? 'rook. n? ir this city today. ' "ol. Gardner
or the Hlth Infantry. Is president of the
ourt and Capt. P. K. Huchan, Judge advo
cate of the Iiepartment of the Missouri.
- acting judge advocate.
The rest of the detail is Lieut. Col. Wil
liam A. Plassford. chief signal officer and
? muoandant of Fort Omaha: Lieut. Col.
I, M. lianister, ciiief surgeon, of the de
i tiner.i : MaJ. Omar ituutly of the in
jector general's department; MaJ. W. P.1
itlauv It. chief paymaster: Capts. W. C.
iiennett. L. H. Simonds. H. F. Dalton.
M L. Crlmmlns. E. I). Warfleld. First
I.ieuts. George H. White and Perrin L.
Smith of the 19th Infantry. I
District Guardsmen Parade
Today in Bean City.
Gov. Draper of Massachusetts Re
views Them.
Uniforms Looked Splendid, but the
Shoes, Oh. My, Don't
Mention "Em!
Sp?>'-ia! I'rotii :i Stuff <"nr;-rspoixl?'nt.
BOSTON. Mass.. August 2?.?Never be
fore in the history of the organization,
say the officers or the brigade. have the
troop# of the National Guard of the Dis
trict of Columbia been given such enthu
siastic applau.se as hh? accorded them
this afternoon as thev para'Jed through
th'- streets of Boston in be r<"vieu>d by
Gov. Diaper. The people seemed to for- J
got tiiui the District soldiers represented
the 1st Brigade of the Rod Army Corps,
which captured Boston, and hailed them
only a? troops from ihe National Capital
and a-1 guests of the city of Boston.
Most enthusiastic of all those who I
cheered the District hoys were the mem
bers of the Blue army, who lined the '
streets, attired in citizens' clothes and !
showing only by their tanned faces that !
they had just taken part in a strenuous ;
campaign. Kver.v time the troops halted
they were invited to leave the ranks, hut
the District soldiers showed their disci
pline by not yielding to temptation. Fur- !
therinorc. word had been passed through I
the ranks that the transports would leave '
immediately after the parade, and tlio.se !
who desired to straggle did not dare trust
themselves to the maze of Boston's streets 1
and run a good chance of being left he
The brigade formed at tiie docks short
ly after noon. Kach man was clad in a
fresh khaki uniform, which had been
stored in boxes on the transports. Kach
man wore his red hatband, and the only
part of the equipment that showed plain
ly the results of the campaign were the
All Fine Exctept Shoes.
The infantrymen had "hiked'* so many !
miles, and had been troubled so much i
with blfstered feet, that many of the J
shoes had been cut in the heels or toes, !
and as the men had only one pair they !
were forced to march past the governor in
mutilated foot attiie. All the men except j
a small ship guard were in the ranks, and j
their browned faces and steady step
caused many to remark that they re
sembled veterans of a real war, instead
of a week's war-game, in which the only
real enemy was the dust, heat, rain and
There were about 1,000 men in the col
umn.' Preceded by a'platoon of Boston's
mounted police, the brigade, under com
mand of (3en. Harries, crossed the North
ern Avenue bridge, to Atlantic avenue, to
Broad and State streets, to Court, to
Scolley Square, through Tremont, Beacon
and Charles streets, then to School street,
to Washington. State and Broad streets,
to Atlantic avenue, across the Northern
Avenue bridge hack to the transports at
the New Haven docks. As the men cir- |
cied about the city many were heard toj
remark that it was lucky the officers had |
the platoon of mounted police as guides, f
as otherwise the column would probablv 1
have run into itself several times.
Following (Jen. Harris and the brigade
staff, came the 1st Infantry, under com
mand of Col. Ourand; then Col. Simtns
and the 2d Infantry; the 1st Separate
Battalion, under Ma.j. Brooks; the 1st
Battery Field Artillery, in column of pla
toons, headed by Capt. Fox, and Lieuts.
Nevils and Clarke: the Signal Corps,
under Lieut. Johnson, and the Hospital
and Ambulance Corps, commanded by
Capt. Fales.
All the men were dismounted as the
horses of the staff officers and the 1st
Battery had been shipped to Washing
ton on the train. It was the first time
that the batterymen had ever paraded
without their guns and horses, and al
though the men did not feel quite natur
al in "hiking" along the streets, they
managed to keep a good line and not to
make the absence of their mounts too ap
parent to the spectators.
Hailed in the Streets.
The streets were crowded as the column
marched past, and from the numerous
greetings called to the men in the ranks
it was made quite evident that the iij.s. ;
trict troops hail many old friends or new !
acquaintances in Boston. Many .if tin j
Boston sirls along the line of march were
wearing red hat bands, which had been
taken from the soldiers as souvenirs, hut
Maj. Bobbins, quartermaster of the t>ri- !
Bade, had received anjple notice tha; !
many of the men had "lost" their insignia
and mude up the deficiency by a large I
onler for red cloth from one of the large
department stores.
As the men marched piss Gov. Draper!
tiie ranks were steady and ever> private'
seemed anxious to create the best possi
ble impression of the District troops. The
governor and many .Massachusetts of
ficers- -*i->?re unstinted in their praise .,f
the troops from Washington, and Gen.
Harries was given man; complimentary
messages to convey to his men.
The i-olumn was followed to' the trans
ports b\ a large crowd, and many per
sons visited the ships determined to re
man until the last signal for "all ashore"
war given. As t tie brigade reached lie
transports the general and his st.-ff, the
1st Battery, 1st Separate Battalion. ; nd
the Signal and Ambulance Corps marched
aboard the Met Me'ian and the 1st ami 2d
infantty regiments aboard the Sunnier.
Many of the officers and men on t ?<
two boats bid each other good-bye.
they v* ill be separated for three nijjlits
and two days ori the trip home. The
ships nil) remain in sight of each other
during the trip, and will be in constant
communication both by wireless and
visual signals from members of the Sig
nal Corps Company who are stationed
on each ship.
The wireless apparatus was established
yesterday and has a range of fifty miles,
so that communication will be had with
the shore on many points along, the!
How About the Money?
"When will we be paid?" has been a
frequent question asked among the men1
this afternoon. Maj. Boyd Taylor, pay
master of the brigade, brought S'-iYoott
cash on board the McCIellan. which will
be distributed among the inen on both
ships some time before they land in
Washington. I'ay rolls have been made'
out and signed and the men will receive !
compensation at the same rates as their |
corresponding grades in t he regular army.;
The money was broughf from one or thej
Boston banks to the transport by Maj.
Boyd Taylor, with Setgt. Thomas B. Clark!
as a guard, and was deposited in a vault!
on board under tiie guard of the 1st Sen- I
nrate Battalion.
The men say they are glad to be on
taeir way home, but at the same time
sorry to leave Boston. All agree that they
have had a "fine" time and that the peo
ple of Massachusetts imve given them a
royal reception. Nearly every one was
Now That King Alfonso Has Kaised Burnsides Oilier Rulers Alight Improve Their Facial
out on pass yesterday because tlie men
had done so well that the commanding
officers of the different organizations
strained a point to cut duwn the percent
age of troops to remain on board to the
very minimum.
District troops were seen all over Bos
ton and in the country and seashore, re
sorts in the vicinity yesterday. The
greatest number went to Revere Beach,
which is said to b?* the Coney Island of
Boston. Officers and men were seen there
by the hundreds yesterday.
Col. Simms Entertains.
Col. Simms, with Capt. Abbott, quarter
master of the Sumner, and Oapt. Wil
liams. one of the officers detailed with
the District troops, took a trip around the
harbor in one of the engineer launches
of the army, which had been placed at
their disposal through the courtesy of
Gen. Allen of the Coast Artillery. In
the evening these officers and ("apt. Scott
of the transport Sumner were the guests
of Col. Simms at an informal supper
given on board.
I'ostal cards and souvenirs of all kinds 1
have been sent home by the men in great i
numbers, and all day long guardsmen j
are seen in quiet corners of the ships |
sending letters or cards to relatives or
friends in Washington. The mall is just !
l>eginning to catch up with the men. and j
Chaplain Dudley, who has taken charge '
of distributing it, has had a busy time.
The transports will sail late this after
noon, probably before 5 o'clock, and are
due to arrive in Washington early Thurs- i
day morning. The men are all well, and !
the hospitals on each ship are empty, j
Declares That His Government Is
Pleased With the Administra
tion of Affairs on Island.
Gen.# Carlos Garcia Velez. Cuban min
ister to the United States, has returned ;
to this city after a conference with Pres- j
ident Taft at Beverly, in regard to the
political and commercial conditions iu
Cuba and the relations existing between
the government of the island and that
of the I'nlted States. The relations be
tween the two nations, he said, were
entirely satisfactory, and he characteriz
ed as the "wildest stories" reports put
out from certain prejudiced sources that J
a it ii-il intervention 1?\ the l/nited States ;
in Cuba was possible. Th?- minister was ,
vehement in declaring that there was j
not the slight'-st need nor reason for j
such a step, and that there was an as
surance by high authority that none was j
contemplated. ? |
"My mission."' said Gen. Garcia, "is;
to promote good feeling between the two j
countries and between their peoples. Cuba j
will always be an ally of the I'nlted
States. We are the younger brother of J
th?- I"lifted States, and we freely ac- i
knowledge our debt to this country; we I
owe it inueh. Wild stories have been j
invented about existing conditions in ;
?'uba. The\ tell of the possibility of
another insurrection and another inter- |
vent ion. Neither of these is thought of,
nor could there be anything conceived
that would be further from the truth.
Approval of This Government.
"This government regards with pleased
interest our manner in managing our
affairs. We are doing the best we know
how to build up a government and coun
try such ;is the I'nitcd States would like
us to have. There is 110 excuse for the
stories that I have mentioned, which it
would seem are circulated with clearly
malicious intent. They are baseless and
tend to create bad feeling. President Go
mez has the government well fh hand and
has the support of the people. Of course,
there is an opposition party, as there
should be in every well regulated repub
lic. The union of the factions of the lib
eral party is also a good augury.
"1 hope to bring about an even better
understanding between the Americans
and the Cubans. They should study each
other. There are great opportunities for
the enhancement of the commercial rela
tions between the two countries, which
it is amo part of my mission here to
bring about. Cuba experts the next to
bacco and sugar crops to be about the
largest she has had. The financial con
dition of the country is good, and there
can be no reason why money should not
be forthcoming for the crops, especially
when there could not be offered better se
injrltv for the money than is given in
Agreement for Reconstruction of
Antung-Mukden Railway.
PICKING, August 23. ? M. Ijuin. the
Japanese minister to China, has handled
to the diplomatic representatives of the
interested powers copies of the agreement
regarding the Antung-Mukden railroad,
figned at Mukden, between China and j
Japan, August 19. This memorandum j
separates the commercial question? con
nected with the railroad from the po
litical aspects of the case, and it is under
stood that Japan, in framing it. strove to
eliminate anything that would offend
Chinese susceptibilities. To this end it is
understood here Japan will hold the re
construction of the fine in temporary
abeyance, possibly until late in the period
of two years allowed for rebuilding. In
the meantime it is hoped that the political
questions will be settled.
Disturbance of Intensity Feared at
New Orleans and Galveston.
NEW OHL.EANS, August 23.?Storm
warnings for the New Orleans and Gal
veston districts were issued hero at 10 [
o'clock this morning by the weather bu- j
reau. The disturbance is declared to be ;
of marked intensity and to be central
over th<> gulf south of the Louisiana j
coast. It is apparently moving north-1
Warnings have also been issued for
Corpus Chris.I and Point Isabel, on the
Texas coast. Masters and pilots engaged
in gulf shipping are advised to exercise j
Torrential rains have been reported at j
many points in the Kulf states between
Florida and Texas today.
New York's Legislative Committee j
Begins Session at Chicago.
CHICAGO, August 23.?Xe w York's'
legislative committee, which was appoirit
ed to investigate the workings of direct
primary laws in various states, began a
two-day session here today.
The tirst fount in information was Mas
ter in Chancery G. Frederick Rush, who
in a carefully prepared statement out
lined the provisions of the now defunct
Illinois law. which failed to survive a test
case in the supreme court of the state.
All*. Hush declared in favor of direct
primaries, severely scoring the party cau- j
ens as undemocratic.
Roy O. West, chairman of the republi
can state central committee, and 12. O.
ShurtlefT. speaker of the Illinois house,
arc expected to spread more light on the
experience Illinois has had with Hie
direct primary. Later the commission
will hold sessions In Michigan and In
Falls Into the Seine, but the A via-1
tors Are Saved.
PARIS, August 23.?The Bayard-Clem
ent dirigible baJloon, after making a
flight here today, fell into the Seine.
The aviators on board the airship were
The Bayard-Clement dirigible balloon
was built in Paris last fall. It is about
1K(> feet long and has a capacity of :i,50f?
cubic meters. The car is built of steel
tubes. The airship is fitted with a steel
covered engine house and a shelter for
the pilot and passengeers. The motor is
attached to the frame by strings, so as
to prevent the vibration from being
transmitted to the frame work. The bal
loon is driven by a wooden profiler
about fifteen feet in diameter, which
(lias a speed of 350 revolutions a minute.
Federal Regulation of Food Laws
Features National Convention.
DENVER, Cok, August 23.?Seeretary
of Agriculture James Wilson, Dr. II. W.
Wiley, chief chemist of the Department
of Agriculture, and food expert# l'rom
almost every state in the Union, are here
to attend the opening tomorrow of the
national convention of pure food and
dairy commissioners. . ....
1 The old fight over benzoate of soda Is
1o be overshadowed by the question of
federal regulation of food hiw.s It is the
contention of some delegates that the
"model state" law. as framed by <'om
missioner 10. F. I^add <?i South Dakota,
should prevail.
"The federal law has been adopted to
give uniformity." said Secretary Wilson
in an interview today. "Twenty-five states
have adopted the federal law without ma
terial change. The way to Ret a model
law is not to undo what has been done,
but rather to change the federal laws
where defects arc found."
George McCabe, solicitor of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, contends that to
change the federal law for the Ladd
"model law" would be unwise. The Ladd
follower.") assert that the federal law is
not suitable for. the needs of all the
Norfolk Youth Loses Life a Short
Distance From Shore.
NORFOLK. Va? August 23.-Gerhard ]
Lauterbach, aged sixteen years, son of
Reinhard Lauterbach, was drowned while
bathing at Virginia Beach yesterday, bat!
a short distance from shore. ,
Another youth far out, feigning danger,
attracted all attention from young I.au-1
terbach, who might have otherwise been
Grover L. Cuthriell, aged twenty-four, i
son of Police Capt. George L. Cuthriell of
Xorfolk. was drowned at Rocky Mount, i
X. C\, while engaged in bridge construe- j
tion Sunday.
Conductor and Motorman, Covered i
With Revolvers, Compelled to
'?Cough Up."
Spat ial lM*<r>atcti to The Star.
SOUTH INGTON. Conn., August In
true western stile lust night two masked
highwaymen stopped a Connecticut Coht
pany trolley car bound from Lazy Lane
to Lake Conipounoe, by placing four
railroad ties across the tracks, and forced
the crew of the car, at the point of re
volvers, to give up everything of value
in its possession.
The line on which the hold-up took
place runs from the main line in Soiith
ington througli the woods to Lake <"oni
pounce, the scene uf the hold-lip being
at the foot of a steep grade near West
Southington. The trolley, which was in
charge of Conductor John Adams a in I
Motorman William J'ricc, was suddenly (
checked from being seriously wrecked by j
the motorman, who saw a. pile of rail- ]
road logs across tlx- rails. As soon as
the car was brought to a standstill the
members of the crew stepped oft" the car.
preparatory to removing the ties from
the rails. Tlx: masked men, who ap
peared front the side of the toad, armed
with revolvers, told them to throw uij
their hands.
In trte meantime, two woman passen
I gers, Mrs. Helen BolTis and hep daugh
ter. Miss Mabel Bollis of liristol, suc
1 t-eeded in escaping.
The masked men commanded the con
ductor to take off ids hat and place all ,
the money in his possession in it. W Idle j
this was being done the motorman was
being covered by the second masked man.
When $40 had been placed in the hat
the conductor was forced to throw in his
watch. With a revolver at his head, the
motorman followed suit, placing a W
watch with the booty.
When everything of value had been tak
en from the crew the highwaymen re
treated toward an unused road, still cov
ering the trolleyman. Before leaving the
crew one of the masked men considerate
ly gave the conductor 50 cents to be used
I for change.
The men ran up a hill road an<r disap
peared in the woods. The trolley men
continued with their car to Lake* Com
Indians Burn Aged Woman.
Special r?i?[iBtoh to Tbe Stur.
EL PA80, Tex.. August i).?Believing
a witch brought on a smallpox epidemic
that caused the death of many of their
children, the Indians of Huetjotzingo. la-er
Pueblo. Mexico, it was teamed today,
burned to death an aged woman, named
Juane Demirez. They ban leaded all the
exits of her house, set lire to it and
watched her perish in thf' flames. The
woman was very old and was regarded
by both Mexicans and Indians as a witch.
Acting Secretary Winthrop
Sees Fleet Target Practice.
Will Witness Work Carried on by
Battleships at Anchor in Hampton;
Roads Put to Sea With Adjusted j
Sights and Fresh Supplies.
NORFOLK, Ya.. August 23.?Following
an inspection yesterday of the Norfolk'
naval training station at St. Helena, where
gen? ral improvements are being planned, i
anrl a subsequent inspection of the James
town exposition grounds. whi< h the gov- 1
ernment contemplates purchasing for a
naval training and coaling base on Hamp
ton ruads. Acting Secretary Winthrop of
the navy was today with Rear Admiral
Schroeder's Aitlantic battleship fleet on ?
the southern drill grounds off Cape Hcnrv.
where the fleet is now engaged in deep
sea evolutions and target work Just
how long Secretary Winthrop will
remain with the fleet is not known. He
went out early today, and, although the1
desired o eati swell for target filing under]
such condition.-- was lacking, tlie weather
was clear, making gunnery demonstration
work, as a whole, quite satisfactory.
Watching Target Practice.
The target work witnessed by Secretary
Winthrop today consisted of gunnery aim
at target rafts at anchor while the ships
steamed over the drill grounds at different
speeds. Wireless communication between
the ships at sea and the Norfolk navy
yard being all in code, the results of the
target work could not he ascertained
during the day.
Acting Secretary Winthrop during the
target work of the day trans/erred by
launch from one battleship to the other
i as they were called in turn to the target
ranges. It was his desire to witness the
behavior of the big guns while in actual
operation, and this could be done only on
shipboard, where the gunnery practices
were in progress and the guns were being
fired. Mr. Winthrop is expected to re
main at sea with the fleet tonight so as
to enable him to witness the night target
practice made j>ossible by the powerful
; searchlights carried by the warships, and
which the ships have not been engaging
i in for some nights past.
Battleships Leave the Roads.
The battleships Connecticut, Nebraska,
Minnesota. Ohio and the Georgia, which
had been at anchor in Hampton roads
since Saturday, adjusting nun sights and
receiving ordnance stores, as well as
fresh meat and vegetables, put to sea
under skies of blue at ?? o'clock this
morning. The auxiliary Yankton fol
The scheduled "battle practice" work
did not take place today and will not
be witnessed by Secretary Winthrop, un
less he remains with the fleet several
days longer. At the Norfolk navy yard
this forenoon it was sa.d the torpedo
boats Nicholson and O'Brien and the
battle practice barge No. J, which are
I to be used as actual targets in the "bat
tic work, have not yet left the yard, and
that they would not be carried to sea
until after tomorrow.
Connecticut Guardsmen Couldn't
Stand Rigors of War Game.
NEW HAVEN August IT!.?Only a
! fourth of the members of the Connecti
I cut. troop who w ent to the war games
before- Boston were on the transport
Meade when it returned yesterday. Of
the '.<00 who started a week ago nearly
7< o are on the hospital list either here
or in Massachusetts.
Many men were exhausted l>y the lack
of tood, the impure dnnktng water and
the inadequate protection from three
days' rain wh.ch accompanied the in
vasion, and were Sent home during the
week, while the others were left m the
hospital camps.
Ueneral tauiiro of the commissar} de
partment is regarded as the eausc lor
| the large hospital list. No serious cases
j nave developed, and the members of the
companies are expected to recover soon.
Kills Bull Elephant While Alone in
East African Jungle.
NA1ROU1. British East Africa, August
ti-:.?Col. Theodore. Roosevelt, who is now
hunting in Kenya.t one of the; seven (ad
ministrative provinces of. British East
African protectorate. kille<l a bull elephant
Saturday. The animal's skin Is being
taken care ot by Edmund Heller, the
zoologist of the Roosevelt expedition, and
E. J. < 'unninghame,, the British naturalist.!
Col. Roosevelt is hunting, without anj
companion, toward Mweru.
Kermit Roosevelt and Leslie A. Tarlton
of Nairobi are hunting along tne rtwato
Nyiro. the pr.ncfpal stream in" Kenya.
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Formal Pleas-by D. L. Persch to In
dictments for Grand Larceny.
NEW YORK, August li-'!.- Pleatf of not ,
gullt> were entered today by Donald'L. i
Persch to two indictments charging'
grand larceny in the tirst degree- in eon- j
nection witli the Joyce-Windsor Trust j
Company $."?ot?i;io loan deal. Persch wa* j
expected to make a statement explaining:
several features of the case that'are still
more or less'mysterious, but the proceed
ings .in the court were purely forma).
Persch's attorney entered his pleas and j
he was sent back to the tombs without
more than a dozen words being spoken.
Complaints and Protests by Tourists
Break Down a Conductor.
SAN FRANCISCO. August 2.1,-Vieorgp
L. Root, a jourist conductor of .the Chi
cago, Burlington and Ciuincy railroad,
who was found wandering about the rail
road yards in a half-demented condition
yesterday, attributes his mental break
down to the complaints, protests . and
questions poured into his unwilling' eats
by a party of tourists of which he was in :
charge <>n tlio trip n* the coast from j
Kansas City. In one of his lucid inter-,
vals at the hospital lie said that.he was'
a brother of F. B. Root, city ticket ^agen) '
of the Chicago. Burlington and (Julncy at I
Kansas City. He declared that the^woesi
of his charges after a slight aCfUJent in J.
Colorado caused his mind to become un-f
balanced from worry. '
McKees Rocks Rioters Forced
by State Constabulary
to Stay Indoors.
Turned Over by Company for Pro
tection of Life and Property.
Six Known to Bo Dead and Ten
Fatally Injured in Last Night's
Battles ? Guards Ordered
to Shoot to Kill.
I he strike situation at McKees
Rooks today is one of quiet anil
apparent peace, and there is bu
little evidence 01 the serious fight
ing ihat took place last nighi.
1 he constabulary arc in complete
control of the situation, and are
'handling the affair without
gloves. rile tendency len
iency that has been apparent h< -
I cause of tlu- fact that Slierif"
I (juinbert did not want to use ex
: treme measures has given place
I to one ot stern repression, and
the state troopers are holding up
and searching every person found
? 011 the streets, and when any arm>
i are found that person is at once
I placed under arrest.
( apt. \\ illiani Marsh assumed
1 command of the constabulary tlii ^
; morning, and is repressing ail
I signs ol any outbreak. His or
; ders to his men are: "Search
! everybody and take no chances."
1 < )rders to halt it not obeved arc
i followed by a rifle shot. Whet;
| any crowds ot men gather the
?troopers ride them down and
j scatter them.
J he Pressed Steel Car Com
pany officially turned over its
plant to the county sheriff af.
j noon, in whose hands it now is.
1 he county sheriff in turn has
I placed the responsibility of the
j protection of life and property in
the hands of Capt. \\ illiam Marsh
of the state constabulary, who
now has under him 115 deputies
and troopers.
PITTSBURG. August . 23,?News from
the strike zone at the -plant of th.r
Pressed* Sfeel Car Company at .McKees
Rqcks today comes like 'the \alni after
a storm. With the exception of1 a club
bing: administered .to -a physician wl.o
loitered longer . than ? tin; state troopers
J thought wise, there was no violence of
any sort on the - scene of lasl night's
wild disorders. Hy ? 110&11 today the
streets of .McKees Kocks wre absolutely
deserted save for a few mounted state
troopers, who, with carbines unslung and
riot maces drawn, walked their horses
, along sidewalks inspecting houses and
stores for crowds of strike sympathizers.
| McKees Rocks presents a s.-ene analogous
I to ;i l)< leagxiered <ity. business u
; being ti ansaetftl. oven' small stores h;i\??
j been eloscd. and tic railroad depot < !> ri,<
| and operators are working under giinrd.*
tidiness of the situation. ho?v
1 ever, indicates anything but a spirit ..f
peace. While ihc strike sympathisers
are iioi being allowed to'mobilize, it* is
I believed ihat behind t.he closed doors
their Ironies they are but waftirtfc*f<fh*'tIv
| cover of darkness to again resume their
| violent disorder of !a.-.t night.' ? ' ?
In anticipation of renewed rioting <\ti>
Marsh, commanding Hie state .onstabi*
larv. and Addison (jpinl?ert,4 sheriff ' of
Allegheny county. t communicated \\ iyi
(.iov. Stuart at Harrisburg eoneen ipg jh>
I advisability of .bringing additional com
panies of 1 lie ? state militia or constabu
lary into tiie McKees Hocks district. Tat;
sheriff acknowledges*tiie situation as
trcinely. tense^ ||n^evcr. bo:h he ,<nf1 i!?e
sjate ^constabulary officers believe thvv
can control tly^ excited fyreign strikers n"
granted a few additional'deputies andr
mounted trotip^r^.*
. ,List of .the Dead. t
Following i* a correct list of the known
dead in last night'* rioting:- , ? - j
Harry ISxIer. deputy sheriff.
tleorge MillhaHzer. striken. t , ,
John I*. Williams, trooper.
? Anton Gubernet. striker. *
inidentltied white man, believer! to be
striker. ? , , , . n
- Jofeiv c. Smith, trooper. ?
Among the several score-injured ten are
in a precarious condition, -md it is stated
at the; hospitals thai most of tiiem wid
succumb before marty hours: ' ? i
Shooting which?continued from various
sections of the strike ?one afier the main
battle had been fought last night did no'
reach .serious proportions.- and The troops
remained 'close to- the- plant. Just as
dawn was breaking the constabulary,
mounted and ? neavily 'armed, rode t-? the
scene of last night's earnag and gath
ered every particle of 4vid nee. Hats/
collars, coats and other soaring apparel
were found and taken to the company's
office. Kvery possible effort will be made
U>. locate the owners ofc these articles,*
with a view of arresting'them In connec-'
tion with the deaths of fh'e officers.
/' How the Blot Started.
An investigation by the Associated
Press shows. thef entire trouble resulted
from the fact that three new members
of the state constabulary refused to. obey
the commands of strikers when'/irdered
frp?i hi ?stffi^t car. Thcs > troopers, on
their way from Oreenshurg.* Ba., to the
plant, were in citizens' clothes.
All were armed. For the atrlk

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