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more *^retoii of fede *af authority in the
exercise "^f ? control <?wr our industries^)
than In 4gtQAding to them a constant
fostering c(V.
"The investor in c?*njorate securities]
needs the protection \ thich comes from ]
super\1sion anrJ publicity. The New York |
Bar Association recentl.V recommended a!
law permitting corpoi Utions 10 issue |
shares without a par viilutv and as rep-1
resenting only alUtuot pa rts of the owner
ship. TIjt proposttion. . t was said, had'
attracted a irreaA e'eal of sympathetic j
support ffxnu busItKE:^ men who were
looking for a way of reconciling the I
necessary methods of bu(sin?-s with the;
intcre^s of ethics. , tnd who feel that j
they have ba-n dlsturt >odj by the apparent]
conflict, and more than an apparent con-j
flict. between the imh ersal practice that !
we know iir fihe orgmiVzation of corpora
tions with capita] stork?< not. perhaps, en- J
tlrely within the tiom* Is of the figures j
that have been annowi to the money |
value of the property. Never waf more j
serious charge <iotiveyecJ in softer phrase, .
and never was father confessor more j
gentle In rebuke.
Makes Broad Chanare.
"Stripped of its euphemism, the charge
;* that fslwhood unlversai^y prevails In
th+ capUaJi^?tlon of corporations, and
the utmost extent of thr? remedy proposed
is i-ilenee. A watered share, having an
announced pa* value Is a positive mis
representation; * share issued as an
*liquot parf is an rfsqufvocagkiij. It gives
no Information. nnd it criec caution only
to the itiltiated. Why not haw; it speak, ;
and speak the truthT"
The speaker gave a r*jvie\? of. the enact - |
ments of Congress and the various states. >
and said: "We tfrid Jn our legislation i
some enactments that are crude,
'?uperfluout-' and mlidlrt and some
that may wear the mat k of false pre
tence, but in the main it is well-intended
?ind measurably efficient of Its purpose.
The striving manifested Js for a purer
public life, a jnare- perfect administra
tion of justice," & kindlier dealing with
the unfortunate aty! the cr.ring, a. more
general education of. the ponplc, the pro
tection of every man' Jn the earnings of
Ms labor, the betteritifnt p f material
conditions, the conservation- of health,
the promotion of morals and more equal
opportunities for all in the stnugglc of
life.
"In an effort of this kind, wo njay ex
pect some mistakes, and can well afford
to bear with them **
Association of Law Schools.
In connection with the convention a.
meeting of the AssocVitlon of American
T,aw Schools will be b>3ld Wednesday af
ternoon, the annual addwss being deliver
ed by Charles Noble Gregory. dean of
the Iowa State University of Law. Prof.
Harold P. llazeltine of Cambridge Uni
versity, England, is ateo to speak on
"Legal Education in TOngland."
The discu<*k>n of the two papers will
he led by Dean James "Barr Ames of the
Harvard Law School. Sir Frederic Pol
lock and Dean (Wor/ce W. Kirclrtwey of
the Columbia I'niversity Law School. .Fri
day afternoon papers will he presented by
John H. Wlgmore, djean -of the Northwcyt
em Law School, and Harry Pratt Judsovn,
president of the University of Chicago, or?
the general subject of education preparau
tory to the study of la*-. Henry Wade
Rogers, dean of Yale Law School, and !
Prof. Henry M. Bates of the University j
of Michigan, will discuss Che papers. I
FEUD FI6HT CALLS OUT TROOPS
THREE COMPANIES OF MISSIS
SIPPI GUARDS AT MEADVXLLB.
Entire Town Involved in Guerrilla
Battle of Opposing: Clans?Mar
tial Law Declared.
Special Despatch to The Star.
NEW OB LEANS, La.. August 34.?Three
copaaiea of Mississippi National Guard
troops, B. C and H, are encamped in the
little town of Meadvllle, Miss., this morn
ing, following another outbreak of the
sanguinary Newman-Pritchard feud fight
in an attempts made to wipe out the last
member of tJhe Newman family, Dr.
Ernest Newman.
?Meadvllle is \ an isolated hamlet in
Franklin countyand not until this morn
ing did it develop that in guerrilla fighting
during the past few days have Dr. A. M.
Newman, his son. Lennox Newman, Cor
nelius Pritchard and Silas Reynolds fallen
victims of feodist bullets.
Last night's attempt on the life of Dr.
Ernest Newmaai brought the situation to
a head. The community arose in pro
test. Acting Gcw. vManship was appealed
to and he declared Meadville under mar
tial law. ordering three companies of
troops to the scene.
When soldiers ajrived late last night
they found the hamlet in a state of siege.
The four hundred residents were carrying
at!I manner of weapons; women and ehil
oren had beeu barred in their homes and
guerrilla warfare was on in full swing
With the arrival of the troops order was
partially restored, but "outlaw" members
of the clan^ are hiding In swamps and the
situation is menacing.
Fatally Shot in His Home.
Dr. Ernest Newman, who was hurt in
the feud battles of the last few days,
was standing near a window in his home
?ast night when a band of men galloped
into the yard and began firing. He re
turned the tire, but fell fatally wounded.
This skirmish reopened the hostilities
that had quieted down after a three-day
battle, and the entire town became in
volved in the fight that heretofore had
waged between the Newman and Pritch
ard clans.
The feud is of long ttandlng. It started
with political rivalry, and then the
"honor" ot a woman of the Pritchard
clan was assailed.
This precipitated trouble, that has re
sulted in the deaths of four, the fatal
wounding of at least three, while the
number of others hurt Is unknown.
Doctors have been sent from Jackson
and Natchez by special trains.
NEGRO SHOOTS TWENTY-ONE.
Then He Is Killed and Body Pub
licly Burned.
MONROE La, August 24 ? Half erased
either by whisky or cocaine. Bill Way,
a negro from Hinevilie.. Ark., dashed
down the main street of Monroe today
with a double-barreled shotgun, firing in
every direction.
Citizens returned the fire and the ne
gro Anally fell dead after receiving a
score or more of wounds. Twenty-one
citlsena were injured In the tight.
When the negro fell his body was
dragged tnto the street and later taken
to a public square and burned in the
presence of several thousand people.
Five Deaths From Pellagra.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., August 24?With
five deaths from pellagra in Butler coun
ty, three persons dying and five cases
under observation, there is almost a
panic in that section. The state depart
ment of health has been importuned to
send help, but Dr. N. Mason, the only
expert in the service, is investigating in
Clark county, where more than 100 cases
are reported. County health officers have
been instructed to isolate all cases and
watch them, with a view to determining
whether or not they are infectious.
Digger Buried in a Cave-in.
APPLETON. Wis., August 24. ?Standing
erect and with a shovel in his uplifted
hands, the body of Leo Alesch was dug
out of a cave m a gravel pit near her<
Sunday. George Miller, a farmer, whiU
driving past the pit, saw a slouch hat or
the top of the gravel. He picked it up and
discovered that it rested on a man':
head. Alesch had been dead severa
hours when his body was found. The pit
was about seven feet deep and all but ar
inch of the victim's heed was buried un^
der the cave-In.
Ship's Crew Affected With Cholera
BRUSSELS. August 'Zi.~The steamei
Singapore arrived here today from Riga
Russia, w Uh five members of her crew
dead, presumably from cholera. Tin
news has caused much apprehension. Th<
#ingapor? has been placed in quarantine
?THEY ARE HERE-ROOSEVELT PELTS GALORE
kp
KEGS OF PICKLED SKINS LEAVING THE FREIGHT STATION FOR THE SMITHSONIAN.
? ; ; .
First Skins From Africa Ar
rive at Smithsonian.
INITIALS ON THE BOXES
But Shocked Scientists Say Bad
Newspaper Men Did It.
NOT ALL ROOSEVELT SPECIMENS
There Are Others in the Scientific
Expedition, It Might as Well
Be Known Bight Now.
The hvig-looked-for collection of Roose
velt African trophies arrived at the
Smithspiii<in about noon today in a couple
filffiN KEYSJF CITY
Mr. Clagett Welcomes the
Sons of Veterans.
MEET IN HOTEL ARLINGTON
Valor of Confederate Soldier
Praised This Morning.
OTHERS DELIVER ADDRESSES
William F. Crude, President of the
Chamber of Commerce, Pre
sides at Session.
The valor of the Confederate soldier
was lauded today before tlie members of
the national encampment of Sons of Vet
erans, U. S. A., at the Arlington Hotel.
The Incident occurred during the ad
dress of Charles W. Clagett, a Washing
ton attorney, "who bade the Sons and
Daughter of Union Veterans welcome to
this city on behalf of the Commission
ers of the District ajid the Washington
Chamber of Commerce. JJe said it was
F
Francis E. Cross.
good to see so many members of the
Sons of Veterans, Daughters of Veterans
and the Auxiliary to the Sons of Veter
ans here for the patriotic purpose of com
memorating the bravery of the Union
soldiers and likewise the valor of the
Confederate soldiers. He said the cour
age of both was an American inheritance
of which all slrould be proud.
The public meeting, to which mem
bers of all patriotic societies in the
District had been invited, was opened
about 11:30 o'clock this forenoon in the
ballroom of the Arlington. Commander
in-chief Edgar Allen, jr., of Richmond,
Va., welcomed William F. Gude, presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce, and
other representative citizens to the
platform. Mr. Gude presided.
On the platform were Col. Edwin II.
Holbrook, commander of the Department
of the Potomac, G. A. R.; Gen. Thomas J.
Shannon, national commander of the
Union Veteran Legion; Miss Molly Don
aldson. president of tiie Auxiliary to the
Hons of Veterans: Charles \V. Clagett;
Capt. S. G. Mawson, senior vice depart
ment commander of the United Spanish
War Veterans, who represented Depart
ment Commander Lamb; Kev. J. 11. Brad
ford, chaplain of the Military Order of
the Loyal Leicinn: Mrs. Lewis, senior vice
president of thr oPtoifiar Woman's Roliff
Corps; Mrs. Marj Crenshaw, president of
of big: ?wagon?, and to the horror of the
Smithsonian officials each cask and pack
ing case was marked In big white letters
"T. R." It was strongly suspected that
this was done by New York newspaper
men for photographic purposes, but the
marks were there plain as paint could
make them and capable of7 being read a
city block away.
Richard Rathbun, the acting secretary
of the institution, and Chief Curator
Ravanel were present at the arrival, and
Mr. Rathbun declared that in view the
deception practiced in NeW York be
would allow no photographs to be taken
of the collection. In fact, he said he
had consulted a lawyer and was prepared
to have any one prosecuted who attempt
ed to make a photograph.
He ordered the collection at once placed
in the storeroom of the taxidermist's
shop, but decided after tho offending ini
tials had been turned to the wall that
they might as well be photographed again
if any one wanted to do It. Ah the most
of the newspaper photographers had al
ready taken pictures at the freight ya?d
the offer #as not generally accepted.
There were twenty casks and six
packing cases that contained the skins
of eighty-two big animals and scores
of rats, moles, rabbits and smaller
animals-that had fallen victims to the
gun and traps of Maj. Mearns, the head
of the Smithsonian forces with the expe
dition. The baYrels and cases did not
look essentially different from any similar
the Ellen Spencer Mussey Tent, Daughters
of Veterans, and others.
Chairman Gude extended a hearty wel
come to the capital to the Sons and
Daughters of Veterans, and explained
Benjamin J. Northcott.
that the absence of Commissioner Mac
farland was due to the recent death of
his father-in-law. former Commissioner
Dauglass. He said all those present, rep
resenting many states, have an inalien
able interest In Washington, "the fairest
of aJl cities."
"I am glad to see such a large gath
ering for such a. laudable and patriotic
purpose, and on behalf of the city I. ex
tend the right hand of welcome and fel
lowship to you all." Mr. Gude concluded.
Mr. Clagett welcomed the sons and
daughters of the former soldiers in blue
on behalf of Commissioner Macfarland
and the Chamber of Commerce.
, "I welcome you to your city," he said;
"for Washington belongs to all the
American people. You have an interest
in it because it is the Capital city and
the national city."
He enumerated the places of intarest
and the beauty spots In and about Wash
ington, and in conclusion said:
Hands Over City's Keys.
"I now hand you the keys of the city
and express the hope that you may soon
come here again."
Department Commander Holbrook, who
was presented to the convention by Col.
E. R. Campbell, past commander-in-chief
of the Sons of Veterans, received an ova
?tion. In his address Col. Holbrook said
he had bade the Sons welcome on behalf
of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Speaking of the civil war days, he said:
"For four long years the Grand Army
of the Union never took Its eyes off,this
city, nor its arms from around it, and
by*the grace of God this Capital city was
saved to the nation by that Grand
Army."
He congratulated the delegates upon
being sons of the sires who composed i
I that army, and with equal warmth con
gratulated the daughters of veterans.
Commander Holbrook said there could
be no successor to the G. A. R., but the
Sons of Veterans will be expected to
take up the "good work" where the
veterans leave off and to see that loy
alty is fostered and the principles on
which the civil war was fought and won
are carried out.
National Commander Shannon of the
Union Veteran Legion said the very first
camp of the Sons of Veterans?Custer. No.
1?was organized in this city in October,
188U. He added that the matter of admit
ting Sons of Veterans to active member
ship in the Union Veteran Legion *will be
taken up at the national encampment of
the U. V. L. to be held here two weeks
hence.
"We want you to perpetuate our glor
ious principles when we have answered
the last call," he concluded.
Heritage of the Daughters.
Miss Molly Donaldson said the heritage
of the daughters is the same as that of
the sons. She desired to dispel the idea
that the auxiliary is a social organiza*
tion.
"We* are banded together," she ex
plained, "to assist the sons in maintain
ing the glorious principles of patriotism
and to assist the members of the G.
A. R."
"Oapt. 6 G. MatfrHen. on behalf of the.
Spanish War Veterans,* welcomed the
Sons of Veterans. He said he was both
a veteran of the civil wav and the war
aggregation that might b? parked In
front of a wholesale grocery store or
down at the fish wharf, but they were
priceless at, jewels and precious stones
of smaller dimensions, of course, in the
eyes of the Smithsonian officials.
And there J11 another thing that does
not want to be overlooked by the read
ing public. That is that the trophies
aro really from the Smithsonian expedi
tion Jn Africa, and not a Roosevelt col
lection. with a big R. The former
President of the United States is work
ing for the Smithsonian as much as
any of the messengers and doorkeepers.
He said so himself before he left this
country. Of course, he is doing a little
different class of work, and he Is hav
ing "a bully time" doing it, according
to his own letter to Secretary Walcett,
but it is really a Smithsonian expedition
that is in the field, though the public
will probably insist on calling it a Roose
velt expedition, just the same.
Take Months to Mount Them.
Tho casks and cases were all duly
photographed and then they were moved
Indoors, where the work of unpacking
thorn and taking the skins out of brine
and drying them will be commenced at
onca It will take months before any of
the specimens are in shape for exhibi
tion. In fact, Mr. Roosevelt himself
may be back in this country in time to
see the first lion -placed on exhibition,
-but the skins will be inspected and
cured at once to prevent any accident
occurring to them.
with Spain. The patriotic efforts of the
Sons of Veterans is worthy of the high
est commendation, Capt. Mawson con
cluded.
Airs. Lewis explained her interest in
the gathering by declaring she was a
daughter of a veteran, the wife of a vet
eran and the mother of a veteran. On
behalf of the W. R. C. she welcomed the
sons and daughters of the former Union
soldiers and sailors.
Other speakers were Mrs. McCollough,
president of the Legion of Loyal Wom
en; Mrs. MeKenzie. president of the aux
iliary to the Union Veteran Legion, and
Commander-in-Chief Allen, who respond
ed to the addresses of welcome and read
a telegram from his home in Richmond,
which stated:
"Edgar Allen, 3d, arrived at B o'clock
this morning. Mother and baby doing
well."
The reading of the dispatch was greet
ed with cheers.
At the business session of the command*
ery-in-chief of the Sons of Veterans, U.
8. A., this forenoon, preceding the open
ing meeting, reports of officers were read
and committees named after the creden*
tiais of the delegates had been received.
Commander Allen in his annual report
favors the erection in this city of the
proposed national memorial hall and the
peace monument by the sons of Union
and Confederate* veterans. He made a
number of recommendations and con
cluded by urging the members to build
up the organization to the highest possi
ble plane.
Committees Announced.
Tho committee appointments were an
nounced today as follows:
On credentials?H. H. Hammar, Read
ing, Pa.; Frank E. Watson, Goldsmith,
Ind.; George 32. Hunt, John D. Hoper,
Paterson, N. J.; 1L A. Wing, Duluth,
Minn.
On ritual?George B. Abbott, Chicago,
Miss Molly Donaldson.
111.J Horace Shaw. Bath, Me.: William
Schneider, St. Louis. Mo.; Frank H.
Challis, Manchester, N. H., and LeGrand
T. Meyer.
On constitution and laws?Edwin M.
Amies, Altoona, Pa.; E. R. Campbell,
Washington, D, C.; Arthur B. Spink.
Providence, R I.; Dr. Ralph Sheldon,
Albany, N. Y.; Frank L. Shepard, Chi
cago, 111.
On officers' reports?R. M. Grant, Hart
ford, Conn.; F. T. F. Johnson, Wash
ington, D. C.; Charles F. Sherman, Mount
Vernon, N. Y.; Hy D. Davis, Cleveland,
Ohio; George O. Hurlburt, Slioreham.
L. I.
On resolutions?William T. Church of
Chicago, III.; E. R. Campbell of Wash
ington, D. C.; D. C. Tillotson, Topeka,
Kan.: E. L. Kelly, West Salisbury, Vt.;
W. F. Alcorn, Hartford!, Conn.
The members of Ellen Spencer Mussey
Tent, Daughters of Veterans, will receive
the delegates this evening at the Arling
ton between 7 and 8 o'clock.
The big camptire will be held, beginning
at 8 o'clock at the Arlington.
The national auxiliary to the Sons of
Veterans, and not the Daughters of
Veterans, is holding its convention at the
Arlington, conjointly with the Sons.
The state corporation commission has
issued a charter to the International
Match Company, Inc., of Roanoke, Va.
The officers are L. 11. Vaughan, presi
dent; W. R. Swctt, vice president; C. M.
Amies, secretary and treasurer, all of Rd?
anoke. Capital stock?maximum, J100.000;
minimum* jtf
MANY HEM TO DEATH
Lives Imperiled by Apartment,
House Fire.
.
BRAVERY OF FIRE LADDIES
Noted Agent of Humane Society 1
Among: Those Rescued.
PETS CARRIED OUT BY OWNERS
Woman Who Owned Building Risk*
ed Life in an Endeavor to
Arouse Tenants.
Special Di?patrb to The SUr.
NEW YORK, August 24.-Mr?. Cath
erine Campbell, one of the most active
workers in the Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals, of whom
brutal drivers in every part of New York
stand in constant fear, hud a close call
from either being: burned or crushed to
death by falling when Are started on
the ground floor of her home. No. 113
East 26th street, as 2:30 o'clock this
morning. Mrs. Campbell's life was saved
by two firemen, both of whom risked
their own lives in rescuing her.
Mrs. Indiana Glberson, owner of the
house and a widow of wealth, was fousd
unconscious on the stairs of the burning
building and would undoubtedly have
perished had not a policeman stumbled
over her prostrate body.
Mrs. Glberson and her daughter. Miss
Anna, spend the greater part of their
time at Carlsbad, only living in New
York three or four months each year.
Their private residence was recently fit
ted into an apartment house with a store
on the ground flocr.
The store Is occupied by D. Mayorkas
& Bro., dealers In rugs. Mrs. Glberson
2 h*r daughter lived on the second
floor The floors above are used as studio
and living apartments.
Aroused by the Smoke.
Miss Glberson was aroused this morn
lpg by smoke. She got up and traced
the source of the smoke to the dumb
waiter shaft. When she opened the shaft
the smoke poured out tn heavy black
clouds. She ran to the front of the
house and called "flre" until she attract
ed the attention of Policeman Norton,
"Lned ,n an ala?? and ran back
Jk ^5 house, where he discovered that
the blaze was in the rear of the rug
8tOr?t
I In the meantime Miss Glberson had
! aroused her mother. The pair hurried Into
the street. Than she remembered that
# ?. r$2.ttcn other member of
iy' 7_5ndy? * dog, which had
?5Ja? 8,*ti?2 to Europe with them.
Norton tried to restrain her, but Miss
Glberson went back through the smoke
and came out In triumph with the dog in
her arms. She looked around for her
M,*?^Cr>,t? V1 a h?n<lkerehlef for him to
He on. but Mrs. Glberson had disappeared.
fJi pr??\'ed i,iat "he felt responsible for
of he?" tenants, and when her
daughter went in to get the dog she
darted upstairs to arouse the sleeping oc
cupants in the house. Policeman Norton
hy 11 ding on the s^iie mis
sion and stumbled across Mrs. Glberson
-k k? Ja?d,l,n* at the second floor, where
m- i?"' ?Yerc0J1me by the smoke,
vived tior ? * a d?ctor soon re
W oman on Window Ledge.
A? the fire apparatus swung around the
corner, Capt. Clark of hook and ladder
No. 7. saw a woman standing on the
ledge of a window on the third floor
screaming hysterically because the heavy
smoke was trailing up around her.
. UP>" Clark: "we must get
her before she Jumps. Walt there," he
called to the woman, as he dashed up the
stairs of No. Ill, while Fireman Bren
nan went through No. 115. When Bren
nan reached the front room on the third
floor he found that a locked door barred
his progress. He rapped loudly. "Stav
out, called a feminine voice; "I'm coin*
to get out and I'm dressing."
But Brennan gave one warning cry of
the'dao?1 * ' 8WUI1* kl? ax through
There was no one visible in the room
when Brennan went in, but from the
depths of the clothes closet came a stream
?# ^monstjances. Brennan swung out
of the window down to the edge of the
second fl^r and dark, from the window
of No. Ill, did the same. They crawled
along the ledpe to the woman and held
her until a ladder was raised. When she
recovered from her fright she said her
name was Mrs. Catherine Campbell.
Another in Peril.
Mrs. Sinstrum. who lives on the third
floor in the rear apartment, was aroused
by Policeman Norton, and after hastily
dressing made her way to the fire escape
in the rear. She carried her fox terrier
Boxer with her, and as she went down the
slanting ladder she found that the task
of keeping the dog and her equilibrium
at the same time was impossible. As a
result she slipped when half way down
the ladder. Fortunately Prof. v?n Pa^er.
a music teachcr, was on the rear land-.
Ing of the second floor, and he bore the
brunt of the sudden descent of Mrs. Sln
strum and Boxer. He assisted her to the
street and then returned to his studio to
gather up his various musical composi
lions.
. We was warned not to go back, but he
insisted on returning to his room and
getting his music, despite the heavy
smoke which filled the home. When the
?rfII!.en.uro.t A* work ?? blase they
found that there was more smoke than
Are. and they finished their work In about
an hour. The damage, which was con
fined entirely to the rug store, was about
MAT ACQUIRE CONTROL.
Pennsylvania Railway Believed to
Bare Eye on Chesapeake Beach.
Ever since the statement was made
that the Chesapeake Beach Railway Com
pany intended to transform its operating
equipment from a one-track steam line
to a double-track electric road, rumor
has been active concerning the possible
changes in the {financial arrangements of
the company. It was stated today that
it is probable the Pennsylvania railroad
will acquire a controlling Interest, but
whether this was authentic could not be
determined because of the absence from
the city of all of the officers of the
beaoh railway.
Paul Y. Waters, general manager of the
road, and Mr. Jones, representative of
David Moffat, the millionaire banker and
railroad magnate of Denver, are in New
York today attending a meeting at which
the affairs of the road are under discus
sion, and it is Intimated that the par
ticular purpose behind that meeting lies
in the determination by the Pennsylvania
railroad whether or not It shall become
the real owner of the said line.
Greco-Turkish Situation Brighter.
The danger of a more serious rupture of
the relations between Turkey and Greece,
In the opinion of the American diplo
matic officers in Constantinople, seems to
have been averted.
In a telegram received at the State De
partment today the opinion is expressed
that the attitude of Greece toward Crete
is apparently satisfactory to Turkey and
that the incident Is closed.
McDowell A Son, contractors, of Pitts
burg. have commenced work on a flfty
thousand-dollar contract for the Jenner
Quemahonlng Coal Company, at Jerome,
tn the Meyersdale field, along the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad. The contract
calls for the erection of ferty-flve houses.
The company already has 110 houses oc
cuyiat
President of France Appears
on Field at Rheims.
FORCE OF WIND LESSENED
Improvement in Conditions Unftvor
able in Morning.
CTOtTISS FAVORITE FOR CUP
Experts Agree That the Biplanes
Hare Demonstrated Marked Su
periority Over Monoplanes.
RHEIMS. Fiance, August 114.?A black
flag snapping from a tall staff over th?
comriiittee tent in front of the tribunes
facing the aerodrome, and a signal that
said: "Wind is over ten metres a second,"
conveyed to the thousands of persons who
assembled on the Bet hen y Field this
morning for the third day of aviation
week the information that 110 flights would
be possible until the wind abated.
Owing to the unfavorable weather con
ditions the visit of President Fallieres and
the members of the cabinet to the aero
drome was postponed until later in the
week.
Wind Goes Down.
But later the velocity of the * ind hav
ing decreased perceptibly, the committee
telegraphed President Failieres to come,
and at 2:30 o'clock a signal was dis
played here indicating that the president
had left Paris.
President Failieres and the members of
his party arrived here at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. They were driven in automo
biles through a double line of cuirassiers
to the tribunes, where M. Fallieres was
given a rousing ovation. He at once
started on a walk down the line of air
ship sheds. At the Wright sheds the
presidential party was received by Hart
O. Berg, the European business manager
of the Wrights.
President Fal'icres said he had fol
lowed the experiments of the Wright
brothers at Le Mans with much interest
and he always had regretted that he
had had no opportunity of witnessing
their flights.
President Meets Curtiss.
As the president approached the shed
occupied by the Curtiss machinc Mr.
Bishop, who was doing the honors, ask
ed Curtiss to step forward. Curtlss re
plied, "I do not want to intrude myself,
but, nevertheless, upon the insistence of
Mr. Bishop, he took his place beside the
machine and was presented to the presi
dent of the republic.
; M. Failieres examined the Curtiss aero
plane carefully, remarking upon its small
j sise as compared to the others. One of
the mechanicians operated the aeroplane
while Mr. Bishop explained the manner of
maneuvering. At the same time he told
President Fallieres that Curtlss did not
speak French.
"He does better than that," replied the
president; "he accomplishes things."
With these words the president smiled
and, shaking hands again with Mr.
Bishop, Mr. Curtise and Commander
Charn. moved on to the next shed.
Among the distinguished newcomers to
day are MaJ. von Parseval, the German
dirigible balloon pilot; Leon Bourgeois
and M. Santos-Dumont. The last named,
although entered for some of the races
here, will not take part.
The committee has fined M. Lefebvre
H for recklessness during his maneuver
ing of Sunday, but it accompanied the
penalty with a characteristically French
appreciation. It congratulated the aero
naut on being fined.
Count de Lambert Defended.
The friends of Count de Lambert today
met certain criticisms of his prudence
with the explanation that while once
very wealthy, the count was now in re
duced circumstances and had to earn
a living for his wife and children by
acting as a professional pilot for the
Wright Company.
Many interesting questions have been
raised by this new sport of racing in the
air. The fact that there have been no
serious breakdowns or accidents, even
when the machines were flying in a wind
of twenty-six miles an hour and encoun
tering difficult eddies of air. Is regarded as
ample proof that the aeroplane already 1s
a practical machine, whose further devel
opment is only a question of time and
money.
Biplanes favored.
The experts differ as to the respective
merits of biplane and monoplane and the
various types of machines in each class,
but It is unanimously held that the fu
ture of aviation depends upon 'the per
fection of the motor. The Qnome, a re
volving self-cooling motor developing
fifty horsepower and weighing only 150
pounds, employed by M. Bunau-Varilla,
has attracted much favorable attention.
The experts agree that the biplanes, thus
far have demonstrated marked superiori
ty, stability and possibilities in a wind as
compared to the monoplane. No mono
planes have, ventured out except in abso
lutely calm weather.
The brilliant performance of last even
ing by Glenn H. Curtiss, the American
aviator, who covered a lap of six and one.
fifth miles In 8 minutes and .'45 2-5 sec
onds. makes him a favorite 'or the big
event of the meeting, the international
cup, but there is little actual batting.
The rule that requires the contestants
in this event, which will take place Sat
urday, to start before 5 o'clock In the
afternoon gives Curtlss much concern, as
the calm of evening seldom sets In before
half past 5. It is evident that the Ameri
can hps no liking for wind.
An Unfortunate Misunderstanding.
An unfortunate misunderstanding arose
yesterday after Curtiss had completed
his flight. The committee decided to pen
alise him one-twentieth of his time in the
Prix de Vitesse for failure to qualify
Sunday- Curtiss and Cortlandt Field
Bishop, the representatives of the Aero
Club of America, protested energetically.
They claimed that it had been distinctly
agreed that Curtiss could qualify any day.
Furthermore, they pointed out that the
rule cited penalized also those pilots who
qualified but failed to complete three
rounds, and that this penalty had not
been applied to Blerlot and the other
French aviators. The committee there
upon reconsidered its decision, and after
receiving Curtiss" word of honor regard
ing his understanding the ruling was
withdrawn.
Commander Frederick L. Chapin and
MaJ. T. Bentley Mott. respectively the
American naval and milttary attaches, as
well as other foreign attaches who have
come down to Rheims, are Interested
chiefly In the endurance and weight-carry
ing teats, as these are the main consid
erations from the military standpoint.
They all seem to regard the Wright mod
els and the Paulham biplane as superior
in these respects.
Sundays Deny Auto Accident.
CHICAGO, August 24.-A telephone mes
sage received here today from Mrs. "Bil
ly" Sunday, wife of the evangelist, denies
that Mr. and Mrs. Sunday were victims
of an automobile accident near Laporte,
Ind., yesterday. Mr. Sunday and his wife
are at Winona Lake, Ind.
Frisco Enters New Orleans Sept. 1,
NEW ORLEANS. August 24.?After
many delays and much difficulty In se
curing an entrance into New Orleans It
was positively announced by Frisco rail
road officials today that the trains of
that system would be run into tills city
September 1. It Is planned that the road
Shall eventually run Into New Orleans
on its own tracks. In the meantime the
tracks of the Louisiana Railway and
Navigation Company mill be used be
tween N?? Ox leans and Baton Rouge.
Quiet at McKees Rocks as
Funerals Pass.
TROOPERS GUARD STREETS
Strikers and Sympathisers Held in
Awe by Armed Force.
AFRAID TO HOLD MASS MEETING
Eugene V. Debs Was on Hand t?
Address Workers at Indian
Mound.
PITTSBCRG, August 24-With tp?
armed guards at the Pressed Steel
plant augmented by the arrival of Troon
B. Pennsylvania state constabulary. from
Wyoming, Pa., and the attention of th^
strikers and sympathizers occupied in
burying their comrades killed in Sunday a
riot, conditions at McKees Rocks today
were quiet. Troopers arc now in posses
sion of every part of the strike z,-?ne. I'n
less by assault there is no way of ap
proaching the big mill by persons not de
sired.
About 1,000 imported men are busily
working in the car plant today. Reports
from the hospitals today state all the
Injured are Improving.
The first funeral was that of Joseph
Hruska. a Russian striker. Interment
was in St. Mary's cemetery. Stowe town
ship, following church ser\1ces. Hundreds
of men accompanied the body to the
grave, but there was no demonstration.
Fearing the state constabulary would
raid them and arrest their leaders, strik
ers called off a meeting which was to
have been held at noon at the Indian
Mound. Eugene V. Debs, socialist candi
date for president last year, was at the
meeting place for the purpose of address
ing the men when the decision was reach
ed. Emma Goldman, reported to be here,
did not put In an appearajice.
Over fifty imported men quit work and
left the plant today. No effort was
made to retain them by the eompany.
Additional new workmen, it is said, will
be. brought to the mill.
State Police Reinforced.
The arrival of additional state polka
under command of Capt. Robertson of
the Wilkesbarre barracks early this
i morning evidently had a quieting effect
upon the foreign strikers and their sym
pathizers. Even at the early hour of
dawn the few persons who were going
about their business pn the streets car
i rled about them an air of peacea-bleness
i in sharp contrast to their agitated ap
i pearance of the past forty-eight hours.
The arrest of suspicious persons mill
continue today, according to a statement
I made by Capt. Marsh. An additional
| box car Jail was prepared before dawn,
as the two now in use ire overcrowded
with eighty-two prisoners.
The bodies of Troopers John Smith and
John L$. Williams were shipped to their
homes today, the former to Ontralla,
Pa., and the latter to Pueblo, Col. The
caskets were heaped with wreaths and
floral tributes, remembrances from the
state and county authorities as well as
comrades of the dead troopers. The
burial of Deputy Sheriff Harry Exley
was also held early today.
Premonition of Death.
It developed that Trooper William?,
Just before he left Greensburg. Pa., ex
pressed his belief to his comrades at the
barracks that he was on his way to his
i death at McKees Rocks.
j "Fellows," he is reported to have said,
[ "I feel certain that something is going 10
j happen at McKees Rocks, and for the
first time since I have Joined the con
stabulary I feel like turning away from
1 duty." Williams was oue of the first tu
fall In the Sunday night riots, and as hl?
body lay in the morgue yesterday the
features were hardiy distinguishable, an
after death he had been trampled and
beaten almost beyond recognition. it
developed late last night that Deputy
Sheriff Harry Exley did not fire his re
volver Sunday night until he himself waa
shot at and probably wounded, according
to a statement made by Sheriff GUmbecJ,
who absolved Exley of the blame of being
the. aggressor In precipitating the clash
between the authorities and the strikers.
GOVERNMENT ON WATCH.
Rumors of Prosecution of Car Com
pany on Peonage Charges.
Beyond admitting that instructions have
been given to the United States attorney
at Pittsburg to maintain close observa
tion of affairs at the plant of the Pressed
Steel Car Company at McKees Rocks,
near Pittsburg, officials of the Depart
ment of Justice would not discuss strike
conditions today. It is rumored here
that there may be prosecutions of offi
cials of the company on charges of peon
age. but this could not be confirmed.
Assistant Attorney General Russell, the
peonage expert of the Department of
Justice, had a long conference with Act
ing Attorney General Ellis today, but
neither would talk of the matters under
discussion. It waa reported that condi
tions at McKees Rocks were serious and
that the United States attorney at Pitts
burg is in frequent telephone communica
tion with the officials at the Department
of Justice. The reticence of officials here
adds to the general alarm felt as t? the
situation.
HYDRANTS FOR CHEVY CHASE.
Additional Fire Protection Granted
on Oftcial Recommendation.
Additional Are hydrants are to be placed
In Chevy Chase subdivision, following a
request from the Citizens' Association el
Chevy Chase.
On the recommendation of W. A. Me
Farland. superintendent of the water de
partment, the hydrants will be put at tfce
following points:
South side of Patterson street at east
side of alley; north side of Oliver street,
opposite west line of lot 58. square lSrt4j
north line of Northampton street, op
posite weat line of lot 22. square 18t*j
north line of McKinley street, opposite
west line of lot 22, square JS68; north
Hide of Morrison street, at alley near
37th street. . . .
These locations for fire hydrants are
so chosen so as to permit the erection of
additional hydrants when conditions de
mand. t
EXCISE BOARD TO CONSIDER.
Hears Plea of Columbia Turnrersin
for Liquor License.
At a hearing before the excise board
at the District building this morning
the Columbia Turnverein made a third
attempt to get a license as a club to sell
liquor. After hearing from the organi
sation and from persons who protest
against the granting of the license, the
board announced that It would go over
the records In the case again before an
nouncing Its decision.
Attorney W. W. Millan. representing
the protectants, declared that the neigh
borhood was a residential one. and that
many of the people living nearby were
opposed to the selling of liquor there.
In behalf of the Turnverein Attorney
Perclval M- Brown declared that a ma
jority of the owners of the adjacent
Iwoperty were not opposed to the grant
ng of the license, and pointed out that
the organisation would conduct the sale
of liquor In Buch a way aa not to disturb
the quiet of the neighborhood.
W. f. Lee. resident engineer in charga
of road-bullding with convict labor in
Augusta county. Va., has tendered hit
resignation to the board of supervisors,
to sccept railroad worV

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