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several other sheds to congratulate the aviator*, while Mrs. Roosevelt and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bacon visited one of the dirigibles and were Informed as to lis workings. Bleriot Clips Becord. Later the party witnessed the starts of Bleriot. Lefebyre. Delagrange and Bunau-Varilla. They raw Bleriot. just st dark, clip 5 2-5 seconds off Curtisa' fastest round in the international in a ten kilometer flight In the lap-speed con test. making the distance in 7 minutes 47 4-5 seconds, which is new* world record, and Henry Farman. who yester <lav won the Prix de la Champagne, ad.l to* his laurels by carrying two passen ger* around the course. ? , The ambassador expressed the opinion that the achievements of aviation week will have an echo around the world an<l mark an era in the life of humanity. It looks as if everybody would soon be on the wing." he said. The ?n?re part> were the guests of Cortland F.Bishop, president of the Aero Club of America, at dinner at the Tribune restaurant, re turning to Paris at midnight. Only Lefebvre and Farman appeared in the passenger-carrying contests late In th* afternoon. The former covered a lap with one passenger in 11 minutes 20 4-o seconds. Farman carried one passengei in 9 minutes 52 4-3 seconds and two pas sengers in W minutes and 30 seconds. Tomorrow's program Includes the prix rie l altitude of *2.000. to be awarded to the aeropianist attaining the highest alti tude: the conclusion of the passenger ana speed contests and long-distance flights bv Paulhan. Tlssandier and I^efebvre in efforts to beat Farman s record for the annual Michelin prize. Curtiss intends to try tomorrow to take the lap record away from Bleriot. Prize for Mechanicians. The committee announced tonight that in order to encourage mechanicians they had established a special prize. Every pilot starting tomorrow between and 5 o'clock will receive Ave francs for each kilometer covered, the money to go id the mechanicians, in addition to three prizes of 2.000, 1,000 and 500 francs to go to the pilots. , , t _ Among the new arrivals here are Oscar S Straus. American ambassador to Tur key; St. Clair McKelway of Brooklyn and Pranklin M. L/ane of the Interstate com merce commission. DELIGHT ON THIS SIDE. Aero Club to Give Curtiss a Big Reception. NEW YORK. August 28 ?The winning of the International aviation cup at Rheims today by Glenn H. Curtiss, the American aviator, was received in aero nautical circles and by the general public here with great delight, and preparations will be made to give Curtiss a hearty demonstration on his arrival from abroad. The American winner of the James Gordon Bennett trophy is expected to reach New York the middle of next month. Curtiss comes from Hammondsport, N. Y.. and there in the quiet of the vineyard country he turned over in his mind the ideas that led up to the development of his marvelous aeroplane. The aviator be lieved that high power could be controlled on an aeroplane Just as he controlled high power before on a motor cycle and won a race at Ormond Beach In time that has never been equaled. Curtiss worked quietly away in his airship shop at Ham mondsport day after day, and the ideas took definite form. Behind this quiet, unassuming American stood his wife, confident in his future suc cess and spurring him on when discour agements came. When Curtiss sailed away for Rheims early in the month his wife stood on the pier, and as the steam ship Savoie cast off her lines she called to him: "Be sure and bring back that cup. "I'll do my best." called back the aviator. "It won't be my fault if the American flag you gave me is not first across the line." Practiced at Mineola. Curtiss had been practicing with a bi plane at Mineola, near this city, for over a month before be sailed for France. His flights at Mineola convinced him that the. biplane could stand a higher power mo tor. He went back to Hammondsport and there built a new machine with which to compete for the Bennett cup. This ma chine. according to A. M. Herring, partner, of Curtiss, carries the largest and most powerful motor ever installed on an aero plane. though, oddly enough, the machine Is probably one of the smallest that have ever made flights. Curtiss took it abroad as his personal baggage, as it only weighs 400 pounds. The motor is a sixty horsepower affair. Members of the Aero Club did not in form Curtiss that he had been selected to represent America in the Rheims contest until about four weeks before his depar ture. and his biplane was hardly given a trying out on this side of the Atlantic before he sailed. Curtiss has promised to compete in the Hudson-Fulton memorial flights in this city the latter part of next month. The biplane recently used by Curtiss at Min eola was sold to the Aeronautical Society and is being flown by E. Foster Willard. With Mr. Curtiss in Rheims are Cort landt Field Bishop, president of the Aero Club; Tod C. Shiiver. Curtiss* chief me chanic, and Ward Fisher, a personal friend from Rochester, N. Y. WEIGHTS AT BERLIN. Americans Invited by Orville to In spect Machine. BERLIN, August 28.?Several Ameri cans were invited to the Tempelhof parade grounds last evening by Orville Wright and his sister. Catherine, to in spect the aeroplane with which Mr. "Wright is to make a series of flights here. They included Ambassador and Mrs. Hill. Gustave Scholle, third secre tary of the American embassy, and Mrs. ticholle, Mrs. Sutro and Mrs. Arthur Nevln. Mrand Miss Wright are stopping at the Esplanade Hotel. ZEPPELIN HAS HARD LUCK AIR&HTP FAILS TO REACH BER LIN AS SCHEDULED. Will Try Again This Morning, Starting Prom Bitterfield at 7 O'Clock. BERLIN. August 28.-A series of acci dents to motor and propellers and con trary winds combined to keep Count Zep pelin from the fulfillment of his promise to visit Berlin in his airship August 28. The Zeppelin III is now at Bitterfeld. having started from Friedrlclishafen at 4 :."V) a.m. Friday. The delay, however, will only last one day, for the count to night announced his intention of leaving Bitterfeld about 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, thus arriving at the capital at noon in the airship. The eventful voyage from Nuremberg ended this evening, and the crippled craft landed In the presence of many thou sands of spectators, who had waited long for its comhig. Crown Prince Frederick William and Count Zeppelin were to gether at the anchorage, and immediate ly telegraphed to the emperor requesting Instructions regarding when he desired the vessel to come to Berlin. The em peror replied: "Come tomorrow early." The emperor had been kept constantly informed about the airship's progress and was prepared throughout the day to proceed to the Tempelhof field to witness its arrival. It was difficult to convince the public that Count Zeppelin was not coming to night. and the streets and public places continued to swarm with thousands of expectant people. Extra editions of the newspapers Issued at a late hour con taining the news of the postponement of the count's arrival eventually caused them to disperse. More than a hundred special trains had brought crowds from the country districts, and these people are remaining overnight determined to aee the anxiously awaited landing of the Zeppelin III. . . Xfcs scene this evening at t&? landing place at Bitterfeld foreshadowed what is likely to happen at Berlin tomorrow. The crowds there could not restrain their en thusiasm, and broke through the cordons or troops surrounding: the airship. They cheered Count Zeppelin and the crown prince, and sang patriotic songs. The count himself was compelled to mount the gondola and request them to keep at a distance, owing to the danger from the inflammable gas. Even then they formed a circle farther away, where at a late hour they continued to watch the mechanics carry out the repairs. EUROPE HAS THE BEE. Nobody Talks of Anything But Air ship Possibilities. Spcci?I Cablegram to Tb?* Star. LONDON, August 118.?All Europe talks of nothing but flying this week. It is not the actual accomplishments at Rheims, wonderful as they are. which excite admiration, but the abiding faith of every one who witnessed them in the impending conquest of the realm of air. Plenty of men of sound judgment ex press the belief that this week's rccords will seem trivial no further ofE than next year's meet. Minister of Public Works Millerand re turned to Paris today after an exhaustive study of the aeroplane work now being conducted at Rheims. He expressed the opinion that the world was face to face with a revolution in the matter of trans portation and communication. The re sults obtained at Rheims. the minister said, demonstrated the possession of vari ous factors which, brought together and elaborated, were bound to make aviation a success. Flying in the air will soon rival railroads and automobiles, M. Mii lerand continued, and France could-well be proud of the achievements at Betheny. which were a proof of the resources and vitality of the nation. It was the duty of the government to aid aviation, and the minister said lie intended personally to neglect nothing that might be of as sistance to France's valiant flyers. GUILTY OP CONSPIRACY. Verdict of Jury in the Asheville Banking Case. ASHEVILLE, N. C., August 28.?William E. Breese and Joseph E. Dickerson were today found guilty of the charge of con spiring to defraud the First National Bank of Asheville, the jury, which has heard the case since July 26, coming into court at 9:45 o'clock with a verdict which recommended the mercy of the court. Judge Newman promptly sentenced each of the defendants to serve two years in the Atlanta penitentiary, the maximum under the statute, and to pay a fine of $2,500. Motion for a new trial and in arrest of judgment was made by defendants' coun sel and set for hearing before Judge New man, September 14, each of the defendants being required to give bond in the sum of $5,000 for appearance then, such bonds being promptly furnished. In the event that Judge Newman over rules these customary motions prerequi site to appeal, the defendants will appeal to the United States circuit court of ap peals, the appeal going to the court in the spring of next year with a possibility of decision in May on the question of whether errors were committed in the trial or whether the law justifies the ver dict. The jurors took three ballots. On the first ballot last night the vote was nine for conviction and three for acquittal. On the second ballot the vote was ten for conviction and two for acquittal, and on the third ballot taken this morning, the vote for a verdict of guilty was unani mous. SEIZURE OF FUR COAT. Daughter of Harrisburg Merchant Accused of Evading Customs Law. NEW YORK, August 28.?By orders of Collector Loeb of this port an in spector and two women employed in the customs service today visited the house where Miss Catherine M. McKee of Har risburg, Pa., Is stopping In Brooklyn, and seised a fur coat and other articles be longing to Miss McKee. * Miss McKee, who Is said to be a daugh ter of a Harrisburg merchant was ar rested when she arrived here last Wed nesday on the steamer Oceanic from Eu rope, after a quantity of jewelry which she had not declared to the customs officers was seized. She was released in $1,500 bail and was awaiting a hearing on that charge. Since her arrival she had been under the care of physicians. Reports from special Treasury agents abroad received by Collector Loeb caused the visit to her rooms today and the seizure of the other goods, which were sent to the appraisers' stores. BOTH DEFENDANTS GUILTY. Verdict Against Bank Wreckers by North Carolina Jury. ASHEVILLE, N. C., August 28.-The jury in the case of Breece and Dickerson, charged with conspiracy to defraud the defunct First National Bank of this city, today returned a verdict of guilty against both defendants. They were sentenced by Judge Newman to two years each in the federal prison at Atlanta, and to pay a fine of $2,500 each. Under Judge Newman's charge, the ury did not consider the case of Pen and, the third defendant named in the indictments. Counsel for the defense announced they will appeal. WANT MINIMUM RATES. Canadian Paper Makers Aroused Over Payne-Aldrich Tariff Duties. MONTREAL, August 28.?A delegation representing every paper-making con cern in the province of Quebec has wait ed on Premier Sir Lomer Gouin and Jules Allard, minister of crown lands, and presented a request that the government suspend its new tax of 25 cents per cord on pulp wood exported from this province The object of this request is to enable the paper manufacturers to comply with the requirements of the new American tariff, which Imposed a heavier duty on paper and pulp. The delegates repre sented to the premier that if this 25 cents duty were remitted it would en able them to meet their obligations under the new United States minimum tariff. Sir Lomer Oouin promised to lay the request before the cabinet next week. OFF FOR HONOLULU. Senator Dillingham and W. R. Wheeler Studying Immigration. SAN FRANCISCO. August 28?The steamer Alameda, which sailed today for Honolulu, carries as passengers Senator William P. Dillingham of Vermont, chair man of the immigration commission, and William R- Wheeler, formerly assistant secretary of labor, and still a member of the immigration commission. The two officials will make an Investi gation of Immigration conditions in the Hawaiian Islands, with a view to rec ommendations for future legislation by Congress. Murdered Wife With a Razor. BATTLE CREEK. Mich.. August 28.? William H. Crandell. thirty-three years old, killed hig wife here tonight by cutting her throat with a razor and then cut his own throat and is be lieved to be dying. Crandell had been an inmate of the poorhouse, but left the institution today and took a room across the road from a building in which his wife, who was one year his Junior, conducted a rooming house. He felled the woman with a cane and then attacked her with the razor. Bather Killed by Lightning. BAY CITY. Mich., August 28.?George Washington Krause, twelve years old. of this city was killed by lightning late today while swimming at Wenona beach. In plain view of hundreds of spectators on the promenade pier. Her man Hart, who was swimming near Krause, waa stunned, but recovered quickly enough to assist in bringing Krause's body ashore. FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM Strikers Tell Stories of Bru tal Intimidation. BLOODY SHIRT IS SHOWN Hearing Closes in Peonage Charges at Pittsburg. BATTLE TO REACH THE GATES Witnesses Exhibit Wounds to Com merce and Labor Agent?Prize fighter a Strike-Breaker. PITTSBURG. Pa., August 2S.?The hear ing of witnesses in the federal investiga tion of the peonage charges at the Press ed Steel Oar Company's plant came to an end this afternoon after twenty more workmen had told stories of cruelty and intimidation within the stockade at Jlc Kees Rocks. As a result of the testimony produced during the afternoon the immi gration bureau was called on by United btates District Attorney Gordon to inves tigate stories that foreigners had been brought in for employment at the plant in violation of the immigration laws. The Immigration department is to take up the investigation immediately. During the afternoon, while awaiting their turn to appear as witnesses, a party of strikebreakers, who escaped from the plant of the company yesterday, spied one of the special company police who are said to have beaten several of the men. They went after him and the chase led down 4th avenue, through the financial district. Several members of the mounted traffic squad rushed into the group as the maddened foreigners were giving the spe cial policeman a severe beating and stop ped the melee. Hush Money Offered. Evidence was brought out late in the afternoon that Sam Cohen, boss of the strikebreakers, had offered one of the men $100 "hush money" if he would stop circulating a petition among the men to the company asking for their pay, and later had doubled the "ante" as an in ducement to the same man not to testify before the federal investigation. On ad vice of Federal District Attorney Jordan warrants against Cohen and four members of the company police on charges of as sault were issued. It will be a week be fore Hoagland and the government agents will be ready to make their report on the peonage charges. They have considerable personal investigation to do. One hundred and fifty more men Joined a rush for freedom from the stockade at noon today. Several of them appeared voluntarily as witnesses at the federal in quiry later. Fifty more strikebreakers from Chicago were landed at the plant by river this afternoon, but it is said there are less than one hundred workmen with, in the stockade tonight. No pretense of operation was made in the carshops dur ing the day. Show Their Wounds. 'Witnesses exhibited many wounds dur ing the day's session of the federal hear ing. One of them created a stir by offer ing a blood-stained shirt in evidence. Frank Clancy, a clean-cut bricklayer from Chicago, concluded an exciting the.fl,5ht of the from the stockade yesterday with the declaration ^ to fight our way every step to the gates. Big Jack Shcppard, as big as the side of a house, tried to stop us but we beat him to it." Government Agent Hoagland. who is thM I 1? ou? lnvestiSation, asked: "Is that Jack Sheppard, the prize fighter who was at one time associated with the Monk Eastman gang at New York*'" les. that's the fellow. He has a broken jaw." a There was a ripple of excitement in the m "JT oomo when Martin Hartz. a Polish man produced his bloody shirt as the hM ?fube,1? beaten on the head with a blackjack. Hartz testified with the aid of an Interpreter that he was beaten be cause he asked for his money. A Touch of Humor. There was considerable laughter when Richard Moorrne, an excitable French man. took the stand. The Frenchman was so excited he could hardly talk co herently. ? sheriffs" , differ*n* kinds of g~ a-iss s&ns tedgesT"* ey had noth,n* on their f.^Vitne?SC8 who escaped by leaolnr nver t5rnerf?Ch?d? 1 vte Iast nlght told of being JUMPS FROM HI6H WINDOW MBS, CLARA PETERS NAR ROWLY ESCAPES DEATH. Was Not in Good Health and Suf fered From Hysteria?Hip is Fractured. Mrs. Clara Peters of 614 East Capi tol street, wife of Eugene Peters, jumped from a second-story window at her home shortly after 1 o'clock this morning. She fell on, an iron railing, suffered a com pound fracture of the hip and general shock. Physicians who were summoned say that she will probably recover. The patrol . wagon from the ninth precinct and the ambulance from Casualty Hos pital were summoned by the crowd that collected as the news of the affair spread throughout the neighborhood, but Mrs. Peters, who was conscious, but par tially hysterical, refused to be taken from the house. Dr. W. P. C. Hazen and Dr. James Douglas were summoned by the neigh bors and were still at Mrs. Peters' bed side at an early hour this morning. Po licemen Hanschlld and IShlers, who werp attracted to the house by the crowd, had to break in two doors in order to get to the rear to give Mrs. Peters assistance. As th?y reached the prostrate woman she was crying hysterically that there was h man in the house and asked for protection. Mrs. Peters is the wife of Eugene Pet ers. son of the late Norris Peters, who was well known in Washington as a lithographer, who made a large fortune. Mr. Peters, who 'had been for some time in a sanitarium at Hot Springs, was hi Washington several days 'ago, and is said to have made an unsuccessful at tempt to see his wife. Mrs. Peters left the house ? yesterday afternoon and took a ride in a large red automobile with a friend, who is said to, be a frequent caller at the house. She | returned about 5 o'clock and nothing more was heard of her until she jumped from the window. - William Kyle Anderson Dead. DETROIT, Mich.. August 2S.-William Kyle Anderson, a prominent capitalist of this city who was for two years Ameri can consul at Hanover, Germany, died today. Mr. Anderson was a native of Owenwboro, Ky., where he was at one tim* cashier of a bank. He was interest ed in many larg? enterprises. 1 Leads in 24-Hour Motor Race by 112 Miles. TAME FINISH TO CONTEST Nearly 20,000 Spectators at Brighton Beach Track. NOT DETERRED BY ACCIDENTS Distance Covered 117 SCiles Less Than Record of Last Year. Track in Bad Shape. SCORE OF THE RACE. Renault. Basle and Raffalo vlteb .1.05? - Rainier. Dlibrow and L.uad. . OSS Acme Wo. 3. Patcbeke and Maynard 883 Palmer-Singer, Leaeaolt and Howard 870 Allen-Kingston. Hughe* and Egioll 8?* Acme Wo. 4. Vantlne and Kayoub. TOO BRIGHTON BEACH. N. T.. August 28. ?The Renault car, driven by Charles Basle, won the twenty-four-hour automo bile rare, here tonight in go-as-you-please fashion. The car traveled 1,050 miles, 117 miles less than the record made by Rob ertson and Lescault last year, but 11^ miles more than its nearest rival in this race. The final scores were as follows: 85-43 horsepower Renault, Charles Basle and Louis RafTalovitch, 1,(60 miles; 45-50 horsepower Rainier. Louis A- IMsbrow and Charles H. Lund, 938 miles; 45-horse power Acme, No. 3, Cyrus Patschke and Maynard, 883 miles. The Palmer Singer was fourth and the Allen Kingston last. The first prize was $1,000, the prize $500, the third $300, the fourth $200 and the fifth *100. The special prize of $200, offered for the driver making the greatest mileage in any one hour, was won by Cyrus Patschke, who was |ea(\'R? In the'Acme No. 3 at the end of the first hour, when both Acme oars had traveled fifty-five miles. This equaled the mileage made by George Robertson and Fran* Lescault in the Simplex, with which they won the twenty-four-hour race at Brigh ton Beach, October 2 and 3 last year. Tame Finish. The finish was one of the tamest ever seen here in a contest of the kind. It was apparent early in the day that the Renault car would win, as it had held the lead by a continually Increasing margin. Basle showed good judgment at every stage of the contest, his work being devoid of any recklessness. The track conditions pre cluded any possibility of record time. Four of the racers which started at 10 o'clock last evening failed to finish?the Stearns, wrecked in the fatal collision last night, which resulted in the death of its mechanician. Leonard Cole, and the fatal injury to its driver, Laurent Grosse; the Fiat, wrecked in collision with the Alien-Kingston: the Lozier, which turned turtle on a turn early in the race, and the Houpt, withdrawn today. The last half -of the race was almost devoid of interest. Nearly 20,000 specta tors, however, witnessed the finish. Laurent Grosse, driver of the Stearns, whose spine was broken in last night s fatal collision, was operated on today at the Coney Island Hospital. His chances of recovery are slim. The other persons Injured will all recover. Thousands See the Finish. While there might have been a slightly smaller number of automobiles Inside the gates tonight when the time approached for the finish of the race, there were un doubtedly more spectators in. the stands and standing along the fence than there were to witness the start Friday night. The accidents that had occurred in the early hours had seemed to increase the attendance rather than diminish it, and the estimates of the size of the crowd varied from 15,000 to 20,000. Nearly 1,000 automobiles were packed along the fence or behind the grandstand and clubhouse. The Renault had taken the lead during the tenth hour and was never in serious danger of losing its advantage from then until the end of the race. After the record had been equaled during the first hour bv the two Acmes, the competing cars fell steadily behind the records made In the October race last year, and did not equal even the mileages made by the Simplex in the Motor Racing Associa tion's twenty-four-hour race at Brighton last month. The Rainier, after leading early in the race, and then falling back, took second place 1n the fifteenth hour and held it to the finish. The Acme No. 3 after a lot of ups and downs, took third place in the sixteenth hour and held it to the finish, when it was off the track for forty minutes. The race ended offi cially at 10:20 o'clock. Plenty of Thrills. The excitement experienced by the people who sat waiting for thrillers all through last night and the early morning hours should certatnly have satisfied them. There was an exciting time this forenoon, when the Lozier car took a flying leap and a somersault off the back stretch Into the outfield, and Driver Heina and his assistant were seen to lurch from the racer. A shout went up from the occupants of the grandstand, a? they were sure another tragedy had taken place, but they were reassured by the official an nouncer, who said no one was injured. The driver and the mechanician were cheered as they were seen walking back to their camp after abandoning the ma chine, which was demolished. The field this afternoon consisted of six cars, with the Renault holding a good, safe lead. The Rainier was a close second until an accident to the latter forced it to stay out for repairs for over an hour. Acme No. 4 then took second place, but as soon as Disbrow got the Rainier mov ing again he went after second place, and won it back In an hour. ? An accident to the Acme No. 4 put that racer farther back. The carburetter flooded and the wiring burned out. Re wiring was begun right away, but the mishap meant an hour's delay. This seemed to leave the finish between Re nault and Rainier, which battled so hard all night with the odds in favor of the Renault, as it had been going smoothly almost every minute since the start. Rainier Regains Second Place. At the finish of the fifteenth hour the Renault had made ?95 miles, which is six 1 y-six behind the world's record. The Rainier regained second place, with ?J21, and the Acme No. 4 went back to third position, with 615. Interest in the contest dwindled to the vanishing point with the early evening hours, as It became evident that the race was merely a walkover for the Renault. By the twentieth hour the Renault was an even 100 miles ahead of its nearest rival, the Rainier, and two hours later this lead had been increased to 117 miles. The Renault's mark for twenty-two hours was 305 miles, ninety-one miles be hind the record. By this time the track had become so rough that the most care ful driving became a necessity, but mile after mile was mechanically spun off. Maud Loses No Time. PperUl C?bl*rrani to The Star. PARTS. August 28.?Mr. Ritson, a rich American, living at No. 20 Rue Souree, engaged a governess of the name of Maud Hall. She had barely entered his service when she broke irito a cupboard and stole jewelry worth 18.000 francs, a sum of money and a quantity of valua ble furs. The police are looking for her. DEATH OF E. B. GOTTRELL ONE OF FIRST MEMBERS OF LOCAL STOCK EXCHANGE. Ptomaine Poisoning, Brought on by Eating Crab Salad, Cause of Death. Edward Bryan Cotterell. member of the Washington Stock Exchange and a well known local financial and real estate man, died yesterday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock at the George Washington Uni versity Hospital, following an attack of ptomaine poisoning. He waa taken sick immediately after dinner August 13, and as a crab salad formed a major portion of the meal it was presumed the ptomaines were contained in that. dish. Mr. Cotterell did not respond to the usual remedies for the disease and he waa removed to the hospital, where an operation was performed. Oedema of the brain developed and he never recovered consciousness after the operation. Ar rangements have been made to hold the funeral Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with services at the family home, 1741 Q street northwest. Interment will be made in Rock Creek cemetery. Edward Bryan Cotterell was born in Columbia. Pa.. August 6, 1846, and came to Washington in 1860. His first years here were spent In the lumber business, in which he was engaged with one of his brothers, the style of the firm being Cotterell Bros. About 1876 he entered the financial and real estate world, and he was the fourth of the subscribing members at the organization of the local Stock Exchange. Mr. Cotterell married Mrs. Catharine W. Ayres of Toronto, Canada, in 1876. She died May 19. 1908, and since that time he made his home with his stepson, Dr. W. Watson Ayres, at the Q street address. Deceased was in business for years at 1420 F street, and among his leading ventures In the financial world were participation in the organization of the Mergenthaler type-machine company, of which he was at one time a director, and in the financing of Greene Cananca and other mining companies in which many other local capitalists were in terested. Mr. Cotterell retained his seat on the stock exchange up to the in ception of his illness, and in spite of his advancing years he joined actively in the business of that body. Besides his stepson* Dr. Ayres. Mr. Cotterell leaves two brothers, William P. of Wilkensburg, Pa., and Henry L. of Hartford, Conn., and one siste^. Mrs. D. M. Boyd of Danville, Pa. He was a member of Lafayette Lodge. No. 19, F. A. A. M. TWO DEAD IN WRECK. Score of Others Injured in Head-on Collision. GLENWOOD, Mo., August 28?Two persons are dead and a score are Injured, six dangerously, as the result of a head on collision between a heavily loaded Wabash passenger train* No. 51, and a freight train one mile south of here to day. The dead: Henry Lodwig, Queen City, Mo. ? R. T. Thompson, Moberly, Mo., freight train fireman. The seriously Injured: N. W. Warnlcke, Centefville, Iowa, In ternally and fractured skull. J. W. Zeigler, mail clerk, badly scalded. V. H. Capper, passenger train fireman, back and side injured. T. L. Carney, baggagemaster,. internal injuries. Grover Clark, Trenton, Mo., back and shoulder injured. Mrs. Ida E. Thompson, Willmatheville, Mo., internal injuries. An extra freight train running at high speed collided with the passenger train on a curve. The passenger train was crowded with men, women and children, bound for an old soldiers' reunion at Glenwood. The cause of the collision has not been definitely determined. GETS VERDICT FOR $30,000. Insurance Agent Wins Suit Against Company for Damages. BRISTOL, Tenn., August 28.?D. H. Willard, a prominent insurance agent of Johnson City, Tenn., against whom in dictments have been made on account of alleged embezzlement of insurance money, In his suit against the Employers' In demnity Insurance Company of Philadel phia, wherein he sued for $50,000 alleged damages for breach of contract, has re ceived a verdict for 130,000. A motion of the defendant for a new trial of the case has been granted. The company has a suit against Wil lard to recover 112,000 alleged due from him. PRIVATE LANE WANTED. Soldier Charged With Embezsling Ten Thousand Dollars. Private William Lane, Company C, 22d Infantry, is very much wanted by the military authorities. It is stated. He is reported as having deserted while en fur lough at Fairbanks, Alaska, last January, and as having embezzled about $10,000 of government funds. In this case, as In the cse of all de serters, a reward of $50 has been oftered for the man'a arrest, but, under the cir cumstances, Is not regarded as a sufficient inducement for the arrest of a man who is believed to be principally involved in robbing the safe at Fort Gibbon. There are no special funds, however, from which a reward of $1,000 or more could be paid for his apprehension and the War Department has asked the con troller of the Treasury whether it is proper to draw on any part of the army appropriations for a reward of that char acter. FASTEST OF ITS CLASS. Battleship South Carolina Has a Successful Trial Trip. PHILADELPHIA, August 28.?The bat tleship South Carolina returned to Ctamp's shipyard today after having completed a most successful trial trip off the Dela ware capes in which it was demonstrated that the vessel is the fastest ship of its class in the navy. In the four-hour full speed run the 8outh Carolina made 18.88 knots, the contract requlrment being only 18.5 knots. In the five high speed runs over the measure mile the battle ship" attained a mean speed of 19.2B knots. During this standardization run the South Carolina's fastest mile waa 20.52 knots. Coa! consumption of the battleship likewise was superior to that of other ships in the four-hours' trial only 1.39 pounds per indicated horsepower being used. In the 17Vi-knot trial for 24 hours the South Carolina besides maintaining a speed average of 17.6 knots burned but 1.85 pounds of coal per horsepower. The battleship will be given finllshing touches at Cramp's shipyard and will be turned over to the Navy Deparement In about six weeks. PACIFIC FLEET SAILS. Begins Cruise That Will Last Until February 15 Next. SEATTLE, Wash., August 28?The Pa cific fleet sailed for 8an Francisco at 4 p.m., beginning a cruise which will con tinue until February 15, 1910. Three hun dred men enlisted for the fleet arrived today from Norfolk, Va. At San Francisco the fleet will receive 600 more sailors and take on ammuni tion, and on September 5 will begin the voyage to the orient. Leaving Manila, the cruisers in pairs, will visit various Chinese and Japanese points and will assemble off Yokohama before January 19. 1910. when the return voyage to Baa Francisco-will be begun* Holds Reception at Home of John Hays Hammond. REFUSES TO MAKE SPEECH Meets Several Hundred Residents of the City. THEN MOTORS TO BASS ROCKS Makes Eighteen Holes on the Myopia Course in 98, Which Was Better Than He Expected. BE7VERLY, Maw.. August 2R.?The quaint little north *hore city of Glouces ter had the honor today of entertain ing President Taft at his first public appearance since the beginning of his vacation. The President .has declined practically every invitation that has come to him since his arrival at Bever ly, and word of hiB going to Gloucester today had been kept a secret for a week or more. Gloucester knew of his com ing, but the townsfolk simply winked at each other knowingly and smiled inward ly at the chagrin which Beverly would suffer when it became ifublic that the President had held a public reception in Gloucester without having accepted any sort of invitation to meet the people of the town In which his cottage is situ ated. Mr. Taft's visit to Gloucester waa in compensation for his inability to attend the pageant of the Canterbury pilgrims held there just prior to the adjournment of Congress. The pageant was widely advertised as in honor of the President, and Mr. Taft was deeply disappointed that a crucial period in the tariff fight prevented his attendance. Today the members of the pageant committee and many other prominent cit izens of Gloucester were invited to the home of John Hays Hammond to meet the ! President. Mr. Taft, with Capt. Butt, his | military aid, motored over to Gloucester after spending the morning on the link* of the Myopia Club. Good Score on Myopia Course. President Taft had the distinction of making the eighteen holes of the difficult Myopia golf course in 98. The links are the hardest the President has ever played over and he had not hoped to get his medal score below the 100 mark. Tl?e greens committee of the club considered this achievement of sufficient moment to ask for the President's card to be placed among the club's souvenirs. Mr. Taft graciously complied with the request and the card took its place among the tro phies won by club members. The Presi c?eJow score P,a>'inS against Sheldon, treasurer of the re publican national committee, whom he de feated by several up, the exact scores not being announced. It was said there was no political sig nificance in the visit of Mr. Sheldon. Reception at Gloucester. [ The President's arrival in Gloucester was signaled by a salute of twenty-one guns by the naval dispatch boat Dolphin, anchored in the harbor. Mr. Taft, Capt. Butt, the Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Meyer and half a dozen others were .?ruests. ,of Mr. and Mrs. Hammond in the pretty Hammond summer home on Lookout Hill. The members of the pageant committee were entertained at an al fresco luncheon served on the elm-shaded lawns. At 3 o'clock the reception began. Sev eral hnudred residents of .Gloucester, in cluding the mayor and other city officials were presented to the President, who greeted each cordially. Some of the Gloucester folk had hoped the President would make at least a brief address, but he had declined that part of the invita tion and confined himself to the rather informal reception. A gold medal was cast for presentation to the President on the day of the pag eant. and it was sent to him at Wash ington when it was learned he would be unable to be present. This was regretted today, for the committee would have liked to make the President's day in Gloucester the more notable by a formal presentation of the medal with an ac knowledgement by the chief executive. Mr. Hammond will leave for Arizona Monday, and today's luncheon tendered by him to his summer neighbors of the fishing port was in the nature of a fare-1 well party for the season. After a reception at Gloucester this afternoon the President motored to Bass Rocks to call on a number of close friends from Cincinnati who are spending the summer there. Returning again to Beverly during the later afternoon the President and Mrs. Taft had a long ride up the Shore road. EFFORT WILL BE FUTILE. Comment on Report That France Wants Compact Extended. The published statement that the French government had opened negotiations with Washington for an extension of the pres ent commercial arrangement between the two countries until some time next year presupposes, it is declared, misunder standing on the part of France as to the authority of the President of the United States to entertain a proposition of that character. Under the terms of the new tariff act the present rates are to continue in force until March 31, 1910, when its maximum provisions automatically go into operation and are made to apply to all nations alike, except in the cases of countries wh4ch give to the United States the benefits of their maximum rates. In such cases the President is authorized and direct ed to allow to such designated countries the benefit of our minimum rates. Act ing under the terms of the new act, the President has already given notice to all countries which have had reciprocal agreements with the United States of the dates when such arrangements would be terminated that of Franoe, Switzer land and Bulgaria being October 31, 1910. ' These provisions are made mandatory and at the State Department it is de clared that it is not within the power of the President of the United States or any other authority other than that of Congress Itself to change them in any particular. The efforts of the French government, therefore, to secure an ex tension of the present arrangement be yond October 31, 1910, must necessarily bo futile. Refuse Access to Cholera Patients. PSKOV, Russia, August 28.-VThe in habitants of a nearby village today re fused to surrender a number of cholera patient for medical threatment. Later they attacked the cholera barracks, and the police had to be called out. Physi cians are now escorted by gendarmes on their visits. Scientists Visit Points of Interest. WINNIPEG, August 2S.?The delegates to the seventy-ninth annual convention Of the British Association for the Ad vancement of Science spent today visit ing points of Interest, no regular ses sion occurring until Monday. The wheat fields, Indian mounds and the mountains and the power plants were visited by groups of scientists according to their j various interests. Desertions Charged to Socialism. PARIS. August 29.?Several of the lead ing French newspapers call attention to the recently published army statistics as proof of the dangerous result of the anti military agitation carried on by the so cialist party. The number of deserters form the army last year was almost treble that of the previous twelve month*, there being nearly 16,000 in Paris alone. Mrs. 0. H. P. Belmont Holds Woman Suffrage Meeting.. MARBLE HOUSE THRONGED Fashionable Estate Scene of the Demonstration. GOVERNOR OF STATE HEARD Large Attendance Particularly Pleasing to Hostess?Considerable Sum Contributed to the Cause. | b to The Kt?r. NEWPORT. R. I.. August 28-The cauhe of woman suffrage was again ex pounded here this afternoon at the sec ond and last meeting which Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont had arranged for at her beautiful summer home, Marble House, and judging from the number of people who seemed to swarm along Bellevue avenue during the greater part of the | afternoon, toward Marble House, the In terest in the woman suffrage movement is on the increase here. It was thought Tuesday, when the first of the two meet ings was held, that there was a largo crowd of peopio present and that the limit had been reached, but today high water mark in the matter of attendance was reached and the number inside the marble-walled estate was close to seven hundred. While there were not a great many of tho Newport summer residents in the gathering, Newport's townspeople turned out en masse and besides, every ferryboat during the morning and early afternoon brought one or more automobiles from Narragansett Pier and Watch Hill with parties who were bound to Marble House. Providence and Boston were also repre sented with automobile parties. This large attendance was particularly pleasing to Mrs. Belmont and to those who have been assisting her in carrying out of these meetings and the large amount that has been raised in this way will go, it is understood, to the treas ury of the national woman suffrage or ganization. Gov. Pother Guest of Honor. Gov. Aram J. Pother of Rhode Islan-i was the guest of honor and also pre siding officer at this afternoon's meeting. Governor Pother receied a warm welcome when he arrived at Marble House. The governor was met at the main gateway ?by a representative of Mrs. Belmont, who escorted him to the villa where he was at once presented. By the time Governor Pother arrived at Marble House there had assembled in the tent where the meeting was to be held about 500 peopie, more than at tended the first of the meetings Tuesday afternoon and more than the tent could comfortably hold, many being obliged to stand on the outside. A finer afternoon could not have been had for the affair. Practically the same arrangements as prevailed Tuesday, in re gard to the handling of the crowd, the guarding of the house and for the con ducting of the meeting, governed today. American and the blue standard of the woman suffrage movement again floated in the breeze over the gateway ana over the terrace In the rear of the house, where Mullay*s Orchestra, from the New port Casino, was stationed to play durum the time the guests were assembling. The Meeting. The large tent in which the meettav ftt1 held Tuesday had been left standing fo* use again today. On the stage at one end of the tent were, besides Mrs. Belmont and Gov. Pother, Mrs. Stanley McCormlck, Mrs. Ida Husted Harper of New York, Mrs. Florence Howe Hall, a daughter of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, and honorary president of the Woman Suffrage Associa tion of the state of New Jersey; Mrs. Harry Hall, a granddaughter-ln-law of Mrs. Howe; Dr. Thomas Darlington of the health department of New York and Charles Zueblin of Boston, who was the principal speaker at the meeting today. Mrs. Belmont opened the meeting with a few words of welcome, and introduced Gov. Pother, who received loud rounds of applause. The governor made a short address, touching freely on the status of woman in this state, though he did not venture to express any views on th?i question of woman suffrage. He said that he had come to the meeting to listen to the arguments rather than to express any views on the subject. Prof. Zueblin. who was introduced by the governor, proved to be an interesting speaker, and his talk on "Woman's Place in Public Life" held the attention of all inside the tent until the end. Some Notable Guests. Prior to the meeting today, Marble house and its beautiful contents were open for public inspection. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hanan from Narrangansett Pier were among those present at today s meeting, while George E. Williams and Miss Virginia A. Sands were also over from the Pier. Mrs. James Battle, was present from Watch Hill, and a few of the other prom inent people noted In the large gathering were Mrs. Edward Lautcrbach. Walter Kirkpatrick Brlce. Mrs. C. Parker. Mrs. William C. Roelker, Mrs. William Fuller, Mrs. Herbert Johnson of Boston, Mrs. William T. Swinburne, wife of Rear Ad miral Swinburne; Mrs. R. Y. Darbv, and Mrs. W. C. Thompson. Capt. W. L. Lit tle and Mrs. Little from Fort Arms, Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, Miss I?ta Robinson, Mrs. Henry S. Redmond, Mrs. Charles M. Oelrichs, Mrs. A. Lanfear Norrle. Mrs. William Rockefeller. Mrs. James E. Still man and Mrs. John R. Drexel. LACK OF CAUTION CHARGED. Engineers, One an American, Held Responsible for Explosion. ST. PETERSBURG, August 38.?Joseph Meads of Baltimore and two local en gineers were today indicted for lack of caution in the matter of the explosion of August 14 on board the submarine Drag on, in which Meads and sixteen Rus sians were injured. Meads is employed here by Simon Lake of Bridgeport, Conn., the constructor of the submarine, and wan In charge of the vessel at the time of tho accident. The maximum penalty in case of conviction is imprisonment for one week, or a fine of $12.50. Boy Frightened; Falls Dead. CATSKILL, N. Y., August 28?Fright ened at the threat of a policeman to "take him along" for playing in a park fountain here, Robert Sims, a seven-year old boy, ran terror-stricken to his home nearby today and dropped dead at his mother's feet. More Wages Wanted. NEW BEDFORD, Mass., August 28.? The New Bedford Cotton Manufacturers' Association, it was announced today, met Friday to consider a demand from the 20,000 operatives of a ten per cent in crease. Their reply has been sent to the secretary of the Textile Council. The manufacturers refuse to disclore the na ture of this reply. Methodist Minister Dead. B08T0N, Mass., August 28.?Rev. Dr. Lewis B- Bates, father of former Gov. John L. Bates, and one of the most wide ly known Methodist clergymen in the east, died suddenly of heart disease at hie home In East Boston today. He was eighty years of age. During the Civil war he was an army chaplain. For many years and up to the time of his death he was pastor of the Meridian Street Church, East Boston.