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after my death. Inetead of your writing
to me and aaying go on father and set
married and be happy, you wrote to Hattie
Smith and said to her that If she
married your father, that you wpuld
shoot her and even described the revolver
that you would shoot her with. Well, 1
commenced then to give away my property
rather than have It come Into your
hands as you had often said If I pot
married that you would shoot me.
"1 gave Hattie at that time twelve
thousand dollars and have been giving
away ever since. At that time my Inventory
was ninety-three thonsand dollars,
instead of its now being less forty
thousand dollars; so If I had got married
and have died the widow's share
of my estate would not have been more
than one-third of what I have given away
rather than have you have It after your
being so mean to a father that has always
been so good to you. Tou can't
help but remember how many thousand
dollars I have given you, and all I have
got for my goodness Is to say you will
murder me If I made myself a little
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home ana ne nappy uie resi 01 my me
Instead of wandering around the world
alone the rest of my life. Think it all
over and see if you can be happy with
what you have done.
From your father. F. J. HURD."
Why He Didn't Harry.
The alleged threat of the son is communicated
to Mrs. Cramer in the following:
' Washington, D. C., March 28, 1908.
"My Dear Friend, Mrs. Cramer:
"You may think it strange that 1, with
my good health and vigorous constitution,
have never married again, and no
doubt you have heard me say that there
Is no real happy life only in a married
life. Now I will tell you why I never
have nor never will marry. Fanny, my
son's wife told me herself that Byron
said that no woman should ever take
his mother's place, and she said that he
swcre by all that is great and good and
as true as there is a God in heaven that
if I got married that he would shoot
and kill both of us.
"So you see if I should marry that
there would be no happiness In it. for he
might appear and carry out his threats,
and Fanny said that with his malicious
disposition she had no doubt that he
would do it. So I have drawn up a
note of $10,000 which I think is a small
compensation enough for the happiness i
you have and are giving me, and I think ,
Mr. Ross, who is to settle my estate, will
pay the note out of the first money
collected out of my estate, for It is my
wish that he should do so. and it would
be foolish for them to litigate the note,
for when all the circumstances are ex- ,
plained there Is not a judge or a court
in the United States but what would 1
give you a judgment for the value of the
note, and they would have to pay the ,
"Truly yours,
"F. J. HUKU.' (
Letters From Dr. Hurd.
Answering the charge in the bill that 1
while persuading Mr. Hurd'to give her
money she was poisoning the old
man's mind against his grandson. Dr. ,
Hurd. Mrs. Cramer offers to the court
a number of letters from Dr. Hurd and
his wife, tending to show that the best 1
of feeling existed between the correspondents.
and that the doctor was
continually importuning her to use her i
good graces with the grandfather fqr 1
the more prompt remittance of an an- i
nual allowance of $1,900 made by him 1
to Dr. Hurd. He also thanks her for
her efforts In his behalf.
Mrs. Cramer tells the court she has 1
no memorandum of the dates and I
amounts of tfie various gifts, but De- ]
lieves the following statement accu- ]
May. 1904, $6,000: April. 1906, $6,000;
September, 190$, $-.000 and May. 1909.
$10,000, making a total of $27,000.
8he denies the gifts reached $40,000,
and declares untrue the statement they
were induced in any way by fraudulent
representations, and avers that it
was wholly within the right of Fenton
J. Hurd to make her gifts of money
and that Dr. Hurd has no legal right
to question the giving.
Gifts Not Extraordinary.
Under the conditions surrounding the
Older Hurd, she says, it was not only not
extraordinary that he should have selected
her as the object of his solicitude and
care, but it would have been extraordinary
if he bad not done so, or if he had
hot felt an ardent desire to provide for
her needs and to guard her future against
Mrs. Cramer denies that Fenton J.
Hurd is incapable of managing his affairs ,
or that he ever was incapable while living
St her home. Being thus legally competent,
she says, and the gifts having been
fully completed, it is not within the iegal
right of Dr. Hurd, either as grandson or !
conservator, to reclaim the money.
All gifts made prior to June 27. 1907,
she points out, are barred by the statute 1
of limitations, and she asks the protection
of the statute as though it had been 1
formally pleaded. She also asks that the 1
court declare the whole matter outside
the jurisdiction of equity on the theory
that If Dr. Hurd has any rigl.ts in the
premises the law courts furnish an adequate
remedy. <
In Hole of Accnaer.
Dropping the role of respondent. Mrs. 1
Cramer proceed* to make counter charges 1
of decoying the elderly man from this J
city and imposing on the Connecticut j
court, for the alleged purpose of securing
the possession of Mr. Hurd with ul- I
terior designs on his remaining wealth.
She submits to the court a letter from
Dr. Hurd dated March 17. 1910, in which '
he says: "Grandfather got tired of the
hospital and wanted to go back to your
apartment, but 1 told him you were in
New York and your son's wife could not
take care of him, and as he was almost 1
himself again he came on home with me.
He Is strong enough to walk off train
and get up until we made him go to
bed, and 1 hope to keep him with us, so
please forward his mail here, to Greenwich,
Mrs. Cramer charges that Mr. Hurd's 1
. relatives are "impatient for his death '
and eager to obtain for themselves control
of his property during his lifetime." '
She declares the elder Hurd was not only
afraid of his son. but was so angered 1
at him that It was with difficulty she 1
could persuade him to visit the son and
grandson, and whenever he had made
tuch visits "he was eager to get back
to Washington and away from them."
Bhe says Mr. Hurd repeatedly stated
that his son had not treated him proper- '
!y and that having given the son 500
acres of ground nesr Whallensburg. N.
Y . and having one time bought him a
fully equipped drugstore, the son need
nave no further expectations.
Not Present in Court.
As to the court proceedings in Greenwich,
Mrs. Cramer says a transcript of
Ike^reccrd shows that the elderly man 1
was not present in court when the order |
was signed. It shows that the allegation
was made that Mr. Hurd was a resident i
of Greenwich wheir she declares he had
only visited his grandson there on four
occasions, when the visits were only of
two weeks' duration.
Mrs. Cramer asks the court to remove
the Injunction against her bank account,
leclarlng that no portion of the gifts
rrom Mr. Hurd is therein Incorporated,
hut the account contains only her savlnes
from her salary and the proceeds from a
oom-renting business which she formerly
No attempt is made by the answer to
take the court into confldence as to the
Stsposition of the $27,0l>0 admitted to
tave been received. Mrs. Cramer contents
herself with saying it is not In the
raults of the Washington Loan and Trust
company. nor in a safe deposit box rentId
from that company. As to the safety
(ox. she says Dr. Hurd has been misInformed,
as she has no such receptacle
(or valuable papers.
After hearing the answer Justice Stafford
dissolved the restraining order which
prevented Mrs. Cramer from drawing on
a aw Konlf a onfiiint Tha nrHar nf tha AAttwf
loes not dispose of the merits of the
tontroversy. and Dr. Hurd will now file
ft "replication" or answer to the atateftients
made by Mrs. Cramer. Proof will
then be taken before the case comes on
for final hearing.
Death List Increased to 23.
HAMILTON. Ohio. July 1*.?Henry Osrald.
who was injured in the Big Four
rreck at Middletown July 4, died from
is injuries here this morning. This
?rlngs the dea'h list Up to twenty-three.
Elliott-Lauchheimer Difficulty
Near Decision.
Hay Save Bearing on Choice of
Next Commandant.
Maj. Gen. Elliott to Betire November
30?-Court-Martial Grew
Out of Succession.
Official action in the so-called ElliottLauchhHmer
controversy will be announced
in a few days by Acting Secretary
The case has been fully considered in all
the regular official channels. The Secretary
of the Navy has determined on his
course of action.
The delay in announcement is said to
be due to the voluminous, character of the
record and the difficulty of formulating
the letters to the various officials involved.
All sorts of rumors are afloat as to the
probable action of the department. It Is
freely predicted that trouble is In store
for some well known members of the
Marine Corps'
The officials of the department will
neither admit nor deny reports, confining
themselves to the statement that the action
of the department will be publicly announced
In a few days.
L&uchheimer Demanded Vindication.
Inst December MaJ.*Charles H. Lauchheimer,
adjutant and Inspector, was suspended
from duty for five days by Maj.
Gen. George F. Elliott, comandant of the
Marine Corps, for alleged infraction of
regulations. Col. Lauchhelmer considered
the action a reflection on his record and
asked to have the matter investigated by
a court of inquiry.
His request was granted. A court was
convened at the Navy Department early
in March last.
The court was composed of Rear Admirals
Barker. Davis and Bradford, retired,
with Commander John Hood as
Judge advocate.
The importance of the issues was shown
by the strong array of counsel.
Gen. Elliott was represented by A. A.
Birney of the Washington bar and Maj.
Henry Leonard, U. S. M. C. The counsel
for Col. Lauchhelmer were Col.
Charles A. Doyen of the Marine Corps
and Lieut. Commander Ridley McLean
of the navy.
By specific direction of Secretary Meyer
the proceedings of the court were Varefully
veiled from the public. All parties
to the controversy were cautioned against
public discussion of the matter in any
Court in Secret Session.
The court was in secret session for
many weeks. There was every evidence
of a bitter struggle between counsel and
adherents of tfie opposing Interests.
f|tkA a <? - ?? - m sKa
* irtwiu vi me prucccutugs ui iuv
court as finally submitted was the bulkiest
thing of the kind that ever passed
through the department, showing the
thoroughness and extent of the inquiry.
It is raid that the record was as voluminous
as that in the more famous Sampson-Schley
During the summer the Elliott-Lauchhetmer
case has engaged the close attention
of various officials, including the
Judge advocate general of the navy, the
chief of the bureau of navigation, the
assistant secretary of the navy, the Secretary
of the Navy and. to a limited extent,
the President of the United States.
An Important phase of the Investigation
Is its possible bearing on the succession
to Gen. Elliott as commandant of the
corps. Gen. Elliott will retire for age
November 30, but may be retired before
that date under certain conditions.
Although no actual appointment can be
made until Gen. Elliott retires, it is intimated
that the name of the officer
chosen by the President as the next commandant
of the corps may be announced
In a short time. There Is an army of
candidates for the prospective vacancy
and the contest is rigorous.
Line Against Staff.
It is said there are two factions in the
corps, one made up mainly of officers of
the tine, and the other composed mainly
of officers of the stafT corps. Although
not advocating the selection of any particular
officer. Gen. Elliott, it Is said, on
general principles, holds that the vacancy
should be Oiled by promotion from the
There are eight colonels and seven lieutenant
colonels of the line from whom
the selection might be made. The line
officers most generally mentioned in the
gossip are 1.01. w. r. Kiddle, Col. L. W.
T. Waller and Lieut. CoIb. Barnett, Moses
and Lejeune.
The staff officers, on the other hand. It
is asserted, contend that the tftst material
for the next commandant is In the
staff. It is reported that they are practically
united lp support of Col. Frank
L. Denny, quartermaster, and that Col.
Lauchheimer was one of the most active
workers in his behalf.
It is stated, furthermore, that it was
the alfeged activity of Col. I^auchheimer
in this matter that led to his break with
Gen. Elliott. The specific allegation on
which Gen. Elliott based the suspension
of Col. Lauchheimer was that he had
been '"keeping tab" on the conduct, official
and private, of "himself and other officers.
with the alleged purpose of using
the information in the matter of the selection
of the next commandant.
Col. Lauchheimer lias indignantly denied
that he has done anything of the
kind. It was to clear his record of any
Buch imputation that he asked for the investigation
now about to close.
J. M. Gudger, jr., Nominee for Congress
in North Carolina.
ASHEVILLE, If. C., July 13.-J. M.
Gudger, jr., was nominated as the candidate
from the tenth congressional
district by the democratic congressional
convention on the fifth ballot last
night. The convention was featured
by warm contests on the floor and
several appeals from the rulings of
the chair were taken.
Mr. Gudger's nomination was practically
brought about by the ruling of
the chair to the effect that Rutherford
county, which had changed its vote
from Mr. Gudger to another candidate,
could not do so under the democratic
plan of organisation. An appeal was
made to the convention, which upheld
the ruling of the chatr. and the vote
of Rutherford county as cast in the
primaries was allowed to stand.
Mr. Oudger has twice represented
this district in Congress.
Comes Off Beach Under Own Steam
at High Tide.
The gunboat Castlne, beached on Beach
point. In Cape Cod bay, Monday afternoon
to prevent her from alnking after
she had. been struck by the submarine
Bonlta. came off at high tide today
under her own steam.
With the naval tug Iwana alongside
the Castlne steamed into Provlncetown
harbor and anchored at her regular
anchorage. The Castlne Is leaking, but
men at the pumps are able to keep up
with the Inrush of water, although her
bow la a foot or more lower Tn the
water than her stern. Temporary repairs
will be made here and then the
Castine will proceed to the Charlesr
New Treaty With Russia Not
inspired by Knox.
Premier Katsura Declares That It
Was Hot Outcome of the Railway
Neutralization Proposition.
TOKIO, July 13.?Marquis Katsura,
tha premier and minister of finance, denied
today that the recently made Convention
between Japan and Russia was
influenced by Secretary Knox's proposition
for the neutralization of the Manchurian
railways. He said:
"There is not the slightest foundation
for the assertions published in
Europe that the Russo-Japanese convention
was the outcome of the neutralisation
proposition. It had absolutely
no connection therewith, nor
was it directly or Indirectly intended
as an answer to tHe United States.
"The convention was framed, practically,
long prior to any proposal affecting
Japan's interest in the railroads
of Manchuria. It was made solely with
the purpose of affording a reassurance
of the friendly relations between Japan
and Russia, and of insuring peace in
the far east; though at the same time
with the practical object of improving
traffic connections and working arrangements
between the railroads. It
is Japan's determined policy to adhere
closely to all agreements and treaties
with China and other nations."
Assurances to Germany.
BERLIN, July 13.?Baron Chinda, the
Japanese ambassador, and Count von
der Osten-Sacken, ambassador from
Russia, together called at the foreign
office itoday and handed Herr von
Schoen the text of the recently connlitHarl
DiiSaA-Tananaaa onnvAntlnfi T h A
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ambassadors said that the treaty constituted
an extension of the RussoJapanese
agreement of 1007. and that
it signified a further guarantee for
the maintenance of the status quo and
the peace of the far east. The diplomats
affirmed that the fundamental
principle of the open door was unaffected.
Herr von Schoen received these assurances
with thanks, and stated that
Germany held the expectation that the
principle of the open door, so important
to German economic Interests
in the far east, would be upheld sincerely
by the two powers.
Text Received Here.
The text of the long-heralded Manchurlan
convention between Japan and
Russia, signed July 4 at Bt. Petersburg,
vas made public last night. It is one of
the shortest important treaties of modern
times, being just 2S7 words in length. It
"The Imperial government of Japan
and the imperial government of Russia,
sincerely attached to the principles established
by the convention concluded between
them on the 30-17 of July, 1007, and
desirous to develop the effects of that
convention with a view to the consolidation
of peace in the extreme east, have
agreed to complete the said arrangement
by the following provisions.
"Article 1. With the object of facilitating
communication and developing the
commerce of' nations, the two high contracting
parties mutually engage to lend
each other their friejidly co-operation
with a view to the amelioration of their
respective railway lines in Manchuria and
the improvement of the connecting service
of the said railways, and to abstain
from all competition prejudicial to the
realisation of this object.
"Article 2. Each of the high contracting
partierf engages to maintain and respect
the status quo in Manchuria resulting
from the treaties, conventions and
other arrangements concluded up to this
day between Japan and Russia, or between
either of these two powers, and
China. Copies of the aforesaid arrangements
have been exchanged between
Japan and Russia.
"Article 3. In case that any event
arises of a nature to menace the status
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trading parties shall in each ctese enter
into communication with each other, in
order to arrive at an understanding as
to the measures they may Judge it necessary
to take for the maintenance of the
aid status quo."
Assurances by Both Powers.
The convention had been presented to
the State Department by both the Russian
and the Japanese ambassadors. The
notes of transmission were almost as
interesting as the agreement itself.
Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassador,
stated in his note that he was instructed
in making the communication to express
fully to the Secretary of State the hope
that he would And In the convention,
which was described as reaffirming Russia's
peaceful relation with Japan, and
as being directed neither against the interests
of China nor those of any power,
a new pledge of stability and general
peace in the far east.
Ambassador ITchida of Japan, in his
communication to the Secretary of State,
said he was instructed to make corresponding
Just before the State Department closed
yesterday a dispatch was received from
the American embassy at Tokio, setting
forth more fully the attitude of Japan
In drafting the new treaty, and seemingly
disposing of the rumor that a secret
treaty had been signed by the two countries.
It was stated that the negotiations
which resulted in the signing of the St.
Petersburg convention began last November.
Oniwl a?? xt saw a
Heralded as a direct and powerful
blow at the United States, it is understood,
although requests for a statement
on the treaty by the State Department
was refused, that officials of
this government regard the convention
itself more than a harmless appendage
to the convention between Russia and
Japan in 1907. That treaty contained
an express recognition of the principle
of equal opportunity in the far
east, and a promise by the two governments
not to interfere therewith. It
also recognised the Independence and
territorial integrity of China,
Reiteration of loyalty to these principles
taken in connection with the
general principle that two powers cannot
bargain away rights of a third nation,
such as the United States claimed
European powers were about to do in
regard to the Chinese railroad loan,
makes the new treaty unobjectionable,
it is understood here, to the United
States, Oreat Britain or Germany.
It is known here that the British
government agrees with the government
of the United States, that the
open-door policy is substantially included
in the new treaty, and that that
policy must be safeguarded In present
and in future arrangements. No doubt
is felt here that the German government.
which has co-operated with the
United States recently in the far eaat,
takes the same view.
Cloakmakers Throughout Country
Consider Sympathetic Move.
VIMIf VAtlfT t?i .. 10 T a a..*
svnn, #ui/ iu.?n wm aniiounced
today by the general strike committee
of the 60,000 striking cloakmakers that
there was a possibility of a general strike
of cloakmakers throughout the' country.
Representatives In all large cities where
cloaks and suits are made are in New
York to confer with the strike leaders.
William Oltlln of Boston, third vice president
of the International Ladles' Garment
Workers' Union, said that a mass
meeting would be held In Fkneuil Hall In
Boston Friday night for the purpose of determining
the position of the cloak makers
In that city la regard to a strike.
A committee of union officials has gone
to Worcester, Mass., to arrange for a mass
meeting of clpakmakers there.
Accident Near Falls Church, on Binemont
Division?Coroner to
Hold Inquest.
Robert Franklin, tv^nty-flve years old,
of Leesburg, Va., was struck and Instantly
killed near Falls Church yesterday
by the engine of- a passenger train on
the Bluemont division of the Southern
railway. The train was crossing a
small bridge near Falls Church when
the engine struck what at first was
thought to be a bundle of clothes lying
beside the track, but the engineer
made a quick stop and ran back to
make an investigation, and Franklin's
body was found lying In the bushes
beside the track. One side of his skull
was torn away and life was extinct.
From the appearance of the body and
the engineer's description of the accident
it was evident that Franklin, who was
on his way home from this city, sat down ,
on the bridge to rest and fell asleep, his
body becoming wedged between the rail
and the side stringer of the bridge.
Friends who saw the young man in
Washington yesterday say he left the j
city with the announced Intention of go- ,
Ing to Falls Church by trolley, and
thence to his home on the steam road. '
He was killed by the train which Is
scheduled to leave this city each day at {
4:20 o'clock. (
Coroner Orders Inquest. 1
The body was taken to the undertaking
establishment of J. H. Wells, and Dr. '
F. P. Ashton, coroner of Alexandria
county, was notified. The coroner ordered
an Inquest to be held Saturday, the
jury having been sworn over the body
this morning.
A brother and sister of the deceased 1
went to Falls Church last night and <
identified the body, and it was taken to i
the Franklin family home In Leesburg
this afternoon. It is probable tne
funeral will be held tomorrow.
The same train narrowly escaped a sec- '
ond accident near Bluemont later yes- 1
terday afternoon, when a cow walked on
the track and refused to get off. The en- ,
gineer was forced to stop and drive the
animal off the right of way.
Majority of 109 for Measure, Which
Later Is Shelved Until
Next Year.
LONDON, July 13.?The house of commons
by a vote of 299 to 100 last night
passed the second reading of the women's
suffrage bill, for which David
James Shackleton, labor member from
the Clitheroe division of Lancashire, is
the sponsor. The bill provides for the
granting of the parliamentary franchise
to women who are possessed of the property
qualification and who already exercise
the franchise in municipal elections.
The unexpectedly large majority of
100 gives an important impetus to women's
suffrage, but many obstacles must
yet be overcome before the principle is
legalised by the necessary majority of j
145. The house subsequently referred <
the bill to a committee of the whole,
which means that the bill will be shelved
until next year.
The Interesting debate showed that ,
many leading men, including Winston
Spencer Churchill, secretary for home '
affairs, and A. J. Balfour, leader of the I
opposition in the commons, who favored
the principle of women's suffrage, objected
to the present bill and contended
that the whole country must pronounce
unreservedly in favor of women voting before
parliament sanctioned such a change
in the constitution.
Premier Asquith, in & strong speech
against the bill, declared that if women
had a vote they must Inevitably have
seats in parliament and might take the
speaker's chair or sit in the cabinet. j
Mr. Balfour contested this view. He
said it was not government by consent
to exclude a large class of the com- '
munity from voting. i
Chancellor Lloyd-George, as a strong
supporter of women's suffrage, said that 1
if the promoters of the measure would J
promise to reintroduce the bill in an ac
cepiame lorm ne wuuiu vuppun n. aui- >
ten Chamberlain opposed women's suf- <
frage in any shape or form.
A great crowd of suffragists awaited
the result of the vote outside the house, 1
but there was no disorder.
American Ports May Establish Quarantine
Against Country?Fruit
Shippers Complain.
Scores of complaints have reached the 1
State Department recently from the fruit
shippers and others engaged in the Central
American trade, regarding the inJury
being done to commerce in Xlca- !
ragua. The State Department's representatives
in Nicaragua report that they
have been informed that German and
British mining and lumbering syndicates {
have sent similar complaints to their
The situation in Nicaragua is rendered 1
more serious by the appearance of yellow 1
fever in both armies. The disease has j
already spread to interior towns. Military
medical authorities fear that the dis- ,
ease, appearing so early in the season,
may extend south to the Panama Canal
Zone, unless promptly stamped out. There j
is alBO possibility of its spreading to ,
Baltimore. New Orleans and other important
ports entered by vessels from
Accordingly, at the request of the State
Department, Surgeon General Wyman of ,
the marine hospital service has detailed
a number of doctors to proceed to the
infected centers.. Baltimore, New Orleans
and other cities may establish a
quarantine against Nicaragua. That ,
would apply to fruit ships. Including those ,
of the United Fruit Company.
The Navy Department has directed Its i
medical officers with the gunboats on the ]
east and west coasts to take every pre- (
caution to protect their officers and men. (
Decision Regarding Fay to Printing ]
Office Employes. ,
Controller Tracewell of the Treasury 1
has rendered a decision to the public '
printer relative to the provision in the
sundry civil appropriation act of the laat
Congress in respect to leaves of absence
of employes of the printing office.
The public printer wanted to ascertain
the effect of this provision upon the act
of January 12, 1805. as amended by the
act of June 11, 1808, which reads: "That
it shall be lawful to allow pay for pro
rata leave to those serving fractional
parts of a year."
The controller in concluding his deci- <
sion holds: "It follows that any allow- j
ance which may be made by you in the
future for pay for pro rata leave to an- 1
nual employee must be paid from the ap- |
, propriations specifically made to pay the
salaries of those to whom such payment
is made." i
Bombard island Stronghold ^
and Lose Their Own
Military Post.
HONGKONG, July 13.?A Portuguese
gunboat, co-operating with troops today, ?
bombarded the pirate settlement on the ^
Island of Colowan, destroying the houses
and killing many natives. ' t
The Chinese retaliated by storming and *
caturlng the Portuguese military ost. ^
Portuguese reinforcements were sent to
the scene from Macao.
The Island of Colowan is near Macao, fl
Its Ownership is a matter of dispute be- si
tween the Chinese and Portuguese.
Bow Over Pirates' Captives. ic
A party of Chinese students had been
captured by the plratea The Governor
of Macao sent an expedition to effect
their rescue. a
The pirates resisted and were reinforced B
by Chinese from the interior. The latter b
were armed with modern weapons and h
smokeless powder. 11
In all 2,000 persons were engaged in b
the fighting. Many Chinese were kill- ?
ed. The Portuguese lost a corporal h
killed and a large number wounded.
Subsequently the Portuguese gunboat ?
and a force of artillery was sent to 1
IH n l.lan^ ^
win asm va viiy *a?u?ivi
Chinese-Portuguese Dispute. t<
The attack on the Portuguese troops by
Chinese was inspired, most likely, by ^
their enmity toward the Portuguese generally,
rather than by sympathy with the
The territorial rights of Portugal and
China in Macao and adjacent islands, at j
the mouth of the Canton river, have long
been in dispute.
The city of Macao was ceded to Portugal
by China many years ago. Portugal
has gradually extended her authority
over the island of Macao and the other
dependencies of the city of Macao.
The two governments have failed to \
reach a definite understanding. The sit- n
nation has resulted in a bitter feeling be- .
tween the Chinese and Portuguese inhabitants
of the island group. n
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L. D. Latshaw, Alleged to Be Fartially
Insane, Placed in "
Denton Jail. "
DENTON, Md., July 13.-L. D. Lat- E
shaw, who for the past few months has
been at the home of his father, Michael
Latshaw. a well-to-do farmer, near Rldgley,
was, at tha instance of his father,
taken into custody here and confined in S
Denton jail, the father believing his son
to be insane and fearing violence at his
hands. , .
The prisoner, age thirty-eight, who is
totally blind from having bis eyes pierced
by shot in Florida several months ago,
has had a thrilling experience. While ,?
recently in Denton he said that some d
time ago he met and loved, near his w
home in Michigan, a lady of rich parent- t]
age. His suit, he said, was objected to
by the lady's parents, and in order to g
break off his attention they sent her to c<
Florida. He followed her there and re- a
newed his attention. Here his arrest el
was ordered. hl
Declines to Surrender. ti
He said as he had broken no law, he
refused to submit, to arrest, and shut h
himself up In his boarding house. A 11
large posse, he Baid, gathered around
the boarding house,, and on looking from
a window the load from a gun, fired by *
some one in the crowd, pierced his eyes. u
The father went to Michigan about
three mnths ago and brought nis son to tl
his home near Ridgley. Attorney Henry v<
R. Lewis of Denton has been consulted,
and it may be that a suit will be docket- v
ed in the United States court at Balti- T
more against the Florida authorities for a>;
Mr. Latshaw's injuries, though nothing t<
definite has been determined upon. b<
Latshaw is a jnan of phenomenal
strength, it requiring nine men to overpower
and place him in jail. A pair of
nippers put on him by the sheriif he
instantly snapped in two. ^
Was Well Known as Novelist and b
Clnb Woman. *
BOSTON, July 13.?Word has been re- pi
celved here of the death of Mrs. Kate
Taunatt Woods, the writer of this city, ti
at the residence of her son, Dr. Prince T. B
Woods, in Buffalo. N. Y. Mrs. Woods, fc
who was seventy years old, had been in B
falling health for some time. Her hus- al
band, Col. George Henry Woods, served
iheAiinpU tka olirll tifAw An 41ia nAetViawn IY1
iiiiuu?ii iuc livii nai uu tuo uvttuci u
side, and most of the time she was with Jfj
him as an army nurse. F*
Mrs. Woods was a prolific writer, and "
had been connected with the editorial departments
of several magazines and newspapers.
Among the best known of her
twenty or more books are "A Fair Maid
of Marblehead" and "That Dreadful
Boy." Bhe was one of the founders and
lirst officers of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, and one of the founders
of the Massachusetts State Federation of
Women's Clubs.
She leaves one son, Dr. Woods of Buffalo.
For several years she had spent y
the winter months at his home and her w
summers in Salem. O
- st
Workmen and Bich Men and Think- ^
era to Hear Speech. g,
PITTSBURG. Pa.. July 12.?American hi
workmen ? Germans, Welsh, Italians,
Poles, Hungarians, Croatians, negroes?
ill will sit side by side with captains of rc
industry and representatives of the tfc
chamber of commerce and other civic or- p<
ionizations to hear Theodore Roosevelt tt
tvhen he speaks here, September 9, on **
'Civic Advance."
Labor will rub elbows with wealth and ei
brains while listening to the exponent of fr
the "square deal."
This was decided by the Pittsburg civic
commission when it planned to extend in- ?
citations to the various organizations of
men of foreign birth. Only those who
have sworn allegiance to the United (J
States, however, will be eligible as
The Roosevelt audience will, therefore,
be representative of more than the wealth
bf Pittsburg, and will be an assemblage c<
unique in the history of public gatherings. Ul
Two Killed in Saloon Fight. si
NEW ORLEANS. July 13.?In a three- t0
cornered tight in which two Italian men tc
md one Italian girl participated in a PJ
saloon at St. Philip and Decatur streets g,
today both men were killed. The men 22
used revolvers and the girl a double-bar- U]
neled shotgun. hi
Ian Who Fired at Her Fails to
Take Own Life Through !
NEW YORK, July 13.?Mrs. Antoinette
kora, wife of Karl Skora, formerly a
>acher In the University of Krakow,
'oland, was found In bed beside her
leeping child, a boy of three, at her
lome early today, with three bullet
'ounds In her body and a fourth In her
and. I
The woman's bedclothes were biasing i
'hen the police arrived, but the child
ad not been awakened. Mrs. Skora i
rst told the police that she had been
hot by robbers, but letters were found i
rhich revealed that the woman had 1
ntered a suicide pact on account of a
ive affair.
Admits Death Agreement.
The letters were from Caslmir Malski,
highly educated young Pole. Later in
ellevue Hospital when Malski was taken
efore the woman she admitted that he
ad shot her, and then told the police
lat the two had joined In a suicide pact,
ut that he^iad been unable to take his
wn life because after he had reloaded
is revolver the cartridge missed flre.
The suicide pact, according to Mrs.
lr/vm U'ltA la a V> a nr/vma m rvf
wi ? "-? * -J a. iiaiiu^uuic n uiiicui V# a.
wenty-one, was the outgrowth of a boy
nd girl love affair, which had its incepon
when she and Malski were at school
Jgether in Poland.
>educting Time Allowance, She Defeats
the Shiyessa by Half
an Hour.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 13.?The
'agrant won the Atlantic Yacht Club's
ace from New York to Bermuda, cross?g
the finishing line at 11 o'clock this
lorning. ,
The Shiyessa, which had a time allow- 1
nee of one hour and thirty minutes, flnihed
at 1 o'clock.
The winner is owned by Harold S. Vanerbilt,
and Hies the flag of the New '
ork Yacht Club. Her competitor is '
wned by Demarest Lloyd of the East- '
rn Yacht Club of Marblehead, Mass.
There were but two yachts in the race. 1
hey started on their voyage of 670 nau-v
cal miles at 4:45 p.m. Saturday. July 9.
he Vagrant is slightly larger than the
ther, and the rules of the contest gave <
le Shiyessa a time allowance of forty- 1
ve minutes to the foot, a total of ninety
linutes. Deducting the time allowance,
le Vagrant won by a half hour. The
tarting line was off Sea Gate.
- t
truck by Express Train at Langdon,
He Dies In Hospital
of Injuries.
Amos Graves, who lived at Rhode Ismd
avenue and 28th street, employed as
river of an Ice wagon for J. M. Rauch,
hlle driving over the grade crossing of
le Baltimore and Ohio at Langdon yes* ,
;rday afternoon was struck by an outolng
New York express train and re- 1
eived injuries from which he died later
t Casualty Hospital. His body was tak- ,
n to the morgue, where Coroner Nevitt
eld an inquest today.
The evidence showed that Graves heard
le ringing of the safety bell and realised
lat a train was approaching, but whipped
is mules and made an effort to beat the
ain over the crossing. Vancue Ramsey,
is colored helper, was afraid to ride over
le crossing on the seat of the wagon,
nd he was on the rear step. The aproach
of the train was sufficient warnig
for him to leave the wagon.
Ramsey stepped from the wagon just as
le crash came. The jury returned a
erdict of death by accident. (
Graves, who was forty years old, is surlved
by a widow and two small children, i
hey came here from near Halifax, N. S-,
bout six months ago. Mrs. Graves ln;nds
to return to Halifax, taking the |
ody of her husband there for burial.
, ]
Lepresentatives of Three Govern- .
ments Consider Boundary Dispute.
Representatives of the United States,
ratil and the Argentine Republic held
conference today at the State Depart- y
lent, as mediators in the boundary disiits?
P^rn ami Fniadnr
Acting- Secretary Wilson appeared for {
le United States, Charge Silva for the c
razllian government and Charge Vlllegas t
>r the Argentine Republic. Minister t
ardo of Peru and Minister Ariaga of
cuador are in close touch with the medi- i
It is understood that an effort is being
tade to ascertain in what manner the
ispute over the Jurisdiction of the rich
lbber country along the boundary be- ,
reen the two countries may be settled
Ithout waiting further for the arbitration
the dispute by the King of Spain.
jnount Paid, $5,100, Lets Than Ap- ,
praised Value. ?
Regardless of the fact that the naval *
acht Hornet is appraised at $7,000, It 1
ill be sold to Nathan S. Stern of New *
rleans for $5,100. The Hornet is a 1
eel converted yacht of 425 tons dis- 1
lacement. She was built in 1890 by r
arlan & Hollingsworth of Wilmington, j
ir Henry M. Flagler, and was purchased
V the government at the outbreak of
le Spanish war at a cost of $117,500. ?
Ince condemned for naval purposes she a
19 been kept at the navy yard at Nor- c
>lk. - 1
T*Tt, _? A *. .as s # 1 _ ? i
?ueu nrst oiiereu lur saie several i
onths ago, none of the bids received I
cached the appraised value, and it was c
len decided to advertise for new pro- t
>sais and waive the appraised value. At i
te suggestion of the Navy Department, r
le President authorized the sale of the I
?ssel to the highest bidder, regardless d
1 the value fixed by the naval apprais- i
s. Five bids were received, ranging r
om $1,950 to Mr. Stern's bid of $5,100. f
hioago Suburb Shows Loss of 208 J
Over Last Year. ?
CHICAGO, in., July 13?The school
msus of Bvanston, an aristocratic sub- i
rb on the north shore, tabulated yes- p
srday, showed 208 fewer children under t
x years of age than a year ago. The a
>tals were 3,385 as against 3,iS03 tor 1908. t
As an offset to this apparent tendency
iward race suicide that part of the
opulation above six years, including
>th young people and adults, showed a
sin of 100 individuals. The figures were
>,504. r
This places the population of the subrb
at 28.107. a gain of nearly 5,000 in- *
sbitahts over previous estimates. fl
Burt Williams Choice of Wisconsin
Will Be Voted on at Primary Election,
to Be Held September
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 13 ?Burt
Williams of Ashland. Wis., was the unanimous
choice for United State* senator of
the democratic convention, which adjourned
sine die early today, after *
session that lasted nearly all night.
A state ticket was named to be voted
upon at the primary election September 6
for places on the regular ballot at th November
elections as follows:
Governor?Adolph J. Schmlta. Milwaukee,
po opposition.
Lieutenant governor?M. J. Scholey of
Kenosha and Harry L. Rolens of Port
Secretary of state?George W. Thlesen
of Mayvllle and John M. Callahan of
Treasurer?E. C. Zimmerman of Wausau,
no opposition.
Attorney general?John F. Doherty, La
Crosse, no opposition.
Insurance commissioner?John J. Hazelword,
Jefferson, no opposition.
Signatures Are Required.
Under the primary election law In Wisconsin
nomination papers must be circulated
by all candidates for office and
a certain percentage of voters' signatures
obtained before candidates' names can
be placed on the official ballot.
The naming of candidates by the state
convention eliminates a large number of
candidates and insures support of the
candidates named by party voters.
The unanimous report of the committee
on resolutions favors home rule In municipal
affairs in the largest measure consistent
with the terms of the state constitutions.
the citizens to determine whether
to adopt the Initiative, referendum and
recall; favors amendment of the Constitution
of the United States to permit the
election of senator* hv /timet vota of the
people; favors conservation and government
control of natural resources, and
charges the republican party with recklessly
squandering natural resources.
For Corrupt-Practice Act.
It also favors a law requiring tbe publication
of all campaign contributions and
expenses; demands a corrupt-practice act
a.nd a federal income tax.
It denounces the "Infamous Payne-Aldrlch
tariff law" as "a betrayal of the
Interests of the people and as a measure
enacted for the benefit of special interests.
offering no relief whatever to the
consumers of our country": and declares
for a "prompt reduction of the tariff in
favor of the people."
The report of the committee on resolutions
was adopted as read, after the convention
wrangled for three hours over
the phraseology of the planks relating to
conservation and home rule.
A futile effort also was made to add a
plank condemning county option.
Matches in Third Bound of Singles
at Litchfield, Conn., Are
LITCHFIELD, Conn., July 13.?All of
the matches in the third round of the singles
in the annual tennis tournament
hers for the state championship were completed
this morning, and it was planned
fo play the semi-finals this afternoon.
One match in the preliminary round of
the doubles also was played, or tne
singles matches that which Dr. B. P.
Hawk of Philadelphia won from H. Sanford
of New York (6?3, 6?4) furnished
the best tennis of the tournament thus
far. Summary:
Third round, singles?F. C. Inman, New
York, won from A. Richards, Orange.
N. J.. 6?2, 6?3; Dr. B. P. Hawk, Philadelphia,
won from H. Sanford, New
York, 6?3, 6?4; F. H. Harris, Dartmouth,
won from E. Jackson. Mlddleton, 6?3,
6?4; Lawrence Woodbury, Orange, N. J.,
won from Walter Roberts, Hartford,
6-4, 6-3.
Doubles, preliminary round?A. H.
Mann, jr., Richmond Hill, L. 1., and R.
3. Lyman, Hartford, won trom Walter
Roberts and J. L. Holconvbe, Jr., Hartford,
6-3, 6-4.
Recent General Advance Made Subject
of Inquiry.
Suspension of recent general advances
in freight rates has been deterxiined
upon by the Interstate commerce
commission. These tariffs were to become
effective August 1. By a vote of
:he commission the proposed rates will
>e suspended until a formal inquiry
nto their reasonableness can be had.
rwo Men Committed at Rockrille
Pending Departmental Action.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 13. 1910.
Thomas E. Coyne and Richard Kelder,
vho were arrested at Boyds, this county.
ast Hunaay afternoon, and who acknowledged
being deserters from the United
States Navy, were before Justice Reading
n the police court here yesterday to aniwer
charges of vagrancy. They pleaded
juilty and were committed to Jail, where
hey will be held until the Navy Departnent
officials, who have been apprised
if the apprehension of the runaways, are
teard from.
The Navy Department has no knowledge
of the arrest of Coyne and Kelder
ind consequently has taken no steps to
ibtain custody of them. It is stated that
Celder was formerly in tlje navy and re:ently
has been under treatment at the
lovernment Hospital for the Insane. The
ifflcers of that institution probably will
ake charge of him. There is a man
tamed Thomas Coyie in the navy, but
10 one of the name of Thomas E. Coyne,
f the man arrested at Boyds is a naval
leserter he will be taken to the Washngton
navy yard for trial and punishnent
and the usual reward will be paid
or his apprehension.
Col. James ?. Delaney Dead.
HOLYOKE, Mass., July IS.?Col
fames E. Delaney, three times mayor
if Holyoke, was found dead in bed this
norning by his wife, at their home
tere. Death was due to apoplexy. Col.
>elaney was prominent in democratic
lolitics, and was a delegate at large
o the democratic national convention
it Chicago in 1884. He was sixtyhree
years of age.
Edward's Funeral Cost $808,000.
LONDON. July IS.?The elaborate fuieral
given King Edward cost the nation
302,800, as is shown in the supplementary
inancial estimate issued today.
Announces Again That He Is
Hoiding On to Job.
To Kenya Hot Hit Object of Beiay
in Office.
Fleeced With Legislation for Department
of Interior?Olad
Taft Won So Much.
SEATTLE^ Wash.. July 13.?Secretary
of the Interior Richard A. Bellinger arrived
here from Washington laat night to
spend his summer vacation. The first
thing be said upon arrival was that be
has no intention of resigning.
Secretary Ballinger declared he witl
take no actlva part in politics in this
state In the present campaign.
"It has been frequently stated." eatd
the Secretary, "that I Intend to resign
and that I have moved my household
furniture away from Washington. There
is absolutely no foundation for any such
His Object In Office.
'I am not made of the rolfninc material
and do not propose to gratify those
persons who want me to resign. That Is
not- my object in being in office.
"I expect to administer the Interior
Department in a legal manner, which I
believe will ultimately receive the approbation
of every one. '
"I am greatly pleased with the legislation
enacted by Congress affecting the
Interior Department, which has given
legal authority to withdraw public lands
for classification and provides for ttos
proper disposition of the public domain.
Administration Victorias.
"The twenty-million-dollar reclamation
bond issue was an administration
measure, as was the largely increased
appropriation for the survey
of public lands not only In the United
States, but in Alaska.
"The Interior Department obtained
through Congress more substantial
legislation at the last session than for
several years previous. A fine measure
passed was that which enabled
surface entry in lands containing coal
and the disposition of the coal under
appropriate laws.
"I take great satisfaction not only
in the results affecting the Interior
Department, but the other departments
as well. I feel particularly glad that
President Taft has obtained the fulOttment
of substantially all party pledges."
President Anxious to Learn Besulfc
of Investigation of Cost of
Production Abroad.
BEVERLY. Mass.. July 13.-It was auaounced
at the executive offices today
that immediately upon his return from
his cruise along the coast of Maine
President Taft would send for H. C.
Emery of the tariff commission, who
returned from abroad yesterday after
having made an exhaustive investigation
of the cost of production.
The President is deeply interested In
the work of the tariff commission, and it
- is known that the placing of the tariff
upon a scientific basis, as a result of the
investigations of the commission, will be
made one of the leading issues of the
campaign this fall.
James B. Reynolds, another member
of the commission, is still in Europe.
When he returns he also will be sent
for by the President. Some time late
in August or early in September the
President wit! hsve the entire commission
at Beverly to get the details
of th? work it will have accomplished *
by that time.
Mail Breaks Bib, Is Bitten by
Spider, Then Hurt Cycling.
0W0S80, Mich., July IS.?In addition
to having in attendance at the Detroit
reunion the oldest Elk In the world in the
person of Daniel O'Connell, 10ft years old.
Owosso now lays claim to the possession
of the most extensively bandaged aotlered
Ernest Gould, superintendent of the
Owosso creamery, went fishing a few
days ago. and while trying to land a
large pike fell over a log and fractured a
structed across his pathway. Into the
river and was bitten by a water spider.
Blood poisoning developed, and his arm
is badly swollen. Monday he went riding
on his bicycle, and while making a short
cut across a city lot he discovered too
late that a wire fence had been constructed
across his pathway. Into the
fence went Gould and the bicycle, and In
falling his thumb gouged his left eya
which is now covered by a large patch.
Gould Is able to walk without assistance.
but will not venture to the reunion.
K&M&chusetts Senator in Conference
Over Political Situation.
BEVERLY. Mass., July 18.?President ,
Taft talked politics yesterday with Senator
Wlnthrop Murray Crana of Massachusetts.
Attorney General Wlckersham
and Secretary Nagel of the Department
of Commerce and Labor.
Their conference lasted until after S '
o'clock last night. Extreme reticence was
displayed by everybody. No statement
other than that the general situation was
discussed could be obtained.
Senator Crane was cloee to the President
during the last session of Congress
When the President was hammering
away at the program which he finally
Induced Congress to adopt Senator Crane
was a dally visitor at the White House.
In looking forward to the coming campaign,
which, It la admitted on ail side^
- * ? *- ? ? ?w*e mSi.mI thai
Will Ur m uai u vii*/, 11 ww mo uaiuiai i????
Mr Taft should consult with the senator
from Massachusetts among the first of
his advisers.
The President is reported to be sell
satisfied with general conditions and
hopeful of republican success "all along
the Una" _
alleged embezzler silent.
Louisville Trust Employe Will Not
Discuss Shortafe.
LOUISVILLE, Ky? July IS.?August
Ropke, assistant secretary ef the
Fidelity Trust Company, charged with
embezzlement of a large sum of the
company's funds, still maintains absolute
silence In regard to his alleged
shortage. The amount has not bssn
11 zed.
Upon request of President John tr.
Barr the Fidelity Trust Company has #
been granted an extension of time in
which it may file Its statement under
the eall Issued by Secretary ef State
Mr. Barr stated that It would be impossible
to make a complete and accurate
statement until the experts, who
now were examining the books, have
^nade their report to the trust company.

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