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did not intend to allow him to do It i
again." I
ITo One in Department*. |
"Do you know of any one In any of the
departments at Washington who is Interested
in the contracts?" . >
"No, I do not."
In his testimony Carter said he had
been convinced that President Roosevelt
during the pendency of the old tribe contracts
was strougly opposed to the 10
per cent fee. *
Adams was described as a "Delaware I
Indian, ' who frequently lias been mentioned
as having called cn President Taft
in matters pertaining to Indian affairs,
ft was Adams to wrhom the Indians in |
this state were asked to address telecrams
urging President Taft to approve
the sale of land.
Before Barter ieft the stand McMurray's
attorneys obtained from him testimon>
tending to show that McGuire, in 'J
previous Indian matters, had supported
measures in Congress opposed to the interests
of McMurray.
Barter's appearance on the stand fol- I
lowed another day of lively testimony.
K. B. I.atham, a former I'nited States
district attorney, of McAlerter related a
meeting with McMurray two years ago,
when McMurray, he said, ofTered him a
present of *in.otw> if the old tribal contracts
would "go through."
Share of Big Fee. |
The^e ron;r&'"t? nfrp afterward disapproved
by President Roosevelt. What the
present" was for. Ratham declared, he
never could make out, for he was not
asked to support the contracts.
At another time, I^atham testified, he
was offered a share of the sevenhur.dred-and-fifty-thousand-doilar
fee, which McMurray subsequently
obta.nrd in an Indian land deal, after the
amount of the fee had caused much discussion
in Congress. The last offer, the
witness said, was made contingent upon
h's aiding MoMurray. who was then trying
to become a delegate to the republican
convention at Chicago. McMurray did not
go as a delegate, and I^atham said he
never received anything.
Jake I,. Hamon. who was charged by
Senator Gore with having offered him
?Gore> .?2r?,?too as a bribe in connection
with the contracts, again went on the
stand yesterday. Hamon was questioned
regarding his counter charges that Representative
C. E. Creager had solicited
"sums" of money from McMurray.
"At a luncheon." Hamon said, "in the
restaurant of the House of Representatives
June 24 last, Creager. McMurray
and myself were present. Creager said
he needed $1,000 to conduct, hfcs campaign
in Oklahoma. I took the remark as a direct
request on McMurray. After lunch
I asked McMurray why lie did not give
Creager the $1,000. McMurray replied he
could not give money to Creager. as he
had legislation pending in Congress, and
it would not look good."
Can Prove It, He Says.
Hamon testified he had a witness to
prove that Creager had asked McMurray
for money.
"Didn't you on May 7 last ask Representative
C. D. Carter to urge me to
withdraw my bill holding up the McMurray
contracts?" Hamon was asked
by Senator Gore.
"I did not," replied Hamon.
called to the stand. Representative 711
t'reager repeated his denials, given pre- la
viously in interviews. He said he once p
had asked McMurray for a loan of
but it was to be a regular business
deal, involving security. The loan
was never made.
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President Taft Declared to Have ^
Withdrawn His Opposition. te
Convention September 27. ti
Special From a Staff Correspondent.
NEW YORK, August 11.?Next Tuesday I*
the republican state committee will as- ar
remble in this city and be called to order gt
by State Chairman Woodruff. It will be 8t<
the first meeting of the full committee ce
since the effort last winter of certain 1
high republicans to drive Mr. Woodruff
from the chairmanship. W
Mr. Woodraff refused to go then and ga
he has not decided whether he is ready ^
to leave when the committee reorganises
after the state convention, which is to W]
be called at next Tuesday's meeting. Mr. te
Woodruff tells his close friends here that ffj
he may decide to hold on for another 1,
term if the new committee wants him. a
It will surprise some politicians in si
Washington to learn that President Taft H
is entirely agreeable to Mr. Woodruff retaining
the chairmanship if he wants it.
The President has changed his mind
about Mr. Woodruff since Senator Root
came over here last winter to ask the te
chairman to step doyn. It is said that II
the President and Senator Root were w
misinformed as to the situation at Al- p
hanv and Mr. Woodruffs relation thereto,
and that he is now entirely complacent 18
over Mr. Woodruffs chairmanship. The ?1
republican state convention will be held gt
at Saratoga September 27, and it Is likely
that the democratic convention will be
held in the same place two days later.
N. O. M. R
Question of International Executive #r
Board's Authority Also to .
Bo Decided. "<
1 N'DI A N A POL.I S. Ind.f August 11.N
early 1,000 delegates were in Indianapolis
today ready for the opening of the
special convention of the United Mine m
Workers, railed by President Thomas
l_ Lewis to discuss the wage contracts te
and strike situation in the various districts.
One clause in the rail states that one fr
object is "to take such action as neces- h?
sary to require the officers and members
of the United Mine Workers to respect
and comply with the authority of the <]<
international executive board." ai
President John H. Walker, of the 81
Illinois district and so called leader or
the anti-Lewis faction was on hand ready
tor the opening of the convention.
Thomas L. Lewis, president of the !
United Mine Workers of America, made 1
a plea for peace; Judge Merle N. A.
Walker, on behalf of the city, welcomed
the delegates, and John J. Keegan, who
. < vuv?.w? ?vu lawi VI Iflf City,
advised peace. The plea and advice
were greeted with cheers, intermingled lo
with a few hisses, by the nearly 1,000 a
The hisses followed President Lewis'
declaration during his opening speech P1
that he had no fear of any interest. ?
cither inside or outside of the national it
organization, being able to disrupt the
United Mine Workers.
T. 0. Lee of Armour 6 Company 5
Accused by Grand Jury. 2!
CHICAGO, August 11.?Thomas G. Lee r?
of the dressed beef department of Ar- tv
mour & Co. was indicted today on a ^
charge of perjury by the grand Jury ai
which is investigating the alleged com- ^
binaticn of packer#. . tl.
? "
:amous Woman Lecturer and I
Practiced Law in Iowa as Husband's .
tepresented American Red Cross at
St. Petersburg Congress?Long
Washington Resident.
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, known throughout
le country as temperance lecturer,
lilantliropist and investigator of sociogical
problems, died this morning at r
arfleld Hospital, after a short illness c
id after an operation had failed to give t
?r relief. i
She was in her seventieth year, and had p
lade her home in Washington for the h
st twenty years- She resided in the *
ortner apartment house. *
Funeral arrangements have not yet y?en
completed. The family is awaiting t
le arrival of Mrs. Foster's son. William r
. Foster, who is in Spokane, Wash. J
The services will be conducted in the j
oundrv M. E. Church, of which she was
member, the acting pastor, Rev. Harry
aimer, officiating. Interment will be
i Oak Hill cemetery. e
Law Partner of Husband. )
The greater part of Mrs. Foster's life <j
as devoted to the service of others, r
ears ago, when she lived in Iowa, where s
le practiced law as a partner of her husind,
they both took up the cause of
imperance in that state.
The interests which they opposed caused *
le burning of their home. Mrs. Foster
st everything, even to the pictures of ^
jr children.
Shortly afterward Miss Francis E. Wil- r
rd induced her to go on the platform J
id tell how her home had been destroyed '
id how the liquor interests were de- r
roying other homes in all parts of the j;
ate. Mrs. Foster had immediate sue- f1
as as a lecturer. *
Her services in the intereests of temper-; 1
ice and other reforms were in frequent
mand in various parts of the country. s
itli Miss Francis E. Willard she or- '
mixed the W. C. T. t". and wrote its 1
nstitution with her own hand. 0
Bhe was for a long time president of
e Women's Republican Association, and t
is an influential member of the Daugh- r
rs of the American Revolution, having c
ven much service ais chairman of the
illd labor committee. She was a life
ember of the Y. W. C. A., and was also I
member of the Women's Foreign Mis- I
onary Society and of the Women's I
ome Missionary Society.
Bed Cross Delegate.
As a representative of the American ]
>ciety of the Red Cross, she was sent
> St. Petersburg by Secretary of State
ay in 1902 with Miss Clara Barton. She
as a member of the Taft party to the
hllippines. leaving the party In the is- 3
nd to make a tour of the foreign misons
of the Methodist Church nf i-hioh
le -was always an active member.
Mrs. Foster was born in Lowell, Mass.,
id had Puritan ancestors. Her father,
ev. Mr. Horton of the Methodist Church,
as active in anti-slavery agitation be- n
>re the war. Mrs. Foster's husband,
ho was connected with the Department c
' Justice for many years, died in Wash- *
gton four years ago. She is survived by v
son, William H. Foster, and two grand- j
lildren. Warren H. Foster and Judith
:. Foster, who is a daughter of the late
mory Foster, a newspaper man well
down among the older Washington cor- c
Her last public work was to serve on a
immittee appointed by Attorney General 1
'Ickersham to Investigate conditions in p
deral prisons. She recommended the j
ection of a woman's wing to the federal
ison at Fort Leavenworth. J
Among her favorite subjects for public
rtures were "The Higher Patriotism," t
Civilisation in the Orient," "The Ballot
id the Cradle" and "A Chance for the
Olid" I
Dolliver's Estimate of Her. f,
Mrs. Foster was a lifelong friend of d
?nator Dolliver of Iowa, and heard him b
ake his first public address. L
Senator Dolliver once said of Mrs. F03- d
r: ?
"She will find an enthusiastic audience
herever she goes. When she returned
om her trip around the world 1 advised
sr to go on the platform again and
lara tho laasnnc eha liarl 1 ?1 ?1 * *
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10 pooplo. (
"Mrs. Foster is not in the slightest
fgree 'mannish,' neither is she 'womuish.'
She is herself in love wtih the
ibjeot she presents. Her hearers are
irried away with her eloquence and for*- ~
?t whether she is man or woman." s
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ncle, Proprietor of Burned Hotel, I
Held by Coroner's Order. }
WILMINGTON, N. t'.. August 11?Fol- b
wing a Are at the Rock Springs Hotel, a
boarding house on the river front, at a
t early hour yesterday, J. C. Holly, the
oprietor, was arrested by order of the
mntv r>ArAn*?t? r>Wo ?? * * **
vx/? v.?va v IIUI B*:u Willi niBpUIlSlDlI"
y for the death of Edwin Cromwell,
l.neteen years of age, an orphan ward J
r the proprietor, who was fouud suffoited
In his room on the third floor of the
jilding after the fire.
Several guests of the hotel were taken
om the windows by the firemen after *
telr arrival. Before the coroner's In- s
nest sheets saturated with kerosene oil a
pon which the boy waS lying were ex- >
ibited. though an autopsy upon the body '
wealed that the boy was still alive 1
hen the fire occurred. It was also
town that the boy's life had recently t
sen insured in favor of Holly for a
cd that Holly carried full fire insurance I
it his household effects. Holly is In jail c
lthout bond, pending the verdict of t
ie coroner's jury. I
Battalion of Infantry Will K
Fight Fires in Montana. *
Forest Rangers on Flathead Reserva- I
tion Need Assistance. I
No Fires of a Serious Nature in I
National Park?Assertion Made I
After Thorough Investigation. I
The forest service has called on the
War Department for aid to fight the I
forest fires in Montana. I
Gen. Leonord Wood, chief of staff fl
of the army, has directed that a battal- H
ion of the 14th Infantry, in maneuvers at I
American Lake Camp, Ore., be ordered
mmeuiateiy to Missoula, Mont., for the I
Serious forest fires are raging again on B
the Flathead Indian reservation in Mon- B
:ana and the situation cf the Cceur K
i" Alen national forest In Idaho continues B
extremely critical. The conditions of the
>tlicr national forest reserves have materially
improved, according to advices re- m
:eived by the forest service. Ill
Troops Asked For. "
A telegram received today by Acting Ml
Secretary Pierce of the Interior Depart- |u|
ncnt from Supt. Morgan of the Flat- 111
lead Indian reservation, reported that
seven distinct fires were burning be
ond control, and asked that companies p;
>f troops be sent to bis aid. The War
Jepartment immediately complied with
dr. Pierce's request for the soldiers. I
Associate Forester Potter today was
idvised of the acute condition in the
.'ouer d'Alene national forest in a telegram
from District Forester Greely, at
dissoula, Mont. Upon the request of
he forest service the War Department
rdered the troops to assist the forest
angers in meeting the situation. m
Mr. Potter takes an optimistic view
if the condition, and said he thought K
vith the help of the army the flames n
vould be checked within a few days. B
Report From Chief Clerk Ucker. Ej
The Department of the Interior has 1?
ecelved word from Clement S. Ucker, K
hief clerk, who is now in Glacier Na- I?
ional Park in Montana, that the fire ft
n inai seclion is ii<jl m iuc pa. in.
roper. Mr. (Joker says additional help
las been secured to fight the blaze, and
hat before many days it will be exinguished.
He adds that as the area
ver which it is sweeping is small lie
elieves it will be under complete conrol
within a few days. The departneni
at present is not informed as to
he progress of the fires in other secions
further than what is appearing H
n the press.
In the Lally Lake Region. I
WHITEFISH, Mont., August 11.?For- B
st fires in the Lally lake region have H
aken a serious turn and now are burn- I
ng more fiercely than ever, after three I
lays of hot, dry weather. Smoke last I
light was so thick that it completely ob- I
cured the sun.
Small Fires in National Park. C]
LIVINGSTON, Mont., August 11.?The Han
eport that disastrous forest fires were una
urning in the National Park has been the
horoughly investigated, and It is learned T]
hat no fires of a serious character are the
aging. Several small fires have been nex
mder way in the interior of the park, verar
from the route taken by the trans ortationf
companies. These are now
inder control, and little, if any. damage j>
las been done. The troops that subdued
hese fires have been called into Fort
fellowstone. tr?I
The fy-es are believed to have been
tarted by lightning, as vegetation is dry nyh
hroughout the park. The air has been prjz
illed with smoke and mountains a mile
ir two away can hardly be distinguished.
Game in large numbers Is driven into er*''
he valleys below the fire region, the ani- rem
rials apparently losing their fear of man t<
>n the approach of the fire. yis
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bearing Again Goes Over?Set for i?ei
St a
September 20 by Agree- cry
ment. for
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NEW YORK, August 11.?A move was are
nade today in behalf of the Italian gov- of
rnment in the case of Porter Charlton, ves
rho confessed to having murdered his
rife at Lake Como, Italy, and is held in intc
ersey City awaiting extradition pro- yes
eedings. Ci
The hearing, set for today, in the *.ntj
:harlton case went over by agreement jn"
ntil September 20. But Gustave Dirosa, the
he Italian vice consul in New York, ap- R
eared before Supreme Court Justice
Hair in Jersey City aad filed with the
ustice the dossier in Charlton's case. O:
This dossier contains a record of all It
he evidence in the case as gathered by ^
he Italian government, and is written in ^
talian. Judge Blair ordered a trancript
of the record to be made for the
s? of the court some time before the |l|
ate set for Charlton's examination. yV
The New Jersey authorities have not II
>een informed of any action by the State
iepartment in Charlton's case. It is unerstood
that no formal demand for the
oung prisoner's extradition has as yet WJT
>een made by the Italian government.
German Field Guns Show Their Efficiency
Against Aerial Craft. a in
RUEGENWALDE, Prussia. August 11. reft
-The men behind the field guns demon- ^ect
trated their ability to destroy swiftly lj?l
invlnf hollnfinc tndnv halfaria.. cin(i
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f field artillery were practiced against
erial craft towed by the cruiser Undine. por
'he results from the standpoint of marks*
uanship were brilliant. In every instance wai
he shells reached the balloons, tearing
hem to pieces, and frequently the gas
a.gs exploded and were burned In mid- H
ii", at *{
Maj. Gross, the aeronautical representtive
of Krupp's, directed the practice. "'ra
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ohn D. Eockefeller, Jr., to Alter
New York Building. L ?
NBW YORK, August 11.?John D. abo
lockefeller, jr., will alter the two- Wc
tory Armitage Chapel, No. 743 10th !in.8
ivenue. Just north of the West Side ms
Jeighborhood House, into a moving picure
show at a nominal cost. ^
The alterations will consist of enlarging
lie platform. Installing a fireproof screen
,nd building an operator's booth. Thomas pus
f. Lamb, architect, filed the plans. The
hapel and neighborhood house are main- T
alned by the Rcckefellers and the by
tvenue Baptist Church. _ yal
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rrcinnatian Chosen Head of
Knights Templar ? Next
Convention at Denver.
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KICAGO, August 11.?Eminent Sir Wil- ^
i B. Melish of Cincinnati was today
nimously elected grand commander of
Knights Templar,
lie committee to which was intrusted t
duty of recommending the city for the j
t triennial conclave agreed on Den- ?
Entertainment Provided. i
rilling hy Cook county and Illinois .
imanderies for second and third class t
>hies, yacht and motor boat races, an
mobile ride for the women accompong
visiting knights, the award of n
;es, a reception to Grand Encamp- t
it officers by Ohio Grand Command,
fireworks and a concert make up the j
aindcr of the day s program.
morrow there is no set program, t
[tors will pass the time viewing Chicaunless
the business session extends
World Union of Knights. 1
he resolution unanimously adopted
terday, establishing a concordat been
Kpight Templar governing bodies,
said by Masons to be the most imtant
Step taken by the conclave for
ny years.
he concordat establishes amicable reons
between the Knights of England, 8
land, Scotland, Canada and the United e
tes, and is an event which lias been e
stallizing for many years. Its conimation
is said to he the chief object
which the Karl of Euston, pro grand
ctOP n f "IT r* ?rl ? 1 T,T "
ui>e'<>iiu rtnu tvaies, visited
thirty-first triennial conclave.
11 the Knights Templar of the world t
affiliated with the governing bodies .
one or other of the nations, and
terday's legislation practically consoii- *
es them into a whole. 1
he competitive drills, second only in '
nest to the parade of Tuesday, began s
terday. v
apts. James B. Go wen, B. E. Ingram f
I James S. Young, jr., officers of the C
ted States Army, who acted as judges
the drills, late yesterday announced r
following scores: r
aper Commandery, No. 1, of Indian- s
lis, won the first prize; percentage, r
anseiman. No. 1t?, Cincinnati, 87..'5.
riental. No. Ill, Kansas City, ?7.2.
'anhee. No. 21. AVilwankee, 83.3.
enosha. Wis., -No. .'50, 84.9. /
eauseant, No. s, Baltimore, Md., 79'J. '
t. Oliyet, Wichita, Kas., 78.2.
LNEY, 111., August 11.?Joseph A. !
ndling. charged with the murder of
1a Kellner, in Louisville, became a
actory prisoner liere today, and ob- c
ed to Chief of Detectives Carney of j
lisviile taking him frcm the Baltimore
Ohio Southwestern train,
i a struggle Wending kicked a retor
for a Louisville paper who is
owtng the alleged slayer. The prisoner p
; handcuffed to Carned at the time. I
Refused to Leave Train.
e refused to leave the train after his \
?rney, J. Ft. Clements, "bad spoken with t
u Wendling was put in an automobile, f
eh went southeast along the Illinois c
tral track?. *
irney told the station agent he pro- ?
ly would take an Illinois Central train ?
Kentucky. He wanted the time cf hia *
ival in Louisville kept secret,
iements, who caught the train in St- r
ils after Carney had put his prisoner i:
ard today, rode in the same car with
ndling. As soon as Carney told Wend'
to leave the car Clements advised .
client in an undertone. t
Wendling Pushed Off.
struggle ensued. Carney, Colonel j
n H. Whalen and two newspaper men n
hed Wendling through the dcorway of d
car and to the station platform. a
he automobile was engaged by Carney r
telegraph. Clements did not leave the t
[n here. I
Ti a photograph taken by the U. S. Fore ft Serrice.
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Storm Bothers His Competi- He
tors Sorely, and He, Too,
Loses His Way.
MEZIERES. France. August 11.?M. Le C.
Blanc's good fortune In the cross-country ??'
icrial race continued on the third leg of ia,T
[lie course today. Although he experi- da>
Miced great difficulty, he was again the
irst to arrive at the post. M
The day's flight was from Nancy to Hei
[his town, a distanceof 99.36 miles. The diti
eader's time was 1 hour 58 minutes and : e<J 1
? seconds.
Le Blanc, barring accidents, is praetl- at
ally sure of winning the race, although mos
if. Aubrun and M. I,egagneux, who com- ,lov
jleted the first two laps in single flights,
still have a chance. mai
Aubrun reached here today two hours T1
ifter Le Blanc had landed. M. Lindpaint- the(
r dest-ended and abandoned the race at
i point twelve miles from Nancy.
st re
Storm Bewilders Aviators. <jer
All the aviators experienced the roughest
mailing thus far encountered. Le Blanc fon
lad the best lu;k.
After leaving Nancy & gust of wind blew
iway his chart. For a time he was loat
n a thick haze. He Anally recognized the bull
tleuse river, which he followed over the killi
owns of Mouzrn and Sedan. din)
Auburn, next to get away, received the
orce of the storm, and later ran into
hick weather and lost his course. ^
Eventually he found himself over Cha- peri
ons, where he got the direction for Me- ^
;ieres. Qrd,
Lindpainter Forced to Quit. "1
M. Lindpainter, who started third, was
aught in a heavy downpour of rain after
le had been in the air but a short time
ind was forced to alight. Pi
The others who started in the race of six .J.
stages from Paris to Troyes, Nancy, ti ?
dezieres, Doual, Amiens and return, a
otal distance of 495 miles, continue to ?,
larticipate in the local meetings that alernate
with the racing days. ,,,
Several officers In mflitary aeroplanes, jfl
>ne of whlcli carried Gen. Maumourv, ef- ,
ected reconnaissances in the vicinity of
s'ancy at daylight. They, too, met with wo(
?ad weather. c'ari
The pilot of the machine occupied by Pow
he general lost his direction and finally "a.y
irought up at Metz in the district of Loraine,
Germany. From that point the re- c"a
urn to Nancy was made. ~ is i
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LONDON, August 11.?Considerable
mxiety is felt for Capt. Scott's antarctic T
xnedition shin, th* T?rr.
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leven dayg overdue at Cape Town. jmn
The vessel has not been spoken since
he left Madeira Jun-> 27. caK
? trac
Capt. Robert F. Scott, commander of w
he British expedition which set out June ^ea
from I^ondon for the south pole, is not A
et aboard the Terra Nova, but left July pre
H to .loin- the vessel in New Zealand, terc
The Terra Nova stopped at Cardiff to coal new
i.nd proceeded June 15 to Madeira, from tha1
vhlch port she sailed twelve days later of
or Cape Town. She should have reached kee
'ape Town not later than August 1- kno
I,ieut. E. R. Evans is second in com- the
nand and the other officers and scientists to i
lumber twenty-eight. The crew of the nigl
iteamer consists of twenty-seven picked wal
nen. unk
3ne Man Killed, a Second Fatally JiJJ
Injured at Watertown. a 1
WATERTOWN, N. Y-, August 11.? of 1
fames R. Smith, a prominent furniture foui
nan of this city, was killed and William | is*a
7lmmPrmar? T"
-- ? ? <" 'win, in., was prob- "
Lbly fatally injured in the wrecking of an Zin
lutomobile in which they were riding last
light. The car, in turning out to pass a
earn, struck a pile of stones left by con- T1
ractors working on the road, and plunged not
hrough a culvert. The five occupants the
vere hurled out, but all save Smith and dav
Jimmerman escaped injury. The inured
men were rushed by a special train Bla,
o a hospital here, where Mr. Smith died At
hortly after. Zimmerman's back Is be- New
ieved to be broken. nesj
Julius TJlke's Estate Left to Wife, ma>
The will of Julius Ulke was filed for ^
.robate today. His widow, Mrs. Helen
"Ike, becomes the sole beneficiary of supi
he estate. She also was named ex- thie'
cutrix. The will was dated December and
9. 1907. Mr. Ulke was a resident of
he city for oyer sixty years, the last repr
orty years of which time he was a noui
lerk in the general land office. At the ness
lme 01 Ills uemn, July 31, he was the ?*ii
ldest clerk invthe land office the
By the terms of the will of Michael said
Burns, filed for probate today his
state Koes to his widow. Mrs. Annie -r
. Burns. Sidney T. Thomas and W C
Juvall were made executors Mr' ti
lurns died July 25. 8" thJ"
'apt. Hooker Ordered to San Jnan. h?Ti
Capt. R. S. Hooker of the Marine Corps'. ! p-'
t-ho has been ald-de-camp to Maj. Gen', p m
Slllott, commandant of marines, since Kusi
Jay. 1908. has been relieved from further sum
luty at marine headquarters In this city Bl
ind ordered to duty at the marine baracks,
naval station, San Juan, P. r. g0 * *
ar as known his successor at marine m
ieadquartei'8 has not been selected. <oui
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lavy Bail, Such as is Use
in Russian Shooting
Gallery Arm.
LEVELAXD, Ohio, August 11.?T
cial inquest into the murder of Wi
i L. Rice on Euclid avenue last Fi
night was begun by Coroner M.
>sger yesterday.
arshall Brockway of Clevelai
ght has recited his knowledge of co
ons surroundings the crime as lear
from investigations beginning with t
e he was told of the murder by phoi
12:25 a.m. Saturday. The newest ai
*t significant development in the ca.<
ever, came through an investigate
the bullet taken from the murder*
n's brain.
his development seems to weaken t
ory that the murder was committ
a personal enemy, and to lei
ngth to the supposition that the mu
resulted from an accidental meetii
h chicken thieves or a quarrelsor
No Ordinary Bullet.
he bullet and an ordinary .TJ-oa'it
let were weighed. The bullet whi*
ed Rice weighed 115 grains. The c
iry 32-caliber bullet weighs but
eorge Freeman, an ammunition e
t, who examined it carefully, said
id not have been fired from a shell
[nary bore.
["here are only two 115-grain bulle
le," the expert said, "one is the 3
ber Winchester rille bullet, made at
I in this country, the other is a 4
dm- Kussian gallery bullet, maue
?ia and sold in this country.
That would leave only two possibi
as to the kind of weapon used in ki
Rice. A Wlnehested rifle or a .4
ber revolver carrying a Russian gj
We can eliminate the Winchest
5 easily. A bullet from a Winche
will carry through sixteen inches
>d at a distance of fifteen feet,
ries a charge of twenty grains
rder. Such a bullet would nev
e lodged in Rice's head.
The Russian gallery shell carries
rge of only six grains of powder,
ised for target practice, and wou
be likely to bore through the hea
this bullet penetrated Ric<
ital bone only and lodged in h
In, I am certain it must have bei
3 from such a shell. A second bull<
!act, did not penetrate, but glanc<
the bone."
canvass of the city of Russian ga
-M shells discovered no dealer wl
them in stock. Two Ontario stre
lers, however, said they had the
stock until a few weeks ago.
No Obvious Clue. ,
his evidence has given the police i
lous clue. A search will be begi
tediately. however, not merely
Ireland, but also in New York, Ch
0 and other cities in the hope
:ing a sale of such a firearm i
ild carry the bullet in Mr. Rict
part from the testimony of M
eman nothing was learned at ye
lay's Inquiry which could throw at
r light on the murder. The theo
t Mr. Rice left his club on the nig
his death with the intention
ping an appointment with some u
wn person is now being sifted 1
police. Apparently the only thir
support this theory Is that on tl
ht in question the lawyer started
k home after telephoning to son
;nown person. He had before ii
iably gone home at night in his a'
will drawn by Rice several yea
. which was found by Attorney Wi
d Nelson Cromwell, is believed I
mwell to have been superseded 1
ater testament. Cromwell made
>nd futile search Wednesday in hoi
discovering a later will. The w
nd Monday is declared to be unsa
ctory, and the hunt for a secoi
1 caused as much by dissatisfacth
h it as by any actual belief a lab
; had been drawn.
Family Not to Be Called.
ie family of the murdered man w
be called to testify at the inques
second session of which was held t
Neither will the coroner summf
?'s business associates, Judge J. 1
ndin and F. H. Ginn.
torney William Nelson Cromwell i
r York, Rice's associate in many bus
i deals, may be asked to take tl
id, if he is in the city, to throw lig]
any business trouble the dead ma
hav-A had.
ivate detectives employed by the fan
lave discarded all other theories as t
s's death and are now working on tl
position that he was killed by chicke
res, probably foreigners, whom he m<
attempted to prevent from carryin
y their booty.
unty Prosecutor Cline's office is bein
esented at the inquest. He has ar
iced that he will summon the wi
es before the grand jury,
f it is possible to get anything out <
witnesses, the grand jury can do it,
Cline. "We can force answers."
. cords for Twenty-Four Hours.
tie following were the readings c
thermometer and barometer at th
ther bureau for the twenty-fou
rs beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday:
tiermometer: August 10?4 p.m., 84
m., 76: 12 midnight, 68. August 11m.,
66: 8 a.m., 70; 12 noon, 80:
. ?4. Maximum, 86, at 5 p.m. Au
I 10; minimum, 64, at 5 a.m., Au
t 11.
arometer: 4 p.m.. 29.90; 8 p.m
1; 12 midnight. 29.98; 4 a.m., 29.91
m., 30.03; noon, 30.04; 2 p.m., 30.0.
ximum temperature past twenty
" hours, 86; a year ago, 89.
I Metcalfe's Comet Is a Fini
Celestial Object.
Now Much Brighter Than Halley'
at First Appearance.
New Visitor Has Bright Nucleus, I
Elongated and Shows Faint
and Short Tail.
Metcalfe's comet, a new and lust;
celestial visitor, found by Rev. Joel H
Metcalfe of Taunton, Mass , We.lnesda;
morning:, was observed under rather dra
matte conditions last night at the nava
observatory by Prof. Asaph Hall, Mi
Burton and the writer.
t'sing the data telegraphed from Har
sard University, the astronomical dealing
house for celestial information, th
great twenty-six-inch equatorial tele
scope was turned on a region of the sk;
in the constellation Hercules. In th
? field of the glass, flanked by a doubl
star and surrounded by a number o
bright stars, was the new comet.
Tts first appearance was striking, j
flickering maze of hazy light, with i
sharply defined nucleus, the coma elon
, I gated, greenish-white in color, with i
I nucleus about the eighth magnitude ii
11 brightness, it far surpassed in splendo
tne first telescopic views of Hailey
Promises to Be Spectacular.
From the vision last night Metcalfe'
comet promises to be a fine sight in th
western- heavens as soon as it become
visible to the naked eye. It can noi
be seen with a good two-inch glass.
One observation of a comet is no
enough to determine all its elements wlti
11(5 precision. It requires at least three oil
11- servations to estimate its speed, size am
rj. orbit, but rough calculation indicates tha
. the new comet Is now between the orbit
1 ' of Jupiter and Mars and nearer Jupiter.
Metcalfe's comet Is moving rapidly ii
nd declination, with a strong movement i
i,_ right ascension. That i^, it is movinj
toward the sun and perihelion.
The sun is now in the constellation o
l,e Cancer, and today is in i> hours and ne
-minutes right ascension, and in 13 dc
id erees and 28 minutes north declinatior
,e The comet just before midnight was i
' Id hours and 11 minutes right ascensio
311 and 14 degrees and 35 minutes north derll
?d nation, both bodies being north of the c?
lestial equator.
lie Six hours' difference in right ascensioi
means ninety degrees. So when the su
c is setting the comet is near the meridiar
or a line drawn from north to south. A
r- the comet is racing toward Jhe sun, it wil
1K be seen in the western sky in the even
ing until it passes perihelion, about Oc
tober, when It will change to the mornin
Has a Faint Tali.
,er A rough estimate of the comet's orbi
ch shows it inclined to the orbit of the eart
,r" at an angle of about forty degrees. 1
88 shows now a faint tail.
There are no first magniture stars nea
x" the comet, but if a line i* drawn fror
Antares, in Scodpius, to Polaris, th
or north star, and another line is draw
from Arcturus, in the constellation o
ts Bootes, at right angles with the first
? the intersection of the two lines?th
- angle whlcn they form?will indicate thi
it! place of the comet.
4- More precisely, the comet is within th
jn irregular triangle formed by the star
Beta and Omega, Herculls and Gammi
;j_ Serpentis.
11. By Sunday night the moon, then tw<
[_1_ days past first quarter, will have move
Ll_ over into the sixteenth hour of right as
censicn and will l?e almost due south o
er and about forty-eight degrees away fron
y. the new comet.
nf It is a pity that the moon is waxing
Jt Its increasing light, as it ncars ful
Q( moon, will interfere with a good view o
er the comet.
Seen After Electric Storm.
II The person who thinks that astronom:
^ is rather dull should have been at th?
,.g Naval Observatory last night, while wi
lis were taking the cosmic Bertillon of th<
?n comet. When it had been located and thi
wires placed on it and a nearby star, t<
determine the movement of the comet, i
tl_ fierce electrical storm, that had beei
ho muttering all around the horizon, an*
et which had been bursting into angr;
m flashes of vivid lightning, suddenly close*
in over the clear space in the zenith. Foi
half an hour the lightning acted as if i
would tear the heayens apart. The aper
10 ture in the dome was quickly closed an<
,.n we sat in the darkness patiently wait
n ing for the storm to pass.
The movable floor of the telescop*
of house had been moved up until it wa;
as almost level with the huge steel dome
,'s The tops of the windows of the stoni
part of the house were about level wit!
the raised floor,
fr. Through these we could see the tre
s- merdous flashes of lightning coming ap
iy parently from below. Above all was ab
ry solute darkness. The crash of the thun
ht der was hitensitied by the steel dome un
of til it was deafening.
n- The weird effect of the lightning, ap
?V parently coming from under foot; th*
IS darkness, between the flashes; the seem
ie ing rage of the elements at those pun>
to mortals who dared to try to set metes
fie and bounds to the wonders of space; thi
n- tension 011 the nerves; the fear that all
a- our work would be spoiled by the heavy
clouds not lifting In time?ail this made a
rs dramatic setting to the first observation
1- with a big telescope of the new comet.
iy Patience is the fourth dimension ol
>y astronomy. At last the fury of the storm
a exhausted its energy and it cleared beaupe
ill There in the glass gleamed the comet,
t- All doubt about its identity was removed
id by the fact that the wires showed that il
in bad moved with relation to the fixed stai
er with which it was gauged.
As if to put a fitting finish to the night,
after we came out of the dome, a brilliant
meteor, probably from the stream
following Halley's comet, shot out of PeIII
gasus and blazed away to the south, a
,l- glorious ceiesimi pyroiecnnic
in Retail Merchants to Be Taken in
3. Under Title to Be Determined
ie Later.
Bt '
s The board of directors of the Chamber
|g of Commerce at a meeting this afternoon
adopted the report of the special eommitt
tee appointed to take up consideration of
the organization of retail merchant* as
an auxiliary body of the Chamber of
This action by the board of directors
gives the final approval of the chamber in
|f regard to the new organization. The ree
port was submitted to the board by D. j
r Kaufman.
The name of the organization was left
I; for future decision. It has been sua
- gested that the organisation be called
2 "The Retail Merchants* Association of
i- the Chamber of Commerce." Members
i- of the board, objected to this name claim
ing that the constitution of the chamber
l, does not provide for such a body.
1; Joseph Strasburger, who has been a
3. prime mover in the organisation of the
retail merchants, and who is also chair -
man of the retail trade committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, announced that
f the retail trade committee would hi#
r j merged with the new organization. Th*
' members of the new organization will
I ! pay no dues except those of the Chamber
of Commerce, but they may he calle<i
| upon for assessments as occasion ma/
! TOTAL OVER $3,000,000
N j
* I'lUtLb tuti LAMl) WUA1.H. UjfcSENATE
s . .
Comparison With Assessed and Estimated
Values Cannot Be Made
* for Several Days.
3 It will be a day or two before the 1rt1
proposal* for the sale of set?arnte parrels
of land in the trait between the Senato
office building and the I'nion station,
which i'ongress has announced its intei!
tion of acquiring, a piece at a time during
the next decade, will tie sufficiently
listed and elassitled to permit of comparison
with the assessed and estimated
y value of the property. Elliott Woods.
superintendent of the t'apltol. the only
I member of the conmiission fbr tlie enlargement
of the Capitol grounds who is
now in the city, declined today to express
an opinion as to whether lie considered
any or all of the proposals to he
reasonable. .
Indeed, he has not gone over the
ures sufficiently, he said, to get an
s* idea of just what the total will run.
e .Proposals Aggregate $2,000,000.
' The proposals received Inilude
large number of small lots in squares
722. 723, 721. 632. 680. 681. 682. 6S3 and
a 684, the prices ranging from $2 to $3
a square ioot. ana me entire Holdings
a of the Baltimore and Ohio and Wash"
ington Terminal companies, comprising
the big tract immediately in front of
the station. The proposals for the sale
of this tract aggregate more than
Congress desires to get all the prnps
erty for $3,500,000, and with this idea
f in view appropriated $500,000 at the
session of Congress just ended and an*
nouneed its intention of appropriating
v half a million each succeeding vear until
the limit of cost is reached.
Proposals Aggregate $3,000,000.
j The commision for the enlargement of
, the Capitol grounds, which consists of
s Vice President Sherman. Speaker Cannon
and Mr. Woods, with James C. Courts,
n clerk of the House appropriations <omg
mittee, as secretary, is autiiorized to expend
the $TiO0,Od0 now at its disposal in
if the purchase of such property as shall be
:t offered at what is considered a reason able
price. The commission will take no
l. action until all the bids have been rlassin
tied and reviewed and will not buy anvil
of the parrels offered unless it is satis1
lied that the price Is better than could be
i- obtained on condemnation proceedings.
q Knights of Columbus, With Ladies
r and Friends, Take a Look
" Over the Capital.
n "
' More than one hundred members of tha
e Knights of Columbus, including their
e families and friends, arrived in Washington
this morning on their way home to
^ New Orleans, from the national conven^
tion at Quebec, held there August 2 to
August 4.
t> The party spent most of the morning
* touring the city in sight-seeing automo(
biles. Many went this afternoon to Mount
[J ? V* HUH.
The party will leave Washington toll
morrow evening. The tour, which startei
t from New Orleans July 2fi, included a
visit to Cincinnati. Cleveland. Buffalo.
Niagara Falls, Toronto. Montreal, Quebec,
New York, Atlantic City and Washy
e Members of the Party.
e The party is stopping at the Riggs
e House and is made up of the following
3 members:
1 L. P. Cailbonet, J. B. Fisher, J. L.
i Fisher, Mrs. James Mallon. Master James
1 D. Mallon, Charles O. Mouton, Mrs. Mouf
ton. Miss Isabelle Mouton. Miss Mattie
1 Mouton. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Hoffman,
r D. II. Hoffman, jr.. Master John tlotil
man. Miss Mane Hoffman, Master Augustus
Hoffman, Master James Hoffman,
Virginia Hoffman. Miss Maria
* Prat, O. H. DeShotels. Mrs. De
Shutels, Mrs. A. J. Schwartz. Miss <
Inez Schwartz, Miss Catherine Collins,
George Schwartz. Peter Tone, jr., Oscar
. Dngas, Mrs. Dugas, Mrs. J. E. Le Blanc,
Miss T. Le Blanc, Leonce L. Le Blanc,
3 Robert E. Le Blanc, Edgar A Ancoin. H. <
\ Carmonche, John P. Fox, George Murit*lo.>
* w*s_ * - -
}jnjr, iuio.1 i>iiii<xn uaucuv, s .Magna
. Dayton, Miss Nisida longeron, Robert E.
. Byrne, F. O. Schwing, Miss Daisy Ro.
mere. Mrs. M. Indest. Miss Mar.
guerite Detch. Joseph Buckley, J. G.
. Hogan, Miss Tsabelle Vanderbane. Miss
Norrie Caulfield. Miss Eliza A. Hart well,
. Miss Annie K. Ford, Miss Mary Wheland.
, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Casey, Mr and
1 Mrs. William Reynolds, Mrs. I.. Braun,
, Miss Edna Braun. ?Mlss Jane Gaffney,
, Miss Agnes Seulley, l,ouis Prech,
ter, MVs. Prechter. Frank I-. PrechI
ter. P. J. Chappius. Mrs. Mary
K. Bodeker, Misw Bodeker. Mrs.
Hugh Meehan, Miss Uzzie McAdam.
, Hugh Meehan, O. B. McAdam. R. B.
Whitaker, F. J. Wauguispaek. Mrs.
George Reilly, Miss Susan Murphy,
| Warren L. Rohr. John Massey. Joseph
. Santo, S. J. van Norman, J. M. Hamley,
I. J. Brown, C. O. Whaley. Paul Blauchart.
Edward Cunningham. H. S. Cro[
zier, Mrs. Alice Demers, H Bieleand, E.
St. Julien. Mr. and Mrs. Sehaumberg,
Miss Irene Belon, Miss Edith Srhoen,
Miss I. Sehaumberg, J. P. Schoen, Mr.
and Mrs. F. Domsereau, Miss Adele
. Uthort and G. A. Glambias.
I #
Joint Control of Traffic Between Two
Countriee is Under
NEW YORK. August II.-Martin A.
Knapp, chairman of the interstate commerce
commission, and J. P. Mabee,
chief commissioner of the railway commission
of Canada, having similar jurisdiction
in the Dominion as the interstate
commerce commission lias in thia country,
held a conference here today regarding
ways and means of obtaining
joint control of the traffic between the
two countries.
CSalKman Wnunn SiiM lie fllld Mr
vn?u uiaii *? i' ? ? - .
Mabee would be in conference the better
part of the day. He hoped to make
a statement later.
The meeting today is preliminary to
others that will be held. The two chairmen
have only the power to make Inquiries
and report to their commissions
what they consider to be the most feasible
plan. ? ,,, ,
Rail and water traffic will l>e considered.
Some plan will be devised for a Jo'.nt
regulation and a mode of operation applicable
to the situation.
It ia not expected that the rommiiaioners
will he ready to report to the r
resoectlve commissions before fail or * I
early "in the winter.

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