Threatening weather, with
showers tonight or Friday; cool
er; moderate northerly winds
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY,
The drculatkm of The
both daily and Sunday, is greater
by many thousands than that of
any other Washington newspaper.
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SEPTEMBER 1, 1910-TWENTY-TWO PAGES.
REBELS HOLD TOWN
Filipinos in Vizcaya in Revolt
TELEGRAPH WIRES ARE CUT'
Fugitive Ex-Governor of Ilocos
Leader of the Revolt.
CONSTABULARY IN THE FIELD
Battle Is Hourly Expected?Out.
laws to Be Surrounded by Ken
Under Col. Taylor.
MANILA, September 1.?An uprising
against the government is reported in
the province of Nueva Vlzraya. A con
stabulary force is hurrying to the
scene. and a battle Is expected hourly.
The rebel movement la headed by Fim
son Mandac, former governor of the
province of Ilocos Norte, who has long
been a fugitive frr?m Justice.
Mandac occupies Solano, a town of
? bout fl.000 inhabitants, northwest of
the center of Nueva Vizcaya and about
fve miles north of Bayonbong. The
telegraph wires north of Rayonbong
liave been cut. and it is Impossible to
learn the number of Mandac's follow
Preparing for an Attack.
col. Taylor, at the head of the con
stabulary at Rayonbong. is preparing for
an attack, and the constabulary forces
from other points are moving toward So- i
lano with the purpose of surrounding the !
outlaws and makinjr certain their capture
or death. Government reinforcements are
available if they should prove to be
Word of the trouble reached Manila to
day. Mamiac, while governor, subjected
a prisoner to a "third degree" examina
tion of such severity that the man died.
The governor was convicted of homicide
and sentenced to fourteen years' impris
onment. He appealed from the verdict
of the court, and while the appeal was
pending Jumped his bond and bad been
missing for several months. It was
thought that he had escaped abroad un
til today, when an official dispatch an
nounced that he had turned up at the
head of a band of malcontents.
Nueva Vlscaya is the central province
of Lu son, and Bayonbong is its capital.
War Department Surprised.
The reported disturbance in the prov
ince of Nueva Vlscaya comes as a sur
prise to the officials of the bureau of
insular affairs and the other offices of
the War Department. No Intimation haa
reached Washington of any general dis
content in this wild, sparsely aettlsd
province, and It Is believed here that It
was a surprise likewise to the officials
in the Phllppines.
Difficulty will be encountered by the
constabulary In wiping out the Mandac
band, according to the views of officials
?f the War Department, if its number is
large. Nevertheless, it Is expected here
that the handicap* of the mountainous
country will be overcome shortly and with
litla if any, loss of life. ,
The fact that Mandac has taken his
stand In Solano. In the province of Nueva
Vlscaya. one or two hundred miles across
the mountains from his home In the
rovlnce of Ilocos Norte, leads officials
ere to believe that his followers are few.
Twice In the ahort period of his term
of governor of Ilocos Norte have un
official reports come to Washington of
trouble in which Gov. Mandae figured.
Found Guilty of Xurder.
One report was that the governor, who
was elected to office by a small majority
last January, had been found guilty by a
lower court of homicide and sentenced to
Imprisonment for fourteen years in Blll
Md. The trial took place, according to
the report, at Laoag.
The case aroae, it was said, from an
attack upon two prisoners under confine
ment at Laoag. the capital of the pro
vince of Ilocos Norte. It was stated that
the governor was accused of killing or.e
of them with a kick in the abdomen.
A few weeks later a report reached
Manila and later Washington, that
Oov Mandac had been found guilty re
cently of the illegal detention of sev
eral persons In Jail In his province.
They were held over night. Later de
velopments exonerated them, and the
governor was subsequently charged
with detaining them illegally. He was
reported to have pleaded guilty and to
have been fined fw*). Justice Trent of
the supreme court of the Philippines
granted an Injunction to restrain the
trial court from executing the sentence
until a petition for appeal was acted
Officials are unable to reconcile the
two report a but today's press dis
patches are taken as evidence that
Mandac haa been ousted from the gov
ernorship of Ilocos Norte.
10RD KILMARNOCK WOUNDED.
Accident to Member of Royal Shoot
ing Party at Balmoral.
ABERDEEN, Scotland, September 1 ?
|Clrg George's shooting party at Ralmoral
wee thrown Into escltement today when
J/Ord Kilmarnock, second secretary In the
British diplomatic service, received four
pellets through the accidental discharge
of a gun. The secretary was not seri
For some time It was Impossible to
learn whoee gun was responsible for
the mishap, but later It developed that
<*apt. Hood, one of the guest* from a
country house In the neighborhood, had
fired the shot that wounded the diplo
Lord Kilmarnock has practically re
covered. and is out shooting again this
Was Authority on Dogs.
RITHERFORD. N. J.. September 1 ?
Maj J Monroe Taylor, author of a num
ber of books on dogs, and considered a
national authority on that subject, died
here today. He was born in Lexington.
Ky , in 1KIH, and served in the civil war.
He was the first president of the Ameri
can Kennel Club and figured prominently
as a Judge In every Important dog show
beld In this country.
Whitney Hone a Winner.
DERRT. England. September 1.?The
flerrtngton plate, of J00 sovereigns, for
two-year-olds, distance five furlongs,
was run here today and won by H. P.
"Whitney's Borrow. Gallesro was sec
rnd and the Cocking Belle colt third,
Borough Has a Population of
1,634,351 in 1910.
INCREASE IS 40.1 PER CENT
Yonkers Has 79,803 and Elmira Hat
NEW YORK'S FIGURES TONIGHT
Advance Estimate of 4,465,604
Would Make Metropolis Close
Rival of London.
The population of Brooklyn, N. Y., Is
1.634,351, an Increase of 467,709, or 40.1 per
cent, as compared with In 1900,
according to figures given out by the cen
sus bureau today.
The population of Yonkers, N. Y., Is
79,80B, an Increase of 31,872, or 06.5 per
cent, as compared with 47,931 In 1900.
The population of Elmira N. Y., is 37,
176, an Increase of 1,304, or 4.2 per cent,
as compared with 35,072 in 1000.
Census of New Tork Tonight.
Following its announcement of the pop
ulation of Brooklyn, the census bureau will
tonight make a statement of the popula
tion of Greater New York as developed by
the recent census. No Intimation as to
the exact figur?e has been given out.
It is known, however, that the census
bureau has prepared an estimate of
growth, based upon the Increase shown
between 1WW) and 1906, which was some
thing over 32 per cent. The present pop
ulation would, by this computation, be
over four and a half million?in exact
A gain of anything like 32 per cent for
such a center of population will be almost
marvelous. The result will be not only
to establish New York's position as the
second city of the world, but to cause it
to almost approach rivalry with London.
In lt#?l the population of London was
6,581.372. It Is estimated that it now
exceeds 7,500,000. Thus the British me
tropolis still surpasses the American by
about 2,000,000 people.
Suburbs of Half Million.
Rightly, however, Jersey City, Hoboken
and Bayonne, N. J., are all parts of New
York city, as are Yonkers and Mount
Vernon, N. Y. The combined population
of these cities is almost half a mtlUon,
and added to the estimated total of the
city prover would bring the grand aggre
gate up to more than five mllliona
If New York should succeed in making
the 32 per cent gain estimated, it would
exceed, by more than 6 per cent, the
average gain of eleven cities of over two
hundred thousand people whose figures
have been compiled.
In any event no other city will ap
proach the figures for New York. Of
the foreign capitals Parts comes next.
with a total In 1906 of 2.763.9B8, and Ber
lin follows with 2,040,148.
RT.AHTm FOR LYNCHING.
Jury Chargei Three Officials of New
ark, Ohio, With Negligence.
NEWARK, Ohio, September 1.?In a final
report made today the Licking county
grand jury places the responsibility for the
lynching of "dry" Detective Carl Ether
ington July 8, on the msyor of Newark,
the sheriff of Licking county, and the
chief of police of Newark, all of whom
have since resigned or been deposed.
The report is censorious in dealing with
these officials and says had they acted
with reasonable diligence the riot and
lynching could have been prevented.
A total of fifty-eight Indictments was
returned by the grand Jury in the twenty
seven days of its sitting, all In connec
tion with the lynching. Of these, twenty
five charge alleged rioters with murder
In the first degree, twenty-one are ac
cused of rioting, ten with assault and
two with perjury.
POSSIBLY A KITE.
Belief of Some Regarding Supposed
Airship Flying at Night
NEW YORK, September 1.?Madison
Square had another mysterious aerial
visitor last night. Tuesday night loung
ers were emphatic in saying they saw
and heard an aeroplane as It circled the
Metropolitan tower. Last night only the
red and green lights of a craft, possibly
1,300 feet up, oould be seen, and some
were Inclined to think the object was a
kite bearing lanterns. The visitor die
appeared over the East river.
Tuesday night's supposed aeroplane has
not been Identified.
SLAYS WIFE, WOUNDS CHILD.
Daughter Got Bullet Intended for
Wife of Jealous Man,
NORFDLK, Va., September 1.?After
brooding for hours over a family quarrel,
which lasted well Into last night, J. J.
Smyth, a bartender, aged thirty-two
years, today shot and killed his wife, and
it Is believed, fatally wounded his twelve
year-old daughter, Rita
Pleading with her father not to shoot,
the child ran between her parents as he
drew his pistol. She received a bullet.
The wife, with at least three bullet
wounds in her body, died Just as she
reached the hospital. The child can
Smyth surrendered to the police. He
expressed no regret at the murder of his
wife, but was overcome In Jail when told
that his child would die.
Jealousy is assigned as the cause of the
UNIFORM LIBRARY RECORDS.
System Elaborated by Congress of
BRUSSELS, September 1.?The Interna
tional congress of archivists and libra
rians hs0 elaborated a uniform system of
arrangement of official records preserved
for historical research.
The delegates from the United States,
which is for the first time represented,
are Oalllard Hunt, chief of the division
of manuscript in the Library of Congress,
Dunbar Roland of Mississippi and Prof.
Leland of Carnegie Institute.
Killed by a Trolley Car.
Bperlsl Dtonttrb to The Rtar.
RICHMOND, Vs., September 1.?Muriel
Keith, a beautiful and cultured young
English woman, was struck and Instantly
killed by a trolley car In Qinter Park this
morning. The young woman was living
with the summer colony from the Younc
Woman's Christian Association and was
watting to take a car to come Into the
city, where she Is employed In the office
of Mark Lloyd, general manager of the
Virginia 8tate Agricultural Pair Associa
She had only been In this country since
April, and bore an excellent reputation.
Seeking His Acquiescence in
the Nomination of Gaynor.
IMPORTANT DEAL ON FOOT
Claimed That Combination Would
DESPAIR OF REPUBLICANS
Dismay in Financial District Over
Roosevelt Speeches in West?Party
Ties in New York Loosened.
Special Fmm a Staff
NEW YORK, September 1.?Of pro- i
found political importance Is the fact
that negotiations are In progress looking
to a possible amicable understanding be
tween William R. Hearst and Mayor
Gaynor by which Gaynor can accept the
nomination for governor without oppo
sition from Mr. Hearst.
The te^Tns of the proposed agreement
cannot now be stated. Mr. Hearst is in
Europe. Mr. Gaynor Is 111, and the ne- i
gotlatlons are being conducted by oth
ers. It is sufficient for the moment that
such a deal is being tried out.
If the agreement can be reached. It
is claimed, it will mean a combination
that would be invincible. Some think
that even Roosevelt as a candidate for
governor could not beat it. It will mean.
In case Roosevelt should run, a campaign
fund for the democrats of a sl*e that
would make Hanna's bank In 1896 look
like thirty cents. It will mean the cer
tain loss of many seats In the national
House of Representatives now' held by
republicans. It is asserted even It might
mean a democratic legislature in New
Up to this time two things have stood
In the way of making Mayor Gaynor the
candidate for governor. One was the
practical certainty that if he were nom
inated Mr. Hearst would run as an Inde
pendent candidate for governor and re
peat the experience In the mayoralty elec
tion, when by such a course he defeated
the Tammany county ticket.
The other obstacle was the fact that
upon Mayor Gaynor's retirement the act
ing mayor would be John Purroy Mitchell,
a Hearst man. who might, by his Influ
ence with the board of estimate. Interfere
with Tammany's contracts. Mitchell is a
nephew of that William D. Purroy who
was the Inveterate foe of Tammany and
fought Kelly and Croker.
If Mr. Hearst can be placated Murphy
can be taken care of, and there will be a
united democracy In city and state, pre
senting a front to the disorganised repub
licans that will bristle with menace both
In this campaign and for the presidential
campaign of 1912.
The proposed agreement may slip a cog,
since Mr. Hearst is a very independent
man, but certain it Is that the most im
portant political development of the hour
is the fact that a compromise is being
Despair of Republicans.
Many well informed republicans here
think that the governorship has practf*
cally gone by the board, anyhow. The
bitter factional warfare in their own
ranks spells nothing but republican de
feat, hi the opinion of some of the lead
ing republicans of the city. They are
bending their efforts now to trying to
preserve the organisation and save what
they can from the wreck for their own
little political machines and to defeat
the scheme of direct nominations.
1 am told that some of the leaders
think that the convention may stampede,
and Insist upon having Roosevelt for
temporary chairman, despite the recom
mendation of the state committee.
These men say, however, that they are
confident of being able to retain control
of the committee on resolutions and make
the platform. The weak spot In their
hope, though. Is the logical suggestion
that If the enthusiasm for Rorsevelt is
such as to cause the convention to ride
do^n the committee and make him tem
porary chairman, the enthusiasm may go
to the length of putting Roosevelt men
on the resolution committee and letting
the colonel suggest the candidate.
There Is no sign of weakening on the
part of the old guard In their plans to
make Vice President Sherman the tem
porary chairman. William Barnes,
Speaker Wads worth. Tim Woodruff and
all the old guard leaders have nailed their
flag to the mast, and not only will go
down fighting, but will do some fighting
before going down.
Delegates to the state convention are
being elected right along, and the old
guard claims that they are getting the
lion s share of them. Whether they will
stick or not In the face of an outburst
of Roosevelt enthuslam. when the colonel
steps upon the stage, no one can tell.
Dismay in Financial District.
Any man of the Roosevelt type who
might be nominated by the republicans
for governor would find arrayed against
him the great financial Interests of New
York. It would be difficult to adequately
express the profound alarm and dismay
which have seised upon the financial dis
trict as a result of Col. Roosevelt1 s radi
al talks In the west. Only by co-of>e-n
tlon of the big men In the financial dis
trict Is the alarm being kept from spread
ing so as to affect securities
In the face of what Is considered a pro
found menace to business and finance as
presented by Roosevelt's new crusads.
men are wavering In -their politcal allegi
ance. forgetting whether they are demo
CTati or republicans and looking to the
personality of candidates and not their
In this state of mind. Mayor Gaynor. as
a safe and sane candidate, is beln* con
sidered by men who would ordinarily vote
against a democrat on general principles.
It Is recognised that Mayor Gaynor's
course has been founded upon considera
tion for the law. He has taken no step
outside the strict letter of the law. and
he has promised his friends he would not
depart from this policy.
If they nominate him for governor, and
Roosevelt should be nominated against
him. or some man acceptable to Roose
velt don't you suppose that the financial
and Industrial Interests of this great state
would move heaven and earth to elect
And In bringing that about would not
many a republican officeholder, state and
national, find the ground crumbling un
der his feet? , ^
Such considerations as these lend sig
nificance to the efforts now under way
to bring about the nomination of Mayor
Gaynor for governor without Incurring
the hostility of Mr. Hearst. Good demo
crats will devote many prayers to that
end. and a few republicans will also Join
in. ' , N. O. M.
VERA FITCH HAT LIVE. .*
Surgeons Say There's a Cbanoe for
new YORK. September 1.?Surgeon*
?ay today that there Is a slight chance
for the recovery of Miss Vera Pitch the
California author, who, In a fit of de
spondency because she believed she hsd
SSde a literary failure, shot herself at
the Hotel Astor Monday night.
Th* vouns woman now possesses a
strong desire to live. She sras resting
quite comfortably todsy.
97A, *" MC1I^
OPENING OF THE REED BIRD SEASON.
WILL ASK FOR RELEASE
CAPITAL SUPPLY COMPACT
WILL OFFER TO GIVE BOND. j
Distillery How in Possession of the
Government on Charge of Fsilnre
to Pay Tax on Liqnors.
The Capital Supply Company, whose
distillery at the foot of 15th street south
east is now In the possession of the gov
ernment, following the arrest of some of
Its officers on charges of falling to pay
the government tax on distilled liquors.
will apply tomorrow to Justice Gould
for the release of the plant upon giving
The law authorises such a release Iir
the case of a bonded plant with a ca
pacity of 150 gallons or more per day.
upon a showing that there are hogs or
other live stock, not less than flfty In
number; depending for feed on the prod
uct%of the distillery, which would suffer
injury If the business were stopped.
Bond to the full appraised value of the
plant Is required to be furnished with
sureties to be approved by the court.
It is probable that no opposition will
come from the government, provided the
Capital Supply Company Is able to satisfy
Assistant United States Attorney Peelle
that its application covers fully the provi
sion of the statute. '
Talk of a Compromise.
It Is understood that an effort will be
made to settle the case against the com
pany, its officers and employes, of whom
five are now under bond, by compromise.
It Is expected an offer to pay a sum com
mensurate with the amount of revenue
alleged to have been avoided will be made
shortly to Collector Goldsborough at Bal
timore, under whose district local viola
tions of the revenue laws fall.
Should this meet the approval of the
collector the offer will be submitted to
Commissioner Cabell for final action.
SUMMING UP AGAINST BROWNE.
Detective Xeeley, Who Testified for
CHICAGO, September 1.?The last wit
ness in the trial of L<ee O'Nell Browne,
charged with bribing Wlllllam White to
vote for William I? rimer for United
States senator, gave his testlmonv In
Judge Kersten's court today, and State's
| Attorney Wayman began summing up for
The indictment voted yesterday against
P. H. Keeley, a Browne witness, was re
turned in court today and bond fixed at
$10.00)). The bill charged perjury.
| Keeley was a city detective assigned to
the state's attorney's office. He testified
for Browne, however, declaring he had
been ordered to "treat Beckmeyer right."
and that, pursuant to such instructions,
he plied the latter, who was One of ths
democratic representatives who voted for
L?orlmer, with drink.
He said that Beckmeyer was Intoxicated
when he confessed to receiving $1,000 for
voting for Lorimer.
Jesse T. Bonney Leaves Estate to
Institutions He Founded.
NOIWOLK, Vs., September l.-^Jesse T.
Bonney. aged sixty-five years, who dlsd
at his home here last night, following a
brief Illness, leaves an estate of about
$400,000, which, subject to the dower
rights of his wife, goes to Institutions
which he established. They are the Bon
ney Home for Girls, an Industrial and
manual training school and home which
he erected recently In the faahlonable
Ghent section for the exclusive benefit
of girl children of Virginia who are un
able to secure the advantages of a free
The widow's dower, which is one-third
of the whole estats for Ufs, goes to the
home after her death.
now eames to m
TRANSFER 07 HOKE OP THE
Deed Signed by the Former Emperor
June 28 at Seoul Conveying
Property to TJchida.
An echo of the recent trimtgi of the
Korean kingdom to the Emperor of Jfcpan
reached Washington today, when a deed
was filed oonveylng to Baron Yasuya
Ucbida. the Japanese ambassador, prem
ises 1000 18th' street northwest, the former
home of the Korean legation.
The deed was executed at Seoul June 28,
19101 -by 'his majesty Te Hutng, signing
himself ex-Emperor of Korea.
The instrument to attested by M. Ko
mi Ja, vide minister of the Imperial Korean
household* department, and by Cho Mln
Hein* president of the household of his
majesty the ex-emperor. The acknowl
edgement is taken before Osro C. Gould,
deputy consul general of the United States
in charge at Seoul, Korea.
Baron Uchlda immediately transferred
the property to Horace K. Fulton, who
has purchased the building. The con
sideration is not named in the deed.
The property was bought by the Em
peror Te November 28, 1801, to be used
as a residence for hts representatives at
Washington and for the transaction of
all wrong nr theoby.
General Property Tax Defective In
herently, Say* Committee.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., September 1.?
That the failure of the general property
tax la due to the Inherent defects of the
theory, is the conclusion of the commit
tee on the causes of the failure of such
tax after a year's investigation. The re
port is made to the International Tag
Association convention today.
The committee on uniform classification
of real estate reported that a fair and ac
curate assessment of real estate will be
promoted by the adoption of tax maps
and the classification of real estate, as
presented in the report of the committee
on uniform listing of real estate.
The latter committee in Its report
favored the listing of real property under
the two heads of "value of land" and
"value of Improvements," and that ths
rule of listing real property values in
New York city Is best adapted for secur
ing an equitable assessment.
GEN. BARRY AT WEST POINT.
Assumes Command of Military
Academy?Honors to Col. Soott.
WEST POINT, N. T., September 1.?
Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Barry took full
command of the United States Military
Academy yesterday. There was a meet
ing and reorganisation of the academy
board, and as soon as Gen. Barry was
Inducted Into the superintendent's chair
there was a salute of thirteen guns.
Extraordinary honor was paid Col.
Hugh Scott, the retiring superintend
ent, on hts departure from West Point
on an afternoon boat. The corps of ca
dets and all of the officers on duty
at the post escorted the colonel to the
landing. This was in accordance with
the wishes of Gen. Barry, and was the
very first order he issued on assuming
Col. Soott has been ordered to Wash
British Baric Ashore,
NEW TORK. September 1.?The four*
masted British bark Eclipse, bound from
Pernambuco fbr New York, went aground
today a half mile west of Swash chan
nel ma ahs was making this port.
Ths Eclipse sailed from New York
April 22 for Whampoa, and was In col
lision off Pernambuoo. She was return
ing here for repair*.
ANNIVERSARY OF SEDAN IS
Autumn Maneuvers on Tempelhof
cana Look On.
BERLIN, September 1.?The em
peror'a autumn review on Tempelhof
Field of the garrison* of Berlin and
Potsdam took place today, the anni
versary of the battle of Sedan of 1870,
when the German army of 250,000,
commanded by William I, overthrew
the French under Napoleon III, Mac
Mahon and Wlmpffen.
Today's maneuvers were participated
In by SO.OOO men of all arms, including
the household regiments. The brilliant
spectacle was witnessed by a large
number of distinguished foreigners.
The American guests were Myron T.
Herrick. former Governor of Ohio, and
Mrs. Herrick; Henry W. Taft and Mrs.
Taft. Ma J. Frederick & Foltr, Capt.
Samuel G. Rockenbach, Capt. Arthur L
Conger and the following members of
the American embassy: Secretary
Laughlln, Lieut. Commander Belknap,
naval attache; Capt. Shartle, military
attache; Third Secretary Belden, and
Mra. Belknap and Mrs. Shartle.
Among the foreigners present were
also Marshal Hermes Fonseca, presi
dent-elect of Brazil; Ixset Pasha, chief
of the general staff of the Turkish war
office, and Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton,
British Inspector general of the Medi
POLICE DISPERSE PARADERS.
Enforce Injunction Against Picket
ing by Cloak Makers.
NEW YORK, September 1.-^Seventy
four men and eleven women, arrested by
police reserves as the latter were break
ing up a narade of more than 400 cloak
strike sympathisers on 6th avenue today,
spent the remainder of the dark hours In
the Wwt 80th street police station, ? whero
their numbers compelled the huddling of
three or four In a cell. The demonstra
tion In which they are charged with par
ticipating occurred near an establishment
In which some two score strike breakers
are housed nightly, the demonstrators
marching up and down In front of the
place, shouting and singing at the top of
their voices. It took the reserves of
three stations to disperse the paraders
and the huge crowd they collected.
The police made their move on the in
structions Issued following Justice Golf's
recent action in granting an injunction
prohibiting picketing by the cloak strik
ESTATE LEFT BY CLEVELAND.
Gross Valuation of Hit New York
New YORK, September 1.?A gross
valuation o fthe estate of the late Grover
Cleveland In New York will be filed with
the surrogate today, showing $39,654 less
taxes, oommlssions, etc. The residue is
SS23T8, the bulk of which goes to the
widow and children.
Rather than make public the full value
of the estate here and elsewhere the ex
ecutors chose to pay S per cent on the
collateral bequests and forego the reduc
tion allowed when a full accounting is
Man Crushed to Pulp.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. September 1.
?James Dougheney, an oiler on the
Merchants' and Miners' ateamer Mer
rimack, was crushed to pulp today when
he fell into the machinery of the ves
sel Just aa she was docking. Dougheney
had been employed aboard the Merri
mack for eighteen years. He lived In
Mrs. Frank Will Try to Have
FREAK OF A FUGITIVE
Soldier Escapes From Insane Asy
lum and Impersonates Officer.
PATS BILLS WITH CHECKS
Drive* to Baltimore and BockvUle
In Automobile, Weds Olrl and la
Arretted at Ball Game.
Immediate step* will be taken by Vir
ginia St rouse Prank of 228 let street
.northeast to effect an annulment of her
marriage, performed early yesterday
morning, to Edward Frank, a soldier In
mate of the Government Hospital for tha
Insane. According to Information re
ceived by the police this action will be
based on the ground that Frank was
mentally Incapable of entering Into the
marriage contract and the further ground
that the young woman did not know that
he had Just escaped from the asylum.
When the action will be begun could not
be ascertained, aa Mrs. Frank will not
discuss the case.
In the meantime, the husband will be
kept at the government hospital until he
has given clearer evidence that he Is In
his right mind. He has been placed un
der strict surveillance by the hospital
authorities after hla two days of genuine
An escape from the guards at St. Elis
abeth, various automobile rides through
Washington and Baltimore, an imper
sonation of the character of an army of
ficer. marriage at 3 o'clock In the morn
ing, the passage of several worthless
checks, and. lastly, a aad meeting with
central office detectives and subsequent
arrest were the Incidents crowded into
two days by the private soldier.
Enters on Bound of Gayety.
Frank, who told the police that his
home Is at 213 West 122d street. New
York, enlisted in the 17th Infantry In
1900. He was sent to Fort McPherson.
Georgia, where he was found deranged
by army physicians and ordered to the
Government Hospital for tha Insane.
After remaining there for sis months
be was again examined and a report
was sent to his post that he was well.
Pending the notification as to where he
should be sent he was allowed to walk
about the grounds. He took advantage
of this liberty, and Tuesday morning got
through the gate and was soon In Wash
ington. An automobile was first en
gaged and he went to the New Wlllard.
From there he telephoned Mtss Strouse.
and. Informing her that he was Capt
Frank of the 17th Infantry, Invited her
to ride about the city. Miss Strouse con
sented and the eventful ride began.
After rushing about the city for several
hours tha couple started for Baltimore,
and arrived there in time for luncheon
and for the matinee. Frank proposed to
tha young lady on the way back to Wash
ington and was accepted. They started
for Rockvllle, and. although It was 3
o'clock in the morning. succeed^ In
arousing Rev. 8. R. White, and after ob
taining the necessary licenses from the
sleepy clerk of the court were married.
The wedding breakfast took place at the
Wlllard Hotel. In every place they stop
ped. It Is asserted, Frank informed tne
occupants that be was a lieutenant in the
United States army. On this account his
checks were readily cashed.
Checks Found Worthless.
When the wedding breakfast was over
he ordered the chaufTeur to drive him to
the garage where he had hired the ma
chine. There he told the man in charge
that he wanted another machine and a
new chauffeur, as the man who bad been
driving him was tired.
This request was readily granted, and
Frank gave the manager a check for
Later he presented the chaffeur with a
check for $15. They had scarcely left
the garage when the suspicions of the
msnager were aroused and the checks
were taken to the bank for Investigation.
It was found that Frank was not a de
positor. The police were Immediately
notified and Detectives Pratt and Howlett
were sent to find Frank. Coming down
town, the soldier had stopped In Har
vey's long enough to cash another check,
and he and his bride were soon on their
way to the ball game.
The detectives obtained Information of
their whereabouts, and the game had
hardly begun before Frank was on his
way to the station house and his wife to
her home. She had been visiting her
brother in thts city and is from Phila
delphia. The police communicated with
the hospital authorities and were In
formed that Frank had been practically
declared sane. Capt. Boardman then an
nounced that he would hold the aoldler
for the bad checks which had been Is
sued. The hospital authorities then de
cided that they would send for Frank
and recommit him.
HAS ANTHBITIS DEFORMANS
Otherwise This Richmond Kan Is
Fast Becoming Ossified.
RICHMOND, Va., eptember 1.?Rich
mond physicians are greatly Interested
In the case of M. L. Peaden, a farmer of
Pitt county, N. C-, who Is in a hospital
here for special treatment to prevent a
form of ossification. His condition Is re
garded as due to an attack of hookworm
disease which he suffered two years ago.
Six months ago he noticed the hardening
of muscles of his feet, limbs and han^.
The hardening process continued to ?uch
in alarming extent that his muscles
would crack when Jarred by walking, and
It was with difficulty he moved at all.
The Joints of elbows and fingers develop
ed boll-like ulcers, though otherwise he
was in little pain.
The physician who has the case states
that Mr. Peaden is suffering from harden
ing of the muscles, known as anthrltls
deformans, and that it Is yielding some
what to electrical treatment.
ROOSEVELT'S BUST DAY.
Large Crowd Greets Colonel at Kan
sas City, Kan.
KANSAS CITY, September L?Col.
Roosevelt will end his Kansas Invasion
with an address in Kansas City. Kan.,
A large crowd awaited the colonel on
his arrival at the Union station. As this
is the only point at which his train is to
stop In Missouri on his present trip,
thousands of people from all parts of
Missouri and the southwest had Journeyed
here to greet him.
Every hotel was Jammed with visitors
last night and this morning. Hours be
fore the special train arrived the station
and the streets along which the parade
will pass were crowded.
Just what the colonel will do while here
Is difficult to determine. The reoeptlon
committee had planned a compact pro
gram whereby. If everything went off per
schedule, the ex-President would have
one hour, between 5 JO and 8:30, to him
self. Every minute was taken up with
i speeches, receptions and motor rMea.
WILL HEAR PROTESTS
Commissioners May Modify
Order Cutting Off Lights.
WANT TO SAVE EXPENSE
niumfaifttlon to Be Bettered Where
Shown to Be Expedient
REPORT OF AH DTSPECTOB
Saw Only Four Ptnooa Psalnf tn
Four VigMs on Suburban load
Costing #400 a Tear to Zigtofc
| That the suspension of ttM siitnirTwa
J lights Is temporary, made nsrnsssij by
the state of the electric lighting appro
priation. la the official explanation of the
''ommlssloners' order to extinguish 487
lamp a on oiftlylng dark roads tonight
Commissioner Rudolph aald today ? rat
the Commissioners expect to receive pro
teata from people living tn the sections
affected, and ahould It be proven that any
of the lights which will not burn toulght
ahould be etricken from the darkening
order they will be allowed to flow agala
Although the Commlsslonere have not
Invited a hearing on the euhjeot of road
llghta. It haa become known that the beet
way for the protesting citlaene* aaaooia
tlona to get their argumenta before Che
Board of Commissioners will be to unit*
In a aingle hearing In the In?id I mil ?f
the Dlatrlct building. If poaelMe.
Commissioner Judson to expected to
return to Washington tomorrow. * All
written complaint* and protects on the
subject of theae llghta wlU be referred
to him. and the decision will probably
be left to him as to the date and hour
of a hearing.
The lamp poet* for electric, gaa mad
naphtha lights mill remain standing, It
was explained today by Thomas J. Kiah
er. of the electrical englneer'a office, aa
it ia undoubtedly the policy of the Com
missioners to light the roads again whea
It is proven to them that the travel over
the roads demands It.
An Inspector's Be port.
It Is further pointed oat tn the elec
trical englneer'a office that the effort
was made to discontinue llghta oaty oa
roada where the travel was not great
On one of the roada tt eras said by
Commissioner Rudolph today, an inspect
or was posted after dark, and he saw
in three nights only four persons pasa
Ing. The lights on that road coat the
District $400 a year.
"We have endeavored to take H|^?
away on roada In accordance with the
"sage of the road." said Commissioner
Rudolph today, "and I think a study of
the mape will ahow that not a single
section has been affected so that poople
cannot get Into an important neighbor
hood. or to a well traveled, vrti lighted
main road by aorae intersrtuug road
that has lights on It. ? (uLu poeelble
we have left good ligfftsd x>nnect
lng important pouiis, W/the roads
that have been lafi without lights are
roada that seem to be oI little valas
Capt Markham. Assistant ITInrlneer
C ommlanioner, aald yesterday that soma
of the roads led to points in Maryland
that are plunged into an Egyptian dark
ness the minute the Maryland liae la
"It seems uneconomical to the Commis
sion tro." he said, "to have splendidly
lighted boulevards through a bare aec
tlon and have the lights drop oil to noth
ing as soon as the state of Maryland Is
Why Llghta Are Discontinued.
The thirteen naphtha lampe oa Branch
avenue and the elenren naphtha leni|ia on
the Suit!and road ha+e been ordered dis
continued because the Commissioners be
lieve that any one coming Into the city
via the Bowen road can get to the city
by striking Into the eastern extension of
Pennsylvania avenue. Naylor road Hgbta
have been ordered out because the Com
missioners believe that most travelers at
night come into that section via the Har
The Ridge road, from which thirty-eight
lights will be taken, rims through a deep
woods. It ia explained by the electrical
inapectors who studied the situation.
They claim the road Is an unfrequented
one. has but few houses on it. and Is a
poor road for travel. \
Comparatively "mallet raffle Is reported
to the Commissioner^ for the Sargent
road, the Ranker Hill road and the
Queen's Chapel road, -arid any one trav
eling toward that nort?rn section of the
District at nUht. It If argued, can get
there along Newton am < t.
The Foxhall road is cliaracteiiaed at the
District building aa one which "starts
nowhere and goes nomtere and nobody
wants to travel on ItM Wisconsin eve
nue is pointed out sa Sighted thorough
fare which can be us^w instead of Pox
hall road. V
Denounced by ill. Weller.
M. I. Weller of the^ffast Washtngtsa
Citizens' Association said today be
thought the Commissioners' order to pat
out the lights le a "crying shame."
"The llghta were put along these
roads." said he. "after hearings before
the Houae committee on the District, at
which the Commissioners at that ttme
showed the lights were needeifV If they
were needed then they are neoded now.
I do not accuse the present Commissioners
of any injustice at all. but I think they
have made a mistake, and If J have the
chance I will try to prove It to them.
"I have been on four Juriee In damage
suits arising from accidents to farmers*
wagons being hit on Wisconsin avenue
at night. If there are accidents with
lights what Would happen without rights.
"It strikes me also that there might
be a question of food supply In this
lighting proposition, for I don't believe
the farmers are coming in to town along
dark roada any more than they can
Resentment Among Suburbanites.
W. w. Price, chairman of the central
committee of southeastern suburban
associations, said today that he knew no
action of the District Commlaalonera for
years that had stirred up so much feel
ing among suburbanites generally aa this
one cutting off close to 450 lights.
"There has for years been a strong
feeling among suburban people, especially
those of the southeastern and northeastern
sections of the District, that they have
been discriminated against In Dlstrtot
affairs In favor of the northwestern sec
tion," aald Mr. Price. "Personally, I am
confident that this le not the Intention of
the Commissioners or of Congress. But
Che trouble Is that the District Commis
sioners. as a rule, follow the recom
mendations of subordinate officials who
really know little of conditions in the
suburbs, who make few visits to these
sections and whoee official and personal
lives are spent strictly within the city
limits. These men are fair, but It Is
difficult to ssparats their psiaonal from
their official existenoa We are all biased
by our surroundings to a great extent.
Consequently, when there must be re
trenchment tn expendtturee so as to got
within appropriations, ths suburbanite Is
glvsn the ax first, aad tt Is generally the .
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