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Partly cloudy tonight; Satur day fair, with moderate temper ature; north to northeast winds. i In Washington about erety who reads at all reads The 1 ' Largest circulation-?daily Sunday. COXTAWIXO O* PACK 1? CXQglWO HEW YORK STOCK ftfOTATIOHI. SEPTEMBER 2, 1910?TWENTY PAGES. ONE CENT. WEST VERSUS EAST New Yorkers Think Roosevelt Is Framing Contest. WITH HIS EYES ON 1912 Believe His Recent Speeches Can Have No Other Significance. MB. TAFT'S ATTITUDE PLEASES Dignified Silence Winning Him Pavor in East?Teat to Come at Saratoga Convention. From ? Staff Correspondent. NEW YORK. September 2.?People are beginning to comment upon the dignified attltud* of President Taft In the present situation and he is growing mightily in favor as the result. One hears It on all fides. along with some rather caustic remarks about another distinguished American who Is being criticised for al IftH self-exploitation at an Inopportune time. Of course. It could be said that New York city's opinion of Col. Roose velt should not be the criterion of pub lic opinion at large, since It must be biased by financial and corporation con siderations, but New Yorkers are just human beings after all. What the New York people are say ing now, as they talk in their clubs and hotels and homes. Is that President Taft Is following exactly the right course by refraining from saying anything about the strange exhibition In the west. They say that the people at large will not fail to note the bald attempt of "Col. Roosevelt to take President Taft's candy away from him, and that In the end it will react upon the colonel. The Presi dent's friends and wellwlshers are high ly pleased at his silence in the face of what they say must be to him an ag gravating situation, and say they hope he will continue to keep mum and let the colonel do the talking. Admittedly a Candidate. All politicians here are agreed that Col. Roosevelt's tour and actions have but one significance. namely, that he is making a bid for the presidential nomination in 3iM2. and Is trying to corral the west?to rope, throw and cinch that section for himself. Polltlcans here think that Col. Roose velt la framing up a contest between the east and the west for 191?, and that he intends to enlist the west. There Is no qssstlon. of course, that Col. Roosevelt's presidential ambitions will be violently resisted by large financial and industrial Interests of the country. It Is known P?r? that plans are already being discuss ed to thwart him, as being an alleged menace to business and Industrial peace. The first practical work In this direc tion will be efforts to prevent Roose velt from capturing the republican or fanlaatlon In New York stats. That s Is latent upon doing so. If possible. Is conceded, snd his lieutenants admit It. The first Jtry-out will come at the Paratoga convention the end of this month. If Roosevelt runs away with the convention?nominates the governor and dictates the platform?he will be In a fair way to control the organiza tion and get the New York delegates In 1912. Stacked the Cards at Saratoga. Col. Roosevelt's friends are basing high hope upon the effect upon sentiment in this state of the great ovation being given him in the west. They think he will come back bringing the plaudits of the west with him. to re-echo In convention hall and swell the chorus of popular ac claim there. Rut the fact must not be overlooked that there Is a ground swell of criticism of his course expressed, as I have said. In the everyday talk of the people, and it will have to be reckoned with. The practical politicians are not depending upon that, however, and are working night and day trying to stack the cards against him at Saratoga With the exception of Grelner of Buf falo and Kracke of Buffalo, the Roose velt faction contains no practical political loaders in Its ranks. All the old-line man agers are working against him. The out come will be an interesting commentary upon the efficacy of machine manipula tion against unorganized popular acclaim. N. O. M. JUSTICE FOE THE WIPE. Specific Purpose of Hew York's Hew "Court of Domestic Relations." NEW YORK, September 2.?"I now de clare the court of domestic relations open. Call the first case." With so much and no more formality did the first court In this state specifically established to deal with cases of abandon ment open yesterday. The court will not listen to squalid testimony and petty bick erings. but It will make a genuine attempt to effect reconciliations where possible and. when that Is past hope, to mete out justice "I will not listen to disgusting details," said Magistrate Cornell, by way of pref ace. "Those who believe they have war rant for legal procedure must confine themselves to evidence fit to be heard. This Is a court for the poor, and Its spe cific object is to provide for abandoned wives." KILLS ONE; WOUNDS FIVE. Sheriff's Posse Punning Murderer in Georgia Hills. OARTERSVII.XE. On.. September 2. After killing a man named Phillips &t Beasley Gap. near this city, and wounding five pursuers, William Fowler, an aged white man of this county, eacaped to the hills and Is now at liberty, heavily armed. Fowler is being pursued by a sheriff s posse and threats of lynching are being made. At the time Fowler killed Phillips he also shot and wounded James Byers and Sam Boston. Early yesterday a posse surrounded Fowler In a house near Beasley Gap and demanded his surrender. Fowler rime out. firing as he advanced, and Capt. J. W. Tierce. Hardy Goode and Sam Kllby fell wuunded. the latter being dangerously shot. Fowler then escsped to the hills. RECORD PRICE FOR A PENNY. Numismatist Pays $340 for a Coin Struck in 1793. NEW YORK. September 2.?Henry Chapman, a numismatist, paid $340 for a ons-cent place st sn auction yesterday. The price, according to dealers. Is the largest ever paid for a penny. Two hun dred and aeventy-flve dollars Is the big gest previous price which could be re membersd. The coin waa struck In the year 1TKJ It t? of tha "Liberty cap" variety and was formerly owned by Petsr Mougey, the grocer-numismatist of Cin cinnati. ~ . Train Engineer Throws Mis sile With Fatal Aim. HE RECEIVES SHOT IN LEG Two Men, One Wounded, Riding Blind Baggage, Arretted. THEIR COMPLICITY SUSPECTED Bobber Fired on Passengers Who Stuck Heads Out of Windows. Identity Not Known. COLORADO SPRINGS, Col.. September 2.?In a desperate attempt to hold up the westbound Colorado Midland train No. 3, four miles west of Divide, early thla morning. an unknown bandit was Instant ly killed by a rock thrown by Engineer Frank Stewart after the bandit had shot the engineer in the leg. Two men, found near the scene of the the hold-up. are held for Investigation as to their complicity In the robbery. One of them was slightly wounded in the head by a bullet. Bandit Help Up Train Crew. The highwayman crawled over the tender as the train slowed up at a siding to meet the eaatbound train. As he stop ped the train Stewart turned to see his fireman, Paul Bachman, standing with his hands above his head, and heard the robber say: "Put up your hands or I'll blow your head off." The robber then forced both men to leave the engine and marched them be fore him to the expreaa car. According to the story told by Stewart, who was brought to a hospital here, the robber ordered them to tell the express messenger that they were In peril of their lives; that the train had been held up and that the robber was determined to have the money in the express car. Stewart states that the robber flred several shots at the heads of passengers who looked out to see what-was happening. Bandit, Hit, Wounds Engineer. "When we got to the express car," aald Stewart, "my fireman dashed under the car and crawled to the other side. The robber leaned under the car to shoot at him. "When he took his eyes off me ,1 struck him with all my strength with a rock I had picked up as I jumped off the tender. As I did so he whirled and shot at me, the bullet striking me In the leg. "I guess my blow finished him. He never moved after the rock hit him. "I must have fainted then. The next I knew the conductor and expreaa messen ger and a grottp of excited, were standing about me." j 1 When the remainder of fhft train crew heard the shots they seised weapons and rushed to the head of the train, firing as they came. Stewart was given Immediate medical attention by physicians who were on board the train and was brought to Colo- . rado Springs. His condition is not serious. Shortly after the hold-uo. Sheriff Von Puhl and a posse scoured the country near the scene of the attempted hold-up and discovered two men hiding In the brush. One of them was dased by a bullet wound in the head. He la out on parole from the state reformatory. Biding Blind Baggage. The pair claim they were riding the blind baggage and were both on their way to Grand Junction. They say the wounded man waa struck by a stray bul let from the bandit's gun. They are held for Investigation. The dead robber wore a cloth mask and a gunny sack tied about hi*'neck. He was armed with two revolvers, which had evidently been unused for some time. The engineer and fireman say he spoke with a Swedish accent. There was noth ing on his person to identify him. His ' body was left at the scene of the hold-up until the arrival of the coroner from Cripple Creek. There was no unusual shipment of money In the expreaa oar. but the bandit told the fireman, aa they marched along the train, that he Intended to rifle the passengers as well as the Wells Fargo box. Two Ken Seen Banning. It is believed the desperado who was killed had confederates secreted on the train. Members of the train crew and passengers report having seen two men run froui the scene Immediately after the killing. ? It Is doubtful if the evidence will be sufficient to hold the suspects captured. The scene of the hold-up Is one of the wildest in the Rocky mountains. The country has few settlers and it offers an easy iscape luto the hills. DEPRESSED WITH AT.Amra Mr. Wickeraham and Secretary Hagel Sail for Seattle. CORDOVA, 4 !***?? September 2.?At torney General George W. Wlckersham and Secretary of Commerce and Labor Charles Naxel sailed for* Seattle today on the government steamer Albatross on the last ler of a trip through Alaska that has ocmpled more than a month. The Albatross Is due at Seattle Monday. "We came to see a little place called Alaska, but discovered an empire," said Attorney General Wlckersham. "I real ise more and more the Importance of opening the coal lands, and after we have a talk with the President he may have some recommendations that will result in straightening the present tangle. The one great necessity of Alaska Is railroad transportation, as upon It depends the adequate development of Alaska's mines and agricultural lands. "It Is evident that this transportation cannot be furnished until the coal lands are opened up, for cheap coal Is re quired to operate a railroad. I am In hopes that something will be done In this matter this winter." STRIKE HEAR ITS EHD. Illinois Coal Operator! and Minen Settle Their Differences. CHICAGO. September 2.?Following a conference between committees of the Illinois Coal Operators' Association and the Illinois body of the United M?ne Workers of America yesterday. It was announced that the end of the strike of 40,000 coal miners Is In sight, aad that today will probably ses the end of the dispute, which began In April. Miners and operators have practically come to an agreement, and all that re mains for the two committee* is the arrangement of details la connection with the settlement. Vocational Training Advocated by Supt. Stuart. I PLANS TO PUT IN PRACTICE J Modified Academic Teaching for. Prospective Wage-Earners. TO BE QUALIFIED FOB TRADE Small Appropriation Delays Develop ment of Educational Scheme .in Washington Schools. Brand-new ides* on the subject of teaching the school children of Washing ton. especially In the trade branches of the public school curriculum, are being developed by Supt. A. T. Stuart, who re turned to town yesterday and appeared i at his office today with a fine coat of j Atlantic City tan. From the talk Mr. Stuart had with a Star reporter today it is evident that the entering wedge of a new system of mak- i ing boys ready to take up a job as soon as they leave school will be sharpened and Inserted this year. Instead of drilling fifty thousand pupils a year along purely academic lines, the start will be made along trade lines, or vocational lines, just as soon as Congress j deal!* generously enough with the school 1 appropriation. Preparing to Earn living. Boys who have to leave school at four teen will, under this new schedule of teaching, be prepared to do more than wrap bundles in a department store or carry messages for a telegraph company. It is the idea of Mr. Stuart to bring up a generation of boys who will be able to take the place of the men just as soon as the boys step from schoo.. Thousands of boys who will have to leave the public schools before they reach the high school will, under this Improved system, be fitted to take a mechanic's job, to step into a machinery plant or to find handy employment in some big enterprise where, Instead of being the typical "sl ways-in-the-way" style of apprentice, they will have a knowledge of practical things In addition to the ordinary "three r" style of book learning. Not Enough Cash Available. Thirty thousand dollars Is needed to stsrt this style of course this year. All the schools have at their disposal Is 117,500. This will go Into the night schools, where s tremendous advance was made last year toward the very thing that Mr. Stuart wants to bring about. In the day classes every effort will be made to intro duce the new vocational or trade training at the first minute possible. It is evident nosr, also* that the com- - ?nenrial and business courses at the Business High School have become so nearly perfect and so attractive that there will have to be an annex course Introduced In the Eastern "High School this year, If It is possible to set apart from the appropriation a salary big -enough to attract the right teacher. If the right teacher or teachers cannot be obtained. It Is probable that no new course will be established. Business Alumni Helping. "The Business High School is the only school we have now from which a graduate may step Immediately into a job," said Mr. Stuart today. "I be lieve it is true that every Business High School graduate who wants a job can get one. "The alumni association of that school has conducted an employment bureau for some years, and takes mighty good pains that every one of the graduates gets his name bofore the business world In some way. "These special schools are taking great prominence in the eyes of the educational world. The time is right at hand when they will be the big things in education. "But the problem that is confronting us right now is the question of what to do for the boy or girl who wants to leave school before the high school. The average sge of this kind is fourteen 1 years. Trade Training Needed. "For centuries these children have been trained In things which are academic. What I want to see Is trsde training In as great a degree as possible. "1 want to see them taught carpenter ing and woodworking, and such ele ments of mechanics as will make them able to live by their hands. The girls should know housekeeping and cooking, sewing and the like. "The night schools which we ran last year on little or no money will be con tinued this year. That will be the enter ing wedge cf this new training in traded. We have 917,50i> this year, although we asked for ?0.000 "I believe that the night schools give the greatest results for the money of all the schools- The people who go there attend the classes because they want to learn, and not because they are com pelled to go." Another thing Mr. Stuart Is going to work out for the 60,000 school children of the city is the problem of having every child go through school in as fine physical condition as possible. First and foremost comes the simple little use of the tooth brush. Tooth Brush Not Popular. Odd as It may seem to the ordinary dainty-mouthed person, there are schools In this city where s tooth brush Is as lit. tie used as Is an image of Buddha, says Mr. 8tusrt. A long study of children's teeth last year resulting in a thick com pilation of figures shows him that two dentists ought to be added to the regular force of medical inspectors. "It's just a step in caring for the phy sical side of the school child's life. Bjut the tooth brush Is certainly important." said Mr. Stuart. In the examination of the children of four regular schools and one special school It was found that 1,161 children didn't use a tooth brush, and that 1.367 did use them. Of the total number, 3.32M, It was found that 536 were "mouth breathers," suffering from adnolds, which Is a defect found In large proportion In the "atypical" schools. It was found that only 841 children out of the entire 2,528 were free from cavities in their teeth and that 2,425 had never had teeth filled, showing an enormous percentage of teeth that should be at tended to by s dentist. There were found 682 sets of misfit teeth, and 1,220 children hsd teeth thst should be ex tracted. May Limit Entrance Classes. Another matter receiving the attention of Mr. Stuart and the board of education Is the question of whether or not the entrance classes to the normal schools should be limited. Ons hundred girls have entered this year, one of ths largest classes ever enrolled. Because Congress limits the number of new teachers thst can be added to the par roll yearly 4t Is round that pnlya THE DEMOCRATIC HOPE. Sart of the Normal School graduates can e pfaced In the school* immediately on graduation. For many years an entrance examination was required for the Normal School, but the board of education elimi nated that In 190ft, since which time the entrance classes have been enormous. It may be that for the year beginning September, 1911, entrance examinations to tbeae scheels will be required. AFRAID OF HER HUM WIFE SAYS SO, AVD WANTS HIM TO STAY AWAY. Brings Charges of Cruelty and At tentions to Another Woman in Complaint. William J. I.ee, a clerk In the Depart ment of Commerce and Labor, was cited by Justice Gould today to show cause, next Friday, why he should not be com pelled to pay alimony and to be re strained from molesting his wife, Mrs. Ltlla H. I.ee. The order Is based on a petition for a legal separation filed by the wife, through Attorneys Tucker, Kenyon & Macfar land and E. 8. Bailey. She tells the court they were married August 9, 1881, and have two children, now In her cus tody. Another Woman in Cam. The wife charges that about foui' years ago her husband began paying ardent attention to another woman to the neglect of his wife. July 5, 190H, Mrs. Lee says, she met the couple on the street. When she asked her husband to stop paying attention to the other woman, she avers, he struck her on the head with an umbrella, griev ously wounding her. Another meeting occurred on the street August 30, 1908, when her husband, she declares, again attacked her and desisted only when a bystander interfered. Following this second attack, the wife says, Lee remained away from home for about six months. A reconciliation en sued and In February, 1909, they resumed marital relations. Salt Shakers as Weapon. During the current year, the wife says, the husband resumed his cruel treat ment, frequently abusing her in tile pres ence of their young son. Last Sunday, she avers, without any provocation on her part, the husband, calling her vile names, grabbed salt shakers from the table and -struck her on the breast and limbs with them, also beating her In the face with his flats. She declares It was necessary to call in a police officer to stop his cruelty. Although her husband makes |200 a month, the wife alleges, he positively refused last Sunday to support her, de claring, she avers, that in "the future he would >ot give her and the children a single penny." She tells the court she is In bodily fear of her husband and asks that he be pre vented from vial ting her home, 1211 B street southeast. She also asks custody of the children with alimony. Doo't Fail to Read "The Black Panther" A powerful story of an American physician's ro mantic adventures in In dia by Michael White In the next Sunday Magazine Of The e Sunday Star IN FEM OF CHOLERA, OFFICIALS STOP LINERS The Lusitania and Italian i i l . . ii. ! Steamer, Bound for New York, Inspected. NEW YORK, Sepember 2.?Because of a rase of serious illness on the liner Lusitania, from Liverpool, and the death on the steamer San Giovanni during her voyage here from Naples and Palermo, both steamers were detatned at quaran tine on their arrival last night, and this morning the vessels were held for sev eral hours while thorough examinations by the health officers were being com pleted. ? - ' The examination of the Lusitania was completed first. It convinced the au thorities that there was no danger of cholera infection from the vessel, and her release was ordered shortly after 9 o'clock by Health * Officer Doty, the steamer leaving quarantine for her pier at 0:25 o'clock. Extraordinary precau tions against Infection have been taken by the health officials of the port since the appearance of cholera in several places on the .European continent. Bac teriological examinations were deemed necessary on both vessels. Ban Giovanni Released. The investigation in the case of the San Giovanni was equally satisfactory and after the usual Inspection that steamer was also released and left quar antine for her dock at 10:00 a.m. Dr.' Doty today said that he did not Intend to conflne his activities in guard ing against cholera to those ports ad jacent ' to infected centers, but would make the same investigation In the case of all passenger steamers from Europe, as ' experience has proven that persons can travel freely to any seaport and that thus all* lines may bring persons from infected places. KNOX PLA# PASSED BT. Interparliamentary Union Avoids Action on Court Proposition. BRUSSELS, September 2.?The Inter parliamentary union for the promotion of International arbitration, whose confer ence closed yesterday, avoided direct ac tion upon Secretary Knox's proposition to ^confer,the powers of a court of arbitral Justice upon the International prise court because the convention creating the latter October 18, 1907, has not yet been rati fied. Instead, the conference unanimously adopted a resolution which, while "ren dering homage to the sentiments which Inspired the American proposition," sim ply urged the powers to ratify promptly the treaty "Independently of any question concerning the organisation of a perma nent. court of arbitral Justice." The resolution introduced by Represent ative Richatd Bartholdt of Missouri, chairman of the American delegation, in-, structing each national delegation .to ufcgej its respective parliament to pasa resolu tions in favor of another Hague confer ence in 1915, was adopted. WILFLEY MAY ACCEPT CALL Ezpeotod to Beoome Co-Pastor of Vermont Avenue Church. Rev. Earl Wilfley of St. Louis haa been called to the co-pastorate or the Vermont Avanue Christian Church. He is now abroad. On his return to this country It Is expected he will acoept, and take up his work here about October 1. The decision to extend the call was reached last night at a meeting of the congregation held in the church. Chair man Andrew Wlleon of the official board of the church read a letter from Rev Dr. Frederick D. Power, who haa ?Tt,n pastor of the congregation for thirty-five years, saying th*t the proposed arrange* jment of calling Mr. Wllfley to the eo paatorate was satisfactory to him. Power* la now. at the seashore re cuperating from tha illness which co?n abmit a >go, to give up tha active work of the pastorate. Mr. Wllfley is a native of Kanaaa City. Mo., and Is forty years of age. He oc cupied the pulpit of the Vermont Ave nue Chufch last spring and ia regarded" as a preacher of strong personality. HUNS OH EF IN A FOG STEAMER WATSON AGROUND ON PACIFIC COAST. I ~ Passengers Removed to Waaddah | Island, But Vessel Is Not Be lieved to Be in Danger. i SEATTLE. Wash., September 2?The Alaska-Pacific Steamship Company's one- I thousand-eight-hundred-ton steel steam ship Watson went aground on the reef off Waaddah Island near Neah bay shortly j after 11 o'clock last night, and now lies fin a dangerous position on the rocks. Al though there was a heavy fog. the sea was comparatively, calm and all of the ninety-two passengera aboard the veasel. which was bound from Seattle for San Francisco and "Los Angefel, were taken ashore in the small boats unharmed. -The passengers are safely camped on the rug ged little Island awaiting the arrival of ' rescuers, who are hurrying toward' them! Aa soon ? aa the ? vessel struck, Capt. Griffin ordered out the life boats and In a short time , the sailora were taking the passengera ashore. That Capt. Griffin believes his craft is In no great danger, and that he landed his passengera only to be on the safe side Is [ Indicated by a wireless report received from the Watson this morning saying that an effort would be made to float the vessel at high tide. " The Watson s sister ship Buckman, In bound from Han Francisco, has been In structed to give her aid. BROWNE DENIES BRIBERY. Counsel Says White Is Not to Be Believed. CHICAGO. September Z?Attorney W. S. Forrest began argument for the de fense In the trial of Lee O'Neil Browne today. "Our defense is not technical." Mr. Forrest. "We aver that Browne did not make an agreement to buy Representa tive White s vote for William Lorlmer, and^tnat Browne never paid any bribe "I ask you. gentlemen, to dismiss White's evidence and give it no considera tion. There is no doubt that White's evidence is sufficient to convict, but you cannot believe It." ' The special grand Jury, it Is reported.' will be asked to vote "John Doe" in dictments against alleged Jury fixers or would-be Jury nxera in connection with the drawing of the venires from which the present Browne Jury waa selected. UNIQUE METHOD OF SUICIDE. Han Turns on Burners and Puts Head in Gas Range Oven. NEW YORK, September 2.?William Hoffman, thirty-flve years old, one of the proprietors of a restaurant on Lenox ave nue. committed suicide in an unusual way today. He waa found lying on the floor of the restaurant kitchen with hla head In the oven of the gas range, four burn ers of which were open and unllghted The suicide left no note or any Indica tion of the reason for his act. He leavaa a wife and two children. Banqnet to Ambassador Baoon. PARIS, September 2.?Robert Bacon. United States ambassador to France, waa the guest of honor laat night at a banquet given at the Hotel Palais d'Orsay by a large body of American Catholics, who are returning from a pilgrimage to Rome and Oberammergau oa their way to the United States. . . Maj. Judson's Theory of Il luminating Washington. AS EXHIBIT TO CONGRESS No Other City Would Make County Roads Brilliant, He Says. IS WILLING TO GRANT HEARING Will Only Consider Applications as for New Lamps on Basis of Greatest Need. ?*Tt doe* not seem fair that the restrict of Columbia should Hsht up country roads Just because the roads happen to be in the District of Columbia. No other city would do It. "The United States pays for one-half those lights. They ought to be placed where they show the most. "If the money to be used In lighting has to be distributed carefully and with econ omy of management, then I think the lights In these outlying country roads ought to be taken away and put in the show places of the city, or where they wfll do the most good, so that the United States, which pays half, can see that the District is spending this money to the greatest advantage." Judson Authorises Hearings. This is what Commissioner Judson, who returned to the city from a long vacation today, has to say about the 437 lights which were shut off on several roads last night. He also said that he would be agreeable to a hearing Friday, September U, at 10 a.m. "I believe this lighting question ought now to be taken up as a brand-new prop osition. I am In entire accord with what has been done while I was away, for I believe that the city should get its money's worth. "So, when this matter is discussed, we will consider the proposition of redis tributing these llirhts where they will do the most Rood. In other words, we will consider that the CTT lights never ex isted and we are planning to place 437 new lights. Where it Is pointed out that they are most needed it Is probable that there they will go. "In my absence I understand that the police have reported the needs for sev eral hundred lights In thickly populated districts, none of which we can touch with the 10.000 a year spent on these lights on these practically unused sub urban roads." ? .The hearing September 9 was asked for by W. W. Pricfe, chairman ?f the central committee of nine suburban cttisens' as sociations of the southeast portion of the District. He recommended that each of the nine associations be permitted to send one authorised representative. It was also learned that while no Invitation would be extended to other citizens' as sociations there would be no objection to their appearing and making argu ments. Charge of "Submerging" Report. One point whidr.members of these nine southeastern cillsens' associations will bring to the attention of the Commission ers is that the original Commissioners' or der to shut off these lights seemed to be submerged as far as the public was con cerned. ? No one in the neighborhoods af fected heard of It until the police and in spectors got busy along the roads. A member who'-will appear before the Commissioners September 9 said today: - "There should -be no attempt at con cealing any Commissioners' order either from the press or the cltisens. In my es timation, the orders, especially Important ones, should be posted on a bulletin board in the District building, and should be kept where people can get at them." Capt. Markham, assistant engineer commissioner, who handled the light mat ter entirely, said today there had been no attempt to submerge the paper, and that business was not conducted in that fash Ion at the District building. The paper, however, did not come to the attention of the public until the. mat? ter became agitated through a police re port on the subject. The order was dated August 17. Imme diately upon its approval the electrical de partment got busy with it. NEW SUBWAYS IN GOTHAM. Bids Asked for Building Forty-One Miles of Trackage. NEW YORK, September 2.?Preparatory to alleviating the dally Increasing con gestion on present transit lines In Greater New York, bids for new subways with forty-one miles of trackage, were advertised for yesterday by the public service commission. The entire work will cost approximately $125,000,000, and will j include new underground connections in Manhatttan. Brooklyn and the Bronx, grouped under the general title of the trt borough subway. Replies from con tractors must be received not later than October 27. The advertisement specifies two plans of construction, one entirely by private captta.1. the other with city money. If the latter is adopted the work will be done piecemeal, as only $60,000,000 In municipal funds is available. NEGRO IS ELECTROCUTED. Murdered Woman 109 Yean Old and Her Granddaughter. COL.UMBU8, Ohio, September 2.?Wil liam T. Swan, colored, of Chllllcothe was electrocuted at 12:0S this morning In the Ohio penitentiary for the murder last December at Chllllcothe of Mrs. Mary Jackson, aged 149, colored, and her infant granddaughter. He pro tested his Innocence. During the night he was permitted to confer with his alleged accomplice. Mrs. Delia McKlnley, serving a life sentence. He said she could free him with a word, but she declined to speak as he wished. Holcomb Scheme to Get Title to Yturbide Grant. GREAT CALIFORNIA TRACT Grandson of Mexican General Signed Over Rights as Heir. HE TOOK SHAKES IN COMPANY Ninety-Five Square Leagues of Cali fornia Territory Confiscated by Mexican Authorities. Out of the collapse of the "United Ex change" and the arrest by Port Office De partment Inspectors of It* vice president and general mantfrr, William H. Hol comb. In Chicago Tuesday. there baa de veloped a romantic atory. leading all the way back in Its beginning to tha revo lutions of the early yeara of tha past | century. It deals with a great land grant, mada in 1R2I by the provlatonal government of Mexico to Auguste Yturbide. ona of the genera la who led In the battlea for Meal | can liberty, with the overthrow of this government and the conftacation of the Yturbide land by revolutionaries; and. j Anally, with the effort of Holcomb and i his associated latter-day high financiers ; to float a company which had as Its ' main purpose, the development of thou sands of seres of Mexican land, the earns land to which th? Holcomb corporation "hoped" to gain title. International Land Company. The United Exchange waa only one of Holoomb's ideas, though It waa the pivot around which the othera moved. One of I the subsidiary organisationa was the In ternational Land Company. It waa this corporation which had practically Its sa tire reason to be In the hope that titles to land in Mexico, granted by kturMde, could be estaoliaheu aa oinalng in this aay anu generation. 'i'he activities ot Holcomb and his asso ciates in Waetiington had lis beginning about two montns ago. For probably hve years previously Holcomo had been in correspondence with Col. William Dsa ton, a civil engineer of Han Diego, Cal now dead. Tins resulted in Holoomb making several trips to tbe city of Mex ico in search of tne preSent hoiuers ot the titles to the great estate in lower Cali fornia. ? It was shown that a grant had besn made of ninety-Bye square leagues oC land at the mouth of tbe Coloreoo liver in lowfer .California to -Oen. Augusts Yturbide. Thia land waa worth In Amer ican money about f 1 per acre. The revoluUonarles who overthrew tbe "liberators" In IbUH confiscated this land* and for fully alxty years suits have beea in progrese In the courts of Mexico by which the heirs of the origins I grantees sought to establish title to tne property. , Yturbide Signs Over Bights. It happened that Adolphe Yturbide ?C 3325 O street northwest, this eity, an In structor in Spanish st the Georgetown University, Is one of the deeoendants eC the original grantees and a claimant to the land. Early in July of this year Hol comb sought ofr and found Yturbide. They went to tbe office of a. local stenographer,' where Holcomb dictated deeds by which Yturbide conveyed to the international Land Company the title to his disputed "possessions." In return he received f l,l<MM">u worth . of stock In the International Land Company. Hoiooab took the remaining SMM.OOu In stock, which was to be used for promotion - pur poses Holcomb Is said to have explained that the "machinery" of the United Exchange was to be used for selling the stock of the International Land Company. It seemed to make no difference that the title to the land had been in litigation for sixty years and that the Yturbide family bad little more 'than a hope ot establishing their title to tbe property In dispute. Separate from the deeda which were presented to the Department of Juatloe, the Department of State and to the Mexican embassy for their respective reals, was a declaration which offset the fart that the land was not yet In the possession of the grantor. Adolphe Yturbide Is a grandson of Oen. Yturbide. Although his companies dealt only In millions, Holcomb yeaterday telegraphed to the Washington office tbe following message: Wiltshire in Good Standing. "Sell the furniture; I need the money." Mr. Holcomb has visited the Capital city a number of times, and has many warm friends here. Two. years ago one of Mr. Holcorab's daughters graduated from one of the fashionable seminaries of the city. It Is understood that hs was In Washington several times during the time she was studying bora It was in thia city that he met At wood Wiltshire, who now resldee In CUM ifornla, and who stands in the dispatches as secretary and treasurer of tbe ex change. They became fast friends at one* Witnln a short time Mr. Wiltshire's mother, Mrs. Ell Shelby Hammond, widow of former Federal Judge Ham mond of Memphla. Tenn? and prominent socially In Washington for some years past, met the other members of the Hol comb family. Mrs. Hammond resided at the Rocham beau. In Connecticut avenue. Upon a number of occasions Miss Hol comb and friends from the seminary were special guests at smart social functions which Mrs. Hammond gave in their honor. At these affairs the southern spirit was always predominant. Mrs. Hammond always carried out many Ideas of the south In the decorations. Miss IHora Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agriculture, and leaders In the social life of the Capital city often attended. Previously to coming to Washington Mrs Hammond had been a belle In her home city of Memphis. During the re spective visits of Presidents McKlnley and Roosevelt to that city she was a leading member of the committees of la dles and planned many social events for them. A year ago Mrs. Hammond gave up her apartment In the Rocbambeau and went to New York, where she hss since re FIRST GAME TODAY, WASHINGTON, i a3456789 R H E 0 0 0 Battery?Walker and Beckendorf. PHILADELPHIA. I 3456789 R H B J. 1 Battery?Coomb* and Lapp. Umpis^*?CoUAower and Connolly.