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" ? ** "? " " " ?-" ' "'?f"T-' - *!? ; 7 ; ""' ' . ?? ?iraa?mF WEATHER. Continued unsettled weather, with showers tonight or Sunday; moderate southerly winds. W 18.238. WASHINGTON rang The circulation of The Star, both daily and Sunday, is greater by many thousands than that of any other Washington newspaper. SEPTEMBER 3, 1910-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. ONE CENT. I PRAISES TAFTS ACTS Roosevelt Lauds President's Tariff Commission Views. GIVES CREDIT TO DOLLIVER Says Amendment to Tariff Law Was Proposed by Him. ADDRESS AT SIOUX CITY Commendation of the Administration Purposely Given Within "In surgent" Territory. SIOUX CITY. Iowa, September 3 ? Theodore Roosevelt, in the presence of Senator Dolliver and Representative Hubbard of Iowa, today made his first public utterance regarding the admin istration of President Taft. He Indorsed the President's suggestions for a tar iff commission and complimented him upon his negotiations with foreign countries to bring about tariff agree ments. It was made known that this com mendation of the President was pur posely given within "insurgent" ter ritory, and that both Senator Dolli\er and Mr. Hubbard knew in advance that Mr. Roosevelt was to say what he said, and approved it, although they were not consulted by Mr. Roosevelt about his reference to themselves. The colonel's private car was moved on a siding into Mlxzou Park upon its ar rival here and a large assemblage was in waiting to hear him. Mr. Roosevelt s speech was as follows: Commend's President's Views. "I was particularly rleased with what the President said in his last letter on the subject of the tariff commission. A num ber of senators and representatives have for some years advocated this as the proper methtnl of dealing with the tariff, and I am glad that the country seems now to have definitely awakened to the Mea that a tariff commission offers the only solution of the problem, which Is both rational and Insures the absence of Jobbery. The President from the begin ning advocated this commission. 1 call your attention to the fact that the amendment proposing to provide for such a commission in the original bill when the tariff bill was under consideration in the Senate was Introduced by your own 'senator here present?Senator L>ol!iver. "It was a characteristic act of service to yie people on the senator's part, and 1 wish to take this opportunity of say ing that throughout my term as Presi dent on every important question it was my privilege to sttrrul shoulder to shoulder with Senator Dolliver. Let me add, my friends, that what I have said of Sena-* tor Dolliver I can also say of your rep resentative, Mr. Hubbard. _ "A word here for my friend. Repre sentative Martin. Although he is not from Iowa, but from South Dakota, he also was a man who absolutely stood by me on every point throughout my term and with whom I was able to work in hearty sympathy for every progressive policy. All three of these men I found after try ing them out 'stood without hitching.' Perhaps that simile suits South Dakota better than Iowa, where I should say that they never kicked over the pail." "It was only by a bitter fight that the friends of the commission idea in Con gress got through the proposition. It Is not yet in satisfactory shape. The commission itself should be enlarged and Its powers greatly enlarged and defined, and any necessary changes made that will make its work more effective from the standpoint both of the executive and Congress. But the establishment makes an excellent beginning In the right direc tion Moreover, the value of the com mission as provided has been made real by the action of the administration in construing in broad fashion the law that provided for it. Foreign Negotiations. "There Is another feature of the tariff law which is admirable and points our course In the right direction, the maxi mum and minimum provision. And hera again I wish to point out that the valua of the provision has depended largely upon excellent work done by the admin istration In the negotiations with foreign powers for its application, especially the negotiations with the Dominion of Can ada. which were the most difficult of all. And yet. In my eyes, the most Important business I esteem It of vital consequence that we should always be on relations of the highest friendship and good wjll with our great and growing neighbor in the north "In addition It was of very real im portance to provide, as the present tariff ( does provide, for proper treatment of the Philippines " Mayor Smith was present to Introduce Roosevelt to the people of Iowa There was a great demonstration as Mr. Roose velt proceeded with his remarks. On the way from Omaha to Sioux City Mr. Roosevelt made a brief speech j at Onawa. Iowa, telling the crowd that he believed In a square deal. Amused by Barnes' Statement. Mr. Roosevelt read with Interest to day the statement issued last night by William Karnes. Jr.. of Albany. N. Y.. criticising him for his western speeches, which. Mr. Barnes said, "have startled all thoughtful men and Impressed them with the danger which lies In his po litical ascendancy." "I think there Is something perfectly delicious." said Mr Roosevelt, 'in the Idea of Mr Barnes flying to the defense of the Supreme Court and righteous ness. DIES AS BESULT fiT FIGHT. Editor Beaten by Political Oppo nent He Had Criticised. KEYT8V1LLE. Mo.. September 3.? Char!?* P. Vandiver.. for twenty-eight years editor of the Charlton Courier here. Is dead a.- a result of injurtes he sus tained In a fight with John Cunningham, Jr . August 5. Vandiver had been a candidate for coun ty recorder. C'inningham and his father opposed him The editor criticised them In his paper and the fight followed. There have been no arrests. Jndge Parker a Granger. KINGSTON. N Y.. September 3 -For iner Judge Alton B Parker was Initiated 8F a Granger Friday night, when he be came a member of Ulster Park Grange of Ulster Park, N. Y. The grange is the leading organisation of farmers In the "United States. Ulster Park Is situated three miles from Esopus, where Judge Parker owns and operates a large farm* WILL OUTLINE HIS POSITION President Taft to Give His Views on Conservation at St. Paul. BEVERLY. Mass., September 3.?Pres ident Taft leaves this afternoon on a three-thousand-mile journey to deliver an address before the national conser vation congress at St. Paul Monday morning. No stops are scheduled, either going or returning, and Mr. Taft will be back in Beverly late Wednesday after noon. The President has prepared his St. Paul speech with great care. He has devoted more pains and study to It than to any of his recent speeches, and it will stand as defining accurately and finally his position on the great subject of con servation. Mr. Taft recently canceled all of his speaking engagements in the west save this one. Col. Roosevelt is to be in St. Paul Tuesday. The President will visit the state fair at St. Paul Monday afternoon and leave for Bev erly Monday evening. The President will go into Boston this afternoon by automobile and leave on a regular train for the west at 4:.V) p.m. He goes by way of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago, and returns the same way. IMC CAPTURED; FOLLOWERS DESERT Filipinos in Nueva Vizcaya Seize and Surrender Him to American Authorities. MANILA. September 3.?The uprising in Nueva Vizcaya led by Simeon Mandac, the former governor of Ilocos Norte, came to an inglorious end today when Mandac fell into the hands of the con stabulary, having been seised and sur rendered by the people of the province among whom he had sought to stir up trouble. A few of M&ndac's right-hand men also were arrested and his other followers dispersed. It is estimated that the band of outlaws originally numbered 600, but it dwindled soon to 200 and these had but few arms. When the pursuit became hot Mandac sought refuge in the home of a man who was subsequently killed when the people turned against the former governor and revealed his hiding place. Natives Helped Catch Him. An interesting feature of the short lived uprising was the co-operation of the natives in running down the disturbers Mandac will now have a chance to serve the fourteen years' imprisonment which has been hanging over him since his conviction for killing a prisoner while he was governor, unless he receives a more severe punishment for his recent es capade. Mandac Jumped his bail while an appeal from the sentence of imprisonment was pending. WEDDING IN FEBRUARY, ' LATEST ELKINS REPORT Dowager Queen of Italy Said to Have Abandoned Opposition to the Union. PARIS, September S.?Miss Katherlne Elkins and Mrs. R. S. R. Hltt returned to Paris from London today. Circumstantial stories published here as well as In*Rome are to the effect that Miss Elkins and the Duke of the Abruzzi will be married in February, the opposition of Dowager Queen Mar gherita having been abandoned. Ac cording to these reports the announce ment of the engagement will be made in October. .the Duchess of Aosta is represented as still opposing the union. MOISTURE ON MARS. Presence of Water Vapor in Atmos phere Shown at Lowell Observatory. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., September 3. ? More water vapor in the atmosphere of Mars has been discovered by the astrono mers at Lowell observatory. A spectrogram by Slipher of the ob servatory has been measured by Very with his new comparator, and includes more striking proof of the presence of both water vapor and of oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars than shown In pre vious plates. Spectrograms of the moon and Mars were taken at equal altitudes and coinci dent times. The earth's humidity at the time of the observation was only hun dredths of a grain of water vapor in a cubic foot of air, which means an ex ceptional dryness. The measurements make the intensity of the little A band of water vapor In the spectrum of Mars two and a half times as great as in the lunar spectrum taken under Identical conditions, and great B band one and one-haJf times as strong in the spectrum of Mars as in that of the moon. fasted fifty-seven days. Civil Engineer Adopts Method to Cnre Stomach Trouble. DENVER. Col., September 3.?Roland Moeller. a young civil engineer who went fifty-seven days without food in order to cure stomach trouble and a partial deaf ness induced by catarrh, yesterday be gan taking nourishment In the form of orange and plum Juices. He can hear without difficulty, but is weak. When Moeller, whose father Is a phy sician of Milwaukee, Wis., began his fast he weighed 14* pounds. Today he weighs about i?7Mi pounds. MIND FEEE OF SUSPICION. t Judge Prouty Comments on Ap proaching Rate Investigation. CHICAGO, September 3.?Interstate Commerce Commissioner C. A. Prouty, who attended the railroad rate hearing here yesterday, said the commission was approaching the rate investigation with an open mind. "There is absolutely no suspicion in my mind," he declared, "nor, as far as I know, in the minds of any of the com missioners that the accounts of the rail roads have been padded or Juggled in any way. "There Is a large proportion which Is used in paying for the examination of ; railroad books of account, but our force is not sufficient to keep the check right ! up to date. In my Judgment, however, all suspicion that the railroads are try ing to do such a thing should be set at I rest at once." _ CUT THROAT IN CELL Former Washington Man At tempts Suicide at Pittsburg. CLASPED GIRL'S PICTURE Binker Had Applied for Night's lodging at Police Station. NO CAUSE FOE DEED KNOWN # Members of Family in This City Have Not Seen Him for Nine Tears. Sp*<-tnl Pignut eh to The 8t?r. PITTSBURG, Pa., September 3.-Clasp ing: the photograph of a beautiful woman tightly to his breast, Albert S. Rinker of 1340 Riggs street, Washington, D. C., -who had applied for a night's lodging at the Pennsylvania avenue police station last night, was found with his throat cut from ear to ear in one of the cells by Acting Sergt. W. J. Volbrecht at 3 o'clock this morning. He was removed to the West Penn Hospital in the patrol wagon, where, it was later stated, that his con dition Is serious. Rinker appeared at the police station about midnight and asked for a place to sleep. He declared that he had walked from Braddock and that he was very tired. He was assigned to cell No. 16, and after removing part of his clothing lay down on the bench. About 3 o'clock this morning Acting Sergt. Volbrecht heard groans from the cell room, and without suspecting what was the matter he hurried to the rear to investigate. Hand Clutched Bazor. Glancing in the cell occupied by Rinker, he saw him lying on the floor. In his right hand he clutched a bloody razor, while with the other he clasped the photograph of a beautiful young woman to his bosom. Inspector Robert S. Gray was called and administered first aid to the wounded man, and then ordered him removed to the hospital. The razor waa with difficulty taken from Rinker's hand, although he was unconscious from loss of blood when discovered. Inspector Gray said this morning that Rinker was a refined-looking man and wore good clothing. He appeared to be about twenty-eight years of age. No reason could he assigned for the deed. The wounded man had several cards in his pockets, one of them bearing the name of J. N. Holman, engaged in the general hauling business at 409 9th street. New Brighten. He also had a conductor's envelope of the Beaver Valley Traction Company and the picture of the woman. No money was found on him. There are no marks on the photograph or any thing to identify the young woman. Left Here Nine Years Ago. Rinker left Washington about nine years ago and has not been seen by any of his family since, as he never returned and they never went to see him. He wrote letters to hla mother weekly, one being received in the early part of this week. The letter did not show him to be despondent and he was apparently in good health. Rinker is not married and if he became en gaged after he left here his relatives are in Ignorance of the fact. When seen at the family residence, 1340 Rlggs place northwest, today, a sister of the injured man refused to give any information, saying, "We re fuse to say anything about the affair. If the worst comes to the worst we will supply all the desired informa tion." Rinker's mother and another sister hastened to Pittsburg as soon as news reached them of his attempted suicide. The family moved here a few years ago from the Shenandoah valley, Va. The young man belonged to the . Oda Fellows in Pennsylvania. LOED EOBEETS HI. Suddenly Indisposed While En Eoute to Berlin as Special Envoy. BERLIN. September 3.?Field Marshal Lord Roberts, who was expected here to day as the special envoy of the British government to officially announce the ac cession of King George V, was detained at Vienna by a sudden indisposition. The foreign office received a message from Lord Roberts only after a guard of honor had been drawn up at the railway station to receive the envoy and the imperial carriages were waiting to convey the guests to their hotel. The message stated that the field mar shal would be here tomorrow. BEFUSED TO MAEEY HIM. Uncle Probably Fatally Shoots His Young Niece. BALTIMORE. Md., September 3?Be cause she refused to marry B. E. Poole, her uncle, Viola Poole, aged eighteen years, was shot and probably fatally in jured at her home here yesterday. After shooting the girl, Poole attempted to kill himself, but his wound is not a serious one. Poole, who is about thlrty-flve years old, had been in love with the girl for some time, but she had always repulsed his advances. LLOYD GBISCOK F3 Charged With Driving Automobile Becklessly in Bridgeport. BRIDGEPORT, Conn!, September 3.? Lloyd C. Griscom, chairman of the New York county republican committee and former ambassador to Italy, was found guilty of driving his automobile reckless ly through the city streets in the city court today, and appealed from a fine of $15 and costs. SHIP SAILS WITH TSAI-HSUN. Japan Lifts Quarantine of the Manchuria. TOKIO, September 3.?The steamship Manchuria, bound from Shanghai for San Francisco, held up here because of a suspected case of plague discovered on board, proceeded for America today. Among the passengers are Prince Tsai-Hsun, Admiral Sah, imperial naval commissioner, and ten other persons composing the Chinese naval mission which will study the United States Navj[, MARSE HENRY'S NIGHTMARE. WRECKED SAILORS SAVED WIRELESS MESSAGE FROM THE STEAMSHIP DEVONIAN. Sixteen Members of the Crew of the Burning Steamer West Point Rescued at Sea. BOSTON, September 3.?Sixteen mem bers of the crew of the British steamer West Point have been rescued at sea by the steamer Devonian, due here from Liverpool Monday. The West Point, which was bound from Glasgow for Charleston. S. C.. caught fire at sea and afterward foundered. The news of the loss of the West Point and the rescue of her crew was received here by wire less. The message received by the White Star line office from Capt. Trant of the Devonian did not give any particulars of the rescue. Neither time nor position was mentioned. It is not known whether all of the crew of the West Point were saved, nor whether th^y were taken from the burning steamer or from the ship's lifeboats. The West Point, Capt. Plnkham in command, sailed from Glasgow for Charleston August 18. The West Point registered 4,812 tons gross and 3,074 tons net. She was built at New Castle-on-Tyne in 18J?9, was 376 feet long, 50 feet beam and 27 feet depth of hold. She hailed from Liverpool, her owners being the Nor folk and North American Shipping Company, Ltd., of that city. Delegates Visit Newport. PROVIDENCE, R. I., September 3 ?The program of entertainment provided for the delegates to the Atlantic Deeper Wa terways Association s third annual con vention was ended today with a sail to Newport. The visitors left Providence on the steamer Warwick this morning, ar riving at Newport at 10:30 o'clock. There a visit was made to the naval training station where there was a dress parade. A sightseeing tour of the city was then made, after which the delegates returned to this city. LEE THREATENS WIFE, WHO SEEKS ALIMONY Fined and Put Under Bond for Making Trouble at Her Home. William J. Lee, employed in the De partment of Commerce and Labor, cited by Justice Gould yesterday to show cause why he should not be compelled to pay alimony to his wife and be re strained from molesting her, based on a petition for a legal separation, was a de fendant In the Police Court this morning upon a charge of disorderly conduct and threatening the life of his wife. He was adjudged guilty and fined $10 In the first case and ordered to furnish a three-hundred-dollar peace bond on the second charge. Lee. shortly after midnight last night, went to his home, 1211 B street southeast, and, finding the door locked, proceeded to break open a window in an effort to gain an entrance. The appearance of his wife precipitated a scene, ending In Lee's ar rest by Policeman Moffitt of the fifth precinct. The wife, Mrs. Lilla H. Lee, told Judge Mullowny her husband used profane and Insulting language toward her when she objected to his coming Into the house. He threatened to kill her, she says, In the event she did not stop the alimony pro ceedings. "I'm afraid of him. Judge," she said. "He has assaulted me, threaened me and made my life miserable. If he Isn't kept away from the B street home he'U do something desperate." In his own behalf Lee denied he acted in a disorderly manner or had threaten ed his wife, declaring his sole object In going to where she lived was with the Idea that he possessed the right to enter his own home. "I certainly have that right. That's why I went there. I didn't go with the purpose of making trouble," he 6aid. A Few of the Good Things You Can't Afford to Miss Tomorrow % IN THE SUNDAY STAR . SPORTING NEWS With Sporting Comment by J. Ed Grille that makes the Pink Sheet in a class by itself. THE SUNDAY MAGAZINE Fiction from the pens of the most popular writers of the day. . Gouverneur Morris, for instance, contributes a classic entitled "Adventures at Home." SPECIAL FEATURES SECTION If you want to know interesting facts about people places and things right here in Washington you will find a wealth of stones to the point in this section. Every one of these local feature stories is a "live" one?timely, entertaining and of especial interest to Washingtonians. The Churches, Society, Fashions and, in fact, everything necessary to make up a complete, interesting Sunday paper will be found tomorrow IN THE SUNDAY STAR CAT PRESERVED IN STONE REMAINS FOUND THIRTY YEARS AFTER DEATH. Discovery Made by Workmen in Tearing Off Ceiling While Making Repairs in a City Church. The discovery of the petrified remains of a eat by workmen engaged In making repairs in one of the Catholic churches one day this week throws light on an In cident which happened in that church during its instruction about thirty years ago. The cat's body is preserved in per fect condition, all its members being in startllngly lifelike appearance. It was found lying on its side, when the work men tore off the ceiling over the vesti bule at the entrance of the church, un der the choir loft. The cat must have followed some one into the church and crawled into the aperture in the celling and fallen asleep. The nap proved the sleep of death, for the workmen, who were at that time doing work on the edifice, came along and unwittingly sealed the sleeping feline between the floor above and the ceiling. The cat lies In a box in a store on Lith street and looks like a bas-relief with its white background. It is a curious sight and remarkable for its preservation with out chemicals. Its discovery recalls to mind the story of thirty years ago when the parish priest and many of his parishioners were startled and put at a loss to know the source of cries and weird moans that came from the walls and ceiling of the church. The strange sounds continued for two or three days and the superstitious ones ascribed them to spirits. But it is now revealed that it was the cat who gradually died from starvation and her body, within an air-tight tomb, preserved better than by human hands. OWNER IS THE LOSER. Decision Affects Rented Balloons That Drift Away. When the army hires a balloon and a gale carries It off and the owner never finds It. the loss i? on the owner of the balloon and not the government. Just on the same principle that If a man hires a horse from a livery stable and the horse runs away, the damage is on the owner and not the renter. The controller of the treasury based a decision on these premises in refusing to pay ?4U?> to Roger M. Randall, who rented a balloon to the Signal Corps for the Boston maneuvers in 19U0. The Blue army had the balloon at Brockton. Mass, Au gust 17. 1809, when a gale whisked It so far off that it was never found. Randall said the balloon was worth $&?>. but he would have been satisfied with $400. PICKED VP LIVE WIRE. ftoy's Body Is Bnrned to Crisp by 2,200 Volts. LEBANON, Pa., September 3.?Harry Blyler, aged fourteen years, was electro cuted here last night, his body being al most burned to a crisp before released. The lad was playing in a grove in the northern part of the city and picked up a wire from the ground. Twenty-two hundred volts passed through his body. The wire was the property of the Wea vertown Electric Company, and It was nearly fifteen minutes before the office eould be reached by telephone and the current shut off. Kills Woman and Himself. PHILADELPHIA, September 3.?Angry because his attentions were rejected. Domtnlck Dlconnillo today shot and killed Mrs. Marie Domlnico, the wife of his landlord, and then turned the weapon on himself and committed suicide. Mrs. Domlnlco's nine-year-old nephew was a witness of tbe tragedy. WOULD HIDE WEDDING PLAN Prospective Groom CwccU License When Secrecy Could Not Be Promised Him. Because the clerk at the marriage license counter could not guarantee against publication of the license. Wil liam H. Bullock, jr.. twenty-one year* old. of Wilmington. Pel., changed his mind today after Clerk Belew had filled out the application ready for the signature of the yourn? man. He had requested a license, directed to Rev. Donald C. MacLeod. a'lthorls lng the minister to marry young Bul lock and Miss Nellie C. McLean. also of Wilmington, who. he said, was eight een years old last November. The young man asked the clerk to withhold publication for several days. When his request was refused he de cided not to sign the application, and the word "canceled" was written across the face of the record. CONVICTED OF MURDER WITH DRUGGED WHISKY Moore's Sentence Deferred Until Trial of Vic tim's Widow. LOVINGTON, Va.. September 3.?A verdict of murder In the first degree was brought today by the Jury In the cane of John Moore, charged with administering strychnine to Frank Howl In a drink of whisky. Mrs. Roxle Howl, widow of the dead man, was Indicted Jointly with Moore, and will be tried In October. The court deferred sentence on Moore pending the trial of Mrs. Howl. Howl died at hla home under mysterious circumstances on the night of May 13. Physicians who made an analysis of the contents of his stomach testified that tliej found evidences of strychnine there. Another witness told of having bought an ounce of strychnine for Moore In Lynch burg a short time previous to Howl's death. Mrs. Howl and her two children testified that Moore came to their home on the evening of Howl's death and, call lnp him outside, gave him a drink or whlskv. They said Howl complained that the whisky tasted bitter, as though it contained quinine, and tliat Moore ex plained that he guessed the moonshiners, from whom he had obtained the liquor, had "doctored" it. Howl died soon after ward In fireat agony. | Another witness testified that he haa, heard Moore say after Howl's death that "the old man had died and he guessed he would take his old woman." , . Moore denied being at the Howl home previous to Howl's death, declaring be had not arrived there until after war rT He testified that he had heard Mrs. Howl threaten to kill her husband. CHOLEBA MOT IN ITALY. Mob Wrecks Sanitary Office at Bar letta Became of Ordinance. BARLETTA. Italy. September 3.---Fol lowing the promulgation of an ordinance prohibiting the eating of figs because of the cholera scare at Barl. thirty-three miles west of here, today, a mob of 2.1*0 persons attacked and wrecked the local sanitary office and beat the employes. Carbineers Intervened, and In dispersing the rioters wounded twenty-three persons. knitting mill fails. High Cost of Cotton Ascribed as Cause. NORFOLK, Vs.. September 3?With the high price of cotton assigned as the cause of its embarrassment, the Wil liamsburg Knitting Mill Company today became a voluntary bankrupt In the fed eral court here under amended statutes permitting voluntary bankruptcy except to municipal, railroad, insurance and bonding corporations. Liabilities are placed at 182,665. with assets scheduled at $113,625. H. N. Phil lips and J. B. C. Spencer were named by Judge Waddill as receivers, under bond of $15,000, and will continue the operation of the mills for the present. Of the total liabilities $2,177 is listed in wages; $464 In taxes, etc.; $27,50o in secured claims and $52,524 in unsecured claims. DENY FBIAB LAND CHARGES. Officials in Philippines Reply to Rep resentative Martin. MANILA. September 3.?When Secre tary of War Dickinson sailed for Hong kong yesterday he took with him an ex tended report, embodying the answer of the Philippine government to the charge made by Representative Martin of Colo rado against E. L. Worcester, a member of the Philippine commission, and Frank W. Carpenter, executive secretary of the Philippine government, in connection with the friar land leases. The report includes statements by Gov ernor General Forbes. Worcester and Carpenter. The governor general says that Kr. Martin distorted the facts in or der to discredit worthy acts, and disa grees with the conclusions of the repre sentative. Worcester asserts that Mr. Martin suppressed facts which, if made known, would "make his contentions ridiculous," and presented an utterly mis leading view of the policy of the govern ment relative to the sale of the friar lands. grahame-white up in air. Makes Unofficial Flight at Boston Harvard Meet. ATLANTIC, Mass., September 3.-Un der ideal conditions and perfect aviation weather, the Boston-Harvard aero meet of ten days was opened today, with a list of events participated in by some of the best known aviators in this country alClauderOPGrahame-Whlte of England, who has announced his intention of going after every prize, with the excep tion of the one In the slow lap contest, made the first flight of the day. It was an unofficial one. in which Grahame White circled the field three tlmee at a height of about 100 feet. The distance was six miles. His time was announced as 7 minutes 7 3-5 sec onds. New Speed Reoord With Passenger. DOUAI, France, September 3.?A mili tary aeroplane piloted by Louis Breget and carrying also Capt. Madlot, who mads observations, flew from here to Ar ras and return yesterday at a rate of hinety kilometer*, or approximately flfty ?lx miles an hour, establishing a aew reoord for spssd with a passenger. _ SELECHONBPIME Holmes Appointment May Mean Slap to Ballinger. 4 RESIGNATION MAY FOLLOW Secretary of Interior, Possibly, Hat Withdrawn Opposition. , DIRECTOR OF MIKES SILENT Has Not Been Officially Notified and Will Not Discuss Odd Situation. JOSEPH A. HOLMES. (IlarrU St Ewla* Phute.) Announcement from Beverly of th* polntment of Dr. Joseph Austin Holmei, technologist of the ecological survey, as director of the bureau of mines Is re garded here an of probably greater Im portance than appear* on the surfar*. Dr. Holmes had almost the unanimous backing of mining engineers and miners of the country. It was long understood, however, that his appointment was ft*" months prevented by Secretary Ballinger, who believed that Dr. Holmes was Inimi cal to him and a close ally of the Pln chot-Garfield-Newell combination. The President, rather than oppose Se<v retary Ballinger. decided upon the ap pointment of E. W Parker, chief statis tician of the geological survey. It was fully understood that Mr. Parker ?MU be named In the course of time If ttas objections to Dr. Holmes could not satisfactorily settled. Two Possible Situations. The appointment of Dr. Holmes at time Is now taken as meaning one of things: That the President has selected him spite the supposed opposition of tary Ballinger, or That the Secretary of the Interior, investigation, has withdrawn his opposi tion, conceding that Dr. Holmes la fulljr qualified In every way for the position. Dr. Holmes, who has not yet received official notification of his appointment, was not disposed today to disease the matter or to Indicate when he will take charge of the bureau. His friends have reached the conclu sion that the appointment is not a slap at Secretary Ballinger and that the head of the Interior Department has with drawn whatever objection he is supposed to have entertained. They state further that they believe Secretary Ballinger has found that Dr. Holmes took no part in the fight of the Plnchot-Garfleld interests against him. Ballinger May Be Frozen Out. The appointment has significance In the possibility that It has been made against the wishes of Secretary Ballinger. Inti mate friends of the President have been trying to freeie out Mr. Ballinger and cause his resignation as a member of the Taft cabinet. Their plans have gone wrong up to this time. It is pretty sure that If the ap pointment was made over the head of Mr. Ballinger. It Is thd first official step of the President to?*rd Intimating that it would be best for the Washington cabinet member to retire. There will be no surprise should Mr. Ballinger follow the appointment with his resignation. Dr. Holmes had the backing of many of President Taft's warmest friends. Among them are Senator Lodge, Senator Oliver and Representative Dal sell Pennsylvania. The bureau of mines has been tem porarily in charg? of George Otis Smith, director of the geological sur vey. Mr. Smith has be<?n abroad two months and the bureau is In charge of others. Mr. Smith has been reported as favor ing Mr. Parker's appointment The Pinchot element in the survey has be lieved that Parker would be the man to be named. Purpose of Bureau. The purpose of the new bureau 1s to investigate and report upon safety ap pliances to prevent the awful waste of life annually. The bureau will also make an Investigation looking to the improvement of methods of mining. Mr. Holmes Is a native of South Caro lina. For ten years he was professor of geology and natural history at the Uni versity of North Carolina, and from 1891 to 1904 was state geologist of North Carolina. A staff of engineers and experts will be transferred with Dr. Holmes from the geological survey to the bureau of mines. FALLS DEAD ON GOLF COURSE. Former Head of the National Bis cuit Co. Expires Suddenly. MANSFIEL?>. Ohio. September 3 ?Col. Benjamin F. Crawford, sixty-seven years old. founder and former president of the National Biscuit Company, fell dead while playing golf on the Weatbrook Country Club links yesterday. Death was due ta hardening of the arteries. Since retiring five years ago Col Craw ford has made his home In New York and Chicago, and reached Mansfield Thursday from a year's trip around the world. Sick Woman Drinks Poison. AMERICU8. Ga., September 3.?Mrs C. A. Parker of Blackville. 8. C., who haa been under the treatment of a physician because of her mental condition sudden ly seised a bottle of poison at the horns of a relative here and drank its contents. She died in a few mlnutea Her family Is prominent hers aa* la South Carolina.