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regulate the use of ?uch lands in the
general Interest.
"Aa to landa: _ ,
?*1. Every acre of Itnd should ne p
to whatever use will make it most use
ful to all the people.
?1 The fundamental ofject of our
land policy should be the making ami
maintenance of permanent, prosperous
home". Land monopoly and excessue
holdings must not be tolerated.
-a. Settlement must be enrouraged o>
every legitimate means on all land tnat
will support homes. Thus the tillable
land in public ownership within and
without the national forests should t>e
disposed of In fee simple to actual home
makers. but not to speculators.
The first and most needy thing to
do for our cultivated lands is to preser\e
their fertility by preventing erosion.
Grazing Lands a Truat.
?*5. The non-Irrigable arid public graz
ing lands ahould be administered by the
government in the Interest of the small
stockman and the home-maker uatll they
. an pass directly into the hands of ac
tual settlers. . . ...
"Rights to the surface of the public
land should be separated *from rights '?
the forests upon it and the rolnera
beneath it. and each should be held
subject to separate disposal The timber
and stone act should be repealed.
"As to our minerals:
?*l. Those still remaining in govern
ment ownership should not be sold, but
should be leased upon terms favorable
for their development up to the full re
quirements of our people. I ntll j^sla
tion to this effect can be enacted, tem
porary withdrawals of land containing
coal oil. gas and phosphate rock are
required in order to prevent speculation
?nd monopoly. . . . .
?-> ]t is the clear duty of the federal
government, as well as that of the
states In their sphere, to provide ^reugb
investigation, legislation and
against loss of li(e and waste of mineral
resources In mining.
Co-Operation a Necessity.
??With regard to national efficiency .
?*1. The maintenance of national and
?tate sonservation commissions is nec
essary to ascertain and make public the
facts as to our natural resources. Such
commissions supply the fundamental
basis for co-operation between the na
tion and the states for the development
and protection of the foundation of our
pr.^PerA national health service Is needed
to act in co-operation with similar agen
cies within the states for the
of lengthening life, decreasing "uttering
and promoting a vigor and efficiency of
our people. ,
-In the effort to conserve our natural
resources, we recognize that combinations
against the public wellfare which extend
bevond state lines, can be met effectively
only by agencies equally capable of op
perating across such
It is clear that the control of
Interstate commercial power is poa
cible only by the use of interstate '^e'ral
power. We are opposed to the extension
of state Jurisdiction at the expense o
reel control by the people over monopoly
as In the case of water power.
State's Bights a Refuge.
"While I do not believe that the state
alone can carry out the conservation pro
gram in the face of Interstate attacks
upon it. I do not fail to recognize the
great and useful part which the states
must play in this great movement for
the permanent welfare of all our people.
Also I appreciate that In much of the
work ahead co-operation between the
states and the nation Is an essential con
dition of success. But when I see the
special interests attempting to take ref
uge behind the doctrine of state's rights
I propose to sav so.
"It is not possible In a speech like this
to give the details of propositions cover
ing so wide a field as the conservation
question to which I have referred. To
carry out this program in the coming
and future sessions of Congress and of
the state legislature the friends of con
servation will devote themselves with
ever-increasing energy and ever-increas
ing prospects of success as conservation
more and more generally wins, not only
the belief, which It has already, but the
determined fighting support of our peo
Smashes World's Record for a Non
stop Passenger Run by Cover
ing 136.62 Miles.
tember 8.?Weymann, the American avia
tor. who yesterday attempted to win the
special Mlchelin prize of fciO.OOO offered
for the first aeronaut who, with a pas
senger. flies In six hours from the French
capital to the top of Puy-de-Dome, was
beaten by the elements when the trophy
was alnsost within his grasp.
The airman followed the railroad track
out of Paris, and everything was run
ning smoothly until Mont Lucon was
reached. Passing that town, Weymann
ran tnto a fog and blinding rain, and, al
though he reached Ancises, which was
within thirteen miles of his goal, at
half-past Jl, he completely lost his
bearings, and wandered for an hour and
three-quarters In the gloom, finally
reaching Volvic at 7:15 o'clock, where he
was obliged to descend on account of
' While he failed to win the Mlchelin
prize, the American aviator made one of
the most notable overland flights of the
year. He smashed the world's record
for a non-stop passenger run by flying
13&<K! miles, and also beat the record
for distance traveled within twenty-four
hours. Although stops along the route
are permitted, the aviator landed only
four times. Twice he was absolutely
forced to descend to find out what part
of the country he was In. Weymann
describes the latter part of his flight as
"waltzing over deep crevasses and preci
pices tn the region of the dome, where
a landing was Impossible, and buffeted
by eddies. It was the most thrilling
experience of my life."
The aviator hopes to make another
attempt to a In the Mlchelin prise next
week if the weather is not too bad.
Oath of Loyalty to "Healthy Catho
lic Doctrine and Discipline''
ROME. September R.?Pope Plus X to
day issued a motu proprio. giving new
and practical measures to be adopted
against the growing modernist campaign.
The pontiff reiterates all rules previous
ly set forth against modernism, eapeclal
'v In the encyclical pascendl, and adds
that the bishops and the rectors of Catho
lic colleges must watch attentively the
development of the young clergy, seeing
to It that they are well prepared to
flght error, forbidding them to^read news
papers and periodicals, and avoid de
tracting tiiem from their studies.
Every professor. In beginning his course;
?very acolyte, before being promoted;
every new cenfessor, curate, canon, or
holder of a similar office, and every ec
clesiastical official, before taking poasee
slon of his poet, must take an oath or
loyalty to the healthy Catholic doctrine
and discipline.
Connecticut Convention De
mands Income Tax and
Tariff Revision.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. September 8.?
The ^democrat* in state convention today
named the following ticket:
For governor?Simeon E. Baldwin of
New Haven.
For lelutenant governor?Andrew J.
Breughel. Jr.. of Hartford. j
For secretary of state?Zalmon Good
stll of Bridgeport.
For treasurer?E. Kent Hubbard of Mid
dletown. i
For controller?John M. Brady of New
For attorney general?Talcott H. Rus
sell of New Haven.
For representatlveat-large in Congress
George P. Ingersoll of Rldgefleld.
In a speech of some length Judge Bajd
wln accepted the nomination.
Republicans' Bad Faith.
After declaring that the time was aus
picious for the democratic party in the
nation and state, and accusing the re-1
publican party of "a breach of faith ' in
the enactment of the tariff law, the plat
form declares in favor of an extension of
the free list and a reduction of many of
the tariff rates in that law. the ratifica
tion of the Income tax amendment to the
Constitution and the popular election of
United States senators.
The opposition, which opened up strong
yesterdav, practically disappeared today
after the friends of Mayor Buckingham
of Bridgeport had consented to withdraw
hia name for first place, giving oppor
tunity for the nomination of Judge Baia
wln by acclamation.
Buckingham Misled.
Mr. Buckingham stated that his friends
had been misled by reports from other
places that the labor vote was against
Judge Baldwin. Upon coming to the con
vention he had found, he said, that the
opposition was being engineered by a
few men. He had no desire to be iden
tified with that element.
The platform maker* worked until after
3 o'clock trying to reconcile the demands
of several members for planks on na
tional issues, one of which advocated
legislation against trust-made goods.
Says Ho Leaders Have Been to Con
fa With Him and He Would
Hot Consent to Conference. j
NEW YORK. September S.?Mayor Gay
nor refused yesterday to dlacuss for pub
lication a report recently printed in a
New York morning newspaper that he is
a "receptive candidate" for the demo
cratic nomination for governor of this
state, but the New York World quotes
him aa denying authoritatively the truth
of auch a report. Both the mayor'a per
sonal and executive secretaries are for
mer World reporters.
The denial la aa follows:
"1 speak for myself. No ons Is au
thorised to speak for me. If any one is
doing so It Is under false pretenses I
have not discussed politics with anybody,
and will not do ao. I am still a sick
man and am trying to get well. I have
no interest In politics. If people continue
to bother me about such matters I will
go away where I can have quiet.
"No political leaders have been to see
me. If any one had done so I would
not have listened to him. The decent
people of New York know that I am a
sick man and am trying to get well."
The above Is the first utterance on pol
itics attributed to Mayor Gaynor since
he was shot in the neck by James J.
Gallagher the morning of August 0.
Probable That State Department
Will Call an American Agent for
Hie Own Opinion.
The State Department officials are not I
quite sure that they ftflly comprehend the 1
decision of The Hague tribunal In the
fisheries case, and that notwithstanding
the fact that Chandler Anderson, the
American agent at The Hague, was at
pains to cable overnight several thousand
words of extracts from the decision. This
did not Include the reasoning upon which
the tribunal based Its declarations. Con
sequently several Important points In the
case are still shrouded In doubt. It Is I
probable that Mr. Anderson, having all of
the documents before him, will be called
upon to Inform the department of what.
In his own opinion, was the actual result
of the arbitration.
For a time there was some apprehension
that the principles laid down by the ar
bitrators might be of general application.
That would be a matter of serious con
cern 1f for no other reason than because
the application of the "headland theory"
of defining marine Jurisdiction would close
Hudnon bay to all foreign shipping. In
cluding American, The conclusion has
been reached, however that the decision
in this case applies solely to waters and
shores and bays expressly covered In the
treaty of 1818.
Death From Natural Cause, But Who
He Was Hot Discovered.
The body of a negro whose Identity has
not been established was found this after
noon lying in a clump of bushes on a lot
on the aouth side of Virginia avenue be
tween 20th and 21st atreeta northwest.
The body was removed to. the morgue.
Examination indicated that death was
from natural causes.
George Radmond of 51* 21st street dis
covered the body as he was passing over
the lot and notified the police of the third
precinct. Detective Kllnedlenst of the
central office was assigned to the case.
The body was badly decomposed and
had probably been In the bushes for over
? week- The man wore heavy leather
boots with his trousers tucked In at the
tope. He had on a light coat and trou
sers and a dark slouch hat. One of his
upper front teeth Is of gold.
Nothing waa found on the body that
would lead to Identification. Residents of
the neighborhood told the police they had
never seen the man before.
Funeral of William P. -Stack.
Funeral rltea for William P. Stack,
who was killed by falling down a chute
at tke Washington Gaa Light Com
pany's worka, were held from the fam
ily residence. 1008 24th street, at 0:30
this morning. The body was later re
moved to St. Stephen's Church. 25th and
Pennsylvania avenue northwest, where
requiem mass was aung at IS o'clock.
But He Mast Know How to Mix
Prison Discipline With
Charlotte flusse.
A good cook, a first-class baker and a
splendid disciplinarian?these three all
rolled into one, if such a man exists?
can find a good job at the workhouse
camp at Occoquan, Va.. where Supt.
Whittaker is superintending the building
of the new workhouse.
Mr. Whittaker came to the city today
with a happy smile and an optimistic
Idea that he could get just that sort of
a cook-baker-disciplinarian combination.
He talked to Commissioner Rudolph
about it. The Commissioner said he did
not believe he could get such a person
in all the 1'nited States. Mr. Whittaker.
though, has great faith in the want ads.
He therefore inserted one In the after
noon papers, and went back to Occoquan.
Commissioner Rudolph says he under
stands very well how a man can be a
good cook and a fair baker, but he has
never seen a top-notch cook In the per
son of a top-notch baker, who can make
good soup one hour and then turn about
and mako a fancy frosted wedding cake
with a couple of cute little Imitation
persons holding each other by the arm,
all ready to be married.
A Sure Topnotcher.
"That's what I call a topnotch cook,"
said the Commissioner; "a fellow who
can roast beef, make floral designs out
of carrots and who can cook prunes in
eighteen different languages. He can also
bake bread?but that doesnt make him
a good baker. To be the combination
that Mr. Whittaker wants he must be
able to cook Hungarian goulash and po
tatoes au gratln in the same oven In
which he is baking a charlotte russe.
"Yet he may get just the man. These
want ads are great. I advertised once to
exchange a servant girl for a sleigh, and
a fellow woke me out of bed at 2 o'clock
in the morning with Just the sleigh I was
looking for.
'?But as for the disciplinarian end of
this cook-baker proposition, 1 can't see
where Occoquan is going to get one. I
don't know what sort of discipline a
baker is supposed to keep, anyhow, un
less it's to keep the rolls In line and the
bread from being on the loaf too much.
(Another pause.)
"But, anyhow. I'm waiting with a good
deal of curiosity to see Just what turns
Complete Rupture to Come When
Cortes Meets and Passes
"Padlock Bill:'
MADRID, September 8.?Premier Can
alejas, in an interview today, is quoted
as saying that Spain's reply to the Vati
can's most recent note contains little be
yond generalities and assurances that
the question of church dogma Is not in
volved, "or, In other words, exactly 11 te
the Vatican's note."
Accordingly the premier expects that
the negotiations between Madrid and the
holy see will remain stationary until
the cortes meets, when he says the "pad
lock bill," instead of being withdrawn,
will be adopted.
The "padlock bill" prohibits the cre
ation of further religious establish
ments until the revision of the con
cordat has been completed or a definite
law on the subject has been passed.
ROME. September 8.?Premier Canale
Jas' reiteration of the government's re
fusal to withdraw the padlock bill
brings the negotiations between the
Vatican and Spain to a standstill.
The holy see- will now await the
meeting of the cortes, when. If Canale
Jas does not fall, a complete rupture be
tween Rome and Madrid 13 considered
almost Inevitable.
Evidence in Investigation That
Advanced Large Sums Furnished
by Street Railway Men.
NEW YORK, September 8.?The bank
ing and stock speculating facilities given
to lawmakers by the brokerage firm of
Ellingwood & Cunningham during the
period extending from April, UK**, to
February, 1905, were brought out with
startling vividness at today's hearing of
the legislative graft investigation.
Former Assemblyman Louis Bedell, who
during the period In question was chair
man of* the assembly committee on rail
roads, was shown by the evidence to
have been apparently particularly fa
The books of Ellingwood & Cunningham
showed that while his stock operations
during the five years consisted solely in
the purchase of 300 shares of New York
Transportation stock, the money for this
stock, together with some addi
tional, had been advanced by Ellinpwood
& Cunningham.
Most of these advances, it later trans
pired, had, according to the testimony,
been made by H. H. Vreeland, president
of the Metropolitan Street Hallway Com
pany; H. A. Rtrblnson, general solicitor of
the company and Q. Tracy Rogers, presi
dent of the New York State Street Rail
way Association.
Between May .'I, lflOl, and August 28,
Mr. Bedell was shown to have
drawn out in cash sums aggregating $21,
7SO placed to his credit by the three indi
viduals named, and no evidence could be
found in the documents examined today
that he had at any time returned any
part of it.
Democrat Nominee Refuses to Quit
Race for Congress.
PITTSBURG, September 8.?James A.
Wakefield, democratic nominee for Con
gress, and who aspires to defeat Rep
resentative John Dalzell. stnted yesterday
that he would not retire from the fight.
The friends of Dr. Black had been seek
ing a conference with Wakefield and
his allies for the sake of having him
quit in favor of Black. Wakefiefd, mho
s*ys that he is in the fight to stay,
however, consented to meet with Dr.
Black Friday next for a final talk.
It la aspected that Frank Morrison,
secretary of the American Federation
of Labor, who is out for Dalzell's scalp,
will attend the conference. He is strong
ly Jn favor of Dr. Black's candidacy.
Bud Brown of Pleasant Grove. Md.,
was found In an unconscious condition
on the road, with an eye out. having
been kicked on the head by one of his
mules, when thrown from his wagon In
a runaway. His condition is <yitieal.
* .
Matter Presented to Executive
Committee of Chamber of
A proposition to hold an aviation meet
in Washington early in November, in
which a number of the best known avi
ators in this country and abroad will
take part, was made to the executive
committee of the Chamber of Com
merce at a special meeting today by J.
S. Berber of New York. He came here
to lay the matter before the business
men of the city.
Mr. Berger proposes to hold the meet
ing during ten days in November, Imtne
diately after election day, at Benning race
track, which he declares to be as good
a field for an aviation meeting as the
field now being used for the meeting in
Boston. ,
C. Grahame-White of London, who has
performed spectacularly in Boston; Capt.
Baldwin, Count de Lesseps of r'rance.
Charles K. Hamilton and Clifford Har
mon are some of the aviators whom Mr.
Berger proposes to bring to Washington
for the meeting.
A particular attraction during the pro
posed meet will be a Wa?hlngton-to-Bal
timore-and-return flight for a prize of
$15,000. Mr. Bergt r said that undoubt
edly Curtiss and \\ right would take part
in the contest for this prize.
Cost About ^35,000.
It has been estimated by Mr. Berger
that it will cost in the neighborhood of
$35,000 to conduct an aviation meeting
fpr ten days, in which four of the lead
ing aviators with five machines would
take part.
He asked the Chamber of Commerce to
put up $15,000 of this amount, with the
understanding that he will furnish the
other needed. He himself will take
charge of the promotion of the exposition
and see to getting the aviators here.
Another proposition is that the Chamber
of Commerce, or business men of Wash
ington who are members of the chamber,
?hall finance the project and take all the
returns. Mr. Berger figures that the at
tendance at the meeting would be large
and that a considerable sum of money
would be cleared.
Referred to Directors.
The members of the executive commit
tee of th.e chamber were favorably im
pressed with the proposition made by
Mr. Berger. It was determined, however,
to lay the matter before the board of
directors of the chamber at Its meeting
next Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Berger
will return to Washington again at that
time to lay his proposition before Ihe
board in writing. He will In the mean
time make tentative arrangements with
some of the aviators to come here in
Mr. Berger told the committee that he
had a number of influential members
of the Aero Club of America back of him
in this project.
Confident of Great Success.
"I am confident that an aviation meet
in Washington would be a great success,"
said Mr. Berger. "Undoubtedly It would
bring at least 200,000 visitors to the city
during the ten days it was In progress.
I have already sounded some of the rail
roads, and find that they will give special
rates to Washington during the meeting.
Such a meeting would not only bring a
great deal of business to the hotels and
merchants of the city, but would give
the city a wide advertisement.
"The international aviation meet will be
held on Lontr Island the last two weeks
in October. We will bring to Washington
the same men who will fly there with the
same machines. The contests here will
be very similar for speed, distance, alti
tude. for the slowest lap and for the best
Mr. Berger has recently formed a com
pany for the promotion of aviation meet
ings and for the construction of aero
planes, in which he Is much interested.
Declares Union Between Her and
the Italian Duke Is Not
ELKINS. W. Va., September 8.?Em
phatic denial was made yesterday by Sen
ator Stephen B. Elkins of the rumors that
he is preparing to go to Paris or that his
daughter. Katherlne Elkins, will marry
the Duke of the Abruzzi In February, or
at any other time, or that his family Is
to be presented to the Italian court.
With some impatience the senator has
declared that he has denied rumors until
he is worn out and that he would like to
have it accepted as a fact that there is
no contemplated union between his daugh
ter and the Italian duke.
"All these things were denied two years
ago and there Is no more truth In the
rumors now than there was two years
ago," said Senator Elkins.
The sole purpose, he said, of the Euro
pean trip of Mrs. Elkins and Miss Kath
erlne Elkins Is for the benefit of their
health They have been going abroad
each summer for a number of years.
Since the adjournment of Congress Sen
ator Elkins has been resting at his sum
mer home here, to which he retired after
his arduous labors In the management of
the railroad bill In the Senate.
Alabama Mob in Pursuit of Negro
Accused by Girl.
WHISTLER, Ala., September 8.?Two
hundred men are scouring the woods In
the vicinity of Whistler in search of a
negro who is alleged to have attempted
to commit an assault upon Miss Frances
Williams, seventeen years old.
The girl was alone !n the house at 7:30
o'clock last night when a negro ap
peared at the back door and asked for
food. When she turned to get food for
the negro she was seized from behind
and a pistol was pointed at her head
The girl's cries for assistance attracted
neighbors to the house and the negro
fled. News of the attempted assault
spread rapidly and a mob Immediately
The negro will be lynched If captured.
Suit to Defend Patent Bights.
Alleging Infringement of his patent
rights In improvements In systems of elec
tric propulsion. Richard B. Palnton today
filed suit for Injunction against the Inter
national Auto Sightseeing Transit Com
pany, Frederick S. Schwab and Samuel
He also asks an accounting of the prof
its. He Is represented by Attorneys D.
p Wolhaupter and E. F. Colladay.
Funeral of H. J. McNichols.
Funeral servlcea for Henry J. Mc
Nichols. who dropped dead of apoplexy
last Tuesday at the patent office, where
he worked, were held at the funeral
chapel of J. William Lee, 882 Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest, this afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock.
Mr. McNichols was a member of the
O. A. R. He held the rank of major in
the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery during
the civil war.4
Residents Below the Safety
Line in Chagres Valley
Are Warned.
The probability of floods in the Chagres
valley during the rainy season in Pan
ama has resulted in the canal commis
sion notifying occupants of buildings be
low the safety point all along the line of
the expected freshet to vacate. The un
usual precaution this year is due to the
fact-that Gatun dam has raised the sur
face of the river above Gatun ten feet
higher at low water than it was before
the dam obstructed the channel. There
are many houses in tjie threatened sec
Preliminary work in connection with
the proposed terminal harbor improve
ments at Balboa, on the Isthmus of Pan
ama, is in progress. The canal commis
sion, through lis West Indian laborers, is
boring forty feet down at mean tide to
astertain the character of the material to
be removed and to clear off the heavy
swamp growth that covers the harbor.
Most of the old French marine equipment
that lodged on the spit there has been
removed to the mainland.
President Diaz Orator at Exercises
Commemorating Battle of
MEXICO CITY, September S.?A solemn
ceremony of honor was paid today to the
memory of the Mexican cadets who fell
in the defense of Chapultepec, the rocky
bluff occupied since the days of the
Aztecs by tiie rulers of this country,
against the successful assault of the
American army under Gen. Scott Sep
tember 8. 1847.
The exercises, which constituted what
probably will prove to have been the
most impressive feature of the Mexican
centenary celebration, were held at Cha
pultepec, near the castle of President
Diaz and the buildings of the National
Military Academy.
The members of the cabinet and the
permanent and visiting diplomats were
present. The feature of the program was
a brief oration by President Diaz. The
national executive extolled the heroism
of the youthful soldiers who fought val
iantly to save the castle from the over
whelming Americans, and described them
as shining examples for emulation by the
youth of the country.
Other speakers made patriotic addresses
and then President Diaz placed a wreath
at the base of the modest monument
erected to the memory of the cadets amid
the tall trees of the castle grounds. The
ceremonies were concluded with the firing
of a volley in salute of the torn and
faded battle flag that was carried in the
fight on the field of Moline del Rey Sep
tember 28, 1847.
Flan Secret Until Full Conference
Approve*?Proposed Ultimatum
Provokes Discussion.
LONDON, September 8.?The committee
of foreign bankers reached a decision
today on the subject of American cotton
bills of lading, but decided not to di
vulge the plan until it had been sub
mitted and approved at a full conference
of bankers, to be held September 14.
There has been wide divergence of
opinion as to the advisability of sending
the original ultimatum, In which the
British and continental banking houses
demanded that American bankers, after
Octobef .31 next, guarantee all bills of
lading on American cotton.
The objectors to the ultimatum contend
that this action constituted a tacit ad
mission that the bankers here would
assume a ceraln amount of liability for
the genuineness of the bills, a situation
which, the objectors maintain, does not
exist. They point out that in the event
of the American hankers refusing the
guarantee, the English banks would find
themselves in an untenable position, as
England must have the cotton which the
United States holds.
The Money Kind Moved From Treas
ury to Printing Bureau.
The Treasury Department is transfer
ring its large stock of distinctive and non
distinctive paper from the storeroom in
the Treasury building to the bureau of
engraving and printing, where It will
hereafter be stored in the three-story
brick building formerly occupied as the
good roads building of the Department
of Agriculture. The Treasury Depart
ment keeps in stock six months' supply
of paper, which comprises approximately
40,0?*>.000 sheets for the internal revenue
stamps. 15,1 <00,000 sheets for postage
stamps, 1,000,000 sheets for checks and
25,000,000 sheets for currency.
The new method of handling the paper
will make several rooms vacant In the
Treasury building. They will be used in
the reassignment of the various bureaus
and divisions and in addition the services
of the counters and checkers will be dis
pensed with. The annual expense attach
ed to receiving, counting and storing the
'distinctive paper has been $33,1??. This
reform has been contemplated for several
months, and any vacancies caused by
death or resignation have been reserved
In order that the flfty-one persons here
tofore employed in counting and checking
may be retained in the service. Twenty
three of these persons have been trans
ferred to the bureau of engraving and
printing, and other vacancies in the de
partment will be filled from those not yet
Police Looking for Man Who Cashed
Check on Pittsburg Bank.
A man giving the name of John C.
Miller walked into the drug store of H.
C. Easterday. at 1st and G streets north
west, recently and Mr. Easterday obliged
him by cashing a check for $7.M. Now
the police are looking for the man, they
declaring that the order, which was drawn
on the Marine Bank of Pittsburg, was re
turned marked "N. G." Miller, it is
averred, told Mr. Easterday that he was
vice president and manager of a railroad
concern In the Smoky city. The police
description of Miller is that he is about
sixty-five years of age and weighs about
130 pounds, and when last seen wore
dark clothes and a straw hat.
Battling With Forest Fires.
HOUQUIRM. Wash., September S.
Forest flres that threaten Stearnsville
and Aloha are being (ought by lumber
men and crews of flre lighters sent on
two special trains from Elraa and Hou
quirm. The situation at Aloha is con
sidered critical.
Many Thousands in Notre Dame,
Montreal. Disappointed at
His Non-Appearance.
MONTREAL,. September fc-Cardinal
Vannuetelli, representative of Pope Plus
X at the eucliaristic congress. fainted
last night in the midst of a brilliant
reception given in his honor by the
Canadian government.
There were four thousand persons In
the great drawing room of the Windsor
Hotel when Sir Charles Murphy, the sec
retary of state, caused the announcement
to be made that the prelate was unable
to continue the reception. Half an hour
later the legate said that he was quite
himself again, and wished to return to
the drawing room. But Dr. Guerin. mayor
of the city, advised him to abandon the
reception, and he was taken to the epis
copal palace. Several physicians offered
their services, but to all the prelate said,
in broken English:
"I am just tired, that is all. You
wouldn't have a young man like me lie
frightened in the presence of my col
league, Cardinal Logue."
Many Thousands Disappointed.
Cardinal Vannutelll had received per
haps fifteen hundred persons when he
collapsed. He had intended to attend a
night service at Notre Dame, and the
structure was packed to its capacity
above 15.000 persons?and 5.0?w more were
gathered outside when word came that
the cardinal would be unable to be
Mgr. Bruchesi also intimated that It
might be necessary to cancel several of
the minor engagements of the legate, for
it was evident his strength was being
taxed. Yesterday morning he preached
in the city prison, and in the afternoon
attended the provincial government func
tion, at which he paid a warm tribute
to the non-Catholics of Canada. All of
this taxed his strength greatly, as he is
seventy-four years old.
Cardinal Feeling: Much Better. ?
Cardinal Vannuetelli announced this
morning that he was considerably re
freshened by the few hours' rest he had
been able to get after the curtailment
of the government's reception last night
on account of his Indisposition. Few in
the brilliant assemblage knew that the
Pope's representative had fainted, though
all sorts of rumors spread abroad upon
the announcement that the reception had
been shortened.
To the correspondent of the Associated
Press the legate said today:
"Please state that I am quite myself
again. No engagements will be canceled
today. I really regret that fatigue pre
vented me from seeing the good people
who conferred such honor upon me. I
hope to do better at the city's reception
The legate added that he was still a
young man and as proof of his vigor
said that he had risen at 6 o'clock.
Officiates at Pontifical Mass.
This morning the cardinal officiated at a
pontifical mass n the cathedral for mem
l>ers of religious orders. Many were un
able to get within a block of the struc
! ture. The legate gave the papal blessing
from the l?alcony.
Mayor Guerin announced today that the
citv hoped at tonight's reception to pre
vent a repetition of the confusion that
prevailed at last night's function. The
reception tonight will be held at the city
hall, and a cordon of police, instead of
the papal chamberlains, will be near the
Cardinal Vannutelll la extremely sensi
tive In the mailer of personal attention.
Several times has firmly Intimated to
those about him that though he appreci
ated their motives he would prefer that
they would he less solicitous abdtit his
physical condition.
Shortly Before Death Had Expressed
a Desire That His OraTe Be at
Nenagh, Ireland.
Whether the body of Gen. M. Emmet
UrelU who died at Cork. Ireland. Tuesday,
will be interred at Arlington national
cemetery or at Nenagh. his former home
in Ireland, is not yet known to his many
friends here.
According to a letter received today
from the general s brother, J. W. Urell.
who is in New York, the general. Just
before he died, expressed a wish to be
buried at the place of his birth, which
he was on his way to visit when death
overtook him at the home of a cousin in
Cork. ,
According to the sealed letter left with
his friend. Capt E. G. Schafer, Gen.
Urell wished to be buried in Arlington
beside his wife, who died in 1902.
At a meeting of Washington Lodge
No. 15. B. P. O. E.. at the Elks Club
last evening, a committee consisting of
Col. Richard A. O'Brien, ^apt. E. G.
Schafer and John G. Maxwell was ap
pointed to arrange for the transporta
tion of the body of Gen. Lrell from
Ireland to this city. ?
A telegram was today ?en* to Gen.
Urell's brother In New \ork. asking
w hetlier It was really the general s
wish to be burled In Nenagh. A re
ply to this telegram had not been
received this afternoon. Special meet
ings of the various military and fra
ternal organisations with which the
general was associated have already
been called to make arrangements for
attending the funeral In case ^t Is hela
In this country.
Ex-Judge Priest Paid f10,000 to Pass
Upon Stock
ROCHESTER, N. Y.. September 8.?
Brfeckenrldge Jones, president of the Mis
sissippi Valley Trust Company of St.
Louis. who evaded giving testimony In
the first suit against directors of the
United States Independent Telephone
Company, and was brought to Rochester
from his summer home at Casenovla last
week on a bench warrant issued by Jus
tice Benton,, who is trying the second
case against the directors, was called to
the stand late yesterday in the present
action. .
Mr. Jones admitted he had invested
first $155,000 in the telephone company and
then signed an agreement to stand spon
sor for another $150,000 of stock should
the public fail to purchase it. In St.
Louis and vicinity, witness said, about
*560,000 in the company's bonds were
disposed of, the Mississippi Valley Trust
Company receiving a commission of 5 per
cent. .
Mr. Jones took $250,000 of the proceeds
from the sale of bonds, he said, to pur
chase stock In the Indianapolis Telephone
Company. According to the witness, he
bought his first Installment of stock on
advice of former Federal Judge Henry ?.
Priest of St. Louis.
judge Priest, he said, had been paid
$10,000 by the telephone company for
passing upon the matter.
Property in Porto Rico, Santo
Domingo and Haiti Suf
fers Severely.
The tropical disturbance which caused
considerable damage in IJorto Rico dur
the night of Tuesday and was centered
yesterday off Santo Domingo lias ad
vanced on its westward course to about
2."?o miles from Porto Rico.
It left in its wake destruction or
property In Santo Domingo and Haiti.
According to reports to the weather
bureau today i' wa* centered appa
rently southwest of Haiti and eastern
Cuba, heading toward Jam: lea.
Hurricane Is Severe.
The storm wa* at its height in San
Juan. Porto Rico, at 6:SO p.m. Tuesday,
when the barometer registered a press
ure of 15K74 Inches and the hlRh winds
reach-d a velocity of miles an hour.
From these reports it Is estimated that
the West Indian hurricane is one of
considerable intensity. Inasmuch as the
storm's center was south of San Juan.
In*lts course westward It may veer to
ward the north and strike the American
coast somewhere along the Gulf of Mex
ico. Yet the storm may diminish In
force antLnr held back by high pressure
In that trinity.
Officials of the weather bureau are
closely watching the progress of the dis
turbance. and Intend to keep all points
informed. Special reports were ordered
from all West Indian and Gulf of Meilcj
points of observations at 1 o clock this
afternoon. ?
It is thought improbable bv weather
bureau officials that the conditions exist
ing at Key West this morning have any
connection with the West Indian hurri
cane. They point out that the storm is
still too far away from that point to
have any effort on conditions there, in?
say that it would not be in that vicinity
for several days at least.
Heavy Squalls at Key West.
KEY WEST. Fla.. September 8.?Heavy
sqflails from the northeast, accompanied
by rain and a falling barometer, early
this morning Indicated the approach of
the tropical storm which was reported
by the weather bureau off Porto Rico
yesterday. _ . . .
It is estimated thst the storm has trav
eled miles.
Boarder at Powell House It Also
Detained by Police on
With his throat cut from ear to ear
Herbert Powell, colored, twenty-eight
years of age, was found dead in hU
home, 1413 Montello avenue northeaat. at
an early hour this morning. It was
first supposed that Powell had commit
ed suicide, because of alleged threats
said to have -been made by him to end
his life, but further developments led
the police to think that murder had
been committed.
As a result of the Investigation of the
police, George McDonald, colored, sixty
three years of age, a roomer In the
house, and Powell's wife are under ar
rest. being held for further Inquiry. Mrs.
Powell is at the Casualty Hospital, where
she was taken this afternoon suffering
from nervousness and shock, while Mc
Donald Is detained at the ninth precinct
police station.
Shortly before 2 o'clock t-ds morning
Mrs. Powell walked Into the ninth pre
cinct station and told the desk sergeant
that her husband had threatened to kill
her with a raxor. and also stated that
her husband had threatened to end his
own life. She said she was afraid to re
turn to her home alone and asked that
a policeman accompaany her there.
Policemen Find Body.
Several policemen went to the home in
the patrol wagon. When they entered
the house they found Powell lying dead
at the bottom of the stairs. His body
was lying In a pool of blood, while his
head was nearly severed from the trunk
by the slash across his neck. Bloody
tracks led up the stairway to the upper
Following the trial of blood the police
men went to a bedroom on the second
floor. There on the bed and beside it on
the floor were large pools of blood. The
raxor used in slashing Powell's throat
was covered with blood, and was found
lying on the floor.
The police say the bed clothes were
thrown about, and some of the furniture
in the room showed disorder.
McDonald, when taken to the police
station, denied all knowledge as to how
Powell came to his death. He aakl he
had not been at the house all night, and
did not get home until 9 o'clock this
morning. It was when he arrived at
the house that the policemen arrested
As soon as Inspector Cross, acting chief
of detectives, heard if the case he de
tailed Detectives Vermillion and Cornwen
to investigate. The detectives, together
with Capt. Dailey and several lollcemen
of the ninth precinct, are still working
on the case. Police Photographer Sand
berg went to the house and took a pho
tograph of the room and the body lying
on the floor. *
Deputy Coroner White was notified and
will probably hold an inquest tomorrow
Funds for Charity and Decoration
of Home Required.
To secure funds to provide interior dec
oration and furnishing for their club
house. as well as to replenish their
charity fund, Washington I?dge. No. 15.
Brotherhood of the Protective Order of
Elks, is planning a fall festival for the
week beginning Novesiber 38.
To this end appropriate committees
have been appointed. The festival com
mittee Is composed of Samuel Richards,
chairman; Joseph H. Wcod, secretary,
and M. G. McCormlck, treasurer.
The board of control is composed of the
chairmen of the subcommittees, as fol
lows: Finance. M. G. McCormlck; boctha
and privileges, Walter J. Tharp; recep
tion, Hugh Harvey; decoration, A. Hege
nian; press, Robert M. McWade; dona
tion, William J. Clark; dancing Herman
Richards; printing. C. Bright; ladles^ J.
A Halderson; refreshments, E. H. Neu
meve" jr.; badges. A. Abbott; publicity.
James U Ward, and construction, Thomas
1TM^board will meet every Friday even
ing until the date of the festival.
3o-Ordination of Various Branches of
the Service Considered.
A reorganisation of the general staff
:orpe of the army, wlh a view to the co
mbination of the various blanches of the |
service, has been effected by MaJ. Gen
.Vood, chief of staff, who Issued the for- ,
nal order today. Under the new scheme
he Coast Artillery and the militia, the
atteer now a division of the W ar Depart
nent under the Secretary's Immediate
Urectloo. are made sections of the gen- <
eral etaff. and their heads become m.*4
slatanta to the chief of itaff.
Thla make* the general atafT comprise
the following co-ordinate sections:
The mobile army, ronalatlnf of the In*
fantry. ravalary and field artillery', a I)
under Maj Oen. W. H. Carter
The coaet artillery. under Brig. Gen#
Alfred Murray.
The militia, under Col E V Weaver.
The Army War College and Information
under Gen. W. W. Wotheepoon.
Th?* commanding officers will become
acting chlefa of staff In the order name4
In Gen. Wood's absence.
The Eacharistic Life the Antitode
for Modem Excesses. Declares
English Priest.
MONTREAL, September *
"The Euchsristlc Life the Antidote f"l
Modern l<ife'* waa the subject of an *d<
dress delivered today by the Rev. Fathei
Bernard Vaughn of England before tha
euchariatic con cress here, in which tha
speaker painted a vivid picture of modem
conditions as he saw them and pointed
to the church aa the refuge from tht
direful cnnsequenrea he foresaw resulting
from what he deacrlbed a "tidal wave o|
(?aganlsm ' now sweeping over the world.
"We are living." aald Father Vaughn,
"in a day of headlines, snapshots. taxi*
cabs and music halla. In a day when thg
scramble for the prltea of life haa become
a mad paaaion. It la a day of fever,
fret and fume, when competition foi
earthen toya la so keen and the margin
of profit In commerce haa become so fln?
that the one cry beating; through the all
la 'hurry up.' No one seems to hava
time for pause till, worn out in the pur*
suit of gewgawa and imnltlea, a rest cura
becomes Imperative. We clock Is stopped
and all action, mental and physical, must
be prescribed aa prohibitive for an eighth
part of a year.
"We are living In a day when the high
ideala of old are fast yielding to th?
preasure of creature comforts, when prin
ciple Is being exchanged for expediency,
In a day when self-sacrificing ?'athoUrisra
la being bartered for self-centered ma
terlallam. when the Christian senae of sin
Is being regarded as a bygone auperstl
tlon; In a day when It mattera not what
you believe, but only what you do, and
when you may do what you like, pro
vided you are not found out; In a da?
alien the relatione between the sexei
take one back to pagan times, while th?
garbage on which men and women feed
is as foul and loathsome aa the atufl
over which they gloat and chatter; In a
day when marriage haa become so de
based and defiled that not even lh#
pledged truth can make It long and en
durable without change of prospective
partners In a life of legalised vice; In a
day when there la no empty place but In
the cradle, no room In which to move
but In the churches. Well may a leadlna
Parisian physician sum up the situation,
exclaiming: 'C'est une pourlture.*
God or Mammon.
"Observe that the cleavage today, aa In
no previous time since the dawn of Chris*
tlanlty. Is between God and Mammon; or
shall I say. In language more definite
still, between Catholicism and Agnostic*
Ism, If not evolutionary materialism It*
self. For confirmation of my strong as*
serttons read the story of present-dsy
life, as It la reflected in society, aa it la
mirrored forth on the atage, aa It la
shown up In the law courts, aa It la writ
large on our book stalls, or. If you wl!l,
as It la published in society Journals, in
the monthly magaslne, In the weakly
pictorial and In the dally preaa.
"With Mammon, then, aaaertlng It eel I
as It doea amid all aectlona of the com
munity In thla twentieth century, wit It
home life gone, with aocial life demoral
ised. with our marta of Induatry Ilka
gambling hella and the very streets like a
nightmare, what I ask Is to lift up and
proclaim the Interest a of God against
the devastating plague of frivolity, folly
and riot."
Records for Twenty-Four Hours.
The following were the readlnga of the
thermometer and barometer at the weath*
er bureau for the twenty-four houra be
ginning at 2 p.m. yesterdsy;
Thermometer?September 7. 4 p.m., 831
8 p.m., 78; 12 midnight. 67; September N
4 a.m.. 84; 8 a.m., (V; 12 noon. HO; 2 p.m ,
83. Maximum. 8M, at 4 p.m. September 7|
minimum, <M. at 0 a.m. September 8.
Barometer?4 p.m.. 30.CKY; 8 p.m., 30.10|
12 midnight, S0.14; 4 a.m., an. 15; 8 am.,
30.18; noon. 30.14; 2 p.m.. 30.11.
Maximum temperature past twenty-four
hours, 88; a year ago, 8u.
Condition of the Water.
Temperature and condition of water at
8 a.m.: Great Falls?Temperature. 81;
condition, 12. ? Dalecarlla reservoir?Tem
perature, 80; condition at north connec
tion, IX: condition at south connection. 7.
Georgetown distributing reservoir?Tem
perature. 79; condition at Influent gate
house, S; condition at effluent gate house,
Hews Briefs.
The Main Street Methodist Church at
Suffolk. Va.. bought for $12,000 a site
for a new place of worship.
In a quarrel between William Patter
son and his wife st their home, near
Church road. Dinwiddle county. Va.. Mra.
Patterson shot her husband to death
with a shotgun. Patterson sttacked his
wife with the gun, which the woman
wrenched from his hands and then fired
the fatal shot.
Why Raise Your Hat?
from the Kansas City Star.
"Why raise your hat?" Is the motto of
the Society for the Promotion of German
Modes of Greeting, whose headquarters
are at Darmstadt. It la a wasteful habit,
the sooiety argues, because It wears out
the hat brim. It la unhealthful. because
in bad weather it is apt to bring on
colds. And, worst of all, It Is unpatri
otic, for the custom was adopted from
the French, the first nation In Europs to
bare the head aa a form of politeness.
The true mode of greeting for Oermans,
the members say, is the military salute,
which Is of purely Teutonic origin, hav.
Ing originated among the officers of tha
Prussia Grenadiers. The society has
gained many adherents, and the inhabi
tants of Darmstadt are now accustomed
to see elderly civilians stand rigidly at
attsntlon and bring the hand smartly to
the forehead when they meet acquaint
ances in the street.
Hiddea Room of a Castle.
Fram the Ceart Joeraal.
In the course of some repairs at Long*
leat WUts a room with a fireplace was
discovered of which nobody had the
slightest knowledge. It had apparently
been walled up for years, auid neither
Lard Bath nor anybody at Longleat had
any suspicion of the existence of such an
apartment. Longleat, which Is said to be
the first well built house In the kingdom,
was erected-by Sir John Thynns, and ltd
construction occupied twelve years, from
January. 15?T. until 157?. The first royal
visitor to Sir John's notole snanslen was
Queen Elisabeth, and the story runs that
the owner was not very anxious for hi*
sovereign to see his home, as she might
ssk him where he obtained the money to
build eo stately a house. Sir John
Thvnne. who was knighted after the bat.
tie of Pinkie, was the factotum of the
Protector Somerset, and It la said that he
bulH Longleat from designs prepared bl
his fallen master for a bouas of his own*
At the loafdiaf Hows Table.
Fvon Barser'a Weekly.
"For a spring chicken, madam."
Dawson, "I must confess that I consides
this a pretty tough bird."
"Yes. Mr. Dawson." replied the land,
lady, amiably, "but you must re mem bee '
that we have had a pretty tough spring i

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