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Ko. 18,247. WASHINGTON, D. 0. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1910-SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. TO AID NICARAGUA Commission Proposes Fiscal Reorganization. MAY SCALE DOWN DEBTS Assistance. It Is Believed, Has Been Asked by Estrada. COUNTRY TO BE VISITED Castrillo Confers With Head of I Latin-American Bureau of State Department. That an American commission will soon 1 iro to Nicaragua Is almost a certainty. Put the indications arc this commission will refrain from Interference in the poli tics of that country. Its official function ?will he to make a careful examination of the financial condition of the country and to prepare some scheme for adjust ment of the many foreign debts out standing and for a consolidation and refunding scheme of all these debts. The purpose would be to give the re public time to discharge its obligations without Injustice to individual creditors, by the Issue of bonds properly guaran teed. and runnnc for a long time, with p-oper provision for an adequate sink ing fund. May Scale the Debts. A \ery Important preliminary would he J a careful examination and probable seal In* down of the apparent indebtedness. It * stated that many of the claims have been grossly inflated and are more or less tln> tured with fraud. The State Depart ment wo'dd hardly think of sending such a commission to Nicaragua on its own init alive. T-te re^ufst must come and, in fa. t. it i> believed, lias coine from Pro visional !*r**.ident Estrada. Seror I'astrlllo. representing the Es trada government, had a long conference today with Mr. Dawson, the retiring chief of the l.atin-\meruan bureau, regarding Nicarguan affairs generally. Reorganization Plans. It Is believed that the present plan for the erection of a consitutional govern ment In Nicaragua contemplates, first the election of a constituent assembly, which will prescribe the date and nature of a presidential election. Judging from the experience of the Cubans, it might fairly be expected that the election of an as sembly and the enactment of laws by that body providing for the presidential election would consume a period of six months and an equal length of time would be required for the election itself and the inauguration of the permanent president. It to expected that within a few days Acting President Kstrada will Issue de creas providing for the election of the constituent assembly as the Initial step. FAMED AS AUCTIONEER. Said of Late Isaac Elwood He Could Sell Anything Portable. CHICAGO, September 12.?The death la?t night at his home In De Kalb of Col. Isaac L. Elwood. pioneer barbed wire manufacturer, has revived many stories of his early life In Illinois. At a time when the middle west was j famous for its auctioneers Isaac Elwood I was the most successful of them all. It j was said of him that in his prime he ( could sell anything tnat the buyer could carry away. His first business venture was the hard ware store which he opened in De Kalb. After the store got so that it could run Itself, with the assistance of a couple of cierks. the young hardware man entered the tnen paying profession of auctioneer ing. It is said that his reputation be ranic so great that the farmers and busi ness men within a radius of ISO miles of his store would send for him to handle their auctions. During his boyhood In Montgomery county. N Y-. he drove a mule on the Erie canal. For this work he received $10 per month. His fortune Is e?timated at between five and six milium dollars. TICKET PROBABLY SAFE. Wisconsin Democrats Think Primary Vote Large Enough. MADISON. Wis.. September 12.-Chair-I man Joseph Davie* of the s'ate democratic j committee believe- Wlscor.win demo rats ? polled about 2T> p r cent of their srenera! | election vote during the primaries la/st week, and thai the democratic tickrt will not be taken off the ballot under the new law, which went into effect with this pri mary. * The head of the ticket. Chairman Davles said yesterday, is certainly over the 20 per cent limit, and most of the other can didates polled enough votes. It Is believed. The law, however, will be tested In behalf of candidates In several counties where the county tickets failed to get the re quired number of votee DROWNED IN THE OHIO. Fire Captain of Pittsbnrg Loses His Life When Rowboat Upsets. PITT8IURC., Pa.. September 12.? Capt. John C. S? iiaub, who as captain *>f engine company 33 has valiantly fought fires In Pittsburg for many years, was drowned In the Ohio river last night when a small boat which he was rowing alone capsized. A large crowd at a camp where he was stay ing dragged the river all night and re covered the body today. He was forty four years old. GAMBLING CRUSHED QUT. Wheeling Opposes Existence of a Monte Carlo. WHEELING, w Va.. September 12 ? Although the weeding out of gambling I'aces here has been usually followed by a quick regrowth. there is evidence that the Indictment of seven proprietors b> the grand jury last week and the wholesale confiscation of costly para phernalia of ail the known resorts has dealt a knock-out blow to chance. All the elaborate establishments where, during fair week especially, gaming crowds from Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as this state, were wont to con uregat*? are now completely closed. The prosecuting officers have declared that t.iey Intend to see that Wheeling ro longer is known as a little Monte Carta. ? ? Decorated With Legion of Honor. PARIS. September 12.-Wllllam M. F:oane. Seth I-ow professor of history at Columbia University. New Tork. has been '~.A#orat>>d wUr. The legion of Honor. Prof Sloane h*s been a prolific writer or i renoh Malory. Robbed by Highwaymen Near Rhinebeck, N. Y. STOPPED BY RED LANTERNS I - Stripped of Their Money and Val uables by Armed Bandits. I - ONE ATTEMPTS RESISTANCE Authorities Notified and Deputy ? Sheriffs Sent in Pursuit of the Criminals. POCOHKEEPSIE. N. Y.. September 12. ?An automobile holding Charles W. Townsley, James C. Deery, a paper dealer, and Harry Holllser, an Insurance man. with John Norton, chauffeur, all of New York city, on their way from New York to Albany, was halted at a lonely spot on the new state road near Rhine beck early this mornng by the swinging of a pair of red lanterns. As their machine stopped the lanterns went out and two masked men hopped lightly to the high step of the car. There was one of them on each side of the automobile and each carried a glistening revolver. Ordered From Car. "Get nut here, we want to search you," one commanded as he swung open the door of the car. The automobilists stepped down, while the barrels of the two revolvers covered their every movement. "Up with your hands?and no fooling," was the next order. Then while one of the highwaymen stood on the seat of the car the other went through a score of their pockfcts, missing nothing in his deliberate search. He took out a bandana handkerchief and carefully tied up In It his booty?J175 cash, three watches, worth 1400, and some negoti able paper, the value of which is not stated. As the highwayman stepped back to allow his victims to return to the car one of the trio, Townsley, stooped quickly, picked up a huge rock and sprang upon the masked man. The second highwayman, afraid to fire at Townsley for fear of injuring his com panion, rushed to the rescue, shooting twit* into the air as he came. He pulled Townsley away, hurling him sprawling toward the car, which the other auto mot-i lists were Just entering. Then he grabbed his companion and the two disappeared in the darkness at the side of the road. In Pursuit of Bandits. The automobiles made record time to Rhinebeck and from there tele phoned to the authorities In Pough keepsie and neighboring towna Deputy sheriffs were at once sent out In pur suit of the highwaymen. Nearly a score of automobile hold ups have occurred in this neighborhood in the last few weeks. COMMITTEE TO MEET. Tennessee Democrats to Name Candi date in Patterson's Place. NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 12.?The regular democratic state executive com mittee is called to meet here tomorrow, when It Is understood overtures will be made to the independent democratic com mittee looking to the selection of another committee, the naming of a democratic nominee for governor to take the place of M. R. Patterson, who has withdrawn, and the adoption of a new platform. FOULS A TELEGRAPH POLE. Mishap to Aviator Who Sails to Friend's House for Tea. NEW YORK. September 12? Fred erick J. Quinby, an amateur aviator, who lives at Babylon, !>. I., took out his biplane at sunset yesterday for a flight across country to the home of a friend, who had invited him over to take tea. The trip was without in-1 ?l?-nt. but in attempting to alight on the lawn in front of hfc friend's house | ?i? fouled a telegraph pole and dropped sixty feet to the ground, "dislocating his left shoulder and suffering Internal injuries. OIL GUSHERS BLAZE. Flames Near Bakersfield, Cal., Came Intense Excitement. BAKERSFIELD. Gal., September 12 Flamo-s shooting 3HO feet In the air from two blazing gushers of th* North Midway group of flooding ?1I wells kept this city and the entire west side oil region in a state of excitement for three hours this afternoon, while 2>*) fire fighters strug gle vainly until the wlls sanded up and stopped up the fires themselves. While the fire was at Its height a ! fissure more than a thousand feet long I and of unknown depth opened up from a well nearby, and, breaking the em bankments of sump holes, caused the loss of a large quantity of oil. EDWARD F. WOODWARD DEAD. Was Serving Second Term as Port Surveyor in Frisco. SAN FRANCISCO, September 12?Ed ward F. Woodward, surveyor of the port of San Francisco, died at his home near Santa Rosa last night of Blight's disease and nervous troubles. The deceased offi cial was serving his second term in the customs department at San Francisco. Cotton Operatives May Strike. MAN< HESTER. England, September 12 ?The cotton mill operatives not hav ? lng complied with the demands of their : employers, arrangements are being made by the latter for a mass meeting next Monday w hen a general lockout win be recommended. The impresaion prevails however, that the differences will be ad justed within the course of the present week. s ' Constabulary Party Drowned. i MANILA, September 12.?Lieut Whlt , more of the constabulary, two corporals ! and five privates were drowned yestsr idar, while crossing the jUo Agno Granda AFTER GOLD THIEVES Detectives Seek Men Who Stole $57,500 in Ingots. CASE A DEEP MYSTERY Bobbery Occurred on Steamer, Be tween Alaska and Seattle. BOX WAS NOT BBOKEN OPEN One End Had Been Removed and Put Back Without Disturb ing the Seals 8EATTI.E. Wiiih., September 12.?A j score of detectives has been set to work | to recover the $57,300 In gold Ingots stolen I In transit on the steamship Humboldt from the Washlngton-Alasaka Bank of Fairbanks. Alaska, to the Deedter-Horton Nattonal Bank of Seattle. The Humboldt Is due to arrive at Skag way today. The ship make? several stops en route to Seattle, and the steamboat officials say that the robbers may have left the boat at one of the Intermediate points. The bank and express company officials interested express their conviction that the robbery occurred before the steam ship Humboldt arrived at Seattle. The Canadian customs officials are supposed to have unpacked the entire consignment and examined it at Dawson. From that point to the assay office here, a distance of probably 1.4<to miles, the boxes passed without more than casual scrutiny. In Care of Purser. From Fairl?inks the gold was taken by steamboat to Dawson, In the Yukon terri tory, Canada. During that Journey "it was in the care of the purser, and, ac cording to custom, was kept in his room with no other protection than the lock. At Dawson, the Canadian customs of^ ficlals, after examining the gold, repack ed it and left it in the care of the purser of one of the river l(oats owned by the White Pass and Yukon Railway Com pany, which carried it to White Horse. It was transferred at that piace to a sealed compartment of the express car of the White Pass and Yukon railway. From White Horse to Skagway, a dis tance of about ninety miles, the precious metal was carried practically unguarded, save for one man. When the train was about twenty miles from Skagway the United States customs officers broke the seal of the compartment to count and test the boxes. It Is understood that in this instance the boxes were not broken. The transfer of the gold was hastily made to the steamship Skagway. Replaced by Pigs of Lead. Be box, with two others in the ship t, arrived Thursday on the Humboldt. The treasure was hauled from the Hum boldt Immediately after her arrival Thurs day morning to the assay office. According to officials of that "institution it was not disturbed by any one until Friday noon, when a representative of the bank ap peared to check up the bricks in the three boxes. Then the discovery was made that one of the boxes, instead of glittering >H low blocks, r-ontained only pigs of lead. When the box had been opened, the seals had been inspected and passed upon as intact. They were hastily re-examined after the lead brick* wvre found, and then it was seen that, an end of the wooden case had been i emwved and put back in such % way that the seals had not been disturbed. Confusion followed the discovery at the assay office and as hastily ax the work could be done the remainder of the ship ment was opened and checked. Neither of the other boxes had been tamperd with. WORSHIPED IN THE WATEB. Chicago Police Arrest Members of Persian Beligious Sect. CHICAGO, September 12.?Six men, claiming to be members of a Persian religious cult were arrested yesterday by the police while they, with about forty men and women, were holding services in the waters of Lake Michi gan. The services were held in the water at the foot of Dlversy boulevard and attracted the attention of churchgoers. I The police were notified of the singing and shouting of the cult. Tliey arrived to see women and men being lowered into water up to their necks. At the attempt to break up the serv ices the ringleaders raised a loud pro test. In their cells the prisoners renewed loudly their unfinished services. Each member took turn preaching sermons. FATAL BOILEB EXPLOSION. Two Men Killed and a Boy Fatally Hurt at New Lexington, Ohio. ZANESVILL.E, Ohio, September 12? Two men were killed and one boy was fatally Injured yesterday when the boiler In the Toledo and Ohio Central railroad pumping station at New I^exlngton was blown up. The building was wrecked. Albert Funk, the engineer, was hurled one hundred feet through the air and killed. James Kelly, fireman, was so badly In jured that he died later. Dea. the five-year-old son of Funk, was in a critical condition and will probably die. CAPITOL ATTACHE DEAD. Tuberculosis Fatal to House of Bep resentatives Messenger. FORT PLAIN. N. Y.. Sopteml?er 12? Emll Rebel 1. a messenger, who had been attached to the staff of the doorkeeper of the House of Representatives for many years. Is dead at his home here of tuber culosis. He had been active in republi can politics in this section for many years, and was at one time postmaster of the village. Rebel 1 numbered many prominent men among his close personal friends. Including Vice President Sherman and former Representative Llttauer. Suicide of Former Banker. NEW YORK, September 12.?Walter Scott Jenks, formerly a banker, and more recently in the real estate business, com mitted suicide in his apartments yester day by shooting himself |n the head No reason Is assigned for his act Cholera Spreading in Naples. PARIS. September 12.-A telephone message from Rome today describes the cholera situation at Naples as growing more serious. There were twelve new cases and sight deaths from the disease In that city yesterday. A VOTE TMAY IN MAINE. OUTCOME IS IN DOUBT Democrats More Aggressive and Confident Than in Any Recent Campaign. PORTLAND. Me.. September 12.?Well known candidate*, well understood Issues of state rather than national character and gorgeous weather drew the voters of Maine to the polls today for the biennial stale election. The struggle for state control between the two dominant parties, republicans and democrats, began early in the cities, but in the rural sections the tide of ballots did not set in until nearly noon. Democrats Are Aggressive. Gov Bert M Fernald, who is seeking a second term, has had to defend his ad ministration against unusually aggressive democrats, headed by Col. Fred W. Plaisted, four times mayor of Augusta, whosj battle cry was economy. In at l??ast two congre5sional districts, the first ;uul second, th-? campaign was partlcularaly hot, anl in the latter, which includes the cities of Auburn, Lewiston and Rockland, the race between Repre seniati\f John 1*. Swasey and Daniel P. Mc(Jllllcudd> was watched with great in terest. No Maine Insurgents. Whi'.e insurgency in the republican ranks as applying to natiuiial unrest has not developed in Maine, there has been nevertheless muttering against some of the republican state leaders, and there was considerable Interest today to see how far this would manifest Itself. The voting in Portland began at 6 o'clock and by 0 a.m. it was estimated that a third of the ballots had been cast. Both Sides Are Pleased. The flne weather and reports of heavy early voting brought manifest encourage ment to the republican leaders here. Most of the cities reported before noon that the early vote was large! Byron Boyd, the republk-an state chair man, declared at noon that conditions meant the success of the republican par ty. Mr. Boyd had heard from various sources that the voters were getting out early, and that in Aroostook county a very large vote was l>eint; thrown. Fred Emery Deane. chairman of the demo cratic state committee, said the situa tion looked good from a democratic standpoint, and his belief that Mayor Plaisted would be elected governor was firm. TWO KILLED, TWO INJURED RESULT OF RAILWAY ACCIDENT NEAR INDIANAPOLIS. INDIANAPOLIS. September 12.?Two men were killed and two seriously Injured today in a collision in Brlghtwood, a sub urb of Indianapolis, between a Big Four passenger train from Cleveland and a spe cial train carrying Kentucky national guardsmen to Fort Benjamin Harrison. The dead are: E. C. Ike of Anderson. Ind., fireman. Samuel Densmore of Indianapolis, engi neer. Seriously injured: George W. Kurtz. I'nion 81ty. Ind. Charles Adams, fireman of No. 9. Troops Escape Injury. The soldiers* special was carrying the 1st Kentucky Regiment to the fort for Joint maneuvers with the regulars and the 5th Regiment of Ohio. None of th? troopers received more than a severe shaking up. The collision was caused by an open switch, the passenger train crashing into the special, which was standing on a i sidetrack. PRESIDENT TAFT AMONG HONORARY PALLBEARERS Attends Services in Boston for Solicitor General Lloyd W. Bowers. BOSTON, September 12.?WJth President W. H. Taft and other distinguished men offering resptot by their presence, a fu neral service for the late Solicitor Gen eral of the United States, Lloyd W. Bow ers. was held In the parlor of the Hotel Touraine here today. Mr. Bowers died at the hotel last Friday. Daughter's Arrival Delayed. Those present at the service numbered barely fifty, including Mrs. Bowers and her son Thomas. A daughter. Miss Martha Bowers, who was traveling In Yellowstone Park when ?he received the news of her father's death, was not able to reach Boston to day. but will meet her mother and brother at Westfield, Conn., the former home of Mr. Bowers, where burial will take place tomorrow. The Rev. A. E. Dunning of Boston con j ducted the service. Among tiiose pr? sent ' were Representative Duncan McKinlay of California, T. E. Byrnes of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad; his brother, Daniel Byrnes of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Lew4s of Chicago and Mrs. Georg- W. Wickersham, wife of the Attorney General of the United States. Acted as Pallbearers. President Taft, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes of the Supreme Court of the United States. E. D. Hurlburt of Chicago, Otis H. Waldo of Chicago, Thomas B. Martson of Chicago, John Hays Ham mond of Washington, -atnes Byrne of New York and Robert Green Monroe of fiew York were the honorary pallbearers. The Department of Justice was closed today during the time of the funeral of Solicitor General Bowers. SURVEY WORK AT NIGHT. Plan Popular Among the Civil En gineers in Pittsburg. PITTSBURG, Pa., September 12.? Civil engineers have added their com pany to the already Large number of night workers here, and beHeve that their Idea of surveying at night may be a really new thing. The engineering corps of the Pittsburg flood commission, which Is finding out Just what work Is necessary to keep the three rivers from inundating the lower city every spring, has lately had success In making its observations in the dead of night. The main advantage lies In the fact that there is no street traffic to hinder, but It Is also claimed that by the use of electric flashlights the numbers on the measured poles are more easily distin guished through the transit at night than by day. A Want Situations Today The advertisements in today's Star include the following: Painter Chauffeur Janitor Porter Stenographer Typewriter Waahlnc Rome workers Chambermaids Dav'a Work Cooks I.a undresses Nornea Waitresses This will interest those in need of help of any kind. I I TELLS HOW HE HUB NARRAGANSETT CLUB "Hazard" Merely Fashionable Name for "Craps," Con stable Criss Declares. WAKRFIELD, R. I., September 12.? When the cafes growing out of the raid on the fashionable Narragansett Club by Constable John G. Crlss on the night of August ?J last, resulting: in the alleged discovery of evidences of gambling on a large scale, came up in the district court here today Constable Criss took the stand an.i told the story of the raid. Before the taking of testimony was begun, however, a continuance until September was made in the cases of George I... Cutting of Worcester, charged with carrying a concealed weapon and with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the raid. Tells of the Raid. Judge Nathan W. Lewis was on the bench today and Nathan W. Littlefield and William M. Ivins of New York con ducted the prosecution, while the de fense was looked after by Fred C. Ol j ney and John J. Fitzgerald. Constable Cross designated the lav ishly furnished club room as "a gam bling house." He told of remaining in ! the place from midnight August 6 un til S* a.m. the next day in order to make the raid. When he appeared about thirty persons, half of whom were women, were iri the place, he said: The constable testified that he demand ed names, but all gave fictitious names. Fashionable Name for Craps. He testified that he saw three roulette wheels, a faro "lay out" and a lot of chips. At the same time a so-called "game of hazard" declared by the witness to be a "fashionable name for craps," was going on. Mr. Crlss produced In court a lot of poker chips, score cards, roulette balls and other gambling para phernalia. which, he said, he seized In the clubrooms. Constable Crlss said that efforts had been made to Induce him to cease the prosecution of the cases. * TWENTY MEN IN PERIL OH FOURTH AND FIFTH FLOORS OF BURNING BUILDING. NEWARK. N. J., September 12?There were several narrow escapes today from a fire which gutted the first four floor of the five-story manufacturing plant at Murray and Austin streets, owned by Shiman Bros., Jewelers, of New York city, and occupied by several Jewelry manufacturing firms. The fire is said to have been caused by spontaneous com bustin. Twenty men on the fourth and fifth floors found their escape shut off by the dense smoke that poured up through the build ing. One of them Jumped Into a life net and was Injured by a rebound to the sidewalk, and the others refused to risk the Jump. Close to the building, however, was a machine used by an artesian well dig ger. Nine of the men managed to reach a rope of the machine and down this they slid to the ground one after another, practically unhurt. The others were res cued by means of extension ladders. The loss is estimated at about $100,000. Oklahoma Editor Kills Himself. LAWTON, Okla., September 12.?John C. Lawrence, editor of the Lawton Free Lance, a weekly paper, and at one time president of the Alabama Press Associa tion. shot and killed himself in his home here yesterday. The cause of his act Is not known. ROW IN HURD CASE Charges of Improper Conduct in Taking Evidence. MRS. CRAMER IS ACCUSED Affidavit Alleges She Attempted to Influence Witness. COUNTERCHARGE IS MADE Dr. Hurd Is Alleged, by Subtle Ac tions, to Have Tried to Accom plish Same Thing. Charges and countercharge* of at tempts to influence?by subtle action* on one side and by voiced exclamations on the other?the testimony of aped Lee M. Hurd. in connection with the suit against Mrs. Cramer, the State Department clerk, for an accounting of *40.<W alleged to have been secured from Mr. Hurd by her by means of spirit communications from his deceased wife, enlivened a hearing before Justice Barnard this morning. That Dr. Lee M. Hurd of Greenwich. Conn., attempted by subtle influences to direct the testimony of his aged grand father, Lee M. Hurd, which was being taken August 12 last at the home of Bryan L. Hurd, son of the witness, at Whallonsburg, N. Y., la the charge made by Attorney Arthur A. Birney, counsel for Mrs. Cramer. Affidavit by Attorney. Lawyer Birney in an affidavit attached to an objection to the retaking of the testimony at the same place, declared that Dr. Hurd placed himself between Mrs. Cramer and her counsel on the one side and the witness on the other, j The position, it is averred, was such as to partly obstruct counsel's view of the witness and wholly to obstruct Mrs. Cramer's view and the witness's view of Mrs. Cramer. He alleges Dr. Hurd sus tained the position for four hours through out the taking of the testimony and over the objections of the affiant. 1 Dr. Hurd stood looking Into the face of the* witness. it is charged, and withtn flve or six feet of him, "endeavoring appar ently to influence him so far as he was able " The elder Hurd was in bed when the testimony was taken, and Mr. Birney swears that when Mrs. Cramer entered the room and, with outstretched hand, ad vanced to speak to him. she was assaulted by Dr. Hurd. He declares the physician seised Mn*. Cramer with violence by the left arm and right side, and pushed her violently backward against the brass bed stead on which the witness was resting. Suffered From Bruises. Mrs. Cramer, according to Mr. Birney, suffered for many days from the bruises alleged to have been then inflicted. Quite a different version of the arrival of Mrs. Cramer in the sick room and of the alleged assault on her is given in a sworn stAtement read to the court by Attorney Richard A Ford, representing Dr. Hurd, conservator of his grand fathers estate and plaintiff in the suit against Mrs. Cramer. A theatric scene was attempted to be enacted by Mrs. Cramer, according to Attorney Ford, who swears that she rushed Into the room, and. advancing quickly to the bedside, rlaced her hands on the breast of the sick, old man, ex | claiming: Oh! Mr. Hurd, Mr. Hurd, I they've got you at last, they've got i you at last! This is Laurie, here I am." Dr. Hurd merely removed her from the bedside, according to his counsel's account, using no more force than nec essary. Again, he alleges. Mrs. Cramer at tempted to get to the bedside, but was prevented. Counter charges of attempted in fluence of the testimony are made by Attorney Ford, who swears that on sev eral occasions In an audible whisper Mrs. Cramer remarked in comment on certain answers of the witness, "Oh, no," and "It's a lie!" with other ex clamations of similar Import. # Admits Standing by Bed. He admits Dr. Hurd stood at the foot of the bed between the witness and Mrs. Cramer, but only because of the conduct of the defendant and "her fla grant attempt to influence the testimony of the witness." But no such attempt, he avers, was made by Dr. Hurd, as far as he was able to see. The hearing this morning was on a motion to retake the testimony, and after the affidavits had been read Justice Bar nard declined to ordpr a retaking, and it is probable the deposition filed last month will make a part of the record in the case unless the elder Hurd recovers suf ficiently. when the case is reached, to come to Washington. Counsel for Mrs. Cramer. Attorneys A. A. Birney and W. E. Lester, did not op pose the retaking of the deposition, but strongly objected to being required to ro to Whalionsburg, N. Y.. where the former deposition was given. Counsel also complained of alleged lack of cour tesy extended to Attorney Birney, as well ?a to his client, Mrs. Cramer. DENIES ELKINS MARRIAGE. "Reports Absolutely Baseless," De clares Italian News Agency. ROME. September 12.?A semi-official communication issued by an Italian news agency today declares that the reports printed in Italy and abroad of the approaching marriage of the Duke of the Abruzzi and Miss Katherlne Elklns are absolutely baseless. SUMMER HOMES ROBBED. Two Women Report Jewelry Worth $10,000 Taken. MATTAPOI&ETT. Mass., September 12. ?Ten thousand dollars' worth of Jewelry was reported stolen from two summer homes on Lighthouse road In this town last night. Mrs. A . L. De Koven of Chi cago and Mrs. Arthur W. Blake of Boston were the sufferers from the breaks which are thought to have been made by the professional burglars wiio are working along the entire shore of Buzzards bay. Mrs De Koven reported over S?,000 worth of Jewelry stolen, and Miss Blake Itated that her loss would be about half as heavy. BRITISH STEAMER WRECKED. Goes to Pieces on Rocks at Month of Kongo River. BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 12.? It was reported today that the British steamer Albertvllle. from the Kongo for Antwerp, had "been wrecked on the rocks at the mouth of the Kongo river. The vessel and cargo were lost. All on board escaped. .. . _ First Test of New Primary Law Tomorrow. TO BALLOT FOR SENATOR Two Leading Candidates Decline to Submit to Vote. PLACE HOPES IN LEGISLATURE Warm Contest Waged Between In surgents And Regulars in Two Congressional Districts. Serial Prom a S*?ff Oirr?epon?1?nt. NFJWARK. N. J. September 12?All Jersey Is Interested In the flrst^trial of the new state primaries, by which the people are given a chance to cast their ballots for choice of candidate for United States senator. The law is not manda tory, only permissive, but the primaries to b?? held tomorrow will be exceedingly interesting nevertheless The primaries may l>e a disappointment as to the I'nited States senator*hip, since two leading candidates for that office. Senator John Kran and l>avld Balrd. have declined to let their names be presented to the voters. They are supposed to be holding hack In the hope that the pri maries will not make a pronounced de cision In favor of any one man. and that they can then take their fight into the legislature and pursue It along familiar lines. Candidates Before Primaries. Three other candidates for the senator ship will submit their names to the primaries: Ex-Gov. Franklin Murphy, chairman of the republican state com mittee and member of the republican na tional committee; ex-Oov. E. C. Stokes and Representative Charles N. Fowler are these men. In addition to presenting his name for the senatorship Mr. Fowler is a candidate for renomination to Congress in his dis trict. He Is endeavorhig to "catch com in' and goln'," with the result that his enemies hope he may fall between two stools. However, in that regard It is a case of the wish being father of the thought Information available indicates that Fowler will make a strong race for the congressional renomination. He is the most radical typ? of insurgent in these parts, and has succeeded In al most convincing some of his constituents that his inveterate foe. Uncle Joe Can non, is running for Congress against him. Each Submits to Majority. Messrs. Stokes. Murphy and Fowler have pledged themselves to support In the legislature the candidate for United States senator who receive* the great?t number of votes in the primaries. As stated. Kean and Baird not only declina to do this, bat shy even at the primaries Their position Is regarded as a bold ooe. and yet not without its perils. If the vote among the three other candidates should be so divided that no man re ceive a majority of the whole vote east, Kean and Baird would be equipped with a cogent argument In favor of taking their candidacy to the legislature. If, however. Stokes. Murphy or Fowler should receive a pronounced majority. Messrs. Baird and Kean would find them selves handicapped at the outset of the race before the legislature. Peculiar Situation Develops. A peculiar situation exists In Stokes own county, Cumberland. A state sena tor and two members of the assembly are to be designated there. One group of re publicans has put In a ticket of candi dates for those offices pledged to Stoke*. Another group has named a set of candi dates opj>osed to him. Still another as semblyman is running unpledged. Stokes is making a fierce tight and claims that even if the opposing candi dates for assemblymen and senator win. he would still have a majority of votes for the United States Senate. This pre sents a paradoxical condition which the voters are said to be pondering and Ques tioning. In the Newark Congress district Rep resentative Wayne Parker Is being op posed for renomination by young How land, one of Col. Roosevelt's friends. Ho Is running on a pronounced insurgent platform and has caused Mr. Parker some sleepless nights. Insurgent Opposes Wiley. In the eighth district MaJ. Wiley, a mem ber of your District committee in the House and a very popular man In Con gress. is being opposed by an insurgent, but the information of the politicians here is that the major is not in any particular danger. Representative Loudenslager, In the first district. Is not opposed for renomination. He has paid no attention to the district, but has stuck at his post as secretary and acting chalran of the national con gressional committee, working like a bea ver for the party at large, and no re publican has deemed It worth while to test the noination. N. O. M. ISSUE IK ARIZONA. Voters to Decide Regarding: Initia tive, Referendum and Recall. PHOENIX, Ariz., September I* ? Whether the Initiative, referendum and recall shall bo .1 part of the organic law of the new state of Arizona will be de cided today in the election of delegates to the constitutional convention. The democratic and labor parties have declared for the initiative, referendum and recall while the republican* are in favor of simply leaving these questions to be decided after the constitution is ratified. PRIMARIES IN WASHINGTON. Candidates for Senate and House to Be Named Tomorrow. SEATTLE, Wash.. September 12 ?A pri mary election will be held In the state of Washington tomorrow to nominate can didates for the I'nited States senatorshlp that will be made vacant March 4, 1911. by the expiration of the term of 6amuel P. Piles Candidates for three ??eats In Congress and candidates for the state leg islature will also be nominated. The principal republican candidates for I'nited States senator are James A. Art ton of Tacoma. regular; Thomas Burks of Seattle, regular, and Miles Polndexter of Spokane, insurgent. The democratic candidates for senator are (3. F. Cotterlll of Seattle and Patrick 8. Byrne of Spo kane. VOTERS TO DECIDE. i Initiative and Referendum Proposi tion Issue in Arkansas. LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. September 12. Arkansas today Is voting for state offi cers and adoption or rejection of aa initiative and referendum amendment to the constitution. For the last five days