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Wilson's Friends Confident of Capturing Delegation. NOT WITHOUT OPPOSITION Adherents of Former Senator Shnith Plan for a Fight. HARD JOLT FOB MACHINE Dethroning of State Chairman Nugent Places Governor In Bet ter Position for Fray. Sprr);,! DKpufrh to Star. TKliNTON, J*. J., August tX?Gov. T\ n-on'i* friends and supporters In New J rs? y tigure that they have got the state .? 11 <-w elective system so fixed that h If impossible to prevent the selection n< \ spring of a Wilson del^^gatlon to the d. iiiocratio national convention from New Jer.-'oy. They are expecting the opposi tion of the machine forces In the state, net only those which are under control of ex-Senator James Smith at Newark, but others not so much under hie thumb which are not particularly enamored of the governor. Th? ex-senator's grievance Is, of course, the active part Gov. Wilson took In the campaign that kept him out of the Sen ato last winter, while local machines are resentful of the schemes aimed at their destruction which the governor whipped through the legislature. Rural Machine Cautious. The rural machine men are not so open ly bitter as are the Smith managers, but their rancor Is as deep, even If It Is bhown in more diplomatic guises. They do not climb to the house tops to pro claim the governor an "Ingrate" and a ??liar." but they "fear" that the state will have had so much Wilson that by the time the real right for the presidency be gins his name will not be one to be con jured with. The Incident of Thursday, at Asbury Park Is calculated to drive these critics to their holes. The local machines have always looked up to the state machine for -encouragement and support. lue de throning of Smiths poliUcal manager, Nugent, for many years chairmo.n of the state committee, was a jolt to the sys tem all over the stale. It has taken fiom Smith the control of a state cum mittee that he thought was all his own and turned it into a Wilson machine. For the change to have been injde by the mere turn of a hand has weakened the faith of the local machines In their own strength, and they are likely to prove half-hearted in the flanl bout with the governor. State Support Necessary. The Asbury Park coup was n ?t among the achievements in contemu>atlon or even deemed josslble by the governor's friends, who, before he had taken the oath of office, laid their plans ti land him In the White House in 1913. Th??y knew how impossible a candldata wou?d be who had not the support of his own state in the national convention, and they came to the capital primed with a new election device that they say will assure the home delegation to vheir fa vorite beyond all peradvtniure. That device, through a law Introduced Hfro the assembly by Oeran of Mon mouth, tears down the time-honored sys tem of electing national delegates to state conventions, and throws their election Into the open primaries. It Is the applica tion in that direction of the referendum principle which Gov. Wilson Is offering to the people as the panacea for all govern mental 111s, state and local. His critics quote paragraphs from his earlier ad dresses that indicate that the governor was not always so devoted to that policy of rule as he has been since he came to the chair of state. "I have changed my ideas on some points." the governor said when he was asked about It the other evening. "My closer contact with things In practice since 1 became active In politics has brought about some modifications of my vtews." Change in His Views. Whatever he may have advocated be fore. Dr. Wilson has been warm In his espousal of the referendum since he at tained the governorship. A large part of the Geran law Is devoted to a description of the methods that are to be followed in the selection of national delegates. Any hundred voters can get a candidate for s seat in the national convention before the people, and a majority vote will elect him. The most elaborate restrictions are thrown around the party primary boxes In localities with more than 5,000 In habitants, to prevent the Invasion of the primary of one party by the cohorts of another party. The evident purpose Is to make it as difficult as poesible for the machine workers of one side to assist the machine workers of the other side In a factional uprising against machine domination in places where the machines are strong. Those who want Wilson will find It easy enough to get Into the primary for him. That the elector may be only a "WllBon democrat" will not stand In the way of his classification at the primary as a regular democrat. And then, with the new line of Wilson civil service offi cials In charge of the boxes, he is not likely anywhere to be too severely quizzed as to the depth of his democracy. This may not seem to be an overlarge point, but the practical politicians of all folds realise Its Importance. And It grows into the larger significance In the minds of those who have noticed that the Wil ton managers plan to run his campaign on as non-partisan lines as possible. Strong With the Ms?ee. A favorite boast of the governor's friends Is that he Is stronger with the general masses, of whatever party, than he Is cren among the followers of his own party. The chief complaint of the ma chine men is. Indeed, that the tendency. If not the purpose, of his new election sys tem Is to obliterate party lines. And some observers think they see. In some of the more conspicuous things hs has done In the governorship, his rallying call to all men of all parties. For Instance, there is his letter declaring for local option In liquor matters. It Is calculated to bring to his support at the polls a large body of voters who are every ready to attack the saloon. The anti-saloon cry is particularly al luring In the rural districts. The democ racy of the stats is noted for Its kindness to the liquor element, and yet. In the banner democratic rural county of Hun terdon last fall the democratic candl lates for state senate and assembly open ly declared for local option, and won out by the handsomest majorities ever Klven the party there. Large Results Expected. The same Intensity of sentiment Is pre dominant In all other rural democrat ic counties and simply rampant In the rural republican counties of Oouth Jer sey, and his local option letter is expected to bring to his support In the primaries not only a big body at other party men whom it has pleased, but the vote of a whole lot of democrats who. If he had never written it. might have been at the service of the machine workers. So, too. his advocacy of the commis sion system of municipal government is quoted as a valuable asset In the build ing up of a following that has not here tofore been Identified conspicuously with the democratic. The votee In the cities In which special elections have been held show that the new system is more popu lar in republican than In democratic municipalities. The cities that hare ac cepted it are republican dtles; those which have rejected it are dsmocratic. If It be said that his attitude ooncernlnp ""(Continued on Twelfth Page.) DIG INTO MOUNTAIN TO RESCUE MB Three Entombed Beneath Tons of Anthracite Coal Near Pottsville, Pa. POTTSVIDLE, Pa.. August 12?Work ing in relays and constantly urged on by faint tappings, a large party of rescuers are frantically digging Into a mountain of coal and rock tonight to reach three entombed anthracite mine workers who were caught behind a heavy fall of roof at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Bast colliery near Ashland. When the fall oc curred It was believed the men had been either crushed to death or had died of suffocation, and the mine officials set about In the ordinary way to dig out the bodies. While this work was In progress late last night faint tapping was heard on the tracks over which mine cars are hauled. Investigation convinced the officials that it came from the men caught In the fall and extra help was quickly summoned. Whether only one or all three of the men are alive cannot be determined, but the mine officials late tonight announced that they hoped to reach the men alive tomorrow morning. Roof of Gang-way Fell. The three Imprisoned are John Dolan, a miner, married, with five children, and Anthony Thomassanner and Peter Zebe luskie, his laborers. They had completed their day's work and were on their way out of the mine when the roof over the gangway in which they were fell with out warning. The rumble of the fall and the rush of air instinctively told the miners what had occurred, and a roun' of the men in the workings showed that three men were caught behind the mass of debris. Scores of mine workers have volunteered their services as rescuers. The work of digging into the mountain of coal and rock Is slow, because of the danger of further falls. As the debris Is thrown back timbermen step in and timber the gangway sufficiently to permit the res cuers to continue their work. Tapping Frequently Heard. All through the afternoon and tonight the tapping continued, and the taps were answered by hammering on the rails to give courage and hop? to the men be hind the fall. Physicians and a first aid corps are on hand to take charge of the men as soon as they are reached. A mine rescue car is also on the ground to give aid to the men or to any of the rescuers in case they meet with accident. The Bast colliery Is operated by the Philadelphia and Refcding Coal and Iron Company, and officials from a number of Its collieries in Schuylkill county are on hand assisting in the rescue work. FACTIONAL WAE ON. Politicians in Ecuador Force Resig nation of President. GUAYAQUIL* Ecuador, August 12.? Reliable information confirms the earlier reports of a clash between the political factions at Quito, the capital. President Eler Alfaro has resigned and is now at the Chilean legation. The president of the senate, Cartos Freile, has assumed the duties of the executive and formed a provisional gov ernment, wtih Qen. Franco as minister of war and Octavlo Diaz In charge of the affairs of finance, the Interior and the foreign office. PIERCE CASE GOES OVER. Attempt to Annul Marriage of Mil lionaire Oil Man's Son. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., August 12. Anticipated hearing in the suit to annul the marriage of Roy Pierce, son of the St. L>ouls millionaire oil operator, was de ferred today until August 21, by Judge Morschauser, following a conference among the court, counsel for Pierce and the lawyers of Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, the defendant. The suit had been held open to afford her an opportunity to testify, as she was not present when the plaintiff's case was presented several weeks ago. ARMY OF THE PHILIPPINES. Organization Elects Officers and Votes to Meet in Manila. DETROIT, Mich., August 12?The an nual reunion of the Army of the Philip pines ended here today with selection of Manila, R I., for the 1912 reunion, and the election of the following officers: Commander-in-chief. F. Warner Kar ling, Kansas City, Mo.; vice commander in-chief, W. H. Anderson, Manila; first junior vice commander, Charles F. Man son, Chicago; second junior vice com mander, A. F. ?rossfield, Manila; third junior vice commander. T. W. Albrecht, St. Paul, Minn.; fourth junior vice commander, J. C. Rutledge, De troit; fifth Junior vice commander, Fred H. Carlson, New York; paymaster gen eral, George B. Selter, Chicago; surgeon general. F. M. Rumbold, St. Louis; judge advocate general, George W. Eichel. Chi cago. and chaplain, S. J. Smith, U. S. A. A proposal to affiliate with the Spanish War Veterans was unanimously rejected. WIRELESS IN ALASKA System to Be Extended There as Strategic Measure. As a strategic measure, the Navy De partment is preparing to extend the wire less system of Alaska. A powerful sta tion will be erected on one of the Aleu tian Islands next year. It will be su perior to any in Alaska at present and will have a radius of 1,500 miles at night and 800 during the day. In time of war, this, with the army and naval wireless stations already In Alaska, would keep the territory In close touch with the Pacific fleet and the western coast of the United States. The cruiser Buffalo is In Alaskan waters erecting wireless stations on Kadoak, Unalaska and St. Paul Islands. While plans are maturing for the ex tension of the wireless In Alaska, work has actually begun on the powerful sta tion at Fort Myer. Va., just outside of the National Capital. This will be com pleted by May 1. and will enable the Navy Department to communicate with any naval vessel In the Atlantic so far as the coast line of the United States ex tends. YOUNG WOMAN LEAVES HOME. Father Suspects She Has Etaped With Suitor. John Cochrane, residing at 300 L street southeast, ask >1 the ooltce jester day to find his sev-iuteen-year-old daugh ter Florence. She left home four days ago. her father told Detoctlve Pprlngman at police headquarters, and. he added, he suspected that she had eloped with a young man who had been calling at his home during the past few months. Since she left home he has learned that the man gave up his position at a local tin ning establishment the day following her departure. Mr. Cochrane told the polloe his daughter has blue eyes, brown hair and is good looking. MAY ACCUSE COUSIN Possible Line of Defense in the Beattie Case. HAS AN ALIBI, HE STATES No Orders for Removal of Prisoners to Chesterfield Jail. ALL IN EXCELLENT HEALTH Sheriff Kemp Says They Are Satis fled With the Treatment Ac corded Them. Special Dispatch to T1m Star. RICHMOND, Va., August 12.?There is an Impression that finds considerable favor with those who have been follow ing the Beattie case with care that when the trial begins the defense will make a determined onslaught on the evidence of Paul Beattie, the cousin of the man charged with the crime, and undertake to fix the crime on him. Paul Beattie la the principal witness against Henry Clay Beattie. and he it was who sent word to the police that he was the man who had bought the gun which had been found on the roadside and which is believed to have been the one with which the crime was committed. He adheres to his statement that he bought the gun for Henry Beattie, and gives in detail the facts regarding the purchase. Paul Beattie does not seem to be strong mentally and he collapsed several times while he was testifying be fore the coroner's jury. That the law yers for the defense will concuse and muddle him there Is little question, but he claims he will be able to establish an alibi as to where he was the night of the crime. No Orders for Removal. Sheriff T. L. Kemp of the Henrico county Jail paid today that he had so far received no orders for the removal of the Beattie prisoners to the Chesterfield jail and would not surrender them with out the proper authority, which would come from Judge Watson of the Chester field county circuit court. He said it was his opinion that only Paul Beattie would have to appear be fore the gTand jury and that the other prisoners would remain at the Henrico county jail until the date of the trial had been definitely set and then that they would not be removed until a day or two before the actual beginning of the trial. lie said that as far as he was aware the prisoners were all entirely satisfied with the treatment that had been ac corded them, and had no desire for a change, but were pleased with the prepa rations Sheriff W. C. Gill of Chesterfield county was making for their reception. He declared that all of the prisoners were In the best of health and sp rits ap parently. and looked forward with forti tude to the strenuous ordeal they know they will have to undergo at the coming trial. CHILDREN ON OUTING GET STUCK IN MUD Auto Trucks Carrying Mrs. Harring's 100 Guests Are Delayed Two Hours. When Mrs. H. K. Harrlng, who lives in the Mississippi apartments, 1427 W street, takes the children of Camp Good Will out for an auto-truck ride next Tuesday evening, she probably will direct the drivers to choose macadamized roads. Mrs. Hal-ring's party of one hundred chil dren and mothers, which started out last night aboard three heavy auto-trucks, got stuck in the mud near Kensington, and Instead of arriving home safe and sound at 10 o'clock, the party was two hours late and Mrs. Harrlng herself did not get home until nearly 1 o'clock. Mrs. Harring's hobby is giving children a good time, and she uses auto trucks torn trips into the "real country" quite often. She gives the children good long rides, and brings them back home, with their mothers and big sisters, for a feast of Ice cream and cake. It Is a good thing, perhaps, that the cream and cake was aboard one of the trucks last night, for when the hundred children found them selves marooned In Kensington, the only thing that kept them a solid organization was the feast in the darkness. The three trucks steered through Bock Creek Park between 5:3l> and 0 o'clock last night. The children were singing and cheering and shouting at the top of their lungs when they passed other ve hicles. It was a delightful party and all looked well. Strike Darkened Roads. Making for the "real country" the auto trucks got off the hard, tar-coated roads of the park and struck into the mysteries of the darkened roads near Kensington. The moon, which, two nights ago, was as full as it ever gets, was hiding last night. Consequently the pilot on the first truck did not know he was heading for a very soft spot In the road. He realized It, however, when he felt his wheels refus ing to move, and In a few seconds the entire cavalcade was mud-bound in the dark. It took some time for the entire party to realize just what had happened. Not being used to the country by night, and being more familiar with the gas-lighted street corners of the city, some of the children were frightened. The truck driv ers were wondering how they were to get their wheels going again; the children were wondering why it was so dark, and tiie older people were wondering about getting home. Some farmers came to the assistance of the marooned trucks, and Mrs. Harrlng decided that it was time for ice cream. Eat Ice Cream in Dark. I The children clambered off the truoks and ate their Ice cream In the darkness of the woods near Kensington. It was the ice cream that saved the day from an utter rout. The children seemed to care nothing for the trucks and the drivers as long as the ice cream held out. When that was gone they, made an investiga tion and found the useful farmers had extricated the trucks from the mud and the party was entirely willing to go back to the real city. . And yet all had a fine time, and there wasn't one of the party that wouldn't chance a muddy road again. The chil dren of Camp Good Will are going to be Mrs. Harring's guests Tuesday even ing. FISHER IN SALT LAKE. Secretary of Interior Meets State and Federal Land Officials. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, August 12.? Secretary of the Interior Walter L. Fish er and a party of engineers, who are traveling toward the northwest, today met the state land commssi oners and the federal land officials here. The confer ences were brief and Informal. Later as the guests of the Commercial Club, Secretary Fisher and his party rode through the city in automobiles, attended a special organ recital at the tabernacle and took luncheon at the clubroozas. Stanley Committee Takes Re cess Until October 16. TO HEAR PROMINENT MEN Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan May Be Witnesses. STANLEY WILL KEEP BUSY Chairman to Maintain Headquarters in Washington With a Force of Assistants. Inquiry into the affairs of the United States Steel Corporation by a special com mittee of the House of Representatives, which has been In progress since May, was halted yesterday, to be resumed in October. The committee voted a recess until October 16. but It Is probable that no pub'.ic hearings will be held until a later date. Several phases of the inquiry are yet to be developed and there are still on the list of witnesses two of the most promi nent men In America. Andrew Carnegie and J. Plerpont Morgan. .Mr. Carnegie, last spring, Just before he sailed for Eu rope, notified the committee that he would be glad to appear in the fall and It Is likely that he will be the first wit ness when the public sessions are re sumed. No Subpoena for Morgan. Regarding Mr. Morgan, a director of the steel corporation and financier of the transaction whereby the steel corpo ration acquired the Temnessee Coal and Iron Company In 1907, the committee has let it be known that his appearance be fore the committee is desired. Because of his absence in Europe no subpoena has been issued, but it is almost certain that Mr. Morgan will be summoned later, not only to testify regarding the affairs of the steel corporation and the acquisi tion of the Tennessee Company, but also to aid the committee In formulating recommendations to Congress for legisla tion deemed necessary to meet the In dustrial demands of present-day affairs. To Maintain Headquarters. During the recess Chairman Stanley Is to have headquarters in Washington and a force of assistants will be with him I working up evidence td be submitted at | the fall hearings. The matter of control j of transportation facilities by the steel I corporation has not yet been Investigated directly by the committee. This will be one of the principal features of the future hearings. Another matter to be probed will be the relations of the Inter 1 national Harvester Company with the I steel corporation and arrangements sala to exist between them, particularly as to shipping and price differentials. I Yesterday W. C. Temple of Pittsburg, who was commissioner of several steel pools, testified. He denied the existence of Illegal pools at the present time and declared that he regarded the United States Steel Corporation as a model trust. The committee today adjourned until October 15. DBY PABTY MITCH PEBTTTRBED. Local Option Election in Stannton ! May Cause Democratic Dissension. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, Va.. August 12.?Two I weeks agtj there was a local option elec tion in the city of Staunton, the city reversing a former dry majority and de ciding to reinstate the saloons by a majority of more than one hundred. The dry people were very much upset over the result, and because the negro vote of the city was cast almost solidly for the wets, said to have been In return for ' the promise that in granting the licenses the negroes were to be given one or two i saloons for their own race. The drys held a meeting and have about j decided to cut loose from former party i politics and to place a full legislative i ticket in the field for the coming election. This will likely consist of one republican and one democrat, with a state senator who is not allied with either of the old parties. This action is to be In revenge I for the democrats so arranging that many negroes could register and vote in the wet and dry contest and without whose vote, it Is claimed, the city would have remained In the dry column. The vote in Staunton and Augusta will be very close If a fight develops between the democrats and a combination of the drys, Independents and republicans. BOUNTY FOB NEW BABE. Child to Profit by Physician Acci dently Killing Fox. NORWICH, Conn., August 12.?Dr. N. P. Smith of this city, hurrying on an urgent midnight call in his racing auto mobile, struck and killed a fox on the Richmond Hill highway last night. He took the animal's body to the home of his patient, Mrs. James Lathrop, where soon after his arrival an heir was pre sented to the Lathrop family. There Is a large bounty in this state for foxes, and the physician left the body at the house with instructions that the bounty be collected and set aside as a nest egg for the new arrival. FARMERS ON TICKET Run for Canadian Parliament on Reciprocity Planks. WANT MARKET FOR WHEAT Do Not Believe England Will In crease Consumption. IT. S. PRODUCTION IS LOW Less Than 8 Bushels Per Capita, as Against 25 to 30 Bushels in Canada. "WTOTflTPEXJ, Man., August 12.?The feature of the reciprocity campaign this week has been the large number of farm ers nominated by government conven tions to support Laurler and the trade agreement. The naming of one editor in Liethbridge aand one doctor in Plncher Creek, "both* Alberta seats and both for mer members of the Alberta legislature, are' exceptions. Today there was added to the list Colin J. MdMlllan, a prominent farmer in Man itoba, chosen by the liberals of the Port age la Prairie Plalna Roderick McKen sie, secretary of the Grange Growers' As sociation, and the most influential officer in the association, which embraces 30,000 members, speaking of the reciprocity agreement, said: Voting for Half Loaf. "Grain growers had no choice but to vote for the pact, although It by no means represented all the farmers want. Canada in a few years will be faced with absolute need of wider markets and the United Kingdom, with Its 45, 000,000 people, is not likely ever to Im port more than 200,000,000 bushels of wheat, as In the past. The United States Is the natural market for Canadian wheat and other products. For the past ten years the United States has produced less than eight bushels of wheat per capita, while Canada has raised from twenty-five to thirty bushels per capita." Opposition candidates, on the other hand, are waving the British flat; as part of their platform, endeavoring to rally their supporters by the fear that trade will follow the flag, and the Brit ish connection will be weakened. All old western Canada members of parlia ment In the opposition party arc again running, but are having i hard fight, although greatly encouraged l.y their organization In Manitoba. No Market in TT. S. Dr. Schafner, again nominated a9 the anti-reciprocity candidate in Sours, Mani toba, said: "The British market is the market for Canada, and not the United States mar ket. National disaster is sure to follow if reciprocity is indorsed. Commercial union always leads to political union." He directed his arguments mainly against the reciprocity pact. The United States, he said, could produce enough wheat to feed a population of 600,000,(XX) people and the pact would not increase its price in Canada. MORE SKIN GRAFTING FOR MISS HOUGHTON Girl Who Was Injured at Cen sus Office Must Undergo Another Operation. Miss Alice V. Houghton, the census offlce clerk wlio was scalped by ma chinery at her place of employment last spring. Is to be taken to Emergency Hospital some time early next month for further attempts at skin grafting. At the time of the accident Miss Houghton, who Is the daughter of H. S. Houghton, secretary of the Cranford Paving Company, was working at a tabulating machine, when she leaned over to pick a card from the floor. As she did so her hair was caught in the roll ers, and In an Instant hei scalp ?.vas torn from her head. Dr. George Price, who went to the census offlce with the Emergency Hos pital ambulance, secured the scalp and placed it on her head in the hope that it would grow on again. The. tissues, how ever, had been torn, and It failed to grow. Condition Was Critical. Miss Houghton remained In a critical condition for about a month. She re gained strength, and then it was decided to graft skin to her head. Several mem bers of her family underwent operations and gave portions of their skin. Her head was completely covered. After a time, however, It was found that only half of the Bkin was grown to her head. An other operation then was performed, and her condition Improved so much that she was taken \o her hornet After she had remained at home for a month or so it again was seen that the skin last placed on her head had failed to grow. Another operation was decided upon, and, it is stated, It Is to be per formed next month. Circulation of The Star. The Evening Star has but one edition daily and no duplication or waste circulation figures in its statements. Its bona fide circulation in Washing ton is more than 20,000 in excess of its nearest competitor. . The Sunday Star's circulation is many thousands in excess of any other Washington Sunday news paper. STATEMENT. 191a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 9 Thursday, August 10 Friday, August 11 1911. August s August 6 August 7 August '8 ...52,359 ...45.876 ..55.835 ...55.786 ?55.335 ..54.976 ? *.55.343 August 6 47.159 August 7 42,768 August 8 49,928 August 9 61,096 August 10 50,827 August 11 50.540 August 12 50,299 AFFIDAVIT. I solemnly swear that the above statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR circulated during the seven days ended August 11, 1011?that is, the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona flde purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so counted are not returnable to or do not remain In the office unsold, except in the case of papers sent to out-of-town agents only, from 'whom a few returns of unsold papers have not yet been received. FLEMING NEWBOLD. Business Manager, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. District of Columbia, ss.: Subscribed and sworn to before me this twelfth day of August, A. D. 1911. W. SPENCER ARMSTRONG, (Seat) Notary Publte. DEIA 6ARRAIAUDED FOR WORK IN MEXICO Knox Says Efforts of Presi dent Are Restoring Tranquillity. In announcing that the ITnlted 8tates has granted authority to Mexico to lend troops across American territory to quell disturbances In Lower California, Secre tary of State Knox paid a high tribute to the efforts of President de la Barra to restore order in Mexico. Mexican rurales will be permlted to fo from Douglas, Arts., to Ttajuana, Mexico, to suppress lawlessness, which. Secretary Knox says, has kept the north em part of Lower California In a state of turmoil for some time. Thinks Situation Improved. "This bad condition has, among other things," added the Secretary, "caused several complaints from American citi zens engaged tn various legitimate enter prises in that section, and even the wan ton murder of three Americans. The energetic action now proposed, like so many other measures being taken by President de la Barra to restore tran quillity and to suppress violence through out the Mexican republic, is gratifying to this government. Indeed, our official re ports have been to the effect that the situation has been improving with re markable rapidity, due chiefly to Presi dent de la Barra's firmness, which U higfhly commended in all quarters." Arsenal Workers Say Ef ficiency Experts Do Not Know Business. BOSTON, August 12.?At a meeting today of the twenty-four molders from the Watertown arsenal, who are on strike because of the Installation of an efficiency system In timing the men at their work, a telegram was sent to Brig. Gen. William Crorier, chief of ordnance at Washington, explaining the action of the men and asking his aid in righting matters. The men learned while in session that steps had already been taken to fill their places. In explanation of the action one of the worklngmen said today: Limit of Endurance. "When a skilled mechanic of years of experience is stood over by a man who Is incapable of performing the task himself or even of Intelligently directing the workman how to perform such a task, and Is told by that man that he should have accomplished the task In less than half the time taken to do It the limit of human endur ance is reached." The strikers claim that two efficiency system experts have been employed in the molding department at the arse nal recently, one of whom is paid $54 a day and the other $15, the dally salaries of the two expert? being larg er than the daily pay roll of the en tire force of molders. INJURED GIBL IDENTIFIED. Young Woman Is Miss Lambert of This City. MANCHESTER, N. H., August 12.? After lying In a local hospital for nearly thirty-six hours, with her Identity a mys tery, a young woman who was badly in jured by falling from an electric car in this city yesterday was definitely Identi fied tonight as Miss Gertrude A. Lambert of Washington, D. C. The Identification was made by Mrs. Joel Martin of East Barnstead, with whom Miss Lambert was spending the summer. It is expected the young woman will have to remain in the hospital a few days longer. Miss Lambert's father Is the head of an automobile company in Washington, D. C. Miss Lambert's father could not be lo cated last nlg"ht. OFFICERS SAVE NEGRO. Spirit Suspected Murderer Away as Mob Threatens. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.. August 12.? While groups of enraged white men were standing on every street corner and near the county jail at 10 o'clocK tonight, dis cussing the supposed murder of Henry Little, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Little of this city, whose body was found in the Black river today, after an all-night search, with his neck broken and numerous bruises on the body, offi cers claim to have spirited from the county jail Charley Smith, a negro, sev enteen years ol?, suspected of the mur der of the boy, and placed him on a baggage car which was attached to a Frisco train and rushed to an unknown point A mob at 10:80 p.m. approached the Jail, threatening to lynch the negro boy, discrediting the story that the officers had spirited the negro away. If this negro Is not found by the mob a race war here is anticipated before daybreak if tne mob cannot be dis persed. Hundreds of men employed at the sawmills near this city came in town tonight and heard of the murder and are determined on bloodshed. A local physician who examined the body said that the white boy was evi dently murdered before thrown in the river. Young Little waa last seen playing with Smith about two blocks from the river Thursday morning, and it is sup posed the negro killed him during a scuf fle and threw the body into the river. Smith has denied knowing how the boy was killed and the officers decline to say whether the negro has confessed. BROUGHT GIRL FROM GERMANY. Son of Baptist Minister Must Face Grave Charge. CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 12.?As a result of the efforts of the government of ficials of Germany and the United States and the Baltimore and Cleveland confer ences of Baptist ministers, A. Ciehl. twenty-three years old, son of Dr. Otto Ciehl, noted Baptist minister and author of Germany, waa bound over to the grand Jury here today on charges pre ferred by Miss Monta Zurmaskl. twenty two years old. The couple eloped from Germany, ac cording to the story she told the German consul at Baltimore and United States Commissioner Walther, three months ago, and located in Baltimore, where he refus ed to marry her. Ciehl then came to Cleveland. Baltimore Baptist conference officials in terested the Cleveland conference and Clehl's arrest followed. Ciehl says he 1? willing to marry, but that her love ha* turned to hate. SENATE ATTITUDE ON PEACE PACTS DISAPPOINTS TAFT (Continued from first pace.) by doing so. Whether ther opposition to the ratification of the treaties could be }? th*?? writings was not manl ? I "ur'ng the debate, but the gen*ral opinion among senators last ntfrht was that the treaties would receive little. If any. further consideration at the present session of Conjrress. bach member of the committee on foreign relations received through the tnail yesterday a neatly printed two I?ge pamphlet containing an extract rrP? the American Common wealth. In which the opinion is expressed that a minority in the Senate t?ay control the action of the entire body, adversely to !L. . tile ro^Jorlty, In a "narrow, fwi on an<* electioneering spirit." in ID connection there waa a reference to tne fact that under the Constitution a two-thirda majority of the Senate Is necessary to the ratification of treaties with foreign powers. Much mystery surrounds the introduction of the views or Ambassador Bryce, expressed in his pook, into the controversy over the treaty. Senators are inclined to view w K ?' ^r- Bryce as Indicating a hostile disposition on tha part of the ambassador toward the Senate's exercise of the power of ratification. .J"? opinion waa expressed by several that Mr. Bryce's views had had an undue influence in the formulation of the treaty. It became evident during the discussion that this criticism of the Senate, not withstanding that it waa written without any possible reference to the present con tingency, would be used against favorable action upon the treaty by the Senate. Some of the opponents of the treaty in the form In which it was presented went go fw ?-s to suggest that the circular had been distributed among senators by friends of the trestles with a view to sustaining the President's own position. O'Gorman Points Out Danger. The question of the British ambassa dor's former attitude was referred to at some length In the Senate by Mr. O Gor man. the new senator from New York, who pointed out the possible danger that might arise through a complete yielding to the views of an old-world diplomat. Mr. O'Gorman did not, however, indicate positive opposition to the treaties. In addition to referring to Mr. Bryce's views he said that some portions of the docu ments before the Senate apparently were conflicting, while others were obscure to him. He expressed the opinion that the Senate should study them with great care, and said that more light should be thrown upon them before asking the Senate to vote. To meet the desire for more informa tion, Senator Bourne entered a motion, which the Senate adopted, directing the committee on foreign relations to prepare a written report, giving the fullest possible information. Both in committee and in the Senate fear was expressed that the ratifica tion of the treaties would have the effect of throwing open the doors of arbitration to all the questions in volved In dealing with such oriental nations as China and Japan and in volving immigration and admission to the public schools. Senator Borah and other western senators pointed out to the foreign relations committee this danger. On this account, as well as for other reasons, Mr. Borah moved the cancellation of the paragraph con ferring extra privileges on the Joint high commission. The Idaho senator contended that so long as the Senate was deprived of power to pass upon questions the commission could determine even these problems,' and argued that It would not be wise to leave such matters to the decision of a board which probably would be dominated by old world views. He pointed out that 12? Provisions In the Root treaties of 1908. excluding from arbitration all ques tions involving "the national honor" and vital interests" had been superseded In the pending conventions by a provision Including within the terms of the trea ties all differences which are Justifiable in their nautre by reason of being sus ceptible of decision by the application of law or equity. This change, he said, waa wide enough to bring almost any question within the range of settlement. Fears Powers of Commission. Mr. Borah expressed himself as satis fled that the limitation of this provision would relieve the treaties of objection, but In the Senate the objection was re vived by Senator Poindexter of Washing ton. who said that he feared that even with the paragraph out these questions of such vital interest to the Pacific coast would be held to be within the Jurisdic tion of the proposed tribunal of arbitra tion. All the senators conceded that none of these questions could be raised under the compacts with France and Great Bri tain. but, taking these as mere forerun ners of like treaties with all the civilized Pointed out the strong probability of bringing Japan and China within the circle. In this connection ref erence was made to the President's re cent suggestion of Admiral Togo that Japan prepare to Join in a compact simi lar to these already entered Into. Senators Lodge. Root. Burton and others defended the treaties as in the interest of the march of progress, and all declared them Innocent of the possibilities sug gested. In making the motion to report the treaties. Mr. Borah said that the Senate should be given an opportunity to express its approval of the arbitration principle and that it should not be deprived of that privilege because of a modification of these particular agreements. The motion received the support of all the members present except Senators CUllom and Bur ton. who caat their votes In the negative on the theory that the President's wishes for delay in case of amendment should be complied with. On the vote to amend Senators Cullom. Burton and Root re corded in the negative. BLOOD TRANSFUSION FAILS. Young Man Pies, Despite Sacrifice Made by Brother. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND. Va., August IS.?Science failed In the case of Olln A. Fllppen of Tobaccoville, Powhatan county, last evening, when surgeons took from the veins of his brother, Rosser Fllppen, a quantity of blood, with the hope of saving the life of Olln. The patient came to the city yesterday, and was taken to Memorial Hospital, where arrangements for the operation were at once begun. The brother, on learn ing that a transfusion was the only thing that could be done in order to build up the sick man and make him strong enough for a dangerous oper ation. volunteered to give his own blood. The sick man had been suf fering from a gastric attack, and he failed to respond to treatment in his home. It was decided to take him to Richmond. He was very weak, and the transfusion was made last night. For a short while It was thought that the patient would Improve, but he waa too weak to stand even the receiving of fresh and healthy blood Into his veins, and. with the strain of the travel and the oppressive heat, he began to sink, and shortly before 11 o'clock died. DROWNS WHILE BATHING. Miss Douglass Hughes Loses Life in the James Kiver. Special DUpatefc to Tho Star. RICHMOND, Va.. August 12.?Miss Douglass Hughes, aged fifteen, was drowned today while bathing in the James river, five miles from the city. The young woman was an expert swimmer < and was In the water with a number of companions. Up to nooa the body had ; not been recovered. i Mr. and Mrs. Geraghty Enjoy ing Their Honeymoon. NOT DISTURBED BY GOSSIP Series of Amusements Enjoyed at Springfield, Mais. NO WORD FROM BRIDE S FAMILY Brother of Wealthy Girl Who Mar ried Chauffeur Intimates There Will Be Trouble. SPRINGFTEIjD. M>m , August 12?A honeymoon of automobile rides, slghtsee ing and dancing- at nearby pleasure parks 1a being passed In thin city by Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Paul Geraghty, who eloped from Newport last Wednesday. The romance of the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tuck French of Tuxedo and Newport and the Newport chauffeur has attracted much attention from the residents of this city, and al ready the young couple have made many friends. Part of today the bride spent In buying new clothes and In riding about the city and Its suburbs In a taxi cab. sightseeing. The couple took a trip to Mountain Park, a nearby pleasure resort, last night. Mrs. Geraghty, who wanted to dance, was prevented by a sore foot, but allowed the groom to enjoy himself, and he danced five times. Not Worrying' About Future. Neither of the young people appear* to be worrying about the future. <irer aghty consulted lawyers here this afternoon, and was told that there wan no danger of the French family charg ing him with abduction. Mrs. Ger aghty admitted today that she had told the minister who married them at Central Village. Conn., that she wu twenty-one years old. This. It is as serted, relieves the groom of the lia bility of arrest. No definite plans have been formulat ed by Mr. and Mrs. Geraghty. They said tonight that they expect to re main at the home of Geraghty's cousin, Joseph Harris, for about two weeks, and then they may return to Newport and engage a cottage. The proposed trip to Nova Scotia evidently has been abandoned. Intimation of Trouble. No word has yet been received directly from Mrs. Geraghty's family, and. It was said tonight, none was expected. The young husband Is keeping in touch with affairs In Newport through friends. 8om? of these friends. It was learned from Geraghty tonight, had advised him that his brother-in-law and another young man, a friend of the brides family, had expressed displeasure at the match and had intimated that there may be trouble. Geraghty, who is six feet tall, broad shouldered and athletic, did not appear worried at the prospect. "Let him start something," he said. "I can take care of myself." Groom's Father Seeks Protection. NEWPORT, R- I.. August 12.-John 8. Geraghty, father of the eloping bride groom, John Geraghty. applied to the police today for a permit to carry a re volver, saying he Is hounded by newapa permen seeking Interviews morning, nooti and night. He declared he was in danger of bod.ly Injury, and that his wife was prostrated. The police did not grant the permit, but promised Mr. Geraghty pro tection If it became necessary. Mr. Ge raghty declined to discuss his son's elope ment. Reports that action was contemplated agalnat Young Geraghty for using with out permission the automobile In which he eloped, which was the property uf Samuel Smythe of this city, were quieted tonight by Mr. Smythe himself. He said he had given Geraghty's employer pei mlssion to use the car, and, while he did not know to what use it was to be put, he had no complaint to make. DESPONDENTWOMAN IdES TO END LIFE Swallows Carbolic Acid, But Physicians Say She May Recover. The fact that she had the "bines" was the reason said to have been given by Mrs. Evelyn Moseley Frederer, twenty nlne years of age. who roomed at 101 d 10th street northwest, for swallowing a quantity of carbolic acid yesterday after noon. Physicians at Emergency Hospital last night said the woman probably would recover. Mary Adams, the colored janltress ot the house, heard Mrs. Frederer scream, and ran to her room. Mrs Frederer totd the Janltress, the latter gays, that she had swallowed carbolic acid because she had the "blues." The bottle containing the acid was on the washstand. The Janltress called for assistance. She then ran to the kitchen and secured a bottle of milk. She succeeded In pouring the fluid down Mrs. Frederer*a throat by the time P*olloeman Hewlett of the sec ond precinct arrived. Hewlett turned In an alarm tor the Emergency Hospital ambulance and a hurried run was made to that Institu tion. Physicians worked over the woman some time before they were able to re lieve her of the acid. Out of Work, It Is Said. Mrs. Frederer is a daughter of George R. Blankenshlp of Boulevard, Va. She Is a stenographer, but recently she la Mud to have been out of employment. This fact Is thought to have been responsible for her despondency. Recently Mrs. Fred erer's mother and sister visited her. Ar rangements were made last night to noti fy the mother of her daughter s condi tion. Neighbors Ust night stated that a young man had called at their house yes terday inquiring for Mrs. Frederer. He was directed to the rooming house where she lived. The young man la sa'.d to have remarked that he was anxious to tind her, as he had a letter for her which waa Important. Whether the contents of the letter had anything to do with her at tempt to take her life is not known. The police say they learned that Mr*. Frederer purchased the carbolic acid from a drug store several days a^o, stat ing at the time that she Intended to use It as a mouth wash. Policeman Hewlett made a search of her room af'er ehe had been taken to the hospital, but he found nothing which would furnish Information as to why she swallowed the acid. PRESIDENT PLATS GOLF. Mr. Taft and Maj. Butt on the My opia Links. BEVERLY, Mass., August 12? Presi dent Taft was out on the Myopia links with Maj. Butt most of the forenoon trying to get all the enjoyment possible ?ut of his golf play on the present week end visit. The President planned to spend the afternoon working In his study at Parra metta.