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the lighting of certain unimportant coun
try roads which would have been lighted nowhere else and which there was no ex cuse for lighting *iere. "Another function in which an improve ment has been sought and obtained Is in street cleaning. "We were able to Fhow to Congress laM vear that this function could be performed fitter by the municipality directly than through the agency of a contractor. This is true for several reasons. " Firft. the municipality saves the con Tractor's profit. In the second place, the large Inspection force that was re quired to see that the contractor did his duty can be employed to replace most of those whom the contractor was re quired to employ to superintend his own | work Th<? third reason is that the contractor. when he bids upon work to he carried <?n during a limited period of time. w8,s obliged to write off his plant and organization cost asain?t tho work ?>f a few years, which might be all that he would have. "We have now accumulated a proper plant for street cleaning and have been cleaning tie streets for several month? on a standard somewhat hleher than that obtaining under the contract system The economics already are obvious. Next year we shall ask for nearly SH>,0<X> lest lhan we received for tfcis vear and less j than received the year before, and it is ; apparent to us that we can raise the utandard during the next year even above j the improved standard now obtaining j Thus it appears that we have su<*- j ceeded in introducing permanent improve-, ment In the carrying on of each of the. three functions enumerated, having raised the standard of each and diminished tin*; cost , , Water Meters Held Essential. "The next function to be taken up and put upon a businesslike basis w i 1- 'K that of the water department. "As a result of the slight increase in rates proposed we will be able to install meters, a proceeding which is essential to a businesslike admlnis ration of the department. The Installation of the me ters wili mean a gain for water users, and, moreover, through resulting econo mies in consumption, we shall postpone for many years the construction of a new aqueduct at a cost of millions of dollars. "The Commissioners regard as an im portant function committed to their care the acquisition in the near future, be fore building operations and advancing values have made the task difficult, if not impossible to accomplish, of lands needed for park purposes as determined by the McMillan park commission "The Commissioners will, therefore, present each year to Congress a number of park projects. "If the community will get behind tne efforts of the Commissioners to obtain park lands from year to year, as rapidly as funds permit. It will be surprising how soon all of the needed lands will be obtained, and those people will be pro vided with parks who may now resent the fact that their particular projects are not included among those of the first year or two. "All citizens must know that all the parks cannot be obtained the first year, nor yet the second, while some must wait until the fourth and fifth years. "And, furthermore, the citizens must learn that if they express resentment because their particular projects are not to be acquired at once they will j simply prevent the acquisition of any j lands, and this will make more remote or finally prevent altogether the exe cution of their own projects. "If there Is any matter in which the citizens should be united it is this matter of the acquisition of parks which must necessarily be progressive." LIEUT. SMITH NO LONGER ON ROLLS OF NAVY' I Charged With Unbecoming Conduct, Resigns at Com mander's Request. Rear Admiral Nicholson, chief of the bureau of navigation, who is acting sec retary of the navy in the absence of Sec retary Meyer and Assistant Secretary Winthrop. today accepted the resignation of Lieut. Roy C. Smith, to take effect on his arrival at his home in Michigan. Lieut. Smith resigned at the request of Rear Admiral Murdoch, commanding the Asiatic fleet. He formerly was in com mand of the gunboat Villalobos, attached to that fleet. Placed Under Charges. Charges of unbecoming conduct were recently made against Lieut. Smith and v\ ere investigated by a naval court of in quiry. At the conclusion of the investi gation Lieut. Smith was persuaded by his brother officers to resign rather than cause a naval scandal that might result from his trial by court-martial. He was sent home on the Japanese steamer Shinyo Maru and arrived at San Francisco Saturday. There he was met by an officer representing the Navy De partment and informed that unless be stood by his resignation he would be sent back to the Asiatic station under arrest tor trial by court-martial. Thereupon be announced that he would quit the naval service. Makes a Statement. Lieut. Smith is quoted as having said: "i do not wish to be disrespectful, but 1 think that Hear Admiral Murdock was somewhat prejudiced and would not take my word as a gentleman. Neither would uiy brother officers. 1 am going to quit Uit na\ y and go into sometuiug else." Smith aumitted mat if lie hau not car lied out tils promise to resign troin tiie service he would have been placed unuer arrest and seat back to tile orient to face a trial by court-martial. He denied las guilt vigorously. Officials Reticent. The Navy Department officials do not care to discuss tne case and do not hesi tate to expre^a their regret that it has obtained publicity. However, they admit that the officer's resignation tias been ac cepted. It was decided to permit the of ficer to reach his home before his con nection with the government is termi nated in order that he may draw his traveling expenses. HAD BAD COMPANIONS, LOVED GAME OF CRAPS Seasons Assigned'by Le Soy Cowne for Rifling Mail Belong ing to Employers. Le Roy Cowne, sixteen Tears old, who I gave his address as 347 1 street south west. was arrested by detectives today, charged with taking money from the mail of a department store where he was employed. He admitted several thefts to the police, it Is said, and blamed bad com panions and a love for the game of "craps." The boy said he had worked for the department store for six months and had opened fifteen or twenty letters addressed to the firm. He said ho had taken about $16- It was his business to collect the mall for the store from the post office. Investigation I?eads to Arrest. The Post Office Department officials were notified that letters containing money addressed to the store were found missing I'ost Office Inspector Barclay, wtth Detectives O'Dea and Evans of po lice headquarters, started an investiga tion. which led to the arrest of Cowne. When taken to police headquarters the boy at first denied that he took the money from the letters, but later admitted he had done so. When asked why, Cowne said: "I got into bad company and have been shooting craps." He was sent to the house of detention and will be given a hearing before .ludiie De Lacy tomorrow afternoon in the Ju SCENES ATTENDING OPENING OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Ex-Senator to Be Laid at Rest, in Mount Olivet. PLANS FOR THE FUNERAL Solemn Requiem Mass Will Be Said Tomorrow Morning. ILLNESS OF BRIEF DURATION Montana Statesman Was for Years Prominent Figure in Nation's Public Life. SEXATOR THOMAS H. CARTER. The funeral of ex-Senator Thomas H. Carter of Montana, who died early yes terday morning, will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, when solemn requiem mass will be said by the Rev. Thomas A. Walsh, assisted by the Rev. Joseph A. Foley of Baltimore and the Rev. Jusej'h Mallon of Westminster. Burial will be private at Mount Olivet cemePery. The honorary pallbearers will be Chief lustice White. Associate Justice Mc Kenna, James A. Tawney, Frank S. Strt-eter, Senators Crane, Penrose and Brandegt-e, former Senator William K. t." harder, i Iannis Taylor and Attorney General A. (J. Galen of Montana. Former Senator Carter died at o'clock yesterday morning at his resi dence in ? ?:i'y. lt?J8 10th street north west, af* vyry brit-f illness. Death was due Vj infraction f>? tiie lungs, caused by a blood clot. Ills wife and his two sons, together with h!s physician, L>r. ilarry P. Parker, were with him when the end came Mr. Carter, who i.ad .-pent the summer, with iiis family, on the coast of Maine, returned about two vveeks ago to take up his duties as chairman of the Ameri can section ot tiie international joint commission to settle boundary and wa terways disputes with Canada. The head quarters of the commission is in this city, and Mr. Carter was nrranging the preliminaries for the first meeting of the commission, to be held seme time this fall. Taken 111 a Week Ago. About a week ago ho complained of feeling ill and remained at his home, iiis indisposition was nol regarded as serious, although his physician did not like the way Mr. Carter's heart was act ing. Saturday afternoon his condition was not so favorable, and the doctor re mained with him during the evening. So one expected the fatal termination of his illness, however, and within fifteen minutes of his death he was conscious and discussing plans for the future. About live minutes before he died he said he felt drowsy and would take a little nap. l>r. Parker acquiesced and reached out to take the patient's pulse, which he found to be fluttering weakly. Despite heroic restorative measures, which were administered Immediately, the distin guished patient did not rally and at 2:46 passed away. I Mrs. Carter was completely prostrated by tli? sudden death of ner husband, and all day yesterday was under the care of her physician and unable to see her friends who called to tender condol ences. Leader in Republican Party. The death of Mr. Carter removes fron public life a notable figure. He hac been prominent in the public service ant in the republican party for many years He was first a delegate in Congress fron the territory' of Montana, and when 1 was admitted to statehood was the firs representative in Congress. He als< served two terms in the United Statei Senate from that state. He was at om time commissioner of the general lan( office, was president of the board o United States commissioners for th< Louisiana exposition at St. Douls am since last MaVch had been chairman o the newly created International Join commission for settling boundary dispute with Canada. Mr Carter was chairman of the re publican national committee in the sec ond campaign of Benjamin Harrison fo the presidency. He was secretary* o the republican congressional campaisri committee in and lie had beei f^wktxv vf iV? ,tl*e republican national committee for the campaign of 1012. Mr. Carter was a stalwart republican and was a great admirer of President Taft. He was conspicuous in standing out against insurgency and was a stanch advocate of the President's policies while he was in the Senate. Native of Ohio. Mr. Carter was born in Scioto county. Ohio, in 1854, of Irish ancestry, and as a young man worked with his father on their farm. In 1875 he went to Bur lington, Iowa, and studied law. In 1882 he went to Helena. Mont., and imme diately entered politics. His first term In the United States Senate began in 1805, and he held his seat while the re publicans controlled the state. He had been a prominent figure in every re publican national convention In the last twenty-five years. He was held In high esteem by Presidents Harrison, McKin ley Roosevelt and Taft. One of the most conspicuous acts of his senatorial service was the defeat of a $50,000,000 river and harbor bill during the closing hours of the Congress some years ago. He regarded the bill as a "grab," and talked continuously for six teen hours against the measure, desist ing only as the time for adjournment, ar rived'and it was seen that the bill could not receive consideration by the Senate. Mr. Carter's personality was attractive, his disposition kindly and he possessed a keen sense of humor. He was one of i the most popular men in public life, and ! nuin cred his frirnds in every branch I of the public service and among politi- | j cians and leaders all over the country. Telegrams of Condolence. Telegrams of condolence have been re | ceived by Mrs. Carter from President ' Taft and many other distinguished men. The President's telegram was as fol lows: "Detroit, Mich., September 18, lffll. "I am greatly shocked and grieved to learn of the death of Senator Carter. He was apparently in robust health when he dined with me in Washington late in August. For more than twenty year? we have been warm and intimate friends, and I know his great aibillty. his patriot ism and loyalty. I tender to you and your family in your deep sorrow and ir retrievable loss my profoundest sympathv. "W. H. TAFT." Senator Carter was an active member | of Helena Council, Knights of Columbus, I and, at the request of Mrs. Carter. Wash : ington knights are keeping vigil at night ' at the bier of their deceased brother, i Those who kept watch last night were : George A. Repetti of Washington Coun ; ell, Charles W. Darr of Keane Council, <Jeorge A. McAvoy of Spalding Council, P. J. Haltigan of Carroll Council and ' Charles J. Columbus of Potomac Coun ! cil. Telegrams have been received in Washington from various councils of the ] order in the state of Montana request ; ing that the highest honors be shown the ; deceased. RESOLUTIONS BY A. 0. H. Action Taken on Death of Ex-Sen ator Carter. News of the death of former Senator Carter was received with sorrow at a meeting of Division No. 2, Ancient Order of Hibernians, yesterday afternoon in Eagles' Hall. The following resolution was adopted: "The members of Division No. J, An cient Order of Hibernians, learn with the deepest sorrow of the death "in this city today of Thomas Henrj Carter, one ol the most distinguished public mon of this generation and a Catholic in whom the members ot uui race in America took the greatest pride in pointing to as an i exemplary Christian, statesman and Iriend of our race." As a further mark of respect the di vision adjourned. MIDSHIPMEN DROPPED. Left Their Ship Without Leave While on Practice Cruise. Midshipmen Gaston L,. Holmes of Mis sissippi and Charles D. Clifford of Mas sachusetts oi the second class. Naval Academy, were dropped from the naval service today in accordance with orders Issued by the. Secretary of the Navy. These young men were, with their fel low-students, on the recent cruise of the Naval Academy practice squadron to European watert. They disappeared from their ship at Bergen, Norway, Au gust 20, and were located by a search ing party five days later at a nearby railroad station. They had been left behind by the squadron, and joined it later at Gibraltar. Their story was that they had gone on an excursion to Finse, Norway, and because of their ignorance of the language of the peo ple were unable to find their way back in time. Both young men were charged with absence without leave. An Investigation of their conduct was made by a board of officers convened by Commander CoontZk commanding the squadron. As a result of the conclusions readied by that board Acting Secretary Winthrop, who reviewed the cases, directed that the two midshipmen be dropped from the Naval Academy. It is intimated that Mr. Winthrop was influenced In his ac tion more by the unsatisfactory charac ' ter of the explanations made by Mid shipmen Holmes and Clifford than by their unauthorized absence from their ship. * . ' m ? CORNERED IN WOODS. Partners Resolve to Starve Out Man i Accused of Murder. 1 SOUTH NORWAUt, Conn., September 1 18.?A posse of heavily armed farmers . this morning cornered Anthony Sabino, a i foreigner, believed to be Insane and ac t cused of at least one murder, in a patch t of woods near here A circle of a mile in > circumference was drawn about the s thicket and the farmers have decided to ? stand their ground until their quarry has 1 been starved out. f Sabino has be$n sought since August 30 e last, when a man who had sought shelter I on the property of Harry H. Maudlin, a f wealthy farmer, refused to obey a cora t mand to leave and with a shotgun killed s the owner of the place. Several days be fore that Sabino had developed a homi - cldal mania while near his home in - Stamford and had shot a man with whom r he was talking. Immediately after this f he fled. Frequently since he has "been n seen wandering in the woods, carrying n over one shoulder a long-barreled shot . IN BEHALFOFCLERKS Campaign Planned by Commit tee of One Hundred. POPULAR IN THE COUNTRY Many Letters Received Supporting the Movement. AT WORK ON PUBLIC OPINION Efforts to Get the Cabinet to In dorse and Congress to Authorize Pensions and Increased Pay. A strong effort to have all the cabinet j officers include in their annual reports ' recommendations for the Increased pay ? of the government clerks and pensions to permit the retirement of superannuated employes will be made by the committee of 100, which is planning a campaign which, it is hoped, will result In better conditions for the civil service employes of the government before the adjournment of the next session of Congress. Members of the cabinet are already on record In favor of paying the clerks bet ter salaries and providing a system of pensions, permitting the retirement of faithful clerks without working hard ship to the employed. Anxious for Cabinet Support. But members of the committee feel that the coming winter will see a crisis in the fight for the improved conditions desired for the clerks, and they are anx ious to have the support of the Presi dent's advisers. President Taft has al ready shown himself in favor of such a plan to better the clerks' positions. With the exception of Postmaster Gen eral Hitchcock, all the members of the cabinet are out of the city at present. Mr. Hitchcock has already expresses himself several times In the last year as strongly favoring better pay fur the clerks and a retirement system. Secre tary of War Stimson and Secretary Fisher of the Department of the interior, the new members of the cabinet, have yet to make their position known on the proposition, but it is believed that like their col leagues in the cabinet, they will advise an increase in pay for the clerks ami a pension system. P. B. Chase, chairman of the commit tee of one hundred, is expected to return to Washington in a few days, and it ib probable that lie will call a meeting of the committee early in October, when still further plana will be made in the in terests of the clerks. Letters Supporting Movement. Former Senator Charles Dick of Ohio, the nimiHginx director of the work of the committee, has sent out letters to many prominent citizens in every state and large city In the Union urging that they give their assistance in influencing pub lic opinion, and, through It, members of Congress, for the increased pay of the government clerks. Already many favor able replies have 'been received by Sena tor DicK. No Particular Bill favored. It was explained today that the com mittee does not intend to urge Con gress to enact into law any one bill. In other words, there will be no com mittee bill, but the committee will ad vocate the legislation desired from the viewpoint that Congress itself must settle the details of the law. The com mittee stands for the broad principles involved. There Is at present before Congress a number of bills providing for a retirement system and better pay for the clerks. The Contributory Plan. The belief is gaining ground that Congress will decide upon a retirement system Involving contributions from the clerks to make up the pension fund. This plan, it is said, has been found to work well in England, where for a number of years it has been in use. England for merly had a system of retirement for its civil employes which provided for pay ment of the pensions by the government, it was found, however, that the clerks preferred the establishment of a contrib utory plan and this was finally adopted. When the government paid all the pen sions the clerks considered that the pen sions were In effect deferred pay, and as only about one clerk in every seven was in the service long enough to ob tain the pensions, six out of every seven never received this deferred pay. If the contributory plan is adopted by Congress it is believed that the pay of the government clerks will be increased. The fact that the clerks must turn back part of their present salaries to the gov ernment will appeal to members of Con gress as good ground for increasing the pay of the clerks, it is said. The in crease, it Is believed, will be greater, once Congress determines to make an increase, than the amount which the clerks will be asked to contribute to the pension fund. AMBASSADOR'S SON WEDS. J. G. A. Leishman, Jr., Marries Miss Demarest in Italy. MILAN, Italy, September 18.?John G. A. Irishman, Jr., son of the American ambassador, and Miss Helene G. Dem arest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. War ren O. Demarest of New York, were married today at the Episcopal Church at Cadenabbia, on Lake Como, where the Irishman family has been spending the summer, and where Mrs. Demarest and her daughter have been occupying their 1 v.uiv (Continued from First I'age.) where else than from this first day of instruction in the normal schools. School enrollment figures wiil begin to come in from the principals and division superintendents this afternoon. None hafl been heard from this morning ex cept in a general way. One of the features of the enrollment seemed to be that the colored graded schools would show a marked Increase. Assistant Superintendent Bruce said this was a significant fact, showing that col ored boys and girls are going in for a more prolonged education. Armstrong Manual Training School's new addition is not ready, but when it is opened this fall it will take care of an increased enroll ment. M Street High School is crowded again, and there is a serious problem there as to what to do with the already overtaxed classroom. Dr. Davidson will meet the white teach ers at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Central High School. The normal school girls, who are now considered teachers, will be in his audience. KElli TEST Indicted Banker Before Lunacy Board at Alexandia. MAY ESCAPE COURT TRIAL Action Taken When Defendant Was Called for Trial on Crim inal Charges. C. J. RIXKV, Special Dispatch to Th.> Star. ALEXANDRIA. Va., September 18 ? When the case of C. Jones Kixey, the indicted head of the defunct Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation, was called in the corporation court at noon today Judge L. C. Barley appoint ed a lunacy commission consisting of Dr. J. S. De Jarnette.the superintendent of the* Western State Hospital for the Insane at Staunton, Va., and Dr. W. F. Drury of the Central State Hospital for the Insane at Petersburg, Va., to ex amine Into Rixey's sanity. The commission at once retired and commenced examining witnesses. Shortly afterward the court took a recess until 3 o'clock, when It is ex pected the commission will be ready to report. Probable Findings. The opinion prevails that the commis sion will And that PUxey Is Insane, and In that event it is more than probable that the court may direct that he be sent to the asylum for the criminal in sane at Marion, Va. The indictment will still stand. Rlxey arrived here shortly before noon from the asylum at Staunton. He was accompanied by Dr. De Jarnette, the su perintendent. Shortly after he appeared in court he retired to the jury room, where the commission began the examination. Among the physicians who nave been summoned to testify are Dr. Braisted and Dr. Newman of Washington and Dr. Scott and Dr. Crittenton of Orange, Va. Rixey Evinces No Concern. Rixey appeared worn and haggard, and had to be assisted up the steps of the courthouse. He was apparently the most disinterested person in the courtroom during the proceedings, manifesting no concern In what was going on about him. Rixey's attorneys present included John Jeffreys of Norfolk, Va>; James R. Caton & Son, Alexandria, Va.; John F. Barbour, Fairfax. Va.; J. E. Hiden of Culpeper, and C. J- Rixey, Jr., of W ash ington- . . .... ? - -V lunacy commission sitting at grange, Va September 0 declared Rixey insane, and since that time he has been a patient at the Western State Hospital for the Insane at Staunton. Beer Sold in Paper Boxes. NEW YORK. September 18?Beer in square paper boxes liKe those used for oysters, ice cream and sauerkraut is the latest market innovation for the benefit of fastidious New Yorkers. The box holds a pint and will retain its shape and remain beer-tight for several hour*. If it is allowed to remain too long in tfie feloftera,t,ot-.. . ? MAKES FIRST SEIZORE FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Collector Rogers Takes Horse and Wagon Belonging to Groceryman. Charles C. Rogers, collector of taxes for the District, this morning began his long-threatened campaign to seize the property of delinquent personal ta: iy ers. The first victim on whom the heavy arm of the law fell was August Schmidt, a grocer, at 400 \V street northwest. Mr. Rogers took charge of the groceryman's horse and delivery wagon. So often has the collector threatened to call with a moving van on various de linquents that he had come to the con clusion his announcements were being re garded as bluffs. He came down to his office this morn ing provided with a police badge and de termined to correct this impression. Collector Rogers began by getting in touch with the groceryman's establish ment over the telephone. He was told that Mr. Schmidt was not in and was asked to grant an extension of time. ' Takes Wag-on Away. Instead of acceding to the request Mr. Rogers called at the establishment, took charge of the horse and delivery wagon and drove it to a stable near the Dis trict building. Under the law the owner may recover the property any time within ten days, by paying the amount of taxes due, with interest at 1 per cent a month from June 1, together with costs, or the property will be sold to satisfy the debt to the District. Mr. Rogers today said that there is a large amount of unpaid taxes owing the District and that he intends to enforce the law to the fullest extent in seizing the property of delinquents. Members of his office force have been provided with police badges, and it is j expected that other seizures will be made j this afternoon. FOUND DEAD MAN AT D00E. Shot at Burglars in Night, But Did Not Know of Casualty. Special Dispatch to The Ptar. ROCKVlLLi., Md.. September 18 ? When Richard Thomas and his family arose yesterday morning they found just outside their door the dead body of a negro named William Henry, twenty-six years old, from Philadelphia, who had come to Spencerville to attend the funeral of his father-in-law. He had been shot tnrough the head, the bullet entering his eye. About o'clock yesterday morning Thomas was aroused from his sleep by the attempts of three negroes to enter his house. Taking his gun, he fired through the door As the shot seemed to have scared the intruders off, Thomas went ba-'k to bed, and neither lie nor any of his family investigated the matter further until they arose in the morning, with the result stated. The Thomases live near Spencerville, and Richard Thomas is a respected citi zen of the county. This morning . Justice of the Peace Margerutn, acting as coroner, held an inquest, at which Thomas was exoner ated. An investigation is being prose cuted to ascertain who Henry's com panions were the night he was killed. UNCLE SAM TAKES VIEWS. I loving Pictures of Boad Making for Edification of Public. Several moving pictures, designed for use in educating the .public throughout the country in the treatment of macadam roads, were taken at the west end of Bradley lane today by photographers from the division of public roads. Depart ment of Agriculture. M. O. Kldridge was in charge of the work. The pictures were taken of various phases in preparing the road. It will show the men brushing the leaves and trash from the road previous to the ap plication of the bituminous matter used for the surface and will then show the application of this treatment Another picture was taken of the steam roller at work. Other pictures will be taken of the road to show the result of the treatment within a few days. DRIVER IS ACCUSED. Charged With Embezzling Collec tions for Schlitz Brewing Co. Charged with embezzling about $780 from the Schlitz Brewing Company, John F. Kenney, a driver for that company, residing at 1814 5th street northwest, was arrested this afternoon by Detectives Evans and ODea. The arrest was made on complaint of E. A. Neill, manager for the brewing company in this city. It is alleged Ken ney collected the money from customers of the brewery anu failed to make the re turns to the company. Kenney denies taking the money. KITES FOR HERMAN GASCH. Long-Time Resident of District Will Be Buried Tomorrow at Glenwood. Funeral services for Herman Gasch, si, long-time resident of this city, who died yesterday, will be held tomorrow after noon at 2 o'clock at his late home, 2017 14th street northwest. Rev. Mr. Hussey of Baltimore will officiate. Interment wi 1 be at Glenwood. Mr. Gasch, who was in the eighty-fifth year of his age, came here from Germany in 1850. Until twenty years ago he was In the tobacco business. He was president of the German-American Insurance Com pany of this city at the time of his death. Two sons, Herman E. and Arthur E. Gasch, and two daughters. Mrs. Charles A. Kolh and Mrs. J. A. Maedel, survive Mr. Gasch's death was not wholly unex pected, as he had been in failing health 195 several mov&btkt - Representative E. H. Madison of Kansas Dies. FALLS IN WIFE'S ARMS At Breakfast When Fatal Heart At tack Ends Career. PRESIDENT SHOCKED AT NEWS Was to Have Been His Guest Next Week?Active in Ballinger Pinchot Bow. EOMO.M) II. MADI.SOX. DODGE CITY, Kan., September 18.? Edmond H. Madison, representative In Congress from the seventh Kansas dis trict, d!ed suddenly at his home here to day. Representative Madison was attacked while eating breakfast with his wife. Death was almost instantaneous. Fol lowing the attack he was unable to speak. He died in the arms of his wife. Mr. Madison's two daughters are in Washington, D. C. No steps toward the funeral arrangements will be taken be fore tomorrow. Mr. Madison September 7, 1910, while the Ballinger-Pinchot investigation com mittee ww in session in Minneapolis, voted with the democratic members In favor of a resolution providing for the removal of Secretary Bal'.lnger from of fice Senator Duncan W. Fletcher of Florida introduced a resolution holding that the Secretary of the interior was an un faithful public servant and should be re moved. Madison Accepted Amendment. Representative Madison submitted a substitute resolution declaring that the charges made by Gifford Pinchot and Doui;* Ulavis, an ex-chief of the field divisoin of the land ottice, had been sus tained. . Representative James of Kentucky of fered an amendment providing for the removal of Secretary Ualiir.ger from of fice. Mr. Madison accepted the amend ment and the democratic members of the committee and Representative Madison voted for it. Senator Nelson of Minnesota, chairman of tiie committee, put the question and voted on It, but declared that there was no quorum present. The republican members held the vote was not valid be cause the full committee was not pres ent. Representative Madison and the demo crats opposed this view, and charged that the republican members were purposely delaying action on the Ballinger-Plnchot controversy. Taft Shocked at News. POXTIAC, Mich., September 18.?Presi dent Taft was shocked to learn of the death of Representative Madison. He j was to have been a guest of the re pre- | sentatlve during his visit to Kansas next . week, and in Syracuse la?t Saturday de- ! clared that Judge Madison was in a large degree responsible for the inauguration of the present tour across the continent. The President had promised Judge Madison more than a year ago to visit Kansas during the semi-centennial of the state and to attend the celebration at Hutchinson. This was one of the fixed engagements made for this fall, and around it grew up the six weeks' itinerary upon which the President has just fairly started. President Taft regarded Judge Mad ison as one of the ablest men in the House of Representatives. Classed as an "insurgent," Mr. Madison never hesi tated to support the- President on any measure which he deemed a proper one, and was a frequent caller at the White House. ? Bom in Plymouth, 111. Edmond H. Madison was born at Ply mouth. 111.. December IS. lSfi3. He re ceived his education in the public schools of that state, becoming a school teacher at the age of eighteen. In 1885 he moved to Wichita. Kan . where be began the study of law in the office of G. W. O. Jones. He was admitted to practice in lKH'w He was elected this same year to the position of county attorney for Ford county, Kan., in which position he served two terms. January 1, 1i*X>, he was ap pointed judge of the thirty-first judicial district of Kansas. He held this position until September 17. 190."?. when he re signed to become a candidate for Con gress. He was elected to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, and was a member of the committee on labor and of the committee on rules. De cember xZ, 1W>, he was married to Miss Lou Vance of Oklahoma Cltjf, SPAIN FACES PERIL Revolutionary Party Back of Labor Disturbances. MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED Government May Suspend All Con stitutional Guarantees. IRISH RAILROADS CRIPPLED Traffic on Three Great Systems De moralised by Strike?Unions ? Are Denounced. M \DRID, September 18.?A (enml strike, which ha* behind it revolution ary support, has broken out at Valen cia. * 'nw'time city of Spain. 1GO miles southeast of Madrid. Martial law has been proclaimed and the streets are occupied bv troops. The telegraph wires out of Valencia have been cut. Just before communi cation with the city was broken off it was reported that serious disturbances had occurred. The population of Valencia la about 220.000. The government Is considering a sus pension of constitutional guarantees throughout Spain should the situation, resulting from the many working men's strikes, become more serious. Strikes at Many Points. Strikes are general at Bilbao and Sara gossa and partially successful at Cadiz. Huelva, Valencia, Seville* and Oljon. It is expected that the workmen will go out at Barcelona, Corunna and FVrrei. and that the movement will become general in the cities. A general suspension of work at Valencia and Gijon will he accomplished by the leaders soon. It is believed. The ministry of the interior states that the Barcelona police have discovered a revolutionary plot dtrectod by Spanish and foreign anarchists and a certain po litical group whose methods provide for general strikes and violence against prop erty. Irish Strike Spreads. DUBLIN, September 1R.?The general strike declared laet night on the Great Southern and Western railroad Is spread ing over three great systems?the Great Southern, the Midland Great Western an I the Great Northern. All were affected today, and the services generally were demoralised. Some of the main line trains were being operated In charge of apprentices and clerks. The strikers hurled stones at the trains and tried to shoot a signalman who re fused to leave his box. A general meeting of the railroad men has been called here tonight to decide whether to declare a national strike. A special meeting of the executives of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Sev ants will be held here tomorrow to deal with the situation. Says Unions Broke Faith. LONDON, September 18.?Lord Claud# Hamilton, chairman of the Great Eastern railway for the past eighteen years, was the principal witness today before the railway commission which is inquiring into the differences between the Com panies and their employes. He ftiade a sharp attack upon British trades union ism. He asserted that of the Great East ern staff only 10 per cent belonged to the Amalgamated Society of Railway Serv ants, whose officials, he declared, de pend for their maintenance on creating ill will and Indiscipline The witness expressed the opinion that a recognition of the unions would result In a chaos that would be followed bv commercial disaster. Hardly, said he. had the seven-year conciliation plan of 1907 been concluded wheji the leaiders or the unions realized that a long period of conciliation meant a loss of membership, and they immediately started a campaign for the repudiation of the compact. There by they had forfeited all right to be trusted In the future. MEN OBEY STRIKE ORDER. Trackmen Quit Work on Parts of the Lackawanna System. SCRANTON, Pa., September 18.?There was a general response by section men on the Delaware, Lackawanna and West ern railroad in the vicinity of Bcranton to the strike order issued Saturday by the national officers of the International Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes. All the men on the Blooms btirg division between Scranton and Kingston are out. The strikers are keep ing away from the company's property. No general attempt has be?*n made to till the places of strikers. At the headquarters of the company it was stated that not more than 5<> per cent of the trackmen had quit work. A. B. Lowe, president of the track men's union, has gone to New York to have a further conference with Presi-. dent Truesdale of the Lackawanna road. His purpose Is to have Mr. truesdale consider the discharge of Foreman M. J. Foley separate from the wage Issue. Foley was dismissed, offi cials say, for overstaying a leave of absence. Foley, who was chairman of a committee that asked for an Increase In wages, claims that he had an Indefi nite leave, and that he was dismissed for his activity In the union. The company refused to re-employ him and the strike followed a futile attempt on the part of the men to obtain arbitra tion. BUFFALO, September J&?At the office of the roadmaoter of the Buffalo divi sion of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad in this city, It was stated this morning that but twelve gangs of the forty employed In the division, which extends from Buffalo to Bath, had obeved the order of A. B. Lowe, presi dent of the Maintenance of Way's Em ployes Union, issued at Scranton Satur day, to discontinue work at 6 o'clock Saturday evening because of the declina tion of the company to arbitrate certain differences. NOTED EDITOR IS DEAD. Luke McHenry, Formerly of Thi? City, Succumbs fn a Sanitarium. CLIFTON SPRINGS, N. Y.. September 18.?Luke McHenry, clerk of the New York state legislature, is dead at. a sani tarium here. He was born forty-nine years ago in Maryland. He went west for a time in his youth, but returned to Maryland and was Washington corre spondent for the Baltimore Sun. After becoming Interested In politics he moved to Chittenango, N. Y., where he bought the Madison County ? Times, a democratic paper. Later he acquired the Oneida Democratic Union. He was at one time president of the New York State Press Association and twice president of the Democratic Editorial Association. Death as Result of Feud. READING, Pa, September 18.?Follow ing a series of altercations lasting over a year. Charles K. Reich, a well known farmer, was shot at his home in Curaru township, near here, today by his neighbor. I.. X. Shonour. The wounded man was brought to a hospital here, nil ere he died. Shonour. who was ar rested, 1s reticent as to the shooting.