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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.

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