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pany. who** loss to stock t* estimated at
#150,000 Ten thousand dollars loss is
figured on the building, which belongs to
the J. B Kendall estate. The. loss to
the building occupied by Jack Ryan's
restaurant. WO B street, the roof of which
was buried with the nine firemen when
the walls fell, is estimated at #1,000, while
the stock loss will be covered by #200.
The building occupied by the K. B.
Adams Company. Hit; Pennsylvania avenue,
was damaged to the extent of about
#300. while the stock of china and glass
ware suffered a fire and water damage
of about *."iO?t This building belongs
to tbe James I,. Barbour estate.
To the west of the Washington Tobacco
Company, the Toledo Cafe, on the
first floor, and the Boston Hotel, on the
upper floors, of Pennsylvania avenue,
were damaged about #300. The Washington
Tobacco Company carried $130,000
Insurance, and, it is believed the other
losses are covered also. Although completely
gutted by the fire, the officers
of the tobacco company said this morning
they were carrying on their business
and had already hired temporary quarters
at the southwest corner of 8th and
u fireexs nonnnesi.
First Alarm Turned In.
Charles Polphus of 100 4*^ street is said
to be the first man who saw the fire, and
when he pulled the lever of the fire alarm
box at oth and B streets northwest he
Immediately ran away. A policeman
who saw him pull the box, believing
Dolphus to be a false alarm fiend, started
to chase him. However, the policeman
happened to turn round, and seeing
flames in the tobacco company building
relinquished the chase, and went hack
to the fire. By that time four engine
companies had pulled up at various plugs
and were getting out their hose. Charles
B. Proctor, third battalion chief, was in
charge of the companies which ran on
the alarm He imagined for a minute it
wotiid be an ordinary cellar fire.
An elevator shaft in the building seemed
to be just what the dames were reaching
for. The shaft evidently created a great
"draw," for the minute the fire got close
enough to it the fiames were drawn lipward,
as in a great, chimney. rTom
being a cellar fire, it spread to. the roof,
? up several stories in the elevator shatt,
in almost the twinkling of an eye.
Wh?-n Proctor saw the fire in the roof
above him he knew there would be an
ugly light. Capt. Carrington sent in a
second alarm, which brought all the
down-town fire fighters to the blaze, and
with them came Chief Wagner in his red
car He had an exciting escape from
death in his mile-a-minute chase down
Pennsylvania avenue. Speeding down the
Street with horn and hell sending all
traffic to the sidewalk, the machine
struck a line of hose stretched across
the Avenue in front of the burning building.
Car Started to Skid.
The big car jumped into the air and
came down sideways and started to skid.
With the presence of mind gained as
driver of a trio of fast lire horses. Driver
Moxle.v. at the wheel of the chief's car,
swung it around quickly and just escaped
crashing into the water tower by a mat-j
ler t>i i|uanci iiiiucb.
Chief Wagner, not the .slightest ruffled
by his plunge over the lines of hose,
took one look at the fire, saw it in the
cellar and on the roof, and turned in a
third alarm That was at nine minutes
past R. Fourteen minutes later the whole
interior of the tobacco company's building
was ablaze, and a fourth alarm
called out practically every fireman and
every bit of apparatus, with the exception
of a solitary engine here and there
in the extreme points of the District.
Hundreds of teams were on their way
to the Center market just as the score
of tire engines were distributing themselves
at the fire plugs. The streets,
ordinarily bare of traffic at so early an
hour, were full of countrymen and their
horses and wagons.
A hurry call for police help was sent
in to headquarters, as it looked for a
minute as if the marketmen were going
to spoil all chances of ever getting at the
lire properly. Maj. Sylvester was routed
from bed early and went down to take
personal charge. All the captains. Inspectors.
sergeants and patrolmen who
could be spared were hustled to the scene.
Fire Lines Established.
80 great was the crowd of marketmen
that fire lines had to be established at
7th street on the west and 4U street on
the east and a vigorous policy of steering
traffic out of the way of engines and j
lire 'hose was quickly established and enforced
without kid gloves.
It seemed as If Pennsylvania avenue
was black with hose. Engines spread all
over the neighborhood were pumping water
with every ounce of steam. Some of
them had to pump it nearly a quarter
mile before it was available for the fire.
Kngines. Hook and lauaer companies, nose
carts and fuel carts lined the streets
north, south, east and west for blocks
The shouts of company commanders,
mingled with the hoarse orders from the
captains of trucks, as they directed their
men up the bending, swaying ladders
Which leaned against windows and were
scorched by the lapping flames, which
<ame through every opening, daring the
smoke-eaters to take another step upward.
Inside the noise was that of roaring
flame and wood being crackled in the
teeth of a great Are, while the shrill
whistle signals of the panting engines
ailed for fuel as fast as It could be
brought to them.
Ordinarily the fire would have been
fought from the inside, hut the fire leaping
from cellar to roof in almost no time
at all had tilled the building with a thick
smoke in which no man could live. To
flght it from the outside, the front of the
building became alive with men crawling
up the ladders, each one trying to get a
point dr vantage from which he could
direct a stream of water Into a window.
It was because they could not enter the
building, but had to find a place on the
outside, that Capt. Brown and the men
with htm were buried beneath that great
weight of masonry.
Early on the Scene.
Capt. Brown's No. 4 engine company
was one of those which ran on the first
alarm, reaching there In remarkably fast
time. The position for this company was
at the fire plus on B street. Immediately
south of the burnlns buildins and near
Jack Ryan's saloon. The saloon buildins
Is lower than the rear wall of the tobacco
company's warehouse, and made an ideal
place for fireman attacking that side of
the Waa
Fireman from other companies had been
sent to the roof of the B. B. Adams
Company, 610 Pennsylvania avenue, and
all hands were folio wins the chiefs senera!
plan to surround the blase, drownins
It out. If possible, but to confine It to
the four walls by all means. The bis
flsht now was to keep it from spreading,
as all hope of the buildins and its contents
was soon gone. Throush the smoke
Chief Wagner and the battalion chief
yelled through their trumpets for more
men to mount the roofs near at hand and
to pour all the water In the city, if possible,
into the windows of the warehouse.
The nine men who had clambered to
the roof of Jack Ryan's place were as
near to the heart of the fire as any one.
They had found a vital spot In the flame
and were pounding It hard. Water from
sis lines of hose handled by these men
alone was dashing through the windows
6,000 gallons In a minute. They seemed
to have a temporary advantage, and had
bested their opponent for a minute, when
the explosion came.
Like all such explosions. It seemed to
come from above and below and directly
In front of those fighting the Are. No
one knew what had exploded, whether It
was illuminating gas. or whether It was
one of those mysterious "back drafts"
or balls of explosive gas, generated by
the fire Itself, and hurled with terrific
force at the men who strive to beat the
flames. It came with a dull, deep boom
from the heart of the fire. It probably
came from the lower part of the building,
for the roof of the saloon seemed to fall
inward as the wall of the closely adjoin.
Ing tobacco building fell out on the
ground floor, and then, as easily as a
glas* of water being spilled, the sheer
wai: of brick from the stories above the
saloon roof fell down with a roar.
In Danger of Burning.
Not oni> the bricks fell, but great burnlag
beams, loosened by the explosion,
were toppled over on the men below, and
the danger of their being burned alive
g'artled those who ww the thing as
much as the burying of the men itself.
Firemen, trained to stand still Ir. the face
\ of every difficulty, grew faint with horror
when they saw what had haonened. The
flie was forgotten, and man> of the men
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turned their streams of hose immediately
to the mass of burning wood and heavy
masonry in the pit below the destroyed
Enormous clouds of dust arising from
the debris made it irtlpossible to see
what had nappened for a minute, but the
streams of water quieted that in short
time. The rescuers rushed in from all
sides, armed with axes and hooks and
They saw men fTinned under beams
and partially buried, with arms and
legs alone showing in the mass. Capt.
Brown, buried beneath a great mass of
the wall, had been instantly killed.
Michael Downs was terribly hurt. Men
saw he was in an extreme predicament,
and went to his assistance quickly. He
was not able to move, and when the
mass of wood and bricks had been
cleared away from his bleeding body
the man him.self was carried by several
firemen to the street. Ambulances had
been sent for in a hurry as soon as
the walls fell, and Downs was hurried
away to Emergency Hospital, where it
was found his back had been broken
and that he suffered with almost complete
paralysis. At noon today the surgeons
said he had a fighting chance for
Hospital ambulances, surgeons and
policemen were brought into play in a
hurry, as the other men were all injured,
some more and some only slightly.
Of the entire crew on the roof.
Private J. J. Gates is the only one who
didn't have to have hospital treatment,
although he did*suffer a cut hand. His
escape was of the miraculous kind, as
tons of brick fell all around him, and
scarcely anything touched him.
Returned to the Conflict. %
Capt. Reynolds had his injuries dressed 4,
at the Emergency Hospital, returning to 5.
the scene of the fire and resuming his _
work. Capt. O'Connor and Lieut. Coulter ~
were also taken to the Emergency Hos- t
jpital, Dr. Harry Lewis, who had charge I.
, of the ambulance and directed the han- 1
dling of the men, seeing to the treatment
of their Injuries. #
The remaining victims were taken to
their homes without being given hospital
treatment. Commissioner Rudolph, Chlet
Wagner and Chief Clerk Watson of the
tire department visited the hospital this C
morning and saw Downs, and later they
called at the house of the family of Capt.
Brown to express their sympathy.
Coroner Nevitt was at the hospital early
in the morning to view the body of CaptBrown
and to determine if an inquest
should be held. His first information of
the affair was that Capt. Brown and the
other injured men were precipitated to
the ground by the breaking of a ladder.
Had such been the case, he stated, he d
would have ordered an inquest without ^
any hesitation. Later he said that no
inquest would be held as he believed the *'
accident was unavoidable. ti
Funeral of Capt. Brown. ^
Funeral services over the bbdy of Capt. Li
Brown will be held from St. Dominic's h
Catholic Church, 6th and E streets southwest,
Tuesday morning at 0 o'clock, b
Keane Council, Knights of Columbus, of F
which he was a member, will have charge tl
of the arrangements. e
Capt. Brown was a native of Lynn, a
Mass. He was married seventeen years h
ago to Miss Catherine Elizabeth Flemmlng
of Southwest Washington. She and.
six children. Minnie, sixteen years of
age: Timothy, fifteen; Charlie, thirteen;!
William, eleven; Robert, seven, and j n
James, three, survive him. His brothers, g
James and John Brown, are residents of Q
Record in Department. g
Capt. Brown was appointed a private
in the tire department August 1, 1892.
He was made lieutenant in July, 1807. ?
and promoted to captain in July. WOC- 4
He has been connected with the Fire- r
fighter. No. 4 engine company. No. 10 ^
engine company. No. 3 chemical engine c
company. No. 19 engine company and r
No. 3 engine company. For the past two
years he had been at No. 4 engine com- v
pany. c
Robert W. Dutton, deputy recorder of *
deeds, who was the executive head of the *
fire department for two years, speaking t
today of the death of Capt. Brown, said: o
"The death of Capt. Brown came as a ^
most painful shock to me, who proudly "
numbered him among my friends, tie
was a man in every respect, honest and
sincere, and an intelligent, energetic fireman?one
who will be truly missed, bote
in the department and in the community, 1
and one who was ready at any moment t
to sacrifice his life, as he did, in the f
line of duty. My friend at all times, his a
ripath ia a areat nersnnal inrrnw tn m#"
Wonders Open to View Tomorrow
Afternoon, From 1.30
to 4.30 O'Clock. (
In addition to the space opened to-the o
public in the new building of the Na- |<
tional Museum last Sunday. the officials r
have worked- throughout the past week n
to make two large halls available tomor- b
row, t>o that the crowd which visits the
building on its second open Sunday will c
see even more than was visible last Sun- v
day. '
The main east hall leading out of the ,
rotunda, closed last Sunday, will lm
opened tomorrow afternoon, and will i
contain! the - interesting paleontologies
exhibit. This includes the great collec-1
tion of fossils, vertebrate, invertebrate
and the fossil plants.
Groups of Stuffed Animals.
In the rotunda itself will be installed
for tomorrow several groups of animals
of the "stuffed" 'kind. These are ever
popular, and the museum owns some of
the most interesting and most lifelike exhibits
in the world.
A large, well lighted,hall on the second
floor, west side, win also be opened for
the first time tomorrow. It contains
*pe? injens in vast numbers from the I
oology collection. ,
I The hours for Sunday opening are 1:3" i
| to 4:30 o'clock p.m.
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C'npt. Timothy Brown (killed).
Private J. J. (rate* (on the left) and C
the falling wall* and escaped with
. Arrow point* to where the fnlllnp wnll
Lieut. William Coulter, who received
'rominent in Washington Busi- r
ness and Fraternal Circles ?
for Many Years. *
__________ n
George F. Cunningham, a life-long resi- fi
ent of the District of Columbia, and for h
fty-six years a machinist at the Wash- b
lgton navy yard, died at 9:30 o'clock
uis morning at his home, 1105 East Capi- p
>1 street, in his eighty-sixth year. He p
as born in Georgetown June 30, 1836. p
lis death was due to heart failure. He b
ad been ill only about two weeks. o
** ? /"'tiwwiwirham watt ? rhartpr mom- T
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er of Syracusians Lodge, Knights of r
"ythias, and a member of the Assocla- c
ion of the Oldest Inhabitants. He enter- e
d the Washington navy yard in 1849 c
nd served continuously until 1901, when v
e retired. ii
Strives for Education. !
When he was eleven years old Mr. Cun- ^
Ingham was obliged to quit school and t
o to work to help in the support of o
titers in his family. He continued his 8
tudies at night, however, and ntadc ^
reat progress.
Ho learned his trade at the old Mason
oundry in Georgetown. When he was
inly twenty years old he had charge of
he installation of the machinery in big
nills at Laurel, Md , and Alexandria, f
'a. Later he set up a sawmill of ids (
>wn on St. Georges Island, about sixty ^
niles down the Potomac river.
Mr. Cunningham answered t,he call for ?
olunteers to help defend the National j
Capital sent out by President Lincoln t
then Early was threatening Washing- e
on on his raid into the north. He was ^
he machinist who installed the engines v
>n the United States ships Richmond, ^
Vater Witdi, Pennsacola and old Min- j,
lesota before the civil war.
Restores Monitor to Service. s
After the fight between the Monitor and
he Verrimac he overhauled the Moni- 1
or's engines and put the vessel in shape ^
or service. Mr. Cunningham also in- ^
(tailed the first torpedo tube on a United l
States ship. 8
His wife. .Mrs. Mary Rebecca Cunning- lam.
and four children, Mrs. John T.
"reeman, Mrs. Charles W. Henshaw, J.
-larry Cunningham and Mrs. James F.
^aulkner, survive him. He is also survived
by a sister, Mrs. J. Henry Small,
The funeral will be in charge of the
vnights of Pythias. The interment will
?e made in Congressional cemetery. The
late for the funeral has not yet been set.
fathering of Veterans ih Manassas,
Va., at Noon Today.
A special train hearing a score or more
f Confederate veterans ar.d their friends
sft Washington this morning for Mulussas,
Va.. where the seventeenth anlual
reunion of the "Mosby's men" was
leld at noon.
It was but a fragment of tile ba:;d that
*ol. John 8 Moshy led on his raids
tithln s'ght of Washington during the
tar. and the country about Manassas is
lte scene of most of their action. The
ouninn was in charge of Col. William
'hapnian of Richmond, Va.. and among
he prominent veterans who attended are
'apt. Samuel Chapman, a minister, at
'ovlngton, Va.: Capt. Ben Palmer of
Richmond. JtWin Russell of Berryvllie.
fa., and Maj. Robert Hunter of VVgshngton.
all survivors of the famous batalion.
There were addresses by most of the
lurvlvors. and the veterans spent the
creater part of the day telling of the
ampaign when the iikl Virginia Battalion
va* the right arm of the Army of Northern
Vlrg nla.
Aviator Level Dies From Injuries.
RHUIMS. Frame, October H.?Aviator
Level, whose skull and spine were fraelured
when he fell with his machine
while making a Sight here last Thursday,
lied today.
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apt. G. H. Reynold* (on the right), both
ntluor lajnrles.
went through the adjoining roof, carry!
leveral bad bnrna and brulaea.
A public utilities commission for the
hstrlct of Columbia is to be the main
bject of the Federation of Citisens' Asociations
in its efforts to obtain legislalon
for the District at the coming sesion
of Congress, according to a statelent
made by William McK. Clayton,
resident of the federation, today. The
rst meeting of the federation will be
eld one week from tonight at the Cham>er
of Commerce.
"A commission, which will have the
ower to regulate the public service cororations
in the District, similar to commissions
in states, and in some of the
arger cities,'' said Mr. .Clayton, "will be
f inestimable benefit to Washington,
'his commission will have the power to
egulate not only the street railway
ompanies, but also the telephone, gas,
lectric light and all other public service
"The federation has indorsed' the uniersal
transfer movement, and it will aid
n the fight to gain free transfers. But
t is the belief of many of its members
hat if a public utilities commission was
reated that commission could take care
f just such questions as the universal
xinofnec InolnofT of Koin ? n ftiotnrf in
i aiiniri iiion au ui iiriiif, a ? ivivi * 111
me uirectlon. tt would be a victory all
ilong the line, if the bill for a public
itllities commission was enacted into law
t the coming session of Congress."
Chances Bright for Bill.
The chances for th<$ enactment of such
. law seem particularly bright at presnt,
it is said The Senate not only may
avor such a measure, but it is likely to
ake the initiative in passing such a
Heretofore the Senate has been the
tumbling block for the proposed lcgisatlon.
Senator Uallinger, chairman of
he Senate District committee, has fraind
a bill conferring upon the District
'ommissioners the powers of a public
itilities commission. He introduced the
iill at the extra session of Congress and
tad it referred to his committee. He has
lready announced that hearings will he
;iven on the measure when Congress asembles
in December.
That the House will give its support
o the public utilities eommissiorf measure
eems true beyond a doubt, it is said. In
act, it is believed that the House would
lave passed a bill for such a commission
ong ago had it been presented to it for
Circulation o
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no duplication or waste
statements. Its bona fide
ton is more than 20,000
The Sunday Star's circ
in excess of any other \A
Saturday, October 7....56,15,
Sunday, October 8. ...46,73
Monday, October 9....56,74
Tuesday. October 10.... 56,861
Wednesday, October ! 1.... 57,03!
Thursday. ()ctober 12.... 56,90
Friday. October 13 56,91.
1 solemnly swear that the
only the number of copies of T
STAR circulated during the s
1011?that is. the number of c<
furnished or mailed, for vali
tide purchasers or subscribe,
counted are not returnable to
unsold, except in the case of
agents only, from whom a ft
have not yet been received.
I The Evening
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I Subscribed and sworn to l?<
October. A. D. 1011.
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Corporation Will Be Divided
Into Three Separate and
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Unallied Concerns.
NEW YORK. October 14.?The American
Tobacco Company", ordered by the
federal Supreme Court to dissolve, will
split into three separate and unallied
concerns, according to reports here today,
if the plan of reorganization proposed
is approved by the United States
circuit court. Wall street heard that the
new companies would be the American
Tobacco Company, a new corporation;
the Utggett & Myers Tobacco Company
and the P. Lorillard Company. It was
said that the old company bearing the
last name was to be reorganized.
Basts of B?organization.
Holders of the parent company's $1,000
t? per cent bonds, the repor? continued,
will receive $600 in cash "and one-fourth
of the face value in 7 per cent bonds of
each of the two new corporations: holders
of $1,000 4 per cent bonds are to be
allotted $4."iO In cash and one-fourth of
the face value of the bonds in per cent
bonds of each of the new corporations:
holders of the American Tobacco Company's
common stock will receive in securities
dividends aggregating V4I5,000,000,
and may subscribe to the $x?>,00!}.00o common
stock issues of the two companies
in cash at par proportionately to their
present holdings, according to the report.
_ tt_a* n
uei h voting rower,
Stockholders owning the American Tobacco
Company's tl per cent piefc re 1
stock, it is said, will receive first a voting
power in the new American Tobacco
Company cf two-thirds of their p:esent
holdings, the remaining one-third to
be exchanged for equal parts of 7 per
cent preferred stock in the two new corporations.
Julius Parker, counsel for the American
Tobacco Company, said today that
no reorganization plan would be filed
today. He had no commept to make
upon the reorganization scheme lumoiel'
in Wall street.
if The Star.
but one edition daily and
circulation figures in its
; circulation in Washijigin
excess of its nearest
:ulation is many thousands
/ashington Sunday news*
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Advertising Manager.
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LONDON", October 14.?The Constanti- oi
nople correspondent of the Chronicle di
nnt>o 4 Vi n f Ilnltr /trviinp/vl Ai4 V>*? # V>A rtnd'APU
sa.t a mai iiai.T, tuuuorivu i??
has made proposals to Turkey which
are expected to bring about peace.
She proposes to annex Tripoli definitely
and pay indemnity. Italy is to control all ir
civil and military matters, while the oa- 'r
liph is to be supreme in all religious af- b<
fairs. u
ROME, October 14.?It is semi-officially
asserted that Italy has notified the powers
that she will send a fleet to attack tj
Smyrna and Saloniki if other massacres tl
of Italians like those reported by consuls tt
to have taken place on the Hedjas rail- b
way, on the boundary line between Egypt tj
and Syria, occur. The consular reports ai
stated that thirteen Italian railroad
laborers were massacred at Kerak, Syria, ?'
early in October. , 0)
Cost to Be $60,000,000.
Gen. Valleri has been intrusted with ?1
the entire work of reorganizing the oc- ^
cupation of Tripoli. It is stated that the
cost of occupation is estimated at ?60,- c<
000,000, and the occupation is expected to P
continue at least twenty months before
Tripoli can be intrusted to a civil administration.
TRIPOLI. October 14 ?The landing of c,
artillery, ammunition and stores from .
Italian transports is being effected. Large
numbers of Arabs are voluntarily serv
ing as porters. Thousands of rations have ri
been distributed among the famishing tl
populace, many of whom kissed the hands
of the Italian officers and called down
upon them the blessings of Allah. f
Troops exploring the outskirts of the V
city encountered fifty Turkish soldiers, r
who, when challenged, laid down their J*
arms and said they desired to surrender. ?
Willing to Surrender. ?
The officer In command of the Turks w
told the Italians that 2,000 Turks were b
encamped near the oasis of Beni Adum.
They would fight desperately, he said, if e
attacked, but were prepared to surrender n
if assured they would be permitted to o
take a steamer for Constantinople. j'
14.?The Frankfurter Zeitung's special
Constantinople correspondent forwards a
dispatoh. dated Tripoli, saying: "A fierce engagement
occurred between Turks and
Italians on a hill in the neighborhood of ,.
the city. The Italians lost 1,600 killed ',
and wounded. The Turkish casualties V:
were slight." 5
There Is no confirmation of the d!s- ?
patch, which is at variance with recent
Tripolitan news reaching here through ^
other channels. ,
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BALTIMORE, October 14.?First race. ?
maiden, of all ages; six furlongs?Or- js
phanrv, Airey, 92: McLeod K.t 108: Oliftonlan.
Appasslonata. Markham. Miss p
Moments. 105: SiinHke. Vigorous, 05. P
Second ra?*e. two-year-olds: selling: six
furlongs?Miss Joe. Napier, 107: Jawbone.
Oalirh, 110: Klamma. HG: *Garry. ?'
105: Klttery, Miss Wiggs. 104. 11
Third race, mares; tnree-.vear-olds and P
upward; mile and seventy yards?Spin,
Chilton Squaw, Maromara, 105; Fair ?
Miss, 102; Annie Seller. Appassionata, r'
Herodla, Hariem Lass, 102; Whip Top. c
110. (Chilton Squaw and Maromara w
Walden entry.) a
Fourth race, juvenile: handicap: two- h
year-olds: six furlongs?Cherry Seed. 107: Sl
Bwana Tumbo. 118; Belle Nelson, 92; Fly- a
ing Yankee. 100; New River. Miss Wiggs. &
08: Mary Emily, Chryseis, 102. (Flying
Yankee. New River, Wilson entry.) n
(Miss Wiggs, Mary Emily, Johnson w
Fifth race. Glenmore steeplechase; four- t'
year-olds and up; two and one-quarter <*;
miles?Algie, 104: Firestone, 152: The
Prophet, Supplement, 111: Gun Cotton, e
Coligny, Garterman. Alfred Noble, 149. ?
Sixth race, maidens, all ages; six furlongs?Fantasque
105: Paton. Mediator, Apple
Prince. 108; Chilton Trance. 92: "
Burly. Inspector 1-estrade. Flying Yan- ^
kee. Red Jacket, 95. (Fantasque, Flying j
Yankee. Wilson entry.)
Seventh race, three-year-olds and up; j
selling: six furlorss??Salvolatlle, 114; j
Cliftonlan, 97; Cu Bon. 104; *The Gardner.
100; Muskmelon. 110: Jennie Wells.
Sherwood. All Red, Chilton Queen, Sea
Cliff. 111.
Apprentice allowance claimed. Weather
fair, track fast.
LAUREL, Md.. October 14?Entries for
First race, five and a half furlongsBlack
Silk, 97: Jeanette B., 98; Eos and
Lesbos, 100 each: Sady Shapiro. Irishtown,
Affable and Rey, 102 each: Cammilla
and Maxentius. 103 each; Arany, 105; j
The Rump, is>6; Mazard, 107; Silas Grump.
110, and Elma, 111.
Second race: six furlongs?Hgndrunning,
1O0; Excellence. Belle Clem and Grenade.
lOit each: Jessup Burn, 101: Cloud, Anna
L. Daly and West Point, 105 each: Cooney
K., Fond He'art and Toniotia. 107
each: Double Five, 110, and Sir Edward,
Third race: steeplechase; two miles?;
Magellan, 131: Miss Hynes, 132: George !
Atwell, 138; Tom Cat, Blackbridge, 137:
Rosehampton. 140; O. K., 1*1; Dlebold. i
Fourth race, six furlongs?The Whip.
Off; King olympian, 94: Rose Queen. I ?:
Aspirin. 1<>7: Miles OVonnell, 100: Guy
Fisher, HO: Lady Irma. lllO: Prince
Ahmed. 118: Sir John Johnson. 118.
Fifth race, one mile?Gai neau, 102: Day
Belle, 105: Marjory A.. 1U7: Babbler ll?:
Aldrian. Martin W. Littleton. Capsize.
Judge Monk, 115.
Sixth race, one and a sixteenth milesQuality
Street, 101: Black Branch, 1.0:
Ed Keck. Seconke, Hatteras, 106; Lad of
Langden. Animus, 106: Rock Castle. i08;
Force, ill; Servicence, 111. ;
iwyers in McNamara Case
Continue Argument.
Expected to Peremptorily
Jhallenge if Nelson Is Admitted.
nvies Brother His Daily Outing,
Ooing To and From the
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LoS AXGKI.KS. ("al.. October 14.?Furer
argument as to whether Z. T. Nelson
ould he sworn as a juror in the trial
James B. .MeNamara. indicted for the
urder of Charl? s Haggerty, a victim
the Times explosion, occupied a brief
ssion of court today. From behind a (
ittery of law books attorneys, for the
osecutlon and defense wrangled as to
plson's eligibility, delving deep into the
alms of precedent cases on the bias of
Monday Judge Walter Bordwell will
uder a decision as to whether or not
as or prejudice is contained in Nelson s
Imissions on the stand that he had
rmed certain opinions concerning the
owing up of the Times building which
used the death of a score of men nnd
i which the indictments for murder
tainst James B. MeNamara and his
'other, John J., are based.
Attorney G. Kay Gorton concluded the
gument of the state that Nelson, though
Knitting he held opinions about the
ise, had shown his impartiality by antuncing
that he would waive these
oinions in lieu of the evidence in.roiiced.
Defense Claims Bias.
Attorney Cyrus McNutt of Indiana tinhed
the discussion for the defense, cltig
numerous eases where preconceived
npressions admitted by a talesman I a I
een regarded by the courts as sutflcien:
> disqualify him.
"Any one can see that Neison is prejrliced
against MeNamara," remarked
larence S. Darrow, chief counsel for
te defendant, "and he has his own
i?nri? tun hv nersnnal investlgatio.i
at the Times building was blown up
y dynamite."
The defense considers the question of
le cause of the explosion a moot j.o n
nd will argue that it was due to gas.
"Nelson has said he would set aside his
wn opinions and receive the evidence
npartially," was the expressed attitude
C District Attorney Fredericks. * I don't
;e how we ever will get an intelligent
try if we bar every one who has some
pinion on the case."
The defense in this connection cited ih.?
nswer of Nelson that it would taae
strong evidence" to change his opinion
oncerning the explosion as sufficient
roof of bias.
Hay Challenge Peremptorily.
It was intimated by Mr. Darrow before
ourt opened today, that should the court
isallow the challenge for cause against
ielson a peremptory challenge at any
ate would he exercised against him by
lie defense. With keen interest the
uling of the court will be awaited and it
as said today that an elaborate opinion
rom Judge Bordwell will he forthcoming
londay. The weight of the opinion, it
i considered, will he felt throughout the
rellminary stages of the trial In the emaneling
of a jury. It is expected to
eflne how far newspaper reports or preonceived
notions as to the manner in
hich the building was destroyed, formed
y personal observation or gossip in the
awn. may prejudice a juror.
Judge Bordwell. though not required to
xplain liis decision, the categorical anouncement
of acceptance or rejection
f the talesman being regarded as sufcient,
it is predicted will set forth at
rngth the limitations which counsel can
each in future interrogation of taleslen.
Few people were in the eourtoom
today, the automobile races at
anta Monica attracting the curious. As
matter of fact, however, the audience
^ the chamber has been comparatively
parse since the trial began. The great
mgth to which the case is expected to
rag is thought to be influencing the ptibc
to wait for more interesting moments
f the trial. It Is generally expe ted
ere that it will be several months beore
the trial is ended.
Both James B. McNamara and his
rother, John J., secretary of the Interational
Association of Bridge and Structirai
iron Workers, who are conrtned
i the county jail, have prepared for a
>ng siege.
Regards Brother as Lucky.
James B., who at present is being tried,
' looked upon enviously by his older
rother, whose chance for a daily airing
n the way to and from the courtroom
ill not come for some tiine. as his trial
: not likely to begin for many months.
"Ortie McManigal gets out auto riding,
i fai t, joy riding,' nearly every day,
'ohri I in hi*i 4 *>il fodaV.
i uuraitu u vnn ? -1 - ? - ? "Why
is that?" he was asked.
"He's supposed to be going to i'onerences
with the distr.ct attorney, hut I
nderstand they take him around tiie
arks and boulevards, too."
The brothers live oil the second floor
f the jail in separate cells across a narcorridor
that b sects a steel cage inlosing
four cells. The twelve talesmen
ho are be.ng examined also are getting
taste of confinement. They went to
reakfast, however, today in a big sighteeirg
automobile, the only conveyance
vailable in which they could lie kept toether
as required.
As extensive preparations are being
lade for the bringing of seveal hundred
itnesses to L?os Angeles, both sides have
iformed those whom they wish to testify
tat at kast a week's notice will be given
ach before they are called. Some who
ved in Los Angeles at the time of the
xplosion have scattered to various parts
f the country.
Many witnesses are expected to be
J The America]
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The Star office. 11th street and 1
brought finni i"<t an.i w- !' n i>?h?
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the MrXili'a.a.-. tV? i . re* ' >
call wittier*** ?> soim.' time >H. '
Mr. l?arrt?w . i >? t outi-el the ?icfenae.
today. "It ! i; |v i I t '* !.? ?? *
Ki i litem li-tc- *n<l we air ,.<> i; ' r
not to call .1 man until we ate .-tire <?;
the time ?< ri*r-l Mm. hc-tO ^ the witnesses
here ;?!??> will Ik- a ? < . s ?.c rattle
Nearly .V?? wliiics.-o, it t? estimated.
? |t| hr mun it lie up the trial More than
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nmiLUiu n viiiiiuuv
Lorimer Committee Charges
Him With Intoxication.
Representative Blair Becomes Con*
fused and Is Unable to Understand
Questions Asked.
<*HICAGO. October 14.?At the La>nn?*r
' senatorial investigation today former
State Representative W. I". Blair was removed
from tlie witness stand toy Senato
Gamble. Blair was charged with being
intoxicated. He was ordesod under custody
of a sergeant-at-arms pending fur
ther orders of the committee. The witness
could not be found till an hour after t
the hearing began this morning. When
lie took the stand Senator Lm l>egan to
| cross-examine Blair.
I "You stated yesterday that you did not
hava more than fffcH) in $K?0 bills when
you wont to the ball game. Do >ou or
do you not want to change that statement
"Why, I don't think I understand jou."
Guessed He Would Change.
"Yes or no: do you want to change
that statement made yesterday?"
"Well, yes: I guess I do."
"How much did you have oh the day
of that hall game?"
j At this juncture the witness e\ctte?l
i another line of questions l?y his a-dlons
; on the stand
"Do you understand what is being suid
to you?" asked Senator Kenton
"I don't know, sir."
"Have you been drinking?"
"Well, ! have, a little
A consultation between ntenib*"* rtf
the committee and counsel for both a Vies
Ordered Under Arrest.
j Chairman Gamb'c then oidered H'air
placed in the custody of a depot* sergeant-at-arms
of the committee until tha
witness should become sober.
C. Tanner, former postmaster and
former county clerk at Mount Vernon,
followed Blair on the stand. Tanner
related a eonversa'ion with Blair, wl.ich
occurred shortly before the elect ien of
Tanner c*M h? -iH vised Rlajr nv.iir.ai
voting for Ix? rimer.
Twelve Small Concerns. Unable
to Comply With New
j Law, Close Their Doors.
Twelve Washington insurance <nmp?i
nies liave gone out of business sini-c August
15. according to a statement today
by George W. Ingham. District superintendent
of insurance. The companies
are those which would have been forced
to disband or increase their capital stocks
to by November 15, at which time
a new insurance law for the District is
to go into effect.
Although a month remains before the
legislation is to become effective, the
j smaller companies at which it is aimed
i have been preparing to comply with its
i provisions, ail of them, so far. having
j decided to disband rather than att?mjv
to reorganize, according to Mr. Ingham
The twelve companies which haw .-lotted
their doors, after making arrangement to
have their policies carried by othe.
companies, had (apitul stocks of $ UU
or less each, it is said
Some Still Operating.
A few of the smaller companies are
operating stili and. according tn the superintendent
of insurance, lie has no in
formation as to what course they intend
following with respect to complying nitu
the new law. It is his belief, however lha
| there will be other 'dec is ions to disband
i and lliat but few. if an>. attempts will be
\ made to reorganize.
; 'The insurance der at patent will not
i busy itself with attempt.ng to lind out
I what plans are being matte to coin pi;
; with the law until the middle of nex:
t month, when the law becomes effective,'
said Mr. Ingham today. "At that time *'
thorougli investigation will be made, an?i
any company that may be found to be
operating in violation of the law will be
prosec uted "
Bill for Divorce Dismissed.
Chief Justice Clabaugh. holding Kuuity
I Court No. 1, yesterday dismissed the bil
! for divorce brought last November by
I Carolyn M. Lester against William L.
Lester. Attorney II. Newton Donaldson
I lepresentcd the defendant,
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