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Seeing Capital's Sights. MANY GO TO MT. VERNON Government Laboratories Praised by Distinguished Scientists. DELEGATES TO LEAVE TONIGHT President Taft Makes Address of Welcome and Holds Reception at White House. Scientific "Washington was inspected to day by representatives from almost even" country In the world. Following' the pre liminary sightseeing of yesterday the del egates to the eighth international congress of applied chemistry with their scientific! instinct searched and researched all of Washington for information This morning the majority of the chemists went to Mount Vernon, but many "f them devoted their sightseeing ambi tions to the downtown districts. Compliments from all sides were heard regarding the chemical and other labora tories at the Department of Agriculture. That the United States is carrying on the work of advancement along the most modern lines is the opinion of the dele Kates. Many sight-seeing automobiles left the New WJlIard early this morning for Mount \ ernon. and this afternoon the various departments of the government were vis ited. Special trains carrying the delegates back to New York will leave the Union station late this afternoon. President Greets Delegates. Greeting the assembled scientists from ? wheeled chair. President Taft yester day afternoon apologized for the lame ness which prevented the courtesy of .standing in the presence of so much brain, and held a formal reception in a most informal manner in the east room at the White House. Here the President delivered a brief address of welcome to the visiting delegates, after which he was wheeled to the lawn where he shook hands with scores of the visitors. I" hls address President Taft discussed the great importance of chemical re search and its value to the world, and he dwelt particularly upon a discussion of the patent question, observing that there Is great room for improvement in the I nlted States patent office. "I observe," said the President, "that in your various divisions you discuss many different questions not peculiarly cnemical. 1 note a consideration of the question of patents?what patents ought to include, and what kind of a patent system ought to be adopted by each gov ernment. in rave p,avod H V"'V great part IrJ l deJe,opni<*"t Of the United States, * , have given to patentees a verv valuable monopoly f?r the purpose of < ^covering by their industries new meth \Vh.thL *cc?mplis!,inf!r useful results, hether we ha\e made this monopoly too "?* Ls now the *ubject of con sideration by a commission provided for > Congress. There is certainlv great ^V?r.lm?r?rm*nt ln the machinery of our patent office, and it would be well if more value could inhere in the issuing of a patent as an evidence of real prop erty. Now however, until a patent has ?*en fought through the courts people do not seem to regard it as of a great deal of monopoly value." Opportunities for Reform. ' may add, ' President Taft continued, "that one of the great opportunities for reform, in my judgment, is in the short ening of patent litigation and the re ducing of its expenditures. I know very little about chemistry, but I know a good deal about patent litigation. I know the amount of money that has been unnec essarily wasted, and the inequality that has been produced between the rich liti gant and the poor litigant, by reason of the unnecessary expense of that liti gation. This ls one of the things thai alls for immediate remedy. "It is not essential that we should make record of lO.OUO printed pages at 130 a iy for experts and $100 a day for patent wyers. 1 have no objection to patent :perts. I have no objection to patent wyers, but I think we can have too uch of both of them. What ought to ippen is that the expert should be called 0 open court, should there be examined the principal points of the ciase, and dismis. ed, and not have that inter table system of records, which every ge who has had any experience in re ct to patent laws must condemn, on one hand, because of its uselessness, 1 on the other because of its expense! ? i observe that I am willing to make a erion in the direction of which I know ething." Reception at Smithsonian. .embers of the board of regents and e secretary of the Smithsonian Insti tution. Dr. ( harles I). Walcott, received .ast night in honor of the visiting dele gates. Th*> reception, which was a bril liant affair, was held at the New Na tional Museum. In the receiving line were Richard Rathbun. assistant secre tary of the institution: Dr. E. W. Morley of Hartford, Conn., honorary president of the congress; Dr. William H. Nichols of New \ork, president of the congress, ar.d Mrs. Nichols; Sir William and .Lady Ramsay of I*>ndon; prof. Deon l.indet of Paris, Dr and Mrs. Harvev \V. Wiley. Dr. and Mrs. Krank W. Clark.- and Dr. hftrles -J?. \\ alcott. The presentations were made by Dr. Marcus Benjamin of tie Smithsonian Institution. The Marine l.and, stationed in the room which con lalns the Roosevelt collection of African wild animals, furnished music. Chemistry Boon to Japan. 'I hat tl.c application of chemical dis cov i' ies regarding agriculture is the sal vation of Japan is the opinion of Dr Jokichino Kniori of Japan, a delegates to the eighth International Congress of Ap Riitd Chemistry, jn session at Continental Memorial Hall. In J:ip..n. .-aid Dr. Kmori, ' we have where only the use of t.i. u.OM i.na,. methods Will make i n .i-1 iciutura 1 products come any fulfilling the demand." ' "av?- studied conditions in France where >-oil which has been worked for of vt-ars Ls still producing. In Ameriea the vast expanse of land has niaii> tfii farmers careless, and the result is that much of the land has been wasted. j There is no question, however, but that a great portion of the 'wasted' land in America can be reclaimed. Chemistry embodies the study of the natural re sources of any land. The conservation of moisture or any of the necessary fea tures of land is a subject in which the chemist is vitally interested. U. S. Exports to Cease. ?'Although the vast expanse of farming land in the United States has been able to produce enough food products to till the demand and at the same time export much to Europe, the time will come that the United States will use all of its prod ucts. "AJJ over the world it is said that the nittd States wastes land and I am sure that the assertion is true in many re spects. "Japan is small in area and its popu lation is large; therefore ,the feeding of the populace is of most Importance "Japanese are noted for the small va riety of food they require, but neverthe less a certain quantity, though small, is required. ' Dr Emorl said that Instead of thinking of war Japan was looking to the ad vimtmeji of the Japan-American trade. HOPS INCREASED ON MEXICAN BORDER Appearance of Large Number of Rebels at Ojinaga Makes It Necessary. The appearance of a large number of Mexican rebels at Ojinaga has made It necessary to increase the American patrol force in the Big Bend section, and troops are being sent from Fort (Mark. Seven hundred rebels are encamped ten miles below Quitman, and the rebel general j Salazar, with 1,000 men, is in the Capu tlan mountain."--, west of Sablnal station on the Mexican Northwestern railway. Neither side is moving to attack, and the border troubles are as bad as formerly. I Three hundred rebels are encamped eighteen miles southeast of Juarez, and Gen.? Salazar seems to command a large section of territory bounded by Guzman, I Casas Grandes, Ojitos and Boca Grandes. I where he has been receiving reinforce-1 ments from Sonora. Gen. Schuyler reports that Cananea is now safe, but that the situation at Na- I cozari is precarious. Folowing strong representations from the State Department, a new trial has *>een granted W. C. Nichols, the American citizen recently sentenced to eight years' I imprisonment for killing the desperado I Cevalles, whom he had been empowered | to arrest. The case, which was original ly tried at Tampico. now goes to the 1 Mexican court of appeals at Victoria, I state of Tamaullpas. The date for the new trial has not yet been set. Cremate Wealthy Merchant. MEXICO CITY. September 5.?Zapat istas. crossing from the states of Guer- I rero and Puetila into the state of Oaxaca, are reported to have captured San Miguel Ahuehuetillan yesterday and after sack- I ing the town to have celebrated their vie- I tory by burning most of the houses. Carlos Mendez, a wealthy merchant, was seized and cremated in the flames of his own store. Volunteers made a sharp fight, but were overcome by the invaders. The I barbarities that followed were similar to I those reported from other districts at- I ?tacked by the Zapatistas. The leader of the rebel band is said to be Eufemio I Zapata, a brother of Emiliano and Cen-1 teno. and one of the men who broke jail in Puebla after having been confined on , the charge of being guilty, with others, of murdering five Germans, one a woman, at Covadonga. A part of the rebel band, later in the , day, according to the reports, was en gaged by state troops in a hard fight at Silacayoapam, a short distance away. FOREIGN CONSULS ACT AGAINST N. Y. LAWYER Two Nations Demand His Removal as Drowned Wom an's Executor. NEW YORK, September 5.?Consu lar representatives of two foreign na- | tions interested themselves today in the ease of Burton W. Gibson, a New York lawyer, against whom the Aus trian _ consulate started proceedings yesterday to have him removed as executor of the will of Mrs. RosaSzabo, ; a widow. She was drowned not long ago In Greenwood Lake, Orange county, while in company with Gibson in a rowboat. She left an estate of about $10,000. According to John J- Broderick, the act ing consul general for Great Britain. Mr. Gibson was counsel and adviser for John Rice O'Neill, a British subject, who dis appeared more than a year ago after win- I ning a $10,000 damage suit from a rail road company for loss of a leg. The British consulate made efforts several months ago to irace O'Neill, but without avail. I In 1906 Gibson was counsel for Mrs. Alice Rinnan, who was killed in her 1 home in the Bronx. The murder was never solved. On the recommendation of the coroner's jury Gibson was held in $25,000 bail pifiding investigation of the case, but he was re leased on a habeas corpus writ, and the : matter was dropped. He subsequently brought suit for false arrest. j Served With Papers. Mr. Gibson appeared at his law office in downtown New York this morning, and said that he had no statement to make. I "I may have something to say later," he added. A lawyer representing the Austrian consul general appeared at Gibson's of fice shortly before noon and served him with an order from the surrogate to show cause September 17 why he should not be removed as administrator of Mrs. Szabo's estate. A detective em ployed by the Austrian consul was sta tioned throughout the morning in the building where Mr. Gibson's office is situated, while reporters besieged .the lawyers for an extended statement. TO REINVEST THE FUNDS Mail Clerks' Organization Votes to Make Surplus Earn More Money. NORFOLK, Va., September 5.?Adopt ing the recommendation of National President Bradley, the United States Railway Mall Service Mutual Ben efit Association today amended Its constitution, providing for the invest ment of the organization's surplus funds in such municipal bonds as the laws of the state of Massachusetts make eligible for investments by sav ings banks of that state. This means investment of all funds at 4 per cent interest. At present the asso ciation invests $76,000 in governmental bonds at only 2 per cent interest. Secretary Corning today urged an In crease in annual dues from $1.50 to $2 per annum, the money realized to be devoted to the extension of organization activities, with special reference to the securing of new policyholders. A divi sion of opinion developed. A proposition is on to have the 11)14 ses sion of the association eliminated, with the next meeting fixed for 1015 at San Francisco. The convention will not de cide this question, which must be de termined later by the executive commit tee at Chicago. EXTORTION IS CHARGED. Alderman and Preacher Jailed in New York on Woman's Story. NEW YORK, September 5.?After being locked up all night, unable to procure bail, Alderman Percy L. Davis and Bben J. Owens, an evangelist, were arraigned in police court today and held In $10,000 bail for examination. They are charged with endeavoring to extort $5,000 from Mrs. Eva B. Carroll for the purchase ot an alleged affidavit reflecting on her character. Viola Dawson, formerly Mrs. Carroll's maid, was arrested today as a material witness. The affidavit in question pur ported to have been made by her. DIMM LEAD Win "Surprise Fire" Stage of New Jersey Team Match. PRESENT PRIZES TONIGHT Famous Dryden Trophy Shoot to Be Staged Tomorrow. LOCAL CKACKS SHOW ABILITY Do Remarkable Work in Tying for First Place in Enlisted Men's Event. RIFLE RANGE, SEAGIRT. N. J. September 5.?The wind shifted last night! and blew away to sea the bank of fog which interfered with the shooting in the Seagirt tournament yesterday, and at 8 o'clock this morning the riflemen began an exceptionally busy shooting day in an effort to catch up. It was decided to eliminate from the program today the <500 and 1,000-yard stages of the New Jersey national team match, and to have the scores made at thope ranges in the Dryden trophy match tomorrow count instead. Competitors were shooting this morn ing in the surprise fire stage of the New Jersey national team match, the marine corps match, and the enlisted men s team match. This afternoon is being devoted to the du Pont novelty match, the Marine Corps match and the Llbbey match. District Team in Lead. At the conclusion of the "surprise fire" stage of the New Jersey national team match the District of Columbia team was leading all competitors by a margin of ten points, with a score of 517. The stand ing of the other competitors was: Iowa. 507; Marine Corps, 504; Alabama, 407; Texas, 488; Massachusetts, 487, and New Jersey. 456. The contest will not be ] concluded until late tomorrow. Presentation of prizes won to date is announced for tonight, following the an nual meeting of the National Rifle* As sociation of America. Tomorrow, the twelfth day of the meet, will be the banner day, when the famous Dryden trophy match will be staged. This probably will be one of the hardest | fought matches of the year, as the trophy is one of the handsomest donated in the | interest of rifle shooting. This match is open to teams of eight men each, the distance being 200, 600 and 1.000 vards. with ten rounds per man at each distance. To the team making the highest aggregate score, in addition to a cash prize of ?loO will be presented the Dryden trophy, to be held during the year by the head of the corps or organization winning it. To the team making the second highest score will be awarded $1W and to the team making the third high est score, $50. The match was won last year bv Ohio. The trophy was presented by United States Senator John F. Dry den from New Jersey. Local Cracks Show Ability. In tying the first Massoehusetts t?am yesterday at the OOO-yard stage of the en listed men's match the District riflemen did some remarkable shooting and dem onstrated their ability with the rifle under most unfavorable conditions. The four day rain which had bothered the riflemen so much had practically disappeared, but a heavy fog hung over the rine range, en veloping the targets in such a manner that it was impossible at times to see them. Occasionally the men would get a slight glimpso of the target and would blaze away and score their hits. The next instant it would 'be completely obliterated. The match was late in starting by rea son of the heavy mist. Six men were j entered in the match from the District. Lieut. Col. Glendie B. Young, coaching | riflemen from the other states, lying alongside the District sharpshooters, waited for the fog to lift, with the re sult that when time was nearly up they began firing in rapid succession so as to finish within the limit and not forfeit their chances for a prize. The District men, in the meantime, however, fired in a regular and consistent manner, when conditions permitted, and when they fin ished still had time to spare. Tied for First Place. At the conclusion of firing at the 200 yard stage the District and Massachu setts teams were tied for first place, with 279, and the other teams finished In the following order: First team, U. S. Marine Corps, third, 278; second team, Massa chusetts, fourth, 276; Iowa, fifth, 274; second team, U. S. Marine Corps, sixth, 272; third team, IT. S. Marine Corps, sev enth, 270; Maryland, eighth, 267, and fourth team, lT. S. Marine Corps, ninth, 250. The match was an interesting and exciting one, and drew a large gallery of | spectators. Sergt Alfred G. Schmidt carried off the honors at the short range, with 50 out. of a possible 50, scoring 10 consecu tive bull's-eyes, with Corp. John W. Payne next with 40. at the same dis tance. The boys shot like veterans, and their work was i>f the highest order at all times during this stage. It did much to encourage them wlit-n they started | work at the long range in the afternoon. The scores of the District team at. the conclusion of the fiOO-yard stage were: Sergt. Alfred G. Schmidt, 50; Corp. J. W. Payne, 40; Sergt. J. D. Schriver, 40; Sergt, Charles E. Groom. 45; Private R. H. Clouser, 4fi, and Corp. J. Ralph Fehr, 44. Fog Postpones DXatcn. At 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon the Marine Corps match, which had been postponed on account of the heavy mist over the range, was announced as about to begin. The contestants, numbering nearly 300 men, assembled and waited for conditions to improve. They lay on their arms without firing a shot all aft ernoon. The wind was blowing from the ocean, carrying with It the thickest mist seen in this vicinity for years. It put a blanket over the entire reservation and brought everything to a complete stand still. The match is being shot today in order to catch up with the program. Fourteen men are endeavoring to pile up good scores in this match in order to strengthen their chances on the Palma trophy team. They are Lieut. Col Glendie B. Young, team captain; Capt. F. H. Heldenreich; Capt. Frank W. Holt. Lieut. Thomas F. McAnally, Lieut. Ralph Alderman, Lieut. Harry C. Caldwell, Lieut. Richard Powers, Lieut. Thomas Brown, Lieut. Harry E. Burton, Sergt. Frank F. McFadyen, Sergt. Alfred G. Schmidt, Sergt. Joseph D. Schriver, Corp. J. Ralph Fehr and Private Charles E. Groome. Company Team Tyro Scores. In the company team match, tyro, which was captured by Company L, first team, 3d Pennsylvania Infantry, with a score of 136, Company K, 1st District of Columbia Infantry, tool* second hon ors, with 132. The individual scores: COMPANY K. 1ST INFANTUY.. 200 yfls. 500 yds. Total. Kahr* 22 24 40 Afraramoute 23 23 46 Gerber 20 20 40 Totals 65 67 132 COMPANY G. 2D INFANTRY. 200 yds. 500 yds. Total. Joynes 21 SCt 44 Come 11 1? 22 41 Mclntyre 21 23 44 Total* 61 6S 129 COMPANY K, 2D INFANTRY. 200 yds. 500 yds. Total. Richardson 23 24 47 Martin 22 1? 41 Reich 22 18 40 Totals 67 61 128 COMPANY C. 2d INFANTRY. sue yds. yda. Total, i Lieut. Klotx 20 23 43 SERIOUSLY INJURED IN 'AEROPLANE. AVIATOR "BUD" MARS. OL.EAN, N. Y., September 5.?"Bud" Mars, the aviator, is in the Olean General Hospital with dangerous Injuries, the result of a fall while he was making a flight at the county fair here. His biplane, after rising from the half-mile track, suddenly dipped and crashed Into the fence. Sergt. Klotz J? 21 40 Knight 21 23 44 Totals ?> 67 127 COMPAXI M. 2.1 INFANTRY. 200 yds. 0<K? yds. Total. Taylor 21 21 42 Hamilton 20 22 42 Crawford 20 2o 40 , Totals 61 63 12* COMPANY B, 1st INFANTRY. 200 yds. 500 yds. Total. McFavden 21 22 43 Turn?r 19 21 40 Roberts 22 18 40 Total* 62 61 136 In this match Company G finished fourth.; Company K, 2d Infantry, sixth; Company C, seventh; Company M, elev enth. and Company B, twelfth. Fourteen teams competed in the event. Silhouette Match to Marines. Tn the Spencer silhouette team match the United States Marine Corps team "killed" three lowans and lost two of j their own men. The New Yorkers "killed" three Jerscymen, New York los ing one man. This tied New York with the Marine Corps. In shooting off the tie, the marines put four New Yorkers out of commission, without losing a man, thus winning first place, second honors going to New York. . The District team "killed" two Alabamans, in return losing one man, making the District team third in the contest, which was fought in a heavy rain, late in the afternoon, with I the targets almost invisible. The District team in this match was composed of Capt. F. H. Heidenreich, Lieut. H. C. Caldwell, Lieut. Richard Powers, Sergt. Alfred G. Schmidt. Sergt. Joseph D. Schriver and Corp. John W. Payne. Eight teams were entered in the contest. Camp Notes. Pneumonia weather is about the hest way to express the conditions which pre vailed on the range since Saturday after noon. A large number lay on their guns waiting for clearing conditions in order to complete their scores. The annual meeting of the National Rifle Association of America for the elec tion of officers and directors to fill the j places of those whose terms of office ex pire January 1 next and to dispose of j such other appropriate business will be held tonight at the clubhouse. The war correspondents from Wash ington defeated a team of crack shots from Ohio in a bowling contest at Manas quan, N. J., last night. As the meet draws to a close arrange ments are being made for the return trip of the District team. It is quite probable the team will leav?- here Saturday night about S.41 over the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, arriving in Washington Sunday morning at 7..V> o'clock. A number will stop over in Philadelphia. Lieut. Col. Glendle B. Young, team captain, is highly pleased at the show ing of his men this year. He has a number of youngsters who are shoot ing on the brigade team for the first time, and some of them have equaled the scores of the crack shots of the country in the various matches. He is greatly encouraged at the outlook and hopes to have a strong team in the national matches at Camp Perry next year. Notwithstanding the undesirable weath er conditions of the past week, the Dis trict riflemen continue to take their salt-water dip each morning before breakfast. Corp. John W. Payne is shooting on the brigade team for the first time this year. That no mistake was made when he was selected is proved by excellent scores which he has recorded since his arrival. The District marksmen are fighting for every point they make Yesterday one of the range officers erred in total ing the Scoreboard. The matter was re ported to Col. Young, and immediately taken up with the proper official. Lieut. Herbert C. Earnshaw, the team quartermaster, dreads the arrival of Saturday, when the boys will break camp. When that time does arrive it means hustle for him to get the trunks, ammunition and luggage ready for ship ment to the train. BIG SlIDE IN CULEBRA Nearly Million Yards Give Way in Troublesome Cut. Another big slide of nearly a million yards of earth occurred in the trouble some Culebra cut in the Panama canal August 20, according to the Canal Rec ord. There is this peculiarity about the uneasy earth movements in the cut?a big section of the bank suddenly sinks and corresponding mass of earth is pro jected out of the bottom of the channel. This particular slide overflowed one of! the construction tracks and partly buried a steam shovel. The latest break in the cut, which let the water into the channel from what is known as the Obispo diversion, is now under control. One result of the contin ued slides has been to make It necessary to remove to a safe place the commission clubhouse, part of which already had movea nineteen inches toward the cut. Engineers are watching with great in terest the filling of the great lake at Gatun, which has been going on since the outlet gates were closed August 17. The surface of the lake is rising about a half a foot a day, its spread being plain ly perceptible. STABTS BITTER ARGUMENT. Statement Life Can be Created by | Chemicals Arouses Scientists. LONDON. September 5.?Prof. Schae fer's declaration that life can be created by chemical act<?n has created wide spread discussion and controversy among scientists and laymen. Newspapers throughout *he country comment on the theory of the president of the British Association, surmising that it will prove a topic of bitter argument. They compare it with the epoch-making theories of Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley on the evolution of man. Many ministers of religion have already given interviews in which .they attack the idea tnat life has a beginning merely from the action of chemical elements. TROUBLE GALORE IN DEPARTMENTS (Continued from First Page.) practically all of the clerical work in connection with the mailing will still have to be done at the department. It is true there are a number of regular mailing lists, some of them comprising 6,000 names, but there are an immense number of irregular publication requests, all of which have to receive individual treatment. Last year the mailing divi sion sent out 33.000.0IH) publications. It really handled 38,000,000 in the office. Sometimes the day's mail requesting pub lications runs as high as 3.-000 letters. Few of these can be complied with mechanically. Usually they request more documents than the department has at command. Usually in the same letter there are questions that have to be an swered personally and cannot he answer ed by a publication. Receives Valuable Tips. Sometimes also the department receives a valuable tip as to an impending out break of disease or insect damage. In such cases sometimes a special expert has to be hurried to the scene to head off crop disaster. All these letters have to be handled dif ferently. Sometimes they affect two or three bureaus beside that of publication, and yet their requests have to be han dled bv the mailing division as well. Nat urally," under the law the mechanical work of mailing will have to be trans ferred to the government printing office. But the letters will have to be handled in the department just the same. It is thought that an economy will result by eliminating the drayage between the gov ernment printing office and the Depart ment of Agriculture. Doubt as to Employes. It will not be known for about a fortnight at the government printing office how many of the mailing clerks from the other departments can be taken care of there. Public Printer Donnelly says that his force is always kept at the minimum necessary to handle the current work of his office. When the work of wrapping and mail ing government documents is added to the work of the printing office, additional em ployes will be necessary to do it. Natu rally .the public printer says, hp will first consider the applications of the workers in this line who have dropped from the other departments. How many of them it will be necessary to employ has not yet been considered. , PEISON EE VOLT QUELLED. Quiet Prevails at Jackson Prison, Bat Troops Will Remain. JACKSON, Mich., September 5?All of the inmates of the Michigan state prison with the exception of those alleged to have taken prominent parts in Tuesday's revolt were quiet today. Previous to resuming the operations the wreckage due to the outbreak was clean ed up and about all that remains as evidence of the devastation were thou sands of shattered window panes. No effort was made by the authorities to re place the broken glass. The militia was circled about the prison today and indi cations were that the soldiers probably will t-tay there at least a week. Vegetable Growers Hear Addresses. ROCHESTER. N. Y? September 5.? The Vegetable Growers of America in fifth annual convention here today named a nominating committee, and listened to papers by Dr. C. E. Thome of Wooster, Ohio, on "Maintaining Soil Fertility in Truck Lands," and by Prof. E. .O. Tip pin. Cornell University, on "The Use of Chemicals and Lime in Vegetable Grow ing with Special Reference to Muck Soils." |) | Gordon Holmes With whose work our Sunday Magazine readers are already familiar, and who possesses an inter national reputation as a writer of mystery and de tective stories, has written his greatest story for us. ; "No Other Way" Begins Serial Publication in the next Sunday Magazine of the i! Sunday Star J Roosevelt Has Uproarious Welcome in St. Paul. SPEAKS AT FAIR GROUNDS Crowd So Large That Only a Part Could Hear Him?Little Girl's Song Amuses. ST. PAUL* Minn., September 5.?Col. Theodore Roosevelt arrived In St. Paul today to deliver an address at the Min nesota state fair. The former President and his party arrived In two private cars attached to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific train at 7::?0,thls morning, coming through from Des Moines, where he addressed the progressive state con vention yesterday. A reception committee greeted the colonel when he reached the union sta tion and he was escorted to a local hotel, where breakfast was served. Following the breakfast an Informal reception was held at the hotel, after which Col. Roosevelt went into confer ence with the progressive state central committee. A huge crowd gathered around a plat form erected under the trees on the fair ground to hear Col Roosevelt. While the [people were waiting for the colonel a girl in blue mounted the platform and sang "I'm Afraid. I'm Afraid.'" 'Who's afraid?" the men in the hand chorused. The girl in blue warbled. "I'm afraid of the big bull moose." and the crowd shouted. Col. Roosevelt received an uproarious welcome. The crowd about the platform had been growing steadily for an hour, and only a part of the people could get near enough to hear the colonel. Dethronement of Bosses. The nomination of Woodrow Wilson at the Baltimore convention was assailed by Col. Roosevelt as the work of the demo cratic bosses, in his address at the fair grounds. In his campaign for the repub lican nomination Col. Roosevelt said the "bosses" were dethroned one after an other In states in which there were di rect presidential primaries. "We beat Franklin Murphy in New Jersey, Senator Penrose in Pennsylva nia and Senator Lorimer in Illinois," he said, "but no democratic boss was beaten in his own state. 'In most of the democratic primaries the vote had been against Mr. Wilson. In most cases they were carried by Mr. Clark. In no case in the primary vote was a democratic boss beaten in his own state. The bosses of the demo cratic party were enthroned in power by the result of the Baltimore conven tion. "The fundamental difference between | the democratic and the republican bosses was that the republican bosses k?ew that! our triumph in the Chicago convention meant their death knell and in the Balti more convention it was the bosses them selves who arranged the outcome be cause it perpetuated their rule. "The nomination of Mr. Wilson was ar ranged by Mr. Taggart of Indiana and Mr. Sullivan of Illinois, with Mr. Murphy of New York finally joUiing in." Col. Roosevelt denounced the Canadian j reciprocity act as a "'jup-handled ar rangement under which the farmer paid the freight." Col. Roosevelt replied to Gov. Wilson's speech on the tariff in New York yestcr- J dsij* saving: "If the tariff plank of the democrats is not telling the truth, of course, I need not discuss it with them. If it Is te'ling] the truth, and should be put into effect, it would plunge this country into a period of commercial disasters such as we have | not seen in a lifetime." Pleased With His Day in Iowa. DES MOINES. Iowa, September Five speeches were scheduled for Col. Roosevelt's journey through the state from Keokuk to Des Moines yesterday, but the colonel was called upon for twice that number, finding crowds await ing him wherever his train stopped. The heat was oppressive, and the colonel's face was streaming, but he was well pleased with his day. When Col. Roosevelt reached Des Moines several thousand persons were massed at the railway station. He made his way to his automobile, through a struggling, cheering crowd, and started out at the head of a parade through the city to the hall where the progressive convention was held. All along the wa> the streets were crowded, and the colonel was cheered constantly. V\ hen he reach ed the convention hall he was the ob ject of a tumultuous demonstration. Just before leaving for his train last night he made an address to a throng which filled the street in front of his hotel. Hopes Cummins Will Refuse. In the course of his remarks Col. Roosevelt said: "I see that what s-his name, that congressman from St. L?ouis, i Bartholdt?he is one of the highwaymen has asked Mr. Cummins to debate the Texas, California and Washington con tests at Chicago. ."I hope Mr. Cummins will refuse, for the reason that I wouldn't debeate with a pickpocket the ownership of a watch he has just stolen. If the police are handy I'll hand him over to them. If they are | not, I'll tend to him myself. Any man. any candidate for governor or other office, who has knowledge of the facts and sup ports Mr. Taft. gives us the right to say that, he is not competent to pass upon honesty in public life. For Tariff Revision. Turning to the tariff. Col. Roosevelt said: "I have remained attached to the doc trines the progressives taught three years ago. I don't believe in free trade. On the other hand, I don't believe in the| stand-pat republican tariff. I believe there are a great many shams and hum bugs In the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill. Among the. shams and humbugs was the tariff board. A little sham board was established. It was better than no board, but It had such small powers that it worked with extreme Blowness. and noth ing was accomplished. Our proposal is to have a real tariff commission. We favor a commission which will work speedily, so that in a few months, if the progres sive administration comes In, it can take | up and report on schedule after sched ule." COOK MAY SUCCEED BRYCE. Sir Edward Mentioned as British Envoy Here. Sir Edward T. Cook, the English author | and economist, is the latest person men tioned by rumor as likely to succeed Mr. Bryce as ambassador to the Lnited States. Nothing has been heard at the State Department of such an appoint ment. and the officials are inclined to doubt its probability. Ambassador Bryce Is now on his way to the 1 nlted Mates from a visit to New Zealand, and, so far as official advices are concerned, is to continue his diplomatic duties here Press dispatches from London indi^te that a change Is to be made in the Washington mission, and that Mr. Bryce Is to retire in favor of a younger diplomatist. DENY WORKERS' CHARGES. Piano Manufacturers Probably Will Ignore Higher Wage Demands. NEW YORK, September 5.?Piano manufacturers in this city were today considering a formal letter from the Mu sical Instrument Makers' Union, giving them until September 14 to reply to a demand for a 13 per cent increase in wages. It is probable that the demand will be ignored. The manufacturers dftny that the wages of their employes have not increased in ten years, and say that the wages have kept abreast of the general increases In the wages of the other trades. GOV. WILSON EXPLAINS ATTITUDE ON TARIFF Opposes Exaggerated Protec tion and Deems Free Trade Now Impossible. NEW YORK, September .V?After his first speech In New York city as the democratic nominee for the presidency, delivered last night. Gov. Wilson arose early this morning and took an fci.'W train for Seagirt. Gov. Wilson's address in the metropolis was delivered at the dollar dinner of the Wood row Wilson VVorkingmcns League. Gov. Wilson said: "One of the reasons why I am opposed to an exaggerated protective policy Is that it Is a choosing beforehand to be provincial and to have as little to do with the rest of the world as possible. 1 hear a great deal said nowadays aibout the danger of free trade. There are circum stances in this country which render it absolutely impossible in our tinw." The governor reiterated his opposition to a federal commission to regulate monopolies. Before going to the dinner he met two score editors of foreign language news papers at the National Arts Club. and talked Immigration to them. Discussing Vermont Result. After a conference between Acting Chairman McAdoo of the democratic na tional committee. Senators Pomerene of Ohio and O'Gorman of New York and Representative Burleson of Texas, at which the result in Vermont was thor oughly discussed, it was decided to bend every effort to strengtHen the democratic campaign in Maine up to the last moment before next Monday's election. With that end in view Senator O'Gor man and Representative Burleson left last night for a speaking tour in Maine. Representative A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania started for Maine Tuesday. At the close of the conference on Ver mont Acting Chairman McAdoo gave out a statement in which he said: "The result In Vermont tells a big story for the democrats. The latest returns show that on state issues we have polled more than :5>.00(? votes and reduced the republican plurality to less than 7,000. In other years the republican* have claimed the state by from 25,000 to 33,000 ma joritv. This means th?t the republican party has a big job on its hands to carry the state in November on national Issues. The prospects for Wilson and Marshall carrying Vermont are most gratlfj ing. McCombs Returns From Mountains. William F. McCombs, chairman of the democratic national committee, who has been convalescing from a nervous breakdown at a camp in the Adirondack*, has returned to this city. He said the rest was of great benefit to him, and that he hoped soon to be able to resume work directing the campaign. FINDS LAUD M'GEE AT FUNERAL SERVICES Simple and Beautiful Rites Held for Scientist Who Willed Away Body. Simple and beautiful services were held this morning for Dr. W J McGee, whose death occurred early yesterday morning at the Cosmos Club as the result of a cancerous growth with which he had been afflicted for many years. The serv ices were held at the residence of Glf ford Plnchot, who for years was asso ciated with Dr. McGee in conservation work, and who was a warm friend of the dead scientist. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Charles F. Steck of Epiphany Lu theran Church. After the reading of the 130th and the UOth Psalms by Dr. Steck. brief eulogies of Dr. McGee were deliv ered by Col. Riser, chief clerk of the geological survey; Dr. Whitney, chief of the bureau of soils; John Hyde, Fred erick Newell, director of the reclamation service; J- A. Holmes, chief of the bu reau of mines, and Gifford Pinchot. for mer chief forester, United States forest sprvi^c. The high attainments, ceaseless in iustry, integrity and absolute unselfishness of ur. McGee was the theme of the eulogies, each speaker voicing the belief that in nis death the nation nas sustained a dis tinct loss. Wills Body to Science. Immediately following the services the body was taken to Philadelphia. Dr. Mc Gee having stipulated in his will that at his death his brain should be given to Dr. Edward A. Spitzka. internationally noted brain specialist of Jefferson Medi al College. His body Lr. McGee placed at the disposal of the college for purposes of dissection, in the effort to learn some thing that may prove of value to human ity in regard to the rare form of cancer which caused his death. Mr* McGee, who was Miss Anita New - comb." daughter of the late Prof. Simon NVwcomb. is in Berkeley. Cal.. where *he is conducting a sanitarium and lec turing on hygiene at the I niversity of California. A daughter. Miss Klotho Mc Gee. is at a summer resort on Long Is land. and is shortly to be mfrrted^The remaining child, a son, Lrik, is in Phila delphla. GEN. NUNEZ APOLOGIZES. Cuban Veteran Tells Charge Gibson Assault Is Regretted. Charge Gibson at Havana has reported to the State Department that Gen. Emilio Nunez, president of the National Asso ciation of Veterans, accompanied by a committee of distinguished veterans, called at the legation yesterday to ex press regret for the assault upon him and the newspaper attacks against him and the United States. Mr. Gibson states that they earnestly assured him that neither assault nor the newspaper at tacks are in any way representative of the true feeling of the Cuban people, who have viewed the recent anti-American de velopments with regret and indignation. Therapeutics Body Elects. RICHMOND, Va., September The American Electro Therapeutics Associa tion, in national convention here, elected officers for the cominK year as follows: President Dr. Howard F. Pumphrles, London. England; vice presidents. Dr. George E. Pfahler, Philadelphia, and Dr. E C. Titus. New York; secretary, J. W. Travell, New York. O'Connell Demands Jury Trial. Daniel O'Connell, the proprietor of a saloon at ll-'? 7th street northwest, en tered a plea of not guilty when he was arraigned in the Police Court today on a charge of selling liquor to a minor. He demanded a Jury trial, and Judge Mul lowny fixed bond at $500. Conductor B. F Greaver of Charlottes ville Va., had a narrow escape from death in a freight wreck on the Chesa peake and Ohio railway, near the top of the Blue Ridge mountains. The caboose md four cars jumped the track and went aver an embankment. Greaver grabbed in iron rod and escaped with only a few bruise*, oth legs of a tramp were crushed. ARGUE OVER DRAWS Question of Installing Them on Eastern Branch Bridges. RAILROADS MOSTLY OBJECT Representatives of Citizens' Bodies Speak in Their Fkvor. BEFORE LIEUT. COL. LANGFITT United States Engineer Gives Hear ing on Question at the South ern Building. Favorable and unfavorable argument a were made by representative citizen* an.i representatives of electric and steam rail way companies in regard to the placing of drawn in the various bridge* across the Eastern branch. In connection witt* the improvement of the Anacostia river, at a hearing this morning before I.lent. Col. W. C. I.angtitt of the I'nlted States Engineer Corps, in the Southern build ing. Recommendations digued by representa tives of cl\-lc bodies and of citizens' as- , sociatton*. representing territory contig uous to the Anacostia river, wet* (tied with Col. l^angtltt. as chairman of the engineer corps. They were as follows' "Wc are In favor of the Improvement of the Anacostia river al?ove the Na\ v Yard bridge along the general lines al ready adopted for the project below the bridge, and urge that the navigability til the stream be preserved at least to Beii ning bridge. "We strongly favor th?? construction of wide draws In all bridges spanning the Anacustia river that would In any way Interfere with navigation. "We are unalterably opposed to the construction of a dam which will Inter- # fere with the steady flow of the river ' and create a large body of stagnant water, which would prove a menace to the public health." The recommendation was signed by Thomas W. Smith, president of the Ea** Washington Citizens' Association; Albert Schultels of the Chamber of Commerce, M. I Weller of the Hoard of Trade. Evan Tucker. president of the Northeast Washington Citizens' Association; D. Edwards, president of the Lincoln Par.k Citizens' Association, and A. ?!. llermah. president of the Southeast Washington Citlxens' Association. Mr. Weller Speaks on Question. Mr. Weller spoke on the advisability of closing the river to navigation, by not placing draws In the various bridges He argued also that if a dam is constructed the water would not have a free flow. Dr. William Woodward, health officer of the District, urged that navigation >>? maintained on the river at least at- far up as the Banning brldtce. lie said that If Compress found it expedient not to run the channel aa far up as that point it should l?e dug as far up as East Cap itol street, where it Is proposed to con struct a bridge across the river. Ho said that if this bridge were constructed a ready means of access to the citv could be had by residents on the eastern side of the river. John 8. Planner? of the Philadelphia. Baltimore and Washington Railroad Com pany opposed the construction of drams In the bridges. He said the railroad companv suggests that It Is unnecessary to put in permanent draws. He said it would bo expensive, difficult to operate and dan gerous- He said that the railroad tracks could be raised, which would relieve the railway company of maintaining a draw, and that a bridge more pleasing to the eye could be constructed. C. P. King argued that the bridge of " , the Washington Railway and Electa* Company at Benning road is so that a draw would be unnecessary. Ifs said the railway company does not op pose the improvement of the river, and that if later a draw Is necessary for navi gation it could be put in. Mr. Williams Opposes Draw. G. X. Williams of the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Rail way Company stated his company carries about 1,.'WO,000 passengers across Its bridge to and from Washington In a year, and that if the company were compelled 0 to place a draw In the bridge it would add to danger and loss of time. He said that trains would be delayed some times by the draw being opened for navigation, and that before the company be ordered to place In a draw some es timate as to the tonnage in the naviga tion of the river ought to be made, sin-w ing that it would counteract the t rathe over the bridge. L". J. Phillips, a brick manu'ac urer, stated that his company has ere-' e! a one-hundred-thousand-dollar plu t ? * a quarter of a mile from the r'v. a short distance from the Natiora ing School for Boys, belle*-.n? tij.i time a channel would be dug in th r ? and thus afford navigation with s*-u ? n , states by water. He said he dl . ?>. < think the railroads should be anowed 'o block the river. Others who spoke in favor of the draws were S dney Bieber. D. A. Edwards, president of the Southeast \\ ashliigt"ti Citizens' Association; Attorney C. H- # Mcrillat. Albert .Schultels of the Chamber of Commerce; A. (5. Herman, president of the Southeast Washington citizen*' Association; Allan Davis. W J. Frizz*!!. William Potter, and Evan H. Tucker, president of the Northeast Washington Citizens' Association. BUILDING IS ACTIVE. Nearly Milibn Dollars in Last Month's Operations. Building operations in Washington last . month Involved a total expenditure of S?12.7<ft>, according to the report of Building Inspector Morris Hacker. Pei mlts issued for the construction of new buildings and repair of old ones called for total expenditures, respectively, of $0.12,127 and S1W0.6W The distribution of improvements to tlis various sections of the city was as fol lows : Buildings?Northeast. $64,700; southeast, X'!o,:i4.i; northwest, $157.33); southwest, nothing; county, $H7R.7.V> Repairs?Northeast. southeast. $1.northwest, f235,47.'i; southwest. $2, .'>04; county, $35,K74. , ? MUSICAL CAREER SPOILED. Miss Rella Reid of Washington Gets Married Instead. BOSTON, September a.?The world lias been deprived of a possible successor to Tetrazzini since Arthur Erisman of Bos ton and Rella Reid of Washington ran away from the Hotel Pemberton at Hull and got married August 28. A phonograph disk was responsible for it all, according to the happy bride groom. The affair might be styled a phonograph romance, for Miss Reid a father, Irby W. Reid. by making a r*cord of his daughter's voice and sending it to his friend. Erisman, got the young people interested In each other. Mr. Erisman says there was a quality In Miss field's voice that attracted hlin Immediately. When he learned that alia, whom he remembered only a* a school girl, was nearby in Hull, he arranged to put up at the Pemberton. He found her as charming as her voice, and h? soon began to protest against her reso lutlon of going to Europe to study music. She didn't go. Efforts to locate Mrs. Erisman's father. Irby W. Reid, in Washington, or anv other relatives, proved unavailing to day. His name does not appear in the City Directory. "No Other Way." by Gordotr Holmes, a great mystery tale by an author with an international reputation, begint In our * next Sunday Magazine.