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Star's Sunday Magazine
And Colored Comic Section
Showers today. Monday fair,
with no decided change in temper
ature; moderate northwest winds.
No. 431.? No. 19,275.
Only Condition on Which He
Will Deciine Excise Board
Tight Over His Confirmation and.
That of Oliver P. Newman
' hallenging his opponents to get a
?in*de man of several large groups
With whom he has been associated for
? number of years to appear against
him. Frank R Lord. whose nomination
a member of the excise board is
?>eiiiK fought by the District Antl
Falo?>n I^aifue. last night declared that
he ?ill voluntarily lthdraw his can
didacy if such a man can be found.
In issuing the challenge Mr. Lord
Jnade the follow.ng statement:
"At the conclusion of a talk which I
had this morning *lth Andrew Wilson
cf the Anti-Saloon League and the
J*ev. Dr. Van Schaick. In Mr. Wilson's i
office. 1 ?r. \ an Schaick suggested that 1
ask t hat my name be withdrawn
from consideration as excise commis
siorer not because he had anything
p* ?: scnally against me. but because, as
h? expressed it. there was 'a public
sentiment- against me Mr. Wilson sec
onded Dr. Van Schaick's request, and
J politely, but rirmly declined to adopt I
tneir su arrest ion.
Modifies His Refusal.
1 desire, however, to modify my re
fusal to withdraw to this extent:
For about thirteen years I was ac
corded the privileges of the floor of the
House of Representatives as the repre
sentative of press associations, and
had a desk upon the floor of tha hall.
7 'JnirT thiat ,tirne and ,n that capacity
I enjojed the personal acqr 'ntance
/ifrHL'*?* thar seven or hundred
niff< rent members of that bodv. If Dr
^ an .schaick or Mr. Wilson will bring
an? one of that number of anv pollti-al
rart> in the present or In any past
I ? ii7 r iW ? T.U1 tPstifv against me
voluntarily withdraw.
I here are more than TOO members
the press gallery, of which I have
If Drv?? % Ke?n,her f?r n,nnj* >ea?
If I)r. \an Schaick or Mr. Wilson will
iVJ'i ,any ?'ie of them to testify
against me I will voluntarily with
"For several years f reported the pro
e^Hngs of the District courts and In
' capacity became acquainted with
vnauy members of the bar of the Dis
trict of Columbia. If Dr. Van Schaick
pr Mi \\ ,ison W jl, bring any member
J, 1,ar w'ho is acquainted with me.
Ptr. Wilson alone excepted, who will
testify against me I will voluntarilv
Additions to His List.
"For several years prior to that I
*as a police reporter. If either of the
two gentlemen named will bring any
I'O.ice offl.er. from Maj. Sylvester down
to the newest recruit, who will testify
ftcainst me. I will withdraw.
. Moreover, if I?r. Van Schaick or Mr.
Wilson will bring any banker or busi
ness man of Washington with whom
I have ever had any dealings who
will testify against me. I will volun
tarily withdraw.
"I will not ask for cumulative testi
mony, but merely one witness from
among these several groups of men.
If. as F?r Van Schaick says, there Is
*a public sentiment' against me. it
ouerht to be quite easy for them to j
bring one man from nmonir these sev- |
eral hundred men who will express that
sentiment ami thus clear the way for ?
my withdrawal."
The men who are opposing the con- J
lirmation of Mr. Lord as a mem- 1
b-r of the excise board have not ask
ed the Senate District committee to
grant a hearing Ardrew Wilson, presi
dent of the District Anti-Saloon
T ???itrue. m;.de this clear last night. j
They have simply presented what fa^ts
t! ev have about Mr. I>ord to the com
mittee. ard have asked President Wil
son to withdraw the nomination.
Statement by Andrew Wilson.
Andrew Wilson said la?t night, dls- I
cussing a report of a conversation be- j
? ween Mr Tx>rd. Rev. John Van Schaick
f 1 himself yesterday, to the effect that i
? r. Lord had been called In and asked to
withdraw h!s candidacy, that Mr. I/ord,
end not himself, had sought the Inter
?* ew.
Mr. !-ord asked- me to see him for a '
*' ort taik " said Mr. Wilson, "and 1
7- .?<!'!>? consented to ? him, as was nat
V al. T a*k*d Mr. Van Schaick to be ;
T ??"ent We hart a lone talk. In the
?<tiirse of Which 1 tolrt \ir. I.ord just what
' id done to oppose him and explained
I -flowed hlni a copy of some court
Proceedings which I had left at the White
Mr Ix>rd gave an explanation of a'
r after mentioned in thes- proceedings. I
T> e ipshot of the conversation was that!
J will continue to oppose Mr. I.ord. for
r- nsonv whf<-h I cons'der sufficient." '
Mr. l ord has n?ver hart any idea of
i--^lnu that his nomination be withdrawn
*>r?d said yesterday that he was content
to all?.w the question to rest with mem
? '? rs of the Seriate. He sa d he thought
lie t;tcti?-s of his opponents consisted
a rue \ in "mud slinging." His friends
?'< pportlng him strong'?- and sa\ he
v '! make an excellent excise hoard mem
Smith's Record Scrutinized.
hither Koltert 'J Smith, the third
im.nber of the Ixiard named by President
?' .s >ii w,ll he opposed by the Anti-Saloon
? * -'It? has not been decided, according
to Mr. Wilson, ins record is still being
looked Up,
i* ui.dei.vtood that the President at
? ?ne time had almost decided to appoint
?n?- man a member of the excise hoard
who was entirely acceptable to the tem
t-'-ranee forces without being a radical
temperance man. Just who this man s
t'.e temperance leaders will not sa>, but
? ? ' > protest to think it probable that the
J' ->idrnl Vv ill appoint him to the place
" ?<<ie vacdrit by the withdrawal ot the
bam. of John It. Colpoys.
Important developments in the ti>;ht
#?e: jie District commissionerships
4 '? members of the excise board are
I !?????:ed Tuesday when President Wil
? *. returns from his short vacation,
r o tbe Senate District commitie"
^'i'is a meeting to -onsitier the Presi
r'ts nominations for these positions.
i' was generally expected last night
vv '.!?> interested in the tight over
m ? ??onRrmation of the nomination of
y'i-T P. Newman lis one of the Com
missioners that the Senate District
r? rnmittee will decide to give a liear
? ^ before taking any dellnite action
"ii a. i. Newman's nomination. This will
'?"in that the question raised over his
eligibility will he thorouKhly aired
_ vo meetings?one in opposition to
r New loan ii'?l the other In his favor
will be held tomorrow. A subcom
mittee of the "District home rule com
mittee" is to meet tomorrow afternoon
in the office of J \V. Staggers in the
Washington Loan and Trust building,
and in the evening supporters of Mr.
Newman will meet at the Building
Trades Hall.
Both Sides Active.
The "District home rule committee"
had men at work all of last week look
ing tip evidence regarding Mr. New
man's eligibility which the leaders ex
pect to present to the Senate District
committee when it takes up the matter
of his confirmation.
Friends of Mr. Newman are resting
secure in his assurance that he knows
lie is eligible, and that he would not
j have allowed his name to be sent to
the Senate if he were not. They believe
implicitly in Mr Newman's ability to
Indications last night were that
Frederick L Slddons will be confirmed
by the Senate as the other District
Commissioner without any opposition.
No one has objected to him up to the
Is Shown Over "Summer
White House" for First Time
by Mrs. Wilson.
If Anything Happens Here Requir
ing Attention President Will
at Once Return.
CORNISH. N. H? July 5.?President
Wilson, always fond of simplicity and se
clusion when seeking rest and diversion
from official duties, found in his summer
home here, which he saw for the first
time today, the extreme of isolation and
Arriving at noon at Harlakenden House,
which has been leased for two years as
a summer capital, the President saw no
one but members of his family. Absoli ' -
ly no nop pot Inside the big gate, a quar
ter of a mile from the house, to catch a
glimpse of the President. The evening i
was spent at home In the shadows of oil ?
lamps and candles, for there are no elec
tric lights in Cornish.
T he President's arrival was inconspicu
ous nnd attracted little attention. Wind- J
sor, Vt.. the nearest town of any si \ !
contributed a handful of people out of its ,
2 noo population to greet the President. Ex- j
cept for a single cheer there was no j
demonstration. Along the way some ' I
the natives waved a flag and occasionally !
an apron fluttered, but the ascent of three j
and a half miles to llarlakenden House j
was uneventful. The secret service oper- J
aftrw grouped in a ear behind, traveled '
along with difficulty as the President's j
machine plowed through the loose sand 1
and left in its wake an atmosphere thick
with clouds of dust.
Cooled Toward Evening.
The weather was hot and sultry most of
the day. but cooled somewhat toward
evening. The President was taken on a
sightseeing tour of his home by Mrs.
Wilson immediately on his arrival. -Ae
stepped out to the portico that fronts on
the Connecticut river. Looking down,
however, he saw. a moss-covered stream
shallow, and filled with logs and debris!
The President took a nap in the after-!
noon and a short motor ride before
Miss Jessie Wilson returned tonight
with her fiance. Francis Dowes Savr*\
They had been visiting in Pennsvlvania
and had spent today at Williamstown
Mass.. with President Garfield of Williams
College, ,,f which Mr. Say re is a graduate.
The family circle was not complete, how
ever, as Miss Margaret Wilson, the old
est daughter, is visiting near Madison.
W is., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
E. Davies.
Secretaries Not With Him.
; The President brought with him only
j his physician. Dr. Gary Grayson. U. S. N.,
leaving behind all secretaries and ste
nographers. He said he expected to do
no work, but would '?loaf.?, He denied
himself to the correspondents throu^ho^t
his visit, declaring that if anything of
importance developed at Washington re
quiring comment from him he would go
; there Immediately and become fully a<l
vised of the situation before expressing
I himself.
| On Monday he probably will plav golf
His schedule calls for departure Tuesday"
but there is a possibility that his stay
may be lengthened if legislative affairs
in Washington are not pressing.
i Several Persons Also Injured by
Wind at Marietta. Ohio.
MARIETTA. Ohio. July .*>.?Several per
sons were Injured and considerable prop
I erty damage was caused by a terrific
wind and rainstorm which broke over
: this city this afternoon.
A rainfall of of an inch within ten
minutes was recorded. Many houses
were unroof.d and trees were uprooted
J in all parts ?>f the city. %
X great volume of water w;is poured
into the Muskingum river, sweeping out
l a pontoon bridge over which a half hun
: dr. <) persons fleeing from the storm had
|just passed.
! Women Who Interrupt Chancellor's
Speech Roughly Ejected.
London, July 5.?Seven suffragettes
;aiul their six male champions, ?>ne of
whom was a clergyman, were ejected
for raising a disturbance during the
speech this afternoon of Chancellor
Lloyd George at a garden party or
ganized by the radicals at West Is
Despite the chancellor's plea that the
removal of the disturbers be done Ken
tlv, one woman was handled so badly
she had to receive medical treatment.
From that on the chancellor's speech
was without interruption.
Takehito of Japan Is Victim of
TOKIO. July .V?Prince Takehito of the
llouse ot Arisugawa-No-Miya, who is
afflicted with tuberculosis is critically 111.
He is head of a collateral branch of the
| inieprial family.
Prince Takehito was born in 1862. and
j served with distinction in the Jap&nese
I Chinese war.
In Midst of Oratorical and At
mospheric Hot Air He Calls
for Quorum.
Measure for Special Committee to
Probe- Mulhall Charges Goes
Over to Wednesday.
Starting off with a flourish of trumpets
and cracking of whips fraily. the
Houso lobby Investigation resolution bag
ged down yesterday afternoon about 3:45
o'clock, and there it will stick until next
Wednesday, when the House meets again
and the leaders can in-span and dra.^ it
Fact of the matter is. the House fair'y
talked itself into a statf of exhaustion.
The atmospheric and oratorical hot air
made a combination that was fatal f">r
the occasion. Members became fretful,
not to say peevish, and finally Minority
deader Mann, whosi disposition was set
on a hair trigger anyhow as the day
wore along, settled the whole afTalr for
the time being by raising the point of no
quorum, and the meeting broke up.
The proceedings were powerfully seri
ous for i he most part, apd conducted
with a gravity most ponderous. The
only break was in the vociferous en
thusiasm with which the House bowled
out a provision for "legal assistance" to .
the prospective special committee. This
was in memoriam of the employment of
Samuel I'ntermyer as special counsel to j
the late Pujo money trust committee, an
incident that has rather stuck in the)
craw of many in the House ever since I
the expense account of that committe
was turned in. ?
Levy Started Ball Boiling.
It was Mr. Levy of New York who
started the ball rolling over the prospec
tive "legal counsel" item. He was op
posed to the investigation throughout, and
sat fretting and fuming all through the
Ions; and wearisome debate until the time
came to offer his amendment striking out
the provision. Mr. Henry of Texas had a
little sport at Mr. I evy's expanse, never!
dreairimr that the House would eliminate j
a provision which :s generally supposed to
he desirable to Mr. Henry, but some other
more vigorous taikers than Mr. I^evy
came to the rescue of that bebadgered
gentleman, and when the votes were
counted, the "legal counsel" was stricken
out. m to 32.
Mr. Henry wanted to tight it through a
count by tellers, hut Mr. Mann warned
him that he would demand a quorum,
which in the circumstances would e
equivalent to asking for the maon* and
Mr. Henry submitted with the best grace
Hair Splitting All the Time.
All this time the House had been amend
ing the resolution, hair splitting over
terms, but in a conscientious efTort to |
tighten the resolution and broaden its
scope. Finally Mr. Mann served notice
that if they didn't quit gabbling and pass
their resolution he would demand a
quorum at 3:45. He allowed that it was
a Saturday afternoon, pretty hot, and
; some members wanted to get out ? of i
Whether they thought he was bluffing |
1 or what not, they disregarded his threat,
I and were in the midst of a spirited dis
I i ussion over the meaning of the term
I "executive session" of a committee,
w'hen Mr. Mann arose, pulled up the
: sleeves of his pongee coat from his heat
I ed wr!sts and announced with more
; cheerfulness than he had exhibited for
I hours: ?
; "It's a quarter to 4 and there's no
i quorum."
And that broke up the party. The |
[ resolution went over to next Wedneft
I dav
it became apparent yesterday that
there will be some question over what the
j committee is to investigate. Mr. Henry
is generally credited with having definite
ideas about going after the alleged or- i
j ganization that is said to have manipu
lated in behalf of currency legislation,
for one thing.
Work of the Anti-Saloon League.
But he ma. not have full swing in that
] direction. It is whispered about that lay
i ing bare the work of that organization
I may make it unpleasant for some demo- j
t'rats high in the party. Then, some J
others want to show up the work of the
Anti-Saloon League in connection with
legislation, a number are anxious to turn
t1 light on the National Grange that is
fighting for the farmers, while there is
widespread eagerness to hale some labor I
organizations before the bar of publicity.
The responsibility will in the end fall
upon the committee of seven men to be I
appointed by the Speaker, and everything
depends upon the personality of the com
mittee. The first work will be to clear
the names of members of the House men- |
| tioned in the Mullhall letters, but that
i will be a case of "short horse, soon cur
1 ried," in the opinion of the leaders. When
that done, the committee will decide
i which lines to follow next.
It is* not impossible that when the
j House takes up the subject again next
I W? (lnesday, the membership of the com
' uiittee may be increased. 'Juite a senti
' ment ;n favor of a larger committee was
j evidenced yesterday in the de^ite.
' Dayton Coal and Iron Company
Creditors File Petition.
j CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. July 5?An
?amended petition asking for the appoint
ment by Ae bankruptcy court of a re
; celver for the Dayton Coal and Iron Com
j pany was tiled in the I'nited States dis
trict court this afternoon by Chattanooga
arid Birmingham creditors.
The amendment charges mainly that
the present receivers, H. K. Nyyes, for
mer general manager of the company, and
Archibald Bowman of New York, were
appointed by the stiite court "at the in
stance and bv the procurement" of the
j I'ayton Coal and Iron Company, Limited;
| that they are now directed and con
trolled in their actions by the said*com
pany, and that they are, therefore, not
suitable and proper persons to be in
charge of the assets of the aiieged bank
rupt concern.
Daniels on Way to Washington.
RALEIGH, N. C.. July 5.?Secretary
of the Navy Josepbus Daniels left here
for Washington tonight, after a visit
of two days on matters connected with
bis newspaper, the News and Observer.
July 10, with Mrs. Daniels, he starts
for the west on a tour of Inspection of
the na^l stations on the Pacific coast.
Commander of Mexican Fed
eral Ships Espouses Cause
^ of Enemv.
NOGALES. Ariz., July 5.?Private ad
vices reaching here, report that the com
mander of the two federal gunboats In
Guaymas harbor espoused the insurgent
cause early today. The boats were said
to have turned their guns on the fed
eral positions in Guaymas, declaring all
of Ojeda's troops prisoners of the con
stitutionalists. Ojeda was reported tc
have been boarding the boats at the
EAGLE PASS, Tex., July 5.?A spe
cial train carrying all the soldiers and
arms that could be spared from Piedras
Negras, the Carranza headquarters op- !
posite here, was this afternoon hurriedly j
sent toward Monclova, Mexico. The con-!
stitutionalists preserve absolute silenct i
about the movement. Both federals and !
constitutionalists have been reported con- |
centrating in that direction for several j
Artillery Duel at Guaymas.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., July 5. ? Insurgent
reports from the front today told of an
artillery duel at Guaymas between the
fcieral gunboat Tampico and a rebel
battery commanded by the American
adventurer, Charpe..tier, former leader of
the dynamite squad, which blew up
bridges between Juarez and Chihuahua
The battery, it was said, was compose
of cannon captured from Ojeda, the fed
eral commander, and was planted in
the hills back of Guaymas. The out
come of the duel was not reported.
Further dispatches to the constitu
tional junta said the federal garrison of
Guavmas had been cut off trom watei
supplies for four days, and that fight
ing in the streets continue*.
Will Collect Sum in Costs Following
Rate Decision.
ST. PAUL. Minn., July ,V?The state,
will collect approximately $15,000 in costs j
from the Northern Pacific and Great
Northern railways as a result of the
United States Supreme Couit decisions in
tlit* Minnesota rate case. Attorney Gen
eral Lyndon A. Smith today announced
that spec al assistants had been chosen
to look after this part of the rearrange
ment of the rates. On the other hand
the state must pay the cost of th< .Min
neapolis and St. Louis revision, but it i* i
not expected that this will be heavy.
The mandates In the rate case is ex
pected here from Washington some time
next week.
Refining Company's Men Ask In
crease of Three Cents an Hour.
EDGEWATEK. x J-. July 5.?The 700,
employes of the American Sugar Ite
fining Company's Edgewater plant-!
struck today for an advance of 3 cents'
an hour. They have been getting from
17V, to 21V? cents an hour. Two Indus- |
trial Workers of the World delegates* ar<? I
suid to be at work trying to organize,
the strikers, who are -mmrfry all -for-|
eigners There was no disorder today. :
Not in session, meets "'onday
Caucus put finishing touches on
tariff bill.
Met at noon.
Debated resolution for conduct
ing a lobby investigation and in- ?
quiry of the Mulhall charges.
Vote on Mulhall inquiry went
over to next Wednesday.
Adjourned at 3:45 p.m. until
noon, Wednesday.
Rudderless Dirigible, With
Youth on Framework,
Sweeps Over Atlantic.
NEW YORK, July 5.?A motorless and I
rudderless dirigible balloon, carrying:!
George M. Gay, a youthful aeronaut of
Norwalk, Ohio, was swept by a gust of
wind from the hands of five men hold
ing it to the ground on the New Jersey
Bide of the Hudson river early this even
ing and was carried aloft without any j
means of control for its pilot.
A west wind swept it across the Hud- J
son. over this city and tpward the
Atlantic ocean.
The dirigible fell on the waters in Long
Island sound at 7 :?'#> o'c lock tonight. Gay
was saved by the crew of the steamer
Saaamorc, which sighted the balloon be
fore it reached the water's surface, a mile
and a half off shore. The dirigible sank, !
and Gay was picked up after swimming j
about for five minutes. J
The balloon covered a distance of about ;
twenty-five iniles in its uncontrolled,flight. !
Gay, twenty-one years old, was oh the I
framework testing the lifting capacity !
preparatory to installing the motor, when j
the dirigible broke loose. As he was '
a novice, lie was unable to release the
gas, of which there Is enough to keep
the balloon in the air from fourteen to
twenty-eight hours, according to weath
er conditions. Life-saving stations and)
train dispatchers' offices alog tnhe New !
England and Long Island coasts have <
been notified to watch for the appear
ance of the balloon.
Patient in Minnesota Hospital Suf
fering From Degenerate! Brain Cells.
ROCHESTER. Minn., July "J. C.
R.," the unknown at the state hospital
for the insane here, probably never will
recall his own name or that of his j
birthplace, nor tell friends the details I
' of his life. Physicians late today per- j
formed what they termed a remarkable !
operation, but there is little hope that j
it will give back to "Roe" his memory j
or speech. The physicians found that
"Roe" at one time had suffered a
hemorrhage of the brain, as the result
of which a large area of cells in that
portion of the brain relating to the
speech and memory had degenerated.
A lar.^e cyst containing fluid was
taken from "Roe's" brain, and, al- j
though he was on the operating table I
more than an hour, he withstood the j
shock well. ,
"Roe" was found partly paralyzed I
lying beside a railway track several '
years ago. and soon j fterward was ?
brought to the hospital here. From j
signs which he made it has been j
thought that liis initials are "J. C. R." j
and that he formerly was connected
with the navy. The operation today
was undertaken at h'S request, made
by signs, in hope thai his memory and
i speech could be restored.
Gov. Lister and Seattle's Mayor I
Welcome Delegates.
SEATTLE. July The fortieth annual
session of the national conference of
: i.hari:!es and corrections. was opened to
; ni^ht with a public meeting in a thea
S Mayor Geor< i F. Cotterill welcomed
!" the delegates to Seattle and Gov. Ernest
? I ister delivered the state's welcome. The
response was made by Mrs John M
(? .,'nn of New York, whose husband is
j general director of the Russell Sage
I foundation.
Slips Ont of Baltimore for a Short
BALTIMORE. July 3?Cardinal Gib
bons Is out of town for a few days
and is believed to be spending the time
ai the home o. T. Herbert Shriver. near
Union Mills.
The cardinal slips away quietly for
these little holidays and prefers not
to leave his address, except with the
one person wl.j forwards his more im
portant letters. It is not known when
he will take his regular holiday, which
usually lasts seve^l weeks.
More Than Hundred Killed in
Fierce South African
JOHANNESBURG, July 5.?The strike
which involved practically all the gold
mines on the Rand ended tonight. Dur
ing Its brief existence anarchy reigned
in the city; there was much bloodshed
and the casualties are estimated at more
than 100. The authorities were finally
compelled to declare martial law and
during several hours today the troops
raked the streets with rifle fire. The ne
gotiations which brought about the set
tlement were opened this afternoon, and
brought to a successful conclusion after
several hours' discussion, the strike lead
ers agreeing to the terms proposed. Gen.
Louis Botha, ex-premier of the I'nion
of South Africa: Sir George A. F:.rrar,
chairman of the Kast Rand proprietory
mines, and Gen. Smith took part in the
Fierce Battles With Hobs.
Before a settlement was reached there
occurred the fiercest and most san
guinary conflicts between the police and
the troops and the mobs that had yet
taken place. Early in the afternoon
crowds gathered in front of the Rand
Club and began to stone it. They dis
regarded orders to disperse and the
troops fired with deadly effect. Near the
Union Club another mob was scattered
by dragoons who charged.
Some of the principal streets were \
the scene of sharp engagements. Am- I
bulances were kept busy, for the soldiers
aimed to kill. Within a comparatively j
short time and in a comparatively small
area about sixty rioters were killed or j
wounded. The fighting in other quarters
swelled the casualty list, it is believed, i
to considerably over a hundred.
Three Washingtonians Get Licenses
in Philadelphia.
Speolal Dispatch to The Star.
PHILADELPHIA, July 5?The mar
riage bureau here issued licenses today
to three Washington residents, John E.
Chase, a printer, 1007 North Carolina
avenue, Washington, secured a license
to wed Miss Mae Garner. 712 L street
northeast, Washington. Mr. Chase is
thirty-six years old, and his bride is
the same age. They were identified by
George Robinson of this city.
V license was issued also to George
P. Barnes, a printer, 1360 F street
northeast, Washington, to wtd Miss
Pauline S. Grindle. 3074 East Dauphin
street. Philadelphia. Barnes is twenty
five years old, and his bride twenty
one. Both weddings will take place
in tills city.
Campers at Capina Riffle, W. Va.,
"Tna1 'e to Aid Accident Victims.
WHEELING. W. Va.. July 5.?Four
persons were drowned tonight in the
Ohio river at Capina Riffle, eighteen
miles below this city, when the motor
skiff in which they were seated was
capsized during a storm. The dead:
Lincoln Kirkbride, aged fifty, of Fish
Creek. W. Va.
Charles Kirkbride. a^ed twenty, son
of Lincoln KirkbriJe.
Two companions, names unknown.
The tragedy was witnessed by camp
ers at Capina Riffle, but owing to dark
ness and roughness of the waters noth
ing could be done to rescue the men.
Tornado Does Great Damage.
LACROSSE, Wis., July 5.?Many miles
of telephone wires are down and com
munication with rural districts still is
impossible as the result of a tornado
this morning. Thousands of dollars of
damage was done to crowing crops In
this vicinity.
New District Institution Will
Adjoin Workhouse at
Some Differences in Past Over Char
acter of Industrial
Plans for comr encing work on the pro- 1
posed District of Columbia reformatory
probably will be taken up by the new
board of Commissioners of the District
shortly after oath of office Is taken.
This became known last nlfiht when It
was learned that an option has l?een ob- |
tained upon a site for the big Institution, j
the property in question adjoining the ,
workhouse tract at Occoquan, \ a., and j
that It may be unnecessary to resort to
condemnation proceedings In order to ac
quire the land.
There is available for the purchase of
the ground, which Is said to contain
about a thousand acres, ^he sum of
$33,<)<*?. this amount having been deposit
ed to the credit of the District through
the sale to the federal government of the
Belvoir tract, located near Mount Vernon,
upon which it was originally intended to
establish the reformatory.
Opposition was voiced to locating tne in
stitution at this point, because of lta prox
imity to Mount Vernon, resulting in the
taking over of the property by the LniteU
No Obstacles in Way.
With the necessary funds available
for the acquisition of the new site, and
the delay of condemnation proceedings
to be dispensed with, owing to the
fact that favorable optional prices
have been obtained on nearly all the
ground, there are now no obstacles in
the way; it is pointed out, to prevent
the eariy presentation to Congress of a
plan for starting work on the reforma
t0.\" survey of the Occoquan ground is
new being made by a large force un
der the direction of District Surveyor
Melvin C. Hazen, and will be complet
ed within a week or two.
Whether an initial appropriation f
buildings will be recommended to Con
press at the next regular session is not
known, but there is ?>eli^ved ?h!^ltieg
tie doubt that the board of charities
will be in favor of starting the work
?* an early date. None of the members
?Lr nb;t
without information as to what rec
ommendations they may be asked to
Difference of Opinion
j Two years ago. when the matter was
last under consideration by the char
ities officials and the Commissioners a
difference of opinion developed as to the
character of institution needed. Tie
problem will be taken up anew, a* it
.fTuSo," of
?v!l ,hJr-., ter of industrial training to bt
stitut^ori ???* &
while Commissioner Rudolph took the
,h?. !ln^u?l?nj,houM
will bocomo a
(ac.uri,? ins,i.?uon and
For First Offenders.
The institution, as its name implies^
will serve as a home of reformation for
persons who feel the arm ot the law for
the first time, as only first offenders will
be committed to it.
Hut little is known of the type of
buildings that may he recommended, but
th(.re is said-to be strong P okalilit> of
d eels'on being reached in favor of f rani,
.rmctures similar in design and con
struction to those which go to make up
thfr* Wiirlvhou^c piant. , _
It was learned last night that, in con
nect! -n w'-th the contemplated },ur.-ha,e
of ground for the reforiratoi the v. .11
mi^ion. rs have given consi ierat.o ; *.?
[he- desirability of makin- provision a.
the ?-a!iu- time for enlaiv.in^: Use -
i.mi?e tract This matter, however, has
,nlv been tentatively consid* red
While an ortion has l>e< 11 obtained u;?on
practically ail the ground t. at will l?- re
? 1 for the reformatory. the:? art
three tracts, it is unde'stoo-i, which may
have to he condemned because of faluse
of the local authorities to obtain faxor
1 urchast prices. The delay in such
event, it is believed, will be slight
railroad in trouble.
Decree of Foreclosure Against At
lanta, Birmingham and Atlantic.
ATT>A N'TA, Ga., July r?.?Decrees of
foreclosure and sale under the mortgages
of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic
Railroad Company, Georgia Terminal
Company and the Alabama Terminal
Railroad Company were entered today by
direction of Judge Pardee of the L'nited
States circuit court of appeals, sitting as
district judge.
Amounts of foreclosures in t?ie different
cases are: Atlanta, Birmingham and At
lantic Company. $17,V7r?,71."> 07; Georgia
Terminal Company, $3,SUfc.7."">o; Alabama
Teiminal Railroad Company, $.1,218,211.
Victor I.. Smith of Atlanta lias bet-m ap
pointed to make the sales Complainant
in the suit as trustee under the mortea^es
is the Old Colony Trust Company of Ros
ton, Mass. Inability of the defendant
corporations to retire receiver's certif
icates amounting to nearly $.'>,000,000 is
assigned as the immediate cause of the
California Town Would Otherwise
Have Been Without Celebration.
NEWCASTLE. Cal.. July T..?Newcastle
would not have had a Fourth of July
ce ebration yesterday had it not been for
Japanese residents. Most of the Amer
icans had ^one on visits to neighboring
cities, so the Japanese built a platform
in a field, decorated it with American
fiats and Japanese lanterns, invited
Americans to attend and provided day
and nixht fireworks and free refresh
A Japanese acted as master of cere
monies and introduced the speakOTfc sev
eral of whom were Americans.
Showing of Capital Youths at
Gettysburg Reunion Elicits
Hearty Commendation.
Many Instances Recorded at Camp of
Aid Given Veterans by Trained
HAGRRSTOWN, Md? July 5.?The
^ ashington veterans who for a ? i>ok
have be, n a part of the world's greatest
peace reunion have returned to their
homes. The Hoy Scouts of this city. who
have covered themselves with glory and
who have had tho personal praise of Gen.
Hunter IJggett. Maj. James E. Normovle.
Capt. Justus. Mai. Patterson of the Red
Cross and even- other army man in
camp. arrived in a special car from Get
tysburg yesterday afternoon.
To the boys of '<53 atid the lads of 1013
the great camp is now a memory, and t?
the everlasting credit of th* army organ
ization. the Red Cross and the Boy <Vouts
history will be able to record no untoward
circumstance during the week which
closes today. Gen. Uggett and Mai Nor
mojle were standing at headquarters tent
when the train bearing the Washington
Roy Scouts pulled out over the impro
vised railroad yards built specially for ths
great camp.
General Voices High Praise.
"There they go!" said the general "The
finest organization of boys in the world.
I never saw such effective work as they
have done: they have been absolutely in
dispensable. They cannot be praised too
highly. They are courteous. They show
such veneration for th* older man Be- ?
sides that, they have discarded the boyish
crudities for finely trained organization.
I hope to see the day when every village
and city has Its full quota of the scouts "
The Washington boys certainly did ac
complish some remarkable things. The
notebooks of the sco^it master are filled
with facts concerning the thousands of
cases where the boys stood up to their
jobs like grown-up soldiers. Scout Com
missioner Martin, who left camp Friday,
has received a letter from the Red Cross
officials In camp testifying to the indis
pensable quality of the boys' aid.
Take, for Instance, the thing done by
Scout Dwight Terry, who Is fourteen
years old. and who lives at 4101 Harri
son street northwest. He happened to
be in Gettysburg alone. In the crowded,
dusty turmoil of the city square which
was filled day and night with a jostle of
old men, sightseers, soldiers and chil
dren. a veteran was knocked to tbs
ground by a swiftly moving wagon. The
old man's scalp was torn, and the wound
was ugly and bloody.
Efficiently Handles Case.
As men and women shudder ! hk4
th..- curious ones pushed In front to seo
the thing. Terry, who simply happened to
be passing, asserted the right of em
inent domain. dragged the veteran to
a doorstep of a house, got a clean
cloth from somewhere, cleaned tho
wound, and kept the crowd hack In tho
meantime, with the aid of another scout,
whose name has not been preserved, but
who happened along at the time Terry
t was not on duty at the time and did
| not have his first-aid packet with 1 n.
; but when an ambulance arrived all of
the first-aid work had been done on
| the doorstep with the chance material
; he could Bet. Then there were Kenneth
Price and Lawrence Prentiss, wso. as
I first-aid scouts, attached to a Red Cross
I station, bandaged and set a "silver fork
> fracture"?a painful accident to a vet
I eran's wrist. Doctors attached to the
! Red Cross have been speaking of this
| particular work with unbounded enthu
i siasm. They were particularly loud in
i their praise of the way the boys did
the bandaging.
j The boys also are proud of the fact
I that one of their number. William ?e!!y.
stationed at one of the first-ad Red
j Cross rest stations scattered about the
t battlefield. escort??d a ??..^.hter of (Jen.
! Meade to a rest station and five minutes
! later escorted the grandson and grand
! daughter of Gen. Longstreet int? tlie
! same rest tent for a glass of water, a
j comfortable chair and a fan.
i The Washington Boy fjcouts have t>e.*n
t at the beck and call of the Red Cross
I exclusively.
Boys Assisted Big Staff.
I Mai. Roliert 1' Patterson. Medical
j Corps. 1*. S. A., in char." of the Red
Cross at the War I 'epai tment has been
' at camp r ght a!on?. and the necessity
J f?.r this organization was s> en early In
the formative stage of the camp The
iv -dom of sending a Red Cross
1 re has been seen over and over a -ain.
Ten doctors from Washington have been
, with the organization in charge of the
i ootiving stations. They are l>rs Macatee,
j Tobias. Sanders. Toste". Burjank. Cook.
? Ug.?ert. Hunt, Brale and 'ving. There
j were F-'veniv-one nurses from Philadel
; pi.la. te:i motor ca;s and U-n hard-work -
I "n,. ' ha'iffeurs, eleven it?nks and ihirty
| three Per.rv-ylvanta tnin* c trained in Red
Cros work by tin- aid department o? the
iiiii i. aii 4?<-d Cross.
i No". I v,.s help this bic scheme Hint
the loii 3uv S' outs iv i-? taken
tC C?'itli|r. '!-|e they wore a w i;.t?? i>;;]t<l
evil's mik :isignia of their Itelpf.i
du!v 1.J u;.ott their left arm.-. The
j i . ? i ' ? i. fctatti'fed an: n ' the fniiilnn
i aid s'.. t. >u - arid sui:ie t <rf what s >'t
1 of ?, o: s?!i l.ands did i."? cleaned from
J the bet that July "J "lie statist,s I" k
fHi e of 4.2wl! ( H! fS. ' t' t!les?- el <? !l*Ot*e
1 or less s? rious requiring transiers i?? lios
' pita's; the others were "rest ;>nd water"
; eases, requiring a soothing half hour, a
. 2 ass of cool water and an opportunity
; to lie down.
Cart. Callaghan Enthusiastic Over
Hernion on Famous Battlefield.
I Capt. John T. Callaghan. who fought
in the battle of Gettysburg in Pegram's
battery of artillery of <Ien. A. P. Hill's
Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, itas
I returned from the ret/nion and encamp
ment at Gettysburg enthusiastic over tha
He speaks In the highest terms of the
great success of the celebration from
1 every point of view, and the general
good feeling that prevailed among the
old veteranf of both armies.
"There was no intoxication anywhere
to be seen." said Capt. Callaghan, "and
fraternity was the order of the day. and
it was genuine and hearty in the highest
degree. The District of Columbia vet
erans of both the Union and Confederate
armies were camped in tents on the SemU
nary slope on which Pegram's battery
held position on the second ^nd third

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