OCR Interpretation


Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, August 01, 1913, Image 2

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1913-08-01/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 2

that Ambassador Wilson should not be
oh fled until Secretary Bryan and the
President could be consulted. With this
situation In mind Chairman Flood will
confer with the Secretary and the Presi
dent. and an effort may be made to recall
the committee to reconsider today's ac
tion.
Administration officials were pleased to
observe the reports from Me*lco City
that a reform element in the Mexican
chamber of deputies was planning to sub
mit peace proposals to both factions in
the revolution. So far as is known, the
policy of the American government will
be to await the outcome of negotiations
of this character.
The chief difficulty in negotiating peace.
It Is admitted hy Mexicans of all fac
tions. is the selertion of a non-partisan
provisional president.
Th?' suggestion was made today by
some prominent Mexicans here that on
account of th* scarcity of men of ability
who had not taken part In the Mexican
disputes and changing politics It might
be expedient to select one of the veteran
diplomats now representing Mexico in
posts abroad. Men of such character, it
was pointed out. had no political affilia
tion8 and would give the situation the
"benefit of th?>ir experience in fields of
diplomacy. Senor Corrvarublas, at pres
ent minister to Russia, and Senor Gilbert
Craspey Martinez were being mentioned.
De La Barra on Way Here.
Senor da la Barra. former provisional
president of Mexico, once ambassador In
Washington, and now on his way to Eu
rope on a special mission. Is expected
to arrive In a few days In New York
city. As a partisan of any party, faction
or individual In Mexico, he would be
likely to find the White House closed
against him. To pay his respects and
a call of courtesy as a former high of
ficial of the Mexican government a wel
come would be likely to be extended to
him.
A policy that Involves nothing that Is
not entirely friendly to Mexico Is being
evolved by President Wilson. This the
President has made clear to those dis
cussing the situation with him.
There Is more than a gleam of hope In
the Mexican situation In the opinion of
the President: there is a big chance of a
favorable settlement of the situation. In
stead of growing worsf, conditions are
growing better, he Intimates.
Mow soon the President can announce
bis program there Is no means of telling
at this time. The progress of efforts for
the conciliation of the discordant factors
in Mexico may have some effect upon
the administration program. The suc
cess of such efforts. If satisfactory to
this government, would naturally obviate
anv other course for bringing about tran
quillity in the disturbed republic. The
administration program, however. Is not
In anv other way concerned with con
ciliation efforts. It Is understood.
This administration is not In touch with
any of thf conciliatory projects, except
In so far as the press carries the news of
th^se efforts. It Is not a party to them,
it is made evident
President Firm in His Views.
The conference of President Wilson wltfc
Ambassador Wilson. It has been made evi.
dent, did not In any way alter the Presl
d<nt s analysis of the Mexican situation;
nor did the views of the ambassador con
tribute to his judgment of the necessary
procedure. This was shown by the Presl
h? nt himself to those with whom he has
discussed the question.
Big business is clamoring for a solu
tion vf the Mexican situation, and appeal
ing to the government for procedure. But
big interest is by no means a unit on
w hat it would suggest as the proper rem
edy to be applied. Some factors propose
recognition of Huerta; others oppose this
Idea and favor mediation or intervention
and make varied suggestions as to how
t^ie I'nltfd States should go about bring
ing peace to the neighbor nation.
Further discussion of Ambassador Wil
son s statement before the Senate foreign
relations committee has developed a gen
eral sentiment in that quarter of oppo
sition to the suggestion of recognition
for the Huerta government.
.Chairman Bacon is of the pronounced
opinion that to recognize the Huerta gov
ernment would be putting a premium on
revolution in Mexico. He believes, more
over, that It would be an Incentive to
every revolutionary leader to assassinate
the head of the nation with full expecta
tion that his act would receive the ap
proval and official recognition of other
nations. Senator Bacon also Is of the
?opinion that the recognition of Huerta,
far from bringing about peace, would be
the strongest encouragement to ambitious
chiefs.
Reflects President's Views.
Senator Bacon reflects the views of
President Wilson, who has held from the
beginning the pronounced opinion that a
great moral question was Involved, great
er than the mere judgment of the acts of
a single nU?r. In his Latin American
statement Wsugd sbortj? arter Inaugura
tion. the President set forth empliatlcally
the opposition of the United States to
those who set up government by arbitrary
force and announced that the American
government would prefer in Its associa
tions those governments which were
founded on law and order.
While not referring at the time to any
Iwrticular nation, the President is known
to have had Mexico In mind. The Im
pression he desired to spread was that
while seeking nothing itself, the Ameri
can government had no sympathy with
tht- volatile processes by which govern
ments were overturned in Latin America.
Headquarters of the Mexican federai
military division of northern Mexico has
been located at Nuevo Laredo, just across
the Rio Grande from Laredo, Tex., and a
concentration of troops will be effected
there during the coming week, according
to State Department dispatches. Gen
Tellez will command the federals. Ru
mors are current that the Carranslsta
forces will attack Nuevo Laredo, opera
tions being directed from Hidalgo.
Americans in Coco, state of San Luis
Potosi. are said to be endangered by
lawless conditions. It Is believed the or
ganization of vigilantes will be required
to insure their protection. Raul Madero
is said to have joined the Carranslsta
forces at Hermanas.
Consul Lespinasse has reported from
Front era. Tabasco, that the bandits In
that section had been, dispersed and dan
ger to Ame^eanslessenod. Consequent
ly the gunboat Wheeling went to Puerto
Mexico, reporting that everything was
quiet there is wen as In Campeche and
Progress.
Foreign Navies Inactive.
Following the printing of a story today
that foreign governments have sent war
ships Into nearby water* In order to be
ready for any emergency in Mexico, the
statement is denied.
According to the latest infomjatlon In
possession of the Nary Department,
three British cruisers are now on patrol
duty In the West Indies. These vessels
are the Aeolus. Melpomene and the
Slrius, all of light draft and correspond
ing to such American vessels as the New
Orleans and Albany.
The Italian government seldom sends a
war vessel Into American waters, and
has none here at present The German
Th%VyR^m?neSe?ted by one cruiser,
the Bremen. France, which sometimes
has a war vessel in the Caribbean sea
has none there at present, her sole ve?
scl in American waters being the D?h?
' ? ???ht cruiser, which at lit
counts was off Nova ScotliL
At the Navy Department It Is said th*t
foreign n&val representation In American
*aters at present is below the averaS
of past years.
REPORT ON BRIDGE ASKED.
Editorial in The Evening Star Basis
of Honse Resolution.
The condition of the Aqueduct bridge,
as described In an editorial In The Even
ing Star of July 31, is made the basis
of a resolution Introduced 1n the House
today by Representative Lobeck of Ne
braska, who claims that the bridge Is a
menace to human life.
Mr l?obeck requests that the Com
missioners of the District of Columbia
report to Congress the true conditions on
the bridge "with reference to its safety
*nd whe ther high-tension overhead wires
aro placed on said bridge, when so placed
and by what authority; whethar the
bridge Is overcrowded with cars and
traflV* and any other information which
will show the weakness of the bridge and
the danger to human life."
. The resolution was referred to- the com
mittee on the District of Colombia.
I
BATTLES FOR DUTY
UPON RAW WOOL
Senator Catron Pictures Dire
Results for Western
Sheep Men.
SAYS TARIFF FRAMERS
PLAY IN TRUSTS' HANDS
Gronna Renews His Criticism of the
Various Agricultural
Schedules.
Senator Catron of New Mexico today
opened the discussion of the provision of
the democratic tariff bill to place raw
wool on the free list. The fight over raw
wool promises to be one of the hottest
during the consideration of the tariff bill
in the Senate, and many of the western
democrats are known to be violently op
posed to a removal of all duty from this
product.
Senator Catron pictured the dire results
to the sheep men which would follow the
placing of raw wool on the free list. He
predicted the cheap labor and the cheap
sheep of Argentine Republic and Aus
tralia would cause the destruction of the
sheep and wool Industry in this country.
Production in United States.
"It has been said that the sheep and
wool industry in the United States has
existed since the formation of this gov
ernment." said Senator Catron; "that it
is not now self-sustaining and does not
furnish wool enough to supply this coun
try. and consequently that it should not
be protected. We do not furnish enough
wool to supply all the wants of this
country, but we did furnish 304,000.000
pounds of the 496,000.000 pounds con
sumed in the United States during 1912,
leaving 193.0u0.000 pounds to be import
ed."
Senator Catron pictured the hardships
under which the wool industry of the
west had been built up, with Indians,
drought and other trials ever at hand.
Today hardships still are found by the
sheep men. L<arge areas of land have
been withdrawn for forest reservations
by the government, curtailing greatly the
grazing area of the sheep. The public
domain is rapidly being taken up.
Cites Old Tariff Law.
He spoke of the Wilson-Gorman tariff
law and the fact wool was placed on the
free list and sheep taxed at 20 per cent
ad valorem. In the pending bill, he
pointed out, the wool and sheep are both
placed on the free list.
When the Wilson-Gorman law went
into effect there were about 51i.000.000
sheep in the United States. After four
years of operation of this law, the num
ber, he said, had dropped to 36,000,000
head. The price of sheep dropped from
$3 a head to 75 cents a head In New
Mexico during these years.
Senator Catron predicted that the ef
fect of the proposed law would be felt
most severely by the small herder, and
that it would permit the formation of
I huge combinations of sheep men, when
I the small men were forced out.
Every one must admit the fact that
wool as a revenue producer is one of the
best articles, he said.
Playing to Trusts, He Says.
Senator Catron declared that the demo
crats were merely playing into the hands
of foreign trusts also, who would control
the price of wool and woolen goods Im
ported into this country. He spoke also
of the great sugar beet industry of the
I west which was threatened by the demo
I cratic bill, and of the hardships which
would be caused by reductions in the du
ties on minerals.
"We may escape some of the effects of
a panic, but it will be because of the
I $500,000,000 of emergency currency pro
I vlded by a republican administration,"
declared Senator Catron.
Senator Gronna of North Dakota con
| tinued his assault in the Senate today on
the Underwood-Simmons tariff bill, re
newing his criticism of the agricultural
schedules.
He compared the proposed rates on all
agricultural products with the tariffs of
other countries and asserted that In every
thing the farmer raises he Is to be put
at a great disadvantage.
Basis of Attack.
I "The progressive republicans," said
Senator Gronna, "in both branches of
Congress attacked the Payne-Aldrlch bill
not because It was a protective measure,
nor because they favored free trade, but
because a promise was given the Amer
ican people In the republican platform of
1908 that the tariff should be revised
downward. It was contended by those
progressive republicans that some of the
Items of the tariff bill were protected by
unusually hl*h- was a mistake
of both factions of the republican party
not to agree upon a compromise measure
but unfortunately some of the leaders of
the dominant party had been in power
so long that it was not an easy matter
to convince them that they were neither
omnipotent nor omniscient. The members
or the party became hopelessly divided,
fj? k*8 f r?ful* l!?e country Is again in
the hands of the democracy.
I Sees Party's Overthrow.
j "In my Judgment, after four years of
misrule, you (the democrats) will again
be hunting for excuses and explaining
why we had hard times, if not a panic,
I and why millions of unemployed willing
workers were walking the streets looking
i?r Su?h condltlons as existed un
der the Cleveland administration are yet
fresh In my memory, and while I hope
a ^!amlty will not
again befajl the American people, yet
?e? Imposed by writing Into
k T. the Prov,sl?ns of this bill lead me to
believe that It Is impossible for the Amer
ican people to escape dire punishment."
i Senator Stone had read to the Senate
a letter from an official of the Sharn
Sara^or c?mpany of Pennsyl
a. "atement made in
Pen?o?? ?k days a*? by Senator
? company was plan
ning to move a portion of its fac
?kI*' abroad- The letter stated tftat
m?nf WaS n? fo"Pdatlon for the state
8enat?r Penrose, after hearing
inrt Mrea 8a,d he had exP*cted it,
fPJl ? ?,d present the Senate "the pre
cise facts" next Monday. p
I think senators on the nthAr oj/ia ??
said Senator Stone, "should always have
statement fh?t8 before. th?y submit such
statements here as that made bv tho
senator from Pennsylvania."
Will Make Presses Abroad.
I "The senator's remark is very gen
eral." 8enator William Alden Smith de
clared. "On the day this bill came to
the Senate I stated that the Hoe Print
ing Press Company had ordered Its Lon
don plant ready to manufacture printing
presses abroad after the passage of this
bill. My authority for that was an
official of the Hoe Printing Press Com
P?nV; who told me of the firm's lnten
I _ Senator Lippitt Introduced as a substi
tute for the cotton schedule the schedule
of the Dlngley law of 1897, less 'M per
I cent. Senator Brandagee had read nu
merous letters urging an early agreement
on the date that the wool schedule Is to
become effective. Business iwould be
stagnant until such Information could be
obtained, the letters uniformly asserted.
I Senator Brandegee asked Senator Sim
mons if he had been able to got any
understanding with House leaders in the
I matter of the wool dates.
"I was willing." said Senator Simmons
I "to do What I could to adjust the dlf
1 ference between the Senate and House
I as to the dates, and conferred with Rep
f
resentatlve Underwood,
authorised to reach any agreement. i
cannot see any remedy to ?*
cept the speedy passage of the WlL
Left to Conferee*.
Senator Simmons stated that he had no
Intimation that the House intended to re
cede from its action which would make
the wool rates effective Immediately upon
the passage of the bill. He thought how
ever that when the conferees meet, the
wool dates might be considered first to or
der to meet the wishes of the trade In the
"senator Brandegee aMertedthatt o
"consider the remedy after the disease
had proved fatal" would avail nothing..
What the trade wanted was Immediate in
formation in order to know what
pare for in the fall business. He finally,
said he expected to introduce a joint reso
lution in the near future which would aim
to solve the problem.
INVITE PRESIDENT TO
VISIT MILE
Representatives of City Pre
sented by Senator Bryan.
Other Callers Today.
An invitation to be the guest of the city
of Jacksonville, Fla., in the course of
his Journey to the Panama canal for the
opening ceremonies was extended this
morning to the President. Herbert B.
Race, president of the Jacksonville Board
of Trade, and Col. W. P. Corbett. U. S.
A., retired, chairman of the municipal
docks commission of that city, were pre
sented by Senator Bryan of Florida, and
extended the invitation.
The invitation was in engrossed form.
No date is set for the hospitalities, but
it would be made a gala occasion. The
city is anxious to show oft its progress.
Representative A. Mitchell Palmer of
Pennsylvania, whose disclosures of the
telephone operations of supposed finan
cial interests brought to light the actlvl
ties of David Lamar, was at the White
House this morning. He was reticent
about his purpose in seeing the Presi
dent, stating that it was something he
would not talk about. j
He commented on the administration s
legislative program, saying that the
House will have passed the currency bill
by the time that the Senate has dis
posed of the tariff measure.
Palmer Is Confident.
Representative Palmer Is confident that
the caucus that will sit upon the cur
rency measure August 11 will approve
the bill as It comes from the House com
mittee on banking and currency.
The currency bill, it is the general un
derstanding in Congress, will have little
difficulty in obtaining the approval of
the House when it is presented for pas
The greatest obstacles it will have to
contend with, it is believed will be en
countered in committee. Many silent
factors in the committee, not disclosing
their own antipathy to the administration
bill, are fomenting and encouraging the
opposition of the insurgents. The insur
gents make the claim tha\ they will not
persistently oppose the administration
policy, but are expressing their views
only with the hope of perfecting the
measure.
No Cabinet Meeting.
For the fourth consecutive time In two
weeks the usual cabinet meeting was not
held. The absence of many of the
President's advisers has been the occasion
for the omission of the Tuesday and Fri
day assemblies.
Secretary Bryan and Secretary Houston
of tlie Department of Agriculture were
the two of his advisers seen by the Fresi
dent during the day. The conference
with the Secretary of the State was by
regular appointment, and set for 10.^0
o'clock. The Secretary of Agriculture
made his appointment by telephone and
came later In the day.
It was generally a quiet day at the ex
ecutive offices. Visitors were few, and
the President devoted the larger part or
the morning to his talk with the s?J:re" ,
tary of State. He took advantage of a
small engagement list to take an after-1
"secretary Tumulty, now a regular week
ender, proceeded shortly after noon to
Avon, N. J., to join his family. He will ]
return Monday.
FREE IOTdH ABOLISHED.
Connecticut's Hew Marriage Iaw
Also Goes Into Effect.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., August 1.?Thel
law abolishing the free lunch in saloons
passed by the Connecticut legislature be
came effective today. The State Liquor
Dealers' Association promised to test the]
cpnstitutionallty of the law, but in the ?
meantime has asked Its members to abide
by it.
. Another law which went into effect to
day makes five days' advance notice
necessary to the Issuing of a marriage
license. It is provided, however, that
any magistrate or minister called to per
form a ceremony may, if he deems It
public policy, or the physical condition of
either party warrants an Immediate
marriage, order the town clerk to issue a |
license without delay.
STRIKE FOLLOWS DEATHS.
Three Killed, Two Fatally Hurt on
Dninth Ore Docks.
DULUTH. Minn.. August 1.?Three]
laborers are known to have been i
killed, two were fatally Injured, four
were badly hurt and a score more are |
unaccounted for as the result of a col
lision of ore trains at the ore docks
last night I
indignant over the accident, 250 dock
hands struck. The accident is blamed
to careless switching. A moving ore
train ran into a standing train, throw
lng the workmen into ore pockets and
covering them with ore. All the am
bulances In the city and a dozen
motors were summoned.
The dock managers ordered work re
sumed. but the foreigners refused.
Special police then took charge of the
docks. A number of boats loading will
be delayed unless an agreement with
the striking laborers Is reached.
LANDS OF BAROHS SEIZED.
Constitutionalist Congress of Sonoraj
Enacts Law for Confiscation.
DOUGLAS. Ariz., August 1?Under a|
law just enacted by the constitutionalist
state congress of Sonora, the holdings of
the great land barons of the territory
under control of the rebel government are
declared forfeited. According to advices
received here, the government machinery
at Hermosillo already has been put Into
operation to confiscate the estates of a?
persons not in sympathy with the consti
tutionalist cause. . .. I
This number includes all of the ?rea; |
land owners, among them the Torres end
Terrazas, families who hold millions of
acres. The law provides also that an |
holdings which a property ow;her iis un- i
able or unwilling to cultivate shall be
forfeited.
NOOALBS, Ariz., August 1.?'Venstlano
Carranza. Mexican rebel chieftain, has
i wired his Washington agents that he
would pledge peace in Mexico within
ninety days If the United States would
I grant constitutionalists the right to lm
I port arms and war munitions freely.
This information was obtained from a
reliable source. Acting Gov. Ygnaclo Pes
queria, who is in Nogaies, Sonora, Just
across the line, indorsed Carranza s
pl6(l?[6
He said constitutionalists could a^m
10.1100 men immediately, and by UAltlng
these and revolutionists in other states
could capture Mexico City fcnd overcome
Huerta in two montha.
Government Definitely Decides
on the Question?Germany
and Austria Undecided.
ST. PETERSBURG. August 1.?The
Russian government today decided not
to participate officially In the San Fran
cfseo exposition.
Germany Has Not Yet Acted.
BERLIN, August 1.?Although the Ger
man secretary of the interior declared
today that Germany had not yet taken
any action in regard to the question of
participation in the Panama-Pacific ex
position at San Francisco in 1915, the
opinion is freely expressed in official cir
cles that the German empire will not be
|represented there.
It was pointed out today that the Brit
ish government's decision not to partic
ipate settles also the action of Germany,
as the only factor which might have in
duced the German government to bring
pressure to bear on unwilling business
men to exhibit was the fear of unfavor
able comparison with Great Britain.
Business men in the majority of cases
declare themselves tired of the ex
pense connected with frequent exposi
tions and say they see no prospect of
financial returns should they exhibit at
San Francisco.
Austria-Hungary Undecided.
VIENNA, Austria, August 1.?A com
mission of representatives of the Aus
tro-Hungarian government and of the
local chambers of commerce is about
to go to Toronto to visit the exposition
there and will subsequently proceed to
San Francisco. On this commission's
report depends the reply of the Austro
Hungarian government as to partici
pation in the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion.
The question is largely one of finance.
The government hesitates to appropri
ate a sum sufficiently large to assure
representation on a scale commensurate
with the dignity of the empire.
Twenty-Seven Nations Accept.
Replies from thirty-five of the fifty gov
ernments to whom invitations were dis
patched to participate in the Panama
Pacific exposition, so far, have been re
ceived at the State Department. Twenty
seven of these governments have ac
cepted the invitation and eight have de
clined outright.
Among the fifteen governments yet un
decided are some of the great powers of
the world. A curious feature of the
list is the recorded acceptance of Canada,
although the mother country has de
clined. The Balkan countries figure in
the list of declinations, as might be ex
pected, considering the existence of the
great war in that quarter of Europe.
The countries which have accepted are
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile,
China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark. Do
minican Republic, Ecuador, France,
Guatemala, Haiti. Honduras, Japan, Li
beria, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua,
Norway, Panama. Peru, Portugal, Sal
vador, Sweden and Uruguay.
The countries wnich have declined are:
Bulgaria, Egypt, Great Britain, Morocco.
Russia,, Servia, Siam and Turkey. The
countries that have not acted upon the
invitation finally are: Abyssinia, Austria
Hungary, Belgium, Colombia, Germany,
Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Paraguay.
Persia, Roumania, Spain, Switzerland and
Venezuela.
MILITIA ADVANCE GUARD
OFF FOR CAMP ORDWAY
Trunks and Other Paraphernalia
Loaded Onto Cars for Har
pers Ferry.
The advance guard of the National
Guard of the District of Columbia left
Washington today for Harpers Ferry.
Early this morning wagons began load
ing at the various stations of the Na
tional Guard about the city the material
which will be needed at the camp before
the main body of troops starts for Camp
Ordway early Monday morning.
Moving day scenes were evidenced
about the headquarters in Th6 Star
building, where officers were hustling
about marking the baggage.
Trunks were stacked about the office
rooms and other paraphernalia lay about
waiting for the wagons to take it to the
freight stations, there to be loaded on
the cars for movement to Harpers Ferry
this afternoon.
Similar scenes also were witnessed
about the headquarters for the sub
sistence department, at 621 B street
northwest and at the Center Market
armory, where the medical and quar
termaster supplies and tentage and
other baggage of the 1st and 2d In
fantry Regiments were loaded. The
equipment of the 1st Separate Bat
talion also was loaded today from its
armory, at 12th and U streets, and that
of the Signal Corps Company armory,
on Missouri avenue.
SUSPECTED OF GEM THEFT.
Elderly Man Closely Watched by
Boston Detectives.
BOSTON, August 1.?Representatives
of a private detective agency have un
der surveillance here an elderly, respect
able appearing man, whom they suspect
of being concerned in the quarter-million
dollar jewelry robberies at Narragansett
Pier.
While they do not believe that the
man has the jewels actually in his pos
session, they are of the opinion that he
knows where they are secreted and is
only waiting a favorable time to recover
them and escape on a transatlantic
steamer.
"He is so carefully surrounded as to
foil any attempt that he may make to
get out of the city," said one of the
detectives.
The man, it Is said, has served sen
tences in western penitentiaries. Recent
ly he llVed in Providence, but came to
Boston shortly after the thefts at Nar
ragansett Pier were committed.
WRECK INQUIRY STARTED.
Automatic Signal at Tyrone, Pa., in
Perfect Working Order.
ALTOONA, Pa., August 1.?The official
investigation into the cause of the wreck
at Tyrone Wednesday, in which one man
lost his life and 146 passengers and
trainmen were injured, has been begun
at that place by a special committee of
Pennsylvania railroad officials and two
members of the interstate commerce
commission.
During the investigation the automatic
signal was tested, and was said to be in
perfect working order, while it was de
clared the emergency brakes on the en
gine of train No. 13, which crashed into
the Pittsburgh express, had been applied,
and that Engineer Funk had reversed
the engine.
Slayer, Six Years Old, Confesses.
CHICAGO, August 1.?Genaro RafTaelle,
six years old, was taken into custody by
the police today and confessed that he
shot and killed James Paullllo, five years
old, in the rear yard of 702 South Mor
gan street yesterday. The boy said he
shot the victim because the latter struck
him on the head with a stone a week
ago. The Raffaelle boy demonstrated
with an air rifle how he had Inflicted tne^
wo-na. : B, Tr
A V?i
SELECT j. P. MICHEL
TO HEAD THQR TICKET
New York Fusionists Nominate
Collector of Port for Mayor
and Other Officers.
NEW YORK, August 1.?John Purroy
Mitchel, collector of the port of New
York, was nominated for the office of
mayor of New York today on a fusion
ticket. Mr. Mitchel, a democrat, thirty
three years old. was chosen by a com
mittee of republicans, progressives and
independents organized to fight Tam
many Hall at the coming city election.
District Attorney Charles Whitman, a
republican, defeated by Mitchel for the
mayoralty nomination by a narrow mar
gin, was renominated for the office of
county prosecutor. The rest of the city
ticket chosen by the fusionists was:
Controller, William A. Prendergast;
president board of alderman, George Mc
Aneny; borough presidents: Manhattan,
Marcus M. Marks; Brooklyn, L/feWls H.
Pounds; Bronx, Cyrus C. Miller; Queens,
Robert W. Hlgbie; Richmond, George
Cromwell.
Since the fusionists have no legal
standing as a party these candidates will
be officially placed in nomination by pe
tition.
Sequel to All-Night Struggle.
The regular democratic candidate, or
that to be backed by Tammany Hall, has
not yet been named, but Mayor Gaynonls
understood to be a candidate for nomina
tion for another term.
The agreement of the fusionists to put
Mitchel forward as their candidate was
not reached until after an all-night strug
gle, during which the committee took nine
ballots, on the first of Which Mitchel led
by slight margins over District Attorney
Charles S. Whitman and Borough Presi
dent George McAneny of Manhattan.
These were the only three candidates
considered, and the contest among their
adherents was stubborn. Mitchel led
slightly on every ballot, and on the final
vote won the necessary majority among
the eighty-eight members then present to
nominate. He received forty-five votes;
Whitman received forty-three, the Mc
Aneny forces breaking up and dividing
their strength between the two leaders.
Carries Renomination of Whitman.
The nomination of Mitchel was after
ward made unanimous. The ticket named
with Mitchel carries the renomination
of Whitman as district attorney, W. A.
Prendergast as controller and McAneny
as president of the board of aldertnen.
Mitchel, elected president of the board
of aldermen on the democratic ticket at
the last election, was recently appointed
by President Wilson as collector of cus
toms at this port. The preference which
the President then showed toward him
was used by his admjrers as evidence
that the President would favor him In
the anti-Tammany fight.
The platform adopted by the fusion
committee has municipal economy as its
corner storie. Other issues are "home
rule" with revision of the city charter,
police reform, and a social program
which includes public health, reduction
of food costs by the establishment of
terminal markets in each borough, estab
lishment of a municipal department of
recreation, limitation of the heights of
new buildings and the extension of trade
and vocational training in the public
schools.
When Mr. Mitchel was recently ap
pointed by President Wilson collector of
the port of New York, the understand
ing was if he desired to enter the mayor
alty contest he could do. so without re
signing until he felt ready to do so. Al
though tne White House made no com
ment on Mr. Mitchel's selection, It was
apparent that officials there Were pleased.
NO CLUE IN GEM THEFTS
Detectives Still Believe Profes
sionals Visited Narragan
sett Pier.
NARRAGAN8ETT PIER, R. I., August
1.?The disappearance of 1275,000 worth
of jewels from two residences in the Sum
mer colony was unexplained today,
though a small army of detectives has
been diligently at work on the mystery
since last Saturday night. Mrs. Joseph
H. Hanan, who sustained more than one
half of the total loss, was Indisposed as
a consequence of the disturbance of her
household, combined with the serious ill
ness of her husband. The latter was said
to be showing some improvement
According to Charles C. Rumsey, the
original estimate of the losses at his cot
tage was much too small, and the figure
is now placed at $125,OCX). A report that
Mr. Rumsey had dismissed the detectives
who have been in his employ could not
be confirmed.
Detectives here continue the line of
generally accepted theory that a gang of
professional thieves committed both rob
beries after ingratiating themselves with
servants or others familiar with the
habits of the two families. They are
keeping in communication with the police
of several cities in the expectation that
an eflPort will be made to turn the gems
into cash at large Jewelry houses.
Sues Transfer Company.
Suit for $5,000 damags has been insti
tuted in the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia by James Williams
against the Merchants' Transfer and
Storage Company. The complainant, j
through Attorney Edward H. Fisher,
states that March 23 last while employed
at a stable of the defendant, with other
employes, the latter allotted a box to fall
and crushed his right hand against an
iron pole. He declares he was perma
nently injured.
Her Name
Is Eve
As was that of tlie orig
inal woman. But no ser
pent tempts her.
Rather, the hero of the
story falls in love with her
at once, and he never re
grets it. See the new se
rial.
Hardpan & Co.
by Roy Norton
in the next
Sunday Magazine
of the
Sunday Star
to*
Sett**
FINAL FUME IN HOUSE
of mm case
Mr. Mann Closes Republican
Attack and Mr. Clayton De
fends Administration.
The final flare of the oratorical red fire
In the House In relation to the MoRey
nolds-McNab-Caminettl - Diggs Imbroglio
burned out today. Republican Leader
Mann closed the republican attack on trie
administration with a scathing denuncia
tion of the Attorney General and the de
fendants In the disputed cases. Repre
sentative Clayton of Alabama wound up
the debate with an hour-long defense of
the administration of Attorney General
McReynolds.
Representative Mann, despite galleries
crowded with women and girls, minced no
words in his discussion of the white
slave cases. After reviewing the facts In
the case he upbraided the democrats for
their attempts to defend the course of
the older Caminettl and Attorney General
McReynolds.
Charges Political Influence.
"Political Influence," he shouted, "was
used and yielded to in this case. The
Attorney General tells us that his talk
with Secretary of Labor Wilson prompted
the postponement of these cases. But a
month before that talk he had wired Mc
Nab from his hotel ordering the cases
held up."
"When the Attorney General tells us
what Induced that telegram at that time
and what influence caused that delay, we
will absolve him of all criticism In this
case.
"You may weep for the older Caminettl,
grieving over a wayward son. I shed my
tears for the young wife and the flve
week-old baby of young Caminettl, for
the wife and children of the man Diggs;
I shed my tears for the stricken mothers
of the two girls they debauched and ruin
ed through fear and force; I shed my
tears for the innocent, you try to protect
the guilty."
Representative Clayton made a lengthy
review of the case.
Petty Peanut Politics
liepresentatlve Clayton declared that
the republican attack on the Attorney
General was engineered by Representa
tive Kahn of California, "not on the
merits of the case, not because it was
called for by the circumstances, but
simply as a matter of petty peanut
politics."
He attacked Representative Mann for
his dramatic speech, and accused him
of. "weeping a half bushel of tears on
the floor of the House for an abandoned
flve-week-old baby because, on the facts
In the case, he had been discredited.
"The republicans have fallen down ut-i
terly in their attempt to make a scan
dal out of this cas?." he said. "They
have not been sustained by the facts,
and their Indictment has fallen to the
ground.
"So the gentleman from Illinois adopts
the tactics of a police court lawyer and
weeps his way out of court."
At the close of Representative Clay
ton's speech the House laid Representa
tive Kahn's resolution calling for infor
mation which the Attorney General al
ready has supplied on the table by a
vote of 93 to 57. The House then ad
journed until next Tuesday.
PROBERSlASH
WITH LAWYERS
(Continued Prom First Page.)
"this is the last time I am going to do it
Don't you break out this way any more.
You'll get a hearing here, but you inust
keep quiet"
Senator R'eed said he could not see any
inconsistency in the two statements. Sen
ator Kelson said there was, and the at
torneys were compelled to reframe their
questions.
Mulhall Anally admitted that the Amer
ican Federation of Labor officials never
did offer him anything for the letters.
Mulhall was first positive that he had
discussed the letters over the telephone
with Jackson H. Ralston, attorney for
the American Federation of Labor.
Ralston, in the room, asked several ques
tions through the committee and Mulhall
changed his testimony and said he Wasn't
sure It was Ralston he talked with.
LOAN SHARK PUNISHED.
Fined $1,000 and Put on Three-Year
Probation in New Jersey.
TRENTON, N. J., August 1.?Judge
Gnitchel in the Mercer county court
today fined Daniel H. Tolman of Mont
clair, N. J., $1,000 and placed him on
probation for three years on a charge
of conducting a so-called loan-shark
business in violation of the New Jer
sey law. Tolman when on trial plead
ed not gruilty, but later changed his
plea to guilty.
In passing sentence on Tolman, who
is sixty-one years old, the judge said
that if he should conduct a similar
business in any part of the United
States or Canada the court would con
sider the probation broken and would
cause his arrest and sentence.
SEWER GAS KILLS THREE.
Two Colored Hen Die at Wilmington
While Trying: to Rescue Another.
WILMINGTON, Del., August 1.?Two
colored men lost their lives here today in
a vain effort to rescue another. William
Boulden, a city employe, detailed to clean
a sewer, fell unconscious from sfeWer
gas when he descended. Jacob Monk im
mediately went down and also fell help
less.
Bert Trusty, a driver, who was pass
ing at the time volunteered to go after
the two others, and was overcome as
soon as he reached the bottom of the
sewer. A derrick was rigged and when
the three men were hauled out they were
dead.
ARTILLERY REACHES CAMP.
District Boys Take Hp Work Along
With Regulars.
Special Dispatch to Ttje Star.
ARTILLERY CAMP, Tobyhanna. Pa.,
Auguit 1.?When reveille rang out over
the camp of the 1st Battery, Field Ar
tillery, D. C. N. G., at 5:30 this morning
the men were ready and anxious to take
up the work of their twelve-day encamp
ment with the battalion of regular artil
lery from Fort Mj-er. After "stables"
the men were given until 12 o'clock to
fix up their camp, which is pitched on a
pile of rocks, the only available camp
site here. As far as can be seen there is
nothing but rocks, trees and mountains,
over which the District of Columbia boys
will work.
The battery arrived here yesterday
shortly before dark, after a trip enjoyed
by fevery one. Rain will probably put a
halt to the afternoon program, which is
instruction to men and officers in harness,
guns, signal work and care of the horses.
Fire Sweeps Alabama Town.
VALLEY HEAD. Ala.. August 1?The
greater part of Valley Head was de
stroyed last night by flre which, starting
ti> a large store, soon got entirely beyond
edtttrdl Six establishments were totally
destroyed. The loss Is in doubt
?
LICENSE GOES BU
ON RUST RUNG DAY
Not a Single Applicant Calls
Upon Now Excise Board
Up to 1 O'clock.
Although today was the first day for fil
ing applications for ltqaor license* under
tha new excise law, not a single applica
tion had been received up to 1 o'clock
this afternoon.
In former years there has been a keen
rivalry between two Washington saloon
men. one on D Street, the other on lower
Pennsylvania avenue, as to which should
be given license No. 1. The Pennsylvania
avenue man has been the winner for the
last three years, and last year on the
first day for the filing of applications
he was waiting at the door of the Dis
trict building before any of the working
force except the Janitors appeared.
This year, however, neither he nor hia
rival for the first license to be laaued had
put in an appearance at 1 o'clock, and
the clerka In the office of the excise board
were sitting around twiddling their
thumbs?there was nothing for them to
do.
The applications for liquor licenser un
der the new excise law will be acted
upon in the order in which they are re
ceived. and the licenses will be issued
November 1. This, and the fact that the
licenses now cost $1,00<X as against $800
heretofore, is given as the reason for the
nonappearance of Washington's contin
gent of retail liquor dealers today. 8aloon
men feel that the $1,000 license fee will
be worth more to them in their own hands
than it will if locked up in the coffers of
the District of Columbia.
Many to Go Out of Business.
The fact that applications for licenses
are to be more keenly scrutinized, under
the new law. than ever before, and the
accompanying chance that an application
may be rejected under the new law for
any of a score of reasons, causes the
liquor men to feel timorous.
They know the number of saloons in
Washington is to be greatly reduced, and
they know, too, that a license will cost
$1,500 next year; so many of them are
simply getting ready to go out of busi
ness. though none of the employes of the
excise board has heard any liquor man
make such a declaration in real earnest.
Meanwhile, the clerks and employes of
the new excise board are still working
without salaries. Another pay day oc
curred yesterday?for everybody else In
the employ of the District of Columbia
but the attaches of the excise board.
Just when they will begin drawing sal
aries again nobody knows. They are
living in hope, and praying that they
may experience the Joys of receiving a
salary check once more before they die
of old age.
m
COURT TO PASS OK PAPERS.
Liverpool Athenaeum Warned Hot
to Part With Barns Manuscripts.
LIVERPOOL, August 1.?The Liverpool
Athenaeum has received notification that
the legality of its recent sale of the so
called Qlenriddel manuscripts of the poet
Burns will be tatfen to the courts. The
London dealers who bought the manu
scripts supposedly in behalf of an Amer
ican at a price aald to be $25,000 have been
warned not to part with their ownership
for the present.
The action in the courts will be based
upon the contention that the manuscripts,
which were presented to the athenaeum
more than a century ago by Dr. Currie,
a Burns critic, had only been loaned to
him and that they really belonged to the
nearest heir of the poet, who is Miss An
nie Burns.
Even if Dr. Currie's ownership was es
tablished, it may also be contended the
athenaeum which received them from his
widow as an unconditional gl/t virtually
covenanted to keep them permanently and
had no authority to dispose of them as it
did.
POLICE BALKED rn TAXI FIGHT.
Avalanehe of Injnnction Filed in
Hew York City.
NEW YORK, August 1.?An avalanche
of injunctions served on the police today
virtually prevented the enforcement of
the new taxicab ordinance, which went
into effect at midnight. The ordinance
reduced fares aoout one-third, and abol
ished the private stands operated by the
larger hotels and restaurants. The in
junctions were obtained by the hotel and
restaurant keepers, who hold that they
are unable to give their guests proper
cib service unless they furnish private
stands for the taxicab companies.
AVIATOR TO RACE TRAQT.
Wood Plans Non-Stop Flight From
Hew York to Washington.
GARDEN CITY. L. t, August 1.?Pro
viding the weather is propitious and his
plans do not miscarry, C. M. Urvln Wood
of Kansas City will fly to Washington
the morning of August &, racing the
Pennsylvania limited. It Is Wood's in
tention to make a start from the Hemp
stead Plains aviation held early Tuesday
morning. He intends to make a non-stop
flight from New York. Harland Kamp
ner, also a western man, will loan the
machine which he completed recently and
later intends to fly in the Gordon Bennett
trophy race abroad. Kampner's machine
has made a speed of between seventyr
Ave and eighty-five miles an hour. It is
a monoplane.
Standard Oil Qets Foreign Lease.
BERLIN, August 1.?According to the
Hamburger Nachrichtfen, the Standard
Oil Company has acquired a twenty-year
leases on the Sfetesco property of 2,000
acres and other Important land conces
sions in Roumanla.
. ?
Cook County, 111., Rich in Property.
CHICAGO, August 1.?The total value
of taxable property In Cook county Is
$3,045,201,752, the board of assessors
found today upon completing their valu
ation for next year's taxes. County Clerk
Sweitzer made public an interesting re
port, which shows that the county gov
ernment possesses assets in excess of
$21,000,000.
Kills Herself on Third Attempt.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 1.?Mrs.
Tillie Newman, wife of Edward E. New
man, assistant secretary of the Cleve
land Trust Company, committed suicide
early this morning, by shooting herself
at their home. She was twenty-nine
years old. She had suffered from mel
ancholia. Twice within three months she
attempted to kill herself.
Weston Is Hearing Goal.
ST. PAUL, Minh., August 1.?Within
twenty-nine miles of the end of his walk
from New York to Minneapolis Edward
Payson Weston left Stillwater, Minn., to
day. .expecting to arrive in St. Paul late
this afternoon. He will remain here to
night and depart for Minneapolis tomor
row morning.
Berry Picker Killed by Snake.
LA CltOSSE. Wis., August 1.?Mary,
the seven-year-old daughter of Antoh
Erickson of the township of Bristow,
near here, died today from the effects of
a rattlesnake bite. The ehild was at
tacked by the reptile while She waS pick
ing blackberries, and though medical helA
was prompt, it failed to aave her. . 1
t
PHONE MICE EXPENSE
IS TERMED FICTmOUS
Stephan Files Brief in Cleve
land Park-Bethesda
Case. flHI
The contention of the Chesapeake and
Potomac Telephone Company that extra
ordinary additional expense Involved In
serving direct telephonic connectlona
from Cleveland Park exchange to certain
subscribers in Bethesda was shown by
the examiner to be largely fictitious and
imaginary, according to I>. E Stephen,
in his brief filed with the interstate com
merce commission today.
The hearing on this case was held July
2. and soon after the defendant's brief
Is filed the case will come up for final
oral argument. Stephan seeks to get a
Birect telephonic connection with the
Cleveland exchange.
Mr. 8tephan pointa to the fact that in
asking for the direct connections with
the Cleveland exchange the complainants
do not seek to have extended something
new or additional, but the commission's
offices are sought to require defendant
to restore to complainant a servloe pre
viously furnished.
Mr. Stephan further declares that none
of the material facts alleged by the com
plainant was contradicted by the defend
ant In direct examination nor wan any
attempt made to disprove them on croaa
examination.
Testimony Is Cited.
Varioua parts of testimony for witnesses
for the complainant are pointed to in an
attempt to show that their business In
terests are in Washington and that they
did not seek the establishment of tha
Bethesda exchange.
After referring to the fact that the tele
phone company, as testified, had hit upon
a railroad track as a boundary, Mr
Stephan says:
"As to defendant's attempt to Justify
the neceaslty of using the railroad tracks
for ita so-called 'well defined' northern
limit of direct connected Cleveland ex
change territory, complainant showed that
later, when defendant desired to include
Bethesda district certain business estab
lishments south of this railroad, defend
ant found no difficulty in moving and
definitely describing the boundary further
south so as to Include this section.
Action Called Arbitrary.
"This commission must recognise how
arbitrary and discriminate it is to limit
the boundaries of a telephone exchange
and the Interests of its population by
the irregular course of a branch rail
road, especially when It is realized th tt
this course takes In hundreds of acres
of farm land much further distant from
the circle and points of service in
volved. and leaves out certain well de
veloped suburbs a less distance from
the circle, and one where the interests
of the residents are closely allied with
Washington.
"The cold facts ar.?. and. according to
evidence, defendant offers no denial, that
in Its endeavor to enlarge and increase
a heretofore somewhat undeveloped tele
phonic system In that territory, principally
north and west of that In which com
plainant resides, defendant established
I the Bethesda exchange."
Reports of200,000,000-Bushel
Loss From Drought Excites
Chicago Market.
CHICAGO, August 1.?Excitement in the
corn market Whirled prices up more than
2 cents a bushel today. This made the
advance equal to about 7 cents in the
last week. Reports were at hand indicat
ing that the corn crop as a whole had
suffered a loss of 200,000,000 to 300,0o0,<l00
bushels in the last month, owing to dam
age from lack of the normal amount of
moisture. The greater part of the injury
has been in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri
and Nebraska, but the outlook for a
greatly enlarged area of damage was re
garded by many traders as dangerously
threatening.
Davenport. Iowa, sent word that all
drought records for July had been
broken. Less than two-tenths of an
inch of rain fell during the month, and
there were no signs of any relief. Peoria.
111., dispatches today said corn in the
fields near there was fired two to three
feet up. and was not likely to produce
any grain, the color of the ta?s?rls hav
ing become unnatural
USES BIBLE QUOTATIONS.
Mr. Kent Applies Passages to Mexi
can Situation.
Representative Kent of California, the
Independent member, who owns thousands
of heads of cattle, and yet votes for free
meat: who owns large Interests In Mexico,
but who believes It murder to send Amer
ican soldiers down there to be killed in its
defense, inserted a portion of the fcrip
tures in the Record today. He chose
three verses from Proverbs, saying they
absolutely put the kibosh on the Monroe
doctrine.
RepresentatH'e Kent says the Monro#
doctrine is obsolete. His biblical re
searches prompted him t,o insert the
following verses from Proverbs as indi
cating a foreshadowing of the present
situation:
"My son, if thou hast become surety
for thy neighbor, if thou hast stricken
thy hand for a stranger, thou art snared
with the words of thy moUth.
"He that passeth by and vexeth him
self with strife that belongeth not to
him is like one that takeih a dog by the
ears.
"He that is surety for a stranger shall
smart for it."
Mr. Kent adds:
"Don't let us take the Mexican dog by
the ears."
L0BD DECIES GETS VEBDICT.
Wins Suit Against London Builders
and Architects.
LONDON, August 1.? Lord Decles. who
married Vivien Gould of New York, has
won the action which he brought In the
high court against the London builders
Snd architects who reconstructed his
country house at Sefton Park.
The Initial suit was begun by the build
ers to collect payment for their work, to
which Lord Decles filed a counter claim
alleging overcharges and bad workman
ship.
By the verdict of Justice Ballhache
yesterday Lord Decles Is awarded S28, on
the basis of his allegations and also the
cost of the counter claim, amounting to
about $0o,000.
Twelfth Victim of Play Costumes.
NEW YORK, August 1.?Twelve chil
dren at play have been burned to death
in Brooklyn this summer while wearing
fringed Indian and cowboy suits. The
death today of the twelfth victim, a
five-year-old girl, caused Dr. Charles
Probst, coroner's physician, to publish
this fact and warn parents against let
ting children wear play costumes with
inflammable fringes
? ?
John BohlS. floor manager of the dane
Ing pavilion at Pen Mar has started a
crusade against ' raggy"' dancing, and
has directed a number of couple* dancing
ttoe new figures in extravagant sty la. to
Ml the floor.

xml | txt