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. X?' 1",6":'' WASHINGTON, D. g, SATURDAY. MAY an n.. n^n, -
. ONE CENT.
NATION'S CAPITAL I
PAYS ITS TRIBUTE
TO SOLDIER DEAD, '
Flowers Adorn Their Graves ir
Arlirmtnn anH fithor
Cemeteries.
PRESIDENT IS AMONG
ORATORS OF THE DAY V
Valor of Those Who Fought Both
Sides of Conflict Is
Extolled. *
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A DAY OF BEST FOB WOBKEB' "
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Departments of the Government th
Closed and Business in the !?
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City Is Generally th
Suspended. bt
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Following: the custom initiated forty- of
six years ago by the Grand Army of
the Republic, the capital of the United
States today is observing Memorial day
with a special note of significance in r(
the addresses that have been delivered t.
because the year 1914 has again ^
brought death and suffering: to Ameri- Jv
cans in uniform, and because no one
today can tell what further sacrifices
and demands are to be made by those ^
who responded to the call to the colors p
as they responded at Vera Cruz. ' tl
Men high in public life, including the
President of the United * States and Aj
the Speaker of the House of Repre- ^
Bentatives. have taken the opportunity
to call attention to the reunion of the ar
blue and the gray that has again taken lz
place at Arlington national cemetery,
where the principal celebration of the
day in Washington has occurred, and sj
to draw lessons of patriotism from the ci
stirring records of the past for the
benefit and guidance of the people in
days to come. ^
Nation Joins in Observance. bu
The observance of Memorial day in JJJ
Washington, however, has not been con- pr
fined to recalling the valor and patriotism
of those who gave their lives for
the flag, nor to visiting the ' bivouac of j
the dead" for the purpose of decorating w.
th* consecrated places in which they lie t3L
with flowers and greenery, in proof that
their memory is kept ever fresh in the
heart of 'a grateful nation. While the
stirring words of men in public station th<
have served to remind the people of Ar
their responsibilities, persons in all walks Co
of life have made the holiday in Wash- co
ington. as elsewhere throughout the ca:
country, a truly national one. The ex- Iiv
ecutive and other departments of the ca
government have been closed, commerce cli
has ceased for a period, the workers are to
afoot and afield, and all outdoors has da
beckoned them to a day of recreation, be
of i est. lie
With the solemn duties of remem- gr
brance fulfilled in the cemeteries of the his
capital, a tribute has likewise been paid
to the sailor dead who sleep beneath the
waters on which they battled, flowers
having been sent from Washington last
night to Old Point Comfort, where they 'a:
were set adrift at sea today in an open dr
boat by members of the Grand Army of ex
the Republic.
de
Arlington Cemetery Scene "?
of an Impressive Service
in Honor of Heroic Deac
te
Nation-wide observance of Memorial J*11
day was typified today in the decoration ^
of graves in Arlington national ceme- jn
tery. where the exercises were given offi- ac
cial tone by the presence of the Presi- of
dent, who addressed the veterans briefly,
and where Speaker Champ Clark of the
national House of Representatives and
Senator Reed Smoot were the principal
speakers. I
These ceremonies followed the parade f
of the G. A. R. and affiliated organiza
tions down Pennsylvania avenue this
morning, escorted by a detachment of the
District National Guard I]
In the nation's beautiful burying ground !
for many thousands of the country's pa- j
trlots. on Virginia's historic slopes over- ,
looking the Potomac, several thousand j
persona gathered to honor the memory
of those tvho had died in the service of
the country.
Graves Strewn With Flowers. M
Thousands of garlands of flowers were ni
placed lovingly on the graves of the sol- w
dier dead; tributes were paid to their n?
sacrifice of self for country's sake; Lincoin's
Gettysburg address and Gen L/>gran's
orders establishing Memorial day
were read, and hundreds of the old veterans
wept as the valorous deeds of their in
v companions in arms were recounted and er
the gratitude of the nation expressed by re
Its chief executive.
Speaker dark told anecdotes showing
the spirit of true Americans. He em- s*
phasized the fact that the spirit of peace P*
as commanded by the Bible is not ye* at
ruling the world. He showed how the call ai
for troops increased the army from "jo.ooo la
to within four years previous to
April.
He showed in concrete figures how this
mighty army has nearly all marched into
the "great beyond " As illustration h<
he told how w hen last \ ear he sought to oi
appoint a committee of twenty members al
of Congress to attend the fiftieth anniversary
of the battle of Gettysburg he
could Hnd in Congress but six who had si
fought under the stars and bars and tl
three wlin had served the Stars and b:
Stripes during the war. rr
"The trio of I'nion soldiers ." he said
"wen- <;?n. Sherwood of Ohio. Judge ir
(Joulden ??f New York and Mr. Kirkpat- r*
rn k of Iowa The six Confederates then ei
in the House were Stedman of North ti
Carolina. Taylor and Richardson of Alabama.
Talbott of Maryland. Kstopinal of ?
I?uisiana and Jones of Virginia. Since
that Judge Richardson has passed away
ami his pla? e has been taken by Judge
Harris, another Confederate soldier.
Soldiers in Earlier Congress.
When I entered Congress In 1893 there
w ere a dozen generals, including one Confederate
lieutenant general. Joe Wheeler,
who in the Spanish war added to the
laurels he had won in the civil war, and
one corps commander. Geri. Daniel \i.
% Sickles, who was so recently laid to rest
in this beautiful city of the dead.
"In addition to the dozen generals, a
large percentage of the members of the
House in the Thirty-third Congress had
(Continued on fourth page.)
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'RESIDENT AMONG
THE DATCORATORS
iccepts Invitation to Speak at
Arlington, After Having
Declined.
NFLUENCED BY OUTBURST
ar- aaitiaift?i
ur uni i iwdivi li\l la. A. K.
'nwilling, Says Official Statement
That Wrong Construction Should
Be Placed on Action.
The greatest surprise of Memorial
ty was the announcement from the
'hite House that President Wilson
ould attend the ceremonies at Arling>n,
after having declined the invitaon
to be present. This declination, folwed
by the news later that the Present
would attend the dedication of
le Confederate monument in Arling>n
cemetery June 4. caused an outirst
of criticism in G. A. R. circles
iroughout the country.
Resolutions of condemnation have
?en passed, and speakers at memoal
exercises throughout the country
day were prepared to make speeches
censure.
Surprised by Criticism.
The President, it is understood, did not
?alize that his action in both instances
ad caused such a stir. The explanations
om the \\ hite House at different times
ad failed to be accepted. It has beenj
lated there at various times that the
'resident did not wish to speak nt
rlington today because of the mediation |
roceedings at Niagara Falls, believing i
lat an appropriate address would neces-|
arily include some reference to the|
Lexican situation; that the invitation to:
ttend the Confederate monument dedicaon
was accepted many months ago;
lat the Confederate monument services
e a national affair, having been authored
by Congress, the monument to be
instructed in a national cemetery by
irection of Congress; that the Presisnt's
speech on that occasion would
iow how he felt as to veterans of the
vil war who fought for their country.
When the criticisms were laid before
e President yesterday he decided that
ther than permit his action to be mislderstood
and misconstrued he would
tend the Arlington ceremonies today,
it his decision was not made known
itil today. Col. John McElroy was
?tified from the White House of the
esident's plans.
Explanation by Tumulty.
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Superintendent
Thurston
On Going to Church, j
Page 3.
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l., vwiiiiv\.uuii mui nit; auinjuiiccmeni
18 the following statement by Secrery
Tumulty, who was asked to explain
ly the President changed his mind:
'When the 'invitation was extended by
e committee representing the Grand
my of the Republic of the District of
>lumbia the President informed the
mmittee that he did not think the ocsion
would be opportune for the deery
of an appropriate address, and beuse
of this he felt that he must dene
the invitation, agreeing, however,
attend a memorial service at a later
te. Evidently a false construction has
en placed upon his action, and therein
s the reason for the change of proam.
The President was not willing that
i absence should be misconstrued."
Not Influenced by ClarK.
The acceptance by Speaker Clark of a
st-minute invitation to deliver the adess
complicated the situation to some
tent. It became known that the Presi
nt's change of mind in going: to Arigton
was, as stated, arrived at yesrday
afternoon, but for some reason
as not made public.
rhe statement made public today, it was
id at the White House, was written yesrday
afternoon, to be given to the press
st night, indicating that the acceptance
' Speaker Clark had nothing to do with
e White House decision, it is said, havg
been dictated before the Speaker's
tion became known to any one. Friends
the administration scoffed the sugges>n
that the President's change of mind
as influenced in any manner by the acptance
by Speaker Clark.
I0PE TO SOLVE MYSTERY
ldiana Authorities Arrest th
Father and Stepmother of
Missing Girl.
NEW CASTLE, Jnd., May 3d.?Dr. and
rs W. A. Winters, father and stepother
of Catherine Winters, aged nine,
ho disappeared from her home here
ore than a year ago. were arrested on
eir arrival here from Terre Haute today,
hey are charged with conspiracy to comit
a felony. This makes three arrests
the case. W. H. Cooper, a former room.
in the Winters home, having been arsted
late last night.
It was stated that the charge of contrary
to commit a felony had been
aced against the three persons under
rest merely as a means of holding them
id that the charges might be changed
ter.
Claims He Can Prove Alibi.
Cooper was a roomer at the Winters
ome at the time of the disappearance
f the girl, but left New Castle the day
Tter she disappeared and remained away
>r ten days. He did not seem much
lrprised when arrested, and declared)
tat he could prove an alibi. He alsol
lamed Mayor Watkins for his predica-l
lent.
Large sums of money have been spent
i search for the child and she has been
?ported found in various parts of the
ountry, but each report has proved unr
ne.
SHALL CARRANZA
BE REPRESENTED?
PRDRIFM flF HRIIR
IVVkalBMI W? D v '
Mediators Deliberate Over Admittance
of Constitutionalists
to Peace Conference.
AMERICANS MAY LEND
INFLUENCE TO THIS ENC
Huerta Delegates Agree to Abidr
by Decision of Negotiators.
| MORE DETAILS OF PEACE PLAT
Provisional President of Mexico ant'
Cabinet Would Hold Office Until
1916, the Time of Regular
Election.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario, May 30.?
The South American mediators are confronted
today with the problem of
whether or not they will permit constitutionalist
representatives to enter the
conferences here. The issue has been
raised through the sending: of a note from
Gen. Carranza by a special messenger.
Juan F. T'rquidi. in which the constitutionalist
expresses surprise that the mediators
proceeded with the negotiations
without reply to his telegram asking
what points would be discussed in the
mediation.
The Huerta delegates know only unofficially
of the presence here of Mr. TTrquidi.
but they expect today to be for
many aavised or the nature of the communication
he brought. On the subject
of constitutionalist representation the
Huerta delegates have decided among
themselves that they, will abide by any
decision the mediators may make.
View of Americans.
The mediators announced after Ur|
quidi's visit that the course of the mediation
proceedings would not be disturbed
through the new representations. There
was every reason to believe, however,
that the American delegates, who are
thought to have interceded to obtain an
audience for Urquidi yesterday, might
pursue the matter further so as to bring
about constitutionalist representation in
the conferences. The view of the American
delegates is that it would be far
more satisfactory to deal with the various
factions before any agreement or
protocol is signed than to attempt later
to bring a third party, the constitutionalists.
into accord with the two-party
agreement now being prepared.
In the meantime the Huerta and American
delegates are still awaiting word
from their respective governments before
giving final approval to the tentative
plan before them.
Some Details of Plan.
Some of the hitherto unpublished details
of the plan are as follows:
The provisional government which would
succeed the Huerta regime, consisting o?
a provisional president and four cabinet
members, would hold office until 191?>,
when the term of Madero expires, and a
regular presidential election takes placeThe
object of this is to give the new
administration a year or more in which
to pacify the country, prepare it for a
popular election and make a beginning
on land and educational reforms.
Though some of the delegates on both
sides would have preferred five persons,
all neutral in politics, to compose the newgovernment
the tentative plan now is to
have two constitutionalists and two men,
not identified with the Huerta administration,
but chosen by the Huerta delegates,
for the four cabinet portfolios with
a neutral provisional president.
Talks With Lehmann.
Urquidi called on the American delegates
this forenoon and discussed with
Mr. Lehmann the constitutionalists' attidrawn
is that the American delegates
drawn is tha tthe American delegates
will champion the cause of the constitutionalists
until it has been determined
whether the Carranza faction will have
personal representation here during the
continuance of the negotiations.
The mediators themselves conferred at
some length in respect to the character of
answer to be made to Gen. Carranza's
communication. They were inclined toward
a mere acknowledgment, but the indications
are that the wish of the Washington
government will prevail that full
consideration be given the constitutionalists.
If so, the negotiations will be prolonged.
Wants All Issues Settled.
The mediators had believed it would be
possible to frame a protocol dealing with
the important phases of the controversy
between the United States ami Gen.
Huerta and such of the internal questions
that must be settled here which Gen.
Carranza would approve. Then certain
j details would have been left to more lei!
surely settlement after th?- return of the
j mediators to Washington. It is understood
i now that the envoys yielded to arguments
from Washington that there should be no
adjournment of the Niagara Falls meeting
until disposition is made of all of the
questions before it.
Should satisfactory arrangements be
made whereby (Jen. Carranza may be willing
to send delegates on terms satisfactory
to the mediators. It is possible that
the conferences might continue for two
or three weeks or more.
Mexican Delegates
at Niagara Falls Are
Asked for Full Repor'
MEXICO CITY, May 30.?Instructions
were sent yesterday afternoon by the
Mexican government to its peace delegates
at Niagara Falls to forward immediately
a report. 01 uic wuir uuhc au xai <ti ine
conferences.
According to announcement an effort is
to be made to recapture the town of
Tepic, now held by the forces under
Rafael Buelna, the constitutionalist governor
of that territory. Gen. Javier de
Moure is preparing to leave for that city
at the head of a powerful column.
The department of gobernacion reports
that the Cauhtemoce brewery at Monterey
has been seized by constitutionalists.
who are operating the plant and sell(Continued
on Second Page.)
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Hals victors :
in morning game i
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Timely Hitting and Brillian =
Fielding Defeat Red Sox '
by Score of 6 to 4.
BY J. ED GRU/LO.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BOSTON. May 30.?Timely hitting am
brilliant fielding allowed the Nationals t<
win the morning game from the Red Sox.
Score: Washington, 0; Boston, 4. (
Engel relieved Ayers in the second inning
and. aided by great support, managed
to hold his opponents in check. Bos- 1
ton pitched three left-handers, Leonard.
Collins and Coumbe. Hooper's triple and
Speaker's single gave the Sox a run in the
first inning.
Ayers' poor fielding in the second inning
caused him to be taken out. Gardner
opened the round by doubling to
left. Gainor bunted to Ayers, and the
latter threw poorly to third, both runners
being safe. Carrigan bunted to
Ayers. who fumbled and fell down.
Engel tiien took his place. Gandil retired
Leonard, unassisted, and Hooper
was walked, tilling the bases. Scott's
fly to Milan allowed Gainor to score.
A wild pitch moved both runners up.
but Lewis popped to Gandil, ending the
inning. 1
Nationals Take the Lead. 1
In the first half of the third inning t
the Nationals took the lead by scoring four
runs, thanks to Leonard's ineffectiveness.
McBride started with a hit.
nenry sirucK out, Dut McBride stole (
second and Engel's hit to right sent
McBride to third. Moeller's force of )
Engel at second enabled McBride to
score. Foster singled, Moeller going to I
third, and Foster to second on throw- [
in.
Leonard then walked Milan and Gondii, t
forcing Moeller home. He had three balls *
on Shanks when Collins took his place. *
Collins walked Shanks, forcing Foster ^
home. Morgan singled through Gardner g
and Milan scored, but Gandil was caught S
at the plate. c
Two remarkable plays saved Engel in
the fourth. He walked Speaker. Foster
made a one-handed pick-up of Janvrin's
bunt, and Shanks, coming in from left
field, covered second and Gandil threw
to him and caught Speaker. Gardner
followed with a hit, which was wasted.
Moeller's single. Milan's triple and Gandil's
double gave the Nationals two runs
in the fifth.
Engel faltered in the seventh, when
Thomas singled and Henriksen, batting
I for Collins, walked, as did Hooper, tilling
the bases. Scott popped to Foster and
Lewis' line drive to McBride resulted in
a double play.
The Red Sox scored one run in the
ninth.
Game in Detail.
First inning: Washington?Moeller flies
to Hooper, in right, a great catch; Foster
out. Janvrin to Gainor; Milan out. Gardner
to Gainor. No runs.
Boston?Hooper triples to right center;
Scott strikes out; Lewis also fans; .
Speaker singles to right, scoring Hooper; t<
Janvrin out. McBride to Gandil. One run. i
Second inning: Washington?Gandil flies s
to Lewis; Shanks singles to left; Morgan {
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lies out to Janvrin: Shanks out stealing,
I'arrigan to Scott. No runs.
Boston?Gardner doubles to left; Gainor
)unts to Ayers, who throws poorly to
roster, Gardner reaching third; Carrigan
ilso bunts, Ayers fumbling: Gardner
tcores. Engel takes Ayers' place. Leonn*d
out, Gandil, unassisted; Hooper
valks. purposely filling bases; Scott flies
o Milan, sacrifice. Gainor scores; Lewis,
vild pitch, runners move up; fouls out to
iandll. Two runs.
Third inning ?"Washington ? McBride
tingles to left. Henry strikes ctat. McBride
steal!? second. Engel singles to
ight. McBride going to third. Moeller
orces Engel at second. Scott to Janvrin,
McBride scoring. Foster singles to right,
Moeller going to third and Foster to
iecond on throw to third. Milan walks,
filing the bases. Gandil walks, forcing
lome Moeller. Collins takes Leonard's
lace. Shanks walks, Foster scoring.
Morgan singles through Gardner, Milan
;coring, Gandil out at plate, Scott to Cargan.
Four runs.
Boston?Speaker walks. Janvrin bunts,
'oster making a great one-handed stop
nd throws out batter. Speaker overuns
second and is out. Gandil to Mciride.
Gardner singles to center. Out
stealing, Henry to McBride. No t uns.
1'ounn inning: v> asmngion?mccnae
?ut. flies to Gainor; Henry flies to left,
i great catch by Lewis; Engel flies to
Hooper. No runs.
Boston?Gainor doubles to left; Cardigan
sacrifices. Gandil unassisted.
Gainor going to third; Collins strikes
uut; Hooper flies to Shanks. No runs.
Fifth inning: Washington?Moeller
singles to renter; Foster lined to
Hooper; Moeller steals second; Milan
triples to right, Moeller scoring; Gandil
doubles to left. Milan scoring. Carri<an
throws wild to second after Gandil
;ind runner goes to third; Shanks flies
to Hooper, Gandil out at plate, Hooper
lo Carrigan. Two runs.
Boston?Scott flies to Milan; Lewis
out, Fngel to Gandil; Speaker flies to
Shanks. No runs.
Thomas now catching for Boston.
Sixth inning: Washington ? Morgan
lies to Lewis: McBride out, hit by his
>wn batted ball; Henry doubles to left;
Sngel strikes out. No runs.
Boston?Janvrin flies to Morgan; Gardter
fouls to Gandil; Gainor flies out to
Moeller. No runs
Seventh inning: Washington?Moeller
>ut. Gardner to Gainer: Foster walks;
Milan forces Foster. Janvrin to Scott;
landil flies to Speaker. No runs.
Boston?Thomas singles to center; Heniekson.
batting for Collins, walks: Hooper
walks, filling the bases; Scott flies to
"oster; Lewis, line drive to McBride. double
play. McBride to Morgan, getting
denricksen. No runs.
Eighth inning: Washington?Coumbe
akes Collins' place on the rubber; Shanks
iingles to center; Shanks was caught nap>ing
at first. Coumbe to Gainor: Morgan
iingles to left center and was thrown out
it second trying to stretch it to a double, j
Speaker to Scott: McBride singles to left,
Jcott losing ball in the sun; Henry strikes
>ut. No runs.
Boston?Speaker out. McBride to Gandil;
anvrin flics to Milan: Gardner flies out
o Milan, a great catch. Js'o runs.
Ninth inning?Washington: Engel out.
"oumbe to Gainor. Moeller strikes out.
*oster out. Gainer unassisted. No runs.
Boston?Gainer out. Gandil to Engel.
rhomas singles to center and goes to
lecond when Milan allowed hall to go
letween his legs. Rehg. hatting for
'oumhe. flies to Milan. Hooper singles
o right. Moeller lets hall go through him
ind Thomas scores and Hooper on third.
Jcott hit by pitched ball. Lewis forces
Jeott, Morgan to McBride. One run.
WASH'S. AR. R.BH.SU.SH.SO.BB.PO.A. E.
loeller. rf. ... 5 2 1 101 0101
?oster, 3b 4 1 1 000 1 1 1 0
Ulan, if 4 2 I 0 0 O 1 5 0 1
and 11. lb 3 O 1 O 0 0 1 X 2 0
hanks. If 3 O 2 0 O 0 1 3 0 0
lot-gun. 2b 40 2 00001 1 0
h-Bride. ss. ... 4 1 2 1 0 O 0 3 3 0
lenry_ c 4 O l O 2 O 0 4 1 0
k vers, p O O 0 0 0 O 0 0 0 2
Ingel. p 4 0 1 O O 1 0 1 1 0
Totals 35 ? 12 2 2 2 4 27 0 4
BOSTON. AB. R.BH.SB.SH.SO.BB.FO.A. E.
lonper. rf 2 1 2 O 0 ? 2 4 1 0
oott. as 3 0 O 1 O 1 O 3 3 0
x-uls. If "? O O O 0 1 0 3 O O
>>f .1 ft 1 ft a rt i i 1 ft!
Huvrin. 2b 4 O o o O o 0 2 1 0
lardner, .lb. ...4 1 200000 3 0
lainer, lb 4 1 1 O 0 O 0 8 0 0
'arrlgan, c. ...00002003 1 1
'homas, c 2 1 2 0 O 0 O 3 1 ?
. onard, p 1 OOOOOOOOO,
'oil in*. p 1 O O O O 1 O 0 O O
Vfumbo. p O O o 0 O 0 O O 0
lenrtksen* O O 0 O O O 1 O O 0
tehgt 1 O ? O 0 0 0 0 O <i
Totals 30 4 8 1 2 3 4 27 11 ~1
Batted for Collins in the seventh.
tBatted for Ooumbe In the ninth.
Vasbington 0 0 4 O 2 0 0 0 0-6
bmton 1 2 0 O 0 O o o 1?4
Two-base hits? Gardner, Gandil. Gainer. Threehits
Hooper. Milan. Henry. Hits?Off Ayrs.
3 In one innlug: off Engel. in eight inning-;
ff Leonard, 2 in two and one-third innings; off
'ollius. 7 in four and one-third Innings; off
;<iumb.?. 3 in two innings. Double plays- Foster
o <Iandil to Shanks: McBride to Morgan: Hooper
o Carrigau. Left on bases?Washington. 5; Boson,
7. First base ou errors?Boston, 2. Hit
>y pltrber?By Engei, I (Seott). Wild pitch?
5ngel. Umpires? Messrs. Chill and Sheridan.
L'uiie o? gtuue?2 hours and 25 minute*.
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FIVE ARE INJURED i
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IN AUTO CLASSIC j
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Accidents Numerous in FiveHundred-Mile
Race in
Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS. May 30.?Five persons
have been injured, scores of spectators
have had narrow escapes from i
death and injury, and giant racing automobiles
have been rendered masses of l
twisted steel as result of accidents mar- ,
ring the famous automobile classic, the \
five-hundred-miie Memorial day race on ;
the speedway here. Those injured, some
of them probably fatally, are drivers
and mechanicians. By almost miraculous
circumstances the spectators thronged
about the course have so far escaped
the speeding machines as they have
overturned or dashed through the concrete
walls surrounding the speedway
track. j
Among those now in the hospital facing
death is doughty Joe Dawson, one of
America's most successful drivers, who
has won racing honors in all sections of
the country, and who last year won the
Memorial day race.
From the time the giant racing ears *
lined up on the track shortly bet ore 1<? 1
o'clock this morning up until the present i
time the nearly 100,<XK> spectators have <
received thrill after thrill. So numerous (
have been the accidents that the interest
in the outcome of the race itself is 1
secondary. J
Cars Line Up in Bows. *
The race was started promptly at 10 c
o'clock. The cars lined up in eight rows
before the judges, and when the starting (
bomb, which, w hen it burst, unfolded a *
parachute to which was attached an j
American flag, was exploded, the thirty c
ars. paced by a machine bearing a
speedway official, began jockeying for i
.daces in the flying start. The first lap r
does not count in the -<*> necessary to t
complete the race. ?
Oldfield had trouble with his car when c
it was brought out to be lined up, and x
it was announced that oil had been s
poured In the engine. He managed to f
get it in working order in time to make *
the start. 11
Ralph De Palma, who withdrew his
car yesterday and announced his intention
to Leave lor New York, decided to
remain, and was an interested spectator ,
from the press stand.
Thomas was leading at the completion e
of fifty miles by about a quarter of a a
lap. Christiaens followed, with Ander- p
son close behind. Thomas' time for the
fifty miles was 34.4*2. '
s
First Car to Overturn.
Chassagne's car. No. 12, overturned on J
the northeast turn and his mechanician. $
S. Morris, was knocked unconscious, but n
not fatally hurt. Chassagne escaped un- \
hurt and expected to get his car back s
into the race. ^
The first hundred miles was completed 1
by the leader, Thomas, in 1:0t>.33, or at ^
the rate of more than 87 miles an hour.
Thomas was closely followed by Duray
and Bragg in the order named.
Gilhooley's car overturned on the southwest
turn, and both the driver and the
mechanician were taken to the hospital, s]
Both were thought to have been seriously
injured.
Dawson, winner of the 1912 race, was S1
probably fatally injured when his car
turned over and pinned him and his 0
mechanician under it. Both were taken p
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DISTRICT HEADS !
FOR CROSSED DILI!
Jrge Municipal Ownership am
Operation of City Street
Railways. I
\PPEAR IN PERSON BEFORE
HOUSE COMMITTEE TODAY
Declare Public Service Ought Not to
Be Rendered by Private Corporation
for Profit. (
Commissioner Newman intimated beore
the Housp District committee today
hat the public utilities commission had
urned up information that could be used
is a sound argument in favor of the own- <
rship and operation by the District government
of the street railways of the
District.
Commissioner Siddons told the commitee
that in his opinion the public utilities
ominission would never be able to reguate
the street railways to the satisfacton
of the public, and advocated muntcpal
ownership as the most progressive
)f all doctrines on the subject; and Comnissioner
Harding answered the quesions
of the members of the committee,
showing that lie is a iirm believer in pubic
ownership.
For several hours today, in a hot and
rowded committee room, the heads of
he District government laid their reaons
for advocating the Crosser street
ailway ownership bill, while street railway
officials, who have been fighting the
>ill tooth and nail and by statistics with>ut
end, heard the Commissioners base
heir reasons for selling out the two priate
corporations now owning the railvays
on the general doctrine "that a
;ervice which is public ought not to be
endered by a private corporation for
irofit."
Uommissioner^ Newman's Statement.
Commissioner Newman opened the
;ession with a statement which
howed all the signs of care and study.
\.t the conclusion of its presentation
tepresentative Winslow, strongly op>osed
to municipal ownership, asked
lim:
"You have gone thoroughly into this
juestion as it appears in the world at
arge; have you any specific reasons,
oeal reasons, why the Crosser bill
ihould pass?"
Commissioner Newman's reply was to
he effect that the general reasons he
Ldvocated were sufficient for the specific
local situation; and he added that
.ontrol of street railways by public
ommission here is rendered difficult
>y the existence of two lafge railway
orporaiions.
Representati\e Winslow asked him if
he favored governmental ownership of
all utilities, telephones, telegraphs,
railroads, mines, etc.
Favored Governmental Ownership.
Mr. Newman said he did believe in it;
that he favors first the governmental
ownership of all those utilities without
which modern civilization cannot exist,
and other services follow in their general
usefulness.
"Before you became Commissioner .
were you on record in speeches or
articles favoring municipal ownership?**
asked Representative Winslow.
"Oh. yes."
"Then you came to the District building
already prejudiced?"
"I'd dislike to call it prejudiced- 1
would say it was a conviction."
The Massachusetts representative asked
how the District could handle interurban
travel if it owned the District roads but
not the roads extending beyond the District
line, such as the Chevy Chase line.
Commissioner Newman said he believed
the District would have three methods,
one would be to get authority from Confess
to operate them, to enter into a
private contract with the roads or by
straight purchase of the properties.
Regulation Matter of Doubt.
Representative Winslow endeavored to
jet an answei; to the question as to
.vhether the Commissioners knew any
eason why the roads here should be sold
>ut "affecting their management." After
. onsiaeraoie spurring Lommisanmcr i>ewnan
made a flat refusal to answer, based
>n the statement that the public utilities
commission is delving into the companies'
iff airs, and a statement at this time t
vould be premature. He did say, however:
"The commission has met with so much
ibstruction and opposition in the attempt
o regulate the roads that L doubt we
an ever regulate them properly, and that
s one reason for advocating municipal
ownership."
Commissioner Siddons said be believed
11 general that public service should be
endered by publicly-owned concerns, and
hat he is opposed to private monopoly in
ill its forms. He said, in reply to denun:iation
of municipal ownership given by
vitnesses before the committee, that the
;addest of all chapters is the story- of the
ailure of the privately-owned public servce
corporations.
Increase of Electric Light Plants.
Statistics showing the location of the
,562 publicly owned plants were furnishd
the committee by Mr. Newman, who
sserted that the total assets of the
lants amounted to $86,521,125 and their
labilities $68,822,903. leaving them a net
urpius of $17,698,222.
"The gross income of the plants in 1912
?as $2.1.218,989, and the gross expenses
7ore $16,917,165, making a net profit of s
6,301,824," said the Commissioner. "In c
ot one of the forty-eight states in which t
he utilities are located was a loss fi
hown." d
The District official then took up the c
uestion of gas companies, stating that h
19 of the 1,296 gas plants in the I'nited g
tates are municipally owned. This is j
n increase of about a hundred in the tj
ist twelve years, he stated.
Substantial Railway Revenues.
Municipal ownership figures with repect
to the operation of street railways *
ere presented to the committee in conderable
detail.
Mr. Newman said that the railway lines E
f the cities of Calgary. Edmonton and a
k
ort Arthur, Canada, which are municially
operated, had shown substantial net
avenues. w
He quoted from Hiouse document 710,
fnne-rpas to show that in ai
rreat Britain there are 1.043 publicly a|
wned waterworks. 25<> publicly owned
as-lighting plants. .'U?4 publicly owned
ectrlc lighting plants and 142 publicly ?*
wned street railways.
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College to Bar Sororities. th
MACON. Ga.. May ?>.?Sororities are to it
e abolished by Wesleyan College here, tt
le oldest chartered women's college in
merica. By an almost unanimous vote fjj
le board of trustees decided yesterday ec
lat no new students hereafter shall be di
iltiated into any of the college secret h<
rgamzaUona. ? v
V
51. LAWRENCE BEING
SEARCHED FOR MORE
VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
3ulk of the More Than 300
Bodies Found to Be Taken
to Quebec for identification.
rHE LIVING, ESTIMATED AT
355, EN ROUTE TO HOMES
7apt. Kendall. Still Suffering From
His Injuries, Remains at
Rimouski.
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3apt. Anderson Ascribes Collision to
Suddenness of Fog-?$1,000,000
in Silver Bars Went Down
With Ill-Fated Empress
of Ireland.
Loss of Life Exceeded by
Only Four Other Disasters
The loss of life on the Empress
of Ireland has been equaled or exceeded
by only four marine disasters
in the last century. These
were the loss of the Rhone, Wye
and other vessels at St. Thomas in
the sreat hurricane of October 29.
1867, when 1.000 persons perished;
the burning: of the excursion boat
General Slocum in the East river.
New York, June 15. 1904. with an
approximated loss of 1.000 lives;
that most terrible of all marine dis
asters of modern times, the loss of
the Titanic, April 14, 1912, which
sank, after collision with an iceberg,
with 1,490 of her company,
and the loss of the Kickemaru off
the Japanese coast September 28,
1912, with a loss of 1.000 lives.
Other disasters that aoproximated
in loss of life the fatality list of
the Empress of Ireland were the
Princess Alice, sunk in collision in
the Thames river September 3,
1878, with a loss of 700; the Brtogrul,
foundered off the Japanese
coast September 19, 1890. loss 5-10;
the Utopia, sunk off Gibraltar in
collision March 17. 1893, with a loss
of 574; the Norge. stranded off
Rockall reef June 25, 1894, with a
loss of 000; La Bourgogne. lost in
collision in the north Atlantic July
4, 1898, with a loss of 371; the Japanese
battleship Mikasa. blown up
September 12, 1905, with a loss of
599.
QUEBEC, May 30.?Of the thousand or
more persons who went to their death
with the sinking of the liner Empress of
Ireland, the bodies of more than 300 had
been recovered today, search was being
conducted In the St. Lawrence for others,
and the living?estimated at 355 were
either at or en route to their homes,
garbed In garments supplied by the residents
of Rimouski. Today the bulk of the
dead recovered were placed on the government
tender Lady Grey at Rimouski
to be brought here for identification. Capt.
Kendall of the Empress of Ireland, still
suffering from his injuries, remained at
the little village from the wharves of
which at low tide he could see the funnels
of his stricken ship gleaming above
the river's surface.
With the Empress, it became known
today, went down $1,000,009 in silver bars,
shipped from Cobalt to England.
It is the opinion in shipping circles that
the Empress will either have to be bodily
raised or dynamited from her position for
fear that her presence will cause the formation
of a sandbar.
The Storstad Beaches Quebec.
The collier Storstad that ripped open
the liner's side arrived at yueoec eanj
this morning and proceeded slowly to
Montreal, to which port her cargo of
oal is consigned. Capt. Anderson, while
refusing to give out any extended statement.
said that the collision had been due
solely to the suddenness with which tiie
fog shut down upon the vessels. He
added that after the crash he picked up
more than ."JOd persons; in fact, most of
those saved.
Hater they were transferred to the
Lady Evelyn and the Eureka. The collier
had in her bow above the water
line a hole large enough to admit three
(lien erect.- Her port anchor was
nissing. having been dragged away and
sunk with the Empress.
The whole of Quebec mourned today
iwaiting the arrival of the dead from
Ftimouski. 1'ndertakers from lar and
iear have been summoned to tiie city,
md the government dock, so called, has
>een converted into a morgue. High
dies of coffins await the dead. They
vill be ranged in rows together with
my scant belongings they possessed
:o facilitate their identification. A few
vere identified at Himouski today, but
t will be long, slow work.
Among those whose ieentirtcation was
bought to be correct was a Mrs. Oalagher
of Winnipeg. Her son identified
he body. There was a Gallagher, sex un.
tated. mentioned yesterday in the first
abin survivors. Another body was
hought to be that of Albert Anderson, a
irst cabin passenger of Montreal or Lonlon.
Other identifications, supposed to be
orrect. were Mrs. P. Flack of Gravenurst.
Ont.. not mentioned in the passen
;er list, and tne ooay 01 a man. a wr.
'aylor. There was a J. T. Taylor mentoned
among the first cabin missing.
Many Bodies Cut and Bruised.
There Is among the dead the body of a
ell dressed woman, on whose lingers
here are diamonds.
Beside her lay the body of one of the
!mpress' stewards. Many of the bodies
re cut and bruised, some as if with a
nlfe. There are many women and
lany children. On the man tailor's body
as a belt holding $2,000.
Some wore life belts when picked up,
ad of these many had died with their
rms extended above their heads. One
oman, who held the body of her dead
lild to her breast, wore a gold chain
'orinp- a fiTOld cross.
Survivors arriving here and at Moneal
all agree on the outstanding
>ints of the disaster. It was so guick
lat there was no time for intelligent
mcerted action. Hundreds of women.
is said, might have been saved had
ley not stopped to dress.
Though the crew members predomiated
in the saved, no word of reproach
?r them has been heard. It was pointi
out that many were on deck, on
ity, and that those who leaped after
slping such passengers as they could
re ?ble to swim. Most of ^he first
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