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irf38f?S? V rj Thunder Storms and Cooler'Tohight. I ! J ft WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING-, MAY 1, 1911. ' NUMBER 7067. ' Yesterday's Circulation-, 46,148 Twenty Pages PEICE ONE CENT. ,v rw.'Si fhe1foMTtafom Wim Last Edition h I li ARCHERS 1 aOTICilLE DEATHJVIYSTERY drowning of Dr. Gray in Canal Was an Accident. VALUABLES INTACT; HEAD STILL MISSING Jody Decapitated by Rudder of Boat or Lock Gate, Is Police Theory. i ' Grappling In the Chesapeake and Ohio canal at the foot of Twenty eighth Btreet shortly before 2 o'clock today, the Harbor police found the coat and vest worn by Dr. William A. Gray, the retired druggist, when he disappeared on the 1st of March last. Watch, wallet and money were ln tact in one of the pockets of the coat, and the mystery of how the aged man met his death is thus Bolved, as the police and the rela tives of the dead man are now con vinced that he met with an acci dent The missing garments were brought to the surface of the water when the boat of the Harbor police neared the point where the canal intersects with Rock creek. Money Intact. Tn the hurried search or the clothing the watch of the dead man. valued at about $100, was found Intact In a vest pocket, and the wallet, containing Jl" In bills, was discovered in an inside pocket of the coat. One or two other Email trinkets which Dr. Gray had been in the habit of carrying about with him. ere also touno. . - nr - Jipsf At jw garments tnj polke -ok up with 'ifiel .awed energy the search for the missing' head, but -without success up to about 2:30 o'clock. Ad ditional drag nets will be placed out, however, and the canal and Rock Creek again dragged in the hope of finding the head. It Is the theory of the police that the head was torn from the body as it passed through the lock of the canal, or as it was struck by some passing canal boat. Not a Suicide, That Dr. Gray committed suicide is not believed by cither his lelatives or the police. It being thought that the coat and vest slipped from the bod as it floated in the water. It is supposed that In his escape from the Georgetown Hospital, where he thought that he would be confined on account of his health. Dr Gray wander .a oinno- ., hanVa nf xtnru Preek nnH ' t, fc In all probability slipped and fell, fa tally Injuring himself. Coroner Nevltt will hold an inquest at the morgue tomorrow, but it Is not like- ly that the exact cause of death trill ever be disclosed. Inasmuch as the body Is in too advanced a stage of disin tegration to permit of a very close ex amination. Up to 2 o'clock this afternoon po lice of the Harbor precinct had failed to recover the head of Dr. Gray Many theories have been advanced s to the manner In which the aged man met his death after he disap peared from the waiting room of the Georgetown University Hospital on March 1. but detectives working on the case said this afternoon that they believed Dr. Gray accldently fell into the canal. The bodv had been In the water so long and was In such a condition that Morguemaster Bchonenberger said the head could easily have been knocked or torn off bv a Wow from a canal boat rudder or bv being caught in one of the lock gates. Not First Time. This Is not the first time a headless body has been pulled out of the water," said Morguemaster Schonenberger this afternoon. "We have gotten several out of the river In that condition, but In most cases the heads have been knocked off by the paddle wheels of the Meamers. Of course there are no boats with paddlewheels ln the canal, but the body was so sou that a slight blow would have torn away the head." The body was found at what Is prac tically the Intersection of the canal and Rock creek, a short distance above the point where both bodies of water empty into the Potomac Dr Gray could have fallen Into either the creek or the canal so far as the place where his bodv was found Is concerned A few hours after he disappeared from the hospital he was said (Continued on Fourth Page.) WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Showers and thunder storms tonight cooler tonight. Tuesday, showers and colder. TEMPERATURES. S a. m 71 12 noon 79 1 P. m SO 2 P. m so 9 a. m 74 10 a, m 74 11 a. m 77 TIDE TABLE. Today-High tide, 9:1S a. m. and 10:22 p. m.; low tide. 3.40 a. m. and 4:34 n m ;,T,2morrow7H,BlIJ tlde- 10:U a- m. and ! 411:16 p. m.: low tide. 4:33 a. m. and 5:2S jp. m. """L1,. . ctiw rrt A tt Bun rises. ... a.w j oua Bpu....ui, b:mi THOUSANDS IN RUSH FOR IS ON CIVIL ROLL Men, Women, and Children Clamor for Application Certificates. ONLY HALF GET COVETED BLANKS Five Hundred Places Available for Biggest Crowd of Seekers in History. Five thousand men, women, and children besieged the ClvilServlce Commission this morning for jobs that do not yet exist They were seeking application "blanks" for eligibles on the register for unskill ed laborers. The commission gave out 2,500 blanks, the usual quota, and gently closed the lists and the door to the hundreds that were too far back in the line to come within the chosen. Five Hundred Jobs. Of the 2,5fW blanks given out, about two-th!rd9 will be returned, it Is ex pected, and those are to yield to the physically fit approximately 500 jobs as laborers and charwomen To be a unit of any account in the line predicated hours of patient waiting. The first to take their stand reached the field of battle not long after mid night and assumed a point of vantage at the E street entrance of the building at Eighth and E streets northwest. Half a dozen sat on the brick steps on the entrance, but all who came there after stood upon their own or occa sionally somebody else's feet. Little by little, the line grew until at the first gray dawn It had grown along Eighth street to F street. "When the gray was turned to pink and the dull building of Eighth street were rosy unerU: fiiper of lb 'W'-lnr;,. t.v? line" had douoled back to Klghth atreei, and by-7 o'clock it had turned again f upon 'U and made backward toward Seventh. The annual May Day distribution of "blanks" has come to be an institution; to the unemployed and the changeful, those restive under present yoke. It in i sort of "rush," as it is called In the col leges. Greatest "Rush" In History. All the "oldest Inhabitants" in the Civil Service Commission said that to day's "blank rush" was the greatest In history. No applications were mailed this year, as they were in the past. The weather was fiife, the circus parade did not conflict, the baseball team was not playing before breakfast, the moving picture shows had closed, numerous rea sons were given The 2..VK) blanks given out today are to be used In application "for the position of mere unskilled la VtfOw TV. n ..vtftrtn ...n nn ..11. 1 only to physical tests, the women to an examination by physicians, the men to an examination by physicians, and a test in the lifting and carriage of 125 pounds. 'TVia.. ,t 111 K 1I.4a nn.Avinn , .U.I. -ft",;; Vheexamlnrng physicians of the commission Preference Is given to persons honor ably discharged from the Army or Navy by reas-on of wounds or disability In curred In line of duty and to honorably discharged veterans of the civil war. All other eligibles come next, and boys last. The wages vary from J1S0 to J660. The employment Is at and In the vicinity of Washington. The applications must be filed before May 16 and examinations will be made as expeditiously as possible. The regis ter must bo completed by July 1. E THE PENNSYLVANIA Ten Thousand Men Involved in Walkout in the Pittsburg District. PITSHURG. May 1.-A Btrlke of all the Pennsylvania railroad 6hopmen In the we.trn Pennsylvania district was called this mornlnc. Reports state that MUM men will lay down their tools during the day. Today s strike affects only the Pitts burg division of the Pennsylvania. The strike leaders say that the shopmen em ployed on the division are well organ ized. A. E. Ireland, of the American Federation of Labor, and General Or ganizer Thomas Flynn have taken charge of the strike, with headquarters at Pitcairn Another Priest Accused Of Camorra Crimes NAPLES. May 1. Still another priest has been arrested In connection with the criminal activities of tne Camorra. He is Angelo Francese, who with sev enteen others, was captured in a raid on the Camorrlsts burglary headquar ters at Poggio, Marino. Brigadier General Somma, of the car bineers, conducted the raid, and brought the prisoners under chains to this city. Francese denies knowledge of the crimi nal activities of the band but several of the prisoners have confessed, and accuse him of being their leader. B. R. Coles. pholsterer, Ph. M. 651$. Aavj. SHOPMEN ST Crowds in Line Today for Civil Service illlllHillilllillliillllSHlHSilllllllliVPxJsK v L m l2fe Efef rijULfe?? iJEL frX&$- J'mW' &m&S jQ H4Bt jWv?TsslllllrsiysMsssMsyZrJls3l 3g-aWsyeaBEt Mi riBCMB sssssssr sssssssssssflEBBsssssssBkSBB fl i 'sssssssssiVslBBssssssssssaBSM flsssKc3s9MiviRPRsssssssssfltVB One Little Applicant Who Arrived At 4 a. m. TROLLEY RATE CUT FROM THE CAPITAL TO NEARBY M i Washington, Alexandria, and Mt. Vernon Company Complies With Order. Complying with the orders of the In terstate Commerce Commission, the Washington, Alexandria and Mt. Ver non Railway Company today reduced the rates from Washington to Four Mile Run. St. Unw, St Asaph, and D2I Ray. The one-way fare to each of these places has been reduced 5 cents, making It 10 cms. A reduction of 5 cents Is also male on the round-trip rate. In the past the round-trip fare from Wash ington to any one of the four stations named was 23 cents. Effective today, it is 20 cents. The Interstate Commerce Commission held the four stations named were being discriminated against with a one-way rate of 15 cents and a round-trip rate of 25 cents. No other reductions have been ordered. It Is expected that the reduction brought about today will materially stimulate traffic, and will make the stations benefited more acceptable as suburban residence places. No effort was made by the company to obtain a postponement of the date when the new rate should go Into ef fect. Big White Plague Gift. NEW YORK. May 1. Tuberculosis preventorium at Farmlngdale. N. J., ban received J50.000 from "a friend," to be used for new buildings. To the Congress of the United States : With no other means of expressing my desires for legislation, I by this method ask The Washington Times to transmit my opinion that residents of the District are entitled to Universal Interchangeable Transfers on All Washington Street Car Lines, and Half Rate Street Railway Fares for All Children on Their Way to and From Schools in Washington Name Both Indorse "The action of The Times in throwing open its columns for an expression of public opinion on uni versal transfers and half fare for school children Is certain to have a wholesome influence. I hope the people will respond vigorously to tho opportunity to tell Congress what they want and I'm sure the mem bers of Congress will be glad to receive Buch specific evidence of popular sentiment onthese Issues." Representative CARL C. ANDERSON of Ohio. Mr. Anderson Is the member of the District Commutes -who has introduced the bill and pledged himself to do all In his power to Jfev it'passed. LEAVING BUILDING AFTER SECURING iJUCH DESIRED PAPERS. HEAD OF LONG LINE JUST JUST A MITE This May Interest You Suppose you were standing at Thlr- l !& a i t t--f. ,iutieTt :r- iinV' .ranjactsd. business at the Agricultural Department Suppose you lived ut Thirteenth and Q streets northwest, and wanted to go home. What would you do? You would get on a L5 Droit Park car and ride to Ninth and F streets northwest, t-ansfer to a Ninth street car, ride to Q street, get off AND WALK FOUR BLOCKS TO YOUR HOME. k Or you would get on a Le Droit Park car, ride to F street northwest, transfer to a Mt. Pleasant car, ride to Q street, get off AND WALK SIX BLOCKS TO YOUR HOME. Or you would get On a Le Droit Park car. ride to Fourteenth and Pennsylvania avenue northwest, get off, get on a Fourteenth street car, ride to Fourteenth and Q streets, and walk one block to your home, BUT YOU'D PAY TWO FARES. One fare would be cald en the Le Droit Park car, because It re operated by the Washington Railway and Electric Company, and another fare would be paid on the Fourteenth street car, because It is operated by the Capital Traction Company. That's the way folks have to travel In Washington now. Whenever they have to change from the lines of one company to the lines of another, THEY PAY ANOTHER FARE. But suppose the universal, Inter changeable transfer law had been enact ed and was In operation. How would you get from Thirteenth and B streets southwest to Thirteenth and Q streets northwest? You would get on a Le Droit Park car. ride to Fourteenth and Pennsyl vania avenue, transfer to a Fourteenth (Continued on Fourth Page.) Address The Times' Plan of Petition "If the people of Washington really want inter changeable transfers and half-rate tickets for school children now is the time for them to speak up. Thef Times Is doing a patriotic duty to the community by giving the public a chance to be heard and is render ing a 'service to Congress by enabling it to learn what the people want- I earnestly urge every citi zen ofv Washington to vote through The Times." CHARLES W. DARR,- Director, Chamber of Com merce. Mr. DarrMs chairman of the Chamber of Commerce commit tee that Is urctng the passage of the transfer and children's halMare bill In Congress. ' Application Blanks AFTER DOORS WERE OPENED. YOUNG IAN TO ENO LIFE BUI BULLET Hallette B. Harding Shoots Himself at Home of Relatives. With a ball from a repeating rifle, Hallette B. Harding, scarcely more than a boy. killed himself this morning while he lav in bed In the home of bis relatives. 1325 N street northwest. Coroner Nevltt gave a certificate of death br sulfide. Ho believes the joung man took his life while his mind was unbalanced. Hardlmr was lust past twenty-one years old, unmarried, and formerly was employed as a meat cutter. Coroner Nevltfs Investigation devel oped that the young man shot himself early this morning. A muffled shot was heard shortly before 7 o'clock, and rela tives found him lying undressed on his bed. Beside him was a lepeatinc rifle containing an empty shell in his right temple was a bullet wound. Dr. Lawrence M. Hynson, who lives but a few doors away, was summoned, but the young man was dead when he arrived. According to statements made to Cor oner Nevltt. Harding had been HI for some time, and had lust returned from Laurel. Md., where ho had been under the care of physicians. He Is said to hae leen in low spirits over tho state of his health. Charges Motorman Threw Him Off Car For an alleged assault by a street car motorman May 25, 1010. William T. Knowles, an employe or the Govern ment Printing Office, todav filed suit in the Distrcit Supreme Court for J5.000 damages against tho Capital Traction Company. ILLNESS PROMPTS THREE DEAD AND MILLIONS LOST IN BANGOR FIR Thousands Homeless Town Under Martial Law City Hall Only Large Building Standing. NEIGHBORING CITIES GIVING PROMPT AND GENEROUS AID Mayor Mullen Appeals ' for Relief for Homeless Hundreds The situation is worse than anybody can realize. More than 200 dwellings rurre been destroyed nnd their occupants rendered home, less. Although most of these are people of means, their present need is great At the same time, many are absolutely destitute as a re sult of the fire. Mayor Mullen's appeal for relief. BANGOR, Me., May 1. With the fire which practically wiped out the business section and much of the best residential portion of this city under control, but still burning, today the State and city authorities Bet on foot a movement to relieve distress and secure shelter for the homeless. Already offers of aid from outside are pouring in, and it Is an nounced all of the burned portions of the city will be rebuilt The fire destroyed nearly all of the important business structures in the city with a total loss of more than $10,000,000, and rendered 2,500 persons homeless. t Today, the city is under martial law, while soldiers with loaded rifles are guarding the vaults of all banks and trust companies in the burned zone to prevent looting. It is known that three persons lost their lives, while fifty others were Injured in fighting the fire. LIGHTS FAIL, MAYOR ORDERS DYNAMITING: The fact that any of the city was saved, was due to rushing In of expe rienced firemen from every city In rail road communication with Bangor. These frrsh men relieved the wornout Bangor firemen, and by 7 o'clock had the fire controlled. A number of big lumber yards along the river front caught fire, and are still burning. Their contents, mostly dressed lumber of the roost expensive kind, will be a total loss. The fire started at i o'clock yesterday afternoon at Broad and Union streets, a short distance from the Junction of the Kenduskeag and Penobscot rivers, which divide the city. Fanned by a strong wind. It Bwept northward, devastating the business section, and then sweeping on Into the north end. where most of the best resi dences were locael. Dead Are Identified. Of the known dead two have been Identified. They are: GEORGE ABBOTT, forty-one, of Brewer, killed by falling chimney. JOHN N. SCRIBNER, an aged man. who had been fighting fire In the Morse-Oliver building and was killed as he emerged. Just as he rushed from the building, the walls toppled and he was burled In the debris. Both bodies were re covered this morning. Several fire men are still missing, but it is not thought that all of them are dead. Principal Buildings Burned. The principal buildings destroyed were: Morse-Oliver, Stevens, postofflce. No- Court Releases Bondsmen of Former District Clerk. Defeating the District in an effort to recoup part of a 70,000 defalca tion of James M. A. Watson, a former clerk for the District Auditor, now serving a ten-year sentence for the embezzlement, at the penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., the District Court of Anneals today held that former Auditor James T. Petty and his bonds men were not responsible for the loss. An appeal will be taken by the Dis trict to the Supreme Court of the United States, E H. Thomas, Corpor ation Counsel, and his assistant, Wil liam Henry White, announced today. The Court of Appeals bases Its de cision on the ground that the money stolen by Watson, In Auditor Petty's custody was not public money in charge of the District, being receipts of the "permit fund," for "whole cost" and "half-cost," from property owners, deposited for street, alley, and paving improvements. All of Wataon's peculations, oc curring in 1903, were of money from this special permit fund, for which Auditor Petty signed checks in blank for the transfer of funds from' dif ferent depositories. Watson cashed the checks, kept the money, and had a riotous career. Keeping two or three a-utomobiles. until his embezzlements ,i.w ivwvw WATSON'S NDORoERS NOT FORGED TO PAY and Food Scarce, Witl rombega, Windsor HoteU Bangor High School. First Baptist Church. First Unlversal lst Church. St. John's Episcopal Church. Jewish Synagogue New England Telephone and Tele graph. Western Union Telegraph office. Postal Telegraph. Smith Strickland 'block (dynamited), Haynes & Chalmers. Hodglns block, Fairbanks & Co. Public Library. Bangor Dally News, Robinson's drug store. Finnegan BroaV undertaking rooms. C. J. Lynch's mar ket. University of Maine Law School. Ex change, East Side Pharmacy, Scott tea store. Bangor Cigar Manufacturing Company, Benolt - Latneau Clothing Company, Farr Furniture Company. Lupleln's candy factory. C. H. Glass printing office. Kane's restaurant. Brown & White's carriage repository- A severe blow to the State as well as city was sustained, in the destruction of the public library, where the histor ical soolety's famous collection of books that can never be replaced, was stored. The destruction of churches and other public buildings having made the hous ing of the homeless difficult, camps are being established today in parks and open spaces. Those whose homes were not de stroyed have opened their doors to their stricken neighbors, but these accommo dations are limited. Boy Scouts Win Praise. The Bangor patrols of the Boy Scouts and those from nearby towns came in for much praise today for their manly conduct in offering their services to Mayor Mullen. The youngsters were found available for messenger service and caring for frightened women and girls, and they nobly performed the duties assigned them. As the fire communicated from build ing to building an immense shower of sparks and burning embers was carried far ahead, landing on the unprotected (Continued on Second Page.) IN CONGRESS TODAY SENATE. Popular election of Senators reported from Judiciary Committee. La Follette and Lorimer resolution referred to Committee on Contin gent Expenses. Several District bills Introduced. Rpnatn holds memorial furvira fnr the late Committee on Public Exj penditures. Treaty with Honduras may be feated. . t HOUSE. The House convened at 11 o'clock and resumed its debate on. the free list bill. The Committee on Labor concluded its hearings .on a resolution to investigate the Taylor system of shop" -management. White House Callers. SENATORS. Shlvely, Ind. Smith, 8. C. Swanson. Va. Warren, Wyo. LKenyon, Iowa. Brandegee. Coma. l nEPRESENTATlVEa. Calder. N. T. McCreary, Pa Moon. Pa. Borland, Mo. Guernsey, Me. Ranch, Ind. Murray, Mass Gardner. Ma&t, Kahn, CaL Taylor, Ohio. Hughes, N. J. Austin. Tenn. Farr. Pa. Hanna, K. D. Hamilton, Mich. OTHER CALLERS. Secretary Dickinson. Comptroller Prendergast, N. T. James W. Wadsworth, N. Y. Secretary Fisher. Judge Montgomery, Customs Appeals) .Court, . , ' V1- h X J i i " t.