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LA F0LLETTE WILL
Senator to Carry War Against Taft Into
Every State Will Launch Candi
dacy Within Month.
FRIENDS ASSERT PROGRESSIVES
WILL GIVE HIM THEIR SUPPORT
DRIVER OF FIK
Tafts at Time of Marriage, Where Ceremony Took Place, and Parents of Bride
William Howard Taft the Year He Was Married.
Mrs. Taft When She Was Helen L. Herron.
NCI KILLED IN
Lee Beall Is Fatally Crushed
When Car Hits His
JS THROWN UNDER
Dies After Being Taken to a Hos
pital Had a Good Record
Driver Lee Beall, of Fire Engine
Company 22, Brlghtwood, lost his
life this morning while exercising
two fire horses In Georgia avenue.
Beall, riding one horse and lead
ing the other, was comingidown
Georgia avenue about 200 feet from
the engine house, shortly after 8
o'clock, when one of the horses shied
and jumped directly In front of a
rapidly approaching Brlghtwood car.
It was too late for the motorman
to apply the brakes, and the car
struck both animals with consider
The horses were knocked down
and Beall was crushed beneath the
animal he was riding. He was un
conscious when other members of
the company, who w.ere standing In
front of the house, rushed to his as
sistance. He was carried to the
.house of Dr. Alfred V. Parsons and
Dr. G. B. Heinecke summoned. The
physicians found that his head had
been crushed and his skull fractur
ed. He was removed to Garfield
Hospital, where he died at 11
Taken in Automobile.
A delivery automobile of John W.
Ward, which was passing at the time,
was hailed, and carried the dying man
to the hospital.
Hezekiah Dodson, the motorman, anj
Louis Robinson, conductor of the car.
were detained at the Tenth precinct sta
tion pending Coroner Nevitt's investi
eratlon. Witnesses told the coroner th
the accident was in no way due to care
febsness on the part of the car crew,
and It Is probable they will be re
leased on their own recognizance to ap
pear at the inquest, which will probably
te held Monday.
One of the horses was so badly In
jured that it had to be shot.
Beall, who was forty-seven years old.
'lived at 614 Longfellow street north
west. He is survived by a wife and two
(children, a boy and a girl. He had
been a member of the fire department
.since July 1. 1S93. The following year
he was made assistant driver, and In
J697 became driver of Engine Company
'o. 1, which has its headquarters :n
1C street northwest.
Beall nearly lost his life during tne
Knox stables fire in 1894, when the wall
fell in, killing three firemen, S. E. Mas
tin, W. R. Fenton, and D. O'Donoghue.
Beall was standing near the three men
and 'was buried beneath a pile of fall
ling bricks and debris. His injuries were
such that he was confined to Providenc
Hospital for nearly three months He
had been a member of No. 22 compan
since the house was built in 18)7. ii
won recognition for heroic work during
the Posey fire at Brlghtwood in 1902
The funeral probably will be held
iMonday afternoon Members of the File
Zepaitment will b delegated by Chief
"Wagnor to act as pallbearers.
Chief Wagner hurried to No. 22 en
pine house in his automobile as soon is
he got word of the accident, and then
iwent to the hospital, where he gave
orders that no expense be spared in do
1nr ever.vthing possible for the lnjuicd
Commissioner Rudolph will tomorrow
'morning make an official visit to the
haidow ana cnuaren oi ueau 10 express
jils sorrow and that of the Board of
.Commissioners at the untimely death
i-mo nrnhnbiv will be accompanied by
Tire Chief Wagner and other officials of
the District government.
Postoffice Clerk's Wife
Succumbs to Apoplexy
Mrs. Josephine Alice Kalbfus, wife of
.Charles H. Kamius. a cienc in me
6tamp division of the Postoffice, died
-hl morning at 2:10 o'clock at her home.
342 Tennessee avenue. Apoplexy was
the immediate cause of her death. She
was born in Nebraska, in 1S64. Re.
cently the family moved to this city
from uienaaie. aia.. wnere tney naa
resided for twenty years.
Mrs. Kalbfus is survived by her hus
band, a son Charles M. and a daugh
ter Katherine. No arrangements for
the funeral have been made, but the
services will probably be neld Monday
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Showers tonight or Sunday; moderate
TT. S. BUREAU.
8 a. m 65
9 a. m 0
10 a. pi A;
11 a. m 3
1 p. m i
t p m 4
8 a, m TO
9 a. m.. .... 73
10 a. m 76
11 a. m 78
12 noon 79
1 p. m SO
2 p. m 78
Today High tide, 11:48 a. m. Low tide,
bm a m. and 6:30 P. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 12:24 a. m. and
i:.3T p. m. Low tide, 6:45 a. m. and 7:13
Sunrises 4:33 I Sun oets..,..t... 7:23
m,A TAFI'S AUNT HERE,
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mmsmm mpSKKmN fe'W ' 1 NOmlNATED AGAIN
Old Herron House in Cincinnati, Where
the President and Mrs. Taft Were
Los Angeles Organ Replies
to Colonel's Editorial in
LOS ANGELES, June 17. Colonel
Roosevelt's article in the Outlook, In
which he denounced the attitude
taken by Gen. Harrison G. Otis, In
the McNamara dynamiting cases, to
day drew a red hot editorial retort
from Genearl Otis' newspaper, the
The editorial repeats the original
Times' editorial which the paper says
was responsible for an "oblique in
sinuation diatribe in the Outlook from
the pen of our editorial ex-President.
"If Roosevelt had been a contem
porary of Ananias, Munchausen and
Mendez Pinto." the editorial adds,
"those illustrious romancers would
have been distanced. Joseph's many
colored coat was uniform and sombre
compared to the coloring of the
Roosevelt political robe.
"Of all the janus-faced, chameleon
hued, upright and downright fabrica
tors that ever tried the patience of
their friends and invited the criticism
of their foes, here Is certainly the limit.
The name 'Faclng-Both-Ways' is Inade"
"In spite of the grand Jury evidence
on which the McNamaras were held, the
Times never made the assertion and
does not now make the asertlon in ad
vance that their guilt has been estab
lished. It has demanded and still de
mands that they receive Impartial trial,
before an unprejudiced Jury.
In a trial, the State has rights as
well ns th accused. Roosevelt was un
mindful of his own claimed reputation
of "Handing for ths 'square dear when
he rushed unsolicited to the defense of
suspected and Indicted dynamiters, by
doubting not whether they committed
the act charged, for that he had a right
to do hut doubting whether anv dyna-
lnitinc of the Times had been done by
.v For tnat js wnat his 'if
John Herron, Father of Mrs. Taft.
KAHN IN BIBLICAL
RETORT TO CRITIC
Representative Returns Like
Like in Clash With Cali
Delving into his Bible. Representative
Julius Kahn, of California, today quoted
Srrinture in answer to a California
paper which had also made use of Bibli
cal extracts in lta criticism of Mr.
Kahn's stand on the Initiative, refer
endum and recall.
Representative Kahn used to be a
Shakespearean actor, and he opens his
answer to the critical California paper
bv sajing that It was Shakespeare who
once observed "the devil can quote
Scripture for his purpose."
The California paper took Mr. Kahn
to task because he had referred to the
I doctrine and a "Swiss importation.
Tne laillOrma ppei uajro mai mc
referendum was employed at the time
Christ was crucified.
In turn. Mr. Kahn recites several
verses to' show that Just a few days
before the crucifixion, those who later
killed the Savior were saying his
praises He concludes:
"It all confirms my position that di
rect legislation at the hands of the peo
ple Is an exceedingly dangerous ex
periment." Must Award Teachers
Pay for Longevity
All teachers of the District high,
normal, and manual training schools,
although receiving salaries of less
than $800 a year, are entitled to pay
for continued service under the lon
gevity system provided by Congress
in 1906, according to a decision todav
of Justice Stafford of the District Su
preme Court. The decision affects
twenty-seven teachers with claims for
back salary against the District and
all those now serving under the $800
grade, who have had five years ex
perience. This decision reverses a
ruling of the Comptroller of the
Treasury, denying longevity pay ben
efits to all teachers receiving less
than $800 despite their previous ex
perience. In making his decision Justice Stafford
gave judgment for her $420 claim to Miss
Sarah P. Lynch, who brought a test suit
through Attorney A. S. Worthlngtoji.
Assistant Corporation Counsel Stephens
represented the District, filing a stipu
lation of facts upon which Justice Staf
ford's decision ruts.
Mrs. Herron, Mother of Mrs. Taft.
SENATE TO ACT ON
BILL FOR PUBLICITY
Privileges and Elections Commit
tee Reports Favorably on
The Senate Committee on Privileges
and Elections today ordered a favor
able report on a sweeping campaign
publicity bill. It is the most drastic
proposition that has ever had a se
rious chance of getting through Con
gress. To a considerable extent, it Is
due to the feeling aroused in the pub
lic mind over the Lorimer election.
The bill Is stronger than the House
bill, which did not provide for pub
licity In primaries.
While there was some opposition In
committee it was not as strong as ex
pected It is believed the Senate will
enact h bill.
Take The Times On Your
When I so on leava along about mid
summer. Til surely have The Times go with
Some days, you know, 'are hard on
But'wlth The Times, Til know Just
what to do.
I like to keep informed about the
And the doing's of the solons on the
I know for sure The Times will have
the details down.
And it's only 30c a month to foot
30 CENTS A MONTH.
(Daily and Sunday.)
Call The Times Circulation Dept.
Can you write a better jingle
than that printed above? If you
can, send it to the Vacation Edi
tor, The Times, and if it appears
in The Times he wiU send you a
Miss Torrey Scorns Wheel
Chair and Hurries to
Beaming on the world In general.
sprightly In spite of eighty-three years
and New England traditions, and fully
confident that the present regime at
the White House will continue four
years more. Miss Delia C. Torrey, Presi
dent Taft's "Aunt Delia," arrived In
Washington today from her home in
Miss Torrey began her day In Wash
ington by scorning the suggestion of a
wheeled chair as a method of convey
ance from her train to the White Houso
automobile, which awaited her when
sne and Robert Taft arrived at Union
Station this morning on the Federal
Express via Providence and New York.
Next she informed reporters that she
did not care to be interviewed, al
though she broke this resolution a lit
tle later. Then she sml-ed amusedly
at a photographer who took a snap
shot, and after this rolled away to the
White House, and had a long chat with
"Nephew Will" to whom she gave sa
gacious political advice.
Follows Political Events.
Aunt Delia has been frequently de
scribed as a bettsr politician than Presi
dent Taft, and at all events she follows
current political events with decided
keenness. She laments that President
Taft had to come in contact with the
tariff during hU term of office, but does
not think that anv unpopularity in
curred by signing the Aldrich bill will
be of moment at the next Presidential
"Certainly. Mr. Taft will be renomi
nated, and re-elected," said Miss Torrey
emphatically this morning. She used in
variably to refer to the President as
"Nenhew Will" and still does call him
that In domestic conversation. But In
public. Ml3 Torrev has quit that, prob
ably because It was so frequently
Miss Torrey Impresses all who meet
her as being as lovely and sweet an old
lady as ever had a favorite nephew.
When she smiles she beams, and when
she speaks her voice has a most musi
cal Intonation. There is nothing of al
leged New England frigidity or severity
in her accent or in her facial expres
sion. Remembers Taft's Wedding.
Aunt Delia wel remembers when her
nephew and Miss Herron were married
a quarter of a century ago on Monday.
According to her account the Taft self
possession was no mor6 at hand then
than in the case of the ordinary bride
groom. "Quite nervous," Miss Torrey
admits William Howard Taft to have
been on that Important day.
"We had a cool and pleasant trip,
declared Miss Torey, who was at
first reluctant to leave Millbury. In
spite of her sprightllness, long rail
road trips do not appeal to women or
Miss Torrey's age, even if the occa
sion is the silver wedding of a favo
rite nephew. When she was urged,
however, by the President, and when
she learned that grand-nephew Rob
ert Taft was coming as a personal
escort. Miss Torrey changed her mind
and got her best black cashmere gown
out of the cedar chest which pre
serves it against the ravages of
She wore this as a traveling gown to
day, together with a modl3h hat of
black straw, trimmed with black plumes
and ornaments of Jet.
Ahead of Miss Torrey, walked out of
(Continued, on Second Pass.)
By JOHN SNURE.
That Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin will be a candidate
for the Republican nomination for President is no longer a matter of
doubt It became positively known today.
Facts given out today as to Senator La Follette, amount practically
to the statement that he is now a candidate for President. They are mads
by authority. While Senator La Follette will make no formal announce
ment of his candidacy until he thinks the proper time has arrived, there
is no doubt that he is at this time actually in quest of the Presidential
nomination. The formal announcement will be made in his own way
and presumably will be accompanied by a declaration of his principles.
The candidacy of Senator La Follette will be launched within the
next month. It will be made clear at the time that it is not the purpose
of Senator La Follette or his backers to make a perfunctory fight They
intend to carry the war into every State in the Union and to do their ut
most to capture the nomination and defeat President Taft in the next
Republican national convention.
WILL HAVE SUPPORT OF PROGRESSIVES.
The authority for saying that Senator
La Follette has finally decided to make
the race is the highest. Some days
ago, reports went round that some of
the Senate progressives had made up
their minds not to support the Wis
consin Senator If he made the race. It
was stated at that time that It was un
certain whether Senator La Follette
would un. Since then It Is declared the
situation has In some degree cleared as
to Just what the progressive? will do.
It is ueclared on- high aud responsible
authority that Senator La Follette will
be supported by a majority of the pro
gressives In Congress. It Is said that
certain of the men known as leading
progressives throughout the country,
who are now being set down as Taft
supporters, will be for La Follette.
When the La Follette candidacy Is an
nounced. It Is asserted there will be
some surprises In store and that men
of such great political promise will be
found enlisted In It. as to make this
candidacy appear much more formidable
than It has appearea at any ume urns
Fight for Control Due.
Th certain fact that the La Follette
candidacy Is going to be announced soon
foreshadows a fight for the control of
the coming Republican national conven
tion of the utmost vigor and probably
much bitterness. It Is well known that
the relations between La oueue mm
the White House have never been pleas
ant. Senator La roiieue recenuy as
tailed the reciprocity measure In terms
that reflected sharply on President lart.
More of this will be heard in the re
In the discussion of reciprocity, sena
tor La Follette Intends to take a lead
ing part. In fact, he will play a lead
ing role in the whole Senate tariff de
bate which now threatens to be a gen
eral revision discussion. In a few days.
Senator La Follette will present a bill
for the reduction of the most Important
of the tariff schedules, such as those on
wool, cotton, sugar, and Iron and steel.
Senator La Follette Is preparea to
make the fight of his life for this legis
lation, and for the broadening out of
the reciprocity agreement, ana no win.
doubtless, be beaten. He proposes to go
before the country and run for Presi
dent on this issue, among others. In
the course of the tariff debate. La toi
lette will speak at great length on the
tariff question, and reciprocity in all
Its phases, and will define his position
with great care.
Effect on Taft's Campaign.
Will Senator La Follette be able to
make a serious dent in the Taft re
nomlnatlon movement? That Is the
question which must inevitably arise In
connecUon with the Senator's determi
nation to become a candidate.
The general view In Washington Ib
that President Taft Is as good as re
nominated now. This Is the belief of
his friends, and they are so confident
of it they are giving attention to his
re-electian rather than his lenomlna-
Mr. Taft's friends say that ht is cer
tain of the East, the South, and much
of the Far West, and that It is out of
the question to defeat him. As. a
matter of fact, many progressives Mold
But the La Follette supporters Insist
there Is another side to It. They point
out that five States have now passed
Presidential preference laws. These
States are Oregon, Nebraska, New Jer
sey, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
They think the expressions of popular
sentiment in the primaries before the
national convention in these States will
be so strongly antl-Taft that the move
ment for the renomlnation of the Presi
dent will be seriously checked.
They believe the further result of
these primaries will be to give the
La Follette movement a great im
petus. And they think the tariff de
hate will dlsoredlt-reclprocity in the
form proposed by the President de
spite the fact that Mr. Taft's friends
and some of his enemies declare he is
daljy growing stronger because o
his earnest advocacy of reciprocity
and such able speeches as the one he
lately delivered at Chicago.
Will Bring Out Progressives.
The coming out of La Follette as a
candidate will serve to make it clear
Just where some of the Senate pro
gressives, whose position Is more or
less uncertain, stand. Not long ago.
It was given out that Senators Cum
mins, Dixon, Borah, Brown and Craw
ford would make no fight for La Fol
lette In their respective States. Now,
the La Follette men are laying claim
to the support of part of these men,
especially Senator Cummins. Many
of Senator Cummins' friends Insist he
will not go Into Iowa and make a
fight for La Follette and that for
him to do so would hurt his col
league. Senator Kenyon, who will not
oppose Taft. Under the circumstances,
the Iowa situation will be one of the
Interesting ones cleared up by the
La Follette announcement.
Minnesotans Assert '
Will Back La Follette
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. June 17. Min
nesota progressives, who are booming
La Follette for the Presidency, declare
today their belief that the National
Progressive Republican League will In
dorse the Wisconsin Senator against
Hitherto the league has declared It
was organized soTely to support pro
gressive government and not men.
Twelve-Day Aero Race
To Cover Four Nations
PARIS, June 17. An aeroplane race to
last twelve days and cover four coun
tries will start tomorow morning from
the Vlncennes aerodome. Prizes will ag
Sixty fliers are carded to start, twenty-three
In biplanes and thirty-seven
in monoplanes. The first leg will be to
Liege, Belgium: second to Utrecht. Hol
land; third to Brussells, fourth to Calais,
fifth to London, sixth back to Calais,
and the final stage from Calais to Vlncennes.
A special mass will be celebrated for
the birdmen by the Archbishop of Paris.
It will begin at 4 o'clock.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
No session of Senate today. Will meet
Lorimer committee uill hear important
Privileges and Elections Committee con
siders campaign publicity, and orders
report of drastic bill.
The House met at 11 o'clock and re
sumed debate on the wool bllL
Debate probably will end tonight or
The Postoffice Committee continued Its
hearting on bills proposing a parcels
The committee investigating the Indian
Bureau continued Its hearings.
Representative Kahn of California in
troduced a resolution demanding an ln-
' "vestigatlon of the army.
White House Callers.
Vice President Sherman.
Jones, Wash. Williams. Miss,
Smith, Mich. Gamble, S. D.
Cullom, 111. Cranford, S. D.
Bacon, Ga. Brandegle, Conn.
Gronna, N. D.
Burke, S. Dt
Calder, N. T.
Attorney General Wlckersham.
Judge Hunt, Commerce Court
Fonatr Representative Mauey, Tesa.