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an Gurnet Last Edition Shbwers Tonight or Sunday. Yesterday's Circulation, 51,634 WASHINGTON, SATUBDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1911. Sixteen Pages PEIOE ONE CENT. STTJMBEB 7114. "j -'.?' ( -1ff' tf , 'rlM - .A l ,B fl J 4&V mJ j. tf M? LA F0LLETTE WILL SEEK NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENCY f 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 J William Howard Taft the Year He Was Married. Mrs. Taft When She Was Helen L. Herron. I El il NCI KILLED IN STREETRASH Lee Beall Is Fatally Crushed When Car Hits His Horse. JS THROWN UNDER FALLING ANIMAL Dies After Being Taken to a Hos pital Had a Good Record in Department. 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 able force. 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 o'clock. 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 man. 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 afternoon. WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Showers tonight or Sunday; moderate temperature. TEMPERATURE. TT. S. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m 65 9 a. m 0 10 a. pi A; 11 a. m 3 12noon 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 TIDE TABLE. 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 p. m. SUN TABLE. Sunrises 4:33 I Sun oets..,..t... 7:23 m,A TAFI'S AUNT HERE, S-fts- -A fii 'f&MM. Wf ' W$mMm. pcdtaim ur uiii-i or mmsmm mpSKKmN fe'W ' 1 NOmlNATED AGAIN HMimwMr Old Herron House in Cincinnati, Where the President and Mrs. Taft Were Marned. CALLS ROOSEVELT GREATEST DECEIVER Los Angeles Organ Replies to Colonel's Editorial in McNamara Case. 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 flT n NEWSPAPER 0 lu day drew a red hot editorial retort from Genearl Otis' newspaper, the Times. 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" quate. "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 means."- , John Herron, Father of Mrs. Taft. KAHN IN BIBLICAL RETORT TO CRITIC Representative Returns Like Like in Clash With Cali fornia Newspaper. for 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 Drastic Bill. 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 Vacation When I so on leava along about mid summer. Til surely have The Times go with me. too: Some days, you know, 'are hard on the newcomer. But'wlth The Times, Til know Just what to do. I like to keep informed about the old town. And the doing's of the solons on the hllL I know for sure The Times will have the details down. And it's only 30c a month to foot the bill. 30 CENTS A MONTH. (Daily and Sunday.) Call The Times Circulation Dept. Slain 0260. 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 dollar. y Miss Torrey Scorns Wheel Chair and Hurries to White House. 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 Millbury, Mass. 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 election. "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 quoted. - 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 moths. 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 far. 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 ciprocity debate. 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- tion. 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 this view. 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 ' Progressive League 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 President Taft.. 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 gregate $100,000. 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. SENATE. No session of Senate today. Will meet Monday. Lorimer committee uill hear important witnesses Tuesday. Privileges and Elections Committee con siders campaign publicity, and orders report of drastic bill. HOUSE. The House met at 11 o'clock and re sumed debate on the wool bllL Debate probably will end tonight or Monday. The Postoffice Committee continued Its hearting on bills proposing a parcels post. 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. SENATORS Jones, Wash. Williams. Miss, Smith, Mich. Gamble, S. D. Cullom, 111. Cranford, S. D. Bacon, Ga. Brandegle, Conn. Gronna, N. D. REPRESENTATIVES. Barnhardt, Ind. Burleson, Tex. Rodenberg, 111. Cooper, Wis. McKlnney, Hi. Post, Ohio. Allen, Ohio. Garrett Tenn. Austin, Tenn. Jacobway, Ark. Dickson, Mass. Clark. Fla. Burke, S. Dt Carlln, Va. Calder, N. T. Magulre, Neb. Hauzen, Kas. Madison, Kas. Jackson. Kas. Warburton, Wash. Weeks. Mass. Smith. Mich. OTHER CALLERS. Attorney General Wlckersham. Judge Hunt, Commerce Court Fonatr Representative Mauey, Tesa. i K - f ........ .U.. !&.'. jfams!SmA ivCtffc.etff... ."WkJx,T-'. "?