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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 191,1.
OLD FORT STEVENS IS Scenes of Only Battle in Which a President of the United States Figured UTTLE HURT WHEN THE BATTLEFIELD. LINCOLN ON EMBRASURE. E BY Mrs. Edna Seamark Falls When Caught in Front of Automobile. Rebel Bullet Came Perilous ly Near Ending the Pres ident's Life. - 1 t WOMAN CYGLST mi of meow RU ESGAP FORLKOLN OVER CR ; VS&- V;r- x'V fcW vt-if , Uv? "' CAPITAL MENACED BY EARLY'S FORCES StirriNg Days of Year Recalled, When Nation's Executive Real ly Figured in Battle. Crouching among the branches of a tree, within sight of the Capitol, a Con federate sharpshooter fired a shot on July 12. 1SG4, that was Intended to exact the life of President Abraham Lincoln, -who stood In a hail of bullets on the tiring line of the only battle in which a Chief Executive of the Republic has ever participated. The day was a Tuesday, and on Tuesday next the forty-seventh anni versary of that perilous event will fall. For the third time in history. Wash ington was threatened by an invading foe. Jubal Early and an army of sea soned veterans was at the gates of the Capital City, which lay impotent at his feet, practically undefended. The gray-clad army was within five miles of Pennsylvania avenue, moving southward when It was halted at Fort Stevens In Brightwood, by a heroic little band of defenders urged to val orous deeds by the inspiring presence in the thick of the fight of Abraham Lin coln, the President. Stood on Front Parapet "Where Lincoln stood, his tall form ex posed to the aim of the sharpshooter, -was on one of the two remaining para pets of the fort, and some day it is proposed to erect on the spot a suitable monument to commemorate the most momentous hour of a desperately criti cal time in the nation's history. Of the sixty-eight forts and batteries and rifle trenches that spread in an im mense periphery around Washington in the north, the east, and the weyst. Fort Stevens was the outermost. Although much of the earthworks has been leveled In the march of home building, there yet stands, as defiantly as In the stirring days of '64, a considerable sec tion of the breastwork, and on the spot where Lincoln courted death at the hands of Early's sharpshooters, there is now growing a lusty walnut tree, to which a board Inscribed with an an nouncement of the incident Is attached A Dramatic Scene. Not at any time throughout the war was ever a. more dramatic scene. On the rampart of Fort Stevens, the tall form of the sad-faced President, clad in civilian black, a high hat on his head, was silhouetted against the wall' of a powder magazine, but a few fee; behind him. As he watched the ap proach of Early's gray-clad soldiers, all of them veterans of a dozen cam paigns, across the fields and tne ridges, gazing toward him. there stood on an eminence in the rear of the Con federate advance John C. Breckenrldge, who had received the votes of the se ceding States for President In the elec tion a short time before. From where he stood Breckenrldge could see the white dome of the Capitol reflecting the rays of the sun. Alho, If he could tee it, the picture of the White House was in his mind, for he was waiting to enter Washington with the army of Northern Virginia, and seize the Presi dency. This day of deadly import to the nation was one of glorioub midsummer sunshine. Early's skirmish line, from the old tollgate of the Seventh street pike now called Georgia avenue, at Plney Branch road, and extending south, and around Fort Stevens on the west, had advanced to within a few iards of the earthworks. To the left of Lincoln as he anxiously scanned that llr.e of glittering gun barrels stood Gen. Horatio G Wright, commander ot the fort, and cammander of the 1st and 2d divisions of the Sixth Corps, that, like the Scots Highlanders at Lucknow, had come at the desperate moment to the relief of a beleaguered city. "Sharpshooters' Tree.' To the right and left of the President, a few yards aj. t, were the embra sures through which cannon growled their messages of death. To the right of Lincoln stood Surgeon C. C. Y- Craw ford, afterwards a major. Out of the landscape a majestic tree reared its branches far above the ground. "Sharpshooters' Tree!" A tree from amidst the foliage of which, a few minutes later, there was fired a shot that w-as sped straight for Lincoln and that came perilously near at that mo ment anticipating the tragedy of a blacker day Nearly Hit the President. The President saw the flame of the Sharpshooter's rifle, he hftird the wasp ish birr of the bullet as It sped past him, flattened Its leaden nose on a cannon's barrel, deflected, and burled itself in the ankle of Surgeon Craw ford standing beside him. Crawford fell, but he waj not dangerously wounded. It was then that General Wright, who had been entreating Lin coln not to expose his life to the en emy's bullets, ordered the President to leave the parapet. "Mr. President," said General Wright, "I know you are Commander-in-Chief of the armies of the United States, but I am In command here, and you are not safe where you are standing. As I am responsible for your personal safe ty, I order you to come down." Lincoln looked at the general's de ermlned face and smiled. He stepped lown. A witness of the scene at that perll us moment, as related by LouIb Cass Vhlte, who owns and lives on the roptty where the old tollgate for le: stood, and who was also, as color ergeant of the 102d Pennsylvania eglment, engaged in the defense ot Washington, says of It: "As he, Lincoln, or, as we boys all tiled him, "Old Abe' stood on the irapet, the boys were mostly looking him to see what he was going to i. He had on a black suit of clothes id a high beaver hat. When the bul was tired Lincoln dodged, and his t fell off. When Crawford fell the r went all along the fort: The surgeon has been shot!" Wh?n they were carrying the wound man to the rear, and, as they passed ' icoln, he stood with his hat in his nd, and said, so that Crawford heard x n: "You will not say that there was not r surgeon shot!' " t is common knowledge that Presl- it Lincoln was the cause of much of- al worry for his personal safety at a. le when Jie was most Imperiled. In mi tense days immediately preceding ta battle at Fort Stevens. Grant was gr'ntly crowding Lee toward Richmond. i -e aeterminea 10 iohow me cuuupiu Napoleon As did Napoleon, when Sien on Tree Where Lincoln Stood on Embrasure. hard pressed by an enemy, so also Lee determined on a hurried attack on the enemy's capital. Jubal Early was or dered to carry out the maneuver. At the head of a large column of vet erans, seasoned by many battles, and forced marches. Early found the back door to Maryland and the Northern Capital by way of the Shenandoah val ley left Invitingly open. He slipped through the valley, crossed the Poto mac, defeated Gen. Lew Wallace, who blocked his way, at Monocacy, and. In stead of pursuing Wallace's beaten army, ruphed on to Washington. March on the Capital On Monday morning. July 11. ISOl, the men In grav exultant with success, ap proached the city In two columns, and looked upon the Nation's Captlal, inade quately fortified along Its vulnerable edges. In the afternoon of that da they bivouacked at Rockvllle. In the evening they moved forward and en camped about five miles from the city. One column was Just beyond Tenley town. The other In front of Fort Ste vens. Both In Washington and Balti more there was much excitement, bor dering at times on panic. In the Capital mere were Dareiy enougn artillerymen for a single relief of gunners. The swiftness of Early's approach gave lit tle time for preparation. Every man In Washington, including wounded sol diers from the hospitals, clerks from the War Department, and firemen were called on for service. Barricades were hastily thrown up In the streets. Re ports as to the strength and intentions of the invaders were conflicting, and the air was filled with exciting and per plexing rumors, conjectures, and lnverv tlons. General Augur in Command. Gen. C C. Augur was In command of the Department of Washington, Gen. A. McD. McCook of the troops and fortlfi cations. McCook had his headquarters at Mooreland's Tavern, on ground where now stands the Brightwood Ho tel. General McCook, In his report. writes regarding the defensive forces "I hazard the statement that there never was before so heterogeneous yet so orderly an army. The hale and hearty soldier, the Invalid, the convales cent, the wounded, and tne quartermas ter's employes side by side, each work ing with a singleness of purpose, and willing to discharge any duty imposed upon him. Gen. D. A. Couch, Gen. Francis A. Walker, and other Union officers, were quartered at the Emery mansion, an eighth or a mile soum ot .tort oievens, on the old Seventh street pike road. The house, which is now the residence of W. V. Cox. president of the Second National Bank, was used as a signal station by the Federal troops. Fort stpvpns was earrisoned by a hundred men, most of them convalescents, maim ed, and crippled soldiers or otner bat tles, and among them there was not an effective gun crew. Confederates Driven Back. Across the District line, at Silver Spring, In the orchard of the Blair es tate, the army of Confederate veterans was well entrenched. Their sharp shooters had found coverts In the Im mediate vicinity of Fort Stevens. Five miles to the south was Pennsylvania avenue, the White House, and the Capi tol. Only Fort Stevens, inadequately manned, frowned teeoiy on his pro ject. But the hundred crippled soldiers and Inexperienced volunteers, held back Early's fighting legion until from the direction of the Seventh street wharf a shout of relief ana unbounded Joy went up that echoed throughout the threatened city and penetrated to the ranks of the soldiers in gray. The First and Second divisions of the Sixth Army Cores, sent by urant to the re lief of the Capital reached here at noon. All day Early had been seeking to break through tne line or the Capi tal's volunteer defenders, but had been checked from Immediately penetrating to the heart of the city. The veterans wearing the badge of the Greek cross were welcomed at the landing place by President Lincoln, who had been at Fort Stevens throughout the morning, and drove to the wharf to meet them. Sergt Louis Cass White in his diary of the time "las the following entry: "Monday. July 11. 1584 Slept until af ter daylight. Arrived Mt Vernon 10:3), Fort Washington. 11, Alexandria. 11:30. and Washington 12 o'clock. We got off the beat and moved up through tho city along Seventh street and marched to Crystal Spring and rested there a while. Then our reglmont went on picket duty. I stud with the colors. Thlr was a vorv warm -lay. A great many houses had tubs of water and loaves of bread In rront or tneui ror us as we passed along. If we asked for a chew of tobacco we not tho whole plug. There is a good deal of excitement here now." Lincoln Remained Calm. Throughout thj crisis In the life of the Capital Lincoln remained calm. In the evening of the dav when the re-enforcements arrived, the Pretldent left the White House and rode to the cottage he occupied at -the Soldiers' Home. Secre tary of War StAnton, when he learned of Lincoln's proximity to the Confeder ate lines, sent a canlage for him and Insisted on his returning to Washing ton that night. The New York Herald, which had found opportunity to heap some criticism on the Administration, made the following editorial comment about this time "Since the more recer.t developments or the rebel designs the President has displayed a wonderful degree of martial ardor." It was on one of his -visits to Fort Stevens that Lincoln was hnltrrl nt tVin uighl of a colored woman, with a baby. IHRvwiUbtfllHH njrr (u 14 LINCOLN Jtn.v-ift.rtl IIP imv iw j rA "" r W "i- V M '' - fflL 17' ". - -"' . '. '.i . - .. h1-. .'-...' ': -.: : v " :::' ' " :'.:- : ,';.: i-:.-.". : Proposed Memorial. in her arm, sitting under u.a Fheltcr Inc branches of a svcaniore trfe that still grows within the fort The woman and child were weeping. Piled around them was a cojlc-tion of houcthnld fur nishings that hr.d been taken from uhal a shoit time before had been their home, but was now dirmantled .ind In ruins, for tho cellar nan needid for a powder magazine and the house had stood exactly In the right place for it The President looked at the ruins and nirnlnp to ?h; nomar. said: "It Is vitv hard, but your reward J shall be great." The rew.uil has not jet come. But a Aunt Btt. who was Elizabeth Thomas, and received Lincoln's prom ise, says- "If Mr. Lincoln had not been killed he would have made the Government settle for mv home ' Aunt Betty's Home. Aunt Betty, who Is now a very old woman, today lives In a neat cottage loss that twenty feet from the still is lble cellar of her former home. She is an essential part of the fort's history. When Early was preparing to rush the defentes General McCook appearea among tho cabins that dotted the im mediate i lenity. "I want all you women and children to get away irom here," he ordered. ' These cabins will be burned. ' "What for""' asked Aunt Betty. "I am goir.g to form a line of battlo," answered McCook. "Huh!'1 said Aunt Betty, looking at the crippled men of the garrison, "you can't form much of a line of battle with that force, when there ain't none of em can fire a gun." "You will have to move out. The rebels are coming," again ordered the general. "That ain't nothln," crted Aunt Bet ty. "The rebels have always been here.'' In spite of Aunt Betty's protest the cabins were destroyed, for on Tuesday morning, April 12, Early's lines were drawing closer. His sharpshooters were exacting a deadly toll, and It was determined to dislodge them from in front of the fort. They were withla twenty rods of the battlements. The veterans of the Sixth Corps advanced to the attack and after a sharp skir mish Early retreated before the charge, but every commanding officer of the Third Brigade, Second Division, was' killed or wounded. Their graves aro In Battle Ground Cemetery, where, with their men, forty In all. they sleep in the uniforms in which they fell. Lincoln Sees Retreat Lincoln witnessed the retreat of Early's forces and cheered the success of the Union arms. Sergt. John M Richard, 139th Pennsylvania, a Pitts burg regiment, was the first man killed on the Union side in this battle, and the first Union soldier to lose his life in Fort Stevens was Private Frederick Wajther, of B Company, Nlnety-elghtn Pennsylvania. During Early's attack on the Capital the Federal forces com prised, in addition to the First and Sec- end Divisions of the Sixth Corps, tho X weniy-otruunu urpB, juttunea, hujuo guards, citizens, and convalescents. Tho losses were fifty-four killed and 319 wounded. Varying "estimates are made of General Early's numerical strength, but his losses are estimated at 600 killed and wounded, The battle number of Fort Stevens Is 1768. It was originally named Foit Massa chusetts by the soldiers who built It After the heroic death at Chantllly, Va,, of Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens, the name was changed to honor his mem ory. When his troops were wavering under the terrific Are of the enemy, General Stevens rushed forward to the leading regiment, the Seventy-ninth Highlanders, and seized the colors from the wounded bearer, and, crying "High landers! My Highlanders! Follow your general!" Five color-bearers of this regiment had already fallen. The enemy was hurled back, but In the moment of victory Stevens fell, his oraln pierced by a bullet But still the flag he lifted high And onward bore to victory; In his dead hand was clenched. Mr. Cos's Efforts. Heroic Stevens! And the gallant fort that bears his name and bore the brunt of battle! Where Llneoln courted death for tte cause of a united country; the very spot on which he stood has thus far been saved to the nation only be cause of the unselfish efforts of William v. Cox. of Brightwood and Washlncton. who, to prevent Its enure spoliation, purchased 'out of his own means the last remaining walls, and who Intends to mark .with a suitable monument the spot whereon was enacted one of the most momentous scenes In tht nation's history. mm&':rznx'W'rz& I l J. M.JmfiJ'fy S N, If r IK,".?,.. j.. 55T O- 0'- s CT w &. ... "! ..fyu A Sketch of Crawford Wounded, With Lincoln by His Side. Service Orders ARMY. Second Lieutenant ARISTIDES MO RENO, 2Sth Infantry, to Fort Leav enworth, Kan. NAVY. Lieutenant N. E. NICHOLS, detached Des Moines, to home and wait or ders. Lieutenant A. P. FAIRFIELD, detach ed Birmingham, to Des Moines as ex ecutive and navigator. Lieutenant (Junior grade) C. S. Mc WHORTER. detached Des Moines, to New Jersey. Lieutenant (junior grade) I. C. "SHUTE, detached Princeton, to home and wait orders. Ensign J. H. CONDITT, retired, when discharged treatment Naval Hos pital. Washington. D. C, to home. Ensign P. H. HAMMOND, detached Idaho, to Des Moines as senior en gineer officer. Ensign P. H. McCRARY, detached Princeton, to home and wait orders. Ensign 11. P. Le CLAIR, detached Georgia, to Des Moines. Ensign E. H. WILLIAMS, detached Des Moines, to Ohio. Ensign C. H. BOUCHER, detached Ta- coma; to Des Monies. Paymaster R. H. ORR, detached Mis sissippi; to home aid wait orders. Passed Assistant Paymaster J, MAU PIN, detached Taconw; to Missis sippi. Chief Boatswain F D. BLAKELY. de tached Naval Training Station, New port, R. L, to Asiatic Station. Chief Gunner R. H. CHENEY, detached Naval Training Station, Newport, R. I.; to Asiatic Station. Chief Machinist O. JOHNSON, dctachod Birmingham; to home and wait or ders. Chief Machinist J. QUILL, retired, placed upon the retired list from June 30, 1911. Machinist J. E. JONES, detached In dependence; to Asiatic Station. MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS. Arrived Virginia, NebrasKa, Vermont, and Culgoa, at Provincetown ; Prai rie. Caesar, and Alliance, at San Juan; Vlcksburg, at Corlnto; Perry, Preble, and Paul Jones, at Sausallto, and Cheyenne, at Anacortes. Sailed Mars, from Lambert's Point for Provincetown; Lebanon, from Nor folk for Newport; Yorktown, from Corlnto for Amapala; Hector, from Norfolk for Provincetown; May flower, from Philadelphia for Wash ington, and Montana, from Boston for Portsmouth, N. H. Writer Has Claim To PercivaPs Sword Miss Mary J. Safford, the author, whose lineage claim to the brazen sclm Iter presented by the ruler of Muscat to Commodore Perclval In 1844, may be considered when the Supreme Court of the United States considers the litiga tion over the ancient weapon, now on In the Boston courts, left today for New York. Until yesterday Miss Safford, who lives at 130S R street, was Ignorant as to the whereabouts of the famous weap on. Her niece,. Miss Florence Safford. said today that she knew nothing of her aunt's plans regarding the sword. Commodore Perclval was Miss Saf ford's great uncle. During the naval oneratlons of 1812. while he was In I command of the Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," he saved the life of the Imaun of Muscat. The sclmlter was presented to him as a token from the ruler. We Have a Good Opening for A First Class Salesman A permanent position for a man who wants to succee'd. We will arrange liberal advances. Box 403. h"" Pit -" " y 'BSfSf&SsSMamKSSSBSSSJSiwEKmll jmpi r'r?'"-ft.r'''rr.'L-r r 'rv "" '"" '"""..v.? 7 i"'''"rfYir vrr ."f-sAVi&,s"vzrf,dl'ii!-, y .;..,'1'?wT v'-x ', sP-.,yr-'iv--'w va"x.i wMXrj-&J.viAs j. i v"-.v vtbv. jBhcmn s wbb tvw Kr.-i-a - .. .ir- mj v,jt v ' f.j ss-. rj.s "fc S VJS IYWSe'7tV'KV7r,ST-r4: $S3St358 Tree With Sign on It and FIGHT FOB BETTER PAY FOB CLERKS Tells How Chase Committee of One Hundred Is Be ing Strengthened. The first report of Director Charles Dick, of the campaign for better re muneration for Government employes, started by the Chase committee of 100, was received by subscribers to the $3), 0 fund today. In a formal statement to the sub scribers, former Senator Dick outlines the progress made to date. Correspond ence Is being conducted, he says, with the mayors of many cities and rhe governors of every State with a view to having appointed to the committee, represenatlve men of the States and cities. This correspondence so far has resulted encouragingly, according to the report. When this is completed, every State will be represented and the in fluence of the committee is thus ex pected to be greater in securing de sired legislation from Congress. A study is being made of civil service retirement and pension systems main tained by cities. Industrial concerns, and railroads, as well as of other govern ments. Articles upon the tesults of these Investigations are being prepared. "Conditions In the Federal service are also being investigated," continues the report, "In order to be in position to determine what recommendations should be made to Congress. The work of the special session is being confined to narrow limits, but during the regular session next winter It Is expected we will be prepared to make a strong appeal for consideration at the hands or Congress. "The treasurer reports the flrM assess ment on contributions to the fund has been paid in full, and It will be our aim to keep expenses as small as may be compatible with doing effective work and obtaining the desired results." The offices of the committee are at 726-7 Colorado building. Kersey Only Slightly Hurt, Says His Relative Charles H. Kersey, the young man stabbed in the neck today by a woman for who mthe police of nearly every city on the Atlantic Seaboard Is search ing, was only slightly wounded, and the affair was greatly magnified., Wesley M. Spinney, a brother-in-law of Ker sey's, ' said today. Mr. Spinney denied that the wound was anything more than a scratch. Ho said that Instead of coming to Washington to receive treatment, eKr sey Is now In Richmond, Va,, attending to business. Rumors to the effect that both MY. Spinney and his wife were In the party when young eKrsey was Injured, also were denied. The Wilhelmina Foot Treatment Curtis Feet As Bad As This Urely mechanical, and is aomeUilns that li poit!ve In all cases. We do not care how many things you hava tried that have failed, this one will cure you. Remember, we ay all troubles that coma from the feet and all foof troubles. Exam inations free. Offlce hours, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. WASHINGTON NATIONAL IMPRESSION Phono Mala 7M9. no iith strut N. W. COMPANY, m K. n mm . .t .w III.. I. t la r3f&?i m "Aunt Betty" Pointing to Tree. HOLD DEATH THREAT Santa Rosa Survivors Say His Obstinacy Cost Twenty-nine Lives. SANTA BARBARA. Cal., July 8. That four seamen and twenty-flve pas sengers perished In the wreck of the steamer Santa Rosa off Arguello Point, was the statement of survivors who ar rived here on a special train today. Purser Carlton, of the Santa Rosa, who has also arrived, admitted that he is unable to check off the list of cas- sengers, and that he is by no means certain that all of the 230 passengers were landed safely. The survivors bitterly criticise Cap tain Faris for holding them on board the vessel as she lay on the rocks all day yesterday, refusing to permit them to land when they insisted upon it. and when a landing could have been effect ed without peril to anyone. Finally, rendered desperate by the rising gale yesterday afternoon, the pas sengers named a deputation, headed by J. D. Collins and Edward Montrose, of San Francisco, which threatened to shoot Captain Faris unless he allowed them to land. With the wind and sea rising alarm ingly, Faris yielded, but a few minutes later the steamer split amidships and began to break up. Second Mate Hew- son and Seamen Fred Jensen, Ed Jep sen, and John Stlffer put otf in a life boat. Their boat was swamped quickly, and all perished. The passengers de clare the loss of life would have been appalling had not the breeches buoy floated ashore, where it was made fast by ranchers and railroad laborers, the 200 passengers being dragged through the surf by the crowds lining the beach. Charles Miller, of San Francisco, who swam ashore through 300 yards of boil ing surf from the Santa Rosa, said to day that he saw a woman with her baby In her arms go down. R. A. Fair banks, of San Diego, and John Tufts, of Auburn, corroborated this statement. Two sentries were posted along the beach near the scene of the wreck to day to watch for bodies. While the survivors assert that the officials of the steamship company are trying to conceal the number of per sons who perished, none of the Santa Rosa officers would say that only How son and three sailors were drowned. All the passengers were drenched dur ing the trip from the wreck to the beach, and it is feared some will die as a result of exposure. Keene's Friends Deny He Suffered Breakdown LONDON, July 8. Friends of James R. Keene, speculator and turfman, who Is now at the Carlton Hotel here, de nied today the report that he suffered a complete breakdown, and that his life 4s In danger. THey say that while Mr. Keene still is under the care of a phy sician, as the result of an attack of pneumonia and rheumatism, sustained a year ago, he was well enough today to go driving. 3SjSM&'iS!3!a&8S& Best Paint P Ready to Use g VY HEN you're ready to doa S lA that touching up insider '& W or outside the house iti 5; w ' will nav vou to sret the l will pay you to get the 5 best paint here. Any 35 color any quantity. Rea- $ sonable prices. g MUTH&C0.1 ? Geo. IJF. 1 RySsy 418 7th St Vt S5i53i5i5SSwiiS5 V-i-i.''' jess?3 mm OVER SHIP CAPTAIN Mrs. Edna Seamark, wife of a bicycle dealer of 12i3 Ninth street northwest, was run ovor bv an automobile Wednes day, and though two wheels of the car. wnicn was anven by Mrs. J. N. Thomp son, wife of an official of the Chesa peake Supply Company, passed over Mrs. Seamarka's chest, she was not se riously injured. Mrs. Thompson was rendered HI for a time. The accident occurred at Ninth and Pennsylvania avenue. Mrs. Seamark was riding a bicycle in front of the automobile. A street car blocked her way. She tried to turn quickly while In the center of the car tracks and was thrown. The automo bile was only a few feet behind her nnrt couldn't have been stopped. Describes Accident. "Two wheels passed over mv ht said Mrs. Seamark. "I was conscious of a crushing sensation, but I did not faint. They carried me into a store nearby and In a few minutes I felt all right and I wanted to walk home. My husband Insisted that I take a taxicab. 1 am juirrHnc7- a iiia in 9 .ki fv? tJ?ere Is a soreness on one side of VJ "eBl DUl te physicians have de cided I am not much hurt. Miraculous Escape. "I think the doctors are surprised. With 1.500 pounds passing over a per son, it Is miraculous tn traT nii I am going to hop on my bicycle in a. day or two again, and I shall have no more accidents like this one, be cause I shall not try to turn suddenly wnen in the middle of car tracks. "There were three people in the car when it passed over me. Mrs. Thomn- son's mother and her daughter Mrs. Thompson was made sick by the con sciousness of the wheels passing over some one, and really she felt worse Immediately after the accident than I. She was not to blame." Leper Will Be Sent Away in a Freight Car Plans for the removal of Anacieto Palabay, the Filipino leper, to hl home In the Philippines, are being made by the Health Department. While the de partment officials decline to discuss the question of the Filipino's removal, it Is understood he will leave Washing ton next month. The journey across the continent, according to present arrange ments, will be made in a box car and from San Francjsco to the Philippines on one of the army transports. No word has been received by the Health Department from Manuel L. Quezon, one of - the resident commlb sioners of the Philippine Islands, who announced several weeks ago his Inten tion of arranging for Palabay's return. The department's plans are entirely in dependent of those of Mr. Quezon, but It was said today that his co-operation will be heartily welcomed. Aside from the desire to rid the Dis trict of the presence of a leper, the Health Department and the Commis sioners. In arranging for Palabay's transfer to the islands, are actuated by motives of economy. Since his in carceration in January, the cost of caring for the leper has amounted to over $1,000. The cost of his journey Is estimated at $1,200. Rules of the railroads,, prohibiting his traveling in a passenger coach. Pala bay will journey across the continent In a box car. accompanied by an at tendant. Aboard ship, Palabay will be given a separate compartment, and kept under surveillance. Governor Marshall in Plea for Murderess INDIANAPOLIS, July 8. Declaring that mercy extended to Mrs. Angelino Napolltano may be of infinite value to her and her children, and further that it is not the business of tne state to take human life. Gov. Thomas R. Mar shall of Indiana today addressed a let ter to the governor general of Canada, petitioning him to commute the con demned woman's sentence to life im prisonment. 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