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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1911.
HP IN SIMS
BLAMED FI HI
IECK IN IK
ing of Orders Leads to
Death of Eight.
BANGOR. Me.. July 29. A misunder
standing of slgnalB by Engineer P. W.
Garrelon, of the Bangor and Arostook
excursion train. Is today's explanation
of the head-on crash of that train Into
train No. 11 from Van Buren to Bangor,
shortly before midnight last night.
Right persons were killed and sixteen
injured, some probably fatally, at
Grindstone, sixty-five miles north of
MARRY CLARKE, Presque Isle.
DR. HUGH PIPES, Presque Isle.
F TV. GARCELON, engineer on excur
FRANK SEELEY, Presque Isle.
CLAUDE LOOMER, Washburn.
Z. HARRIS, Presque Isle.
Fireman GALLAGHER, of excursion
Fireman BREWER, of train No. 1L
The disaster was one of tho worst rail
road wrecks In the history of the State.
Both trains were said to have been go
ing at high speed. The night was dark
and a thunderstorm drowned out any
possible warning that tho noise of
either train might have made. The Van
Buren-Bangor train had Just started
to take a long curve south of the Penob
The excursion train had barely left
the curve and a small viaduct over the
river when the trains crashed. The pas
sengers who were killed were riding in
the car immediately back of the excur
sion train's engine. This coach was al
most completely telescoped and caught
Grindstono Is a hamlet of only forty
or hfty persons. All had heard the
crash, and before fire could add to the
horror, they had formed a bucket brig
ade and extinguished the flames. They
then turned their attention to the cars
in the rear, where cries of the Injured
It was nearly two hours more be
fore the relief and wreck train reach
The officials of tho road today In
sisted that the early report of eight
dead would not be Increased, but a
wire received from one of the physi
cians at the scene said that the list
might reach twelve and the injured
Boston Court Refuses
To Hold A. W. Harrison
JAMES E. WEST,
Secretary of the Boy Scouta of
Mrs. Mary F. Harrison. 828 Twelfth
street northwest, has failed in her
1 rcsecutlon of her dlvorcd hu3band,
Amur W. Harrison, a Boston patent
s.oliltPr, formerly employed at the
Patent Ofllce, whom she charged with
filling to support her.
Word was received by tho Washington
police today that Harrison has been dis
charged by United States Commissioner
Hayes, at Boston, on the finding that
the acts complained of by Mrs. Har
lison occurred outside the District of
Mrs. Harrison told United States Dis
trict Attorney Wilson that Harrison has
not supported her rince April, liiOH. She
was granted permanent alimony of $10
a month, with a decree of limited di
orce. in March, 1909. They were mar
ried in Washington July 14, 1901, at tho
Church of Our Father by the Rev. Van
Schaick, and havo no children,
G. G. Dawe on Way
To Boston Ad Meet
Among the local business men who
are on their way by automobile, boat
and special train to attend the sessions
of the Associated Advertising Clubs of
America, which will open In Boston
August J. is G. G. Dawe, managing
director of the Southern Commercial
Mr. Dawe left Washington last night
by way of Baltimore. He will appear
before the advertising men of the unit
ed States, In company with the mem
bers of the Washington "Ad" Club, who
are In attendance, to explain the pur
poses of the Southern Commercial Con
gress to them, and to aid in exploit
Mr. Dawe since coming here has ac
tively allied himself with the business
Interests of tho city, and was elected
only two days ago to membership in
the Chamber of Commerce.
Cook Must Support
Wife or Go to Jail
John T. Cook was arraigned before
Judge James L. Pugh on charges or
non-support of his wife, Margaret Cook,
In United States side of Police Court
today. His excuses and alleged reasons
for his failure to look after his family
were of no avail. "Pay your wife 3 a
week or else go to Jail," Bald Judge
Pugh to Cook.
Drops Dead at Cards
PARIS. July 29. Naoum Pasha, Turk
ish ambassador to France, dropped dead
last night at the Union Diplomatic
Club. He was seated at a card table,
and about taking up a hand when he
Tho Duke de Rohan, the Roumanian
minister, and others rushed to the en
voy's side, but he was beyond all aid.
Death was due to congestion of the
brain caused by the intense heat.
Attorney West, Secretary Of
Organization, Flops Chops
For Hungry Hikers.
Dies on a Pullman Car
While on Way Home
PHILADELPHIA. July 29. While on
his way from Chicago to his home In
Flushing, Long Island. H. F. Campbell
died on a Pullman car attached to a
Pennsylvania railroad train when near
ing this city today. He was accompanied
bv his wife. The train was stopped at
N'orth Philadelphia and the body re
moved. Dr. Frank L. Abbott, who was
m mmoned, pronounced the man dead,
and the coroner was notified.
Turner on Vacation.
Charles H. Turner, Assistant United
States District Attorney, today is en
route to New Hampshire for a vaca
tion of thirty days. He has resigned
and will enter -private practice next
September in Washington.
Consul General Dies:
The State Department was notified to
day of the death of Consul Gen, Wil
liam P. Atwel, at Ghent, Belgium. At
well was appointed to the service from
the District of Columbia, June 22, 1SS3-
"Two in the water easy."
"Adam and Eve on a raft "
Don't imagine these are the orders
of tho wearer of the immaculate apron
In the eat-and-run restaurant, and the
replies of the invisible custodian of tho
sputtering frying pan.
Such is not the case. The chef is no
less a man than Attorney James E.
West, secretary of the national organi
zation of the Boy Scouts of America,
and a man having an oince force of
thirty-four persons in New York. Still,
this same James E. West did have to
officiate in tho kitchen right recently.
ana it was no cnanng uisn anair. r Min
er was the culinary department equip
ped with gas and modern conveniences.
There were forty-five boys, each
equipped with an appetite whetted on
the order of that of Jonah's whale.
They came all tho way from Troy, N.
Y., to New York city on a hike, and
went to Hunter's Island for their real
outing. When Mr. West arrived on the
grounds he found the real cook had
struck. There were uncooked chops and
Kpuds for all, but some one mast don
the apron and do the frying.
Mr. West entered Into his post-grad'j-ate
courso In domestic rclence with
"I havo cooked, and I can do it
again," he said
When the boys arrived and consumed
the array of food, they offered Mr. West
a bteady position, but for a permanent
tnlng Mr West said he preferred dic
tating letters to turning chops.
"Sprung Back" Fails
To Prevent Sentence
"Six months' free tuition In the gentle
art of manual labor," was the sentence
given John Horn, negro, aged twenty
five, in Juvenile Court yesterday wnen
he appeared before Judge De Lacy,
charged by his wife with non-support.
At this sentence, John, who had not
spoken more than two or three times
throughout the trial, suddenly came to
"Judgo, .honest, I can't go to the work
house.' "What reason is there to prevent
you?" asked the court.
"I got a sprung back," explained John,
"from lifting a paving block and It
made me sick for the last two years."
"When did all this happen?" asked
Judge Do Lacy.
"Last year," answered John.
"And so it made you sick for two
years, did It?" asked the Judge. "Most
extraordinary; maybe swinging a pick
will take the 'sprung' out of your back."
Coast Liner, Steering
Gear Disabled, Anchors
NEW YORK, July 2a The Clyde
liner Algonquin, which left Jacksonville
July 24 and Charleston on the next
day with thirty-five passengers, an
chored off Ocean Grove, N. J., In eleven
fathoms, with her steering gear dis
abled. Captain Devereaux sent a wireless
message to Harry H. Raymond, vice
president of the line, who dispatched
Capt. John Rockwell, marine superin
tendent of the company, on the tug
President to the assistance of the steam
ship. The President left pier 37, North
river, at 10:30 p. m., and is expected to
reach the Algonquin before daylight.
The President will act as a rudder to
tho disabled steamer, which. It is be
lieved, will reach pier 37 some time this
The night was clear, the sea calm,
and no further trouble was anticipated.
The Algonquin has a big and valuable
Fourteen Members of the
Force Commended by
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Around Police Headquarters and tho
different station houses today the mem
bers of the force wero asking each other
'Did you get your boujuet7"
Fourteen answered "yes," while the
other 900 mumbled "no."
This, be It known, is "bouquet" day
In the department, but by the foregoing
It will be seen that there was no great
profusion of "flowers." The bouquets,
however, were not of the greenhouse va
riety, but simply typewritten flowers of
verbiage commending the fourteen men
for things they had done recently.
Those who drow the "prize packages
were Capt J. E. Mulhall, commanding
the Fifth precinct and the veteran offi
cer of the department; Detectives R. E.
Weedon and Guy K. Burlineame, of the
Central Office, and Policemen H. W.
Fortncy, F. A. Waters, J. R. Harrover,
C. E. Warfleld. George W. Morgan. C.
C. Wise. John Flaherty, J. M. Horton,
W. O. Embrey, Patrick Creaghe. and
T. P.. Scanlon.
retectlves Weedon and Burllngame
weie commended for arresting a couple
of negro women who had been robbing
women shoppers in department stores.
Policeman Fortney, who is detailed at
the Second precinct, was handed a nice
big bunch of verbal flowers because he
arrested Belle Mills, colored, thlrty-flvo
minutes after she had stabbed her hus
band to death. A few days ago Police
man Warfleld, of No. 5, stopped a run
away In Virginia avenue southwest. The
horse was driven by E. W. Briggs, who
said so many nice things about Warfleld
that he became a candidate of a bou
quet. He blushlngly appeared before
the major and hummed something
about not wanting to be a hero, but the
major pinned it on him anyway.
Policeman Horton, of the Eleventh
precinct, won his bouquet in the capturo
of Song Kee after he had stabbed
Charlie Moy in a Chinese laundry row
and was running away. Waters and
Harrover, of the same precinct, wero
rewarded on recommendation of Cap
tain Anderson for the arrest of Andrew
Gonzales, a Cuban, aftor he had killed
his negro wife.
Policeman Morgan, of the Sixth pre
cinct, was commended for "energy"
displayed in arresting boys who robbed
a store in fieventh street northwest.
Wrote Nice Letter.
Captain Mulhall and Policemen Wise
and Flaherty arrested a man who broke
into the establishment of the American
Brass Foundry and Smelting Company,
William S. Riley, manager of the com
pany, wrote to the Commissioners about
them as follows:
"I do this to counteract the sentiment
that oftinies prevails unjubtly against
our police officers when in the exercise
and discharge of their duties, and I
wish these men to know that I com
mend their intelligence, fitness, and
Added to that were a few well-chosen
and highly complimentary words by the
Commissioners and the head of the
It was a day of rejoicing and good
fellowship In the Police Department.
A few brickbats wore hurled, however,
by some of the members not numbered
among tho elect, who made remarks
about bouquets being Intended for
cweet girl graduates and not policemen.
Boy Bitten by Dog.
Lawrence Tippett, four years old, of
2JC2 M street northwest, was bitten on
the face last evening by a dog owned
by members of No. 1 fire truck com
pany The boy was sent to his home
where the wound was cauterized by a
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RE ADY TO MOVE
. THE MILLER CABIN
Home of the "Poet of the Sierras" in Washington to
Have Permanent Site and His Friends Are Taking
Active Interest in Movement.
ACTION 15 STARTED
TO CONSTRUE HILL
Before adjournment of Congress the
little cabin,' once tho home of Joacquln
Miller, "tho poet of the Sierras," will
be moved on wheels from Its present
place on the Henderson estate to a
new site in tho uburban woods recent
ly selected by a committee appointed
for that purposo by the California State
Association. Already a substantial sum
has been raised by tho association to
defray the expense of moving tho old
shack, which onco was the homo of
tho famous poet, and Interested per
sons have signified their willingness to
donate the balance necessary to carry
out tho project.
Twenty years ago the Miller cabin,
which has since been visited by hun
dreds of persons who have read the
pleasing writings of tho poet, was In
a lonely, secluded spot on tho out
skirts of the city. With the passing of
each yar, the modern homes gradually
approached tho little home of tho poet,
and recently tho old shack was flanked
With concrete streets. With the ad
vance of the city In a northerly direc
tion the Miller cabin became more and
more an eyesore to the occupants of the
magnlflcient dwellings erected on Six
teenth street. Recently the property on
which the cabin now stands was pur-
cnased by Henry White, former am
bassador to Russia, Ho Intends erec
ting in th near future a large home on
Many Callfornlans familiar with the
beauty of the poetry of Miller, and
realizing the historic value of the old
cabin,, started a movement to preserve
tno home or California's famous writer.
The matter was brought to the atten
tion of the California Congressmen, who
took an Interest in the affair. Represen
tative Kahn being particularly ener
getic in his efforts. The California As
sociation anDolnted n committee to re
ceive funds and select a proper site for
tho cabin. M. E. O'Donoughue, chair
man of the committee, stated yesterday
that the site had been selected and that
the cabin will be moved to its perman
ent resting place before adjournment
"The new site is beautiful." Mr.
CDonoughe said. "It faces a sloping
greensward and has a background or
large trees. It is a romantic spot, and
we will move the cabin as soon as tho
California State Association passes upon
No appropriation will be asked of
Congress, as was first contemplated,
according to Mr. O'Donoughue. He said
that more than enough money to defray
the expense of moving the cabin has
German Societies Get
Ready for Convention
Members of the United German So
cieties began arrangements today for
tho convention of the German-American
Alliance that will be held in Washing
ton October 6 to 9. The first session of
the genera 1 committee was held last
night at 922 Pennsylvania avenue with
Martin Wlegand, chairman, presiding.
The work will b carried on by four
teen subcommittees. Several thousand
delegates will bo brought to the city by
the convention, and tho local German
societies are planning elaborate pro
grams Full committee lists will be
completed soon and the entertainment
Dr. Kurt E. F. Voel'-kner, who has
withdrawn his resignation as president
of the United German Socletlps. Is aid
ing the general entertainment com
mittee An excursion to Marshall Hall August
27 is planned as one means of raising
money for convention expenses. Emll
Spahn and Paul Halfter have charge
of the arrangements.
Two German societies have choen
their representatives in the United So-
letlos. The German Order of Black
ICnlghts has reappointed F. W Slehold,
G A. Hoffman. Ferd Derndlnger, John
Melnlnger. and Fritz Eberie for the next
year. Delegates chosen by the German
American Beneficial Society art Rein
hard Maul, Leon Schanklc. and John
Will Be in September
Th outing committee of Meridian
Commandery, United Order of the Gold
en Cross, announced today that the
trolley ride and supper at Laurel, Md.,
recently postponed because of a case of
smallpox in Laurel, will be given In the
latter part of September.
Members entertained a number of vis
itors from other commanderles, as well
as seme of the grand officers, at a meet
ing last nlnht. Among the visitors wero
orand CVmminder John H. A. Fowler,
Grand Tiasurcr Arthur E. Adams,
Orand Keeper of Records William E.
Graham, and Grand Warder of Inner
Gate Annie L. Fowler. A report was
received that the grand prelate. Mrs
Mary A Dow, is now- on her vacation
In New England, and will visit com
manderles there. Tho committee on con
tests announred Its plans for the award
ing of prizes for riuallstlc work and
Cripple Cured When
Frightened by Act
HARRISONBURG, Va.. July 23.
Crazed with fright because he acci
dentally shot a little girl, Joseph Sum
mers, a crlple from birth, threw away
his crutches and fled.
His friends say he Is cured.
OF WLLIH HUBHES
Heirs of Former Georgetown
Man Begin Fight for
Heirs of the late Mr. and Mrs. William
Hughes, of Georgetown, today began
a legal contest In the District Supreme
Court for possession of an estate of
JIOO.OOO. claimed entirely by Hughes'
heirs, who deny Mrs. Hughes' relatives
have any right to a share In its division.
The suit is to construe a will left by
Hughes, who died in Georgetown in 1&;,
leaving valuable real estate, stocks, and
Nearly all of the contesting hfirs live
in Baltimore, the relatives of Hughes
all Joining in tho contest against those
of Mrs. Hughes, who died in July, 1909.
Hughes' heirs contend that he Intended
in his will to give his property to his
widow, Mrs. Mary Luclnda Hughes,
during her lifetime. They say in their
petition that ho often expressed his in
tention to divide his property among his
own relatives eventually.
Mrs. Hughes' heirs declare the will
gave her husband's entire estate to her
absolutely In fee simolo. 8he left no
will, and they now assert their right to
divide the property to the complete ex
clusion of her husband's relatives.
J. Albert Hughes, of Baltimore, is the
loading plaintiff in the suit against Mrs.
Hushes' heirs. Other plaintiffs are
William J. Hughes, of Newport News,
Va., and the following, of Baltimore:
Maiy L. Hiss, Margaret C. Bourn, Mar
tha J. Hughes, Annie H. Schant, Sarah
Chapman, Matilda Chapman, Mollle
Voung. William McWhlrter and chil
dren, A. Elizabeth Johnson, and Mary
Mrs Mary C Thompson, of Relay,
Md., and Mrs. Sarah F. Garrison and
Henry M. Gall, of Baltimore, arc the
defendants, with Gall's children. Mrs.
Sarah F. Garrison is administratrix of
the estate of Mrs. Hughes and has
charge of the property, including about
U0.m in cash.
Realty Dealer's Case in
Police Court Postponed
Continuance to September 8 was
granted in the case of alleged false
pretences preferred against Cos Spug
nard in Police Court today. A bond of
$1,000 was furnished.
Spugnard was a member of the real
estate firm of Spugnard & King, and it
is alleged he defrauded Edward Minor
out of 1200 on a note.
The note, dated March 10, was made
payable to Spugnard & King and bears
the signature of "William F. Hahn."
It is alleged the note, which the Gov
ernment contends was worthless, was
given as part payment for a $550 bulld
lrg lot that Spugnard & King pur
chased of tho complaining witness, Ed
TAET HOLDS VETO
FOR WOOL REVISION,
IS POSITIVE WORD
Senate, and House Member
After White House Confer
ence Announce Stand.
If any doubt has existed in anybody's
mind that the President would veto
the wool revision bill should It come to
him, this doubt was removed today,
when members of the House and Sen
ate talked with the Executive this
Tho absolute and unqualified state
ment has been made by those who
talked to .Mr. Taft today that he pro
posed to nail wool with a veto, and
that there need be no further specula
tion about what he would do.
One Senator, who is in the President'
confidence and who knows as much
about the Executive's state of mind aa
anybody in either branch, said upon
leaving the White House: "You ask
me what the President Is going to do
with wool. Well, you can bet your
life he is going to veto it."
And this Is the burden of all the In
formation which came from the intertar
of tho White House this morning.
Furthermore, the word has come out
that Mr. Taft will veto any other re
vision bills which will come to him
during the extra session.
He has argued that the Tariff Board
should make a report on all further re
vision before it becomes a matter of
legislation. And when he did this ha
had cotton, steel, and the remainder of
the schedules In mind as well as wool.
With the President's position on
further tariff revision clear, the White
House Is simply waiting for Congress
to show cards. And if the reports
that come to the President are true;
Congress will lay down its hand in a
very few days.
Already the President has made up;
his mind. It It said, that he will havt
to stay in Washington a good deal
longer than August 10. That was the;
day most of the Republican regulars
set for adjournment.
Bicycle Thefts Lead
To Arrest of Negro
The bicycle 'business" of Fred Mor
ris, a negro, who lives at 343 Van street
southwest, was stopped yesterday by
the police, who charge that Morrla
would walk along the street until ho
discovered a blcyila left temporarily at
the curb by Its owner. Jump on tho
wheel, and sell It for anything from 60
cents to Si
Five wheels the boy Is alleged to havo
stolen and soMfor small sums were re
covered by Detectives O'Brien and
Sprlnginan. and yesterday afternoon
Policeman Vaughn, of the Fourth pre
cinct, arrested Morris. The police say
he admitted taking the wheels. He will
not have a hearing In the Police Court
until the detectives have learned tha
names of the owners of the bicycles.
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