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PRICE ONE CENT.
Yesterday's Circulation, 52,172
INSULT TO ARMY
ACTION III COURT
First Prosecution Under Ter
ritories Law Is Ordered
TO PROCEED AGAINST
RESORT IN ARIZONA
Proprietors Of Place Refused To
Admit Three Officers Woman
The first legal prosecution Insti
tuted against persons alleged to
have Insulted the uniform of the
United States army or navy, has
been ordered by the President, and
the Attorney General has Instruct
ed the United States district attor
ney at Prescott, Ariz., to begin pro
ceedings against the owners of the
Yavapai Skating Rink there.
The proprietors refused to admit
two officers and one non-commissioned
officer in uniform. They
are E. O. C. Ord, retired; Duncan K.
Major, jr., of the Twenty-seventh
Infantry, and Sergeant Rodenberg,
of the Arizona State National
Guard. The incident, which occur
red May 4, was brought to the at
tention of President Taft by Mrs.
Catherine Gallagher, of Washington,
Is Head of Society.
She Is president or the Society for
the Protection of the Dignity and
Honor of the Uniform of the United
The proprietors afterward apologized
for the Indignity they had done the of
ficers, but the President and the Attor
ney General decided that they would
not accept the apology, and the in-
Wickersham to the district attorney
were inai ne cmorire iuhj iu iicum
ties of the law." The proprietors of
.1 ..inl nlaaaH rmirilTno nf th lAW.
but the plea is not satisfactory to the
"I have no sympathy with the pro
prietors of amusements who take It
upon themselves to exclude men wear
ing the uniform of the United States
army or navy." the Attorney General
stated in a letter to the President. "I
am desirous of making an example of
any one who comes within the pur
Mew of the law on that subject. I
only wish the law were applicable to
the States as well as the Territories.
Same As District's Law.
The law prohibiting proprietors of re
sorts from discriminating against men
wearing the uniform of the army or
navy is applicable only to the Terri
tories and the District of Columbia.
Where there have previously been dis
criminations against men in the army
or navy, the only recourse that officials
have had was merely through appeal to
the civil authorities.
The occurrence of the offense in
Arizona, however, brings offenders
clearly within the puriew of the act.
It is said, and it i" proDable the Gov
ernment will endeavor to make as not
able example of the case as possible.
District Bills To
The District of Columbia Is to have
pome show for legislation in Its Interest
before the end of the present session of
Congress. The Rules Committee of the
House met today and agreed to re
port a resolution to eb presented to
the House tomorrow, setting aside a
regular day for the consideration of
The old District day in the House has
been passed by so often that it long
ago ceased to receive consideration.
With the setting aside of a new day
better results are expected.
When District day does come, bills
will be called in the order of their Im
portance by Cnalrman Johnson.
TVe House may decide tomorrow to
devote several days to the considera
tion of District business.
Two Dead In Crash.
PITTSTON, Pa., Aug. 4. Two men
tere killed and another so seriously
injured that his death la expected In a
collision last night between a Delaware
'aand Hudson train and an automobile
at Smtthville crossing, near here.
The dead. Edmund L. Brlggs, thlrty
fne. Scranton, Charles W. Gallagher,
thirty-six, Mlneoka. The injured man Is
Peter Hlgglns, thirty-one, of Mlneoka,
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Overcast weather with probable show
ers tonight or Saturday. Not much
change In temperature.
U. S. BUREAU.
S a. m 73
i a. m. 75
10 a. m 77
11 a. m 78
12 noon SO
1 p. m 83
2 p. m S3
8 a. m 73
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
Today High tide. 4:23 a. m. and 5:11
p. m.; low tide, 11:19 a. m. and 11:24 p. n..
Tomorrow High tide, 5-11 a. m. and
6:01 p. m.; low tide, 10:03 a. m.
Sun rises 5:01 I Sun cets 7:99
Germany Favors Leishman;
To Be Named
John G. A. Leishman, ambassa
dor at Rome, Trill succeed Dr.
Datld Juyne Hill as ambassa
dor at Berlin.
The German foreign office this
afternoon Issued a formal
statement to the effect that Mr.
Leishman would be acceptable
to that goYarnment. This an
nouncement would never have
been made had not President
Taft conferred with Germany.
President Taft trill send the
nomination of Sir. Leishman
and other diplomats to the
Senate within a short time.
Ambassador O'Brien at Tokio
is now slated to succeed Mr.
Leishman at Rome, while Min
ister Sherrill, at Bnenos Ayres,
now assigned to the Balkan
states, will go to Argentina to
take 3Ir. Sherrlll's place.
COTTON BILL WILL
Revision Of Schedule Now
Assured No Adjourn
ments Next Week.
The Senate this afternoon by a vote
of 38 to 26 ordered the cotton bill,
which passed the House yesterday, to
be referred to the Finance Commit
tee, with instructions to report not
later than August 10. This action was
taken on motion of Senator Martin,
the Democratic leader.
It Is of the utmost Importance for
the reason that It makes uncertain
the time of adjournment and probably
will result in prolonging: the. session.
It Is now believed that adjournment
cr wee impossible. Not only
dui it, probably means that a
cotton revision bill will be passed be
fore ContrreSS adlnnrno nrwl thn u
question of whether to veto It will be4
than this, there Is a possibility that
amendments revising: the steel sched
.? aJ"i the suKar schedule will be
attached to the bill revising the cot
Reference to Taft.
"What's the use?- asked Mr. Payne,
wno was the first to speak on the bill
under the live-minute rule, and in refer
ence to the futility of offering amend
ments. "You Democrats have given
your consciences over to Chairman Un
derwood. When the existing tariff law
was pas-ed no one was bound to vote
S&Y-., Amendments were offered
and adopted but no one can offer an
amendment here today and have it
adopted. The muck-raking magazines
ruS?1 ",tu,n their attention to "ho
"Trying to put the President In a hole
are you?T' asked Mr. Payne .
TiV shouh1 Representative Burnett
f. Alabama; "he's already there."
Why the President has the greatest
opportunity a President has had In
years," said Mr. Payne, "In vetoing
thelconsldered tariffllls one aft"?
Chairman Underwood replied:
,i KB'iueman irom New York." he
said, says we legislate by caucus. I
say wo legislate by party harmony."
Mr. Underwood then declared that flvo
amendments were allowed to the Payne
bill only because of the coercion of
Representative Tawney and a coalition
of Republicans and Democrats
"There's no man on this side of the
House who has bound his conscience.
It takes a two-thirds vote in caucus to
bind the members of the caucus, and
even then any member nas the right to
refuse to abide. . We allow any man
In this House to offer amendments."
Shortly after the House convened
Representative Redfleld of New York
asked unanimous consent to leave
Washington for two weeks. Minority
Leader Mann objected.
Half an hour later Mr. Mann was
In the midst of a (light of oratory. He
was speaking under the five-minute
rule. When his time expired Mr. Mann
asked unanimous consent to continue
for Ave minutes. "I object," shouted
Mr. Redfleld. Mr Mann sat down, and
Jeers from the Republican side wera
hurled at Mr. Redfleld.
Speculation was rife around Police
Headquarters and the different station
houses today as to the Identity of the
officers who may be affected by the
reported comlr.g big shake-UD in the de-
fiartment The report that agents of
he Department of Justice are eald to
have prepared Involving a police officer
in alleged dealings with bookmakers Is
believed to be responsible for the con
Informal charges have been made
against at least one official of the de
partment. It Is rumored that changes
may affect several precinct captains.
An affidavit charging one officer with
conduct unbecoming has been submitted
to the head of the department, but the
person who filed the affidavit has not
preferred any charge. Superintendent
Sylvester said that so far the evidence
against this officer is not sufficient to
Two tranrfers were announced today.
Mrs. R. Farling, matron at No. 1 sta
tion, was transferred to the House of
Detention, and Mrs. Jennie Wehl.
matron at the House of Detention, goes
to No. 1. No reason Is assigned for the
$i.oo Bluemont and Return, Sunday,
Aug. 6th. Southern Railway. Trains lv.
Washington 8:55 a. m. (Ltd.) and 9:15
a. m. (local). Advt.
SENATE ACTION 01
ON ALL FIGHTS
FOR PURE FOOD
He, Not Wiley, Decides
Prosecutions, He Tells
CURB ON CHEMIST
Effort Made To Keep Him From
Opposing Remsen Board
In Soda Case.
Placed on the grill today by the
House committee Investigating the
Remsen board and the Dr. Wiley
charges, Solicitor George P. Mc
Cabe, of the Department of Agri
culture, mado admissions indicating
that McCabe, and not the Bureau of
Chemistry, pracUcally decides what
prosecutions shall be had of pure
food law violators and that Mc
Cabe's voice can outweigh Dr. Har
vey W. Wiley and his assistant, Dr.
p. L. Dunlap, the other two mem
bers and majority of the inspection
General Order No. 140. issued by
the Secretary in July, 1910, mado
Solicitor McCabe made other
highly diverting admissions show
ing that the functions of the Bureau
of Chemistry have been gradually
taken over by the Solicitor's office
and the Remsen board.
Testimony in Brief.
Summarized, the solicitor's testimony
McCabe "did not want Dr.
Wiley to go to Indiana to testify for the
State during its fight on the benzoate
of soda users," but that the department
did permit three members of the Bern
sen board to give testimony favorable
to the benzoate of soda.
That Solicitor McCabe prepared tho
op'lnlon used by tho Department of Jus
tice declaring that the Remsen board
had been legally appointed.
"I held that the Remsen board was
legal- the Department of Justice held
that the Remsen board was legal," said
McCabe. laconically, when asked If the
nnininnn were the same.
That McCabe considers the Remsen.
or referee board, a part of the Bureau
of Chemistry, although Dr. Vlley has
no Jurisdiction over the board. Dr.
Remsen testified yesterday that the
referee board had never consulted with
the Bureau of Chemistry.
The committee for the Aff1 time to
day began to probe into thenattje of
tip rharces against Dr. ey uu al
torney Davis will pursue the same line
of Investigation tomorrow.
Charge Against Wiley.
"What Is the specific charge against
Dr. Wiley?" asked Representative
"The conclusion of the departments
board of personnel." said Sol'cltor Mc
Cabe "was that Dr. Rusby, Dr. Kebler.
Dr Blgelow, and Dr. Wiley had agreed
that Dr. Rusby would work but eighty
days a year for a $1,600 sa ary. We
thought it a -violation of tho law limit
ing the per dlcm rate that may be paid
"aaTlt" not a fact that Dr. Rusby's ap
pointment was approved by Secretary
Wilson?" demanded Representative
"Yes," admitted McCabe.
Asked how the board of personnel
was organized. Solicitor McCabe told It
had been created by order of Secretary
Wilson In 1OT.
"Under what authority was the Rem
sen board appointed?" quizzed Repre
McCabe, who held the creation of
the board was legal, while Assl3tan
Attorney General Fouler htld It was Il
legal, said that authority was found,
he thought, in the pure food act. The
set, as construed by McCabe, permits
the Secretary to emplay consulting
Status of Remsen Board.
"Do you regard the Remsen board
connected with the Bureau of Chemis
try?" "Yes," replied Solicitor McCabe, "be
cause thev were employed to enforce
the pure food law, and were paid out
of the funds of the bureau. They are
now paid out of the funds appropriated
for enforcing this act."
Dr. Remsen testified yesterday that
the Remsen board "had never consulted
with the Bureau of Chemistry," of
which McCabe today claimed It was a
The solicitor, however, said the board
was not under the Jurisdiction of Dr.
Wiley, 'the chief of the bureau, ar.d
that the referee board had made In
vestigations of subjects not investigated
by the bureau.
Solicitor McCabe referred to the food
and drug Inspection board composed of
McCabe, Assistant Chief Chemist Dun
lap, and Dr. Wiley.
"Are you a chemist?"
"No," answered McCabe.
"And yet you are a member of the
After minority members of the com
mittee had mildly protested against
allowing: examination byi counsel.
Henry E. Davis, personal counsel for
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
IS KEPT SECRET
Missive Penned By Army
Officer in New York
MAY GIVE REASON
FOR KILLING HIMSELF
Received By Widow Here, But
Contents Are Not Revealed.
She Suffers Collapse.
If any reason is given In Lieut.
Charles B. Brillhart's letter to his
wife for his shooting hlnuself through
the head in the Hotel Astor, New
York, yesterday afternoon, tho rela
tives of tho dead naval officer are
keeping it .a close secret
Aside from admitting that the let
ter, which was found by the Bide
of the dead officer, had been receiv
ed by Mrs. Brillhart at her apart
ment in the Cairo this morning, no
information was given out there.
Inquiry as to when Mrs. Brillhart
would be able to go to York, Pa.,
where her husband's body has been
sent for burial, brought the infor
mation from Lieut Leo Prior that
that question could not be answered
at this time.
Suffers a Collapse.
Mis. Brillhart Is reported to have suf-
icrert a nervous collapse and Is con-
nnca to hr bed.
Lieutenant Prior, who ears he was
with Lieutenant and Mrs. Brillhart on
their trip to Atlantic Cltv last Sunday,
savs that no ore but Mrs. Brillhart
knows the contents of tho letter, which
may telr why Lieutenant Brillhart end
ed his life.
That the whereabouts of Lieutenant
Brillhart had not been known by cither
his friends or relatives since his mys
terious disappearance from Washington
was learned today. On Tuesday the
Police Department was asktd to insti
tute a quiet search for the officer, and
two detectives were assigned to locate
him. They Were unsuccessful. It Is de
nied, however, that Lieutenant Brillhart
did not return to Washington before the
expiration of his leave on Tuesdav
Captain Beany, commandant of the
navy yard, today stated that he had
not been reported, and that his act
could not be traced to any fear of pun
ishment. Victim of Meningitis.
According to reports received from
New York today, the autopsy performed
showed that Lieutenant Brillhart had
been suffering fiom purulent menin
gitis, a form of insanity. Tn!s, in the
opinion of hla brother officers at the
Navy Yard, was responsible for his sui
cide. They had noticed a strange ex
presslqn In his face at times, though
he always seemed rational.
The officer was last iseen In Wash
ington by his brother officers at the
Army and Navy Club shortly after 12
o'clock Monday night. He and his wife
had returned from Atlantic City during
"I saw Lieutenant and .Mrs. Brillhart
about midnight Monday night," said
Lieutenant Tlmmons, who occupies of
fices with Lieutenant Prior in the Bu
rpau of Ordnance In the Navy Depart
ment. "As I started to enter the Army
and Navv Club. I noticed Lieutenant
brillhart come out. Mrs. Brillhart ar.d
anothei ladv were sitting In a taxlab
waiting for him Mrs. Brillhart was
plavfullv tooting the horn to call her
husband. I presume, he went home with
them and then tonk the 2 o'clock Balti
more and Ohio train from New York.
Reports from New York are to the
effect that Lieutenant Brillhart had
heen a sufferer from purulent menin
gitis for snme time.
No Plans for Funeral.
At the office of Lieutenant Prior this
morning, it was not known that Lieut
enant Prior had spent some time with
Lieutenant and Mrs. Brillhart In At
lantic City, but It was the supposition
that he went there Just for over Sun
day. Lieutenant Prior has a request in
.for a leave of absence, but he has not
yet availed himseir oi any oi njs
authorized leave. Lieutenant Prior and
Lieutenant Brillhart have been close
friends for a number of years.
At the Brillhart apartment this after
noon It was stated by Lieutenant Prior
that nothing Is known as the funeral
arrangements. The body was taken to
York, Pa., as soon as the removal per
mit was signed by the coroner and all
plans are being maae at xor.
At the Cairo this morning It was stat
ed that Lieutenant and Mrs. Brillhart
apparently lived happily, and that when
he was In the city they wera tften to
gether. "A peculiar thing about the
couple," said the clerk this morning,
'was that they never seemed to asso-
' elate with the other army and navy
people we have In the house. Appar
ently they had made their own friends,
and did laot care to make new ones."
Authorities in New York considered
the evidence so strong that Lieutenant
Brillhart had committed suicide that
no Inquest was ordered. Coroner Feln
berg signed the permit for the removal
nf th. hoiv tn York. Pa., the old Home
I of the officer. Telegraphic advices from
I New Tork today state that Mrs. BrU-
hart It not expected mere, ji waa mo
onlr.lon nf the coroner mat Lieutenant
Brillhart had been dead twelve houraj
when his body was rouna. . ,
I.lAHtonnnt and Mrs. Brillhart had
Hnn mnrriMl hut a vear. His bride Wa8
Miss Rose Osgood, daughter of Mr and!
Mrs. Clarence Whitman usgooa, oi mis
city, xney are now in auuuus v.h.j.
Officer Who Shot
Hfj&r OF BEATT1R IIND
filp TO FOIL DEFENSE
Members Of Simon's Family
Are With Him On Dutch
PORT ATT PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. i.
Anton Simon, the deposed President of
Halt!, escaped from the harbor In the
darkness last night, and Is now on board
a Dutch rrult steamer on his way to
Jamaica. Members of his family are
fleeing with him.
The committee of public safety has
been reorganized, at tho demands of
the diplomatic corps. It Is hoped that
the new body will prove equal to the
task of maintaining order in the city.
Both factions were recognized In form
ing the new committee, and It contains
among its members representaUves of
General 'Flrmln, leader of one rebel
army, and General Le Conte, head of
the other. The remainder of tho com
mittee Is made up of foreign business
men. Assurance has been given that
life and property in the city will be pro
tected. The German sailors are still occupy
ing the consulate, despite the protest of
the revolutionists and the foreign ele
ment of the capital. Minister Furnlss
today cabled the American State De
partment that quiet prevails, and Indi
cated his opinion that the landing of
American marines was unnecessary at
President Simon and his family were
transferred from the American schooner
Bradford C. French to the Dutch
steamer Prinz Nederland last night. As
the steamer fulled for Kingston, Ja
maica, the haven of refuge for all
Haitian exiles, the yacht-warshio "17
Decembre," named after the day of
which Simon was elected President of
Haiti, fired a farewell salute.
Almost four years afterward President
Simon, now an exile, has met the same
fate that he meted out to his prede
cessor, Nord Alexis, whom he drove
out of the country in December, 190S.
wun aimon out or the way, concern
is now about a successor. Neither Gen.
Clncinnatus Lccontc nor Gen. Antcnor
Klrmln has reached the capital as yet.
Both want to be Prekldent, and uneasi
ness Is felt th'it neither one will retire
In favor of the other. Both have strong
forces of troops In the city.
LEE NG TO JAMAICA
Himself , and Widow
Prosecutors Confer On the
Sending Of Alienist To
By JAMES E. BREADY.
RICHMOND, Va.. Aug. 1.- Believing
that the defense will be that tf Insan
ity, the prosecution of Henry Clay Beat
tie, jr . thU morning discussed measures
to combat it. Commonwealth Attorney
Gregory and L. L. Scncrer helJ a pro
tracted conference over the matter in
the latter's office with regard to hav
ing alienists for the State make ob
servation of the prisoner while awaiting
trial. Deflnlte decision to do this had
not yet been reached.
The prosecution knows that the de
fense can wait until the whole case of
the former has been given the jury, and
then If Paul Beattle and Beulah Bin
ford have withstood uie grilling ex
amination to which Attorney Harry M.
Smlth will subject them, then the de
fense may Introduce evidence of Insan
ity. Defense Going Slow.
The defense will send no alienists to
the jail meantime, because of the dam
aging effect It would have, but It can.
and wobably will, have an alienist or
two In the court room observing Beat
tie while tho Jury Is being drawn and
while arguments to quaih the Indict
ment and for delay of the trial are
Beulah Blnford's mall is echoing
wild tales of her treatment In the jail.
It Is erroneously believed by manv peo
ple here that she has been subjected
to the "third degree" treatment, and
anonymous correspondents are urging
her "to tell tho truth."
The visit to the dentist the other day
to have a tooth pulled is believed by
some weak minded people here to have
been for the purpose of torturing her.
Activity At Court House.
The Chesterfield county court house
and jail, Ave miles from Richmond,
where Beattle will be tried for the
murder of Ills' wife, presents a scene of
activity with painters and paperhangers
making the jail ready for the alleged
murderer, and the State's two wit
nesses, Beulah Blnford and Paul
An Indictment, drawn with all the
legal phraseology of the Commonwealth,
has been written, charging the killing
of Mrs. Louise- Owen Beattle. jr., to her
nusband, Htnry Clay Beattle, Jr. The
indictment is ready for the Jurors to af
fix their names when they take up tha
Beattle case- August 14.
Paul Douglas Beattle, cousin of the
accused man and purchaser of the gun
with which the woman was 'alleged to
have been slain, emphatically denies
he received any money from his cousin.
He also expressed regret that his
teeth were sound, and ho was not able
to frame an excuse to take a taxicab
ride, as Beulah Blnford did yesterday,
when she was taken to 'a dentist to
have a tooth pulled.
Throughout the ordeal the aged father
of Beattle and the aged mother and
father of the murdered woman have re
tained their frlendlv feelings, the result
Of vears of -acquaintance Mi. Owen,
father of the slain woman, says he
want justice done Mr. Beattle. father
of tho accused bov. declares his belief
In his son's Innocencf. and together the
aced rren are lolng eveiy thing possible
for the welfare of the motherless infant,
which Is cared for by the grandmother,
HERO OF ORIENT
President and High Officials
Arrange Elaborate Pro
gram For Visitor.
STATE DINNER TO BE '
A BRILLIANT AFFAIR
Dinners, Receptions, and Sightsee
ing Planned For Japanese Who
Cast may be East, and West fee
tbe twala shall
lYhen Togo from the Eastern
And Taft, the Western, greet!
And there be neither East nor
Border nor breed nor birth
When Togo, the Samnari comes
For we know what a hero's
Banzai! Togo, the Samurai, haro
of the sea of Japan, wielder of tha
destinies of war, comes to Wash
The little admiral will reach this
city to begin four days of Btato
ceremonies as the honored guest of
the nation, at 9:25 o'clock this
While the program arranged for
his entertainment is the most elab
orate since the memorable series of
social and state affairs which at
tended the visit of Prince Henry oi
Prussia ten years ago, the coming
of the big little Japanese warrior
tonight will be practically unher
alded. Admiral Togo will leave New
York this afternoon at 3:38 o'clock.
Plans for Reception Here.
Third Assistant Secretary of State
Hale, and Captain Potts, of the Navy,
who have been his personal compan
ions since he landed from the Lust
tanla two days ago, wjll be with him.
Mr. Hale represents the President,
while Captain Potts Is the represen
tative of the navy.
Major Archibald Butt, the Presi
dent's aide, probably will be at the
station to meet the Japanese hero.
and with the two officials who hava
accompanied Admiral Togo, will es
cort hlra to the New Wlllard HoteL
his headquarters during his stay In
Admiral Togo comes with words of
peace on his lips. The man who crip
pled Russia's navy, and who was
trained In the warlike arts of the
Samaurl, is little different from the
great warriors of the Caucasian na
tions who are seeking to end the
chance of hostilities.
While In New York, he said:
"I think the International arbitra
tion treaties between the United
States and England, and the United
States and France are very good
things. Such a treaty would also b
good for Japan."
Then he added. In response to tho
message from President Taft deliver
ed by Secretary Hale:
"Happiness is the realization of our
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY
Conferees meet on tho wool bill.
Conferees named on the free list bill.
Senate Interstate Commerce Commute
will give hearings on trust question.
Loilmer hearing proceeds.
Warm discussion on cotton bill In tha
After a flerv debate the House author
ized the appointment of an aialstant
Representative Hardwick of Georgia
presented a resolution from the Rule
Committee, to take up tha Day por
trait report, but action was postponed
br n roll call for a auoruin.
The Investigation of the Dr. Wiley
Charges was resumtd.
The Rules Committee postponed until
the next session consideration of a
resolution to Invetlgate the money
Similar action waa taken on a resolu
tion to investigate the Ellis Immigra
The Rules Committee will report a res
olution to consider District bills la
tne House. . ....
The Sugar Committee continued its In
vestigation. White House Callers.
Cullom. III. Curtis. Kan.
Guggenheim. Col. Smith, Mich.
McLean, uonn. t
Pepper, Iowa. Borland, Mo.
Howard. Ga. Dwlght. N. Y.
Rellley. Conn. Moon. Pa,
Sells, Tenn. Bingham, Pa.
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