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Seckendorff. managing editor of The Washington Times during 1904-5, during which tlm. ihe was absent from Germany because pi political reasons, died today at Prankfort-on-the-Main. He was wpII knowu In Washington circles of wealth and culture, and during his residence m Washington entertained lavishly. Du wg his stay here he married Mrs. Julia JJ avid son Donner, a woman of wealth. wis oaugnter. Ethel, is the wife of lemming Newbold, of the Evening piar. Today -is the funeral of Sergt. Patrick i-ord, well known In the District as an Indian fighter and former guard to Lincoln, and this afternoon John W. "Thomas, well-known builder, is buiied With Masonic honors Onvor w d Clark, a lifelong resident of Montgom ery county, jia., win te burled tomor row. Mrs. Mary Allen Davis, Volunteer Civil War Nurse, Taken by Death Mrs. Mary Allen Davis, eighty-three years old, who, during the whole civil war devoted her efforts to the nursing of disabled soldiers from the front, a member of the old Stanley family of Virginia, died at the apartments of her daughter, Mrs. Frank H Pelouze. in the Columbia. Foui teenth and Glrard streets, at 5":30 o'clock this morning. Stricken with paralysis several months age, her extreme age precluded recov ery. Funeral services will ho held Wed nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Jiome of another daughter, Mrs. Wil liam H. H. Cissel. 4."fi M street north west. Interment will be In Glenwood Cemetery. Realizing last night the end was near, relatives were summoned to her 'bedside and the aged woman passed away Just as the last words of the liymn, "Jesus Lover of My Soul," had alien from her lips. Born on-Carrol Hill. Mrs. Mary Alien Davis was born on Carrol Hill, Washington, near the site of the old Carrol mansion, in December, 1828. She comes ox an old family, the Stanleys, well known In Virginia. Both Of her grandfathers fought In the Rev olutionary war. Her husband, the late Augustus Davis, was a veteran of the Mexican war, while her father, Edward Stanley, who came to Washington frem Caroline county. Va. In the early 2o"s, saw active service in the second war with England. As an old resident of the city Mrs. Davis had many recollections of his torical happenings. The first Inaugura tion which she remembered was that of Qn. William Henry Harrison, of Tip p&canoe and "Log Cabin" fame. She often told of President Harrison's Inau gural procession on Pennsylvania ave nue. In those days Pennsylvania ave nue was not paved, and the large log cabin which was used in the procession was mired down In the heavy mud of the street. During the civil war Mrs. Stanley told of Pennsylvania avenue, ptlll poorly paved, being the scene of pilef for many heavy army wagons which stuck in the mud during wet weather. Aided Disheartened Soldiers. At th very outbreak of the war. when the first disorganized remnants of the Federal army came straggling back from Bull Run to Washington, wounded and weary, Mrs. Davis was one of the first to respond to their pressing needs. She hastily organized the women of (Continued on Fifth Page.) WEATHER REPORT FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Fair tonight and Tuesday: somewhat cooler. TEMPERATURES. U. S. BUREAU. S a. m SO 9 a. m $2 10 a. m &6 Jl a. m S6 32 noon S3 1 p. m 91 AFFLECK'S. S a. m fc5 9 a. m &5 10 a. m S8 11 a. : 10 I 12 noon M P Df 1 V- J 2 p. m i5 2 p. m 91 1F4TH FAILS N TIDE TABLE. Today High tide, 11:19 a. m. and 11 '35 p. m.: low tide, 5:24 a. m. and 6.40 p. m. Tomorrow High tide, noon: low" itlde. 6:12 a. m. and 6.26 p. xn. , BUN TABLE. j6un rises 6:26 1 Sun sets ,.. 6: Yesterday's Circulation, 48,162 TAFTTO CARRY OFTHECRITICS Defense of Policies to Be Made at Conservation Congress. MAY CREATE ISSUE ON CONTROLLER BAY Political Sensation of Campaign Expected at Kansas City Meeting. By JUDS0N C. WELLIVER. That President Taft recognizes the seriousness of the opposition to his renomination, and will leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of his war of extermination against the In surgents of his party, received new confirmation today. It came in the announcement, from the headquarters of the National Conservation Association, that the President wfll attend and address the congress in Kansas City on Sep tember 25. Back of this simple announcement. which came today from the Presi dent's secretary at Beverly, Is an illuminating series of circumstances. Will Defend Policies. The President's acceptance of this In vitation was delayed, and came in such season as to make the acceptance coin cident with the inauguration of his hand-to-hand warfare against the in surgent leaders. Because Glffcrd Plnchot is president of the Conservation Association, and be cause it has repeatedly taken positions far from accord with Administration measures. It was doubted whether Mr. Taft would grace the forthcoming con vention with his presence. The. gathering wll brin together much Presidential timber, and Is to be one of practical conservationists, the farmer clement predominating, and the agricultural tone gUlng color to tho whole program. So the lresident ha decided to attend, and It Is Intimated that he will deliver himtdf of a Fensa tlonal addres.8, defending his conserva tion policies, the administration of Alaska, the Controller Bay affair, and other Incidents that hae brought criti cism upon him. To Meet Fisher. President Taft's determination to be on hand is weighted with the largest Menlficance In political quarters. Sec retary of the Interior Fisher, who Is now in Alaska, will return In time to get to Kansas City. In fact, he will meet the President there, Fisher com ing from the west and Taft from the east. There will be a conference on Alaska affairs, with special refence to the forthcoming resumption of the Controller Bay inquiry. If Mr. Taft devotes his address to this thtme In an attempt to deliver a hard blow to the inquiry, the Controller Bay affair will be made the big fight of the con vention. Mr. Plnchot and Mr. Roose? velt, the founder of the conservation movement, have committed themselves to the most public and unqualiiled de nunciations of the Administration's dealings in the Controller Bay affair. Ihe President Is exceedingly desirous of availing hlm&elf pf tho very first op portunity to reply to these criticisms and demolish the critics. When the Kansas City congress meets It will be just on the verge of the re sumption of the Controller Bay mear ings in Washington. It Is kuown and the President knows It that Louis D. Brandels, counsel for the investigators. Is confident that he win weave together a case which will be far more damag ing to the Administration even than was the series of revelations in the Ballinger-Pinchot trial. Probable Purpose. Therefore the President wants to force the issue early. By appearing at the Kansas City gathering, using the fresh materials gathered for h!m by Mr. Fisher for the first time, and boldly denouncing as a wicked conspltacy the whole Inquiry and the charges back .of it, he might sweep the convention off its feet, and seize, from the very grasp of the unwilling Plnchot, an Indorse ment that would be of the creates t sentimental and political significance. Such is the audacious proposal which Is scented back of the President's ac ceptance of the Invitation to the Kansas i;i ty convention. Among the Presidential possibilities who arc expected to attend the con vention are Mr. Taft, Woodrow Wil son, Judson Harmon. Joseph W. Folk, James R. Garfield, and Governor Mar shall, of Indiana. Whether Colonel Roosevelt will appear is not yet cer tain. Doctor Wiley will be there, how ever, and his bete nolr. Secretary Wil son, will take part, becretary Fisher Is to speak. Haitian Government Names New Minister The Haitian government has asked the State Department if Solon Menoz would be acceptable to this Government ,as minister from Haiti. The depart ment has replied that Mr. Menoz is persona grata to this Government, and will be heartily welcomed. The new minister ts a well-known Haitian, having served in two cabinets of former presidents. He Is an able lawyer and diplomat, and bears an ex cellent reputation with the various gov ernments of the Western Hemisphere. It is not known when the new minister will present his credentials, but he is expected to arrive In Washington by the time the President-returns. W INTO CiF WASHINGTON, First Picture Taken of Government's NEW CAR COWPANY rSLK' M'NAMABA STIPT TO ME TRANSFER FIGHT INTO COURT Takoma Park Line Runs One Car on Hourly Schedule. . -Kht with the Capital Traction Com pnn ' by the Baltimore and Washing ton Transit Company to force the older corporation to Hccept transfers from the new line, which MartoJ operations ej terdny, Ik expected by officers of the new company to reopen the whole sub ject of universal transfers in the Dis trict as soon ns Congress convenes. Starting the operations of their line betwen the end of the Fourteenth street car line and Tnkmna Park, by way of Kennedy and Third streets northwest. the new company today la continuing to issue transfers to the Fourteenth street line. These are signed by the receiver, Arthur L. Shreve, under the authority of the United States Court. Each passenger is notified that tho Capital Traction Company will refuse to accept the tiansffrs. The company's charter, said Charles Selden, Jr., an of fleer of the company, today, reads that transfers "may ' be issued, and, under the direction of the 1'nlted Stets Court, the receiver is issuing them, but he de clares that Gecrge K. Hamilton, presi dent of the Capital Traction Company, has refused to negotiate with the new lino In reference to transfer arrange ments, and has Issued Instructions to conductors not to accept any of the new line's transfer slips. The officers of the new company are contemplating legal proceedings to compel the Capital Traction to accept their transfers. They believe the right will precipitate the universal transfer question anew, and that this case will be the means of bringing about uni versal transfers In the District. The Baltimore and Washington Transit Company's franchise to oper ate an electric line from the end of the Fourteenth street line across Kennedy street to Third street north west and north on Third street to Takoma Park Would have expired to day, had not tho line started opera tions. An hourly schedule is "being maintained. Last Minute News Told in Brief THREE CAMPERS KILLED. OTTAWA. Aug. 2S. A terrific storm struck a group of week-end campers near East Templeton, blowing down a tree, which killed three persons. FLYING OVER CHANNEL. LONDON, Aug. 28. Marc Pourpe, an aviator, has started from Folkstone to fly across the Channel to Boulogne. The aviator took his course from the com pass and soon was lost to view. DENIES GEIDEL SLEW. NEW YORK, Aug. 28. Counsel for Paul Gcldel, a bellboy accused of mur dering William H. Jackson, at the trial denied tho latter was klllea. and de clared he died from hemorrhage of the lungs. He attacked the character of the dead man, but admitted Geidel rob bed him, having been In his room by appointment. MONDAY .EVENING, It will shoot 1S,000 feet In the air. It can shoot straight into the air. It will CRfry .n- shell tiilrtys!x' times as high .is the Washing ton Monument. It can shoot over the highest mountain In the world. Each shell goes nearer to the heavens than any other object from the earth has eer been. It can cripple an aeroplane at an altitude of 12,000 feet, which is better than the world's record flight, made by Beachy in Chi cago. E IN STREET Arthur Veit, of Standard Company, Fires Bullet Into Heart. Oil NEW YORK, Aug. 28. The financial district was thrown into a panic shortly before noon today when Arthur Velt, the twenty-two-year-old son of R. C. Velt, millionaire head of the lighterage department of the Standard OH Com pany, shot and killed himself on the street in front of the Produce Exchange building. Hundreds of people were passing, and for a time the report was geenrally credited that an attempt had been made to kill a big financier. Young Velt worked in the foreign de partment of the OH trust. This morn ing ho went Into the lighterage depart ment and then walked out of the rear entrance of the oil company's building and down New street to eBaVer, where he stood for a minute as though try ing to make up his mind. Suddenly he drew a revolver, and pressing It tightly against his left bieast. fired a shot Into his heart. Ho dropped dead jn his tracks. At his father's office nothing could be learned as to the cause of the suicide. REWARD FOR WRECKERS. . NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 28, The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company offered a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who derailed a passenger train at Mlddletown, Conn. LAWSON FOUND GUILTY. PLYMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 2a Thomas W. Lawson, millionaire financier, was found guilty In the district court of "conducting a lottery to Induce attend ance to tho Marshfleld fair." He was fined 100, but appealed to the superior court and was liberated on $200 bonds. POPE GIVES AUDIENCES. ROME, Aug. 28. The Pope was well enough to grant audiences to Cardlna' Vannutelll and to the Archbishop LUOHAIHFS a AUGUST 28, 1911. New Airship Gun Scheme for "Defense Fund" for Labor Leauer Ques - tioned by Authorities. The Postofflce Department has be fore It for consideration tho question whether the "McNamara Legal De fense Fund" stamps, which are being sold all over the country by labor or ganizations for the benefit of the al leged dynamiter of a1 newspaper plant In Los Angeles, are entitled to pass through the United States malls ap pended to letters and packages. It is expected a decision will be reached to morrow. The Postmaster General recently is sued an order to the effect that no ad hesive stamps, other than lawful post age stamps, shall be permitted to pass through the malls if affixed to the ad dress side of mall matter, but that if they do not resemble the department's stamps, and do not bear numerals, they may be affixed to the reverse side of letters and packages. ..en Improperly attached, the let ters are returned to the sender or to the dead letter office. It was said at the dead letter office that practically five hundred letters a day are received with various private stamps attached on the wrong side. Secretary Morrison, of the American Federation of Labor, said today that before issuing the stamps he had asked for a ruling regarding them, jind that he had received a favorable declaration from the department. "I don't see what the department can And about the McNamara stamps that Is objectionable," said Mr. Morri son. "Thev do not resemble ordinary nostage stamps, they do not bear nu merals on their face, and they merely state 'kidnapped' under McNamara's portrait, which was true." Yucatan, and as His Holiness is now considered out of. danger Card! Merry del Val, the papal secretary of stato, started on his deferred vacation. THIEF OVERLOOKS. CASH. Turning the pockets of two coats in side out, but falling to search the pock ets of the trousers lying beneath them, caused a thief to depart from 1735 W1I lard street with a few car tickets and some cigars when he might have had $65 In the coin of the realm. i TRAIN KILLS FARMER. NEWFIELD, N. X.'Aug. 28. Howard Pettlt, aged twanty-flve years, a MUI ville farmer, was struck and killed by an electric train on the "West Jersey ofand Seashore railroad. jUBJtiii w mi mm. mm 'Fourteen Pages BEATTIE'S WIFE'S : MOTHER PROVIDES , SURPRISE OF TRIAL Suddenly Appearing in Court, Mrs. Owen Gives Testimony Quite Unexpected . by the Defense. PRISONER IS SHOCKED BY CQUP OF THE PROSECUTION Bj- JAJTES E. BREADY and JULIA 3IURD0CK. Over Time' Leased Wire From Chesterfield Court House. CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, Va., Aug 28. The sorrowful black robed, heavily-veiled figure of Mrs. Robert Owen, mother of the girl who was murdered on the night of July 18 Mrs. Louise Owen Beattle who6e son-in-law Is on trial for murder, was tenderly escorted to the witness seat at noon today. Her sudden and unexpected appearance proved a sen sation and furnished the surprise -of the day, for it had been announced by the prosecution that she would not be called In the case. With a white faoe, sad to the point of tragedy, she gave her answers In' a still, calm voice, while she testified to the condltlonnf her daughter's state of mind In the two months immediately preceding the murder. Mrs. Owens appearance was lite a bolt from the blue. Save the two lawyers and -her brother, none knew she was In Richmond, and her ap pearance, intended to surprise Beattle, had the effect of a tremendous shock upon him. It was a veritable coup d'theatre. ' As the bowed form of his mother-in-law appeared at the doorway and was seated, Henry Clay Beattle, Jr., was visibly concerned. His face did not change expression, but perspiration broke out and the color turned to a pale gray. The pulse In" his cheeks pumped with the turbulence of a fever patient, and he listened intent HER REPLIES SCARCELY AUDIBLE. Mrs. Owen s voice faltered, and her replies were scarcely audible, while she was giving the testimony that is tight ening the net that Is closing about the father of her grandchild. Once or twico Judge Waxson requested, in a voice full of geiitlo sympathy, that she speak a little louder. She was nervous, but she gave her answers clearly and intelli gently. This Is the ttrst time that the prisoner has looked upon the face of his mother-in-law, and when she caught his eye, at one point In tho course of her testi mony, he squirmed uncomfortably In hid feat, and it was plaia that he was a very much concerned young man mort? concerned, intact, than he has been at any time since the opening of the trial. Daughter's Unhappiness. Mrs. Owen gave "estlmony about her daughter's unhappiness before her mur der, and before she leaves the stand she will have told. If the court permits. Just why her daughtr was so unhappy. When Mr. Sclierer tcok the etanu Lawyer Hill Carter began cross-examl-, nation. "What arc your duties as head of the secret servlc3 of the Chesapeake and Ohio?" was the first question. ' I am In active charse of the detec tives furnjshed on contract by a de tective acency." "You ai then a detective?" "I have stated mv connection with the work. Mr. Carter." Not Exactly a Detective. "The question is, are you a detective, Mr. Schrer? Do vou know whether or not you axe a detective?" -I can't exactly &ay yes' or 'no, " re plied Mr. Schercr. "I am a detective and a special oaent. and if vou want my opinion 1 should say- I am not a detec tive." The attorney then asked Mr. Schertr if he had not had .rharse since July 19 of trcttlng up the evidence in this case. "You have been active dally with counsel sometime, several times a day "Yes." "Vou have examined pointedly or more or less publicly nearly all the witnesses the Commonwealth has pro duced here In court?" "With other officers, yes. "Where you did not talk to other wit nesses, their testimony was reported to vou. and you had statements made out by them?" .,..... Mr. Scherer assented. The defense is trying to -show eagerness by Scherer to work up a case and to lead or coach witnesses. . "Two of the witnesses for the Com monwealth have been In Jail all along?" "They have been In Jail," repeated thp witness. "I refer to Beulah Blnford and Paul Beattle. You have had Interviews with these two witnesses, have you not?' asked Carter. "I have. I have only discussed the casp with Paul Beattle twice. With Beulah Binford quite frequently." "Sometimes by yourself and some times with Mr. Wendenburg or soma one else?" "About how many times have you been to see Beulah Blnford In Jail?" asked counsel. Visits to Beulah Binford. "I could not say Just how many times. On a rough estimate, from twenty to twenty-five times-' "Some of .your Interviews have been quite protracted?" The witness said not more than twice had he talked to Beulah Blnford more than one hour continuously. Testimony of the witness at the coroner's Inquest was then read rela tive to tne position 01 tne car, as Beattle first placed It, on the loft hand side of the blood spot. Tha witness affirmed his testimony. "On another page of the record," be gan Mr. Carter, "you said, 'J could not say 'that I made clear to Beattle that the blood could not then have leaked out as he had said It did from the right hand side of the car. But he Was there and heard what was said and dm not make any further explanation.' Is that the statement you made, Mr. Schercr?" . . "My recollection is tnat tms was testimony, but I had previously ex plained what. Beattle said to me about a change." . "This - statement x cava reaa, sa-a .PRICE ONE CENT. Mr. Carter, "Is a summing up by you on tins point?" "It was not intended as a summing up, replied the witness. "You said Beattle admitted he failed to stop after the shooting at a number of houses on the road. Did he not tell that he knew a doctor was at Tom Owen's, and he was anxious to get his ue mere; j'"vH-sn!d he was trying to set her to a doctor. I asked ea 11 ne na nad not known she was dead He said he' had not. He stated that he had tried to feel her . pulse and heart, but that he could not , tell whether she lived or not. He said he stopped on the way down only to fix his lights." Mr. Carter then returned to the posi tion of the car as testified to. by Mr. Scherer at the Inquest. "I notice that directly after this lnciuet a different subject was taken up. Wouid that not modify your dec laration Just now that this statement was not a summing up?' After much reading of the Inquest recoid Mr. Scherer declined to modify ril-i first answer. Scherer Makes Denial. "I a-iked you In thf beginning about having interviews with witnesses for the Commonweslth Have you not also Interviewed witnesses for the detenseT" asked Mr. Carter. "I have t:ot. I have interviewed some of the men and women afterward sum moned by the defense, but I could have interviewed them anyhow even had I known they were to be called by tllO defense. I don't think I talked to but one or two witnesses who will not bt used by the Commonwealth. They are Officer Saunders and 'Blacksmith' Glbbs. Glbbs Is one of the Paul Beat tie anti-alibi witnesses for the defense. "The only witness I have found whom I really thought would be favorable to you," Mr. Scherer said, "is Georgo Jones, w horn L. told to bs here today, though I might add I think there is lit tle in his statement- Had I learned o any witnesses for the defense, I should certainly have notified you. All I talked to I expected to be witnesses for the State, though some you have since called." The defense then rested. Mr. Seherer had been cross-examined not much more than half an hour, greatly to his own and everyone else's surprise. On re-dlrect, Mr. Wendenburg asked about Beattle's stopping his car to fix his lights. Nothing new developed In this and Mr. Wendenburg started on the position of the car. Mr. Scherer read aloud his answer In direct examination, which told of the Inspection of the car and of a conclusion that blood would not have leaked through, and the state ment of Sergeant Wiltshire to this ef fect, after climbing under the oar. Judge Upholds Defense. The defense moved to strike out this testimony, and Judge Watson uphdd the motion, because the answer con tained Messrs. Scherer' and WllUUta'a conclusions. "Were these statements made In the presence of Beattle?" asked Wenden burg. The court objected to the question. "Mr. Beattle would not bo bound by the conclusions of these witnesses whether he heard them or tot," said Judge Watson. v "I am asking the question as to Beat- tie's presence as a fact." returned Wen denburg. " "The witness has already said he was there," said the cottrt. Judge Watson and Mr. Wendenburg argued back and forth' for some time. . The court ordered that the Jury might ' consider statements of fact relative co the condition of the car as descrlb- j ed by himself and Wiltshire, where" the blood was, and so forth. Question As to Grease. , The condition of the dust pan then came trp. "What was the condition of ihe grease in the dust pan?" asked. Mr. Wcndenburfe. "There was a Rxeat deal of grease. Much of It was dry at the rear of the pan, hard grease -and dust together: was half an inch .thick. There was no blood at all In thepan. The dust pan is lower at the rear. The blood either would have to go out at the ' rear, where the grease and dust was halt an Inch thick, or in two. holes la the dust pan. There was no blood . (Continued on Second Paxe.) . ' J 1 v 3 S .. 1 I l t n m Hi ' 1 I - 1 ? . Siitfc H -1-. -.jf..ivv. i Si, ,iv '? 4- v. . ?,,. 1 .