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- - - IT '.i-1 -. "l5 ' -c -" " - r,JJJ"' '4-5-agr-se' Zt.- ,ll on tme PBICE ONE CENT. NUMBER 7190. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1911. Fourteen Pages Yesterday's Circulation, '53,717. - k5feiw?c5J(??IIt -1 ( 1 r ' ' Last j&ition Showers Tonight mJt ' Wu s k '" ?X fX I li'iT I or Tomorrow. A L1 -41" ULZU & L AijL'l'C A' I fM " "' - I M. , ,, I i I , , I I II. . II I M II " TR DO AT SWEPT ASHORE ,SIx of Navy's Fighters Dam aged by Hurricane at Navy Yard. COMMANDANT ASKS $20,000 FOR REPAIRS Seven Dead and $2,000,000 Prop- erty Loss in Southern City. Six of the finest torpedo boats of the United States navy Ho high and dry at the Charleston navy yard to day, cast there by a ninety-mile gale that Bwept Charleston Sunday night This announcement, made by the Navy Department this morning, Is the first news that the world has had of the mishap to part of the tor pedo fleet Twenty thousand dollars, to be .used as an emergency fund, has been asked for by the commandant of the navy yard to meet the imme diate needs of the situation. Damage Not Known. How badly the little torpedo craft are damaged has not yet been ascertained, but een though they escape with prac tically no damage, a serious situation faces the department in the matter of getting them afloat again. The grounding of the little steel ves 'sels came In the midst of the hurricane which swept the South Atlantic tea board. The meager details received at the department declare that the gale which lifted the torpedo boats on top of gigantic swells and whipped them hlgn on the beach, was blowing at a ninety mile velocity. Enormous damage. It is thought. hs been done Government property both afloat and ashore. The sea- walls in front of tl.t Charleston station were badly dam aged, according to the department's dispatch today, and it is said that many of the buildings are down, and that practically no vessel, either at anchor or moored to the yard, escaped wholly without damage. Although no bodies have been washed Ashore, the belief Is prevalent among seafaring men at Charleston, that many lives must. have been lost In the hurri cane, and they are waiting for reports of vessels missing. The lower part of Charleston Is flooded and property Is being damaged by water. Asks for Details. When the telegram was iccelved Act ing Secretary Wlnthrop, of the Navy, Immediately wired to the commandant of the yard for further details, and nt the same time assuring the official at the storm-stricken yard that the Gov ernment would do all that was neces Bary. Just what vessels ore ashore is not )cnown. It is known that there are a great number of torpedo craft at this yard all the time. Only a few months ago Congress authorized the Navy De partment to make the Charleston yard the great torpedo station of the South Atlantic coast. Blnce that lime many of the smaller vessels have been ordered to Charles ton for repairs and overhauling. On account of the uncertain means of communication, the Navy Depart ment had great difficulty today In get ting in touch with the Charleston yard. No Further News Acting Secretary Wlnthrop said late today that he had received no further news from the stricken city than the one telegram, which arrived early this morning. He said he expected the next information by mail The telegram was transmitted via Sumervllle. S. C, and follows. "Navy yard, Charleston, swept by vio lent storm night of 27th Velocity of wind eighty to ninety miles an hour. Principal damage to roots and doors of buildings, light and power wiring, tracks and wharves. Six torpedo boats ashore. Full details by letter. Request emer gency allotment for repairs." Seven Known Dead And Fifteen Missing In Charleston Storms ATLANTA, Go.. Aug. 29. Meager re ports from Charleston, S. C, today say that fifteen are missing there, besides seven known dead, as the result of the hurricane of Sunday. It is feared thai the death list will reach thirty in the (Continued 6n Fifth Pago.) WEATHER REPORT FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Showers tonight or Wednesday: cooler. TEMPERATURES. U. S. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m 77 8 a- m so 10 a. m n 11 a. m S3 II noon f, 1 P- m 87 1 p. m 75 S a. m t 2 10 a. m M 11 a. ro............ $S 12 noon 31 1 p. m i 2 p. m 33 TIDE TABLE. Today High tide. 12:05 a. m.; low tide, 6:12 a. m., 6:20 p. m. Tomorrow High tide, 12:20 a. m.f 12:52 p. xa.; low tide. 7:02 a. m., 7:14 p. m. BUN TABLE. Bun r!sea..5:25a.m.8un 8ets..6:36pm. T CHARLESTON HERO IN SCORES OF SEA RESCUES Horatio Drinkwater, Award ed Medal by Congress, Passes Away. CARRIED FROZEN CAPTAINTO SAFETY Spent Many Years In Life-Saving Service and Had Fine Record. Horatio Drinkwater, hero of a hun dred thrilling rescues from wrecked vessels, died In Portsmouth, Va., to day, following injuries he received In his last rescue. Though recognized as one of the bravest men In the United States Life-Saving Service, Drinkwater had not been on the Gov ernment pay-roll for more than sev en years. The only reward given him for his heroism that resulted in Incapacitat ing him for labor was a Congres sional life-saving medal. Drinkwater waB never pensioned by Congress, though tbe life-saving reports in the Government's Life Saving Offices show that he per formed some of the greatest feats of bravery of which the service has record. Saves Sailor. The rescue for which he was awarded the Congressional medal was accom plished during a fifty-knot gale, when the fcchooner Jennie Hall was being dashed to pieces near Dam Neck Mills Station. Va., on December 2L 1300. Because the decks were awash In a heavyj aca, the cxotclook to the rigging. There the seamen remained throughout the night in a driving sleet. In the morning, when the wrecked craft was sighted, those who were able to do for themselves were rescued by the breeches buoy, but two of them, rendered tin.-n- srlous, dropped from the rigging to the deck, and were lost in the water. When Steward Fred Pcrcival found htmsolf ciowlnr unconscious he lashed himself to the crosvtreo. and for many hours pitched with the boat. When the last conscious man went ashore Drink water voluteered to go out and get Per clval. In u. riirrp.nt that Ir rtrKrrilwKi ar "run ning like a mill race and a surf filled wun wrecKage, jjnnrwaier was taken to the side of the wrecked vessel in a fiurfboat. Tied to Bdoy. Drinkwater untied the unconscious man and, because of the victim's help lessness, tied him to the buoy, after which he was pulled ashore. After that the buoy wus sent back and Drink water was pulled In. The surfboat which took him to the wreck could not remain alongside, and on the way back one of the oarsmen was lost In the surf. A long line thrown from the stern made Ms rescue possible. The captain had been washed froir. the deck of the schooner Jennie Hall before she was sighted by the life sav rrs. There were eight In the crew and Ave were saved. When two of the men arrived In the breeches buoy they were unconscious. For days before the ship went ashore the crew had been with out food. Drinkwater entered the life-saving service December 1. 1886, at Capo Henry. He remained there until January IS. 1E87. February 9 he began service at Virginia Beach, and stayed there until Septem ber 1 of .that j ear. He was at Cape Henry again from September 1, 1S88, to February 5. 18S0. He was at Dam Neck Mills. Va., from December 1. 1SS9. to March 20, IfSl. His last service waa at Little Island, December 1, 1901, to Feb ruary 1. 1904. Infantry Ordered From Texas to Panama Zone 1 Orders were Issued at the War De partment today for the movement of the Tenth Infantry from San Antonio, Tex. to the new army post on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal. This is the first detail of troops to be sent to the Canal Zone. Marines have been used there in the past. As soon as barracks can be pre pared for them the War Department will dispatch a whole brigade to Pan ama. This brigade will garrison the post and protect the great property from any possible damage. The Tenth Infantry has been en gaged in the Texas maneuvers and Is a seaacned command. It will sail from Galveston, Tex., and will leave soon. Stanley Beards Steel Trust in Home Lair GARY. Ind.. Aug. 29. Representative A. O. Stanley of Kentucky, chairman of the House committee Investigating the steel Industry, reaihed here today front Chicago, -to carry the probe into the heart of the Industry. H was accompanied bv a force of ex perts, and other members of the com mittee will Join Stanley in Chicago for hearings, if the investigations under way at Gary warrant such a meeting. Stanley will Investigate the charge that the Steel trust docks in Chicago and at other lake Dorts have been so conrtniutwl that -inly Sttel trust beats may load and unload at them. i Mil d ! loin BAllpiipBi Star Witness of ! ' . , BsJTiM3Wff5wBB8BWJHB?MBM 7KslliiSflHHS '9llliSHBiiteiMllllsHslHllliHr4v'lflHaBfentHtaHi variWMVS&MwiiiBU eBBbHPBBSSSsBH P" 19iHBBBBBBBBBT m BB!9lsBnBHEHBK3eS9E9HSHBBBBK I "W INSURGENTS' JJl ON TAFT RAPIDLY ifii Jb gathehing forge SBBSKBMmBBmKK.BBtSBwIBaBBWaBIBBImA Folio win Pti!MWHHWili (ft W.W.F03TCR PAUL Too Much Like Legal One is De partment's Ruling "Oppres sion," Says Morrison. Stamps issued by the "McNamara Legal Defense Fund" promoters were today denied the use of tho mails. But Mr. Brltt. the Third Assistant Postmaster General, denies that his action is In any way actively hos tile to labor. He says that if the labor men will change the color of their stamp so that it will not re semble a postage stomp, and tend to a confusion of the mails, they will be readily sanctioned by tho department. WW & mm stamp D FRO! MAIL Last Minute News Told in Brief FRENCH CATTLE STRICKEN. A dispatch to the State Department reports an outbreak of foot and mouth disease among live stock in the northern part of France. As a result the army maneuvers in that section have been abandoned, and every effort is being made to prevent spread of the disease. ROCKHILL AT POST. Ambassador Rockhill advises the State Department he has reached his new post at Constantinople, presented his credentials to the Sultan, and has taken charge of the embassy at that city. i Day at Bcattic Trial PAWNSHOP WHERE GUN WAS PURCHASED. Qg BEATTIE. JOHNSON TO FLY Representative and Commander Tombs Will Soar at College Park This Afternoon. Commander Tombs, pf the United States Navy, and. Representative Ben Johnson, chairman of the District Com mittee of the House, will take a flight at College Park this afternoon in the old Wright biplane. They will go up with Lieut. H. H. Arnold. Special permission has been granted Commander Tombs and Mr. Johnson by the War Department, and they will have the honor of being tne first men outside of the army officers to ride in a Government machine at the aviation school. WHY GERMANY DELAYS. LONDON, Aug. 23. Advices from Tangier say Germany's purpose in dragging the negotiations with France concerning the Moroccan situation was to permit government agents to com plete mineral surveys in tha Tezah mountains. SPY SENT BY KAISER. PLYMOUTH, England, Aug. 29. That Max Schultz, held here by the military authorities. Is a spy v commissioned di rectly by the German government to ascertain England's preparedness for war. Is charged by Public Prosecutor S. H. EmaniMl. N Al AERO Source of Gun La Follette Followers Unit ed, and Already Claim Twelve States. ' Presidpnt'R Taft'tt liwlarn. Hon .of war against all Insurgents and Insurgency, it is possitle to present to day the substance of the claims which Insurgento make, by way of Justifying the tight which they have proclaimed against the renom'natlon of the Presi dent. . The insurgents expect to control, well in advance of the Republican national convention the delegations from: Wkrnnln Kansas. Nebraska. South Dakota. Minnesota. North Dakota. Oklahoma California; Washington. Montana Oregon. Iowa (In part) There will be big, aggressive fights for Illinois, Indiana. Wyoming, and Nevada. The Southern States will be pressed to take up the anti-Taft fight, on the ground that Taft's nomination will be equivalent to defeat, and that if the party hopes for continuance of the loaves and fishes of patronage of Southern States, it must give its sup port to the nomination of a man with a chance to win. Lines are to be laid for the big struggle, during the next three months. Senator La Follette's speech at Harrlsburs to the Pennsylvania State grange on Thursday will be the opening gun. It will be followed by pronouncements from Senator Clapp of Minnesota, who has gone to Arizona to speak in favor of the re call, and who will incidentally give his support to the antl-Taft cam paign; by Bristow of Kansas. Cum mins of Iowa, and by Representatives Norrls of Nebraska, Murdock of Kan sas, Lcnroot of Wisconsin, and others. Insurgents Pleased. By the time Congress comes back to Washington in December, it is now declared, the fight will be well under way. Insurgents are exceed ingly pleased with the fashion in which it is opening up. They say that President Taft has done exactly the thing they would have wished. He has opened the (Continued on Fourth Page.) THE LOUVRE REOPENED. PARIS, Aug. 29. Under guard of a mulUtUde of police the Louvre was re opened and thousands of people, among them many Americans, entered to view the art treasures. The big object of interest waa the vacant space where the stolen Mona Lisa formerly hung. EXPRESS TRAIN DERAILED. ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt, Aug. 29.-An express on the St Johnsbury and Lake Cbamplaln railroad, en route from Portland, Me., to Montreal, was derail ed at East St Johnsbury. Seventy-five passengers were injured, ome serious? ly. The wreck was due to a washout BEATTIE I0UO ON STAND AND DENY ANY CONFESSION Paul Beattie's Story Stands Up Under Severe Cross-Examination By Smith. BEULAH BINFORD MAY BE CALLED BY THE DEFENSE Situation in Defense concludes cross-examination of Paul without materially shaking bis testimony. Defense announces in court Beattie vdH'take the stand In his own behalf. Prosecution still uncertain whether to cnll Beuinii Binford as witness. By JAMES E. BREADY and JULIA 3TUBD0CK. Over Times' Leased Wire From Cliesterfleid Court House. CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, Va., Aug. 2D. The prosecution scored again, and the defense made a new move today in the trial of Henry Clay Beattie, jr., for the murder of bis wife. The defense failed to shake Paul Beattie's testimony, and after un successful efforts to do so, announced Beattie would take the stand in his own behalf. Paul left the witness stand at noon, after having be(-n caught In only one minor contradiction. Lawyer Henry M. Smith, jr., seemed well satisfied with the exam ination. Most others think that Paul Beattie's sensational testimony Is still a death weight on his cousin's neck. For an hour and twenty minutes, a brilliant criminal lawyer attacked the sallow youth on the stand. Again and again, Paul repelled the vicious onslaught. The witness stuck to his first story. Mr. Smith did achieve this much, and it will help him greatly later: He framed question after question which Paul Beattie had to answer In the affirmarrve, and the lntlmatlon"from. these questions was ever that Paul Beattie was fearful of his own safety. METHOD OF ATTACK ON PAUL. "You said you were in an ugly fix yourself, did you not?" he would ask the witness. Seattle would say yei, meaning that having bought the gun he might be under suspicion htmself. But under Smlth'3 intonation and ac cent the question came to mean thU by Innuendo: "You were In an uelv fix yourself be cause of the guilty knowledge you haar' All this ana more air. ssmun got mm iiie minds of court room auditors, even if not into the court record. And again and again fauj neauie naa to cuy yets to those two-edged questions. But summing up. Mr. Bm'.tn, as tne re sult of the crcss-examlnatlon. can offer little but innuendo against positive statement. Mr. Smith did catch Paul on the mat ter of tho pawnshop. Paul said again today that he never visited the shop before ho bought the gun. Mr. Smltn then made the witness admit that before h cnin-hnrlnir visit Paul Seattle went to the shop and borrowed a dollar when he was working In a store three doors away. Tho effect of this pawnshop con tradiction was bad at the time. How much it will count with the Jury can hardly bo, guessed at. Binford Girl Held Back. Beulah Binford was not broug'it out this morning. Attornejs for the Com monwealth said privately, Just before court rose for luncheon, that she would not testify on the casi In chief. The Commonwealth's fears of her lefutlng Paul Beattla have so far triumphed. 'The other woman" of the Beattie murder case may bo heard In rebuttal or may be called by the defense. The Commonwealth thinks it has Beattie doomed to death without the girl's stcry of her life. Admission that Beattis will positively take ihe stand was made by Mr. Smith this afternoon in th course of a legal argument. Many of Mr. Smith's questions to Paul were obviously framed with Henry Beattie's coming testimony In mind. Henry will have full opportunity to give the He to his cousin, Paul. Luther Wells, Beattie's best man at his wedding, gave evidence against Beattie after Paul had left the stand, though Wells was a reluctant wit ness. Wells told how Beattie, Thurs day night after the fatal Tuesday. ??.. ViKill r.ti..r that nlirhf. "Mr. Smith says they have the woman and she has tola an sno tt.no wo. Mr. Wells and another friend named -. olan irarlflpri Hpntv'l Call ing up Paul by telephone that Thurs day mgnt tsampson wan iuuuo de fense "character" witness, and he irm. -Ronttln as trood a reputation as words could frame. Cross-examination of Paul was Im mediately resumed when court convened at 10:25 this morning. "Mr. Paul ueaiue, oegan oraim, did vou work Wednesday following the t tt.ir.L- t AlA TTInrt nut from the record," answered the witness. Wnen. aia you near auuui mo iuut- der?" . "Thvj next Jiornlng when I went to work." Met Man on Bridge. "Who told your "Some roan on the bridge." "Did you meet Mr. G. W. Booth on the bridge that day?" "I don't think I know him. What klnc of a loosing man is he?" replied Beattie. "This is a clean shaven man, middle aged, weighing about ISO pounds," said Smith. "I don't know about that I know wnen I came there I saw a man read ing a paper." Beattie Trial "You had no paper yourself?" "No, I didn't have any money to buy papers." "Do you remember Mr. Booth met you on Mayo's bridge either Thursday or Fridnj ?" "I did not go to work either of thoM days. I was 111 at home on Thursday." "Ycu didn't go to work on Thursday?" "No, I didn't go to work at all that day.'- Paul Makes Denial. "Did you not tell Mr. Booth that you thought Henry had not murdered his wife, that he was fond of and devoted to his wife?" "No. I did not" "Nor to any man answering tho de scription?" "No." "Didn't you make a statement of this kind to any one?" "No, I did not" "You were at liberty after Thursday to tell your wife or mother-in-law all about the commission to buy the gun?" "I don't tell my wife all I know, nor about Henry s affairs." "You said you had a good wife?" "Yes." "You did not tell a living soul on Saturday about the purchase of the gun, although under no pledge of confi dence?" "No, I did not" "Not the slightest reason for secrecy, yet ou didn't say a word about It on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, not until Saturday night?" "No. I didn't say a word to anyone about it." "Then vou have made two conflicting statements at beat. You mt you tola your wife on Thursday night, and you ray you told her on Wednesday night" "I naked my wife about whut to do," said Beattie In answer to the next ques tion. "you never told a living human be ing about buying the gun until Cap tain McMahon came and said he knew you had bought it. You were in a right bad fix then?" "Yes, I looked to be in a bad fix" "The detective knew you had bought the gun at Welnsteln's?" "My father-in-law had told him, I knew." "So when Captain McMahon came, it looked ugly for you. When the gun was found, it looked ugly for you?" "Yes, It did," answered Beattie. "You testified the same way at the inquest, that it looked ugly for you?" "I don't remember." Knew He Bought Gun. The attorney read the record. "I knew I had bought a gun for my own cousin, and I was in right baU shape." "You felt relieved, didn't you, when you got it off your mind?" "Yes." "You were thoroughly innocent 7" "Yes." "Yet you never told a soul, not even your wife, about buying the gun until Thursday night"' "Yes." "And vou never told anyone outside the family until the officer came to sea vou 7" " es. that's true." "And you never told McMahon any thing cx:eDt what you knew ho would find out?" "No." Asked Cousin About It "And you never asked Henry why he wanted the gun?" "Yes, I did ask him." "But you made two statements about this at the Inquest?" "I do not remember." "Did you ask him again when you do llvered the gun?" "No. I did not then." "When did you leave the store?" "When it closed, at 10 ociock." "You left at 10?" "When the store closed." "You swear you left at 10?" "I left when the store closed, at 19.' "You are telling the truth?'' "So far as I know it" (Continued on Second Pae.) I - . t'Vc- 1 ,--