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THE 'WASHINGTON TIMES; 8ATUBDAY, JUEY 27, 1912.
$ nvr.'T MJJWU 'Wtl I ' W .!'.'. I HI ' I , POJER PLANT WILL THAI STILL IN JAIL - IMG ARRIVAL ?:0F ASYLUM CHIEF FIFTY DEMQGRATS KBFECT BEAUTY OF t'; -BENBUL DELIVERY mm -at Material. Decrease In Flow of , Water' Predicted If Tur bine Is Installed. San Francisco Banker Causes Arrest of Three In New York. Prisoner's Sister and Mother Pay Him Long Visit At White Plains. Insurgents Say They Will Vote With Republicans,- If Necessary. , Postoffice Depa'rtment Issues Orders to deal With " Minors. ' t. ' Owes it to Himself: to Read t. ' SEEK TO CUPS INIPIIOPERK UNDUE INFLUENCE , OH WIFE, CHARBE AGAINST SERVANTS raff Voter of Every Party SIGN PETITION FOR - WARSHIP CAUCUS GREAT FALLS If ? k ! Thicxtent to which Qrtat Falla will e damaged by the utilization of the water of the upper Potomac for.powor purposes can be ascertained only after tho survey la completed iri which a beginning has been made by the en Klneerinn force under Lieut Col. W. C. tLancfltt, engineer In charge of tho Dis trict wntcr supply system. That: there will ' be a material decrcaso In the bmount of wator going over ho rocks I certain. '" The survny, for which Congress has mado appropriation, will bo made from tho mechanical and commercial view point, the survey ordered by Congress Jtiot contemplating tho preservation 'of ho falls. However, tho report of Llea- iona'nt Colonel Langfltt's office wll lsho'w enant Qolonet langfltt's otflco will show e dona to tho picturesque parts of the Iver . Big Power Available. If water is diverted f rpm above the rails to a point near the p'clojcarlia res fervolr, a plan frequently suggested, although iiot yet adopted by the survey ing corps, the water applied to a tur-, pine would have a head of over 100 feet and possibly ,140 feet. The value of this from -a power standpoint is appreciated by comparison with Niagara Falls! the greatest of natural power sources. There tho fall is approximately 200 feet. Tho preat Falls 'hydro-electric plant would have a half and possibly two-thirds of such a head. "There is llttlo to be said about the Mrork now," said Colonel Langfltt today. The engineers who will do the detail ftork have not been appointed and wo aro only making a beginning. There tan bo llttlo of interest In the work un til the report Is made- That report will Phow the.valuo of the proposition from i commercial standpoint and Its effect on existing conditions." Colonel Langfltt's office has recently peen moved to tho Southern building, F"ero accomodations will bo available for tho Increased force under him during tho time the survey is being made. The ('PProPjIatlon for the prllimtnary work S $29,000 Authority for -Work. In this plan to utilize the power of the falls Colonel Langfltt Is acting under the direction of the Secretary of War who, In turn, Is directed by the District of Columbia appropriation act, approved June 38, last, to Investigate and report to Congress at the beginning of the next session on this question. "The sufficiency of Its source" at the Great Falls of the Potomac river to supply the present and future needs of the District of Columbia for water, also the availability of tho water power at the said Great Falls or vicinity, or be tween Great Falla and the District of Columbia, for the purpose of supplying light and power for uses of the United States and tho government of the Dis trict of Columbia." Must Prepare Maps. The act also requires Colonel Langfltt to prepare complete plans, maps, speci fications, and estimates 'for the produc tion, distribution, and utilization of the maximum electrical power that can be economically created and employed for such uses. Including Btreet lighting in the District of Columbia. Tho plans, maps, afjd specifications are to be suf ficient In detail to form tho basis of a contract -or. contracts for the.execution of the work and .the map, supplement ed, It necessary, by a report, shall in dicate all of the lands that aro required ,to be taken or flowed, and the water and the water tights that are required to be taken for the execution of the contract. RAILROADS SHOWING FREIGHT DECREASES Reports Prove Decided Falling Off In Tons Transported During Year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the railroads of the United States show Increases ju total mileage of tracks, number of passengers carried, revenues from operation, and in tho number of cars and locomotives in use, but a de cided decrease in the number of tons of freight transported, according to a statement issiied by the interstate Com merce Commission today. The freight tonnage was 1.781,637,954. while the cor responding figure for the previous year .was 1,819,900.101, the decrease being 68, 262,147 tons, The total number of miles of tracks In operation was 862,110. -There was 61.327 locomotives In service. The total snumber 'of . cars of classes was 2,359,335. . , 'The total number of persons reported on the pav rolls of the roads was 1,66V 09, classified as follows: 63,390 engine men. 66,376 firemen, 4S.200 conductors. 133,201 other 'trainmen, and 40.003 'switch tenders and miscellaneous. There was a decrease In the number of railway AfnntnVB nf Ot ft11 Tllo wn vain. i capital outstanding was J19.303.935, 081. Of this 32.35 per cent paid no dividends. The operating revenues for the year wero jr.7?9.761,Cf9, with expenses of $1,915. 054,005. The corresponding returns for I10 were: Revenues. ?,750,6671405: ex penses, $1,322,630,433. . Hoe and Ax Figure In Neighborly Argument Vlngers Duler, Domlnlck Chickncrs, and John SIcchlna, neighbors at Ivy City, had a little neighborly argument just before dark yesterday, and a little later all three were .arrested by the police of tho Ninth precinct, charged individually with using force to back their logic. Duler, according to tho police, was struck over the head and on the left arm, with a hoe wielded by Chicaners. Chickncrs, the man with the hoe, was In turn rapped over the head with an ax, wielded by Duler. Both men were treated at Casualty Hospital, Chickners for a gash In the forehead, and Duler for cuts on the top of the head and tho left arm. After treatment both were arrested. Later the police took Into custody John SIcchlna and charged him With an assault on Duler. The extent of his participation In the free-for-all was not made clear. . NEW TOItK, July i7,-When trio fam ily servants of Nicholas' J. McNamara, retired Ban Francisco banker now living at San Mateo; CaL, today were ar raigned In the West Bide court, charged with stealing an automobile, tho pro ceeding was merely1 a makeshift to hold them until McNamara can arrange to confront them with charges, bf exortlng unduo influence oyer his wife, Mrs. Mar garet I. McNamara, who with her chil dren were detained In- Nety Y(nk on' her way to Carlsbad, Germany, Mrs. McNamara) her two sons Ches ter and Wilbur; aged twelve and ten years; Mrs. Clara Mi Perkins,, her housokeeper; Fred II. Patterson, hor chauffeur, and Patrick Walsh, Jier valet, registered at, the Hotel Knickerbocker. whero they wore found W detectives. Mrs. McNamara Indignantly demand ed to know why she was left helpless without servants when sho was about to take ship for Europe ana was shown a tolegram from the chief of'pollce of Ban Francisco to the police of New York, demanding that; the housekeeper, chauffeur and valet,, be held for steal ing a touriup car and stating that they wero responsible for Mrs.McNamaraa flight from home. ' f Triced By Sight Drafts." It was learned from San Francisco that McNamara. was enabled to trace the party by the description of the automobile In which they left Ban Mateo and by sight drafts which Mrs. Mc Namara drew on her husband at vari ous cities whero they stopped. Leaving no explanation behind, Mrs. McNamara and her sons disappeared from San -Mateo Juno 22, accompanied by the servants. McNamara said he had long suspected that Mrs. Perkins had undue Influence over his wife. When Mrs. Perkins, Patterson, and Walsh, the McNamara servants were arraigned today In the domestic rela tions court on a grand larceny charge, they pleaded not guilty, and wore or dered held until August 3. when formal complaint from Ban Francisco la expect ed to bo here. They wero held without ball. IC H. Rosenberg, counsel retain ed by Mrs. McNamara, demanded their release on the ground that they were illegally held. . . .. "All that we have," he said, "Is a bit of paper purporting to come from San FranciBco, saying these people stolo an automobile. Thero Is no proof that It Is genuine. We do not know that a crime had been committed." Indictments On the Way. An assistant district attorney In formed the court that Indictments for the trio were en route by mall from California and on that information. Magistrate Watts ordered the prisoner held. Rosenberg demanded that they be allowed to give bond. The court re fused and the attorney announced that he would sue out writs of. habeas corpus. Mrs. McNamara did, not appear In court. Rosenberg was authority for the statement that the separation of the McNamaraa was not the result of any domestic infelicity, but was all over money matters. He said that Mrs. McNamara was worth more than half a million In her own right and that she and her hUBband quarreled over the ownership of stock In a San Fran cisco bonk. Rosenberg also stated that Mrs. Perkins 'was not traveling wth Mrs. McNamara In a capacity of house keeper or companion, but as a friend, having been a school mate of Mrs. Mc Namara whom the banker's wife helped by giving her nominal employment. FIVE DOLLARS PAID FOR BABY'S KISS Speaker Clark Has Regular Tariff for Caress From Child. Five dollars for a baby's kiss. Thn.t is SDeaker Clark's regular "tariff" for baby caresses, according to a story that leaked out toaay irom the Speaker's office. Blcven-months-old. Wallace Bass ford, Jr., son of Champ's private sec rtiirv. todav began a savings account with h. erisD. new 15 bill donated by Speaker Clark. The baby was In the Speaker's office. ..itwa it mo 'Iidvii that vnllncrfltAr, Speaker Clark said. Then he hugged ana tonaiea wie yuuiiBmci. t.run.. wi,(h IK VinrA It In tn ntfl.rt a savings account for him." said Clark, as he reluctantly surrendered the, baoy to 113 moiner. Secretary Bassford's seven-year. old son now has a savings account of $140. o( which a $5 bill, given him by Speaker Clark- under conditions similar to that of his baby brother, was the nucleus. Asks Designs for Hydroaeroplanes Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, Acting Secretary of the Navy", has asked &U hifj,A.nmtiliina mnnufa.Gt1irfrft in thla Auinti-v tn Rubtriit in the.'Nav'v TOeoart- ment designs for machines by. tlje middle of August. A'rlgld set of specifications have been made up, and each manufacturer Will he furnished a cony. The maximum speed of the hydros must be not leBS than fifty-five miles an hour. Each machine . must carry two persons weighing together not loss than B50 pounds, and a full supply of fuel for a four-hour flight. In asking that manufacturers submit designs, It cap bo seen that the' Navy Department officials eventually expecjt to have every battleship and cruiser, equipped with a hydro. Hydro-aeroplane fixing . has ..proved even jnore wondertuj than flying over land, and at the present It seems to havK a better future. Officials of the. Navy Department realize that a fleet of warships equipped 111. ka.JA.nMMtlbnas vmilft mn rn Vt a moat powerful fighting combination known, Wisconsin K. of C. PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis., July 27. Delegations from cities and towns throughout Wisconsin are here for the annual State convention of the Knights of Columbus. Today was given over principally to the reception of the visi tors. The delegates will attend religious services tomorrow, and on Monday the chief business of the convention will be I transacted. WHITE PLAINS. N.' T July 27. Harry K-, Thaw, .who was yesterday remanded back to tho Matteawan Asy lum for tho criminal Insane, Is 'still In the county Jail here and there Is no likelihood of hla being transferred to the mad house today. ' Sheriff William J. Doyle, of West chester county, says he has not been served with any order or demand .for the slayer, and until he Is Thaw will stay here. In 1909, when Justice Mills decided, that Thaxv was still lnuano arid fihtfuld" not havehls' liberty, Dr. Amos Q. Baker, then head ...of, tho Matteawan Asylum, came for Thaw on the morning , of ; tho filing of tho decision, but 'up to fjoon J today, Dr. John W. Russell, superintendent of Matteawan, had not appeared for .tho prisoner. Alice Thaw and Mr. and Mrs, Georgo Carnegie arrived In White Plains this morning and spent a long time with the prisoner in the Jail. REFORMS IN ARJttY ALL MAPPED OUT Secretary Stimsonyand Couniil of Officers End Daily Con ferences. After two weeks of dally conferences. Secretary of War SUmson and hla coun-' ell of army officers havovcomplcted, their preliminary work regarding the reor ganization of tho army. While, a number .of Important mat ters wero relegated to future considera tion, the principal -conclusion reached 'by the council by a majority vote, of tho highest officers of the service, is that the army be divided Into three divisions, and so assigned to posts throughout the country that each division may be read ily mobilized as a complcto lighting unit with the proper proportion of each branch of tho service. The recommendations relegated to fu ture consideration, lncludo tho following subjects: Consolidation of tho various staff corps, length of term of service, creation of a standing reserve, and oth er changes calling for' new legislation. Secretary SUmson expressed himself as highly gratified with the work of the council and through executive and army orders steps will be taken to Inaugu rate such of tho reforms suggested as can be Initiated without Congressional action. Thousands of people have said .SSSS ,r SBJBJHBBJBHBV BBr BBBS BBJBJBJT m r BSS BBSSt aBSx .BSS .BSBSSm BSSj v.BSSf im makes them eat better, sleep better, feel better a.kkl, TTT Short Talks on CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING IT'S SO EASY Just tell "Central" to give you Main 526o, The Washington Times, and ask for fcs Wani Ad Dept, Explain to the ad taker what you want to buy, sell, rent, or exchange. Rates will be explained and an appropriate and effective ad written. Immediate results are almost certain. ' JUST TRY IT Talk to the Town Through, the Times." The average ad costs less than 25r. s. N . Nearly fifty signatures of House Democrats wero obtained, today by Con gressman Curley to a cail tor a, party caucus next week for renewal of th? fight for appropriations to build two new battleships.. A, plan, of Democratic "insurgents" to Voto next .Tuesday in the House for two battteshlps wjts disclosed today by ,Con gressnian Bulxcr,., , "We Democrats who refuso to abide by .tho caucus declaring against; battle ships wilt -v'o't. with tho.'Republlcans to concur.ln, the Sonata .wnWdments which provide money for two .ships." said 8ul xor. Tho naval appropriation bill Is scheduled, for a hearing Tuesday in the Hpuso upon tho. deadlock of tho con freres over, tho battleship dispute. '"Wo are golh gto win the fight for tho navy," said Mr. Sulzer today. "I fircdlct two battleships. Public opinion s asserting Itself. There must bo no backward Btep In our 'two .battleships a year' naval program. Not to do so Is penny wise, and pound foolish. The navy Is going to be Kept up." Pension Bureau Needs Room If Bill Passes If the Item of 100.000 for additional clerk hlro at the Pension Bureau, now Included In tho civil sundry bill, passes the bureau will cither bo packed to eut focatlon or the Indian Bureau will have to stack lta tepees In another part bf tho city. The Indian office now ocqupy the entire southwest quarter-of the first floor. Additional room In other parts of tho building is not available. The extra sum for clerk hire, mado neces sary by the passage' of new pension legislation, will provide for 300 new clerks. Minister's Widow Is Accused of Murder MIXIE,' Tenn., July 27.Mrs. W. C. Freeman, widow of the Rev. W. C. Freoman, was arrested today on the charge of murdering her husband. Lu clen Simmons, an employe of the late minister, was also taken Into ousted? as an accomplice. Simmons and Mrs. Freeman are said to have been in love with each other and tho authorities declare they mur dered the minister when ho discovered their clandestine meetings. THE MOXIE COMPANY SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANUFACTURER BOSTON and NEW YORK "rr- Orders Issued by the Postoffice De partmtnt regarding the improper use of general delivery, and widely published, have brought a flood of Inquiries about tho interpretation of tho rules, and among these Inquiries Is, one from a "Washington attorney who desires, to know whether Instructions can bo Is sued about his wife's mall. ,L . The attorney, suspects that his wife Is receiving letters at tho local general delivery otflco ,fr6m a man whom he ejocted from his' house recently.. The husband would like .to know 'If the de partment will order mall addressed "to the' woman ih the caso delivered either to tho family resldenco or to the hus band's postoffice box. The Inquiry. will pave to be referred to tho law officers of tho Government for' answer, although the general Im pression In the department Is that the woman can have her moll sent whero sho wishes, and that her husband can Jiavo no control over Its disposition. The oraer or Assistant postmaster Ocnoral Qranfield relating to minor children and tho general delivery will officially reach the Washington city postoffice Monday, and, beginning,. that day minora, probably, will be, asked to furnish In writing their names and addresses and statements of their rea sons for preferring to bo served at the general delivery window. Following this parents will be communicated with,. and, as a result; a good deal of general de livery mall will hereafter go to homes where parents will be able to supervise it. Winnipeg Youth Must Wait Until Funds Come Though Elmer Reynolds, tho fourteen-year-old prodigal of, the Canadian Northwest, who has been seeking ad venture In tho United States for several weeks, Is willing and anxious to return to the Darental roof at Wlnnepeg. Mani toba, ho will probably havo to remain here for several aays. Word that young Reynolds was bo lng held hero was sent to Winnipeg yes-. teraay. in answer a wire was received from the chief of police of the Canadian city, saying that Reynolds' parents were out of town and could not be reached. but to hold the young man as they were expected to return In a day or two. Henry Wcllor. of 111 West Henrietta Btreet, ana Frame uomDcrger, 1035 Liten' street, two Baltimore youths, arrested at Lajigdon early this morning as fu gitives from their parents, will be re turned to Baltimore this evening. With young Reynolds, they aro whlllng away the time at the House of Dententlon. KklAA hcNeWProgressivcParly What It Is BY Frank A. Munsey . We are on the eve No one can! afford to be in ignorance of or mis informed about it. The formation of the new Progressive party marks an epoch in the political history of the Uniteji States, It is bigger, broader, and laid on firmer foundations than most of us have realized. "The new Progressive party is a nation-wide party, not a sectional one. It is big ger than any one man. It is not a Roosevelt party, as many persons seem to think." You should know how big it is and how far reaching is its influence. The present political situation is merely an incident; it served to crystallize into an actuality a trend that had been developing for years. Mr. Munsey' s article for the first time defines the new party and -what it stands for, and shows the need of it. It is a keen analysis of the conditions that led to the break in the Republican party and the ,:laujiching,olf the"new Progressive party. '" : It is .a clear, forceful 'showing up of the archaic methods and practices of the old parties, and the crying need of a modern party capable and willing to deal with modern conditions and moriern men; a party to which men of all parts of the country can belong and in which all voters can voice their sentiments and have an ACTUAL part in (the government of them selves. The old parties have been good in their time, but they have served their purpose. They were formed to meet conditions that no longer exist and cannot cope with conditions as they are today. The march of civilization has passed them by and they must give way to new ones. "Nothing is good enough because it is or has been;" conditions are constantly changing; if there is no progress there will be retrogression, and THE UNITED' STATES IS NOT GOING BACKWARDS, nor is it going to be held back by antiquated forms of government. It is going to perfect , ', , GOVERNMENT Of the People By the People For the People Read this powerful, stirring article in the AUGUST MUNSEY Now on sale at and Why It Is" - v of a political revolution. ' all news-stands l