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K rr Sunday Evening EDHTION Fair Tonight . and Monday: - , ,' . y WAto&OTCKN, STJjNTJAY EVBNtHa, JtJLY' 28, 1012. NUMBER 7524. Yesterday's Circulation AiJ 10 Eighteen Pages PBIOE ONE CENT. FIVE ESCAPE GIVES HIS BLOOD IN VAIN IN EFFORT TO SAVE SISTER'S LIFE ' Will Succeed Bailey IT SLASHES ARM OF SLEEPING CIRL SEEK III BILLS $25,000 FORCER ii ii msw. a. a.i .jtfMib 1 Fssssssssssssi i s"fc iK .j4 Bls 0 tie limBamawJti etna? CRAB OF ITER PBWiTlSTJS t NICHT INTRUDER HONEY LUST OEATHWHEJ. CJfiS CflllSR ... . - 11.' I' l.s,' H Terrific Fight in the House ' Expected This k Week.' t -. ; 't PINCHOT JS HERE TO LEAD OPPONENTS . ii Line-Up of Log Rollers Shows -. Non-Partisan Work of Men " " Behind Move. s By JUDSON C. WELLIVER. A terrific fight 1b scheduled to come off In the House this week be tween the "water-power grabbers arid the conservation forces. The Houbo Committee on Inter state Commerce has reported an omnibus water power bill, which proposes to grant power rights in several States, wldoly scattered, to corporations with an aggregate capi tal estimated by the National Con servation Association at $40,000,000, A vast total of horsepower Is In volved. All Look Innocent. The conservation association has (been looking Inter the origin and back ing of these various projects, and Is prepared to explode some bombs. The backers of the different "little bills" that have been bunched together In the omnibus measure, have insisted that they are innocent "local affairs," In which local capital is seeking rights to develop useful opportunities. They have strenuously denied that the water power trust is in any way mixed up with them. On the other hand, the officials of the conservation association hav been making a careful fctudy of the lists? of incorporators, r J JntiMi tf thuBs lfFlAn itesalS5 back the charge that the water power, trust is squarely behind a number, at least, of these corporations, and that if the rights which are asked are granted, the great national resources huge combination of capital which has will go into the possession Of the for years been recognized as the na tional water power trust. Simply a Monster Orab. On behalf of the people who are fighting this legislation, it la declared that this omnibus bill was reported for passage as result of a big log rolling transaction; that the Secretary ol War, who Is supposed to give his approval to all such projects, has not, in fact, given It In these cases; that the whole enterprise is a grab by the power exploiters, and that no safe guards for the public interests, such as restrictions of rates, compensation for the privileges, etc., have been in serted. Glfford Plnchot, president of the Na tional Conservation Association, arrived in Washington Saturday in great hasto, having been summoned to take charge of the fight against the grab. Today ihe prepared and had printed a letter, iwhich will be on the desk of every member of Congress tomorrow, calling (attention to his view of the facts about this legislation. It is understood that this letter will not go lno the dealt of relations between these local companies and the power trust, but rather will point to the necessity for regulation and control provisions in any such laws. I4neup Not Partisan. That there is a general line-up be tween the progressives and the torles pf the house on this whole water power question, is part of the accusation that la today circulated. It is non-partisan; leaders of both Democrats and Repub licans have aligned themselves In favor of the legislation, while progressives of both parties men like Ralney of Illi nois. Cooper of Wisconsin, and Foster of Illinois, have been making the opposi tion flght. Mr. Ralney really opened the flght on (July 19, when six of the various bills that are now included in the omnibus measure, having been reported separate ly, stood on the unanimous consent calendar. Ralney and Cooper objected (to unanimous consent and the measures went back to the committee, which then proceeded to frame the omnibus bill. In this. It included not only the six ithat had been on the consent calendar, tout also four others. In addition to these ten, there are four others that have been reported separately, three of them, howevr, blng Included In the om nibus measure. Log Rollers At Work. Tomorrow being unanimous consent day, it is probbaly Impossible that consent can be secured because Raln ey and his collaborators In opposition will ba able to block the proceeding by refusing consent. The next chance will be to bring it up under suspen sion of the rules. The House rules (Continued on Page Sixteen.) WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Fair tonight and Monday. TEMPERATURES. TJ, S. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m, CS 8 a. in.., 73 9 a. m 78 9 u. m 72 10 a. m 75 11 a. m 78 12 noon 81 1 p. m S3 2 p. m 83 10 a. m 81 11 a. m 84 12 noon '88 1 p. m 91 2 p. m 91 TIDE TABLE. Today High tide, 7:22 a. m. and 8 p. m.; low tide. 1:34 a. m. and 2:11 p. m. Tomorrow High tide, 8:05 a. m. and fc.37 p. in.; low tide, 2:17 a. m. and :-47 p. m. SUN. TABLE. BUM 4:55 Sets .751 'BSaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallaaaaaaasaaaaKK f ' ssssssssssssssssHIbsssbsssssssbssssbssssssssssssH- wr ' v saaaaaHBaaaBaassBaBaB -; m6rris sheppard. i i : 11 LIVELY TEXAS 1T0KIAL E Governor Colquitt Renomi nated by About 25,000 Ma jority in Primary. . HOUSTON, TEX.. July 28,-Two near certainties stand out of the vast mass of scattered primary election, returns received up to this morning. i He tlon counties by 'large "majorities -and Is polling. a heavy vote In south Texas. Colquitt recelvcd majorities in many south Texas counties and has run so close to Ramsey In tho north Texas '"dry" counties that his renomlnatlon seems assured by approximately 25,000 votes. WaTThal leads In the race for attorney general. Lane, for comptroller, seemsfj to lead the Stato ticket. Keene leads 'in the race for commls sloner of agriculture, while the renoml nation of oblson, for State land col-J lector, seems certain. Hawkins Is outfootlng Debrlll for Justice of tho su preme court. In tho race for Congressman-at-large, Incomplete returns show Daniel E. Garrett and Jeff McLemoore, of Hous ton; Lancaster, of Plalnvlew; Cureton, of Meridian) Kellle, of Jasper; Summers of Dallas; Opp, of Llano; Loudermllk and one or two others In the tleld or twenty-three bunched in the lead. GUARDSMEN CHEERED BY STRIKING MINERS Twenty-Two, Accused of Rioting, Arrested in Paint Creek District. CHARLESTON, W- Va.. July 28. When Major James I. Pratt and a bat talion of guardsmen marched into the Paint Creek fields late last night they were greeted with rousing cheers by tlw striking miners who had been rioting for the past week or more. Major Pratt Immediately declared martial law and Is ruling the district with an iron. hand. Twenty-two miners charged with par ticipating In the rlpt are held in a box car under guard of the troops. Mrs. Martin, housekeeped of the club at Mucklow, reached Charleston late laat night, and said a crowd of miners at tempted to shbot up Wacmah, but mine guards with machine guns' ttrovo them from tho hills with a rain of bullets. MARYLAND "LID" IS CLAMPED DOWN Dealers In Montgomery County Warned To Obey Sunday Blue Laws. Montgomery county, .Md., today Is spe nfllpg what may be Its last Sunday fiee rfom the ''Blue Laws," which le gal experts months ago discovered still hold good. Coming Sundays will see I fthe promises of Sheriff Clifford How ard are fulfilled, a community the lid upon which Is so tightly closed that it will be Impossible to buy an Ice cream cone at a corner grocery store'Avith a police permit. In Rockvllle. Kensington, and the other villages and hamlets of the neigh boring country. Sheriff Howard and his deputies paid official visits to today, and Instructed every person having articles for sale that the "Blue Laws" are to be rigidly enforced form this time henceforth. Drug stores are to be locked on Sat urday night, and remain closed till Mon day nleht, unless prescriptions are to be tilled News stands and cigar stores will suffer a similar fata. SHEPPARD WINNER SEN C . : i : ... nffloon nnrl HlieDDard nan . (L ! MriPB MUfalltVi and '-" w w i 7W ..Si A-.ls J -V tf.. T MMH --l " ...Jr-Z Vls.-.l.l- n m.t4nl. n . a4 tl.. 0A' " -nmv.m ti ia.ii ..n,au.ui.r&. atiu it,. l v .ui . . . i . SivST Tf i i W iITr9t.RByfl tTiiTT xa -RnQ -nwriui j fi.ua iia .iiuu iijp vruiuui Bonding Companies .Alay : Make Demand on Br6k- ers ifrvblvecb' -"ft' PROBABLY EXPLAINS, FACT OF Npt ARREST former 'Bank Employe Began Speculating in Mining Stock -About Six-Years Ago. $ Certain brokers In Wall Street may be called upon to make reatltu-. tlon to the bonding companies: standing between the Commercial' National Bank, and the youthful) "Jim tho Penman,'' whose clover1 'forgeries have resulted -a tho Iobs of $25,000. It is well known that the money was lost in speculation, and that thero were certain features connect ed with the operations, made on tho orders of tho forgor, that may give the bonding corporations a lover with which to force a settlement. ThiB,j?robably explains the fact that no arrests havo been made In tho caBO. Investigating the Case. Two business men of the city, one of them a lawyer interested In the case, are In Now York city today. All at tempts to locate othor Interested parties has brought tho Information that they "are out of town." There Is no coincidence in tho absence of A. G. Clapham. president, or John Poole, cashier of the Commercial Na tional Bank. Both are on week-end out-' Vngnd Commercial, officials have slm ?lrJiut tho matter .up, to the bonding panics, jr- r , ,r eTiameriortno-confessedforgef 'has been Known . in nnanciai circles .for nearly two weeks and Its publication iia'a been avoided only because of tho fact, that no arrests have been made. If Is not probalo that the parents or other relatives of tho expert penman will be able to make good his deficit. and the bonding corporations must therefore look elsewr.erc. Took "Flyer" In Mine Stock. It is known that the forger In ques tion took a "flyer" in Mitchell Min ing atock some six years ago, so that the germ of speculation had taken a hold on the young man even before he had advanced to the position that gave him the chance to appropriate thousands. Mitchell Mining shares caused many a heart ache fn Washington and the loss of a little more than a hundred dollars to tho man now known to havo bought and sold stocks on Wall Street to the absorption of nearly $25,000 in margins and commissions, was probably one of his Initial specu lative transactions and on his own funds. No longer ago than last Sunday friends saw the young forger work ing, temporarily. In the station of one, of the railroads In a suburban town. That he has been under surveillance and that he Is at the command of the bonding corporations Is generally ad mitted. Parents on Vacation. The home In which the young man accused of the forgery lived Is a verit able house of trouble. During the ab sence of his mother and father at Co lonial Peach the house has been occu pied by his aunt and three cousins. Re cently the young man has not been staj lng at heme. The appearance of a reporter at tho homo today caused the aunt to Imme diately burst into hysterical denials of the truth of the reports. "The papers have been pr'ntlng what Is not true. It can't be true. I don't want to talk aooui ii, sno sam, uu n.v; verge of tears. Name Is Kept Secret. Although the Inmates of the house are full of worry the Immediate neigh borhood appears to be Ignorant that It Is the center of police and bank officials' attention at this time. Guarded In quiry, In which tho wish of the officials to keep the namo of the young man secret was respected, developed the fact that none ofthe neighbors know that the humdrum course of affairs in their neighborhood has been broken by the exposure of the forgery. The home in which the young man lived with his parents Is owned by his father and'appears to be worth the ma jor part of the alleged defalcation. The parents went to Colonial Beach about July 1. The young man's mother un derwent a eerlous surgical operation re cently and the trip to Colonial Beach was taken as much to free her from care and worry as to enjoy tho annual summer vacation. Treasury Department Plans to Insist on Prosecution in Case "The reported agreement of the bond Ing company not tq prosecute In this case if the money lost Is returned does not bind the Treasuy Department, which has an entirely different Interest In the matter," said a Treasury pftlcial today. , "A crime has been committed. The (Continued on Page Sixteen.) Traction Man's IVldtor Hurls Woman and Children. t " FLETCHER ELECTRIC t;IS COMPLETEVJ?ECK r Mother's Body Saves (Four Little -uucarrom onQCK or v Violent Fall. Thrown to the roadway 'at the In tersection of Chesapeake street and Bolt road northwest Mrs. . Nellie Flotcher, wltri of It. Qt Fletcher su- perintendent'of construction at the United States Bureau of Standards, and four little children had. a nar row escape from deatjt6r serious in Jury, a few minute 'beforo 11 o'clock today, when the electric machine in which they wore riding, was over turned and demolished in a collision with tho big touring car of George E. Hamilton, president of the Capi tal Traction Company. Tho children "were the two sons of Mrs. Fletcher,' George, aged four, and CharloB, aged two, and Frances and Alice Edwards,- eight and ten years old, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Li. Edwards, neighbors. Thrown Clear of. Car. Mrs. Fletcher waa Just making the turn into Belt oad from Chesapeake street, going from her;vhome to the Sunday school on Belt road, when the touring car passed, going north on Belt road.- Tho lefUfront wheel pr the elec tric struck tho, right rear wheel of the touring cnr;,aBd,tho electric was thrown cojsnieujiy.iaven-- r -jr - -s "lAlf of its occupants wen! 'thrown vio lentlyout, but escaped the toppling ma chine. Both canfwero going at a mod erate rate of speed at the time, It ls"dc- clarcd. Tho turn Is a bad one, both cars being obscured until a moment before' the crash by a high embankment. The Hamilton machine wan driven by Royal Mattlngly, of Brlghtwood, D. C. Mrs. Fletcher said after the accident that the children were saved partly through the fact that they fell upon her in a heap. Mrs. Fletcher's only hurt Is a slight burn upon the foot, due prob ably to the acid In her machine. Her son Charles has a slight scratch upon the hip. Not another hurt or bruise could be found. All five occupants of tho electric were taken home In the Hamilton machine. It is believed that tho accident was unavoidable. Mrs. Fletcher's Story. Mrs. Fletcher is not even suffering from shock or fright, and calmly told how the collision occurred. "I was coasting down tho incline to tho turn," she said, "with the brake set. I rang for the crossing but heard no horn or other signal. I swung the 1 machine a little wide to make the turn and was about one-third way around when the touring car flashed on me going by. "I Jammed the brake and tried to make tho turn shorter. At about tho same moment the driver of the touring car saw me, and tried to speed up, but there waa another car Just In front ot him. If he had had a clear road, I be lieve he would havo gotten clear, and passed all right, but the other car held him. "My front wheel caught the hub of his right rear wheel, and the Jump forward of his car threw mine completely over. I went out upon the roadway and the children came down In a heap upon me." Accident Unavoidable. It seems from tho story of witnesses that Mrs. Fletcher and Mattlngly both realized the danger the moment the machines were visible to each other and did everything possible to avoid it The police report of the accident gives the damage to the Fletcher machine as $500. The Hamilton machine was dam aged to the extent of only J5, to wheel and mud guard. SAVES PENNIES TO ESCAPE STEPMOTHER Little Girl Gets on Train Court May Uphold Her. and WELLSVILLB, Ohio, July 28. Stella Call, aged ten, did not like her step mother so she saved her pennies until Bhe had $2.80. This was yesterday when she took her savings, bought a half-fare ticket to Steubenvllle, then took a street car to East Liverpool, where she went to her own mother, Mrs. Fred Brown. Her parents were divorced and the court gave the girl to her father. Now Stella says she will stay and the court has granted her that permission until a Anal deci sion is rendered this week. Seeks Daughter Afoot. BUFFA.LO, N. V Jul;' 28.-MM. KUzabetl. Turner, fifty years old,- ar rived In Uuffnlo early today after a 30ft-m!lo walk from Windsor In search of her nilwlng laughter. Mrs. Turner had only twelve cents In her pocket und had undertuken to tramp the entire distance. r ifflff!T2v!'BMiBBBBBBBBBBm M IkUM -siX ?iV--:-.y:,A' 1 yMSSmm-wfwW'UKm. 1 mmSm-mf?MrmP3MMW-mKIKK immm m .r . ,m vgm m.r rmmiKmm . Vf I "Vlfl vL " lyiiiiiiliSiiHBBBBBBSHHialBBBBBHBBBBBBBBH IB ;i. "H9bK'4 MISS JEAN SEARLES. Miss Jean Searles Dies De spite Brother's Heroic Sacrifice. ARTERIES JOINED FOR THIRmAUNUTES f-Vfc..' Tr.fceT " 7AiW""T, "" W& Young Woman Secretary To Georgia Congressman. 'Suc cumbs After Brief illness After mosl heroic efforts known to a surgeon's skill, combined with a broth er's self-sacrifice and devotlpn. had been made to save her llfp, Miss Jean Searles, secretary to Congressman Gor don Lee of Georgia, died this morning at 5 o'clock at Providence Hospital. The physicians' last resort, a trans fusion of blood from her brother's veins Into her own, was made last night at 10 o'clock, but without success. Miss Searles tvaa taken suddenly ill a week ago, at the Luxor, 227 New Jer- Lsey avenue southeast, where she lived, and since that time sho had eighteen hemorrhages, each time losing a great Quantity of blood. Two days ago It was realized by her physicians, Dr. William P. Reeves and Dr. James F. Mitchell, that she would be unable to live without a fresh supply of blood. First Transfusion. The first transfusion was of the nor mal serum, which tends to congeal and enrich the blood. About forty-five cubic centimeters of this serum were Inject ed, but the effect was only temporary and was soon offset by repeated hem orrhages. A second attempt, more serious than the first, was made yesterday shortly after noon. A salt soluUon, which con tains quallUcs more nearly approach ing thoso of human blood, was injected into the young woman's arm. About 1,000 cubic centimeters was used In the transfusion. Again physicians were dis appointed. When It was seen that nothing less than human blood could save Miss Soarle's life, the physicians determined upon tho measure of lust resort. A blood test was made ana It was agreed that Miss Searles' blod was compatible with that of her brother, Gives of His Blood. At 10 o'clock last night Thomas Searles bared, his arm and for thirty mlnutCB his blood flowed from his own artery Into that ot his sister. No accurate measurement of the amount of blood transfused could be made, but the physicians were satis fied that If anything could save her life, tho amount was sufficient. The brother Thomas, was consider ably weakened by the loss of blood and as the death of his sister followed so closely he Is almost broken hearted. He Is strong enough tq be out today, however, and no serious effects are expected to result from his heroic effort to save his sister's life. Miss Marie Searles, a sister, Is here from New York, an dls almost pros trated. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the body arrives In Vlcksburg. Miss., the home of Miss Searles' parents, Captain and Mrs. James M. SearleB. Liner's Wireless Torn Away by Hurricane NEW YORK, July . With her wire less torn away, a lifeboat smashed, and her forward rail ripped out, the Cunard liner Caronla arrived In port today with a thrilling hurricane story. After running through a dense fog on Thursday and encountering a high wind, a terrific cyclone swept over her bows, carrying everything before it. tmimmtkfm, X'BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBF mm THOMAS SEARLES. GRACE INTIMATES WIPE POISONED FIRST HUSBAND Trial, Which Will Open in Atlanta Tomorrow, Arouses Interest. ATLANTA, Ga., July 28. On the eve of his wife's trial, Eugene Grace Inti mated today that she poisoned her first husband. "Two weeks before she shot me," he explained In an Interview at his moth er's home In Newman, "sho sent $200 to a doctor in Philadelphia. I knew she had before sent that same doctor 1160. Do you know why -sho sent him that money? The reason was that he had refused to sign her first husband's death certificate, ascribing his death' to an accident, unless ho was paid this money." "Do you mean that your wife poisoned her first husband?" he was asked. "I don't make any charges," he an swered, "but you can draw your own conclusions. Oplo was a strong, healthy man, and ho died In two weeks." The case of tho State against Mrs. Dalsr Grace, charged with assault with intent to murder, will bo called in the Superior Court, criminal division, at 9 o'clock tomorrow mornlpg. One card which the State has held back up to the present is tho introduc tion oi -several letters, which it Js al leged Mrs. Grace wiote to herself and to which she signed her husband's name. Tremendous interest has been man fested' In the case bv the public and officials have received hundreds of tele phone calls from people, who wish to be assured entrance to the court room. The same answer has been given aU. namely, that the doors will be closed after the seats have been filled, Capital-Niagara Falls Boulevard in 1913 BUFFALO, N. Y., July 28.-The flrtt of the proposed national highways will be completed in 1913, according to thi New Yorl- State highway department, when. a through boulevard from Wash ington to Niagara Falls will be ready for traffU. Tho construction of what is known as the nurfalo-Niagara Falls boulevard Is the biggest piece of good road work to be undertaken along tho Niagara frontier. With the completion of the boulevard and other pavements that are scheduled to be built this year there will be a net work of good roids from Washington to Niagara Falla in 19J3. Miss Margaret Kilroy, .Treas ury Clerk, Victim of Assault. i COLORED MAN HELD 1 FOR INVESTIGATION Young Woman and Her Mother Believe Robbery Was Motive, of the Assailant1 " , Suddenly awakened at 3 o'clock this morning, MIbb Margaret L. Kil roy, a. Treasury clerk, living at' 616 Second street southwest, found a col ored njan bending over her bed. Her first scream brought a lunge at her with a knife, the weapon slashing her arm. Then Miss Kilroy's assailant fled, the gr"l pursuing him out of the room, down tho stairs and to the side door of the house when the man escaped Into the night. Police of the Fourth precinct have, taken George White, a colored man, living at 915 First street southeast, into custody In connection with the caso. Twonty-flve stitches "were taken In MIbs Kilroy's arm by a physician. Robbery As Motive. Miss Kilroy and her aged mother believe that robbery was the motive for the man's entrance Into JJIe house, "I woke up, I don't 'know exactly why," jsaid Miss Kilroy describing her experlence,"but maybe tne man made some noise. Instantly J, felt a presence in the room,, and looking up 1 saw Btandlngover'hae (a tallj colored man.' '"f;'tnrflw3lBp imy arms and it- was then,!, bellevtrthat the man. clashed at mewjth his knife, though I was not conscious of having been stabbed until latfr. t "As soon as this had happened the man turned and ran. I jumped out of bed and followed him. He leaped down the stairs, ran to the back of, the house, and then to the side door, out Qf. whlqh he disappeared. Found Her Arm Bleeding. "I had screamed as loud as I could, but If my mother heard it she gave no sign at the time. Probably she was in a sort of daze from shock and alarm. After the man had fled my right arm began to feel moist and I found blood streaming from it. I had fait no pain at all." Miss Kilroy said that the moonlight which streamed into the house gave light enough for her to be sure that the Intruder was colored, but she doubts If she could Identify him. Miss Kilroy and her mother live In a two-story house bordering an alley and It was down this alley that the colored man ran. After assuring her mother that she was all right. Miss Kilroy bandaged her arm In extempore fash Ion and then made her way to the resi dence of Dr. Brooker, 308 Third street southwest, where twenty-five stitches were taken In her arm. No Formal Charge Made. White, the colored man arrested on suspicion. Is held "for Investigation" and no formal charge has been pre ferred against him. The police found a knife lying on the window sill in the kitchen of his house. Detectives Cornwell and Bauer are assigned to the cobo and they said that this evening they may',ask Miss Kilroy to go to the Fourth precinct police sta tlon and see If she can identify1 W man held as tne jniruaer in ner name. Miss Kilroy Is willing to make tho effort, though doubtful of the result. GEORGIA SHERIFF MORTALLY WOUNDED Two Deputies and Six Colored Persons Shot Before Cap ture Is Made. ATLANTA, Ga.. July 28. -Sheriff ' White, pf Gordon county, wbb mortally wounded and two deputies ot his posse and six colored persona shot near plalnvllle, Gordon county, Ga., today In a race riot, which culminated when the ppsses stormed a section house where the colored persons had barri caded themselves. The six prisoners, five men and a woman, were brought to Rome, Ga., In an automobile and placed in jail, Sheriff White was shot early in the evening when he and his poBse was am bushed. Dr. Miller and Deputy Haines were also shot. The negroes ed and barricaded them selves In a section house. Sheriff Done hoo, of Floyd county, and a posse sur rounded the house, and when reinforce ments arrived from Calhoun and Adalrs vllle, stormed the house. They found five colored men and a wom.an. all wounded, within and quick ly captured them after clubbing them with their guns. The prisoners were wounded as the result of the vollles of the posse while the house was sur rounded. It Is believed all of the wounded will recover, with the exception of Sheriff WhU, V .tJbk-fe.- -Mti&l.