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Ram Tonight
and Monday.
Sunday Evening
Canned Roosevelt Addresses
Will Be Distributed
Throughout Country.
His Topeka Speech In Answer To
Wilson's "Misstatement"
Pleases Crowd.
E1IPORIA. Kan.. Sept 22. On the
broad verandas and lawns surround
ing the home of William Allen White,
one of the original Dull Mooso sup
porters, and now Progressive nation,
ai committeeman from Kansas,
Colonel Roosevelt rested today.
There were no entering crowds to
disturb the colonel's reflection; no
Indians and cowboys clamored for a
rear platform speech; the beribboned
politicians and local reception com
mitters were out of the picture.
The colonel has as an audience
only "Bill" White and a phonograph.
The Progressive headquarters in
w York sent White- word the other
day that a man with a black box and
a flock of records would meet the
colonel on the outskirts of Emporia.
Speaks In Phonograph.
When the man cam, the Progressive
h-adiaartera suggested, would Mr.
White please let him In. They wanted
Use colonel to talk into a little cone-Ilka
affair, so tho Rooseveltlon voice may bo
beard all over tlio land in this stirring
campaign. -, .
In other words, the colonel can't go
erywnere. and the Progressive cam
paign committee Is determined that his
oce shall.
Mr Roosevelt, therefore, was drafted
trxlaj and directed to deliver a speech
a. in order thut they may be proper
1 canned lor the benefit of the voters
of the present day and posterity.
The colonel acquiesced, althpugh he
juiys this thing of talking at an lnanl
nut' eb;et Instead of to an s.mbly
' Bull Mooses 'and little Hull Mooses"
i nev experience. Probably the col
onel wasn't at his best today, but then
itte phonograph cannot vote.
t olonel Roosevelt arose at 8 o'clock,
air breakfast on his private car, and
thn stepped into a watting automobile,
in which at that sundy-haired Kansas
Progressive. Willium Allen White. The
e-uef Hull Moose Just browsed around
n tb white luwn until church time.
hen he went to the Dutch Reformed
. hurch. A curious, but respectable,
gathering nodded and lifted hats as the
c-'onel p. ocetded through the streets
-d ascended the church steps.
latcr the colonel wus whlBked over
inporla b Mi White, and upon his
r -irn o the editor's home a noonday
a, a Aa served Then the colonel
kled the phonograph, an J late this
a! r'no"n he u .1 return to his car and
bg n dictating hi correspondence.
Elated Over Enthusiasm.
A tho.igh the colonel talked no poll-J-
iii'! sav no political visitors today
K ratiral'v elated over his Kansas
- plion The mass meeting at Tope
k last earning was an Inspiring af
- - and the lcical newspapers describe
- .-olonel Kansas tour by saying that
r Sunflower State seems "Roosevelt
Mr R.johexelt will leave Emporia to
night and will make several short
--rhes at Hin.ill towns bifoie crossing
Haifa line
Muri will engage the colonel's at-
r on tomorrow and on Tuesday he
t o adwn with cowbov s and Indians
1- OkUhonSa
M -il I.on and other members of
Rooieelt pam admit today that
t piace could not have been se-
-1 r a day of rest for the Bull
-. candidate
urapo-ia i a tvpical Kansas town of
, ut "jM people There are thirty
eM .-(lurches no saloon', or cigarette
a&4 ard plentv of blue laws Em-
- a a moral settlement and the en-
onseat of the Roosevelt party today
! h t incite repos and reflec-
Real Day of Rest.
1 -'porta l noted a the home of Wll
. A'VrtJ White and Walt Mason, and
noted a the town In which
-v Beeelt and hts party spent
- tor nl rest
Tv ilira Progressive of Kansas is
r- as ta with the echoes of Colonel
r- -- .t seeeit at Topeka last night
w vm- Wltaea the 'doctrinaire. ' was
- -. a itemt. and with more fer-
r t ta tifilaTeil n any speech
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Yesterday's Grculation, 45,508.
Excursion Train Instantly
Kills Men Aboard
Hand Car.
All Bodies of Joy Riding Victims
Are Terribly
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 22. Four
persons were instantly killed, and a
fifth is dying in the Emergency Hos
pital here as a result of the hand
car, on which they wero returning to
Mansfield, being struck by an ex
cursion train about 8 o'clock today.
Six were In the party and they
had taken one of the handcars In tho
camp five miles north of Mansfield
to come to tho city for a Joy-ride.
They remained in several of the ro
sorts of the northern section of tho
city all night and started back on
tho return trip about 6 o'clock.
They had reached tho city limits
of Tiffln when an excursion train
crashed into the handcar with such
force that tho bodies were jammed
under the engine and stepped the
All the bodies were terribly muti
lated. Tho victim in the hospital
cannot Burvive.
Head of Pittsburgh Force Thinks It
Would Make For Better
PITTSBURGH. Pa. .Sept. 22.-Thomas
A. McQuald, superintendent of police, Is
in favor of dancing in the public schools
and would have It taught the pupils as
part of the regular course.
"It Is truly along educational lines,
for the body needs training as well as
the mind," Is the way he commented
on it when questioned concerning Its
introduction into the school course. i
perlntendent McQuald is making an ef
fort to reduce tho number of public
dances, and says that If dancing were
taught In the schools and neighborhood
dances where the parents and pupils
could attend were held in the school
halls, the necessity for police control
and supervision of the public dance
would be reduced to a minimum.
Union Workers Discuss General
Strike, With "No-License Cru
sade" as Weapon.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 22. A general
strike of hotel help in Boston is lin
ing discussed today at a meeting of
tho executive committee of Local No.
6, of tho International Hotel Workers'
Union. The opinion prevails that It
would be unfair to call a general strike
until every hotel, cafe and restaurant
lias a chance to accept or reject tho
demands of their employes It Is" un
likely that draiitlc action will Ik taken
for a few days.
The City Club and the Hotel Somer
set signed working agreements yester
day and were unmolested. The strikers
threaten to commence a "no-license cru
sade," which will result In closing all
tho hotel bars In the city by the mere
overturning of 9,000 votes.
Bride, Groom, Flower Girls, Min
ister, and Guests Mountei and
Garbed in Western Style.
MONTROSE Col., Sept. 22. Probablv
the most unique wedding that haB ever
taken pace on the Western slope oc-
urred here at a picnic, and was that of
Vlrell Osborn and Susie Tool.
The were married on horseback bv a
minister who was also mounted. Their
two flower Klrl rode ponies, and were
erortd b flft cowbojs and cowgirls
4reed In the regalia of the Western
; 1 'tn
Tn hnda' nam went through a mini-
i r-e-t ng clan's on ivisebdek
i -r.. nv nv f'er nhuii the
-.- -r- n eirnt iiiinittdutel beluud
Lb untUi couple.
Distinguished Hosts Reach-
ing City for Hygiene
Important Papers Are
the Program During
Distinguished scientists arrlfed in
Washington today by tho trainload to
attend tho fifteenth International
Congress on Hygleno and Demog
raphy, which begans tomorrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock at Memorial Conti
nental Hall. Delegates of thirty
three nations will then bo welcomed
to the National Capital by President
Taft, who is making a special trip
from Beverly for the purpose.
Corridors of the leading hotels of
tho city are now filled with men from
many lands, who have come from
east and west for this gathering. Not
since the International Red Cross
conference has Washington seen so
many different nationalities as
sembled as are here now, and in total
numbers the assembly of this week is
much larger than tho Red Cross
Number 3,000.
Delegates alone to tho hygiene con
gress number 3,000, and thero are many
others whom the congress has drawn
here, besides the wives and duughters
of numerous delegrttes.
The congress Is of tn'eres.t to men of
the most varied occupations. Including
those business men whom enlightened
self-interest makes active In humani
tarian matters.
Kor Instance, the Association of Llfo
Insurance Presidents is sending here
from New York tomorrow morning its
health committee and Its general coun
sel. Officials of the twenty-three great
life Insurance companies Buy that they
will closely watch proceedings here and
subsequently help to put Into practical
effect In this country the more im
portant reforms suggested.
All the physicians in this and other
countries have an eye on the congress
also; all the sociological and charity
workers of the world, all the health of
ficials, municipal. State or District, and
national are personally Interested, and
among the 3,000 delegates are many of
these. The congress Is devoted to ques
tions of human life and living, and theie
are no other questions of deeper appeal
to human beings.
Taft Will Greet Them.
Thirty-three men, heads of delega
tions, will be seated on the platform In
the general assembly room of the D.
A. It. Hall when President Taft Is in
troduced tomorrow morning. liesldea
these, some of the Amorican citizens
and officials who have worked arduous
ly for months) arranging tor tho con
gress will have seats in the place of
honor, and the State Department, un
der the auspices of which the congress
Is held, will be represented by the First
Assistant Secretary, Huntington Wil
son. Henry P Wolcott, president of the
Massachusetts board of health and pres
ident of this congress, will call the
meeting to order and Introduce the
President of the United States.
Brief responses to the addiess of wel
come will be made b the heads of the
various delegations, each Kpeaket being
limited to three minutes. At that, how
ever. If all the thirt -thief nations re
spond, over one hour and a half will be
occupied. After the welcoming and re
sponding ate done, Herr Piof Max
Rubner, one of German'B greatest sci
entists, and tlie chaliniAn of the perma
nent hygiene congress committee, will
make an uldress on the meaning of
hyglent and demography In the sanitary
betterment of the woild and the value
of co-operation among the nations
Garden Party at vhite House.
The delegates will then return to their
hotels for luncheon and to dress for the
garden party and reception at tho
White House, which begins at 3 o'clock.
At 8 In the evening there will be an
other plenary session, with an address
by a famous Englishman, Sir Thomas
Oliver, of Newcastle, who will talk on
"Dust and Fumes Kocs of Industrial
Life '
Two other plenary sessions will be
held on Tuesday and Wednesduy even
ings. Tuesduy evening Di Jacques
Bertlllon, chief of the bureau of mu
nicipal statistics of Pails, and Inventor
of the most widely used stathtlcal sh
tem, known as "human bookkeeping,"
will speak upon the theme. "Mortality
and the Causes of Death Through Oc
cupations." Wednesday evening the
plenary session will be addressed by
Dr. Zahn, a Bavarian official
Many Interesting Papers.
The above talks are the ones which
figure most prominently In the pro
gram, but there will be hundreds of
other addresses this week worthy of
note. In the nine sections and sub
sections there will be scores of papeis
read during the week.
The list of the nine sections of divi
sion 1 of the congress, that of hygiene,
gives some Idea of the extensive scope
of this assembly The becttons are
Hygienic microbiology and paiaolt
ologj, dietetic livgtene and hygienic
ph.lolog. . hygiene of Infancy and
childhood and school hygiene, subsec
tion of mental hygn ne hgiene of oc
cupations, contiul of Infectious dis
eases. State and municipal lisglene sub
section of sex hvgiene Ingieneof traffic
and transportation ulliiarj, naal, and
tropical (colonial) hygiene.
Cut Lips and Tongue Charg
ed to Mother's Al
leged Cruelty.
Woman Wanted to Rid Herself of
Family, They Declare She
Told Them.
Her baby lips and tonguo badly j
cut from violent contact with tho
spring bar of an iron crib, llttlo
Madeline Page, a nine-month-old
baby, will be muto witness against
her mother in Police Court tomorrow
mnpnlnff I
The mother, Mrs. Fidelia Page, is
to be arraigned charged with assault,
the complaint against her alleging
she threw against tho crib and oth
erwise assaulted her own child.
Neighbors of Mrs. Page, and per
sons living in the rooming house at
902 Twelfth street northwest, with
baby Madeline, will bear witness
against her.
Neighbors To Testify.
They have told the police they will
testify that Mrs. Page has been a neg
lectful and Inhuman mother, and among
other things placed a tub of water be
side tho child's crib, saying she hoped
that the babe would roll off the he'd Into
the water and be drowned apparently
by accident,
Mrs. Pago Is being held bv the police
at the House of Detention, charged with
assault, but Captain Holllnbergor, of the
First police precinct, considers her al
leged offense sufficiently grave to de
mand a real estate bond for hor release
from custody. Such bond has not been
furnished. Real estate bond Is demand
ed In assault cases only In rare In
stances. The specific complaint against Mrs.
Page Is one of assaulting the youngest
baby. Madeline.
Denies Any Wrongdoing.
In the meantime, Mrs. Page, con
fined in the House of Detention, has
her babies with her, and is giving them
every care an dattentlon She has shown
no aversion to them. She takcH her ar
rest quietly, and declares that she has
done no wrong.
About six months ngo, shortly after
the birth of Baby Madellnp, Mra Page
entered suit against her husband In the
District courts for a separation, accord
ing to tlie statement today of Mrs.
Herbert Barrlnger, one of the principal
witnesses In the case.
"Mrs Page told me this and much
more about herself," said Mrs Bar
ringer, proprietor of the rooming house
at 902 Twelfth Btreet northwest, where
the Pages occupied two basement
rooms "At one time, after I had re
peatedly remonstrated with her about
her treatment of the babies," said Mrs.
Barrlnger, "Mrs Page declared that she
would be glad to be rid of them."
Lost Separation Suit.
According to Mra. Barrlnger's stnn.
Mrs Page asked custody of tho chil
dren and $10 a month alimony In her
bult. The suit was denied by the courts,
and the judge advised Mrs. Page to
live with her husband Mrs Barring) i
declares that Mrs Pago has frequently
told her that there was another man
in the case, a first loe, and that as
the courts would give her no relief she
would he glad to be rid of the family
that stood In the way.
"Mis. Page said that while she could
do nothing, she hoped something would
happen." Mrs Barrlnger says.
Mrs. Baninger told of many instances
of cruel treatment of the Page children
li their mother, and says she had
nsked them to move. It was Mrs. Bar
linger who flist complained to the po
llen a week ago when Mrs. Page was
given another chance.
Mrs. Barrnnger will be the prlclpnl
witness In the case tomorrow as the
one who took Baby Madeline to the
police jesterduy with Its cut f.ice nttei
..eeing Hi mother, according to her own
allegation, throw It against an Iron
crib. Inflicting tho cuts.
"The baby wus shut In a close room
to sleep." continued Mis Barrlnger,
"and a small bath tub was repeatedlv ,
left at the side of its ungual ded bed. ,
When I remonstrated Mrs Page said
she wiih hoping It would loll or crawi
from the bed that no one could hear ,
It, and that, ns long as the water was
drtj, It would excite no suspicion" I
Women Wait While Men Gae,
Proprietor, Blow Safe, and Es
cape With $5,800.
NEW YORK. Sept. 22.-A robberv
which resembled the famous Jacobl
hold-up occurred earlv this morning,
when three men and two women In a
touring car got awav with JS00 cash and
J3.000 in gems from the Jewelry store of
G. Relchinan, 111 Second avenue.
While the women waited with the
muchlne, the men entered the store,
Jumped on the proprietor, who slept In
the rear, gagged him, and went to tho
safe, which thov blew open.
The theft was discovered by a Mrs.
Toblab who, seeing the store opened
about 9 o'clock, went In to make a
The door of the big safe was ajar, and
irds were standing empty on counters.
Baby and Mother She Mutely Accuses
wumx & cm
KBkBK Aged Nine Months, Whose Cut Tongue
'jHHKmHl Lips Are to Be Used as
M: ;M ft Evidence Against Mother.
Held by Police, Accused of Attempting
to Kill Her Baby.
Was Past National Com
mander of Union Vet
erans' Legion.
Gen. Thomas J. Shannon, past na
tional commander of the Union Veter
ans' Iegion, organizer of Encampment
111 of the Region and principal ex
a Tiiner in tl'e United Slates p'nslon of
fice, died last night at 11 "Vi o clock at
his residence, 319 Filth street south
east I'unernl services will he held from
tlw residence Tuesda aft -moon at 2
o'clock, conducted bv the Rf v. A H
Thompson, pnstoi of Wr.ugh Chapel
Methodist Kplscopal Chuich At the
burial In Rock Creek Cemetery two spe
cial serh'"s v 111 be held, on" In En
campment 111., Union Vetei ails' Re
gion, and thf othei by Washington
Centennial Lodge, No it, F. A A. M..
cf which Ciene.al Shannon was a char'
ter number
fjeneial Shannon was born In Rrook
lvn, N Y , August 15. 1S1C At the open
ing of the civil war ho enlisted In Com
pany C Fourteenth United States In
fantry, and served until Jul 2K 1&6I,
when he wis honorablv discharged. He
vns a member of the O A R.
He resided In New York State until
!84 when lie came to Washington as
special examiner In the Pension Office.
He his remained with the Pension Of
fice over slnie, serving as special ex
aminer, superintending examiner, chief
of the superintending examiners divis
ion, and !lnull as principal examiner.
He Is surlvcd bv his wife and four
children, Preston C Shannon, of this
city. Mi 8 n W Sommers of Chew
Chase. Md , Chestet A Shannon of
Brookbn, N Y, and Harold D Shan
non, of this city
Is Represented on Soldiers and
Sailors' Monument, But Attends
i Friend's Funeral.
PRPVIDENCE. R I . Sept. 22. John
H Read, of Cambridge, Mass., a civil
war veteran, who wus belleed to have
been killed in battle, and who Is repre
sented on the soldiers and sailors
monument here, astonished many of his
old comrades by appearing at the
funeral of Patrick Egan, former chief
of police of Providence
Egan Eaed Reads life by propping
him up against a tree on a battlefield
after be had been left for dead.
Twenty-four Pages
Says Man Who Wanted Her
to Go to New York Sug
gested Crime.
I.OWEI.U Mass , Sept 22. Gladys
Newell, a girl of sixteen years, charged
with an attempt to murder Mr. and
Mrs Fred M Joidan, the uncle and
aunt with whom she lled. confessed to-
da she put "Rough on Rats" In their
coffee because "they were her enemies,
and would not let her go to her old
home in New York "
Although badly frightened the girl Is
still unrepentant. In her confession she
"I decided last Monday that I would
kill my uncle and aunt. I vaiitod to
kill them because my aunt lud been
very cross to me.
Accuses New York Man.
"A man in northern New York named
Bartlett wrote to me and .old me how
I could kill my uncle and aunt with
poison so I could come to New York."
The police are trying to locate this
man to ascertain his motive, the girl re
fusing to give his address.
After drinking their coffee Mr. and
Mrs. Jordan became very 111. A physi
cian was called and found tho circum
stances so suspicious that he notified
the police
The coffee was analyzed and the
chemist found so much poison had been
put in It that the beveiage became an
emetic and defeated tho purpose of the
Confesses Her Guilt.
Supeiintendent of Police Welch ques
tioned tlie girl, who ut Hist denied any
knowledge of the crime, but, after be
ing arrested and confronted with posi
tive proof of her guilt, broke down and
it Is claimed that the girl's desire to
return to New York is the result of
alluring stories told to her by men who
were trlng to get her to go back.
Takes Police Chief Outside City
Limits and Runs Seventy
Miles an Hour.
ATTLEBORO. Mass., Sept 22. Wil
liam M Wood. Jr., son of the president
of the Amei loan woolen mills, took a
novel revenge on Chief Wilbur, of the
Attleboro police, for arresting him for
Aftei paying a line of $17 the j oung
man lmited the chief to ride to Boston
with him and, after leaving the limits
of this town, speeded up his car to sev
enty miles an hour, and gave the chief
a w lid i Ide, paying no heed to his
frantic pleadings to slow down
Woman Is Vindicated
By Deathbed Confession
HUNTINGTON. Ind . Sept 22. Mrs.
John Epps, who served twenty-three
j ears In the Indiana woman's prison
for the muidor of her husband, and who
was paroled six years ago, has been
vindicated b the death-bed confession
of Henry Epps. a brother, who died a
few weeks ago
Epps, before ding, said he poisoned
hia brother.
Harford County Sheriff
Says He Will Take Rac
ing Officials, Too.
Track People, Defiant, DecTang
Monday's Program Will Bo
Run Off.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 22. Confer
ences were held today by State ofll
ciala involved in the move to close
up the race track at Havre de Grace,
following which it was announced
positively that some, if not all, of
the bookmakers at the track tomor
row afternoon will be arrested. Fur
thermore, it was announced that un
der the law the officials of the track
can also be arrested and that it is
probable one or more will be taken
into custody in case there is any bet
ting at the track.
State's Attorney Stiffle, of Har
ford county, the man who is made
directly responsible by Governor
Goldsborough for the conditions at
Havre de Grace, declared positively
today that arrests will be made to
morrow afternoon and that he will
prosecute tho cases to tho limit. At
torney General Edgar Allan Poe,
under whose opinion showing viola''
tion of the law the governor is act
ing, will give him every assistance.
Officials Defiant.
Stephenson A. Williams, counsel for
the racetrack association, declared that
the track would be opened tomorrow
unless a court order prevented. He held
that the meet was being conducted le
gally and that the commissioners, were
empowered to Issue licenses and make
other regulations for race meets.
"We could hardlv be expected to hold
a meeting on Sunday," said Thomas C.
Hopkins, one of the directors of the
racing association, when asked If tho
directors had conferred with one an
other regarding the decision of the gov
ernor to have the track closed.
"Things are moving along nicely," ha
continued, "and we are not In the least
disturbed by what has happened. Be
sides, the people of Havre de Grace are
making plenty of money, and thev are
not such a bad lot of people, either."
Try to Legalize Commission.
Evidently fearing the position of Mr.
Poe was weU taken, and In an eleventh
hour attempt to legalize the commis
sion, four of the Harford county racing
commissioners M. H. Fahey, L. J. Will
iams. Dr. T. L. Tubbs, and J. A.
Shi Iver appeared before Court Clerk
Robinson at Bellaire to take the oath.
Later In the evening Commissioner
James T. Jones also appeared before
Justice Anderson. He refused to qualify
them, and thev went before Magistrate
George W Richardson, who adminis
tered the oath.
By the opinion given by Mr. Poe, the
I future of Plmllco is placed In Governor
Goldsborough's hands, it Is said. The
thiee racing commissioners of Bt'timoro
county Redmond C Stewart. Spalding
Lowe Jenkins, and Frederick Von Kapff
did not qualify This renders their ap
pointment by the legislature void If Mr.
Poe's contentions are upheld
Body Buried Two Years and Medi
cal Examination Says Lad
Was Evidently Murdered.
22 The skelet i twelve-year-old
bov was found t nlng by laborers
grading the Rlvt Tammar school
grounds here " was about a
foot below the su. and apparently
had been bulled about o years. Med
ical Examiner George F Allerton today
announced that the skull had a deep
hole In It, probabl) caused by a blow,
and that the boy evidently had been
An Investigation was begun
Man Charged With Murder Takes
Ground Glass and
Sulphur. m
PITTSBURGH. Sept. 22 Frank Ro
nelo who Is charged with murdering
Joseph Wilson, near Huntingdon, Pa.,
attempted to commit suicide In his cell
early toda by taking a mixture of
giound glass and sulphur
His trial clored yesterday with the
Jurv still out and while awaiting the
verdict he attempted his life. 111b con
dition Is critical.

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