OCR Interpretation

The Washington times. [volume] (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, May 20, 1913, LAST AND HOME EDITION, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1913-05-20/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

; -M-- J??C5'SlSa
Cloudy Tonight; Warmer.
Full Report on Page 2.
Home Edition
Yesterday's Circulation, 49,510.
Fourteen Pages
AT $1,152,620
Report of Special Board of
Appraisers Was Made
Public Today.
$152,620 Excess of Valuation
Over $1,000,000 Presented
to Trust Company.
The report of the appraisers of the
Munsey ullding and the land which
It occupies was made public today,
the total value being fixed at $1,152,
62t. With a view to the purchase of the
building for a banking home, the
Munsey Trust Company and Mr. Mun
sey each appointed an appraiser to
fix upon the value of the building.
These two appraisers, Mr. Louis P.
Shoemaker, representing the trust
company, and Mr. J. L. Heiskell, rep
resenting Mr. Munsey, were author
ized to name a third appraiser. They
accordingly named Mr. Harold E.
Doyle. AH three of these men are
expert appraisers, with a thorough
knowledge of Washington land val-
Fixed By Appraisers
The price Axed by them as the iraluej-
of -the plot oi ground on wmch--the
Munsey Building stands was t250.W.
which is V2.30 per square foot for the
nlire area of 70x15, This committee
'secured 'from James L. Parsons, the
weJHraeTT! .Washington builder, n
Brlee for constructing a similar build-
Ir. A duplicate of tho Munsey Gliding.
UI. aiBVlia I1KU1CS HViC ilIV.'J-J 1L II-
fa T)MJSimB 41 IP JU .h-A tVllk fWl lit
out carrvlmr charces-that I. Interest
during, the period of construction and
without architect's fees or superintend-'
nce of coostructlon. These three items j
eat. H0.00O, and superintendent s salary. J
12.600 amount to v&3m which mim add
ed to the JSW.000 builders' price, made
the run cost of the building, not in
cluding the land. 9,m
Messrs. Shoemaker, Heiskell and Doyle
gave in Mr. Parsons' estimate on the
value of the building itself as their ap
praisal, which, added to the land esti
mate. Axes the total value of the prop
erty at JUSGO.
Mr. Munsey's OBer.
By a special agreement entered into
between the Munsey Trust Company
and Mr. Munsey, the building was to
be sold to the trust company at the
price found by the board of appraisers
to be its value, provided, however, the
figures did not exceed J1,V,05, the si-m
at which lr. Munsey originally pro
posed selling the building to the trust
company. Mr. JIunsej volunteered the
proposal that any sum fixed upon l y
the appraisers in excess of J1.W,WD he
would present to the trust company as
Thus. The Munsev Trust Company
gets for Jl.OCO.OOO a property of the value
of $1,152,620. which enables it to start
with a surplus of JI52.CT0 at no cost to
the stockholders. This surplus of la2.re
on the capital of JiOOO.CO. makes the
book value of the stock of The Muney
Trust Company J10T.5O at the outset.
Lorimer Is to Run
For Senate Again
Wtlliam Lorimer is nearly readv to
publicly announce his cand'dacy for
United States Senator rrom Illinois.
He will run at the Republican primaries
in April.
Already he has notified close friends
In Wnehlncrtnn and IlllnolR of hlw rlr.
... .. . --;rr--"- .-:i" r.r.. i
cision. anu a Pr"'" "' . """'"1 ,
HUB OCfll rWliru mihi .nr .f.jth i
vl.n- of eieetlntr him In November 1914
Mr. Lorimer will stump overy county teisy and results in the lar.inei of
of Illinois. lie will raise the li-sue il-at i Jvi.MCOl b the companies for Uixea du
In first verdict In his case, which vjt I an,i more than I,KJ a ear lioreaftei
favorable to him. was a just veru-i.
wnhichthat :h:rrtrz:ncX .
coercive mothod. j
II . t-l i
Urges Direct Election
Of Nation's Executive
Congressman P.rltten. an Illinois Ite
publican. toda Introduced a bill oro
'ding for the direct elect'on of tin- J
President find Vlr President and
Ilmlt'ng their tenure of office to one (
tetrn of six tears The bill Is so i
drawn that it would not prevent the
rnndldac-" of Colonel Roosevelt. Prof.
Tuft or Piekldent Wilson. If either
should dcblre to run again.
The elimination of the names of
electors on the ballot, Mr, Britten
asserts, would shorten the ballot 'i
per cent
The long ballot means rule by pol
iticians: the short ballot, rule by the
voters.'' said Congressman Britten.
Denies Statements
Accredited to Her
Miss M J DIckman, of the office
force of the Geological Survey. dnles
the report that she was partially over
come by the smoke and gas resulting
from the Sunday afternoon fire Jn the
Hooe building, or that she was alarmed
by the situations attending her txlt
from the building. She says that state
meats credited to her expressing fear
war act MMwrlwa,
To Wed Clubman
jSw ' v. j- v.-J.sHHs.s a?
lBBBBBSBIBIKV..' i.w . v."? .
j Engagement Announced by
Mother of Bride-to-Be, Mrs.
J.K Howell Carroll.
Major John Phillip Hill member of the
Metropolitan Club. pfrteJTSTfmfMary
land National etuarri. and United States
.dlgtrirt att6rney for AVrjland. Is to
r ,Br' .. . n
marry nuzanne e.s-0ii. or iuu
more, daughter of the late J. Howell
Carroll, formerly United States consul
at Cadiz, and the great-grandson of
J" "arles Carroll
of Carrollton. The
bride-to-be is accordingly a great-great-
granddaughter of the signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
The approaching wedding of the two
If of great interest In Washington,
where both Major Hill and Miss Carroll
are prominent. Mr. Hill when in Wash
ington makes his headquarters at the
The engagement of the two was an
nounced in Baltimore today by Mrs.
J. Howell Carroll, the mother of the
bride-to-be. Mrs. Carroll Is a descend-
L?L 'VZI1""0 "la.ry'a"?
familics. the Rogerses. Dulanxs. and
Grafton The prospective bridegroom
Is a descendant of "ol. Ebenezer Ban
croft, and. by right of this descent Is a
member of the Massachusetts Society
of the Cincinnati. He is a graduate of
Johns Hopkins and the Harvard law
srhool. Major Hill Is a cousin of Mrs.
Charles Carroll, of Baltimore
Major Hill and Miss Carroll are great
friends of Robert W. Chambers, the
novelist, and Mrs. Chambers, and his
book. "The Gay Rebellion." Is dedicated
to Miss Carroll. Reference Is also made
to "J. H.." who Is Major Hill.
The wedding will take place next
month, and many Washlngtonlans will
be bidden to attend.
Reach Compromise
On Gas Tax Fight
A compromise was reachc I toda in ,
the litigation between the Distrlrt and
flis. n'a.hlnnti.n ?n. I .l.f frtn. ...... I
...... .. .. ........ v.. -j- -i .r)..fc .." .'..
ifii the Georgetown Jas Company over
the special tax against the seivl-'e plpex
of the two corporations It was e
liected that til- suits would be carried
"--"" '"-' ' -
'" niled S:alcs Supreme court
the final bett!cmcnt cndt th" contro-
Th ..., ,.. of ihp -,,,-.. rr i
umn .. street ianv!.:.-fi5,;z.!mi
service shall be .ei rafter r-ard.l as j
,reeariieii as pcisonai pioperi. u n- cm-
zri :n,AK;nl ,aN anU ,,0, 8Ub,,rtl
nev; asM'ssmeiit will fix the valuol
the service pl'S of the Waahing-
oi Gts l.lght companv it Ii'jiwhi
whi.-i means i special tax c.f Ji.tt a
year, while th. assessment or the
t;corgelown Gas Mghl Company s serv. '
Ice pipe w l!l be
I3i'.7. with
tax of Z33 7.
Ebbitt House Manager
Up on Liquor Offense
George F Schutt. proprietor of tins
Ebbitt House, Is on triul before a Jurj in
the District branch of the Police Court
this afternoon charged with belling
liquor In the cafe of his hotel after
hours. The case rests on whether the
hotel proprietor. b serving Intoxicants
through his agents after midnight In
the cafe Is guilty of violating the law
if the.lrlnks woie purchabed and paid
for before midnight.
Sues Owner of Motor.
Ten thoufcand dollars Is asked by
Bertram C. Spurr In a suit filed in the
District Supreme Court today against
Fianklli. J. Drake. He alleces that
while U was riding a bicycle near
Thirteenth and O streets on May .
last, he was run down by an automo
bile driven by tne defendant
Massachusetts Prisoner Says
Wool Company President
Was Back of Plan.
Contradictory Evidence Finally
Forced From Man Who Tells
of Dynamite Scheme.
BOSTON. May 20. The complete
story of the planting of dynamite to
discredit the Lawrence strikers dur
ing the tetxile mill troubles of Janu
ary, 1912, was revealed In court to
day. It came from the lips of Dennis
J. Collins, the Cambridge dog fancier,
who aided John J. Breen, the Law
rence undertaker and politician, who
has already paid a fine of $500 for
his part in the plot, in placing it
about the city.
Collins, jointly indicted with Will
iam M. Wood, multi-millionaire presi
dent of the American Woolen Com
pany, and Frederick E. Atteaux, head
of a big mill supply house, had been
nraptipallv abandoned bv his wealthrlfluer his indomitable will. Today he
, - - -
Witness Testifies.
Collins testified that, after examining
the package given him by Breen he was I
cur'ous as to Its use and asked Breen
what he w-as going to do. He testified.
"He said to me. 'Do you know Presi
dent Wood, of the American Woolen
' "I told him I did not. and lie said.
"Well, never mind, it'l be a good Joke
anyhow." "
Counsel forWood objected to this evi
dence and the court, ruled that its
competency as determining the exist
ence, of-,-a ..conspiracy .rtw be proven
bv other wltnesse."
'Collins said the first time lie knew of
what' had been done was when he read
in the papers that djnamlte had been
found In Lawrence. He declared Preen
had told him that he was to get 5-1 .
"lor Dlaclng a Joke." and he had l.roin-
lsed to divide equally, a pru'fljse whlcn
was not kept.
"Whv did Breen tell you he was do-
ing this?"
"He told me the Syrians licked him
at the last election, hut that this 'joke ,
of his would teach them a lesson jiw ,
noma matte mm major ui mc mj.
"You are sure he Fald this?"
Weil that is the best of my ricol-
lectlon." I
Talked About Millionaire. i
"Now I want pu to tell us the exact ,
words that were used that night re- f
gardlng Mr W'ood. I want jour exact
f tltlnir lie Ball. lllM them naH mil.
.- back of Wm, nAhtLh'S"3,?2
the Tmrr!cS"wooen rompanJV- '" "
"Are tou sure that was all? I
"I think so."
"Now. don't ou remember what vou .
told me about this i-onversatlon In my
office a dav or so ago?"
"I think I do." ,
"What did you tell me'
Counsel objected strennouslv acainst
this question, but the curt ruled It
competent, and Collins said: l
"I told vou "Brren said he had mil
lions back" of him. and that If he did as (
he was told he would be milo major of i
Lawrence.' '
"Didn't you tell me that he tod ou
that be bad President Wood and other
ble millionaires behind him?"
Defene counvl Interposed strenuous
objections, declaring the prosecutor was
trjlng lo put words In the wltnesV
P Metier InsisWd that he bad the right
to rpfrfh the witness" recollection and
also to ibow if -neresp.-m. that the
- nn l.n, t s.t...crft li1 titatlmnnv xllw e
i rriv." The toiirt ruled that the
wltn-ss mlcht answer, and th witness
..M tliat lie li:ifl tnlil tile lllStrlrt
at- i
....... ...... .. - -- - -
tnat nrecn Tola nini uini irai- i
deni Wood was ba"'k of him
"Little Nervous" In Court.
"How then do ou reconcile thl con
ttndictlou in our testimony?'
"Well, I remember It now But I lo'd
ou nil I remembered at first ar 1 am I
j n i tiu ....rvitiic liiw. toclnv. Hut I re- !
member now .hat Breen .111 It II me that
vre.l.lent Wo d was luck of him.
'".Vcl. I fell and dropped the
-...... n , oll( nho ,h,, ,i1Pr
- wB-Hmrr," ""'" to Kl"
I did not '
I Attornev Htiriout nf 'rron ip-h ns
1 tbre Is nothing In the :stinvnv cou
. R Mr Wood with th's dvnami
, '" , , Pross-examln.-."
I"-"1'"1-' '" " ' rr-'A
th's iivnaiiiue
Cuban Chief Takes
Oath Without Fight
HAVANA. Mav 20. -Another precedent
In the hlstor of the republic of Cuba ,
was established today when Gen. Mario
n. Menocnl. amid Impressive ceremonv.
was Inaugurated president to succ-ted
Gen. Jose Miguel Gomez. Without revo
lution or disturbance of any kind, a
Cuban bad succeeded a Cuban as the
republic's ruler
The Inauguration took place In the
Senate Chamber of the palace, that
ancient building where formerly the
Spanish captains general of colonial
dajg held awa.
A parade of l,00n regular soldiers In
gorgeous uniforms and a score of more
civic organizations preceded the cre
mnny. President Menocal was accom
panied o the palace by his wife, mid
the "first lady" of Cuba had as much
attention as did Iter husband.
No haufiuct ami no limuguial ball vv'II
mark the oecss'on. which acaln Is con
trary to Cuban custom, and the new
president will smash precedent still
further by not living Is the palace.
Childless Couple
Take Own Lives by
Gas Asphyxiation
NEW YORK, May 20. Heart
broken because, after nine
years of married life, they were
without children, Ellsworth
Campbell, a wealthy contractor
of Wood Harm, and his wife
ended their lives early today. A
policeman broke into the Ells
worth apartment and found the
couple. Their hands were clasp
ed apd the fumes of gas were
pouring into the room.
Friends of the conple knew of
their grief and recently tried to
cheer them, but when Ellsworth
became Inrolred In some slight
financial trouble it is believed
they agreed to end their lives
Poisoned Georgian Revives
Little; Asks Ball Score, Then
Wishes for End.
MACOX. Ga.. May 20. B. Sanders
Walker is still fighting the death from
poison which rihvslclans say must con-
,..... .... .i i. .
as siiK'iii.t ueuur, muuKii nc.itci,
but he lost some of his fighting" spirit.
expressing the hope to nurses th.it
death would come soon to relieve his
suffering. ..,
took a bichloride of mercury tablet by
, . j .tr .. .-.- . ... ---
mistake for a headache cure. No case
In medical annals parallels his, the
usual experience with bichloride being
death of the ictlm within forty-eight
In Walker's case, the expected par
alyses of the kidneys set in earl-, but
to the surprls? of physicians this con
dition wa sapparcntly relieved today.
The young banker suffers intense pain,
as the poison consumes his tissues, and
the physicians' orders against food or
di Ink ndd-tonliestr-sUffcflntiT
EarK- this morning, after the patient
had slept peacefully for n number of
hours, lie nwakened'amlllng and wanted
lo hnw ,. -score of the Georgle Tech
hnseball came."
neorciu Tech was Walker's alma
maler. when told his team had won.
tnc patient expressed pleasure, and
immediate! v went back to sleep.
wa'.vi said earl today that he had
confidently expected death last night,
,,, a8 CVpn more certnln of it today.
i,t physicians think If he can keep ip
his strength there Is a fighting charcc.
Pennsylvanian Named
Labor Bureau Officer
Edward ? McCSraw. of WHIIamsport.
pa., todny was appointed b 1-e-rciar.v
..r Y ln- tVllt.r... fla hfet tUin f I jlnt In I
clerk. Mr McGraw N youe at.nrne,.
"" -t present among Ihe o.er.cal
force oi me nre maisuai ni iiarnsnurK
i'a. lie is a memner oi me in'rawraiic i
iub of WilliHinspoit. of the mate Cell- ,
trai Democratic committee, .md took
a leading part in the last Congressional
rampalci, I ''at sent Mr Wilson I.- on-
gretis. Mr MrOriiw n III come to ash-'
Ingtun Immedliteb Ills position is the ,
last of Ihe confidential pns'tions In the
now department c xrepted from the c-lvll I
Burleson Orders Annual
Test of Office Scales
A periodical trt of all caies used In
th parrel pout n-nh-e was ordered by
Postmaster General Murlevni today. In
the past, tin general test for valoy had
been made after the' were once In
stalled. A recent investigation revealed
as a coiisequenre i ii.it in nianv in
.... . i .. r ... , . .
""- - " ......... ... .... m....-
cur.iie one hi hmic nun nam ner.M'p
Tests of all scales sue to be mnde at
the earliest possible moment, vlth ,i
peiiodir test I'l the future At present
over aMVfln .si ales .-m- In nee 111 the
postal serle ami testing then will be
Ilo -infill uliilei Inking
Try Hotel Proprietor
For Liquor Violation
Horace II .lailme propnetor of Ihe
Geliise. Hotel Tii.lli .mil R streets
northwest, nnil .lolm li.-tnsliiiry. n waiter
emplovcd :it the . staliliHlimi nt. will be
arraigned in tin ln.t,!ct brnnch of the
(Police Couit tins nfti inoiin on a charge
of sellliiK and ilisinsiiu; intoicating
ll'iuor to time pn v. Tin- chaigcs are
'the result of an inv rsiuMiou winch en-
sued oni nigh about ,. month ago when
police or the Ft a ire. met followed
four girls Into .Inrlioi h plac Th.- girls
l were tnliiii fion tin place anil the fol
lowing dav W.-aii orporntlon Coun
ts! I Vllll.ini.s u-hucd u.iiriint.M against
i the hotel keeper and tin waiter
Emma Goldman and Her
Manager Under Arrest
I SAN DIF.GO, r.il .m.,j ;n-i:mma
G Idm.in and l.ei mauasci, Di Ben
P.eitman. vv arcMcd here earlv to
ri i ami liHlgid in the couiit.v Jail.
Tre.V Witv taken from :l S.inln Fo Irntn
at t a m
when tl.cv unlved fiom I.oi
King Reported Slain.
Mnv 'Ji A dikontrli toilnv
from vlenn
sas that follnvvcis of HV.i
Bev had a,aKln.itci nld Pasha, foi
1II.-1 IIIIKIMt lOmillillil.til ..f i-. .I.-..-I
Senators Arrange for Thorough
Investigation of Outrages
in Coal Districts.
Members of Board Will Go Into
West Virginia to Learn First
hand Story of Abuses.
The Senate Committee on Educa
tion and Labor will meet tomorrow,
in accordance with a call issued by
Senator Hoke Smith, its chairman,
today, and will order a prompt and
favorable report on the resolution of
Senator Kern for a thorough inves
tigation into the West Virginia strike
The resolution will be adopted by
the Senate within a few daya. Agree
ment as to the procedure has been
reached by the leaders. Nothing can
now stop the probe. In spite of the
bitter opposition emanating from the
mining interests.
To Enlarge Inquiry.
Senator Smith today announced the
.. ... .
i meeting or tne commuiee tomorrow.
; The work of the committee tomorrow
will be to broaden the scope of the
An amendment proposed by Senator
Works will be Incorporated. The
amendment provides that the Investiga
tion shall extend to the cstlon of
wages paid and In general to the condi
tions leading up to the ikrlko In th'e
Pnlnt Creek and Cabin Creek regions
The present arrangement Is that the
actual work of Investigating conditions
shall be placed In the hands of a sub
committee of the education and .labor
committee, of which Senato. Borah, is
to be. a member, the other two members
to be probably Senators Bwarison. vand
Shields. Friends Df the investigation"
are greatly pleased that Senator Boiah
Is to be active, in the Inquiry. They be
I .""if.
lieve ne will insist on Knowing the
Senators To Visit Scenes.
Xot contenting Itself with Jnvestlgat-
Ing at long range, the subcommittee
will go Into the Paint Creek andCab'n
Creek regions and see thinrs for" Itself. J
The men and women who. It Is charged. I
have heen grossly abused and Rus
slnnlied will be Interrogated. Governor ,
Hatfield and the West Virginia officials
w'll be grilled and probably thin wlll
also occur In West Virginia Instead of
here Kor this decision to send the sub
committee to West Virginia there are
substantial reasons.
Reluctant witnesses could not easily
be compelled to come here to testify.
However. If the miners should attempt
lo come here, against the wishes of the
operators, they would run thp risk of
Igettlic Into trouble with the guards.
. "The mine guards would beat them up
, If they tried lo come " said Senator
. Kern. "The onK thine tn .1.. in in unH
me subcommittee to west Virginia.
,. ... . .
ticrn ureatly Pleased.
Senator Kern Is pleased at the fact
,h lneRtRat0n Is t0 he lleId H
. ,,,,.. . . ,
e" "'' ,s letters and telegrams this
morning, some of them urging the ln-
vestlRation. others commending him for
the success of his efforts to force an in
The Indiana Senator has not vet had
an audience with Hugene V. Debs, but
he will see him If he comes here, and
will gladh listen to Mr Debs" version
of the situation.
Many Roll Calls to
Be Taken on Tariff
Roll calls and more roll calls will be
required on the tariff hill in the Senate.
This was made plain today when Sen
ator Smoot 'et It be known he would
besln offering amendments as soon ns
t'ie consideration of the hill was under
taken on the iloor Moreover, Senator
Sinoot sa'tl he would demund n roll call
on everv amendment
The Finance Committee tod.ij talked
over the matter of what sort "of .t lUr
of question to submit to manufartur- I
rs subcommittee to nrenarn .-. t '
j of questions was named, coinistlng of
Senators Simmons, sitone and Williams.
Cincinnati Street Car
Strike Has Been Settled
I CINCINNATI. Ohio. Maj Ji) -Street
1 ir set vice suspended almost complcte-
1 for nine uavs. was resume I toda.v. i
fo"iuvinc " smiling oi an :igreemeiit
hv repiesentat.vc.s of the Cincinnati
Tr.ut'oii Companv and their .n.nin strlk
,,; .mpio.ves. The ettl-niM,,t Hj!l
i. tched lnet night lifter 'onfery.tcis
liiKtlnR all da
The stiil.e vvjs one oT the most ae
rtous '' experienced hciv Kloting
I liecaine " mok.hi ih.ic irouji were ak
.. .. ,,, ,,vl,- ,i?K. i
an application wis mmle by
ii rece'ver for the rompiiny
...I oi ami
ill. in for
j T'ds """ "
' drnpi" d
ih expected.
will now be I
Boy Held for Robbery.
S illers.
who in companv
,.c, .1, ..
r.s. the police al- :
.. 1 1 h IVVO
nth -r
., v in eked iIimvii nini tobber Jan,e-
,H, of -TI Jlarvland avenue south- (
. . -i Sullll.l.'lV IllRht. was airili.n.,i
. the I nitec' states branch of the
'" ......r, t.t,lf)r un.l I..I.I I a... -a.
,,,.,. ...... i ,....-., iieio in ji.iiuu
li. lie's
Sunday In Philadelphia.
', o.teiest and tilcasure.
A Tnp Full
i-iunuay ex-
ioriein "' --6n I'lillaelelphia and
t" i' :J"".,,..J ,.:.".-': ""?: :
.1 .ttiiil;it' Mnv .R r .
.alii liiiiii'"" - -" '" v.nc.iier, .U0
Millionaire Who
1W yV f
1 sr.r:'-sHPV I
.. LBW.L.'-Tlfc jSjsjfjy sjsjv.vy;-j sj
sjasjjMasjjsjjaHHMssjjssjsjsjsjkrJS ; iimj n i " ''TTi tM II
Petworth Company Helps Save
Home of H. E. Doyle After
Fast Run to Chevy Chase.
Covering a distance of iirly five
mllea In seven minutes, an automobile
fire engine and hose carriage rated from
Petworth to Chevv Chase this morning. I
arr'ving in
time to save the handomc ;
.i. i.... ..r ut,i i.- iinvin
esldenre of Harold h. " p
suburban re
from destruction by the flumes, and
serv Ing as an object lesson of the high
efflclenrv and value of motor drawn
fire aprara'us. specially for suburban
An nlarm was sounded calling o it
No. 21 motor company, which has Its
headquarters at Georgia avenue and
Ilock Creek Church road. IVtwurt.i.
The streets were falrlv clear of pedes
tralns and other vehicles and the lire
engine had n clear field that warranted
going at top speed
Assistant Driver Stein was at the
wheel of the hose carriage, which car
ried Captain Buseher and font other
men. and Assistant Prlver Oden was
running the engine. From Fourtenth
street, the two pieces of apparatus turn
' ed Into Columbia road thence to Calvert j
.street, where they crossed Itock Creek .
t... ........a luln I iiMr.ellcot ile!llle Til..
isSia SKSV Aircras51,,&hSs.viffi
hose car
The lire did about t-T.(' danuigf to
the povle home. The blnze started on
the porch off the kitchen, and is believed
have been c.iuseu ny an inerneaieu
tireless cooke' The chief damage was
to the library on the first Hour.
Strikers Cannot Meet
Within City Limits
PATKKSON. N J Jl' 2, -Striking
nv u-orkers today were driven from
! the cltv limits of Patcrson to hold their
i meetings. Owners of Turn Hall and
I Helvetia Hall were notified b.v the police
imam- Unit tnei WOUICI m- .irrraira i"r
maintaining disorderly places if thej
permitted strike meetings in their halls,
"strlk" leaders then went to Riverside
T,r nnii. hut were turned away from
there bv the owner who had been warn
i I..- il.e nollre
At all three halls.
i mounted police were stationed
. I.. .. Ar.. It. .1.1
to see
that no ineeiiiis ..v...
VlftV-SPVell PICKCl.-l reiureci
to pay
flni-s of $1" each for unlawful assembly, j
and were sent to Jail for ten da.vs. .
250 Philadelphia and Return $2.50. hit the southern tip. the nearest" portion
Onlv $" S lo Chester, and $2.0fl to Wil- j of the I'nlted States to the Tropic of
rnin'gtori'and return. Pennsylvania Rail- Canter, and practically the only town
road next Sundav. May 25, special train of anv lslze and Importance in the re
leaves Washington 7.10 A. M. Advt. public without & railroad.
Passed Away Today
Capitalist Who Built Florida
and East Coast Railroad
Succumbs in South.
WEST PALM BEACH. Fla., May 20.
Henry M. Flagler. Standard Oil mag
nate and builder of the Florida and
Kast Coast railroad
died at his vinter
home. "Whitehall." here today.
Jlrs. Flagler and Mrs. Henry
rieas KlaKler were with him. Fc
For sev
eral hours after his death an effort was
made to withhold the fact. The body
will be conveyed to St. Augustine for
interment at that place in the family
The date of the funeral has not yet
been set.
Mr. Flagcr, who was eighty-three
ears old. had been 111 for months. His
death has been epectCc hourly for the
past eight weeks, and the announcement
today w-as no surprise.
During the laet day or so Flagler was
as near death as he could be and live,
according to his wife, who has been with
bint constantly During the past few
days stimulants have been administered
ohurly to keep him alive.
Henr M. Klacler. Standard Oil mae-
nate. railroad builder, builder and owner
of hotels, and the man who "made"
Florida, was one of the small coterie
of men who were associated with John
'. Rockefeller In founding the Standard
Oil Companj, and became enormously
rich with the growth of that gigantic
.Mr Flagler s business activity
reached Into many fields. He be
come Interested in railroads, mines,
and banks, bought large ttrctches of
timber lands, and about twenty years
ago. re-cognizing tne possioiuiies oi
Morula, ne uegan me development oi
the resources of that State upon a
large scale. He began to build fallroads
In Florida, connecting with Kaalein
s.v stems, erected a number of magnifi
cent hotels, among them the famous
Ponce de Leon at St. Augustine, the
Alcazar, anil the Cordova, and with his
second wife spent every winter upon
his fine estate near the Florida coast.
His first wife, who had been n Miss
Shrouds, daughter of a poor Episco
palian clergyman In Philadelphia, be
came insane, and after her husband
had spent a fortune in an effort to re
store her reason, he obtained a divorce,
ami. In 1901. married Miss Mary I.lly
Hennn. daughter of Capt. W. R. lian
w. of Kenansvllle. N. C, who survives
The Florida Kast Coast railway was
his most notnble achievement It rep
resents a rallwn IS miles In length,
from Jacksonville at the northern end
of the State of Florida tn k'sr Wet.
On Reply of Japan to U. S.
Note Depends Further Ac
tion in Land Bill Case.
Official Circles Fear Island Em
pire May Plead Honor of
Nation Is at Stake.
A critical stage has been reached
In the California-Japanese situation.
a it la now up to Japan to say whe
ther she will insist on the Federal
Government eradicating the objec
tionable anti-alien land act.
On the rejoinder of Japan to this
Government's reply that the Webb
Bloodgood bill does not contravene
the commercial treaty of 1911 and
that the legislation is not intended
as a blow at the national honor of
Japan hinges the crisis in the nego
tiations. Sent Last NigHt.
The reply was translated and caolcd
to Tokyo last night, which means that
it reached the Japanese foreign office
this forenoon, there being a difference
of fourteen hours In time between the
two capitals.
Under the superficial veil of optimism
in Administration circles, there Is a fear
that Japan will firmly reject the argu
ments of Secretary of State ltr?an, as
drafted by John Bassett Moore, coun
selor for the State Department. There
Is not the sUghtesthope that the ex
planation win meet the demands of the
formal protest submitted by Viscount
Calnda, the- Japanese ambassador, al
though, there is confidence that the
negotiations will ultimately be attend
ed with success.
"What will Janan do about it?" That
la the pertinent question here. Those
closest to President Wilson and his
advisers are confident that the rejoin
der will be even more emphatic tutan
the protest, and will elaborate on the
question 01 national nonor anu tne 0. in
criminatory spirit in which the law
was enacted, going beyond the mere
contention that there has been a tech
nical violation of a treaty.
Arbitration Plea.
Should Japan continue to hold the
alleged violation of the commercial
treaty as the fundamental basis for the
protest, the next course would be a
plea for arbitration, as provided In the
arbitration convention of 1908, but on
the other hand, should "national honor"
develop as the paramount Issue, the
negotiations will assume a decidedly
dangerous state, as the latter question
is not open to arbitration at The Hague.
United States Is not willing to arbi
trate, despite Secretary Bryan's ful
mlnatlons on peace and arbitration, for
two reasons, one that the reply la
based on the assertion that there has
been no violation of a treaty to in
volve the Interpretation of the conven
tion, and the other that the Senate
is unquestionably antagonistic, andy
consequently, would r.ot produce tfiw
necessary two-thirds vote to approve
such a course.
The ultimate result would, therefore,
resolve Itself into a question of wheth
er Japan would either have to recede
or adopt some new course a possible
situation which is causing the grave
concern to President Wilson and State
Department officials. In a word, when
diplomacy fails to settle the dispute
and the possibility of arbitration Is re
moved there will come the real crisis,
a time when Japan must defend her na
tional honor or back down.
The replv now being considered by the
Japanese foreign office is this:
The commercial treaty of 1911 is not
violated by the California anti-alien
land act In any particular.
The State of California, unde- our
complex form of government, has the
right to anact anv law not In conflict
with the Constitution or a treitj and
this fact should have been recognized in
the negotiation of the treaty.
While deploring the lecislution. al
though recognizing its validity, no un
precedented discrimination is intended
The National Government has re
sorted to every possible means to pre
vent any breach In the frlcndl rela
tions between the United States and
Japan, and has thrown everv possible
safeguard about the treaty rights of
Officials of the State Department and
the Japanese embassy believe that
Japan's rejoinder will reach Washing
ton within the next ten elas as th
Issues are now clear cut. and no de.a
Is neeessar In bringing diplomatic ne
gotiations to a close
Met at neon.
Finance committee Democrats hold ses
sion. Subcommittee of Senate will be sent
Into West Virginia coal fields.
Prestdent sends nominations to Sena'e.
Met at noon.
Congressman SiJson obtained con-ent to
address body for one hour Friday
Adjournment taken until Friday.
Congressman Prouty Introuuc-e.l bill to
amend District Insurance law-j.
Congressman Britten Introduce.! bill for
direct elections of President and Vice
lresident and a slx-ear term theres-
Bill for one-cent letter postigd lftro-
duced by Congressman Rousa.

xml | txt