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The 'llagftrogftm Hitter
Partly cloudy; cool.
(Full Report on Page Two.)
NUMBER 8679.
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Tells Naval Advisory Board
Whole Nation Is Convinced.
Says Adequate Measures
Would Not Be for War.
President Makes Plea for United
Effort Daniels Asks Ex
perts for Advice Concerning
Research and Experiment.
President Wilson today came
out flat-footedly for military and
naval preparedness that wilt en
able this country to maintain its
independence and the respect of
the world.
His utterances, regarded as
more significant than anything he
has said since the beginning of
the European war, were addresseu
to the members of the new Naval
Advisory Board, which met here
today for the first time.
Declaring that the spirit of this
country was- for peace, but that
the nation knew it must command
the respect of the world, the Presi
dent declared that the nation muSt
be prepared, "not for war, but for
defense, and very adequately pre
With thla purpose In mind, ho said,
the Government had summoned to Its
nld the bent brains of the country to
study the needs of defense.
Ho said:
"There Is very little that I csn say to
you except to Rive you a. very cordial
welcome and to express my very great
pleasure In thli association of laymen
with the Government. Rut I did want
to say this:
"I think the whole nation Is con
vinced that we ought to bo prepared,
not for war, but for defense, and very
mlenuately prepared, and that the prep
aration for defense Is not merely a
technical matter, It Is not a matter that
the army and navy can take care of,
but a matter In which we must have
the co-operatinn of the best brains and
knowledge of the country outsldo the
official service of the Government as
well as Inside. For my part, I feel
that It Is only In the spirit of n true
democracy that we get together to lend
each other voluntary aid. tho sort of
nld that comes from Interest, from a.
know ledge of the varied circumstances
that are Involved In handling n nation.
A Serious Purpoue.
"I want you to feel, those of you who
nre coming to tho assistance of the pro
fessional officers of the Government,
thit we have a very serious purpose,
that we have not asked you to associate
yourself with us except for a very defi
nite and practical purpose, to get you
to give us your best Independent thought
as to how uc ought to make ready for
any duty that may fall upon the na
tion. "I do not have to cxnmmtl It tn vnm
ou know as well as 1 do the spirit of
America. The spirit of America la
one of peace, but one of Independence.
"It Is a spirit that Is profoundly con
cerned with peace, because It can ex
press Itself best only In peace. It Is
the spirit of peace and good will and of
human freedom, hut It Is also tho spirit
of a nation that Is self-conscious, that
knows and loves Us mission In the
. (Continued on Fourth 1'oge.)
Manslaughter Charges Against
Drivers of Cars Are Pre
sented in Court.
Plea of not guilty were entered In
Cilmlnnl Court No. l today by drivers
of automobiles which resulted In tho
denths of two persons.
Jihn Huntt, Indicted for manslaugh
ter, pleaded not guilty to the rharge
of colliding- wlt'i'Huth Hcnson May J,
last, near First and M streets northwest,
ami Injuring her to such an extent that
t-hc Oh 1 ii .short time later In I'rovl
ilmco Ilosplfil
Klmilar plois were made by Robert I..
lYi.rson. Jr., James C. Watson. William
C Kelly. John I.. Callan and William
II Tayman. charged with occupying
the automobile which rtruek Klherta
ll'lm, n nuise of the District Tubo-cu-trsl.
Hospital, In Sixteenth street
ptrthurst Miss Helm died from the
Gaffney, U.S.Consul
Resigns As Asked
Cables from Munich Following
Criticism of Unneutral Utter
ances That Rached Capital.
The Htate Department today received
by cable the resignation of T. St. John
Oaffnoy. of New York, consul general
at Munich. Ills resignation wax called
for because of complaints about his
unneutral utterances.
It la not yet decided whether he will
be dropped nt once or will bo allowed
to remain until his successor Is named
In his cable. Mr. Oaffney mentioned
the fact that n number of American
and Drltlsh residents had s'gncd their
names to a document asking that he be
retained as consul general.
Beginning October 9, $136,000
a Year to Be Added to Sala
ries of 4,000 Employes.
Wages of about i,W employes at the
Washington Navy Yard will be In
creased beginning October . Secretary
Daniels announced today.
The Secretary has approved the find
ings of the wage board of tho yard,
which recommended Incre-ise ns the
result of Its Inquiries into the pay In
private plants within 150 ml'ei of Wnsti
Ington. About 1136,000 Is tdded to the annual
wage scale of the yard. Out of eighty
ratings, the board recommended in
creases from 8 to M cents per diem for
forty ratings. No change wis recom
mended In thirty-seven rotlnm. The
board's recommendation for i reduction
of 8 cents In the maximum pay of labor
ers was disapproved.
The principal part of the Increase wll!
go to the machinists. An Increase of
24 cents will be .lllowcd first-class ma
chinists. The machinists wanted 50 cents In
crease. Although It Is stated that the In
creases range from 8 to 90 cent?, js a
matter of fact ot.ly one employe will
get a 90-cent Increase. The average in
crease for the employes affectej Is t'A
per year.
Warren E. Grimes Wants In
dictment Against Him Set
Aside by Justice Covington.
When he appeared before Chief Jus
tlce Covington In Criminal Court No. l
today for arraignment. Warren K.
Grimes, formerly a policeman, who was
Indicted with Raymond O. KlelndlenBt
on two charges filed a motion to
quash the Indictments. Klelmllcnst's
lawyers were unable to appear today
and he will be arraigned Friday.
Grimes' lawyers gave notice' tlint they
will be prepared to argue the motion
to nunsh on next Saturday. Grimes was
Indicted on the charge of falling to
make known the presence of a gaming
table said to have been operated by
ono Kdward Branson. In another true
bill he was accused of withholding
this Information "for the sake of gain."
To tho Indictments his attorneys de
murred today, the motion to quash be
ing based on the failure of the Gov
ernment to show that a "threat" was
made and on the allegation that the
offenso of "keeping a gambling tablo
Is not a felony, or of the grade of crime
required to bo disclosed by persons
having knowledge of the keeping of
No Decision Expected for Sev
eral Days on Papers Open
ed Today.
Rids were opened at the Navr De
partment thla afternoon on six torpedo
boat destroyers. The lowest Did wns
by William Cramp & Sons, of Philadel
phia, who offered to construct three of
the destrovers at JS33.O00 each, and an
additional cost of HT.frt) each for deliv
ery at Mnre Island.
Other bids wero presented by the
Union Iron Works, or ban rranclsco:
the Fore River Shlnbulldlng Comnanv.
of Whitney, Mass.; the Rath Iron
Works or Hath. Me., and tho Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com
pany. All of the bids presented were
on vesse's having thirty knots speed
with the exception that the llath Iron
Works offered to construct one destroy
er of thirty-two knots for JS70.5ffl. and
nn additional J15.000 for delivery at Mare
The limit of cost of the destroyers as
llxed bv law Is tU.li.O'iO for hauling ma-
chlncry. It will be somo dajs before
any awards nre announced.
Cartoonist Reported Dead
In France, Denies Rumor
PARIS. Oct. 0. Jack Casey, former
New York and San Francisco newspaper
cartoonist, who was reported missing
after the Champagne fighting, and be.
Ileved to have been killed has reached
Chalons, accoidlug to dispatches re
ceived hero todnv Casey was wounded
In the foal and had been sent to a hospital.
"Carnegie's Boys" in Project
to Consolidate Independent
Seek Options on the Cambria
and the Pennsylvania Steel
NEW YORK, Oct. Developments
In the now era of great slcel combina
tions led by four of "Carnegie's boys"
came fast ycMonliy, when It became
knewn that another powerful new
amalgamation was almost completed,
with Charles M, Schwab. Henry C.
Frlck, and Mr. Frlck's son, Chllds
Frlck, as the central figures.
While negotiations In two deals which
may result In these two strong steel
Interests coming together were going on
In New York yesterday the Incorporn
tlon nf the Mldvale Steel and Ordnanro
Company, with lim.'Oi.O" capital, raised
from less than Slu.OOl.Ouu capital of the
oh! Mldvale ciinpuny. was announced
from Dover, Del. This Is the Rocke
ftlh r-Coroy.Cor. erse company.
Hcthlehcm Ih Center.
The llfthlchcm Steel Compuiy Is the
center of Ihe grnt combination now In
process of forming. Charles M Schwab
Is the leading Maure. Henr C Frtck
and Child." Frlck nre the head nnd
shoulders In the financing arrange
mints. The twn big properties to be
taken ocr by the new company are
the Pennsylvania Hteel Compaiu and
the Cambria Stcl Company. A number
of minor cnmpunb have also been
rrenllcned , , , .
Charles M Schwab nnd associated
llethlehem Sleel interests are after the
Pennsylvania St'el Company, ami. It Is
believed, arc so close to turcess that
an announcement of purchase may b
made at nnv time.
Ilenrv C. Frlct Is after tho Cambria
Steel Company through an option on n
controlling amout of Its iock. whh-h
hut long been 'nld b :. c. Bonner,
president of the Cambria and chairman
of the bo-rd of the Pennsylvania Stcl
Compnny. who Is related to Mr. Frlck.
It is understood that Mr. Homier also
hns an option on control of the Penn
sylvania Steel Company
Arranging Merger.
The Pennsylvania rallnvid controls
both of these steel compai.les Mr.
Frlck Is a direct r of th- railroad, and,
It Is report! d. the Urgent Individual
owner it Pennsylvania railroad stock
Mr. Frlck has lomr bfin cnnatdetliig
the purchase of the Cambria company.
It has been generally i-nd i ltfnd bv
steel men for several yeaie that Cam
bria and l'cnnslvnnl:i u'd ultlmutely
be Joined.
While the uniting of the Interests of
Mr. S"hwab and Mr. Frlck Is tl!l a
iiuestlon cf some Indoflnltoncss, it Is a
fact that Mi. Schwab Is ill finitely or
ranglng to buy Pennsylvania Steel.
Seek Legislative Aid to Override
Decision of Mayor Thompson
to Close.
CHICAGO, Oct. 0. Saloon forces wero
seeking legislative aid todny to help
them override Mayor Thomson's Sun
day closing orders.
Publication of an alleged pre-election
pledge made by the mayor that he
would not enforce the Sunday law nnd
that he would offer unalterable op
position" to nnj move which tended
townrd abridgement of personal liberty,
made liquor forces hopeful, but dubious.
t rom Mayor Thompson, who Is speed
ing toward the San Francisco exposi
tion, enme word todny that he "may
have signed surh a pledge, but he also
swore to enforce the law when he took
his oath of office."
Speculation todny In political circles
centered on what effect tho controersy
Is going tn have on Thompson's Presi
dential aspirations.
Proceedings Now Before Special
Master E. S. McCalmont
Records Open to Inspection.
On the petition of .lames H. Dungan
and other creditors f Arthur U. Plant,
trading as AG l',lnt .V- Co., Justice
Anderson today referred the Plant
bankruptcy proceedings t .; a M(;
Calmont. special master In bankruptcy
At the same time ,' "court "g,c,
an order empowering Rece!ver Freder
ick A. Kenning to emplo, a clerk for
a period of ore week to nnilst him in
f.P"ln"f ,n'e0r,mtt,,IO,n V" tho " - I
tlon of the de-id broker's business.
Authority also was granted bv the
court permuting all persons c a'lm ,,
an Interest In the estate or counsel fir
such pcrsor.s to examine the records of
tho Plant Company t times who,, tho
receiver can conveniently he present.
President Machado, of
Portugal, Installed
merlcan M'nlster niri. ..... --
ported the Inaugur Hi jn 0f President
To Vote
Declares He Believes Time Has
Come to Extend That Privi
lege to Women.
Declares It Is Question for
States and Not for the Na
tional Government.
President Wilson came out today for
woman suffrage In New Jersey.
He announced that he would vote for
the suffrage amendment In his home
State on October 19. He will vote, he
said, us nn Individual, not as the leader
of his party, believing that woman suf-l
frnge Is a matter to be settled by the
States ami not bv the Nntlonal Gov
ernment, and that under no circum
stances should It be made n party Issue.
The President authorized the follow
ing announcement-
"1 Intend to vote for woman suffrage
In New Jersey because I believe that
the time has come to extend that privi
lege and responsibility to the women of
the State; hut I shall vote, not as the
leader of my party In the nation, but
only upon my private conviction ns a
citizen of New Jersey, called upon by
the legislature of the State to express
his conviction at the polls. I
Thinks State Will Honcfit. '
"I think that New Jersey will be I
greatly benefited by the change. My I
position with regard to the wny In
which this great question should be'
handled Is well known. 1 believe that
It should be settled b the States and
not by the National Government, and)
that In no circumstances should It lie
made a part) question: and my view
has grown stronger at every turn of
the agitation."
The President's anouncemrnt of his
Intention to vote for woman suffrage
wns foreshadowed when Secretory to
the President Tumulty and Secretary of ,
War Gairlson. followed by Secretary!
of the TreAfsury McAdoo, Secretary of '
onv - i-' iT -Ifelii ,i i .1 jj.nretary of.
Labor Wilson, mounted the suffrage
bandwagon. I
May Aid Cause To Victory.
The 1'iesldent has consistently refused
to go on re-otd favoring an amendment
to the Federal Constitution providing i
nation-wide woman suffrage. His an
nouncement today shows that he Is still
of the same mind that suffrage, like the
liquor question. Is one for the Indhldual
Stales (o determine.
At the same time. It Is believed that
the President's announcement In favor
of suffrage In New Jersey will have a
large Influence In carrying the cause
to victory m other states, and win
...nt... I. n-l 1.1. .I.-.
...... .- . 1'iuiiaiNc mm woman sunrage
us a national Issue will be given con
sideration at the next national conven
(Contlnued on Twelfth Page.)
Hero of Famous French Spy
Trials Given Post in Strong
hold at Paris.
PAIIIS, Oct. 6. Alfred Dreyfus, hero
of the notorious spy trials that split
France Into bitter factions several
years ago, has re-entered the army
and Is now commanding one of the
forts surrounding Paris.
This fact was learned today, though
Fienrh officials arc still reluctant to
discuss Ilre.fUH affairs.
Iireyfus. who was a captain of ar
tillery when he was convicted of
having sold to Germany plans of a
new French gun, was promoted to the
rank of commandant (major) after his
retrial and acquittal. He holds the
same rank now.
Though he Is fifty-four years olJ,
Driyfus volunteered his services at
the outbreak of the war because he
waii eager to rehabilitate himself In
the minds of any doubters. He was
at once placed In 'command of a Paris
fort, but has had no chance to dis
tinguish himself, since the Paris forts
have not been In action. According
lo men who know him best. Dreyfus.
llM-s quietly and has but few inti
mates. Franz Josef Very 111,
Rome Is Informed
IIOMK. Oct. fi.-Kmperor Franz Josef
of Austria Is seriously III, according to
a report received by the Corre
spondenzln News Agency this after
noon. -The crown prince. Huron Ilurlan.
and Count Tlsza are reported to have
been summoned to his bedside.
Wheat Joins Parade
Of Advancing Prices
CH 1CAOO, Oct. 6. Wheat experienced
a sharp advanco In tho local pit today,
heavy buying orders being responsible.
At one time prices touched tl.Al for
Deoember and Jl.olH for May These
lepieienlcd gains over tho opening of
SH and cents respectively.
Out for Suffrage;
for Cause
Suffrage Leaders Elated
NEW YORK, Oct. 6. "That means we will carry New
Jersey for suffrage," declared Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president
of the National American
Women's Suffrage Asosciation,
when informed of President
Wilson's announced intention
to vote for "the cause" Oc
tober 19. Dr. Shaw was reach
ed over the long distance tele
phone at Harrisburg, Pa.
"It is great news, very great
news. I might say 'I told you
so,' for I have always believed
he would vote for us," the
suffrage leader added.
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
chairman of the New York
Empire State Suffrage commit
tee, said: 'It is a source cf great gratification to suffragists that
the foremost man in the country, perhaps in the world, and the
greatest living authority on the true principles of democracy
should stand before the country as a professed suffragist."
will have the greatest moral effect toward victory in November,
both in New Jersey and New York."
Club's Attorney Maintains Decis
ion in Police Court Prosecu
tions Should Be Upheld.
Arguments were started before the
District Court of Appeals today In the
case of the Metropolitan Club bar.
the license for which was declared
legal by the Police Court when the
District officials sought to have the
peimlt revoked on the ground that
the club property was In n residence
and not a business district.
The appeal was taken by the Dis
trict Corporation Counsel's oftlce, and
F. H. Stephens, Assistant Corporation
Counsel, made the opening argument
today. Tho Metropolitan Club Is rep
resented by Clarence Ft. Wilson, for
mer District Attorney.
Assistant Corporation Counsel Steph
ens argued that the District excise law
was passed by Congress, nnd, there
fore, reviewable by the courts. He de
clared that the construction placed on
the law with reference to bars In resi
dence districts by the Kxclse Board was
in error.
Attorney Wilson endeavored to show
that the Kxclse Hoard was a branch
of the District government, nnd as such
another branch of the same government
could not appear as prosecuting It. He
argued that the Metropolitan Club had
Proceeded In a regular manner to pro
cure the license for Its bar, and thnt
the conduct of Its business had here
tofore never been assailed. He declared
that the present case presented two de
partments of the city government ap
pearing as opposltes, and held that the
Police Court prosecution, which up
held the authority of the excise Hoard,
should he sustained.
Children Picking Apples on Farm
Aners Landlord Posse
in Pursuit.
WAHASH, Ind., Oct. H.-Auguat Illon.
a farmer, shot nnd killed his tennnt,
Pert Sear and shot and fatally Injured
Mrs. Sear and her two daughters today.
A son, Harry, was shot but not fatally
Illon was angered when ho saw
Sear's children picking npplcs on the
inrm rented by scar. illon pea to n
nearby wood, A posse of farmers sur
rounded tho wood.
Itlon was driving past the orchard of
tho farm which he had rented to Sear.
He saw Sear's three children, Harry,
fifteen; Dorothy, seven, nnd (mldle,
fourteen, gathering apples. Illon took a
shotgun, left his wagon, In which were
two of his own children nnd llred on the
Senr children at close range.
Illon then went to the Bear home and
hot Bear and " wll.
Mrs. Norman de R. White
house, of the Empire State Suf
frage Committee, said: "The
news of the President's pro
suffrage shtement inspires me
with a new pride in my coun
try, a new feeling of patriotism
and renewed enthusiasm for
America's great Democrat.
His action is the most impor
tant step any President has
ever taken."
Alberta Hill, executive sec
retary of the Women's Political
Union, said: "President WiK
son's vote for equal suffrage
Henry F. Hollis, of New Hamp
shire, Deserted Her, She
CONCOHD, N. H Oct. C-Under a
special order granted by Judge Branch.
Grace n. Hollis, through her attorneys,
entered In tho superior court for Mer
rimack county, a petition for legal sep
aration and maintenance against her
husband, Henry F. Iiollls. United States
Senator for New Hampshire. The writ
has been made returnable November 15.
Mrs. Hollis, whose mulden name was
Oraco Ilrucrton Fisher, was man led In
Norwood, Mass., June ll, IsM, and made
her home In Concord, where her hus
band was prominent In tho law and
Democratic politics.
Senator Hollis left Mrs. Hollis with
their ,two children, Henry French Hol
lis, Jr.. now a student at Cornell, and
Miss Anne Hlchardson Hollis, In June.
1912. and has since lived apart from her.
The cause of his act was never
known, even by his father. Major Abl
Jah Hollis, who lles In West Concord,
or by any member of his family.
Slnee lit. ..teellnti In ,I.a I'nli.J c.n.-
... ..... .w..u.. ... ..... . iiuru eiivii'a i
Senate Mr. Hollis has passed the larger '
part of his time In Washington, re- '
luiiuiiK ucvuniuunuy 10 -cw uampsniro
to apcar In some Important law case.
According to the petition on Hie, Sen
ator Hollis hnd paid his wife, since his
abandonment of her, 1W per month un
til last July, when he reduced It lo J100,
but subsequently contributed nothing to
her support except the monthly rental
of 110 from tho homestead In this city,
hlch she has been nnd Is now receiv
ing. It Is understood that the reduction of
allow anec followed a refusal by Mrs.
Hollis to apply for a divorce from her
husband, and thnt It was cut off entire
ly when she refused to discharge her
counsel at tho command of the Senator.
The petitioner also alleges In the bill
that she Is Informed nnd believes her
husband has recently undertaken to sell
the Interest In his law llrm.
She nsks that tho custody of her
daughter, Anne n. Hollis, bo decreed to
her, that .Mr. Hollis be required to dis
close In detnll the nmount and kind of
his estate; that suitable provision for
her be decreed; that nn order bo Issued
restraining Mr Iiollls from further dis
posing of his property until Judgment
Is reached, and that an order be Issued
granting a reasonable temporav allow
ance to the petitioner by her husband
pending tho final hearing on the peti
tion. Berlin Sarcastic at
Landing of French Army
HKRI.IN (via wireless to Sayvllle)
Oct. ii. Ilerlln papers commented sar
castically today on the landing of
French troops nt Salonika nnd recalled
the Intense Indignation expressed by
France and Great Hrltaln nt the arrival
of German troops on Belgian soil.
French Shell Hospital.
HHni.IN (via wireless to Sayvllle).
Oct. . Prench aviators threw bombs
near the Grand Duke's palace and the
Dominican hosptal In their ulr raid, on
Luxemburg Saturday.
Constantine Feared Greece
Would Be Forced to Alliance
With Allies Stormy Inter-,
view With Cabinet Head.
Will Go to Extreme Lengths to
Protect Nation Against Bul
gariaLanding of French
Troops Continues.
Roumanian Reserves Called to
Colors and Frontiers Are
Fortified Against Bulgaria by
New Earthworks.
Turks Reported on Way to
Form Junction With Bulgars.
Petrograd and Sofia Silent
on Reply to Ultimatum.
LONDON, Oct. 6. BulgirU
has delivered an ultimatum to
Serbia, It was announced here
this afternoon.
ATHENS, Oct. 6. Roumanian
troops have been dispatched to
the Bulgarian frontier, nccord
inir to Bucharest dispatches.
The troops are being concen
trated near Gurgero, whero
earthworks are being thrown up.
Young reserves have been call
ed to the colors.
PARIS, Oct. 6. Turkish
troops are moving toward the
Bulgarian border to join hands
with the Bulgars, according to
dispatches received here today.
ATHENS, Oct. 6. Believing
Greece was about to be plunged
into war, King Constantine hurried
into Athens by rutomobite and
forced the resignation of his
premier witrrn two hours af.'er htb
arrival, it is learned.
The resignations of the cabinet
followed as a matter of course.
King Constantine is willing to
go to almost any extreme to insure
Greece apainst any aggressive act
by Bulgaria, but does not wish to
array Greece against Germany and
Austria, it is stated in explanation
of his disagreement with Veni
zelos. The mobilization of the Greek
armies will continue and close
watch will be kept on the Serbo
Bulgarian developments.
The King, however, feared that
certain steps being undertaken by
the Vcnizelos ministry were lead
in,, the nation into an open al
liance with France and England,
and therefore voiced his disap
The King was at his summer resi
dence, a few miles from the capital,
when word was brought to him that the
pr'me minister had made a sen-'atln-il
speech In parliament early yestertav d
clurlng Greece vould itsort to arms If
Bulgaria attacked iho Serbs. lie or
dered tho royal automobile and sped to
Arriving at the palace, ho called for
the minutes of ths sclon of the cham
ber that hnd contlnuM 'intll 1:35 o'clock
In the morning. Stenographers brought
him the record, and he BtudbNl Vanlzn
los' speech for a few minutes.
Then he went for the premier.
In the meantime, opposition leaders
In the chamber had .irrlvcd nt tho
palace. Thev brought v.-ofd that the
prime minister was about to make an
even more startling statement at y
terdny afternoon's sessluu.
There was a brief, neated session, nnd
Venlzelos 'eft the palace. Almost Im
mediately It became known that he nad
resigned, nnd the ni-lme minister him
self confirmed tho report when tho
chamber met
The rulcnation of the Veiiiieloi foja-

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