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Prosecutions, Criminal
and Civil, Will Con?
tinue. Says Taft.
Calm Will Come When It Is
Submissive to Statutes?Pros?
perity Will Be Restored by
Competition, While State
Socialism Is Only
Trusts, Take Warning!
Thr proaecntlons nuat mo on. It
la not for thr executive to any lie
ran withhold criminal prosecutions
or any kind nf prosecutions Jtint
to help business.
Business moat re-form Itself, nod
those executive duties must he
performed under the onth of olTlce
thnt I took and under Ihr oath
that thnar under me took.
Ilut when that part of thr husl
nr.. romnmnltr thnt thought that
the antitrust statute did not mean
anything- understands that li Is to
In- enforced, then "r may reach a
nnlutlon ?hnt will enable the busl
nru mmmunltj to nettle down on
? proper nnd legitimate basis.
I believe we nre ?olnc on to a
a-rfnter future. ? ? ? tVr moat
*-*?? hnek to competition aa an rle
mrnf In fhla eonnfry. If It la Im
posalhlr, then let tin (to to anrlat
lam. I, for one, am not dlsenui?
need.? President Taft, at Pocatello.
Pocatello. Idaho. October 6.?In a
rfpeeph before tho Chamber of Com?
merce to-day. President Taft bitterly
assailed the critics of the United
.-'tates Supreme Court, and asserted
anew his views as to the relations of
government to business.
"I love Judges and I lovo courts."
.-aid the President; "They are my Ideals
on enrth that typify what we. ahall
meet afterward In heaven under a Just
?Jod. And when a court Is doing its
duty, when It Is trying to Interpret tho
law as It ought to be. to have It con
demnesi and attacked and Its motive
(|iiestioned for mere political purposes,
without any solid ground for attack,
got 1 to my heart, and 1 resent it with
deep Indignation."
Ilryan lias Not Answered.
Mr. Taft spoke with far more feeling
than he put Into his Detroit and
Waterloo speeches, but alonft the same
lines. Ho said he had received many
?rltlolsms on the point, but as yet he
had failed to receive an answer to his
Challenge to W. J. Bryan and other
publicists to cite a single rose of com?
bination In restraint of trade which
ought to he condemned and which
would not be condemned under the
Supreme Court's Interpretation of the
antitrust law In the Standard OH nnd
the tobacco trust cases,
"What distinguishes this country
from any other nno." said the Pres?
ident. "Is the Supreme Court that wn
hnvo In Washington, that oft has
stood between us nnd errors that mltrht
have been committed that would have
been greatly Injurious to this coun?
try; and to turn upon that court and
to question Its motves and to attack
It seems to me to lay the. axe at the
root of the tr<?e of our civilization."
Two (.rent Derisions.
Mr. Tnft referred to the Supreme
Court's disposal of the Standard Oil
nn i the tobacco cases as "two great
"They were two of tho greatest
trusts that existed." he paid, "ond In
the working out of the decree the
court had to make a remedy. The
Standard Oil Company presented all
the phases of Illegality and criminality
necessary to establish n monopoly at
a time when they did not feel' the
neces?ltv for concealing their methods
or their motives. The tobacco trust,
represented an organization made In
anticipation of the operation of the
law. helped out by the advice of cun-.
nlng lawyers In order to avoid Its'
operntlon. Rut against them both the
decree of the Supreme Court has been
Mnde III by Remedy.
Mr. Taft .?nid It was unfortunate
that the country had got Into a eond
tlon thnt reoulred n remedy like this.
A remedy of any evil, he added, was
bound to produce for o time not bus-'
iness disaster, hut n difficult situation
?that might make business slow. But.
after the solution had been worked
out, be saw no reason why the coun?
try should not go on to greater and
grpater prosperity.
"To one In my placp." said tha
President, "there la no discretion with
reference to the trial of cases brought
to tho attention of tho executive as
violations of tho law. The prnsocu
tions must go on. Tt Is not for the
executive to say he can withhold
criminal prosecutions, or any kind of
prosecutions, just to help ' business.
Business must reform Itself, nnd those
executive duties must be performed
under the oath of office that I took
and tinder teh oath that those under
me took.
May Reach Solution.
"But when thnt part of the business
community that thought that the an?
titrust statute did not mean anything
understands that it la to be enforced
Ihen we may reach a solution that will
enable tho business community to set?
tle down on a proper and legitimate
bssls. I hope tho tlmo Is near at hand
when we must get together for pros?
perity. We must eliminate. sn far
?s we can, this desire to attack wealth
earned by thrirt nnf? gathered by fore?
sight, attention and industry, hecauso
that Is to set up a feollng that bodes
no good for tho result.
"I believe wo are going on to a
greater future. If wo had allowed these
combinations to go on and develop, tho
only remedy would have been to
change by force the power thus con?
centrated In tho hands of a few In?
dividuals to the State, and then we
should have hnd State' socialism, it
was the Inevitable result of the move?
ment toward trusts unless broken up
' Competition the Remedy.
"Now we can got back to compo
tltlon._Wo must get back to compe
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
Iliicers Forced to Descend When They
Kncountcr Hough Weather.
Kansas City. Mo., October 6.?Hough
weather to-day drove to earth seven
of the nine racing balloons that left
hero yesterday in contests for the
James Gordon Dennett trophy, the
Lahm cup and tho altitude record. Tho
othor two bags that sailed have not
been heard from. The missing bags
aru the Condor, of France, and the
Berlin 11., of Germany.
No records were broken by any of
the balloons that are down. The es?
timated distances ranged from 2D0 to
4G0 miles. Two fell in Wisconsin, two
In Mlnitusotu and three in Iowa.
Reports from tho landed 'balloons
bring stories of hard battles with a
snow, ruin und wind storm that raged
high over Northern lowu, Minnesota
and ?.Visconsln last night and to-day.
None of the liters was seriously In - J
Jured, but J. C. Hulburt, aldo In the
America. 11., sustained severe bruises
when thhu bag was foreed to descend.
Tho balloons landed us follows:
America II., William F. Assmann,
pilot, J. C. liurlbut. aide. Landed near
Kmmettsburg. la., at 1:30 A. M. to-day;
estimated distance 2i0 miles.
Pennsylvania L, oilier Holt, pilot;
It Hunnewcll, aide. Landed near Buf?
falo Centre, la., 6:20 A. M.; estimated
distance 300 miles.
Topeka II.. Frunk iL Jacobs, pilot;
W. W. Webb, aide. Landed near Dun
nell, Minn.. 8:30 A. M.; estimated dis?
tance 326 miles.
Berlin IL, Leopold Vogt, pilot; Lieu?
tenant Martin Schoeller, aide. Landed
?near Austin. Minn., at 10 A. M.J esti?
mated distance 34 5 miles.
Buckeve, Lleutenunt Frank C. Lahm,
pilot: J. C Wade, Jr., aide. landed near
La' Crosse. WIbs.; estimated distance
3Sn miles.
Kansns City IL. J. C. Honeywell,
pilot; John Watts, aide. Landed near
Kennan. Win., at 9:20 A. M.: estimated
distance 450 miles
Million Population Club . lended
Mnson City. Ia.. at 6 P. M,
The Topeka II. ajid Kansas City II.
were flying only for the I/ihtn cup. and
they failed to lift It. The America 11.
and Buckeye also were entered In this
event The Lahm cup. held toy Allen It.
Hnwley. was not evon approximated.
Foreign balloons cannot compete for
the Lahm cup.
The Pennsylvania was trying for the
altitude record. It Is not known what
height tho bag reached.
Frencbm? Hoist Tricolor Over Fort at |
Berlin. October 8.?A group of
Frenchmen hoisted a French Hug over
the fort at Agadlr. Morocco, threaten?
ing grave International complications.
It was announced that France had pro?
claimed a protectorate and that a
French cruiser was cn route for Aga
The French government immediately
disavowed the action, and a* it is not
represented at Agadlr. Instructed the
French consul ut Mogador to ask the
Moroccan authorities to take meas?
ures to remove tho flag and end tho
According to the latent advices the
Frenchmen were defying the local ca?
liph of Agadlr. who. on his own re?
sponsibility, had ordered the French
colors lowered, but It is expected that
tho Frenchmen will yield when they
learn that their government has dis?
avowed their act
The enllph appealed to the command?
er of a German warship In the harbor,
but he refused to Interfere. The French
Hag was planted on an ancient bastion
dominating the town, and which the
overzoulous French patriots had oc?
cupied In tho absence of the garrison.
They fired a Biilute and sent word to
the Germans to leave Agadlr. which
they declared had become a French
Trie incident, according, to dispatches
received here, created excitement In
Southern Morocco, but the German For?
eign Office Is satisfied with the counter
measures adopted hy the French gov?
Child's Denth fteniilt of Arrldent, Not
of Meningitis.
New York. October 6.?An autopsy
performed by the Bronx coroner has
revealed thnt the death Wednesday of
Kd/ia SteUrer, tho little daughter of
Or. Clark Steurer, was cause not by
splnul meninerltls. hut by a tiny
splinter of glass which had penetrated '
the spinal cord and worked up Into
tho brain. The child received the In
Jury In an apparently trivial accident
two weeks ago, when she struck her
head against a tumbler on the table.
The tiny particle of glass entered
between the first vertebra of tho
splno nnd the base of the skull, and
worked upward, ns was disclosed by
the autopsy, until It went nearly to
the frontal bone. The wound at the
point of penetration was so small It
could hardly be detected.
Provisional President Ready to quoll
Followers of Heyes.
Mexico City, October t'..?Cpon appeal
of Maderlstas and their declaration that
a plot had been discovered whereby
supporters of General Bernardo Heyes
planned to begin a revolution on Oc?
tober 16, Provisional President do la
Barru to-day ordered Federal troopa
to be on guard to quell possible dis?
According to the Maderlstas, the re?
volt was to begin with the seizure of
arms nnd ammunition near Oaxaca.
They assert that.a general of the Fed?
eral troops is pledged to aid Reyes's
followers to land in the Pnctialia dis?
trict, and another high army officer
has promised to- deliver forty pieces
of artillery to Die rebels, and per?
suade his command of <2,000 men to
fight ngninsf the government.
Machine Htitlt by Amateur Collnpses ut
Height of Thirty-Five Feet.
Parkersburg, VV. Va.. October 6.?
Judge Homer B. Woods, of the Circuit
Court, was slightly injured and his
aon, Hoiner B. Woods. Jr.. was se?
riously hurt to-day at Harrlsvllle.
when an aeroplane which young Woods
had constructed collapsed.
Judge Woods had assisted his son
to start tho machine, which rono rap
Idly to a height of thirty-tlvo feet nnd
then turned turtle. ;
Acred Jacob nanaell Maid to lit Dying
In Washington.
ISpcclnl to The Tlmc-a-Dispatch.]
Washington, D. C, October G.?Jacob
Kanssji, tho body servant of J. F.. B.
Stuart, Is said to he dying at Iiis homo
In this city. A short time ago the As?
sociated Charities helped him to a
certain extent, but even this aid hon
now been withdrawn, nnd the old man
is said to he dependent almost entire?
ly upon what some Vlrglnlnns give
him. In a small house, tho old fellow
is passing his lust days.
Curiosity < o?tr l ife. , /
Pottsvllle, Pa., October 6.?When a
blast, "which he had prepared at the
Ohk Hill Colliery, failed to go off, Bert
Barton wont back to Investigate.' Just
as' he reached the site there was
terrific explosion. He caught the ful
brunt of It, and his body was torn t
An Italian Rear-Admi?
ral Now Is Ruling
Over Tripoli.
Occupation of City Is Accom?
plished Without Incident.
Italy Announces That It
Will Assume Offensive in
Red Sea and Attack Ye?
men if Necessary.
i Ronr-Admirn] Borea d'Olmo has been
[made Italian governor of Tripoli fpl
! lowing the military occupation of the
' city by men and guns from the Italian
: fleot. To-day's advices describe the
Araiia of the vicinity as offerlnK sub?
mission to the Invaders, while the
i Turk-lab defenders of the garrison have
' retired to the Interior.
News dispatches from Tripoli con?
tinue meagre, as the Italians are In a
position to exercise strict censorship.
Reports from tho frontier Indicate that
' there were more casualties during the
bombardment than has be<n officially
The only other development of Im?
portance to-day was a statement from
Home that Italy would assume the of?
fensive in the Bed Sea, attacking the
seaports of Yemen If neccasary, be?
cause the fort of Hodeldah had fired
on an Italian cruiser.
Arabs Give Submission,
Tripoli. Tripoli. October 6.?The Ital?
ians have established a new govern?
ment for Tripoli. Rear-Admiral Borea
d'OIIno has been appointed governor.
Captain Calgnl was made commandant
j of the forces disembarked by the Ital- '
j lan fleet.
After Italian seamen had been landed
and occupied Fort Sultanla. the chiefs
of the Arab tribes adjacent to Tripoli
went aboard the Italian flagship and
gave their submission. They begged
the Italians not to resume the bom
bn rdment.
The German consul, as the senior
member of the consular corps, also
visited the flagship, and asked Vlce
Admlral Faravllla to assume respon?
sibility for the preservation of order,
and tho protection of foreign residents
In Tripoli, which had been abandoned
! by tho Turkish troops. The admiral
landed other detachments of sailors
j with guns, Including quick-firing
pieces, and occupied Tripoli In a mill:
I tary sense. This was accompanied
without Incident, and the appointment
of a governor followed.
The German consul Informed Vlce
Admlral Faravllla that during tho
shelling of the town no harm had been |
done to any European, or damage to |
the property of Europeans.
Xot Ready for Medlntlon.
Berlin. October 6.?Although the
Italians lander) marines at Tripoli, It
Is understood here that mediation will
not be acceptable before the city has
been occupied by the expedition from
Italy, the first ship of which is due to
sail for Tripoli to-morrow. Gormany.
in the meantime, is endeavoring to
restrnln Turkey from taking any meas?
ures that might lessen the hope of suc?
cessful mediation, anW has Induced
I Turkey to withdraw the prohibition!
ugain>t the*furnishing of coal for pri?
vate steamers. This had seriously In?
convenienced international shipping.
A correspondent of the Wolff Bu?
reau, telegraphing from Dohlbat. on
the Tuneslan frontier, under yester?
day's date, s.iys:
"Six soldiers and six Jews wero
killed and live soldiers and one Jew
wounded during the bombaT>lrne.nt of
"The Europeans, of whom there are
still 1.000 In Tripoli, were unharmed.
"The residence of tho Interpreter of
the German consulate was badly dam?
aged, bill the shells from the Italian
fleet did comparatively slight damage
In the city.
"The Moslems remained passive dur?
ing the bombardment."
Telegrnm of Protest.
Constantinople. October 6.?At a
meeting to-day in the Mosque of St.
Sophia, a telegram of protest against
Italy's declaration of war on Turkey
was formulated and sent to all the par-'
liaments of the world, peace and arbi?
tration societies, universities, Socialist'
organisations and The Hague peaco'
tribunal. The telegram sav's the oc?
cupation of Tripoli Is unjustified, and
thai Italy Is unworthy of a place
among the great powers. It asks
whether Western civilization ha? con?
sidered the effect upon the Eastern
mind of Italy's brigandage.
The meeting also sent tho following
j to Klnsr George of England:
I "How can n power like England, rul
i lug between eighty and ninety millions
of Moslems, regard with complaisant
I silence the declaration of war against
! the ottoman nation and the blockade
of Tripoli'.' Is such policy In harmonv
with tho present nnd the future In?
terests of England?"
Is Dlstlnarulshcd Oflleer,
Rome. October 6.?Roar-Admiral
Borea d'Olmo. who has been appointed
i Italian governor of Tripoli, is a dla
| llngulshed naval officer, nnd son of tho
I muster of ceremonies at His Majesty's
? court, lie commanded the cruiser Elba,
i which participated In the blockade of
Venezuela and witnessed the battle off
1 Chemulpo during the Russo-Japanese
; War, when he rescued 200 Russian
I sailors after their cruiser, Varlag, w.us
: destroyed.
I Captain Umberto Cgnl, who was
j mode commandant of the landing par?
ties, Is president of the International
j Polar Commission nnd was a compnn
; Ion of tho Duke of the Abruzzl on the
I latter's Alaskan and North Pole expe?
The Intention of the Italian govern?
ment to avoid further Incidents on the
Albanian const was frustrated either
because Captain Blscarettl. In command
of a section of the torpedo boat flo?
tilla, had not received the instructions
on this point, or was provoked by the
assumed responsibility of the Turks.
To avoid repetition of auch an oc
(Continued on Second Page.)
Only One Voice Raised
Against It at Toronto
He Fears That Amalgamation of
Seventeen Different Kinds of.
Methodism in America Would
Result in Body Too
Unwieldy to Be Ef?
Toronto. October 6.?Statistics re?
lative to Resources in Men and Means
In Methodist Mission Fields." was
given to-day by Rev. James Lewis, of
Cambridge, England, proved. Interest?
ing to the delogates from seventeen
countries, who attended the sessions
?if tho I Ecumenical Mathodlat Confer?
ence In t'hls city.
Vrom the detailed reports presented
It appeared that during the last year
there were 2,628 Methodist foreign
I missionaries. These Includod 9S0 or
| dalned missionaries and 110 physl
[ c.ians, fivo of the. doctors being wo
I men.
N'utlve workers numbored 30,847,
while the number of missionary stn
t'lons and substations was 6,762. These
missionaries represented "08,105 bap?
tized Christians, and 1,444,292 adher
i ents, of whom 468,166 were Hunday
school teachers and scholars. The or?
dained ministry at the beginning of
1910 was 9.598. of whom but 2.322, or
6 per cent, counting foreigners and
natives. v*t.> in the mlsBlon (leid.
One Minister to 174 Member*.
"Of our total number of ministers
Ihroughout the world." said Mr. Lewis,
"the average Is one to every 171
Methodist church *?rncmbcrs. In hea?
then countries the ratio Is one. Metho?
dist minister to every 308 members.
Our means as oxprcssed by the in?
come of the missionary societies In
191b totaled about 17.000,000, a sum
which represented about 80 cents to
each of the 8,751.431 Methodists."
Practically every phase of foreign
missionary work was discussed by
delegates from various fields. An ur?
gent plea was made by the Rev. T. II !
1 Lewis, of Westminster. Md., who 's
president of the general conference of
I the Methodist Protestant Church, for
a union of American Methodists into
I one brrdy*. Tills proposition, which
hBS been discussed since the opening
of the conforence, evidently is fav-j
ored by a large majority of tho United!
States delegates. Bishop R. K. Uoss,
of tho Methodist Episcopal Church,]
South, was the only one to express
dissent at to-day's meetings.
"When you get too big a church It
suffers from its own obesity." he said.
Mr. Lewis stated his position In favor
of such a union thus: "We are keeping
ourselves beck from the greatest oppor?
tunity ever offered us by the most un?
necessary and Inexcusable hindrance
ever tolerated. If a census of opin?
ion could be taken as to what one
circumstance would do most to pro?
mote world-wide evangelism among
Methodists themselves. enlist most
missionaries and start a missionary
crusado that would set tho wold aflame
with new zeal and hope, I believe an
overwhelming majority of all our peo?
ple would say 'It is the union of Amer?
ican Methodists Into one body. We have
seventeen different names for Method?
ists In America, and consequently about
us many different missionary cam?
paigns. In the field WO compete with
each other, duplicate each other's ef?
forts and confuse those we are try?
ing to serve.
Tbe Heart of Metbodlsm.
"Evangelism," Mr. Lewis said, "is
essentially the heart of Methodism.
But doctrine and policy are only tho
mechanical exponents of the real pe?
culiarities of Methodism. Pierce n
Methodist until he bleeds and you find
not a dogma, nor a rubric, but a throb?
bing heart. For hlrn regeneration is
not a' figure of speech nor a magic
"Methodism is heart power rather
than mind power, but it has both.
Methodists claim to have received a
new and peculiar powor demonstrated
to be of God?a peculiar power over
sinners. entailing responsibility for
tvorld-wldo evangelism."
Among other speakers to-day wore
the Rev. G. W. Clinton, of Charlotte.
N, ?'.. Bishop of the Afrlcnn Methodist
Episcopal /.ion Church, who spoko on
"The Mission of Methodism to tho
Backward Races"; Rev. David Brock,
Soulhport, England, "The Mission of
Methodism to the Non-Christian
Races"; Bishop E. B. I loss, Nashville,
Tonn.. '"Methodism In Korea."
Missionary mass-meetings were held
In several Toronto churches to-night.
Palls In i:tiiir(N to Have Him Sent to
a C'olouy.
Soglnaw. Mich., October 6.?Marilis
Jenson, of Calumet, Mich-, Michigan'?
only leper, will probably remain a
X'hargo of Houghulh county, for tho
efforts of State officials to have him
sent to a "leper colony have failed.
There is n possibility, however, that
he may be taken to tho University Hos?
pital at Ann Arbor. For some time
citizens of Calumet and other" upper
penln.Vila cities demanded that the un?
fortunate man bo transported olso
where. It has been a number of years
since a similar case was discovered
In Michigan. \
General Ansnn Mills'* House at Glou?
cester Among; Those entered.
Gloucester. Mass., October 6.?About
|4,00i) worth of valuables was takon
frfrm three summer homes here early
yosterdny by burglars.
At tho homo of W. A. Taft, of Ar
Ington thoy took money. Jewelry and
watches, valued nt $3,000. A gold
watch valued nt $60 nnd $80 In money
were tnkon from tho home of Ooncrnl
Anson Mills, retired, of Washington,
D. C. while tho summer headquarters
of the Siamese legation was relieved
of $800 worth of Jewelry, monoy and
I watches.
Charges Conspiracy and
Seeks to Recover
Florida Company Claims That
Attempt Was Made to Pre?
vent Delivery of Bonds
Which It Had Floated for
Extension of Line to
Atlantic Port
Jacksonville, Fla., Ootober G.?Suit
for the recovery of $6,000.000 damages
Was filed to-day in the United States
Court here by the Florida Hallway
Companr against 'tho Seaboard Air
Line Hallway, the Knickerbocker Trust
Company of New York, Charles H.
Keep, Francis Henderson, R- V. Mat?
thews, C. W. Lucas and Frank Q.
Hrown. of Now York, and H. Relman
Duvall, of New Jeraoy.
George M. Powell, a stockholder In
the Florida Railway Company, Insti?
tuted the suit by filing a praecipe. con?
spiracy being charged to the defen?
This suit promises to attraot na?
tional attention, tho plaintiffs claim?
ing they will show violation of the
Sherman law.
Several years ago the owners of the
road, which waa then operating be?
tween Live Oak. Fla., and Perry. Flo.,
seeing that It was only a feeder to the
Atlantic Const Line and the Seaboard
Air Lino, decided to extend It to two
Atlantic ports, Fernanddna and Jack?
Bonds Are Floated.
The ftna-noial provisions for such an
extension were successfully concluded,
nnd the bonds for the extension worn
floated, the Cnrnegle Trust Company, of
New York, being selected to handln
t.ha .bonds. In January of the present
year the Carnegie Trust Company
failed, and the Florida Railway Com?
pany was put to the necessity of plac?
ing the business in other hands. The
Knickerbocker Trust Company later
was seleotod as trustee and agent for
the, bonds, whlob had been sold to
j French capitalists.
Later In the proceedings the pur?
chasers of the bonds demanded their
delivery, which was delayed by the
Knickerbocker Trust Company, and de?
mands of the Florida Railway Com?
pany for the return of tho bonds. It Is
alleged, were also met with refusal.
Because of the delay of the Knick?
erbocker Trust Company, the railway
directors commenced an Investigation,
and ascertained, it Is charged, that the
actions of Lhe Knickerbocker Trust
Company were Instigated by two di?
rectors of that firm, cwho. It Is alleged,
were also directors of the Seaboard
Air Line Railway.
l.a Follette Taken Tfand.
Senator La Follette, of, Wisconsin,
has started an Investigation in con?
nection with the case, seeking to
prove whether or not tho Sherman anti?
trust law has been violated. The
! French government, through the ap?
peals o-f the purchasers of the bonds,
I has also brought the matter to the
l attention of the government, asking
that the purchasers bo protected and
that the responsibility for loss to them
be fijed.
j It Is charged by tho directors of the
Florida Railway Company that In the
alleged attempt to prevent the deliv?
ery of tho bonds and the completion of
tho work of tho Florida Railway Com?
pany to an Atlantic port, the Knick?
erbocker Trust Company and the Sea
I board Air Line Railway have entered
I Into a conspiracy to restrain trade
and commerce.
Low Water Mark Reached In Retrench?
ment Pollc-y.
Washington, October 6.?It will cost
In round numbers $120.000.000 to main?
tain the United States Navy nnd pro?
vide for suitable increase during the
next fiscal year, according to the es?
timates Just completed by Secretary
Meyer. This Includes a provision for
two superdreadnoughtH. probably of
about 28,000 tons, and a suitable num?
ber of auxiliaries. This llgure marks
the low water mark in ine retrench?
ment policy of the administration so
far as the navy Is concerned. The es?
timates are the same as tho appro?
priations for the current fiscal year.
These appropriations were $3.000,000
l.ss than the estimates for tho preced?
ing year, and these, In turn, wore $10,
000,000 less than the estimates for tho
fiscal year 190&-00. which was the. last
year of the Roosevelt udmlnlstratlon.
It Is believed 'by Secretary Meyer that
the present estimates therefore have
brought the expenditures on account of
the navy down to thu lowest point con?
sistent with Its healthy development
and maintenance.
Man Una Three Attack*, Knrh Time
on Illrthdny Anniversary.
New York; October 6.?The collapse
of Christian De Weln, of Berkeley,
Cal.. while ho was In Union Square
yesterdoy, revealed one of the most
remarkuble cuses of aphasia on record.
He recovered half an hour later In St.
Vincent's Hospital, and then started
out to see the city.
Tho astonishing facts nrn those: Do
Weln, although in the Snn Francisco
eurtlmuuko of 1906. escaped Injury,
but a year later, almost to a day,
he suffered nn attack of loss of mem?
ory. In 1909. October r>. his blrthda.\\
he had another attack. To-day, his
birthday, ho had a third attack.
De Weln Is a rotlro merchant,
alxty-threc years old, and left Berke?
ley some weeks ago for a trip around
the country. He arrived from Now
Orleans on a steamship yesterday
Win* Both Prises.
Npw Haven, Conn., October (5.?For
excellence In the entrance examina?
tions In Latin and Greek at Vale,
Dubose Murphy, of Montgomorv, Aln.,
n member of the academic freshman
cIass, has been awarded hoth tho
Samuel Henry Galpln I.niln prize and
the Hugh Chamberlain Greek prize.
The awards, eaoh the Income of $1,000,
are mail* annually.
Strlke-Ureakcra Taken' from \?? Or.
kau to Bacape Mob.
New Orleans, Da., October 6.?One
hundred and eighteen strlke-broakers
, employed by tho Illinois Central Rall
j roud were escorted to a train this even?
ing by armed guards and rushed out
I 01 the city after an attack had been
i made upon them by ?trikers ajid sym?
pathisers, where they were quartered
in the old I'otors eohool building.
The onslaught was mado with sucn
suddenness that the small police detail
at the bullding nad no opportunity to
summon rajjif orceme.nts.
Corporal William Peterson, In chargo
of thq, squad, displaced such nerve,
however, that the mob spirit wlltod
and a bloody encounter was averted,
Tho mob, armed with stones, clubs
and other weapons, rushed tho build?
ing, but with tho throwing of tho tlrst
missile Corporal Peterson pinioned
William .1. Mas?n. who throw It and
who was the supposed leader of the
attaek. The next stone was thrown by
William Dunn, wbo also was arrested.
The mob started to, rescue tholr load?
er, but Peterson's threat that his men
would shoot to kill brought the mob
to a halt. The arrival of police re?
serves put an end to further rioting.
The other men fell back two blocks
and dispersed, not, however, until as?
surances had been given by the city
i authorities that tho strlke-nreaker-i
j would be taken out of New Orleans he
j fore dark. This the railroad company
I had already arranged to do. At 3:30
I o'cJiocfk the a>trlke-breakers -were
nfarched under heavy police guard to a
special train and rushed out of the
city to McComb City. Miss.
Strtke-nrenkers Strike.
Memphis, October 6.?Dissatisfied
with conditions aJvout the. Memphis
shops. Illinois Central strike-breakers
struck late to-day, and to-night the
railroad officials assert 100 me.n' were
sent to Chicago. At strike headquor
ters It Is declared more than 400 men
walked out, practically the entire
force. Tho walk-out was without dis?
Strikers Rnjolnefl.
Pensaeola, Fla.. October 6.?A tem?
porary Injunction restraining tlremen
and englnemcn of the Georgia and
Florida Railroad from Interfering with
their affairs was Issued to-day by tho
judge of the United States Circuit
Court of Florida. Tho strikers oro or
dored to show cause before the court
on October l? why tho temporary re?
straining order ?hottld not he tnado
Senntor Stepbensou's (aiiipnlgn Fand
Kot ^|icnt Illeanlly.
1 Milwaukee, Win.. October ?.?After
1'examining T2E Items of amounts paid
to Individuals, who rollocllvely receiv?
ed $107.703 for campaign expenses, the
senatorial committee which is lnvesU
I gating charges of bribery in connec?
tion with the election of United States
? Senator Isaac Stephenson, to-day heard
I testimony that money was used for
j "entertainment" and not for any cor
f rupt purpose.
No Itemized accounts of the expenses
[were returned, but Ilodney Sackett. one
I of the campnlgn managers, testified
I he had been informed that the money
? had been used largely for buying el
! gars and heer. It was tho custom In
j Wisconsin during campaigns, Sackett
'testified, to send Jugs of whiskey and
kegs of- beer to localities where fa?
vorable political sentiment wus to bo
worked up. This was given by Sackett
as explaining tho extent of Senator
Stephenson's expenditure for the nomi?
nation for Senator at the primary In
When Senator W. B. Hey burn, the
chairman, usked Sackett whether Sona
tor Stephenson had spent almost $2
j for entertainment for each of the 56,
I 000 votes he received, tho witness said
I that that was one way of reckoning it.
"How many votes do you think Senn
! tor Stephenson got In consequence of
hia liberal spending?" Senator Hey
I burn naked.
"I don't know that he got any on
j that account," Sackett replied.
I "What, despite all that entertain?
ment, you don't know of a single vote
lie got for it?"
"Not any."
Aged Widow Greets Veterans ns nid
the Girls of Ml.
Hartford, Conn., October, 6.?At the
first reunion of Civil War veterans
Wednesday, tho old soldiers "paraded"
in nutomohilos, for, however strong
i Is their patriotism, many of them are
j so decrepit they cannot walk far.
j As tho first motor cur passed Mrs.
I Ann Cummlngs's homo In Maple Ave
j nue, she seized a Hag and waved It
, vigorously from un upper window. Tho
aged woman, widow of Major Patrick
? Cummlngs, had not unfurled the flag
since the great battle flag day In IS7!>.
it has been a sacred treasure In the
household ever since the war. The in?
spiration to loose its dusty folds to
j tho breeze did not coma to Mrs. Cutrf
nilngB until she caught sight of the
i veterans.
They cheered her as they passed and
pointed out to one another her gray
j hair und the thin hand1; that grasped
the flag and kept It waving untiringly
They said: "Just like the girls did
: when we were going away."
The last nuto In the long line pnss
; ed. Tiie veterans did not know that
Mrs. Cummlngs, perhaps overcome by
her emotions, perhaps wearied by her
exertions, had fallen back from tho
window fainting. .she wus found on
the. the (lug on her bosom?the same
I flag that had been her husbands pall.
Warrants Issued for City omrlnla ofl
Philadelphia. Pa? October 6.?War-,
rants for tho urrest of Director of
Public Safety Henry Clay, City Arehl-I
I tect Carl B. Zllenglger, John It. Wlg-I
gins, n contractor an,i builder. and
Treasurer Wall, of tho hitter's firm,
were issued to-dny on the affidavit of
I.ogan M. Btlllltt, chairman of the tax?
payers' committee. The charges ara
conspiracy to defraud tho city, nnd are
i an outcome of the Investigation con?
cluded by the Catlln senatorial com
i mljtee. The men will not he taken
Into custody, but will nccopt servleo
through their attorneys and appenr for
a hearing. Tho taxpayers' commtttoo
during the past year hos brought many
civil suits where It was allege^ thev
had mado contracts without proper
advertisement, and also caused the ru
rest of several minor ofllclals. Wig?
gins <V Company worn the contractors
for a number of pollco and firt, sta?
tions, and at hearings of the Catlln
commission it was alleged they had
been given an unfair ud"nntagu over
other bidders for the work, nnd had
been allowed to use less expensive ma?
terials than was called foe in the orig?
inal npcclficn tlons. rf
norden Sucoeds l.uurler.
Ottawa. October 6.??"ho Titrier
ministry has resigned ind Premler
Klect R. U Borden has Vaccoptod tho
call to form a oablnet. V
Half of Business Sec?
tion Destroyed With
First Rush of W aters.
- j
No Lives Known to Have Been;
Lost, but All of Black River
Falls Is Doomed?Embank?
ment of Dams Gives Way,
Releasing Water in
La Crosne. Wli, Ootober tu?The.slt-^
nation at Biaclt River Falls, the pros>
porous little city of 2,000 Inhabitant^
which waa bw<d( by a flood this after,,
noon, wnun the .waters of tho Blacky
River, swollen by recent rains, washed,
through the embankment of the Lu?
Crosse Water Power Company's dam*,
at Hatfleld, to-night Is worse by fa?i
than waa even feared when tho floods
awept upon the city.
Half of the business seotlon haa beery
destroyed, together with a part of the!
residence district, and It is alleged,
by the townspeople, who have takenTe-y
t'uga on high lands, that the city v. 111.
be wiped out. Whether or not lives
have been lost la not yat certain. The
poople have been scattered, and to?
night canvasses are being mado to do-,
termine how many, If any, are missing,
ThUB far two persons hava not beon
accounted for.
Waters Stilt tuning.
At 7 o'clock to-night between twenty
and thirty business nouses, compris?
ing all tho stores on both sldos of two,
stroets. had been destroyed, together;
with an equal numbor of bouses. At,
that hour tho waters woro stlU rising
rapidly, and, tho destruction of the
stores on the other two buslnoBa
streets were predicted before morning.
Tho buildings hove beon not merely
flooded, but destroyad. The water,
Mowing In tremendous volume, under?
mined one big building after another,
i and ns each collapsed tho dobrla for
the most part was carried away. Tho
Tremont Hotel, a throe-story struc?
ture, was tho llrst to go. No precau?
tions could bo taken to stop tho wreck?
ing of the town, the residents finding
It a dlfllcylt problem to secure safety
for themselves, families and more val?
uable possessions.
None of tho stocks In the stores was
saved, and Uttlo of tho hoavlor furni?
ture In the hnusos. The people, though
they knew of the overflowing of tho
dam, showed little fear of Its effect*
until the waters burst upon them.
The city to-night Is In darkness, tho
electric light plant being one of tho
first to be struck by the dood.
The disaster was caused by the sud?
den rise of the Black Blver behind the
two dams of the La Crosso Water Pow?
er Company, following rains which
lusted almost a week. The uams with?
stood the pressure, but in each case tha
river washed around the sides, taking
nut a big section of the river bank and
coming down upon the country below In
almost ut great volume as If the dams
had been swept away. Tho $6,000,0001
property of tho water company Is
believed to be not greatly damaged,
nnd to-ulght It Is said that the main
dam, which Is a concrete structure,
100 feet thick at the base and fifty feet
at the top, would probably stand all
tho forco which might be directed;
against It.
Farmers Are Warned.
Besides the damage at Block Rlver\
Falls, a great tract of surrounding;
country was overrun. Effort was mudo
to send warnings to farmers, but tel?
ephone wires soon went down, and tho
fato of many settlers Is tho cause for.
some apprehension.'' Below Black River
Falls aro a number of villages, and tho
high waters are due to strike them!
:oiing the night and to-morrow. Cut)
off by telegraph, the news from Black.
River Falls Is being sent to La Crosse
to-night by the Wisconsin Talcphono
Com puny, which has stationed a man
on top of u telephone pole. Ho Is send?
ing his report ns well ns tho flooded
lines permit.
"Black River Falls Is doomed: tho
town will bo wljted off tho map," waa
tho comment of W. W. Holcomb, man?
ager of the Standard OH Company
here, who returned to-night from the
threatened city.
"When I left there at * o'clock
this nfternonn tho main portion of the
place was undor water, and the flood
wus racing down Water Street at the
rate of apparently twenty miles an
hour. Earth disappeared beforo it
as though It were only snow.
"It would seem past belief, but T
saw a big stone building on a hill
100 feet from the water crumble like
an egg shell ami disappear complete?
ly with the hill that supported It.
Tho water had undermined tho hill
find carried everything away.
"Shortly afterward a knoll, sixty
feot long, north of It, was under?
mined and then the poorhouse. a great
white building, three or four stories
high, went with It.
"When the waters appeared the flro
boll culled every one to the streets.
It was sounded to get the people out
to assist the residents on the flats In
removing their goods. Warehouses
and other buildings were swe.pt away
"To get out of the town I had to
go around over a railroad bridge, on<?
approach to which had been taken out.
There was nothing left In tho town to
t eat * ?>
Had Plenty of Time.
"I henr.l of no loss of life. Inhabi?
tants had plenty of time to got out
of danger."
Harry Octtman, formerly of the Wis?
consin Telephone Company at Tomah,
Is the "Jack Blnns" of the flood. Perch
| ed on the top of a pole with a tele
i phone Instrument cut in, with only
darkness about him. and whirling wa?
iters shaking ine pole, ho to-night sent
news to La Crotse and warnings to
all points he could reach.
! Clottman worked In the flood district
nil day without food. -Wherever ho
[could reach s country exchange or *>
farmer's telephone he shouted a warn?
ing. At s o'clock this evening, after
having been on the pole much of the
time slnro 2 o'clock. Osttmnn want
obliged to descend, whon Its unsteadi?
ness gave him warning that It was
soon to fall.

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