Washington Post, August 31, 1913

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia WANT AD DIRECTORY. THIRD SECTION. PAGES 4. 6. 6. AND 7. with moderate tem- perature, today and tomorrow, light, variable winds Temperature 86; minimum, 68. NO. WASHINGTON: SUNDAY, AUGUST 3i, 1913.-FORTYFOUR PAGES. FJVE CENTS. ALL MEXICO MIIIIC Huerta Orders Include Every Man Able to serve. ARMYHEADQUARTERSSHIFT Changed From Interior to Seaports and to Frontier Towns. Students Parade Daily in Mexico City. Enthusiasm Spreads to Youths of the Poorer Refugees Pouring From the Interior to Mexico Officials Emphasize "Waiting Policy" by Absence. Mexico City, Aug 30 the nego- tiations between the United States and Mexico looking to a continuation of peace at a standstill, Mexico has issued orders a new disposition of the troops and for the militarization of all able-bodied men in that portion of the republic un- der control of the central government. There will also be a general shifting of headquarters to cities along both coasts and the northern frontier, General Robles, who has been in command of operations in the south against the Zapata forces, has been" transferred to Acapulco on the west coast Gen. Josquin Maas will move from Fuebla to Vera Cruz. Gen. Jose Mier will go from Guadalajars to Manzamllo. Gen Kugenio Rascon will be sent to Progreso, on the coast of Yucatan Gen. Mercado will be transferred from Chihuahua to Juarez. Important Orders Given. It is announced that to each general have been sent Instructions of import- ance, but theh- character is not revealed The war department in explanation of these changes says that the revolutionarj conditions no longer demand the presence of these men in the interior and that their new positions will enable them better to guard against smugglers. Recently orders weie issued to every governor and jefe politico to organise and drill all able-bodied men under their re- spective jurisdiction for the ostensible purpose of taking in parades Sep- tember 36, national independence day The minister of the interior. Dr. Urrultia, has notified every planter in the republic to arm and equip for service ten men This is for the purpose of defending Indi- vidual properties against the bandits, it being pointed out that the revolutionary conditions had so far abated that the only menace to these properties was by bandits. Students Also Under Arms. The streets of the capital are daily tiaversed by marching students, armed with rifles under officers of the regular army. Not Infrequently whole companies of from 12 to 15 years are to be seen, and occasionally there passes a company of poorly dressed youngsters topical of the bootblack, newsboy element These have been caught by the wave of enthu- siasm, but the parading students, while professing willingness, have been left little choice since the governmental order that students n all government schools shall be subjected to military training. The minister of foreign affairs, Senor Gam boa is still awaiting a reply from the envoy, Mr. Lind, to his last note, but If there have been any further exchanges, the fact has not been admit- ted elthei by the foreign office or the em- bassy. Mary telegrams and letters con- gratulating Gen Huerta on "the patriotic and virile stand" he has taken before the "colossus of the noith" continue to be published. Refugees Continue to Arrive. Refugees from Ulterior points are be- ginning to arrive here The trains tonight proceeded to Vera Cruz with a heavier American passenger list than on any night since the warning from Washing- ton for Americans to leave Mexico. Con- sun General Shanklins' office was visited by an unbroken stream of Americans seeking information regarding the warn- ing, and some asking for transportation. To all Consul Shanklin has shown his instructions, and impressed upon them that Washington s warning is "to leave at once." Hundreds of Americans of the better class are availing themselves of free ti ansportation Man> others, by no means paupeis. but caught short of funds, with no Inarket for anything they may have lot sale, are forced to consider the propo- rtion Consul Shanklin has been bom- barded with questions' as to what is to he done for them while they are waiting fora vessel at Vera Cruz or on their arrival In the United States With President Wilson at the summer capital in Cornish, X TH Secretary of State Bryan lecturing hi Pennsylvania and Maryland, and the secretary to the President. Mr. Tumulty, spending the week-end m New Jersey, the waiting policy- of this government in the Mexican situation became more emphasized yes- teiday. Before Secretary Bryan and Mr. Tu- multy left 'Washington early in the day, messages were received from John Lind. the special American envoy at Vera Cruz, which, it was stated, added assur- ances to the already confident attitude of the administration Secretarv Bryan asserted nothing had been received to cause any discouragement Lind Not toi Return Now. Mr Lind, it was skuthoritatHely stated, no thought of returning to the United StaUs at this tlmS, and was ready- to pi ocoed again to Mexico City at a mo- ment s notice. It was the general opin- ion, however. he would remain at era t'ruz for some time, keeping in i. touch through George O'Shaughnessv of the American embassy In Mexico the actual condition of the Huerta. pio'-isional government and aiding Amer- an citizens who desired to return to this LOUiitry President Wilson's urcwt u Americans in Mexico to leave the coun- try was declared to have been determined upon after -wise counsel not alone be- cause of the present situation in Mexico, but because of conditions which might develop in spite of the efforts of the provisional government to prevent any harm coming to foreigners. Stress Laid on Delay. It was recalled that President Wilson, in his message to Congress Wednesday, laid special emphasis on the suggestion that "the actual situation of the authori- ties at Mexico City will presently be re- and that "the situation must be given a little more time to work Itself out in the new circumstances." That the administration is 'content to give the situation plenty of time to Work itself out is demonstrated by the present attitude of the President and his advisers, and Is regarded as one of the explana- tions for Special Envoy Lind remStmng in Vera Cruz Under no circumstances, it was learned, would Mr. Lind leave Mex- ico at this time. Not only would his de- parture be an indication that this govern- ment had abandoned hope In the situ- ation, but it is thought it would have a depressing effect upon Americans who chose to remain in the country. Finances May Be Factor. The provisional Mexican government, it has pointed out, is encountering financial difficulties, and there have been intimations that there might be a Chang- in the government personnel which would lead to an election for the Mexican pres- idency under constitutional regulation. Washington officials for some unexplained reason seem to think that Senor Gam- boa's second note gave assurance that Huerta would not be a candidate for elec- tion under any circumstances. With Huerta removed from the possi- bilities, it has been suggested, this govern- ment could make concessions with strict adherence to the fundamental grounds of the original proposals to the de facto Mexican government. But until some such development, the administration has ground for the belief that there is dan- ger to Americans remaining in Mexico because of the straits in which the pro- visional government finds itself. A dis- contented army. It has been suggested, become uncontrolable Secretary Bryan, before he left Wash- ington for the day, did not discuss the protest which came from Mexico City against President Wilson's advice to Americans to leave the country. U. S. CITIZENS HELD THAW IN HIS TRAP Jerome Gets Writ Forcing the Fugitive Into Court WITH AID OF POLICE CHIEF Prisoner's Lawyers, Taken by Sur- prise, Are Visibly Startled. Hearing Will Come Up gration Authorities Return to Sher- brooke Ready to Appar- ently Unmoved, Busily Writes Inter- views With Tells Judge He Fears Suit for False Arrest. Gen. Bravo Refuses to Let Any Leave Besieged Torreon. SIX AMERICANS EXECUTED Refugees Reach New Orleans in a Penni- less Messages to State Department Regarding Their Plight Unanswered, Says Banker. Woman Tells of Robbery by Rebels. Eagle Pass, Tex., Aug. by rebels and defended by fed- erals, Torreon, Coahuila Mexico, holds a. number of Americans who have been re- fused permission to leave the besieged city, according to three American refu- gees, who arrived here today. The trio. Frank and Milton Chissum and Andrew Odel, escaped after Gen. Bravo, federal commander, had said no American could quit the place They pro- cured mules and made the journey of 600 miles to Pledras Negras, the rebel head- quarters opposite Eagle Pass Burn the Dead Each Day. The men said the federals In Torreon burn the dead each day, and that there has been much sickness in the town. Scarcity of food is causing much suffer- ing among the poor. Incident to the investment of the city, the refugees said, six Americans, mem- bers of the constitutionalist army, re- cently -were captured and summarily exe- cuted Losses in recent engagements, they declared, are not nearly so heavy as reported, totaling not moi e than 300 or 400 on each side. The Huerta forces have 30 cannon and 40 machine guns. The constitutionalists are poorly equipped in this respect. Refugees Seek Aid in Vain. New Orleans, Aug having lost everything they owned and glad to escape with their lives, 23 American refugees from Mexico arrived here late today on the steamer City of Tampico from Vera Cruz Many of the Ameri- cans came from the interior and had nothing but the clothes they wore They said the American government arranged ioi their passage and they expected to oe taken care of here for a time with State Department funds. This aid, how- ever, was not forthcoming and tonight at least eight of the party, including one woman, waited on the dock until John I Gannon, president of a local trust com- pany, who has charge of the Red Cross funds In New Orleans, took charge of them Some time ago Mr. Gannon was In- structed, he says, to take care of any American refugees from Mexico, but not to take such action until specifically or- dered. He understood he was acting as agent for the State Department and that the Red Cross was to attend to placing State Department funds appropriated for this purpose. State Department Silent. Mr. Gannon says he notified the State Department of the expected arrival of the refugees, and twice wired jfor Instructions, but late tonight nothing had; been re- ceived from Washington. Without defi- nite Instructions, Mr. Gannon would take no action In the name of the Red Cross. Fourteen of the party came from Du- rango, the capital of which has been in the hands of rebels some time. Mrs Mau A Braekett told of repeated visits of rebels to her home, and how with drawn pistols and sabers they robbed her of almost everything in her home. During- the overland trip from Durango with her son. Frank S. Braekett. of Idaho, the party was robbed, but allowed to proceed with their wagon and clothes, but noth- ing else Braekett was a miner. Ordered to Be Shot. Frank Abbott, also a miner, said he re- eentl} was held up by rebels atid told he was to be shot His captors tied him to a tree, but before the oider to fire Was given the commander had him untied The- rebels left him unhurt, but took his clothing. "The killing: of the Englishman Palmer, in a Durango mining offlc e, seems to show that the Mexicans dislike all foreigners, not parjiculaiIv Americans." said Frank S Braekett "Because he would not open a safe, the combination of which he did not Palmet was Main Tt Is not a case of It s simplj money and supplies the> want Minister to -Greece Returns. New York Aug SO G Schur- man to Greece re- tui ned heie on a visit fiom Trieste Xauiler'N Ilmntit tot preset uns peaches. 809 7th st. Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug. K. Thaw's favorite, though ineffective, weapon in the New York courts, the writ of habeas corpus, was turned against him today by his old prosecutor, William Travers Jerome, as a means of forcing Thaw into court here next Tuesday in order that the immigration authorities may deport him to Vermont in what Jerome hopes will be the first leg of the return, trip to Matteawan Asylum. To- night, satisfied with his work, Jerome left here for Quebec to spend Sunday. He was accompanied by Franklin Kennedy, deputy general of New York. John Boudeau, the rural chief of police at Coaticook, Thaw's proud captor after he had crossed the Canadian frontier, was the fulcrum used by, Jerome and his Canadian lawyers in obtaining the writ. The chief was persuaded that Thaw's detention In the Sherbrooke jail, on a defective commitment, might result In damage suit for false arrest, so he pe- titioned Superior Judge Matthew Hutch- inson to have the prisoner produced In court. Judge Finally Consents. Judge Hutchinson, at first loath to dis- turb the status of the case, Thaw having been remanded to Jail for an (indefinite term by a brother judge, Arthur Glob- ensky, finally consented to hear argu- ments on the writ at 10 a. m., Tuesday, when Thaw's lawyers will have an oppor- tunity te oppose it. If the writ is sustained. Thaw will >fce turned over to the immigration officers at once, wiH be taken to Coaticook for hearing and doubtless thrust across the Vermont border, there to be seized py deputy sheriffs, acting for New York State, on the warrant charging him with conspiring with Howard Barnum, the Matteawan guard, and others to escape. Jerome's coup was made possible by the sudden return here of Judge Hutchin- son, who had been in Maine on his vaca- tion. By the merest chance Samuel Ja- cobs, chief counsel for the New York in- terests, was apprised of his return, and made a dash back to Sherbrooke after leaping from a train bound for Montreal. Immigration Authorities Return. The immigration authorities, also bound thither, returned on the next train, and waited about the courthouse today in the hope that the hearing on the habeas corpus writ would be held at once. Thaw's lawyers were taken completely by surprise. Only two of D White and Harry Fraser, were in Sherbrooke. There was talk of bringing 'the chief counsel, J. N Greenshlelds, of Montreal, here by special train, but he was cruising on his yacht in the St. Law- rence River, and could not be reached until tonight. He will be here tomorrow The second in command, W. K. McKeown, arrived from Montreal this afternoon after the writ had been granted. "We do not think this move will stand in said McKeown "New York is using John Boudeau a3 a pawn. It is an abuse of the writ of habeas corpus. A writ of habeas corpus is written presum- ably in a prisoner's behalf. In this case it has been used to deliver him into the hands of his enemies. It is a mere sub- terfuge. Not Criticising Jerome. "We do not criticise our opponents for taking this action in our absence, for we doubtless should have taken like advan- tage should we have had the opportunity. However, there was a sort of mutual understanding that nothing was to be done in the case until Wednesday next, when Roger Thompson's trial is to go on." Mr. Jerome smiled grimly at his vic- tory. The Thaw lawyers had thought the next move would be made through Alexis Dupuls, the Coaticook Judge who committed Thaw It had been said that New York was bringing pressure to bear on Dupuis to withdraw the com- mitment. With the attention of the Thaw lawyers riveted on this, some one quietly visited Boudeau and got him to sign the petition It was presented to Judge Hutchinson in chambers by Samuel Jacobs, acting for New York. Stripped of its legal verbi- age it reviews the details of Thaw's ar- rest at Coaticook on August 19, and maintains that he is held on a faulty commitment. Fears Damage Suit. It also sets forth the desire of the pe- titioner to redress any wrong done Thaw Arid to avoid "any further liability for and concludes as follows: "Wherefore your petitioner that a. writ of habeas corpus issue, addressed to the said J. H La Force, who illegally detains the said Harry K. Thaw in the common jail for said district, ordering mm to forthwith bring and produce be- foie a judge of the superior court for the said district, the bbd> of the said Harry K Thaw, and show cause why the said Harry K Thaw should so be detained, and that unless proper and legal cause of detention' be shown, that the said writ of habeas corpus be main- tained and said Harry K. Thaw set at libei ty, and joui petitioner will ever Thaw Interviews Himself. It Thaw felt trepidation the move of the lawjtrs who arc flght- to set hiia to Matteawan, he did not show it. He was sitting In his cell in his shir.t sleeves with dishes of half-eaten food scattered about, busily plying his pencil. Thaw produced an- other of his famous Interviews, written according to his conception, as he form- ulated both answers and questions. The fugitive went after Mr. Jerome again, writing in a spirit of ridicule. Here is part of Thaw's interview: you read Mr. Jerome's state- ment that the New York attorneys have the Impression that the heads of the Fed- eral will regard the situa- tion in court here as scandalous, and as a reflection upon the dignity of the Brit- ish justice? people like us, from the United States, cannot influence Mr. Jerome, you know, nor keep him from expressing his personal opinions. It is pretty hard for New York State to be represented in court by the lawyer who stood up for the benevolent protective association, isn't it? Doubts Jerome's Good Sense. "Q Jerome is also quoted as say- Ing, 'We of New York realized the humiliating scene in court.' Jerome is a bright man, but he .really hasn't got possibly much good sense. The nervous troubles which afflicted him in his childhood, Mr. Shearn announced before Justice Keogh, may have caused the peculiar infirmity of judgment with which he is afflllcted In and out of season. The learned counsel for the chicken trust Is wrong, as usual. what do you think ubout it? of course, I wouldn't like to express an opinion. It would not be becoming for a stranger. AH I have to say that they Were fulj Of patriotism tor their own country, that they love fair play for strangers within their bounds. (Thaw was thinking of the Ca- nadians when he wrote this.) you can talk about ,the din- ner party where the toastmaster got the alleged telegram from you asking him to call upon Jerome to repeat his speech of January 30, 1908. Says Banqueters "Howled." yes, they tell me every one howled. You see, the Canadian pa- pers published long extracts from the court record to show how Mr. Jerome de- clared to the jury 'As sure as you sit there and I stand here there were such (vicious) places in Twenty-second and Twenty-fourth streets, and that they were maintained by a lot of men, some of whom are living today.' To understand all this it must be re- called that Jetome was a guest at a din- ner of the Sherbrooke Board of Trade shortly after he arrived here, and made a. speech. Jerome say that no decent man would apeak one word in its defense, and that evjen though Stanford White is dead, it did not become him or jiny one else to say one word in his defense? were his exact words I heard him use to the jury yoi} hear how Mr. Jerome be- haved at the Sherbrooke Board of Trade dinner asked to repeat his own tell me he got redder and redder, and almost cried, from vexa- SPTIB3JED SPIBJT'S ADVICE. Then Second Wife Called Him Names; x So He Seeks Divorce. St. Louis, Aug. F. Garlock filed suit for divorce here today, In which he charged that his second wife Inveigled him into a spiritualistic seance, where she called up of his first wife, who advised him to transfer his property to his second wife. He refused to transfer the property, he said, and then his living1 wife called him names. don't -think much of Jerome >tip do-they? 1 he is living to domineer even over the Canadian immigration of- cials, and they resent it. Well, I am ex- pecting some visitors tomorrow, and I have assured them that I will be right here." "Gophers" Are Getting Honey. New York, Aug. as have the leaders of the Gopher band in this city withheld information from the po- lice concerning the whereabouts of the four men who aided Harry Thaw to make his escape from Matteawan State Hospital bits of information continue to seep through the lines they have drawn about their band, which would indicate that some one is supplying the fugitives with order to keep them away u.ntil such time as Thaw shall have re- ceived from the Canadian authorities a definite decision on rtis legal status in the country. Detectives assigned to run down "Yuk- sey" Duffy, "Dick" "Mike" O'Keefe, and Thomas Flood declared yes- terday that their belief in a story which has been going the rounds that on Tues- day last Butler and Duffy, aided by other leaders of the Gopher band, came to this city In an automobile and placed 000, which is alleged to have been paid the band, in a safe deposit box In a bank on the lower Bast Side. Visited Comrades in Saloons. The detectives, following Up this ru- mor, found that at least three of the com- panions of Roger Thompson, the chauf- feur now in jail in Sherbrooke, Quebec, for his part in the rescue of Thaw, drop- ped in on companions in several sa- loons along Ninth and Tenth avenues, after they had deposited their money in the bank, and declared they were gofng to "beat it" until the Thaw matter had died out. One man said that "Floodey" brazenly called at his home at the southeast corner of Forty-first street and Tenth avenue, and packed a valise. The fact that half a dozen detectives were watching his home at the time did not have any terrors for the man said, as he made his way to his apartments by way of a rear fire escape, and left the same -way. Residents of Hell's Kitehen recalled last night that on Tuesday night last there was an unusual number of automobiles running up and down Tenth avenue about 10 o'clock, the time "Floodey" Is alleged to have been in his home. Played Trick on Detectives. It is now believed that the presence of so many automobiles In Hell's Kitchen on that particular night is due to a scheme evolved by friends of Flood to engage the attention of the detectives assigned to watch his house while he en- tered his home. Neither Duffy nor Butler, who are said to be the ringleaders In the plot which resulted in the escape of Thaw, is de- CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE Notice to Home Hunters TODAY'S Post carries the announcements of the leading real es- tate .agents in Wash- ington. If you want to rent or buy a home it should prove of great interest to you. Pick the houses or apart- ments that most interest you from these pages and pay them a visit of inspection. Monday being a holiday, you two full days to devote to home hunting ESCAPES WITH BKOKEN LEG. Alleged "Boy Burglar" Jumps From 4 Window Into Waiting Auto. Minneapolis, Minn Aug. Callender, an alleged "boy con- fined in the criminal ward of the City Hos- pital here because of a broken leg, es- caped early today by jumping from his window and into an automobile, which had just driven up, and which rushed him away to safety. Callender's injury was received in a previous 'attempt to escape. BOILEE EXPLOSION KILLS 3. Fourth, Reported Missing, Believed Dead in Cotton Oil Mill Ruins. Itasca, Tex., Aug. men were instantly killed and a fourth is missing as the result of a boiler explosion in the Itasca Cotton Oil Mill today. The dead: O. B. HARRIS, superintendent. JAMES WILSON, engineer. H. B. -ALLEN, fireman. Ellas Robertson, missing, is thought to be dead in the ruins of the plant. The cause of the explosion Is ipiknown. BUSY FOR ROYAL BRIDE Irish Girls at Work on Duchess of Fife's Trousseau. GROOM TO TAKE CANADA POST Rumor That Prince Arthur of Connaught Will Succeed Father is Confirmed. Wedding to Be Semistate Ceremony. Gorgeous Gifts From European Rulers Are Already Arriving. Special Cable to The Washington Post. London, Aug. for wedding of Prince Arthur of Connaught and the Duchess of Fife on October 15 are already In fall swing, and hundreds of young Irish girls are busy working on the bride's trousseau, for the duchess insists tfeat as as possible everything must be made ito Great Britain. According to English, oostom, wedding presents are given long before the wed- ding, and costly gifts are arriving from all parts of the empire. The king's per- sonal gift to the groom will be a magnift- motor car, while gorgeous jewels halve been received from Queen Alexan- dra, the kaiser, the czar, and several other European monarch s related to the English royal family. Immediately after the wedding the young couple will make tljelr temporary home at Burnholme, near York, but they will spend considerable time later on at Mar Lodge. It appears that the rumor mentioned once before, that Prince Arthur will re- lieve his father as governor general 'of Canada, is true, and in this case the Duke and Duchess of Kent, as it is understood Prince Arthur and the Duchess of Fife will be styled after their marriage, will not be very much in this country for some years to come. Double Title Improbable. It is suggested that Prince Arthur is to be made Duke of Kent, that he and the Duchess of Fife may be styled Duke and Duchess of Kent and Fife, but this is un- likely, as there is no precedent in Eng- land -for a husband taking his wife's title, as sometimes happens abroad, and the dukedom of 'Fife is] not royal. A careful calculation shows that It will not be possible to accommodate more than 300 persons In the chapel itself, and, In- deed, 260 is regarded as the most con- venient number for which to make pro- This means that it will not be possible for any large number of the general circle at court to be invited. It is estimated that there will be at least 50 members of the royal family and representatives of foreign courts at the wedding, and many Ojf these will be attended by at least two each. The wedding will be a semistate cere- mony, the Invitations being sent out by the lord chamberlain's office in the name of the princess royal. It is expected that the German emperor, the German crown prince and princess, the King and Queen of Norway, the crown prince and princess of Sweden, the King and Queen of Spain, and, of course, all the English royal fam- ily will be present, while the wedding breakfast will, it is stated, be given in St. Palace, where that of the king and queen was held. Covered Way for Royalty. A specially covered way is to be pro- vided between the Chapel Royal and St. James' palace and Marlborough House. Along this Queen Alexandra, the Empress Marie of Russia, the King- and Queen of DSTorway, and the Princess Victoria will pass direct to their seats in the chapel, so that those outside will not see any- thing of them. A similar way is to foe provided from Clarence House for the special convenience of the Duchess of Connaught. As the royal procession proceeds from the chapel to the banqueting hall of St. James' palace, -where the wedding break- last Is to be served, privileged spectators will be permitted to assemble on either Hide in order to make their bows to their majesties and the bride and bridegroom H B they pass along. Wedding Gifts on View. Something like 600 guests will be pres- ent at the -wedding breakfast, and they will be able to view the large collection of wedding presents which will be dis- played in the state apartments adjoining the banqueting hall. The Duphess of Fife will change her costume within the pre- cincts of the palace, and will pass once moi e through the banqueting hall In her traveling dress in order to take farewell of those to whom she is known personally. Many rehearsals of the wedding will be necessary in order to assure that every- thing will work smoothly, and it is ex- pected that the first will take place toward fhe end of September. 'Prince Arthur is to be married in the uniform of the Scots Grajs, and a de- l.icHment of his regiment will on dutv and possibly line the aisle and the Chape! ]'.oval unless of foi- bid Tt Is likely also that the Duff 1-mders will be repre.M'iiterl Maj. Langhorne in Berlin. Berlin, AUK Oeorge T. Lanp- horne of the United States armv, tln> i-pw rrilltarv attache to tne embassy 111 Berlin, arrived heie today E IN CONGRESS Citizens' Federation Demands Delegate for District. VOTE TAKEN IS UNANIMOUS tin off ft t that Representative Johnson is i jientleman from Kentucky and can laXi carp of The One Disquieting Incident. The only disturbing event of the meet- ing' was unavoidably brought on it by the colored elevator man, who could not be loused fi om sleep when the meeting adjourned He had abandoned the ele- and pillowed his head on the first step of the stairs It took two police- men to get him on his feet and into the patrol wagon It was intimated that he had been transgressing the new excise law. Motion to Require Residence Limit Defeated After Lively Debate. Presumptious to Petition for Recognition and Impose Stipulations, Its Opponents Clayton Criticises System of Street Extension and Intimates That "Pull" Is Being Used in Favor of Certain Sections. Right of representation in Congress by a delegate for the District of Columbia was demanded by the Federation of Citi- zens' Association, which met last even- ing at -the Chamber of Commerce, D. A. Ewards, president of the association, pre- siding-. "William McK. Clayton, of the Brlghtwood association, made the original motion. An amendment was offered by E. Clarkson, of Plney Branch associa- tion, that the petition to Congress for representation should stipulate a provision that the delegate selected must have been a- resident and citizen of the District for nve consecutive years. The proposed amendment precipitated a, discussion that was terminated only by a vote to divide the motion. On a separate vote the origi- nal motion for a delegate was unani- mously carried, and the amendment was lost by a margin of one Vote. A commit- tee will appointed to take the ntatter up with Congress. Debate -Takes Wide Range. Considerable argument -was made in favor of the amendment. Replying to assertions that it was too presumptions to petition to Congress for the right of representation and then stipulate the qualifications of the Mr. Clarfc- son declared that requirements of a simi- lar nature were imposed In all States, and that the citizens of the District have a right to make such a demand. In this contention be was supported by Wlltla J. Neale, of Central association, of .the meeting, wlvo said that if the lfis- trict has a delegate at all It is essential that he should be an actual resident, and not a citizen and voter in some State. He said that what is wanted Is man who is identified in every way with the life and interests of the District, and who would be undivided in his service. Mr. Neale said he considered a five-year resi- dence at the least a necessary qualifica- tion. v Opposed to Any Qualifications. W. H. Richardson, of the Beiming asso- ciation, wag one of those opposed to mak- ing any qualifications. He said he be- lieved the District would be granted the right asked, but expressed the opinion that the request might be more favorably received If specifications of that nature were omitted. Following the vote he was taken to task by Mr. Clarkson, who pointed out that as a representative of his asoclation he had placed himself on record as against Mr. Rich- ardson replied that he had been misunder- stood, and that lie had assumed that when the bill was framed in Congress provision be made that the dele- gate should be a bona fide resident of the District. Discussing the system of the expendi- ture of appropriations for street exten- sion and suburban development, Mr. Clay- ton made a spirited attack on what he characterized as the operations of a "pull He declared that if an appropriation for the District was made every month, in- stead of every year, it would be several years before the 'National Capital caught up in improvements and would be what it should be. Instances Alleged Manipulation. He said the system of street extension and suburban development is utterly per- nicious. As an instance illustrating his assertion, he said that some time ago recommendations were made for certain improvements inth red ifferent suburban divisions, and, to the surprise of all inter- ested, when recommendations were acted upon, the division that was least in the way of recommendation was the one that received the most That, he de- clared, showed what a "pull" can do. Mr. Clayton was insistent In his conten- tion that some change should be made In this particular system. He said that the people are paying for improvements that are neve1- even begun, and if begun are never completed. The question of having the federated associations go on record as favoring the handling of the District's funds by the District commissioners instead of by Con- giess -was raised, but was not acted upon The meeting also questioned the advisability of having the associations express themselves as to the investiga- tion of District affairs by the District House committee It was pointed out that various phases of the investigation had been given wide publicity, and that as a result an impression detrimental to the mteiests of the city had been spread broadcast Says Investigations Do Good. Mr Neale favored the investigation He said that certain things, of interest were being disclosed, and that things equally interesting, or even fatartling, might be forthcoming He mentioned the state- ment Representative Ben Johnson, chairman of the committee on District affairs, that he had been threatened, and asked whi complaint had not bem made to Superintendent of Police Sylvester He declared that out of justlre to Maj Hvl- ester and to the policeman who Is faald to have been cognizant of the alleged threats, it ivas the dutj of Represent- ative Johnson to do something in the mattei HP asked why it was that he had not appealed to the office of thr dis- trict attornej Mr. Clayton Interjected an answej to CANADIAN TROOPS IS S. Duke of Cornwall's Rifles Guests of New Haven Foot Guards. New Haven, Conn Aug. soldiers, a regiment strong, marched tin ough the streets of New Haven today. They made up the Forty-third Canadian regiment, known as the Duke of Corn- wall's Own Rifles, of Ottawa. The command is visiting here for three days as guest of the Governor's Foot- guards of this cltv The union jack was floating beside the Stars and Stripes on many a building and thousands of per- sons were at the railroad station to greet the troop train as it pulled in from the Canadian capital King George Is honorary colonel of tha regiment. RULES FROM HIS CELL Sanford Orders Holy Ghosters to Make Long Cruise. HAS VISION IN ATLANTA PEISON Head of Shiloh Colony, Now Serving Term for Manslaughter, Directs Fol- lowers to Tour West Indies to Convert Has Attempted to Usurp His Leadership. Boston, Aug. the Holy Ghost yacht Barracouta lies down in the harbor and the yacht "Kingdom" being outfitted near Freeport, Me, de- vout followers of Frank W. (Elijah) Sanford are holding daily prayer meet- ings in a Massachusetts, avenue hall, for a proselyting tour to the West Indies and Africa. The tour is undertaken upon the di- rection of Sanford Is serving time in Atlanta prison for man- slaughter. Sanford had a vision tell- ing him to preach to the heathen in the West Indies and Africa. He com- municated these orders to his era, and they are planning briskly for the trip. The recttot death of a the colony, which Was at first attributed to starvation, has start- ed a controversy over the Holy Ghost and Us faith. An attempt is under way to drive the colony out of Shiloh, the little Maine town where the Holy Gbostera have their headquarters. M. A. Leger, of Lynn, a former member. Is one of those who is fighting for the end of the colony. Calls Shiloh "Plague Spot." "Shiloh is a plague he says. "Men and women and children, all but the elders, are being actually starved to death. They become weak and en- feebled, easy prey to disease. "Over a hundred children have died since thp colony was from starvaticn "Three hundred persons are living there today, and there isn't enough food to go around. They spend their titne praying for money." The Holy Ghosters have not wavered in fidelity to Sanford, although he Is serving time for manslaughter. They trace an analogy between his fate and that of the Saviour, and they are con- fidently awaiting his return to them from prison. Nobody has tried to usurp his job. The orders come from a prison cell, and they are obeyed as implicitly as though the prophet were still ruling in his tem- ple The Rev. Mr. Tupper met a newspaper correspondent and denied that any chil- dren were starved Denies Children Are Starved. "That is not said Mr. Tupper. "The children were not starved. They fare as well as any children "The health officers say that some of them are rather flabby from a vegetable diet." "We are not replied Mr. Tupper, rather sui-prised "We eat what- ever food the Lord provides Our chil- dren eat meat as well as vegetables; they have milk and eggs and all that they need "It is charged that you only have six cows to provide milk for 100 children." "We have six or eight- cows, but we do not rely upon them We buy milk every day. You can look at the children who are passing. Do they seem to you ill Prim little boys and girls Were moving about like chickens in a barnyard. "What Is the ordinary menu'" "Why, it is that of all farmers (Some days we have one thing, some days an- other. We believe in variety of foods "How many people are there Is your "Altogether about 500 "Is that more or less than belonged when Mr Sanford was "About the same "And how do you people live'" "By work We believe in work, but not for wages. We believe in a com- munity of interests and all work for the common good "We have many hundreds of acres of land under cultivation Most of our men till the soil We have trades here in the big house Make Hats for Village Folk. He conducted the visitor about and showed him a millinery establishment. A dozen women were employed In mak- ing hats The hats were not Paiisian in style, but not unlike the display in the window of any village mlUinery shop, and the reporter was infoimed that many hats made in Shiloh are worn by the country folk in the vicinity of Lis- bon and Lewiston with profitable re- sults for the Shiloh's treasury There was also a shoemaker's shop which employed a dozen hands, a prin- ter's shop, where the Holy Ghost news- paper is published dressmaking rooms, and similar establishments How does your community get its revenue since the work you do barelv pi ov ides for the community needs7' Mr Tupprr was asked 'Out Is a simple faith We believe that the I.oj d will take care of us We know that he will provide what wr need Hal U more Hcturn. Baltimore anil Ohio. IJvery Saturday and Sunilaj (joofl to re- turn until 8 00 a m Hani Monday All trains, both ways, including Koyal Limited, FISHER HELD IN JAIL State's Attorney Will Fight Effort to Free Him. FIND SEVEN STAB WOUNDS Autopsy Moves Maryland Prosecutor to Oppose Bail, It Is Said. Slayer of Altdorfer Retains Counsel When Coroner Fails to Hold Inquest and Release and Foster Daughter of Dead Man in Seclusion. Scene of Midnight Tragedy Is serted. Contrary to his expectations, William J. Fisher, the self-admitted slayer of William L. Altdorfer, who was stabbed to death In the course of a midnight struggle hi his home on Elm street. Chevy Chase, Md Friday, was still confined In a cell of the Rockville jail last night, without probability of release or prospect of a hearing before tomorrow. Meanwhile, the necessity of a coroner's jury having been eliminated by Fisher's frank admissions of the killing, the body of Altdorfer was removed from the scene of the tragedy yesterday afternoon to an undertaking establishment in this city for preparation for burial. Scene of Tragedy Deserted. little white bungalow in wh'ch both men had lived for several years aa friends was deserted yesterday. Its shades were drawn as though to shut in the of the killing. Mrs Altdorfer, who, hairing recently established an abode in Washing- ton, had only returned to her Chevy Chase home when advised of her hus- band's death, and Miss Lillian protect whom Fisher alleges he accosted Altdorfer, her foster left be- fore the funeral wagon made its call Re- ports as to theirVwhereabouts varied; some of the neighbors said they had coma together to this city, while others eaid that they had joined friends in Mary- land village. Expected Prompt Karly in day the of the county jail, had his confidence of release immediately upon the holding of the coroner's inquest procedure which thought would be had shown no disposition to tetaln legal counsel. Later, however, he, was prevailed upon to consult an attor- ney, and Thomas Dawson, of fiockville, was brought into the case Mr. Dawson went to Chevy Chase, and the report be- came current that an effort would be made to have Fisher released at once on ball. To these attempts, however, State Attorney W Outerbridge Spates Is de- termined to raise every legal objection possible While he is reticent in his discussions of the case, remarking that he does not wish to expose his piano to the defense he said "I will fight desperately every ef- fort which Fisher's lawyers may make to have him released." Stabbed Seven Times. In the forenoon yesterday Mr Spates and Sheriff Clifford Howard went to Chevy Chase and ordered an autopsy, which Dr Conrad made. The phj-sician reported, as a result of his examina- tion, that Fisher had plunged the blades of the shears Into Altdorfer's body seven times Three of the wounds, Dr Conrad said, were of such a nature that any one would have proved fatal One of the thrusts drove the long blades beneath the collar bone and sev- ered a vein. This alone would have caused death, it is said Two other in- cisions were found, however, when the thorax was opened -which extended through the pericardium into the right ventricle of the heart. The scissors with which Fisher did the stabbing had blades more than six inches in length, and they had penetrated the body of the slain man, in the case of the heart wounds, more than 3 1-2 inches. Be- sides these serious wounds, Dr. Con- rad found four superficial flesh -wounds on Altdorfer's chest These had been deflected by the ribs and sternum, and, consequently, bad not inflicted internal injuries. The number and seriousness of the wounds found upon Altdorfer'a body are thought to be the reason for Mr. Spates' determination to combat to strenuously all attempts to liberate Fisher. Neighbor Put Him to Bed. Altdorfer, it is was so intoxicat- ed when he returned to his home in the early evening that of his neighbors had to assist Kim into the house and remove his clothing. Even after he had been placed upon the bed, it is reported that Altdorfer arose and drank the greater part of the conteata ot a. half-pint flask of whiskey. It was after this that he appeared in his night clothing in the kitchen and at- tempted, according to Miss Reese and Fisher, to annoy the young woman. That Fisher was attacked Jsy Altdorfer has not only been testified to by Miss Reese and himself, but was borne out by the marks upon his throat when Dr. Thomas A Poole and Dr. Conrad went to the house. The sympathy of the residents of the community in which the Altdorfer home is located lies entirely with Fisher. That Altdorfer was a man of insane temper when under the influence of intoxicants is generally admitted b> those who either knew or lived in proximity to him. It was due to his treatment only recently while on a spree, his neighbors that Mrs Altdorfer, fearing bodilj harm, was forced to leave his home and establish herself in this> city Outcries Bring Rescue, Mibs Reese In her statement to Statp i Attornev Spates and Sheriff Howard jes- ON SECOND FAQS, NFWSPAPFR! ;