Evening Star from Washington, District of Columbia on June 28, 1913 · 1
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WEATHER. Probably fair tonight ami Sunday; not quite ><? warm; light t > moderate north winds. About every one in Washington who reads at all reads The Star. No. WASHINGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1913-TWENTY PAGES. ONE CENT. FIGHT IS STARTED AGAINST COLPOYS Anti-Szfloon League Protests Selection as Excise Commissioner. OPPOSED THE PASSAGE OF JONES-WORKS BILL ^Several Democratic Senators Declared to Be Against the Labor Man. An'acttve tight against the confirmation J" of John B. Colpoys, named yesterday by President Wilson as one of the three excise board members, is to be made by the District Anti-Saloon L<eague, and by Senator Jones, according to Indications today. The fight is to be made on the basis of Mr. Colpoys' attitude when the Jones-Works excise law was pending in Congress. No decision regarding the attitude to be adopted regarding the nominations of Frank B. I?rd and Robert G. Smith has been reaohed by the league. Senato- Jones of Washington, co-author with Senator Works of California of the new excise law for the District effective July 1, let it be known today that he will oppose with all his power the confirmation of the nomination of Mr. Colpoys. It is expected that Senator Works will make a fight against the confirmation of Mr. Colpoys also, though the California senator is out of the city today, and not expected to return until next week. Opposed the Measure. The opposition to Mr. Colpoys on the part of Senator Jones is due to the fact that Mr. Colpoys appeared before the subcommittee of the Senate District committee when the Jones-Works excise bill was under consideration, and spoke in opposition to the measure. Senator Jones does not believe that a man who is known to have opposed the enactment of the new law should be appointeed to enforce that law. "I do not believe that President Wilson would have made the appointment had he understood the situation," said Senator Jones. "I have nothing against Mr. Colpoys personally, but I do not believe it wise to appoint a man to enforce a law in which he does not be- _ lieve." Andrew Wilson, president of the AntiSaloon League of the District of Columbia. railed upon Senator Jones today to state his protest and that of the league against the appointment of Mr. Colpoys. Others Against Colpoys. It is known that a number of the democratic senators are strongly opposed also to the confirmation of Mr. Colpoys as a member of the txcise beard. They were strongly In favor of the measure when it wa> before the Senate. Several of them have called upon their republican colleagues and have stated that they were utterly opposed to having Mr. Colpoys made a member of the excise board. It was intimated today that there might be fight made also against the confirmation of Mr. Smith as a member of the excise board. Senator Jones said today that he recalled vividly the testimony given by ! Mr. Colpoys before the subcommittee wh?n the excise measure was up for consideration, and that to refresh his memory he hart read the Colpoys testimony over yesterday afternoon. Arguments Against Bill. In his testimony Mr* Colpoys, who appeared as secretary of the Central i.abor Union, said, in part: "There are some features of this bill which If enacted into law will react ;.gainst the people we are representing, the laboring people. One of those features would be the concentration of licenses in any particular district. "It would mean this; that the class of people that we represent, whom I can safely say are the most temperate people. or the most temperate class in Washington: temperate in -o far as drinking is concerned, and temperate in almost all habits. They work steadily. When they go to their homes in the evening they feel that perhaps a glas- of beer, or any-; thing strongt r if they feel that way.1 will do them good. They know how to take it. They feel that it w ill do tlwm j good after a hard dav's labor. It' yo i a:?-| going to concentrate the saiooi/s. man has got to leave his home and go riuite a distance to git thai b ? n going to >ta> in the saloon and not go* home, because when he is there he says: Well, if I ?<? back home again it m?-ans taking a Ion* journey, and 1 mi* ,t as well stay here! ^ on are going t'? encourage the men to leave their homes, rather than to keep them at homv Discusses Growler. "Tou ':*ar a great deal about the growler trade The growler trade is this, that instead of people drinking In saloons that are so objectionable to many people thai have apeared before this committee they to the saloon and th* v ^ei th<ir growler or ih.-ir pitcher. or whatever it tm*> be, an,j they tak<- it to tb?-ir homes and drink it there There are very few people, no matter how low they are, w ho want to desecrate th? ir hom? s. They do not do it. arid the dr.nkhig of a gla^s of beer before their children does not do it, neither does it encourage their children to grow up to be drunkards. T>ut on f he other hand, the drinking of a glas-- of beer in a temperate manner before hi* children sets them an example of temperance that will be more lasting on their memories than any lesson they might learn from impracticable theorists. "Senator Joins asks us if we have taken any specific a- tioti on this specific resolution. \\ *? :1o Hot ha\ ?? to. any more than we wo*cd have to take Mpecttir action on a Mil in regard to the eighthour law \\, know it so 'thoroughly that we do not ha\ to send to our various locals to find out their views. Defends Old Statute. ??We feel now that after nineteen years of a law on the statute books that regulates the liquor traffic as well as this law apparently does?and there are very few cases of violation of the liquor law - we feel that we ought to let well enough aione. "We feel, as has been told you bythree representatives, that the present law, if enforced let it be rigidly enforced ?will correct some of the abuses that perhaps do exist. There has no law been made yet but there have been violations of it. and fh? mcr? placing of a restricted number of licenses is not going to restrict drunkenness. You will have more of It thai! let,s of it. because, as l said, people will go to that place where they are restricted, and they will stay there longer than they otherwise would if they knew they could go a short distance to get what they wanted to drink. "1 feel safe in saying that we repra sent the majority of the bona fide resl| dents of the District.'* This testimony was given in February, 11*12. Opinion of Wilson. Andrew Wilson, president of 'he Dis| trlct Anti-Saloon League said: "I have not talked with nil the officers of the league, but I feel safe In waving that we will enter a most vigorous protest against the confirmation of Mr. Colpoys.* said Mr. Wilson this morning. "His testimony, as given in pages 1;?9 to IBS of the printed reports j of the Senate committee hearing shows his attitude toward this law." Members of the headquarters committee of the District Anti-Saloon League met this afternoon In Mr. Wilson's ofl-ces to consider all three of the ' President's nominations for the excise hoard and determine on a course of ac| tion. The nomination of Mr. Colpoys ! received particular attention. i "Our position," said Mr. Wilson, "is merely that we want men who will administer the law fairly and impartially- We want no advantage. But I do not see how a man who opposed a law as vigorously as did Mr. Colpoys in this case can be impartial. "His arguments against this law when it was pending were as strong if not stronger than any others given." Their Attitude Not Known. Mr. Wilson said he knew Mr. Lord only slightly, and that he knew nothing of the attitude of either Mr. Smith or Mr. Lord on the saloon question. So far as could be learned in other circles there was no disposition to opi pose Mr. Lord, but there were several ! .suggestions that Mr. Smith might be opposed in some quarters. The appointments already have received the hearty Indorsement of leaders of the Federation of Liquor P^alers. and of John Costello, national democratic committeeman from the : District, who recommended the ap| pomtment of Mr. Colpoys and Mr. Lord j to the President. William D. Barry, president of the I Federation of Liquor Dealers, and ?fames A. Duffy, financial secretary of the Retail Liquor Dealers* Association have said that they thought the new hoard fair and honest, and that they were satisfied. Both said they thought there would be no opposition from any of the liquor dealers. Definite Course Not Decided. Following the meeting of the headquarters committee of the District AntiSaloon League this afternoon Mr. Wilson said that no definite course of action hau been decided upon, but that the members felt that Mr. Colpoys should not have been appointed "We feel that President Wilson should he asked to withdraw Mr. Colpovs' nomination. and that the people of Washington ought to help us to bring this about, said Mr. Wilson. "I do not know yet. however, what action will be taken " MEN TO SENATE Protest Filed Alleging He Is Ineligible to Be District Commissioner. Protesting against the confirmation of Oliver P. Newman as District Commissioner on the ground that he has not been a bona fide resident of the District for three years, as required by law, a group of democratic taxpayers today filed an appeal with the Senate District committee to grant a public hearing before taking any action on Mr. Newman s nomination by the President. At the same time announcement was made that a mass meeting of taxpayers will be held Monday night at the Old Masonic Temple to consider the nomination of Mr. Newman. W. J Neale. a member of several democratic organizations and secretary of the Federation of Citizens* Associations, who is heading the movement, said that a number of prominent men will speak at this meeting. Chairman Smith Out of City. Senator Smith of Maryland, chairman of the Senate District committee, was out of the city today, and therefore it was not known whether the request for a hearing on Mr. Newman's nomination would be granted. T'ne .appeal sent to the Senate District committee today was signed bv W J Neale. John Campbell, h. Brown j! M. Wood, George Montgomery Samuel W. Cockrell and J. N. England. The appeal .stated tAiat a further protest would be forwarded to the committee not later than next Tuesday, and ask. d de-1 la> until that time. As a basis for the protest, the appeal sets forth that the petitioners did not believe that Mr. Newman was elig.ble for the position of District Commissioner under the terms of section 19 of the act of June 11, 187*. which is as follows: Language of t*ie Law. i he two persons appointed from civil life shall, at the time of their I appointment. j)f. citizens of the United , States, arid shall have been aetual resl. dents of the District of Columbia for three years next before their uppointmerit, and have, during that period, claimed residence nowhere else." Mr. Neale stated today that the protest was not being made on the score of politics, and that he was not taking part in it as a democrat. It is entirely a citizens and taxpayers' movement, he declared. "Tiie question is whether the resid< nt;, (.i I?ist, i.-t are to allow a nontaxpiytr. a man who is practically a st i anger to the great majority of the people, an.I who is technically unqualified t? hold the position, to become one ?r the i.iree District t 'ominissioners, | said Mr. Neale. Mr. Neale stated that he and his fel; low-petitioners were ready to tight the , appointment in the courts if necessary. Inquiry as to Eligibility. It ha always been understood that President Wi'son carefully investigated the question of Mr. Newman's eligibility before inakiriK the appointment, and that the Attorney Cent ral gav* him an opin: ton to th. effect that Mr. Newman s appointment would be legal j It is not expected that the Senate District committee win consider the commissiotiership appointments until late next week, after the democratic caucus ' Iff "bin '?onsideration of the tarl'p to the present no protest has been made against the appointment of Frederick L. Siddons as the other civil Commissioner and the protest t.nlay is the only one tiled against Mr. Newman with the i>e-?late committee. Standard Oily Company Wins. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. June 29.? The Missouri supreme court today handed down a decision allowing the Standard Oil Company of Indiana which had been ousted from the state' to continue business in Missouri. ORDER ABOLISHES PASSES ON CARS Public Utilities Commission Hereafter to Prohibit Free Riding in District. _____ ONLY COMPANY EMPLOYES EXEMPTED UNDER RULING Decision Based on Opinion by Corporation Counsel Thomas That It Is Illegal. A sweeping order practically abolishing: the use of the pass 011 Washington traction lines was adopted today by the public utilities commission Policemen and firemen of the District of Columbia and all persons, in fact, who are not employes of the local street railway companies hereafter will be prohibited from riding free over the lines. The commission's decision is baBed on an opinion submitted by Corporation Counsel E. H. Thomas to the effect that the issuance of free passes is prohibited by the utilities law. It is expected that all passes will be immediately recalled by the companies as soon as they, are informed of the conclusion reached by the utilities board. Only Employes to Bide Free. Street railway companies will be permitted to provide their own employes with free transportation. The only other exception to the ruling is | the case of certain persons who have (contracts for placing advertising in street cars. The prohibition also will apply to them, however, upon the expiration of their present contracts. The pass question has been before the board several weeks and was considered recently at a public hearing. The decision is expected to work a hardship in the case of policemen, who frequently are forced to ride In street cars when answering emergency calls or when being detailed from one part of the city to another. No Provision for Reimbursement. It is stated that money spent by policemen in car fares cannot be reimbursed by the local government without special authorization from Congress. Arrangements have been completed for the hearing to be conducted by the commission Monday on the question of whether the holding of stock of the Washington Railway and Electric Company by the Washington Utilities Company is in violation of the Follette anti-merger law. Notice has been served by the board on the Washington Railway and Electric Company to the effect that only one fare may be charged on the Glen Echo line of this company in the District of Columbia. Complaint had been made that. In many instances the Maryland fare is charged before the District line is reached. TENNIS MATCH NEAR END McLoughJin, the American Champion, Continues to Win in English Tournament. WIMBLEDON, Eng.. June L'8.?With four champions pitted against four Englishmen for Inclusion in the semifinal rounds of the all-England tennis singles championship an intensely interesting stage of the tournament was reached with the opening of the fifth round today. The four champions are [ Maurice E. McDoughlin, the United j States champion; J. C. Parke, Irish and Scottish champion: Oscar Kreutzer, German champion, and Stanley N. | Doust, Australasian champion. They were picked by experts before the matches started almost without exception as the probable semi-finalists, leaving the Englishmen entirely out of I the picture. As had been expected .McEoughlin had no difficulty in defeating W. Ingram and entering the semi-final round of the all-England championship. The American champion today won eighteen out of twenty-five games during the three sets with fngram, his scores being 6 -1, 6?2. 8?4. In the last set tin- American displayed fine judgment in his overhand strokes, j This, with his magnificent service, save j him easy command of the match. Only j in the final set did the Englishman display any ^rasp of the American's service, but the sigjiH <.f Improvement in the play of liis opponent brought out all that was best in Mclaughlin's play and he finished the match in grand style, winning the final games by superb recoveries from Ingram's volleying. England expresses eonsiderable hopes of retaining the ladies' ehampionship. J. Parke, Ir.sh and Scottish chamt pion, beat R. Watson, ihr^e straight sets, ? '? " '? H?4. Watson yesterday defeated Wallace F. Johnson of Phlladel? phia. I'arke. Is considered McEoughlm's most dangerous opponent for the final ' honors here. Stanley N. Doust, captain of the Australian Davis team, beat Hope Crisp, captain of the Cambridge University team, three seis to one. The score wa>* 7?5, 6?3. 3?6, 11 j In the tinal mateh of the fifth round Oscar Kreutzer. the German champion. I beat Kenneth Powell, forme, .y captain I of ( anihridKo I'niversltv. three sots to I one. 6?4. 6?1. 5?7, 6?0. It is expected thai Meljoughlin will play Parke in the semi-finals Monday whtle Doust will matched against Kreutzer The finals of the tournament I will be played Tuesday. Store News All the bargains and news of the stores are printed in The Sunday Star just the same as all other important news. It pays to read Star ?'idj > A REMINDER. ENTIRE FAMILY DEAD IN BURNED BUILDING Horrible Discovery at Farmhouse Early This Morning. Case Wrapped in Mystery. COLUMBIA, S. C., June 28.? A special dispatch from Lexington, 3. C., to the Columbia Record this morning brought the news of a horrible tragedy. A milkman going along the road between Little Mountain and Peak station discovered denee columns of Bmoke arising from a point near some woods early in the morning, and soon came upon the ruins of John Jacobs' farmhouse. Human interest gave way to horror when he found the charred body of a child near the stone doorstep within the ruins. Further inspection revealed live other bodies, indicating that both Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs and their four children lay dead amid the debris, the odor of burning flesh being in evidence. Two Die Hand in Hand. Two of the bodies, judging from the positions in which they lay, were given up to death hand in hand. One of the daughters was a teacher in the Little Mountain School and the elder son was about eighteen years old, the two other children being small. The cause of the tragedy is a mystery. Farmers in the vicinity were quickly aroused and started an investigation. A telephone message was sent to Sheriff M. .1. Miller of Lexington and the latter started for the scene at once, with one or two officers, to investigate. Some farmers in the neighborhood argued their suspicions of foul play and others save the opinion that the home of Jacobs had l>een demolished by lightning during a storm shortly after midnight and the entire family annihilated. Other details are lacking- A coroner's Inquest is expected later today. KILLS WIFE AND SELF. Samuel Heck, 63, of Dayton, Ohio, Deranged by Flood. DAYTON Ohio, June 2*.? Samuel Ileck. ; aged sixty-three, shot his wife. Jane Heck, sixty-two, this morning, killing her instantly. He then killed himself by shooting himself through the heart. Heck had been deranged for some days as the result of the recent flood, from which he has never fully recovered, and had recently undergone a severe surgical operation, which added to his affliction. A thirty -eight-caliber gun ?as used, and death was Instantaneous in both cases. The couple have always been most affectionate, and were highly respected in the neighborhood. MISSOURI WINS CASE. Fire Insorance Companies Must Continue to Write Policies. JEFFERSON <MTY. Mo., June 28.?The .Missouri supreme court today overruled ^"??^T!T?77"Tr!ecnTy the tire"insurance, companies that had announced their intention to cease writing business in this state, and issued a tempo -ary order restraining the companies from ceasing, to write, policies. This is a victory for the attorney general. PAGE REFUSES TO BE HELD UP. Englishman Tries to Increase Rent for London Embassy Quarters* IvONDON, June 2S.?Walter Hines Page, American ambassador to the court of St. James, will hold his Fourth of July reception at a hotel, as he has not yet been able to secure a residence. Negotiations were to be concluded this week for a house, but the price was suddenly raised when the owner learned the identity of his prospective tenant. He believed then that he could get a bigger rent, but found he was mistaken. HALF HOLIDAY IS GIVEN Employes of Six Government Departments Released at 1 O'Clock. Employes of six of the government departments were excused from the day's work at 1 o'clock this afternoon to seek cool places In and about Washington. The employes of the other four remained on duty to work along through the! heated afternoon. The Smithsonian Institution also released its employes tor j the afternoon. The departments of State. War, Navy, Agriculture, Commerce and l.abor are the ones which excused their employes at 1 o'clock, while those in which work was continued were Treasury, Post Office, Interior and Justice. The orders in gcneiul read that the heads of the various bureaus were to excuse all employes who could possibly be spared, i This, of course, meant practically all of i the employes in those departments. Many of the employes In the depart- j men is, it is said, had obtained leave for the day. and it was beiieved that it would not be-a serious handicap to release the remaining employes for a half day. -Next Saturday, however, all of the departments will close at 1 o'clock, this liine under an executive order. This will begin the regular summer Saturdav half holidays, which continue during the months of July, August and Septenlber. HARNED VERDICT SET ASIDE. Six Cents Award for Libel Held Injustice to Lawyer. NBW YORK, June -X.?Judge Holt, in | the federal district court today, set aside as- inadequate the verdict for ?S cents recently obtained by Thomas K. llarncd, a Philadelphia lawyer, in his libel suit against the International Magazine Company, based on statements which appeared in the Cosmopolitan in articles on "The Tragedies of the Sugar Trust." Granting the motion and ordering a new trial. Judge Holt said: "I think Harned has been treated with grave injustice, and although it would be easy to put the responsibility in this case on the jury, i cannot escape the conclusion that justice requires that this verdict be set aside." FACING TRIAL, FOUND DEAD. Charles Brown. 54, Was Charged With Attacking Schoolgirls. ST. 1>_>1"1S. Mo.. June *-18.?Charles Brown, fifty-four years old. who hud forfeited lijs bond to appear for trial on a charge ftf attacking two schoolgirls, was found dead in Forest Park today. A bullet hole was in his temple, but no weapon was near. The alleged offense for which lirown was to be tried is a capital Crime. Soon after- the poliee had found the body they were joined by a tramp, who said he had found the body with a revoher lyin? near. The tramp, who gave his name as Henry Schuester, was held for investigation. Auto Routes to Gettysburg Battlefield There will appear on the automobile pages of The Sunday Star seven descriptive routes to the Gettysburg battlefield. The article will be illustrated, and, in addition to a map showing the various routes, will show the towns passed through en route and the distances. Y / OLD PERRY BATTLEFLAG | AGAIN AT MEAD Loaned by Museum for Centennial Celebration of Lake I Erie Victory. CHICAGO. June 2S.?A tattered portion of the battleflag of Commodore Perry's frigate, the Lawrence, at the battle of Lake Erie, was the commander's standard today in the cruise to Lake Bluff for Illinois state officials' day at the naval training station. The excursion is under the auspices of the Perry's victory centennial commission of Illinois, to which was loaned the historic relic by Adam Weck[ ler. jr. The treasured silken remnant was hoisted to the masthead of the gunboat Dubuque when the booming of a gun gave the signal to start the cruise. The finest pleasure craft on Lake Michigan carried several hundred guests. Flights by Hydro-Aeroplanes. Exhibitions in water fleetness will be given en route by the hydro-aeroplanes of Mr. YVeckler and James A. Pugh. Capt George H. Clarke, commander.of the naval training station, and his officers will welcome the visitors, and dinner for 1,500 will be served at once in the mess hall. In the afternoon the apprentice seamen will drill and tributes to the work of "boy building" by the government will be paid by ex-R^presentative George E. Foss, former chairman of the House committee on naval affairs, members of the commission and others. May Keep Up Flag Until July 5. In response to an urgent request from officers of the Toledo Museum of Art Rear Admiral Blue, acting Secretary of the Navy, today granted permission for the institution to keep Commodore Perry's flag until July 5, when it will then be taken by Ensign I^owry and placed on the restored frigate Niagara to re\ main there with other Perry relics throughout a cruise of the great lakes. FORMER PRESIDENT DEAD. Dr. Manuel Ferraz de CamposSalles Succumbs in Brazil. SAO PAUliO. Brazil, June lis.?Dr. Man- j uel Perraz de Campos-Salles, president of Brazil from 1NPK to llWCJ, died he v today ; j at the age of seventy-three years. I During his term of office as president j lie was responsible for much of the work ; of reconstruction of the great republic, i ! which had just emerged from a long period of unrest. Dr. Campos-Sailes, after leaving college in ix?vl, was for a time a newspaper J man, eventually passing into the political arena. He was a member of parliament during the empire and became known a.? the "Brazilian Gamibetta." Under the republic he became at first minister of justice and did much to reform the laws of Brazil. He afterward became gov: ernor of the state of Sao Paulo, where ; he retained office until his inauguration as president. TURNER CONTESTS CLOSING. Prizes Will Be Awarded in Denver Tomorrow. DENVER, June liS.?Today will mark the ending of the prize contests incident to the thirty-first bundes turnfest of the North American Gymnastic Union. Tomorrow morning the technical committee of thirty-six will finish the work of figuring the averages and in the afternoon prizes will be awarded. Senior classes in dumb-bells, ladies classes in dancing and young men's classes in wand exercises were special features of the program. Tonight a banquet of the visiting singing societies and to the press representatives is to be held at East Turner HalL PLAN TO DISSOLVE I HARM MERGER! Union Pacific Railway Company and Attorney General Reach Agreement. SCHEME IS IN HARMONY WITH PRESIDENT'S VIEW Provides for Exchange and Sale of $126,000,000 of Southern Pacific Stock. Attorney General McRevnoIds and representatives of the Union Pacific, it was definitely learned today, have reached an agreement for the dissolution of the great Harriman merger. The principles of the plan are in harmony with the views of President Wilson, and he is expected to approve. It will be submitted to the judges of the United States court for the eighth circuit. The plan will go to the court with the government's approval, qualified only by a request that the judges give a limited time before entering a final decree, during which the government may possibly make objections which cannot now be foreseen. Attorney General McKeynolds does not expect to go to St. Paul, but will send G. Carroll Todd, special assistant, who has been associated in the negotiations. Not Ready to Discuss Details. Attorney General McKeynolds today said he was not ready to discuss the situation or details. It is understood, however, that the plan will provide for exchanging f38,?JOU,<JOO of Southern Pacific stock held by the Union Pacific for Pennsylvania's interest in the Baltimore and Ohio, and the sale of the remaining $NSOUO,OIW of Southern Pacific through the medium of a trust company under such safeguards as will end control of the Southern Pacific by either the Union Pacific or its shareholders. Officials today declared that President Wilson and Attorney General McKeynolds had been in perfect accord all along to reach an agreement for the dissolution previded a plan could be evolved that would meet the d. : .ands of the Sherman law. it was declared that while there had never been any tendency to place obstacles in the way of an agreement, the administration had insisted upon an ' adequate dissolution." Takes Time to Consider. The plan evolved, it is believed, will accomplish it, but the government takes the precaution of asking for a limited time within which to make objections, so that in case public discussion of the proposition and further study by officials shows any weaknesses the hands of the administration will not be tied. As the plan of dissolution does not provide for the separation of the Southern and Central Pacific, officials of the department of Justice today reiterated that Attorney General McReynolds later on would bring a civil anti-trust suit under the Sherman law to accomplish that result. Court Asked to Sit Monday. An effort now is being made to have the judges of the United States court for the eighth circuit, who sit as a district court in the case, to assemble in St. Paul Monday. The details of the plan will not be made public out of respect to the court, it is said, until the plan is presented. H0MEMAKERS IN SESSION, Various Problems of Economics Dis, cussed at Cornell. ITHACA, X. Y.. June 28.?The new home economics building of the state college of agriculture at Cornell University will be formally opened tonight. The American Home Economic Association is holding its annual convention in the new building. The homemakers' conference began with reports by Isabel Ely Lord, secretary, and Dr. C. Langworthy, treasurer, last evening. Dr. Thomas Nix011 Carver, director of rural economics. United States Department of Agriculture, and Mme. Alice de la Ruelle. who is on a mission from the French government, spoke on economic problems. This morning Mabel Hyde Kittredge of the association of housekeeping centers. New York city, spoke on "The Need of the Immigrant." Other speakers were Miss J. J. Eschenbrenner. membership secretary of the national child labor commission. and Mme. de la Ruelle, who spoke on "The Needs of the Working Child," and "The Working Girl in France."' COAL FROM BERING RIVER. U. S. Government to Test Fuel as Steam Producer. SEATTLE. Wash.. June 2S.?'The first shipment of the 7<?? tons of coal t?> be mined by the United States government party in the Bering river coal fields was received at salt water at Katalla Thursday night, according to cabled information received today from f'ordovo. The shipment con:- ".-ted of two oiiehalf tons, which was brought down th< river in a small boat. Little u-;.iu is expeeted in shipping o;:t the remainder 01 the "<!*> tons to be tested t'01 its snamivg qualities by the cruiser Marylano. Judge Moore Wins Another First. I A) N DON. June Another first priz" was won by Judge \V. II. Moore of NewYork today at the international horse show. In class 17 for pairs of harness horses driven by ladies in a park phaeton his I^ady and Lord Seaton beat all competitors. J Sumner Draper of Boston with his Baronet ;;id Satire took second prize in the same class. THE DAY IN CONGRESS. SenateJ Met at 2 P.M. Caucus continued work 011 tariff bill and voted down all amendments to free list woolen goods. Adjourned at 2:05 p.m. until 2 o'clock Wednesday, July 2. House: Met at noon. Judiciary committee examined in private- all papers, iu Camtnetti case. Leaders agreed 011 series of three-day recesses for next two weeks. Public lands committee continued hearings on Hetch Hetchy water project. v SEVERE HEAT WAVE TEST OF VETERANS Civil War Survivors Find Conditions of Torrid Phase at Gettysburg. BUT FEW PROSTRATED AND NO SERIOUS CASES City Streets and Nearby Camps Crowded With Visitors?Blue and Gray Fraternity. GETTYSBURG. Pa.. June 28 ? Although there were several prostrations yesterday. the extreme heat failed to dampen t e ardor of the old soldiers here for th? j anniversary celebration next week. From shortly after sunrise until late at night the streets of Gettysburg were crowded with the veterans of both north and south. Some of them paraded. cheering and ringing in fraternizing exuberance with former foes, while others gathered in groups and recounted the stirring times of fifty years ago. Those overroniby the heat were treated at the emergency hospital of the state departme nt of health, and all are out of danger. Veterans are arriving on every train, and they are in town but a short tim? before a start is made for the big camp, the scene of which many have not visited since the stirring days of the Gettysburg campaign. Despite the heat yesterday. the maximum temperature being !'S degrees, many of them walked over the entire area, and officials in chance said that the small number of prostrations demonstrated that the physical condition of the old soldiers was of the best. Hospital Service Ample. Elaborate preparations have been made to protect the health of the veterans while here. There are two large hospitals, with a capacity of 1.800. designed only for seriously ill persons. These are supplemented by three regimental hospitals, fourteen Red Cross stations and twenty first-aid stations located near the recrea: tion centers of the camp. A complete ambulance baUalion of the United States Army, with fifteen horse ambulances and two automobile ambulances, will carry the sick from the first aid stations to the hospitals. The provisional hospitals, besides wards and diet kitchens, have a complete operating room, and the arrangements include everything down to the shower bath. "We hope the elaborate arrangements we have made will not be needed." said Maj. Huntingdon at the provisional hospital. "It will be largely a question of weather. If it is cloudy we may not be needed at all. and as it Is we do not expect any very serious cases." Numbers Expected. Lieut. .Simon Bolivar Btickner. son of the ranking surviving officer of the Confederate army, who Is assisting Maj Normoyle. in command at the camp, today made public the number of old soldiers that each state expects to send to the reunion. Pennsylvania heads the list with 17.M*>; New York is second with and NewJersey third with l.iWi, Massachusetts will send 1.ME1; Virginia. I.M'T; North Carolina. 1.215; Michigan. !?(*?: West Virginia. 810; Indiana, ?W6. and Illinois. Other states range from Connecticut's 4.V? to 81 from Oregon and 3.1 from Idaho. About -KfO are expected from the District of Columbia. Pennsylvania and New York will occupy the entire northern section of the camp on both sides of I>ong lane. Federal veterans from other states will be encamped between Seminary ridge and L>ong lane, while the wearers of th ? gray will occupy the site west of ljung lane at the base of the monument to Gen. I*ee, now in course of erection at the point where Pickett's charge started Saluted by Blue aud Gray. Marching over the streets of historic Gettysburg to their annual encampment. Pennsylvania civil war veterans were greeted yesterday with cheers and salute* from old soldiers in the blue and in ih-i gray. The Pennsylvania ns were escort el to the convention hall by the entire divi| sion of the Sons of Veterans of the state and the Marine Band of Allentown. \ioug the line of march flags w < re wav ed and applause greeted every section <?!" the Ion? column. liTe host of Pennsylvaniaris here was doubled by yesterday's influx. I"ul|\ are jammed eight in a room in liot? I private residences and countv liuildin^ Sunday school rooms and parish sc hool nightly receive hundreds, who sleep on rows of cots. The upper floors of the courthouse are converted into a bi'dormitory. And the crest of the tide of humanity has not been reached. Gen. Huidekoper Arrives. A notabb- arrival yesterday was Gen. H. K. Huidekoper of Philadelphia. Ite was on.- of tin Federal commanders In j the battle of Gettysburg. a':ri ,i map he u:au-' yeais ago is considered jmi authority of magnitude. Kv? ry eminence, everv depression of the countiy side over which the Federals and the rebels t? ?; i ? lit is dei icted. The general \?as accompanied h\ his son. vVallis Huidekoper of Montana, u ho I caiitr o*i the trip east to l>e with his , fain- whose years ale a<b an< t <?en. HiUfSkoper was member <d the cotnj mission appointed to bir'd the Pennsylvania memorial monument. )t ha< In-en completed recently hv the placing in position of bronze statues oi l.incoiii and l*< nnsyivania generals. I Urg-es Memorial to Women. Comma ndei-n-<'liief Beers in a<hir? ss' ing the encampment advocated the erection of a memorial to the women of the civil war period. He said: '?\Ve must not forget the mothers who gave up their sons, the wives who watched their husbands go to war, many of them never to return; or tht sweethearts who saw their lovers march away, and with them their hopes for all the years to come. This country will not ha\e paid even a smal: portion of an undyitfg debt until a memorial that shall not perish is erected to their memory." Vanguard of Bucktail6. A mud-coated automobile chugged into town yesterday afternoon. A chubby man left the wheel and stood on the seat. Then he yelled. Gettysburg napped. The shout was answered twice. It was the old battle cry of the Pennsylvania Biuktails. Thomas Furlong of St. Ix>uis was the motorist. He drove his machine li? r?. The comrades who responded were Smith Guthrie. Medlcks Run. Pa. aJid Johnson Wells of Lebanon. The trio are the vanguard of the famous Bucktails They get the sobriquet from the cotton tail they pin to hatbands. That decoration alone is their uniform. The bronse statue of Gen. Wells of Vermont, near Big Round Top, has been comY

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