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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, -n addition to many
exclusive features.
-WEATHER FORECAST.
Clearing and somewhat colder
to-day. To-morrow fair.
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WASHINGTON. D. C. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 191i.--TWElfrE PAGES.
NO. 1885.
ONE CENT.
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NOW SOUGHT III
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Evidence at Los Angeles Is
Saved for Future Use.
SECEECY 18 MAINTAINED
Case of Bert H. Franklin Will Be
Postponed.
Former Gov. Cace 'Will Drop Ont
and Prisoner Will Plead Gnllty
to Bribery Considerable Specu
lation as to Action of Jadce
IlordiTell "When McXamarai Ap
pear Before Him To-morrorr.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 3 When the
case of Bert H. Franklin, charged with
bribing a venireman called in the trial
01 James B. McNamara, comes up to
morrow morning, it will be postponed.
For a time at least this move will pre
ent evidence of the connection of the
"higher ups" to be connected with the
bribery scandal of the McNamara de
fense, alleged by detectives of the dis
trict attorney, from becoming public at
'cast for a time.
CASK TO END SIDDEMA'.
loiter. If the plans that have now been
agreed to on both sides are carried out,
the Franklin case will be ended as sud
denly nnd decisively as the trial of the
dynamiters themselves by a confession
of guilt on the part of the defendant.
Tis, it is asseted. is the plan that has
reen formed .mil that win be set in mo
tion at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning
when the t..--e "comes up before Township
Justice Yours
Although 'orme; Gov Henry T. Gage
has not yet agreed to retire from the de
fense cf I'rn.iklln. it is asserted that he
will do ec after the case has lain dor
mant a sufficient length of time, so that
the stress of his other affairs will make
ii easy for hln' to shift the burden to
some one else Attorney Lecompte Da
is, of the McNamara defense, will then
assume tne case. It Is learned, and
Franklin will enter the expected plea.
This action? it Is understood, wlu
smooth the in estlgatlon oY the alleged
bribery In connection with the dyna
miters" case, and unless some other de-
elopments arise. It is considered likely
Hint no other steps will ever be taken
In the mattei The district attorney Is
known to hae evidence against others,
lioweer, and it is understood that should
he deem it proper a similar action may
be taken against the men accused of
having taken a bribe. Tt is expected, if
this done, pleas of guilty will end the
matter and that the alleged connection
nf the "higher ups" will never be
Lcought out.
Will Ask Clenicncj.
The principal action expected to-morrow
comes in the Franklin case. Aside
from this actual court development the
attorneys for the defense will spend their"
time in perfecting their plans for pre
senting a plea for clemency when the
McNamaras appear in court Tuesday, and
the forces of the district attorney will
work on the minor ends of the case that
j et remain to be cleaned up
There has been considerable speculation
as to the manner In which the defense
would present the cabe of the two pris
oners when they ask for clemency. One
of the prisoners. John J McNamara, may
add his oIce to 'that of his attorneys
when the time for sentence comes.
Whether he will be allowed to do so had
not been definitely decided to-night. At
least one of the attorneys, however, will
make a short plea for mercy.
Judge Bordwell has on many occasions
set aside the usual precedent In his pro
cedlngs in the case When .talesmen who
were being examined did riot clearly an
swer the questions put to them by attor
neys in the case, he has taken the mat
ter out of their hands and asked ques
tions himself. It would not be surpris
ing, say Iawjers acquainted with the pro
ceedings here, should the judge In the
present instance deem it proper to make
some inquiries direct to the prisoners
themselves The pleas were entered be
fore any evidence whatever was present
ed, so that the court was able to get no
Idea of the nature of the crimes to which
they have confessed.
JuHkc Mnj- Ink Questions.
Fortified, however, by his knowledge In
a general way of the story of the de
struction of the Los Angeles Times, with
Its toll of twenty-one deaths, and the
fact that by confessing to the dynamit
ing of the Llewellyn Iron Works John
J. McNamara has practically confessed
to the truth of a giant dynamiting plot
that has Involved hundreds of depreda
tions. It would not be surprising were
the Judge himself to inquire about these
crimes from the men when, they stand
before him to hear their fate. For the
Srst time, if this were true, would the
Itory of the destruction of the Times
ind of the dynamiting of the Llewellyn
ron Works and Its implied string of
Continued on Pose lO, Column 2.
FUROR ADMITS HIS WIFE
ACCEPTED BRIBE MONEY
Los Angele3, Cal.. Dec. Ir-JtobertF.
Bain, the first Juror sworn in the Tde
Namara case, and his wife confessed
to-night that Mrs. Bain accepted a bribe
from the defense as part payment of
the sum which was to be paid to her
nusband if he should stand out for ac
quits! of J. B-JUcNamara.
The money paid, less than $500, was
turned over to the district attorney by
Mrs. Bain, following the arrest of Bert
Franklin In the attempted bribery'' of
Talesman Lockwood.
Mrs. Bain made a full confession to
the district attorney at that Umo and
ilgned It The Aged Juror, who Is a vet
ran of the civil war, was overcome with
tha shame of the transaction. Re re
fused to say -whether he was a party to
It or not. He declined to admit Jthat any
knowledge of It had come to, him until
after the dismissal of the Jury. He sim
ply admitted that his wife bad taken the
money, and said: "It Is a bad businew.
1 am lerriuiy sorry jor "wnat Bheflld.'
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JENNINGS IN DANGER.
Reported Mind of Tigers' Manager
May Be Affected.
Scranton. Pa., Dec. 3. Directly con
tradlcting the offlclal statement given out
to-night by Dr. Webb, who Is In charge
of Hughey Jennings, manager ot the Xe
trolt baseball team, attendants at the
State Hospital in which Jennings is a
patient, following the automobile acci
dent last Friday night, are whispering
among themselves that Jennings mind
will be- permanently affected and that
his baseball days are over.
The hospital physicians refuse abso
lute! to talk of this phase Of the case.
but late to-night it Is declared that
there Is someconcusslon of the brain and
that It is probable a blood clot has
formed. There is a dread on the part
of Jennings' friends that relief will be
slow in coming.
Another direct statement that Is being
made- Is that Jennings eyesight Is en
dangered and that should he recover he
will not be able to see across a baseball
Held. "
MIGKLE WITNESS
IS CONTRADICTED
Coachman Davis Not in Shop,
- Says Writer.
HE HAD IDENTIFIED -SMITH
Former Employe of ex-Seuntor Ma
son Farnlsbed What "Was Re
Rnrded as Damaging; Evidence
Anrnlnst Suspect Police Get Let
ter Denying; Ills Statements.
Wrestling with adverse circumstances
in a tug-o'-war to connect James Smith
with the murder oTwilllam H. Mickle in
his tobaco shop at 10M Seventh street
northwest, the police last night lost van
tage ground. That the most damaging
evidence against Smith the statement
that he was in the shop talking to Mickle
few moments before the killing Is but
a myth is the information given the po
lice by a new witness, whose name is
withheld.
Ilelled Upon Davis.
Relying on Charles Davis, (he colored
coachman, who averred he saw vSmlth
talking with Mickle in the shop, the po
lice were confident of their ability to
prove that Smith was at the scene of
the murder at the time It was committed.
Officials were discouraged by the receipt
of a letter, in which Charles Davis' state
ment is termed a falsehood. The writer
declares Davis was not even In the cigar
store at the time he says he was.
About a week after the murder Charles
Davis informed the police that between
6 and 7 o'clock the evenlmr of Nnv.-mhrr
,15, the" time of the kflng. Jie entered
aucKle s store to purchase a package of
clgarettps. The coachman says he saw
Smith leaning against a counter.
lie Identfled Smith.
At the Ninth precinct station he later
Identified Smith as the man who was in
the store. Davis also identified a hat
with a hole cut in the top as one worn
by Smith. Smith wore the headgear
when arrested. Davis statement has been
considered the most Important evidence
against Smith in the Mickle case.
The first serious doubt of the authen
ticity of Davis' assertion arose last night
when Capt. Daly, of the Ninth precinct,
received a Tetter contradicting the
statements of the colored coachman. The
writer says he is colored and a friend
of Davis, The letter is as follows:
"Capt. Daley:
"Dear Sir Concerning the statement
gien you by Charles Davis, I wish to
disclose information which will prove his
assertions false and untrue. At the
time Davis says he was in the tobacco
store he was with me and another col
ored man In a saloon. I can prove this
by a number of witnesses. I was with
Davis all the evening, and know of my
own knowledge that it was impossible
for him to have been In the tobacco store
at the time he said he was."
Knonn to Police.
The letter bears the signature of a
man known to the police.' He will be
questioned to-day in an effort to learn
whether he or Davis is telling the truth.
The letter follows close on the, admis
sion of Wilbur Patterson, sixteen years
old, that he was telling a falsehood when
he said he saw Smith in MIckle's shop
with a package wrapped In brown paper
under one arm. Patterson said he
dreamed the tale, and now the police are
beginning to wonder whether Davis also
was dreaming.
Charles Davis has been known to the
police for years, having become known
when he fought and captured a. mur-'
derer. He has a reputation for veracity
and Industry, and formerly was coach
man for ex-Senator Mason, of Illinois.
SURE SHOT WHEN SHE'S 95,-
Ueiuarkable Old Woman Has Also
Defied Fried Potatoes.
Sellnsgrove, Pa., Dec. 3. Mrs. Jane
E. Rohrback, of this place, who passed
the ninety-fifth milestone of life this
week, celebrated the anniversary of
her natal day by hitting a half dollar
with a bullet fired forty feet. In fact.
shooting Is one of her most delightful
diversions, and each day she shoots at
a mark a little bit Just to be sure that
her sight Is not falling too rapidly.
The" remaricabie woman, does all her
own housework, and her principal ar
ticle of food is fried potatoes, a dish
which physicians generally agree Is
very Indigestible. She drinks a cupful
or more of coffee at each meal, but
never Indulges' in fruit and seldom In
meats.
Each night she retires at 8 o'clock
and every morning- rises at .4. This
has been her schedule since she was
six years old.
PEIENDS BUY BIS FREEDOM.
Italic Bljr Fine tor Chauffeur Who
Killed a Child.
PhlUIpsburg. N. J Dec 3,-Suinner
A. Walters, a PhlUIpsburg chaffeur,
.who was convicted lasteek at Belvl
derc of felonious assault and jailed
when- unable to pay a fine and costs
amounting to K70.Se, has been released
from the prison by his 'wife paying the
amount, which was contributed by Wal
ters friends. Walters was running his
automobile at reckless speed and struck
a car belonging to John 'Smith and fam
ily, if Alpha. All were thrown out and
hurt, a child being so "badly Injured that
It died a short time after the accident
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Shocking; Inhumanity.
Ridgefleld Park, N. J.. Dec. 3 James
Boyce, sixty-five years old. would prob
ably be alive still had it not been for the
Indifference of his fellow-men.
One of his lees was cut off lust above
the ankle by a graveUtraln on Xhc KrJel
xuiuroaa mis morning and ne Jay oesiae
the track. The crew of the gravc train
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did not know that they had struck him.
went on. A number of persons
passed, but nobody offered help S. W.
Mallory. a New York business man, on
his way to the city, finally bound up the
legaad got somebody to help carry the
man to the station.
A West Shore train was stopped with
the idea that It would take Boyce to
Weehawken and start him on his way
to the North Hudson Hospital, but the
conductor thought that It would delay-l
his train too much, so he also went on
I-ater an Erie train took the man to
Hackcnsack. where he was put in a
hospital. But he had lost so much blood
by that time that he died.
Who nil! bo one ot the tpnlert at Red Cross
meeting to-momnr.
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Future Millionaires
Form Dramatic Club
Tiny Leaders of Capital Elite Organized by Pres
ton Gibson, Who WHlStageTheir Christmas
Play at the Playhouse.
Tiny leaders of society who will ome
day own enough millions to pay off a
greatpart- of the naUonal debt .have
been organized by Preston Glbaon, presi
dent of the Playhouse. Into the Washing
ton Dramatic Club,
- Included In ihls club are James Mc
Millan Gibson, son of Preston Gibson,
heir to $16,000,000; Vincent Walsh, McLean,
heir to J30.000.000: Robert W. Bell,- the
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boy president of the club, heir to thft ',!,. .,. kB aibv M&kn, too
millions of the telephone magnates? Lit
tle Lucy Howard, daughter of George
Howard, the cotillion leader: Richard
Chew, Miss Cora Barry, Miss. Alma,
Lout Hedges, Miss Jul'ctte Crosby,
Miss Caroline Ogdenr Jones, Miss Cather
ine Harlow. Miss "Trances Moore. Alfred
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SCALPED BY STEEL RAIL.
Gnclnrrr Suffers from Odd Experi
ence ixt Mount Pocono.
Scranton, Pa.. Dec. 3 Engineer Charles
O. Dennis, of this city, was literally
scalped In a very peculiar manner late
last night while his train was standing
at Mount Pocono, on 'UiRXackawatma
Railroad. Sven Wnctte of -Cscalp , wer
ripped f "om Mr. Dennis' head almost as
cleanly as it could have been done with
a knife.
Mr Denis had been to the- telegraph
office for orders, and was returning to
the engine, when his foot caught In (one
of the signal wires running alongside the
tracks. He tripped and fell forward, his
forehead striking the edge of the rail
where It had been worn to a sharp edge.
Nineteen stitches were required to place
the scalp back on the head
PLAYS ON WITH BROKEN BONES.
Pluck) rtress, In Itecent Auto
Wreck, No WenkllnK.
Pottstown, Pa , Dec 3. Miss Violet
DeMar, of Philadelphia, member of the
l'red. Vice Musical Comedy Company,
filling an engagement at a local theater,
has for two weeks stoically played her
part, suffering with injuries received In
an automobile accident, without knowing
the extent of them
To-day she went to the hospital here,
and an examination revealed a fractured
collar bone and broken rib. The plucky
actress, however. Insisted on appearing
in her role again to-night, and she did so.
GAZES, UNSEEING, ON DEATH.
Patrol Carries Stricken Mnn Oft
While Wife Looks Ignorantly On.
Atlantic City. N. J.. Dec 3. Aroused
during the night by the arrival of the
police patrol in front of her home, at 17
Haddon avenue, Mrs. John S. Jack
looked out and saw the officers lift the
unconscious form of a man Into the
vehicle and hurriedly depart for the City
Hospital. This morning she learned that
the man was her husband and that he
had died soon after reaching the hos
pital. Mrs Jack had been visiting relatives
In Philadelphia ovr Thanksgiving and
arrived home early last night. She was
worried because of her husband's failure
to meet her at the train, but after wait
ing until a late hour she retired. Af 4
o'clock this morning Raymond Thatcher,
a 'busman, found Jack uncnsclous in
front of his home and notlned Patrol
man Bishop, who had nlm sent to the
hospital. Although the cause of death
Is given as heart failure. Thatcher, the
busman, and Albert Opplde. a compan
ion, are detained by the police as wit
nesses. and fashion. Wee Joseph elter. Jr., now
In his second year, and heir to all the
Lelter millions, is also enrolled.
The youthful president, Robert W. Bell,.
Is a strict stage manager, and-conduct?
the rehearsals under the direction of &?.
Gibson. Plays areto be written by mem
bers of the Playhouse Club. Expensive
scenery will be painted express for
them.
The little millionaire actors are, now
young for roles. wUl slog songs or sseak
bits of verse or just possibly say 'Tiow-1 ter being' -on Lake Erie for nearly fifteen
de-do" to the audience. hours, Tha engla of their' gasoline
'The members of 0?6P)ayhe'use, which launcl) broke" down; and ta-e launch, af
Jncludes members of President "TaftTs ter drifting aimlessly ever the lake.
Cabinet, the diplomatic corps, army and ftaally ran. Into a riVd bM& nr Toledo
navy- folks, and other "datsobs' of social Reach, where' theOraen. -wjf ferc&l to
distinction, are. deeply In Vw4ed "in ms
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Repuhjican Convention
-Will Go to Chicago
It was generally conceded yes-'
terday that the Republican na
tional convention ttould bo held
lrvJChlcago during J.fy last -week-In
June.
There Is a strong sentiment In
favor of Chicago for the Demo
cratic national convention, but
the advocates of Baltimore are
still active, and will not concede
that Chicago will be chosen. The
Democratic convention will be
held early In July.
COLLIER STERLING
RAMMED BY LINER
Big Naval Vessel Is Beached
Near Cape Henry.
Norfolk. Va., Dec. 3. Rammed by the
American steamer Dorothea, the naval
collier Sterling lies upon the beach two
miles below Cape -Henry with a big hole
In her port bow. The collision occurred
earlySto-day at the mouth of Chesapeake
Bay. No lives werclost.
The Sterling was bound down the bay
and the Dorothea was going out to sea
from Norfolk. The cause of the collision
is not known.
Nearly all of the 100 men on the Ster
ling were asleep when the boats came to
gether and were thrown out ot the ham
mocks by the force of the Impact.
With the water pouring in through the
hole In her bow, the Sterling was headed
for shore by her" captain, and was
beached In time tb prevent loss of life.
The Dorothea was also badly damaged,
and returned to Hampton Roads. She
Is commanded by Capt- Benner. Naval
tugs are standing by the Dorothea, arid
will take off the crew If It Is found nec
essary. EXPERTS ON LABOR
TO CONVENE HERE
Public Officials Slated to
- Address -Meeting.
An Important national tonference will
be held -at the Raleigh December 28-30 un
der the auspices of .the American Asso
clatlonifor Labor Legislation.
. Leadlnir eXDerts. Including prominent
1 public officials, will discuss "The relaUon
of state to the Federal -workmen's compensation-and
Insurance;" "The uniform
reporting IndustrUrinJurles;" 'The un
employment problem in America," and
"Safely and health In the mining indus
try." S
Secretary of the Interior Fisher will
preside during the discussion of the mining-
Industry: Charles Nagel, Secretary
of Commerce and Labor, at the unem
ployment session: Chirles P. Nen, Com
missioner of Labor, at the conference oa
reporting of Industrial accidents ana au
eases,-iajia ienrj n. ocagcr. m wuumu
University, at the 'session on workmen's
conipensatiori and insurance.
Reae Tkree. Adrift 1m Lake.
Toledo. Dec. 3, Half dead from ex
posure f rciht cold, three men were rescued
to-day oy me tareagrog tug jnysuc at-
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WASHINGTON IS
SEETHING WITH
POLITICAL TALK
Presidential Campaign Overshadows Meeting
of Congress Alignment of Forces
Seen in Both Parties.
ALL ARE INTERESTED IN NEXT YEAR
Legislative Matters in the Background While Chances
' of Aspirants and Political Outlook
Are Discussed.
Washington yesterday was a seething1 maelstrom of political gossip.
Although Congress convenes to-day in regular session, all the talk yes
terday was about the approaching sessions of the national committees
of the two parties, the chances of the Democratic aspirants for the
Presidential nomination, the outlook for President Taft's re-election,
and the part which the insurgents
EVERYBODY TALKING PC)L1TICS.
Among the Incoming Senators and Rep
resentatives there was a general inter
change of views. Western Republicans
wanted to know If the East Is giving
serious consideration to Mr. Roosevelt
as a Presidential candidate; Republicans
of the East were making anxious in
quiries as to political conditions in the
West. Ail appeared to agree that while
there Is a good deal of talk concerning
Roosevelt, the fact remains that the so-
called "Roosevelt boom" Is encouraged
mainly by those who are hostile to Presi
dent Taft. There is practical unanimity
among the Republicans that President
Taft, unless conditions radically change,
will be renominated by an overwhelming
majority. There Is, of course, considera
ble curiosity as to the effect which the La
Follette movement will have upon the
campaign.
Among the Democrats there is a consen
sus of opinion that the leading candidates
for the Presidential nominaUon are Wood-
row Wilson; Goj;-H.3noiw-of jOhkrand.
Gov -ilarsbalfi-lnataiia. with H Roo
mer, according to the Western Demo
crats, being most popular with the rank
and (lie of the party In the Middle and
Western States.
Democrat Want Harmony.
It Is the general sentiment of the Dem
ocrats assembled here that as things
now stand Wilson and Harmon will In all
probability enter the convention In the
lead of their rivals, with the possibility
that thp party will have to turn to either
oiicuk.lt v.am or itepreseniaiive uscar
W. I'nderwood, of Alabama, as a com
promise candidate. Democratic leaders
In Washington are determined, if possi
ble, to continue to work as harmoniously
as they .did in the first or special session
of this Congress. They believe that un
less the party is torn by factional troubles
the Democratic candidate of 1912 will win
by a substantial vote.
Itepulillran Committee Meeting;.
With the meeting her in December
of the Republican National Comrr.lttea to
fix a time and place for the party con
vention of next jear. It is thi expecta
tion that a sharp alignment will be pre
sented between the regulars and the In
surgents. The regulars are overwhelm
ingly In the majority In" the Republican
National Committee. Practically all of
them are Taft men, or at least they are
lc classified by administration leaders.
The progressives, represented by Sena
tor Jonathan Bourne, sole pat-ntee of the
"second elective 'etm." and who appears
to have aroused the animosity of La Fol
lette men by his refusal to announce that
he favors tne nomination of the Wiscon
sin Senator as the Republican Presiden
tial candidate, plan to make a demonstra
tion before the national committee. He
will ask that body to approve the plan
to nominate the Presidential candidate
through the medium of the primary sys
tern. The national committee will make
short shrift of Mr. Bourne's proposal
Letters received here indicate that, a ma
jority of the Republican National Com
mitee still favor the convention system
and will not be influenced by any threats
inui may on maae Dy me progressives,
On January 8 the Democratic National
Committee will assemble In Washington
to decide when and where the Democratic
convention of 1912 shall be held.
MAKES B0T BEPLY TO-DAY.
HETRESE .tfATlVK MTTLETOJf,
Who vin tan X AtiU-Trnt Leafae'i atUt, to
floor ot Hoar.
Aviator Killed fn Vorto Rico.
New York, Dec. 3. In a cablegram re
ceived to-day. Capt. Thomas S. Bald
win was briefly advtecd tkt Tod C
Shrlver. one of the pioneer American
aviators, was killed while Hying at
Ponce, Porto Rico, on Saturday.
- .HIllilllKH YS
will play in the campaign.
-
What the Politicians Say.
President Taft will be renomi
nated by a large majority.
There is talk of Roosevelt, but
It comes mainly from those who
are opposed to the President.
Woodrow Wilson is most popu
lar among rank and file of Demo
crats in Middle and Western
States.
In event of a deadlock between
Wilson and Harmon, Speaker
Clark or Representative Under
wood may be nominated.
Republican National Committee
will not adopt Senator Bourne's
Presidential primary Idea.
The Insurgent Republicans are
jaot''3s-ht(rmon!ous jitney wrre
last session. r
La Follette cannot get the
nomination, but he can make
trouble for the Republican party
The Democrats will have dif
ficulty" in avoiding division In
their party, although It is evi
dent that Democratic success is
dependent upon Democratic har
mony. LEADERS READ!
TO BEGIN WORK
Littleton's Speech Will Be
the Main Event To-day.
Practically all of the leaders of the
House and the Senate are In Washington.
Vice President Sherman is here ready
to wield' the gavel to-day and hopeful, no
doubt, that there will be less of turbu
lence and disorder among the two fac
tions of his party. Senator Galltnger.
of New Hampshire, the titular regular
Republican leader of the Senate, and his
chief lieutenants. Senators Lodge, of
Massachusetts, and Smoot, of Utah, are
ready for the session. Senator La Fol
lette has remained In Washington prac
tically all ot the time since Congress ed-
Journed In August. He has been Joined
by Senator Cummins, of Iowa; Senator
Clapp, of Wisconsin, and Senator Craw
ford, of South Dakota, all insurgents, and
prepared to continue the pastime of "Let
ting Taft In a hole." The Insurgents- ar
not as harmonlus as they were a year
ago, and It is altogether probable that
one ot the In'ereutlng developments of
the session will be a division among them
over the La Follette candidacy for the
Presidential nomination.
Speaker Clark arrived here early In the
week. Together with Leader Underwood,
he has been engaged for two or three
days In an effort to smooth out the
troubles between Representatives Stan
ley, of Kentuckyr and Littleton, ot New
York, over the workof the Stanley Steel
Investigating committee. Up to date they
have not succeeded. Representative X4t?
tleton will take the matter before tha
House tff-day,and the fear is expressed by
Democrats that his speech will start an
old-fashioned row in the"' Democratlo
House organization. Representative
Mann, ot Illinois; the Republican leader,
and former Speaker Cannon have arrived
here full of schemes designed to inject,
discord Into the Democratic organization.
Uncle Joe Is as lively- as a two-year-old
and Js as much interested in affairs of
legislation and politics as ever.
KING AT BOMBAY.
Boyalty Will Attend Fete of 20,000
' " Children To-da7. -
Bombay,. Dec. 3. King George, Queen
Mary, and their aulte attended a brief
service aboard the Medina this mornlnz
and later attended service at'the cathe
dral. In the afternoon they visited the
government house. The streets were
lined by wildly cheering throngs during
the royal progress.
To-morrow their majesties will attend
a fete of 10.000 children at the Bombay
exhibition.
ejr Strangled by- -Tewref(
Toledo, Ohio. Dec 3. Edward Stewart,
tea--years old. died to-day from, the ef
fects of strangulation in a roller, towel
which was faateaed to a wall. Ha had
bee nlayUur with the cloth s k
twitted it abeuC M sfc.
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