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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 5. 1911. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
Day of Activity Marks the
INTEREST IN BRIBE CASE
Preliminary Hearing Given Bert H.
Dixtrict Attorney Fredericks, After
Holding? LrniR Conference vrltli
McXnmnrns nnil Their Attorneys,
Is Ready to Make Plea for Clem
ency Before .Tudpre Tlordwell.
Mny Prosecute Others.
Los Angeles, Dec. 4. Fortified by a
statement given him by James B. Mc
Namara while attorneys for the defense
were present, District Attorney John D.
Fredericks is ready to add his plea to
morrow for clemency when the con
fessed murderer appears before Judge
Hordwell at 10 o'clock. Agreement as
) the proceeding was reached late in
the afternoon and the statement given
the district attorney was made in the
j. 11I while Attornevs Clarence S Dar
o and Lccomptc Dais were present
Mr.A'llllli TO TKIil. M.I..
District attorney John D Fiedericks
met tiio McNamara brothers this after
noon and when lie left them after an
li jr's conference the prosecutor shook
hands with both of the prisoners. An
1 ir later it was announced that both
nun would be taken before the Federal
grand jury of th. city to tell all thev
1 now of the nation-wide conspiracy which
will be investigated by the government
under the dncction of Attorney General
AVii kersham. If possible the two prison
erv will be taken before the I'mted States
grand jury before they aie taken to the
fetate penitentiary. If arrangements can
not be made for this bv Oscar Lawler,
who has been appointed as a special
prosecutor by the Department of Justice.
both men will be brought here from
prison to testifv. It is the belief of the
Federal officials here that both of the
guilty men will tell the entire truth about
ihe "Hupendoiis plot for the wholesale de
struction of property. ?
TodsV. startling development in the
ra-e is the news that J. J. McNamara
and bis In other. J B. furnished infor
mation that will result in additional ar
rests b the State in the next few das.
It 1- understood, and not denied, that the
Natnaras told Fredericks this after
' n where it A Schmidt, dynamite fu
k I . could be found. This Is denied by
. t .rnc s for the, defence
i;ri'er Henrlni? Homing.
'ihe .iferen-e followed a dav of ac-
t it in the arious ramilications of the
t naiinturs' case. Early in tlie morning
lii . t II. Franklin, accused of bribing
.-nireman George X. Loikwood, ap-
Iir 11 ed before Township Justice William
A ung. and his prelimlnar hearing was
ier until next Mondav Shortly aft
1 w,irll it became known that a Federal
gi.ind jui piobe of the activities of the
cl n.muters touching the illegal trans
p." tat ion of djn.unltc and iolation of
tin postal laws in sending out letters
i-kniK money for the defense of men
luwn to be guilty was contemplated
n ! would in all probability begin as
C oiilluiiol m I'nco
Here's a Want Ad.
Will Someone Take
Globe-trotting Victim of Dementia
Simply Will Not Stay Put.
He's Growing Tiresome.
Winlield Halleck, self-conft .srd It nalic.
globe-trotter, and possessor of the record
for escapes from the Government Hos
pital for the Insane, is again "in bad."
Ho also is in a police station, but he
must leave this morning. The police do
not want him, and they refuse to keep
Sceral ears aro Halleck was sent to
St Klizabeth'.s They kept him there a
while and he escaped He kept on es
caping. He used to escape for exercise.
Kscaplng was his hobby, his pet lce.
his pastime, and as the only thing they
could do to him was to bring him ba k.
he enjoyed it immensely. Two months
ago the hospital officials grew weary of
tho everlasting search for Halleck. He
was pronounced cured, harmless, and dis
missed. Early last ecnlng he walked in the
Central police station in Baltimore and
gave himself up Tlie Washington po
lice Informed the Baltimore authorities
Halleck is not wanted here. His father.
alter V. Halleck, of the Department of
the Interior, told the police- "If my
on is well, I don't want him. Turn him
out " The government hospital officials
said they did not care to have him
again as a patient.
GETS A GOOD PLACE.
Vounn Man, Exonerated by Conrt,
Finds Helping- Hands.
There is an interesting sequel to the
use of the theft of an overcoat from the
headquarters of the Progressive League.
One or the young men. J. Harrison Par
sons, who was taken into custody by tho
police, but who was promptly exonerated
by Judge De Lacy, and who lives with
Ills parents in Mount Rainier. Md. has
now secured a lucrative position, and is
also , arranging to j0,n hb
handling building contracts.
"It was very unpleasant to bo con
nected with the affair of the overcoat."
hi said, "but Juat as soon as the facts
became known I had no troublo In get
ting a good place. It shows that people
are willing to help a boy who is all
ij hilt'. ,mMitiM';Mi ,-Lj:irtiij6a.Airrr4 .-a.,-WWtfrffiter-.
Representative Nicholas Long
worth, of Ohio, the son-in-law of
former President Roosevelt, and
with whom he recently spent a
day in New York, had this 4.o say
"I, like all of Mr. Roosevelt's
real friends, am discouraging and
shall continue to discourage any
movement to nominate him at
the next Republican convention."
They Say American Passports
Should Be Honored.
Members of National Committee
Discrimination Against American
Citi.eiis Promise to Be One of
tlie Moot Important Qnesttonx
Ilefore Coiinress Diirlnic the Pres
eitt Session Sentiment Is Prac
The attitude of Russia in dishonor.
ing American passports is certain to be
one of the most important questions be
fore Congress at this session.
Nearly 300 Representatives and
large number of Senators have gone
upon record as declaring that the treaty
of 1832 should be abrogated or decisive
action should be taken to compel Rus
sia to obey its provisions. Their let
ters, which will be read at the mass
meeting' which is to be held in Car
negie Hall, New York, to-morrow
right, indicate that when the matter
comes up for consideration there will
be somepIain speaking,
COMMITTEEMEN IX LIXE.
The widespread interest in the subject
is shown by the fact that many mem
bers of the Democratic National Com
mittee, Including Norman E. Mack, of
New York; I'rey Woodson, of Kentucky;
Edwin O. Wood, of Michigan; Roger C.
Sullivan, of Ilinois, and Robert S. Huds
peth, of Xew Jersey, also condemn Rus
sia's action, while Republican National
Committeemen Mulvane, of Kansas;
Martin, of irgini.i, Blun, of Georgia;
Wight, of Loulsana, '' norson. of South
Dakota. Struges, of Arizona; Clayton, of
Arkansas, and GufTey, of Pennsylvania,
also advocate a most emphatic protest.
The chairmen of the Republican and
Democratic State committees in most of
the States have joined the citizens' na
Continncd on Pane t, Coin run 3.
ANOTHER LIVE ONE
IN HERALD CONTEST
William T. Glover, of 1341 Thirtieth
street northwest, is one of the up-and-doins
candidates in The Washington
Herald's around the world and European
He was born in England, but came to
America tlnrtv jears ago and located in
Brunswick, Ga. After the epidemic of
vellow fever there in 1S93 he came to
Washington. His father, William Glover,
is a professor ot Scaltliffe Academy for
Boys, in Lancashire. England.
Mr. Glover is a member of the Episco
pal Church, and belongs to Potomac
Lodge, No 5, F A. A M , and is a
musician of note
He was a director of Christ Church
choir at Georgetown for seen years,
WILLIAM T. GLOYEIl.
Incarnation Church two years, and Dum
barton M. E. Church choir for five years.
Mr. Glover Is a salesman for tho E. F.
Droop & Sons Co.. the oldest estab
lished music house In Washington.
He is an enthusiastic candidate, and
possesses those qualities that mean suc
cess for any project that ho undertakes.
He is receiving the support and encour
agement of the Droop brothers and a
largo number of friends and acquaint
ances, which Is manifested by the sub
stantial vote to his credit.
Mr. IGlover was the winner of a CO
gold prize In the subcontest period, and
is looking forward to being-one of the
winners of a trip abroad when, the big
tour contest closes on December 16.
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Government Severely Scores
Big Dayton Concern.
WAR OF EXTERMINATION
Cincinnati, .Dec. 4. United States At
torney Sherman T. McPherson and O. E.
Harrison, of the Department of Justice
late to-day tiled anti-trust proceedings
alleging conspiracy in restraint of trade
against the National Cash Register Com
pany of Dayton, Ohio, its officers and
The government complains that the
corporation has resorted to illegal acts
to eliminate, stifle, and suppress other
manufacturers and dealers throughout
the United States engaged in the busi
ness of making, selling, and shipping in
interstate commerce cash registers and
other registering devices.
The government charges that the de
fendants have waged vicious, wrongful
and unlawful wars of extermination
against competitors and have driven
them out of business, securing thereby
about 95 per cent of the cash register
Sntt Is Unnsnnl.
The equity suit Is unusual. In that It
does not seek to dissolve the corporation.
but to restrain It from further suppres
sion of competition and unfair trade
practices. No effort Is made by the gov
ernment to dissolve the cash register
companv, -because all of the concerns
that It has absorbed have vanished as a
part of the alleged conspiracy to attain
a monopoly. There Is consequently noth
ing for the government to "dissolve," but
the government's petition astfs for a re
straining order against several specific
practices on the part of the cash register
company, which, combined, the Depart
ment of Justice characterizes as "acts
Tlie government's petition in this case
sets forth more clearly than In any
previous case tho character of the acts
which the Department of Justice regards
as oppressive and unfair and in violation
of the Sherman anti-trusf'law.
The government's complaint against the
National Cash Register Company ar
raigns that concern moro severely than
it has any other corporation since the
equity suit against theStandard Oil Com
pany, and it is the impression of govern
ment officials that the civil action will
be followed by criminal proceedings.
Exhibits Itlvnl'n "Scnlp." ,
The department alleges that the Na
tional Cash Register Company actually
maintained a room in their factory at
Dayton in which they exhibit the
'scalps," or at least the relics, of the
competitors whom they had forced out
of business. This room was known as
the "graveyard." and the government
charges that prospective manufacturers
of cash registers were intimidated by be
ing shown this .Impressive- exhibit of
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JENNINGS .OUTF DANGER.
Scrnatoa, Pa Dec. A. Hbjeb
Jcnning, the manager of the De
troit baseball team, rrfao itu hurt
la an automobile accident here
last week, U Improvlajf aad ytIH
feeoTer. Iter. Father, Lyaett, Trho
nu -with the ball player at the
tteie the Occident happened, la ta
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES YESTERDAY.
G. L. II.
McNamara Case Discussed at
NO PUBLICITY WANTED
With the greatest secrecy behind
closed doors, the Central Labor Union
last night engaged in two hours' heated
discussion of the McNamara brothers
dynamiting case. Six resolutions deal
ing with the subject were introduced
and after long argument were referred
to the committee on resolutions for a
report at the next meeting.
BAX OX PUBLICITY.
Following the meeting, it was an
nounced that any newspaper account of
the text of the resolutions or of the sub
stance of the discussion by members of
the body would be repudiated, and that
the newspapers publishing such accounts
would be denounced by the organization.
Silence will be officially kept. It Is un
derstood, until next Monday night, when
the resolutions committee w-ill submit a
The committee Is composed of Emmett
L. Adams, chairman; Harry Shearer, and
Fred Fox. One of the resolutions which
met with greatest approval was intro
duced by Delegate E. W. Oyster. There
were many, however, opposed to the res
olution, so five others were Introduced.
The question was raised as to whether
action should be taken at once, or
whether the matter should be referred
to the proper committee for a report. It
was decided after some debate that the
union would follow its usual conservative
ROCKEFELLERS ARE OUT
OF THE OIL BUSINESS
Old Guard Gives Way to Entire New Set of Officers
in Standard Affairs.
New York. Dec. 4. The family name ot
Rockefeller was eliminated to-day from
all lOfflclal connection with the Stand
ard Oil Company and Its many sub
When this commercial call o "taps"
sounded to-day it not only spelled retire
ment for John D. Rockefeller, but he
was followed into retirement by William
Rockefeller. William G. Jtockefeller, Hen
ry M. Flagler, E. T. Bedford, and L. F.
Drake, all noted members of the old
guard. John D. Rockefeller, jr., stepped
out about a year ago.
But still other stalwart members of the
guard will remain with tho reorganized
and "independent" Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey. John D. Archbold"
succeeds John D. Rockefeller as presi
dent: J. A. Moffett became vice president
In place of "William Rockefeller: Charles
M. Pratt steps from the directorate of
the Standard Oil Company of New York
Into the New Jersey company, and H. C.
Folger, Jr., who was secretary, assistant
treasurer, and director of the old holding
company,-- becomes president of the
Standard OH Company of New York, suc
ceeding "William RockefeHer- v
"What does this, retirement of the
Rockefellers and .certain members of the
old guard mean?' was asked of J. X C.
Clarke, who announced the changes, and
to whom all Inquiries' were' referred.
Although tbV Ust of officers will .bt
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methods and refer the resolutions to a
While the text of the measure has not
been made known. It Is believed that one
of the resolutions denounces the McNa
mara brothers in particular and in gen
eral repudiates all persons who seek the
advancement of their Interests through
Following the meeting the sheets con
taining the resolutions were gathered
and conveyed to a place of safety. One
delegate who Introduced one of the six
resolutions started to offer a reporter a
copy of his measure, but he was pre
vented by officers of the union. The
resolution was not given fop publication.
Spoke to nip- Cnentlon.
Among those who spoke on the McNa
mara question were Emmett L. Adams,
P. J. Ryan. Milton Snelllng. John Col-
poys, and E. W. Oyster.
It was announced that to-morrow nf
ternoon there will be a meeting of the
McNamara ways and means committee
at the American Federation of Labor
headquarters. At this meeting the ques
tion of the disposition of the McNamara
defense fund probably will be discussed.
Mr. Gompers will return to the city for
Frank Morrison, secretary of the fed
eration, refused yesterday to discuss the
McNamara case. Ho said, however, that
the newspapers had overestimated the
size of the defense fund. He stated that
the entire fund did not exceed $200,000.
At the meeting of the Central Labor
Union, in addition to the discussion of
the McNamara case, a resolution was
adopted, strongly Indorsing the move
ment for the enactment of legislation to
provide for the placing of crossing police
men on the same footing with members
of the Metropolitan police force.
HOSPITALS AT FAULT.
Evade Revenue Laws by Using Un
About 500 hospitals in all parts of the
United States have been put in the re
markable position of b'.lng offenders
against the Internal revenue laws. They
have been violating the law by using for
miscellaneous hospital purposes great
quantities of alcohol on which they have
paid no tax.
Internal Revenue Commissioner. Cabell,
afier Investigations through agents in all
parts of the country, yesterday directed
that the hospitals pay back taxes for fif
teen months. What Is more, under the
terms -of the law, he has Imposed a pen
alty equal to the taxes.
changed in each of the numerous com
panies the active management will be
changed but little. The new names
which appear in the list of directors
have been drafted from the distributing,
expert, manufacturing, and other Indus
trial departments of the various com
panies. To what extent to-day's action
is an outcome of the dissolution of Stand
ard OH by the Supreme Court edict wns
not disclosed from any authoritative
In a way it recalls Andrew Carnegie's
action at tho time of his retirement
from Steel. He placed the responsibility
upon the shoulders of "my boys." And
those, who heard the new scheme of
things explained to-day at 26 Broadway
spoke or how Rockefeller's boys were be
ing brought to the front.
John D. Rockefeller did not appear
At the meeting. Ho Temalned at Pocan
tlco Hills. For ten years Mr. Rockefeller
has been only ndmlnally associated with
Standard Oil. He has paid annual visits
to 2fi Broadway, but the active direction
shifted to Mr. Archbold shortly after
the death of H, H.- Rogers. The succes
sion of Mr. Archbold to the presidency
has been anticipated.
The changes bad no effect upon Stand
ard Qll stock on the- curb. There Is
some Interest tn the prospective- action
on that stock, -to-morrow, as tho an
nouncement to-day .came too" late is
affect the market.
House Body Will Back Citi
ASSURANCE IS GIVEN
That the universal transfer bill has
been assured the support of the District
Committee of the Houc during this ses
sion of Congress is the report from what
Is believed to be an authoritative source
circulated yesterday. Advocates of the
measure professed perfect assurance that
the bill would pass the House as a re
sult. The committee of seven citizens,
headed by Charles W. Darr, the chair
man, will confer with the chairman of
the House District Committee some day
this week. William A. Foster, the repre
sentative of the Chamber of Commerce
on the committee, arranged for the con
ference yesterday. Mr. Darr has written
a le'ter to Senator Works, of the Senate
District Committee, who introduced a
bill calling for universal transfers In the
District at the last session of Congress,
asking for a conference for the commit
tee. Senator Works has not. It Is under
stood, set a date as yet, but he has ex
pressed a willingness to talk with the
committee and make whateer changes
are determined upon In his bill. It is
believed the conference with the Cali
fornia solon also will take place this
Agrnlnst Itilitlcs Mennnrc.
An intimation from several sources
that there is a pronounced feeling In
the House committee against a public
utilities comnissiou In the form pro
posed by Senator Gallinger, threatens
the hope of remedial public utility leg
islation this session. Senator Gallinger.
while not hostile to universal transfers,
believes the creating of a public utili
ties commission to be a far more im
portant piece of legislation for the Dis
trict than the transfer measure, inas
much as the powers vested in the com
mission by this bill would include the
authority to order the desired trans
fers. Senator Galllnger's bill, on which
he is now putting the finishing touches,
makes the Commissioners of the Dis
trict the public utilities commission.
This feature has been threatened with
some opposition In the Senate Senator
La Follettc has Introduced a measure
providing for a commission to be ap
pointed by the President and yester-
terday talks with several members of
tlie House District Committee developed
the fact that there Is a god deal of op
position to such a commission there.
Whether the desires of the Senate Dis
trict Committee and those of the House
body can meet on common ground In the
legislative field and agree on some meas
ure is a question now agitating the
minds of those who have worked for the
public utilities commission.
Committee Ready for Work.
No meeting of the Houe District Com
mittee has been called as-yet. The mem-
bers-vhave done a good deal of circulat
ing among themselves, and all are ready
for a hard session of 'work for the Dis
trict. It is generally accepted in me
committee that the calendar" will be clear
ed ot bills to- which there can be little
obiectlon before the bigger, and more de
batable measures are taken to the floor.
of the House. Tho Senate District-com
mittee will meet for tlie first time- a
week from Friday, at which time it is
expected much work will bf accom
plished. NOW IT'SjrRJpLETS.
Akron. Ohio. "Dec. 4-Mw. Frank
Bannesal, previously, 'mother, of. eight
children, including one set of twins. bs
given birth to, triplets-one bo and two
Harmon' Doctors Not Cer
tain of Victory.
TWO FLIES IN OINTMENT
Attack on Bryan and Mann In
Flrnt. It Xa Feared, May Brlnjr
Abont Much. Feared Factionul
Split, While the FoiIbtlltr of -T
Action on Resolution Calling; for
Investigation of the Anti-trait
Leagae May Slenace Harmony.
Is it all over, or was that only the
This is the question uppermost in the
minds of politicians of both parties as
the result of the speech in the House
yesterday of Representative Martin W.
Littleton, of New York, in which lie
denounced as liars, blackmailers, and
allies of crooked Wall street operators.
those who had charged him with being
too friendly to the steel trust and try
ing to stop further investigation of the
United States Steel Corporation by the
Stanley committee, of which he is a
Apparently the harmony machine of
the Democratic majority weathered the
gale without a quiver. For, yielding to
.be demands of Majority Leader Un
derwood and other House generals,
Mr. Littleton made his speech on a
question of personal privilege and sat
down. He didn't ak for an investiga
tion of his accusers, and he didn t
denounce the committee which had re
fused him one, although he did say that
if he had been in Chairman Stanley's
place he would have ordered the de
sired investigation if he "smasheef every
rale in 'Hinds' Precedents.' "
HERE'S THE "BUT " ,
But two features of a remarkable t'st
day episode cast some shadow on ap
parent victory of tho Democrat!' organ
ization of tho House. First. JJr. Little
ton's reply to William Jennings Bryan
was not of a nature to please any of th
Commoner's friends in the House. Sec
ond, a resolution calling for an Investi
gation similar to the one Mr. Littleton
first demanded was introduced by Minor
ity Leader Mann in an effort to lioi't
"Old Man Trouble" Into the peaceful at
mosphere, and tl is resolution may et
accomplish its fell purpoe It was re
ferred to the Committee on Rules
AVhether Mr. Littleton will let it rest
there Is problematical, though the House
leaders believe he will not make any
effort to call it out, knowing that to do
so would be to bid farewell to the treas
ured harmony of the House majority.
Mnrtln Get lliisy.
To make things a little more Interest
ing, about the time that Mr. Mann was
introducing his resolution. Henry B. Mar
tin, national secretary of the Anti-Trust
League, whom Mr. Littleton had singled
out as the object for his most vitriolic
attack and wlnm he had called about
all the names on the parliamentary list
of uncomplimentary adjectives, was filing
a memorial demanding Mr. Littleton's
Impeachment and expulsion from the
House. This memorial was also re
ferred to the House Committee on Rule",
where it will be allowed to rest, as far
an the committee is concerned.
When Mr. Littleton, by special ar
rangement, rOMe to a question of per
sonal prlvjlege In the House, as sonn
as the work of organizing had been push
ed through, th" Republican minority of
the House leaned back and grinned from
car to ear. The majority looked less sat
isfied. But before the peppery member
from Theodore Roosevelt's district hart
finished both sides of the House had
Joined in applause more than once, dem
onstrations In which the packed gal
leries joined unreproved.
Chnrge Vrc Read.
Mr. Littleton had the clerk read a
number of articles containing the charges
that he was an ally of tho steel corpora
tion, and for that reason had backed up
tho opinion of the corporation's attorney
when the latter said the Investigating
committee was not authorized to pro
ceed further with the Investigation be
cause the government already had taken
up the prosecution of the "trust. It
was further stated or inferred in these
articles that Mr. Littleton had been a
constant dissenter in the committee, vot
ing against his Democratic colleagues on
wvcriI occasions: had been responsible
-or the action of the committee in with
drawing certain questions which George
W. Perkins, of New York, had refused to
answer: had proven traitor Jo his oath
generally, and was about to be read put
of the Democratic party ot tlje House
Littleton Makes Rrplj
Mr. Littleton's reply, stripped
pyrotechnics, was that there ;
been a dissenting vote whll
the committee; that the ot
mlttee to withdraw the
questions was unanlmou
fact that to nitn naa
task of cross-examlnln
the Important Tennes:
merger feature of th
irood evidence of the
colleagues had, in his
Xaith. In the course,
Littleton was -inte:
1. Gardner,, a Repj
lute truth of
was the adar
But when he
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