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WEATHEE "SOBECAST.
Fair and continued cold to
day; to-morrow fair.
WASHINGTON. D. C. SATURDAY. JANUARY 13. 1912.-TWEEVE PAGES.
NO. 1925.
ONE CENT.
OVER HOSPITAL
Chamber Hearing on Emer
gency Problem .Results
in LiTely Discnssion.
NO ACTION IS TAKEN
Committee Desires Farther Informs'
tion, oa Subject Before Recom
mending Appropriation.
After a discussion lasting nearly Ave
hours, during which there were numer
ua exchanges and challenges between
.ho forces advocating the establishment
it a strictly municipal hospital and those
Tavortng tho continued operation of
.o-opcrativo Institution such as the
Emergency Hospital, the committee on
public health ot the Chamber of Com
merce yesterday decided that there were
tm certain phases of the Emergency
Hospital problem which they wished to
have made clear to them before making
ny recommendations regarding appro
vriatlons for this purpose.
Declaring tliat by sustaining the re
quests of the Emergency Hospital direc
tors the Chamber would be In reality
advocat ug the subsidizing of a medi
al rr nopoly. Board of Churity mem
bers udeavored to show the committee
the danger In taking such action. The
forces lighting In behalf of the Emer
gency declared, on the other hand, that
determined effort is being made by
I i- charitv board to bring about the
d!cuntinuancc or their hospital, and to
dep-lvr- them of $70,000 which rightfully
'jclungs to their Institution.
Plain Wordi lned.
Neither side in the discussion minced
llictr words la making their accusa
tions and challenge, nor was there anyj
b-sitancy in frankly stating Just what
they thought of the contentions of each
other Intimations were even made to
th effect that the Board of Charities
members were endeavoring to bring
about the abolition of the Emergency
Hospital for the sole purpose of benefit-
Ing hospitals In whicli they were per
sonally interested.
The meeting was called for the purpose
of enabling tho committee to ascertain
whether it is advisable for the Chamber
or L-vmmerce 10 uacK me icquai u. uic
Emergeniy Hospital directors for an ap
propriation of SHAOOO by Congress for the
-rectlon of a new hospital building. The
. omralttee In charge of the meeting was
composed of Dr. Harry 31. -Kaufman,
chairman. Philip King; Dr. Thomas C
bim'. Edwin JI. Etr, and S. A. Beeves.
There were piljent Dr. "VTrtltaftf P."Carr.-j
a. ting president of the stan of ianer
lontlnued on Pnire 11. Colnmn C.
RIOTING FOLLOWS
STRIKE OF 12,000
Lawrence Woolen Workers Hurl
Missiles at Operatives to Hasten
Departure from Looms.
Lawrence, Mass. Jan. 11 Serious riot
jig. in which many persons were serious-
1 injured, followed a strike to-day of the
K 0"0 employes of the American Woolen
Company. The entire police force i
tailed out, but was unable to cope with
the situation until cooler heads among
the strikers persuaded the rioters to re
tire The strike grew out of the refusal
of the company to accede to a demand
for an increase In wages.
The mills in which tho operatives ru
fused to work were the Ayer. Wood anu
"Washington mills of the American Wool
len Company, and the Arlington mllL
owned by the Arlington corporation.
The Wood and Ayre mills suffered
fused to work were the Ayer. Wood, and
were practically all Italians and Syrians.
Tower was shut off In both mills, belts
thrown from the pulleys, and things that
were moveable overturned. Clubs were
nseil and bobbins and other missiles
thrown to hasten the operatives in leav
ing their work.
The only Injuries sufficiently severe to
attract attention occurred at the WaslP
lngton mills. There was an indiscrimi
nate hurling of missiles, mostly bobbins.
In the different rooms there. Miss Delia
Clark, an operative, was badly cut by
a missile of some sort, and Overseers
Blodgett and Thomas Begin were hit on
the head.
More than 2.000 men marched from the
Washington to Wood mills, where they
smached the gates and took possession.
The mending room, one of Its largest
departments, was totally wrecked. The
strikers marched from room to room In
the mills, urging all the operatives who
had not quit work to leave-the mills.
$607,155 VERDICT
AGAINST GOULDS
New Tork, Jan. 12. John S. Jones,
who charged that he was "frozen out"
of the Little Kanawha syndicate by
George J. Gould and others, was awarded
n, verdict of tf07.1X to-day in the Su
preme Court against George Gould and
the other directors of the syndicate.
This sum represents the $600,000 that
Jones sued for and Interest.
Jones alleged that he owned options
on valuable coal lands in Ohio and that
no turnea inese options over to the Lit
tle Kanawha syndicate, but did not re
ceive the compensation that he had been
promised. The directors of the syndicate
acmes nis ciaim. (
The action has been tried three times.
The flrst trial resulted In a verdict of
w, ior j ones, xnis verdict was
reversed. Tho second trial resulted In
a verdict for the defendants. This waaj
icvciku. .juncs men Drougnc the case
before the Supreme Court.
American "Wild West" moving picture
ecencs are most popular in Scotland.
Many American-made films ore used.
SL25 Baltimore and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio,
Every Saturday And Sunday. Good to
return until 9 a. m. train Monday. All
trains, both. ways. lnclUdiES th.0 Boral
Limited.
HOT SPRINGS CHOSEN
FO CONVICT MORSE
President Taft has directed that Charles
W. Morse, the former New York banker,
bo transferred from the post hospital
at Fort McPherson to. the Army and
Navy Hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., for
treatment.
For several weeks urgent represen
tations have been made to tho Pres
ident that Morse could only recover
by going to Carlsbad for treatment. A
pardon would be necessary to allow him
to leave the country. President Taft Is
opposed to granting him a pardon at the
present time. The. army medical au
thorities advised President Taft that ef
fective treatment can be given at Hot
Springs, Ark.
He win be transferred there shortly,
but will remain in the custody ot the
penitentiary authorities.
Here Is the statement given out by the
Department of Justice on the subject:
"By the direction of the President, the
Attorney General has to-day Issued orders,
for the transfer of Charles W. Morse
from the post hospital nt Fort McPher
son. Ga., to the Army and Navy General
Hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., for treat
ment. Very urgent application has been
made to the President to pardon Morse.
In order to allow him to go to Carlsbad
for treatment, which, it was represented
on his behalf, was essential to his re
covery. The army medical authorities
have, however, advised the President that
nlshed at the Hot Springs, Ark., and
the prisoner Is. therefore, directed to be
transferred there, still remaining in the
custody of the penitentiary authorities.
BOOKS OF PACKERS
TAKEN TO COURT
Blow to Beef Barons in New Hove
by the Government Morris'
Hide Account Revealed.
Chicago. Jan. 12. Attorneys for the ten
Chicago beef barens, whose trial is still
In the prelude stage, were entrapped to
day Into slvhig the government forces
the one great opportunity which Dis
trict Attorney Wllkcrson's board of strat-
gy has deemed necessary to th!r com
plete victory
To-night the packers' leaders are
threatening dire things, praying for a
miracle of deliverance.
The advantage gained by the govern
ment was the unqualified privilege of
searchlrg the books and accounts of all
the packing companies to prove its case
by a chronological record of the Inner
most secrets of the beef trust.
The defense had believed that none of
these records could be used against the
defendants.
The book proposition came up when
District Attorney Wlikerson read a dozen
entries of summaries of business from
the ledgers of Morris & Co., and asked
that all tho Journal end original entries
from whlchlSK computations wrere mad:
be placed In court. "Just to be good fel
lows," said some of the packers' counsel,
and "Just to show the physical Impossi
bility of the scehem." others said. At
torney Borders, for Morris, ordered that
me dooks ue urougni.
All the ten attorneys for the packers
objected at once, but Judge Carpenter
ruled that the government was entitled
to have the books and to examine them
at leisure.
The first direct effect of this tack of
the inquiry felt by the defense was the
showing that at the time the government
charges that all the packers stopped mak
lng a credit for hides In order to boost
the price of beef Morris' hide account
showed a mysterious shrinkage.
In October. 1907. the hide account show
ed a charge" of J33.710.30, but In November
It fell to 129,000. and in December was
only JI.CC3.53, and the next month It was
only J1I9.50. From that time It continued
to total a few dollars a month until May,
1903. when two entries for the month
charged to the hide account totaled
JlCUl-S. This Is about the time the gov
ernment charges that the allowance for
hides was resumed.
1,763 BIRTHS NOT
REPORTED IN YEAR
Notwithstanding the law requiring the
registration of the names of Infants by
the physician In the original report of
a birth, or by the parents In a supple
mental report, the names of 2107 per
cent of the children born during the past
year remain unrecorded, according to sta
tlstics complied by the District health
department.
During the past year ,0H births were
recorded, and in 1.7G3 cases the names ot
the children have not been reported.
Dr. William C Woodward. District health
officer, believes the recording of the
names of Infants is of great Importance
in connection with the subsequent Iden
tification of a particular record with a
definite individual later In life.
The health department has done all
possible to enforce the registration law.
ENTERS LION'S DEN
AT CENTRAL PARK
New Tork, Jan. II. One Bruno Ful
berg started a panic among the sight
seers at Central Park this afternoon
when he jumped the guard rail of the
lion's cages and slipped the catch on the
door of Bismarck's home and began to
open tho door. A policeman heard
roar, a clang of steel, and leaped over
the rail Just In time to slam the door
in the lion s face.
Fulberg explained In Police Court
mat iiismarcK naa not neen red In sev
eral years, and that he had Intended
taking him to the Waldorf for a square
meal. He was sent to nsvchoDathlr
wara in xseuevue -iiospiiai.
GIRL ACQUITTED
OFSLAYINGMAN
Lutesvllle, Mo.. Jan. li Mary E. Bau
man, sixteen years old, who killed her
employer. Phil Duncan, aged fifty, by
placing strychnine In his food and then
crushing his skull with a sledee hamm.i-
when the poison failed to work quickly.
was exoneraicu ui a puuuc neanng, and
arrangements aro being made to nlr
her in the State Industrial School for
Girls. The tragedy occurred at Duncan's
home, near Grassy, Mo.
Duncan was married and the lather of
two daughters and two small tons. FTls
wife was in an adjoining room when he
was slain. Two years ago Mary Bauman
went to work at the Duncan home. She
was fourteen years old. Almost from the
Brst, according to her story at the pre
liminary hearing, she hajl beja jals
treated by "Duncan.
T
Will .Reinsert Items Cnt
from District Budget in
Lower Chamber.
HOT FIGHT IS-EXPECTED
Senate Subcommittee Wilt-Insist on
Better Care for Schools
and Parks.
While Democratic members of the House
are telling their colleagues how the Dis
trict appropriation bill would redeem the
Democratic economy pledge, members of
the subcommittee on District appropria
tions of the Senate Appropriations Com
mittee are planning to patch up a few
holes in the tattered District budget.
As a result of a determined light which
the Senate subcommittee on District ap
propriations is planning to make when
the bill comes out of conference It prob
ably will contain the schol Items as
originally proposed by the Commissioners.
Also. It Is thought, few ot the cuts in
salaries and forces ot the District ad
ministration will stick through tho con
ference fight.
District's Friends to Insist.
This much Is Known: Tho District's
friends In the Senate will Insist upon
the reinstatement of a large number ot
Items, cut In whole or in part, from the
Commissioners' estimates. Members of
the subcommittee yesterday admitted they
looked forward to the most unpleasant
conference session In recent years.
Senator Galllngvr, mo Is chairman of
the Senate District Committee and the
subcommittee on District appropriations.
rerusrd to predict the probable ac
tion of the subcommittee In detail, but
he Indicated clearly that the parsimony
of the House would not be smiled upon
in n;s subcommittee
"The bst I 'can do Is to refer lou to
other District appropriation bills as han
dled by the Senate," ho raid smilingly.
Members of the Senate District Com
mittee and the subcommittee on District
"PPropriatlcns of the Senate are little
i-hort of disgusted at what they term the
'shortsightedness' of the economy pro
gramme of t House as carried by the
uistnct appropriation bilL
Iterersed Subcommittee.
As I understand It," said ono member
of the subcommittee, "the subcommittee
of the House Appropriations Committee
had prepared a liberal bill, leaving in
practically all of the items asked by the
rommlsslouers. Tra subsequent cuttingdday he discovered that heliad JTtlt with
of the till Is, I take It, the result' of a.'
demand tm the part of the Appropria
tions Committee that the estimates be
lopped to the very core In order that a
start mlgh be made on the mueh-talked-of
and hitherto unredeemed economy
pledge of the Democrats.
The bill as presented to the House
yesterday Is absolutely ridiculous. Prac-.
tlcally all provisions for school buildings
are eliminated, and the other school Items
are small enough to cripple the work of
education here In many respects. As for
the improvement or beautifying' Items
and the clerical and other forces of the
various branches of the District admin
istration, they are beneath argument.
Reinstate School Items.
"I think It can safely be said that the
Senate conferees will fight hard for the
reinstatement of the school Items, a bet
ter consideration of the needs In clerical
assistance of the administration, and the
reinstatement of a number of park and
Improvement Items."
General debate on the District bill In
the House yesterday was devoid of sen
sational feature. The chairman of the
House District Committee read a speech
defending his position anent the pay
ment of tho funded debt by the Federal
government for the District and the fail
ure of the latter to reimburse the gov
ernment. The speech was unintelligible
because of the low voice In which It was
read, and at Its conclusion the speaker
refused access to his notes.
Representative Borland made his ex
pected attack on the half-In-balt prin
ciple of revenue raising for the District.
Mr. Borland pointed to the District ap
propriation bill as the stroke by which
the Democratic majority of the House
had redeemed Its economy pledge. Also
Mr. Borland was much put out because
the newspapers of Washington had unan
imously disapproved of the District bill as
presented Thursday.
All Denounced Committee.
"In other cities." h9 said, "an hones
measure of this kind would receive sup
port from some quarter. But the fact
remains that ever' newspaper in the city
of Washington has denounced this commit
tee, and for what? For trying to lessen
the tax burden here and Institute neces
sary reforms."
Mr. Borland said that Instead of being
a drag on the growth and development
of Washington, the presence of the seat
of the Federal government here Is the
citjrs greatest asset.
Mr. Borland made this prediction for
the bill:
"The action of this committee In re
ducing expenditures of the District gov
ernment will be welcomed by the country
as a patriotic move In the redemption
of the Democratic pledge of economy In
the administration of the government."
Attacking the half-ln-half plan. Mr.
Borland said It was a stumbling block
to honest taxation and a weight on the
neck of the taxpayer.
RESCUED MEMBERS
OF CREW LANDED
New Tork, Jan. li The eight members
of the crew ot the harbor and river
steamer Madeline, who were rescued
off New River. N, C, last Wednesday,
by the schooner Rebecca R. Douglas.
reached this city to-day aboard the
steamship City or Montgomery.
The transfer of the wrecked seamen to
the City of Montgomery was made .in
midocean on Wednesday afternoon. Capt.
J. W. Harper, who was swept overboard
and later rescued in an unconscious con
dition, stated to-day that he and his men
battled with the gale for over sixty hours
and that when they were rescued the
Madeline was without water or food, and
was in a badly wrecked, and sinking con
dition. The Madeline left Southport, at
the mouth of the Cape Fear River, bound
for Newbern for repairs on Sunday.
Palis' Beach. Miami, and Cuba
via Atlantic Coast Line- Leave 7:10 p. m.
All-steel, electric-lighted Pullmans- 4 ltd.
trains dally. 1113 New York ave. nw.
MILLIONAIRE MUSING'S.
"I'm doing me best to put
Wllkeabarre on the map.'
"Why. man, me train beat the
Black-Diamond Express."
I can't read Latin and Greek.
But I'll give you 110 for an egg."
T want four taxlcabs. fwant
wan for me physician, wan for
me secretary, wan for me head
and wan for me feet. Get the
kind that pants and jumps when
you look at 'em."
-JOHN JAV McDEYlTT.
BUTGH' OflllTT
"Millionaire for a Day" Goes
to Waldorf and Is Un
able to Bead Menu.
OFFERS $10 -FOE AN EGG
Will Go Home Broke After Great
White Way Puts Final Crimp
in His Bank Boll.
New Tork, Jan. IS. A raw-Doned dy
namic, carrot-topped Irishman with small.
sparkling, greenish gray eyes and
spreading forehead, sprang down the
steps of a special train at the Lehigh
Valley Rslltcad station In Jersey City
at C oclock this evening. He gazed
about him hungrily and then crooked his
finger In the direction of a small colored
man who made one of the surging group
about him.
"Hey! You. Smoke O'Loughlin!" he
called crisply. "Serve me up for taxi-
cabs. I want wan for me physician, wan
for me secretary, wsn tor me head, and
wan for me feet And say, get the kind
that pants and jumps when you look at
'em."
John Jay f'Butch") McDevitt, of
Wllkesbarre, Pa., had arrived In New
Tork to put the final crimp In the tVM
roll he became possessed of a month
ago, when he sold to an opponent the
Democratic nomination for county treas
urer which had been tendered him as a
Joke. John Jay has been everything In
the world, from third-rate hobo to (losing)
candidate for mayor of Wllkesbarre. If
you ask him. he'll tell you he's a Jour
neyman lunatic.
When the Wllkesbarre wildcat hit the
which to tickle the ribs of Father Khlck
erbocker. Thereforo he decided to econ
omize right oft the reel. He rescinded
his order for a flotilla ot taxlcabs (in
stead of tipping the crew of his ftfty-mlle
an hour J31S one-way special with one ot
his remaining yellowbacks) and con
sented to enter Manhattan via the Hud
son tunnel!.
Itecistered at "Waldorf.
But the rest ot his programme he re
fused to modify. He breezed Into the
Waldorf, where a suite of rooms had been
engaged for bun and paid for In advance,
at 6:11
The first persons the "millionaire" for
a day encountered In tho Thirty-fourth
street corridor of -tho Waldorf was Mr. J.
Alton Davis and two, friends, all Irre
proachably attired In evening wear,
"Me name Is McDevitt," said the Jovial
Irishman, slapping Mr. Davis on the
back. "I'm doing me best to put Wllkes
barre on the map. I v e started out In
grand style. Why. man. me train $316 It
cost me. and here's the receipt beat the
Black Diamond express time by a full
minute."
"McDevitt. me boy." repUed Mr. Davis,
"we're proud of you. Welcome to New
York's millionaire colony."
"Shure. McDevitt," put In Flngy Con
ners. who happened to be standing near
by. "Tou're one of us millionaires. But
when you get tired smoking them bum
mllllonalre weeds come to me and I'll
give you the right kind of a smoke for
a husky lad like im?" ,
Conld Not Itead the Menu.
McDevitt. accompanied by his secretary.
John Lcnahan. and his private physician.
Dr. Edward A. Sweeney (whos pledged
to pay him 35 for even- day be's sick)
adjourned to his apartments on the fourth
floor. Here he posed for a few photo
graphs, and glanced over the pile of let
ters and telegrams which had already
begun to pour In upon him.
"Faith." cried McDevitt, a broad smile
overspreading his features. "Here's a
Socialist who tnreatens to wallop tho
life out or me for being a millionaire.
Pooh. Throw It In the waste basket.
John. I've no time to waste on these
workln' folks."
McDevitt had promised to attend the
performance of the "LIttIo Millionaire"
at George M. Cohan's theater In the
evening, and so the flrst meal at Yhe
Waldorf was of necessity a hasty affair.
L "Faith." said McDevitt. scanning the
menu which the waiter presented to mm,
"I'm an American, an Irish-American.
I can't read Latin and Greek. But I'll
give you $10 for an egg."
Gives Walter ?5 Tip,
A huge platter of scrambled eggs was
placed before him, and to the keen en
Joyment of scores of near-by diners Mc
Devitt demolished It In Ave minutes.
Then he pushed his chair back and
slipped the waiter b.
"A man of your education ought to be
a college president." he toia tne servi
tor. "To-morrow I'll give you $10 if I've
got It left. Otherwise. I'll ask you to
lend me a dime to get back home on
Between the acts at the theater. Mc
Devitt nresented George Cohan with a
Yankee Doodle baton made of coal, with
huge sulphur diamonds sprinkled upon
Its surface. Later, he was the guest of
Cohan at a supper party, which lasted
until almost .daylight.
The trio of the millionaire ior a day
from Wllkesbarre to the metropolis was
one continuous whirligig of fun. The
whole town of Wllkesbarre turned out
to witness the departure of the reverse
Argonaut's special at 1:33 o'clock. First
making sure that green lamps were dis
played at both ends of the train. Mc
Devitt mounted the shoulders of two
of his loyal supporters and distributed
tlS worth of dimes, nickels, and pennies
to the urchins. Then "he delivered the
flrst ot a series of brilliant extempora
neous orations.
ataieroam Cars "to New Tork.
Open In Union Station 10 p. m. Leave
Uao a. m. Pennsylvania Railroad. One
and one-halt passage fares for exclusive
use of stateroom by one persoa, jl&
agents. 'Phone Main imw
ROOSEVELT SEEKS
DIXIE'S SUPPORT
Colonel's Generals Also Are
at Work liaising Money
to Feed His Boom.
POLITICAL POT BOILING
Situation Further Complicated by
Cummins' Decision to Allow Fame
to Go Before Convention.
There were two developments of great
interest In the Republican Presidential
situation here yesterday.
In the first place. It was reported that
supporters of COL Roosevelt are flguring
on George W. Perkins raising money for
the promotion of the Roosevelt boom.
Republicans who nn familiar with recent
developments In the situation declare
that Mr. Perkins Is already active In
the Interest of Roosevelt, and that bis
movements In this direction are well
known to President Tafia political ad
visers.
In this connection It was asserted here
yesterday that a movement already is
under way in the South to make Inroads
Into the Taft forces and land delegates
for CoL Roosevelt. Ormsby McIIarr. who
was active In' the last pre-conventlon cam
paign In rounding up Southern delegates
for Mr. Taft. Is credited with heading
this movement In the South. Private dis
patches received bere state that Mr. Mc
Harg is In Alabama, recruiting delegates
in support of Roosevelt. The activity of
Mr. Perkins and the appearance of Mc
Harg In the South are connected by Pres
ident Taffs friends. They say that Per
kins and Mcllarg have been conferring
recent!.
Brverlder In Game.
Ardent followers of Mr Roosevelt at
the National Capital have been positive
In their statements recently that an or
ganization to promote the colonel's boom
would soon be in the field, and tliat there
would be no reason to worry over the
lack of a systematic campaign. Former
United States Senator Albert J. Bever
Idge. of Indiana. Is mentioned as being
actively concerned with Mr. Perkins In
the promotion of this Roosevelt organi
zation. Mr.BeverIdge has been a close
friend of Mr. Perkins for a good many
years.
Mr. Perkins figured prominently In the
financing of the Roosevelt campaign ot
19M. In that campaign he contributed
JtS.000 on behalf ot the New YorkALlfe
Insurance .Company alone.
Mr,. X'rrjtlns is a-dlrretor of, the United
States steel Corporation, which Is now
being rued by the Federal government.
and also of the International Harvester
Company, whose dissolution Is now being;
forced by the Department of Justice.
Mr. Perkins' activity In the Roosevelt
movement Is ascribed here, however, to
personal friendship for CoL Roosevelt.
Ormsby McIIars; in South.
Ormsby Mcllarg, who is now said to
be In the South, stirring up Roosevelt
sentiment. Is a New York lawyer. He
did heroic service In the Taft pre-con
ventlon campaign, when he was sent
Into the Southern States by Frank H.
Hitchcock, who was managing the Taft
boom, to collect evidence In threatened
contests against Taft-delegates. Mcllarg
bandied the situation to well that the
contests fell through and all the Taft
delegates were seated. Mr. Mcllarg also
served as a confidential man under Mr.
Hitchcock during the Taft campaign, and
after President Taft'. election was ap
pointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce
and Labor. Just befoe retiring from that
office he made a sharp public attack
upon CoL Roosevelt, but It Is said now
that Sir. Mcllarg has changed his mind
In regard to the coloneL At any rate,
when he was In Washington a few days
ago he was talking In favor ot the ex
President. The other development that greatly In
terested Republicans here yesterday con
cerns United States Senator Albert B.
Cummins, ot Iowa. Mr. Cummins
friends declared last night that there Is
no longer any doubt that he will enter
the race as a Republican Presidential
candidate.
Cummins Make Inquiries.
It was learned that Senator Cummins
when he was out In Iowa during the
Christmas holidays summoned all of his
lieutenants to him and Inquired whether
the Iowa delegation to the national con
vention could be won for Senator La
Follette. The Information that he got
was that La Follette could not control
the delegation, but that Senator Cum
mins himself could If he would allow the
use of his name u a Presidential candi
date. If he dld'not consent to enter the
race, the Iowa delegation, the Senator
was told, would undoubtedly go to Chi
cago Instructed for President Taft.
Senator Cummins returned to Wash
ington, and laid this situation before La
Follette. Before coming Hast he had
told bis political supporters In Iowa that
he would consent to the use of his name
provided La Follette acquiesced. Up to
this time the Wisconsin statesman has
not given his full consent La Follette's
friends say that he believes that he coc3.
control the Iowa delegation ir senator
Cummins would only turn In and make
a hard fight for him.
'May Cause Hard Feelings.
While the appearance ot Cummins in
tho field will probably be marked by no
hard feelings between the Iowa Sena
tor and La Follette at the start. It will,
in the opinion of Washington political
observer- be 1-ia befflnnlnir of a. serious
split In the progressive ranks. A can-!
dldate is a candidate, and when the po
litical bee buzzes as loudly as It does
In Senator Cummins' case, he may be
counted upon to reach out for .dele
gates wherever he can get them. It Is
known that Senator Cummins believes
that he has a chance of being nomi
nated as a cotipromise candidate. In
the event of a failure to nominate
either Taft or Lvv. Follette at Chicago.
It is apparent that the La Follette sup
porters are considerably disturbed over
the turn affairs have taken, but they
will make as good a face as possible of
It, and contend that the Cummins
movement represents a united effort
against a common enemy. The Taft
people have not 'been figurine on the
Iowa delegation, so that the appearance
of Cummins' in the field will not attest
the.. President's chances beyond possi
bly one or two delegates out ot the to
tal twenty-six.
1.35 in Baltimore and Return.
Saturdays and Sundays, via Pennsylvania
Railroad. Tickets good returning' until 9
a. m. Monday. All regular train except
the Congressional Limited.
SOCIALISTS JPLATFOEH. '
Abolition ot the monarchy.
Abolition of the Bundesrath
and the upper bouses of the stato
legislatures.
Abolition of the standing army
and creation of a national guard.
Responsibility of the cabinets
to the parliaments.
Election of all officers by pop
ular vote.
Initiative, referendum, and per
capita representation to all leg
islative bodies.
Nationalization of all means of
production.
Heavier taxation ot the great
fortunes and Incomes.
Manhood suffrage and ballot
for women.
Abolition ot Indirect taxes and
of the duties on the necessaries
ot life.
Prohibition of child labor.
Stringent woman labor laws.
Compulsory better safety -devices.
SOCIALISTS WIN IN
GERMAN ELECTION
Victorious in Almost Every Com
munity and Have Commanding
Position in Hew Chamber.
Berlin Jan. 11 In to-day's general elec
tion for members of the Reichstag. the
Socialists were victorious in almost
every community, according to the latest
returns, and will have a commanding
position In the fiew chamber.
The day was favorable, the weather
was Ideal, and the vote throughout the
empire was heavy.
- There was some disorder at various
points, but the police managed to sup
press these outbreaks before they at
tained serious proportions.
Several companies of Infantry, a bat
tery of artillery, and two squadrons of
cavalry were held In readiness In this
city to quell any disturbances.
Several clashes occurred at Munich be
tween Catholics and Socialists. Many of
the rioters were Injured.
GIFT A HANDICAP
TO PRESBYTERY
New Tork. Jan. It Because John S.
Kennedy bequeathed COOO.0OO to the
church extension committee of the New
Tork Presbytery, most ot the other con
tributors, thinking, their money Is no
long:r needed, hstc.stopDeJ .their armual
fcayroents, leaving' tho presbytery poorer
than' ever, and not sure that it would not
bs better off if the big gift had not been
received,
The committee reports the Ilauldatlon
or ..xj.uco or cnurch debts, leaving SLSO.
CM of the Kennedy fund. The contribu
tions to the committee have totaled about
J1W.CC0 annually In the past, but now they
nave aroppea v less than half that Ague.
and at the most the JL20.000 can yield
oniy jjj.uot.
FIRE ON L TRAIN
STARTS A PANIC
New York. Jan. li A spectacular scene
of fire and panic was witnessed by thou
sands of home-going workers during the
rush hours to-night, when the forward
car of an express train on the Ninth
avenue elevated line caught fire and
burned to the trucks within the station
limits at HCth street and Eighth avenue.
The station roof caught lire and com
municated the blaze to one of the cars
a south-bound local train which
stopped at the station.
An explosion In the motor box caused
tho conllagratlcn. With the first flare
of the electric flame, the passengers made
a rush for the doors and windows and
all leaped or were hauled to safety on
the platform. A moment later the same
scene was enacted on the south-bound
track. Severn! passengers risked their
lives b7 walking the tracks, but tho
power was quickly turned off on the
third rail and no one was Injured. Police
reserves prevented a panic at the station
exits.
Traffic was blockaded for an hour until
the fire was extinguished and the tracks
cleared ot the debris.
largest Horning Circulation.
VEST POCKET ESSAYS
THE COLLIE
The collie Is a tall, Gothic dog with
long, fine hair and a lean, pointed nose,
which was designed to enable Mm to
drink water out of a crayfish hole in case
of necessity.
The cnllle. has brijlit, beautiful eyes,
full of.. Intelligence, sharp, expressive
ears, and a mouth which extends back
Into his face about a foot and Is dec
crated on tho edges with quantities of
teeth. When the collie pens his face
slightly, allows his plentiful tongue to
hang negligently over his lower jaw. and
thumps the floor with his mohair tall,
he Is as eloquent in his discourse as
many a man who can recite the Un
abridged Dictionary, page for page.
The collie was Invented In Scotland
and is one ot that country's most "valu
able assets. Thanks to the collie tha
Highland shepherds have bad time to
learn-lto play the bagpipe. Tha collie
has a natural talent for herding sheep
and if he were a human being, would
undoubtedly be a. political leader in
Pennsylvania or ttnode Island. As it
ls."tie does the shepherd's work for hln
in a capehle manner, counting the sheep,
renrovlnz- them, roundlnr them up. in
structing them, caring for the sick and
steering the shepherd home when he
ha. blown himself dizzy on la" bagpipes.
The Scotch shepherd makes no claim for
wisdom himself, but wllT steadily fight
any one who accuses his dog of being
notwiser than he is.
In America the coule Is a household
decoration. There ara two kinds of do
mestic collies, the trained and the un
trained. If the colUs nup la well trained,
five or nine times a, day with a durable
club, he soon abandons bis baby tricks
and, becomes a, friend to man. The un
KNOXEXPLAINS. '
PERSIAN TROUBLE
Americans CannotExpectPay
for Three Years' 8er?ice,
Says Secretary of State,
CHARGESAGAINSTEN70J
Minister Bussell Called "Dementei
in Cablegram to Solzer Pour
teen Men in Controversy
Secretary of State .Knox last algal
plied to charges against Charles "W. Ss
sell. American Minister at Teheran, as4
the State Department, toads yesterday
in a cablegram from F. E. Cairns, who
was associated with W. Morgan Shustsy
In reorganzIng Persian flnanoes, to Rep
resentatlvo William Sulzer. chairman of
the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Secretary Knox explained the contro
versy existing between the fourteen
Americans employed with W. Morgan
Shustrr when be was deposed as treas
urer general of Persia through Russian
Influence. The Americans, ntrmberinsj
fourteen, assert that their position U
intolerable, now that Shuster has de
parted, and are asking the Persian gov
eminent to settle with them on the aama
basis on which Shuster was paid; that Is.
that they be paid in full for three years'
service, even though none of them hasj
served more than a few month..
Persia objects to this plan, clalmlnsl
that as she has not violated her con
tracts with them by dismissing them, as
Shuster was dismissed, they are sot,
therefore, entitled to the same settle
ment as he received. Tho American,
upon receiving this reply, asked tha
State Department to support their con
tentlon.
Claim Not Good.
Secretary Knox yesterday stated tha
this the department could do, lnatmucJj
as their claim was not legally good
Instructions have been sent to Minister1
RusselL however, directing him to usa
bis best offices In the matter. In other
words, though be was told that the de
partment felt It could not diplomatically
demand such a settlement for the four
teen Americans, inasmuch as their con
tracts have not been broken, yet that be
endeavor to obtain a settlement for then
which would give fair compensation con
sidering the unusual clrcumstances'av
whlchthey now find themselves. It la
expected a. corn promise, settlement will
be effected. Minister Rossen hasr been
instructed to keep the department fully
informed on the situation.
The telegram which resulted In a state
ment ot the case by Secretary Knox as)
given out by Representative Sulzer yes
terday Is as follows:
"The fourteen American officials at
fected by the Russian ultimatum equally
with Shuster. desire their release on the)
same terms. Have presented claims to tha
Persian government for full salary tinex
plrcd term, traveling expenses, and al
lowances. The Anglo-Russian legation)
are supporting the claim In good faith.
The Persian-cabinet will obey their In
structlons. Department of State is in
fluenced by demented American Minister
here, who is endeavoring to destroy out
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POLICE ARE FEEDING
SNOWBOUND BIRDS
Hundreds of little, birds which ara
braving the Washington winter, and
which are now snowbound and threat
ened with starvation, are not to be left
to their fate by the people of the Na
tional Capital.
The District government is recognizing;
the birds, and despite Democratic econ
omy It has been found possible to under
take the work of feeding the little crea
tures. The police department, as Is M
custom, each winter, is engaged in tha
distribution of food to the birds.
In all of tho precincts covering subur
ban territory policemen arc passing about
with paper bags, from which they scat
ter broadcast over the snow grain screen
ings. The precincts engaged In this work:
are the Seventh. Ninth. Tenth, and Elev
enth. Agents of the Washington Humane
Society are also distributing grain and.
bread crumbs about the city for the birds.
' v GEORGE FITCH
Author of 'Mf Good Old SI wash'
trained colUe. however, is a bigger nul
sance around the house than a coUegs
freshman, and there are striking points
of resemblance between the two.
The collie is one of our most tal
ented fighters, but his system Is much
different from that ot the bandog's. Un
like' the- latter, he Is not content with
one mouthful of his foe. but keeps sam
pling htm in different quarters until he
soon, exhausts the supply. Tha "bulldog.
oVing- to his tenacious .nature, can only
fight one te at a time, but the collie is
more Rooseveltian In his nature and can
frequently dispose ot a- whole, pack of
enemies by jilvthx; them one well di
rected bits -aptrce.
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